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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: November 18, 1938
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000 ... ..... The Star-Florida's ffr: grow.
DuPont Pa e'r 1fill.--Fiorlda's fast- '" ing little newspaper-dedicated to
,ect growing little city In 3 -TH the betterment and upbuildjng" of
.the heart of the pine, belt. A the City of Port St. JoE.:-


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE 109TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, D DECEMBER 7-l,;,:l.vl ;


PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1938


NUMBER 5


ICA OF FIRST LOCOMOTIVE IN Purses Totaling

STATE BEING BUILT FOR EXHIBIT $ 800 Provided


IWo.k Stt On Wil Become Permanent Ex-
hibit In Centennial Building
After Celebration; Original
Dock Warehouse Made 8 Miles In 25 Minutes
One hundred years ago, when
Excavation Work Gets Underway old St. Joseph was in its heyday,
the first railroad in Florida was
Prepa.atqry to Driving of
FPripa y to Driving of operated from the city. to Lake
SFoundation Pilings Wimico, a distance of eight miles,
f-or the purpose of transporting
Excavation work was started freight from boats that came down
Tuesday by B. B. Dale on the mu-j the Apalachicola river to: the
Sncipal dock preparatory to the wharves that lined the shores of
driving of piling for erection of a St. Joseph's Bay for trans-ship-
y0 0 by 100-foot warehouse for the ir.ent to the sailing vessels that
SSt. Joe Dock and Terminal corn- called at the ancient port from all
pany.. The warehouse will be of parts of the world.
briclt and steel construction, it is When that first locomotive came
S.nders~fad. and .wll be so situ- puffing out of the woods on its. in-
ated that .goqds may be loaded and itial run it must have been a great
:unloaded directly into the ware. day for St. Joseph, and papers of
house, in a manner similar to that that time carried .the following
being used, by the St. Joe Paper story under the date of September
company. 1838:
oP road will be constructed from LOCOMOTIVES IN FLORIDf
Monument avenue to the warem- On Monday, the 5th inst., a
house and deeded to the city. in Locomotile drawip; trgin of'
order that the dck will be ope n 12 cars containg.upwards of 300
to use by anl. Ths is necessary passengers, passed.9ver th.l rail-
in order to secure federal funds road connecting the flourishing
for dredging of the channel and tpowi of St. Jeosel with the Apa-
other wor1. ;; l.chicoia River. The trip, a dis-
With, completion .of warehouse tance'of eight miles, ,was per-
fllities. Port St. Joe will be we.l f.oermed' In the short space of 25
on'the way to. becoming one of minutes. The engineer 1 confl-
the leading importing and export. dent, from the superiority of-the
Sing points on the CIft coast,. as it road"' ind engine, that the route
:"'is 'one of the closi points to.' can be accomplished "'nT.'eigt h
South and Central America and has minutes.
a 'ast back territory from which Recently a drawing of one of
,to draw goods for export. I (Continued on Page 6)


FIRST LOCOMOTIVE TO OPERATE IN FLORIDA


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PortrTheaterTo

Hold Turkey Nite

Patrons of Movie' House 'Will' Be
Given Oplortinity To Get Free
Birds 'For 'ianks giving

Manager Roy Williams o the
Port theater announced that I. :xt
; Tuesday he willigive away a num-
ber of turkeys at the. theater, thus
giving his customers an. "oppor-
tunity to secure without cost a
bird for "the Thanksgiving table.
Anyone attending the theater is
eligible to receive a turkey, and
full details may be. secured by
attending any show between now
and next Tuesday night.

Miss Lois Carlos of Panama City
was in the city last Friday attend-
ing the Armistice Day fete.


CHAMBER COMMERCE
IN MEETING TONIGHT

Members Urged To Be Present To
Discuss Important Matters

The Port St. Joe Chamber of
commerce e will meet this evening
at 8 oclock in the Legion hut, and
all members are urged to be pres-
ent, as many important matters
are to be brought up, especially in
regard to the Centennial Celebra-
tion: There will be but one more
meeting of the'body, on December
2, before the celebration.
The Centennial Celebration com-
mittee has also been invited to
meet with the chamber in order
that dovetailing functions of the
two bodies may be worked out.
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For Race Meet

Centennial Celebration Event Is
Expected To Draw ,Large
Number of Entries .


The old axiom that history re-
peats itself was never more genu
finely true than in the .case of old
historic St. Joseph. Tradition and
the newspapers of a hundred years
ago inform us that there wa 'once
a flourishing race course in-opera-
tion on the outskirts of this an-
.cient metropolis. A few old resi-
dents maintain that traces of' the
oval still exist. But be that as it
may, Port St. Joe is going to have
horse racing during the Centen-
nial Celebration next month as
part of an extensive program' of
entertainment for her guests.
Hundreds of large'posters have
been sent out by the coidmittee- in
charge of' racing to points as far
distant as Columbus, Ga., and
Fortt Lauderdale Fla., 'nvitting
horsemen within this territory to
nartliciatq in' 'the meet.' Special
iitention is being given 49 cattle-
men and woods-riders, for it is
from this source that ar'nucleus of
racJing material-is expected. It is
-nqt the intention of the commit-
(Continaed on Page 5)


Red Cross Drive

Now Underway

Populat'n of Port St. Joe' Urged
To Contribute In Annual
Roll Call

Rev. H. F. Beaty, local chair-
man, and James H. Kelly of We-
wahitchka, Gulf county chairman
of the annual Red Cross roll call,,
state that considerable success is
being achieved in the drive which
started this week, but that they
are desirous of seeing a larger
number enrolled this year than-in
1937.
"Many people," stated Re v.
Beaty, "want to know where the
money they pay for membership
goes," and explains it as follows:
"Fifty cents of your Red Cross
membership dollar stays, in the
treasury of your local chapter, to
be used for local relief. Thirty-
seven cents of the remaining fifty
cents that is sent to the national
chapter, is used in disaster relief
and the other thirteen cents in
life-saving, emergency first aid-
stations, home hygiene, care of the
sick, etc. Not one cent of your
Red Cross dollar is used to pay
salaries of Red Cross workers,
these salaries being paid from an
endowment fund, and there being
only 900 of these paid workers in
the entire United States;-"
During the past 12 months regis-
tered Red Cross nurses taught
bedside care of the sick and fun-
damentals of home hygiene to
58,700 mothers andl daughters so
that devoted oare might also be
skillful care.
"Service given to enlisted, men,
disabled veterans and their de-
pendents by American Red' Cross
workers during the last year
helped solve pressing problems of
270,600 men and their families.
Red Cross first aid instructors
during 1937 qualified 295,028 per-


One out of every four deaths sons to stop bleeding, treat for
occurring among girls and young shock, splint fractures and give
women between the ages of 15 and other emergency care following
30 is caused by tuberculosis. accidents.


ARMISTICE DAY CELEBRATION

IS ENJOYED BY LARGE CROWD


Magazine Will Be

Devoted To St, Joe

November Issue of Florida Public
Works Dedicated to This City
And Centennial Celebration
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Hundreds of VisitorE From
Neighboring Cities Join In
Port St. Joe's First Real
Observance of Armistice.

Marking the first real commem,
oration of Armistice Day in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County Post No. 116,
American Legion, las-t Friday.
staged a celebration that will:long
bh rTemembered


The LNovember Issue of Floriduai U tDe m *1Um w e .
Public Works, publication of the T'he day op4 nd_-officially at- 11
state road department and the o'clock with t'h sounding; of the
Florida County Commissioners a- fire siren marking the. moment :of
sociation, which will be out next silence in memory of the. World
Monday, will be devoted entirely War dead. Immediately--.following
to Port St. Joe and the Centennial 'this, the parade :formed -at Port
Celebration to be held here next Inn. park and at:11:30 proceeded
December 7 to 10 marking the up- Monument .avenue to[ First
100th anniversary of the signing street, over to. Rid avenue a.ndi
of Florida's first constitution. down past the -reviewing stand -
T. W. Wilson, secretary of, the back to the park.. Lieut.-Col. P; C.
Port St. Joe Chamber of Con-m Coombs of the Apalachicola Na-
merce, has devoted a great deal tional Guard unit4cted as review-:
of time and effort in making this ing: officer and, Coinassioner B...
edition + ,credit to the city and. W..Bells represel the city in
to show tf | progress of tur -the absence of Mar J. I. Sharit,
tries, our, port development' and no was called otjgot towl.
ether things that o to, mCae up Considering tljrie time in
our city life, and it will be a' plen- which- the Armtitice Day commit-
4id souvenir of the Centennial, tee of the Legion post had to wori k
and ohe to be. kept on file for fu.. In, the parade was very creditab;e.
ture reference. The e.sti. bi11 be The procession .was b led by our
printed on book paper and pr- 'Gold Star Mothers in cars, tl- -
fusely illustrated with pictures, lowed by rtb high school band
many o1 which werp taken especi- apd the national colors, Co. "D"
ally,otr this purpose; 106th Engineers, county health de-
'."':on. desiring copies of thls"part.ment and nurses, Lidles Aux-
apecial edition are ada2d to leave diariess groapqd, M arla Post of
their orders at the- chamber of the American Legion with national
commerce office immediately, as and post colors, Boy Scouts with
after the run 'i made there will drum corps, Blountstown and Bris-
be no more available, except those tol American Legion post, Co. "E"
being purchased by local bodies. I (Continued onl Page 6)


PLAN ELABORATE PYROTECHNIC

DISPLAY FOR CENTENNIAL WEEK
41-
HUNTERS U Set Pieces For Celebration To
UN U Be Among Most Elaborate
TOBSERVELAW er Attempted InFlorida
.Outside of State Fair

Two Arrested Yesterday Carrying The Centennial Celebration com-
illegagi Guns; Sunrise To Sun. mittee has been busy this week
set Is Time for Hunting scanning bids, made by a number
of the leading fireworks manufac-
The hunting season, on migra- turning companies of the country
tory birds, such as ducks and and going over plans for lighting
geese, opened Tuesday in Gulf of the city's streets, as well as
county and the male population of the Centennial grounds and build-
Port St. Joe has been considerably ings, which have been submitted
depleted the past three days due by lighting experts.
to the fact that all our hunters So far as the fireworks displays
had the desire to taste of the for the four nights are concerned,
flesh of these wild fowl. fireworks' men submitting sched-
Sules say that nothing so elaborate
But apparently all of these nim- in the pyrotechnic line has ever
rods are not acquainted with the bn attempted in Florida, except
been attempted in Florida, except
game laws, for yesterday two of possibly at the Florida State Fair
them were arrested by a United in Tama, or the Florida tate a
States game warden for using il- Fetial at inter a
legal guns, their guns confiscated Numerous set pieces, having
and a fine slapped.,on.them. Numerous set Pieces, having
and a fine slapped.onthem. special significance for the occa-
Our game laws-require, that all. ston, and ail calculated to empha-
automatic or hand-operated repeat- sie the glamour which legend at-
ing shotguns must be plugged to teaches to old St. Joseph, in which
three-shell capacity `.With :a plug the convention was held a century
'mt ,cannot be removed .at the agt re beiog prepared.' ne of
loading end, a~nd that hunting may ago, are being prepared. One of
loading end, and that hunting may these pieces will depict the scene
be indulged in from a half hourI of the transfer of authority over
before sunrise until sunset. Right Florida from the Spanish to the
row this means that hunting American government, including a:
should cease shortly after 4 p.m. heroic figure of Genera Jackson.
in order to be on. the sale side. J. .Gasthoff, of the Gasthoff
J. P Gasthoff, of the Gasthoff
Hunters are urged to observe Display Service of Tampa, has
the game laws, not only for their established a studio 'here from'
own good, but for the best inter- which to turn out the 20 or more
epts of all. beautifully decorated historical, al-
--I legorical and' industrial floats,
Two-thirds of all the deaths which will form one of the most
from tuberculosis occur before the spectacular float parades ever held
age of 45.1 (Continued on Page 6)


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PT ST O LF N E R 193.


Society


WOMAN'S CLUB LEARNS OF
EARLY AMERICAN FURNITURE
"Early American Furniture" wa
the topic of the program at th
meeting of the 'Port St. Joe Won
an's club in the high school aud
tortum Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Erie Hickey played a pian
solo followed with a splendid rear
ing by Mrs. J. L. Sharit on "Earl
American Furniture," bringing ou
the Duncan Phyfe style. A dinin
roof suite in Duhcan Phyfe style
was on display, loaned to the clu
through the courtesy of the Dat
ley Furniture company, and beau
tiful table appointments were b
courtesy of the Lilius ewelr
company. After this reading, Mr
B. D. Smith, in a charming mar
ner, sang "The Old Spinnin
Wheel." The hostesses, Mrs.'E. C
Lewis and Mrs. B. D. Smith, wor
early American dresses, further
carrying out the theme of the al
ternoon's program.
B. W. Eells, on behalf of the
Centennial committee, appeared
before the ladies and asked fo
their' support in the entertaining
of outstanding gusts of the' fai
seD during the Centennial cele
bration. The executive committee
of the: club will. meet next Tues
day at 3 p'. m. at the home o:
Mrs. B. W. Eells *for the ptIrposi
of taking up-this tnatter.
Three ne.j'members, Mrs. Basi
E. Kenneyj, Jr., Mrs. Wind'ham 'ant
Mrs. J. P. Sutton, were unani
mously' voted: into 'the membership
of the club:' "

MISS RUBY LEE FARMER
CELEBRATES NATAL DAY
Little Ruby Lee Farmer cele
brated, her third birthday with a
party Monday afternoon at the
home" of her' parents; ,with about
twenty-five ctf her little friends
Games were enjoyed, after which
all were. invited to the dining
ioom. A beautiful lace cloth cov-
ered the table upon which a lovely
birtliday cake decorated with
white icing and sweet :peas, sur-
mounted with three lighted tapers,
formed the centerpiece. The color
scheme of pink and white was car-
ried out in the decorations of the
home. Ice cream, caRe and can-
dies aiding in the carrying out of
the chosen colors were served to
the little hostess and her guests.

Brinson Coody left Sunday after
a week's visit with his sister and
brother. Miss Myrtice Coody and
Billy Coody.

The Misses Emeline and Martha
Belin spent the week-end in Pan-
ama City with their parents.

Miss Katherine Smith of Mari-
anna was the guest last Friday
of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lovett.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wages of
.,Apalachicola s-nent last Friday in
Port St. Joe, the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Denver Miller.

Miss Amelia Schneider and her
guest, Miss Selma Jenkins, of
Florida State College for, Women
Tallahassee, were the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. M.
Schneider.


Mrs. V. M. Hoffman of Apalachi-
cola was the guest last Frida.fof
Mr. and Mrs. C. Fuller.


Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor


SEWING CLUB MEETS
E WITH MRS. D. C. SMITH
Is Mrs. D. C. Smith entertained
ie the Wednesday Sewing club th
r- week at her home. A contest Wa
i- enjoyed' after which bridge wa
played. Prizes .were .presented
o 1Mirs. P. J.Farm'er, nigh for bridg
d- and. to Mrs. W. M. Howell for th
y best score in the contest.
it Ambrosia, cake and punch wa
g served 'to Mesdames W. S. Smit
e W. M. Howell, P. J. Farmer,
b Tramanell, J. Shannon, M. Larki
' and E. Hickey.
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y STATE YOUNG PEOPLES'
y LEADER VISITS IN CITY
. 'Miss Susan Adams, state Youn
SPeoples' leader, of Jaeksonvill
g following a luncheon given in he
honor Tuesday at the Baptis
e church, spoke to the women of th
r .,lurch on their W. M. U. wor]
f. L-ter she spoke to the girls an
boys of the church on their G. A
e and R. A. work.
d At 6 o'clock in the evening sul
r per was served at the church t
g prospective members of the .Y. W
r A. and immediately following Mis
SAdams gave an interesting tal
e to these young women, about or
ganizing and the work they w6ul
carry on.
e Miss Adams was the guest o
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Sisemon
1 while in the city. She left Wed
Snesday for Apalachicola to carr:
South a similar program there.
p,
Ep'EAKFAST HONORS
VISITING DIGNITARIES
Honoring Mrs. Betty McClure
department president of the Amer
-ican Legion AuxiliaryI Mrs. Gebrgi
SAsbell, vice-president of the Third
district, and Mrs. Hortense K
SWells, Democratic comiiftteewo
man for the state of Florida, thl
American Legion Auxiliary of Pos
116 entertained with a breakfast
at the Black Cat cafe last Friday
morning at 9 o'clock.
Preceding the serving of break
fast, beautiful corsages were pre
sented 'td Mrs. McClure, Mrs. As
bell and Mrs. Lois VanHorn, pres
ident of the local .auxiliary, by
Mrs. Lovie Coburn. Immediately
following the breakfast interesting
talks were given by the visitors
on the work of the Auxiliary and
"Americanism," after which the
visitors took their places in the
reviewing stand for the Armistice
Day parade and the members of
the Auxiliary joined the parade.

Mrs. A. M. Mitchell expects to
leave Monday to spena Thanks-
rivine in Metropolis, Ill., with her
family.

J. H. McLaurin of Apalachicola
was in Port St. Joe last Friday
taking'in the Armrstice Day cele-
bration.

Mesdames H.. L. Oliver, T. E.
Austin, Robert Nedley, Mamie
Austin, "Red" Anderson aind Miss
Louise Austin of Apalachicola at-
tended the Armistice celebration
here last Friday.

Mrs. M. B. Smth returned last
Sunday to her home in Dothan,
Ala. ,after a week's visit here.

Mrs. R. A. McKeithan left Sun-
day to spend several days in Pan-
ama City with Mr. and'Mrs. J. A.
McKeithan.


SILVER TEA TO BE GIVEN
BY .FINE :ARTS COMMITTEE
ed The fine arts .committee of the
'is Port St. Joe Woman's club, of
a, which Mrs. D. 'L.- Owens is chair-
as man, will entertain with a silver
to tea tomorrow afternoon at the
e, Iome' of Mrs.. B. W. Eells on Mbn-
le ument avenue from 3:30 until 5
o'clock. '
is, Half of the proceedss will go to
h, the conservation and natural re-
3. sources committee for the re-
in habilitation of the old St. Joseph
cemetery, and the other half will
go to the penny art fund.
Everyone is strongly urged to
attend this tea and help in this
g worthy cause.
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er MARY CIRCLE OF BAPTIST
st W. M. S. IN MEETING
.e Mrs. J. Fillingim entertained the
k. Mary Circle of- the Baptist Mis-
d sionary Society at her home Mon-
. day afternoon. Mrs. F. Powell,
in charge, opened the meeting
p. with the devotional, followed with
o prayer by Mrs. G. D. Hewitt. The
r. minutes were read and approved,
s roll called and -new and old busi-
k ness taken up.
r. Three new members were wel-
d comed and the meeting adjourned
for the social hour, during which
f the. hostess served ice cream and
e cake to the thirteen members and
d- one visitor present.
y The next meeting of the circle
will be at the home of Mrs. Chism
with: Mrs. Ralph Carter as hostess.
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LOTTIE MOON GIRLS MEET
WITH FRENCHY WOODEN
Frenchy Wooden was hostess to
e the Lottie Moon Girls' Auxiliary
d at the hom' of her parents Wed-
nesday afternoon. Carolyn! Bag-
gett was in charge of the meet-
i ing. .Fllqwing the regular session
t and .a study of the manual, all
t chairmen were given instructions
r as to their duties. A story, "Moon-
beam Lady," was given by Mrs. J.
O. Baggett, following, which she
dismissed the meeting with prayer.
Oatmeal cookies and chocolate
were -served to the members by
the young hostess and her mother.

STAG DINNER GIVEN


BY PETE ROBERTS t
R. 0. "Pete" Roberts enter- Miss Iva Mae Nedley, F. M. and


trained a number of friends at a
stag dinner last Thursday night
celebrating his 25th birthday. Im-
mediately upon arrival of the
guests a delicious chicken dinner
was served to C. Boyle, G. Hud-
on, H. Sandsberry, S. Davis, W.
Bateman, J. Davis and J. W. Chap-
man and J. Mayo of Tallahassee.
The'guests were not informed of
the occasion of the dinner until
its conclusion but all left wishing
"Pete" many more happy birth-
days.

P.-T. A. IN. MEETING
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
Due to next Thursday being
Thanksgiving, the regular meeting
of the Parent-Teacher association
was held in the new -school audi-
torium yesterday afternoon with
the president, Mrs. T. Owens, pre-
siding. Regular business w a s.
transacted after which reports
were given andl a report heard


Willis Rowan attended home-com-
ing week at the University of
Florida, Gainesville, last week-end.
S 4ft
Earl Rollins' of Gordon, Ala.,
visited friends in this city last
Sunday.

Miss Rachel Gunn of Perry was
the week-end guest Of Miss Juan-
ita Gunn and Miss Elaine Gore.

Miss Katherine Corbin of Perry
was the week-end guest of Mi's
Erline McClellan.

Mrs. Thomas McPhaul and the
Misses Avaryee Collier and Louise
Soloman were shopping Saturday
in Panama City.

Mrs. Annie Ryan Marks of Apa-
laqhicola spent last Friday in Port
St. Joe, the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Tapper.


from. Mrs. B. Owens, Centennial Mrs. Betty McClure, department
chairman, stating that two floats presidentt of the American Legion
would be sponsored by the organi- Auxiliary; Mrs. George Asbell,
nation during the celebration, one vice-president of the Third district,
illuminated for the night parade. Legion Auxiliary, and Mrs. Hor-


..'"- T A report from the chairman of the tense Wells of St. Petersburg,
Mrs. Charles Brown and chil- with her family. Hallowe'en carnival committee was state Democratic committeewo-
F'- oa Apalachicola spent the Mrs. LeRoy Gainous was a' week heard, after which the meeting man, were the guests Thursday
week-end in Port St. Joe as the. end visitor in Pensacola. adjourned, night of last week of Mr. and Mrs,
grests of Mrs. Brown's parents, a t C. P. VanHorn at m-eir Beacon
Mr. and Mrs. Max Kilbourn. Bert Spear ofl Ocala attended BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Hill home.
*r the Armistice Day celebration in Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Simmons -f i'
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker this city last Friday. of Port St. Joe announce the birth Over half of the $500,000 to be
left last Friday for Tuskeegee, of an 8-pound daughter, November raised by public' subscription for
Ala. Mr. Parker returned. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Taylor of 11. 1938. at Mobile. The young Florida's exhibit at the New York
night and Mrs. Parier will spend Lynn Haven moved to this city lady has been named Frances World's Fair has already been
this month in the Alabama city, Monday. Carolyn. contributed.


MRS. GLOEKLER HOSTESS TO
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs, J. B. Gloekler entertained
the Thursday bridge club this
week at her home Wednesday
night 'instead of the regular night.
Rich hues of marigold were used
in decorating the living room
where two tables were placed for
play. Following several progres-
sions, scores were tallied, and
IMrs. C. Edwards, wasi awarded
high score prize and Mrs. B. A.
Pridgeon prize for dut. A delicious
salad course was served to the
memberss present.

MARTHA CIRCLE OF
BAPTIST CHURCH MEETS
The Martha Circle of the Bap-
tist Missionary Society held their
regular meeting at the church
Monday afternoon with Mrs. A. E.
McCaskey presiding. The meeting
opened with the devotional led by
"'e leader and. followed with
prayer by Mrs. Maddox. After a
short business session, Mrs. Sta-
ten gave a summary of the Book
of Exodus which has been used in
'le study course. The circle was
divided and Mrs. Curtis Palmer
made chairman of the new cirrue.
The meeting was dismissed by the
Mizpah.

Miss Margaret Belin of Panama
City was the guest Tuesday of her
sisters, the Misses Emeline and
Martha Belin.

Mrs. C. A. O'Quinn of Perry was
the guest last week-eAd' of her
daughter, Miss Julia O'Quiinn.
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The Misses Aileen and Helen
Arnold, Jake Belin and George
Tapper attended the dance in Ap-
alachicola last Saturday night.

Mrs. Joe Hauser spent Thursday
of last week in Pensacola.
Joe Thompson of Apalachicola
was 'a business visitor in Port St. '
Joe Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellows
spent last Friday and Saturday in
Jacksonville.
Mrs. J. W. Smith returned to her '
home in Sumatra Monday after a
several days' visit in this city, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith.
S-r *a
Miss Sarah VanHorn and Stokie
Domengeaux attended the dance in
Apalachicola last Saturday night. 9


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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.


HOUSES SCARCE


IN ST. JOSEPH

Dwelling Made To Order In South
Carolina Finally Cost $4000
After Erection

A housing .shortage appare-
existe"J. in, the old city of: St. JX S
-ir:ilar to that existing t,'
the new city of Port St. J
is shown in ai account written by
R. J. Moses, secretary of/the St.
Joseph & Iola railroad, when he
tried to secure living accommoda"-
tions in 1837.
After Moses had. unsuccessfully
attempted to rent a house for $600
a year, he ha one made to order
at Charleston, S. C., for $300. How-
ever, wages wers so high in St.
Joseph that the final cost of the
bonse after erection was $4000.
Following collapse of the city
in .1841, Mr. Moses bought the
house for $37.50 that he unsuccess-
fully attempted to rent four or five
years previously for $600 per anl-
num. He later sold this house,
with the dwelling that had cost
-him $4000, and his father's resi-,
dence, valued at $2000, for $75.,
-- -* --- '- .
BIRTHDAY PARTY HONORS:.
MISS KATHERINE HICKEY"
Honorpgg the .fifteenth .birth-
day of Miss Katherine Hickey last
Thursday, Mrs. Erie Hickey enter- .
tainted' the younger set with :a de-,
lightfulrparty at her. home: during...
the evening. Fp11 flowers were
used in the decorations..and. games,...
dancing and. prosn" were enjoyed .
after which the .. hostess served ..
cake,..hot chocolate, and mints .to
about thirty young people.

METHODIST W.'M. S. IN
MEETING MONDAY
The Woman's. Missionary Society
of the Methodist church met in the
church auditorium Monday .after-
noon to begin the study of the fall
mission study book, ,"The Ameri-
can City and Its Church," by
Samuel C. Kinchelos. After the
opening hymn, "This Is My Fath-
er's World," followed with prayer
by Mrs. R. R. Hodges, Mrs. Roy
Gibson conducted the mission
study class. This was followed by
a business session conducted by
:he president, Mrs. W. E. Boyd.
The hymn, "Open Mine Eyes," was
sung and the meeting dismissed
by Mrs. Gibson.



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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1.938







RA N B 1 1


FRANKLIN CONSTABLE
IS SHOT TO DEATH

George Snelgrove, 45, Franklin
county constable, was shot to
death Monday night in a saloon
at Apalachicola by H. A. Edwards,
operator of.:the place.
An inquest revealed that Snel-
grove died from a bullet wound
in-'thd heart. He had been con-
stible :of Apalachicola for two
years and was well known in Port
St. Joe.
Mr. Snelgrove is survived by his
wiidow and young son of Tallahas-
see and hLi parents, Mr. and Mrs.
P.: R.: Selgrove of. Apalachicola.
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With four large wood pulp mills
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fifth under.construction, more and
more farmers will have opportuh-
ity to market pulpwood produced
on their farm forest areas, sayo
L,;T. Nieland,. farm forester with
the state agricultural extension
service. Though the pulpwood
market provides ready cash for
'farm-growni timber, Nieland warns
that. care must be exercised to
avoid destructive over-cutting of
farm forest lands...
Unless timber is wisely and con-
servatively harvested, he says, tle
farmer, may receive but a small
part of the actual value of his for-
est trees, and at the same time he
may destroy the .possibilities for
income from his woodland for
many years to come.
SNieland points out that, due to
lack of knowledge of sound forest
.practices in supplying, thep pglp-
wood market, many-.acres of farm
forest land have ieep disastrously
overcut. The fact that the -frmer
usually does not realize, what 'has
happened until It is too late con-
tributes 'to he seriousness of tthe
situation. The plpp .minik: are
aware that over cuUflig wi:' threat.
en their Investment by a general
depression' of -the available wood
supply, .and' have Issued instruc-
tiios onu: haw. to cut timberr :stands
Conservatively., : ..
S,Nieland strongly urges al farm-
era who are contemplating the bar-
vesting of their timber crops to
consult their county agents, the.
extension farm foirstetr at the:
;University, of Florida, or to write
to the state forester at Tallahas-.
see before .they, begin cutting.
Tlii may result in savilg., many
dollars aid,.-in addition, preserve
the::farm .forest for a profitable
cutting,:Bvery.few 'years.'.. :
-United States -: department of
Agriculture leaflet No. 153, "'How
to Cut Southern Farm Timber for
Steady, Profit,", contains helpful
suggestions on managing-.and mar-
keting farm timber. A copy may
be-obtained by writing to the ex-
tension farm forester, University
of -Florida, .ainesyllle.

TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY

(Continued: from Page ')
will occur at Port St. Joe. Elabor-
ate preparations are being made
for-this event. Parades and every
form of entertainment will. be
cirowded into these four gala days.
Dignitaries from not only Florida
but the nation are expected to at-
tend. Those who visit Port St. Joe
on this occasion will find a royal
welcome and be gloriously enter-
tained. It is one event you surely
cannot afford to miss.

Maybe Nebuchadnezzar ate grass
because he thought it was'a new
breakfast food.


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Centennial To

Be Big Thing Says

eig f
Jerry"W.Carter

Believes Event Should .Be Given
Publicity 'In: Northr So Tourists
Would Come Through St. Joe

Jerry W. Carter, chairman of
the, Florida Railroad Commission,
in a letter to the editor of The
Star this week speaks highly of
the Centennial 'Celebration to be
held in Port St. Joe' next Decem-
ber 7 to 11, and believes the
event, should be, given publicity in
northern states so that tourists
coming to Florida would so plan
their itinerary that they would
pass through Port St. Joe.
Mr. Carter's letter 'follows:
Mir. W. S. Smith,
The Star,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Dear Mr. Smith-In regard to.
the Centennial .Celebration, to be
held in Port St. Joe, I feel that
you are preparing to pull. off a
very historical event which, if
properly handled, will attract peo-
ple to Port St.' Joe from. all over
the. nation and .hence give them
an opportunity to see all-.of West
Florida, which this section needs
morethai anny one thing. ..
I.:think yoq should :get .th.e co-
operation of. ,al the cpunties and
cities wppt'.of the,SwanpRee riyer.
hlis occasion should :not only be
publicized and advertised' as aoon
as' possible in '-WeifVJ'Flida': bit
inthe.cortera statese. St. Peters'
bprg, ,Iami,; Or;aonddo, ,Jackson-
tlle a,.zad Pali~.,l 4. It would Ie
an. awfully good idea to give it
'ubllicit "ri Atlanta. Washington,
Cindiziatit, Chiicao and New York,
as a :ot of people coming -south
:wonld route themselves by .Port
St. Joe instead -~f going direct to,
South Flo-ida.
if you will have some effective
deseripttive folders printed, .t be
issued as :inserts: in letters, I .will
,be g.ad .to have this department
insert one in evey letter mailed
out between now and the date of
your celebration.' I am sure that
every state department will .be
glad toAinsert these folders in all
,their letters, which would give.
you almost a complete coverage
of the state. If you are going to
take advantage of this; you must
do it immediately. While you are,
having them printed, make your
arrangements for tne other depart-
ments to insert these folders in
their letters. They will be justi-
fied in doing this, as it is a cele-
gration of a governmental func-
tion.
I want.to assure you that 1 ap-
prove heartily of this celebration
and hope to see it attract nation-
wide attention and'will be glad to'
co-operate in every manner pos1:
sible.
SAgain assuring you of my sin.
cere appreciation of your friend-
ship and past favors, I beg to re-
main,
Sincerely yours,
Jerry W. Carter.

JEFFERSON NICKELS
ARE PUT INTO USE

Don't think somebody is trying
to shove off a souvenir medallion
on you if you get a nickel in your
change bearing the head of Thomas
Jefferson on one side and his Mon-
ticello home on the reverse-it
will merely be the new American
nickel put into circulation Tues-
day through the nation's banks.
Eleven million of the "jitneys"
were ready for distribution Tues-
day, and millions more will be
minted.
Eventually the "buffalo nickel"
will be as scare as buffalo on the.
western plains, as they are retired
from use to be replaced with the
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Truck On Road Near
Apalachicola

Three young men, Henry Har-
veil, Samuel R. Grantham and
George Conyers, all of Bristol,,
were rushed to a Panama City.
hospital Tuesday afternoon suffer-
ing from severe burns sustained
when a gallon bucket of black
powder they were carrying on the
floorboards of a truck exploded on
a back road near Apalachicola.
From their hospital cots Harvell
and Grantham stated they were
lucky to be alive and credited
their escape to the fact that the
truck they were using in their
.work of blasting pilpwood stumps'
did not have a cab on it, but was
open. They could give no reason
for the explosion, stating that
none of them were .smoking and
that the car did not backfire.
Conyers' condition is 'said to be
serious, aid his companions told
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Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The Star Building

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

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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.

WHY THE EDITOR BECAME AN EDITOR
Numerous people at various times have
asked the editor of The Star just how come
he became an editor, and we've got so tired
of telling the same story over and over that
we're going to publish it for all to read and
trust that it will, be the last time the ques-
tion will arise.
To begin;with, we are the son of an editor
--we have newspaper blood, flowing.,in our
veins, and 'when' a person is born .into the
'Fourth Estafe there-,is nothing that can- be
.-done bout it-either he is a newspaper man
:'or lI,-s-.a mibfit in any other line ... ; ':
.-* 'Vltried to get away from newspapers. In
f '.'we spent four years attending college
t o't-a: degree which states that we are a
rif fleedg chemist capable of analyzing
nd telling the world what any particular
Piece of soil anywhere on this old earth con-
.tains or does not contain. But where did this
i.four years of hard study get us? Exactly
-nowhere; Before we knew it, we were back
in the 'newspaper game, and have been ever
since a brief interlude following; our .college
daze when we went forth to analyze the spil
Sof ailing orange, groves.
But aside from these pertinent facts, it
has always been our lot, when working for
someone else, to have- thejob of setting the
editorials. We don't mind setting editorials,
in fact,, we love it-when .the'editorials agree
with our point of view. But when the tienid
,differs from our line of thought then. it isjust:
-plain ihellonwheels. So we decided that we
wasted f to write our own editorials, every one
,of which would agree with our thoughts on
;any given subject. '
-t-.'So, Vwih ethe opportunity .arose,' and after
-weti ad saved every penny and squeezed the-
.banfal,'a. every. nickel, we entered the :pub-
lishing field at the ripe old age of 28. We
sold one paper :after several years of success-
fflly publishing our o-,n editorials without.
b being shot or ridden out of town on a rail,
and again' went to work' setting editorials, for
someone'else: But, the same problems aiose,
and when we ,heard glowing accounts of the.
coming West Florida metropolis of Port St.
Joe we decided to chuck our job and re-enter
the field as our. own editorial writer-and so
here we are, and we hope to remain and
grow with the city until at last, in our de-
dcliining years people will point at us as we go
tottering feebly up- the street and say "There
goes the pioneer newspaperman of Port St.
Joe-one of our early settlers."

What good do you derive from,accomplish--
ing an easy task?-Florida Times-Union.
Well, at least you accomplish it-and any-
-thing accomplishedis something- done.

As we understand' the matter-any wise old
hen is supposed to know the lay of'the land.
-Florida' Times-Union. And the chickens
nowadays know it, -too

'When better ways of spending an idle day
are invented, we'll still prefer fishing in Flor-
'ida.--Avery Powell in Times-Union. Amen,
Avery.

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A BUBBLE BURSTS

Jacksonville has been having consider
commotion about municipal finances.
Florida National Bank has been printing
vertisements in the Jacksonville newspa'
strongly protesting 'against increases in
city budget. .. -The ddvertisem
stated that "Jacksonville's per capital cos'
city government is among the very hig]
in America for cities of this size."
In the face of these facts, what become
the oft-heard boast that the profits of
municipally-owned public utilities of that
are so great that they relieve the taxpa)
of nearly all of the cost of operating the
government?
We have heard that statement so
quently that we have been tempted to giv
some degree of credence; but these figi
burst the bubble right in the face of
credulous public. With Jacksonville taxpay
forced to pay continuous increases in the
rate, the claim 'that municipal utility prc
are paying the major part of the cost of g
ernment and saving the taxpayers that <
simply can't be the truth' or anywhere r
the trqth. .
:The latest figures we have at hand (VU
Census Bureau, 1936) show that the.total
ceipts of the city of: Jacksonville were
323,000. The. highest- claim made for ant
'utility profits is $2,000,000. That leaves
323,000 paid by the taxpayers for city gove
ment, over and above the maximum uti
profits. For the same year, the total rece
for the city of Tampa were $4,471,000.
regardless of the boasted contribution of
municipal utilities, the taxpayers of Jacks
ville werecalleld' upon.. to pay nearly. $2,(0
000 more for city government than were
'taxpayers of; Tampa ; 'and. they:must;i be- p
ing much more now, if we may judge fr
another raise in the tax rate.-Tampa Tribt


TIM FOR CHANGE


No man is allowed to operate a railroad lo-:
comotive, although it itns on rails along a
predetermined track with every conceivable
safety device to prevent accidents, unless he
has Jhad long and rigorous training, and peri-
odic examinations for health and capability.
No man can command 4 ship, though it
plies oceans and waterways where the chance
of collision with another vessel is microscopic-
ally small, without similar training and ex-
aminations to determine. fitness and ability.
No man can" fly an airplane-though its
"highway" is the empty air, without provid-
ing absolute proof of,, his competence.
Yet any man can operate an automobile
down crowded streets and highways, where
the margin between safe passage and a pos-
sible. serious 'accident is a matter of inches,
regardless of how ill-fitted he may be to
drive safely.
That fact largely explains our gigantic mo-
tor vehicle accident toll. In some states no
examination of an. kind is required to ob-
tain a driving license. In others not even a
license is needed-the most ignorant and in-
competent can get behind the wheel and roar
away,. endangering everyone in his path. And
in most of those states where drivers' licens-
ing. systems have been established, the law is
'ually inadequate and prevents only the most
obviously incompetent from endangering the
public safety.
SWe will'never go far toward solving the
accident problem until every state takes the
steps necessary to make certain that no per-
son is given a license without providing
proof of reasonable capability and a thorough
knowledge of traffic regulations.
,Non-corfplian'ce with those regulations
should be summarily dealt with. Revocation
of license would have a salutary effect, un-
doubtedly.-St. Augustine Record.

Whatever you do, don't go crazy. Chatta-
hoochee is full up.-Key West Citizen.

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NEWS ITEM: Time High, and Still Going Up.
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ipts
So, By RUSSELL KAY"
the ,


(Editor's Note-Thia article by
Russell Kay will 'appear in' practic-
ally every newspaper In Florida..)
A Centur'r, ago St. Joseph'., oathe
"Gulf't.of Mexico,;. was onq of the
foremost cities in- iorlda The
first railroa ini the: South con-
nected, it with the outside world,
while shiiping of the world..dotked
in its great water terminal.
:' Most of the cotton, minerals, fa-
val stores and cattle of south
Georgia, Alabama .and northwest
Florida moved through this. port
Tourists and winter visitors flock-
'ed to its palatial hotels, thronged
its glistening beaches. Those seek-
ing employment made long and
tedious journeys to'work in its
mills, shops and warehouses.
This great prosperous city was
proud of her commerce and indus-
try, confident of her future, and
many believed she was destined to
become Floridas greatest metrop-
olis. Her growth and progress were
more rapid than that of the sister
cities of her day, Pensacola, Tal-
lahassee and St. Augustine.
Wealthy farmers, tradesmen and
mill owners built beautiful homes
along her broad streets, northern
capitalist developed her beaches
and sought to woo the tourists,
mostly well-to-do merchants and
plantation owners of the southeast,
by providing moaern hotels and
one of the finest, race tracks in
the nation. While definite figures
aye not available, it is believed
that the population of St. Joseph
in the year 1838 was between five
and ten thousand.
In December of that year a little
group of statesmen, representing
all sections of Florida, journeyed
to St. Joseph to attend the state's
first constitutional convention and
it was at this meeting that Flor-
ida's first state constitution was
adopted in January, 1839.
One can picture that great oc-
casion, certainly a glorious cele-
bration must have been staged,
for conventions, then as now, were
auspicious affairs. No doubt these
distinguished guests were wined
and dined and royally entertained
during the periods they were not
engaged in the serious business of
considering the problem of our first
constitution.
Shortly after that memorable
and historic event, death and de-
struction, swift and terrifying,
swooped down upon this gay and
growing community to all but wipe
it from the map and even from the.


, memory of man. With the grow-
ing: commerce that came in ships,
,came also2W, mighty pestilence, the
dreaded yellow fever. Mer .:-sic
unto death;, staggered ashore, to
street them came' swarmi ofit mos-
qulioes from nearby 'marsh and
lowlands, to buzz thro out the
city as winged mesaexeers of
do im ; -. ,., .
. Terror stricken cititna tied.for
their lives, desertng their homes,.
their businesses and their dead.
In a short Lime the population of
St., Josph had dwindled to but a
few hundred. Wheh the great epi-
demic had passed, a few stout
hearts; returned, still hoping :tnat
the stricken community would re-
gain its loss and again assume
leadership.
Then out of the south came an-
other great disaster. Grey clouds
swept over the shuddering skies.
to bring drenching torrential rains
and in their wake the mighty hur-
ricane. Striking the city In all its
fury, it made kindling wood of
docks and buildings, leaving little
but wreckage in its wake.
And so the hopes and dreams of
Florida's city of St. Joseph lay
buried beneath a mass of debris,
and those who might have re-
turned sought fortune elsewhere,
as there was nothing to return to,
and the few who remained follow-N
ing the storm, soon 'deserted the
place to seek more promising
fields. For many years St. Joseph
was but a hideous ghost towin.
Weeds took possession of its life-
less streets, the buzzard pCS-'bb-
cat, fox and field-mouse'frolicked
about its crumbling masonry.
But the state to which St. Josephb
gave its first constitution gre.P
into a great and mighty empire-
ind today, as we approach the
100th anniversary of that :-vent.
we find a reborn city on the site
of old St. Joseph that we now
know as Prot St. Joe. In the last
century man has conquered yellow'
'fever, he has learned to chart and
protect himself against the tropi
cal storm. Again the song of th
hammer and the saw are being
heard in. the old landmark. Modern-
business houses, residences and'
miblic b-ildings have arisen. 'A
great dock again beckons to for'
eign shipping, and mighty l"is'
and factories belch the smoke '
industry skyward. Where ancient
coach and ox-cart rumbled over
winding woods roads, now velvet..
smooth highways welcome the cai
and truck.
December 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this
year, all Florida will join in cel
rating the 100th anniversary of
the adoption of the state's first
constitution. and t34 celebration
(Continued nPagf 3)


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THA -STAR, PORT ST. 'JOk, FLORIDA


FRIDAVZ! NOVEMBER. 18'hdi


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," SEES ALL- THE STAFF
SEditor-in-Chief ......Edward Hufft
SKNOW ALL- Sports Editor and Assistant
P TELLS ALL- Editor-in-Chief.....Al Schneider
SSociety Editors ........ Martha
ABOUT HAPPENINGS Hinson and Dorothy Trawick
.1:_ T IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH Jokes...Dick Stepp, Paul Johnson
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and the committee wishes to an- to conduct the meeting according
nounce that a purse will be pro- to rules of the American Jockey
vided for one, should enough of club.
these obstinate creatures put in Anyone desiring further particu-
an appearance. lars should get in touch with Del
In all, $800 will' be given away Mahon, chairman of the race com.-
in cash purses for the three days, mittee, Port St. Joe, Fla.
December 7, 8 and 9, and a com- -
petetnt committee will be selected It pays to advertise-try'it!


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46 TO SETBACK

ARMISTICE DAY

Armistice Day Game With the
Bristol Bulldogs'; Next Game
Home Game With Mullets

The St. Joe Sharks suffered the
th defeat of the season last Fri-
._y afternoon before a .record
ome crowd when 'they met the
.ristol Bulldogs in. the big Armis-
ice Day game, the score being 46
0 in favor of- the, invaders.
,The .Sharks were in scoring
position .twice during 'the ..game
*ntc as the result of a brilliant
run of approximately 65 yards by
winston .Jones, and the second-
* 'ance came when. DIck Stepp,
midget end, carried a punt deep
into. Bulldog' territory:.. 'The Bull-
dog. machine was sparked by Bate-
t an and Revells, backs, and San-
rs and Shuler, linemen.
We would like the home falna- to
please- note the score"%f.:,the :first
game with Bristol,' 3 to 0.. It can
be seen that the. Sharks are Im-
proving rapidly. We ask that you
continue giving them your whole-
hearted support, -tor. this is the
first, time that any of the team
mipembers have played football.
The team' journeys' t'o Wewa-
:chka this' afternoon to. meet the
3wa sextet, ..The- next home
me will be on November 25,
hep the Carrabelle Mullets play
Sere.

LAST WEEK'S CHAPEL IN
CHARGE -OF 12TH GRADE

Arm:stice Day Is Motif Used In
Presenting Songs and Music

The chapel program last week
*as in change of the twelfth grade
whose homeroom teacher is Miss
McClellan. Armistice Day was the
general theme.
The program opened with a
blie reading by Betty Lewis, fo.-
lowed by the Lord's Prayer.
Winston Jones read an interest-
ing it'm concerning Armistice Day
and he brought out several good
ntL. about world peace. PrestonI
played a selection on his
; ir,, ~tEledi "Keep the Home
'ifrc Burning.' accompanied at
ie..pianro yv Mrs. Erie Hickey.
A# poem, "In Flanders' Fields,"
'.as' read by Annie Mae Boyett,
.which was followed by the entire
twelfth grade singing a number of
'p r ir 'on':. Which were popu-
j at the time the armistice was
d flared.
s an aiddd attraction, Mr. Mc-
ironl intoiuced to the audi-
a Mr. Hawell, who presented
ow in the auditorium, and he
S a free exhibition of his ani-
Sacts and teats of legerdemain,
ich were enjoyed by all.
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S WE WONDER
What Tuppy GiDson is going to
-1n6wf t(/Hack is leaving?
y., Baby, .Cr.).

THE OLD PATTLE
l:ad: "Where, does our son get
i" inhteoligenAe?" :'
Mother: "From you. I still have
e:"

KEEP IT SAFE
He: "I'll have you know my face
..- m f o r t u n e ."/e
e: "You sid-it. You should
it in'a ,' ult."


Achievement Day

Is Held At School

Many Visitors Look Over Displays
Arranged In Different
Rooms

Achievement Day was observed
yesterday at the school with grades
from the fifth through the 12th
taking part.
In the fifth grade room was a dis-
play of cotton and turpentine and
products derived from them, as
their unit of work recently had
been on these particular subjects.
In the' social science room the dis-
play consisted of antiques, old Con-
federate money, chInaware, silver,
guns, old railroad irons and other
items 'of historic interest.
The chemistry classes had on'
display pictures' and other articles
to show the importance of chem-
istry and the part it plays in our
everyday life. In the seventh- and
eighth grade rooms were scrap-
books and' displays of' flowers and
woodwork ..also Various 'types of
building 'materials. '
,i The homb economics class pre-
sented a. 'display of the culinary
art consisting of cakes, pies, bis-
cuits, muffins, cookies and -can-
'dies. Those winning places in this
exhibit- were: Biscuits,' Eugeniia
LeHardy, first; Margaret Coleman,
eoo-d,. Corn -meal muffins, Vir-
gie Mae Arnett, first; Edna Mc-
Cloud, second. Yeast muffins, Su-


TODAY'S CHAPEL

PROGRAM GIVEN

BY 11TH GRADE

Chili Con Carne Flavor Permeates
Interesting Chapel
Exercises

The following interesting chapel
program will be presented in the
auditorium today by the eleventh
grade, under the direction of Mr.
Cawthon:
El Salmo de David..Edward Hufft
Vestidos ..... Dorothy Trawick,
Margie Kirkland, Martha Hinson
Espanoles Importantes .......
................ ..... Opal Green
Diversiones .......... Dick Stepp
Adonde, Adonde-Trio ........
.... ........- Martha Hinson,
Dorothy Crockett, Opa; Green
Espana .......... David Maddox
America del Sur....Paul Johnson
Argentina ......... Mary. Guertin
Chille .......... Florence Faciene-
Mexico.. ....... Dorothy Crockett
El sol no se pone ......;...-...
.......... ....Hildur Sorrenson
Ramona-Duet .......... Martha
Hinson and Dorothy Crockett
Menu para la semana. de Thanks-
giving ............ Al Schneider
Buenos Noches Damas-Sextet.
Martha Hinson, Dorothy Crock-
ett, Opal Green, Dick Stepp,
Paul Johnson, Edward Hufftt

PURSES TOTALING $800


san Saunders, tirs t; Frances
Stagg, second; Bernice Schneider. (Continued from Page /)
third. Salads, Laverne Pippin, tee -to endeavor to stage a modern
first; Marjorie Costin, second. race meeting, nor will they permit
Pies; Sausan Saunders, first; Vir- professional horses to compete
.;nia Stoutameyer, second; Fay against animals use In general
Nell, third.; Elizabeth Coleman, commercial pursuits. It is main-
fourth. Candy ae roll, Selma tainted that the picturesque mount-
2ealey, first. Fudge, Julia Caw-ing of the affair will be more in
thorn, first; Margaret Willliams, keeping with the spirit of the oc-
'cond; Vilura Strauss, third. easio.
Cakes, Elsie Nichols, coconut, As for the race track itself, no
first ; Betty Lewis, sponge, first; pains have been spared to bring
nut bread, Betty Marks, first; the surface to a state of perfec-
Naomi Parker, angel food, first; tion. It is now in excellent shape
Elaine Gore, Lady Baltimore, first; and the footing, which is composed
Margaret Williams, pound, first; of natural soil, should be all to be
Wary Guertin, devil's food, first, desired for the running events. A
Leila Smith, second; chocolate force of men is now engaged in
layer, Edna McCloud, first, Paul- completing the inner and outer
'ne Smith, second and Gwendolyn rails as well as other finishing
Spencer. third, touches to the course itself and
The 4-H club girls also had a work will be started shortly on the
display of their work, but none grandstand and stables.
was judged, as Mrs. J. Whitfield, A well diversified program has
,leader, will carry their work to been arranged, with special atten-
Wewahitchka to be placed on dis- tion given to the distribution of
play there tomorrow to be judged purses on an :eqrutatle basis.
with work of other 4-H girls of the There will be a race for every
county. kind of horse (professional ex-
A large number or visitors cepted). The shortest race will be
viewed the; Achievement'Day dis- ai quarter mile and the longest
-lays and all were asked to sign three-quarters of a mile.
the guest book. Hot coffee, choco- Five races are scneluled for the
late and cookies were served by first day, December '. There will
the home. economics girls. be no entrance fee charged and a
record number of contestants are
THE SILENT TEACHER expected.
I will read and study, for some The second day's program con-
day.my chance will come. sits of four races and the feature'
A place 'for everything, and will be the "Centennial Stakes,"
Everything in its place. a special race with a purse of
Better to wear out than to, rust $150. This contest should bring to-
out. gether all winners of the previous
The grouch never-ceases knock- day and furnish one of the high.
-. The pusher keeps hammering lights of the entire meet.
away. Not forgetting the poor fellow
-Iiisn't'the whistle that pulls who might have a horse that can
run like lightning at home, but it
the train, strange surroundings may prove a
Keep your temper-nobody else failure, the committee has pro-
wants Tt. vided a race on each of the last
Leisure is the time for doing two days. for horses which have
something useful. ,ot won ,a race and for those
If you have an hour 'o spare, -hich have not even been in the
don't spend' it with someone who -onev on any previous start.
hasn't. Everybody likes a mule race,


Florida's Constitution

was drawn up at Old St. Joseph

in December, 1838

SReserve your copies now of The Star's Cen--
tennial Edition, to be issued December 2 in
commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of
the signing of Florida's first Constitution at
old St Joseph in 1838. This issue will be
filled with interesting stories of the old city-and.
the state as a whole and will be an interesting .:
souvenirof the Centennial Celebration.
Price will be 10 cents per copy, mailed anywhere
in the United States in a special wrapper.

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P A ..I.X. .T.H .. S. T -, FLO D 8I .,.. ^ -.


B-ANI CONCERT

SUNDAY IN PARK

Band Boosters Club To Meet Next
Monday To Consider Purchas-
ing Uniforms For Band

The high school band will pre-
sent a concert in thel park Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock sharp and
the list of selections promises to
offer music to suit every taste.
The band has been practicing
new selections for use during the
Centennial Celebration here next
month, and as our band is to be
the host bahd for the fete, it will
be well for everyone who can pes-
sibly do so to be present at this
recital and give encouragement to
the youngsters.
A movement has been started by
the chairman of the band commit-
tee of the chamber of commerce
for the purchase of new uniforms
for the band at once, to be used
when the city takes on its gala
clothes for the great state cele-
bration. All those interested in as-
sisting in any way in carrying on
this work is urged to attend the
meeting of the Band Boosters club
which has been called for next
Monday evening at 8 o'clock in the
new school auditorium. No matter
whether you have been. present at
any of these meetings before or
not, you are requested to join and
help make .iur band the best out-;
fit in thejytate..
Progra~,lfqr Sunday's concert
follows:
*Activity" .............. March
;"Indian Boy" ...-...... Fox Trot
"Idle Fancy" ........... Serenade
"Normal" ............... March
'"4Marche Mllltaire" ......;. March
'Military Escort" ........ March
"Prayer to a Virgin" ... Selection
"Safety .................... March
i'Over the Alps".... Concert Waltz
,"M-ster Joe" .......... Two-Step
,'Playmates" ............ Duet
-"Hear the Trumpet Call"..March
'Muitual"' .................. Maich

PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY

iC' ntinued from Page 1)
in the state, with -the possible ex-
-ception of the Gasparilla Festival
-at Tampa.. Ini 'ne particular, how-
ever, the' Centennial parade- will
be more spectacular. It will be
made 'at night, with each float
b.ri l~Jntlj illuminated, and will be
reviewed. '
A script 'hs t'been written around
the floats. and this will be broad-
cast over WCOA, Pensacola, by
remote control. A competent an-
nouncer has bden engaged and the
presentation over the air and
through amplifiers to the thou-
sands expected:to be- on:the Cen-
tennial grounds that night, thru a
carefully- selecteO public address
system, 'will be as dramatic as it
is possible to 'make it.
Through tlfe courtesy of the
powers that be in the United
States navy, .a number of naval
-vessels, including -several coast
guard cutters, will be in the har-
bor during Centennial. week. In
addition, the yacht clubs of Pan-
ama City, St. Andrews, Pensacola,
Apalachicola and St. Marks, prom-
ise to have a number of craft on
the bay to keep .the naval vessels
from becoming lonesome. Plans
hae been formed. too, for a series
of sailing races for cups during
Centennial week.
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F1RST CARGO OF LUMBER,
The SS Jean of the Bull Line
arrived in port Tuesday and sailed
Wednesday with a cargo of 1500
tons of paper from the St. Joe. Pa-
per company and a cargo of about
four carloads of lumber. This is
the first shipment of lumber 'to be
made from the 'niew: dock.
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SMALL ROOF BLAZE
For the umpteenth time the firie
department was called out Monday
to extinguish a small blaze on the'
TOOf of "ihe 1Poft' Iri'i. Ne serious:
damage 'rulte'd.:


CENTENNIAL'1iI`i 1G
IS GOING UP RAPIDLY

Trees and Grass: In' Park Area
Will Make Beautiful Setting

Under the combined efforts of
an enlarged crew of workmen,
construction of -te Centennial
building is going on rapidly. The
walls are going up fast, the west
wall being completed, the window
frames are in place and the roof
is being laid. From present indi-
cations there should be no fear of
the structure not being far enough
along to be used for the big cele-
bration. .

The grass is growing nicely in
the park areas and the palm trees
transplanted to line the driveways
apparently have all taken root,
creating a beautiful setting for
the building.
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ARMISTICE DAY

(Continued from Page 1)
'06th Engineers, Gulf County Post
of the American Legion, the new
Ford cars from the St. Joe Motor
company and cars of Individuals.
Right after the parade everyone
adjourned to the park where a big
free fish fry was ready and where
public speaking was held at the
band stand. T. M. Schneider, com-
mander of the local Legion post,
'acted as master of ceremonies and
Introduced the speakers.
Col. Coombs was the principal
speaker of the day and dwelt upon
the necessity for national defense.
He quoted the late William Jen-
nings Bryan as saying that "a mil-
ope men would spring to arms
overnight in' defense c oft. their.
country" In case of war, but he
pointed', out' that, 'as In the case of
past wars, these men would be
untrained and ill-equipped and
that casualties would .be enormous
due to this lack of training.
"The only security against war
is a strong army, inavy and air
force," said 9Co. Coomnbs. "Our. n-
tegrity and honor can only be pre-
served through our ability and
readiness to fight. With the pres-
ent set-up oof'nations we must be
prepared to protect not only our
trade channels, but our coastlines
and even our inland cities from
possible enemy attacks.
"We must have the trained men
and modern. armaments and the
national pride and willingness to
keep our nation the great de-
mocracy that it is today, and the
only way we can do this is to be
prepared at all times."
Past State Commander of the
American ~egion. A. D. ,Pop" Har-
kins of Greenwood was scheduled
to deliver an address, but arrived
in the city too late, giving as his
alibi the fact that we have east-
ern standard time, whereas he
conducts his life by central stan--
dard time.
Following activities at the park,
everyone adjourned to the ball-
park where the. Port St. Joe high
shool. and the Bristol high school
.football teams put on a fast game,
the local boys losing to their oppon-
ents by a score of 46 to 0.
The day was climaxed by a;
-rrnd ball at Van's Recreation
Club which was attended by an
enormous crowd who danced un-
til the small hours' of the morn-
ing to the music of an orchestra
from the Ambassador club at Pan-
ama City.
As Captain Henry pf Showboat
fame would say: "This is only the
heginni.n., folks, ONLY the begin-
ning!" Next year the Legion post
plans on a much better and bigger
Armistice Day celebration.
TWO I ----E
TWO INDICTED

A Jackson-:;county 'grand jury
Monday indicted Ralph Wester,
30, of Grand Ridge, and Woodrow
Wester, 25 of Bay 'county tor first
degree murder fli the slaying of
W. W. Wester last June 21.
Both defendants are relatives of
the; slain man'i; a naval sfto.es s'oper-
ator" and former state legislator.
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nr :ie U n ~ FORMER RESIDENT ANNUAL MILITARYY BA
re g OF THIS CITY DIES Thb. annual military ball giVe
b. Co "E" 0l:trn Engineers, FI
seer hmida National iuard,-Wbich .:tC.u
From Carrabelle Thum M. Tru, 5.. secretary iaond at Aiacdhichla ":
of the Southern Cypress Manufac- salond a A -alachic ola,-' fi
...turers' association, died-'fn adk- h-j e Wednesday night n
New Half-Miillion Dollar Harbor ;onville sunday n:ght after a nel-rhboring city. This will be
At Neighboring City Now .short illness. invitational affair, and any me
SRedy For Use Mr. True was general freight ber of Gulf County Post Ameri
---- ent at this city for the Apalachi- Legion desiring to attend this
The first channel link of Carra- cola Northern railroad before go- falr is requested to lea' tth
belle's new half-million dollar har- to Savannah, Ga., where he name with A. M. Nlitchf. s'
bor is completed, and the 275-foot was engaged in the lumber busi- Officer of the post, who M
hopper dredge, Benynard. 4a govT ness for several years before mov- found at the office of the St. Jo
ernment-owned craft which carried inr to Jacksonville in 1927. Gas company, and he will send 1
on the dredging work under Cap- Deceased is survived by his their names to receive invitations
tain Jack Fernandez, entered St. widow,- Mrs. Ann Todd True. There will be no admission charge
Joseph's Bay late Tuesday and be-. ----.- -
gan dredging ,out the channel here. LEGION POST MEETS '
But a short work schedule will MONDAY EVENING Services Offered
be carried on here before the MOND ELECTRC WIt
ELECTRIC WIRING--In all It-
Benyuard will be taken to Mobile Gulf County Post No.' 116, Am- branches, reasonable. Fixtures
to enter dry dock. erilan Legion, will meet Monday and Fans. Repairs
The Benyuard, since last July 25, night at 8 o'clock in"the Legion HENDER N
excavated a seven-mile route 150 hut, and Commander T. M. Schnei- HENDERSON ELECTRIC
feet wide and 25 feet deep from de' urges a good turnout, as many COMPANY Port St. Joe
the river mouth to the Gulf, on important matters are ., be di.s Home Office. Apalachicol. Box 312
the job at Carrabele, lifting cussed, including the part the post
approximately 2000 cubic yards will take in the Centennial Cele i,
of material every 24 hours and bration in December.
carrying it out into the Gulf where
it was dumped away from shipping LIBERTY FARMERS TO
lanes. Over the bar between Dog SET OUT 50,000 :EE6LING
and St..Geoige Islands a depth of TREES CO-OPERATIVELY'
29 feet was cleared by the dredge.
The top of the channel on the bay Liberty county farmers plan to
floor is 200 feet wide and slopes set out 50,000 pine seedlings. co-
downward to a 150-foot width at operatively this winter'. County T RK Y N T F
the bottom. d Agent F. D. Yaun ha. completed
The river channel, with a dupli- arrangements for -securing :t-e .
cate width arid depth, is now being seedlings from the state- forest
cleared by a pipe-line dredge. service, and they will be. trans-
The ton Intends to construct a pprted from Olustee to Bristol by.-
ot00-foot dock with modern ware- truc .......
houses in anticipation of the A crew of 12 men, t6. w~ik in-
trade which is expected to develop twos, is being trained to. s~tt'the
with dredging of the channel. ttees, and will set the entire ship."
Snt in about a -We.ek. Yaun be-
FRT LOCOMOTIVE eves that proper setting will, re- ) '
,-...... --- .ult ih higher percentage o -' ."
(Continued from Page 1) seedlHgsa which .ivte,.
the three locomotives used on this ':
early railroad. was broughtto;the: MACAW STARTS SOLO FLIG T
city by H..Maddox of Archer, Fla,. "Smoky," Kyaclithine aEE TURKmEY
through .he efforts of B. A. Prid- who is being trained to say "Come R U
geon, which is reproduced on this t6 'lorida" at the New York OUR THANKSGIVING
page, and a replica, to be full slze, World's Fair, took off fronim De-
is now being built by Mr. Maddoi Land i'uesday in the direction of "TREAT FOR YOU
in his' machine shop at Archer for the Marine Studios at St. A. gu- '
showing at the Centennial Celebra- ine where his confrere, the only TUESDAY, NOV. 22
tion here next month. Following -ether specimen in the state, re-e
.the celebration the locomotive, will sides. Captivity had weakened his -- On the creen
be made a permanent exhibit in wings, however, ane 'he was forced
the Centennial building in Monu- to landl in the highest tree top in \ j.0 i o
ment Park. i, eIand, from which he 'wai res- .i l UF"
One wonders why the early rail- cued 'with difficulty. 115 ~E
roads included one in the sparsely ------- \ig
settled Florida territory, but when HOUSES DEMOLISHED FOR i: s
the names and birthplaces on the STREET WIDENING PROJECT
tombstones in the old) cemetery Work of demolishing two houses
east of Port St. Joe are considered, and the moving of one residence
it is apparent that the people who on- Fifth street is proceeding in
settled here were mainly from the preparation for widening of this ,,... -.au' .
North, where the age of rails and street from its intersection with M
steam had already begun. News Musi.ca Comedy
S Monument avenue to the eastern
The logging railroad now being oity limits.
built by the St. Joe Lumber and c t l --t
Export company follows the old "-- ...- --------- --- ,r .- -
grade of the ancient railroad, and
workmen from time to time dig up
ties used on that line. .'

A. H. Cook from the dredge t T ter, : S
Blackwater, stationed at Butler's. A
Ferry, was in the city last Friday .
to participate in the Armistice '
Day festivities... S


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