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VOLUME III PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1939 NUMBER 9
Local Stores Are Filled With Christmas Gifts
Harbor Hearing Held Here
Brings Out Important Data
Plans Being Made
For Christmas Tree
Together With Street Lights Will
Make Business District the
Quintessence of Yuletide
It is planned this year to again
hold a community Christmas tree
in the vacant lot on Reid avenue
opposite the postoffice. It is ex-
pected that the tree will be put in
place and the lights turned on to-
day or tomorrow. No donations
will be solicited, but anyone wish-
ing to add a few lights or decora-
tions may do so.
A program is being prepared, to
be presented Saturday evening,
December 23, and anyone desiring
to take part with a song, musical
selection, etc., is asked, to contact
Secretary T. W. Wilson at once
at the chamber of commerce o-
fice. Churches of the city are in-
vited to assist in making this pro-
gram represent the real spirit of
With this gaily lighted and dec-
Sorated tree and the overhead col-
ored lights, Port St. Joe should
fairly radiate the Yule spirit. The'
Electricity for the tree and the
street lights is being furnished
free of cost by the Florida Power
Will Be Presented
On Christmas Eve At Baptist
Church By Members of
Members of the choir and con-
gregation of the Baptist church
are working on a Christmas Can-.
tata to be presented Christmas
Eve at the church in connection
with the annual White Christmas
and student night, and' they ex-
tend a cordial invitation to the
public to attend at that time.
Rev. C. L. Wattenbarger, state
evangelist for the Baptist church,
who recently concluded a revival
here, will be present to deliver a
St. Joe Furniture
Has Big Sale Going
The St. Joe Furniture company
last week opened a big pre-Christ-
mas sale which will continue right
S-up until old St. Nick comes to
They are offering some of the
finest furniture available on small
down payments and easy terms to
their many customers, and are ex-
tending an invitation to everyone
to stop in at their store and look
over their stock secured especially
fdrTBI Yuletide titrdeA
NECESSITY FOR 'IMPROVING
CHANNELS PRESENTED TO
Approximately fifty representa-
tive citizens and business men
from this city, neighboring cities
and points as far distant as Gal-
veston, Texas, and Pittsburg, Pa.,
gathered at the Port Inn Tuesday
afternoon in a hearing before Cot.
R. Parks and staff from the U. S.
engineer's office at Mobile regard-
ing the improvement and mainten-
ance of the south channel in St.
Joseph's Bay and widening and
deepening the existing channel.
Mayor J. L. Sharit acted as
chairman and presented the first
batch of statistics showing the ns-
cessity for the proposed improve-
ments and the benefits to be de-
rived from them.
Letters and' telegrams from Con-
gressman Millard Caldwell, Sena-
tors Claude Pepper and Charles O.
Andrews, endorsing the improve-
ments were read and placed in the
Statistics filed with Col. Parks
indicated that it was anticipated,
from present traffic, that the local
port would handle approximately
1;794,750 tons of commerce during
the next twelve-month, consisting
mainly of products from the paper
mill, salt cake, lumber, Fuller's
earth, pig iron, cotton, navai
stores and minor miscellaneous
It was stated that wklening and
deepening of the channel woula
result in a saving of something
like a million dollars in the handl-
ing of this tonnage.
M. P. Ball, general manager of
the Sabine Transportation com-
pany, which brings fuel oil to the
St. Joe 'Paper company, stated
that his company finds it impos-
sible to bring ships in at full
draught and would like to see the
channel deepened and widened tn
order that larger vessels with a
greater draught could enter the
harbor He stated that the Pure
Oil company at present had a ton-
nage coming to this port of about
200,000 tons which probably would
be increased to 500,000 if a safe
draught of 30 feet could be pro-
J. E. Fisher, president of the
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
merce and agent for the Bull Line
here, stated that he was intei-
ested in an increase of tonnage,
particularly pig iron, cotton, lum-
ber, naval stores and other proa-
ucts from the interior, with a con-
sequent flow of materials through
this port to the interior. He said
that an effort is being made it
co-operation with the traffic de-
partment of the Apalachicola Nor-
thern railroad to bring additional
traffic here and that recently
rates on pig iron from Birming-
ham to Port St. Joe had been es-
tablished and rates on canned
goods to River Junction and that
i Co n t i -a-'S..,, --r.,,jkh
Ct tion Day MERCHANTS OF PORT ST. JOE, DISPLAYING
Constitu ion Day FINE LINE OF GOODS, INVITE PEOPLE
SObserved Here TO TRADE AT HOME THIS YEAR
Is Observed Here
BRIEF CEREMONY MARKS THE The stores of Port St. Joe are filled with gifts fo
101ST ANNIVERSARY OF all needs, all ages and all pocketbooks at this Christ-
101ST ANNIVERSARY OF
0SIGNING OF DOCUMENT mas season, and the merchants are telling of the
SIGNING OF DOCUMENT varied wares in this special three-color edition of T
Star, your home-town newspaper.
Port St. Joe observed Florida These ideal gifts range from the most intimate r
Constitution Day last Monday with membrances that women love to the thousand and o
brief ceremonies commemorating accessories that make home a place of" comfort.
the 101st anniversary of the sign- With every passing day, Port St. Joe becomes mor
ing of the state's first constitution a shopping center of an ever-widening trade area
at old St. Joseph in 1838. The streets are lined with local cars as well as from
Gulf County Post, American Le- our neighboring cities. More and more the buying
gion held a flag-raising ceremony public is realizing the advantages of trading wi
at the Centennial building in the Port St. Joe merchants.
morning, and in the evening the If you have any doubt as to the quality of merch
Port St. Joe high school band ren- dise on display in the local stores, all you have to
ered several numbers from the is go shopping. You will find plenty of suggestions
stage in the auditorium of the for gifts, from mere trifles to the most breath-ta g
building preceding an address by luxuries.
G. Pierce Wood, speaker of the If you do not want to work yourself up to a fe
house during the last session of ish collapse at the foot of your Christmas tree,
the state legislature. should start shopping now instead of waiting un
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., acting as the Saturday before Christmas. Remember, you" have ."
master of ceremonies in the ab- but eight actual shopping days until Christmas!
sence of J. L. Sharit who had an In a tour of the stores we found everything that
engagement in connection' with goes tb make foiL. joyous Yuletide. For the children
the harbor hearing Tuesday, an- we-found a wonderful assortment of dolls in all prie
nounced that the 101st observance' ranges. Boys' toys and gifts are featured, and prac-
of the signing of the state's first tical gifts for boy or girl to wear may be found
organic law was being sponsored several of the stores. For' the older boys and gi
by the St. Joe Merchant's assocla- there seems to be a greater variety of everything thI
tion "in an effort to build the an- year than ever before.
niversary into an annual event in For the older girls there are gorgeous frocks. Ho,"
order that the centennial observ- she would love to make a dramatic entrance to a holl-
ance last year will not go for day party in a swishy, rustly taffeta! Your pet aun
naught, and that in years to come who might leave you some of her money, would -
the event will be celebrated- in the preciate some of the silken lingerie on display. "
magnificent manner it was last for real wearing beneath the nicest. outfits, or
year." sleeping or lounging.
Mr. Lewis then, in a brief flow- Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas with
ery speech, introduced Mr. Wood, new clothes. Whether trot-abouter, teen-ager or fu
who, after the usual preliminary ther-alonger, all the ready-to-wear shops are fille
remarks said, "It is my privilege with excellent suggestions from which you may te e
to say 'just friends,' as this eve' your pick, whether for yourself or somebody else.
ning you have given me an op. The just-starting-houskeeping friends, as well as
portunity to be Just 'home folks.' old settled neighbors, would love to have some of t
"I regret that a bit of sentiment many home gift offerings, such as furniture, matter
has entered into my appearance ses, hangings, rugs, pictures and electric appliance
here tonight (referring to his res- Dad might like a cowhide Gladstone bag or a fla
ignition from the DuPont organi- nel, rayon or satin dressing robe, with slippers
nation). It was not of my do- match. Mom would, no doubt love any of the cozy
ing and I feel no animosity in any accessories, such as a handbag, sweater, bed jacket,
associations I have had in the slippers or hosiery.
past. If there is anything I can do Sister is always "crazy" for those matching gowns
to carry- on the tradition of this and robes of shimmering satin or chiffon with lac
event as commemorated a year trim, or costume jewelry, compact,. perfume or bath
ago tonight, I will do it. I will do salts. Brother could use a sweater, a zipper sport
anything in my power for the pro- jacket of leather or suede and yarn knit. Menfolks
mulgation- and progress of Port St. are-hard to please when it comes to neckties or cigars,
Joe. but you may safely rely on the proprietors of our lo-
"This very evening we stand oh cal stores or their clerks to know just what bran
hallowed ground made so by our color is preferred by their customers.
ancestors and we should stop and Everyone loves good things to eat and drink during
(Continued on Page 9) the Yule season, and the storekeepers in Port St. Joe
-----have taken a great interest in providing an extensive
Merchants Will assortment of everything for your holiday feast, as
well as for your fruit cakes and other pastries:
Give 10 Turkeys The Port'.St. Joe Business Men's association urges
4 all loyal citizens of the city to shop in Port St. Joe
-between now and Christmas, as they havt stkt-,ckd
Coupons Given With Every 25-cent their stores with merchandise of a quality and a quan-p-i.:
Purchase for Big Drawing tity to do credit to a city much larger than Port St-',
December 20 Joe. Stores are gaily decorated, the windows .'dApl-i..
tempting Christmas articles and' home Ci.':'c'r
Eighteen business houses of this necessities and doo-dads for the car, clothiuc. zT
city, in co-operation with the Port and good things to eat.
theater, are giving coupons to cus- The merchants have contributed to string color
tomers with every 25-cent purchase lights on the main streets to make the season morz
which are numbered and are to be festive and instill the Yule spirit into everyone. Don'
deposited in a barrel at the the- go to other towns nor send to the mail order hou
ater. On December 20, ten num- to do your Christmas shopping-all your needs cfV
bers will be drawn and ten lucky be filled right here in Port St. Joe. Shop at ho
individuals will receive free Christ- this Christmas and keep your money circulatingJ
fj sI. As tuIr ,^ .-"ur horme to.'n!
I," l ,' -' ..0
PAG-T- HE_-T PT. L .Il t- -.I. I. -.tIw-
EASTERN STAR ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
The Order of Eastern Star, at
their regular meeting Tuesday eve-
ning, named the following officers
for the ensuing year: Worthy
matron, Mrs. Erin A. Kelley; wor-
thy patron, Oscar Roberts; asso-
ciate matron, Sarah G. Morgan;
associate patron, Roy Evans; con-
ductress, Lovie Coburn; associate
conductress, Myrtice Coody; chap-
lain, Ella Glenn; marshal, Zola
Maddox; organist, Ella G. Chafin;
Adah, Emmie Bateman; Ruth, Al-
ma Parker, Esther, Fannie Rob-
erts; Martha Bessie Smith; Electa,
Florazelle Connell; warder, Jamle
Wallace; sentinel, Robert Wallace.
There will be a joint installation
with the Masons on the evening of
December 27 at the Masonic hall.
MRS. JOHN SOWERS
HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. John Sowers was hostess
to her bridge club this week at
her home on Long avenue. The,
home was beautifully decorated in
the Christmas motif. Following
several progressions, prizes were
awarded Mrs. W. A. Wood, high,
and Mrs. George Hudson, second
The hostess served delectable
refreshments to Mesdames Billy
Allen, Rush Chism, B. J. Hull, G.
Hudson, Ralph Carter, Woodrow
Talley and W. A. Wood and to
guests, Mrs. Daisy Brown and
Miss Katherine Markham.
BAPTIST CIRCLES IN 2j
BIBLE STUDY MEETING
The circles of the Baptist Mis-
sionary society held their regular
monthly Bible study at the church
Monday afternoon with Mrs. J. F.
Miller as teacher. Following the
study hour, a business session wa,
lield and plans announced for the
Christmas party to be held at tht,
,church in connection with the
'Boyal Service program next Mon-
di;. The Mary circle will present
the program. The meeting was
dismissed by Mrs. A. E. McCaskey.
MRS. LEWIS HOSTESS
'TO BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. 4 Clay Lewis, Jr., was hos-
tess to her bridge club this week
ht her home. o Sixteenth street,
.Chriltl.afs ecoriioiis Were used
in the living room where .the
.guests were entertained. At the
conclusion of play, prizes were
presented. The hostess served de-
licious refreshments to members
and. two invited guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hiles of'Jack-
sonville, formerly of this city, are
announcing the arrival of a daugh-
ter on December 2. The young lady
has been named Patricia.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davis and
children, Franklin and Faye, spent
the week-end in Blountstown.
B. A. Cogdill returned Tuesday
from a business trip to Gaines-
ville and Tampa.
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter,
Peggy, expect to leave this after-
noon to spend the Christmas holi.
days with relatives in Gordon, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin and
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis will
spend this week-end' in Headland,
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Armstrong
and children of Headland, Ala.,
were guests Sunday of Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davis.
Mrs. E. C. Lewis, Sr., of Marl-
anna has been the guest of her
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. ane
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., for the
past two weeks.
At the Churches
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
Rev. Frank Dearfng, Rector
Services at St. James Episcopal
church every Sunday evening at
Church school every Sunday at
Holy Communion services on the
third Sunday at 9:30 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
-Prayermeeting every Wednesday
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. in.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
10:00 a, m,=sundgy -! ool
... & .-. reaching service.
8:00 p. m., second and fourth
INTE~ MEDIATE GIRLS
MEET WITH MISS BAGGETT
The Intermediate Girls' Auxili-
ary of the Baptist church met last
Thursday afternoon at the home
of Carolyn Baggett.
Special music for the progranr
was "Melody of Love" by Gwen-
dolyn Howell and "Joy Bells" by
Marianne Lewis and Betty Jo
Lane. Edna McLeod' gave an in-
teresting talk on "Foreign Mission
Fields." Gewel Lewis gave "The
Printed Page Speaks Joy," an
"The Printer and the Press" was
presented by Carolyn Baggett.
"Joy In Hospital Halls" was by
Eugenia LeHardy, followed by
"Building With Joy," by Mildrea
Smith," "The Great Physician," a
piano solo, was rendered by Caro-
lyn Baggett, after which Gwendo-
lyn Howell gave a talk on "Bear-
ers of the Joyous News." Each
member gave her Christmas offer-
ing upon answering roll call, within
fifteen responding. The meeting
was dismissed by repeating the
Mispah, after which the hostess
served ambrosia and cake.
MRS. M. K. HURLBUT
Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut celebrated
her birthday anniversary Monda)
evening with a party at her home.
Dancing was enjoyed until a late
hour, when the hostess served de-
licious refreshments to Mr. ana
Mrs. W. C. Roche, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W1,-
bur Wells, Mrs. Louise Howell,
Miss Ruby Strickland, Miss Binnie
Grace, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan,
Harry Brewton and Buck Alexan-
The Misses Juanita Gunn and
Louise Solomon will leave during
the week-end to spend the holl-
days with relatives in Perry.
Miss Avaryee Collier will leave
tomorrow for Crescent City to
spend the Christmas holidays.
B. A. Cogdill and B. B. Conkllu
were business visitors Wednesday
in Panama City.
Mrs. Hoke Larkin of Bristol wa,
a week-end visitor in the city.
The regular monthly program
meeting of the circles of the Meth-
odist Missionary society was held
at the church Monday afternoon
with the president, Mrs. W. E.
Boyd, presiding. Reports from' tne
local and missionary chairmen
were heard and yearly reports
from all standing chairmen. Plans
were made to prepare a basket.
for a needy family, after which
the meeting was turned over to
Mrs. George Patton and the fol-
lowing program presented:
"Silent Night" was played softly
and the group sung "Come All Ye
Faithful. The scripture was by
Mrs. J. L. Sharit; meditation, "The
World Cry," by Mrs. A. M. Jones,
Sr'.; song, "Jesus Calls Us." The
topic for the meeting, "Our Avail-
able Resources," was presented by
Mrs. Jesse Bradbury; "In Fellow-
ship," by Mrs. Roy Gibson;; "In
Giving," by, Mrs. Boyd; "In Ma-
terial Gifts," by Mrs M. L. Ful-
ler. The meeting was dismissed
by Mrs. Tom Gibson.
NORTHWEST COAST B. T. U.
TO MEET IN ST. ANDREWS
The Northwest Coast Associa-
tional Baptist Training Union will
held a meeting at the St. Andrews
Baptist church next Sunday. All
adults and B. Y, P. : member.
are urged to attend. Miss Alice
Baggett of this city will be in
charge of music for the program.
Discussions will'be given by Miss
Lois Ware of St. Andrews and
Whit Murray of Panama city on
the subject, "World-Wide Mis-
MRS. E. M. LEAVITT '"
ENTERTAINS AT BRIDGE
Mrs. E. M. Leavitt entertained
with three tables of bridge at her
home Friday afternoon. Christ-
mas decorations added to the at-
tractiveness of the living room
where tables were placed for play.
Following several progressions,
prizes were presented to Mrs. N.
Comforter, high, and Mrs. N. P.
Allemore, cut. Delicious refresh-
ments were served to the guests.
W. C. Forehand and Mrs. Mary
B. Kennington were quietly mar-
ried Tuesday in Wewahitchka, the
Rev. C. G. Rish of the Baptist
church officiating. Mrs. Kenning-
ton has been a resident of the city
for two years past, coming here
from Fort Walton. Mr. Forehand
came here three years ago from
Indiana and is in the real estate
business in Highland View. The
Star joins their many friends In
wishing for them much happiness.
Rev. Frank Dearing of Panama
City spent Tuesday and Wednes
day in this city, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Curtis and Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davis.
Miss Claudia Houstoun spent
last Sunday in Tallahassee, a guest
of her parents.
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis visited We.-
nesday in Panama City.
A. D. Lawson of Marianna was
the week-end' guest of his wife
Mrs. J. A. Campbell of Wewa-
hitchka was the guest Tuesday ot
Mrs. S. Shirey.
Mrs. J. G. Wellington spent last
Thursday in Panama City.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Wooten of
Darlington were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John Hewitt.
Slagel Brake of Panama City
was a visitor here Wednesday.
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
Humming Bird Hosiery
1.,,,,,,,,, ,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,, -., I
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Silk and Printed
Many Other Items
Gifts for Men
Hickok Belt Sets Arrow Shirts
Wool and Silk Robes If he's a customer of ours,
Botany Ties we know his size, style and
Silk and Woolen Scarfs color preference.
,,For Gifts .or Personal Use ,
For Gifts or Personal Use
COSTIN'S Dept. Store
PORT ST. JOE
;MRS. CARTER ENTERTAINS
The circle meeting of the Pres-
byterian Auxiliary was held at the
home of Mrs. Thos. R. L. Carter on
Beach road Tuesday night with 14
members and four visitors pres-
ent. Mrs. Basil Kenney, Sr., pre-
Plans were formulated for a
Christmas party on the night c
December 22 in the basement of
the church, and all members or
the church and ministers of the
city are invited to attend. Pres.
ents will be presented to the
younger members of the church.
Mrs. Brooks Harrell, chairman of
social service, appointed Mrs. J.
L. Taylor and Mrs. Claude Ad'ams
to have charge of the music for
IPrior to close of the meeting,
Mrs. Adams gave an interesting
talk on "The Church as the Open
Door," and was followed by a
candle-light service with Mrs. P.
D. Prows, Miss Brownie Carter,
Mrs. Robert Logan and Mrs. How-
ard McKinnon taking part.
The offering at this meeting was
given to the ministers' annuity
At the conclusion of the pro-
gram, Mrs. Carter, assisted by her
daughters, the Misses Brownie and
Lila, and Mrs. Pete. Bernal, served'
a delicious chicken supper.
Buy Christmas Seals
Lilius Jewelry Co.
Gifts for Women
Order of Eastern, Star
Meets on second and fourth
Tuesday of each month in the
Masonic hall, over postpffice. Visi-
tors who are members are cor-
dially invited to be present.
Gulf County Post 116 meets the
first and third Mondays of each
month at the Legion Hut.
St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second
and fourth Friday nights at 8:
o'clock in Masonic hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Smith and
daughter, Marjorie, returned this
week from Tallahassee, where
they visited relatives.
The Misses Kathleen and Iva
Mae Nedley spent last Saturday in
Mrs.. Pilip Lovett and Mrs. A.
Montgomery visited Tuesday in
Basil Kenney, Jr., was a busi-
ness visitor Tuesday and Wednei-
Friends of P. H. Windham are
glad to learn that he is much bet-
ter following a recent illness.
THE.STAR%~qPORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
OrriDAY. icrccpmr=R lr.-142
CHRISTM AS SAL E
Make your "Merry Christmas" lasting this year with gifts for your home. Remember
when you give Furniture, you're giving to every member of the family and
you're giving not only for Christmas, but for years and years to come. We are
making it easier for everybody with this Christmas Sale that lets you make a small
down payment on any purchase and the balance payable on easy terms.
We are Listing But a Few Items Here---You Must Come to Our Store
Sto Appreciate the Varied Stock to Select From
Lovely Modern De-
signs. Several sizes
and styles to select
-: ~KITCHEN CABINETS
Modern cabinets with a world ot
space, quality and style built f ]L
SMaLttr with latest features for years of
S h .and
9-Piece Bedroom Suite!
SPoster Bed There are.few. finer things in life than the thrill of a beautiful Many Thrilling Gifts
possession such as this lovely modern bedroom suite. The richly
Vanity designed fronts are carefully hand-finished. The suite is strongly the Home
Vanity Bench made of solid, reinforced hardwood. throughout with veneerite
Chet- finish, with -'molded 'tops and mortised-in side panels-- CCASIONAL CHAIRS 7-WAY FLOOR LAMPS
9 Chest Drawers drawers are -smoothly finished and dovetailed. Have the thrill
Mattress of this luxurious bedroom suite in your $5.95 $7.95
home NOW-! Only $1.25 down and many *
Springs months to pay the balance under our lib- LAUNDRY BASKETS
Two Pillows eral paymerit- plan. During -this sale we END TABLES
are pricing this 9-piece suite at................ 81.25 $1.50
S$1.25 DOW N --$L .25 PER W EEK SMOKING STANDS OCCASIONAL TABLES
Red Mountainn $1.25
ed obtain ntinel and Westinghouse NICE MIRRORS THROW RUGS
WN e gT0 NICE I S THROW RUGS '
STOVES Radios N$295I R $1.95
8018 .- SINGER
Made of solid virgin pig iron. Guar-
anteed against warping or cracking A SENSIBLE GIFT! INDIAN BLANKETS SEWING MACHINES
wanted against warping or cracking ou can have a genu- $1.95 $39.50
RANGES $39.50 ineo Sentine or West-
inghouse Radio in youi
No. 8 Cook Stove $19.95 h ome for a small down
Payment and conveni- Living Room Furniture
No. 7 Cook Stove $12.95 nt terms. Nowhere
S\\, '~plse will your radio A clever touch here and there will transform your home
Red Mountain dollar buy so much into a place of charm and inviting comfort. A few well-
proven, guaranteed and
W OOD HEATT ERS genuine value! chosen pieces, such as the Overstuffed Suites we carry,
a Table and Lamp, a Desk or Occasional Chair, a Plat-
These heaters cannot be equalled for $16.95 form Rocker or a Serving Table, will wake up a room
service at this low price. Sturdy heat- anand make it ve with new beauty.
ers that will give a lifetime of service RADIO We have Studio Beds at $39.50-Overstuffed Suites at
STABLERADIO FREE $59.50-Platform Rockers at $14.95-Occasional Chairs
$3.50 to $16.95 with each Radio purchased during this sale at $5.95-Serving and End Tables at various prices.
ST. JOE FURNITURE CO.
PHONE 59 WE DELIVER PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
T.HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER '15, 1939
S ASON'S GCIETINGS TO ALl
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
With These Cash Specia
With These Cash Specials!
Here's Your Opportunity to
SHOP and SAVE
PUT IN YOUR ORDER
Cranberry SAUCE-Can ........lOc
Mixed FRUIT PEEL-Can....35c
AIWe Carry a
LARGE VARIETY OF CANDY
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
CITRON-Put up in Sugar
and Corn Syrup, pkg. .....10c
ORANGE PEEL-Put up in
Sugar & Corn Syrup, pkg. 10c
Shells, lb. 20c
BRAZIL NUTS-lb. ................20c
ALMONDS lb. 20c
FLA. ORANGES-Doz. .......lOc
Delicious APPLES-Doz. ......30c
3 lb. cakes $1.80
Hog Head Cheese-lb. ........20c
Fancy WESTERN MEATS-
All cuts, per lb. ...............30c
5 lbs. 30c
Across the Canal
Make Schneider's Your Christmas Shopping Headquarters. You
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offered by the best stores in the larger cities. Too, every
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We carry an exquisite array of
The ideal gift! Pure silk, full
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outfits, yet sturdy. Get several
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For the Men-
We have belt sets, socks, ties
and tie clasps, sweaters, shirts,
hats and many other interesting
An assortment that assures
your finding whatever shape,
color or leather you prefer.
No more practical gift can- be
found than a suit, blouse, pants,
shoes or sox for the boys; OF
wash dresses, sweaters, hose or
shoes for the small girl.
For the Home--
Warm woolen blankets, fancy
towels, bath sets, linen sets ana
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PORT ST. JOE
Pajamas and Nighties
in Satins and Cotton. You have no idea of choice and
generous values until you have seen our stock.
Beautiful Slips and Undies
That will amaze you in quality and price. You must see
our offerings to appreciate such Christmas values.
"We Outfit the Entire Family
REID AVENUE -PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
RED HOT SPECIALS
DEC. 15 and 16
F WHITE RING-12 lbs............ .52
L U WHITE RING-24 lbs...............$1.00
SPILLSBURY-12 lbs. ........... .60
COFFEE SUGAR RICE
29c lb. 5 lbs. 30c 5 lbs. 25c
CRANBERRIES, lb. 25c ,FRUIT CAKE ITEMS
FRUIT CAKES lb. 60c LEMON PEEL, 3 oz...10O
ORANGE PEEL, 3 oz...10c
APPLES Doz.en 25c up CITRON, 3 oz. ........1l
CHERRIES, 3 oz. ....15c
FLORIDA ORANGES doz. 15c PINEAPPLE, 3 oz....
RAISINS, Ib .........150
Cranberry Sauce 1 lb. can 15c DATES, 6 oz ........
Shelled Nuts 14 oz. ..10c
APPLESAUCE No. 2 can 10c PECANS, lb...........25e
BRAZIL NUTS, lb. ...20c
COOKING APPLES lb. 5c ALMONDS, b. .......25c
Sweet No. 1 Irish DRIED
POTATOES POTATOES APPLES
10 lbs. 25c 10 lbs. 25c 1 lb. pkg. 15c
5c MATCHES 3 for 10c FIG NEWTONS 2 lb. pkg. 30c
SALT 3 for 10c TRIPE 1/2 lb. can 23c
CAMPBELL'S TOMATO Grapefruit (1 qt. 14 oz.) and
JUICE 3 cans 25c Orange (1 qt. 15 oz.) Juice 25c
Port Shows Two Pierce Wood COMING TO THE PORT te M here ioa Texa al
.......... .ss the Maiden of thie state hope th.
Double Features Quits DuPont n be.
Two Pictures for One Price On Organization utn FollowRules! t,-
Tuesdays and Saturdays Start- But Fo110W Rules
ing Tuesday, December 19
States That Political Policies Re- i r"'S still a nice custom this
In keeping with the policy of garding Taxation Do Not 1 Christmas to kiss the young
giving the public more for their Coincide With His i lady under the mistletoe, but
money, Manager Roy Williams of --- your efforts are in vain unless
the Port theater yesterday an- G. Pierce Wood, speaker of the Y it's done properly.
nounced that beginning next Tues- 1939 Florida house and connected Every time someone kisses under
day, December 19, there will be with the 'duPont interests in Flor- the mistletoe a berry should be
two double feature programs each ida since 1931, particularly in Port so many blessings are bestowed onlas
week-Tuesday and Saturday. St. Joe where he was affiliated o m y there are berries. And don't let the
Next Tuesday that ever-enter- with the St. Joe Paper company there are berries. And don't let the
Next Tuesday that ever-enter- with the St. Joe Paper company mistletoe fall to the ground. Other-
taining Jones Family will be seen and the Apalachicola Northeri wise its properties of good luck and
in "Too Busy to Work," and the Railway, Sunday announced his rj healing will be destroyed.
second feature will be Hopalong resignation from the duPont or- Many a romantic story surrounds
Cassidy in "Heart of Arizona." ganization. this plant. The berries represent
Mr. Wood. gave to the press a 'tears from this legend:
A ^ A T copy of a letter to Edward Ball o0t 2^ A Scandinavian god, Balder,
Day and N Tg A X .. copyg oath l state, In wha h he told his mother, the goddess Friga,
S S T A X I Jacksonville, head of the duPont dreamed he would die. When he
-Day and N.itd-Se insths state, in which she made erthire, air water and
Standard Service PHONE said: "I am nowt- nvinced tha, JIMMY CAGNEY all animals and plants promise, they
Station 1 0 1 my employment by you.3,organiza-wouldn't harm her son.
Reid Ave. at 2nd tion has and will continue to'alLvc. But she overlooked the mistletoe,
a political association. "" for its roots were neither in the
"It is also evident that you and r earth nor air. So one of Balder's
HAVE YOU TRIED I cannot agree on political poli- enemies fashioned an arrow from
COLD CAPSULES oBalder. The tears of the heartbro-
COLD CAPSULES pertain to taxation. I eannO, ken goddess fell thick and fast, and
recommend them highly "Under these circumstances, I on mistetoe today. I
Unconditionally Guaranteed do not feel that my employment Having such a heathen origin, ll
Tby you can be of the maximum .mistletoe Is seldom included in
mutual benefit; therefore, my church schemes of decoration. But
DR J C. COE sense of duty demands this ac- despite this ban few maids care to *
S tion."i jrsk making the legend come true t ct
SE N T I S T -- The resignation becomes effee- thi ~"she who is not kissed under
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5 tive today. Accepting it, Ball bte mariedtoin theristmyear whichll ol
Sunday By Appointment wrote Wood: "It -has been a pleas- lows."
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe ure to be associated with you, and If you wsnt to be lucky, remem-
this organization and the writer h er the rules F R I D
.....- personally wish you every success PRISCILLA LANE
WE GIVE and happiness in whatever fiela James Cagney and Priscilla Narvaez built the first vessels
you turn your talents to." Laneare co-starred in "Th ever constructed bl<, Mte-. n..- on
GOLD STAMPS When questioned Monday night Roaring Twenties." playing Sun- the American continent. This was
When You Pay Your at the Constitution Day observe day and Monday at the Port in the late summer of 1528 at the
Subscrip o ance in this city, Mr. Wood stated theater. It is a roaring epic of head of Apalachicola Bay, and th,
Subscrpttion that he had not yet made future a roaring epoch in American vessels were caulked with pai- ADMISSUN 1
.-.f ASK FOR THEM -.>c- plans and had no statement to history. The thrills of 10 breath- metto fibre. The sails were made
make at this time as to whether less years in one breath-taking from the shirts- of the men of his
or not he would become a candl- picture! expedition.
THE STAR date for the office of governor of ___c-
Florida. The Star gives Gold Stamps
"Your Home Town Paper" -- TEAGUE HEADS WEST on subscription payments.
UNFAVORABLE REPORT FLORIDA BANK ASSN.
GIVEN APALACHICOLA S. E. Teague of Tallahassee was
EYES EXAMINED BAY IMPROVEMENT elected president of the Unit Your photo
Bankers Association of West Flor-
j Col. R. G. Powell, divisional U. ida at a meeting of the organiza-
S. engineer, reported this weeK tion held Sunday night in Apa-
that the rivers and harbors com- lachicola.
mittee had made an unfavorable Dick Hollinger of Blountstown
Glasses fitted when needed report on proposed improvements was elected vice-president, and
Made In Our Own Laboratory to Apalachicola Bay, and that any George Lewis of Tallahassee, sec-
All Work Unconditionally interested persons may make an retary and treasurer. Executive Fr
Guaranteed appeal from the decision. committee members are Harry For Yo
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 6p. m. The committee made its unfavor- Fannin of Panama City, H, L. PR
able report because of the conclu- Oliver of Apalachicola, J. W. An- R OTljuj
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OPTOMETRIST prospective commerce reasonably Nobles of Marianna. Our special filteril
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1939
THE STAR, -PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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,
Sundel- Act of March 3, 1879.
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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.
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS
If a ballot were to be taken as to which is
the most popular holiday, which one would
,get the votes? Would it be Labor Day with
'its parades and sports? Would it be Thanks-
giving with its gorgeous feasts?
Only one guess is necessary on this elec-
tibn. It would, of course, be good old Christ-
mas. That is the one that lingers the most in
our memories, to which the most imagination
clings, which brings back most clearly the
faces of the past, which presents the most
vivid picture of scenes that were brightest.
The tumult and sports of Labor Day, the
fat birds of Thanksgiving, are soon forgot-
ten. But those tender scenes of Christ, how
they linger in the mind! Those pictures bring
back the faces of dear old friends who haI
marched on before-parents, grfandparents,
many others, who depri-ed themselves of
thin eqeda ;,,flinat they might load up
old Santa with the things we had dreamed of
but could not provide for ourselves.
S'What scenes of family jollity come back idi
those galleries of memory! Loved persons
'now silent were then bubbling over with
gaiety and -fun, waking the homes with their
laughter, playing tricks and joining with the
children in kid games, finding youth again af-
ter the lapse of long years of toil and anxiety.
iWhat is in Christmas that thus turns labor'
and anxiety into merriment and forgetfulness
of unhappy thought? Clearly it is but one
thing-that for a day we acquire the giving
spirit. Instead of striving for ourselves, we
begin to think of other folks and what would
make them happy. Our whole lives might
thus acquire this more buoyant spirit here in
Port St. Joe if we carry the Christmas idea
into the other days of the year.
MODERN WAR HAS NO VICTORS
This holiday season the United States has
much to be thankful for-and the ancient
greeting of "Merry Christmas .and Happy
New Year" should have more than ordinary
significance. Alone of the great powers of the
worldswe are at peace, and remote from the
bloody shambles of war.
That we will stay at peace should be every
American's passionate resolution. For war
does more than destroy lives and property.
It destroys ideals, institutions, principles-
the best that centuries of our forebears have
bequeathed us. Certainly this weary planet
should have learned by now that there are no
victors in modern war-there are only losers.
Peace is the finest holiday gift any nation
in this war-torn world can have.
WHICH WAY WILL JERRY JUMP?
Jerry Carter has the politicians of the state
guessing by his persistent silence about the
question of whether he will be a candidate in
the coming primary, and if so for what. If
he decides to run for either the governor's
seat 'or for the United States senate, you may
bet your last dollar he won't be an "also ran,"
for one thing that will stand the genial Jerry
in hand, if and when he does decide to become
a candidate in this or that race, is the fact
tlat in all his" years in public life he has never
Slet a friend down.
PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
Boys and girls will be flocking back home
from scho ol and college for the holiday sea-
son next week. Boys and girls of whom we
are all so, proud. Gaiety, courage and good
spirits will abound in homes of many of us
here in Port St. Joe because John and Mary
and Doug and Doris are back in town.
In the .midst of Christmas cheer, it may
seem out of place to mention a constant
threat which hangs over the heads of these
youngsters, and yet we would be hiding our
heads in the sand if we did not look clearly
at the facts as they are presented to us. We
all have read that "death loves a shining
mark" and we all should know that tubercu-
losis is the arch-killer of youth. It causes
more fatalities between the ages of 15 and 19
than any other disease.
As in every other year since 1907, we are
asked to buy Christmas Seals, shields to pro-
tect the lives of our boys and girls. These
little seals, sheets of which have been sent
to practically every resident of Gulf coupy,
are the sole support of a movemIk o edu-
cate the public in tuberculif prevention and
control. One case of thl s disease in Mary's
sorority house might fect many other girls.
That is why so any colleges insist upon
tuberculin testing, a simple test to ascertain
the presence ,tuberculosis infection, or X-
raying their natriculants.
Buy Cl' istmas Seals and provide for other
children and growing boys and girls the
mea- s of safety by knowledge of good health
th ough the prevention of diseases such as
WHO'S ZOO ON THE POLITICAL FRONT
There'is much activity on the domestic po-
litical front, not only locally and statewide,
but nationally. The hopefuls are busy as bird
dogs as time marches on and the big day
Speaking presidentially, on the Republi-
can-side of the fence, the Dewey-for-Presi-
dent movement had a good start until Secre-
tary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes gave it
a considerable setback when he said he
believed the young New York district attor-
ney had at least one qualification as a poli-
tician in that he "seems to be able to speak
for 45 minutes and not say anything." It is
also believed that potent Herbert Hoover
thinks Dewey hasn't yet had enough experi-
ence, and that his views on big policies aren't
well enough known. At the moment, the odds
seem to favor the nomination of some man
long experienced in public office. A consider-
able group backs minority leader McNary, re-
gardless of the fact that he comes from such
a politically insignificant state as Oregon--a
tough obstacle to overcome.
On the Democratic side, handsome Paul
McNutt, ex-governor of Indiana, ex-high com-
missioner of the Philippines, is well out for
the nomination. His friends claim he has the
support of everyone from the president uo
down, but this was blasted by the same Mr.
Tckes last week when he said, "Frankly, I
don't think Mr. Roosevelt will select Mr. Mc-
Nutt to succeed him in the White House in
event the president decides against a third
term for himself," and the political experts
generally consider the McNutt drive as much
ado about very little. And it is also said that
Jim Farley's opinion of McNutt is below zero.
Farley, a man who makes and keeps legions
of friends, commands the Democratic ma-
:hine. It is difficult to see how any man he
opposedd could possibly get the necessary
Many others are mentioned and have an-
nounced for the presidency, but about all we
can do is sit back and wait, make our choice
when election day rolls around, and hope for
The Nobel peace prize award for 1939 will
not be made this year, dispelling rumors that
the award would be given to Joe Stalin for
his heroic stand against Finland's threat to
FP the ads and reap.
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
Seems like I'm seen' more and
more of these cars with an "E"
have a big sign on the door read-
ing "Politician's car, Paid for by
And you know, the more I see
of these here exempt outfits, the
more it kinda soaks In what kind
of a sucker I've been for not guv-
ting one for myself.
Having a nice 1940 job with
free gas, and a free license plate
and the car free in the first place
-and all I'd have to do would be
to drive it-stranger, those boys
they got something.
I'm not much .for getting' ex-
cited about just another politician,
but their exempt, free cars, they
kinda.get me. They half-way get
me agitated. Kinda like on the fox
Farm where the young lady visitor
just out of college, she asked the
proprietor about how many times
you could skin a fox. And the boss
gulped and he says, Sister, these
foxes, after you skin 'em about a
couple times, you know, they com-
mence to get just a trifle vexed
Yours with the low down,
We don't know who wrote the
following dissertation on "Man,"
but he sure knew whereof he
spoke. Hear him:
Man is of few days and full of
trouble. He laboreth all the days
of his youth to pay for a gasoline
chariot, and when at last the tass
is finished, lo, the thing is junK
and he needeth another.
He planet corn in the earth
and tilleth it diligently, and when
the harvest is gathered into the
barns, he oweth the landlord
eight dollars and forty cents more
than the crop Is worth.
He borroweth money of the
tenders to buy pork and molasses
and gasoline, and the interest
eateth up all he hath.
He reareth sons and daughters
and educateth them to smoke
cigarets and wear a white collar,
and lo, they have soft hands ana
neither labor in the fields nor any-
w;here else under the sun. His
children n are ornery, and one or
them becometh a lawyer and an-
other sticketh up filling stations
and maketh whoopee with the sub-
He goeth forth in the morning
on the road that leadeth to the
city, and a jitney smiteth him so
that his ribs project through his
epidermis. He drinketh a drink or
liquor to forget his sorrows, and
it burneth out the lining from his
All-the days of his life he find-
forth until he cometh back.
An enemy stealeth his car.
Physicians removeth his inner
parts and his bank rol.
His arteries harden in the eve-;
ning of his life, and when at last'
he is gathered unto his fathers,
the neighbors sayeth: "How much
did he leave?" And lo, he hath
left it all. And his widow rejoicetn
in a new coupe, and maketh eyes
at a young shiek that slicketh his
hair and playeth a nifty game of
Woe is man! And from the day
of his birth to the time when earth
knoweth him no more, he laboreth
for bread and catcheth the devil.
Dust he was in the beginlnig,"
and now his name is mud!
Shows in both face and manner
You are not fit company for
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PAGEBIGT TH STR, ORT T. OEGULFCOUTY, LORDA FRIAYDECMBER15,193
Nephews of Local Man
Tell of German Raids
While children of Port St. Joetstarted work again, but once again
make gay preparations for the they started, so we went back
Yuletide, the children in the again, this time not for so long.
SThen just a short time before din-
greater- part of Europe today are her we had to go back again.
-in constant danger from air raia. While the warning was still on
This is brought out in letters rs-
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. H; A. Kidd
of this city written by two small
nephews of Mr. Kidd who are at-
tending school In Edinburgh, Scot-
we went in to dinner and during
it the 'all-clear' was given:
"Yesterday a balloon barrage
was put up around the Forth anu
it is quite visible from the school.
I think there are 16 .
land. "On Wednesday we had: the plc-
The letters, which we quote only ture, "Marco Polo," and it was
in part, were written by the lais quite good-in fact, much better
to their father and mother: than I had expected.
"Dear Mummy--Just a short "Love, from
note to wish you a happy birth- "HARTLEY."
day. In spite of all the raids,
everything seems quite normal. Qn "Dear Mum and Dad--Thank
Monday we were given a half holi- you very much for your letters.
day and I *played soccer with t. On Monday we had an ex-
some others. Suddenly we hear tra half-holiday. Unfortunately, 1
anti-aircraft gunfire and thought went to the pictures and missed
it was just practice at first, Then the whole raid, only seeing a few
'Spitfires' were speeding all oveor,. patr:oling 'Spitfires.' Hartley will
the place and it was marvelous to tell you all. about it, no doubt. A
'ee them all. German bomber..flew 100 feet over
"It was a beautiful day and we Feltes with two 'Spitfires' chasing
saw all the shells bursting all it. A piece of- shrapnel fell in the
over the place. Scott, the gym Tn- yard.. .
'stluctor, heard a terrific noise, '"riday was an exciting day be-
'buzt saw nothing. Then suddenly cause of the air raids. In break--
some planes dived, .at a terrific 11.15 P.7., I was in my study when
speed over the Forth Bridge. I heard three bangs. I rushed out-
It was very myster.- side and saw three 'mushrooms'
o:s why.the air raid warnings din in the sky. about just above the
not go off. On Friday we school, with a silver German
h?.d more air raids. It was in plane speeding away. About ten
break when a German plane minutes later the sirens went, and
fl w practically right over us ana so we went down to the shelters
rsl:ells burst all 'round. Then when and' wireless and cushions. The
work was just about to commence all-clear went a half hour later.
the sirens started and we went to Two more sirens went befor-.
bii- shelters for about a half houti lunch, and each tlme we w vent
Then after that being over we down to the shelters. Despite the
2:45 P. M. Saturday 1:15
Continuously: Sunday 1:45
Phone 109 fo? Program Roy Williams, Manager
SUN.,MON., DEC, 17-18
INCREDIBLE but true!
j1' The story of the ten years
when America lost its head-
"THE ROARING TWENTIES"
"SIOUX ME" Current News
TUESDAY, DEC. 19
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20
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THURSDAY FRIDAY-DECEMBER 21-22
v^ Sy ; !6nd spark-f
DOUBLE FEATURE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
-HIT NO. 1 ----- HIT NO. 2 --
"Dick Tracy Returns"
fact that the all-clear had not
gone, we went in to lunch.
"In the afternoon we did not
have a uniform parade, but pa-
raded in mufti; we were given
notes on tactics.
"Yesterday morning I kicked out
in the morning and in the after-
noon I saw the 1st beat an Edin-
burgh University team 33-0.
"Well, I must stop now.
Retain Yule Spirit
Of Founder Booth
Christmas will be happier for
thousands of homeless people this
year because Catherine and William
Booth carried the torch of evangel-
ism from their New Connexion
church in England in 1861 and start-
ed the Salvation Army. Today that
torch is being carried by the second
Booth to succeed the founder, Gen.
Evangeline Booth, who in turn suc-
Ewell Booth in
S' time, the Sal-
Sgro up singing
on street cor-
ners and "boil-
for which con-
Evangeline Booth solicited, had
in the youthful reformer of 19 who
was almost stoned to death preach-
ing in slums and denouncing "runm."
Penniless and with four children,
the Booths worked tirelessly in
London amid taunis of critics, yes t
old General Booth lived to banter
with jovial King Edward.
He aln lived to see thpja9in
Army oec.3I re b abolished in
ie nlited States thafi in England,
to see it acquire banks, insurance
companies, factories, public houses,
farms, hospitals and cadet schools,
all the outgrowth of the "expedi-
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* Max Kilbourn, Prop. Phone 47
SFOR THE CAR!
* Fog Lights
* Floor Mats
LOUIS EMRICH, Proprietor
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIPA'
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1939
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SEditor-in-Chief. Margie Kirkland
Asst. Editor.....David Maddox
SSociety Editor...Evelyn Tharpe
Joke Editor........Earl Brown
SReporters ............. Paul
Johnson and Lillian Chandler
' Sees All, Knows All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School
FLASHING SOPHOMORES STUDENT COUNCIL SPONSORS
IN CHARGE OF CHAPEL CHARITY DRIVE IN SCHOOL
Assembly opened last Friday In its last meeting the student
with the sophomores putting onau council agreed to stage a charity
interesting program, drive for the benefit of underprIv-
Margaret Coleman gave the ileged children in the grammar
Bible reading, followed by the school the week wet get out or
"most talented quartet. in St. Joe school. It was agreed that the
High," consisting of Gordon Far- names of about 18 children up to
ris, Shirley Moseley, Arthur So- the fourth grade be secured and
derberg and Wilbur Darcey. Marl- have each high school home room
anne Lewis acted as master of have three nannies each. The home
ceremonies, rooms got the names Tuesday ana
A comical wedding followed, immediately began working on
with Gordon Farris as the groom them. Students are asked to bring
and Shirley Moseley the happy any food, clothing, toys or fruits
bride. Arthur Soderberg acted as that they feel able to bring.
the minister who married them. We plan to have everything to-
Wilubr Darcey put on a quiz gether in order. that the presents
test, getting two students from may be carried to the children this
each class. Opal Greene of the sa- morning.
nior class w s winner and re- This drive is going to be a great
ceived a bottle of milk. success, and credit should be given
Billy Hammock acted, as clown the student council for putting ou
for us, but it was unintentional. this campaign. Some of the stu-
He tore his pants as he was geL- dens may not think so much of the.
ting on the stage and was a sen- student council, but it is a great
station. The author of this article thing for the school to have.
gives in his vote for some more of
this kind of fun, for everyone in
assembly was laughing heartily.
CIVICS CLASS VISITS
ST. JOE PAPER MILL
Mr. Owens' ninth grade civics
class visited the St. Joe Paper
company mill last Friday morning.
They were taken through the mill
and the guide explained to them
the different process the pine pulp
goes through in being converted
Due to the brief time allotted to
them they were unable to visit the
entire mill, but in the future ex-
pect to make a more thorough In-
Principal D. G. McPherson was
absent. from school all this week.
We regret that he has been con-
fined to his bed with pleurisy. The.
Tattler staff trust that he will
soon be well.
JOIN IN FLAG RAISING
Monday morning the student
council and Safety Patrol went to
the Centenni;i building to be pres-
ent at the flag raising in honor of
Florida Constitution Day. First
the Florida state flag was raised,
then the American flag, while Joe
Lilienfeld, official bugler for the
American Legion post, played "To
A photographer came to the
school Monday to take individual
pictures of the students. There is
no charge for this, but when he
returns with the photos the stu-
dents may buy them if they wish.
The senior class this week pur-
chased a number of articles of
clothing for the poorer children or
the lower grades. They were se-
cured with money that came from
Set Millage at 10
For Bond Purposes Based on As-
sessed Valuation of
The board of city commissioners
at their regular meeting Tuesday
night set the millage for the com-
ing year at 10. The rate last year
was 6% mills. The assessed valu-
ation of the city is placed at $1,-
The money raised by the tax is
for bond purposes only and will
go to the bond interest and sink-
Was Frowned on
By Early Settlers
The joy and singing now associat-
ed with Christmas was once for-
bidden by ultra-pious churchmen of
Puritan England. Their disciples
who founded New England carried
the same repressions for many gen-
In the middle ages Christmas be-
came the greatest of festivals, cele-
brated with fetes, nativity plays and
general jollity. Many of our rollick-
ing carols date back to this gay pe-
riod of yule rejoicing.
Such pomp and merriment
marked the Christmas of Shake-
speare's England, when a 12-day
festive period was observed. Work
was abandoned and young and old
gave themselves over to merry-
The Puritans frowned upon the
pleasures of the season, however,
so in 1644 Parliament prohibited any
festivities and ordered the day kept
as a fast.
LEGION HEAD HERE
W. C. Brooker, state commander
of the American Legion, was here
last evening at a joint meeting or
the Apalachicola and Port St. Joe
Legion posts and auxiliaries. As
this issue of The Star went to
press before the meeting, we can-
not report details of the affair, but
will carry them next week.
Buy Christmas Seals
SOMETHING FOR CAR to offer. There you will find spot-
IS A PRACTICAL GIFT lights, fog lights, horns, floor mats,
fender lights and many car novel-
If you want to give something ties that are fascinating in the ex-
practical in the way of a Christ- treme.
mas gift, why not give something --
for the car. It will be a gift to the Tallahassee once had the nephew
entire family that way. of Napoleon Bonaparte as .its
And if you don't know exactly postmaster. He was Prince Murat
what to get, go down to the Mo- and lived there in the early 1800's.
tor Parts store on Monument ave- ----- ----
nue and look over what they have Buy Christmas Seals
SHave Your Car Checked and Greased
* By a mechanic for 504. A man who knows where
S the places are located and should be serviced with
S grease. Do it today for winter driving!
Trucks Greased 75c
SWE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF CARS
: M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
* WRECKER SERVICE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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Good* things to
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things to eat-
make a Christ-
mas all you ex-
S pect it to be.
St. Joe Bar
ED GEORGE, Proprietor PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
(Continued from Page 1)
think of the obstacles they en-
countered. We should stop ana
think of the events that happened
on this spot 101 years ago.', He
then entered briefly on the situa-
tion of the United States today
as compared to the rest of the
world and the hazards faced by
those who came to St. Joseph 101
years ago to carve out of a wil-
derness, in the face of great ac-
versities, the state of Florida, an
integral part of the United States.
"A year ago Port St. Joe was
.facing into the sun and looking
forward to things to come. Today
the question is just where are we
going?" continued Mr. Wood. "I
can take down my hair and admIt
that many of the anticipated
dreams are not coming true, but
let that be as it may, let us look
into the prospectus of Port St.
"Remember that Port St. Joe is
not the only place that controver-
sies prevail. Problems confront
other sections of the state.
"What part can Port St. Joe
play? It is a charmed spot in a
charmed state. Where can you
find another community where
a man can make the friendships
he can here? If the impetus Is
here that was present 101 years
ago, this present time is just the i
springboard to the things that are
to come if the spirit is present
that was present when the con-
stitution was framed here.
"Circumstances make this nation
face south to that continent yet
unexploited, which yet has many
industries to build. That makes
as certain as day follows night,
for trade, and Florida is the south-
ernmost portion of the nation with
trade potentialities as yet un-
dreamed of, and I hope this is one
inspiration I can leave with you
and instill in the community.
"I will spill my last drop ot
blood to see that Port .St. Joe is
one place where men can do and
think as they please," said Wood
in conclusion. "In order to keep
it that way we must subdue our
own selfish interests and work for
the welfare of the entire commun-
ity, and if there is anything I can
do to work for the advancement
of Port St. Joe, please command
Mr. Wood's address met with
hearty applause from the audience
and the evening ended with the
band playing "The Star Spangle
Banner" as the audience stood at
Adolph LeHardy, who has beeh.
ill for sime time with pneumonia,
was carried to an Albany, Ga., hos-
pital last Saturday. Miss Blanche
LeHardy, his sister, who has been
his nurse while ill, accompanies
him. Latest reports are that he is
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-Helping Florida's Number One
Industry to Help Florida--
We can all help to make
this year a banner citrus
selling year if we ship fruit
north. What more welcome
gift could we select! We'll
be doing a favor for our
friends, for our state's lead-
ing industry and for our-
selves. Let's make it a point
to "Say it With Citrus" this
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1939
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MASON'S GIkfTINGS TO ALL
(Continued from Page 1)
more rates will be established in
the future, which called for better
port facilities here which would
bring more tonnage.
Capt. L. G. Hudgins, manager or
the eastern Gulf division for" the
Bull Line and a shipmaster, said
that he had made several trip,
here and pointed out the practical
side from a captain's point of view
of the necessity for widening and
deepening the channel.
Harry H. Saunders of the b.
Joe Paper company stated that
his concern had lost some busi-
ness due to the fact that the wa-
ter was too shallow to bring in
the only ships available at times,
which had draughts of 28 feet.
Basil E. Kenney of the St. Joe
Lumber & Export company also
stated that his concern had run
into the same difficulty several,
times and that they had lost some
business due to the fact that the
steamship companies did not want
to bring their vessels into this
port under 'present conditions. He
stated that the lumber plant was
established here due to the, open-
ing of the port, and he would like
to see it improved.
F. M. Holbrook, secretary of the
chamber of commerce at Bain,
bridge, Ga., stated that his clitt
was interested in Gulf port" e-
velopfients due to recent estab-
lishment of a barge line to that
city and they desired a port out-
let for various products.
R. G. Patterson, president of the
Northwest Florida association,
ei'ejesenting i1 counties, iead a
resolution passed at a meeting or
the association last week endors-
ing improvement of the channel in
St. Joseph's Bay by dredging to a
minimum depth of 30 feet.
C. E. Jackson, mayor of River
Junction, stated that Gadsden
county was greatly interested :n
development of this harbor be-
cause the Apalachicola river is
navigable to Chattahoochee ana
they are expecting to ship brick
and lumber products by water
from Port St. Joe.
SA. Petrovith, engineer of the Gul
'Oil Corp., from Pittsburgh, said
'that his company, which is start-
ing Work on a pipe line from Port
I$t 'Jo. to Atlanta, wanted to send
iMps here but had one Call herb
in 1938 and it was in trouble all
the time, as 'their vessels ar,e 471
feet in length, with a 64-foot beam
and 28-foot draught.
As Mayor Sharit had no further
persons to testify as to the neces-
sity of the. harbor improvement
here, Colonel Parks stated ..that
the hearing was at an end, express-
ing appreciation for the courtesies
extended him and his aides while
in our city.
MRS. HORTENSE WELLS
WILL RUN FOR SENATE,
Mrs. Hortense Wells of Tampa,
who has served as a member of
the Democratic national commit-
tee since 1932, formally announced
Monday as a candidate for the
United States senate in the Demo-
cratic primary in May.
In her announcement Mrs. Wells
said she will make an active cam-
paign in every county in Florida.
BOTTLE OF WINE WILL
AID THAT YULE SPIRIT
Wine the word itself Is
centuries old. Its use is as old as
the word. Yet it always brings ti*
mind convivial, mellowed spirlts,
the glow of warm fellowship,
heightened and inspired.
Don't neglect this important as-
pect of your holiday festivities.
The St. Joe Bar, operated by Ed
George, has an excellent stock or
the finest wines and liquers that
will go far in making the Yuletide
a joyous occasion. And they are a
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF. COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECE 39
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