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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: December 10, 1937
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Port St Joe-Site- of the $7,500,000
DlPont Paper Mill-Florida'q Fast-
cat Growing Little. City. In.
the Heart of'the Pine Belt.. : _


STAR


If you have any news-no, matter
how trivial it may seem .to you-
bring or send it to. The Star,-it will
be of interest to our readers.


VOLUME I PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 10, 1937 NUMBER 7


CITY CANNOWGEI

LOWER RATE O

FIRE INSURANCE

FIRE HYDRANTS, HOSE, SIRE
AND. TRUCK ASSURE
NEW RATING

:One thousand feet of 21/-inc
:fire' hose, purchased by the cit
abont a month ago, arrived yeste
Sdiy and. is now reposing in its a
loted place on the LaFrance fir
truck purchased -recently- by- th
'city .
When the siren ordered by th
city commission arrives and is it
stalled,'a new insurance, rating o
buildings will be made by th
board of fire underwriters which
will result in a-saving of several
thousand dollars to owners o
dwellings and business structure
in Port St, Joe, for under th
present rating, based on the ol
two-wheel hoge reel which ha
bees the only fire apparatus fo
years,-.the rate is. so high that a
majority of 'building owners havi
oet-felt they- were',able to carrI
insurance.
-'With a modern system, of fir
hydrants, --ire truck, hose anm
w'rming siren, the city is now in
position to askl for a lower ratA
which will allow -everyone to in
sure their buildings against losf
-or damage by fire.
; .-- Sop' Early-

MAY CONNECT

TO SEWENO

PLANT SUFFICIENTLY UNDER
..WAY TO ALLOW NUMBER
OF CONNECTIONS

City Engineer W. M. Gait stated
yesterday ,that the city's sewer
system was about 80 per cent
complete, and that beginning to-
day connections will be allowed to
be made in that section of the city
from First to' Etihth streets,
which includes all :f the business
.district,' a portion 'i- the residen-
tial district and the negro quar-
ters.
It is anticipated that in a. very
short time the disposal plant will
be entirely'-completed and all sec-
tions of the city allowed to con-
nect to the system.
Under present plans of the city
commissioners, each user will be
required to pay. a 'small amount
monthly, based -upon Water con-
su-mption of the residence or busi-
ness house; for use of the sewer.
-Variety Show Tonite-
STATE SUPREME COURT
HANDLES MANY CASES

TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 10 (FNS)
--Justice Rivers Buford, answer-
ing !those ho. contend that the
supreme court litigation is not be-
ing disposed of as expeditiously
as justice demands, points out that
during the period from January,
1930, to January, 1937, the-su-
preme court of Florida has dis-
posed of more cases than any
,other court of final appellate jur-
isdiction in the United States and
gives as authority for this state-
merit figures compiled by the pub-
lishing' company which publishes
,reports of all courts of final ap-
pelate jurisdiction in this country.
At the beginning of 1936 there
were 402 cases on the docket;
during that year 789 cases were
docketed and 753 disposed of. At
the bfetainnl january term
of 1937 there we-e 489 cases on
the docket and 301 cases were
(Continued on page'8)


T THIS IS TIME TO
N MAKE CHRISTMAS
DAY BEST EVER

E Can't you feel t? It's-in
the very air you breathe
N listen! Can't you al-
most hear the jolly Bliting
Jingle of Santia's ileighbells
the merry laughter of
h old Saint Nick himself? He's
y almost ready for his annual
r. trip of joy and giving to .Port
- St. Joe.
e Notice the gay and eager
e laughter' of ch"lldren already
anticipating the delights of
e their Chritmham stocking .
the joy of their Christmas
n tree.
e It's Christmas time in Port
h St. Joe, no doubt about it.
l. Make it the BEST Christmas
A you've ebvr had!



Dri ingOf
dr




y Is On Increase


I HALF PINTS MOSTr POPULAR
a SIZE; BEER AND WINE
HWHOW NO INCREASE'

Florida consumers of hard liquor
are drinking more liquor in 1937
Than there did in 1936, according
to the November report issued..by
She itate beverage department, but
Sthe eonsu.iptioo, bf bees wine.
1 Is practically the same as last
year. ..f .
fteceipts from the liiqior tax
I thirogh November : aMounted to
$213,918.09, an increase ,of $86,-
280.14, or 67,6 per cent over the
'receipts for .the same period of
-1936. However, the legislature In-
creased the liquor tax 56 per cent,
which indicates an Increase in the
volume of liquor consumed of. only
17.6 per ce.iti .
Receipts from excise iax on beer
and wines through Novemaber
amounted to $109,70S.S0, aid In-
crease-of $15,454.21 over lastfydar,
but which, tA~ffg the increase in
taf into' consideration. indcates
practically the same volume of
consumption as that of a year ago.
While the .beverage department
report shows an increase of $101,-
734.35 over 1936 In liquor taxes
and "excise taxes on- beer and
wines, it shows a loss of $176,-
103.54 in license collections due
to the fact 'that the 1937. legisla-.
ture reduced the amount of license
money that came to the state by
50 per cent. The license receipts
for 1937 were- $224,713.61, com-
pared to $400,817.15 for the similar
period of 1936.
Liquor stamp sales show that
half-pints are the most popular
size with liquor buyers, sales for
this size totaling 910,352. Pints
ranked second in' thie buyers'
choice with sales amounting to
479,048.
Shop Early-
ST. JOE CAGERS LOSE
TWO GAMES TO FRINK
The Port St. joe basketball
teams, after a hard-fought battle
Monday night, lost to Frink. The
girls' score was 11 to 12 and the
boys' 35 to 15. Mr. Linton and
Miss Collier, coaches, stated they
were greatly pleased with the
fighting spirit displayed by the
local teams as they have had so
little practice, and they believe f
the teams will show up well dur-
ing the remainder of the season, .
-Variety Show Tonite-- h
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year. t


BAND PRESENTS

VARIETY SHOW

THIS EVENING

FEATURE WILL BE.40-PIEC
HIGH SCHOOL BAND OF
PAN'AMA CITY

A grand entertainment is i
store for residents of the city th
evening when a "Variety Show
will be presented in the hig
school auditorium at 8 o'clock ui
der the direction of..Dan Farme
director of the Port St. Joe hig
school band. "
Dancing, singing, blackface con
edy, choruses, acrobatic turns an
selections by.the band will all coi
tribute toward furnishing an evi
ning of fun aid pleasudre to those
attending. Proceeds of the sho'
will be used' to purchase instri
ments:, and : music for the locs
band, and everyone is urged to al
.tend and contribute their bit to
worthy project.
As a special added attraction
Oren Whitley and 40 members 'o
his Panama City high school banw
will present a concert Imme dlitel;
following the show. Mr, Whitley
the youngest bandmaster in WeV
Florida on the 'Federal Must
Project hat one of the largest
high school bands in the state, hii
entire band consisting of overi.10i
pieces, This young bandmaster i'
keenly alert, very progressive, al
!Ways' studying .ew methods bJ
whichl- to ikiprove his wgik, anc
Port St. Joe is very fortunate in
bavihg l'r. VWhitley and hts ban.
as guests. "
Prog am to .be gpreserited- by the
visitors follows: :
"Promotion March': ; ..Chenette
"VliHage Chapel" (tone poem)..
.................. .. Rtibble
"Starter March" ........';.ibble
"Indian Boy" (Indian dance nov-
elty) ..... .. ;-...:. : -Bennett
"Vanguard March" -, Hollingsworth
'Trombone Toboggan" (featur-
Ing trombone section)...Weber
Cbrlstmas Carols.Brass Quartette
School Songs:
(1): "We Are the Boys"
(2) "Footbiall Medley"
<3) "Alma Mater" '
"Honor : Band March" ....Weber
Both the Port St. Joe and the
Panama City school bands are fi-
nanced by the Federal Music Proj-
ect and the county school boards.
-15 Days Till Xmas-'
LAKE ATOP BUILDING
IS NEWEST THING OUT

It's Duck...Soup For Ducks-And.
Fire Protection For Owner

LAKE WALES, Dec. 10 (FNS)
-It's duck soup, for ducks and
fine advertising, for Harry Fried-
lander-or it will be if the ide%
works out. When Harry built his
new building at the corner of First
street and Park avenue, he de-
cided to build a lake on the top
to equalize the temperature and
as a protection against fire.
He believes that by absorbing
the sun's rays the lake will keep
the building cool in the summer
and warm in the winter, and in
case of fire,, the contents of his
six-inch deep lake will deluge the
conflagration; and then, too. it's a
novelty-something new-and a
swell idea if it works.
---Mail Early-
APPOINT PLANT ENGINEER
E. H. Horton of Mobile has ac-
cepted a position as plant engineer
or the St. Joe Paper Company,
ind will make Port St. Joe his
lome in the future. He will bring
his family to the city as soon as
heir home is completed.


STAR NOW RATED
IN SECOND CLASS

G The Star yesterday re-
G ceived its second class mail-
ing permit from the postof-
S fice department at Washing-
ton, D. C., and is now able to
mall out papers as second
clast matter.
Prompt action on applica-
S tion for the second class
s mailing privilege was due to
the good work of Postmaster
:h H. A. Drake and took but 10
n- days.

;h

- Law Would Grant
n-

;: Lien On Estates of

: Old Age Pensioners
1-

t- Claim Waived..If There Remains:
a Widow or Children Liable to
Become Public Charges

f JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 10 (FNS)
d -Those applying for old age as-
y distance in the future may be re-
Sminded of a provision of the state
t social security law granting a lien
against estates left by those who
t have been supported at public ex-
s pense.
0 T,:; he state welfare board, after
hearing a alppeal- from Dade
county in which it was brought
u o''-that the appellant desired aid
so 'that he .might meet payments
0 o1r-a property :and retain his
home, threby- creatiAg an estate,
:adopted a resolutiou'n -directing
,, that Section 14 of the social se-
u: 'iuity law; relating to liens, be
printed on the old age assistance
application blank, provided the
consent of the social security
board could be obtained.'
An amendment to the resolution,
Also adopted, would include on
the application form a question as
to whether or not the applicant
understands that such a lien may
betaken.
Application for permission to
change the old age assistance
o)lan in the particularr specified
has been made to tlhe social se-
curity board at Washington.
The state welfare act provides:
"Section 14: Estates-If any per- j
son who has been supported at the
public's expense die leaving an es- I
tate, the state or county or both, a
as the case may be, shall be en- i
titled to have a claim and lien in
force to the extent of the public F
assistance provided to the said de- S
ceased.- Blit'if there remains a i
widow or minor children liable to
become public charges, then this I
claim shall be waived.
"The federal government shall b
be entitled to a share of any
amount collected from recipients i
or from their estates equal to not
more than one-half the amount
collected, if required as a condi-
tion to federal financial participa-
tion, and this amount shall be F
specified by the state board. The n
amount due to the United States lI
shall be promptly paid by the r
state to the United States gov- J
ernment." d
Shop Early- ti
MILL OFFICIALS VISIT'
S
C. R. Vandercar and A. H.
Mahrt of Chillicothe, O., officials
of the St. Joe Paper Company, fo
were in the city Monday on busi- fo
ness. b.
-Variety Show Tonite- w
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Herron and pl
Hazelhurst Herron of Valdosta, si
Ga., were visiting Monday in this G
city. h


SAFETYDIRECTOR

WRITES IET'ER

TO CHILDREN

BELIEVES CHILDREN CAN DO
MORE THAN ANYONE IN
URGING SAFETY

The Florida Safety Caravan, un-
der the direction of Asher Frank,
state safety director, visited Port
St. Joe last Friday and gave some
helpful pointers as to. means ot
making the' city a.safer place in
which to live.
In connection with the safety
campaign, Mr. Frank has prepared
a letter, addressed to the children
c; Florida, urging them to con-
tribute their., efforts toward safety
programs. His letter- follows'
To the Childi-ft it Florida:
."There.is. a .very serious prob-
lem confronting thb. citizens of
-Florida which you boys. and giris
can do more to solve than anyone
ela. The problem ta his that
last :year there were seven times
as many fathers' and mothers
killed on our streets and highways
in motor vehicle accidents os there
were girls and, boys of your age.
"YQu are familiar with. the way
in which automobile. accidents
happen. Time and again full-grown.
intelligent people walk across a
busy street without any reason-
(Contlnued on Pager7)'
-Variety Show Totel-:

FOURTH AVENUE

IS BEING OPENED

GIVES NEW STREET FOR EX-
PANSION OF PRESENT
BUSINESS DISTRICT

'Work of opening Fourth avenue
from First to Fourth streets was
started yesterday with a state-
owned tractor and grader fur-
nished the city through courtesy
of the state road department.
Opening of Fourth avenue will-
allow expansion of the business
district, which at the .present is
confined to Second: and Third
avenues. It is hoped that paving
work will be done on the new
thoroughfaree in the near future,
although the only paving contem-
Tlated by the city: commissioners
at present is Fifth avenue from
First street to Eighth street.
The only business structure on
fourth, avenue at present is The
Star building; but, with the open-
ng of the street more business
houses will likely spring. up, this
being the only logicaliipoint for ex-
pansion of. the rapidly growing'
business district.
-15 Days Till Xmas---
PREMIUM LIST FOR
STATE FAIR RECEIVED

A new premium list for the
'lorida State Fair at Tampa, run-
ing into several thousands of dol-
ars, was received this week by
'he Star. The fair will open on
january 25 and continue for 1-1
ays. The signing of new attrac-
ions, entertainers and livestock
exhibits are announced by P. T
trieder. general manager.
The 22 buildings on the fair
rounds are being put in shape
or opening; sets and backgrounds
)r the hundreds of exhibits are
being constructed, and remodeling
ork is being rushed toward con-
letion. Forty-two floats have been
signed up for the most elaborate .
asparilla Krewe parade in the
history of the organization.







- 4 .--' '-r--* -


STHE STAR
i. S. SMITH,. Editor and Publisher

Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The Star Building

'Application for entry as- second-class matter
is pending.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
Three Months ......65c

--4 Telephone 51 .-- .".

The spoken word is -given scant attention;,.
the. printed. word-..is. thoughtfully weighed..
The The spoken word barely asserts; the:
printed word- thoroughly convinces. Th'e: '
j spoken word is lost; the printed word -re'
plains. -,.. .
__, .. .. .
S WHAT DO WE SEE?
What. do we see when we go out? Do the
Sights' of a' street. merely convey to .us a
stretch of hard,- unyielding pavement, or
S does it coiley, a picture of life and interest?
As we pass by the stores of Port St.-Joe,
do we see merely a lot of goods: ihich :we
cannot afford to buy this Christmas tide but
which We- \ill' btiy;'or do we see spread out
before us' for the taking an education with-
. out spending .a penny ?. ,.. ..
... : Every street, .whether. it be. in Port St. Joe,
New York or Paris, .has a distintit personality"
.of its oWli. Its people and shops present to
'' ifie disceihiift persodi a coldiful phase of life:
The way of the habitual frequenters of a cer-
t. ain.. street. may not be' our, .ways.. To the
Truly receptive mind, .however, -they present
a picture just as:vivid and 'far more 'truthful
'than what we may'see on' the screen of the
St. Joe o Theater. ....
The mind that is .'4tll sees .nothing but a
street full -of things not wanted; :.-The .:active
inmid delves behind- the, building walls and:
finds an\interest in-the ..ii; ;of the'"pt1ee
ior whom the street. exists. First, perhaps ,
it 'sees the.e retailers and. visualizes .their
thoughts and struggles behind -the profi.s-
siinal -smiles which ,greet 'the possible cus-
tomer, &ieh teih gh that particular nierchant
may .have his"lback'to the.wall and unable to
meet his obligations, It sees thi mind of the
consumers Whose homes and 'ways of living
demand the class of merchandise displayed
for sale. It sees life--not just a row of win-
dows. Every window .display is a manifes-
tation.of someone's desire to please someone
else, even-.though the root of -it is a profit
or a means of livelihood.
Instead of merely giving the show win-
Sdows. a. passing glance, suppose we take 'the'
trouble to see all that is in them. They,are'
full of ideas, not..only for Christmas .gifts,
but ideas which can be used for the better-
ment of our own lives, whether it be our
personal appearance,. business efficiency, use
of leisure diet, or home.comforts and con-
veniences.
The .Port St. Joe show windows right now
contain hundreds of interesting items. Al-
though the trade channels through which
these goods normally pass is associated
niainly with their application as supplies for
human needs 'and a few fine luxuries, this is
not by any means an entire picture. Behind
these show windows there stands a store and
a personnel .w-ho possibly for many years
have devoted their entire time and efforts to
the art of striving to. meet the exacting de-
mands of public opinion.
So long as our needs are definitely in the
realm of good supplies, the Port St. Joe
,tores can be of inestimable service to us,
-egardless of the item, quantity or quality re-
quirements, if given a chance to serve us.
'There is no need of going to neighboring
-towns or sending to the mail order houses
for inferior goods-trade at nome .so that
you can get another crack at your dollar. A
dollar spent trt of town is gone forever.


We are informed that Florida has more
cattle than Arizona. Is that right, Mr. Mo-
tirist? -Times-Union.


DISTRIBUTE; CHEER TO THE WIDQST
'It getting near ,the time now whenn, on
The fingers -of their two"hands, the :children
of Port St. Joe may count the days to
Christmas. This" is, indeed, the week before
the Clristmas week and 'int it will be packed:
full content of altruistic adventure.
Perhaps the greatest.-joys- of- Christmas
come 'in these days before .when, as '.at no
other time, the mind is full of pleasant
thoughts for others.. everyone likes to make
good plans, to anticipate-the -surprise, and joy
they will bring.
Now we, have moved into the full flush of
the. pre-holliday season, into- those last days
in, which nn "earl-y"' sh6ppiing''vill -be pos-'
sibler- Ancd'we are greeted 'b g'i6wing lights,
the ribbons and tinsel, of decorations, and .a.
great exhibit .of- wares and,,goqds, opuld .we
agsenble- under 'one' roof,::,and- call it .a .fair,
the ai ti: de 'which 'are spread our by the ,mer-
charits of 'Port' St. Joe ini widows and on
counters, we could make a bid for a large
and rapt. attendance and would vote.the ex-
position a'*rare one.. -
It is moi-e fnii; perhaps,' to walk around
pressing i'ce. against the' piaes, loitering.
near the- counters Where toy machi',ery per-
forms its wonders, looking at the .boks, lis-
tening to. the :radios and wondering at t.he
great variety of' articles on. display. Beau-
.tiful, ..convenient,;' practical 'anf.r snfiiental;
'works of 'art and invention, for the grown-
up and the child, the gifts of ,Christmtas are.
ispread- in their annual invitation..
This is i an invitation being 'accepted joy-
fully "by the.jesidlents of the city, Who are
.seeing to. it that nothing is to mean the loss
of the Yuletide pleasures. ..As a, boom .to, the
times -comes "the generosity and kindliness of
the human heati' with. this chance of e6tpres-
sion which means,, in additiorito the joy givenG1
the recipients of gifts, the employmentt, of, ex-
tra clerks,. work .for -.the -artisans,., and a.
timely circildition 'oft money, l'
The holiday" a~iwafs and the world' is pre--
,pared'. Into the streets and stores move the
crowds who are thinking of others; funds for
.the aid: of the unfortunate receive more sup-
port' than. ever: There is a 'firm determina-
tion to spread out this year, as never before,
the cheer of the season. ..
.And Christmas is but two weeks off!

Three neighbors, a Jew, an Irishman and
a Scotcl~man, planned a picnic,. Each was to
bring something for the occasion. Came the
day, and the picnic was begun. The Jew
brought some bins,'the Irishman some sau-.
sages--and the Scotchiman brought his fam-
ily.


Paper says death rate among motorists is
decreasing. It is easy to explain that. Most
of the fools on the road. have already had
'their fling.-Blountstown Record.. Yeah, but
it says nothing about the increasing death
rate among pedestrians.

Women are wearing "Punctuation hats"-
like this. !, and this ?, and this &, and this
(), and this .$.-Tampa Tribune. Here's a
few you left out, Ed: :.--Florida Times-
Union. Not to mention this I|, and this //.

-a The League of Nations may be all right,
but if we ever get into trouble we'll go some-
where else to ask assistance.

Opportunity doesn't always knock at the
door. Sometimes it sits by the curb and
honks.-Florida Times-Union.

Sometimes even an old boiler can make
people happy.-Blountstown Record. Refer-
ring to an automobile or a still?

Death is a great leveler. Ditto the banana
peel.-Florida Times-Union. Not to mention
the automobile.

"The time has come," quoth the raven.
"Do your Christmas shopping early."


"''. ; "


FINE POSSUM: '
By LARKIN CLEVEL;D: '"
Publisher DeFuniak Hera'd


" Mr. H. W. Spence of Alaqua,
brought us the biggest, finest,
fattest, filthiest 'possum 'last Sat-
urday that wo have seen in years.
He was such' a fine possuim that
we., just halt* to lug -him around
over town and show him off to
the small and rapidly dwindling.
army of the pure in heart .who
still relish possumi, adchitlins and
othcr carrion.
Not a single s61itary man wh'o
was wearing thin sox, B. V. D.'s
and drivir, a car on Which three
.intallments were past due, took
any further notice of our possum
than t6 say he wouldn't eat a piece
of .it for. a miliori dollars.
.oA dozen pirtty girls, with most
of their eyebrows pluciiedout and
their lips looking li'e the top rail
of a fence in, poke-berrjr time,
kinder sidled away and regarded
our possum arid ourself with
sublime loathing, .
.'Sfunny. ab:uit. how possum af-
fects different people.
Finally we rmet an old darki
and his eyes fairly danced as 'ie
gazed at our prize. while he. pen-
sively stroked his chin with the
fingers of one h-ad, as if'in retro-
spective contemplation of the time
"when he, too, had .enjoyed a pos-
sum feast.' Finally :i'e said:
"Cap'n, -I reskon you wouldn't
hardly think o' selling' dat ar pos-
sum, avould you?"
S.Now, this old .darkey likes his
possum.. If we'd had anpther we'd
have given him one; but we would
not have sold it to him.
Some, men will sell. anything.
Esau is said to have sold his
.birthright to Jacob for "a mess of
partridges," or something like
that.. Joseph's'"brethren sold their
brother for ..'twenty pieces of- sil-
ver,' hich was probably abo '
all they cold get for him on the
lioof, Judas betrayed his Lord for
thirty .pieces of silver,: and Peter
denied Him for i"thing. 'We mimigiht
sell our business, if offeredd sev-
eral times what it is worth,' and
we might be induced to dispose
of the Blue Dog, our miagiiificent
estate just east of town, if offered
a good round sum. for it, but we'll
just be ding-danged if we'd sell a


Stardust and

Moonshine

By The Other Fellow


Browning, Shelley, Keats-w'..at
does one .get from reading them?
I hear. this question pro-
pounded often .. and I can
give no better answer than that
of my English instructor during
my college daze. He said: "To
students plaintively inquiring of


possum or a mess .of chitlins for
anything.
But the possum, as anf edible
"vegetable," seems to be going out
of fashion 'just about with' the
same rapidity with which the kero-
sene lamp is being .displaced by
the electric Night, and cotton
"stockings" are being snowed un-
d'er by silk "hosiery."
It is urged.by "modern" men
aimd women ,-who.- bathe- onoe .in a
while -and are in" debt, that the
possum is a" scavenger and eats
dead things, and this is true. So
does a crab. We-.have seen dead
bodies -taken 'froni- the water with
-nose, ears, lips nd, *-ingers eaten
away by crabs; 'ye.'who -goes to
the trouble' to remember..all this
when eating a nice '"mess" of,fried
crabs? The hog is by no means a
gentleman- in his ,die'tary.. prefer-
'ences, -yet -who-- thinks, of this
when dating spare ribs; backbone
or smoked "ham? The fish. eats
'`6ifms, insects,' small snakes and
other filthy thing's too numerous
'to mention, yet who refuses to eat
a catfish' chowder or ,a 'baked red-
fish simply' because' : the fish
doesn't carry a certificate in his
vest' pocket' stating -that 'he' has
been rdared in the lap of: luxury
and :ed with a' fiewer'.spvoon?
'The "Pilgiitin Fathrs--Were taught
by the Indians to bury a' dead fish
at the root of each stalk-of corn
in order to increase the -fertility
of the soil. and insure: ai-a'lI"idant
crop; yet it Is hbt :on:record 'that
Johin Alden or Priscilla ever com-
plained t'ii'tthei~ ho'ecake or corn
pone tasted of dead fish....,r
Forgive us, friends,: if: ve seem
to b~ wasting ait' hoi; lot of elo-j
quence on' ilet possum. This is
Tuesday afternoon and wq have
eiit haa all' the baked possum we
could eat at one sitting. The pores
of our skin are open, our mental
vision is broader, our cold is bet-
ter and 'we ar "speaking- with
other tongues as 'the- spirit gives
us utteranice." -
By next week- all our possum
will be gone, anda"then, maybe, we
will write you an obituary, a card
of thanks or. something- else
equally inspiring.


est, by riding 'the high seas in a
private yacht, by sailing' over the
boulevards in a $10,d60 car, o'r
ordering. everything on the bar-
ber's list.
SOthers can get; It from looking
at. an etching or a marble figure
;n an art gallery,.rrom reading a
book, from looking at a sunset or
a tree, from .listening to a sym-
phony, or from an evening's con-
versation with a .ongenial com-
panion I get it from see-
ing my stuff in print.
That's about all, in my humble
opinion, there is to this thing we
11 ,,,itu.,-o Tt'a a wav of


me, 'What good will study of easing the spirit, of simplifying
Browning's poetry do me?' I like life, of reducing 'the cost of a
to reply: 'It will give you a state happy e::istence.
of mind which you will find the I have always been a strong be-
equivalent of a Rolls-Royce car. lieverin the theory that everyone
Thus it will save you several thou- should be taught something prac-
sand dollars. tical-we should all know the
While perhaps I didn't agree technique of a trade--some way of
with the old professor at the time making a living. Everyone should
S. being a young sprout full work and ite ideal should
of ego it is a perfect be that everyone shall enjoy his
answer to a lot of similar qu'ss- work.


tions.
What good does it do a man to
fish in the woods? What good
does it do a man to live in a fine
home? What good does it do a
man to smoke first-class cigars?
What good does it do a man to be-
come an expert golfer?
L'et's follow the old professor
and say it gives one a luxurious
or an exalted state of mind. ..
We all reek this state of mind,
and some can achieve it only by
living in a 30-roon: nouse, by get-
ting out in the solitude of the for-


But we need something else .
something that we can put into
our minds and think about when
we are through ,:t:i our ledgers
and lathes, our, brick and mortar,
out typewriter and Ip.Der, our
gorceries and vegetables.
If we can cultivate a d ep liking
for imagery and sound's, and lines
and color, we hae a s hort cut to
that perfect state of mind which
many find so expensive and elu-
sive. T-o qaqt.,..Browning:
This world's no 'blot for us
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To0Late toissify
SBy RUSSELL KAY'

S.remember at a press meeting-
a few years ago Colonel W. E.
Kay, distinguished Jacksonville
attorney, appearing as a banquet
speaker, apologized for having the
Same name as your. humble. cor-
respondent and took time ,out to
explain that he wasn't related to
nme, not even distantly, and was
tired of havin' folks say, "Oh,
you're the. man :who's .'Tbo Late
to Classify'."
Then a couple of years ago I
discovered that there was :a bird
in Daytona Beach who had more
to apologize for than the colonel,
fo.:.r :i' fond parents, unable to
,)ok tito the 'future and vision
the ..handicaps that- might .follow
their. action, took it upon them-
s'el;eg"ti' tag their male 'offspring
"Russell,' alla. it happened their
name was Kay.
Mrs. Ruisell Kay of Tampa
picks up a copy of the Daytona
Beach News-Journal and ..sees
where..Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kay
were the life of the cocktail party
at the country club, and glarin' at
me, like I was: Mr. Sin himself,
.. s a.sys, -"So, that's where ypu
,''ere, 'and you told me you .were
going to Jacksonville on a busi-
n-sa trip." Mrs. Ka.' in Daytona
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to the effect that Russell Kay has
a ",harem"-.n Tampa, and while
both innocent husbands can- say
"Ha, ha, it's funny, .ain't it-that
guy havin' the same name as me?"
--it don't sound nearly as coin-
vincin' as it should.
But it seems that Kay is not
the only name that can get a guy
in trouble, for I received a pa-
thetic letter from no 'less a per-
sonage than the Honorable W. C.
(Homestead Bill) Hodges of Talla-
hassee, callin' my attention to the
fact that a lot of folks have con-
fused him with another honorable
gentleman of the same name-J.
B. Hodges of Lake City, state
Democratic committee chairman,
whose recent frank statement of
opinion has caused plenty of ex-.
citement in party ranks during' the
past few weeks.
..'With Governor Cone, Senator
Claude Pepper, Hortefise Wells
and "a flock of other dignitaries
deliouncin' the name of Hodges
anid yellin' traitor and ingrate at
the top of their lungs, poor "Bill"
finds that a lot of folks have got
him confused with .the gentleman
from Lake Cityfi-'.:and:e-' r.y r mail
brings him a gob of nasty' leers
accusin' him of dirty, dealing' thi
"New Deal" and-consignin' him, to
the political death cell. -
So far the Honorable- J. B.
Hodges of Lake City has regis-
tered no: ;:,iplairt about bein'
.crnfui' ed in fLf'-e public 'lind with
'-Homwsteadl -Bill," -but he prob-.
ably has been so annoyed in the.
past; and possibly with eqifal: ein-
barrassment. .
'So just to .keep ,'the record
straight and-as a service, to both,
these gentlemen ain't "one and
tl' '.:same"* They., are..not.:.related..
either by blood or marriage,- and-
it seems that neither is author-
ized to .speak for. the. other.
.. But' coiriderin' the.., fAt that
both of these- gentlemen are able-
lawyers, alr .this confusion over
'he name of Hodges is downright
imrusin' to any plain ordinary citi-
zen -who has squirmed around in
a witness chair, while attorneys
pointed wicked looking' index fin-
gers in his face and did their best
to. confuse him with questions like
"Hav- you stopped beatin' your
wife? Answer yes or no."
And, incidentally, the next time
some smart lawyer. yaps "Answer
yes or no" and you find such an
answer insufficient for intelligent
expression of the facts, you might
ask why youmust make such an
answer, and then request the
judge to poipt out the rule of law
that requires it. I know of one
judge and one lawyer who did a
lot of .head scratcnin' and then
had to admit they didn't know why
and the witness was permitted to
make a clear statement.


MY FFRST CHRISTMAS TREE

Now, Kings and Queens, "Take
notice please,"
If you'd have a peaceful reign;
Be sure you pick a land like mine,
That all the world proclaims.
Now, my domain is under a tree
Whose boughs are a :glittering
S sheen,
Where hoptoads peep out unafraid
of a noise,
And kittie cats frolic about in
the toys.
This is my first big Christmas tree
And its tinsel boughs hang full,
Of goodies from most every land
And little lambs of wool.
My Grandma says "I'm King to-
day."
:Under my Christmas tree;
God send him sweetest comforts
.To Grandma and to me.
---Illinois Farmer.

CAT AFIRE CREATES HAVOC
When a farmer's wife near Jack-
son, Mich., tried to prime the kit-
chien range with kerosene, the re-
s.ulting explosion set fire to the
household 'Cat, which raced, thiru
the house, setting if on' fired, then
fied into a heighbof's barn, which
also burst into flames. When fireL
men finally quenched the two fires,
outside of property damage, nine
'cows, six calves, a sow and a lit-
ter of pigs lay dead.

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under the ancient pharaohs of
Egypt For old Egypt had its
newspapers, They were large tab-
lets of stone or baked clay on
which important news had been
inscribed.
SThese venerable newspapers
were made in the shape of a
scarab, the sacred beetle of Egypt,


and 40 specimens of one edition
have come down through the cen-
turies to modern times. Such
news as the completion of 'the
large artificial lake of Zarukhe for
Queen Tiye and the king's success
at lion hunting were included in
them. Some of the tablets date
back 3,300 years and their sole
purpose was apparently that of
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There is probably no place on
earth better than a country news-
paper office to learn how many
kinds of people there are. Some
get huffy if a statement is sent
others will not pay unt;l they re-
ceive a statement. Some will pay
without a statement, and others
won't pay whether a statement is
sent or not. Some think they owe
more, and some think they don't
owe so much. Some say they
couldn't get along without the pa-
per and others say it doesn't'
amount to much.
But the meanest, scrubbiest in
the list is the man who takes it
and is shut off for non-payment
and then spends all his time-ex-
plaining how he used to "take the
thing" but stopped it because it
was "no 'count."-Highland (Wis.)
Press.

NO NUDIST
California boasts of at least one
man who isn't going nudist. He
broke into the warehouse of 'the
Mobilized Women, equipped him-
self with a complete outfit of
clothes and left. a note saying:
"Thanks, I ain't going naked for
nobody."'


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Society Personals Churches
S LANETA: DAVIS, Editor : :

PLANS MADE FOR THREE- SIXTY-EIGHT. ON HONOR
CITY P.-T. A. COUNCIL At M 3 p. ROLL FOR NOVEMBER
The -Port St. Joe Parent- tPrinipal G McPherson pre- '
Teacher Association met yester- -- sets the following names as hav-
day afternoon at the high school METHODIST ing qualified for the honor roll of'
auditorium with 30 members pres- Rev. D. E. Marretta, Pastor the Port St. Joe schools:
ent and Mrs. Robert Tapper pre- Church services 11 a. m.' and 12th Grade A Martin-Davis Theatre Bill Turner, Mgr.
Hiding. The meeting .was opened 7:30 p. m., first and third Sundays. Margaret Belin, Adelaide Hardy,
with roll call, after which min- Sunday school 10 a. m., every Jerome Morrison, Ruth Connell, FRIDAY-DEC. 10 SUN.- MON.- TUES.
utes of the last meeting were read Sunday. Florine Johnson, Marjorie Stepp, D
and approved. W. M. S. meets Mondays, 3 '. Kathleen Saunders. |Fg ( DECEMBER-12-13-14
Reports from various commit- i n l10th Grade J
tees were heard and the lunch- -- Mary Rue Golden, Lillian Fer-
room committee reported that the. .BAPTIST rell.
lunch-room had been started and Rev. Sizemore, Pastor. 9th Grade
Rosa Bell Whitfield put in charge. Church services 11 a. Im. and Johnnie Mae Balkcom. IN
They further reported that the 7:45 p. ni., every Sunday. 8th Grade
project this week had more than Sunday school 10 a. m. Susan Saunders, Margaret Cole-
made expenses. B. Y. P. U. 6:45 p. m. man, Alma Collingsworth. o-
Plans for the Christmas tree W. M. U. 3 p. m., Mondays. 7th Grade f '
were discussed by members and it Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m., Wed- Russell Rust, Jack Shivar, Henry wit
was decided that a meeting of the nesdays. i Beard, Betty Arnole, Peggy Ai'-. ALLAU J "ON
executive committee be held to G. A., 4 p. m, Fridays. nole, Myrtle Brogden. AM- El lAM lS lS MUREEN O' SULe VAN
formulate definite plans. th Grade -VANNEL "RALA NKW uniiluP A
A very interesting talk was PiESBnYTERIAN Anne Treadwell, Colemani Schnei- IARD' MWLEY WILLAMCOCULD,
b" WILM NKUNH.AAIGo *d b IS.M
given by Mrs. Annie Ryan Marks Rev. H. F. Beaty, Pastor der. .Mary Amelia Gibson; Vir- bahsym.s....g*itravl r .sos soN
of Apalachicloa, first president of .Church services 11 a. m., fourth ginia Pridgeon, Barbara Edwards, Pr.i.ed.y MONOIAM PI WEDC-TTHURSUDEC. 15- 16
the Port St. Joe P.-T. A. Short Sundays. Carolyn Baggett.
talks were also given by Mrs. J. Sunday 91hool 10 a. m. (at the 5th 'drade
Marshall, president- of the Ap- club house), : Tom Parker, Jr., Inez FerrelL, SATURDAY- DEC. 11 -
..lachicola OPlT. A., and.Mrs. Joe Ladies' Aid Society, 8:30 p; m. 4th Grade
Whitfield, president of the We- every third Thursday. Alto Orr, Jr., Alma LIrrimore,
wtritchka organization. Jewel Mc'Mullen, Dorothy Strick-
Following these addresses the CATHOLIC land, Frnncia McDonough. *-
meeting was turned over-to the. Father Massey, Priest' 3rd Grade
program chairman, Miss Bernice Mass first and third Sundays at Wade Barrier, Lemuel Lenieu I V
Beaty, under' whose' supervision 10:15: a. m.- M Ralph Iimasey, 5ohn AlleniSealeyi "mAUREEN O';UIVAN
the following program was pre- Bobbie Wallace, rancis Buit g s, .
ented: "Salute' to. the Flag"; ASSEMBLY OF GOD Edna Collingsworth, Marl Jo Cos;
, ong, "Jolly Old 'aint Nick," by 10 A ..m.-Sunday school. tin, Joan McKeithen, Betty Sue .- SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS EACH SHOW-.
I'tte Gera!dire .Parker, accomn-11 a. m.- Devottonal. McPhaul, Francis Rust, :john- Al- i--
paanied by Mrs. Laneta Davis; "Si 7':30 p. m.--Etangelistic e nv- en Morgan. W I _
lent Night," by the Spanish Class; Il'es. .. 2nd Grade
"It Came Upon a Midnight ar," Ladies' Co l meeting Edwin Arnold, Ellis Larimore,
by Miss Ann Davies, accompanied day afterAln. R. -S. Car-vr, To iy 'GbsqhT
by MisE Erline BMcClellan. Prayermeeting Wednesday eve- Cbhariis" Guilford. BernArd Prid-
mmedia.tely after thie program, ning. ggn, Joe Wells il White
plans were made to organize Peggy Hardy,'Mildred McMullen,
a Parent-Teacher Council which BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Horis Thursby, Norma Jean Lawis, Prt St. Joe, Fla.
will include Port St. Jo, ewa- Mr. ndMrs. Tom Parker an- Grade
hitchka and Apalachicola. ounce the birth of a daughter, Myrtle Rhanmes, Lorin White,
The ocial committee e erved de- Monday, December 6, 1937. The Buster Owens, Charles PippinsgW he
licious refreshmt, Lts :of coffee, Star extends felicitations to. Mr. Roy Oliver, Joyce Husband, Fair-
fruitm(l, sailed pcc.- ns andamints. and Mrs. Parker. lene Everett, Wayne Cook, Buck
Out-of-towin guc ts wer6 Mes- ..rI Arnett, Nadine Davis and Agnes D O L L DAO R
dames HincL:'-:,, Bragg and With- Miss Erie Gulledge, of Panama Creamer.
erspoon of Apalachicola, Mrs. City was the week-end guest of
Whitten and Misses Bouie and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. MISSIONARY SOCIETY PLANS BUY S M O RE
Lambdin of Wewahitchka. B. Smith. FOR CHRISTMAS TREE
There will be a benefit bridge R J The Baptist Missionary Society
for the P.-T. A. next Thursday at Jack Little of Apalachicola was held its regular business meeting FRIDAY SATURDAY ONDAY
the club house visiting friends in town yesterday. Monday at the church, with twelve DECEMBER 10 11 13
members present.. After the buisi-
ness was dispensed with, plans PEANUT BUTTER, qt. 25c KETCHUP, 14 oz -2 for 25e
ere made..for the annual Christ-
mas tree to be held Tuesday night. Sandwich Spread, qt. ...25c 2 LARGE
December 21, at the home of Mrs. MUSTARD, -qart .......1c 4 SMALL
C. G. Costin.
The next meeting will be held
at the home of Mrs. Asa Montgoom-
c ry. U

I' '~ ~' ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF
-..:e )CHRISTMAS DAY WEDDING
*cMr. and Mrs. T. H aStone an- POTTED MEAT, 3 for 10c Blackeye PEAS, 3 lbs. 23c
naB| ounce the engagement and ap- Water Maid Rice, 3 lb. 19c COOKING OIL, gal can 95c
F:rroaching marriage of their daugh- LIMA BEANS, 3 lbs. 23c APPLE JELLY, 2 lb....23c
FCR THRIFTY HOUSEWIVES OF PORT ST. JOE ter Ola, to Mr. Opal Grice Ogburn
Sf Port St. Joe. The wedding is
Cranberry Sauce, can....10c MILK, 4 small ..............15c take place December 25.
Grapefruit, 3 for ...........!5c MATCHES, 3 Ig. boxes 10c U S 0'r C
G e i3 i -- B. H. Dickens, Gulf county 0 s t
rer--t 3 1 o SC M H 1 b o I the state welfare board,
district two, attended a meeting
if tle board Tuesday in 'Jackso Canned Spaghetti, 2 for 15c SNOWDRIFT, 3-lb. can 59c
iMvA ill. He states that old age as- No. 2 Early June Peas 2 15c Gocd New SYRUP, gal. 50c
... .. "-" "w "ma I distance checks will be mailed out VINEGAR, quart ..........-10c GRITS, 3 boxes ............25c
ELIMA BEANS, 2 lbs ...15c I FIELD- CORN, 3 cans 25e :n time for recip:enus to use them
POTTED MEAT, 6 far 25c COOKING OIL, gal ....95c or ay shopping 10 LBS.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Farmer, SWEET
W H 0 L E t"!Eell Farmer and Billi, Bryan
SI ere visiting Saturday in Panama
-Z DOG FOOD, per can .... 5c SEE US FOR THE
Mesdames D. C. Mahon, M. H. FIELD CORN, 3 cans....25c BEST LINE OF
Fresh PORK HAN, lb. 23c. CHUCK ROAST, per lb 15c Kelly, H. Saunder1 and G. Gore
STEW BEEF, 2 lbs. ....25c Smoked SAUSAGE, lb. 20c spent Monday in Pensacola on a FLO IlG QUEEN OF THE WEST-24 pounds.....$1.05
shopping expedition. LU QUEEN OF THE WEST-12 pounds...... .55

G.BAY SHORE GROCER aser and "Jacob Kaser SEE US FOR THE BEST LINE OF
Y .R and family of Coldwater, Mich.,
arrived in the city ,Monday and AK N R ENT
Highland View 'We Apreciate Your Patro~nas will maie Port St. Joe their fu- ..
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BENEFIT SILVER TEA
FOR WOMAN'S CLUB
Mesdames T. Gibson, Jr., B.
Pridgeon, R. Miller .and B. W.
Eells were -joint -hostessesa at--a
silver tea for the. welfare- depart-
ment of the Woman's ilub at the
club house last Friday evening.
A short but interesting program
was presented, which consisted of
an address of welcome, by Mrs. G:.
Patton, club- president; a short
talk-by Rev. H. F. Beaty on" "'The
Good Works of the Club"; music
by the high school band, under the-
direction of Bandmaster Dan Far-
mei; a negro dialect dialogue by
Mrs. Willie.Ola Martin and daugh-
ter, Willie Ola, and a song "The
Old Paper 'Mill," by little Miss
Geraldine Parker, pupil of Mrs.
Laneta' Davis. ,
Proceeds of the tea will go to
the fund being raised by the,'el l
for establishment of : lii'brry; in
Port St. Joe.
SA ,, -.
CITY ENGINEER IS SPEAKER
AT MEETING OF LIONS CLUB
City Engineer W.' M. Galt: was
speaker of the evening at the
regular meeting of the Lions Club,
held Tuesday evening at the
Black Cat Cafe. He gave a gen-
eral outline of the city's -new
sewer system and what it would
mean to residents of Port St. Joe.

BAPTIST, GIRLS. AUXILIARY -
WILL MEET TODAY ,
The Girls' Auxiliary of the Bap
tist church will meet tlis after-
noon 'at 4 o'clock at the 'home of
Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon. Misses Janelli
Pridgeon .and Wilie 'Ola Martin
will act as hostesses.
1 1r -
.Eileen- Best, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. I. I. Best of this city, was a.
visitor here from' Sunday to'We-:
nesday. She is' empoyed as so-
ciety editor Qn _ht .Winoer Haven
HeAld:' Editor' eorge Burr Is to
be congratulated, on having such a
winsome and charming lady on his
reportorial staff.
Harold Kirkland of Graceville
has returned to the city and is on.
his' old job at LeHaidy's. Every-
one is glad to have Harold back
with us.
M. M. Gait, Jr., entered the golf
tournament Sunday -in Panama
City.
Jack Connell of Wewahitchka


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Miss. Siirah 'Br6wning of"Ap-
fdachic6li' ws' tihe guest'ovdr the'
week-;end of M-i.' ah'd Mrs. George
Humphrys. .

Mr. and Mrs W. Kehr bf Coral
Gables were visitors in Port St.
Joe yesterday .

Roniqd Childers andd F. M.
Rowan, Jr., were in Panama City
on business Shturday:.
J. M. Crane-of Mobiie,-'.Ala.,-was
in -the city. yesterday oni- business.

Mrs. Helen Allen spent : the
week-end at her' home in Gordon,
Ala.

SW. M. Baxter and T. Roebuck
'of Pensacola were business visi-
tors i:. Port St. Joe Wednesday.

Mrs. Jack Little of Apaiachicola
was :th.e: "guest' Saturday 'of :he
mothb~ei Mrs. -Anna Baklkcom.:.

H W.. French. of .Baitinore,. 'Md.,
was in the city'on -business Wed-
nesday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Tovey and
Miss Viola Btrbr sp'et the week-
end in Jacksonville. ',

Charles Buulard o':.Cincinnati;,
Ohio, was- in Port. St. Joe, on bsi-.
ness Tuesday.
H. E. Egge of Montgomery,
Ala., was visiting in the city Tues-
day.

G. W. ;_Fwell of Lynchburg,
Va., was a biisiness visitor Tuies-
day in this city..

CONSERVATION DEPT.
ACTING TO CONSERVE
STATE'S SEA FOODS

Choctawhatchee Bay Opened To
Oystering; Shrimp Fiihing
At Apalachicola Better

TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 10 (FNS)
-The opening of the waters of
Choctawhatchee Bay to commer-
cial oysterlng this season, after
closing it for two years while
huge oyster plantings were made,
marked a step forward in the
work of rehabilitating Florida oys-
ter bars by the state conservation
department.. R. -L; Dowling, state
supervisor of the conservation de-
partment, decided to open .these
waters this season after a survey
showed that- oysters in the bay.
had made a phenomenal growth,
making such opening practical.
The conservation department is
also conducting oyster planting
operations in Apalachicola Bay
and adjacent waters, where .all
live shells are being put back in
the water daily,, and every effort
i being made to rehabilitate and
replenish depleted bars in this
section.
Investigations are being made in
other parts of the state, and other
planting operations will soon be
started in waters where such
plantings will b-e profitable.
Th9 Apalachicola section reports
bhat, it has had the .best shrimp
business for the past several years
lue to certain regulations enforced
by the conservation department
compelling shrimpers to fish the
outside waters and avoid the un-
awful catching of young shrimp
a the inside waters.


LEAGUE FACING

REPORT DEMAND


INFOIRMATION:-WANTEDB AS TO
WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS
ARE USED FOR

--They kept the lid on at this ses-
sion of the Florida League of Mu-
nicipalities held in St. Petersburg,
says Kenneth Ballinger, political
editor of the St. Petersburg Her-
ald, but it is a question whether
league leaders can subdue de-
mands for a complete financial re-
port at the June .meeting in Pen-
sacola.
Principal bone of contention is
what becomes of the money col-
lected by Secretary E. P. Owen,
Jr., in dues and -advertising for
the Florida Municipal Record.
Some believe this exceeds $50,000
a year, but no record has been
available to tell the critics what
the money they contributed is be-
ing used for.
Attack on this condition has
come from two.sources, east coast
cities and from the Florida Tax
:Revision League of Jacksonville,
sales tax organization. Net result
was a resolution directing an audit
of money contributed by cities in
dues and for legislative expense,
but side-stepping, any account for
the much larger amount taken in
'for the magazine in city advertis-
ing.
Admittedly the. league is a.de-
sirable organization,. and just as
admittedly, Secretary Owen is an
efficient. executive. MQst of the
critics, therefore, are not willing-
to imperil the,:fture ofthe league
for of the Municipal 'Record. just
because he wopt. tell them where'
-the ;noney goes, how. much salary
be gets and w l y he should nrotl'j
under stricter ,eontrol'.by, league
committees., But the revolting of-
:ficials feel -that a step has been
inade toward correcting an un-
healthy situation, by requiring an
audit at least of part of the money.
--Mail Early-
A. M. Jones .of Columbus, Ga.,
has returned to. his home after
spending several days here. With
his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Baggett.


Residence


Miss Betty. Bryan of Bay Harbor
was visiting in the city Wednes-
day.

W. W. Barron and H. O. Ehresi-
h'n6i'r ofAtlanta, Ga., were visitors


in the city Monday.
U. S. Norden of Dothan, Ala.,
was a visitor in town Tuesday.

Mrs. Buster Owens was visiting
in Panama City yesterday.


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Miss Hazel Register was the
week-end guest of .her mother,
Mrs. Votie Gibson.
Miss Verto Rambo and .Miss
Burch ,of Apalachicola were visi-
tors in town Monday.

John Holden of Richmond, Va.;,
was a business visitor-Wednesday
in Port tSt Joe.
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Apalachicola

Woman Is Killed

By Young Son

SHOT FROM PISTOL SEVERS
JUGULAR VEIN OF MRS.
FRANCIS BLOODWORTH

Mrs. Francis Bloodworth, wife
of an Apalachicola police officer,
was killed about ) o'clock last Fri-
day afternoon by a bullet from a
revolver in the hands of her four-
year-old son, Dickey.
The youngster, while playing in
the bedroom with his mother, took
his father's service revolver from
a dresser drawer and as his moth-
er rushed toward him to take the
weapon, the child accidentally
pulled the trigger, the bullet en-
tering his mother's right shoulder,
coursing across her chest towadd
the left shoulder and severing the'
jugular vein, causing her death in
a few moments.
At the sound of the shot other
members of the fanuly rushed into
the room, but she was beyond
medical assistance. Police Officer
Bloodworth, who was asleep in an
adjoining room,'was among the
first to come to his wifs ,aid.
The dead woman was the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs:, Ronat. San-
garee and was born and raised in
Apalachicola.

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
The kind of relative most people
like is the one. who sends a neck--
tie for Christma:. and doesn't
think it lool:z innall;,:-f sh6o .soBS
it onr the negroyard man. -

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Christmas I. Birthday
of t.e Prince of Peace

T HE sound of a children's
quarrel broke the Christmas
afternoon quiet. Mrs. Steele
put aside the bits of tissue and rib-
bon she had been collecting, and
called her three sons to her.
"Boys," she said, "I have one
tnore Christmas gift for you." They
gathered around her in excited an-
ticipation. "It was the very first
gift mentioned when the Christ Child
was born-"'!
"Gold, mother?" asked the eldest
eagerly.
"No, Franklin. Something far
more precious. Peace. 'Peace on
earth,' remember' Good will is sel-
dom forgotten at Christmas, but
peace too often is."
"But how can yugive us peace?"
cried the second in' disappointment:
"I can't be sure, son. No person
alone can guarantee peace, but ev-
eryone can help. Right now I can
show three boys how foolish' it is to
quarrel."
"How, Mother?","
"Franklin, you are stronger than
your brothers. You could take their
,.toys. But suppose then they join
together to take yours? In the end
all the toys will be broken, and you
will have quarreled for nothingg"
"But suppose they take mine
first?"
"Wouldn't it be better to agree to
all play together and all enjoy them
than to fight?"
"Is that the way...with nations,
too?"
"Exactly. Wars leave everyone
worse off than before."
"But don't people want peace,
Mother?"
"Wanting is not enough. When
everyone. ,who wants', peace does
.something'to bring it about, then
Christmas will- really,- mean the
birthday ,of the. Prince of Peace-
the corning of. 'Peace on earth, good
will to men.'-"-Helen. Waterman.
-.. We-iern Ne. -c'per Union.


A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

SNLOVING indeed must be the
Heart that cannot offer and re-
spoid to that universal greeting.
for Christimas is the time beyond
and above all others when we
should forget differences and dis-
agreements and quarrels. Seri-
ous though we may have hitherto
thought them, shall we..n riot put
an end to them as the Yuletide
greeting rings in our ears, "A
Happy Christmas!"' .


"Mailing Early"
-The first reference to "mail
early" 'in the Post Office depart-
nent files is- in November, 1913.
This was at the time the parcel post
was established. Sending packages
overseas during the World war em-
phasized the idea, and succeeding
years have found mailed packages
more evenly distributed over the
weeks before Christmas..

A Christmas Thrill
Look around and get your thrill
buying a Christmas doll for a little
girl who hasn't any.

Many Christmas Trees
Approximately 9,000,000 Ameri-
cans buy Christmas trees every
year.

SUCH A NERVE!
Secretary: "I have here another
begging letter."
Millionaire: "Who is it from?"
Secretary: "The income tax
bureau."

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THE RESIDENT'S

TOOTH

President Roosevelt Is again
fishing off the Florida coast. He.
visited Dry Tortugas a day or two
ago. He had a tooth pulled on No-
vember 18-nearly three weeks ago
-and the fool newspapers who
can't find anything else to fill up
with are still slobbering over that
doggoned tooth. The "pocket"
from which the presidential fang
was extracted was said to have
still been draining when the presi-
dent left .Washington. There's
been more fuss and feathers raised
over this one blessed tooth than
any other single food-chopper we
have ever heard of. It should be
mounted in platinum and de-
posited for safe keeping along
with the other crown, jewels in
the gold mausoleum in Kentucky.
Now, toothache is no fun, and
there are dozens of indoor sports
more amusing than having a tooth
pulled. We :.are not wanting in
sympathy for President. Roosevelt
or anyone else suffering from
tooth trouble; but shucks to thun-
der, what's one. dag-goned miser-
able tooth.! Why, -Dr.. Cawthon
pulled sixfor usone.time at.one
seance; five .at another, and. sev-.
eral others -at odd times when he,
wasn't busy at something else,
and not a single solitary dad-
blasted newspaper, except maybe
out own, ever had a word to say
about it. .-..
We are glad Mr. Roosevelt has
gone fishing. Now maybe the
newspapers will be so busy telling
about the big one that got away
that they will, forget about .the.
presidential tooth.-Larkin Cleve-.
land-it the ;DeFuniak Herald.

A 'CHRISTMAS VESPER
By Florence Howard-'
From o'er the. western hill tops,
the.wint'ry sunset glows,
Far off -o'er. hill and valley the
last faint gleaming shows.
The wind is softly sighing as if
sinking down. to rest,
The cheery little snowbird hastens
homeward to its nest.
Deep in the golden sunset, a star
peeps shyly out,,
As a jewel in the gate of heaven,
stilling every doubt;
From behind the eastern hills the
moon in grandeur comes,
In one great bui'st of radiance this
quiet beauty sums.
All toil and pain and sorrow seem
hushed by this deep calm,
A peace direct from heaven is
sweeter far than psalm;
On this, a Christmas evening, is
given to mortal men,
To feel, to hear, to utter that
glorious, grand Amen.

BELIEVED HOLLY USED IN
CHURCH WOULD BRING LUCK
Holly, with its brilliant red ber-
ries and rich green leaves is an
accepted Christmas decoration not
just because it is an attractive
and cheerful plant, but because in
the early days it was thought to
hp "hateful to witches" and there-
fore offered protection against
them. Later it was used as a re-
minder of the crown of thorns
Christ wore, the, scarlet berries
representing the blood he shed.
The superstition then grew that if
one could obtain a piece of holly
which had been used in a church
it would bring good luck all year
and would protect against light-
ning:

THIS WEEK'S BEST
Little Ear of Corn: "Mamma,
where did I come from?"
Mammy Ear of Corn: "Hush,
dear; you mustn't talk about that.
The stalk brought you."-Tampa
Sun Dial.

The term "Continental United
States" means the 48 states, ex-
clusive of, Alaska:. and all-island
possessions.


SEASONAL INTIMIDATION 'here? Then eat your spinicna '."
"Sonny," said the dietetic moth- "All right," sighed the modern
er, "do you want mama to tell child, ''only it sounds like black-
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:. Representative Millard Caldwell
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ai u- -- ;' -I
Ed tor'tM Th, tl atsevertal
readers have asked himr jus1T
is. "The Other Fellow," a, ; -a h
says he answered one as follows:
"Well, I can't give you his name"
but outside.office hours he's quite
,human, and l ",kable, but whe, i he's
at work he's pretty hard-~oiled. He
has an affidavit face."
"What do you mean by aNnt a-.
fidavit face'?" 'asked '.die 'ques-
tioner.. -
"Oh, you. knpw," -said Bill, "the
kind of a face a., aman has wheu
he's signing official. papers.
I debated at some 'length as to
whether or not I' should resent
that description, but decided that
if that's the way I look while
earning my daily loaf, I see I'll
have to begin cultivating some
new facial expressions in order to
throw readers off my trail.
Anyway, I'm not one of these
bloated plutocrats who do nothing
but sit around all day and smoke
two-bit cigars, as I was once ac-
cused of being by an anonymous
writer who .took exception to
something Id said.
He flattered me. If I
had twice as much money as there
is in my pocket this minute, I'd
borrow a dime from the editor,
take the twenty cents and buy
three White Owls (adv.) and try
to look the part..


BROTHER OF LOCAL MAN IS
IDENTIFIED AFTER 2 WEEKS
John Goff, who was run down
and killed by a truck on Novem-
ber 14, was burlee 1ast' week at
the Barton cemetery in Calhoun
county. His identity was not dis-
covered until two weeks after his
death. He was a resident of
Yulee, near Blountstown, and for
many years lived near Altha.
Deceased was a brother of
Lloyd Goff of Port St. Joe and is
also' survived by his widow, who
resides in Winter Haven; four sis-
ters, Mrs. William Roberts of Al-
tha, Mrs. Jack Barfield of Mana-
tee, Mrs. Grady Henderson of Pen-
sacola and Mrs. Joe Roberts of
Winter Haven, and another broth-
er, Asa Goff of Altha.


STATE FORESt-

a SUFFER LITTfE

LOSS IN:YEA

CO OPERATION OF PUBLIC I
AID IN KEEPING LOSSES
AT MINIMUM

,Florida forest land under co-op
erative fire control suffered I-es
during the past fiscal year than ii
any previous year, according -t
-records just compiled by the Flor
.ida-.Forest and Park-Service. Ear
Porter,' chief of. the' fire control
branch, reports that only 2.17 pe:
cant -of. -2,328,405 acres listed witl
the Florida Board of Forestry fto
protection were burned over dur
ing 'the year ending June 30, 1937
This is .87- per .cent less than, las
year. The -nuumber -of. fires fought
totaled 1,875- and was 72 less thar
the previous year. The improve
ment is better than the figures in
dictate in"view of the fact that the
acreage uhder protection increase
15.3 per cent- during the same pe
riod.
Porter stated that the CCC, in
existence the past four years, has
helped 'greatly fo reduce -.fire
losses, to a minimum, -but stated
that the past year's improvement
can be largely attributed to the
heip` and co-operation' of the pub-
lic :As evidence, he cites the fact
that' although" the acreage under
protection increased, the number
of: tires st .decreased.

STARDIT;9,S AND MOONSHINE

(Continued from'Page 2 :"
No- blank; it means intensely;'
and' means good; :
To find its meaning is my .meat
and drink. '


(Continued from Page 1)
able dare; very probably in many
cased:'thinkii 'of something- else,
and although they know -the dan-
gers of the street, yet they risk
serious injury or even death when
Ssuclh r'ik"'is 'kbsolutely.':unneces-
sa ry. : '-* "- : '
'"V'oWllboys and girls are taught
ind'the schools the dangers 'of fhe
street, whether' you are on foot or
i- a car; biit 'thOse dangers have
all develblped- within the last 30
^eS-aa-'i._ 'ui pkaents Were not'
taught ayitlin^ m n
schoibl bibafi h thtey did not .exist.
It was: ofily. itF the :.past few
years that ti' safety vWork 'in the
schools oftFlorida really began. So
far'thri y6ar1F water a few,, years of
:safety work. in .the -schools, only
;about 12 per cent of the traffic
fatalitJes were children of school
age. .
-."The reason we are addressing
this letter, to you is that your par-
ents, will pay muchl more atten-
tion to you than they will to a
,police officer. A motorcycle officer
may warn your father that he is
driving too fast or that he has
violated, some other traffic .regu-
lation, but in many- cases: the
warning will have little effect. A
traffic,. officer may warn your
mother about crossing a street
against a .red light, but, she may
be in a hurry ana pay little at-
tention to the officer. Your warn-
ing, however, will have a differ-
ent effect. Your parents will lis-
ten to you because you are dear
to them, and they will give some
thought to what it would mean if
one of them was killed or if you
were killed because of their care-
lessness. You know that the traf-
fic regulations are intended to
promote safety for all. Why not
do your part in bringing that to
the attention of your parents?
"If all of you children will do
'your part, you can ring about a
great reduction in traffic accidents
and you can feel that you are per-
forming a duty of young citizens.
CHILDREN, WHO ARE YOU?
"You are theipersons who are
going to carry on what your par-
ents have started.
"You are the ones who will do
the things that your parents think
are so important, and to improve
their policies an ideals.
"You are the ones who are go-
ing to take charge of the churches,
of the schools, the universities and
the government.


"But it is high' time that you
children g'vN some thought to
--our par'ets' welfare so that


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MRS 'EELLS URGES USE AS
WELL AS PURCHASE
OF SEALS

Mrs. B.. W. Eells, Christmas
Seal chairman for Gulf county,
urges that everyone 'in the county
.4ot only buy Christmas Seals, but
use them as well.
"Unused Christmas Seals," she
said, "are not nearly' so effective
as thbse which decorate Christmag
mail and packages. When others
see them,.it will remind' them to
buy theirs?.'"
Postmasteir H.' A.Drake and. his
employes in Port St. Joe have co-
operated in the seal sale by giving
special attention to the letters.
Through their hands pass' also the
cash, checks and money orders
which purchase health by tubercu-
losis prevention in Gulf county.
In fact, Uncle Sam's postal de-
partment is a silent partner in
state and local -tubetrculosis pro-
grams. Postal employes during the
last few days have handled and
delivered in this county alone sev-
eral hundred letters 'containing
one or .more sheets of stamps.

SAFETY :Q.IRECTOR WRITES
LETTER TO. CHILDREN


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Big ha wks cirecllng on' high fre-
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chickens, while the real culprits
usually are swift-flying, varieties


Wife: "Gtup; John,: hear a
burglar." "
Hubby: "I do, too. I believe he's
under the bed. I'll just crawl un-
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A. G. Holley of Birmingham was
a business visitor in the city Wed-
nesday.

G. W. Falwell of Lynchburg,
Va., was in the .city Wednesday on
business.

A. J. Tolen of Perry was a busi-
ness visitor in town yesterday.


An assortment of 21 dif-
ferent individualistic
beautiful cards for



WITH YOUR NAME
. IMPRINTED
" ". "'. "
Or we can .furnish you
a bottle of thermographic
ink with which you can
WRITE YOUR NAME
'IN RAISED GOLD
LETTERS!
Box of 21 Cards
nd ,hk $.


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BEAUTIFUL GIFTS'
ARE NOW DISPLAYED
AT LeHARDY'S STORE

Those inftimate, personal gifts
women always love to get at
Christmas are presented in glam-
orous new versions at LeHardy's
Pharmacy that make this year's
shopping less of a problem and
more of a pleasure.
On display are cosmetics of all
kinds in beautiful gift boxes, per-
fumes galore, bath preparations,
lipstick and mascara in enameled
holders, cigaret cases in all colors
and styles, dresser sets priced to
fit any pocketbook, toilet waters
and hand lotions, purses, handker-
chiefs for men and women, neck-
ties, sheer silk hosiery, numerous.
electrical appliances and candy of
all descriptions.
The list could go on and on-
the best method would be for
those desiring beautiful gifts that
will be sure to please to drop in
at the LeHardy Pharmacy-and see
for themselves the hundreds of ar-
ticles on. display.- ...
--Shop Early--
FIRST PERMIT IS ISSUED
TO FLORIDA HOUSING CO.
The only building permit issued
this week at the city hall was to
the Florida Housing Company, a
local concern incorpoirated in
Jacksonville. It was for-a 34 by 30-
foot dwelling to be constructed on
lot 13, block 84, which is in the
eastern part of the city on Eighth-
street, .near the old cemetery
ridge. Cost was placed at $2,750.
--15 Days Till Xmas--
STATE SUPREME COURT
HANDLES MANY CASES

(Continued from Dpge 1)


docketed .during that term, while
291 cases were disposed of;'so we-
finda at the- beginning- of the 1937,
June term there were only 448
,'ases- on the :doket.
"The docket of the supreme
court," Judge Buford stata i.; i..
such condition to at cases
which 'el ed for oral argu-
i rTe.taken up and disposed .of
by the court within three or four
days after briefs are filed."
--Trade at Home--- .
W. L. Mauney of Chhrlotte, N.:
C., was visiting in thde city Wed-
nesday.


-A Christmas Gift for

S the Entire Family
e .e

One of the ;


NEW 1938i ..



FORD V-8's
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A' PrACTICAL: GIFT One that will
give pleasure all through the year .

AN ECONOMICAL GIFT One that will
cut your motoring expense to a minimum.

-V-8-- ,

A LIBERAL TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE
ON YOUR PRESENT CAR

-V-8-----8


W. 0. Anderson Motor

Company

SPORT ST. Jo APALACHICOLA

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OLD AGE PENSION

IS RECEIVED BY 79

IN GULF COUNTY

NOVEMBER PAYROLL COMES
TO $972; BLANKS FOR AID
TO BLIND ARE MAILED

Gulf county's old age assistance
payroll for November was $972,
according to announcement from
the headquarters of the state wel-
fare board in Jacksonville.
The number of residents of the
county receiving assistance was'
given as 79 and the average grant
for the county as. $12.30. Figures
for October .were: Number on
rolls, 76; payroll for county, $931;
average grant, $12.25.
With all of the 12 welfare dis-
tricts of the state now fully.
staffed, those entitled to old age
assistance are being rapidly en-
rolled. The number of. grantees
has increased from 10,838 in fJuly
to 20,214 in November; the total
payroll from $125,240.74 in July to
$323,003 in November, and' the av-
erage grant from $11.56 in July to
$15.98 in November.
B. H. Dickens, Gulf county rep-
resentative on the. welfare board,
stated that at a meeting heldxl
Jacksonville Wednesday, Clayton
C. Codrington, state welfare-.com-
missioner, made the remark -that
"Gulf county has its work in the
best shape of any district inthe
state." He -was backed up in this
by Senator W. H. Milton of Mari-
anna. '. '
The 'board will meet in Bristol
on January 4,. according.. 1o .1
Diclens, and the :February session
will b~'ield in Port St. Joe. .
.Application. blanks for aid to the
blind have been mailed to all dis.
tricts of. the atite and ar'e being
filed out and fledjhefli 'rir'-o
thfir -,+iMT^indicationA are that
some of the 'sightless and near-
sightless may receive' their first
checks by Christmas.
-Variety Show Tonlte-
STAPLE FOODS CAN-
SBE STOCKED UP NOW
It's ,just like getting all your,
gift shopping;- finished by .Decem-
ber 10. 'Buy..Christmas foods now,
get the choice oi the best,,:avoid
the crowds, and make: substantial.
money .sayings! '
Look over 'the bargains offered
by the .Bayshore Grocery and
Pete's .Cash & Carry-stock up on
he. staplegt you're bound to need;
go down. to Thompson's Bakery
and order, oe of their delicious
ruit cakes .now so that it will be
properly, aged by. Christmas-you
know a fresi fruit. cake isn't as
;ood as one that has a little age.
Then spend'the rest of the time
between now and December 25
a -just planning lorig and elabor-
tely for the big feast,' without
having to run out at the last mih-
te for something you should have
purchased, but forgot about in the
ress oftim'e.
-Shop Early--
ELECTRICAL GADGETS
ALWAYS WELCOME


Royce Armstrong of Headland,
Ala., returned home Saturday af-
ter a week's visit here with his
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam-
mie Davis.


MosT WOMEN WILL-
ENJOY -SOME JEWELS

The rulers of .ancient-empires
could draw upon:the resources of
all the nations o- the world-and
their finest gifts were always
jewelry. Beautiful women, since
the beginning of history have
chosen jewelry above all else. An
aristocrat among gift selections,
fine jewelry has always been the
preference of those who might se-
lect the finest and today,
more than ever before; jewelry of-
feis suggestions unparalleled.
You'll find the answer to every
gift problem in the collections of
jewelry displayed at the stores of
J. L. Kerr and the Lilius Jewelry
Company, from simple costume
pieces to the loveliest of fine gems I
and characterful craftsmanship in
ageless stone and metal.
Trade at Home-
DAD LIKES SLIPPERS TO
LOLL AROUND HOUSE

For' those sybirites who loll
luxuriously, something very ultra
in the way of slippers seems indi-
eated for Christmas:.
., Orens & Murdock have a wide
selection of house slippers, not
only for dad, but for mother and
the kiddies, and from th& looks
of' those. displayed for dad they
ought to bring him a world of
co~hfort. as:.he sits before the fire
on these cold, intry nights. .


ff ice Supplies
Competes stock of supplies'for
the modern office
TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES
EVERYTHING IN STOCK
-----

C. A. To9vy
Rooms 7-9, Costin Building
PORT ST. JOE, FLA/.


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V o s ,i!ery 1

A. shee & ,-,,hoe in l.

A sheer chiffon hose in all


the popular shades .
.Specially woven for greater
clearness and eyen texture.
Reinforced durably at all
points of wear.


35c


Give


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HOSIERY FOR MEN
Lightweight Wools, LisIes and Ribs.
S. Plain and fancy! Bi
several pair at this price i

3 pair 1:.
or p .00


ES


There isn't a man that
wouldn't appreciate a
smart new Tie ...
We have on display
some of the most at-
tractive necktie styles
of the season.


Wi t kAA4Eb4 W


"It may be electrical!" This
little hint to ol' Kris Kringle (or Select Yours Now I
his substitute in your home) will While We Have a
bring the gifts you want.. Complete Stock
electrical gifts.
These devices which actually
inean so nmch in saving time and
effort; yes, and in saving money, $ 1 0
loo, are really marks of distinc- r' lr r i l
tion. They set any home apart. There's a Color or Design to Please Everyone
The GulE Hardware Company
offers you a large number of A Complete Line of Gifts for the Fda:ily !
electrical gifts, ranging from, re-
frigerators to toast--s. Each one --
does its appointed task silently
wnd well.
Mail Early
rs. D. C. Smi M LeHary's Pharmacy
Smith and daughter Mar;gene. and
Alice Ruth Gibson were visitors S
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Blue Prints
Specializing in Black Line
Prints


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