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Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
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eat growing Ifttle city. .lil
the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Flbrida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1938
Move Old Building
Ollld Masonic Hall Moved To A
joining Lot In Preparation
For Modern Structure
The old two-story frame buildid
-on Reid avenue, erected in 19
and occupied by the postoffice an
the Masonic hIll, this week w.
moved to the adjoining lot by
Neidig. to make way for erection
of a modern brick structure which
,Will 'house the postoffice, Mason
hall and one or two small office
The new building, which will 1
constructed .by Mr. Neidig, is b
ng builtt by the Masonic lodg
which is selling $7500 worth (
bonds locally to finance the wor
LOCATE LOST RIN(
Last July 4 Pebblef VanHor
-"lost" a $500 diamond ring during
a 'dance at Van's Recreation Clul
and no trace of, it could be foun
until two local feminine sleuths
Mrs. Buster Owens and Mrs
Henry Lilius, entered upon th
A colored woman, Fanny Davis
' waBs looking at rings la the Llliu
Jewelry store Monday when Mrs
Lilius noticed a beautiful ring she
was wearing 'and called- Mrs
Owens' attention to it. The latte
was sure it resembled 'the missing
ring and so informed Miss Van
Horn who notified Chief oT Polici
Wednesday Chief Jones went to
the quarters and brought in the
aiing, which was identified by Miss
VanHorn as hers.
It seems that Sandy Slade, em
played at Van's club, had appro
priated the ring and later pawned
ft to Fanny Davis, who proudly
wore it, ignorant that. it had-been
Slade confessed taking the ring
.and is now in the county jail
awaiting a hearing.
AMERICAN LEGION TO
At the regular meeting of Gulf
County Post, American Legion last
M.- onday night, the members voted
to distribute Christmas baskets to
the underprivileged children of
This section. Donations of fruit,
"raisins and. candies already have
been made, and anyone desiring to
Make contributions -are asked to
leave them with A. M. Mitchell at
the St. Joe Gas company office,
or with T. M. Schneider.
Baskets in this section will ba
delivered tomorrow by Pat Lov-
in the guise of Santa Claus, while
.Sheriff Byrd Parker and G. W.
White will handle the Wewa-
hitchka end of the county.
Roselle "Mickey" Stone; student
at the University of Florida, and
Nobbie Stone arrived Saturday to
spend,the holidays with their par.
ents, Mr.'and Mrs. T. H. Stone.
: *. .
Miss Marigene Smith spent Sun.
day and Monday in Cottondale,
the guest of Miss 'arigene Wil-
S Rev. Glion Benson of Apalachi-
cola was visiting in this city Tues-
lMr. .and Mrs. i. Smith spent
Sunday In Dothan, Ala., guests of
MVrs. M. B. Smith. ;
John 14ewitt "was transacting
business Monday In Panama City.
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The United States jive-cent piece
is called a nickel, but it Is about 1
three-fourths Topper. I
At the Churches
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister
:e Preaching Sunday, December 25,
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., with
special Christmas music at each
kd- service. 'Come!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. .J. W. Sisemore, Minister
ng 10:00 a. m.--Sunday School.
13 11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
nd 6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
as 7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship.
C. W, M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.
o, Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
ch m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
lic 7:30 p. m.
be ASSEMBLY OF GOD
L)e Rev. H. P. Money, Pastor
e, Full-time services
Of 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
k. 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
'" D. E. Marietta, Minister ,
sg Services Every Sunday
b, 10:00 a. m--Churca School.
d 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
,1 7:30 p. nm.-Evening worship.
e TWOJHOUR SERVICE
, 'ON XMAS CARDS
e ineveral local tbhsinss houstae
i. anmifidividuals this week tele-
r phoned frantically to The Star
g office asking if we could print
Christmas ods, as tbose they
e had ordered From out-of-town
concerns had failed to arrive.
o They were quieted dIwn with
a the assurance that beautiful
s cards with their name pointed
on. them would be in their hiftul
within two hour- and thby'
I All of whip~hn$"may-dicates
That better"service and higher
S quality products- ma be secured
And by the way-The Star
still has five 21-card box assort.
ments of Christmas' cards on
hand which can be printed and
delivered today. .
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hugglri t
announce the birth of a 7%-pound s
boy oe December 16. The young a
man has been named Gerald Nor-
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur James an- s
nounce the birth of a daughter,
December 14, at Gainesville, who a
has been named Virginia Louise. A
Cecil Costin, Jr.; arrived last
Saturday to be in the city during p
tie holidays, the guest of his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin.,
Miss Lillian Thompson, teacher
in the local high school, left Mon- at
day to spend the holidays in Ten- cl
r 4 a ne
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson and a
children will spend Christmas Day l
in Donalsonville, Ga., with rela-
Does Big Busines
OffiCt Will Be Closed Monday B
Special Deliveries Will Be
Made Sunday and Monday
The Port St. Joe l'ostoffice th
year had one of the heavieE
Christmas mailing rushes in hi
tory, and extra help had to I
put on to handle the mall.
Postmaster H. A. Drake .state
that Wedn4esday was" the biggest
mailing ay as, a steady stream (
package bearers came to the pa
eel post and stamp windows t
make up 40 bags of mail weighing
better than a toiln.
The office win l b'e close all da
Sunday and Monday, but special
delivery packages aiid first class
mail will be dispatched both Sur
day and Monday.
Postmaster Drake thanks pa
trons of the office for their sples
did co-operation in properly ad
dressing and wrapping parcels ant
states that this was the best yea
in this respect during all the years
he has been postmaster.
WOMAN'S CLUB ENJOYS
,The Port St. Joe Woman's club
held their meeting Wednesday al
thea Methodist ehure'i and after
a short business session, a pro
gram was presented, with Mlrs
Aubrey Marks of Apalachicola
singing "The Holy City;" accom-
panied at the piano by Mrs. A. S.
Ham. This was followed by an in-
teresting talk by Mrs. Drennen of
The Girls' Glee club, under the
direction of and accompanied by
Mrs. Erie Hickey, sang a number
f Christmas carols. The club
lt rqa then exchanged gifts, -af-
ter whiC tthe meeting adjourned.
UNION MEETS HERE
The Baptist Training Union of
thp Northwest Coast; association
held its quarterly meeting Sun-
lay In Port St. Joe at the Baptist
church. The program was cen-
ered about missions and was pre-
sented by five ministers of the
Assisting ministers were Rev. J.
W. Sisemore, Rev. E. D. McDan-
el, Rev. G. C. Williams, Rev. O.
S. Sims and Rev. E H. Garrett.
Seventy-eight members were In
attendance from Apalachicola, St.
Lnd.rews, Lynn Haven, Panama
ity and Port St. Joe.
'RESBYTtRY VOTES TO
ASSUME CHURCH DEBT
The Presbytery of Florida met
t the Port St. Joe Presbyteriaq
church Monday and at that time
>te,d to assume the debt 'on the
The ladies of the church served
n Abundant and well-prepared
nch for the guests.
'ft r ,State and local tax collections
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sewell and in 1936t ttaled $6,619,000,000. New
Ittle son, Bobby,, left Tuesday for York ranked first with a total of
Tallapoosa, Ga., to spend the ho- $1,196,000,000, representing $92.46
days. per capital compared with a per
Mt. and Mrs. Morgan Jones left capital figure of $51.54 for the
Wednesday for Columbus, Ga., to country as a Whole.
spend the holidays with Mrs. -' -
I* Miss Amelia Schneider, student
S s,' Frank tChilderso Ft S. C. W., Tallahassee, ar
Mr. and Mrs, Frank Childers- of rived last. Friday to Spend the
Tallahassee wiAl arrive today tO holidays here -withb her parents,
spend the hoiHdays with Ik. and Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneider.
Mrs. L. H. Bartee. .
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New uses for zin .ae. develop- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker
Left last Friday for their home in
, SiBlnce this mbfial can ndw be Tuskeegee. Ala., to spend the holi-
produced 99.99 per; cent pure zinc, days. Miss Ann Treadwell accom-
instead of in fornmsl containing panied them, to spend the Christ-
n-drable o holtld with her grand-
..ns .erable-.. mothge tha t La I ..,.: ..
MAN SERIOUSLY Community Tree
s INJUREDATMILL Adds To Gayness
t R. S. F son Suffers Concus- Of the YuleSeason
sion of Iri ~ When Clothing
Gets Caught Irn Machinery -----
Community Sing, Program and
3 R. S. Ferguson, 25, employed as Instrumental Music Will Be6
t a winderman at the St. Joe Paper Presented Tomorrow Night
- company mill, suffered a brain -
a concussion and severe body bruises, Adding mnic to the cheer and
,Sunday when his clothing caught gaiety of the Yule season, a
1 in the rollers of a rewinding ma- brightly lighted and decorated
t chine. Christmas tree has been erected
f The huge machine was stopped in the downtown section on the
almost instantly by fellow workers vacant lot on Reid avenue across
I before any bones were broken and from the postoffice, and it is
SFerguson rushed by ambulance to planned to present a musical pro-
a Panama City hospital where he gram at the tree at 7:30 o'clock
r is at present. tomorrow evening..
S Attending physicians state that This program will consist of
he is in a "serious" condition as singing by pupils of the elemen.
the result of the injuries. tary and high schools, under the
--- ----- direction of Mrs. Laneta Davis
BAPTISTS TO OBSERVE and Mrs. Erie Hickey, instructors
of music for the Fedetal Music
WHITE CHRISTMAS Project in Port St. Joe. Several of
--the lighter Christmas songs will
This evening at 7:30 o'clock the be given by the younger children,
First Baptist church will hold a followed by the more sedate and
white Christmas program. Chil- unforgettable hymns by the older
dren from the younger depart- PUpils. -
ments will lake part on the pro- It is expected to have a piano
gram and the young people and from the high school for accom-
adults will give some thoughts paniment, and the high school
along this line. band has been asked to take part.
A bag of candy and a toy will be and render a few selections under.
presented to each child.' This has direction of the drum major, MiBs
been a custom fof- ~Sr a. .far ginj .St utanI e
and the majority of the members a der WII not- ntt
feel that it would not b, Christ- nlg gone home for the holidays.
mri to the kiddies without It. An attempt is also being made to
"We are asking," said Rev. J. present some" stringed instrument
W. Sisemore yesterday, "that selections.
everyone Who can, bring with them At this time some of the chil-
some, gifts of' food, clothing, toys; dren of the city and surrounding
furniture or money, which will' be territory will receive home-made
,distributed to the children and toys from the' WpA sewing room.
parents who are unable to buy the It is the plan to give these during
things that they need to buy at the evening's entertainment, but
this time of the year." it is possible they may be de-
Slivered direct to the homes. Apy.
one wishing to have gifts dis-
STATE STARTS FIGHT tribute from the tree are asked
TO MAINTAIN PRESENT to make arrangements with the
T OMANTAIN secretary of the .chamber of com-
GAS TAX DISTRIBUTION merce before the program begins.
iNo elaborate preparations for 'a
The state of Florida began a le. tree was attempted' this year,
gal fight Tuesday i against an at- merely having a lighted tree in
tempt by eight Gulf Cast coun- the downtown section to show a
tempt by eight Gulf Coast coun- proper Christmas spirit Next yei
ties, including Gulf county, to se- a more pretentious tre may be
cure a greater share of the state a m ore pretentious tFlorida Poer
gasoline tax revenues by adding arrange. To th s or iri
nine miles of watei in the Gulf of corporation goes thanks for Wiring
Mexico to their borders, pi the Gtree and current to operate
he supreme corrt was askedto the lights. WPA workers gave
The supreme court w a asked to- valuable assistance in bringing in
quash a mandamus asked by at- t nd various individuals
torneys for the counties. In a the tree, and various individuals
-and organizations contributed the,
suit filed December 5, the eight and organizations contributed the
counties claimed that the Gulf bulbs. -
along their shores to the three- A.coal invitations extomorrowended
league limit should have been fig- everyone to come program and
ured into their total areas when evening to enjoy the program and
:he tax was apportioneT join in the singing.
The Misses Eleanor Floyd and PRICE OF WATCH GOES
Cronin Marks of Apalachicola were DOW 50 CENTS AN HOUR
visiting friends in this city Wed- The Kerr Jewelry company, dur-
nesday, ingg the Christmas season, each
day is placing a watch in their
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ramsey and window at noon and leaving it un-
children left Wednesday for points til 8 o'clock at night (if it is not
in Arkansas and Oklahoma. sold before that time), the price of
a Oa the watch going down 50 cents
fof each hour it remains on dis-
Mr. and. Mrs. Ivey Vanlanding- play. Several high-priced time
ham expect to leave today to spend nie"as have been sold at from $3
Saturday and Sunday in Graceville. to $4 under the set price.
Miss 3Brnice -Beaty arrived CARD OF APPRECIATION
Tuesday f ro qm Tallahassee to To My Friids--rI desire to
spe the holidays with her par- thank all of my friends for 'the
ent6, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Beaty. beautiful flowers, kind. letters and
I cards and the bedside visits that
Mrs. L. L. Garbett left Monday brightened the days and made imy
for her home in Albany, Ga., to nain easy to forget while I was in
sDend, the holidays with her fam- the hospital, although no one will
ily.. '' ever know how much.,I suffered.
-- I trust God's richest blessings
at d rs. C". Edwa rds and wilI be with you, and for you all
daughters', Barbara atid eres'a, I wish a Merry Christmas and a
*epect to go to Apa'.acbicola' today Happy New. Year.
'^ ,in,r e Iholida"- with Mrs. MRS. L. W. OWENS.
Edwards' mother, Mrs.' -.Carles -----
Doye. Roy Gibson', Jr., arrived Satur-
-. ; day to spend the holidays with his
Carlyle Matthews left lat 'Fri-, parents. He' is a student at Geor-
lay for DIVOthan 'and ,Columbia, gia Military 'School at Barnes-
la,, to spend the week with iela- ville, Ga., and -will return to hiL
Ist- *,'.:.. .A: .-,,,:. 4. stdies January '1, .
I ~ I ; /
PAG TW H STAR, PORT ST. JE fL F A DEC 2-,
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*M ER RY CH
in the -' ,: .
With a Genuine
Appreciation of Our 4.
Pleasant Associations .. The ]ercG
During the Past Year
We Extend to Your Our Best M/erry
Wishes for a Real Old t pear on
and Joyful Our Sincere Wishes that you to d
SMERRY CHRISTMAS! this Christmas 'will be
your happiest one, and ii
we take this opportunity and tomn
S to thank all our custom-
St. Joe Bar and Billiard Parlor ers for their patronage
during the past year.
ED GEORGE, Proprietor the pat ye
PORT THEATRE J
CHEER! 3 CR...Gs. "
SCHEuER! y Please O
v E T I p WE EXTEND THE S
On Christmas and on all the T OU GREETING! O UR F
days to come during 1939, may It's a great relief to kno
S ,- e ^^ .ten at Christmas Time;
you enjoy a full measure of ten at Christmas Time
Hh d could make you feel as
W e'd like to give you, dear .
Accomplishment customer, our greetings in And on Earth new friend
S" '- per "Since we Peace, Good
can't, we do our best in this Will to Men!
ST. JOE GAS COMPANY "
OWENS & MURDOCK PORT ST. JOE.
all is bright.
Sand from our
heart we wish'
Syou a Merry
Christmas qnd Joy
and Good Will in every-
Sthing you do. We are
deeply grateful-for the at-.
tention and patronage you have
/ given us all
1 9 3 8.
We Thank You!
GULF HARDWARE& SUPPLY CO.
When the Christmas bells ring out their
glad tidings I hope it will be a glorious
day for everybody a day of Joy
and Peace you will long remember.
M. P. TOMLINSON
City Clerk of Port St. Joe
May Santa Claus bring you These two words have behind
not only material things, them all our good wishes for Oince again the year rolls around to We take this opportunity to thank
gut the most permanent and your future and: our gratitude tht season of Good Cheer and warm ;nd. wish a Merry Christmas to all
lasting good things of life- pr your many kindnesses G'od Will to all. Wishing you all a our customers and friends who during
'\to us during the past
health, happiness, prosper- o us he pathe pastyeghave,.aced their confi-
ity and a keen zest for MERRY CHRISTMAS! dence in: us, and hope to con-
Sliving tihie to serve tliem;
Dianly Furniture QUALITY GROCERY -
Carver Drug Co. Company AND MARKET iS e rLITYy Cmpany
Carver Drug Co. ACmpy AND MARKET *j .: LiUS Jewelr lomp any
.. arver .rug Company Y P -
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1938.
_F-IDv(TO F-rUFlbrn wt uK a E
COLORED P.T. A. HAS TREEOLA Cash Wards For-
The Washington high scl9OO1
PaooTo t iashts OYSTERS ON AIR Local Students
Parent-Tei-ers association (co-: OYV. ON AIR L.. Stn,
ored),held a Christmas tree Mon- --
day fot the entire student bod Daily road ts Over WSUN A Received Fo Wring Best Essay
of the school. The tree was beau- 11 A. M. Describe Superior On hat Sugir Rroduotion
tifully decorated and heavily ty Shellfish Ma To Florida"
laden with gifts for the children. i
At 2 o'clock the student body Four Gulf county high school
presented a play, "The Sign of the Ten Apalachicola seafood deal- students this week received cash
Red and White Stamp," under the ers -last week signed a contract awards for writing the best essays
direction of Jessee with radio station WSUN at St. on "What Sugar Production Means
The Christmas spiritsof the P. Petersburg for a daily radio pro- to Florida" in a state-wide contest
T. A. was greatly appreciated by gram advertising Apalachicola oysa sponsored by a, large sugar corn-
those who gave money, candy andters, according to. the Apalachicola, pany among Florida junior high
fruit, .ahd the association thanks Times. school students.
al who contrbuaoat e thae Broadcasts started December 15 Prizes were awarded for the
alland will continue daily at 11 a. state at large, foh congressional
tree the success it was.
St m. for a 15-minute period until districts and in each of the 67
- ---- ... --.-.---, .--- January 1, when the program will counties of the state.
ii e'T T I be presented three times weekly. Sarah Alice Thomasson of We-
GU, LF S EAF(OODS The broadcast 'features musical wahitchka was awarded $5 for the
numbers and short descriptive 18th best essay *for the state;
Fresh Shipments Daily talks on the outstanding quality Julia K. Cawthon ef the Port St.
SC'of Apalachicola oysters. Joe high school received first prize
SWe Carry a Complete Line of According to C. L. Richardson, of $5 for the best essay in Gulf
;* All Sea Foods state 'board' of health inspector, county; Alma Collinsworth of the
So his records show that Franklin Port St. Joe high, second prize of
SOYSTERS MULLET county produces 80 per cent of the $3 and Marigene Smith, also of
SSCALLOPS SHiRIMP Florida oyster crop,.and the greater the Port St. Joe high, $2 for the
FLOUNDER portion come from Apalachicola. third b et essayr in ;the county.
'BLUE FISH RESH ROE It is stated that the Apalachicola Winners in Franklin county
*T : ROUT river outranks all rivers in the were: Mona Maxwell, Apalachi-
United States as a source of food cola, $5 state prize; county prizes,
D supply for oyster bars, 750,000 Constance Furr, first, $5; Juanita
SCLYDE JONES, Prop. acres of whichiare to be found in Harrell, second, $3 Audrey John,
S t -, .. Apalachicola Bay. son, third, $2, all. of Apalachicola.
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We Stock the Finest WORK TO START SOON ON WEWAHITCHKA BANK .
SIQTU i FRANKLIN COURTHOUSE (.A H NEW CASHIER
SI Q '~William Copelandd 'oft thomas-
Franklin county commissioners lie, Ga., last week took over the -.,
At Prices You Can Afford in session at Apalachicola Monday 'duties of cashier of the ewa-
oeu cm duties of caihIer of thel Wewa-
; awarded the A. J. Honeycutt com- hitchka State Bank, which have
We Have Just Installed A piny 'of Birmingham the contract been in the hands~ C. L Morgan
NEW SNOOKER TABLE' for construction of Franklin coun-since the resignation of James H.
Come, In and Enjoy a Few ty's new courthouse. The bid. of Kelly.
Games of Pool $133,700 was the lowest of seven The new cashier nas many years
__ submitted. of banking experience to his credit
The building, -preliminary work and comes. to 'his: new position
.wh- .flY A on which is already under way, highly recommended-.-. ,
Lo...H11_BA R r will be located near the Apalachi- l -.
and BILLIARD PARLOR' c_tlend of Gorrie Bridge and will SERVICE TO START
FRANK LeHARDY, Prop. be in-odern classic style with ON CHATTAHOSCHEE RTVER
limesto =is. ON CHATTAHOIJC14EE RIVER
limestone walls. .. --
Regular towing service on. the
'",,, ^ .', ,, ,-.-..,"......-- .- 'Chattahoochee and Apalachicola
Il' AUL AN THIG :"rivers will be started immediately,
MU L A l NYTHIG according to Royce Kers-haw of
S "' ( Columbus,- Ga., president of the
S CALL US FOR LIGHT AND HEAVY HAUL Columbus Towing company.
SH E G LE A. ." The '",ty of Columbits," a two-
WE HAVE GOOD CLEAN BUILDING SANII FOR S E. ,decker. .Vssel, formerly the "Bar-
Pre an.d Efficient :'" bara Ann," will be used. She is a
S: -"; 450-horsepowyer boat, 20 by 23
Sfeet, and has seven cabins.
.H J X1U N 'i 'he vessel will ply between Co-
C. 0. ., lunbus, Ga., and Apalachicola.
PHONE 70 PORT ST. JOQE FLA. ------- '
'-"' NEW TRIAL STARTED
IN WESTER CASE
I HAVE PAI(SIN USED To Ralph and Woodrow Wester
MY MUSCLFS AND SUFFER TE I went to trial Monday in Marianna
PAINS IA MY HEAD, SAME 'WAY UN- ANTI-PAIN PILLS
aISTEAD o our TL, I F BEYOND QU S I, for the second, time on an indict-
SHOPPING- & QUICK RELIEF REUEVE BU_- ment charging the first degree
IBSHOULD BE IN IN AN P ANI- DON'T CAUSE murder of their cousin and uncle,
SINDIGESTION W. W. Wester, naval stores oper-
".I.. .ator, last' June.
Judge E). C. Welch declared a
Sr mistrial in the first hearing last
week when a jury reported it
could not' reach a verdict after 44
Hours of deliberation.
ache and have the headache stoji and a stom-
aci ache start?
S. ?We'll wager you didn't take an Anti-Pain
s. Pi Ahti-Pain Pills do not upset the stom-
,,-:., acl.h-,They take effect,quickly too-and they
tte like wintergreen wafers.
You can't do good work--you can't have
,. J da1gld tiimewhen yo-ware stfferg from
-) d U 'Newalzgicn' Headache 1 M
.C 8 aQncuL -or or ic' pains
.. -~b Why don't you try tie Anti-P Pill way to _r s"y ;*t '"i-:^^^ '- I'. ii
[- welie.? We believe you will be delighted 'with the i iitajikici'*m up! i"
.. I) rems. Thoqpands otf oatIis are. 1i 4:
*onecent eac (leess in EconomyL Package and England, became a tea drinking
\ one pill usually relieves. country because of its oriental
S et Anti-Pain Pills at your Drug Store, trade andqtea plantations, whereas
pk. 25 for 25c. Economy 25 Holland a~d France took to cof-
_- _______________ "tef -because of their coffee planta-' ,. '"-
A..tions i4 the Indies. .
NATURAL GAS SERVICE
Now Ready for Every House In
Port St. Joe
COOKI N G WATER HEATING
REFRIGERATION HOUSE HEATING
NO EQUIPMENT TO BUY
SNO. DEPOSIT REQUIRED
JUST PAY FOR YOUR CAS
-.4 A full line of gas appliances in stock ji-
RITZ THEATER 'BUILDING
SOTEN UQUI GAS CO.
YOUR GAS COMPANY SINCE 1932
What ~mmoe could
you *b for?
br#3rf4~WTAT;IV 1..E b C~I r PI r
PKWAM A ____
Playing Santa is no small tling. .You '
got to be right. To the first nanme'on yur
ist give Larkwood h6siery--i4e more the
merrier-festively packed in : Xmas box.
The way they, it, theway y;,-~,c d-<
the way they 4rar, wvilOprove yci o be
.a wi old Daid. D '
Wh Ha er'- Dol Pair sbDto
'wr"Wh:re Your Dollar Doe* Double.Dutyn
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THE &TAT;nR,:PCRF ST-JOEbl LOBLtVA,--._.,..
-vnir~CXrv ogrrvmr=R-M.-M8 ---urb 'ar~
*A~ffF~hlf THE TAR, ORT S. JOE FtRD -: FIUDYLCE B"IW 2&7'4b3
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
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.
A NEW DAY IS BORN
We call it Christmas-Sunday.
Centuries ago it was Yuletide.
Before that the Nativity.
Whatever human beings have named itt,
one thought has been behind it all-the birth
of a new. hope, the dawn of a new day.
So Sunday, Port St. Joe may pause in its
business of being one of the most progressive
cities in Northwest Florida and look back-
ward as well as forward. We can take stock
of our community past to see if it measures
favorably with what it should be, to find out-
if we've overlooked those principles of good
living--whether or not you care to call it'
Christianity-which prompts a man or a comn-
munity to serve his fellow:'men or the com-
munity as a whole.
In this past year of stress, both economic
and social, we have made mistakes. We have
erred as:it is only human to err, but our
troubles and unhappiness can be wiped from
the slate'if only we 'ill take cognizant of
the Christmas spirit which surrounds every.
one of is at this time of year.
SOur civic fraternal and church organiza-
tions are doing their best to make it atihappy
Caristaras for those less fortunate. In fact,
,they lirve worked throughout the past year
toward such an objective. For that reason it
.can be truly said that,.the people of Port St.,
JJoe, Itre than ever before, have proved the
spirit of Christmas has been active for 'more
Than th0 usual week or so.
SThe community has been welded into a
stronger unit because of this work. It 'has
put manly a shoulder to the wheel in the past*
year to help others over the rough spots.
Port St. Joe's record standsequal with that
of any other small city of its size in ,this
.matter'. With this in mind, we can appreci-
ate more fully than ever the real meaning' of
SAnd T'he Star, believing its duty to point
out these things, extends its congratulations
and admiration to and for those individuals
an a organizations who have carried heavy
burden' -uncomplainingly. The Star-krinows
their Christmas will be all the happier for
having helped others, for having worked to-
The Star wishes its readers a sincere
Merry Christmas and urges them to continue
through the next twelve months with the
same spirit as ,they have shown in the past
SWhen you talk about the progress of Port
St. Joe and Gulf county, you should reach
back some thirty years when this section was
practically a wilderness, 'and give the people
who were here at that time some credit for
the present development.
S -COMIC-HEROES. IN EXILE
American youngsters must have been
rudely surprised recently to learn that two
heroes of the comic strips and animated car-
toons had been barred from a European dic-
tator country. What, they must have asked,
could be' objectionable about Mickey Mouse
anid Popeye?-the two comic characters ex-
iled by a dictator's decree.
To these awed young Americans, the
answer offered to their question must have-
sounded equally unreasonable. That answer,
by the Fascist dictator, was that his country
must think of the future in such a way that
the children of today will become the fighters
of tomorrow; that children should be trained
in the principles of "sleeping with the head
on a knapsack."
But, young Americans may counter, what
better fighting spirit could any man want
than that characterized in Mickey Mouse and
There, youngsters, is perhaps the answer.
Our comic heroes are fighters for what is
morally right and just-and that doesn't fit
in very well with the objectives of foreign
Eyery newspaper man is asked from time
to time to suppress a news story. The re-
-quest is .usually .made for the sake of the
family ,and the friends; or for the sake of
mother or father. Newspaper men' occasion-
ally yield to these importunities ard withhold
the. fact of a story that the public, as puir-
chasers of their paper, are, entitled by every
right to have.
But.every newspaper man who does with-,
hold. such legitimate, news; from his readers
"despises, himself for doing so. He knows that
by withholding legitimate news from his
readers, he is ,a traitor to pis profession and
his readers, and- the thought gives him no
pride or satisfaction or. happiness.
'Strange, isn't it, that wrongdoers, old and
young, never think of the consequences of
their folly to their parents until it is too late?
It is then that in their lack. of. courage to
face the music that they come to the editor
for help to cover up their meanness and the
SMALL TOWN ON THE MAP
If publicity, finance and optimism can pin
a small town on the industrial map, Port St.
Joe after the Centennial celebration should
become one of the most thriving little cities
in the state. Its proximity to Apalachicola
is an asset, and vice versa, since contrast
rather than sameness intensifies their at-
tractiveness on the Gulf Coast.
The Victorian culture and sedateness of
Apalachicola offset the flashy industrialism
of its neighbor. Eventually both towns may
step to the financial forefront-if that be the
criterion of progress-and as in the thickly
populated districts in the middle west, they
may balance each other, like St. Paul and
Minneapolis. In that, case, Carrabelle might
swell to the size of Chicago. Who knows?-
If Germany continues persecuting the
Jews, it won't be long until there won't be
a pawn shop in Germany. But that will be
all right, because it won't be long after the
Jews get out until the Germans won't have
anything to pawn.-Highlands County News.
SOne of the newest :gadgets on the market
is an electric toothbrush.. Pretty soon we'll
have reached the point where it'll take a kilo-
A ychologist suggests that some children watt to get us from bqd to the office.-Cin-
are too smart for their own good. iFathers cinnati Enquirer.
who 'have attempted to soly .,the i child', -
hormework only to have the child prove them We read that the modern dance .band can't
wrong, will agree.-Hartford Courant. play ragtime. Now if 'it only wbuld- frUet
.w to.,play swing, .everything would be
A vatgraht in Georgia hais actually' done' lovel)y.-Detroit Free Press,
something about the cotton surplus. When
arrested recentlyy he' was wearing six shirts. Use Christmas Health Seals On all your
--Savannah Evening Press. mail and aid in the fight on tuberculosis.
By The Other Fellow
The glorious Xuletide season is
always a good excuse for reprint-
ing that classical reply by Charles
A. Dana of the New York Sun in
answer-to a little girl who was
told that "there is no Santa
Claus." Here 'tis:
"Virginia, your little friends
are wrong. They have been af-
fected by -the skepticism of a skep-
tical age. They think nothing can
be which is not comprehensible by
their little minds. All minds, Vir-
ginia, whether they be men's or
children's, are little. In this great
universe of ours, man is a mere
insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world
around him, as measured by the
intelligence capable of grasping
the whole truth, and knowledge.
"Yes; Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus. He exists as certainly as
love and generosity and devotion
exist, and you know that they
abound and give. to your life its
highest beauty and joy. Alas!
how dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus it
would be as dreary as if, there
were no Virginias. There would
be no childlike faith, no enjoyment
except in sense and sight. The
eternal light with which childhood
fills the world would be extin-
"Not believe in Santa Claus!
You might as well not believe in'
fairest You might get, your papa
to hire men to watch in all the
chimneys on Christmas Eve. to
catch Santa Claus, but if they did
not see Santa Claus coming down,'
what would that prove? Nobody
sees Santa'Claus, but that is f
sign that there is no Santa~'laus.
The most real things It the world
are those that nefathe'xildren nor
men can' see. -id you ever see
fairies dancing on tue lawn? Of
course not, Jbut that's no proof
that they are not there.
dY- can 'conceive or lin-
all the weneers there are
a t and unseeable in the world.
You mayl tear i~iart the baby's
rattle and see what ibakes- the
noise Inside, but there is a veil
covering the unseen world which
not even the strongest men, or
even the united strength' of all the
strongest 'men that' ever lived,
could teat apart. Only faith, fancy,
poetry, love, romance, can push
aside the curtain and view the pic-
ture, the supernal beauty of glory
beyond. Is it alt real? Ah, Vir-
ginia, In all this world there is
nothing else real and abiding.
"No Santa Claus! Thank God!-
he lives, and he lives forever. A
thousand -years from now, Vir-
ginia, nay ten times a thousand
years from now, he will continue
to make "glad. the hearts of chil-
Someone donor un-
known sent me a bottle
of Scotch which I find very appro-
priately named-"Chrlstmas Glow"
-for it surely imparts a glowing
and well-being feeling.
i'After allit is 'not the gift alone
That gladdens and cheers -he
heart, ...' ""4*1"W
But the thought that prompted
That plays the biggest part.",
LUPTON FILES BOND AS
C. A. Lupton, as county c mnis-
sionen from District 5 ol Gtlf
county, at theflas4Leeting of ehe
board of county c5fmissiodters at
Wewahitchka, filed his bond with
Dr. L. H. Bartee and W. E. Mur-
dock as sureties. The bond was
accepted by the county.
Send .The Star to a frieied.
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Glasses fitted when needed
Made tn Our Own Laboratory
Offloe Hours: 9 a.m. to Sp.6n
- PANAMA CltY, FLA.
Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing and
Pifte Dimne at
On Gulf Countyl' World-
Famous DEAD LAKES
Our BOATS ar Kifw Dry
and KLt Clean. Our
CABINS- are Niewt with New
Beds: and Furnhhings.
This FRIENDLY CAMdP Is
Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit is Appreciated
B. F. CROCKER, Owner
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Best for Purity, Quality
S am Taste
S Even the.
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A 1 --. -"--4k
MAN SENTENCED IN
Circuit Judge E. C. Welch last
Friday at :iaanna sentenced
,Amon Russjutomobile a lesman,
to serve tire "'years in 'Raiford
as the result'':bf an automobile ac-
cident last April in which Mrs.
Gussie Maddox Wells, 58, was
killed. The charge was man-
Russ was released on $1000 bond
pending appeal to the state su-
preme court. 4
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
State Superintendent of Schools
Colin English announced yesterday
that the Port St. Joe elementary
and high schools and the Wewa-
hitchka elementary and high
schools .fulfill state educational re-
Auirements and are on the list ap-
proved by the state board of edu-
cation as standard schools.
Save by reading the ads!
DR. J, C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg, PortSt. Joe
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TA'i STX-R, iOR'f iT:OE, ATAIIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, :HE3 ..--- ::. ....- -- TH_ STAR, PORT.ST. JOE;. FLbORDA:X' :. ". PAGE IVE::
.-I- 0 VI M^ <" I A Happy:
R ST" M S A 1 Christmas:
The Good Will of our many-
patrons and friends is one of We take this opportunity
nts and Business M en whose messages ap- our most valuable assets. The of wishing our many
spirit of the season brings to friends and customers
Page thank you for past patronage, invite us renewed appreciations of every joy this happy sea-
S- old associates and of the son. Your friendship is
ur last-minute shopping with them today value of new friends. .. appreciated!
S, i TT May your Christmas be happy
and extend their Best W ishes for a r Christmas be happy
CASH AND CARRY
b Y l H* *APPLIANCE STORE
I extend my appreciation .
Noel! to the many friends who
have helped me with my .
SON'S CHEER There are a lot of W work durg the past 12
NDS greetings we could We extend our heartiest
you're not forgot- p none wishe for a Happy Christ- months, and extend to all
pen, but none that a
'e only wish this p mas Season to all our cus- MRR
have these last would' express o ur AA tomers and friends, and
discovered many .thoughts better than we cordially invite your CHRISTMAS!
i*ms* just this simple wish continued patronage
A MERRY CHRISTMAS! Little'sService M
BAYSHOREGROCERY & MARKET Station
:., JE WEL Y R .Y
To you "THE PERSONAL GIFT"
$appreciation of and to yours K R AD S D
friendly d in Port St. Joe GO TO KERR AND SAVEMONEY HE DOES NOT
ey goo may this indeed be HAVE A HIGH OVERHEAD AND CAN QUOTE
11 that makes it a Christmas of PRICES TO FIT YOUR POCKETBOOK
sible for us to hearty Good Cheer. We guarantee to save you money on any piece of Jewelry
ve you,:we wish At this season we that you may desire to purchase, and if we do not have
Spause to thank our pa- in stock the article you want, we will be pleased to or-
and all a most trons for the assistance der it for you. '.In addition to our Jewelry line we
tiful and a they have given us in the carry Cigarette Cases, Shell Lamps, Pen and Pencil Sets
successful pursuit of our busi- and. a number of otler articles suitable for gTifs.
T M AS !- ness during the past twelve Come in and visit with us, whether or not you wish to
months, and may we continue make a purchase. We will be glad to talk with you.
to merit your patronage
ANY WI K E
petor ST JOE MOTOR COMPANY J. L* K
JEWELER PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
L0_ ,^ / MERRY --
These are old words, but they With sincere appreciation for your
wish for you, and you, and you- always express an old senti- kindnesses and your spirit of co-opera- .
all fellow citizens in this Christ-' tion, may I wish to all a very
K Season-is Prosperity, Happiness wi a new MERRY CHRISTMAS
and alkh, gbod things 'of life. freshness and a
FR HAPPY NEW YEAR
SRFiN St. Joe Hardware Co .
AND MARKET.' -G. P. WOOD.
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W. M. U. CIRCLES ENJOY
The'circles of the Baptist Wo-
men'si Missionary Society met at
lionmes; o members Monday after-
noon for brief business sessions,
after which all met at the Baptist
church to carry out a short pro-
grae of darol singing and to pre-
sent their president, Mrs.; J.. 0.
Baggett, with a pin, a gift from
the Missionary Union for her
splendid service.d-uring the year.
After presentation of the gift, the
meeting' iWs' dismissed by repeat-
ing the MIzpah.
Mrs. Fred Mad4ox,,Miss lla Mae
and,'Betty Darcey and Miss Marl-
gene Smith spent last Saturday in
,* a ,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen and
son, Lamar, will spend the holiday
in Tallapoosa, Ga. They left Tues-
day and will return next week.
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Mr. and Mirs. Dan Fiarmer will
leave today for a several days'
visit in Headland and Elba, Ala.
Ar'nold Simmons left last Satur-
day torspend the holiday vacation
Carl Sellars of Dotthan, Ala., was
a business visitor Wednesday in
Port. St. Joe.
Save.by reading tke ads!
LANETA DAVIS Editor
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
J. A. M. CLUB HOLDS
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE
The-J. A. M. cub held its annual
Christmas tree party Tuesday eve-
ning at the home of Mrs. C. G.
"ostin. The living room and din-
ing room of'the Costin home were
opened ensulte and decorated, in
the Christmas notif. In the living
.'oon Was a beautifully decorated
tree under which were gifts for
each member of the club.
After a delightful social hour
each member was presented with
a gift and the' hostess served am-
brosia, cake and coffee.
MRS. AND MRS.,LEROY
Mr. and Mrs. Leroyr Gainous
were hosts to a number of friends
last Saturday evening at their
home on Eighth street. All aided
in preparing the refreshments,
which were served to' Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Pridgeon, Mr. and Mrs. B.
B. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell
and Miss Lillian Thompson.
Mis. Aubrey Marks, Mrs. A. S.
Ham, and Mrs. Annie Marks of.
Apalachicola, and Mrs. Drennen of
New: York were the guests Wed-
nesday 'of Mrs. G. A. Patton.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. McPherson
qnd children left yesterday or
Quincy to spend the holidays with
Lo&g4 N Qiqps
Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and fourth
Tuesday of. each month In the
Masonic hall, over postofflce. Viei-
torn who are members are cor-
dially -nvit, 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. in.;
Port Inn parlor.
ALTAR SOCIETY HOLDS
The Saint Joseph Altar Society
held! its Christmas program Tues-
day evening with Mrs. Robert
Tapper at' her home on Eighth
street, with eleven members pres-
The church choir rendered sev-
eral Christmas carols, "The Night
,Before Christmas" was given by
Juliette Darcey, after which the
youngest child of each member
was presented with a Clristmas
stocking filled with candies and
balloons: Gifts were exchanged by
Refreshments of sandwiches,hot
chocolate, coffee and cake were
served by the hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Farmer were
visitors Saturday in DeFuniak
Springs. Mr. Farmer attended the
meeting of band masters held
Mrs. Rush Chism and children
left Wednesday for Tuscaloosa,
Ala., to spend the Christmas holi-
days with Mrs. Chiam's parents.
Mrs. C. J. Clinton of Hodge,
La., is visiting with her'daughter,
Mrs. W. A. Wood.
Mr. and Mrs. '.Woodrow Talley
and Mr..and, Mrs. Ralph Carter ex-
pect' to# leave today to spend
Christmas in Nev Orleans.
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;. ceiled overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 1312|tt
ELECTRIC WIRING-In all Its
branches, reasonable. Fixtures
and Fans. Repairs
COMPANY Port St. Joe
Home Office. Apalachicol. Box 313
7: itdi~i~!aolr~ i.r i~~~s$e~lY`~~cirfn
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23-24:
.:NO.:2 CAN ''
Bartlett Pears 10' ,
2 NO. 21,2 CANS Al these
Dessert Peaches 250 Items
17-OZ. CAN STOKLEYVS
Cranberry Sauce 150 5c
SShortenig 25 ,
4 POUNDS 3 No. 2 Cans
"Sh "f t TOMATOES
Shortening 42 3 No. 2 Can
SWIFT PREMIUM STRING BEANS
-MILK 6S m .3No.. Cans
,1'MIK X 4 Large ..." CORN
FANCY BLUE ROSE
ICIE 23 No. 2 Cans
ICE lbs. 21 Eary Jupe PEAS
SuNBURST 3 No. 2 Cans
bLUR 4 bs HOMINY
OUR 24 s. 5 9' N. 2 Cans
Every Sack Guaranteed LIMA BEANS
IAYER 3 .-lb. Boxes
RAISINS II. 0 CRACKERS
5 Ibs. White Ring
4 POUNDS FLOUR
New Potatoes is1 47-o. Can
2 CAN ORANGE JUICE
T 47-o Can'
PINEAPPLE 15 Grapefruit Juice
S(UART _47-0o, Can
il Pickles 15 ,TOMATO JUICE
SA "4 Bxs. Jim Dandy
Apple Butter 19 .
SANDWICH SPREAD Quart 253
PUFFED RICE or PUFFED WHEAT 2 Pkgs. 15
KETCHUP 14-Ounce Bottle 10
JIM DANDYG RITS 5-Pound Bag 15
PURE COFFEE 1 Pound 154
SUPER-SUDS One lOc and One 25c :Pkg. 26.
'M^qARQNNI Fd SPAQHETT I 4Pkgt
SALT 3 PCgs. 10 PC1I EDMEA 'M X0*o
: ORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
Merry Christ as nd Happy New YeNar
PRICES FOR FRIDA'.aid SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 and 24
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CSJUGAR BULK 46c
SUUA,10. LBS. 46
PEARS Z2.2 25
Fruit Cocktail ~f 25c
FANqY BLUE ROSE
FLOUR 24 L' 59c
MU1STARD cw. 25c
Cranberry Sauce ~" 15e
MILK SMALL 19 ,
COOKING OIL 'GL 75
U. S. NO. 1
POTATOES O 20c
PEACIES 2" 15
S-RTENIN POUND 4 c
SHORTENING "ro. 42
Complete Line of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
TANG E R INE S
Fancy Large Size
2 OZ. 25 c
Head ........ ...
S tI ak ............... *
Pound ............ a
Pound ............... 4
2 Bunches ....... -
3 Pounds -.......
NEW IRISH; Ib. ...
Fresh Florida; .I..
SNAP BEANS- 44 i
Fresh Florida; lb.. A
Fresh Fla.; 2 lbs... ib ,
- MARKET SPECIALS --::
Native Dressed and Drawn
H NS Ib. 25c
F YERS lb. 32c
Frvsh Natie PORK
HA MS b. 20c
HOUREYS 1b. 15c2
UKEYS lb. 2A
Nut Maid 01EO 2lbe
CHUCK ROAST lb. 15i
STEW BEEF : Hb' ,0
INDIAN tPRIUI I0Y$
art caiisOe "Pfnbpi
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iEETS, wtJH Mtt"'VtAeTT ,
Mrs. PJhlip Lovett was hostess
tjihbe dliary o leSail James
Mission at her home on Third
street Tuesday afternoon. The reg-
,flar study was led by Tlev. Ollon
'Benson of Apalacaicola.
Following lthe busiedte of the
meeting, the hostess served coffee
and cake to members present.
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A- scientist declares, t&; world
will last forty million years longer.
'Why do those birds have to start
worrying us like that?
BAPTIST W. M. U. TREE
18 HELD LAST WEEK
The circles of the Missionary
Society of the Baptist church held
their Christmas party Thursday
night of last week at the home of
Mrs. C. G. Costin. The Mary Circle
presented a playlet, with members
of the circle taking part, after
which Junior Powell rendered a
vocal solo, "It Came Upon a Mid-
night ,Clear," accompanied at the
piano by Miss Alma Baggett.
Following the program, presents
were exchanged and Mrs. W. W.
VanDergrift gave two readings. At
this time the society presented
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Sisemore with
Christmas carols were sung and
refreshments of' ce cream, cake,
coffee and hot chocolate were
Thd Star does all types of
merchl Printing. See us.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 193&.