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DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
eAt growing little city. In T
the beart of the pine belt.
The Star-Florida's fateit' grow.
Ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuiliding of
the City of Port St Joe.
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, DECEMBER 7-10, 1938
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9; 1938 NUMBER 8
GAS TAX SUIT
MAY MEAN CASH
TO GULF COUNTY
'EIGHT COUNTIES OPEN FIGHT
TO EXTEND BOUNDARIES
NINE MILES INTO GULF
Gulf county, together with seven
other Gulf Coast counties, started
a supreme court suit Monday to
have nine miles of open seas
added to their area in order to se-
cure more money from the state
gasoline tax fund. Other counties
named in a mandamus action filed
by Harry H. Wells and B. K. Rob-
efts, Tallahassee attorneys, against
Comptroller J. M. Lee, are Frank-
lin, Wakulla, Taylor, Citrus, Mon-
roe, Pasco and Dixie. The' court
directed Lee to answer on Dec. 20.
The representatives of the eight
counties presented the state con-
stitution, which locates the' boun-
dary of Florida. on the Gulf side
as being three marine leagues
from land. They said a commis-
sion which fixed areas in determin-
:ing.amounts due couiLties from the
state for building roads did not in-
clude this water and their areas,
and..therefore they have not re-
ceived .their. proper share.
If the counties ,wnm their. fight,
they will receive approximately
$500,000, with proportionate, deduc-
tions made in amounts' now ;being
paid to other-counties, Adding the
area would increase .Gul county's'
share -by $63,720. Other counties
which might receive considerable
amounts inoude Franklin, $156,.
511; Bay, $81,339; Citrus, $32,963;
Collier, $54,571; Dixie, $58,449;
Escambia, $134,937;,I Hernando,
$30,421; Lee, $73,220; Levy, $73,-
957; Manatee, .$13,493; Monroe,
$80,190; Pasco, $22,461; Pinellas,
$79,579; Sarasota, $69,095; Taylor,-
$74,928; Wakulla, $23,513 and Wal-
ton, $32,171. This would bring the
total past the mlilon dollar mark
if all counties join in the suit.
A 1931 law requiring the state
to repay counties ror state roads
they built provided for revenues
from three cents of the seven-cent
per gallon gasoline tax to be
returned to the counties on three
points: (1) On the proportionthat
a county's area bears to the total
'-state area, (2) on the proportion
of its population, and (3) on the
Proportion of its expenditures for
roads turned over to the state.
The commission which fixed
county areas, it is said, figured
the Gulf Coast counties on ahbasis
of land, and did not Include three
marine leagues at sea (equal to
nine miles) provided in the con-
Spinning Wheel and Loom Being
Operated In Centennial Bdilding
A demonstration of spinning and.
weaving as carried on by the Pen-
sacola weaving project of the wom-
ei's and professional division of
the Florida WPA, is an interesting
feature of the WPA exhibit in the
Centennial building during 'the
A spinning wheel and loom, with
two operators, have. been brought
here from Pensacola to demon-
strate how: cloth -was made 100
years ago -when old St. Joseph was
at the height of her glory.
Samples 'of vegetable dyes de-
veloped by the project from
plants and trees, are also shown
In the exhibit.
TO SPEAK TODAY
Colin English, State Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction, who
is scheduled to speak before the
session of the Mid-West Florida
Education Association- today.
E. C Lewis To Head
Will Be In Charge of Celebration
Of President's Birthday To
Raise Funds for Victims
E. Clay Lewis.- attocey,-of oPort
St. Joe, has been named Gulf
county chairman of the "Fight In-
fantile Paralysis" canlpaign, ac-
cording to word received yester-
day from W. T. Edwards of Jack-
sonville, state chairman of the
committee for the president's
Lewis will be in charge of the
Birthday Ball, funds from which
will be used to aid infantile par-
alysis victims. Fifty per cent of
the money raised will remain in
Gulf county, to bu turned over to
a permanent chapter which is to
be organized,\and the other half
will be used in the national cam-
paign against the read disease.
"We are particularly 'happy to
have Mr. Lewis as Gulf. county
chairman," Mr. Edwards .ald, in
making his announcement of the
appointment. '"We know Ibat the
people of Gulf county will mobil-
ize in this drive and take a con-
spicuous part in the state-wide
campaign against infantile paraly-
DIORAMAS ON DISPLAY
ARE VERY INTERESTING
Include Typical Scenes Throughout
State; To Be Shown At N. Y.,
The dioramas which form a
part of the Florida National Ex-
hibits' display in the Centennial
building are creating a great deal
of interest, and are typical scenes,
throughout the state. These will
makeup a part of the exhibit at
the World's Fair in New York next
They are the Florida State Col-
lege for Women, the Overseas
highway, a Florida lumber mill,
Miami'Beach, Palatka Ravine Gar-
dens, Wakulla Springs,: Suwannee
'river a strawberry field, the Gulf
Coast highway and a commercial
NEW PHAR CIST
L. L. McKay, registered phar-
macist, of Rockingham, N. C., is
now. connected with LeHardy's
Here Is Open
U.S.S. Destroyer Schenck Arrives
In Port Tuesday For Duration
Of Centennial Celebration
The U.S.S. Schenck, a 1200-ton
destroyer, arrived in port Tuesday
afternoon to represent the United
States navy at the celebration of
the centennial of the adoption of
Florida's first state constitution,
and is moored at the municipal
dock on the waterfront.
Immediately upon its arrival,
the vessel was boarded by a com-
mittee of Port St. soe citizens to
pay their respects to Lieutenant
Edward S. Pearce, commander of
the vessel, and his fellow officers,
Lieut. S. M. Bailey, executive of-
ficer; Lieut. C; K. 'Duncan, engi-
neer officer; Lieut. J: J. Baranow-
ski, gunnery officer; Ensign D. E.
Willman, communication officer,
and Lieut, James E. Bullock, dis-
bursing officer, and to welcome.
them to the city.
The usual ceremonial visits by
the commanding officer and aides
upon Mayor J. L. Sharit and of the
mayor upon the commanding offi-
cer on board the vessel followed
'the visit of the citizens' commit-
tee with their mission .of welcome,
A dinner was given.. the visiting
navatl..ffiqers. and officials _ahd'
bther citizens of Port St. Joe at
the-Port Inn Tuesday night under
the* auspices of the American Le-
From Lieut. E. S. Pearce, com-
manding officer of the Schenck,
it was learned that during the
stay of the vessel at Port St. Joe
it would be open to general visit-
ing from 9 a. m. until noon and
from 1 p. m. until- 5 p. m.. today
and tomorrow. Approximately 3000
visitors already have looked over
Lieut. Pearce also announced
that the vessel and her officers
and crew of 65 enlisted men were
prepared to assist in whatever
way possible in making the cele-
bration a success. The first pub-
lic appearance on land was in the
parade which preceded the flag-
raising ceremony at the Centennial
grounds Wednesday morning.
MRS. PEPPER HERE
SMrs. J. W. Pepper of Tallahas-
see, mother of Senator Claude
Pepper participated in the open-
ing festivities of the Centennial
FOR THE BEST
IN CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Star has on hand a '
limited number of boxes of
high grade Chrsitmas cards,
21 to a box, assorted, which
ordinarily retail at five and
ten cents. ; You may
secure these, with your name
printed on them, for $1.90 per
box .. -. with delivery
from two to six hours after
order is placed.
In addition, we have sev-
aral' similar 21-c=d box as-
sortments which come' with
gold 'ink with which you can
place yopr siJgnature on the
cards in raised letter .
These are $1.00 per box,
Remember, our supply s
Two Days of Centennial
Celebration Attended By
Visitors and Notables
Flag Raising Ceremony By American Legion at Centennial
Building Opens Four-Day Festival Marking 100th Anni-
versary of the Signing of Florida's First Constitution At
Old St. Joseph; Claude Pepper Makes Opening Address.
The opening exercises of the Centennial Celebration mark-
ing the 100th anniversary of the drawing up of Florida's first
state constitution at old St. Joseph in 1838, were colorful as
well as interesting. They began Wednesday morning with
a parade from the downtown area to the Centennial grounds,
led by the Port St. Joe high school band, in which units rep-
resenting the Florida National Guard, the United States navy
with a detachment from the U.S.S. Schenck, the American
Legion, various civic bodies and a cavalcade to which the rac-
ing stables at'the --ce track contributed 30 spirited horses
and.their riders. --- ",
Upon arriving at the Centennial.building the guard and navy
units paraded in front of the great outdoor stage and came to
attention facing the structure. A delegation from Gulf County
Post, American Legion; under the directions of which na-
tional and state flags were to be flown over the building with
proper ceremony, took their places, a bugler sounded "To the
Colors." The flags were pulled to-place at the top of, heir re-
spective staffs. Asquad of national guardsmen fired a salute.
S.tThe band broke into "The
SPEAK I.TOMO OW. Star Spangled Banney" and
t 'he new Centenra building
L stood dedicated to service of
George Couper Gibbs, State At-
torney General, who will speak
tomorrow, Constitution Day, at
the Centennial -grounds.
TO FLY OVER
Two. Seaplanes From- Naval Air
Station At Pensacola Will
Be In Air Here
Captain Aubrey W. Fitch, U. S.
N., commandant of the U. S. Na-
val Air Station at Pensacola, has
notified Chairman J. L. Sharit of
the Centennial commission that
two planes on a navigation train-
ing flight wi'l fly over Port St.
Joe and the Centennial grounds at
1 o'clock this afternoon.
The flight will be., composed of
two large patrol seaplanes which'
will coruct flight operations in
the vicinity of the. city until 1:15.
This flight will glie an opportunity
to visitors, who perhaps have
never sleen saplanes in operation.
state and nation.
Following the flag-raising cere-
mony, Senator J. L. Sharit, as
general chairman of the Centen-
nial commission and as mayor of
the city of Port St. Joe. called the
meeting to order for the oratorical
section of the day's program. Mr.
Sharit, in hi opening remarks,
said, in part:
"We are gathered here today to
participate in the opening aere-
mony of a four-day celebration of
one of the most momentous events
in the history of Florida-the
adoption of the state's first con-
stitution, in accordance with the
terms of which. seven years later,
Florida became a state of the
American Union, and a particu-
larly bright star in the galaxy of
stars representing our great repub-
"We are standing on what I
might term holy ground, at least
on ground consecrated by the ef-
forts of the wise men who gath-
ered here 100 years ago this week
to. frm the organic law under
which we, as loyal Floridians, still
Ceremony Is Symbolic
"You have just witnessed what
I might .term a ceremony of dedi-
cation-a dual ceremony of dedi-
cation-the raising of the flag of
our nation and the raising of ,he
flag 'of'our state 'over the front
of this building. symbolic of the
desire 'on the part of thode me-
sponsible for that bui to
serve both state and n .
.well, at times, that me and wom-
en who pride themselves that they
are citizens of the gr test repub-
lic and the greatest d ~mcracy on
the face of the earth, t. take styck
of themselves-I might say tq qe-
dedicate themselves. iThis,/per-
hiaps, is one of those dccasions.lt
is an occasion when w4 should re-
flect upon our beginnings in
order that we may thorpugy un-
derstand the plans our e ic., fore-
(Ct24tiped on Pa
PAG T, -TE AR, .'TS.JE LRD RIADCEBR9 98
LANETA' Vki, Ediitor
LOTTIE MOON GIRLS' MOONBEAM GIRLS MEET:
AUXILIARY MEETS WITH DOROTHY COSTING
Mary Helen and Carolyn Gang- The Moonbeam Circle of the
nelux were hostesses to the Lot- Girls' Auxiliary, of 'the Baptist
tie Moon Junior Girls' Auxiliary of church met W6ednesday afternoon
the Baptist church Wednesday af- at the home of Dorothy Costin
ternoon at the home of their par- with Mrs. L. R. Holliday, councel-
ents on Hunter's Circle. Hazel Ca- lor, presiding.
son was in charge of the program. The devotional, led by Mrs. Hol-
The meeting opened with the liday, was" followed with prayer by
allegiance and watchword followed Mrs. E. C. Cason. After the regular
by the G. A. hymn. Prayer was by business of the meeting was dis-
Mrs. J. O. Baggett. Devotional, 'pensed with, 'the Christmas. tree
"The Great Command," taken party for the circle was planned
from Matthew 28;19-20, was led by to be held at the home of Janell
Carolyn Baggett. A talk on "Fifty Pridgeon. Mrs. Holiday talked to
Years Ago" was given by Mary the girls of their work planned
Helen Gangneiux and Mrs. Cason for them by the manual. The
gave "Fifty Years from Now." A meeting was dismissed by Mrs.
reading. "The Golden Jubilee," Holliday.
was given by Mrs. Baggett. De- The hosttess served Ice cream
cember was spelled by verses and cookies to her guests.
given by eight members of the aux- r Q
iliary, after which a poem. "Offer- BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
ing," was given by Hazel Cason. MEETING MONDAY
The' meeting .was dismissed by The circles of the Woman's Mis-
Mrs. Cason. sionary society of the Baptist
Following the session, the hos- church held' a oint meeting at
tesses served hot chocolate. cake the church Monday afternoon for
and cookies. The meeting next their regular business session and
Wednesday will be with Wanda to make plans for their Christmas
Mae Spencer. party. Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, presi-
SOCIETY IN MEETING
The circles of the Methodist
Missionary society held their regu*
lar study meeting Monday after-
noon at the churn with Mrs. Roy
Gibson presiding. Following the
regular business or the meeting,
the mission study book was com-
pleted and final pans made for
the Centennial Celebration. The
meeting was dismissed by the
Miss Margaret Belin of Panama
City is the guest this week of the
Misses Emeline and Martha Belin
and Jake Belin.
Mrs. Viola Wim-oerly of Blounts-
town attended the Centennial' Cele-
bration here Wednesday.
Harold Smith and Joe Mills of
Dothan are attending the Centen-
nial this week. While in the city
they are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davls.
Roselle "Mickey" Stone, student
at the University of Florida. is the
guest this week of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone.
Miss Julia O'Quinn and Mrs.
Helen Allen and daughter spent
the week-end in Gorcon, Ala. Miss
Mattie Owens accompanied them
home to spend the week here.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Whitfield and
family of Wawahitchka were in
the city Wednesday taking in the
Jt.. t -fL.
Miss Louise Solman, Miss Lil-
lian Thompson, Mrs. Chas. Parker
and Mrs; Leroy Gainous and little
.son, Leroy, Jr., were shopping, in
Panama City Monday.
/ Mr. and Mrs. John McDonough
ard-family moved to this city last
Thursday from Pensaocla'..
Pref. .D; G. McPherson spent
last Friday-in Tallahassee on busi-
Miss Dbrothy Williams and
mother anli Mrs. Buck Norton of
Wewathithka were visiting in the
\, .. r *& -
Sheriff Eyrd Parker and family
o' Wewahitchka spent Sunday in
Port, St. Joe.as the guests of Mrs.
A- ;, ,t ...
Mrs. M ..B.. Smith of. Dothan,
AIa.,"a ed Tuesday to spend the
week ii the city and attend, the
The devotional, )ed by Mrs. Bag-
gett, was taken from tne Book of
.Luke. Reports of various commit-
tees were given, after which the
Standard of Excellence was pre-
sented to the society. The meeting
was then dismissed by repeating
The following students' made suf-
ficiently high grade to be placed
' ./ ;: ,..;!? ," .
VIS IT OR S
AT THE CENTENNIAL
. The following out-of-town visi-
tors signed the registration book
at the Centennial building Wednes-
day and Thursday:
Panama City-Leslie Smith, W.
W. Wallace, Maurice Menck. H. T.
Sorenson, J. M. Richardson, Mrs.
M. Russell,, Mr, and Mrs. Fred
Morfon, S. F. Morgan, Margaret
iBelln, F. W. Hoskins, Mr. and Mrs.
D. A. Ewing, Nat A. Holman, Mrs.
J. J. Perritt, K. L. Whittle, J. L.
Sconiers, C. H. Byrd, Susie H.
Apalachicola-Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Thompson, Marguerite Gibson,
Florie Burke, Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Holland, Mrs. B. D. Morris, Flor-
ence Morris, Mrs. H,.Brown, Mrs.
Mamie Terry, Mrs. Vivian Johns-
ton, Mrs. Wyatt Hale, Mrs. George
Suber, Mrs. Dave Brown, Billy Rus-
sell, Mrs. A. E. Hinckley, Miss An-
nie M. Thagard. S. E. Rlce, Mrs.
Annie Myers, Bobby Dunne, Mrs.
Curtis Lee, Mrs. J. W. Pace, Mrs.
!Gaston Pace, C. L. Fain. Laurice
IHouseman, Mrs. Ferrell Allen,
Mrs. Frank Sharit, Mrs. Joe R.
Taylor, Mrs. Donald Totman. Mrs.
1W. 0. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs.
iDwight Marshall, Mrs. Chkas. Rob-
bins, Thomas Massey, L. D. Wal-
.ton, James Estes, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Messina, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Anderson, Mrs. M. Roccoo, Mary
Madelinci Nedley, 4. F. Brown,
Mrs. Mary LaGallee. Mrs. Doyle.
upon the rort .t. Joe school honor Blountstown-Mrs. D. S. Brant- town band.
ro-i for this p-eriod:
A--Merita Sutton, Bobby Lou ley, Mrs. H. Peak, J. P. Hayer,
McPhedron, Waring Murdock. La- Ethel ridges, Violet Trammell. Mrs. Adele Owens of Pensa.'ol:
mar Gaflin. Kathleen Norton, Jul- Tallahassee-H. E. Whitehead, is in the city the four days of thb
wen Fillingi iobby Wneaitlford Edwin G. Thurlew, R. A. Gray, Mr. Centennial" Celebration. She is di.
Merea Johnson. and Mrs. G. W. Britt, Roy W. trict supervisor ot the WPA stew
1B-Freddy Garner, Billy'Parier Chapman, Armstedd Prows, Rivers ing rooms and is. in charge or the
and Gloria White. Buford, Mrs. W. S. McLin, Mrs. sewing room exhibit in the Cen
.A-Z-rI'. S. Carver. Alex, Ftllin-
gim, HBary Kaupp,Archie Nations, H. W. Stokes, R. L. Dowling, W. tennial building.
To my .Owens, Howell Roberts, F. Canova, Wayne Howell, D. W. *
Charges 'Smith, Joe Wells, Sara Finley, Mr..and Mrs. W. B. Cove, Mrs. W. B. Shores of Cotrondalh
Brinson, Peggy Hardy, Juanita W. V. Knott, Nathan Mayo, Mrs. arrived, Wednesday in Port St. Joe
Maddox, Midred Mcehlullin, Doris
Thursby, Dor othy Minus.' Lewis M. Lively, Emily Stephens to attend the Centennial festivi
3B-Wilna: Wooden. Margaret Lively, Mrsv A. P. Washington, R. ties. While in the city she will be
Mincey, Betty Ji.ne Thurman. H.. Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H
A--ValJean Simmons, Ernest Allen, Mrs. Armstead Browne. Howell.
Smith, Jewel McMuflin, .iMartha
Brinson. Wewahitchka-Dave Gaskin, J.
6th Grade-Charles M1cLeed, Ju- K. Pridgeon, Jesse Gaskin, George Hiram Sperry of Panama Cit'
nior Parker, Otho Powell, Mary Gaskin, Jr., Sam Patrick, Mrs. J. was in Pot St. soe Wednuesday
Helen Gangneiux, Margaret Har-
rison, Alm a Jean Hinson. E. Pridgeon, Mrs. Emily Pridgeon, attending the ,entennia;.
2A-James Chatham, Kathryn Mrs. John Jones, W. R. Connell, -
Horton, Myrtle Rhames, Bennie R. Alton Dendy, C. H. Collins,
Thompson, Joyce Sandford, Mil- Mrs. L. L. Lanier, Vera B. Cathis,
dred Whitaker, Betty Wright, 'Mrs. G. D. Campbell, Mrs. J. R.'
Romona Childs. 'Hunter, Mrs. M. L. Fuller and chil-
S2B Eugene Chism, Dolores dren, Mrs. Charles Murray, Mrs.
Brandon; Lavana Forehand. C. R. Brock, Wm. H. Linton.
4A-Jerry Sowers, Luther Car- Vernon-Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
den, Dudley Powell, John Sealey, Moody.
Tommy Hull, Wade Barrier, Fran- Frink-Mrs. P. M. McFarland, .. .
cis Burgess, Sara Jo Costin, Betty Mrs. Pearl McFarland, Clara Mae '
McPhaul, Mozelle Thompson. McFarland, Eunice McFarland. E.. ese. ,:e
4B-Benamin Collier,.Edna Har- F. McFarland, Frances McClellan. B
rison, James Maddox, LavelaFore- DeFuniak Springs D. Stuart _oi.w Hu AM LT01 910o
hand, Sarah Henry. Gillis, W. P. Thompson. O. M.
5B-Wanda Mae Spencer. Thompson. This year we urgeyou to seect
a & C .Madison-Mrs. G. S. McGehee. your Hamilton early. A small
Mrs. A. M. :Mitchell; returned Carrabelle-A. J. Reddick, Mrs. depoic will hold it'iilChristmas.
Thursday of last week from a ten Rubye Hall.
days' visit in Paducah, Ky., and Millvile-Candis Fountain, Miss
Metropolis, Ill. Mittie Higgs, Mrs. J. E. Caswell. : T'
Tamua-John Vinis, C. J. Warkess. ,
County School Superintendent C. Bob Hancock, Doyle E. Carlton. i. Ti
L. Costin was in the city Tuesday Marianna-Mrs. Hicey Cook. .
from Wewahitchka on business. Altha--Thelma McNeill.
: Inverness--Mrs. H .L. Ezell, Mr.
:Miss Marilyn Soloman and Miss and Mrs, H. L..' Ells.'
Margaret Bennett, students at F. Chipley-LGracie P. 'Gorman.
S; C. W., will arrived today to Jacksonville-John Allen, Mrs.
spend the week-end in Port St. Mary. C. Cook, Jean 0 :Mitchell,
To. as the guests of Miss Louise H.. P. Hermans, Jr., W. McL.
Soloman. Christie, Mrs. Nathan Jones.
.. DeLand-Foster L. Barnes.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Earl Pridgeon of Gainesville-M. E. Sanders, H.
Wewahitchka attended the 6pen- C. Weathers,. W. J. Brennings.
ing ceremonies Wednesday of the Perry--Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tolin. lr
Centennial. Pensacola-Mr. and Mrs. W. M. :
*. Hatcher, Henry B. Foster. T nCom any
G. H. Stricklanci of Tallahassee. Cromanton-Mrs. T. E. Crawford. .
was a business visitor in the city Quincy-S. H. Soloman.. ..... PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Wednesday. Monticello-M. H. Tripp, S. D.
Y MAKES POSSIBLE
OR YOU TO BUY ANEW 1938
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
II_ /~ ~ ~
lMiami-D. P, McKinnon, G. C.
Hat ingi. .
Ocala-W. E. eal, Jr.
,. Bry:ice e--Mr., and M r. G. L.
Bryce. Ruth Bryce.
St. Andrews-Mi- and Mrs; Ot-
Lynn Haven-Bosetta Rupner.
Irene Titus, Mrs. M. C. Truesdale.
Crystal River-L. C. Yeamans.
Wellborn-T. W. Allen.
LaCrosse-J. C. Harris.
Sumatra-T. D. Branch, N. Y.
Okewville, Ill.-Jno. O. Kreger.
Brewton, Ala.-Mrs. E. L. Mc-
Dothan, Ala.-J. C. Bond, C. F.
Garrett. Mrs. Perry Clark, Eugene
Los Angeles,.Calif.-L. L. Losse.
Chelsea, Mass.-A. R. DeFranz.
Lewisburg, W. Va.-Mrs: Knight.
Bainbridge, Ga. Mrs.. T. E.
Rich. Mrs. Guy White.
Atlanta, Ga.-Mrs. H. R., Love.
Dayton, Ohlo-E. Winters..
Amarillo, Texas-Joe Damon.,
Maplewood, Mo.-Lyman ,E. Fell-
man, Alice Fellman.
Savannah, Ga. Mrs. John L.
D.E. "Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a.m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Miss Carrie Lee Sutton, Mrs. V.
M. Hoffman. Miss Erline Brown,
Miss Loretta Long, T. F., Austin,
H. L. .liver and, G., R. Porter, all
of Apalachicola, were among the
visitors attending the -Centennial
Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin
and little-son, Billy,.of Blountstown
were in the city Wednesday. Mr.
Franklin is director of the Blounts-
.Mrs. George H. elementss of De-
Land attended the Cenlenoial. fes-
,. ..... ... i ... ... ,.. " ,* ^ ; '. -:-,'" ". "-. ..: ": ,
S-W. P. Shannon. of Lynchburg,
Va., was in the city Wednesday at-
tending the Centennial Celebration.
Representative and Mrs. John
Burks of Dade City attended the
Jule 0. Graves of the state board
of health, Jacksonville, attended
the opening ceremonies of the
Dwight L. Rogers of Fort Lau-
derdale was visiting In the 'city
Wednesday and taking in the
Advertise that Special Sale. The
Star prints dodgers and circulars.
Here's a Tip
If you want the very finest
in wood fiber flowers .
something that can hardly
be told from the real .thing
S. go out to the Eastern
Star booth at the Centen-
riali grounds and look at
those on display there.
They are: Jiust the thing -to
-wear with that new -eve-
ning gown at the Grand
Ball tomorrow night.
SEE THEM AND YOU'LL
FRIDAY,' DECEMBER 9, 1931k
THE STAPH PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
RCME 1- A
kTliree Age Gro0ps Where Tuberculosis Takes Heavy Toll
9 .... ..: : : ". *. *
MAN OR MOUSE?
Mr. Henpeck: "If/you don't stop
nagging me, you're going to bring
out the animal in me."
Mrs. Henpeck: "Don't say that,
Henry. You know I'm afraid of a
Campers in the national forests
are required to get a permit be-
fore building fires.
It pays to advertise-try it!
Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing and
Picnic Dinner at
On Gulf County's World-
Famous DEAD LAKES
Our BOATS are New, Dry
and Kept Clean. Our
CABINS are New, with New
Beds and Furnishings.
This FRIENDLY CAMP is
Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit is Appreciated
B. F. CROCKER, Owner
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Young girls are particularly sus-
ceptible to tuberculosis. Intensive
efforts, financed by Christmas Seals,
are directed toward turning back
the threat.of this disease from young
people. Many schools and colleges
throughout the country recommend
tuberculin testing and' X-raying to
discover whether or not their stu-
dents have tuberculosis. Out of 200
persons who die every day from
tuberculosis in the United States, 33
are between the ages of 15 and 25.
Babies under one year are safer
today from tuberculosis than was
the case in 1928. Ten years ago, 1,30.0
infants less than one year old died
of tuberculosis in this country, while
in recent years the annual toll has
been 670. The disease is not inher'
ited, but young children-are liable
to be innocent victims if they are
exposed to persons who have active
tuberculosis. Christmas Seals are
enabling, parents to learn more
about tuberculosis, thereby protect-
ing their children.
Sponsored By Senator Pepper On
Sesquicentennial of Framing of
United States Constitution
As a part of the Florida Consti-
tution Centennial Celebration in
progress here this week, United
States Senator Claude Pepper is
sponsoring a constitution display
in commemoration of the sesqui-
centennial of the framing, signing
and ratification of the United
This exhibit may be seen in the
Centennial building and includes
steel engraved portraits of the
signers of the -constitution, other
delegates to. the convention of
1787, members of the first United
States supreme court and the first
cabinet under the constitution, a
facsimile of the United States
Constitution, copy of the Declara-
tion of Independence, scenes de-
While more women than men are
victims of tuberculosis up to 30
years of age, the toll among men
40 'to 65 years of age is approxi-
mately twice that among women of
the same age. Medical authorities
emphasize the importance of parents
being free from tuberculosis in
order to reduce the danger of infect-
ing their children. The anti-tubercu-
losis movement receives its main
support from bris.tnia Seals.
471,973, of which 70 per cent was
paid from state 'funds and 30 per
font frnom nlol finds
picting the signing 'of the consti-
tution, the inauguration of George
Washington.as first president of
the United States under the con-
stitution, Indepeidence Hall where
that immortal document was
adopted, views of early Philadel-
phia as it appeared during the
days of the constitutional conven-
tion, and other material pertaining
to this event.
All of this interesting material
is from the historical collection
of Herman H. Diers of Washing-
ton, D. C., member of the staff of
the United States Bureau of Pub-
lic Roads, and 'came direct from
the United States National Mu-
seum in Washington, where it had
been on, display' previous to being
sent to Port St. Joe.
This collection is said, to be the
most complete of its kind in exist-
ence and every resident of Port
St. Joe is urged to see it, as such
an opportunity may never .again be
afforded in this vicinity.
LARGE PART OF
PAID BY STATE
Gulf County Teachers Received
$27,816 and $2,856 Paid For
Transportation in 1937-38
Seventy-eight per cent of last
year's expenditures for salaries of
Florida teachers and transporta-
tion of pupils was provided from
state funds, according to a state-
wide summary of county reports
submitted to -State Superintendent
of Schools Colin English.
Gulf county is one of 20 in
which more than 95 per cent of
payments for these purposes was
made from state funds during the
1937-38 school year. Gulf county
teachers received $27,816 and $2,-
856 was expended for transporta-
Expenditures from state funds
are limited to teachers' salaries
and transportation of pupils. All
.6ther school expenses except the
cost of textbooks are provided.
from county and district revenue.
These'.expenses include all cost of
administration, janitors' salaries,
maintenance and repair, supplies,
insurance, libraries, health service
and debt service.
SSalaries paid to ,Florida teach-
ers during the 1937-38 school year
.totaled $13,3 88,404. Seventy-nine
per cent was provided from state
sources and 21 per cent from local
revenue. The cost 4f transporting
pupils to Florida schools was $1,i
If n6t, make it certain.,
Provide security for your-
self aind family. See our
local agent or write -
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STA:;.e fR, PORT, 6...JqE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, PECEM13ER 9, 1938
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
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.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
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.
WE PAY OUR RESPECTS IN REVIVED
Several thousand persons from all parts of
Florida and adjoining states have come to
Port St. Joe during the past two days, and
undoubtedly as many more will come here to-
day and tomorrow, to join in the 100th an-
niversary of the forming of the state's first
constitution at old St. Joseph in 1838. And
while a number of" them were attracted by
the horse racing, the carnival and other
events, we believe the great majority of them
come to pay respect in revived memory to
the learned and experienced men composing
the constitutional convention of a hundred
years ago when the state's first organic law
had its birth.
Indeed they done their work well, for the
constitution as framed proved to be exactly
what was needed for the Florida of that day,
which was a vast, sparsely settled area with
little means of communication. Many of the
general principles of state government con-
tained in that original instrument have been
continued in the later constitutions and are
still 'in :force. The original docurmient pro-
Wided for a state government with general but
limited powers and ample safeguards of the
fundamental rights of citizens against oppres-
,sion by arbitrary acts of any official or gov-
That first constitution contained most of
-the essential provisions of a representative
democracy that are included in the later ones,
practically the only differences being due to
advancing social and material.needs and mod-
ernizing of the dominant political thought of
the state through the years.
Yes, those men whose names are carved in
marble on the monument marking the site
of the first constitutional convention done
their work well and it is fitting that the peo-
ple of the state should gather here on this
momentous occasion to pay their respects to
the memory of these statesmen.
Have you any unfinished business? You
have done only half the job wlien you buy
tuberculosis Christmas Seal-. To complete
it, you should use the seals, and use them
There is an important reason for'this. The
Christmas Seal'in itself is a means of educa-
tion. In the mind of the public it has come to
be identified with tuberculosis. Anyone re-
ceiving mail to which is affixed the seal with
the red double-barred cross immediately has
his attention'focuse-d on this disease. There-
fore, the wider the use of the seals, the more
effectively will the campaign attain its pur-
pose of eradicating tuberculosis.
It is a simple act to stick a Christmas Seal
on the back of a letter or on a package. But,
this act repeated by millions of people, young
and old, in large cities and in country villages
means that the campaign to protect all homes
from tuberculosis is going forward.
If you haven't bought your Christmas
Seals yet, do so today. Do your part!
Extra copies of
at The Star office.
last' week's 28-page Cen-
Edition are still available
We mail them for you.
ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS T H E S N
Tomorrow night marks the close of what-
we consider an epoch-marking event in the
history of Florida-the celebration of the one
hundredtth anniversary of the formation of
the state's first constitution.
The one hundredth anniversary of any
event is something of great import, and the
people of Port St. Joe should feel well repaid
for the months of effort they have expended
in preparation for this Centennial in the fact
that no other city or section of the state has
an incident of such vital import to the state
as a whole to commemorate.
While it is true we were greatly aided by.
the assistance of hundreds of persons in all
sections of Florida in staging this celebration,
the idea was born here and practically all of
the detailed work necessary for the success-
ful culmination of the event was worked out,
as it should be, right here in Port St. Joe.
While such a celebration can' occur but
once in a hundred years, it is felt by many
that the event should be marked in some man-
ner each year from this time forward. New "
Orleans has its Mardi Gras and Tampa has ; -.
its Gasparilla celebration, both known not -
only in the South, but in all parts of the na- .
tion, and attended annually by thousands of "r '
visitors. Why not stage something similar -
each year in Port St. Joe? Not necessarily
on such a large scale to begin with as is the
case this time, but something small which
eventually could be developed, from year to
year, into a celebration that could take its
place in the front ranks with any similar at-
traction. -. !. ....
It would be a lot of work, naturally, but
after the first few times it would become
easier, and as the years rolled by the past
and present glory of Port St. Joe would lbe
known to all. ,
Let's think it over. '
THE PRINTER GETS ZERO
The government pays farmers for not-
growing crops, but the government isn't pay-
ing newspaper men for not printing newspa-
pers. Thus shrieks Avery Powell in the Jack-
sonville Times-Union. '" .-.
Apropos of nothing in particular, but
merely to be saying something do you hap-
pen to know of anything, Avery, that the
government IS paying newspaper men for?
Every time the government dishes out a
new brand of alphabet soup the newspaper
men of the country are expected to swear by
Pharaoh's pet billygoat that it is the wisest
and best thing that has ever happened, and
this the poor fools usually do, at a consider-
.able expense to themselves but without any
emolument from the government.-Larkin
Cleveland in the DeFuniak Springs Herald.
And this seems to be an opportunity to
bring up the fact that the government com-
petes with the printer by printing return ad-
dresses on envelopes practically for nothing,
yet expecting these same printers to run vari-
ous and sundry articles announcing civil serv-
ice examinations, special drives to create
more business for the postoffice department,
notices of enlistment for the army and navy,
and lord knows what else-all free gratis.
The Star joins with the citizens of Port St.
Joe -in extending greetings to the visiting
superintendents of public instruction, school
teachers and other educators who are gath-
ered'here today for a session of the Mid-West
Florida Education association and to take part
in the state's Centennial Celebration.
We feel sure that all will have a most en-
joyable time and will return to their respec-
tive homes greatly impressed with the hospi-
tality shown them yhile here and the fact
that the one-time fishing viW)ge of Port St.
Joe, rebuilt on the site ofiihe famous city of
St. Joseph, is rapidly becoming the industrial
center of Northwest Florida.
.Most any pretty girl can put ideas in a
man's head.-Florida T'imes-Union. And gen-
erally she turns right ground and slaps them
out again. -
As Little Santa Claus
Canary Was a Success
W ITH Christmas so near and
no money for a gift for
Nedda Langley, his sweet-
heart and inspiration for compos-
ing, and now this cold rainy day,
Carl Woods felt very low spirited.
then he saw the little bird out-
side the window. He opened the
window-the bird flew in and
perched on the piano where it
seemed quite athome. Standing by
the piano wo'iering what to do with
his visitor, Carl let his fingers wan-
der over the keys. "Tweet tweet"
the bird said and then began to sing
lustily. Intensely interested, Carl
continued playing and as long as he
played the bird sang.
Suddenly realizing he was playing
something he had never heard be-
fore, Carl began making note of
what he had been playing. Growing
chilled, he arose to close the win-
dow he had left open. To his sur-
prise, thelbird was gone, nor could
it be found in the room. He couldn't
remember when he had last heard
it singing. Where could it be?
Looking across the court of the
apartment building he noticed in the
window opposite, a bird cage, and
a canaxy was hopping around on the
window sill. Although the window
was closed now, it must have been
open earlier and the bird had taken
advantage of its freedom.
Whether it was the same bird
that had visited Carl, he and Nedda
always felt it was and called it
"Little Santa Claus" for it had
brought happiness and prosperity,
for Carl's composition was accepted
and an advance payment made.-
Blanche Tanner Dillin.
Western Newspaper Union.
CHARM OF CHRISTMAS
THE chief charm of Christmas
is its simplicity. It is a fes-
tival that appeals to everyone,
because everyone can understand
it. A genuine fellowship pervades
our common life-a fellowship
whose source is our common
share in the gift of the world's
greatest Life which was given to
the whole world.
The Birth of Christ
The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon Is hld* the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other In the mist.
Noel, Name of Two Towns
Noel, the French for Christmas,
is the name of towns in Virginia
"The Feast of Lights"
"The Feast of Lights" is one of
the oldest names of Christmas.
COMING TO PORI
Famous Colored Singers .of Radii
And Movies Will Be Here
In Person December 23
The four Mills Brothers, colored
singers, wHlo have gained fame or
the radio and the screen, will ap
pear in person on the stage of the
Port theater Friday, December 23
Just four boys and a guitar, bu
their music rivals that of a ful
orchestra. Originators of the ar
of imitating musical instruments
by voice manipulation, the Mills'
Brothers have often been copied
but never successfully duplicated.
They come direct to the .Port.
theater from New York and their
recent tour of the continent. They
are introducing their unusual ver-
sion of the brand new tune, "The
Critic: "This picture of the
horse is excellent, ,but where is
the buggy?" -
Artist: "The horse will draw"
In over 40 countries, Christmas
Seals are sold as a means of ob-h-
taining support to carry on the'
fight against tuberculosis.
The State College for Women a\
Tallaliassee was founded in 1857,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1938
FRIDAY, DECEIB'ER6rg:"9'9 ""
THE 'STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
CENTENNIAL ., .
(Continued from:Page 1)
fathers.mapped for 'us. and to fol-
low, as closely as we can, the
guideposts set for us.
"I said that we were on holy
ground. As nearly as can be de-
termined from careful reading of
the meager fragments of informa-
tion left us, this building and that
monument yonder are located on
the actual site of the hall in which
the convention met 100 years ago
to frame Florida's first state con-
stitution. During the four
days of this celebration the vari-
ous phases of Florida's history, as
well as the history of old St.
Joseph, and of the first constitu-
tional convention, will be dis-
cussed by speakers with thorough
-knowledge of their subjects, and
ability to express their thoughts
in language which may be under-
Here Mayor Sharit recounted
briefly the history of'the celebra-
tion, and how the beautiful Centen-
nial building was constructed, ex-
tending thanks to those firms and
individuals who aiaed In financing
and erecting the structure..:,
In closing Mr. Sharit said: .
"I am here today in a dual ca-
pacity-as chairman of 'the Cen-
tennial CommissiBn and as mayor
of: the cityof Port St. Joe, to: bid
you welcome. We are glad you are
here. We hope and believe.you will
enter into the spirit of the occa-
sion which should animate us all.
We want you to have a good
No- Keys. To City
"I will not give- you the key to
the city of Port St. Joe, because
Port St. Joe, during this celebra-
tion, has no keys. I do not believe
any of you will get into' trouble
while here, but if you do, you have
only to call &upon me. or some
other member of the commission,
or any citizen of Port St. Joe, to
get you out. The city of Port St.
Joe, the Centennal .grounds and
buildings, and all that is offered
in the way of entertainment, is
yours to have and to hold and en-
joy. Again. I bid you welcome."
Mr. Sharit then introduced G..
Pierce Wood, vice-chairman of the
Centennial comm1ssIon. The lat-
ter, after brief remarks, intro-
duced Arthur L. Steed, of the state
WPA, as a representative of R. J.
Dill. who found it impossible to
At the conclusion of Steed's talk
Mr. Wood announced that Senator
C. 0. Andrews had found it impos-
sible to be present, and introduced
United States Senator Claude Pep-
per, who had made a hurried air
and automobile trip from South
lforLida in order -o be. present to
discuss the importance of the Cen-
tennial celebration in the light of
Followving the exercises at, the
rtage, visiting* speakers and other
celebrities were escorted to the
Port Inn where luncheon was
:' The afternoon program consisted
of band concerts, many free acts
in the amusement zone, spirited
horse I~cing on.the new track, a
personally conducted tour of the
St. Joe .Paper company mill, an
amazing display of .fireworks in
the evening, followed by dancing
in the Centennial building.
S Free Ac.ts Thrill
SThe amusement zone, dominated
,by the shows and rides of the
Southern States Shows, was well
patronized from 10 a. m. until
midnight. One of the attractions in
the amusement zone which seemed
to stand out was the performance
of the Peerless Potters in an aerial
act which was filled with thrills
from start to finish. There was
also a8 knife-throwing act which
made the spectators shudder for
fear a mistake might be made, but
which, nevertheless, held the, speq-
tators brea:hless. There were also'
'some swaying pole acts which
ranked among -the .best. ...
The feeding of me multitude
is being handled very satisfactor-
ily by Tommy Riggins, a restaura-
teur, who bas spent his life in ca.
tering to crowds of hungry men
and women at prices which they
'can afford to pay. In addition to
Riggins' restaurant, which is lo-
cated in the amusement zone,
booths from which are dispenesd
sandwiches, hot aogs and other
light lunches, are in operation on
the opposite side of the park by
Methodists, Episcopalians, Catho-
lics and the Eastern Star.
The general consensus of opin-
ion reached after talking with
many citizens of Port St. Joe and
others who enjoyed the programs
of Wednesday and Thursday, is
that the celebration is all that its
promoters" said it would be in the
way of general attractions. Noth-
ing but the highest praise was
heard, fn the- fireworks display.
This is :also true of the 'displays
made by Florida National Exhibits
of a number of dioramas which
will be found in the Florida: build-
ing at the New York World's.Fairl
next summer. Splendid :displays
also are made ,in the Centennial
building by the Florida. Forestry
Service, the -United States Fores-
try Service;,: the. 'Florida.. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, the home -eco-
ndmics: department, the state. road
department, the state WPA, :the
state-board of health, the- state
conservation department, *boverihg
both fresh and salt water fish, and
Trap Shoot Attracts Many
The trap and skeet shooting con.
tests, conducted under auspices of
the St. Joe Rod and Gun club,
which began -yesterday. morning
and will continue until tonight, is
attracting many sportsmen not
only from Florida,- but from Ala-
bama,. Georgia, Mississippi and
other southern states, at well.
Yesterday was Governor's Day,
but had to be carried out without
the presence of Governor Fred P.
Cone, who at .the. last moment
wired that vhile he was so- far re-.
covered from his recent illness as
to be able to be at his office, his
doctors would not permit him to
make the trip to Port St. Joe,
though he would like very iuch
to do so. The governor's place on
the program was taken by Justice
R. H. Chapman of the Florida Su-
Other speakers on the program
yesterday were Justice Rivers,
Buford, of the Florida Supreme
Court; D. Stuart Gillis, president
of the Florida) state senate; W.
McL. Christie, speaker of the Flor-
ida house of representatives; Na-
than Mayo, commissioner of agri-
culture; Arthur B. Hale, chairman
of the state road department, and
former Governor Doyle E. Carlton.
The guests of honor and other
visiting celebrities weie enter-
tained at luncheon at the Port Inn
following conclusion of the speak-
Today Is Education Day
Today is Education Day, with
Colin English, state superinten-
dent of public instruction, sched-
uled as the principal speaker. One
of the big features or today's ipro-
gram will be the parade of decor-
ated historical, allegorical and in-
dustrial floats through the city arid
to the Centennial grounds at noon:.
Tomorrow, the' closing day, has
been designated as Constitutipf
Day. The speaking program of that
day will be particularly good, it
is said, with such eminent orators
as Attorney General George Cou-
per Gibbs and State Senator Spes-
sard L. Holland, who will discuss
the historical significance of the
celebration, and !irs. E. M. Bre-
vard, state regent of the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution,
United States .Senator Cla
SPepper who:: made- what m
be termed the ded:catory add
at:the Centennial building V
OUTLINED BY LEAGI
Next Year's Convention Is T
Held At. Orlando
: PENSACOLA, :Dec :.9 jFN
The 1939 convention, of. the
ida League of- Municipalities
be held at Orlando, it was de(
at the final meeting of the
session here. Mayor S. Y. Wt
Pensacolai was named press
for the coming year; E. P.
of. Jacksonville -was renamed see-
retary, and W. W. Madison, league
The convention agreed on. the
following legislative program: The
legislature will be asked to divert
to the various municipalities:
1. Part of state inheritance and
intangible taxes collected on resi-
:dents of the cities in question.
2. Part of state gas tax, for
city street maintenance.
3. Maintenance of city streets
forming part of state highway sys-
tem by state highway department.
4. Legislation permitting mu-
nicipalities to levy .municipal li-
censes against wholesalers who
deliver products from establish-
ments in other cities.
5. The right to levy unre-
stricted service charges. occupa-
tional taxes and excise taxes.
6. Exemption of municipally
utilized gasoline from state gas
presefited. An especially fine dis-
play of fireworks will be made to-
morrow night, featuring a number
of the special set pieces, as a
Floor Show Tomorrow Night
The dance.to be held in the Cen-
tennial building tomorrow night
.will feature a floor show or e ies
of floor shows, enacted by sixteen
young women from the depart-
ment of physical education of the
Florida State College for Women
at Tallahassee. This bevy of talent
'has been carefully trained in the
dances, of a century ago-the
minuet, the lancers, the Virginia
reel and other country. dances.
They will be arrayed in the cos-
tiumes of the period represented,
and with appropriate music will
present, it is believed, stage pic-
tures that will be of especial in-
terest to those who gather for the
Chairman Sharit, .Vice-Chairman
Wood, Vice-Chairruan E. C. Lewis
and others who have' been active
in the management 'or the celebra-
tion. have expressed themselves
today, as not only being rather
whose theme will be "The Develop- well satisfied with the programs
ment of Patriotic Organizations
During the Past: Century."
At 8 o'clock tomorrow night, a
grilliantly illuminated pageant on
wheels ,:made up, of 0 -beautifully
decorated' floats .depicting: episodes
in the history of Florida, and the
industrial development of the state
during the past 100 years, will le
and with the manner in which
they have been presented,, but
with the attendance, which has
been drawn from all parts of the
state as-well as from. south Geor-
gia, Alabama. ai ad Mississippi. In.
other words, they believe the cele-
bration can, be counted a success
Joe will be on the Eiorts map this
year, .. Y r. '.
The T aht- t Ie r .- i afial G`s. -
S, She: "How did you break your
ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL NEWS leg?~
He: "I threw a cigaret ifito a
GIRS;' BASKETBA manhole and stepped on it."
TEAM IN PROSPECT Mose: "How do you like this
S' chimney sweeping job?"
We girls of St. Joe Hli.have good Joe: "h, it soots me."
prospects for a basketball team ----, --
this year. We, among ourselves,
Sthis year. We, among ourselves. W. D. Waldron of Waycross, Ga.,
have decided that the real way to
Shave a tem t good organization- was in the city on business Wed-
have a team is good organization esday.
or, team-work, and obey training _________
rules. I Send The Star to a friend.
Tuesday afternoon of last week
approximately 20 girls came out
for practice and showed they had C OE
entered into the spirit of the game
J by the' way they practiced. yR. .
We have penalties for .those who D E N T I S T
aren't on time for practice and
break training rules. The girls of Office'Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
nude our team this year are in the Sundays; By Appointment.
S regular spirit for basketball. In Costir Bldg. Port St.,Joe.
eight spite of our newcomers, we have. ....
ress good material, so.with good prac-.
Ved- tice and proper exercise, we hope
to have the best girls' team St,. :
Joe has ever had.'. EYES -XAMN"Ex
:o It would hardly be fair not to i ngoii
M mention our coach, Miss Julia
UE 'Quinn, whom we all love (especi-
ally the boys). and en-joy working
'IES with. She, as well as we, think
our team is going to be good. We
are practicing, about.two an d.one- I -
o Be half hours every afternoon, after Glasses jItte~ when needed
schooL. She has patience to teach I
us the things we don't know about Made In Our Own Laboratory
S)7- basketball, and we all appreciate Office Hours: 9 a. m to' 6p. m.
Moir- We hope to, play:our first game
will in the Centennial building, it it is D r, ew.berr
cided possible, and are all looking for- -
.1938 ward to getting new basketball OPTOMETRIST
y of So..with the school's and'your PANAMA CITY, FLA,
ident 'jacking and our team-work, St. -
Diamond Ring "..
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On Christmnas Eve!
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P E SX TE R S. J, I
,Believes Paper Has Played An
Important Part In Promoting
The following letter from U. S.
Senator Claude Pepper was, due to
lack of space, omitted from last
week's Centennial Edition of The
Mr. W. S. Smith, Publisher
Port St. Joe. Florida.
My Dear Mr. Smith:
I wish to commend you for the
part that your newspaper has
played in bringing about the cele-
bration of the centennial of the
adoption of the state's first con-
stitution in 1838 at*old St. Joseph,
the site of the present bustling
city of Port St. Joe, just thirteen
years after the purchase of Florida
The people of Florida have their
eyes upon Port St. Joe today as
they did in 1838, just one hundred
years ago, though for an entirely
In the great progress which has
beenn Florida's since the signing
'f the first constitution, Port St.
Joe." for reasons made necessary
by Inventions which opened up
new avenues of traffic and trade.
failed, to keep the pace. In this
modern era which is bringing to
Florida an industrialization which
it has not known before, Port St.
Joe is once more setting the pace.
In a remarkably short period of
time, the city of Port St. Joe has
been transformed from a city of
the living dead to a community of
alert, aggressive and determined
people, -who are determined to de-
velop still another great Florida
I expect to be at Port.St. Joe
for the Centennial Celebration De.
cvpber 7, 8, 9 and 10, and we are
looking forward to your publica-
tiol o the one-hundredth anni-
versary number which will tell
the story df the old and the new
Port St. Joe.
With all good wishes to you, I
EARLY XMAS MAILING
Parcels Should Be Well Wrapped
SAnd Properly Addressed
Christmas is only two weeks
away and Postmaster H. A.Drake
requests patrons to shop and mail
as early as possible to insure sat-
isfactory deliveries. Christmas Day
this year falls on Sunday, and the
holiday will, therefore, be ob-
served on Monday, December 26.
Every effort should be made to-
wards having all Christmas mat-
ter mailed in time foO. delivery
before December 24.
Postmaster Drake also calls at-
tention to the need for careful
preparation of the Christmas mail-
ings. All parcels should be ie-
curely packed and wrapped in or-
der to withstand the ordinary
handling to which they will be
subjected, and should bear return
addresses in the event of non-de-
The Port St. Joe office norm-
ally is greatly overtaxed as to
space, personnel andl equipment,
and patrons are urged to consider
this situation and lend every co-
operation possible. The new build-
ing for the postoffice planned by
the Masonic lodge is expected to
get under way by the first of the
year, which will greatly improve
the service to patrons.
SENATOR. BEACHAM VISITS
Senator and Mrs. John R. Beach-
am of West Palm Beach were in
the city Wednesday, participating
in the opening ceremonies of the
SPEAKS ON AGRICULTURE
-s a .i- -
Nathan Mayo, State Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, who spoke
briefly yesterday at the Centen-
nial grounds on the subject of
agriculture in Florida during the
past 100 years.
For Naval Officers
Personnel of U.S.S. Destroyer
Schenck Are Guests
Honoring the personnel of the
U.S.S. Schenck. il 'port,. for the
four days of the Centennial Cele-
bration, Gulf County Post -116,
American Legion, entertained at
the Port Inn Tuesday evening with
a four-course dinner. The dining
room was elaborately decorated in
autumn leaves and bunting for the
Welcoming addresses were given
by A. M. Mitchell._service officer
of the post, in the absence of Post
Commander T. M. Schneider, who
was ill; Mayor J. L. Sharit. and
Mrs. C. P. _VanHorn, president of
the Woman's Auxiliary.
Responses were made by Lieu-
tenant Edward S. Pearce, com-
mander of the vessel, Lieut. S. M.
Bailey. Lieut. C. K. Duncan and
Lieut. James E. Bullock. E. Clay
Lewis acted sas toastmaster for the
Present at the affair, in addition
to the naval officers, were Mayor
and Mrs. J. L. Sharit, Mr. and Mrs..
Robert Belows, Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Eells, Mr. and Mrs. C. P VanHorn.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lewis, Mrs.
Lovie Coburn, Mrs. T. M. Schnei-
der. Miss Brownie Carter, George
Tapper, A., M. Mitchell. Col. J. P.
Coombs of Apalachicola, Captain
Hiram Sperry or Panama City,
Captain A. Kerman and B. Fulgum
Chas Sealc---- Artist
Chtristmsas Seal Artist
Beauty at'Exposition *
ST. 'PETE MAYOR
Issues Proclamation Urging All
Citizens To Attend Centennial
Vernon G. Agee, mayor of the
city of St. Petersburg, has issued
a proclamation calling attention to
the remarkable celebration being
held this week in Port St. Joe -aifd
urging all citizens, not only of St.
Petersburg but of all Florida who
can possibly do so, to attend the
Mrs. Ouida Davis, Mrs. John
Chalker, Mrs.. A. V. Young and
Evelyn Chalker Davis'were guests
yesterday of Mr. and Mrs. Miles
Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Winter Haven are the
week of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Rowell of
Wewahitchka are the guests this
week of Mr. and 'Mrs. Phillip
Beautiful vista in the Court of the Moon at the 1939 Golden Gate
International Exposition, now nearing completion. In the back-
ground, the 400-foot Tower of the Sun. The young lady in the fore-
ground adds to the attractive scene.
Miss Minnie Ola Pridegon of
Wewahitchka arrived in the city
Tuesday and is the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon.
Mrs. Euiice McClendon of Tal-
lahassee was visiting in the city
H. V.' Walker of Wakulla Beach
was in) the city Wednesday on
Miss Rubye McDavid of Florida
State College for Women; Talla-
hassee, was visiting in this city
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Lloyd Coo, teacher of color theory
and applied art, is putting the finish-
ing touches to the 1938 Christmas
Seal, on sale throughout the coun-
try from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
The Star is $2 per year-sub-
$1.00 Per Month
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FRF.DAY, DECEMBER 9r, 1938