The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 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).
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- Deep Water Port - Fine People - Safest Beaches in Florida

Report Says:

Gulfs Students Are About Average

Statewide Assessment Test results
were delivered to the Gulf County
School Board office on Monday of this
week. ..
According ;to Superintendent of
Schools, Walter Wilder, a preliminary
study of the eleventh grade Functional
Literacy Test scores show that Gulf
County students have followed the
same pattern as other juniors around
the state. They did well on communica-
-tion skills-93 percent passed, while
not faring so well on mathematics
where only 59 percent passed.
Wilder stressed ,in releasing the
news of receipt of the results that,
".They are very voluminous and will'

take several days to accurately assess
what they report. Our preliminary
examination of the report has only
scratched the surface".
Wilder said that the preliminary
examination shows that of, the 183
eleventh graders taking the reading
and writing assessment, 13 students
will need remedial work prior to being
.re-tested in the fall of 1978. Seventy-six
of the 185 students tested in mathema-
tics will require remediation.
Gulf County has been allocated
$13,000 in compensatory education
funds which will be used to provide

intensive help for students who have,
, failed to meet standards. The School'
Board will decide early next year the
type of program to-be offered.
, Superintendent Wilder predicts
that most students who did not pass the .
first test will succeed in the subsequent
Students should be receiving indi-
vidual scores in January. Additional'
information concerning the basic skills
portion of the test administered at
grades 3, 5, 8 and 11 will be released
when time permits a more careful
analysis of the data received this week.

Senator Richard Stone and Representa- after the Monday public meeting to discuss,
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Senator Richard Stone and Ktepresenta- after the Monday public meeting to discuss
ive William J. Rish get their heads together several local matters. --Star photo

Judge Taunton Appeals

Decision In High Court

Gulf County Judge David
Taunton and a representa-
tive of the Florida Juditial
Qualifications Commission
presented final arguments
before the Florida Supreme
A9 Court yesterday in the final
round of decision as to
whether or not Judge Taun-
ton should be removed from.
office. The JQC recom-
mended that Taunton
should be removed in a
hearing held last June in
Panama City. The JQC
committee which presided
over the hearing, charged
Taunton with. administering
his own concept of justice
without regard to procedure.
set out by the laws of
Taunton 'stated at the:

hearing that he was being
charged because of charges
he had made in a, County
Commission meeting that.
local and area influential
..members..:oL government
and the comrn-tity had
been involvedin question-
able land deals. A subse-
quent session of a Grand
Jury had ruled that -there
was no substance to Taun-
ton's charges.
When the JQC issued its
decision following the June
hearing.,they took the most
serious of three avenues of
reprimand against Taunion
for his conduct of the office
to which he was elected. The
JQC could have iecom-
mended a private or a

,'public reprimand, rather
than suggest that he be
removed from office..
The hearings before the
state Supreme Court yester-
4ay gave:boh Taqnt6o-rj"pwd'
the JQC 20., minutes 'to
present their.argtuents in
'the case The Supreme
Court will either uphold or
dismiss the recommenda-
lions of the JQC in this last
round of the matter The
high court's, decision is not
(e\pecled until a later date
Taunton has stated that
he has no remorse for his
actions, taken in his capa-
city as Counts Judge and
that he would continue to
operate the office in the
same manner'

Jaycees Want Old, New Toys

The Port St. Joe Jaycees
are issuing a call to boys,
girls, mamas and daddie's
for their help in the annual
Toys for Tots drive, which
is underway now.
The Jaycees would like
to receive donations of
used toys, which they will
repair and give 'to some
child for Christmas. They
stipulate only that the toys

be repairable. '
The Jaycees have fur-
nished new .and re-built
toys for underprivileged
children at Christmas for
many years.
Those who have toys to
contribute may leave
them at Smith's Phar-
macy or call 229-6394 for
pick up.

The to3s \our children
are not now using can
make Christmas merrier
for some child with the
help of the Jaycees.
Glen Kent. Chairman of
this 3ear's Toss for Tots,
is asking the public to
please join the Jaycees
and help them to make
someone happy during the
holiday season.

past week end for being selected as the
"EMT of the Year" by her squad members.
The presentation was made at the squad's
annual dinner held Friday night at Butler's
Restaurant. Mrs. Wall was presented with a
lapel pin and a watch by the squad.
-Star pihoto

Senator Stone Shows His
' *e ,

Concern :

After only 48 hours notice. packed house in the County
of his personal appearance, Commission meeting room at
U. S.' Senator Richard Stone the Courthouse Monday mor-
still appeared before a ning. Stone parried several


questions from the crowd and'
gave an answer to each one.
During the hour ,he spent
with local 'people, fielding,


questions, he stated his oppo-
sition to the Panama, Canal,
treaty in its present-,status,
expressed a concern that So-

cial Security is beginning to;
cost the wage earner ,Qo.0;
much of his weekly paycheck
and felt that the Government
should guarantee up to parity
of costs for raising crops' for
farmers, but should not guar-
antee the farmer a profit for
his produce. Stone also said
the mood of Congress at the'
present time is to allow the
revenue sharing program die
after the present program,
expires next September.
A good portion of Stone's
question and answer period
was taken up by States' At.
torney Leo Jones, who asked
for Stone's aid in investigat-
ing charges made by a Bay
County Grand Jury that the
FBI and Florida Department
of Law Enforcement engin-
eered the marijuana smug-
gling operation last year
which led to the murder of
four Bay County citizens.
Jones charged that the tac-
(Continued on'Page 3)

Early Star

Next Week:

The Star will be going to
press a day early next
week in order to get out
well before the Christmas
holidays and allow our
personnel to spend more
time at home with their
In order to meet the
early publication date, It
is necessary that we close
out our pages to advertis-
ing and news items Mon-
day afternoon at 3:00
P.M., in order to prepare
the paper for printing the
next day.
The publishers of The
Star are asking for : the
cooperation of contribu-
tors to next week's Issue,
in 'order to meet this early
press deadline.
Our readers will receive
their next week's issue in
the mail on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Richard Stone.listens attentively to States' rigged crime by the FBI and FDCLE at a public meeting
Attorney Leo Jones� as Jones outlines what he believes to be a heie Monday morning. -Star photo

Meeting This Afternoon Will Put.

Teacher Problems Before Public

Some of the most emotional
public meetings ever held in
Gulf County were concerning
the public schools. A public
meeting scheduled for this
afternoon promises to be 'no
The public meeting, sche-
duled for this afternoon at
5:00 p.m., in the Port St. Joe

Elementary School Library,
has been called to take the
next step in settling negotia-
tion differences between the
School Board and the Gulf
County Classroom Teachers
Association, the negotiating
body for Gulf County teach-
ers. The meeting will be open
to the general public.,

Two topics are still holding
up a contract agreement be-
tween the teachers and the
School Board. These are sal-
ary and insurance.
In a recent appearance be-
fore a Special Master, the
teachers -stated their wishes
for salary and the School
Board qualified their offer of
a three percent raise by
sharing their budget prob-
lems. (The Board is now
levying all the taxes it can
legally levy). The Special
Master recommended the
teachers take the three per-
cent increase.
The teachers, however, are
countering with a request
that they at least be paid the
average of what surrounding
counties are paying; a rate
they say is now "consider-
ably more" than Gulf teach-
ers are getting. The teachers
also claim there is money to
pay more "if instructional
salaries and benefits received
their proportionate share (of

the money available)."
The School Board is pre-
sently paying $8.00 a month
on the teachers' hospital in-
surance policy and has offer-
ed to raise the contribution to
$11.00. The teachers are ask-
ing for at least half the policy
for a single person to be
funded by the School Board,
which would amount to $14.00
under the present group plan.

Time Running Out

for Writing to Santa

It's time again for kids
to begin thinking about
writing those letters to
Santa Claus for printing in
The Star in the annual
Christmas week issue.
Already some letters
have. come in.
As is the custom of The
Star, all letters will be
printed if they are re-
ceived in time, and then

mailed on to Santa Claus.
Just write the letters
and send them to The
Star, Box 308, Port St. Joe,
Fl 32456.
All letters should be
mailed or brought to The
Star office by Friday,
December 16.
Don't forget to sign your

Two Fort Walton men were
rescued Saturday night near
Howard's Creek Landing,
according to Sheriff Ken
Murphy. Carl W. Colin, age
45. Niceville and . Albert
Turner, age 50, from Fort
Walton .were reported lost on
the river from the Howard's
Creek Boat Landing.
Florida Marine Patrol Of-
ficer Bucky Richter, Captain
Jim Buchanan of the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department,
and Sheriff's Auxiliary men

Jackie Reagan 'and Waymon
Hanlon initiated a search.
After a search of approxi-
mately 30 minutes, the men
were found approximately a
mile down the Big River.
They had run out of fuel.
Since the temperature was in
the 20's Saturday Night, the
rescue party saved the men
from an uncomfortable night.
Sheriff Murphy expresses
his sincere appreciation to
the excellent cooperation of
Florida Marine Patrol Officer
Bucky Richter.

- I

15' Per Copy

Deputies, Auxiliary

Find Two Lost Men

EMT of Year

Jim Gregg, director of the Port St. Joe
Volunteer Ambulance Squad presented Mrs.
Norma Wall with a gift from the squad this

PAGE TWO TIlE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. ThURSDAY. l)EC. 15, 1977


Vote of People Should

Finally Kill ERA

The Commission which is now amendment, but still they still keep
at work drafting a new version of coming back for another chance at
--='thq state's Constitution, seems to ratification.
be doing the work as most of the We feel the people of the state,
O people of the state would have if given the opportunity to vote on
them to. the question, will turn it down by a
Last week, for instance, in a much larger majority than the
session, the committee refused to Legislature has.
prohibit the death penalty as a Commissioner Bill irchfield, a
penalty and punishment for crime champion of ERA in the Legisla-
from the new Constitution. It was a ture, said, "I don't mind all of us
very comfortable 26-10 vote which being equal, but I resent some of us
said that Florida will continue to being more equal than others,"
- impose the death sentence on per- Birchfield was eferrng to a
etrators of especially serious section of the U.S. Constitution
crimes such as murder, rape and which guarantees that everyone
kidnapping. will be considered on an equal
S napping basis. Birchfield claims some are
The committee has also given "more equal than others".
" the state's voters a chance to settle It would appear to us that those
once and for all the question of
whether Florida will approve the ew ul as others have recourse
,passage of' the 'lEqual tRight, . aaiea through the Constitution
Amendment, b which t is-beiong haimn ar-riis not even needed.
pioned by the women's liberation We believe the voters will vote
groups. next year's' elections and settle the!
Florida's Legislature has re- question of ratification by Florida
fused three times to ratify the once and for all.

Should Cover It

We read the other day where 27
fast-reading reporters sat down to
go through the recently released
FBI investigation records in the
::-case of the assassination of Presi-
dent Kennedy and barely got
':-* through half of the 40,000 page
'report after their first session with
. the papers.
S.: A report of an investigation
which covers 40,000 pages would
, seem to us that hardly a stone was
left unturned in getting at the real
- facts of the case.
Historians are still investigat-
ing the shooting of Abraham Lin-
coln over 100 years ago and still
are not satisfied with the official
report that John Wikles Booth, a
. deranged actor, did the deed on his
own volition.

Now the same dissatisfaction
reigns as to whether Lee Harvey
Oswald had some guidance in the
shooting of President Kennedy.
Some have even hinted that the
CIA may have had something to do
with the shooting.
We have not read the FBI
report, nor are we liable to wade
through its 40,000 pages. It would
seem to us that were an organiza-.
tion in back of the assassination of
Kennedy, they would have selected
someone more stable than Lee
Harvey Oswald to do the job.
We have no"doubt but what the
Cubans, the Russians, the Chinese,
or even the CIA Icould have come
up with a more competent assassin
who could do the job and never get

By Billy Norris

Bible Notes

HEBREWS 4:14-16
Hebrews 4:14-16 (K.J.V.)
.Seeing then that we have a
great high priest, that is
passed into the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold fast our profession. For
we have not a high priest
which cannot be touched with
the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted
like as we are, yet without
sin. Let us therefore come
boldly unto the- throne of
grace, that we may obtain
mercy, and find grace to help
in time of need."
The Bible is a book of pro-
-.-mises. All Christians are
"Aware of this. But' all Chris-
tians are not, it seems, aware
that God's promises are not

empty. He has provided ful-
filment for everyone of them.
Our focal passage tells us
that Jesus is our very own'
personal high priest and He
is in Heaven right now. Be-
cause He is. in Heaven we
have access to Him for the
healing of all our infirmities.
That is our weaknesses, sick-
nesses, and needs of aff kinds.
He invites us to come
to the Throne of Grace to
receive of Him. Grace means
unmerited favor. Surely we
desire this. Mercy means
kind or compassionate treat-
ment of an offender: This
passage assures us that Jesus
wants to give us that grace
and mercy. The thing we
must do is bring our need to
Him. Praise the Lord for His
compassionate treatment of

The Boy Scouts meet each
Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
All boys over age 11 are
wanted to participate in this
We wish to express our
sincere appreciation for the
many prayers. cards, gifts of
food and other acts of kind-
ness shown to us during the
illness and death of our loved
one. . 1
The family of Ruby Lucas
We wish to thank our
friends for their prayers,
visits and gifts, and special
thanks to Drs. Poonai for
their care of Dawn Fontaine
during her recent stay in
Municipal Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fontaine,
Joey, and Lee
all who come.


Notice to all persons
drawing Veterans Pensions.
This includes Veterans
drawing pension, Dependent
parents of Deceased Veterans,
and Veterans's widow's and
children. You will be receiving
with you November checks an
Income Questionaire. Do not
destroy or mutilate this card.
It must be filled out and
returned before January 1,
1978 or your benefits will
cease.. Bring your card to the
Veterans Office at the Gulf
County Courthouse for 'pro-


S"Glory", an arrangement
of Christmas selections of
praise, composed by Richard
Baker, arranged by Phil �
Perkins, will be presented by,;
the Sanctuary Choir of First,
Baptist Church on Sunday,
December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is cordially,
invited to attend this presen-

All of a sudden, here it is the week before
I thought I was playing it smart this
Christmas and .started making plans for our
Christmas edition last week. We want to get it
out on Tuesday Christmas week and put the
paper in the mail Wednesday morning. I
thought I had plenty of time and could take it
slow and easy. But today, we have to get
started on next week's paper. Christmas has
rolled around.
Have you done your shopping and gift
A group of the family was talking about
Christmas the other week and I told my aunt
Edna Lansford, who has recently moved to
Port S 6. Joe from' California that one "ef the
things., Iremembered about Christmas in my
childhood was one certain kind of candy she
used to make for us kids at Christmas. We
usually saw. her kids during the Christmas
holidays and aunt Edna had a candy she would

Telethon to Aid Center

An all-night Telethon, sponsored by the Main St.
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens, will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST Donations will be greatly appreciated. The
December 16 and conclude at 7:00 a.m. EST number to call is 229-6327, or come by the
December 17. This Telethon is being held to Cefiter where you may enjoy refreshments
raise funds for the Adult Activity Center, 113 while making your pledge.

Jean Arnold This Week'sr

Featured Volunteer EMT

This week's featured EMT
is assistant squad chief, Jean
Arnold. Jean has been a
member of the St. Joe Volun-
teer Ambulance Squad since
December, 1974.
During Jean's first 21.,
years, she was counted on
primarily to help maintain
emergency coverage of the
Beach area, however, during
the past six months the'squad
has really come to realize
just how dedicated a person
can be. Jean spent many
countless hours sitting and
sleeping at the squad building


to the


December 5, 1977
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
Thank you for the recogni-
tion you gave me as the 1977-
78 Junior Miss.
I feel honoredby by being
selected Jr. Miss, and I pro-
mise to do my best to demon-
strate the true spirit of Jr.
Thanks again for your sup-
Teresa Fortner
"The best mirror is a friend's
eye." Gaelic proverb

while the squad was training
new personnel that lived in
town. These hours were often
spent at the expense of her
own business, the United
Realty Office at Beacon HillP
Remember folks, these hours
staying in town to be ready
when you are called were
given free while she could
have been focusing her atten-
tion to more profitable

Sometimes in the hustle
and bustle of everyday life,
we forget to see what's being
done around us, and often
times for us, worst of all, we
even forget to say thank you.
So let's make this week Jean
Arnold week and. when you
see her at least give a nod of
Jean, we appreciate you.


make which was the consistency of fudge, was
golden brown in color and had a peanut butter
whang to it.
Thursday of last week, she came into the
office and set a platter down on the desk,
saying, "I brought you something". It was that
same peanut butter fudge she -made for us a
long time ago.
"It's been nearly 38 years since I have
made that candy", she said. "It's been 38 years
since I have eaten a piece of it, too", I
That was one thing which tasted the same
as I remembered it tasting from my childhood.
Few things ever do taste the same as we 1
remember them from long ago.

NBC Television rmay be sqrry they did whit
they did last week.
It came out in the papers the network was
not following custom and hiring Anita Bryant
to do the "color" on the Orange Bowl parade
this year. They felt they would get some
demonstrations or other distasteful reaction to
Anita and their telecast. In other words, they
may slip a few more steps in the ratings if
they used Anita. Anita, you know, has become
famous over the United States for being very
vocal in not wanting homosexuals to have
favored rights of secrecy over us straight
persons. She felt, as many of us do, that we
straights have rights to demand straight
persons for school teachers, coaches, youth
workers, etc., and didn't particularly like a
homosexual being crammed down our throats.
A persons sexual habits and activities have no
business being paraded before and dangled
before the'general public.
In place of Anita, the network has hired
Chita Rivera, a professional dancer, to do the
"color" for the parade.
NBC should read the papers further.#
Saturday, it was reported that Anita had been
voted by the general public as the most
admired woman in the United States. This was
made known by Good Housekeeping magazine, y
which conducts the poll each year.
I hate the move by the network. I wanted
to see the Orange Bowl Parade on TV. Now
that NBC has removed Anita for her stand on
what most of us believe, I am not going to
watch the parade. So the commercials won't be
missed by me as I get up to go to the
bathroom, or read the paper while they are on.
NBC should realize that there is more of us
than there are of them.

State's Attorney Leo Jones sort of took the
bull. by the horns, last week when he charged
the FBI and the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement with the responsibility of the four
Bay County murders in connection with the
Sandy Creek marijuana caper during the fall of
Jones charged that the two agencies set up
the smuggling operation, using Bobby Vines of
Tallahassee as their inside man, in order to
catch the smugglers in 'the act.
The thing which made Jones mad was the
fact that the agencies didn't tell the Bay
County authorities. about the operation and "
pending arrest.
Jones must have more than his own opinion
on which to base his charges. If he had no more
evidence than that, he would be some kind of a
Jones' performance over the years indicate
that he is anything but a fool.

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Te spoken ward is glvn scant attention; Me printed word is Ihoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
aser s te M printed.word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

Brisk Bike Ride

There's nothing like a brisk bicycle ride to get the juices
to flowing, but Remy Perrin, age 25, of Illiez, Switzerland is
kind of overdoing it.
Remy passed through Port St. Joe Saturday of last week
on his way around the world on his bicycle.
Remy said he has been on the road for two years on his
trip. lie expects to travel 60,000 miles in his odyssey, which
will take him a total of five years.
The trip started at his hometown. Remy rode on the
latest leg of his journey from Detroit, Michigan to Miami,
then to Port St. Joe. From here he is going to Colorado to do
some skiing. From there he will ride to California, then to
Mexico and down the Inter-American Highway to South
Remy said he has worn out nine tires and three chains
and he is only half finished with his trip.
-Star photo




A Layman's View

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THE STAIR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1977 PAGE THREE

Lt. Johnson Receives Badge


Army in June of this year through the Reserve Officer's
and was commissioned Training Corps program.


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

Taking }he Holiday

Smith Feted At Dinner
Al Smith was honored by members of the paint department of St. Joe Paper
Company Monday night with a dinner at the Hickory House, marking the

occasion of Smith's approaching retirement from the mill after 32 years of
service. Smith is shown holding a plaque of appreciation presented to him by his
fellow workers at the dinner. Attending were James McDougald, Martin
Waldorff. Woodrow Blackman, Willoughby Pettie, Robert Grey, Richard
McRay, Gordon Adams, David Tipton. Joe Pippin and James Daniels. The only
member of the department not present was Charlie II. 1lill. -Star photo

From Page 1 ....

Shows Concern Over Matters

tics, as charged by the Bay
County Grand Jury, were only
for the publicity the law
enforcement agency could
get out of intercepting a drug
smuggling operation and led
to "police state tactics".
Jones/asked for Sen. Stone
to instigate some investiga-
tion into the charges made
against the FBI.
Senator Stone said he
would immediately call the
Justice Department and the
Senate Judiciary Committee
immediately after the Mon-
day meeting, inform them of
. the charges and start the
investigation wheels to turn-

In the meantime, the Sena-
tor asked for two copies of
the papers on the case to
carry back to Washington
with him when he returned
On the Panama Canal trea-
ty, Stone agreed with a sug-
gestion from the.audience
that the Canal was an
"American canal in Pana-
ma". He said he would.make
a position speech on the
subject in Winter Park Tues-
day and would elaborate on
his position no further except
to say he had several sugges-
tiong to make to the Congress



Saturday, Dec. 19

Centennial Building

9:00 P.M.

Music by

Janet Murphy
and her band

7 per couple
$4.00 single
Bring Your Own Set-Ups
Ice Furnished

in regards to the Canal.
Stone emphasized that he
could not vote for the present
treaty for three reasons: the
treaty language is unclear,
the foreign policy regarding
the canal's future is too weak
and because the government
of Panama is too unreliable.
Probably the most emo-
tional dialogue was over the
matter of Social Security and
current plans to drastically
increase payroll deductions
to keep the system afloat.
Senator Stone replied that
an agreement has already
been made to phase up Social
Security deductions "quite
heavily", on a 50-50 basis
;with employee and employer
sharing he costs..The Sena-
'-for said he' 'ill'ask for a $1 00

for $1.00 reduction in with-
holding taxes for increased
contributions in Social Secur-
ity. "Social Security is a tax,
since you are not given the
option of whether or not to
take it, and should be handl-'
ed as a tax", Stone said.
Representative William J.
Rish said that what Congress
was proposing was only a
stop-gap. "The people are
very bitter about this", he
said. "It's not funny any
more. The people are grumb-
ling. Rather than raise the
rate to buy me more of a bad
bargain, some drastic chang-
es are needed."
Rish then stated he and his
law partner had been figur-
ing and they have found they -
cAit get better benefits forO
legs money from a private

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insurance firm.
Rish then asked for and
received Stone's support on a
bill he (Rish) is introducing
to call for a Constitutional
Convention to call for requir-
ing a sound fiscal spending
program by the Federal Gov-
Stone said that the budget
could be balanced now if the
"White House will only ask
for it".

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. STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. TIIl'RSIDAY. DEC. 15. 1977

-- Jim Riggan, design

Garden Club Has

Busy December

Z The month of December has been a very busy month for
S vemhers of the Port St. Joe Garden Club. The club has
,sponsored a pine cone work shop and also enjoyed a very
"informative program last Thursday on holiday arrange-
:' nenls for Ihe home.
1 Jim Riggan, owner of Wayside Nurseries and The Green
,cene and artistic floral designer, is shown in the photo
S'above. as he fascinated a room full of Garden Club members
, And guests as he produced floral designs using the Christmas
; otif.
Designs of magic were transformed from a cookie jar
' and a straw broom for the kitchen, hanging baskets and
:; terrarium for the den and patio. Other designs were created
.�rom wicker bells, apples, berries, greenery, the madonna
ind the Bible.-
: The'January meeting will be a luncheon meeting with a
S- uesf speaker. Ralph Edenfield of the Division of Forestry
i:'rnm Panama City will speak.
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V. Peterson, will be church family fellowship. The
ted Sunday night at Children's Choir will partici-
l. at the Long Avenue pate and the Christmas
Church. The cantata message will be given. Fol-
done by the Praise lowing the brief worship ser-
Af The Long Avenue vice a fellowship dinner will
under the direction of be held in the church social
Cartier, Minister of hall for the church family.
The title of this can-
presses the heart of
'istmas story. Christ- Tree Trimming
he account of Christ's
into our world.
church extends a at Library Sat.
invitation to everyone
Port St. Joe area to There will be a tree trim-
and hear this worship ming party with Story Time
stmas music. at the St. Joe Public Library
Wednesday evening, on Saturday, Dec. 17, for
>er 21, at 7:00 P.M. Kindergarten-4th Grade.
g Avenue church will The party will be held from
e its annual Family 10:00 a.m. til Noon.

r, creates centerpiece.

Final Wedding Plans

for Costin - Carr

The wedding of Miss
Marion Ann Costin and Mr.
Willie Carr, Jr. will take
place at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe,
December 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Miss Costin is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley M.
Costin and the groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie
M. Branch.'
The bride will be given in
marriage by her father.
Serving as matron-of-honor
will be Mrs. Deborah Branch,
sister of the groom. Leslie
Costin will attend her sister
as maid of honor. The brides-
maids include Miss Renee
Costin, Miss Allison Costin,
cousins of the bride and Miss
Gail Rogers, all of Port St.
Joe. also Miss Stephanie
Parrish, cousin of the bride,
of St. Augustine. Miss
Shannen Kae Parrish, cousin
of the bride, of St. Augustine,
will be the flower girl.
Mr. Branch will serve his
son as best man. The grooms-
men will be Robert Ashley
Costin, brother of the bride,
Freddie E. Branch, brother-
in-law of the groom, both of
Port St. Joe, Steve Blackmon
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Oak Grove Assembly
Missionettes will have a bake
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Proceeds will go to differ-
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The International Red Cross
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daughter of Mary P. Elliott
of St. Joe Beach, will marry
Nathan B. Reece of Nash-
ville. Tenn., on December 17.
Rev. David Fernandez will
perform the ceremony for the
families of the bride and
Miss Elliott will be given in
marriage by her brother,
Lawrence Elliott.

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reception at the home of the
bride's mother at 4:30 p.m.
Close friends are invited to
The bride and groom will
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P Bettyre Palmer Powell's
L b early memories of her
mother are that of a woman
preoccupied with writing and
with a favorite saying always
on her lips.
"Wait 'til the ship comes

in," Rubylea Hall would tell
her daughter when she won-
dered why she couldn't have
a. new dress or a new hat to
Then, after years of re-
search and writing, Mrs.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, 1Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1977

Novelist's Daughter Recalls Childhood

Memories Of Port St. Joe and West Florida



By the time she was seven,
Mrs. Powell was "seriously
working" on the novel with
her mother and even took
typing lessons at the age of 11
in order to type her mother's
Mrs. Powell remembers-
the family couldn't often af-
ford many of the luxury
items of life but her mother
would always tell her "wait
'till the ship comes in."
First written as short story
assignments for English'
classes in college, Mrs. Hall
began compiling the stories
into novel form in 1941.
Mrs. Powell typed the.
manuscript and often offered
suggestions to her mother for
the book. In fact, she ended
up naming the main male
character of the novel, Studd
Seven, for a character in a
childhood book.
At first the family didn't
think their ship was coming
in when Mrs. Hall received
her first rejection notices
after submitting the manu-
script to publishers during

Hall's and her daughter's,
then 18, ship did come in with
the publication of her
mother's novel "The Great
Tide," which became a
nationwide best seller and
brought the family their

share of fame and fortune.
Mrs. Powell, who moved
with her family to Orange
Park from Jacksonville about
five years ago. last year
allowed the St. Joseph His-
torical Society in Port St. Joe-

answer period for students to query representatives of
various colleges concerning their program and offerings.
The special program was sponsored by the Port St. Joe
.r.-Sr. lligh Guidance Department. -Star photo

to reprint a limited edition of
3.000 copies of the novel.
But other than the recent
reprintings, there are very
few of the novel about
Florida's West Coast during
the 1830's and '40's left in
One of a kind, "The Great
Tide" is the story of the
boomtown Gulf port of St.
Joseph (where Port St. Joe is
located today) on Florida's
West Coast.
The story focuses in 10
years of the life of tempest-
uous, ambitious Carolina
Cohran and the three men
whose lives she dominates.-
Although a fictional story,
the novel is based on histori-
cal facts about the plantation
life of the era.
She first became interested
in writing a novel about St.
Joseph as a small girl. Her
father was a circuit rider and
she would often spend time,
while, waiting for her father,
wandering through the old
cemetery at Port St. Joe,
Mrs. Powell said.
The faded, timeworn tomb-
stones with the names of the
town's early residents fasci-
nated Rubylea and she spend
many hours dreaming up
stories to go with the long
forgotten names she found.
"It became an obsession
with her," Mrs. Powell says
as she got older, her mother
began seriously researching
old records and documents
about the town which was
destroyed in the mid-1800's
by a hurricane. It was later
rebuilt under the name Port
St. Joe.
Sometime in her early
childhood, Mrs. Powell be-
came swept up in her
mother's dream of writing a
great fictional-historical

DAR Plans Party

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Parents were also in attendance at "Col-
lege Night", as they learned what the colleges
represented offered. Seated are Mr. and Mrs.

James Bray

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December being Member-
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Chapter Daughters of the
Amer-ican 'Revolution,
members and invited guests
are looking forward to the
annual Christmas (member-
ship) party to be held in the
home of Mrs. George Tapper,
1600 Constitution Drive, Wed-
nesday, December 21, from 4
to 6 P.M. St. Andrew Bay and
Chipola chapters, as well as a
number of prospective
members have been invited
to share in this happy event.
The honor guest for this
occasion will be Mrs. Francis
D. Campbell of Marianna,
Vice-President General
NSDAR. Mrs. Campbell was
State Regent when the
chapter was organized,
October 17, 1975, and
installed the chapter's first
slate of officers at -that time.
Mrs. Paul Fensom, Regent,
has announced that when
Mrs. Campbell was here for
the November meeting with
Mrs. John Dean Hilton who is
the present State Regent, she
signed the Chapter's charter.
This has now been framed
and will be on display at the
Christmas party.
Mrs. Fensom has also an-
nounced that the flag pre-
sented by the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter to the Corinne.Costin
Gibson Library and used for
the dedication ceremony,
October 23, has been framed
and is now on display in the
library. In memory of Mrs.
Gibson, this particular flag
has previously been flown
over the nation's capitol,
courtesy of Mrs. Jim
Fensom, who was living in
Washington at the time.
In keeping with NSDAR's
theme for 1977-78, the
chapter's theme for Decem-
Fellowship- at DAR's Christ-
mas party will enhance that
strength, and ALL members
are urged to attend and bring
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World War II.
"There wasnt-any market
for it then," Mrs. Powell
explained. Refusing to give
up, Mrs. Hall resubmitted the
manuscript after the war and
surprisingly, had several
publishers bidding on it.
In September, 1947 the first
edition was published by
Duell, Sloan and Pearce in
New York and, within a
short time, it topped ;the best
seller's list across the
Released not long after the
publication of "Gone With the
Wind." the book was com-
pared both favorably and un-
favorably to Martha
Mitchell's novel of the Civil
War South.
One favorable review said,
"What Margaret Mitchell did
for Atlanta, Rubylea Hall did
for Florida."
Mrs. Powell conceded there
is a "marked similarity" be-
tween her mother's book and
Mrs. Mitchell's and says
there is a possibility "Gone
With the Wind" could have

College Night Was Big Night

Ivey Burch, Director of' Admissions of Gulf .Coast
Community College, standing, left, talks to an interested
group of students at Port St. Joe High School last Thursday
night at "College Night". The session was a question and
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influenced her mother's
writing style.
But "The Great Tide" is
unique in its historical view
of Port St. Joe and the West
Coast of Florida.
Are there any more blos-'
soming authors in the
Mrs. Powell says her oldest*
son has shown an interest in
writing but then smiles and.
says, "One writer in the
family is enough."


The Board of Directors of?
the Gulf County Activity-
Center for Retarded Adults
wishes to announce that R.
Wayne Childers and Michael
L. O'Dea have been relieved
of all duties and responsi-
bilities involving the opera-
tion of the Gulf County Activ-
ity Center for Retarded&
Adults as of Wednesday,
December 7, 1977.

i' -' *: -

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

Wrestling Team Gets New Mat After Hard Work

row. Don Jenkins, Ivey Raffield. Scott Walker, Robert

Branch and Jeff Shearer. Back row, Tim Montgomery. Tim
Pope. James Hamilton and Bernie Wester. SHARK VARSITY WRESTLERS-Shown above, from
-Star photos by Woody Jones left to right: Front row, Bob Jones, Woody Jones, Steve

Walker, Kevin Pettis and Greg Jones. Back row, Steve Allen,
Jeff Wood. Vic Gilbert, Mike Cassani and Gerald Norwood.

Grapplers Open Season

Against Bay Hi School

Port St. Joe High School's
wrestling team opened its
season this past week against
"' Ray High of Panama City,
wrestling on a new mat which
was furnished the grapplers
by their own projects and by
the Quarterback Club. The
mat cost $3,200.

The Junior Class is selling
. ,Christmas poinsettias. You
-;, .. can get one for $5.00 from
any Junior Class member.
Speaking of flowers, the
National Honor Society is
planning on selling carna-
tions for $1.00 each at the
-High School Thursday and
Last Tuesday, two repre-
sentatives from the nuclear
power plant outside of
Dothan gave an informative

Sgt. Smiley


SIn Training
Sergeant Mitchell A.
,-,Smiley, whose wife, Wanda,
Lives at 240 Avenue G, Port
St. Joe. recently participated
in joint training exercise
BOLD EAGLE at Eglin Air
Force Base.
Over 20,000 personnel from
- all four services and the
reserve components partici-
pated in the month-long
Exercise. The training was
:.designed to refine procedures
among the services and to
S develop a high joint
Sgt. Smiley is regularly
assigned as a mortar
-:-' Qcomputer operator with the
5th Infantry Division at Ft.
Polk, La.
He .entered the Army in
.Apfil, 1973. The sergeant is a
: ..-1970 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School.
His parents, Mr. and. Mrs.
Joe Smiley, live at 258
" Avenue F.

Carols At
The Church of the Na;a-
rene will have Christmas
* carols by candle light Sunday
:night, Dec. 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Cox and Rev. Durham
invite the public to attend
r,-.this special service.

The squad also took to the
mats in new uniforms this
Bay High made a big fall
over the Sharks in their first
match. 55-4. The Jayvees far-
ed better with a 12-7 score.
Steve Allen took a major
decision in the 157 pound

discussion about nuclear
power, describing the dif-
ferent kinds of reactors and
how efficient they are.
Aside from the plants
(nuclear and foliage), the
only other real news is that
the Port St. Joe High School
Band is going to have a
Christmas Concert at the
High School at 7:30 P.M.
EST. Be sure to come.
But the really big news this
week is that CHRISTMAS
VACATION . starts when
school lets out Friday after-
noon. Be sure to get your
letters to Santa written as
soon as possible, and be nice
to your parents at least until
after Christmas.

weight class for the varsity.
Bernie Wester fought to a
draw in the 157 class for the
jayvees and Kenny Mason and
Kevin Pettis took wins in their
weight classes.
The wrestlers sold litter
baskets to raise funds for their
new mat and uniforms.



Henry L. Cassani, director
of the Navy Junior ROTC
program at Port St. Joe High
School tendered, his resigna-
tion to Superintendent of
Schools Walter Wilder yes-
terday, effective January 1.
Cassani stated in his resig-
nation that both his parents
were in extremely poor
health in Massachusetts and
he felt an obligation to spend
time with them in the future.
He pointed out that he had
been out of the state already
for more than six weeks
caring for his parents and he
felt- his future needs to be
absent would harm the pro-

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T Tax Credits Given for Job Training

On'May 23, 1977, President
'Jimmy Carter signed the Tax
j, Reduction and Simplification
Act of 1977. This new law
gives employers a major tax
break when they hire more
workers in 1977 and 1978 and
allows employers to claim a
substantial Jobs Tax Credit
against their Federal income
tax liabilities for additional
workers they employ in each
of those two years.

The maximum credit per
additional worker is $2,100

but the actual tax savings
can range from $630 to $1.806
per worker depending on the
company's tax bracket.
The Department of Labor
is not involved in administer-
ing the Jobs Tax Credit but it
does support a variety of
services that can help em-
ployers take full advantage of
the credit.
Some programs that can
assist employers in.supplying
qualified workers to fill ad-
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are: .

The Employment Service-
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riaoe of
Respondent. Husband,
Petitioner. Wife.
Lot 19, Lake Crystal Trailer Park
Columbus. Georgia 31904
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in
the above named cause has been filed in
the above styled Court and you are
commanded to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on FRED N

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. TII'RSDAY, DEC. 15, 1977

WITTEN. PCttioner's Attorney, whose
ad,'rss is 303 4th Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 and whose post office
address is P. 0. Box 87, Port St. 'Joe,
Florida 32456. on or before January 11,
1978. and file the original with the Clerk
Of thiS Court either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immediately
thEreafter: otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the'
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 12th day of December, 1977.

IN RE: The Adootion of

a child.
5109 Appleton Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
Petition for the Adoption of the above
named minor has been filed in the above
styled Court and you are commanded to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any. on FRED N. WITTEN, Petitioners'
Attorney, whose address is 303 Fourth
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 and
whose post office address is P.O. Box 87,
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456, on or before
January 2. 1978, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Petitioners' Attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 12th day of December, 1977.

The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids until 9:00 A.M. EST,
January 3, 1978, in the office of the
Superintendent of Schools on six (6)
manual typewriters.. 4 Royal Type.
writers, (beige), manual, 6106-00400,
1111316912, 11-8274106, and 11-83112977;4;
2 Royal Typewriters (beige) manual 440,
11 8544998 and 11.8679338. Prospective
bidders contact the Port St. Joe High
School office for an appointment to
inspect the typewriters.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. Bids for individual units
or any number of the group will be
considered. Please mark your bid
envelope "SEALED BID-Typewriter".
B. Walter Wilder


For Your
Wanda Brown

J- r or unristmas Baking
Call Mrs. Lollie -229-8079
Itc 12-15

Old-fashioned cast dinner'
bell. Great for a boat, or
ranch. $30 post paid. Tree
House, Box 407, Delaware,
Ark. 72835. tp 12-15

Hand-made ceramics. Make
good Christmas presents. 201
Io lla St., Oak Grove. 229-8633.
Itc 12-15

Hunting a good home for
beautiful house pets, two love-
ly cats; one Persian and one
Siamese. 648-8248. Itc 12-15

Yard Sale-Dec. 16 & ,17-
201 7th St., Highland View.
Rain or cold inside. 8:30 til.
" Beds clothes, afgans, throw
pillows, etc. Itc 12-15,

Free puppies to good homes.
648-8965. Itc 12-15

27" 10-speed Sears Spirit
bike. Good condition, $50. 229-
8442. Itp 12-15

Living room suite and din-
ing room suite. Call 227-1311 or
648-5319. tfc 12-15

WIG SALE-$5.00 and un-
der. For appointment, call 227-
1311. tfc 12-15

15" RCA portable TV, exc.
cond. $50. 648-5332. tfc 12-15

* Christmas gift: "The Story
Bible", by Pearl S. Buck,
$7.95. The Star. 306 Williams-

"The Great Tide", written
by Rubylea Hall, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, will be
available at 'the following
places and will make a very
nice gift for Christmas gifts:
1. Buzzett's Drug Store.
2. Campbell's Drug Store
3. Pauline's Restaurant.
4. Hickory House Restaurant
5. Economy Motors & Garden
Center. 301 Hwy. 98
6. Qulf.Sands Restaurant,
Mexico Beach
7. Mexico Beach Grocery
8. Kerigan Kargo Gift Shop,
Mexico Beach
9. Also, Mrs. Eunice H. Brin-
son. 216 Sixth St., Port St.
* Joe.
3tp 12-8

Free Christmas Gifts-
Lovable. 8-weeks old kittens.
Furry, warm and cuddly. Give
your child a pet (free), for
Christmas. 2 white males, 1
white female, 1 orange tabby
male, 1 black tabby female.
229-6153 or pick up at 109
Yaupon St., Port St. Joe.
tic 12-8

Firewood for sale. $50.00 per
truck load. Call 229-8829.
tfc 11-24

Books: The Living Bible,
The Way, The Children's Liv-
ing Bible, Soul Food, Taylor's
Bible Story Book for Children,
Self-Help Edition for the Liv-
ing Bible. The Star, 306 Wil-
liams Ave.

Froggy Pen Holder, a gift
just right for special friends.
(Paper-Mate pen and froggy
holder, $2.98). See at The Star,
306 Williams Ave.

Free Puppies: mother is
shepherd and collie. Vic Burke
White City. Pick up anytime.
tp 12-15

One Duncan Fife dining
tfc 4-28 room table with 6 chairs, Call
229-6111. tfe 11-10

1973 Honda motorcycle, ex-
cellent cond. $500. 229-6303.
tfc 11-10

1972 750 Honda chopper.
Custom frame, Harley wheel,
extended front end. $800. Call
648-5152. tfc 11-10

Call Betty Gilbert
tfc 7-15.

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

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

8' x 20' house boat. Sleeps
four. 229-6788. tfc 11-17

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.

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

DRAPERIES-Ready made
and custom made. Large sel-
ection of swatches to choose
from. Roche's Furniture and
Appliance Store, 209 Reid
Ave., phone 227-1730.

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture. 227-1251.
tfc 10-23

3 BR furnished trailer, cen-
tral h & a, washer, dryer,
carpet. Overstreet. 648-6873.
tfc 10-13

For Rent: 3 bdrm., 2 bath,
full carpet, central heat & air,
with fireplace and appliances.
Security deposit required. Call
229-6394 or after 6:30 p.m., 229-
6945. 1313 Marvin Ave. tfc 12-8

St. Joe Beach duplex. Un-
furnished. min. 6 mo. lease. 2
bdrm.. 1 bath - $110.00 per
mo.: 1 bdrm., bath - $100.00
per mo.
E. B. Miller Realty
tfc 11-17
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

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
227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.

Two BR house for rent on
Duval St., Oak Grove. 229-
6961. tfc 11-17


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
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 9-29

No need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
227-1251. tfc 10-23

Furnished 2 BR apartment
on Gulf. Ski Breeze Camp-
sites, Port St. Joe. 229-6105.
tfc 10-13

Furnished large 1 BR apt.
Auto heat and air. 229-6777
after 6 p.m. tfc 10-13

2 BR apt., furnished, 8th St.
Nice neighborhood, hot water
and garbage disposal furnish-
ed. Private entrance. Phone
.648-5153. tfc 10-13

2 BR furnished apartment
for rent. Private, available
Jan. 1. Phone -648-8295.'

Beach cottage for rent. 227-
1549. tfc 12-8

For Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath
furnished house at Beacon
Hill. Call 229-6961. tfc 11-10


Needed: Director for Activi-
ty Center for Retarded Adults.
Minimum requirements: 4 yr.
college degree, two years
work experience with admini-
stration and supervisory
duties. Some knowledge of the
needs of the retarded, a sin-
cere desire to work with the
-retarded, and must be willing
to relocate in the Gulf Co.
area. Submit resumes to: Gulf
Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens. Board of Directors,
P. 0. Box 296. Port St. Joe,
Fla. 32456. tfc 12-15

Starting income open.
Based on qualifications. Earn
high income in sales with
management opportunities.
$800 - $1200 a month to start.
Metropolitan Life. Equal. opp.
employer. Phone 785-6156.
tfc 11-24

enced in delivery, collections
and meeting public. Must be
neat and energetic. Salary de-
pends upon qualifications.
Send resume to: Box 308, Port
St. Joe. tfc 12-8

Wanted: Pants of Boy
Scout uniform, 25" waist. 229-
6336. Itc 12-15

For Quick Results
Use the Classifieds

Cottage, 2 BR, 2nd Ave.,
Highland View, corner lot,
$5,000 firm. 648-5332. tfc 12-15

3 bedroom masonry home at,
St. Joe Beach, 2 full baths,
dining room, large living,
kitchen and den with fire-
place. 1,800 sq. ft. living area.
150' x 180' lot. Call 648-5457.
tfc 11-3

3 bedroom house with nice
family room, chain link fence
around back yard, garden
space. 508 9th Street. 229-6082
or 643-5138. tfc 11-24

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave., 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-1302 or 227-
1151. tfc 10-7

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

New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace,
large garage. Call 229-6979
after six p.m. tfc 9-22

50x172 commercial proper-
ty. 523 Third Street. Call
229-6908. 4tp-12-8

3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-1112. tfic 11-4

Three bedroom masonry
house at 105 Bellamy Circle.
Call 227-1607 after.5:00 p.m.
tfc 10-13
3 BR house at 2005 Long
,Ave. Call 229-6573 after 5 p.m.
tfc 7-28


We're Here For You.TM
Each office is independently owned and operated.

Older home in excellent
condition. 3 bdrms. - den or
4 bdrms., bath, liv. rm. -
dining. Fenced yard. Rea-
sonably priced. 1610 Long

Comfortable home on 2 love-
ly lots 3 bdrm - 2 bath with
many extras. Cen. h-ac, car-
peted throughout, garage,
workshop, chain link fence
around back yard area. 815
Looking for a nice brick
home in a quiet location? 3
bdrms. - 12_ baths. Big
screen porch plus double
carport. 1912 Juniper.

Attractive small home,
convenient location, 3
bdrms., I bath. Priced right.
1315 Long Ave.

106 Bellamy Circle, large
liv. rm., 3 bdrms., 2 ba. +
den. Carpet, nice landscap-
ed, fenced backyard. Make
an offer. Owner anxious to
sell. Price reduced.

The home you have ,been
waiting for! 3 bdrm - 2 bath
corner lot, completely
fenced in yard for children
and pets-living room, din-
ing room and large private
screened porch convenient-
ly arranged for easy enter-
tainment. 1911 Long Ave.

Almost new custom-built
home. 3 bdrms. 2 ceramic
tile baths, quality carpeting
and vinyl. Picture-book kit-
chen with more than ample
cabinets. Lovely sunroom,
paved double drive with
2-car gar. Cen. h-ac plus
many extra. 2112 Long Ave.

Nice masonry home on 92'
x 157' lot. 212 years old. in
excellent cond. 3 bdrms. 112,
haths, liv. rm.. dining -fam-
ily room. large kitchen. Has
cen. heat and all duct work
and wiring to add central
air. 2110 Long Ave.

Are you looking for more
than a home? Come see this
4 bdrm., 2 bath home w-
cen. h-ac, plus the added
luxury of your own pool. At
a price you can afford. 304
12th St., corner of Long Ave.

Want relief from City living
-with lots of room for that
pony-2 ACRES + 3 bdrm
home about 6 miles from St.
Joe on Hiway 71.

HOME! 5 acres with large
roomy 3 bdrms. -. 2 bath
home. Land is fenced and
cross-fenced for cattle,
hogs, chickens and your
own garden plus a swim-
ming pool too! Just 20 miles
north on Hiway 71.

Six acres with spacious
dble. wide mobile home.
Liv. rm., dining rm., big
family room, 3 bdrms, 2'
baths, fully carpeted. Can
be bought separately or to-
gether. Mexico Beach.

Several nice beach lots to
choose from.

MOBILE home on lovely
lot, spacious liv. room, 3
bdrms, den or dining rm.,
modern kit. 3 blks. from

Duplex: 1 bdrm-bath - 2
bdrm-bath or could be easi-
ly adapted to a single family
home on nice .lot, St. Joe
Beach 2 blks. .from Gulf.
Reasonably priced.

Looking for a permanent
home in a vacation atmo-
sphere? We have a 3 bdrm
1'1 bath home. Beautiful
large lot 100' x 285'. You
must see this to appreciate.

Mexico Beach motel com-
plete with heat. a-c, park-
ing, call for information.



Reg. Real Estate Broker

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

Nice beach house on large
lot, 2 BR, $18,000.00. Call 648-

Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
large utility room, living
rm. & den, central air &
heat, on 11 lots on corner.

Three bedroom house, in
good condition in Oak
Grove. A good buy at only

Beach lot at Indian Pass
Beach, well located and
priced right. Only $6,500.

Looking. for a weekend

retreat on the Dead Lakes?
We have a nice one bedroom
cottage on 6 lots near Cy-
press Lodge. Only $7,000.

A triangular lot on north-
side Highway 71 opposite
Courthouse. Zoned light in-
dustrial, contains approx.
9700 sq. ft. with 237 ft.
frontage on Highway. Only

Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. 227-1133

There will be a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
F. E. Brogdon, Sec.

R.A.M.-Regular 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.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

Newly painted '68 6 cyl.
Kais jeep. Phone 227-1271.
tfc 12-15

1969 Pontiac Lemans, runs
good, new tires, air cond.,
radio and heater. Call 227-1366
or 229-8051'after 4:30 p.m.
tfc 12-8


Carpentry & Plumbing
Houses or Any Buildings
tfc 10-13

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

Painting & Remodeling
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Phone 648-5204
tfc 12-8

Piano tuning and repair.
Free estimate. 227-1278.
tfc 12-8

New Roofs &
Roofs Repaired
Free Estimates
Call 648-5322, Ralph Thompson
4tp 12-8

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 229-8757
tfc 5-9

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

will buy your old car.
Phone 227-1654
for information.
24 hr

52tp 7-14 M

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office

328 7th Street
Highland View
Cabinets, furniture, vanities,
etc. '
Call 229-8476
tfc 12-1

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

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

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. 227-1763
tfc 8-5

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.

Private instructions on
clarinet, sax and other wood-
winds. Hour or /2-hour lessons
available. Contact 229-6676 for
further information. Donald
Durham. tfc 9-29

Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St: Joe
Front End Loader
Backhoe Work
tfc 3-31

Septic Tanks Pumpet Out
Carefoot Septic Tank

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 (enter
tfc 6-2

"I think it woas something I ate."

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

Block and stucco house at
504 16th St., corner lot.
Almost an acre of land, 3
bedrooms. 2 bathrooms, liv-
ing room, dining room, kit-
chen. family room with
stone fireplace and utility
area. Two car garage and a
two-story storage house. By
appointment only. Phone
229-7222 or 229-8236. 4tp 12-8



W- ollk-t- n.16;

THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. TIH'RSI)DY. DEC. I , 1977

Skin-Musk, Tigress Musk,
Babe, Tigress, Blazer, .
Heaven Sent

For the Men:
Brut, Zizanie, Macho, Jovan
.Musk Oil, English Leather,
Woodhue, Aphrodisia.

Russell Stover Candies
Hallmark Pen & Pencil Sets



317 Williams Ave. Phone 229-8771

Beach Residents to

Organize Fire Dept.
There will be a meeting St. Joe residents who own
Monday night at 7:00 at the property at these locations,.
Beach Baptist Chapel to are urged to attend. Repre-
organize a volunteer fire sentatives from the State
department for the beaches. Forestry* Division, the
area. County Commission, and
All interested parties the State Legislature plan
from St. Joe Beach and to attend this important
Beacon Hill, including Port meeting.






Over 25 Years Experience
DAY 794-2030
NIGHT 794-7835
702 S. Oates Dothan, Ala.




Anticipating a full round of
holiday parties, the Florida
Highway Patrol recently
warned would-be drinking
drivers that their chances of
being involved in a fatal
accident could double' after
that first "Double."
Colonel Eldrige Beach.
director of the Patrol said.
."'In 1976. drinking made up
8.5. percent of the contri-.
hulinp causes and was the
Ihird most important single
factor listed tor all t!pes of
accidents. Even more
striking are the statistics for
fatal- .accidents where
drinking was tfie leading
ticlnr. making up 21.9 per-
.en, 'if the contributing cir-
.umstances. Bear in mind
that these figures represent '
',l,. those cases where t io
investigating officer was.
certain 'the driver had been
drinking. There are many
instances when it is not evi-
dent that the driver was
The figures indicate that
drinking drivers tend to be
involved.in the more serious
accidents and. according to
Reach., some special studies
have shown that at least half
of all fatal accidents involve
a drinking driver.
"Just remember." Beach
concluded. ''if you drive after
that first 'double' your.
chances of being in a fatal
accident are doubled. Why
risk your life or the life of
someone else?"

Sharks Trim Tigers, Lose to Rams"

The Port St. Joe High School
1977-78 varsity basketball sea-
son began with a disappoint-
ing 66-50 loss to Rutherford-
High School in Panama City
last Tuesday night.
The Sharks. starting Terry
Larry. Robert Thomas. Cleve-
land Riley. Chuck Pollock and
,Chip Pollock, took the lead in
the first quarter and kept it for
the rest of the game. until four
minutes were left on the clock,
and they began to run out of

gas. The Rams took-advan-
tage of this and began piling.
up the points until the clock
ran out. resulting in a 66-50
win for Rutherford.
Robert Thomas led all scor-
ers with 20 points. Other high
scorers for St. Joe were:
Cleveland Riley with 12 and
Terry Larry with nine.
This made St. Joe's record
0-1 beginning the season.
The Junior Varisty team

also began their season last
Tuesday. as they lost to the
Rutherford JV's 45-46.
Coach Herring started Mike
Harris. Jeff Hinote. Willie
Boykins. Keith Tiller and
Castledara Gant.
The high point man for the
Sharks was Willie Boykins
with 15: followed by Harris
with 12. Rick Taylor and Rick
Tiller had five each.

On Saturday night, the
Sharks took to the home court
against the Chipley High Ti-
gers. St. Joe took the lead in
the early going and kept it
until time ran out. The final
score stood at 60-48_ Chipley
was: plagued \ilh -technical
fouls: four in the course of the
game': The win boosted the
Sharks record to 1-1"
High point men in the Shark
victory were: Chip Pollock
with 14: Robert Thoman with
13: Terry Larry and Cleveland
Riley with 12 each.
.The junior varsity,also got
their first taste of victory'this
eason with a 40-29 win o% er the;
Chipley JV's.
Willie Boykins was high
scorer with 7: followed by:
Taylor with six. and Gant and
Harris with four each.


Mike .Harris of the Shark Jayvees brings the ball
down court against the Rams in the season opener last
Tuesday. -Star photo by Woody Jones

Chuck Pollock (55) attempts to block a shot by the
Rutherford Rams in action in Panama City last Tuesday.
-Star photo by Woody Jones

County Board Accepts

Contract to Refurbish


The Board of
mission agreed
way to spend
recently, receive
funds from the
The Commissi
sign a contract
Blountstown to f
on both the Ci
Department build
extensive renc
inside of the ol
building in W
Griffin's bid of
do the work, wa:
Architect Chz
Gaskin said there
paid the bid fee
plans but that t\
last moment thi
enter bids and t
hadn't returned
official opening

Courthouse Building
County Com- ance. ,following Christmas day.
Tuesday on a CLOSE STREETS -Accepted several tax ex-
some $86,000 The Commission took the emotions presented them by
ved, in grant necessary action to close two the Property Appraiser, Sam-
federal goy- streets in the County Tues- uel A. Patrick. Patrick also
S day. presented the Board with a
on agreed to The Board agreed first to check for $41,439.79 for com-
with Griffin close Jackson Street in Oak missions which had been col-
Company of Grove. The section of Jack- elected by his office between
put new roofs son which was closed is about the years of 1968 and 1976.
county Health a half block long and dead -Accepted a plat for Pe-
Idings and do ends at a drainage canal. ninsula Estates on St. Joseph
ovation and The other street closed was Peninsula.
work to the a street the Board felt they -Paid a payment of $9,-
d Courthouse never. owned in the first 418.34 on the Oak Grove
�ewahitchka. place. This road, located near Water and Sewer project to
$82,018.00 to Overstreet, is known as the complete the share of the
s the only bid Boy Scout Camp Road and project performed by New-
leads to the old "Camp Mil- kirk Construction Company.
arles Arthur lergren" Boy Scout camp. -Adopted a resolution des-
ae other firms The property owner had ask- re-deting the county as a
and secured ed that the road be closed. . re-development area under
wo said at the definition of the, 1965 Econ-
ey would not THE BOARD ALSO: omic Development Act and
the third still -Agreed to let all county adopted a second resolution
his bid at the employees have off the last authorizing the Board to ap-
time Tues- day of the week before point an overall economic
Christmas and the Monday develop committee

The work on the old Court-
house will repair the plaster
walls inside which had been
badly deteriorated by a leak-.
ing roof for several years.
The work will also include
some partition changes and
putting new tile floors in the
In other money matters,
the Commission agreed to
pay Kolmetz Construction
Company their final payment
due on construction of the
Port St. Joe library: building.
but to withhold $2,000 until
two or three minor jobs are
corrected. Inspector E. F.
Gunn said that in his opinion
most of the things remaining
to be done were not the fault
of the contractor, but he
approved the holding back of
the $2,000 to make sure the
corrections are made. These
included a defective smoke
detector, a leak in a drain
gutter .and a minor problem
with the heating and air
conditioning which Gunn felt
was being caused by some
spot lights being too close to
the control thermostat.
The Commission also
agreed to use some federal
funds received to beef up the
insurance budget of the coun-
'ty so they -could meet the
payment due on the Work-
man's Compensation insur-
ance. The Board transferred
$19.849 to pay the $95.000
premium. The Board had
budgeted $50.000 for Work-
man's Compensation insur-

First United

Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.
CHURCHSCHOOL ........ ................. 9:45A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ..........1 ]1A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ........ 7:30 P.M.


Your Schooli's

Athletic Program

Your support builds

community pride

Phone 229-6805

:p0it cSt. Joz, foada L324.6

S$2500 U.S. Savings Bond


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prepared colorful favors fo


Filing I

. Douglas E. McAllister, Dis-
trict Director of the U.S. Small
SBusiness Administration in
Jacksonville, issued a re-
- inWinder that the deadline for
filing drought disaster loans is
SDecember 30.
-Through November 30, the
zJacksonville District Office of
Athe SBA has approved 763
r, ought disaster applications
totalling $39,125,000.00. Dis-
Sbursements totalling

from the

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ociation for Senior Citizens
r the holiday season for area

senior citizens. The favors were designed to present, along
with.holiday meals prepared by the organization. Shown
above inspecting the favors and a fruit basket are: Donnie
Lange. Andrea Griffin, Mary Elliott and Linda Greene.
-Star photo

ber 30 Is Deadline for

broughtt Disaster Loans

$12,990,000.00 have been made elected or other recoveries loan will be rep
on 404 loans., from any other sources. In The interest
. SBA may, under the physi- addition, SBA has established direct physical c
cal loss disaster loan pro- an administrative limit of is three per cent
gram, make long term loans $500,000 on these loans with the first $250,001
to those farmers who have only the Administrator of SBA Information
suffered losses due to drought having authority to approve a cations may be
conditions. loan ih excess of this amount, Jacksonville -
An SBA disaster loan may if he determines it necessary Bldg., 311 Monr
not exceed the actual tangible to avoid substantial hardship. 791-3073.
loss suffered by the disaster SBA may limit any disaster Live Oak- Suwa
victim after deducting any loan to an amount that the culture Ctr., N
recovery from insurance col- applicant can be expected to phone 362-6368.
renav.. SBA can annrove a Marianna-

Georgette Observes

First, Birthday In Ger,

Seafood Shares Tradition

Holiday entertaining takes on a special warmth and glow
true of no other time during the year. It is a time of sharing
good foods, traditions and joy with family and friends.
Taking the time to make those favorite foods your family
enjoys and new recipes to share with friends is a way of
spreading warmth and love. A holiday table laden with a
feast of beautifully decorated dishes each lovingly prepared
z creates that special charm and magic which warms the
hearts of those privileged partakers. It is the spirit of sharing
these special things which makes this season of the year so
unique. In this same spirit of sharing, the Florida Depart-
ment of Natural Resources offers some holiday ideas to
make your entertaining a heart-warming experience, and
your feast radiate an aroma, beauty and elegance certain to
enchant your holiday guests.
Oyster Cornbread Stuffing
1 pint oysters, fresh or frozen
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
14 cup melted margarine or butter
31., cups toasted cornbread cubes
1- cup chicken broth
I teaspoon poultry seasoning
# ,1 teaspoon sage
Thaw oysters if frozen. Drain oysters. Cook celery and
onion in margarine until tender. Add oysters and cook 3 to 5
minutes or until the edges begin to curl. Combine all
ingredients and mix thoroughly. Makes approximately 4
cups stuffing, enough for a 4-pound ready-to-cook bird.
Stuffing for Poultry: For 5 to 9 pound bird - 2 times
stuffing recipe; For 10 to 15 pound bird - 3 times stuffing
recipe; For 16 to 20 pound bird - 4 times stuffing recipe; For
21 to 25 pound bird - 5 times stuffing recipe.
For more seafood recipes, write: Seafood, DNR, Crown
Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.


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WORSHIP SERVICES ..... 11:00 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
CHURCH TRAINING (Sunday) ......... 6:30 P.M.
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Nursery Provided Rev. William N. Stephens,

Exterior Planters Can be A Thing

of Beauty or A Big Problem

Exterior planters which
flank many contemporary
homes may represent a thing
of beauty or a problem of poor
plant choice and poor plant
Perhaps the best solution in
choosing the best plantings for
planters is to plant permanent
dwarf evergreen plants which
provide year-round attractive-
ness. then supplement the
planting with seasonal flower-
ing or foliage plants for a
seasonal accent.
The home gardener will
often miss a planting date,
thus the area which is to be
accented remains void for the
season. Without permanent
plantings, the winter season
too presents a time of void for
the planter.
Over the past several years.
plant breeders have developed
outstanding dwarf plants
which are very adaptable to
limited planting areas, such
as the planter. The home-
owner has a wide selection
from which to choose, yet his
or her choice must be made
with regard to the growth
conditions of the planter, such

as whether the planter is well
drained, is it deep of shallow
and is it in the sun or shade?
Do not overplant. Allow
ample room for ultimate plant
size and eliminate later
pruning or removal of plants.
Keep the planting simple, neat
and attractive, yet avoid mo-
Due to location, some
planters are not conducive to
optimum plant production.
Those beneath overhangs of
the home receive little rainfall
and must be watered by hand.
Planters against west brick
walls absorb much summer
heat. Many planters have poor
drainage and others have very
poor soil.
The springtime gardener
who prefers an air conditioned
home to summer gardening
should choose plants which
demand very little care and
attention such as : Dwarf
nandina. yucca, dwarf yaupon
holly, lantana, daylilies,
dwarf bamboo, confederate
jasmine, liriope, coontie and
The sunny planter may in-

elude: yucca, dwarf pyra-
cantha, dwarf nandina, dwarf
yaupon holly, dwarf junipers,
liriope, daylilies, dwarf pome-
granate, confederate jasmine
coontie or japanese purple
Planters in shade may be
enhanced with aucuba, fatsia,
fatshedra, Indian hawthorne,
dwarf azalea, ajuga, coontie
or holly fern.
For the planter which re-
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dwarf sasanqua or japanese
purple honeysuckle.
Plant choices for the planted
are numerous, yet its success
depends upon selecting the
proper plant for the existing
growing conditions. Every
planter should be attractively
planted so as to require low
maintenance at a reasonable

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1977

THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla.

Stiles Brown Writes About GOP Caucus

From the Old Dominion of
Virginia to the Lone Star state
' f Texas; from Oklahoma, the
' land of the Sooners to the Sun-
shine State of Florida, they
calme-Republicans of all
-shapes arid sizes to a work
Session at Disney World.
There were teenagers from
STenage Republican Clubs
that have sprung up all over
the Southland, eager eyed
young men and women, older
Smen and women, Republican
Black Club Inembers, Repub-
lican Women's Club members,
all came to Disney World not
for- a fun get together, but
tlhifee solid', days of work
seSsion, striving to seek the
S kdy, to winning in the 1978
* elections, but even more to
S find the way in which Republi-
' cafs can best serve America
ahn its growing list of tragic

And this was to be the theme
of this conference-i0How can
We best serve. America? This
ppint was echoed time and

again through the whole con-
ference by an imposing array
of speakers-the list of whom
indicated the importance at-
tached-to the impact of South-
ern Republicans on the future
of the nation-wide Republi-
can movement. As it was put
bluntly on the first page of the
Conference program- "The
Future Is In the Sunbelt."

The program started Thurs-
day evening with the special
guest of the conference, Ron-
ald Reagan of California,,
speaking to an overflow crowd
stressing not how do we win,
-but "How can'we best serve
America?" Reagan was in
great form and had the.
gathering in the hollow if his
hand. He suggested that Re-
publicans might do well to
change the G.O.P. (Grand Old
Party) to the G.N.P. (Great
New Party). At the conclusion
of his talk and a handshaking
and autographing session, he
left by plane with the cheers of
the crowd ringing in his ears.

Food Stamp Allot

iGoing Up In Janu

I Food stamp allotments for man has announced.
lIw-income families will be Monthly- net income eligi-
� increased January 1 to keep ability standards also will rise
Oace with rising food costW, for most households on Jan. 1
Assistant Secretary of'Agri- because, under current regu-
Culture Carol Tucker Fore- lations, income limits in most

TPublic Notices

The regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe City Commission
scheduled for Tuesday, De-
rember 20 at 8:00 P.M., in the
nomnmission Meeting Room of
ithe City Hall has been chang-
to Tuesday. December 20,
V ,. at 3:00) P.M. The meeting
11i be held in the Commission
meeting g Room of the ,City

City Auditor and Clerk

'The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
vites bids on the following described
,'1-1978 4.door automobile to be used
,as a police car with the following
.mini mum specifications:
J. Battery 77 amp
. Alternator 61 amps
Instrument package built in:amp
E' meter, oil pressure gauge, tempera-
,&. ture gauge, certified speedometer,
' all installed in dash
?a Undercoated
S5 Wheels 15"
* -6 Tires - 4-ply radial, no steel betted
. Seats - heavy duty bench, all vinyl
' Transmission - automatic, 3 speed,
- heavy duty, with transmission cooler
..9 Body type - 4 door
S10 Directional singals, standard
71:1 Color - black with white top, white
r,.. rear deck and upper half rear doors
-' and fenders
1.2 Air conditioner, heater and defrost-
,., er, all factory installed
',1. Spotlight'. 6" heavy duty, mounted
!.4 on left side front door post with
inside control
'ti Oil filter heavy duty
.K. Engine 8 cylinder, with minimum
; 350" displacement
T1. Heavy duty springs and shock ab-
.. sorbers
:f7 Windshield wipers, two speed elec.
" trick
1I Wheelbase, 111"
'i.. Outside Mirrors, rear view right
' and left
"10 Auxiliary lighting group, include
Smap light
-. Rubber floor mats
122. Power steering
e ;3. Power disc brakes, heavy duty, fade

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resistant, metallic linings
24. Cooling system, heavy duty, with
coolant recovery system
25. Radio, AM transistor factory install-
26. Fast idle arm adjuster, factory In-
27. Tinted glass
28. Axle ratio - 3.00 or 3.08 or- otherwise
29. Positraction
30. Include all standard equipment and
safety features normally associated
With a police vehicle
31. Equal or better above specifications
32. Against the purchase price of this
patrol car, the City wishes to trade
in 1 1973 Dodge 4-door sedan police
patrol car, which may be seen at the
Port St. Joe Police Department.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 234". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
Bidders are requested to submit bids in
item seq'ice 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. 0. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before S:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., December 20, 1977. Bid opening
will'beheld at the Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting December 20; 1977, at 8:00
P.M.,.E.S.T., in the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
* City Auditor and Clerk 12-8
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
1-1978 Model Station Wagon with the
following minimum specifications:
Four door, 105" wheelbase; 302 C.I.D.
V.8 engine; 61 amp alternator; 77 amp
heavy duty battery; Heavy duty cooling
system, with permanent type anti-
freeze; Coolant recovery system; Auto-
matic three speed transmission with
auxiliary transmission cooler; Power
steering; Vinyl insert body side mould-
ing; Heavy duty suspension; Air condi-
tioning, factory installed; Cigarette
lighter; Tinted glass all around; All
vinyl seats; AM radio; Power brakes,
disc front; Electric windshield wipers
with minimum 2-speed and windshield
washers; Outside mirror, LH, remote
control; GR78x14 tires; Rustproofing,
complete; Interior decor group.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. WWP115". 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
'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.S.T., December 20, 1977. Bid opening
will be held at the regular City
Commission meeting December 20, 1977,
at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., in the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe, Florida.
City Auditor and Clerk 12-8
BID NO. 235
The City of Port St. Joe requests bids
on the following items:
Various Sprinkler Heads, galvanized
with fittings.
Specifications may be obtained from
the City Clerk's Office.
Bid opening to be December 20, 1977.
City Auditor and Clerk 12-8

Friday morning after an in-
troduction by Paula Hawkins,
Governor James Connolly of
Texas gave the keynote ad-
dress,s short to the point,
stressing Ithat the job at hand
was to change G.O.P. from
meaning. Grand Old Party to
Growth - Opportunity - Pros-
perity.-Then for the balance of
the morning and afternoon
followed panel discussions,
each with a question and ans-
wer session on foreign policy,
national defense, the econo-
my, organization, fund rais-
ing, the Republican move-
ment of the future, candidate
recruitment, public relations,
strategy, and planning for
party growth.
The panels were composed
of a long list of leaders from
all over the country. They in-
cluded': Sen. Howard Baker of
Tenn.: Bill Burk. Chairman of
the National Committee; Sen.
Bob Dole of Kansas; Cong.
Jack Kemp of New York; Gov.
Jim Edwards of South Caro-
lina; Sen. Paul Laxalt of



cases are tied to the size of
food stamp allotments. Under
the regulations, income eligi-
bility ffmits rise when food
stamp allotments are in-
Assistant Secretary Fore-
man said monthly stamp allot-
ments in the continental 48
states and District of
Columbia 'will increase by at
least two dollars for all house-
holds except -single persons.
For example, the allotment
for a family of four will be
increased from $170 to. $174.
Food stamp allotments are
based on the cost of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
Thrifty Food Plan.
Net income cut-offs also will
be higher, except for one- and
two-person households. The
monthly nesincome limit for a
*family of Tour. f'or example,
will rise from $567 to $580.
However, the income limits
for the one, and two-person
household will not change.
These income standards ($262
and $344 respectively) will
remain at USDA's poverty
guidelines'. Food stamp regu-
lations currently in effect
require 'USDA to use either
allotment-based calculations
or the poverty guidelines,
whichever are higher, in
setting income eligibility
New food stamp legislation
recently signed by President
Carter 'changes the pro-
cedures for setting inconte
limits. The new legislation is
not yet in effect. USDA is now
developing proposed regu-
lations to implement the new
law, and plans to put it into
effect next summer.
'Th, Food Stamp Act re-
quires U.SDA to adjust stamp
allotments twice a year, in
line with food price changes as
reported by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics. These price
changes are reflected in the
cost of the Thrifty Food Plan.
Allotment adjustments take
effect January I and July 1.

In ancient Greece, a person
erroneously mourned as dead
was not treated as alive again
until he had gone through a
re-birth ceremony - including
being dressed in baby clothes.

Nevada: Cong. Robin Beard of
Tenn.: Cong. Bill Young of
Florida: Cong. Casey Vander-
jagt of Mich.: Cong. Richard
Kelly of Florida: Cong. Trent
Lott of Miss.: Cong. Herb
Burke of Florida: Cong. Rob-

Incredibly I
Fancy, .festive, easy and
make-ahead. It's not often
you come across recipes that
combine all these features, but
here are two that d-o.'Choco-
mint Holiday Roll is light and
luscious sponge cake. filled
with chocolate whipped cream
and sprinkled with crushed
peppermint candy. P'.cp.r-
mint Eggnogi is a irer'shiing
sipper sparked with IWpep'r-
mint flavoring. Turn to thies
two treats and you'll have
time to enjoy the hustle and
bustle of the holidays.
Chocomint Holiday Roll
Makes one 10-inch cake
roll of 8-10 servings
Cake Roll:
13 eggs, separated
A, teaspoon cream of
./' teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/ cup all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar
'Lightly grease a 15,/2 x 10%
x 1-inch jelly roll pan. Line
bottom with waxed paper;
grease again. In small bowl of
mixer beat egg whites with
cream. of tartar and salt until
stiff but not dry or just until
whites no longer slip when
bowl is tilted. In large bowl
of mixer beat egg yolks until
thick and lemon-colored,
about 5 minutes. Gradually
add powdered sugar and.
vanilla, beating until blended.
Sprinkle flour over yolk-mix-
ture; add beaten whites. Gent-
ly fold until thoroughly blend-
ed. Turn into pan, spreading
batter evenly. Bake in pre-
heated 4000F. oven 10 to 12
minutes or until top of cake
springs back when lightly
touched with finger. If neces-
sary, loosen cake from sides
of pan with spatula. Invert
cake onto clean tea towel
which has been covered with
a sheet of waxed paper and
sifted powdered sugar. Care-
fully pull waxed paper off
bottom of cake. Trim off all
Sedges. Roll up cake starting

ert Livingston of La.: Jack
Eckerd of Florida: Pat Buch-
anan of Va.: James Allison,
Jr. of Texas: Bill Shipp of Ga.;
Jim Squires of Florida and
many others. All sessions
were well attended and lasted

until late Saturday afternoon.
The conference closed Sat-
urday on a positive note 'of
hope for the future of America
and opportunity for the Re-
publican Party to share in that

Easy And Elegant Recipes


from short edge, rolling wax-
ed paper in with cake. ,Wrap
cake roll in towel and place
seam-side down on wire rack
.until cool. about 30 minutes.
NOTE: If prepared in ad-
vance, cake may be frozen
without filling. Wrap. well
with aluminum foil or plastic
wrap. To thaw: Let wrapped
cake stand at room tempera-
ture I hour.
1 cup whipping cream
'A cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
�/ teaspoon vanilla
'A cup crushed peppermint-
Powdered sugar
Chocolate curls or
candy. canes, optional
Combine whipping cream,
powdered sugar and cocoa.
Beat until stiff; fold in vanilla.
To prepare cake roll: Care-
fully unroll cake; spread with

Help Permitted

In S.S. D

All persons who have busi-
ness with social security have
the right to be represented by
the person of their choice,
according to Dave Robinson,
social security representative
for Gulf County.
This does not mean that a
person needs a -represen-
tative. Most people handle
.their social security business
themselves with the help of
the people in the social se-
curity office. But,'if a person
wishes to be represented, the
social security staff will work-
with the representative just as.
they would with any applicant..
* An attorney or any other.
qualified person can act as a
representative. If a person
prefers an attorney and needs
assistance in locating one, the
social security staff can .pro-
vide a list of legal service
organizations such as the local
bar association, the Legal Aid
Society, or similar organi-
zation that can help get legal
An attorney or other person
must be formally appointed
before he.or she can act as a
representative. A special form
for this purpose can be
obtained at the Panama City
social security office.
A representative may act
for an applicant in most social


security matters, although he
or she cannot sign a person's
application for benefits. If the
applicant wishes to appeal a
decision, the representative
may make the request. Any
notice or request sent to a
representative has the same
affect as if sent to the appli-
cant. A representative's 'au-
thority ends when the appli-
cant so requests, or when final
action is taken on the case.
Social security must ap-
prove the amount of any fee
the representative wishes to
charge. There are special
procedures to follow to have a
proposed fee approved. Com-
plete information can be
obtained at the Panama City
social security office.
Any representative who
charges or collects an un-
authorized fee for services
may be in violation of the
Social Security, Act and Sub-
ject to prosecution.
A leaflet, "Social Security
and your right to represen-
tation." contains full infor-
mation about the rules apply-
ing to representatives. Copies
can be obtained at the Pana-
ma City Social Security office,
located at 30 West Govern-
ment Street. The telephone
number is 769-4871.

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chocolate whipped cream.
Sprinkle with candy; reroll.
Place on serving plate; chill.
Just before serving dust
with powdered sugar and top
with chocolate curls, if
Peppermint Eggnog
Makes 14 1/2-cup servings
6 eggs, slightly beaten
4 cups milk
�4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint
% teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream,
Candy canes
Mix eggs, milk, sugar, pep-
permint extract and salt to-
gether until well blended;
fold in whipping cream. Pour
into bowl or pitcher; cover
and refrigerate several hours.
To serve: Ladle into punch
cups; serve with candy cane
swizzle sticks.

Tea has twice as many calories as coffee--two as compared
to one.

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

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When your vehicle parts have worn out,
you've probably, learned to head for your local
NAPA store for top quality replacements. But
what do you do when something on your vehi-
cle needs machine work?
The answer is the same. Your local NAPA
store features a machine shop that offers a
long list of machine work equal in quality to
NAPA parts.
Your NAPA machine shop can grind your
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The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on November 8 with the
following members present:
J. K. Whitfield, Chairman;
Gene Raffield; Fred Greer,
Paul Sewell; Waylon
" The Superintendent was
The meeting was opened
with the - invocation by
Graham, and followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance.
On motion and second, the
board unanimously approved
the minutes of October 4.
S.The Insurance Committee

will meet November 9 to
review the bids on hospitali-
zation insurance.
The Superintendent re-
quested a motion of approval
to use 25 per cent of State
Textbook Allocation for use
in purchasing textbook
related materials. On motion
and second, all voted AYE.
On motion and. second, the
board unanimously approved
237.161 Loan Resolutions as
award bid to Wewahitchka
State Bank for the purchase
of three new school buses;
award, bid to Florida First

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National Bank for purchase
of school plant equipment.
The Superintendent pre-
sented correspondence
received during the month of
October. No action was
On motion and second, the
board unanimously approved
a contract agreement with
the Gulf County Health 'Clinic
for the 1977-78 school year in
the amount of $3,000.00 for
health services.
The board received bids on
Educational TV Equipment
to be purchased under a Title
IV Grant. On motion and
second, all voted YEA to
accept the lowest and best
bids of Lykes Electronics,
Grice Electronics. Copies of
all bids are on file in the
Superintendent's office.
On motion and second, all
voted YEA to make minor
bus stop changes at Beacon
Hill, Gulf Timberland Road,
and Pleasant Rest Road.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and
second, the following person-
nel matters were unani-
mously approved:
appoint under Title VI,
Ceta Program: David
Williams, Lemond Alexander,
Leroy Causey, Randy Hall,
Leroy Myers, James Ward,
and Tammie Lewis and Allie
Padget as Teacher Aides,
Daisy Pittman;
appoint NYC students:

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additional recipes you can have, free for the asking, if you Kelvin Cherry, Johnny
send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Diamond Walnut Bryant, Melison Larramore,
Kitchen, 601 California Street, Suite 2004, San Francisco, CA Karen Orrell, Fred Smith,
94108. This loaf is studded with crisp, crunchy California and Eugene Bailey, Cora
walnuts with more cinnamon-sugared walnuts on top. It's a M
perfect gift, a loaf you can take proudly to your next bake McNair Quinn, Rita Os-
sale, or serve at a brunch party. Be sure to cool the loaf bourne, Debra Nelson as
completely before slicing. Wrap it in foil before you add a Aides, Mary Ann Bass as
colorful outer gift wrapping. And have plenty of Diamond Teacher Aide, and Teresa
Walnuts on hand for the loaf making, either shelled in clear Gaskin, Wanda Hill, Dennis
bags or vacuum cans, or in-the-shell walnuts in cellophane bags. Anderson in maintenance,
Spicy Walnut Loaf Iris Ann Causey as Teacher
I% cups coarsely chopped 3 cups sifted all-purpose Aide;
California walnuts, flour Aide;
divided 4 4% teaspoons baking appoint Betty Ann Husband
1 tablespoon melted powder as Intermediate Reading
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4 divided 1 eg * '-*' arbve a $500.00 supple-
2 teaspoons cinnamon .1A cups milk a $.0 sp-
Toss walnuts with melted butter. Add 1/4 cup sugar and ment for the Principal Desig-
cinnamon; mix until walnuts are well coated. Set aside. Resift. nee ,at Wewahitchka High
flour with remaining 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. School;
Cut in shortening. Beat egg lightly; combine with milk. Stir appoint Elizabeth Howell to
into dry mixture just until all of flour is moistened. Reserve a regular teaching position
1/4 cup of the spiced walnuts for top of loaf. Add to batter; until the return of Carolyn
mix lightly. Spoon into greased 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4-inch Norton;
loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Let stand
15 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F. 65 to 7.0 minutes, until appoint Sarah Owens as
loaf tests done. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out and cool Counselor-Field Supervisor of
on wire rack. Makes one large loaf. CETA Programs;

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Christmas Sugar Cookies make super gifts and funi decora-
tions. Frost bells, stars, wreaths and other yuletide designs,
then adorn your tree with these works of art.
Later, when you remove the tinsel and ornaments, set the
tree outside. Let the birds and little creatures of the earth have
their own feast after your holiday is over.
Be sure to bake enough cookies for family and friends, too.
When you bake these or any Christmas goody, be sure to use
enriched flour - then it's a gift of good nutrition as well.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
5 to 6 dozen cookies
3% cups enriched flour* 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter 2 tablespoons scotch,
1 cup sugar optional
2 eggs, well beaten Colored sugar
Measure flour into bowl, set aside. Cream butter and sugar
until light and fluffy. Add eggs and flavorings, beat well. Stir
in flour. Refrigerate dough overnight or for several hours. Use
cookie press to make cookies or roll on lightly floured surface
to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake
cookies on ungreased baking sheets in preheated 3500 oven
10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: To make chocolate cookies add two squares of melted
unsweetened chocolate with eggs and flavorings.
* Spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level. Do not scoop.

The board tabled the pro-
posal for a Joint Adminis-
trative Position for Port St.
Joe Elementary and High-
land View Elementary
On motion and second, the
board voted unanimously to
approve a purchase order in
the amount of $10,282.00, with
the stipulation that the Band
Boosters would repay this
amount within a two year
On motion and second, all
voted .YEA that the Board
recognize the week of No-
vember 13-19 as NATIONAL
The Superintendent recom-
mended an organizational
meetiflg for November 22. On
motion and second, all voted
On motion and second, all
voted YEA to pay the Florida
School Board Association
dues in the amount of $917.00.-

Fall Fire


With the coming of fall,
Florida's forests are a haven
for thousands of hunters,
hikers and campers enjoying
the brisk outdoors.
But the fall also means
increased fire danger in the
woods as forestlands become
dry and brittle.
The Florida Division of
Forestry, Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, reminds outdoors
enthusiasts that fire safety is
everyone's business.
Overnight campers should
make sure their fires are out.
Drown them with water,
make sure all embers, coals,
and sticks are wet, and move
the rocks in case burning
coals are underneath.
Gasoline lanterns, stoves,
and heaters should be
allowed to cool off prior to
refilling. Then place them on
the ground in a cleared area
and fill.
If you have spilled any
liquid, move stove or lantern
to a new clearing before
lighting. Re-cap and store
flammable liquid container in
a safe place. Never light
lanterns and stoves inside a
tent, trailer, or camper.
For smokers- safe fire
practices require at least a
three foot clearing around
where you are sitting.
Be sure your match is out.
Hold it until charred portion
in cold. Break it before
Remember to grind out
your cigarette, cigar, or pipe
tobacco in the dirt where you
are sitting.
It is an unsafe fire practice
to smoke while walking or
riding a horse or a trail bike.
While in your car, always use
your ash tray.
Late model cars equipped
with catalytic converters
should not be parked in high,
dry grass because heat gen-
erated by the converts can
ignite in flashy fuels.

On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion and
second, all voted YEA to
increase per diem rates to
$35.00 per day in accordance
with State Department of
Education policy.
Will advertise for hearing
on School Board Policies to
be voted on December 6,
On motion and second, all
voted YEA to pay out-
standing bills.

The ladies Wednesday
Night League met on Dec. 7.
St. Joe Furn. won three
games from Fla. Bank on
lanes one and two. Bertha
Clayton bowled a 197'game
and 463 series for Furn. Chris
Lightfoot had a 161 game and
Alice J. Martin a 376 series
for Fla. Bank.
On lanes three and four.
Pepsi Cola took four games
from Container Div. Pat
Natchschein led Pepsi with a
179 game and 474 series.
Anna Smith bowled ,a 177
game and 400 series for
On lanes five and six,
Murphy's won four games
from Apalach Selects. Janet
Murphy bowled a 168 game
and 409 series for Murphy's.
Sara Mathes had a 129 game
and Diane Rogers a 324
series for Selects.
On lanes seven and eight,
Renfro won four games' from
Cow Girls. Cathy Howell led
Renfro with a 148 game and
414 series. Mary Murray
(Sub) bowled a 142 game and
392 series for Cow Girls.

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Pepsi Cola
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Cow Girls
Apalach Selects


The Thursday Night Ladies
League met on December 8.
On lanes one and two, H. V.

Motors won three games
from the Kats. Sandra Brock
led H. V. Motors with a 168
high game and 413 high
series. Jo O'Barr was tops
for the Kats with a 187 high
game and 511 high series.
On lanes three and four,
the Playgirls and Raffields
won two games each. Mary
Murray was tops for the
Playgirls with a 150 high
game and 383 high series.
Chris Lightfoot led Raffields
with a 163 high game and 424
high series.
On lanes five and six, St.
Joe Tel. and Tel. won four
games from the Wonder Bar.
Mary Brown had a 181 high
game and Nett Henderson
had a 470 high series for St.
Joe Tel. and Tel. Diane Whit-
field was tops for the Wonder
Bar with a 152 high game and
419 high series.
On lanes seven and eight,
Ralph and Henry's and the
Surefoots won two games
each. Dreama Kent led Ralph
and Henry's with a 161 high
game and 404 high series.
Rhonda Gainous had a 148
high game and Doris Johnson
(Sub) had a 367 high series
for the Surefoots.


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Williams Alley Kats
St. Joe Tel. and Tel.
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Florida National Banks of
Florida, Inc. announced that
the Board of Directors voted
Dec. 1 the regular quarterly'
dividend on common stock of
$.11, payable December 30,
1977 to shareholders of record
December 10, 1977.
The announcement was
made following Florida Na-
tional's quarterly directors'
meeting by John H. Manry,
Jr., President and Chief Ex-
ecutive Officer for the 1.6
billion dollar bank holding
company which operates 45
banking offices statewide.

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To the Citizens of

Gulf County

On Thursday, December 15, 1977, at 5 P.M., there will be a Public

hearing on the teacher's contract in the Port St. Joe Elementary

School Library. The Gulf County Classroom Teacher's Association

urges you to attend and make your voice heard.

Did You Know? * *

* Gulf County's teacher salaries rank 59th out of 67 counties (BA degree
maximum experience).

Are Gulf County teachers worth less than teachers in other Florida

� The major portion of additional monies and reallocation increases is being
directed toward non-instructional areas?

Should not the priorities be toward increasing the area of instruction?

* The surrounding counties of Bay, Holmes and Washington pay their
teachers considerably more.

Bay County Holmes Co. Wash. Co. GCCTA Recom-
Salary (BA) (MA) (BA) (MA) (BA) (MA) (BA) (MA)
ning 8900 9900 8400 9400 8862 9991 8488 9873
Maxi- 14105 15105 12432 13432 12491 13625 12180 13564

All the above counties have school board contributions to group insurance
programs greater than what the Gulf County School Board is offering ($8.00
per month).

Every teacher in Gulf County deserves a comparable salary and insurance
benefit at least in line with those of other counties.

Sufficient new monies are available if instructional salaries and benefits
received their proportionate share.

The Gulf County Classroom Teacher's Association is interested in
improving the teaching conditions under which your children, our students,

Please attend the hearing, then decide

for yourself after hearing the facts!

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