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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: February 10, 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-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


TTH-E


STAR


Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
est growing little city. .In
the heart of the pine belt.J


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
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VOLUME II


PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY~ FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1939 "


YE ED MAKES A SON OF CALDWELLCAR STATE C. OF C. TO
T ID T TA MD A A-- f DTtII 7 ITtDT


iftlr lU UMiirA

AND THE FAIR

Views Agricultural and Industrial
Development of State. and Is
Fascinated. By R. R. Booths

As was noted in last week's is-
sue, the editor of The Star,-his
wife, Mrs. W. M. Howell and Mrs.
D. C. Smith (no relation) left
immediately after getting out the
paper Thuirsday night to take in
the Tampa Fair.
We drove all night and arrived
in Tampa Friday morning in a
comatose condition, not caring
whether Hernando DeSoto ever
discovered Florida or whether or
not our old friend and compatriot
Gasparilla sacked Tampa.
Howsoever, be that as it may,
with three females on our hands
and a couple of young nieces yam-
mering at our heels to take them
on the rides, we were compelled
to hie ourselves to the exposition.
Having left our press passes on
the editorial desk, we had to talk
-.our way tnrong.-z3-r4e-gma in old-er
to hit Riisselt. Kaiy for half a
dozen Annie Oakleys and grand-
stand passes so r at the drain on
our emaciated' wallet would not.be
too severe. The vital passes were
cheerfully handed over by Russell
and we brought our herd of fem-
ininity through the turnstile in
good order.
Immediately within the portals
all wanted to go: in different di-
rections, and we had to howl like
a banshee and utter threats of
dire punishment to come in order
to keep them in line and herd
them in the direction we thought
they should go.
Stuck On Railroad Exhibit"
We started through the first


Millard F. Caldwell, Jr., 12-year-
old son of Representative and
Mrs. Millard F. Caldwell, was
killed last Friday morning in the
nation's capital when struck by a
car near his home while on the
way to school.
police said the boy was the vic-
'tim of a hit-and-run driver. Young
Caldwell had left home in a driv-
ing rain to catch a bus for the
capitol where he was a pupil in
the school for house pages.


MAY SOON GET

ACTION ON FHA

LOANS FOR CITY

Two FHA Officials In Port St. Joe
Yesterday Feel Certain That
Loans Can Be Secured

A. H. King of Washington, D.
C., production manager for the
Federal Housing Administration,
and C. Linebaugh from the dis-
trict FHA office at Jacksonville,
stopped .ver in- P't P O. *.',ne yes-
terday on their way from Pensa-
cola to Quincy to confer with lo-
cal citizens in ,regard to securing
larger loans for building here and
to secure loans in all parts of the
city.
They were driven about by T.
W. Wilson and Horace Soule and
after viewing the entire city
stated they saw no reason why
approved loans could' not be se-
cured in practically every section
of Port St. Joe. They said they
would return here when the setup
for the city was finally decided
upon in Washington.
Following up the mass meeting
held here January 30, the follow-
ing letter came to the desk of T.


exhibition hall, and about half W.. Wilson, secretary of the Port
way down, past innumerable dis- St..Joe Chamber of Commerce:


plays of oranges, tangerines and
grapefruit, was the booth of the
Atlantic Coastline railroad, with
three electric trams and a com-
plete model station in operation.
Ye ed hung around this display
(Continued on Page 6)

Port Show May

Run All Night

la" and "Frankenstein'" Ex-
ted To Draw Big Crowd


"Dear. Mr. Wilson-I acknowl-
edge receipt of your letter of
the 3rd. Mr. Vandenberg will
make his report on Port St. Joe
direct to the underwriting di-
vision in Washington, and Mr.
(Continued on Page 6)


.IU rFUiMI VVUILJ


MARKET IDEA

J. L. Kerr, Originator of Idea, Is
Named Chairman of Commit-
tee to Work Out Plans

At a special meeting of the
Pan-American committee of the
Florida State Chamber of Com-
merce held in Tampa last week,
which was attended by J. L.
Kerr, a director of the chamber,
and C. A. Tovey, the matter of
working out plans for a world
market in Florida, an idea de-
veloped by Mr. Kerr, was taken
up and Mr. Kerr named as chair-
man of the committee to handle
the matter. Other members of the
committee are C. A. Tovey of
this city, N. P. Yowell of Or.
land, C. F. Helmly of Miami,
and Earl Brown of DeLand.
The world market idea as pro-
posed by Mr. Kerr, has been set
forth in these columns. Briefly
it would consist of a location
where manufactured products of
all kinds would be displayed for
the convenience of buyers from
-all over the world, making it
possible for them to quickly visit
in one area all of these products,
thus doing away wtth traveling
from point to point to make pur-
chases.
The centralizing of all products
will facilitate investigation, offer
every advantage of comparison,
and other advantages which' can
only be conjectured.
_ir_--
GRIFFIN GROCERY
OFFERS SPECIALS

Griffins Grocery and Market
today and tomorrow is offering a
number of specials on groceries
that should appeal to every house-
wife in Port St. Joe, for their
prices mean savings.
Turn to Griffin's ad on page
six of this issues read what is of-
fered and then visit the store and
fill up. -the market basket.


Star to Publish Series

Of Articles onFinancial

Situation of Our State


Tiger Roy Williams of the
theater stated yesterday From where does Florida's tax
necessary, the theater will money come? Where does it go?
open all'night in order to Should Florida's tax burdens in-
nodate the crowd that is crease or 'decrease? What does
,d for the showing of the the public get in return for these
horror pictures, "Dracila" taxes? Too little is known about
'rankenstein," at the special Florida's biggest pusness the
ht show tonight starting at state government.
3ck. These questions are being dis-
ters in other cities have cussed on the streets of Port St.
lacked for these showings, Joe, in the homes and in the vari-
ae manager reported that ous places of business-in fact
.s compelled to keep his they are being discussed wherever
open until.'after 4 o'clock a group of Florida citizens get to-
morning to accommodate gether. Tax demands increase
;rons. each year. The state collected
uncement of. winners in five million dollars in -1917; 35
ovle' Quiz .contest will. be million in 1934; 59 million in 1938.
rom the stage of the-Port Twenty years 'ago the entire
Monday evening, February cost of -building and maintaining
930 2 o'clock., i: ,i ihways, operatingig .schools -and


caring for the aged was paid by
the counties. Last year the state
spent forty million dollars for
those purposes.
Must Limit Taxes
Some forms of taxation have
been overdone in- Florida. Some
possible sources of large amounts
of revenue have been neglected.
The existing -chaos has stimu-
lated agitation for restricting the
tax revenues, either by placing a
top limit on the mnllage that may
be levied, or by abolishing that
part of the ad valorem revenues
now -going to the state, counties
and municipalities.
The Florida legislature will
meet in April and faces therob-
lem of patching or revamping the
(Continued on Page: 4)


HAS REQUIREMENTS


CONSIDERED VITAL


BY NAVY EXPERTS


HARBOR HAS THIRTY-TWO SQUARE MILES OF DEEP
WATER, CHANNEL IS SUFFICIENTLY SHALLOW
FOR LAYING MINE FIELD AND SITE IS
INVULNERABLE EXCEPT FROM AIR


Witlh all the ruckus being raised the past few weeks over
selection of a site for establishment of one of the proposed
new naval air -bases on fhe east coast, the editor of The Star
would like to point out that St. Joseph's Bay is the ideal lo-
cation for the base.
Jacksonville thought it had the base cinched, but it has been
*brought out by the special naval
Mrs. Kenney Heads board that the Jacksonville site is
not ideal. Miami and Key West
Jackson Day F e t e have both entered the ring in an
endeavor to land the base, but
Named Gulf County Chairman for both of these locations have been


S;*' ; Observance February 1i,

SAppointment or Mrs. Basil. E.
Kenney as chairman for Gulf
county for the Jackson Day Cele-
brations to be staged in Florida
Son' February 18 was announced
yesterday by Herbert E. Wolfe of
St. Augustine, state chairman of
the committee appointed by Gov-
ernqr Fred P. Gone, Senator C. 0.
And'ews and Senator Claude Pep-
per to handle the plans.
Observance of the day was post-
poned until February 18 in order
that there might be no conflict
with other events in Florida, it
was explained by Mrs. Kenney.
Through the funds raised the
Democratic party's efforts will be
financed, 25 per cent of the
amount being allocated for the
exclusive use of the state Demo-
cratic executive committee -to be
expended for the benefit of Flor-
ida party leaders, it was ex-
plained. Florida's goal in the na-
tional goal is $30,000.
0(--

Invite Pulp Mill

To Move to St. Joe

National Container Corporation Is
Asked To Move From Jax

Following rumors that the fight
being waged against the National
Container corporations pulp mill
in Jacksonville might force the
company to close its plant, mem-
bers of the Port St. Joe Lions
club and the Port St. Joe Cham-
ber of Commerce extended an in-
vitation to the company to move
its plant here.
Several actions nave been filed
in Jacksonville against operation
of the company's mill and box
factory on the grounds that the
obnoxious odors from the mill
constitute a nuisance.
SThe' two local organizations
wrote officials of the company
that the more odor .from pulp
mills we. have in Port St. Joe the
letter we will like it, because it
smells like more payrolls.


frowned- upon- by the commi'iee
for various and sundry reasons.
Representative Thomas. McMil-
-an df South Carolina thought the
base should be located in his state
at Parris Island, but it developed


BULLETIN!

Word received late last night
as we were about to go to
press was that the committee
investigating sites for the air
base was in Pensacola and
that telegraphic contact with
Senator Claude Pepper had
elicited the information that
the committee could not stop
in Port St. Joe on this trip,
but that efforts would be
made to have them look over
this site at some future date.


that this location was exposed to
the open sea, which made a "very
serious hazard."
The January 30 issue of "Life"
contains a drawing of an imagin-
ary naval base which is con-
sidered by naval experts to be
ideal, but, the article states "no-
where in the world can a harbor
precisely like this be found."
Right there is where they are
wrong-for the hanbor, as drawn,
IS AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF
ST. JOSEPH'S BAY!
The article goes on to state:
"Apart from location-which is
not an issue here-the'chief as-
sets of a naval base are strength
and resources. The s-teingth'iof
this base lies in certain hydro.
graphic features, reinforced by
man. Most important is the shel-
tered harbor, with anchorage spa-
cious enough to maneuver,..capital
ships, a channel offering both
freedom of entrance and defehsi-
bility, and approaches not too
deep to preclude the laying of
mine fields. A second outlet
would make this Dasin even more
desirable, but the oneU provided
can ,be tightly sealed with a net
and boom for submarines."
ISt. Joseph's Bay comes up to
all these requirements, offering a
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'Ladies'Ball Game METHODIST CHURCH
WILL HOLD REVIVAL
Society Personals Churches Tomorrow atPark ev. D. E. Marietta, pastor of
TA AVISthe Port St. Joe Methodist church,
To Raise Funds for Purchasing announces that special evangel,
Uniforms for Band istic services will be held nightly
G. A.'s PRESENT PROGRAM METHODIST MISSIONARY at the church beginning Sunday,
IN APALACHICOLA SOCIETY MEETS What promises to be one of the March 26, and ending on Palm
Twentyfiv members of the At the Churches A joint meeting of the circles most outstanding, entertaining Sunday, April 2.
Girls' Auxiliary of the Baptist of the Methodist Missionary so- and probably fantastic sports The Rev. E. E. Moore, D.D.,. of
church journeyed to Apalachicola FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH city was held at the church this events of the year will take place Marianna, presiding elder of the
last Friday afternoon where they Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister week with Mrs. A. M. Jones, vice- at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon Marianna District of the Alabama
were gues's of the Girls' Auxili- 10:00 a.. m.-Sunday School. president, presiding in the ab- at the ball park when two teams Conference, will assist the pastor.
ary there. that haa. recently been 11:06 a. m.--Morning Worship.
ary there that haa recently been 1:0 a.m.-BT s sence of the president, Mrs. W. E. of lady baseball players take the -
organized, and the following pro- 7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship. Boyd. field to stage a benefit game to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Parker and
gram was rendered: W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m. The meeting opened with song, raise funds for purchasing new family of Gainesville moved to
Introduction and opening hymn Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p. "Jesus Calls Us," followed with uniforms for the high school band Port St. Joe Monday.
announced by the young people's m. Teachers meeting, T thursday, prayer by Mrs. Roy Gibson. Mrs. in order that they may present a
leader, Mrs. E. C. Cason. Devo- Tom Gibson read the scriptures, good appearance at the music The Marianna, Fla., fire depart-
tional, Proverbs 22;1-6, by Hazel ASSEMBLY OF GOD Psalms 1-21. A regular business festival to be held this spring at meant reports a total of 69 calls
Cason. Prayer by intermediate Rev. H. P. Money, Pastor session followed and reports were DeFuniak Springs. and an estimated loss by fire of
leader, Mrs. L. R. Holliday. A Full-time services given by the secretary and treas- These ladies will go forth in a only $7000 during 1938.
short business session followed, 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School. urer. Mrs. R. R. Hodges urged spirit of do-or-die, at the risk of
conducted by Carolyn Baggett, 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service. that all coupons be brought her physical injury, perhaps at the
junior president. Song, "Bringing 7:30 p. m.-Evaenglistic service. at the next meeting. She gave a risk of having their happy homes
Inthe G. A.'s," was sung and the nighteve enesa report on the social service that broken up because supper might
meeting turned over to Gwendo- had been rendered. Mrs. George be late-all in an attempt to put
lyn Spencer, Intermediate secre- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Patton presented to the group a our band on a par with those of SOUP "Colossal"
tary, who presided in the absence 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. method,of raising money for the other cities in West Florida where COFFEE "Supreme"
of the president, who conduetted 17:0 a. m.-Preaching service. treasury. The idea was to sell ad- public spirit already has accom- PIE "Gigantic"
S brief review of the G. A.Anvertisements on tans to be used polished the thing that they are SANDWICHES "Stupendous"
nual, the following members tak- METHODIST CHURCH in the churches. The society de- endeavoring to put over here.
ing part: Virginia Pridgeon, Mar- D. E. Marietta, Minister cided to use this plan. Means of Players signed up for the big HUH! WHAT? HUH!
gle Kirkland, Dorothy Costin, and Services Every Sunday paying bills was discussed. The contest are as follows: Fit for a King! Just right for
Juliene Hinson. The song, "Get 10:00 a. m.-Churcn School. meeting closed with "I'll Go Teachers Miss Avaryee Col- the Prince or Princess-and
That Good Old G. A. Spirit," was 11:00 a.m.--Morning worship.
That Good Old A. Spirit," w30 .-Evening worship. Where You Want Me To Go" and lier, Mrs. P. A. Howell, Mrs. Calla the Knave, Oh! He craves our
sung, after which the meeting was, -- was dismissed by the Rev. D. E. Perritt, Miss Louise Solomon, foods all the time!
dismissed by Mrs. J. 0. Baggett. MRS. J. SHANNON HOSTESS Marietta. Miss Juanita Gunn, Mrs. Joe Fer- -- S P E C I A L -
The Apalachicola leader invited TO WEDNESDAY CLUB Following the business meeting rell, Mrs.. Helen Allen, Mrs. Le- YOU DON'T SAY!
all to the. church dining room The Wednesday Bridge Club members of the Marie Jones Circle roy Gainous, Mrs. Laneta Davis, HOME-MADE CHILI .....10c
where punch and cake was en- met this week at the home of were' invited to the home of Mrs. Miss Eileen Arnold, Miss Erline The Midget's Chili-if you
Joyed. Mrs. J. Shannon on Long avenue. J. G. Blount on Eighth street. McClellan, Mrs. E. Clay Lewis, once try it, you want it every
SThe valentine motif was carried Games were played and prizes Miss Lillian Thompson, Mrs. B. time you crave Chili! It will
Mr. and Mrs.the decorations for the presented t Mrs. C. C. Taunton A. Pridgeon, Miss Julia O'Quinn, make you feel like a young
Misses Katherine Hickey, Juanita out in the decorations for the presented to Mrs. C. C. Taunton A. Prigeon Miss Jlia O'Quinn, illy. You will talk about
Cooper and Elizabeth Kennington living room where three tables and Mrs. S. C. Parker. Delicious Mrs. Erie Hickey. it 'ill the cows come home.
Coeand A lizeth Kpent lst Satu- were placed for play. After sev- refreshments were served by the Mothers-Mrs. H. C. Spence,
and A. W. Smiths spent last Satur-ral progressions, prizes were pre- hostess. Mrs. Paul Farmer, Mrs. C. P. BUY HAMBURGERS AND
day in Tallahassee selling tickets sented to Mrs. W. M. Howell, VanHorn, Mrs. S. M. Overby, Mrs. HOT DOGS BY THE BAG!
for the Ford to be given away high, Mrs. M. Larkin, low, and THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB J. D. Lane, Mrs. W. L. Bragg,
the American Leg Mrs. R. Coburn, cut. Favors aided MEETS WITH MRS. COBURN : Mrs. Buster Owens, Mrs. H. M. COME ONE COME ALL !
t pa advertie-try it! in carrying out the scheme used Members of, the Thursday Hammock, Mrs. Joe Mira, Mrs. J. Young and old, rich or poor.
It pays to advertise ry i thb decorations. Bridge Club were entertained last L. Temple, Mrs. Peck Boyer, Mrs. ENJOY EATING AT
Cake, whipped cream and cof- evening at the home of Mrs. Ross Tom Owens, Mrs. Ruth Soule,
fee was served to Mesdames D. C. Coburn. Valentines and other col- Mrs. M. .P. Treadwell, Mrs. B. C. THE MIDGET
Smith, R. Coburn, E. Curry, M. orful decorations aided in the at- Guillard, Mrs. B. L. Kelley. SANDWICH SHOPPE
Larkin, C. Trammell, T. V. West- tractiveness' of the living room We cannot give the batteries or 3 Doors from Port Theater
Sbrook, P. D. Farmer, G. T. Bos- where the guests were enter- probable lineup at this time owing
well, W. M. Howell, W. A. Wood trained. Following -hree progres- to the fact that these ladies are
and W. S. Smith. sions, scores were tallied and all equally proficient at any posi- *** -- --4
Sr t prizes presented, after which the tion, from pitching to playing the
BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS hostess served delectable refresh- outfield.
MONDAY AT CHURCH ments to members present. All of these ladies will be on
The regular 'business meeting of Ve the streets today and tomorrow
the Baptist Women's Missionary MRS. JOHN SOWERS selling tickets for the big game,
Union was held at the church ENTERTAINS CLUB so be sure to purchase a ticket
Monday afternoon. The W. M. S. Mrs. John Sowers was hostess in order to take in this outstand-
hymn was sung and Mrs. Daisy to the Idle Hour Bridge Club this ing athletic event of the age. *
Staten lea in Prayer. The Bible week at her home on Long avenue. --
s tudy, taken from Ephesians 5:24- The scheme used for decorating SEEKING LOCATION WE DARE YOU
CHOOSEAN 27, was by Mrs. J. O. Baggett, depicted the valentine season. J. A. Farish of Monroeville,
president. The minutes were read Following several progressions, Ala., was .in Port St. Joe this TOS SEE .
NE L | and roll called by Mrs. W. C. prizes were awarded. Delicious.re- week looking for a business loca-
Pridgeon, followed by reports by freshments were served to mem- tion. A number of parties have
all chairmen and committees. bers present. been in the city recently contact-
S ,il Circle meetings for next Mon- ing the chamber of commerce in
ANNIVE RSARY" day were announced as follows: Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis and regard tolocations.
Martha Circle with Mrs. J. O. children and Mrs. Lewis' nephew, -- -
$1 rs Baggett, Lydia CircleH with Mrs. Hammond Reneau, all of Thomas- 36-POUND SWEET POTATOES
ly$ 9 J. F. Miller and the Mary Circle ville, Ga., spent Sunday here with Fred H. Schwenn, a Spanish
will be arranged later. Mrs. Lewis' brotner-in-law and war veteran living at St. Cloud,
Sr sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Van- reports growing sweet potatoes as D
Watch values never before Roselle Stone, student at the degrift. large as 36 pounds each. Seed for
offered for less than $24.75 University of Florida, was the ~ these potatoes come from India.
week-end, guest of his parents, H. C. Fain of Apalachicola was& ----
S The perfect gift for your "Valen- Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone. transacting business here Wednes- Tuberculosis in cattle has been
tine"-a genuine 75th "Anniver- a day. brought under control in virtually
sary" Elgin! Come in today and Sam Walters of the Walters all the counties of the U. S.
make your selection. Our special: Construction company, made a Mrs. Lois VanHorn attended the What is the lure of Dra-
price is for a limited time only. business trip Monday to Pensa- inid-winter conference of the cula?
Model 3753 cola. American Legion in Tallahassee Why is his kiss irresis
Mdel3753 Sr L1 oat,,,y.f *Why is his kiss irresis
$19.75 last Saturday. .IF ANYBODY HAS- ible?
s Mrs. Edith Daffin of Panama A
SCity was a business visitor in this James Henry of Apalachicola Elopdd Who is this strange ma
city Wednesday. was in the city on business Wed- Married dead 500 years, and
S* nesday. Divorced alive?
Mrs. Earl Pridgeon of Wewa- Had a Fire
hitchka visited Wednesday in this Mr. and Mrs. Ben Graves and Sold a Farm The Story Of The Stra
a city. Mrs. J. M. Patterson returned Been Arrested est Te W d
r^^T uesday from Tampa, where they Been Your Guest est assin The World 1
SW. A. McDonald of Panama City attended the DeSowo Exposition. Started in Business Ever Known!
was a business visitor Wednesday ,Left You a Fortune
$19.75 in Port St. Joe. Miss Clara Maddox left lastFri- Bought a New Home -- and
Model 3827 a day for Asheville, N. C., to at- Swiped Your Chickens
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith, Mrs. tend business college. Met With An Accident
W. M. Howell and Mrs. D. C. "_ Had a Visit From the Stork F' r k S t
Li i Smith attended the. DeSoto Expo- Mrs. T. M. Schneider was called THATS NEWS
JLilius Uew eiry sition in Tampa over the week- to Jacksonville last Saturday' due
end. to the illness of her sister. TELL THE EDITOR T N 1
Company N G *H
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tucker and Earl Rollins of Gondon, Ala., Phone 51-The Star
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA family of Eveston, Wyo., moved spent the week-end in the city,
---------.-.-... ir to. the city last week. Ithe guest of his family


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1939









FR11A'V FERUAY 1, 139 TE SARPOR ST JO, GLP CUNT, FORIA PGE HRE


HODGES AGIN

A SALES TAX

Warns That Greatest Danger' Is
From Hasty Legislation

State Senator W. C. Hodges, in
a statement at Tallahassee, said
that he is aginn" a general sales
tax and so-called: nuisance taxes.
SHe stated that new sources of
revenue must be provided by the
1939 legislature if the state is to
avoid an "ever-increasing deficit
for its necessary expenses."
'What these new sources of
revenue can be will be of grave
concern to the business life and
to the people of this state," he
continued. "There probably will be
.bills introduced to tax many things
which it is claimed are not now
bearing their proportionate share
*of the state tax burden, such as
notion picture admissions, tele-
phones, insurance coIpanies and
businesses like these.
"These can all be classified un-
der the general term 'nuisance
taxes,' which, as I view it now, it
is neither good public policy nor
sound business sense' to levy.
"There also 'undoubtedly will be
a determined effort to put on the
:shoulders of the. people a general
sales tax. I am opposed to a sales
tax unless by constitutional man-
date the old, antiquated system of
taxation is first made impossible
to levy."
Hodges said "the greatest dan-
ger in the approaching session is
that of hasty legislation not care"
fully thoughtout and analyzed be-
fore it is written into law."
Legislators, he said, "are ex-
pected to perfect the machinery.
of government for two years and
provide ways and means of fi-
nancing it" in a 60-day session of
"hurry and turmoil."
: ----.-------

Cone Extends

Tag Deadline

Motorists Given Reprieve Until
Next Tuesday

Making liars out of practically
every weekly newspaper in the
state of Florida, including The
Star, all of which, taking Gover-
nor Cone at his word that there
would be no second extension of
time in which to secure automo-
bile license tags, came out with
stories warning car owners to se-
cure their tags by February 1 or
keep their cars at home as they
would be subject to arrest, Gover-
nor Cone on February 2 extended
the time for securing tags to
February 15.
The governor said this exten-
sion, the last he is authorized to
make, resulted from the hard
times "among citrus people and
others."
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Trade Barriers

With Georgia May

Be Dissolved

Conference To Study Proposals
To Remove Laws Harmful,
To Both States

The Georgia legislature has
agreed to meet Florida half way
.in amendatory laws to remove
trade -barriers both states have in
the past set up, each directed
against the other's products and
producers.
Governor Oone, Supervisor of
Conservation R. L. Dowling and
legislators from Florida initiated
the move and carried their ap-
peal for a truce to Atlanta at the
invitationn of Governor Rivers.
The result of that conference
was to launch a far-reaching drive
against all discriminatory license
laws, some of which perhaps were
adopted as retaliatory measures,
one state against the other;
G. Pierce Wood of Port'St. Joe,
speaker designate of the next
Florida house session, said after
the recent meeting in Atlanta
that it had accomplished a great
deal to promote the free and easy
flow of commerce between two
neighborly states. He said he was
profoundly impressed and be-
lieved much good will come of the
conference. It was first proposed
to correct only the laws of both
states which impose unreasonable
license fees for non-residents who
transport 'and sell fish and sea-
foods, but other laws affecting
other products were brought up
for discussion.
The matter now is in the hands
of a joint committee appointed by
leaders of both 'legislatures. This
committee will meet again soon in
Atlanta to give exhaustive study
to proposals for repealing, cor-
recting and amending existing
laws that are found and declared
to be harmful against dealers and
producers of neighboring states.

New Tire Winning

Acclaim of Public

New Tread Pr6vides Road' Grip
And Protects Against Skids

A definite change of trend in
the seasonal tire buying habits of'
the motoring public -has been in
marked evidence since the intro-
duction of the new Firestone
Champion tire a few weeks ago,
according to Wilbur Wells of the
St. Joe Texaco Service Station,
local Firestone distributors.
"Following the pattern of buy-
ing habits in the automotive mar.
ket in general," says Wells, "car
owners as a group had heretofore
been inclined to defer the pur.
chase of new tires until the ad-
vent of the spring and summer
motoring season, just as a pros-


pective new car 'buyer was accus.
tomed t6 worry along through the'
winter season with his old, worn-
out car.
"More recently the car owner
has learned the advantage of en-
joying the use of a new car in the
winter. That the need of new tires
for winter operation is of even
greater importance is proved by
the fact that hundreds of motor-
ists have been replacing their old
worn-out tires with the new Fire-
,stone Champion since it was in-
troduced
"This new tire, a product of
years of speedway experience and


laboratory research, in addition
to hundreds of thousands of miles
of highway testing under every
type of road condition, has al-
ready won the acclaim of motor-
ists for the ability of its Gear
Grip tread to hang to the road un-
der the most adverse driving con-
ditions. Drivers have found that
its more than 3000 sharp-edged
angles of safety provide a sure-
footed road grip that protects
against skidding a nd assures
quicker and safer stopping when
the brakes are applied."

It pays to advertise-try it!
It pays to advertifie-try it!


CAR OWNERS everywhere are
acclaiming the extra blowout protection
and non-skid safety of the new Firestone
Champion Tire. And automobile
manufacturers, knowing its outstanding
performance, have adopted it for their
new 1939 models. On every hand you
hear, "It's the most effective tire we have
ever had on wet pavement and in mud
and snow!" It's the hit of 19391
The Firestone Champion Tire is a
completely new achievement in safety
engineering and the result of a new and
revolutionary means of locking greater
safety into the cord body of a tire. This is
accomplished first, by the use of a new
type of tire cord called "Safety-Lock," in
which the cotton fibers are more
:ompactly interwoven to ,give greater
strength. And then the fibers in each
individual cord, the cords in each ply
and the plies themselves are all securely
[ocked together by a new and advanced
Firestone process of Gum-Dipping, which
provides amazingly greater strength-and
greater strength means greater safety.
The new Safety-Lock cord construction
gives the added strength that makes
possible the use of the new thicker,
tougher, deeper Firestone Gear-Grip
Tread, which provides remarkably longer
non-skid mileage. This sensational new


SILENCE IS GOLDEN
"Silence!" exclaimed the teach-
er as she wrote on the board.
Little Mary did not hear her
and turning, the teacher said, "Do
you know what silence is, Mary?"
Mary thought for a moment and
replied: "Yes. Silence is what you
don't hear when you listen for
it."

A British archaeologist points
out that people think of a mill as
revolving or spinning, but for
thousands of years mills were ap-
parently just &dvices for rubbing
grain between two stones.


AB JENKINS
World's Safest Driver
Ab Jenkins. holder of 87 world
records fr safety. speed pd
endurance, who has driven
more than a million and a half
miles on Firestone Gum-Died
Tires without an accident,


sharp d ales that grip t the rad wit or on



for your protection on the highway.t
extra -af of Firestone GUtk-
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tread is called "Gear-Grip" because ofits uniqu,6
design which has more than three thousand
sharp-edged angles that grip the road with a sure.
footed hold to protect against skidding and to
assure a safe stop.
Come in today and equip your car with a set
of new Firestone Champion Tires, the only tires
made that are safety-Iroved on the speedway
for your protection on the highway.


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5.25-17.$13.95 6.00-18. 916.50 5.25-17. $11.10 6.00-18. 14.85 4.50-21. $8.10 5.50-16. $10.45
5.50-16. 13.90 6.25-16. 17.55 5.50-16. 12.50 6.25-16,. 15.80 4.75-19. 8.35 5.50-17. 10.50
5.50-17. 13.95 6.50-16. 19.35 5.50-17. 12.55 6.50-16. 17.40 5.00-19. 9.00 6.00-16. 11.80
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TRUCK TIRES AND OTHER PASSENGER CAR SIZES PRICED PROPORTIONATELY LOW


Listn to he Voice of Firestone with Richard Crooks,
Margaret Speaks and Alfred Walleostlao, Monday
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Listen to The Firestone Voice of the Farm--Evere
Mitchell interviews a Champion Farmer each week
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FRfIDAV, FEBRUARY 10, 1939


,THE STAR, PORT ST7. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FL-ORIDA


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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.

SINGLE TAXES
Harold Colee,.president of the state cham-
ber of commerce, and according to rumors
an aspirant to a more or less high political
office, in.a press release issued Monday, side-
steps and leads with a cover-up--r as a gen-
eral who is losing a skirmish would put it-.
withdraws to consolidate his gains, in the
controversy started by the alleged move by
the state chamber to present the working
people of the state with a transaction tax;
which is the latest title for what we all
recognize as a sales tax.
:The state chamber of commerce, is sup1
posed to represent the business men 'of Flor-'
ida. Therefore,. we ,were surprised when it
was, announced, that they were sponsoring
the repeal of 11 tax laws and. the substitu-
tionof a sales, tax; because if the state cham-
ber. persisted in such a course, they would
be dropping all pretense of representing
those who. put up the money for the opera-
tions of the organization and admit that it is.
a straight-out political ._organization owned:
and controlled, by the bond houses and big
h)ankers.
As -evidence. that.the trade body officials
:are. either kicking over the traces or the heat
has ,been. taken off- for the:,time being, Mr..
oColee in his,press release says:
"I am. convinced as a result of personal,
conferences and: di4.cus ,ion s with a .number
Aof leading tax minds of the state and with:
numerous business men and women of
Florida that this plan (the sales tax) is, not
-practical or- feasible. I am confident that
this proposal is. so out .of line, that if
adopted by any group or organization. it
will work not only irreparable harm to its
sponsors but that. it will be most harmful
to the:state as a whole."
For several years freak tax laws, under
guise of .putting .property back on the tax
rolls,, have been passed for the sole purpose
of breaking ,down the tax struciture of the
.state, and.make the passage of a sales tax
necessary, with the hope of. making all ad
valorem taxes collected a gravy train for the
owners of bonds issued d during the boom.
In short, .the Futch act, the homestead ex-
emption' act and the Murhy act wereall
passed to, increase the security and thereby
increase the value.of the thousands of almost
worthless bonds issued during the boom.
Most of the bonds are now in other hands
than of the original .purchasers and were
bought for a few cents on the dollar. If a
law were passed to prevent any taxing unit
of the state .from levying any tax on prop-
erty except for these bonds, the value of the
bonds would jump back to approximately
par, which would mean huge profits to the
present owners of the bonds.
It is reliably reported that there, will be a
strong lobby at the next session of the legis-
lature with money to spend to secure, the
passage of a sales, tax law. If the state cham-
ber of commerce wishes to represent the
merchant and other small business man. as
they claim 'when they visit the smaller towns
solicd'ing memberships, they can prove it by
using the.., influence to block th'e passage of s
such a !hw.-Highlands County News.

Don't wait for tomorrow to overcome to- c
day's shortcomings-start yesterday. c


LETS IMITATE NEBUSKA
Undoubtedly at the next session of the
state legislature new forms of taxation for
raising additional revenue will be proposed,
and from all indications the worst of these
will be a sales tax.
Florida doesn't need a sales tax nor any
other new forms of taxation. What is needed
is more economy in government. It has been
done in Nebraska,' and what the people of
Nebraska can do the people of Florida cah
do likewise.
It seems that in that northern state the
tax burden became unbearable and the people
decided to do something about it. A Tax-
payers' League was organized and a study
made of where the tax money was going
and how much of it was being wasted. These
facts were published in the newspapers,' and
as a consequence officeholders began to get
economy-minded-they :had to if they de-
sired to be re-elected.
Today Nebraska has no sales tax, no use
tax, no service tax, no cigaret tax arid no lux-
ury tax. Bonded indebtedness and the gen-
eral property tax in the past several years
-have been reduced. Nebraska did' not pass
laws providing for new forms of taxation.,
The state did not go wildly' into debt, nor
did it go wild on "dollar matching"' or on old
age pensions. It did not. pass a single law for
continuing levies, nor fall for such political
panaceas as "over-all" tax limitation, home-
stead exemption and things df that nature.
Under thie system established by ,the tax-
payers' leagues in Nebraska bad administra-
tion of government is quickly brought out. t;
Since organization of the leagues' in 1930, the e:
state's assessed valuation has dropped from tl
$2,400,000,000 to $1,580,000,000 with a conse- F
quent reduction in property taxes. The state
budget has increased from $40,000,000 to t
$55,000,000, and yet the taxpayers are pay- tc
ing less and'getting more for their dollars. u:
If detrmnined citizens of Nebiaska can do a
this, wyhy can't equally deterniied citizens of-P
Florida do ,the same thing? I r
fr
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE li
Two news dispatches were sent fiom Mos- in
cow, Russia, on the same day recently. Both.
are interesting to every American and should d
be e,[pecialYi interesting to anyone who
might have an idea that communism isn't as
a nd 'i onism isnta
bad as it is painted and that. communism is it]
the ideal government of the working' man. al
to
.One of the stories concerned the beginning er
of prosecutions under the new abor regulat- In
tions. The first person 'put on trial was atn o;
employer, accused (believe it or' not) of he-"'- i
ing too lenient with one of his workers. '
Under the new regulations it is a criminal 1o
offense if any employer fails to discharge a
worker who is absent or late without legiti- a,
mate reason. In this particular case, secret tih
police found an absent empioye at home in "to
bed. They said his excuse wasn't legitimate,
n ai- ar
so the employer now faces a prison sentence.
of six months to three years. g
.,The other story concerned a new speed-up 't:
of the work speed-up system. By official w]
g-vernment ,decree, factory workers must st
now do'25 per cent more work each day anrd m
be paid, 14 per cent less for it. th
It would seem, therefore, that soap box fi
orators who, shout '"Down with the American
Way" and advocate, the a'Communist Way" er
are not giving all the facts. > m
With these facts it isn't hard to choose. se
We'll stick to the old American custom ,f su
living and working the /'Aiericani Way." co

Buy a ticket to the fireman's ball next in
Friday night-you'll get a lot of enjoyment pe
out of the affair and aid in the purchase of
a new: fire truck. m

The Star joins with the people of Port St.
foe in extending sympathy to Representative sc
md Mrs. Millard Caldwell in the loss of their hit
;on, Millard F. Caldwell, Jr.'
pa
Di4 you ever stop to consider the amount
)f trouble a hero has to go through to be- er,
:ome a hero?' So don't'envy him. '


THE BIGGER LOW '


Star TpPublish

,Series of Articles


(Continued from Page 1)
ax structure. Several huge gaps
xist,- put there by the voters
themselves First' the people of
'lorida voted into the state con-
titution a prohibition against tax-
ig incomes 'and' fiheritances;
ley then Voted in similar iianner
Exempt homes' from taxation
p to $5000. iii' 1936 they further
mened the stkta" constitution to
rovide for pensioning old folks,
ependeiit children'and the blind.
These steps the voters took
rom the stite'probably ten ihiil-
oi dollars of aiinual income, ani
creased expenditures about 'as
'ueli' A tdtal'of twenty million
dollars in taxes which had to' be
lse'd froti-other' sources.'
Fair and Impartiial Facts
The Star' does not seek to tell
s readers :what shouldd" be done,V
though we 'are stronigly opposed
a sales tax. We want our read-<
s t o 'have the facts, fairly and)
partially analyzed; to.help form
iln'ioon to e'px'pess to our- legislai-
rs.' Any ljegislatibn "which' -fails'
Gain the approval of the 'na-i
rtyy is destined to fall; Thwe
ar wants 'the: people'to know
hat 'their' legislators are Ui'
against and 'the -probable steps
ey will'have to take 'in trying
solve the' many proMems.' t
For this reason, The Star has
ran'ged with" "the Florida. RK
garch B'idreau, a fact4inding okS
.nizati6t', for 'the preparation of
ni articles' td: appear weekly and
itch "will be -written tin under-
andalble language, with a mini-
im of statistics and technical
atements. 'We 'wpnt you to have
e actal f'act.~ about our state
dances.
These articles constitute' a lib-
al education ih 'state govern-
ent, and are provided 'to our
aders at some expense''to ur-
Ives, as a community service. A
summary of' the subjectss 'to be
vered'in 'the series 'follows:'-
Where did Florida get its 1938
come?
What were Florida's 1938. ex-
nditures and 'Why?
What financial 'demands will be
lade on the 1939 legislature?
The cost of old age pensions.
The cost of operating our
hool system.
The financial requirements of
ghways and other departments.
Where can' we 'get -money to
y these bills?
Who are these taxpayers?
Can we 'have economy in gov-
nment?'
Other problems of state finance.


The first, article in this series
will appear next week.
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FRDY FERUR 10 13 H TR OTS.JEGL ONY LRD AEFV


THE TATTLER

SEES ALL- w THE STAFF' &
KNOWS ALL- Editor-In-Chief .........Dick Stepp
NOWS ALL Assistant Editor....Bobby Coburn
LlTELLS ALL- Sports Editor........Al Schneider
Society Editors............ Opal
ABOUT HAPPENINGS Greene and Dorothy Crockett
SIN PORT ST. JOE HIGH Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson


Sophomores Give

Chapel Program


Present Clever Impersonations of
School's Teachers

Chapel was held last Friday
morning during the second period
with the band playing a number
of selections which will be played
at the music festival to be held
this spring at DeFuniak Springs.
The sophomores were in charge
of the program and presented a
comical amateur show, imperson-
ating the teachers of the school.
Jimmie Mcl4eil gave a good im-
itation of Principal D. G. McPher-
,on by saying that school would
/be a little late in getting out in
the afternoon, but it would be
only a little later-just 5:30. We
think he's got something there.
Arthur Forehand had the part
of Mr. Parker, while Betty Jo
Temple carried the part of Miss
O'Quinn, telling about the family
cf the snake, instead of talking
ucmerits. Mabel Blount gave a
good imitation of Miss Thompson,
and Gwendolyn Spencer was Miss
McClellan. Joyce Chatham imper-
sonated Mrs. Pridgeon and Elsie
Nichols carried the part of Mrs.
Lewis. Mr. Owens was imperson-
ated by Cornelius (Corny) Kirk-
land. The .program ended by
Jesse Stone ph-qwing how, Mr.Far-
mer does in the band room during
rehearsal.
Murnice Taunton acted as mas-
ter of ceremonies.
Chapel ended as usual' with the
band playing a march.
.---------
Betty Jo Temple: "Miss O'Quinn
doesn't North America have about
the same plants and animals as
we do around here?'


WE WONDER


What freshman girl especially
likes a junior boy, yet she tries
to keep it a secret? Melba, /you
shouldn't keep secrets from H. T.
Why girls are wondering if the
boys will break down and not go
stag to the coming dance'?
Why M. T. has taken to attend-
ing basketball games? Can it be
E. H.?
What A. M. D. discovered on the
back of W. J.'s ring?
Why so many girls have dates
for that scary show tonight?
Is it so what E. H. said in class
about D. T. not ever having been
kissed?
Why B. J. N. is so fond of in-
terfering in other people's affairs?
How many girls haven't been
kissed that have reached the age
of 16? Not many.
What M. T. and L. H. have on
their minds these days? M. T.
answers "Iey" to the roll and L.
H. answers "Thank you."
Why J. M. makes such ugly
faces when some other boy writes
notes to B. T.? You aren't jealous
are you, Jimmy?

SOPHOMORE HISTORY
Jesse Stone was born Friday,
July 13, 1921. He is a romantic
young man and loves to tell
stories. He began school in Port
St. Joe elementary in 1928 and
has advanced, to, the tenth grade.
since. His favorite color is green
-we have often wondered why
all'the girls wore green. His am-
bition is to become a doctor. His
hobby is fishing and hunting, law
or no law. His' antipathy is windy
days-you can't hunt or fish on
windy days-but he loves, rainy
days. "Boy, who couldn't sleep on
rainy days? Why, I even get
sleepy on cloudy days."


Locals Drop Two

Basketball Tilts


Lose 23-7 to Wewahitchka and
Go Down 24-13 Before Panama

The St. Joe basketball team
came back from Wewahitchka last
Friday evening defeated by a
score of 23 to 7. Forehand was
high point man in this game.
The local quintet invaded Pan-
ama City Tuesday night to be
beaten 24 to 13. The game started
with Port St. Joe making the first
two points. Panama then made
two successive baskets and re-
mained in the lead.
At the end of the first quarter
the score was 7-9 in favor of
Panama City; at the half it was
9-16 in favor of Panama, and at
the final whistle tne score, read:
Panama City, 24; Port St. Joe, 13.
Stepp was high point man in this
game.

FORM LITERARY CLUB

The spohomore class organized
a literary club Tuesday under the
direction of their teacher, Mrs.
Lewis.
The following officers were
elected: President, Lunnette Ham-
mock; vice president, Murnice
Taunton; secretary, Willie Lee
Beard, and treasurer, Gwendolyn
Spencer.
This promises to be a very in-
teresting club.
------ -------
IMAGINE

Lunnette dropping basketball
and Murnice not following suit!
Elaine G. making 'buttonholes!
K. S. smiling at M. T. after her
trip Tuesday!


Old Tow ers and Imakers downed the High School best exhibitions of basketball
l OW LUI- by a 15-7 score, but the game was that will be seen here in many a
S..rf To r fast and not nearly so one-sided day. The school team won out in
Japerm akers p as the game last week with the a hard-fought tilt after being on
Old Towners. The difference in the short end of a 11-7 score, at
Basket L e a g ue size and eight count's. against the half. They made a spurt right
the boys coached by Tom Owens, after the' opening of the second
Fast Games Featured Monday 'but their team work and fine de- half and tied the scqre. From then
and Wedner-lay.Nights In St. fensive play keeps the others on it was tie and break until the
Joe City League from running away from them. end of the, regular period., when
Dick Stepp played his custo- the extra five minutes was played.
Two games were played in the mary speedy game, but was held The Merchants are trailing the
City Basketball League Monday down by good defensive work by league at present, but that does
night, with the Oldtowners de- Bounds and Coody, who them- not indicate a weak team, in fact
eating the Merchants and the seles counted a time or two. Wild two of their games nave been de-
Papermakers downing the High Bill Trawick also was closely cided on a margin of three points
School. Both games had exciting guarded and only got away from and one by five points difference.
features and the, pay was fast his man for one counter. They play a fast game, and with
and close. An amusing feature of this tilt a few breaks will push up the lad-
Inthe opening game the Old- was when little Hoot Rowan der.
owners were, unable to muster, a drew for an opponent the super- Lineups of the teams were
.full team, only four men being tall Antley. Hoot might have follows:
Ot T r elted to ld Towners-Wadsworth, Tap-
tr.n h. but Tanner elected to tmouhe the hn.l now and then


ty. the game shorthanded, stat-
lier r would be no protest if
',t-am lost. The game was a
inE'er, and the absence, of
fifth man, while very notice-
did not deter the Oldtown-
t'rom winning 19 to 12.
udge Alton Dendy was easily
,-be star of this session with four
basketss and an excellent defen-
,sive game. Tapper followed with
two of his lightning board shots,
while Wadsworth and Guinn were
all over the court, breaking up
many seemingly sure scores for
the Merchants.
For the Merchants, smiling Joe
Ferrell came through again with
one of his bird's nest shots after
iribbling in a slick way through
. .v-mnan -.defense. All of the
hers on the team played a fine
'me. with plenty of team work.
*In the final game the Paper-


S, per. Dendy and Guinn.
had he donned linesman's spikes- Merchants-. Dendy, Williams,
and did some climbing. On the Gust, Land, Cawthon, Kenning-
other hand, being closer to the L K -
,ton, Sullivan, Maples and Ferrell.
floor he was able to slide in and ton, Sullivan, Maples and Ferrell.
brea up dribbles Papermakers- Hidalgo, Adams,
V0 hfl.,n'R J. Tallev.


The Wednesday night games wY,1IiH, '. ,
Antley, H. Palmer,
were featured by close scores,
the Old Towners defeating the oody.
Papermakers 17 to 14 and the High School St
High School coming out victor Trawick, Coburn,
over the Merchants 26 to 23. The Rowan.
latter game went into an extra LEAGUE ST
period, the teams having tied at Team-
23-all at the final whistle. After Old Towners ....
two minutes of rest an extra five Papermakers .....
minutes were played in which the High School ......
schoolboys added three more tal- Merchants ........
lies on a field goal and free toss.
Both games, were fine exhibi- LARGEST CA
tions of ,lose guarding and good Nearly half a n
passing 'and both were nip and wire and 75 tubula
tuck, seesaw affairs, into the world's 1
In the second game the specta- in Florida's building
tors were treated to- one of, the York World's Pair.


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million feet of
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largest carillon
ig at the New


Housing Situation

Talked at C.CQMeet


Brought Out That Mill Workers
Desire To Own Homes Here

At the regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Cnamber of Com-
merce held last Friday eveningat
the Legion home, H. E. Voss of
the Papermaners' Union gave a
graphic picture, of the need for
small homes for rent in the city.
He stated that a considerable
number of men working at the
St. Joe Paper company mill were
desirous of moving to this city to
make their home, but that some
owned homes in other cities and
could find no suitable place here
for rent or for sate that would be
within their means.
Dr. L. H. Bartee was present
and gave some sidelights on the
situation as regards Bay, Ridge.
A committee was appointed to
meet with Bay Ridge property
owners, at their request, to assist
in formulating some definite plan
to handle the situation there pro-
vided a favorable report comes
from the FHA administrator for
approved areas in this .city. This
committee consists of W. W. Bar-
rier, T. W. Wilson, Horace Soule,
B. D. Smith and Rev. D. E. Mari-
etta.
At the meeting of the directors
of the chamber Tuesday evening
at Port Inn, a general discussion
of what would be good for Port
St. Joe was indulged in by all
present, and also the housing sit-
nation was gone over thoroughly.
H. A. Kidd of the at. Joe Paper
company was an honored guest at
this time and gave some very en-
lightening facts and figures and
answered many- questions con-
cerning the policies of his com-
pany. His visit was well received
and all voted him thanks for at-
tending the meeting.
It is expected that at the .next
meeting of the directors Mr.
Fisher of the Bull Steamship
company will be present. Also at
the regular meeting of the cham-
ber next Friday it Is anticipated
that Harold Colee, president of
the state chamber, and Ralph
Grassfield, state chamber of com-
merce secretary, will be in at-
tendance.

PORT NEWS
The S.S. Jean of .the Bull Line
docked Monday at the St. Joe Pa-
per company dock and left Tues-
day for eastern ports with a cargo
of kraft paper.

JUICE SALES JUMP
Increase in citrus over-the-coun-
ter juice sales by chain drug
stores in Florida are averaging
between 50 and 60 per cent over
any other previous period of time.
--------------
Forest rangers carry 70-pound
gasoline water pumps on their
backs to remote forest fires.


LILIUS OFFERING
SPECIAL WATCHES

In obseravnce of the 75th anni-
ersary of the Elgin Watch com-
pany the Lilius Jewelry company
is offering a special watch made
especially for this observance by
the Elgin company.
These watches, for both men
and women, may te seen at the
Lilius Jewelry and ordinarily sell
for $24.75. They are being offered
during the anniversary observ-
ance at $19.75-a rare bargain, in-
deed.
--------------
WILSON NAMED MEMBER OF
AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE
T. W. Wilson, secretary of the
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
merce, last Saturday was made a
member of the agricultural com-
mittee of the state chamber of
commerce, according to an an-
nouncement by Harold Colee,
president of the state body.
This is a distinct honor for the
local body, inasmuch as this is
the only appointment for this dis-
trict on this important commit-
tee.
The agricultural committee is
one of the strongest in the state
and it is to be hoped that steps
will be taken to work out an in-
tensive program for Gulf and ad-
joining counties.
-------4
Milk is not a popular food in
China, though Mongolians in Cen-
tral Asia drink a great deal of it.


H. J. GOLDTHWAITE, Agent, Box 725, Panama City, Fla.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


PAGE FIVE


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, '1939






THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


TH4E P-OCKEThF, OOK*,

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Warehouse Is

TakinO .S


CLASSIFIED ADS

FOR RENT
FURNISHED APARTMENT for
rent. See T. V. Westbrook, Port
St. Joe. 2-10tf
UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
ins; cei;ed overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 12[21tf
ROOMS FOR RENT
IF YOU have a room for rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
'Try it today. tf
MISCELLANEOUS


A TRUE EPIC OF FLORIDA
"The Rise and Decline of the' Old
City of St. Joseph," the only au-
thentic history of the long-dead
birthplace of Florida's first con-
stitution. Bound in kraft paper
from one of the first test runs
made by the St. Joe Paper Co.
mill. This interesting booklet
may be secured at The Star of-
fice or LeHardy's Pharmacy for
15 cents per copy. Send them to
your relatives and friends out-
side the state. tf



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


Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing and
Picnic Dinner at

MIDWAY PARK
On Gulf County's World-
Famous DEAD LAKES
Our BOATS are New, Dry
and Kept Clean. Our
CABINS are New,,with New
Beds and Furnishings.
This FRIENDLY CAMP is
Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit is Appreciated
J. P. BRANTON, Owner
Postofflce. Address
WEWAHITCHKA, FLA.


ShannT


Roof Trusses Are Being Put In
Place This Week

Much progress has been made
during the past week on the 315
by 100-foot warehouse: being built
by the Port St. Joe Terminal com-
pany on the dock adjoining the St.
Joe Paper company, and placing
of the huge steel roof girders is
well underway.
When completed the $35.000
brick and steel building will be
open to all shippers desiring to
make use of the unsurpassed har-
bor. facilities of Port St. Joe.

Bay Is Ideal

Naval Air Base

(Continued from Page 1)
sheltered harbor with approxi-
mately 32 square miles of deep
water for anchorage atnd the ma-
neuvering of ships, a channel for
easy entrance and not too deep
to preclude the laying of mine
fields, and with a little dredging
1 second outlet could be made
to the east.
In addition, there is plenty of
'evel ground for the laying out of
endingg fields and for erection of
necessary buildings and barracks.
With the modern high speed
planes it is but a short hop to the
Atlantic coast, and in case of in-
vasion by an enemy fleet it is
well inland, comparatively speak-
ingn and practically invulnerable
to attack from the sea, which is
not the ease with Jacksonville or
Miami.
Too, this section is sparsely
settled, and in case of air raids
there would not be the huge loss
of -civilian life as would be the
case were an enemy to rain down
bombs on a base near a large
population center.
The naval committee is sched-
uled to start for Florida this week
to look over the Jacksonville, Mi-
ami and Key West sites'. Why not
start pulling the proper strings to
have them come here and look
over what "Life" and naval ex-
perts call an ideal harbor for de-
velopment of a first class naval
base?

Advertising pays-try it!


PAGE SIX.


Ye EdMakes a to turn out a sort of written horo- May Soon Get
scope when, after paying a dime,
Trip To Tampa a sucker place his or her hand Action On FIA
over a piece of frosted glass. Two
members of the editor's party fell Loans for ty
(Continued from Page 1) for the device, and while they O S Or ty
for some 15 minutes, losing his were "having their fortunes told"
herd of female sightseers, and not from their auras or what have (Continued from Page 1)
giving a hang, being fascinated by you, the editor casually sauntered Frederick M. Babcock, director
the railroad exhibit. But finally around back of the machine and, of the underwriting division
the better half missed us and ra seeing a' heavy black curtain will then advise my office Wee
turned, dragging us away by the hanging down the back, lifted a how we are to proceed lit the
ear. corner of it and watched a young future, as Washington makes
We ambled down, the hall an- man drop "readings" into the slot the final decision on the report
other hundred yards and lo and from a rack containing about 20 submitted by Mr. Vandenberg.
behold, the Seaboard had another different horoscopes. However, the As soon as I receive this advice
miniature train In operation. We public seemed satisfied, and if from Mr. Babcock I will let you'
lingered here for a considerable they wanted to believe in such a hear from me.
time, until our wife tromped on contraption it was no. business of Cordially yours,
our pet corn in exasperation, and ours to disillusion them. M. M. Parrish,
ordered us on. We could go on and on and not State Director.
We looked at exhibits of all tell of everything we saw at the The above letter is self-explana-
kinds, to the right of us and to exposition, but as we already tory. When Mr. Vandenberg was
the left of us, none of them mak- have taken two columns of valu- in Port St. Joe he stated that he
ing a lasting impression, until we able space, we will cut off here, would contact Mr. Parrish and
came to the orange, grapefruit and suggest that our readers go advise the people here of the re-
and tangerine wine display. THAT and see all the wonders for them- suit
made an impression! We never selves, as the fair will remain While this seems to delay mat-
have tasted any better wine in our open until February 18. ters some, yet it looks as- though
life than this nectar made from we may get favorable action on
Florida citrus fruit. It should RUSH TO BUY AUTO TAGS. approving areas in the city, with
have a big future. The big rush or motor vehicle a consequent relieving of the
Cow With Human Skin owners to secure their 1939 li- housing situation here.
Gerry, one of our young nieces, censes in the last few days of -
had viewed the cow with the hu- January brought the grand total "And why did you leave your
man skin and was anxious that we of tag sales to $3.133.063 on Feb- last job as secretary?"
see; it. Being of a naturally skep- ruary 1 of this year. This is $84,- "Because I wouldn't let my
tical nature when it comes to 737 greater than the total re- boss kiss me."
things of this character, we were ceived to the same date last year. "That's too bad, ;as outside of
prepared to see a fake. But we --- that you seem as if you'd suit me
were agreeably surprised to find Read the ads-it pays! perfectly."
that the cow (or rather bull) was ., .
not a fake. This animal has nei-
ther hide nor hair, and it's skin HAI A IN
is as smooth as a baby's and so .W H ULi L 1 liiU
transparent that the veins can be
seen plainly. No description of CALL US FOR LIGHT AND HEAVY HAULING
ours can do it justice-it must be WE HAVE GOOD CLEAN BUILDING SAND, FOR SALE
seen and felt to be appreciated.
The display of flowers and Prompt and Efficient Service Always
shrubs was marvelous and made
us feel considerably downcast W T T f
when we thought of the few 4 W
rose 'bushes, lilies and two trees
we have in front of The Star of- PHONE 70 PORT ST..JOE, FLA.
fice. But we took heart when we --- --
thought of the space we have at
the rear of the shop and vowed
to develop it into one of the show
places of Port St. Joe, with sixty-
seven varieties of shrubs and 99
varieties of flowers.
Pageant Is Spectacular iii
Saturday afternoon we viewed a
very interesting presentation from A
the grandstand, one of the fea.
tutres 'being a gathering of Fu-
ture Farmers of America. Among
notables to address ,the 4000 Fa- Frday & Saturday
ture Farmers were Colin English
and our good friend Nathan Mayo, FEBRUARY AND 1 1
commissioner of agriculture, who
made a long-winded though inter- TO r* T is eO p 1r low
testing talk.ng-winded though i Toilet Tissue Buy now,prices are low
In. the evening was presented a 6 Rols 25C Our shelves are stocked with new, fresh
pageant depicting the trials and foods. Every item is regular stock .
tribulations, as well as the demise No. 2 Cans guarantee of quality!
of Hernando DeSoto. This was C O R N
staged on .a large and impressive 14-OUNCE BOTTLE
scale and-was well worth while 2 for 15c CATSUP 10c
viewing.CATSUP........l1 c
We, visited the cattle exhibit GRIFFIN SPECIAL 2 NO. 2 CANS
and were amazed at the quality Pure Coffee ENGLISH PEAS ....15c
and breeding of some of the stock, .
which is a forerunner to a greatly 15C b NO. 2V CAN
improved cattle industry in the PEARS.
state of Florida within the next Yacht Club Monarch EA .....20c
ten or fifteen years. We also en- PEACHES DOZEN
tered the poultry hall, but the N 2 A 1 12
odor that assailed our olfactory No. 2 Can ORANGES ............12 C
oqgan was too much, and we 17c 16OZ. JAR MONARCH /
quickly retreated.
Naturally there were many Balloon ure Preserves ......22
fakes to lure dimes from the Soap Flakes DOZEN
pockets of the gullble public, but POunce 19 BANANAS...... 15
the most outstanding were the .............. 1
headless woman and the electric
psychoanalyzer. A1L
The headless woman, similar to SU AR 10 lbs. 49c
the one exhibited here during the Qualit 12
Centennial Celebration, was sup- UR Guaranteed bs.6 5 c 3 5
posed to live through the aid of
a mechanical heart and a liquid SIAL O- A $3 Enlarged Technitone
diet supplied to her body through SPE IAL OR A Colored Portrait in Lea-
oftub intellgencne withd rthe leadst seebit therette Frame for only $5 in trade and 39c. Reproduced froai

that such a thing would be abso- your favorite photo, kodak or penny picture. Ask about it!
lutely impossible. Yet, many were I FF--,N G ERY
the ohs and ahs that greeted this -
s ridshoa freak. &MARKET
The psychoanalyzer was a ma- .. .
chine with a lot of gadgets and PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA I
flickering lights that was supposed .


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10.A939'R


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