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The Star-Florlda's fastest grow-
Ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the City of Port St Joe. T H
Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
est growing little city. In
'A 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, FEBRUARY 17, 1939 NUMBE% 18
CENTER FOR CITY
Will endeavor to Have U. S. Navy
Vessel Here After Maneuvers
In Caribbean Sea
At the regular meeting of the
directors of the Port St. Joe
Chamber of Commerce held Tues-
day evening at the Port Inn, a
round table discussion of needs of
the city was held and a number
of points brought out. H. E. Ross
of the St. Joe Paper company was
an invited guest and gave some
The' chamber 'is ,endeavoring to
have one of the larger U. S. navy
cruisers visit this, city after the
maneuvers in the Carribean have
been concluded. A number of. the
*vessels. have.:been assigned for
visits to various Gulf and Atlantic
ports, and our harbor would lend
itself to such a stop-over at this
time. Admiral Leahy, acting sec-
retary of the navy, and Senators
Pepper and Andrews, have been
contacted on the matter.
Reports were made of progress
along the lines of securing some
kind of defense recognition here,
principally 'that of* establishing a
naval air base on St. Josephs Bay.
Discuss Housing, Situation
Much of the evening was de-
voted to discussion of the housing
situation and. results o .the mass
-meeting called' recently: I:n this
Mr. Ross.cited the need of homes
for employes of the paper mill. He
also gave some sidelights on. the
Stype of homes being built in other
areas at low cost, making the
houses available to people of
W. T. Edwards was expected to
be present at the meeting, but
was called to Jacksonville during
the day. He will, however, make
a effort to be present next Tues-
The purpose 'of these confer-
ences is to develop the best pos-
sible plans for the upbullding of
the city, its civic Interests, its in-
'dustrial life and' anything that
will in any way better conditions.
On suggestion of T. M. Schnei-
der, member of the board of direc-
tors, a movement was started,
which it is. hoped will result in,
assignment of t ne Centennial
building as a-recreation center. It
'has been repeatedly stated that
wheli the building was completed
Proceeds Will GC Toward NeW
Truck; All Urged to Attend
The first of a series of monthly
dances to be given by the volun-
teer fire department will be held
tonight at the Centennial building
with music furnished by Bill
Everyone is urged to attend this
affair, as all proceeds from the
dances will go toward a fund for
the purchase of a new fire truck
and other equipment necessary
for a properly equipped fire de-
City Dads Talk
Must Find New Source of Reve-
nue, As Property Owners
Are Not Paying Taxes
At the meeting of the board of
city commissioners Tuesday eve-
ning some discussion was had on
the advisability of passing ordin-
ances levying so-called "nuisance
taxes," due to the fact that the
city treasury is practically de-
pleted, and very little revenue Is.
coming in in the shape of taxes,
the majority, of taxpayerss seem-
ingly being unable to pay or do
not care to pay their taxes.
It was pointed& out that in addi-
tion to the regular operating ex-
penses of the city, next year. there
,will be a $9000 bond to retire and
$6000 interest to pay on the $175,-
000,000 bond issue recently voted
and unless new sources of reve-
nue are found the city will be in
bad shape when the appointed,
time rolls around.
The ordinances, under discus-
sion would provide for taxes be-
ing levied on all amusements of
any character, cigarets, gasoline.
electricity, gas and telephones.
Motor Vehicles and Business
Paid 70 Per Cent Total Cost
Of 1938 State Government
it (would be turned over to the By Florida Research Bureau 11934 the state collected $3,500,000
city for the holding of various In 1917 the state of Florida col- from real and personal property,
civic activities. Work on the elected a total of less than $5.000,- estates and intangibles. During
structure will soon be ended, and 000, of this $825,000 came from d,- 1938 only $2,500,000 was collected
it is suggested that a board of rect taxes on business and motor from these sources.
trustees be named with power to vehicles. In 1938 the total state The total increase of revenues
institute a. policy for use of the income was $59,000,000 and $44,- from 1934 to 1938 *as $23,000,000,
building, assign dates for its use 000000 of this was levied on busi- or 63 per cent. What caused the
and see that all organizations re- ness and vehicles, increase, and how the money was
:ceiye a fair .share of time for its It is true Florida's population spent will be covered in the next
use. increased 80 per cent during that article of this series.
Suggest Playground time, but total tax income in- Cost of collecting state revenue
It was also pointed out that as creased 1200 per cent; taxes on varies little with the years. In
the city has no playground area business and motor vehicles more 1917 the records show it cost
it would be a splendid idea to use than 5000 per cent! about 3.5 per cent of total income
the building and the grounds ad- This increase has been a steady to collect revenues; in 1934 the
joining for use as a recreational, one. However, the biggest jump cost was 2.5 per cent, and in 1938
center and playground, especially has been in the last four years. it was 2.5 per cent. This does not
for the children and young folks. Tax revenue from gasoline and include the general "overhead" of
Tennis courts, shuffle-board and motor vehicles climbed from $20,- the administrative departments
roque courts -could be provided 000,000 to $30,000,000 between charged with collecting revenue.
and, in shaded areas and in the 1934 and 1938. The levies on busi- but the percentage is not much
building itself, space could be pro- ness rose from $3.250,000 to $13,- changed when this is added.
vided for various table games. It 560,000 during the same period. The items mentioned are state
was also thought possible that the Revenues from racing and alco- taxes only. The amounts below
field used for the race track lur- holic beverages grew from $1,500,- are approximately correct on these
ing the Centennial could be se- 000 to $4;000,000 in the four years. classes of taxes:
cured and developed into a base- Property Taxes Decrease State revenues-1934, $35,000,-
ball park and football field, thus The only item to decrease was 000; 1938, $58,000,000; increase,
(Continued on Page 6) state taxes from "property." In (Continued on' Page 4)
DISPLAY YOUR FLAG
The American Legion post re-
quests that the citizens of Port
St. Joe display the American flag
next Wednesday, February 22,
Ladies' Ball Game
Postponed from Last Saturday On
Account Inclement Weather
At a meeting of the Band Boost-
ers club held Tuesday night at
the school auditorium it was de-
cided to hold the. ladies' baseball
game, Teachers vs. Mothers, to-
morrow at the ball park, the game
having been postponed last Sat-
urday due to inclement weather.
Everyone is urgent to attend the
game, as proceeds will go to the
fund for purchasing uniforms for
the band. It is hoped to secure
the uniforms in time for the Mu-
sic Festival to be held April 7-8
in DeFuniak Springs.
"Boost the Band .and the Band
Will Boost Port St. Joe," is the
motto advocated by the club.
Motor Parts Store
Open for Business
Handles Complete Line of Na-
tionally Advertised Goods
Louis Emfich today announces
the formal openfng ofPthe Motor
Parts store in Port St. Joe and fx-
tends a cordial invitation to the
public to visit the store, which is
located In the new Costin build-
ing on Monument avenue.
While the business has been es-
tablished primarily for the pur-
pose of supplying garages and
filling station in this section with
replacement parts, all of which
are nationally advertised products,
the doors are open to all, and
anyone needing parts for any and
all makes of cars is invited to
drop in at Motor Parts.
Jesse James is coming!
Jesse James is coming! '
Band To Play At
Neighboring City Expecting 5000
Visitors at Mardi Gras
One of the features of the
Mardi Gras celebration to be held
in Apalachicola next Tuesday is
a parade of 17 floats in which the
Port St. Joe band will participate.
Preparations for over 5000 visi-
tors are being mace for the an-
nual seafood carnival. Entertain-
ment galore is slated for all spec-
tators from morning until the wee
small hours when Bill Farmer's
orchestra plays "Home, Sweet
Home" at the dance in the arm-
ory. A pageant giving a vivid
portrayal of early Apalachicola
history will precede the dance.
That City Be Kept
In the Limelight
Interest Aroused By Centennial
Celebration Has Created In-
quiries Throughout State
A letter was received this week
by T. W. Wilson from George H.
Clements, publicity director for
the Centennial Celebration held -in
this city last December, in which
Mr. Clements sends greeting to
the citizens of Port St. Joe and
states that he will return here for
a visit as soon as possible. Ie is
greatly taken with our city and
its people and expresses a desire
to come here to live at some fu-
Mr. Clements w as recently
elected' to honorary life member-
ship in the Port 'St. Joe Chamber
of Commerce and is extremely
,gratified with the honor. This sig-
nal honor was bestowed upon him
for his work during the Centen-
nial. The effects of his publicity
is still apparent from the mention
made in many newspapers and
periodicals throughout the state.
Mr. Clements urges that this
publicity be carried on for the
greater advertisement of the city.
He states: "I am particularly
anxious that Port St. Joe keep it-
self in the newspaper columns
while the interest aroused by the
news of the Centennial is alive. I
travel about the state very much
and have been amazed, by the
questions which have been put to
me regarding Port St. Joe and its
advantages and opportunities, by
literally scores of men and some
women who had read of the cele-
bration and had their curiosity
aroused. 'Curiosity properly culti-
vated results in active' interest,
and active interest leads to visits,
investment and settlement."
He expressed himself as grati-
fied by reports of the building of
the warehouse -on the city dock,
the new postoffice, the new bank,
the addition to the hotel, starting
(Continued on Page 6)
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TO MEET THIS EVENING
The regular mid-month meeting
of the chamber of commerce will
be held at 8 o'clock this evening
in the Legion hut. All members
are urged to be present.
It was anticipated that Harold
Colee, president of the state cham-
ber, and Ralph Grassfield, secre-
tary, would be present, but word
has been received that they will
be unable to attend until a later
date. ,, .
TO GET LOANS
Prospects Look Good For Securing
Loans In All Parts of
Port St. Joe
In connection with the recent
mass meeting of property owners.
held here and the visit of Federal
Housing Administration officials
to the city last week in an en-
deavor to secure larger FHA loans
for Port St. Joe, the following
letter was received yesterday by
T. W. Wilson, secretary of the lo-
cal chamber of commerce, from
M. M. Parrish of Jacksonville,
state FHA director:
Chamber of Commerce
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Att: T. W. Wilson, Secretary.
Gentlemen-In compliance with
your request of February 3, I beg
to advise that Messrs. Vanden-
bergh, Tinney, Linebaugh and the
writer had a conference here yes-
terday (Wednesday) a nd pre-
pared the necessary suggested
deed restrictions for the owners
of property in the Bay Ridge Sub-
division to execute before a no-
tary and place on record in the
public records of Gulf county in
order to make the lots in the Bay
Ridge Subdivision eligible for con-
siderltl" '_-THA insurance.
We are not permitted to draw
deed restrictions. We are 'only
permitted to offer suggestions and
it will be necessary for the cham-
.ber of commerce or the interested
citizens to take these suggestions
and have their attorney-*.'Pepare
the restrictions in-due legil foral
so that each. signature may be
properly notarized and the instru-
ment made ready for proper re-
cordation in the public records.
You will please note' that a list
of covenants from A to I. inclu-
sive, has been prepared and that.
these covenants provide the statu-
tory protection that we require to
safeguard insured mortgages, in
that subdivision. I want to par-
ticularly call attention to thie fact
that we want the lots to be at
least 60 feet frontage each, al-
though the subdivision has lots in
it from 47 feet. We will. not in-
sure a mortgage on a 47-foot lot.
The owner will be required to get
enough additional land to have 60
feet frontage... ..
I know of no greater service the
chamber of commerce could ren-
der to the owners of property in
this subdivision than to undertake
to have these restrictions properly
prepared and to secure the signa-
ture of every lot owner in the sub-
division, for this is necessary be-
fore the FHA can give further
consideration to the insuring of
mortgages in this subdivision.
Will you please advise me if I
can be of further service to you
in this connection.
M. M. PARRISH.
The list of covenants referred
to by Mr. Parrish, boiled down to
their basic facts, are as follows:
(a) All lots in the tract shall
be known as residential lots, and
no structure shall be erected on
any plot other than one detached
single-family dwelling not to ex-
ceed two stories in height.
(b) No building shall be erect-
ed on any plot nearer than 25
feet to the front lot line, nearer
than five feet to side lot line, or
nearer tha) 15 feet to the side
(c) No lot shall be resubdi-
vided into plots having less than
7200 square' feet of area or a
with of less than 60 feet each.
(d) fNo noxious or offensive
trade shall be carried on upon
(e) No race or nationality
other than the Caucasian race
shall use or occupy any building
on any lot.
(f) No trailer, basement, tent,
shack, garage, or barn erected in
the tract shall at any time be
(Continued on Page 6)
PAGE .TWO PtRD., tHEI ', 0.I JOE, GULtCbU'N' FL6IlbAr-' FIA "., --FRIDAY, FEBRUARYY 17,' 1939
S1 / W NES6AY CLUB MEETS 4-.. CLUB GIRLS IN
S' ... & .:, WI*H MF6'. D. C.'SMITH MEETING THURSDAY
S c et .Pe 'rsonals Mrs. D. C. Smith entertained A meeting was held yesterday
te n- I t the Wednesday Bridge club Tues- of the --H club girl -at thbe school
LANETA .-ISic+ ,A-:.i "..:. .; .. i-. ;.., ; ;... r. day afternoon at thq home of Mrs. house, being in charge of Miss
J: M. Smith. The valentine motif Anna Mae Sykes of Tallahassee,
wa s p eninan tin tie' d.cratfion- state 'i nutriftrlnit 'of 6A4-: clubs.
TWO:ORDA1NED AT \ MARIE JONES 'CI'RLE o.. f' 'the roon where''tables were Topic for the meeting Wsas'"Plan-
PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE A thei | c l IN MEETING MONDAY placed for play. Several progres- ning and Serving Meals," on
The service last Sunday morn- Al HII t lUilc The Marie Jones Circle of the *sions were enjoyed after which which subject Miss Sykes gave an/
ing at the Presbyterian church Methodist Missionary society met prizes were presented to Mrs. W. interesting talk to the girls.
was an epochal one and will have FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Monday afternoon at the home of M. Howell, high, Mrs. W. S. Smith
long and lasting power for good. Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister Mrs. Patty Lovett with Mrs. low,, and. Mrs. Robert Haley, cut.
Howard L. McKinnon. and Clyde 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. Omar Branch as hostess. Mrs. R. The hostess, served date loaf
W. Jones were ordained and in- 11:00 a. m.--Mornlng Worship. W. Smith was in charge of the and soft drinks to Mesdames J.
s 6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
stalled as elders. L. Stevenson 7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship. program which was opened with Shannon, C. Trammell, P. D.
and Waldo Wallace of Panama W. M. U1, Monday, 3:00 p. m. the Lord's Prayer. Subject forthe Farmer, W. M. Howell, T. V.
City and L. L. McKinnon of Chat- Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p. afternoon discussion was P'Char- Westbrook, W. A. Wood, W. S.
tahoochee assisted in the ordina- m. Teachers meeting, Thursday, i y." Smith. Robert Haley and H. C.
tion. 7:0 p. Mrs. C. C. Taunton gave a talk. Spence. Mrs. G. Sharit of Apa-
Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Wallace ASSEMBLY OF GOD followed by a reading by Mrs. G. lachicola was a guest of the club. SUN.MON. FEB. 19-20
have been closely associated with Rev. H.-P. Money, Pastor A. Suber on "The Rise of Char- SCi 1
Rev. H. F. Beaty for. several years Full-time services ity." Mrs. H. C. Spence gave MRS. EDWARDS ENTERTAINS *
and there Is a close friendship in 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School. "Charity Sometimes Begets De- THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
that he helped them solve some 11:00' a. m.-Preaching Service. pendency." Mrs. R. W. Brinson The members of the Thursday
difficulties in.. Panama. City some 7:30.p. m.-Evangelistic service. concluded the.,program with "Pro- Bridge club were' entertained yes-
time ago. They, too, have helped nirayermeeting every Wenesday fessional Social Work." terday at the home of Mrs. Ches-
him in- starting the work in .: ..Mrs. J. L...Temple, circle chair- ter Edwards on Long avenue. The
Springfield. But it was especially FIRST PRESBYTERIAN man, took charge for the business George Washinton~ motif was car-
befitting -for L. ii. McKinnon to 10:00 a. m.--unday School, session. Mrs. Spence..gave a,.re- ried out in the decorations. Fol-
take part,, since it was his son 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service. port on the.rummage sale of last lowing several progressions prizes
who was made. an elder and since o night service. Friday and Saturday and stated were presented, after which the
he-is largely responsible for Rev. METHODIST CHURCH there would..b, .another,. sale,to- hostess served a delicious salad .
Beaty being in.this presbytery and D. E. Marietta, Minister morrow. All members were urged course and lot coffee,.which, also
also being sent to Port St. Joe. Services Every Sunday to, attend choir practice on Wed, carried out the decoration scheme.
So the ties of close friendship and 10:00 a. m.--C.urcn School., nesday night. embers present were: Mrs; R.
of interest.in the church work 11:00a m.--Morning worship. .Pie, and coffee was. served to Coburn, Mrs. George Gore, Mrs.
binds these men and their 7:30 p.m.-Evening worship. the 13 members present by the J. .. SM. ith, Ms. E. C. Lewis.
hurches.tothechurch here. MRS HARIT HOSTESS TO hostess. Mrs. B. Owens, Mrs. B. A. Prid- LEWIS STONE
Miss McKinnon, Mrs. Brewer SSANNAH OESTEC E O geon, Mrs. T. Owens, Mrs. J. B. ICKET L OO
nd Messr. .'L. an Hwar SUSANNAH WESLEY;CIRCLE -"
and Messrs .:.L. and Howard e usannah Weley Circle of MMBERS F BAND. oekler, Mrs. E. -Ramsey, Mrs. LiA AOLDNR
The usannah Wesley Circle of AHOLDN
McKinnon sang effectively a Methodist church mt Mn- ENJY .WEINER ROAST H. Soule and Mrs. M. P. Tomlin-
special song. day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Immediately following .band re- son.
L. L. .McKinnon made an ap- J aftr -the honmen of Mr. hearsal Saturday night, about 15 *
~proprtat..ard J. L. Sharit on Monument avenue
propriate.and 'touching address to it i chairman. Mrs. C. members'rt .the band motored to Jesse James is coming!
with the circle chairman. Mors. memb ers- e '
the congregation at the conclu Beacon JIill where, they, enjoyed.a a
sion of the service. Adding to the dc "Overco g delightful iner roast on.. the Mr. and Mrs. G. L. VonWellen SPORT NEWS
interest of the' occasion, visitors he srip e l n w g beach.. Following the roast and, of Tallahassee were the week-end
IThe scripture lesson was given
present were Miss Christian Mc- by Mrs. Ry Gibson. playing of games, dancing was en- guests of Mr. and Mrs. Huel:-.....
Kinnon. Mrs. H. y. Brewerand Mrs. A. M. Jones and Mrs. R. I. joyed at Van's Recreation Hall. Crockett., TUESDAY, FEB. 21
.Mrs. T. C. Kennington of ,Panama *: R*
Hodges made' interesting talks on
City, aunts of Howard McKinnon, h Miss Anna Mae Sykes of Talla- Mr...and Mrs. Philip Lovett and ,, .
gossip and other evils in. the com-
and T. ,C. Kennington, an uncle, muty. Mrs. W. E. Boyd rea a hassee and Mrs. JOe Whhitfield of' Mrs. Emma Farr were the week-
ogether; wth ~other friends and munity. Mrs..W E.R Boyd read a
together with other friends and ver timely article from the World .Wewahitchka were.,in. this city end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
verytimely article fromr.he,,nn.on
relatives of' Mr. McKinnon and Outlo. on" Moral Confu- yesterday attending the meeting Rowell at their home on the Dead
*Mr. Jones. Both of these men on,"'losi with a beautiful tho gils':'4-H club Lakes.
lhave.a long line of Presbyterian o B g .l '.A -A..cr t hat
heritage and possess the qualifi- poem, "Bldng Again." named a lile
and possess the uali during the social hour the hos- n everr'ace
c atlons to be com e effect tive off i- -uin g the soc al our the hos. W a ,t* -
tins t b e e e tess served hot gingerbread with a r ff n d PUCIA L.
whipped cream and coffee.
WOMAN CLUB TO INSTALL FOUR-H GIRLS ENTERTAIN F DAY, SATURDAY AN MONDAY
NEW OFFICES IN APRIL WEWAHITCHKA CLUB : ... "
The regular meeting of the Port The, members of the Port St. FEBRUARY 17, 18 AND 20 '
St. Joe Woman's club was held Joe 4-H club girls entertained the
at the Methodist church Wednes- members of the Wewahitchka club STANDARD BRANDP NO. 2 IRISH
day afternoon with Mrs. G. ,A. with a delightful supper Saturday Tomatoes POTATOES 10 Lbs 2ic
Patton presiding. During the busi- night in the home economics room o TATO 10 ls
ness session -the resignations of at the school house. Following a 2 NO. 2 CANS
Mrs. B. W. Eells and Mrs. B. D. council meeting of the clubs, vari- '15C 2 NO. 2 CANS
Smith were presented and ac- ouus games were enjoyed, after ENGLISH PEAS ....15c .
cepted. Mrs. Basil E. Kenney was which supper was served.
appointed to accompany Mrs. W. About twenty members of the Toilet Tissue NO. .2t CAN'1 )
A. Smith, the newly-elected presi- visiting club enjoyed the hospi- 6 Rolls. 25c Monarch PEARS.. .20c _
dent, to the convention in Orlando tality of the local girls.
March 2,1-24. A committee headed No 2 Cans DOZEN
by Mrs. Kenney was appointed to It pays to advertise-try it! C O NG 12A
assist Mrs. Ross CoTurn and Miss C R N ORANGES ............1 /2 Heny Busse & Orchestra
Enid Mathison of the welfare L for 15 Co ,f
committee in N. Y. A. work. All *16-OZ. JAR MONARCH
-members were urged to report all I o GRIFFIN SPECIAL Pure Preserves ......22c 'Y LY
needy families. Mrs. W. C. Prid-GRFF P A Pure Preerve 22c WEDNESDAY ONLY
geon was named as chairman of PSOu ,, F re Coffee ARMOUR FEBRUARY 22
SOUP "Colossal" 6-LB. CAN ARMOURS
a committee to prepare the box of Ib. aus 9
food to be sent to the children's COFFEE 'cSupreme"anCSe and Oil...... c
home for Easter. PIE"Gigantic"
home for Easter. SANDWICHES "Stupendous' Yacht Club .. ; R4a1- D.AN.
It was announced that the club SANDWICHES "Stupendous" acht 10 SIZE
would entertain the Wewahitchka, P 'EACHES MAT H S 2 fr 1
TPanama City and Apalachicola HUH! W.HAT? ,HUH! No.; 2/2'4 Can MATC HES 2 for 15C
clubs the -first Wednesday in Fit for a King! Just right for '
April, at which time officers will the Prince or Princess-and 1 5c Box STALEY'S STARCH
April, at which time officers will the Knave, Oh! He craves our
be installed. The meeting was foods all the time! Balloon 3 for O0c
then turned over to Mrs. Joe SPECIAL -- Fl o h S Hilarious Musical
Whitfield, who had the program YOU DON'T SAY! oap i C Mmonarch Sea Food C edy
ln charge. HOME-MADE CHILI .....10 40u 19c COCKTAIL SAUE, 14 oz. jar 23c
Topic for the afternoon was GRACIE FIELDS
"Home Is Where the Heart Is." The Midget's Chili-if you.
Mrs. Whitfield gave an interest- once try it, yu want it every -
time you crave Chili! It will
ing talk on "The AmericanHome" 'mak e you feel like a young .'
after which the g;ee club ren- filly. You will talk about 1h Quality 24 12 "SI IN G
dered two numbers, accompanied it 'till the cows come home Guaranteed Ibs. C lb '
by Mrs. Erie Hickey. A short skit O .N G9
"Buying Clothing," was given by BUY HAMBURGERS ANDL OFFER A ,Enlarged Technio
three members of the school fac- HOT DOGS BY THE BAG! .ri-L l i ,K H d oloed .Portrait in Lea-
ulty, and was followed with a I-Hand Cpolored Pprtrait in Lea-
ulty, and was followed with, accom- COME ONE COME ALL therette Frame for only $5 in trade and 3,9p. Reproduced from RIOTOUS COMEDY
sopanieg by Mrs W. harles Parker. Young and od, rich or poor. your favorite .photo, kodak or penny picture. Ask about itl
The meeting then adjourned. ENJOY EATING AT O m CCY U EXTRA !!
&THE MIDGET sNPEI THE
Earl Rollins of Gordon, Ala., is HA M iMA u IIRK ET SPECIAL EVENT
expected to arrive tomorrow to SANDWICH SHOpPE ON THE STAGE
spend several days here with his 3 Doors from Port Theater ROY WRIGHT, Mgr. PORT ST. -JOE, FLA. .,
-,. F. ... 1. 1 T J
Be Worked O
G. P. Wood Heads Delegation
Georgia Seeking Agreement
On Interstate Commerce
A Florida delegation, headed
'T, Pierce Wood of Port St.
met, in Atlanta last Friday
Georgia legislators in an effort
iron out points of contention
arrive at a basis of comproI
on reciprocal ta* agreements
fishing vessels, seafood dea
and other interstate. commerce
Wood urged that Georgia re
its present strict statutes aft
ing sanitation standards, 1
asked for a reduction of the
license fee' charged Florida
dealers and fishermen. He' pi
ised the Florida legislature w<
"clean its own house" and re]
the present $2000 per year tas
outef-state fishing vessels and
dude the $500 fee on dealers.
L. Dowling, Florida conserve
commissioner, slid these f
while on the statute book,
tually had. never been levied.
Georgia boats and dealers, the
post being set at $25 per ve
and $50 tor non-iresident diea]
-. The conference also explc
' the question of the egg and p
try industry. Georgia poultry]
complained they are penall
from three to five cents per dc
on their eggs sold in Florida. T
asked that Georgia eggs be rn
as equal to Florida eggs, rat
than "shipped." Wood said he
lived this could be accomplish
by a minor legislative ami
Florida legislators attending
conference, in addition to Wo
were Col. D. Don McLeod, I
lachicola; Robert Sikes, Cr
view; I. L. Sudduth, Panr
City; B. W. Becton, Sopchop
K. Griiner,'Cross "City; -1; P:
tin, Plant City; George Scofi
Inverness; W. J. Ray, Bradent
W. Z. Platt, Everglades; J.
Gillespie, New Smyrna; Baml
Harrell, Jasper, and H. N. Wal
The camel can travel three
six days without drinking ima
because it has chambers for
ter storage In the walls 6f
TO PORT ST JOE
Popular Family Will Be Seen at
The Port Theater Sunday
The question as to whether or
not Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's very
popular Judge Hardy family could
maintain the pace it set for it-
self when the tender passion
came to adolescent Andy is an-
swered with a definite affirmative
in the latest of the series, "Out
West With the Hardys," playing
on Sunday and Monday at the :
ssel The film presents the s
ers. adroit blending op comedy, pa
ored and the down-to-earth -qualltie
oul- everyday folks which has
men deared predecessors to million
)zen Mickey Rooney fails to,-shine
hey brightly, however, the' The
ated honors veering toward 'LI
other Stone and Moppet Virginia W
hed The story takes tne Handy!
end- the great open spaces on a
to the ranch of an old friend
the. the judge's, with plenty of
ood, plications resulting.
Apa- In the cast are Lewis St
rest- Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Par
ama Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford,
Py; ginia Weidler and Gordon Jo
lar- "Burn 'em Up O'Conner" is
eld, picture for Tuesday at the I
ton; with Dennis O'Keefe, Nat Pen
U- ton and Ceoilia Parker. It is r
berg tery at 150 miles an hour wit
ker, car that claimed a life in e'
race. Was it a jinx, an accid
to A special Washington Birth
inly program will see Gracle Field
wa- "Smiling Along," a hilarious n
its cal comedy, in addition to a
out comedy. And as an added
State Enrollment Averages 5.135
With Monthly Payroll
That Gulf county is receiving a
substantial cash income from the
Civilian Conservation Corps is re-
vealed in figures released yester-
day from state headquarters of
the state welfare board, in Jack-
During the period from July 1,
1937, when the board was inducted
into office, through December of
1938, Gulf county CCC enrollees
received an aggregate sum of $10,-
800. The average enrolled strength
was 20 and the average monthly
Enrollees receive cash compen-
sation of $30 per month and, have
been required to remit $25 per
month to dependents at home.
For the same 18-month period,
state enrollment in the CCC aver-
aged 5,135 young men who jointly
received $2,772,900, or an average
of $154.000 per month.
Figures show that it costs the
federal government from $800 to
$1000' per year to maintain each
CCC enrollee. Enrollments occur
quarterly, in January, April, July
The Star is $2 per year-sub-
traction a beautiful bedroom suit
will be given away on the stag
Sto of the theater.
Sof Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing and
one, Picnic Dinner at
rker,V MIDWAY PARK
nes. On Gulf County's World-
the Famous DEAD LAKES'
Port, Our BOATS are !New, Dry
idle- and Kept Clean. .. Our
mys- CABINS are New, with New
th a Beds and Furnmshiegs.
very This FRIENDLY CAMP Is
lent, Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
iday Visit sa Appreciated
usit- J. P. BRANTQN, Owner
rot- Postofflee Address
iot- WEWAHITCHKA, FLA.
McCALL PLEA REJECTED
Franklin Pierce McCall lost a
t-minute attempt before the su-
eme court at Tallahassee Tuesr
Ly to delay his execution in the
ctric chair next Monday.
)enial of a stay order by Chief
itice Glenn Terrell left scant
pe of a successful court fight to
ep McCall from' electrocution.
MicCall's attorneys have started
.ns to seek further aid either
in federal district court or in the
-United States supreme court.
Vasser Wooley ,president of the
Seydell Wooley Chemical Co. of
Atlanta, Ga., and Count Rafard
Gaffney, lieutenant-colonel on the
governor's staff of Georgia, were
in this city Wednesday on busi-
ness, and also spent two days of
fishing on Lake Wimico as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John White.
LOW COST LEADER
OF A GREAT LNE OF FORDS!
At lower prices than last year's Ford V.8, the 1939
Ford V-8 is bigger than before, better-looking, better
riding, and still quieter. In 3 body types, a choice of
60 horse-power or 85. s9l YOUR FORD DIALIR SDAYI
STABl ZED CHASSIS -No fro;t
end bobbing or dipping. Level
Scars of the low-price field.
star ts, level stops, level ride.
"V-TYPE 8-CYLINDER ENGINE- ar, eve ops, e .
SEight cylinders give smoothness. SCIENTIFIC SOUNDPBOPF.i --
Small cylinders give economy. \ Noises hushed for quiet ride.
HYDRAULIC BRAKES-Easy. LOW PRICES-Advertisedprices
acting--quick, straight stops. include many items of desirable
New flexible roll-edge seat cush- i
ions, soft transverse springs, four
'hydraulic shock absorbers.
Sta & t Federal taes extra
IS THE DELIVERED PRICE
Thisia for the60h.p Tudor
Sedan illustrated and in-
cludes all the following:
Bumpers and four bumper
guards Spare wheel, tire
and tube Cigar lighter *
Twin air-electric horns Dual
windshield wipers Sun visor
Foot control for headlight
beams with indicator on in-
r Corn and tobacco must be painstakingly
planted if a profitable harvest is to be realized.
Forest farming can be a self perpetuating crop
provided seed trees are left standing when a tract
is cut for saw logs or pulpwood.
The Conservation Department of the State and
the United States Department fa Agriculture sug-
gest the following standards for seed tree selec-
tion. Large pines are desirable having a breast high
diameter of no less than 8". Care should be taken
to select only healthy trees with bushy, growing
crowns. The number of seeders per acre may
best be determined by the health and age of the
trees-three or four pines per acre being the mini-
mum. To insure future forests and prevent
barren fields leave sufficient seed trees of
As a public utility we aim at furnishing a type
of electric service which cannot be duplicated-:
as a local citizen, we aim at assisting in sound
community development which will benefit all.
As grows the pine tree tall and straight, so
shapes the future of our State.
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Port St. Joe
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1939
PAEFU H TR OTS.JE UFCONY LRD RDY ERAY1,13
W. S. SMITH, Editor and.Publisher
Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The Star Buildin'g
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year ...... $200 Six Months $125
Three Months ......65c
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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.
Last Sunday the nation observed Lincoln's
birthday. It would be a fine thing for the
country if American citizens gave a little
time to pondering the ideals and principles for
which the martyred president stood.
Lincoln was the embodiment of true de-
mocracy. No man was ever more passion-
ately devoted to liberty, to freedom, to de-
stroying; human bondage of whatever kind.
His was 'a loyalty to country that went.:' b
yond" party,' beyond partisan plitics'-and
that would willingly ae'n sacrifice in
order that the nation might endure, progress
and. prosper. No task was too great, n' duty
too exacting, if it would help to preserve and
maintain those enduring principles laid down
by the founders of the' country ini the United
The issues that surrounded Liricoln have
passed, but the charactetistis 6.1 the man'
remain, and will not be forgotten Right now,
it .behooves some. of our national; statesmen;
to remember Lincoln and his work, forget
tfher personal aims and"dambitiohs and wbrk!
'for the good of the country 's a whole.,: '
LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS
+ ;,. : 2.,
On all road 'maps carrying a table of cities,
of Florida and their population :Prt St. Joe
is listed as having 860' jp' iltiibi, based on
the 1930 census-which is correct for that
:ydar. But Port St. Joe is now in the 3000-
population class, not' below the 1000 mark. i
Iinstarices hAve 6onieto our o attention where'
business men, some seeking a newlocation,
have looked up Port St. Joe on the map, hav-
ing heard of the large development here, and,
discovering that.it had but 860.residents, de-.
cided not to even look over the city, but to
visit some other location in search of a place
This matter should be brought forcefully'
to the attention of map-makers, particularly
the various oil companies from Whom prac-
tically every tourist secures a map of Florida
when entering the state. It undoubtedly is
doing us considerable harm in Ikeeping away
prospective new business concerns.
Did you know there are in Florida 110
municipalities having sewerage systems and
that of these 25 have no treatment' of even
a nominal nature; 56 have septic'tanks that
may be considered almost negligible in stream
protection; 16 have what may be termed as
effective modern treatment? Of these six-
teen in the state, Port St. Joe is one.
Don't it make you sick to see some sheik'
pull his hat down over his left eye, swank
up to a flapper anid say: "Where you been all
my life, Babe ?"-Florida Times-Union. But
it makes 'is positively ill 'When the flapp'er
replies: "Just hiding waiting for you to come
along, Big Boy."
Scientists have found a way to double the
stretch of rubber, which sounds impressive
till you observe' what we've done to the
word "amateur."-Asheville Citizen. .
Time lost can never be regained.
lose time. Keep busy-advertise!
MY SON! MY SON!
i The nation mourns with Florida's beloved
Congressman and Mrs. Millard F. Caldwell
the :death of their fair man-child, their first-
born, at the hands of a hit-and-run assassin
on.the streets of Washington.
'Washington's Monument and the White
House silhouetted drab and gray against the
Shali-light of the chill February dawn as John,
'B'arleycorn mounted the driver's seat and
swungg his streamlined gasoline chariot of
death' reeling in the direction of Washing-
ton's beautiful Connecticut avenue. It' was
gloomy, that Friday morning, with statues
and mansions peering like spectral ghosts
through the cracking fog.
Here where George Washington surveyed,
there where Lincoln strolled, now past Lo-
gan's and Scott's statues, whizzing wildly
-around Dupont Circle and across Taft bridge,
hurtled this Frankenstein of gas and disas-
ter, urged, madly forward, on and oh, faster
and faster, by the gin-crazed irresponsible .at
the throttle. Perhaps the driver was but a
tender youth, himself, the object of his own
mother's concern' and anguished prayers, but
sick and mentally seduced'by' the fiery .booze
which congress had voted that hie ard all the
other youths of our land might drink to their
'Representative Caldwell's colleagues gave
him '.the condc;fatory hahd, yet' thee sfime
colleagues, "'or their ptre~ecessors,' 'in. voting
for the returAn of whiskey without providing
adequate .protection against its sale to mi-
nors', placed'a bottle of hard liquor invitingly
at the elbow of every lad, and made bar-
tenders of our respectable waitresses. "Drink
and be merry, it .is every manf's heritage of
liberty to do as he pleases," they said.
SThe hands of every congressman who en-
gineered repeal are as red with the blood of
the precious Millard F. Caldwell, III, as if
they 'ada'"teered that lunging machine of
swo ,pi'ng death to smash the lad's lovely
't 'or when a government places in a man's
hands 'a thing which dethrones his reason,
th:t' government is responsible morally and
before God for whatever crime Is committed
under its spell!- Jim Pope in "Washington
Day by Day.":
FLORIDA'S 'HALL OF FAME'
A few days ago it was announced by the
management of Florida Naktional Exhibits
that niches in the "Hall of i Fme" to be es-'
tablished in the great exhibit hall of the Flor-
ida building at the New York World's Fair
'Would be filled by busts' of men who had con-'
'tributed to the fame of 'the state, and the:
name' of Dr. John Gorrie, discoverer 'of the'
principles of modern refrigeration, Stephen
'Collins- Foster, author of "Way Down Upon
the Suwannee River," Andrew Jackson and
Osceola already had been selected.
"Since that item appeared in print there
have been numerous letters from all parts of
the state suggesting that the list was not
complete and urging other names, including
Gen. Kirby Smith, Henry B. Plant, Henry M.
Flagler and Alfred I. Dupont, to mention but
a few of them. Manager Earl Brown admits
the original list was not complete, but says
that,Florida is so rich in the matter of names
,of those who have contributed to the fame of
the state that care must be exercised in the
selection of those who will be honored by a
place in the "Hall of Fame."
Isn't it odd how these congressmen pick
this time of year, when it is cold and blustery
up north, to come to Florida' at the govern-
ment's expense to investigate the cross-state
canal and the proposed naval air bases?
Why is there such an affinity between a
ne'gr and a chicken? Because one descended
from Ham and the other from eggs.-Val-
There never was or never will be any form
of advertising as good as newspaper adver-
tising. .. .
'Ne.wst M Some Business Firms Must Fill Out as Many
NewSte As141,000 Government Report Annually
Motor Vehicles and
! -.. .*< "," k'; i "" ii|I' t ". *t.: "
Business Paid 70%
(Continued from Page 1)
"ity and county revenues--1934,
$i0,060,00 ,'1938, '$40;000;'1; de-
cre e ,' 10 ,0 00 ,0 0 0 ? *" .* .
federalal revenues 1934, $18,-
000,000; 1938, $42,000,000'; : in-
crease, $24,000,000. '
:' '''rida,'s'!tal 1934, $t03,0)00,-
000; ''"'938, $140,000,000; increase,
$ 7'000,b'O '0O. '. '' ..
S Local Revenues Affected
The estimates of city and comnb-
ty revenues show a decrease of
$1000,000 ,0 In the tax comem. Lo-
cai ad -valorem collections were
greatly reduced by'the homestead
admnendment 'and by numerena
tax adjustment laws, culminatint
in thbe1937 Murphy Act. Highb.tar
lavies for. bond debt have been re-
diced" somewhatt, nbut this svtaf
cannot be used for operating e x
On the other hand, county gov-
ernments itavee'!recelved greatlyy
increased aid from the state, so
that' their 19388 incoine (Including
state funds received) Is probably
as much as in 1934. The .state
government pays to the botfieds
certain sums for schools ain'high-
ways. Racing and other revenues
make up the balance of county
aid. This total contribution to
county governments' limped"' from
$12,500,000 'in' 1934 to' $23',000,000
Cities and towns did not fare so
well.' They lost' heavily'" from
homestead exemptlods 'and' re-
ceive no state aid, consequently
they have been forced 'to rely on
heavier business licenses, higher
ad valorem' assessments and:a se-
ries of "nuisance" taxes,' such as
parking meters, theater admission
taxes, etce, 'to supplement reve-
nues. As a result, .hniclpal facili-
ties have been neglect and have
depreciated greatly. Lacking the
money to rebuild wornout streets,
sewers and' water AIhes,' and' build
new 'ones, many cities would have
been in desperate conditions had
not PWA and WPA furnished
funds and labor With which their
temporary requirements have been
met. This problem Is yet to. be
Taxes collected in Florida by
the federal government have al-
most equalled the amounts grant-
ed to the state for work relief;
therefore the Elorida taxpayer is
still carrying the burden. whether
he knows it or not. That ths fed-
deal aid cannot be classed as
,.eharty i9 vident. PWA loans
,must be repaid like other 'bond is-
.sues-in fact the. government has
a tighter .Bold than any bond-
..(Net week The Star will print
the second article -of. this series,
deateg' with the: manner in which
-state funds are spent, showing
where taxes go and why.) @-1939.
Advertising pays-try it!
J C. :OE
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Office. Hotrs:, 9 to 2; 1 to, 5
,Sunday. By Appointment
Coetin Bldm Port tt.n Joe
Made In Our OWM l&iboratery
Alt Work UnconditiotHWtyo
Offie Hours: 9.a.m. to 6 p.m.
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THtE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 17, 1939
1 FEBRUARY 17, 193 9 T' P* S JOE, GULF C Y LR PAE F1IY
A' SEES T..-
I ABOUT HAPPENINGS
B ~IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH
Ninth Grade In
Charge of Chapel
Band Music, Playlet and Honor
Roll Outstanding Events
Chapel program last Friday was
rendered by the ninth grade. John
Lane opened the program by read-
ing the 43d Psalm and leading in
the Lord's Prayer. Juanita East
gave a brief history on. Valentine
A mystery playlet conducted by
Miss Betty Saunders was the
amusing incident of the morning.
First Allah Mae Darcey and Win-
8ton Jones were called to the
stage and each given a valentine,
and they in turn called, for some-
one else until all the chairs were
filled, then Miss Saunders an-
nounced that the assembly on the
rostrum was the happy "Nut Fam-
The program was then turned
over to the cheer leaders, who led
in several yells and a song for old
"St. Joe High."
The band played three beauti-
ful selections, "The Zeppelin," a
foxtrot; '"Cyrene," an overture,
and "The Pilot," a march.
Principal D. G. McPherson read
the "excellent" list, which we -are
very proud to present as follows:
Twelfth Grade-Allah Mae Dar-
cey, Winnifred Harris, Virginia
Stoutamire, Betty Lewis,' Preston
Eleventh Grade--Opal Greene,
Ed Hufft, Paul Johnson.
'Tenth Grade Lunnette Ham-
mock, Murnice Taunton.
Ninth Grade Alma Collings-
worth, John Lane,- Eugenia, Le-
Hardy, Susan Saunders, Marigene
Smith, Talmon Smith, Arthur So-
Eighth Grade-- Henry Beard,
Thomas Smith, Madeline Soder-
burg, Imogene Monarco.
Seventh Grade arolyn Bag-
gott, Juliette Darcey, Betty Jo
Lane, Albert Gagneiux, Virginia
Lead In League
Papermakers But One Game Be-
hind; Merchants In Cellar
Basketball continues to stir the
hearts of sports lover in the city
with four games played this, week,
two on Monday ana two Wednes-
day evening. The early games of
the we'k were gripping contests,
.with brilliant playing by all teams.
Tappers Oldtowners. continue to
lead the way, having won all their
games to date. All teams have
improved greatly in their playing
and the new suits lend gaiety to
the scene with their diversity of
After the games next Monday
night ,have been played, the sea-
son will have reached the half-
way mark, and down the' stretch
to the finish on March 13 there
1 be many a hot contest.
adsworth of the Oldtowners
ntinues to lead the league in
boring, having added 12 field,
als to his total in the games
is week, seven Monday and five
wednesday. Several other players
e rapidly coming up and will
ve him a lively run.
An outstanding feature of all
e games played by the high
school boys -is the playing of little
ohn Lane. He is the smallest
ST. JOE SHARKS REN
John Lane-Little Tornado.
Ed Hufft was born November
20, 1922.. His ambition is to be-
come a great athlete in some
noted college. (ping-pong). : His
favorite color is red (bully). His
antipathy is everything but Mur-
n.ice (Ah!). His hardest subject is
Spanish (Frenchie). He is not so
bad at football, worse at basket-
ball, but an expert at ping-pong.
Dave's ambition is to become an
engineer on a. large boat (there's
something about a sailor--or does
she know it). His favorite color
is blonde. His antipathy is .Span-
ish. And he has said so much
about that language that he could
not look a Spaniard in the face.
He is good at football, doesn't
play basketball and hates ping-
Read the ads-it pays!
Pridgeon, Coleman Schneider.
Sixth Grade- Betty Streetman,
Fifth Grade-Valjean Simmons,
Martha Brinson, Dorothy Hall.
Fourth,, Grade -Jerry Sowers,
Tommy Hull, John Sealey, Wade
Third Grade Archie Nations,
'Howell Roberts, Sara Brinson,
Peggy Hardy, Dorothy Minus,
Margaret Mincye, David Malone,
Mary Norbrooks, Howard Walker.
Second Grade- Dolores Mira,
Betty June Wright, Tommy Alsip,
Eugene Chism, Henry Collier, Do-
"First Grade-Billy Parker and
man on any teap, but he covers
more ground than almost any
.other player and is,right after the
ball all,the time and figures in al-
most every play. Time after .time
he breaks up almost sure scoring
by his fast dashing in and re-
covery of the ball.
Scores of Monday were: Paper-
marers 21, Merchants 15; Old-
towners 29, High 'School 14.
Wednesday's scores: Oldtown-
ers 37, Merchants 10; Papermak-
'ers 21, High School 17.
Team- W L
Oldtowners ....;...... 5 0
Papermakers ......... 4 1
High School .......... 1 4
Merchants ........... 0 5
Ben Alsobrook, student at Geor-
gia Tech, was the week-end guest
of his father, T. N. Alsobrook.
George Gore left Wednesday for
a several days' business trip to
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Conklin
,spent Sunday in St. Andrews, the
guests of Mrs. M. J. Thomipson.
Sheriff B. E. Parker an'd fam-
ily of Wewahitchka were 'guests
Sunday of Mrs. Sally Montgomery.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Atkinson and
family of Eureka, Calif., moved to
the city last week.
DISTRICT LEGION HEAD BUNKHOUSE BURNS
TO, VISIT HERE TODAY Aframe uhsebelongingto
T q Tr commapage- t the Menhlden coTporation* near
the Thir District, "American Le- St. Joe perc mpany. mill,
-E S F i. gion, Department or Florida, will was destroyed by, fire Wednesday.
.'.:i TE ST.A F b.e if' Port St. Joe today and wll Cause of the blaze was laid to the
Editor-in-Chief ........Dick Stepp be ;ovra
Editant -Chief ..... DBbbyckCu S p be guestf:o the lqcal. post:at non overheating .p a. sheetirqn stove.
s Editor.. .. c r when a Dutch lunch will be held.
Sports Editor ........AI Schneider All members of the post are re- Mrs. J. J. Perritt of Panama
Society Editors...........Opalembers of the post are re-
Socety Editors............quested to be present. City was the guest yesterday of
Greene and Dorothy Crockett ; ____... her son, J. E. Perritt.
Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson M. T. V. Wstbr sn, J P tt
.Mrs. T. V. Westbrook and
daughter. Norma Jean, Mrs. W. Mrs. T.*M. Schneider returned
AMED Shar s Lose M. Howell, Mrs. G. T. Boswelland Saturday from Jacksonville where
AM ED hark Lose to Mrs. P. D. Farmer and little she had. spent a week.
Ap i. daughter, Ruby Lee, left yester- Ma J L at
Willie. Apalachicola day for Mobile, Ala., to attend the Mayor J. L. Sharit and E. Clay
Mardi Gras. Lewis spent Monday and Tuesday
Hard-Fought Contest Ends In 26
To 21 Score
The Apalachicola Terriers: de-
feated the St. Joe Sharks 26 to 21
last Friday after a hard-fought
basketball contest that threatened
to go into extra quarters. Before
a large crowd the Sharks held
Apalachicola down, but a fast
splurge by the Terriers caught St.
Joe unawares and cost them the
St. Joe held a slight lead at the
half, but two field goals by Rus-
sell of Apalachicola put the Ter-
riers out in' front. They were
never headed after that, although
the score was tied near the middle
of the last period.
-Russel was high-point man. for
Apalachicola, while Dick Stepp
topped the St. Joe sharpshooters.
Altogether it was a fast and
gruelling game, with many fouls
being committed on both isdes. St.
Joe would have been way out in
front had they sunk half their
Starting lineup for St. Joe-
Left forward, Dick Stepp; right
forward, Arthur Forehand; cen-
ter, William Trawick; left guard,
John Lane; right guard, Al Sch-
..---- ---- .
A PEEP AROUND THE CORNER
By B. L. K.
Ah! He ha4 got it at last-
A dime for.a bet he had made in
Ah, for those measly little debts.
If only he could have made higher
Then he could have set up the
And boy! that would have made
Allah Mae proud.
But now they are going t? buy
two double cones--
One for Allah Mae and the other
for Winston Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Watson left
last week for a ten-day trip to
It pays to advertise-try it!
FURNISHED APARTMENT for
rent. See T. V. Westbrook, Port
St., Joe. 2-10tf
UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
ins; ceil:d overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 12121tf
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hodges will
leave today for Marianna to spend
the week-end with their son, Hu-
bert Hodges and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Morman of
Mobile will arrive today to be the
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
B. W. Eells and family.
in Jacksonville on business.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17-- 1939 : -'^'iI- -- ITHE-S-Mft- PdqRT ST. 'qe'-.'%tGULF7CO`U-NTY, FFidORl A
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WORK STARTED ON
A building permit was issued
yesterday for construction of a 57
by 36-foot building for the St.
James Episcopal Mission on Sixth
street between Monument avenue
and Long avenue. Total cost of
the frame building will be $2060,
,with Walter Brothers named as
contractors for the job.
The church edifice when com-
pleted will have a seating capa-
city of 125.
It is expected that work willbe-
gin on the structure today.
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of operations at the St. Joe Lum-
ber & Export company mill, and
other things that have happened
to our city in the brief space of
time since conclusion of the Cen-
tennial Celebration. This, h e
points out, shows rapid progress
and is but a forerunner of things
to come. Since leaving here Mr.
Clements has handled the Orange
Festival at Winter Haven, and is
now engaged with the DeSoto Ex-
position at Tampa. From there
he will go to New York to enter
into his duties in connection with
the World's Fair beginning there
An amusing paragraph was pub-
lished last week in Ellis Hollum's
column in the Miami Herald, read-
ing something like this: "The re-
port has reached us that George
Clements, much beloved press
agent for Earl Brown's great
shows, including the New York
World's Fair, did such a good job
at staging Port St. Joe's celebra-
tion of the Centennial that he al-
ready has been engage~ d by that
community to stage the bi-centen-
nial which will be held. in that
city in 2038. George is only 80 and
still going strong."
This shows the success of the
Centennial when such an. item ap
pears three months after conclu-
sion of the affair, and should be
very gratifying to those local men
who gave so much of their time
to make the celebration the out-
standing event of the state.
C. of C. Directors
(Continued from Page 1)
combining in one center the vari-
ous sports and recreations that
go to make up the recreational
life of any city.
The building itself would be
used for plays, dances, concerts,
suppers and whatever form of
sports or games that are adapt-
able to indoor promotion. Use of
the floor for basketball games
during the past two weeks has in-
dicated how interest would be
created by throwing the building
open to such uses.
It was decided by the board of
directors to contact the city com-
missioners at their next meeting,
and President W. W. Barrier and
Secretary T. W. Wilson were ap-
pointed to lay this proposal be-
fore them and endeavor to work
out a plan similar to that put
forth above. Anyone having sug-
gestions to make along these lines
are asked to present them to the
chamber of commerce in order
that a comprehensive plan may
At Tuesday night's meeting C.
H. Brammer was accpeted as a
new member of the body. Louis
Emrich was accepted at the pre-
ceding weekly meeting. The cham-
ber is showing a steady and
healthy growth, and it is the duty
of every citizen who is anxious to
see affairs of the city developed
along ,proper lines to become a
member of the chamber .of com-
Mrs. Charles Doyle, Miss Eva
Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Anderson
and Miss Alice Maria Center of
Apalachicola were the guests Sun-
,day of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ed-
(Continued from Page 1)
Used as a residencce, temporarily
(g) No structure shall be
moved onto any lot unless it
meets with .the approval of the
committee hereinafter referred to.
(h) No building shall be erect-
ed on any lot until the design and
location have been approved by a
committee appointed by the sub-
divider or elected by a majority
of the owners of lots. No building
costing less than $2500 shall be
allowed on Palm Boulevard, and
no building costing less than $3000
shall be allowed on Long avenue,
and no building costing less than
$4000 shall be allowed on Monu-
(i) A perpetual easement is
reserved over the rear five feet
of each lot for utility installation
s(j) These covenants and re-
strictions are to run with the land
and shall be binding on all the
parties and all persons claiming
under them until January 1, 1970.
While this refers only to the
Bay Ridge Subdivision, it was
stated last week by A. H. King of
Washington, D. C., production
manager for the FHA, after he
had looked over the entire city,
that he could see no good reason
why FHA loans, could not be se-
cured in practically every portion
of the city, based. of course, upon
present homes in the various sec-
tions. He stated that when a sur-
vey of the city was made and the
setup finally decided upon in
Washington he would return.
However, if lot owners in the
Bay'Ridge section do not care, to
comply with the suggested re-
strictions as set forth, Title I
loans will still be granted here,
according to a letter received
Tuesday from Russell V. Tinney,
chief underwriter of the Jackson-
ville FHA office, by the St. Joe
Lumber company, which has been
endeavoring to secure such loans
for some time. Mr. Tinney said:
Until it is determined
whether or not the lot ownership
in Bay Ridge will agree to deed
restrictions that will meet the ob-
jectives of the FHA to enable us
to have a maximum loan of $3500
we do not care to approve Title
I loans on Monument avenue.
"However, if it is determined
that the lot owners do not care to
join in adequate deed restrictions
that will meet the objectives of
the FHA, we will then be willing
Wo approve Title I loans on Monu-
ment avenue, and of course when
Title I loans are approved that
will exclude any possibility of
Title II loans being made on Mon-
With this matter of 'securing
loans advanced to the present
stage and the assurances given by
those FHA officials who have
conferred with property oywnrs
here, it shouldn't be long before
a greatly-needed building boom in
the way of homes gets underway
in Port St. Joe. to relieve the
housing shortage that is the main
cause of the slack period being
experienced at the present time.
"Lefty" Wadsworth attended
the funeral of Harvey Brooks in
Panama City Monday.
Dr. W. Bruce and Chas. Marks
of Apalachicola were business vis-
itors in this city Tuesday.
IF ANYBODY HAS-
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Sold a Farnm
Been Your Guest
Started in Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met *With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
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STEEL FOR BANK ARRIVES Gus Cireech, Kejiineth Creech, B. W. Eells, J. L. Sharit and
Structural steel for the new Miss Julia O"Quinn and Mrs. R; Mrs: Robert Bellows attended the
bank building being erected on E. Rollins spent Sunday in Do- funeral of Harvey Brooks in Pan-;
the corner Of :Long avenue and than, guests of relatives. ama City Monday afternoon.
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WE INVITE YOU TO CALL
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THESE ARE CASH PRICES
FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 17 AND 18
JU NE BRIDE
24 lb 65 12 lb 37
CORN FLAKES 2 Boxes 15c
Octagon Soap, 5 small bars....11c
P&G Soap, 3 large bars.........13c
Water Ground Meal :. 25c
TURNIPS-3 No. 2 cans.....:'..25c
Evaporated Milk 4 20 POTATOES
TOMATOES-3 No. 2 cans....25c
DRY SALT MEAT-Per lb...15c 10 ,PUND 20c
Cooking,0 il 0c Ga 48c 10 oNSWT 15
Tomato Soup-3 No. 1 cans..l3c Iss W
SALMON 2 CAN 25
SU A DESSERT PEACHES- 290
SILVER BAR-2 No. 2/2 Cans...
SB L K Indiana SWEET CORN- 25c
10 lbs. 48 c 3No.2 Cans ........ ..........
Phillips Pork and Beans-- Jl
No. 2/z Can .....................
Owens & Murdock
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1939