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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-
Sest growing little city. In
T A R 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, AUGUST 23, 1940 NUMBER 46
To Be On Lookout
W. B. Cone Tells of Agents Oper-
ating Under the Guise of
Upon his return to Tallahassee
last week from attending the fed-
eral-state conference on law en-
forcement problems of national
defense held in Washington, W. B.
Cone, executive secretary to Gov-.
ernor Fred P. Cone and his offi-
cial representative to the confer-
Sence, warned Florida industry to
beware of racketeers and foreign
agents operating under the guise
of patriotic organizations.
"So far," he said, "operations by
such racketeering organizations
-have not been reported to the
governor's office, but we learned
at the conference that they are
working In the North and can ex-
pect them to extend their opera-
''Calling themselves by some
patriotic name, they contact of-
ficials of industrial plants and'
'business men and offer to protect
them against sabotage if they will
join the, 'league.' They collect a
membership fee a nd whatever
weekly or monthly assessment is
"The federal government thru
the F. B. I., working In cooppera,
tion with state law enforcement
officials, has been charged with
the responsibility of handling the
investigation of sabotage, espion-
age and similar matters, and can
give industry and business such
protection as may be necessary. If
any industrial plant or business
man feels that more protection Is
needed, the F. B. I. should be con-
tacted, and its advice followed in
providing for any additional pro-
"While the owners of plants
which might be the object of
sabotage are urged to survey them
and take the necessary -protective
(Continued on Page 3)
Film Shows How
To Salute Flag
Proper Method of Displaying It
Also Depicted In Legion-
It's high time, according to th*s
American Legion, that Afiericans
who respect their flag knew how
to display and salute it properly.
There is an officially accepted
code of rules and regulations on
the proper display and salutingof
the flag. In order that more peo-
ple may become aware of it, the
Legion enlisted the services of the
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios to
make a picture which would show
first, why the flag should be re-
spected and secondly, how cor-
rectly to manifest that respect.
The film,- "The Flag Speaks," will
be shown at the Port theater Suu-
day and Monday, and every true
American should see it.
According to the picture, a per-
son in uniform is privileged to use
a hand salute; a civilian, wearing
a hat, places the hat in his right
hand, then over his heart; a hat-
less civilian stands at attention;
women place their right hands
over their hearts; Boy Scouts give
the three-finger salute, and school
children extend their right hands,
DISCUSS DEFENSE ON NEW YORK 'FRONT'
Climaxing a day at the "front" with the First Army in the greatest
war maneuvers in our peace-time history, President Roosevelt con-
ferred with William MacKenzie King, prime minister of Canada,
with whom he is shown here at Ogdensburg, N. Y. The meeting
was for the purpose of discussing problems of muttial defense. The
Canadian premier attended army field divine services with the
president last Sunday morning.
Claude Pepper Is
Hanged In Effigy
Home Guard Move
Women Foes of Conscription Stage Resolution Adopted at Fish Fry
Demonstration At Capitol;
Senator Explains Stand
"Senator Claude Pepper has been
hanged," was the word that went
out-Wednes-day from Washington.
And the Florida senator had been
An overall-clid dummy labeled
"Claude 'Benedict Arnold'; Pep-
per' was hanged, kicked and then
dragged, across the capital lawn
Wednesday in an unprecedented
demonstration by women foes or
conscription. The demonstrators-
more than 100 midTle-aged women
representing the Congress oi
American Mothers-said they were
protesting against compulsory mile
itary training and "other non-
Senator Pepper 'sat silently, in
his senate seat while his effigy
swung from a maple tree on the
capitol grounds and the women
chanted: "We'll hang Claude Pep-
per to a sour apple tree."
Pepper has been a strong sup-
porter of compulsory military
training and has been an out-
spoken advocate of "short of war'"
aid to Great Britain.
The senator later received sev-
eral of the women in the senate
reception room and said he in-
formed them he was in "full sym-
pathy" with their position.
"I told them," he said, "that we
are trying to avert war, not come
into it, by training boys so in
case of war they would be able to
defend not only this country, but
themselves. I told- them all of us
hoped by preparedness that we
might avoid any necessity for any
mother's son to shed his blood
here, in South America, or any-
Shortly after the demonstrators
slipped a noose around the neck
of the dummy and went through
the hanging ceremonies, a capitol
policeman prevailed dpon one ot:
the women to cut down the dummy.
This was only a prelude, how-
ever. The women dragged the
dummy around the grounds, chant-
ing as they marched, and kicked
and stomped on it before police
C;:pitol police said they would
gin. the dummy, to Pepper as a
souvIehir-it he desired
Meeting Held Wednesday Eve-
ning At Wewahitchka
Following steps taken by posts
in all parts of our nation, Gulf
County Post 116, American Legion,
at a fish fry meeting held Wed-
nesday evening at Beard's Land-
ing near Wewahitchka, adopted a
resolution endorsing a home guard
set-up worked- out by national Le-
gion headquarters and presented
to authorities in Washington for
The resolution stated that "the
plan is one that is feasible, sen-
sible and level-headed, and Gulf
County Post 116 goes on record as
asking authority of those who con-
trol our government to put into
effect, at the earliest possible mo-
ment, this vital step in the L't-
tense of the home soil, our homes,
our liberty and all we hold sacred'
and pure to the hearts of all rea-
Forty-three members of the Le-
gion, the Auxiliary and their fam-
ilies attended the fish fry, and all
report a most enjoyable time.
Requests were made of mem-
bers to furnish cars for the trans-
portation of crippled children to
the clinic held in this city yester-
day, and the response was most
A. H.. Matthews of Highland'
View was the first new member
signed up in the membership drire
now underway, and several pres-
ent members paid their 1941 dues.
A special meeting of the post
has been called for Wednesday.
evening at the Hut for the purpose
of formulating plans for participa-
tion in the Labor Day parade to
be held September 2 and to or-
ganize the School Boy Patrol for
the ensuing school term.
The next regular meeting of the
post will be the third Monday in
September, dfue to the fact that
the first Monday falls on Labor
The consolidation of the state's
wholesale and retail merchants
into one statewide organization
was perfected last week, 'The ne'
organization will operate under the
name of "Florida Merchants As-
St. Joe Is Ideal
Site for National
City Commissioners to Take Up
Matter With Officials of St.
Joe Paper Company
The greater portion of the time
of the city commissioners at their
meeting Tuesday night was taken
up by, discussion of a water soft-
ening plant for the city's water
supply. C. E. Richemier of d. A.
Youngburg Associates of Jackson-
ville, was present at. ,ti_.session
in an advisory capacity and In-
formed the' board of the type of
plant most suited to this water.
He recommended a lime softening
plant or the Zeolite sea water re-
generation plant as the most fea-
As the St. Joe Paper company
at present must treat ll water
used in their manufacturing pro-
cess, and as the company is con-
templating installing a softening
plant, Gommissionmr=,. B. VW. _ells
and J. E. Bounds were named to
confer with officials of the com-
pany with the idea in mind to
have the paper company furnish
soft water to the city mains from
The commissioners met Wed-
neRsdav with naner mill officials,
1 ----- i
MOVE IS STARTED TO SECURE
NAVAL BASE OR OTHER
With the federal government
seeking sites for air, navy and
army bases, as well -as shipbuild-
ing yards, in Florida, due to the
strategic position of the state In
relation to the Caribbean and the
Gulf of Mexico, a movement was
started Wednesday in an effort to
secure one or more of these fa-
cilities for Port St. Joe.
The. ball was started rolling by
State Senator J. i., Sharit,. who
wrote a letter to t. S. Senator
Claude Pepper, accompanied- by a
map, pointing out the ideal loca-
tion of Port St. Joe for one or
more of these projects,' especially,
a naval airport. The map h0ows
the strategic location of Port 'St,
Joe, it being -but 212 air mils
from Tampa, 75 from Tallahassee,
186 from Columbus, Ga., and 120
, In addition to" protection at-
forded these ciL-iet, St. Joseph's
Bay, with its 321 square miles of
deep water and its landlocked har-
bor, one of the best ol the Gulf,
would be ideal as a navy base and
for the training of navy fliers.
Thee full text of Mr. Sharit's let-
but nothing definite has yet been Senator Claude Pepper,
developed as, a matter of this ashington, D. C.
Dear Claude-I wish to write
character cannot be worked outyou in connection with the estab-
overnight, lishment of a naval airport at Port
Other business coming before St. Joe and am sending you here-
the board was the matter of se- with a map showing our location
and on which I have had drawn
curing bids from service station the distances, as well as untold
operators for furnishing gasoline values of bridges and industries,
'for city cars and trucks. Dealers as well as we believe the estab'
have been asked to submit their lishment of this base would be of
great benefit to our capitol as well
bids to furnish gasoline by Sep- as the capitols of Georgia and
tember 1. Alabama.
1-----o You are, of course, familiar with
Mal Dies our landlocked harbor at Port St.
Panacea Man Dies Joe and St. Joseph's Bay, which
is one of the, finest bays in the
In Crash Swnday world, and in connection with our
in S uay bay we have the intracoastal canal
Into St. Joseph's Bay, and also the
Sintracoastal calfal seven miles
Roosevelt Stokley Killed When from Port St. Joe which passes
Car Leaves Road On Curve from Corpus Christi, Texas, to St.
Near Palm Point Marks, Fla., also the Apalachicola
river and Lake Wimico located in
Gulf county, which would make,
Roosevelt Stokley, 27, of Pana- in my opinion, an ideal training
cea died from concussion of the place for young naval flyers, and
brain Sunday night as the result St. Joseph's Bay offers the finest
cidt h occurred harbor for cruisers, aircraft car-
of an accident which occurred un- riers and other defense protection.
day night at Palm Point, west of Certainly the location of Port
Port St. Joe. St. Joe would be, in my opinion,
The car of A. J. Whitstone, also one of the best locations for a fa-
cility of this kind of any place
of Panacea, with whom Stokley on the Gulf of Mexico.
was riding, failed to negotiate a After you have looked the small
curve, leaving the highway and map over that I am forwarding,
striking a pine tree, at the side of and if, you desire a map of Gulf
county, I shall be glad to see that
the road. you get one of the latest, and, if
The two men were brought to consideration can be given -to our
this city by Officer Marvin Free- vicinity and community, it will be
man and Deputy Sheriff Homer greatly appreciated.
Co, who investigated the acci- If you can put us in touch with
Co, who investigated the acci- the proper party to contact other
dent. Stokley passed away at the than yourself, we shall be glad to
office of a local physician about pursue this matter further. To me
30 minutes after being brought in. it seems that the location of a
small base or a sub-base of either
The body was taken to Panacea Jacksonville or Tampa should be
for burial, located here. We would then be
in a position to defend the several
WELFARE LEAGUE TO MEET capitols and cities of the several
states immediately to the north of
Florida and, also, to give protec-
The Port St. Joe Welfare League tion to the millions and millions
will hold. its regular meeting this of dollars of plate investors, as
afternoon at 2 o'elook in the health' well i,, our highways and bridges,
S a 2 d also afford additional protec-
office. All members, are urged to tion to our army f f91tie located
be present ,at that titne. (eattmise edi *' )
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1940
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-f Telephone 51 f-
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.
WE NEED A CIVIC BODY TO PUSH
With the federal government looking for
sites in Florida and other southern states for
the location of airports, naval bases, ship-
yards, military camps and the like, Port St.
Joe, which is ideally situated for any of these
projects, should have a live chamber of com-
nerce or some similar civic body to get out
and work to bring one or more to this city.
The residents of Port St. Joe want to see
something like that come here and all are
greatly enthused over the idea, but most of
them appear to want to sit on the seat of
their pants and let one or two men, who have
their own businesses and jobs to attend to,
get out and do all the work.
That isn't as it should be, and it wouldn't
be if we had a chamber of commerce here
with an up-and-coming secretary who would
be on his toes all the time, ready to start the
ball rolling whert such matters appeared on
the horizon and capable of handling all the
details with a minimum of assistance from
the busy business men and executives who
now must devote full time to such affairs
if results are to be obtained.
We have in mind just such a man, capable,
energetic and well-known, who has devoted
the greater portion of his life to matters of
this character-and above all, he has fallen
in love with Port t. Joe and made the re-
mark that he would like to settle here and
spend the remainder of his life. That man is
Most of us know Mr. Clements, he having
handled the publicity and many other details
for our Centennial Celebration in 1938. He is
of a jovial nature, makes friends easily, has
a charming wife and the couple would be a
decided asset to our city.
We understand that financial assistance
toward paying the salary of a secretary will
be available as in the past should the cham-
ber be reorganized, and with such a man as
Mr. Clements as first mate -we know the body
would weather the squalls that always arise
in the small city chamber of commerce and
Port St. Joe would benefit greatly.
Port St. Joe got some nice publicity in the
July-August issue of "Concrete Highways
and Public Improvements," a neat magazine
issued by the Portland Cement Association.
The magazine carried a picture of our newly-
payed Fifth street with the Florida Bank
building looming up in the center of the
All patriotic citizens of Port St. Joe and
surrounding areas are urged to attend the
Port theater Sunday and Monday to see "The
Flag Speaks," a Technicolor saga of the
Stars and Stripes sponsored by the American
Legion. It is a very timely film and one that
every true American should see.
The opponents of compulsory military
training are raising a big hullabaloo, but true
Americans will pay no attention to them, for
if democracy is our salvation, then it is worth
fighting for. Trained men are safeguards for
democracy, not a menace.
Texas holdup men allowed their victim 75
cents to get his laundry. It is hoped this gal-
lant example will not be lost on the tax-
Best simile of the week: As embarrassed
as a Californian shoveling snow off his side-
What a man knows about women he
learned from a woman he once thought he
was mistaken about.
Close Game From
Port St. Joe Team
Home Run By Johnson In Eighth
Gives Kenhey Boys Game
By 6 to 5 Score
In a nip and tuck game Sunday
that was anybody's up until the
ninth inning, the Kenney Ex-
porters downed the Port St. Joe
baseball team 6 to 5 to hold their
first place position in the Gult
Coast League. Both teams hac
won nine games and lost three,
and this wa.; the decisive game
for top position.
M. Johnson, on the mound\ fo-.
Port St. Joe, went the full route,
while Thomason, hurler for the
Erporters pitched an excellent
game, coming out of three tight city.
holes with the bases loaded, but Q A
he. was relieved in the eighth by Miss Joan Walker of Pasca-
Moore, who held the St. Joe boys goula, Miss., is the guest of Miss
scoreless. Betty Jo Temple.
At the opening of the eighth
inning the score was 5 to 3 in fa- LASSIFIED ADS
vor of the Exporters. Dendy hit LD
a homer over the fence to bring in
Belin, tying the score at five-all. _
The tie was broken during the
last of the eighth when C. D.
Johnson lifted one over the left
field fence for the winning score.
It was one of the best games of
the season and the spectators got
their money's worth.
The box score follows:
Port St. Joe- AB R H
Owens, ss ...... 4 0 1
Mitchell, 2b .... 6 1 1
Porter, cf .......2 0 0
Belin, If ........ 4 1 3
Dendy, c ....... 3 0 1
Player, rf ...... 4 0 2
McLean, 3b ..... 5 1 2
Tapper, lb .... 4 1 1
M. Johnson, p .. 4 0 1
Herring, cf ..... 3 1 1
Totals .......39 5 13
Exporters- AB R H
Walters, 3b ..... 4 1 1
P. Johnson, If .. 4 1 1
Crain, cf ....... 4 0 1
Bilbray, c ...... 4 0 1
Lynn. 2b ....... 4 0 2
Jones, rf .......4 1 0
Lane. ss ....... 4 1 0
C. Johnson, lb 4 2 2
Thomason, p ... 4 0 1
Moore. p ...... 0 0 0
Totals .......36 6 9
COTTAGES FOR RENT
Cottages at Beacon Hill by the
year; furnished or, unfurnished,
See Mrs. Smith at cottages. Act
quick! L. N. Smith 9-6w
This is to notify all who havm
not registered with the County
Registrar, that the registration
books will be open on August 5th
in the office of the Supervisor of.
Registration in the Court House
at Wewahitchka for a period of 30
This registration is open for
those who did not register for the
May 'primaries and who wish to
vote in the General Election. The
books will be open in the office
of the Supervisor of Registration
from Monday morning through
Friday afternoon. Hours: 9 until
12, and from 2 until 5 p. m.
C. G. RISH,
8-9 8-23 Registration.
Tire Sale Is Aid extremely hot weather.
lie e e are ready and willing fb
S C D Tr make inspection of anyone's tires
To Safe Driving to be sure they are highway
Vic Anderson, Local Goodyear
Dealer, Says Plan Should
Help Reduce Accidents
Announced this week nationally
by Goodyear dealers in every city
and town is an unusual tire mer-
chandising event, centering around
the product of a large manufac-
turer, in the opinion of Vic An-
derson, local dealer, who says
that for nine days, starting Au-
gust 22, Goodyear G-3 All-Weather
Tread tires are being offered at
new low prices in an out-of-the-
ordinary type plan.
Asked about the plan and how
it would affect the price of a
6.00-16, the size tire which 70 per
cent of the cars now use, Mr. An-
derson said .this would be $9.99
for the nine days of the sale, add-
ing that it would be the only time
this year the tire would be sold
at that figure.
Pressed for a reason as to why
the tires were being offered at
the price, Vic said: "All of the G-3
All-Weather tires are affected dur-
ing the sale, with prices varying
from $9.99, but at considerable
saving. Reason for this sale is to
contribute to the safety of high-
ways, to give Gulf county motor-
ists a break in buying tires with
treads that will really stop a car.
"We are interested in putting
good tires on cars now, when they
can be seasoned well, so in cool
weather they will provide up to 20
per cent inore mileage than it
they had been, applied during the
safe," concluded Vic. "And there
is no obligation involved. The
death toll in Florida can be cut
drastically by adoption of safety
measures-and good tire equip-
ment is a logical place at which
ST. JOE IS IDEAL SITE
FOR DEFENSE BASES
(Continued from Page 1)
at Fort Benning, Georgia.
You have had further request
from us along this line during
February of last year when it was
first contemplated to establish a
naval air base in Florida.
May I hear from you?
J. L. SHARIT.
In addition to the points em-
phasized by Mr. Sharit, Port St.
Joe would be an ideal location for
a shipyard to be used in the con-
struction of "mosquito" boats and
other small craft now found to be
necessary for national defense,.
We have the facilities, the ma-
terial and the labor, and in addi-
tion our climate would allow for
construction work to proceed the
By making the proper contacts
and with the full co-operation of
every resident of Port St. Joe we
should be able to secure one or
more of these government facili'
ties here, which would aid ma-
terially in the future growth and
development of our city.
Miss Katherine DeCosmo of Ap-
alachicola is the guest this week
of Miss Marigene Smith.
Reddy Kilowatt Says.:
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Score By Innings- R H E.
St. Joe .... 001 001 120-6 9 4
Exporters .. 101 003 01x-5 13 4
The Exporters further clinched
their hold on first place Wednes-
day by defeating the Wewahitchka.
nine 29 to 0 in a game at the local
GULF COAST LEAGUE
Team- W L Pct.
Exporters ........... 10 3 .769
Port St. Joe ......... 9 4 .692,
Apalachicola .........\ 7 4 .633
Carrabelle .......... 5 6 .455
Wewahitchka ........ 1 12 .077
Exporters at Apalachicola.
Carrabelle at Port St. Joe.
Wewahitchka at Port St. Joe.
Exporters at Carrabelle.
These will be the final games
of the league.
Miss Claudia Houstoun left Sat-
urday for Orlando to accept a po-
sition with the health unit in that
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1940,
...I .., A- I
8 KNOWLEDGE TroPs
FIRST AND LYU CHAN CE THIS YEAR
n site of the general rise o tire prices i re
to buy the word's most famous tire
..,, u I\Wec plr IN I ITS HISTORY!
To Be On Lookout
(Continued from Page 1)
measures, this work should be
done under direction of state or
local law enforcement agencies.
"The use of private organizations
and persons in making surveys
should be avoided and extreme
care should be taken to prevent
affording information to unauthor-
ized persons. The use of private
groups charging fees or securing
money by appealing to the patri-
otic feeling of plant owners shonld
be avoided as well as the services
volunteered ny untrained groups.
Extreme care should be exercised
in safeguarding information ob-
tained in surch surveys," he said.
Every person should remember
that espionage, sabotage and sedi-
tion are matters for the federal
government to handle, and all
suspicious persons should be re-
ported to the F. B. I. for investi-
gation. Action by volunteer groups
in such cases may do much harm
by alarming persons or groups al-
ready being investigated, or by un-
authorized violation of civil liber-
ties of innocent persons.
Unwise discrimination against
aliens, both in community affairs
and in industry, should be avoided.
Due to circumstances beyond their
control, large numbers of aliens
have been unable to become cit;-
zens, and it should be borne in
mind that all aliens are not
"fifth columnists." We have no
concentration camps for aliens,
and there should be no unjust per-
secution and no mob violence.
"The F. B. I. is doing a mighty
fine job of tracking down foreign
agents and uncovering sabotage
rings," Cone -said, "and every law
enforcement officer and every citi-
zen should do everything possible
to help them by being alert for
suspicious actions and then re-
porting them to the nearest F. B.
MARATHON SWIM FAILS
An attempt to swim from Bimini
to Palm Beach failed when Paul
Chotteau pulled an arm ligament
and had to be taken from the wa-
ter after swimming 36 hours and
covering 1141/ .miles.
New plastic tubes can shoot
light around corners.
IS WORSE THAN.
Because 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
n your kidneys there are -nine million
:ubes 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
Lnd bladder troubles.
It is no wonder theni that Nature
)ftens calls for help to clean out the
kidneys. So if you are troubled with
setting-Up-Nights, Leg Pains, Backache,
Nervous Headache, Dizzines or Loss of
Energy, due to functional kidney disorders.
]ry KIDANS, the famous kidney remedy,
which aids Nature to flush out the kid-
neys, to filter all wastes, to prevent kid-
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If your local druggist cannot sup-
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You are not fit company fot
yourself or anyone else when you
are Tense, Nervous, "Keyed-up".
Don't miss out on your share o
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Restless, Irritable, try the soothing
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Why don't you try 1tt.
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VICE'S SERVICE STATION
"USE OUR BUDGET SYSTEM"
Phon 37-2 Port St. Joe, Fla.
Advertisers Live in
WHAT they promise in their advertisements,
and what they deliver in their merchandise, are
right there for all to see.
If they deliver what they promise, they make
friends and steady customers. If not they make
enemies, lose patronage and finally go out of
Those are the cold, hard reasons why honest)
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1940
P F T S
New Port Film Has
fellow "vho just wants to be able
to get along without having to
tangle with anyone-and that In-
cludes women. Bogart, in the role
of his brother, would like to be
Raft, Sheridan, Lupino and Bogart able to appreciate his home and
Star In Action Hit Sunday wife. Raft thinks that such talk
" HUCH nice suds!" Ever hear
. your mother, or maybe it
would be your grandmother, say
that, looking at a zinc wash tub
full of warm, soapy water?
If you did, you know what hap-
pened next. A thoughtful look
came into her eyes as she lifted
some of the foamy stuff in her
water-soaked hand and went on:
"I guess I'll just wash out that
slip cover off the big chair," or
"I've been wanting to wash those
blankets on Jim's bed," and off
she'd go to fetch that something.
extra that had no place in that
week's washing but was now in-
cluded because she couldn't bear
to waste those nice, suds.
Perfect suds weren't easy to ob-
tain in the days of rain barrels,
stove-top water heating and home-
made soap. That perfect combina-
tion of hot wafer and properly
made soap, that every good house-
keeper knows loosens dirt as if by
magic, didn't always happen when
water was hand dipped or hand
pumped and every quart of it
heated on the big boiler it took
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two people to lift to the top of
the cook stove; when the sway-
backed cake of home-made soap
had to be shaved and soaked in a
small amount of water before it
could go into the tub full of water
or into tihe hand-power washing
A tub full of warm suds was to
be used to the limit no matter if
that extra blanket meant an hour's
extra hard work for a woman al-
ready worn out with the week's
accumulation of dirty clothes.
But now a day's nice suds are
taken for granted and the young
woman I heard use the expression
the other day didn't hesitate to let
a big porcelain tub full of live,
sparkling suds go down the drain
She was dressed in blue slacks
and a faded, but becoming, rose
blouse, and there was a blue rib-
bon round her fair, short hair. She
was almost done with the washing
that morning when I dropped in to
see her, and was ass fresh as a
daisy, planning a picnic with her
husband and children for that af-
ternoon. She was putting the last
of the colored clothes through the
electric wringer when I invaded
her basement wash room, and as
she reached for the last garment
she lifted some of the suds in her
fresh, pink-nailed hand and made
that old-fashioned remark.
"But then," she 'shrugged her
slim shoulders as she reached
down to pull .out the plug-"I have
so much good hot water that with
these soap flakes I always get nice
suds. So what's 'the difference?"
In that one little remark was
the whole story of what our mod-
ern industrial system has meant
to the women of America!
EARLY SMELTING TOOL
Among the relics exhibited at
the museum of the Fredericksblurg
and Spotsylvania National Mili-
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for opening old iron smelting fur-
naces. This was picked up on a
farm near the pre-Civil War Cath.
erine furnace. The tool was used
to unstop the vent, filled with
clay, to let out the melted ore at-
ter blasting. The ore then ran into
a trough called "the old sow," and
from that into smaller' troughs
called "little pigs." Hence was
derived the name "pig iron."
AIR SQUADRON TRANSFERRED
The war department this week
announced the transfer, effective
September 1, of the 23rd com-
posite group and the 113th Air
Base Squadron, with medical de-
tachment, from Maxwell Field, to
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Plenty of laughs, excitement
and romance are in store for Port
theater audiences Sunday and
Monday when "They Drive By
Night" plays locally. The cast in-
cludes an array of screen talent
that is difficult to surpass. In the
starring roles are George Raft,
Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino ana
Raft plays the part of a terse
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becomes infatuated with Raft and
is furious when he scorns her. It
is said that one of the most thrill-
ing climaxes ever to be seen on
the screen occurs when she car-
ries out a plot to win Raft.
The plot includes the murdering
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of her husband. Believing that the
removal of this obstacle to her
love will change Raft's attitude,
she becomes furious at his con-
.tinued coldness. In a moment of
frenzy she places the blame for
the murder on Raft's head. From
there on the action of "They Drive
By Night" moves rapidly with in-
creasing tempo to its astounding
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2!3, 1940
BAND DIRECTOR MEETS
The Band Booster's club met a
the high school auditorium Tue
day night with Mrs. J. T. McNei
presiding. The meeting was calle
to order and an itemized repoi
given by the treasurer from tim
of organization of the club. Th
amount now in the treasury wa
given at $32.07. The report wa
approved and accepted after which
several outstanding bills were prE
-sented and discussion held as t
Howell Hampton, the new ban
director, was presented and gav
an interesting talk, including plan
for the ensuing year, and urge
co-operation not only of parent
with-children in the band, but a]
citizens interested in the band, t
help make it a most successful
( It is the hope of Mr. Hamptor
\hat as soon as possible after re
organizing the band that he cai
form an orchestra, using the morE
advanced members of the ban(.
About 45 children reported o0
Tuesday afternoon to sign up fo
.instruction for the coming term.
LEGION AUXILIARY GOES ON
AIR IN MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The Amierican Legion Auxiliary
Unit of Gulf County Post 111
started their membership drivi
Wednesday by going on the ai:
at radio station WDLP at Panama
City. There will be five program!
in the series of broadcasts include
ing tht subjects of Americanism
rehabilitation, membership, a n
the benefits to those eligible t<
join the organization.
Those taking part in' the' initial
broadcast were Mrs. Madeline E
-Whitaker, radio chairman; Mrs
Lorena Fuller, Mrs. Rubye Prid
geon ands Mrs. Pauline Murdock
The theme song for all the pro-
grams will be "America the Beau-
tiful. Tune in WDLP each Wed-
nesday at 5:15 eastern time.
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
WITH MRS. PRIDGEON
*Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon was hostess
to members of the J. A. M. club
Monday evening at her home on
Third street. The porch where the
guests were entertained was. at-
tractively decorated with cut flow.
Sewing and! chatting was en-
joyed, after which sandwiches ana
iced tea were served to Mesdames
H. A. Drake, L. Perritt, J. A. Con-
nell, E. C. Pridgeon, W. C. Prid-
geon and A. D. Lawson and Miss
MR. AND MRS. CLAY LEWIS
ENTERTAIN SUPPER CLUB
Mr. and Mrs. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
were.the gracious host and hostess
to members of the Saturday Night
Supper club at their home on Six-
teenth street last week. Zinnia.
were used in decorations, aiding
the table decorations in carrying
out a Mexican theme. After the
supper games of bridge and bon-
anza were enjoyed. Mrs. Elgin
Bayless of Tallahassee was an in-
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer of this
.city are announcing the arrival or
a 7-pound son at a Panama City
Hospital on August 21.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dickerson of
this city are announcing the ar-
.rival of a daughter on August 17
at a Mobile hospital.
:.Mrs.: D. B. Lay, Mrs. M. P. Tom-
tl son and. Mrs. A.. M. Jones, Jr;,
returned last 'week after spending,
a week in Tuscumbie, Ala., as the
g~iests of. Mr. and Mrs. B, G.
- Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
PRESIDENT OF WOMAN'S
CLUB APPOINTS CHAIRMEN
t AND WORKERS FOR YEAR
s- Mrs. R. W. Smith, president of
Ii the Port St. Joe Woman's club,
d announces the following chairmen
rt and committee members for the
e ensuing year:
e American Citizenship (combined
is with department of International
1s Relations) Chairman, Mrs. Fred
h Curtis; assistant chairman, Mrs.
- J. L. Sharit; Mrs. E. Clay, Lewis
o and Mrs. Ross Coburn.
Education (combined with De-
d apartment of Legislation) Chair-
t man, Mrs. If. C. Spence; assistant
s chairman, Mrs. B. B. Conklin;
d Mrs. Roy Gibson, Mrs. Fred Mad-
s dox and Mrs. C. E. Boyer.
1 American Homes and Gardens-2
o Chairman, Mrs. W. A. Roberts,
* Jr.; assistant chairman, Mrs. R. R.
Minus; Mrs. Joe Whitfield, Mrs.
n F. A. LeHardy, Mrs. A. D. Lawson.
S Conservation and Beautification
n -Chairman, Mrs. G. A. Patton;
e assistant chairman, Mrs. Earl
Waldo; Mrs. C. Neidig, Mrs. P. H.
n Windham, Mrs. D. C. Mahon.
r Fine Arts-Chairman, Mrs. F.
Jones; assistant chairman, Mrs.
Claude Adams; Mrs. Edwin Ram-
sey, Mrs. J. T. McNeill.
Public Welfare-Chairman, Mrs.
Y W. L. Bragg; assistant chairman,
6 Mrs. B. W. Eells; Mrs. A. J. Na
e varre, Mrs. Robert Tapper, Mrs.
r Robert Bellqws.
a Program Committee -Chairman,
Mrs. B. E. Kenney; Mrs. Roy Gib-
son, Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs. R.
Finance Committee Chairman,
Mrs. J. T. McNeill; Mrs. Robert
Tapper, Mrs. J. L. Sharit.
Membership Committee Chair-
Sman, Mrs. Floyd' Hunt; Mrs. W. L.
SBragg, Mrs. H. C. S.pence.
House and Hospitality Commit
Stee-Chairman, Mrs. G. A. Patton;
Mrs. Earl Waldo, Mrs. R. Minus.
Press and Publicity-Mrs. Frank-
Officers of the club, in addition
to the president are Mrs. R. R.
Minus, vice-president; Mrs. W. L.
Bragg, recording secretary; Mrs.
F. A. LeHardy, corresponding sec-
retary; Mrs. B. E. Kenney, treas-
urer; Mrs. Robert Tapper, critic;
Mrs. B. E. Kenney, parliamentar-
The active membership of the
club consists of Mesdames Claude
Adams, Robert Bellows, C. E.
Boyer, W. L. Bragg, R. Coburn,
Charles Brown, B. B. Conklin, B.
W. Eells, Fred Curtis, Roy Gi'.
Sson, Floyd Hunt, Basil E. Kenne;-,
Franklin Jones, A. D. Lawson, F.
A. LeHardy, E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Charles Lupton, Fred Maddqx, D.
C. Mahon, J. T. McNeill, A. J. Na-
varre, R. R. Minus, C. Neidig, G.
A. Patton, Edwin Ramsey, W. A.
Roberts, Jr., J. L. Sharit, R. W.
Smith, H. C. Spence, Robert Tap-
per, Earl Waldo, Joe Whitfield,
and P. H. Windham.
The inactive membership con-
sists of Mesdames H. A. Drake,
Pervis Howell, Thomas McPhaul,
R. F. Miller, Jesse Smith and W.
A. Smith and Miss Enid Mathison.
Mrs. Smith asks that any former
member whose name. does not ap-
pear on this list and who desire
to continue their membership in
the club, get in touch immediately
with Mrs. B. E. Kenney, progran--
chairman, in order that their
nameswill appear in the yearbook..
LYDIA CIRCLE ENTERTAINED
BY MRS. E. A. McCASKEY
Mrs. A. E. McCaskey entertain.
the members of the Lydia Circle
of the Baptist Missionary society
Monday afternoon at her hole on
Long avenue. Mrs. Charles Ma-
.Clellan presided and read and
commented on the 23rd Psalm. A!,
ter the devotional the hostess
served iced drinks and cookies to
members an tw0o vitirs. -
MISSIONARY SOCIETY MEETS
LAST TIME UNDER OLD NAME
The Methodist Missionary so-
Sciety held its last meeting under
this name Monday afternoon. The
organization will, beginning with
the next meeting, be called Chris-
tian Workers for Service.
Mrs. Ralph Swatts opened the
meeting by softly playing "Take
Him to Be Holy," followed with a
short business session with Mrs.
J. L. Temple presiding. A report
of the new communion cups an.
trays was given by Mrs. J. L.
Sharit. It was voted to make a
payment on the parsonage as
a gift. The year book program
was presented by Mrs. J. T. M c-
Neill, those assisting were Mrs. L.
H. Bartee, Mrs. Jesse Bradbury,
Mrs. Spears and Mrs. Mark Tom-
MRS. N. KELLEY HOSTESS
TO MARTHA CIRCLE
Mrs. Nick Kelley was hostess to
the Martha Circle of the Baptist
Missionary society Monday at her
home at Kenney's Mill. The meet-
ing was opened by the chairman,
Mrs. J. O. Baggett, who used a
translation of the 23rdt Psalm for
the devotional, and was followed
with prayer by Mrs. L. R. Holli-
day. The regular business routine
was carried out, with a special re-
port from the personal service
chairman and a discussion of. per-
sonal service work to be handle
in the near future.
After dismissal by Mrs. B. F.
Hunt, a delightful social hour fol-
lowed consisting of contests, and
songs, with Mrs. W. H. Howell Pas
prize winner. Ice cream and cake
was served to fifteen members
andi three new members who were
welcomed at this meeting.
MRS. TOMLINSON HOSTESS
TO THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. M. P. Tomlinson was ho--
tess to the Thursday Bridge cluu
yesterday at her home on Eightn
street. Cut flowers decorated the
living room where tables wert,
placed for play. At the conclusion
if several progressions, high and
cut prizes were presented, after
which delicious refreshments were
served to the members and in-
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin re-
turn'edi to the city Thursday bf
last week after a short wedding
trip to New Orleans.
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GIRL SCOUTS HONOR
LEADER WITH SHOWER
The Girl Scout troop honored
their leader, Miss Claudia Hous-
toun, with a handkerchief shower
last Friday afternoon at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wooden on
Hunter's Circle. Each member
presented Miss Houstoun with a
lovely handkerchief as a token oi
their admiration for her, also ex-
pressing their regret for losing her
as their leader and organizer of
the Girl Scout troop. Refreshments
of cookies and punch were served.
MARY CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. L. L.. VOSS
The members of the Mary Circle
of the Baptist Missionary society
met Monday afternoon at tine
home of Mrs. L. E. Voss on Wood-
ward avenue with the hostess In
.charge of the devotional, the 23rd
Psalm, followed with an interest-
ing talk. The hostess served sand-
wiches and iced drinks to mem-
bers present and two visitors, Mrs.
J. W. Sisemore and Mrs. Helms.
Henry Gray of Panama City was
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DR. J, C. COE
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....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ..........35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1940
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Mrs. W. S. Smilh returned Sun-
day from Fort Myers, where she
was called due to the serious ill-
ness' of her sister.
G. M. Sheppard of Tallahassee
was the week-end guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Smith.
Miss Angeline Davis has re-
turned to her home in Ozark, Ala.,
after spending the week-end here
as the guest of Mr. and& Mrs. T. H.
Stone and family.
Nobbie Stone of Naples, Fla., is
the guest of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Stone.'
Charles Sheppard spent the
week-end in Tallahassee visiting
with his parents.
Miss Lila Carter has accepted a
position in Jacksonville.
Pete Bernal returned last Friday
from Nashville, where he visiteC
relatives for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin
spent Tuesday evening in Panama
City visiting relatives.
Mrs. H, D. Marks and Mrs. Au-
brey Marks of Apalachicola were
guests Friday of ir. ana Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoke Larkin were
week-end visitors in Bristol. Bowen
Larkin accompanied them home
for a visit.
Howell Hampton of Ocala ai-
rived Tuesday to assume his du-
ties as bandmaster for the ensu-
ing school term.
Miss Corrine Davis of Orlando
arrived yesterday for a several
days' visit with her brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Springs.
Davis. r t
Mrs. T. Marsh of Mobile is MRS. HURLBUT ENTERTAINS
spending two weeks here as the Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut entertained
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Roche. with one table of bridge at hei
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ferrell and home Saturday night. An hour or
Mrs. Ferrell's father, Mr. Goodson, play was enjoyed after which re-
left Tuesday for Greensboro. freshments were served to Mrb.
R. B. Michael of Mobile was the Roy Williams, Mrs. Benny Grace
week-end guest of his son-in-law and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan.
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Roch'e. Send The Star to a friend.
Mrs. Basil Kenney, Sr., has re-
turned from Jacksonville where
she was the guest for several days
of Mr. and MIrs. Marc Fleischel.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith spent the N ew
the week-end in Newville, Ala., as ee e
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cawthon and SM O
children are visiting in DeFuniak
GULF COUNTY MEMBERS
NAMED FOR U. S. M.
Fifteen men of Gulf county were
named Tuesday as members of the
emergency committee of the Na-
tional Military Training Commit-
tee, and were requested to attend
a meeting last evening at De-
Named to the committee were
Robert Bellows, Joe Whitfield, L.
F. Evans, S. B. Brown, Rev. D. E.
Marietta, S. C. Pridgeon, C. G.
Costin, Dave Gaskin, Sammy Pat-
rick, J. G. Gilmore, Charles Mor-
gan, Selwyn Chalker, Dr. A. L.
Ward, Robert Rogers and S. L.
Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Brevard an(
son Theodore of Tallahassee, were
the week-end gutsts of Mrs. Sally
Port St. Joe Offers Ideal Harbor Facilities for Naval Base
U. S. Navy Dirigible "Los
Angeles" moored to mast
of U.S.S. "Patoka" In
Port St. Joe's landlocked
harbor during maneuvers
several years ago.
Mooring a dirigible to the
mast of the Patoka was
a delicate operation, and
this harbor was selected
as the best on the Gulf
for the purpose due to
its calmness and the
large area of deep water.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 19403