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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: January 6, 1939
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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The Star-Florida's fastest grow-.,
ing little newspaper-dndicated to
the betterment and up'ullding of
the City of Port St Joe.


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SPrt St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000"
. : DuPont Paper Mill--Florida's fast-
.eet growing little, city. .In
the heart of the pine, belt.


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center

VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1939 NUMBER f2


Board of County

Commissioners

Is eorganizEd


MIDENG0- O. FIFTH



STRET EXPECTED





Ou iy Has $14 547 At Cost of $128,921, of Which
It Has 1, $59,222 Is Federal Grant;

^ 111 AWvasI In 'Will Be 120 Feet Wide With
'Parkways On Portion.

State as Tax F nd( x ... "__
State Tax Fund In a statement. yesterday, J.
Ross iWatson of the Florida Hous-
PWA Al'otments Cibme to $71,- ing-corporation, said that widening
iof Fifth street froni Monument
875; Balance Is Estimated for ift street fro Monument
Fst Six Months ofavenue to the eastern city limits
Si is expected to begin next Monday.
Cost ol this project has been
A statement released yesterday set at $128,921, of which $50,222 is
by Arthur B. Hale, chairman of. a federal grant, the balance of the
the state road department, .shows cost .to be taken care of by local
in detail there disposition which the interests owning the property on
road department has. made of the both sides of the street. The im-r
second gas tax credited to various provement will not cost the city of
counties for 'road construction. Port St. Joe a single penny.
Estimated total collections t The roadway is to be widened to
June 30, 1939, of the .second gas 120 feet, 90 feet of which will be
tax available for Gulf county is pavement. with a 15-foot sidewalk
$14,547.20. Up to Diecember 1, on each side.
1938, $71,875.80 had been allotted Allp
to this county in PWA projects, r, e o ang
-t. some time back gave deeds
making total estimated collections for the necessary ground for the
$86,42.. widening project, thus assuring its
Estimated total, collections to completion.
June 30, 1939, in the eleven coun- It is .undtertood a number of
'i- idrld -in"tle' tscm-r- r~i1r 1,' ,:.zd:-db, iade'ddWbiv the-
Si i,, lI. 4- Ot this amount $281,- center of the street on that portion
420.82 has been allotted to state, near Garrison avenue, th.s making
projects in the various counties, a beautiful entrance to the city


and $349,749.83,las been allotted
to PWA projects, leaving a bal-
ance of $448,998.83 available for
additional projects in 1939.
To the total of $631,170.65 al-
lotted to state and PWA projects
in the various counties must be
added PWA grants 'of $304,763,
making a total construction of
"$935,933.65 and a balance of $448,-
988.83 available for the ensuing
year out of the -total collections
of $1,080,169.48.
Franklin has estimated collec-
tions to June 30 1939, of $45,461,
all of this being available for
projects in 1939.
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C. of C. Meets

This Evening

~Many Matters Held Over During
Holidays To Be Discussed

The Port St. Joe Chamber of
Commerce will hold its first meet-
ing of the new year in the Legion
hut this- evening at 8 o'clock. It
is expected that all members will
be present, as many matters have
-been deferred owing to meetings
:having been -dispensed'with during
the Centennial celebration and the
holiday season.'
The chamber is growing rapidly,
now numbering almost 100 mem-
bers, and is becoming a strong
force in civic affairs. Almost every
line of business in the city is rep-
resented, and the sprit of co-opera-
tion is such that when this body
gets behind a move it is generally
.put over.
"If you have any matter that
you think would help the city in
any way," said Secretary T. W.
Wilson yesterday, "you are re-
quested to place it with the secre-
tary for offering to the body for.
action. Better still become a mem-
ber and help promote the interests
of the community."


from the: east.


Radio Signal Buoy

At Cape San Bias

Will Direct Ships Into St. Joseph's
And St. Andrews Bays

According. to word received here
Tuesday from E. C. Merrill, super-
intendent of the Eighth lighthouse
district, at New Orleans, a radio
signal buoy has been placed off
Cape San Bias, east of this city,
for the guidance of coastwise
shipping.
An effort was made to have the
signal buoy placed at the entrance
of St. Andrews Bay by the Panama
,City Chamber of Commerce, but it
was thought to be of greater bene-
fit by the lighthouse superinten-
dent if it were placed at San Bias,
as it will act as a guide to vessels
-entering both this harbor and St.
Andrews Bay.
The radio buoy will send a warn-
ing signal of one dot and' two
dashes at three-minute intervals
on a frequency of 290 kilocycles
between 10 and 20; anid 40 and 50
minutes after the hour in clear
weather' and continuously during
foggy or stormy Weather.
S-------.------ .
REVIVAL SERVICES AT
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Rev. H; F. Beaty announced
yesterday that a series of meetings
will be held at the new Presby-
terian church beginning the third
Sunday, January 15. Services will
be held twice each day through
the fourth Sunday.
Rev. James W. Marshall, who
:was in charge of this field seven
years ago, will do' the preaching. I
Rev. Beaty extends a cordial int
vitation to everyone to join in
these meetings. .


Three New Members Take Seats;
Jesse Gaskin Is Chosen As
Chairman of Board

At the first meeting of the new
year held at Wewahitchka Monday
by the board of commissioners of
Gulf county, three new members
took their seats, Arthur Lupton of
this district, W. R. Connell and
Jesse Gaskin. F. B. Whitfield and
F. C. Lister, the other two mem-
bers of the board, were carry-
overs.
Jesse Gaskin was elected chair-
man of the board. Other appoint-
ments were as' follows: E. Clay
Lewis, Jr., attorney to the board.
and county prosecuting attorney;
J. C. Efurd, county road .sulerin-
tendent; Bill Lester, tractorman;
Alton Hall. graderman; Claude
Smith, janitor, and J. 1E. Odom,
Overtstreet ferryman.


Military Academy

Is Seeking Florida

Winter q 8Arters

Write Secretary f' haber'b iof
Commerce Asking If Port St.
Joe Can Furnish Location

A letter has been received by
the secretary of the local chamber
of commerce from the Shenandoah
Valley Academy at Winchester,
Va., .a boys' military preparatory
,school, asking if a suitable build-
ing is available in Port St. Joe or
vicinityy to care for 75 cadets dur-
ing the winter.
The letter states that the acad-
emy had planned to take the stu-
dents to Florida next year, but
since the cadets are so anxious to
come to Florida they would like
to hold three months' schooling in
this state during 1939.
A suitable building, as specified
in the letter, would, not have to be
pretentious providing .it is com-
fortable, may be furnished or un-
furnished, and must contain from.
25 to 50 rooms, depending upon
there size of the rooms.
While it is undoubtedly too late
to. secure this academy for the
winter for Port St. Joe, and like-
wise there being no suitable build-
ing, available at this time, perhaps
some suggestion, may be made by
someone to provide, these accom-
modations and. offer them to the
academy for us-e next year.

PEPPER'LOSES RACE TO
INTRODUCE FIRST BILL

iSenator Claude Pepper of Flor-
ida Tuesday lost the biennial race
to introduce Senate Bill No. 1 at
Washington.
He had arranged with senate
attaches to place the coveted nu-
meral on his measure to carry out
the Townsend old-age pension
plan, but was outmaneuvered by
Senator P.ittman of Montana with
a bill to defer payments on a Ne-
vada reclamation project.
When Vice-Presiaent Garner is-


sued the initial call for bills Tues-
day, Pittman was first on his feet
and insisted on his right ,to the
prized number. .


QOpeningif Ca a IIn Addition To Bank, Will
Opening o Canal House Te!epsone Exchange,
Store and Offices; Struc-
reates Mos ito ture To Cost $75,000,

eeding Grotund Preliminary work started Mon-
day at the southeast corner of
Long avenue .and Fifth street for
Appeal Made'To County' Commis- construction of the long-awaited
sioners To Open Streams 'bank building.
Closed By Work The structure will be 50 by-110
-- feet, two stories high, of rein-
T. W. Wion secret o te forced concrete and will house, the
T W W ils on, secretary ot the;! .
'new bank anud a 25 by 70 foot
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com- room on the ground loor,
n'erce. went before the n'ewly-or- stor r lo ill C o n
ganized board of county commis- ., .. St. ,.e
,? :. t i. d-'.,. ii-ii':i: ,iuti ,.- ot i. Or. S c 'e
sioners Tuesday with the request Tl-~ T. lph co p
i-l, Iit- ur_,e ,p lk,-!213ipn COnipA yv,
that steps be taken to open up the i ee 'd o
'--e\,0 ti.,i ,i-i3 ,:fi,~ ind one lalge
small streams and bayous which .
were closed when the connectingI Tone i-xrilr -t tbe building 1
link/ with the intracoastal canal l anre. or s
was recently dug, stating that .the.; on t ti .d1tsil to
material removed fromn the tig.l r lt ls -, inl
ditch was piled in a continuous' .I i e thro,,boit with
embankment, dam.m g up.these iid throughout wth
embankment, damming up A narbir L or ana M arrule trim ahnd
streams that formerly drained .i,. .,, .-- wil t b e .' .
into the small creek that was' ..-'i equi
-, ;,i i T l[at.-IJ t Drotecti've;-devioes
used. in large part, for the line'of .ol .hi lto -;-ted:s. ,.
the canal. I ArL
t T,,l ,:,, l t bt he building i .set
The water behind this :-ruml.'uk. ,~ l ii Hn..
.r_. if"has"become stinagfnt .in .*.- .
,. ( <..:(.,r.:,ration v.,ill" be in cbha,'?
natural breeding places for mo- rra wl i .
natural bleeding plaes for mo- construction and will let the work
squitoes, Mr. Wilson pointed out,; costructona l lt he work
to sub-contractors. The 'Farguart
and fear has been expressed that to sub-cont toFarquar
this will lead to the spread of dis- Steel & Ion. many of Jackson-
ease. Man co ts hav b ville ha!s been awarded the con-
ease. Many comments have been
made that this has een the geat- tract for all structural .steel which
ade that this has been the great- is to b'e delivered on the site 'of
est year for mosquitoes that any- the building by February- 1
one can remember, ant1 this could The building will be set back
probably be traced to this flooded'
ioa e from the present street line in 'or-
section as the main reason. der to allow for widening of Fifth
The commissioners gladly con- street to 120 feet.
:sented to take the matter unoer
consideration and endeavor to de-
velop some plan to relieve the sit- JANUARY 16 IS
nation. It is possible that this*
movement can be coupled up with TAG DEADLINE
a WPA arrangement for other
canals or drainage ditches that Revenue From License Payments
would not only go far toward rid- Totals $895,748 And Is -
ding this section of insect pests, Mounting Steadily
but also result in reclaiming much _
land for the production, of crops, Automobile owners already have
a vital necessity, to the future paid $895,748 into the state treas.
growth of Port St. Joe. ury for their 1939 license plates,
(-- according to figures issued Tues-
Postoffice Shows day by the state tag commission
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Increase Over 37mounting daily.
All cars must have 1939 licenses
eady Growth Augurs Well For lb January 16. That is the dead-
Second Class Rating In 1'p fix-' bv law. Governor Cone
Near Future has authority to extend it for ,30'
days, but he has given no ind}ca-
.ccording to figures compiled tion that he will.
Postmaster H. A. Drake this The state is about one month be-
ek, the Port St. Joe postoffice hind with- its payment to school
ows an in-crease in revenue for teachers, and the governor re-
38' over 1937 of $4,070.74. The gently asked county tax collectors
carter just ended showing an in- to rush their license tag money to
aase of $920.81 over- the preced- the treasury so that salary pay-
quarter. ments to teachers might be made,
f th intirp for hp. P-ntirp ear of


1936 came to but $2,432.72, while
1937 produced $6,581.87, indicating
an increase of more than 400 per
cent in revenue during the past
two years. All of which seems to
point the way to the local office
becoming second class in the very
near future.
The best barometer of the
growth of any city is its postal re-
ceipts, and If receipts of the Port
St. Joe office show a correspond-
ing increase during the next two
years it will enter the f1rst class
category. .


Unemployment Claims
May Be Filed Wednesday

It is understood that a district
representative of the state er~
ployment office at Panama City
will be in this city Wednesday of
each week for the purpose of tak-
ing initial claims for unemploy-
ment compensation. He will be
located at the city hall.
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Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Sangaree of
Apalachicola were business visi-
tors in the city Wednesday.


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Beautiful Xmas

Service Held At

Methodist Church

By T. W. WILSON

In the hurry and frenzy of a
modern Christmas season, some-
times there are things that occur
that might not command the at-
tention they should if published at
that time. Therefore this item,
though seemingly belated as news,
will no doubt be read with more
interest at this time. The writer
refers to the Christmas service at
the Methodist church. It was very
beautiful and will linger long in
the memory of those who were
fortunate enough to have been
present.
At the foot of the left aisle of
the church was a huge tree, beau-
tifully decorated with electric
lights and baubles of the season.
On the platform of the pulpit a
manger had been placed, and be-
hind it, and watching over the in-
fant form of the Saviour, sat
Mary, His mother.
The program opened with soft
music, followed by the choir sing-
ing several Christmas carols, end-
ing with the inspiring hymn, "Joy
to the World, the Lord Is Come."
Then came the voice of a reader
with; words describing the song
and reminding of the deep mean-
ing it holds, and calling attention
,to the fact that this great moment
In the history of the world is 'of-
ten forgotten for a little while.
This was followed by a reading
from a lady missionary writing
from Japan, who had once faced
Christmas with no news from home
and with delayed mails which
made it impossible to get any let-
ters in time for the day. To add to
her depression, the day before
Christmas was dark and gloomy
and she retired that night with a.
heavy heart and with the prospect
of an uncheery Christmas. But she
was awakened before dawn by the
voices of members of her Sunday
.school class singing "Joy to the
World." This little lesson taught
what Christ meant to a convert in
a pagan country, and intensely
told the story of the spread of the
gospel.
The voice of the reader con-
tinued with the story of the Holy
Babe and what His birth has
meant to the entire world through
the centuries that have elapsed,
and the tremendous force it is in
the wofld today.
A message from Luke 2:1-7 was
read by the minister, followed by
the voice of the reader, ending
with the stately hymn, "Silent
Night." During the singing of this
deeply moving hymn, a number of
young girls left their play at the
tree and took places behind Mary,
looking over her shoulder at the
Infant. There came, too, the shep-
herds from the fields, with their
staffs in their hands, to pay hom-
age to the little Redeemer in the
manger. The children sang "Away
In a Manger" -and the choir and
the shepherds sang "While Shep-
herds Watched Their Flocks By
Night."
The voice of the reader came
again, telling the story of Bethle-
hem and the message of "Peace on
earth, good will to men." Then
softly came the voice of the choir
with, "Hark, the Herald Angels
Sing."
The reader then fitted the pieces
together which brings to the mod-
"ern world, with its trying prob-
lems, the fact that with adherence
to the program that Christ laid
out for us these problems have
their solution. Nearly 2000 years
have passed, but the force that
came into the world with the first
birthday, which we are still cele-
brating -as the years roll on, is
still the vital force that cheers
men's hearts and brings joy and
peace to all. ..
The program closed with hymns
of adoration.and faith,, and with a
freewill offering for use in tubercu-


Society


MISS PATRICIA SEXTON
WEDS NED PATTON
Miss Patricia Alson Sexton,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wil-
liams .Sexton of Ponte Vedra and
Wytheville, Va., became the bride

of Ned Alexander Patton of Jack-
sonville, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George A. Patton of Port St. Joe,
in a beautiful candlelight cere-
mony solemnized at the twilight
hour, 6 o'clock Saturday, Decem-
ber 31, in The Church of Our Sa-
vior at Jacksonville. The Rev. Al-
bert Kissling, minister of the
Riverside Presbyterian church of
Jacksonville, officiated.
The chancel of the church, which
was candlelighted, was decorated
with white blossoms ana feathery
greens. Mrs. Albert Kissling at
the organ played beautiful nuptial
selections, including the tradi-
tional wedding marches.
The bride, who was given in
marriage by her father, had as her
matron of honor and only attend-
ant, her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sex-
ton LaCour. J. Edwin Graves, Jr.,
a cousin of the brideroom, was
best man.
The bride's gown of white ben-
galine was fashioned on long
graceful lines, the flared: skirt
terminating in a long soft train.
Her veil of ivory bridal illusion
was caught to her hair with
sprays of white sweet peas, and
she carried a shower bouquet of
white gladioli.
Mrs. Patton, mother of the
groom, was lovely in a light blue
lace model worn with a shoulder
spray of Talisman roses, while
Mrs. Sexton chose a white Gre-
cian dinner gown trimmed with a
turquoise chiffon girdle, and her'
flowers were flame-colored gladi-
oli arranged in a corsage.
Immediately following the cere-
mony, a reception was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin
Graves, Jr., of Jacksonville.
In the early evening' Mr. Patton
and his bride left for a wedding
trip to South Florida, and upon
their return January 10 they will
reside at Ponte Vedra.
The bride, who was born in
Wytheville, Va., has spent the past
five years in New York and Ponte
Vedra. She attended Roland Park
School at Baltimore .and the New
York School of Fine and Applied
Arts.
Mr. Patton is a graduate of the
University of Florida where he
was a member of the Sigma Nu
fraternity, Blue Key, Phi Kappa
Phi honorary fraternity, and was
president of his senior class. He
has been affiliated with a life in-
surance company in Jacksonville
for the past five years and has
visited with his parents in Port St.
Joe a number of times.

JOHN HEWITT ENTERTAINS
WITH STAG DINNER
John :Hewitt entertained Mon-
day night with a stag dinner at
his home at the St. Joe Lumber &
.Export company mill. A delicious
turkey dinner with all the "fixin's"
was served to H. Sandsberry.
C. Bulger, S. Davis, J. Chapman
and K. Mayo of Tallahassee, R. R.
Ramsey and P. Saunders of Mari-
anna and J. Wilder and D. Strick-
land of Pensacola.

MRS. RAMSEY ENTERTAINS
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
'Mrs. Ed. Ramsey entertained the
Thursday Bridge club this week
at her home on Long avenue. The
living room where guests were re-
ceived was attractively decorated
with potted plants and cut flowers.
After three progressions of bridge,
prizes were presented and refresh-
ments served to members present.
lar and childrefns diseases. This
had been agreed upon instead of
, the usual Christmas candy' treat.


Personals


At the Churches

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.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
night.

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

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
10:00 a. m.-gunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:30 p. m.-Preaching service.

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.

BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
MEETING MONDAY
The general business meeting of
the Baptist Missionary Society
was held at the church Monday
afternoon.
The meeting was opened with
singing the year song for 1939, "I
Love to Tell the Story." The new
watchword, taken from 2nd Corin-
thians, 5th chapter, 14th verse,
was repeated in unison, followed
with prayer by Mrs. Curtis Palm-
er. The roll was called and the
minutes read by the secretary,
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon, and three
new members were welcomed.
Reports from the treasurer, of-
ficers and chairmen were called
for and read, revealing much work
done for the past month. Com-
mittees were appointed for the
quarterly W. M. S. meeting for the
last of January.
It was announced that the
circles of the society will meet as
follows next Monday afternoon:
Martha Circle with Mrs. E. A. Mc-
Caskey, Mary Circle with Mrs. J.
H. Halley at the home of Mrs.
Tommy Ansley, and thda Lydia
Circle with Mrs. Curtis Palmer in
"Oak Grove."
The meeting was dismissed by
repeating the Mizpah.
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COUPLE ARE MARRIED
HERE CHRISTMAS DAY
A wedding announcement of in-
terest to Port St. Joe people is
that of Mrs. Margaret Theobald
.Gray to Melvin L. Johnson of Peh-
sacola. The ceremony took place
at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. J.
B. Gloekler on Christmas day, the
Rev. D. E. Marietta officiating.
Only members of the immediate
families were present.
Mrs. Johnson Is the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Theobald of Apalachicola and was
born and reared in that city. She
has, been employed at the naval
air station in Pensacola for the
past two years. Mr. Johnson, a
resident !of Pensacola, is office
manager of the air station.
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WEDNESDAY CLUB MEETS
WITH MRS. FARMER
Mrs. P. J. Farmer was hostess to
the Wednesday Bridge club this
week at her home at "Oak Grove."
Two tables were placed for play
and after, several progressions,
prizes were awarded to Mrs. W. M.
Howell for high and Mrs. W. S.
Smith, cut.
A delectable salad plate, hot
chocolate and saltines was served
-by the hostess to Mesdames W. M.
Howell, W. S. Smith, Shannon, D.
C. Smith, S. Curry, C. Trammell
and M. Larkin.
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SChurches


MRS. WILLIE OLA MARTIN
AND W. M. UPSHAW WED
Mrs. Willie Ola Martin and W.
M. Upshaw were quietly married
Wednesday evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon,
Rev. J. W. Sisemore officiating.
Only immediate members of the
families were present. Immedi-
ately following the ceremony Mrs.
Pridgeon served a delicious sup-
per.
Mrs. Upshaw has lived in Port
St. Joe for a number of years,
coming here from Tuscaloosa,
Ala. Mr. Upshaw came to this city
from Birmingham about a year
ago. They have many friends that
wish them many years of happi-
ness.
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MRS. CONKLIN HOSTESS
TO IDLE HOUR CLUB
Mrs. B. B. Conklin entertained
the Idle Hour Bridge club at her
home 'on Garrison avenue last
Thursday. The living room where
three tables were placed for play
was decorated with pots of beau-
tiful poinsettias and other decora-
tions of the holiday season. After
three progressions, prizes were
presented to Mrs. B. C. Gaillard,
Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. S. Turner.
Refreshments were served to
Mesdames, Gaillard, Bryant, Tur-
ner, Brooks, W. Smith, Jervis, J.
Gloekler, T. Frary, Darcey, G. Mc-
Lahon, and T. Gregg.

LOTTIE MOON GIRLS'
AUXILIARY MEETS
The regular monthly business
meeting of the Lottie Moon Circle
of the Girls' Auxiliary to the Bap-
tist church was held at the church
Wednesday afternoon with the
president, Carolyn Baggett, pre-
siding.
The i meeting opened with the G.
A. Hymn. The devotional was led
by Mary Helen Gangneiux and fol-
lowed with prayer by Hazel Ca-
son. The regular business routine
was carried out, after which a val-
entine party was discussed. Re-
ports from committees were heard
and one new member welcomed.
The meeting was dismissed by
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.

Friends of Mrs. Philip Lovett


LANETA DAVIS, Editor


regret to learn ort er serious ill-i 1959, each ............. 8,000.00
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellows and CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, Florida.
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NOTICE SALE OF BONDS
Sealed bids for the purchase of
$175,000.00 of dredging bonds,
1937, of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, will be received by the
City Commission, of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, at the City
Hall, in said City, until ten o'clock
A. M. (E.S.T.), Friday, February
3, 1939, at which time and place
all bids will be publicly opened and
'read aloud.
The bonds will be dated January
1, 1937, in the denomination of
$1,000.00 each, numbered in order
of their maturity from 1 to 175,
both inclusive, bear interest at the
rate of four percentum per annum,
payable semi-annually on January
1 and July 1 in each year from the
date thereof until maturity, pay-
able as to both principal and in-
terest at the office of the City
Clerk, in the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, or, at the option of the
holder, at the Florida National
Bank in Jacksonville, Jacksonville,
Florida, in such coin or currency
as is, on the respective dates of
payment of principal thereof and
interest thereon, legal tender for
the payment of public and private
debts; shall be in coupon form,
shall be registerable as to princi-
pal only at the option of the hold-
er; and shall mature serially on
January 1 in the years and amounts
as follows:
Year Amount
1940, 1941, 1942, 1944,
1945, 1946; 1948, 1949,
1940, 1952, 19153, 1954,
1956, 1957, 1958, each..$9,000.00
1943, 1947, 1951, 1955,,


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PAGEM .THREE


l DistrictSchools l bon for more than two years and
A small negro boy came into Le-
Hardy drugstoe the otherdaythe records show that more women
Ovtate Checks Jan. 3 C nf ence At t olwing d children have been killed than
"C;note, written by his metherso .
r';A "j fi i: "B 1 --l "Plese giv Sammy a antidote. De
Get Old Age Aid Claims May Be FiledNow, But MariaHna Jan lJbaby has swallered a peach stone
Applicants Must Serve' Three and- am historical." Best for-- Purity, Quality
Represents. Two Per Cent of the Week "Waiting Period" New School- Code; Courses of an a
Rp ntTre Population of'te Sttdy, and. Textbooks To Cross-eyed children should! have PU RIT Y I
Entire Population of- --- Be Discussed .. early treatment, says one physi- TY S
Florida Many persons are under the im- __ cian, because the condition affects
Apl--- depression' that actual payment of Couy St L a child's looks, morale and phys- A SSU RED !
Approximately two out of. every "jobless benefits" -under the Flor- o cal efficiency.
Costin, Principal D. G. McPherson A
five persons 65 years of age or ida unemployment compensation and other school of ficials of Gulf
over are receivingold age assist-'law were to start January 1, but and other school officials' of Gulf D J
over are receiving old age assist- re to start Jnuary o county, as well as Parent-TeacherD CO
this is incorrect, as the law pro- and others In-
ance in Florida, according to fig- des that claims fo association leaders and other in- .
ures released yesterday by state be filed after January 1, but ap- terested in education, have been DENT
headquarters of the state welfare plicants. must serve a waiting pe- asked by State Superintendent o Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
board. riod of three weeks after the claim Schools Colin English to partici- Sundays By Appointment
The 1935 state census showed is filed. Thus the fourth week, in pate in a district conference of Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
there are 87,000 residents of the January will be the first compen- school administrators at the higlh
,state who have- attained the age !sable week, and.checks cannot be 'school building in Marianna next
of 65 years, and thereby become issued until the compensable week' Monday, January 9. YE, EXAMIN D Even the'
eligible-for old age assistance if in is completed and it has been de- The morning session of the con- S ': Cows Are
need, the statement said. Of these termined'if any wages were earned ference, beginning at 10 o'clock, 'Tested
39 per cent are already on the in the compensable weet. central standard time, will be de-
payroll, with new names being.Numerous inquiries have been voted to a discussion of the new
added at therate of 1000 a month received by the unemployment school code for Florida. The pro- Use Only
Pending applications lead to the compensation division regarding posed code has been in prepara- .. ,
.conclusion that eventually one of this matter, and it is stated that tion for two years 'and is now be- Glasses fitted when needed
every two. persons aged 6'5. years under the law no checks, cannbe ing drafted in final form for pre- z
will be receiving.this form of re- issued til e latter pat of an- sentation to the legislature by the Made In Our Own Laboratory ast.i"
Tief. pan uary, and: the first benefit check. school code commission appointed Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
The presentold age assistance all probability will not be for the puposeby the legislature
case load represents two per cent mailed be e Januar 30. of 1937. Florida has never had' ay M I. '
-of the entire population, given by codification of school laws, and .T I TSS
the .state census as 1,606,842. To be eligible for benefits un- educators have.pointed to ,this as OPTOMETRIST
During December 34,130 persons der the law, a worker must have f the state's greatest PANAM CITY s zed fr Y
received old age assistance checks earned wages equal to 16 times his onal needs in bringing educ- .
for a total sum of $472,417. This weekly benefit amount between tional practices up-to-date.
was at the rate of $5.40 per month January 1 and September 30, 1938, Othr topis a discussed in .-- -- --- --
or $64.80 per year for each person from a person, firm cr corporation th eroon sessionof tb dn-:IE sA L: AoYTWtN
of eligible age. The number of re. that is liable for contributions un- the afternoon session of the con- W A
ferencd include the new Florida
cipients is -already largely in ex- der the state law. program for improvement of in-
cess of the 27,304 estimate upon he lawalsoprovdes that he program for improvement f in-
cess of the 27,304 estimate upon he law alsoprovdes that he struction, library needs, a state- CALL US'FOR LIGHT AND-HEAVY HAULING
Swhith legislative appropriations register for work at the nearest wide testing program, the small 4
were based. office of the Florida State Em- WE HAVE GOOD CLEAN BUILDING SAND FOR SALE
class problem, remedial reading in
loyment Service-in the case of junior high school, physical educa- Pi t add:fficient Servic Always
'Port St. Joe that being at Panama tion plans, and new courses of
Why Not YOU, Too? 'City-that he be able and available study an new' textbooks. 0T J-m4
Enjoy a .day's Fishing and for work. At the same time e he e o H 0 -T`0 N
Picnii Dinner at snakes application for work he'also'
A JPA'fb miles claim for benefit payments. NQ :REASON AT ALL PHI6NE 70 PORTST.'JOE, FLA.
S DDWAIe PPAA morning): "Have you any reasonO.O. .A.
r ui During hi's period bf unemploy- Chieng Jones .(on New Year's *
On GGulf: County's World- ment the worker is required to re- morig): eria ou any reason -
Famous DEAD LAKES, turn to the employment office each tor im w during arund ,n .
Our BOATS ar Ne ry wee on speiied day. After thi tie ofthe morning
.and Kt Ca. -. or completion of his waiting period. Drunk: "No. If I had I'd have I! '-
anthe wokerC files a continued claim gonehome two hours ago and told i '
Beds anrd Furnishings.' each week for benefits. If the it to my wife." y E ry H u
:This "FRI:ENDiY CA'-MAP"s worker continues to, be unem- ----- Nbw Ready, F e I
This RIELtY AMP is poyed indefinitely he cannot re- Countries of south Europe manu-
Midway:'of the .Lakes, at the' .. .... i P oref
county Lin; whe e your peive a benefit for more than 16 facture sugar from raisins. rt St, Joe
Visit is nArecit'ed weeks in the year, beginning with EATING
VisitisApprecited first compensable week, the 'ployment will be approximately 50 COO 0 K.I N WATER HEATING
SB. F. CROCKER,; Owner, gduration for eadh worker depend- per cent of his full time weekly I REFRIGERATION HOUSE ,HEATING.
Postoffice Address ing on his previous earnings. A wage, but cannot exceed ,$15 per ji
WEWAH:ITCHKA, FFA. worker's benefits for total unem- week.
NO- EQUIPMENT TO' BUY'
.NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED"

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a: -.B A full line of gas appliances in stock j.-
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THE STAR
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.

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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.

THE FUTURE OF PORT ST. JOE
With the dawn of 1939 Port St. Joe never
faced a brighter future than it does right now.
Our future development can be seen clearly,
and it points unmistakably toward a well-
balanced development that will make this one
of Florida's outstanding industrial centers and
shipping points.
More ships are making this a port of call,
aid with anticipated starting of operations by
the St. Joe Lumber & Export company and
completion of our warehouse we should see
an increase in the number of ships putting
in here, as well as an increase in local busi-
ness of every'description, for commerce in-
creases and stimulates sales.
In addition work was started this week on
the long-awaited bank building and when com-.
pleted it will fill a pressing need, for if ever
a community needed a banking institution it
is Port St. Joe.
Everyone in Port St. Joe should lay plans
for a busy year-during 1939 and be prepared
for the great achievements that are ahead of
us in the twelve months to come,

SALES TAX DECIDEDLY UNFAIR
We continue hearing rumors, as legislators
begin mapping programs for the approaching
session of the legislature, that there is a
jnovement afoot to endeavor to impose a gen-
eral 'ales tax upon Floridians.
A state detail sales tax is a decidedly un-
:fair form of taxation. By its very nature it
.can fall only on money spent in buying at re-
tail, and those with large incomes spend only
;a small portion in retail buying. As a conse-
quence, the small wage earner is hit hardest.
If such a measure is proposed in the legis-
lature a state income tax should be presented
at the amie time so that the big fellow would
be forced to pay his just portiort of taxation.
At present the big fellow pays no income tax,
but he does pay an advalorem tax on his land
and buildings. If the advalorem tax were re-
moved these big fellows would pay but a
small amount in the way of retail taxes.
The average resident of Port St. Joe-and
all Florida-generally owns a home and small
plot of ground on whith he incurs advalorem
taxes and, with homestead tax exemption as
now provided, he pays only the levies for
bonds. Compare his' advalorem tax, which it
is proposed to lift, with the total per year of
retail sales tax he would be compelled to pay.
Compare further and see who really is to be
benefited. The big property owner, naturally,
for he would incuir no taxes on his real prop-
erty after the advalorem system is abolished
as proposed.
A retail sales tax would hit the small wage
earner hardest. His plight is sufficiently dif-
ficult without making his way doubly hard
by taxing him for the bread he buys.

This column wishes every newspaper man
in Florida a happy New Year with the wish
they may be able to lay by a million dollars
during 1939.-Avery Powell in the Florida
Times-Union. Ten dollars would be closer to
'the mark, Avery.

That clatter and crash you hear on all sides
is caused by the breaking of New Year reso-
iutions. ...........


THE 'GIFT IS NOT FREE 7 THE OL SHIRT NEEDS I ENDIrNG-
Not long ago a certain popular comic sec-
tion showed a newly-rich man entering a new. "
business and being presented with a beautiful
bouquet of flowers by his crooked partner.


The flowers came C.O.D. but that made little
difference to the recipient, who went home
and proudly boasted to his wife of the fine
sentiments of his partner. Any reader could
easily see that the man had. in reality given
the flowers to himself.'
But when it comes to slightly larger mat-
ters, the vision of the average reader of the
comic section becomes sadly blurred. He gets
a big kick out of seeing Lucky Pickens give
a bouquet to Andy Gump for which Andy
must dish out the cash, but he sees no com-
parable humor in the city dishing out'cash to
a group of citizens and acting as if that cash
were a gift from the city officials. Still less
does he vision the similarity of a "gift" from
the federal government to a state, county or
municipality.
One of the tragedies of the present genera-
tion, it. seems .to us, is the fallacious faith so
many people have that the federal govern-
ment can make a gift to its people without
first taking the wherewithal for paying for
that gift from the people themselves or ar-
ranging to take it from their children or
grandchildren. Too many people cling to the
childish belief that the government cancre-
ate wealth at will and can scatter it abroad
hither and yon to bless the people.
The truth of the matter is that the govern-
ment can not create one iota of wealth. All
it gets it must take from the people, and it
often happens that the method of taking is
most cumbersome and costly, so that only a
relatively small portion of the wealth collected
eventually is used for the purpose for which
it was taken from the citizens.
Governments, can encourage or discourage
the production of wealth, can help shorten or
prolong depressions, depending On thle atti-
tude taken. Governments can regulate and ex-
ercise authority over their citizens and their
industries to prevent or lessen unfair prac-
tices and dishonest accumulation of great
wealth and power.
But when it comes to the government pre-
senting a "gift" to the people, that "gift" is
sure to have attached to it a-C.O.D. or an
I.O.U. which the people themselves must pay.
It is just like the bouquet Lucky Pickens pre-
sented to trusting, simple Andy Gump. The
people still are the government and must pay
all the bills the government incurs, no matter
what the purpose of those bills may be.-
Ephraim (Utah) Enterprise.

WHEN BILLS COME DUE
Right now practically every head of a fam-
ily in Port St. Joe is sitting down and pon-
dering over how much he owes. He collects
all his bills and budgets his income accord-
ingly. It is just a natural aftermath of Christ-
mas giving.
It is not likely, though, that he will include
in his debts a little item of several hundred
dollars which he probably isn't conscious that
he owes. Yet that debt does actually exist.
It represents his share, and his family's share,
of the I.O.U.'s that repose in the federal treas-
ury. There is nearly forty billion dollars in
I.O.U.'s there. They represent tl'e federal
government's deficit-the public debt.
Right now the per capital share of that debt
is about $303, so if the head of a family of five
is figuring up his debts, he must add $1,515.
That would be quite an item to have to in-
clude in the family budget-especially to the
man who makes but $1200 to $1500 a year.
Yet it is going to have to come out of every
family budget in the form of taxes for many
years to come

A woman scientist has discovered a sub-
stance that makes glass invisible. We sure
would liked to have had some of that stuff
about 3 a. m. New Year's when we came
sneaking in.

J1 A pretty calf has given many a man a bum
steer.-Clermont Press. .


Stardust and

Moonshine
By The Other Fellow


Here we are, six days into a
new year-and we haven't the
least idea of what it is going to
bring forth for us.
But we can look back on the old
year and consider it. It may have
seemed pretty bad at times, but it
could always have been a lot
worse and it probably held a lot
that we really should be thankful


Administration

Board Revenue

Is $12,551,069

Collected That Amount for Benefit
Of Florida Counties During
1938 Fiscal Year

The state board of administra-
tion collected $12,551,069.52 for the
benefit of Florida's counties during
its 1938 fiscal year, against $12,-
588,098.97 in the previous year.
State Treasurer W. V. Knott re-


for. ported the figures on January 1.
Consider our founding fathers Since its organization February 15,
when they looked back on their 1930, the board as received $110,.
first year in a new country. They I 713,075.94 and disbursed $103,878,-
p r o b a b y suffered innumerable 219.93, Revenue from a gasoline'


hardships and were thankful to be
alive and unscalped by the hostile
Indians.
Just conjure up a mind's eye
view of those simple folk and then
take a look at your surroundings
in Port St. Joe today. There isn't
a man, woman or child in this
whole -land but that can be thank-
ful for at least some one thing dur-
ing the past twelve months.
True, the past twelve months
may have been trying--and yet
there is still much to be thankful
for. We who have had
good health during 1938 are for-
tunate, and should be grateful for
this, if nothing more. The
fellow who has a job and is still
receiving his regular paycheck
each week should consider the
year good. Even though the pay
envelope doesn't contain as much
as it may have in former years,
it is something that many men
have had taken from them. .
The merchant who came through
the year without using the red
ink, has something to be grateful
for, as many have gone under in
the past twelve monans. The
man whose family has not suf-
fered the inroads of disease dur-
ing the year, and still has all of
his loved ones with him, has much
to be- thankful for.
These, anId a thousand other
things I could mention, for which
most of us could be thankful ....
Then, one might take a look at
the headlines of his daily paper
and watch, the unrest in other
countries as the new year gets un-
der way, the spirit of revolution
and war which are constantly
flaring, and be thankful, whatever
your condition, that within these
United States there is nothing of
this to disturb the people.
Then look around and see what
has been accomplished in the year:
that has just passed, and we have


tax of three. cents a gallon pro-'
duced $62,786,300.77 of the receipts.
The board supervises road and
bridge bond debts of the 67 coun-
ties. It disbursed $11,794,103.92 in
the fiscal year which ended Sep-
tember 30. Of this, $5,935,641.41
went for interest on bonds, $2,956,-
598.10 for principal; $743,491.58
was returned to counties in gaso-
line tax money, and investments
and miscellaneous items came to
$2,158,972.83.
Under provisions of the Kanner
law, the board paid $463,542.08 in
retiring bonds with a par value of
$586,276.03 for 14 counties.
The gasoline tax produced $9,-
054,556.23 of the 1938 revenue, an
increase of $527,246 over 1937.
Real estate and personal property
taxes were $2,119,945.36, tax re-
demptions, $231,691.93, auto trans.
portation mileage tax $194,916.93,
profit on investments and miscel-
laneous receipts were $949,559.94.

Every time the government
makes a handout there has to be
a rakein.


tion to be thankful for.
Just check up on yourself and
your neighbors, and you will find
that we are better off than we
were a year ago and be
thankful that you are living in the
year 1939 and can have and enjoy
the gifts of science and invention
of modern times.
'Just consider yiurdiel lucky to
be a resident of Port St. Joe
right now and that you have an
opportunity during the next 12
months to further the progress
and prosperity of this' community
and make it a better place in which
to live.
Do your best, so that when the
next New' Year rolls around you
can look back and say: "Look
what I have done during the past


more .than. we can, possibly ..men-.. twelve months!"


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FRIDAYA, JANUARY 6,1.9391







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The fruit of the CASHEW is of un-
usual and striking appearance. Its fleshy
portion is a bright yellow or red, about
three inches long and known as the fruit
stalk. The kidney-shaped seed, the true
fruit, is attached to the outside, pendant
fashion, and called the cashew nut. Both
are edible, but the nut should never be
eaten unless roasted. While the Cashew
is rarely found in Florida, bearing trees
demonstrate its adaptability to the pro-
tected regions of the state. It is an ever-
green, related to the mango, and native of
tropical America.


PERSONALS

Ir. and Mrs. Jess Pitts and
family of Bayou George moved to
this city last Thursday.
'a
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Blackburn
of Savannah, Ga., moved to Port
St. Joe last week.

The Misses Juanita Gunn and
Louise Soloman returned to the
city Sunday after spending the
holidays with their parents in
'erry.


Collis Land returned last Friday
after spending the Christmas va-
cation in North Carolina.
ftf ft
Miss Julia O'Quinn returned
Monday from Perry, where she
spent the holidays with her par-
ents.

Miss Avaryee Collier returned
Monday from her home in Cres-
cent City, where she spent the
holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Joln. Sowers and


Earl Rollins left Sunday for
Waycross, Ga., after spending the
past week in the city with his
family.

Miss Aileen Arnold returned
Monday from her home in Quinc3
where she spent the Christmas va-
cation with her parents.

Patt Lovett, Bob Collier and the
Misses Ila Mae Darcey, Marigens
Smith and Kathryn Hickey spent
last Friday in Quincy selling
tickets on the Ford to be given
away by the American Legion, post.

Miss Lillian Thompson returned


Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Trawick and
family moved to Port St. Joe
from, Blountstown last Monday.
*ft *
Richard Talley left last Friday
for Bogalusa, La., to spend the
week.
Tommy Hull returned Sunday
from Mobile after spending the
holidays with relatives.
Miss Amelia Schneider, after
spending the holidays in this city
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Schneder, returned Monday to
Tallahassee to resume her studies
in Florida State College for Wo.


Sunday from Requemont, Ga., at- men.
ter spending the holidays with rel- Miss Margie Stepp left Wednes-
.. IMiss Margie Ste.pp left Wednes-
a ves. day for New Orleans to resume
her studies in the Sophie New-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker comb College.
arrived home Monday after spend- a I
ing the holidays with their par- T. M. Schneider and Miles Hurl-
ents in Tuskeegee, Ala. but were transacting business
Tuesday in Wewahitchka.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Tender and a *
family moved to Port St. Joe last Selwyn Chalker returned Sun-
Thursday from Graceville. Iday from Lake City, where he
f f I spentt the holidays.
Mrs. G. T. Boswell is spending *t A
this week in Bonifay, the guest of Jack Talley is spending this
her sister. week with relatives in Bogalusa,


little .daughter left last Thursday La.
for Gastin, La., returning Sunday. Mrs. H. B. Robbins, Sr., of Apa-
Little Joyce San.ford accompanied lachicola was the guest Wednes- Mrs. T. M. Schneider returned
them and will enter school there, day of Mrs. George Suber. to the city yesterday after spend-
.. r a a ing the past ten days in Jackson-
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Watts re- "Lefty" Wadsworth was a busi- ville as the guest of her mother.
turned last Thursday from Lake ness visitor Wednesday in Panama
land, where they spent the holi- City. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mira and little
days. r daughter, Dolores, returned Mon-
a Joe Wood left Saturday to at- day from Troy, N. Y., where they
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Fuller and tend the Sugar Bowl game in New spent two weeks with relatives.
family of Wewahitchcka moved to Orleans. From there he went to
this city Saturday. Hodge, La., to visit his parents. Mrs. W. M. Howell and Fonse
St ? f t a Lewis made a business trip yester-
Charles Suttle and Al Reyer are Mrs. Juanita Streetman and day to Panama City.
visiting this week in Hodge, La., family moved from Graceville to *f a
with Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Suttle. This city .Mohday:',:. Read the ads-it pays!


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Of all the prehistoric mammals that
ance inhabited Florida there were none
more spectacular than the powerful
SABER-TOOTH TIGER which existed
during the Pleistocene or Ice Age. Though
it vanished from the earth thousands of
years ago, fossil remains from widely
separated localities have enabled scientists
to assemble with accuracy its original ap-
pearance. The most distinctive feature of
the saber-tooth tiger was its great stab-
bing, scimiter-like canine teeth which pro-
truded from the upper jaw eight inches or
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.FRIDAY, JANUARY 6; 1939


THE STAR,:PORT. ST.. JOE, FLORIDA


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INTANGIBLE TAX HUGE TREE OF LIFE AD BREAKS OF YEARIN HEYIGET FFTHETRACK
....BAD TYPE ARE REVIEWED aEY1 G ET OFF THE-iRAc
RET RN H ED Inspired by all the lists of the
RETURNS KEDbest this and that of 1938, the Day-
tqn.a Beach News-Journal compiled -
Valuation for All Counties In 1937 a list of the 10 funniest errors
Was $395,215,000, While 1938 caught in proof-reading during the
Shows $764,208,857 Total past year, as follows:
S"Each nursing babe should have
TALLAHA(SSEE, Jan. 6 (FNSi been trained to take a battle a __
TALaLASi Jan. 6 .FreNoSi day, or even two, to get ready for ___
-Compilation of all- reports re. f the'big break." "
ceived by State Auditor W. M.2 3
Wainwrigt of intangibletax'eF "The following guests were in- ----- ,,,
lvied for 138 definitely how ..cited to hear the musical program.'- j I i ''
that the million dollar increase "The ball lub has offered him ._-_ ".
;-. ;. $10!000 for 1938, but authoritative --
which was forecast when Governor .10000 for 1938, but authoritative \
Cone began his drive to collect in- o urcb o say Di 'ill not sing for -'"':e2
tangible property taxes as re. 'ess than $20,000." AL
quired by law, will not be missed Although he was not physically -
by more than a few thousand, dol- ., : injured in the crash, he has been
lars. s confined to his bed by a physician --
Wainwright's reports show that i uppering from shock." -
the total assessed intangible valu-' ". ..... will present a program of /
action for all counties in 1937 was ., stms m c at. r ".. Mrs.
$395,215,000; the total assessed in-I will beat the organ."
'I At "'-Tor ,aistlin:e joke was trimmed,
tangible valuation for all counes "' ;. or waiine jo.e was "trimmed -,u
except Gadsden and Walton, re- ;, '.. th magneto pipings- ---. --
portsl from which have not yet "Miss........, pianist, and Mis.s
been received, for 1938 is $764,- : :' .... ..accompanist, will assist in
208,857. p relenting the following program.'
Total intangible taxes levied, The' murals will be n display
complete for all counties, in 1937 ror another week and the public
was $637,131.19; total for 1938, ex- warmly insisted to come and i \\ \\ ll
cept Walton county, from which "-. i -uspect them."
"He said it would be better to
no report has been received, is "He said i wod be, eer good at-
wait clear weather so a good at-
$1,443,753.67. This gives the state a clea eae
'an increase of $806,622.48. plus the -ndanceTHE OTHER WAY AROUND LOQUACIOUS
Walton county levy. This amount -:. '- AROUND
will be further increased by sup- A standard distress signal, con- Preacher: "Does yo' all tak' dis' .Woman (in pet shop): "Can
plemental rolls which are being' i isting of three quickly repeated here 'oman to be yo' lawfully this parrot talk?"
prepared by several assessors ini lls or visible .signs, has been ap- wedded wife?": Dealer: "Talk! Why he v.'as.
the larger counties of the state ;oved for use in serious emergen- Sambo: "Ah don' take nothing owned by three congressmen be-
from additional information which. 'l es in national forests. Ah done been took." fore we bought him." Florida
has ,been furnished by Auditor ------ ---------- Times-Union.
Wainwright. Silicosis, a lung disease con- For over 2000 years,- California
Florida has the lowest intangible : .. .. acted in dusty occupations, is Indians have eaten the same foods, The jewelry trade takes almost,
tax rate in the United States. It .,' t '-led the greatest single occupa- traded the same materials, and in 90. per cent of the platinum pro-
levies one-tenth of a mill on a 50 .... "nal hazard in this country. general lived in the same way. duced.
per cent valuation on class "C"
intangibles, which includes cash, This 60-foot statue was carved '
open accounts, etc., and 2 mills on from an elm in South Windsor, t~. ,
a 50 per cent valuation of all other onn to represent the Tree of E S
intangible property. Life. As there largest wooden statue ;. $ -
The highest intagible rate is in n the word, it will be seen with
Montana, which levies 70 mills on two rtaller statues next spring at n k
New Jersey levies from 10 to 100 is a ca for New
fnftlished N iteis a mecca for Ne. Si .' :- ,. LJ'-
mills on full value, Texas'10 to Engl"nd sightseers. Hessian pris- -. "- ..
60 mills on an 80 per cent valua- oiers planted the elm in 1781. ': '
tion. Colorado levies 34 mills on _____ _____,, '.*.*, / / *
full value, West Virginia levies 5 The dstres call for voce ra- THESE'ARE 'CA S H P R IC E S '.'
to 20 mills ,on full value, and dios is not SOS. but "Mayday,"
Pennsylvania levies 4 mills on ac- from the French "m'aider." F Y H .
tual value.
So far there has been little --
grumbling by the ntangible rop- CLASSIFIED ADS JANUARY 6 AND 7
'erty owners who have had. their
taxes increased. This is largely
due to the fact that they know. FOR RENT GAL. 8 5 5 0
they are paying the lowest rate in UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab- GAL. ,i
the country and have the assur- ins; ceiled overhead and sides; : U O
ance that the levies are being uni- good water; $6'month. Apply St. TURNIPS 2 No. 2 Cans. I16
formly made throughout the state Joe Lumber Co. 1212 tf J U N E B R I D E
on the information furnished by ROOMS FOR RENT Self-Rising CUT BEANS 2 No. 2 Cans 16
Auditor Wainwright. INDIANA CORN 3 No. Z Cans 2
Wainwright states that he ex- IF YOU have a room for rent, l INDIANA CORN 3No ans
pects to have complete list by notplace classified adver- 3 TALL. or
Stisemnent in The Star. The cost is 1 3 TALL or
counties showing the situation in low and returns are gratifying. 6 SMALL '
1937 and this year, ready for re- Try it today. t S ALL
lease within the nex w .ek' or Services Off EARLY JUNE PEAS 3 No. 2 Cans ---- .25
two. 'erviC6 Offered
CITY COMMISSIONERS ELECTRIC WIRING-In all Its G A CO FEE SUPEREX-1 lb. Can .----......--
ADOPT BUDGET FOR 1939 branches, reasonable. Fixtures MAXWELL HOUSE-1 lb. can 29i
and Fans. Repairs
The board of city commissioners HENDERSON ELECTRIC B U L K Superfie Fresh BUTTER BEANS-2 No. 2 25
mnet at the city, hall.,yesterday COMPANY Port St. Joe
morning: at .9:30 and -adlopted 'theHoeOfc Apa.h... ..
budget for the coming fscalar 5 POUNDS 25 SHORTENING 23 Lb 4
as polished in last week's 'issue TOMATO JUICE 3 No. 303 Cans 25:
Total estimated cost of operat- POTTED MEAT 3 Cans 0
ing the city for: the coming year IF ANYBODY HAS- .. "-
dEledd DESSERT PEACHES 2 No. 2 34c,
was set at $23,213, whichincludes Eloped Ao
$3500 interest on the $175,000 Married
dredging bonds and $2,015 to pay Divorced Cans
outstanding indebtedness.'" Had a Fire POTATOES DES T
outstanding indebtedness xHad a Fire L S SPAGHETTI or VMACARONI- 3 Boxes ......10f-
This necessitates a 61/-mil tax SPAGHESold aI or MACARONI 3 Boes Farm
levy, which is one mill over that Been Arrested 0 2 3 CREAMER BUTTER Per Pound ............
of last year, but is on a decreased Been Your Guest IRISH I
valuation, which spreads the tax Started in Business, LBS S WATER MAID RICE.- 3 Pounds .........1.. 9
burden over a greater number of Left You a Fortune 10 S T
taxpayers. Bought a New Home WEET T 'T W QUART
OTHER OFJUDE WELCH Swiped Your Chickens DILL PICKLES AR 19
I. TAKEN BY DEATH Had a Visit From the Stork '
IS TAKEN B3Y DEATH Met With- An Accident
Mrs. Loula Welch, mother of Owen s & Murdoc
Circuit Judge E. C. Welch, died THAT'S ,NEWS Oes M r d o
Monday night in her home in Cbt- TL T EI
tondale of a heart attack, follow- TELL, THE EDITOR
ing an illness of some months. Phone 51-The Star PORT ST. JOE o FLORIDA
Save.by :reading the ads! .. :,...... ...... '


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1939