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VOLUME III PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939 NUMBER: 7
Send Funds To
At Request of Governor Cone, ti
Relieve Temporary Lack
State tax collection officials ii
Tallahassee report that county tax
collectors are complying with the
request of Governor Cone thai
they transfer all state taxes co-
lected to the state treasury as soon
as possible in order to ease tht
temporary lack of finances in the
Governor Cone issued his rea
quest when it .became apparent
that the .general fund would be
hard-pressed to meet the state pay.
.roll the first of November. At
that time there was only $254,572
in the general fund with which to
pay about $400,000 due some 2,750
-state employes in salaries. The
approximately $8,000,000 of ear-
marked funds in the state treasury
could not be used for that purpose.
The financial plight of, the gen-
eral fund was brought about by
action of -the 1937 legislature Ct-
verting money which had been go-
ing into the general fund to other
purposes and not replacing it from
other sources. The 1939 legislature
added to the burden by appropri-
ating about 45,000,0.0 more to De
paid from the general fund with-
out providing any more revenue
with which to meet it. .,
Lions Plan for Toy
and Food Matinees
.Underprivileged Children and
Needy Families Will Be Made
Happy At Christmas
The Port St. Joe Lions club, in
co-operation with the Boy Scouts
and the Port theater, will stage a
toy matinee Saturday, the price of
admission being one old or new
Both children and adults aie
urged to attend this matinee, as
the toys will be given to under-
privileged children of the commun-
ity at Christmas time. The usea
toys will be repaired by the scouts
before being given away.
The Lions are also planning to
hold a food matinee at-the thea-
ter December 23, the price of ad-
mission at that time being some
article of food. The food thus se-
cured will be made up into bas-
kets and distributed to the needy
families on. Christmas Eve. Mer-
chants of the city will co-operate
by exchanging duplicate articles
for other needed supplies.
More Contributions To
Welfare League Fund
The following additional sub-
scriptions to the hospitalization
fund of the Port St. Joe Welfare
League have been received during
the past week:
J. G. Bright, Jacksonville, $10;
'Mr. and Mrs. E. Clay Lewis, $10;
Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Soule,
$1; Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Coburn,
$1; Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklift,
$2; Mr. and'Mrs. R. E. Bellows,
$5; :Gulf Hardware o'., $5; Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Leavitt, $1; Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Ezell, $1 W. S.
'McLin, $1; Anonymous, $5.
'S.S. Beatrice' of- the-Bull Line
sailed Monday for. eastern ports
with cargo of paper and lumber.
WILL BE SPEAKER
G Pierce Wood, speaker of the
house during the 1939 legisla-
tive session, will be the main
speaker at the Florida State
Constitution 'Day ceremonies to
be held here on December 11.
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e Child This Xmas
Residents of Port St. Joe and Gulf
County Urged to Exhibit
With but a short time to wait
until the arrival of Christmas ana
for the arrival of good;-old Saint
Nicholas, the children of Port St.
Joe and Gulf county are counting
the hours and even the minutes.
If they aren't, there must bo
something radically wrong with
them. Some lists already have
been made and mailed to Santa
Claus and the long wait for the
time to come is being borne im-
While Christmas today is pri-
marily a children's holiday, the
grown-ups of Port St. Joe and vi-
cinity will have a great part in
making it a success. The very
foundation of the observance of
Christmas is giving-and without
this there would be no Christmas.
To. some people, Christmas giv-
ing has come to mean an "ex-
change of gifts" rather than any
unselfish giving. We give to those
from whom we expect to receive,
and give in proportion to what we
do receive. By doing so, we lose
the real meaning of the observ-
ance and the joy we might re-
Plans Take Shape
Co-operation of All Civic Groups / .
And Churches Is Assured
For December 11
The committee in charge of de-
veloping plans for Florida State
Constitution Day, to be observed
here December 11 in commemor-
ation of the 101st anniversary or
the signing of Florida's first con-
stitution, reports that things ar,
coming along in fine -shape despite
the.brief time allowed in which to
G. Pierce Wood, speaker of the
house during the 1939 session If
the legislature, has signified that
he will be glad to make the ad-
dress of.the day at that time, ana
do all that he can to forward the
observance of the day.
Assurance has been given by
Commander T1 M. Schneider of the
American Legion that the post
will gladly conduct the flag-raising.
ceremonies at the Centennial buila-
ing, and members of the Lions
club, contacted individually, hav.
given assurance that they will do
all in their power to assist.
Principal D. G. McPherson has
stated that the school band will
be -present in full strength to fur-
nish music for the occasion ana
William C. Brooker, state com.
mander of the American Legion,
who will speak at a tri-county
meeting here December 14..
Street Lights to Be
Strung Next Week
Festoons of -Electric Globes Will
Add Much to Holiday Sea-
son In Port St. Joe
.The committee of the Port St.
Joe Business Men's association in
charge of securing the lights to be
strung overhead at the intersec-
tions on Reid avenue, reported
yesterday that the "ockets, bulhs
Mayor J. L. Sharit and Commis- and wire had been pu
sioners B. W. Eells and B. A. that the lights would be put up
Pridgeon guarantee full co-opera-
tion by the city.
Assistance of the chamber of
commerce is taken for granted,
and ministers of the local churches
have been invited to have a part
on the program.
While, of course, the observance
this year will in no way compare
with the elaborate fete staged last
year on the 100th anniversary, at
least it is a start, and each year,
from now on, as the city grows,
there affair can be elaborated upon,
perhaps be developed into a north-
west Florida fair, until finally it
will take its place as one of the
big celebrations of the state.
West Palm Beach Attorney Was
Candidate In Last Guber-
ceive. natorual na
Wouldn't it be a fine thing this
Christmas if every citizen of Port B. F. Paty, West Palm Beach at-
St. Joe would accept the responsl- torney and candidate in the last
ability of giving something to gubernatorial race, announced at
someone less fortunate than him- West Palm Beach Tuesday nigh.
self, and thus help to lighten that that he would run for the gover-
person's load a little? There are norship in next year's election.
always people around us who, His platform, which he said he
through no fault of their own, are believed would contribute greatly
having such a struggle for ex- to the welfare of the state, will be
istence that even a little would offered later.
help so much. "Florida is on the threshold of
We read in the papers of the an era of development and prob-
larger cities where the welfare perity," said Paty. "A co-operative
associations are preparing lists of leadership, free from sectional
the neediest cases that have com, jealousies and bitterness, will coir
to their attention and help is be- tribute greatly to Florida's im-
ing solicited for these. Here In mediate progress."
Port St. Joe the Lions club, the
American Legion and the various ren, cheerless Christmas. Surely
churches are doing likewise to we couldn't enjoy our Christmas
hein these unfortunates. as much if we failed to share our
But these organizations- cannot much or our little with others.
help all who should be remem- Let's make this an unselfish
bered during this greatest period Christmas, remembering the words
of the year. All of us know of of Him whose birthday we are ob-
some child, some man or woman serving,- when He said: "It is
who, unless -some outside help is more blessed to give than to re-
received, will have a rather batv ceive."
.early next week.
Six hundred red, blue and green
bulbs, 600 weatherproof sockets
and approximately 2000 feet of
wire has been purchased and the
work of making ths material up
will be started Saturday.
In addition to crossed strings of
lights at Second, Third and Fourth
streets, .single strands will be
placed at First and Monument,
First and Reid, Fifth and Reid and
at the St. Joe Motor company on
Additional donations made this
week to the fund are: Ed George
$5, Griffin Grocery $5, A Friena
$5, St. Joe Hardware company $Z,
St. Joe Cafe $5, Woco-Pep Station
$2.50, B. E. Parker $5, Thos. iR.
L. Carter $5, George Gaskin $5,
W. S. Love .$1, Clube Cafe $1, It.
S. Carver $5, Danley Furniture
company $5, ChaversFowhand Fur-
niture company $5, Mercer Tread-
well $2.50. St. Joe Furniture com-
pany $5, St. Joe -Sentinel $5, B. W.
Eells $5, Henry Lilius $2.50, Dr.
J. R. Norton $5, H. A. Drake $1,
Gulf Hardware company $5, C. G.
Costin $5, Quality Grocery $5, C.
C. Williams $5, Solomon Dairy
CALDWELL TO WASHINGTON
Congressman Millardi Caldwellof
Milton left Wednesday for Wash-
ington and will be in the capital
until the latter part of December.
of Legion to Speak
At Meeting Here
Delegations from Posts In Neigh-
boring Cities Will Gather In
Port St. Joe December 14
According to word received from
District Commander Clyde May-
hall of Marianna, William C.
Brooker, state commander of the
American Legion, will be in this
section on December 14 and that
arrangements be made for a joint
meeting of the Port St. Joe, Pan-
ama City and Apalachicola posts, in
this city on that date.
Arrangements are now being
made by members of Gulf County
post to .entertain the state com-
mander, and.-the stag .party to hays
been held next Monday at Wewa-
hitcika has been postponed until
that time, -when it will be held in
the Legion hut in this city.
An effort was made by Post
* Commander T. M. Schneider and
members of the Constitution Day
celebration committee to have Mr.
Broker here on December 11, but
he could not change his schedule
'to come here at that time.
All Urged to Buy
County Chairman Asks Everyone
To Show Thanks'0or Health
'By Aiding In Campaign
The annual .sale of Christmas
Seals is underway on all fronts,
with considerable activity in Gulf
county. Ammunition for the fight
against tuberculosis is in the form
of the familiar Christmas seats
which are being mailed througn-
out the county. The following ap-
peal to all to join this army is
made by Mrs. G. A. Patton, chair-
man of the drive in this county:
"The well known writer, Alex-
ander Woolcott truly said: 'The
only kind of war there is any sense
to is the bloodless war on tu-
berculosis. So silly of human be-
ings to fight each other when
their real enemies are stronger,
more numerous, and still uncon-
"There must be no armistice in
this war against tuberculosis until
this disease has been completely
conquered," continued Mrs. Pat.
ton. "Tuberculosis takes the life
of one person every seven and
"If you do not receive a sheet
of seals through the mail or no
one asks you to buy Christmas
seals, ask someone on the com-
mittee to sell you some. Show your
thanks for health by giving to this
With the co-operation of com-
mittees, ministers and newspapers,
information about the 1'939 seal
sale is being given, and "during the
next few weeks it is hoped that
every person in Gulf county will
acquaint himself with the work be-
ing done in prevention and cure
of tuberculosis, and that the in-
terest of the entire county will be
manifest in a large increase in
sales over last year.
H. W. CAMERON DIES
H. W. Cameron, 70, well known
in Port St. Joe and at one time
employed as engineer at the St.
Toe Menhaden corporation plant,
lied Wednesday morning at We-
wahitchka. Funeral services were
held Thursday at the county seat.
P T H
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
BAPTIST MISSIONARY YOUNG LADIES ENTERTAIN
SOCIETY IN PROGRAM THURSDAY EVENING
The regular Royal Service pro- The Misses Lunnette Hammock
gram of the Baptist Missionary so- Murnice Taunton, Elaine Gore anm
city was held at the church Mon- Marigene Smith entertained las
diay afternoon. The meeting was Thursday evening at the home o
opened with the W. M. U. Year Mr. and Mrs.J. M. Smith on Mont
Hymn, followed with the devo- ment avenue.
tional by Mrs. J. D. Baggett and Games, dancing and proms were
prayer by Mrs. Fred Maddox. enjoyed, after which the hostesses
Topic for the afternoon was served hot chocolate and cookies
"What Southern Baptists are Do- to the Misses Melba Nedley,, Elsie
ing In Europe and Africa." Bible Nichols, Gwendolyn Spencer, Allal
study was by Mrs. Baggett. Inter- Mae Darcey, Betty Jo Temple
testing talks were given as fol- Kathleen. Saunders, Shirley Mos%,
lows: "The Great Commission and ley, Martha Hinson and Dorothy
Two Continents," by Mrs. E. B. Trawick and Messrs. Glenn Grims
Dendy; "Southern Baptists In ley, Willard Gilbert, Joe Lilienfeld
Europe," by Mrs. Kate Harrell; Cornelius VanHorn, Ed Hufft, Ro)
"Southern Baptists In Africa," by Gibson, Carlyle Matthews, Howard
Mrs. J. W. Sisemore; "New Be- Taunton, Winston Jones, Jimmle
innings of Nigerian Baptists," by McNeill, Autha Forehand, Cliff
Mrs. W. J. Fillingim. A short Russell, Cornelius Kirkland and
business session was held and William Trawick.
plans made for personal service
work, after which the meeting BENEFIT BRIDGE FOR
was closed with prayer. WOMAN'S CLUB
The art committee of the VWo-
WOMAN'S CLUB PLANS TO man's club held a benefit bridge
GET AUDITORIUM CURTAIN party at the Centennial building
The regular meeting of the Port Tuesday afternoon. The auditor-
St. Joe Woman's club was held in ium was beautifully decorated in
their club room at the Centennial autumn co 1 olrs depicting the
building Wednesday of last weet Thanksgiving season. Hostesses
with Mrs. W. A. Smith, president, for the afternoon were dressed as
in the chair. Following the regular Pilgrims.
business, it was decided for the Fifteen tables were in progress.
chairman of each committee to and at the conclusion of play,
give a party to raise $10 to pay on prizes of a cake, a pie, a quart or
the venetian blinds which have pickled peaches and a jar of jelly
been installed, in the club room. were presented. Delicious refresh-
Plans were made at this time to ments were served by the hos-
sell advertisements on a curtain tesses for the afternoon.
to be 'purchased for the stage of 1 P
the auditorium at the Centennial EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY
building. MEETS WITH MRS. SMITHl
Following the business session The EpiScopal Auxiliary met at
the hostesses for the afternoon the home of Mrs. W. A. Smith on
served soft drinks and sandwiches. Garrison avenue Monday afternoon
with Mrs. Smith Presiding Fow-
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT lowing the regular business and
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gentry are study, final plans were made for
announcing tne arrival of an 8- the parish supper to be held Sat-
pound son on November 27. urday night in the Legion hut, ai-
ter which the meeting was dis-
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davis and missed.
children, Franklin and Faye, spent ^
Sunday in Carrabelle. REV. BEATY LEAVING
CARD OF THANKS Rev. H. F. Beaty, pastor of the
We wish to take this opportun- Presbyterian church, is moving to
Ity to thank our friends for their Tallahassee next week on account
many kindnesses, and for the beau- of Mrs Beaty's health After she
tiful floral offerings at the death improves he plans to take perma-
of our husband, and father. nent work in another state. Thdir
Mrs. W. E. Murdock. address will be El Nido Cottage,
Waring Murdock. Grove Hotel, N. Adams St., Tal-
lahassee. Mr. Beaty will be em-
.. .,- --a aW-a, played while in the capital.
Y our hoI. Lilienfeld made a business
LOurT f O trip to Atlanta, Ga., Sunday, re-
turning Tuesday night.
S Mr. and Mrs. M. '. Tomllnson
spent Thanksgiving in Brunswick
Ga.,, with Elmo Tomlinson and
W. W. Barrier left Wednesday
for Montgomery, Ala., to attend
the Methodist yearly conference.
SHe expects to return today.
Si Mrs. i. W. Smith of Sumatra vis-
i l l ited Saturday and Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith.
L. W. Owens was transacting
Is An Ideal business in the county seat Tues-
Christmas Gift day.
Every recipient of this "per- Miss Clarice Chafin of De-
sonalized" gift will consider Funiak Springs visited in the city
himself lucky, and you'll be Sunday.
saved tedious shopping trip 4
and still have given perfect Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Holley or
gifts. In addition, photographs Blountstown were guests last Fri-
take on increased sentimental day of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davis.
value as the years go by. g r
Make Your Appointment B. A. Cogdill left Saturday to
Now ... Avoid the Rush! spend several days in Gainesville
Poehler Studio : r
Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Miss Doris Davis of Wewa-
hitchka was the week-end guest
of Miss Estelle Dickens.
At the Churches
Tenn., to spend the Thanksgiv:ng
Roy Gibson returned to Barnes-
ville, Ga., Saturday after spending
a week here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. R. Gibson.
Mrs. Joe Bateman of Wewa.
hitchka visited in this city Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Davis of
Blountstown visited in this city
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Guy Little and daughter
were guests Thursday of last week
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Patty Lovett left last Sunday
for Atlanta, Ga., to enter the vet-
erans' hosptlal for treatment.
Joe Sharit, Jr., is spending this
week in Jacksonville.
The greatest of workers, this man
would have been-
The world would have known him
had he ever seen-
But, in fact, he passed on, and he
faded from view, and all that
he left here when living was
through, was a mountain of
things he intended to do-
Customs collections for Florida
continue to show gains, according
to Collector Allie J. Angle, who re-
ports a total of $332,291 for th.
month of October against $279,772
for the same period a year ago.
NEWS "BLUE DANUBE"
TUESDAY, DEC. 5
The Crotolaria genus of plants "Artle Shaw's Class of Swing"
is commonly called "rattle-bot "Big Game Fishing"
because the mature seeds become
loose in the pod. A-&,&,& A
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector
Services at St. James Episcopal
METHODIST CIRCLES church every Sunday evening at
ELECT OFFICERS 7:45 o'clock.
, The circles of the Methodist Church school every Sunday at ___
a Missionary society held a joint 10 o'clock.
t meeting at the church Monday at- Holy Communion services on the
r ternoon to elect officers for the third Sunday at 9:30 a. m. FLOW' ERS AND
:- ensuing year.
The meeting opened with the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH C RSAE S
- devotional, led by Mrs. W. E. Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister CORSAG
s Boyd, and was followed by regu. 9:45 a. m.--Snday School.
s lar business, after which the foi- 11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
Slowing officers were elected: Mrs. 7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.reachg
1 G. A. Patton, president; Mrs. ,. 8:00 m.-Preaching ser e.
SL. Temple, vice-president; Mrs. J. Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
SC. Bradbury, secretary; Mf. m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
SGeorge Suber, treasurer; Mrs. R. 7:30 p. m.
W. Smith, local treasurer; Mrs. -
Roy Gibson, corresponding secre- ASSEMBLY OF GOD
*tary. Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
Plans were made for a Christ- 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
mas party to be held at the home 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
Sof Mrs. J. T. McNeill on December 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service. WOOD F E
18. Program chairmen appointee Prayermeeting every Wednesday WOOD FIBRE FLOWERS
were Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, Mrs. J. night. that cannot be told from the
E. Bounds and Mrs. Temple. METHODIST CHURCH best product of Mother Nature.
*rr r D. E. Marietta, Minister And they keep indefl-
MRS. BILLY ALLEN 18 Services Every Sunday nitely. If they become droopy
HOSTESS AT BRIDGE 18:00 a. i.-Churcn School. you merely place them In the
Mrs. Billy Allen entertained 11:00 a. m.Morning worship. refrigerator and In a brief time
7:30 p. mn--Evening worship.
with two tables of bridge at her they are as good as new.
home on McClellan avenue Tues- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SEE
day evening. Cut flowers were 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
used for decorations in the room 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service. Mrs. W. S. Smith
where tables were placed for play, 8:00 p. m., second and fourth STAR OFFICE PHONE 51
at the conclusion of which high Sundays-Evening services.
and second high prizes were pre-
The hostess served ambrosia in Lodge Notices
orange cups, cookies and coffee to
Mesdames B. J. Hull, Ralph Car-
ter, W. A. Wood, John Sowers, W. Order of Eastern Star
Talley, George Hudson and Rush Meets on second and fourth
Chism. Tuesday of each month in the
7 f Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visa-
MRS. OWENS ENTERTAINS tors who are members are cor-
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUD dially invited to be present. Theater Opens Daily at 1:45 P. M.
The members of the Thursday American Legion Saturday 1:15 p. m. Continuously
Bridge club were entertained this Gulf County Post 116 meets the
week at the home of Mrs. Tom first and third Mondays of each Sunday 1:45
Owens on Long avenue. The dec- month at the Legion Hut. Phone 109 for Program
orations of the living and dining Masonic Lodge
rooms carried out the Thanksgiv- St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second ROY WILLIAMS, Manager
ing motif. Following several pro- and fourth Friday nights at 8:30
gressions, scores were tallied ana o'clock in Masonic hall. SATURDAY, DEC. 2
appropriate prizes presented, after -Double Feature!
which the hostess served delicious TOMORROW
refreshments. HIT NO. 1
WW r He was going to be all that he
W. W. Wadsworth left Saturday wanted to be- GEORGE O'BRIEN
for Tifton, Ga., where he has ac- Tomorrow.
cepted a position as manager of No one should be kinder or braver
the Tifton Hardware store. than he-
SA a Tomorrow.
Miss Carrie Lee Sutton of Apa- A friend who was troubled ana
lachicola was the week-end guest weary, he knew-who'd be 97
of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McNeill at glad of a lift-and who needed
their Indian Pass home. it, too-on him he would, callG
Sand see what he could do-
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone and Tomorrow. -- HIT NO. 2
son, Jessie, spent the week-end In Each morning he stacked up the BORIS KARLOFF in
Gainesville. letters he'd write--
Tomorrow. "MYSTERY OF
Rev. D. E. Marietta and sons, And thoughts of the folks he
wou.d fill with deig ht-- MR. W ONG"
Don and Billy, left Wednesday for would fill with delight- MR. W ONG
Montgomery, where Rev. Marietta Tomorrow.
will attend the annual conference It was too bad, indee',dhe was DICK TRACY CARTOON
of the Methodist church, busy today, and hadn't the MON DEC 3
r l j minute to stop on his way. SUN., MON., DEC. 3-4
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunders "More time I will have to give a S S
lft T d.... fn .i.. ... i others," he'd say- Ii ..
THE STAR, PORT ST. JObE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDAA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939
Closed Season On
Mullet Is Effective
Expect Co-operaton of Fishermer
During Period from Decem-
ber 1 to January 20
Closed season on mullet fishing
is now in effect, according to ar
announcement yesterday by R. L
Dowling, Florida supervisor o:
conservation. The period, extends
from December 1 to January 20.
Supervisor Dowling asks co-op
operation of producing dealers
fishermen and others affected i,
observing the closed period.
"It was due to the splendid co
operation between the fishing In
terests and the field men of the
department last season that a real
closed season was had," he said
"The protection given the mullet
during their spawning time al
ready has begun to show in many
sections where fishermen and deal-
ers are making larger catches oi
larger mullet. They are profuse in
:their praises of the results ob-
The Star gives Gold Stamps
,on subscription payments.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
.AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLOOR
.IDA. ,IN CHANCERY.
HORACE W. SOULE, Plaintiff,
vs, CHARLES H. DOLD, et al, De-
,N 0 T I C E
The State of Florida;
TO.: Charles H. Dold, if alive, and,
if dead, to his unknown heirs, de-
visees, legatees, or grantees;
AND to all persons having, or
claiming, an interest in the fol-
lowing described lands: "Lots six
(6) and eight (8) in Block fifty-
one (51) of the City of Port St.
Joe, according to the official map
on file in the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, said map showing said
lots to be lying in and a part of
that part of Section 1, Township
-. South, Range .11 West, lying
South of the right-of-way of the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
Horace W. Soule, having filed In
this Court his sworn bill of com-
plaint in this suit, the nature and
purpose of which is to determine
the title of the plaintiff to the
land hereinabove described to be
a good and sufficient absolute fee
simple title, to have all claims and
interests of the defendants, and
each of them, in and to said land
passed upon and determined; to
remove clouds upon the plaintiff's
title to said land; to quiet and
confirm the plaintiff's title there-
to, and in which bill of complaint,
the plaintiff stated mat he believes
there are persons interested in the
land herein involved and herein-
above described whose names are
unknown to him, and having fur-
ther named therein certain per-
sons as known by name to him,
the said plaintiff, but as not known
by him, the said plaintiff, whether
they or any of them are dead or
alive, and as believed by him, the
said plaintiff, if living to be inter-
ested in the property and prem-
ises herein involved and herein-
above described, and if dead to
have been interested therein;
AND having made all persons
having or claiming any interest
upon the above described land
party defendant to the said bill
AND having demanded from the
'Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and
for Gulf County, Florida, the mak-
ing of an Order requiring such
persons and parties to appear to
his said bill of complaint upon a
day not less than twenty-eight
days, nor more than sixty days
from the date of the making or
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED,
That each and every the defend-
ants above named, designated anid
specified, are hereby required to
appear herein to the plaintiff's
bill of complaint herein filed on
the 4th day of December, 1939,
and that this Order be published
in "The Star," a newspaper pub-
lished in Gulf County, Florida,
once a week- for four con ecutTve
WITNESS my.hand as Clerk and
the seal of said Court, this 2nd
day of November, 1939, at Wewa-
hitchka in the County and State
J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf Ccuntv, Florida
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.,
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 12-1
Old Maid Coming
To Port Sunday
George O'Brien In "The Fightinc
Gringo" Saturday; Edward G.
i "The Old Maid," starring Bette
. Davis, Miriam Hopkins and George
f Brent, which plays at the Port
i theater Sunday and Monday, is
said to be something extra special
- in the field of cinematic art.
, Manager Roy Williams states
* that this is not a picture for chil-
dren. As has been made somewhat
- widely known in news stories, the
- old maid of the title is a maid in
9 name only, the child who grows
I up to regard her as a straight-
. laced aunt being in fact her daugh-
ter. illegitimate issue of her fleet-
-ing but earnest union with a young
man subsequently killed in the
- Civil War. Effects of the supposed
f old maid's successful effort to con-
ceal her true relationship to the
-child, upon her own personality
and that of her cousin whom the
child learns, to love as a mother ,
Share traced vividly throughout thu
major portion of the picture which
ends with the child happily wed.
Naturally, the picture is sombre,
a fine study of frustration, of con-
flicting emotions, of unnatural
suppressions which blight two lives
f or the sake of a third.. It paints
with utter lucidity a period and
the social code of that period. It
tells a sad story brilliantly.
"The Fighting Gringo"
Saturday night's picture is "The
Fighting Gringo," with Georg-
O'Brien in the title role. It deals
with unscrupulous land thieves
who forced owners of Spanish
grants to abandon their land, and
with one group of a band of men
who made their living by hiring
out their guns. The film presents
O'Brien in a role somewhat dif-
ferent from his usual characteriza-
tions-that of a Robinhood vaga-
"Blackmail,'' with Edward G.
Robinson in the stellar role, play-
ing at the Port theater Wednesday,
December 6, is a grim pictur..
Robinson, fugitive from justice yet
for years an expert oil well fire
fighter, is double crossed by a
thief, Ramey, who committed the
crime for which he was jailed. Re-
turned to the chain gang, brutal
tortures shatter his courage but
do not dim his resolution for re-
As Ramey grows rich on the
profits of the oil well discovered
by Robinson, his (Robinson's) wite
is driven to poverty. Robinson, a
mad man, smashes loose from cap-
tivity and eluding pursuit catches ,
up with Ramey, and on the brim
of a blazing oil well inferno forces
him to confess.
NEW CHAIN LETTER
The outbreak of war in Europe
seems to have revived that chain
letter business again (or at least
that's about the only place we can
figure to place the blame) for the
editor of The Star yesterday re-
ceived the following letter:
If You Want a Harem
This chain was started in Reno
in the hope of bringing happiness
to all. Unlike most chains, this one
does not cost you any money.
Send a copy of this letter to five
male friends, then bundle up your
wife and send her to the person
who heads the list. When your
name works up to the top of the
list you will receive 15,175 women.
Have faith! Do not let the chain
break! Let the good work go on!
The discovery of a human skull
Wood Recipient of
At 'Special Extraordinary Session'
Called By Speaker Pro-tem
Burks At Gainesville
That "special extraordinary ses-
sion" of the house of representa-
tives, called Saturday by John S.
Burks, speaker pro-tem, for the
purpose of completing "certain un-
finished business," and which
stirred up so much talk over the
state, turned out to be a love-
Forty-one representatives were
in attendance at the meeting hela
Saturday in Gainesville at which
a framed resolution was presented
to Speaker G. Pierce Wood as the
"unfinished business." The resolu-
tion praising Wood's leadership
was not formally presented during
the session of the legislature, due
to the rush attending the final
Upon accepting the resolution,
Wood declared history will accord
the 1939 house a high place be-
cause its members established a
precedent of looking at both sides
of a question and respecting the
views of opponents.
"If that spirit is followed," he
said, "Florida will take its place
at the head' of the parade of
----- .. -----.
State Offer Slate
Present Candidates For
Major Offices In 1940
Closing a two-day executive ses-
sion in Jacksonville, Republicans
of Florida announced they would
have candidates for United States
senator, governor congressman
from the Fourth district and other
Receiving official approval to
seek the Republican nomination
for U. S. senator was Miles R.
Draper of Tampa. If nominated in
the May primary or automatically
gets the nomination through lack
of a party opponent, he will run
against the Democratic nominee in
the 1940 general election.
John F. Walker of Daytona
Beach was endoFs'd for governor
of Florida, and John Norman oi
Dade county will ask the Republi-
can nomination for the office or
representative from the Fourth
congressional district. The office
is now held by Pat Cannon of
The Republicans said one or
their chief efforts would be to
stop registration officers from
"trying to talk Republicans into
voting for Democrats." They said
the practice is iiTegal but had been
common in Florida in past years.
Sam was being implored by a
church committee of brethren to
contribute to a special fund the
church was trying to raise, but
Sam was obdurate.
"Well," said one of the broth-
ers with a clincher of an argu-
ment, "don't yo' all think you owes
de Lawd anything?"
"Oh, ah sure does," said Sam,
"only He ain't pressing' me like
mah other creditors is."-Phila-
Florida issued 28,285 fishing 11-
censes last year and collected
$67,517 in fees. The number of li-
censes issued shows a marked In-
crease over the previous year. in-
has aroused considerable interest dicating greater interest in sport
among scientists working in ol, fishing.
shell mounds near St. Augustine.
Archeologists believe the specimen Florida has the second largest
to be over 1000 years old. Dr. W. turpentine and resin exporting
J. Winter of the Carnegie Institu- port in the world. It is Jackson-
tion termed it one of the most un- ville, exceeded only by Savannan,
usual skulls he had ever seen. Georgia.
Negro School Here PURCHASES CABINS
To Be WPA Project Mrs. Anna L. Forehand Cooper
has purchased ten small cabin)
Roy Schroder, state WPA ad- located in Highland View. from
ministrator, last Friday approved the St. Joe Lumber company. She
a project in Port St. Joe for the is having them moved from their
erection of a four-room negro present location back of the lum-
school at a total cost of $8,515, di- ber company to her property in
vided $5,549 WPA funds and $2,242 the Gaulding Subdivision.
sponsor funds. ----- -----
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939
THE STAR, PORT STr. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA~
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRiDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879. -
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
A HEART-TO-HEART TALK
The editor of The Star has been soliciting
merchants this week for Christmas advertis-
ing, and in most instances the reply has been
"It's to early to advertise Christmas goods-
let's wait until the week before Christmas."
Mr. Merchant, doesn't it occur to you that
if you started telling people about what you
have a few weeks before the final rush you
might hold more business in Port St. Joe?
Surely you are not satisfied to get only the
last-minute business-to sell the people only
the things they forgot to get when they were
in Panama City, Apalachicola, Tallahassee or
Merchants in these surrounding cities al-
ready are advertising their holiday wares on
a large scale. You know you have bought a
lot of holiday goods, but the public won't
ever know it unless you tell them. Tell the
people here in Port St. Joe what you've got
before they buy their stuff elsewhere.
Perhaps we have a mercenary interest in
this matter, because advertising is our stock
in trade and we want to sell more ofit. But
doesn't it occur to you that both of us par-
ticipate in the benefits of every dollar's worth
of trade that is kept at home?
Loads of mail order catalogs, at an average
cost of $1.08 each, have already been dis-
tributed here, showing Christmas goods..Why
not try to keep some of the business from
going to the mail order houses this season
by telling the people they can find what they
want at the home stores?
Not such a bad thought, is it?
BUY SEALS AND HELP OTHERS
Today and tomorrow we will be receiving
through the mail sheets of the 1939 Christmas
Seal, the seal to finance a program of tubercu-
losis prevention and control. Here is an op-
portunity for those of us who are in good
health to insure its continuance. And here is
an opportunity to assist others to share in
that good health.
These brightly-colored little stamps aid a
cause which is concerned chiefly with those
persons who have to count their own pennies
carefully. The money realized from their sale
is spent wisely and thriftily in fighting this
The Christmas Seal idea is sound year af-
ter year. It cuts into spending budgets but
little; it decorates and makes more festive
the whole Yule season; it provides true prom-
ise of great joy for people who are ill and
who in this stimulating season can find little
"Protect Your Home from Tuberculosis" is
the slogan of this year's campaign. We have
come far in the fight against the disease. Let
us be thankul that we can help finish the job
and bring the eradication of tuberculosis
Better carry your drivers' license with you
at all times. We understand that Sheriff Byrd
Parker's office has been instructed to make
a check-up on drivers and learn who has
failed to secure permits. Pay your fifty cents
now and maybe save a $25 fine.
How's your Christmas shopping progress-
WE NEED THIS I
We yould like to suggest that the Busi-
ness Men's association appoint a committee
of three or four members-preferably hard-
boiled ones-to protect local business houses
against the "snow-birds" who come to Flor-
ida at this time of year with various adver-
tising schemes, such as clocks, church pro-
grams and thermometers.
When one of these promoters comes into
town, inform him that he will be required to
place his proposition before this committee,
and if it meets with their approval, he may
start selling. This discourages most of them
at the beginning, and generally they leave
the city uttering maledictions against such
This type of'advertising, unlike newspaper
advertising which is an invited guest into the
homes of subscribers, is seen by few, and
those who do read it once pass it by on fu-
ture occasions. Money spent in this manner
goes out of the community forever, while
money spent for advertising in the home town
paper immediately goes back into circulation
-and the continual circulation of dollars is
the lifeblood of any community.
* If any civic organization or church in Port
St. Joe desires to put over something along
these lines, the editor of The Star will gladly
co-operate, and in this manner the organiza-
tion, instead of receiving perhaps forty per
cent of the revenue, would receive at. least
eighty per cent and all the money would stay:
BUY CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT HOME
There remains but three weeks before
Christmas. It isn't too early to begin thinking
of the many gifts you'll have to buy if you
want to remember everybody from Uncle
Hezekiah on down the line to that newest
nephew who was born only last week.
And, when you start making out your list
and looking around for gifts-be sure to visit
the stores right here in Port St. Joe first.
You'll be agreeably surprised at the arrange-
ments your local merchants are making this
year to take care of your Christmas shopping
needs. Why not give the local merchants a
,break this season-buy from them rather
-han from mail order houses and concerns in
neighboring cities. They're the sort of fel-
lows who will appreciate your business.
There must be something about being gov-
ernor of Florida that destroys men's sense
of reason, says the Sanford Herald. Now you
take John Martin. He thought he could be
elected senator because he had once been
elected governor. Then came Carlton with
the same mistaken idea. Dave Sholtz tried it.
And now Governor Cone, still unable to profit
from the example of others who have gone
before him, marches up to the slaughtering
block. Florida has a law that a governor may
not use his office to perpetuate himself In
that office. It has an unwritten law that he
can't use it as a stepping stone to the United
States senate either.
A middle west editor announced to his sub-
scribers last week that the big need of his
community was a $630,000 rain. A $630,000
rain, he explained, is a million dollar rain less
the income tax.-Mulberry Press.
Both radio and newspapers are useful-the
radio to give us the football scores when the
games end, and the newspapers to put the
scores in print and stop the arguments.-
The way gubernatorial candidates are
emerging from the woods, it begins to look
like each of the 67 counties in Florida will
be represented in the forthcoming race.
The country may have been divided on the
Thanksgiving question, but it apparently is
united on what is the greatest national bless-
Swing music may be dying, according to
some, but it's making an awful death rattle.
THERE'S THAT MAN AGAIN
S ITC-M SLOW-DOWM t S1MlK s 1TAKE PLACB'CF
OU)TLAW&ED. 5I-D 6WNWt4 jjWjl <.,1s
What would Christmas be with-
out fruitcake? Now is the proper,
time to make them, in order thai
they may age a bit before the
Yuletide arrives, for a fruitcake
is never as delicious when freshly
baked as it is when properly aged.
The following recipe, all ingreda-
ents for which may be obtained
at the Griffin Grocery, makes sur-
ficient for 20 small cakes or three
2 lbs. currants
2 Ibs. seedless
% lb. chopped
% lb. chopped
1 lb. chopped
2 cups sherry or
2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
, cup (6-ounce
4% cups sifted
% tsp. salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsps. allspice
% tsp. nutmeg
2 tsps. cloves
1 lb. chopped
1% lbs. broken
2 tbsps. vanilla
Combine fruits, add sherry or
fruit juice. Cover and let stand
overnight. Sift together three
times flour, spices and salt. Cream
shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Add jelly and mix thoroughly.
Beat eggs and add to creamed mix-
ture alternately with flour mix-
ture. Add nuts and fruits, a small
amount at a time. Add flavoring.
Bake in greased, paper-lined Ioar
pans in slow oven (300 to 325 de-
grees F.). Bake large cakes three
hours, small individual cakes one
hour. Cool cakes in pans. When
cold, glaze and garnish with can-
died fruits if desired.
Hodges Is Elected Mayor
By Apalachicola Voters
With 427 votes cast in the city
election last week at Apalachicola,
J. H, Hodges was elected mayor,
Sand Dwight Marshall and J. P.
Coombs chosen as city commlb-
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
J just been reading' where the
airplane business is getting' brisk,
and the factories are expecting'
business to add up to maybe
around a billion dollars. And it
was on the front page-and it sure
But what kinda stumps me, it
is how we pay any attention to a
triflin' one billion. One billion is
chicken :ftd. Every day in tue
week we can read about bigger
figgers, like 3 or 4 billion which
the government is going' in ths
hole. In fact, the national debt
Just the other day passed the 45
billion dollar mark-and we don't
blink an eye.
We crave the new news. We
bigger the pick-up in airplanes is
the main thing, arfd we don't
bother about liow it is offset and
diluted with deficits. It fs kinda
like the rabbit sausage which my
old friend Pogie Bill tells about.
This rabbit sausage, it was quite
popular. And a customer inquirer
if it was really 100 per cent rab-
bit. And the butcher, he says, well,
no, not exactly-it has a little
horse meat in it. I figure, he says,
you might call it maybe some-
where around 50-50-one horse and
Yours with the low down,
State Fair Premium
Catalog Is Mailed Out
Offering $40,000 in cash premi-
ums, Florida State Fair's annual
exhibition catalog, silver anniver-
sary edition, is now being mailed
to 26,000 prospective exhibitors at
the 1940 exposition which opens
in Tampa January 30 for an in-
Silver coated covers symbolical
of the fair's 25th anniversary maKe
the 1940 edition the most attrac-
tive premium book ever issued by
sioners. the association. Every product in-
Final count for mayor revealed digenous to Florida's agricultural
Hodges with 271 votes, and W. S.
Dobbins, 150. For city commft-
sioners, Marshall, 262; Coombs,
222; Nick George, 175; Georg,
Keith, 90; J. A. Steely, 56; G. b.
Truman, 27; W. J. Lovett, 6 write-
First Mechanic.: "Which do you
prefer, leather or fabric uphols-
Second Meclanic: "I like fab-
ric; leather is too hard to wipe
your hands on."--Chelsea Record.
and industrial activities are i;;-
eluded in the listings for which
cash awards will be paid.
Judge: "Do you consider the de-
fendant a reliable tnan? Has he a
good reputation for truth and ver-
Witness: "Well, to be honest
with you, your honor, that man
has to get somebody else to call
his hogs at feeding time. They
won't believe him."
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939
Chamber of Commerce
Will Meet December 4
There will be a general meeting
of the membership of the Port St.
Joe Chamber of Commerce in the
Masonic hall at 7:30 p. m., Decem-
ber 4. This is the first meeting
since October 2, and all are -re-
quested to be present. Committee
appointments will be read at this
CABIN KIDS COMING TO PORT DECEMBER 15
-, -, -, ,-,, ,., ,- - - - -T -
Editor-in-Chief. Margie Kirkland
Asst. Editor.....David Maddox
SSociety Editor...Evelyn Tharpe
Joke Editor.......Earl Brown
Reporters .............. Paul
SJohnson and Lillian Chandler
SSees All, Knows. All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-5-acre tracts of good
farm land near Port St. Joe; $It4
down, $10 month. No interest
charged if monthly payments are
made promptly. Address Box AM
c/o The Star. 11-17-3t
FOR RENT-Half house on water-
front in town; reasonable. St.
Joseph Land & Development Co.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR RENT-South side duplex
apartment; 5 rooms; private
bath; hot and cold water. See
Dr. L. H. Bartee. 1*
ROOMS FOR RENT
IF YOU have a room for rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying...
Try it today. tf
101ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE
SIGNING OF FLORIDA'S FIRST
CONSTITUTION, DEC. 11-We
have a few copies left of "The
Rise and Decline of the Old City
of St. Joseph." Read up on local
history! These are bound with
kraft paper from one of the first
test runs of the St. Joe Paper?
Co. mill. Available at 15 cents
per copy, 2 for 25 cents. Call
at The Star office.
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Hundreds have tried them and
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PANAMA CITY, FLA.
JUNIORS IN CHARGE OF REV. WATTENBARGER
THANKSGIVING CHAPEL CONDUCTS PROGRAM
Last Friday the junior class pra- A short devotional program was
sented a Thanksgiving program in held in the auditorium Thursday
chapel with Elaine Gore as an- morning of last week with the
nouncer. The program follows: Rev. Wattenbarger, Baptist state
Song, "Oh, God, I Thank Thee," evangelist, and Rev. J. W. Sise-
by Vilura Straus, Lunnette Ham- more in charge.
mock, Gwendolyn Spencer and The program was opened with
Murnice Taunton. the entire student body singing
Play, "Thanks at Last," with "All Hail the Power" and "On-
the following characters: Rose, ward Christian Soldiers." Rev.
(daughter of rich woman) Betty Wattenbarger gave an interesting
Jo Temple; Mother, Betty Dar- talk on "You Owe the World a
cey; Mary (daughter of poor wo- Man."
man), Willie Lee Beard; Mother, The student body as a whole
Naomi Parker, and other members enjoyed the talk and hope that he
of the junior class, will come again.
Trombone solo, "Thanksgiving
Sohg," Cornelius VanHorn. SURPRISE PARTY
"Beer Barrel Polka," by junior HONORS ED HUFFT
orchestra consisting of Corneliun Edward Hufft, one of our senior
Kirkland, drums; Jim Weatherly,' boys, was honored with a surprise
clarinet; Jimmy McNeill, mello- birthday party this week at the
phone, and Cornelius VanHorn, home of Miss Shirley Mozely. He
trombone. received many lovely presents. De.
Concluding the program was "A licious refreshments were served
Merry Life," by the entire group, and the group of young people
Principal D. G. McPherson tola then went dancing.
everyone that school would be out Those present were Florence
Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Facione, Margie Kirkland, Elsie
Nichols, Vilura Strauss, Marianne
LUNCHROOM Lewis, Jewell Lewis, Shirley Mozb
The WPA and the Parent-
Teachers association are sponsor-
ing a lunchroom for the under-
privileged children attending the
Port St. Joe public schools. Prin-
cipal D. G. McPherson has asked'
everyone to bring a cup, a spoon
or a bowl for this project. Tickets
will be issued to the underprivil-
eged children and anyone else de-
siring to eat in the lunchroom will
be charged ten cents.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF-
John were a pathway instead of
Earl were white instead ow
Joe were a field of roses instead
of a field of lilies (Lilienfeld)?
Max were a good-natured ox in-
stead of a Madd-ox?
Betty Jo were a cdeek instead
)f a Temple?
Willie Lee were a mustache in-
stead of a Beard?
Joe would take it away instead
Paul James were a merchant
instead of a Farmer?
Preston were brown instead of
Luther was emptier instead of
DID YOU KNOW THAT-
J. L.'s latest heart-trob is A.
V. S. and C. IC. ar-e doing O.K.?
E. T.'s heart-trob is coming here
A senior girl, a junior girl and
a sophomore girl made ice cream
Woman: "I sent my boy to you-.
store for two pounds of plums and
I got only a pound and; a half.
Your scales must be wrong."
Fruit Dealer: "My scales are all
right. Have you weighed your
Tourist (at road side spring):
"Is this cup sanitary?'
Native: "Must be everybody
A beggar approached a man and
asked for a dollar.
Victim: "Seems to me you have
a pretty big idea in asking for:R
ly, Eva Meserve, Mrs. Toby, EC
Hufft, Charles Stucky, Corneliu-
Kirkland. Paul Johnson, Maurice
Burch, Al Schneider, Carl Kelly
and Mr. Toby.
(From examination papers)
A naturalist is a man who
The milky way is where the cow
landed that jumped over the moon.
A coquette is what you make
out of chicken on Monday.
William Tell was a man who
told everything he knew.
A buttress is a female goat.
Horse sense is stable thinking.
Dirt is mud with the water
Epistles are wives of apostles.
Bacteria is the back door of a
COMING TO PORT
Edward G. Robinson who comes
to the Port theater next Wed-
nesday in "Blackmail."
EXPECT TO ATTEND
STATE C. OF C. MEET
Mrs. B. E. Kenney, Sr., and J.
L. Kerr expect to attend the Flor-
ida State Chamber of Commerce
meeting at Tampa on December 4
and 5. Mr. Kerr is a member of
the board of directors of the body.
Among speakers will be C. C.
Conway, chairman of the board of
the Continental Can company;
Charles Green, director of promo-
tion, New York World's Fair; Ma-
jor General D. C. Emmons, com-
manding general of GHQ air force,
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Comforter
and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller re-
One of the new sensations in the ences with their harmony singing
entertainment field the Cabin -will appear in person on the
Kide, who have been amazing stage of the Port theater soon.
radio, screen and vaudeville audlI Watch for the date.
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT Prince Murat and his wife rest
Whereas, it has pleased God, in in the Episcopal cemetery at Tal-
His infinite mercy and wisdom, to lahassee. The prince was the son
remove from our midst our dearly of the king of Naples and. nephew
beloved brother and fellow mem.'of the Emperor Napoleon.
*"r. Wrllis Eldridge Murdock, the
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com- ..... --
merce desires to express the feel- SOLOMON S
ing of great loss that lhas come to SM. Nv. 4
this organization, and to convey Pasteurze
its extreme sympathy to the sor Paste ri
rowing family. M IL
Mr. Murdock was a charter
member of the chamber from its Pasteurized for Your Protection.
inception in February, 1938. He
was a loyal and sincere member, .
lending his wise counsel to man-
important undertakings. He was a
genial character and an upright '
citizen, kindly in his disposition, ^ :
and a friend to all who knew him,
and his loss leaves a void in the
hearts of all that can never be -
It is ordered by the board or ,,
directors that this expression be -" _.
given the local newspapers ana
that a copy'be spread upon the BEST FOR PURITY,
minutes of the chamber of corn- QUALITY and TASTE
T. E. Fisher, President.
T. W. Wilson, Secretary.
WOMAN COUNTY JUDGE
Miss Evelyn Carmichael of Chip-
ley was appointed county judge of
Washington county last week by
Governor Cone. She succeeds her
father, who died recently.
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We can show you proofs and deliver the
job the same day. No letter to
write, no packages to cart from the
postoffice-just a telephone call to our
office and we do the rest.
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"Your Home Town Newspaper"
PHONE 51 PORT ST. JOE
Beggar: "Well, sir, I'm putting turned Saturday from a week's
all my begs in one ask it." hunting trip to Willis Swamp.
-rHE STAR, POkT. s-r. JOrz, GULF C.OONTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. DECEMBER to 11930 "
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C. of C. Asks Thatli .
City Be Kept Cean T POCKETBOOK
Appeals to Pride of Residents OW LEDGE
:g f 0ln < -:L ,b
Keeping Streets, Alleys and
S Lots Free of Rubbish
EnglisirUrges Early .CARS COLLIDE....
Ent gli si-IrUrgef s Early A
A A Ctr lel. of the ..St. Joseph Tele-
Buiying of Ca l TagS phone and Telegraph company,
Sivcln by T. S. Singletary, an&
the sedan of Alton. McKeitheu
Would Aid In Wiping Out State collided at the intersection of
Deficit In the Teachers c a the i or
Deficit In the Teachers o g avenue and Third street
.Salary Fund Wednesday morning. The front or
the truck was damaged and. tha
Automobile owners in Florida side of McKeithen's car smashed.
are urged by State Superintendent Both cars drove away under their
Col'n Engishh to wipe out the stateown power.
deficit in the teachers salary fund_ ___ __
by purchase of auto licesne tag, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Kenney, Sr.,
early ii December. are spending several days this
The teachers salary fund of week i New Orleans.
Gulf c:iinty was $8,350 short on
.November 15, and an additional r
$4,771 will be due this county from
the state on December 15. An IDEAL GIFT
Payment of teachers' salaries
will be on a sound financial basi, for the Home!
before the Chr'stmas holidays ir
motorists who have been buying
tags in January will make their
purchase early in December. The
tng number on each car will ide.-
tify early buyers, and English
urges motorists to take pride In
display of these "honor roll" num- ,
Receipts from tag sales are ea--
marked for the state teachers sal-
nry fund. which is apportioned to
the counties on a basis of school
attendance. Tag revenue comprised :
70 per cent of the state's total aid'
for schools last year.
The budget for Gulf county
shows that teachers are under
contract to receive $36,744 this 1 9 -0 H .
year,..and funds due from the state NEW AIR-CONDITIONED
for paying these teachers will FIN-GRID REFRIGERATOR
amount to $36,264. Additional stat-4
aid will be received for transpor- P
station of pupils. Py m
Mrs. C. L. Wattenbargar and
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Cone and
twin daughters of Bonifay spent
Thanksgiving in this city with the
Rev. C. L. Wattenbarger who is
,conducting a revival at the Bap-
Miss Kathleen Saunders has ac-
cepted a position as stenographer i
in the office of the St. Joe Lurnm-
.or and Export company.
planned--get much morel The
smart new BOHN gives you
the benefit of ICE reirigela-
tionl Plenty of crystal-dear
ice cubes-foods keep fresher,
icer, flavorful--little need
far -ula covered dishes r
ST. JOE ICE
At a meeting of the board of di-
rectors of the Port St. Joe Cham-
ber of Commerce held Thursday
evening of last week at the Por,
Inn, a request was presented from
Mayor J. L. Sharit asking that the
chamber sponsor a cleaner city.
Throwing of papers on the streets
and piling up of debris behind the
store buildings and in back yards
was the principal points brought
The secretary of the chamber
issiued the following statement ia
regard to this:
"Now that the business section
has been improved by the paving
of Reid avenue, the city appears
to the greatest advantage that it
has to date, and keeping the rub.
bish off will add to its appeal to
all, and especially be more im-
pressive to visitors.
"One way to increase population
is to show a proper public spirit
and appreciation of the advantages
of clean surroundings. The recent.
mowing of the grass on the down-
town vacant lots is a step in the
right direction, but not in itself all
"The chamber of commerce en-
dorses everything that is good for
the city, and asks that the news-
papers take up this matter with
frequent appeals until the import-
ance of cleanliness in our city be-
comes the first duty of all it's
citizens, in both the residential
and business sections."
Seldon Cogdill left Wednesday
for Chattanooga, Tenn., to visit
his family over the Thanksgiving
John Lane returned Sunday from
Gainesville, where he spent the
Miss Shirley Hidalgo of New Or-
leans was the guest Sunday of her
brother, Stanley Hidalgo.
Come in see thiu
latest 1940 Philco dur
ing our celebration of
10 years of
According to figures sent out by
the state department of agricul-
ture, Gulf county used 48,611 gal-
lons of gasoline and 7,227 gallons
of kerosene during the month of
October. Total consumption for
the state during the month was
26,410,848 gallons of gasoline and
3,161,957 gallons of kerosene.
The Misses Dorothy and Eliza-
beth Bowman of Marlanna were
the week-end guests of Miss Betty
Trade at home-your local mer-
chants have just what you want.
The funeral procession was mo'.
ing along the village street when
Uncle Abe stepped out of a store.
He hadn't heard the news.
"Who they buryin' today?" he
"Poor old Tite Harrison," said
"Tite Harrison? Is he dead"
"You don't think we're rehears-
ing with him, do you?" snapped
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Robertsoa
are spending Thanksgiving in Tal-t
lahassee, guests of -Mrs. Robert-'
gives you All 3
1 "PLUC IN AND PLAY"
CONVENIENCE. No Aeril
2 NEW PURITY OF TONE.
Greater Freedom from
Power Line Noise and
Man-Made Static I
3 SUPER-POWER. EvenFor.
* eign Reception Without
an Outside Aerialt
You get ALL 3 with thePhile
Built-in Super Aerial Sysfent
of w, urajfo dixg ha.
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Bi Tad agn' Aio' ia 1
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