The star
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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: April 7, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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

15c Per Copy

City Will Observe Resurrection with worship

Port St. Joe's Ministerial
Association has planned a full
week end of holy week activi-
,ties for worship in the com-
munity, beginning with Fri-
day services with the Seven
Last Words of Jesus from the
Thd, Good Friday services
will be held in the First
SBaptist Church auditorium

beginning at 11:30 a.m. and
continuing through 3:00 p.m.
A different minister will be
speaking each half hour on the
several words..
The speakers, in order of
appearance, will be:',
11:30 a.m., Rev. Bill Heaton,
the first word, "Father for-
give them for they know not.
what they do." Luke 23:34
12:00, Rev. Sid Ellis, second
word, "Today thou shalt' be
with Me in paradise." Luke

12;30.p.m., Rev. Johnie Mc-
Curdy, third word, "Woman
behold thy Son." John 19:26
1:00 p.m., Rev. J. C. Odum,
fourth word, ."My God, My
God, why hast Th6u forsaken
me." Matthew 27:46.
1:30 p.m., Rev. Charles
,Price, fifth word, "I thirst."
John 19:28.
2:00 p.m., Rev. Lawrence
Cox, sixth word, "It is finish-
ed." John 19:30.
2:30 p.m., Rev. Bill Step-

hens, seventh word, "Father
into Thy hands I commend my
spirit." Luke 23,46.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend all or any portion of the
three-hour service.

The Christian community of
Port St. Joe will greet Easter
Sunday morning with sunrise
worship in the high school

football stadium at 6:30 a.m.
The special worship will be
sponsored by the Ministerial
As the sun comes up on the
morning of the Resurrection,
the high school band will play
the prelude, followed by a
congregational hymn, "All
Hail the Power."
Rev. Lawrence Cox, pastor
of the Church of the Nazarene,
will give the invocation and
lead in repeating the Lord's
Prayer. Rev. Paul Baliles,

pastor of the Highland View
Church of God, will lead-in-the
responsive reading of the
scriptures and Rev. Bill Wil-
son of the Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church will give the
scripture lesson based on
Luke 24:1-9. The morning
prayer will be given by Rev.
Johnie McCurdy, pastor of the
First United Methodist
Church, and Rev.. Bill Smith,
pastor of the Beach Baptist
Chapel, will pronounce the
Rev. Bill Heaton, pastor of

the First Baptist Church, will
be preaching the Resurrectoin
sermon. Special music will be
provided by the First Baptist
The Sunrise Worship will be
of an interdenominational na-
ture and all faiths are urged
and invited to attend.
Music for the program will
be under the direction of Ray
Smith, bandmaster of Port St.
Joe High School,
In case of inclement wea-
ther, the services will be held
in the High School Coliseum.

County Pledges Support .. .Ml. *

Last Minute Deal

Keeps ER Open


. . .. ----

Last minute negotiations last Wed-
nesday night' between- the Municipal
Hospital Board and the County Commis-
sion short-stopped-plans by the hospital
to close its emergency room after local
doctors said they.could no longer cover
the medical service of the facility.
The only solution to the problem was
to hire emergency room'doctris or close
the service'. Since the Hospital nor the
City had the estimated funds to hire
f doctors, the choice of alternatives was
from slim to none.
Approaching the County Commission
-for-help in financing special doctors for
emergency room service was the last
- resort .
In the Wednesday meeting, hospital
board chairman Gerald Sullivan pointed
out the problem to the County Commis-
sioners, stating, it was estimated that
approximately $80,000 would be needed'
to keep the ER open the remainder of the.
year. "Tha's admittedly an outside
figure", Sullivan said, "but it's easier to
,plan to need to spend that much and not
have to do so". Sullivan asked the County
commission to underwrite half the
estimated expenditures and plan to help
the City in the future year with the
emergency room financing. Sullivan
pointed out that after a short while the
ER service. may begin to pay for itself.
He pointed out that already there is some
revenue from thishacility which will be
applied to the operating expenses.
Sullivan pointed out, "We have a
good hospital, well equipped, getting
better, and we want to keep it in this
trend. It is just a short while before
people will not have to go out of town to
get hospital service."

County Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr., pointed out to Sullivan that the Board
was sympathetic to the hospital predic-
ament and wanted to help, "But we just
don't have the;'money and won't have
until our new budget year which begins in
October. We didn't budget for this and
other emergency needs has taken our'
reserve'., he stated.
Sullivan countered that the City
in the same position financially. "This
thing came up on us in February in the
middle of our budget year and we just
--can't pull this.kind of money out of the
air. If'we could, we wouldn't ask for your
Commissioner Billy Branch asked:.
'Doctor Wayne Hendrix and Dr. Joe
H endrix, both present 'at the meeting,
"What's the best solution to this prob-
SDr. Wayne Hendrix replied, "A paid
emergency room service is the only
answer. It has to be paid for and
that's it." '
The County Commissioners then
began to figure among themselves
reminding each other that their Revente
Sharing funds were committed, the Road
Department needed trucks, a hefty
expenditure for improved garbage dispo-
sal was staring the county in the face,
and much of the reserves had been
committed to replace an $80,000 piece of
equipment which burned recently.
What it all wound down to was that
the County Board finally agreed to
pledge backing for $5,000 each month
with the City pledging an equal amount.
Pledged funds would be used only in in-
stances where emergency room charges
didn't meet the expenses and only. for ER

service. In addition, the County would
receive monthly reports of the service
and have a representative on the
governing board overseeing ER opera-
Since the Wednesday meeting, Hos-
pital Administrator, David Dunham has
contracted with physicians at Tyndall
Air Force Base and made arrangements
for coverage of the local emergency
room until a permanent man can be
employed to live in the community and
devote his entire time to the emergency
room. It was agreed to by both parties in
:-their conference that outside contract
doctors would not be employed on a
permanent basis. The thinking is to hire a
man to live here and perform the needed
The Tyndall doctors will report for
duty within a week or ten days, as soon as
mal-practice insurance can be arranged
In the meantime, local doctors are
continuing to cover the emergency room
until the specialists arrive on the job.
Until the permanent man is' found
and hired, the Tyndal doctors will cover
full time on week ends from Friday
afternoon to Monday morning with
round-the-clock service, with local doc-
tors sharing the duties during the week.
Dunham said, that although he
couldn't be sure it would work out that
way, with negotiations underway last
week, the emergency room was never
closed. "This is abig financial undertak-
ing for the hospital", he said, "But we're
going to have better medical service than
ever before and should equal that
available anywhere in this part of the

Hospital personnel Jim Gregg and Mrs. Rick Lamberson prepare to move a patient out of the emergency room

after, treatment.

Rish Wins Morris Award

Port St. Joe's Billy Joe Rish,
a member of the Florida
Legislature, was signally hon-
ored by his colleagues in the
Legislature on the opening
day Tuesday morning. Rish

was selected by his colleagues award for his skill in debate.
as their choice for the coveted
Allen Morris Award for his Three Allen Morris Awards
performance in the 1976 ses- are given each year for de-
sion. bate, overall performance and
Rish was presented the committee work.

Scouts Want A Better Place to Call Home

Adult Scouters in Port St.
Joe continue to be concerned
over an adequate meeting

place to serve all phases of cern to the City Commission appeared before the Board re-
Scouting activities in the com- Tuesday night. Approximately questing the City's aid in
munity and brought their con-, a dozen adults and Scouts securing adequate meeting

Perry McFarland, acting as
spokesman for the group,

This rickety, old. floating bridge at Overstreet may well
be one of the last of its kind in the state of Florida. DOT
officials announced that the bridge will be replaced by a new s .:
high-rise bridge. -Star photo



pointed to the present condi-
tion of the aging Scout build-
ing on 10th Street, stating that
it needed extensive repairs or
a new building to replace it.
The Scouters are thinking
along the lines of getting a
building which will serve Boy
Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub
Scouts, with storage facilities
for the equipment of all three
youth operations.
McFarland told the Com-
mission, "You told us in
December that perhaps some
federal funds would be avail-
able for a new Scout home in a
couple of months and we
understand the grant request
was denied. We have strug-
gled through a hard winter in
the old building which is an
eyesore to the vicinity in
addition to being inadequate
to serve the needs of Scouting
in Port St. Joe".
Mayor Frank Pate told Mc-
Farland that the Commission
had discussed the matter and
offered a portion of the Cen-
tennial Building as temporary
quarters for Scouting until a
permanent home can be ar-
ranged for. The Mayor sug-
gested the needs of Scouting
may be better served with a
joint community effort in
building a new Scout building
with the City helping out in
any way it could.

McFarland said his esti-
mate was that it would take a
building of some 2,500 square
feet to meet the needs which
exist. He pointed out that only
half of the present building
was useable at the present
SThe Commission pledged to
help McFarland contact all
civic organizations and enlist
their aid in the project.
City attorney William J.
Rish reported to the Commis-
sion Tuesday night on his
recent trip to Atlanta, Geor-
gia, to make final prepara-
tions with the Environmental
Protection Agency for the City
to receive a federal grant on
the construction of the Waste-
water Treatment Plant, which
was promised prior to begin-
ning construction and which
has not yet been received.
Recently, the Commission
met with EPA to discuss the
matter and received a prom-
ise from the federal agency
that the money would be
forwarded to the City within a
matter of weeks. Rish's visit
with the EPA was a follow-up
to see why the money was
being delayed.
Rish reported Tuesday night
that EPA had lost much of the
paper work pertaining to the
(Continued on Page 6)

-Star photo


Filed by


Charles Edward Pittman,:
age 23, of North Port St. Joe,.
was arrested by Deputy Ar-
nold Tolliver, Saturday, April
2, on a warrant charging Pitt-
man with burglary of Allen's
Cafe, 101 Main Street. Accord-
ing to Sheriff Ken Murphy, the
burglary occurred in the early
morning hours of March 17.
Sheriff Murphy reports that
an undetermined amount of:
change was taken from a cash:
register and juke box. After
extensive investigation by In-:
vestigator Jim Buchanan of-
the Gulf County Sheriff's De-:
partment, Asst. Chief Roy
Robinson, and Patrolman'r
Larry O'Shall of the Port St.:
Joe Police Department, a war-
rant was obtained for Pitt-i
man's arrest.
.A burglary of Campus Cor-
ner occurred that same morn-
ing and warrants will be ob-
tained in this case shortly
according to Murphy.


May File
The books are now open for
anyone wishing to file as a:
candidate for Mayor or Com-
missioner in Groups One or
Two of the City. Those wish-
ing to qualify for either of
these seats must do so on or
before April 20.
Forms for filing are avail-
able in the City Clerk's Office"
at City Hall. The municipal
election will be held on Tues-
day, May 10.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

Sbuished Every Thursday at30 Wimleifa Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
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S- fr dam further than amount received 4or such advertisement.

hespoaen' word is give scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully we.gned The spoken word barely
as.ert lthe printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Sunday is Easter Sunday to
Christians throughout the world.
The Spring holiday comes in the
midst of the season.of the miracle of
birth and re-birth following a long
-period of dormancy and regression.
Recently, we heard a preacher
ask the question of his congregation,
._What do you think was the greatest
miracle of Jesus Christ?" To some,
one of the greatest miracles was
healing a blind man with a handful
of mud mixed with spit. There have
not been many men to do this either
before or after Christ, so this could
be termed a great miracle. Then
there was the time He healed a lame
man by merely telling him to get up
and walk. Again, the men through-
out history who have accomplished
this feat are missing.
There are a host of people who
,- will give you a stiff argument about
the feat of Christ, when he walked up
to Lazarus' tomb and said, "Laza-
rus, come forth!" When Lazarus,
who had been dead long enough to be
stinking, came forth from the tomb,
that had to be the show stopper of
that season in the land of the Jews.
Nobody can lay claim to having
pulled off a miracle such as this.

Raising men from the dead has
to be in the running for the title of
"miracle of the age".
In our opinion, Jesus' ability to
raise men from the dead was only a
sort of side effect tofhe real miracle.
The first four books of the New
Testament tell us about what we
believe is the greatest miracle-the
miracle of providing salvation for
sinful man.
As we say, some other man in
history may have made a blind man
see; he may have made a cripple
walk; but we haven't heard or read
about it. Someday, a man may be
brought back from the dead, even
after he has started stinking.
The Bible tells us, though, and
we believe it, when it says, "No man
cometh unto the father but by me".
There will be no other man by which
this may be accomplished.
One way and one way only for a
man to be in the family of God. One
way makes it a miracle. Since man's
only hope for the hereafter is to be in
the family of God, then Jesus'
sacrifice, noted on Easter morning,
is the most important miracle for
man ever performed.

Biggest Complaint

What would you think was the
biggest complaint of people here in
Port St. Joe? Taxes? Condition of
roads? Sidewalks and the lack of
:them? Utility rates? Speeding?
SCrime? If you thought the biggest
complaint was one of these or
numerous others, you would prob-
ably be wrong.
The biggest complaint we hear
from the people of Port St. Joe is
the number of roaming dogs which
travel the city streets, get in yards,
bite children and adults, alike.,
The City does -have a dog
catcher who works at this duty part
Time. In a City the size of Port St.
Joe, we shouldn't need a dog
catcher. Most of us know everyone
so well, we even know who owns the
dogs which roam our various neigh-
borhoods. Too, those who own the
dogs can't help but know when their
pet is a nuisance or is biting other
people. Since the situation is as it is,
the people who own the dogs should

keep them up or get rid of them if
they are a nuisance or a danger.
That's how we feel about it.
As we said, the City has a part
time dog catcher. Even so, he can't
be everywhere at all times, so, as a
consequence, he can't pick up all the
dogs which are causing problems.
Too, he is governed by very strict
guidelines as to what conditions
must prevail before he can pick up a
dog. Even when conditions are right,
most dogs don't want to be picked up
and many can successfully evade
the dog catcher.
Most dogs will go to their
masters, and their masters should
take the initiative without causing
the hard feelings of having their
dogs picked up and impounded.
We are forever griping about
government messing into our pri-
vate affairs. This is one way we can
keep government out of our affairs
by policing our roaming dogs our-
selves. This would also be doing a
favor for our neighbors.

Letters... to the Editor

April 4, 1977 Once again, thanks for

Dear Friends,
As we depart St. Joe this
morning bound for Mexico, we
leave with a prayer in our
hearts and all the hopes in the
world for Abe's recovery.
We want to take this oppor-
tunity to thank each and
everyone ot you for all the aid
you have given us. Also, we
are grateful for your many
thoughts and prayers for us
during this uncertain time.
Continue to remember us in
your prayers and were hope-
ful to be back before you have
time to realize we are gone.

everything and God bless you
Clara.& Abe Miller

March 31, 1977
Editor: The Star
Port St. Joe, Florida
This is in reply to the editor-
ial of Thursday, March 17,
1977. From the article it seems
'that is the writer's opinion
that grants are just sent
down to be divided and split up
at the discretion of the North-
west Florida Planning and
Advisory Council. This is very
deceiving First, if Gulf, Wal-

ton or Bay County made appli-
cation and it is approved or
funded, there is no way any
other county can use up those
funds and stay legally within
the guide lines of the Federal
It should also be pointed out
that the service of NWFPA
are not free and that they
failed to obtain any of the
public works monies for any of
the member counties while
our neighbors applied for
themselves on either side of
the planning district and were
I believe that everyone


See Film

The Kiwanis Club was
treated to a movie of the 1977
Masters' Golf Tournament
held at Augusta, Georgia in
April of last year, at their
regular meeting Tuesday.
Kiwanian Gannon Buzzett
showed the film to the club at
their regular dinner meeting.
The Club has set Saturday,
May 7 as their regular annual
Pancake Days. The activities
will be held at the corner of
Fifth Street and Reid Avenue,
with serving from 9:00 a.m., to
2:00 p.m.
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers Brenda Rushing,
Sandra Jean Young, Mano
Whitehead and Tim Ether-

Attends Banquet
Rev. J. C. Odum, pastor of
Long Avenue Baptist Church,
attended the recent banquet in
honor of Dr. James E. South-
erland's retirementin June as
president, Baptist Bible Insti-
tute, Graceville.

We Goofed
Last week, in Letters to the
Editor, the typesetter man-
aged to gum up the, mean-
ing of one paragraph of Ralph
Kimmell's letter. The para-
graph should have read "...
Oh they could, no doubt, have
a Government Inspector call-
ed in to investigate misuse of
Government Surplus Mater-
ial, as was done here,-but
would he write us a letter
verifying that misappropria-
tion or misuse of the material
could NOT be found-as was
done here?"
Inadvertently, the typeset-
ter left out the word not. Our
apologies, Mr. Kimmell.

ought to take into considera-
tion events that have and are
pertaining to the NWFPA:
It is wonderful that in our
great state that local govern-
ments are still able to rid itself
of parasitic agencies. I have
confidence in The Star and
depend on the unquestionable
intelligence of the good people
of Gulf County to look and
investigate both sides, and I
believe they will agree and
support their elected officials
and not people they cannot
control at the polls.
Sincerely yours,
Lloyd Weeks, Chairman
Board of County Commission-
ers, Walton County.
(Ed Note-Mr. Weeks, ap-
parently you didn't read our
editorial as closely as you
think. Our entire editorial
comment concerning NWF-
PAC was in the light of Gulf
County getting the best deal
out of whichever association it

"How Long Can

We Pay Our

Present Tax"


e is risen



Three of our five local doctors have quit
delivering babies due to the fact they can no
longer physically take the exertion of having to
stay up half the night delivering babies and then
be expected to be fresh and chipper at their
regular office hours the next day. They don't
admit to being over the hill, but they can at least
see the top coming into sight.
The last of these three doctors to quit
delivering babies was Dr. Wayne Hendrix, who
delivered his last baby last week. The word we
get is that the baby delivered last week was
number 2,700 Dr. Wayne has brought into the
world during his 28 years of practice here in Port
St. Joe.
That figures out to an average of nearly 100 a
year, or one every three nights.
I can see where the practice would take the
steam out of somebody who was no longer in the
early blush of life.

I've got part of my "farm" in the ground.
Last week I planted seven tomato plants and
they are doing well.
In years past, I have planted all my
tomatoes at the same time and when and if they
bore fruit, I had tomatoes running out my ears
for two or three weeks, then, nothing.
This year, I'm doing it a little differently. I
have planted the seven plants. In a few more
weeks, I will plant six or seven more. Then a few
weeks later, I will plant some more. That way, I
should have fresh tomatoes on the table for
several months rather than several weeks.
The word I get from the local grocers is that
tomatoes are now around 89c a pound. By the
time mine come in, they will probably be down
around 29c or 39c. Mine will still taste better,
And if you want to save money on food, plant
bell peppers. Whether you like them or not, plant
bell peppers. You'llsave a bundle. I understand
bell peppers are now over a $1.00 a pound.
As I say, maybe yqu don't like bell peppers,

joined and we continue to
stand by this position.
However, if we read be-
tween the lines of your letter
correctly, you are quitting
NWFPAC because they failed
to get you a Block Grant
recently in the public works
money release by the Gov-
ernment. We're not altogether
ignorant of what's happening.
For instance, we happen to
know this public work money
release came up suddenly and
only those who had finished
plans for some project could
apply. We also know that only
Pensacola and Tallahassee, in
that area north of Gainesville,
received any of these funds,
and they received only a
pittance of what they asked
In all fairness, NWFPAC

\can't be responsible for all
that. NWFPAC has always
come up with what Gulf
County and its cities have
asked for in the past. Of
coursiK they haven't asked for
too much. We try to maintain
some se nblance of indepen-
dence in Gulf County.
Again, let us say we know
how NWFPAC operates. We
know'how the funds are hand-
ed out and collected. We have
criticized them in the past.
But we are not going to sit
here and say a new organiza-
tion, which hAsn't even been
formed as yej, will operate
any better in Ahe interest of
Gulf County without first wit-
nessing its performance.! If
Walton County chooses to buy
a pig in a poke" that's Walton
County's business.)

but you should plant them and grow some just to
,,. save allthat money. ....
You know that if they continue at the rate of
$1.00 a pound or over, you will get to where you
can't do without a big, juicy bell pepper
Remember coffee and what its increase in
price did for you.

I told you the other week that I had a
permanent case of spring fever, so I'm not
bothered with it climbing on my back during the
fine spring days we have been having lately.
The problem I have in the springtime-and a
problem I don't try to fight too hard-is the
onslaught of a fever to go to Lake Wimico and
catch a mess of bass and shellcrackers. The
annual addiction became more than I could bear
last week, so I took off to Lake Wimico with my
dad and number two son and we caught up a
mess of bass and shellcracker... and bream and
I'm not going to tell you we caught an icebox
full, or even that we caught all we wanted to. We
did have a good time and caught a sufficiency of
the finned creatures to make the skillet stink.
And I got a slight case of the sunburn thrown
into the deal for no extra effort on my part.
A trip to Lake Wimico can cure an awful lot \
of telephone ringing and requests to come do this
or go do that.

I saw a headline in one of the area dailies the &
other day which said, "Get Ready To Pay Higher
Taxes". The story was about current rumors
that the Governor wants higher taxes and
several powerful members of the Legislature,
including our own Billy Joe Rish, are determined
that taxes will not be raised.
Whether taxes are raised or not, I can't
figure out how a fellow gets ready for higher
I can get ready to eat a meal, go somewhere,
do a job, take a snooze, take a bath or go to bed,
but I haven't figured out to this day how I can get
ready to pay more taxes.
Possibly the reason for this difficulty is that I
don't particularly want to pay higher taxes. I
have an inborn seventh sense that taxes are high
enough and it could just be that I don't want to
get ready to pay more and this is the reason I.
can't get ready.
Do you reckon there's anything to that

I guess I have a dirty mind.
I saw in the papers the other day where a
high court ruled that naked dancing could
continue in Miami night clubs if the naked
dancing was to display an art and not just
another suggestive display of the female form to
titillate the male senses.
I guess I have a dirty mind, since I can't
imagine myself or any other male looking ata a
naked female squirming around and exclaiming
over the "art" of the situation.

State's Attorney Leo Jones
asked the Rotary Club the
question last Thursday, "How
long can we pay the taxes
we're paying".
Jones then launched into an
attack of government opera-
tions, claiming that taxes
were climbing each and every
year because of the duplica-
tion of services by several
Jones, a former legislator,
pointed out that Florida's
budget has jumped from $1
billion every two years when
the state had four million
people to nearly $5.2 billion
each year now that the state
has only eight million people.
"In other words, the popula-
tion has doubled and the
budget on a per capital basis
has gone up more than 10
times",.the speaker said.
In an example of what he
was talking about, Jones re-
ferred to his own involvement,
the law enforcement agency.
He pointed out that there were
21 separate, tax-supported law
enforcement agencies in his
six county district, all with
over-lapping responsibilities.
He pointed out that in many
cases the separate law en-
forcement agencies will com-
pete with each other on the
same case, withholding evi-
dence and information from
each other, trying to solve a
particular crime on their own
for the publicity. "This is a
waste of money", Jones said.
In another area, the
speaker pointed to the juvenile

offender office. "They used to
have two members on their
staff, now their staff is larger
than the State's Attorney's
office, which is also too
large". Jones pointed out that
in small Gulf County, there
are two full time and one part
time juvenile officer operat-
ing, performing duties, local
police or Sheriff's officers
could be doing.
Jones summed up his ex-
ample by stating, "We don't
need any more money in law
enforcement, we need to abol-
ish some of the agencies apd
spread the money out among
those which are left. There are
so many of us now that we're
running over each other".
Jones then emphatically
stated that all other agencies
of the state were in the same
shape. "I only used law en-
forcement as an example
because I happen .to know a
little about it. Other agencies ,
are just as over-staffed and
have over-lapping duties with
each other to the point where
hardly anybody still remem-
bers what he was hired for". ,

GARC Meets

Today at 7
There will be a general
meeting of the GARC this
Thursday, April 7, at seven
.p.m. The meeting will be held
at 113 Main St.
Everyone is invited to

,Christians Observing

A Miracle

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

Juveniles Caught with Hot Truck

According to Sheriff Ken registration determined that Nichols brought the two Bainl
Murphy, at 7:25 p.m., Wed- the 1973 Ford was stolen from bridge juveniles to the Gulf:'.
nesday, March 30, a 1973 Fcrd Floye Brothers Asphalt Cor- County Sheriff's Department'
pick-up wth two juvenile oper- pany, Bainbridge, Ga., around and they were turned over the
ators was stopped on St. Joe noon that same day. Deputy Division of Youth Service.

Beacn Dy deputy sherit Les-
lie Nichols, who was checking
a report of a suspicious per-
son operating a vehicle on the
A check of the Vehicle

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In 1959, the film "Ben Hur" set an Academy Award
record by winning 11 out of its 12 nominations.

Elementary Students Utilize

Mini-Grant On School Grounds

The next time you drive by
Port. ,St.. Joe Elementary
School, take a lose look at the
front campus.' Fifth and sixth'
grade science students, under
Sthe capable direction of Mrs.
i(in. Eia Sutton, are in the process
of transforming this area into'
an outdoor classrooms
Mrs. Sutton applied for and
received a.mini-grant of $1,700
From the Florida Department
of Education funded through,
the Environmental.Education
Act of 1973 to implement this
program. Students and teach-
ers have planned cooperative-
ly to landscape areas of the
school grounds with native
plants and trees. These areas
will be used by all classrooms
'to study :the growth cycle of
'plants. In addition, Students
will learn principles .of land-
scaping and will take part in
the daily care of plant life.
Further plans call for stu-,
dents to produce slides, tapes,
and other materials for use.in
learning, centers at all grade

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GravesideRites Held for

James (Jimmie Kilbourn

James Pickett (Jimmie) walk to town during the hurri- of Port St. Joe and George
Kilbourn, member of one of cane. Norton of Antwerp, Belgium;
Port St. Joe's early families, In later years' he operated four dailghters, Mrs..S. .Scott
died at his home Wednesday, his own boat and was engaged Brady of Key Biscayne, Mrs.
March 30. He was the son of in the fish business, and .Eda Ruth. Taylor of St. Joe
Max and Eda (Pickett) Kil- during season was Captain of Beach, Mrs. Richard P. White
bourn, and grandson of a Menhaden boat for Quinn of New Port'Richey,, and Mrs.
George Norton and Harriet Fisheries, Pascagoula, Mis-' Robert Chambliss of Malone;
Eliza (Swain) Kilbourn and sissippi. II grandchildren; one brother,
Capt. James Reynolds and'," LaFayette Yent Kilbourn; and
Frances Josephine '(Yent) He operated the St. Joe Ice one sister, Mrs. Charles: A.
Pickett. Company following his Brown of Port StJ:.oe

Jimmie Kilbourn was born
in Carrabelle, April 16, 1907.
He came to Port St; Joe with
his family in 1919 when his
father purchased the small ice
plant located here, which he
later enlarged. As a lad,
,- Jimmie assisted his father in
the ice and fish business. He
attended the Port St. Joe
From the mid 1920's through
the early 1930's, he made quite
a name for himself 'as a
member of the Port St. Joe
baseball team. He could either
play short stop or first base
as the need arose. In this era,
baseball was a little more than
a sport and was followed by
the majority of the commun-
ity with fierce pride and
loyalty. An intense rivalry
existed between Port St. Joe
and Apalachicola. In addition
to Kilbourn, these local events
produced players in Port St.
Joe such-as H. A. Drake,
George West and Chalk Mc-
Keithen, and in Apalachicola,
Foots Nedley, Willie Fred
Randolph and Rodman,
Richard and Ned Porter.
He was engineer for 12 years
on the Florida Menhaden
Company's boat, the "Novia."
This company operated six
boats during its existence, the
SAlexis I. duPont and the Novia
among the earliest. Other
boats of the fleet were the
Connible, the M. M. Marks,
the Nellie P. Deyer, and the
King Fisher. Captain Robert
Tapper was part owner of the
company, and fleet captain,
Robert Bellows was also a
part owner and superintend-
ent. The Novia was beached
on St. Joseph's Peninsula and
lost in the hurricane of 1939,
and the crew was forced to

father's death in 1956, before Graveside services were
the business was sold. For -- ... wer
held at 10:00 a.m., Friday,
several years prior to his Ap'i ll H ^eme-
Apiril 1, at Holly Hill Ceme-
death, he operated the pilot .tery. The service was condct-
boat for I tery.The service was conduct-
boat for Captailns John and ed by Rev. Johnie McCurdy,
Dave Maddox local.bar pilots. edby Rev. J nie McCurdy
pastor of First UTnited Metho-.
James P, Kilbourn was dist Church, assisted by Rev.
married September 15,1934, to Billy Heaton, pastor, First
Miss Kate Wood. In addition to Baptist Church.
his wife, he is survived by Services were under the.
three sons, :James Max, New 'direction of Comforter Funer-
Orleans, La, Charles Vincent al Home of Port St. Joe.

Services Held Saturday

for Perry Elliott, 79

Perry Elliott, 79, of Port St.
Joe, died Friday morning in
Panama City. He was a native
of Holmes County, and had
been a resident of Port St. Joe
for the past 29 years. He was a
retired employee of the St. Joe
Motor Co., and a member of
the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Alma Leona Elliott of
Port St. Joe; three sons,
Howard Elliott of Panama
City, Wilford Elliott of Jack-
sonville and Ralph Elliott of
Mobile, Ala.; three daughters,
Mrs. Geraldine Moore of Port
St. Joe, Mrs. Pauline Suli-
vant of Jacksonville and Mrs.
Kathryn Morris of Mobile,
Ala.; one brother, Donald
Elliott of Niceville; five sis-
ters, Mrs. Doris Hathaway,
Mrs. Tacie Miller and Mrs.
Gertrude Plair, all of Bonifay,
Mrs. Aeta Fletcher of Lake-
land and Mrs. Ida Henderson
of Niceville; 17 grandchildren
and three great grandchil-
Funeral services were held
in the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe, Saturday, April 2,
at 3:00 p.m., with the Rev.

Billy Heaton officiating. Inter-
ment was in the Holly Hill
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
all arrangements.

Brother of

W. C.Roche

Dies In Mobile
S. N. Roche passed away in
Mobile, Alabama, Saturday,
March 26. Funeral services
were held from Radney Fun-
eral Home Chapel and inter-
ment was in Pinecrest Ceme-
tery. Mr. Roche was born in
Vernon, in 1896, and had
owned and operated a furni-
ture business on Dauphin
Street in Mobile since 1921.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Mrs. Helen Joyce Russ of
Mobile; one sister, Mrs.
Lenora Pray of Beaumont,
Texas; two brothers, Dr. B. F.
Roche of Waco, Texas and
Welton C. Roche of Port St.
Joe. Also surviving are six
grandchildren, all of Mobile.

levels. When completed, the.
outdoor classrooms may be
used for various activities in
all subject areas and at every
grade level.
This project has been a
cooperative effort between'
school and community re-
source groups. Among those
who have given assistance are
St. Joe Paper Company, Poirt
St. Joe Garden Club, City of
Port St. Joe, Game and Fresh

Water Fish Commission, Soil
Conservation Agency and the
Florida Forest Service.
Mrs. Sutton,', Mrs. 'Betty
Herring and their students are
presently completing an ap-
plication to submit to the DOE
for additional miini-
grants in 1977-78 and 1978-79. If
approved, these grants will be
used to-extend the. project to
the middle and back wings of
the school..

Card of Thanks

On February 22, Dr. P. V.
Poonai operated on my left
hand. On March 12 he oper-
.ated on my abdomen. These
were my seventh and eighths
operations in seven different"
hospitals 'in: six .different
states. Never before did I have
'as conscious and friendly a
.doctor. the same is true about
,all the nurses and those work-
ing with them in that area. All

of them were really wonderful
to me which made me feel
good there.
Other things that were so.
good for, me was the many
lovely 'get well cards, the
'pretty flowers received and
many, many people visiting
me. This made my 29 days of
34 there much easier than
expected. Thanks, 'thanks to
all these people.
Gertrude Boyer

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Hospital Auxiliary Gets

KActire -
Recently a Municipal Hospi-
.:- tal Auxiliary was formed, and
i.ts. members act as assist-
' ;nts to the nurses and clerical
&, aides at the facility. They
serve in a much needed capa-
| city, and give of their time.
S'.Schedule for the Auxiliary
:fo ethe next three weeks will.

r.ahursday, April 7, Marie
D'ais and Ira Gorham;
i l 8, Becky Shealy and
nmie Joines; Monday, April
'11 darolyn White and La-
eie Ranisey; April 12, Meta
ifizett and Shirley Daniels;
Ail 13, Sara Preston and
Je el Burkett; April 14, Marie
Dis and Ira Gorham; April
5Becky Shealy and.Emmie
S Monday, April 18, Carolyn
iKtete and Betty Fleming;
;AUil. 19), Louise Parker and
it Groom, April 20, Sara
stPspn and Jewell Burkett;
Ail2, Marie Davis gn0 Ira:
Z:ram; April 22, Becky
i'Saly andiEmmie. Joines.
Si monday, April 25, Voncille
iington and Carolyn White;
,Aril 26, Louise Parker and
Iynda Gregg; April 27, Sara
eston, Jewel Burkett; April
2; Marie Davis and Ira Gor-
hn;, April 29, Becky, Shealy
a*d Emmie Joines.
Thursday, April 7, Grace
l'er: April 8, Lavern Ram-
sdry: Monday, April 11, Louise
Porker; April 12, Betty Gil-
bqt; April 13, Patty Miller;
::April 14, Connie Redmon;
April 15, Emily Simmons.
-"Monday, April 18, Elsie
Simon; April 19, Betty Gil-
bert, April 20, Patty Miller;
SAkril 21. Connie Redmon;
Aril 22. Emily Simmons.
'Monday, April 25, Elsie
Simnon; April 26, Betty Gil-

G ilberts


Dean's List
Reggie and Joni Gilbert
have made the Dean's List for
the fall and winter quarter at.
,the University of West Flor-
ida. To be eligible for the
Dean's List, you must be a
full-time student and main-
tain at least a 3.50 grade-
yaverage on a 4.0 scale.
SJoni is the former Miss Joni
Grace, daughter of Dr' and
Mrs. Wesley Grace of Port St.
Joe. Reggie is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Myron Gilbert of
SBeacon Hill.

Lists Schedule

bert; April 27, Patty Miller;
April 28, Grace Myer and
April 29, Emily Simmons.
Members are urged if they
cannot serve on their day, to
please try to exchange with
someone or call Louise Parker

at 229-1861.
The Hospital Auxiliary
needs volunteers, if you have a
few extra hours a month won't
you please call 229-1861 and
become a member of a much
needed service organization.

Church Is


Norman Hair, Chairman of
the Division of Fine Arts at
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, will present a cantata
here in Port St. Joe on April
26 at 7:30 p.m. The cantata
will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church, with the
Youth Choir of the Wallace
Memorial Presbyterian
Church of Panama City per-
forming. In addition to being
the director of the Youth Choir
for his church, Mr. Hair is the
conductor of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College's Orchestra
and directs the College Sing-
Rev. B6b Bay, pastor of the
local church, extends an in-
vitation to everyone to attend.
Refreshments will be served
following the performance.



A course in Cardiac Pul-
monary Resuscitation (CPR)
will be given on Tuesday and
Thursday, April 12 & 14, from
six to 10 p.m. at the Mexico
Beach Chamber of Com-
merce, sponsored by the
Police Department.
All interested persons are
invited to attend. There is no

Cubs Plan Rummage Sale

Cub Scout Pack 47 will have
a Rummage Sale on Saturday,
April 23. Anyone wishing to
donate articles for this sale
are asked to bring donations
by the Scout Hut on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thurs-

Mrs. Hart Is Honored

with Calling Shower

Mrs. Randy Hart, recent
bride, was honored with a
calling shower at the home of


Give Mass

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
has announced the mass sche-
dule for Holy Week. .
The schedule is as follows:
Holy Thursday Mass, 7:00
p.m.; Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament till midnight;
Good Friday Stations of the
Cross, 3:30 p.m., Veneration
of the Cross, 7:00 p.m.; Satur-
day Easter Vigil, 7:00 p.m:;
and Easter Sunday Mass,
10:30 a.m.

Spray Pesky

Bugs, But be

: Miss Kathryn LaNell Chason


Mr. and Mrs. Williston L.
Chason announce the engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter,
Kathryn LaNell, to James
Ellis Syfrett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Troy B. Syfrett of Alford.
Miss Chason received her
degree in nursing from Pensa-
cola Jr. College. She is pre-
sently employed at Gulf Coast
Community Hospital; Her
fiance received his B.., S.
degree in Pharmacy from

the University of Florida.
Ellis is self-employed at Gulf
Coast Pharmacy in, Panama
The couple will be joined in
marriage at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. with
Rev. Johnie. McCurdy offi-
ciating. The parents of the
couple invite all friends and
relatives to attend the cere-

Stephanie Mihlfield Richardson

Graduates from U. of W. Fla.

The University of Wes
ida at Pensacola has at
ced that Stephanie Mi

Rev. Smith Preaching

Revival at White City

Rev: Don Smith will be
:preaching 'at revival ser-
vices at the First Baptist
Chii'ch, White City, -April
18-22, at 7:30 nightly. He is a
native of McComb, Miss. Rev.
:Smith has received aBi .A.
degree 'ronr-lississippi Col-
lege and a Master of Theo-
log degree from New Orleans
Baptist Theological Semi-
;. nay, .
He has served as pastor of
ch.tches in Mississippi, Ala-
bamia, Georgia and Florida.
He.is presently serving as
pastor of Cove Baptist Church
in Manama City.
o.other Stanley Young, of
Fiit Baptist Church, Port St.
Jot,: will be directing the
"minic. He has received two
diplomas, one in music, and
,, onein theology from Baptist
Bi }b Institute, Graceville. He
Shaserved churches in Ala-
balta and Florida.

ou Are Cordially

i LONG i

SCorner Long Av

A nursery will be pr
for this spiritual happen

Rev. Don Smith

Invited to Attend


'e. and 16th St.

MORNING WORSHIP .................
CHURCH TRAINING ................
EVENING WORSHIP ...............
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

9:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

tFlor- Richardson of Port St. Joe
nnoun- was a graduate for the winter
hlfield quarter.
Stephanie received B. A.
degree from Alpha College.
The University of West Flor-
ida is an upper-
level institution in the state
university system admitting
only junior, senior and grad-
ovided uate students. The admittance
ning. policy complements Florida's
extensive public junior college
..> program in which students
Si i receive their first two years of

From the American Medical
Are the bugs eating up your
Most insects can be knocked
out with sprays, powders and
other poisons, but the unwary
gardener sometimes can suf-
fer from the effects of the bug
sprays too. '
Some tips on use of insect:
cides are offered by the Amer-
ican Medical Association.
-Read the directions on the
container carefully-and fol-
low them. The manufacturer
spells out the proper usage
and safety precautions.
-If the directions call for
rubber gloves, protective
clothing or goggles, leave
this one for the experts and
use a less potent poison.
-Store the insecticide in its
original container, with origi-
nal label, in a safe, locked
compartment, away from
children and pets.
-Destroy empty containers
-Apply downwind, to avoid
inhaling sprays and dusts.
Stay out of freshly sprayed
areas the rest of the day.
-Do not smoke while spray-
ing or dusting. Some of the
chemicals are flammable.
And you might inhale poisons
along with the smoke.
-If chemicals are spilled on
the skin, wash immediately
and thoroughly.

Fast and friendly prescription service is always
available. We carry a large supply of prescription
drugs along with remedies that can be purch d

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About It
-Cover bird baths, dog
dishes and fish pools before
spraying. Pour left over spray
down a drain or into the soil.
Don't leave it around in pans
or pails.
In case of accident, follow
the directions on the contain-
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cianm- .i

Mrs. Newton Bishop last Wed-
nesday,'March 30, at 7:30 p.m:
Hostesses were Mrs. Newton
Bishop and Mrs. Wayne Bis-
hop. Mrs. Hart received many
useful and beautiful gifts.
Shown from left to right are:
Mrs. Newton Bishop, Mis.
Billy Varnum, mother of the
bride, Mrs. Randy Hart, the
honoree, Mrs. Curtis Hart,
mother of the groom, and Mrs.
Wayne Bishop.



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day from 3:30 till 4:30 p.m.
If you have anything to
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Sunday at Pauline's
Enjoy your Easter with a delicious
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Turkey and Dressing -l
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Children $2.00

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Parkers Mark

25th Anniversary

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Neil K. Arnold of 110 Sunset
Circle was the setting for a
silver wedding anniversary
reception in honor of Mr. and.
Mrs. William J. Parker on
AApril 3. The reception was
hosted by their daughters,

Tennis Team
Washing Cars
The high school tennis
teams will conduct a car wash
Saturday on the empty lot
beside City Hall in downtown
Port St. Joe. The car washing
activities will start at 9:00 and
continue as long as there are
cars to wash.
The activities are to raise
money to help the team defray
some of theii expenses to the
March of Dim ,'ei Walkathon prize win- Randi McClain and Debra Carroll District Tournament to be
ners, left to right: Kelley Johnson, Tim Ard, -Star photo. held in Tallahassee.

K97id Walk the Whole 20 Miles

Over $1,800.00 has already
been collected by walkers for
the March of Dimes Walka-
thon. Those who: have not
turned in their monies should
,given them to the school sec-
retaries in their schools, or

bring the money to Helen
Ramsey's home, 1106. Long
Tim Ard won the $100 sav-
ings bond, given by St. Joe
Paper Co., by collecting the
most money, a total of $205.00.







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Second place, a $50.00 savings
bond, donated by Sylvachem
Corp. was won by Kelley
Johnson. The youngest walker
Randi McClain, age seven;
won a $25.00 savings bond.
Debra Carroll won a $25.00
savings bond for being the
oldest walker to turn' in
monies. The .two $25.00 sav-
ings bonds were donated by
Basic Magnesia, Inc.

One hundred and thirteen
persons began the 20-mile
walk to raise money for March
of Dimes Birth Defects and 97
of them walked the entire 20
"A most sincere thank you
to all who helped in every
'aspect of the 1977 March of
Dimes activities," stated Mrs.
Helen Ramsey, coordinator
for the event.

Mrs. Carol Faison of Tusca-
loosa, Ala., and Miss Patti
Parker of Port St. Joe.,
Bill and Mary, co-hosted by
Neil and Virginia, greeted
,their guests in the foyer of the
lovely home.
The dining table, overlaid
with white lace cloth, held a
white and silver three-tiered
cake accented with white
wedding bells and white
Guests were served coffee
by Mrs. Donald Parker, from
a silver coffee service.
Assorted nuts and mints were
also served. Assisting in serv-
;ing were Mrs. James Handley,
Mrs. Bob McKiernan and Mrs.
Cecil Harrison. Mrs. Temple
Watson attended the guest
book from a marble top table
accented with an arrange-
ment of blue and white carna-
Approximately 85 guests
called during the appointed
hours, tw o four, and many
beautiful gifts were received
by the couple.

Stamp Office
Now Open On
Tues., Wed.
The local Food Stamp office
will be open for certification
on Tuesday and Wednesday
only, until further notice, from
8:00 4:30 p.m. Stamps will
still be sold on Thursday from
10:00 1:30.
Persons receiving food
stamps are reminded that
Social Security numbers must
be obtained for every member
of the family (including chil-
dien). The Food Stamp direc-
tor stated that no Social
Security numbers will be
issued at the door on the first
Thursday of the month any



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Tim Ard. right, presents a Distinguished Leadership
Award to Helen Ramsev on behalf of the March of Dimes.


Corner Third Street.and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ....................... 945 A.M.
Morning Worship Servite ............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ..................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) .............. 7:00 P.M.
S "Come and Worship God with Us"
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Inyour home,three maybe crowd.
But we're making home improvement loans now o it's easier to improve than move.
Borrow from thebankyoucanga thu mstouto o.1
Florida First National Bank at Port SLJoe
504 Monument Avenue, Port St. foe. Florida. 32456.904-227-2551
Remote Drive-in: Corner Ist St.and Monument Ave.





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S Craig Weimorts gets glad hand from teammates after hitting homerun

SharksWin Three On Good

Hitting, Strong Pitching
S. ,'

With three wins last week
the Sharks pushed their re-
-cord to 10-2, and have won five
straight games.
; The Sharks started the week
of play by entertaining county
rival, Wewahitchka. The
.Gators brought a 5-0 record
into Shark stadium, but left 5-1
.s the Sharks downed the
Gators 6-1, behind the strong
pitching of Senior Keef Pettis
:.'and Junior Duane McFarland.
Pettis pitched the first four
: inags, allowing no hits while'
striking out eight; McFarland
pitched the final three innings
allowing one hit, one run and
struck out five Gator hitters.
Craig Weimorts had a double
,and two RBIs, while Pettis
:had a single and two RBIs.
: On Thursday, the Sharks
traveled to Panama City to
'play Panama City Christian
'.and brought home an 8-2 win.
Duane McFarland picked up
'the win for the Sharks, allow-
-ing only two hits, while fan-
ning nine P.C.C. hitters.
"' Shark sluggers banged out
fine hits, led by Jay Fleming
with three hits, McFarland
had a double and a single,
Craig Weimorts had 'a hdme
,run and a single,, and R.D.
'Davis had a home run.
St. Joe returned to .the
'friendly confines of Shark
stadium Friday night and
played conference foe, Florida
High. The Sharks continued to
Shit the ball as they collected
eight hits.
:Craig Weimorts. led the
attack with his third home run
:6f'the season, a towering drive
over the right field fence. He
also had a triple, a single and
five RBIs. He has 10 RBIs in
, the last four games. Harlen
.Haddock stroked two singles,
-and R. D; Davis had a triple.

Little Lea

^& ASnfl

Keef Pettis ran his record to
7-0 by scattering four hits,
while striking out five Demon
The Sharks played Bay on,
Tuesday (score not known),
and:play Ianama City Chris-
tian tonight (Thursday) at
7:00. Blountstown comes to
Shark stadium Friday night
for a 7:30 game;
Next week, the Sharks en-
tertain Bowling Green, Ken-
tucky on Monday nightat 7:30,
and Owensboro, Kentucky on
Tuesday night at 7:00.

Wade Stoutamire steals second




I News

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Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met on March 29, with Dairy
Burger taking three games
from Sylvachem. Harry Low-
ry led Dairy Burger with a 202
game and 574 series. Bill Whit-
field had a 189 game and 478
series for Sylvachem.
Lanes three and four had
WJOE Whammos and 4 Bea-
cons took two games each.
*Bertha Clayton bowled a 162
game and 458 series; Robert
Montgomery also had a 458
series. Fred Kleeb led 4
Beacons with a 182 game and
513 series.
Team Two and St. Joe
Paper Co. each took two
games on lanes five and six.
James Hicks led Team Two
with a 165 game and 442 series.
Rick Bond had a 174 game and
474 series for St. Joe Paper Co.
On lanes seven and eight,
Team Eight took three games
from Fiesta Food Store. Jim
Mashburn led Team Eight
with a 193 game and 461 series.
Nett Henderson led Fiesta
with a 186 game and Chuck
Guilford had a 465 series.
Standings: W L
Dairy Burger 76 32
Sylvachem 66 42
WJOE Whammos 66 42
Team Two 57 51
4 Beacons 54 54
Fiesta Food Store 43 65
Team 8 40 68
St. Joe Paper Co. 30 78

Wed. Night Ladies' League
The Wednesday Night
Ladies' League met on March
30 with the following results:
Alley Kats and Pepsi Cola'
met and the Alley Kats came
out on top with a four-game
'win. Norma Hobbs paced the
Kats with a 496 series. Betty
Fain rolled a 409 series for
Pepsi Cola.
Florida Bank dropped three
games to the Superettes. Mary
Whitfield was high bowler for
the Superettes with a 465
series: Christine Lightfoot
paced the Bank with a 464
Janice Martina led C & G to
a .2h games win over Pate's
with a 452 series. Elsie Simon
had a 396 series for Pate's.
St. Joe Furniture increased
its hold on first place by
winning four games from the
Play Girls. Bertha Clayton led
the Furniture team with a 482
series. Edwina Bowen had a
381 series for the Play Girls.

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

'. -.. -. a ,. '- ; .a..
Jay Fleming bangs out one
'of three singles against Flor-
ida High. -Star photos

782 29%
77 31
68 40
55 53
48% 59%1
37% 701/
36% 73%2
31 77

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
On March 31, the Thursday
,''' Nite Ladies' League met in
action; Bowen's Cowi Girls
S.;. ...' ". took four games from Tomlin-

Colonial Living Room Group

Loose seat cushions and back, button tufted in
Herculon fabric. Wood wing and turned
swindle ends. Heavy shaped arms, all wood

parts pine stained ih rich mellow finish.
Matching tables shown in photograph.

24~, By the Group or by the Piece

(Sofa, chair

82" Sofa $29995 Matching Platform 179
R82" Sofa 2999 ecker $179"
Matching 57" Ro239ck
Love Seat $239" Matching
Ottoman $7905 Club Chair $1595

and ottoman)

$5 2 9 1s Phone 229-6195 41-416 Reid Ave.

Kelly Goodman, Owner & Mgr. PORT ST. JOE

son Abstract on lanes one and
two. Lou McDonnell led the
Cow Girls with a 159 game and
414 series. Norma Hall bowled
a 141 game and 385 series for
On lanes three and four, Red
Hot Mamas and Surefoots
split two games each. Bev
Sherman had a 155.game and
368 series for Red Hot Mamas.
Hanna Justice bowled a 131
game and 380 series for Sure-
Loonies took three games
from Ralph and Henry's on
lanes five and six. Connie Ross
led Loonies with a 171 game
and 428 series. Anna Smith
had a 155 game and Susan
Bigelow a 408 series for Ralph
and Henry's.
On lanes seven and eight,
Highland. View Motors took
four games from Renfro.
Sandra Brock bowled a 171
game and 441 series for H. V.
Motors. Trudy Pate led Ren-
fro with a 167 game and
Bertha. Clayton a 447 series.

Ralph & Henry's
H. V. Motors
Cow Girls
Red Hot Mamas
Tomlinson Abstract

82% 25%
81 27
70% 37%/
67 41
53 55
32 76
27 81
18 90

Forming Church
Softball League

John L.
the Gulf
office Fr
5:00 p.m.
group or
softball l
mer play
All inter
league ar
Clenney a
in the Cit

Clenney, director of
. County Recreation
ent, will be in his
iday (tomorrow) at
., to meet with any
persons interested in
to form a church
league for the sum-
ing season.
erested in such a
e urged to meet Mr.
it his office upstairs
ty Hall.

local project and needed an-
other copy of various docu-
ments, invoices, contracts,
etc., before the grant could
finally be forwarded to the
The Commission agreed
Tuesday night to employ for-
mer City Clerk Charles Brock
for a week or two to dig out the
needed papers and prepare
them for forwarding to EPA.
Brock was employed since he
was the person who did the
work in the first place and was
familiar with what EPA want-
Two months ago, the owners
of the burned out service
station property at the corner
of Highway 98 and Third
Street had been notified to
remove the debris from the
premises. The Board had been
notified by the owner that he
had secured a person to clean
up the debris and it would be
removed in a short while. To
date, not much progress has
been made on the clean-up, so
Tuesday night, Commissioner
Wesley R. Ramsey made a
motion that the ordinance
governing this situation be
applied against the property
Attorney William J. Rish
advised the Commission-that
the Ordinance provides that
the property owner must be
given 30 days notice to clean
up the debris and a daily fine
can be levied after the 30 days
has passed if it is not done. He
said that after a second 30 day
period, with daily fines being
levied, the City can clean the
property and bill the property
Ramsey made a motion to
notify the property owner in
writing Wednesday that this
provision in the City'Ordi-
nance was being initiated in
this case. Commissioner Ben-
ny Roberts seconded the mo-
tion and the entire Commis-
sion approved its application.
In other business, the Com-
-Agreed to a request made
by Mrs. Linda Gregg for the
Hospital Auxiliary that a
small amount of dirt be sup-
plied for the planters at Muni-
cipal Hospital.

17 Teams Vie In

Select Shot Round

A Monthly Select Shot
Tournament was held this
past Sunday, April 3, at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club.
Tournament Chairman Mar-
vin Shimfessel and co-chair-
man Billy Barlow, announced
that 17 teams participated in'
the tourney.
Capturing first place with a
low score of 66 was the team of
Left Maxwell, Waring Mur-
dock, Mark Tomlinson and
Evelyn Smith.
The team of Jim Harrison,
Bill Parker, Mildred Ken-
nington and Clyde Whitehead
came in second with a 67.
Two teams tied for third,
with scores of 68. The teams
were Jerry Sullivan, Frank
Gunn, Evelyn Murdock and
Dot Wimberly; and Marvinl
Shimfessel, Robert King,
Betty Hill and N. J. Wright.

APRIL 17th
The Club will have a special
Select Shot Tournament Sun-
day, April 17. Members are
urged to sign up early, or face
the possibility of getting left
The Clubhouse now has a
new manager, W. E. Butler.
He will a have a special dinner
party Saturday, April 16, for
the select shot tournament.
The Club is also getting
things underway for the 2nd
annual C. W. Roberts Invita-
tional Tournanment in May. A
special membership drive is
currently on.
Other dates to remember
are the Ladies' Western Auto
Spring Tournament April 20,
and the Third Annual Ladies'
Invitational Tournament May

* Extension


By Cubie Laird
k County Extension Director

On March 21, St. Joe Paper
Company personnel began
operations in volume fertiliza-
tion of their slash pine wet-
lands with phosphate fertili-
zer via helicopter spreading
on their St. Joe Unit. This is
the beginning of a program to
fertilize 20,000 acres during
1977. They contemplate so
treating even larger acreage
in future years.
They were key participants,
with me in Gulf County Exten-
sion Service, in establishing
field test demonstrations to
develop this practice and
determine its feasibility.
They are aerial spreading
200 pounds of triple phosphate
(0-46-0) per acre. This will
cause these pine trees (even.
older water-stunted stems) to
economically produce wood on
wet lands that otherwise, by

nature, would not do so.
I am grateful for the privi-
lege of recognizing the value
of this practice of fertilizing
slash pines back in the year
1949 and also for the oppor-
tunity to help develop it.

St. Joe Paper Co. employees
are to be commended for
working with this and for their
interest in it. Officials of the
company deserve credit for
recognizing its value and for
adopting it for use.
Employees of the University
of Florida and members of the
Cooperative Research in.
Forest Fertilization (CRIFF)
have given valuable service in
developing this practice.

Get Rid of That Junk!
Sell It with a Classified Ad

-The Board agreed to ad-
vertise for zoning variances
for Mrs. Paul Presnell to use
her garage to display and sell
her hand made gifts, with the
business to be open about two
hours a day and for Robert
Sewell to encroach on his

property set-back line to con-
struct a carport on the side of
his house. The Board also
agreed to write Gene Abrams
a letter, notifying him of the
restrictions and zoning regu-
lations for operating a busi-
ness from his home.

the members of the

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

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
For information I
call 229-6969

Do You Know....

How much a funeral costs?
How caskets are priced?
How many different types of
caskets are available?

Why Don't You Know?

DOES YOUR FAMILY know what kind of
funeral service you want, or where you
would like to be buried?

Why Don't They Know?

For a Free Copy of the

"Consumer Information Facts
All About Funerals"

Come by or Call

St. Clair Funeral Home
: 50710th St. Phone 229-8111
S Port St. Joe, Fla.
This brochure is published by the Board of
Funeral Directors and Embalmers for Florida in
cooperation with the Office of the Attorney
General ard.the-Division of Consumer Services,
Dept. of Agriculture, and is available to you at no
cost and with no obligations.

-Continued from Page 1-

Scouts Want Home

Pot S q Foe, 1ada 32456



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fl. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977


The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
S from any person, company, or corpora-
Stin Interasted In selling the County the
following described personal property:
Highway sign construction mater-
ials. Please submit unit prices for
materials suitable for sign construc-
tion and sign mounting.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock
A.M., E.S.T., April 12,1977, at the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P.0. Box
9V, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reflect
any and all bids.
-- Everett Owens, Jr.,
Chairman 2t3-31

The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person,'compan, or corpora-
tion Interested In selling the County the
following described personal property:
Two (2--14 yd. Gasoline Powered
Dump Trucks
Two (2)--14 yd. diesel powered.
dump trucks
Trucks as per specson file In Clerk
of Circuit Court's Office, P. 0. Box
96, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Bids will be received until 7:00 o'clock
P.M., E.S.T., April 26, 1977, at the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. O. Box
96, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
2t 3-31

OVERMAN; Children.
Ken Murphy, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
SExecution heretofore issued out of the
Above entitled Court, in the above
'entitled cause, having levied upon the
Following personal property, situate,
Slaying and being in Gulf County, Florida,
One 2-door refrigerator freezer
One Kitchen Wall Cabinet
One Wood Heater
One Black and White Television, Por-
table Model S 505533867
One 8-Track Tape Player
Two Record Players and Stand
Three Chest of Drawers
One Book Shelf
Mr. Coffee No. II
One Sabre Saw
Three Lamps
One End Table
'OTS and Pans
and that upon the 11th day of April, A.D.,
1977, during the legal hour of sale,
namely, 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, on
said day, at the front door of: the
Courthouse In. Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, I will offer for sale and sell to
the highest bidder for cash, in hand, the
above described property, as the pro-
perty of Walter F. Overman, to satisfy
said Execution. Said property to be sold
at sale as subject to any and all existing
.s. Ken Murphy, Sheriff
Gulf County, Florida 4t 3-17

the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, at their regular
meeting on March 22, 1977, adopted a
resolution closing, vacating and aban-
doning all interest they might have had
In and to the following described
drainage ditch:
That certain 12-foot easement lying'
between Lots and 10, Block B, Twin
Lakes Subdivision, Unit No. 2, and
extending from Lake View Drive to
Lake Como, Gulf County, Florida,
according to the official plat thereof
onfile in the Officeof the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 1977.
Everett Owens, Jr.,
George Y. Core, Clerk
2t 4-7

Persons wishing to file as candidates
for City Commissioner in the election to
be held for the office of the following:
One Mayor-Commissioner, one Com-
missioner in Group One and one Com-
missioner in Group Two of the City of.
Port St. Joe, Florida, must do so on or
before April 20,1977. Forms for filing are
available in the City Clerk's office,
. Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Flor-
City Auditor and Clerk 2t-4-7

Peters' Team Hosts Tourney

The "Chocolate City" Cou-
gars of Port St. Joe defeated
Northside Warriors in the
finals of the Peters' Invi-
tational Tournament Satur-
day night, April 2, to win the
first place trophy. The final
score was Chocolate City, 104,
to Northside Warriors 100.
Peters' Laundry defeated
Jacob of Marianna in a thriller
126-125, for the third place
The Most Valuable Player
award was a tie between Fred
Russ of the Chocolate City
team and B. Lowery of the
Northside Warriors. Sports-
manship awards went to
Sandy Quinn of the Cougars
and Wayne Russ of Northside
Most Valuable Player of
Peters' Laundry was Amos
Pittman, and Nathan Peters,
Jr. won the sportsmanship
"Peters' Laundry expresses
its appreciation to W. J. Rob-

Lays Last Brick

Robert V. Buchert, left, retired April 1

from St. Joe Paper Company after 28 years of
service with the'firm as a brick mason.
Buchert was signed out Friday by his
foreman, Rbbert J. Faliski, right, mainten-
ance superintendent for the plant.

inson and the governing board Center and to everyone who ment," announced Nathan.
of the Washington Recreation aided in the basketball tourna- Peters, Jr.

Tournament hosts, Peters' Laundry. T. Stallworth and Pete Peters. Back row, left
Front row, left to right: Raymond P. Peters, to right: Roy Lee Williams, Nathan Peters,
L. C. Ash, Amos Pittman, and managers, 0. Jr., and John H.Briggs. -Star photo

Hitchcock Arrested

On Burglary Charge

- According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, on March 25, Bobbie
W. Hitchcock, age 20, of Rt.,
1, Wewahitchka, was arrested
by Deputy Jim Buchanan and
charged with burglary of the
Dixie Dandy Food Store in

Punches .Clock

John Lovett, head time-keeper at St. Joe
Paper Company for the past 16 years, retired

Wewahitchka, which occurred
during December of 1976.

Previously arrested in this
same case was Alonzo F. Ste-
wart of Port St. Joe. oth men
were released on bond.




1977 NEW-CAR SAVE *62 to 108


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the first of this month after 22 years with the
local firm. Lovett was elevated to his present
job 16 years ago on the retirement of H. C.
Philyaw. Lovett, left in the photo above, is
shown being congratulated on his retirement
by St. Joe Paper's auditor, Bill Altstaetter.

Panhandle Health Agency

Conducting Workshop

The Florida Panhandle
Health Systems Agency, Inc.,
a non-profit community-
based health planning agency.
supported by federal, state
and local monies, will conduct
a workshop in Gulf County to
seek out public perceptions of
health problems in the area.
The workshop will be held,
this coming Wednesday, April
13, at the Fire Station, Port St.

Last Week End Featuring
formerly of Port St. Joe. Robin, Trudie and Clark
Downs, and Crook. From 9:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. Friday
and Saturday.

M #Wh-rEfWc-^.-.- I>%

Joe, and will begin at 7:30
The purpose of the Com-
munity Needs Workshop is to
establish a group ranking of
priority health problems with-
in Gulf County as identified by
workshop participants. Pro-
blem identification is the basis
for the "Health Systems
Plan" which is being develop-
ed by the Florida Panhandle
Health Systems Agency and
which includes goals and ob-
jectives and recommenda-
tions for actions for improve-
ment of the health of the resi-
dents of the 18 counites in the
Northern and Panhandle
areas of Florida.

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B78-14. C78-14. F78-14,15
.... -E7B14.... G78-,14,,15 .
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F E T per tireand F.E.T. per tireand
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D78-14. E78-14,

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"The Health Systems Plan"
is mandated under federal and
state law, and becomes the
basis for review, approval and
development of health care
projects in the planning area.
All residents of Gulf County
are invited and encouraged to
attend. The local project
chairman is David Dunham.
Please call 227-2021 if you can
attend or can assist in the
preparation and conduct of the
workshop. Further informa-
tion relative to the work-
shop can be obtained by either
calling David Dunham or the
Health Systems Agency staff
in Tallahassee, phone 904-386-

Two Men Admit to

Okaloosa Co. Burglaries

James Thomas Williamson,
age 18, and a 17-year-old juv-
enile, both from Fort Walton
Beach, were arrested by De-
puty Raymond Watson near
St. Joe Beach for possession of
marijuana and paraphernalia.
The announcement was made
by Gulf County Sheriff Ken
After their arrest, the two

admitted to burglary of two
different places in the Oka-
loosa County area. They also
confessed to six counts of
larceny of gasoline.

Williamson is being held for
first appearance and the juv-
enile has been turned over to
the Division of Youth Ser-


I have disassociated myself
with the Top of the
Gulf Restaurant

Mildred Kitchens


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Plus 51.72to 2.01 F.E.T. per tire and
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fits (each) (each)
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ER78-14 185R14 53.00 2.47
FR78-14 195R14 57.00 2.65
GR78-14 205R14 59.00 2.85
HR78-14 215R14 64.00 3.04
JR78-14 225R14 67.00 3.24
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HR78-15 215R15 66.00 3.11
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Phone 229-1291 216 Mon. Ave.

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.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977


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NJROTC Cadets Get Promotions



Depend on him for prompt attention
o ll your drug and prescription
nieeds WHENever you call

Ph. 3T7471 17T Womal
-IswI r Im- ofWIm I
:Plmgy e( Pr- Pueirns

Executive Officer. Joe Wilson
was promoted to Lieutenant
(Junior Grade) and assigned
as Company Operations Offi-
-cer. Stephen Osborne was pro-
moted to the grade of Ensign
and assigned as Platoon Com-
mander of the First Platoon.
Gerald Norwood was pro-
moted to the grade of Ensign,
and assigned as Platoon Com-
mander of the Second Platoon.
Ronald St. John is now a

Comforter Funeral


Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service.
Pete, Hortense & Rocky Comforter

Telephone 227-3511
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Captain Henry Cassani,
Commanding Officer of the
Port St. Joe High School
NJROTC, has announced the
temporary Cadet promotions
for the year.
Tony Dandy was promoted
to the grade of Cadet Lieute-
nant Commander and assign-
ed as Company Commander.
Keith Neel was promoted to
the grade of Lieutenant and
assigned as Cadet Company

Ensign and was assigned as
Cadet Company Administra-
tive Officer. Bernard Wester
was promoted to Ensign and
assigned as Cadet Company
Supply Officer.
In the enlisted rank, Darrell
Tillery is Senior Chief Petty
Officer, and was assigned to
the company staff as the
Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Linda Mangum is Chief Petty
Officer and was assigned as
the Mustering Petty Officer of
the First Platoon. Shane
Boucher was promoted to
Chief Petty Officer and Mus-
tering Petty Officer of the
Second Platoon. Hughey Wil-
liams was promoted to Chief
Petty Officer and Cadet Color
Guard Commander. Rodney
Herring and Beverly Bolden
were promoted to Petty Offi-
cer First Class and assigned
as Platoon Guides.
Bob Lange, Woody Jones,
Greg Jones and Eugene
Bailey were promoted to Pet-

Rouget de Lisle, the composer of "The Marseillaise" was a royalist and narrowly escaped
the Guillotine.

ty Officers Second Class and
were assigned as Squad Lead-
ers of their squads. Parion
Mims, Bill Shirar. Jimmy
Frazier and Barney Amerson
were promoted to Petty Offi-
cers Third Class and assigned
as Squad Leaders of their
squads. Roy Lee Williams and
Rod Wilson are Petty Officers
Third Class and were assigned
to the Color Guard Terry
Givens, Brent Ethridge and
Henry McClamma were as-
signed to the Color Guard
These promotions and as-
signments are for the first
year of NJROTC at Port St.
'Joe High School





Dining table, mahogany
puncan Phyffe, with leaf.
' .Phone 227-7231. 2tc 4-7

Skill circular saw, 6',". In-
-cludes variety of blades. In
'perfect condition. $16.00. Call
229-4681. tfc 4-7

Friday & Saturday
1202 Monument

Thursday & Friday
1014 Marvin Ave.

15' fiberglass Crosby sled
Sboat with steering wheel and
seats. A 40h.p. Mercury motor
with electric starter and trail-
er for only $600.00. Call Benton
Htamm at 639-2781. tfc 4-7

;up-to-date designs for
:women of all ages. And at
bargain prices, too-got
-Panama City beat by
:miles. You will be plea-
santly surprised at our
large collection of Easter
'Fashions at our store-it's
worth a trip to Apalach.
Economy Cash Store.

No. 1 Drive In Theater
S Fridday- Saturday
This week end-
Theater Clsed "
*Next Friday- Saturday
April 1-316
2 Shows!
'. Also: "
Happy Easterto You!

.. Pop-up .amper, hardtop,
'500. Call Wewa, 639-5249.
2tp 3-31

Better Boy, Patio and
Homestead tomato plants;
$weet banana and bell pepper
:::plants. Call Jean Stebel, 229-
4304 after 4 p.m. tfc 3-31

M Mc's Pawn Shop
:omestead tomato plants,
rScea.; cabbage plants, 3c ea.;
Iaege asst. of guns and rifles.
T' tquoise jewelry, one-third
4'f; many more items for sale.
102 5th St.
Highland View
Sto 3-24
:3RAPERIES-Ready made
arid custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
fIt~m. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Ae., phone 227-5271.
tfc 3-10

S650 yard trammel net, 400
jyd. gill net. Call 227-8305.
tfc 1-27

Caq Betty Gilbert
S tfc 7-15

"The Great Tide", a beauti-
ful hardbook edition is in its
sixth printing, one of Florida's
most famous historical novels
written by Rubylea Hall, for-
mer resident of Port St. Joe, is
now on sale at Campbell's
Drug Store, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Pauline's Restaurant,
Economy Washeteria or con-
tact Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson,
229-4171. Ideal for gifts.
-tfc 4-7

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster, ans safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. Si.
Joe Furniture, 229-1251.
tfc 10-23

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

One six ft. & 12 ft. tandem
wheel flat 'bed trailer. All.
welded construction, $350.00.
Call 648-3600 after i:00 o'clock.
tfc 2-3

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
mn MWiotor & R Garden fente'r

Furnished home for fixer-
upper. Needs some' flooring
and paneling, $1,500.00 down,
$6,500.00. Four unit and studio
apartment house at the beach.
$15,000.00 down. Kraft, United
Farm Agency, 648-4800. It

Two lots on Marvin Ave.
Phone 229-6792. 9tp 4-7

Our home at 2116 Long Ave-
nue. 2,500 square ft. of living
area; three bedrooms, 2
baths, 2 dens, large kitchen,
living and dining room, 2
utility rooms, double carport.
Ideal location. Call Benton
Hamm at 639-2781. tfc 4-7

Sii room house, 3 BR, 1
bath, dining," living room,,
kitchen. Highland View,
across highway from bay.
$18,000..$6,000 down, terms on
balance. Call 769-2531', Pan-
ama City. 3tc 4-7

SLot 50' x 150' with 2 BR
mobile home, corner 7th &
Fortner. J. K. Dorsey, Rt. 3,
Cairo, Ga. 1-912-872-3462.

301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-001. Large three bedroom house,:
Located in corner with 12
CB Radios, Johnsoli, Craig, lots. Many extras. Fully car-
Surveyor, antennas, base sta- peted, central air and heat,
tions, terms available. West- large den, living room with
ern Auto. tfc3-4 fireplace, kitchen, garbage
'disposal, large laundry room,
Firewood for sale, short 2 x screened back porch, sprink-
4's. You load pick-up truck, ler system in yard. Also utility
$10. We load and deliver dump house. Very private. Must see
truck full, $25. 229-6380. tfe 1-7 to appreciate. For appoint-
ment call.229-4136. tfC-3-31

I will demolish houses,
garages for materials. 229-
6402. tfc'3-3

For AllYour

Mary Kay ,

Call Wanda Brown
229-6132 days
229-6149 evenings
or come by 518 1st St.
and pick
up your cosmetics
from my inventory.
tfc 3-17

Wanted: Good home for
miniature black, male, two-
year old poodle. Call 648-5363
after 5:00. ltp 4-7

Job Wanted: Sitting elder-
ly or children. Days only,
Monday thru Friday. Call 227-
8141 after 7:30 p.m. 3tp 4-7

Car pool to UWF on Tues-
day and Thursday nights from
5:15 9:45 CST. If interested
call 227-3161.

New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace, 1,800
sq. ft., $35,000. Call 229-8119.
tfc 2-10

Lot for Sale: St. Joe Beach,
nice yard, with facilities for
trailer. 75' by 150', depth. For
information call 227-8241 or
229-6129. tfc 1-20

3 BR, 2 bath home,' fully
carpeted, large closet space.
Chain link fence. Phone 229-
6652 or can be seen at 106
Bellamy Circle. tfc 3-3
V .
3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-2181. tfc 11-4

VETERANS $300 down.
We have 2 new brick homes
for sale in Wewahitchka.
These-bomes have 3 BR, 2
baths 'ntral heat, carpet,
garage, etc. FHA and conven-
tional-fifhancing available.
Call collect 205-794-6711
Dothan. An equal housing op-
portunity builder. tfc 9-23

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
5302. tfc 10-7

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

FOR SALE: 7 acres
near Dead Lakes.

1.6 acres at White C
bank of canal.
E. Tom Pridgeoi
Phone 229-6950

Three bedroom
Oak Grove. insulated
cond. Only $10,000.00.

Well constructed tw
room house in Hig
View. To sell for only

Large four bedroom
in Jones Homestead
acre of land. $26,000.

Small two bedroom
on six. lots near Cy
Lodge on Dead Lak
bargain' at $7,000.

Two bedroom hou.
about 1 acre near Br
Landing. To sell fur
for only $12,500.

Excellent trailer, 3
rooms, den and large
room, landscaped,
pletely and tastefully
nished. Low taxes, in
location, $19,000.
Reg. Real Estate Bro
221 Reid Ave. 22
After hours call 229-56

of land, 1974 Pinto station wagon, 4
speed, 2000 cc engine, in beau-
tiful condition, only $1,700.
City on Call 229-8222 days or 229-6929
evenings. tfc 4-7
1965 Pontiac 4 dr., excellent
4tc3-10 running shape. $450.00 Dr.
Grace, 227-5331 or 227-3341.
tfc 4-7
, good 1971 VW camper. "pop-top"
Call 229-2206. tfc 3-24

o bed- 1975 Ford F-100 pick-up. 360
ghland V-8, power steering. 28,000
$7,0001 miles. $2,400 as is. Call 653-
9760. 3tc 3-31
on I12 For Sale or Trade for Old
Pick-Up,:. 1975 Datsun pickup,
4-speed, ac, white spoke.
house wheels, wide tires, radio and
press tool box. O. M. Taylor. 648-
es A 5497. tfc 3-10
1973 Chevy pick-up truck,
S r&h, ac, ps, pb, auto. trans.,
yant's camper top, $2,500.00. Call 648-
y n 3600 or 234-9426. tfc 3-10


I ,
I bed-
y fur-
n nice


2te 4-7

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144 or227-4421. tfc 4-7

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

Need someone to pick up
three children from Port St.
Joe Elementary and babysit
until 5:00. Call 229-8385 in the
evenings. Itc 4-7

Applications are now being
taken by Gulf County Senior
Citizens Assoc., Inc., includ-
ing: Project Director, Secre-
tary Bookkeeper, Out Reach
worker for Port St. Joe and
Out Reach worker for Wewa-
hitchka; and driver for Wewa-
hitchka and driver for Port St.
Inquire: Mary P. Elliott
(Gulf County Recreation' De-
partment) 229-6119, Port St.
Joe, or Mrs. Annie Gaskin,

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

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

LOST: Female black kitten
in Oak Grove area, around
March 30. Reward. 229-8397.
2tc 4-7

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

Nice trailer lot at St. Joe
Beach, Columbus St. Call 229-
3107. tfe 3-31
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

I 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. Ifc 1-6

mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
Ifc 12-9
NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tic 10-23


Trees taken down, trimmed
and removed. Yards cut also.
Call Johnson's Tree Service.
227-7772. 3tp 3-31

l\'ewa Builders Inc.
Commercial Residential
Repairs and Remodeling
Custom Fireplaces
Let us cover your house
in rough sawn cedar.
No maintenance required.
Adds insulation to exterior
walls. Cheaper than alum-
num siding.
8tc 3-24

Wewa Custom Cabinets
Specialize in all formica
covered cabinets. All type
wood grain available or
natural wood finish.
Free Estimates
8tc 3-24

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

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

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

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 4-7

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.98W. tfc 8-5 229-2763

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body, soul or spirit
tfe 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

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

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

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

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

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

Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 4-7

I think it was something I ote."


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

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office


Home Builders

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Stere Osborne. Bernard Wesler. Ronald St. John and Captain Henr) Cassani.

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Fresh Tender
Pole Beans
Cello Bag

LB 39

Bag 10

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977


;O of the

SGulf County Con mission
S- o

The Board of County Com- 4, $4,475.00; Physio-Control-
issioners of Gulf County, met Lifepack 5, $5,800.00; Florida
on March 8, 1977, in regular Anesthesia, $4,445.00; and
session with the following Datascope Corp., $4,445.00.
Members present: Everett It was pointed out that funds
'Owens, Jr., Chairman; Jim- to purchase this equipment is
my Gortman; Leo Kennedy; not in the budget at this time.
r. William R. Branch and Otis C. R. Lamberson, Port St. Je
Davis, Jr. Others present Joe.Ambulance Squad Direc-
were: George Y. Core, Clerk; tor explained the method of
SJerry Gates, Finance Officer; financing this and other equip-
William J. Rish, Attorney; ment for the Ambulance ser-
Lloyd Whitfield, Road Super- vice. The Board directed that
intendent and Tommy Pitts, these bids be held for 90 days
Mosquito Control Supervisor. to allow time to determine
.The meeting came to order whether or not funds can be
Sat 9:00 a.n. The Chairman made available to amend the
opened the meeting with budget for this purpose.
prayer, followed by the pledge The Board being advised as.
to the flag. to the requirements of the
The minutes of February 22, State voted to adopt an ordi-:
were read, approved and nance as to the inspection and
adopted. fees for temporary electrical
John Robert Smith informed connections, trailer place-
the Board that the local ments and tie-down and. the
Kiwanis Club has as one of its adoption of the Southern
projects to beautify Fifth St. in Plumbing Code, with the in-
; the City of Port St. Joe; that section fees to be set as
the project calls for installing follows:
'a sprinkler system along the Temporary Electrical Con-
Smedian; that the sprinkler nection, $6.00; trailer permit,
system has now been installed $6.00; plumbing permit, $6.00.
from U. S. 98 to Knowles Comm. Kennedy told the
Avenue and that the pipe used Board that the Wewahitchka
was furnished by the' City of Ambulance Squad is now
Port St. Joe and the St. Joe meeting in the City Hall-Fire
Paper Co. He said it will Department and that it needs
require 1,150 feet of pipe to a cabinet constructed across
complete the system from .one of the walls for the safe
Knowles Avenue to the Rail- keeping of the supplies. He
Road crossing. He requested said the cabinet will cost
the county to furnish this pipe $638.00. The Board said it will
which will cost $1.25 per foot. purchase the lumber and the
;iThe Chairman said this pro- county employees will con-
-ject is a worthy project, but struct the cabinet.
that the Board must deter- The following bids were re-
mine if funds are available for ceived for 'the installation of
.. this type expenditure and if. the Oak Grove Water and
the funds: are available the Sewer facility:- Parker Mech-
county will purchase the anicalContractors, Inc., $258,-
necessary pipe. 868.00; Blankenship & Lee,
SMrs. Wanda Brown, Presi- Inc., $308,209.05; Rusty
dent of the Port St. Joe-Gulf Plumbing, Inc., $282,195.95;
County Chamber of Com- Newkirk Construction, $228,-
merce discussed the possibil- 117.00; and Webb General
Sity of the closing of the Emer- Contractors, Inc., $453,900.05.
agency Room at the Port St. Comm. Kennedy moved to
Joe Municipal Hospital. She accept the low bid of Newkirk
I told of the concern of the citi- Construction, subject to the
izens throughout Gulf County. bid meeting specifications and
I She suggested that it would bond requirements, but that
not be unfair to levy ad 'the three lowest bids be held
Svalorem taxes to be used to until the Board ascertains the
keep the Emergency Room lowest and best bid. No second
Open. In a long discussion that on this motion.
followed, it was pointed out Comm. Davis moved to hold
i that it would cost a6but $65,- the three lowest bids until the
000.00 per year just to pay next regular meeting to allow
outside physicians for week- time for review by the Engi-
end services; that these out- neer. Motion withdrawn.
side physicians would come Comm. Kennedy moved to
from Tallahassee and Tyndall appoint a Committee com-
Field. The Chairman an- posed of all County Commis-
nounced that this question has sioners, the Attorney, Engi-
been proposed to the Board on neer and Road Superinten-
several prior occasions with dent for the purpose of study-
ino decision being made as to ing the three lowest bids to
the County assisting with fi-. determine the lowest and best
nances because the present bid. No second on this motion.
budget has no funds for this Comm. Branch moved that
type expenditure, a committee be appointed by
Roy Harper told the Cor- the Chairman to make a study
mission about an unusual of the three .lowest bids to
number of dogs running loose determine the lowest and best
in White City; that the dogs bid and that a contract be
are causing damage to pro- awarded at the next regular
perty and are a general nui- meeting, seconded by Comm.
sance to every homeowner in Gortman and unanimously
this area. He suggested ;every carried. The Chairman ap-
Sdog be required toqwear a pointed the following commit-
collar showing his' owner's tee: all Commissioners, .the
name and address, which Attorney, Road Superinten-
would allow a person to identi- dent, Mosquito Control Super-
fy the dog that damages his visor, the Building Inspector,
property. The Board agreed to G. L. Scott and the Engineer.
study this request. The Engineer, Robert B.
The following bids were re- Nations, being present, ad-
: ceived to furnish the Gulf vised the Board he will require
:Oounty Mosquito Control one at least three days to study the
portable steam cleaner: Cos- bids before he can advise the
:son's Rent All, $1,052.10; Wig- Committee as to his findings.
gin's Auto Parts, Inc., Mrs. Jane Patton, Chair-
$1,390.21; St. Joe Auto Parts, man of the Committee to study
Inc., $2,453.00; and Panama the bids received on February
Machine & Supply Co., 22, to furnish the county with
$1,399.28. Upon motion by library furniture, reported
SComm. Branch, seconded by that her committee recom-
-Comm. Kennedy and unani- mended that the low bid of
mously carried, that the low Alabama Contract Sales in the
bid of Cosson's Rent All in the amount of $22,474.25 be ac-
amount of $1,052.10 be accept- cepted.
- ed and the Clerk is directed to There was a motion by
" place a purchase order for this Comm. Kennedy to table this
:equipment, matter to allow time for the
: The following bids were re- Board to look over the bids
- ceived to furnish the county and that a special meeting be
- two pair of MAST I Anti-shock called at a later date to award
- trousers: Dyna-Med, Inc., the bid. No second to this
- $564.86; and Armstrong Indus- motion.
- ries, Inc,, $480.00. Upon mo- William R. Lyles, President
tion by Comm. Kennedy, sec- of the Regional Library
onded by Comm. Branch and Board, recommended that the
unanimously carried, the low Board accept the recommen-
:'Bid of' Armstrong Industries, dation of the committee and
:'Inc. at $480.00 be accepted and award the bid at this time to
the Clerk is directed to place a prevent further delay.
purchase order for this equip- There was a motion by
-ment. Comm. Branch, seconded by
The following bids were re- Comm. Davis to accept the
nceived to furnish the county low bid of Alabama Contract
o-one portable monitor-debrilla- Sales at $22,474.25. The follow-

Davis, Gortman and the
Chairman. Nay: Kennedy.
Comm. Kennedy said he voted
against the motion because
the Board had no opportunity
to review the bids. The Chair-
man- said the bids have been
available two weeks for mem-
bers:of the Board to review.
DIvid Rich asked the county
to rent him two rooms in the
old jail in Wewahitchka to be
used to store some equipment;
that he would need this space
for about 60-90 days. The
Board agreed to rent him the
space required at $50.00 per
month. The attorney was re-
quested to prepare the lease.
Comm. Gortman discussed
the need, for a public boat
ramp at the Dead Lakes Fish
Canfp. He said the private
landing site that has always
been used has been closed to
the pjiblic.
Comm. Branch suggested
that, Gulf County withold its
dues to the Northwest Florida
Planning and Development


Horticulturist Gives Tips On Ways

To Control Week Growth In Lawns

Council and consider joining a
new development council that
Bay County is trying to organ-
ize. He requested the attorney
to check the county's contact
to see it can withdraw at this
Comm. Branch informed
the Board that the County
Recreation Program is in a
position to receive matching
funds for the employment of
an additional full-time direc-
tor, providing local match-
ing funds are available. The
Board said it will consider this
matter at the proper time.
Upon motion of Comm.
Davis, seconded by Comm.
Branch and unanimously car-
ried, that an easement and
agreement for the removal of-
fill dirt be accepted from Hay-
wood Borders. (Recorded in
O. R. Book 69, page 966).
The Board received a letter
from R. W. Lopez, St. Joe
Beach, stating the county
should consider alternatives,
study different programs and
their subsequent long range
effects before providing water
in the beaches area.
The Board received'a copy
of audit report no. 8945, made
on the accounts and record of
the Board of County Com-.
missioners, Gulf County, for
the fiscalyear ending Septem-
ber 30, 1975. The Chairman
directed this report be filed as
part of the public records of
the county.
The Clerk reported the fol-
lowing bank balances as of
March 1,:

By: Dr. Robert J. Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
University of Florida
Weeds are common to all
lawngrasses. They increase
the maintenance cost of a
lawn, reduce the land value

General Fund, $57,293.54;
Fine and Forfeiture, none;
Road and Bridge, $27,516.28;
General Pest Control, $7,-
618.71; Capital Outlay, $5,-
297.70; Federal Revenue Shar-
ing, $27,916.27; Cert. of Indbt.
I & S, $754.90; Cert. of Indbt. I.
& S. Reserve, $100.00; St. Joe
.Fire Control, $3,660,87; Tupelo
Fire Control, $562.46; St. Joe
Fire Control I. & S., $100.00;
and Payroll Account, $6,-
Bills were presented and.
ordered paid, and are shown
on the warrant register.
All payrolls for the month of
February, were approved as
The Clerk reported the
amount of fines and bonds
collected for the month of
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting adjourned.
Everett Owens, Jr.,
George Y. Core, Clerk

and in some cases contribute
to allergies and poisonings.
Weeds compete with all de-
sirable plants for water, nut-
rients and sunlight. They also
harbor insects and diseases
that might attack lawngrass-
es, trees and shrubs.
Lawns Which are properly
maintained are less apt to be
plagued with weeds. A vigor-
ous growing lawn provides
little area for weed seed to
germinate and will usually
smother out those that do ger-
The use of chemicals to
control weeds in parks, re-
creational and public areas is
a relatively common practice.
Herbicides (weed-killers) are
rapidly being accepted and
there are chemicals available
to control broadleaf weeds and
grasses in lawngrasses,
around trees, ornamental
plants, along ditches and
fence lines, in areas difficult
to maintain with mechanical
equipment and in annual flo-
wering plant beds.
Before one can effectively
control weeds and grasses he
must first be able to recognize
his weed problem. Weeds can
be classified into three broad
categories. First, there are
the annuals which complete

their life cycle in less than one
year, and they are usually
easiest to control. There are
the summer annuals, such as
crabgrass, goosegrass and
pigweed. A few common win-
ter annuals are Poa annua,
common chickweed and
The second category is the
biennials, which require more
than one year, but less than
two years, to complete a life
cycle. Wild carrot and bull
thistle are examples of this
The third and most difficult
group to control are the peren-
nials. They live for more than
two years and may possibly
last indefinitely.
Perennials are classified
according to their method of
reproduction. There are two
types, the simple and the
creeping perennials. Simple
perennials reproduce by seed
only and examples are dande-
lion, dock, broadleaf plantain
and poke weed. Creeping per-
ennials reproduce by both
seed and vegetative parts and
are the most troublesome to
control. Examples of this
group are wild strawberry,
mouse-ear chickweed, ground
ivy, bermudagrass, nutgrass
and johnsongrass.

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Herbicides can be useful if
applied properly and incor-
porated into the overall weed
control program. Both pre-
emergence and post-emer-
gence herbicides, in combin-
ation with mechanical equip-
ment, are needed for a good
weed control program. Ask
your local county agent about
the proper chemicals to use on
specific weeds.
Calibration of equipment is
an important part of any
herbicide application. This is
simply making the necessary
adjustments to the sprayer so
that the proper amount of
chemical will be applied to a
specific area.
Regardless of the herbicide
used, care should be exercised
and the chemical must. be
applied in accordance with in-
structions on manufacturer's
label. Also be sure that the
herbicide you buy states on
the label that it can be used on
your particular lawngrass,
Using the incorrect herbicide
on your lawn can seriously,
damage it.



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)Figuring Tax Credit Giving People Trouble

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1977

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DeFuniak Springs

Bob K. Ingram, Owner, Mgr.

Ingram Memorial Co.
P. O. Box 602, Hiway 90 West DeFuniak Springs
Across from the Airport

We Cash
Payroll Checks

The Internal Revenue Ser-
vice reported that the change
in the tax law which benefits
nearly every taxpayer is also
the one causing the most
difficulty for Floridians on
their 1976 income tax returns.
This item, according to IRS
Florida District Director,
Charles 0. DeWitt, is the new
general tax credit which has
replaced last year's $30 per-
sonal exemption credit. "The
first one million returns pro-
cessed from Florida showed
more than 40,000 taxpayers
computing the credit incor-
rectly," according to Mr. De-
The new credit is the great-
er of two percent of the first
$9,000 of taxable income to a
maximum of $180 or $35 per
exemption other than those for
age and blindness. Married
persons filing separate re-
turns are limited to a maxi-
mum of $90 when using the two
percent method and both must
use the same method to claim
the credit.
Mr. DeWitt urged taxpayers
to compute the credit both
ways to see which method
gives them the greater bene-
For example, a married
couple with four children and
taxable income of $12,000
would be entitled to a general

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tax credit of $180 using the two
percent formula. However, at
the rate of $35 for each exemp-
tion the taxpayers would have
a larger credit of $210 (6 x $35
equals $210).
Single taxpayers also should
compute the general tax
credit both ways to see which
gives them the greater bene-
fit. Generally the two percent
formula is most advantageous
for them.


Dean List
An area student attending
Florida Technological Univer-
sity in Orlando has been
named to the Dean's List for
the just-completed winter
To be eligible for the honor,
a student must compile a
grade point average of 3.4 or
better while enrolled for a
minimum of 12 quarter hours
of study.
Alan Hammock of Port St.
Joe earned the distinction of
being named to FTU's Dean's
List. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Hammock of Port St.

Chief Forester Dick King

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f, lin County areas is District
k- Forester, Richard M. King,
Jr. The responsibility of 65
personnel plus nearly 1/2 mil-
lion acres of forest woods-
lands solely rests upon his
shoulders, and now after 12
years in the Division of Fores-
try, King plans to retire ef-
fective April 1.
He was born in Concord,
N.C., the son of Dr. and Mrs.
R. M. King, Sr. Completing
high school in 1938, he attend-
ed North Carolina State Uni-
versity\receiving his Masters
of Science degree in forestry.
After a short tour with the
National Park Service, King
enlisted in the U. S. Army as a
lieutenant, where he served as
Europe as Battalion Adjutant
for the 30th Infantry Division
and in Korea as Operations
Officer in the Army security
unit. In 1962, King, then Lt.
Col., retired from the Army
.6-4fteri20 years service at Ft.
Huachua, Arizona.
King, his wife Myrtle,
daughter Mary and son Morri-
son, diligently sought a place
to "retire and live a little".
They chose the small north-
west Florida community of
Panama City, a place which
neither had heard of, much
less seen. The family chose
Panama City and Bay County
simply because "on the map,

it looked like a nice place to
In 1962, during King's "re-
tire and live a little",. he
accepted a part-time job as a
substitute teacher at Everitt
Junior High School, then a
short while later the family
moved to Gainesville where
King attended the University
of Florida for one year. After
that he taught Basic Forestry
for seven months at the Lake
City Community College-
Forest Rangers School. State
Forestry officials were so im-
pressed with King's work at
the Lake City College that he
was offered a position as In-
formation and Education For-
ester in the Division of For-
estry in Panama City.
Wife Myrtle, still not quite
unpacked for the 20-year
Army trip, grabbed Mary and
Morrison and back to Panama
City they came.
SKing served as I&E Fores-
ter for a 10-county area until
1971 when again, because of
his excellent ability, hard
work, and determination, he
was promoted to Chief Fores-
ter in the Panama City area
where he now plans to re-
tire (again?)
When asked about his future
plans Dick King replied,
"Boys, I'm gonna retire and
live a little!"

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Navy Airman Harry L.
Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry L. Caldwell of Box 484,
Port St. Joe, has completed
recruit training at the Naval
Training Center, Orlando.
During the eight-week train-
ing cycle, trainees studied
general military subjects
designed to prepare them for
further academic and on-the-
job training in one of the
Navy's 85 basic occupational
Included in their studies
were seamanship, close order
drill, Naval history and first
A 1976 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School, he joined the
Navy in January, 1977.


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