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Port St. Joe-Site of the '7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Floride's fast-
eat growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
S' The Stal-F'erlda's ast gpw
Ing little nespaper-A-ddicatef to
S the betterment and uphulding of
the City of Port 81 Joe.
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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1938 NUMBER 9
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Celebration to Give
Chairman Seeks Co-Workers T
Stage Event For Funds To
Creation of permanent local
agencies to war on infantile p-
'ralysis and ai4 its victims in Gul
county is this year's aim of th
.. .committee for celebration of Pies'
dent Roosevelt's birthday, accord
ing ,to E. Clay Lewis, Jr., count;
chairmann: .. ,.,
Calling for volunteers "in
great army being mobilized for th'
protection of' your children ani
t- hose of your neighbors," Char
y .na Iewis is appealing to all c1ti
Sens.of Gultf coiut to help raise
funds by staging a community:
celebration on the president's 57th
birthday next: January 30; '
Funds .so raised will bb:'used, t<
found and perpetuate k local chap
t. er of the .National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis, to be one o0
3000 units to be formed through
put the county.. And:such a chap
ter is. ~adly need in this county.
The immediate need, says Lewis
is for volunteer co-chairmen and
workers to help plan social and
Civic events.- This ypar halt ol
the funds raised wil l;be retained
her and the .other .hal will go to
the national 'foundifton for re-
search work andleaemergecy use.
'"Nobody, knows its cause, where
.or how hard it will strike," Chair-
mean Lewis said'. 'i't can appear
"-right in Port St. Joe, in your own
neighborhood, right in your own
home. It causes panic, despair
.and death; leaves In its wake a
pitiful casualty list of little chiT-
(Continued on pale 8)
Expect That Pouring of Coi
For Foundations and Flo
Will Begin Next Week
Work of driving the piling for.
foundations of the warehouse on
the municipal dock is practically
' completed and: It is anticipated
that pouring of concrete for the
foundations and floor will start
,next week. .
The Walter Brothers of Port St.
S4e.:e were low bidders for. the con-
'crete work with a bid of $5,483.
Contract for reinforcing steel
-was awarded the Casco Products
company of Birmingham, Ala., for
The Aetna Steel 'company of.
Jacksonville received the contract:
for structural steel on a bid of
$9,042, -and a company in Eufala,
Ala., will furnish the brick at
$11.35 per thousand.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TO,MEET THIS EVENING
The regular meeting of the Port
St. Joe Chamber of Commerce will
b,~..held tonight at8 o'clock in the
American Legion hall, and all1 memii-
bers are requested to be present.
This is the last meeting of the
MRS. OWENS RETURNS HOME
Mrs. L. W. Owens was dismissed
last' Sunday from a Panama City ,
hospital. Eaer many lendss will be
glad to know that he Is home i
again and well on t, road to re-
SSANTA CLAUS WILL BI
Y IN TOWN WEDNES1
e Santa Claus' will arrive in
St. Joe next Wednesday, De
Sber 21, and will appear in pe
at 3 o'clock at the St. Joe E
ware 'Company' where he will
Small the kiddies and take their
of Christmas presents for i
transmissibn to the North
where they will bei filled at
l big toy factory.
The St. Joe Hardware Coml
lf has on displiky hundreds of
e derful toys for the tiny tots
3, well as beautiful gifts for
i. grownups, and: evetyon' is. u!
t to. diop in and loo.k over this.
In addition, they have one
e the"larget and inost complete
of fireworks ever- brought to
r Would Be Loagite In Downt
A Areand Be Snie of Gath
ering Chriltrias' Eve
A beautifully' decorated
lighted Christmas tree somewl
SIn .the _man bitsness 'section
Sthe city for the holIday season
g the idea being worked on at p
Sent by T. W. Wllson, secretir)
the chamber of. cObunerce..
SPractlially every 'cty and tc
in the South has sf1i a tree
this time of ithe year, and Port
Joe should be' do exception.
matter will be brought up ati
Meeting of the cnamber of ca
mere this evening, anid it is
Wilsont's idea that on Christi
Eve citizens of tie town co
gather 'round the tree and' join
the' singitng of Christmas caz
and hyfmns apiiopriate to the.
casdlon. Tentative arrangemne
have already been made for mu
to be sung at that'time. It is a
suggested .hat .the high sch
band play 0 few numbers.
SThis is 'a good move, and it s
Scessful, ,sould b e carried
W1lI Be Two-Story Wooden Bul
ing With Eight Rooms;'to
Work was started yesterday
an annex to the Port. Inn whi
will cost in the neighborhood
$15,000 The structure will be
the lot adjoining the present' io
and will face on Monument avent
The new building will be 401
60 feet, two stories, and conta
eight bedrooms, six baths and
lobby on both floors. There w
be screened porches on bo
B. A. oAgdiI has the contra
for the building and M. Ross Wa
son of the Florida Housing cc
poratlon is supervising the wor
BROTHER OF W.C. ROCHE DIE
W. C. Roche was called to Mon
gomery, Ala., Monday due to ,tt
death of his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ezell wer
called' to Moss. Point, Miss., Fr
day on account of the death c
Mrs, Ezell's mother.
Send The Star to a rinad.
AY Local Merchants
Port Ready For Heavy
Sl- Christmas Trad
list Stores of Port St. Joe ,,Have Fi
radio Displays of Chris.tmas Goods
Pole, For Holiday Season
Merchants .of Port. St. Joe. wl
pany are 'among the most progressit
won- in Northwest. Florida in stocking
, as the best of everything m their r
the spective lines of business, th
rged yar have exceptanal displays
im- articles for the Christras tradi
and a majority of theme are adve
SOf. tising these wares, in this issue
line The Star.
this They' in",ite the ;trade of th
general public' for she reason thb
they have merchandise of just a
High quality and wise range o
choice and at as reasonable price
as can be purchased in nearb
S cities. And as for the mail orde
houses.a- the merchandise offered
by our Port St. Joe inerchants I
own so far. above .the cheap, shodd
* articles of ithe mall order house
that theres.s n o:.comparison.
,Remember the old' saying: "j
and dollar spent or Bent away fror
lere home never returns-iq is gon
' of forever." This Is good logic, an
n is had all the money made in Por
res- St. Joe been spent hre," we would
rof all be better off tood. '
S -The New Year lsnt pjrrived' a
W ,h etr but why biot' ful over a 'ne
at leaf now-burn your mall orde
St. catalogs this Christmas anid 'bVu
The at home. It .will mean greatt:
the prosperity for not only the. mer
om: chants and business men of thf
Mr. city, but for the working people l
mas aS..well, for a dollar spent in Por
uld St.- Joe keeps circulating, and we
in all get a. crack at It
BIG DOCKET AT
Io' COIU Y COURT
uc- Will Convene Monday With Prob
out ably Heaviest Docket iIn
..History of County
County 'judge's court will con-
vene Monday at the courthouse in
Wewahltchkai with probably the
heaviest docket in the history of
the county, according to Judge i.
Alton Dendy, dtae to the fact that
Id- it was postponed due to tle Cen-
tennial Celebration and other
Outstanding cases will be pre-
bn luminary hearings for Wille Craw.
ch ford on a manslaughter 'charge,
of' George Faison, assault with intent
on to kill; William Williams, assault
tel with intent to kill, and' Roy Fal-
Ie. son on.a grand larceny count.
by Several grand larceny cases ap-
In pear. on the docket, the total com-
a ing to approximately 37 cases
11 ranging from petit larceny to
ct KERR AND EDWARDS. ARE
t- 'STATE C. OF C. DIRECTORS
r' Among directors named for the
ehnuing year at the meeting of the
state chamber of commerce held
IS this week at Hollywood, Fla, were
.t- J. L. Kerr, director at large, and
le W. T. Edwards, district director.
AMERICAN' LEGION WILL
MEET MONDAY NIGHT
'e Regular meeting, ofi ulf County
i- Post No. 116, American Legion,
Df will be held Monday night in the
Legion home and Commander T.
M.' Schneider urges all members
'. _s percent, .
IN BLAZE OF COLOR
Parade of Historical and Allegorical Floats Depicting Rise and
'Decline of Old St. Joseph and Development of the Modern
City of Port St. Joe Is Big Feature of Closing Day; Mag-
nificent Pyrotechnic Displays Viewed By Thousands.
Florida's Centennial Celebration marking the 100th anniver-
sary of the drawing up of the state's first constitution at old
St. Joseph in 1838.closed Saturday night amid a blaze of color,
and the residents of the city 'have, returned to their prosaic
everyday routine after having held the spotlight for four
glamorous, days and. nights.
Friday was Education-Day and several hundred teachers and
county school superintendents of the West Florida Education
association gathered to hear State School Superintendent Co-
lin English, former Mayor John T. Alsop of Jacksonville,'J.
Turner Butler of Jacksonville, president-designate of the,'state
Senate, aifd a number of.others- discuss the problems of edu-
cation in Florida today.,: .
'Friday also marked the end of a three-day racing pro-
grain for cattlemen and woods riders and all participants were
*c.Dithusiastlc In thtir iraltai f thi
DA i r o r r ace program, expressing the. wish
nm Ill erI Olll'S that such an event could be held
d' em nts In Port St. Joe every year and
rt 0. v ll promising their support if arrange-
d __ inents could be made.
Thanks. II Extended Director of The final day of the festivities,
. Publicity Durhin.- Aent Saturday, was Constitution Day,
W Cintenlal Ft amg. the, speat gUW.
r -* were Invited to speak werS :J. C.
y Yonge of the Florida Historical
A pleasant Informal dinner in Society; Mrs. E. M. Brevard, re-
- honor of George H. Clements, who gent of the state D. A. R., and
Handled the publicity for the Flor.; Senator Spessard L.' Holland of
da Centennial, and his wife, was Bartow, a.student of early Florida
t rrang-d last Tuesday evening ;at history
Sthe Port Inn by the secretary of :Oret talks on this days were
the chamber of commerce .. also made by Representative .Mil
The regular business session lard Caldwell of MififO Rex A.
anda luncheon of the directors .of Green of Starke, Joe Hendricks
the chamber was dispensed with of DeLand, Attorney General Geo.
and the dinner served at a special. Couper Gibbs, Comptroller J. M.
Stable. Those 'resent .were Mr. and Le and Col. Richard Park, U. S.
Mrs.: Clment, President W. W. army engineer, of Mobile.
Barrier,. Directors J. L. Kerr and The celebration closed' with a
Robert.Bellows,, Rev. 'D. E. Marl- parade of lighted floats depicting
etta and Secretary T., Wilson. the rise and decline of old St.
This dinner was a testimonial. Joseph and' the development of the
not only to the herculean efforts modern city of Port St. Joe onthe
of Mr.. Clements in, having pre- site of the ancient convention city,
pared and publlshed'over 59 pages a brilliant display oS fireworks
. of publicity, which appeared in 208 and a grand ball in the Centennial
newspapers and magazines in Flor- building at which a group of girls
ida and the southeast, but to Isd from the Florida State College at
untiring. assistance ,in arranging Tallahgssee presented, in cos-
an elaborate program for the Cen- tume, dances that were popular in
tennial and helping to carry it out. 18s8. Rer. D. E. Marietta read a
It was also a means of conveying most interesting sketch during re-
to these two grand people the love viewing of the floats in front of
and best wishes of.a grateful com- the Centennial building which tied
munity. It is certain that wherever each float into the story of the
they go they will. carry with them old city of St. Joseph and the new
the undying friendship of the peo- city of Port St. Joe.
ple of Port St. Joe.: Durln' the four days of the
Mr. Bellows ana'Mr. Wilson con-. (Continued on Page 8) .
veyed to the guests of honor the N
love and affection watch everyone I T N W
feels toward them, to which Mr.
Clements replied in his well-known
manner with thanks for his recep- AR B G
tfon here and for the little fare- ,BEN i
well gesture, and then gave some
very pertinent advice as to follow* By Florida Housing Corporation;
ing up the great impression made said To Be First Unit of
at a most successful Centennial, Twenty-five
by such dignifieer and. persistent -
publicity as to not let die any of Opening up what will be a new
the advantage gained. residential street In Port St. Joe,
He gave helpful suggestions as the Florida Housing corporation
to how to carry this on and graph- this -week started construction of
ically pointed' out the. duty of eight houses on McClellan avenue
every citizen in 'this respect, and between Tenth and Thirteenth
especially that of the chamber of streets.. i
commerce. He predicted a great These new homes will be of
and glorious future for our city construction similar to those al-
and district. ready built by this company, and
Mr. Clements was overcome it is understood make:i the first
with emotion when ne was told unit of 25 such homesi thinis par-
(Continued on pae8) : ticular area. .
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLODA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 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 Advande
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
Three Months ......65o-
--i Telephone 51 )-
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 FEEL PROUD
After long. months of preparation anc
feverish .last-minute activities, the Centennial
Celebration marking the .100th anniversary
of.the formation of the state's first constitu-
tion is a thing of, the. past---but it..will long
live in the memory of those who were- pres-
eint in Port St. Joe to. participate in it.. We
should. all, feel .proud .to have been residents
of this city ,at the tire. .this momentouss oc-
casiorrn-in the- history o.f our .,state was.'ob-
served.-. .. .. .
--While it,is..tr.ue that the.number of people
expected to attend the affair did not come up
to first, expectations, those who were here
all .voted the:-celebration one. of the finest
they. had. ever seen and were .surprised that
such an elaborate fete- could be staged in a
city the size of Port St. Joe.
: .While. the greater part .of the credit for the
success of the .event should-be, gfi.en to thoses
who worked so indefatigably over the many
details, large and' small, credit must also be
gfien 'to th eindividuaTls nd firms .from all
section's of. tie state who co-operatid so will-:
ingly--in: making, the Centennial what it was.
:We-'enter 'into the second hundred years
since that body of men conveyed here -'to
formulate the state's, first, organic.,law, with
great faith in the future, of Port St. Joe and
Northiwesf Florida, and while we know that
we will. all be dead and gone when another
lundred-year. period. has passed, we know
that 'our .descendants will carry on .the tradi-
tion, that -has been established here during
the.past. few days: .
WHY LEAVE OUT WESTERN FLORIDA?
Again West Florida, the..greatest- Demo-
cratic section of the state, .got a kick in the
pants when the so-called "Florida'State Cham-
ber :of Comrpierce," manned and controlled by
the chamber's, president, Joseph Cplee,
steered one hundred and twenty congressmern
and their -wives "and secretaries from all over'
the:-United States on a trip termed "The Re-.
sources Party of Florida," all over the south-
ern end of 1the state without ever. having
whispered a .wprd about Western Florida. ..-
The' delegation came into the state-at Jack-
sonville, 'ver 'the Atlantic Coast Line oh a'
spec4afcliartered train for the purpose, of se-e-
ing the..STATE-not the little southern enri"
of it'-but the WHOLE. STAT'E--so :as .to
have firsthand' information as to what':the
.tate 'was, what it's needs are, etc., in odr
ftlht when the congress goes ,,into .session
agam ;at Washingt on" the first of next month,
they (-these congressmen) can tell their- col-
leagues and others, the president included;
what_ th'h had f6und-in Fllorida ard what"our
needs are.. .
Instead of doing this, it seems as though
it was an underhanded secret to again knock'
this section of the state arid stigmatize us as
being unwortthy of a visit from these gentle-
men who were really down here to investi-,
gate the resources of the ENTIRE STATE.
Yes, we say this .is another- time when
Western Florida--the best part of the sjate
-got a swift .kick. in the breeches by what
is known to be "A STATE CHAMBER OF.
COi)M MERC E."-Okaloosa Messenger.
.Well, suh, Judge. Mapoles, there maybe
something in what you say, but we weren't
particularly disappointed that the party did
not come oyer. into .pur neck 'o the woods
though we would have liked to have had then
in attendance at our recent Centennial Cele-
bration, for -the fact of the matter is that
practically all expenses of the trip, including
the chartered train, were paid by a certain
jwell-known sugar 'corporation that desired
particularly to have the .congressional party
look over the Everglades section-probably
with the idea of securing some of this easy
government money that all the big fellows
can get without effort but which is unob-
tainable by the little fellow who really needs
it the worst.
ST. JOE CELEBRATES
At Port St. Joe the 100th anniversary of
the writing of Florida's first constitution in
1838 is being commemorated in a great state-
Swide celebration. Notables from all over the
state and nearby states are gathering to-
Sgeth-er to make the occasion a success.
Those who have visited Port St. Joe say it
is really a wonderful celebration and one in
which this section might well take pride. The
people of :the- Gulf county metropolis, and par-
ticularly the:, members of the committed nin
charge have performed a. splendid service for
their .community :and .county, as well as for
the state at,..large. We congratulate them for
their: civic interest and their co-operative zeal.
.-Calhoun. county, 6f' which Port St. Joe was
formerly -a part, also has a centennial date
-poni its calendar, but it remains unnoticed.
This county was founded, by act of the terri.T
trial legislature.-iin 1838; the same -year in
which- the constitution vwa written at a con-
vention in Port St. Joe. With the opening of
the local bridge; this county had a wonderful
opportunity to capitalize on -the date, but. in-
terest heire'as been at a very low ebb. 'We
have lost" n oppbrtuiiity that perhaps never
v.ill be so uniquely. presented again.
It is a significant fact that for several-years
after the division of. this county, back. in
1925, Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe were
known as-having once been a part of Calhoun
county. Now we -find people in this county
eagerly letting everyone .know -that Port St.
Joe. used tp be a part of Calhoun county.
The .greatest fault that we people in this
county ha-ve is our snug contentment in sit-
ting on a log waiting for a miracle to hap-.
pen--Calhoun County Record.
AN OFFICIAL FLAG
The Port St. Joe Chamber :of .Commerce
has been asked by officials of the DdSoto Ex-
position tobe- held in.Tampa next month, to
have an: official flag made. to be displayed at
the' exposition this year and foi, the years .to
com e. .
SA' .ommnittee has been appointed by the
chamber to handle this and requests have
been made of: other civic organizations to
appoint committees to a general meeting .for
the' purpose of selectifig'an' emblem or in-
signia that will properly represent this area
and then adopt it as the official emblem for
SWe don't want to seem presumptious, but
.in our humble opinion there is But one' choice
of an emblem. toggo on such' a banner, aind
-that is-the -moinument which ,marks the site
of "the holding of' the- state's first constitu-
Last weeks' edition of. the Port. St. Jpoe
.Star. -was a colorful Centennial Celebration
Edition in three sectiofis commemorating the
100th" anniversary of the .signiing of the codn-
stitutioli of -'lorida. .
SIt" required much work by Editor W. S
Smith, to get. out this special edition, giving.
interesting sketches of -historical- events in
that city and the surrounding, territory. and
covering various -parts of Flbrida,:
To Editor .Smith wpx extend' coxgratulations
for this colorful .Centennial Celebration Edi-.
tion.--Florida Advocat .
By The Other Fellow
state -of Florida which made the
Centennial Ceiebration -a-: successs
in spite of almost unsurmountable
Excepting Louisiana, Florida has
the lowest average elevation above -
sea level of any state in the
Union. Its greatest- height, Iron
Mountain,.is about 325 feet above
Why Not YOU, Too?
SEnjoy 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
'. Postoffice .Address .
WEWAHITCH KA, FLA.
Stray Thoughts on the Centennial
I only saw the Centennial-part
of the four days, but a little each
day. .. There were many ifs
and buts about the\celebrationD but
its success in spite of the untimely
season and. some rather chilly
weather is extremely gratifying to
the people of Port St. Joe and, I
believe, to all our friends in Flor-
I feel a delicacy in praising
any particular, person or group
that assisted in making a success
of the first effort of this, little
town towards entertaining the
state at large. Naturally I could
not see or hear everything, and I
missed many speeches by notables,
Sand not being a notable myself, I
'stood on the" sidelines and' awked
and listened as .best I could. '
Friday was teachers' dE(y-and.
did I take -pride in the showing'
our teachers made. I was so
-swamped with emotion and so
proud of my native state that I
was surprised; even at myself.
'I just happened to arrive in time
to hear the-addiress; by Mayor Al-
sop of Jacrsonville, and feeling as
I did that Jacksonvillle was just
one step ahead of Port St. Joe,
naturally I felt a broth lly feeling
to-ward Mayor Alsop.::. do think
that his add-ess was one of the
highlights of the centennial, and
when he mentioned that we should
do away with sectional feeling in
Florida and pull for a solid state
with no north, south, east or west
Florida, but one great state pull-
ing together, I felt that he was
no mere mayorof the city .of Jack-
sonville, but a great citizen of a
I must. say that all during the
festivities I felt proud of our little
high school band, not one of whom
hardly knew a note until 1938, and
I hope that some day, with plenty
of .practice, they may equal the
Walton high school band, which I
believe is: the best in this section
of the state, outside the :profes-
sionals, and I never have enjoyed
anything more than I did their
rendition of the medley of Stephen
Saturday night, as the parade
passed' the Centennial building, I
was reminded of the sentence that
Daniel Webster once started a
speech in a prophetic vision, of the
future of the United States;, "Un-
told ages and : visions( of glory.
crowd upon my soul tonight:'.
That is the way I' felt about
Port St. Joe, and that is. the way
I have felt all these 28 years, and
the -vision that I haye always had
of a seaport at the..foot of the
Chattahoochee -river valley is be-
I feel that the .people of Port St.
Joe appreciate to the utmost the
co-operation of the people of the
DR. J.C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
Glasses fitted when needed
Made In-Our. Own Laboratory
Office Hours: -9 a. m; to 6 p. m.
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
SDo yoiu feel tense-and keyed-
up? Do the care of thehome and
children, the obligatioii of social
or community life, the worry of'
finances, "get on your nerves"?
"N E RV E:.S"- :-
May spell the difference. be-..
tween happiness, and misery for
you and ydur family.
If you are- Nervous, Sleepless,
Irritable,- Restless, it may be due
to an overwrought nervous con-
dition. If'so, you will find Dr..
Miles Nervine. a real help.
Your Druggist has Dr. Miles
Nervine both Lquid and- Effer-
Large btL $1.00, Small btL 250
Large pkg. 75*, Small pkg. 35*
Best for Purity, Quality
S Cows: Are
Pasteurized for Your i
D E 3R L
World's Fair Millions to See China Clippers
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. Fast nearing completion on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is the 1939 Golden Gate Inter-
national Expositlon, as seen in this .niw picture taken from adjoining XeYba Buena Island. Here in
the harbor where sailboats now play, Exposition vistorg -ill see uit Pa-Amerolan Cllipm antb.
ing.rand departing on trans-Pacific flights. .... .. -. ..t P .. ,,. '-'
LeHARDY STOCKS GIFO
TO PLEASE.THE MO
LeHardy's Pharmacy has a.
citing array. dof Christmas
in which maybe found some
to please anyone you, have in
from mother t6.'your best-bel
At LeHardy's will be found
fumes of the very best br
-special cosmetic sets in beai
gift boxes; unusual compact
,stick ands mascara sets in s
gold and enamel; toilet water
bath salt in handsome boi
watches and jewelry ; delig
knick knacks that are useful
well as ornamental.
HE STORE OF A
Follow the Chris
NO STORE CAN T
UY GIFTS FOR
EID AV NUE
TS And' for the men of'the family
)ST there will be found rods, reels and m R 0J L 'lsify
Sette..cases and tobacco; ties and
- tie and buckle sets; bill folds and By RUSSELL KAY
n ex- other leather goods, and hundreds
gifts of other items too .numerous to
thing mention. There was a time when only the
mind Above all, there is that ever- children believed in Santa Claus,
oved. welcome gift candy. And Le- but nowadays it is getting to be a
per- Hardyf-STOC~S T-best, both in sort of nationaL pastime. Wh]Ue, the.
nds; chocolates and hard candies. kiddles still lobk for a guy wear-
utiful' '- ing a pair of red pajamas and a
, lip- Prisoners' are moved by trailer long white beard, older folks hover
silver, in the Texas prison system's 'round, the chimney and hang up
r and "traveling jail." their stockin' in the hope that Mr.
titles; -- ----- Roosevelt, Dr. Townsend or some
:htful Greek women used' mirrors of other modern wizard will fill it.
ul as shiny bronze, sometimes with sil- Franklin D. has come nearer to
ver over it. the "fireside" than anyone else so
Sfar, but the number of bright-eyed
hopeful oldsters has increased
with such amazing rapidity that he
has only been able to partially
satisfy .a very limited number.
S- In consequence, Dr. Townsend
N| G I! p has been looked upon by many as
a more promising giver of gifts,
and while he has been able to de-
liver' words of cheer and has
painted pictures of peace, pros-
perity and plenty fort those in
their second childhood, so far his
pack has remained empty and such
.stockings as have been hanging
.about for his attention remain limp
S E Opportunists and-political aspir-
ants, quick to sense the hope be-
ing generated by the good Doctor's
appeal, have been hopping on the
band-wagon and doing their part
to impress his followers that there
really IS a Santa Claus, that they
know him personally, have a lot
of influence and, if given' the op-
portunity, can arrange to have him
put them on his list.
For several years oldsters have
contributed their nickels, dimes
and pennies to these Good Samari-
tans who promise to help advance
,, T the date of Christmas, and while
tmas Shopping Thron To thousands who have made such
Contributions went to their graves
with no return on their invest-
LS ment, the good work goes on and
'AKE THE PLACE OF THE hope still lives in the breasts of
those who carry on.
,ENT STORE jJ Seeing the success of the Town-
Ssend movement, others have de.
Svised new and better plans and
STUE WUH l F FAMILY now dangle a modern streamlined
.% F.AnIUL l Santa Claus before us in the "$30
A T I Every Thursday" plan.
Fantastic and screwey as it is,
Sa sufficient number of Califor-
nians fell for it to elect its advo-
cate to a seat in the United States
senate and defeat as strong and
Staunch a Democrat as Wiliam G.
SCent Store Now, like the chain letter head-
m t U ache, it is spreading over the coun-
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. try to get in the hair or polltt-
clans and the populace in general
and furLhe .mu ndday pm j4 ..
of economic sanity that are already
heavy with silt.
In Lakeland recently was born
"The Florida Pension Plan Asso-
ciation," made' :up'.f-q~'-ggroup-"',:
more..or. less unknowns,,.wwho,,pro.,
pose to set out in search of a
Florlda Santa Claus in the form of
a "$30 Every Thur d'ay" set-up in
this state. Anybody possessed' with
a childlike faith and able to put
up a penny a day, or '$3.65 a.year,
in the form of membership dues,
may '*join the army," sign a peti-
tion and go forth to "preach the
gospel." A penny -a day isn't much
in itself, but if a sufficient number
of followers can be induced to join
the ranks it. will proyide a tidy
sum for somebody lo play with.
Towosendites who are not con-
tent to have all their eggs in one
basket, will be permitted to place
bets on the new plan at $3.65 a
throw; politicians who have been
helped on their way with a Town-
send button can now join the new
congregation and, like floating
refuse, go In with the tide.
It all sounds swell, and while
I'm getting' old, I think I'll just sit
back and wait until some guy
comes around with a sure-fire
"Million Dollars Every Monday"
plan And if it don't cost too much
to get myself elected treasurer of
the set-up, I'll try for the job. It
ought to provide for MY old age,
even If it never worked for any of
the contributing members.
SWa' The Star to a friend.
IS NO W OPEN!
We Invite the Kiddies and Grownups to See the Many
Toys and Gifts Displayed Herel
SOMETHING FOR ALL!
WE ALSO INVITE ALL THE KIDDIES TO MEET
SSANTA CLAUS IN PERSON
AT OUR STORE AT 3 P. M. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
Toys for Girls &Boys
We have one of the most complete
S ine of Toys in Port St. Joe.
MECHANICAL, TOYS GAMES
Sja KITCHEN SETS DISHES
BOATS SEWING MACHINES
and HUNDREDS 6F OTHERS
For the Men!
Steel and Bamboo Rods
STackle Boxes Shotguns
FOR THE LADIES We Suggest
DINNERWARE and GLASSWARE CARVING SETS
SPYREX and ROCKY MOUNT TABLE and OVENWARE
and, Other, Items Too Numerous To Mention
ST. JOE HARDWARE
PORT ST. JOE
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a SN -"-
THE STAR, PORT ST. 'JOE, FLORIDA
IeRIDAY. DECEMBER. 16, 1938
SHEER HOSIERY IS
FINEST OF GIFTS
One gift tha~ tf n9eer:have toc
manyaI '--iOAioMeMyV! Par
nfilayt ttly^Whelrti3t.-barkwood, th(
finest and sheerest, which is beini
offered .';by ;Ha.usedr Departmen'
Store. This hose is festivell
packed in Christmas boxes, and i
gift of several pair of these wil
prove' your good taste by the wal
they fit, the way they wear and
the way they look.
Give hosiery-and give Lark
Protect your home. and youl
family from tuberculosis. Bus
Haiti's 2,000,000 negroes speal
a French patois.
r Fresh Shipments Daily
We Carry a CQmplete Line of
All Sea Foods
BLUE FISH FRESH ROE
CLYDE JONES, Prop
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METHODIST W. M. S.
MEETS AT CHURCH
The Methodist Woman's Mission-
ary Society met at the church Mon-
day afternoon with 19 members
present and Mrs. W. E. Boyd pre-
Motion was made and carried
that all officers be re-elected fol
the coming year. Mrs. Edwin Ram-
sey resigned as treasurer and Mrs.
B. H. Smith was elected to the of.
Mrs. R. R. Hodges, social serv-
ice chairman; made a motion, and
it was carried, that the society
would not hold a Christmas party
but would bring gifts of money to
be given to the needy. Mrs. G. A.
Patton gave a report of the booth-
on the Centennial grounds and a
rising vote of thanks was given
Mrs. Hodges, 'Mrs. McNeill and
Mrs. Pat-ton for their splendid and
untiring work at the booth.
Rev. D. E. Marietta .asked the
society to sponsor .and advertise a
program of four one-act plays to
be:.giyen at. the Apalacn.lcola Pres-
byterian church Friday night. He
also requested the 'circles visit the
newcomers, at' the Kinney mill.
Mrs. Patton'announced that the
Woman's .Club would hold their
Christmna program' December 21,
and that' 'achl member is to bring
a 25-cent gift to be given out.
The meeting. was closed with
song, "Wonderful Words of Life,"
followed with .prayer by Rev.
MARTHA CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. PATTERSON
The Martha Circle of the Bap-
tist Missionary Society met Mon-
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
J. M. Patterson: Mrs. Charles Me-
Clellan presided in the absence of
Mrs. McCaskey, chairman. The de-
votional was followed with prayer
by Mrs. Holliday. A short Business
session was held at which time
plans were made for the Christ-
mas party. 'Mrs. Dendy led the
Bible study, the Book of Exodus.
Following the business meeting
the hostess, served a delicious
salad plate and hot chocolate to
eight members and two visitors.
Mr. and Mrs. Cory Capps of
Port St. Joe announce the birth of
a 71/-pound girl on Tuesday, De-
cember 13. Mother and daughter
are reported doing nicely.
'Miss Molly Scales of Perry was
the week-end guest of Miss Julia
A A &r
Mr. and Mrs. E, R. Thompson
of Panama City spent last Friday
in Port St. Joe, guests of Mr." and
Mrs. B. B. Conklin.
Romeleus Thompson of DeFuniak
Springs, director of the Crestview
band, attended' the Centennial Cele-
bration,. bringing with him his
band to aid in the leAtlvltles.
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayless and
sons, Elgin and Tommy, were the
week-end' guests of Mrs. Nora
Leonard Belin of Panama City
spent Saturday in Port St. Joe,
the guest of Jake Belin.
Miss Pauline Arno.d returned to
her home in Quincy Sunday after
spending the week-end' here visit-
ing her sister, Miss Aileen Arnold.,
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Mitchell
were transacting business Sunday
Capt. George Shearouse of De-
Funiak Springs was in. the city
with, his high school band' last
Saturday participating in the cele-
At the Churches
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10: 00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. an.-Evening worship.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
H. P. Mbney, Pastor
Full time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayer meeting every Wednes-
MRS. HUDSON AND MRS.
Mrs. George Hudson and Mrs. G.
Edwards were co-hostesses Tues-
day afternoon at the home of the
former when they 'entertained
with three tables of bridge. At-
tractive holiday decorations were
used throughout the home. After
three progressions,' prizes were
presented to Mrs. B. Hull, high;
.Mrs. T. Frary, low, and Mrs. G.
Refreshments were served to
Mesdames T. Gregg, B. Hul, J.
Bounds, A., Woods, R. Carter, T.
Frary, J. Sowers, W. Talley, Mor.
row, R. Chism, G. Gore and. G.
MARY CIRCLE OF BAPTLST
CHURCH IN MEETING
The Mary Circle of the Baptist
Missionary Society met Monday
afternoon at the church. Old and
new business was discussed after
which the W. M. U. social was
planned, to be held at the home of
Mrs. C. G..Costin. A new co-chair-
man, Mrs. J. W. Halley, was
elected. Mrs. Morrow took the per-
sonal service record and asked
each member to do some kind of
personal service at; Christmas.
A short Bible study was held on
"The Star of Iavid'." Mrs. J. W.
Sisemore led in a special prayer
for members and Mrs. Ezell, who
was called home by the death of
her mother. The meeting was ad-
journed to meet M'ondayj with Mrs.
W. L. Durant bn Woodward ave-
nue at Third street.
MRS., B. OWENS ENTERTAINS
TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. B. Owens entertained the
Tuesday Bridge club this week at
her home on Seventn street. The
Christmas motif was used in the
decorations of the living room
where tables were placed-for play.
After several progressions, scores
were tallied and prizes presented.
Refreshments were served to the
members present. /
WEDDING OF INTEREST
A wedding announcement of in-
terest to the people .of Port St.
Joe is that of Patricia Alson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy.W.
Sexton of Ponte Verda and Wythe-
vile, Va., and Ned Alexander Pat-
ton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Patton of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Steele and
family of. Atmore,. Ala., were the
guests. last Friday of Mr.'and Mrs.
I. 0. Roberts.
Miss Marigene Williams of
Campbellton was te week-end
guest of Miss Marigene Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hauser and
small daughter were visiting Sun-
day in Panama City.
Mrs. Ruth Larkin of Bristol was
the week-end visitor of Mr. and
Mrs. Monty Larkin.
Mrs. M. B. Smilh left Sunday for
her home in Dothan, Ala., after
spending the week here.
MRS. WHITE ELECTED
WORTHY MATRON OF O.E.S.
Mrs. Effie White was elected
worthy matron of the Port St. Joe
Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, at
the regular meeting Tuesday eve-
ning in the Masonic hall.
Other officers named for the
new year were: Oscar Roberts,
worthy patron; Mrs. Erin Kelley,
associate matron; Rev. D. E. Mari-
ettta, associate patron; Mrs. Sara
Morgan, conductress; Mrs. Lovie
Coburn, associate conductress;
Mrs. Eula Pridgeon, secretary;
Rev. H. F. Beaty, treasurer; Mrs.
Allie V. Thomason, marshal; Mrs.
Marie Jones, sentinel; Mrs. Zola
Maddox, warder;' Mrs. Emma
Stone, chaplain, and Miss Myrtice
Coody, organist. Star points are
Mrs. Alma Parker, Adah; Mrs.
Euphemia Trewicki Ruth; Mrs.
Whitton, Esther; Mrs. Ella Glenn,
Martha, and Mrs. Bessie Smith,
It is anticipated that joint in-
stallation ceremonies will be held
on Deceiger 27 with the Masons.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Crockett en-
tertained a number of friends at
their home on Reld avenue last
Saturday night. Soon after arrival
of the guests, all left for the Cen-
tennial dance,- to return at inter-
mission, when delectable' refresh-
ments were served to Mr. and
Mrs. B. B. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs.
P. D. Watts, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Mitchell, Mr; and Mrs. Sammie Da-
vis, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Frary, Dr.
J. C. Coe, Lieut. Bailey and Mrs.
D. McDonnelI, Mrs.. Elvie Brooks
and G. Johnson of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Helen Allen and daughter,
Peggy. will leave toaay for their.
home in Gordon, Ala., to'spnd' the
holidays with their family.
Miss Katherine Smith of Mari-
anna was the guest last Friday of
Mrs. Philip Lovett.
The Star does all types of Com-
mercial Printing. See us.
GIVE HAMILTON ACCURACY
Smart, modern design is one
thing that will attract your eye to
a Hamilton. But the quality that
makes a Hamilton the preferred
gift watch is accuracy. And
accuracy is a quality you can't
see. You have to experience it to
truly appreciate it. Hamilton
Watches $37.50 up.
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Through the Clouds and
Sin Time for Christmas
r1 HE plane, "The Betsy Lee,"
S had climbed to 10,000 feet. The
Sman at the controls peered
through the. misted glass at the
dense bank of clouds ahead. He
had already encountered one squall,
and there was a coating of ice on
Should he turn back, and take the
train that would get him home too
late for Christmas? Then he thought
how disappointed Lucy and the kids
would be. Christmas 'without Dad-
dy. He squared his jaw and mut-
tered: "Bill Parker, you're no quit-
ter; Betsy, we are going through!"
He grasped the stick with a steady
hand as the bank of clouds loomed
closer, and plunged into them.
The wind tore at.the plane, caus-
ing it to zigzag crazily and it took
all the strength of Bill's iron mus-
cles:to prevent a tailspin. Rain and
hail fell in torrents, with ia occa-
sional flash' of lightning piercing the
"What a storm to fight!" If he,
could climb high enough he might
get above it The roar of the en-
gine answered,, as he opened up the
throttle, and the plane began to
climb. Twenty thousand feet, the
instruments registered. The storm
,was still with him. Five thousand
more-he felt dizzy and numb. Then
a lull as the plane roared into a
calm, moon-silvered night.
Bill pounded his numb hands.
"We're going' through, Betsy, old
girl, but it was close to 'Another
plane crashed' headline. We missed
the front page but we'll soon be
home."-Jocile Webb Pearson.
Western Newspaper Union.
The University of Florida, at
Gainesville, was founded. In 1884.
Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and fourth
Puesdays of each month in the
Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visi-
tors who are members are. cor-
dially invited to be present.
American Legion Meets first
Monday in month at club house.
Legion Auxiliary Meets first
Monday in month at club house.
Woman's Club meeting First
and third Wednesdays, 4 p. m.;
Port Inn parlor.
Christmas Seals are becoming
increasingly popular among stamp
PIANO FOR SALE--In fair condi-
tion; looks good. Will sacrifice
at a-bargain. Address inquiries
to Box. HM, The Star. 1
UNFURNISHED 9 by .18-foot cab-
ins; ceied overhead and sides;.
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
SJoe Lumber Co.. 12121tf
ELECTRIC WIRING-In all Its
branches, reasonable. Fixtures
and Fans. Repairs.
COMPANY Port St. Joe
Home Office, Apalaohicol. Box 313
III IIIm lFWFI D M
Company 1 6V1W -Il I V
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. PORT ST. JOE /FLORIDA
^i-~s~i~iSd~ t.1 ai-St'Slt4si-;Sl T~S<}SiS^S)'f
FRIDAY,. DECEMBER 16.)19W8:
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOI4 FLORIDA
FID 'bCME 16, 198TESAPR T JE LRD AEFV
\SEES ALL- < THE STAFF
Editor-in-Chief ......Edward Hufft
KNOWS ALL- Sports Editor and Assistant
STELLS ALL- Editor-in-Chief.....Al Schneider
Society Editors ........ Martha
ABOUT HAPPENINGS Hinson and Dorothy Trawick
IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH Jokes...Dick Stepp, Paul Johnson
BASKETBALL PRACTICE IMAGINE I BASKETBALL GIRLS PLAN
TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK Dorothy Trawick tall and slim, STUDY OF RULE BOOKS
Myrtle Whitaker without a him.
Dick Stepp looking dignified. We girls of the St. Joe high
Basketball makes its initial ap- Miss Thompson cooking country basketball team have enjoyed
pearance next week to the St. Joe fed every holiday we have had, but we
Sharks, when practice is supposed ppy Gibson with eyes ofblue.will b4 glad when we can get
Tuppy Gibson with eyes of ,blue. .
to start, depending upon work at Winsn's hair of a different hue. settled down and do some real
the community building, where it Paul Johnson, if he suddenly good practicing.
is expected all games will be D M.. e All of the girls have purchased
got fat. Dave Maddox not wear-
played. The goals as yet have not rule books and plan to study them
been erected, but are expected to so that we can be a well-organized
SAl Schneider if.he lost his curls.
be in place the first of next week; St. group of girls.
St. Joe High with no girly.gi
The Sharks were hard-hit by lelan s. There isn't much news this week
Miss .McClellan saying ain't.
graduation last.June when Buddy Marie Kirl. and waing, but we all take time out to wish
Marjorie Kirkland wearing:paint. ...
Gibson, center, and Jimmy Morton, la a .he one and all a Merry Crhistmas
forward, received their dApllmas. AUah .Mae It .her hair -were .. .....
forward, received their diplomas. t a 'If r ith a nd a Happy New Year. We'll
Cy Williams, promising young for- ra B y Csign off until next year.
ward, failed to return to school date. Basketball: Girls.
Dorothy Crockett with a long, ."
and will be declared ineligible if' Dorothy Crockett with a long,
sharp nosb. Mary Guertin' baring
he does return at mid-term. a rtl SCHOOLS CLOSE.TODAY
The few remaining lettermen .Ed fft without his three Ms. The Port St. Joe schools will
Ed .Hufft without his three M's.
from last year's team are. Dick let out today for a two weeks' va-
Leo Kennedy looking trim.
Stepp, forward; !Al Schneider, not o with cation over the Christmas and
guard; Ed Hufft, guard, and' Wil- BMary adHlsona t gnog wit New Year holidays. Students are
liam Trawick, center. Harold Wil- ray. aie ary not acng expected 'to returto school on
liams, the other first string for- le a a y January 3.
-Hlder. Sorrensen. learning his J
ward, and Ausley Stoutemire are il. Ser en learnthg his
Spanish. Opal Green: not looking
promising to addf extra strength to Spanish., NEW STUDENT
the team. The newest addition to the ju-
The first game is expected to be nior class is Max Maddox. Wel-
played some- time shortly after Ed Hufft ought to ve appointed come to our school, Max, and we
school ;opens following, the Christ- to the safety patrol. He' made.. a hope that you enjoy it here.
mas holidays. Coach Tom Owens, good job of parking other peoples' ----- ----
athletic director, will coach the cars during the Centennial. Howard Taunton seems to be
team. --- two-timing a certain young lady
Ouryoung scho,,o teachers sure hereabouts. Seems, as though he
We- wonder if WT. J. and A. M. were putting on the bug during har her already wearing his ring.
D have had a quarrel. This writer tbe Centennial It ee-ms as though That sure was fast work.
happened- to see W. J. a.e -slw the night life i i finally ~al:hing up '- .
with a cute freshman g~1.' wth' them. It pays to advertise-try it!
For Every Home
THEY SAVE VALUABLE TIME AND ENERGY!
THEY MAKE OLD FAVORITES TASTE BETTER
Here are gifts'that can be used to make the eventful Christmas
morning breakfast! And many others that will speed up tasks
about the house. Practical in every sense of the word these
beautiful Electric Gifts for the home!
Modern streamlined design, chrom-
ium plated doors and (
"l top. Cord and plug. $2.25
\ I Toasts Two Slices in a Jiffy
S Makes delicious waffles, in a few
I minutes. Complete with
Cord and Plug. $5.95
ELECTRIC FOOD MIXER
Almostmagical! It whips and
beats. Includes 2 mixing .bowls,
2 paddles and juice $13
extractor. Only .3.95
Good Housekeeping Approved
"HEAT CONTROL" IRON
Control amount of heat with
your fingertip. Heat control dial l,
saves time and elec-'.
tricity. Cord and plug. 9
PORT ST. JOE
ELECTRICAL GIFTS Rev. Beaty Extends'
ARE ALWAYS GOOD Congratulations To
If Santa Claus could grant every Centennial Committee
wife and mother a wish, most of
them would be likely to ask for The following letter of apprecia-
more leisure. And that wish can tion and congratulation has been
be granted b3i giving electrical sent to Mayor J. L. Sharit, general
gifts this Christmas. chairman of the Centennial Cele-
Roche's Appliance Store has brat-io committee, by Rei. H. F.
everything that will ,lighten the Beaty, pastor of the Presbyterian
drudgery of housework electric church:
refrigerators; stoves, irons, wash- Mr. J. L. Sharit
ing machines, kitchen mixers, Port St. Joe, Fla.
toasters, waffle irons, percolators Dear Mr. Sharit-To you and
.-..every one of tnem will lighten through you allow me and'my fam-
the labor about the home. ily to express our full kpprecia-
Any one of these items will tion of the celebration of the Cen-
make an ideal gift-and the best tennial. The programs were very
part of it is that Roche's will give well arranged and carried out to
easy terms on most of them so the credit of, those taking part.
"that you do not have to skimp on Port St. Joe is'to be congratulated
presents for others. on holding so successfully this
Buy electrical goods made by es- celebration in spite of great diffi-
tablished .concerns, and buy them culties)
:from Roche's-a dealer on whom My only regret is that more of
:you can rely to handle the best. the people of the state did not
come to enjoy it and show their
Miss Maxine Delk returned Sun- appreciation of the early history
day to her home in Tallahassee af- of our great state. And' I am 'sure
ter spending the week here with that the children' who attended
Mr. and Mrs. J. -L. Sharit. have learned a lesson that will
Ur never be forgotten, and which will
Mrs. Charles Brown and children help them to learn more in school
of Apalachicola spent the week- and be better fitted- for life.
end in the city with Charles One very pleasing thing to me
Brown. Iwas that all the speakers, wh'o
S& -? were mostly our political leaders,
Leo Andrews, district supervisor emphasized the genuine worth of
of recreation, WPA, of DeFuniak the great principles that moved
Springs, spent Saturday in Port St. our forefathers in establishing our
Joe visiting friends and attending state and nation, and called upon
the Centennial Celebration. us to be worthy successors by
ir practicing these same great vir.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mira and little. tues.
daughter, Dolores, left Sunday for Offering you myself in whatever
Pleasantville, N. Y., to spend 'the way I may serve to make. Port St.
Christmas holidays. Joe and this section the best and
& a .. most desirable part of our coun.
Miss 'Aaryee Collier will leave try, I remain,
tomorrow for Crescent City 'to Very sincerely yours,
spend the holt.ys with her par- EV. H. F. BEATY.
SS'*. Mr. and Mrs. Ores Miller of
Collos Land, grammar school Blountstown were the week-end
teacher, will leave today for points guests' of Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
in North Carolina to'. spend the Dendy and Mr. and Mrs, J. F.
Christmas holidays .. Miller. .. ., .
Mrs. M. J. Thompson arrived
last Friday from Saint Andrews to
spend a couple, of weeks here with
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. B. B. Conklin.
Mrs. H. L. Oliver and( daughter,
:Mercer Louise, of Apalachicola,
were visiting in the city Friday.
Mrs. Hortense K. Kells, Demo-
cratic committeewoman of Tampa,
visited in this city last Friday to
attend the Centennial fete.
Mrs. H. C. Whitaker of Dankin,
Nebr., attended the Centennial fesL
tivities here last weew.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hall and
family'moved to Port St. Joe last
Friday from Herrington Park, N.
Mrs. Elvie Brooas, Mrs. D. Mc-
Donnell and H. E. Johnson of Tal-
lahassee were the guests Saturday
of. Mr, and Mrs. H. L. Crockett.
Miss Amelia Scnneider, student
at F. S. C. W., TalTahassee, spent
Saturday in this city with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneider.
Miss Aileen Arnold will leave to-
morrow for.her hume In Quincy to
spend the holidays with her fam-
The Misses Juanita Gunn and
Louise Soloman will leave tomor-
row for their homes In Perry to
spend the holidays.
Miss Jewel Presnell, field super-
visor of music, WPA, Tallahassee,
was visiting in the city last Friday
Miss Mattie Owens left Sunday
after spending a week in the city
as the.:gust of Mrs. Helen Allen.
THAT'S WHAT THE
OFFER TO PORT ST. JOE
WITH OPENING OF THEIR
CREECH BROTHERS OFFER
The kind of cleaning you have been wanting. .
Fast, and at the same time work of the highest
quality. Send us your clothes today-we'll
return them fresh, clean and new in appearance
THE SAME DAY!
TAILORS AND CLEANERS
FRIDAY, MbECEMBER 16, 1938
THE -STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1938
OF GULF COUNTY.
SCHOO Gii GIVEN
Report Given State Superintendent
Colin English Shows Expen-
ditures of $87,575
The cost of operating Gulf
county schools last year was $39,-
927,. according to county reports
submitted to State Superintendent
Cost of instruction, including
teachers' salaries, textbooks and
classroom supplies was $29,523;
cost. of transportation, $2,856, and
cost of county administration, $3,-
557. Other current expenses in-
cluded cost of maintenance heat,
water, light, insurance, rents and
Capital outlay for purchases of a
fixed nature, sucn as new build-
ings, school buses or equipment,
totaled $38,310. Payment for bonds
and other debts was $9,338, bring-
ing the total expenditure to $87,-
The combined cost of operating;
schools in all Florida counties was
$18,621,252, three-fourths of which
was for instruction. In, addition to
this, $2,503,441i. was expended, as-
capital outlay and $4,758,885 for
payment of bonds and other in-
The average dollar spent for
public education in Florida, in-
'cluding 'capital outlay and debt
service, was- as follows: 2.6 cents
for administration, 54 cents for in-
struction, 5 cents for transporta-
tion, 10 cents for other current ex-
penses; 10 cents for capital outlay
and 18.4 ,cents for debt service.
CODE IS ISSUED
Safety Director Urges Hunters To
Observe Safety Rules To
i.'". Avoid Accidents
Asher Frank, state safety direc-
tor, has issued a "Sportsman's
Code" in the interest of prevention
.of serious accidents to hunters in
the woods, and he urges that all
sportsmen observe its tern com-
mandments. It follows:
1. I will never allow the muzzle
of my gun to point at anything
which I do not intend to shoot.
S2. I will never load my gun
when the muzzle is pointed at any
part of my body or any person;
nor stand in front of anybody who
is loading a gun.
3. I will never cock my gun
- and pull the trigger for fun.
4. I will never shoot directly at
a flat, hard surface, a bottle, or
similar object, as the bullet is cer-
tain to ricochet (glance) from it.
5. I will never handle a gun
without first opening the breech
TO BE SURE THE GUTN IS
EMPTY and looking through the
bore to see that it is clean.
6. I will never carry my gun
loaded except when hunting, and
will. then be sure that it is locked
in the "safe" position.
7. I will never shoot at a song
bird or harmless animal for sport
and .will always be sure that no
wounded game is left to suffer.
8. I will remember that a .22
caliber bullet will travel three-
ouarters of a mile, through nine
inches of ordinary board, and will
*ri'ebht a long way across water.
9. I will always put my "gun
muzzle first through a fence be-
fore-I climb the fence. I will
Climb over between the next two
10. I will always g*ve my gun a
thorough cleaning as soon as I am
The only warm blooded animals
are birds and mammals.
Advertise that Special Sale. The
Star prints dodgers and circulars.
Would Uae System of' Federal
Courts Where Sentences
Secretary of State R. A. Gray is
sponsoring a proposal to establish
in Florida courts a probation sys-
tem permitting the careful super-
vision of criminals released on
He has proposed to a special
committee of the Florida Proba-
tion association, of which he is a
member, that the system used in
United States district courts be
copied in Florida trial courts.
"Very often a juage feels that a
prisoner need not Ce sent to the
penitentiary, but he has no way of
keeping check oh whether the
prisoner will go 'straight," said
"If he could put the prisoner in
custody of a probation officer, it
would permit many men to reha-
bilitate their lives while under the
supervision of a court officer. The
prisoner would have to make regu-
lar reports and would have to ob-
tain permission before leaving the
"One of the worst difficulties
about persons convicted of minor
offenses or for the first time, is
that they can't get work. The pro-
bation system under the federal
courts helps find jobs for deserv-
ing persons who have been con-
victed and released."
Gray estimated one probation of-
ficer in each of the state's 16 ju-
dicial circuits could handle work
of the circuit and criminal courts.
He said, the association probably
would' ask, tht 1939 legislature. to
consider enactment of, necessary
laws to put the plan into effect.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
This week sees the opening of
a modern and up-to'date: dry
cleaning and tailoring: establish-
ment in Port St. Joe by Kenneth
and. Gus Creech in.the old Costin
building on Reid' avenue.
Their equipment is of the latest
type and they use a non-inflam-
mable cleaning fluid that leaves
no odor. A filter is incorporated
in the cleaning machine which as-
sures a continuous flow of clean,
fresh fluid at all times.
In addition to cleaning and
pressing, the Creech brothers also
do expert tailoring, altering and
repairing, keeping on hand a sup-
ply of material for almost any type
.ef tailoring work.
A visit to their plant will be
well worthwhile, as it is the only
cleaning establishment of its type
in this section of the state.
Jean Francois de Rozier made
the first balloon ascent in 1783.
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 $1.50 per
box with delivery
from two to six hours after
order is placed.
In addition, we have sev-
eral similar 21-card box as-
sortments whih come with
gold 'Ink with whjch you can
place your signature on the
cards in raised letters .
These are $1.00 per box.
Remember, .our supply is
Matter' of Untested Cqment Used'
'la Straightened Out And
The Calhoun bridge across the
Apalachicola river between Bristol
and Blountstown is at last legally
open and under formal lease by
the state road department.
The contract was entered into
by the state last week after much Acceptance of the bridge had
delay and numerous conferences been delayed for nearly three
.that have attended negotiations | months -bec-ue ofio-.anBl.leged de-
since 'September" 1. The ase Tctie slab in'"which"the' contrac-
agreement, signed on Dece~i Tr. ooshe-Wr isconsin. .Bridg. & Iron
and made public last Friday, calls company, was ,said to heve used
for the payme-nt of rentals by the untested cement. After many con-
state road department to Calhoun ferences, the road department fi-
county in sufficient amount to pay nally agreed to accept the span,
the principal and interest on the and the lease agreement was
$563,000 worth of bridge revenue formally signed.
bonds now, held by the Public The bridge was built as a PW!A
Works Administration. The rentals grant of $393,273 from the federal
will retire the bonds over a be- government and a loan of $563,000
riod of 32 years, during which secured by revenue bonds floated
time the state will operate the by the freeholders of the county.
bridge toll-free. -Blountstown Record.
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Buy your gifts from one of the finest stocks in Port
find they're NOT unwanted trinkets and dizzy "do
and desirable presents with unmistakable distinction
SEvening in Paris ...150 to $1
SCoty's $1.50 u
l Many Other Famous Makes
SAt Various Prices
*^^ 0C A D Y
Is the BEST!
Beautiful Boxes at All Price
HARD CANDIES STICK CANDY MINTS ETC
t St. Joe. You'R
o-dads," but attractive
6 v .-
For the traveling lady.
is Face Powders ......$1.00 i
Compacts ............98c up
. Bath Salts 98c
Electric frons .$1.25 up
Kitchen Mixer W1.98
FISHING TACKLE IF HE SMOKES
The Ideal Gift! Hell appreciate any one or
R s $2.95 up more of these items!
Rods $2.95 up
Reels $1.50 up Kaywood Pipes-In
Casting Plugs, Hooks, Etc. Gift Boxes ........$4.00 up
i *S M Tobacco, in Christmas
BUCKLE ETJars 48c up
BUCKLE SETS Tobacco Pouches ........$1.00
IH VMen's Sterling Silver Tie Cigarette Cases .........$1 up
Clip and Belt Buckle Sets Cigarettes, carton ......$1.40
Cigars, box... $1.2 & $250
Gladstone Bags.....$13.95 up
PEN AND PENCIL SETS Bill Folds and Key
Sets $1.50 up
Parker's e $3.00 up Travel Sets ............$18 up
i $50 DIAMOND RING
TO BE GIVEN AWAY CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24
SASK US ABOUT IT
"Your Gift Heardquarters" /
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
THE STAR. PORT, ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1938
L B 6,18 T
Gambia is- the smallest and
most northerly of the Biitish West
African dependencies.- -
The. clarinet was-'dev elped by
Joseph Christopher':. -Definer'- at
ititierg- in 1690
We Stock the Finest
At Prices You Can Afford
We Have Just Installed A
NEW SNOOKER TABLE
Come In and Enjoy a Few
Games of Pool
and BILLIARD PARLOR.
FRANK LeHARDY, Prop.
WE IHAUL ANYTI
.CALL US FOR LIGHT
W E HAVE. GOQD CL4AN B
.Prompt. and Efficie
SRHONE 70 4
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ONE irt th,
Look at Florida's-grea
human happiness, health
paper mills niean; jobs-pay
.itself, but even more job
A 100 ton paper mill is
yet it will mmpJloy upward
site. For evdry person in
in the woods-roughly 60(
a 100 ton mill furnished
: jbs. for a-total of a thousa:
their families health,
Ot& Or g ireat pine wood
tected and economically
As a public utility we a
of electric. service which
-as a local citizen,
S u.; so.ud emnunityde
r.As grows the .pine. t
so shapes the fw
In the city. election held .last
week- in Wewahitchka, Dr. Thomas
:Meriwether was elected to the of-
,fice of mayor over his two oppon-
ents; J. C. Hanlon and A. J. Con-
nell. The vote was: Meriwether,
72; Hanlon, 14; Connell, 24.
SJ. A. Whitfield, incumbent, was
,unopposed for the office of city
clerk and received 89 votes. -
State Plant Board
Serves the Public
In Exposing Fakes
rhvestigatea 'Many So-Called "'Dis.
coveries" and Saves Thousands
Of Dollars To Residents
Dave Gaskin and C. L. Morgan, Although incidental to its offi-
incumbent city councilmen. were cial duties, the state plant board
also unopposed and were re- has investigated various. "discover-
elected to the board, ies" from time to time. and ex-
------ posed them as. frauds, thereby say-
SChristmas Seals serve two pur- ing Florida farmers and other citi-
poses. They decorate holiday mail zens thousands df dollars they
,and help fight tuberculosis. might have thrown away on these
-'The' electric eel 'develops more. The. state plant. board's major
power than any other kind of elec- duties are to inspect plants coming.
Strict fish. into the state 'to protect farmers
from 'jests 'from' oth&e states and
S: countries and' t6 'inspedt plants in
T':1 'i iFlorida to-preveniit an'ybutbreak of
[llJ:lU .-; *<.,.*. ? ts..r. d ,.e1se -. ..... ... I
-But-.'eyery -once..in .a :while ,the.
AND HEAVY HAULING-" ; plant- hoard' hears .about. somethirig-
ULDING SAN'D F.R SALE :- thbft doesn't -sound.; xactly- right,
UILDING SAND FOR.SALE a it inve.tigat Ob tid if
and it inve~lgtit.- .Ohi fraud-it.,
nt Service Alwa ys exposed w's a'" magic' liy hih,'
*t .. .. e according 't those Who'wered sell-'
ing1 it foe a:. handsome price as,
SR T ON very rare' and 'had blooms d6'
maxy.. differentn. colors .,and odors.
.PORT ST. JOE, FLA. One.:could, itw.,as7Slaimed', select
S..his"Bty-by color atil-'berfume6 BB--
sides -.: itsi .nirvelous,1 tcolors :nnd
S.. ": odois, the l'ily wild also"kb-p in-'
sects out ofthediause. '
.. '-" -' .fli plh iant board Investigated
and found that the lily was: a very
:.: .: common, pne in Florida.,pnd th-at
S the "marvelous'" colors- and odors'
'<.. | cai'e- from: bottles:-'of "'c'ep dyes
and. 'perfnums. :.'Th]e 'bpant had no
l effect nt Insects. Sales ceased at-
atter the- plant "board's eixpfte.;"-
Not so long ago, some folks buy-
ing citrus '"n'rsery- stock" from
certain localities: wer- dliappoiot"-
ed when-.-their. stockdied quickly
after it. had, been ..transplanted.
SThe. plant board investigated:'and
S"" discovered that. the ."trees".: were
not trees: at-all but citrus, branches
e m ill means b'alled and :wrapped to resemble
e t S : .
'elid then 'there' was t'he dioidert
thhewood bu o
the WO v S. there, vere'-no ,mosuitp.es o.n .one
of the Florida keys .because ,dod-.
-": der, a parasitic plant, .was growing
proftisely n- it. Some enterprising
t piney woods in terms -inlvidiols -bgo. s9I`s:thoe: tiff
and ptospdrity. Pulp and d :t-olk r pr't eg?.mosu The a-it
-from, their pregan sej-. The 'plant
yrol!s-iAQt'only in the mill ... ..
s outside 'the mill-in the board. squelched this., bisines' by
pointgt ollt. that 4odder. had no
S:.. effect on.. mosquitoes, was. -a. .crop
not a really large operation, pest-and that aat. times there *eere
I of 300S:peoplle at the mill mari9y'yinsqyuitoes on 'the- key:.in
the mill .two 'are required .qiesff~n '''- : -' '.:-" ",
0 woods employees fo keep 'A -: i'tf'"a 'ine aI "ixture
with material., This means which t. is claimed s il, kep.IIn-
nd people-better living for sects an. diseases .qoft.a te if' it
happiness -and. increased is inserted.into, a hoie in..the tree.
: Costing only fat'few', cents .a pound
to- make, it retails 'or,$5 a .pound!
s should. be properly pro The 'plant"' boa'rc-' a-nalyzed- the
utilized in the interest d sftff, fouid it 'as 'n6 good fo6th-
piirr oe-, clanined kand irne'd the
Sp r.blic about it .
S s. pointed t, tiett .services
are..only-,,a sideline-with the. state
ai'.:-tf;furiisljin.g a typ plant-- board; b7At--there's-tno doubt
ch cannot be duplc atd tithy hri sav-d nm-frn
we aim* at asSWi.nt in prospective victims of -cih irauds
development which.. Rl thihsand ~and tho,-ands o; do'l-
it all. lars and much disapp'ontnrnt.
MOST. WOMEN WILL,: "
SENJOY- FINE; JEWELRY
tree tall and straight There's a r-eal.thrill'in giiihng a
ture of our Stae. exquisite piece of -j ir "for .a
Christmas -gift. .ApAd the- .li
Jewelry -Company -has .one' of .the
';":?' "; ':: *. *'-i': -. finest :tockd d.f:" jetflry"-' ver dis-
played in Port St. Joe frdin'ohichi
-p o w -: to rake, select'ibns. '" .'"
Wa'tches, for both nfien"ind- o-
men,, .btrocheb, ..diamn id .. rings,
.. bracelets..and many. ~thber ; Items
"may' be purchased at Lilius': in .a
r'aij o range of styles aid p.rices~'d meet
the most discriminating taste:
S... Give jewelry something that
will be an everla4ir- reminder of
-" -- your thoughtfulness
NATURAL GAS SERVICE
Now Ready for Every House In
Port St. Joe
CO OKIN:G WATER HEATING
REFRIGERATION HOUSE HEATING
NO EQUIPMENT TO BUY
NO. DEPOSIT REQUIRED
JUST PAY FOR YOUR CAS
-.-( A full line of gas appliances in stock .-
RITZ THEATER BUILDING
SOUTHERN LIQUID GAS CO.
YOUR GAS COMPANY SINCE 1932
4 fa 'twu'mM.;;
ism Pal- bi i2ipIs~~t~ ~~:T
lk OrsMB lr~k SOCO. ;
::.~Pli bt~A.dic~~~~r~ :~"2'aP Lc~Of~~a :;
;,.. 1rr~ b J;P~ldIdh j
I -' LLI..'U I"I" 'J .
S '"o be righ .T 'the "
m*ierrier---festively packed. rXr r ._
/j;t. v;' te,,c.&^ < ,fa:Lit ',
.. Playing. Santa is, no small tiring, Y^ou'vo. .
wise d-anta. '
'89- 1 P,.6
Hauser' s Dept. Store
"WhYe Yoaypt fit, the way tDo e p',ty? .,r
._.', ~ -
THE STPAR,.PORT ST. .JOE, FLORMAA
I iEGTTESA.POTS.JE LRD RIA.DC BR1,13
(Cohtinued from Page 1)
that he had geen granted' an hon-
orary life membership in the Port
.St. Joe Chamber of Commerce,
thus making him the oldest mem-
ber in the youngest chamber in
Mr. Clements has lived a long
and useful life, the greater portion
of which has been connected with
newspaper work. He is a journal-
ist of national and international
repute, has reported on most of
the wars during the past 60 years
and has had many interesting and
several dangerous' adventures in
various parts of the world.
CELEBRATION TO GIVE
LOCAL) PARALYSIS AID
(Continued from Page 1)
dren with) bent bodies, withered
arms and wasted legs.
"The entire country is being or-
ganized. -With the chapters in op-
eration, it is expected that a great
percentage of the victims will be
saved from becoming permanently
"This is a call for volunteers in
a great army," concluded' Lewis.
'If you' are' in a position to serve
ii any capacity, communicate with
me. Only by enlisting the services
of all can we control tte 'maiming
death?(' *_ ;
Mr. Lewis yesterday announced
the appointment and acceptance of
the following community .chair-
en: Port St, Joe, George Tap-
per; Wewalitchka, W. R. Connell.
NEW CHEMIST AT MILL
Charles H.: Brammar of St.
Cloud' has .accepted a position as
chemist with the St. Joe Paper
comDany and will make his home
Ir Port St Joe.
aness masi swiiwwii sfpafi-tssmawsvs
A Nice Christmas Gift,
Thought Happy Marilyn
A LTHOUGH he lived across the
hall, their acquaintance had
been only a bowing one until
he had reminded her that morning,
in the elevator there were only
three days ,~ore until Christmas.
A welcome announcement for any
employee in Baxter's--store, she
She hadn't known his name until
his sister spoke to Marilyn Marsh
just as she was putting her key into
her door that evening. Mrs. Hunt,
Wade- Kendall's sister, as she in.
produced' herself, 'was having diffi.
culty with some decorations. Would
Marilyn help her? Marilyn did, in
spite of preferring to rest after her
day's work at Baxter's. Wade came
while they, were workirtg .with thqe,
decorations, and soon conversation
turned to what plans each had for
Christmas day. Mrs. Hunt would
be with the Kendalls for the family
reunion. Wade would not be though
because business prevented. Mari-
lyn had no plans, so Wade suggested
they spend the day together.
Christmas day. Wade learned that
Marilyn had been forced to, give up
her music instruction and asa em-
ploye4 otherwise; he had guessed,
that, he said. The music he used to
see her carry, he noticed she never
had with her now. Too, he had een
her in Baxter's-and he had told
his sister that anyone who could
rise above disappointment.and keep
as cheerful and friendly as Marilyn,
was an inspiration, and worth know-
That was the best gift she had re-
celved, :she-told.him. She hoped to
be an inspiration always. His eyes
and ,ips told her s.li woald.-
Blanche Tanner Dillin.
O, e W rdtNewsaper UnMn.
The St. John's river in Florida
has its. source in Lake Helen
Adorably feminine, personal gitts-and their price
tags: belie their luxury looks! .
Beautiful Slips 590 to $2.95
Gowns 59* to $2.95
Panties n19 to 79*
In all wanted sizes
Buy them by the dozen for gifts! They! come in
white, pastel shades, mosaic and embroidered.
\ 10# to 50
:.We have a wonderful assortment in all the;i latest
styles and colors. Priced from 590 to $2.95
'WI..A .: .. .__ _
IN ALL SIZES
She'll appreciate several pair of these in a
beautiful Gift Box
GIFTS FOR MEN
CAPESKIN GLOVES BROADCLOTH SHIRTS
Fur lined. A dressy glove that Real custom-tailored white
* is really comfortable. $2 0 broadcloth shirts. $.W
LOUNGING ROBES "
Finely tailored, silk-lined SLIPPES S'
$2.45 to $5.95 49 to $2.39
HANDKERCHIEFS T IE S
1f to SO S0 to $1
PORT ST JOE FLORIDA
Popular Holiday Plant
Pt-HE brilliant street lights of a
Large city were flickering into;
Sthe cozy front apartment of
the Malory sisters. They were sit-
ting, alone on Christmas eve enjoy-
ing their snow white tree gleaming
under its. .burden of blue electric
bulbs: in true modern fashion.
"Oh, dear," sighed Lois, "doesn't
Christnias always remind you of
"Sure does," replied her sister,
wistfully. "How could we ever for-'
get them? Remember how mother
used to send us out in the sleigh to
deliver those scarlet beauties to our
friends, every Christmas? Those
were.the good old days"
"Wasn't it fun. though? I can
just see the dear old home simply
loaded down with the 'Christmas
stars,, as we used to call them."
At this very moment several
blocks down the street the telephone
was ringing profusely in one of the
busiest florist shops on the avenue.
An order was being placed for the
largest and 'very best poinsettia
plant in stock. It was. t be deliv-
ered to the Misses Lo t and Mae
Malary, on Rugby street.,.
Just fifteen minutes later the door
bell at this tidence rang and a
messenger delivered te gift beautC -
fully wrapped and tied in ChEsttpaM
"Oh, Lois, come quial" sbouted
Mae. "A gift from the home town
What can it be"
"Why t's a pot-of poinsettias-
one mass of crimson start Who
eotld have ent it?" .
.ien they discovered the card, It
wa. more puzzling than ever, for
the only inscription upon it. was,
"Poinsettias For. Christmas".-
Alice B. Palmer.
Western rwpe r.Vnion.
"T.isooly Lady" and
10F,_ RN I 14 rP M1 jp:DaqE
T-YATSY liked to take hew doll out
.inthie suinnys kitchen and watch
A Anp, the cook. toll out the
cook dough and cut round nmons
then put them.tn a long pan ready.
or &a oven. When they came out
a. smelly and warm Ann would put
some on a paper plate for Patsy
to eat Ann had the nicest dimples
when she smiled, and Patsy would
smile right back at her and, say
"Thank. you. Cooky lady."
., sometimes there were brown
.cokies and fruity ones, too, but the
red and green candied ones that
Ann made for Christmas were the
*ery best of all. Patsy adored Ann.
Through the seven short years of
her, ife she had been her constant
companion. Mother was just the
lovely. lady who was always busy
with her clubs and going places,
and Daddy was too busy at the of-
fee .t be bothered much; but there
was always Ann. ,
' "Phasy-: 'f 'the nicd:, postman.
Tim, who came to see -Ann and
.sometimes they all went to the
movies together. Tim could play
"pretend" almost as ~good as Ann.
But-.once she heard him call. Ann
his best girl, and say: "Some day
you're going to cook for me." After
that she did not like him so well
Things seemed all wrong, and'Santa
hadn't answered her letter, and it
was only two days till Christmas.
She had said:"Please write soon."
and that had been days ago. He
must help quick, or it would be too.
late. Several times a day she would
gPVto the mailbox and stand on ip-
to* to look iJ for fear her letter had
beep ove roDoe. -
"1ere Tim." said one oi the of.
ce clerks, "is another of the kid
letters to Sante Claus; guess .this
one's up to you." Printed In a
childish scrawl on the envelope, Tik
read: "Santa Claus, eare of TIm."
He drew qut the folded papers. It
read: "Dear -Santa.,'please bring
Tim another best girl causeAnn has
to cook for us."
"Your friend. Patsy Reynolds."
Tim stared, then chuckled: "San-
ta, olt boy, you're up against it,
this time."-Jocile Webb Pearson.
0 Westeralwspaper Union.
Every decaying-vegetable or ani-
mal tissue.is a source of ammonia.
The frog no outer ear.
IN BLAZE OF COLOR
(Continued from Page 1)
celebration, thousands of visitors
from all parts of the state, as well
as from nearby states, and many
winter visitors from the north,
viewed the many exhibits in the
Centennial building, watched the
parades of floats and' signed the
registration book. These visitors
carried away with them indelible
memories not.only of the old con-
vention city of St. Joseph, but of
the modern, thriving industrial
center of Port St. Joe, and un-
doubtedly from the word spread
by them Port St. Joe will gain
much favorable publicity.
Adding' much to the holiday
spirit of the four days was the
music provided by school bands
from DeFunlak Springs,- Orestview,-
Chipley and Port St. Joe, which
provided music as individual units
and gave a massed band concert
at the Centennial ground's. Satur-
In the opinion of all, in spite of
adverse weather conditions and
other obstacles, the Centennial
Celebration can be pronounced a
great success, and to those who
gave so unselfishly of their time
and effort a vote. of thanks should
be extended. '
Miss .Julia O'Qtlnn, science
teacher ii the high school, will
leave today for her lome in terry
to spend the, holidays.
This ancient marker stand* in
the old cemetery east of' Port St.
Joe, which Is all that remains of
the .once-flourishing city of St.
Joseph. The. riscription reads:
"Patrick McDonough, a native
of Ireland, tii7nty of Sligo. Died
July. 10, 1841. AEt .31. Alo
John, his infant soni. Accord-
ing, to old newspapers, this wait
about the time the plague of yel-
low fever,- .which practically
wiped out thed population, had
reached its height.
:t pays to advertiBO-try it!
VANITY FAIR HO
VANITY FAIR LIN
.SHOES TO MAT
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Gifts for the Men
MARK TWAIN AND WINGS SHIRTS
FRIENDLY FIVE and FLORSHEIM SHO:
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
For "t tir Fam ily
AT PRICE FORD :TO PAYT "
ifts r the Ladies L
._ GORDON HOSIERY
AMAS TIE AND HANDKERCHIEF
WEMBLEY NOR' EAST Non-Crushable T
PIONEER BELT AND BUCKLE SETS
THE STAR. PORT ST.' JOE, FLOPOilDA
FRIDAY. DECE JIBER 16, 1938