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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 16, 1940
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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The Star-Florida's fartest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Milt-Florida's fast-
est growinglittle cty. In
the heart of the pine belt.


THE


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


VOLUME III PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940 NUMBER 18


Firemen Turn Ovei

Check To City Foi

Payment On Truek

Contributions Solicited By Depar'
ment, Together With Dance
Money, Totals $993.41

Without any fanfare or ceremony:
Chief Troy Jones Tuesday turned
over a check to the city treasure
for $956.41 as the Volunteer Fire
Department's contribution toward
payment for the hew American-La
France fire truck .recently pur
chased by the city.
The boys had raised the mone:
by securing contributions, fron
business houses- and; individuala!
and by holding dances, and had
hoped to .have the entire. dowi
payment 6f $~1025, but' were '$7
short of their goal. Total cost' o
the truck is. $3275..
(Additional contributions addei
to the fund since Tue'sday' wern
"W. G. Alsip $25, B. E. Parkir. $1(
and Fank LdHadjry $2, bringing
,the total to $993.41 and leaving a
-deficit of but' $43:) .
Contributions made up $460 o
the amount turned over to thi
city, while the .balance of $496.4]
was raised by the dances given by
the department at the Centenhial
auditorium. It is the plan of the
firemen to give more dances when
the weather changes and continue
..to aise-funds to meet future pay-
ments on' the truck and -seu'ra
other needed equipment.
Much credit should be given tc
our volunteer fire department for
their efforts and work put forth
(Continued on Page 6)
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Health Council

Holds Meeting

Elects Officers for Year and
Hears Numbr; of Interest-
ing Talks

The first meeting of the year of
the Gulf County Health Council
was held Thursday afternoon of
last week at the health office in
this city and as a number of out-
standing guests were present, the
regular business session was post-
poned until a later date.
Dr. R. J. Lamb, new director of
the Franklin-Gulf Health Unit, was
the first speaker introduced by
Mrs. Robert Tapper, chairman of
the health council. He gave a
brief outline of the program of
work for the year, emphasizing tht
fact that the health department is
a servant of the people and urged
everyone to feel free to bring their
health problems to the attention
of the personnel of the unit at
any time.
Main speaker of the afternoon
was Dr. A. B, McCreary, state
(Continued on Page 2)

LEGION TO REGISTER ALL
CRIPPLED TOTS, ORPHANS

Beginning next Monday and con-
tinuing until March 1, the Ameri-
can Legion post desires to have
all crippled children and orphans
in Gulf county to come to the Le-
gion hut in this city and register
in order that the post may have a
complete case record of each for
emergency use. This includes both
white and colored children. There
will be no charge for th'e service.
D. B. Lewis, post service officer,
assisted by members of the Daugh-
ters of the Legion, will be at the
hut daily during that time, except
Sunday, to care for those regis-


SEEKS RE-ELECTION


seeking re-election to office at
the' coring primaries. To date
Sheriff Parker has no announced
opposi-ion, though there are ru-
mors that some will announce.


Sheriff Parker

Asks Re-election

Popular Law Enforcement Officer
Wculd Continue Serving
County

Sheriff Byrd E. Parker in this
issue of The Star announces that
tie desires to continue. serving the
people of Gulf county as their chief
law enforcement officer and prom-
ises to continue the conduct of
the office along the same fair and
honest lines that he has during
;the past four-year term.
Sheriff Parker s wll and fa-
.orably khown throughout the
county and particularly in Port St.
Joe, where he conducted a barber
shop for a considerable time, and
his record as a law enforcement
officer is one to be proud of.
To date Byrd has no opposition,
though there are rumors that two
or three aspire 'to his job, but no
.one has announced. Anyone en-

time defeating- Sheriff Parker.

Coanmforter Tosses


Chapeau In Ring

Old-Time Resident of City Feels
Urge to Serve Interests of
People of Gulf County

Nick Comforter, for 27 years a
resident of Port St. Joe, this week
announces for county commissioner
from District 5 (Port St. Joe). He
states that this is his first entry
into the political arena, but that
he feels that he is well qualified
to serve the people of the district.
Mr.- Comforter is well known and
liked and his many friends feel
that he is a god man for the office.
To date he is opposed by Georgm
Tapper, who announced several
weeks ago.
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BUYS CLEANING PLANT
B. L. Kelly this week purchased
the interest of E. B. Williams in
the Superior Dry Cleaning estab-
lishment in this city and will
change the name to "Kelly's Dry
Cleaners."

tearing.
Parents and guardians of such
children are urged to see that they
are registered with the Legion, as
this action may mean a great deal
to them in the future.


WHY?


The board of 'county commissioners of Gulf county at
their regular meeting on February 6 received bids from The
Star and from the Gulf County Breeze for publication of min-
utes of the board, which publication carries with it the desig-
nation of "official organ of Gulf county" with the consequent
publication of the greater portion of legal advertising within
the county. Bid of The Star for publication of the minutes
was for $20 per month which, in the opinion of the editor, is
what such publication is worth when the news value of the
minutes is taken into consideration. Bid of the Breeze was
for $35 per month. The bid of the Breeze was accepted by
the board of county commissioners.
WHY?
The bid of The Star would have saved the taxpayers of
Gulf county $180 per year. Of course, that is a small amount,
but if. other business of the county is carried on in the same
manner, with contracts awarded to the select few regardless
of whether their bid is the lowest, then apparently the matter
of competitive bids, is merely a farce.
The Star is a legal publication. The -Star submitted the
lowest bid for the work. Then WHY WASN'T THE STAR
GIVEN THE CONTRACT?
We suggest that you ask your county commissioners.


Aid for Albany Is

Asked Red Cross

Gulf County Chapter Asked To
Raise $150 For Relief and
Medical Assistance

As a result of the recent disas-
trous tornado that strucdk'Alb'ahy,
Ga., resulting in the loss of 17
lives and injury to more than 400
persons, an appeal has been sent
to Red Cross chapters throughout
this section for assistance.
Robert Bellows of this city,
chairman of the Gulf County Chap-
ter, American Red Cross, has re-
ceived the following telegram:
Report following complete sur-
vey Albany tornado indicates de-
struction much greater than first
estimated. Situation comparable
Gainesville tornado 1936. Nearly
1000 families affected; 17 dead;
approximately 400 injured, many
seriously, requiring long hos-
pitalization; 85 per cent business
section destroyed or badly dam-
aged; 215 homes completely de-
stroyed; 100 additional homes
suffered major damage and 237
lesser damage. Complete loss of
household goods in most in-
stances. This stricken commun-
ity urgently needs our help. It
is estimated food, clothing, medi-
cal and nursing relief and pro-
viding minimum rehabilitation
assistance to those unable to
help themselves will cost ap-
proximately $100,000. Your chap-
ter's share of this $150. Please
make immediate appeal, using all
available facilities. Signed, Rich-
ard F. Allen.
It is needless to say that the
people of Gulf county will respond
to this appeal, and as we go to
press, efforts are underway by thb
Gulf County Red Cross Chapter for
raising the amount stated in the
telegram.
Those who desire to make do-
nations are asked to leave them
with Chairman Bellows.
------(---------
PORT NEWS

,S.S. Jean of the Bull Line sailed
Monday for eastern ports with a
cargo of paper and naval stores.
S.S. Steel Seafarer, Isthmian
Line, sailed Tuesday for eastern
ports with cargo of paper.
Schooner J. W. Clise, Putnam
Lumber C. owners, is in port be-
ing loaded with lumber from St.


QUALIFIES


J. I. Hentz of Blountstown, who'
was a visitor in this city Tues-
day, has qualified as.a candidate
for state senator from the 25th
senatorial district, composed of
Gulf, Bay, Washington and Cal-
houn counties.


Voters of City Go

To Polls Tuesday

To Elect Commissioner; Largest
Registration Ever To Be
Recorded Here

The greatest interest ever to be
manifested in a city election is be'
ing shown in the forthcoming city
commissioner race which will be
decided Tuesday when electors
go to the polls and make their
choice for city commissioner be-
tween B. A. Pridgeon, incumbent,
W. S. Smith, Jim Bounds and Har-
old Palmer.
The candidates have been work-
ing hard shaking hands, kissing
babies and outlining their plat-
forms to willing and unwilling lis
teners, and as a result the greatest
portion of the 673 registered voters
should trek to the city hall Tues-
day and express their preference.
Three of the candidates are tak-
ing their campaigning seriously,
but Editor Smith says: "I have al-
ways found that the average vote_
has made up his mind who he wilh


Plays Will Be

Presented At

School Tonight

Three One-Act Skits Will Raise
Funds for Work of Port St.
Joe Welfare League

Local talent will present this
evening at the high school auditor-
Sium three one-act plays under the
auspices of the Port St, Joe Wel-
fare League for the purpose of
raising funds to'cafry.on the re-
lief work of the organization.
The first play, "The Ghostly
Passenger,"' is a mystery comedy
with the following taking part: E.
M. Leavitt, Brwhvnie Carter, Tom
Coldewey, Brunelle Wimberly, Vir-
ginia Bernal, Louise Wilson, Er,
line' MIcClellan and Franklfi' Jnes..
The second play, "The Lady'of
the House," a drama, has the fol-
lowing cast::'Clara Alsip, .Juanilta
Gunn, Eva Meserve, Lila Carter,
Bill' Bremer,' Louise Solmon and
B. B. Conklih.
The last presentation, "Don't
Tell My Wife," is a farce and will
be presented by Sammy McCall, B.
B. Conklin, D. G. McPherson, Bill
Bremer'and Mary Lea Hayles.
The local Thespians have been
working hard to bring their acting
to perfection and those attending
will be more than repaid for the
small price of adnilssion. which is
25 cents. for adults and 15 cents
@t-ol~. rn.' etpi .-. nowo .ow .
sa1e and ee\'ryon,:- is u1'. ed to a0 -
tend tonight in older that the Wel-
fare League may continue its re-
lief work in the community,
--~-c---
Democracy Day

To Be Observed

Program Planned for Washington's
Birthday; G. Pierce Wood
Slated As Speaker

A meeting was called at the high
school auditorium Monday night
and plans formulated for a De-
mocracy Day observance to be
-held in the high school auditorium
the afternoon of February 22.
The following were named to
have charge of the- affair: B. B.
Conklin, chairman; Mrs. E. H.
Horton, secretary; T. M. Schnei-
der, finance chairman; D. G. Mc-
Pherson, program chairman; Miss
Erline McClellan, float chairman;
Charles Stucl'ey, publicity.
The main speaker for the occa-
sion will be the Hon. G. Pierce
Wood, and the following program
will be presented: "Star Spangled
Banner," school band; "Allegiance
to the Flag," Boy Scout troop;
playlet by elementary school; a
reading by Betty Jo Lane; "Amer-
ica" by assembly. A parade will
form at the school house at 2 p.
m. and march through the down-
town district.

MILL WORKER INJURED
Curtis E. Whitaker, employed as
a paper stacker at the mill of the
St. Joe Paper company, was seri-
ously injured Monday morning
when his head was caught between
a two-ton roll of paper swinging
from a crane and piled rolls of pa-
per behind him. He was bleeding
from the nose and ears when take.
to a Panama City hospital. Re-
ports yesterday were that he would
recover unless serious complica-
tions developed.


Joe Lumber & Export Co., con- vote for, and there's doggone little
signed to Puerto Rico. you can do to change his mind. to come in fourth."
S.S. Larkspur, U. S. Coast Guard I'm not particularly worried about The city commissioners were to
Service, in port Monday on light- the outcome of the race, for 1 meet last evening to name elec-
house duty. know that the worst I can do is tion officials.


TA*R"A







L O T E R P T S .


PIAL Hentz Qualifies RELIEF IS EXPEDITED anlon Jumps In county seat. He is well acquainted
POLITICAL FOR FLORIDA FARMERS with problems of the county thru
For State Senator PEPPER TELLS CLAYTON Commission Race his work as editor ad pblishe
ANNOUNCSEMENTS te n Reand he should be well qualified
ANNOUlME --Relief for Florida farmers and for the post.
Pad Advertising Pioneer Blounttown Citizen Visits agricultural workers who lostcrops Ex-Editor of Gulf County Breeze He states that he entered the
SPort St. Joe In Interest of and work during the recent freeze Can't Resist Temptation to race through persuasion of his
COUNTY COMMISSIONER His Candidacy is being expedited as quickly as Dabble In Politics many friends and that he wilt
DISTRICT NO. 1 (Wewahitchka) possible by all government agen- make an active canvass of the en-
Having received much encour- J. I. Hentz, pioneer citizen of cies qualified to act in such emer- Claude F. Hanlon, former pub-tire county during his campaign.
agement, I hereby announce my Blountstown, who is a candidate agencies, Senator Claude Pepper lisher of the Gulf County Breeze,
candidacy for County Commis. for state senator from the 25th has informed H. G. Clayton, ad& couldn't resist the song of the Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
sioner, District No. 1, subject to senatorial district comprised of ministrative officer of the AAA in siren, and this weep jumped slap Peggy returned to the city Sunday
the Democratic primaries in May.
I will appreciate the vote and in- Gulf, Bay, Washington and Cal- this state. kerdab into the middle of the after spending several days in
fluence of the people of Gulf houn counties, stopped in Port St. "Great need of seed' grants and county commissioner embroglio by Gordon, Ala., visiting relatives.'
county, and if elected I promise to Joe Tuesday in the interest of his for subsistence, including clothing ,announcing as a candidate for com- -
faithfully performs the duties of candidacy on his way back from as well as medicine, and at least missioner in district 1, Wewa- Sheriff B. E. Parker and famIly
the office, and as far as one of
the members of the five-member Tallahassee after qualifying for temporary employment for desti- hitchka. The office is now held by spent .Sunday here as guests of
board can possibly do so, I prom. the office with Secretary of State tute growers and workers is well Roy Connell. I Mrs. Sally Montgomery.
ise a progressive and economical R. A. Gray. realized," the senator said in his Hanlon is well known in Port --- -----
administration. Hentz is a native Floridian and communication. St. Joe, having come to Gulf county The termites of foreign "Isms"
C. F. HANLON has lived in Blountstown for 40 Pepper said that he and other when it was first formed to begin are boring into the institutions or
FOR SHERIFF years, where he has served his members of the Florida con- publication of a newspaper at the free people continuously.
community and county in many gressional delegation were endea-
fore the voterscofm Gulf county for positions of trust. He served four voring to have the $400 limit on
re-election as sheriff, subject to years as second lieutenant in the loans for seed increased and to
your action in the coming primary Florida National Guard. find means by which feed for U IL D I
in May. If you consider voting for During his lifetime he has been cattle could be purchased, He ex-
mr andromuae thea I wil gtve a actively engaged: In many lines or plained that such assistance was
have in the past. Your vote business including banking, mer- denied cattle owners in West
and influence will be appreciated. cantile, automotive, naval stores Florida during the flood situation
Thank You and abstract work. At present ha last year, as no .government agency
BYRD E. PARKER is a dirt farmer, could provide feed for cattle. F
Mr. Hentz is being endorsed by
FOR STATE SENATOR the leading business men of Cal- W. D. OUTMAN IS OUT FOR
To the Voters of Gulf County: houn county and Blountstown, UNITED STATES SENATOR You can now own a $2000
I hereby announce my candidacy showing the high regard and con- home for approximately- 1 6 Per Month
for State Senator from the Twenty.
fifth Senatorial District (comprie fidence the citizens have in him. W. D. Outman of St. Petersburg, OR A 3000 HOME FOR $24 PER MONTH
ing Gulf, Bay, Washington and Pinellas county representative in
Calhoun counties) subject to the Mrs. B. B. Conklin spent Satur- the legislature, has announced he Including All Charges
Democratic primaries to be held day in Panama City, the guest of will be a candidate for the United; r
next May, and solicit yourvote Mrs. M. J. Thompson. States senate. If elected, he said, Also Repair and Moder ization
and support.
If elected I will represent you he will seek to be "the salesman
conscientiously and to the very COUNTY COMMISSIONER senator," working for the prosper- Loans for Three Years
best of my ability. DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe) ity of Florida, "in this great de-
S Sincerely, I hereby announce my candidacy velopment era just ahead."
J. I. HENTZ' for the office of County Commis- ___ __
sioner, District Five, subject to
FOR COUNTY JUDGE the Democratic primary. LEGION STAG PARTY
I hereby announce my candidacy I respectfully solicit your vote AT WEWA MONDAY EVE S
for the office of County Judge of and support.
Gulf County subject to the action NICK COMFORTER All members of Gulf County Post PHONE 69 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
of the Democratic Primary. If I 116, American Legion and: all ex-
am honored by nomination, I pledge FOR CITY COMMISSIONER meca egon al e
myself to the same impartial, eco- service men are urged to attend
nomical and honest administration PORT ST. JOE the stag oyster supper to be give.
I am now endeavoring to give. i I hereby announce my candidacy by the Legion at the club house in
hope that I may merit the support for re-election to the office of City
of Gulf County Democrats. Commissioner, subject to the will Wewahitchka next Monday eve-
THOS. R. L. CARTER of the voters at the city election ning. Dutch treat.
THOS. R. L. CAR E February 20. If elected, I promise S
County Judge to carry on the affairs of the city Mrs. John Sowers and Mrs. B.
of Port St. Joe in the same manner
FOR REPRESENTATIVE as heretofore, working always for J. Hull spent Friday in Tallahas-
I hereby announce my candidacy the best interests of the people. I see. the benefit of Port St. Joe.
for renomination as your Repre- will appreciate your vote r *
sentative in the Legislature. Any and support. Miss Eileen Arnold was a week- Naturally, I am for lower
elaborate promises which I might B. A. PRIDGEON end visitor in Quincy and Talla- taxes, being a taxpayer my-
make at this time would be wholly i t
out of place and would mislead no FOR CITY COMMISSIONER hassee. self, but I can't promise that,
one. The people will and should PORT STJOE if elected, I will jump in and
judge me on my record as a citi- P T S The U. S. Department of Agri- t t t
zen and as a Legislator. If that I hereby announce my candidacy s t ggs a cut taxes right off the bat, be-
record, is such that I merit your for City Commissioner of Port St. culture says that 236 eggs a year
continued confidence and support. Joe in the city election, February are produced in this country for cause a certain amount' of
then I will appreciate your vote 20, 1940. If elected I can assure every man, woman and child. money has to be raised for op-
tht nitizamq of PotSt. that It1 .1


and support and will, if elected, a, "e i
represent you to the very beset f will lend every effort possible to Paid Political Advertising
my ability the needs of "A City of Opportun-
Respectfully yours, ity" in an efficient and economical TO THE PEOPLE .
manner. Your vote and support OE J.iJ E LLJ
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. will be appreciated. P T T J
COUNTY OMMIIOR JIM BOUNDS OF PORT ST. JOE
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JIM BOUNDS FS.fl i
DISTRICT NO. 3 FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce my candidacy PORT ST. JOE Iluring the past few days my
for County Commissioner, District In announcing my candidacy for attention has been called to the b i
No. 3, subject to the Democratic the office of City Commissioner of fact that some of the candidates
Primary in May. If elected, IPort St. Joe, I respectfully solicit for the office which I now hold
promise to give fair and impartial the support and vote of every elec- have criticized the present com-
administration in all matters com- tor who has the future of Port St.
ing before the Board to the best Joe at heart, and if elected, I will missioners' supervision of the city's
of my ability and the interest of perform the duties of the office activities. I can not promise to do "thus
the general public. Your vote and in an efficient and economical I wish to publicly state here sd and so" if you see fit to elect
influence will be greatly appreci- manner and will at all times be and s" if you see fit to elect
ated. working for the best interests of now that we have a complete and
ROY B. WHITFIELD all. detailed record of the city's cashi me as y city commissioner
W. S. SMITH receipts, including court cases, I1- as al I can do is work with
FOR COUNTY JUDGE -- census and street taxes collected, the other two board members
I hereby announce my candidacy COUNTY COMMISSIONER The expenditures are on file at for the best interests of the
for the office of County Judge of DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe) the City Hall. city-but I WILL promise to
Gulf County, subject to the will o I hereby announce my candidacy A detailed financial statement is do that, as I am and always
the voters at the May primary. Re-o that, as am and alwa
a!izing the importanceofths for the office of County om- prepared each month and is avail- ve been strongly for any-
fice as a potent factor in the life missioner, District Five, subject able to the public during office
of the county and its interests, I to the Democratic Primary. hours of the city clerk. The mer- thing that would redound to
feel that i am well qualified for the I respectfully solicit your vote bers of the commission and the
position. If I am honored as your .
preference, I promise to give fair, and support. clerk and auditor are bonded by
impartial administration and will GEORGE G. TAPPER a reliable bonding firm for all
conduct the duties of the office to -funds received. w N S6
the best interests of all the people. I have been requested to give
D. H. "Hamp" BYNUM information relative to street tax f
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER collections.
O IS OEUp to January 1940, $1,062 had
POT ST. JE been collected from this source.
I hereby announce my candidacy This is approximately 85 per cent
for the office of City Commissioner O A
subject to the City Election, Feb- Senator Holland is widely of all street taxes due. -
ruary 20, 1940. known as one of Florida's The public is invited to examine
If elected, I promise to give fair, any phase of our activity at any I AM CONTROLLED BY
impartial administration and will ablest men. BRADENTON time. HAVE NO AX TO GRII
conduct the duties of the office to
the best interests of all the people. HERALD. In the election next Tuesday- LIES TO THE PEOPL
Your vote and influence will be your vote and support will be ap-
greatly appreciated, Paid Political Advt. preciated. (Political Adv
HAROLD C. PALMER B. A, PRIDGEON.


rating expenses of the city,
interest payments and bond
retirement, but I can and will
do my utmost to see that no
unnecessary increase in oper-
ating expenses is incurred.
I could go on telling you what
I would TRY to do if elected,
but why take up your time-
if elected I will be governed
by the same forward-looking
principles in operation of the
city that I have employed In
publishing The Star: "Port St.
Joe first, last and always."
If elected I will endeavor to
give you faithful and impartial
service. Your vote and
active support will be greatly
appreciated.


SMITH


:or


missioner

NO INTERESTS AND I
ND. MY ONLY DUTY
.E OF PORT ST. JOE
ertisement)


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Notice is hereby given that the
Trustees of the Internal Lmprove-
ment Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 12 o'clock
Noon, Tuesday, March 19, 1940, at
Tallahassee, Florida, to consider
the sale of the following described
submerged land in GULF County,
Florida:
A tract of land lying in Frac-
tional Section 35, Township 7
South, Range 11 West and Frac-
tional Section 2, Township 8
South, Range 11 West, described
by metes and bounds as follows:
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ner of Fractional Section 2,
Township 8 South, Range 11
West, and run thence West
2,863.6 feet along the North boun-
dary line of said Fractional 2 to
its point of intersection with the
outside line of the existing bulk-
head of the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany Dock, said point being the
point of beginning of the tract
hereinafter described: From said
point of beginning run thence
South' 16 degrees, 52 minutes
East 159.55 feet along the out-
side line of said bulkhead to a
point; -thence North 8 degrees
39 minutes West 61.3 feet to a
point; thence North 15 degrees
15 minutes West 454.2 feet to a
point on the outside line of the
North return to t4he existing
bulkhead, thence Souith 33 de-
grees 08 minutes West 28.2 feet
along the outside line of the
North return of said bulkhead
to a point; thence South 16 -de-
grees 52 minutes East 336.75 feet
along the .quts'dg. line of said
bulkhead to tre point of begin-
ning, containing 0.16 of an acre
more or less.
ALSO a tract of land lying n.
Fractional Section:',.,Township 8
,South, Range 11 West described
by metes and bounds as follows:
Commence at the Northeast cor-
ner of said Fractional Section 2,
Township 8 South, Range :11
West,' and run thence West
2,863.6 feet along the North boun-
dary line of said Frictional Sec-
tion 2 to its point of intersection
'with the outside line of the ex-
isting bulkhead of the, St. Joe
,Paper Company Dock,' thence.
South 16 'degrees 52 minutes
*East 828.7 feet along :the outside
line of said bulkhead to the point.
of beginning of the tract heTein-
after described: From said point
of beginning run thence South 16
degrees 52 minutes East 565.9
feet along the outside line of
said bulkhead to the Southwes%
corner of the said St. Joe Paper
Company Dock, thence East 76
feet to a point; thence North 25
degrees 30 minutes West 48 feet
to a point; thence North 16 Ce-
grees 00 minutes West 350 feet
to a point; thence North 37 de-
grees 15 minutesWest 203.3 feet
to the point of beginning, con-
taining 0.82 of an icre, more or
less.
AND. .
A tract of land lying in Fraction-
al Section 2, Township 8 South,
Range 11 West described by
metes and bounds as follows:
Commence at the Northeast cor-
ner of said Fractional Section 2,
Township 8 South. Range 11
West, and run thence West
2863.6 feet along the North boun-
dary line of said Fractional Sec-
tion 2 to its point of intersection
with the outside line of the ex-
isting bulkhead of the St. Joe
Paper Company Dock, thence
South 16 ,degrees 52 minutes
East 1394.6 feet along tne out-
side line of said bulkhead to the
Southwest corner of the St. Joe
.Paper Company Dock, which
is the point of beginning of
the tract hereinafter described:
From said point of beginning run
thence East 76 feet to a point;
thence South 25 degrees 30 min-
utes East 252.1 feet to a point,
thence South 29 degrees 00 min-
utes East 600 feet to a point;
thence South 78 degrees 20 min-
utes East 290 feet to a point;
thence South 21 degrees 20 min-
utes East 3.44 feet to a point;
thence South 73 degrees 07 min-
ntes 45 seconds West 491.74 feet
to a point on the outside line of
the existing bulkhead of the
City Dock: thence North 16 de-
grees 52 minutes West 1000 feeA,
more or less, along the outside
line of said bulkhead to the
point of beginning, containing
4.12 acres, more or less.
AND,
A tract of lands lying in Frac-
tional Sections 1 and 2. Town-
ship 8 South, Range 11 West
described by metes and bounds
sa follows: Commence at the
Northeast corner of said Frac-
tional Section 2. Township S
South. Range 11 West, and run
thence West 2863.6 feet along
the North boundary line of said
Fractional Section 2 to its point
of intersection with the outside
l'ne nf the existing bulkhead of
the St. Joe Paper Company


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Life still begins at forty, if you
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Dock, thence South 16 degrees
52 minutes East, 2394.6' feei
along the outside line of the ex-
isting bulkhead of the 'St. Joe
'Paper Company and City of St..
Joe docks to the Southwest cor-
ner of said City' Dock, which
is the point :of' beginning of
the tract hereinafter described:
From- said point of beginning
run thence South 58 degrees 02
minutes East 361.8 feet along
the outside line of the South re-
turn of said bulkhead to a poin.,
thence North 82 degrees 13 min-
utes EIast 455.4 feet along the
outside line of 'the South return
of said bulkhead to a point,
thence North 4-. degrees 00 min-
utes West 231.5 fe et to appoint;
thence South 5i ,degrees 00 min-
utes West 100 feet' to a point;
thence North 21 degrees 20 min-
utes West 171.56:teet to a point;
thence South 73 degrees 07 min-
utes 45 seconds "iest 491.74 feet
to the point of begnining, con-
taining 3.06 acres, more or less.
This notice. is published in com-
pliance with Section. 1062 of the
Revised General ,SLatutes of Floi-
ida, that any person or persons
who may have objections to said
sale may have anwo'pportunity to
present the same. A.n date. of sale
as therein provided.
By order of the Tri.stee'i of the
Internal Improvemneht Fund.
'. FRED P. CONE,
Attest: .. Governor.
F. C. ELLIOT, Secretary.
2-16 3-15
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 $5f000.00 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) Chairmani of the Board
of Directors.
Attest: E. F. DOWNEY,
2-9 3-29 Secretary.
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-registratlori in
the office of the Supervisor of
Registration at the Court House
in Wewahitchka, 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 Primaries.
C. G. RIISH,
Supervisor of Registration.
2-9 2-23
NOTICE OF REGULAR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Notice is heeby given that the
regular municipal election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
for the City of Port Saint Joe will
be held in thi 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,
2-16 City Auditor and Clerk.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLOOR
IDA. IN CHANCERY.
WALTER CLIFFORD, Plaintiff,
vs. KATHARINE C. CLIFFORD,
Defendant.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO: Katharine C. Clifford, 1303
North Seventh Street, Tacoma,
Washington.
It is hereby ordered that you are
required to appear on the 5th day
of February, A. D. 1940, before the
above entitled Court to the Bill of
Complaint filed against you in the
above entitled cause, and "The
Star" is hereby designated as the
newspaper in which' this Order
shall be published once a week for
four consecutive weeks.
Witness my hand and the seal
of said Court, this 25th day of
January, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in
the State and County aforesaid.
J. R. HUNTER,
(Court Clerk Circuit Court
Seal) Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., 1-26
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 2-23


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940


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


PAGE THREE







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


LANDS CAN BE REDEEMED
Many persons have made inquiry as to how
TH STA R lands which reverted to the state under the
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla., Murphy Act may be redeemed or bought, and
by The Star Publishing Company the following information is issued by trus-
W. S. SMITH, Editor tees of the Internal Improvement Fund, who
have charge of all such property:
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10, Application may be made County Clerk
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida, Application may be made to County Cerk.
under Act of March 3, 1879. J. R. Hunter on a form provided by him, to
have an advertisement published giving no-
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance twice of auction sale of the lands in which you
One Year........$2.00 Six Months ...... $1.00
Three Months M.............00 are interested. In order to make this applica-
tion, you pay all costs connected therewith,
-f Telephone 51 }j)- including cost of advertisement, and at the
same time you deposit with Mr. Hunter the
The spoken word is given scant attention; minimum bid required. The minimum bid
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed, designated by the trustees is an amount eual
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed designated by the trustees is an amount equal
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word to the total taxes due or one-fourth of the
is lost; the printed word remains. 1932 assessed value of the lands, whichever is
the lower.
POLITICS AND DEBT Sales will be held on the second and fourth
Congress, as it settles down to consider Mondays each month, at which time all ad-
debt and taxation, finds itself in a. difficult vertised lands will be sold at auction at the.
position. This is an election year and, un- courthouse door in Wewahitchka. The first
happily for the nation, many congressmen of bid will be the amount put up by the appli-
both parties are taking a straight political cant, and if there are no other bids he will
approach to the issue before them. If con- be the high bidder. Bids must then be trans-
gress approves another heavy 'deficiency bud- mitted to the trustees at Tallahassee and it
get, it must either soon levy new taxes or approved by them, deed will be issued. I?
raise the legal debt limit. Either course i' the bid is not approved, the sum deposited
politically dangerous and unwise-either one will be returned.
might cost votes. So there is an excellent, If you are the owner, or if you have some
,chance that congress will make an attempt to equity in the lands, it is important that you
pass the buck to the neAt session. .- so state. This information will be transmitted
If that happens, the outlook for this coun- to the trustees for their information in con-
try will grow materially darker. We have sidering competitive bids. '
passed the buck on fiscal matters, and de-
ferred the day of reckoning, for close to te WAR RAVAGES HERE
years. Just how long we can continue to Last year fire loss in this country ran to
pass the buck and get away with it is no nearly a million dollars a day-the grand to-
longer an academic question. It is, instead, tal was around $313,000,000. This is a big
a burning issue which gets hotter all the country and it can carry tremendous debts
time. If the present congress again puts poli- and losses without being bogged down. But
tics before the national welfare, and like its three hundred million dollars is no paltry
predecessors, approves more'billions of dJe- sum even here,;when you think of the lives,
icits without knowing where the money is to jobs and intangible loss involved, for which
come from, it will simply take us closer to no insurance can compensate.
national bankruptcy. Three hundred million dollars would pay
There is no use trying to hide the fact that, a substantial share of our, proposed record-
from the fiscal point of view, this country is breaking naval building program. It would
and has long been insolvent. And every year ipay for thousands of the costly airplanes now
we defer taking steps essential to restoring needed by the army. To make a more peace-
our solvency, the more difficult the problem ful comparison, it would build 100,000 homes
becomes, costing $3000 each. Or it would build fine


HELP US WITH THE NEWS
From time to time we have urged our
readers to help us in gathering the news by
phoning, mailing or bringing it to The Star
office. We have received gratifying co-opera-
tion from a considerable number, but we want
everybody to help out, as it will make The
Star a better paper.
If you're going out of town, if you have
friends or relatives visiting you, if you havy
held a party of any kind or if your kiddies
have observed their birthday by having a few
little friends in-let us know, we'll be glad
to put the item in the paper. There need be
no self-consciousness in doing this, for the
province of The Star is to relate the local
news, and your help will be appreciated in
aiding us to present ALL the news.

The politician who complains about being
"misquoted by the paper" never objects when
a helpful reporter gives him credit for praise-
winning brilliance his own brain could never
have contrived.-Florida Times-Union.

An unidentified prehistoric monster is now
perplexing experts because it left footprints
by walking in a rainstorm. Of course, it could
have been a dinosaur wearing rubbers.-
Columbia Record.

A Canadian editor thinks it is best that the
United States stay neutral. A nation that has
two world's fairs and two Thanksgivings
might complicate a war.-Macon Telegraph.

We understand there's a business man in
Panama City who is afraid to take his wife
to lunch because it would make his secretary
jealous.


hospitals to care for countless thousands of
sick people, and ameliorate ghastly suffering.
Last, but not least, is fire's destruction of
life. According to news reports, Finland lost
only 258 civilian lives by air raids in the first
six weeks of its war with Russia, whereas
the United States loses over 10,000 lives by
the ravages of fire alone in an average year,
or nearly 200 a week.
Although this nation is blessed with peace,
it suffers war ravages from an enemy it can
control. It's time to go to war against fire!

State WPA headquarters announces that
5000 more people are being put on the WPA
payroll. Looks like unemployment increases
during an election year. Or does it?

The freeze caused frozen oranges and a
lot of goosepimples.-Clermont Press. That
ain't nothing brother; up here our goose-
pimples had goosepimples on 'em.

\We've been thinking what a fine thing it
,vould be if the termites would eat up the
mortgage instead of the building.

Europe is where they make an ersatz wool
of milk because the sheep are killed to make
a substitute for bacon.-Atlanta Constitution.

... Jonah had a fine chance to tell a whale of
a fish story.

By the way, did you know that this month
has 29 days? 'Tis Leap Year, if you recollect.

SPolitics may be tricky, but not near as
tricky as the politicians.

Send The Star to a friend-only $2 a year.


At Port Today


*r -
Ilona Massey and Nelson Eddy
in "Balalaika"
"Balalalka" is a colorful story
of old Russia before, during and
after the revolution. It plays for
the last times today at the Port
theater.

Health Council

Holds Meeting


(Continued from Page 1)
health officer, who commended
the people of the two counties on
the interest they have exhibited
in public health work during the
past three and a Tialf years. He
also stressed the fact that the suc-
cess of the health department Is
dependent upon the active interest
of the people.
Other guest speakers were Dr.
Dan Cone, director bureau of epi-
demiology, state board of health;
Dr. E. M. L'Engle, director bureau
of vital statistics, state board: of
health; Dr. L. A. Beardsley, direc-
tor Bay county health department;
Miss Jean Henderson, executive
secretary of the state-wide public
health committee, and Dr. A. E.
Center of Apalachicola.
Local residents making favorabl-
comnment upon work of the health
department and pledging their fuil
support to the work were Dr. L. hI.
Bartee, Dr. A. L. Ward, Dr. J. Xc.
Norton, Dr. T. Meriwether, W. R.
Connell, Arthur Lupton, C. L. Cos-
tin, B. E. Parker, H. A. Whitton,
Robert Bellows, Rev. J. W. Sise-
more, Rev. D. E. Marietta, Rev.
W. A. Daniels, Mrs. Basil E. Ken-
ney, Mrs. C. G. Costin and Marie
A. Tapper.
County civic organizations rep-
resented at the meeting were the
Gulf County Red Cross Chapter,
American Legion and Auxiliary,


The Low Down
from
Willis Swamp

Editor The Star:
I don't know how it was worked,
but it looks like you got a raw
deal from the board, of county
commissioners at their last meeting'
when they named the Breeze as
the official paper for another year.
'Pears to me like we ought look
into the doin's of them fellers if
they award" contracts to the. high-
est bidder 'stead of the lowest.
I pay my taxes regular, but by
hokey, if that there board is going'
to spend my tax money that way,
I'm going' to quit paying' taxes 'till
I look into a few things.
I was goin' out an' campaign for
re-electin' a couple of the present
board members, seeing' as how they
have to be elected this year from
the county at large, but when they
git to thrown' us taxpayers' money
around reckless like that, by
cracky, I'm a-goin' to git out and
make stump speeches and boost to
beat the band for Nick Comforter
and Roy Whitfield and; any other
honest young fellers that might
git into the race for county com-
missioner.
Yes, sir, I'm a-goin' to demand a
"new deal" all around on the
county commissioners, and I know
a lot of other folks who feel the
same way about it down in this
part of the county and who don't
like the way things are bein' run
up there at the county seat.
Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.
-------$--:
FREE DENTAL WORK
Smith: "What did' your wife say
when she caught you holding your
stenographer on your lap?"
Jones: "She didn't say a word-
I was going to have these teeth
pulled out anyway."

Wewahitchka Women's Club, Port
St. Joe Women's Club, Lion's Club,
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
merce, Port St. Joe Welfare League
and Wewahitchka Business Men's
association. The churches were
represented by the ministers and
members of the auxiliaries.
The following officers of the
health unit were elected by unani-
mous vote to serve for the ensu-
ing year: Mrs. Robert Tapper,
chairman; Byrd E. Parker, vice-
chairman; Mrs. M. L. Fuller, sec-
retary; Mrs. R. R. Minus, treas-
urer.
Refreshments were served to
guests and members by the local
Girl Scouts at the conclusion of
the meeting.


PAGE'FOUR


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940








FRDY FERUR 16 194 THE STAR, PORT ST JOE. GUL CONY FLRD PAG F


WOMAN'S CLUB WILL
OBSERVE GOLDEN JUBILEE
The Golden Jubilee of the Fed-
eration of Woman's Clubs will be
observed by the Port St. Joe Wo-
man's club next Wednesday after-
noon at 3 o'clock at the Centennial
building with a silver tea, the of-
fering to go to the foundation
fund. At this time past presidents
of the club will be signally hon-
ored.

MRS. OWENS ENTERTAINS
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. Tom Owens entertained the
Thursday Bridge club yesterday at
her home on Long avenue. Potted
plants were used in the living
room where tables were placed for
play. After several progressions
scores were tallied and prizes pre-
sented. The hostess served delect-
able refreshments to those present.
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Society


- Personals


LANETA DAVIS, Editor


CARLYLE MATTHEWS IS
HOST TO YOUNGER SET
Carlyle Matthews entertained a
number of the younger set Satur-
day night at the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. M. B. Smith.
Dancing was enjoyed, after which
sandwiches and hot chocolate was
served by Carlyle's mother, Mrs.
Sammie Davis, assisted by Miss
Marigene Smith.
Present were the Misses Mur-
nice Taunton, Lunette Hammock,
Elaine Gore and Gwendolyn Spen-
cer and Arthur Forehand, Glenn
Grimsley, Cornelius VanHorn, Win-
ston Jones and Fonse Lewis.
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William Wellington of Spring- r'.- ". vLL,
field, Mass., arrived Saturday to PLAY NIGHT OF GAMES
spend several weeks in the city Anouncement is made by Mrs. &.
as the guest of his son and daugh- H. Horton, president of the Par-
'ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ent-Teachers association, that at
Wellington. Mr. and' Mrs. Welling- the last meeting of the body it was
;ton met him in Jacksonville. voted to sponsor a play night of
*. *... games. Date will be announced
B. B. Conklin and Robert Bel- next week.
lows attended the funeral Wednes- r
:day afternoon of Clifford Grover, Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Lewis and
who died Tuesday night at the Mrs. A. G. Montgomery and sons,
home of his son-in-law, Rev. Frank Billy and Jimmie, returned Satur.
.Dearing, rector of the St. Andrews day from Tampa where they spent
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METHODIST CIRCLES IN
MEETINGS MONDAY
Circle No. 1 of the Methodist
Missionary society met Monday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. B.
H. Smith, with Mrs. M. L. Fuller
in charge. Following a short busi-
ness session the following program
was presented: Song, "Living for
Jesus," prayer by Mrs. George
Patton; scriptures by Mrs. T. S.
Gibson and Mrs. Joe Grimsley,
"The Crisis of Christianity,' Mrs.
R. W. Smith; poem by Mrs. W. E.
Boyd. The meeting was dismissed
with prayer by Mrs. A. M. Jones,
following which the hostess served
refreshments. The next -meeting
will be at the home of Mrs. Grims-
ley on Long avenue.
Circle No. 2 met at the home of i
Mrs. Ben Dickens Monday after-
noon at which time two new mem-
bers, Mrs. C. H. Johnson and Mrs. ]
Watson Smith, were added to the
enrollment. Mrs. Charles Brown
conducted the business, at which
time Mrs. Stagg was elected circle
treasurer. Mrs. J. L. Temple, pres-
ident, was 'in charge of the devo-
tional, which was followed by a
round table discussion. During the
social hour the hostess served hot r
chocolate and sandwiches.
Circle No. 3 met Monday after-
noon with Mrs. Edwin Ramsey,
who presided. Following regular
opening, six new members were
welcomed. The meeting was then
turned over to Mrs. Jesse Brad-
bury, Bible study chairman, who
led the study for the afternoon.
The scripture was taken from I
Corinthians, 13th chapter, and the
discourse was on Romans 12, which
was followed by prayer. Contests
were enjoyed after the program
and refreshments served by the
hostess to ten members.

BRIDGE PARTY HONORS
MRS. T. V. WESTBROOK
Mrs. W. M. Howell and Mrs.
Paul Farmer were joint hostesses
Wednesday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Farmer in Oak Grove at a
bridge party honoring Mrs. T. V.
Westbrook, who will leave* Satur-
day for Mobile, Ala., to make her
future home. The living room
where play was enjoyed was beau-
tifully decorated in the Valentine
motif.
Several progressions were en-
joyed, following which scores were
totaled and prizes awarded to Mrs.
J. Grimsley, high; Mrs. P. Tram-
mell, low, and Mrs. W. S. Smith,
traveling.
Mrs. Westbrook was given a sur-
prise handkerchief shower, after
which delicious refreshments were
served by tlhe hostesses to Mes-
dames, George Cooper, Roy Wil-
lams, Joe Hauser, Tom Mitchell,
D. C. Smith, J. A. Christmas, W.
S. Smith, Monte Larkin, Howell,
Trammell, Grimsley, Ruth Bragdon
and the honoree.

EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY N
MEETING AT CHURCH
The regular study of the Epis-
copal Auxiliary was held at the S.
James church Monday afternoon.
Due to the absence of Rev. Dear-
ing, the study was led by Mrs. i
Basil Kenney, Jr. Present were
\Mrs. Robert Bellows, Mrs. B. B. '
Conklin, Mrs. Nick Comforter, Mrs.
Roberts, Mrs. Lewis and Miss
Claudia Houstoun.

J. A. M. CLUB ENTERTAINED
BY MISS MYRTICE COODY


Miss Myrtice Coody entertained
the members of the J. A. ,M. cluo
Monday evening at her home. Sew-
ing and contests were enjoyed al-
ter which delicious refreshments
were served to members present.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Born-February 15, 1940, to Mr.
and Mrs. B. Young of Oak Grove,
a nine-pound son.


Alter Highway

Requirements

Recent Freeze Indicates Necessity
For Double Coating Lime-


WOMAN'S CLUB IN FIRST rock Bases
MEETING OF YEAR
The first meeting of the year Construction specifications for
was held Wednesday afternoon by Florida highways will be changed
the Port St. Joe Woman's club at due to the recent sub-freezing
the Methodist church with the weather which left more than a
president, Mrs. W. A. Smith, in million dollars worth of damage to
the chair. An interesting talk onroadsn the state.
the marking of historical sites in Limerock base roads with a
Gulf county was made by Larry single coat of surface treatment
Evans, who asked aid of the club suffered heavy damage because
in obtaining data. ground moisture froze and the ice
The following nominating com- broke through the surface, causing
mittee was named: Mrs. George buckling of the pavement. This re-
Patton, chairman, Mrs. D. Q. Ma- quires the resurfacing and regrad-
hon, Mrs.W. L. Bragg and Mrs. ing of approximately 400 miles of
J. L. Sharit. roads.
Mrs. Horace Soule, chairman ofa su ts
STwo surface coats will be ap-
the conservation and natural re-J
plied, instead of one used in the
sources committee, presented an:past, as the single coat surface,
interesting program on "Spring though adequate for traffic on the
Planting," after which a poem, limerock base, was not heavy
"Daffodils," was given by Mrs.
"Daffodils," was given by Mrs.s enough to prevent freeze damage.
Franklin Jones and a solo, "The A double coat will prevent mois-
Sweetest Story Ever Told," ren-, te g g t h to te lime-
dered by Mrs. Roy Gibson accom- re ge g tro o e e-
rock base.
panied by Mrs. Charles Brown. Concrete roads, sand-clay base
Hostesses tor the afternoon were roads and roads with double appi-
rs. L. Baree, Mrs. W. E. cations of surface treatments were
Boyd, Mrs. Nick Comforter and
Mrs. W. A. Roberts. The nextl .
meeting of the club will be held Mardc Fleishel of Shamrock is
February 21. ..
ebruar 21. the guest this week of Mr. and
r Mrs. -Basil E. Kenney.
Ronald Childers, who has been Ir. *
a patient in a Dothan hospital fori Miss Sara: VanHorn spent Sat-
the past several days, is t'-ected .urday: in Tallahassee visiting with
o return home this week-end, friends.


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


PAGE FIVR


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940







PA SX THE STR POR ST JOE, GUL CONT FLD FRDY FERAY6 14


S. THE TATTLER,
/ THE STAFF
Editor-in-Chief. Florence Facione
Asst. Editor......AIl Schneider
SSociety Editor..Martha Hinson
Joke Editors ......... Glenn
Ss I Grimsley and P. K. Johnson
Reporters .............. Opal
Chavers and Levetta Wilron
Sees All, Knows All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School

.SENIORS WILL PUBLISH CRIP SHOTS
FIRST SCHOOL ANNUAL The Shark basketeers met the
1liountstown Tigers Thursday night
Sof last week and defeated them by
Up-and-Coming Class Now Working edore oi 41-18. C. Stoutamire
,ent wild and scored 22 points.
On Year Book Friday night was the climax, and
the Sharks defeated the Frink Hi
The first Port St. Joe high .am by a 30-29 score. Stoutamire
school annual ever to be published was a little off and scored but 20
here is now/ under preparation by points.
vie senior class and is expected to 2.o:iday night the team motored
'be placed on sale .the first part of' 0 Blountowns to take on the
April. ig' ri. a.Ain. This time the score
was a little more natural-29 to 15
This annual is to contain school aor of the Sharks. High scor-
news from rthe seventh to the' ing honors Were divided between
twelfth grades, sports and social C. Gaskin, J. Lane and Stoutamirb.
data and individual pictures of the This brings the Sharks' record
seniors. The football team, basket- to six victories and three losses,
ball team, band, faculty and other Lhe latter being to Altha twice and
grades will be featured in, group Panama City once.
;.itures. It-is hoped t6dsell 100 The roster of the Shark team
copies at 50 cents per 'copy. consists of C. Gaskin, C. Stouta-
As the seniors are publishiixg mire and F. Maddox, forwards; E.
theannual,the staff was chosen Hufft, center; A Forehand, John
from that class, as follows: Opal 'Lane anid Al Schneider, guards.
Chavers, editor-in-chief; P.K.John- P. S.-Stoutamire has a very
son, local editor;' 'Al Schneider, good shooting eye. as can-be noted
Joe Lilieihfeld, ^Dorothy' Trawick, by the scores of Thursday and Fri-
"business managers;, Ed Hufft, day. Keep it up, Sharks!
sports editor; Martha Hinson, so-
cial editor; Florence Facione, 12th WE WONDER
grade; Maigie Kirkland, 11th
,'"ade: -Max *Maddox, '10th grade; What three girls are called "The
Glenn: Grimsley, 9th grade; Mary Three Musketeers"?
Guertin, 8th grade; Lillian Chand- Who B. S. was with Friday nlte
3r.'. '~,a graae: Levetta Wilson, --could it have been F. S.?
head typist; Evelyn Tharpe, Earl: Who F. F. is carrying the torch
Brown and David Maddox, utility for now? Please tell us.
reporters. Miurni 'e ani Martha like'

























Standard Oil Stations and Dealers are offering you
today the finest and highest-octane motor-fuel ever
offered at the Standard Sign- CROWN EXTRA!
CROWN EXTRA more than lives up to its name-
and is really extra in every way ... extra anti-knock,
extra powerful, extra smooth, and decidedly extra in
all 'round performance. An EXTRA premium prod-
Sct, at a small premium price-made
for those who want the best.


The mixing of tetraethyl lead
fluid with just any gasoline does
not make it the equal of CROWN
EXTRA in either specifications
or performance. It is the base.
stock of CROWN EXTRA that
makes it better.


The New Crown Gasolines are on Sale at
J. LAMAR MILLER'S STANDARD
SERVICE STATION
PHONE 98 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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*"Indian Summer"? Could there be'
some sentiment attached?
Why certain girls are disap-
pointed about Friday night? Could
it be because the boys are going
to the tournament?
What would happen if the senior
class agreed on a subject?
Why Lunette is so happy? Coulu
it have been what she got Val-
entine Day?


FIREMEN TURN OVER'
CHECK TO CITY FOR
PAYMENT- ON TRUCK
(Continued from Page 1)
in securing this badly needed fire
truck, for had it not been for them
we would not have had this moa-


RAIL EMPLOYES ARE
OPPOSING PIPE LINE
Russell Senterfit and R. L. High-
tower of the Brotherhood of Rail-
road Trainmen, and C. N. Neese
of the Order of Railway Conduc-
tors of Florida, special representa-
titvo nf nailrond onrzanizoul: labor


Who Marjie K. was with Friday ern apparatus, tra g over the ste
night? Those making contributions, to- are traveling over the state con-
Who Joe L. has a -date with for gether with the amount, are as acting city and county officials
thea et girl got a ig fat follows: St Joe Lumber and E- and others with the idea of pro-
letter from Indiana last week? port Co. $25, Mrs. A. D. Lawson moving legislation against fuel oil
$10, Gulf Hardware and SuppI) pipe lines which, they aver, will
CO M I N G Co. $10, Florida Power Corp. $2M, cause great unemployment among
Coming attraction at the high St. Joe Paper Company $100, T. railroad men.
school March 1, "The Night of H. Stone $25, St. Joe Motor Co. They state: "If pipe lines are
Fun," sponsored by the senior allowed to operate in Florida they
class! $25, W. Wi Barrier $10, C. G. Coa-
clstin $25, G. L. Duren $10, Carve will cause taxes to increase. Em-
THANKS Drug Store $10, T. M. Schneider ployes on the Florida East Coast
The seniors wish to thank the $10, C. J. Hurlbut $10, A. H. Mat- Railway will be denied employment
student body for helping them and thews $5, Ben Dicken $5, Nick on account of 40,000 cars of oil
proving that they had the good ol'! Comforter $10, St. Joe Hardware annually diverted to pipe lines."
school spirit by buying bows on Co. $10, Bull Line Steamship Co. The action is caused by begin-
"Bow Day, $25, J. G. Bright $25, Harlow & ning of construction on the pipe
As the nurse said to the patient Miller -$25, D. C. Miller $1, F. E. line from Port St. Joe to Atlanta.
.as she rolled him to the operating Bayless $10, St. Joe Lumber Co. ASSD ADS
room: "The doctor will see you in- $10, St. Joe Bar $10, W. C. Fore-
side in just a minute."
e i hand $5, Griffin Grocery.$10, Joe
We heard of a man going to see au 5, r. Sheffied $5, H. A. EAL ESTATE SALE
the picture "Gone With the Wind" Drake $5. Colored residents con-
so much that he got Scarlett fever tributing were: Damion Peters $8, FOR SALE-Two lots in Bay Ridge
and was his face Rhett! Lemon Butts $10, Hodges'"Davisa Subdivision in block adjoining
$5r new high school. If Interested,
A ad whose house had bee Louis Burgence $1. write Mrs E. G. Power, 1120
blown away in the twister at AlI --- 10th' Place Sduth, Birmingham,
baty went to a movie to forget Miss Claudia Hustouh ::spent Alabanma. 2-16tf
about it, and guess what the name tire week-end in" Tallahassee visit- FOR SALE 95x45 foot lots' in
of the movie was-"Gone With the
nd. i ig relatives. Gaulding's Subdivision at bar-
i:' d. .. *. f gain prices! Cash or'terms. See
Where is the old-fashioned man. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marks of Mrs. Mattle Gaulding, Highland
who got married on $12 a week? ; Apalachicola visited-here Sunday. View. 223-

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