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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 30, 1938
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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S Th6' Stap.-F5orida's, latest grow.
Sin- ihtttl newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuildlng of
the City $ Port 8t Joe.


THEU


S.' Port St. Joe-Site' of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Flor)da's fast-'
'the hgrowifrg little city:. .b "-
: 8^ 1 ^'the heart of the pine-belt.


The Heoe Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1938


S WHAT KIND OF HUMAN BEING ARE YOU?
: As the year 1938 wings towards its close and the New
SYear beckons with hope it might not be a bad idea for
the individual reader of The Star to take off a'little time
from the daily routine and think about life and some of
its problems.
Many of us here in Port St. Joe have been so engrossed
in the tasks impelled upon us by the economic necessity
of earning a livelihood that we have drifted a bit in our
thinking and lost sight of the enduring aims of. human
existence. We have been warped in our judgment by ,
the huge dollar mark that has been hung on everything
in this country.
With a new year staring us in the face next Sunday it
might pay us to revalue the' opportunities of life and be-
gin a more orderly existence that depends upon funda-
mental and? enduring activity rather than upon finances
that another depression may wipe off the books. It
might pay some of the families in Port St. Joe to re-
assess human contributions to general welfare and to
strive to take some part in a program that should im-
prove social, conditions now, rather than hereafter.
Let's do linle straight talking., Quit kidding yourself.
L.:,ok carefill', into 'your participation into the civic af-
Si.lirs around : ou, and decide whether you have been an
Sh.sett to the Iecople of the community or a form of human
Shark, preying upon others among whom you live. Ana-
vlyze your business, social, cultural and individual aims
and purposes, your methods in the past and the possi-
bility of reaching a successful goal in the future. Then
get busy and do what you think you ought to do in 1939.





APP LOCATION FOR .


LOAN TO CONSTRUCT


HOSPITAL IS MADE
-~L """,,S


City Commission Asks WPA
For Aid In Erecting Build-
ing;', Sponsor's Share and
Equipment Is Assured.

The city commissioners of Port
St.. Joe at their meeting Tuesday
evening voted unanimously to file
the necessary application papers
with the WPA for a loan to con-'
struct a $50,000 hospital here cap-
able of accommodating 30. patients.
The matter was brougTit up by
Mayor J. L. Sharit who informed
the other commissioners that the
sponsor's share of $26,422 on the
project had been assured, together
with $15,000 for the necessary
equipment. .
Upon belnig*assured that the
proposed hospital would not cost
the city of Port St. Joe one red
cent, both Comminssioners B. W.
tells and B. A. Pridgeon gave
their consent to the filing of the
application, and Itty Clerk M. P.
Tomlinson was instructed to pro-
ceed with the papers.
This project will .ill. a long-felt
need: here" as at present the near-
est hospital accommodations are
at Panama City, 36 miles distant.

SECOND MISTRIAL
FOR TWO WESTERS

For the second, time in a month,
' jury in Circuit Judge E. C.
Wech's court at Marlanna was un-
able to agree Saturday on whether
Ralph and Woodrow Wester killed
their uncle and cousin, W. W.
Wester of Inwood, last June. The
jury was out 26 hours before re-
porting a deadlock.
It' isnot 'known whether the two
young men will come up for a
third trial.

Mr. and 'Mrs. T. M. 'Schneider
left Monday for Jacksonvllle :to
'spend the week. '


WPA GRANT IS MADE
FOR SEWING ROOMS

President Rooseyelt, on Decem-
ber 23, approved a WPA project
in the amount of $23,307 to main-
tain and operate the sewing
rooms in Gulf county for the en-
suing 'year.
This information was received
through the office of U.- S. Sena-
tor Claude Pepper.


I.


Various organizations are ba
a 'sales tax or a transactionn t
all bother forms of taxation to
for governmental purposes, and
join the ranks is the Florida S
of Commerce.
At a recent meeting the res


NEGRO DIES AS

RESULT OF LOG

TRAIN WRECK


Neck


Broken As Power Speeder
Hits Jack Lying On
Right-of-Way


Jack Brown, a negrow employee of
the Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road company, died almost- in-
stantly of a broken neck Saturday
night near Elmira when the power
.speeder upon which he and two
other negroes were riding, ran
into a jack lying on (he right-of-
way and he was thrown from the
vehicle.
IM thA n froPafs'had beeh n sent


TAX RATE IS SET


AT 6I MILLS BY


COMMISSIONERS


Community Xmas

Tree Draws Crowd

Christmas Songs. Carols and In-
strumental Music Enjoyed
Christmas Eve


Total of $23,213 To Be Raised
On Assessed Valuation of
$1,585,000; Rate Is 1 Mill
Higher Than Last Year.'

The tax rate for the city of Port
St. Joe was set at 61/ mills for
the coming year by the board 'of
city commissioners at a meeting
hael WTelnesdarl af trnnnn thmnh


TA crowd of approximately 400y,
to Sedalia to .secure workmen to A crod f approimtely400 this will not become final until
aid in removing five log cars that people gathered 'round the com- tomorrow. The rate is based upon
aid inem ng elo sthasmunity tree on Reid avenue Christ-I tomorrow. The rate is based upon
ad piled up when one o the cars Christ- a total assessed valuation of 1,.-
broke in two, and on the way in mas Eveto participate in the sing- 585,000 and will raise $10,300 in
to Sedalia, the jack had fallen ing of Christmas songs and enjoy revenues, which is $2,700 less than
from the speeder without their no- vocal and instrumental music by was necessary to raise last year
ticking it. The speeder struck the school students and others. Iby a 5.-mill levy on a greater
tool when they were returning to Opening remarks of the pro- assessed valuation. The general
the scene of the wreck. gram were made by Rev. H. F. fund will receive 3% mills and
Mail and passenger service on Beaty, referring in general to the the interest and-sinking fund 2%1
e A N was held up, for some origin of Christmas, the place it mi
time while a wrecking crew holds in the world aid the spirit Total estimated cost of operat-
cleared the right-of-way. th oes it o th ing the city during the coming
--*----- The musicAl'part of the Program
____ _Temsi caa of jte prorasma year was placed at $23,213, which
POR NEWS consisted of appropriate Crtmas includes $3,500 for interest on the
songs by the younger children and $175,000 dredging bond, issue and
The S.S. Dorothy f the Bull carol singing .by the older stu- $05 t. p ding bed
Line arrived Sunday and sailed denis under the direction of Mrs. ness. The balance will be secured
Wednesday morning with a cargo Erie Hickey and Mrs. Laneta Da- fro
of paper for eastern ports. vis. These were well rendered,' faxes, fi es sand fo s it, cnse
The S.S. Irene of'the Bull Line and the audience was, delighted track fund, ets
docked Tuesday and ,.sailed 'Wad- with the entire performance. In tr bde a cooled bCity
The budget, as compiled. by City
nesday afterrnon,.for eartern.,ps addpI ion there were serel selee- Clrk M. P. ToPin on.. ajnd ap.
with a cargo of paper. tiobs rendered by ;facksHinton of .v t o t6
The German steamer Franken- the guitar and Jo:n-"Strange on approved bll
wald arrived Wednesday from the violin. i as foilo es:'
Antwerp and" Hamburg with a About 200 'toys were distributed scavenger Department. '..9
cargo of salt cake for the St. Joe by Rev. D. E. Marietta and T. W. Executive Department .... 2120.00
Paper company. Hamburg-Ameri- Wilson, secretary of the chamber Fire Department ......... 456.00
can-North German Lloyd, owners; of commerce, who was mainly in- Street Lights ............ 90.00
Office Expenses ........... 412.00
Fillette-Green & Co:, agents. strumental for the tree and pro- Legal Expenses ......... 300.00
The tanker Henry M. Dawes is gram. These toys' had been do- Salaries, General ......... 360.00
expected to arrive the last of the nated by the WPA sewing rooms Street Maintenance ...... 2760.00
week with a cargo of fuel oil for and by Barrier's and Miles' store's. Contingencies ...... 1500.00
Public Improvemenits ...... 3000.00
the St. Joe Paper company. The tree, which will remain Smallincreases in salaries were
--- ---- lighted' nightly until after the granted the city clerk and Chief
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellows New Year, was supplied by WPA of Police Troy Jones for the ensu
and son Bobby left last Friday for workers, cost of lights, wiring and ing year. In the case of the latter
Norfolk, Va., to spend this week sockets was secured by donations, this is a wise move on the part of
with relatives. (Continued on Page 6) the commissioners, as the chief is
now on a straight salary and does
r'S IN TH E. A IR not have to depend upon fees to
// augment his pay.
(An Editorial) / i' The appropriation ordinance con-
taining the above figures is pub-
allyhooing for but these legislators will probably be in the listed elsewhere in this issue and
ax" toreplace, :minority, and while they will emerge from the estimate upon which the ordi-
raise revenue the fray ~rith a clear conscience, eventually 'iance is based is on file for in-
I the latest to they will have their scalps lifted in the inter- spection of the public at the office
.of the city clerk. It v ll1 be acted
3tate Chamber est of "harmony." of the city clerk. It lbe acted
upon finally by the city commis-'
What we can't understand is why anybody sion at 9:30 a. m., January 5, 1939,
solutions com- wants to experiment with a vicious form of at the city hall.


mittee of the state chamber recommends the
adoption of a constitutional amendment
abolishing "all the present taxes now exist-
ing, state, county, city, ad .valorem on real
and personal property, excise and .license
taxes, of any kind or character whatsoever,
except the, gasoline tax," and that the legis-,
latur.e should adopt in lieu thereof "one tax,
either a transaction tax or a sales tax, the
maximum amount to be ,not in.,,excess of 3
per cent, and that this tax should.be
apportioned among the state, the cities and
the counties."
Undoubtedly such a measure could, and"
possibly will, be passed by the legislature, for
pressure can be brought'to bear on the "rep-
resentatives of the people" by those who de-
sire such a'measure and to save their own
political hides they will vote for it so they
can keep their schnozzles in the publi&
trough. There will be a few 'who will fight
against it because they will know it places a
heavy burden on those least able to carry'it,


taxation like this which strikes, at the poor
man, imposing a hardship.upon him that in-
crease his burden in even purchasing the bare
necessities of life.
The man with an income of $1000 a year
spends practically all of it in making retail
purchases. The man with an income of say
'$100,000 a year may spend $10,000 of it in'
making purchases upon which he pays a tax.
The little man pays the three per cent tax
upon all he has coming in, while the big fel-
lew, better' able to pay it, pays on but one-
tenth of his income. The man less able. to
pay will be paying ten' to one as compared to
the man who is more able to pay.


The sales tax is in reality a tax on life-
an excise tax imposed on the poor man for
the right to live and eke out.a livelihood. It
is the most burdensome and crippling of all
forms of taxation for' the poor man, and in
the interest of the welfare of the small wage
earners of Florida, our legislators are urged
to steer clear of any such measures.


NEW CLEANING MACHINE
REMOVES DIRT, GREASE
Showing what their recently-in-'
stalled cleaning machine does in
the way of 'removing dirt from
clothes, Kenneth Creech, of the
Creech Brothers Cleaning and Tail-
oring shop, yesterday 'showed the
editor a pan of liquid taken from
the still on the machine, which
was full of dirt and had a coating
of hardened grease floating on it.
Mr. Kreech explained that in the
ordinary dry cleaning process this
'grease and dirt goes through the
filters back tnto the cleaning
fluid and, naturally, into the next
batch of clothes to be cleaned. But
when the liquid is distilled, as is
done. In their plant, these foreign
substances are removed, and as a
consequence the clothes come out
much cleaner and brighter.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward spent
the holidays in New Orleans.


VOLUME II


NUMBER i1


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PAG T. _4 TAPOTST.O... .RDA.DEEBE 0.13


MEETING OF WOMAN'S
CLUB IS POSTPONED
Announcement was made earlier
this week by Mrs. B. W. Eells,
president of the Port St. Joe Wo-
man's Club, that the first club
meeting of the year had been post-
poned. The regular meeting sched-
uled for January 5 will be held on
January 12, with Miss Cleo Mc-
Laughlin and Dr W., H. Ball of the
state health department expected
to be guest speakers..
The program for the meeting in
regard to public welfare will be in
charge of Miss Enid Mathison, lo-
cal health nuirse: Miss 'MILaugh-
lin will 'address the club on their
health program and work accom-
prished by the state tuberculosis
department, and at this time will
also present statistics gathered
through the state tuberculosis sur-
vey. Dr. Ball,'in his talk, will pre-
sent to the club the progress that
has been inad'e in the fight on tu-
berculosis arid other diseases, in
Gulf and- Franklin counties.
Hostesses for the meeting will
be Mesdafnes D. L. Owens, Robert
Tapper and A. .J. Nvarre.

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. 'B. H. Graves were
visiting Monday in Sumatra with
'Mr. and Mrs. 'Jim Smith:

Mr. and Mrs. IH. A. Drake made
a business trip Wednesday to
-Marianna.

,Miss Sarah Watson of Tarpon
,Springs is the .guest this week of
Mr. and Mlrs. E. C..Lewis.
* -: .
Mr. and .Mrs. Roy Gibson" and
X. daughter, HAzel, spehti Sunday and
SMonday .np -Panama City visiting
relatives.-

Miss Malzie Waters spent the
,holiday with her agentsts' in Pan-
ama City. ''

Malcom Kaser returned last Fri-
day from Coldwater, Mich., where
he has been attending school.

SMr.- ad.. Mrs. Orin 3cCranle of
iAugusta, Ga., were the holiday
guests of' 'Mrs. .Sally Montgomery.

S Mr. and Mrs, Mercer Treadwell
left last Saturday to spend this
week in Tuakeegee and Birming-
ham, Ala.

Jake Belin visited his parents in
Panarma City last Friday.

Mrs. 'George Wimerly was in
Papama- City on business last Sat-
urday. ,
f,- ,
Mr. aiid Mrs. R. O. Roberts and
little son,. Charles, spent Sunday
and Monday in Atmore, Ala.. the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L..Steele
and family.

Carlos Boyles spent Christmas
Day at his home in Lloyds.

SMiss 'Vpla Barber was the week-
end uest of her mother in Saint
SAndrew, s.

Mr.' aid Mrs. Leroy' Morman of-
Bogalusa, La., are the guests this
week 9t r." ad Mrs. B. W. Eells
.ad family.

SMr. -and Mrs. Erskine Johnson
of Panama City were the Week-end
guests o.f Mr. and Mrs. George
Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Routh of Tus-:
caloosa are the guests this week
of Mrs. Routh's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. 'Victor Anderson
and' Otto Anderson spent Christ-
mas in Apalachicola with rela-
tives. .


At the Churches

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
10:00 a. m.--Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
6:30 p. m.--B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship.
W. M. U., *Monday, 3:00 p. m.
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. H. P. Money, Pastor
Full-time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 'p m.-Evangellistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
night.

METHODIST CHURCH'
D. E. Marietta, 'Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m ---Ciurci School.
11:00 a.m.-Morning worship.
7 :30 p. va.-Evening worship.

MRS. HODGE.S ENTERTAINS
AT BRIDGE FOR DAUGHTER
Mrs. R. R. Hodges entertained
with a .bridge party Wednesday
afternoon ,honoring her daugl4ter,
Mrs. L.' 'Etlis of Orrville, who is
:her guest this week,
SChriltmas flowers and other
.decorafions? added to the attrac-
tiveness of the living, room where
the tables were placed for play.
Severalrprogressions were enjoyed
after which scores were tallied
and prizes presented.
A delicious salad plate was
served to Mesdames Richard' Mil-
ler, J. L. Sharit, 1. W. Eepls, J. P.
Gloekler, Thos. MoPhaul, D. C. Ma-
hon, B. L. Kelly, George Gore, H.
S. Lilius, Dalton Hewitt, Ross Co-
burn, E. C. Lewis and Miss 'Sarah
Watson of Tarpon Springs.

Ned Patton 'of Jacksonville was
the holiday guest, of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Patton.

D. B. Lewis returned to the city
'Tuesday from Tallahassee, where
he spent the holiday with his. fam-
ily.

-Joe and "Shorty" 'Langford spent
last Sunday In West- Palm Beach.
.. '. .. '
Mr. and MRIs. J. R. Parrish and
son of Ozark, Ala., were the guests
Monday and Tuesday of Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Baggett and family.

Mr. and 'Irs. 0. 0. Miller of
Blountstown spent Sunday in Port
St. Joe, guests Qf Mr. and Mrs. J.
F, ; ilqer and Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Dendy.

Joe Hickey. arrived last Friday
from St. Augustine, where he is
Attending school,: to spend .hp
Christmas vacation with his moth-
er, Mrs. Erie Hickey.

Mrs. R. E. Ellis of Orrville,
Ala., is the guest this week of her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
R. R. Hodges.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hauser and
little daughter left Tuesday for a
'two weeks' trip to Chicago, Ill.,
and St. Lopis, Mo. Sidney Hauser
of Marianna will be I charge of,
the Ha1user store during their ab-
sence.

Mrs. Opal Ogburn and daughter
were dismissed Tuesday from a
Panama City hospital and have re-
turned to their home here.

B. A. .Cogsdill returned to the
city Monday after spending thi
holidays, with his family.in Gaines-
ville.

SEarl Rollins- of Gordon, Ala., ar-
rived, Saturday to spend this week
with his family.

Save by reading the ads!


MRS. WESTBROOK HOSTESS
TO WEDNESDAY CLUB
Mrs. T. V. Westbrook entertained
the Wednesday Bridge ,club this
week at her home on Long ave-
nue. The living room, where two
tables were placed for play, was
beautifully decorated in the holi-
day motif. A beautifully decorated
and lighted tree also added to the
attractiveness of the room. Sev-
eral progressions were played, af-
ter which Mrs. W. S. Smith was
presented with high prize. Gifts
were then exchanged by the mem-
bers;
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. W.
M. Howell, served refreshments of
pear salad, fruit cake, saltines and
hot coffee to Mesdames e. Tram.
mell, Shannon, E. Hickey, D. C.
Smith, W. S. Smith and P. J.
Farmer.

Rev. J, W. Sisemore made a
business trip Monday to Tampa.

Mrs. Lewis Perritt returned
Tuesday from a three weeks' visit
in Tampa.

"Buck" Spooner spent Sunday
and Monday in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. George Suber of
Apalachioola''moyed, to this 'city
Wednesday. .

Miss Etta Mae Ezell of Tampa
is the guesti this week of her
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Ezell.

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hodges spent
Christmas Day in Marianna, guests
,of their 'son, Hubert Hodges.

Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis and
son, Cailyle, spent Sunday in Tal-
laliassee, guests of 'Mr. and Mrs.
s: W' Chapman.

Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayless and
sons, Elgin, Jr.,. and Tommy, were
the week4ild guests, of Mrs. Nora
HYoward'.

."Lofty" Wadsworth spent Sun-
-day in Panama City, the guest of
'his' ssteh. "

Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin were
the guests Monday of, Mrs. Conk-
lin's mother, Mrs. M. J. Thompson,
in Saint Andrews.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Baker and
:son spent the Christmas holidays
in Jacksonville.


Ir. and Mr
children speit
Tallahassee.


s. Tom Parker and
t the weekend in


Mr., and Mrs. W. H. Presley and
.T. F. Johnson of Mobile spent
Sunday and Monday'i4 this city,
the guests of Mr. and"' rs. A.' L.
'Ezell.
Mr*nfr
Mr. and Mrs. Tomp Owens apd
little son, Tommy, returned Tues-
day from Gainesville where they
spent -the 'holidays with Mrs.
Owens' parents.,

The Misses Emeline and Martha
Belin were the guests of their par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. : 3. 'Belln'In
Panama City, over the holidays.

Mrs. Helen Allen, daughter
Peggy and Carlyle 'iattews re-
turned Saturday after spending
the week in Dothan, Ala., with
relatives.

The Misses Idell and Mercedes
Murphy.of Apalachicola were the
holiday .guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Nick Comforter.
a *
Mrs. A. Bragonier and children
and Theo. Fuller of Cowarts, Ala.,
were the guests Monday and Tues-
day of Mrs. Helen Allen.


Society Personals Chrches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor


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ClosedSeason On

- IMulletEnforced

Conservation Department Clamps
Lid. Down From December..
1 To January 20

Despite legal difficulties, Flor-
ida is for the first time having a
real colsed season on mullet.
Believing that one closed season
on any species of fish is worth in
terms of conservation as much as
several hatcheries, Supervisor of
Conservation R. L. Dowling said
'ie determined his department this
year would clamp the lid down
tight and' effect a real closed sea-
son.
One special law, an act of the
1937 legislature, has made 'the
work more difficult than ever be-
cause this special law exempts all
counties bordering on the Gulf that
lie west of the-Aucilla river. There
is no closed season in those nine
counties, which includes Gulf and
Franklin counties, but In all others
rigid enforcement of the law which
prevents catching, possessing or
selling fresh mullet and mullet roe
from December 1 to January 20 is
being made.
A majority of those persons' in
the fish business, even in the Gulf
counties that saw fit to do away'
with their closed mullet season,
now admit to Supervisor Dowling
that enactment of this special law
was a great mistake.
Many persons feel that one sec-
tion of the state is discriminating
against the other. As"the result of
third feeling, Mr. Dowling states
that the real fishing interests of
Florida are demanding a rigid,
state-wide enforcement of the
closed mullet season..This, he be-
lieves, is the surest and quickest
way to bring back a closed mullet
'easonf Ied a normal supply of the
fish. These fish lead all others in
economic wealth in Florida salt
waters.
.For the first time the state ag-
ricultura: department has given
support, and Inspectors under Com-
missloner Nathan Mayo, at the ten
border stations, are commissioned
'to 'interceptf'any and all shipments.
6f fresh mullet., Mr. Dowling said
the coast section. ad inland couh-
,fie's are being watched' closely for
the uirpo'se "of enforcement, and
dealers everywhere have been
'warniid of the costs that will fol-
'lo: violations.

Carlyle Matthews and Albert
Hickey spent Tuesday in Apalachi-
cola visiting friends.

Send The Star to a friend.


HAPPY IEW YEAR!

To our host of patrons we
extend the best of the sea-
son's -good wishes for a
b right and Happy
New YVer..



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Wias fr or Ha -
ness during the Entpire
New Year!
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May the months to come
be filled with Health, Hap-
piness and Prosperity for
those whom it has been
our pleasure to serve
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LodgeN6tices

Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and fourth
Tuesday 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..
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.A woman is like a newspaper-
every man should have one of his
own and not run after his neigh-
bor's.





HAPPY NEW YEAR !
We suggest yoft' start off
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OUR APPRECIATION
We desire to express our appre-
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remembered us during Christmas
by sending gifts and cards. To all
we extend our thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones.

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"Look for the state board of
health license number on each
oyster container you purchase,"
officials of the Florida State
Board of Health headquarters in
Jacksonville advises housewives
and restaurateurs. "That number
means the packing house from
which thd oysters were shipped
has been approved and licensed by
the state of Florida, and that
therefore it is operated in accord-
ance with the newly enacted sani-
tary regulations laid down by the
state board of health."
.Six months ago the health de-
partment began enforcing regula-
tions governing the gathering,
packing and shipping of oysters
that have resulted in this indus-
try's elevation to a position of
first-rank in the entire nation in
point of cleanliness and freshness.
Since July 1 every oyster packing
house in the state has been either
completely remodeled throughout
or rebuilt.
Waters from which oysters are
taken are under continuous inspec-
tion by the bureau of engineering
in charge of such matters for the
state board of health. If these wa-
ters do not come up to specifica-
tions the area is immediately con-
demned and the oysters removed
from the market. All water that
comes in contact with oysters' dur-
ing washing and packing must also
be as pure as drinking water.
Every oyster house in the, state
is inspected at least once a month
and all employes engaged in hand-
ling oysters must have health cer-
tificates. All containers must be
sterilized, and proper refrigeration
must be provided during packing
and distribution to retail- houses.
In addition, no oysters are allowed
to be packed that have been out
of their ocean beds or more than
36 hours.
Oyster packing houses in this
area that have been licensed by
the state board of health as of De-
cember 20 are:
Port St. Joe-J. O. Bragdon.
Apalachlcola-United Sea Food
Co., J. 0. Anderson, West Point
Oyster Co., Standard Fish & Oys-
ter Co., Eleven-Mile Oyster Co.,
Miller Fish & Oyster. Co., Wilson
Brothers- Oyster Co.
Panama City-Holmes & Co.
Lynn Haven-J. M. Porter and
Lynn Haven Oyster Co.


CAMEO FROM.PANAMA
CANAL GIVEN EDITOR

The editor of The Star has been
presented with a beautiful cameo
by J. L. Kerr, local jeweler, which
we prize very highly.
iSure, anyone can own a cameo,
but there are not many like this
one extant, for- it is made from a
piece of chalcedony brought up by
the .huge steam shovels that dug
the Panama Canal.
During construction of the Pan-
ama Canal, Mr. Kerr was the chief
.watch inspector on the job and he
gathered various stones from the
millionsn, of tons o .material moved
in digging' the big ditch. Later, on
a trip to Eider, Germany,' he had
these stones cut and, polished and-
a number carved into cameos. In
addition, he made, up a number of
the stones into beautiful tie pins,
brooches and other jewelry.
Yes, indeed, we prize our cameo,
and when the depresioAi turns:
the corner (pardon us, we should
have said recession) we are going
to have it mounted in a ring or as
a watch fob.
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IMPRESSIONS OF'

THE CENTENNIAL

Minister Sees Much In Exhibits
That Should Be Developed In
Our Everyday Life


By REV. H. F. BEATY
in a former article I have ex-
pressed briefly my appreciation of
the excellent work accomplished
through the committees in charge
of the recent Centennial Celebra-
tion. There are many things that
are well worth telling, but I shall
confine these remarks mainly to
the celebration as given by the ex-
hibits. Note that it is not "My
Impressions," but impressions
made on mel An impression, a
dent made on my thinking box,
which made a connection with my
energy power unit and started an
action. (How. about you?)
On entering the building you
saw the display of art done by the
WPA workers. While this, as the
other things shown, is only a small
part of the work done, it was a
fine sample of what has been ac-
complished by those who until re-
cently never had opportunity to
show and develop their talents.
But the greatest thing is not the
work done, but the elevation of
character and of the quality of the
homes. To develop the esthetic
tastes will elevate the whole fam-
ily life and make it possible to
raise the level of this class of peo-
ple to where they can have pleas-
ure in their surroundings. This
should be taken from the relief
standing and put into our school
system under a vocational training
department. It should be made
available not only to persons on
relief but for others-men, women
and boys and girls over school
age who are not able to pay for
much education.
Next you entered the main part
of the building. On the right you
saw the dioramas of the beauty
spots and familiar scenes of Flor-
ida. It is beyon-a my words to de-
sciibe it. If you missed it-well,
it is your loss! The state forestry
department is due great thanks
and praise for the lessons taught
as to the right and" wrong ways
of rising our wealth of timber.
This display shouldbe- at or near
every school to teach our children
more of this valuable asset.
The picture of the "fat cattle"
was a valuable lesson to those
who are capable of being taught.
But too many people are like -the
Florida cracker who was being
urged by the county agent to raise
improved hogs, saying, "Now look
at your hog there that is three
years old; an improved pig would
be that size in six months and you
(Continued on page 4)
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County to Receive

$18,264 for '39 Aid

To Be Used for Old Age Assist-
ance, Aid to the Blind and Aid
To Dependent Children

According to figures just made
public by the state welfare board
at its Jacksonville office, Gulf
county will receive approximately
$18,264 during 1939, on the basis
of October grants, in old age as-
sistance, aid -to the blind and aid
to dependent children.
This county will also receive
luring the new year surplus com-
nodities and clothing fashioned in
WPA sewing rooms' to the value
of $10,332, on the basis of No-
rember distribution.
Grants for old age assistance,
ald to the blind and aid to depen-
tent children, will be increased
rom present legislative appropria-
iiohs as pending applications are
disposed of, and will be increased
r decreased in proportion to ap-
)ropriations made by the 1939
legislative session, while future
distribution of surplus commodi-
ies and clothing -will be depen-
ent upon the action of congress;',
which convenes In January.
During October, the last month
or which complete figures are
available, Gulf county' recipients
received $1,433 in old :ae assist-
nce; $28 in aid to dependent
children; $91 in aid to the blind;
861 in surplus commodities and
LPA clothing, distributed among
26 families each estimated- to
ontalih 4.2 persons, or a total of


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THE-- STAR, -ORT 'T.JOE FLRID FRDA. DCEMER 0. 93


THESTARK
W. S. SMITH', Editor and Publisher

Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe,' Florida,
.tem r. e Star Building,

Entered as .Secondclass matter, December 10,
1937,. at the Postoffice, Port SSt. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879..

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The spoken word is given scant attention;,
the printed 'Word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts;: 'the printed
word thoroughly convinces., The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.


MR. ARNOLD AND A FREE PRESS
This newspaper proposes herewith to dis-
cuss in some detail a subject in which it has
a very direct pecuniary interest.
It so happens that the. subject has a signifi-
cance far beyond the fortunes of this or any
other publication, that it affects vitally the
freedom of all publication, that it threatens a
major disturbance to important elements of
our present economic system.
*
No public official today dares niake an
open frontal attack on. the freedom 'of the
press. Officials may condemn policies and,
impugn motives.,. None is or soon will, be
brave enough to interfere with the''free ex-
pression of views or to obstruct the right .of
the editor to print .what he believes to 'be
the truth. i ': : K "
Nevertheless, it right be possible to elimi-
nate-at least greatly restrict in infliience-
the press that this' country now knows, if a
way could be found to restrict its sources of
Srevfenue. In the'past few days such a way,
hasi been indicated-at Washington.'
*'
Mr. Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney
general of -the United States, has obtained
from two large ,automobile manufacturers
.and from two large installment finance com-
panies a.consent decree by which the com-r
panies concerned agree to abstain. from cei-
tain practices. \As a part of that agreement
6ihl o motor companies undertake not to spon-
:sor' advertising that will influence the pur-
'lchiers of their cars to finance'time pan ymenits
l.-o) ,through the two finance companies.
Instead, they will facilitate the', financ-ing
through any company whi'h 'meets certain
standards.
There ,are certain aspects-'.of this whole
agreement which appear to work directly con-
trarr to :the anti-monopoly laws which Mr.
Arnrold is charged with'enforcing. These as-
,pects'will be. discussed presently. Of more'
immediate significance is the "ex cathedra"
pronouncement of 'Mr. Arnold 'in which he,
undertakes to discuss the merits of all adver-
tising. *
.^ *
A large part.df the:advertising now printed,
-Mr. Arnold says, is an economic waste, which
misleads the consumer and serves to build utp
great monopolies because only-large aggrega-
tions of capital have the resources to popu-
larize trade names and products. Mr. Arnold
thinks' we.. should have advertising "for con-
sumption."
There'-are gasoline and milk,: Mr. Arnold:
points ,dUt. He indicates -his belief that all
milk .is the same -and.all- gasoline is the same'
within- certain grades. -So it is some 'sort' of
an economic--misdemeanor to give your milk
or gasoline a trade name and intimate in theta
' public prints that it is better than'the other
fellow's milk or gasoline. .
If Mr. Arnold will take the trouble to in-
vestigate the sources of milk .supply he .will
find that it.isnot.:all the same::' But 'let-us
.assume that, say in New York City, there are
several kirids of milk, each; of which is:.about
as good :as the others..A All the brands are
better, more healthful and more cleanly
handled ,than the same or comparable brands
:ten years ago."


follow speedily.
Why will they follow so speedily? They
know full well that ..the maker of the more
'powerful fuel. will announce his new product:
and that they must match him or see some
portion of their business disappear.
So if all milk and all gasoline 'is the same,
but better than it was, what helped make it
that way? Might it not possibly b1.the com--
petitive urge' after new and better products
backed by the:.ability to announce those
products to the world? is,'1..itot also pos-
sible that the maker of a better. gasoline ek-
pects to advertise his ac-lievcment and thus
get a return for the expenditure' he. made on
research and production facilities?
If Mr. Arnold is proposiiig anything in his
idea of advertising for "consumption" he is
proposing that all gasoline makers get to-
gether and tell the public something like this:
"Use gasoline. Your car won't run without
it." .
And, so restricted, just what manufacturer
is going to bear the expense of pioneering
new products?
What a queer way to end monopoly. You
just get all the producers together and pre-
vent them from competing! i"
But, argues Mr. Arnold, the great pro-
ducers with the capital .can afford the. great
advertising campaigns: The small ohiesa 'cannot.
W ell, if Mr. Arnjold' ,'ill ,-::.n-ulr't he :l-,'v-r-
tising agencies they may tell him-i confi-
dence, of course-that great'advertising cam-
paigns do not 'always work that way. They
niay gile himi'some instances where they'did
not -work for the very good reason that the
ru-lu'ct was not good. And in the meantime,
'the "little fellow" whose product was good,
kept right on doing business. He probably
advertised in a small way at first. Later,. he
doubtless increased his. advertising. But a.
good product plus advertising gave him his
start. ..
Advertising works when you -have some-
thing worth while to sell that the public
wants. You don't just buy newspaper space
and proceed to get rich. You have something
good to sell and you;tell about it.
This seems all right-to us. Perhaps we
are old-fashioned.


Now let's see some theirr aspectsof Mr.
Arnold's consent decree. .
Besides the advertising there is another
phase -of thd agreement by which the corn-:
panies. concerned undertook not to indulge in
certain practices All ,, th.e, practices men-
tioned :bordered on -the "loan shrli' .variety..
The big installment financing companies con-
cerned ,were :perfectly willing to promise to
abstain f-rom these practices-because they did
not use them. ',Sme of the smaller companies
are said to indulge inthem still. These com-
'panies, if they wish, can become parties 'to
;the de-ree by agreeing to abstain from these
,practices. With the ':suppression o-f thesd
practices there 'capt be: no quarrel, but the'
method' is wide open to question. .
' t', mA be- recalled that .something like this
took place several 'years ago. It was called
NRA andit sponsored codes wVhichlooked'a
great deal like Mr. Arnold'' c6iisefit decree
'plan. The supreme court id it wVas illegal,

SMr. Arnold-is-,,gaipst advertising. There
is no laiv against advertising. 'But:Mr. Ar-'
nold hibs a number of' criminal anti-triust,suits
'in prospect, and Mr..'Arnold seems partial to
consent decrees.
SDoesl'Mr. Arnold expect to.-use thethreat-
of those suits as a weapon -to.-fe1ce consent


St rdust and

M oonshmne
, y lThe Other" Fellow


Why is this so? One reason 'I f'h'f cone
company or another found a way to improve e
its milk. Perhaps it found a .better 'bottle .or
,a .better cap. It bought space in the news-
,papers arnd it ,told about 'the improvement.
The other companies were imm ediately forced
to adopt something as good or better.
And then the other day this writer hap-
pened by chance to buy a new :brand, of gaso-
line. His somewhat ancient jloppy almost
ran away. Inquiry revealed that :it .wa.s a
higher octance fuel.put.out by ofe large com-
pany, and that the other oil companies would


decrees?
- Does -Mr. 'Arnold expect to in-
corporate in those decrees his
own pecultir ideas as.to advertis-
ing for whih h6b admits he has
not the shadow-tot 'statutory au-
thority? .
His record and litterances make
the assumption a ,fair- ,ose.

It was said 'at t the beginning
that this newspaper had a' pecuni-
.ary interest .in '-the., subject under
'discussion. Its pecuniary iterest
is less 'than othat':f ,ipany other
pubnllcatlons because the'.bulk of
Its advertising Is not, of.the, char-
acter: that-Mr.. Ainold cotilders so
economically "wasteful.. .
SThi newspaperr expresses the
hope thatlits contemporaries will
riot iet .the ichaege .of "self-Inter-
eats" -stand -In' the.. way of r;their
making a fight '.that should be

' This paper believes, that..the in-
sdependence fdr- the'A.ferlcain .press
is being threatened by -a ;well-
meaning man with,a set.of labora-
tory theories which fly in the face
of' the .common .experience of
every-day life.-Wall Street.J4our-


UP TO HER
Woman (in-fruit store): "I want
some grapes for my husband. Has
there been. any poison sprayed on
your grapes?"
.Fruit Dealer: "No,. ma'am. You
will have .to get that at the drug
store."-Florida Times-Union.


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~THE 'rFR FfPT 91.~E OIDA


.FRIDAkY, DECEMBER 30, 1938


Well, it looks like the New
Deal Is preparing to abandon the
Works Progress Administration,
what with the rumblings ..f .dis-
tant thunder by members of the
forthcoming congress who aver
they will fight to the last dlch ibe-
fore appropriating. .urtiher billions
'for continuance of the WPA, and
the appointment of Harry L. Hop-.
'kins, WPA bead, to succeed' Dan.
iel C. Roper, resigned, asi secre-
tary of commerce. The president
must look out for the chosen few
and see that they are provided for,
even though those on relief are
turned out in the cold.
And' further Indicatiois of the
aforespid abandonment are derived
from 'the fact that Aubrey Wil-
liams, d'epui WPA administrator,
has been appointed as National
Youth administrator, and Colonel
F. C. Harriniton to HIopl:ios'
vacant chair. Harriunirn will not
resign from the army in order to
draw th' difterernc .between. his
army pay and the $10,000 a :year
that Hopkins has been drawing
down," but will head WPA on ,de-
tail from thbiearmy. Thus when
WPA is dropped, no one of .any
consequence will be hurt.
Great game, politics, .but its too
much out of my line. I'd rather
have my self-respect and be poor.

Christmas is over, and here I
am, all decked out in a checkered'
.shirt and a flashy tie that will
probably go to-the colored janitor
before the' week is out. ... I
have 'another shirt-a silk one--
that felt so good-when I put it on
(i'm 'n6t'ablieUto.ib y '.silk shirts
myself); I- wanted,,to wear it to
bed, but my:wife objected ....
Which reminds me that/lMrs. H.
A. Dralre said she gave her hus-
band an electric hzoi- for Christ-
mas and he wanted to shave in
bed. Incidentally, she infoimea
him that now that he has the elec-
tric razor, that doesn't mean that
he is to keep away from soap and,
water.

Well, there's a New Year just
around the corner. We don't know
what it will bring, but we can all
hope for the best. I must
make preparations to bid farewell
to the Old Year .and extend the
glad hand of welcome to the New
Year, so- to all. I wish-
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

i:R R. Simcox of Blanchestar,
Ohio, has an eight-foot clock, the
wheels and cogs of which are
carved- &roml wood.


CARRASEItL" rst. GIEN
TITLE TO-DOCK SITE
The city-of Carrabelle last week
received a clear title to water-
front property whler a $140,000
.dock is 'to be built if necessary fi-
nancing -can be arranged. A fran-
chise to the property was signed
by Judge' Bascom S. Deaver of the
United States- court, elearing-own-
ership into the name of the city
of Carrabelle.
WPA approval of a project for
the dock is. pending. -Meanwhile,
dredging of the 28rfoot harbor is
1aftqst Ipompleted. '

MIMPRESSIONSO;QF
THECENTENNIAL

(Continued..from Page 3)
would save'time." The cracker spat
out a cud of tobacco .ad- drawled,
"Well, what is. time to a hog?"
This section can well afford to
add this muoney-maiing industry
as a parr of our work, as is done
in Bay county and eiewhere.
The .fine, display of fruits .and
v-e etrla 0s, calnnud "go-,ods and
honey show what is already being
done, and should stimulate us to
-greater efforts in this industry, for
local and outside need.
.The room to tih right. at the
.coiner of the building, kept me
longer, and I had to return several
times to see' more fully as the
value and future possibilities along
this line were thought of. To evalu-
ate properly anything, you must
tale. the background of the per-
sons who .did it. Before this proi-
'ect'was develo~id bhylour govern-
ment, many of these women knew
little or nothing of t'he way.to
make clothes anC ru.-nd them. Alid
as for making -:nj, rli i u',eful
and attractive for their homes, it
!was undreamed of.. And we must
value this work not from its use-
fulness in making an article of
wearing apparel, for, the reviving,
renewing and creating in these
women a desire for t -e-.beautiful
and attractive,' and the capacity.
of elevating their homes by the
work of their own hands has an
'elevating .-ffect upon their lives
and homes that is unmeasurable..
Ad-,,the good part of it ,_ tiht so,,
much' o:f the ,mat-rii i vu'-ii.hi tfh' '
reach of all. To be able to make
dyes from the woods and berries
at our door. means much more
then to spend a dime at the store.
When a woman can say "I made
this," it makes the article become
a thing of pride and of elevation,
of spirit and life. -
No one 'can foresee what this.-
class. of work ay produce, but
truly we'can say '"tnat if nothing
else. has been done. for our .hard-.
working women than, this alone,
the depression- has not come in
vain." Now if we are wise we will -
make this a permanent part of our
educational system and in every
community make ifl possible not
only for persons on relief, but for
all, 'to take advantage of it who
are not able to pay. In the' elevat-
ing of their homes by these means
we will save much more than the
costs in lessening crime and pov-
;erty, which are. exceedingly costly.
There are many other things
worthy of fuller mention, but time
forbids that I take up but' bne
more. It is the band and choral
work of the children. It is thrill-
ing to hear these boys and girls
who ,two years'ago were wasting
their time and, did not know a
note bf" music, nBr care to learn,
now playing and, singing. enthusi-
astcally -with siach' kill and
beauty! It' fairly took away. my
breath with astonishment. And it
makes us proud that our own band
ranks so high. What a wonderful
asset we ,ha-e 'in our dildrein. aAnd
how much they can add to, our
and their own enjoyment of life
by such development. They are
being saved, not only fro~m the
vices. of idleness, etc.,,bit to be-
come a valuable part of our oivic,
.social ari'd church life. 'The
churches .'alone could well afford
to'raisq all .the ..mney to continue
this program after the WPA;'dies,
since these yoinkk people .will be-
come so. muchi' ~nore valuable as'
church members' and workers, In-
stead .,of becoming a 'dbtrlment.
Here again we must makil music,
vocal and Insttiumental, a definite
part of our schp.polt sstei. Will
you help?. ..
I have the det' in my thinking
box that makes ,contact with my
energy powerho~sie.: w about
you?


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Your good will and patronage are highly appreciated, and
we thank those customers who have made our business
quite satisfactory during the past year.


OWENS & MURDOCK




GREETINGS!


At one time PAYNE'S PRAIRIE, or
Alachua L ke, was so 4dep that there
was suffiaiCft water to allo6 steaMers to
ply from 'shore to shore. This was caused
by the stopping up of its two sinks into
which the stream flowing'from the higher
-lvel of i-ewnan's -Lake drained. At in-
frequent intervals the lake entirely dis-
appears into an unfathomed abyss, leave.
ing myriads of fish to perish. There are
several records of these strange disap-
pearances but for' the most part the great
basin, which occupies 12,000 acres, has
,been covered with water. When dry its
extremely rich bottom lands have served
as pasture for herds of cattle. In order
to overcome the queer antics of Payne's
Prairie, the owners are considering the


digging of canals to make drainage per.
manent. Sincp Whiss i one'of the few iso-
lated places qn the globe, .where the cele-
brated lotus grows, it is hoped that at
least a part df this remarkable spot will
be preserved.
The ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TUR-
TLE, which stainss a weight of 15 0
ppWunds, is found~ in all the rivers leading
to the Gulf. It attracts fish with .the
worm-like appendage inside its mouth, and
since it looks like a moss covered stone
it easily entices fish inside" ilie powerful
jaws which immediately close down on any
luckless creature. This specimen is exhibited
'at the Florida Reptile Institute, Silver
Springs, Florida.


To all our friends and patrons

who have proven so loyal,

staunch and,true, we wish to

express our appreciation and

extend good wishes for a

HAP.P Y 'NE W
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Y E A R I


BAYSJHOREGROCERY & MARI
o r .. m


IF ANYBODY HAS-
SEloped
Married
Divorced
Hald a' Fire
Sold a Farm
Been Arrested
Been Your Gtuest
Started in Business
Left-You a ,Fortune .
Boiight a New Iine 'm
SSwiped Y6ur 'Chickens
Met With An Accidenit
Had a Visit. From the Stork
THAT'S NEWS
-' TELL THE EDITOR

Phone 51-The Star


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HAPPY


A TALL ONE velop ntof
The bus was crossing the Apa- Vt
lachicola river on the new Gorrie' .o i ...
bridge. A tourist from the North Mahy-lliv
looked out the window and, with u alltt c0 "etM.y
scorn in his voice, said to the'
driver: "What creek is that?" A I rOwth of( t
The bus driver glanced out the id Growth of Cit
window and said in a startled --
fione: "W1l, doggone it, here I Advocates of. Waterway Develop-
thought I had fixed that leak In ment Seeking $25,00o0,00
the radiator." Federal Aid'
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The operation of cutting a hole
in- the skull was done by primitive Advocates of waterway develop-
people, sometimes to let out evil ment are seeking federal approval
spirits that were supposed to cause of a $25,000,000 project for the
pain, andi-in other cases as a re- Chattahooche river to develop it
ligious rite to enable the soul to for transportation purposes as well
escape the body and commune as for the production of a. great
with spirit powers. supply of :hydro-eiectric power,
__ _____ and should the plani. be approved


lCrmlillill:!nilil'il!HIItl nllilllllWlsll)I!lli Read the ads-it pays!
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HAPPY DAYS ARE
HERE AGAIN! .


And in appreciation of the friendly
good will of our patrons and
friends and those with whom we do
business, we extend the Season's
Greetings and wish a

NEW YEAR TO ALL!


Danley Furniure Company

Danley Furniture Company


by the federal, 'government it
would aid materially in the future
de\ elopment df.Port St. Joe, due
to the inra-coastal canal. which
connects 'with'' the Apalachicola
:river on the east' and St. Andrews
bay on the west.
SLooking forward to this de-
velopment, Royce Kershaw, head
of the Columbus Towing company,
already has secured a 450-horse-
power boat, 120 by 23 feet, which
will 'be' placed in' service on the:'
Chattahoochee river, operating
between Apalachicola and Colum-
bus.

MAYBE IT, IS, AT THAT
Minister: "Don't you think fish-
ing is a cruel: sp~At?"'
'Cracker: "I sho' do. I been
sittia' here two hdurs pestered by
mosquitoes and I ain't had; a bite."

A chemist in South Africa has
found that a certain plant of the
yam family contains in its leaves'
40' times as much Iron as Is found
in spinach.


Happiness, Health and an entire year full of bounteous
Blessings. These things we wish for you and
yours throughout the N;ew Year of 1939.


sT JO MOTOR COMPANY


ALL THE BEST DURING 1939


The Happiest of New Years. to everyone in Port St. Joe
and Gulf County. ... '.Watch for our specials
during the coming year of 1939!


New York's zoo.loical park has. CoaL' is really wood, since it is
a cat that was taught; when 'a kit- niad4 of massee ar,.T hardened
ten, to avoid birds, ad neither.1 wood and vegetation from forests
she nor her 54 kittens has ever that grew more than 200 million
been known to kill a bird. year ago.
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The Star does all types of Com- A woman's line of least resist-
mercial Printing. See us. ance is her'-clothes line.

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PAGE FIVE


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1938


4- : 1







PE SX TE S OT S


THE POCKETBOOK

lof KNOWLEDGE 4s


COMMUNITY XMAS
TREE DRAWS CROWD

S (Continued from Page 1)
the Gulf Hardware, company sup-
plying the wiring and sockets at
cost and,. Barrier's store supplying
the lights at cost. Power was sup-
plied gratis by the Florida Power
corporation and the St. Joe Paper
company. donated use of flood-
lights.

Miss Clarra Maddox of Apalachi-
cola spent the holidays in Port St.
'Joe as Ae guest of her-parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Maddox, Sr.

1 Place Your Orders NOW for
i SHRUBBERY
'.To Be Delivered Next Week

BARRIERS SR


CLASSIFIED ADS

FOR SALE
PIANO FOR SALE-In fair condi-
tion; looks, good'. Will sacrifice
at a bargain. Address: inquiries
to Box HM, The Star. 1*
FOR RENT
UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
ins; ceiled overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber. Co., 12|21tf


Services Offered
ELECTRIC WIRING-In all Its
branches, reasonable. Fixtures
and Fans. Repairs
HENDERSON ELECTRIC
COMPANY Port St. Joe
-Home Office, Apalachicol. Box 313

We Stock the Finest

LIQUORS
At Prices You Can Afford

We Have Just Installed A
NEW SNOOKER TABLE
Come In and Enjoy a Few
Gamen of Pool


LeHARDY BAR
and BILLIARD PARLOR
FRANK LeHARDY, Prop.


SAFETY COUNCIL

SEEKS DRIVERS'

,, LICENSE LAW

Bill Being Prepared For Introduc-
tion At Forthcoming Legis-
lative Session

Led by the Florida Safety Coun-
cil, proponents of a state drivers'
license law are preparing a bill to
be introduced at the forthcoming'
legislative session, establishing a
standard state drivers' license
law, which would restrict the right
to operate any motor vehicle on a
public highway to those persons
qualified to hold a driver's license.
Under the proposed legislation
no persons under 16 could drive a
car unless a 'licensed driver was
present, except on a learner's per-
mit. All persons above 16, who
drive at present, would be given
a license upon payment of a 25-
cent fee, on proof they have driven
more than 500 miles.
Periodic examinations are pro-
vided for/ Licenses would' be re-
voked for a number' of causes,
such as drunken driving, being the
driver of a hit-and-run car, three
convictions for reckless driving
within 12 months, manslaughter
through use of the motor car, per-
jury in connection with auto own-
ership or maintenance, using the
car to commit a felony, and other
causes.
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STATE CARILLON

AT 1939 FAIR IS

WORLD'S BIGGEST

Will Be Loaned to Florida Exhibit
By the Stephen Foster Me-
morial Corporation

The jewelled tower of, Florida's
building at the New York World's
Fair will house the world's largest
carillon, "The Voice of Florida."
The carillon has been purchased
by the Florida Stephen Foster
Memorial corporation and will be
loaned to the Florida exhibit dur-
ing the fair. Afterwards it will be
housed in a campanile on the


will be Able to enjoy concerts fea-
turing the many well known Fos-
ter melodies.
The carillon has 75 tubular bells
and will be operated by an auto-
matic electric' playing device which
will play musical selections at any
hour of the day or night, and by a
small electric keyboard, which will
be played by visiting musicians.
The bells are of drawn bell
metal, instead of being cast, and
are equipped with a damper de-
vice which automatically silences
a bell the instant the succeeding
note is struck. Through this device
intermingling of tones is entirely
eliminated and the melody stands
out clear and distinct.


LEGAL ADVERTISING

Notice is hereby given that the
Appropriation Ordinance hereinaf-
ter set forth, was introduced at a
meeting of the City Commission
held on the 29th day of December,
A.D. 1938. The estimate upon which
such ordinance is based is on file
for inspection of' the public at the
office of the City Auditor and
Clerk at the City Hall. Said Ordin-
ance will be acted on finally by
the 'City Commission at 9:30 A.

M. January 5, 1939, at the City
Hall.
WITNESS my hand and the of-
ficial seal of the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, this 29th day of De-
cember, A.D. 1938.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk.
(SEAL)
ORDINANCE NO. 60X
AN ORDINANCE MAKING AP-
PROPRIATIONS FOR THE SAL-
ARIES OF OFFICERS AND EM-
PLOYEES OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, AND FOR THE
CURRENT OPERATING EXPENS-
ES OF THE DEPARTMENTS AND
BRANCHES OF'THE CITY, WITH
ANNUAL PERIOD BEGINNING
JANUARY 1, 193'9, AND ENDING
JANUARY 1, 1940.
WHEREAS, The City Commis-
sion'is of the opinion that it is
necessary for -the immediate pro-
lection and preservation of the
peace, safety,' health and property
oi-,the City and its inhabitants, and
to provide for the usual daily op-
eration of the City and its depart-
ments, that this Ordinance be en-
acted and take effect immediately;
therefore,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEO-
PLE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE:
SECTION 1. That there is here-
by appropriated for budget expen-
ditures of the City of Pbrt St. Joe
lor the period January 1, 1939, to
Januarye, 1940, for the purpose of
defraying the expenses of the here-
inafter named departments and
hereinafter designated purposes,
the sums, of money, hereinafter
provided; namely:
Police Department ......,$3900.00
Scavenger Department .._ 1990.00
Executive Department .... 2120.00
Fire Department ......... 456.00
Street Lights ............. 900.00
Office Expenses .........412.00
Legal Expenses ........... 300.00
SSalaries' General,......... ,. 360.00
Street Maintenance ...... 2760.00
Contineencles ........... 1500.00
Public Improvements ...... 3000.00,
SECTION 2. That there Is here-
by appropriated to pay the out-
standing indebtedness, being ac-
counts payable for the "year Janu-
Iry 1, 1939, to January 1, 1940, the
sum of Two Thousand Fifteen
($2015.00) Dollars.
SECTION 3. That thereishere-
by appropriated to pay the interest
on One Hundred Seventy-five
Thousand ($175,000.00) Dollars
outstanding dredging bonds for
the year January 1, 1939, to Janu-
ary' 1, 1940, the sum. of Three
Thousand Five Hundred ($3,500.
00) Dollars.
SECTION 4. That the invalidity
of any section or provision of this
Ordinance shall not invalidate any
other section or provision thereof.
SSECTION. 5. This Ordinance
shall tae' effect immediately upon
its passage.
'INTRODUCED in the City Com-
mission on the 29th day of De-
cember. A.D. 1938, and adopted
and passed by the City Commis-
sion on the..... day of......... A.D.
19.....
o................ .....
S Mayor-Commissioner.
ATTEST:
.o .. ..I.o.. .. ... ......
City Auditor and Clerk.
Recorded ................. 19....


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1938


SThe national forest system. now Cook books cause more divorce
contains over 170,000,000 acres. than bank books.


Q J A YEAR OF SERVICE


During the New Year our motto
will be, as always "Service"-and
we are going to give you better
Lines of high quality merchandise
during 1939 than ever before.



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GRIFFIN'S GROCERY
'AND MARKET


GREETINGS!
We sincerely thank you for ybur patronage and good
will during 1938, and extend heartiest best wishes for a
HAPPY NE W YEAR'!.

ST. JOE ICE COMPANY :
MAX KILBOIRN7 Proprietor


May it bring Health and Happiness to all!


.An-


other New Year another opportunity to live success-
fully and happily. We're ready to serve you in 1939.

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St. Joe Bar and Billiard Parlor
ED GEORGE, Proprietor


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BEST WISHES


We wish to extend to you, and to those near and dear
to you, our sincere Good Wishes for the year 1939, and,
may it be the most Prosperous and Happy Year
you have ever known.




GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO.

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banks of the Suwannee river at ........
White Sprtings, Fla., where visitors City Auditor and Clerk.


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FLOR.IDA


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