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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: April 7, 1939
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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 *fa-test grow.
ing little newspaper--dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the, City of Port St Joe.


THE


Port St. Joe--Site of the $7,500,00'-
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
est growing little city. In
S TR 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, APRIL 7, 9eS--/' NUMBER 2


Will Seek Aid In

Eradication of

Mosquitoes Here

Interested Citizens To Place Mat-
ter Before State Health
Department

In an effort to do something in
regard to mosquitoes in this sec-
tion, a party made up of C. R.
Bill, United States health officer
for this district. Dr. Selwyn
Chalker of the local health office.
C: A. Tovey and T. W. Wilson,
secretary of the chamber of com-
merce, on Thursday of last week
looked over the swamp areas cre-
ated by the dumping of spoilage
from. the new canal with. a view
to draining these areas in order
to do away with breeding places
for mosquitoes.
Many larvae were dipped up
-. and examined, but none of the
malaria-carrying Anopheles type
were found. However, it is known
That mosquitoes of this type ex-
ist here, and further investigation
will be carried on in an attempt
to locate their breeding places.
It was decided to place -the mat-
ter of draining these swampy
:areas before the state engineer of
the health department and at-
tempt to secure WPA assistance,
:and perhaps a county-wide'project
Sto control' this pest.


Lions Club Will

Provide Braille

Courses for Blind

Worthy Project Undertaken By
Local Organization'To Aid
Those Unable To 'See

The Port St. Joe Lions Club
has made arrangements to pro-
vide lessons in the reading of
Braille to any blind persons in
this section who have a desire to
learn this system for the blind..
The course is comprised of six
lessons, short, clear, complete and
easily learned, and will be pro-
vide absolutely without cost by
the local organization.
Those blind persons learning
to read in this manner will have
'thousands of books on all subjects
placed at their, disposal by vari-
ous library centers all over the
country, which are carried through
the mails free of charge. There
are also numerous periodicals of
various sorts, many of which will
be sent free.
It'.is pointed out. that the learn-
ing of Braille is no great task, be-
ing merely ,a matter of practice,
and after learning the system it
will provide entertainment and
learning to those blind persons.
who are now living In a world of
darkness.
Anyone interested in securing
these lessons is asked to get in
touch, with M. P. Tomlinson or D.
G. McPherson of this city.

PORT NEWS

SThe S.S. Jean of the Bull Line
arrived Saturday evening and de-
parted Sunday afternoon with a
dargo of paper from the St. Joe
Paper company, lumber from the
St. Joe Lumber and Export com-
pany and a small consignment of
naval stores. Destination, Port
Newark. Captain Sam Houston,
mastei.


Speaker


SG. Pierce Wood of Port St. Joe,
representative in the legislature
from Liberty county, who was
named speaker of the house for
the 1939 session.


LEWIS ASKS FOR

OPINIONS FROM

COUNTY VOTERS

Seeks Opinions and Ideas Con-
cerning Legislation To Be
SPresented

Representative E. Clay Lewis
of Gulf county, now in Tallahas-
see attending the session of the
state legislature, writes the fol-
lowing open letter to the citizens
of Gulf county:
To the People of Gulf County:
In November of 1938 you elected
me as your representative in the
legislature of Florida for 1939. It
has been impossible for me to
personally contact and discuss
with all of the citizens of the
-county the many and varied types
of legislation which will be pre-
sented at this session. I would
like very much to have the ideas
and suggestions 'of the people of
this county with reference to the
legislation which will be pre-
sented.
We have heard much discussion
concerning .axes, schools, old age
pensions mand varied other mat-
ters. I am frank to confess that
the solving of these problems is
beyond my limited knowledge
and I shall appreciate and con-
sider it a courtesy if you will
write to me, fully and, freely ex-
pressing your opinions and ideas
concerning legislation which will
be presented. The forms and types
of such legislation will be made
known to you .through the press
of the state.
I shall endeavor to give you the
best representation possible; I
shall at all times vote for or
-gaihst a measure with the idea
of serving the best interests of
(Continued on Page 6)
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Stores to Close

On Thursday


In Conformity With Closing
Of Neighboring Cities
Ih This Section


Days


Business houses of Port St. Joe
have all agreed to close their
places of business on Thursday
afternoon of each week in order
to give clerks and proprietors a
half-holiday during the summer
.season,' starting April 27.
iLast year the half-day holiday
was set for Wednesday and this
conflicted with the closing day of
neighboring towns, which had. se-
(Continued, on Page 6)


Wood Elected As

House Speaker

At First Session

Nominated By Christie of Duval
And Escorted to Rostrum By
Former Speakers

G. Pierce Wood of Port St. Joe,
representative from Liberty coun-
ty, took his seat Tuesday as
speaker of the Florida house of
representatives for the 1939 ses-
sion. Wood was chosen for the
position at a pre-session caucus
held at Moon Lake.
Representative Christie of Du-
val, speaker of the 1937 session,
made the formal nomination of
Wood, declaring "has ability, his
tact, his patience and his ca-
pacity to inspire confidence in
those with whom he comes in con-
tact augur that his incumbency
here will be a period of harmony,
serious effort ana accomplish-
ment."
Accepting his formal election as
speaker, Wood expressed appreci-
ation and said: "It is my highest
ambition to be one of the beat
servants the house of representa-
tives ever had. I know that the
confidence the people have re-
posed in you is not misplaced."
Wood was escorted to the ros-
trum amid .a wave of,,applause by
Representatives Lewip of Gulf,
Christie bt 'Duval, and tTomasallo
of Okeechobee, all former speak-
ers of the house.

New Furniture

Store Will Open

C. J. Sullivan of Florala, Ala., to
Stock Modern. Nationally
Known Lines

C. J. Sullivan of Florala, Ala.,
is opening a new furniture store
in Port St. Joe, to be located in
the store building adjoining Miles
5 & 10 Store formerly occupied
by Pete's Cash and Carry. Mr.
Sullivan has not set a definite
opening date, as all of his stock
has not arrived, nut he will be
open for business wCthin the next
day or two.
The new establishment will
feature nationally known lines,
such as Memphis furniture, Sen-
tinel radios, Red Mountain wood
ranges and Berntnall living room
furniture.

'Nuts to You!'

SSays LeHardy

"Nuts to you!" takes on a new
meaning now that IeHardy's drug
store has the Doanle Kay display
and nut toaster installed. 'Plan-
ning the refreshments for dinners
and bridge parties is no longer a
bother when such delicious" nuts
are made available to the host-
esses of Port St. Joe.
And no longer must ye Hunger-
ing Citizen be content to munch
on a packet of stale nuts when
the supply of freshly toasted nut
meats is so temptingly displayed
before his eyes, Is it.any Wonder
that his hand just naturally digs
down into his pocket for a dime
for a package of quick energy?
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By-product pulp from sweet po-
tato starch is good cattle feed,
and may become .important in'
southern agrictiltur6


Senator


J. L. Sharit of Port St. Joe sen-
ator from the 25th district, who
has been named chairman' of
the senate committee on trans-
portation and traffic.


BROWN LYNCHED

BY MASKED MEN

AT PANAMA CITY

Convicted Killer of Van Kleek Is
Taken From Bay County
Jail and Shot

Miles W. Brown, son of a re
tired minister, convicted last Fri-
day of the first degree' murder of
Roy Van Kleeck, Panama City
hardware store owner, was shot
to death early Saturday morning
by a small band of masked men
because he had failed to receive
the death sentence fram the jury
hearing the case. The jury's
recommendation of mercy made a
life sentence mandatory and saved
him from the electric chair.
John Goodwin, county jailer,
stated, that "four or five masked
men" entered the room where he
was sleeping, tied ana gagged him
and took the keys to Brown's
cell. He declared one of the men
told him: "The law didn't do jus-
tice, tbut we will. We. don't want
to hurt you."
Brown's body was found along-
side the Lynn Haven-St. Andxew's
road about five miles from Pan-
ama City by Percy Oliver, an em-
ploye of the Panama City News-
Herald. Brown had been shot once
through the chest and twice in
the head.
Governor Fred P. Cone tele-
graphed State Attorney John H.


Carter, who prosecuted
and Sheriff John Scott
(Continued. on Page
*,


Brown,
of Bay
4) *


Sharit Named On

Six Committees

Chosen By Senate President J.
Turner Butler as Chairman of
Transportation Committee

J. L. Sharit of Port St. Joe, sen-


ator from the 25th district to the
1939 session of the state legisla- Solomon's Dairy last Monday
ture, was named Tuesday by Pres- took over the Dixie Dairy which
dent J. Turner Butler of the sen- has been operated at White City
ate as. chairman of the committee for some months past, and will
"on transportation and. traffic. In continue serving customers of the
addition, Senator Sharit was ap- absorbed firm with Solomon's high
pointed as a member of commit- grade milk and dairy products.
tees on county organizations, for- *-----
estry, banking and building and E. Clay Lewis left Sunday for
,loans, prisons and' convicts, and Tallahassee to attend the. session
(Continued' on Page 6) .:of the legislature.


Sunrise Service

To Be Sunday At

Monument Park

All Churches of City Joining In
First Annual Easter
Program,

Congregations of all churches
in Port St. Joe are joining to-
gether at 6 o'clock Sunday morn-
ing in a great sunrise Easter
service in Constitution Park. This
is the first of what Is hoped will
become an annual event here.
SThe service will consist' of
songs, special numbers, numbers
'by the high school band, a short
Message from the ministers, and
the reading of God's Word. Many
of us have heard of these great
services that are held throughout
the country and are now ready to
witness one in .our own city.
Those who have no means of.
getting to the park are asked to
meet at the First Baptist church,
or the First Methodist church at
5;45 o'clock sharp and transpor-.
tation to the park will be piro
vided.
A large crowd is expected for
this service and those desiring to
secure a position close to the ros.
trum will have to be at the park
early.

.Rep. Lenwis PT,

Of Comnittee'On

"s: Appropriations

Local Attorney Appointed Chair.
man of Powerful Committee
By Speaker Wood
r
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., attorney of
Port St. Joe and Gulf county rep-
resentative in the 1939 session of
the Florida legislature, was ap-
pointed Tuesday by Speaker G.
P. Wood. as chairman of the pow-
erful 1939 house appropriations
committee. ,
In addition, Lewis was named
on the following committees:
Forestry, hotels and innkeepers,
judiciary "A," legislative expense,
and committee on rules and cal-
endar.
Representative Lewis introduced
a measure Wednesday morning to
limit attache appointments of
house members to one each, in
the interest of economy. stating:
"It is not even certain that the
members of this house will get
their pay. The time has' arrived'
when somebody .must make a
start toward saving money."
The motion" was opposed by'
Peter Tomasello; of Okeechobee
county, who argued for .more
jobs in harmony with the pro-
gram of employment of President
Roosevelt.
The house roll call vote to
table Lewis' resolution failed by
a margin of 45 to 50, with every
member voting.
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SOLOMON TAKES OVER
DIXIE DAIRY HEREE










PE W H A P


URGES DRIVER LICENSE


Society Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor


GLEE CLUB-TO PRESENT
PROGRAM TUESDAY NIGHT
The high school glee club, un-
der the direction of Mrs. Erie
Hickey; will present their recital
at the high school auditorium
ndxt Tuesday night, April 11, and
a cordial invitation to attend is
extended the public.
The -glee club has made prep
arations for entering the contest
at the music festival in DeFuniak
Springs and will present the num-
bers prepared for me festival. to
gether with several numbers for
approval before going to DeFuniak
to compete with other glee clubs
The program is as follows:
"Viking Song" ........... Chorus
Mixed Voices
"Benedictus" ............. Chorus
Mixed Voices
Vocal Solo .............. Selected
Miss Adelaide Hardy
Reading ............... Selected
Miss Betty Jo Lape
Shubert's. Serenade ...... Chorus
Girls of Glee Club
"Spring, Greeting" ....... Chorus
Mixed Voices
"Shortnin' Bread" ....... Chorus
Bqys, of Glee Club
"Jeanie with Light Brown Hair"
........ ............ Chorus
Girls' of Glee Club
Pianologue .....,........ Selected
Miss Betty Jo Lape
"My Wild, Irish Rose" ... Chorus
Mixed Voices
"The Night Will Neyer Stay"..
S. ... .... ......... Trip
'Mls, Adelaie. Hardy, Miss Vilura
Straus, Miss Virg-iia Stoutamire
Medley from the South ... Chprus
Mixed. Voices

MRS. ,FA MER HOST-SSS TO.
Tq "pAY1 BfJDGE CLU.B
The Tuesday- Bridge club was
entertained this week at "Oak
Grove" by Mrs. P. D. Farmer. Pe-
tunias, nasturtiums and other
spring flowers added to the at-
tractiveness of the living room
where two tables were in progres-
sion. After tallying scores. prizes
were presented to Mrs. W. S.
Smith, high and traveling, and
Mrs. W. M. Howell, cut.
The hostess served sandwiches
and., soft drinks "to M1esdames J.
SShannon, W. ,S. Smith, Grimsley,
C. Tran'mell. W. M: Howell. T. V.
Westbrook and M. Larkin.

JACKIE FILLING M.
OBSERVES BIRTHDAY
Jackie Fillingim, daughter, of
Mr, and Mrs. John Fillingim, en-
tertained 23 little friends on her
tenth birthday. Wednesday after-
noon at. the home of her parents
on Sixth street. Games were, en-
joyed, after which punch, cake
and Easter candles were served.

Mrs. J. mW. Smith of Sumnatra
spent the week-end ,in this city as
the guest of her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr.' and Mrs. W. S.
Smith ,.
*,, 'f *
Carlos Boyles returned to this
city yesterday from Gainesville,
where.he was called by the illness
of his wife.
.. ft l.
Lewy Wehrl of Mobile, Ala.,
was in the city Wednesday on
business.
a. f *t.
Jim Stone of. Orlando was a
business visitor in the city Wed-
nesday. Albert Hickey returned to
Orlando with him to spend.some
time with his father,. A. H.,Hickey.
f a. .,


Joe Langford was a business
visitor Wednesday in Panama.
*. A*,
Mrs. J.; E.-Rollins and. Miss
Avaryee Collier spent last Satur.


At the Churches
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S METHODIST CHURCH
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
S10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m..-Evening worship.
t
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisempore, Minister
S10:0 a. m.--unday School.
11:0' a. m.-Morning Worship.
r 7:00 p. m.-B. .' P. U.
S8:00 p, m.-preaching service.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. ip.
Prayirnmeeiing Wednesday. 7:30 p.
ni. rTachbers meeting, Thtirsday,
S7:30 p. m.

i$ SIF&L QY F GOD
hey. b. T. Crbin, Pastor
EuU-timne. s.rices.
10:l1i a, 'p,--Supday School.
1Al;O0 a. I.-Preaching Service.
7:i30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeetjpg every Wednesday
s night.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister
10:00. a. m.--unday School.
:11:Q0 a. m.--Preaching service.
7:30 p. m,-Preaching service,

GERALDINE SOWERS
CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
SC6lebrating her tenth birthday,
Geraldine Sowers -entertained a,
number of her little friends. with
a party Monday afternoon at the
home of her parents on Long ave-
nue. Cut flowers were used: thru-
out the home for decorations. The,
centerpiece for the dining table,
which was covered with a lovely
lace cloth, was a pink birthday
cake bearing, ten lighted candles.
Games were played. with Tominy
.Hull receiving prize In the guess-
ing gae. Refreshments consisted,
of ice cream and cake.
Those enjoying, this delightful,
fair, with the little hostess were.
Betty June Wright, Peggy Miller,
Sara Jo Costin, Betty Sue Mc-
,Plaul, Joan McKeithen, Teresa:
Edwards, Peggy Crockett, Billy
,Quarles, Tommy Hull, Jack Hai,-.
modk Billy Howell, Hugh McPher-
son. Dudley Powell. Huel Crock-
ett, Junior Powen, Pat Hickey,
Mike Hickey and Coleman Schnei-
ider,,

BAPTIST MISSIONARY
SOCIETY. MEETS ATI ClHURCH
The, general, business meeting
of the Baptist, Missionary society
was held. at the church Monday
afternoon with 26 members and
one visitor present.
The year..song was the opening
number,, followed with the devo-
tional by the president, Mrs.
J.. Q, Baggett, taken from Mat-
thew 26th chapter. After roll., call,
the minutes were read and.adppt-
ed and reports were given, by of-
ficers,. the personal service report
being, very good Work of the
young,pepples' auxiliaries was en-
couraging,
Plans were announced for a so-
cial and kitchen shower for the
church kitchen in.. May, aater
which "Blest Bb the Tie!' was
sung as. the dismissal.
The meetings next Monday will
be in circles, as follows: Martha
circle with, Mrs. Charles McClel-
lan,, Lydia circle, with Mrs. J. W.
Sisemor,. .an4q the Mary. Circle
with Mrs. D. C. Miller.

Andy Mar in, Brooks Kenning-
ton, Cpllis Land and. the Misses
Ayaryee Collier, Lillian Thompson
and Louise Soloman spent Sunday
in Pensacola.
S' *I


Mr. and Mrs. R. R, Hodges of
Marianna were in tnls city. Wed-
.nesday visiting with, friends.,


day in..Dothan, Ala., with J. ;, .*t A. 1


MISSIONARY CIRCLES
IN JOINT MEETING
The circles of the Methodist
Missionary society held a joint
meeting Monday afternoon at the
church, with Mrs. W. E. Boyd pre-
siding.
The session opened with song,
"He Leadeth Me," followed with
prayer by Mrs. George Patton.
Mrs. Patton called for volunteers
to clean and keep the church in
order this week Guring the re-
vival meeting, also for a commit-
tee to decorate the church for the
Easter services.
This being the week before Eas-
ter, Mrs. Boyd gave an appropri-
ate talk on being "A Witness for
Him," using two poems from the
church school "Two Words," by
Grace Noll Aoevell. Mrs. Edwin
Ramsey sang "Beautiful Garden
of Prayer." after which a series of
sentence prayers were given, dis-
missing the meeting.

FIRST SERVICES HELD
IN EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
The first service was held last
Sunday night in the new Episco-
ual church recently completed on
Sixth street. Rev. Glion Benson
read, the 'service, after which
Judge John Carter of Marianna
Gave a short talk. The sermon
'was by Rev. V: C. Lowrey ofl
;Marianna.
SThis little church, beautiful in.
its simplicity. was filled to ca-
ipacity by representatives of every
'denomination of the city andt
many out-of-town visitors.
The next service will be.Easter
'morning at 7-:30 oclock.

:MRS. J. J. DARCEY
ENTERTAINS AT BRIDGE
(Mrs. J. J. Darcey entertained
at bridge last Friday afternoon at
her hQme. on.. Garrison avenue.
Three tables were in progression,
jii, tV, lvin.g room, wieh was at-
tractively decorated with spring.
flowers. At the conclusion of play
'appropriate prizes were presented.
Delicious refreshments were
served to Mesdames John Sowers,
Ted Frary, W. A. Wood, S. Tur-
ner, Allemore, Gautrier, C. W.
'Horton, W. Brooks, H; Crockett,
T. Gragg and BR J. Hull.

EIGHTH GRADE ENJOYS
PARTY-AT BEACON, HILL
The eighth grade, of.which. Miss
Julia O'Quinn is teacher, enjoyed
a delightful beach party yesterday
afternoon at Beacon Hll. Follow-
ing swimming and games, a de-
licious lunch was served.

"Shorty" Langford left Wednes-
hay for Palm Beach. He is in-the
employ of the Cleary Construction
company and has been working
on the canal bridge.

Mr. and Mrs. L. vonWeller of
:''"lahaRee, reture~pd, to their
home Tuesday after spending sev-
eral days in this city as guests of
Mr., and: Mrs. Huel Crockett.

Mrs. B B, Conklin and Mrs.
Huel Crockett spent Thursday, of
last week in! Panama City.

Mrs. Charles Brown and chil-
dren of Apalachicola, are guests
this week of Charles Brown, and
Mr. and Mrs;. Max- K.ilbo,urn,
, A '
Miss Amelia Schneider of Flor-
Ida State, College for, Women. at
Tallahassee arrived yesterday, af-
ternoon to spend the Easter..holi-
days with- her-parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. M., Schneider. 4
4.- t,.. a0fr
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit and
son, Joe, Jr., and Bobby Bellows
eft Monday for. Tallahassee., to


Rollins. XMr. Rollins returned :with ; Willis:, Rowan returned. last attend the sesiop of thblegisgla'
them to spend the .week.end with week from New York City where ture. Joe, J'.., and Bobby. will
his family in this city. .he spent two months. act as pages.


/"mCo.m in today


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Make certain that you will be your loveliest
on Easter Morning. -. You will not
only be playing safe when you join
the Easter Parade your coiffure will not
have that. TOO NEW appearance!
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PORT ST. JOE, FL.A.
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Tom F. Smith, MiamI Beach,
president of the Florida J.nipr,
Chamber of Commerce, declared
that the organization-s proposed
threerpoint highway safety. leg-
islation i one ofI its many ac-
tivities; for improving it _com-
munities and state. He appealed
to civic, patriotic and fraternal
ori'gaQiZqaUtjM;! to urge their
legislators to cregae,- a, state
drivers' license and highway pa-
trol andg remove roaming live-
stock 'fqor main thoroughfareE.

Engineers estimated recently
that. 31,000.000 acre reet of water,
worth about $36,000,000, flow un-
controlled, and, unused, each, year.
from, Texas watersheds into the.
Gulf of Mexico.


COLORED METHODISTS
TO GATHER IN CITY
A district conference of the Af-
rican Methodist Episcopal church
of the Apalachicola district will
be held at the New Bethel A.M.E.
church in Port St. Joe April 19
to 23.
The opening sermon wll be de-
livered by Rev. J. W. Walker,
presiding elder of the Panama
City district. In addition Bishop
H. Y. Tookes, presiding bishop of
the Florida district, will be pre,
ent, as will R. W. Whitehurs
presiding elder of the Pensac(
district.
Special arrangements will
made at each session for white
visitors.
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f1OH, MA!

Just loqk what 1. found in my
basket! Sppme. of those. good
Hot ppgs qipd. Hrambu.rgers
from
THE MIDGET
SANbWICH SHOP
The Easter Bunny sure knows
-what us Kids like!
S EASTER GREETINGS
TO ALL from the

SMIDIGET
SANDWICH SHOP
Port St. Joe Florida


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


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FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1939


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The national income of the
United Stated was estimated at
$69,800,000,000 in 1937, a gain of
10 per cent over 1936.


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Reduction of State Taxes Possible


Legion to Install


If Voters Cut Demands for Service Officers April 17


By Florida Research Bureau
In the previous articles there
has been outlined many of the
probable demands which will be
made on the 1939 legislature for
increased funds. Sources of pos-
sible new revenue have been out-
lined.
Every effort has been made to
present the actual conditions. The
facts presented do not imply that
The Star or the Florida Research
Bureau opposes or indorses any
of them. The decision rests with
the readers.
A casual reading of these ar-
ticles will reveal that the 1939
legislature faces many financial
problems. Legislators will have to
determine which, if any, of the
demands for large appropriations
will be granted and then deter-
mine how the additional money
will be raised. They will be guided
largely by the expressions of the
people who elected them.
It is impossible for the state to
broaden or even maintain the
present services without raising
more money now by taxes. If the
people want more money spent in
1939-40 for old age pensions,
roads, schools, etc., they must ex-
pect to foot the bill. Too many
candidates for office have been
elected by promising to vote
"against all taxes and for all ap-
propriations."
Tax Bill Can Be Cut
The state's expenditures can be
decreased. Whether or not the
people of Florida want to pay the
price of reduction is a moot ques-
tion as shown by the thousands
of letters, telegrams, petitions and
personal calls that pour in to
legislators at Tallahassee when
certain appropriations are being
considered. Thousands of citizens
will urge a legislator to oppose
any new taxes, but will criticize
hin if he fails to vote to provide
more money for purposes they
consider worthy.
There are several ways to cut
the tax bill. Firsp analyze the op-
erating methods of the state to
find where expenses can be cut
by adopting mod ern business
methods. Considerable savings al-
ready have been made in this
manner.
Second, make a thorough study
of the state's revenue sources to
determine the fairest methods of
raising tax money. The present
uses of this money can be an-
alyzed to show the taxpayer just
where his money is going and
why. On the basis of such re-
search the legislature could if
the taxpayers will co-operate-
work out a sound future financial
program for the state. A study
of this nature requires many
months of intensive work by
competent, impartial students of
government. The report could be
ready for presentation to the
members of the 1941 session.
Problems Facing Legislature
SThese steps could save the state
a great deal of money and also re-
sult in a more equitable distribu-
tion of the tax burden through
future years. Neither, however,
can solve the immediate problems
facing the 1939 legislature: "Shall
we appropriate more money for
pensions, schools, highways, aid
to unemployed and other worthy
purposes for the fiscal years of
1939 and 1940?"
This question can be answered
only by the people themselves.
Most added state tax burdens in
recent years have sprung from
the voters themselves in several
ways:
They voted for state constitu-
tional amendments such as the
payment of pensions; elected
legislators on platforms calling
for increased, aid. to these
worthy causes; elected U. S.
senators and congressmen who
surro:'ted fed'oral laws which


have added to the tax bill; sent
thousands of letters and tele-
grams and delegates to Talla-
hassee demanding more funds
for projects they favored; put
forth countless local projects
demanding state financial aid;
forced cutting of county ad va-
lorem. revenues and the result
increased, the state excise taxes
paid to the counties.
Every one of these steps con-
tributed directly to the increase
in the cost of government.
Another Side To Picture
There is another side to this
picture. The present national ad-
ministration has ventured into
fields never before entered by
the state or national govern-
ments. It would be difficult to
find many Florida taxpayers who
would say that the government
should allow the hungry to go un-
fed. the sick to remain ill, looted
natural resources -emain unre-
stored, and many of the other
troubles brought on by the eco-
nomic conditions to go unsolved.
Many fields into which state
and federal government have
gone in recent years have brought
benefits to the masses or to the
special groups. Old age pensions
have relieved thousands of aged
from worry; health programs have
done much to check disease; re-
forestation has helped greatly to
restore earning power.
The individual taxpayer and
voter will have to study these
questions and decide just how far
the state government should go
toward helping cure the ills of
mankind, or preventing diseases
and illiteracy in the future.
The taxpayer will have to be
honest with himself, and more
vigilant. If added pensions are de-
sired the bill must be paid; if
lower taxes are more desirable
than increased public services,
then he should support candidates
and platforms consistent with his
ideas.
Admittedly there is ample room
for discussion as to how far the
state should go in financing the
remedies to humanitarian and
conservation problems. Oftentimes
selfishness is not profitable and
the saving of a few thousand dol-
lars of tax money today may cost
the taxpayer and his heirs mil-
lions of dollars in future years.
Only through stucy of all these
projects, their cost, ultimate re-
sults expected, can determine the
most sensible a nd prosperous
course.
(This is the eighth of a series
of ten factual studies on Florida's
state government. Next week the
methods of thorough and impar-
tial study of the state's tax struc-
ture will suggest the fallacy of
proceeding to tax solutions with-
out solid information.-@1939.
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SHOEMAKER TO TAKE
CHARGE MIDWAY PARK
B. F. Crocker, owner of Midway
Park fishing camp, on the Dead
Lakes, was a visitor in town the
other day and stated that he will
soon go to Atlanta for the sum-
mer. He also said that J. H. Shoe-
maker of Mt. Plymouth, Fla., has
taken active charge of the camp,
which he leased last fall and
since that time has been under
the management of J. H. Branton.
Messrs. Shoemaker and Branton
will keep the camp open during
the two months' closed season for
those who desire to spend a pleas-
ant week-end at the lakes, and
will be ready for operation when
the season opens June 1.
_____-'


It is estimated that the South
could produce 45,000,000 pounds
more of -cottonseed oil a year by
aid of the new automatically con-
trolled processing equipment.
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Ceremony Will Be Held at Wewa-
hitchka, Followed With
Spaghetti Supper

Gulf County Post, American Le-
gion, will install recently elected.
officers at a meeting in the club-
house at Wewahitchka the eve-
ning of April 17. The installing
officer has not yet been named,
but probably will be Clyde May-
hall *of Hamilton Allen Smith Post
at Marianna.
The installation ceremonies will
be followed by a spaghetti supper
prepared under the able direction
of that famed chef, Gadi White.
Families of the Legionnaires will
also partake of the repast.
All Port St. Joe members of the
post are asked, to meet at the post-
office here at 6:30 o'clock the
evening of April 17, in order that


all may be provided with a means
of transportation.

Sales of rural merchants to
farmers were twice as much in
1938 as in 1932.


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


PAGE THREE


FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1938







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THE STAR
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor

Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
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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.

EASTER; THE BIRTH OF SUNDAY


THE MAIN ISSUES
With Florida's 1939 legislature already un-
der way, political prognosticators see four
main issues that will come up for much de-
bate and discussion. They are:
Taxation and finance. With a current defi-
cit and a demand for new services, the ques-
tion of finding additional revenue is the
greatest problem facing the legislators and
one that will occupy the greatest amount of
time. Here will enter the matter of imposi-
tion of a sales tax.
The second issue of importance is the prob-
lem of digging up adequate revenue for the
public schools which will isure a full nine-
months' term. This issue has strong backing
and probably will be carried through to suc-
cess.
The third is repeal of the amendment to
the Florida constitution prohibiting a state
income tax. Interest in this is renewed by


Easter, by the derivation of its name, is the recent supreme court decision that state
intimately connected with the East, the sun- and national' governments may tax each
rising, day-dawning.point. It symbolizes for other's employes. This would bring in a con-
us the beginning of a new era, with death no siderable amount to the state treasury.
longer a blank door closing upon human ex- The fourth. question is the continuing or
istence, opening upon only uncertainty or discontinuing of the so-called price-fixing
fear beyond; with sin no longer interposing* laws which have received wide publicity re-
a dense veil between mankind and an of- cently in the case of several Miami citizens
fended Creator. who went under the legal prices set by the,
.Instead, it tells of life as the springtime state laundry and dry cleaning board.
of a glorious summer, illumined by the Of course therd, will be, other issues of
beauty of a gracious Father reconciled to importance to various sections, but none of
mankind-of death as but the entrance to a such state-wide importance as these four.
fuller life in another sphere.
A. new life-blessing Sun issued from the A SIMPLE TAX-REMEDY


SIC 'EMI


:vely New Asters.

Fight Off All Enemies


garden tomb on Easter morning, and ever
since that day of the opened grave we have
called the same first day of the week Sunday
and made it a happy and should-be holy rest
day as a weekly memorial of the most
beneficent and most revolutionary event this
earth has ever witnessed since upon it. light
was first made to shine.
Taking into consideration these facts, it
behooves everyone in Port St Joe to attend
church next Sunday-the Day of Days-and
join in sending up hymns of praise to Him
who died upon the cross.

WE STAND CORRECTED
In regard to our editorial last week on
"'What Will the Legislature Bring Forth?"
we will have to admit that in the heat of
editorial composition we let our bitterness
against the sales tax matter get the best of
our judgment and inadvertently said some
things that did not look or sound so well in
cold type. -
In reading this editorial over, we .discover
that while we had no particular individual or
specific group of individuals in mind, we cast
aspersions at the entire legislative body of
the state of Florida, which we deeply regret
and herewith express our apologies.
We have been, informed by both Senator
J. L. Sharit and Representative E_. C!la
Lewis that we are all wrong about there be-
ing huge gobs of cash thrown about during
legislative sessions, or else they have ex-
tremely honest faces, as neither of them as
yet have been offered cash for their votes
(both are former members of the legisla-
ture). TPhey both admitted that they had
heard of cash being paid on the line, as had
the editor, but they themselves had never
been offered so much as a thin dime.
We have never been exactly rated in the
diplomat class, always endeavoring to say
what we have to say in the least number of
words and in the simplest language, but a
great number of people prefer to have mat-
ters of this character dressed up in verbiage
that leaves the real meaning to te gained by
inference, rather than coming right out in
the open and saying it out loud.

During the last session of the legislature
-two -members of that body met up with cows
,on the highways and both were converted to
the idea of fencing the highways. Perhaps
-f a few more have like experiences we will
>.vqs off ; r thoroughfares.


That was a simple remedy suggested by
Comptroller James M. Lee to the Florida
Association of Tax Collectors to cure the
state's tax ills.
In fact, Lee's solution is so simple, so ra-
tional, so logical, so practical, that its very
simplicity will be too much probably for
those who don't want proper assessments,
don't want impartial enforcement of tax col-
lections, don't want the- legislature to cease
enacting Murphy acts and other measures de-
signed to lower delinquent taxes to the ir-
reducible minimum.
The comptroller told the collectors that the
ad valorem system was not dead, nor even
moribund, that it should not be finished off
entirely for a transaction tax. He found the
structure organically sound and ailing only
of too much under-assessment, too much ad-
justment of delinquencies.
In fact, the system needs no major opera-
tion. All required to put it back on its feet,
Lee feels, is co-operation of all citizens in
paying their levies, a determination on the
part of the legislature to stop tax adjustment
Nonsense and a stiffening of the official
Backbone in making impartial assessments
Sand rigid collections ...- :; i '""'
That is the way the people of the state
Feel about it, too. Let's have officials that
assess adequately and collect fearlessly and
impartially and there will follow that citizen
co-operation which Comptroller Lee holds is
a requisite also for solving the state's fiscal
problems.-Miami Herald.

Howard Carter, who opened the tomb of
Tut-Ankh-Amen, is dead. It is still an open
question whether or not the benefits of his
Discoveries outweighed their horrible effect
on the feminine fashions of 1923 and 1924.-
Hartford Courant.

'Of the numerous men being mentioned as
gubernatorial material the aspirations of a
considerable number will depend upon what
they do or do not do at this session of the
legislature.

'' Thomas Jefferson once said: "Were we
directed from Washington when to sow and
when to reap we should soon want bread."
And his statement seems to be coining true.

SAdvertising is the spreading of informa-
tion. Information. is news. Therefore adver-
tising is news-good news to' alert people.-
Albany Herald. .


If you like asters, but have trou-
ble growing.them, there is good
news for you. Resistant strains,
whose exceptional vigor enables
them to fight off all troubles, are
being constantly improved.
A wilt resistant aster, Early Giant
Light Blue, won a silver medal in
the All America trials for 1939, in-
licating that in addition to vigor,
the new resistant strains have at-
tained exceptional beauty .s well,
The Chin atier is one o th .
flowers among the annuals. Thogh
fiot related to the chrysanthemum it
has many points of resemblance-
both are natives of China, both have
bee developed i # amazing
variety ofofM- and colors frEm a
original small single flower, and
both are at their best in the fall.
Asters have been grown in this
country since revolutionary days
and twenty years ago it was the
most popular annual, but in recent
years many amateurs have become
discouraged because of the diseases
which attacked them.
* Of these, two are most prevalent,
the wilt and the yellows. The first
is usually present in the soil, and
the second is insect borne. Resist-
ant strains are grown on wilt in-


BroWn Lynched

(Continued from Page 1)
county to "do all that you can to
assist In bringing to justice the
murderers of Brown."
Carter, in a caustic criticism of
the jury, s aid: "So long as the
jury box, from which jurors for
the trial of crinmfnal cases are
drawn, is largely filled with the
names of jurors whO. do not
possess the moral sta'iana to re-


fected soil; seed from plants which
thrive in this environment has been
saved and grown for generations in
similar surroundings until a race
which refuses to wilt has been pro-
duced.
While not specifically immune to
yellows, the resistant strains are so
vigorous that many plants will sur-
vive the latter disease, provided all
which show infection are destroyed
as soon as detected, ..
Asters need an early start; they
cannot be set out before danger of
frost is past, but their season to
maturity is so'long they need to be
started early. This makes them
ideal subjects for the indoor box or
cold frame.
The silver medal winner, Early
Giant Light Blue, is of the Crego or
ostrich feather type. Its petals are
curled and interlaced in a most at-
tractive manner. With good culture
it will produce flowers five inches
in diameter, on three foot stems.
Wilt resistant asters may be ob-
tained in all types, and colors and
should be used wherever difficulties
in growing this lovely flower have
been encountered, whatever the
trouble may be.


turn verdicts warranted by the
evidence, such things as tnis will
be frequently repeated." Carter
had asked the death penalty.
Brown had been kept at an un-
disclosed location for some time
prior to the trial as a precaution-.
ary measure, and Sheriff Scott
said that there had' btn no indi-
cations during the trial that feel-
ing was running nigh over the
case, hence no extra precautions
had been taken after B'rown was
sentenced.


Resistant Aster Early Light Blue Won a Silver Medal in
1939 All-America Trials.


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


FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1938


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F.RIA, A~RJ 7,. 193 TIJ STR OTS.JE UFC 4FOIA-AEFVE


THE TATILER
SEES ALL- T THE STAFF ( I
Editor-in-Chief.........Qick Stepp
KNOWS ALL- Assistant Editor....Bobby Coburn
.... TELLS ALL- Sports Editor........Al Schneider,
Society Editors............ Opal
ABOUT HAPPENINGS Greene and Dorothy Crockett
* T IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH Joke Editor.....;...Paul Johnson


nior Jamboree

School Tonight


ises To Be One of Best En
tertainments of the
School Year

Tonight at the school auditor
ium the. junior class is sponsoring
the first, "Junior- Jamborep" evei
;o be staged in Port St. Jo.,T This
promises to be one, of the begt en-
tertainments of the school year
Put on, entirely by high school
students, the Jamboree will in
clude three skits, song and dance
numbers and many others.
The complete program for the
Jamboree follows:
Music ........ High School Band
Songs ................. Glee,. Clit
Song ... Vilura Straus, Virginia
Stoutamire, Gwendolyn Spencer
"YOURS ANDb MINE"
One-Act Play
Dr. Flowers. ....... Joe LillenMfld
His Wife ....... Dorothy Trawick
Mr. Flowers.. .... Bopby. Coburn
The Widow.....Dorothy Crockett
Truckin' Weddin'....Tenth Grade
"NEVER TRUST A MANt
One-Act Play -by Ninth Grade
Aunt Hattie...... Susan Saunders
Lucretia.. ........... Juanita East
Betty ......... Bernice Schneider
Emily. ........ Flora MoeI CaSon
Rose ...... Marguerite Williams
Sally ............ Frances Stagg
"DR. PHONSO'S OPERATION"
'One-Act .Play by Eleventl. Grade
Dr. Phonso. ... Willard Gilbert
Interne .......... Glen Grimsley
Nurses ....;.........;... Mar-
Stha Hinson-, andi Mary, Guertin
The Patient ....... Al 'Sihheider
His Wife ........ Margie: Kirkland
Recitation ...... Howard Walker
Harmonica: Solos ...... -Albert
Gagnietux. and Arthur Forehand
Fancy Skating ......... Leslie
Guest and Marguerite Williams
Tap Dance ..... Anne Treadwell
The Junior Jamboree is being
presented for the sole .purpose of
raising money for the forthcom-
ing junior-senior banquet. This is
an annual affair and it has been
the custom of the junior class to
tender' a. banquet: to the graduat-
ing class; You will be helping a
good. cause, and: will' be. enjoying
Yourself at the same. time.
Price. of the Jamboree will be
25 cents...for adults andl15 cents
for the kiddies., But it you: should
have- a, large family you: will be
allowed to bring them all for 75
cents.

HISTORYr
Namet-Dorothy Crockett.
Born-Columbus,. Ga., Septem-
ber 6, 1923.
Hobby-Reading.
Ambition To be a surgical:
nurse.
Favorite Colors-Blue, white.
Antipathy--Tr be teased.

IMAGINE
M.. S. and,,, M,. T. saying: "It
doesn't, make ay. difference now,
and I get along-, without, you bet.
ter now." They say it's the whole
truth.

The seniors seem to think..they
.ought to: have Benny Goodmafi's
orchestra. But they should know
that they aren't the first to gradu-
ate-from,St. .Joe .high.
-----Y-----
-Miss Marigene Smith and the
Misses Martha and' Emeline Belin


Coming School

Events

April 7--Junior Jamboree.
Postponed from March 31 to
SApr 1. 7. A. variety program
i Presented to, raise money for
Sthe-..jupior-senjor prom.
ApriL 10 i-- Junior senior
prom..
April 11-Recital by high
school gjee club at: school
auditorium.
April 14-Elementary oper-
etta, "MidjSummer Nights
Dream.' School auditorium.
April 21-Junior-senior play
"Little Women'" School i au
Sditprium.
April 23 Baccalaureate
Services;
SApril 28- Comimencehnent
exercises. School auditorium.
I


Band: At Theater

Tomorrow Nighl

Will Pisent Selections That Are
To Be Played. at DeFunlakl:
Springs Music Festival

The Port-St. Joe high school
Sand, I atlred In: th'eri'. new uni-
forms, which arrived this week,
will make an appearance at' the
PBrt theater tomorrow night. The
new- uniforms* are inB the- shboo]
colors of purple and gold with a
West' Point ci c.
Selections to be played: will be
the numbers to be played at the
musis. festival :which is to be held
in DdeFtinidk Sfrifigs next week'
Lucky Star drawings having
been ruled out, Manager IRoyWil:
liams will donate to the band a
portion, ,or perhaps all, of the $45
which was on the board when the
drawings were discontinued.
----------
G-O-S-S-I-P
The--Eyes andi Ears of the School

A certain junior girl can't de-
cide how she can get her boy
friend, along with another couple;
to the junior prom.:
Ed.A Huf-ft:has gone "batty'" over
a certainisenior girl, and,we also
think. that.Kat has gone "batty"
over a certain junior boy. (They
match.)
R. H. S. has quit traveling the
"Old Sawmill Road.?'
Why is' it, B. H. likes to tell
who he was with and where he
was the; day- before?. That proves
he isn't, ashamedd. (Could, it be
love? How.about itK..S.?)
Max and Alice must have taken
in all the moonlight nights.
(Could it be?)
It IS true. that Dave is taking
Dorothy to. the dance. We mean
Trawick.

JUNIOR'-SENtOR PROM
The junior-senior prom is sched-
uled for next Monday night
There will be 36 juniors and
seniors at the prom, and we be-
lieve that this affair will be the
biggest Port St. Jde has had in
a long time.
The prom will follow the ban-
quet, which, will be held, at the
Pdrt Inn, and as we stated last
week,, outsiders will be present
only by -invitation:


wer-eweek-nd,.guests .of-. Mr.. and-, --- -
Mrs; W. J. Belin in Panama City. It pays to advertise-try it!


Band Will Go to

Music Festival

To Play Solo Numbers and Par-
ticipate Ih Mass Band Concert

The Port St. Joe High band'
will leave at 8 o'clock next Friday
morning for the music festival at,
DeFunjik Springs which promises
tobe one. of ithe greatest nmusicali
events- in the annals of- West-
Florida.
The thrill of competition, com-
parison of standards and.a desire;
to become acquainted with edu-
cators pf high' repute has in-
spired- the band. to enter in this
festival and compete with fifteen
other school bands.
The band will play the follow-
ing numbers in the contesti-
"Morning!' .... Pore Gent Swete
"Cyrene" .............. Overture
"Colonel Wills" ......... March
In. the massed band concert,
Which will be held at HarbesonT
Field Saturday evening,: March 15,
and which, will. be participated in.
by- more than..1000 players under
the baton of Henry Fillmore, na,
tionally known bandmaster, the
following, selections wili.. be- ren-,
dered,: "His Honor," "Lights Out,"
"The Thunderer" and "The Star
Spangled Banner"
Our band is expected to bring
back. honors this' year, as it did.
last year when it was but five and
a hal. months old. The band is
now 17 months old. Wish them.
luck, folks.

WE WONDER
Why the-junidt boys are' putting:
up!such, a fuss-about taking a date
to the, prom?:
If Dave Maddox, is really going,
to take: Dorothy to the prom?
Nice, going, Dave.
If. the' majority, of the boys will
wait. until' the last minute to in-
vite a girl' to'go:, to, the dance-?
Why Paul Johnson just couldn't
get some men to listen- to his'
sales talk when.'it came to selling.
tickets? Anyway, he sure tried.
If: some of the freshmen and
sophomore girls who are looking
forward: to the' prom. will: be in-
vited? : We- wish them luck;
At Ed Hufft wondering- if he
could :take more- than one girl-to
the dance.
What the good'news Is that M.
S. has concerning D. S. and W. J.?
Why K. S. doesn't find a beau
of her own?


FLOWERS AND

CORSAGES

forh the Prom

GIRL-:! Look your
bev.t-at the, PForr .... Wiar
a corsage of beautiful.
WOOD FIBRE1. FLOWERS:
that cannot be told from the-
best product of Mother'Nature.:
Aind'they keep in'defi>
nitely. I'f they become droopy
you: merely place them in the,
refnigerator ald-:in, a.brief.time,
they are as' good':-a' new.'

SE EE

Mrs. WA OIC Smith
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-',f ALL MODERN. EQUIPMENT '--
Will SpecialiZe Ih All Bianches of Beauty Culture.-
To Be Located.In Old Costin: Building,
Monumrent Avem!ru at Second Street
ed one S&nior Operator; prefer local girl. Write ADAMS
AUTY'SHOP, 25 West Monroe Street, Jacksoinville, Fla,


SUNN STATE 1- --'
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S"lMre Mies t6 the Gall n"

Oil 15cto 35c Qt.

Good Oil 2gal.85c
SExide Batteries Batteries Recharged

Kelly-Springfield Tires

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upon earth that the quitter should never

attempt itis advertising. Advertising

does nvt: jerk it puli. It b gits:

gently, at first, but tIh pull is steady;:

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year; -until 'it exerts an 'irtesistible-power.

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PAESI H SAPOTS. OGUFCUNY LOIAFRDY ARL7,1U


Deficit Is Wiped

Out By Payment

Of duPont Taxes

Nearly $3,000,000 Paid By Estate;
Assures State's Schools of
Full Allotment

Comptroller J. M. Lee an-
announced Wednesday that he had
received, a check from the Alfred
I. duPont estate for $2,927,338.62
as an inheritance tax payment.
This included $235,523.10 in back.
interest and $29,273.3S for costs.
Lee stated "that clears up the
deficit" which he had estimated
would be $2,000,000 by the end of
the fiscal year on June 30. This
payment also makes it possible for
Florida to pay the full $11,500,000
appropriation for operation of
public schools in the state. Lee
had estimated that revenues defi-
nitely allocated to schools would
be $1,600,000 short of the tdtal ap-
propriation.
The, duPont 'estate has paid
more into Florida's treasury than
all other estates since a constitu-
tional amendment In 1928 which
authorized an inheritance tax.



CLASSIFIED ADS

FOR SALE

FOR SALE CHEAP-Lots 5 & 7,
block 64, Port' St. Joe, in Bay
Ridge': Write me. Wm. Genoni,
Cypress. Fla. 4-7*

FOR RENT
HOUSE FOR RENT-North side
of duplex; furnished or unfur-
:nished; near schools. Sss Dr.
L. H. Bartee at LeHardy's Drug
'Store. *
.FOR RXNT-New houses at Bea-
con Hill. Front lot facing Gulf.
Faurnished, running water. sani-
tary conveniences, electricity.
Apply T. W. Wilson, or Box
495, Port St. Joe. 3-3tf
'UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
ins; called overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
3.. Lunber Co. 12|21tf
ROOMS FOR RENT

-ROOM FOR RENT-Nicely fur-
pished, with hot bath. Reason-
r*'ale.- lose in. Seventh Street.
i RA.'Swatts. 4-7*
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. tt
LEGAL ADVERTISING
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that I
shall, at the forthcoming session
of the Florida Legislature intro-
dunee and attempt to pass through
the. Legislature, an Act entitled
as follows: "An Act to Repeal
Chapter 18818, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1937, the Same Being 'An
Act to Authorize, Ratify, Confirm
and Validate the Purchase, Own-
ership, Holding, Operating, 'Leas-
ing, Selling or Otherwise Dispos-
ing of a Dock by the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, and the Issuance
for the Purpose of the Purchase
Thereof of Certain Bonds of Said
City'." Which Act will repeal the
power to issue bonds for thQ pur-
pose of a dock in the City of Port
St. Joe.
(Signed)
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that .1
shall, at the forthcoming session
of the Florida Legislature intro-
duce and attempt to pass through
the Legislature, an Act entitled
-as follows: "An Act to Repeal
Chapter 18815, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1937, the Same Being 'An
Act to Authorize, Ratify, Confirm
and Validate the Purchase, Own-
ership, Holding, Operating, Leas-
ing, SelTing or Otherwise Dispos-
ing of a Dock by the City of Port
SSt. Joe, Florida, and the Issuance
for the Purpose of the Purchase
"Thereof of Certain Bonds of Said
City'." Which Act will repeal the
power to issue bonds for the pur-
pose of a dock in the City of Port
St. Joe.
((Signed)
1E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.


.MYTH ENLIVENS NEW YORK FAIR
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NEW YORK-Portraying vigor and efficiency, Paul Bunyan, genial
and legendary titan of the north-woods, is the subject of this sculpture
by Edmond Amateis. As one of an American folk-lore group, it will
adorn the facade of the Health Building of the New York World's Fair
1939. With him is shown his ox, Blue Babe, and Shanty John, a woods-
man friend perched on the giant's arm-


C. of C. to Meet

This Evening


Session To Be Held In Masonic
Temple In Charge of Mer-
chants' Committee

The Port St. Joe Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight at 8
o'clock in the old Masonic Temple
over the postoffice. This is the
first meeting to be held for a
month, and it is hoped to have' a
full attendance. This session will
be in charge of the merchants'
co-operative committee, and all
merchants of the city are invited
to be present, as well as any other
interested citizens.
The chamber, has been handling
a number of Important issues
lately and getting results. There
will be many matters brought up
for discussion tonight, including
an amendment for enlarging the
board of directors, the matter of
future meeting nightts and a place
for regular meetings.

CALDWELL WORKING FOR
MARKERS IN ST. JOE BAY
Permanent channel markers,
maintained by the government,
for St. Joseph's Bay and channel
will be provided if funds can be
made available, according to Con-
gressman Millarda aldwell, who
has been assured by the commis-
sioner of lighthouses that the
work will be promptly undertaken
as soon as funds are appropriated.
Caldwell has urged immediate
action by a deficiary sub-commit-
tee of appropriations. He said,
however, that if the deficiency
bill failed to carry these funds
that he felt reasonably certain
the regular appropriation act for
the department of commerce
would.
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SHARIT NAMED ON
SIX COMMITTEES

(Continued from Page 1)
temperance.
Butler named Senator West-
brook, Clermont, chairman of the
appropriations committee, Senator
Gillis, DeFuniak Springs, chair-
man of the constitutional amend-
ments committee, and Senator
Kanner, Stuart, chairman of the
rules committee.
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STORES TO CLOSE
ON THURSDAYS

(Continued from Page 1)
elected Thursday, causing much
conflict in the playing of games
by the local club in the inter-city
baseball league. With the. closing
day the same throughout this sec-
tion the ball players will be en-
abled to play all scheduled games
this year in the league.

Soft coal remains dustles', for
months If sprayed with oil.


Stamp Economy

Asked By Lewis


Representative Presents Resolu-
tion Limiting Legislators'
Stamps To 20 Daily

During the first day's session of
the Florida legislature, E. Clay,
Lewis of Port St. Joe, Gulf county
representative, presented a reso-
lution limiting stamps of members
to 20 daily, the same as at the
1937 session.
The resolution was protested
by Representatives Martin of
Hillsborough and Warren of Du-
val, who proposed raising the fig-
ure to 50 stamps daily. Call of
the roll resulted in defeat, 51 to
44, of a motion to table'the in-
creased proposal. Rep. Lewis then
offered a compromise measure
limiting stamps to 35 per member,
which was adopted by a voice vote
of the -house.
Lewis offered the stamp limita-
tion measure on the ground that
the house should practice some
economy. Martin said representa-
tives from the larger counties
needed more than 20. stamps each,
day, and Warren said: "Let's don't
run economy into the ground."
If each member takes his 35
three-cent stamps daily, the bill
will come to $99.75 a day for the
95 members. Had it remained at
20 stamps per day, as desired by
Lewis, the bill would have come
to $57 per day, or a saving of
$42.75 a day, or $2,565 for the 60-
day session. Had 50 stamps daily
been voted each member, the
cost would have been $142.50 per
day, or $8,550 for the 60-day ses-
sion.
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Lewis Asks

(Continued from Page I)
my state and county. I shall
make mistakes, but I assure you
that they will be mistakes of the
brain and not of the heart.
And, may I impress upon you
,the fact .that I shall appreciate
letters from you worth your ideas
and suggestions concerning legis-
lation. Frankly, I do not place
much faith in petitions, for you
know as well as I, that a petition
ctn be circulated and signatures
of the citizens secured to such
petitions for most anything that
the person circulating the petition
desires. Therefore I would request
that your suggestions and ideas
not be presented by petition, but
through personal contact or let-
ters to me.
For the first few weeks of the
session it will be possible for me,
and I will, return to Port St. Joe
and will be in my law office from
Friday afternoon to possibly Mon-
day noon, at which time I *will be
glad to discuss personally with
any interested party any legisla-
tion that may be presented, and
also to handle such legal bugi-
ness as may be presented to me.
I shall be glad to have any and
all of you call on me during these
visits home and discuss interested


legislation.
I shall also be glad to lave you
visit with me in Tallahassee,
where you may seethe legislature
in session and how your laws are
made. If you come to Tallahassee,
please contact me so that I may
render to you such courtesies as
may be allowed by the' rules of
the house.
Please let me know your wishes
in order that I might carry them
out as far as possible according
to the majority of the people of
ihis county. If I do not have your
advice and counsel, then it is
probable that I will make more
mistakes than I would otherwise.
I sincerely request your counsel
in the matters which I will have
to solve.
Assuring you of my readiness
and eagerness to serve each and
every one of you at all times, I
am, ,
Yours very truly,
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
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Gasoline is' 33 per cent cheaper
throughout the nation than it was
15 years ago, says the American
Petroleum Industries committee.


Melting ice creates con-
trolled moist cold that
prevents rapid dry out of
foods -- guards nature's
goodness and, nutrition-
keeps vegetables, garden-
fresh, meats juicy and
full-flavored.


EIGHTH GRADE HOLDS
CHAPEL EXERCISES
The chapel program last Friday
morning for the high school was
in charge of the eighth grade,
with Miss Julia O'Quinn directing
The band played two numbers
while the pupils filed into the au-
ditorium, after which the scrip-
ture was read by a member
the class, followed with the Lord
Prayer. A short play was pi
rented and Prof. D. G. McPhers;
made several announcements.
The band played as the pu"
returned, to their r-n,
rooms.
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"Lefty" Wadsworth left y(
day afternoon for his hom
Roanoke, Ala., to spend E
with his parents.

The United States produced. 61
per cent of the world's crude oil
in 1938.


Melting ice automatic-
ally maintains, through-
out the entire refrigera-
tor, a constant circula-
tion.of fresh, clean, odor-
free air. Even butter;
cheese, melons and sea-
foods- can live happily
together.


TOPS Because with modern ice refrigeration you can have
plenty of crystal-clear, taste-free ice at all times.
TOPS .Because ice refrigeration spares you expense, in-
convenience. Nothing to get out of order .no repairs n
noise no defrosting .. no gadget-checking.
TOPS Because melting ice creates controlled moist cold-
preventing the rapid drying out of meats, fruits and vegetables.
TOPS Because Ice is one of the finest products that en-
ters your home, 'Manufactured from filtered water, it contains
no chemicals even purer than the water you drink.
TOPS Because melting ice automatically maintains a con-
stant circulation of clean-washed fresh air throughout'the entire
refrige'rator-eliminating. the exchanging of food flavors.





St. Joe Ice Company


MAX KILBOURN, Prop.


PHONE 47-2


Remember-Cold ALONE Is Not Enough
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FOR EASTER--


NSTEAD of giving Wifie

Gloves, Flowers,. Hosiery,

Candy, etc., the up-to-date

husband may give her a

stunning iew Chenille Bed

Spread, Coffee Table, Read-

ing Lamp, Knee-Hole Desk

or Table Lamp.



Danley Furniture Co.

"Port St Joe's Leading Furniture Store"
PHONE 56 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.


ICE IS TOPS.


In Modem Scientific

SRefrigeration


FRIDAY, APRIL 7, IM3


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