The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 29, 1939
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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The Star-Florida's fartest grow. '
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upLuilding of
the City of Port St Joe....

The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


[New Year's Ball

Gives Promise of

Being Gala Affai

Fire Laddies and Lions Plan Ser
national Sunrise Affair At
Centennial Auditorium

Folks are expected to gathe.
from miles around New Year's
Eve to welcome in 1940 at ths
sunrise dance given jointly by the
Volunteer Fire Department and
the --Lions club at the Centennia:
This gives promise of being a
gala affair, with music furnished
by the ever-popular orchestra ol
Bill Farmer. In addition an enter
training floor show and music will
be presented by the Hawaiian
-Troubadors. Dancing will begin
..promptly at 12:01 .witt!h .noise
makers and souvenirs of the occa
sion presented to all attending,
and will continue until 6 a. m. The
building will be heated comfort
ably for the affair.
Tickets are now on sale by all
members of the fire department
and the Lions club and tables can
also be reserved for the affair.
SC Turn out and welcome: the"-newv
Year a.t hIis festive ball and'at th
same time do your bit toward s"
curiiig a new fire truck and aiding
the Lions in their worthy wotk.
------be----! ;

City Electon to Be

Held February 20

But One Candidate Announced for
Vacancy On Board of

With advent of the new year,
city election time draws nigh, and
City Clerk M. P. Tomllnson states
that election day in 1940 will fall
on February 20.
At that time there will be one
vacancy to fill on the board of city
commissioners, the term of Com-
missioner B. A. Pridgeon expiring
at that time.
As yet there has been but one
official announcement made for
the office, that of Harold Palmer,
but it is understood that there will
be at least two others, in the race
and perhaps more. It is also un-
derstood that Mr. Pridgeon will be
Ir the race for re-election to the
office. *

.ohn D. Morris, 28, colored, an
employee of the St.. Joe Lumber &
,Etport company, died Friday eve-
ning at the office of a local dor-
tor as the result of throat wounds
'inflicted by Jim Cranshaw, an-
other colored ,youth. employed by
the lumber: company.
It is understood the two had
been:having words all day over a
,small sum of, money and that
Crenshaw had been avoiding the
other negro in order to prevent a
quarrel., but finally became ex
asperated with the persistence of
Morris and drew a knife to slash
the latter's throat three times,
severing the juglar vein.
Crenshaw was placed under ar-
rest and is now incarcerated in
the county jail at, Wewahitchka.
,The body of Morris was taken to
SBagdad where services were held

S.S. Dorothy of'the Bull Line
sailed yesterday ,with, a cargo of
.Dlaper' and'' lumber' f6r. eastern
ports. '


Times Have


r ?pHE custom of celebrating the
rs J advent of the New Year is
Sunk in antiquity. Let us glance
e down the centuries toward some
of the first stunts in which the
l populace indulged and see if we
aren't inclined to draw a breath
Sof relief .as we exclaim: "How
times have changed!"
Long, long ago, before the dawn
of civilized stomachs, it was a
good old pagan custom for the
people to celebrate the New Year
by gathering in the open where
they circled around two wild boars
that tore each other to bits. The
'meat of the dead animals was
then divided between the people
.to feast .upon,- the best pieces be-
ing. reserved for those highest in
authority. It's a far cry from the
midnight supper of today with its
carefully choserf hours d'oeuvres to
stimulate the flagging appetites
of guests whose stomachs revolt
at the sight of spilled blood.
In old Scotland a more savory
'iet was enjoyed on New Year's
Eve when people thronged thru
the streets between 12 and 1
o'clock at night bearing steaming
kettles of spiced 'aS, known in
that day as the wassail bowl. As
they passed each other on the way
to visit neighbors, they stopped tc,
give and take sips,, so that their
spirits were mounting high when
they arrived, to be generously fed
on buns-and cheese. This pleas-
ant custom persisted for man)
years until it was abused by the
wild youth of the land, who took
advantage of the occasion for the
commission of lawless acts.
At one time the New Year wak
celebrated by the giving of pres-
ents. Gloves were a, popular con-
tribution to a lady's wardrobe be-
cause of their rarity. If the gen-
tleman was hesitant in selecting
the gloves in person, it was per-
fectly proper for him to give
money .for their purchase, whice
was known as "glove money."
When pins were first invented,
about the beginning of the six-
teenth century, they were an even
more acceptable gift in feminine
circles. They were rough, hand-
made pins, but were considered
rare pieces of workmanship com-
pared with the skewers of bone
and wood then in use. If money
was given for their purchase, it
was known as "pin money," a
phrase which has clung to the
language, and' connotes money
used for any extras, pins or other.
In early America, the New Year
was celebrated with the simplicity
that was part of the times. With
no steam cars,, motor cars or tele-
phones, people had to depend on
stage coaches and ox teams for
transportation. It was said that it
was of no use to sit up and watch
the old year out, as the "clocks
did .so vary that they knew very

'Spessard L. Holland of Bartow,
candidate for governor, this week
announced the appointment of
Ralph Davis, former Polk county
newspaperman and deputy insur-
ance commissioner under State
Treasurer W. V. Knott for the past
two years, as the man to head up
his campaign office.
Headquarters of the Polk sena-
tor will be located in the Record
building in Bartow. There will be
regional headquarters opened in
various sections of the state.

Practically every place of busi-
ness in Port St. Joe will be

little of the crossing." ,So the close all day next ivlonaay, In
settlers celebrated by making mul- observance of New Year's Day.
titudinous calls the next day. Housewives are advised to lay
Refreshments .consisted of great in sufficient groceries to last
slices of cake, doughnuts, coffee over until Tuesday morning.
and cider. The custom of making
wholesale Nbw' Year's calls per- with the world. Of all the customs
sisted for many years.. of various nations, this is perhaps'
The Chinese are said' to cele- the one most worthy of emulation,
brate New Year's in the most un- and we would like to call it to the
usual fashion of all. They actually attention of those subscribers who
feel, compelled to pay off thei- are behind' with their subscription
debts before they can be at peaceto The 'Star:.




Opening of 5th

Street Gives City

Beautiful Drive

Two-Way Boulevard with Parkway
Down Center Could Be

Opening of Fifth street from
Monument avenue to Garrison
avenue gives Port St. Joe one or
the most beautiful boulevards to
he seen in any city in Northwest
Florida, with its two 30-foot con
create drives and parkway down
the center.
The finishing touches are being
put on the job this week by crews
of the Cleary Brothei's Construce
tion company, which had the con-
tract for the work, but a great
deal: can yet be done in the way
of" beautification if the' Woman
club and other civic bqdies join in
beautifying the parkways.
Palm and other trees could b~.
transplanted to the rich soil that
has been placedI in these parl
ways, as well as shrubbery and
giass, and 'this street could' be
made extremely beautiful.
On the other hand, if no effort
is made in the way of plantings
the parkways will soon be grown
up to weeds and will be used for.
:he parking of. cars.
The Star invites the opinions of
readers on this matter.

Medical Society

Will Meet Here

Medics of Franklin and Gulf Coun-
ties Select This City At Ses-
sion Held In Apalachicola

At a meeting of the Franklin-
Gulf' County Medical society held
in Aphlachicola last week, Port St.
Joe was chosen for the first meet-
Ing 'of the' society in the new year.
January 18 was set as tie date.
Officers elected for the year at
the Apalaclicola meeting were Dr.
J. Meriwether of Wewahitchka,
president; Dr. L. H. Bartee, Port
St. Joe, vice-president; Dr. J. R.
Norton, Port St. Joe, secretary-
treasurer. Dr. Dykes, Dr. Contles
and Dr. Ward were named as a
board of censors.


Gasparilla Fete

Promises To Be

Bigger, Better

Parade Expected to Be Larger
Than Last Year, When All
Former Records Broken

With more than 50 floats and
23 bands already entered in the
Gasparilla parade, which will again
mark the climax of the Florida
Fair at Tampa this year, indica-
tions are that the parade on Feb-
ruary 6 will be even larger and
more gorgeous than that of last
year, when all former records
were broken:
Parade plans are further along,
now than they have ever been b-
fore this far in advance of the(
Gasparilla pageant. Twelve floats
to be entered by the Krewe are
being prepared' by artists and de-
signers. All floats entered must be
approved by the Krewe, which
adopted this rule In order to main-
tain the high standard they. have
set and which has made this oc-
casion the outstanding event of
Florida's winter season.
Two "big name" orchestras will
play at the Krewe's social func-
tions during the carnival. Hal
Kemp will provide music for tht,
Pirate's ball at the Tampa Yacht
club on the night of February 3,
and Eddy Duchin at the annual
coronation ball and at the annual
carnival ball' at Davis Island Coli-
seum on February 7.
The Florida Fair is celebrating
its 25th anniversary this year with
11 days and 11 nights of carnival
gaiety, beginning January 30 ana
running through February 10. It
will present a complete picture of
Florida's great natural, agricul-
tural and industrial resources, and
the numerous exhibits this yeai
will include some of the finest
ever shown at the fair.

SMarion B. Knight, attorney of
Blountstown, recently re- elected
vice-president of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit Bar association at
a meeting of the group held' in
Marianna, will entertain the asso-
ciation in Blountstown on Janu-
ary 4.
S. E. Rice of Apalachicola has
been displaying oysters measuring
over seven inches from tip to tip,
several barrels of which were
gathered by oystermen on one of
his boats near St. Vincent's island.

We desire to express our deep
gratitude and appreciation to those 1
who so kindly aided us in our s
hour of sorrow and to those who
remembered with floral offerings. i
Mrs. C. A. LeHardy, Jr. r
and' Family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. LeHardy, Sr.
and' Family.
-----k---- '
Nobody in Florida is further I
than 63 miles away from salt a





Practically All Work To Be
Given Residents of Sections
Through Which the Right-
of-Way Passes.

It is learned from a reliable
source that actual work on the 404-
mile eight-inch gasoline pipe line
from Port .St. Joe to Atlanta, Ga.,
will begin some time next week
with clearing of the right-of-way
preparatory to digging of the
ditch for 'the pipe. It is understood
that work of clearing the right-of-
way out of Bainbridge, Ga., has
been in progress for some time.
It is stated that practically all
labor employed in construction or
the line will be white, and employ-
ment will be offered to residents
of the sections through which the
line will pass.
A large ditching machine ar-
,rived over the Apalachicola North-
ern railroad Saturday and a num-
ber of men are in town who arb
to be employed -in. welding the
pipe. These welders will all be ex-
perts in their liie and 'will, be men
who have passed rigid tests in this'
type of work.
While Port St. Joe is the ter-
minus of .the pipe line, little infor-
mation is available here at the
present time. While it is under-
stood that two 100-acre sites are
under consideration for location of
tanks and pumping plant, no one
knows which site will be chosen.
All that is really definitely known
is that the Gulf Oil corporation
and the Pure Oil company are go-
ing to spend approximately $5,-
000,000 in laying this line, and it
is expected that this is only a
forerunner of what is to come af-
ter the line' is completed.


"We wouldn't need the WPA if
the sugar quota were off perma-
nently and we could produce what
we consume right here in the
state," Senator Charles 0. An-
drews pointed out in a talk re-
cently at Bartow.
He explained that expansion or
the state's sugar industry would
immediately follow the removal of
the quota limitations and that an-
other mill would be built and at
least 30,600 additional acres put
to cane, which would give employ-
ment to thousands of men.
The expansion of the sugar in-
dustry, establishment of the Tropic
Everglades park, and production
of Sea Island cotton and ramie,
Andrews said, would serve to give
employment to other thousands,
making federal relief aid in this
state unnecessary.
Discussing the war situation, An-
drews stated that he was opposed
:o sending American boys over-
seas, but believed in adequate na-
tional defense and said that he
had voted for bills to increase our
laval strength.

Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Lewis are
announcing the arrival of an 8/2-
)ound daughter on December 19'
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G.

Pnrt St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000 1
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
est growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.



Nobble Stone of Naples is the Mr. and Mrs. Oros Miller of
guest this week of his parents, Mr. Blountstown were guests Monday
and Mrs. T. H. Stone. Society Personals Churches of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dendy ana
P r s Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller.
Miss Loretta Long of Apalachi- : a
cola was the guest over the week- LANETA DAVIS, Editor
T Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Haygood of
end of Mr. and Mrs. Red Fuller. Bogalusa, La., are guests of Mrs.
Miss Murnice Taunton is spend, IN JOINT INSTALLATION rPAUL SULLIVAN ARE WED W. J. Beln.
ing this week in Tallapoosa, Ga., Members of the Order of East- A the Chs ll Announcement was made last
visiting relatives. ern Star and the Masonic lodge week of the marriage of Miss Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith visited
gathered at the lodge hall Tuesday ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL Adelaide Hardy of Overstreet to with friends Thursday of last week
evening for a joint installation of Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector Paul Sullivan of Panama City in in Panama City.
H-apphy N euW officers for .the ensuing year. C. G. Services at St. James Episcopal Panama City, Sunday, December
Costin acted as installing officer church every Sunday evening at 17. Following the ceremony the
Year! for the Masons and Mrs. Effie 7:45 o'clock. couple left for Holt, Ala., to spena
Jones of -Panama City, district in- Church school every Sunday at several days with the parents of'
May it bring Health and structress, installed for the O. E. S. 10 o'clock. the groom.
Happiness to All! Newly-named officers for the Holy Communion services on the Miss Hardy is a graduate of the
Masons are C. L. Costin, worship- third Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Port St. Joe high school, class o,
_A T E7D J ful master; S. C. Pridgeon, senior --'38. During 1938-39 she did post-
1Y warden; Horace Soule, junior war- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH graduate work in the school, later
den; James Shannon, senior dea- Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister accepting a position in the office LAST TIMES TODAY!
Dept. Store con; D. D. Hendry, junior deacon; 11:00 a. m.- orning Worship. of County Superintendent Chauncy
George Suber, secretary; Roy Gib- 7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U. Costin, where she was employed
son, treasurer; Jesse Smith, tyler: 8:00 p. m.-Preaching service. when married. Mr. Sullivan came .
Rev. D. E. Marietta, chaplain; Ed- W. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m. to this city about two years ago w R anPR W
win Ramsey and John Maddox, Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p. and, was employed by the Carvere a psaymio Rob .PRESTON i
A Year of stewards. m. Teachers meeting, Thursday, Drug company, but for several e -
A f Officers for the Eastern Star 7:30 p. m. months past has been agent for
Se e are Mrs. Ern A. Kelly, worthy ASSEMBLY OF GOD the Times-Union out of Panama e E! *
matron; Oscar Roberts, worthy Rev. T. Corbin, Pastor City. DOUBLE FEATURE!
patron; Sarah G. Morgan, associ- Full-time services The young couple will be at SATURDAY, DEC. 30 *
During the New Year our ate matron; Roy Evans, associate 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School. home to their friends in Panama a
patron; Lovie Coburn, conductress; 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service. City following the holiday season. HIT NO. 1
motto will be, as always, Myrtice Coody, associate conduct- 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service. They have many friends in Gult *
ress; E1a Glenn, chaplain; Zola yermeting ry Wednesday and Bay counties that will join The ROY ROGERS
"Service"-and we are going night. RO
eMgoing addox, marshal; Ella G. Chafin, nStar in wishing them much happi-
to give you better work dur- organist; Emmie Bateman, Adah; METHODIST CHURCH, ness. -
Alma Parker, Ruth; Fannie Rob- D. E. Marietta, Minister *. *"W 71 Stree
ing 1940 than ever before erts, Esther; Bessie Smith, Mar- Services Every Sunday M. K. Hurlbut was a business : al ree
with our newly-installed tha; Florazelle Connell, Electa; 10:00 a. m.---hurch School. visitor Tuesday in Bainbridge.
Janie Wallace, warder; Robert 11:00 a m.-Morning worship. COwb y
7:30 p. =.-Evening worship. 0 Cowboy" 0
equipment Wallace, sentinel. *
DOUBLE CEREMONY 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
4 UNITES YOUNG PEOPLE 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service. 8
John Cramer of this city and 8:00 p. m., second and fourth Order of Eastern Star .I4t thed 'Aci
Miss Germaine Griswold of Apa. Sundays-Evening services. Meets on second and fourth lel's ihear cs
PR'INCTS lachicola, and Miss Lillian Powell uesdays of each month in the i ln!
PR IN C ES Jof Florala, Ala., and Benny Grace CHILDREN ENJOY TREE Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visi.
B 4ty Sl pp of this city were united in marrI- AT EPISCOPAL CHURCH lors who are members are cor- n flf flr
Beauty Shoppe age Sunday afternoon December A Christmas tree was held in 'lially invited to be present.
24, at the home of Judge Osburn the Episcopal church for the chil- American Legion
at Crestview in the presence of dren of the congregation. As Santa Gulf County Post 116 meets the ; -'
............,,. ,, m'eirbers of the immediate families Claus was not able to be at all first and third Mondays of each -
and a few close friends. the trees, Robert Bellows acted month at the Legion Hut.
BEST V ISH ES Immediately following the cere- for him, and following the singing Masonic Lodge
monies, the two couples left for of carols and a prayer he presented St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second "Dick Tracy Returns" 4
New Orleans on a short wedding Sifts, fruit and candy to all the and fourth Friday nights at 8:30 (
trip, returning to this city Tues- children, o'clock in Masonic hall.
day, where they will make then The St. Ceceila Mass and Hly S DAY and MONDAY
homes. Communion was said Sunday night # #4 DEC 31 JAN. 1
SWOMAN'S B at 9 o'clock. The church was beau- IF ANYBODY HAS- Once a con always a con
WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS tifully decorated with yeupon and
SANNUAL PARTY lighted with red tapers. A dio- Eloped George Raft *
The annual Christmas party ot rama, depicting the Nativity, was Married
the Port St. Joe Woman's club displayed. Divorced WILLIAM HOLDEN
i was held at their home in there t Had a Fire Humphrey Bogart
Centennial building last Friday ENJOYABLE PROM AT Sold a Farm a
afternoon. The club room was VAN'S WEDNESDAY EVE Been ArrestedJae Bryan
ACCEPT OUR SINCERE beautifully decorated for the oc- Mrs. C. P. VanHorn entertained Been Your Guest b
BEST WISHES FOR casion, a Christmas tree beingg the a number of the younger set at Started in Business 4 V Sil
YOUR HAPPINESS center of attraction. Following a Van's Wednesday night. Dancing Left You a Fortune *
short business discussion, gifts and proms were enjoyed. Delicious Bought a New Home Stripes
DURING THE ENTIRE were exchanged by the club men. punch was served to the Misses Swiped Your Chickens *
NEW YEAR bers, This party so well planned Marigene Smith, Myrtle Whitaker, Met With An Accident
and carried out marks another Martha Hinson, Margaret Belin, Had a Visit From the Stork CR
c oe mile-post in the work of the Wo- and Sara VanHorn, and Carlyle THATS NEWSREWBALL FOOTBALL
St. Jo man's club in this city. Matthews, Howarc Taunton, Cor- *,^-44<1> <
Sat nelius Kirkland, Arthur Forehand, TELL THE EDITOR DOUBLE FEATURE
est uranMESDAMES HURLBUT AND Cornelius VanHorn, Albert Hickey
Restate uran t SULLIVAN CO-HOSTESSES of Orlando and Wilburt Bryan of Phone 51-The Star TUESDAY, JAN. 2
-.-..... -. Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Benny Columbia, Ala. HIT NO. 1
Grace and Mr. and Mrs. Joh.b *.
Kramer, who were married las, B. Y. P. U. ENJOYS ULD YOU SLYOUR OWN CHILD .
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hurl- CHRISTMAS PARTY t
-''' but and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sulll- About twenty-five members of :1 '
van entertained at the .Hurlbut the Baptist Young People's Union '''
(_ ./^'V/~ J home Wednesday evening, enjoyed a Christmas party in the
-" ,. '- Dancing -was enjoyed until a basement of the Baptist church *
S '" late hour, after which the hos- Tuesday evening. Gifts were ex-
Stesses served ice cream and cake changed and games and contests FArIN *
to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Roche, Mr. enjoyed, after which fruit cake rank''"
and Mrs. Wilbur Wells, Mr. and and hot chocolate was served. @
Mrs. Roy Williams, Mrs. Mincey, Or .... Ue W
Your good will and patronage Miss Ruby Strickland, Buck Alex- GOODMAN-HARRIS -.. ; ..*.e0 ,,0
are highly appreciated, and ander and the honorees. Miss Winifred Harris and J. D.
we thank those customers Goodman were quietly married in happiness, Health and an HIT NO. 2
Mrs. Frank Lanier and small the home of Rev. D. E. Marietta H es ear l a n _
who have made our business laughter, Sally, of Savannah, Ga., last Saturday evening. Mr. an entire year full of boun-
quite satisfactory during '39. were guests this week of Mrs. L. Mrs. Goodman will make the. T se t ins we wish for J
nier's mother, Mrs. R. A. Costin. home in this city, where he is in T hese things e wsh for
r business. you and yours throughout ; oouIn *
Mr. and Mrs. Basil Kenney, Sr., a a the New Year of 1940. .
left Tuesday for a visit to the Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hinote re- A
Le H hardy's southern part of the state turned Tuesday following a several L -
S-r days' visit in Pensacola and Mil- ,
hThe Misses Idell and Mercedes ton.
A i Um1cy Murphy of Madison and ,Sneads Q GROCERY & MARKET ,
"Where Friends Meet" were. guests during the .Christmas Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklln spent Prices Right-- 4 Cf IILBO SiW flS
holidays of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Sunday in St. Andrews, guests, of -Clerks Polite
Comforter and Mrs. Clara Murphy. Mrs. M. J. Thompson. I $ / t
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Ring metrily, oh, New Year bells!
When white the snows are glis-
Your music on the darkness wells,
And all the world is listening.
Ring merrily! Each note is filled
With hope and promise glorious,
With doubts dissolved and terrors
And courage over fears vic-
Ring merrily, oh, New Year bells!
Again the dawn is brightening,
Shall grief forget that time dispels
,Or sorrow flout the New Year's
Ring merrily for all to hear,
Since need knows no disparity;
Bring to each soul your note of
Since cheer is Heaven's charity.
-Lalia Mitchell Thornton.
An expert at spearing big sea
game says that an octopus, even
when not fully developed, is far
stronger than a man.

Hundreds have tried them and
'recommend them highly
:Unconditionally Guaranteed

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John Nance uGrner of TexOs

SoUded in New Campgni Song

DALLAS-A'swinging melody and catchy words-in a new song about
John'Nance Garper, Vice President, has just been.published under-.the
title; ."Cactus Jack," by .the songwriting combination.of Rex Lampman
and Jack Foy.
-Amateur. song-writers have deluged the Dallas headquarters of the
Garner-for-President campaign with new verses, of their own writing.
The song has eight verses, but only four are printed herewith, as follows:
1 If the river ain't dry he'll catch you a fish:
In Texas down by the Rio Grande Cactus Jack with his old seegar,
There's nlentv of work for a nood cowhand. He'lllookrightnice inthat WhiteHouse carl

There's milk and honey and hot tamales :
And the sweetest bunch of "0 by gollies."
The sky is wide and high and blue,
And you say to strangers "how de do."
There's room to breathe or to bet a stack,.
There's the blue bonnet girls and there's
Cactus Jack:
Cactus Jack, he's a-riding straight,
Riding straight for the White House gate.
Don't -look. away; don't look away,
You can't look away from Texas.
We'll tell you this about Cactus Jack;
He's quick on the trigger or a wisecrack.
Just as wise as an old horned toad-
There ain't Very much he's never knowedl
He ast hogtie a yearling quick aayou!wlshi

Army Recruiting

Officer to Be Here

Seeking Young Men Between 18
and 35 for Enlistment In
Regular Army.

Col. Daniel D. Tompkins, re-
cruiting officer for the regular
army for Georgia and' Florida, an-
nounced yesterday that. a repre.
sentative of the army recruiting
service from his office will be in
Port St. Joe on Monday, January
8, to accept young men for .en-
listment in the regular army.
All young men between the
ages of 18 and 35, who are. unmar-
ried. free of dependents and in
good health, should meet the re-
cruiting sergeant at the postoffice
promptly at 10 a. m. on the day
Men accepted will be carried to
Tallahassee at government ex-
pense where they will receive
final examinations. Those that
meet all requirements will be en-
listed and sent to the stations at
which they select to serve, and
those who fail to pass will be re-
turned to this city at government

All the dispatches from the
West Indies operations of the
American forces in the Spanish
American War were received at
the cable station at Punta Rass,.,
below Fort Myers.

That ancient king who wanted'
to trade his kingdom for a horse
probably couldn't find anything
but a garage to. stable him in to-
day. L

We'll tell you this about Cactus Jack:
He's got no time.for a fraud nor a quackl
And when you see his spurs and hat,
You know there goes a Democratl
He can uncork a speech, let freedom ring,
Slap the back of a British king
Cactus Jack, with his: lariat,
He's going to rope the White House yetl
We'll tell you this about Cactus Jack:
He's hit the trail and he won't turn back.
He's riding high and he's riding straight,
And he's headed for the White House gatel
From Amarillo to San Antone
They'll tell you J ack has never been thrown;
Ki, yi, yippeel Cactus Jackl
He'll hang his hat on the White House rack.

:The Low Down
Willis. Swamp

Editor The Star:
To a feller out here in the
swamp, it's looking' more and'
more like somebody's gotta take
the bull by the .horns up there in
Washington. This here experl-
mentin', and talk, and confusion'
muddle which we been putting' up
with-from the Head Office-it's
getting' headachy.
It's time to begin actin' like
we're not a high school class in
economics and 'government-where
papa pays the taxes and lets it
go at that.
The way I look at it, we got just
one problem on our hands. It's to
stop listening' to -the screech owls
and whippoorwills, and stop shiv-
erin' in our boots imaginin' there's
something out there in the ,dark
waiting' to eat us alive.
The next congress, if it will
scrape together all the experi-
mental misfits which have been
pilin' up, and sweep 'em out-it
will earn its salt. Then call up
the junkman and sell the whole
outfit, including' the. PWA, WPA,
AAA, TVA, BVD .and all those
other white elephants-and pard-
ner, the USA will get off the dime
and go to town.
Brothers and sisters-there's a
great day coming .
Yours with the low down,
The "forbidden city" of Lhassa,
Tibet, lies at an elevation of 13,.
000 feet.

Cone Replies

To Criticism

Of Land 'Sale

State Is Not Trying to Protect
The Tax Dodgers, Says

Governor Fred P. Cone last week
declared in a letter to Robert L.
Nem man, executive secretary of
ilt Florida Taxpayers' association,
%Nhich:'had protested against the
htbord's plan to favor former home
owners and holders of liens on the
r:i\ delinquent land, that the state'
internal improvement board' is
"not going to try to protect tax
dodgers" in -disposing of land
which reverted to the state under
thbe Murphy Act.'
"The only intention of the board
so far as I am' concerned," the
governor wrote, "is' to give people
a chance-who own land- and have
been paying taxes on it but
through inadvertence it happens
that there are outstanding tax cer-
"We are not going to allow. tax
certificate speculators to buy land
and' take property away from. peo-
ple who have been honest trying
to look after their taxes. You may
be sure that we are not going-to-
try to protect tax dodgers, but
are only going to. .try.. to. protect
Fpople who have .had. certificates
out against land land did not know
it. Most of us could find some
certificates if we looked closely,
maybe some 'way back for 25
SJust a-Boy!
Just a Boy!

In he comes and bangs the
door and piles his playthings on
the floor. His sweating face Is
caked with grime., his lusty voice
is raised in song, he shakes the
house as he tramps along, and for-
gets to wash at supper time.
He lets the dog into the house,
he scares his mother with a mouse
and keep a constant turmoil. Six
times a day he has to eat-always
asks for something sweet. His
sticky hands the papers soil. His
pockets bulge with tons of -toys.
He yells to play with bigger boys.
He fights with every neighbor
'kid. He always swaggers at my
heels and screams to show how
good he feels. My every tool he
keeps well hid.
He just will talk with moutn
crammed full, and tries his sis-
ter's hair to pull. He streaks the
house with clashing paints. He
climbs a tree and then falls out.
He seldom speaks but 'tis a shout.
No hour passes without complaint.
Mile on mile he walks each day,
for he can't sit still and play. RIe
tinkers with the kitchen clocks.
He wants to hear the funnies
read. He dreads like sin to go to
bed. He's just .one constant ques-
tion box. He has a yen for each
stray cat. He trips the milkman
with his bat. He finds in mischier
unholy joy. But when at last he
falls asleep, there is, no fault I
would not keep. For after all he
is MY BOY.-Fred Short in The
Enslej Press.,
London preacher says no man
should marry until he finds a wo-
man who suits him in every way.
Sounds like he's advocating race

Salt water sports fishing brings
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any other one thing, except our
balmy climate.

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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.

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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.

As we celebrate the coming of the New
Year next Sunday night and tack the 1940
calendar up on the wall, it makes a lot of dif-
ference in looking back and. in looking ahead
whether we consider things from the point
of view of the whole world, or just of the
United States.
The world, and especially Europe, will
probably find little reason to remember 1939
with affection. But this country-though
worried and shaken by the hard reality of a
war abroad and which has been brought
right up to the front door of Florida-finds
certain aspects of the domestic picture that
ought to cheer it up.
One of the chief of these is the appearance
of a business recovery that this time seems
to be the "real thing" and which appears to
have sneaked from "around the corner." Not
a war boom, but an industrial upsurge that
is meeting the long-delayed needs of Ameri-
cans the country over, it shows promise of
continuing the march towards higher stan-
dards of living that has in the past been typi-
cal of this nation as of no other.
Port St. Joe is in the forefront of this drive
towards prosperity with a steadily mounting
tonnage passing over our docks and promise
of a great increase With completion of the
gasoline pipeline from this city to Atlanta,
which, in the opinion of many is the forerun-
aer of other industries, and we are confident
that before the year 1940 is ended another
large project will get under way here with
an investment up in the millions. In addition,
-our new bank will be opened shortly after the
first of the year and this, too, will aid in fu-
ture growth.
But for better or for worse, 1940. will soon
be with us and will be for each of us largely
what we make it. If we are honest and square
with our fellowman, if we exemplify the spirit
of the Golden Rule, if we try to be better
men and women this year than we were last,
then we will have the comforting satisfaction
of knowing that we have done our best, and
this goes a long way in promoting real hap-
piness, peace of mind and prosperity.

- In spite of a new Christmas shirt and tie,
we don't begin to look as swank as the man
in the collar ad. Guess there isn't anything
much that will improve the appearance of an

Fresh water fishermen around Port St. Joe
are reeling 'em in these days, but it looks
like the rains are going to spoil the sport.

So far, Jack Frost has been mighty kind
to Florida, but January and February are yet
to be heard from.

SPolitics is in the air. We've been receiving.
letters from candidates asking for our adver-
tising rates.

On New Year's Day we patch up the reso-
lutions we broke last year.
Finland, as usual, was the only debtor na-
tion to send Uncle Sam a Christmas gift.

As soon as congress gets in session we will
hear some real New Year's resolutions.

There is no good reason why. New Year's
affords a bettertime to make a good resolu-
tion than any other season of the year. New
Year's Day itself means- nothing, any more
than Tuesday or Friday, or any other day or
date. It is down on the calendar as the first
day of January, and even President Roose-
telt can't change that. Any date on which
one may reach the conclusion that one would
be better for desisting from some practice to
which one is addicted, or to adopt.a course
which one has not hitherto followed, is a
good time to begin.
However, New Year's is a favorite date be-
cause it is the start of another year. The
slate is wiped clean then and a new account
is opened. It is easier to make a resolution
than it is to keep it. Resolutions have to do
with improvement. It doesn't require resolu-
tion to do worse than one did in-the old year.
A worse course offers few difficulties in exe-
cution. To do better is the one which requires
fortitude and persistence..
Despite resolutions we may make, most of
us do not change greatly from year to year.
It's the trend that makes the chief difference.
SWith some the direction is Qnf an ascending
plane, while with others there ,is a down
grade, and the latter is the :easier course to
pursue, though the difference between the
two may not .be especially perceptible. Most
of those who improve a little do not do so
conspicuously, while many of those who grow
worse do not do so at a rapid rate.. The re-
sult depends on the kind of groove in which
one is running-for we do run in grooves
very largely. The main thing to do is to try
to improve ourselves just a little bit during
the coming year, for it's how we live the next
twelve months that will really count.

So far as Florida is concerned, the British
and Germans can take their war and run
along to their own shores with it. Both are
welcome here when they are on peaceable
missions, but when they start shooting at
and chasing each other, as the British cruise
,Orion did to the German freighter Arauca,
'forcing it into port at Fort Lauderdale, they
become undesirables.
Florida likes spectacular performances, as
well as her publicity, but not at the expense
of having to tighten up her "neutrality belt"
from the 300-mile zone. Furthermore, if Mr.
Goebbels, der Fuehrer's star reporter, gets
wind of this incident, he is likely to make a
major naval battle out of it, with the unarmed
tanker victorious over the British South At-
lantic sea forces, judging by the way he
handled the Graf Spee's "magnificent vic-
tory" off Montevideo. Florida resents, being
selected as the locale for anything like that.
As things have developed, this state will
be pictured in discussions that will follow the
joint declaration of American republics
against the use by the belligerents of tht
"neutrality zone" waters to fight their battles.
These discussions are not going to bring any
special glory to the protestants. Uncle Sanm
has said that he has no intention of trying to
compel observance of the extended neutrality
zone other than by written protests.
As a matter of fact, the nations of the
Americas might do a more effective piece of
work in determining a common policy to-
ward belligerents that will in some way off-
set the present effect of. the "extended neu-
trality zone," which provides what amounts
I:o a greatly expanded safety zone for bel-
ligerent merchant vessels, if it is observed.
Unless they are able to do this, the broad-
ened sphere of the Monroe Doctrine, which
looked so well at the time of adoption, may
have to be abandoned and international law
governing the sea lanes restored to its former
status.-Florida Times-Union.

About now dad is through playing with
Junior's electric train and if it is still in work.
ing order Junior may get some fun out of it.

Start the new year by starting something.


Jo Serra Takes a Gander At

the National Political Setoup

Our old friend'-Jo Serra, from
down Willis Swamp way, dropped
in the other day and casually re-
marked: "If you want to make a
congressman turn white, sneak
up behind! him and shout 'What
are you goin' to do about taxes'?"
Which catised us to remark that
the demand for a concrete tax ana
debt policy which really gets to
the bottom of our tangled fiscal
situation, is growing, by Leaps and
bounds. The dear public, which has
been pretty well occupied keeping
up with European affairs, seems
to be turning its attention again
to our own domestic problems,
probably figuring that there isn't
much we can do about Europe, and
that we have plenty to keep us
busy at home.
There is a good chance that tax
questions will pretty much hold
the spotlight during the pending
congress. The administration's de-
fenders and opponents are unlim-
bering their artillery. But it. won't
be a purely partisan fight, for
there is no general agreement
within either major party as to
just what the workable solution
"You know," remarked Jo, "the
president has sorta put himself on
the fence. He's intimated, in a
vague sorta way, that he'd "be
willing' ,it cut costs in some places
so's he could .dig up cash for the
big national defense plan. But
then again, he'd still like to have
the debt limit boosted' from $45,-
000,000,000 to $50,000,000,000 or
mebb'e more, and he'll probably
drop a hint along that line to con-
gress this session. 'Course that
don't mean it'll be boosted but
you can't never tell what a con-
,ressman'll do.
"But the boys who are in favor
of economy are generally Demo-
crats, like Senators Harrison and
Byrd, and most of our Southern
group are supporting' 'em. But they
ain't got nothing' definite to offer,
an' they naturally hesitate to em-
barrass the president, who's head
-f the party."
We agreed with Jo on this, and
obseerved that on the other side of
the fence, Republican spokesmen
talk a great deal about economy.
"Sure, they do," came back Jo,
"but, shucks, they're on the skit-
tish side when it comes right
down to facts and figgers. Lookit
Taft and Dewey, both of 'em aspir-
in' to the presidency-they've en-
dorsed economy in a sorta general

way but ain't proposed' no definite
program.. There ain't nou great
mystery as to why they're that
way, or' any other' feller with po-
litical ambitions. Politics. bein'
what it is, successful candidates-
nowadays are usually vague and
cautious candidates. The voters-
or mebbe I should say the: suckers
-will applaud:- econoiy- usually,
but, brother, they're the first to
raise heck when the cuts are felt
in their own bailiwick."'
All of which stacks up) in our
opinion, that the chances, of any-
thing big being: done to sol.ve the
tax and debt problems during, 1940
are remote. It will be a general
election year. Both parties want a
short session, and both want to
avoid having to place. themselves
too definitely on record as to ma-
jor issues-with *the single excep-
tion of the war issue-on which
all seem agreed that we, mast re-
main neutral. So the oddi favor
a relatively evasive policy fEr both
Democrats and Republicans.
As Joi remarked,. as he was leav-
ing: "All of the high muck-a-
mucks admit -that. the final policy
is getting' more like a jjgsaw puzzle
every day, and they all say its
gotta be faced some time-but
take it from me, and I got the
low down-there's durn few of
'em want to face it in a general
election year."


11 build me a house-well, I
don't know of what, for it isn't
much money the money I've got;
but I'll build me a house, if it's
roof is of thatch, with a rock for
a doorstep, a thong for a latch.
Yes, I'll build me a house, a house
of my own, and of logs or of lum-
ber, of brick or of stone; for I
want me a house, be it plaster or
pine, and it doesn't much matter
as long as it's mine.
I'll build me a house-well, per-
haps on a hill, or below in a hot-
low, if heaven so will, but I'11 build
me a house on the highlands or
low, for the wife and the kids and
a chicken or so. Oh, I'll build me
a house, for a man's not a man
who some sort of way cannot fig-
ure or plan to build him a house,
be it mighty or small, for the size
of the house doesn't matter at all.

Moospeak lighthouse, in the
mouth of the Bay of Fundy, is the
foggiest spot in the U. S.





More pounds of mullet are pro-
duced than any other Florida fish.

It pays to advertise-try it!

Sincere Wishes
May 1940 be the Most Pros-
perous and Happy New Year
you have ever known!

5-10-$1 Store

wr~anse se A at9 8(b

* May the months to come
o be filled with Health,
SHappiness and Prosperity
* for those whom it has
been our pleasure to serve
during 1939

Owens &


To our host of friends
and customers we ex-
tend the best of the
season's good wishes
for a bright and Happy
New Year.

Mac's Taxi



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Childers of
Tallahassee were guests over the
week-end of Dr. and, Mrs. L. H.

We sincerely thank you
for your patronage and
good will during 1939, and
extend heartiest best
wishes for a





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best product of Mother Nature.
. And they keep indefi-
nitely. If they become droopy
you merely place them in the
refrigerator and in. a brief time
they are as good as new.

Mrs. W. S. Smith



Mrs. Jack Samford and Mrs.
John Sowers expect to leave Sun-
day for Orlando to spend several
days as guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Hickey and family. Miss Kath-
erine Hickey and Albert Hickey,
who have been guests of Mrs.
Samford this week, will return to
their home with them.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells and
son, Edward, left Tuesday for New
Orleans, La., and Houston, Texas,
to spend the week.

Mrs. J. W. Smith of Sumatra is
the guest this week of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Smith.

Miss Roxie Nichols left Saturday
for her home in Wewahitchka to
spend the holidays with her moth-
er; from there she will visit rela-
tives in the southern part of the

Miss Allah Mae Darcy left Sat-
urday for New Orleans to visit
with relatives.



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"Your Home Town Newspaper"

Federal Report Scores
Billboards On Highways
The bureau of public roads, in
Its report recommending a nation-
wide national defense system, took
a crack at the billboards and road-
side stands, labeling them "posi-
tive menaces" to driving safely
which "must be controlled."
"The mere presence of these
numerous, close-crowding objects
and establishments is a distraction
to drivers of vehicles,'-the bureau
said. "Some of them, by every
conceivable device, endeavor to
attract the attention of drivers of
vehicles from their primary re-
sponsibilities; most of them con-
tribute largely to the hazards of
unexpected stopping, turning and
emergencies upon the highways of
both vehicles and pedestrians.
"All are positive menaces and
must be controlled, and the only
probability of material improve-
ment lies in a general and substan-
tial widening of the rights-of-wa>
of the mort important roads, to-
gether with effective border con-
'To which we echo "amen.''
The editor of The Star has al-
ways advocated billboard control,
and we would like to see the
county commissioners pass some
sort of law to compel those erect-
ing $he hideous objects to at least
place them 500 yards from thet
highway so that no one can read
the blamed things.
Byron Eells expects to leave to-
morrow for New Orleans to at-
tend the Tulane-Texas A. & M.
football game.
M. Ross Watson of Wilmington,
Del., is a business visitor in the
city this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Smith and
daughter, Winnie Sue, of Sumatra
were visiting Monday with Mr. ano
Mrs. W. S. Smith and Mr. and
Mrs. Henderson Spence.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Rowell were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lov-
ett Thursday of last week.
A. D. Albritton and Fisher Wit-
liams of Quincy were business vis-
itors in the city Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayless and
children, Elgin, Jr., and Tommy,
were guests during the Christmas
holidays of Mrs. Nora Howard.

To all our friends and patrons who have proven so
loyal, staunch and true, we wish to express our ap-
preciation and extend good wishes for a

The happiest of New Years to everyone in
Port St. Joe and Gulf County. We
will give you the same courteous and
prompt service during 1940 that we
rendered you in 1939

COSTI'S Dept.Store

. . . . . .

May it bring Health and Happiness to all!
Another New Year another
opportunity to live successfully and hap-
pily. We are ready to serve you in 1940.

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Hillsborough, host county ex-
hibitor during the Florida State
Fair at Tampa, January 30 to Feb-
ruary 10, will have an elaborate
display of agricultural products ar-

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Donaldson
and daughters, Evelyn, Dale and
Alma Jean, of McVeigh, Ky., Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Graves of Heaa-
land, Ala., and Mrs. T. B. Smitu
ot Montgomery,' Ala., will be in
the city today as guests of Mr..
M. B. Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
Sammie Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Larkin ana
Mr. and Mrs. Hoke Larkin spe'-r
the holidays in Bristol visiting rel-
Rev. and Mrs. Frank Dearing of
Panama City visited Sunday in th"
city. ,
Florida's annual catch of edible
fish is growing .smaller, due to
over-fishing, but with proper con-
servation the supply can and will
be brought back and the industry
given almost unlimited possibill-
3^- **** .e ,4....

Good. Cheer

Sto. all. o4r patrons tor alltthe'
go od-tthings in.-ife' .... -
f during the coming good
New Year!


H. A. Drake


ISt. Joe Bar"


As we close 1939 and look
forward hopefully to 1950, we
wish to thank you for your
patronage in the past. ..
It is our sincere wish that
you and yours will have full
measure of Health, Peace
and Contentment during
the New Year

tisticaly arrayed when the big
show gets underway. Hillsborough
county is the only county which
does not compete for the cash'


Mrs. Cliff Morton of Jacksonville
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dell
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith and
daughter, Miss Marigene, returned
Tuesday from Dawson, Ga., where
they spent the Christmas holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hauser and
small daughter .spent Christmas in
Marianna with Mr. and Mrs. M.
Hauser and family.
Miss Margaret Kidd, a student
at Ashley Hall, Charlotte, S. C., is
visiting with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H.. A. Kidd, during the holi-
Wilburt Bryan of Columbia is
the guest this week of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Smith.
The Misses Kathleen Saunders..
rKaheryn HIckey.'of Orlando, and
Alice Ruth Gibson, Max Maddox,
Winston Jones- and' Stanley Hi.
;dalgo attended the Christmas ball
at Lhe armory In Apalachicola
'Monday night.
Miss ErHen McClellaniis visiting
relatives in Eufaula, Ala., during
the holiday vacation.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward ana
little daughter returned Tuesday
from New Orleans, where they
spent Christmas.
Mr.' and Mrs. L. P. Sutton ane
children, Merita and Leonard, Jr.,
spent Sunday and Monday in Mo-.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Holley and
daughter of Blountstown were the
guests Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs.
T. W. Davis.
Mrs. Karlene Owens of St.
Petersburg is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Lilius.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Owens and
son, Tommy, returned Tuesday
from Gainesville where they spent
Christmas with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davis and
.children, Frank and Faye, were
week-end visitors with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burns of
Alabama were holiday guests or
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jones, Sr., and
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Wellington
returned last 'Saturday from Bos-
ton, Mass., where they were called
by the death of Mr. Wellington's
'lft ff
Mrs. I. K. Chambers and C. Y.
Mayo of Tampa and C. Y. Mayo,
Sr., of Mobile, were guests during
the holidays of Mr. and Mrs. B.
H. Smith.

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New Year Greetings

We look ahead to this day.

It gives us the opportunity

to express our appreciation

for your loyal patronage. We

are able to join in this mrr

tual expression of friendship

and good health and

hope that the year to come

will be one to remember for

the many good things it will


May Happiness and Good

Health come to you in abun-


. may Prosperity

smile on you

. ,may

your every day be one of


, your

friends a source of constant

pleasure that is our

New Year wish to you!


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