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The Star-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betferment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
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, MARCH 1, 1940 NUMBER 20
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Mayor ofCity for
Jim Bounds Takes Seat On goard
Of Commissioners an'
The board of city commissioners
met in a special called meeting
last Friday night for the purpose
of seating the new commissioner,
.J, E. Bounds, and choosing a mayor
from among their number.
commissioner Bounds was dulb
stated and nominations were then
called for for mayor by Commis-
..sioner J. L. Sharit. Mr. Bounds,
explaiinng that he Was a bit vague
o. .the matter, Inquired.as to the
len'ghl of the mayor's term, and
when informed by City Attorney 'h.
Clay Lewis that It was for one
year under' a recent amendment to
the city's' charter, nominated Mr.
Sharit for mayor, which was sec-
ojded -by Commissioner B. W.
Eells and so ordered.
Mayor Sharit expressed his ap-
preciation for the honor bestowed
upon him and the confidence
shown in him and stated that he
would continue to serve the city's
best interests during his term as
.he had during the past four years
he 'has served as mayor.
Commissioner Bounds also ex-
pressed his appreciation to the
people of the city for selecting him
as -commissioner and, stated that
he would serve the'city to the best
of his ability and Work in harmony
with the other board members and
The boaad is scheduled to meet
this. evenlhg for-the first regular
meeting since reorganization.
SPECIAL SESSION OF
Fred J. Moen of Tampa has been
appointed by directors of the Flor-
ida Retirement League to obtain
from state 'legislators statements
saying they would attend a special
session to consider an appropria-
tion bill to-. increase old age as-
sistance in Florida to a maximum
of $60 per month. The proposal
also would lower the eligibility
age from 65 to.:60.
Members of the league 'state that
Governor Cone asserted he would
call the special session if 51 per
cent of the members of the house
and senate would attend at their
$6,50Q,000 FOR RIVERS
A bill calling for the expendi-
ture of $6,500,000 on improvements
on the Apalachicola, Chattahoo-
chee and Flint rivers has been
drafted by a special senate com-
merce committee as a part of the
$412,638,600 program for naviga-
tion and flood control as recom-
mended by war department engi-
SCHOOL HEADS TO MEET IN
BLOUNTSTOWN NEXT WEEK
County Superintendent Chauncy
L. Costin, Principal D. G. McPher-
son of the local schools and all
other Gulf county school princi-
pals have been asked by State Su-
perintendent Colin Englih to at-
tend a district school administra-
tors' conference at Blountstown on
March 5. The Florida program for
Improvement of schools will be.
the theme of the conference, with
discussions; on developments in the
program and plans for the future.
Spssard Holland To-
Speak Here Friday
Spessard L. Holland, state sena-
tor and candidate for the Demo-
cratic nomination for governor,
will be in Port St. Joe neit Fri-
day, March 8, and will speak at,
5 p. m.
Senator Holland, a native of
Bartow, is making his race for gov-
ernor on his record as a statesman
who has spent eight years in the
Florida senate working for meas-
ures which have been. of general
benefit to all peoples and'all sec-
tions of the state.
E. R. Nelson Named By State De-
partment of Agriculture As
First Agent Here
For the first time since Gulf
county was carved from Calhoun
county, farmers of the county will
have the advice and aid of a farn
agent in solving their problems.
E. R. Nelson, who has been in
Bay county for two months past on
a special assignment, has been
named by the state department of
agriculture as county agent for
Gulf county and the young man as-
sumed his duties today, opening an
office on the second floor of the
courthouse at Wewahitchka where
he will be at the service of anyone
calling on him .for assistance.
Mr. Nelson is a graduate of thr-
agricultural department of the Uni-
versity of Florida and knows the
problems of the farmer as well as
being up on crops and soils of the
Gaskin Seeks Re-election
As County Commissioner"
Jesse Gaskin, present chairman
of the board of county commission-
ers, announces in this issue of The
Star that he will be a candidate
for re-election as commissioner
from the Fourth district.
Mr. Gaskin, 30 years of age ana
married, is completing his first
term on the board. He states in
his announcement that he has at all
times worked for the best inter-
ests of the county and will con-
tinue so to do if returned to office.
He is opposed for the seat by
Claude Whaley and Thomas Grins-
Meeting of Health Unit
To Be At Apalachicola
Dr. R. J. Lamb, director of the
Franklin-Gulf County Health Unit,
states that a meeting of the unit
will be held next Friday, March 8,
at 2 o'clock in the new Franklin
county courthouse at Apalachicola
and urges every member of the
council to bring a friend.
Speakers will be John P. Ingle,
chairman of the State-wide Public
Health association; Dr. A. B. Mc-
Creary, state health officer; Dr.
Frank V. Chappell, director of
county health work, Dr. W. H.
Ball, director of children's bureau,
The largest big-mouth bass said
to -have been caught in Florida
was a 16%-pounder landed by
Mrs. Helen Davis of Toledo, Ohio,
fishing In Lake Apopka last week
Aid to make her day complete
and to provide her with material
to make the fishing folks back
home envious, she pulled in an-
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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.
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.
B. W. Eells In Race
"Night of Fun" For Representative
Stage Presentation at High School
Tonight Holds Promise of
What promises to be an evening
of gala -ntertainment will be pre-
sented at the high school audi-
torium tonight by the senior class
of the local school, with the fac-
ulty being impersonated by this
rising generation, and two skits.
The performance will be opened
by orchestral numbers by the
band, followed with a faculty im-
pet'sonation by the following:
Mr.- McPherson ... Glenn Ghimsley
Mr. Owens ........ Max Maddox
Mr. Parker ........... Earl Brown
Miss McClellan .... Opal Chavers
Mrs. Howell .... Margie Kirkland
Miss Meserve .. Florence Facione
Mrs. Kennington.Dorothy Trawickc
Mrs. Creech ..... Evelyn Tharpe
Mrs. Pridgeon .... Levetta Wilson
Mr. Farmer ...... Joe Lillenfele
A black-face comedy, "Lemme
See Yo' Tongue," will be pre-
sented by Glenn Grimsley as Dr.
Dumblum, and David Maddox as
Naphtha, the victim.
Concluding the evening's enter-
tainment will be a suspenseful
mystery play, "The Opening of a
Door" (even the name gives one
the creeps), with the following in
Esther Fraser.....Martha Hinson
Martin Fraser.......Paul Johnson
Mrs. Parrish........Levetta Wilson
Ruth Parrish.........Opal Chavers
Owen Bennett.......Al Schneider
Lottie ...........Florence Faciane
Tickets are now being sold by
members of the senior class, and
everyone is urged to secure one
and attend this affair tonight.
Costin Would Succeed
Self As 'Superintendent
Chauncey L. Costin, Gulf county
superintendent of public instruc-
tion, dropped in at The Star office
Wednesday with his announcement
for re-election to the position he
Mr. Costin stated that he be-
lieves he has worked for the best
interests of the schools of the
county during his incumbency ana
that he feels the electors will re-
turn him to office on the strength
other bass weighing 8/z pounds! of his record.
Long-Time Resident of Port St.
Joe Tosses Hat In and Gives
Planks In Platform
B. W. Eells, a resident of Port
St. Joe since 1916, present mem-
her of the board of city coemiC--
Sioners and who has previously
served as city commissioner and
mayor, this week announces his
candidacy for representative in the
legislature from Gulf county.
In making his announcement,
Mr. Eells outlined briefly what he
has in mind if elected, viz.: Ample
provisions for health units in co-
operation with the medical associa-
tion. Will strive' to furnish schools
equal to the best, with proper pay
for school teachers and a retire-
ment fund for them. Will work to
provide adequate provision for all
the aged and helpless. Provide
better protection for our forests
and encourage rehabilitation along
lines whereby a just and proper
return can be given counties
where forests are located. Better
protection of Florida's wild life and
Is in favor of amending our city
charter to make it more workable
and definite and provide that the
mayor of Port St. Jooe be elected
by the voters. Will work for abol-
ishment of boards where large
sums of money are being spent
without accomplishing any good,
except providing jobs for politi-
cians. Promises to represent all
the people and not one faction
Mr. Eells will be opposed by E.
Clay Lewis, Jr., incumbent, and W.
S. "Buddy" McLin.
Dramatic Club for City
Is Being Organized
Since a number of recent ama.
teur theatrical presentations drew
so much interest and attention,
plans are underway for the for-
mation of a dramatic club in this
city and anyone having leanings
in this direction is urged to at-
tend a meeting to be held Tues-
day, March 12, at the county health
The dramatic club will work in
conjunction with the local Welfare
League, and will turn the greater
part of proceeds over to the or-
ganization for charity work.
To Raise Funds
For Boy Scouts
Effort Being Made By Local Scout
Committee to Raise $300 to
Carry On Work
A drive got underway yesterday.
to raise $300 in Port St. Joe td-
carry on Boy Scout work in this
city' during the coming year, the
drive to continue for a week, or
longer if necessary.
M. P. Tomlinson, Scout execu-
tive, is In active charge of the
drive, and is being assisted by B.
B. Conklin, George Gore,. Byron
Eells, Jr.; Tom Owens, Roy Wil-
liams, Dwight Marshhall, R. G.
Porter and Henry Lilius.
Mr. Tomlinson stresses the fact
that the Boy Scout movement
instills in our youth the true spirit
of Americanism, Integrity and hon-
esty, and that actual figures show
that in all the reform schools of
the United States there are but 17
boys who had been Scouts, which
brings out the point, that a small
sum contributed now for operation
of the Scout troop may save the
taxpayers hundreds of dollars later
in convicting and sending to jail
some lad who, had he been a Boy
Scout, would not have taken the
Every citizen is urged to con-
tribute as much as possible to the
fund;, and should members of the
committee fall to contact you, you
,are urged 'to leave your donation
with Mr. Tomlinson at the city
Inspection Is Made' of
School Building Here
The Gulf county school board
met in this city Monday with J.
L. Graham, director of the state
school plant planning service, E.
D. Fichner, architect, and James
Stripling, school architect, for the
purpose of inspecting the local
high school building.
The structure was found to be
in good shape and a recommenda-
tion made that a new fire escape
be built and that fallen plaster be
The matter of constructing a
new building or remodeling the
present plant was tabled until a
report on the matter is receive
from the state department.
MRS. FREEMAN TAKES
OVER ROOMING HOUSE
Mrs. M. O. Freeman has taken
over the boarding house in the
T. H. Stone building at the corner
of Reid avenue and Third street
and will conduct it in future.
Mrs. Freeman, who is famed for
her excellent cuisine, sets a boun-
teous table and informs the public
that her dining room is open to
all for breakfast, lunch and din-
ner at extremely reasonable rates.
Next time you eat out, why not
drop in at Mrs. Freeman's.
S.S. Margaret of the Bull Line
sailed Wednesday for.Port Newark
with cargo of paper.
S.S. Dorothy of the Bull Line
sailed Tuesday for Port Newark
with cargo of paper.
S.S. Maiden Creek sailed Satur-
day for Puerto Rico with cargo of
S.S. Castana of the Consolidated
Molasses Corp. sailed Tuesday af-
ter discharging a cargo of fuel oil
for the St. Joe Paper company.
PAG TW TH TR OTS.JE UFCUTY LRD RDY AC ,14
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,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the.printed word remains.
AID TO FINLAND? SURE, BUT NOT
FROM OUR GOVERNMENT
Sentiment in this country is largely in fa-
vor of Finland in her military dispute with
gigantic Russia. But sentiment in favor of the
proposed United States loan to the be-
leaguered little northern nation is nowhere
near so strong. The editor of The Star feels
that financial aid to any warring country
should be extended through private sources-
such as Herbert Hoover's Finnish relief com-
mittee-,and not by the government.
We don't feel that way for reasons of econ-
omy-though Lord knows we could use some
in government-but for reasons of policy. A
loan to a -warring nation gives the United
States a direct financial interest in the out-
come of the war. And the next logical step
beyond financial intervention is military in-
tervention. If we let our sentiments entice
us into helping Finland, or any other coun-
try, we are immensely increasing the chances
of being drawninto a war which is none of
our concern, and which we should stay out oi.
On the other hand, the advocates of. gov-.
ernment financial aid to Finland regard such
arguments-to use Mr. Roosevelt's phrase-
as "unadulterated twaddle." The president
made a strong case for this position in his
talk the other day to the Youth Congress, in
which he argued that the chance of Russia
declaring war on us if we help Finland is too
ridiculous to be worth considering. And the
partisans of government help to the Finns
have some precedent on their side, for more
-than a year ago we loaned China $25,000,-
000 to help her in her undeclared war with
Japan, and the Japanese didn't make an is-
sue of it.
At any rate, irrespective of what side ot
this controversy history finally proves right,
there will be some hot debate when the Fin-
nish loan proposal comes to the floor of ccn-
gress. The odds now favor its passing, but
we're fervently hoping it will be killed-for
the sake of the youth of our country, who
would be the ones to give their lives should
we become embroiled in the European mess.
"Our public debt-national, state and local
-now averages $430 for every man, woman
and child in the country. The present genera-
tion has placed a mortgage on all the people
and on the property of all the people in order.
to prime the pump for the present genera-
tion."-Harry Flood Byrd, U. S. senator from
Virginia. This is a nice present to hand to
unborn generations. What will they think oi
the intelligence of their forefathers?
Next time you cuss the high cost of living,
don't blame it all on the farmer, manufac-
turer or retailer. Chances are that your duly
elected lawmakers, who are supposed to be
serving you, are largely to blame. Person-
ally, we're in favor of a campaign to plow un-
der laws which artificially raise or fix prices,
along with class taxes aimed at some particu-
lar kind of retailer. That's one way to hold
down the cost of living.
The key to Europe's future may lie in the
Balkans, as all through history it has been
easy to start wars in the Balkans, but dog-
gone hard to stop 'em.
DON'T LEND YOUR CAR
The most-quoted editorial that we have
seen in the state papers for a long time is
one from the Tarpon Springs Leader which
cautions car owners not to lend their cars to
unlicensed drivers. Here's the point: Every
driver of a car with a Florida license plate
must have a Florida driver's license whether
or not owner of the car.
Drivers of cars carrying out-of-state li-
cense plates, says The Leader, must have the
driver's license of that state, if it has a
drivers' license law, or a Florida driver's 11-
cense. Drivers of cars that bear license plates
of other states that do not require a driver's
license are free to drive here without one,
just as Floridians have done in past years
when this state had none.
But if you have come from some other state
and have purchased a Florida car tag so that
your children can attend Florida public
schools, or because you wish to enter busi-
ness or fill a job here, then you must have
a Florida driver's license, no matter how
many other state driver's licenses you may
possess. The purchase of the Florida license
plate made you a resident of this state, and
the state requires a driver's license. Lake
A TAX ON INCOME TAXES?
The bright boys up there in Washington, in
their desperation to find new sources to tax
to stave off the day of reckoning when the
heavy hand of taxation will fall "directly" on
the working man and average citizen to save
this country from bankruptcy, have hit upon
a new idea-namely, a tax upon income taxes
In other words, if you pay $100 income tax,
you would be assessed another $10 on that
tax. And if they managed to get away with
that, they'd probably put a 10 per cent tax on
the tax on the tax which, in the case of the
$10 on the $100, would add another $1, and
probably, if this worked, too, they'd tax the
tax on the tax on the tax, which would add
10 cents more-and so on until the tax be-
came so infinitesimal that even those boys
couldn't collect it.
"Boring from within" is an old radical
technique. The "borers" attempt to destroy a
government on a piecemeal basis. They move
slowly, and avoid the real issue. They use all
possible camouflage. They join or desert othet
groups as opportunism dictates. They make
every effort to keep the public confused and
at sea. And finally, if the boring technique.
succeeds, the public wakes up one fine day,
rubs its eyes in amazement, and discovers too
late the havoc wrought by the destruction.
In Yugoslavia the gasoline situation works
out to the satisfaction of nearly everybody
concerned. The fuel is so high the average
citizen can't buy it, but he wouldn't buy it
if he could as he has no car to put it in.--Ma-
con Telegraph. Which goes to show that we
in America are better off than the rest of the
world, as the average working man wouldn't
think of riding a bicycle to work, whereas in
Europe the bicycle is the accepted means of
locomotion for, the working class.
No matter what color it is painted, a pub-
lic debt is a debt, and it boils down to the
fact that the people pay no matter what
method the government takes to reduce it,
whether by higher taxes, inflation, confisca,
tion of property, cancellation or reduced re-
wards for labor.
Farmers are warned to be ready to take a
day off shortly after April 1, for there'll be
a fellow around to see 'em from the census
bureau and to get appropriate answers to 232
questions on Uncle Sam's questionnaire.
- The president says it's all right to keep
getting farther in debt if you have something
to show for it. Try that on your finance com-
pany some time.-Omaha World-Herald.
Damage toRoads creasing the department's 1940
revenues from gasoline taxes by
Totals $2,800,000 about $1,250,000 as the result of
less use of the highways by trucKs
Repair Work Will Curtail This carrying citrus and vegetable prod-
ucts to market.
Year's Program of Construc- With the decrease in gasoline
tion In the State revenue and the money required
for repairing the freeze damage,.
Instead of the $1,250,000 recently there is little prospect of new
estimated by the state highway highway construction, except with
federal aid funds, during 1940.
department as the amount of dam- ,federalaid funds, during 1940.
department as the amount of dam- Most of the damage occurred in
age 'done to Florida's roads by the the northern and central sections
unparalleled cold spell, the figures of the state, where road beds were
have been revised to $2,800,000- ripped and ridged when ground
Imo-e than double three original es- moisture froze and spewed in the
timate-which will result in de- record siege of cold.
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the first sign of a cold or cough."
Mentho-Mulsion is endorsed oy
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Mrs. M. 0: Freeman Announces
THE OPENING OF A
In the Building In Which the Griffin Grocery Is Located
ROOM AND BOARD
By the Week ................ 0
Dining Room Open to Public
Club Breakfast-6 to. 9 a. m 25c
Lunch--12 to 2 p. mr 35e
Dinner-6 to 8 p. m 35c
Quinyo onem Laundry
Suits and Dresses 35c
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Are You Ready for the Coming
of the Census Man?
Since every human being in the
United States is about to have the
census-taker come to his house and
write :down his name and many
facts with relation to him, this
may be a good time to give a
little thought to what it is all
When the Thirteen Colonies had
won their independence, back in
1782, and faced the task of estab-
lishing a new nation on the basis
of man's right to govern himself,
there were many. issues to be
settled. One of these was how to
set up a Congress that was to
make the laws.
One group held that each state
should be given an equal number
of representatives, regardless of
its population. Another group be-
lieved that the representation in
the law-making body should be in
proportion tb population. In the
end a compromise was reached un-
der which two law-making bodies
were established--a senate and a
house of representatives. The plan
provided that all the states should
have the same number of senators
but the members of the house of
representatives each should be
based on the number of people
who dwell within it.
Something New Under the Sun
This made it necessary that the
government should know at given
times how many people there were
in !the various states. So the
young nation of the West did an-
other new thing under the sun.
It wrote into its Constitution a re-
quirement that a census should be
taken each ten years.
At first the census was intended
to be a mere counting of the peo-
ple, but soon the government de-
cided that it would like to know
how many were slaves. It wanted
to know how many had to be taken
care of because they were blind.
It began counting people by sex
and age that it might determine
the number of its fighting men.
When the western states started
settling up they wanted to know
where their people came from,
and so place of birth was asked.
Questions began to be introduced
that would get facts about indus-
try, and agriculture, and how
many people were engaged in and
employed in each class of work.
The government was finding that
all these facts were valuable to
First Census In 1790
The first of these censuses was
taken in 1790, and in April, 1940,
the sixteenth (and by far the most
comprehensive of them all) will be
taken. In that single month some
one of an army of 120,000 census
workers will come to each dool,
will ask to see the father, or
mother, or someone else who
knows all about every member of
the family. He will nave a large,
stiff-backed folder with ruled cen-
sus sheets inside, and a fountain
pen in his hand. He will begin
immediately to ask questions. He
will want to know the name of the
father and the mother and of
every person who lives in the
house. He will ask the age, place
of birth, education, occupation and
many another fact about each one.
He will write all the answers down
in the proper places on his blank.
This will take 10 to 15 minutes,
depending on how many there are
in the family. When that is'done
the father or mother will think
the job is all over. Not so. There
is still.another blank to be filled
out. It deals entirely with the
house in which the. family lives.
The census-taker will want to
know of what material it is built,
how big it is, how old, its state of
repair, about the water supply, the
lighting, the heating. He will ask
if you own it and what it Is
worth, if there is a mortgage and
how much interest is paid. If the
house is not owned, he will want
to know what rent is paid.
That will be about all unless the
family lives on a farm. It it does,
the census-taker will have a fur-
ther list of questions about the
crops and the livestock.
Facts Helpful to All
With the answers to so many
questions about each family, stop
to think of the mass of facts that
will be piled up when the census-
takers have visited every one ot
the 33,000,000 households in tln
nation! What do you suppose can
be done that will make that infor-
mation of value to you and to me?
The answer is that facts may be
worked out of it that will be help-
ful to every one of us. Farmers,
for example, may learn from it
what crops to raise. The figures
will show that people do not eat
as many buckwheat cakes as they
once did, but are increasing their
demand for garden vegetables.
Manufacturers may be shown that
customers no longer buy as many
knickerbockers as slacks. Workers
may learn that they will get along
better if they acquire certain
skills. Boys in schools will be
shown that their chances for jobs
and careers will be best if they be-
come trained in some of the spe-
cial tasks of growing Industries
like motor transportation, air con-
ditioning, aviation or chemicals.
Girls will be shown that the de-
mand is increasing for teachers,
trained nurses, stenographers and
hair dressers. Any wise citizen
who studies the census returns can
find much to his advantage.
That is what the census is for-
to help the whole people. That is
the reason why each family should
be ready for the census-taker
when he comes and anxious to help
him in every way.
course versus the present course
T e L w wn of how to get into the snootiest
he Low wn sorority. And the boys would be
from taught manual training' so that it
Willi Swamp they got drownded out like I did
l s S m last week they would know what
Sto do 'stead of yippin' for some-
Editor The Star: body to come in and do it for 'em.
Was too busy last week bailing We been givin' our young folks
the water outen my house down too much for the head-and too
here in the swamp to write you, little for the hand. But it ain't
but it won't happen again as I've their fault.
boosted her up on six-foot stilts My plan would lighten up the
and now I can fish right off my number goin' to the university as
front porch. freshmen and who now rattle
While I was raisin' the shack I around there for a year, aimless.
got to thinking' that our present sys- And in this school I would also
ter of schools ought be changed, teach Babrius. He is the duck
What we ought have is a post- who compiled into book form the
graduate high school to take the stories of Aesop-about 400 B. C.
high school graduates and keep And when our offspring reach
'em for a year before s'endin' 'em 21 they will know two-bits from
over to Gainesville to clutter up two dollars-also a hoot owl from
the university campus. a turtle dove, on election day.
In this here one year spell the Yours with the low down,
gals would get a home-makin' JO SERRA.
Capra's 'Mr. Smith' Kipling Tale Plays
Greatest Romantic Last Times Today
Drama of the Year
Jean Arthur and James Stewart
Head Cast In Stirring Story of
Adventure At Washington
Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes
to Washington," playing Sunday
and Monday at the Port theater,
is said to be the greatest picture
ever to come out of Hollywood. It
co-stars Jean Arthur and James
Stewart and is richly embellished
with human touches, heart-warm-
ing in narrative and stirring in
. The story, briefly, concerns a
"typical" young man, played by
Stewart, who has high concepts of
his public duty. A fellow who likes
boys, he quite naturally becomes a
leader of Boy Rangers in his town.
When he and the Rangers put out
a dangerous forest fire, the stage
is set for a miracle in his life.
Stewart, now a local hero, is ap-
pointed to the United States sen-
ate to fill an unexpired term. He
is wined and dined, then sent to
what he considers one of the high-
est offices in the land.
He is correct in his starry-eyed
belief in the integrity of states-
manship, but he doesn't know that
in addition to statesmen there are
politicians. He has been appointed
for a particular purpose, and by a
corrupt state machine.
What young Senator Jefferson
Smith does when he is disillu-
sioned is extraordinary. It will
keep the audience on the edge of
the seats, laughing and crying by
turn, and always spellbound.
Confucius Say: "When candidate
thump chest, say word good as
bond, good time remember many
bonds no good."
"The Light That Failed" Is Thrill-
ing Story of Romance and
Rudyard Kipling's most famous
novel, "The Light That Failed,'
starring Ronald Colman with Wal-
ter Huston, Ida Lupino, Muriel
Angelus and Dudley Digges, plays
on the screen at the Port theater
for the last times today.
The story covers a period of 20
years in tracing the love story of
Dick Heldar, soldier-of-fortune, and
Maisie, the girl whom he loves,
from the time they were children
on the Cornish coast, until the pic-
ture reaches its mighty climax on
a Sudan battlefield, where Fuzzy<
Wuzzles, savage warriors of the
Sudan, do their darndest but are
repulsed in a brilliant cavalry
charge which is one of the most
exciting things' ever recorded by
the motion picture camera.
The role of Heldar is portrayed
by Colman, while the part of Mal-
sie is played by Miss Angelus.
Mr. Kangaroo: "Annie, where Is
Mrs. Kangaroo: "My goodness,
I've had my pocket picked!"
Turks care nothing tor strong
drink-but they smoke pipes that
would floor a mule.
Uncle Samuel is spending money
like a bride in a ladies' ready-to-
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Dr. Miles Nervine is also made in Ef.e.
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70 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1940
DISTRICT NO. 1- (Wewahitchka)
Having received much encour-
agement,- I hereby announce my
candidacy for County Commis-
sioner, District No. 1, subject to
the Democratic primaries in May.
I will appreciate th'e vote and in,
fllence of the people -of Gull
county, and if elected I promise to
faithfully perform the duties of
the office,' and as 'far as one' of
the members :of the five-member
board can, possibly do so, -I prom-
ise a progressive. and economical
C. F. HANLON
I hereby' place my:candidacy be-
fore the voters 6f. Gulf county for
re-election 'as sheriff; .subject to
your action in the coming primary
in May, if you consider voting for
me,. .1 promise thafi I will giV a
fair and square deal to Wil,';a '1:
have in' the pait:. '. 'TLYour vote
and influence.-will -be- appreciated.
', ,,Thank YO ~',:,
BYRD E. PARKERXI.,
FOR 'STATE SENATOR
To the Voters-of Gulf County:
. I hereby announce my candidacy
for State Senator fr4m the Twenty-
fifth Senatorial District :(comprls
ing Gulf, Bay, Washington and
Calhoun counties) subject to tlhe
Democratic primaries to be held
next May, and solicit your vote
If elected I will represent you,
conscientiously -and to the very
best of my ability.
J. I. HENTZ
FOR COUNTY JUDGE
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Judge -of
Gulf County subject to the action
of the Democratic Primary. If I
am honored by nomination, I pledge
myself to the same impartial, eco-
nomical and honest administration
: am now endeavoring to give. I
hope that I may merit the support
of Gulf County Denlocrats.' .
THOSE. R. L. CARTER
I hereby airnounoe my candidacy
for renomination as' your Repre-
sentative in the 'Legislature.. Any
elaborate promises whi6h I 'might
make at this tlle wbUtud be wholly
out of place and would:mislead no
one. The people will and should
judge me on my record as a citi-
zen and as a Legislator. If -thqt
record is such that I merit your
continued confidence and support,
then I will appreciate your vote
and support and will, if elected,
represent you to the very best of
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR.
DISTRICT NO. 3
I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner, District
No. 3, subject to the Democratic
Primary in May. If elected, I
promise to give fair and impartial
administration in all matters com-
ing before the Board to the best
of my ability and the interest of
the general public. Your vote and
influence will be greatly appreci-
ROY B. WHITFIELD
FOR COUNTY JUDGE
I hereby announce my candid
for the office of County Judg
Gulf County, subject to the wi
the voters at the May primary.
alizing the importance of this
fice as a potent factor in the
of the county and its interest
feel that I am well qualified for
position. If I am honored as
preference, I promise to give
impartial administration and
conduct the duties of the office
the best interests of all the pec
D. H. "Hamp" BYNU1I
your Tuii~ htUti..lgag Sens!ao
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Gulf County, subject to
the Democratic Primary in May.
If elected, I pledge fairness and
impartiality in all the services con-
nected w:th this office. Your vote
and support will be deeply appre-
J. R. HUNTER
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
"Hamp" Bynum Places Order for
Printing At 2 o'Clock and
Gets It At 4
Demonstrating the prompt-
ness with- ,which The Star job
printing department turns out
rush orders, D. H. "Hamp" By-
num, a resident of Gulf county
since 1911, who is a :candidate
for county judge, hobbled into
our office Monday afternoon at
2 oclock (we. use -the word
"hobbled" because Hamp- s on
crutches due to the loss of his
left foot recently in an accident)
and wanted 2000 political cards
right away, if not sooner.
That was a pretty stiff order,
but we ,hopped torit, and at 3:50
Hamp had his cards---nd did he
admire the job and praise us for
our speed!. .
Hamp.has 'taken for:-his cam-
paign:, slogan: "Consult' *your
neighbor as to my qualifications
and. past record," to which he
might add: ., ., and go to
The Star when you want- first
class printing'in a hurry."
He carefully removed two cigars
from his -vest pocket and' placeC
them on the table. Then he opened
I' But -the girl did not rush .into
them. "You," she said coldly,
"have loved before."-Pathfinder.
We are informed that all species
of game birds taste better if
cooled 24 hours. We tried it, but
that's too long to fan any bird!
Paid Political Advertising-
Supervisor of Registration
I heregy announce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of
Supervisor of Registration of Gulf
County, subject to the action of
the Democratic Primary. 1' have
enldeavored td give efficient service
during my present term and if re-
elected I will contindel to serve ih
the future as in the past. I will
appreciate your influence and sup-
Respectfully yours' fpr service,
C. G. RISH
Supervisor pf. Registration
DISTRICT 5- (Port 'St- Joe)
:. hereby announce my candidacy:
for the office: .of County Com-
Smissioner, District -Five, subject
to the Democratic Primary. -
I respectfully solicit your vote
and support.- :
GEORGE G. TAPPER
DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe)
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Commis-
s!oner, District Five, subject to
the Democratic primary.
I respectfully solicit your vote
I His candidacy is good news
to all Floridians who insist
upon intelligence, integrity
and statesmanship as qualifi-
cations for public service.-
Pairt Political Advt.
Re-elect U. S. Senator
CHARLES 0. ANDREWS
sented in the legislature by a guy
2863.6 feet along the North boun-
who knew something about law
To Late toCasSify than by one who didn't, for, after
Too Lae to0 1 all, the legislature is a law-makin"
By RUSSELL KAY body. I'll grant you that a lot of
lawyers get themselves so messed
up with legal language that before
And while these scientists are they get through they .don't know
all humped over their test tubes what they're talking' about, and no-
they might try and see it they body else does until the supreme
can't discover what it is that court strokes its manly chin and
makes folks who are otherwise makes a wild guess.'
sane ~hd normal, suddenly break Nevertheless, I still contend that
out with a rash announcement and a little knowledge of basic law is
then start to stagger around beg- a pretty good thing for a member
gin' people to support 'em. of the legislature to have in his
I see some of the papers are-kit of. tools when he takes office.
.still talking' about the governor's But the important thing is. to get
"race." Well, it may have been a a chap who can think straight,
race a while back, but now it looks shoot square, and is sincere in his
more like a stampede or an epi- efforts to serve not only the peo-
demic. And when that wild hero pie of his own section, but the
really gets goin', boy, what a lot state as a whole, a fellow who can
of dust they'll throw in our eyes:i listen to the lobby crowd andi at
After reading' over most of the the same time keep his eye on the
platforms dished out by the varl- ball,and not let anybody, push him
ous candidates, I've come to the around or lead him by the nose.
conclusion that a lot of newspaper I know that fiidin' such a man
boys have been wastin' their time is ;a big order but if you want
setting' the darn things over and better government, .now's the time
over again.. What they ought to to really .s.trt thinking' about it.
do is: just take any one of 'em, Look over the field, of candidates
mark it "Stet" and leave t lyi-. an.d .weigh,.,each man as to his
on the-stone by the masthead; an, qualifications. If ,none. f them
as additional. hopefuls announce, meets the high standard you havb
all they'd have to do is just change set,,:get with your neighbors and'
the name and they'd save a heluva friends, and. draft a man who does,
lot. of costly composition. and then ELECT HIM.
And the unfortunate part of it is -'. r- ,'i
a lot of folks read these platforms LEGAL--ADVEBTISING
or listen to the promises and ,
pledges these candidates make N e is heT I C E th'
Notice is hereby given that'the
from the stump, and actually be- Trustees of the Internal Ihpimlrde-
lieve that when the guy thumps ment Fund of the State of Florida
ihis chest and shouts "Elect me will hold a meeting at,12 o'clock
your governor and I'1 do so and Noon, Tuesday,.March 19, 1940, at
se r y cn ad wl Tallahassee, Florida, to consider
such," that he really can and will tl sale of the following described
do as he says., submerged land in GULF County,
But friends, they won't because Florida:
they can't. A governor may be for A tract .of land lying in Frac-
Stional Section 35 Township- 7
economy, he may be for old age South, Range 11 West and' Frac-
pensions, he may be for labor and tiod`al Section 2,- Township 8
a thousand other things, but there South, Range 11 West, described
'is darn little he can do about it by metes and bounds as follows:
if the legislate h s to Commence at the Northeast cor-
i the legislature happens to dis- er of Fractional Section 2,
agree with him. Of course, he can Township 8; South; -Range 11
plead with them and exercise his West,-'and -run thence .West
veto like Fred did, but even that 2,863.6 feet along the North-boun-
hp hm if te lgis e dary line of said Fractional 2 to
won't help him if the legislature ~is Ioint of interOectiof with the
should happen to get up on its ear ottsidd 'line'of the existing bulk-
and override him. head .of;ithe- St. Joe Paper Com-
Why, if the average guberna-i pany Dock,. said point being the
toral candidate cod do hal the ,point of beginning of the tract
trial candidate could do hal the hreinafter described: From said
things he promises to do, there podit of beginning run thence
just wouldn't be any need of send- South 16 degrees. 52 .minutes
ing a lot of senators and represen- :East .159.55 feet along the out-
tatives to Tallahassee. Now while nide. lint e of saidbulkhad to a
Sepoint; thence Noi'th 8 'degrees
a candidate may talk like Santa ,39' minutes West 61.3 feet: to a
Claus, just between you and me,' point; .thence North 15 degrees
it's the legislature that really 15 minutes West 454.2 feet to a
wears the white whiskers and' point on the outside line of the
wears the white whiskers and north retu t the existing
they are the boys you'd better bulkhead, thence South 33 de-
write your letters to when you grees 08 minutes West 28.2 feet
want something in your stocking; along the -outside line of the
North return of said' bulkhead
.And don't forget that the gover- to a point; thence South 16 de-
nor, whoever he happens to be, grees 52 minutes East 336.75 feet
will have to hang up his little along the outside line of said
stocking just like the rest of uq. bulkhead to the point of begin-
You folks can go ahead and get ning, containing 0.16 of an acre
You folks can go ahead and get more or less.
all mesmerized and flamdoodled ALSO a tract of land lying rn
about this governor's race if you Fractional Section 2, Township 8
want to, but if you take my advice South, Range 11 West described
you'll do your free thinking' an by metes and bounds as follows:
Commence at the Northeast cor-
deep cogitatin' on the problem ot lier of said- Fractional Section 2,
election' a few bang-up senators and Township 8 South, Range 11
representatives. They're the boys West, and run thence West
2,863.6 feet along the North boun-
that hold the whip hand. dary line of said Fractional Sec-
Accordin' to the rules we'r, tion 2 to its point of intersection
playing' under now, it's the "ayes'- with the outside line of the ex-
in the legislature and not the "I's" isting bulkhead of the St. Joe
really count, Paper Company Dock, thence
on the stump that really coun, South 16 degrees 52 minutes
and you better be darn sure what East 828.7 feet along the outside
kind of "aye's" the senator or rep- line of said bulkhead to the point
resentative from your section are of beginning of the tract herein-
apt to be kin' when they get t after described: From said point
apt to be main' when they get to f beginning run thence South 16
Tallahassee. The time to find out degrees 52 minutes East 565.9
about this is before you send 'em feet along the outside line of
there. said bulkhead to the Southwest
Sk corner of the said St. Joe Paper
Now you hear a lot of loose talk Company Dock, thence East 76
about our needin' more business feet to a point; thence North 25
men in the legislature. That may degrees 30 minutes West 48 feet
be right, but remember a man may to a point; thence North 16 Cie-
be a howling success in one par- to a point thence North 37 de-
ticular line of business and when grees 15 minutes West 203.3 feet
you yank him out of that and slam to the point of beginning, con-
him headlong into some other taining 0.82 of an acre, more or
kind that he doesn't know any- AND,
thing about, nine chances out of A tract of land lying in Fraction-
ten he turns out to be a total loss. al Section 2. Township 8 South,
The thing we need in government Range 11 West described by
metes and bounds as follows:
today above everything else is Commence at the Northeast cor-
good old fashioned horse sense. ner of said Fractional Section 2,
Personally, I'd rather be repre. Township 8 South. Range 11
.. .- .. Wpt and run thence West
FRIDAY, MARCH 1; 1940
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 the out-
side line of said bulkhead to the
Southwest corner of the St. Joe
.Paper Company Dock, which
is 'the point 'oft beginning of
the -tract hereinafter described:
From -said point of beginning run
thence. East 76, 'feet to ia 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 mm-
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-
utes -5 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 feet,
more or less, along the outside
line of said bulkhead to the
point. -Of beginning,- containing
4.12 acres, more or less.
A tract"' lands lying in Frac-
tional Sections 1: and 2, Town-
A hip 8 South',; Range: 11 West
described by metes and. bounds
as follows: Commence' at the
Northeast- corner of- said Frac-
tional Section 2, Township b
South Rahnge 1l'West; and run
thence' West' 2'863. :feet" 'along
the North boundary line of saia
Fractional Section 2 :t lts point
Of intersection with the outside
line of the: existing bulkhead of
the St. Joe '-Paper" Company
Dock, thence South 16 degrees
52'" miliiites ':*East,- 2394.6 feet
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 point ,
thence North 82 degrees 13 min-
utes East 455.4 feet along the
outside line of the South return
of said"' bulkhead- to a point,
thence North'40 degrees 00 min-
utes West i231.5 fedt to a point;
thence South 50 degrees 00 min-
utes West 100 feet to a point;
thence" North 21 :degrees 20 min-
utes West-171.56 feet to a point;
thence South 73 degrees 07 min-
utes 45 seconds 'West 491.74 feet
to the point' of' beginning, con-
taining 3.06 acres, more or less.
This notice is published in com-
pliance with 'Section l1062 of the
Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida, thatl'iany person or persons
;who may have objections 't said
sale -inar -har. :an :.opportunity to
;present the same on date of sale
Q.;therein- ifotvdbd.'"' -
('"ByEorder"of the -Trustees of the
;Internal Improvement Fund.
I FRED P. CONE,
F. C. ELLIOT, Secretary.
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
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, wit-
ness my signature and Seal of the
Corporation this 1st day of Febru-
LEE N. CROWLEY,
(SEAL) Chairman of the Board
Attest: E. F. DOWNEY,
2-9 3-29 Secretary.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,,FLOR
IDA. IN CHANCERY.
WALTER CLIFFORD, Plaintiff,
vs. KATHARINE C. CLIFFORD,
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO: Katharine C. Clifford, 1303
North Seventh Street, Tacoma,
It is hereby ordered that you are
required to appear on the 1st day
of April, 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 20th day of
February, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in
the State and County aforesaid.
J. R. HUNTER,
(Court Clerk Circuit Court
Seal) Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., 3-1
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 3-29
IAV, MAIl 1 TH S
HELD AT LOCAL CHURCH
Six churches were represented
at the Baptist Training Union con-
ference, held at the First Baptist
church in this city. Tuesday. The
theme for the meeting was "Reach-.
ing the Last Church Member."
Following the devotional and
song service, opening remarks
-Yere given by O. K. Rafford, sec-
retary of othe Training Union for
the State of Florida. "Habits We
Desire to See Every Church Mem-
ber Form" was given by Charles
Stuckey and Flora Mae Cason of
Port St. Joe, Mrs. Earl Creel ana
.Mrs. Ruth Gwynn of Apalachicola,
Gene Stewart, Mary Cooper ant
Dorothy Fay of Panama City, and
0. K. Radford of Jacksonville.
Dr. C. M. Brittain, executive sec-
retary of the state mission board,
spoke on "Ideals for Every Church
Member," and "There Is a Place
for Every Church Member" was
given by Maines Rawls, associates
secretary of Georgia. "Holding the
Lost One" was by Miss Effie Sut-
ton, manager of the Baptist Book
Store, Jacksonville, and "Every
Church Member Should Be 'In-
formed" was an open discussion
led by Dr. Allen S. Cutts, superin
tendent of evangelism.
SThese talks were followed by the
"Better Speakers Tournament," the
winner of which, was Miss Alma
Baggett of Port St. Joe, who will
be entitled to a trip to Daytona
Beach next month to compete with
associational winners from all sec-
tions of the state, with the winne-
there going to Ridgecrest in July.
The evening service was opened
with song, after which the inter-
mediate sword drill was held, the
winner being Vernice Nichols of
Special music, "When They Ring
Those Golden Bells,' by Maines
Rawls, 'was followed with. a talk
by Mr. Rawls, on "Trained Church
Members Serve Best In the Asso-
"Reaching the Last Church
Member" was given in three parts
by Dr. Brittain, Dr. Cutts anid Rev.
C. L. Wattenbarger, state evange-
MEETS AT CHURCH
The Episcopal Auxiliary held its
regular pre-Lenten study at thm
church Tuesday afternoon. Rev.
Frank Dearing of Panama City led
the study, after which a discussion
was held and plans made for ob-
taining prayer benches for the
Duke Johnston, editor of the
Apalachicola Times, and Hat Hoft-
man, Apalachicola postmaster, vis-
ited in this city Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles Mahon returned
last week from Milton where she
was the guest of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gor-
don Warren, for some time.
R. L. Brown of Wewahitchka
was in the city Monday on busi-
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Costin and
children of Wewahitchka spent
Saturday in the city, guests of
Mrs. R. A. Costin.
Mrs. Sammie Davis was a bust-
ness visitor in Panama City on
Thursday of last week.
Mrs. H. D. Marks Sr., of Apa-
iTi n,1, wnsn 1th mest1 T Cuesday
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET
Announcement is made that the
Port St. Joe Woman's club will
meet next Wednesday afternoon at
MRS. MADDOX HOSTESS
TO W. M. S. CIRCLE
Mrs. John Maddox was hostess
to Circle No. 2 of the Methodisi
Missionary, society Monday after-
acon at the home of Mrs. G. C.
Adkins on Woodward avenue. The
meeting -was called to order by the
chairman, Mrs. Charles Brown,
and the Lord's Prayer repeated in
The program, with Mrs. R. H:
Brinson in charge, was presented
as follows: "The Life of Ruth and
Naomi," by Mrs." Brown, followed
with an open discussion led by
Mrs. Ralph Swatts.
At the next meeting, the life ot
Esther will' be studied.
METS WITH MRS. PROWS
The Presbyterian Auxiliary was
entertained 'Monday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. P..D. Prows on.
Eighth street, with nine members
Mrs. Claude Adams presented
the program for the afternoon on
the topic, "Our Church In Action,"
pointing out the accomplishments
by the church and setting goals
for the'coming year for the auxili-
ary. After the business and study,
the hostess served sandwiches, hot
tea and cookies.
JUNIOR GIRLS AUXILIARY
IN BUSINESS MEETING
Th'e Junior Girls' Auxiliary held
its regular business meeting of the
month at the church Tuesday at-
eirnon with Mary Helen Gang-
neiux as leader. The meeting was
opened) with' song, followed by
reading of the 24th Psalm by the
leader. Reports and discussion o;
the work of various committees
for the past month were heard af-
ter which the session was dis-
missed with prayer by Hazel-Ca-
son. Seven members were present.
BAPTIST CIRCLES IN
SURPRISE FOR MRS. LAWSON
The three circles of the Baptist
Missionary society presented Mrs.
A. D. Lawson with a surprise
shower last Friday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. C. G. Costin on
Monument avenue. Games and con-
tests were enjoyed after which
many lovely and attractive gift
were presented to the nonoree.
Refreshments were served to about
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
WITH MRS. BOYER
Mrs. C. E. Boyer entertained the
members of the J. A. M. club Mon-
'day evening at her home in Oak
Grove. Following an hour of sew-
ing and chatting, the hostess
served a delicious salad plate, des-
sert and coffee to Mesdames B. A.
Pridgeon, Florazell Connell, A. D.
Lawson, E. C. Pridgeon, W. C.
Pridgeon and W. H. Howell, Miss
Myrtice Coody and invited guest,
Mrs. O. M. Morton.
CHOIR PRESENTS PROGRAM
The members of the St. Andrews
church choir of Panama City vis-
ited in this city Sunday evening
and presented a special program
of Lenten music at the St. James
1acli1iCSa wastne LUL S I ucoa as e
of Mr. and Mrs. George Patton. Born, Monday, February 26, to
St *f Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Tucker, a 73%-
Lewis Perritt spent last Friday pound son, who has been named
in Panama City, the guest of his Thomas, Jr.
mother, Mrs. J. J. Perritt. *
a 1 Mrs. J. C. Bradbury was called
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bynum. of to Elizabeth, La., Sunday due to
Wewahitchka visited here k1onday. the death of her father.
MRS. RUSH CHISM IS
HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. Rush Chism was hostess
Tuesday evening to her bridge
club at her home on Woodward
avenue. The Easter motif was car-
ried out in the decorations in the
living room where the guests were
entertained. Favors presented also
aided in carrying out the decora-
At the conclusion of play, prizes
were awarded to Mrs. W. A. Wood
high, Mrs. George Hudson, second
high' adrd -Mrs. John Sowers,
traveling, after which the hostess
served. deviled eggs, ham sand-
wiches, potato chips and iced
drinks to Mesdames W. A. Wood,
George Hudson, John Sowers, B. J.
Hull, Ralph Carter, Billy Allen and
LEGION AUXILIARY NAMES
The American Legion Auxiliary
held its regular meeting at the
Legion hut last Friday night with
the president, Mrs. Lois VanHorn,
presiding. Following the regular
opening routine, a short business
session was held at which time a
nominating committee composer
of Mrs. M. L. Fuller and Mrs. W.
C. Pridgeon of Port St. Joe and
Mrs. Gadi White, Mrs. Davis ann
Mrs. B. E. Parker of Wewahitchka,
was appointed, action to be taken
on nominations at the called meet-
ing held last night at the hut.
The meeting was then adjourned.
CIRCLE 1, METHODIST W. M. S.
MEETS AT BEACON H!LL
Circle No. 1 of the Methodist
Missionary society was entertained
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. T. S. Gibson at Beacon Hill,
with the chairman, Mrs. M. L.
fuller, in charge.
Sentence prayers opened the
meeting, after which the devotion-
al, Romans 12th chapter, was
given by Mrs. W. E. Boyd. An in-
teresting talk on "Lifting Our Hor-
izons to Fields Afar" was pre-
sented by Mrs. M. L. Fuller, and
"Maintaining the Spiritual Glow"
by Mrs. Boyd.
At the conclusion of' a short
business session, delectable re-
freshments were served by the
BAPTIST CIRCLES IN
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The circles of the Baptist Mis-
sionary society held their regular
Royal Service of the month in the
church Monday afternoon, with
the Martha circle presenting the
The theme for the year, "Stead-
fast Purpose In the Changmng
World," and the topic for the
month, "The Commission to Carry
On," were presented, following
which the Year Hymn was sgng
and the Bible study, "The Mis-
sionary Heart," was given, with
prayer by Mrs. A. E. McCaskey.
,"The Call to Witness" was
given by Mrs. Charles McClellan,
"Power for the Task" was pre-
sented by Mrs. W. H. Howell, and
"Victories In Witnessing" by Mrs.
E. B. Dendy. Mrs. J. Fillingim
gave a talk on "Some Early Wit-
nesses" and Mrs. Moran gave
"The Call to Witness," after which
a prayer was led by Mrs. J. W.
Sisemore. "Southwide Evangelism"
was presented by Mrs. J. R. Holli-
day, "The Witness of Good Will
Centers" by Mrs. McCaskey, and
"Enlarging Service" by Mrs. J. O.
A short business session was
held and the meeting dismissed by
repeating the Mispah.
Gerald McGill returned to the
city last week from Panama City
where he spent several days with
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Two lots in Bay Ridge
Subdivision in block adjoining
new high school. If interested.
write Mrs. E. G. Power, 1120
10th Place South, Birmingham.
ROOMS FOR 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
Kid finish. All sixes-Mrs., Miss,
Mr. and Mrs. or Gentlemen.
$1.00 for 50 $1.50 for 100
50 Invitations with Envelopes
THE S T.AR
SGeraldine Jefrey Gld Ga iG
FITZGERALD LYNN *GEORGE *PAGE
THRILL NO. 2
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
BASS SEASON CLOSES 15th
Claims Allowed Disciples of Izaak Walton are
reminded that if they want to
catch up on their 'bass fishing,
The following claims against the which was interrupted by the re-
city were okehed and ordered paid cent cold weather, they had better
by the board of city commision- do so at once, as the season for
ers at their last meeting: the .taking of this game fish will
Water and Sewer Fund close March 15. And, too, the
W. D. Dare ...............$ .50 closed season on all species of
St. Joe Texaco Service .... 39.95 fresh water fish in Gulf county
Gulf Oil Corp. ............ 48.56 will be effective during April and
The Star ................. 10.25 May.
Florida Power Corp. ......134.00
City Treasury ............. 51.83 44)
Jean Thompson ...........$ 5.3)
W. D. Dare .............. 50
J. L. Sharit ............... 22.00
Sherrill Oil Co. .......... .72.35
Gulf Hardware Co. ........ 23.22
St. Joe Texaco Service.... 23.1D
Standard Oil Co. ......... 33.71
J. L. Sharit ............. 30.2 Last Times Today!
City Water Dept......... 11.45
Black Cat Cafe .......... 24.50
G. H. Lattimore ......... 3.83
St. Joe Sentinel ......... 11.66
D. B. Lewis ............. 8.50
St. Joe Motor Co. ....... 10.00 WALTER HUSTOMN
T. M. Godwin ............ 10.00 1 ..,.o
Miles 10c Store .......... 3.92
H. & W. B. Drew Co...... 28.99 Lew Lehr Comedy News
Hartford Indemnity Co. .. 10.00 SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Florida Power Corp...... 56.09
St. Joe Telephone Co....... 8.19 BRAND NEW 4
St. Joe Motor Co. ........ 13.75 SMASH.HITS
City Treasury ........... 23.2 r
American LaFrance Corp.. 1025.00 W ILLIAM BOYD
State Motor Vehicle Cor. 6.7b
Florida Power Corp. ..... 89.30 As HOPALONG CASSIDY
M. P. Tomlinson ......... 150.00
Troy Jones .............. 125.00 "P art lners Of
A. H. Matthews ........... 17.50
W. B. Dykes ............. 60.00 -e Pl .)
H. J. Jackson ............ 40.00 th e
Gene Gilford ............ 40.00
E. Clay Lewis, Jr. ....... 25.00 -- HIT NO. 2
Mrs. Anne Harrell ....... 60.00
B. W Eells .............. 10.00
B. A. Pridgeon ........... 10.00
J. L. Sharit ............. 10.00
W. D. Dare .............. 110.00 Si'p~I' I[ g[1ig?'
------W- WARNERBROSlst NATIONAL
Rev: and Mrs. J. W. Sisemore "Overland With Kit Carson"
and son, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bag-
gett, Mr. and Mrs. A., E. McCas-
key and Al White attended the ot- SUNDAY MONDAY
ficers and leaders conference or MARCH 3 and 4
the Baptist Union held Sunday in-
Panama City. F & ... ,
Mrs. Guy Little and daughter of U "
Apalachicola were guests Tuesday"
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahon. J-.' -
.Miss Maxie Ferrell, who has ARTS U T '
spent the past few months as a EAN A TH R *'JAMES .
student at Camp Roosevelt, re- Color Cartoon News
turned home Monday night. She ,g>> <
expects to return to Camp Roose
velt next month tu resume hei TUESDAY, MARCH 5
studies. BRAND NEW
B. A. Cogdill and G. B. Sheffield
of Lakeland spent Monday in this EVERY WOMAN AND MAN
city on business. YIILL REVEL IN THIS STORY
iy. OF THE BEGINNING OF .IFE!
W. E. Edwards and Basil Ken-
ney were business visitors Monday
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MARCH 1 1940
PAESXTESAPR T.JE UFCUTFOID RDY AC- ,14
S4 THE TATTLER
Editor-in-Chief. Florence Facione
Asst. Editor......Al Schneider
SSociety Editor..Martha Hinson
Joke Editors ......... Glenn
Grimsley and P. K. Johnson
Reporters .............. Opal
Chavers and Levetta Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Westbrook
of Mobile expect to spend the
week-end iii the city, guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Howell.
Mrs. Dell Mahon, Mrs. H. R.
Saunders and Mrs. R. O. Calloway
spent Monday in Panama City.
Sammy Patrick of Wewahitchka
was a business visitor in the city
J. E. Rollins of Sebring is spend-
ing this week here with his family.
Confucius Say: "Political differ-
ence good thing; political indiffer-
ence what hurt country."
Sees All, Knows All, Tells All About Port St. Joe High School
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!
Come one ConQe all! ..You are
requested to .attend, ,the senior
"Night of Fun," .a variety, ihoiw.
to be .presented at the school au-
ditorium tonight at 8 o'clock.
Thx participants, of our .sr ws
guarantee you an hour awd a half
'of music, fun, thrills and home-
For music, we have the high
school orchestra, which will play
15 minutes of popular tunes of to-
day. Fun and laughter, come from
a skit originated, by three of the
high school teachers. ,Also a on. -
act blackface minstrel, "Lemme,
See Yo' Tongue." Six members ot
the senior class.will..give you .youl
thrills and chills with a one-act
supernatural play, "The Opening
of a Door." Bring your comb with
you, as the -hair un your head will
stand straight up with fright.
'Adios, we hope we have, a date
with you for tonight. at the high
school auditorium. The admission
is 15 cents for children and 25
cents for adults.
Paid Political Advertising
To the Voters of Gulf County:
I hereby announce my candidacy
for Representative in the Legisla-
ture, subject to the Democratic
Primaries in May. Having lived in
Port St. Joe for the past 23 years,
1 believe no one knows .the wishes
'f "'e citizenry better than I. Hav-
ing had much,to do with the coun-
ty's development' and active in its
civic affairs, Including school and
industrial development, I feel that
as your. Representative I can con-
tinue to serve the best interests of
Gulf county. Your support and
vote will be appreciated.
B. W. EELLS
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO
By P. K. JOHNSON
Last Thursday when we had
chapel, it came time to sing the
song, "God Bless America," by
Irving Berlin, and we did not know
the verse. We knew only the
chorus. But what got me was that
we should know by memory the
whole song, because not only the
tune but the words and the mean-
ing of "God Bless America."
It is the opinion of this corner
that we, each home room, learn
this song so that every Friday
morning when we have assembly
we can sing out, and I dare say
that it will make everyone that
sings it feel better after they have
We are also going to take this
up in council meeting ,next week
and try to get all the home rooms
to do this.
The seniors wish to thank those
merchants for the use of space in
their show windows where we
placed our posters. Also we want
to thank the two furniture stores,
Chavers-Fowhand and Danley's, for
use of furniture for the stage.
We appreciate very much Editoi
Bill of The Star having given us
poster paper and space on the
front page for promoting our
"Night of Fun."-Seniors.
REST AWHILE WITH A SMILE
By the Joke Editor
Speaking of poets, it reminds me
that Ed Hufft ought to be a poet
as his feet are Longfellows. 1
asked onre pupil had he heard
IPne's "Raven." and he replied:
Superintendent of Public "Raving-I didn't even know he
Instruction was mad."
eemoctic Electors The seniors' are very busy this
To the Demcratic Electors week, so this corner is going to
of Gulf County: b skimpy. As the man said when
I hereby announce my candidacy e b a bighe man r 10 cents:
for renomination to the office of Gee, that's a 'good buy." So
Superintendent of Public Intruc- 'goo o
tion, Gulf County, subject to the long now. __
Democratic Primary May 7th. .If
nominated and elected in Novem- Planets Stage
ber, 1 promise to continue to serve
you to the best of my ability. Unu u l Show
CHAUNCEY L. COSTING
COUNTY COMMISSIONER i Five Appear Together On Western
I hereby announce my candidacy Horizon for the Next
for re-election for County Commis- Two Weeks
s:onor in Gulf County, District 4,
subject to the action of the Demo-
cratic primary. During my past Appearing together for the first
term of office it has been my en- time in years, a quintet of planets
deavor to temper the necessary is presenting the chief sky attrac-
progress of the county by economy tion for the next two weeks.
and I pledge myself to be progres-
sive but always keeping in mind Reading up from the western
the prepared budget. I respect- horizon, in a line curving a little
fully soclicit investigation of my to the left, they are: Mercury,
record and the vote and support of Juiter, Venus, Saturn and Mars.
Gulf County Democrats.
Respectfully, Spectators with small telescopes
JESSE GASKIN can see Uranus just a little higher
in the line.
Neptune and Pluto also are now
in the western sky, but visible
only through strong telescopes.
SI Astronomers declare this to be an
unusually rare assemblage of the
What effect all of these planets
pulling together will have on man-
kind remains to be seen, but un-
for AGAINST TRADE AGREEMENT
SdCongressme n from Florida voted
solidly against the administra-
tion's resolution to continue the
Fwr a reciprocal trade agreement pro-
SI yd gram. They contended that the Cu-
ban agreement had seriously hurt
M .8 'Florida farmers by opening unfair
arL 8 and unwarranted competition.
Mrs. Rosa Murphy and the
Misses Idell and Mercedes Murph)
were guests over the week-end or
*1 Mr. and Mrs. Nick Comforter.
FIGURED from every angle this
Firestone Standard Tire is the year's
Why? Just look what you get at a
25% discount from list price:
It's the only low priced fire made '
with the patented Firestone Gum-
Dipped cord body-a feature that
provides far greater protection '
That's point number one! \ f
Look at that tread! It's deep.
tough and rugged for long wear. ,
It's scientifically designed to I
protect against skidding. '
That's point number two! f .
Lister. "o 1,. etnc, of Frcatli'e with iichard Crooks, Margaret Speaks and the Flrestone Symphony
rcA~imewa, nir ,Athe di action of Alfred Wallenstein, Monday evenings, Nationwide N.B.C. Red Network.
St. Joe Texaco Service Station
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1940