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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 city. ..,. In
the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME III PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1940 NUMBER 39
.Air Marshal Italo Balbo, once on
"ofMussolini's closest friends an
leader of a mass airplane fligni
from Italy to the Chicago World'
Fair in 1934, who was killed in an
air battle at Tobruk, Libya, ac
cording to Italian dispatches, bu
who the British claim was "liqu'
dated" on orders from Mussolin
for political reasons,
City Board Meets
Little Business Comes Up, I
Spite of Being First Ses-
sion In Two'Months ...-
Despite 'the fact .that these ieet
Ing of the boarl of city commis
sioners Tuesday evening was the
first to be held in almost two
months, little business was trans
The matter of securing the deed
to First street from Baltzell ave-
nue to within 30 feet of the dock
from the St. Joe Land & Develop-
ment company was discussed and
the matter tabled until a future
date. The wording of the present
deed is not considered .satisfac-
tory to the city and it is planned
to have it redrawn.
The city clerk was authorized
to purchase 80,000 cigaret tax
stamps for use of the city. The
tax went into effect on October
6 of last. year, at which time 200,-
000 stamps were purchased; 34,-
000 remain on hand,. which indt-
cates that the city has derived
revenue to the amount of $1,660
from this source during the nine-
.A letter was read from the St.
Joseph Land & Development com-
pany offering to lease the Port
Inn Park to the city at a nominal
sum, if the city would provide for
its maintenance. This matter was
deferred for further consideration.
The matter of constructing a
fishing pier at the foot of Fifth
street was brought up, and it was
decided to endeavor to secure the
pier as a WPA project.
Some months back the matter
of securing a water purification
plant for the city was under dis-
cussion, and this was again taken
up by the board and the clerk in-
structed to contact two engineer-
ing firms to secure all necessary,
data on such a project.
City Clerk M. P. Tomlinson was
instructed by the board to see that
the city tax onall baseball game
admissions be collected.
Other minor matters were dis-
cussed and a number of bills
against the city okehed, a .list or
which will be found in another
A .S .. a .- -
Bridges of Florida
Are Inadequate for
State Road Department Engineer
Says Highways are or.
The important place Florida's
system of state highways occu-
pies in our now vital national de-
fense program and the need for
strengthening weaknesses known
to exist, were graphically pictured.
in an address made by J. H. Dow-
ling, chief engineer of the state
road department, at the annual
convention of the Florida Associa-
tion of Boards of County Commis-
sioners, held recently in Miami.
He also said that more than $14,-
000,000 wold be required to make.
our present systems adequate for.
normal traffic needs.
"National defense is the all-con-
suming theme in official circles, in
newspapers, magazines and on the
street," Dowling said. "We know
that we have been extremely care-
less and negligent in matters per-
taining to national defense. Now
that the. day is here when* we
must take an account of our fa-
cilities, we find ourselves woefully
lacking in even the most funda-
mental and simple matters."
LAYING KEEL FOR BATTLESHIP IOWA
Scene at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dunn, USN, captain of the yard;
last Friday as Rear Admiral C. H.1 Commander Jl E. Kierman, hull
Woodward, U. S. Navy command- euperintendpnt (partly hidden);
ant, drove the first rivet for the and Captain T. B. Richey, USN,
keel of the U.S.S. Iowa, first 45,- production officer of the yard.
000-ton warship to be built in this ,The public was not admitted to
country. Witnessing the ceremony the ceremony. The Iowa will cost
are, left to right: Captain C. A. $100,000,000.
Residents of Port St. Joe
Paying Re.Armament Tax
IL-bL-tt L i i r F -. JUU -Usau
Pointing out that the peninsula
to feel thp effectL of thp cos of
of Florida is especially vulnerable
t o a-t ta c k and the unpleasant
fate of many small nations. who
had relied on natural barriers for
defense during the present war,
SDowling said that "new instruments
of warfare and Improvements and
modifications of old instruments
have erased old barriers. Planes
now land troops and supplies, sun-
marines have been converted into
- transports and possible activities
Sof "fifth columnists" must be
(Continued on .Page 4)
FBI Asks That All
'In Matters Relating to Espionage,
Sabotage and Violations of
In order that the public may be
aware of the procedure to be fol-
lowed in handling complaints and
prosecutions of violations of lawv
relating to neutrality, espionage,
sabota e and kindered offenses,
Frank Hamlin, field administrative
assistant, in charge of the Jack-
sonville office of the office of
government reports, yesterday in-
formed The Star that the presi-
dent had issued a statement relat-
ing to this situation, which fol-
"The attorney general has been
requested by me to instruct the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Aft the Department of Justice to
take charge of investigative work
in matters relating to espionage,
sabotage, and' violations of the
"This task must be conducted
in a comprehensive and effective
manner on a national basis, and
all information must be carefully
sifted out and correlated in order
to avoid confusion and irresponsl-
"To this end I request all police
officers, sheriffs, and all other
law enforcement officers in the
United States to promptly turn
over to the nearest representative
of the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation any information obtained by
them 'relating to espionage, coun-
ter-espionage, sabotage, subversive
t re-arming America Monday as new
federal taxes on a number of
* everyday items went into effect.
* Motorists, cigaret smokers, thea-
s ter-goers and those who like their
Glass of beer, all started con-
Stributing pennies toward the five-
billion dollar defense fund.
The cigaret tax is half a cent
per package, and retailers In this
city are selling the 15-cent brands
at '16 cents and the 10-cent brands
at 11 cents. Regular 10-cent
bottled beer now retails for 11
Patrons attending the Port the'-
ater are now paying one cent for
each ten cents or fraction thereof
of admission, making the regular
25-cent admission price come to
28 cents, to which is added the
city tax of two cents for a total
of 30 cents.
The gasoline tax is half a cent
per gallon in addition to the pres-
ent one-cent federal tax, and re-
Will Meet Monday
City Commissioner To Hear Per-
sons Desiring Corrections
In Tax Roll -
The board of city commission-
ers will meet at the city hall next
Monday night at 8 o'clock to sit
as a board of equalization at
which time all persons desiring to
have corrections made in the city
tax assessment roll, whether in
the listing, valuation of property
or otherwise, will be heard.
Such corrections or changes
must be filed with the city clerk
on or before July 7, together with
a petition setting forth the objec-
tions to such assessment.
activities, and violations of the
: Any information along thdse
lines obtained by interested citi-
zens should be transmitted imme-
diately to the nearest office of
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
ion or to the local American Le-
trailers here have advanced the
price the exact amount of the tax.
In addition there is an increase
on various newly-prbduced prod-
ucts and services, as follows:
Toilet preparations, from 10 to
11 per cent; automobiles, 3 to 31/2
per cent; radios, 5 to 1/ per
cent; mechanical refrigerators, 5
to 51/2 per cent; matches, 5 to 5%
cents per thousand; electrical en-
ergy, 3 to 31 per cent; lubricat-
ing oil, 4 to 41/2 cents a gallon;
playing cards, 10 to 11 cents per
pack; club dues and initiation
fees, 10 to 11 per cent.
Increases on liquor ..will bring
the tax to $3 per gallon and to $6
a barrel on beer.
A total of 2,200,000 new income
taxpayers will join the 2,900,000
to 'whom the government already
sends "please remit"notices every
March 15. They will be made sub-
ject to tax on their 1940 incomes
as a result of lowering the per-
sonal exelmptions of married per-
sons from $2500 to $2000 and of
single persons from $1000 to $800.
TAX COLLECTOR WILL BE
HERE TODAY, TOMORROW
"Uncle Edd" Pridgeon, tax col-
lector for Gulf county, will be In
this section today and tomorrow
to collect .school, court house and
jail bond taxes from home owners
and issue necessary receipts.
Mr. Pridgeon will be at Brig-
man's store, Highland View, today
from 9 a. m. to 1 p..m., and at
Mrs. Gay's store in Oak Grove
from 2 to 6 p. m.
Saturday he will be at the Bar-
gain Furniture store in Port St.
Joe from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Homeowners are urged to con-'
tact Mr. Pridgeon at these places
to pay this small tax-it will save
a trip to the county seat.
INJURED IN ACCIDENT
Howard Knowling, an employee
of the St. Joe Paper company, re-
ceived severe cuts and bruises
Sunday when his car overturned
on the highway near the Lewis
garage. He was rushed to a Pan-
ama City hospital from which he
was dismissed Tuesday and is
now recuperating at the home or
. his father in DeFuniak Springs.
Expect To Get
Action On City
Project Has Received Approval of
Washington; Work Schedule
Now Being Prepared
Working on behalf of the city
in' connection with construction of
the proposed $75,000 municipal
hospital, W. T. Edwards of the St.
Joe Paper company, this week
contacted Roy Schroder of Jack
sonville, state administrator of the
WPA, in an. effort to discover
what was holding up the starting
of work on the hospital.
Mr. Edwards' telegram, together
with Mr. Schroeder's reply, follow
and seem to indicate that it won't
be long before actual construction
Work will begin.
Mr. Edwards' telegram: ;
M1fr'Roy Schroder July 2, 1940
-T'inave been actively engaged in
helping .the city'of Port St. Joe to
complete its financial arrange.
ments in connection with the mu-
nicipal hospital application which
has been before you for some
time. Will you be good enough to
wire me collect the present status
of this application and when you
predict the matter will be con-
cluded so that the city can start
construction. Any assistance and
encouragement you can give Will
be very helpful ,nd widely appre-
ciated. Regards. --. : .
W.: T. EDWARDS.
Mr. Schroder's reply:
W. T. Edwards July 3, 1940
Port St. Joe, Fla.
'Retel municipal hospital: Ap.
proved by Washington and dis-
trict office now preparing work
schedule and other estimates. EX-
pect formal submission within the
next few days and will in turn re-
quest regional office authority to
Here To Start Soon
State Road Department Receive4
Bids Amounting To Ap-
.proximately $300,000 '
Bids of approximately $570,000
shoved above $1,500,000 the total
cost of highway work launched
by the state road department in
Repairs on freeze-damaged roads
in West Florida accounted for
about $300,000 of Tuesday's bids,
Projects and apparent low bid-
ders in this section were:
Resurfacing 17 miles of road 10
in Franklin county, between Apa-
lachicola and 'Carrabelle, W. L.
Cobb of Tampa, $63,233.
Resurfacing 14.6 miles of Road
10 in Gulf county between Port
St. Joe and Franklin county line,
W. L. Cobb, Tampa, $52,018.
Resurfacing 16.9 miles of Road
10 in Wakulla county from Och-
locknee river to Leon county,
Faulk and Coleman of Cocoa,
Resurfacing nine miles of Road
6 in Calhoun' and Gulf counties,
Smith Engineering and Construe-
tion company of Pensacola, $27,-
Resurfacing 16 miles of Road
123 and Road 20 in Jackson and
Bay counties, C. C. Moore of
Panama City, $61,903.
S.S. Jean of the Bull Line sailed
Tuesday morning for Newark with
cargo of 1800 tons of paper from
the St. Joe Paper company.
S.S. Carolyn of the Bull Line Is
expected to arrive today.
Residt-nts of Port St. Joe began
PAGE_- TW H TR OTS.JE UFCUTFOIAFIAJL ,14
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMPTH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1931, 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
-' Telephone 51 ]j-
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.
President Roosevelt's action in appointing
Republicans Stimson and Knox to the vital
war and navy cabinet posts was the meatiest
"piece of domestic news in a long time. It
threw a bombshell into the Republican party,
which was gathering in Philadelphia at the
:time on the eve of its nominating convention.
There was a rumor some time back that the
'president had decided on a coalition cabinet--
but it was believed that the idea had been
dropped on the ground that big-shot Republi-
cans had refused to agree to it.
From the political point of view the ap-
.pointments were a clever bit of strategy. Mr.
'Stimson was secretary of war under Taft and
secretary of state under Hoover, and has be-
:hind him a good record of public service.
Colonel Knox has never held important public
office, but he ,was the G. O. P. vice-presiden-
tial candidate last time, and is an able news-
paper publisher. With Knox and Stimson in
these key posts it will be difficult for the
G. 0Q. P to criticize the administration to any
great extent and make the criticism stick. The
Roosevelt cabinet still has some. bad weak
spots, -but it has been greatly strengthened.
Looking at the appointments from the point
'of view of foreign policy, they square with
the president's recent position. It is obvious
that Mr. Roosevelt has been moving from a
.policy of neutrality to one of non-belliger-
ency. In other words, our position in regard
to the Allies is much,the same as was Italy's
in regard to Germany before she took the
plunge into war. Mr. Stimson has been ex-
tremely outspoken in favor of the Allied
cause, and some believe him an actual inter-
ventionist. Colonel Knox holds similar views
These appointments have already stirred up
some dissension within the Deinocratic party,
to say nothing of the Republican. The opposi-
tion comes from those who feel that the press.
ident wishes to guide us step by step into
war. That will undoubtedly form the basis
for Republican campaign, attacks on this ad-
ministration. All favor the defense program,
in general-but there is a definite cleavage
between those who insist that it must be for
defense alone, and those who believe that,
once we are ready, we must go to war in
ARE WE ANY WISER? K
There is plenty of criticism of the Euro-
pean democracies for what some consider
their astonishing failure to recognize in time
the fast-growing military power of the dic-
tator nations, and to prepare to meet it.
Informed commentators are now asking if
we are any wiser. We have the same chance
to prepare that England and France had a
few years ago. Will we do it, with maximum
efficiency and minimum waste-or will we
permit red tape and politics to make our de-
fense program ineffective?
Listening to a colleague talk over the loud
speaker in the house of representatives cured
a.deaf. congressman, poor fellow.-Hartford
Best simile of the week: He spent money
like the government trying to economize.
The editor was talking with a prominent
business man in Wewahitchka last week and
the matter of the recent strike at the St. Joe
Paper company mill came up.
."We sure felt that strike here in Wewa-
hitchka," he said, "and we discovered as a
result of it that about $2.50 of every $5.00
spent here in the county seat comes from the
mill in Port St. Joe. When the mill closed
down, the landowners stopped selling their
logs, the men in the woods were thrown out
of work, and the boys with trucks who were
hauling the logs to the mill just hung around
.town with their hands in their pockets. Yes,
sir, it sure hit us, and we hope that things
won't come up again that will cause your mill
to close down even for a week."
Along this same line, Louis Emirich of the
Motor Parts.store here in this city remarked
that the strike was felt in the surrounding
territory, citing as an example a small gai-
age owner at Hosford who is a steady cus-
tomer. Mr. Emrich stated that this man can-
celed a fair-sized order due to the fact that
the larger part of his work comes from the
owners of trucks hauling logs to the mill.
Undoubtedly the shutdown affected this en-
tire section, and such instances indicate how
the payroll of the local mill spreads out into
the surrounding territory, providing a liveli-
hood for thousands of people not connected
in any, way with the mill itself or its oper-
SAVE AS WELL AS SPEND
The present federal debt limit of $45,000,-
000,000 will undoubtedly be raised to around
$50,000,000;000 in order to make it possible
to provide new capital 'for the national de-
fense program, as the current peace debt is
virtually at the legal limit.
The cost of an adequate defense structure
will reach incredible totals. In addition to
raising the debt limit and taxes, it is certainly
the duty of public officials of both parties to
reduce government expenditures for other,
less essential purposes-even at the expense
of pet political projects that have swallowed
billions of the nation's wealth.
There is an inseparable relationship be-
tween national defense and national fiscal sol-
vency. Each increase in taxes or debt must
inevitably result in a steady lowering of a
nation's resources. .It is as important to learn
to save as it is to spend when national emer-
gencies demand it.
The defense program must be pushed with
all speed. Similar speed should be shown in
paring every nickel possible from the ordi-
nary federal budget in order to release every
available dollar of regular government income
for legitimate defense needs. Every con-
ceivable economy should at once be effected
so that increases in taxes and debt may be
held to the absolute minimum.
A sound fiscal policy is one of the most
vital factors in a national defense program.
Hitler may be sitting on top of the heap
right now, but history shows that all the em-
pires won by conquest in the past have in-
variably collapsed sooner or later of their owrn
weight. Conquered people are not co-opera-
tive-a tremendous part of the conqueror's
energies and resources and man power must
be given to policing them. And in time, the
conqueror grows rich and soft.
Tomorrow's world, no matter who wins the
present war, wil4 be a vastly different place
than the world of today, and the future for
all nations is far from bright.
If you have a watermelon in the ice box,
you are in luck.-Florida Advocate. There
comes the old problem-how to get a water-
melon in the ice box.
A Tallahassee girl was sent to the hospital
and coughed up a safety pin. Soon afterwards
her father coughed up fifty dollars.
A heart of gold is better 'than a cheek oi
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
Somehow or other we don't seem
able to keep on an even keel here
in our U. S. A. We are either go-
ing headlong .and pell-mell into
something or other new, or we are
just hobblin' home from our last
And 'the way we .been million'
'roun' here recent, she looks like
we are getting' ready to stampede
again. We lost our equilibrium
here several years when they
.sed we would have a revolution if
we didn't put the management ot
everything right into one man's
hands-so he .could save us.
And now its the same foxy story
again, and if it works, we will be
the same fat goose-as before.
In Germany they listened to the
Mighty Adolph, and while- he now
broadcasts from behind .bullet-
proof glass, he goose-steps his
simple followers right into the
One-man rule has been a delu-
sion and snare since the days or
Yours with the low down,
'Babies for Sale'
Packs Big Punch
Shocking Story of the "Adoption"
Racketeer On Screen At
Thousands of babies and young
children are adopted each year by
childless couples, while hundreds
of thousands of other childless
couples are rejected as unfit for
"parenthood." The ever-increasing
demand for adoptable babies has
caused to be built up around an
otherwise legitimate and .socially,
desirable cause one of the slimiest
rackets of all times-the sale or
The racket usually swings into
operation when an apparently
straightforward and respectable
nursing home is approached by
some childless couple anxious to
adopt an infant. They are told that
there is a baby available, but that
his mother refuses to part with
him except for a large sum of
money. The cunningly contriveC
'sales talk usually ends up with the
prospective parents paying the.
money demanded. Of course the
mother of the baby sees no part of
this money and, in some cases, has
even been fooled into believing
that her, child has died..
These shocking revelations form'
the basis for the sensational
screen expose fashioned by Colum-
bia in ""Babies for Sale," playing
next Wednesday at the Port the-
ater. Rochelle Hudson is seen ab
a young mother, widowed and des-
titute, who is robbed of her baby
by the very people who bring the
child into the world. In this case,
however, Glenn Ford, a young
newspaper reporter bent on un-
covering the racket, aids her in
recovering her child. Others in the
cast of the thrilling film include
Isabel Jewell an' Miles Mander.
-- -* ----- .
SHIP'S OFFICER INJURED
rThird Officer Robinson of the
S.S. Jean, who received serious in-
juries when he fell into the hola
of the vessel at Corpus Christi on
the previous trip and was taken
to a Corpus Christi, Texas, hos-
pital, was on board when the. ship
made port here. He was being re-
moved to a Baltimore hospital.
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Port St. Joe, Fla.
IS WORSE THAN
Secause We Treat Constipation at
The Onset, While We Neglect
SOur Kidneys Indefinately
.No other organ in your body is of
nore, importance than your kidneys. For
in your kidneys there are nine million
tubes which must work day and night to
filter the fluids and keep the system free
from wastes, acids, poisons which, if per.
mitted to remain, may cause serious kidney
mad bladder troubles.
It is no wonder then that Nature
ifteng calls for help to clean out the
tidneys. S if you are troubled with
retting-Up-Nights, Leg Pains. Backache.
Nervous Headache, Dizzinee or Loss of
Energy. due to functional kidney disorders,
try KIDANS. the famous kidney remedy.
whlch aids Nature to flush out the kid-
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according to directions. KIDANS will give
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If your local druggist cannot sup-
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anfee. "' sep. 13
LOOK BEHIND YOU, SAMI
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF cbUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1940
FRIDY, ULY5, 140 HE TARPOR ST JOE GUF CUNTY FLRID PAG THIR1
Mike Kennedy of Gordon, Ala.
is the guest this week of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Rollins.
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Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
Open to the Public
: Club Breakfast, 6 to 9 ....2e
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ........... 35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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high quality, double-white mat mount-
ings size 7x9. To duplicate such an
paint, would cost you, from $1.25 to
$3.00 in any photographic store. To
get this enlargement you pay only 50c
for the enlargement and the hand-
painting will be done without charge.
Simply send a print or negative of
your favorite picture and fifty cents
in coin. That's all you do, and promptly
by mail you'll receive your hand-col.
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LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS
WITH MRS. S. DAVIS
The American Legon Auxiliary
held its regular meeting at the
Some of Mrs. Sammie Davis last
Friday night. Baskets of vari-col-
ored zinnias were used in decorat-
ing the living room where the
guests were entertained. The meet-
ing was called to order by the
president, Mrs. J. L. Fuller, and
membership cards were presented.
The flag-bearer advanced with the
colors and one verse of the "Star
Spangled Banner" was sung by the
assembly. Prayer was by Mrs. H.
C. Whitaker, followed by repeating
the preamble in unison, The
Misses Gwendolyn .Spencer and
Gwendolyn Howell rendered beau-
tiful solos and the meeting then
proceeded in regular order.
Mrs Cala Howell, acting secre-
tary in the absence of Mrs. Zola
Maddox, read the minutes, followed
by a report on the flower fund. A
motion was made and carried to
pay $5 to the Red Cross. The regu-
lar 'routine was carried out after
which Mrs. Whitaker gave an' in-
teresting report on the district
meeting held June 23 in Talla-
hassee. A motion was made and
carried to contribute to the schol-
arship fund and to send $1 tp the
An open discussion of the Ju-
niors' work was held, after which
the meeting was adjourned.
The hostesses for the evening:
Mrs. P. D.. Farmer and Mrs. Sam-
mie Davis, served iced punch anr
cookies to the twelve members
TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB j
MEETS WITH MRS. HOWELL
Members of the Tuesday Bridge '
club were entertained this week
at the home of Mrs. W. M. Howel.
Miniature flags and cut flowers
decorated the living room where
tables were placed for play. Fol- c
lowing several progressions scores
were tallied and prizes presenteC c
to Mrs. P. D. Farmer, high; Mrs. c
Howell, seiof'd high; Mrs. Otis
Pyle, cut, and Mrs. Joe Hauser, s
The hostess served a salad t
plate with iced tea to Mesdames c
M. B. Larkin, P. D. Farmer, Joe
Grimsley, George Cooper, J. Hau-
ser, Otis Pyle and W. Bragg.
MRS. LAWSON HOSTESS P
TO J. A. M. CLUB
Mrs. A. .D. Lawson was hostess
to the J. A. M. club this week at
her home on Long avenue. An w
hour of chatting and sewing was
enjoyed, after which the hostess F
served jello topped with whipped la
cream, sandwiches and soft drinks cl
:o members present.
Miss Sarah Kelly of Dawson.
Ga., arrived Sunday and is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Mrs. George Gore .and Miss
Marigene Smith expect to leave
oday for Meridian, Miss., to spend
1 couple of weeks.
Mrs. Elgin Bayles and sons, El-
gin .and Tommy, of Tallahassee,
,re guests of Mrs. Nora Howard.
Mr. Bayles spent Sunday in the
ity, returning to Tallahassee Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Smith and
daughter Geraldine and Mr. and
Mrs. Paul .Kirby and baby spent
Saturday to Tuesday here as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Mrs. Gus Creech, Mrs. Leroy
Gainous and Mrs. Jim Perritt, who
are attending the summer session
at Tallahassee, spent Sunday here
with their families.
Mr. and. Mrs. Tom. Gragg left
this week for Mobile to make their
home in the future.
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Mrs. Ed Stine of Jacksonvi
and Mrs. Alva Hinckley of A;
lachicola were the guests Tuesd
of Mr. and Mrs. George Suber.
Edgar Kent Thagood of Bris
is the guest this week of his uni
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Geor
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith spe
Tuesday in Dawson, Ga., guests
W. W. Kelly and family.
-Mrs. Charles Brown and ch
dren returned Sunday from Cari
belle Beach where they spent
week with relatives.
Mrs. Basil Kenney is visiting
Orlando this week, the guest.
Mrs. Edna Owens.
Mrs. Marvin Brown has return
to her home in Pensacola aft
spending the past week here
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bas
Mrs. J. G. Logan of Pensaco
is the guest of her son-in-law ar
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Basil I
ALTAR SOCIETY MEETS
WITH MRS. HIDALGO
Mrs. Everett Hidalgo entertained
the St. Joseph's Altar society
her home on Long avenue Mo:
day afternoon. The meeting ws
called to order by the president
Mrs. H. C. Whitaker, and led i
prayer by Mrs. Robert Trapper.
The minutes of the last mee
ing were read and approved, fo
owed by a report from the trea:
urer. Plans were made for a ben4
fit bridge To be held at the hom
of Mrs. Tapper on July 11, at
p. m., after which the meeting a(
ourned and the hostess serve
:ake and soft drinks to the eight
MEET AT CHURCH
The Sunbeams of the Baptis
hurch met Monday afternoon ii
he beginners' department of thi
hurch, with Mrs. Wilbur Wells ib
charge. The opening song was
followed by a prayer and Bibli
tory. Games were enjoyed, after
which Edwina Howell, hostess foa
he meeting, served popcorn an(
GIRL SCOUT MEETING
The Girl Scout troop held itW
regular meeting at the health de
artment last Saturday morning
vith Miss Claudia Houston as
leader. The camp to be held in
allahassee in the near future
vas discussed and Jimmie Lee
almer awarded the campship.
olk dancing was enjoyed on the
.wn after which the meeting was
osed by the Friendship circle.
AT PORT SATURDAY
Gene Autrey who will be seen on
the screen at the Port theater
Saturday in "Rancho Grande.'"
Mrs. Philip Lovett, Mrs. O. L.
McCranie and Mr. and Mrs. Buck
Montgomery spent Monday fishing
Mrs. O. L. McCranie of Valdosta,
Ga., is the guest of her mother,
Mrs. Sally Montgomery.
Miss Daisy Ratliffe of Valdosta,
'Ga., is visiting in the city this
lie BAPTIST CIRCLES IN
pa- BUSINESS MEETING
ay The circles of the Baptist
sionary society held their reg
101 monthly business meeting at
cle church Monday afternoon w
'ge Mrs. O. E. McCasley presic
The meeting opened with the
nnt votional and the theme; "Fruit
of the Spirit," with scripture f
Galatians 5; 22-23. Prayer, lec
il- Mrs. J. F. Miller, was followed
ra- the minutes of the previous m(
a ing, reports from the secret
and treasurer and Ireports f
In various officers and circle cl
ot men, which proved the work
progressing rapidly. It was
ed nounced that next meeting, I
ge Monday at the Church, would
as a Bible study, after which Mrs
sli W. Sisemore dismissed the g?
with prayer. Twenty meml
la were present and Mrs. C. F. F
id was welcomed as a new mem
METHODIST W. M. S. IN
The Methodist Missionary
city held its regular month
Business meeting at the chu
at Monday afternoon with Mrs. R.
n- Smith presiding in the absence
Ls the president. The 'meeting w
t, opened by singing a hymn,
n lowed by prayer. During the b'
ness session old bills were tal
care of, reports were heard fr
the treasurer and various cha
s- men and an excellent report w
e- received from the social serve
e chairman. Dues were collected,
8 ter which the meeting was I
SLOTTIE MOON GIRLS
ENJOY DAY AT BEACH
The Lottie Moon Girls' Aux
ary of the Baptist church met
t the church Tuesday afternoi
n Upon arrival of the members
e motored to the beach to the hol
n of Mrs. Asa Montgomery where
short study of the G. A. manr
e was held. The girls thbn enjoy
Sa swim in the Gulf and a pici
Lunch on the beach.
SACRAMENT OF LORD'S
SUPPER TO BE OBSERVED
The Sacrament of the Lor
s Supper will be observed Sund
morning at the Presbyteri
church. Also after the services
congregational meeting will
held to consider the matter of tl
annuity fund and to elect sever
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Day
Norfolk, Va., are guests of M
and Mrs. Louis Emrich for se
Chief of Police Troy Jones aR
family left Monday for a tu
weeks' vacation with relatives i
Malone and Havana.
The Misses Lunnette Hammoc
and Marigene Smith returned ISul
day from Cottondale where the
spent a week as guests of Mis
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake lei
Wednesday for Atlanta to spen
several days as guests of Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cawtho
spent from Tuesday to Thursda
in DeFuniak Springs with relh
Miss Claudia Houstoun spent
Sunday in Tallahassee visiting her
Mrs. John Trawick of
spent Sunday in this
all BEST FOR PURITY,
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ds BRUCE'S JUICES
ay IVEY VANLANDINGHAM'
S Local Representative
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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1M.0
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
TO MEET MONDAY
It is announced that the Epis-
copal Auxiliary will meet Monday
afternoon at 3:30 at the home at
Mrs. Basil .E. Kenney, 3Tr- Alb
members are urged to be present.
Mrs. J. O. Davis left Monday
for Panama City to visit relatives..
F FISHING --
Spend the week-end' in
West Florida's best fish--'
BOATS With or with--
out guide-at reasonable
rates. Hotel aao- *
cOmmodations within the'
means of everyone.
J. 0. 'Jim' SMITWBl
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CLASSIFIED ADS Florida CCC Will NIew Serial Has STATE BRIDGES INADEQUATE DAVID GASKIN IS NAMED
CLASSIFIED ADS Florida CCC Will New Serial Has TO ROAD DPARTMMENT
---Take In Erollees Myter Angle (Continued from Page 1)
SFOR SALEake In Enrollees My tery An e guarded against. David Gaskin of Wewahitchki
"Enemy troops landed in any was appointed a' member of the
BABIES FOR SALE! Quota for State Is Set at 1,881; First Chapter of 12-Installment part of our staTe-Omust be met by "road .department" last week by
3Wednesday, July 10. Phone Enrollment to Continue Thriller, "Zorro's Fighting Le- motorized and mobile units of our "Governor" Howard Warns of St.
109 fr artilar it ru J or army. To enable such motorized Petersburg at the Florida Boys
or .particulars. t Through July gion," at Port Tomorrow units to travel freely and speedily State which ended in Tallahassee
LEGAL ADVERTISING to meet such an attack, our high- last Saturday.
INThe regular quarterly enrollment For those serial fans who love ways must stand up under heavier He was one of the 200 boys who
ANTD FOR GULF COUNTY, FLOR-for the Civilian Conservation Corp mystery in .their film offerings, as traffic than they have ever known attended the first annual Florida
DA, IN CHANCERY. began on July 1 and will extend as thundering thrills and before. A breakdown in our high- Boys States held there last week
COGUL HARDWNARE & atonS Pa- tahou ce month, according t furious action, Republic has put way system would be fatal." by the American Legion to pro-
tiff, vs. S. L. WALTERS & LYNN e t Jackonvl other state this double flavor into its 12-chap- A recent, survey made by engi- mote interest among teen-age
WALTERS, co-partners, trading ice at Jacksonvill of the starter serial, "Zorro's Fighting Le- neers of the state road depart- youths in governmental affairs.
and doing business under the firm welfare board, selective agency. glon," the first chapter of which meant, Dowling said, "shows that Practically every boy who attene-
ame of WALTPERS BROTHERS, Florida's quota has been place
and MRS. R. R. (CLEMMIE) DA at 1,881 young men between ae will be shown Saturday at the we have some 2500 wooden bridges ed was honored with an election
VIS and husband, R. R. DAVIS, Port theater, in our state highway system, many or appointive office in thestate
Defendants. ages of 17 and 231 years, of whom
Deendants. ages Iof 17 and 23 yeears, of whom Both the hero and villian are of them are old county bridges or one of the fictitious counties of
THE STATE OF FLORIDA: 700 will be assigned tot masked figures. Zorro poses as an which have been taken into the the state.
To: S. L. WALTERS & LYNN Corps Area on the Pacific coast, idle figureop so that he can obts a i n in- state system. Safe weight limthe ths tate.
WALTERS, co-partners, trading 224 to South Carolina, 50 to Geor le fo that he can obtain in- state system. Safe weight lmIts
and doing business under the firm formation to aid him in his struggle for these wooden bridges vary The Star is $2 per year-sub-
;name of WALTE~RS BROrHERS, gia and the remainder to Florida for law and order. He is the from three tons to eleven tons, scribe now!
whose residences are unknown. CCC camps. masked whip-cracking Zorro loved and many of them which were
It is hereby ordered that you Under a change In regulations, masked, whip-cracking Zorro, loved and many of them which were
are required to appear on the 5t u nder by thr poor and down-trodden, built to take care of 15 to 30-mile- 1 llllllllIIIIlllllllllllll!lIlllllllllllIill!
.day of August, A. D. 1940, before need is no longer a requisite to hated by the rich and unscrupu- per-hour traffic are inadequate for QUALITY SERVICE
the above entitled Court to the Bill eligibility, it is announced. All un- o
of Complaint filed against you in employed young men, if unmar- lous. Opposed to Him is Don-del- presentday speeds." III
the above entitled cause, and "The ried, physically fit and citizens of oro, a white man posing as a goc The firstarmored tank would LIL
Star" is hereby designated as the United States, will be accepted of the -Yaqui Indians and inciting tear these bridges to pieces, as- JEW E
newspaper in which this Order e it e esibe aep them to plunder. Their robberies sorted Dowling, and motorized C
shall be published once a week if within the prescribed age pe- republic's gold trains en- units would break them down. i
for four consecutive weeks, ods. Those who are without de of the republic's gold trains en- units would break them down .
oWITNuESS, the Honorable E. C. pendents in needwill be pe dangers the progress of Mexico. "Fifth columnists" in automobiles = WATCHES DIAMONDS
Welch and Ira A. Hutchinson, as The audience will know the iden- and equipped with a few cans of JEWELRY
Judges of this court and the sea mitted todeposit with the finance
fudges court and the seat, officer of sa tity of Zorro throughout; but it gasoline and a pocketfu o Watch and Jewelry Repairing
ulfi County, Florida, this 25th day of of thle Unitd S s arm, is not until the final episode that matches could easily destroy them =
Gulf rCounty, Florida, this 25th day $22 monthly of their earnings, PORT ST. JOE, FLA,
of June, A. D. 1940.ich will be repaid to them when Zorro is able to unmask te white by fire and sever our communica-
Coaurt Seal) J. R. HUNTER, Gl i e epr man who is dressed in the totem- tions system important for the itilIlllllIIlllllllll111IIIiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllII
Clerk Circuit Court, Gulf their enlistment expires. of the Yamovement of motorized
County, Florida. Enlistments are for six months pole costume of the Yaqui god. r a pi d movement of motorized
units. He estimated that about Il[dlllIll~Vl IIIlllIlllIllllllll
S A By L. I. Hunter, D.C. minimum, and enrollees may re- $ w be eed t
-E, r0MAY LEWIS, JR. enlist for maximum of 24 month $50,000,000 would be needed to re-
olicitr forPlaintiff. enlist or maximum of 24 months Alace these wooden bridges with
7-5 8-2 if they so desire. Cla1111 Allowed modern steel and concrete struc-
T.he enrollee will receive a mini- tures which would stand up under
uN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN muir compensation of $30 perup under
ALD FOR GLF COUNTY, FLOR- the traffic for which our national
DA, IN CHANCERY. month and subsistence. The pay is The following claims against d e program ust onl
(GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY $36 per month for assistant camp the city were passed and ordered
.OMPANY, a corporation, Plain- leaders and $45 per month for paid by the board of city commis-
tiff, vs. S. L. WALTERS & LYNN leaders, the latter two groups com- sioners at their meeting Tuesday re T ces .
'WALTERS, co-partners, trading
and doing business under the firm uprising 10 per cent of the total en- night:g N
-name of WALTERS -ROTHERS, rollment Water and Sewer Fund LAST TIMES TODAY!
and J. A. WHITFIELD, defend- Gulf Oil Corporation......$ 13.07
-ants. I Order of Eastern Star
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:,Neptune Meter Co.......... 1.84 ets on second and fourth
To: .S. L. WALTERS & LYNN W. D. .Dare................ 2.00 Mets on second and fourth
WALTERS, co-partners, trading City Treasury ............ 71.4b 'uesdaysof each month in the.
and doing business under the firm Florida Power Corp........ 145.40 Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visi- Ali FAYEU-DoAECHE
.ame of WALTERSS BROTHERS, ASSEMBLY OF GOD H. & W. B. Drew Co...... 2.33 tors who are members are cor-
whose residences are unlown. Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor Jessie Darcey, Jr........... 12.42 dially invited to be present.
Itare requiis herebyd to appear on th 5th you 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. American Legion
ay of August, A. D. 1940,e e 11:00 a. m.Preahing service. City Treasury ........ 9397 Gulf Cmeets the DonaldDuck News
the above entitled Court to the Bill 6 p. rm.-Christ's Ambassadors. General Fund Gulf County Post 116 meets the DonaldDuck News
of Complaint filed against you in 7:30 p. m.-Evening Service. Kelly's Cafe ............. $ 1.75 first and third Mondays of each $ .
ithe above entitled cause, and "The Ladies' Auxiliary meets Tuesday St. Joe Motor Co......... 24.85 month at the Legion Hut.
Starlis hereby designated as the afternoons. Prayermeeting every St. Joe Sentinel............ 6.00 American Legion Auxililary meets SATURDAY, ULY 6
newspaper n which this Order Wednesday eveningQuality Grocery &Market .. 2.35 fourth Friday of month, 8 o'clock, B I G S MA H
for four consecutive weeks. METHODIST CHURCH St. Joseph Telephone Co... 12.22at Legion Hut.
WITNESS, the Honorable E. C. Rev. D. E. Marietta, Minister Albert Nowling............. 84.00 Masonic. Lodge H T
Welch and Ira A. Hutchinson, a s 9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. Panama Mch. & Supply Co. 12.50 St. Joe Lodge 111 meets second
Judges of this court and the seal 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. City Port St. Joe .........20.33 and fourth Friday nights at ,8:30 ,ENXE A U TI
ofr .this Court at Wewahitchka, 7:45 p. m.-Evening worship. A. N. Railroad Co......... 4.96 o'clock in Masonic hall. ;*
Gulf County, Florida, this 25th day :Missionary society meets MondayA N. aroad ....... 1.35 \ --
;of June, A. D. 1940. afternoons, 3 o'clock. J. R. Hunter .............. 1.
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, -- Hirsch Tyler Co........... 4.97 CROW. VS. HOG
Clerk Circuit Court, Gul ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC St. Joe Lbr. & Export Co... 51.09 Witnessed recently: A crow ridt-
ByCL.un Hunter, D. Fr. Thomas J. Massey H. & W. B. Drew Co....... 36.62 ing a hog's, back in an Alabama
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. First Sunday, 8:00 a. .--Early City Service Garage....... 4.60 peanut field. The hog would root
Solicitor for Plaintiff. Masa. Second, third and fourthD. B. Lewis... ....... 10.00up a peanut, the crow would then
7-5 -8-2 Sundays at 10:15 a. m. D.B. Lwis..............10.00 up a peanut, the crow would the HIT NO. 2
Altar society meets 3:30 p. m. Gulf Hardware Co......... 78.69 jump down and beat him to the
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF on first Monday in month. J. L. Sharit.............. 14.00 goober; flying off to eat the nut, WA .r'E
THE UNITED STATES, IN AND Sherrill Oil Co............. 71.77 back again the crow would come
FOR THE NORTHERN DIS- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Standard Oil Co.. ..... 18.33 and repeat the operation. 0
TRICT OF FLORIDA. Rev. W. A. Daniel, Pastor i I
PANAMA MACHINERY & SUP- 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. The Star .................. 2.50 ,. .. .
PLY COMPANY, A Corporation, 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service. W. D. Dare.................. 3.00 Y A DS
vs. GAS SCREW VESSEL "M. M. 8:00 p. m.-Evening service. City\ Treasury ............ 20." ENJOY A DAY S
TMARKS," her engines, tackle and 34.25
equipment, and all persons claim- City Treasury ............ 34.25
ing an -interest in said vessel. Un- ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL Atlanta Serum Co. ........ 15.21 FISHING!
der and by virtue of a FinalDecree Rev. Frank Dearing, Rector Florida Power Corp........ 50.50 TW O SERIALS
issued outof the above Court on 10 a. m.--Church School.
'he 26th day:of June, 1940, Notice 8:00 p. m.--vening services. Kelly's Cafe ............... 2.7 "The Phantom Creeps" and
is hereby given that I will sell the Holy Communion services on the City Service Garage....... 43.5 r C p
above described vessel at public third Sunday at 9:30 a. m. The Sentinel ............. 2.00 First Chapter of "ZORRO'S
auction to the highest bidder for St. Joseph Telephone Co... 11.90 : 1 FIGHTING LEGION"
cash on Monday, July 15, 1940, at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH City Port St. Joe........... 18.15
12:00 noon from the place she Is Rev. J. W. Sisemore,. Minister 178.52
now berthed in or near Port St. 9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. Jessie Darcey, Jr.........178.52 ** ***$
Joe, Florida. Deed at the cost of 4:00 p. m.-Radio Service. 'The following bills were paid at SUNDAY MONDAY
the purchaser. J. B. Royall, U. S. 7:00 p. m.-Training Union. during the month of June: AU -
Marshal. 7-5-12* 7:45 p. m.-Preaching Service. General Fund
Teachers' meeting at, 7:30 Wed- JULY 7 and 8
N h O T I CE nesday evenings. M. P. Tomlinson...........$ 50.00 I AY A
Notice is hereby given that the ---- ---- W. D. Dare................ 150.00 O Gulf County's Famed
City Tax Assessment/Roll for the GULF COAST LEAGUE Troy Jones ................. 125.00,
the year 1940 will be submitted to M.. Freeman...........70.00
the Equalizing Board for approval Sunday's Games A. H. Matthews...........30.00 0o
on the 8th day of July 1940, at the Apalachicola vs. Panama City at W. B. Dykes................... 60.00
City Hall at 8:00 o'clock P. M. All Panama City. Joseph Badger ............ 40.00 Our BOATS are Dry and i
-persons desiring to have correc-
ersonst madesiring to have correc- Port St. Joe vs. Wewahitchka John Fowler .............. 40.00 Clean. Our CABINS
in the listing, valuation of prop- at Wewahitchka. E. Clay Lewis, Jr......... 25.00 are Clean and Completely Vivien Leighs' First Picture
-erty or otherwise, are requested to Carrabelle vs. Exporters at Port Estelle Dickens ........... 15.00 Furnished Since "Gone With the Wind"
fore the 7th day of July 1940, their Wednesday's Games Florida Power Corp. ...... 53.43 This Friendly Camp is Mid- TU A J Y
tions to such assessment and the Port St. Joe vs. Apalachicola at Apalachicold State Banlf... 14.50 way of the Lakes, at the TUESDAY, JULY 9
corrections which they desire to Apalachicola. Water and Sewer Fund County Line 1 M
have made. Wewahitchka vs. Carrabelle at Apalachicola State Bank... 12.50 _____n_____ Sn ,a -
Witness my hand "and the offi- Carrabelle Florida Power Corp. ...... 140.18 nunt Iu
cial seal of the City of Port St. _arrabele. _Torida Power r..P 101 KT OWlS V ,.ft Il-Y
Joe. Florida, this 26th day of June Panama City vs. Exporters at --- ------J S
1940. Port St. Joe. That grasses can be Improve6d _oIoffI AddrTesGEI____L_
(Seal) M. P. TOMLINSON, by breeding, just as field crops are, Postoffice Address
City Auditor aad Clerk; as Tr~de -a home-y--or local mer- has been proved by federal and WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
... -ci Ases 8 7-5 eihanag bore Juat what you want. state scientsts in experimentation. ........ .- -m- .
I RIDAY, JULY 5, :1'1940
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, LRD