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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: June 2, 1939
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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 taitest grow.
Ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


THE


STAR


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


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Floria's Future Industrial Center


VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA, FFRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939 NUMBER 33


Florida Is Now Facing

Bankruptcy, Says Wood


City Will Be

Host Soon To


Old Fiddler

Fiddler's Convention Is Creatil
Interest In All Sections of
Northwest Florida

According to advance noticE
being received, the convention
old-time fiddlers to be held in th
city on June 9 under auspices
the American Legion, will dra
addicts of th'e rosin and horseha
from all parts of Northwest Flo
Ida and south Alabama,
Invitations to attend have bee
mailed to every known fiddler 1
this neck o' the wooos, the could
tryside has been plentifully pla
tered with posters telling of th
affair, and every newspaper here
S-.abouts has. carried at least _-
.jtory about the shindig.
SFirst prize for tne best fiddle
will be $10; second prize, $7.51
Sand third prize, $5. No entry fe
will be made for those desiring t
-compete for the prizes, but
small admission charge will b
made for spectators in order t
meet expenses.
The convention, which is to b(
held. in 'the Ceit rntBl u'ditoriunm
will be followed by a round an
square dance, with music fur
nished by an orchestra selected
from the fiddling contestants ant
their accompanists.
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Memorial Day

Is Observed

Address of Day Is Delivered By
Clyde Mayhallof Marianna
Legion Post

For the second time in history
as far as it is known, Memorial
Day was observed Tues'day in Port
St. Joe when Gulf County Post
116, American Legion, held serv-
ices at the band stand in the
park.
The services opened with a
number by the Port St. Joe high
school band, followed with the in-
vocation' by Rev. D. E. Marietta
and a hymn by the audience,
"Holy, Holy, Holy." Another num-
ber was rendered by the band
and Commander T. M. Schneider
of the local post introduced the
speaker of the day, Clyde Mayhall
of Marianna.
Mr. Mayhall, a member of Ham-
ilton Allen Smith Post No. 100,
American Legion, Marianna, took
for his main theme "American-
ism" and strongly stressed the
fact that today there are too many
other "isms" in 'America and that
upon occasions like Memorial
Day we should stop and consider
that if it had not been for those
who are remembered on this day
there would be no "Americanism."
The Band played another num-
ber, the hymn, "God Be With You
'Till We Meet Again' was sung,
"Taps" was beautifully sounded


T -
DISAGREES WITH CONE THAT
NEW TAXES ARE NOT
NECESSARY

In an address delivered before
the house of representatives Wed-
nesday, Speaker G. Pierce Wood
of Port St. Joe disagreed with
Governor Cone's frequent state-
ment that no new taxes are neces-
sary and that Florida faces bank-
ruptcy -unless the legislature pro-
vides millions of added revenues.
The state cabinet, charged with
responsibility to operate state in-
stitutions, called Speaker Wood
and President J. Turner Butler of
the senate to a conference and
informed them new revenues are
necessary because -the state now
has an actual cash deficit of $1,-
500,000. Governor Cone did not at-
tend the conference.
Wood told the house that -the
present $1,500,000 deficit is for
--unpaid bills and services already
rendered. Prospective revenues for
general government, he said, are
about $6,000,000 a year. Against
his he listed costs of $5,525,000 to
,operate the state hospital, state
prison, corrective institutions, the
colleges and the courts. This total
would not include costs of operat-
ing constitutional; Offices nor in-'
clude,the $1.400.'00 extra for pub-
lic scho6ls, or alir-hing extra for
old age pensions.''" '
"It is distasteful for me to have
to differ with your chief execu-
tive," said Wood, "and certainly
I do want it understood that there
is nothing critical in my remarks.


But I would be derelict in my du-
ties if I did not tell you that the


Statement about the state of Flor
ida not needing money, needing
no more taxes, is not based on
y facts.
"I want you to know facts, and
I don't want you to send to your
schools and to those old people
about whom you are so much con-
cerned!, a rubber check. And I
t tell you now, that unless some-
thing is done about this matter,
the state is going to operate on
Rubber checks."
Wood had previously told the
cabinet that the house had voted
down revenue-producing bills be-
cause the governor constantly had
said the state needed no new
taxes.
"Passing a bill is no pleasant
task when the man must go back
home and face his people, realiz-
ing that he will be clubbed with
the statement that the governor
said no new taxes were needed,"
said. Wood.
He called the financial situation
critical and said' it is "a damned
tragedy" for the state to be un-
able to meet its obligations.
Whatever is done about finances
by the legislature must be done
today, or else after the clock is
stopped, for the regular 60-day
session ends tonight at midnight.
Governor Cone has served no-
tice that he will not sign special
appropriations 'and will not allow
money to be withdrawn from the
treasury except for essential op-
erations.


by Joe Lilienfeld and the bene- -___
diction given by Rev. H. F. Beaty. ON APPROPRIATIONS GROUP
Immediately following the serv-
ices, which were. held shortly af- Representative E. Clay Lewis of
ter noon, members of the Ameri- Port St. Joe was named Wednes-
can Legion, the Auxiliary and in- day by Speaker G. P. Wood as a
-ited guests repaired to the 'Cen- member of the conference com-
tennial building to partake of a mittee to work on the joint ap-
Memorial Day. luncheon. propriations' bill of $10,00,000.


Dendy Resig s

As County Judg

Governor Cone Appoint) Thoma
R. L. Carter of Thic City
To Seat

According to an Associate
Press dispatch yesterday, Thoma
R. L. Carter of this city has bee
named by Governor Fret P. Con
as Gulf county judge t succee
R. Alton Dendy, resigned.
Neither Judge Dend nor Mr
Carter could be reached last eve
ning for statements.


To Dedicate New

Church Sunday

Dedication Services Will Be Held
At Presbyterian Church At
Three O'Clook

Dedication services it the new
Presbyterian church will be held
next Sunday, June 4, at 3 o'clock
in the afternoon, with H. B
Dowell and Guy M. Beaty as the
main speakers.
Local ministers nave been re
quested to make short talks at this
time on appropriate topics. Mem-
bers of the chcoirs of the other
churches, in the city are requested
to form a choir for the occasion.
Everyone, not only members of
the local churches, but those not
members of any church, are
urged by the. minister, Rev. H. F.
Beaty. to be present 'at the dedi-
cation service of this beautiful
house of worship.

Harold Colee

Visitor Here


g President of State Chamber of
S Commerce Delivers Short
Address

Giving but two hours' notice of
Shis intention to stop over in Port
SSt. Joe, Harold, Colee. president of
Sthe Florida State Chamber of
Commerce, accompanied by Col.
A. E. Barnett and H. Spear of
Tallahassee, stopped in .this city
for an hour or so Tuesday and
delivered -a brief address before a
small audience in the new Masonic
hall.
Mr. Colee told briefly of activi-
ties of the .state chamber and of
Iuture plans and anticipated de-
velopments. He, had high praise
for Port St. Joe anc forecast a
rosy future for.this city.
News of Mr.' Colee's visit was
received at 2 o'clock Tuesday by
J. L. Kerr and the state president
and his party 'arrived at 3:30 in
the afternoon, giving scant time
to notify all of those who might
be interested in hearing his talk.

McRAE APPOINTED
Among gubernatorial appoint-
ments approved last Friday by
the senate was that of L. D. Mc-
Rae as state's attorney for the
14th circuit for four years, begin-
ning July 31. The circuit includes g
Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Bay,
Jackson and Calhoun counties.
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Terminal Warehouse

Is Opened Thursday


House Refuses

To Abolish the

AdValorem Tax

Substitution of Gross, Receipts
Levy Is Rejected By Lack
Of Majority


The house joined the senate
Wednesday night in authorizing
a constitutional amendment to
r be submitted to the voters in
1940 to abolish state real estate
taxes, now 3%/ mills on the dol.
d lar. The vote was 65 to 18.

For the second time Wednesday
the Florida house declined to
w abolish ad valorem taxes, a mi-
d -nority preventing adoption of a
Constitutional amendment substi-
Stuting use of gross receipts levies.
S During the fight for the pro-
posal, Speakf' G. P. Wood came
- down from the rostrum to join in,
but the vote was 50 to 43, lacking
Four votes of having the three-
fifths necessary for constitutional
amendments. A somewhat similar
proposal was beaten by the house
last week.
.'No property can escape taxa-
tion under this proposal except
homesteads," said Speaker. Wood.
He said the state's present tax
structure has broken down and
"until you have an expression of
the people on the question, this
legislature and succeeding legisla-
tures are helpless. Until we can
get such an expression, cities and
counties must stumble along as
they do now.
"You cant show me why under
this amendment those with heavy
investments won't pay more taxes
than they do now," said Wood.
Representative Collins of Leon
county said: "Don't submit this
suggestion to the people because
it is wrong.' He called the pro-
posal unclear and said' that taxes
would be heavy should the amend-
ment be ratified by the voters.
"No such scheme has ever been
tried," he continued. "It is a wild
dream-a nightmare."
Before the final vote, Represen- 0
tative E. Clay Lewis of PoPrt St.
Joe said the amendment would
permit taxes on gross receipts
from the sale or rental of land
and upon the use value.
When the house considered the
previous ad valorem amendment, I
it was defeated by opponents
tacking on provisions for a vote
by the electorate on validating r
income andi inheritance taxes. t
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HEAT CAUSES CHIEF TO a
DON LIGHT HARDWARE
Chief of Police Troy Jones cus- d
tomarily carries on his hip a .44 c
calibre Smith & Wesson revolver
with a six-inch barrel-a nifty o
shootifeg iron. But yesterday he a
appeared on the streets toting a T
"Bulldog" .38 with about a two- i
inch barrel. I
"It's due to the heat, not the
humidity," quoth Chief Jones. n


PORT NEWS --
S.S. Dorothty of the Bull Line LEGION MEETS MONDAY
arrived Monday. Sailed Tuesday The regular meeting of Gulf
with cargo of paper and lumber. County Post 116, American Le-
--- -- glon, will be held next Monday
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Temple and evening at 8 o'clock in the Hut.
daughter, .Betty Jo, expect, to go All members are asked to be
to Mobile tomorrow to meet Mrs. present as details, will ble dis-
Temple's' mother, who will return .cussed in regard to the Fiddler's
with them for .an extended, visit.. Convention.


Fireproof Building Accessible
By Rail, Trdck and In-
land Waterway


Providing storage facilities for
Port St. Joe unsurpassed in this
.section, the huge warehouse 315
by. 100 feet with 31,500 square feet
of floor space, of the Port St. Joe
Terminal company was thrown
open for use yesterday. Cost of
the entire project has been esti-
mated at $185,000.
Port St. Joe at the present time
.is being. served by steamship
lines in coastwise'service between
Port Newark and Corpus Christi,
Texas, intercoastal service to west
coast ports and also foreign serv-
ice. All terminal charges are on a
parity with competing east Gulf
ports.
Opening of the huge fireproof
warehouse, which will be under
the supervision of George G. Tap-
per as port manager, will provide
storage facilities for cotton, lum-
ber, naval stores and other prod.
.ucts from the interior and, being
served by the L. & N. and Apa-
lachicola Northern railroads, of-
fers the shortest and cheapest
haul by rail from interior points
to tidewater.
In addition, the new warehouse
will be served by barges' using,
the .recently-completed link in the
intracoastal waterway aid by
trucks using the highways.


Churches to Have

Roll Call Sunday

Baptist and Methodist Churches
To Inaugurate Roll Call; Ask
Everyone To Be Present

"When the trumpet of the Lord
shall call and time shall be no
more
And the glories of the resurrec-
tion share,
When the chosen ones shall gather
to their home beyond the skies,
When the roll is called up yonder,
I'll be there.'
All of us have heard the words
of this dear old song, and prob-
ably have sung it as though we
meant it. But how many of us
will be at our church when thd
roll is' called Sunday?
That is the question being put
by Rev. D. E. Marietta of the
Methodist church and Rev. J. W.
Sisemore of the Baptist church.
"We are really going to have a
oil call," state these two minis-
ers.. "We are going to see how
aany of our church members are
actually present. We feel that this
should be one of the greatest
ays in the history of our two
churches.
"Do you remember the good
ld days gone by when we used to
answer the roll call at school?
'his is. just what we want here
n our churches next Sunday
morning, June 4.
"Bring the family and hear your
ame called, or let us know in
ome way that you were really
resent."

LOOKING FOR LOCATION

Two men from Atlanta were in
art St. Joe Wednesdapy looking
'er the city as a possible site for
e establishment of a wholesale
'ocery business.


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Prize Is Offered

For Sermon Reply
"What Sin Causes the Mos
Sadness In the World?"
If you can answer this question
correctly you will receive a beau
tiful wall plaque when the Revs
J. W. Sisemore and D. E. Marietti
will answer this question in unique
sermons.
Their messages will be the firs
of a series of special message
that are to be given by these min
sisters in the ten-week "Loyalty
Campaign" which starts June 11
This is a joint campaign which is
to be put on simultaneously in
both the Methodist and Baptis
churches, beginning June 11 am
-ending-August 13.
Many answers to the abovf
question have bees submitted
such as war, 'murder, adultery
divorce, lying, s.eainng, unbelief
dishonesty, hatred, the sin against
the Holy Ghost, rejecting Christ
etc. These two ministers state
that all of these answers are
wrong. What is this sin?

LOTTIE MOON GIRLS IN
STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
The Lottie Moon Girls' Auxili
ary of the Baptist Missionary so
city met Tueday afternoon at
the church for their stewardship
program with Mrs. J. O. Baggetl
in charge.
The meeting opened with song,
followed with the devotional. An
interesting talk on "Stewardship"
was given by Mrs. E. C. Cason,
after which Carolyn Baggett gave
"Why I Tithe." "Jane's Lesson In
Tithing" was by Hazel Cason, and
was followed with. an interesting
talk on the given topic by Mrs.
Baggett. Plans were made at this
time for the meeting Tuesday at
the church.

Horace Mandeville of Atlanta is'
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Troy
Jones.

Mrs. G. Wright is spending this
week in Panama City, the guest
of her mother.

Miss Lillian Thompson was a
week-end visitor in Troy, Ala.


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At the Churches

t METHODIST CHURCH
D. E. Marietta, Minister
n .Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
S 11:00 a.m.-Morning worship.
S 7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
a
e FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
t 9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
s 11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.
SPrayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
s m. Teachei-s meeting, Thursday,
n 7:30 p. m.
t
d, ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
e Full-time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
S 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
t night.

S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister
S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. H. F. Beaty Minister
10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sf00 p. m., second and fourth
- Sunldays-Evening services.
ev. Beaty will preach in We-
t wahitchka the first Sunday night
Sat 7:30 o'clock, and in Liberty
t county the third Sunday night.-

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
S Rev. Glion Benson, Rector
10:00 a. m.-Church School.
Services first and third. Sunday
* nights at 7:30.
Communion service fourth Sun-
Sday mornings at 7:30. ,.: --
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MRS. WILLIAMS ENTERTAINS
MONDAY NIGHT BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs: Roy Williams entertained
the Monday Night Bridge club this
week at her home on Reid avenue.
After several progressions' and
awarding of prizes, refreshments
were served to Mesdames G. W.
Cooper, F. A. LeHardy, B. H.
Graves, M. K. Hurlbut, W. M.
Howell, George Hudson and Paul
Farmer.

CROCKETTS ENTERTAIN
FOR MISS BURCHER
Honoring Miss Alma Burcher,
who leaves this week for Wil-
mington, Del., Mr. and Mrs. Huel
Crockett entertained Friday eve-
ning with a weiner roast at Bea-
con Hill. Upon arriving at the
beach a bonfire was built and the
roasting of weiners enjoyed.
Those invited with the honoree
were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Watts,
Mr. and Mrs. Tea Frary, Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davis, Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Conklin, Mrs. John Sowers
and Johnny Mhur.

TO ATTEND SHORT COURSE
Miss. Marigefie Smith, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith, will
leave tomorrow for Tallahassee to
attend 4-H club short course there
from June 3 to 10. She was
awarded the scholarship for hav
ing the nearest perfect posture of
any 4-H club girl in Gulf county.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our appre-
ciation for the many beautiful
flowers and the kind words of
sympathy during the illness and
death of my mother, Mrs. H. C.
Jones.
Troy Jones and family.

Stoney A. Martin arrived last
week from Charleston, S. C., to
joint his wife ,nd daughter for a
visit with Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Smith.


Bill and Jim Windham spent
last week in Blountstown visitiilg
friends and relatives.


Society Personals .

LANETA DAVIS, Editor


Uo spend this weeK-end in Blounts-
town as the guest or relatives.

Mrs. M. B. Smith, who has made
Dothan, Ala., her home for the
past year, will return this week to
her home in this city.

Miss Thelma Farmer of Head-
and, Ala., is visiting with her
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. D. G. Farmer.

Robert Nedley of Apalachicola
was a business visitor in the city
Wednesday.


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SChurches Seek Garden
Fragrance


MR. AND MRS. CROCKETT .
ENTERTAIN AT BRIDGE
Mr. and Mrs. Huel Crockett en-
tertained with two tables of
bridge at their home last Thurs-
day evening. The giving room and
ddning room, where the guests
were entertained, were decorated
with vases of seasonal flowers. l,
Following the play hour, prizes
were awarded. The guests were
then invited to the dining room
where a. delicious salad course
with icedi drinks was. served to A
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin, Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Frary and Mr and Nicotiana alba, sweet tobacco, is
Mrs. B. J. Hull. unsurpassed for fragrance.
Mrs. B. J. Hull.
a' A a Gardeners are rediscovering the
METHODIST MISSIONARY charm of fragrance, and taking care
to select for.every planting some
IN MEETING AT CHURCH flowers which can be depended upon
The circles of the, Methodist to perfume the evening air.
Missionary society held a joint The sweet scented tobacco, nico-
tiana alba, is surpassed by none
meeting Monday afternoon at the in delightful fragrance. Its long
church,- with, Mrs. Boyd. presiding, tubular flowers close in midday,
The meeting .opened with song, but open as evening approaches
"How Fir, a oundtiop, after and give forth their rich perfume.
"How Firm a .Foundatiop, after Sweet Rocket, -a: hardy perennial
which Rev. D. E. Marietta took which grows easily from seed, is a
charge and. gavy. an interesting most fragrant flower.
talk on "Loyalty." A short busi- The old-fashioned tuberose which
suffered a lapse of popularity for
ness sessipn..was held, followed by many years because it as too
the benediction .by Mrs. A. M. often used as a funeral flower, is
Jones, Sr. returning to favor in gardens, be-
S* ing no longer used in funerals. Its
.- odor, too heavy for 'the taste of
MRS. PRIDGEON. HOSTESS many for indoor use, is delightful
TO BRIDGE CLUB when diffused on the'evening air.
The Thursday Bridge club imet A few bulbs planted along the gar-
den path 0ill'be delightfully eVi.
Tuesday night at the home of dent on summer evenings.
'Mrs. B. A. Pridigeon. Zinnias, and One of the most fragrant eve-
roses in attractive vases decor- ning flowers is the night scented
wheretwostock (matthiola bicornis)., A some-
ated the living room where two m ilba erid e
ated the living room what straggly, lilac-flowered plant,
tables were place for play. Fol- not too attractive in the daylight,
lowing play, prizes were awarded it emits in the evening, or after a
to Mrs. T. Owens, high, and Mrs. daylight shower, a cloud of sweet-
E. Ramsey, cut. ness.
E. Ramsey, cut. Evening primroses, oenotheras,
Sandwiches and lemonade was are -native American flowers of
served to Mesdames J. M. Smith. notable evening fragrance.
MI.. .- Tomlinson, ,C. Edwards, T. *
Owens, E. Ramsey and invited aca Bible
guestss; Mrs.- Dell Mahon and a action i
Mrs. Lewis Perritt. School to
,A School to Open
BAPTIST MISSIONARY
SOCIETY MEETS
The second annual Bible school
The Baptist Missionary society of the First Baptist church will
held its fifth Monday stewardship begin tomorrow at 2 o'clock when
program at the church Monday af- the boys and girls meet at the
ternoon with Mrs. L. R. Holliday church for enrollment and a big
in charge. The devotional was led parade, according to Rev. J. W.
by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon and those gisemore. "This parade is free for
developing the different phases of all," said Rev. Sisemore, "and. we
the topic, "Stewardship," were are asking everyone trom the age
Mrs,. Holliday, Mrs. J. F. Miller, of 1 to 100 years to be present."
and, Mrs. A. L. Ezell. This school will be held from
Next Monday's meeting will be Monday through Friday for two
the monthly busienss session at weeks, opening at 9 and closing
the church. at 11 o'clock each morning. Songs
will be sung, games played, books
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. LeHardy, will be read, things will be made,
Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson and sermons sen and the minister
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lilius, spent will perform feats of magic.
Sunday at Panama Beach. "It costs nothing," said Rev.
Sisemore. "It is free to everybody
Rev. J. W. Sisemore attended that can come to the church.
the evangelistic conference of the Bring a horn, a tub. a tin can or
Baptists of Northwest Florida held something to make noise with and
Friday at Blountstown. be at the church early Saturday
so as to get a good place in the 1
Miss' Bernice Beaty arrived parade."
home Saturday for a visit of two _____ ___
weeks. She .will return to Talla- Miss Alma Burccher left Wed-
hassee to take a summer course. nesday to accept a position in
r & Wilmington, Del.
Roy Gibson, Jr., who has been
in school in Barnesville, Ga., for Charming Guest House
the past term, arrived home Tues- Large Cool Rooms, Excellent
day to spend the summer vacation Meals, Reasonable Rates
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. MRS. W A. SCOTT
Roy Gibson. 268 Chestnut Street
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
Miss Erline McClellan expects A.,


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More Fun Than a
THREE RING CIRCUS
Riotous Fun on the Stage


PRESTON-FOSTER and
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SUNDAY MONDAY
June 4 and 5

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TUESDAY JUNE 6
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PAGE TWO


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


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939


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FRDY JUN 2,13 H TR OTS. JOE GUL CONY LRD PAG THE


Urges Preference

Of State Products

In Road Building

Senators Sharit and Wilson In-
troduce Bill Favoring Develop-
ment of Natural Resources

A bill introduced, in the legisla-
ture by Senators Joe Sharit of
this city and A. L. Wilson of
Quincy would provide for use of
Florida products in road building
and. bring about a needed develop-
ment of the natural resources of
the state and employment of peo-
ple at a time when such needed
employment is desirable.
Provisions of the bill include
that in the preparation of specift-
cations for construction of con-
crete and bituminous roads; sur-
face treatment,- construction of
bridges and other structures the
departments of the state shall at
all times give consideration to the
materials produced in the state,
to the end that these natural re-
sources may be dev'lopedi and
give additional employment to the
people of Florida


It also provides that specifica-
tions shall be so prepared as not
to be prejudicial .to Florida-pro-
duced materials unless It' can be
shown that the bureau of public
roads at Washington would object
to use of these materials.

COLORED RESIDENTS
DONATE TO FIRE TRUCK

Residents of the colored section
of Port St. Joe, believing that the
city fire department is just as
much for .their protection as for
the balance of the city, and in ap-
preciation of the good work done
at several blazes in the quarters,
are making contributions to the
fund being raised by the depart-
ment for the purchase of a new
fire truck.
Those making donations to the
fund this week, with the amount,
are: Damon Peters $2, Hodgel Da-
vis $1, Ben Chester $1, Rch Lu-
caa $1, Lemon Butts $2, Ed Law-
rence $1, Johnnie Fowler $1, Dan
Hodrick $1, and C. W. Washing-
ton $1.
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Gross Receipts

Tax Is Repealed

By Legislature

Senate and House Both Kill Law
Fixing One-Half of One Per
Cent Levy On Stores

Last Friday the house voted for
repeal of the one-half of one per
cent gross receipts tax which
raises $2,000,000 annually for the
public school system, and Satur-
day the senate wrote "finis" to
the tax by likewise voting for its
repeal.
In the house, wnen repeal of
the tax was up for discussion,
Representative Outman of St.
Petersburg said, "We're in an
awful mess. If you don't know it,
you'd better find out. We're fac-
ing the alternative of a sales tax,
no matter how it may be dis-
guisedl"
"If we don't provide revenue to
meet the millions' of dollars ap-
propriated," said Representative
Folks of Marion county, "then
the politicians will keep some of
their friends off the payrolls and
we'll force some economy in this
state.'
Pase Sohoel Mq1sIr
Shortly after the o ose voted to
repeal the gross. reeipts tax. it
passed. an emergency appropria-
tion of about $1,400,000 for the
schools, which would provide for
nine months school terms.
In regard to this measure, B
Clay Lewis of Port St. Joe said:
"I do not believe there is a single
man who believes the state during
the next two years will be able
financially to give the schools $900
for each teacher unit. We have
just voted to take away $2,000,000
of school revenue, and now you
turn around and vote an extra ap-
propriation tq the schools from
general revenue of $1,400,000."
He predicted county boards
would make up school budgets on
an anticipation of $900 a unit from
the state, "and the state won't be
able to pay that much. I realize,
though, that I'm just taking up
time, because I know this bill will
pass almost unanimously.' He said
$900 a unit would total about $13,
500,000 a year.
The bill to hike state funds for
the schools was also passed by
the senate and sent to the desk
of Governor Cone for approval.
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Daughter of Local

Man Noted Dancer

Miss Mary Elizabeth Kerr Has
Been Called "Anna Pavlowa
the Second"

According to an article in The
National Magazine, Miss Mary
Elizabeth Kerr, daughter of J. L.
Kerr of Port St. Joe and Mrs. J.
L. Kerr of Oak Park, Ill, is a
danseuse *of no mean ability.
Says the article, in part:
"Miss Kerr was born under the
Southern Cross, at Colon, Repub-
ic of Panama, during the con-
struction period or the Panama
Canal. Her father furnished the
tile for the building of the Pan-
ama Canal anq also for the Pan-
Ima Railroad company.
"Miss Kerr began her study of
the dance with Theodore Kosloff
of Los Angeles and Miss Edith
Lindsay of Hollywood, Calif., and
after returning to )ak Park con-
inued her dancing under Pabley
and Oukrainsky, director of the
Chicago Grand Opera Ballet, in
924, and during the summer of
925 she studied, with Ned Way-
iurn. Shie) and her mother then
rent abroad in order that Mary
Hlizabeth could add the finishing
touches.
"During the Monroe Centennial
nd Moving Picture Exposition,
.eld in Los Angeles in 1923, Mary'
!lizabeth had the. honor of being


chosen to wear thbe inaugural
gown of Mrs. Monroe (President
Monroe's wife). She was to have
made the presentation in this
gown to Mrs. Harding in behalf
of .the ladies of Los Angeles and
Hollywood, but owing to Priesi-
dent Harding's illness, which re-
sulted in his death, this engage-
ment was cancelled, but on Au-
gust 4, Mary Elizabeth wore this
gown and danced the old-fashioned
minuet at the Woman's Court.
The, Kleystone people took her pid-
ture in this gown and it was
shown in the movies and in the
newspapers of all the leading
cities of the United States.
"Miss Kerr has been called
'Anna Pavlowa the Sicodnd.' She
was very popular in Los Angeles
Pasadena and Hollywood, having
danced at all the leading clubs
and hotels in these cities. She de-
lights in outdoor dancing and in
addition to this she is a strong
swimmer, golfer, tennis player and i


rides horseback. She is a descend-
ant of Robert Emmett."
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you economical, well-balanced performance
over the entire speed range and the 60-
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2 The structural strength of the Ford car -
frame, bracing, axles, body makes not only
for safety, but durability and long life.

3 Ford hydraulic brakes are exceptionally
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4 The Ford car is stabilized for comfortable
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EXCELS IN THE THINGS THAT COUNT


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939


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


PAGE THREE








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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,
Sunder Act of March 3, 1879.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months,.....$.1.00
Three Months..........65c

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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.


tion of perhaps $100,000, no real money ex-
cept the original purchase price being in-
volved. Immediately the management sold
bonds on the false valuation.
Such firms go to the wall when they find
*that they cannot pay taxes on such a high
valuation because the properties will not de-
velop profit on the false valuation but, in-
stead, on the real valuation, in this case
$50,000.
Today the New Deal is buying domestic
silver at an average of 73.28 cents an ounce
and foreign silver at an average of 53.44
cents an ounce, and after depositing it in the
federal treasury, setting the value at $1.29
an ounce. Then silver certificates can be is-
sued against this false value.
It's simple to see that, sooner or later, if
this is kept up, the crash must come.-Jack-
sonville Tribune.


KEEP TO THE RIGHT!


$80 *A .YEAR NET PROFIT
Here's some simple arithmetic with big Senators Henry B. Coulter of Bronson and
figures. It's over-simplified, but it's still in- George F. Westbrook of Clermont have got
triguing. something in their, sweepstakes races to be
The per. capital share of the huge national staged-for the benefit of the old age pension
debt is $320. 4,,. fund in Florida. All they have to do is con-
The average income of residents of eight vince the senate and house arid Governor
southern states, not including Florida, is less Cone df the feasibility of the plan. We're in
than $300 a year. This average, of course, favor of; it. We just read the other day of
applies to thousands of persons who have no the amount that goes to Ireland for Irish
income at all-babies, aged, incapacitated and Sweepstakes tickets, and it is a tremendous
other non-earners. But it serves the purposes amount. With. about'three sweepstakes a year
of comparison. staged in Florida, we could!draw money from
If the residents of these states were called all over the United States and eventually
on for their share of the national debt, they provide 'funds for the entire. cost of govern-
wouldn't earn enough in a year's time to pay ment in addition to the old age pension fund.
their por':con of the obligation, much less Then we could do away with'the ad valorem
have enough left., to live on. tax, the sales tax, the gross. receipts tax, the
Floridians, with an average income 'of more syntax and the.carpet tacks.
than $400 a year, could make it, but residents
of Mississippi. with an average income of Aid as long as we're commenting on what
only i$207 a. year, would be in'even worse
only $207 a year, would be uneven orse the legislature is doing, and voicing oiur ap-
condition than they must be now. proval or disapproval, we'll come right out
One figure must come -down, the other go and say t.lht'v.:e .r i.l'ti, ii' i"fvor of the
up. Which should move first arid ho-.--'to get p ooed '. .* i iel a .. -' authoiz
it started are the current big problems.- ing the president of' the senate and the
Tampa Daily Times. speaker of the honte .tp call special sessions
-"I- -- c;~'~" l..! of ;the legislature upon written pet'io. by
SOUND ADVICE three-fifths of the .legislature's members.
There has existed in Washington for the What we would like to see would be an an-
past sever- al months a sn ecial conlres.inal -. '1 1


committee investigating the nation's eco-
nomic ills. This committee, known' as the
"Temporary National Economic Committee,"
but more frequently referred to as the "Mo-
nopoly" committee, is endeavoring to find a
formula that will put the nation back on a
"pay-as-you-go" basis. In other words, what
is sought is a guide to real recovery.
A recent witness before this committee
was the head of one of the country's largest
automobile manufacturing concerns. And the
advice he offered is worth considerably more
than 'just passing notice by congress and
everyone else interested in prosperity-and
right now the majority of people in Port St.
Joe are interested in prosperity with a capi-
tal P. It is noteworthy, not because it is
some new-fangled economic panacea, but be-
cause it is just plain easy-to-understand eco-
anomics and common sense.
In a few words, the witness' economic
theory was this: Release the economic struc-
ture of the country from its bonds of regula-
tion, taxes and abuse and let there be a profit
gained from legitimate effort. When people
can make money by business activity, money
will flow freely again and recovery will be
in sight.
It wouldn't take any experimenting or com-
plicated legislation to follow that theory.

SILVER SHENANIGANS!
There's many a real estate operator in jail'
today who tried to do the same thing with
his real estate holdings that the New Deal
is now doing wvith its silver holdings.
Simplified, what the operator did was to
get a few friends about him and then buy,
for example, an apartment house for $50,000.
Then he would sell the same apartment house
to one of his friends in on the deal for $60,-
000. Again the apartment would be sold to
another friend for $70,000, and perhaps again
,and again until the house had a false valua-


nual session of the legislature, and do away
with this bi-ennial fracas. Probably a lot
more would be done and fewer ITws passed,
as the members and their constituents. would
not have so mtich time to-think up freak bills
for introduction.

If the alphabetical ageficies confuse you,
take comfort in the knowledge that they also
confuse even the people who work for the
government. On a recent radio question-and-
answer program, six government cerks were
asked to identify the following: FDIC, FTC,
FILBB, FPC and FAA. None of them could
give the correct answers. i We can name the
first one, but we'll be doggoned if we can
conjure up words to fit the rest of 'em.

The United States Postoffice Department
has perfected a new automatic mailing ma-
chine in which a letter can be dropped along
with the proper amount of money for post-
age, and the letter is automatically stamped.
However, Postmaster Drake needn't worry
about losing his job to this new machine, as
there will still have to be somebody to read
the postal cards and run political errands.

Another g6od proposal submitted to the.
legislature is that to increase the state tax on
race track bets from 3 tq 5 per cent, giving
the extra 2 per cent 'to the state's general
treasury. As long as we're going to make
racing bets legal, we might as well get a'
good cut of the proceeds. Raise the ante to
10 per cent,' say we.

The postoffice department announces that
the volume of mail has been on the increase
all over the nation for the past three years.
They' don't know why, buj it's probably due,
to the fact that more people are writing to
Washington about taxes and the national
debt.


Sitting In With the

Lawmakers
By GILBERT D. LEACH
Florida News service


And this is the time those legis-
lators who promised the voters
they would give them everything
they wanted but wouldn't increase
their taxes, 6ame mighty near
carrying out their promises.
Right up to the final week of
the session nobody's taxes had
been increased, but appropriation
bills, general and specific, had
promised many millions of new
dollars to various interests.
About the time. yuu read this,
the members will be in the throes
of those awful pains which pre-
cede the bringing into being of a
new life. And an entire state
stands around the couch awaiting
the event. Whatever it is, it will
not be a blessed event, but the
legislators themselves dread, it
most of all.
I still haven't changed my mind
about t h e solution transaction
tax-but I hope I'll look foolish
when this gets in print. Anyway,
a few more days and the agony
will be over.
With three sessions a day in
both senate and house, nobody is
having time for mucn whoopee,
and if they had, the time they
wouldn't have the inclination. It's
a "wore-out" bunch. Only a few
young fellows like Uncle Joe
Peeples still have their spizzerma-
rinctum. Fuller Warren hasn't
lost his pep, even if he did slip
off and get married to his law
partner over the veek-end, and
every once in a while he adds a
little zest to the proceedings,
mixing horse sense and humor in
homeopathic doses. The strain is
beginning to tell on both Presi-
dent Turner Butler of the senate
and Speaker Pierce Wood' of tJie
house. Both call for calfrope
every once in a while now where
they took it standing in the early
days of the session.

For more than a week, McL.
Christie has been the big boss of
the house. Chairman of the rules
committee, when the house went
under rule he had his committee-
men spotted about the house,
ready to object any .time some
member wanted unanimous con-
sent to depart from the day's
fixed order. Even then the house
managed to consume as much
time discussing Important and
some not so Important-measures
as did .the senate where they went
ahead with their ordinary courtesy


Maybe you'd like to know what
becomes of bills that are intro-
duced and never reard of by the
public again. There were nearly
3000 bills introduced in both
houses. Some of these were dupli-
cates, what is known as "cpm-
panion bills." But most of them
were independent measures. Some
of them fell by the wayside. They
went to a committee that turned
them down. Some got to the! floor
either by favorable report of the
committee or.' by; the persistence
of the introducer, who got them
on the calendar 'despite *unfavor-
able committee reports. Then a
lot of. them lost out by being
voted down. Those. that survived
that step went to the other.house
and either lost their way in com-
mittee or failed to get support of
the other body. Some simply
slumbered in committee and no-
body asked that they be brought
out.
Under the rules or both houses
when a bill has been in committee
long enough, it can be called out
and placed on the calendar with-
out the committee report, but
there are some bills that develop
complexes and neither the one
who introduced a bill or anyone
who opposed it wants it brought
out for discussion. So the mor-
tality rate on bills is 'high. If you
had a favorite bill and asked your
legislator to introduce it, and he
did, and you wonder what became
of it, maybe it ran into one of
these blind alleys I have men-
tioned. Like men, only a few make
a real success in life. Some start
too late. Others just don't have
what it takes.

This winds up my contribution
to the readers of. this paper of
what has been intended as a pan-
oramic view of the legislature
from week to week. If you have
read all these columns, you have
sat with me and watched the
wheels go 'round. And, I hope you
agree with me that these fellows
we sent to Tallahassee have done
the best they knew how and could,
under circumstances unusually
trying. On the whole, I'm for 'elm.

DEATH BLOW IS GIVEN
CATTLE FENCING PLAN
Cattle fencing received Its death
blow in the 1939 legislature last
Friday. By voice vote the house
sent 'to its livestock committee a
proposed constitutional amend-
ment prohibiting livestock roam-
ing at large.
The livestock committee has
constantly rejected fencing pro-
posals, and -the measure was sent
to that committee with the knowl-
edge that it would, be killed.


PAGE FOUR


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


-FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939








-RDY JUN 2, 193 *ws^TESA, OTS.JE GL ONY LOIAPG l


Mrs. Richard Myers of Apalachi-
cola was the guest last week of
Mr. and Mrs. Lovett Mahon.

A. R. Yarborough and S. C.
Pridgeon were business visitors
last Friday in Wakulla Springs.

Miss Maxie Ferrell spent last
,week in Quincy, the guest of rel-
gtives.

E. P. Lapeyrouse returned last
+hursday from a visit to points, in
Alabama and Mississippi.

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PERSONALS


W. H, Howell and children, Ed&
wina and Billy, spent Wednesday
in Cottondale, guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Shores. Miss Gwen-
dolyn Howell, who. had spent a
week in that city, returned with
them.

Mr. and Mrs. Massey.Ward and
children spent Monday in Pan-
ama City.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bounds and
children were week-end visitors
in Panama City.

Mrs. V. Williams and children
of Spring Hill, La., were guests
last Friday of Mr. andi Mrs. J. C.
Bradbury.

Mrs. H. A. Drake returned to
the city Tuesday after a visit of
two weeks in Georgia.

Mrs. Woodrow Talley returned
Tuesday from a week's visit in
Panama City.

Mrs. Charles McClellan spent
Monday ih Dothan, Ala.
1 *
"Mickey" Stone, student at the
University of Florida at Gaines-
ville, returned home Tuesday to
spend the .summer vacation with
his parents, Mr. .and Mrs. T. H.
Stone.


Rev. Frank Juhan of Jackson-
ville visited in this city Saturday
en route to Cami Weed to spend
the summer months.

Mr. and Mrs. L. vonWeller of
Tallahassee were the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Huel
Crockett.

Miss Marigene umith returned
home Wedneday after a week's
visit in Cottondale with Miss
Marigene Williams.

Miss Amelia Schneider, student
at F.,S. C. W., Tallahassee, ar-
rived Monday to spend the sum-
mer vacation with her parents,
Mr. andi Mrs. T. M. Schneider.

Dr. A. L. Ward visited his wife
and little daughter Wednesday in


Pensacola.

Mrs. J.
last week
where she
atives.


NEW .MURAL


FOR FLORIDA EXHIBIT
AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR


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"'The evolution of transportation" will be the title- of a new mural painted by Byron Stevens,
chief of the art department of Florida National Exhibits, which will adorn one of the walls of
the main Florida building at the New York World's fair during the coming summer. Every known
means of transport from the caravels and cx carts'of the time of Ponce de Leon, the discoverer,
down to the present stream lined age with its fast trains, steamships, automobiles and airplanes,
will be shown.


M. Patterson returned
from St. Petersburg,
had been visiting rel-


Mr. and Mrs. W. S. 'Burke of
Savannah, Ga., are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wilson.

Mrs. J. J. Darcey and Jesse
Darcey, Jr., spent last week in
New Orleans. Stanley Hidalgo ac-
companied them.

Mrs. Charles Brown and chil-
dren, Maxie Gem and Lenora,
were guests over the week-end of
Mrs. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Max
Kilbourn.



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.FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939 '"a~


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


PAGE FIVe.






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


State Deficit To

Reach $12,000,000

:Speaker Says That Finance Corn
mittee Is Faced With "Most
Stupendous Task"


Claims Allowed Wood Forecasts


The following claims against t
eity were allowed by the board
commissioners during the mon
of May and ordered paid:
Water and Sewer Fund
J. G. Christopher Co. ....$173.
LeHardy Pharmacy ....... 1.
H. & B. W. Drew Co. ..... 4.
Cameron & Barkley Co. .. 30.
Gulf Oil Corp. ............ 58.1
Florida Power Corp. ...... 145.
Gulf Oil Corp. ............ 36.:
Boyd Printing Co. ........
J. W W est .............. 15.1
The Star ................. 14.
H. & B. W. Drew Co. .... 2.
Quality Grocery .......... .3
City Treasurer ........... 65.(
Gulf Hardware Co. ....... 138.2
W. D. Dare ............... 1.5

Total .................... 687.9
General Fund
M. P. Tomlinson ........$ 150.0


00 G. Pierce Wood, speaker of the
84 house, last Friday in a prepared
70 statement, forecast a deficit of
14 $12,000,000 and said the finance
75 committee of the legislature was
00 faced with a "most stupendous
75 task" of finding revenue bills to
36 meet the shortage.
35 The full text of Wood's state-
04 ment was as follows:
27 "It is my impression that the
50 finance and taxation committee
_ has before It the most stupendous
D6 task ever assigned any committee.
That task is the necessity of at-
DO tempting to find revenue bills to
)0 produce enough to care for an ap-
0 parent $12,000,000 deficit in state
0 finances.
;0 "The legislature is in receipt of
0 a letter from Governor Cone and
0 the cabinet advising members of
0 the deficit in state finances that
0 has existed over the past number
0 of months and explaining the dif-
0 faculty in operating state institu-
0 tions under that deficit.
0 "Yet the state Is now faced
5 with a deficit several times the
9 size of the deficit the board of
State institutions was confronted
0 with this past fiscal year.
S Strong Public Demands
5 "In answer to the strong public
Demands, as indicated by. almost
unanimous votes by which most of
the bills have passed, this legis-
lature has been called on to ap-
propriate $1,500,000 in addition to
the general appropriations bill of
approximately $10,000,000.
"Today, the house voted to re-
peal the gross receipts tax,, there-
by reducing the states revenues
approximately $2,000,000 annually,
and in the next very few legisla-
tive minutes passed a bill appro-
priating $1,400,000 more for the
schools.
"There is a bill yet to be con-
sidered that will appropriate ap-
proximately $3,400,000 additional
money for old age pensions.
"We are facing a total of $12,-
000,000 deficit at the conclusion of
this fiscal year, a condition that
will not only impair' and jeopar-
dize the operation of state gov-
ernment, but tV.t also makes ap-
propriations for schools and old
age pensions just phantom ges-


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"Lucky Night," playing Sun-
day and Monday at the Port the-
ater, featuring Myrna Loy and
SRobert Taylor, is slow in getting
Sunder way, but it makes up for
This in excitement when wealthy,
bored Miss Loy sets out to find a
job and meets Taylor on a park
bench. They embark on a dizzy
night, winning and losing con-
siderable money, and wind up
married. The marriage threatens
to break up when Taylor attempts
to recapture the spirit of excite-
ment, without success.
Others in the cast are Joseph
Allen, Henry O'Neill, Douglas
Fowley and Charles Lane.
Manager Roy Williams has
some kind of skullduggery up his
sleeve for Saturday night's Owl
Show, but he la quite eagy about
it and refuses to loosen up on the
details. All he says Is: "Wait and
see. It will be more fun than a
three-ring circus-it will sure be
riotous fun on the stage." Picture
for the Owl Show is "Chasing
Danger" with Preston Foster and
Lynn Bari.


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Troy Jones ...............
M. O. Freeman ..........
W. B. Dykes ............
Dave Johnson ...........
E. C. Lewis, Jr. .........
B. W. Eells, Jr ..........
W. D. Dare ............
B. W Eells ... .........
B. A. Pridgeon ..........
Bancroft Whitney Co. ...
LeHardy Pharmacy ......
Quality Grocey .......
LeHardy Pharmacy ......
Gulf Hardware Co. ......
A. N. Railroad .........
H. & W. B. Drew Co ....
W D. Dare .............
St. Joseph Telephone Co..
Florida Power Corp......
Gulf County Breeze ......
Atlanta Serum Co. .......
Standard Oil Co.........
A. N. Railroad ..........
Cook Insurance Co ......
City of Port St. Joe ....
B. A. Pridgeon ..........
City Treasurer ...........
St. Joe Lumber Co ......
B. A. Cogsdill & Bros. ...
S. Joe Texaco Service .....


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110.0
60.0
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CLASSIFIED ADS

FOR SALE

FOR SALE-Small farms close in.
SPrices reasonable. Liberal terms
land smalll down payment. If pur-
. chased this month, no interest
will be charged on deferred
payment. Call The Star. Phone
51. 6-2 3t
FOR RENT


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
WANTED-Single man to share
room. Two beds, private bath.
Mrs. A. M. Jones. It
IF YOU have a room for rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and return's are gratifying. .
Try it today. tf
MISCELLANEOUS
A TRUE EPIC OF FLORIDA
"The Rise and Decline of the Old
City of St. Joseph," the only aui-
thentic history of the long-dead
birthplace of Florida's first con-
stitution. Bound in kraft .paper
from one of the first tert 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. tt


Home MadeBARBECUE SANDWICS
BEER WINE SOFT DRINKS SANDWICHES
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tures.
"I feel that the legislature needs
and-must have the whole-hearted
co-operation f .the state adiminis-
tration and of the public if it is
to be able to meet this tragic sit-
uation."
J -,.


SUNDAY IS LADIES' DAY
AT LOCAL BALL GROUND


Sunday. when the St. Joe Paper-
makers meet the St. Joe Mer-
chants at the local ball park in
a struggle to see which team gets
out of the cellar position in the
Gulf Coast League, has been des-
ignated as "Ladies' Day." All
ladies will be admitted free at
this game.
A roof has been erected over
the grandstand and the seats re-
paired, making it easier for the
fans to enjoy the games.
We had been faithfully prom-
ised box scores of all games and
the league stanldngs for publica-
tion this week, both by D. G.
McPherson and Johnny Sowers,
but both have fallen down on us,
so we will be forced to forego
this spicy bit of news.
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A sample of writing found In
Palestine shows Rebrew charac'
ters in the 'alphabetic order used
today-proving that the order has
not changed in 2500 years.
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The Soviet whalirg flotilla has
killed abput 2000 whales in six
years of hunting,


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- -. O % I KF R ID A Y J U N E 2 1 9 3 9


'Lucky Night'

Playing Port

Stars Robert Taylor and Myrna
Loy; Big Shenanigans
At Owl Show


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Mrs. Rush Chism expects, to Miss Billy Jean Nobles spent
leave today for an extended visit last week in Panama City visiting
with relatives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. i relatives.


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Monument
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W I WILLIAMS'
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DANCE HALL

S HIGHLAND VIEW

DANCING EACH DAY AND NIGHT By Victrola Music
SPECIAL DANCES Wednesday and Saturday
SPECIAL DANCES Nights
Music By Midnight Sheiks
All Dances Conducted In An Orderly Manner


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