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I The Star-Florida's fastest grow.
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upluliding of
the City of Port St Joe.
Port St. Joe--Site of the $4,50,000
DuPont Paper Mill-FlordaL's fast.
est growing little city. In
AR 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, MAY 5, 1939 NUMBER 29
War Department to' HREE PER CENT
Make Canal Part of SALES TAX BILL
Waterway Project t. I
To Cheat Chair, SUIT GIVES GULF
Says Jax Paper
F I JI.JL a -i. J .L JIYALJ Id .
Engineers Recommend Widenini
To 100 Feet With Depth
Of Nine Feet
The war department, according
to a report sent to Congressmar
Millard Caldwell and forwarded tI
The Star, has recommended the
inclusion of the Port St. Joe cana
within the general federal intra
coastal waterway project.
The engineers, in their report
recommended the enlargement o
the canal from its present width
of 70 feet to. a full 100 feet with
a depth of nine reet throughout
conforming to the dimensions of
the intracoastal waterway. It is
estimated that the new work o:
enlarging the canal would cost in
the neighborhood of $81,000, and
the annual maintenance $10,000.
The recommendation was made
Subject to the condition that the
existing canal and its right-of-way
be conveyed to the United Startes
free of cost and called for the
-usual items of local co-operation
At High School
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Graduation 'Address 1' Delivered
To Class By Rev. D. E.
Graduation exercises for the
sixteen members of the senior
class of the Port St. Joe high
School were held in the school au-
ditorium last Friday evening with
.a large attendance of parents, and
friends of the graduates.
The processional, "March Mili-
taire," was played by the school
band. as the seniors took their
places on the first two rows of
seats. The invocation, by Rev. H.
F. Beaty, was followed with the
salutatory by Allah Mae Darcey,
after which a selection, "Ber-
ceuse," was played by the band.
The address to the -class was
given by Rev. D. E. Marietta and
followed with the valedictory by
Presentation of the medal for
the best all-around student and
the D. A. R. medal was made by
'Prof. D. G. McPherson, after
which Superintendent C. L. Costin
presented the diplomas. The bene-
diction was by Rev. J. W. Sise-
The following students received
diplomas: Annie Mae Boyette,
Allah Mae Darcey, Alice Ruth
Gibson, Winifred Harris, Winston
: Jones, Betty Lewis, Brady Nell,
Kathleen Saunders, Leila Smith;
Ausley. Stoutamire, Howard Taun
ton, Virginia Stoutamire, William
Trawick, Sara VanHorn, Preston.
White and Myrtle Whittaker.
REP. LEWIS ASKS BOND
BOARD BE ABOLISHED
A bill to;abolish the board of
bond trustees in Gulf county was
placed before the house Tuesday
by Representative E. Clay Lewis
Sof this city. The duties would be
Taken over by the board of county
SFriends of Mrs. Ross Coburn,
who has been Ill 'for some time
past, will be glad to learn that
'ihe. s irmnrovin-. -
ACT IS CONDITIONED UPON
ABOLITION OF ALL PROP-
A three per cent general sales
tax bill will be introduced in the
house by Representative Stokes of
Bay county whicn he estimates
will produce about $75,000,000 a
year. It is conditioned upon a con-
stitutional amendment abolishing
all ad valorem taxation in Florila.
Bills similar to- this introduced at
prior sessions of the legislature
have gone down tb defeat.
Stokes' bill woula allow 7% per
cent of the revenue go to general
state government, 20 per cent to
county schools, .and 72% per .cent
divided among counties and cities
on a population basis.
According to Stokes, real estate
taxation produced about $41,000,-
000 in Florida last year. His sales
tax, he said, would be sufficient
to replace-ad valorem and other
forms of taxes.
Stokes said his sales tax bill
could not become effective, be-
cause of its terms, unless the peo-
ple approved changing the con-
stitution to prohibit ad valorem
taxes. A constitutional amendment
cannot be voted upon until the
general., election li.' Noveber.
Story Kills Belief That Innocent
Man Was Put To Death
In Cash Slaying
(From Jacksonville Tribune)
One of the most amazing stories
to come out of the state peniten-
tiary was brought to light at Ral-
'ord when a prison official r..-
vealed to The Tribune correspon-
dent that Franklin McCall unsu.:-
cesstully planned two murders in
an attempt to save himself from
the Aorr.yying electric chair.
Franklin McCall was the youth
strapped in the electric chair at
Raiford and burned to death for
his brutal kidnaplslaying of six-
year-old James Bailey Cash, Jr., at
Princeton, near 'Miami, last May
Guards searching McCall's cell
discovered a lengthy document
with which was a letter addressed
to his brother at Valdosta, Ga., in
which, he suggested the following
The brother was to hire a ne-
gro helper' and tell the negro he
was .going into the woods to hunt.
The brother was, to take along a
live turkey; he was. to leave
camp and, then return and tell the
regro ehe had locattedi some tur-
keys and was going out to kill.
one. Then, having established this
alibi, the brother was to go to
the Cash home and abduct both
Grammar Schooli Mr. and Mrs. Cash.
Grammar S ol Then the brother was to force
Cash at gunpoint to sign a wil
Two Hundred Nineteen Pupils leaving all his property to McCall a!
Receive Certificates of an innocent man. The brother wal
Promotion then to force Cash to write ai
-alleged suicidal note in which hi
'The following pupils were pro- stated that he was slaying his
moted this year in the Port St. wife and killing himself because
Joe grammar school: -he felt so agonized over an inno
First to Second cent man being electrocuted.
John Barrier, Ollie Buzier, Billy The brother then :.as to return
Dennis, Roy Gay, Betty Jean to the camp, taking with him the
Hunt, Lewis Jones, Robert .Le- dead turkey which he had hidden
Grose, Curtis Larrimore, Cornelia away, and tell the negro he had
Vaughn, Pat Ward, Martha Wil-nd tel te neg e
son, Olivia Wooden, Bobby Smith. been out in the woods killing the
Second to Third turkey instead of committing mur-
Billy Parker, Freddie Garner, der.
Bobby Lou McPherson, Maxine An attempt was made to sup-
Guilford, Carolyn Daughtry, Doro- press this story, but a Raiford
thy Davis,'Gladys Perritt, Edwina correspondent of The Tribune be-
Howell, Tommy Owens, Glenn correspondent of The Tribune be-
Wimberly, Fred Bennett, Gordon lived it should be known so there
Hogan, Edward Atkinson, Alden would not be any doubt in the
Farrls, Patricia Crockett, Norman minds of the people that an inno-
Stephens, Anna Hall, Edgar Rish, cent man ws electrocuted when
Roland Oliver, Whitfield Ander-
son, Billy Quarles, Waring Mur- Franklin McCall went to the chair
dock, Julian Fillingim, Jack Hus- for the kidnapping and killing of a
band, Willie Kitts, Gordon Ca- child who loved him.
hoon, Eunice Maddox, Betty Scott, ____ _
Marie Johnson, Venie Mae Gay,
Jack Wimberly, Franklin Young, Local Nine Meets
Third to Fourth Carrabelle r
Charles McCombs, Billy Mari-arra e e ere
etta, Edgar Deese, Buster Owens,
James Chatham, Dan Sullivan,
Newton Bishop, Roy Oliver, Lorin Practice Game Sunday Precedes
White, Buddy Ruiz, Luther Per- Opening of League On
ritt, Joyce Husband, Buck Arnett, ay. 14
Gene Ansley, Ashley Costin, Billy
Smith, Charles .Gangnelux, Mat-
tie Sullivan, Dolores Mira, Betty The Port St. Joe baseball team
June Wright, Patricia Kaser, Mil- will' tangle Sunday at the local
dred Whittaker, Katherine Hor- ball. park with what Is said to be
ton, Myrtle Rhames, Peggy Miller,
Sadie Wooden, Nadine Davis, Em- a strong aggregation from Carra-
ily Dykes, Inez Boseman, Oveal belle. This game is merely in the
Carter, Vonie Ruth',Faircloth, La- way of a practice tilt preparatory
vana Forehand, Catherine Henry, to opening of the inter-city league
Valda Revells, Allen Norris Char-,
lie Wilson, W. H. Walden, Broward the following.Sunday, Miy 14.
Taylor. Charles Rogers, Jason A definite schedule of games
Dykes, Amos Rhames, Earl Hans- has not yet been worked out, but
ford, Henry Collier, Dolores Bran- will probably be ready for publi-
don, Eugene Chism, Tommy Alsip. cation next Friday.
Fourth to Fifth
Sunday's game will begin at 4
Wilna Wooden, 'Bernice Overby, Sunday's game will begin at 4
Janet Scott, Mary Pbrter, Mary o'clock, following a game between
Catherine 'Norbiook, Nellie Fair- the local colored team and a col-
cloth, Betty Jean McDonough. ored team from Pensacola, which
'TrX .'' l ?.?)a ? 55
SUPREME COURT RULING AL-
LOWS JIM LEE TO "PAY
Dismissal Tuesday by the state
supreme court of the Wiggins race
track suit, which impounded $700,-
'000 of race track taxes, allowed
State Comptroller Jim Lee to pay
out the money to ihe st4te's 67
counties, and he immediately sent
checks to each for $9,863.76-a to-
tal of 'more than $660,000. This
left in the fund $185,096, which
is the 10 per cent reserve required
Receipt of the check by CounTy
Clerk J. R. ITunter brought Gulf
county's, share of the race track
money this year to $24,863.76,. and
was a welcome present, as county
finances had reached a low ebb,
most of the county officials hav-
ing had to borrow money to
carry on the duties of their of-
fices. Many of them had not re-
ceived a pay check from the
county for six months or more.
For Teachers' Is
Sent to Governor
Sponsors of Proposal Believe That
Cone Will Sign It Into Law;
Previous One Vetoed
The Florida house of represen-
tatives last Friday finished legis-
lative action on the public school
teachers' retirement bill and sent
it to Governor Cone for study. The
bill came from the senate.
The governor vetoed a similar
bill passed in the 1937 session of
the legislature, but sponsors of
the present measure stated they
believe Cone will sign this one.
The measure creates a system
of retirement based on the length
of a teacher's service. Maximum
payments will be $50 a month.
Thirty-five years of teaching serv-
ice is required to obtain the maxi-
mum. A teacher who chooses to
retire will pay into the fund a
percentage of her annual salary.
The bill has a $200,000 appro-
priation a year during the next
two years to pay the teachers if
that much is necessary. Those
who already have served 35 years s
may retire immediately. a
ICE CREAM AT MEETING i
Adjutant Ivey Vanlandingham
if the local American Legion post |
has promised to furnish unlimited
quantities of ice cream, through
courtesy of Solomon's Dairy, at ir
he next meeting of the Legion n
post, May 15.' Ladles of the Aux- t1
liary' and families of members tl
re to be guests at that time.
PORT NEWS p
S.S. Henry M. Bawes of the Bull su
Line arrived Wednesday with a h
Believed Will Put "Sharp Teeth"
In Tax Collection Ma-
chinery of State
The powerful house finance and
taxation committee Monday gave
its approval to a bill which it-is
said will "put some sharp teeth
in tax collection machinery."
The 'bill provides for county tax
collectors to offer at public sale
all property on which taxes be-
come, delinquent. April 1. Persons
who bought the tax certificates
would hold them for.one' year and
then obtain 'a clear deed to the
property if the owner did not re-
deem the certificates at 12 per
cent annual Interest. A' two-year
redemption- period would :be al-
lowed for homestead property.
If there were no bidders at the
tax sales, property on which taxes
were delinquent would pass, to a
county land board, which would
hold it for one year subject, to re-
demptiin and payment of interest
at 1 per cent a month. After one
year, deed to the property wourd
vest in the land board, acting as
trustee' for the cofauty, and: the
board then could sell the property
itself to the highest and best bid-
der for-cash of the realm. '
At Monument Park; Invitation is
Extended Vets of All Wars
To Participate ( .'i
Gulf County Post 116, American
Legion, will hold services in Mon-
ument Park -beginning at 12:15 p.
m. on Memorial Day, May 30.
An invitation ahs been extended
by the post to veterans of all
wars to join in the services, as
well as the general public, and a
special Invitation has been ex-
tended to the Spanish-American
War veterans at Lynn Haven.
The speaker to deliver the ad-
dress of the day has not yet been
named, but invitations have been
extended to a number of promi-
nent Legionnaires in this section,
including "Pop" Harkins of Green-
wood, Clyde Mayhall of Marianna,
and P. C. Coombs of Apalachi-
Music appropriate to the occa-
lion will be played by the high
school band. under the direction of
Prof. Dan Farmer.
Following the services at the
park, a luncheon will be served
n the hut to members of the post
mnd their guests.
3AND BOOSTERS TO GIVE
SUPPER SATURDAY NIGHT
The Band Booster's club is gyi-
ng a chicken supper Saturday
eight at the Bus Station cafe oit
he purpose of raising funds for
he high school band.
Serving will begin at 6 o'clock
nd the charge will be 50 cents
'Everyone is urged to attend the
upper and do their bit toward
helping the band.
cargo of fuel oil for the St. Joe ---- --------
"Paper company. She sailed yester- PRACTICE RUN
day. The volunteer fire department
S.S. Jean of the Bull Line ar- was called out on a practice run
rived Sunday and sailed Monday Tuesday afternoon to the corner
with a cargo' of paper from the of Garrison avenue and Sixteenth
St Joe Paper company and lum- street. The boys seemed to have
ber from tie St. Joe Lumber and had a bit of difficulty in finding
7:?:',':. cocany.l t, location.-
CONVICTS OF STATE
ARE TO STOP WEARING
The black and white striped
convict uniform for Florida Tues-
day was abolished by the state
cabinet. In future, grey uniforms
with a single black stripe on
trouser leg and. sleeve will be is-
sued to state-prisoners as their
old black and white garb wears
Secretary of Agriculture Nathan
Mayo, head of the prison system,
recommended discontinuation of
the "unsightly stripes.-
"Grey is just as sate,"' he *saiT
"because nine times out of ten
when a anan runs away he has al-
ready prepared for a change of
Mayo. said the black.and, white
uniform had been a cause of crit-
icism.. He explained all but a few
states use the grey uniform.
CHAIN THEATER ,
A ,chain :.theater license tax
ranging from i$75 to $3500 has
been.'. proposed': in ..the Florida
house, by. Representative. Johnson
of: Hernando county. The money
would',- ggj to;. their public school
fund. Johnson said he had not:es-
timated -how: much the tax would
On each theater in.. chains. of
not more than five, t[i tax would
be $75; o1n ach theater in chains
of five to .15;it would be $150,. and
then graduated up to $3500 on
each theater in chains of 80 or
The tax would be.based upon the
number of theaters .in a chain
throughout the country, while the
tax would be paid only for the
theaters located- in Florida.
BILL WOULD AID-
FIGHT ON DOG FLY
Tax money that comes from dog
racing and horse racing may. b'e
used:to kill the dog flies in North-
.west Florida coastal areas.
Representative .Sudduth of Bay
county and other .=ssed for $8000
each .for, eight counties. The
money would be used to match
any federal grants that may be
obtained for the purpose. It would
be repaid $1000. annually from the
counties' share of the race track
tax, which now is about $27,000
Counties included in the bill are
Gulf, .Franklin, Escambia,. Santa
Rosa, Walton, Okaloosa, Bay and
It would be well worth $8000 to
Gulf county to get rid of this pest.
W. H. Linton of Wewahitchka
was visiting friends mn this city
Miss Onita Jo:ner of Wewa-
hitchka visited, in this city yester-
Oscar Sams was called to Gas-
tonia, N. C., this week due to the
serious illness of his father.
Mrs. W. W.'VanDegrift left Sun-
day for Ocala to visit for a week
with her sister.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith were
transacting business last Friday in
Brinson Cooiy o- the U.S.S.
Yaka arrived Tuesday in Port St.
Joe to s'i.-nd this we-ek as the
guest of his sister, Miss Myrtice
Coody, and his brother, Billy.
Chief Troy Jones was called to
Charles Suttle returned Sunday
from Hodge, La., where he spent
several weeks with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Watts and
Mrs. Huel Crockett spent Wed-
nesday in Panama City.
CIRCLES IN MEETING
The Marie Jones and Susannah
Wesley Circles of the Methodist
Missionary society held a joint
business meeting at the church
Monday afternoon. The song, "Tell
Me, the Old, Old Story," opened
the meeting and was followed
with prayer by Mrs. George Pat-
ton. A report on the last meeting
was read by Mrs. W. E. Boyd, pre-
siding officer. Report of finances
was given by Mrs. Patton. Report
and letters from tie Children's
Home in Selma, Ala., were read
by Mrs. Patty Lovett. A request
from a needy: preacher's daughter
was answered by Mrs. Lupton,
who was given a rising vofe of
thanks for her kindness.
Mrs..Jesse, Bradbury, acting sec-
retary in the absence of Mrs..
Charles Parker, read a' letter
from an extract company and it
was voted to accept their proposi-
tion for raising money. An Inter-
esting talk and' several pictures
shown by Mrs. Boyd concluded the
program, and following the song,
"Blest Be the Tie," the benedic-
tiont was given by Rev.. E. Mari-
BAPTIST GIRLS'- AUXILIARY
MEETS AT BEACON HILL.
The Girls' Auxiliary of the Bap-
tist Missionary society, met Tues-
day afternoon at the home of Car-
olyn Trammell at Beacon Hill.
The meeting was opened with a
song, followed, by the'roll call and
a .short business -session, .after
which they were dismissed by
Mrs .qJ..O. Baggett... d. .:
Following the meeting a de-
lightful swim was .enjoyed after
which.lunch,was served to the 14
members present. Mrs. J. .O. Bag-
gett and Mrs. J. W. Sisemore as-
sisted Mrs. E. C. Cason in chap-
eroning the girls.
MRS. HAUSER ENTERTAINS
MONDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. Joe, Hauser entertained the
Monday Bridge club at her home
on: .Reid avenue this week. Fol-
lowing several' progressions and
awarding of prizes, the hostess
served, delicious cake and punch
to Mrs. Roy Williams, Mrs. Frank
LeHardy Mrs. Par O'Day, Mrs.
Ben. Graves, Mrs. Paul Farmer,
Mrs. W. M. Howell and Miss Mar-
Prizes were presented to Miss
Margaret LeHardy, high, and Mrs.
Roy Williams, cut.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Rollins and
daughter, Peggy, left Sunday for
their home in Gordon, Ala. Mrs.
Rollins has been employed in the
city schools for the past school
Mrs. E. H. Collier and Miss
Anne Ford of Crescent City ar-
rived last Friday to be the guests
of Miss Avaryee Collier. Miss
Collier left with them Saturday
for Crescent City.
Mrs. C. A. LeHardy, Sr., and
Miss Eugenie LeHardy expect to
leave today for Hastings to visit
Masters Pat and Mike Hickey
left yesterday morning to spend
the summer vacation with their
father, A. M. Hickey, in Orlando.
Mrs. Erie Hickey was a busi-
ness visitor Monday in Wewa-
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneider
were visiting Wednesday in Pan-
Master George Gaskin, III, of
Wewahitchka, is spending the
summer here with his mother,
Mrs. Lucille Hutto.
At the Churches
Rev. H. F., Beaty, Minister
10i:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:30 p. m.-Preaching service.
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
10:00 a. m.--Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
7:00,p. m.-B. Y..P. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
SW. M. U., Monday,' 3:00 p. .m.
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD.
Rev. E.. T. Corbin,. Pastor
10:15 a. m,-Sunday 'School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.--Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
CONCERT ;AT HIGH SCHOOL
A musical concert will be pre-
sented at the high school audi-
tqrium next Friday evening, May
12, by Mrs. Erie Hickey and her
pupils, assisted by tne high school
The program will consist of
piano and vocal solos, choruses,
trios, and readings by Miss Betty
SA' cordi.al invitation to .the pub-
lic. to attend this concert is ex-
tended by" Mrs. Hickey and her
MRS. TOMLINSON HOSTESS
TO THURSDAY CLUB
Mrs. M. P. Tomlinson enter-
tained members of the Thursday
Bridge club yesterday at her home
on Eighth street. Two tables were
in progression and after tallying
of scores, prizes were presented.
Delicious refreshments were serv-
ed by the hostess to members
The circles. of the Baptist Mis-
sionary society met Monday after-
noon at the church for the May
business meeting. The. president,
Mrs. J. O..Baggett, was in charge.
The .Womans Hymn was sung
and the devotional was given by
Mrs. J. W. Sisemore, followed
with prayer by Mrs. Daisy Staten.
The roll call was answered by 33
members. Reports from tne circles
and chairmen were heard and the
Young People's leader gave. a
splendid report of work done by
the Girls' Auxiliary.
Under the head of new business
it was voted to give a towel and
wash cloth shower to the Chil-
dren's Home in the circles Mon-
.ay; May 15. It was also voted to
send a donation to the training
school in Louisville, Ky., and to
forward all White Cross funds on
hand for the work in China.
: Meetigs for next Monday were
announced as follows: Martha
Circle with Mrs. E. A. McCaskey,
Lydia Circle with Mrs. W. H.
iowell. and the Mary Circle with
Mrs. M. J. FillingIm.
Mrs. W. L. 'Durant announced
-rganization of the Sunbeams with
'4 members, after which the meet-
ing was dismissed.
Carlyle Matthews. Jessie Stone
and Cornelius' VanHorn spent yes-
'erday' in Panama, City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoke La'kin spent
Monday in Quincy.
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Sandwiches, stuffed .dates and
cold drinks were served to Mes-
dames W. M. Howell, D. C. Smith,
P. D. Farmer, W. S. Smith, J. A.
Christmas and guests, Paul Far-
mer and Miss Sharlt.,
Mesdames J. W. Sisemore, Tonm
Mitchell, W. Stallings, W. C.
Pridgeon, L. R. Holliday; Curtis
Palmer, W. Wells, "W: J. Daugh-
fry, G. H. Bell, W.' L. Durant, M.
J; Fillingim, Ivey Vanlandingham,
A. E. McCaskey, E. C. Cason, E.
B. Dendy, Daisy Staten, and J. 0.
Baggett 'attended. the -Northwest
Coast Association meeting at the
Emanuel church in Panama City
ENJOYING HOUSE PARTY
The Misses Erline McClellan,
Julia O'Quinn, Louise Soloman,
Eileen Arnold, Lillian Thompson,
and Juanita Gunn and Collis Land
are enjoying a house party at Bea-
con Hill this week. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles McClellan are chaperon-
Miss Dorothy Crockett enter-
tained about thirty,, members of
the younger set Monday night'.at
the home of her parents on. Reid
avenue. Dancing ,ad "proms"
Miss Julia O'Quinn left Satur-
day for her honIe in Perry, after
spending the past eight months in
this city as science teacher in the
The Misses Merelyn Soloman
and Margaret Bennett, students
of Florida State College for Wo-
men at Tallahassee, were week-
end guests of Miss Louise Solo-
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer, Mr.
and Mrs. William Bragg and Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Rollins were visit-
ing Saturday in Panama City.
;Send your clothes to Creech
Brothers to be Dry Cleaned
way. We make your clothes
cleaner and completely odor-
,,.SEC cleaning leaves no oily
film to attract new dirt.
TAILORS and CLEANERS
'-We Call for and Deliver-
PHONE 102 Monument Ave.
POT* T.JE. FLORID
15-- Peope --15
No Increase In
ON THE SCREEN
ITrH ---- ^P^/^B. /.'
LON. RANGER CARTOON
OWL SHOW 10:30 P. M.
Bigger than "SON OF KONG"
FAYW .... pRUE ,CABOT
SUN., MON-MAY 7r8
ANN SHERIDAN :
BRUCE CABOT.FRANK /
McHUGH ALAN IALE -.'.' "
cIRO- O b- MIC cOiat. A WATkSET BROS. Picture
u *f The high school glee club takes
C hur hes this opportunity to thank the
ladies of the WPA sewing room
who so generously came to their
assistance in making uniforms for
the music festival held recently
MRS. GRIMSLEY HOSTESS in DeFuniak Springs.
TO WEDNESDAY CLUB Mrs. Erie Hickey, Director.
Members of the Wednesday ---
Bridge club were entertained this .Mr. and. Mrs. Charles Mahon of
week by Mrs. G. Grimsley at the Apalachicola were guests yester-
home of Mrs. P. D. Farmer at day of their sons, Roland and Lov-
"Oak Grove." Attractive vases of ett Mahon.
cut flowers were used for decora- d r
tions in the living room where Carlos Boyle returned to this
two tables were placed for play. city Wednesday .after spending
Following several progressions, a week in Gainesville.
prizes were awarded Paul James
Farmer, high, and Miss Sharit of
:THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, 'GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FR1bAY, NIAY-51-1" 903
.rI.Y MAY. 5. 3P
FLORIDA EXAMINES ITS ROADS AND
THE TRAFFIC THAT FLOWS
Florida's state wide, Highway density. Thus, the highway en-
Planning Survey was begun in 1936 gineer may determine at a glance
.under the direction of Walter M. the flow rate of motor vehicles
Parker, chief of the Division of over all the roads.
.Highway Planning. Because the tourist trade is of
Designed to provide the facts on such vital importance to Florida,
which a long-range, rationally special studies were made to see
planned highway program can be how many out-of-state cars enter
based, the Planning Survey is now Florida each day, where they come
nearing completion after three from, 'how long they stay and
years of extensive research, during where they go while in the State.
which approximately two hundred This study showed, for example,
technicians have been employed, that each day in the year, an aver-
.This gigantic research project has age of 4,045 out-of-state cars
been carried out at a cost of $400,- either enter or leave the state.
000, of which $350,000 was contrib- Who Uses the Roads
'uted by the Federal government. Then, in order that the Road De-
The survey is divided into three apartment may know where to build
.sections: roads that will best serve both
1. Rural Road Inventory, city people and country people, -a
2. Traffic Survey. survey was made of the road use
3. Financial Survey. habits of rural and urban resi-
Rural Road Inventories dents. Although the Florida data
Rural road inventories are the has not yet been analysed, studies
beginning. Through them, the made in other states show that
State and the counties are finding the main roads are everybody's
oit,, for the first time,, just how roads-both rural and urban' peo-
many miles of road they own. From ple use the main highways most.
these studies the road department In addition to counting traffic,
will have at its fingertips complete the Division of Highway Planning
data showing exact mileages and has made studies to determine just
physical conditloas. Every high- how muah the traffic weigh. that
way hazard will be- plotted on a flow over the roads, what'products
map, as will houses, farrt,. mines, move over the roads, where these
ftstories, schools, or anything else products come from' ad where
that may be the origin or delina- they are bound. Using 4 portable
tfon of traffic. scales called leadometers, and four
We must know what we now permanent pit scale stations, ac-
have, before we can predict future curte information has been gath-
needs, says Walter Parker. ered to help Florida's highway en--
Several states are, in addition, ginsers design roads fitted to the
conducting vehicle performance loads they must carry.
studies to determine road .trattic Because there has never been
capacities under varying condl- any accurate information on how
tions, grade climbing ability of much it has, coat Florida to own
loaded trucks, passing distances its highway system, or .who has
required at various speeds, ve- paid for if, financial surveys are
hide behavior as influenced by the vastly important and extremely
road itself, and studies to de- complex. As Walter Parker points
termine driver judgment in react- out, it is only by obtaining this in-
ting to emergencies. When com- formation that it will be possible
pleted, these data will be applic- to build safe, adequate roads with-
able to all states. out imposing undue tax burdens
It is expected that analysis of ex- on highway users.
Road use studies discovered that an average of 4,045 out-of-state cars
enter or leave Florida every day in the year.
Listing road conditions as they af-
fect traffic ::.ll enable engineers
to determine the responsibility of
the road in accidents and thus
make possible the assignment of
safety ratings to all roads.
Some idea of the 'magnitude of
surveying traffic in Florida can be
obtained if one realizes that'there
are some 425,000 motor vehicles
registered in Florida, cenorugh to
reach from Miami to Shanghai.
This section of the survey in-
volved in setting up .some 2,000
traffic count stations and a far-
flung organization to operate
them. Key stations were operat-
ed day and night for a year to de-
termine daily and seasonal traffic
fluctuations. Blanket count sta-
tions were set up to sample traffic
over all kinds of roads and ander
all kinds of conditions. One of the
most Interesting instruments devel-
oped for this work is the automatic
traffic counter-a mochinism
which focuses two parallel beams
of light.on photo-electric cells on
the opposite side of the road.
Passing cars interrupt the two
beams simultaneously, trip an elec-
tric relay switch which activates
the recording device. Pedestrians
Interrupt only cue lI am at a time
and so are not counted.
For graphic presentation, the
statewide traffic count has been
averaged and super-imposed on a
road map in. the form of bands,
varying in thickness with traffic
Who Pays the Bill
By digging into back records of
highway spending, it has been pos-
sible to discover what taxes have
been levied, what they have yield-
ed: what the farmer has paid and
what the city man has paid. Like-
wise, it has been determined what
these taxpayers got for their money
-how much went for construction
-how much for maintenance-
what proportion for all the differ-
ent classes of tracks on which au-
tomobiles run-and how much was
diverted to purposes unrelated to
And finally, information has been
obtained through road life studies
that will determine an annual cost
average for the various types of
road surfacing-from the time they
were opened to traffic until they
were retired because of worn out
or obsolete. These facts will make
it possible for the Road Depart-
ment to know what type of paving
will be most economical for each
All the information gathered in
these three major field studies-
Rural Road Inventory, Traffic Sur-
vey, Financial Survey-has been
sent into Tallahassee for tabula-
tion, correlation and final analysis.
The statewide Highway Planning
Survey has now reached its final
step-for it is from this correlated
material that the Division of High-
way Planning has evolved a long-
range, rationally planned highway
More than 20,000 species of -in- Japan requires gasoline to 'be
sects are known in the United mixed with 5 per cent of alcohol,
States, and of these more than and will Increase the amount un-,
'Pine Ridge Follies,' Western and 'King
Kong' Playing at Port Theater Saturday
Theatergoers have in store for
them at the Port theater tomor-
row one of the best all-around, pro-
grams to show here for many a
moon, which will include music
and fun on the stage, a western
screen thriller and a terrifying but
enthralling picture for the mid-
On the stage will be seen one
of. the best -known stage attrac-
tions in America in "The Pine
Ridge Follies.'. Music Is furnished
in both' the modern and back-
woods manner by the Pine Ridge
College Bandsters. A real treat
with lots of surprises is in. store
for those who enjoy good music.
The screen showing tomorrow
will be John Wayne in "Overland
Stage Raiders." which is replete
with many thrills for those who
LEWIS WOULD HAVE STATE
TAKE OVER 28 COUNTY ROADS
In a bill introduced in the house
by Representative E. Clay Lewis
of Port St. Joe, ana which has
been referred to the roads and
highways committee, 28 roads in
Gulf county are designated state
roads, to have all of the rights
and privileges of such highways.
The greater portion of the indi-
cated roads are very short and
lead to landings and fishing camps
along the Dead Lakes, intra-coas-
tal canal, Chipola river, Wefappo
creek and Searcy's creek.
An Arizona veterinarian has ap-
plied for a livestock brand in the
shape of a crutch. His herd con-
sists of 18 cows he found with
broken legs, in a shipment from
Mexico. He placed the legs in
casts and saved their lives.
DR. J, C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St, Joe
Glasses fitted when needed
Made In Our Own Laboratory
All Work Unconditionally
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
DR. G. T. NEWBERRY
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
"ICng Kong," rated the most
novel and thrilling of spectacles,
will be seen on the screen at the
owl show Saturday night.
This is the pilcure of the pre-
historic monster, millions of years
old, who was found in hitherto
undiscovered tropical jungles, cap-
tured and brought to America for
exhibition, escaped-to terrify all
New York-and incidentally to re-
main near the lovely girl (Fay
Wray) whose" beauty had stirred
the tenderest response in the
breast tof the savage anthropoid,
"King Kong" is 50 feet high.
For Each and Every Bottle
Sof Milk or Cream We Deliver
Is Protected With a
Pasteurized for Your
weighs more than 15 tons, has
arms and paws .the size of steam
shovels and charges about with
almost incredible speed. He hurls
-street cars, automobiles and hu-
man beings into the air as.if they
were so much chaff.
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong
and Bruce Cabot are featured in
this enthralling picture.
A nurse writes that she
suffered from frequent
headaches. Nothing stop-
ped them until a friend re-
commended DR. MILES
NERVINE She says Nery-
ine stops headaches before
they get a good start
Three generations have
found DR. MILES NERV-
INE effective for
ness due to Nervous Ir-
ritability, Nervous In-
Get DR. MILES NERV-
INE at your drug store.
Large b tl. LQO, Small btl 25
Large pkg. 75*, Small pkg. 35
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MAY 5 1939
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
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word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains,
PROGRESS IN REVERSE
For half a dozen years the recovery theory
practiced in Washington has been based on
an analogy between the national economy
and a hand pump. The theory has been that
if a hand pump can be made to produce wa-
ter by priming it, the national economy can
be made to function by priming it with dol-
lars to produce more dollars.
From the beginning, economists have been
of the opinion that although priming might
work on a hand piump, it could not be made
to pump recovery out of the well. And after
six years the experimenters apparently have
not been convinced that the analogy is a
false one. They are still pouring billions into
the economy pump with no more show of
concern than a farmer pouring a bucket of
water into a hand pump.
And what hlave behn the rewards of the
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN priming theory? The national industrial con-
By the time this appears in print, the legis- ference board is authority for the following
lature probably will be deep .in the intricacies figures after a study of the primed economy
of figuring out a budget to operate the state pump: For every $3 poured into the pump,
for the coming two years. Prior to 1937 the only $2 has been returned.
general practice of legislative sessions was. During 1934-38, inclusive, this study finds,
to determine how much tax money could be the administration has increased the national
raised, then appropriate what -was believed debt by $14,00000,000,0.. Those billions have
available. The 1937 -legislattie reversed this gone for pump-priming. Biit itistead of.caus-
procedure, and totaled up its appropriation ing an increase in the national incoine which,
needs before att:emiptt to decide where the'according to the pump-priming advocates;
money was to c fni from. .,. should have resulted, the income was only
li spite of this try at balancing acco~uts, $9,000,X,000..0
a total-of $6,300,00 was called dfo for wlhic This is what we wtld' call cawthirng a
there were.-no funds available, according to ,two-pound fish, using a thtee-pound fish for'
a report issued by Cormptroller Jim Lee; In- bait.
dications would lead us: to believe that the
present legislature is following this same EMBARRASSING SITUATION
When the btte e b Washington is having addititonal troubles
or revenue sources e- as a result of the Europearn turmoil. In fact,
gins (if it hasn't already started), the fate, it is downrit embarr or om off
of the 1939 legislature will be at stake. Many cials. downright emarrasing orr is te of$,-
of the members have future political ambi- cials. Center of the new worry is the $20,-
000 mosaic floor of the new multi-million
tions, and the results of this session can make olla ostoffice department building. T
or break a lot of careers. dollar postoffice departmentef building. The
~orra oto aer ek a 1 11 c' ; mosaic is a. large map of the world.
The chief political problem facinglea mosaic is a. large map of the world.
The chief poietal pr m f n' each When the floor was laid four years ago,
legislator is enter to ote for appropria- Austria, Albania and Czechoslovakia were
tions for the' measures passed, or vote against countries in; Europe. Today they are only
all new appropriations and cut present ex- memories of mapmakers. The mosaic, how-
pendiftires in order to keep withiri the pres- m o m mae Th hw
pndt res~nu rde o keep withithe ever, is a map that can not be altered. Aus-
If e f o o1s tle'r first. coue e' wl e ,tria, Albania and Czechoslovakia appear in
,I If he follows the ,first course he' will re- "r-co s toe"
ceiv, the approval of pressure groups repre- bright-colored stones.
entg approval of pressure g.fops repre- Officials are debating whether it is best to
sending large blocks of voters; if he follows' e
the la-tter course he will get the a of tear up their $20,000 ornament or let time
e l 'ouget the approval of and shuffling feet wear out the boundary
those who favor reduced expenditures. There -
hse lex. T e ines--or wait for about ten years and then'
is no happy medium, as none but a wiZard
is no ppy medium, as none but a wiza make the other alterations that apparently
could make the present income tit expendi-are bound to co
tures. .are bound o come
tures. : .' :'; : ... ***
The following is taken from Frank A. Ken-
nedy's column, "Washington Treadmill": "At
the insistence of the powerful Texas delega-
tion several years ago, congress authorized
establishment of a federal marine experi-
mental laboratory 'on the Texas Gulf coast.'
The laboratory now is operating efficiently
and unostentatiously on Santa Rosa Island,
in Congressman Millard Caldwell's district.
How the gentleman from Milton executed
this piece of horse-thievery isn't quite clear.
It is clear, however, that the eyes of Texas
were focused elsewhere when the Caldwellian
The roses in front of The Star office are
the envy of City Clerk Tomlinson, his hav-
ing received a bovine set-back recently. We
boast to him so much of our roses that we
begin to suspect that some dark night he
might be inclined to lead a cow down this
way just to close our trap.
Looks like our mayor will soon have to
proclaim a clean-up day, the way the weeds
are springing up as the result of these salu-
brious spring days we are enjoying. And he
might add "paint-up" to his proclamation.
We had heard a lot about Ferdinand the
Bull and attended the theater Monday night
with great expectations-but we were ter-
ribly disappointed. Mickey Mouse and the
Three Little 'Pigs still remain oVr favorite.
The Tallahassee Democrat in a front page
story Monday on the gas tax diversion meas-
ure now before the legislature, carried this
as a sub-head: "$140,g00,g00 Needed." That's
a tol'ably large amount of "goo, goo," and it
behooves us to query just what the state
road department would do with it after they
" Benjamin Franklin, in his "Poor Richard's
Almanac" back in 1758 made this declaration:
"It would be thought a hard government that
should tax its People one-tenth Part of their
Time, to be employed in its Service." Won-
der what Ben would think if he were here
today and found taxation eating up 22 per
cent of the national income?
-1 Add this Confusing Language: Wisdom
teeth have nothing to do with wisdom, and
you can't see with "eye" teeth. So what?-
Florida Times-Union. Looks like we'll just
have to let the chips fall where they may.
Sitti In 'With the
By GILSIftT b.. LEACH
Fiietd* NMwe siicct
Told you last week we intended
.to settle some questions up.here
pronto and get down. to the real
serious business of fixing the
state affairs for another two years.
Well, we settled several exas-
perating things that aroused the
ire of a few foIks Here and thete.
Then we gave a. lot oft time to
let some of the big boys air their
grievances. They've got a lot of
high-priced gab, that simply has to
be let loose or the boys back
home wouldn't ever think of em-
ployin' 'em again.
Now you taks thid racing inves-
tigatioh, for instance. This so-
called "investigation" anld hearar
ing" gave the boys a chance to
catch up with thefr "home work."
All the time this coiffmittee was
investigating the racing situation,
there were more tnan two dozen
senators out in other committee
meetings disposing of bills num-
bered from A 'to 'zzard. It WaS a
godsend to them. And that's why
they've so nearly caught up with
their schedule and why bills are
coining out as fast as they are, or
-in some instances-getting their
necks wrung in committee hear-
Here we are starting on the
second lap' of the two-month race
and several of the horses have
fallen out. Right now we ought to
feel confident in saying that the
store tax is going to be off. That
half of one per cent has been
more bother thaui it was Worth,
especially to the storekeepers, and
they'll heave a big sigh of relief
to see it gone. The only tax, that
has been offered to take its place
is one to tax eogarets "at the
source" and raise approximately
the same amount. Personally, I
don't see any other way now for
the store tax to be met except
that eigaret ta*.
In Maine, a bill passed by the house of Like we told you, folks are go-
representatives would permit the sale of ing to have to pay their taxes. So
liquor to Indians, with reservations.-Atlanta you can expect them, to begin
right now to look into their as-
Constitution: Looks like an Indian in Maine sessments and see wietler they're
without a reservation would be out o' luck. oeing soaked or treated like
their neighbors. They wrangled
The repeated discovery by South American ell over the house about this
explorers of new and higher waterfalls leads coddling of the delinquent tax-
Sayer and the best that cold be
to the belief that there are rival publicity mustered, in his favor was a slight
bureaus at work .down there. Hartford c;,.nce of slipping something by
Courant. later in the session. And Clay
LeWliae of ort St. Joe- tried to
make- it take eOMfitlIt of the
lel$flaeit to f it edd e thBtf. Boy!
te1ey're flxi'0t: cdituect tAsrst'tr
wrI ? o tttf
TKE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF' COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1939
SNdwi foar a I:i .ldot. Shots
Mflk. board Mt'- 'is stil % U title
sour ... slots have as' many 'lives
as a cat--and wiln .eed theb: all,
maybe more ga4 tat has
'ti'ought a lot of fo!ks up herel whi
didn't find anything to advocate
:or oppose when they got here
. plumbers and barbers and
beauticians and employment agen-
cy folks and a lot of others have
been here 'looking for "boogers,"
but only a' ew ailf-grown spooks
could be unearthed there are
a lot of two-bit bills that nobody
but the one .who asked the mem-
ber to introduce them understood
or expected' to -become law..
There's a liquor lobby here all
the time, but up to now all its
troubles have been little ones.
The drug stores got upset last
week about the proposal to make
them serve their hot dogs in a
separate room, 'but .that's one of
the 'bills that can be put out with-
out a general alarm. There it less
"freak stuff" in this session than
I ever saw either in Florida, Ken-
tucky, California, Indiana, Georgia
or Alabama-reciting legislatures
I have "sat in" upon.
Proposal Put Forward By Starke
Senator Would Affect Citi-
zens Over Sixty
Florida would have a Townsend
plan all it's own for citizens over
60 years of age if Senator Charley
E. Johns of Starke has his way.
in the' matter.
The senator from Starke last
Friday introduced in the senate a
bill which would call for a 3 per
cent transaction tax, the proceeds
from which he estimated would
be $100.000,000 a year. He would
give the citizens of 60 years and
over $200 a month, under a "must
spend In Florida" plan.
To be eligible to receive the
pension a man or woman would
have to be 60 years of age, hav"
been a citizen of Florida for at
least five years, the application
would have to be approved by the
county commissioners of the
home county, and the recipient
must not "engage in any gainful
pursuit." The measure provides
that the money could be spent for
virtually any purpose In Florida
(Continued from Page 1)
Gene Wellington, Wayne Wagner,
Alton McKeithen, Buford McDan-
iel, Benton Kelly, Ellis Larrimore,
Thomas Farris, Elzie Gay, Billy
White, Roy Hill, Doris Thursby,
Juanita Maddox, Marjorie Smith,
David Malone, Haywood Walker,
Noah Sarvis; Margaret Mincey,
Betty Jean Thurman, Doris Jones,
Carolyn Gangneiux, Mildred Me-
Mullin, Dorothy Minus, Norma
Jeaj. Lewis, Peggy Hardy, Sara
Brinson, Cecil Sewell, George Su-
ber, Joe Wells, Charles Smith,
Howell Roberts, Tommy Owens,
Archie Nations, Harry Kaupp, H.
L. Hatton, Charles Guilford, Alex
Fillingim, Gene Fan-is, Bobby
Credle, R. S. Carver.
Fifth to Sixth
Joyce Fuller, Sara Jo Costin,
Jerry Sowers, Geraldine Parker,
Betty Sue McPhaul, Sara Horton,
Edna Collingsworth, Francis Bur-
gess, Margaeet- Smith,, Joan Mc-
Keithen, Dudley Powell, Wade
Barrier, Byrd QC.pps, Luther-Car-
den, Monzelle Roberts, Jack Ham-
'inock, John Sealey, Tommy"Hull,
Hugh: lcPherson, Ecie Williams,
Dessie' Lee Brock, Billy Knowling,
James Maddox, L. C.'Davis, John
Henry Hardy,. Huel Crockett, Ben-,
jatnin Collier, Caris Bishop,. Joan
Smith,. Joy.,..McDbunough, ..tra
Henry, Edna '*Hatrrison;, '.' Evelyn
Gay, Lavola Fore and. Annie Lou
Edenfield, 'Odeal Oarter, Richard
Brown, Bernice .Ansley:
'Sixth to Seventh.-
Dorothy .Hail, Frenchy Wooden,
Grady Plaiye~r Charles Spenhe',
Oa'rl Gailiord, Lois Davis, :'lyrtle-
Davidson,. Jewel McMillin, Ouida
Martin, Fran~s Rhaieis, Mkaitha
Brinson,' Doris- alker, Teresa Ed-
wards, Jew 'e. Faircloth, Irene.
Henry, Ernm Smith, Fred Dun-
lap, James ey, Mildred Wright.
Seven to Eighth
Hazel Cason, ois Brown, Videll
Maddox, Olivia Carter, Margaret
Harrison, Mary Helen Gangneiux.
Alma Jean Hinson, Bertha Mad-
dox, Lois Manasco, Tom Parker,
Jr., Georgia' Smiley, George Na-
tions, Evelyn Strange, Charles
McCloud, Don Marietta, Carolyn
Trammell, Malcolm-Kaser, George
Wimberly, Ellis Stephens, Alfred
Rhames, Otho Powell, Luther Ful-
ler, Betty Streetman.
How They Stand
Here are' the latest guberna-
torial prognostications as compiled
by A. W. Morrison of Miami:
W. McL. Christie .......... 5to 1
Pat Whitaker .............. 8to.1
W. C. Hodges. .......... 9 to 1
D. Stuart Gillis .... ......:10' to 1
Fred L. Touchton- ........ 12 to 1
Fuller Warren ............. 12 to 1
J. Turner Butler .........12 ttol
G. Pierce Wood ...........15to 1
Lex Green ... ........-.... 18 to 1
Jerry Carter ...............S to 1
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin at-
tended, the. funeral ou Herbert
Drummond in St. Andrews Wed-
I.. P. Sapp of Par.t:na City was
a business visitor in this city
Little Miss Marg.e Smith left
Sunday for Tallahassee to visit
with her grandparents.
It pays to advertise-try
It pays to advertise-try it!
Spend the week-end
West Florida's best fis
BOATS With or wit
out guide-at reasonable
rates. .. Hotel ac-
commodations within the
means of everyone.
J. 0. 'Jim' SMTH I
Tradp SUleet News
Sunday, May 7, will be the last
roundup before the slaughter. One
more practice, round left before
the shoot with the Airmen from
Pensacola. We need more round-
ups before that date, but they
can't be had. Be sure and be on
hand Sunday to have your last
tries before the meet. Some may
not need much practice, but some
SFollowing are the results of
last Sunday's shoot:
Tries H L Av.
Rowan ......... 75 59 16 19.67
Bernal ......... 75 57 18 19.00
Kenney, Sr; ... 50 37 13 18.50
kenney, Jr..... 50 36 14 18.00
Pridgeon ...... 25 17 8 17.00
E'els .......... 25 13 12 13.00
Watts ........ 100 49 51 12'.25
Soue, ......... 125. 60 65 12.00
Tppe .... 2"5 11 14 11.00
Ward ......... 125 51 74 10.20
-Smith .......... 25. 9' 16 9.00
: .. .. ,.T at ; .-
Bi'nal .........-25 23 2 23.00
Tapper ......... 75 59 16 .19.67
SKenney, Sr .. 75 57 18 10.00
Pi idgeoh ..:.: 2' 16' ..9 16.00
E ell .......... 50 32, 18 16.00
Smith ...'....... 25 15 10 15.00
Eells .......... 25 12 13.- 2 0' )
Rowan ........ 25 11 14 11.00
Bsh" .... ..... ~ 6" 10 21.67
Collins .,..'..':' 75 6S9 7 22:67
The' last two, marksmen were
guests from Tallahassee: .
In the skeet shoot Sunday, Doc
Norton produced a two-barrel-pop-
gun, bat at that he got three. Ed
Pridgeon, at station.. 8: "This just
can't be done." But ne finally
made believe he was in a : dove
field and proceeded to bust 'em.
George Tapper finally got one
rom the low house.
After all the smoke had cleared
away, up popped some ladies who
proceeded to bust.a few:.of them.
After a few more rounds they
will be pretty good.
Remember! Sunday is the last
day before the big shoot. Be on
hand and bring your friends. Don't
forget that, we have to shoot the
whole naval air force on May 14.
Mrs. W. A. Smith and. Mrs. Huel
Crockett spent Monday, in Pan-
A British writer describing fal-
conry, calls it the "golf and ten-
nis of Tudor times."
HOUSES FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Two 3-room and one
4-room houses at Beacon Hill.
Reasonable terms. St. Joe Lum-
ber Company. It
FOR RENT-New houses at Bea-
con Hill. Front lot facing Gulf.
Furnished, 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; cei;ed 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. .
Trv 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
CAUSE OF PRESENT-DAY ILLS
Too muilh 'oats and too much
Too much corn and too much
Too much cotton and too much
Too many hours that we don't
Too many highways, too many
Too many people behind the bars.
Too much poverty, too much
Too many.people in ill-health;
Too :n;.ny politics,
Too many wearing
Too many loafing, too
Too many failing to
Too mary spending their dough
Too many talking of European
Too many i living beyond their
Too many buying canned corn and
Too maiy' sowing their crop of
w ild oats,
Too many candidates after votes.
Too many people who' don't give
Too many people looking to
.ion.s, 14; f'ulp Mill, 2.
Next Week's Games
Monday-Power House vs. Pulp
Tuesday-Lions vs. Chemists.
Wednesday-Chemists vs. Pulp
Thursday Power House vs.
SHARIT ASKS' ELEVATOR
An appropriation of not more
than $10,000 for the installation of
a passenger elevator in the Martin
building, Tallahassee,. which con
tains the state road department
and .several other state offices,
was proposed.'Tuesday in the sen-
ate by, Senator Joe Sharit of this-
city. The money would come from
the motor vehicle license expense,
the measure provides.
S AbO.lt Yo r ..
FRE'H WATER FISHING
D LDWAY PARK
J 1t If 'he- HEART 3f.thd
DeJ* clL-kses Fishixg Area
'Gul ."o ,ntv's north line"'cuts'
the Dead'.Lalkes',at the
Meet Your Friends At.
MDWi D WV.A Y' P:A R K
v.h.n tic season opens June 1.
On the Wate'front
J. -H. SHOEMAKER and
'J. P. BRANTON, Proprietors
'; W1W.AHITCHKA. FLORIDA'
s Time 'To
Where the food is of the.
best where the service
is prompt and efficient -
. and where you get
- BEER and WINES -
Uncle Sam; "Lefty" Wadswortn, Joe Lang- ;
Too many poets, too much prose, ford and "Shorty" Langford spent
Too many girls without under- Sunday in Panama City.
Too much reform, foo much law, FOR OVER 0 YE' B .
It's the darnedest mess you ever Almost since the War Be-teian
saw. the States, Wintersmith's Tofiie
-Valdosta Times. has been widely used for the relief
-- of Malaria,.and as a General Tonic.
SAll .over the South, for nearly four
Scientists have developed trans-, generations, w.ii.or of people h'z-.
parent food wrappers of tightly- known and trusted Wintersmith's.
stretched rubber to encase prod- Get a bottle TODAY. and give it
ucts in a skin-tight, air-free con- a chance to convince YOU, t.po.
S-- .--+ -_ TSE&Sa1BsS
Rev. Glion Bensun ;f Apalachi- PF :
cola visited friends here Tuesday.
Here's REAL QUALITY...and what a BUY!
A big family-size refrigerator with striking new
Westinghouse design .. all-steel cabinet;. .1
durable, high-bake Duha finish... all-porcelain:
interior, easy-to-clean ;. scientific. shelf arrange-
nieft, .: famous ECONOMIZER Sealed-in
Mechanism with forced-draft cooling and 5-Year,
Protection Plan. All this backed by Westinghouse
....your assurance of long, dependable se~yice! ,
COME IN AND' SAVE...ON THIS WESTINGHOUSE
PHONE 56 Port St. Jo
e, a; Vi*a.'
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THE STA-k. PO'RT ST. JOE,' GULF"60*U'NTY, 'FL'ORIDA'
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1939
Dick:, "Hmmm-so you're plan-
Soft Ballning to write a real down-to-earth
Sft Ball League story?"
St d* Bobby.: "Sure. It's about a para-
Standings chute jumper."
W' L Pct Government biologists say that
Lions ....... 3 0 1 cougar attacks on human beings
L mists ...........-. 3 0 1.000 are r:'e, though they figure in
Chemists- 3... 3 1 .750 back. o:s terror tales.
Power House ........ 1 3 .250' ____ -----
Pulp Mill ............ 0 3 .000 Skimml i as rich in calcium
Skim milk; is as rich in calcium.
Results of This Week's Games
Chemists, ,7; Pulp Mill, 5 s w e mk.
Lions, 16; Power House, II.
Chemists, 12; PoweriHouse, 10. ERASE the DOUBT
FRIDAY, MAY 5. 1939
Cosmic Rays Feature New York Fair
U. S. Asked To
Pay Land Tax
Measure Introduced In Congress
Would Give Ten Florida Coun-
ties $64,786 Per Year
A bill introduced in congress by
Representative Colmer of Missis-
sippi would require the federal
government to pay annually to 10
counties in Florida 3 per cent of
the actual purchase price of land
acquired under the reforestation
and Banklhead-Jones farm tenancy
acts. This would bring in $64,786
to the 10 counties in this state
in which the federal government
has acquired lands for reforesta-
Colmer's tabulation of reforesta-
tion purchases in the Third con-
gressional district by counties is
Franklin county ........... 21,656
Liberty county ............255,570
Okaloosa county ........... 63,382
Santa Rosa county ......; 27,267
Walton county ........... 29,f99
This acreage was purchased by
the government at a total cost of
Liberty county In particular is
hard-hit by this reforestation plan,
and while provisions of the pres-
ent elgislation the counties are to
recelce. 25 per cent of the gross
receipts from timer and other
assets sold by the forest service
from these lands, the people in
the meanwhile have been deprived
of a livelihood.
This would 'be ampie remunera-
tion 25 years from now after the
timber has developed, but the im-
mediate difficulty is that there is
no provision made for the period
before this timber reaches a mern
BILL AIMED AT JUKESS'
A bill has been introduced in tbe
legislature which would prohibit
operation of "any mechanical mu-
sical instrument in any public
place in tire state of Florida out-
side of an incorporated town,
where wine, whiskey or beer is
sold." The bil is particularly
aimed at -so-called "juke joints."
Cabbage eaten by the ancient
Greeks and Romans did not 'head'
but was more like kale.
eC SEE OIrm
St. Joe Concrete
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
CHARLES LEWIS,: Mgr.
iW YORK-Striking photo of Theme Center of New York World's Fair as it will look at night as
' gIi..ax to a spectacular demonstration of light-and-sound created by the use of Cosmic Rays.
Visitor Astounded STATE DEPARTMENT
OF LABOR CREATED
By Growth of City BY LEGISLATURE
A state department of labor
State Chamber of Conimerne Rep- was created for Florida Tuesday
resentative Marvels At Prog- when the house passed a senate
ress Made In Three Years bill setting up the department to
administer all labor laws except
MajorA. E. Barnett of Tallahas- those administered by the Florida
see, field representative of the Industrial Commission.
Florida State Chamber of Corn- -___
merce, was a visitor in Port St. ALIBI FOR PROOFREADERS
Joe Tuesday and expressed great
amazemnt at athe growth of this "There are 10,000 pieces of type
city during the past three years. used in a single newspaper col-
"I could hardly -elieve it was umn; there are seven possible
the same town," said Major Bar- wrong positions for each letter;
nett. "I came through here three there are 70,000 chances to make
years ago and there was nothing errors and millions of possible
but two or three small stores, a transpositions. In the sentence,
filling Itatibn and the hotel. Truly 'To be or not to be,' 2,759,022 er-
your growth is amazing and I can rors can be made by transposi-
see now where your claim as tions alone."-Kingston Standard.
'Northwest Florida's future indus- We don't know where the King-
trial center' is substantiated." ston Standard got its information.
Major Barnett stated that the The editor must have had a quiet
state chamber will place a repre. day to figure it all out and we are
sentative in this section and that not going to check him up. The
henceforth the body is going to fact remains that every piece of
devote considerable time to the printing of any size is made up
publicizing and development of of thousands or millions of pieces
this section of the state which has of type. Add to the millions of
.been long neglected in that re- chances of making a mistake, the
ct natural cussedness of the com-
c_______.__ positor, and the fact that the hu-
BUILDING PERMITS man eye has a strong tendency to
-- -U 1. -, -1-A .. .. +1%
The following building permits
were issued this week by City
Clerk M. P. Tomlinson:
C. A. LeHardy, 3-room dwelling;
see wnat the mind expects it to
see rather than what is actually
in front of it, and you have the
explanation of the fact that there
-~ -4- -f~niceo uin nt
Work to Speed
Up, Says Wood
Legislature Should Get On Appro-
priation Bill Next Week, Ac-
cording To Speaker
TALLAHASSDE, May 4 (FNS)
-With the dismissal of the Dade
county suit that impounded ap-
proximately $750,000 in the coun-
ties' race track revenue, leaders
of the legislature predict that the
fifth week of the session would
find both branches speeding up
work on major appropriations and
Speaker G. Pierce Wood told the
Florida News Service that he be-
lieved his division would first ap-
prove the appropriations bill and
then take up revenue-raising
"We should get in the appropri-
ations bill next ,week," Speaker
Wood said, "The question of pro-
viding the revenue will follow as
a matter of course."
Only one new revenue bill of
major classification is before the
legislature. It would levy a tax on
cigarets. But plans were afoot to
place a general sales tax bill on
committee dockets during the ses-
sion's fifth week so that the
measure might be ready for con-
sideration, it it is found all
sources, new and proposed, are
insufficient to finance govern-
Lemon Butts, 19-room hotel in any size in which at least one er- ment.
colored quarters; $1800. ror cannot be found.-Typo-Talks. Ne i
_____ New grade school buildings in
Florida's climate is sub-tropic; A coyote and a bighorn sheep, New York city are to be eight
it's northern boundary lies. 100 trapped on an island. in the Boul- stories tall in a central tower,
miles farther south than the der Dam region, were recently re- with elevators capable of carry-
southern boundary of California. portedto be living peaceably. ing a whole class at a e.
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when the ink is dry?
Will It Be
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Hidden Under Shrubbery?
Blown Against the Hedge?
Just Rubbish On the Lawn?
Thrown Into the Waste Basket?
f Consumed by the Trash Burner?
Or Will It Be
# Under the reading lamp inside the
4 home-a cherished and INVITED
member of the family circle? .
"- This is where your message will be
if inserted in The Star, which is a
J welcome visitor in the homes of
f Port St. Joe.
The Star is ordered and is not an unwelcome in-
truder on the prerhises. It is eagerly awaited by
the reader, who desires to keep abreast of the
happenings in this section-including news con-
cerning merchandise-prices offered by stores and
firms. Nothing else can take its place as an ad-
vertising medium and business getter for you-
nothting else can compare with it in cost of pros-
pect-coverage or results obtained. The Star has
"reader interest." Advertising, to be effective,
must have quality as well as quantity.
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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