The star
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 Material Information
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: March 8, 1940
Frequency: weekly
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 )
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 fawrtest grow.
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


Pmrt St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
est growing little city... In
T A R the heart of the pine belt.

The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center









Complete Plans for

Legion's Natal Day

Invitation Being Sent to Posts of
Neighboring. Cities to Join In
Birthday Festivities

March 15 will mark the' twenty--
first birthday of the American. Le-
g:on-when- itt beconies o'f age-
and to commemorate the event,
Gulf County Post 116 has com-
pleted -plans -for a -celebration to
be held at the Centennial building
on thdadate;' and has extended in
citations to -participate 'to posts in
Apalaciicola, Cchattahoochee, Pan-
ama City, Bristol, Blountstown and
Main event of the affair, which
will be held in the evening, wilt
be an old-time fiddlers' cohtesz
,similar to that staged here last
June by the local post and which
was greatly enjoyed.: Second big
event of the evening will be one
of the post's famed chicken and
dumpling suppers. During the con-
test, dancing of'b"oth ''d-f0asthirhed
and new-fangled dances will be in-
dulged in.
Attendance at the affair is ex-
pected' ,to pass the 200 marx
with Legionnaires, Auxiliarites and
members of their families flocking
here in droves.


Dr. R. J. Lamb, director of the
Franklin-Gulf county health unit,
calls the attention of all inter-
ested persons to the meeting of
the health organization to beheld
at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the
new courthouse in Apalachicola.
"Since Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties have come together to form
a full-time health unit, it is the
,duty of every citizen to take ad-
.vantage of these meetings and
share in our activities so that
.more people will derive a greater
benefit from their unit by co-op-
erating with us," said Dr. Lamb.
A number of good speakers ou
public health matters will address
the gathering.


Fuller Warren, candidate for
governor, Saturday delivered a
two-hour address' in this city.
Emphasizing his plan to "cure
Florida's financial ills by properly
distributing the .$61,000,000 now
being paid in annually by the tax-
payers," Warren laid particular
stress upon the need of providing
adequate old-age pensions and
"livable" salaries for school teach-
ers, stating that; this can be solved
by a proper allocation of money
already being raised.
He also stressed his plan to
"slash interest rates now being
paid to a reasonable 2 per cent
so that the stite will not have to
stall off its editors, give prom-
ises instead of cash to our old
folks, or ask:.school teachers to
Work for a wage a day laborer
would refuse to accept,"

Petitions Are Being Circulated
Throughout City To Raise
$9000 Sponsor's Share

WILL COST $57,000

Project When Completed Will
Be One of GreatRBenefit
To Entire County

What was considered one of the
most 'important meetings to be
held in: Port St' Joe in a consider-
able time convened at the city hall
Tuesday evenifig for the purpose
of: organizing and inaugurating a
drive for the purpose of raising
$9000 fot construction of a hos-
pital in this city, an institution
the lack of which is keenly felt
in this rapidly-expanding commun-
The matter of a hospital has
been under consideration by th-
city commissioners for some time
and tentative plans have already
been submitted to the WPA for
approval and the granting of a
loan for its construction.
A committee has been named by
the board to conduct the drive and
consists of J. E. Bounds, chairman,
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, secretary;-
M. P. Tomlinson, treasurer; J. L.
Sharit, B. A. Pridgeon, Harold C.
Palmer, Miss Brownie Carter, Mrs.
M. P. Tomlinson, W. G. Alsip, C.
C. Wilson, L. E. Robertson, George
Johnson, B-. L. Kelly, M. P. Treae-
well, Dr. L. H. Bartee, Dr. J. R.
Norton, Dr. J. C. Coe and Dr. A.
L. Ward.
To Circulate Petition
A petition has been drawn up
by City Attorney E. Clay Lewis
and will be circulated throughout
the city by the following: M. P.
Treadwell and B. L. Kelly, bust-
ness section; Mrs. Basil E. Ken-
ney, St. Joe Lumber and Export
company; C. C. Wilson, J. E.
Bounds and Harold Palmer, St.
Joe Paper company; J. L. Sharit,
A. N. railroad; W. G. Alsip and
George Johnson, longshoremen.
It was the consensus of opinion
at the meeting that instead of re-
questing full payment of pledges
immediately, that the amount be
paid in by the month, making it
easier on those making donations.
Pledges made at Tuesday eve-
ning's meeting were: W. T. Ed-
wards, $300 for the year; Dr. L. H.
Bartee, $100 for the year; Dr. 3.
R. Norton, $1 per day for one
year; Dr. A. L. Ward, $1 per day
for one year; C. C. Wilson, $1 per
week for one year; M. P. Tomlin-
son, $50 for the year.
Will Cost $57,000
Total cost of the project will bo
$57,000 and the WPA has already
earmarked the necessary funds,
pending submission of completed
plans' and specifications. These
will be submitted to local docotrs
for their approval before comple-
tion. In addition to the $9000 to
be raised, locally, a committee will
appear before the board of county
commissioners at their next meet-
inigto "-a9thatf they give $2500 to-
ward the project, which will be of
inestimable benefit to the entire
(Continued on Page 6)

SpRssard L. ,Holland, candidate
for-goverrnor, whko will speak on
the vacant lot opposite the 1post-
o office today at 5:'00 p. m.


Edd. C. Pridgeon of Wewa-
hitchka, tax collector for Gult
county since January 5, 1937, an-
nounces that he will be a candl-
date for re-election, to the office.
"I want to thank the good peo-
pie of Gulf county for the wonder-
tul support given me in 1936," said
:"Uncle Edd," as he is familiarly
known, "and trust that my record
will warrant them to continue that
.support in, the comn;ne 'elecion "
Before being elected as tax col-
lector, Mr. Pridgeon, who has been,
a resident of this section all his
life, served two terms as county
commissioner before Gulf county
was created, and also served four
years as game warden.


Tommy Owens, instructor at the
local schools, this week announces
that he will be a candidate for the
office' of superintendent of public
instruction of Gulf county.
Mr. Owens holds a Bachelor or
Arts degree from the College or
Education, University of Florida.
He attended the university on a
scholarship from Gulf county,
which, he says, helped materially
in putting him through school. H'e
supplemented the scholarship by
waiting on table during the school
term and taking odd jobs during
vacation, which gave him consider-
able business experience.
His first teaching assignment
was at Clearwater high school,
where he remained four years, go-
ing to Jacksonville where he
taught at Robert E. Lee high for
three years, coming from there to
Port St. Joe.
"My record in Gulf county
speaks for itself," said Mr. Owens
yesterday. "I am a firm believer
in the future of Gulf county and
its development through its young-
er generation. It will be my pur-
pose to make the problems of
every teacher and, pupil my own,
and to give my personal attention
to all matters of teaching and ad-
ministration. If elected, I intend
to continue my studies, so that I
may bring the most modern and
improved teaching methods to
Gulf county."'
County Judge Thos. R. L. Cai-
ter announced yesterday that
county court will convene at 9
o'clock Monday morning in the
courthouse at Wewahitchka.

County Oil Men

Back Tax Program

Six-Point Schedule Sete. Out Fair
Principles of Taxation for Oil
Men and Motorists

The Gulf County Oil Men's as-
sociation, composed of wholesale
and retail dealers, met'in this city
Wednesday for the purpose of
adopting a six-point -program set-
ting out fair:principles-of taxation
for oil men and motorists.:
"As one of the most important
points in our program," said James
H. Greet, chairman of the local
organization, "we are urging the
adoption of a .constitutional amend-
ment in Florida to :effectively pre-
vent the continued diversion of
highway funds for non-highway
He went on to point out that
taxes paid by motorists would be
more than adequate to finance the
construction and maintenance ot
highways if the money were not
diverted to other purpo4r : y
"But; of equal concern to the
state," continued Mr. Greer, "is
the fact that despite the enormous
.sums contributed annually by the
motorists, our road system needs
to be vastly improved. Our state
(Continued on Page 6)
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J. Earl Pridgeon of Wewahitchka
this week announces his candidacy
for the office of county judge.
Mr. Pridgeon was born and
reared in Gulf county and for 10
years worked for the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad company in the
Port St. Joe shops, holding a card
in the Boilermakers' Union. He
was elected constable of this city
and from this position was elected
sheriff of the county, serving for
10 years in that capacity. When
defeated, for re-election he weni
into the dairy business. at White
City, selling that business about
a year ago to V. A. Starr.
Mr. Pridgeon feels that his ex-
perience in public office well qual-
ifies him for the position as county
judge and asks all his old friends
and new to lend him their support.

Although U. S. Senator Charles
O. Andrews planned to open his
speaking campaign for re-election
on his birthday, March 7, develop-
ment of a number of major mat-
ters, important to Florida, may
compel him to change this sched-
ule. He may come into the state
within the next few days on of-
ficial senate business and visit a
few cities.
*-K- --
Land owners of Florida have
planted more than 31,000,000 pine
seedlings during the .past 12 years.
Seasonal plantings rose from 10,-
784 in the 1928-29 season to 8,000,-

Property Owners In Practic-
ally All Residential Sections
May Now-Get Assistance


Action Should Allow for Im-
mediate Elimination of
Housing Shortage

An important advance In the
progress of our city was the re-
pult of a meeting Monday aftter-
noon in the Legion' hut which
was attended by several members
of the Florida branch of the Fed-
eral Housing Administration. The
meeting was arranged by T. W.
Wilson, local realtor, and was or-
iginally set for February 19 as a
joint affair between the FHA rep-
resentatives and local building
supply interests, builders, real es,
tate developers and others, in or-
der to bring out the salient points
embodied in the new regulations
and standards which went into ef-
fect January 1.
SThe .-meeting was- presided: -eve"
by M. M. Parrish, state director of'
the FHA, assisted by Russel V.
Tinney, chief underwriter; Otto
P. Ream, evaluator, and A. H.
King, senior field representative.
After a very enlightening address
by Mr. Parrish, the meeting was
thrown open for questions, which
Mr. Parrish answered very satis-
factorily. There were many ques-
tions presented, and at the close
of the meeting an informal get-
together brought further knowl-
edge on the subject.
When the FHA delegation ar-
rived in the city they were con-
ducted over a considerable portion
of the area it is desired to develop
and the request earnestly made
that the entire city be thrown
oprn for FHA home building with-
out the necessity of getting own-
ers in various areas to sign re-
strictive agreements in concord
before anyone could be granted a
loan. This requirement has been
holding back development here, as
it has been difficult to secure
these signatures owing to cove-
nants running for a period of 30
years and being recorded for re-
strictions in lieu of deed restric-
Explains In Detail
Mr. Parrish explained in con-
siderable detail how loans could
be achieved, and stated that any-
.one is eligible who is able to make
a proper credit statement and pro-
vide 5 per cent of the loan value
of the home intended to be built.
Under the class of homes involved,
this means a loan value of 95 per
cent, and thus places Port St. Joe
in the same class and under the
exact terms as any other city in
the United States.
Under Title II the 75 per cent
allowance has been retained on
homes valued at $2500 and up. Mr.
Parrish stated that of the loans
requested in the United States 54
per cent were from people with in-
comes of $1500 or less, and that
this new regulation under Title I

000 in the 1939-40 season, giving a would enable many people to own
total of 31,549,908 pine seedlings homes of respectable quality and
planted during that period. (Continued on Page 6)


PHOEND MAR.... ....

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

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

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

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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.

Instead of "viewing with alarm," as we
thought might be the case from rumors we
had heard, we view with satisfaction the re-
appointment of all city employes by the
board of city commissioners at a meeting held
last Friday night at the city hall.
We extend congratulations to the board
in their wise decision, for affairs of the city
have been moving smoothly and without a
hitch with the setup we have. All those busi-
nessmen we have contacted, as well as prop-
erty-owners, are particularly well pleased by
the retention of Chief of Police Troy Jones
who has served in a manner above reproach
the best interests of the city as a whole. This
is not the private opinion of the editor, but is
echoed on all sides.

*When election day rolls around next May
and you walk into the polling place to vote
and are told that you are not eligible because
your name isn't on the registration l.ook-
,don't raise the devil with election officials.
Just cuss yourself for overlooking an oppor-
tunity not enjoyed by citizens in some coun-
tries throughout the world.
The registration books have been in the
various precincts for some time, but have now
been returned to the office of Supervisor of
Registration C. G. Rish at Wewahitchka, and
if you have not already registered, you will
have to go to the county seat to do so.
Right now there may not be a candidate
in any race you desire to support, but later
there may be someone announce you would
like to support. It will be just too bad about
that fellow and your desire to support him
if your name isn't on the list.
If you haven't already registered, you'd
better do so the next time you go to Wewa-
hitchka. There is no poll tax to pay. You just
register and vote.

It has long been said that "time works with
the Allies" in the European war. That is cer-
tainly true in one very vital matter-air-
planes. It is generally believed that Allied
plane production and purchasing has brought
British and French air forces very close to
those of Germany, and that. by the end of the
year the reich will be well surpassed.
In another way, however, time works with
Hitler. German technicians and scientists
have been sent to Russia to speed up Soviet
production and to facilitate transport. The
amazing inefficiency of the Russians in pro-
ducing and delivering the goods the reich
needs has been one of Hitler's most serious
problems. In another eight or ten months, the
experts feel, the German engineers will have
effected a great change, and supplies will be
flowing into Germany across conquered Pol-
and in a steady and heavy stream.
England is obviously worried by the appai-
ent fact that Hitler is getting supplies from
the Balkan countries which, being neutrals,
can purchase what ever they want from Italy,
us, or anyone else. And she Is worried, too,
by the potentialities of Russia as a source of
food, machines, oil and other necessary com-
modities. This explains Britain's recent viola-
tions of international law, and her refusal to
make amends to Norway for the Altmark in-
cident. The Allied high command is appar-
ently convinced that technical rules cannot
be permitted to stand in the way of their
prosecution of the war.
Sumner Wells, the president's "peace em-
issary," certainly reached Europe at a dis-
couraging moment. Just about the time his
boat was docking, Chamberlain was making
his most aggressive anti-Hitler speech, and
Hitler in turn was raking England over the
coals in his usual manner. It doesn't seem
possible now to find any common ground for

negotiation. England is definitely on record
as being out to destroy the Nazi regime, and
Hitler says he won't stop until Germany gets
"living space" and her old colonies.
It still looks to us like a long war.

We can't say as how we think much of
a candidate who swamps our office with free
publicity via the mail route, with pleading
letters to publish all or part of it, and yet
when he comes into town fails to call at our
place of business and chew the fat with the
editor, even though it be but for a minute or

',,There is hardly any product that somebody
cannot make a little worse and sell a little
cheaper, and the buyer on price alone is that
man's lawful prey.-John Ruskin. And that
quotation applys strongly to printed matter,










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.
We suggest that you ask your county commissioners.


The Student Council convened
Tuesday in the auditorium in its
regular meeting of the month.
The matter of having pictures
taken for the school annual was
discussed first and it was decided
to have them taken Friday after-
noon. It will cost each member 2L
few cents each for having this
picture taken.
Chapel programs were brought
up next by the president, who
stated that we don't sing enough
of the patriotic songs, such as
"America" and, "The Star Spangled
Banner." So we passed a law that
each home room is to learn the
following four songs: "The Star
Spangled Banner," "America the
Beautiful." "God Bless America"
and "America" well enough so
that we can sing at least two Ok
these songs in chapel every Fri-
lay after the regular program is
This bill has been passed and
carried to Mr. McPherson for his
approval by Jimmie Weatherly,
rice-president and secretary.
If the bill is approved, we hope
that everyone in the high school
vill work together and make this
nove a success.

The seniors are beginning to
wonder who will be valedictorian
and salutatorian of the class this
We wonder why Miss M. doesn't
approve of the seniors watching
.he juniors practicing their play?
Could it be spring in the air
the reason everyone is so care-
ree and happy nowadays).
Why was J. L. so anxious for
everyone (the seniors) to come
spruced up Thursday morning?
We wonder if the quarterly test
will turn out 0. K.? There's been
ots of entertainment lately.
Why is it so difficult for the
first year algebra students to learn
Does G. G. make a habit of pro.
losing to girls during classes?
Tow about G. L.

Haskell Overby has returned to
'ort St. Joe after a short absence.
[e will finish this term at school.
--Save money by reading the ads.
Save money by reading the ads.


Editor The Star:
As the Port St. Joe Sentinel was
not open-minded enough to print.
our answer to some errors in their
editorial last week concerning the,
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
merce, we are hoping that we can
get this across to the public:
The statement of the Sentinel
that several of our industries and
business men had withdrawn their
You can not blame an industry
for not maintaining a useless piece
of machinery or retaining an em-
ploye on their payroll who does
not produce results. Nor can you
accuse a body of men of not sup-
porting something that they have
not been asked to support.'
If the officers of the chamber
would call a general meeting and
ask for our co-operation, we think
they would get it. There has not
been a business meeting for two
months or longer.
A chain is not made up of one
link, but of a great many links.
So let us all pull together. Let us
get together and see if we can't
clear up some of our internal fric-
This is not just one man's opin-
ion, but the general opinion of &
large number of business men of
the city.

At a meeting of the board of
trustees of the Port St. Joe schools
held this week, D. G. McPherson
was recommended as principal for
the ensuing term, and the nomina-
tio n was okehed by the county
board of education in session at
Wewahitchka Tuesday.
Other instructors in the locate
schools were not selected at this


WASHINGTON, D. C.-Political foes forgot their differences last Friday when ten potential presiden-
tial candidates and 500 members of the National Press club gathered for a unique off-the-record
"political rally" in which the presidential possibilities were subjected to a bombardment of good-na-
tured ribbing. The potential candidates are shown, left to right (seated): Paul V. McNutt, administra-
tor, Federal Security Agency; Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan; Jesse H, Jones, adminis.
trator, Federal Loan Agency, and Thomas E. Dewey, district attorney New York county, N. Y.; (stand-
ing) Attorney General Robert H. Jackson; Representative Bruce Barton of New York; Senator Burton
K, Wheeler of Montana; Norman Thomas, Socialist party leader, and Senator Champ Clark of Missouri.

Mrs. J. L. Edwards will return Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. J. Outlaw left this
to her home in Atlanta this week- Mrs., Glion Benson were guests week for Bradenton where Mr.
end following a week's visit with Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Outlaw will enter spring training
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Bartee. Brown. with the Boston Braves.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-Santa Cruz, famed central California beach
resort, felt the effects of the downpour as the swollen San Lorento
river emptied its torrent. The surrounding territory In California
suffered from floods last week causing millions of dollars damage.


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Star ads get results Like Sitting In Hell's Fire
IlIl1lllllIlll11ullllllllllll111lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llll A Review of "Gone W ith the W ind' l".

SOE There was a land of cottonfields Rhett but turned it down when he
R C. E and cavaliers called The Old found out there wasn't anything
----D E N T I S T -- South. A land of Lords and their but mint in the mint juleps.
If Rhett had joined the Lost
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5 Ladies, of Master and of Slave. Cause in the second reel inste
Sunday By Appointment Cause in the second reel instead
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe Look not for them hereabouts, for of after intermission, the Confed-
they are no longer to be found. eracy would have won the war.
Male or Female, Black or White. And Belle. You'd have loved
Youth and Aged-they are all Belle. Everybody did. J
EYES EXAMINED down to the picture show seeing During the siege of Atlanta, only .
"Gone With the Wind." three things were running, Belle's
Katherine Scarlett O'Hara was place, Prissy's nose, and the laun- t
our shero. A winsome wench with dry that kept Rhett's white suits '1i,
a figure like a marble statue and snow white.
Glasses fitted when needed a head as hard. Melanie's baby arrived about th --~-
Made In Our Own Laboratory Gerald O'Hara was her pa. By same time Sherman did. Both were
All Work Unconditionally nature, he was most animal-like, equally welcome to Scarlett. It
Guaranteed Proud as a peacock, he roared was, so far as our painstaking re-
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. like a lion and rode like a dog search has revealed, the first baby Charlie McCarthy and Edgar
and pony show. After Sherman ever born in Technicolor.
DR. T. EWBRRY came he was crazy as a bedbug. Anyway, the South lost the war rgen as they appar n "Char-
OPTOMETRIST Anyhow, Scarlett was 'in love again in 'the picture. (What could lie McCarthy, Detective," playing
PANAMA CITY, FLA. with Ashley Wilkes, who was in you expect with a lot of Yankee at thesPort theater today for the
love with his cousin Melanie, who producers?) and'Scarlett married last times
was in love with Ashley, and so Rhett to get even. with him. HAZEN ENTERS SENATE RACE
...,,, + ........-- they were married (Ashley and Their married life was just like
SOLOMON'S Melaine, in case you're getting sitting in hell's fireand listening has Hualified to seek the Demh-
confused). to the heavenly choir. has qualified to seek the Demo-
conused). cratic nomination as United States
Paste rized This irritated Scarlett no end, 'Finally, after Melanie died (the seator. Others who have quali-
and so,' in quick succession, she: doctor's always right) Scarlett re- senators wo have q i-
M IL T T married for spite and cash respec- alized that she didn't love Ashleyfed are Senator Charles C. An-
.1 tively, a couple of tellers whose but Rhett. Scarlet was as change- drews, Charles Francis Coe and
Pasteurized for Your Protectlo, names we didn't get. But then, able as a baby's diapers. Governor Fred P. Cone.
neither did Scarlett for long. However, Rhett had had enough Paid Political Advertising
The other major characters were of her foolishness and when she
Rhett Butler, Belle Watling and a told him, he said: "Frankly, my la
colored lady exactly like the one dear, I don't give a damn." hO*IGOl S. enator
on the flapjack box. Neither, by this time, did the
Rhett, who was somehow audience. They were glad to see
strangely reminiscent of Clark the end, their own having become
Gable, was a cross between Jesse number than somewhat from seats
S James and Little Boy Blue. harder than a landlady's stare.-
0Uncle Lum considered playing Toombs County, Ga., Democrat. '
any assurance work they sought I '
BEST FOR PURITY Road Department would be possible.
QUALBEST FOR PURITY, The Northwest Florida, associa-
QUALITY and TASTE Defers Action On tion, representing 17 counties, was CH1 LES 0. ANDREWS
unique in that it made no requests
SOLO ON'S Budget For Year for roads, its spokesman stating
that projects for this section con-
cained in the budget were satisfac- U
JRjMAIRY Cold Damage to Paving and Cut tory.
In Revenues Complicate Protest Against Pipeline
Distributors for Fiscal Problems Representatives of the Standard u rin T
BRUCE'S JUICES Railroad Labor Legislative associ-
IVEY VANLANDINGHAM The state road department, ts action asked the department not to There is growing sentiment that
SThe grant permits for laying of an oil bad colds and coughs should be
S Local Representative fiscal problems complicated by a transportation pipeline across state quarantined. They spread so rapid-
costly January freeze, last wee without a public har- ly they cause more loss of time
postponed adoption of its budget highways frc illness than all other diseases
for 1940. At a Tallahassee meeting ing. This was *a continuation of combined.
their' fight against the pipeline To stop a cold cough immedi-
A in January the board ap an x now under construction from Port ately get Mentho-Mulsion. Mentho-
REAL ICE tentative budget calling for an ex- St. Joe to points in Tennessee. Mulsion is the formula of the dean
penditure of $24,108,621 and esti- teuart said n of pharmacy of a large mid-west-
IS HEALTHY and mated 1940 revenue at $21,926,575. Auditor A. B. Steuart said no er university and contains nine
Since that time the figures have permits had been issued and the cold cough combating elements, in.
SAFE been considerably upset. question had been raised whether cluding vitamins A and D to build
hbeen considerably d ed h the pipeline companies have a up cold resistance. Mentho-Mulsion
SThe cold spell damaged high- right to go under highways. The stops coug-hing and relieves that
ways and road engineers estimate road department, he explain
it will cost $2,800,000 to repair s concerned primarily wih T
them. Loss of the fruit and vege- whether roadbeds would be dam-
table crops, a large portion orwM O V I N G ?
table crops, a large portion or aged. A number of injunction suits
S which is hauled by truck, will re- aged. A nuber of injncion s
Sduce gasoline tax revenues abou have been filed by railroads We have the sub
prevent the pipeline company from
$1,500,00, th board sad1 crossing their rights-of-way. MAYFLO W
ST o Meet March 15 _____ _____A.
After listening to requests from and can move you
II .delegations from all sections of the IRL A IT United States, Ca
? i ~ state for maintenance and con- SLAYING TOM DYBDOL U nied Sates,
i' struction of roads, the board ad-Ful
I journed until March 15 when it The circuit court jury in Wewa- w rt
Si' will meet in Tallahassee to go hitchka last Friday acquitted 20-
over the 1940 budget, year-old Victoria Anderson of the PHO
The state legislative highway slaying of Tom Dybdol, 47, Febru- PHONE 70
J l program committee, composed of ary 16 at Highland View.
state senate and house members, The jurors decided she fired in
REAL ICE met with the board and addressed self-defense as Dybdol advanced
letters to the Florida congressional upon her with a hammer. She
IS MORE delegation asking its aid in obtain- shot him in the heart with a .22 i ng
E co comical ing federal aid. Copies of the com- calibre revolver.
conomi l munication were placed before the Dybdol, a former resident ot
state road board by Senator Joe Panama City, was a stevedore at FAMILY WAS]
Low cost and guaranteed Sharit of this city and Represen- the local dock and the Anderson
purity makeREALIcemore tative John Burks of Pasco. girl was his housekeeper. AND RUGS
economical and serviceable. The letters stated that "in view N
Daily deliveries give you the of the fact that Florida has no EAT MORE EGGS, SAYS MAYO
best guarantee of satisfaction surplus funds with which to meet Floridians are urged to help do OUR SPECI AL1
this emergency, and in view or away with a surplus of eggs by
PHONE 47 the further fact that our entire eating them. Commissioner of Ag- .
magnificent system of highways is riculture Nathan Mayo says nearly Suits and Dresses
S T J E I C E in jeopardy unless repairs are 300,000 farm folk who derive par:
made at once, an emergency is cre- of their income from eggs or poul-
C 0 IM P A N Y ated which demands some prompt try fear a flood of shipped eggs
and forceful action." into the ,state will demoralize the
MAX KILBOURN, Prop. The commission listened to the market, as prices in the North are
score of delegations but gave none low and the supply huge.

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Paid Advertising

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 the vote and in.
fluence 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.

Florida real estate sales totaling
$116,063,000 were reported to the
Florida Association of Real Estate
Boards during 1939. In nearly
every county from which reports
came, figures ran ahead of 1938.

Paid Political Advertising

I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of Tax
Collector of Gulf County, subject
to the Democratic Primary of May
7th. If elected again, I promise to
conduct the office as in the past-
fair, honest and impartially to
each and every one. Your vote

Long European

Conflict Seen

By Observers

Belief Grows That War Will Be
Continued for Years With-
out Decision

The gloomy prospect that the
European conflict may continue
for years without a decision ap-
pears to gather support almost
daily, in spite of Hitler's statement
that he is read to strike the de-

and influence will be greatly ap- cisive blow by air.
Oreciltel, I I From an taln a pneral cnmpe

board can possibly do so, prom. ... solution is through economic pres-
ise a progressive and economical EDD. C. PRIDGEON the suggestion that it may even application of nerve
administration. develop into a "30 years war" like "We have found out that battle
C. F. HANLON peri tendent of Puic the aimless series of conflicts that do not pay, as they did in the
/OJR ,` insruiexhausted Europe in the 17th cen-
FOR SHERIFF I hereby announce my candidacy 17th century," he commented.
FOR SHfor re-election to the office of tury. _-------__
I hereby place my candidacy be- County Superintendent of Public Some extremely well qualified SHOLTZ TO RUN?
fore the voters of Gulf county for Instruction of Gulf County, subject military men see no sign anywhere D d Sh f
re-election as sheriff, subject to to the Democratic primary May of a break in the stalemate re-vern
your action in the coming primary If elected I promise to discharge of Florida, will announce again for
in Ma'y. If you consider voting for the duties of County Superinten- gardless of whether the close of the same office on March 15, he
me, I promise that I will give a dent in an efficient and progres- winter unleashes forces of de- to friends his ee
told friends this week. Some po-
fair and square deal to all, as sive manner, as I have endeavored struction which thus far have been
have in the past. Your vote to do during the past seven years curbed. litica observers said that Sholtz
and influence will be appreciated. that I have served you in this ca-, eight be going int the race to
Thank You pacity. Your vote and support will Horecut down what has developed to
BYRD E. PARKER be appreciated. British war minister, reflected this,be an apparently insurmountable
CHAUNCEY L. COSTIN view in pleading-with little ap- lead built up by Whitehair of De-
FOR STATE SENATOR County Superintendent parent effect-for "well plannei,land. Sholtz is from the same
To the Voters of Gulf County: FOR REPRESENTATIVE adequate, decisive action" in Fin- county, Volusia.t-acksonville Her-
I hereby announce my candidacy O Eland, in the hope of forcing a de- county, olusia.-Jaksonille Her-
for State Senator from the Twenty- To the Voters of Gulf County: the e o forcing a d-Tribune.
fifth Senatorial District (compri e I hereby announce my candidacy cision.
ing Gulf, Bay, Washington and for Representative in the Legisla- Germany's Strategy LEGAL ADVERTISING
Calhoun counties) subject to the ture, subject to the Democratic Germany's strategy, he declared, -- -
Democratic primaries to be held Primaries in May. Having lived in was to force the Allies to keep a N O T I C E
next May, and solicit your vote Port St. Joe, for the past 23 years, .Notice is hereby given that the
and support. I believe no one knows the wishes great force active on the es ustees of the Internal improve-
If elected I will represent you of +he citizenry better than I. Hay- ern front, in a position where meant Fund of the State of Florida
conscientiously and to the very ing had much to do with the coun- there could be no fighting unless will hold a meeting at 12 o'clock
best of my ability. ty's development and active in its neutral territory were violated. Noon, Tuesday, March 19, 1940, at
civic affairs, including school and Tallahassee, Florida, to consider'
Sincerely, industrial development, I feel that Meanwhile, he warned, the Nazis the sale of the following described
J. 1. HENTZ as your Representative I can con- "in conjunction with Russia, by submerged land in GULF County,
tinue to serve the best interests of intimidation if not by domination, Florida:
FOR COUNTY JUDGE Gulf county. Your support and obtain from their neighbors suffl- A tract of land lying in Frac-
Shre a un m c i vote will be appreciated. the effects o, tional Section 35, Township 7
r hereby announce my candidacy B. W. EELLS client supplies to sap the eects outh, Range 11. West and Frac-
for the office of County Judge of our blockade." tional Section 2, Township 8
Gulf County subject to the action COUNTY COMMISSIONER Well recognized as they are, the: South, Range 11 West, described
of e Democratic Primary. c-
amro Dmledgo I hereby announce my candidacy factors contributing to the expec- by metes and bounds as follows:
myself f the same impart fo re-election for County Commis- station of a long war tend to be so Commence at the Northeast cor-.
.. Gner of Fractional Section 2,
nomical and honest administer ionos by day- a Township 8 South, Range 11
I am now endeavoring to give. Isubjd o th" h cion of the Demo- Township 8 South, Range 11
hope am now endeavomering to give. o catic ia. in my as they should bear recapitulation: West, and run thence West
of Gu County Deiocrat supp rt of office it has been my en- ,In population and military might 2,863.6 feet along the North boun-
ofGu Couy deavor to temper the necessary the foed are reasonably balanced. dary line of said Fractional 2 to
THOS, R. L. CARTER progress of the county by economy Modern warfare so favors defense itsdepoint of intersection with the
County Judge and I pledge myself to be progress outside line of tire existing bulk-
sive but always keeping in mind that a successful offensive calls head of the St. Joe Paper Com-
FOR REPRESENTATIVE the prepared budget. I respect- for a three-to-two or two-to-one) pany Dock, said point being the
point of beginning of the tract
I hereby announce my candidacy fully solicit investigation of my military superiority probably hereinafter described: From said
record and the vote and support of three-to-one to pierce a Maginot point of beginning run thence
for renomination as your Repreo Gulf County Democrats. three-to-one to ierce a agino p t of beginning run thence
sentative in the Legislature. Any 'Respectfully, line or west wall. Neither side can South 16 degrees 52 minutes
elaborate promises which I mighthoe for any such margin 1.55 feet along the out-
make at this time would be wholly JESSE GASKIN hope for any such margin. East 159.55 feet along the out-
make at this time would be wholly JE GAKIN G Russia side line of said bulkhead to a
out of place and would mislead no Germany Turns to ussia point; thence North 8 degrees
one. The people will and should Supervisor of Registration Barred from overseas supplies 39 minutes West 61.3 feet to a.
judge me on my record as a citi- I heregy announce my candidacy by the naval blockade, Germany point; thence North 15 degrees
zen and as a Legislator. If that for re-election to the office of turns to contiguous Russia and the 15 minutes West 454.2 feet to a
record is such that I merit your Supervisor of Registration of Gulf Balkans, as Hore-Belisha noted oint on the outside line of the
continued confidence and support, County, subject to the action of Balkans, as HoreBelisha North return to the existing
then I will appreciate your vote the Democratic Primary. I have To checkmate this by extending bulkhead, thence South 33 de-
and support and will, if elected, endeavored to give efficient service the military and economic block- grees 08 minutes West 28.2 feet
represent you to the very best of during my present term and if re- ade, the Allies must set up other along the outside line of the
my ability, elected I will continue to serve in North return of said bulkhead
Respectfully yours, the future as in the past. I will fronts, to a point; thence South 16 de-
E. CLAY L J. anpreciate your influence and sup- In Scandinavia, Germany is grees 52 minutes East 336.75 feet
E. CAY LEWIS, JR. port. much closer, would have the Rea along the outside line of said
Respectfully yours for service, army's aid, and has inside invul- bulkhead to th-e point of begin-
COUNTY COMMISSIONER C. G. RISH nrable lines of communication in ning, containing 0.16 of an acre
Inrable lines o communication more or less.
DISTRICT NO. 3 Supervisor of Registration contrast with the Allies' enforced ALSO a tract of land lying in
I hereby announce my candidacy use of the open North Sea. Fractional Section 2, Township 8
for county Commissioner, District COUNTY COMMISSIONER In Belgium, the Netherlands or South, Range 11 West described
No. 3, subject to the Democratic DISTRICT 5 (Port St Joe) by metes and bounds as follows:
Primary in May. If elected, I DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe) Switzerland? Britain and France Commence at the Northeast cor-
promise to give fair and impartial I hereby announce my candidacy must be ready for a Nazi thrust ner of said Fractional Section 2,
administration in all matters com- for the office of County Com- but can launch no invasion them- Township S South, Range 11
ing before the Board to the best missioner, District Five, subject selves except at the cost of the West, and run thence West
of my ability and the interest of DemocraticPrimar2,863.6 feet along the North boun-
eneral public. Your vote and to te Primary neutral world's needed sympathies ary line of said Fractional Sec-
\nce will be greatly appreci- I respectfully solicit your vote In the middle east, where a tion 2 to its point of intersection
and support. strong British-French empire force with the outside line of the ex-
!OY B. WHITFIELD GEORGE G. TAPPER is massed now behind the Turks, rising bulkhead of the St. Joe
SPaper Company Dock, thence
or in the Balkans? As long as Italy South 16 .degrees 52 minutes
R COUNTY JUDGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER remains a mere "non-belligorent," East 828.7 feet along the outside
'by announce my candidacy DISTRICT 5 (Port St. Joe) reaffirming its adherence to the line of said bulkhead to the point
-re office of County Judge of I hereby announce my candidacy Rome-Berlin axis, the odds are of beginning of the tract herein-
'ounty, subject to the will of for the office of County Commis. after described: From said point
ters at the May primary. Re- owner, District Five, subject to heavy that force will remain a de- of beginning run thence South 16
;g the importance of this of- the Democratic primary, fensive unit, intended to discour- degrees 52 minutes East 565.9
ps a potent factor in .the life I respectfully solicit your vote age any Nazi-Soviet adventures feet along the outside line of
,e county and its interests, I and support. and bolster Turkey. From a mill- said bulkhead to the Southwes,
,'that I am well qualified for the corner of the said St. Joe Paper
position. If I am honored as your NICK COMFORTER tary standpoint, it is far "out on Company Dock, thence East 76
preference, I promise to give fair, a limb," its lines of supply vul- feet to a point; thence North 25
impartial administration and will ,y H nerable: degrees 30 minutes West 48 feet
conduct the duties of the office to to a point; thence North 16 Ce-
the best interests of all the people. T Italy Is Question agrees 00 minutes West 350 feet
H "Ham BYNUM The enlistment of Italy on the to a point; thence North 37 de-
D. H. "Hap" BYNUM side of Britain and France? Mus- grees 15 minutes West 203.3 feet

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT solini's imperial ambitions could to the point of beginning, con-
hardly be satisfied if the Allies training 0.82 of an acre, more or
I hereby announce my candidacyless.
for re-election asClerk of the Cir Be it said to his credit that win, but might be if Hitler were AND.
cuit Court, Gulf County, subjectto he is not a fence straddler, victorious in his aim of breaking A tract of land lying in Fraction-
the Democratic Primary in May. up their empires, even though Italy al Section 2. Township 8 South,
If elected, I pledge fairness and -CENTRAL FLORIDA (OR- remained on the sidelines Range 11 West described by
impartiality in all the services con- metes and bounds as follows:
nected w:th this office. Your vote LANDO) TIMES. As for a German victory, the Commence at the Northeast cor-
and support will be deeply appre- Nazis are checkmated on land in ner of said Fractional Section 2,
ciated. aid Political Advt. much the same manner as their Township 8 South, Range 11
R.sUNTER Pait, and run thence West
J. R. HUNTER foes. Their air superiority is prob- 2863.6 feet alond run then North est boun

ably being overcome, though very
slowly. At sea the war of attrition,
could go on for years at the pres-
ent rate of destruction without
breaking the blockade.
Altogether the signs seem to
point to a continued war of nerves
and diplomacy, not to mention
propaganda. A major diplomatic
stroke appears an inevitable re-
quirement of a military decision.
The possible parallel with the 30
years' war was drawn by Briga-
dier-General Adolfo Infante, foi-
mer Italian military attache in
London, on his arrival to become
attache in Washington. The cur-
rent forces are so evenly balances,
he suggested, that the only lik'el>

dary line of said Fractional Sec-
tion 2 to its point of intersection
with the outside line of the ex.
listing bulkhead of the St. Joe
Paper Company Dock, thence
South 16 degrees 52 minutes
East 1394.6 feet along tie 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 mn-
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 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 fee*,
more or less, along the outside
line of said bulkhead to the
point of beginning, containing
4.12 acres, more or less.
A tract of lands lying In Frac-
tional Sections 1 and 2, Town-
ship 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, Range 11 West, and run
thence West 2863.6 feet along
the North boundary line of saia
Fractional Section 2 to its point
of intersection with the outside
line of the existing bulkhead of
the St. Joe Paper Company
Dock, thence South 16 degrees
52 minutes 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 4U degrees 00 min-
utes West 231.5 feet 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 fee;
to the point of beginning, con-
taining 3.06 acres, more or less.
This notice is published in com-
pliance with Section 1062 of the
Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida, that any person or persons
who may have objections to said
sale may have an-opportunity to
present the same on date of sale
as therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund.
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 $5,000.00 for each
depositor, as provided by Act of
ness my signature and Seal of the
Corporation this 1st day of Febru-
ary, 1940.
(SEAL) Chairman of the Board
of Directors.
Attest: E. F. DOWNEY,
2-9 3-29 Secretary.
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 d'ay of
February, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in
the State and County aforesaid.
(Court Clerk Circuit Court
Seal) Gulf County, Florida.
olicitor for Plaintiff. 3-29




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At the regular meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary held
Thursday night of last week the
following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: Mrs. M. L. Ful-
ler, president; Mrs. W. C. Pria-
geon, first vice-president; Mrs.
Charles Morgan, second vice-pres-
ident; Mrs. Zola Maddox, secre-
tary; Mrs. T. M. Schneider, his-
torian; Mrs. W. M. Pollard, chap-
lain; Mrs. O. Roberts, sergeant-
at-arms. All were unanimously.
elected and will be installed on
March 22.
The president expressed her
thanks to the members for their
aid in the work during the past
two years, and a rising vote or
thanks was given to Mrs. VanHorn
for her splendid work during her
two years of service.
Plans were made to aid the Le-
gionnaires in their birthday cele-
bration to be held next Friday, a
committee being appointed to buy
a cake for the occasion.
A motion was made and ap-
proved to donate $1 monthly to
the school lunchroom for under-
privileged children, after which the
meeting was adjourned.
*r *t V
The members of the Episcopal
Auxiliary entertained Mrs. C. L.
Fuller Tuesday afternoon with a
stork shower at the home of Mrs.
Fred Curtis. Attractive decora-
tions of pink and blue were used
in the living room. A contest,
"Baby Needs," was enjoyed and
the prize winner was Mrs. Nick
Refreshments of ice cream and
cake were served to the honoree
and .Mesdames Basil E. Kenney,
Jr., Comforter, Roberts, T. Frary,
M. G. Lewis, W. A. Smith, Robert
Bellows and B. B. Conklin.

Mrs. E. J. McDonnell of Jackson-
ville and Mrs. A. J. Gross of
Gainesville, Baptist Sunday school
workers, are expected to arrive in
this city tomorrow to spend a
week here conducting an enlarge-
ment campaign for the Baptist
Sunday school and to teach a Sun-
day school study course.

Dress Up Now

For Spring-

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Easter clothes cleaned'

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The Port St. Joe Woman's club
met Wednesday afternoon at the
Methodist church with the pres;-
dent, Mrs. W. A. Smith, in the
chair. After calling the meeting to
order, Mrs. Smith announced the
Annual convention of the Florida
Federation would be held March
26 to 29 in Sarasota.
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney announced
:hat Edna Fuller of Orlando, na-
tional committeewoman of the
council of Women American Cru-
sade for Democracy, will speak
before the Woman's club on March
20 and before the local Parent-
Teacher association on March 21,
and urged that all members be
present and bring a visitor.
Mrs. George Patton, chairman of
the nominating committee, sub-
mitted the following officers for
election: vice-president, Mrs. E.
H. Horton; recording secretary,
Mrs. R. W. Smith; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. W. A. Smith;
critic, Mrs. B. E. Kenney; treas-
urer, Mrs. Robert Bellows; parlia-
mentarian, Mrs. J. L. Miller. The
president to be nominated later.
The program for the afternoon
was in charge of the fine arts
committee. Charles Brammer gave
an interesting talk on "Dramatic
Arts." Mrs. Kenney gave the gooa
points of a Richard Wagner bi-
ography with Mrs. Charles Browin
as critic. A piano selection, "4th
Mazurka" by Goddard, was ren-
dered by Mrs. Brown. Illustrations
on modern art were given by Mrs.
W. A. Smith, who also displayed a
picture by the fine arts committee
o be given away March 27.
Hostesses for the afternoon were
Mesdames H. C. Spence, Roy Gib-
son, B. J. Hull and J. O. Baggett.
A benefit bridge party will be
sponsored by the club March 27,
to be held in the Masonic hall at
4 o'clock in the afternoon.

A meeting of the dramatic club
will be held at 8 o'clock this eve-
ning in the county health office.
Anyone interested in amateur the-
atricals is urged to be present.

Miss Gwendolyn Howell enter-
tained the Intermediate Girls' Aux-
iliary of the Baptist church Thurs-
day afternoon of last week at her
iome on Eighth street. The after-
-on was taken up with a study o;
ibe G. A. manual. After the study
the young hostess served a salad
:ourse with lemonade to the ten
members present.
ft ft f
Announcement of the marriage
of Miss Ivey Belle Kennedy and
Edward Guilford was made this
week, the ceremony having been
performed Feb. 17 at the home of
the groom in Blountstown, the
Rev. Edgar Moore officiating.

F. M. Rowan, Jr., and Ronald
Childers visited last Thursday in

Mrs. Ivey Vanlandingham spent
the week-end in B'ountstown with

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rollins ano
daughter Peggy were week-enc
visitors in Gordon, Ala.

Mrs. F. G. Sharit of Apalachi-
cola is the guest this week of Mr.
and Mrs. P. D. Farmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Oros Miller of
Blountstown were week-end vis-
itors in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Costin of We-
wahitchka were guests Monday of
Mrs. R. A. Costin.

Mrs. N. F. Allemore was hostess
Monday afternoon to the St.
Joseph's Altar society at her home
3n Long avenue. The meeting wat
for the purpose of installing oftt-
cers for the year as follows: Mrs.
H. B. Whitaker, president; Mrs. A.
J. Navarre, 'vice-president; Mrs.
W. L. Bragg, secretary; Mrs. J. J.
Darcey, publicity; Mrs. C. F.
Gautreaux, historian.
A rising vote of thanks was
given the retiring officers, after
which a social "hour was enjoyed
it which time the hostess serveC
a delicious salad course and iced
drinks to members present.

The circles of the Methodist
Missionary society held their reg-
ular business meeting of the montn
at the church Monday afternoon
with Mrs. J. L. Temple, president.,
in charge. The meeting opened
with song followed with prayer by
Mrs. George Patton. The regular
business routine was carried ou'.
after which Rev. D. E. Marietta
gave a short talk on the mission
study to begin Monday. Report.
from circle chairmen and commit-
tees were heard, after which the
meeting was dismissed with prayer
by Rev. Marietta.

Honoring her son, Ashley, who
celebrated his second birthday last
Thursday, February 29, Mrs. C. G.
Costin entertained 25 small boys
at her home on Monument avenue.
Outdoor games were enjoyed af-
ter which the guests were invited
to the dining room where the
birthday cake with lighted candle
formed the centerpiece for thb
table. Ice cream and cake were
served, after which all were In-
vited to the picture show.
Ashley was the recipient of
many attractive gifts and good
wishes for many more birthdays.

Announcement has been made
of the marriage of Miss .Edith
Strickland, daughter of Mr. andc
Mrs. T. J. Strickland of Wewa-
hitchka, to Steven Nations, son ot
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Nations of this
city' on February 18 in Tallahas-
see. Mr. and Mrs. Nations will re-
side in this city, where Mr. Na-
tions is employed.

The regular meeting of the Girl
Scouts was held last Friday after-
noon at the health office, with the
Misses Claudia I-oustoun and Eva
Meserve as leaders. The tenderfoot
test was passed by several girls
after which games were enjoyed.
A bicycle jaunt was planned for
this week and the Goodnight circle
was formed.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Little anc
daughter of Apalachicola were the
guests last Friday of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Mahon.

Mrs. Carl C. Thompson of Do-
than, Ala., is the guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. R. W. Smith, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Smith and
children of Cornelia, Ga., returne-.
to their home Tuesday'after spend-
ing several days here as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis,
Mr. and. Mrs. D. C. Smith and Mrs.
M. B. Smith.
S *ft
Mrs. Garland Wright and son of
Panama City moved to this city
Monday to make their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Adams and
Miss Eileen Arnold were week-ene
visitors in Pensacola.

end visitor in Montgomery, Ala.

Paid Political Advertising

I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Judge of
Gulf County, subject to the will of
the voters at the Democratic Pri-
mary. I feel that my 10 years'
service in county office fully qual-
ifies me for this position. Your
vote and support wiil be greatly

surprise at the speed with which For Superintendent of Public
his order had been executed. Instruction
I- hereby announce my candidacy
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. McCranie ofifor Superintendent of Public In-
Valdosta, Ga., returned to their struction of Gulf County, subject
to the Democratic Primary May 7.
,ome Sunday following a several; f elected I pledge myself to keep
lays' visit in the city as guests. abreast of the changing trends and
)f Mrs. Sally Montgomery. Mrs. Methods of education, so that our
Montgomery accompanied them to schools will also progress as our
several weeks. county grows. I earnestly solicit
Valdosta to spend several weeks. your support and your, vote on
May 7.
Miss Malzie Waters was a week- TOMMY OWENS

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FHA CERTIFIES CITY yea's to have this situation re- interest and fixed charges result; COUNTY OIL MEiN PORT NEWS
;lived, and some concessions were in an interest rate of 51/2 ler cent -- Schooner J. W. Clise sailed Sun-
fmade, but under almost insur- and for as long as 15 years and (Continued f:o:n Page 1) day morning for Puerto Rico with
(Continued from Page 1) mountable handicaps. So Port St. five months. In addition to the 5 should have a rwel-plan.-ed high- cargo of lumber.
C(s' n, in.:; be' able to pay fo:- .0 might consider this a "Rea per cent assumed by the borrower way system to meet the needs of Stern-whee.er George W. Miller,
t:he a: .-.uout, or less than, they Lett r Day" in its history, to poe-,there must be cash put up for th- her own motorists and the tourism Chattahoochee River Navigation
.,o, pay ot: in rent. The time for sibly compare with the sign:ng o: small incidental charges in mak-" who come here each year. On til Co., made port Monday on its reg-
: .'nity of a loan is now set at t e static's first constitution hert ing a loan, such as $10 to FHtA other hand,, the unsafe condition ular run.
15 yers and 5 months, andl that or the coming of industrial de-f or appraisal, stamps on mort. of a large part of our present hao- S.S. Dolomite, Mathison Line,
w 11 Enable a $2500 home to pay velopment. Many people have gage, recording fee, abstract anti hazard system, plus our exorbitant sailed Wednesday after discharg-
out i't, abo.t $18 per month, in- been clamoring for nomes, either surveying charges (if any), ana automotive tax, will tend to dis- ing cargo of salt cake for the St.
i-iding interest and fixed charges. a ho-ne owners or as tenants, and the premium on fire insurance. courage automotive travel and r-- Joe Paper company.
The amount per month would, o; .:vin1 cond tons here have be'3:. Srch incidentals in s:me cities av sult in the Impairment of our eco- S.S. Colony Trader, Filette ana
courre., Le reduced on loans o ,deplorable; in fact many people rage lsss than $100, Eo:0e of nomic progress." Green agents, sailed Tuesday with
:a-s t:ian 82500. No loan will be have been com-nielled to live il wh'icah, in many instances, a lo. Other points included in the proc cargo of lumber for Cuba.
rade on this class of home foi neighboring cities for lack o, owner has already paid. gram are: To urge a reduction or Twenty-four bundre d tons of
IcSs than $:000. homes. driving back and forth to Can Be Built for Rental one cent in the present seven-cent pipe for the Southeastern Pipeline
Fin-ncing Arrangements work. Such homes can be built for gasoline tax; to urge that munici- Co. arrived by barge Wednesday.
Ar.::g .ent.s., are be:ng ml p which s n palit'es be prohibited from levy-
In1erest ng Facts I itinal purposes, which was not.
'.-ith f:.n"rcing companies to carry ing gasoline taxes, and to advocate TLASD A
loans he-:e, as the FHA does not bou-e interesting facts came out permitted under former regula- l te fedea ta on aso LA
actua ly lend the money, but in- in Ir. Parrish's talk, among which tions, and it is understood that repeal of the federal tax on gas-
sa-.es the. ler..-er. It was cited that was the fact that Florida stands number of houses will be started line and lubricating FOR REN
rhOfficrs o the Gulf county or. FOR RENT
t:-e vay had been prepared for second on loans per capital 'in the shortly for rental. Permitted with- i ar the Gf county ore-
the F'or da Bank here to make, nat .on, only California outranking in the 95 per cent is cost of buil,- nTmes R. ereer.'V. R. An FOR RENT-Furnished house with
the Bank hcre tohak[^ ; aMg
l s of th ndundr the it-la W. C. Roche. Legisi garage; all bed linens s furnished:
ured l.an. App:cat:cns can b' t P a dollar basis for loan I profit to builder. A penalty is also $30 month. Adjoining home of
ma'e di-ect to the lending inst:- and thirteenth on applications sub- provided for falsification. Such tee, J. L. Mille', J. O. B'ag;i .Dr. Eartee. See Dr. H. L. Bar-
.Jr"-'s'Darcev. Tomal affairs cona- tee. It
tuio-n or th otigh some of the lo; -it-d.-He stated that Port St. Joe loans will be made only on lEot. l Cor ENT-The Mrse
cal r.ter~l.! supply men or rea condton parallel those of Fer-' averaging around, 00, and on salt ittee, C.Public relations commit. Frc, hand hNT-T he Mrs. W. C. Fore-
e~trte o erators. nandina, in tha'the only infduistries of property value of lot should be )and. Public relations committee, hand home in H'ighland View; 4
ThIi. re.tong settled the troubl- concerned wood in some form, plus added to any amount loanedL. M. rooms, 2 screen porches, bath,
irg question of Bay Ridge and ".hing. and did not tend toward P-actically all of that section o? ailVr INAUGURAuTED r e Cnning water and eec-
other sections of the city, wliich assurance for long term loans. the city west of Woodward avenue ton rt Je 8tt
have been on the firing line ever He stated that he had been and north of Sixteenth street and j (ro-t'nued from Paze 1 ton, Port St. Joe. -
since the cly took on Its indus- aware of the need of homes for east of Monument avenue, except county. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
trial development three years ago. oW incomes, but that, until the the business section and the area Land for tl'e building has been -
No a .as had ever been approved changes in Title I, Class I, II fronting on the new pavement o0 donated by the St. Joseph Land & FOR S oLE-Two lots'in Bay Ridge
for loans h re except on Garrison and III loans had been made by Fifth street, and the lots fronting Development company, the site Snew hig school. If interested,
and McCleil-n avenues, and were c.ngres., that such approvals on Monument between Eighth an'. l.e'ng on Twentleth street at the write Mrs. E. G. Power, 1120
made th:~re o-ly because the land uirld not be made. Also under the Sixteenth streets, are cited ais ap- intrr-ection of Monument avenue' l10th Place South, Birmingham,
was 'i 1i- !--;nnder oDe ownership or- er plan for Title I loans there proved areas. The Monument ave- and Constitution Drive, an ideal Alabama. 2-16tf
and thus t'te type of homes built -.vs a 5 per cent discount which, nue lots and all of Bay Ridge soutn location overlooking St. J:seph's POULTRY
co 1M1 b'e .o-trolled. I:ulis the interest and fixed charges of Sixteenth street received ap- Bny and Con.stitut'on Park.-
There has been plenty of effort "a. mile an in-e est rate of ac- prwval for Title II loans of up. FOR SALE-Setting .hens with
,rih i t'"e chamber of com-' tuAl!y 6.67 per cent on short terms war's of $2500, and without the Haskell Overby of Pasca-oul,, chicks; $1 per hen and. 10 cents
merce, by city officials and many o& f on fi-.ve to seven years; that :-.c-'itv o" the signing or cove- Mi:s., arrived Saturdr:y to attend per chick. Leave orders at The

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