The star
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/02184
 Material Information
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: September 15, 1977
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
oclc - 33602057
notis - ABZ6320
lccn - sn 95047323
System ID: UF00028419:02184

Full Text



.- '. t l -
'-"* .1-

.* -'' 1' ^ "",


W The saga of the Oak Grove when that bl
I Water anrdSewer contract was legal steps I
,brought to ahbad this week by ing company
' e Gulf County Commission project withe

Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

15' Per Copy

ty Goes to Court On Project

for Circuit Judge to Intervene In Oak Grove Contract

S. completely washed the old pier away. The City has'rebuilt it at a cost of
9 T approximately $35,000 in tax payers' money. The people said they wanted
"-W. a tI th e U sel it put back, because the pier had been such a valued place of recreation
Sfor kids and grown-ups alike in past years.
S -- -. "'-.- ... .. -.Apparently it isn't valued so much by the people aftersl. Someone
It's things like this which makes governing bodies almost give up has punched the holes in the roof, apparently for no reason at all except to
on trying to provide facilities for the public to use for recreation and be destructive. It will cost more tax money to repair.
enjoyment. The photograph above shows two holes which have been A letter from Mrs. Charles Brown in this week's issue, on the
punched through the top and roof of the new pier, which juts out into St. editorial page, called attention to this senseless act of vandalism.
Joseph Bay at the end of Fifth Street. Again, it's actions such as this which causes governing bodies to
A pier has stood on this site for many years almost since modern say, "What's the use?" when some individual or organization comes up
Port St. Joe was first settled. The pier has stood unmolested except for with a good idea about what would serve the people here in our
damage twice by hurricanes. The latest hurricane damage in 1975 community. -Star photo

Insurance Bill Jolts Commission

The Gulf County Commis-,
sion received a sizeable jolt
Tuesday morning at their
regular meeting when they
were informed that the Coun-
ty's bill for Workmen's Com-,
pensation Insurance for fiscal
1978 would cost $90,918.00. This
past year, the charge for the

insurance was only $52,806.00
Even this past year's prem-
ium was a sizeable increase
over what the county had been
paying for coverage for the
past few years. For instance,
during fiscal year 1974, the
County paid a premium of
$15,409.00 for the same cover-

Input Wanted On

Zone Changes
/, The City Commission will which also carry the R-1
hear objections at their meet-. rating, and if allowed in one
ing Tuesday evening of next area of the city, there will be'
week on the question of whe- no preventing the mobile
their or not to relax the City's homes from coming to other
Zoning Code to allow the sections of the city with the
installation of mobile homes ,proper rating, if someone
within the city. petitions the City Commission
At present the only hanoA for permission.

in the code will allow for
mobile homes to be installed
in the zones which carries the,
R-l rating, which is areas of
multiple family dwellings.
such as duplexes and apart-
ment houses. Even this allow-
ance will be restricted to
certain blocks in North Port
St. Joe, but there are several
areas in South Port St. Joe

The hearings will be held at
8:00 p.m., in the Commission
If there are no objections,
the Commission will probably
grant the change in the zoning
ordinance allowing the mobile
homes to locate in North Port
St. Joe in a two block area east
of Main Street.

There seems to be no ex-
planation of why the premium
keeps jumping so drastically.
The County still employs vir-
tually the same number of
people as were employed in
1974 with no unusual exper-
ience in claims.
The County had budgeted
$52,806 for fiscal 1978 for
Workmen's Compensation In-
surance. The new budget has
now been finalized and some
arrangements will have to be
made to come up with the
premium increase.
County Finance Officer Jer-
ry Gates says the premium for.
Wormken's Compensation in-
surance is based on the pay-
roll. The county still employs
about the same number of
people,:, but wages were in-
creased this year, which
would automatically increase
the insurance payments. "We
haven't doubled our payroll,
however", Gates said.
Gates also said the county
now employs several CETA
temporary employees and the
county will be reimbursed for
their share of the Workmen's
Compensation insurance. "We
still don't know how much this
rebate will be". Gates said.

In other items of business,
the Board:
.-Heard complaints about
people scavenging the county
land-fills and making a mess
of the areas with their search
-Were advised that the
elevator in the 'Courthouse is
giving trouble.
-Paid periodic payments of
$175.28 to the .architect and
$10,453 to'the.contractor on the
new library construction.
-Heard a request from the
Water Management District
to allow Beacon Hill to be
included in' the new Mexico
Beach water district.
-Agreed to make applica-
tion for a grant to purchase a
new ambulance vehicle for the
-Agreed to advertise' for a,

copy machine for the VA-CD
-Discussed dredging re-
sponsibilities orn the Gulf
county Canal with Larry
White of the U.S. Corps of

Dunham Quits

Hospital Post
David Dunham, administra-
tor of Municipal Hospital ten-
dered his resignation to this
post Tuesday night at the
regular Hospital Board meet-
ing, according to Gerald Sulli-
van,, chairman of the Board.
Dunham offered his resig-
nation in a short note to the
Board which announced his'
decision and made the deci-
sion effective October 15.
Dunham has been head of
the hospital operations for the
past year and a half.

h ing company and the contrac-
e tor to come to a decision as to
d how the money will be dis-
-persed so work can continue.
Rish told the Board, "This is
the safest way and surest way
to get the parties to settle their
differences and get the job
The county's move Tuesday
would place all future pay-
ments for the project in the
custody of the court for dis-
Rish has advised the Board
in past meetings they cannot
afford to take sides with either
the claims of the bonding
company or the contractor.
"If you take any side, the
other could involve you in any
lawsuits which might evolve
from this matter"
The County remaining neu-
tral in the matter hasn't
helped expedite the job, even
though work has continued. At
present, for instance, the sub
contractor putting in the wa-
ter lines has been paid recent-
ly, so he is working diligently.
The prime contractor claims
he isn't receiving expense
money, so he has stopped
work on the sewer lines,
claiming he has run out of
money due to lack of pay-
ments from the bonding com-
The bonding company pre-
sented a paper to the County
Commission shortly after the
job started signed by the
contractor, stating that all
payments should be made out
jointly to them and the con-
tractor. The contractor has
since sent the Board a letter
saying he is backing down
from this agreement and all,
future payments (should be
made to him. This is where the
county has decided to remain
neutral and turn the money
over to the court.
Rish advised the Board that
if they continued to give
payments to the bonding com-
pany, they may have to go to
court with Tom Newkirk, the
contractor, from which they
couldn't recover their court
costs and if they gave pay-
ments to Newkirk as request-
ed, the bonding company may
forfeit their responsibility to
see that the job is completed
as agreed.
The move met some opposi-
tion from Board Member Leo
Kennedy, who felt something
still might be worked out
between the, contractor and
the bonding company. Ken-
nedy voted "nay"', to the
decision to turn the money
over to the courts. Board
members Billy Branch, Jim-
my Gortman and chairman
Everett. Owens agreed to
Rish's suggestion. Commis-
sioner Otis Davis, Jr., had left
the meeting at the 10:3 break.

Robert Nations, a represen-
tative of Florida Engineers
Associates, designers of the

project, reported that the
project is now 49.1 percent

Sheriff Arrests

Nine In Four

Separate Cases

Nine people were arrested
in the past week in four
separate incidents, reports the
Gulf County Sheriff's Depart-
Sheriff Ken Murphy reports
that at approximately 3:00
p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, four
persons were arrested by offi-
cers of the Sheriff's Depart-
ment and charged with tres-
passing on the leased oyster
beds of James McNeill of
Indian Pass.
The four were observed by
Captain Jim Buchanan and
Deputies Mack White and Joe
Johnson poaching oysters
from posted waters leased by
Mr. McNeill from the state.
shortly before the arrests
were made.
Those arrested were Leroy
"Penny" Brake, age 30, of
Highland View; George
Franklin Whitehurst, age 28.
of Route 3; William McMul-
Ion, age 44, of Highland View
and Sharon O'Neill, age 25, of
Overstreet. The four have
been released from custody,
each posting a $302.00 bond.
According to Sheriff Ken
Murphy, officers of the Gulf
County Sheriff's Deaprtment
arrested two -white male juv-
eniles in the early morning
hours Saturday, after a high
speed chase. Capt. Jim Buch-
anan attempted to stop the
vehicle in which the youths
were riding, when they fled
and hid in a wooded area near
Holly Hill Cemetery.
Buchanan received assist-

ance from Deputies Raymond
Watson and Mack White, and
the juveniles were located
approximatley 30 minutes
later, and found to be in pos-
session of marijuana. Both
were charged and released to
their parents
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Department in cooperation
with Wewahitchka Police
Chief J. H. Glass is investi-
gating the theft of approxi-
mately 40 checks from the
Florida Pulpwood Company in
Three of the stolen payroll
checks were forged and
passed at the Dixie Dandy
Store in Wewahitchka early
Saturday morning, defraud-
ing the store for almost $700.
An intense investigation was
begun and at 3:00 p.m. Satur-
day, David Lee Smith, Jr., age
22, of 186 Avenue E, Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Capt.
Jim Buchanan of the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department,
and charged with uttering a
forged instrument. Smith re-
ceived a first appearance
before County Judge David L.
Taunton and his bond was set
at $2,500. Smith is currently
free on bond.
Monday afternoon WillieE.
Jones, age 27, of 239 Avenue D,
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Deputy Arnold Tolliver of the
Sheriff's office and charged
with aiding in the uttering of a
forged instrument.
Sheriff Murphy reports the
(Continued on Page Three)

Jury Commission

Prepares New List

The Gulf County Jury Com-
mission met at the courthouse
September 8, to prepare
a list of names to serve as
prospective jurors for use in
both County and Circuit Court.
Members of the Commission
are James T. McNeill, Chair-
man, James Henry Chason of
Port St. Joe, and' Walter
Hendrix of Wewahitchka.
The Jury Commission was
created in 1968 by a special act
of the Legislature and charged
with the duty of supplying the

Phone Company Is Gathering

Material for New Directory

Preparation for the publication for the
new telephone directory which will include
Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle,
Eastpoint, Port St. Joe, The Beaches and
Wewahitchka began September 12, as
five representatives of the St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph Company began a
canvass of the area. Names of the
representatives who will be calling on
businessmen in the area are: Canvass
Manager W.W. Stewart, H. Brvant, W.

Burnett, G. Nicolette, R. Wilkin.
Due to increased telephone activity and
growth in the area, the telephone directory
will be larger and of greater benefit to the
communities it serves.
Closing date for the new directory is
September 30, 1977. Anyone desiring to
make additions, deletions or changes
should contact their:local telephone com-
pany business off '; as soon as possible.

The ground breaking cere-
Treakng mony was held Sunday at 1:30
p.m. to mark the beginning of
Ground construction of the parsonage
for the First Pentecostal Holi-

ness Church in Port St. Joe. Member Eldridge Money
The new parsonage will be backed by other board mem-
located on Palm Blvd. Shown bers and families of the
in the picture is the pastor, church.
W.J. Wilson, Jr. and Sr. Board

Court with names to be placed
in the jury box.
Chairman McNeill stated
that he and the other members
of the Commission receive'
many complaints from people
called to serve on the jury and
requests from others asking
that their names not be used
on a jury list in the future. He
said that almost all of the
complaints and requests are
legitimate ones which would
be considered several years
back when a jury commis-
sioner had the legal authority
to select names for the jury
box; however, due to an
executive court order, now in
effect, a name cannot be
selected to be placed in the
jury box or cannot be selected
to be omitted from the box.
The names that go into the
jury box are from a master
alphabetical list of all regis-
tered electors prepared by the
Supervisor of Elections. The
names on the list made at this
meeting consist of the fifth
name and each ninth name
The commission said that if
a name should fall under this
number system that has al-
ready been used in the past
two years, the next name on
the master list will be used.
Mr. McNeill stated that
even though some do not agree
with our jury system, please
understand that this Commis-
sion does not select your name
to be used or not to be used and
if your name should appear on
the jury list it is only because
of its position on the master
list of registered electors.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 1977

-r - -. ,t

-. ubhlld Every Thuday 3S Wl*la II Avenue. Pat St. Joe. Florida
SBy Thi Sla Publismin Company
S,".I o Secon d.a Polae m P sa PaW SoJe. Florida m '
IWesley RIamsey ........................... Editor and Publisher
4,t:. "IW pA Wil mHam t. Ramsy ................... .... Production Supt.
: FrenechtM L Ramsey .............................. Office Manager
,Sirry K. Ramsey........................ Typesetter, Subscriptioos


IN COUNITY-OE YEAR. 15.00 SIX MOS. 53 00 THREE MOS,. 1121 0
OUT OF COUNTY--1.00 OUT OF U S -One Year. 7 O00

TO ADVERTISr S-ln cas eof error or omissioninn avertisemen the publisher do not hold themselves .able
for daVmge furttmr Ithn amount received for SUCh advertisement

The pokn word is given scant attention, me printed wod s mtoughtfully weighed The spoken uora oarely
asnlrts the printed word thoroughly convinces The spoken word is lHt. the printed worq remains


Statements Obviously


Time Is Taking Its Toll

Time' takes its toll of all things. The old
locomotive which is on display at the Centennial
Building is not immune to the ravages of rust and
deca\ and is rapidly) rusting awa). The old,
locomotive, one of the early ones used here on
the Apalachicola Northern railroad is a popular
spot with railroad buffs and kids who like to
come look at the engine, climb over it and

marvel at the old fashioned locomotive. Unless
something is done to the engine in the near
future, it will become dangerous for kids to climb
on. Already, 'they face the danger of nasty cuts.
from rusty metal. The close-up photo at right
shows some of the damage from rust. A close
inspection of the photo will show a hole rusted
through some of the steel plate. -Star photo

It's obvious from reading the
stories revealing the worth of public
officials in this area in the daily
press that we made the right.
decision in refusing to print what
was placed on record by the various
public servants.
We did not print the statements
because we think it is nobody's
business, regardless of what the
Supreme Court says. The Supreme
Court is merely interpreting the law
and saying it isn't unconstitutional.
The law or the constitution doesn't
go into the fact of whether it is
anybody's business- what a certain
public official owns.
Too,.if anyone read the stories
publicized, printing what was writ-
ten down on the statements was just
an exercise in futility. Very few of
the statements reflected the present
day Worth refQthe WVribols 'tiiblicC'
officer. .MOstOT those;declared :,
reflected the prices paid for proper-
ty or possessions several years ago

and didn't necessarily state w
official would sell his belong
We feel it necessary, to se
public interest, only to decl
official's source of income at
percentage of income he r
from a certain firm or person
is the type form the city office
appointed servants file. The
declare their source of incon
any source which provides
10 percent of his total income
he must list any affiliations w
corporation, which amount
certain percentage of hi;
About the only thing we
from the declared list of d
tions which were printed
there are some who should
been worth much more tha
declared. They must be pret
nmaragers and maybe, elshol
them.over twice beforkepUttin
back to managing our pub
money for another term.

A Strong Notion

After catching one
-two other presentations
ington" on TV, we have
S conclusion that this is
. strong country. ;
If the presentation
anywhere near to pre
facts, the nation just ab
Automatic while our chit
- branch spends the greater
Time trying to figure o0
Opposition party is pla
| and more time trying tc
Show to discredit the oppc
Sor some individual whit
z archy wants to get rid
S If "Washington" is
trayal of what Washingt
Like in the past, we have


She Wants

V vandalism

i Stopped
Dear Wesley,
S This is my first letter, ever,
Sto TheStar, but if it does any
S good it won't be my last.
I walk to the :pier, my
favorite spot, every afternoon:
Sto see the sunset on St. Joseph
Bay, and hear the wind in the
Spines sing a melody and the
Srustle of the palms play a
BBut not anymore. AllI see is
red. Three different times
holes have been hacked in the
new roof. It has to be imme-
diately repaired or the ply-
Swood will all split making the
i whole roof give. The vandals
Sae white and black boys.
SThey should be taken behind
Sthe tool shed by their parents
' with a hickory stick, and the
-= -seat of their breeches worn
out. They should have their
names published, and do hard

and parts of
s of "Wash-
come to the
i a mighty

Son TV is
senting the
out runs on
ef executive
er part of its
ut what the
inning next
o figure out
isition party
ch the hier-
a true por-
on has been
been lucky

to survive thus far. The entire
of the program indicated to
the place is populated with eg
iacs and other just plain im
living off the haid-earned m<
the tax payer
The irony of the whole
is that we don't think we
improved matters much wi
recent. "renovation" of the g
ment. We seem to hear many
same noises coming from Wa
ton as we have heard in the
We like to think our govel
is made up of a group of b
men who are doing a good job
citizens. We hope "Washing
nothing like the real article.

* to the Editor

labor on the streets until the
damage is paid for. But in-
stead, some mealy mouthed
counselor will say that they
are under privileged.
We have had a pier in that
spot for over sixty years, and
the only destruction I ever saw
during the great depression
was in initials, a heart shape
or a "John loves Mary". It's
.not because they are poor, it's
because they have the devil in
It's bad enough for the tax
payers to put up with shoddy
roofs that you can see daylight
through, and that have ruined
the interiors of all our new
public buildings. The build-
ings will never be paid for in
our time. It will fall to our
grandchildren and great
-grandchildren, then it will be
time to tear them down and
.build another. An individual
would not put up with that as
far as he could throw the
contractor. Vandalism to
these buildings costs a pretty
The old pier was not des-
troved by the storm. It was
destroyed.long before the

storm hit. Fires had
. and burned several
the floor. Planks we
upjinmy presence j
grown person were no
was just talking to th
myself as far as th

vhat the
ngs for.
serve the
are the
nd what



to "Soap"

Dn. This (Ed. Note: The following
ials and letter written to Ray Holla-
!y must way of Channel 7 TV is being
e fro reprinted here at the request
e om f the Port St. Joe Ministerial
at least Association.)
e. Also, Dear Mr. Holloway:
vith any The Port St. Joe Minister-
s to a ial Association meeting on
S total September12, 1977, wishes to
go on record as opposing the.
,showing of the adult comedy
learned series "Soap" scheduled to
leclara- start showing on Tuesday,
is that September 13, 8:30 p.m. We
were really surprised to hear
d have that Channel 7 would show
in they such a program. We are ei-
ty poor couraging our people to ex-
ldloo pre, thqir:opposition to the
S showing 6f "Soap' One & our
ig them members of the-Port St. Joe
lic tax Ministerial Association, Rev.
Johnie McCurdy, viewed the
preview of the first three,
showings of the series shown
last week in Panama City, and
after making his report that
the series included such things
as: a husband who is sexually
impotent, another husband,-
who is being blackmailed by
one of his mistresses, a4trans-
vestite son who yearns for a
thrust sex-change operation and an
us that adolescent fascinated b.y por-.
nography. In one scdhe, a
goman- nmddle-aged mother and her
laniacs teen-aged daughter show up in
money of quick succession for bedroom
dates with the same lover; .a
handsome tennis instructor.
Sting We simply do not believe
Shave that the TV audience that
Channel 7 reaches will ap-
ith our prove of such TV.programs.
govern- We trust that those who pay
y of the the bills, the advertisers, will
ashing- refuse to sponsor the showing
as of such filth.
past. Sincerely,
rnment Johnie McCurdy, pastor
S First United Methodist Church
brilliant and a member of Port.St. Joe
for our Ministerial Association
ton" is
Error Made In

County Budget
An item in the county budget
published recently included an
item for the county to contrib-
been set ute $170,000 to the Municipal
times on Hospital in Port St. Joe for
re pulled emergency room service.
ust as if a The item was in error.. The
ot there. I typist making out the budget,
e wind or put a comma in the wrong
hey were place. The amount should
have read. $17,000.00.

These boys defy authority,
and as long as we are namby -
pamby and put up with it they
will go about their sorry, hard
down, destructive cussedness.
Ida Ethel Brown

Kieip The Star

Flying High
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
Please keep the Stars flying
over Arizona. My wife and I
look' forward for news from
Port St. Joe every week. It is
just like getting a letter from
The Star keeps us in touch
with many of our beloved
friend in and around Port St:
Joe It carries the good news
and'thb bad news just like a
g-..j paper should. May you
and your staff keep up the


High and low tides for the
upcoming week in St. Joseph's
Bay are listed in the table
below. The information is fur-
nished by the U. S. Weather
Bureau Station in Apalachi-

11:55 P
12:34 A
1:27 A
2:22 A
3:23 A
4:31 A

10:47 A



go',d work.
Very truly yours,
H.F. Ayers,
Scottsdale, Ariz.



All of our subscribers received a free gift
from us during the month of August and I'll bet
most of you didn't even notice it.
We gave you an extra issue of the paper and
didn't charge you another penny for it.
The publication year just past (for us it runs
from September ,1 to August 30) had an extra
Thursday during the year because of Leap Year.
This doesn't happen very often, but when it does,-
you get 53 issues of The Star for your annual
subscription rate and you only paid for 52.
You didn't know we were so generous, did
you? ai s S.$u n
~ ~ ~ ~ a us M'fw'

Was it any surprise to you that Abraham'
Beame, the current Mayor of New York City and
former Congresswoman Bella Abzug were
eliminated in the first primary of New York
City's election? It was to me, but I was glad to
see it. If the liberal voters of New York City are
finally getting tired of their government officials
spending their part of the nation bankrupt,
maybe, just maybe there's hope for the rest of
thenation. Remember when old Nikita Khrusz-
chev looked at our nation's balance sheet and
then declared, "We'll bury you!"
You know, of course, he would have to do the
burying. After our politicians get through
spending us bankrupt, we won't have the money
in the national treasury to pay the grave diggers.

DAR Honoring


The St. Joseph Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American
Revolution, reminds the people of the Port St. Joe area that
this week marks the 190th anniversary of the adoption of the
United States Constitution. The ideals upon which this
document is based are reinforced each day by the success of
the functioning of the system to which it gave birth. But the
system cannot function without an enlightened public. Do you
know your rights, freedoms, and duties under the supreme
law of our land?
In observance of the anniversary of the Constitution, the
DAR has caused the following proclamation to be signed and
declared by Mayor Frank Pate.
WHEREAS, September 7, 1977, marks the one hundred
ninetieth anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of
the United States of America by the Constitution Convention;
WHEREAS, To accord official recognition to this
memorable anniversary; and
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States of
America gives us the foundation for a free, prosperous and
independent life for every citizen, but each generation, in
time, must work for and claim it; otherwise, through
carelessness or indifference, the rights and liberties we have
enjoyed may vanish; and.
WHEREAS, It is of the greatest consequence that the
citizens fully understand the provisions and principles
contained in the Constitution of the United States of America
in order to be able to support it properly as "The greatest
document for human liberty in two thousand years of
recorded history;"
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Frank Pate, Jr., as Mayor of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, do hereby proclaim the week of
September 17 through 23, 1977, as
and urge all citizens to study the Constitution, to express
gratitude for the privilege of American citizenship in our
Republic under the superb body of laws the Constitution of
the United States of America.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set by hand and
caused the Seal of the City to be affixed a& Port St. Joe,
Florida, this 13th day of September, A.D., 1977.

Here it is "Watergate" again.
Last week end it was revealed that the FBI
furnished information to the administration that
Bert Lance liad broken the law in some of his
banking and check writing practices. The
question was raised as to why this information
wasn't supplied to the committee which inves-
tigated Bert for his job with Uncle Sam.
The reply, from Jody Powell, the President's
official mouth was, "The information was
available to the committee but they didn't ask
for it." .
It seems that I remember Richard Nixon
',asforced to resign from the-Presidency,- not4
because he approved or ordered Watergate,'but
because he learned about it and failed to make
his knowledge known to the proper authorities.
Now, history has repeated itself.

It seems the biggest thing they have Lance
for is writing checks on money he didn't have in
the bank. They also have a good case against the
federal examiners for failing to put a stop to the
practice; which is what would have happened to
any other national. bank which carries Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance for its
depositors. There's usually nothing quite so
picky as a federal bank examiner.
Be that as it may be, old Bert hasn't done a
single thing the Congress of the United States
doesn't do each. and every day. We have a
national debt of something like $700 billion where
Congress has written checks for money we didn't
have on deposit in the national treasury. Should
we investigate them all while we have the
committee at work?

Now, our President has signed the agree-
ment pledging that the United States will give
the Panama Canal to a Latin general and hisd
cohorts. The deal still has to meet the approval of
the Senate, but the fact that the President has
signed gives the action a good deal of a boost ,
even before the Senate gets to act on the
question. Latin generals have been notorious
for being short-lived and to expect that
Panama's version of a Latin leader will last 23
years to the turn of the century is about like
expecting a bowl of ice cream to stand firm
outside in the Florida sunshine in August.
There is no real certainty,there will be such a
thing as a nation of Panama in the year 2000.
What becomes of the treaty then? And if another
tries to take over Panama before the treaty goes
into effect, does the United States have the
responsibility of defending the nation or only the

I see where Idi Amin was rushed to the
hospital for emergency surgery last week and
was reported in serious condition-
I didn't read what Idi's trouble was, but I
suspect it was someone he ate.
You know where he got the name "Idi" don't
you? That's a colloquialism for "Idi-ot".

We predict that the television program,
"Soap" will have one of the biggest TV audiences,
in history this week, thus guaranteeing it at least
a spot on the tube until the novelty wears off and
the promised filth works its way in. --
We can guarantee this audience because
those who wish to see it taken off the air have
advertised the program so well and titillated'so
many people about what they will see that'the
curious are sure to be glued to the tube Tuesday







THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 1977

otb flTea h Ra ( Continued from Page One)

Football Teaches Regular Sheriff Arrests

Work Habits'

Port St. Joe High School
football coach Wayne Taylor
spoke to the Rotary Club last
Thursday, describing the fu-
ture for the Sharks team
during the coming season.
Taylor said, "We have a
young team without a whole
lot of individual potential. We
have a lot of sophomores with
good attitudes and we feel this
group of boys will provide a
good foundation on which to*

Gulf County Recreation Director, John
Clenney, right, presented trophies last week
to the sponsors of the winning teams in the
local softball league competition. Clenney is
shown presenting the first place trophy to
Buddy Renfro, sponsor of Renfro's while
Tony Barbee, manager of the Florida Bank


The City Commission will meet in
regular session on September 20. 1977, to
discuss the possibility of purchasing the
tracts of land listed below:
1. Lot 11, Block 93 a 15' x 20' strip of
property adjacent to the Pump House
on Garrison Avenue and 20th Street.
2. 1.03 acres where the Primary Lift.
,Station is presently located.
.. 3.12.005 acres adjacent to 10th Street
and Knowles Avenue.
4. Approximately 17 acres of property
located adjacent to 10th Street East of
Knowles Avenue and South of the Gull
County Mosquito Control Building.
The City Commission is considering
selling the below mentioned properly
1. The old sewer plant property -
approximately 2.3 acres to include a
30'slripol property from the old sewer
plant proiectng 550' Into the Bay.
2 2. .73 acres-on Sth Street commonly
known as theold City Warehouse site.
3. Block 1011. Lots 7 through 20
Persons winning lo voice public com,
ments concerning these proposed trans
actions are Invited to attend the meet.
Michael J. Wright
City Auditor and Clerk 219-8

IN RE: The Marriage of
TO: Roy Nathan Nolen
Rt. 11, Box 140
Dothan, Alabama 36301
a Petition for Separate Maintenance has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Answer
or other response to the Petition on Peti-
tioner's Attorney:
Robert M. Moore, Esq.,
P. 0. Box 248
Port St.Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Cobrt Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court
House, Port St Joe. Florida, on or before
the 3rd day of October, 1977. If you fail to
do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 26th day of August,
Clerk of.Circuit Court
By: -s- Margaret B. Core,
Deputy Clerk, 4t9-1
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida; at their regular meet-
ing, September 27. 1977, at 7:00 P.M.,
C.S.T in the County Commissioners
Room in Gull County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider the
advisability of :closing, vacating and
abandoning any Interest the County
might have in and to the following
described road:
.Beginning at the Northeast corner of
the West one-haffoT 'vernmeritLot
14, Section 26, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, run West along quarter
section line 708 feet to a point; thence
turn South 90 degrees for a distance of
50feet for a Pointof.Beginning; thence
continue on same line. South for a
distance of 260 feet 6 inches; thence
turn West 90 degrees for a distance of
50 feet; thence turn North 90 degrees
for a distance of 260 feet 6 inches;
thence turn East 90 degrees for a
distance of 50 feet to the Point of

team is shown with the second place trophy.
Ray Lawrence of Renfro's led the league with
home run bat. Other heavy hitters for the
Renfro team were Bubba Harmon, Mike
Todd, Jackie Evans. Warren Yeager and
Norris Langston. Leading hitters for Florida
Bank were Curtis Little, Glenn Davis, Jake
Lewis and Jimmy Cox. Renfro's ended the
season with a 23-1 record and Florida Bank
compiled a 17-7 mark for the season.
-Star photo

The Commissioners will welcome
comments of any interested parties
regarding the proposed abandonment.
Everett Owens, Jr.
George Y. Core

BID NO. 229
The City of Port St. Joe, Flprida,
invites bids on the following described
One (1) Pump. Shall be a Marlow
Mud Hog, Diaphragm Pump, Model
No. 402A with Wisconsin engine 4.2
HP, No. 3604 ACWD; with seal
assembly No. 286092 chassis kit, or..
approved equal.
One (1) 4" Clayton type foot valve
and strainer.
Two (2) 20' lengths of 4" general line
suction hose, coupled maleand female
instant lock couplings complete. The
unattached coupling ends shall be 4"
MP.T.. ,:.....,.- .- -
Bids shall be sealed in an.fenyvlope and
* plainly marked "Bid No. .29". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
Bidders are requested to submit bids In
item sequence and totaled. The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, waive any
formalities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, P.O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., September 20, 1977. Bid opening
will be held at the Regular City
Commission Meeting September 20,
1977, at 8:00 P.M., E.D.T., In the
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida. ,
Michael J. Wright
City Auditor and Clerk 29.-8
Effective October 1, 1977, the following
charges for Water, Sewer and Garbage
will be implemented:
Water--90 cents per thousand gallons
Sewerage-60 percent of the total a.
mount billed for water.
Garbage-$3.50 per month per dwell.
ing; 56.00 per month for certain type
businesses; $10.50 per month for
Hotels-Restaurants; $30:00 per
month for supermarkets.
All water and sewerage users shall be
billed'a minimum bill based upon 4,000
gallons per month.
The City Commission will meet in
public hearing on September. 6, and
September 20, 1977, at 8:00 P.M., in the
City Hall Council Chambers to receive
public comments.
.s- Michael J. Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 4t 8-25

Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County; Florida, will receive sealed bids
up to 7:30 P.M., E.D.T., on September
27,1977, for the purchase of the following
One new or rebuilt Copying Mach.
ine, 3M Model 191, or equivalent.
NOTE: The total amount budgeted
for the- purchase of this machine
shall not exceed $800.00.
The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to refuse any and all
All bids should be addressed to Board
of County Commissioners, c-o George Y.
Core, Clerk, Gulf CoUity Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Dated this 13th day of September, 1977.
By: Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk
2t 9-15

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

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

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

The congregation of the
Westside Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka will break
ground for construction of a
house of worship on Sunday,
September 25, at 2:30 p.m.,
CDT, at the building site on
Morgan Road. The church,
which was constituted on May
1, of this year, with 88 charter
members, has been meeting in
the Wewahitchka Community
Building. The new building
will contain the sanctuary,
classrooms, offices and fel-
lowship hall.
Other activities of the day
will include a covered dish
lunch following the morning
worship services. The congre-
gation and its pastor, Rev.
Gene White, extend a warm
invitation to everyone to share
with them in this joyous
Sunday School begins at
9:45, followed by the morning
worship at 11:00. Evening
services are at 6:00 for Church
Training with worship at 7:00
P.M., CDT.

w e .
have a I
nice weekend...|

- Taylor

build for the future".
The head coach went on to
explain the current team is
made up of six seniors, 13
juniors and 14 sophomores.
The future of the current
team seemed dark to Taylor
as he stated that three of the
teams who will be opponents
of the local team this year will
be prime candidates for the
state championship. These
teams are BlountstIWn, Wa-

Jaycees Raise

Over $200 In

M.D. Campaign

Despite overcast skys and
occasional rains, local Jay-
cees managed to raise over
$200 for the Jerry Lewis
Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
by selling hamburgers and
accepting donations by tele-
"Even though we were short
of our goal we feel the project
was a success" said project
chairman Glenn Kent. "The
community really came out in
support of us. We sold com-
pletely out of hamburgers in
the first day and had to
purchase more to keep
As in the past years, the
Arrive Alive station provided
a rest stop for tourists passing
through our city. People from
Chicago, Ill. to Bristol were
greeted with hot coffee and
The Jaycees would like to
thank everyone for their sup-
port in the activities with
special thanks to the fol-
lowing: Beach Grocery, Com-
forter Funeral Home, Smith's
Pharmacy, Jake and Pau-

line's Restaurant, Kent Ser-
vice Co., The Dairy Burger,
Fla. First National Bank and
the Star Publishing Co.
In addition to the Arrive
Alive station the Jaycees also
sponsored a Labor Day Dance
at the Washington Recreation
Center. Special recognition
and thanks for contributing to
the Jaycees' success are ex-
tended to Andria Hamilton,
Mr. Charles Osborne, Ricky
Tiller, Geraldine Caphart and
Willie Robinson.
The dance was rated a
success by the local Jaycees.
Monies from this project were
used to aid the Jaycees in the
sponsorship of the '76-'77 and
'77-'78 Jr. Miss Pageant.





,1-dW&,d k

kulla and Chipley.
The head coach then went on
to explore the question of
why more boys don't go out for
football these days. "I think
it's our changing society", he
said. "These days, a kid goes
home from an air conditioned
school to a cool house, where
he gets a snack from the
refrigerator, watches TV or
takes his car out for a spin. In
days past, a kid usually got
out of work to play football,
now he gives up play to work
at football."
Taylor went on to say,
"Football is important to
teach'a kid regular work
habits. I think football teaches
a kid he can do anything he
tries to do hard enough and it
also teaches him' never to give
Guest of the club was David
Carl Gaskin of Wewahitchka.

case is still under investiga-
tion and other arrests are
expected to be made.
William G. King, age 25, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
AL. ust 30, by Rodney Russ of
Division of Beverage and
Captain Jim Buchanan of the
Gulf County Sheriff's Depart-




Corner of FourtkSt. & Second Ave.

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45A.M.
WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ........ 6:30 P.M.
MID-WEEK PRAYER (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.

Nursery Provided

Rev. William N. Stephens

fn n anK

w Did You Know?

1 That Social Security will pay $255.00 as a death
benefit to most survivors?
That wartime veterans have other benefits
) available to their family?

The Comforter Funeral Home
would like to inform you of VA and Social
Security benefits.

\ The Cormfo, Ler Family
has been serving Gulf County and surrounding
area for 31 years with ministry to bereaved
1 families and with traditional quality service.
'" The Comforter Family will continue to serve
S our area with the same personal service
S-) you've come to expect. Come by and visit with
us to learn more about financial benefits. The
r" ,director is available to counsel.. ..to help...
> 4 and to reassure. These are the services your
V- funeral director at the Comforter Funeral
Home has been trained to give.
Call 227-3511
S; : :at any time day or night. Stop in at 6th and
SLong Avenue for your free copy of a book en-
9' ttitled "Guidelines". You will find
it reassuring and informative.
The Comforter Funeral Home is
Dedicated to serve. i

Comforter Funeral HomeM

Phone 227-3511 601 Long Ave.

assuring many years of sleep luxury.

.coil inner-

spring mattress features heavy felt cushioning, full
flexolator under heavy duty insulation. Specially con-
i. _

60" x 819

78" x 80" $

,. structed box spring complements the quality
features of the mattress.

> MAKE OUR HOU !0 A special invitation to shop Danley
rA HOME' .

from Charles Arrant and Judy Harvey

i.:- t: -I-
L; ii.'.~


Church Breaks Ground

the members of the

Church of Christ

invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study .......... 10:00 A.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

call 229-6969



"* ""' .::' : :"
, x ,, ^ ..^ ^..........

"f ^'> g?'r '1 ^ ^'">
.,_ =. ,S-.A ^y .. .: .... V _.^ ..... ,,o ... .- ^ ^ ,

" R,
*' ~ ^ 8W / 'A ''* ,< '* '

.: R.. ^ ,- L 1 :J' i*-1 .
( ~~ '5 y !- "^p^: f' :'**
'*-*-:.. ;..:..^. .; ^ ^ ^ A ; .

S Twin Size




firm, top quality combination

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

- -


I ,






jj C


ment and charged with felony
possession of marijuana and
cultivation of marijuana, ac-
cording to Sheriff Ken
The arrest came after the
law enforcement officers re-
ceived an anonymous tip that
King was growing marijuana
near his residence. In a search
of the area, officers seized
several plants, and bagged
and dried marijuana.


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 1977

liss Pamela Sue Shores Becomes

ride of Robert Ray Freeman HI

SF. F amela Sue Shores and
'o -6bert Ray Freeman, III
f Fxcelanged wedding vows in a
dleelgt setting in the sane-
Stary of the First Baptist
Church of Port St.. Joe. The
Rev. William Smith officiated
the hdouble-rnhg ceieinony Sat-
urday, August 27th, at 7:00
ii .m:
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carson.Shores of
Port St. Joe. The bridegroom
id the 'son of Mr..:ind Mrs. i
Robert Freeman, Jr., also of
Port St. Joe. .
SThe wedding was under the
Direction of Billy and Carol
-Rich. "e a wa h"
SBilly 'ich presented a pro-
gram df traditional wedding
music on the organ throughout .
Sthe ceremony. Inda Miller,
Sploistsang the bride's chosen
selections of "We've Only Just
S.Begun" and "The Lord's
.Prayer". Julie Richardson,
Pianist accompanied Billy
Rich and India Miller as they
sang "Evergreen" at the close
of the ceremony..
,The bride was escorted to
the 'altar and given in mar-
riag by her father. The bride .
S descended the aisle in a
formal length gown of white
bridal Qiana jersey. The em-
p pire bodice featured a square

yoke outlined in peau de ange .
S lace delicately beaded with
bridal pearls as did the hood
'that draped into a cowl back.
Attached to the hood was a full
chapel length train of bridal V.
illusion. The pleated skirt fell
from the lifted bodice to the MRS. ROBERT RAY FREEMAN, III
floor. Full cathedral length
Sleeves accented the gown.
She carried a white cattleya fellowship hall of the church and Mrs Robert Gill, all of
orchid attached to a white immediately following the Panama City.
Bible which was a gift from ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. C.E. McGill,
er.parents. She wore a gold The bride's book was kept Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Miller
locket which was the bride- by Mrs. James T. Smith. Rice Power, III and Amp of Pasca-
room's gift to the bride. bags and scrolls were distri- goula, Miss.; Mrs. James T.
Serving the bride as matron buted by Misses Ginger Burge Smith and Kerry of Pensa-
of honor was Carolyn McNeil. and Nancy Wright. cola; Miss Pamela Reeves
Bridesmaids were Joni Presiding at the bride's and Mr. David DeFoelue of
Shores, sister of the bride;' cake was Mrs. Miller Power Tallahassee; Mr. and Mrs.
Cindy Freeman, sister, of the and Mrs. C.E. McGill, Jr. Lely Essex of St. Louis, Mich-
bridegroom; and Pam Reeves Serving punch was Mrs. Lyle igan; Miss Gerri Freeman of
of Tallahassee. Essex and Miss Cathy Free- Corona-del-Mar, California.
Each attendant wore identi- man.
cal floor length gowns 0"f r t ~i Mrs Robert F freeman, Sr.
shimmering blue Qiana jersey lFit A re- a.nd Misa Ca. try aioeemah 6f
featuring a lifted bodice with Diane Freeman. Also San Jan Capistrano, Calif.;
a square neckline, short flared assisting in serving was Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leavitt
sleeves, and a slightly flared R.B. Richardson and Mrs. and Laura and Doug Leavittof
skirt. They carried nosegays Robert Young. Sauqus, Calif.; and Mr. and
of white and yellow daisies Acting as floor hosts were Mrs. Thomas Freeman and
mixed with sprigs of green Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Burge, Mr. Nancy and Bobby Freeman of
fern. and Mrs. Hulofi Wright and Hendersonville, Tenn.
Eric Freeman served the Mr. and Mrs. Floyd'Grace. PARTIES
bridegroom as best man. For a wedding trip to At- Pmii Shores was honored
Groomsmen-ushers were Jer- lanta, Ga., the bride wdre' a with a Miscellaneous Calling
ry Shores, brother of the paleblue, threepiece pant suit shower. on August, 9 in the
: bride, Eddie Summers and with matching accessories. fellowship hall of the Beach.
Benjy Gibson. Her corsage was a white Baptist Chaiel.
For her daughter's wedding, miniature cymbidium orchid. Tables, in the party area
Mrs. Shores chose a full length The couple is at home at 2203 were decorated in the bride's
gown of candlelight yellow Monument Avenue in Port St. chosen colors of -blue and
interlock knit, featuring a high Joe. yellow, including flower ar-
fitted bodice with a cowl OUT OF TOWN GUESTS rangements. Hostesses for the
Neckline and flared short Out of town guests for the occasion were Mrs. James
sleevesA corsage of white Freeman-Shores wedding in- rWilson, MrsB. Ralph Jackrdson and
daisies complimented her en- eluded: Mrs. J.R. Shores,
semble. of Alford; Mrs. Grady Booth, Mrs. Otto Collingsworth.
The hostesses presented the
Mrs. Freeman chose for her of Wewahitchka; Mrs. Juanita bride with a silver lotus bowl
son's wedding, a full length Melvin and Zane Melvin, Mr. filled with an arrangement of
gown of mint green Qiana and Mrs. Kip Johnson, Mrs. daisies and greenery.
jersey accented with long Harry Mashburn, Mr. and Pare Shores was honored
white gloves. She also wore a Mrs. Barrett McGill, Miss Pam' S hores was honored
corsage of white daisies. Vicki Fitzgerald, Mr. Greg with a bridal luncheon on
The bride's parents enter- Whittington, Mr. Mitchell inugust Pa20thama ity. Hostesses for
stained with a reception in the Perry, Mrs. Bernice Harper.. the event were Mrs f"ladv

-a. 4'fl *. -.-fl
*flflflflflflflnnnnnfl.n. .e.. *~ *. fl~

I I /
VI / i 'F

SGym Shorts

Shorts .

Gym Shoes



Gym Shorts

Phone 229-6805

(Py St. o; yfJL1a 32456

Brown,: Mrs. Virginia Harri-
son, Mrs. Carol ish and Mrs.
The hostesses presented
Miss Shores with a selection of
her china pattern as a mo-
mento of the occasion.
A bridesmaids' luncheon
honoring Pam Shores and her
bridesmaids was held at the
Port St. Joe Garden Center on
August 26th. Tables were de-
corated with ivy leaves and

yellow daisies.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Mrs. H.L. Burge, Mrs.
Hulon Wright and Mrs. Floyd
.Grace. The hostesses pre-
sented the bride with a beauti-
ful silver and crystal basket
filled with an arrangement of
yellow and white daisies.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Free-
man, Jr. entertained mem-
bers of the Freeman-Shores
wedding party with a rehear-
sal dinner. The dinner was at
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
on the eve of the wedding.



The women of the St. James.
Episcopal Church held their
-monthly business meeting on'
September 12 at the Parrish,
House.' The president, Mrs.:
H.J, Brouillette, presided with:
eight members present. The-
devotional for the month was
given by Mrs. Charles Weber,
It was decided that as a,
project, for this year, .the
ladies will sponsor a garage
sale, proceeds will be used for
improvements needed for the
Parrish House. The garage
sale will be held on October
22nd from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
at the Parrish House.
The Diocese of the Central
Gulf Coast Women of the
Episcopal Church will meet on
October 11, 12,and 13th for the
fall conference at Blue Lake,
Andalusia, Ala. The theme of
the conference is to be "Life
Under Lordship". The confer-
ence leader this year will be
the Rev. Everett L. Fullam of
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Darien, Conn. Several' local
members .are planning to at-
tend and anyone interested
can obtain a registration
blank from Mrs.'H.J. Broull-
-lette. .l



Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ahtley
have announced the engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Janet
Kay to John Carl Register son
of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Regis-
ter of Geneva, Ala. and grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Register of Slocomb, Ala.
The bride-elect is a grad-
uate of Troy State University
with a degree in elementary
education and a member of

Beta Beta to Meet

Here Saturday

Beta Beta Chapter of the
Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, whose mem-
bership consists of key women
in education, will hold its first
meeting for the year 1977-'78
at Port St. Joe on Saturday
morning, Sept. 17.
An important feature of this
first meeting will be ''break-
ing bread" together at a
.brunch served at 10 o'clock at
the Garden Center on Eighth
Street. Members of the Gar-
den Club will serve the brunch
to fifty or more members
representing Blountstown,
Panama City, Port St. Joe and

Local Cousins

Enroll at Bryan
Two local college students
are among 551 enrolled at
Bryan College as the four-year
Christian liberal arts institu-
tion begins its 48th year.
Susan Quarles, a sopho-
more, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Quarles, 209
Ninth Street; and Jim Rob-
erts, a freshman, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. James B.
Roberts, Sr., 801 Garrison

AlphA Delta Pi Sorority. Her
fiance is currently attending
Troy State University working
toward a/degree in Finance.
He is a member of Delta Chi
The wedding vows will be
exchanged November 26 at
6:00 p.m.i in the White City
Baptist Church. No wedding
invitations will be sent locally
but all friends and relatives
are cordially invited to attend.

Gospel Sing Saturday

at Church of God Wewa

The College Park Church of
i God:in Wewahitchka will have

The St. Margaret's Gui* :a gospel sing on the; 17th of
will begin meeting again at 3 Sept. at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The
p.m., Sept. 19th at the home of Spintations from Panama City
Mrs. L.L. Copenhaver. All will be the feature singers.
women of St. James are Anyone who sings or loves, to
ite to attn. Te pr listen is welcome to attend.
invited to attend. The pro-
gram will be given by Mrs. 'Sept. 19th starts a revival
Paul Johnsen. with the-Rev. Jack McKinley

face value.

I I g

I .. _

I y I

S This coupon is good for a three-in-one
Sampler of Merle Norman products, Liquid
SCleanser, Shape 'ii Sheen Shampoo and new
Luxiva Protein Creme. Free, with any $6.50
I Merle Norman cosmetic purchase.

315 Williams Ave. Phone 227-7616
This offer is ood while supplies last.
-nn Onm aonsom musemn aonnun n

Multiplier Pencil Box

Fall Arrangements

Customized flower arrangements
to fit your decor.

Call Us to Wire Flowers Anywhere

w The Sugar Plum Tree

Florist Gift Shoppe
319 Reid Ave. Phone 229-6010

~r~*m~t,;;3~-3~,;~*KC~,~S~h.-.nfl..I *~~C~~C~C

Registration will begin at
9:30. After the 10 o'clock
brunch, members will join
their respective committees to
effect work plans for the yea'.
Jacque Price with Port St.
Joe members planned the
brunch. Lila Brouillette, pres-
ident of Beta Beta Chapter,
will preside.


John Clenney, Recrea-
tion Director for the city of
Port St. Joe, will be the
speaker at the eleven o'clock
service of the First Presby-
terian Church on Sunday,
Sept. 18. Everyone is invited to

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kretzer
announce the birth of a son,
Jason Roy who weighed 10 lbs.
and 11zoz. He was born
Monday Sept. 12 at 6:30,EDT
in the Gulf Coast Community
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Vic Burke of White City
and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kret-
zer of St. Petersburg.

who is the district Church of
'God okvrseer and presentt
pastor of St. Andrews Church
of God. These services will
begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT night-
Come and receive what God
has for you.

We doift



to burn.


Sylvester Featured As

Ambulance Volunteer

w- Starting with this edition of
the Star, the St. Joe Ambu-
lance Squad is going to feature
one of its members so that
those of you who may call
upon them will be a little
better acquainted with the

C.L. "Cat" Sylvester

This week C.L. "Cat" Sylv-
vester is featured. Cat is one
of the squads charter mem-
bers and he has proven to be
one of the most dependable
members. Over the past three
years Cat has probably dona-
ted more time than any other
member on the squad. Cat has
been utilized mainly as a
diiver but has shown his worth
when called upon to assist
with the care of the patient. In
January of this year, Cat
became an officer with the
responsibility of making sure
that the ambulances are ready
to serve the community needs
at all times.
Cat and his wife, Willie Bell
liver at 155 Ave. "E". He is a
member of the Zion Fair
Baptist Church and he is a
Deputy Guard Marshall of the
Beach Isle Lodge No. 468. Cat
retired with 39.years of ser-
vice with the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad. When not
on ambulance duty Cat is
usually found on a bream bed.

pa <^_-t-eMb^%l^<- ^W^- A-*** ^iWWWW


Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
STANLEY E. YOUNG, Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ...........:............. 9:45A.M.
Morning Worship Service ....:........ 11:00A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service ............. 7:30 P.M.
% Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ............. 7:00 P.M. i
"Come and Worship God with Us"

The Victory Fellowship Congregation
which meets in the

Presbyterian Mission Building
in Beacon Hill invites you to attend
Sunday morning and evening Worship services.
SUNDAY MORNING ................... 9:30 CDT
SUNDAY EVENING ..................... 5:00 CDT
Victory Fellowship is an interdenominational charis-
matic mission preaching, teaching, and singing the
gospel of Jesus Christ. Our pastor Earl Weech and the
congregation inyites everyonee to come.and worship
the Lord with us.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 1977 PAGE FIVE

Students Keep
Full-time students 18-22 who should contact social security,
get social security checks Robinson said. These are the
have several things to keep in young people between 18 and
mind this time of the year, 22 who became eligible for
according to Dave Robinson, social security student bene-
social security representative fits because an insured parent
for Gulf County. One of the started getting social security'
most important things to re- retirement or disability bene-
member is their school en- fits, or died during the sum-
rollment status, Robinson mer. Their benefits can start
said. Most of these young men with the month they begin
and women have been getting attending a school, college, or
checks during the summer university on a full-time basis,
vacation period because they if they are unmarried and
planned to continue their edu- under 22.

cation this fall. They should
report to social security if
their plans have changed and
they did not return to full-time
attendance, so they can avoid
b ino n-An.id-





There are other items stu-
dents getting benefit checks
should report, Robinson
The first annlies to those

S.S. Fully
or they expect to go over it
before the end of the year,
they should report this imme-
diately to social security. This
way they can avoid or mini-
mize any possible overpay-
ment, which would have to be
paid back.
The final reminder item
concerns marital status. Stu-
dents can generally get social

Ladies Turn

Out for

'Golf Meet

enllg Uover pai. pp -u- ***u u Lv Lm
students who have been work- Thirty two members of the
On the other side of the coin, ing for someone or for them- Ladies Golf Association of the
Robinson continued, those stu- selves and earning money. St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
lents who told social security They should check their total were present for the first
astspring they did not plan to earnings for the year to make meeting of the year on Thurs-
eturn to school this fall, but sure they have not yet, norwill day, Sept. 1.
hho have returned to school or soon, go over the annual Themeeting was opened
college they can have their earnings test exempt amount. with the new President Janet
hecks restarted. This is $3,000 for 1977. If their King, introducing her new
There is a third group that earnings are over this amount officers. Minutes were read by
Patty Miller in the absence of
Ulmmllmmam il i lllm secretary Frances Brown.
SYearbooks, including the
names and telephone numbers
of all members, a listing of
S i' ]Jofficers, a schedule of events
I through May and a reminder
-- S| those present by Hazel Bar-
I ton, the editor.
s l | The treasurer's report was
e i given by newly elected trea-
surer, Meta Buzzett. The golf
immmmii mmm m- i I ball door prize was won by
Patty Miller. It was voted that
The Ladies' Thursday Nite 436 high series for Team Five. a $12.00 dues was to be paid by
league met at St. Joe Bowl- For the Playgirls, Susan Bige- a member by January 1
ng Lanes on September 8, for low had a 125 high game and This will finance the various
he first night of the season. Mary Murphy had a 342 high Tsi nance the vafor t
On lanes one and two, Ralph series. .astuities and projects for the
nd Henry's won 2 games On lanes seven and eight, twelve months period.
rom Highland View Motors. Team Seven won four games The meeting was closed by a
)ereama Kent bowled a 153 from Team Eight. Eva Hogue musical skit presented by the
igh game and Ruby White led Team SEven with a 152 new officers.
ad a 384 high series for Ralph high game and 389 high series. Guests were Mrs. Virginia
nd Henry's. Lynn Lyles bowl-' Diane Whitfield was top bowl- Campbell and Master Wes
d a 152 high game for High- er for Team Eight with a 181 Heaton, the guest of Mrs. Bill
and View Motors and Sandra high game and 441 high series. Altstaetter.

Rock had a 381 high series.

On lanes three and four,
Williams Alley Kats won four
games from Surefoots. Bertha
Clayton" had a 199 high game.
and a 541 high series for the
Kats. Hanna Justice had a 139'
high game afid 398 high series
for the Surefoots.
Team Five won four games
from the Playgirls on lanes
five and six. Ida Lindsey
bowled a 176 high game and

peDee#sese eees9e ss#ee#eseeeeseeEsesseene* *f Me****#D sseeDeD.e.#EEDe#

We Don't Say We Have the Best

OYSTERS n the World..

We'll Let You Do That.

To Reserve Your BushelC


Indian Pass

Seafood Co.



The Wednesday Nite Ladies
League began the new bowling
season on Sept. 7.
St. Joe Furniture took four
games from Renfro Auto
Parts on lanes one and two.
Brenda Mathis led St. Joe
Furn. with a 155 game and a
419 series. ,Kathy Howell
bowleda '126 game and Evone
Clayton had a 359 series for
On lanes three and four,
Florida National Bank took
three games from Bowen's
Cow Girls. Alice J. Martin had
a 179 game and a 459 series for
Fla. Bank. Pat Hutchinson led
the Cow Girls with a 166 game
and a 424 series.
On lanes five and six, Pepsi
Cola took four games from
Apalach Selects. Kay Katy-
nsky had a 131 game and Betty
Fain had a 367 series for Pepsi
Cola. Diane Rogers led Apa-
lach Selects with a 134 game
and a 365 series.
On lanes seven and eight,
Container Division and Mur-
phy's split two games each.
Margie Martin and Betty Har-
din each bowled a 133 game
and Betty a 364 series for
Container Div. Janet Murphy
had a 171 game and a 401
series for Murphy's.
Team W L
St. Joe Furniture 4 0
Pepsi Cola 4 0
Florida Bank 3 1
Container Div. 2 2
Murphy's 2 2
Cow Girls 1 3I
Renfro 0 4
Apalach Selects 0 4

Modern Living Room Group

Button tufted back and seat. Rolled padded arms
8 arms. Casters.
88" Sofa, 60" Loveseat, Chair, Recliner,


s- 1


*" %
^ i$


with belts over


414 Reid Ave. 5Pc.Group- 9995
Lh. uf ,,, In 100% Herculon

, .e g.?.:.s..... e.-* . .11 . ..*. . .

security checks only if they
are unmarried. Any student
getting checks who has mar-
ried, should report this to
social security immediately.'
Students wishing to make
any of these reports, or any-
one wishing information about
social security can contact the
Panama City social security
office at 30 West Government
St. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday and the phone number
is 769-4871.

c' Don't Let
This Happen
To You!

See Us First....
Radiators Are Our
Only Business!!
Complete Radiator
on the car d 9'

off the car$ 1850
Radiators Cleaned 8 Repaired
For $16.50 '
We repair auto air
conditioning condensers.
All Work Guaranteed
90 Days,.


525 N. Cove Blvd.
(Acroos From Bay Memorial Hosp)

I wish to take this oppor-
tunity to thank all the wonder-
ful people of Port St. Joe who
were so thoughtful of me
during my illness and stay in
Municipal Hospital. Thank
you for the prayers, cards,
flowers and visits.

The eyes of an owl cannot
move in their sockets so thi
bird must turn its head
from side to side to see.




Motel St. Joe


OPEN 6 AM-2 PM, 6 PM-9PM
S COUPON .s.:.w*.


: (with this coupon)
Z 99C or $129 i

1 Egg, 2 Eggs,
S1 Bacon 2 Bacon
Both served with grits, two
: biscuits and one coffee.
(This Coupon Good thru Sept. 21, 1977)
: COUPON ,lggy. :
OPEN 6 AM-2 PM, 6 PM-9 PM
sssafswj~-masse^s&sisessesesseseM~~ssesco VsWssst-

I" W --

Daily Special

(Lunch or Supper)


are inanced

at Florida National.

W W.....d i

All kinds of ca are financed at Florida National. Big cars,
little cars. Practical cars, posh cars. Even cars that are vans,
campers or trucks. With all kinds of low-rate plans, to fit your
budget like your car fits your life.
If the time has come in your life for a new-car, come to
us. When it. comes to cars, we mean money.
Florida National means cars.

Florida First National Bank

ar 01 id B 904-227-2551

Copyright 1977 Florida National Bans o Florida Member FD
Gopyrnght 1977. Forlda National Banks of Forida Member FDIC

~:: ......



PAGE RIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. SEPT. 15, 1977 Kick-off This Afternoon for Jr.

.. =Varsity and Jr. High Football Season
;-;, The Jr. Varsity and 7th & 8th Tankersley, Jim Costin, Ash- Seventh graders are: Erink
2 ~.grade football squads will ley Abrams, Kip Altstaetter, Tomlinson, Billy Dunnigan,
kickoff in their season opener George Roberts, Tim Stutz- Marty Neel, W. Paul Gilbert,
this afternoon here against man, Patrick May, Billy Dee- Charles Thursby, Scott Bur-
Wakulla. The 7th & 8th grade- son, Billy Johnson, Randy kett, Tracy Parker, John Mil-
Steam will take the field first at Raffield, Eddie Martin, Andy ler, Michael Walding, Patrick
..-- .. 5:00 as they meet Wakulla's Wilkinson, Billy Merchant, Howard and Warren Amer-
junior high team. Alan Sisk, Tommy King, Troy son.
'A Young men playing on the Taylor, Eddie Lane, Ernie Go out and support these
S" junior varsity team are: Steve Bryan, Harold Mathis, Melvin two young teams this after-
S IW w Mork, Tim Pope, Tommy Riley, Calvin Freeman, and noon; the players would ap-
-: 2r Thomas, Darron Garland, Ken Brown. preciate your attendance.
Willie Riley, Rozell Jenkins,
J. .Ricky Larry, Eugene Raffield, First United
Gene Floore, Chuck Stephens,
SGreg Farmer, Jhn Pittman, M e h ist h rc
Rowland Givens, David Bray, Methodist Church
Clyde Pace, Todd Wilder, Constitution and Monument
S. Donnie McArdle, Larry Mc- Port St. Joe, Fla.
C lamma, Ronald Minger, JOHNIE W. McCURDY, Minister
.-' Joseph Bowens, Daryl Brown,
'v ,,. Larry Rich, Marvin Sewell, CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
Jeff Wood, Jeff Shearer and PREACHINGSERVICE...... 11A.M.&7:00P.M.
: ". Michael Harris. METHODI&TYOUTH FELLOWSHIP... 5:30P.M.
S. ... Junior high team members ..HOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
are: eighth graders Jake

-. ,..
.-. *

-Star photos

at amazing low cost E *Wtoi U&
Size Blackwall F.E.T. Size Blackwall F.E.T. L E
878-13 $22.00 $1.82 G78'14 $29.00 $2.53
C78-14 23.00 2.01 H78-14 31.00 2.73 than our reg.June prices persetof 4
D78-14 24.00 2.09 G78-15 30.00 2.59 Ra*i_l u ll-I ChamuoI,
E78-14 26.00 2.23 H78-15 32.00 2.79 iadial Deluxe Champion
F78-14 28.00 2.37 L78,15 34.00 3.09 W HITEW ALLS
All prices plus tax and o d tire. W HITEI IW ALLS
Whitewall add $2 to $3 depending on size.
as low as .
Long mileage 1977 new-car tires 3 6W
as low as... EACH
Size BR78-13.
Plus $2.00 F.E.T.
and old tire.
Regular June $40 each.

OiRej A78-13 IReg.Junei Rag. NOW F.E.T.
0 C e Plus $1.73 F.E.T. Size (each) (each) (each
SSUP-* and old tire. ER78-14 $48.00 $4 .00 $2.41
Blackwall $1 less. FR7814 50.00 43.00 2.54
GR78714 55.00 47.00 2.69
Sizes HR78-14 60.00 50.00 2.88
Sizes Sizes H78-1 ,15; GR78-15 57.00 47.00 2.79
B78-14,C78-14, F78-14.15; J78-14,15; HR78-15 61.00 51.00 2.96
E78-14 G78-14,15 L78-15 JR78-15 65.00 54.00 3.13
LR78-15 68.00 55.00 3.28
$ 3 8OO $ $4 -360 All prices plus tax and old tire.
Plus $1.88 to Plus $2.42 to Plus $2.80 to
$2.26 F.E.T. $2.65 F.E.T.. $3.12 F.E.T. Cl *lrlTIIlf
and old tire. nd old nd old tire. r- #vlU l I I
Blackwalls $2 less. oflFrestone tire purchase

PICKUPl VAN 2-gallon
S DU TIR~E 'Plastic
VW Qrestone iLINERS '
TRANSPORT o022-7Only

Blackwall, 6-ply rating. LiSt one
All prices plus $2.41 to $3.44 52 0, at this
F.E.T. and exchange tire. Afor low price.
TUSiBE PricE TUB Size Price S Limit one box of 52 $2.98 each.
65016 $30.55 7.00-14 $34.83 Additional *8-inch flexible
size fits

7.00-15 34.72 6.7015 3547 3.98per box. reversible pout
7.00-16 35.91 7.00-15 39.82 t
7 50-16 39.82 6

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

CHARGE 'EIVI! account
We alo hang tr BankAmericard MasterCharge Diners Club
SAmerican Express Carte Blanche


Phone 229-1291 214 Monument Ave.
Phone 229-1291 214 Monument Ave. ,

7th & 8th Grade Team

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, SEPT. 1s. 1977

nTime to Get Started On That Fall Garden

The sweet smell of the late
August air tells most garden-
ers it is time to begin a
vegetable garden say Florida
Nurserymen and Growers As-
sociation (FNGA).
Unfortunately gardening de-
notes a large area. Many folks
grow more than enough vege-
tables in some form of con-
tainer to feed a family of two.-
With very little imagination
and just a little effort, vege-
tables can be grown under
many conditions.
The first important factor to
consider in vegetable garden-

ing is the soil. If the garden is
to be done in natural soil some
precautions should be taken.
The soil should have a pH test.
This test merely indicates the
acidity or alkalinity of the
existing soil. Most vegetables
grow best at a pH of 6.0 or 6.5.
The pH can be adjusted up or
down. When the soil is too
acid, some form of lime is
added. It takes approximately
65 poulds of dolomite per one
thousand square feet to adjust
the range of pH. Lime does not
move naturally and vertically
in the soil. It is therefore
necessary to till it into the soil

thoroughly. This should.be
done well in advance of plant-
ing dates. Should the soil be
too sweet, the addition of
sulfur or organic compost or
peat can be tilled into the soil.
Use about seven and a half
pounds of sulfur to lower the
pH one half unit. By all means
add the sulfur, if necessary,
well in advance of planting.

Gardening in containers is
another approach. When pots
or cans are used, commercial-
ly prepared soil mixes are
advantageous as they are
sterile. They contain a small

amount of fertilizer to get the
plants started.. In small con-
tainers the price is not prohi-
bitive, say Florida Nursery-
men and Growers Asso.
(FNGA). Consult with your
nurseryman or garden supply
store for the best one to use.
Some are designed for specific
growing and some are for
general growing.

Garden soil that has been
'used for many years may be
contaminated with weeds, in-
sects, diseases and nema-
todes. Should this condition
exist, sterilization will be ne-

cessary for good growth.
About the only material avail-
able for the home owners use
in sterilization is Vapam. This
is a liquid that is mixed with
water and applied to the soil.
After the material is applied,
water with about one inch
more water. Then cover the
area with a plastic cover to
retain as much as possible of
the sterilant. After two or
three days remove the cover
and let the soil aerate. Plant-
ing can be dohe fifteen to
twenty days after steriliza-
tion. Check the label of the
bottle for accurate directions.

Use the exact amount speci-
fied--no more, no less.
Vegetables require full sun
for best growth. The rows
should be placed north and
south for most sun consump-
tion. There is some debate
about this and maybe horticul-
turists will ultimately come to
some concrete conclusion.
Plant tall vegetables where
they will not shade the lower
growing ones. When using
containers they should receive
at least six hours of full sun for
maximum growth.
Vegetable gardening is fun!
It can also be profitable. Try

growing some vegetables one
way or other this year.

Words cannot express the
sincere appreciation I have
for friends and neighbors for
their kind words of condo-
lences, the lovely cards,
flowers and prayers offered on
behalf of my family at the
time of the death of my father,
H. I. Wooden, Sr. Thanks
again for your kind expres-
sions of sympathy.

YARD SALE: 556 Parker
Ave.; Highland View. Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday.
Clothes, trampoline, and mis-
cellaneous items.

12' x 65' mobile home, 3 BR,
bath, front kitchen, carpet,
central air and elect. heat, gas
heat & stove, unfurnished.
$100 and take up pmts.. tfc 9-15

YARD SALE:Furniture,
couches, dishes and other odds
and ends. Thursday, 15th and
Friday, 16th, 8 until. If rain
inside. 524% 4th St., Port St.
Joe.. ltp9-15

Trailer frame and two good
tires, $20; white chest of draw-
ers, $30; living room suite, like
new, $150; rosewood grand
piano, $1,400; dinette table,
$10; round swim floats, $10
ea.; curio cabinet with knick
knacks, some collector items,
$250 or best offer; '60 Cadillac,
excellent cond., best offer. 648-
5332. 101 Sea Street. tfc 9-15

1972 500cc Kawasaki Fair-
ing, new battery. Call 229-6157
after 5:00p.m. tf 9-15

18' boat motor, Toyota
wagon, Datsun truck with
rack and camper top. Call 229-
6084. tp9-15

YARD SALE:2 families,
Saturday, 9-6, colored TV,
clothes, etc. Coast Guard Sta-

No. 1 Drive-In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday Saturday
16 and 17
Big Show!
Movie starts at dark.

I Rem. 742, cal. 30-06,
1 Rem. 742, cal. 30-06 Bi-
Centennial model .. $185.50
1 Ruger Super Black-
hawk .44 mag ..... $165.00
2 S&W Mdl66's, 357 mag.,
1 H&R Single Barrel, 20
ga. Mag........... $50.00
PLUS 10 Pet.
Wayne S. Biggs-
4 White City-229-4306
3tp 9-15

One 1960 35 h.p. Johnson
motor, 13%' cypress boat, 425'
x 9' mon. gill net, $i00 each or
$250 for all. Also 18' shrimp net
ready to shrimp, $100. Phone
229-6084. ltp9-15

10' x 50' mobile home or
office with power pole, storage
room and add-a-room. Choose
any like new appliances, furni-
ture and accessories. Moved
to your lot, all for only $1,750.
648-3035. 2tc 9-8

Reduce safe & fast with Go-
Bese Tablets & E-Vap "water
pills". Campbell's Drug.
.197215' Glass Tron boat with
80 h.p. Mercury and trailer,
$1,200.00. Call 229-6642.
2tc 9-8

Browning 3" Magnum 12 ga.
shotgun, like new. $250.00.
Phone 229-6071. 4tp 9-8

Exterior masonite X90
building board and masonite
colorlock sheeting, half-price
quantity sufficient to cover in
either group. 648-3035. 2tc 9-8

Armstrong "C" flute, case
and instrument like new, $75;
Conn Cornet, excellent condi-
tion $45. Herman Dean, 419
18th St., 229-4681. tfc 9-8

Washing machine, used 4 or
5 times; new dryer. Call 648-
5311. tfc 9-8

Shotgun and rifle blueing.
Last call before season.

All new long guns, dealer
cost plus 10 percent. Lay-
aways accepted.

In stock-new Remington
870 and 1100 12-gauge bar-

Scopes, slings and swi-
vels. Nice selection of used
Red's Gun Shop
Corner Atlantic & Alabama
St. Joe Beach
3tp 9-8

22' sailboat with trailer,
main sail, jib, genoa, racing
rigged, contains head and run-
ning lights, sleeps 5. Excel-
lent condition, $5,000. Call 229-
5971 or 229-5873. tfc 9-1

1975 Yamaha 175 cc, extras,
$500; 14' Jon boat, 9.5 Evin-
rude, all equip. $225; coral
bookshelf spkrs., $30. 229-8113.
tfc 9-1
Control hunger and lose
weight with New Shape Diet
Plan and Hydrex Water Pills
at amr iell's nnDr

4tp 9-1

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto. tfc 3-4

74 model Queen Craft boat
with 20 h.p. Mercury motor,
elec. start, Mini Kota 555 foot
control elec. motor, swivel
seats, galv. trailer, used very
little. Call after 5:00 229-5296.
tfc 8-4

19' boat and trailer, 85 h.p.
motor, works good. Excellent
for offshore fishing. If inter-
ested, call 229-6506.

Bob White quail, live or
dressed. Phone 227-3786.
tfc 8-25

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

For Your
Wanda Brown
tfc 4-28

Wide-bed, tilt utility trailer
with manual wench. 229-6971.
tfc 8-11

New and used lawnmowers
for sale. Lawn mowers, tillers
and garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV.
229-6001. tfc 4-28


Call Betty Gi

Custom-made wo
plaques, for mail I
gates, door posts,
my Motors & Gard
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 2


'HOME Perfect family home-with
TS pool! 4 BR with 2 full baths.
Ibert Kitchen (with built-ins),
curved-bar, den combination,
tfc7-15 formal living and dining
rooms. Chain link fenced back
)oden name yard. Double corner lot. Cen-
toxes, front tral h-a. By owner. $41,500.
etc. Econo- Port St. Joe. 229-6303. tfc7-14

ten Center,

Just arrived: New shipment
plants, including variety of
cacti, ivy, begonias, prayer
plants, ferns, plants suitable
for hanging baskets and many
others. Economy Motors &
Garden Center, 301 Hwy. 98,
Highland View. Call 229-6001.
tfc 5-5

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid

Ave., phone 227-5271.

1800 sq. ft. duplex
ment, Columbus St.,
Beach. Good invest
portunity, presently
Call 229-3107 after 5 I

3 bedroom house,
bath and front porch.
Beach on Fortner, 3r
on right off of 6th S
Darsey, Rt. 3, Cal
31728. Phone 912-872-3

3 BR, 1 bath, living room,
separate dining room, den,
large kitchen with eating area,
large lot. 619 Garrison Ave-
nue, phone 227-8751. tfc 5-12

Mini-ranch farm. Approx. 5
acres. 2/2 mile from Gulf.
Double-wide trailer-3 BR, 2
full baths-terrific floor plans.
Stall, horse and tack. Canal on
3 sides. Partially cleared and
fenced. Well, septic tank,
water and electricity in-
cluded. $30,000. Mexico Beach.
229-6303. tfc 7-14

3 BR house, brick veneer,
tfc 3-10 central heat and air, dish-
washer. Good location. Call
229-6798 after 5 p.m.
tfc 8-18

3 BR house at 2005 Long
Sapart- #Ave. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m.
St. Joe tfc 7-28
nent op-
rented. 3 BR, 2 story, 3 baths, 3,000
.. sq. ft. living space on the
tfc 9-15 bayou. 1902 Monument Ave.
Call 227-7221 before six, after
wh six and on weekends, call 229-
wth 6474. tfc 7-7

M lexico
rd house
it. J. K.
ro, Ga.
2tp 9-151

Three bedroom masonry
house at 105 Bellamy Circle.
Call 229-2666 after 5:00 p.m.

3 BR, 2 bath, LR, DR, break-
fast room, large family room,
walk-in pantry, washer, dryer,
refrigerator, stove, dishwash-
er, central h-a, w-w carpet,
garage, on 2 lots. Chain link
fence in back. 815 Woodward
Ave. Call 229-8145. tfc 5-5

1974 mobile home, two lots
of land, 3rd St., Highland
View. $8,000. 227-3016. 3tp 9-8

Cottage and two lots, 211 2nd
Ave., Highland View, corner
lot, 648-5332. tfc 9-8

Three bedroom, two
home in Port St. Joe. C
ient to both schools. C
air and heat, 2,500 ft. of
area. Call 639-2781 or 63

4 bedroom house on
lots at 224 5th St., Hil
View. Phone 229-6928.

3 year old, two bedroom
home. Newly redecorated. At
the Beach. Owner financing
$19,750.00. Phone 648-5494.

75' x 115' zoned lot at Mexico
Beach. Phone 229-2763. tfc 8-25

Transferred. must sell-3
BR. 2 haths, carpet with a-c
and other extras. See at 106
Bellamy Circle. For informa-
tion call 904-579-4964. No col-
lect calls, please. tfc 8-25

3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Pain Blvd. For information
call 227-2181. tfc 11-4

D bath

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

Nice two bedroom beach
cottage for tent, large porch.
Call 648-5315. tfc 9-15

3 BR house, furnished, 1
bath. For Rent at Beacon Hill.
229-6961. tfc 9-8

Small furnished beach cot-
tage for rent. 648-5144. tfc 9-1

Furnished exceptionally
nice 2 BR house, queen size
furniture, carpet, automatic
heat, air cond., screen porch,
closed garage, large fenced
yard. 229-6777 after 6 p.m.
tfc 8-4

9f-5 861 For Rent Year-Round-2 BR
S8-11furnished cottage on Canal St.
three at St. Joe Beach. 1 block from
ghland beach. House looks small from
outside, large inside. Can be
4p91 seen Saturday, Sept. 17 and
Sunday till noon. Call 385-7812
after 6 p.m. tfc 8-11

Apartment for rent at St.
Joe Beach. Call 229-3107 after
5 p.m. tfc 9-15

Furnished apartments for
rent at Mexico Beach. Phone
229-6961. tfc 9-8

Furnished apartments at
510 8th St. Call 229-6895 before
5:30 p.m., after call 229-6827.
tfc 8-25

One bedroom and private
bath for temporary living. 528,
corner of 6th St. and Wood-
ward Ave. Itp9-15

5-room masonry house on
7th St., unfurnished except for
stove, heater and two air con-
ditioners. Closed in carport
can be used for den or third
bedroom. Call 229-6945. tfc 9-15

House for rent at 617 Marvin
Ave. Call 639-2605 till 3:30,
after 3:30, call 639-5747. Avail-
able immediately. tfc 9-15
Attention: Vitro TDY men
and Oak Grove construction
men. We now have two camp-
ers and one apartment for
rent. These units completely
furnished including linens, all
three air conditioned. Come
see at Ski Breeze Camp Sites.
9 miles southeast of Port St.
Joe onHw C-30. tfc 8-4

One or two bedroom trailers
for rent on Canal St., St. Joe
Beach. 648-5650. tfc 5-12

For Rent: Hospital beds,
electric or manual control.
Call 227-7471. tfc 6-30

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

Mobile nome sites at Ristic
Sands Campground. Mexico
Beach, $30.00 month. Laundry
and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yard mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home par
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park, 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
Call 229-6105. tfc 5-6

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

1967 customized Chevy van,
brnad new motor, 283 cu. in.,
customized interior. Call 229-
4333. ltp 9-15

1972 Pinto, new tires,
brakes, shocks, water pump,
good battery. Needs a valve
job. $450 or best offer. Call
229-6580. ltp9-15

'59 Chevrolet station wagon.
Make an offer. S. J. Taylor.
Phone 229-4836. ltp 9-15
1976 Chevy "Bonanza" van,
at, ac, ps, pb, am-fm radio,
tape deck, carpet. Call 227-
8241 between 8 am and 5 pm,
after 5 pm, call 229-6129.
tfc 7-14

1973 T-Bird, full power and
loaded with options. $2,950.00.
For more information call
either 229-4877 or 648-5260.
tfc 7-28


Beautiful red '66 Chevy, 2
dr., a.t., r&h, p.s., good shape.
229-6563, $350. tfc 9-8

1973 Toyota Corolla 1200, 35
mpg. Phone 229-6971.

Wanted to buy: Toy
or will trade Pekingn
one, or sell Pekingner

$1.25 per we
rents you
this space

SAttentiftMobile Home
Owners! '
Have you inspected your
roof lately? Are there any
signs of corrosion? Are the
seam coatings. dried and
cracked? Is the finish dull,
thus lacking the ability to
reflect the sun's heat?
can reduce your cooling cost
and protect your home from
water damage. For a free in-
spection and estimate, call
229-8372. 4tp 8-25

Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
tfc 7-1

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-4917
for information.
24 bur
Offering: o
52tp 7-14 sanvice

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe
Iorv lk s t.'ll n tomp,
Phone 229-7232-
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office

Help for dental office. Call
for appointment for inter-
view, 227-3611. trc 9-15


Star Want Ads
Bring You

Extra Cash I

tfc 8-11' R.A.M.-Regular convoca-
tion of 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.
Poodle E. William McFarland, Sec.
ese for
se. 229- There will be a regular com-
ltp9-8 munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
Lek every first and third Thursday
'at 8:00 p.m.
F. E. Brogdon, Sec.

Psychological Services for
anyone with problems in day-
to-day living. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Port St. Joe.
227-2691. (24 hr.) tfc 4-28

Zenith Sales see K&D TV and
Sound at 301 Reid Avenue. Call
227-2071. tfc 7-28

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

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

1306 Woodward Ave.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 5-8 p.m.
Saturday 11a.m. -7 p.m.
tfc 7-14

GE Dealer
New & Used Appliances
For Services or Parts
Call 229-6394
tfc 4-28

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 4-28

Going Fishing?
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 5-9

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

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

Roof Trouble?
Call O'Donnell Roofing Co.
We do shingles & built-up. 30
yrs. experience. Licensed
and bonded. Also remodel-
ing and repair.
Phone 763-5234
25tc 5-5

Kitchen Cabinets-
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
tfc 9-1

Furniture Stripping &
Reliable and Reasonable
Call 648-5152
Behind Mexico Beach
Shopping Center
tfc 6-2

thinkk it wta something I ote."


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


aL ,ktlllpmll b m ug.



*Depend on him for prompt attention
t all your drug and prescription
eeds WHENever you call!

Ph. 227-3371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive-in Window
Plenty of Free Parking

Youth Flag

Football Sets



Test Dates

The guidance department of
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School met with the junior
class Sept. 8. The pur-
pose of this meeting was to
inform the juniors as to where
and when the PSAT, ACT, and
SAT tests will be given. The
tests are recommended to be
taken by those high school
students who plan to enter
college after graduation.
The PSAT test will be
Offered on October 18 at the
Port St. Joe High School. The
Cost of this test is $2.75 and the
deadline for registration is
October 7.
The ACT test will be offered
on April 1 at the Port St. Joe
High School. The cost of this
test is $7.50 and the deadline to
register for the'exam is Sept.
The SAT test will le offered
at Bay High School on June 3.
The cost of this test is $7.25
and the registration deadline
is April 28.

Smiley GetS

There will be a meeting for
all youth flag football coaches
this Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10
a.m. at the City Softball Field.
This meeting will be for the
purpose of reviewing rules,
answering questions, making
suggestions, etc.
It is very important that
those who are going to coach
this year be at this meeting.
Call John Clenney at the
Recreation office if you have
any questions, 229-6119.

In the language of flowers,
the white chrysanthe-
mum stands for."truth."

- --S--
Unit Award
Airman First Class Smiley
L. Shackleford, grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Julius N. Shac-
kleford of 240 Avenue D, Port
St. Je, is now wearing a dis-
tinctive service ribbon as a
member of an organization
which recently received the U.
S. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Airman Shackleford is an
administrative specialist at
Little Rock AFB, Ark., with
the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing
that earned the award for
meritorious service from
January 1, 1975 to June 30,
The airman is a 1975 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High

Sharks Edged 6-0 by Wewa Gators;

Tim Pippin, the Wewahit
ka Gators scrambling qu
terback, edged over from
yard out Friday night to g
the Gators the six points th
needed to defeat the Port
Joe Sharks in the seas
opener for both teams. 1
score came in the wan
seconds of the first period a
stood for the rest of the ga
as the only points score
during the long evening
both teams.
St. Joe's sophomore qu
terback, Rick Taylor fumb
on the Shark 22 yard line w
Gator Clyde Gray recover
the loose ball. This mis-cue
up the Gator score.
Neither team manage
much of an offense all ni|
long, but the Gators manage
to put enough together af
the fumble recovery to ha
the Sharks their second deft
in the long series with
The Sharks mounted th
only serious drive in the fi
half early in the second p
iod. Starting from their own
yard line, the Sharks dr
was sparked by a 26 yard g.
by Tim Beard and mov
mostly on the short gainers
Keith Neel to the Gator
before a bad pitch-out stop
the drive. Beard hurt his an]
on his long run and wasn't al
to gel back in the game aga
As the second half opened,
looked as if the Sharks we
finally going to get down
business, after a lack-lust
first half. The alert Shar
covered their own kick-off
the half opened, on the Gat
26 yard line. In three pla)
Keith Neel had punched t
ball to the 10, with the tea
moving. Neel and Taylor th

Second Defeat In Long Series
tch- worked the ball to the Gator
iar- one in the next three plays,
one where the Gators held on a
ive fourth and one situation.
hey This was the Sharks deepest
St. penetration and best oppor-
son tunity to score during the
rhe evening.
ing The Sharks had one other
nd golden opportunity early in
me the last period when Neel
red fielded a Gator punt on the ,.
for Wewa 45 and carried the ball
back to the 32. Tailor had
ar- Duane McFarland wide open
led on the four yard line on a pass, ,J
vith but the toss was incomplete.
Wewa's Clyde Gray led all
ing the runners in yards gained
set for the night, picking up 95 of
Wewa's 163 yards.
;ed On defense, Port St. Joe's *
ght Vic Gilbert led the way with
;ed seven tackles and one assist.
ter greg Ingram had six tackles
nd and four assists and Barry
eat Nobles had four tackles and
the three assists.
ir PSJ Wewa
ir First Downs 8 8
rst Yards Rushing 135 163
er- Passes 2-7-14 2-5-8
ive Yards Penalized 34 55
in Punts 4-31 6-28
ain Fumbles Lost 1 2
by Friday night, the Sharks
17 will travel to Tallahassee to
kle meet Florida High at 8:00p.m.


- Star Photos -

. The Star photographer, Wil-
lie Ramsey, caught these ac-
tion shots at Friday night's
football game.
in the photo at top right,
Keith Neel was knocked high
in the air by Wewa's Allen
Nelson (33) and an unidenti-
fied player.
In the middle photo, Rick
Taylor, center, came just that
close to a score, but was
stopped by Phillip Hall (55)
and Mark Mathes, (53). The
line is the goal line.
In the bottom photo, Shark
Allen Sampson gets away with
interference against Gator
Lewis Wright attempting to
catch the ball.


NAPA has been providing top quality
vehicle parts for over 50 years. Besides
long experience and a reputation for
quality, NAPA offers you something
more-the expertise of its count- nn
er people.
People behind NAPA counters, un- n
like those at mass merchandisers and
discount stores, are trained to give you
friendly and courteous advice on every-
thing from simple adjustments to major
So, if you seek advice as well as top- n
quality parts, visit your local NAPA H
store. The person behind the NAPA
counter knows.

St. Joe Auto Parts, Inc.
N Phone 227-2141 201 Long Ave.

we help keep America moving


THURSD~AY, EPT. 15, 1977

Prices Good September 15-20, 1977
Port St. Joe, Florida

Quantity Rights Reserved!



32 Oz.

' '. 4
Our Own
Pan Sausage

With $6.50 Meat Order
Georgia Premium




Lb. 38c

ED g
ICS Lb.69



Heavy Choice Quality

Heavy Choice Quality



Hickory Ranch
Sliced BACON b. 88C


Lb. 44

Catch Weight
All Meat
Heavy Choice Quality
Armour Star
Beef & Reg. 12 Oz.

Choice Quality Heavy


Lb. $169

a Heavy Choice Quality 4 g

Round Steak





32 Oz.



Limit 1 with $10.00
or More Order

84 Oz.




Tea Bags

of 100


10 Lbs.




k 2/4 "

16 Oz.
Hot Shot Improved

Bug Killer


20 Oz.


Is. 39






8 'h 99



6z. 2/59'
Cans L


13 Oz.

2 Ct.
Pk is.

3/ 100




s 69'

Meadow Gold

12 Oz.



RAZOR (REG. 4.95) Each
CATRIDGE(REG. 1.70) 5 Ct.

SCOPE 120z. $10

(REG. $1.00 VALUE)

5 Oz.



1 with








ft -. Afta


The Board of County Com-
missioners met on August 9 in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Everett Owens, Jr., Chair-
man, Otis Davis, Jr., William
R. Branch, and Leo Kennedy.
'Others present were: George
Y. Core, Clerk, Jerry Gates,
Finance Officer, William J.
SRish, Attorney, Tommy Pitts,
Mosquito Control Supervisor,
and Lloyd Whitfield, Road
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Wesley
Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, followed by the
pledge to the. flag.
The minutes of July 12, 14,
25 and 26, 1977 were read,
approved, and adopted.
Mr. Bill Lee, District En-
gineer, Department of Trans-
;portation, appeared before the
Board and discussed the new
Slaw passed by the 1977 Legis-
Slature concerning the 80 per
cent surplus gasoline tax
Being remitted to the counties,
Effective July 1, 1980. He said
I -these funds have always been
:used by his Department for
Road construction and main-
: tenance in the county but only
-by county authorization. He
i then presented a list of pro-
jects heretofore authorized by
this Board which have been
':-encumbered and explained
that if the County desires the
Department to continue work-
i ng on these projects until they
Share completed and if the
S:County has other projects that
Sit desires the Department to
-.: construct,-that a special reso-
l--:lution must be adopted listing
a ll new projects and those now
'encumbered. A financial re-
port shows that $549,000.00 will
:.-be available for fiscal year
1977-78, but that $481,000.00 is
.:encumbered on the nine pro-
a jects already authorized,
Which leaves $68,000.00 for
new projects. The Board was
-then told that all-projects to be
paid for by these funds, after
the county assumes the admi-
nistration, must be prepared
by a registered engineer who
certifies the plans and project
: complies with standards set
by the Department of Trans-
portation. Mr. Lee said his
-Department is required to
terminate 750 employees when
the counties assume the re-
sponsibility of the 80 percent
gasoline tax.
Whereupon, Comm. Branch
introduced resolution 77-16,
seconded by Commissioner
Davis, and upon vote was
unanimously adopted. This
resolution states the counties
request to the department to
complete work on the project
stages presently under way
and to undertake the projects
from previous resolutions and
pay the cost from the proceeds
of the second gas tax remitted
'to the department for use in
the county.
This resolution is on file in
the Clerk's office.
The Attorney informed Mr.
Lee of the dangerous intersec-
tion at US 98 and SR 382
caused by the numerous pulp-
wood trucks using this inter-
section. He said that an addi-
tional traffic lane should be
added on each side of the
centerlines at this intersection
to alleviate this traffic hazard.
Mr. Lee promised to make a
study of this matter to deter-
mine what should be done. The
Attorney then asked Mr. Lee if
anything has been done as to a
"no passing" zone at the
beaches. Mr. Lee said this is
being planned.
Mr. Lee informed the Com-
mission that the following
State Roads will be turned
over to the County for main-
tenance: SR22; SR386; SR30-A
from SR384 to US 98; SR30-E;
.and SR382 within the City of
IPort St. Joe.
-The Chairman questioned
iMr. Lee as to the regulation
-requiring a 32 foot culvert for
:all turnouts on state roads and
:said this requirement was
-causing a hardship on new
home owners along our state
-roads. He said the costs of
:purchasing and installing a 32
:foot culvert is a severe finan-
cial setback to a person at-
Itempting to establish a home.
SIMr. Lee said this regulation is
: imposed on the state by the
-Federal Government. He then

stated that the state is
required to do many things by
the Federal Government that

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

it wouldn't do otherwise. He
stated that due to the small
amount of traffic on US 98 at
the Post Office in Port St. Joe,
the stop light there must be
removed. He said this is a
Federal Regulation.
The Attorney questioned
Mr. Lee as to DOT plans for
resurfacing SR71 from Wewa-
hitchka to Jackson County.
Mr. Lee said funds are not
available for this project at
thie time.
Mr. David Roche appeared
before the Board on behalf of
his request for the County to
extend water and sewer to his
property in Oak Grove, where
he will provide 16 lots for sale.
It was determined that to
comply with this request the
Board would first' have to
authorize and direct its en-
gineer to prepare a change
order, adding this work to the
present plan; that FHA must
give its approval, and that the
necessary financing must be
provided. Mr. Roche agreed to
pay the minimum meter
charge of $5.50 per month for
each of his 16 lots. The
Engineer estimated the costs
for this change order to be
$16,000; however, the contrac-
tor said he thought it would be
about $9,000.
There was a motion by
Commissioner Branch, secon-
ded by Commissioner Davis to
pursue this addition. Commis-
sioner Kennedy amended this
motion by adding that if funds
are not available from the
funds already approved, the
costs will be paid by the
Commission. No second to the
amendment. Vote on the ori-
ginal motion passed unani-
SThe Attorney reported that
he has talked to the FHA office
in Gainesville by telephone
while the Board was discus-
sing this matter and that FHA
gave its tentative approval
providing the-finances are
Mrs. Elizabeth Fuselier re-
quested the County to pave the
Red Bull Island Road under
the County paving program in
the 1977-78 budget year. The
Chairman said this road has
been approved for paving;
however, priority has not been
set for the next budget.
Honorable H.O. Pridgeon,
Tax Collector, informed the
Board that the State Depart-
ment of Revenue has ordered
him to refund Union Tank Car
Co. its taxes paid for the years
of 1972, 1973, and 1974; that
this Board received $86.63 of
these taxes, which must now
be refunded. Upon motion by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner
Branch, and unanimously car-
ried the Clerk was authorized
to make this refund.
Mr. Pridgeon then informed
the Board that it has hereto-
fore directed that all taxes
less than 50 cents be cancelled
and not collected by his office,
but that the Department of
Revenue has now ruled that
such an exemption should be
$1.00 or otherwise the tax
should be collected. The Board
directed that all taxes listed
on the tax roll be collected.
The Board also directed that
the occupational license con-
tinue td be collected but that
no distributions of less than
$5.00 be made.
Mr. John Robert Smith,
representing the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club, questioned the
Board on his previous request
for the County to furnish the
pipe for a sprinkler system on
fifth street from Knowles Ave-
nue to railroad track. He said
the system is complete from
US98 to Knowles Avenue; that
the City furnished everything
for that part of the project and
will furnish the .fittings and
labor for the remaining part if
the county can supply the
pipe. Mr. Jimmy Cox, Presi-
dent of the club urged the
Board to come up with the
funds to purchase the neces-
sary pipe. The Chairman said
the Board has already consi-
dered this project at a recent
budget hearing but did not
include it in the part of the
budget already approved;
however, it will be given
further consideration.
The Board entered into a
discussion with reference to
the Oak Grove Project as to
certain items pointed out by

E.F. Gun'., Clerk of the

Works. Mr. Gunn said the
Contractor has informed .im
that he would not repair the
streets where open cuts are
made because this work is not
listed in the contract. A repre-
sentative of the engineer,
being present, said this repair
work is in the specifications
and that the contractor has
been instructed that he must
repair all damages to the
streets and property. The
Attorney was instructed to
meet with the contractor on
this matter.
Mr. Walter Kitchens asked
the Board, that in its decision
in setting salaries for county
employees, to consider how
much good each employee
does for the majority of the
The Board accepted a road
easement from Coy Brogdon
for a portion of the present
County kRoad from SR71 to
Stone Mill Creek.
The Road Superintendent
presented a road easement
from Charlie Gaskin for a 40
feet wide and 274 feet long
road in Section 29, T5S, R9W.
There was a motion by Com-
missioner Branch to accept
this easement. No second. The
Board then voted to table this
easement until an inspection
can be made.
The Board approved a bond
for Edward Weeks, Highland
View Water and Sewer Dis-
trict Member, in the amount
of $1,000.00 with the Contin-
ental Insurance Company.
The Clerk read a letter from
Congressman Don Fuqua con-
cerning his efforts to secure a
V.A. Outpatient Clinic for
Northwest Florida. Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Ken-
nedy, seconded by Commis-
sioner Davis, and unanimous-
ly carried, the Attorney was
directed to prepare a resolu-
tion requesting all of our
Congressional Delegation to
support the proposed V.A.
Honorable Ken Murphy,
Sheriff, reported the following
Deputy Sheriff's working on
his staff: Gordon Martin, Pre-
cinct-2; Albert Lanier, Pre-
cinct 3; Joseph B. Johnson,
Jr., Precinct 5; Raymond
Watson, Precinct 8; Arnold
Tolliver, Precinct 8; Jack
Davila, Precinct 8; and James
Buchanan, Precinct 10.
The Sheriff then requested
that budget transfers
for the fiscal year 1976-77 be
approved and upon" motion by
Commissioner Kennedy, se-
conded by Commissioner Da-
vis, and unanimously carried,
these transfers were approved
and are on file in the Clerk's
The Municipal Hospital pre-
sented its emergency service
report for the period July 1
through July 31, showing 310
visits with a collection of
$602.00, leaving a balance due
under the guarantee to the
physicians of $4,398.00. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Branch, seconded by Com-
missioner Kennedy, and unan-
imously carried, the Board
approved payment of
The Road Superintendent
presented his costs report for
secondary road maintenance
for the month of June in the
amount of $2,657.00.
The Farm Agent filed his
report for July.
Congressman Bob Sikes in-
formed the Board by copy of
letter from the Department of
Army, Corps of Engineers, as
to the Engineers decision in
not releasing Gulf County
from "Cooperation Agree-
ment" as to maintenance of
the Gulf County Canal. The
Chairman said the Board re-
grets this decision because the
County does not have the
funds, equipment, or person-
nel to-continue building and
maintaining dykes. as has
been its custom in the past.
The Chairman further stated
that it has always been very
easy to work with the local
engineers office in Panama
City and with Captains Ted
Whitfield and Johnny Hutto
because these local people
would always keep us posted
on their time table which
enabled our Road Superinten-
dent to plan his work in a
manner that his men and
. equipment could be assigned
to "e Canal work, but that it
appears this type planning


of the

Gulf County Commission

The Mosquito Control Super-
visor was authorized to go to
Jacksonville to pick up these
trucks, to be returned to Port
St. Joe on a lowboy.
Comm. Branch said that an
infestation of mosquitos since
the recent rains has created
the need for extra spraying.
The Mosquito Control Super-
viscr said he was doing every-
thing possible to control this
Commissioner Branch
asled if our ambulance is
authorized to take a patient to
Tallahassee. The Chairman
said, "Yes, providing a local

cannot be done where a con-
tractor does the work.
The Clerk reported that the
Bureau of Unemployment is
billing the County for $20.16
for one of our former em-
ployees. The Board directed
this bill be filed.
The Road Superintendent
reported that one of his men
has been laid off for one week
for failure to perform his
duties and notified he will be
terminated if improvement is
not shown when he returns to
Dr. Ralph Monaco, Medical
Examiner of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit, requested
$1000.00 be budgeted for the
operation of his office.
Dr. W.T. Weathington,
County Health Director, pre-
sented budget information
presented at the budget work-
shop session of July 25. The
Finance Officer informed the
Board this budget will require
much more County appropria-
tions due to the fact the Health
Department has been operat-
ing to a large extent on cash
carry over funds, which made
it unnecessary for the County
to provide funds for the full
budget. No decision was
Whereupon, the Attorney
read Ordinance 77-5, Notice of
Publication being attached,
and upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Branch, and unanimously car-
ries, the Ordinance was
The ordinance prohibits the
operation of motor vehicles on
certain public beaches in Gulf
County: providing for excep-
tions: provisions for penalties
for violations and provision
for an effective date.
This ordinance is on file in
the Clerk's office.
Whereupon, the Attorney
read Ordinance 77-6, with the
Proof of Publication attached,
and upon motion by Commis-
sioner Davis, seconded by
Commissioner Kennedy, and
unanimously carried, this or-
dinance relating to musical or
entertainment festivals; pro-
viding for definitions was
The ordinance is on file in
the Clerk's office.
The Attorney advised the
Board as to the standard
contract of agreement be-
tween the State Department of
HRS and the County as to the
Medical Examiners service;
After consideration, there was
a motion by Commissioner
Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Davis, and unanimously car-
ried, that the Chairman and
Clerk execute said contract on
behalf of the Board.
Mr. E.F. Gunn, Building
Inspector, filed his daily in-
spection reports on the Oak
Grove Projects and on the
Library project.
The following applications
for employment were
received and ordered filed:
Vera Bailey, Roy H. Pitts,
Jimmy Carl Nunnery, Frank
Collins, Eugene Rouse, Robert
E; Bishop, Margie Nell Boy-
ett, Winifred Lee Pitts, John S.
Striplin, and Charles Ray
The Chairman called a spe-
cial meeting for August 12 to
meet with members of the
School Board to discuss the
utility costs for the court-
The Mosquito Control Super-
visor advised the Board that
the two land owners, Neal
Lumber Company and the
Lister Estate, have agreed
that the unpaved road running
from SR22-A in Section 24,
T4S, RIOW be closed. He said
this road serves no purpose
other than a garbage collec-
tor, this road being in the City
of Wewahitchka the County
has no.jurisdiction in closing
The Attorney questioned the
progress in determining if a
Sanitary Land Fill can be
established on a 21 foot eleva-
tion located near Port St. Joe.
The Mosquito Control Super-
visor said soil samples have
been made but a final decision
has not been reached.
It was reported that the
Civil Defense Office has se-
cured two new four wheel
drive pickup trucks for the
County and they are ready to
be claimed in Jacksonville.

doctor directs that it be done."
Comm. Davis informed the
Board that he will open the
road that crosses his, farm as
soon as the beans are har-
vested. He said that he was
sorry that a misunderstanding
had arisen as to his intentions
to open this road. The Board
having heretofore authorized
an advertisement giving No-
tice of Intent to close this road,
it was voted to withdraw the
Finance Officer, Jerry
Gates told the Board that
there were several items in
the Budget that needed to be
finalized before the Budget
could be advertised. Among
these were pipe for the median
strip, Health Dept., and salary
increases for the department
heads. After discussion, the
Chairman announced that
since the Board had been
meeting for six hours, he
would call a recess until the
next day, Wednesday, August
10th, at 6:00 p.m.
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County met
on August 10 in continuation of
the regular meeting recessed
on August 9. The following
members were present:
Chairman Everett Ownes, Jr.,
Billy Branch, Leo Kennedy,
and Otis Davis, Jr. Also
present was George Y. Core,
Clerk, Finance Officer, jerry
Gate, Mosquito Control Super-
intendent, Tommy Pitts, and
Veterans-Civil Defense Offi-
cer, Albert Thames.
The meeting came to order
at 6:00 p.m.
The minutes of August 9
were read, approved and
Finance Officer Jerry Gates
announced that the three main
items left for the Board to
make budget decisions on
were pipe for the median strip
in front of the courthouse,
funding for the Health Dept.
and pay raises for department
After discussion of the
Health Dept. budget, Com-
missioner Davis moved the
Board adopt the same millage
levy as the previous year since
a growth in the tax roll would
give the Health Dept. addi-
tional funds. Comm. Kennedy
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
The Board then discussed
pipe for the median strip in
front of the courthouse, as
requested by the Kiwanis
Club. After discussion as to
the lack of funds available to
the Board, it was suggested
that the Kiwanis Club have the
City of Port St. Joe attempt to
obtain a grant from the Dept.
of Recreation and Parks for
this project since it was a city
beautification project, under-
taken by the Kiwanis Club.
The Financial Officer then
asked the Board to clarigy the

one half cent per hour salary
adjustment given to each em-
ployee for years of service to
the Board. The Board stated
that it meant full years of
service prior to the beginning
of the fiscal year beginning
October 1, 1977.
Chairman Everett Owens,
Jr. then told the Board that the
Board should now consider
salary increases for the de-
partment heads. He stated
that he would like to. see the
Board promote Mr. Charlie
Presley and adjust his salary
due to the additional workload
and responsibility he has as-
sumed due to the sickness of
his supervisor. After discus-
sion, Comm. Davis moved Mr.
Charlie Presley be promoted
to Working Foreman in the
Maintenance Dept. with a
salary adjustment to $170.00
per week, effective Oct. 1.
Comm. Kennedy seconded the
motion and it passes unani-
Comm. Branch then stated
he would like the Board to
adjust Assistant Road Super-
intendent Bob Lester's salary
since he had assumed addi-
tional responsibilities since
his promotion. Comm. Branch
then moved the Dept. Heads
be given a 30 cents per hour
salary increase based on a 40
hour work week and, in addi-
tion, Assistant Road Superin-
tendent Bob Lester be given a
$500.00 salary adjustment in-
crease. After questions, the
Chairman announced the mo-
tion was dead for lack of a
Comm. Kennedy moved that
the Dept. Heads be given the
same salary increase as the
other employees, 30 cents per
hour plus one half cent per
hour for each year of service.
After question, the Chairman
announced that the motion
died for lack of a second.
Comm. Branch'then moved
the Dept. Heads be given
salary increases of 30 cents
per hour based on a 40 hour
work week. After question, the
Chairman announced the mo-
tion died for lack of a second.
Comm. Kennedy then
moved the Dept. Heads be
given a salary increase of
$750.00 for the year. After
question, the Chairman an-
nounced that the motion died
for lack of a second.
Comm. Kennedy then
moved that Assistant Road
Superintendent Bob Lester's
salary be adjusted to $9,750,.
plus an additional 30 cents per
hour based on a 40 hour work
week, and that the other
Department Heads also re-
ceive 30 cents per hour based
on a 40 hour work week. After
question,'the Chairman an-
nounced that the motion died
for lack of a second.
Comm. Davis then moved
that Assistant Road Superin-

bage slaw, French fries, bun,
Thursday, Sept. 22
Oven fried chicken, spinach,
rice, orange-waldorf salad,
Friday, Sept. 23
Meat loaf, Spanish rice,
English peas, sliced bread,
peanut butter chews.

Say You Saw It

In The Star

salary increase based on a 40
hour work week, that would be
the maximum salary in-
crease. Comm. Kennedy se-
conded the motion and it
passed unanimously. Comm.
Davis stated he felt the Dept.
Heads should have received
the additional one half cent
per hour for each year of
service that the other em-
ployees received.
The Board then discussed
road maintenance problems
at the Sunland Park on the
peninsula. The Board agreed
to have the Road Superinten-
dent check the matter out.
The Board then discussed
closing of the pipe shop at the
Road Department. Comm.
Branch stated he would like to
see the pipe shop closed and
two permanent employees
terminated and moved back to
CETA positions, allowing the
Board to save the salaries of
the two pipe shop operators.
The Board requested the Clerk
write the State Manpower
Council to assure the legality
of this move.
The School Board reported
that they had appointed mem-
bers Paul Sewell and Fred
Greer to the Tax Adjustment
Board. The Chairman an-
nounced that, by law, he was a
member of that Board and he
would appoint Comm. Ken-
nedy and Branch to serve with
The Board received notifi-
cation of the Nuclear Civil
Protection Planning meeting
to be held in the courthouse on
August 15 at 10:00 a.m.
The Chairman then an-
nounced that the meeting
would be recessed until Fri-
day night, August 12 at 6:30
p.m. to finish the discussion on
the budget and meet with the
School Board concerning utili-
ties in the courthouse.

-WNW O w -41 -NEW 0-,o 0- -., mwo
i Gulf County

i School Lunch

I _



All it takes is a phone call to place your classified ad. You get cash
and make a moving day profitable. Almost immediately cash buyers
interested in good home furnishings and many other items will be
planning to buy.

Come by or Call 227-3161


Lunch menus for the up-
coming week have been re-
leased for Gulf County
Schools. Menus are subject to
change however, due to the
availability of food.
Monday, Sept. 19
Turkey sandwich, sliced
tomato, lettuce, French fries,
sliced bread, chocolate cookie.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Shepherd's pie, mashed
potatoes, green beans, rolls,
fruit dessert.
Wednesday, Sept.21
Hot dog with chili, cab-


tendent Bob Lester receive a
salary adjustment of $500.00
plus 30 cents per hour based on
a 40 hour work week, plus one
half cent per hour for each
year of service, and that the
other Dept. Heads also receive
30 cents per hour based on a 40
hour work week and one half
cent per hour for each year of
service. After discussion,
Commissioner Davis an-
nounced he was withdrawing
the motion.
Comm. Davis then moved
that Assistant Road Superin-
tendent, Bob Lester, receive a
salary adjustment to a base
salary of $10,000 per year and,
in addition, he would receive
the same salary increase as
the other Department Heads.
Comm. Branch seconded the
motion and it passes unani-
Comm. Kennedy then stated
he would like to sqe the Board
adjust the salary df Mr. Albert
Thames, Veterans-Civil De-
fense Office. Comm. Kennedy
said Mr. Thames was in
charge of two departments
with increased responsibility
every day. Comm. Kennedy
then moved Mr. Albert
Thames' salary be set at
$10,000 and in addition, he
receive the same salary in-
crease as the other Dept.
Heads. Upon question, the
Chairman announced the mo-
tion died for lack of a second.
Comm. *Davis then moved
Mr. Albert Thames' salary be

increased by $500 as an adjust-
ment and, in addition, he
receive the same increase as
the other Department Heads.
Commissioner Kennedy se-
conded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Comm. Branch then moved
that all other Dept. Heads be
given a 30 cents per hour

OPEN AM :7 PM Monday- Saturday
atur ~i wa Con Fed USDA Choice Quality Beef
We ccpt USDA Food Stamps
ceS Good Sept


510 Fifth St.

- Port St. Joe

We Cash Payroll Checks

S Quantity Rights Reserved
Cigarettes Excluded on Special Purchase Items



Full Cut USDA Choice Boneless


32 Oz. Pillsbury Hungry Jack
Mashed Potatoes

!3-Subject '
Composition Book 99C


^9i~w3EBHIHHI !

Garden Seeds

7-Bone USDA Choice
7-Bone USDA Choice
USDA Choice
Pin Bone USDA Choice

Lb. 69C
Lb. 79c
Lb. $129
Lb. $169
Lb. $159


Family Pack

Lb. 45

Whole Hog

Sliced Free
Skinned & Deveined
Top USDA Choice

Lb. 89
Lb. 59

F h Uesh eavy Pack

USDA Choice
Clark's Frozen

Lb. $1.69

12 Oz. Canned

6 Pak 99C


Paper Towels

Gallon Fine Fare
Laundry Bleach

DAIRYFehsPoueI owFods

2 pak 8 Oz. Soft Parkoy
Margarine 79c
EGGS 3/$100
,Flieschmann's Soft

1 Lb.


No. 1 White

10 Lb.


50 Lb. Bag

Lb 19


4 Lb. Bag



Morton Pot



Meadow Gold 'A Gal.
Ice Cream 49

Chips Ahoy



SNortnruo King
New Rack

D lMot
Cream tvle o

'. _*.. 4rr".

Klene Sf

2 'ly




ofl I

Specials for
September 14-17

Kral Miracle WhDI Salad


N 119
lar I






quantity rights reserved

Chicken of the Sea


6. 5 II

Del Monte FruH



We Welcome
SUSDA Food Stamp

Swift's Premium Beef $
TBone Steak iLb
Swift's Premium Beef 169
Cubed Steak Lb.
Swift's Prem. Standing Rib or Rib
Eye-Cut, Wrapped for $1 29
Rib Steak Lb
Short Ribs Lb. 69
Hormel Beef
Weiners 12 Oz79
Swift's Premium Beef $ 4 49
Rib Steak Lb. J

Beef Liver



Swift's Premium Beef
Rib Eye Steak

Swift's Premium Beef $149
Sirloin Steak Lb.

Pork Steak

Lb. 19
Lb. ^

USDA Choice 89
Rump Roast Lb. 89

USDA Choice All Meat
Stew Beef

Swift's Premium Beef
Chuck Steak

_I __ U

Del Monte Early Garden

mA 0

Kraft American or Pimento,
Single Wrap 12 oz q. 1

Kraft Miracle 6 Stick
Kraft Sharp Cracker Barrel
Kraft Pure
Parkay Squeeze
Kraft Cheese and

pg 59c
1oz, S129
32 oz. c
jar 59
,: 79C
p. 151

Morton Frozen Choc.. Lemon.
Banana Strawberry
Good Value Frozen Regular Cut
Cut Corn. Mixed Vegetables, or Green Peas
Good Value Frozen i C

Lb. $ i1

USDA Choice C
Gmd. Chuck Lb. 99


Morrell Market Pak

Lb. 99

Cola, Orange, Grape, Strawberry

64 Oz. Bottle

Medium Yellow
Large Green
Small Fancy

3 J1b00
5 Isloo
5 bs 8$100
5 or 100
Bunch Green

White 0old

with $10
5 lb.
bag ; !-

none sold to dealers

Limit 1 with
Martha White Li 1r wit
$10 Order
Plain or selt-Rising


5 Ib.

Del Monte Yellow Cllng.
Sliced or Halved

29 OZ.

All flavors Ritz Canned


12 OZ.
cans J

BO D Y PO W ER ox 98

Del Monte Cream
Style or Whole Kernel


) Del Monte Tomato




USDA Choic

Fresh Porle.
Neck Bones
LB. 39C

.G lenRp

Lb. 1 9C





All Flavorsl


x W, 11