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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 20, 1940
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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The Star-Florida's fattest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbtuilding 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
S T AJ. the heart of the pine belt.


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


VOLUME Ill PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1940 NUMBER 50
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City Will Resume

Normal Activities

On Next Tuesda

Unless Further Cases of Infanti
Paralysis Are Found By
Health Authorities

The ban on public gatherings (
all types, imposed for the pas
ten days due to the discovery (
a mild case of infantile paralys;
here, will be lifted next Tuesda:
according to announcement by D
L. H. Bartee, city health office
and residents of the city-partici
larly, those with small children-
will breathe easier, and again th
affairs of the city, both civic an
\1ocia), will return to normal.
S The .churches will again resume
services, the theater will reopen
civic organizations and lodges wi
again hold regular meetings, an
the' schools will be reopene'
Principal Jon Stapleton could no
be contacted, yesterday, but it i
presumed that the schools will b
"opened the following Monday whe
all chances of further cases.
poliomyelitis cases developing ha
passed.
All of this, of course, depend
'on whether or not more cases (
infantile paralysis develop between
n'ow and Tuesday. If cases do a]
pear, the ban on all public gathe:
ings will be continued.


200,000 Floridians

Subject To Draf

One Chance In Thirty of Thos
Registering Being Called On
First Drawing

'Now that President Rooseve]
has placed his John Hancock o!
the conscription bill passed b:
congress, thereby making it a law
young men of Port St. Joe and vi
cinity in the 21-35 age limit are
wondering whether or not the:
will be called for a year's military:
training.
.The odds are about 30 to 1 o
any one man being called into ac
tive service, ,because the national
,population between 21 .and 3
is about 16,500,000. With Florida'
population there will be approxi
mately 200,000 subject to draftt i1
this state.
The bill sets October l6 as the
day: for registering, and .at tha
time all male persons. within thi
age: linmut must register. Tilhe draf
will be on a selective basis, ac
cording to dependents, employ
ment in vital industries and pro
sessions, and other factors.
Following registration, local con
scription boards, will be named
to, classify the' registrants on the
basis of availability-that is, whe
their the person is available fo
Immediate active service without
inconvenience to dependents, o:
whether the person is entitled t<
have the call deterred.
Persons Who refuse to register
for the draft will be subject, upon
conviction, to five years' imprison
ment or a fine of $10,000: So i
any of the young men of this vl
cinity contemplate evading the
draft, they'd better take a! look at
-what happened to Bergdoll ant
take a second 'think.
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COUlNT'IE GET $10,872,554
.Fori~da counties received al $10,
872,554.39 share of the: $25,091,
375.03 collectfed from the seven
cent-a-galloi tax on gasoline in th
fiscal year of 13-40,e, according t6
the report of Comptroller Jim Le-


RUINS AT POWDER PLANT WHERE SCORES DIED

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It looks like a war scene at Kenvil, N. J., last Friday, the day af-
ter a series of explosions literally blew the Hei'cules powder plant
off the face of the earth, killing at least 41 persons and injuring
200. The company was working an $2,800,000 worth of U. S. gov-
ernment orders. Federal agents are investigating the possibility
of sabotage,

NAZIS BOMB BUCKINGHAM PALACE


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King George and Queen Elizabeth of England inspect the damage
caused by the explosion of a. 250-pound delayed-action bomb which
was dropped on the grounds of Buckingham Palace during a Nazi
air raid on London. The royal family was at Windsor when the
bomb exploded. A number of rooms used by the -ing an-d queen
were damaged and the swimming pool used by the Princesses
Elizabeth and Margaret Rose was wrecked. There were no casual-
ties. Photo passed by British censor.


y McClamma Takes

, Over Wewa Dairy
y
Y Installs New and Moder Equip-
ment Necessary for Operation
f of Grade 'A' Dairy

l H. M. McClamma of Tallahassee
5 has taken over the Betty. Geneva
s D iry, near Wewahitchka, and has
Sinstalled all new modern equip-
1 ment necessary for the operation
of a grade "A" dairy. In addition
e to the installation of new equip-
t ment, Mr. McClamma has had all
e buildings painted and repaired.
t "I have 'changed the name of the
- establihsment to the 'Gul County
SDairy'," said Mr. McClamma yes-
' terday, "and am now prepared to
deliver grade A raw milk, cream,
- buttermilk and butter in Port St.
d Joe and vicinity.
e3 "My customers need have no
. fear of using our milli as all the
r cows are tested and tie milk s
t handled in the most modern and
r scientific manner to assure its
S; purity."'
-K
r FRANKLIN COUNTY
a SHERIFF SUSPENDED
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t Governor Cone last Saturday
Suspended Sheriff Charles Robbins
Sof Franklin county a'nd appointed
t W. J. Lovbtt of Apalachicola to
0 succeed him.
In 'his suspension order, Gover-
nor Cone charged that Robbiins re-
ceived "compensation for' 'permit-
- ting .the operation, maintenance
- and possession" ot illegal slot ma-
-- chines in the county. He accused
e, Robbins b 'malfeasance; misfeas-
-ance, neglect of duty and incom-
. etency. ,
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Air Corps Seeks

Cadets In St. Joe

Legion Commander Schneider Has
Application Blanks for Young
Men Desiring to Enlist

At this time the United States
Army Air Corps is making an in-
tensive effort to obtain flying
cadets for training as pilots and
commissioned officers, and in con-
nection with this effort contact is
being made with all American Le-
gion posts of 'the country. Appli-
cation blanks are being sent post
commanders and they are ,being
urged to contact young men desir-
ing to enlist in the corps.
Post Commander T. M. Schnei-
der of this city has literature de-
scribing the qualifications for ap-
plicants and the courses given, to-
gether with application blanks.
Any young men of this section
who have a yen to join the army
air corps are asked 'o call on Mr.
Schneider at once and if, after go-
Ing over the qualification require-
ments they feel they are eligible.
are asked to sign an application
blank.
-K
BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOLD
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY
According to an announcement
yesterday by Rev. J. W. Sisemore,
the Baptist church will hold ser-
vices next Sunday, for adults only.
Sunday school will be held at
9:45 a. m., with preaching at 11
,a. m. Evening services will be
held at 8 o'clock.


Health Officials Request


Co-operation of Public In


Combatting Poliomyelitis



Some time ago your local health at home until this epidemic hag
director had published in all the passed away.


papers of Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties an article entitled "Hints on
Infantile Paralysis," pointing out
its spread, mode of attack and
many of the don't's and do's of the
disease.
Since that time we have had
several cases develop in Gulf.
county, and the situation became
such that with 'the advice of your
state and local health depart-
ments, your city and county of-
ficials and your local physicians,
a conference was held and it was
*thought best to close the schools,
theater and churches of Port St.
Joe for a period: of several weeks
after which time we are hoping
the situation will be cleared up,
but the co-operation of every citi-
zen of this and adjoining counties
is needed to stamp this disease
out in this section of the state. We
are asking parents to keep their
children at home. Do not allow
them in groups with other per-
sons,, even though they. seem to be
perfectly healthy, as it is some-
times this type of person that be-
comes the most pitiful paralytic.
Little Knwyn of Disease
Unfortunately; the position 'of
poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis)
in the realm of medicine is quite
unique. Despite intensive medical
research by highly qualified inves-
tigators, very little is known of
this dreaded disease which leaves
in Its wake so many paralyzed and
deformed victims.
The mode of transmission is not
very well established, 'but seems
to be from some secretion or ex-
cretion of the body of an infected
person coming in contact directly
or indirectly with other persons.
We have human carriers as in
typhoid fever, diphtheria, etc. Also
it may be transmitted through
contaminated milk and water sup-
plies, 'through pets in the house,
such as cats, dogs, birds, etc.
These avenues are not absolutely
proven but suggested as a means
of transmission of the disease.
The United States Public Health
Service recognizes our local grade
A raw and grade A pasteurized
milks. However, it is suggested
that ALL milk used be pasteurized
at home as. directed in the first
notice issued.
Some mechanism of transmis-
sion must operate. However, since
outbreaks epidemic in character
do occur in localized communities,
research workers disagree widely
as to how the germ gains a foot-
hold in the human body.
Appears In Waves
Like influenza, poliomyelitis ap-
pears in waves. Its peak usually
is in August and September, al-
though sporadic cases do occur
throughout the year, especially
where the authorities cannot get
the' full co-operation or the peo-
ple. Both sexes are affected
equally. Economic status does not
play a very significant role-the
rich and the poor are affected
alike if exposed to the infection.
The most susceptible ages to
this disease are from five to ten
years of age, -but:adults do de-


Rev. Sisemore stated that these velop the disease; therefore it-is
services will be held providing no primarily a disease of children.
other case of infantile paralysis This to the main reason for beg-
develops between now and Sunday. aging parents to keep their children


Co-operation Urged
The incubation period is from
three days to three weeks. Many
attempts have been made to pro-
tect susceptible subjects from the
ravages, of poliomyelitis. On-the
whole these have failed. The suc-
cess of our efforts to stamp out
this disease, infantile paralysis,
lies with you. It is your duty to
co-operate with your health de-
partments and your city and
county officials, for what we have
attempted to do is for your protec-
tion; and you can do this by stay-
ing put, so to speak, and observe
the following suggestions -- not
any of these suggestions' will keep
your child from getting poliomyeli-
tis, nor will they cure him if he
develops poliomyelitis, but if you
will observe them your chilf
stands a much 'better chance of
not becoming a coiifirmed definite
cripple in later life:
Suggested Do's and Dont's
1. Keep your. child away from
crowds, particularly children.
2. Keep your children away
from homes known to have sick-
ness. of any, kind, for it may .prove
to be pollomyelAis.
3. Children" should never be
kissed on the mouth.
4. The general rules of health-
ful living should always be fol-
lowedt
5. Do not use the common
drinking cup.
6. Keep your person clean, par-
ticularly -the nose and mouth.
7. Should have an abundance of
wholesome food, particularly fresh
vegetables,
8. 'Should get plenty of sleep,
rest, sunshine and fresh air.
9. Keep the habits regulated,
Do riot permit any' abuses of the
general rules of good and proper
living.
10. If your child does not feeT
good, and you are not so sure
what is the matter, put him to bed
and' call your family doctor and he
will give you the advice that you
need.
11. And follow the Golden Rule.
Do unto others as you would have
them do unto you.
If 'the public will follow these
suggestions, we stand a much bet-
ter chance of getting out of this
situation much sooner.
R. J. LAMB, M.D.,
Director, Franklin- Gulf
County Health Dept.
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GULF COUNTY YOUTHS
CAN ENROLL IN CCC

Additional Gulf county youths
will have the opportunity to join
the ranks of the Civilian Conser-
vation Corps in the near future.
There are 18 at present enrolled.
The state -WeTfare board' at Jack-
sonville, certifying and selecting
agency, yesterday announced that
approximately 1,750 Florida young
men will be enrolled during the
period October 1 to 20.
Through a change in eligibility
requirements which 'became effec-
tive July 1, eligibility is extended
to all who are in need of employ-
ment and is no longer confined to
those who are In need of relief.


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PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY. S~PTEMR~P 9fl. -1q40


THE STAR
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
Three Months..........65c


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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.

POLIO SCARE NOT SERIOUS
A large number of parents of Port St. Joe
are extremely worried over the fact that a
case of infantile paralysis (poliomyelitis) has
been found in.this city and a number of fam-
ilies placed under quarantine. But assurance
has been given by health authorities that the
one case is not serious, and that quarantine
has been placed on the other families at their
own request.
True, our theater has been closed and pub-
lic gatherings of all types banned, but that
is merely a precautionary measure and soon
will be lifted and once more our schools will
be opened and our social activities taken up
again.
Our health officers have laid down a simple
set of precautions to be taken-published on
the first page of this issue-and if parents
will co-operate by following these sugges-
tions their children will stand a much better
chance of not contracting the disease.

ITALY STABS AGAIN
It is not surprising to learn that Italians
have bombed the unprotected, militarily-
valueless Jewish Palestine city of Tel Aviv.
It is the type of warfare that fits in admir-
ably with Italy's so-far-consistent cowardly
role.
With the instincts of the vluture strong
upon her, it was only when beaten France
was staggering from overwhelming Nazt
blows that the Fascists summoned up enough
courage to stab her in the back. And it was
only when they realized that France's col-
lapse had left Britain with only a mere hand-
ful of men in Somaliland that the ten-times-
more-numerous and powerful Italian forces
in Africa could summon up the intestinal for-
titude to attack. Scurrying like frightened
rabbits on more than one occasion to escape
the ordeal of battle with the British Mediter-
ranean fleet, Fascist naval units, since the
war began, rarely have ventured far from
their heavily-protected bases.
True to tradition, with the Nazis boasting
that London soon will be a shambles, I1
Duce's war birds now are piping up that when
that'comes about they'll get in on the kill.
Bombing helpless Tel Aviv is just the sort ot
preliminary to fit them for the job just
the type of war effort that the pusillanimous
Fascists revel ii. But old John Bull, for all
his wounds, is far from beaten yet, as the
"heroic" Roman legions yet may find out to
their cost.-Miami Post.

The way the .Germans claim they are shoot-
ing down British planes it seems as though
Britain had at least ten times as many war
birds as the Nazis are credited with having.

Conscription will be voted successful in
this country if it does no more than tuck in
the shirt-tails of raw and splendid youth.-,
Tallahassee Democrat.

'Thirty-seven of the most injurious pests in
America are imported, not including fifth
columnists and other foreign agents-Colum-
bia Record.


Keep smiling!


DESTROYER DEAL UNDRAMATIC
We have been hearing a lot of hullabaloo
from members of congress over the destroyer
deal with England, but that has been because
the president went ahead on his own initiative
and put it across without waiting for the red
tape and debate which would have been cast
around it had it been put up to congress.
Had the deal been made eight or ten
months ago it would have literally cause
riots in the streets and brought the wrath of
a large part of the nation down upon Presi-
dent Roosevelt, his advisors and official fam-
ily. Now, so greatly has the American peo-
ple's attitude toward the European war
changed, the trade went through almost ui,
dramatically.
There was public criticism of the president's
method of consummating it, but almost no
criticism of the motive-that of helping Eng-
land. While, in theory, the deal was simply a
business-like exchange whereby we got valu-
able air and naval bases in :trade for ships
which our navy considers obsolete, in actual
fact it was aggressively pro-British and anti-
Nazi.

THE NEW JUDGE
Rumors are floating around that State At-
torney General George C. Gibbs will receive
the appointment as seventh judge of the su-
preme court in case the amendment provid-
ing for the judge is approved at the Novem-
ber election.
The amendment will stand a better chance
of approval if it is assured that a'man of Mr.
Gibbs' ability is to get the job. But' unfor-
tunately that's counting the chickens before
they are hatched, and Governor Cone will
have the say-so about who gets the job. He
might appoint Mr. Gibbs, but there have been
other rumors that he had another appoint-
ment in mind.
Attorneys claim another judge is needed
because the court now has six, and many
three-three splits have occurred. Another
good way to eliminate that possibility would
be to reduce the number of judges to five,
but that would take at least one man off the
public payroll, and such a procedure is almost
unheard of in this day and time.-Florida
Advocate.

When the American industrial machine be-
gins to roll on a mass production basis in be-
half of national defense, few doubt that it will
show the world something new in military
mechanical might. Tanks, airplanes, cannon,
armaments of all kinds and varieties, will
come off the assembly lines faster than men
can be trained to operate them.

A Hollywood columnist advises that a pro-
ducer is going to make a picture of Uncle
Tom's Cabin, streamlined, whatever that
means. Perhaps they will have Eliza cross-
ing the ice in a bathing suit and chased by
weasels.-Macon Telegraph. More likely she
would cross the river in an airplane chased by
Nazi bombers.

It is tragic but true that in these days
when Washington is acting on extremely Im-
portant matters, many of its legislators are
thinking only of politics and trying to defer
action on many bills until after the Novem-
ber election.

Hitler says he may not try to invade Eng-
land, but may shift his forces to Africa. Looks
like he's afraid Italy will grab off some of
the British possessions he has been counting
as his own.

If the Nazis really believe that Holland and
Belgium were' unneutral, they must think we
are waging a real war of aggression on Ger-
many.-Cincinnati Enquirer.

Add war repercussions: London had an-
other scare last week when an unfounded ru-
mor got around that the supply of Scotch was
giving out.-Macon Telegraph. U


The Low Down
from
Willis Swamp

Editor The Star:
I guess everybody-easy goin' or
not-has something or otler that
will rile them up. With me, it is
E cars-E for exempt. Brother,
they make me boil.
And I'm agitated right now, be
cause I just saw another one ot
'em-a shiny 1940 baby. There
were three women' in the front
seat and two men and a woman in
the back seat.
I sauntered over to the service
station where they were gassin' ur,
and found' out they were from
Dade county. What the car was
doin' here and what it was doing'
when I saw it, is something, 1
guess, for the folks in Dade county
to stew about-and not me.
If we keep goin' another four or:
eight years, and' everybody gits 'to
working' for the government or t'e
state, and gits an E car, I reckon
I will maybe git one too, and will
stop writing' about' em-and bein'
agitated.
I hope I .get a nice shiny one,
like the one from Dade county. Oh
boy!
Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.
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INCREASED REVENUE
FROM LIQUOR LICENSES

nSome 200 retail. liquor dealers
in six Florida counties will con-
tribute about $40,000 in increased
retail liquor licenses to the state
and 'to the counties and cities in
which they are located this year.
The increase comes as a result
of the six counties-'Escambia.
Nassau, Orange, Osceola, St. Lucie
and Palm Beach--being placed in
higher license brackets due to in-
creases in population as shown by
the new U. S. census.
Retail liquor dealers in Orange,
Escambia and Palm Beach coun-
ties will pay $1200 this year, in-
stead of $1000 which they formerly
have been paying, and dealers in
Nassau, Osceola and St. Lucie
counties will pay $600 this year
instead of $400, which was their
former fee.

Chinsegut Hill, near Brooksville
is the highest point in Florida. It
is 367 feet above sea level, about
43 feet higher than Iron Moun-
tain, where Bok tower is located.


Since 1935 the number of chemi-
cal patents in the United States
has increased' 15 per cent, while
the number of chemical patents inl
leading foreign nations was de-
creasing 12 to 30 per cent.



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ENJOY A DAY'S .

FISHING!

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MIDWAY PARK,
On Gulf County's Famed

DEAD LAKES
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Our BOATS are Dry and
Clean.' Our CABINS
are Clean and Completely
Furnished
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This Friendly Camp is Mid-
way of the Lakes, at the
County Line
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Postoffice Address
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
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When you feel well It is misery when you don't
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Menstrual Pains--a day when only your sense of duty
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PAGE TWO


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, .1940


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


PAGE THREE


CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
IS GRANTED CHARTER

In the list of Florida charters
granted this week by Secretary o
State R. A. Gray is the following:
Watson Construction Company,
Inc., Pensacola; construction; 250
shares, $100 par value. W. T. Edr
wards, M. Ross Watson, George P.
Wentworth, directors.


DR. JC. COE
DENTIST--
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe


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We Handle Nothing But
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We Keep Open Until Noon
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VA-"


Forest Fire Losses

In County Are Low

Less Than One-Third of One Per
Cent of Acreage Burn'ed
Over During Year


Fire losses on forest lands i
Gulf county were held to a ver
low figure during the year which
closed June 30, according to nt
report of District Forester Jame
N. Wilson, Jr., of the Florita Fo:
est and Park Service.
The report of the St. Joe fir
control unit, which is comprise
of approximately 259,000 acres bi
longing to the St. Joe Land an
Development company and lyin
mostly in Gulf county, shows tha
less than 1000 acres, or approx-
mately one-third of 1 per cent wer
burned over during the 12-mont]
period. There were 96 fires, 34 o
which were started -By lightning
and 26 by woods burners. This i
an unusually high number o
lightning fires for any locality Ii
the state of Florida. Damage 01
the protected acreage was esti
mated at $1,165.
The normal fire season is front
November to the middle of Marcs
but fires in this section refused tb
follow the usual course during th<
past year, as Wilson's report
shows that more than 43 per cen
of the season's total of fires oc
curred during May, July and Au
gust.
More. than 1100 miles of plowe(
fire lines were either made oi
maintained just before the firE
season, and all possible precau
tions were ,taken to hold fire losses
to a minimum.
Wilson attributes much of the
success of the past year to the
hearty co-operation and interest ol
Gulf county residents who whole-
heartedly aided Unit Ranger H. A.
Hardy of Port St. Joe.
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State May Get Two

More Congressmen

Due to 27.9 Per Cent Increase In
Population Shown By
1940 Census

Florida may be entitled to rep-
resentation by two more congress-
men as a result of the 1940 fed-
eral census, state officials at Tal-
lahassee indicated after studying
preliminary census reports.
The state was allowed' five con-
gresmpen under the 1,468,211 pop-
ulation recorded by the 1930 fed-
eral census. Preliminary reports ot
a 27.9 per cent increase in popit-
lation would boost Florida's pop-
ulation total to approximately 1,.
878,000 persons.
Present federal apportionment
laws for congress permit one con-
gressman fo each 280,674 in popn-
lation or major fraction thereof.
On that basis, the state would be
allowed seven members of the na-
tional house of representatives.
Should the increase be allowed
under official figures, the legisla-
ture would be called upon in 1941
to re-district the state or to per-
mit election of two congressmen-
at-large.

DRIVERS' LICENSE
RULINGS ARE MADE

Attorney General George Couper
3ibbs ruled Tuesday that the state
an levy against real or personal
property of a person for collection
of an unpaid diver's license fee.
At the request of D. W. Finley,
state motor vehicle commissioner,
Gibbs ruled also that it is within
he power of the state department
f public safety to adopt rules and-
egulations prohibiting exchange
f chauffeur's licenses for opera-
or's licenses and making refunds.

The war news in'the daily pa-
ers and over the radio Is credited
rith forcing several St. Louis
crsto bloisthfs summer.g


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Mrs. 0. D. Stringfellow returned
this week from Ashford, Ala.,
where she visited with her par-
ents..

Mrs. John Maddox returned this
week from Asheville, N. C., where
she visited for some time. She
was accompanied home by her
two daughters, Miss Clara Maddox
and Mrs. Marshal Meadows.

Miss Enid Mathison left last
Friday for DeFunlak Springs on a
two weeks' vacation.

Pete Bernal. of the Gulf Hard-
ware company left Saturday for
Tennessee on a two weeks' vaca-
tion.

Cecil Davis of Altha is a guest
of his brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Pridig-eon.

W. O. Anderson, Otis Pyle ani
George Cooper, of the St. Joe Mo-
tor company, were in Jacksonville
yesterday looking over the 1941
Fords.

Send The Star to a friend.


CLASSIFIED ADS

.REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR RENT, SALE OR TRADE-
Furnished cottage at Beacon
Hill; electric lights, running wa-
ter. See H. A. Drake, Port St.
Joe. I1
CANARIES
HARTZ MOUNTAIN CANARIES
FOR SALE--Singers, $4 and $5:
hens, $1. See Mrs. W' S. Smith.
Star Office, phone 51.
MiSCELLANEOUS
IF YOU have a room for rent
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost Is
low and returns-are- gratifying,_.,.
Try it today. tt


THE POCKETBOOK

of KNOWLEDGE 4p P


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< SOCIETY

STRICKLAND-CARTER
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. R. L. Cartel
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Lila Franklin, to Milton
Lanier Strickland on Saturday,
September 14, at Titusville, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Strickland will
make their home at Vero Beach,
where Mr. Strickland is employed.

ACTING SORORITY PRESIDENT
Miss Mimi Schneider of this
city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Schneider, who recently, re-
sumed her studies at Florida Statb
College for Women, Tallahassee,
has been named acting president
of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

ENTERS HOSPITAL
Miss Allah Mae Darcey, daugh-
'ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Darcey
of this city, left Sunday morning
for Jacksonville where she will
enter the nurses' training school
in the Riverside hospital.

TO STUDY FOR MINISTRY
Charles Stucky of this city left
Saturday for Birmingham where
he will visit with his parents for
several days before leaving for
Fort Worth, Texas, where he wtil
enter Southwestern Seminary to
study for the ministry.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Born, Sunday, September 15, at
Lisenby hospital, Panama City, to
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Nelson of Por.
St. Joe, a son.

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. H.. H. Hinson an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Martha Elizabeth, to
Fred S. McLean. The wedding will
be an event of the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tapper and
son, George Tapper, left Wednes-
day for a two weeks' visit to their
former home town, Brooklyn, N.
Y.


Purity Is Assured!


... EVEN THE COWS
ARE TESTED .





The Betty Geneva Dairy is under NEW
MANAGEMENT and has been repaired,
remodeled and modern equipment installed


SIto give you
Grade A Raw Milk

In every detail of production our milk receives the
benefit of scientific methods. That's why
our milk is absolutely PURE, SAFE and healthful
to drink.



Gulf County Dairy

H. M. McCLAMMA, MANAGER

Leave or Phone Your Orders to J. Lamar Miller's Stan-
dard Station, Phone 98, or Bus Station Cafe, Phone 12


WHITE TOP TAXI COMPANY I


FOR PROMPT SERVICE

* PHONE 100 *

-- DAY, OR NIGHT


TAXIS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN FRONT
OF ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION


HE DIDN'T TRY IT AGAIN!
The newly-rich hunter from
Jacksonville was trying to make
an impression: "I clean my $1000
shotgun and my $500 rifle with an
imported solvent that costs $5 an
ounce," he said.
"I don't clean mine," replied Jo
Serra of Willis Swamp. "When
they get dirty I jest 'throw 'em
away!"
-- --
Trade at home--your local mer-
chants have just what you want.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1940


CHEESE CENTER
Ninety-one million Camembert
cheeses are produced annually in
Normandy, which is also famous
to travelers in France for its cider.
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CHINA OKEHED MISSIONARIES
The activities of missionaries in:
China were sanctioned by the
Tientsin treaties of 1858:
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Rainbow Falls, near Dunnellon,
Marion county, is Florida's only
scenic waterfall.


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TWO STORIES HIGH?



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No, it was a trick of the photo-
grapher that made these prize-
winning stalks in a Marshalltown,
Iowa, "Tall Corn Contest" appear
taller than the building. Left to
right: Ellis Staveley with his
15 foot 7/4-inch stalk, A. L. Park
and Henry Buschbom with slight-
ly shorter stalks.
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Street Tax Now

Due Says Jones

Chief of Police Requests Those
Receiving Notices to Come
Around and Pay Up

The annual street tax of $2.00
payable by all ablebod'ied male
residents of Port St. Joe became
due September 1, according to
Chief of Police Troy Jones, and h.
urges' everyone 'receiving a notice
of such tax to see him and pay up.
Notices are being mailed out,
and they plainly state that "if
payment of same is not made
within ten days, you will *be sum-
moned to appear in municipal
court to be dealt with according
'to law."
Offhand, we do not recollect
just what penalty the law provides
if you do not pay, but you may
work out the tax by putting in
two days' work on the city streets
If you prefer.
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GAUZE FROM PALESTINE
Gauze is said to have been first
made at -Gaza, in Palestine.

There are nearly 1,500,000 Mexi-
cans in the United States, about
half of them living in Texas.


DAIRY
Distributors of Bruce's Juices

SHELBY STRINGFELLOW
Local Representative


Name of Willkie

Or Roosevelt Will

Not Be on Ballot

Regardless of Political Affiliation,
Voters MIay Cast Ballot for
Democrat or Republican

With a presidential 'election in
the offing, voters will be interested
in learning how to vote for the
candidate of their choice.
The voter will not find the name
of either Roosevelt or Willkie on
the ballot and cannot cast a votp
for, either candidate directly, but
must vote for seven electors:
There will -be fourteen names on
the ballot, with seven electors
Democratic and seven Republican.
It is not necessary for voters to
memorize the names of electors as
they will be arranged on the bal-
lot with the seven Democrats first
and the seven Republicans follow-
ing.
Those desiring to cast a vote for
Roosevelt will simply mark the
first seven names listed,, while
those desiring to vote for Willkie
will mark the last seven names on
the list. Party affiliation will have
nothing to do witl the ballot, and
a Republican can vote for Roose-
velt or a Democrat can vote for
Willkie.
The names will appear as fo%-
lows:
Paul Appleyard
Frank B. Dowling
Wallace N. Keith
John Knight
Malcolm MoClellan
Lewis W. Petteway
Ray Selden
Bernard W. Corey
H. S. Courtney
Calvin H. Draper
Roger V. Flory.
Howard Gibbons
A. W. Hill
Ella R. Miller
The first seven are Democratic
electors; the last seven Republi-
can.
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Nb LEGION MEETING
The regular meeting of the
American Legion was not helO
Monday due to the infantile par-
alysis quarantine, but Post Com-
mander T. M. Schneider states
that if an emergency should' arise
a call meeting will be held.
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TUNG NUT CROP INCREASES
Florida's tung nut crop for the
1940-41 season is expected to be
in the neighborhood of 10,000,000
pounds and produce approximately
1,600,000 pounds of oil, which at
current market prices will be
worth between two and three m:t-
lion dollars.

Chief products of Italian mines
are Isulphur, mercury, zinc, and
iron.


Acclaimed "ideal type" Percheron
stallion in a nation-wide contest
is Nesus, grand champion, who
receives an extra bucket of oats
from Martha Yancey in recognition
of this honor. Nesus is owned by
Robert W. Lyons of Fairholme
Farm, Lewisville, Ind.


FIVE FLYING FITZGERALDS


As far as is known, the Fitzgerald brothers of Troy Grove, Ill., pic-
tured above with their instructor William Vogel, are the first five
brothers ever to successfully "solo" an airplane on the same day.
Left to right they are: Joseph, 25; Wiliam, 18; Vincent, 20; Fran-
cis, 26; Pat, 21, and Instructor Vogel.

A Lesson From the Champ CORN FIELD IN CHICAGO


Pretty Irmgard Dietel, Miss Miami
1939, is shown receiving a golf
lesson at Bretton Woods, N. H.,
from Lawson Little, the 1940 Na-
tional Open champion.
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MUCH INSURANCE
Annual report of W. V. Knott as
state insurance commissioner indi-
cates that Floridians paid $31,303.-
280 in life insurance premiums in
the year ending June 30, ,1940.


Chicago's loop farmer, Leewin A.
Wade, raises ocrn and tomatoes in
the crowded downtown district on
the banks ,of the Cfiicago river.
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Gasoline by-products, formerly
wasted, are now being made into
resins which find widely varied
uses, including the manufacture or
airplane fuselages, bottle stoppers
and even dental plates.


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Your Business



and My Nose




There's been an epidemic of
bulb snatching--probably due to so
much talk about blackouts-

Well, there are no blackouts
here; so you may as well take this
simple remedy it's a "Sure
Cure."-

Fill all the empty sockets with
the proper Mazda Bulbs-

Be sure that reading lamps have
150 watts or more.

There are now, many new mod-
ern light conditioning units on the
market, which make lighting of
your home easier. See them at
your light oopditioning Dealer's
store-


see Yor ELECTRICAL DEALER



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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1940


PRAYER
Hitler has reportedly snatched
the famous Moses statute by
Michelangelo and placed it in his
Berchtesgaden retreat where a
Gestapo agent, assigned to spy on
him, saw the fuehrer on his knees
before the statue.
"Dear Moses," Hitler was over-
heard praying, "tell me how you
got across that strip of water."
Which reminds us of a remark
heard on the street 'the other day:
"I hope the Lord does to the Nazis
in the English Channel what he
did to the Egyptians in the Red
Sea."-Southern Jewish Weekly,
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