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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: February 2, 1940
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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'd farte
ing little newspaper-ded
the betterment and upbu
the City of Port St


est grow-.
licated to
ullding of
Joe.


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, FEBRUARY 2, 1940 NUMBER 16


Judge Rules In

Favor of Pipe

Line Company


Georgia Jurist Holds Concern Ha
Right to Condemn Property
For Right-of-way

Superior Judge B. C. Gaiduer.)
Camilla, Ga., held last Saturdal
that the Southeastern Pipeline
company, which is laying a gaso
line pipe line from Port St. Joe
to- Chattanooga, Tenn., has the
right under a 1937 legislative ac
to condemn property to obtain
right-of-ways for its line.
Judge Gardner dissolved an or
der he had. granted Mrs.. Ruth B
Botts; G. S. McNair andBeulah H
McNair, Decatur county landown
ers, on January 20 temporarily re
straining- condemnation: proceeoa
ings the company had started:.
He added a proviso that if the
higher courts should' find he was
in error, the pipeline company
would have to remove )any pipe it
had, place on the land of object-
Ing property owners.
A number of railroad companies
have filed federal court suits to
.:ar the pipeline from crossing
their right-of-ways. Saturday's rul-
.ing was the first direct decision
on whether the company has'the
right of eminent domain necessary
for condemnation action.
Little trouble has been encoun-
ITerr' in Giulf cotihty,' principally
being over titles,, aind work on the
petroleum line is proceeding here;
Right-of-ways are being cleared
preparatory to digging ditches for
thfe pipi, and a: crew of welders
are at work on the line near the
Scandal at White City.
The city of Port St. Joe last
week granted the company the
use of First street from the dock
to' Park avenue for' the laying of
three- 10-inch lines, and one 12-
3nch line to carry gasoline from.
ships to the storage tanks and:
pumps which will be located on
the eastern city limits.
A group of officials of the pipe
line company and the Williams
Brothers Construction company,
who are building the line, were
visiting in the city yesterday, look-
ing over sites and viewing work
already underway.

SPLENDID CASTS ARE
LINED UP FOR PLAYS

To Be Presented By Welfare
League to Raise Funds

The Welfare League's call for
volunteers to take part in three
one-act plays published last week
in The Star, met with excellent
response, and it is felt that some
of the best local talent will be
represented.
The members of the casts are
entering into their varied roles
with fine spirit, giving promise of
a decidedly entertaining evening
for those who attend the plays.
Admission will be 25 cents for
adults and 15 cents for children.
The proceeds, will be used for lo-
cal charity. -Date of presentation
will be announced, shortly.

ALTON JONES BURNED

Alton Jones, 20, was severely,
burned last week when a kerosene
stove which he was lighting ex-
ploded, 'catching his clothes on
fire a'nd badly burning his body
and limbs. Reports are that he is


JERRY ANNOUNCES


. Jerry W. Carter who amnounee'd
-Wednesday n'ght at a family re-
' union at -Vero Beach that he
would seek the office of United
States senator from Florida.


Schools Open

-After Closing for

Cold Weather
: -- '
Shut Down Due to Inability to
r Heat Buildings and toc- Pupils
S Absent With: Colds

The Port St. Joe schoolss were
closed -Thursday of- lai wek' dub
to the fact that it was impossible
to heat the buildings and also due
to the large numbers of students
absent wih' cold's as well as sev-
eral' teachers.
Fires. were .kept going in- the fur-
naces from noon ,Sunday' until
Monday morning, but school Wam
again dismissed when It was found'
impossible with the' present' heats
ing equipment: to,.raise the temper-
aature 'suffiblently. for comfort.
i .When the cold wave! broke- Wed-
'newda-y, school' again took up and
it is:.hoped that there will be no
more dismissals; due to the cold.


Freezing Weather

Wrecks Highways

Miles of Pavement Built on Lime-
stone Base Torn Up By
Cold Spell

The recent cold spell, in which
the temperature dropped as low as
18 above zero in Port St. Joe,
caused an undetermined amount of
damage to highways in this and
other sections of Florida.
All pavement laid on a limestone
base was torn up by the .freezing
temperatures due to the fact that
water contained in the rock caused
it to swell and burst through the
top dressing. Highways from this
city to Panama City, Apalachicola
and Wewahitchka were covered
with a white, sticky limestone
paste, as were sections of several
streets within the city.
Similar conditions prevailed on
other roads. The editor of The
Star made a trip Saturday to Cot-
tondale, and every stretch of road
laid with a limestone base was
torn up. Those sections built on a
clay base were in perfect condi-
tion. This should give the highway
department food, for thought and
cause elimination of the lime rock
as base material, thus saving the
taxpayers much money for repairs
-in case of freezes in the future.
Preparations were being made


resting as comfortably as possible this week for resurfacing of all
considering his condition. the\ruined' pavement.


car was placed around $75.


FLORIDA BANUSIK NOW

rOPEN FOR BUSINESS


Jerry Carter

Enters Race for

U. S. Senator

Would Work With Residents fo
What They Consider of Vital
Importance to State

Jerry W. Carter, railroad cor
nissioner, announced' Wednesda3
night at Vero Beach at a barbecue
given by 'his friends at his moth
her's old homestead that he would
s'ek the office of United States
senator, subject to the state Dem
ocratic primaries.
Mr. Carter has been prominent
in Democratic party circles foi
nearly a quarter of a century, be
ing. at all times a consistent advo'
cate of the principles embodied t,
the New Deal and definitely witl
the president in his programs.
"I am not entering this cam-palgL
with any misgivings," Carter said.
"I realize the post I am seeking
is the most important that good
citizens can bestow upon their fa
vorite sons. With that spirit domi-
nating my emotions, I 'am entering
this campaign with humble since.
ity. A man high-enough in the es-
teemed judgment of the voters of
:Florida to be their senator, must
also be low enough in the councils
.of the state's citizenry to listen to
those who walk in the paths of
the common people' He -l t also,
by necessity of wisdom and&experl-
ence, have a definite and complete
understanding of governmental is-
sues which have or will function
to make our state a happy and
prosperous commonwealth."
Jerry pledged himself to adhere
to the true- doctrine of democracy
;and to work personally with the
residents of all sections of Florida
for what they consider of vital im-
portance to the state.
----X-

Motorists Given 15

Days More on Tags

Governor Cone Extends Deadline
,To February 15 Due to
Cold Weather

Governor Fred Cone again ex-
tended the deadline for the secur-
ing of automobile license plates,
and the last .day on which to se-
cure them is now February 15.
And that will be the last day,
for no additional time can be
granted by the governor, and those
automobile owners who have been
putting off the fatal day had bet-
ter begin saving their pennies o1
plan to rob baby's bank, because
after February 15 they will be ai
rested if found operating their cars
with '39 plates.
The'governor said he granted a
second stay Tuesday because ot
financial losses suffered by citrus
growers and others as a result of
the freeze.
Tag department collections to-
tal $2,534,235 to date and officials
said the sum was about the same
as on the corresponding date last
year.

CAR AND TRUCK COLLIDE

The car of Bill Maddox and a
truck of Red Horton's collided
Tuesday at the corner of Fourth
street and Monument avenue. Lov-
ett Mahon, who was riding with
Maddox, was thrown through the
windshield and received minor
bruises. The other persons- involved
were not injured. Damage to Bill's


firm wanting to
and railroad cross
tie specifications


purchase poles
ties. The cross
are somewhat


different from those used in this
country, being 5 inches thick and
10 inches wide and 8% feet long.
____ c----
SCOUT TROOP WILL GET
CHARTER TUESDAY EVE

Public Invited to Ceremony at the
Centennial Auditorium

Boy Scout Troop No. 47 of Port
St. Joe, sponsored by the Lions
club, will be formally presented
with its charter Tuesday night at
8 o'clock at a ceremony to be held
in the Centennial auditorium to
which the public is extended an
invitation to be present. The char-
ter will be presented by a visiting
scout commissioner from Pensa-
cola.
Following the ceremony, parents
and scouts will have a buffet sup-


An Apology


Due to the fact that we've
been confined fto our quar-
ters on account of the cola
weather and also the fact
that the paper is being issued
on Thursday instead of Fri-
Sday this week so the editor
an'd the' force can get off for
Sa couple of days' to attend the
F lboridka State Fair, three are
probably several tiews stories
and personal iterms that we
failed tb print', for which we
are sorry, -ut we can assure
you that we will do better In
the next issue.


Poles for Warring

Nations Are Being

Cut At Carrabelle

Will Be Used for Barbed Wire En-
tanglements, Trench Supports,
Etc.;:Ties Also. In, Demand

The European war creates, a
demand for forest products that
will put about 300 men to work at
Carrabelle.
A Carrabelle firm has 25 men at
work in the woods today cutting
and peeling poles, called "pit
props," for shipment to England
and France. These poles are: from
4% to 10 feet long and from 3 to
8 inches, n thickness. Ordinarily,
.pit props are used in mines' as re-
inforcements and protect the
workmen,- but those being cut at
Carrabelle are for an English buyer
"who states that they will be used
in the- preparation of barbed wire
entanglements, for reinforcing dug-
outs and for rip-rap or retaining
walls in trenches.
It is reported at Carrabelle that
the existing contract involves the
loading of 50 ships' at Carrabelle
harbor, the first of which is sched-
uled to leave not later than March
15. It is also estimated that the 25
men now employed in cutting will
be increased to more than 300
within a month.
The Tallahassee office of the
Florida Forest Service has re-
ceived a request from a French


INSTITUTION WILL FILL LONG.
FELT NEED IN THIS FAST
GROWING COMMUNITY

Approximately thirty business
Smen of the city, at the invitation
of J. H. Riggs, president of the
new Florida bank, inspected the
banking quarters Wednesday after-
noon and were shown about the
building by Mr. Riggs.
As they gathered in the business
office on the mezzanine floor, Mr.
.Riggs delivered a brief talk and
invited everyone to consider the
bank at their service at all times.
"This is a friendly bank," said
Mr. Riggs. "Its atmosphere will be
cordial. Its banking and trust de-
partment service will be modern
and' Complete in every particular,
and we want you to make use of
our safety deposit boxes.
"Affiliated with the Florida Na-
tional group, this bank will provide
a service, with nationwide con-
tacts. Experienced officers, sea-
soned in Florida banking and
Florida business, will administer
its affairs. Their intimate knqwl-
edge of business affairs and their
sympathetic understanding of your
problems will enable us tb serve
you in many ways.
"We want to get.acquainted with
you andi you 'are invited to drop
In at any time for business rea-
sons or just casually to get ac-
quainted.
"We are here to do business,"
concluded Mr. Riggs, "And we can
make you any kind of a loan up
toO a million dollars, though I
hardly believe we will make many
of that size."
Mr. Riggs, the president, is an
officer of' the Florida National
Bank of Jacksonville, in charge of
the credit department, and has a
wide and varied experience in the
banking business.
S. L. Barke,. cashier, will be the
resident of-icer in charge, and he
:also has had many years' experi-
ence in the banking business.
M. J. Toffalete, teller, has been
with the Florida National in Jack-
sonville for a number of years ane
is thoroughly acquainted with the
work.
Mrs. Hilda Saunders will be the
secretary-bookkeeper and has had
many years' experience in banking
prior to becoming a resident of
Port St. Joe about two years ago.
The board of directors as set
(Continued on Page 2)


Roy Whitfield Out

For Commissioner

is First to Announce for County
Board From the Third
(Overstreet) District

Roy B. Whitfield in this issue
of The Star announces his candi-
dacy for county commissioner from
the Third (Overstreet) district, be-
ing the first to announce from
that section.
Mr. Whitfield, who is 27 years
of age, married and has two chil-
dren, has been a resident of the
Overstreet section practically all
his life and at present is em-
ployed by the St. Joe Paper com-
pany. He is the son of F. B. Whit-
field, present commissioner from
Overstreet, and is well known in


per.


the county.










AE TO THE SA PRS.O LCO T FLI


POLITICAL

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Paid Advertising


FOR COUNTY

COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 3
I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner, District
No. 3, subject to the Democratic
Primary in May. If elected, I
promise to give fair and impartial
administration in all matters com-
ing before the Board to the best
of my ability and the interest of
the general public. Your vote and
influence will be greatly appreci-
ated.
ROY B. WHITFIELD


For County Judge
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Judge of
Gulf County, subject to the will of
the voters at the May primary.
Realizing the importance of this
office as a potent factor in the life
of the countyand its interests, I
feel that I am well qualified for
the position. If I am honored as
your preference, I promise to give
fair, impartial administration and
will conduct the duties of the of-
fice to the best interests of all the
people.
D. H. "Hamp" BYNUM

FOR CITY
COMMISSIONER
PORT ST. JOE
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the office o0-
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 Commissioner of
Port St. Joe in the city election,
February 20, 1940. If 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 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

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


THE TATTLER
THE STAFF
Editor-in-Chief. Florence Facione
Asst. Editor..:...Al Schneider
Society Editor..Martha Hinson
Joke Editors ......... Glenn
Grimsley and P. K. Johnson
Reporters .............. Opal
SChavers and Levetta Wilson
Sees All, Knows All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School
- --.- < .


TWO NEW PUPILS
The Port St. Joe high school is
glad to welcome into the clan two
new pupils, both in the tenth
grade. We sincerely hope they will
like our school and let's all make
it our duty to help them like it.
Miss Ella Rose Harris, 14, from
Bogalusa, La., is a charming
blonde.
James Lillie, 16, from Susqu'e-
hanna high school, Suaquehanni,
Pa., a tall, dark and handsome
chap.

COLD WEATHER HOLIDAYS
Due to the cold weather anc
lack of heat in the school buil.
ingsa wP students have been enioy-


ing several holidays. So
students say: Thanks i
weather, but they do
that our lost time wil
have to be made up at
the semester.

SOMETHING N
Beginning this week
tinuing for the next six'
we are going to publish
a senior history. The fi
Name-Miss Evelyn T
Born-Chipley, Fla.,
1921.
Hobby-Collecting pic
Weakness-Black curl
)lue eyes.
Favorite Color-Blue.
Ambition-To be a n'

WHAT WOULD HAP
The juniors decided' t
the winners of the Who'
test?
D. T. didn't copy her
Murnia and Martha d
something to tell each
M. J. dated someone e
'aer steady?
Lenetta talked in a 1
The senior boys had
ol' school spirit?

The seniors acted dig

You can watch a thie
nearly impossible to wa


Sikes Seeks S


As Congre,

Crestview Editor Would
Dropped by Millard
well of Miltor

Robert Sikes, editor o
loosa News-Journal at
and member of the
from Okaloosa county,
on Thursday of last wec
would ask the voters of
congressional district f<
fice of congressman.
Sikes' announcement
least a three-cornered ra
office. Immediately foll
statement made by Mil
well, present congress
this district, that he won
a candidate for re-elect
hill Mays, Caldwell's opp
years ago, announced
would again be a candid
G. Pierce Wood, speak
house in the 1939 legisl
also announced for th
making three strong cani
ready in the field.
Senator J. L. Sharit of
also has an idea that
like to enter the race, wh
make a four-cornered i
of it.
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A new method of prodw
thetic camphor uses pin
the initial material.


REST A WHILE WITH A SMILh
By the Joke Editor
While I was reading The Buzz
last week I saw that the writer ot
a column therein was complaining
about his brain not wortmng. Well,
I have only one thing to say about
that: "You know what we do with
people like that." (Remember,
juniors, this is only supposed to
be a joke.)
Thinking of these new songs re-
minds me of the splinter song-
"I've Got You Under My Skin.,'
Then, too, there is the WPA song,
"Dig, Dig, Well Alright."
I seem to be lacking jokes this
week and it seems as though I'll
haoe n e m with Mt O'TL 'AAr


FLORIDA BANK NOW
OPEN FOR BUSINESS

(Continued from Pa 1)
forth by Mr. Riggs consists or
Robert Bellows, W. T. Edwards, M.
L. Fleischel, H. H. Saunders, J.L.
Sharit, S. L. Barke and himself.
The bank building is built along
the most modern lines and' the
vaults are impregnable to cutting
tools or torches and completely
equipped with the latest safety de-
vices.
A night depository service is
provided which will do 'away with
the necessity of business men hav-
ing large sums of cash on hand
over the week-end as the result
of Saturday sales.
It is the consensus of opinion
that the new bank will fill a long-
felt need' in the city and aid:
greatly in the development of the
community as a whole.
--.--__-
Tampa fire losses for 1939, which'
totaled $63,605, were lowest in the
last 23 years. Heaviest 'loss was
$630,276 in 1926.
,------,-,---- _
"Lots of things are not as im-
portant as they seem.


IF ANYBODY HAS-
Eloped
Married
Divorced
Had a Fire
Sold a Farm
Been Arrested
Been Your Guest
Started in Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With Ar Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
THAT'S NEWS
TELL THE EDITOR
Phone 51-The Star



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He is as young as the-junior
class of war veterans, young
enough to be' nimble and old
enough to know that a lot of
things won't work. FORT
MYERS NEWS-PRESS.


.a e agree WIll J.J*rs. V yJ Jea1,y
ome of tho cow. When her cow kicked over Illllllll lllll lll lllllllllllll
to the cold the lantern she (the cow) said:
n't realize "We'll I've put my foot into it." A
11 probably And' it seems as though I did the |Y C A R D S =
the end- of same when I took the job of joke
editor. Incidentally, they tell ml ON THE TABLE
there are two joke editors, so per-
EW haps he other one will write some
and con- jokes for this week. Last week, as editor of The Star,,I came out openly
teen weeks I've been hearing a joke this advocating Joe Sharit for representative from the Third
each week week that seems pretty good. The Congressional District to take over Millard Caldwell's
rst is. teacher asked a pupil who cut
harper. in the che rry tree, and the bo seat. I have been informed by a number of in-
August 18, aid, "Poeye. he treeacnher said, dividuals that by so doing I have lost a lot of votes that
August 18, said, "Popeye." The teacher said,
': "Why do you say that?" "Well," might have been chalked
ctures. answered he, "when George Wash- up for me in the city cornm-
.y hair and ington's father asked him who cum missioner race.
down the tree, George answered, Perhaps I
'Pop, I did it'." So there, too, I = Perhaps I have
urse. betcha. So what?
.- SiAce the first issue
PEN IF- "SNAPSHOT PARADE" of The Star three years
o announce
s Who con- The early part of last week a i ago, I have worked for
good many snapshots were passed ao the building v ad fim
Spanish? out among the stud provements of Port St.
didn't have almost assure everyone that th~ Proe n of PrtS
other? rats and roaches will soon disap- Joe, and I sincerely be-
lse besides pear. Don't take this to hear, ':" lieve it has a future un-
students. .surpassed by any city in
oud voice? = '... Florida today. .
some good WHO'S WHO have FAITH in the fu-
The juniors sponsored a contest '- ture of ts ty
unified? last week on "Who's Who in Our t city, an -
High School." We're all on our will work in every way I
f, but it is toes until the winners are an- can for its development.
Ltch a liar. nounced. Perhaps Joe Sharit t
I has enemies in the city.
ieat SIKES IN RACE Perhaps I have enemies (if so, I have yet to meet
B,-9,i ..;-' 'i .them). But regardless of this fact, Joe Sharit -
ssman han d=& c much for the development of our city as mayor
and through his influence as state senator, and I feel,
Don Toga J Port St. Joe and the Third Congressional District if he
Cald- 1 Port St. Joe andthe Third Congressional District if he
n is elected to congress. I have nothing to gain,
personally, if Mr. Sharit is elected as our representative.
f the Oka- ,. Perhaps I might ask that he grant some favor, for a
Crestview
legislature fiend, but as for myself-there is nothing in this wide -
announced world that he could do for me as congressman-I am
ek that he i merely working for the future of our city and urge that
the Third q.-w e pil together as a team, rather than everyone pulling
or the o- in opposite directions because of personal animosities.
makes at I am asking to be elected to the board of city corn-
c'e for this i miss'oners because I sincerely believe I can aid in the
owing the .- advancement of our city. There is no glory in
lardi Cald- h l olidng the position of commissioner, and there is a lot
nan from of grief, but I am willing to take the burden on my
ud not be shoulders because I BELIEVE in Port St. Joe. If
ion, Park-=
lonent two Robert Sikes of Crestview, who YOU believe in ME, then I ask that you give me your
that he last week announced as a candi- vote and lend me your support.
ate. date for the office of congress-
ker of the man from the Third district.
ature, has
is office, Pierce W o d Is In I
ildates al-Pierce Wood Is In
didlates al-

this city Congressional Race fO r
he might
rich would G. Pierce Wood of Quincy last
affair out Friday announced that he would
decidedly be a candidate for con-
gross from the Third Florida dis- s
ucing syn- trict. The post is now held by Mil-
ne oil as lard Caldwell of Milton, who an- (Political Advertisement)
nounced that he will not run again. 1-l l |||ill| i u | AH1111111111IaI111111111lillu


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PAGE TWO


FRIDAY, FEBRUAIRY 2, 1940


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










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recommend them highly ; .-
Unconditionally Guaranteed Can Contribte Cash and Perhaps -. /Y /
Whisper, But Must Not :'' ;tr KEY U'k'ST

DR. J C. COE Toot Their Horns /GHTHOUSE / 7TE'
1 C C C VZ/ O,0'E OPF./ATieVG
D E N T I ST When the torchlight parades of J ., L7;'/.V C/7"V" /IAIIT"
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5 the 1940 presidential campaign .V .. %
Sunday By Appointment start marching, some 100,000 gov- .. :
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe ernment workers will be sitting on ;- *.;'. :
the sidelines &C.L .,,, ,"
The civil service commission has "'
"benched" practically all the prl- : .. """ ".''. -,
vates and corporals in the gover,-. .

kick in money for the party's -: .t .,



Made In Our Own Laboratory the government worker around the.-
All Work Unconditionally temptations of political hell-raising i
Guaranteed are general, but they seem to -in
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. dictate that:
G. T. EWBER If somebody else organizes a .
DR. G. T. NEWBERRYn Widebottomfor-President club, the. "
OPTOMETRIST government man can join up. But '
PANAMA CITY, FLA. he cannot start the ball rolling and -'E -
he cannot "take an active part it f'. .IF: /SH '
S- its management or affairs."' /. /I A1
Barred from Band Wagon A h'R cY
SOLOMON'S He cannot march in a political /, &'e'Fe*.-T -
parade and he cannot even pla)> .-/
Pasteurized the tuba in a band which march
in a political parade. All he can
M L K do is watch. .
1 LPA Nu T FLA. He cannot hang a Jones-for-Con- ..- -: S C/PW T,
Pasteurized for Your Protectio t gress button on a friend. He can- .* .."
4 not pass around campaign litera-
ture, but he can read it himself- *
if he wants to.
Any government worker is frea if he votes right.) the question. sion, he can do all the politicking
S to kick in $25 for the Democrats When he votes, the government He cannot even make a little bet he wants to do-which should be
campaign fund or to send a check nan is supposed to march right with a barroom crony on the re- some consolation.
o P to Republican headquarters; but into the booth, mark his ballot and suits of the election. 4--
he cannot go around asking hl march out again. No electioneering But Sponges are taken in Gulf coast-
Sfriends to contribute. He cannot on the way; no showing Mrs. M- When a government worker al waters from Carrabelle to Key
i be "solicited" on government prop- Gillicuddy where to put the "X." grows older, and retires on a pea- West.
Serty. He can go to e4ten Wto the The poor fellow cannot even give
S speakers at a political rally, but his next-door neighbor a lift to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
BEST FOR PURITY, he cannot hire the hall or intro- the polling place. AND FOR ULFCOUNTY, FLOR BILL I CAN'T
QUALITY and TASTE duce the speaker. He cannot hire Counting the votes, as an elel- WALTER CLIFFORD, Plaintiff, WORK-IT'S MY
out his jaloppy to jitney a candi- tion official, is absolutely out or vs. KATHARINE C. CLIFFORD,- NE RVES AGAIN
date to a meeting. Defendant. NE VES AGAIN
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SOLOS No Speech Making LEGAL ADVERTISING TO: Katharine C. Clifford, 1303
Your postman (being under civil ~^e* D North Seventh Street, Tacoma, WHY
service) can tell you privately NOTICE OF REGULAR Washington.
what he thinks about Roosevelt, MUNICIPAL ELECTION It is hereby ordered that you are
Garner Dewey T Vandenberg Notice is hereby given that the required to appear on the 5th day EFFERVESCENT J
4 Garner, Dewey, Taft Vandenberg regular municipal election for the of February, A. D. 1940, before the NERVINE '
Distributors for and others, but he cannot make election of one City Commssioner above entitled Court to the Bill of TABLETS
BRUCE'S JUICES public .speech about it. for the full term of three years Complaint filed against you in the
IVEY VANLANDINGHAM The united States district atto- for the City of Port Saint Joe ill above entitled cause, and "The
IVEY VANLANDINGHAM ( o be held in the City Hall in the Star" is hereby designated as the
eyo (i o i te City of Port Saint Joe on Tuesday, newspaper in which this Ordert T
Local Representative Ice system) can tell the Rotar February 20th, 1940. shall be published once a week for HAVE
.. ...---- club publicly what he thinks or The polls will open at 8 o'clock four consecutive weeks.
balancing the budget, but he can- A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. M. Witness my hand and the seal YOU EVER HAD
not make speeches in "an organ- Eastern Standard Time. of said Court, this 25th day of A DAY when youfelt tense,
Signed, January, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in jumpy, irritable?
ized political campaign." M. P. TOMLINSON, the State 0 and county aforesaid ,
The speech-strucic postman can 2-16 City Auditor and Clerk. J. R. HUNTER, A NIGHT when you were
lecture all he wants "on any moral IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT (Court Clerk Circuit Court wakeful and restless?
o r ethical subject," as long a gov- O Seal) Gulf County, Florida. Over-taxed nerves are likely to
ernment policy is not involve,. IN PROBATE. Solicitor for Plaintiff 2-23 loss of pleasure,time issued from
Thus he can harangue a crowd on GUARDIAN'S NOTICE TO SELL licitor for Pworklaintiff. 2-23 loss ofami p ly quarrels, physical
tre evils of drinking liquor, but he REAL ESTATE NOTICE OF REGISTRATION and mental suffering.
cannot advocate prohibition. Notice is hereby given to all Notice is hereby given that the The next time you feelnervous,
T e n an o whom it may concern that Cliffora registration books of the City of try the soothing effect of one or
The govern t man can dro J. Varnadore, as Guardian of Clar- Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open t Dr. Miles Efervescent Ner-
SI h i around to the district clubhouse ice Viola Varnadore and Cary for the purpose of registration of vine Tablets.
.. for a party caucus, and he can Lawson Whitfield, minors, will on all qualified electors who are quali- Try Dr. Miles Effervescent Ner-
S- 1 evn voe in a mass convention of the 10th day of February A. D., field, under Ordinance No. 35X and vine Tablets for Sleeplessness due
that kind; but he cannot call th 1940, apply to the Honorable Thos. 70X and Chapter 18816 Laws of to Nervousness, Nervous Irrita-
S ethat kind; but he cannot R. L. Carter, County Judge in and Florida, Acts of 1937. biity, Nervous Headache, sExcit
For Your meeting to order, make speeches, for said county, at 10 o'clock A. M. Said books will be opened on o a tint e
write resolutions "or take any or as soon thereafter as the mat- January 31st, 1940, and will remain rely satisfied.
Prominent part therein." ter may be heard, for authority to open for registration purposes un- At your Drag Store
PROTE OSin Tacking Banned sell at private sale the following til February 9, 1940, between the Small Package 350
Sin t aking be described real estate in said coun- hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 M., Large Package 75
1ie cannot serve on a political ty, to-wit: and 2 o'clock P. M. until 5 o'clock Remember to ask for
Our special filtering process committee or tack up signs, on A right-of-way over the land P. M. each day except Sundays D. MILES or S een
and quick-freeze method as- telephone poles for a political hereinafter described, and the and holidays. All persons desiring r ESece i
sures you ice that REALLY right to construct, maintain and to register shall call at the City VINe TAe
irspure oi It po t u f committee, ma e operate thereon pipe lines for Hall for such purpose. IILnillL lnLLI
is pure! It protects your food A government man cannot be a the conveyance or transportation Signed,
therefore it protects you. delegate to a national political of petroleum and petroleum prod- M. P. TOMLINSON,
There is no substitute for the convention-or even vote a proxy. ucts and benzol, or any other City Auditor and Clerk as
value of REAL Ice. c o it in the balcony ane material or substance which can Registration Officer, City
He can go si in be conveyed through a pipe line, of Port Saint Joe. 3t
THE WELL-INFORMED watch the show, but he cannot or any one or more of said sub-
boo, hiss, carry banners or throw stances; said right-of-way being '' e
USE ICE pop bottles. He can just sit quiet through and upon that certain M N
tract of land situated, in Gulf IM OV IN G?
Deliveries by Phone and watch. County, State of Florida, de-
or Regular Route Every government worker has scribed as follows:


re- o- offer to sell his vote for a keg of ter (Wn% of NWo) Section 2, and can move your furniture any place in the
ST beer or a silver cartwheel Township 4 South, Range 10 United States, Canada or Mexico.
O I (Furthermore, atellowhich application will be based Full Insurance Carried At All Times
T E W L ters the long green before a gov- upon petition for such sale now -
CO PA N Y ernment worker's eyes on election on file in said Court. -) 19 9t e e m
MAX KILBOURNE p day can get into plenty of trouble Dated this 15th day of January
MAX KILBOURN, Prop. with the corrupt practices act. It A. D.194. VARNADORE, PHONE 70 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
is also illegal to offer a man a job 1-19 2-9 Guardian. ---- --- --..... --.,-


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


FRIDAY,- FEBRUARY 2, .194Q


PAGE THREE







U ~" 'i i -' -S ---. Li-


Chavers-Fowhand
Congratulates the Florida Bank upon
completion aiid opening of one of
Northwest Florida's finest and most
modern banking houses.




CHAVERS-FOWHAND FURNITURE
COMPANY
One of Florida's Largest Furniture Stores



GREETINGS-

Opening of the Florida Bank will aid
in the progress and development of
what we believe is destined to become
one of the greatest cities of North-
west Florida. We extend
greetings to the personnel of this new
institution.




COSTIN'S Department Store



CONGRALAULATIONS-
We know the Florida Bank will be-
come a vital factor in the growth of '
Port St. Joe and Gulf county, and it
is with cordial good wishes for the fu-
ture of this section that we at this
time wish all success to this new in-
stitution, its officers and personnel.



ST. JOE LUMBER AND EXPORT

COMPANY
'-' -* *


Our Congratulations-

to the officers and -staff of
the Florida Bank at Port St. Joe, and
best wishes for a healthy and pro-
gressive expansion in "Northwest Flor-
ida's Future Industrial Center."




GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY

COMPANY


CONRRA


BEST WISHES---
to the Florida Bank upon its
formal' opening and for a healthy and
progressive growth.


SOLOMON'S DAIRY
IVEY VANLANbINGHAM, Local Representative


WE ARE PROUD-
to welcome the Florida Bank to Port
St. Joe, and extend our best wishes to
the entire personnel.


CONGRATULATIONS-
Sto the Florida Bank upon its
formal opening and to the
other occupants of the beautiful new
bank building.


Hauser's Department Store



WATCH US GROW!
now that we have one of the
finest banking institutions in North-
west Florida. We extend best
wishes for success and expansion.


J. Lamar Miller's Standard Service


'U'


WELCOME
We -
Florida Bank
fill a long-i
growing cor
--7,

LeHardy Bar ai



CONGRATULA
and
Bank in the
building.


BAYSHORE Gr(
HIG '-


CONGRATUIA
We extend
Florida Banl
beautiful neN
and upon its

CENTRAL STAI
CROWN
RUSSELL MC



BEST WISHED
to th
entire person


MLES 5c-
MILES 5c-10
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PAGE -FOUR


THEi'STAR, PORT sT. jokE, GULF COUNTW~Y,- FLORIDA.


FIRIDA;Y, FEIRAR-Y :2i 1940





PAGE FIVR


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


A


T I 0 N S


to the


FLODA B K



at Port St. Joe


on its formal opening .. .

lnd to the other occupants of the

autiful new bank building.


proud to welcome the
-.Port St. Joe, as it will
: want in our rapidly
unity.


tBilliard Parlor


IONS-
iccess to the Florida
new and imposing



:ery and Market
ID 'IEW


JIONS-
ongratulations to the
upon completion of its
home in Port St. Joe
normal opening.

DARD SERVICE
GASOLINE
RIS, Proprietor


Florida Bank and its
el.


25c STORE


CONGRATULATIONS--
to the Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
and to the president, officers and staff
of this new banking institution.


PORT THEATRE
Make the Port Your Amusement Headquarters


WE WELCOME-
the Florida Bank at Port St. Joe .
It will provide our city a banking serv-
ice with nation-wide contacts.


QUALITY Grocery and Market
Prices Right Clerks Polite


CONGRATULATIONS
to the
FLORIDA BANK
and its entire personnel


ST. JOE BAR
ED GEORGE, Proprietor


Our Congratulations-
to the Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
upon their formal opening in their
beautiful new building.


LILIUS JEWELRY COMPANY


CONGRATULATIONS-




The wheels of industry would find it
difficult to move-if it weren't for the
banks. Commercial credit and loans
are absolute essentials for the continu-
ous, efficient conduct of industry
just as a fire is required to heat
a room or run a locomotive. .. We
extend best wishes to the new Florida
Bank at Port St. Joe.



ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY


BEST WISHES
to the
FLORIDA BANK
its officers and personnel
upon the formal opening of this new
institution

LeHARDYS PHARMACY
Phone 5 Where Friends Meet Port St. Joe


We Extend Best Wishes-
to the Florida Bank as it enters
upon what we know will be a period of
usefulness and service to this section.


ST. JOE ICE COMPANY
MAX KILBOURN, Proprietor


BEST WISHES-
to the Florida Bank upon its formal
opening. This new institu-
tion will be a great asset to Port St.
Joe and Gulf county.


Barrier's 5c-10c-$1.00 Store


CONGRATULATIONS-
to the Florida Bank on its mod-
ern building. We take pride
in the building progress of Port St.
Joe because it is our pleasure to serve
the building needs of the city.


ST. JOE LUMBER COMPANY


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. FRIDAY,- FEBRUARY 2, '1940






PACESIXTHESTAR POT S. JO, GLF OUNT, FORIA FRDAY FERUAR 2.194


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.

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

-{ Telephone 51 >-

The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
Sword thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.

HOW LONG---?
The editor has been asked by many "Just
how long do you think it will be before we
are drawn into the European conflict?" We
have taken the stand that in all probability
we will not become embroiled, but that if
we should it would not be for several years-
if the war lasts that long. Along this .line'
we reprint the following article written by
James H. McGraw, Jr., president of the Mc-
Graw-Hill Publishing company:
War is a political tool for domination or
suppression; a device of futility-unless it be
waged in defense of our homes, our property
or our rights-in the preservation of our lib-
erty. War destroys everything it touches. So
completely does it disrupt the order and prog-
ress of civilization that humanity falters.
Dangerously widespread amongst our peo-
ple today is the assumption that our partici-
pation in the European war 'is inevitable.
Some mistrust the temper and program of
the federal government as likely to lead us
into it; others fear that our sympathies will
make us an easy prey to the propagandists;
still others suspect that business and indus-
try, in a blind greed for profits, may involve
us in the conflict.
To give credence to such beliefs is to deny
that we'are normal individuals, endowed with
intelligence and will, or the ability, as a peo-,
,ple, to profit by our own experience. In all
human experience, death only is inevitable.
To say that industry and business want
war or will encourage, directly or indirectly,
our participation in the present war, is a
vicious and deliberate lie.
The millions of us who, since the World
War 25 years ago, have devoted all our ef-
forts and energies to creating and building
and improving that which we know today as
American industry and business, are con-
vinced that the destiny of this country can
be wrought only in peace. We cannot, and
must not, stand aside and watch even the
little progress we have made since that war
sacrificed to the pestilence of another world
conflict. We who are trying to build a last-
ing heritage for those who will follow us
truly know that "there never was a good war
or a bad peace."
Perhaps it is time to re-emphasize two of
the three elements of our democratic faith,
so simply stated by Abraham Lincoln, "that t
government of the people, by the people, for
the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Now, of all times, it will be wise to inform
our political stewards that government by
the people and for the people must be the
guiding principle in what they do during the
days to come, and that it is our will that in
our country peace shall be preserved.
Only the grim and solitary courage of each
of us, the determination to exert all our in-
telligence, all our individual influence In
every way, can insure the preservation of
peace for our country. c
Preparedness we know to be the most et- t
fective preventive weapon against the threat 1
of war. We must be certain, therefore, that t
we provide our air, land and sea forces with
the best in armaments and material, in ade-
quate supply to maintain properly and im- 1
pressively our national responsibilities and 1
defense. T


Most important is that we as individuals,
thus inspired, band together to exert the full
strength of industry and business in the main-
tenance of peace.
If we are to succeed, we must be forceful,
we must be articulate. Together, in
this critical time, we can serve America
well.

POLITICAL HOT AIR
Politicians from all parts of the state, run-
ning for offices from senator on down, are
swamping The Star office with copies of their
platform and copies of speeches they have
given or are going to give, with the request
that they be published as "news."
We only consider their first announcement
for office as news, and are glad to give them
a brief notice, but after that anything they
have to say is purely advertising matter as
far as we're concerned, and if they want to
tell the people what they are going to do for
them after they get into office, they may do
so through our advertising columns. These
same politicians pay for time on radio broad-
casting stations, hire sound trucks and rent
halls to inform the people of their policies,
Sand pay for it without question, yet they ex-
pect the newspapers to give them the same
service without cost.
We look at it this way: The politician is
trying to sell his services to the people, just
as the merchant is trying to sell his wares to
the people, and his advertising should be paid
for in exactly the same way.
As far as we're concerned, copies of plat-
forms and speeches, unless accompanied by
cash, are just so much political hot air. We
may have to hire an extra boy to carry out
the reams of publicity to the trash pile, but
that's cheaper than using the columns of our
paper to print it, what with the rising cost
of all operations and materials going into the
publishing of a paper today.

NEWSPAPERS AND BANKS
Newspapers and banks have at least one
thing in common-both of them get plenty
of criticism.
What we consider the most difficult tasks
in this day and age is the running of a news-
paper or a bank to please everyone. The
newspaperman who prints all the news re-
gardless of who makes it, is criticized and
called sensational, and may even be referred
to by those involved as a "snake in the grass."
If he leaves it out he is charged with being
afraid to print the news. If a banker is con-
servative he is charged with not being help- s
ful to the community. If he lends the de-
positors' money too freely he is criticized
when the borrowers can't repay and the bank
is closed.
The best plan for the newspaperman or the
banker to follow is to run his business the
way he thinks it should be run and let the
critics criticize.
It would be an interesting experiment if
'self-starting" critics were given charge of
:he nation's banks and newspapers for a pe-
riod. It's a safe bet that they'd rapidly learn g
a sad lesson-and an equally safe bet that P
C
:he public which depends on the newspapers o
to give it the news of the world, and on banks p
to safeguard its money, would take a terrific
beating. Amateur journalism and amateur l
banking would be a far cry from the real pro- a
essional articles. f
t
Speeding-up of transportation is constantly c
giving us new "neighbors" by bringing far t
places closer home.-Florida Times-Union.
Not to mention the tin-can tourists camping
n our back yard. c
ti
Two Englishmen, never away from home, z
:omposed the Tin-Pan Alley hit, "South of N
he Border." The Dixie songwriters of Brook- s
yn are perfectly furious.-Atlanta Constitu- ti
ion. si
n
Marriage is improved, says a professor, by t
ess love and more money. In other words, tI
ess "dear" and more "dough."-The Tampa r,
tribune .


MODERN PIONEERS

.--- ..J .


NEWSS I1LM: MODERN PIOt'WERS TQ O SEONOPED IN
FEIf uARY COMr1MMOPATIN& 1SO!50-,A IVE1-SAQY
OF PATENT SYSTEM.,


The Low Down
from
Willis Swamp

Editor The Star:
I just been reading' some funny
kind of news. It's news about the
government buying' a hundred thou-
sand tons of coal up in Tennessee
to use for making' electricity by
steam.
Brother, they've got me. I been
harborin' the idea all the time that
everything Uncle Sambo was doin'
n- the rivers was just to help
navigation and make a little elec-
tricity as a side issue to use up
the surplus water. This coal buyin'
makes me look kinda simple. But
I guess I got company.
And talking' about feeling' small
or simple, is like the bride who
asked the butcher for some mince-
meat. And cut it, she says, from
a nice young and tender mince.
But bein' a simple and inexperi-
enced bride and making' a faux pas
paint so bad, but bein' an old
spavin and votin' for years-and
;till bein' simple-you don't feel
so proud.
Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.
-.
Weather Is Main

Topic Right Now

Old Timers Say Recent Cold Spell
Is Longest and Worst As
Far As They Know

In spite of the cold weather ar-
guments have been waxing hot in
'ort St. Joe over whether or not
older weather has' been dished
ut here by Old Man Winter in
past years.
As far as can be learned, the
owest temperature here was 16
,bove zero, and the majority of
he old-time residents say that as
ar as they can remember, that is
he lowest temperature ever re-
ord'ed here. But a few say that
hey have seen 'it colder, but have
o records to prove their conten-
ion.
Sixteen above may seem rather
old, but when we consider that a
temperature of 66 degrees below
ero was recorded in Yellowstone
rational Park, Wyo., in 1933, we
wouldn't kick at a mere 16 above.
All states in the Union at some
.me or another have experienced
ub-zero weather. Even Florida is
o exception, for a temperature of
wo below zero was recorded, in
his state at one time.
Believe it or not, but Texas has


Health Program

For Gulf County

To Be Developed

Local Unit Will Have Full Co-op-
eration and Assistance of
State Board of Health

A new health program for 1940
based upon the Florida survey
made by the American Public
Health association will be inaugu-
rated by the Gulf county health
unit, according to Selwyn Chalker.
county sanitary officer. This pro-
gram of co-operative planning and
operation will have the aid of the
state board of health.
SA new school health program,
jointly prepared by the state de-
partment of education; state board
of health and child health commit-
tee of the Florida Medical associa-
tion has been formulated. This rep-
resents a new technique in teach-
ing health to school children in
such a way that it is not confined
to the school but is translated into
healthful living at home.
According to Dr. A. B. Mc-
Creary, state health officer, es-
tablishment of additional full-time
local health units will be the main
objective of the state board of
health in 1940. Only 17 of Florida's
67 counties are now served by
full-time units, which is ,recognized
as the most efficient method of
providing adequate health protec-
tion to local communities.
"With the citizens, doctors and
various agencies talking over the
state's common problems with the
state board of health under this
new program, we cannot help but
make even greater progress in
1940 than we have during the year
just ended," Dr. McCrary said.

'LOANS' CAMPAIGN CIGARS
Under Florida law, candidates
for office are forbidden to dis-
pense favors in return for pros-
pective votes, or even t ive out
cigars or other presents.
But one wise Tampa politician,
leaning on the opinion of his at-
torney, said he would carry about
a pocketful of stogies as usual for
his friends, only he would lend
them. And can he help it if the
cigars are not returned?
-----^--S---
The French were the first to
recognize the value of balloons for
war purposes.


corded in Delaware, and Alabama
and Rhode Island have both had
recordings of 18 below zero.
We talk a lot about the weather,


recorded a temperature six de- but there ain't a durned thing we
rees lower than any every re- can do about it.


PACE SIX


TH E ST AR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUjNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1940


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L -
EDITORIAL :: ITEMS ON
REVIEWS THESE PAGES
By Reviewing Panama City Business Firms, ARE P
WM, E. SLOAN '' ADVERTISEMENTS
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


DAFFIN MERCANTILE COMPANY

Wholesale Distributors of Quality Grocery Products
To Gulf and Bay Counties.
Located 551 Harrison Avenue in most modern facilities, this estab-
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 144. lishment is striving earnestly to
Panama City can boast of a give realization to a new and bet-
leading wholesale establishment ter service.
which is helping in no small part Quality is one of the guiding in-
in the commercial and industrial influences of this firm. The mer-
progress* of the community and chants and consumers alike have.
surrounding territory. learned this and rely upon them
The personnel of the Daffin for a superior quality in wholesale


Mercantile Company consists of
men of high standing in the com-
munity. It is under able manage-
ment, and enjoys an ever-increas-
ing patronage throughout this sec-
tion. *.' *
Service is a much over-worked
and misused selling expression,
but it is fundamentally true, that.
the seller must serve. By co-opera-
tion with their customers, by fore-
thought in planning to meet their
needs, in the employment of the


grocery lines.
There are no more public-spirit-
ed citizens in the community than
the management of the Daffin
Mercantile Company, and in mak-
ing this review of this section ot
the state, we wish to compliment
.them, and to direct attention to
.their establishment as one of the
reliable business institutions ot
the community which has added
to the development and progress
of this part of the state.


MATTERS TAVERN CAF

The Most Popular Place to Dine. o, St. Andrew's Bay. Dine
and Dance. Good Food and the Best of Mixed Drinks.


Located 301 Beck Street, in St.
Andrews, Florida. Telephone 9149..
At this cafe one comes in con-
tact with real high class cooking,
the kind that is practiced by the
mothers and daughters of the best
families of the country, and one
mission that this place is perform-
ing is the preserving of this art
in the public life of the period.
There is no more attractive fur-
nished place in this part of the
state than this one, and there is
none that has attained greater
measure of popularity. There it
none in which the service and the
courses are more. pleasingly satis-
factory. Afternoon and evening
parties, or people from this sec-
tion in town on.business, will find
this a pleasing place to complete
the pleasures of the day.
The service of this foremost cafe


is very pleasant and offers all the
grace and hospitality of the Ameri-
can home.
Private parties and special
groups will receive the cheerful
welcome extended to all visitors.
In making this review we are
very glad to compliment the man-
agement upon the position it oc-
cupies in the business and social
life of the city and call to the at-
tention of the people that it is
one place where the desire for
real quality food can be thoroughly
satisfied.
In this review we are pleased to
call the attention of the people of
the county to this modern service
which is winning for them a large
patronage and, adding to the at-
tractiveness of the county as a
place where one can get any kind
of service desired in the cafe line.


DR. PEPPER BOTTLING COMPANY
W. 0. BIRD, M.~ager

Bottlers and Distributors of the Nation's
Favorite Beverages.
Located 328 First Street in Pan- that is possible to reach.
ama City, Fla. Telephone 69. Through the strict application
This is one of the worthwhile en- of this principle, this concern has
terprises of the city, rendering a'built up a large business .in this
most vital service in supplying field and numbers among their
people of this section with bever- customers a majority of the best
ages of the highest quality. Here firms, hotels, cafes and lunch
you will find a modernly equipped stands throughout the surrounding
plant that would do credit to a territory, and in their dealings
city of much larger size. Here the with the public a spirit of fair
latest improved methods are used treatment is so evident that it has
and workmen of long experience well nigh become a hard and fast
produce the output that is meeting rule that once a customer always
.w ..i h, t favor with the a customer.


people of this section.
Only the best materials are used
in their products. Large amounts
of money could be saved by sub-
terfuge or substitutions, but this
bottling works adheres to the best
standard of service and excellence


It is with a feeling of pleasure
that the writer of this series or
reviews gives this firm his warm-
est commendation, feeling assured
that in product and practice they
will not fall short of their present
high standard.


JINKS LUMBER COMPANY

Everything to Build Anything At
Moderate Payable Prices,


Located on Eleventh Street in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 202.
They have built up an enviable
reputation in the business circle
of this section due to their desire
and ability to offer at all times
prices and quality that defy com-
petition in this line.
The life of any structure is in


a very large measure determined
by the kind of material used in
its construction, and to know that
your building will stand the test
of years you can do no better
than consult these lumber men
who have made a deep study of
every phase of the lumber busi-
ness.
At the plant and office of this


HEATH MOTOR & SUPPLY COMPANY
Do,4ge-Plymouth Sales and Service. Firestone Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Bicycles, Auto Parts
and Supplies. General Motor Repairing and Good Used Cars.


Located 526 Harrison Avenue in service. They are pleased to give
Panalna City, Fla. Phone 710. you any and all information about
the cars they offer and they are
If you contemplate buying a men upon whose word you ca.
used car, take it up with the depend.
Heath Motor & Supply Company, The real test for an automobile
where each car sold by them car- comes in the manner in which it
r aes a complete guarantee, for their actually stands up on the road.
service only ends with your satls- Those who have never enjoyed the
faction. satisfaction of driving one of the
This establishment has become new Dodge or Plymouth automo
known far and wide as a leading biles can't fully appreciate the
dealer in Dodge and Plymouth au. wonderful value offered at such
tomobiles. They have many satis- a reasonable price.
fled patrons in all the surrounding The manager enjoys the distinc-
country who have learned real tion of being an authority on the
"motor car: economy" through their value of cars and trucks, and if


you are thinking of selling your
car or trading it in, you should
have their appraisal before mak*
ing a deal.
They offer the new Dodge and
Plymouth cars and guaranteed
used cars for a small down pay.
ment and the remainder can be ar-
rangedi on easy monthly payments.
This gives one time to pay and
make the money out of the car
that is paid for it.
We take pleasure in this Busi-
ness Review in directing your at-
tention to the Heath Motor &
Supply Company of Panama City,
Florida.


DAY COUNTY LAND & ABSTRACT COMPANY
J. E. CHURCHWILL, Manager

Complete Title Insurance and Abstract Service.
Located 220 Harrison- Avenue in: County Land & Abstract Company, plated purchase.
Panama City, Fla, Telephone, 1. This establishment is qualified You cannot afford to run the
One of the most important serv- to take care of these practical mat- risk of your title proving cloudy
ices, of the community is this well ters in a manner well suited t( when this prominent organization
known organization. It is in the their high position. Every detail will look into the matter for you.
hands of people familiar with busl- is given scrutinizing attention and It is mighty poor business to take
ness and they render a sail-factory you may depend upon the result such a risk in this day and agw
service to their many clients. of their investigation. when the cost of an abstract is so
This is a highly ecialized bust- They have gained ,an enviable small.


ness, indispensable to the people
of any community.
They are absolutely reliable and
dependable and will give prompt,
efficient and satisfactory service.
If you contemplate buying protp-
erty, take it up with the Bay


reputation in this territory by rea- It is a pleasure in this Business
son of their efficiency and rella- Review to compliment this worthy
ability in this business, organization upon their success
Those who desire to purchase a and we assure the people that it
home will do well to consult this will be to their interest to consult
qualified and dependable organiza- them when in need. of such serv-
tion upon the title of their contem- ices.


SUNNY STATE OIL COMPANY
GEORGE LOGUE, Manager

Retail and Wholesale Distributors of Quality Petroleum Products and Kelley Tires.
Located on Fourth Street in you about the oils and greases standing in the community and
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 473. best suited to your particular neea prominent in the agricultural and
This company supplies a large whether for auto, truck, tractor, commercial life of the city. They
territory and has come to b .machine shop or factory. Taki have the interest of this section
known in this and! adjoining coup- your lubricating troubles to the 'of the country at heart and in this
ties as one of the foremost oil Sunny State Oil Company andthey Business Review embracing as it
companies, and by reason of their will be solved correctly. does. the mpst outstanding features
satisfactory service are rapidly ex- The equipment of the firm's sta- of the community's, progress, it is
pending and well merit their in, tons represent an enormous ex- due them that we direct attention
creasing patronage. penditure and was made with the to this establishment as one of
The manager is a man of broad one sole idea of giving the public the important features of the er-
experience in lubrication and a service uneicelled, ficiency of the community and one
knows the oil business from A t, Members of the local agency are that renders a service par excel-
Z. You can rely on what he tells among the business men of hign lance in a most essential business.


COMMERCIAL BANK OF PANAMA CITY
The Bank of Personal Service-Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


Located 203 Harrison Avenue in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 31.

This bank is under the direction
of well known financiers who havt
guidied,- this well known bank to
substantial progress, evidenced by
the large business it enjoys and
its enviable reputation for safety
to .depositors.
One of the institutions that
gives stability to the financial and
commercial interests of the coun-
try is this modern banking house.
From the day it first opened its
doors to the people, it has always


company the customer encounters
the most courteous treatment
whether buying a small bit of
lumber or a complete structure,
and this is one factor that has
been responsible for its popularity
in this and adjoining counties.
We shall not attempt-to detail
their stock, but suffice to say
their stock compares favorably
with any in the large metropolitan
centers. This concern is progres-
sive, up-to-date and straightfor-
ward in its dealings and is always
found willing to aid in any for-
ward-looking movement and to
make this a land of more and bet-


boen undeIr t hI moanantn or nf


Thin hsnkr of ncorae. cnnondus a


conservative yet progressive men general banking business. Its serc-
of broad and liberal views in the ice andi advice is sought by the
matter of caring for their patrons- largest corporations as well as- by
needs yet men who have carefully the humblest individual, and in
guarded the best interests of the every instance the same courteous
depositors by demanding the full- treatment is extended, the same
est security and adhering to the careful attention given to prob-
cardinal laws of finance. This in- lems presented.
variable policy has gained for this In making this review of the on-
well known bank the greatest con- ward progress of the community
fidence of the people of all the we compliment the Commercial
surrounding territory, and' among Bank of Panama City, its officers
its customers you will find a ma- and directors and direct attention
jority of the community's most of all our readers to this strong
prominent men and firms. Financial institution.


ter homes and buildings generally. built a rink, with artificial ice, of
We wish in this review to point course, and' will present some of


to this concern as one of the vital
elements of our superior moder-.
life, and to point with pride to
their establishment as one of the
important features of the business
organization of the community and
refer them to all our readers whe:.
in need of anything in the lum-
ber line.

ICE SKATING AT STATE FAIR

There will be ice skating in
Tampa during the Florida State
Fair which got underway Tuesday.
The Royal American Shows have


the nation's best skaters in daily
programs.

BIG SAILFISH
Upholding the tradition set in
recent years that nearly all the
largest sailfish which have won
Stuart's grand awards have been
caught by feminine anglers, Mrs.
W. H. Haipt of Cloudersport, Pa.,
got a big lead on other contenders
when she entered an 8-foot 5-inch
sailfish in the official contest.
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Be a go-getter and they won't
get your goat.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2,-1940


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


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G H T'HIL tT P-OR S E G F N, T4. F RJ


WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE
R. C. HALLMAN, Owner

Auto Parts, Accessories, Radios, Tires, Tools and Heaters.


Located 474 Harrison Avenue in ority of their stock, this well
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 166. known firm has continued its suc,-
S cessful career because the main-
From the beginning they re-
Fagement and assistants are among
alized that a satisfied customer is the most experienced supply parts
the best influence for more busi- men in this part of the state.
ness, and determined to build a By auto supplies we mean
reputation that would be the envy especially repair parts such as
of the auto parts business. That bearings for any make or model
they succeeded is evidenced by of automobile, gaskets, pistons,
the large amount of patronage rings, fan belts, and other similar


they enjoy and the territory their
activities, cover.
Superior to the vast majority of
automobile supply parts establish-
ments and surpassed by none,
either in general work or super!-


this section of the state they de-
termined to keep everything that
is in the line. Anyone who has
purchased from them or even been
in their store will have to ac-
knowledge that they, have succeed
ed. We, venture there are few
stores in the -much larger cities
that have a more complete stock.
We are more than glad to com-
pliment the Western Auto Associ-


auto accessories. Their stock is ate Store upon the position occn-
one of the largest in the state. pied in the industrial world of
This establishment is one o. this section of the country, and to
the firms that is not satisfied with assure the public that here they
a stock of few parts. When they will always get courteous treat-
set out to sell to the people of ment and high grade goods.


NELSON CHEVROLET COMPANY
Buick-Chevrolet Sales and Service. General Motor Car Repairing and Used
Cars With An OK That Counts.
Located 621 Harrison Avenue In'are geniuses in doing and saying public improvements and sectional


Panama City, Florida. Telephone the accommodating things to their
89 for Road Service. customers.
customers.


The fact that they are always
at the public's beck and call makes
their service a vital element in
every auto owner's life. It matters
not what your road troubles may
be, a ring will bring immediate
service and service that is always
pleasing and never surpassed.
In their repair department they
have in charge at all times able
and efficient mechanics who are
not only mechanically trained but


In the parts department they
carry only lines of proven quality
along with many staple acces-


expansion. These progressive, yet
reliable policies, all. go to prove
that they render service to every
owner of an auto and service un-
excelled by any concern of like
nature.


series. All this superior service Is In this comprehensive review
rendered at most reasonable embracing, as it does, the corn-
prices. We feel justified to say munity's most important and out.
that their service is absolutely in standing institutions, we can do
line with sound business methods. no less than refer our readers, to
We wish to state that they have this, garage for everything for the
been consistent boosters for the auto and to take this means or
home community and interested in wishing them many more success-
every improvement that points tof ul seasons.


CLIFTON MERCANTILE COMPANY
Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Groceries, Meats, Texaco Gasoline and Motor Oils.
Agents for Big Diamond Feed Supplies for Livestock and Poultry.


Located in Springfield, Florida. That much-discussed wordi"Serv-
Telephone 9141. ice" finds its true expression in

The Clifton Mercantile Company the friendly atmosphere that en-
bears a famous name which is velopes every customer of this


both popular and familiar with the
people as a place where they can
immediately feel at home while
in the city shopping. Its friendly
atmosphere, which predominates
at all times, has placed this store
in an individual class, and it can
well be termed shopping headquar-
ters for the surrounding territory.
This popular institution w a
founded years ago and has grown
with hardly a pause in its rapid
development.


Exclusive


every statement.
Each department of the store is
superintended by those well trained
in the needs of the department
and the merchandise that it


popular store because "service" is handles, so that all the goods
interpreted in so many ways that handled will be of the latest style,
it may well be said to be the sign design and materials, and of the
manual for their entire organiza- highest quality the market affords.
tion. It has maintained an air of The store is located convenient-
calm, friendly dignity which can ly for the people of, the surround-
only be associated with institu- ing territory, and on a visit to the
tions of standing and sure posi- store you will find everything no
tion. Every customer knows that less than made to order for the
the management has before it the enterprise. This and the superior
record of the institution's growth, service has earned for them the
and treasures the "confidence" the title of "shopping headquarters"
people have come to place in its for this part of the state.


STEWART'S MEAT MARKET & GROCERY
J. C. STEWART, Manager
Retail Dealers In Quality Groceries and Meats-Distributors of Purina Chow
For Livestock and Poultry.


.Located 801 Harrison Avenue in nothing new that passes over their


Panama City, Fla. Telephone 277.
Since the rapid transportation of
the day has widened the scope of
the activities in the high class
stores, .this well known store has
enjoyed a large trade; people from
all over the surrounding territory
drive here to secure the very fin-
est of food' and meat products of
the day.
They have made an extensive
study of the modern conditions in
the provision trade and keep right
abreast of the times. There is


heads and the people of this part
of the state are fortunate in hav-
ing a firm of such ability to serve
them. They have made a study of
conditions here and are in touch
with the leading sources of sup-
plies. Being large buyers' they are
given concessions both as to price
and the quality of their products.
They have the finest of modern
equipment, the fixtures and store
furnishings being such that aid in
the expeditious handling of all the
stock, and making it a convenient


place to buy.
The grocery department of the
store is a feature of the home life
of this part of the state, as gro-
ceries and meats can be secured


here hat are in the very best con-
dition.
In this review it Is a pleasure to
recommend this store to all our
readers and compliment the man-
agement upon the conduct of an in-
stitution that is most modern ana
aids in lowering the high cost of
living and in the production of
dinners that are highly appetizing.


to rebuild, replace or repair an
automobile, no matter what the


trouble may be, in a most satisfac-


tory manner.
It can readily be seen that The
Lloyd Motor Company is very im-
portant and adds materially to the
advantages of every owner of an
automobile. The fact that visitors
andi local patrons can get real serv-
ice at this up-to-date institution in-
stills in the mind of the automo-
bile owner confidence in the fact
that all his troubles can be taken
care of in a "most workmanlike"
manner.

In the World War 1,390,00O
American soldiers saw active serv-


Located in Panama City, Fla.


Telephone 9178 for Road Service.
They operate a complete repair
service to auto owners and the fact
that they render this up-to-date
and reliable service makes their
establishment The Repair Shop of
Good Service in this section of the
state.
One of the centers of activity
that is visited by autoists of this
section of the country is the very
niopulnr shop, which by reason of
its accommodating policy has wide
popularity.


This, shop is conveniently located
and commodious enough to look af-
ter the local patrons and the
traveling public in the way of serv-
ice.
When the Lloyd Motor Company
started in business they deter-
mined to furnish service to every
automobile owner, and there is no
question but that they have sum.
needed.
In the repair department they
have in charge able and efficient
workmen, and being backed' by


vast facilities, which enable them ice at the front.


RITZ THEATRE
BUD DAVIS, Manager

Your Favorite Amusement Center.


Located on Harrison Avenue in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 364.


dren of the surrounding territory
know this theatre as their moving


Th theatre has taken its place picture home. A quiet air of re-
This theatre has taken its place finement pervades the audience
finement pervades, the audience
in the social and educational world n t nt thela
of this part of the state and has p atronage fro all classes of e
become an institution in the life patronae from al clases of p-
beom e uan instittion in the life ple. This modern policy of the man-
of the young, .middle-aged and old
agement has brought autoists and
This popular theatre is appoint- people from the surrounding towns
ed most excellently, the ventilation and cities to recognize this thea-
and cooling arrangements are the ter as their favorite amusement
best that can be secured, and all center.
sanitary precautions are taken for If ou have not formed the habit
"-e If you have not rormed the habit
the health of the people. of attendance at this- particular
The management personally sees playhouse, we recommend that


tnat the people or this territory
are given the latest productions
from the studios of the East, but
also from California and. European
studios, thus furnishing to the
people the very latest and most
select of high class photoplays.
These plays are clean and the
themes are selected with great
care that the ladies and their chil-


you do so when in Panama City.
The writer of this article has been
.privileged to witness many attrac-
tions here, prior to their showing
in the larger metropolitan centers
of the state. We recommend the
management very heartily for their
well-balanced' program of amuse-
ment.


POWELL & COMPANY

Headquarters for Men and Boys' Wear In
Style, Quality and Price.


Located 234 Harrison Avenue in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 19.
This clothing company has at-
tained a reputation that extends
for many miles as being a modern
style headquarters for men, old
and young. It offers the public
complete and comprehensive serv-
ice, both in the ultra-fashionable
and the conservative styles in all
of its clothing, andi is headquar-
ters for people from every walk
of life.
This well known firm has made
'an extensive study of the styles
and clothing of the day and has
selected lines to handle that come
from some of the best tailoring es-
tablishments in the country and
are of high quality, good tailoring
and have that spirit about them
that gives the wearer that cast of
a gentleman.
Just now it has an extensive line,
of the latest of the popular shades
in the materials that are so fash-


ionable .for the season's wear.
The sales force has made an ex-
tensive study of the correct attire
of a man or a young man of the
period and of the types of people,
and if you will drop in at this fasn-
ionable place and have a little
chat with them, they will show
you clothes, styles and color
schemes that will render your at-
tire that of distinction. They thor-
oughly understand the art of fit-
ting and all their garments hang
easy and loose, yet appear to be
fitted, which assures the wearer
of comfort and style.
We are indeed fortunate to have
in our vicinity a store with the
character of this one and desire
to congratulate the management
as men who are adding much to
the life of the period, as they are
giving excellent service with their
sales and thus merit the success
and large patronage which have
crowned their well-directed efforts.


BALDWIN GROCERY COMPANY

Wholesale Distributors of Quality Grocery Products.

Located 32 Fourth Street, in policy along this line has met with
Panama City, Florida. Phone 241. the approval of the public and has
i been heartily endorsed by the peo-
The Baldwin Grocery Company pie. Many business men have
is one of the foremost wholesale found their policy very interesting,
grocery houses in this section of as through this policy they have
the state, offering the retail trade built up their large and growing
the highest grade of pure foods business.
business.
and groceries. I
Sgroeries I The management, being thor-
No review of the business, agri- roughly conversant with every fea-
cultural and industrial interests of ture of the wholesale grocery busi-
this section of the state would be ness, has been able to meet the
complete without prominent men- demands of the trade in a most
tion of this company, which adds courteous, pleasant and efficient
in no little measure to the prog- manner. The retail trade has come
ress and prosperity of this section to know that their orders will re-
and is undoubtedly one of the most ceive prompt attention and be de-
progressive and popular concerns livered on time.
in this vicinity. In making this Business Review,
It is important that we have the writer wishes to compliment
conscientious firms like this well them upon the position they have
known establishment, which has attained in the business world or
greatly aided in reducing the cost this section and to heartily refer
of living for the people. Their them to the trade.


to help him catch the culprit. The
three of them got together and
ambushed the automobile pilferer.
Now candidate Duke joins with


Many humorous situations arise anauespeare in saying, "AilS well
during political campaigns, but A. that ends well."
0. Duke of River Junction, candi-
date for sheriff in Gadsden coun- N. Y. MAYOR GROWS CITRUS
ty, didn't think it was at all funny Mayor LaGuardia of New York
when an escaped negro convict city should send word to the Yo-
stole his automobile from his kum family that if they don't find
front yard one night, last week any oranges to pick in Massychew-
while he was eating supper. sits, they can come on to New
He raced after the car but was York and help him pick oranges
unable to capture it. He then from the tree growing in his of-
called Deputy Sheriffs Otho W. i fice. This tree is a gift from Man-
Edwards and M. P. Luten-both ager Earl Brown of the Florida
rival candidates-and asked them exhibit at the New York Fair.


LLOYD MOTOR COMPANY

Pontiac-Packard Sales and Service. Standard Gasoline,
Motor Oils, Atlas Tires and General Motor Car Repairing.


CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF
CALLS ON RIVAL CANDI-
DATES TO RECOVER CAR


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


Article In 'Life'

On Miami Cruise

Via Waterway

Pictorial Story Tells of Trip from
Winter Overcoats to Sum-
mer Bathing Suits

Topping this season's excellent
publicity Florida has received in
numerous national magazines is
the pictorial story in the January
15 issue of "Life" of a cruise from
New York city to Miami via the
$75,000,000 inland waterway built
by U. S. army engineers.
Nine pages of pictures tell the
story of this wonderful trip from
winter overcoats to summer bath-
ing suits. The log of the 1,350-mile
cruise is unmarked. y a single un-
toward event; 3,100 gallons of
gasoline were consumed-the num-
ber of hot dogs s ,not mentioned.
The cruise started on the morn-
ing of December 11 when the 53-
foot cruiser "Do-Ho" set sail in a
cold fog and snow in New York
harbor bound for the sunshine of
Miami. Forty-one pictures and two
weeks later it tied up in Miami
with all on hoard dressed up in
bathing suits.


"Amazing Mr. Williams" Is

World's Greatest Sleuth


William Boyd as Hopalong Cae-
'sidy in "Range War," playing at
the Port theater tomorrow.

SNOW AT TAMPA
A new sport was added to the
campus activities of the Univer.
sity of Tampa last week when stu-
dents engaged in a snowball battle.
The snow was shipped by air mail
from Atlanta to a student, who
provided the ammunition for the
battle.


A Political Advertising



Policy'








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the information and guidance of candidate, their friends,
supporters and other representatives' in their dealings
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display -advertising. Advertising published as read-
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cents per line, light face, or 10 cents per line black
face, and will be marked "advertisement" as required
by the postal laws and regulations.

All political advertising or printing must be paid for
in advance, as we are still holding the bag on two
candidates during the last election. There will be
no exceptions to this rule.

The Star reserves the right to determine the activi-
ties of individual candidates which shall be regarded
as news insofar as this paper is concerned, and to
handle that news as the publisher so desires.

Political advertisements must meet the same require-
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and responsibility. Where subject matter is of a
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THE STAR
"Your Home Town Newspaper"

S Progressively Serving the People of Port St. Joe
and Gulf County


Melvyn Douglas Plays Title Role
Opposite Joan Blondell In
Picture Wednesday

To Sherlock Holmes, Arsene
Lupin, Philo Vance and other fa-
mous- fictional sleuths add the
name of Kenny Williams. Only, in
adding his name, place it at the
top of the list!
In the course of "The Amazing
Mr. Williams," which plays Wed-
nesday only at the Port theater,
this gay super-sleuth makes his
celebrated contemporaries look
like so many dumb, struggling
flatfeet.
"The Amazing Mr. Williams" is
a sparkling comedy with Joan
Blondiell and Melvyn Douglas in
the co-starring roles. Douglas is
the amazing Kenny, and Joan the
fiancee he leaves waiting at the
altar while he solves crime after
crime with astonishing ease.
In doing this, Douglas combines-
the best methods of the great man-
hunters he so effortlessly tops. He
shows the deductive .genius of
Holmes, Vance's urbane man-of-
the-worldliness, Lupin's flair for
pouncing on the essential clue, the
flourish of Poirot in pointing out
the guilty. He lacks only the lazi-
ness which prompts Nero Wolfe
to take up the trail without leav-
ing his armchair.
The star sleuth's fellow officers
in the picture are Clarence Kolb,
of Kolb and Dill fame, and Donald
MacBride and Don Beddoe who
are excellent foils for comedy.

CAR.OF ROY WILLIAMS
WRECKED AND BURNED

Th'e automobile of Roy Williams,
manager of the Port theater, was
completely demolished by fire af-
ter turning over on the highway
near Blountstown Sunday night
about 11 o'.clock.
The Williams car was forced off
the road by another car passing
himr. With Mr. Williams were Miss
Ora Gandy, his cousin, and Don
Tryon. Miss Ganay and Mr. Tryoix
were not hurt seriously, but Mr.
Williams' condition has not yet
been determined.
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COSTIN TO ORGANIZE
FOR DEMOCRACY DAY

State Superintendent of Schools
Colin English announced Wednes-
day the appointment of Chauncey
L. Costin, Gulf county superinten-
dent of schools, to represent the
Florida Congress on Democracy in
the organization of this county for
observance of American Democracy
Day on Washington's birthday,
February 22.
-Superintendent Costin has been
asked by the Florida congress to
call together a central committee
of representatives from all civic
groups in the county.

FOR COMPTROLLER


Frank Brown of Jacksonville,
who is in the race for state
comptroller. He was a visitor in
Port St. Joe last week.


Located- 468 Harrison Avenue in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 208.
This popular Drug Store has be-
come a favorite trading center for
out-of-town people while in the
city shopping or marketing and
the magnificent service rendered
on all occasions points to an ever-
increasing patronage.
The management is in the hands
of competent business' men who
have the onward progress of this
section at heart and always first
in any' movement that points to
public improvement and sectional
expansion.
It's drug service is unexcelled in
these parts and their store is, so
artistically arranged that the dis-
play of their merchandise is both
attractive and helpful to the shop-
per.
It is their custom to offer spe-
cial inducements to out-of-town
shoppers in-.the way of exception-
ally well known brands of repute,
tion.
This astute buying knowledge


enables them to offer the public a
profusion of merchandise in their
line that would do credit to an.
of the larger metropolitan centers
of the state, and for this reason
their store has become a mecca
for the people of this and adjoin-
ing counties.
In the proprietary line, it carries
all the leading and well known
brands and enjoys a large patron-
age in this department. In keeping
with its' progressive, yet reliable
policy, it also carries a complete
line of soaps, combs, perfumes
and cosmetics and everything one
would expect to find in an up-to-
the-minute drug store.
Nationally known brands of can-
dies and cigars of quality are car-
ried in great variety, and this de-
partment of the store makes it ona
of the social centers of the sur-
rounding territory.
We are pleased In this, review to
direct your special attention to
this store and also the satisfactory
service rendered to all of the local
and visiting people.


VAN KLEECK COMPANY
A. N. SMITH, Manager
Quality Hardware, Guns, Fishing Tackle, Tires, Sash, Doors,
Lime, Brick, Pipe, Plumbing and Electrical Supplies.


Located 133 Harrison Avenue in
Panama City, Fla. Telephone 54.
For all kinds of Builders' Hard
ware, Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
and. complete line of Chinaware,
Glassware and Cooking Utensils
and prompt delivery and service.
Their stodk is made up of the
very best-lines of hardware. It is
'-e of the principles upon which
the business has been built that
a piece of hardware sold by them
must be the kind with which the
customer will be thoroughly
pleased.
Keeping,this in mind they have
filled their shelves to overflowing
with shelf hardw-are and supplies
for the home and farm of all
kinds.
They carry a stock of hardware
so complete that you can order th'
most with the best there is to be
had in the hardware line. Any-


commodious room in which they
do business you will find an al-
most endless supply of the goods
you are going to want whenever
you want hardware. The system
with which their stock is arranged
enables them to give the quickest
and most efficient service in fill-
ing the every need of their ansy
patrons.
The store is in the hands of monr
who not only know the hardware
business, from A. to Z, but also
know the needs of their patrons
and endeavor to supply those
needs. They are men you will like.
The proprietors are men who have
made their way in the business
world by hard work, square deal-
ings and careful attention to the
needs of those with whom they
deal. They have proven loyal to all
things which promote the best in-
terests of the country, and their
past reputation is your guarantee


where you may turn in the large, for the future.


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PAGE NINE


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, -1940







fAi TE TH STAR,, rCPOnURTT S, I'tU


At the Churches

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector
Services at St. James Episcopal


1.rolraa was opened by singing church every Sunday evening at


-~ori: ng In G. A.'s" after which
the v.ce-president, Wanda Ma
L.,encer, gave the devotional, fo
lowed with prayer by Mrs. J.
Baggett.
-i s nort business session wa
held and. the stewardship chairman
tjok, charge of the program, which
was as follows: Song, "Jesu
Wants Me for a Tither"; scriptur
-_a.... -i 3:10, was read by Jacki
F-1ingim; a short.talk on "Stev
ards.-p," by Mrs. E. C. Cason
-i'The Gift of Prayer," by Hazi
Casaa; "The Gift of Bible Study,
by Betty Blackburn; "The Gift o
Stewardship," by Jackie Fillingim
-"The Gift .of the Great Comnmli
sion,' 'by Margaret Mincey; tal
by Mrs. Baggett on "Plans for th
1ieek of Prayer"; song, "I'll Liv
for Jesus," after which the Mispa
-was repeated in unison, dismissing;
the meeting for a social hour a
which time the hostess served ho
fairnks with sandwiches.

MRS. MAHON ENTERTAINS
FOR HER HUSBAND
1Mrs. Charles Mahon was hostess
last Friday night with a three
course dinner honoring her hus
band and son, Peter, who cele
brated their birthdays.
Upon arrival of ,te guests din
ner was served to. Mr. andi Mrs
Roland Mahon and daughter Judy
Mr. and Mrs. Lovett Mahon ani
daughter Barbara Ann, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Mahon and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. James Mahon, Rich
ar-d, August, Verner and Jack Ma
hon, Mr, and Mrs. George Patton
and Guy Little, all of Apalachicola
This was a gala occasion for Mr
Mahon despite the fact that other
o: his children and grandchildren
could not be with him on his 59th
birthday.
SA *
Mrs. M. B. Smith returned, to
her home here. last Friday follow-
ing a four weeks' visit in Head-
land, Ala. While there she was
the guest of her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Mr. and. Mrs. J. T.
Graves. Mrs. Graves and Mr. and
Mrs. Tiny Jones. and son Trayis
accompanied her home, returning
to Headland Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Basil E. Kenney
spent the week-end in Montgomery,
Ala. They were accompanied home
by Mrs. Thomas E. Kenney of
Franklin, Ky.

Mack Toffellette of Jacksonville
arrived this week to make his
home here. He will hold a position
as teller in the Florida Bank.

W. 0. Hill and R. L. Raley
Atlanta are visiting in the city
this week.

Miss Juanita Parker of Wewa-
hitchka was the guest Saturday of
her grandmother, Mrs. Sally Mont-
gomery.

Rev. Frank Dearing of Panama
'City' visited friends, here Monday.

Mrs. W. S. Smith left Sunday
for Mu!berry, to visit with friends.
Mr. Smith and Mr. andi Mrs. B. !.
Graves !eft yesterday for Tampa
to visit the Florida State Fair and
-will accompany Mrs. Smith home
Sunday.

B. A. Cogdill is a business visi-
tor in Lakeland this week.

J. W. Chapman of Tallahassee
was the guest Monday of Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davis.


ch 7:45 o'clock.
ae Church school every Sunday at
Dl- 10 o'clock.
3. Holy Communion services on the
third Sunday at 9:30 a. m.
as
an FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
;h Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
Ls 9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
S 11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
e 7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
3:00 p, m.--Preaching service.
W-
S W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.;
L; Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.i
el m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
" 7:30 p. m.

f ASSEMBLY OF GOD
.. Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
Full-time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School,
e 11:00 a. m.--Preaching Service.
t 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistrc service.'
h Prayermeeting every Wednesday
sg. "- eight.
t METHODIST CHURCH
At 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.

a PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00.a. m.-Preaching services
:00 p. m.. second and fourth
Sundays-Evening services.
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SMRS. GORE ENTERTAINS
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
d Mrs. George Gore entertained
I the Thursday Bridge club this
week at her home on Long avenue.
Phe living room where tables were
Placed for play was decorated with
Spotted' plants for the occasion. At
4 the conclusion of play, scores were
Stalled and prizes awarded. De-
licious refreshments *iere served
Sby the hostess to members and
Guests present.

MRS. D. C. SMITH
> ENTERTAINS FRIENDS
Mrs. D. C. Smith entertained a
number of friends last week at
her home at Niles. Cards and
Chinese: checkers were enjoyed at-
ter which the hostess served a de-
licious lunch to those present.

Louie Wherl of Pensacola was a
business visitor in the city Friday.

Mrs. A..G. Montgomery and Mrs.
Philip Lovett visited Monday in .
Panama City.

Rev. Daniels of the First Pres-
byterian church of Tampa spent G
the week-end in this city. He will r
occupy the pulpit of the local
Presbyterian church until April.

Mr. and Mrs. D. G. MoPherson
spent the week-end in Quincy.
They accompanied their son, Hugh,
who underwent an operation Sat-
urday for a leg infection in a
Quincy hospital. Reports are that
Hugh is doing nicely.
Ti


Lodge Notices o

Order of Eastern Star .
Meets on second and fourth
Tuesday of each month in the.
Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visi- d:
tors who are members are cdr' w
dially invited to be present.


GIRLS AUXILIARY MEETS
WITH MISS FILLINGIM
'.e intermediate Girls Auxiliary
of the Baptist church met Tuesday
aterr..io3 at the home or Jackie
ii.i :.gim on Sixth street. A comr
tined stewardship and business


American Legion Roselle Stone, student at the
Gulf County Post 116 meets the University of Florida, Gainesville,
first and third Mondays of each arrived Sunday to spend several
month at the Legion Hut. days here with his parents, Mr.
Masonic Lodge and Mrs. T. H. Stone.
St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second -
and fourth Friday nights at 8:30;: Nine new independent states
o'clock in Masonic hall.: were created by the Treaty of
-------- Versailles.


AT PORT WEDNESDDY Liquid coal has been used to
run a 1939 stock model automo-
bile in recent tests.


Society Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor
I


BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
FIFTH MONDAY MEET
The Woman's Missionary society
of the Baptist church held its reg-
ular fifth Monday stewardship
program at the church Monday al-
ternoon with Mrs. A. L. Ezell, pro-
gram chairman, in charge of the
meeting.
The song, "Have Thine Own
Way," opened the program, fol-
lowed with the devotional by Rev.
J. W. Sisemore, his subject beine
"The Thre'e C'q of Stewardship."
Mrs. Ezell gave an interesting talk
on "The Plans for 1940," after
which Mrs. A .E. McCaskey spoke
on "The Every Member Canvass,"
urging all women of tne church to
become enlisted in the stewardship
and mission work. Mrs. E. C. Ca-
son, young peoples' leader, -spok-.
on "Developing the Young People
for Stewardship Work." The set-
sion was dismissed by repeating
the Mispah.
A social hour followed, with thtb
.Martha circle in charge. A con-
test was enjoyed with Mrs. Caso;.
being the prize winner. Refresh-
ments of chicken salad, sand-
wiches, coffee andi hot chocolate
were served to the 26 members
present.. :

METHODIST CIRCLE NO. 1
ENTERTAINS CIRCLES 2 AND 3
Circle No. 1 of the Methodist
Missionary society entertained the
members of Circles 2 and 3 with
a social Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. A. M. Jones. Games
and contests, with a short pro-
gram, were enjoyed, after which
delectable refreshments were serv-
ed to members present.

PRESBYTERIAN AUXILIARY
MEETS WITH MRS. KENNEY
The Presbyterian Auxiliary met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney with Mrs. T.
R. L. Carter in charge of the pro- s
gram for the meeting. Purpose of a
the meeting was prayer service for v
self-denial for foreign missions.
Following the regular meeting af
social hour was enjoyed.
Vt t

Ben Dickens,. Jr., student at the
University of Florida, Gainesville,
spent the week-end here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dickens.
ti

Miss Soledad Hidalgo of New
a
Orleans is the guest of her uncle
nd aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dai- b
ey.

Miss Kathleen Saunders expects
o spend the week-end in Dothan,
Jla., visiting friends.

Mrs. A. M. Jones and son,
arey, of Columbus, Ga., will at
ive today to spend several days
i the city, guests of Mr. and' Mrs. li
0. Baggett. fa
at
$r Q .d a
Hiram .Sansbury of Mobile was Ir
week-end visitor in the city. Si
S*r m
Guy Little of Apalachicola was w
visitor here Monday. fo
r & w hi
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mahon ana so
Ir. and Mrs. James Mahon of Apa- at
.chicola were guests last Friday ha
SMr. and Mrs. Charles Mahon.
an
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Larkin were fii
eek-end visitors in Bristol. za
is
Mrs. Hoke Larkin returned Sun- po
Ly to Bristol after spending the
eek-end in this city. M
r fo


'Another Thin

Man' Co]


William Powell and Myrna Loy
Co-Star In Hilarity-Thriller at
Port Sunday and Monday

Shifting with a deft pace from
baby parties to bizarre crime, from
marital mirth to murder thrills,
and .from palatial Long Island es-
tates to the dives of New York,
"Another Thin Man,' latest of the
'Thin Man" series, comes Sunday
and Monday to the Port theater.
It teams William Powell and
Myrna Loy again as the shrewd
Detective Nick Charles and his
charming but somewhat daffy
wife, Nora. Their gay banter gets
Iway to a new high in this offer-
ng due to the introduction of a
Thin Man, Jr. The' laughs, center-
ng around Nickie, Jr., as played
by eight-months-old William Poul-
sen, reach a hilarious climax with
Sbaby party given in his honor b)y
underworld pals of Mr. Charles.
The story, brings the Charles
family to New York for a vacation.
No sooner have they arrived than
he financial adviser of Nora is
lain and Nick is called in to in-
'estigate. In the typically shrewd
fashion of the "Thin Man" sleuth,
Nick solves the murder, even
hough he has to take time off
ow and then to rescue Nora from
tough New York dive, attend the
aby party and upsetplans for his
wn murder.

RECOVERY LIKELY
FOR LOCAL RESIDENT'

Ve:fare League Provides Funds
For Immediate Operation

A local man probably owes his
fe to the quick'action of the Wel-
are League in making funds avail-
ble for an immediate operation.
Sa critical condition at 1 o'clock
sunday morning, the unfortunate
an was rushed to a hospital
here a major operation was per-
irmed. Small hope was held for
.s life at the time, but he has
far miraculously held his own
id the' attending physician now
as hope for his recovery.
Only through those who have,
id are, so generously giving 'heir
nancial support to the haspitali-
.tion fund of the Welfare League
this humanitarian work made
issible,
Recent contributors are Mr. ane
rs. Cecil Costin, $1 per month
r one year; Mr. and Mrs. Walter
arrico. Jacksonville, .$2; anon>
lus, $2; Mrs. A. D. Washington,
allahassee, $5; Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
ardi McGowa;. 50 cents per
month for one year.
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4-.
Many of the Indian trails fol-
wed ways taken by game In


search or new feeding grounds.


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