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YpLVME, II .PORT ST. JOE, GULF 9UNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBERt 49, 1t9S9, -; NUMBER 48;
Martin Avers Proposed Tax
On Tickets Would Be Hard-
ship On Theater Goers
ASKS LICENSE BOOST
,City Commissioners Holding
Matter Over for Further :.
At the reg=lr..,. noting of the
bord of city commissioners Tue-.
day night, Hugh- G. Martin. ownet
of the Pqrt .theater, appearedd be-
fore the board to protest the pro-
posed imposition of,a:c ty,.ax on
-theater admissions. .
', Commiqsioner B. W. Eells, know-
i-g.full-.wilt. why ,Mr. Martin was
prgset, told the .theat.er owner
tha. the city was badly. in need
.of. new... source, of :ryenup a4a
that that. wa .the only reason
why the theater admission tax
was. under consideration..
He pointed out that the city got
by with but 6% mills on a 100
per .'ent valuation in 1938, but that
this year it was. faced with. Inter-
eest. charges of. $3500 :one bond
.Aayment of $9000 and additional
interest on Jaa 1 and July I
ot next year; a~ tlUng to about
Tax Rate la' Heavy
"We realize,", aald ,r. Bells,
that our tax rate is a heavy bhn-
deq on property owners, but while
we have had an increase in p9op
erty valuation due to expansion' o
the.city, we hare also had a 1o-
,crase_ due to the homestead ex-
empt-ion law. We. mut find rewv-
nue from some other source .to
meet our expenses-we can't .co0-
tipue to pyramid it on property
owners and business men. We
wquld have to add 4% mill ito
t4ae present 6t rr.ills to meet our
tentative budget. and we do not
%ant to. do that. So Wp e passpa
the gasoline and cigaret tax, iH
spite of .considerable opposition, to
endeavor ,to., raise part of .this
money. Then .we came to the
"We have a large number o_
people. here who want water, po-
lice, sewer and street service, but
who do not want to. pay for it, but
are, willing that the burden be pu.
on the taxpayers.'
.Tax Would Hurt
"I'll try to ,e-.as brief as pos-
sible," said Mr.. Martin, when Com-
missioner:, Eells... had. concluded.
"We're confronted.with a: tax on
.tickets in Panama City and Mart-
anna and. I can say it has hurt our
business considerably. Panama
-City dropped 20 per cent and we
are showing a deficit there. Our
*laria*nna theater. has been losing
money for at least two years since'
the. tax was put on. You know .It
will take at least from 10 to 20)
years for us to get our money
back here and at this time I con-
sider such a tax 'grossly unjust.
It will hurt our business beyond
your conception. I would suggest
that you..find some means of
spreading a tax to raise revenue
from all the business houses in.the
'Martin made a plea on behalf
of ,'the. women,. children and poor
people whose only, entertainment
is pictures, stating,that if a tax is
Satt .on tickets "we ,will have to
.(Continued on Bage 5)
Polish Troops in Front line Tiet.ches
..,, ._ :., ,., ^. U' W
Prsh 'tIps In aitily ~du t;re bLhg i ers, and af Przemysl
trenches defending thq pity of 58 mHes west of Lwew and abou'
Warsqw against the. advancing 50 mii(' from the Slovaklan and
German juggernaut.. The Polee Hungarian frontiers. The Polls
claim ,to be jtoJdin4g back superior forces are in position along thq
numbers of GbrnmtanL at Ltmza In upper Vistula and San rivers, fac
the plains between tha.'Nrew and ing constant attacks by tanks.
No Cause for Fear
Of Food Shortage
Riilt f'-ritceC-Banseslon Utounded
Belief That Shortages. :
Will Opcoe '
Secretary of Agriculture Wal-
lace pointed out in WashingtOb
this week .that under the evel-
normal granary farm program,
huge surpluses of wheat, corn ana
similar products- hare' been bulpr
up and that there i.s:* cause for
I fear of scarcity. .. j
The nation, he said, has euftt-
clent feed grains to insure. beyond
question an abundant supply of
meat and dairy products during
'te. coming year. .
He stressed, as have other ad-
ministration officials, that rising
r.rices in many instances have
been due to an abnormal consumer
demand based o4 tIhe unfounded
belief that shortages were to
There is no food shortage and
none is expected, and consequent-
jy. no. occasion for panic or hys-
'eria as far as the buying public
is concerned., .
President. Roosevelt indicated i
that war profiteers would be, dealt
with summarily if prices of essen-
tial foodstuffs rise beyond reason.
Tuesday. .in order to halt price
hikes in sugar, the president sus-
pended quotas limiting imports of
cane sugar ,from Cuba, Hawaii and
other off-shore sources. He also
removed marketing quotas on do-
mestically. produced beet and cane
sugar. which should hold the price
of-sugar at, a reasonable rate.
LEGION POST TO HOLD FISH
FRY AT WEWAHITCHKA
The-, next. regular- meeting or
Gulf County Post, American Le- 1
gion, will be held next Monday at s
Rowell's Landing at Wewahitchka t
with a Dutch treat fish supper to '
follow at 8 o'clock, Wewahitchka s
time. Members are invited to p
bring their ladies with them to r
partake of fish and hushpuppies.
Port St. Joe members. will meet I
at Sqhneider's store at 7 o'clock l
and transportation will be pro- .
vided for all.
How ife ttttion t i4raead- Told
SIn- Pamphlei Iued By the '
state -oaird ofit.'Hiih
Inquiries' reaching thte public
health committee of the -Inter-
national Brotherhood bof.Paper-
makerif, Ltc l No, 379, indlca4
chat despite the intenSive. cam-
paign they -a;ie waging. it Gulf
countyy against hookwormi, in coa-
iunction witht the 'health uni,
many persons still do ot under-
stand how' 6ookworm infestatilon
"A pamphlet issued by the Flor-
ida 'State Board of Health de-
scribes the process- very simply
and accurately," the committee
chairman stated yesterday."'Al-
though it is not a particularly
pleasant subject to discuss in
print, I believe it is necessary that
we do so if we expect to under-
stand the gravity of the problem
"The pamphlet says: 'Hoot-
worms lay eggs, and if a person
has hookworms in his intestines
he will discharge thousands or
(Continued on Page 6)
To Be Observed
Governor Cone Proclaims Regular
Day In Spite, of Proclama.
tion By President
The rest of the nation may cele-
brate Thanksgiving any time it
wants to, but Governor Fred Cons
stated Tuesday that he is going
o designate November 30 as
rhanksglving Day for Florida in
spite of _the recently announced
)lan of President Roosevelt to
move Turkey Day up a week.
Cone said: "It is my intention to
proclaimm Thanksgiving Day the
ast Thursday in November, as
has been the custom in Florida for
Business Men Revolt
Legion Post Is
In Turkey Day
Protest Action Taken By Presi-
dent In Advancing Date of
SAt a special called meeting of
Gulf County Post,116, American
Legon. that. hoy: passed a reso-
,lutlon protesting'the 'recent act of
President, Roosevelt in, declaring
.tbat Thanksgiving Day this year.
shall fall on the.:hird Thursday
In November iniefead.!O on the
last Thuraday. .as pas.,been the
.outon: for Ibe past 79.yeears.
The resolution qollowas:
"Whereas, It haiing .been called
Sto the .attention .of, GCg, County,
Post No. 116, American Legion;
Port SL Joe. Florida, that the
president of the United States has
Sorfiel;llly dedclaged his. intention to
i Da i
Organization Is Formed To
Have Voice In Action of
SAVINGS CAN BE MADE
Delegation Will Appear Before
,City Commissioners At
Twenty representative business
men gathered at the American .Le.
gion hur Wednesday afternopptp
form what is to be known as the
Port ,t. ,Joa Business .Men's as-
sociation with the expressed in-
tent of ha\:ng .a. voice, in the city
government. C. A. LeHardy was
eleetad, a, president Qf-the new
The gistG.ot talks made by sev-
eral of those present-wan that the
business men oft the .city should
get .together,, from time' to ,time,
.talk orer affairs of .thea, town and
present their views to -t. city
commissioners for their considers
Luriauu 1Ju5nn3B"'"6 "' LU L:U tion and action. .
thirty Thursday In November; and It was pointed out that since
...'Whereas, A.t a regular called the homestead exemption law haa
meet ng ofthe aforesaid post this ben effective that he business
resolution paas voted on and unant- men and, those property owners
mousy carried; therefore, .who rent are bearing tie greater
"Be It Resolved, That notice be ~i t ot-he tax burden, and tha
given that this aforesaid post Is
n that this aoreai po as a consequence their opinions
hreby pgaipst ~ thand vin asvand ahburd eat Weight'
the date of Thanksgiving Day." .. .- ": _r u-,.
.the d orThanksgivin Day. when affairs of the city were, un-
Similar action has been taken d -i -':->
by, Amercan. L*or o post all cr u n
hon demnin to re *enq of Contention
the country, condemn te The malu bone of contention
Ident ,pr.,hibs. action. : apparently waa the street tat or
S$2 which I supposed to be as-
County Schools "es3ed against every ablebo6ied
man living within the city limits
Show Increase between the ages of 21 and 45
years of age. .
SIt-wa;s stated that last year l ut
State Apportiona $42,944 for Cur- 140 in Por St. Joe. paid this tar,
-rep Teacher Salary and that only those along the
Transportation main business streets W&ere as-
."; ce. sessed, outside of a tew'who hap-
According to an announcement opened to be caught unawares
received, from State Superinten- whlie strolling down the fmain
dent of Schools Colin English, thoroughfares.
schools of Gulf .county showed an A motion was made by Horace
increase in average daily attente- Soule, and unanimously carried,
ance last year over the previous that the city police department be
year, r'hich calls for a larger a- required to make a census of
lotment of finds from the state. every ablebodied man in the city
The average daily attendance in between the ages of 21 and 45 In
Gulf county last year was 988, order to collect the $2 street tax,
which was 186 pupils more than and that unless collections come
were in attendance the previous to at least 90 per cent, that a re-
year. The state has apportioned fund be made to those who have
$42,944 to this county for current already paid their tax, and that a
teacher salary and transportation delegation from the newly-formed
expenses, based on the increased organization'appear before the
enrollment. city commissioners at their nex$
First distribution to the courn meeting to insist that the street
ties is scheduled under the new assessment be collected from all,
school code for today. and not just those who happen to
)-'- be caught.
BEACON HILL STATION IS Savings Could Be Effected
TAKEN OVER BY GIBSON It was believed by several mem-
Sbers that small savings could be
T. S. and B. R. Gibson, long- effected by the city government In
time residents of this section, ar, various ways which, In the ag-
now operating the Costin service gregate would amount to a con-
station and grocery at Beacon siderable sum and as a conse-
Hill, and Invite all their old and quence, aid materially in reduclug
new friends to drive out to the the tax millage.
beach and pay them a visit. It was pointed out, among other
These two genial gentlemen are things, that t city could saved
known far and wide as "Uncle three cents per gallon n buying
Tom" and "Uncle Ben." gasoline for city trucks, police
cars and the fire truck, which
OBSERVE HOLIDAY SATURDAY should, It was estimated, come to
The stores of T. M. Schneider something like $500 per year.
and Joe Hauser will be closed to- Other items menttoued would,
morrow until 5 o'clock in the ar- according to the speakers, ettoct
ternoon on. account of a Jewish savings of around St100 yearly,
holiday. 1 (Continued on Page 6)
'PAGE TWO THE TAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1B, 1939
Society P rs nals T Churc Hhes
Sersonals C hurches The Lydia Circle of the Baptist The Marie Jones CIrcle of the
c Missionary society held Its meet- Methodist Missionary society was
LANETA DAVIS, Editor ing Monday afternoon at the home entertained Monday afternoon at
of Mrs. C. O. Costin. Mrs. Curtis the home of Mrs. R. A. Swatts.
Palmer, chairman, presided. Mrs. J. L. Temple, chairman, con-
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS LOVETT-RUSSELL MARRIAGE G. A.'s AND R. A.'s HOLD The meeting opened with song, ducted the business session after
IN WEWAHITCHKA IS OF INTrEREST LOCALLY JOINT MEETING followed by the devotional by which the meeting was turned
The American Legion Auxiliary A marriage of interest to many The Junior G. A.'s and R. A.'s Mrs. Palmer, after which sentence over to Mrs. Swatts for the Bible
was entertained last Friday night in Gulf county was that of Miss of the Baptist church held a join. prayers were given by Mrs. J. F. study. A social hour followed at
by Mrs. R. R. Davis at her home Zulieme Russell, daughter of the meeting Tuesday afternoon at tnlr Miller, Mrs. Fred Maaaox and which time the hostess served de-
in Wewahitchka. Fifteen members late Captain and Mrs. William church and presented an inter- Mrs. W. H. Howell. All members licious refreshments.
were present. Russell of Bainbridge, Ga., and eating program. Topic for the were urged to appoint a commit- a
Following regular opening, the Francis Gibbons Lovett, son of meeting was "Folowing the Rain- tee to contact Mrs. Robert Be!- Mrs. B. A. Cogsdill and children
treasurer's report was heard ana Mr. and Mrs. John P. Lovett or bow." Program was as follows: lows, local Red Cross chairman, returned to their home in Gaines-
a short business session held. A Apalachicola, which was solemn- Song of welcome by those prea- to secure aid for a needy family. viille Monday after spending the
discussion in regard to the joint ized last Tuesday morning at 7:30 ent, followed by the Lord's Praye, A collection was then taken and summer months here at their sum-
meeting of Gulf, Franklin and Bay in St. Patrick's Catholic church, repeated in unison. Welcome to the Bible study led by Mrs. mer home on the beach,
county Auxiliaries to be held in Apalachicola, with the Rev. Sam- visitors by Crolyn Baggett, G. A. Palmer, after which the meeting
October with the state president uel Norbet of Cullman, Ala., offi- president; "Won't You Follow the was dismissed by sentence prayer.
and vice-president present was citing. An additional note of sen- Rainbow," Flora Mae Cason; talx The circle enjoyed a social hour HAVE YOU TRIED
held, after which a talk was made timent was given the wedding by on the interest the W. M. S. has following the business session, .at LeHARDY'S LITTLE
by the president, Mrs.- Lois Van- the, fact that the parents, of the in, the G. A., by Mrs. J. O. Bag- which time the hostess served re- LIVER PILLS
Horn, on "Veteran's Widows Pen- bridegroom were also married in gett; "Indigo's .for Prayer and for freshments. Hundreds have tried them and
sions." The history of the Star St. Patrick's church 32 years ago Bible Study, Too," Jimmie Palmer; r recommend them highly
Spangled Banner was given by on the same date. "Stewardship in the Training We Miss Louise Soloman of Perry Unconditionally Guaranteed
Mrs. T. M. Schneider and the his- Mrs. John Marshall, Jr., organ- All Share," Albert Gangneiux; and; Miss Avaryee.Collier of Cres.
tory of the crippled children's ist played a program of nuptial "Growth in Knowledge of People cent City:arrived last week to re-
home in St. Petersburg was given music during the ceremony, "Av, Everywhere'.', by Otho Powell; sume their positions in the city -ARE YOU B N DOWN?
by Mrs. Effie White. Each mem- Maria" was sung by Miss Cleo "Gleaming..Service Each Boy and schools. We wish you could SEE some of
ber pledged 35 cents for a surg.- Lovett, sister of the groom, at the Girl Does,'~.'Hazel 'Cason; "Orange the letters that come to us, telling
cal room for the children's home, offertory of the mass, and "Heart So Bright and Glowing," Mary Jun -Paulk and Sara Nell Cop- what Wintermmith'i hba done for
and committees were appointed in of Jesus" was sung by Mrs. Rich- Helen Gangneiux. A. discussion -pege: of Thomasville returned to peoPle with Malaia-people who
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe to ard Heyser. The bride was at- was then held on "Fun We Have their' homes last week following M lriem-do"ck, r no yood"
to Malaria. F over '0 year, thes-
collect this amount from mem- tended by her niece, Mrs. Fred- In All Kinds of Weather." a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tal- letters have come in by hundreds.
bers. Following adjournment, de- erick Sawyer, Jr., as matron or Each of the talks was illustrated ley and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Fuller. All these People can't be wrong,
licious refreshments were served honor, and Miss Marianna Coombs by posters in rainbow colors, anc Why don't YOU get a bottle of
by the hostess. as maid of honor. Mr. Lovett had as each talk was presented, the Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cogsdill Wintersit and-TRYit?
Hostesses for the next meeting, as his best man his brother, P. 3. member received a nugget from returned to Gainesville last week WINTERSMITIS-
to be held In the Legion hut, are Lovett, and ushers were John an the pot of gold at the foot of the following a visit of several days
Mesdames Connell, Pridgeon and Clarence Lovett, brothers of the rainbow. A poem was given by here with 'Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Cogs- fl.I'
schneider. groom. Carolyn Baggett, ''The Rainbow dill and family. .
f *f Immediately following the cer& Road of G. A.'s and R. A.'s."
MARTHA CIRCLE MEETS mony a wedding breakfast for the Mrs. E. C. Cason, councellor for
WITH MRS. HOWELL bridal party and members of the the G. A.'s, was in charge of the
The Martha Circle of the Bap- families was served at the home program, and following its conclu- THEATRE THEATRE
tist Missionary society met this .of the bride's brother-in-law and siion served cookies and iced OPENS OPENS
weei- at the home of Mrs. W. H. sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Buck, drinks to the 17 members present. DAILY
Howell, with .Mrs. Kate Harrell and after spending some time wit r 2:45 Saturday 1:15
as hostess. Mrs. E. A.'.McCaskey, their guests, the newlyweds left SUSANNAH WESLEY CIRCLE Continuously IFt__ Sunday 1:45
circle chairman, was in change of for a wedding trip through the MEETS WITH MRS. SHARIT .
the devotional, using the 23rd southern part of the state. Mrs. J. L. Sharit was hostess to
Psalm. Following a short business This couple has many friends in the Susannah Wesley Circle of the
session a box of clothing was Gulf county who will wish them Methodist Missionary society Mot-
made up to be sent to the Baptist well during their married life. day afternoon at her home on
Orphanage in Arcadia. Bible study r Monument avenue. Mrs. George
.was led by Mrs. E. B. Dendy, af- OCTOBER SET AS LOYALTY Patton, chairman, presided. The
ter, which the meeting was dis- MONTH IN CHURCH scripture was given by Mrs. A. M. Saturday September 16
missed with prayer ~by Mrs. Chas. In carrying out plans and sug- Jones and followed by a .talk on
McClellan. The hostess served de- gestions from the general assem- 'Psalms .In Worship" by irs. THRILLS ACTION! OWL SHOW-10:30 P.M.
licious refreshinents. bly at its meeting in Montreat, N. Patton. Plans were made for an
a a a C., last May, the session of the all-day Bible study next Tuesday Dumbbell Sleuth
HAZEL CASON OBSERVES Presbyterian church of Port St. at the church. -'
TWELFTH BIRTHDAY Joe has set the month of October Following other business, sand- '
Miss Hazel Cason celebrated as the month when evangelism wiches and tea was served by the'
her twelfth birthday last Thurs. and loyalty to Christ will be hostess after which the meeting a_|
day afternoon at the home of her stressed, states' Rev. H. F. Beaty. was dismissed with prayer by the B
parents on Fifth street. Indoor Services will be held twice Rev. D. E. Marietta.
games were enjoyed, after which every Sunday, including the fifth a *
the guests were invited to the Sunday. Attendance on church MRS. MAHON HONORS
dining room where a beautifully and Sunday school, and reading WEST VIRGINIA VISITOR ";- Gracie Wanesll
decorated birthday cake, topped the Bible and memory work wilt Honoring Mrs. H. Talley Brown 1P ...... ....
with 12 lighted candles, formed be stressed. The Gospel of Joh. of Hinton, W. Va., Mrs. Dell Ma- Musical Comedy
the center of attraction. After will be the book read and studied, hon entertained a number o- "Spider's Web" Cartoon "SWINGUET"
singing "Happy birthday to You," as it is the book used by the friends Tuesday afternoon at the
refreshments were served. The Auxiliary this year. It will be the Port Inn parlor. Marigolds pre-
honoree was the recipient of many theme of each night service, em- dominated in the decorating of the Sunday-Monday September 17-18
attractive gifts. phasizing the proofs that Jesus is parlor where the guests were re-
God. ceived. -
J. A. M. CLUB ENTERTAINED Other denominations are in- Sandwiches, cake and soft drinks T'S WORLDS
BY MRS. W. H. HOWELL vited to attend at night and en- were served to Mesdames Robert
Mrs. W. H. Howell entertained joy this Bible study. Bellows, J. L. Sharit, E. C. Lewis, FAIR Of* N...
the members of the J. A. M. club H. H. Saunders, E. McGowan, EN THIS GAY
at her home last week. Sewing MARY CIRCLE MEETS Mira, George Patton, H. A. Kidd,
and chatting was enjoyed by the AT CHURCH MONDAY J. B. Gloekler, B. L. Kelly, George BLONDE HAS THE
members after which the hostess The Mary Circle of the Baptist Gore and B. W. Eells. O.
served refreshments to Mesdames Missionary society held its regu- MEN ONTHE RUN!I
J. A. Connell, H. A. Drake, J. M. lar meeting at the church Monday TULLIS-STUTTS .
Smith, W. C. Pridgeon, Miss Myr- afternoon with Mrs. George Coo- Of interest to the older--res:- YMOA
twice oody and invited -guests, per presiding in the absence or dents of Port St. Joe is the M'arri- AOUM O /i IIC S BKh DI
Mrs. Kale Harrell, Mrs. Pervis the chairman, Mrs. O. F. Powell. age of Miss Ellie Stutts and
Howell, Mrs. Elmo Williams an( Fol!owing a song service and de- Charles Stuart Tullis, both of 5
Mrs. Florida Howell, the latter votional, a report of the personal Dunnellon, which was an event of aLatest N
two being from Pensacola. service chairman was heard and September, the ceremony beingants oNorway Latest News
S routine business disposed of. Mrs. performed in the Inverness home
MRS. LEWIS HOSTESS Cooper led the Bible study, after of Judge E. C. May. The bride TUESDAY-SEPT. 19 WEDNESDAY-SEPT 20
TO BRIDGE CLUB which the meeting was dismissed had her sister, Miss Dorothy
Mrs. E. C. Lewis was hostess to by repeating the Mispah. Stutts, as maid of honor, while RICHARD DIY i
the Thursday Night Bridge clu the bridegroom's brother, Robert
last evening at ier home on Slx- Mrs. O. F. Powell is expected to Tullis, was best man. 01
teenth street. A profusion of faln arrive home this week-end from The bride is the eldest daugh- ft:
flowers decorated the room where Montgomery, where she has been ter of Dr. and Mrs. B. S. Stutts, N
tables were placed for play. After for hospital treatment for the formerly of this city.
several progressions, prizes wera past two weeks. *ou s "
awarded and refreshments served. -f Miss Mae Jones, who recent liyiWe Coo-n
a Mrs. M. J. Johnson of Pensa- underwent an appendectomy in a lMatew
Miss Corinne Davis left Wed- cola is the guest this week of Mr. Savannah hospital, has returned '. OnaldO'Conn
nesday for her home in Headland, and Mrs. J. B. Gloekler. to her home. '. .
Ala., after a week's visit here as -a *
the guest of her brother and sis- Mrs. C. P. VanHorn was trans- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maddox have "MUSCLE MAULERS" "FAT CHANCE"
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie acting business Tuesday in Marl- returned from Birmingham, where
Davis. anna. they spent several days visiting.
A Japanese ceremony, symboliz-
ing the prayer for fertility of the
fields, calls upon eacn participant
to eat six pounds of rice in less
than an hour.
Classes 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.
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SIs In the.-HEAT of the
Dead id akes Fishing Aiea
SGulf County's- north line cuts
the Dead Lake. at the
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M'DW'A' Y' P-A R K
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J. H. SHOEMAKER, Prop.
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purity make REAL Ice more
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Daily deliveries give you the
best guarantee of satisfaction
ST. JOE ICE
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Allen Murder Case'
Amuses and Thrills
Lovers of mystery pictures and
those who like comedy in their
screen fare will both be satisfied
by the picture which plays at the
Owl Show Saturday night at the
Port theater. It 'is a film that
amuses and thrills at the same
time, and it does both with the
best of the pictures of either type.
Lest it be said that the title of
the picture is being kept a mys-
tery, It's S. S. Van Dine's "The
. Gracie Allen Murder Case."
The picture,-of course, is cen-
tered around Gracie to a great de-
-gree, but the Van Dine yarn
makes plenty of room for a large
group of players who are featured
with her. It includes Warren Wil-
liam as the one and only, the
shrewd, suave Philo Vance; Ellen
Drew, Kent' Taylor "and Judith
Bariett, rising young starlet. 'ake'
a cast like "that and a Van Dine
story, and the elements of 'gob6
entertainment are 'dropped right
in the df4ector's lap.
At the' picnic f a perfume com-
pany, Gradie meets 'Kent- Tayldr,
who is ii love 'With Ellen Drew,
another picnicker. But they've
had a 'little argument, and. Grade
corrals him for the day.
It so happens that on that day
one Benny the 'Buzzard"'' s hie-
ing out in the vicinity of the pic-
nic. He phones Jerome Cowan, a
night club operator, to pick him
up. Judith Barrett, in love with
Reap Oyster Crop
Estimated Value of Bivalves Will
Be In Neighborhood
The wheels of Florida's half-
million dollar oyster industry be-
gan to move when the new season
opened September 1. Close to
$200,000 worth of oysters will bo
produced by Apalachicola waters
alone, according to an estimate
made by R. L. Dowling, state su-
pervisor of conservation. Owners
in the neighboring city estimate
that about 1000 persons will be
employed on the boats, in the
shucking rooms and in other
phases of the industry.
A higher type of oyster and a4
increase in production is expected
from the 750,000 acres in natural
oyster bars in the Apalachicola
bay area due to the increased sur-
veillance by the conservation de-
partment and the co-operation of
6tster tn gefa l"" l eq1
Sterilization of all equipment,
Benny, follows in her car.
The first elements of mystery
materialize when Gracie and Kent
are eating a picnic lunch Gracle
forgot td Thring.'They'ie seated be-
neath a bridge, and whelt a car
passes over,- a cigaret drops ',om
it and burns a hole In Grace's
dress. Kent notices that the cig-
aret' has a peculiar perfume, ane
Gradee keeps the stub.
'GOraci and Kent go to Cowan's
night club aid 'excitement piles on
when the "BUzzard" is found dead
in Cowan's office. The murder Is
pinned on Kent when Gracde says
it's his cigaret case that has been
found in the office. When Ellen
Drew hears about it, she's so
alarmed that she calls in Philo
Vance. The picture moves on to a
hilarious and thrilling climax as
Gracie continually gets in Philo
clean, ventilated shucking rooms
and enforcement of medical ex-
amination of all persons handling
oysters protects the health of all
consumers of Florida oysters.
Read the ads-it pays!
Spend the week-end in
West Florida's best fish-
4 ~ --- 4
BOATS With or with-
out guide-at reasonable
rates. Hotel ac-
commodations within the
means of everyone.
J. 'Jim' SMITH
. -- . .
ORGANIZES FLORIDA AIR
UNIT TO -SERVE FRANCE
An all-Florida aviation unit of
from 15 to -20 fliers has been of-
fered to the French government
for war service by Col. Joe Stea-
lin, member of the LaFayette lsa-
cadrille duringg "' World Wa-.
Fifteen of the fliers'ipicked''for
the 'unit 'have from 800 to 3000
hours in the air.
The unit would be' named Roul
Lufbery Escadrille, in honor of an
American ace Who brought dowh
22 enemy planes and' who went
down in flames over the Marne.
slght of chunks
down the 'Missis.
G'lf of Mexico.-
winter of 1783-84
e -saw the rare
- of ice 'floating
sippi river to the
Prepared for German Tanks
We. ave the sub-agency for the
MAYFLOWER VAN LINES
and can move your furniture any place in the
Full Inurane Ca At Al Tim
'Red iorton's Transfer
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Times
Each Year Dr. Miles Nervine
When you are wakeful, jumpy,
restless, when you suffer from Nert
ous Irritability, Nervous Indigestion,
Nervous Headache, or Travel Sick-
DR. MILES NERVINE
a chance to make good for YOU,
Don't wait until nerves have kept
you awake two or three nights,
Until you are restless, jumpy and
cranky. Get a bottle of Dr. Miles
Nervine the next time you pass a
drug store. Keep it handy. You
never know when you or some
member of your family will need It.
At Your Drug Store:
Small Bottle 250 "
Large Bottle $1.00
Dr. ims Nerine Is a WA&ale MaOiM.
TSI~~4~a t kPlabi ji
"Hello, Jim. Are you using your
golf clubs this afternoon?"
"Yes, Tom, I'm afraid' I am."
"Fine! Then you won't be want-
ing your tennis racquet. I broke
Some minds are so open that
they appear unable to hold any-
DR. 1 C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
We have the
"No tanks" say these effective anti-tank guns of Poland's army. Here the gunners are ready for:the
advancing German army on the Polish border. dOfficalsof the Polish army place a great deal of confidence
i. the gdihs, which have proved successful In hitilng miechaiized forces.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1939
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1939
ENOUGH TO MAKE ANYBODY DIZZY.
WE WON'T COLLECT
THET With another war well under way in Eu-
rope, it looks like Uncle Sam hasn't got a
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla., Chinaman's chance to collect on the war debts
by The Star Publishing Company contracted by the parties of the first part
W. S. SMITH, Editor who are at it again at the same old stand.
If we remember rightly the total owing us
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10, is fourteen billion dollars-a neat little sum
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida, i n b p
under Act of March 3, 1879. that is now being paid by the taxpayers. Of
this amount England owes $5,000,000,000 in
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance principal and accrued interest and France in
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00 the neighborhood of $4,000,000,000. Italy
nicked us for $2,000,000,000 and Germany for
--< Telephone 51 ]- $1,000,000,000, while Poland only got $263,-
000,000 Most of til s w,.s loans. made dur-
The spoken word is given scant attention; ing the war and the balance was loans for
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. relief and reconstruction afterward.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word Finland has been the only country paying
is lost; the printed word remains. her indebtedness, and it looks like we ought
to do our durndest to keep her out of the
SHOULD CONTINUE ANNIVERSARY war so we can at least get back what she
The time is drawing close, December 11, owes us, even if we don't collect from the
which will mark the 101st anniversary of the rest of 'em.
drawing up of Florida's first constitution at The warring nations opposing Germany
old St. Joseph in 1838. The 100th anniver- probably will begin soon to send out feelers
sary, as we -all know, was marked by a cele- in an effort to get further loans to finance
bration of unequalled .proportions for a city the present war, and. if our government of-
this size, and drew state notables and visitors ficials get soft in the head and talk of mak-
from all parts of Florida and nearby states. ing them loans, the taxpayers should rise up
We are strongly in favor of observing this in a body and tell them emphatically that we
momentous day again this year, even though want none of it. If there's any money to be
nothing more is done than having a speech loaned, let the small business men of the na-
delivered by' some state official or other high tion have it-the big boys have-been getting
dignitary, and that each succeeding year the all they wanted for several years past.
event be observed in some manner in order
that we will not forget the occasion. WHO SAID A MULE IS JUST A FOOL?
We need hot stage anything elaborate this Many tributes have been paid the lowly
time, nor for several years, but if we try to mule, the greatest of which came from Gen-
make the historic day of greater importance eral John J. Pershing, who glorified the ani-
each succeeding year, eventually we may de- mal in the following terms:
velop it into-an event that will attract state- "You can pack him, drive him, or ride
wide attention, even as Gasparilla Day does him; you can starve him, beat him and
at Tampa. They started with a small begin- neglect him; you can do all sorts of
ning and now- Gasparilla Day is one of the things to him that you cannot do to an
big events in Florida. .0-i automobile, and he will be there just as
Perhaps in a few years-or maybe even long as he has four legs to stand on."
next year-a county fair could be held in con- Which brings to mind the following, which
junction with the observance, a carnival cor- has been printed time and time again in news-
pany brought in and a week of festivity en- papers all over the country:
joyed preceding December 11. Over the hill trailed a man behind a mule,
In any case, the day should be marked by drawing a plow. Said the man to the mule:
some sort of observance. "Bill, you are the son of a jackass, and I
L --~ am a man made in the image of God. Yet,
CAN'T BELIEVE ALL WE HEAR here we work, hitched up fagether, year in
All of us have been listening to the radio and year out. I often wonder if you work
broadcasts from London, Paris and Berlin' on for me or I work for you. Verily, I think it
the war situation, but when these reports are is a partnership between a mule and a fool,
analyzed they contain very little news of for surely I work as hard as you do, if not
the war itself. harder. Plowing or cultivating, we cover the
t The reason for this is that -everything that same distance, but you do it on four legs and
goes out over the foreign broadcasting sta- I on two. I, therefore, do twice as much
tions must be censored, and this censorship work, per leg, as you do.-
is so strict that in many cases, undoubtedly, "Soon we'll be preparing for a corn crop.
thereporters are given prepared reports that When the crop is harvested I give one-third
in reality are mostly subtle propaganda. And to the landlord, one-third goes to you ana
the same applies to a large extent to news the balance is mine. You consume all your
,that comes over the wires from Europe. portion with the exception of the cobs, while
In reading over the newspapers we fini I divide mine among seven children,\six hens,
very little news actually being written by two ducks and a banker. If we both need
correspondents. They generally quote high shoes, you get 'em.
officials or give the contents of "official com- "Bill, aren't you getting the best of me,
muniques." For this reason we should not let and I ask you, is this fair?
what we read and hear stir us up too much. "Why, you only helj to plow and cultivate
It's not our war, but efforts are being made the ground, and I alone, must cut, shock and
through various and sundry channels to draw husk the corn, while you look over the pas-
us into the mess. ture fence and hee-haw at me.
If we keep our heads, take what we hear "All fall and most of the winter, the whole
and read with several grains of salt, and try family, from Granny to the baby, picks cot-
to analyze the situation rationally the United ton to raise money to pay taxes, buy a new
States will be kept out of the conflict, harness and pay the interest on the mort-
gage on you, and what do you care about
The first thing a bride learns about her the mortgage? I even have to do the worry-
hubby is that he is prone to pick up a news- ing about the mortgage on your touchy, un-
paper, slump into a chair and grunt after the grateful hide.
manner of an Indian when she addresses him. "About the only time I am your better is
-Montgomery Advertiser. Right now he's on election day, for I vote and you can't. Ana
busy listening to the war news over the after election day I realize that I was as great
radio and motions for her to shut up. a jackass as your pa.
"And that ain't all, Bill. When you are
Did you ever go into a cafeteria and pick dead that's supposed to be the end of you.
out a swell looking slice of pie and then after But me? I've still gotta go to hell."
you got it found that you didn't want it. Well,
matrimony is like that. It's a question now whether in Europe the
harvest of men will start before .the harvest
., --Trade with your home-town merchants. of grain--Cincinnati Enquirer. .__: .: -'..
cultural people. This it is doing
not alone to save these resources
for themselves, but also for the
importance they enjoy in the wel-
fare of every class of people.
Most of the traditions of Ame--
ica are agricultural in character,
because agriculture was the cen-
ter of so much of the early his-
tory of this country. It was not un-
til after the World War that more
people were in the cities of Ames-
ica tlan on its farms and in its
rural communities and smax
Yet those who now stop to pay
attention to the period in Amer-
can history between the Civil War
and the World' War cannot fail t6
note that.the national policy o0
the United States was directed.
primarily at directing manufacture.
and commerce, not infrequently at
the expense of agriculture. Great
cities, great transportation sys-
tems, and a great manufacturing
industry were developed. The cot
porate form of business grew In
Agriculture received some of the
benefits of manufacture, for ma-
chinery adapted to farms was an
important item in the list. Con-
servation was given scant atten.
tion, for it was always possible
to move on to another area when
one was worn out.
But the future recorders of
present-day history will no doubt
see this as an age when the na-
tional policy was directed with
earnestness towards solving the
problems of agriculture which
came when machines and sl-
creased producing efficiency had
enabled a nation's people to pro-
was 2,164 on January 1, 1935, as
compared with 3,437 on April 1,
1930. There were reported 23
horses and colts, 37 mules ane
mule colts, 132 sheep and lambs,
and 1,569 hogs and pigs on Janu-
ary 1, 1935.
Land from which crops were
harvested was 1,274 acres in 193f
as compared with 799 acres in
1929. The acreage and quantity or
selected crops harvested in 1934
were: All hay and sorghums for
forage, 120 acres and 58 tons;
corn for grain, 904 acres and 8,191
bushels; sweet potatoes, 65 acres
and- 5,470 bushels, and sugarcane
for all purposes, 26 acres and 200
POSTOFFICE TO CLOSE ON
BEGINNING OCTOBER 7
According to an announcement
yesterday by Postmaster H. A.
Drake, commencing Saturday, Oc-
tober 7, there Port St. Joe postoffice
will close each Saturday at '12:30
o'clock, instead of Wednesdays as
This conforms with the custom
elsewhere and is in compliance
with postoffice department regula-
duce more of all kinds of goods
than our forefathers ever dreamed,
even in spite of depleted soils and
other natural resources. At last
we have come to grips with the
complex problem of how to live
with each other in a world where
people are hungry in the midst'
of plenty, where production far
exceeds the ability of the world to
purchase and consume.
THES STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Agricultural Farms Increase
Efforts of Today In Gulf Count
Ar. .. '-i ,rs.
Are Important Bureau of Census Report Showo
Cultivated Land Almost Doubl-
Historians Will Record That U. ed In Five-Year Period
Made Valiant Effort to Develop
A preliminary farm census re-
National Agricultural Policy
National Agricultural Policy port received this week from the
bureau of census shows thatfarms
The familiar story of the man in Gulf county increased from 85
who couldn't see the forest for in 1930 to 124 in 1935. The aver-
the trees is quite illustrative of age size of farms was 46.3 acres
the point that closeness often ob- in 1935 and 35.4 acres in 1930.
scures vision. We may see a part, The average value of land and
but not the 'iole. The'same is buildings per farm was $988 In
true :with present-day events- 1935 as compared with $1,520 In
nearly always it takes the his- 1930, which is a considerable drop
torians, who look back over the in valuation.
years, to evaluate what is happen- One favorable indication is the
ing now. fact that in 1930. there were but 54
No doubt future historians wv full owners of.farms, while In 1935
record the fact that in this pres- the number had increased to 71;
ent time the United States is mar- there were 5 part owners In 1930
ing a valiant effort to develop a and 17 in 1935, and share croppers
national agricultural policy that operated 10 farms In 1930 com-
will conserve the basic and value; pared with but 4 in 1935.
able assets, its soils and its agri- The number of cattle on.farins
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pass it on to our patrons.''
"If you must put a tax on us,"
concluded Mr. Martin, "I would
like you to make it in the form of
license. All of our theaters ex-
t two-Marianna and Panama
,y-have shown increases over
938, and you will set back our
theater here if you impose this
Commissioner Eells stated that
he had checked at Panama City
and that the theater tax there haa
brought in $567 in July 1938 anu
$558 in July-of this year,,and that
the August figures for both years
were about the same.
"We're asking you, Mr. Martin,'
said Mr. Eells, to aid us in find-
ing a, solution to this tax matter.
-We will be glad to hear any sug-
gestions you .might offer."
People Favor Tax
Commissioner B. A. Pridgeon
'broke in at this point to say that
he had talked with a number of
citizens and most of them were
4i favor of the theater tax if it
would bring revenue to the city.
"You wouldn't single out any
other business for such a tat,
would you?" queried Martin.
."We're trying to put a tax on
luxuries and get a tax that will
be paid by everyone," replied Mr.
Eells. "That's why we put on the
gasoline and cigaret tax .
"Such a tax will make you gen-
tlemen unpopular within a year,"
said Mr. Martin, to which Eells
replied: "Well, we're getting used
to that." -
"As I said before," said Martin,
"put an increased license on us,
no matter what the amount, and
let us-a-sorb it over ,a peiod or
"Well, Mr. Martin," replied Mr.
Eells, "we'll mull over this mat,
ter and talk it over with bur cittr
zens .and see what we can do
about it7 '
'"Twould like to have your as-
surahce that you will no't- put a
tax on tickets," replied'.Mr. Mar-
tin.. "We will b\e'iviling 'to pay
any sort of license tax you want to
lput on and will consider ourselves
lucky'ito get out in that manner.''
"We will let you know, Mr. Mar-
tin,". replied Mr. ..els, "what we
decide to do on this' matter."
.Which ended the discussion on
theater admission' taxes, and the
matter of the cigaret tax was
To Buy Cigaret Stamps
City Glerk M. P. Tomlinson.was
instructed to purchase 200,000
stamps to be placed on individual
HIGHWAY PAThOL T9,
BEGIN DECEMBER 1
Florida's new highway patrol
probably won't begin operations
until December 1, although the
1939 legislature authorized its or-
ganization August 1.
A director has not been ap-
pointed and the patrol personnel
has not been selected. Officials.
estimate 60 days will be required
to train and equip men before
they begin actual patrol work.
A traffic museum in Nurem-
burg, Germany, has probably the
world's largest collection of model
packs of cigarets, at a cost or
It was estimated by dealers that
the cigaret tax of one cent pei
pack would bring in $500 monthly,
but the commissioners sala they
would consider it exceptionally
good if $250 per month was raise
from this source.
A letter was read from Mayor
Thomas Meriwether of Wewa-
hitchka thanking this city for use
of the fire truck and fire-righting
force, stating: "Hi~--I not been
for. your immediate response to
our call for aid, I feel that not
only the hotel, but a number of
residences, would have gone up in
A deed was accepted by the city
from the St. Joe Lumber & Ex-
port company for a right-of-way for
a road now under construction by
the county from the highway to
the lumber company mill.
WOOD FIBRE FLOWERS
that cannot be told from. the
best product of Mother Nature.
And they keep indefi-
nitely. If they become droopy
you merely place them in the
refrigerator and in a brief time
they are as good as new.
Mrs. W. S. Smith
STAR OFFICE PHONE 51
When you order printing from a travel-
ing salesman, you are never sure when
you will get it or what it will look like.
We can show you proofs and deliver the
job the same day. No letter to
write, no packages to cart from the
postoffice-just a telephone call to our
office and we do the rest.
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
PHONE 51 PORT ST. JOE
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HORSE RIDS CITY
OF STRAY COWS
Some time ago the city dads
hunted high and low to find a
horse for use of one of the citl
employee to ride in rounding up
stray cows that insisted on en-
tering the city and making
meals off flower gardens. One
was finally located at a consider-
able distance 'and brought by
motor truck to the city.
Ever since arrival of the
horse, not a bovine has been
seen in the city, and apparently
his arrival was passed around
by word of mouth amongst the
cows that it would be unsafe to
seek juicy meals in Port St. Joe.
The horse has been eating his
'head off at'the expense- of the
city, so the commissioners de-
cided to ship him back to his
Now we can again look for-
ward to having our premises
overrun with cows, since the
moral effect of the horse has
FORD SALES and SERVICE
'"IRE' TRUCK THROWS PISTON -'"I. AII r "
ON RUN TO WEWAHITCHKA lIdImSU AllOWel
A hurry-up call was put through The following bills against the
from Wewahitchka last Sunday city were passed and ordered aid
1-r -as-- and-rd.rd pai
asking that the Port St. Joe fire
truck be sent to the county seat
to aid in fighting fire that was
destroying the Tupelo hotel.
The truck and a considerable
number of volunteer firemen re-
sponded and the truck was dis.
patched. About a mile outside
Wewa a piston tore loose and
went through the crankcase. In
spite of this, the engine was put
into service and aided in saving
buildings adjoining the hotel, al-
though the building burned to the
BABY GIRL IS BORN WITH
PART OF BRAIN EXPOSED
A baby girl with part of her
brain protruding in a sac from.
her head is drawing the attention
of medical men at Fort Myers.
Doctors give the infant only a
small chance to live and say most
any type of brain surgery known
probably would prove fatal.
at the regular meeting of the city
commissioners Tuesday night:
Water and Sewer Fund
Neptune Meter Co........$.182.10
J. W. West ...............45.00
St. Joe Motor Co. ........ 30.69
W. D. Dare ............... 1.50
Gulf Hardware Co. ...... 7.60
Florida Power Corp ....... 235.08
St. Joe Hardware Co. ..... 12.88
Gulf Oil Corp. ........... 27.80
Treasury City Port St. Joe. 4.636
J. L. Sharit ..............$
W D. Dare ..............
Sherrill Oil Co. ..........
City Port St. Joe .........
Florida Power Corp. ......
St. Joe Telephone Co. ....
Standard Oil Co.. .........
St. Joe Telephone Co.....
Black Cat Cafe ...........
St.,Joe Motor Co.........
Treasury City Port St. Joe. 1
Troy Jones ...............
B. E. Parker ............. 1
Our Labor Day Used Car Sale was a
perfect success, BUT---
We still have $5000 worth of
good clean Used Cars on hand
that MUST BE SOLD
OUR LOSS IS GOING TO BE
We are continuing our sale and cutting our prices
even lower in order to further reduce our stock.
Your old car or a small cash payment will start
you riding in a car that has been RENEWED
and GUARANT'EED and a car you will be proud
The Prices are Startling, the Opportunity
Is Yours, You Can't AFFORD to Let It
Pass! Just Look at These PRICES:
1934 FORD TUDOR-Looks and rides
and runs to your satis- $ 185
1936 FORD TUDOR This car can
hardly be told from 5350
new. Priced at
1934 CHEVROLET-This car will sur-
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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AND MANY MORE TO PICK FROM
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
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FRIDAY, SEPTIEMBERlg 1939
THE.STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF POU14T, FLORIIDA
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1939
MrMs W-- West returned to
the city last Friday after a sev-
eral weeks' visit with.h'ier- brother,
.W. Kelly, in Dawson, Ga....
S' ft" :
Mr. and.Mrs. W. IH Howen and
children,.: Gwendolyn and Jiimmie,
spent last Friday in Cottondale ..
Mr. and Mrs. E. M..Watts re-
turned Sunday from Lakeland
where they spent two weeks.
"Lefty" Wadsworth returned to
.the city Monday after a week's
visit in Asheville, N. C.
REAL. ESTATE. FOR SALE
SPECIAL PRICES ON LOTS. are
being offered until Oct. 15 on
lots in Garden Crest Develop-
ment at White City by Rev. H.
F. Beaty. .. 9-5 10-S
TWO COTTAGES- FOR SALE-
W- -ateffiont-- -
Five rooms' ( two' bedrooms) and
'batht (complete). Front and back
porches screened. Electric,, lights
annd water'. .. '
TERMS-4200 down and balance
t at $20 ,i interest at. 5%
'- 'w$19O ew a.^
Lot Sizea5i,by,90 feet
. -:, - ; **f '" 'p.-
FOR SAIE--Firet 10 lots In Ben.
Sder- Addtion at 20W% -eductioq'
Investigate, thts etore .-bying
J. L. KERR, Realtor
Port St;-Joe,- F4orida
-FOR RENT.- Furnished cottages
at Becon Hill;; 2-room. $15; 3-
room $17.56. Lights, water;mod-
.rn- conveniences. See H. -A.
Drake, Port St. Joe. 1*
FOR.REN~T-Two 4-room houses;
:- one 6-r.om -houe,, at White
City; includes water, electricity
for lights, modern conveniences,
hot and cold running water. In-
quire of C;. F. Stebel. Wimico
UNFITRNISHED 9 by 18-foot eab-
,: lnaz-. ceal-4: overhead andi qldea;
good water; 4 .nionth... Apply St.
Joe Lumber Ce. 121ttf
ROOMS FOR RENT
*F YOU have a room for rent,
. why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost as
low and returns are gratifying. .
Try it today. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Williams
and son Wayne, and Mrs. F l-rtda
-Ho wul- -lft Sunda -y for -Pensaeola
after spending a; we'Qe hre. .;
. i l. o r a a u .
Miss Eileen Arnold of Quicy
arrived last Friday to..resume her
position as fifth grade teacher. in
the local school.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rollins ans
daughter, Peggy .arrived in the
city last Thursday. Mrs. Rolling
will be teacher for the third grade
in the local school. Mr. Rollins
will return to Waycross, Ga.,
where he is employed by the At-
lantic Coast Line railroad, follow-
ing a month's vacation here with
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lovett and
Mrs. Emma Farr spent Sunday In
Wewahitch ka, guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Rowell.
Cecil Costin, Jr., left Monday
for Gulfport, Miss., to continue
his studies-at the Oulfcoast Mili-
Ed Ball, G.: P. Wood and Jim
Bright of Jacksonville were v.lsl-
tors in ;the city -tliis : week.
S. ... . : .. .. .
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Long and
family of Jaa4sonLillle are spend-
ing this week in Port St. Joe.
Roselle Stone expects to leave
today for Gainesville to resume
-hia.~studies at the University of
Florida.! .- ~i i- '
.Mrs. Mamie Barrett of Panama
City is-tth e get :,of her- niece.
Mrs. iJim '-iound ;; .- o:..:.-d,
'- 1, r A *f
Mrs. J. H. Broome and son Jack
and; Mrs .H. -.i-Weeden of Pensa-
cola are guests this week of Mr.
and Mrs. George Hudson.
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Mr. and Mrs, M. L. Fuller were
business visitors in Jacksonville
over the weqk-end.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Talley Brown
of Hinton, W. Va., left Thursday
for theirihopne following :a several
days' visit here as -guests .of -Mr.
and ,Mrs.- Dell Mahon.
TOWNSEND CLUB TO BE
ORGANIZED IN :WEWA
PresiJent J. L:-Kerr of the 1loal
Townsend club stated. yesterday
that a delegation will, go from tbha
city n-Xz Thursday.- to Wewa-
hitchka to organize a Townsend
club there. He invites all members
and others interested to join the
party next .Thursday evening.-
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;W. a w
Held In Norway
Says..-,European Conditions... Were
So.; Chaotic No Chance to .Vork
Out Problems. of Peace
Representative Millard Caldwell
of Milton ..has,.,returned: from the
fifteenth annual conference of the
Interparliamentary :.Union, held in
Oslo, Norway, this year. A member
of the executive council of the
American group, Caldwell was del-
egated to attend as one of the rep-
resentatives of this country.
He said great.. attention wa,
given the problems of maintaining
peace and the, finding. of a solu-
tion, of the refugee question, but
European .,conditions were already
so chaotic ,when the conference
convened there was never a
chance to accomplish ..material
progress .on either. ,,i., ,, .. :.
Conspicuous by their absence
from -the conference were. repre-
septatiges of.Russa, .Germany, and
italy, ;-blt, Co.ngressmann ,Caldwell
said, that wasto.,be. expected, ;as
the three dictator nation ,do not
have parllaemtary, otr _epreAepat
tLve. governmment- In -thewh6eIs'he
said, the discussions were reason-
ably frank and there ie,.n obvious
desire to overlook, no opportunity
to stem-, the tide of-. war,. -:
Caldwell said the Scandanavian
countries, Qrway, Swe4en, Den-
,mark- afid, Finland, :were,.- grimly:
determined to remain, neutral, but.
responsible government officials
appeared, most pessimistic. They
say .those. countries are confronted;
with-: coijditions entirely different!
from those which prevailed in tlhe;
World War and privately admitted:
they may all be drawn In.
Finland is especially: uneasy,
since the Russian-German alliance
and. feels that it may again hav4
to fight for its continued freedoni.
Caldwell -thought both.France and
Great Britain were inclined tq
underrate the military strength o,
Ofrmany. ,*- -
As. for this -country, the con-
giessman .said he believed the
United States can stay out of the
conflict,"If it will keep both fget
on 2he ground, remain .col, and
think.in a straight line.".
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those eggs daily. In rural areas
where .there are no flowing-water
,sewage facilities, these discharges
fall upon the ground or into poorly
constructed privies. In such cases
the: eggs hatch, work their way
out into the surrounding ground
and are picked. up by human be-
ings, especially those who -go
"'If the ground is warm and
moist, the eggs hatch .into tiny
worms in. one or two days. Ip
about a week they are ready to
enter the body of a human being.
That is why it is useless to treat
a person for hookworm if, after
he is cured, he returns to in-
"Since we know how the hook-
worms get from man to man,
through the infested soil," con-
cluded the. chairman, "we can get
rid of hookworm and prevent its
spread. All we have to do Is to
find persons infested with it and
treat them. Then we aid in get-
ting sanitary sewage disposal,
which will prevent the soil from
being polluted. In -other words,
we prevent, the eggs from getting
on the ground where they could
be picked up by barefooted per-
sons. This is the aim of our hook-
worm drive we are- sponsoring in
Ben Dickens, -Jr., left Tuesday
for Gainesville to continue his
studies at the university.
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0Go odB af tterils
Revolt On Tax
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giving a. total. having of $1800.
It was ngentiopd.: that con-
siderable. street :paying was being
Cone all over the. citybut.thbat
Reid avenue, where the..greater
part of.th .city's business houses
were, located, was in a sad state
and. that in spite of protests bX
business men, inothin had been
done. toward improving this street
to keep the sand and dust out of
the stores. It was pointed out
that this condition annually cost
the merchants of Reid avenue a,
considerable amount in spoiled
goods and that something should
b)e done about it.
Other matters of minor import-
ance were discussed, but the main
theme of the entire meeting was
th.a.t the business men should
work .in harmony and insist on
their rights, as they felt that they
were bearing the main .tax bur-
den of the city of Port St. Joe..
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SPECIAL PRICES OFFERED
;,,. LpTS AT, WHjTE CITY
Rev,.H.. F. Bety ,in this iisu'j-
carries a classified advertisement
offering special prices on lots in
his- Garden ,Crest development at
White,City, eitective until Octobei
15. jhia, ; ubdivislon is .within easy
commuting distance of Port St.
Joe and .offers, an ideal ~pesite:
for. :hose who like to.liv in -the
coun.try-.. a,.,plant a garden and
A dual-purpose sheep, produclna
good wool..and..mutton, has b-een
bredl for small farm operators by
federal sheep specialisP~t .. .
Read ,the ,ds -aand .sae!
if it" I* Daylight, We Are
Open-If Night, Wake Us Up
T. S. GIBSON, Mlr.
We ,V111 appoeclatt'k vseit
T ST. JoE
*jBohn qlve more for T
money, any way you Judge a
refrigerator! Only Bohn has
the patented Fin-Grid, that as-
sures more cold per pound of
ice-more steady cold-sfer
food protectionl. Live, water
washed ajr keeps food fresher,
full of flavor! You get plenty
of crystal-clear ice cubesl
Choose your BOHN at-
St. Joe Ice
.. -- /
. Better Prices
13 Plates $6.00
17 Plates $6.75
12 MONTH GUARANTEE
50c Allowed for Your'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,, 1939