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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: January 12, 1940
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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 fastest grow.
ing little newipaperi-dedicated to
the betteriiient and uptuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


TJH E


STAR


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


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center

VOLUME III '' PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1940 NUMBER 13


Tapper Is First

To Announce for


City Commission

Gives Approval to


FOR STATE TREASURER


Commissioner BudgetOrdinance


Will Run on Platform of Tax
Reduction and Economy In
County Government

George G. Tapper, port man-
ager for the Port St. Joe Terminal
company and owner of the St. Joe
Stevedoring -ompany, .today offici-
ally announces his candidacy for
county commissioner from District
Five (Port 'St. Joe), siibje,:t .to the
Democratic :prinarfy i .:aEy.
Mr. Tapper, prog essi've and6
alert and. taking .aB active ,Oirt in
civic affairs, .aiS .to Port 'S. Jo,
in 1920, where ;h% ','rlnd;_l the ilo-
cal schools. '-I bfnAme a member
of the Floridti r-.a' patrol .n 1934,
which position o he held until the,
patrol was abolished. .He then be-
came road patrolman -for Gult
county for a year and now is in
charge of all shipments passing
through the 'terminal company.
George has never delved much
into politics, thouglj for the past.
two years he has served as the
Gulf county member of the state
Democratic executive committee,
which office carries. no remunera-
tion, and this is his first venture
for an elective office.
The main planks of the platform
on which he offers his candidacy
is operation of county affairs on a
more business-like basis, making
every effort to eliminate unneces-
,sary taxes, and for economy in
county government wherever pos-
-sible. He believes it is the duty of
.county commissioners to not only
represent their districts but the
county as a whole, and that the
-position which he seeks is one or
the most important offices in the
,county.~
Mr. Tapper further states that
.he will make every o~edeavor .to
have the federal goveritient take
-over and maintain tie t canal re-
cently completed to this city and
-reimburse the county for the
funds advanced for construction of
the link. If this can be accom-
plished, he points out, it will bring
about a considerable reduction in
the millage-nfow levied.

Start Clearing of

Right-of-way For

Atlanta Pipeline

Special Machinery Arriving; Ex-
pect to Begin Laying Pipe
Latter Part of Month

Actual work of clearing the
right-of-way for the $5,000,000 gas-
oline pipeline from this city to
Atlanta, Ga., got underway here
this week.and it is expected that
work on the line itself will begin
about Januuary 25.
The Gulf Oil corporation has se-
cured a warehouse here and spe-
cial machinery for handling the
pipe, digging the ditch and clean-
ing and painting the pipe has be-
gan to. arrive.
It is understood that several
barge loads of pipe are at Mobile
and that another shipment is. be-
ing held. up on the Ohio river due
to freezing of the river.
Some labor trouble is being ex-
.perienced, but it is anticipated
that this will be straightened out
and that the work will proceed at
a rapid pace,


Is Open To Inspection By the
Public; Up for Final Pass-
Sage on January 23

At the regular meeting of the
board of city commissioners Tues-
lay night the appropriation ordin-
ance for 1940, compiled by City
Clerk M. P. Tomlinson, was intro-
duced by -Commissioner B. A.
Pridgeon and received the ap-
'roval of the entire board.
The budget is now on file at the
oFfice of the city clerk for inspec-
tion by the public, and any objec-
tions or suggested changes in the'
budget as set up may be sub-
mitted to the board at their nert
meeting, January 23, when the ap-
propriation ordinance will come up
for final passage.
The proposed budget is as fol-
lows':
Police department ..........$4500
Scavenger department ...... 2280
Executive department ....... 1800
Fire department ............ 2500
Street lighting ....../.......- 900
Office expenses ............. 720
Legal expenses ............. 360
Salaries, general ........... 300
Street maintenance .......... 1500
Park maintenance .......... 300
Miscellaneous .".:.... ........ 15
Contingencies ............. 1000
Public improvements ....... 3000
The sum of $2500 is provided to
pay outstanding indebtedness, and
$15,820 to pay interest and prin-
cipal on the $175,000 dredging
bond. issue.
Ordinance No. 70X was intro-
duced by Commissioner B. W.
Eells, which provides for re-regls-
tration of all voters in the city..
This was 'decided to be necessary
due to the taot that the present
registration book Is in a very di-
lapidated condition.
Another ordinance providing for
the re-deeding of property in the
Bay Ridge subdivisfin and the
closing of certain streets and al-
leys was introduced by Commis-
sioner Pridgeon and received its
first reading. This ordinance was
introduced at the request of prop-
orty owners in the section men.
tioned in order that it may be re-
qubdivided on a larger scale to
meet requirements necessary for
.securing FHA loans.
The only other business to come
before the board was approval of
bills, a complete list of which will
be found on another page.

Townsend Speaker

to Visit this Section

Personal Representative of Dr.
Townsend to Speak in Panama
City On January' 29

J. L. Kerr, president of the lo-
cal Townsend club, is in receipt of
a letter from Jerry W. Carter of
Tallahassee advising that Manley
Goldsbury, personal representative
of Dr. Francis E. Townsend, will
'pay a visit to Northwest Florida
during the latter part of the month,
to hold joint meetings with Town-
sendites.
Mr. Goldsbury will be in Pensa-
cola on January 28; in Panama
City on January 29 at 7:30 p. m.,
and in Tallahassee on January 30.
All members of the Townsend
(Continued on Page 6)


W. M. (Bill) Wainwright, state
auditor, who yesterday made an-
nouncement 6f his candidacy for
the office' of state treasurer, now
held by W. V. Knott, who will
not run for re-election,



Voters Must Sign

Register If They

Expect to Ballot

Law. Enacted. By Legislature
Requires Every Citizen of
County to Re-register

The office of C. G. Rish, super-
visor of registration for. Gulf
county, is expected to be one of
the busiest places in the court-
house at WeWahitchka in the next
few weeks,
The reason? Because everyone
who expects to vote in the 1940
elections must register. Former
registrations became null and void
with the passing of the old year
and because the legislature pro-
vided for a complete re-registra-
tion in Gulf county this year.
Registration books will be open
in Mr. Rish's office until Monday,
February 5, when they will be
sent to the various precincts for
signatures, and where they will
remain until March 4. On that date
they will be returned to the or-
fice at Wewahitchka.
Registrations cover state, coun-
ty and district requirements. The
first primary will be held May 7
and the second on May 28.
Port St. Joe has been. divided
into three districts by the county
commissioners and registration
places will be as follows: Port St.
Joe, Precinct No. 7, in small office
adjoining the City Barbershop,
Mrs. Cary Taunton, supervisor,
Kenney Mill, Precinct No. 4, at
doctor's office, Mrs. J. B. Trawick,
supervisor; Highland View, Prb
cinct No. 8, at Forehand garage,
Mrs. W. C. Forehand, supervisor.
Other registration places are.
Wewahitchka, Precinct No. 1, at
court house, C. G. Rish, super-
visor; Ewing's Still, Precinct No.
2, at Father Kemp's, Minnie
Kemp, supervisor; White Cit,
Precinct No. 3, at Carter Ward's,
Mrs. Della Spotts, supervisor; Dai-
keith, Precinct No. 5, at Prescott
home, D. E. Prescott, supervisor;
Overstreet, Precinct No.. 6, at the
Kinard home, T. J. Kinard, super-
visor.

Shrimp bring more money than
any other single item of Florida
seafoods.


Lewis Asks for

Co-operation On

Birthday Dance

Committees Named; Paper-
makers' Local Will Act
As Sponsor of Affair

E. Clay Lewis, Jr., who again is
Gulf county chairman for the cele-
bration of the president's birthday,
yesterday issued, the names of
those he had selected as a com-
mittee to co-operate in making the
celebration a success.
Named to aid in raising funds,
for the fight against infantile:
paralysis are L. P. Sutton, Isb.e:
.Lupton, Everett Hidalgo, Rlhbhard
Tally, Carl Bounds, John Dendy,
W. S. Smith, Harold Palmer, Mrs.
'W. A. Smith, George Tapper, Mrs.
Basil E. Kenney, Sr., Troy Jones
and T. M. Schneider of Port St.
Joe, and W. R. Connell and Larry
Evans of Wewahitchka.
Local No. 379, International Bro
therhood of Papermakers will act
as sponsor for the Birthday Ball
to be held at the Centennial audi-
torium the night of January 30.
and this should assure of the af-
fair being a success.
"We expect to celebrate the
president's birthday this year with
our annual ball at the Centennial'
auditorium," said Mr. Lewis, "and
I sincerely hope thar every pDr
son in Gulf county who is able
will purchase a ticket to the at-
fair, whether they are able to at-
tend or not.
"The fact that we have lately
been able to place in the Warnm
Springs Sanitarium at Warm
Springs, Georgia, one of our own
children for treatment for infan-
tile paralysis demonstrates thte
value to our own community or
these celebrations. If we had not
joined. in the celebration of thu
president's birthday and organized
the Gulf county chapter of the
National, Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, I sincerely doubt that
we would have been able to have
placed this child in the sanitarium.
"The sanitarium has given to
us every co-operation and has only
asked that we furnish the necessi-
ties of this young chap; in other
words, we have agreed to give to
the foundation the small sum
which we raised as our share from
the ball last year, amounting to
$120.63. It is more than likely that
this small boy will be required
to remain at Warm Springs for
(Continued on Page 3)
4------

C. C. Taunton Is

Taken By Death

War Veteran Employed at Paper
Mill Dies After Brief Illness;
Interment At Carrabelle

C. C. Taunton, aged 43, passed
away at his home on McClellan
avenue at 11 o'clock Tuesday
morning following an illness of
three days.
Mr. Taunton, a World' War vet-
aran, was born in Freeport, and
prior to coming to this city lived
in Bristol and Carrabelle. At the
time of his death he was em-
ployed by the St. Joe Paper con.
pany.
Funeral services were held Wed-
nesday afternoon from the Metho-
dist church of Carrabelle, with the
Rev. D. E. Marietta of this city,
(Continued on Page 6)


1940Census Will

Delve Into Many

Social Problems

Much Information Will Be
Sought By Uncle Sam In
Regard to His Family

There is news in the 1940 cen-
sus schedule. This news is not
based on the mere fact that it is
to be the most elaborate inventory
of national resoird'es ever made,
but because, more than in any pre-.
vious census, it emphasizes social
andi economic values as well as
material values...
For thb first 100 years, Uncle
Sahi's 10-year censuses were, fig-
uirativelyj, to provide new suits of
clothes for a rapidly growing
body. Uncle Sam now has his
growth territorially and he is ap-
proaching the end of his growth
in population. What more natural
then that he should stop and say
to himself: "Now that I have all
this, what am I going to do with
it?"
The real news in the 1940 cen-
sus, therefore, is that Uncle Sam
is starting to find out more things
that will throw light on the future
of his social and economic health,
and about the factors that affect
the future welfare of his people.
Your old uncle _.s1 c~afnronted
wirh s6ome louzh problems. He has"'
no new land frontiers, to convert
into national wealth. Immigration,
which has been responsible for a
greatly expanding population, is
restricted, both by law and by the
equalization of world opportunities.
The birth rate is going down and
the life span is going up. Right
at the time when Uncle Sam muse
face the problem of more static
values, due to reduced population
expansion, he must face the prob-
lem of caring for a greater propor-
tion of older people.
Many years, ago, 80 per cent of.
Uncle Sam's people got their liv-
ing from the land. Today, due to
a lowered relative supply of land,
the expansion of industry and
manufacturing to supply an im-
proved standard of living, and due
to the use of machinery instead of
horses on the farms, the farms
(Continued on Page 4)
-X----

C. of C. and Wewa

Business Men In

Joint Meet Here


Many Problems of Interest to En-
tire County Are Brought Up
For Discussion

Representatives of the Wewa-
hitchka Business Men's club and
the Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
merce gathered' at the Port Inn
Tuesday evening 32 strong in a
joint dinner-meeting of the two,
bodies called for the purpose of
discussing matters of interest to
all sections of the county.
T. E. Fisher, president of the lo-
cal chamber, acted as chairman
for the session, assisted by Larry
Evans, president of the visiting
club.
A considerable amount of time
was devoted to game conservation
and propagation in the county and
a committee consisting of Horace
Soule, Larry Evans, George Tap-
per and C. L. Costin was named to
contact Dr. I. N. Kennedy of the
(Continued on Page 5)







L


COMING TO PORT TUESDAY


Society .- Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor


NEW CIRCLE FORMED BY SURPRISE PROGRAM AT
METHODIST LADIES A he Churches EASTERN STAR MEETING
S The Marie Jones circle of the The regular meeting of the
Methodist Missionary society met Order of Eastern Star was held
Monday with Mrs. Omar Branch ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL Tuesday evening in the Masonic
for the purpose of dividing the Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector hall. A surprise program, with
circle. Present were Mesdames R. Services at St. James Episcopal Mrs. Bessie Smith in charge, was
H. Brinson, George Suber, Edwin church every Sunday evening at presented in honor of the new
Ramsey, M. L. Fuller, Chailes 7:45 o'clock. worthy matron, Mrs. Erin Kelly
Bll Boyd, as Hopafong Cassidy, Brown, Ralph Swatts, R. W. Smith Church school every Sunday at of Wewahitchka. During the pro-
and Windy Hayes as they ap- and Omar Branch. 10 o'clock. gram, which consisted of a drill
pear in "Cassidy of Bar 20," The new circle has T'een named Holy Communion services on the spelling out the name of Mr-.
playing Tuesday at the Port the Edna Patton circle and mem- third Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Kelly, the worthy matron was pre-
theater. bership consists of Mesdames R. sented with a tree of handkerchief
W. Smith, Suber, Swatts, Branch, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH rosebuds and the past worthy ma-
-- .... Brinson, Ramsey, C. C. Taunton, Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister on, Mrs. Efie Wh ofWewa-
". .' <9:45 a. m.--Snday School. tron, Mrs. Effie WhitF of-Wewa-
S -J. E. Bounds, John Blount and 0. 11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship. hitchka, was presented with a
"J .. t'. ,. M. Morton, Jr. 7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U. vase of handkerchief rosebuds.
*. ,.. Membership of the Marie Jones 8:00 p. m.-Preaching service. After closing the chapter, re-
: circle includes Mesdames J. L. W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m. freshments of sandwiches, fruit-
S Temple, franklin Jones, B. H. Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p. cake and coffee were served.
Smith, Jesse Bradbury, M. b. m. Teachers meeting, Thursday, *
Fuller, H. C. Spence, W. B. Stagg, 7:30 p m.BAPTIST MISSIONARY
Charles Brown, J. L. Miller, S. .. ASSEMBLY OF GOD HOLDS BIBLE STUDY
Parker and Warren Prescott. Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor The regular Bible study of the
Following division of the circle Full-time services month was. held in the church
Sand the transaction of other busi- 10:15 a. m.-Sutday School. Monday afternoon by the Baptis.-
ness, the hostess served refresh- 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service. Missionary society, with Mrs. E. B.
ments to those present. 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service. Dendy conducting the study in the
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
Ann Sothern, who plays opposite The next meeting of the circles night. absence of the leader, Mrs. J. F.
Walter Bremen in "Joe and will be held February 12, at which- Miller. The three circles of the so-
Ethel Turp Call on the Presi- time the Marie Jones circle will METHODIST CHURCH city held short business sessions
dent," the second feature at the meet with Mrs. Charles Brown and D. E. Marietta, Minister prior to the study.
Port theater Tuesday. the Edna Patton circle with Mrs. Services Every Sunday Nfext Monday's meetings will bt
R. H. Brinson. m Morng w ip as follows: Lydia circle with Mrs.
SUSANNAH WESLEY CIRCLE 7:30 p.=.-Evening worship. W. C. Pridgeon on Monument ave-
MEETS WITH MRS. PATTON BAPTIST GIRLS' --- nue, Martha circle at the home ot
The Susannah Wesley circle ot AUXILIARY .IEETS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Mrs. J. O. Baggett on Seventh
the Methodist Missionary society The Intermediate Girls' Auxill- 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. street, and the Mary circle with
met Monday afternoon with Mrs. ary of the Baptist Missionary so- 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service. Mrs. George Cooper on Eighth
George Patton at her home in city held its meeting last Thurb 8:00 p. m.. second and fourth street.
Oak Grove. Mrs. Patton was in day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Sundays-Evening services.
charge of the meeting and led the J. W. Sisemore. Singing of the G0. FERRELL-LEVINS
d.-votional. after which a discus- A. hymn opened the meeting and MRS. E. H. HORTON Miss Myrtle Ruth Levins and
sion oft- tiework for the ensuing was followed by the allegiance be- BRIDGE HOSTESS Woodrow Ferrell were married
year was held. ing repeated in unison. Florence Mrs. E. H. Horton was hostess Saturday night, January 6, at the
Plans were made for the subl Facione led the devotional, after to her bridge club Tuesday after- home of Rev. J. W. Sisemore. Only
scription campaign for The Star which a song, "How Firm a Foun- noon at her home on Hunter's a few intimate friends of the
were made, after which the mem- dation," was sung. "God Has a Circle. The living room of the couple were present.
bers enjoyed a delightful social Purpose," by Carolyn Baggett, ane home, where two tables were The bride is the daughter of Mi.
hour with the hostess. "God's Purpose Ever Thwarted," placed for play, was attractively and Mrs. H. A. Levins and has
*r P by Virginia Pridgeon, were the decorated with cut flowers and made this city her home for the
MRS. SMITH HOSTESS principal talks for the meeting. potted plants. Following several past twelve years where she grad-
TO J. A. M. CLUB Following the business the hot progressions prizes were awarded uated from the local schools. The
Mrs. J. M. Smith entertained the tess served refreshments to mem- to Mrs. O. W. Jervis, high; Mrs. groom is the youngest son of Mr.
J. A. M. club Monday night at her bers present. E. M. Leavitt, second, high, and and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell -of this
home on Monument avenue. Sewing Mrs. J. M. Bounds, traveling. A city. He is a graduate of the St.
was enjoyed, after which the hos- McCALL-McCAHILL salad course, tea and cookies was Joe high school, class of '37.
tess served .delicious refreshments Announcement is being made of served by the hostess to members The Star joins their many friends
to the six members present, the marriage of Miss Mary Mc- present. in extending congratulations.
a Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. *
Mrs. Louise Maddox and son, S. S. McCahill of Miami, to Sam- MRS. COMFORTER HOSTESS Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Parker and
George, of Slocomb, Ala., are the uel McCall of this city, son of the TO THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB children ofWewahitchka were tht
guests this week of Mrs. Nora late Grover L. and. Mrs. McCall Mrs. Nick Comforter entertained guests Sunday of Mrs. Sally Mont-
Howard. of Quincy. The wedding took place the members of the Thursday gomery.
r on September 16, 1939, at Florala. Bridge club yesterday afternoon at
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton an( Alabama. her home on Seventh street. Cut
children are visiting this week in Mrs. McCall is a graduate of the flowers, and potted plants attrac- Lodge N ties
Mobile. Miami high school and the Florida tively decorated the living room
Z State College for Women, and is where the guests were entertained.
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, Sr., spent a member of the Delta Delta sor- At the conclusion of play, prizes Order of Eastern Star
Wednesday in Marianna. ority. Mr. McCall, a graduate of were presented, after, which the Meets on second and fourth
Gadsden county high, received his hostess served delectable refresh- Tuesdays of each month in the
B.B. degree from the University ments. Masonic hall, over postoffice. Vis.
FLOWERS AND of Florida and is a member of the r tors who are members are cor.
Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is at GEORGE-McCANN dially invited to be present.
present employed by the St. Joe Announcement is being made of Gulf Co y Post meets the
Paper company. the marriage of Miss Lilly Pauline f n 11
Mr. and Mrs. McCall are at McCann, daughter of the late John first and third Mondays of each
month at the Legion Hut.
home on Garrison avenue. McCann of Boston, Ga., to Ed
The Star joins with their many George of this city on June 28, Masonic Lodge
friends in wishing them much hap- 1939, at Quincy. St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second
'and fourth Friday nights at 8:30
pines. Prior to coming to this, city, andok in Maoni ts at 8:30

Mr. and Mrs. H. Law of Galves- beauty parlor in Panama City. Mr. *v-* g* e**-044:-4
ton, Texas, moved to this city last George came to the city about IF ANYBODY HAS-
children of Wewahitchka were the three years ago and has made
week. Mr. Law is connected with many friends who will join The Eloped
the Williams Construction cor- Star in best wishes for the youns Married
Span which will lay the gasoline couple. Divorced
pipeline from this city to Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. George are at home Had a Fire
WOOD FIBRE FLOWERS to their friends on McClellan ave- Sold a Farm
that c t be f th B. A. Cogdill returned to the city nue. Been Arrested
that cannot be told from the
best product f MtherNature. Wednesday after a visit of several Been Your Guest
.And they keep indefi- days in the southern part of thep Mrs. J. H. Campbell and daugh- Started in Business
state. ter, Miss Flavelle, of Wewahitchka. Left You a Fortune
nicely. If they become droopy were visitors in this city Sunday. Bought a New Home
you merely place them in the Ellis Davis of Blountstown was Swiped Your Chickens
refrigerator and in a brief time the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harris has returned Met With An Accident
they are as good as new. Mrs. T. W. Davis and family, to her home in Decatur, Ga., after Had a Visit From the Stork
SEE Sr spending several days here as the THAT'S NEWS
Miss Alice Baggett returned to guest of Miss Claudia Houstoun.
Mrs. W S. Smith the city Wednesday after a sev- TELL THE EDITOR
eral days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Miss Doris Davis of Wewa-
STAR OFFICE PHONE 51 D. R. Gissendaner of River June- hitchka was the week-end guests Phone 51-The Star
tion. of Miss Estelle Dickens. 1 *4 *<$s0* *B e ~4


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News "Blue Danube"

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13

Double Feature
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THRILL NO. 2
CHARLES BICKFORD

"Thou Shall


Not Kill"
Last Chapter.DICK TRACY
NEW SERIAL THRILL
"OVERLAND WITH KIT
CARSON"

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HIT NO. 2
HOPALONG CASSIDY and
WINDY HAYES i
"Cassidy of Bar 20"









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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16



















"Moments of Charm for 1940"
Current News
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News "Suicid of Graf 20e"
Benchley's "Day of Rest"

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17










"Moments of Charm for 1940"
Current News

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"THREE KINGS AND A QUEEN"-
News "Suicide of Graf Spee"


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


f-'~- FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 194CP







FRIAANAY1,14TH STRPOTS.OE UFCUTFOIAPETHE


FLIGHT TRAINING WILL
START IN TALLAHASSEE

Ten State College Students May
Take Instruction

The civil aeronautics training
program at Florida State College
for Women, Tallahassee, is ex-
pected to get underway within the
next day or so. As soon as the stu-
.dents complete their medical ex-
.aminations the training will start.
Ten students will be allotted the
college, which is one of five wom-
en's colleges included in this in-
:struction. ~;
A ground course will be started
first, followed by actual flight in-
struction several weeks later.
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Turnbull Backs

Delegate V o t e


State Democratic Chairman
To Present Resolution At
St. Petersburg Meeting

A resolution calling for election
in the May primary of Florida's
delegates to the national Demo-
cratic convention has been drawn
up by Chairman E. T. Turnbull of
the party's state Demoratic execu-
tive committee for presentation at
the committee's, meeting in St.
Petersburg today.
"I agree that the people should
have the chance to vote for dele-
gates," Turnbull said in announc-
ing preparation of the resolution.
"My position has been misinter-
preted because I stated that the
committee has the legal right to
select delegates, but I said at the
same time that I expected the com-
mittee to provide for their election
in the primary."
Declaring there was a movement
afoot to have the committee send
a "hand-picked" uninstructed 'dele-
gation to the national convention,
Ty Cobb, Jr., of Orlando, member
of the committee, said recently he
would fight any such plan if it
should be brought up at St. Peterb-
burg.
Statements from Governor Cone
and United States Senators Claude
Pepper and Charles O. Andrews
were issued favoring election of
delegates in the primaries.


Lewis Asks For

Co-operation On

Birthday Dance

(Continued from- Page 1)
many months, and possibly years,
the great expense of which will be
borne by the foundation.
"I believe it the patriotic duty
of every man and woman in our
county to purchase a ticket to
these dances, as their contribution
to this great work. No one needs
to. discuss the bone-bending and
dreadfulness of this disease when
It attacks. It throws fear into the
hearts of everyone--not only those
who have children of their own,
but every man and woman.
"The papermakers' local has
kindly consented to sponsor the
dance, and I am sure that they
will make it the great success
which we all wish for. I hope and
ask for the co-operation of every-
one in making this celebration a
grand success."
The young boy referred to by
Mr. Lewis as being sent to the
Warm Springs sanitarium is little
Glenn Maddox, five years old, who
suffered an attack of infantile
paralysis and on December 31 of
last year, through the aid and as-
sistance of a local doctor and the
Gulf county chapter of the Na-
tional Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, was secured admission
to the, sanitarium for treatment.
The small boy will secure the
best treatment that medical sci-
ence has been able to bring forth,
and it is hoped' that he may be
cured of this ailment.
The above instance tends to
bring to all of us the danger and
dread of this disease.-It shows us
first-hand the good that may be
derived from assisting in the cam-
paign to raise funds to fight in-
fantile paralysis. It is possible
that had not the Gulf county chap-
ter of this organization been in ex-
istence that this child might not
have gained admission to the
Warm Springs sanitarium.
Do your bit in this great fight-
buy .a ticket to the dance to be
held January 30. Remember, if
you have a child it might be yours
that will be stricken next, for this
scourge is no respecter of persons.

It pays to advertise-try it!


Garner, Leader of Peace Bloc,

Crystallized Anti-War Sentiment

Throughout the United States


Washington, D. C.-Vice President
John Nance Garner more than any
other man changed the American at-
titude toward the European war.
When Mr. Garner returned to
Washington for the special session ,of
Congress on September 21, there was
a sort of fatalistic feeling that some-
how or another the United States,
sooner or later, would get into war.
Travelers returning from Europe
were quoted in Eastern newspapers
as reporting that the most frequent
question asked of Americans in Eng-
land and France was "How soon will
the United States join us?"
Garner never Issues statements to
the press, therefore his part in creat-
ing the new psychology may not be
fully known to the country. But more
than forty senators visited the Vice
President on the first day he was in
Washington,
Here is what he said to them:
"The United States is not going into
this war. The people are determined
that we shall not get into it. We in
elective office have got to quit saying
tLat we hope this country can stay
out. We; have, got to start saying 'We
are going to stay out.'"
fe. expressed that same feeling at
the White House later -in the day
when Democratic and .Republican
leaders met with President "loosevelt.
He expressed it again and again as
:Senators 'and Representatives called
on him later. And in a few days the
'Garner sentiment was being echoed
throughout Washington and it spread
to the country.
Garner voted for war in 1917. He
believed there was no way to stay
out and he still believes there was no
way to stay out He insisted that his
only son go to war then.


PHILATELIC TRUCK
18 TOURING NATION

Postmaster H. A. Drake states
that the postoffice department has
a philatelic truck containing speci-
mens of all issues of postage
stamps from 1847 to date, making
a tour of the nation for the bene-
fit of stamp collectors..The truck
.also carries a miniature stamp
press of the rotary type such as is
used in printing the major portion
of the stamps we use.
Florida is included in the itiner-
ary, and it the truck is sehedueld
to come to Port St. Joe, notifica-
.tlon.willbe carried in the columns
of The Star.
A descriptive booklet with illu-
strations of the various issues of
commemorative .stamps is being
distributed from the display car,
and copies of this may be secured
for 10 cents by writing the super-
intendent of documents, govern-
ment priting office, Washington,
D. C. Mr. Drake has a copy of
this booklet at the postoffice, if
anyone is interested in looking
at it. ,..

FARLEY TO DEDICATE
FLORIDA POSTOFFICES

Representative Millard- Caldwell
states that Postmaster General
James A. Farley will dedicate new
postoffices in Pensacola and De-
Funiak Springs on January 23.
On the same day the postmaster
general will break ground for a
new postoffice at Milton.
4-
STATE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT
RANKS THIRD IN THE NATION

Enrollment figures issued Satur-
.day show that Florida State Cot-
lege for Women at Tallahasseo,
with approximately 1,973 students,
continues to rank as .third largest
state woman's college in America.
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LIBERTY COURTHOUSE
IS BURNED TUESDAY

A fire of unknown origin de-
stroyed the Liberty county court-
house at Bristol early Tuesday
morning. The building, built 35
years ago, was one of two wooden
courthouses in Florida.
The building was insured for
$20,000.


Marquis James, Pulitzer prize-win-
ning author, in his new book, "Mr.
Garner of Texas," tells how it hap-
pened:
His son, Tully, had gone to the
father's office a few days after the
war resolution passed in 1917.
"Son," said Mr. Garner, "how do
you feel about going to war?"
"I aim to go, Dad," said the boy.
"I'm glad to hear it-for you've got
to go. I couldn't have cast that vote
to send other father's boys to war if
I hadn't known I was sending my own.
And just one more thing: 'your
mother and 1 will want to hear from
you every time you get a chance to
write, but promise you'll never ask
me a favor. 1 might be in a position
to get it, and I don't want to be ex-
posed to temptation."
No member of Congress got a better
understanding of war than Garner.
Not only was he a;endmber,of the..
Ways and Means'Commiittee active in
the framing of laws for the foui Lib-
erty Loans aggregating $18,000,000,-
000 and the $4,500.000,000 Victory
Loan and the emergency tax bills, but
he was also President: Wilson's liaison
man between the White House and
the House of Representatives.
Twice a week he went to the White
House for long private conferences
with President Wilson. The President
Sent him to confer with the British,
French and Belgium missions which
came to the United States to discuss
methods of waging the war. Garner
had for many years been a member of
the Foreign Affairs Committee of the
House of Representatives and a stu-
dent of foreign relations.
In the writing of the new neutrality
law it was he who insisted on every
safeguard to prevent involvement of
the United States in war.


ATTEND SCOUT MEET

B. B. Conklin; M. P. Tomlinson
and B. W. Eells, Jr.,. attended the
district Boy Scout meeting held
Monday afternoon and evening at
Pensacola.


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'FRIDAY, 4JAN-UARY 12, 1940






THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


THE STAR
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
' W. S. SMITH, Editor

Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.

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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.

WHY NOT UTILIZE PINE STUMPS
While driving to and from Marianna last
Saturday, the ,editor, noting the acres of pine
stumps bordering the highway and thinking
of the other thousands of acres of stumps
scattered throughout this section as the result
of pulp wood apd saw mill cuttings, won-
dered of what use these stumps could be put'
to and decided forthwith to investigate the
matter.
Delving into various musty tomes, trade
magazines and such, we discovered that
there are a number of concerns in the South
that make use of these stumps in the produc-
tion of turpentine, pine oil and rosin, and
that these products are further broken down
into a number of grades of pine oil and sev-
eral hydrocarbons such as dipentene, alpha
pinene and beta pinene, which are used by
tfae chemical industry in the manufacture of
various synthetics, the largest of which is
synthetic camphor, so impoitani as a platti-
cizer in the production of motion picture
*films. Dipentene is used in the manufacture
of quick-drying commercial varnishes and
lacquers and in the manufacture of "dope"
for airplane wings and fuselages.
The pine oil is used in huge quantities in
the production of certain types of perfumes
and disinfectants, and is widely used as a sol-
vent in the cleaning, of textiles, Turpentine,i
as we all know in this section, is used prin-
ecplly in the paint industry, while rosin has
.over 700 uses (this really surprised us, as we
knew of only three or four, the principal one
,being for use of violinists), the main one be-
ing as an ingredient in the preparation of
,.s.izng for paper.
What we need to do now is to promote a
:mat~ceaturing concern for Port St. Joe to
i 2 Ze these stumps which heretofore have
?een allowed to stand in the fields and rot
out, and if the fields are being worked, the
plowman, merely steers his course around
them rather than expend the necessary en-
ergy to grub them out.
If such a plant could be established here
it would clear up thousands of acres of land
which could then be used for farming or re-
planted to pine seedlings. In addition, it
would mean money to the landowners who
sell the stumps, the truck owners who would
haul them to the factory, and to all others
who would necessarily be required in the op-
erations of converting the useless stumps into
the various products. But the main thing
would be the new source of revenue flowing
into our city and county, which would be
shared in by all.
The editor also discovered, while on the
hunt for uses for stumps, that short pieces
of waste lumber from saw mills which are
now burned may be converted into a sort of
composition "wood." This is done by what is
known as an explosion process, whereby the
fibres and lignon found in all wood are sep-
arated and then shaped into slabs.
Apparently today there are any number of
opportunities to develop new industries with
what in the past have been considered waste
products, and when it is possible to make
silk from trees, roads and tires from cotton,
houses from glass and plastics, cloth from
milk, and thousands of other things from ag-


ricultural products, there should be no excuse
for the government to place men on a dole,
nor for want to exist in the midst of plenty.
Nature is on our side, here in Port St. Joe
and Gulf county. We have a mild climate
where several crops a year can be grown if
the soil is tilled and efforts made to discover
just what agricultural products are best suited
to this section. A little effort expended along
these lines would bring Port St. Joe to the
front as the ranking industrial city of the
Gulf.

APPEAL TO CURIOSITY EFFECTIVE
How people will respond to something
which appeals to their curiosity is illustrated
in a story from Budapest, where a bookseller
circulated an advertisement translated as
follows:
"What must a young girl know before
marriage? From the book which I supply to
order, the young girl will learn, not what
every young girl is told before marriage, but
what the young girl of today will find it in-
dispensable to know if she is to prove herself
really modern. For reasons easily to be un-
derstood, it is not advisable to sell such a
'book over the counter, but on receipt of the
price, four pengoe, it will be sent, discreetly
packed, to any address."
The price quoted is about the equivalent
of one dollar, so orders poured in by the
thousands. Not only young girls, but persons
of both sexes and all ages, bought eagerly
in the expectation of thrills.
The books were delivered as promised, but
were found disappointing. Some customers
prosecuted the bookseller for fraud, but he
was acquitted. It was held by the court that
the books sold through the advertisement
,cally contained information which a "young
girl should have before marriag"e-they wert
cook books. ...i a ;

Much is being printed these days about
breaking the British blockade of Germany.
Naval experts say this may be done, but in
the same breath add that in several centuries
only one man was ever able to win out in
the end against British sea power. The name
of this one man was George Washington.

The number of marriages is rapidly gain-
ing in Canada. England expects every man
to do his duty-or get married.--Columbia
Record. Well, when one comes right down to
it, there isn't much difference between war
and marriage.

'A woman is a woman, and she doesn't aim
to be anything else.-Montgomery Adver-
tiser. From the number of women we see
running around with pants on, we sorta gath-
ered the impression that some of 'em would
like to be men.

Big businessmen started as babies, too-
but they outgrew it.-Florida Times-Union.
Perhaps-but we've heard chorus girls talk-
ing to big businessmen something like this:
"Who's dreat big baby is 'oo?"

February 1 will be a big day for many an
elderly American, for on that day the United
States treasury will make its first old age re-
tirement payments, under terms of the social
security act.

A Philadelphia fireman up before the trial
board for absence from duty, explained that
six in-laws had moved in on him in one day.
That alone is almost a major conflagration.
-Washington Star.

Political pie has the peculiar ability to give
indigestion to those who're not at the coun-
ter.-Florida Times-Union. But it sure fat-
tens those boys who're cutting their own
slices.

The 1940 census will tell us exactly how


1940 Census Will

Delve Into Many

Social Problems

(Continued from Page 1)
support directly only about 25 pe.
cent of Uncle Sam's folks. TMih
transition has been very swift, as
the record of the censuses will
show. In 1910, 16 per dent of all
the gainful workers in the United
*State _were farm hands. In 1930,
only O0 yeai'r later, it was only 9
per cent. Thlef, too, during earlier
.years, when Uncle Sam used to
borrow money from Europe, Eu-
rope was glad to take Uncle Sam's
surplus farm products in part pay-
ment. Now that Europe owes Sam
money, and also because all world
nations have been struggling to
make themselves self-sufficient as
to foods, Sam is having a tough
time disposing of the products
that mean contentment and pros-
perity to a lot of his people.
This mechanization of farms 18
giving him a headache in several
other directions. There are about
10,000,000 less horses on American
farms today than there were 20
years ago, and horses used to help
eat up the farm crop surplus. Now
Uncle Sam's farmers are up
against the problem of finding new
uses for millions of acres of land
that used to produce horse feed.
So the problem is how to make
those acres provide cash for the
purchase of gasoline and oil for
tractors.
And, speaking further of mech-
anization, the biggest group of
classified workers in industry used
to be those known as "unskilled."
They got lower wages than the
skilled workers, but they mounted
up to a great total; they sup-
ported lots of families, and they
have always been an important
part of Uncle Sam's big family.
But, with mechanization in fac-
tories, physical labor is going out
of style; and while these unskilled
laborers constituted 37.3 per cent
of gainful workers in 1910, they
constituted only 28.77 per cent of
the gainful workers of 1930. And
this .percentage will probably be
lower in the 1940 census.
And, of course, this makes an-
other problem for Uncle. Machines
don't eat meat and bread, and
men, relieved by machinery of
hard physical labor, don't eat as
much meat and bread as they once
did. So that adds to the problems
of the farmers who raise wheat
and meat. And the women wear


many residents are in rort St. joe, Dut at shorter and shorter skirts and less
our present rate of growth the figures will and less clothes, and that makes
be way off by the time they're published, the millions of cotton and wool


The Low Down
from
Willis Swamp
-
Editor The Star:
I know I'm a little late with this
but my New Year's resolution llst
this year was as long as ever. Ani
at the very top is a resolve to
henceforth read no more two-co_.
Ulmn columns on what somebody Is
gonnai do for us farmers. And next
comes a resolution to turn a dear
ear on White House gossip picked
up by quivering lady reporteresses,
And the third term guessers, I'm
tabooing them-complete.
And plump women in slaeks-
well, we see a lot of 'em down
here when the fishing' is good, and
I'm making' a resolve to refrain, if
possible, from wantin' to let go
with both barrels of my trusty
shotgun when one of 'em ripples
over the horizon. You know, some
of 'em, when viewed from the rear,
have a broader beam than the Le-
viathan and it must take a tent-
maker to fit 'em ouf with those
overgrown pants.
And while I'm talking' about the
ladies, Lord love 'em, any bride
who is in a quandary and donk
know what to do about a 1940
resolution, she could consider thli.
-swear off on boudoir clothes i.q
the breakfast nook. Cleopatra, sh-.
wouldn't have had much allure
nibblin' at her breakfast in tin-
cripmers and a night-shirt. Brides
who'll follow this resolve won't be
stewin' around all this year about
who the dark-eyed steno happens
to be down at the office.
But all in all, 1940, she looks
great. Cactus Jack versus the
GOP-that's plenty.
Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.

Ruins of Palmyra in the Syrian
desert are the chief remnant or
the empire-building ambitions or
Syrian Queen Zenobia, who fought
to expand her holdings into a
huge Arab empire.

growers positively frantic.
So, all of these things help to
explain why Uncle Sam is wearing
out several lead pencils a day fig-
uring out how to find jobs for ten
million people
Now, let's see what the Decen-
nial Census of 1940 is going to do
for Uncle Sam to help solve these
tough problems. If any census has
had a theme, the 1940 census has
it. The thing that distinguishes
this. census from censuses of the
past is the increased emphasis on
self-examination and social and
economic preparedness.


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New Plans for State

In 1940 World's Fair

Several Important Changes to Be
Made In Florida's Exhibit
At New York

Plans are being made for sev-
eral important changes in Florida's
exhibit at the New York World's
Fair of 1940, according to Earl W.
Brown of DeLand, manager of the
state exhibit.
"The number of people visiting
the exhibit in 1939 was 4,723,418,"
said Brown. "The great increase in
tourist travel to' Florida this year
indicates how many of them were
influenced to come here. With the
co-operation, of World's Fair offl-
cials we are planning an ever,
greater exhibit for 1940.
"The World's Fair is to install
a new and modern system of it-
lumination the whole length or
Orange Blossom Lane. The taxi-
cab space .south of the Empire
State bridge will be made into a
park surrounding a band shell for,
open-air concerts and the whole
area between the Florida pavilion
and the Aquacade will be com-
pletely re-landscaped.
"New approaches from the Foun-
tain Lake side will make the
Florida beach more accessible and
the beauty of the beach itself will
be enhanced by Florida's, white
beach sand, cabanas and gaily col-
ored beach umbrellas against a
background of palms, sea grape
and other foliage indigenous to the
coastal regions of Florida.
"Other changes, plans for whice
are not fully matured, will br,
made to handle and entertain the
enormous crowds which are ex-
pected to fill the exhibit."
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HEALTH PROJECT TO BEGIN
R. H. Hauser, WPA supervisor
for Gulf county, states that work
will begin Monday on the $18,000
county-wide WPA sanitation proj-
ect calling for approximately sixty
weeks of work in eliminating un-
sanitary conditions in the county.
The project is being sponsored by
the state board of health.
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British church furnishing stores,
reflecting war needs, are selling
luminous crosses for "blackout"
wear, blackout candle shades fo ,
early morning service and identity
badges marked '*In case of acckr
dent call a priest."


C. OF C. AND WEWA
BUSINESS MEN IN
JOINT MEET HERE

(Continued from Page 1)
state game commission for the
purpose of securing quail for plant-
ing here to restock the rapidly-
dwindling supply. ,:
The matter of securing a county
agent for Gulf county was also
brought up and a committee ap-
pointed to work with the county
commissioners and other groups
to secure an agent here.
Placing of a toll on the canal
link to this city in order to aid in
paying for the $200,000 bond issue
was talked over, and it was the
consensus of opinion that if such
action were taken, that the federal
government would' soon take over
the canal in order to do away with
the toll charges.
Other minor matters were taken
up and it was. the general opinion
of all present that joint meetings
of this character will go far to-


ward welding the county into a tions and 297 license plate correc-'


solid unit.

FIXTURES FOR BANK
Two large van loads of fixtures
for the new bank arrived yester-
day and are being installed in the
building.

Mrs. T. M. Schneider left Sun-
day for Jacksonville to spend this
week. She was accompanied by her
mother, Mrs. lhostein, who has
been a guest o the Schenider fam-
ily. -

H. H. Sauinders is a business
visitor in New York this week.

Henry Gray of Panama City was
a business visitor in this city last
Sunday.

Mr. and' Mrs. C. E. Boyer and
sons, Edward and Tommy, are vis-
iting relatives in Beebe, Ark.

Mys. J. M. Smith and daughter,
Miss Marigene, Miss Lunette Ham-
mcmk, Carlyle Matthews and Win-
s fon Jones attended' the funeral
of Mr. Taunton Wednesday in
,arrabelle.

SMr. and Mrs. Raymond Seville
have returned to the city after a
'visit of several days in Louisiana.


Miss Claudia Houstoun visited
Sunday In Panama City.


tions, weighed and measured 392
vehicles, rendered assistance to
360"cars, issued 7,455 verbal warn-
ings for reckless driving, parking
on highways, no mirrors on trucks,
etc., gave first aid to 44 persons,
investigated 66 accidents, inspected
30 school buses, recovered two
stolen cars, one bicycle and one
rod and reel.
The patrol made 234 arrests, 51
for drunken driving, 47 for driv-
ing without drivers' licenses, 29
for operating overweight trucks,
70 for reckless driving, 7 for pass-
ing school buses, 12 for having
improper lights, 15 for having im-
proper tags, and 3 for parking on
highway; 124 convictions were se-
cured and the remaining 110
cases are still pending with bonds
totaling $9,450 on deposit for the
appearance of the defendants. To-
tal fines assessed amounted to $4,-
536.12 for the first 20 days of op-
eration.
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REV. DEARING TO CHARLOTTE
Rev. and Mrs. Frank Dearing ot
the St. James Episcopal church,
church. Panama City, left Monday
Port St. Joe, and St. Andrew,
for Charlotte, S. C. Rev. Dearing
has been invited to speak at the
meeting of the arch-deacons of the
Episcopal church there this week.
4
The Congo area in Africa pro-
duces tin, vanadium gold and co-
balt.


Many Drivers Lose

License To Operate

Car Under New Law

Much Activity Shown By State
Highway Patrol During First'
Twenty Days of Operation

TALLAHASiSEE, Jan. 11 (FNS)
-Florida began the new year with
143 less drunken and reckless
drivers menacing lives and limbs
of fellow motorists on her high-
ways, according to W. F. Reid,
director, department of public
safety.
Reid said that since the new
drivers' law became effective, 116
licenses have been revoked, and
27 suspended for 30 or more days.
Drunken driving was the reason
for the revocation of the majority
of the licenses revoked.
The state is really bearing down
on drunken driving, Reid said. A
drunken person driving on the
highway is as dangerous as one
with a gun firing into a crowd,
and while the Florida highway pa-
trol is emphasizing education of
the public in proper driving habits
and issuing warnings for improper
driving, it is very strict in the en-
forcement of the law against
drunken driving.
Petitions have been filed with
the department of public safety
asking for the re-licensing of sev-
eral persons whose drivers' 1-
censes have been revoked for
drunken driving, but the law
makes the revocation of the li-
censes of all persons convicted ot
drunken driving mandatory ana
provides that such persons shalI
not be eligible for drivers' licenses
within one year thereafter.
Last year Arthur B. Hale, chair-
man of the state road department,
stated that a survey made by the
division of highway planning indi-
cated that there were 17,964 mo-
tor vehicles being operated in
Florida with defective lights. A
report on the activities of the
Florida highway patrol from De-
cember 11 to December 31, just
released by Major H. N. Kirkman,
captain in command of the patrol,
shows that the patrol requested'
4,935 corrections of defective lights
to be made during the first 20
days of its operation.
The report shows that during
this period the patrol put in 7,027
hours on the highways, traveled
74,460 miles, stopped 6,495 pas-
senger cars and 2,647 commercial
cars, requested 273 brake corree-


: Notice to Electors of Gulf County
* You are hereby notified that according to House Bill No

* 1630 all Voters must Register or Re-register to' be
Eligible to vote in the May Primaries. 0
4 This is to notify that the Registration Books will be open 0
From February 5th to March 4th, inclusive in the various ^
Precincts, as follows:
WEWAHITCHKA, Precinct No. 1, at Court House, C. *
G. Rish, Supervisor.
EWING'S STILL, Precinct No. 2, at Father Kemp's
Minnie Kemp, Deputy Supervisor.
WHITE CITY, Precinct No. 3, at Carter Ward's,' Mrs.
Della Spotts, Deputy Supervisor.
KENNEY MILL, Precinct No. 4, at Doctor's Office, Mrs.
J. B. Trawick, Deputy Supervisor.
t DALKEITH, Precinct No. 5, at Prescott Home, Mr. D.
A E. Prescott, Deputy Supervisor.
* OVERSTREET, Precinct No. 6, at Kinard Home, Mr.
0 T. J. Kinard, Deputy Supervisor.
SPORT ST. JOE, Precinct No. 7, next City Barbershop, 4
A Mrs. Cary Taunton, Deputy Supervisor.
0 HIGHLAND VIEW, Precinct No. 8, at Forehand Gar- *
* age, Mr. W. C. Forehand, Deputy Supervisor.
* Respectfully yours, *

C. G. RISH, -
* Supervisor of Registration.







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1One of the greatest wonders in America known "Ten Thousand Islands' on the
s SILVER SPRINGS, six miles east of Florida gulf coast below Fort Myers, one
,':;,la. Over twenty-two million gallons an sees an amazing picture--oysters growing
: cir flow from its huge basins to form on trees! Jungle-like growths of mangrove
-'.z fi!rutain head of Silver Springs Run, bushes, their long branches bending down
( n t i;. 1fewe streams. in the world nav- into the surrounding waters, are laden
tA-sC t. its so.urce. Through the glass- with strange fruit-clustered oysters. At
`,tc:rted boats, one sees a veritable fairy- high tide the tiny bivalves are swept in-
a.dr:-. fascinating variety of water plants, ward and attach themselves to the tips
i'r:,' fialations, great and small fish, all of the trailing branches, then covered by
bathe in luminous colors! So wonderful- salt water. Here they cling and grow, as
ly nr' :. is the wawtr that small objects the limbs droop lower and lower with their
-. yible on the bottom of even the weight. With each receding tide the branch.
Sbasiri which is rithty feet- deep. es are bared, leaving. exposed theii. gray.
....ig among the beautiful and little white crop vivid against the glossy leaves


' taifms Allowed

4 ne lB winfg .b1ills. against the
city wer 'iaseib1 and ordered paid
by the board of city conim2ssioners
at their:meeting Tiesday night:
S- General Fund
City Treasury ............$ 25.00
St. Joe Texaco Service .... 97.74
J. L. Sharit................ 14.00
City Treasury ............. 158.62
St. Joe Texaco, Service, ... 59.44
St. Joe Motor Co. ......... 103.25
Flor;da Power Corp. ...... 58.15
St. Joe Telephone Co. ..... 10.59
Motor Parts .............. 16.27
Lack Cat Cafe ........... 6.00
St. Joe Sentinel .......... 4.50
City of Port St. Joe ....... 13.10
St. Joe Ice Delivery Co. ... 15.50
St. Joe Hardware Co. ..... 1.90
Standard Oil Co. ........... 72.71
Dr. J. R. Norton .......... .27.00
H. & W. B. Drew Co. ....... 9.23
W. D. Dare ........ ....... 2.00
"M. O. Freeman ........... 110.00
St. Joe Woman's Club .... 25.00
w P.. Dykes .............. 15.00
Water and Sewer Fund
Gulf Oil Corp." ............$ 26.03
The Star ................. 3.50
St. Joe Texaco Service ..... .75
-W. D. Dare .............. 1.50
Gulf Hardware Co. ....... 118.32
Florida Power Corp. ...... 124.76
City Treasury .............. 39.37
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ATTENDING DEMO MEET
Attending the state Democratic
executive committee meeting being
held in St. Petersburg today are
George Tapper, E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, Sr., arid
Mrs. Belle Cumbie.


GIRL SCOUT COMMITTEE
TO MEET THIS EVENING
Miss Claudia Houstoun, who is
organizing a Girl Scout troop for
Port St. Joe, stated yesterday that
the committee for the formation
of the troop, consisting of Mrs. H.
A. Drake, Mrs. D. C. Mahon, Mrs.
M. P. Tomlinson and Mrs. J. M.
Smith, will meet at 8 o'clock this
evening in, the Port Inn lobby.
Definite plans are to be made at
this time for a meeting place and
time for the newly-organized unit.
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TOWNSEND SPEAKER
TO VISIT THIS SECTION

(Continued from Page 1)
club from this section, as well as.
any others interested in the Town-
send plan, are urged to meet with
Mr. Goldsbury in Panama City on
the evening of January 29.
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PORT NEWS
S.S. Jean sailed last Friday with
a cargo of paper from the St. Joe
Paper company for eastern ports.
S.S. Maiden Creek of the Water-
man Line arrived yesterday to
load a cargo of 350,000 feet of
lumber for Puerto Rico.
--K
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Adams are
visiting relatives in Pensacola this
week.

C. L. Costin of Wewahitchka,
was a business visitor in the city
last Friday.

Mrs. Joe Bateman of Wewa-
hitchka visited in this city Sun-
day, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ron-
ald Mahon.


C. C. TAUNTON IS
TAKEN BY DEATH

(Continued' from Page .)
assisted by Rev. Mayton of Carra.
belle, officiating. Interment was
in the Carrabelle cemetery.:
Active pallbearers were C. A.
Lupton, I. C. Lupton, John-Dendy,
Harold Palmer, Jack Fillingim and
Fred' Hufft. Honorary pallbearers
were Thomas Hines, R. P. Brad-
ford, G. P. Wood, Talmadge Bul-
lock, L. W. Owens, W. S. McLin,
B. L. Kelly and James Bounds.
Deceased is survived by his
widow;. three sons, Pierce, Wayne
arid Howard Taunton; two daugh-
ters, Murnice and Evelyn Taun-
ton; his mother, Mrs. Henry Taun-
ton of Freeport, and one brother,
Cameron Taunton of this city.
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Robert Nedley of Apalachicola
was a business visitor in the city
last Thursday.


POLITICAL

ANNOUNCEMENTS


FOR COUNTY
COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe)
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Com-
missioner, District Five, subject
to the Democratic Primary.
I respectfully solicit your vote
and support.
GEORGE G. TAPPER


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