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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 10, 1977
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

Board Tentatively AcceptsW&S Bid

Chamber Head


for Hospital

County Attorney William J. Rish, Chair- Y. Core, examine one of the bids for the Oak
man Everette Owens, Jr., and Clerk George Grove Water and Sewer system.

County Accepts Furniture

SBid for Library Building

ings for a cost-of $22,474.25.
Other bidders included Wei-
bel, Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., with
a bid of $28,325 and Newton
Seating Company with a bid of
The bid was accepted at the
recommendation of Mrs. Jane
Patton, District Librarian,
who examined the three bids
with Bill Simmons, local ad
hoc library committee chair-
man, Bill Lyles of the District
Library committee and Tom-
my Pitts, supervisor of the
county mosquito control dis-
Mrs. Patton said the mater-
ial to be furnished was of first
class quality and was used by
libraries all over the country.
"We have a good price for
some good fixtures" she said.
Mrs. Patton recommended
the County change their order
on 25 or 30 of the chairs for
nicer chairs to be used in the
conference room.
The Commission decided to
let the order be placed as
stated in the bid and a-decision
made on the change in the
next two weeks, if the Board

The County Commission ac-
cepted a bid from Alabama
Contract Company, Tuesday,
to supply the furnishings and
fixtures/ for the new library
building currently under con-
struction here in Port St. Joe.
The successful bidder pro-
posed to provide the furnish-

Rep. Rish Sets


Hearing Mon.
All residents of the Port
St. Joe area are invited to
meet with Representative
Billy Joe Rish on Monday
evening, March 14. The
public hearing will be held
at 6:30 p.m. in the Gulf
County Courthause.
This year's session of the
Florida Legislature begins
on April 5 and will continue
for 60 days. For the second
consecutive term, Rep.
Rish will serve as Chair-
man of the Committee on


Striking employees of Sylvachem Cor-
poration, walk the picket line Tuesday in a

wanted to -make the change
Commissioner Kennedy
wanted the Board to stuly the
bids, personally,' for a few
days, "Just to say we actually
saw every part of the bid",
before making a decision.
The remainder of the Board
agreed to rely on the judgment
of their committee and accept
the bid 'on the committee's
Mrs. Patton, Lyles and Pitts
assured the Board that every
facet of the bids and specifica-
tions had been thoroughly
examined to make sure the
county was getting what it
wanted at the price quoted.
In other bidding, the County
agreed to purchase a steam
cleaning machine for the
Mosquito Control department
at a price of .$1,052.10 from
Cosson's Rent-All of Panama
Cosson's bid was the lowest
of four presented for compari-
Two pair of anti-shock trou-
sers were -purchased for the
(Continued on Page 3)

It will be another two weeks
before the final word will be'
known, but it appears as if the'
Tom E. Newkirk Construction
Company of Roswell, Ga., will
be the low bidder on the
installation of the Oak Grove
Water and Sewer system.
Newkirk's bid of $228,117 was
the lowest bid in A field of six
bidders, but the Board still
wants to examine the firm's
credentials, bid bond, check-
the specifications outlined in
the bid, etc., before giving the
final nod of acceptance to the
The bidding for the system
ran all the way from New-
kirk's low bid of $228,117 to the
high bid of $453,900.05, turned
in by Webb General Contrac-
The Board had no trouble in
ascertaining who the apparent
low bidder was, but they had a
considerable problem in de-
ciding in just when they would
make the final decision and
tell the contractor to go to,

Commissioner Leo Kennedy
wanted to accept the Newkirk
bid immediately subject to an
inspection by the Board to see
if he was qualified and met the
bidding specifications.
Chairman Everette Owens
and the remainder of the
Board wanted to follow the
advice of their attorney Wil-
liam J. Rish to hold the three
lowest bids, examine them all
and make the final decision at
the next meeting after giving
ample time to examine the
In the end, chairman Owens
appointed the members of the
Board, Engineer Robert Na-
tions, county building inspec-
tor E. F. Gunn, road superin-
tendent Lloyd Whitfield, G. L.
Scott, city water superinten-
dent and mosquito control
supervisor Tommy Pitts to
study the bids to ascertain the
lowest and best for the county.
Nations said he would like to
studyThe bids for four or five
days to digest their contents
and make a recommendation
to the committee at their
meeting. He said he would
need at least that amount of
time to adequately study all
parts of the documents. Owens
instructed him to do so and
report to the committee at a
meeting to be scheduled for
next week.
Mrs. Wanda Brown, presi-
dent of the Port St. Joe
Chamber of Commerce advis-
ed the Commission that a
resolution was being prepar-
ed, requesting the 'County
Commission to set up some
sort of funding for the Munici-
pal Hospital in Port St. Joe.
"The hospital serves the
entire county", Mrs. Brown
pointed out, "with only city
funding and supervision." She
went on to point out that the
Emergency Room of the hos-
pital will be closed on April 1 if

something isn't done. "If this
is done, everyone will be
hurt", she pointed out.
The Chamber president sug-
gested that a mediation board
be formed-"between the City
and County to work out some .
way of providing aid to keep
the Emergency Room open.
"Even if a tax is levied
county-wide, it would be only
fair and most wouldn't mind
paying", she said.
Chairman Owens told Mrs.
Brown the Board had already
been in conference with the
City Commission about the
problem but that the County
had no resources at this time W
to give any relief to the Contractors bidding on the Oak Grove with the bids announced at Tuesday's County:
(Continued on Page 3) Water and Sewer project check their figures Commission meeting.' -Star phdto:

Qualifications Board

Will Investigate Taunton

After two months of inves-
tigation into whether they
should proceed with charges
and an investigation-of County
Judge David Taunton, the
Florida Judicial Qualifica-
tions Commission Monday no-
tified Taunton that a formal
inquiry will be launched into
allegations that he has mis-
used his judgeship.

Seven counts of misconduct
have been charged against
Taunton by the Commission
which said it had determined,
"probable cause exists to
believe you are guilty of
conduct unbecoming a mem-
ber of the judiciary."
In the counts, Taunton is
charged with misusing -the
powers of his office, determin-

ing the guilt or innocence of
defendants before they came
before him for trial and with
giving legal advice to clients-
who are to come before his
court, especially in the Small
Claims division.
Taunton, who charged on
October 26 that several prom-
inent Port St. Joe business and
political leaders had engaged

County May Drop Its

Membership in NWFPAC

Area counties have been dropping their representative with NWFPAC made thi
membership in the Northwest. Florida Plan- suggestion and asked the question whether ol
ning and Development Council in recent. not the county could legally step aside with its
months due to dissatisfaction to service they membership at this particular time, since
feel they are not receiving from the they have just signed a one year contract witt
organization whose function is to aid local the development group and paid membership
government in complying with requirements dues for a year.
and receiving government funds for local use.
Branch said three other counties arn
Bay County, the largest county in the interested in joining the group but he never
organization has dropped its membership in mentioned who the otler counties were, other
the organization. th o c wr oe
the organization. than Bay and Walton.
Tuesday morning, intheir regular meet-
ing, the Gulf County Commission considered The Commission was uncertain at the
taking the same step and looking at the suggestion but seemed interested in Branch's
possibility of joining a new organization proposal. As a result of the suggestion by
which Bay County is trying to get started with Branch, the Commission decided to look at
Gulf and other coastal counties such as where they will stand legally in light of the
Walton. The new organization would operate contract they have signed and make a
for the same purposes as the NWFPAC. decision based on the position it will put the
Commissioner Billy Branch, the County's County in.

$52,000 In Slander Suits

Filed Against Taunton

Slander suits totaling more
than $52,000 have been filed
against Gulf County Judge
David Taunton by George G.
Tapper of Port St. Joe and

l C City's Application for

- Block Grant Denied

wildcat strike Instigated by a personnel
misunderstanding. -Star photo

Short Strike at Sylvachem

Operating personnel of Syl-
vachem Corporation's plant
here in Port St. Joe walked out
on their jobs Monday night in
a wildcat strike which lasted
until Tuesday afternoon at

4:00 p.m.
According to plant super-
visory personnel, the employ-
ees walked off their jobs in a
personnel misunderstanding.
The plant was not shut down,

however; supervisory person-
nel kept the operation going
until the operators reported
back to their jobs after the
dispute had been settled Tues-
day afternoon.

The City of Port St. Joe was
notified this week that its
latest application for a $72,000
Block Grant had failed to meet
the criteria of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD)
and was being denied.
The letter of denial stated
that all projects applied for in
the State of Florida were
graded on a scale of one to 100.
The letter explained that the
highest ranking of the projects
approved was 88. Funds were
not available for projects
grading below 72 points. Port

St. Joe's request was given a
grade of 71. The grant request
was denied by one point.
The grant was to be spent
largely on improving and
doing further projects on the
Washington Recreation site in
north Port St. Joe.
The City was advised it
could re-apply for the grant
with the understanding that it
would not be funded unless one
of the applicants with a higher
grade fails to receive its funds
due to failure to file an
acceptable full application.

Hamilton Kenner of Panama
City, as a result of charges
made by Taunton before the
Gulf County Commission last
October. Taunton charged the
two with being involved in
unlawful land dealings.
Tapper and Kenner are
charging that Taunton public-
ly made false and defamatory
statements, charging the two
as being co-conspirators in a
land deal where state Repre-
sentative Billy Joe Rish, state
Senator Dempsey Barron and
state agriculture secretary
Conner realized huge profits
from the land dealings.
Tapper has also filed a class
action suit on behalf of the
citizens of Gulf County, to
force Taunton to reimburse
the county for the costs of a
grand jury investigation
which cleared Tapper and the
others of any wrong doing and
for the costs of Taunton's own
secretary and personal salary
spent on the investigation.

Taunton. had also made
charges at the meeting
against U.S. Senators Lawton
Chiles and Edward Gurney
and Congressman Bob Sikes,
but they, too, were cleared by
the grand jury.
Taunton had charged that
Tapper and Rish had conspir-
ed to increase the value of
property which Tapper had
purchased for $238,350 and
which he sold later for $1.2
million aftei a defour had
been paved through the pro-
perty, supposedly by the in-
fluence of Rish.
Sikes was charged with
using his influence to secure a
Farmers Home Administra-
tion loan to construct a golf
course on property Tapper
had donated to St. Joseph Bay
County Club; a move Taunton
charged had also helped to
enhance the value of Tapper's
Taunton had also charged
(Continued on Page 3)

in an unlawful land deal, has
20 days to file a written
answer to the charges, accord-
-ing to Commission legal coun-
sel John Asbell.
The notification states that
Taunton's speech before the -
County Commission, in which
he presented the results of his
own independent investigation
violated the Code of Judicial
Taunton is accused of at- .
tacking the impartiality of
State's Attorney Leo Jones,
Circuit Judge Larry Smith.
and Circuit Judge B. J. Dri-
ver, all of whom were involved
in some phase of a grand jury >
investigation into. Taunton's '
Taunton later called the
grand jury's findings a "white
wash" and he also questioned
the impaneling of the jury,
making further public state-
ments about the matter.
Taunton countered the char-
ges by stating, "I'm not
surprised at the filing of the
complaint. I said two months
ago that the powerful people I
had attacked had two points to
prove-one, that they could
survive and two, that anyone
who attacked them would not
Count one in the notice
charges that Taunton used his
office to grant a change of
venue to a woman involved in
a court case with the St.
Joseph Telephone and Tele-
graph Company, that was
never served upon the com-
pany. .
The notice states that Taun-
ton notified the defendant but
failed to notify the company.
In count two, the County
Judge is alleged to have
overstepped ethical boundar-
ies in a court case where
Harvey Michael Swain ;was
charged with criminal mis-
chief for killing a cow.
It says that Taunton inform-
ed Swain's attorneys that he
had conducted an independent
investigation into the case and
the defendant was guilty aid
he (the Judge) wanted himn
brought before the court so-a
jail sentence could be impos-
ed. : -
Count four charges -that
Judge Taunton conducted per-
sonal investigation into the
activities of the City of Ward
Ridge, the mosquito control
district and several residents
of Gulf County.
The charge states Taunton
used his office personnel and
made several long distance
telephone calls at county ex-
pense in the course of his
In count five, Taunton is
(Continued on Page 3)

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:: By The Star Publishng Company
Second-Class Postage Patat Port St. JoMe Florida 32456
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A Sure

Sign of


Back in the middle of our
long, cold, hard winter, it
began to appear to many as if
there would never be another
Spring or summer.
But just as surely as night
follows day, there will be a
Spring after winter; and there
were signs of evidence of the
coming of Spring popping up
all over Port St. Joe this past
week when the redbuds,
plums, pears and some trees
began to put out their budding
blossoms and leaves.
The surest sign of Spring
made its presence known
when a few azaleas, like the
one pictured here, began, to
put out their blossoms. In a
few days, the City will be a riot
of colors from the azaleas.
-Star photo

State Wants to

Meddle Some More

Last week' end, emmisaries of
the Governor of Florida hit the
spring meeting of the Florida League
WfMunicipalities with the thought of
raising the sales tax by one cent and
:-7empting the first 750 kilowatts of
the electric bill of individuals from
Utility taxes. Another proposal of the
SGovernor would be to prohibit the
-utility tax altogether and replace
" either the exempted tax or the
I abolished tax with a hand-out from
the state to the cities from the
. increased sales tax.
m The delegates to the FLM
,meeting didn't take too kindly to
Either suggestion and we join them
in doing so.
- In the first place, removing the
=tax from the utilities and putting it
: on everything else in the form of the
Sales tax has reduced nobody's
.taxes. It has just applied it in.
.another place.
S Secondly, if the revenue the

Plain I

Do you ever get tired and
Confused by some of the words and
iphrases the egg-heads use these
.days in writing the reports of their
investigations or research? Some of
E.them are hard to understand, but
hardly any of them beats a report on
a proposed $12,625 contract recently
considered by a commission on
crime appointed by the governor of
New Hampshire.
: The cover letter accompanying
the grant report said that among
-other things, it would:
"Develop groups of evaluation
,i4modules for several types of pro-
Igrams to consist of sophisticated

| Letters to Editor....

Justice Is]

'Larry G. Smith, Judge work,
.Fourteenth Judicial Circuit avoidi
March 4, 1977 public
-Wesley R. Ramsey, Editor believe
the Star tive as
P. O. Box 308 be to
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 help u
aDear Mr. Ramsey: stratic
Under the heading "Need In tt
Attention" on your March 3, the de
1977,: editorial page you re- to try
3ated your recent experience defend
4n being called for jury duty in thought
-fhe Circuit Court, only to see fense
ithe One criminal case sche- it. It
4fuled for trial ultimately dis- in adv
:-inissed by the prosecution remai
rrithout a trial. docked
SAs the presiding Circuit week,
ludge in Gulf County I fully dispose
appreciate the sense of annoy- or con
mnce and frustration that must office
ebe experienced by jurors and been a
others subjected to this kind of to disr
vent. All too often, it seems, and no
Eurors and witnesses are badly on the
inconvenienced. Under such actually
circumstances I am always appear
:amazed at the patience and ing of
cooperation we receive from extent
:hem most of the time. interest
:..can assure you that as a that tl
judge I am conscious at all trial ir
times, as are all other Court dantsv
officials with whom I directly been

cities now receive from utility taxes
is doled out by the state at the
pleasure of the Legislature, who is to
say the dole will not change in the
future, when it becomes more
expedient to put part of this money
into the general fund of the State of
Florida rather than pass it out to the
various cities.
Most cities, Port St. Joe includ-
ed, levy a 10 per cent utility tax. Port
St. Joe has a lid of $6.00 in taxes on
any utility used by any consumer.
This tax is used by most cities to
good advantage and is a fair tax.
Rather than g&t further involved
with municipal operations, it would
seem a more prudent move on the
part of the Governor, as we see it, to
farther remove the State from City
business, rather than become mbre
involved. Inf: or opinion, the State
would be better off and we know the
cities would be.


and quantitatively oriented research
designs to be used in evaluation
"Establish minimal data re-
quirements as requiredd by the
evaluation modules ~nd set in place
a system through lhich a continual
flow of empirical data will be
directed toward the commission's
evaluation staff.
"Establish through the use of
computer analysis modules a highly
empirical and quantitative means
for policy makers to make decisions
about programs."
Approval was 'unanimous.


of the necessity of
ng waste of time and
funds in the Courts. I
e that we are as recep-
s anyone could possibly
suggestions which will
s improve court admini-
he instance you mention
cision to bring a jury in
one case involving two
plants was mine, al-
h both the State and de-
counsel also requested
vas known several days
ance that only this case
ned on the criminal
t for trial during that
the others having been
ed of by plea, dismissal
ntinuance. The Clerk's
or Sheriff could have
sked to notify all jurors
regard their summons,
ot appear. Those jurors
bottom half of the list
ly were notified not to
r, which effected a say-
money at least to that
. In my opinion the
its of justice required
he case be brought to
n that one of the defen-
was in jail, where he had
for several months,

awaiting trial. The require-
ments of the speedy trial rule
also became a factor to consi-
der in the possible reschedul-
ing; Of course, using hind-
sight (which is always 20-20),
it might have been better to
simply, tell everyone to stay
It is regrettably true that a
number of cases are dropped
because of the absence or
inability of the State to obtain
the appearance of a crucial
witness. There are a variety of
factors involved in this which I
will not go into, but only rarely
can this be blamed upon any
laxity or inattention to duty by
any Court personnel, in my
There have been several in-
stances of jury venires being
drawn for civil cases which
were settled by the parties at
the last minute. In these in-
stances jurors who reported to
the Courthouse have been dis-
missed.,without trying a case.
Of course, the settlement of
cases is entirely in the hands
of the parties and their attor-
neys, andisettlement is much
preferable to trial, for obvious
reasons. In these instances

Basic, Inc.



ectors of Basic Incorporated
today increased the quarterly
dividend on the company's
common shares to 25 cents;
payable March 31, 1977, to
holders of record March 15,
1977. The rate had been 20
cents per share since the
second quarter of 1976 when it
was raised from 15 cents per
A regular dividend of 621
cents per share was also
declared on the company's
convertible preference shares,
payable April 1, 1977, to
-= holders: of-.record March 15,
1977. -' -
Max Muller, president,
stated that the current in-
crease in the common divi-
dend is a further reflection of
the higher earnings level be-
ing attained by the company.
Basic Incorporated pro-,
duces refractory materials
and chemical and electronic

there is what appears a
blush to be a waste of tir
money, and we try to
this by scheduling four o
or as many as eight civ
trials for the same wee
usually a greater num
criminal trials. This
always possible.
Your editorial begin
the line, "Our local
need attention". I whole
edly agree. However,
tion" to me means mor
sitting back and waiti
something to criticize.
end perhaps it would be
ful to give a brief rep
cases handled in the
Court of Gulf County.
First of all, there we
Circuit Court cases dis
of during the year 197
example. These 347 cas
broken down into the fol
Probate and

Not all cases "dispose
were tried by any n
Many were dismissed o
tied without any trial or
by the Court. One case
take 15 minutes, at
several hours, days, or a
or more. Most civil ca
any consequence involve
one but often several
trial hearings and rulir
the judge. These interim
ings very often are sufi
to conclude the case wit!
full scale trial. Our
legal system is set up to
tate the processing of i
the greatest proportion
legal proceedings with
necessity for a full trial,
is only by this means th
are able to handle the
volume and variety of
proceedings brought
During the year 1976 I
54 trips to the Courthot
Port St. Joe. Of these, 31

at first
ne and
or five,
il jury
*k, and
ber of
is not



I didn't get to call the President Saturday. As
a matter of fact, I didn't even try. I was in
Jacksonville at the time, attending the Spring
meeting of the League of Municipalities and
during the time people were supposed to be
calling the President, we were in the meeting
room at the Robert Meyer Hotel with the
convention delegates, trying to finalize a
statement of policy from the cities to present to
the Legislature in their session which opens up
next month.
If- could have called the President, I have
. mixed emotions about what I would have asked
him. There are so many things which need
One of the first things I would consider is
what happened to the promise to begin balancing
the budget. With the President's promise to give
every person in the country $50, his intention to
increase the HEW budget and proposed tax cut,
along with other items, the budget finally
approved by Carter has around $20 billion more
in deficit financing figured in than President
Ford proposed. If Carter still plans to balance
the budget in four years, he is headed in the
wrong directioiT.
I would also have to ask about his promise to
keep America strong, then ask why he is thinking
about scrapping plans or at least slowing down

s with were devoted to regular sche-
courts duled hearings and judge
eheart- trials (without a jury), usually
'atten- on Thursdays. The other 15
re than days were for arraignments,
ng for pleas, jury trials and other
To this specially scheduled matters.
e help- Based on the number of cases
port of and number of trips to Port St.
Circuit Joe, case dispositions would
work out to about 6.5 cases for
every visit I made. I would
*re 347 roughly estimate that some-
sposed thing like 20 to 25 percent of
76, for my time is taken up with Gulf
es are County matters, and the re-
lowing mainder in handling cases in
the Circuit Court of Bay
183 County.
109 On the two days you saw me
in Court I handled other
31 matters while in Port St. Joe,
24 in addition to being on the
-- bench. I also returned to Port
347 St. Joe on two other days that
d week, both for scheduled hear-
So ings and for nonscheduled
means. work on pending civil cases.
r set- While in Bay County the re-
ruling mainder of the week I held
e may hearings, sentencing, and, in
another fact, devoted a great deal of
a week time to research, study and
ses of drafting of a final statement in
ve not a Gulf County case involving a
pre- large sum of money.
igs by I hope that the above will
m rul- give some clarification of the
ficient manner in which Circuit Corut
hout a business in Gulf County is
entire taken care of.
facili- The jury system itself is in-
by far herently cumbersome, ineffi-
of all cient, and expensive. I believe
ut the I could have heard and de-
and it cided the case you mention in
iat we less time than it took to select
large the jury. But the Florida and
legal United States Constitutions
into require trial by jury in certain
cases, and I for one would not
made like to see it changed. Trial by
use in jury is the final guarantee of
9 days liberty and freedom for the

innocent, and the final assur-
ance of due process, fair and
equal treatment under the law
for the guilty. The daily news
reminds us that is not avail-
able in certain parts of the
world where man may act as
policeman, investigator, pro-
secutor, judge, jury and exe-
cutioner-all rolled into one.
Finally, there is no excuse
whatever for waste and ineffi-
ciency that can and should be
avoided, I think, all would
agree that expediency and
efficiency are not necessarily
synonomous with justice. For
example, the widely debated
and several criticized practice
of "plea bargaining" in the
criminal courts is, paradoxi-
cally, probably the most effi-
cient part of the entire crimi-
nal justice system. The critics
point out, and rightly so, that
efficiency, expediency, and
financial savings are not the
appropriate standards by
which to measure criminal
justice. My personal opinion is
that plea bargaining, like
everything else, can be pro-
perly done or improperly
done. It is improperly done
when expediency is allowed
to overrule the demand for
appropriate punishment or
detention of criminal defend-
ants. I think we have perhaps
reached the point where addi-
tional attention does in fact
need to be given to the ability
of the Courts to handle the
every increasing volume of
cases and other legal proceed-
ings coming into Court.
In closing, let me say that I
will be happy to furnish any
other details that might be
desired concerning the over-
all operation of the local
Circuit Court.
Yours sincerely,
Larry G. Smith

progress on the development of the B-1 bomber
and present plans to cut back on development
and production of the Cruise Missile to placate
the Russians.
Whether or not Chip pays his way in his
apartment in the White House or whether or not
it's good for Amy to attend a public school really
doesn't bug me very much.
Judging from the questions which were
allowed to get through the switchboard, I doubt
very much if I could have contacted the
President, even if I had remembered to call.

the Boy Scouts have changed their name tod
"Scouting-USA" and guess who doesn't like it..
the girls!
The Girl Scouts are up in the air about the
change, since they too, will operate under the
banned of "Scouting-USA" and will no longer be
identified as "Girl Scouts".
It's ironic that the change was probably
made due to the activities of feminists who
desire all removal of any sex-related titles in the
nation. A loud minority of the ladies howled and
the silent majority must now lose their identity.
It reminds me of FAMU University in
Tallahassee. For years, blacks have been
howling for removal of racial barriers to
institutions. I have no quarrel with that. It was
asinine of our nation to think we could have
separate but equal facilities and still treat
everyone fairly. Integration was the only route to
give everyone an equal chance and in the
meanwhile it had the valuable spin-off of
removing the need to maintain some institutions
and facilities merely to maintain our separation
of the races policy.
FAMU is in danger of being sacrificed to the
convenience of saving a little money and letting
their students go to school at FSU or other
places. The blacks don't want this. They want to
maintain their own institution with which more
blacks can more readily identify.
Again, I can understand their concern. It's
just a fact of life than we cannot remove all
identification to sex or race and still maintain a
definition of who we are and where we are.

The other night, I came home about 8:00
p.m., and Frenchie was in the kitchen at the
stove and she said, "Sit down, I have your supper
ready and it is a good one."
I went to wash my hands then came back and
sat down and inquired, "What are we having for
"We're having left-overs from the left-overs
we had for supper last night", she said.
Don't you think that's going a little too far?

A couple of weeks ago, Frenchie and I rode
over to Panama City one Saturday night to go to
the Mall. I had never been there before, and I
wanted to see what it was like.
We parked-the car and walked a distance
about equal to the distance from our office to the
Piggly Wiggly, then walked- another distance
about equal to the distance from our office to the
city water tower on Long Avenue.
We spent a total of $2.24 after looking for
nearly an hour at what was available in that big
hunk of air-conditioned concrete.
The point is, I can park my car in front of any
store in town, walk approximately 50 feet and
spend my $2.24. Then I can walk the 50 feet back
to the car and be on my merry way in just a
couple of seconds.
You can have your Mall.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977

Continued from Page 1....

Taunton Hit

with Suit
that Kenner, president of First
American Farms, sold some
2,969 acres of land in 1972
through an agent working for
Connor, agriculture secre-
tary, resulting in windfall
profits to Rish, Connor and
In his slander suit, Kenner
says he had nothing to do with
the sale of the land, and
further notes that he had
severed all connections and
disposed of all interests in
First American Farms, Inc.,
on April 28, 1969.
Kenner further claims that
Taunton falsely charged he
made a profit for MK Ranches
of $1,234,481.32 through the
sale of hundreds of thousands
of acres in swamp land to the
state of Florida.
Kenner said the purchase
price of the land was some
$100 to $107 per acre, and
adding the cost of improve-
ments such as drainage and
clearing the land, MK Ran-
ches had invested $400 per
He said the state of Florida
paid $332 per acre and that in
reality, the sale resulted in a
considerable loss and not a
b Kenner's suit is for $50,000
and Tapper has filed one
slander suit asking in excess
of $2,500 in damages and one
class action suit asking for the
same amount of money.
Tapper filed his slander suit

February 4 while Kenner filed
on December 20, 1976. Tap-
per's class action suit on
behalf of the taxpayers was
filet December 20, 1976.



Port St. Joe ambulance squad
from Armstrong Industries at
a cost of $240.00 per pair.
Purchase of a cardio-vascu-
lar monitor for the ambulance
squad was delayed until a
later date. The lowest bid
received for this piece of
equipment was $4,445.00.
In other business, the Com-
Agreed to adopt the South-
ern Standard plumbing code
.and set fees of $6.00 for
inspection, $6.00 for inspection
of mobile home set-up and
$6.00 for inspection of power
hook-ups. The adoption came
at the urging of the State of
-Received a letter from B.
W. Lopez of St. Joe Beach,
objecting to installation of a
water system in that aiea.
Lopez said he moved to the
Beach to get away from such
charges and taxes.
-Agreed to purchase a
supply cabinet for the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Service.
-Heard a complaint from
Roy Harper of White City
about destructive dogs roam-
ing through the county and
asked if there was some law

for protection: Harper was
told that there was not.

Judge to be

charged with distributing, or
having distributed, campaign
literature in which he promis-
ed to donate $5,000 of his
salary annually to the estab-
lishment of a children home
in Gulf County, during his
candidacy for county judge.
Taunton is also charged
with threatening businessmen
in the Port St. Joe Retail
Merchants Association, to ex-
pect no help from him in small
claims court, because mem-
bers had been abusing the
people of Gulf County.
Count six states that Taun-
ton carried out his threat by
informing several merchants
he would not issue an order to
show just cause or hold in
contempt a defendant who had
been subpoenaed as a witness
but failed to show.
Count seven says that on
February 24, Taunton presid-
ed over the trial of the State of
Florida vs. James T. Austin,
where the defendant was
found guilty of driving while
under the influence of alcohol.
Taunton sentenced Austin to
10 days in the county jail,
three months suspension of his
license in addition to a $500
The ethical violation came
later when an appeal was filed
and Taunton volunteered as a
character witness for Austin


at a hearing before the De-
partment of Highway and
Safety Motor Vehicles in Pan-
ama City, according to the

W&S Bids

Owens then turned to City
Commissioner Wesley Ram-
sey, who was present at the
meeting and asked, "How
much is the Hospital losing
each month at the present
time?" Ramsey replied, "The
hospital isn't losing money in
its operations. It is paying its
way and meeting all expenses.
The only problem is that it will
take more than is presently
coming in to pay doctors to
man the Emergency Room if
it is to be kept open".
Owens then asked, "How.
much will this cost?" Ramsey'
replied that, "It will cost
$20.00 per hour, 24-hours a,
day, seven days a week, to
hire ER doctors".
Owens then pointed out that
the County couldn't consider
anything until the new budget
year which begins in October

Phone Changed
According to Kenneth
Herring, principal of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School,
the telephone number for
the school has been
Anyone desiring to con-
tact any department in the
school should call 229-8251.

Captain Turner Receives Medal

Captain Billy E. Turner,
whose sister is Mrs. Wilton A.
Kent of 1313 Marvin Ave., Port
St. Joe, has received the
Meritorious Service Medal at
Randolph AFB, Tex.
Captain Turner was cited
for outstanding duty perform-
ance as chief of the Office of
Information with the 40th Tac-
tical Group at Aviano AB,
The captain now serves at
Randolph as an information
officer with the 12th Flying
Training Wing, a part of the
Air Training Command.
Captain Turner, who attend-
ed Hollbrook High School,
Lowell, N. C., received a B.A.
degree in history in 1971 from
Park College, Parkville, Mo.,
and was commissioned later
that year upon completion of
Officer Training School at

Most of us always love our
friends and neighbors, but we
really don't know how much
they mean to us until the time
of need arises. It is impossible
to express in words the feeling
in our hearts'for the many acts
of kindness and prayers ren-
dered in behalf of our family
during Cathy's accident and
It now appears that Cathy
will be well and healthy in a
few weeks.
We thank God, and each of
you, for your outstanding love.
Billy Joe, Carol,
Cathy and Jay Rish

Lackland AFB, Tex. His sis- Mrs. Junior Brown, resides at
ter, Mrs. -Doris Morton, re- 4715 Gayle Ave., Gastonia. His
sides at 2 Ryhne Place, Gas- brother, Robert C. Turner,
tonia, N. C. Another sister, resides at Rt. 1, Bessemer

City, N. C. The captain's Wife,
Jeanette, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Ensey of
Odell, Tex.

"Sasquatch" Will be Shown

In High School Commons Area

"Sasquatch", a new motion
picture, is soon to be released
in Port St. Joe.
"Sasquatch'" was produced
after seven years of actual
research and was filmed in the
wilderness of the Pacific
Northwest on some of the
exact locations of Bigfoot
sightings. This movie reveals
for the first time the complete
story of the legendary Bigfoot,
and captures on film man's
greatest attempt to unravel
the mysteries that surround
the Sasquatch phenomen.
This film depicts in a
dramatic manner true charac-
ters who have throughout
modern history encountered
this awesome creature.
Somewhere in the depths of
the vast forests that com-
prise the mountains of the
Pacific Northwest and Canada
is a legend which extends back
into the spoken history of the
earliest Indian tribes-a sec-
ret whispered in story and
legend of a giant, manlike
creature the Indians call Sas-
It is here in a remote section
of Northern British Columbia

that the greatest adventure
story in the history of man-
kind begins. Seven men pit
their strength and ingenuity
against the raging forces of a
primeval wilderness to dis-
cover once and for all the
domain of the Sasquatch.
"Sasquatch" is "G" rated

and is excellent family en-
"Sasquatch" is coming to
the Commons Area of Port St.
Joe Jr.-Sr. High School- on
March 14.
Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the

Port St. Joe High School

March 14 7:30 P.M.:

Students $1.00

Adults $2.00

Ss.f I C


Rebecca Childers, a native
of Port St. Joe, and Dr. George
Thomas Caleel, of Chicago,
.:ere joined in matrimony in a
double-ring candlelight cere-
mony on Saturday,Feb. 19 at
five p.m. in the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe. The Rev. Johnie Mc-
Curdy was the officiating
minister, and the wedding was
'under the direction of Mrs.
,Charles Browne. The bride is
:. -the daughter of Mrs. Ronald
Wayne Childers of Port St. Joe
and the late Mr. Childers, and
the groom's parents are Mr.'
and Mrs. Tamer Sarkis Caleel
of Beirut, Lebanon.
SAs the ushers gathered at
the church and the first guests
began to arrive, organist Mrs.
Blair Shuford of Tallahassee
commenced a program of nup
tial music which encompassed
the traditional as well as some
more contemporary pieces,
including: "Wedding Song",
'"Theme from Love Story",
:'"Evening Star"; "Whither..
Thou Goest", No Other Love",
.-and "I'll Walk with God".
"Mrs. Shuford also accom-
'panied James Overton of Fort
Walton Beach as he sang the
'couple's chosen selections,
"Through the Years", "There
Is A Time for Us", and "Wed-
ding Prayer". During the
course of the ceremony other
organ music included Sere-
'nade", "Thine Alone",
"Bridal Chorus from Lohen-
grin" during the processional
arid "Wedding March" for the
r ecessional.
'Shortly after the seating of
the bride's mother and grand-
mother, Mrs. Childers and
Mrs. Mary Whitaker, and the
.groom's sister, Mrs. Victor
Wertz of Detroit, the old bell
;. which has stood serenely and
silently on the front lawn of
Sthe imposing church for years,
tolled-informing the groom
`and the congregation of the
bride's arrival. The bell re-
.' mained silent again until the
Moment the bride and groom
Exited the church, announcing
S.to one and all the bond of
marriage hTff been com-
Rebecca, who was given in
marriage by her brother,
Wayne Childers, wore a gown
of ivory chiffon with a grace-
fully flowing full flare skirt,
empire styled bodice, with a
high rise portrait neckline and
flowing chiffon sleeves. Appli-
Sques of Alencon lace covered
the bodice front with pearls,
sequins and rhinestones em-
broidery defining the design.
Matching the gown she wore
an illusion mantilla bordered
with identical lace appliques
and embroidery of pearls and
rhinestones from which flow-
ed a chapel length train. She
carried a formal cascade of
imported Nordic roses and
Dutch tulips in the bride's
; chosen colors of spring yel-
Slows and reds interspersed
with French feather flowers.
Mrs. Mossy Goldman of
S Chicago served as matron of
Honor. She wore an empire
style gown of valeria red chif-
fon, with a high rise neckline
softened by a little chiffon
collar gathered at the neck-
line. She wore a capelet of the
same color chiffon which
floated gracefully from the
shoulders. Attending the bride
as maid of honor was her
cousin, Miss Cynthia Anne
Todd of Pensacola, whose
gown matched that of the
matron of honor. Both carried
glomeleated creations'of vari-
egated imported tulips form-
ing stylized Mediterranean
Miss Marie Louise Caleel,

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. MARCH 10, 1977

Thomas Caleel February 19

niece of the groom, served as
junior bridesmaid and carried
a smaller glomeleated crea-
tion. She wore a chiffon gown
of valeria red, with gathered
skirt on a dropped waistline,
with chiffon collar and long
full sleeves. Her gown was
accented by grosgrain ribbon
sash that tied in a full back
bow with the streamers flow-
ing to the hem of her floor
length skirt.
The groom's brother, Dr.
Richard Caleel, of Chicago,
served as best man. Grooms-
men and ushers were Victor
Woodrow Wertz of Detroit,
brother-in-law of the groom,
William Volney Garvin, Mar-
vin Nathaniel Samuel, Donald
Franklin Moore and Nicholas
Dennis Kladis, all of Chicago.
The groom and his attendants
were similarly attired in black
tuxedos and white shirts.
Their boutonnieres were
miniature valeria red rose-
buds centered in simple white
carnations. The ring bearer
was Hannon Capp Smith, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith of
Port St. Joe. He wore a short
black velvet Eton suit and
white shirt with lace cuffs and
lace jabot. He carried the
.rings on a white satin pillow
with ruffled lace-dging. The
program girls, whb stood at
either side of the church por-
tals, were Lisa Marie Whaley
and Patrici Marie Tapper.
Mrs. Ronald Wayne Chil-
ders, mother of the bride,
wore a floor length gown of
sonja rose chiffon. Her cor-
sage was a pink cymbidium
orchid adorned with minia-
ture' sonja rosebuds. The
bride's grandmother, Mrs.
Mary Whitaker, chose a floor
length gown of orchid jersey
with a capelet of the same
color chiffon draping her
shoulders. A lavender pink
cymbidium orchid made up
her corsage. Mrs. Wertz chose-

Mrs. George Thomas Caleel

a floor length gown of lilac
crepe accented by a corsage
designed of a lavender cymbi-
dim orchid set in pale purple
French fleurettes.
The church sanctuary was
decorated with a floral ar-
rangement consisting of a var-
iety of snow-white ornamen-
tal chrysanthemums inter-
spersed with spires -of whi.te.
antirrhinums and backed by
emerald jade. Palms and
stately candelabra flanked the
sanctuary, allowing burning
tapers to form a frame for the
prayer altar and the nuptial
pair.. Scattered bunches of
white mums enhanced the
overall ethereal effect of the
church. A duplicate of the
altar floral arrangement,
smaller in size, served as a
preview in the vestibule. Set
on a table, at its base was a
white Bible opened to the book
of Ruth and marked by a
ribboned trio of sonja roses.
Glass chimneyed tall soli-
tary candles marked the pews
of the processional aisle. The
polished brass markers were
trimmed to coordinate with
the family pews which were
marked by white chrysanthe-
mums and fleurettes encom-
passed in large white satin
ribbon bowls, as well as with
the altar and vestibule decora-
tions. Soft candlelight eman-
ated from the trios of cathe-
dral candles placed in the
church windows banked by
green magnolia leaves and
strands of fresh-cut ivy.
Following the ceremony a
reception was given by the
bride's mother and brother at
Bay Point Yacht and Country
Club in Panama City Beach.
The bride's book was kept by
Mrs. Roy Smith.
The central table featur-
ing the bride's cake was cloth
overlaid with white chiffon
edged in lace, inthe center of

which sat a four-tiered white
wedding cake. Each tier was
separated, and resting on each
was a carefully arranged set-
ting of sonja miniature roses.
The bride's table was presided
over by Mrs. Rice Creekmore
of Pensacola and Mrs. Jerome
Johnson of Destin.
The groom's cake, which
occupied a second table, was
decorated with sugared
grapes. Presiding over this
table were Miss Carolyn Carr
and Mrs. Linda Rubenstein,
both of Atlanta.
The punch bowl was pre-
sided over by Mrs. Rex Buz-
zett of Port St. Joe and Mrs.
Patrick Cobb of Pensacola,
and others who assisted in
caring for the guests were
Mrs.' Clyde Fite, Mrs. John
Robert Smith, Mrs. Charles
Brock, Mrs. Marvin Land,
Mrs. W. T. Mosely, Mrs.
James T. McNeil and Mrs.
Tom Coldewey.
Some of the decorations
included an alabaster carving
of Buddha, on the buffet table,
balanced by a watermaid, also
carved from lard. A large
vase, carved from ice, the
work of the chef, from which
cascaded spring flowers. Oth-
er ice carvings were those of
two pigeons and an elegant
Rice bags trimmed in
valeria red ribbon bearing the
names of "Becky and George"
were offered to the guests by
Mrs. John Fetzer of Hinsdale,
Out-of-town guests included
Mrs. Frances Rui of Pitts-
burgh, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Hanna of Palm Springs, Cal;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Athens
of Wilmette, Ill.; Thomas
Wagner of Whiting, Ind.; Dr.
Donald Pelino of Inverness,
Ill.; Dr. and Mrs. James
Smith of Fort Lauderdale;
Marvin Samuel of North-

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brook, Ill.; Mrs. Dorothy Fit-
zer of Hinsdale, Ill.; Dr. and
Mrs. Richard Caleel and
Maria of Hinsdale, Ill.; Mr.
and Mrs. Jerome Johnson of
Destin; Mr. -and Mrs. Blair
Shuford and Betsy of Talla-
hassee; Jim Overton of Fort
Walton; Mrs. James Fillin-
gim of Wewahitchka; Miss
Carolyn Carr and Mrs. Linda
Rubenstein of Atlanta, Ga.
Attending from Pensacola
were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Todd, Sr.; Sen. Tom Tobia-
son; Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Butt,
Calvin Todd, Jr.; Miss Rosa-
lind Rabon; Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Cobb and Mr. and
Mrs. Rice Creekmore.
Chicago guests were: Dr.
and Mrs. William V. Garvin,
Ms. Bonnie Hetzel, Mr. and
Mrs. Nick Kladis, Mr. and
Mrs. Morris Goldberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Mossy Goldman,
Chuck Westfall, Richard Ago-
stinelli, and Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Moore. Panama City
guests were: Billy Wager, Mr.
and Mrs. John .Christo, III,
Fred Scott, Miss Kelly Kelt-
ner, Mr. and Mrs. John Wray,
Mrs. Robert Overman, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Guy, John
Natel, Mrs. T. R. Williams and
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Keltner.
The bride is a graduate of
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and Florida State Uni-
versity with a Bachelor of
Science in Fashion Design.
The groom is a graduate of
Wayne State University with a
Bachelor of Science in Phar-
macy. He also graduated from
the Chicago College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine, where he is
Dean of Clinical Education
and Director of Nuclear Medi-
cine. Dr. Caleel also serves as
chairman of the Illinois State
Medical Disciplinary Board
and is,a trustee of the Ameri-
can Osteopathic Board of In-
ternal and Nuclear Medicine.
The couple will honeymoon
in the Virgin Islands, then
they will return to their home
in Chicago.




i i

Alan Hammock Sarah K. Owens


Mr. and Mrs. D. L. "Buster" ment of their daughter, Sarah
Owens, announce the engage- K., to Alan M. Hammock, son


In Time for Easter

Pre-Opening Sale

First quality 100% Double knit Polyester.
All new Spring colors and patterns

2 wk. Special $1.99 yd.

Call 229-6235


rd lnnsverfa

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Norfolk Pines '/2 price

Easter Cards
Baskets... Figurines
Order Easter Flowers Early Large Selection

REGISTER forfreegifts Bedding Plants
to be given away a daily

Spring Fever Specials Large

FRUIT TREES -.- Hanging

Red Grapefruit Satsumas Baskets
White Grapefruit Kumquats
Temple Oranges Nectarine
Tangelo Oranges Peach
Hamlin Orange Myers
Navel Orange Lemon


Te Sugar Plum Tree

CI Florist and Gift Shoppe

Phone 227-5271 Port St. Joe

Miss Rebecca Childers Becomes Bride of

Roche Furniture & Appliance Store

Church of Christ

Sing Saturday I
The Highland View Church
of Christ is sponsoring a sing
this Saturday, March 12, at
7:00 p.m. ^
Special singers will be the
Balilies' Family. The public is
invited and all singers are
encouraged to participate.

Garden Club

Meets Today
The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will meet today, March
10, at three p.m. at the Garden
Center on Eighth Street.
Members and other interest-
ed persons are invited to

of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. "Bill"
Hammock of Port St. Joe:
Miss Owens is a graduate of
Crestview High School, Gulf
Coast Community College,
and Florida State University.
While in school at FSU she
earned a degree in Elemen-
tary Education and is now
employed by the Gulf County
School Board as a reading
teacher at Highland View
Mr. Hammock is a gradaute .
of Port St. Joe High School and
Gulf Coast Community
College, and is presently
working toward his degree in
Electronics Technology in
Engineering at Florida Tech- w
nological University in Orlan-
do. He will graduate in June.
Final plans will be an-
nounced at a later date.


I. L .


Phone 229-60100

Port St. Joe

319 Reid Ave.

209 Reid Ave.

Ambulance Squad Will

Offer First Aid Course


Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bryant

Vanessa Hendersor

Gene Bryant Wed

The marriage of Vanessa
Henderson to Gene Bryant,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie
Bryant of Wewahitchka, has
been announced by the bride's
parents, H. B. Henderson
of Atlanta and Port St. Joe,
and Margie Henderson of Port
St. Joe.,
The couple was united in

marriage in a double-ring
ceremony, performed by Rev.
Billy Heaton, the evening of
March 7, at the home of the
bride's father.

The couple plan to reside in
Port St. Joe, where the groom
is employed with Henderson
Seafood Co.

The Port St. Joe Squad of
the Gulf County Volunteer
Ambulance Service will spon-
sor a Red Cross Standard
First Aid course in the near

Girl ScoutTroop

76 Attends

Day at Tyndall
A day of indoors and out-
doors was held recently, at
Tyndall Elementary School.
Troop 76 of Port St. Joe was
among the troops that attend-
ed. The girls and their leaders
enjoyed a wonderful day.
Those attending were: Tif-
fany Burns, Shelly Gathers,
Lisa Jones, Sylinda Jones,
Carla Osborne, Delmonte
Price, Bea Riley, Bonita Rob-
ison, Meredith Rouse, Danna
J Russ, Denna Russ and Ear-
S lene Skanes. Adults attending
were: Dorothy Jones, Sandra
Jones.and Dorotha Allen.
The girls are looking for-
ward to other events. Cadette
Girl Scout Javanna Williams,
Troop 310, helped her sister
troop in game teaching.


future. The course is design-
ed to train anyone in the
emergency treatment of acci-
dent victims in the home, on
the job, or at play. You do not
have to be a member of the
Ambulance Squad to take the
course. Anyone is eligible and
members of civic clubs,"
church groups, and indivi-
duals are urged to take part.
There is no charge other-
than a $2.00 fee for the text-,
book. This course will last 15
hours and will be given three
hours per night for five conse-
cutive nights, Monday through
Friday at a date to be an--
It will be followed at a later
date by a class in emergency
medical technology. Anyone
interested in receiving the'
EMT training must first suc-
cessfully pass the Red Cross
Standard First Aid Course.
Those interested in taking
the first aid course should
contact Dick Lamberson at
227-2141 or Bob Rogers at 229-
8139. Space will be limited to
the first 25 students to regis-

Bank Sponsoring

TV Program

The Florida First National
Bank at Port St. Joe, through
its membership in the Ameri-
Scan Bankers Association
K (ABA), will co-sponsor an
hour-long, CBS-TV special
dealing with human concep-.
tion, gestation arid birth,'
Wednesday, March 16 at eight
p.m. (EST) on Channel 6.
"The Miracle Months," fea-
tures ultra-modern photo-
graphic techniques to pre-
sent biological events seen
previously by only a few
medical specialists.
Three women, each await-
ing the birth of a child, are
studied to demonstrate new
techniques and technologies
that enable doctors to ob-
serve, photograph, record and
even aid the developing em-
bryo to avoid pre-natal
According to producers, The
Tomorrow Entertainment
Co., and Medcom, the world's
largest company devoted sole-
ly to medical information
programming, tubes with
lighten lens and time lapse
photography take the viewer
on a motion picture journey
inside the human body, and
magnify it as much as 600,000
,. times normal size.
Some of the photographic
techniques include fetoscopy
(photograph of the fetus in the
womb), thermography (photo-
" graphic translations of body-
tissue heat), and ultrasonics

(pictures by sound).
"The Miracle Months" is
one of many TV offerings that
the Florida First National
Bank at Port St. Joe will co-
sponsor through its member-
ship in the ABA. Others in-
Elud e' a -asped at I ''T'i 'eG'rat :"
Pyramid," and major sports

Masons to


Ralph C. Chandler, Master
of the Local Lodge of Free and
Accepted Masons has an-
nounced that the lodge will be
called to order at 7:00 p.m. on
Saturday, March 12, for work
and instruction in the Master
Mason degree.
All Master Masons in the
Fourth Masonic District, as
well as visiting members of
the fraternity, are invited to
attend the ceremonies and to
enjoy a dinner of Italian
spaghetti, as prepared by the
committee in charge of re-
Mr. Chandler stated that it
is hoped that there will be
several Grand Lodge officials
who will attend and urged that
all members arrive early so
that the evening can be start-
ed promptly at the called

Comforter Funeral

Gulf County's First
Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service
Pete, Hortense & Rocky Comforter

Telephone 227-3511

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ................. 11:00 A.M.
CHURCHTRAINING ................. 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:00 P.M.

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

Miss Stacey Lynne Johnson


Engagement Told
Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Mrs. Joe F. Davis of Port
Johnson announce the engage- Joe, is a graduate of Port
ment of their daughter, Stacey Joe High School. He is
Lynne, to Christopher Joe majoring in Music Educa
Davis. at Mobile College and

Miss Johnson is a senior at
Ben C. Rain High School in
Mobile, Alabama, where she
is secretary of the National
Honor Society, a member of
the Executive Board and
Future Business Leaders of
America. She is employed
part time as a secretary.
Mr. Davis, son of Mr. and

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serving as a Minister of Music
at Lockler Memorial Baptist
Church in Mt. Vernon, Ala-
The wedding will take place
May 28 at Riverside Baptist
Church in Mobile. The cere-
mony will be performed by
Rev. George Puckett, former-
ly Minister of Music at First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.




Fast and friendly prescription service is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
drugs along with remedies that can be purchased
without prescriptions. We also maintain a complete
record of your prescription purchases and can furnish
you with a copy instantly for income tax purposes.



Drive-In Prescription Window -
Phone 227-5111


Mr. and Mrs. George Jack-
son announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Janice M.
Jackson, to Mr. David F.
Jackson, the nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. Capers Allen of 171
Avenue E, Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School, and is presently at-
tending Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College..
The couple will be united in
marriage on March 19, at five
p.m. The event will take place
at the home of the bride, at 233
Avenue D, Port St. Joe. All
friends and relatives of the
copule are invited to attend
the wedding and reception.

Honor Society

Washing Cars
The National Jr. Honor Soc-
iety of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School will be having a
car wash this Saturday,
March 12.
The car wash will be held in
the vacant lot adjacent to City
Hall. Price will be $1.50 per


Workers Are

Needed for

Cancer Drive
Rev. Johnie McCurdy, Pres-.
ident of the Port St. Joe Area
American Cancer Society and
Joe St. Clair, Area Chairman,
will host a Training .-Session
for Crusaders Tuesday,
March 15, 7:00 p.m. at the
First United -Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall.
Executive Director of the
American Cancer Society for
Gulf, Bay and Franklin Coun-
ties, Sally Bond, will present
the training session.
House-to-house Chairman
Barbara Hallinan urges all the

Girl Scout Troop Goes

to Camp for All Seasons

Several girls of Cadette
Troop 310 of Port St. Joe
attended the International

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crusade workers wno nave
been contacted to please at- ,'
tend. Volunteers are welcome ;
and most needed.

Final Wedding

Plans Told Miss
Final wedding plans for
Pamela Ann Parker and Steve Con
Lawrence were announced,
this week by the parents of the B
bride, Mr: and Mrs. Tom ea
Parker, Jr.
The couple will be married COn
in the First Baptist Church
Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., Cherry S
with the Rev. Billy Heaton of Mr. and
officiating. of White
pleted a
We would like to express our Panama C
thanks and gratitude to the The cou
wonderful people of..Port St. the national
Joe and others, in our time of teen" ma
crisis. We used to think so, but with a Spr
now we know the people of presented
Port St. Joe are the most Mall last S
wonderful people in the world. Cherry,
And again we say "thanks" young la
for everything. modeled se
The George L. Thomas designed
Family teenagers.




P. O. BOX 6947

Spring Quarter


Registration is now

in progress.

Classes Begin March 28

For more information call:

(205) 794-8719




Psychological Foundations of Am. Edu. 5:30- 9:45
School Finance and Taxation 5:30- 9:45
Teaching Science in Elem Sch. 5:30- 9:45
Theories & Techniques in Counseling 5:30- 9:45

The South to 1865 10:15-12:20

Social Foundations of American Education 5:30- 9:45
Vocational Psychology 5:30- 9:45
Organization and Admn of Guid. Serv. 5:30- 9:45
Curriculum Construction & Theory 5:30- 9:45
Reading for Secondary Teachers 5:30- 9:45
Literary Criticism 5:30- 7:35
The French Revolution 5:30- 7:35
Contemporary Europe 7:40- 9:45
Managerial Economics 5:30- 7:35
Managerial Accounting 7:40- 9:45

Supervision in Education 5:30- 9:45
Curriculum Construction & Theory :30- 9:45
Reading Remediation 5:30- 9:45
Analysis of the Individual 5:30- 9:45

School Law
Educational Research
Reading Instruction & Problems
Wechsler Scales
Philosophy & Prin. of P. E.

SATURDAY (Morning)
Educational Research
Social Foundations of Amer. Edu.
Psychological Foundations of Am. Edu.

5:30- 9:45
5:30- 9:45
5:30- 9:45
5:30- 9:45
5:30- 9:45


Cherry Stebel



Steel, the daughter
Mrs. Robert Stebel
City, recently com-
six week "Beauty
urse at Gayfers of
rse, sponsored by
ally famous "Seven-
gazine culminated
*ing Fashion Show,
at the Panama City
Saturday, March 5.
along with the other
dies graduating,
several lovely outfits
for today's active

Dinner at Camp of All Season-
on February 26. Those attend
ing were: Bridget McGee,
Dorothy Russ, JuVanna Wil-
liams, Tina Williams, Jackie
Wilson and adults, Mrs. Go-
jean Burns and leader Mrs.
Dorothy E. Jones.
A delicious Oriental din-.
ner and souvenirs prepared by
students of Florida State Tni-
versity. The dinner was, at-
tended by leaders and girls
from all over the Council..
After dinner the girls en-
tertained with games .and
songs. The students of FSU
taught a folk dance whichw.as
the hit of the evening.
Sunday morning after
breakfast good-bye was said
with misty eyes for each troop
left something to cherish for a
long time-fellowship. :.

Deadline Near

On Boxtops
Port -St. Joe Elementary
School announces that the
Post Cereals Box Tops for Fun
'N Fitness Contest will end-on
March 31. Physical Education
teachers ask that all box .tops
be turned in by that date. They
would like to remind, the
public that these box' tops will
be redeemed by the Post
Cereal Company for play-
ground and physical fitness
-At the present time, .the
school has collected a little
over 1,400 box tops. This
amount can be exchanged for
only a minimal order of equip-
ment. Everyone's coopera-
tion is urged, for the more box
tops collected, the greater
amount of equipment can be
provided for the students. -


Earth Science
South to 1865
Music for the Elementary Teacher
American Government
'Principles ofConseling, .

Social Prob. in Contemporary Society
Educational Psychology
Teaching Language Arts
Contemporary American Foreign Policy
American Ideals

Real Estate Investments

12:30- 2:35.,,
.12:30- 2:35.

12:30- 2:35"



Intro to Computer Data Processing 5:30- 7:35:.
Functional Char. of Digital Comp 5:30- 7:35.,
Business Law 5:30- 7:35.
Principles of Management 5:30- 7:35.

Classical Literature 5:30- 7:35..

Science for the Elementary Teacher 4:30- 7:35,

Social Behavior 5:30- 7:35
Business Law II 7:40- 9:45:
Business Statistics 7:40- 9:45

Teaching Reading in Elementary School
Foundations of Education

P. E. for the Exceptional Child

7:40- 9:45
7:40- 9:45.

7:40- 9:45. i

Developmental Psychology 7:40- 9:45
Psychological Test & Meas 7:40- 9:45


Reading for Secondary Teachers

Real Estate


5:30- 9:45'


Cost Accounting I 5:30- 7:35
Principles of Marketing 5:30- 7:35:
Retailing 5:30- 7:35

Social Studies for the Elementary Teacher 5:30- 7:00 '
French Revolution & Napoleonic Period 5:30- 7:35

English Masterwriters II 5:30- 7:35
Literary Criticism 5:30- 7:35

Meas. & Guid. for Sec. & Elem. Teachers 5:30- 7:35

Field Experience I 5:30- 7:35
Field Experience II 5:30- 7:35
Field Experience III 5:30- 7:35

Principles of Accounting I 7:40- 9:45
Principles of Economics II 7:40- 9:45
Manufacturing Management 7:40- 9:45

Children Literature 7:40- 9:45

Contemporary Europe 7:40- 9:45

Social Institutions 7:40- 9:45



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In Food


The Food Stamp Office has
announced that by June, all
household members, includ-
ing children, must have Social
Security numbers. This is be-
~ing done in order to facilitate
: the start of a computer sys-
'tem which will keep up with
S]Food Stamps state-wide.'
'The Food Stamp Office re-
. 'quests that food stamp receip-
efits obtain their Social Secur-
ity numbers now to avoid
delays and possible confusion
at later recertifications.
S One needs to carry birth
certificates to the Social
'Security office in order to
submit applications for Social
"Security numbers for their
household members who do
:not have a:number

'What I value more than
'all things is good humor."
-. Thomas Jefferson

Legal Ads
.IN RE: The AdoptiOn of
5331 Forest Park Drive
Mobile, Alabama
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition
for the Adoption of the above named
minor has been filed in the above styled
Court and you are commanded to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, on
FRED N. WITTEN, Petitioner's Attor-
ney, whose address is 303 Fourth Street,
S Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and whose
* Post Office address is P. O. Box 447, Port
S St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before April
6, 1977, and file the original with the
Clerk or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
S WITNESS my hand and official. Seal of
S the Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 7th day of March, 1977.
BY: -s- Margaret Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 3.10

IN RE: The Matter of the Adoption of
TO: Claude Winton Ferrell, Jr.
Address Unknown
a Petiton for Adoption has been filed for
the adoption of David Edward Ferrell
and Steven Randolph Ferrell and you
are requested to serve a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Petition
on Petitioner's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
the 1st day of April, 1977. If you fail to do
so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 28th day of February,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
By: -s- Margaret B. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 3-3

We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the
names of all persons interested in the
business or profession carried on under
PAIRS at 1025 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows: Billy J.
Griffin, 100 percent.
-s- Billy J. Griffin

We the undersigned, being duly
do hereby declare under oath th
names of all persons interested
business or profession carried on
the name of STUTZMAN CONS
TION CO., at 1001 Long Avenue, F
Joe, Florida 32456, and the extent
interest of each, is as follows: O
Stutzman, 100 percent.
-s- Ollie J. Stutzman

LOIS TONEY, his wife, EXON
NOTICE is hereby given that
and by virtue of a Final Dec
Foreclosure rendered on the 8th
February, 1977 by the United
District Court for the Northern I
of Florida, Marianna Division,
case above styled in favor
Plaintiff, the undersigned appoi
said Decree will on March 30,
1:00 P.M. 'clock E.S.T. in front
County Courthouse door in the
Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for s
sell at public outcry to the highest
for cash the following mortgage
perty, situate, lying, and being
County, Florida, as described
The South 15 feet of Lot 8 and
Lot 10, Block 4, Pine Ridge Add
to Wewahitchka, Florida, a sul
sion of part of Sections 23 an
Township 4 South, Range 10
.7 Gulf County, Florida, accord
Sthe official plat thereof on file ii
book 2, page 8, Public Recor
Gulf County, Florida. '
Method of Payment: Cash,
Money Order or Certified Chec
:able to United States Marshal.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977


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Seated, left to right: Dewayne Patterson, r: Wayne Layfield, Peggy Kirkland, Cristie
Sissy Lowery and Donna Pitts. Standing, 1 to Taylor and Ewell Harrison. -Star photo

Students Attend Area

DCT Banquet Feb. 23

The District II Level con-
tests of the Cooperative Edu-
cation Clubs of Florida were
held at Godby High School in
Tallahassee on February 23.
The contest and awards ban-
quet were attended by stu-
dents and coordinators from
Gulf, Calhoun, Franklin, Gad-
sden, Jackson, Jefferson, Lib-
erty, Taylor. and Wakulla
Students participating from
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School were Patricia Lowery,
Extemporaneous Speaking;

Byrd Faulk

Dies In


Byrd Faulk, 55, Samson,
Ala., died Tuesday night after
San extended illness. He had
been a long time resident of
Port St. Joe.
He is survived by his wife,
Lois Faulk of Samson; a
daughter, Mrs. Rita McGriff
of Dothan, Ala.; a sister, Mrs.
Cora Austin of Corvalis, Ore-
gon; four brothers, Daughty
Faulk of Leesville, La.,
Adolph Faulk of Lorraine,
Ohio, Curtis Faulk of New
Jersey and John Faulk of
Panama City and three grand-
Funeral services will be
held today from Pittman Fun-
eral Home at 3:00 p.m.

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Whales are
animal hig
leaping mi
in the air.

Sthe best: of all
h jumpers, often
ore than 20 feet

Wayne Layfield, Job Inter-
view; Cristie Taylor, Photo-'
graphy; Peggy Kirkland, Re-
cruiting Poster; Ewell Harri-
son, 'Sales Demonstration;
Dewayne Patterson, Public
Speaking; and Donna Pitts,
Spelling. Charles Fortner
traveled with the students.

Placing in the contests were
Donna Pitts, first; Patricia
Lowery and Cristie Taylor,
2nd; and Peggy Kirkland,
third. Donna will compete on
the state level in Orlando,
March 31-April 3. A small
delegation of her classmates
will make the trip with her.

Navy Machinist's Mate
First Class Roland L. Ward,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Ward of P. O. Box 639,
Wewahitchka, has departed
for an extended deployment
with the U. S. Sixth Fleet in
the Mediterranean Sea.
He is a crewmember aboard
the replenishment oiler USS
Kalamazoo, homeported in
Mayport, Fla.
The missions of the Sixth
Fleet are to protect U. S. citi-
zens, shipping and interests in
the Mediterranean; to deter
aggression of our Western Eur-
opean allies, by maintaining
mobile striking forces; to pro-

mote peace and stability in the
Mediterranean area; and to
create goodwill for the United
During the deployment, his
ship is scheduled to visit Port-
ugal, Greece, Turkey and
The Kalamazoo is more
than 650 feet long and pro-
vides rapid resupply at sea for
other ships. She can carry
175,000 barrels of fuel, 600 tons
of munitions plus 575 tons of
dry stores and refrigerated
food stuffs.
He joined the Navy in April,




See you on
the 14th


Mother, Daddy

and Dianne

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Wilder Speaks to

Rotary Club

Superintendent of Schools,,
Walter Wilder spoke to the
regular weekly meeting of the
Rotary Club last Thursday,
dispelling some myths about
education and telling of some
problems faced by the local
school system.
Wilder listed as not neces-
sarily true seven conceptions
about education. He stated
that it is not necessarily so
that: the more money spent
the better the education; high
salaries attract better teach-
ers; smaller classes mean
better education; academic
success means success in life
and education should be left in
the hands of the pros.
Wilder said that while these
statements were not absolute
that in many instances they do
help with a better education.
The first of the problems
Wilder spoke about was mon-
ey, or the lack of it. Wilder
didn't state whether or not
money was the biggest prob-
lem, but it was first on his list.
He pointed out that money
availability and priorities
would be- the object -of a
thorough study by the school
staff. Gulf County will receive
around $55,000 less in state
and federal money than was
budgeted for this year due to
changes in the fund allocation
formula. "This will affect us
greatly", he said. He pointed
out that the teachers are now
working without a contract,
with only two items not yet
settled. "These items are
salaries and insurance", Wil-
der pointed out. He stated he
felt that state and federal
government should assume
more obligation for school
The speaker pointed to a
need for greater school and
parent cooperation. "We need
the help of parent volunteers",
he said. Too, the system needs
to have the backing of the
parents in operating the
schools on an effective basis.
Wilder saidthe administrat-
tion was seriously considering
a closed school operation to
curb lateness, absenteeism
and to remove a traffic danger
around the school property.
.;.':.Wee',.eiconsidering -adopt-
ing a policy where the student
comes to school at the regular
time in the morning and he
doesn't leave the campus until
school ends in the afternoon

unless there is an emergency.
"We now have a serious
traffic problem at the high'
school especially, and this
would solve that problem."
The Superintendent also
said he would propose a school
detention program to deal
with laxness toward attending
classes. "We can deal with the
problem, which has become
major, but it will take making
a few students unhappy."
In other discussion, Wilder
told the Rotarians that main-
tenance at the schools was

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Phone 227-3161 306 Williams Avenue.

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Do you

know what

to say when

you call for help?

Many people don't.

During an emergency we get excited and tend to become frightened
and anxious -- that's Just part of being human. In this frame of mind, an
incredible number of individuals simply do not give adequate information
and even hang up before the necessary facts can be obtained. This
delays help or makes it impossible to respond to the call.
All citizens, even children, should be taught to give their NAME,

Other suggestions that will help speed up telephone emergency calls
are: Have your emergency numbers posted on or near each telephone;
Take two deep breaths, speak slowly and clearly; do not hang up until the
party on the other line does so.
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totally inadequate. He said he audience that the state was
would study the situation and instituting a testing program
make recommendations at a next year for students in
later date. He also notified his grades 3, 5, 8 and 11.
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Allen's Restaurant


Breakfast Dinner

Short Orders

Open 6 A.M., each morning
Mon.- Sunday

Located at corner of Main St.
and Avenue A 229-6965

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Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
-met on March 1, with WJOE
Whammos winning all four
.games from St. Joe Paper Co.
on lanes one and two. Norma
,Hobbs led WJOE with a 171
:game and 451 series. David
Howell bowled a 180 game and
493 series for St. Joe Paper Co.
On lanes three and four, 4
-Beacons won three games
from Team 2. Duke Jones led
.Beacons with a 218 game and
549 series. Doug Hicks bowled
-a 169 game and James Hicks a
463 series for Team 2.
SOn lanes five and six, Team
8 won three games from Dairy
Burger. Jim :Mashburn bowl-
,ed a 201 game and 513 series
for Team 8. Ann Brooks had a
173 game and Larry Brooks a
484 series for Dairy Burger.
Sylvachem won three
games from Fiesta Food Store
on lanes seven and eight.
"Shirley Hicks led Sylvachem
'with a 188 game and David
'Roche (sub) a 498 series.
;Chuck Guilford (sub) bowled a
U199 game and 526 series for
Fiesta Food Store. Christine
;Lightfoot, bowling for Sylva-
|chem, picked up the 5-10 split
:Standings: W L
iDairy Burger 63 29
^Sylvachem 55 33
'WJOE Whammos 54 38
.Team 2 52 40
"4 Beacons 48 44
"Fiesta Food 37 55
St. Joe Paper Co. 28 64
;Team 8 27 61
Wed. Night Ladies' League
On March 2, the Wednesday
,'Night Ladies' League met
..with the following results:
SPate's Service Center and
:Superettes met on lanes seven
and eight with Pate's coming
out with a three game win.
Peggy Heacock rolled a 489
series for Pate's. Ann Brooks
S(sub) led Highland View
Superettes with a 471 series.
: Florida Bank swept all four
games from C & G. Christine
- Lightfoot paced the Bank with
-a 437 series. Janice Martina
led C & G with a 358 series.
The Alley Kats'and Play
Girls met on Janes three and
four with each coming out

Choc. City


The "Chocolate City" Cou-
gars of Port St. Joe defeated
Taunton's of Wewahitchka in
the finals Saturday night,
March 5, to win the Gulf
County Men's Basketball
Tournament; The final score
was Chocolate City Cougars,
103, to Taunton's 78.
Winning team members
arc: Sandy Quinn, Fred Russ,
Jack Leslie,Willie Alexander,
Itobert Larry and Julius Shac-
kleford. They were coached by
Leroy Gathers
Pete's Laundry of Port St.
Joe was awarded the team
sportsmanshipp trophy for
their fine display of sports-
manship during the tourna-
SThe Gulf County Recreation
Department expressed their
appreciation to everyone who
aided in the basketball pro-
grams this year. John Clen-
ney, Recreation Director,
urges everyone in the basket-
ball programs and others to
play softball and baseball,
because it's fun and it's

iSchool Board
SChanges Its

At its regular meeting on
parch 8, the Gulf County
School Board amended the
District School calendar as
follows: changed the In-ser-
)v ice day for instructional per-
sonnel from Monday, March
21, to Friday, March 18.
Students will not report to
school on March 18.
Another action that con-
cerns all students and their
parents is the Board's deci-
sion that June 8 will be the
make-up date for the time
missed in January on account

of the unusually cold weather.

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with two games each. Eleanor
Williams paced the Kat s with
a 434 series. Sydney Taylor of
the Play Girls had a 365 series.
St. Joe Furniture came back
this week with a three game
win over Pepsi Cola. Bertha
Clayton rolled a 455 series for
the Furniture team. Betty
Fain led the Pepsi Cola team
with a 415 series.

St. Joe Funiture
Alley Kats
Florida Bank
Pepsi Cola
Play Girls

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Thursday Nite Ladies' League
The Thursday Night Ladies'
League met on March 3.
Loonies took four games from
Red Hot Mamas on lanes one
and two. Connie Ross led
Loonies with a 192 game and
503 series. Ruby Wilson bowl-
ed a 154 game and 400 series
for Red Hot Mamas.
Lanes three and four had
Ralph and Henry's win four
games from Surefoots. Susan
Bigelow led Ralph and Hen-
ry's with a 159 game and 420
series. Hanna Justice bowled
a 155 game and 386 series for
On lanes five and six, High-
land View Motors won four
games from Tomlinson Ab-
sract. Barbara Mongold bowl-
ed a 162 game and 452 series
for H. V. Motors. Eleanor Wil-
liams (sub) bowled a 144 game
and 407 series for Tomlinson.
Renfro took four games
from Bowen's Cowgirls on
lanes seven and eight. Brenda
Livings bowled a big 223 game
and 515 series for Renfro. Pat
Hutchinson had a 139 game
ai '-341 series "for' 'eow

Standings: W
Renfro 751/
Ralph & Henry's 71
H. V. Motors 57%
Loonies 56
Bowen's Cowgirls 45
Red Hot Mamas 27
Surefoots 25
Tomlinson Abstract 15




All persons interested in
forming and working with the
Little League this year are
encouraged to meet with John'
Clenney, Gulf County Recrea-
tion Director, and other inter-
ested persons, in the banquet
room of the Pier 98 Restau-
rant, this Thursday, March 10,
at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will be for the
purpose of determining regis-
tration dates, practice sche-
dules, tryouts, etc. Mr. Clen-
ney stated, "We need every-
one who is interested and can
be there to attend. We are
expecting a very good year for
our Little Leaguers. Can you
help? Then, will you help?"

It has been a cold winter!
Most of the plants throughout
the state will be just a little
slow in starting new growth,
says Florida Nurserymen and
Growers Association (FNGA).
However, even those that have
been injured by the freeze will
ultimately begin to show
growth. Of course, if the routs
have been frozen, they should
be dug up. It is advisable,
though, to wait until you are
certain that there is not even
the remotest possibility of the
plant growing. There is a
reason for this. With the large
root system that is below the
soil, any new growth is going
to be pushed more quickly. In
fact, a frozen plant will re-
cover much more rapidly than
a new one will grow to catch
up. WAIT!
Spring always brings about
a flush of new gardeners.
Florida is so different from
other areas of the country.
Most things that are planted
late in the north will have
already matured in Florida
before northern planting time.
For this reason, any vege-
tables that you plan on grow-
ing should be placed in the soil
quickly. Most of the early
spring vegetables will mature
long before the hot weather
arrives. Most nurserymen and
garden supply stores have an
excellent supply of plants.
Using plants will give you a
head start on getting them to
an earlier maturity.
It is wise to use vegetables
that have been developed for
the Florida climate. Many of
these are disease resistant
and will perform much better.

Some of them are adapted to
the sandy soils of the state.
Prepare the seed or planting
site well. A soil check for pH is
one of your best investments.
Most nurserymen or garden
supply stores can do this. If
they cannot, take your soil to
the local Cooperative Exten-
sion Office. There is no charge
for this test.
Many of the landscapes
were ravished by the freeze.
Even as far south as the sunny
land of Miami Beach, many
plants were singed. It is best
to remove any damaged
leaves as soon as you can to
avoid any fungus infection.
Many of the fungi will attack
only the dead leaves, but
sometimes the fungus can find
a weak place in a damaged
trunk or limb and become
rampant. It would be advis-
able to apply a fungicide.
Should you have many plants,
it would be well to have a
commercial sprayman spray
your entire .place. A small
investment may save you a lot
of grief later on.
What about replacing plants
with more hardy ones? Since
Florida is tropical (usually),
don't go overboard and plant
all hardy ones. Provide your
home grounds with enough
hardy plants but fill in with the
tropical ones, says Florida
Nurserymen and Growers
Association. When hardy
plants are used with some
judgement,' they will help to
soften the blow of any further
freezes and your place will not
appear to be completely bare.
Keep those tropicals to en-
hance the appearance of tropi-

Little League

& Softball
SSeasons Are Just
Around the Corner

SWe Have




Shoes, etc.

Check Our Line of
Golf, Tennis, Weights,
Ping Pong equipment, 0

?Poit.t OE, IiSda_ 2 4.6

Now Open In Our New Location


Florida Boy Seafood

Wholesale and Retail Seafood

"Home of the Best Dressed Fish"

On V2 Shell Bags Cans

All Kinds of

Fresh Gulf Seafood

Crushed Ice

Phone 229-6934

Bag Ice, 50'

5th & Garrison

B. A. Collier and Family

cal living.
Fertilize all plants to help
them overcome the winter. It
will amaze you how soon they
will return to their normal
size. Don't forget to water.
Give your plants all of the care
you can and they will repay
you with lush green foliage
very soon.

County Games

for Special

Olympics Set
County games for the Spec-
ial Olympics will be held at the
Port St. Joe High School's
athletic field next Thursday,
March 17, at 10 a.m.
All volunteers are asked to
contact David Lewis at 229-
6327. Regional games will be
held at Tyndall Field on
March 26.

Cold Winter Has Plants

Sleeping Extra Late

Phone 227-5271'

Furniture and
Appliance Store

Port St. Joe

209 Reid Ave.



and 4 old Eres Firesto ne
Deluxe Champion

Medium Cars!G SUp-R-Belt"
Sizes F78-14,15; G78-14,15 Long-mileage

I j tires!


FOR B78-13,
SPlus 1 72 to $2 01 F E T per tire and 2 old tires
Whitewall F.E.T
Sizes price (pertire)
D78-14. E78-14, F78-14 2 for $62 'S2 09 to $2 37

G78-14 15; H78-14.15 2 for $68 S2 53 to S2 79
L78-15 2 for $74 $309

"A" size
5 rib design

All prices plus tax and 2 old tires
Blackwalls $4 less per pair.


A$ 95
as BR78-13
Plus $2.06 F.E.T. and old tire.
Other sizes and blackwalls
low priced, tool

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977

SAnnouncing a new
service for home-
owners in this area.


% Ready-made and
Custom Made i

i 10-day delivery on Ready-made
15-day delivery on Custom Made

Hundreds of colors and patterns
are available to match any decor.

First United
Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ...... 11 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ... 7:30,P.M.

Prices in this ad available at Firestone Stores. Competitively priced wherever you see the Firestone sign.


Phone 229-1291 216 Mon. Ave.

1FIr I estone.,

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Trees for A Quick Shade

By: Dr. Robert J. Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
University of Florida
"We would like to plant a
live oak or southern magnolia,
but we can't wait that long for
shade". Sound familiar? This
9, is a very common comment
from homeowners who want to
plant a shade tree.
SThe truth is, with proper
care, trees that were' once
considered to be very slow
growers need not take so long
to reach a. desirable size.
.Superior shade and ornamen-
tal species like live oak, white
oak, black olive, magnolia,
dogwood, and others should not
be passed up just because they
are labelled as "slow grow-

4. .


A pharmacist daily assists the sick
and injured by dispensing to them
the most advanced medicine in
the world. Through his product,
he eases the pain of tragedy, pro-

ers". There are several things
that you can do to speed up the
growth of trees.
First, consider soil condi-
tions. If the soil where the
tree will be planted is poorly
drained, compacted, infertile,
or too dry, take the time to
modify it to better suit the
trees' requirements. Many
soil additives or amendments
are available and when incor-
porated into the soil can.great-
ly improve the physical and
chemical soil properties. Ex-
amples are peat, composts
and sludge.
Next consider the nutrient
supply in the soil. If the soil is
naturally infertile (and most

tects the health of our community
and helps make life longer and
more comfortable. If you're unde-
cided about your future, consider
a career in Pharmacy. It's a field
of importance, responsibility, and
challenge... overflowingwith grati-
fying personal rewards.


Ph. 227-3371 317 William
Convenient Drive-In Window
Plenty of Free Parking

Florida soils are), you might
want to incorporate a com-
plete fertilizer into the plant-
ing site.
If the site is poorly drained,
fill dirt may be added to
provide a layer of well-drain-
ed soil deep enough for good
root growth. If the soil is very
sandy and dry, soil amend-
ments can be used to increase
water holding capacity and
mulch can be used to reduce
water loss after the tree is

Consider the spot where you
will plant the tree. Most trees
make maximum growth when
planted in full sun. Don't plant
a slow-growing tree in dense
shade and expect it to grow
quickly. Use mulches around
the tree to reduce soil temper-
atures, especially if planted in
full sun. A mulch can insulate
the tree roots and reduce soil
.temperature by 15-20 degrees,
thus making a favorable en-
vironment for root growth.
The last two points to con-
sider are probably the most
important. Never disturb the
root system, and reduce com-
petition..to the' tree. Even
though trees have a few very
deep roots, most of the root
system is fairly shallow. Any
digging or hoeing which
damages roots of the tree can
slow its growth considerably.

And finally, keep grass away
from the newly planted tree as
long as possible. Research has
shown that competition of
grasses can reduce root
growth of young trees as much
as 50 percent. This severe
reduction means the tree gets
less water and nutrients, and
growth is restricted. Mulch-
ing a bare area around the
tree. is again very beneficial.
Maximum growth is the
result of how well you help
meet the optimum growing
conditions of the tree. If you
follow these guidelines, that
"slow-growing" shade tree
may be grown as fast as one of
the so called "fast-growers".

"Speed control is a form of
self control," said the Florida
Highway Patrol this week.
Colonel Eldrige Beach said,
"Drivers must stay alert to all
conditions which affect their
driving and maintain only a
speed consistent with other
conditions. Speed in itself
is not dangerous but when
others facts such as road, car
and .traffic conditions are
considered, speed becomes


extremely important."
The director continued,
"There are many other fac-
tors involved such as weather,
which includes rain and fog.
Time of day is also important
because driving at dusk or
after dark becomes more
hazardous. Consider the dri-
ver's condition; is he tired,
worried, sick or does he have a
headache? Also of great im-
portance to everyone is con-

servation of energy through
slower driving."
In conclusion Beach said,
"Remember these conditions
do not usually exist by them-
selves. Any combination of
them, or all five, may be
operating simultaneously.
You will have to adjust your
speed to such conditions if you
are to drive in accordance
with sound principles of safe

Sharks Open '77

Schedule Friday

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.


Don't Leave Your

Motor Running

An unlocked car with the sold."
motor running is extremelyng the motor running
tempting to potential thieves "Leavithe motor running
aid the Florida Highway Pat- is a terrible waste of fuel but if
rol this week. absolutely necessary there is
Colonel Eldrige Beach, one thing drivers can do to
Patrol director said, "More prevent theft and that is
and more cars and trucks are always carry two keys and
d e ca a t a lock your door if you must
being stolen when the drivers lo our dor f yu mu
leave your motor running
get out of their vehicles andleave our motor running
get ot theimor vhics and while the vehicle is unattend-
leave the motor running. ed. Of course, be sure to leave
Many drivers start their car to e. oure, e sre to leae
warm it up before leaving your vehicle in park and with
home or run into a conven- the emergency brake secure-
home or run into a conven- l si Bah
ience store and leave the ly set." said Beach.
motor running. The director concluded by
He continued, '"Some large saying, "If you leave your
trucks have been stolen at vehicle at a service station to
*service stations while stopped go inside, always take your
for fuel, usually with an ex- keys with you, even with the
pensive load which is then motor shut off."

Follow-up Forms were mail-
ed to Gulf County graduates,
February 11 of this year. This
involved all seniors gradua-
ting from the county's high
schools and adult school, those
completing vocational
courses, plus a random samp-
ling of 1974 and 1975 gradu-
Many have completed and
returned their forms. Anyone
receiving a form and not com-
pleting and returning it to the
Career Development Center,
please do so as soon as possi-
ble. What you have to share
with us about your experi-
ences in Gulf County schools is
very important.
A report to the State Depart-
ment of Education must be
made before the end of the

month, therefore, it is request-
ed that you get your forms to
the Career Development Cen-
ter by March 25, if possible.

Jaycees Set

"Pork Shoots"

The Port St. Joe Jaycees
will be holding "Pork Shootse
for the upcoming three week-
ends. The shoots will be held
at the site of St. Joe Bowling
Lanes frotn one to five p.m.
each Saturday and Sunday. ,-
Cost will be $1.25 per shot,
with 10 men per shoot. Prizes
will be choice of a ham or slab
The Jaycees will also be
selling sandwiches and soft"
drinks at the site of the shoot.

BoMan over-tab pickup
camper in good condition. Will
fit either 6 or 8 foot style-side
bed. $800. 227-7296. 2tp 3-10

Now Available: Plants,
approximately 10 varieties of
' tomatoes, banana, hot and
sweet peppers. Also egg-
plants. Rogers Nursery. 639-
2600, Wewahitchka. 3tp 3-10

1973 Cadet travel trailer,
19%'/' self-contained, sleeps 6.
Like new. Call 229-8332.
2tc 3-10

One large stainless steel re-
'frigerator, one white refrig-
erator. For information call
648-5272. tfc 3-10

No. I Drive In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday Saturday
March 11 and 12
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
Come early, enjoy a seafood
dinner downtown, then see the

Membership in St. Joe
Country Club, dues paid thru
March. Call Apalachicola, 653-
9393. tfc 3-3

Mink stole. Call 229-6043, ask
for Jean after p.m. 2tp 3-3

FREE: Adorable puppies,
call Karen 227-3611 or 648-
5151. tfc 3-3

S One set of Cragar S-S
Qhrome plated steel wheels, 15
inch. Fits Chevys. Call 227-
N241 or after five 229-6129.
tfc 3-3

16' fiberglass Boat, 60 h.p.
Evinrude motor and trailer in
good condition. Call for appt.
227-5556. 4tp 3-3

S 19' Galaxie boat with trailer,
I-board-outboard Valvo eng-
ine. 229-6652 or can be seen at
106 Bellamy Circle. tfc 3-3

Massey Ferguson tractor
S for sale at $4500. Only 600 hrs.
Faye Goodman 229-2578 after
6&:.00. tfc 2-17

Call Betty Gilbert
.- 648-7534

, One six ft. & 12
Wheel flat bed t
welded construct
Call 648-3600 after 1

Kubota Most flexible de-
pendable diesel tractor in its
class. Six basic models from
12'/2 hp to 30 hp. Two quarter
wheel drive in 2, 3 or 4
-cylinders all these standard
features; live hydraulic sys-
tem, 3 point hitch, P.T.O.'s
and many others, priced from
$2,364 available with large
selection of emplements. Bay
Lawn, Leisure, etc. 2841 Hwy.
77 N Panama City. Phone
7pTJJ 9-17

$Sunbeam cannister v
cleaner. Excellent coi
Call 648-5272.

Firewood for sale.
2x4's. You load pick-up
$10. We load and delive
truck full, $25. 229-6380.

650 yard trammel r
yd. gill net. Call 227-8

DRY cleaning carl
easier, faster, ans saf
HOST. Rent our mach
Joe Furniture, 229-1251

Custom-made wooden
plaques, for mail boxes
gates, door posts, etc.
my Motors & Garden
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6
"The Great Tide", a
ful hardbook edition is
sixth printing, one of Fl
most famous historical
written by Rubylea HE
mer resident of Port St.
now on sale at Cam
Drug Store, Buzzett's
Store, Pauline's Rest;
Economy Washeteria
tact Mrs. Eunice H. B
229-4171. Ideal for gifts

I will demolish
garages for material
6402. t

12' galvanized canoe
229-6961. t
CB Radios, Johnson,
Surveyor, antennas, ba
tions, terms available
ern Auto.

Caladium bulbs w
available this week.
pinks or reds. Call 227

tfc 7-15 DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ft. tandem section of swatches to choose
railer. All from. Roche's Furniture and
on, $350.00. Appliance Store, 209 Reid
:00o'clock. Ave., phone 227-5271.
tfc 2-3 tfc 3-10

Beach cottage on DeSota St.
at St. Joe Beach. Foi informa-
tion call 229-6953 after 5 p.m.
tfc 2-24

12' x 60' mobile home, par-
tially furnished, carpeted, 2
BR, 1 acre of land, cleared and
part landscaped, in White
City. Complete with new deep
well and pump, 10 x 10' utility
bldg., with concrete floor.
Phone 229-5692 after
5:00. tfc 1-13

RC 4-17 New brick home, 3 bed-
vacuum rooms, 2 baths, fireplace, 1,800
ndition, sq. ft., $35,000. Call 229-8119.
tfc 2-10
tfc 2-17
3 BR, 2 bath home, fully
short carpeted, large closet space.
Chain link fence. Phone 229-
r dup 6652 or can be seen at 106
tfc 10-7 Bellamy Circle. tfc3-3
Lot for Sale: St. Joe Beach.
net, 400 nice yard. with facilities for
305. trailer. 75' by 150' depth. For
tfr 1-27 information call 227-8241 or
pets is 229-6129. tfc 1-20
er with
ine. St. Masonry house for sale. 617
Marvin Ave. Contact 639-5747
c 1-23 after 4:00 p.m. or 639-2605
before 4:00 p.m.
n name
s, front VETERANS $300 down.
Econo- We have 2 new brick homes
Center, for sale in Wewahitchka.
001. These homes have 3 BR, 2
baths, central heat, carpet,
beauti- garage, etc. FHA and conven-
s in its tional financing available.
.orida's Call collect 205-794-6711
novels Dothan. An equal housing op-
all, for- portunity builder, tfc 9-23
Joe, is
ipbell's 3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Drug Palm Blvd. For information
aurant, call 227-2181. tfc 11-4
or con-
.rinson, New brick home at 106 Yau-
s. pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
*tfc 4-7 room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
huses 5302. tfc t0-7
s. 229-
fc 3-3 One acre lot in White City,
trailer, Hiway 71. Call 229-8313 or
fc 12-23 write P. 0. Box 1029, Port St.
Joe. 3t 3-10

ise sta-
tfc 3-4

rill be

FOR SALE: 7 acres of land,
near Dead Lakes.

1.6 acres at White City on
bank of canal.
E. Tom Pridgeon
Phone 229-6930
4tc 3-10

Say You Saw It

In The Star

As of, this date, I will .no
longer be responsible for debts
incurred by anyone other than
-s- Raymond W. Roberts
4tp 3-10

There will be a regular
communication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
F. E. Brogdon, Sec.
R.A.M.-Regular c,,. ,a-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

There will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
Hall. tfc 6-19

Nicely furnished 2 BR
house, queen size furniture,
carpet, screened breezeway,
closed garage, chain link
fenced yard, auto. heat and air
cond. 229-6777 after 6 p.m.
tfc 3-3

For Rent Year-round: Fur-
nished house at St. Joe Beach,
$115.00 month. Hannon Insur-
ance & Realty. Call E. B.
Miller at 648-5364. tfc 3-10

2 BR furnished house for
rent in town. Call 227-4421.
tfc 3-10

One bedroom apartment for
rent, 1506 Long Ave. 229-6688.
tfc 2-24

2 BR apartment for rent.
229-6538. tfc 2-3

Furnished apartment for
rent, 510 8th St. Call 229-6895
before 5:30; 229-6827 after

I ForR-ent

mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. A new system
operable on either battery or
current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5281 for rental. tfc 3-3

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yards mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park, 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
Call 229-6105. tfc 5-6
For Rent: One 2 BR house
on Duval St. at Oak Grove,
also one 3 BR furnished house
on Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-16

For Rent: 3 BR furnished
trailer, carpet, washer, dryer,
dish washer, Overstreet. 648-
7581. tfc 2-3

1 BR trailer and 2 BR trailer
at St. Joe Beach, Canal St. For
more info call 648-5650. For
Sale: 1967 extra clean Impala
Chevrolet, good cond., for
more information, call 648-
5650. tfc 1-6

CARPET Cleaning with
HOST couldn't be easier. Just
brush and vacuum for clean,
dry carpets. Rent our HOST
machine. St. Joe Furniture.
229-1251. tfc 10-23

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-2271, 219 Reid Ave.

1973 Pontiac, 2 dr. hardtop,
loaded, extra clean, $2,495.
229-6049. tfc 3-10

- 1973 Chevy pick-up truck,
r&h, ac, ps, pb. auto. trans.,
camper top. $2,500.00. Call 648-
600i nr d24-9426i tfc 3-10

4 w.d. Bronco, good running
condition, $995.00. Call 227-
3491 or 229-5641 evenings.
2tc 3-3


All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22

Sell me that unwanted gun,
highest cash paid, regardless
of age, make or condition.
Also buying extra barrels and
Red Carter, Gunsmith
St. Joe Beach
tfc 1-6

Zenith Sales see K&D TV and
Sound at 301 Reid Avenue. Call
227-.2071. tfc-1-27

Tires Now Installed
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
3-4 tfc

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694.
tfc 7-1

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 8-19

Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 1-13

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy. 98 W. tfc 8-5 229-2763

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring' installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 3-3

For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body, soul or spirit
tfc 2-3

Professional help with emo-
tional problems and-or con-
cerns. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Port St. Joe. 227-2691 or
227-7586. tfc 11-14

You're this close to losing
weight. Weight Watchers.
Phone toll free, 1-800-432-2041.
4tc 3-3

Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5

Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24

For Your
Painting &
Wallpaper Needs
Phone 227-5716.
12tc 1-6

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 8-5

-S a te
F rIA m,

:':"'" ic 8-5

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
Every Day

Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 3-3

'"think it was something I ate."


kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 year
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St oe Florida

Wouldn't You Really
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"Speed Control Is A Form

of Self Control"-Beach

Friday night at 7:30, the
Sharks open their Conference
schedule as they entertain
Florida High of Tallahassee at
Shark stadium.
The Sharks will send Senior
right-hander Keef Pettis to the
mound against the Demons.
Pettis registered a no-hit
game against Florida High in
the Sharks' season opener.
Port.St. Joe was scheduled

to play in the Florida High
Invitational this past week
end, but the tournament was
cancelled due to rain.
The Sharks will travel to
Monticello Saturday to play
Jefferson County in an after-
noon double-header, begin-
ning at 1:30.
Tuesday, March 15, the
Shark squad travels to Bay
High of Panama City.. Game
time is 4:30 EST.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977



Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met on February 22, with two
teams postponing their games
until a later date, Sylvachem
. and Team Eight.
' On lanes three and four,
Fiesta Food Store won three
Games from. Dairy Burger.
Nett Henderson led Fieqta
with a 207 game and 547 series.
Hary Lowry bowled a 224
game and 544 series for Dairy
On lanes five and six, Team
Two won three games from
SWJOE Whammos. Doug Hicks
bowled a 194 game and James
SHiicks a 506 series for Team
Two. Norma Hobbs led WJOE
with a 177 game and Bertha
Clayton a 490 series.
Onlanes seven and eight, St.
Joe Paper Co. won three
gaies from Four Beacons.
R ik Bond led St. Joe Paper
Co.;with a 196 game and David
Howell a 500 series. Fred
Kleeb bowled a 143 game and
405, series for Four Beacons.
Dairy Burger and Four
Beacons made up postponed
Games on February 18, with
: th Beacons winning four
games. Fred Kleeb led the
SBeacons with a 206 game and
550series. Larry Brooks bowl-
ed a 179 game and 516 series
for Dairy Burger.
Standings: W L
Dairy Burger 62 26
Sylvachem 52 32
STeam Two 51 37
;WJOE Whammos 50 38
4 Beacons 45 43
Fiesta Food 36 52
St. Joe Paper Co. 28 60
Team Eight 24 60

Thursday Nite Ladies League'
The Thursday Night Ladies'
SLeague met on February 24. 1
IHighland View Motors took
three games from Bowen's
Cow Girls on lanes one -and
two. Barbara Mongold led
Highland View Motors with a
168 game and 426 series. Pat
SHutchinson bowled a 137 game

and 364 series for Cow Girls.
On lanes three and four,
Renfro won four games from
Tomlinson Abstract. Brenda
Livings led Renfro with a 175
game and Bertha Clayton a
507 series. Pam Barbee bowl-
ed a 136 game and 379 series
for Tomlinson.
On lanes five and six, Ralph
and Henry's won four games
from Red Hot Mamas. Sheila
Stoutamire led Ralph &
Henry's with a 169 game and
451 series. Ruby Wilson bowl-
ed a 132 game and Wanda
Walker also bowled a 132
game and 374 series for Red
Hot Mamas.
On lanes seven and eight,
Loonies won four games from
Surefoots. Wanda Pate bowled
a 148 game and Connie Ross a
390 series for Loonies. Eleanor
Williams (sub) bowled a 145
game and 409 series for Sure-
Standings: W L
Renfro .71% 16%
Ralph & Henry's 67 21
H. V. Motors 53% 34%
Loonies 52 36
Bowen's Cow Girls 45 43
Red Hot Mamas 27 61
Surefoots 21 67
Tomlinson Abstract 15 73

On February 23, the Wed-
nesday Night Ladies' League
met with the following results:
The Highland View Super-
ette increased their lead on
first place by winning four
games from C & G. Connie
Ross (sub) had a 556 series
and a 219 game for the Super-
ettes. Janice Martina paced C
& G. with a 409 series.
The Alley Kats had a good
night by taking three games
from St. Joe Furniture. Elea-
nor Williams had a 532 series
for the Kats. Norma Hobbs
also of the Kats hadi a. 526 -
series. Jo O'Barr was high
bowler for the Furniture team
with a 531 series. Bertha Clay-
ton rolled a 201 game for the

It's Only Your


"Pitfalls Are The Pits"
Comptroller of Florida

Credit, that service we all
know, love, and above all,
use more and more each
year, can be a convenient aid
to good money management.
But just as in most things,
.the credit industry is not
without its pitfalls. It should
be made clear that most
creditors don't like to build
traps into their contracts; In
the majority of cases, a
creditor will make every at-
tempt to make loan terms
fair and equitable for the
consumer. But there are ex-
ceptions dubious practices
'of which you should be aware
should you ever run into one.
- A gooa example of an un-
scrupulous collection tech-
nique is a procedure termed
"inconvenient venue". With
:this practice, the creditor
prevents the debtor from de-
fending himself by filing suit
from an institution that is
- hundreds of miles away from
Sthe debtor's residence. Be-
cause this practice works to
Deprive debtors of their legal
_ rights, a nationwide effort is
Being made to enact state
and federal legislation to ban
inconvenient venue.

tactic is called debt pooling.
This procedure occurs when
a commercial debt consoli-
dator combines all your
debts together, collects one
payment from you on a regu-
lar basis, but charges you up
to 35 per cent of the total
amount of your debts for his
"service". Debt pooling is
known by several names,
among them "pro-rating",
"debt adjusting" or "debt li-
quidating", but whatever it
is called, debt pooling,
wherein a customer is
charged for the consolida-
tion, is illegal in the State of
Florida. It is not to be con-
fused with legitimate credit
counseling services, or bank
or credit union consolidation
loans. The unscrupulous
"debt-adjuster" takes the
debtor's money, with the
agreement he will pay it to
each creditor, unfortunately
he also charges too much for
his services, often leaves the
debtor too little to live on,
and sometimes even pockets
all the money and pays the
creditors nothing. If you run
into a "debt-adjuster", con-
tact a law enforcement
aa-- or fafaurn#-a.

Agency or State Attorney s
SAnother unprincipaled Office. (AFNS)
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t the members of 'the

'Church of Christ
S invite you to meet with them:
S Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M.
S Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M.
S Sunday Night ....................... 6:00P.M.
S Wednesday Night .................. 7:00 P.M.

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information
v. call 229-6969
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Furniture team.
Play Girls and Pepsi Cola
,met on lanes five and six, with
each taking two games each.
Nita Whitehurst paced the
Play Girls with a 423 series.
Toby Gray led Pepsi Cola with
a 397 series.
Florida Bank deposited
three games in the win column
with their win over Pate's. A.
J. Martin led the Bank with a
.403 series. Ruby Lucas paced
Pate's with a 404 series.
Standings: W L
Superettes 66 22
St. JoeFurniture 61 26%/
Alley Kats -- 56 42
Pate's 40 48
Florida Bank 42 46
C&G 31 57
Pepsi Cola 311/2 56/
Play Girls 24 64


Follow Smokey's advice-
break your matches!

Port St. Joe

I School Lunch

I / 1

Port St. Joe High Sc
Lunchroom Menu
Monday, March 1
Hamburger with bui
hetti, lettuce, tomato,
French fries, brownie
Tuesday, March
Barbecue beef wit
hamburger with bun,
fries, lettuce, tomatoes
kles, onions, whole
corn, applesauce with


hool crackers, milk.
us Wednesday, March 16
Hoagie burger, green butter
14 beans, potato chips, fruited
n, spag- jello, milk.
a, rolls, Thursday, March 17
Fried chicken, mashed
15 potatoes with gravy, carrot
h bun and raisin slaw, peaches with
French cookies, rolls, milk.
es, pic- Friday, March 18
kernel Hot dog with bun, cole slaw,
graham mayonnaise, catsup, roast


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ....................... 9:45A.M.
Morning Worship Seriice ....;.......... 11:00A.M.,
Church Training .................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............... 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"
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beef with noodles, string
beans, peanut butter delights,
rolls, milk.
Highind View Elementary
and Port St. Joe Elementary
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, March 14
Spaghetti, tossed salad,
toasted cheese sandwich,
peaches with cookies, milk. '

Tuesday, March 15
Hamburger with bun,
French fries, lettuce, tomato,
pickles, mayonnaise, catsup,
whole kernel corn, applesauce
with peanut butter and gra-
ham crackers, milk.
Wednesday, March 16
Hoagie burger, French
fries, green butter beans,
fruited jello with topping,

Thursday, March 17
Fried chicken, mashed
potatoes with gravy, tossed
salad, fruit cup, rolls, milk.
Friday, March 18
Roast beef with noodles,
English peas with carrots,
cranberry sauce, peanut but-
ter bars, rolls, milk.


When your vehicle parts have worn out,
you've probab'; learned to head for your local
NAPA store for top quality replacements. But
what do you do when something on your vehi-
cle needs machine work?
The answer is the same. Your local NAPA
store features a machine shop that offers a
long list of machine work equal in quality to
NAPA parts.
Your NAPA machine shop can grind your
valves, turn your brake drums, repair ignition
and distributor units, rebore and rebuild
engines, press axle bearings and much more.
Top quality repair work and top quality NAPA
parts spell more miles for your car and more
savings for you. So check with your NAPA
store for both parts and machine work.

St. Joe Auto Parts
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An attempt is being made to
get enough students for a
''Business Law course from
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege to be taught at the Port
St. Joe High School during the

first summer session starting
in May.
Anyone interested in enroll-
ing in such a course should
call 229-6243 or 229-6983 after
five p.m.

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If you're looking for an exceptional value
in a top-quality mower, check out the
Snapper V-Series with the side chute.
This rugged, dependable mower comes
with a powerful 3V2 horsepower en-
gine. And features wheels mounted
on solid steel axles for added strength
Sand easier maneuvering. Plus quick
Height adjustments to six positions
from 1" to 3!' The Snapper V-Series
with the side chute. It's every-
thing you'd expect from Snap-
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Sto pay.

Put A Mullet In Your Bun

Will "Sea Dog"

An inexpensive "sea dog" made from
Florida mullet may never replace the great
American hot dog, but the new fish sausage
product is more nutritious than its famous
predecessor, according to University of
Florida food scientists.
Regular beef hot dogs and pork sausage
may legally contain up to 30 percent fat,
whereas the new mullet product contains less
than 10 percent fat. It is also high in protein
with substantially fewer calories. A sea dog
contains about 140 calories (per 100 grams)
while a typical hot dog was 248 calories and
pork sausage has 47 calories.
The sea dog could be produced commer-

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977

Sink the Weer

cially or by consumers in home kitchens, says
Dr. J. C. Deng, assistant professor with the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) at the UF, and Laura H. Daley, food
chemistry graduate student, who developed
the new product.
"Several kinds of fish can be used f6r the
sausage, but we selected mullet because it is
so abundant in the Gulf of Mexico. At least
part of the 30-million pound annual catch of
Gulf mullet could be used to produce this
tasty high protein sausage. One of its, best
features is its low cost," Deng explains.
While Florida mullet may not be suited to
non-coastal tastes, the addition of spices and

other flavorings makes the product highly
acceptable to those who 'may not have
developed a taste for mullet in the past, he
Taste panel tests indicate some people
prefer mullet sausage over pork sausage and
vice versa, but no one expressed a strong
dislike for the taste of the new mullet product.
Preparation of mullet sea dogs is simple.
After the fish have been deboned and put
through a grinder, liquid smoke flavoring,
spices and TPP (sodium tripolyphosphate)
are added to the meat before cooking at 375
degress F (Fahrenheit) for 50 minutes. Liquid
smoke flavoring enhances the taste char-


.GCCC Recruiting Students for
Business Law Course In PSJ

Many VetsEligible for New Benefits

Many former servicemen
and women may be eligible for
a new Federal benefit which
could bring them an addi-
tional $292 to more than $500
rne mnnth for nine months

by Congress late last year.
The new provisions can have a
total potential value in excess
of $4,500 to married veterans
with large families.

p Basically, the new law pro-
SBecause these benefits are vides nine additional months
W.- subject to an expiration date, of GI Bill eligibility to most
S4 R A the Veterans Administra- veterans originally entitled to
All Snapper mowers meet tion is making every effort to 36 months for VA educational
SNS s p ions insure than all eligible vet- assistance.
i erans are aware of them. The new legislation does not
t Joe H a rd Aa r 203 Reid Ave. This significant increase in change that portion of the law
SI ew re Phone 227-8111 entitlement for GI Bill educa- requiring that a veteran must
tional benefits was approved use his-her GI Bill benefits

within 10 years of discharge
from service. Therefore, vet-
erans who have been out of the
military service for 10 years
are not eligible for the addi-
tional benefits.
The Veterans Administra-
tion estimates that 6.1 million
veterans are currently eligible
for GI Bill benefits, including'
3.8 million who have used part
of their eligibility and 2.3
million who have not advan-
tage of it at all.
The Veterans Administra-

tionis anxious, however, to
reach the half-million men
and women who have already
used the full 36 months of
eligibility that was the maxi-
mum entitlement prior to en-
actment of the new legislation.
They may now be entitled to
an additional nine mcrhths of
educational benefits. -
All veterans eligible under
the criteria outlined al ve are
urged to contact the Veterans
Administratoin for further de-
tails of this new entitlement.

"Crucible" Set for Presentation
by Bay Kaleidoscope Theatre

Bay County's Kaleidoscope
Theatre will present Arthur
Miller's gripping drama "The
Crucible" based on the Salem
withcraft trials. This moving
presentation will be perform-
ed on March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25
and 26 at the Panama City
Beach Civic Center at eight
p.m. CST.

The Civic Center is located:
at the intersection of Hwy.-'t':
and Alt. 98 (beach by-pass) "
Pictured: James Hall -as
John Proctor and Dan Capps'
as Giles Corey attempt to'
comfort Wendy Funk as Mary
Warren during the trial.:
Tickets may be purchased at
the door for $2.50.


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acteristics of mullet and retards rancidity
development. TPP also increases the juici-
ness of the product, Deng said.
Other ingredients added include salt,
sugar, mustard, ginger, paprika, allspice and
red pepper. Several types of casings can be
used for the sausage, but a natural protein--
product made from collagen is preferred,
Deng states.
Cost of the sea dogs, already low, can be
further reduced by incorporating vegetable
protein from soybeans in the sausage. Up to
25 percent of the sea dog might consist of
soybean vegetable protein, he explains,
making the product an excellent source of low 7
cost protein.



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