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The Star-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
Port St. Joe--Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
est growing little acty. Ini
the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center.
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1940 NUMBER 38
FRENCH ARMISTICE EMISSARIES ENTER TRUCE CAR Will Offer Name
... I ... .......
This radiophoto transmitted from Berlin and sounphotoed from New
York.shows the French emissaries about to enter the 1918 truce car
-to receive terms. A German officer at the left leads the envoys.
Behind him, left to right, are General Huntziger, Leon Noel, a Ger-
man officer, General Bergeret and Rear Admiral-Le Luc.
IT'S THE TRUTH.
No business man in any town should allow
the newspaper published in his town to go
without his name and business being men-
tioned somewhere in its columns. This applies
to all kinds of busines's-general stores, dry
S goods, groceries, furniture dealers, manufat-
turing establishments, automobile dealers,
mechanics, professional men.
This does not mean that you. should have, ._
a whole, a half, or even a quarter page ad in
every issue of the paper, but your name and
business should be mentioned even if you use
a small space. A stranger picking up a news-
paper should be able to tell what business are
represented in the town by looking at the
businesses mentioned in the paper. This Is
the best possible town advertising, too. The
man who does not advertise hisibusiness does
an injustice to himself 'and the town. The
man who insists on sharing the business that
comes to town but refuses to advertise his
own is not a valuable addition to any town.
The life and snap of a town depends upon
the wide-awake liberal advertising men or
that town. It's the truth.-American Bankers
St. Joe Takes
Exporters 5 to 0
Long-Drawn-Out Tilt Wednesday-
Afternoon Results In Shut-
Out for Locals
The Port St. Joe team of the
Gulf Coast League chalked up their
first shut-out of the season Wed-
nesday at the local ball park when
they defeated the Kenney Ex-
-porters 5, to 0 behind the hurling
of Cldwers, a new pitcher come to
St. Joe from Carrabelle.
The game was a long-drawn-out
affair with very little excitement.
The only feature was when Buster
Owens tried to knqck Moore out
of the box when his bat slipped
from his hands and went sailing
almost to second base.
Lynn started for the Exporters
and was relieved in the fifth by
Moore after four runs had been
chalked up .n that inning. The.
other run was'made in the second.
Clowers went the full route for
the town team and was going as
strong in the ninth as in the first.
Sunday's games will mark the
end of the first half of the league
season, the second half starting
Wednesday, July 3.
Whaley and Bryant
Are Freed By Jury
Two Wewahitchka Men Charged
With Murder of Wade Wil-
liams Found Not Guilty
Claudh Whaley and John Bryant
of Wewahitchka, charged with the
murder of Wade Williams on the
night of March 26 of this year,
were set free Tuesday when the
.state failed to produce sufficient
evidence to implicate them in the
death of Williams.
States Attorney L. D. McRae
prosecuted the case, assisted by
Assistant States Attorney H. V.
McClelland. Bryant was defended
by F. M. Campbell and Whaley by
McRae moved that a directed
verdict of not guilty be returned
and -the motion was granted by
Judge E. C. Welch.
Jurors hearing the case were H,
C. Lister, foreman; A. G. MoW--
gomery, P. G. Strange, E. Ramsey,
Charles Walsingham-, W. B. Burn-
ham, T. B. O'Neal, George M. John-
son, D. H. Covington, H. Lk Ezell
and A. P. Strange.
Of Claude Pepper
Florida Committeeman Will Seek
To Interest Deleates In Sen-
Nomination of United States Sen-
ator Claude Pepper for vice-presi-
dent will be advocated at the Dem-
ocratic national convention -by
Harry H. Wells, national commit-
teeman from florida.
Wells announced his intentions
in a statement yesterday. He will
go to Chicago, in advance ,o' th.
convention, which begins July 15
and seek to interest delegates- from
all states in Pepper's possibilities
as the vice-presidential candidate
In announcing his plans. Wells
said he hoped it would "bear good
fruit and result in benefit to Flor-
ida and to the nation."
His statement continued: "Evil
winds are disturbing the -ranquil-
ity of the world. Some of thesee ill
winds are turning the eyes and the
thoughts of the nation to Florida.
The establishment of army ana
navy activities and the enlarge-
ment of such facilities as hav- ex-
isted here demonstrates the recog-
nition of the vital importance ot
Florida in.any plan of national de-'
fense If it should become neces-
sary to support our declaration ot
the Monroe Doctrine with
"It is only reasonable to assume
that if the principles of the Mon-
roe Doctrine are to be violated at
any time in the near future, the
violation may be expected to occur
nearer to the shores of Florida
than to any other part of the
United States.. Therefore, Florida
must be prepared for any eventu-
ality. The national government
(Coataws on Pae 8)
Gulf County Boys
Elected In Boys
Jimmy Weatherly Named Clerk of
Court and Autha Fowhand
Chosen As Judge
Jimmy Weatherly of Port St.
Joe was elected "Harkins county"
clerk of court, and Autha Fore-
hand of Highland View was se-
lected judge of the city of "Jor-
dan" at the first annual Boys
State in conference at Tallahassee
this week. Dave Carl Gaskin of
Wewhahitchka is the third Gulf
county boy participating in the
Approximately 200 boys from
all parts of Florida are attending
the project, which is sponsored by
the American Legion and other
civic organizations to foster inter-
est in governmental operation
among 'teen-age youths. Harvey
Wood is director of the project,
and M. L. Montgomery is assist-
The boys are electing city,
county and state officials to run
their own fictitious governments,
and much political trading and
many promises have been made by
various state candidates for the
offices -they sought.
The youths are divided into six
cities named, for members of the
state board of control and the
board secretary, and are "citizens"
of one of two counties named for
deceased commanders of the Flor-
ida Department, American Legion.
Census Figures For
St. Joe and County
Show Large Gains
NAMED WAR SECRETARY
Known as a supporter of the ad.
ministration's foreign policy, Henry
L. Stimson, above, who was secre-
tary of state in the Ho,
was named 'secretary OrT'b(y
President R0osevelt in a cabinet
shift last week. Stimson was one
stalwart of the Republican party
thus honored. The other is Colonel
Frank Knox of Chicago, O6P can-
didate for vice-president In 1936,
who was named secretary of the
In Session Here
Francis Ashmore of Wakulla. Is
Named President of Third
Nineteen members of the Demo-
cratic committee of the Third Con-
gressional District gathered at the
Bl-ck Cat cafe Saturday night for
the purpose of organizing and se-
The meeting was called to order
by J. H. Douglass of Washington
county and nominations called for
for president of the committee.
Francis Ashmore of Wakulla coun-
ty was unanimously elected and
took charge of the meeting, follow-
ing which Mr. Douglas was re-
elected as secretary-treasurer.
It was agreed that $100 be paid
to the national committee when
called upon for funds. After fur-
ther discussion on varied subjects
the meeting was adjourned.
T. H. Stone is Gulf county com-
mitteeman and Mrs. C. G. Costin
is Gulf county committeewoman.
MEMBERS OF LEGION AND-
AUXILIARY ATTEND MEET
Population of County Doubles
And Port St. Joe Jumps
From 851 to 2,372
Preliminary figures on the 1940
census for Gulf county and Port
St. Joe have just been released by
J. Ed Straughn from Pensacola.
showing a growth in population of
more than 100 per cent, mainly in
Port St. Joe, and a slight increase
in the number of farms in the
The 1930 census gave Gulf
county a population of 3,182, while
the census just completed gives a
total of 6,926, a gain of 3,744 or
approximately 115 per cent. Farms
in the .county increased from 85
in 1930 to 91. in the 1940 census.
The city of Port St. Joe had a
total o 551l persons recorded -!
the 1930 census, w ~e the-., .0
tigres tBiwed 21,32 the f ivase
taking place in the past three
years due to construction of .the
St. Joe Paper company mill and
the St. Joe Lumber and Export
Wewahitchka, the county seat,
also almost doubled in population
during the ten-year period, the
figures for 1930 being 584 and the
194T count being 1,012.
These are preliminary figures
and by no means official. Official
figures will come from a final
check of the work done by enumer-
ators, when records are forwarded
to Washington after this month.
The department of census is
anxious to enumerate all persons,
and in the event anyone believes
he or she has been missed in thV
census they should write the Pen-
sacola office at once to have their
names included. The Pensacola of-
fice will be closed after th
month, states Straughn, and all
work in connection with taking
the census should be completed at
Official figures on the 1940 cen-
sus will be released from Wash-
ington in book form in the fall,
Will Observe 4th
Will Remain Open Wednesday Af.
ternoon Next Week, But Will
Close All Day Thursday
Proprietors of business houses in
Port St. Joe this week agreed that
they would keep their places of
AT TALLAHASSEE SUNDAY business open next Wednesday, in*
:- stead of observing regular Wed-
Attending the Third District nesday afternoon closing, and re-
Conference of the American Legion main closed all day Thursday-
and Auxiliary held Sunday in Tal- the Fourth of July.
lahassee were Commander T. M. -----
Schneider, Adjutant Ivey Vanland- START /'AA~1< ON LAYING
Ingham, M. L. Fuller, L. E. Tones, OF TANK FOUNDATIONS
Tim Brown. C. M. Johnson, G. D.
White and Jim Sealey of the Le- The Smith Engineering company
glon, and President Mrs. M. L. of Pensacola this week began
Fuller, Treasurer Mrs. Jessie WrT- preparations for-the laying of foun-
lington, Mrs. Madeline Whitaker. dations for large storage tanks for
Mr Tvey Vanlandingham and Mrs. the Gulf Oil corporation on the
C. .I. Johnson of the Auxiliary. dock at First street.
WORLD AT A GLANCE
France in Europe, although in area a very small
part of the total empire, contains more than halt
as much population as all the colonies combined.
With an area of 212,659 square miles, France has
a population of 42,000,000. The colonies have a
total area of 4,687,442 square miles and a com-
bined population of more than 71,000,000. The
possessions in Asia include Syria, French India,
and French Indo-China. Those in Africa include
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, French West Africa,
ALASKA CLIPPER INAUGURATES MAIL
IN THE GOP RUNNING
Togoland, Cameroon, French Equatorial Africa,
French Somaliland an3 the island possessions of
Madagascar, Reunion and Comoros. In the west-
ern hemisphere the possessions are St. Pierre ano
Miquelon Islands, Guadalupe,. Martinique, French
Guiana and Ininl. In addition to these, France has
various Pacific Ocean possessions, such as New
Caledonia, which 's near Australia, ana the So-
ciety Islands, Just how Germany and Italy in-
tend to divide these possessions is problematical.
The inaugural flight of the Alaska Clipper started regular mail serv-
Ice between Seattle, Wash., and Juneau on June 20, as mail bags
were loaded on the clipper ship at the temporary base at Matthews
Beach at Seattle. This was the first scheduled trip, but only mail
was carried and invited guests. This plane service may be the fore-
runner of an important defense plan.
A British vessel is expected to
arrive next week for a cargo of
2500 tons of pulp from the St. Joe
S.S. Jean of -the Bull Line is
Scheduledeto dock Monday.
Mrs. W. S. Smith.has returned
to the city after spending a week
in Mulberry visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayles and
eons, Elgin, Jr., an'd Tommy, were
the week-end guests of Mrs. Nora
Mrs. E. H. Horton and daughters.
Sara and Katherine, have returned
to their home after spending three
weeks in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Spend the week-end in
SWest Florida's best fish-
BOATS With or with-
rates. Hotel ac-
commodations within the
means of everyone.
: 0. 'Jim'SMITH
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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mira and
daughter, Dolores, returned to the
city Sunday from, New York where
they have spent several weeks.
. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Anderson spent
Sunday in Apalachicola visiting
Trade at home-your local mer-
chants have just what you want..
MEETING AT SCHOOL
TO DISCUSS MUSIC
Miss Jewell Presnell of Pensa-
cola, field supervisor of music,
Federal Music Project, will be in
the city today to discuss the pos-
sibility of music in the local
schools. She urges all patrons and
persons interested in the school to
meet with' her at the high school
auditorium this afternoon at 2
Miss Presnell is doing all that
she can *to see that all schools in
Florida are becoming interested in
band work and public school music.
Mr. Stapleton, the newly-erected
principal, and the school trustees
are much interested in re-estab-
llishirig the musTc program in the
school and they also urge every
music-minded person to attend this
Mrs. Gus Creech, whio s attene-
ing summer school in Tallahassee
spent the week-end in the ctly.
W. S. Smith and C. W. Sheppard
made a business trip to Tallahas-
see and Cairo, Ga.; over the week-
Traffic statistics indicate tha:
at a .speed of 40 to 50 miles gn
hour one accident in 30 causes
death. At speeds of more than 50
miles an hour one accident in 13
results in death.
Send The Star to a friend.
Thomas E. Dewey of New York,
who was nominated Wednesday
night for the presidency on the
Kirbey Bernal of Nashv ll e,
Tenn., arrived Thursday to visit
his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Elaine Gore left last Wed-
nesday for Meridian, Miss., to
ENJOY A DAY'S:
On Gulf County's Famed
Our BOATS are Dry and
Clean. Our CABINS
are Clean and Completely
This Friendly Camp is Mid.
way of the Cakes, at the
J. L. KNOWLES
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA :
"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
WE are proud of the fact that one out of five do.
mestic customers of our Company has already switched
to modern electric cookery This popularity tends to
prove the claims made that electric ranges are cool,
fast, clean and economical. Best of all, foods cooked
electrically retain precious vitamins so essential to
health. Join the many satisfied users of electric ranges.
See the new models today.
See the 1940 Electric Ranges
Now On Display At Your, Favorite
"Electric Cooking costs much less than I thought" ,,
say enthusiastic users of modern electric ranges.
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 19401
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1940
The turkey is an 'expanding crop.
In 1929 America raised less than
17,000,000' turkeys, and in 1939
there were more than 27,000,000.
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If you suffer from rheumatic, arthritis
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Get a package of Ru-Ex Compound today.
Mix it with a quart of water, add the
.juice of 4- lemons. It's easy. No trouble
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-do not quickly leave and if you do not
feel better, Ru-Ex will cost you nothing to
try as it is sold by your 'druggist under
-an absolute money-back guarantee. Ru-Ex
,Compound is for.sale and recommended by
MILLER'S DRUG STORE
Port St. Joe, Fla.
BY THE $7.00
Open to the Public
SClub.-Breakfast, 6 to 9, ..25e
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ..........35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
S Griffin Grocery Building
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These are the days when the
earth calls to us all, as she shows
forth her never-failing richness in
flowers and developing fruits un-
der the blue Florida skies.
We want to shut the door on
routine household chores and go
out to work in -the -ground; to dig
and hoe and weed -so that we feel
we have a part in this miracle ot
growth which appears every, year.
Some urge, deep within each one
of us, is satisfied only as we work
with Nature, tending the plants
through which the earth "shall
yield her increase.''
But this year the earth means
more to us than eer before. It
means not only the :plenty prom-
ised by the swelling pods-develop-
ing wheat heads and the beauty or
bushes in riotous bloom. It means
assurance and confidence, -especi-
ally to those of us fortunate
enough to live in. the United
States. For our earth is calm these
days, undisturbed by-the events
that.are shaking the world of men
-responsive only to the age-old
,stimulus of sun and rain. And as
each day brings more luxuriant
growth to fields and gardens, we
can find comfort.
Here is all that we really need.
This is the basis of all that we
call civilization. The earth with
its gifts of food, minerals and for-
ests was all-this- continent had-to
offer the settlers who began com-
ing here leas than 400 years ago,
State Now Reci
Which May N
The phenomenon of a Florida
legislature that provided a method
for raising public money and then
said nothing about how to spend it
is a popular subject for discussion
at the time in Tallahassee.
It is the, million-dollar Murphy
tax law fund that state officials
are talking about. By court decree
the money must remain in trust
until the 1941 legislature directs
the manner of spending it.
There isn't a million dollars on
hand right now in fact, the
amount on hand is less than a hun-
.dred thousand, but it is coming in
rapidly as trustees of the internal
improvement fund dispose of tax
delinquent lands which passed to
the state under the title reversion
clause of the Murphy "low-dollar"
redemption law. Statisticians fig-
gure it will be a million or more
by next April when the legislature
The 1937 legislature whi ch
passed the Murphy law didn't put
in any provision about disposing
of the money which the state col-
lected, and the 1939 legislature
met and adjourned without doing
anything about it.
A tax collector wanted his fees
for handling some of the Murphy
law business, but the state su-
preme court decided the money re-
ceived from sale of land by the
internal improvement board must
be kept in the treasury for dispo-
sition by the. legislature.
State officials probably will
recommend returning 90 per cent
of -the fund to counties, with 10
per cent going to the state. Then
the counties can distribute to their
own separate tax funds the amount
they receive. For instance, part of
it could go to the county general
fund, part to the school fund, the
bond fund, and so forth.
The taxes which became delin-
quent originally were levied for
these various county funds. When
the taxes were not paid, delinquent
certificates passed to the state. Un-
and look what has been achieved!
Although we have sometimes
wasted her bounty, the earth con-
tinues to furnish us with almost
unlimited'supplies, so that we need
not fear for this America of ours,
as long as we keep our belief in
Liberty, which John Stuart Mill de-
fines as "the essential condition
for the growth of individuality in
the richest diversity," and our
faith in government "of the peo-
ple, for the people, and by the peo-
,ple." For these are the things
which have made it possible for
us to create the great nation we
have from nothing but the raw ma-
terials furnished us by the earth.
It is not the fault of the "good
earth" that people have gone hun-
gry, homeless or ragged in any land
but the fault of men who have mia-
used her largess, and only in the
United States have.we even hegun
to realize the plenty that- is pos-
sible for every human being in
this country were we to couple our
genius for production and distribu-
tion under our free enterprise sys-
tem. with the bounty which thb
millions -of- acres of the United
States pours forth..
As long as we develop fn "the
American way" with our charac-
teristic regard for the rights ana
the welfare of the individual, we
shall progress. For the earth-the
mother of us all-will continue to
endure, and to -produce according
to our will.
)t Be Expended
der the Murphy law, all delinquent
certificates were offered; at :com-
promise:figures to 'the highest bid
der for'cash. Millions of dollars of
delinquent levies were settled, but
thousands of parcels of property
passed to state title when the two-
year redemption period of the Mur-
phy law expired.
Now, the internal improvement
fund has authority to sell this land
to the highest and best bidder foi
cash. There were -months of legal
squabbling that delayed such sales
but they are under way now anO
the money is beginning to come in.
Such lands are sold subject -to
outstanding municipal and drain-
age district tax liens, which the
supreme court said were not wiped
out by the provisions of the Mur-
phy law. Cities generally have in-
dicated they will make downward
compromises of their outstanding
levies, so that the buyer of such
property can return it to active tax
rolls and into active tax-paying
"Way of All Flesh"
At Port Wednesday
Noted Story Stars Akim Tamiroff,
Gladys George, Muriel Ange-
lus and William Henry
Playing Wednesday only at the
Port theater is the Paramount pro-
duction, "The Way of All Flesh,"
in which are featured Akim Tami-
roff, Gladys George, William Henry
and Muriel Angelus.
In the opening scenes tne .pic-
ture shows the happy home life of
Paul Kriza, played by Tamiroff, a
small town bank cashier. He Is
sent-to New York to deliver $100,-
000 worth of bank securities to a
client arriving from abroad. His
mission known, he becomes the
prey of a band of crooks who,
through the complicity of a beau-
tiful adventuress and member ot
Gulf Coast League
Closes First Half
Of- Season Sunday
Apalachicola Apparently Is Winner
Of First Half, With Exporters
And St. Joe Third and Fourth
The first half of the Gulf Coast
Baseball League will close Sunday
with the Apalachicola team holding
first place, Carrabelle a close sec-
ond, Kenney's Exporters in third
position, Port St. Joe a poor fourth,
Panama City in fifth place and the
Wewahitchka aggregation in the
The second half of the series
will open Wednesday, July 3 and
will consist of 17 games being
played by each team. Winners of
the second half will meet the Apa-
lachicola boys in a series to de-
termine the league championship.
.Standings of the teams up to
last Sunday follow:
Team Standings to June 23
Team- W L Pct.
Apalachicola ....... 14 2 .875
Carrabelle ......... 12 4 .750
Exporters ........... 8 8 .500.
Port St. Joe ........ 6 8 .421
Panama City ........: 5 11 .312
Wewahitchka ... 2 14 .125
Results Sunday's Games
Apalachicola, 20; Port St. Joe, 0.
iCarrabelle, 7; Wewahitchka, 5.
Exporters, 6; PRnama. City, 4.
Exporters vs. Wewahitchka, at
SApalachicola vs. Carrabelle, at
.Panama Cityvs.' Pot St. Joe, at
Port St. Joe.
Apalachicola ys. Exporters, at
Port. St. Joe.
Wewahitchka vs. Panama City,
at Panama City.
Port St. Joe vs. Carrabelle, at
A frog ises its teeth to hold- ts
food, not for chewing.
the gang, Mary Brown (played by
Muriel Angelus) !lure him into a
dive, drug and -rob him. When the
terribly mangled body of a-man is
found on a railroad: track with
Kriza's watch and wallet beside it,
he is believed to be dead-mur-
dered while trying to save the
Realizing that for him to return
alive means shame and disgrace
for his wife and children, he con-
demns himself to become a home-
less, broken man, shunning all
who might recognize him. How.he
finds eventual regeneration and
peace is disclosed in a touching
and unusual finale.
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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 194G
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,
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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.
WHAT IS THE "FIFTH COLUMN"?
The vivid term "fifth column" has an omin-
ous significance these days, and action of the
Gulf County Post, American Legion, in es-
tablishing a committee to investigate any
subversive activities of this character in this
section is indeed commendable.
The termn.first came into use during the
Spanish civil war, when an insurgent general
announced that he had four columns of sol-
diers driving toward Madrid-and a fifth col-
umn, consisting of spies, saboteurs and other
enemies of the Spanish republic, within the
city. And since then we have seen fifth col-
umns operating with almost demoniac effici-
ency and success in other parts of the world.
The Nazis have developed the fifth column
technique to an extraordinarily high level-
to a very large extent the collapse of Norway,
Holland, Poland and Belgium was due to the
activities of Nazi sympathizers and purchased
terrorists within those besieged nations.
Somber rumors of fifth column work have
even come from France-as witness the re-
cent' wholesale dismissal of fifteen or twenty
French generals who::had, according to Pre-
mier Reyftaud, made inexcusable and impos-
sible-to-understand blunders. And in the Brit-
ish Isles the authorities have gone to unprece-
dented ends to ferret out and arrest any and
all persons who might be expected to aid a
(erman invasion, some of these arrests being
shown in a newsreel at the Port theater last
i-iThat the high officials of the United States
are tremendously worried by the specter ot
fifth column activity here, goes without say-
ing, and the action taken by the .national or-
ganization of the American Legion to combat
any such -activities has received the blessing
of these officials. President Roosevelt has
mentioned it in a speech, and it is believed
that his suggestion that he be empowered to
call out the national guard in peace time was
based on a fear that some such step might
soon become necessary to put down fifth col-
umnists at home. At the moment, the poten-
tial United States fifth column consists of
avowed Hitlerites-the bulk of whom are or-
ganized in the German-American bunds and
similar societies-and, to a lesser extent, the
Communists, who have been running around'
in circles attempting to justify Lenin's de,
nunciation of imperialism and conquest with
Stalin's Communist-Nazi pact and the Russian
invasion of Finland.
The expected fifth column technique in this
country is simple and rational. In the words
of the president, the fifth columnists would
attempt to "create confusion of counsel, pub-
lic indecision, political paralysis and, eventu-
ally, a state of panic." In other words, the
purpose would be to prevent the attainment
of anything resembling.national unity. Group
would be set against group, class against
class, jealousy and hate would be fomented.
It is apparent that a start has already been
made to this end by alien groups. And, ac-
cording 'to Dies committee evidence, it is a
fact that' both the Moscow and Berlin gov-
ernments have paid fifth column agents ac-
tively at work in this country.
After the policy of confusion- would come
actual sabotage and terrorism. And there is
a widely held fear that we may see this be-
fore long, as the armament program swings
into high gear. Finally, once the country
was thoroughly disorganized, minority groups
would attempt to take over the government.
We are now embarked on a war against
the fifth column. The government has moved
cautiously, but it is moving. Registration and
observation of aliens is likely to come soon
-the proposal that the department of justice
be given control of the immigration service
shows the way the wind is blowing. And far
more severe measures are envisioned.
There is an obvious danger in all this-and
a danger that is exceedingly hard to avoid-
the danger that anti-fifth column work may
become an hysterical witch-hunt. That is one
reason why the American Legion is taking a
hand, and why the Gulf county post of the
organization is urging that anyone knowing
or believing that fifth columnists are at work
in this section report to Commander T. M.
Schneider in order that proper investigation
of the matter can be made. This is to avoid
the danger that people might exploit personal
grudges by unjustly denouncing others to the
authorities, and prevent vigilante groups, op-
erating outside the law but supported by en-
raged public opinion, coming into being.
The experience of the last war should be
recalled, when we went to ridiculous lengths
in prosecuting people of German and Austrian
heritage whose patriotism was unqualified.
Aid the American Legion and the government
in protecting the innocent as well as appre-
hending the guilty. Your help will be neces-
sary, as that is a big order-and' one tough
WE SHOULD WATCH THE FAR EAST
AND LATIN AMERICA
While the public at large watches Europe,
and is mesmerized by the carnage in the Old
World, experts are watching the Far East and
Japan has not, as feared, moved to seize or
"protect" the Dutch East Indies-prime
source of vital United States rubber and tin.
But Japanese relations are still in what the
diplomats call a deplorable condition.
'Leading publicists are urging that this na-
tion take the lead in negotiations, on a frank
and realistic basis, which might produce a
United States-Nipponese agreement, fair to
both sides, that would assure peace in the
The effect of Europe's war on much of
Latin America has been disastrous. South
America is a major source of Europe's peace-
time commodities-and as Hitler's legions
have swept on, the. Latin people have lost
tremendously important markets. The United
States wonders how to help compensate for
this loss, without creating a new surplus
problem at home. Purpose of it all is to keep
Latin America as free as possible of Nazi
influence-Hitler's agents are working theih
heads off south of the Rio Grande.
A German officer, talking to a senior mem-
ber, of the British embassy in Berlin in 1933,
made the odd remark that the British arc
gentlemen, but the French are not.
Asked what he meant, he explained: "One
day in 1920 some of the military control com-
mission, under a French and British officer,
came to the barracks of which I had charge.
They said they"had reason to believe that I
had a store of rifles concealed behind a brick
wall, contrary to the terms of the peace
treaty. I denied this. 'I give you my word
of honor as a German officer,' I said, 'that I
have no rifles concealed in the barracks.'
"Well, your British officer was a gentle-
man; he'accepted my word of honor and went
away. But the French officer 'was not a
gentleman..He would not accept my word of
honor. He, pulled down the brick wall-and
he took away my rifles."-The Listener.
.The man who is always boasting of his
willingness, to shed .his last drop of blood for
his country is never in much of a hurry tp
shed the first drop.
TIME TO GET GOING!
Provisions of Universal
Service Bill Summarized
Legislation providing, for univer-
sal compulsory military training,
long advocated by the publisher of
The Star, has been introduced in
congress, and we believe that the
majority of our readers will be in-
terested in a summary of its pro-
The purpose is to mobilize the
nation's strength by fitting "every
able-bodied man into his proper
place under: a .fair system of se-
lective compulsory military train-
ing and service."
Coming under provisions of the
bill would be all male citizens and
all male aliens residing in the D.
S. or its posesssions, who are aged
18 to 65.
The bill provides for registration
of all males, but all would not re-
ceive the same training. Men be-
tween 21 and 45 would be liable
for training in the land and naval
forces; those between 18 and 21
and 45 and 65 would be liable for
training in the home defense units
in or near the communities and
areas in which they reside.
During peacetime, training would
be for eight consecutive months,
and after training each man would
be a member of the enlisted re-
serve corps for 10 years, or until
he reached 45. If an emergency
developed, service would continue
as long as national interest re-
quired. After the initial service,
men in the reserve would be sub-
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
For the first time in years our
boys there in Washington are do-
ing something that most everybody
can agree is okeh.
What they are doing is spend-
ing-spending is their dish-but
this time is it not for a pig-in-a-
poke which nobody knows anything
about how it will turn out. It is
spending' for defense.
Our U. S. A. would be sittln-
pretty and in the driver's seat
right now, if some of the money
poured into rat holes had been put
into most anything except what it
was put into. Just in powerhouses
alone Uncle Sambo has dumped 2
billion, and a big part of that 2
billion is a white elephant.
But even the devil should have
his dues-but nobody needs to ez-
ject to one month's training a year,
but not oftener than three years
in any five-year period.
:Pay would be $5 monthly and
travel expenses. The bill would
leave to the president's discretion
arrangements for maintenance of
The order of 'drafting would be
decided by lot. The director of se-
lective service would prescribe
for doing it in an "impartial man-
The age group most affected
would be those from 21 to 31. The
bill provides that not more than
87 per cent nor less than 78 per
cent of those selected shall be in
that age group. Between 10 and 15
per cent would be in the 31 to 38
group, and between 3 and 7 per
cent would be in the 38 to 45
group. This refers to those chosen
for the regular military forces.
Exempt would be those now in
the military and related services,
diplomatic representatives and
their families, members of con-
gress, judges, governors, ministers,
persons found to be physically,
mentally or morally deficient, per-.
sons in industry, agriculture or
other occupations whose work was
deemed necessary to the national
health, safety or interest.
- The bill provides penalties of up
to five years imprisonment or $10,-
000 fine, or both, for failure to
register, evasion of service or
aiding in violations.
pect him to reform. This flash of
good sense on preparedness in
congress .shouldn't lull us into an-
other coma. We're at last getting'
some military protection here in
Florida what with the air bases
and navy bases, and now if they'll
just forget about spending' a billion
or so on that cross-state canal and
use -the money to build us some
good military highways, we'll be
sitting' pretty. Us folks down here
in the swamp don't need no pro-
tection, except from revenue offi-
cers, and if Hitler's Huns ever got
down here they'd bog down and
we could pick 'em off at our lei-
Yours with the low down,
Farmers have found that mo-
lasses carefully poured over silage
in trench silos will seal and pre-
serve it, like parrafin poured over
a jar of fruit or jelly.
Sharks and porpoises have been
found to live together amiably.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1940
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
SOCIETY IN MEETING
The circles of the Baptist Mis-
sionary Society met at the church
Monday afternoon for their regu-
lar monthly Royal service pro-
gram. Mrs. L. E. Voss opened the
meeting with the devotional, and
the topics for the meeting: "Hold-
ing Fast In Africa," "Beginning in
Africa" and "Preserving and Pro-
gressing in Africa," were 'devel-
oped by the following members:
Mrs. M. Grogan, Mrs. E. C. Cason,
Mrs. iCurtis Palmer and Mrs.
During a short business session'
after the program, it was an-
nounced that the Northwest Con-
ference would be held at the
Immanuel Church in Panama City
on July 17. The meeting was dis-
missed by prayer by Mrs. E. A.
McCaskey. -Twenty members and
one visitor were present.
business session at the church.
The next tneeting will be a
business session at the church.
MRS. FARMER ENTERTAINS
TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. P. D. Farmer entertained
'the members of the Tuesday Bridge
club at her home at "Oak Grove"
Thursday afternoon of last week.
Cut flowers were used in the liv-
ing room where two tables were
placed for the play. At the con-
clusion of several progressions
scores were tallied and prizes
awarded to Mrs. O. Pyle, high;
Mrs. J. Hauser, second. high and
Mrs. W. M. Howell, cut.
The hostess served a salad plate
with iced drink to Mesdames M.
B. Larkin, W. M. Howell, O. Pyles,
J. Grimsley, J. Hauser, J. McCis-
sick and C. Armstrong.
Miss Mercedine Thomas of Wash-
ington is the guest of her brother-
in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. J. W. West left Monday for
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
SINGS AT THE FAIR
Miss Anita Randall. of Tam-
pa, Fla., a sweet voiced mezzo
soprano, a product of the De
Young studios of Chicago and
who has appeared at the Flor-
ida State Fair with Hal Kemp's
and Eddie Duchin's orchestras.
has joined the entertainment
staff of the Florida State Ex-
hib t at the New York World's
Fair and is heard in dailv pro-
r'-.nr.s from th' :famon.s ',n;l'1
h-"rnv as well as over th-"
GIRL SCOUT MEETING
The Girl Scout troop held its
regular meeting Saturday morning
at the health department with Miss
Claudia Houstoun in charge. A
new song was taught the girls by
the- leader, assisted by Geraldine
Parker. Games were enjoyed, foi
lowing the business-session. 'Miss
Tommie Sue Blount of Geneva
Ala., was present. The meeting was
adjourned by the Friendship circle
The Misses Marigene Smith and
Lunette Hammock left last Friday
for Cottondale to spend a week
with Miss Marigene Wi l4i am s
uawson, Ga., to spena several Carlyle Matthews and Billy Ham
weeks as the guest of her brother, mock accompanied them, return
W. W. Kelly. Iing Friday night.
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MRS. GORDON THOMAS
Mrs. Frank LeHardy entertained
from 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon
with a shower honoring Mrs. Gor-
don Thomas, a recent bride. Flow-
ers used for decorations carried
out a color scheme of pink and
green. The refreshments also
aided in carrying out the color
Following the shower o; gifts to
the honoree, refreshments were
served to Mesdames H. Lilius, H.'
M. Hammock, J. McCissick, H. W.
Soule, C. E. Boyer, E. E. Thomas,
W. L. Bragg, R. Williams, J. Mar-
tin, E. Ramsey, Fred Maddox, M.
C. Edwards, W. H. Howell, L. H.
Bartee, T. M. Schneider, G. Gore,
J. Hauser, T. Jones, George Wim-
berly, George Cooper and C. A. Le-
Hardy, Sr.; Misses Emeline and
Martha Belin, Eugenia LeHardy
and Lillian Ferrell.
MRS. HAUSER HOSTESS
TO TUESDAY BRIDGE
Cut flowers 'decorated the liv-
ing room of the home of Mrs. P.
D. Farmer Tuesday afternoon
when Mrs. J. Hauser was hostess
to her bridge club. Several progres-
sions were enjoyed, after which,
prizes were presented to Mrs. W.
M. Howell, high; Mrs. J. Grlmsley,
second and Mrs. P. D. Farmer,
A delectable salad, plate with
iced drink was served by thb
hostess to Mesdames Gee or g
Cooper, M. B. Larkin, P. D. Farm-
er, J. Grimsley, W. M. Howell, J.
McCissick, I. Lilienfield
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At the Churches
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
6 p. m.-Christ's Ambassadors.
7:30 p. m.-Evening Service.
Ladies' Auxiliary meets Tuesday
afternoons.' Prayermeeting every
Rev. D. E. Marietta, Minister
9:45 a. nr.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evening worship.
Missionary society meets Monday
afternoons, 3 o'clock.
ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC
Fr. Thomas J. Massey
First Sunday, 8:00 a. m.-Early
Mass. Second, third and fourth
Sunday at 10:15 a. m.
Altar society meets 3:30 p. m.
on first Monday in month.
Rev. W. A. Daniel, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
8:00 p. m.-Evening service.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector
10 a. m.-Church School.
8:00 p. m.-Evening services.
Holy Communion services on the
third Sunday at 9:30 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
4:00 p. m.-Radio Service.
7:00 p. m.-Training Union.
7:45 p. m.-Preaching Service.
Teachers' meeting at 7:30 Wed-
Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and' fourth
Tuesday of each month in the
SMasonic hall, over postoffice. Visi-
LEGION AUXILLIARY tors who -are members are wor- SAT RDAY
WILL MEET TONIG-HT SATURDAY, JUNE 2S
WILL M T TNIGHT dially invited to be present.
S The American Legion Auxiliary American Legion BI G S MA S H
will hold .its Tqgular meeting Gulf County' Post 116 meets the HS I T S -
tonight at the home of Mrs. Sam- first and third Mondays of each
d mie Davis on" Eighth street. A spe- month at the Legion Hut.' B._'
Social music program has been ar- American Legion Auxiliary meets -F
ranged by the Junior girls to be fourth Friday of month, 8 o'clock, eL a Nopalang Cassidy i
presented at this time. Mrs. Made- at Legion Hut. l
line Whitaker will give a report Masortic Lodge 1
. on the district conference in Tal- St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second
lahassee last Sunday. All mem- and fourth Friday nights at 8:30
bers are urged to attend this meet- o'clock in Masonic hall. FEATURE NO. 2
S* MISSIONARY SOCIETY
MRS. EDWARDS HOSTESS
TMRS. EDWARDS HOSTESSThe circles of the Methodist Mis-
sionary society held their regular T i u s <
Cut flowers decorated the living ,meeting at the church Monday MORGANDICKSONPAYNE
room of the home of Mrs. M. C. afternoon with the president in
Edwards on Long Avenue last charge. Following a short business Also
evening when she was hostess to session the study was held after "THE PHANTOM CREEPS"
the Thursday Bridge club. Several which the meeting adjourned.
progressions were enjoyed, after a ** 0 e ***
which the hostess presented ap- The Misses Louise Soloman, SUNDAY MONDAY
propriate prizes for holders of '
or i, so h a Avaryee Collier and Juanita Gunl, JUNE 30 JULY 1
scores of high, second high and
who are attending the summer ses-
cut. sion at Florida State College for You'll Love This One !
'Dolectable refreshments there
Dectable refreshments w Women, were week end visitors
served to members and invited n w e
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PRESBYTERIAN AUXILIARY KIDNEY STAGNATION DIl0MANHiW
IN MEETING MONDAYSTAGNATIN DISO MM-
The Presbyterian Auxiliary met IS WORSE THAN "
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MISS EDNA McLEOD md bladder troubles.
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Mr.. and Mrs. C. L. Costin, Mr-
and Mrs. Jess'e Gaskin, Mr. and
Mrs. Hamp Limpton, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Conne, the Misses Doris
Davis anl Flavelle Campbell anL
Sammie Patrick of Wewahitchka
attended the Port Theater anni-
versary ball at the Centennial
Building last Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rollins: and
Frenchy Wooden spent the week-
end in Gordan, Ala. Peggy Alien,
who had spent two weeks in Gor-
don visiting with relatives,. re-
turned with them.
Dick Boyer of Beebe, Ark., is
visiting his sister and brother,
Mrs. E. Ramsey and C. E. Bower.
Mrs. D. B. Lay, Mrs. A. M.
Jones, Sr., and Miss Martha Belin
spent Thursday of last week in
Dr. A. L. Ward left Monday for
Pensacola to spend this week.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1940
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ES' RAQATSV"7& ai-:
FLORIDA GIRL AT THE FAIR
WORLD'S FAIR, N. Y.-A beautiful Florida girl in a beauti-
ful setting at the Florida State Exhibit at the World's Fair. She
is Miss Cecille Perkins, 19, of Miami Beach "Miss Florida of 1940"
chosen from among 283 other, pretty Florida girls, relaxes as she
rests at the base of a towering cocoanut palm in the Tropical Gar-
den in the Florida Area on the shores of Liberty Lake.-World's
NEW BRIDGE PLANNED FOR NIAGARA FALLS
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An architect's drawing superimposed upon an actual photograph of
Niagara Gorge taken from Horseshoe Falls shows how the gorge
will look when the new Rainbow Bridge, replacing the Honeymoon
Bridge, destroyed by ice in 1938, is completed next year. The huge
$4,000,000 arch. span, the longest of its kind in America, will meas-
ure 950 feet from the American to the Canadian side of the river.
Well above the mark of the highest ice jams on record, the span will
be safe from the sort of tragedy that wrecked its predecessor.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CHARLES B. JOHNSON, Plaintiff,
vs. DOROTHY B. JOHNSON, De-
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
To: DOROTHY B. JOHNSON, 5610
North Ashland Avenue, Chicago,
It is hereby Ordered that you
are required to appear on the first
day of July, A. D. 1940, before the,
above entitled Court to the bill of I
Complaint filed against you in the
above entitled cause, and "The,
Star" is hereby designated as the
newspaper in which this Orderi
shall be published once a week for
four consecutive weeks.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court, this 29th day or.
May, 1940, at Wewahitchka, in the
State and.County aforesaid.
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR.
Solicitor for Plaintiff 6-28
N 0 T I CE
Notice is hereby given that the
City Tax Assessment Roll for the
,City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for
the year 1940 will be submitted to
the Equalizing Board for approval
on the 8th day of July 1940, at the
City Hall at 8:00 o'clock P. M. All
persons desiring to have correc-
tions made in such roll, whether
in the listing, valuation of prop-
erty or otherwise, are requested to
file with the undersigned on or be-
fore the 7th day of July 1940, their
petition setting forth their objec-
tions to such assessment and the
corrections which they desire to
Witness my hand and 'theoffi-
cial seal of the City of Port St.
Joe. Florida, this 26th day of June
(Seal) M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk, as ex-
officio Tax Assessbor.
Wendell L. Wilkie, Indiana-born
business man, contender for the
Republican presidential, nomina-
tion, who has climbed from the
status of a dark horse to the pord-
tion of leading contender within a
short time. The lineup at the Phil-
adelphia convention yesterday ap-
parently was Wilkie against the
RESIGNS AS BAND DIRECTOR
Dan Farmer, director of the Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka high
school bands for the past three
years, has tendered his resignation
to C. L. Costin, county school su-
perintendent. He explained that he
had secured a position elsewhere.
Save by reading the ads!
WILL OFFER NAME OF CLAUDE purpose to proceed to Chicago in
PEPPER AS VICE-PRESIDENT advance of the convention and do
all possible to impress Senator
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recognizes all this, with all the im-
plications involved, and Florida
-tands in the foreground of the
thoughts of the nation.
'ne time has come when Florida
should claim that recognition which
her geographical importance and
her loyalty to democracy warrant.
She should claim the rignt to be
represented in the affairs of the
nation by an able and worthy son
in a key position in the Washing-
"The ability, foresight and influ-
ence of our United States Senator
Claude Pepper are being recog-
nized and felt throughout all the
"In these days of threat of ill
winds blowing when adequate pre-
paredness for any eventuality and
straightforward internal harmony
guided by courageous, patriotic
hearts, wise heads and firm hands,
is so much to be desired, I humbly
must most earnestly urge that the
Florida delegation to -the national
convention present the name of the
Honorable Claude Pepper as a can-
didate for vice-president, and I
commend that nomination to the
delegates from all sections as a
means to serve our government.
"So convinced am I that this
suggestion has real merit and that
it will be seriously considered as
a means of strengthening the lines
of the Democratic party, it is my
Pepper's nomination upon the
minds, of the delegates who will
Miss Jean Theobald has re-
turned to her home in Apalachi-
cola after spending last week in
the city as the- guest of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Gloeckler.
Mr. ,and Mrs. Billy Alllen expect
to leave next week for Mobile,
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Unknown to her, a certain hos-
tess brought a young man and his
ex-fiancee together for an introduc-
Embarrassed, the young lady
murmured: "I'm sorry, but I didn't
quite get your name."
"Well, you tried hard enough,"
the young man retorted.
Rev. George Alexander of Green
Cove' Springs' and 'Rev. Armand
Eyler of St. Augustine visited this
to make that city their home.
SMrs. A. E. McCa.skey, Sr., of
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Larkii spent Fulton, Ala., is visiting her son
Sunday in Bristol visiting rela- and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
tives. A. E. McCaskey.
Notice to Homeowners
There is a small SCHOOL, COURTHOUSE and
JAIL BOND tax on your homes. Please meet me
on the dates below and get your receipt:
HIGHLAND VIEW-At Brigman's Store, Friday,
July 5th, from 9:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M.
OAK GROVE-At Mrs. Gay's Store, Friday, July
5th, from 2:00 to 6:00 P. M.
PORT ST JOE-At Bargain Furniture Store, Sat-
urday, July 6th, from 10:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.
Edd C. Pridgeon
1w .a '
The success which we have
achieved in business is due in a
measure to the habit of always
keeping every promise
Any business house which is founded
upon the admirable principles of justice
and fair dealing, consecrated to the best
ethics, and determined to establish a
reputation for business reliability,
must secure the good will and
patronage of the people 'it is
in the business to serve
"The House Founded on Reliability"
Smith Printing Co.
THE STAR, PORT* ST. JOE? GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1940