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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 19, 1940
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
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 )
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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 newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and uptuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


THE


STAR


Port St. Joe-Site of-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 19, 1940 NUMBER 14


Local Boy Benefits CiTY OM iS1I0l
From Money raised m:

In Paralysis Drive RAE SEE FOIR
A KCE SEES FOrU


SEEKS RE-ELECTION

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W. B. (Babe) Douglass, railroad
commissioner, yesterday stated
that he would seek re-election as
railroad commissioner in the
Democratic primary next May.

Bounds Announces

For Commissioner

Favors Tax Reduction and Busd-
nesslike Administration of
City Government

James E. "Jim" Bounds, well
known employee of the St. Joe Pa-
per company, in this issue of The
Star announces his, candidacy for
the office of city commissioner in
the city election February 20.
Mr. Bounds, who is known to
his friends as Jim, .came to Florida
from Alabama in 1931 and has
been a resident of Port St. Joe for
the past two years, having pur-
chased a home on Garrison ave-
nue. He is 34 years, old and this is
his first entry into the political
arena.
Mr. Bounds, who has taken a
great deal of interest in affairs of
the city, stated: "I am in favor of
the reduction of city taxes, econ-
omy through a businesslike ac-
ministration and form of city gov-
ernment. I will endeavor, it
elected, to familiarize the tax-
payers with the financial condition
of the city.
"I am in favor of a city-wide
street improvement project, and
also favor improvement of sanitary
conditions."

COUNTY REGISTRATION
BOOKS ARE NOT OPEN
It was inadvertently stated in
last week's issue of The Star in
regard to registration of voters
that 'Registration books will bo
open in Mr. Rish's office until
February 5, when they will be sent
to the various precincts for signa-
tures." This gave the impression
that the books are now open at
the office of C. G. Rish, super-
visor of registration, in Wewa-
hitchka, which is not the case.
The books will be placed in the
various precincts on February b
and will remain there until March
4, when they will be returned to
Mr. Rish's office.


Southeastern Pipe Line Com-
pany Files CouiiterfSuit
Charging. Conspiracy

Of considerable interest to this
city is the fight being waged by
a number of railroads to prevent
construction by the Southeastern
Pipe Line company of the $5,000,-
000 gasoline pipe line. from Port,
St. Joe to Atlanta for the carrying
of petroleum products.
The first suit to halt the work
was filed by the Southern Railway
company in federal court at Ma-
con, Ga., last Friday against the
pipe line company and the Wil-
lihms Brothers coiapany to prevent
their laying the line across their
property.
The pipe line company had ap-
plied for permission to lay the pipe
across the railway's right-of-way
and announced its intention of
proceeding with the work.
Similar injunctions have been.
filed by the Seaboard Air Line and
Atlantic Coast Lined alwaysy.
The pipe line company Wednes-
day filed a counter-suit for dam-
ages at Atlanta, seeking $450,000
in damages from the railroads ann
charging them with conspiracy to
prevent construction of the Port
St. Joe-Atlanta pipe line.
The suit, filed under the Sher-
man Anti-Trust Act, charged tho
defendants and others refused to
sell rights-of-way, started "un-
founded lawsuits," sought to influ-
ence private landowners and pub-
lic officials to refuse rights-of-way
and printed "scurrilous and false
statements."
Defendants named are the South-
ern Railway; Atlantic Coast Line
railroad; H. D. Pollard, as re-
ceiver for the Central of Georgia
Railway; Atlanta, Birmingham &
Coast railroad; Leigh R. Powell,
Jr., and Henry W. Anderson as re-
ceivers for the Seaboard Air Line
Railway; and the Atlanta & West
Point railroad.


RAILWAYS SEE.I






'HALT PIPE LINE


City's New Fire Truck Now In Service

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ENLTIES TO DATE


Publisher of The Star Latest t6. Announce and First to Qual-
ify; Others are Jim Bounds, 'Harold Palmer and
B. A. Pridgeon, Present Member

With announcement today by W. S. Smith, publisher of
The Star and first to qualify with the city clerk, as a candi-
date for the office of city commissioner now held by Bernard
A. Pridgeon whose term expires this year, entries for the
board seat now total four-Jim Bounds, Harold Palmer, Prid-
geon and Smith.
SThe publisher of this paper, in making his announcement,
feels that he is well qualified to serve in the capacity of city
commissioner as, through his position as editor, he has of ne-
cessity been required to keep well posted on all city affairs
tand has ,been in attendance at


Lewis Urges Full Co-operation In
Celebration of President's
Birthday January 30

E. Clay Lewis. Jr., Gulf county
chairman of the- Celebration, of the
President's: Birthday,. stated, yes-
terday thit everything is in readi-
ness for the big ball which .will be.
the main feature, and urges full
co-operation from every citizen in
the purchasing of tickets to the
dance at $1.50 each.
"The benefits of our participa-
tion ?n these celebrations," said
Mr. Lewis, "is brodgiht'home to us
by the admission,:of little Gle'ih
Mahddox, .on &of C. ; L. LMaddox.;bof
this .couiity,. to -the -Gergia Wairnm
Springs Foundation for treatment
for infantile paralysis.,
"I am in receipt of the following
letter from the foundation, whicr_
should be of interest to all of the
fathers and mothers of the county:
By thil time Mr.
Maddox has, no doubt, told you
about his trip to the; foundation
and that little Glenn is comfor.-
ably housed in our medical builn-
ing. .You tell us that
your chapter is willing to con-
tribute to the cost of little
Glenn's stay up here up to $123.
The foundation will be pleased
(Continued on Age .6)

Senator Andrews

Luncheon Guest

Representative Citizens Meet With
Solon Yesterday Afternoon
At Port Inn

United States Senator and Mrs.
Charles O. Andrews of Orlando
were guests yesterday afternoon
at a luncheon held at the Port Inn.
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., acted, as
toastmaster, introducing the dis-
tinguished guest.
.Senator Andrews, in making a
brief talk before luncheon was
served, stated that he had known
Mr. Lewis when he wore short
pants, and even before that, when
he wore whatchamaycallits.
He stated that Port St. Joe has
"the safest harbor in the South,
S (Continued on Page*6)


W. S. Smith, editor and, publisher
of The Star, who Monday tossed
his chapeau into the ring for
the office of city commissioner.

W. O. ANDERSON IS
TAKEN TTO HOSPITAL.


practically every meeting of the
board of city commissioners dur-
ing the past three years. Also,
through the columns of The Star,
he has been continuously working
for the betterment of the city in
every manner and has boosted and -
advocated every action or proposi-
tion that could in any way improve
living conditions -our streets,
our fire department, our schools --
Our churches and other civic
bodies. -
He has given generously of
space in the columns of The Star
to the publishing of affairs of thet
city, without thought of recom-
pense, and will continue to do so
in future, whether or not he is
elected to the board, as he feels
that the citizens should at all
times be completely informed as
to actions taken by their city com-
missioners. He is also in -favor
of cutting taxes wherever pos-
sible, as he, too, is a taxpayer,
and of publishing from time to
time a complete financial state-
ment of the affairs of the city in
order that the taxpayers may
know just how their money is be-


Sing expended.
W. O. Anderson of the St. Joe The editor is not an "old-timer"
Motor company, who has been con-.in Port St. Joe, having come here
fined to his bed for five weeks, but three years ago from Fort
yesterday morning was taken to Myers, but he came here with
a Donaldsonville, Ga., hospital for faith in the future of this com-
treatment. (Continued on Page 6)
treatme-K


Pridgeon In Race

F or Re election

Present Member of City Board
Has Taken Active Part In
Civic Affairs

B. A. Pridgeon, present member
of the board of city commissioners,
whose term expires this year, to-
day carries his announcement in
The Star that he will seek re-elec-
tion to the board.
Mr. Pridgeon is a native of Gulf
county and has been a resident of
Port St. Joe for the past 22 years.
He has taken an active part in
civic affairs of the city and the


Above is the new $3275 American-, France company take a picture of tesy of The Star," as our competl- county. He is a member of the
LaFrance fire truck purchased by the vehicle and send it to us by tor comes out a day ahead of The local board of school trustees and
he city of rt t e ad whih air mail. From this we had the Star. The publisher of the other has served as city commissioner
the city of Port St. Joe and whichabove cut made and it was on hand newspaper gave his assurance that for the past six years.
arrived by rail last Saturday. Inwhen the truck arrived. Our com- credit would be given-gladly. But In aiding in conducting the at-
connection with the above picture petitor paper did not have time credit was NOT given, which we fairs of the city, Mr. Pridgeon has
we have a little story to relate: to have such a cut produced for consider eminently unfair, as had shown himself as broadminded,
The publisher of The Star, know- their issue this week and the pub- it not been for the courtesy ex-I impartial and constructive. He has
ing that there would not be suf- lisher of The Star gladly let them tended by this paper, our competl- favored improvements in the city
ficient time to have a newspaper have the cut for half its cost of tor would not have been able to and at the same time has shown
cut made of the truck after its ar- manufacture and the proviso that carry the picture they did in this sympathy and understanding for
rival here, had the American-La- a credit line be given, "Cut Cour-. week's issue, the taxpayer, as he is one himself.


YE ED ANNOUNCES






S W T S P E i


Merchants Discontinue
Giving of Gold Stamps

Due to the fact that a number
of the local merchants who have
been giving Gold Stamps with
purchases have discontinued the
practice, the remaining few have
decided to drop the plan and today
are asking that all those having
full books of the stamps bring
them to Hauser's store immedi-


ately to redeem same. No more of
the stamps will be issued.
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BROTHER IN ACCIDENT
C. J. Sullivan was called to
Florala, Ala., last Sunday due to
injuries sustained by his brother,
Clarence, in an automobile acci-
dent. Mr. Sullivan returned to this
city yesterday and reports that his
brother is not seriously injured.
Send The Star to a friend.


Comptroller Candidate
Visitor In Port St. Joe

Frank Brown of Jacksonville,
candidate for the office of state
comptroller, accompanied by his
wife, was a visitor Wednesday in
Port St. Joe on a trip over the
state.
Brown expressed himself as be-
ing well pleased with his progress
in the campaign and is receiving


much encouragement in all parts
of the state.
J. A. CONNELL ILL
The many friends of J. A. Con-
nell regret to learn that he was
stricken with paralysis last weeK
and is confined to his home. Mr.
Connell has been a resident of the
city since 1922.
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Time will heal a lot of things,
but it won't heel a shoe.


COUNTIES GET RACE
TAXES THIS WEEK,
Gulf county, along with the 66
other Florida counties, this week
received $2000 as its share of the
first apportionment of taxes col-
lected from race track admissions
and pari-mutuel wagering.
Last year total apportionments
to each county came to $26,836.76.
Subscribe to The Star--2 year.


We made this statement







on the Air







... now we repeat it in print


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said...in fact sometimes are said...about gaso-
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remember always is to buy the product of a
company in which you have the utmost confi-
dence... a company whose avowed policy is to
manufacture and sell only the finest products
that skill, science, and great resources make
possible.

'This is the policy of Gulf. Its gasolines,
Good Gulf and No-Nox, are today greatly im-


proved over what they were even six months
ago ... just as six months ago they were even
better products than they were the year be-
fore. All this is done as a matter of course, and
it is the result of forever keeping pace with
every known means of product improvement.

"With Gulf the policy of constantly im-
proving the quality of its products is a pledge
... a pledge that you motorists will find main-
tained whenever you stop at the Sign of the
Gulf Orange Disc. )


THAT GOOD GULF

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compares favorably with many
higher-priced gasolines. Because it's
refined to meet the specific needs of
the locality in which it is sold, That
Good Gulf Gasoline gives complete
satisfaction in power, mileage, and
smooth, all-around performance.


GULF NO-NOX

-.. a super-fine fuel that no regular
grade gasoline-regardless of the
claims made for it-can touch for
anti-knock value. No-Nox gives
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more rapid acceleration... delivers
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normal driving conditions.


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PAGE TWO


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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1940








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To Sale of Lands

Under Murphy Act

Victims of Error Must Make Bids
In Order to Get Their
Property Back


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BEVERAGE TAX YIELDS
RECORD 1939 REVENUE

Florida's beer, wine and whis-
key taxes produced the record rev-
enue of $4,278,507 last year-ex-
ceeding the 1938 return by $306,-
466. Expenses of the beverage de-
partment are estimated to be about
4.14 per cent of the total revenue.
State law allows expenditure of 7
per cent of collections.
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DELEGATES NOT BOUND
Florida's delegates to the 1940
Democratic national convention
will not be bound by any unit rule
that would swing their votes be-
hind President Roosevelt or any
other candidate. The state Demv-
cratic executive committee, .meet-
ing in Tampa, defeated 72 to 37
a unit rule resolution.
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Stranded in the United States
by war conditions, Dr. Wladyslaw
Goorcylski, a former chief of the
Polish weather bureau and noted
authority on solar climates, is no-
doing research at the Scripps In-
stitution of Oceanography at La
Jolla. Calif.


POLITICAL

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Paid Advertising


FOR CITY


Floridians who inadvertently lost
their land to the state through op-
eration of the Murphy Law will
have to bid at public auction to get
it back. Dealing with such vic-
tims of error is only one of the
problems facing trustees of the
internal improvement fund charged
with selling thousands of parcels
of property reverting to state own-
ership last June 9.
Many persons who thought they
had paid all taxes overlooked for
one reason or another a certificate,
with the result that title passed
to the state. Sometimes tax col-
lectors erred in computing the
amount owed, but the taxpayer is
responsible for seeing that all
levies are paid. Other citizens may
have missed a certificate when
preparing for a Murphy Act sale.
The law requires that land re-
verting to the state be sold foi
tle "highest and best bid" under
rules laid down by the trustees.,
After conferences with circuit
court clerks, who will handle
sales, trustees decided to sell the
property at public auction. They
set as the minimum acceptable
price 25 per cent of the 1932 as-
sessment or the amount of taxes
due, whichever is lower.
Anyone, wanting to acquire Mur-
phy land may have the circuit
court clerk advertise the parcel
for .sale. He must deposit with the
clerk sufficient money to pay for
the newspaper advertisement and
the clerk's fee. The sale will be
held at least 15 days after and not
more than 30 days after the ad-
vertisement appears.
Florida circuit court clerks in a
meeting Saturday at Tampa, agrees
on a standard fee of $5 for handl-
ing each application and sale. The
fee is not binding on all clerks, as
it was pointed out that more work
will be involved in some counties
than in others, and that a larger
fee may be justified in many
cases.
Trustees have specified that
former owners may buy back their
land by matching the highest bid,
and this is the procedure to be
followed by those who lost their
property inadvertently. Former
owners will be notified of the auc-
tion sale by registered mail. The
highest bidder must pay all costs.
The Murphy Law allowed two
years for redemption of delinquent
tax certificates at'public auction,
then provided for land against
which certificates are outstanding
to revert to state ownership.
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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

DAVIS WOULD BE DELEGATE

John "Red" Davis of Lake City,
columnist and : Florida sports
writer for more than 25 years, last
Saturday announced he would seek
re-election as a delegate to the
Democratic national convention
from the state-at-large in the pri-
mary next May.
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COMMISSIONER
PORT ST. JOE
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the. office of
City' Commissioner, subject to
the will of the voters at the city
election February 20. If elected
I promise to carry on the affairs
of the city of Port St. Joe in
the same manner as heretofore,
working always for the best in-
terests of the people. I will ap-
preciate your vote and support.
B. A. PRIDGEON


FOR CITY

COMMISSIONER
PORT ST. JOE
I hereby announce my candi-
dacy for City C6mrlesloner of
Port St. Joe in the city election,
Rebruaiy .20, 1940. fjt elected I
can assure the citizens of Port
St. Joe that I will lend every
effort possible to the needs of
"A City of Opportunity'" in arh
efficient and economical man-
ner. Your vote and support will
be appreciated.
JIM BOUNDS


FOR CITY

COMMISSIONER
PORT ST. JOE
I herewith announce my candi-
dacy for the office of City Com-
missioner of Port St. Joe, sub-
ject to the will of the voters at
the city election February 20. I
feel that my 25 years' training
and experience in the newspaper
profession and through my po-
sition as published of The Star
I will be enabled to serve the
needs of the city in a satisfac-
tory manner, as I, have always
worked for the advancement and
betterment of our city and con-
tinually have the welfare of the
people in mind. 'know I enjoy
the good will and friendship of
other announced candidates, and
I shall conduct my campaign in
a fair and aboveDoard manner.
I respectfully solicit the sup-
port and vote of every elector
who has the future of Port St.
Joe at heart, and if elected, I
will perform my duties to the
best of my ability and assure
everyone their equal rights.
W. S. SMITH


Counting Ducks

Quite a Problem
Brain-Twisting Exercise Indulged
In Annually By District
Game Wardens
Bookkeepers may have their
own problems, but adding a col-
umn of figures 'doesn't compare
with counting ducks.- I. G. W. Mel-
vin, state game warden for this
area, described' this week the
brain-twisting exercise of counting
all the ducks in the county, which
is an annual requirement of all
game wardens among their other
manifold duties.
Suppose they are floating on the
bay, all quiet. You may have them
just about counted when, zoom!-
they go aloft and you have to base
your estimate on a new count. A
flock is estimated by the number
bf square yards it occupies when
floating, Mr. Melvin says, each
duck occupying a square yard.,
One-third is deducted from the to-
tal estimate, to bring the number
down to a scientific minimum. In
the air they must be counted in
groups. And that is only one-
twentieth of the problem.
Each of about 20 species settling
here each year must be identified
and counted. The same problem
applies to wild turkey, deer and
other game, which must be counted
each year.
Franklin county was host to
some 12,000 ducks this year, which
is a 20 per cent Increase over last
year's crop. Mr. Melvin's report
must be sent in January 17. That
allows time for stray ducks to
make complaints if their names
have been left out.-Apalachicola
Times,


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, IM1


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


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PAG FOU TH STR OTS.JE UL ONY LRDRIAJNAY1,14


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,
undef, Act of March 3, 1879.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year.......$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
Three Months.........65c

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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.

FIRE COMES HOME TO YOU
Port St. Joe enters the new year of 1940
with a brand new fire truck that would do
credit to a city several times the size of ours,
and with delivery of this new apparatus we
should all make a new New Year's resolu-
tion (by this time most of your other resolu-
tions have probably been broken, anyway)
something like this: "I',resolve to do my part,
to help prevent fire during this and every
year."
If every resident of Port St. Joe, and every:
resident of the United States would make and
keep that resolution, some half billion dollars;
worth of property would be saved from de-
struction. Indirect fire loss estimated at sev-.
eral times that figure would be prevented.
Infinitely more important, about ten thousand
people would be saved from the most ghastly
of deaths. And the legion of jobs and oppor-
tunities which fire destroys when it strikes at.
businesses, would be preserved.
Just because we've got a modern fire truck
in Port St. Joe and a corps of well-trained
volunteer firemen, don't figure that fire is en-
tirely somebody else's business. It's ,your
business, too. You and other people like you,
whether you know it or not, are responsible
for fire. You benefit every time a fire is pre-
vented. Human ignorance, human careless-
ness, human failures-these are the things
that keep our annual fire loss at an inexcus-
:a~Je level. Probably not one fire in- ten can
ohag.stly be classed as unavoidable. Practic-
.ally all fires, great and small, can be traced
,to the human element.
If all of us would make this delayed New
Year's resolution it would prevent many fires
in Port St. Joe. And don't forget that the
.prevention of fire may save your home from
iran--as well as your life,

NEW PRODUCTS FROM TEST TUBES
The editor visited the General Motors
"Parade of Progress" in Panama City last
Saturday and considered the trip well worth
while.
We were particularly interested in the new
products produced from milk and coal, such
as cloth and an unbreakable plastic glass.
All of these products have been developed
in the test tubes of research laboratories dur-
ing the past few years and show great pos-
sibilities for America's future. In the mak-
ing of them, in finding new and wider uses
for them, lays the promise of more jobs and
new payrolls for Americans everywhere.
No one interested in the welfare of our
nation, interested in seeing it maintain its
past progress, could fail to be inspired by this
show. With industry co-operating with the
farmer, with the production of new products
for the great body of Americans, it indicates
the future that lies in wait for this country.

Governor Cone done the expected-ex-
tended the time for securing of auto tags-
Swhich isn't.news anymore. If he hadn't ex-
tended the time, that would have been news.

Germany's aim is to convert the British
navy into under-sea vessels.-Florida Times-
Union. Germany isn't doing so bad along
that line herself, scuttling her naval and mer-
chant marine vessels.


THE GOVERNOR FLORIDA WANTS
The governor Florida wants is very much
the kind of governor any other state wants.
It is equally true that the kind of a governor
any Floridian wants is the same kind of a
governor almost .every other Floridian wants.:
It is true, however, that we will be "scrap-
ping" for governors of very different kinds'
before long. Evidently the kind of governor
we want is not always the kind we work for,
or the kind we get.
Now is the 'time "for all good men" to get
clearly in mind the kind of governor they
ought to want, and ought to work for, and
naturally would get, if that were done.
In many respects the governor is the most
important official we vote for, even in the
general election. It is, therefore, very import-
ant to think the matter' through while "our:
heads are cool." It is clear that a governor
should be an "all-state man." Of course he
must come from some section, and each sec-
tion is entitled in its turn to representation
in the governor's chair, provided, of course,,
it offers a suitable candidate. We judge
whether a candidate .will.:;fairly represent the
whole state more by his past, record than by
':his platform and campaign promises.
A good governor shotild represent all
classes of people in the state. North Florida'
:will insist upon a candidate sympathetic with
general farm interest, South Florida has an
equal right to a candidate' who understands
and will represent their interests. A good can-
didate must also .be a good Democrat. The
party is going to present a. united front in
the coming election, and the state:line-up is
based on the governor. Most Floridians do
not want a "rubber stamp" governor, but
they do want a new deal governor, Our motto
should be and is: "Unity in essentials and
liberty in non-essentials."
Right now Florida needs another safe and
sane governor who will continue the working
out of efficient and econolumical state.govern-.
ment. Above everything else, we need a gov-
ernor known to be sincere, honest, courageous
and independent. His past record must show
these qualities. When we elect a man gover-
nor, we want him to be governor.-Holmes
-County Advertiser.

SENATORIAL RUMORS IN THE AIR
There are many rumors circulating in re-
gard to prospective candidates for the sena-
torial toga now gracing the shoulders of
Charles 0. Andrews.
We have heard it stated that Dave Sholts
is seriously considering tossing his derby into
the ring and that Mark Wilcox, who ran sec-
ond to Claude Pepper in the last senate race,
is teetering on the fence.
Down Tampa way comes a whisper that:
Doyle Carlton, former governor of Florida
who was nosed out by Andrews two years
ago, is being urged to run. And our present
governor, Fred Cone, is said to have leanings
toward the senate.
SAnd we shouldn't overlook genial Jerry
Carter, railroad 'commissioner, who practic-
ally came right out and said he was going to
get into this particular swim, though some
of the dopesters have him slated to enter the
gubernatorial campaign.

Most office-holders like to be considered
as statesmen, rather than politicians. But
there's a great difference between the two,
according to old man Webster, who says:
"Being a politician now commonly implies ac-
tivity in party politics, often with a sugges-
tion of artifice or intrigue," while a states-
man is "a man versed in government, especi-
ally' one who shows unusual wisdom in treat-
ing great public matters."


SWiley Collingsworth, in charge of the gar-
bage disposal truck, says he wouldn't have
to work so hard if it wasn't for salads.

We've been writing it "1940"-how have
you been doing?


PLENTY MORE TO DO


THE TATTLER
THE 'STAFF
00 X diLtor-In-Chlef.Florence F.acione
r- -Or. A ,Asst. Editor......Al Schneider
SSociety Editor..Martha Hinson
IJoke Editors ......... Glenn
Grimsley and P. K. Johnson
Reporters ............ Opal
Chavers and Levetta Wilson
Sees All, Knows All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School
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SHARK CAGERS TAKE
KINARD IN STRIDE
The St. Joe Sharks took the
measure of Kinard this week to
the tune of 23 to 7, This was the
second' high 'school basketball tilt
of the season for the Sharks, and
they displayed amazing accuracy
in hitting the basket. This also
marked the second performance of
two new players on the team.
Floyd 'Maddox was high point
man for the local aggregation with
eight points and Lane was right
behind him with six. McCall led
the Kinard team with four points.
Graduation and injuries have
hurt the Sharks somewhat, but
they are forgetting about their
hard luck and are really playing
fine ball.
Lose To Altha
Last Friday night saw the local
team lose to Altha in a game that
was packed with thrills. The
Sharks came out on the short end
22 to 21. With the -score tied at
20-all, John Lane missed a free
throw to send the game into a five
minute overtime, period. With three
minutes to play, Lane didn't miss
on his tree throw, and sent the
Sharks ahead 21 to 20. Striving for
a comeback, Altha pulled one of
their trick plays that saw Rackley
drop one from about the halfway
mark to send, Altha ahead. St. Joe
was never' able to overcome this
lead and the game ended a few
seconds later.
Lose to Papermakers
The Sharks lost another cage
game in the city league to the Pa-
permakers by a 29-12 score. The
Sharks had to play with but three
first-stringers, as the other were
out on account of sickness. Lane
was high 'point man for the Sharks
with four baskets. to his credit, and
Gaskin was next with three. Coody
led the Papermakers with seven
ringers.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF-
Murnice T. didn't have a sweet
disposition?
M. L. decided that it wasn't such
a bad wold after all and smiled?-
Joe L. didn't know his history?
Max wasn't thinking of Tuppy?
Earl B. would talk as loud as
P. K. J.?
Opal G. didn't smile?
Al S. didn't have "nervous feet?"
M. S. was suddenly friendly?
D. L. didn't wear a ribbon some-,
where?
The majorettes learned to twirl
together?
The senior class, got together on.
a subject?

Give a diamond to a "peach" and
you'll soon discover that she is of


Wonder who'll be the man of this year? the clingstone variety.


ARE YOU GUILTY?
Boys, are ypu. guilty of the fol-.
lowing? If so,'ch'eck up and im-
prove yourselves.:
1. When you go for your date,
do you sit in front of the house
and blow the horn?
2. When you take your date to
the theater, 'do you let her find
her .seat if there is no usher?
3. While in the theater, do you
.slump down 'in your seat and never
think abnot helping your date with
her coat?
4. Do you sit down in a res-
taurant and never help your date
to be seated?
5. Do you invariably walk on
the inside of the sidewalk?
6. When you say goodnight to
your date, do you let her walk to
the door, alone?
7. Do you walk ahead of her?
Boys, if you are guilty of any
of these things, you will never date
the same girl twice!

FREE LUNCH ROOM
Monday began another semester
of work at school. D-e to the needy
ones who attend our school and
hardly have enough to eat, there
is a free lunch room opened and
sponsored by the P.-T. A. and the
WPA. To date they have fed an
average of 50 to 75 pupils from
the grammar school. They are
served a hot wholesome meal
which helps the .mall children a
great d.eal.
Each pupil of the high and gram-
mar schools is due some credit, as
each one brought spare dishes
from home to place in the lunch
room.

SYMPATHY TO THE SICK
The senior class wishes to ex-
press its sympathy to those who
are absent from school on ac-
count of sickness and wish each
and every one of them a speedy
recovery. SENIORS.
NEW STAFF
The Tattler starts the new year
with a new staff. Florence Facione
is now editor-in-chief; Al Schnel-
d.er, assistant editor; Martha Hlu-
son, society editor; Glenn Grims-
ley and P. K. Johnson, joke ec-
itors; Opal Chavers and Levetth
Wilson, reporters.
SYMPATHY
The senior class desires to ex-
press its sympathy to Murnice
Taunton in the recent death of
her father, Mr. Cyrus C. Taunton.

The city of Havana was 10u
years old when the Pilgrims sailed
into Massachusetts Bay on the
Mayflower.


THE STAR, PORT -ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORI.DA


PAGE FOUR


FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1940










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Society Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor
-'


MARTHA CIRCLE IN MEET
WITH IMRS. BAGGETT
The Martha circle of the Bap-
tist Missionary society met Mon-
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
J. O. Baggett with the following
program being presented:
Scripture reading, Psalm 34th;
prayer by Mrs. E. B. Dendy; roll
call, secretary's report and reports
from chairmen and officers.
Plans were made for entertain,
ing the circles at the church on
the fifth Monday following the
stewardship program, after which
the meeting was dismissed by re-.
peating 'the Mispah.
During the social hour that fol-
lowed, the hostess served deliciouA
refresdhments.

MRS. B. J. HULL IS
HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. B. J. Hull entertained the
Tuesday Night Bridge club at her
home on McClellan avenue this
week. Two tables were in prog-
ress and at the conclusion of play
prizes were' awarded. Delectable
tefreshn'ets were served by the
hostess.

LYDIA CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. PRIDGEON
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon entertained
the Lydia circle of the Baptist
Missionary society Monday aftei.
noon. Due to illness of several
members a short study was held
after which the hostess served re-
freshments to members present.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
Mrs. Hazel Ward Beckett, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Ward of
White City, and', Walter Stafford
of Cristobal, Canal Zone, were
married December 29 in Union
church, Gatun, Canal Zone.

AUXILIARY MEETS
The Episcopal Auxiliary held its
regular meeting Monday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Red Fuller.
Following the study and business,
a social hour was enjoyed at
which time the hostess served de-
licious' 'refreshments.
Cr t
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks
to the many friends and neighbors
who were so thoughtful during the
illness and death of our loving
husband and father, C. C. Taunton.
Mrs. C. C. Taunton and Children.

Mr. and! Mrs. E. M. Watts are
leaving this week for Lakeland,
where they will make their home.

Judge Douglas of Panama City
was. a business visitor in the city
.Wedensday.

Mrs. Robert Buckles of Kissim-
mee spent Wednesday and Thurs-
day here as the guest of her pa--
ents, Judge and Mrs. Thos. R. L.
Carter.

Mrs. E. C. Lewis and daughter,
Reed, who have been visiting in
Tarpon Springs for several weeks,
have returned' home.

Mrs. B. H. Graves spent Sunday
in Panama City, the guest of Mrs.
Howard Bair.

Mannie Brash of Apalachicola
was a business visitor in the city
last Friday.

W. M. Williams and. Chester
Wilkinson of Panama City were
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. b.
B. Conklin.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Huxford of
Perry were the guests of Mr. ana
Mrs. Gus Creech last Saturday.

J. E. Rollins of Fort Myers
spent the week-end in this city
with his family.


At the Churches

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector
Services at St. James Episcopal
church every Sunday evening at
7:45 o'clock.
Church school every Sunday at
10 o'clock.
Holy Communion services on the
third Sunday at 9:30 a. m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
9:45 a. m.--Srnday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
i7:00 p. n.-B. Y. P. U.
8:00 p. m.--Preaching service.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.
'Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
Full-time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
night.

METHODIST :CHURCH
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
8:00 p. m.. second and fourth
Sundays-Evening services.
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METHODIST CIRCLES
ARE RE-DIVIDED
The circles of the Methodist
Missionary society held a called
joint meeting at the church Mon-
day afternoon for the purpose o-
dividing the society into three
circles. Membership of the three
groups is as follows:
Circle No. 1-Mesdames M. Lup-
ton, B. H. Smith, A. M. Jones., Sr.,
T. S. Gibson, W. E. Boyd, H. C.
Spence, .J. T. McNeill, George Pat-
ton, R. W. Smith, M. L. Fuller, C,
Neidig, S. B. Witt, J. Grimsley, H.
A. Drake, Thomas McPhaul, W.E.
Murdock and C. C. Taunton.
Circle No. 2-Mesdames L. H.
Bartee, Roy Gibson, P. Lovett, 3.
L. Sharit, John Maddox, George
Suber, R. H. Brinson, Stagg, Ben
Dickens, Charles Brown, Atkins,
M. P. Tomlinson, M. K. Hurlbut
and J. M. Smith.
,Circle No. 3-Mesdames A. M.
Jones, Jr., J. C. Bradbury, J. E.
Bounds, O. Branch, P. Howell, 3.
L. Miller, E. Ramsey, O. M. Mor-
ton, S. C. Parker, and F. L. Jones.
Following division of the circles
Mrs. J. T. McNeill took charge or
the program. A hymn was sung
and Mrs. Patton gave the medita-
tion. Interesting talks were given
by Mrs. Swatts and Mrs. Charles
Brown. Following prayer and a
hymn, the benediction was given
by Rev. D. E. Marietta.
DEANNA'S IN L
DEANNA'S IN LC\w=


Deanna Durbin's in love in "First
Love," playing at the Port the-
ater Sunday and Monday.
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Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton and
family have returned to the city
after spending a week in Mobile
and Tuscaloosa.


MRS. COOPER ENTERTAINS
THE MARY CIRCLE
Mrs. George Cooper was hostess
to the members of the Mary circle
of the Baptist Missionary society
Monday afternoon. The meeting
opened with singing of "How Firm
a Foundation," followed with the
devotional by Mrs. L. E. Voss. The
regular business routine was car-
ried out, after which pledges were
paid. The chairman urged all to
visit their chairman, who has been
ill, also to attend the weekly
prayer meetings at the church.
,Following the business session
the hostess served pie andi coffee.
The meeting was dismissed with
prayer by Mrs. E. C. Cason.

MRS. GLOEKLER.HOSTESS TO
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. J. B. Gloekler was hostess
to the Thursday Bridge club yes-
terday at her home on Sixth street.
Cut flowers and potted plants
were used for decorating the liv-
ing room where tables were placed
for play. Following several pro-
gressions, prizes were presented.
Delicious refreshments were served
by the hostess to members.

P.-T. A. WILL MEET
NEXT THURSDAY
The Parent-Teachers association
will meet next Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock in the high school au-
ditorium. All members and others
interested in the work of the or-
ganization are urged to be present.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Dewane Nichols
are announcing the arrival of a
7%-pound son on January 16. The
little gentleman has been named
Donald Oneal.

,Mrs. V. M. Hoffman and' Mis,
Loretta Long of Apalachicola were
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Red
Fuller.

Mrs. R. O. Calloway of Beckley,
W. Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
D. C. Mahon.

Mr. ana Mrs. H. H. Bullard of
Andalusia, 'Ala., have returned to
their home following a visit of
several days in Port St. Joe.

Miss Alice Ruth Gibson, who ha-
been attending F. S. C. W. at Ta?-
lahassee, arrived home Thursday
of last week.

Charles Suttle has returned to
the city after spending several:
days in Hodge, La., with his par-
ents.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer and
sons, Edward and Tommy, re--
turned Saturday from Beebe, Ark.,
following a several days' visit with
relatives.

Jessie Smith Is Named
School Board Chairman

The first meeting of the school
trustees since election was held
Wednesday night, at which time
Jessie Smith was named as chair-
man of the board.
The matter of heating facilities
for the school was discussed, and
the board was asked to aid in con-
ducting the lunch room for the
underprivileged children.
It was planned to hold a joint
meeting with the school board and
county superintendent before ap-
pointing teachers for next year, Iii
order to determine the qualificr
tions required by school laws ftr
teachers in this state.
It is quite evident that the ne'
trustees are interested in the
school and will use every effort
possible to put this school on an
equal footing with other schools
in the state, giving our children
every opportunity possible.


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Death Closes Long T

Career of Hodges from

Fails to Attain His Greatest Am- Willis Swamp
bition-Governor of the
State of Florida Editor The Star:
I heard Mike Smith the other
William Cabot Hodges, 64, dean day talking' about perpetual motion
of the Florida state senate, known and that it was coming' some day.
familiarly as "Homestead Bill," Perpetual motion is great stuff
familiarly as "Homestead Bill,' -she would be if she worked. Just
died in Tallahassee Wednesday of think, all we'd need to do would
heart trouble, be to give the old wheel one first
Mr. Hodges had looked forward spin, and thereafter just keep on
o ridin'. I-Hot dog!
to being elected governor of the Lotsa people still believe in per-
state of Florida, and ran twice for petual motion, too, 'cause lots of
the office, once in 1912 and again 'em still buy stock in companies,
in 1936. He had planned on again and also lotsa people keep on
buyin' gold bricks. You can't tell
entering the race, but physicians 'em anything-they're just bound
advised against it. and determined to be suckers.
In a letter sent The Star for re- And they're the same about all
lease today, Mr. Hodges stated kinds of things like sideshows,
and India rubber men, and soap
that he would not be in the cam- box spielers, and gettin'something
paign due to his health, and that for nothing New stuff is the stuff
"It is put proper that I make my -whether it's baloney or what-
determination public at this time ever it is.
out of due consideration to But I'm not a gloom about it-
out of due consideration I bigger we got to have a variety
my many loyal friends, that of bamboozle goin' on, and it takes
they may make alignments, for just about so much bosh, and then
some candidate whose political we get tired, and Monday morning'
ideas typify to them their deals comes around and we go back to
ideas typify to them their deals work with abad taste and broke
of government." -and maybe wiser, who knows?
Hodges represented Leon county Yours with the low-down,
in the state senate for 18 years JO SERRA.
and was senate president In 1935. ----- ---
----- B. A. Cogddll was a business vist-
iPaul Sutton and Joe Thomas of tor in Pensacola over the week.
Sylva, N. C., have been visiting end.
the past week with Mr. and Mrs. --------
Charles Crawford of Highland Early Greek sculptors made their
View. statues of wood.




Port Theatre


Port St. Joe


LAST TIMES TODAY!


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


FRIDlAY, -JANIUARY 19, 1940







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Army Recommends

Fund for St. Joe Bay

Annual Report Cites Sums Neces-
"ary for Rivers and Harbors
In This Section

Army engineers at Washington
reported Monday that $2,690,000
could be "profitably expended" on
iioridca river and harbor projects
during the fiscal year beginning
next July 1. This recommendation
was ,included in the annual report
of Major General Julian L. Schley,
chief of engineers.
But $888,000 was asked for new
work, the remaining $1,802,000 be-
i:g -for maintenance of existing
improvements.
The maintenance 'items in the
.program for this section were as
:follows: St. Joseph's Bay, $46,500;
channell from' Apalachicola river
to St. Andrews Bay, $30,000; St.
Marks river, Carrabelle bar and
harbor, $50,000; Apalachicola Bay,
$:33,000; Alpalachicola river, the
cut-o'f; .Lee... lough and lower
Chipol'a river, $28,000; upper Chip-
ola river- from 1Marianna to its
mouth, $5000; St. Andrews Bay,
$78,000.
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CITY COMMISSION
RACE SEES FOURl
ENTRIES TO DATE

(Continued from.Page 1)
unity and has worked hard not
only in publishing the best news-
paperhe ,knew how, but in many
other ways for the betterment ot
our community, and he feels that
thi3 faith in the city and its peo-
ple Iis being more than justified.
Whether or not your editor is
elected to the city commission, he
will continue working for the best
interests of all, and if he is Ge-
feated will-take his, defeat in good
grace and try to be the .first to
shake the hand and offer coi7-ratu-
lat*ons to the winner--1er. n.Lter
all. there is nothing personal in
t'-i, matter and if the voters be-
lieve that one of the other candi-
dates is better qualified for the
board, who are we to say other-
wise?
Inc dentally, the news and ad
v-rtising columns of The Star will
be open to all candidates, and
their announcements' and other
printed matter will be handled In
an unbiased manner, as the editor
believes he can count them all as
his friends.
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HOLLAND AND PATY
QUALIFY FOR RACE

Spessard L. Holland of..Bartow
and B. F. Paty of West Palmi
Beach qualified Monday as Demo-
cratic candidates for governor.
Each paid $375 to Secretary of
State R. A. Gray for the state and
Democratic executive committee
assessments.

It pays to advertise-try it!









All those having full
books of

GOLD STAMPS

please bring them to
Hauser's store immedi-
ately to redeem same,
as the issuing of Gold
Stamps has been dis-
continued in Port
St. Joe.



Books only partially
filled with stamps have
no redemption value.

r


Underwriters In

Test of New Truck

May Give Insurance Reduction;
Volunteer Department
Names Drivers

Representatives of the state
board of fire underwriters were in
th-e city Tuesday to test 'out the
newly-acquired fire truck in ord.e
to reclassify the city for insurance
and perhaps give us a lower rate
than was. possible with the olu
equipment. Chief Troy Jones wilt
be notified shortly on there matte_.
The new truck, mounted on a
Ford. chassis, has a capacity o,
500 gallons per minute at 220
pounds pressure and carries at all
times 150 gallons of water which
is used as a booster in place of
chemicals. The hose compartment
will take 1200 feet of 2%-inch hosa.
The Volunteer Fire Department
met Monday evening at the city
hall for the purpose of naming
drivers for the vehicle, with tnh
following selected: Lovett Mahon,
Byron Eells, Wilard Lee, Wilbur
Wells, Sammy Davis and, Joe Mor-
row.
The .17ds of the department aliu
Chief Jones deserve much cieait
for securing the new pumper, as
it was mainly through their e-
forts that it was bought. Money
from dances as well as contribu-
ti.ns from business houses and in-
dividuals solicited by them rjnaC
:or the down payment, supple-
mented by funds from the city
treasury equal to the amount de-
rived from the street tax.

SENATOR ANDREWS
LUNCHEON GUEST

(Continued from Page 1)
and that when the proposed in-
land waterway is completed to
Carrabelle you will realize cbh-
siderable benefit from yachtsmen
coming to your city."
In speaking of national and, in-
ternational affairs, Mr. Andrews
scored, dictatorships and paid trib-
ut'e to Finland, saying, "God is
with the Finns and I hope, they
whip the Russians."
He explained that repeal of the
embargo on American goods was
found necessary due to the fact
that practically everything came
under the head of contraband ac-
cording to Germany, and4 that with-
out repeal, the United State's
would have been unable to carry
on any commerce with Europeah
countries.
,Senator and, Mrs. Andrews left
late in the afternoon for a cofn-
tinuation, of their trip over the
state in the interest of his cam-
paign for' re-election.

FIRE TRUCK AGENT BREAKS
SIN NEW TRUCK AT ROOF FIRE
R. T. Turner of Atlanta, Ga., rep-
resentative of the American-La-
France company, spent the first
'part of the week in this city den.
onstrating, the new fire truck
which arrived Saturday. A root
blaze in the colored: quarters oc-
curred Monday and Mr. Turner
stated that it was the first truck
he had ever delivered and been
able to demonstrate with a real
honest-to-goodness fire.
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CARRABELLE TO SHIP
TIMBER TO BRITISH
A contract for timber amounting
to several million dollars is re-
ported to have been negotiated be-
tween the British government and
the Gex & Lewin Lumber company
of Carrabelle. Following federal'
regulations, all shipments will be
made on a cash basis, with British
freighters entering Carrabelle har-
bor for the cargo.
The timber will be pine and cy-
press poles, presumably for use in
the barbed-wire entanglements on
the French Maginot line.
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These days when a man "steps
out" it generally means he steps
out on the gas.


Extension Given

On Auto Licenses

Governor Cone Lives Up to Ex-
pectations and Makes Dead-
line February First

In past years, The Star has ex-
horted, begged and pleaded with
motorists to secure their automo-
bil tags before January 15 in or-
der that they might not be chucked
into the hoosegow for driving with
outmoded license plates. But al-
ways, at the last minute, the gov-
ernor had granted a reprieve, ant!
our exhortations had gone 'to-
naught.
So this year the editor decided
not to waste valuable space on the
matter, just casually mentioning a
time or two that it might be ad-
v;sable to secure plates. And sure
enough, last Sunday Brother Cone
announced a 15-day extension of
the deadline for securing the 1940
license tags. And he still has the
privilege of extending it another
-15 days if he so desires.
' In making the announcement, thi
_:overnor asked' motorists to buy
their tags now in order to help thy'
state's schools, as tag receipts arb
allocated to the public school ap-
propriation.
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LOCAL BOY BENEFITS -
FROM MONEY RAISED'
IN PARALYSIS DRIVE

(Continued from Page 1)
to accept' this amount and, or,
course, supplement it to the ex-
tent of making full provision for
the cost of his stay here, which
I am led to believe will extend
over a period, of months.
"The above mentioned amoun,.
would, of course, apply on Glen's
maintenance and treatment, and
unless you dictate otherwise,
would not apply to the small
personal incidentals, such as
laundry, haircuts, toilet acces-
sories, etc. Do you think the
father could take care of these
latter items?
"We appreciate the interest
expressed in the foundation's
work and we do indeed hope
that Glenn's stay here will prove
of the utmost benefit through--
out."
In conversation with Mr. Mad-
rlox concerning the above letter,
Mr. Lewis. stated that Mr. Maddox
will be able to send young Glenn
possibly $5 per month for incl-
dentals. The local chapter will pay
all the mopey now on hand, which
is approximately $100, other funds
of the local chapter having been
used. for transporting the child to
Warm Springs.
"As noted in the letter," said
Mr. Lewis, "it is possible that this
child will have to remain at Warm
Springs over a considerable period
and it is our belief that had not
the local chapter of the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
been at work that we would not
have been able to secure admis-
sion of Glenn to the sanitarium."
Officers and directors of the lo-
cal chapter are E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
chairman; W. R. Connell, vice-
chairman; Mrs. Basil E. Kenney,
Sr., treasurer; Mrs. W. A. Smith,
secretary; Dr. A. L. Ward, W. P.
Shannon and T. M. Schneider.
All of those purchasing tickets
for the President's Ball will auto-
matically become members of the
Gulf county chapter.
Local No. 379 of the Interna-
tional Broherlhood I of Paper-
makers, sponsoring the ball this
year, are manifesting an active in-
terest in the work being carried
out for the prevention and cure
of infantile paralysis, and credit
for the success of this celebration
will be due to the work of the lo-
cal union.
The papermakers' committee Is
made up of Isbel Lupton, Everett
Hidalgo, L. P. Sutton, Mr. Frary,
Carl Bounds, Richard Tally, John
Dendy, Harold Palmer and Mr.
Thompson.


City Registration

Book Open Jan.31

All Qualified Electors :Must Re-
register for Participation In
Future Elections

Notice is given elsewhere in


PHONE COMPANY IS
NOW IN NEW HOME
4
For several months past the St.
Joe Telephone & Telegraph conm-
pany has been installing new poles
and cables to take the place of thi
old system of wires and last Sun-
day the work was completed.
At that time the company moved


this issue of The Star that regis- its quarters to the new bank buile-
tration books of the city of Port! ing at the corner of Long avenue
St. Joe will be open for registra- and Fifth street and is now'housed
tion of all qualified electors on'in the second story of the struc-
January 31, and will remain open ture in commodious and luxurious
until February 9, at the city hall. quarters.
The books will be open between
the hours of 9 and. 12 in the morn- LEGAL ADVERTISING
ing and 2 .and 5 in the afternoon
each day except Sundays and holi- IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT
days. OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Re-registration of electors was' IN PROBATE.
decided to be necessary by the GUARDIANS NOTICE TO SELL
,'REAL ESTATE
city commissioners due to the fact Notice is hereby given to all
that the present registration book whom it may concern that Cliffora
is in a very dilapidated condition. J. Varnadore, as Guardian of Clar-
The city election will be held on ice Viola Varnadore and Cary
February 0,ato which time h Lon Lawson Whitfield, minors, will on
February 20, at which .time on( the 10th day of February A. D.,
city commissioner will be elected 1940, apply to -the Honorable Thos.
for a term of three years.: R. L. Carter,.County Judge in and
-______-_ for said county, at 10 o'clock A. M.
-LIONS IN aMEETNGn ter as the mat-
LIONS IN MEETING ter may be heard; for authority to
The regular meeting 'and. lunch:sell at private sale the following
eon of the Lion club as held cribe'dreal estate in said coun-
eon of the Lon.'s -club was. held ty, to-wit:
Wednesday noon at the Port uInn; A,-right-of-way over the land
wit l B. BCbnklin presiding., M. hereinafter .described,, and the
P. Tomlinson reported on the Boy .right to construct, maintain and
Scout district meeting in Pensm, operateyereo n pie o litres fon
the conveyance or transpodttat-i1
cola, and A. W. Ditmore. national of petroleum and petroleum prod-
police instructor of Milwaukee, ucts and benzol; or any other
addressed the members on "Crime material or substance which can
Prevention." .be conveyed through a pipe line,
Prevention." or any' one or more of -said sub-
The club was co-sponsor with 'stances; said right-of-way being
the school student body in'secu'- through and upon. that certain
ing Mi. Ditmore to address tht tract of land situated in Gulf
Comntv. Str't ot Florida, de-
students Wednesday afternoon. scbd as f :Florida e-
It was'voted at this meeting that East half of Northeast quarter
the club would present the Boy, (E%/ of NE4) Section 3, Town-
Scouts with their troop flag. ship 4 South, Range 10 West.
_______ West half of Northwest quar-
ter (W of NW!4a) Section 2,
American marines attached to Township. 4 South, Range 10
the U. S. embassy guard hold the West.
rifle and pistol shooting champion- which application will be based
rifl upon petition for such 'sale now
ships of Peiping, having outscored on file in said Court.
crack marksmen of the Japanese, Dated: this 15th day of January
British, French and Italian force,. A. D., 1941).
CLIFFORD J. VARNADORE,
1-19 2-9 .Guardian.
AS tFI D ADS NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
CLASS 1IED ADS Notice is hereby given that the
Registration books of the City of
ROOMS FOR RENT Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
FOR RENT-3 furnished rooms; all qualified electors who are quali-
fied under Ordinance No. 35X and
lights, water and heat; $5 week. 70X and Chapter 18816 Laws of
W. L. Bragg; Oak Grove. 1-19 Florida, Acts of 1937.
'Said books will be opened on
IF YOU have a room for rent, January 31st, 1940, and will remain
why not place a classified adver- open for registration purposes un-
tisement in The Star. The cost is' til February 9, 1940, between the
low and returfis are gratifying. hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 M.,
Try it today. tf and 2 o'clock P. M. until 5 o'clock
FO --- P. M. each day except Sundays
FOR RENT and, holidays. All persons desiring
to register shall call at the City
FOR RENT -Large trailer with Hall for such purpose.
built-on room and porch; lights Signed,
.and water; $4 week unfurnish- M. P. TOMLINSON,
ed; $5 week furnisred. W. L. City Auditor and Clerk as
Registration Officer, City
Bragg, Oak Grove. 1-19tf of Port Saint Joe. 3t


*
SNotice to Electors of Gulf County
*
0 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.
SThis is to notify that the Registration Books will be open
from February 5th to March 4th, inclusive in the various #
Precincts, as follows:
SWEWAHITCHKA, Precinct No. 1, at Court House, C.
G. Rish, Supervisor.
EWING'S STILL, Precinct No. 2, at Father Kemp's 0
Minnie Kemp, Deputy Supervisor.
t WHITE CITY, Precinct No. 3, at Carter Ward's, Mrs.
Della Spotts, Deputy Supervisor. 0
KENNEY MILL, Precinct No. 4, at Doctor's Office, Mrs. 0
JB. Trawick, Deputy Supervisor. 4
DALKEITH, Precinct No. 5, at Edgar Laner Store, Mi 0
D. E. Prescott, Deputy Supervisor.
OVERSTREET, Precinct No. 6, at Kinard Home, Mr. 0
T. J. Kinard, Deputy Supervisor. 0
PORT ST. JOE, Precinct No. 7, next City Barbershop, *
Mrs. Cary Taunton, Deputy Supervisor. 4
* HIGHLAND VIEW, Precinct No. 8, at Forehand Gar- 0
0 age, Mr. W. C. Forehand, Deputy Supervisor. 0
S "
Respectfully yours,

0 C. G. RISH,
* Supervisor of Registration.
Erenea & os~maae. aierreAn


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


.PAZE SIX


FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1940