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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 9, 1940
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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).
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- Tc. Star--Florida's fastest cgrow- I
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
tie betterment and uptuilding of
the City of Port St 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 9, 1940, NUMBER 17


Winter Weather

Costs This State

Many Millions


Severest Weather In History o
Weather Bureau Recorded;
Road Damage Costly

Gulf county this week joined the
balance of Florida in heaving a
sigh of relief over the departure
of the cold ,Wave which ost Flor
idians millions of dollars loss as
well as untold suffering in many
localities.
The month of January, 1940, wil:
go down in the books, as the cold-
est month ever, experienced in this
state. However, citizens of Gulf
county did not suffer as heavy
losses as other sections of the
state as the greater part of their
income is derived from timber and
cattle. Truck gardens were dam-
aged, but this is of minor import-
ance.
Port St. Joe endured a 10-day
siege of frozen water pipes and
other discomforts. Plumbers were
kept busy making repairs, while
wood and 'coal dealers did a land-
office business. Heating bills hit
an all-time record, while many
homes never reached a comfort-
able temperature due to the type
of construction which permitted
the cold to penetrate.
Down-staters were harder hit due
'*to the"fact -that -they were all the
more unprepared for such a se-
vere and long-enduring cold wave.
Truck crop losses have been esti-
mated at $25,000,000 and damage
to the citrus crop is placed in the
millions. The state citrus commis-
sion levied a seven-day embargo
on marketing of citrus fruits in or-
der to protect the market.
State road department engineers
report that about' 400 miles of
limerock base roads will reQnure
resurfacing and that considerable
patching will be necessary on
many more miles at an estimated.
cost of over $1,000,000. About half
the damage occurred in West Flor.
ida, and other sections consider-
ably affected were Marion and
Columbia counties.


Local Scout Troop

Receives Charter

Impressive Program Presented At
Ceremony Held In Centen-
nial Auditorium


Scouting in Port St. Joe gained
new energy and impetus when th
installation and court of honor wa
held for Scout Troop 47 Tuesda
evening at the Centennial aud
torium at which time the following
impressive program was presented
Address of welcome to the pub
lic by B. B. Conklin, president o
the Lions club, sponsors of th
troop. Scout Oath and Law b:
the troop. Flag presentation b3
Byron Eells, Jr., with Wilbur Dai
cey receiving. "Pledge of Allegi
ance to the Flag" by the troop.
Introduction of O. F. Gregory o
Pensacola, scout executive for the
lulf Coast Council, by Mr. Conh
lif. Presentation of charter by
'Ir. Gregoiy to Mr. Conklin, an'
installation of Troop 47. Accept
.anc of charter by Mr. Conklin
who presented it to M. P. Tomlini
,on, chairman of the troop comr
mittee, who in turn presented it to
Scoutmaster S. L. McCall. Award
ing of tenderfoot badges, which
were presented by Scoutmaster
McCall and pinned on by parents
of the scouts.
Other speakers introduced by
Mr. Conklin were Mayor J. L.
Sharit, Rev. Frank Dearing oi
:Panama City, J. J. Darcey, Miss
Claudia Houstoun, T. M. Schneider
and B. W. Eells.
The Court of Honor was opened
nd 'explained by Roy Williams.
The court was then called by Mi,.
Gregory, with S. L. McCall acting
as clerk, and the following boys
were presented. with their Second
Class badges.: Jimmie Taylpr, Wil-
bur Darcey, Edward Eells, Otha
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Carter Announces

For County Judge

Present Incumbent Asks Voters to
Return Him to Office for
Full Term


Today Last Day for Judge Thomas R. L. Carter, in-
cumbent, in this issue of The Star
City RegistrationS announces his candidacy for elec-
tion to the office of county judge
of Gulf county, an office to which
All Those Expecting to Vote In he was appointed by Governor
the Election February 20 Fred P. Cone on June 6, 1939, to
Must Be Registered fill out the unexpired term of Al-
ton Dendy, who resigned.
At the time of his appointment
Mr. and Mrs. Voter of Port St. Judge Carter was in the employ
Joe, if you're a newcomer to the .of.the St. Joseph Land & Develop-
city and haven't registered for the ment company and the Apalachi-
city election February 20, or if you cola Northern railroad, in this city.
are an old resident and haven't He served five years as an FBI
re-registered in accordance with an agent and has worked as special
ordinance recently passed by the agent for railroads and express
city commissioners, then you'd companies at various.times which
better hike down to the city hall he feels gives him familiarity with
right now, 'for the registration the proper procedure in conducting
books close this afternoon at 5 the affairs of county judge.
o'clock, and if your John Hancock "This office belongs to the peo-
isn't on the book then you won't ple more than any other county
be able to cast your ballot, in the office," stated Judge Carter, "and
city coilini-il-ne"r .iectioin. if the people see fit to return me
Every eligible voter in the city to office for a full four-year term,
should be registered and cast his I pledge myself to the same im-
or her ballot in this and other::city partial, economical and honest ad,


elections, as all should nave
voice in saying who shall conduct
the city's affairs.
If you haven't done so, go down
to the city hall right now and have
City Clerk Mark Tomlinson sign
you up so that you can vote for
one of the four handsome and in
telligent men who are in the race
for city commissioner.


ministration I nave Deen giving
them during the eight months


TOSSES HAT IN RING James A. Connell

Taken By Death

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Senator D. Stuart Gillis of De-
Funiak Springs who has tossed
his hat into the race for con-
gressman from the Third dis-
trict to succeed Millpird Cald-
well, who will not seqk re-elec-
tion to congress.


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PROCLAMATION

S Whereas, the Boy Scouts of*
America, incorporated February
S8, 1910, and chartered by con-
gress June 15, 1916, i4 celebrat-
ing its anniversary February 8
to 14, during Boy Scout Week;
and,
Whereas, during the-past three,
decades the nearly nine million
former and present members
have rendered notable service in
times of distress from floods,
hurricanes, tornados and other
disasters, and have demonstrated
the effectiveness of organized
boy service; and,
Whereas, the Scouts have also
contributed to a deeper appreci-
ation by the American people of
the higher conception of good
.citizenship,
Now, therefore, I, J. L. Sharit,
mayor of the city of Port SK Joe,
do hereby urge our citizens to
participate in the observance of
Boy Scout Week, and give their
support in strengthening the
work of the Scouts, particularly
through the Gulf Coast Council,
which administers the Scout pro-
gram in this community.
Further, I earnestly recom-
mend that our civic' organiza-
tions, churches and Schools co-
operate in carrying out a pro-
gram for a definite recognition
of the effective service rendered
by the Boy Scouts, in order that
the work of the Scout program
may be extended to a larger pro-
portion of the boyhood of our
community; and since the Boy
,Scout movement offers unusual
opportunity for volunteer service,
needing men to serve in various
capacities as leaders of boys, I
hope that all who can, will,
through the organizations with
which they are connected, enlist
for such personal service, thus
increasing the effectiveness o;
the program and contributing to
the welfare of community, state
and nation.
In Witness Whereof, I havo
hereunto set my hand and af-
fixed the seal of the city of Port
St. Joe this 7th day of February,
A. D. 1940. i


(SEAL)


J. L. SHARIT,
Mayor.


Funeral Services Held Saturday
With Interment In Jehu Ceme-
tery at Wewahitchka

James A. "Uncle Jimmy" Connell
passed away last Friday morning
in rihe early hours at his home oz
Tuird street. Several weeks ago
Lue had. been stricken with paraly-
ils and had been confined to his
bi.d since that time.
Mr Connell, who was 82 at the
tinim of his death, was born in
Unii-n Springs, Ala., and came to
We-'.: aihtchka in 1875 at the. age of
1. where he followed agricultural
plrsuits. ,In 1911 he was married
to Miss Florazelle Rowell and the
..cuplE lived in Wewahitchka until
1922 when they, with their two
.daughters, came to Port St. Joe
where Mr. Connell operated a
store for several years before sell-
ing it and entering the employ of
the Apalachicola Northern Rail-.
road company, working for thai
company until the, time of his re-
tirement several years ago.
Mr. Connell, a charter membe.,
of the Port St. Joe First Baptist
:church, was a devout Christian,
being a deacon in the church and
taking an active part in its affairs.
,He was loved by all who knew him
and his passing will leave a void,
in the hearts of his friends and
members of. his family.
He is suiviveri .by b.s widow,
two daughters,' Miss Ruth Moore


Flames Destroy

Lawson Building

Saturday Night

New Fire Truck Is Credited With
Keeping Blaze from Spreading
To Adjoining Structures

Value to the city of the recently,
purchased fire truck was demon-
strated Saturday night when ex-
plosion of an oil heater started a
blaze in the second story of the
Lawson building at the corner of
Reid avenue and Third street, re-
sulting in demolition of the two-
story frame building with a loss
placed at $2000, which was partly
covered by insurance.
An attempt was made by sev-
eral roomers in the building to ex-
tinguish the flames before the fire
department arrived, but to no
avail. The fire spread rapidly
over the dry wood and, by the time
the fire truck arrived the interior
of the second story was all ablaze.
As the flames burst through the
shingle roof and threatened au-
joining buildings, a call was sent
to both Panama City and Apalachl-
cola for assistance. Panama sent a
truck to this city, but by the time
it arrived the fire had been ex-
tinguished by three local volunteer
fire department which handled the'
new equipment in a creditablI
manner and undoubtedly prevented:
the flames spreading to 3thd
buildings. :


Connell and Mrs. Hazel Ferrell, Mrs. A. D. Lawson said that all


and a large number of nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10
o'clock Saturday morning in the
Baptist church with the Rev. J.
W. Sisemore and Rev. Dempsey W.
Hodges officiating. Interment was
(Continued on Page 6)


Lewis Announces

For Re election

Pledges Self to Work for Measures
Making County and State Bet-
ter Place In Which to Live

E. Clay Lewis, Jr., who served
as Gulf county's representative in
the Florida legislature during the
1927, 1929, 1931 and 1939 sessions
and who served as speaker of the
house during the '31 session, today
announces his candidacy for re-
nominat'on as representative from
Gulf county.
Lewis made the following state-
ment: "Should the people honor
me by returning me as their rep-
resentative, my .vote shall at alh
times be cast for' r against such
measures as will make my county
and state a --,tit-r place in whici
to live. Florida an'd. Gulf county
are on the threshold of a!igreat fti-
ture and such legislation as passed
nust help to develop their growth
.n every field. Not only is it the
uty o.f the legislature to provide
aid for our industrial, business,
agricultural and other fields of ex-


WELFARE LEAGUE PLAYS TO pension, but it must care ade-
BE PRESENTED FRIDAY EVE quately for the needy, the ages,
The three one-act plays which the blind and the sick, and secure


have been under rehearsal by local
talent for two weeks past to be
presented by the Welfare League


for the purpose of raising money


nave already servedd"
nave aray for local relief work, will be given
LEWIS TO WASHINGTON next Friday night, February 16, in
SLEWIS TO WASHING N the high school auditorium.
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Ical attorney, Tickets will be on sale shortly,
left yesterday for Washington, D. and everyone is :urged to buy on
* C., on business in connection with in order thatthe Worthy work or
Sthe Gulf county canal connecting this organization .may be con-
'link to this city. tinued.


and safeguard proper working con-
itid in our state and county


of eight roomers occupying the
second floor lost their personal be-
longings and that none of the fur.
nishings had been saved.
The lower story of the building
was occupied by the Cooper and
Hinote barbershop and the St. Joe
Restaurant, which was operated by
Mrs. Lawson, and both establish-
ments suffered some damage from
smoke and, water.
It is understood that the frame
building will be replaced shortly
with a modern brick structure and
this will add materially to the
modern business section building
up on Reid avenue.


Roberts Again In

Grocery Business

Opens Store Today In Building
Adjoining Zim's On Reid
Avenue

The many friends of R. O. "Pete"
Roberts, who formerly operated a
grocery store in this city, will be
glad to know that he has returned
to the business life of the city with
the opening today of Roberts'
Grocery in the store building ad-
joining Zim's men's store on Reid
avenue.
Mr. Roberts, who knows from
past experience the needs of the.
residents of Port St. Jou, is stock-
ing a complete line of staple and
fancy groceries and fresh vege-
tables, and hopes by Monday to
have his meat department open,
fixtures for which are on the way
now from Atlanta.
Drop around to see "Pete" and
extend him the glad hand of wel-


"I consider it a fraud, cowardly come.
(Continued on Page 6)
_______PORT NEWS
LAND COMPANY MOVES S.S. Delfina of the Bull Line
The St. Joseph Land & Develop- sailed Friday with a cargo of pa-
ment company this week moved per for Port Newark.
their offices into the second story A barge load of pipe arrived
of the new bank building at the Saturday for the pipeline being
corner of Long avenue and Fifth constructed by the Gulf Oji cor-
street portion to Atlanta.


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County Gets $6000

Race Track Funds

Second Payment Received Tues-
day Brings Total This
Year to $8000

County Clerk J. R. Hunter this
week received Gulf county's sec-
ond cut from the state's race track
revenue, the check amounting to
$6000. This brings the total to
date to $8000, the January allot-
ment being $2000. Additional pay-
ments will be received in March
and April, and the final account-
ing in May.
Last year each county re-
ceived $26,000 in two payments,
but the 1939 legislature provides
for monthly distribution of the
funds to prevent big balances
which might be impounded by an-
other attack on the method of dis-
tribution.
Each county in the state getb
an equal share of the take from
the tax on pari-mutuel wagering
and admission at the horse and
dog race tracks and a jai alai
fronton at Miami.

Mrs. Oros Miller has returned to
her home in Blountstown after
spending the week-end here as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dendy
and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller.

Save money by reading the ads.


CLASSIFIED ADS

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE--95x45 foot lots in
Gaulding's Subdivision at bar-
gain prices! Cash or terms. See
Mrs. Mattie Gaulding, Highland
View. 2-23%.
ROOMS POR RENT
IF YOU have a room for rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
Try it today. tf
Legal Advertisihg
No. 15719
Federal Deposit Insurance Cor-
poration, Washington, D. C., here-
by certifies that FLORIDA BANK
AT PORT ST. JOE, located in Port
St. Joe, in the State of Florida, is
an insured bank under the perma-
nent plan for the insurance of de-
posits by the Federal Deposit In-
surance Corporation, with maxi-
mum insurance of $5,000.00 for each
depositor, as provided by Act of
Congress.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, wit-
ness my signature and Seal of the
Corporation this 1st day of Febru-
ary, 1940.
LEE N. CROWLEY,
(SEAL) Chairman of the Board
of Directors.
Attest: E. F. DOWNEY,
2-9 3-29 Secretary.


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


STUDENT COUNCIL IN FIRST
MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR

The regular 'meeting of the stu-
dent council of Port St. Joe high
school was held Thursday of last
week in the band room during
the fourth period. This was the
first meeting of the new year due
to the fact we have been having
so much cold weather.
Two members, Al Schneider,
president of the senior class, and
Luther Fuller of the seventh grade,
were welcomed. We welcomed
Lunette Hammock as a new mem-
ber from the junior class.
The main question taken up was
the few days we lost during the
cold spell. We are not sure whether
we are going to have to make
these days up, but if we were, we
wanted to know how we could do
it. The main argument was whe


other we should make them up at
the end, of school or have one
extra period, each day until we
made up the time that way.
The first plan wouldn't be con-
venient to the seniors, as theo-
have ordered their graduation in-
vitations, and also it is so hot In
June. So it was finally decided to
follow the latter course and have
the extra period until the time in
made up. However, the matter wa-
not put to a vote, as some of tha
representatives said they would
have to take it up with theh.
classes.
With no further business coming
up, the meeting was adjourned un-
til the next regular -meeting, two


weeks from that time.

SENIOR HISTORY
Name: Margie Kirkland.
Born: Pascagoula, Miss.,
27, 1923.
Hobby: Musi~
Weakness: Black wavy
black eyes.
Favorite Color: Lilac.
Ambition: Stenographer.


April


hair,


Name: David B. Maddox.
Born: Apalachhicola, September
12, 1921.
Hobby: Playing ball.
Weakness: Miss McClellan.
Favorite Color: Blue.
Ambition: To be a pilot.


FINAL RESULTS IN THE
'WHO'S WHO' CONTEST

Final results in the junior's
"Who's Who" contest are as fol-
lows:
Prettiest girl, Elsie Nicholas.
Most handsome boy, Max Mac-
dox.
Best all 'round girl, Opal Ch-.
vers.
Best all 'round boy, John Lane.
Cutest girl, Maryann Lewis.
Cutest boy, Wilber Darcey.
Best athletes; John Lane and
Jewel Lewis.
Most popular, Maryann Lewis
and Joe Lilienfeld.
Best students, Carolyn Baggett
and Paul Johnson.
Best dressed, Marjorie Kirkland
and Al Schneider.
Most talented pupil, Betty Jo
Lane.
Most thoughtful pupil, Willie Lee
Beard.
Sweetest girl, Edna McCloud.
SSweetest boy, David Maddox.
Best dancers, Dorothy Trawick
and Joe Lilienfeld.
Most polite, Murnice Taunton.
Betty Darcey, Jimmie Weatherly.
Most clownish, Marry Ann Lewis
and Cornelius VanHorn.
Most conceited, Marigene Smith
and Ed Hufft.


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SHARKS ROMP OVER CHAPMAN =
The St. Joe High Shark cagerse
romped over the Chapman high of
Apalachicola to the tune of 38 to
12. Getting off to a fast start, the
local ag-regation led at the end
of the first quarter, 12 to 5. St. T .Il
Joa's defense was so strong that
Chapman was able to ring but four .,
from the court while the rest were
made on free throws. Although
'way behind towards the end of
th'e game, Chapman never quit A6
fighting. Randolph was high point .
man fori the visitors, while Lane
led the local team.

SHARKS LOSE TO PAPERMILL -
In the 'city league this week the -
local high school cage team lost
an overtime game to the Paper-
makers 30 to 16. With the score Y'
tied at 16-all, the Papermakers i
took a commanding lead in the ex-
tra quarter and were never headed. 1'

TRIUMPH OVER KINARD I urge every eligible elector in Port St. Joe
In a fast game the St. Joe High t'-o iiter a the Ci Ha today if you
Sharks triumphed over the Kinard have no, already done so, for today is the
basketball team by a 28 to 18 last day on which to register, the books
score. Leading 10 to 4 at the halt, closing at 5 o'clock this afternoon. .
the Sharks held a commandin Im not urging you to register because I
lead throughout the tilt. Stouta-
mire and Forehand were high point hik you will vote for me, but merely be-
men for St. Joe and Shoupe was cUasc., I ,'lieve every citizen of the city
high for Kinard. shcuid take part in the selection of our city
officials. ... If you don't register and
CHAPEL PROGRAM vote, don't go around bellyaching during
A short chapel program was held the next twelve months about how affairs
Friday morning in the auditorium.
y mr in te of the city are being conducted-you have
Mr. Farmer played several songs
on the piano, our school song, the opportunity to choose your city corn-
"Cheer for the Purple and Gold," missioners through the ballot.
"Anchors Aweigh" and others.
The juniors announced winners
in the "Who's Who" contest, and
the. seniors announced a coming
event, "Bow Day," which is set for
today.

DID YOU KNOW-
There are really some dignified y m m lS I
JUNIORS in our school? Two that E City Commissioner I
we know of-G. L. and G. S.
NI AM CONTROLLED BY NO INTERESTS AND I
SENIORS WIN IN CONTEST
HAVE NO AX TO GRIND. MY ONLY DUTY
We are proud to announce that
nine seniors were winnersin the LIES TO THE PEOPLE OF PORT ST. JOE
"Who's Who" contest coi-ducted (Political Advertisement)
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1940







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IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT
-OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PROBATME.-;
GUARDIAN'S NOTICE TO SELL
REAL ESTATE
Notice -is hereby given to..all
whom it may concern that Cliffora
J. Varnadore, as Guardian of Clar-
ice Viola Varnadore and Cary
Lawson Whitfield, minors, will on
the 10th day of February A. D.,
1940, apply to the Honorable Thos.
R. L. Carter,'lCounty Jidge Iinland
for said county,rat 10 o0'olock A..M.
or. as .soon thereafter as the mat-
,ter may be heard, for authority to
sell at private sale- the- following
describedd real estate in said coun-
ty, to-wit:
A. right-of-way over the land
.hereinafter described, and the
right to construct, maintain and:
operate thereon- pipe lines -for
;the conveyance or transportation
of petroleum and petroleum prod-
ucts and benzol, or any other'
material or subs-tance which can
be conveyed through a pipe .line,:
or any one or more- of said sub-
stances; said right-of-way being,
through and upon that certain'
tract of land situated in Gulf.
County, State of Florida, de-:
scribed as follows:
East half of Northeast quarter
(E% of NE4) *Section 3, Town-;
ship 4 South, Range 10 West.
West half of Northwest quar-'
ter (WY of NW:) Section 2,
Township 4 South, Range 10
West.
which application will be based
upon petition for such sale now
on file in said Court.
Dated this 15th day of January
A. D., 1940D.
CLIFFORD J. VARNADORE,
1-19 2-9 Guardian.


Russel Kay Would Publicize Bad Maisie's Back In


GILLIS GETS IN RACE
FOR CALDWELL'S SEAT
:Senator D. Stuart Gillis of De-
Funiak -Springs last week an-
nounced that he would be a candi-
date for congressman from the
Third congressional district to
succeed Millard Caldwell, who will
not seek re-election.
-Gillis has served for .eight years
as senator from Walton county
and was elected -president of the
state senate in 1937. He has been
a member of either the .house or
the senate in all except three ses-
sions during the last 120 years,
has served as mayor of his home
town, judge of the criminal court
of record and assistant .attorney-
general of the state, and for 30
years has practiced law in this
state.
LEGAL ADVERTISING
NOTICE.
This is to notify that at the close
of the registration books in the
various county precincts on March
4, 1940, they will be reopened for
registration and re-registration in
the officee of the- Supervisor of
Registration at the Court House
in 'Wewahitohka, Florida, begin-
:ning on the 4th. day of March until
the 20th day of April.-This -for- the
attention of all who wish to vote
-in the May- Primaires.- ...
C. G. RuSH,
Supervisor of Registration.
2-9 2-23
NOTICE OF REGULAR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION
'Not-ice is -hereby given that 'the
regular municipal election Ior the
-election, of ,one City 'Commissioner
for the full term of three years
for the City of Port Saint Joe will
be held in the City Hall in the
City of Port .Saint Joe on Tuesday,
February 20th, 1940.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock;
,A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. M.'
Eastern Standard Time.
Signed,
M. P. TOMLINSON,
2-1'6 City Auditor and Clerk.:


advertisements that I'm inclined to


believe it would leave a favorable,
impression on the reader and re-
act to Florida's gobd.
While I told them of the many
interesting and delightful attrac-
tions of Miami, Jacksonville, Pen-
sacola, Tampa, St. Petersburg and
,other points, I think I'd point out
that all of these charming cities
were infested with loan sharks,
and salary buyers whom the good
-people of Florida permitted to
prey on the helpless, the weak and
the ignorant, making small loans
and .charging as high as 300 per
cent interest. Of course I'd explain
that the racketeers operating such
institutions maintained a powerful
lobby in Tallahassee- and so far no'
Florida:legislature has ever been
strong enough- to oppose it.
. I .am inclined -to ,believe that a
single, page advertisement in the
Saturday Evening Post along that,
line would cause such an -uproar
within our state -that the next
legislature would put .a stop to the
evil if it didn't do anything else
the entire session. And when they
did, I'd publicize that fact with
even-greater vigor.
While I told- the outsider of our
marvelous citrus groves and urged
them to eat more Florida fruit, I
think I'd manage to sandwich in
an ad or two explaining to the
housewife that not all Florida fruit
was fit to eat. I'd urge her to be
mighty cautious about buying or-
anges and grapefruit, especially
Florida's, early in the season, for
chances are she would find it juice-
less andi half ripe. I'd explain that
t i f h beautifun+ill. ncolored hnrbut


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLOR still worthless, as far as eating
-IDA. IN CHANCERY, quality was concerned, and 1
WALTER CLIFFORD, Plaintiff, would urge her 'to be good enough
vs. KATHARINE C. CLIFFORD, to return it to me with the wrap-
Defendant. per in which it came so that I
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO: Katharine C. Clifford, 1303 could publicize the shipper thru
North Seventh Street, Tacoma, the press of the state so that the.
Washington. people of Florida might know just
It is hereby ordered that you are who was to blame.
required to appear on the 5th day
of February, A. D. 1940, before the When it came to my attention
above entitled, Court to the Bill of that any Florida -community was
Complaint filed against you in the so short .sighted that during the
above entitled cause, and "The tourist season it made a practice
Star" is hereby designated as the
newspaper in which this Order of gouging the tourists and, winter
shall be published once a week for visitors by advancing rents and
four consecutive weeks, hotel rates beyond all reason, I
Witness my hand and the seal think I'd advise the public of the
of said Court, this 25th day of
January, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in fact and .call to their attention
the State and County aforesaid, other Florida communities where
J. R. HUNTER, they could find a welcome and not
(Court Clerk Circuit Court be mistreated.
Seal) Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., 1-26 I realize that in so doing I prob.
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 2-23 ably would be the most thoroughly


Points of State As Well As Good

By RUSSELL KAY disliked, person in the entire state.
Secretary Florida Press Assn. Before I got well started on such
a screwy campaign I would prob-
Several gubernatorial candidates ably be boiled in Oil, tarred and
advocate a constructive, intelligent feathered, and run out of the state
advertising program for Florida. on a rail. But nevertheless, such a
They contend that we should make state advertising program based
a greater effort to tell folks in on honesty, sincerity and fair play'
other *sections of the charms and would live in history to the ever-
advantages of our state, lasting credit and, glory of Florida.
That's fine, but just what are It would keep no one away, but
they going to advertise? Sunshine, on the contrary would so startle
bathing beaches, .mocking birds, and impress the reader that folks
and all the other famed attrac- would flock here in greater num-
tions- Swell, I'm for it. But I would bers, for the world likes a guy
go further than that-I wouldn't who puts his cards on the table,
content myself with telling just who shoots square and plays the
ONE SIDE of the story. game.
Every now and then I'd inject an Florida is a great state. Her pea-
advertisement for all the world to ple are hospitable and kind. Shs,
read that would do more for Flor- is fundamentally square and hon-
ida than all the other ads com- est; all the bad that might be
bined. I'd take liberal space in said about her could never offset
northern papers and magazines to that which is good. -But still she
point out a -few things about this has a few skeletons in her closets
state that we.now leave unsaid but and they will probably remain
which would be better TOLD. there for our guests to stumble
I'd point out to.prospective tour- on until we ourselves find courage
ists that along -with he pleasures to drag them out and destroy
this state 'had to Offer, their jour- them.
-ney over our highways would be ___
dangerous because we hold the he Great Vitor Herbert
woods cow sacred and that while he Great V or Hebert
enjoying our zephyrs they must Is Now Playing at the Port
likewise dodge our 'heifers.
A few ads like that would go .Victor Herbert, the Irish-Amerl-
long way toward bringing our can composer who wrote love
home folks to realize how back, songs the world has never stopped
ward! we are in this respect. At singing, comes to the screen as
the same time it would be so con- the central figure in '"The GreatI
trary to the usual appeal found in Victor Herbert," which plays for


ithe last times today at the Port Broadway in the opening days of
theater, the 20th century are played by At-
Not so much a story of the great lan Jones and Mary Martin. The
composer's life as a 'drama of his title role is played by Walter Con-
influence on a stage-struck young nolly, who is acknowledge by ex-
-couple, the picture tells the roman- perts 'to be nearly an exact double
tic story of an actor and actress for Herbert. The drama is set off
who find fame as the stars of Her~ by the singing of some of the best-
bert's operettas and the inspira- loved of all Victor Herbert songs.


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Modern Africa, with an Ameri-
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pass in the night, comes to the
screen in "Congo Maisie," featur-
ing Ann Sothern and John Carroll
and playing at the Port theater
next Wednesday only.
The story tells of a fiery AmerI-
can showgirl who is stranded on
the west coast .of Africa. There
she meets a sardonic doctor who
regards her as nothing more than
an intruder. But when the girl
proves her integrity and courage,
the man is forced to admit her
-merits. When he -is called upon to
perform an operation, she alone is
capable of being his assistant.
Again, when the natives go wile,
she 'holds -them back with card
tricks and a bit of dancing.
"Congo Maisie" will thrill with
its drama. Ann Sothern and John
Carroll will bring colorful ro-
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1940


TjljE'STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF 'COUNTY, FLORIDA


PAGE THREE


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'PAGE FOU~ THE STAR,, PORT ST. JOE, GULF


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

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

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


'AN 1896 BUGABOO
Exhibit A-to-Z, inclusive, in support of the
theorem that there is "nothing new under the
sun" is the following excerpt from the ed-
itorial page of the Tampa. Weekly Times of
May 14, 1896:
''A third term for Mr. Cleveland is being
talked 'of a god deal' since it became evident
that McKinley.would surely be the Republi-
can nominee. The president refuses to say
that .he will not be a candidate, and there
are toadies and flatterers about him who are
none too good to try to make him believe he
could'be elected and save the country again.
In the meantime, the president's silence is
crucifying Carlisle in Kentucky. He cannot
rally his friends because of the fear that they
are being gathered only to be delivered over
to the support of a third term."'
Substitute a few modern names and the


U. S. TURNS.ECONOMIC HEAT ON JAPAN whole thing is modernized, except that the
It has lpng bee i forecast that the Land of '"toadies 'and flatterers" are now variously
.the Rising Sun was heading for more trouble. designated ?*-*'!? !.-Tampa Times.
And..serious typuble came -home to roost on.
January 26 when, at :the instance of; the THE NOT-SO.HARMLESS MATCH
United: States government, the American- Take a match from your pocket and ex-
Japariese '6 dmiercial 'tieaty 'ias concluded. ainine it. It looks harmless, and it is, where
As rt uired .y the ,termis of the treaty, we''properly employed. But identical counterparts
gave Nippon notice of ,this six months ago, of that match you are; holding 'in, your. hand
and in the interim Japanese statesmen almost have caused the:d'struction of billions:o.f dol-
.desperately sought' toc'patch matters up.. But. ,arsworth of pf~oprty, and tens of thousands
Washingtoni was 'adamant. of -human lives. They .iave ,eprived' niln of
'The .diffcufty' o'f 'Jpan's position is plain, jobs, and families of income. They have ruined
The Japanese are, a proud and 'aggressive whole communities.' .-
people, and they have been tatlght by their So it is with all'fiie hazards--gasoline,
leaders that they are to achieve a great des- heating plants, mechanical devices of one kind
tiny. No people is more imperialist-minded. or another, .and so on. l1ot onie of then,,
And to build an empire requires vast quanti-. handled with knowledge and respect, is dan-,
ties of a long list of commodities, to 'say noth-' gerous. But all of them, mishandled, can bring
irig of manpower. Japan has the manpower- disaster and death.
her birth rate is the highest in the civilized
'world. But she is poor in resources. Even to GULF COUNTY CROP DID" NOT FREEZE
feed her people by low Asiatic standards is While citrus and, vegetable growers of the;
an exceedingly difficult problem. state had plenty of worries over their crops.
It is to this country that Japan has looked freezing during the recent cold spell, Port St.i
for the bulk of those essential commodities Joe and Gulf county passed through the freeze'
she cannot produce herself--raw cotton, scrap with no apprehension of what would happen
metal, machinery, oil, wood pulp, pig iron and' to our "crops," We knew that pine trees andc
so on. And, on top of that, this country has cattle wouldn't' be damaged by. the freezing
been the principal .purchaser of Japan's ex- weather. However,' we sympathize with the
ports,, of which 'raw silk'is by far the most ,fruit and vegetable' growers and know: that
important, followed by eo'tton cloth, tea, fin- eventually their losses will reflect back td
ished :silk, porcelain 'and 'crab meat. About a ouI section of the state. ;
third of Japan's imports, come from this coun i
try, 'and almost a third.'of her exports ,a:' THANKS, JOHN
bought by us. Says John C. Lochner'irf the Florida News,
Denunciatfioqinof the treaty does! .not mean paper News: i"W. S. Smith; publisher of the
that Japanese-American trade will necessarily Port St. Joe Star,, has announced as a candid
be changed to any extent. It does mean that; date for the city commission. Smith is well
without notice, this government can levy ex- known in Florida newspaper circles and dur-
cessive taxes or tariffs against Japanese ing his three years at Port St. Joe has built
goods, can embargo part of our Japan-bound up almighty goodd cwekly." ."
exports, and can do anything- else it considers
wise. or necessary. Thus,'the United States, 'in. Boy Scouts and scout leaders this week will
effect, holds ,an 'ecopiomic pistol 'pointed re-dedicate themselves to the 'service, motive
straight at.Nippon's heart. -which has characterized tfe 'B'6oy Scut' move
The probability is that this government will ment for three decades, for'' Fbrtli-rp8 to 14
turn the economic heat on Japan slowly. The is Boy Scout W 'ek. Scouting offers adven-4
first stepl is likely to be an embargo on ma- ture, fun and achievement thropgl the ,dempi
trials of: war, including oil, scrap iron and cratic life of fhe scout, troop and patrol as es
machinery. That would cost us money, of sential ingredient 'ii its :c'hatahcter-inflhencinm
course, but it would not be anywhere near program for ite l.'-: of O'r naitioh, aind -we,
as serious to us as to.the Japs. Japan takes would like to see, every. b .. scout Age, ii
only about 7 per cent of our exports, and we Port St. Joe 'enrolled! in the local.Boy Scout
get about 6. per ceht.bf our imports 'from her. organization whieh Tuesday night received its
The new Japanese premier, Admiral Yonai, charter. '
is considered a moderate who is more or less :
favorable to the United States. But history in- Says Don .McLeqd in the ApalachIcola
dicates that premiers' who displease the im-- Times: "After this .winter, an accomplished
perialist army group don't last long. It's a and conscienceless liar is needed in;every towin
good bet that our relations with Japan will in Florida to answer all inquiries of strangers
get materially worse before they get better. concerning our climate. Herbert Brown, East
Point poultry and egg man, has ordered from
Friends of Secretary of State Bob Gray are Admiral Byrd some South Pole penguins to
out working for him since his announcement .ross with his white leghorns so their feath-
that he would seek re-election. Bob probably rs won't freeze off."
-won't have any opposition, as he has handled
his job ,'.ell and has a host of friends through- ,Candidates for county and state offices are
out the state. reminded that March 22 is the final day they
S'an qualify. 'Better not put it off until the
'No matter howi much money you think you last minute, as lots of things could happen
will need at the start-more is usually re- to prevent qualification, such as 'breaking a
quired before you :finish.---Florida Times- leg or getting a divorce.
Union:.This applies particularly to those who ..


are seeking public .office.


Trade with your home-town merchants.


The low Down

Willis Swamp
':~ ~ ( _a






.Editor The: Star:
'If the truti about what this!
country needs, were, dragged, out
into the open and we could viewi
it from -all sides' 'it would not be|
anything vpry : complicated. Itj
would ibe quite. simple. Our coun-
try needs a rest ...
We, need \a ,rst, from, argument
and debate-and these here self4
'anointed .shepherds. We have i de-
veloped sit down-and-listen-itis.
.We ben, ,gin' through an' era
where all the simple, things of' lirf
and our successes of the past are
diedted 'and questioned. You don't
tiune in.,yu.r, radio or read mnuc
except, where\ somebody ,is tventurf
'ing anh opinion :on', that: is, wrong
'nd ruaranteeln' to ix It-if they
are elected, u" oi p.t' f Itit, all
we keep on getting more thread
bare. ...
Sui listening to grand argument
and so9Dth,'n', sweet .words. is like
it is; with ice .'cream and ,fruitcakq
and' pie-you, get fed up-and youd
arie l~ungry: tor some cornbread
.nd eowbelly with the buttons on.
. I;,guess we'll ,b.e:all.Iight pretty
soon-1-but' we've had: quite a ses-

;' Yours with. tle ,lpw, dpwn,
JO'SERRA;

U: ,NCLE BEA'' SAYS

""Kir yo'l ei-miagin"';a igy so ig-
iinerint ,he an t een: '.uitinerstan'
'a newspaper? Wal, ol man Slap-
happy: Halliday' is ijes'., that. He
read in the' paper that the law in
A.abajrmy ]Iroiiibates pbrtsmeih
[rom huntin' within 100 yards of a
highway.. He sez that this is to
keep autos from bein' hit by bil-:
:lets. .Any dang fool knows that
thldre's 30 times.more people kilt
in this .country every year from
autos than from hunters' guns, so I.
tells Grandpappy Slaphappy that,
this law ain't fer to keep hunters"
bullets from hitting' cars, but to
keep the dang gas buggies from
hitting' the hunters!"
$ -------
EVEN THE FISH FORSAKE HIM
The catfish cry, and' the sturgeon
say,
"Yonder is a fisherman coming' dis
way,
And he'll try to ketch you on his
line,
And he'll tell de folks youi wuz six
foot nine,"
De catfish say, "Let's swim uy
higher--
We don't want to 'sociate with no
such liar."


Calidwell Str^ng

Man' of Florida

Columnist Says Effectiveness bf
StateS 'Congressioial Delega-
tion Will Drop 40%

"The Washington- Treadmill," la
syndicated newspaper column writ-
ten by Frank A. Kennedy and pub-
lished- in daily papers .throughout
j:the' nation,. paid high tribute tu
'Congressman Millard Caldwell re-
cently..Quoting, in part, Kennedy
said:
"In writing Congressman Cald-
well's political obituary, it isn't un-
.kind 'to is colleagues' to state that
)the Fiorida delegation'sL effective-
iness will drop 40 per cent with his
retiregif~nt ifn Cdong's&s.. 'All his
'conferees .w!ill; admit It chieerfully.
i "Early in his career here, whidh
;began Ma4h:4, 4.1983' it became ap-
parent that'house leaders beheld
in Caldwell the qualities whihe
Make ifDrli!Jeadership-i.thn stuff
wbieb dries men. upward to floor
li-ader and speaker' o' the house.
SObviou'sly?,t h e IRainey-Bankhead
leadership of that era. began ,to
groom him.
"At the beginning of his second
term, he was named to the houses
appropriations committee, a signal
honor: for a' fledgling hailing front
any state safely Democratic. More
recently he assumed the chairman-
ship of the subcommittee on Dis-
trict of Columbia appropriations, a
post which has become known as
'Boss of Washington." A year ago
he was drafted to give the house
patronage rolls a badly needed
house-cleaning-ai' job which he
performed to the grudging satis-
faction of the :most patronage-
hungry congressmen.
"His: colleagues jocularly called
himU 'the smoothest .horse-thief on
the south side of the capitol'-a
term aptly describing his propen-
,sity for swiping loosely-nailed gov-
ernment projects for his own dis-
trict :
"Perhaps his most signal, service
to the nation was: his report on
the country's' tin resources a
large volume which has become' a
textbook on the subject, and which
laid the groundwork for the pres-
ent war material act. It is designee
to ac'cufiulate stocks of essential
war materials not produced in con-
tinental United States."

IF OLD ROVER'S GONE-

To clean a greasy, carbon-caked
frying 'pan 'turn it' upside down
over the cdals of the campfire un-
til the grease burns out and it
stops smoking, then dip it into
cold water.


i. 1 ii L
ii-~


THE STAR, PORT ST., JOE, GQF


.PAGE FOUR







FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1940


U


Certification For

WPA Work Relief

Resumed In Gulf


Applications Will Be Received In
This City and Wewahitchka
Twice Monthly

Resumption of certification for
WPA work relief began Monday in
Gulf county according to an an-
nouncement yesterday by Miss
Sada Bostick, director of state
welfare district 2, with headquar-
ters at Quincy, who was in Port
St. Joe.
Miss Bostick stated that due to
the limited number of social work-
ers available, applications for
those desiring WPA employment
will be received only on alternate
Thursday in Wewahitchka and al-
ternate Fridays in Port St. Joe, be-
ginning next Thursday and Friday,
February 15 and 16. The offices,
which will be located in the wel-
fare offices in both cities, will be
open from 9 a. m. until 12 noon
Only persons who have not pre-
viously been certified' for work re-
lief will be certified at this time
by the state welfare board, the
WPA having arranged through its
own social work staff to recertify
those who have been dropped from
the rolls.
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Adams Seeks

Senate Seat

Blountstown Attorney Qualifies for
Nomination From This
District


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


I


Society Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor


BAPTIST MISSIONARY
CIRCLES MEET
The circles of the Baptist Mis-
sionary society held their regular
monthly business meeting at the
church Monday afternoon with
Mrs. A. E. McCaskey, president, in
the chair.
Song, "How Firm a Foundation,"
opened the meeting and was fol-
lowed by the devotional, 148th
Psalm, read by Mrs. McCaskey,
and prayer by Mrs. Fred: Maddox.
Minutes of the last meeting were
read and approved, the roll called
and reports heard from all com-
mittees and chairmen. The mission
study chairman planned a study
for Tuesday, February 20, on th
home mission book, "Give Ye
Them to Eat." The personal serv-
ice chairman reported cases which
were immediately taken care of by
the society. Twenty-five members
were present. The meeting was
dismissed by Mrs. McCaskey.
Next Mondays meeting will be
Bible study at the church.

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS'
AUXILIARY MEETS
Marjorie and Dorothy Costin
were joint hostesses to, the Intei-
mediate Girls' Auxiliary of the
Baptist Missionary society Thurs-
day afternoon of last week in the
home of their parents. The meeting
was opened by singing the G. A.
hymn, followed by the devotional
led by Mrs. A. E. McCaskey, and
song, "Let Others See Jesus In
You."


The following interesting parts
J. Frank Adams, attorney of were given by members: "I Believe
Blountstown, Tuesday qualified as This Thing Will Make Me a Chris-
a candidate for the Democratic tian Yet," by Carolyn Baggett; "I
nomination as state senator from Read It and I'Am a Christian
the Twenty-fifth district, composer Now," by Virginia Pridgeon; "How
of Gulf, Bay, Calhoun and, Wash- Large Is Your Neighborhood?" by
ington counties. Gwendolyn Spencer; "Betty and
Adams has served as representa- the Hospital Bible," by Flora Mac
tive in the house from Calhoun Cason; "Witnessing In Our Large-
county for the past two terms Neighborhood," by Jimmie Palmer,
during which he served as chair- "Our Neighbors In the United
man of judiciary A committee and States," by Ann Treadwell.
as vice-chairman of the livestock Mrs. McCaskey dismissed the
committee. He also served on a meeting, after which the hostesses
number of other important com- served refreshments to thirteen
mittees, members.
There is a "gentlemen's agree-.
ment" among the four counties by Rev. and Mrs. Dempsey Hodges
which each is allowed to name the of Dothan, Ala., spent the week-
senator for the district in rotation, end in this city.





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ST. JOSEPH ALTAR SOCIETY
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR
The St. Joseph Altar society met
Monday at the home of Mrs. W. L.
Bragg for its regular business
meeting and elected the following
officers for the coming year: Mrs.
H. C. Whitaker, president; Mrs. ,.
J. Navarre, vice-president; Mrs.
Murphy Brown, recording secret
tary; Mrs. Norman Alimore, treac-
urer; Mrs. C. Gauthreaux, hib
torian; Mrs. J. J.' Darcey, pub-
licity.
. Delightful refreshments were
served after the meeting and a so-
cial hour enjoyed discussing the
needs of the parish.

PRE-LENTEN SERVICE AT
EPISCOPAL CHURCH


A pre-Lenten service
Tuesday afternoon at
James Episcopal church


was held
the St.
by me-i-


Sbers of tht Auxiliary, with Ret.
Frank Dearing of Panama City In
charge of the study.
During Lent a study will be held
at the church every Tuesday after ,
noon, with Mr. Dearing as leade .
All members of the church are
urged to attend.

SUNBEAM BAND
MEETS AT CHURCH
The Sunbeam Band of the Bap-
tist church, under the leadership
of Mrs. -Clyde Allen, assisted by
Flora Mae Cason, met Monday af-
ternoon in the basement of the
Church with 12 members present.
The regular routine of song and,
scriptures, with a short talk, was
presented, after which they were
dismissed.

MRS. LEWIS HOSTESS TO
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. E. C. Lewis was hostess to
the Thursday Bridge club this
vcel at her home on Garrison ave-
aue. Potted plants decorated the
living room where tables were
)laced for play. After several pro-
3rcssions, scores were tallied ana
prizes presented. A delicious plate
lunch with hot drinks was served
)y the hostess.

Mrs. A. G. Montgomery and Mrs.
Duffy Lewis left Monday for
Pampa to visit the former's father.
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Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
-eggy, and Mrs. Sammie Davis
were week-end visitors in Gordon,
uls. J. E. Rollins of Sebring re-
turned with them Sunday to spend
several days here with his family.

Junior Costin, student at Gulf-
port Military Academy, has re-
turned to school after spending
-everal days here with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin.

V. K. Lindsey of Lakeland has
returned to his home after spend-
ing several days here as the guest
of his sister, Mrs. Onnie Lou Le-
Hardy.

Mrs. Frank Lanier and daughter
Sally returned to their home in Sa-
vannah, Ga., last week-end follow-
ing a several weeks' visit here with
Mrs. R. A. Costin.

Mrs. J. O. Baggett and daugh-
ters, the Misses Alice and Alma,
attended the funeral of Mrs. Gene-
vieve Thistle in Apalachicola last
Friday.

Miss Kathleen Saunders was a
week-end visitor in Dothan, Ala.

Mrs. Harold Palmer left Monday
for Panama City to spend, several
days. ,
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GULF COUNTY RECEIVES $1197
OLD AGE AID FOR DECEMBER
During the month of December
$1,197 was paid as old age assist-
ance to 114 beneficiaries in Gulf
county, according to the state wel-
fare department. The county also


METHODIST MISSIONARY benefited through the payment of
CIRCLES IN SERVICE TODAY aid to the blind and aid to depen-
The three circles of the Metho- dent children.
dist Missionary society held their
regular business meeting at the Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith and
church Monday afternoon. Follow- Mr. and Mrs. Ben Graves returned
ing the opening song, reports were Sunday after spending several days
given by the social service chair. in Tampa attending the fair.
man, the subscription committee
and treasurer. TPlans were maQe
for the "Day of Prayer" service
to be held at the church at 10
o'clock this morning. All members
of the society are urged to attend.
A luncheon will be served at noon.
Announcement was made that
on February 12 Circle No. 1 woula
meet at the home of Mrs. B. H. LAST TIMES TODAY!
Smith, Circle No. 2 at the home oZ
Mrs. B. H. Dickens, and Circle No. ..
3 at the home of Mrs. J. E. Bounds.

LEGION AUXILIARY GIRLS
PLAN FOR DANCE SOON
The Girls' Auxiliary of American
Legion Post 116 held its regular
meeting in the Legion hut Thur-
day afternoon of last week with '.
the president in the chair. Follow- h AUan lone Maly MARTIN WaIhr CONN1OY
ing regular opening ceremonies a
short business session was held at "Mountain Ears" News
which time plans were made for a
dance at the Centennial building
next Friday, February 16. Admis- SATURDAY, FEB. 10
sion will be 25 cents, and all young BRAND NEW
people of the community are in- FEATURES
vited to attend. Chaperones for the
affair will be parents of the girls TEX RITTER
and their leader, Mrs. Sammie Da-
vis.


GIRL SCOUTS ON
HIKE TODAY
At a meeting of the Girl Scout
troop last Friday afternoon at the
health office, plans were laid for
a supper-hipe today. Patrol No. 1
will meet Mrs. Sammy McCall and
Miss Eva Meserve at the water
tanks at 3:15 p. m. and will lay
the trail for the. other patrols to
follow, led by Mrs. E. H. Horton
and Miss Claudia Houstoun.
New songs will be taught the
girls during the program following
the supper.
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LIONS CLUB MEETS
AT PORT INN
The regular luncheon meetingof
the Lions club was held Wednes-
day at the Port Inn with B. B.
Conklin, president, in the chair.
During the meeting a committee
was appointed to investigate the
advisability of consolidating the
charity work of all civic organiza-
tions to avoid duplication of work.
Nine members were present.
4(--
J. A. McKeithen of Panama City
visited Wednesday with Mr. and
Mrs. Alton McKeithen and family.

Mrs. W. F. Randolph of Apa-
lachicola visited in the city Tues-
day.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Withei-
spoon were visitors in this city
Monday from Apalachicola.
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COUNTY REGISTRATION
BOOKS ARE NOW OPEN
All voters in Gulf county must
re-register, under an act of the
last legislature, and in Port St.
Joe the books are in the office of
T. W. Wilson, next Parker's bar-
ber shop, with Mrs. C. C. Taunto:n
acting as deputy registrar.
County Registrar C. G. Rish an-
nounces that the books will remain
in the various precincts until
March 4, when they will be re-
opened for registration in his or-
fice at the court house in WewNs
hitchka and remain open until
April 20.

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Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bynum of metals were governed by planets,
Wewahitchka were visitors in this and' that experiments with a metal
city Monday. "Hamp" was doing a were more likely to succeed when
lot of politicking but handing out the governing planet was in the
only a few cigars. I ascendant.


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Ti',e horse chestnut owes its TO THE DEMOCRATIC Schneider Again
name to the horseshoe print with VOTERS OF GULF COUNTY
nail marks in it formed where leaf Your attention is respectfully Heads ionPost
and twig meet. called to the following, which con- Legio
cerns your office of County Judge:
He is Judge of the Juvenile
A Court Your incumbent taught Officers Unanimously Returned
u AL school for fourteen years and is To Posts At Meeting Held
familiar with adolescent problems. .....
ANNOU NCEME our incumbent has been in Title
work for twenty-five years and is
Paid Advertising competent to handle estates of the Nomination and election of offi-
deceased. cers was held Monday evening by
'He Sells Hunting, Fishing and Gulf County Pos't:116, American
SFOR 'COUNTY. JUDGE Driver's Licenses-Your incumbent Legion, and T; M. Schneider was
I hereby announce my candidacy has arranged for residents of Port
for the office of County Judge of St. Joe and vicinity to purchase renamed post commander by unani-
Gulf County subject to the action 'hese without the usual fifty-mile mous vote, and other officers serv-
of the Democratic Primary. If' I trip. ing during the past 12 months
am honored by nomination, I pledge He Sells Marriage Licenass, and were likewise retained, with the
myself to the same impartial, eco. Presides in Civil and Criminal Ac-
nomical and honest administration tions, Insanity HeaiTngs and CorP- exception of two, post historian
I am now endeavoring to give. I ner's Inquests-Five years, as FBI and sergeant-at-arms, Larry Evan,
hope that I may merit the support agent and special agent for Rail- being named for the former post
of Gulf County Democrats. roads and Express companies has and John Lane for the latter. The
THOS. R. L. CARTER given your incumbent familiarity
U. 1. L. CA E -ith such procedure His office other officers are Ivey Vanlanding-
County Judge is at Wewahitchka, in his car, and ham, adjutant; W. C. Pridgeon, fi-
FOR REPRESENTATIVE at his home at any hour of dasr nance officer; Gadi White, first
or night. vice-commaider; D. Brown, se
I h.;eby announce my candidacy This is your office and your ice-commander; S. D. Brown, sec-
for renomination as your Repre- cumbent has been your servant for ond vice-commander; M. L. Fuller,
sentative in the Legislature. Any the past eight months; ne would third vice-commander.
elaborate promises which I might appreciate the honor of serving yoq' D. B. Lewis, Arthur Lupton and
make at this time would be wholly cor four years more. Fuller were named as a 'delegation
out of place and would mislead no Faithfully, to attend the Southeast Child Wel-
one. The people will and should THOMAS R. L. CARTER, en he thea Child We
.judge me on my record as a citi- County Judge. fare Conference being held today
xen and as a Legislator. If that Paid Political Advt. and tomorrow in Jacksonville.
record is such that I merit your. --- ----- The next meeting of the post
continued confidence and support, LOCAL SCOUT TROOP will be held February 19 at th,
and sIvport and will, if elected RECEIVES CHARTER clubhouse in Wewahitchka an(.
represent'"you to the very best of will be a dutch treat oyster supper.
my ability. (Continued from Page ) -----
Respectfully, yours, .Pqwel!, Bobby Bellows, Coleman Copper sheeting unearthed at
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. Schneide- r Albert Gangnieux, D.B. Tumacacori National Monument in
CI LwTY COMMISSI R awis, Joe Sharit, Don Marietta Arizona contains holes neatly fit-
FOR ITY COMMISSIONER and Alfred Rhames. ting old, Mexican coins-suggest-
PORT ST. JOE Edward Ells presented a scout ing that a counterfeit ring operated
I hereby announce my candidacy skit which was greatly enjoyed, near the Spanish mission when it
for te office of City CmmissionFe aer r which Mr. Conklin thanked was part of Mexico.
ruary 20, 1940. those attending the ceremony and ---- -
If elected, I promise to give fair, announced the parent-son buffet Paving ,our life-road with good
imparfal administration and will supper intentions may furnish you free-
conduct the duties of the office to it wheeling iAto the poorhouse.
the best interests of all the' people. ----- -----wheeling into the poorhouse.
Your vote and influence will be JAMES A. CONNELL
greatly appreciated. TAKEN BYDEATH
HAROLD C. PALMER -----
Y CE i. (Continued from Page 1)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER in Jehu cemetery at Wewahitchka.
DISTRICT NO. 3 Pallbearers were all deacons of
I hereby announce my candidacy the First Baptist church, being J.
for County Commissioner, District O. Baggett, D. G. McPherson, W. WA pO
No. 3, subject'to the Democratic
Primary in May. If elected, iJ. Belin, D. M. Lewis, W. S. Howell
promise to give fair and impartial and Sanders Smith.
administration in all matters com- The large number of beautiful
ing before the Board to the best floral pieces attested to the high
of my ability and the interest oforal piecs attested to the high
the general public. Your vote and esteem in which Mr. Connell was
influence will be greatly appreci- held by the community:
ated. -------
ROY B. WHITFIELD LEWIS ANNOUNCES
--- FOR RE-ELECTION
FOR COUNTY JUDGE R E "
I hereby announce my candidacy (Continued from Page 1)
for the office of County Judge of and dishonet fr a legislator to
Gulf County, subject to the will of
the voters at the May primary. Re- approve or vot for appropriations
alizinr the importance of this of- when he knows\ there will b'e no
fice as a potent factor in the life funds available to meet or pay
of the county and its interests,d for the such appropriations. I believe that
position. If I am honored as your greater economy and efficiency in YOU XPECT
preference, I promise to give fair, present governmental function- a good ride in a car this
impartial administration and will should be enforced in order to r but the soft, easy ride c
conduct the duties of the office to needed or any in- newordissomethngy
the best interests of all the people. lease funds needed for any in- new Ford is soti hing
D. H. "Hamp" BYNUM creased responsibilities of the gov- expect in a car still bigg
ernment.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER "Certainly, no new taxes should
DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe) be approved which tend to drive
I hereby announce my candidacy away out-of-state capital or which
for the office of County Con- work hardships on those least able
missioner, District Five, subject to pay," concluded Mr. Lewis.
to the Democratic Primary. -
I respectfully solicit your vote Send The Star to a friend.
and support. FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
GEORGE G. TAPPER PORT ST. JOE
In announcing my candidacy for ........
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER the office of City Commissioner of........
PORT ST. JOE Port St.'Joe, I respectfully solicit
I hereby announce my candidacy the support.and vote of every elec-
for re-election to the office of City tor who has the future of Port St.
Commissioner, subject to the will Joe at heart, and if elected, I will IT'S THE LOW-PRICED
of the voters at the city election perform the duties of the office
February 20. If elected, I promise in an efficient and economical 85 H.P. 8-CYLINDER PERFOR
to carry on the affairs of the city manner and will at all times be ders for smoothness-sma
of Port St. Joe in the same manner working for the best interests of economy!
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FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
PORT ST. JOE
I here: announce my candidacy
for City Commissioner of Port St.
Joe in the city election, February
20, 1940. If elected I can assure
the citizens of Po0r St. Joe that I
will lend every, effort possible to
lte' needs of "A City of Opportun-
ity" in an efficient and economical
manner. Your vote and support
will be appreciated,
JIM BOUNDS


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