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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 24, 1937
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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Christmas!


Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's Fast-
est Growing Littie City. In
the Heart of the Pine Belt.


T


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 24, 1937 NUMBER 9


O o o oo BED ALLOCATED TO GULF
^.^. ^ .J. l. COUNTY IN TB HOSPITAL

G R EE TINGS According to an announce-
G N S ment yesterday by the Florida


SHE STAR wishes you a Merry Christmas. You
will hear it many times today and tomorrow; you have
. already heard it many times, but it cannot be said too
often. In all speech, there is no more beautiful or a
more appropriate salutation. There are none so poor
they cannot give it, and none so rich that they can give
more.
A sincere wish for a Merry Christmas is an expression
of the hope that you will experience all of that joy which
finds its place in the heart of everyone who has the faith
to believe in the promise held out to the world two thou-
sand years ago when the Babe in the manger drew the
Wise Men to His crude cradle.
I A Merry Christmas does not depend upon what we
have or dpon what we ha--e been given. It has to be
"in the heart. It must result from that feeling that makes
us ~ea-ize Tt is more blessed to give thant'to receive, for
istmas Day is dedicated to thought for others, as He
'i..,- life it commemorates thought of his fellow man
S'.e"ire he thought of self.
SWhether consciously or not, we have dedicated this
great celebration to others in all its aspects, for even
our shopping has been animated by thoughts of others,
and in the purchasing we have done we have had brought
home the truth of the blessedness of giving, for we have
reaped the reward of happiness in doing for others.
Most of that which was bought, was purchased for
others, and in this way mere merchandising was trans-
formed to something human-with a soul, as it were.
There can be no commercializing of Christmas.
Tempting people to buy is tempting them to give, and
giving brings a warm rush of blood to t-e heart and a
joy that is unknown to those who are strangers to that
exquisite pleasure of bringing happiness to others:
Christmas is merry because it inspires obedience to
the happiness of'human impulses. This year, for many
it is merrier than any other in their lives, because they
have been giving out of a fuller heart. Many have given
more than ever. Circumstances less favorable to them-
selves have conspired to induce more thought for others.
They have learned the luxury of doing good, and the
reward to them is a Merry Christmas;
We hope every reader of The Star has so ordered
his or her life as to win full measure of this fine reward.


WORK BEGINS ON

RITZ THEATER

MAGNIFICIENT STRUCTURE TO
HOUSE MARTIN.DAVIS
ENTERPRISE

After considerable delay, work
started this week on the new the-
ater building for Martin & Davis
on Third avenue adjoining the
Miles Hurlbut block of buildings.
A shed for storage of tools and
cement has been constructed and
the huge steel roof beams and a
car:oad of gravel are on the
ground, with another car of gravel'
and two cars of cement on the'


railroad siding waiting to be un-
loaded.
The theater proper will be 120
by 45 feet with a 22 by 44-foot
foyer extending to the sidewalk.
It will contain a stage 16% by 3
feet which wil;, be large enough
to accommodate large road shows.
Seating capacity will be: Main
floor, 758; white balcony, 132;
colored balcony, 134; total 1,024.
Rest rooms will be provided for
both white and colored, and a
modern apartment is incorporated
in the building fpr the use of the
theater manager.
Name of the new theater will
be the "Ritz," in accordance with
the majority of the playhouses op-
erated in the Martin and Davis
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tuberculosis board, Gulf county
has been allocated one bed in
the new state tuberculosis sana-
torium to be opened at Orlando
January 3.
Allocation of beds was de-
cided on as being fair, the 1935
state census being .used as a
basis, counties receiving one bed
for each 5,000 persons.
Patients, will be admitted a
few days after opening cere-
monies, at the rate of 30 a week
in order to insure patients re-
ceiving proper care and permit
the staff to adjust itself.


Distinguished

...


S. W. Claus, world-famous phi
that tomorrow will be Christm
evening and, he declares, will


LAST RITES

ARE HELD FOR

MAX JONES

DEATH OF YOUNG MAN CAME
AS SHOCK TO ENTIRE
COMMUNITY

Funeral services were conducted
Sunday at the Methodist church
for Max D. Jon'es, 25, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Jones, with Rev.
D. E. Marietta officiating.
The death of this young man
last week in Panama City came
as a great shock and cast a cloud
of sorrow over the entire com-
munity. For some time he had
conducted a filling station and
store on the St. Joe-Apalachicola
highway about 12. miles south of
this city. The many beautiful floral
offerings placed on the casket
were evidence of the esteem in
which he was. held.
Interment wa's wade in Magnolia
cemetery, Apalachicola. Pall bear-
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Famous Philanthropist to


Stop Here On World Tour


S. W. CLAUS, GIFT MAGNATE, TO VISIT PORT ST. JOE
AND GULF COUNTY THIS EVENING; CITY
EAGERLY AWAITS HIS ARRIVAL .

NORTH- POLE, Dec. 24, 1937 (Prosperity Leased Wire)-
Efforts on the part of gloom-faced depressionists to abolish
the Yuletide proved unavailing here today with the announce-
ment by Santa W. Claus. local toy factory proprietor, that
Christmas would be held as usual this year.
Claus, after a five-hour closed conference with national ex-
excutives, told representatives of the Prosperity Press service
c he would personally visit Port St.
V i Joe and Gulf county late tonight.
Vis t r t ty The colorful patron saint of
Yuletide, who has been an annual
.i -visitor in this district for the past
i!i^ hundred years or more, has been
*::.:: exercising his six -teamnseQLreji
deer, and according to reports is
Practically ready for the 1937 trip.
::::::::::; Blitzen, flashy off reindeer of the
--S--------ii lead team, was thought to be defi-
Snitely out of the running this sea-
son because of a defective shoe,
I but Saturday he was back to prac-
S twice with the first team.
"We've spent the better part of
u freleven months getting ready for-
H the Port St.' Joe trip this year,"
Santa (as he is affectionately
called by thousands of friends),
t said. "Some people have reported
Sto me that times weren't so good
down in the States. Huh, you
Shouldn't kick. Here at the North
Pole, according to statistics fur-
nished by the North Pole Cham-
ber of Commerce, we've had hard
lanthropist, today announced times for years. The ground is
ias. He will arrive-here this frozen twelve months a year. The
sun doesn't shine half the time,
visit every home personally. and there isn't a tree for hun-
dreds oi miles!
"Those pessimists who are al-
POSTOFFICE ways wailing about spending
money and how tough the times
SHOULD BE IN are should come to see my place
some time. We don't have money
SECOND CLASS up here and you can build a house
Sof ice for practically nothing.
Down in Port St. Joe you've got
the warm Gulf of Mexico, palms
DOES $2500 BUSINESS DURING and paved roals. Such things are
LAST QUARTER OF unheard of up here. My men
THIS YEAR think you've got a paradise."
Claus stated he looks forward
to the new trip and will be anxious
If a $10,000-a-year business is to see how all the old chimnies
any indication, the Port St. Joe are. He warns that any presents
postoffice should soon take its that may have arrived before he
place in the ranks of those offices gets here should not be opened un-
now in the second class, for, ac- tfl Christmas.
cording to figures secured from _
Postmaster H. A. Drake, his re-
ceipts for the last quarter of this JUSTICE BUFORD TO BE


year should exceed $2500, which UP FOR RE-ELECTION
is $10,000 a year-and that is the
main requirement for second class Justice Rivers H. Buford of the
rating. state supreme court will enter
The present building housing Group One for re-election to the
the postoffice is sadly lacking in supreme court next year, accord-
room to accommodate patrons, ing to an announcement made yes-
not only in the matter of lock terday. He will be opposed by D.
boxes, but in window service. Stuart Cillis. state senate presi-
Practically all through the day, dent arid well-known politician.
and especially around mail time, --- ---
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THE STAR
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher

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

Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
I One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
Three Months ......650

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


Christmas Tidings of Joy

and Hope



Anohcer Christmas comes, and men point
regretfully at troubled areas on an old world
and say not yet is there peace on earth. The
:men who speak may consider their own ex-
periences as encompassing long chapters in
history, or even upon Christianity as being
very old. As time runs and the planets
swing, man's life is but the fluttering of an
eyelid and the civilization the world has
known since the glorious message of the first
Christmas rang through Judea's hills is still
a young one.
On Christmas we do more than hear the
message of "Peace on earth, good will to-
ward men." It is the one occasion in the'year
when we realize ourselves and our fellows
most fully, when we sense the possibilities
within humanity which will on; vay awaken,
and when we know the goal toward which
we would move is possible of achievement.
An age that is marking its little record is
given a glimpse of the road ahead, and when
we wish, as we all do, that the spirit of
Christmas would abide in tle world every day
and year, we are longing for that attainment
which, one day, will belong to civilization.
This Christmas of 1937, perhaps, will be re-
membered longer than any in the experience
of those now living in the nation.' It marks
a period of several.years which has seen peo-
ple sorely tried; a time which has seen the
largest turning of national ana individual
thought toward the relief of men and women,
the bettering of conditions and the making
of a happier state. It is not too much to ex-
pect that out of lessons learned in adversity
will come knowledge and determination with
which the people of this and other lands will
advance the more surely.
The days of the first Christmas were
troubled. Men then were fearful of alien
rulers, jealous of their traditions; and their
rights and, longingly, they looked forward to
the coming of a Messiah who would save
them. Followers of the Messiah today re-
member His teaching and practice. They feed
the hungry and clothe the naked in the name


of the Founder of universal religion.
"Let not your heart be troubled. ... .In
my Father's house are many.mansions: if it
were not so, I would have told you. I go
to prepare a place for you."
SAnd, in the words of Paul: "For now we
see through a glass darkly; but then, face to
face: now I know in part; but then I shall
know even as I am known. And now abideth
faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity."

THE WORKS

Business sometimes gets so impersonal, so
machine-like, so intolerant, it becomes so
top-heavy with efficiency it often gets a
heavy jolt that brings it back to a normal
plane. The following story, which we dis-
covered among a batch of clippings, well il-
lustrates the point:
A shipment of goods received by a small
merchant in an Iowa town from an Omaha
jobbing house was rejected as unsatisfac-
tory.
The jobber prepared to institute suit for
collection, and wrote to the railroad agent at
the village for information about the arrival
of the merchandise; to the president of the
bank for information concerning the finan-
cial standing of their customer to the mayor
of the city asking him to recommend a good
lawyer to handle their case, and to the mer-
chant himself, threatening suit if he did not
n'ke payment at once.
All the desired information came in a
:inle letter, as follows:
"I received your letter telling me I had
better pay up.
"1 am railroad agent here and received the
letter you wrote the agent, and the goods
are just as described.
"I am president and sole owner of the lo-
-:.1 bank, and can assure you of my financial
standing. -
"As mavor of the city, I hesitate to refer
vou to a lawyer, since I am the only mem-
ber of the bar in this vicinity.
"Tf I were not the pastor of the only
church here, 1 would tell you to go to hell!"

THE GREATEST GIFT
It is all very well to feast tomorrow, and
make merry, but don't let your observance
of Christmas end there. Pause for a mo-
ment in the business of unwrapping and re-
joicing over presents to consider the origin
of the day and rejoice over a greater gift-
Him for whom Christmas was named.
IThere were no costly presents nor lavishly
decorated trees on that first Christmas in
Bethlehem. Only an humble manger and
simple folk. But a star more beautiful than
tinsel or diamonds shone above in the
'clear sky, and there was priceless peace and
good will 'in the hearts-of men. "
Attend church services and'let-the Star of
Faith shine a little brighter in your own life.

If President Roosevelt will go fishing \vith
'Lark" Cleveland of DeFfifiak Springs he'll
have some fun, whether he catches any fish
ornot.-Florida Times-Union. We'd be will-
ing to bet that if the president didn't express
i fondness for chitlins, Lark wouldn't even
consider taking him fishing.


If: you get one of those perpetual calen-
dars for Christmas, preserve it carefully. It
will be fine to pass on to somebody twelve.
months hence.

On Christmas Day all should be welcomed
with good cheer and true hospitality.-
Charles Dickens.

No married man is ever allowed to forget
his shortcomings-or his long-goings.--Flor-
ida Times-Union. And his late in-comings.

If women had any sense there would be
more bachelors.

Time to make those New Year resolutions.


Journey to Bethlehem
Not Like Today's Travel

CCUSTOMED to our swift and
A modern transportation, it is
difficult to visualize the hard-
ships of that journey from Nazareth
to Bethlehem, or the great fatigue
and weariness suffered by Mary and
Joseph. Consterfiation filled their
hearts at the decree of Caesar; yet
there was nothing to do but obey the
summons. They must make the
long, tiresome journey, and at
once!"
No shining motor car waited out-
side their gate; no silver-winged
plane stood throbbing in a nearby
field; not even the meanest ox-cart
was available. While others rode
by in gorgeous caravans, a patient
little donkey was their only means
of transportation. We can imagine
the tall and bearded Joseph leading
the animal along, glancing back ev-
ery now and then with words of
cheer and encouragement for Mary,
or pointing out some landmark
along the way.
Behind them now was the Sea of
Galilee and Mt. Tabor. Through
the plain of Estraleon they labored:
then came the rough and uneven
trail through Samaria, where even
the sure-footed donkey stumbled at
times. To the west, the Jordan ran
its course, to empty farther south
into the Dead sea. Along their way
they passed many places whose
names would be known and revered
around the world in the dim future
S. .Did Mary have a vision as
she went by that one day the Sen
whom she was about to bear would
go up and down this country preach-
ing a new Gospel of love and peace
and hope for man, and that His
birth would be held in happy and
blessed remembrance by all the
peoples of the earth until time would
be no more?-Katherihe Edelman.
Western Newspaper Union.




"The Cooky Lsdy" and
Tim's Chriistmas Letter

P ATSY liked to take her doll out
in the sunny kitchen and watch
Ann, the cook, roll out the
cooky dough and cut round moons;
then put them in a long pan ready
for the oven. When they came out
all smelly and warm Ann would put
some on a paper plate for Patsy
to eat. Ann had the nicest dimples
when she smiled, and Patsy would
smile right back at her and say:
"Thank, you, Cooky lady."
Sometimes there were brown
cookies and fruity ones, too, but the
red and green candied ones that
Ann made for Christmas were the
very best of all. Patsy adored Ann.
Through the seven short years of
her life she had been her constant
companion. Mother was just the
lovely lady who was always busy
with her clubs and going places,
and Daddy was too busy at the of-
fice to be bothered much; but there
was always Ann.
Patsy liked 'the nice postman,
Tim, who came to see Ann and
sometimes they all went to the
movies' together. Tim could play
pretendd" almost as good as Ann.
But once she heard him call Ann
his best girl, and say: "Some day
you're going to cook for me." After
that she did not like him so well.
Things seemed ail wrong, and Santa
hadn't answered her letter, and it
was only two days till Christmas.
She had said:"Please write soon,"
and that-had been days ago. He
must help quick, or it would be too
late. Several times a day she would
go to the mailbox and stand on tip-
toe to look in-for fear her letter had
been overlooked.
"Here, Tim," said one of the of-
fice clerks, "is another of the kid
letters to Santa Claus; guess this
one's up to you." Printed in a
childish scrawl on the envelope, Tim
read: "Santa Claus, care of Tim."
He drew out the folded paper. It
read: "Dear Santa, please bring
Tim another best girl cause Ann has"
to cook for us."
"Your friend, Patsy Reynolds."
Tim stared, then chuckled: "San-
ta, old boy, you're up against it
this time."-Jocile Webb Pearson. t
Western Newspaper Union.

Poorer Indians of Virginia wore
deer skins; rich Indians wore
beaver.


Stardust and

Moonshine

By The Other Fellow


Football is a grueling game and
lion hunting in darkest Africa has
its hazards, but neither can be
compared with Christmas shop-
ping especially last-minute
.shoppfin, which is always the sort
I -lo in spite of making resolutions
every Christmas to do my shop-
pir;- for the following Christmas
about July. .This here now
Yuletide shopping rush deserves
rating as a sporting event of the
first water.
It should be considered along
with hockey, football, prizefight-
ing and South American revolu-
tions. People should go in train-
.ing for it. I almost had
to go to the hospital after just
one scrimmage last night.
I must have missed my calling,
for someone always mistakes me
for a floorwalker. .. Hon-
estly, I hadn't taken more than.
two steps into Costin's store when
I was stopped by a hawk-nosed
lady constructed like a Florida
'Gator tackle.
She put a stony eye on me and
demanded:' "Where's the lingerie
department?" "The what?"
I said. .. "Don't get fresh,"
she retorted, "the lingerie depart-
nent." "Now, lady, be
calm," I said. "I'm not getting
fresh, and .I don't know nothing'
about iingerie-and besides I'm
here to get a;res'ent for my girl
friend-"
But at this point: I was forced
to stop the conversation and at
one and the same time illustrate
how to duck a bCa"n ball and get
.. to a f i:. start :in th'o r!Q
:., dash. -
I wanted to buy a :,*.at
-or whatever you '
my gal, and I tried -. f-.f)" th.
counterr six successive timts with-
out findig an opening.
Boy, those Georgia Tech backs
could learn something about block-
ing from the women shoppers.
S. .Finally I made a last de-
spairing effort and crashed thru
to the counter, where I weakly
clung to its edge and told Myrtice
Coody that I wanted a blue bath-
robe of finest quality, durable and
yet snappy, and not too expend
~ive. Miss Coody asked me
what size. and I told her that the
girl was a red-head and had four
freckles on her nos ... and
then I weakly slumped to the
floor.
I came to some time later and
dragged rmy bruised and trampled
I:oly to a place of safetyy behind
ion of tho countois and, after re-
2uper-ating sufficiently, slowly re-
gained my feet. The en-
suing conversations then took
place:
'"What's that you are saying,
lady? Oh, yo-r foot? Pardon me,
madam, I couldn't see it for those
bundles you have sticking in my
face.. And, lady. I'm no1
a lummox. I'm a smart fellow,
even if I do look silly.
Now, little boy, what did you
',rant? No, I'm not Santa Claus-
I only have this bard because I've
been-lost in the store for a week.
What's that, madam? No,
madam, I didn't mutter anything
about your son being a brat, and
I.can't help it if I am disillusion-
ing him. I can't be playing Santa
Claus all the time. All
right, lady; I'l tell him I'm Santa
Claus if you'll quit poking me with
that umbrella."
Whoever said: "Shop Early"
was a smart guy. 4 Merry
Christmas to you all! .. An
I DO mean you.

A new German method of rust-
proofing iron and .steel uses a
spray gun to apply a phosphate sl
lution. \j


THE STAR


Friday, December 24, 1937


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4Fr~day, December 24, 1937 THE STAR


TOY SOLDIERS BOAST OF
DISTINGUISHED PEDIGREE

The toy soldiers which will fig-
ure in a number of Christmas
stockings can boast of a long and
distinguished pedigree. The chil-
dren of ancient Rome played with
miniature warriors, and some of
the toy soldiers of the middle ages
are real works of art.
A number of them are still pre-
served in British museums, and
are elaborate models of knights in
armor of real artistic value. But
they were originally made as chil-
Sdren's toys.
Later, in the 17th century, mini-
ature soldiers were made which
were really pioneers of the mod-
ern mechanical toy, as they could
go through the regulation drill of
the time.

Fmmmr~llllIIIilillIllill lll lilllllh

IF ANYBODY HAS-

Eloped
Married
Divorced
Had a Fire
Sold a Farm
Been Arrested
Been Your Guest
Started in Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
THAT'S NEWS
TELL THE EDITOR

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PATRONIZE A
HOME-OWNED
STORE
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LOWER.!
Our Terms
EASIER!

Oldest Furniture Store in
Gulf County

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FURNITURE STORE
Port St. Joe, Fla.

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Many Long Years Ago
Under this heading will be published a s,-ries o' articles taken
from o'd newspapers and clippings. They will be mostly of his-
torical interest and should m-ke an interesting scrap book.


(From The New York Tribune of quarters past twelve o'clock, the
March 16, 1825) Mierrimac, t he Yorktown, the
Tamestown and other Confederate
THE FIGHT craft, either towing or pulling the
t former, might be seen constituting
Between the Monitor and the
a mournful procession as they
Merrimac passed into the dim distance un-
A correspondent of The Tribune der Craney Island.
writing from Fortress Monroe on Thus ended probably the moIt
March 9th gives the following de- remarkable naval engagement on
scription of the f:ght between the record; certainly the first between
iron-clad steamers Monitor and two iron-clad antagonists.
two iron-clad antagonists.
Merrimac:-
Shortly after eight o'clock the (From San Francisco News Letter
Merrimac began to move, her path of January 1839)
lay across the bows of the Moni-
The Avifor or Flying Machine
tor whose presence or real char-The
The San Francisco News Letter
acter it is probable she was not The S iso e ett
w-are. When within about a mile (whose editor is also the leading
Tm-are. When within about a mile
-he ball was opened by the firing spirit in the novel experiment of
of a shot which struck the side of air flying) is jubilant over the
near completion of the "Avitor."
the iron hided monster, the Mer- ne c e ofthe vior
rimac at the same time slackening The experiment tp will bat
Ss T M m, Shell Mound Park, San Mateo, on
'ler speed. The Merrimac, six
times her size with an armanrnt an early day, to be witnessed
y ot o p a only by those immediately inter-
-qually out of proportion, awaited
ua out aw ested. A day of public exhibition
the coming of the Monitor. At a
will afterwards be named.
distance of a quarter cf a mile or
If the Avitor flies and works as
:ess, both opened their terrible
S. is anticipated by the faithful, it
batteries. It was a trial of an ex-
eriment ini earl ordal. will be a proud day for California.
periment in a fearful ordeal.'
By this te te to The success of the Aerial Machine
By this time the two iron-clad
obt s to fghtmeans that going from San Fran-
*omnbtants se'cmed to touch, fight-
SCisco to N~ewv York mn one aay w'll
'ng at close quarters, diverting cisco to New York in one day wl
.c hots seemingly at the mu- hereafter be considered as slow
c'r hots seemingly at the muz-
-les of each other's guns. The traveling.
S. (E! Note: We are sorry that
Monitor moved around her, plant- (E Note: are sorry that
O'g shots where she would. The we do not have a clipping of later
contest was so hot that for a time date on this "Avitor" experint,
the smoke obscured both the Moni- 'ut undoubtedly there was gloom
~ ad te M c. d disappointment when the ma-
tor and the Merrimac.
As if realizing she had at lasthine failed to eave the ground )
found her match, if not her su-
(Source Unknown)
'erior, the M'errimac drew on to-
ward Craney Island, the Monitor G-oj it a' the Snobs
-uris ing her, pl.-ring her shots Ha'rk Twa'n, i-, a recent letter
with the same deliberation which F:o Washington, hits off the Jen-
'ad characterized her movements '"s' corres ondents who write to
''o- th' outset. After keeping '."': various journals accounts of
"p' the rn-rsut for hAlf an hour, "'o-v"erations" .had with men in
!'- Monitor returned toward the 'irh'1 positions in life:
linnesota. ca'm.e across one of th' lions
Having give- h.r guns an hour of the country today at the senate
to cool. the Monitor returned to ---Gnerl Sherman. The conver-
-e contest and the Merrimac was station I had with this gentleman
)--ar2 ntly ready for her, as she has considerable political signifi-
did not retreat. but stood her cancer, and therefore ought to be
gronurI. Now followed one of the reported. I suppose.
most remarkable and exciting "I said the weather was very
scenes ever witnessed in naval fine. and he said he had seen
warfare. 'iner. Not liking to commit my-
With well directed aim she self further, in z.e present un-
planted one shot into the hull be- '-t'ed condition oz politics, I said
low her iron coating and blow I sood morning. Understanding my
her water line. Passing deliber- little game, he said good morning
at'-My around the stern of the Mer- also. This was all that passed,
rimac, the Monitor aimed a shot but it was very significant. It re-
at her screw and several others veals clearly what he thinks of
at vital points. At this time it impeachment. I regard this man-
was apparent that the Merrimac ""r of getting a great man's opin-
had sunk at least two feet and in'e as a little underhanded, but
was fast going down. Her deck '-ou can see by the papers, and
was thronged with her crew. As find out as much as I did, and
-oon as arrangements could be rush off and publish it."
inade for her doing so, the boats N'ex Week: Death ani Funera-
'ook her in ,to, and about three- of George Washington


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F IR E scene, but were powerless due to
R E Tf lO lack of adequate water supply.
According to officials of the
LU MBER YARD company, about a million and a
quarter feet of lumber was de-
Istroyed, most of it hardwood.
OVER MILLION FEET OF LUM-' Mr. Kenney said they had every
EE:1 LOST IN BLAZE AT reason to believe the fire was in-
BLOUNTSTOWN tentionally started, as earlier in
Sthe week a small blaze was dis-
!covcred in the same place where
A fire, believed to have been of Friday morning's blaze, or;g'nated,


nicrnd'ary origin, last week swept
through the lumber yard of the
Basil E. Kenney Lumber company
near Blountstown and destroyed
65.000 worth of lumber.
The flames wore discovered at
3 o'clKcr Friday morning after
"hey had gained such headway it
was impossible to extinguish them.
A brisk breeze aided the flames
and in a short time tho entire
yard was ablaze, endangering the
mill e .' the nearby ncgro quar-

The volunteer fire department


Traces of gasoline were found at
that time after employes "had ex-
tinguished the flames.
I- -
Though not ;u:ed as a corn
stat-. Connecticut evolved the
mehod of i-b-rc"ding and crossing
corn varieties which has bven
adoDted -by every state.

at Bethlehem, archaeologists
hav'~ found fossil animal bones

ard crude flint too.s, revealing the
earliest existence .- men i Pales-


- Blo- 's:o-.'n rushed to the t'nc so far Cisco-vred.


-*Friday, December 24, 1937


THE STAR


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PAGE THREE

RITES FOR M. K. JONES GET THIS ONE?
ARE HELD IN BONIFAY Sig: "Every time a girl says she
M. K. Jones, former Holmes loves me, I marry her."
county commissioner and member Second Dope: "That's pretty
of the district welfare board, died white of you."
last week in Bonifay after several Sig: "Yes, and it's certainly
months' illness. Interment was in bigamy."-Valdosta Times.
the Bonifay cemetery.
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Society Personals -
LANETA DAV!S, Editor


,SANTA CLAUS IS
VISITOR AT SCHOOL
Upon returning to school last
Friday afternoon the pupils .of
both the public and high schools
found that Santa Claus had made
a visit. to each room while they
were away at lunch. Each room
had a beautifully decorated and
lighted Christmas tree under
which just loads of gifts were
placed.
Immediately after the classes
had assembled each teacher served
all pupils with hot chocolate and
cookies or ice cream and cookies.
After each child nad been served,
the gifts werq distributed, each
student receiving candy, nuts, or-
anges, apples and one or more
gifts. School was then dismissed
for the Yuletide holidays.
Every child said that it was the
best Christmas they had ever had
at school, and though they were
glad to be out of school for the
holidays, that they all would be
equally glad to return after New
Year's and resume their studies
and be with the teachers who had
made the Christmas season so
pleasant for them.

LOTTIE MOON GIRLS IN
MEETING FRIDAY
T-e Lottie Moon Girls' Auxili-
rry met at the church last Friday
afternoon with ten members, two
.l e."t and counselor and the W.
U. U. president present.
As this was the monthly busi-
ness imeting, roll call was an-
rwered with Bible verses and min-
r-tcs of the previous meeting were
read. Plans were outlined relative
to meetings for the new year and
Christmas activities discussed. The
r-eueting w as dismissed with
_r._a4er_=_by Mrs. Harrell.
Next Irmet'ng of the auxiliary
will he held with Carolyn Baggett
on Friday, December 31.

MANY THANKS
The editor is indeed grateful to
Mrs. Jo.o G: jkler and Mrs. Jee
Baggext (the Joes seem to have it)
for their rS's.nrce in gathering
social news for this issue. These
two ladies responded to our pitiful
cries for assistance when our so-
ciety editor, Laneta Davis, was
called to Alabama due to the ill-
rcrs of her husband's mother.

V. C. Brockes and A. P. Cald-
well of Savannah, Ga., were visit-
ing in Port St. Joe Sunday.

C. A. Kimbel of Chicago was a
business visitor in the city Mon-
day.

S. J. Mitchell and C. E. Driver
of Thomasville, Ga., were in the
city Monday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Edwards
and daughters, Barbara and Mary
Teresa, are spending the holidays
in Apalachicola with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bevis left
Wednesday for Chattahoochee to
spend the holidays with Mr. Bevis'
parents.

Miss Jean Theobald of Aplalachi-
cola arrived yesterday to visit her
sister and brother-in-law.

Miss Jean Creed left yesterday
for Fort Pierce to visit with her
family during the holidays.

Miss Viola Barber left yester-
day for Lynn Haven to visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Barber.

Nobie Stone, student at the Uni-
versity of Florida, arrived in Port
St. Joe Sunday and will spend the
holiday vacation with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone.


A CHRISTMAS LULLABY
By Mary Donato
Sleep, Holy Child, sleep-
On thy bed of hay;
It is cold outside
At the break of day.

Sleep, Holy Child, sleep-
While mother does sing:
"Peace on earth to all
My baby shall bring."

Sleep, Holy Child, sleep-
The light of thy star
Will guide the Wise Men
From afar, afar.

Sleep, Holy Child, sleep-
For on Christmas morn
All the world will know
A Saviour is born.

BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY
HOLDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Baptist Missionary Society
held its annual Christmas party
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. C. G.
Costin on Second avenue. The liv-
ing room and dining room of the
Costin home were decorated in
Christmas colors and in the living
room was a beautifully decorated
'ree with presents for each mem-
ber.
A short program was rendered
by members of the society and
Miss Willie Ola Martin gave a
reading. Little Geraldine Parker
sang "Away In a Manger."
Following the program, gifts
were presented after which the
hostess served hot coffe and cake.
Present with the hostess were
Mesdames D. C. Miller, J. H. Mil-
ler, Cason, Dendy, W. C. Pridgeon,
Maddox, Daughtry, Whitehead, S.
C. Pridgeon, Martin, Arnett, Lupe,
Dees, Oglesby, White, Johnson,
Baggett, Montgomery, Wells Con-
nell, Harrell, .Wages, Rev, and
Mrs. 'Sizemore,. Dr. Bartee and
Miss Jeanette Holiday.
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Born, December 21, to Mr. and
Mrs. Q. E. Bluefield at the Boni-
fay hospital, an 8'4%-pound baby
daughter. Mr. Bluefield is em-
ployed in Port St. Joe and will
bring his family here in the near
future.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit and
son, Joe, Jr., and Bobby Bellows
were in Tallahassee Tuesday. Joe,
Jr., who has been ll for several
days, was carried to an ear
specialist for treatment. His
many friends hope that he will
soon be fully recovered.

Walter Weaver of Gadsden,
Ala., was a business visitor in
town Saturday.

E. A. Fleming of Pensacola was
in town Saturday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. D. G. McPherson
and children, Hugh and Bobbie
Lou, left Saturday for Quincy to
spend the holidays.

Miss Hazel Register of Panama
City is the guest of her mother
during the holidays.

Mrs. Clara Messina of Apalachi-
cola was visiting in the city Mon-
day.

H. B. Whitaker left yesterday
for Gainesville to spend Christmas
with his family. He expects to
return Monday.

C. W. Smith and C. M. Harper
of Pensacola were in the city last
Friday on' business.

Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Blume of
Pontiac, Mich., were' visitors in
Port St. Joe last Sautrday.

F. W. Drake of New York City
was in the city Friday on business.


THE STAR

Mr. and Mrs. Russell McKithen
and little son are spending the

Churches Christmas holiday in Crawford-
ville.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibson mo-
tored to Panama City Wednesday
J. A. M. CLUB ENJOYS on business.
CHRISTMAS TREE
The J. A. M. Club held their an- Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Steele of At-
nual Christmas tree Monday night more, Ala., were the guests Sun-
with Mrs. Leroy tGainous as hos- day of their son-in-law and daugh-
tess at her home on Sixth street, ter, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Roberts.
The Gainous home throughout was i
decorated in the Christmas motif. W.M. Baxter of Pensacola was
The dining table was laid with a a business visitor in the city last
beautiful lace cloth, the center- Friday.
piece being a a:niature Saint
Nicholas with his reindeer and Mrs.. L. Gray of Pensacola
sled. Tall red and green tapers will arrive today to spend the
lighted this scene. Christmas holidays with Mr. and
After Santa Claus in person had Mrs. Jos. B. Gloekler.
presented to each member of the ,
club his gifts for them, the hos- Tom Caldewey left Wednesday
'ess served a delicious plate lunch for Miami where he will visit rel-
ronsisting of potato salad, ritz natives over Christmas.
crackers, cranberry sauce, baked V *
ham and for dessert, nut and Miss Jeanette Holliday of the
fruit cake, ambrosia, hot chocolate Florida State College for Women
and eggnog. arrived Friday from Tallahassee
Members present with the hos- and will spend the Christmas holi-
tess were Mesdames B. Pridgeon, days with her mother.
C. Pridgeon, L. Perritt, C. Boyer,
J. M. Smith, H. A. Drake, W. H. Harold Smith of Lawrence,
Rowell, J. A. Connell and Miss Mass., was transacting business
Myrtice Coody. Guests were Mrs. here Friday of last week.
F. N. Lanier of Savannah, Ga.,
Mrs. Coy Redd and Mrs. Graham Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wallace of
of Panama City, and Miss Edna Apalachicola spent Wednesday in
Davis of this city. the city visiting friends.


BAPTIST W. M. S. MEETS
WITH MRS. J. F. MILLER
The Baptist Woman's Mission-
ary Society met with Mrs. J. F.
Miller Monday afternoon, and an
interesting. Bible study, compris-
ing the book of Ruth, was con-
ducted by Rev. Sizemore.
After a short business session
the hostesses, Mrs. J. F. and Mrs.
D. C. Miller, served delicious pe-
can cake and coffee to the fol-
lowing: Rev. and Mrs. Sizemore,
Mesdames B. F. Daughtry, Ben
Hughes, L. R. Holliday, Johnson,
Dees, Dendy, Cason, White, Mad-
dox, Montgomery and Baggett and
Billie White.

W. S. Rooney of Albany, N. Y.,
was in Port St. Joe last Friday
on business.


Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hodges will
spend Christmas with their son,
Hubert Hodges and family, in
Marianna.


Friday, December 24, 1937


Reindeer was introduced into
Alaska in 1891.

FOR RENT
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Sixth St. for period of about five
weeks. Inquire at Miller's Drug
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FRUIT CAKE, lb. .....--...-60
MINCE PIES 25

PUMPKIN PIES ....---......25

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Hundreds of Other Beautiful Gifts


THIRD AVENUE


PORT ST. JOE, FLA.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Coombs, Mrs.
Rodman Porter and Mrs. Fred Mc-
Clain of Apalachicola were shop-
ping Tuesday in Port St. Joe.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Clay Lewis will
leave today to spend Christmas in
Marianna with relatives.
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Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis left
yesterday morning for Headland,
Ala., where they were called by
the serious illness of Mr. Davis'
mother.

Mayor P. C. Coombs of Ap-
alachicola was a business visitor
in the city Tuesday.

J. Fisher Williams, of the AI-
britton-Williams Construction Co.,
left Wednesday night for Quincy
to spend Christmas with his fam-
ily.

Bart Knight and W. T. McClel-
lan of Blountstown were in Port
St. Joe yesterday on business.

DOCTOR TO OPEN OFFICES
IN COSTIN BUILDING
Dr. H. C. McDermid of Okee-
chobee is expected to arrive in the
city tomorrow and will open of-
fices in the Costin building on
Second avenue.






PAGE FIVE


Frdav.Decembr 24,1937 TE STA


EXPECT TO PAY
OFF TEACHERS

TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 23 (FNS)
-Sufficient money to pay all
school teachers' salaries is ex-
pected to be distributed this week.
On Thursday of last week, D. W.
Finley, motor vehicle commis-
sioner, turned over $325,000 to be
added to the state fund for that
purpose. The state hopes to have


OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that City Licenses are
due by all business firms, persons or corpora-
tions on or before
JANUARY 1, 1938

M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Treasurer and Collector.


Take Advantage c

Savi


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of the Off-Season

ings


Let Me Figure Any Building
That You Desire
A.
AN BE PROUD .
A HOME,
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H. H. TA
GENERAL CONTRACTOR


,YLOR
Port St. Joe


APALACHICOLA

ONE OF WEST FLORIDA'S FAVORITE SHOPPING
PLACES FOR MORE THAN A THIRD
OF A CENTURY


TO THE OLD-TIME RESIDENTS OF PORT ST. JOE
We say-thank you sincerely for past loyal
Support and Patronage.

TO THE NEWLY ARRIVED RESIDENTS
We ask a chance to prove our Superior
Ability to satisfactorily serve you.



CHRISTMAS GIFT

HEADQUARTERS


Evening Dresses
Street Dresses
Sweaters
,,Hosiery
Silk 'Underwear
Pajamas
Handkerchiefs
Bath Robes
Purses
Linens
Cosmetics


Stetson Hats
Curlee Suits
Curlee Overcoats
Leather Jackets
Handkerchiefs
Pocketbooks
Jewelry
Shirts
Underwear
Ties
Socks


ntgomAPALACHICOLA
W'l S vFLORIDA


Hubby-A fool and his money are
soon parted.
Wifey-Oh, John, how much are
you going to give me for Christmas
presents? ,

December-24, "Mother Night"
Long before Christianity came to
the Anglo-Saxons December 24, was
called Modrenecht, or "Mother
night."

JURY ACQUITS
THEO D. LEVINS
Theo D. Levins, former Gulf
county tax collector, was ac-
quitted by a circuit court jury in
Wewahitchka Saturday of charges
he embezzled state tax funds.
Charges against Levins resulted
from a report by the state audit-
ing department this year, shortly
after his term expired.


$880,000, the amount of the De-
cember deficit, before the end of
the month.
County tax collectors are rush-
ing in their remittances of license
tag receipts as fast as possible in
response to the appeal which Gov-
ernor Cone made for the benefit
of the teachers of the state.

India was the native home of
the castor oil plant.


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MOTHER LOVE

WINS CAS-E IN

SUPREMECOURT

QUINCY COUPLE'S RIGHT TO
CHILD IS DENIED BY
STATE TRIBUNAL

Mother love got a higher rank-
ing in the Florida supreme court
last week than the financial ad-
vantages others might offer to a
child.
The court awarded to Irene
Stewart Bourn of Marion county,
Mississippi, the custody of her 9-
year-old daughter who has lived
most of her life witi Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Hinsey ~t Quincy.
"The material things of life are
important," said the court, "but
far less important than the na-
tural love, affection and care that
a mother can, and that this mother
no doubt will, give to her child.
The welfare of the child is para-
mount."
The Hinseys "'nave given the
child every attention, affection
and care that they could, bestow
upon her," and the mother owes
them a debt of ,gratitude, the court
said, "but she should not be re-
quired to Diy this debt by giving
up her child."
Court records showed the child
was born in Mississippi in 1928.
Soon aftei'wards, her mother be-
came ill and entered a sanatorium
where she remained until 1935.
During that time, the child's fa-
ther placed the infant with Mr.
and Mrs. Hinsey, arother-in-law
and sister.
The Hinseys sought to adopt the
girl, but Mrs. Bourn protested. In
the meantime. Mrs. Bourn and her
husband separated, a Mississippi
court awarding custody of the mi-
nor child to Mrs. Bourn for nine
months of the year and to her hus-
band for three months.
When Mrs. Bourn attempted to
get her child from the Hinseys at
Quincy, they refused to give her
up, and refused to abide by the
Mississippi co urt order. Mrs.
Bourn lost an effort in the Quincy
circuit court to get her child, and
appealed to tire supreme court,
where she won.

CHRISTMAS GUSH



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Fr:day, December 24, 1937










14) N N

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Not
in the
Sense of
Custom, but
With a Genuine
Appreciation of Our
Pleasant Associations
During the Past Year
We Extend to You Our Best
Wishes for An Old-Fashioned
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy
New Year


ST. JOE LUMBER

COMPANY


MERRy







A FRIENDLY GREETING
FROM US TO YOU!


WVe take this opportunity to thank and
wish a Merry Christmas to all those
.-ho during the past few weeks have
given cs their work and aided us in
git.ring established in Port St. Joe.

Reinertson & Haley
General Contractors


I EXTEND THE SEASON'S CHEER
TO MY FRIENDS
It's great relief to know, you're not
forgotten at Christmas Time. I only
wish this could make you feel as I
have these last few weeks. I've dis-
covered many new friends, it seems.

M. P. TOMLINSON
City Clerk, Port St. Joe


There are a lot of
greetings we could pen
but none that would
express our thoughts
better than just this
simple wish
A MERRY CHRISTMAS !

MORRISON
SANDWICH SHOP
BEACON HILL, FLA.


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PEACE ON EARTH
When the three Wise Men followed the Star into the west until it stood at last above
the manger in Bethlehem, they sought the revealment of an ideal.
And now, more than nineteen centuries later, it is the belief in ideals that accounts
for all that is true and good in this world of ours. 'The Christmas spirit, itself, is the
expression of an ideal, the ideal of peace on earth and universal good will.
With a firm belief in this ideal, and a hope that it may enter into and bring new
meaning to the transaction of the coming year's business, the Gulf Hardware and
Supply Company extends to you heartfelt wishes for a.


MERRY


C H R IST MA S


GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY COMPANY


The merchants
the shopping sei
Christmas ... a
splendid support



SEASON'S GREETINGS
We take this opportunity to
thank and wish a Merry
Christmas to all our custo-
mers and friends who dur-
ing the past year have
placed their confidence in
us, and hope to continue to
serve them.

COOPER'S
Barber Shop


YULETIDE
We wish to extend our sin-
cere Good Wishes of the
Yuletide to our fellow
townsmen and those stran-
Sgers who may be in our
L midst.

View Tavern


HAPPINESS
S Great happiness is our wish
for our patrons, our com-
petitors and our fellow
townsmen in this Season of
Good Cheer.

QSHN D 'S DEPT.
1CHNE1DERT DET.RE
t STORE


'S GREp, KINDEST CHRISTMAS
GREETINGS
to each and every one, and J
thank you for your co-oper-
ation during the year 19

ST. JOE ICE CO.
Max Kilbeurn


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THE STAR


Friday,, December 24, 1937


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All
is well,
K Iall is bright,
And from our
heart we wish
you a Merry *
Christmas and Joy
4k and Good Will in every-
Sthing you do. We are
eeply grateful for the at
tention and patronage you have
0002given us all



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during
the past


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their glad tidings we hope it will be We Thank You. find the
a glorious day for everybody a
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GOOD CHEER GREETINGS 4ERRY CHRISTMAS
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a Christmas of hearty Good -, v ill during 1937, and extend sentiment with a new fresh-
Cheer. NOEL heartiest best wishes for a ness.
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PAGE EIGHT THE STAR Friday, December 24, 1937


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PERSONALS

Hoselle "Mickey" Stone, stu-
dert at the University of Florida,
arrived Saturday to spend the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Stone.

Judge Alton Dendy of Wewa-
hitchka was in tue city over the
week-end.

The Misses Emeline Belin, Mar-
tika Belin, Brownie Carter and
Elcanor Floyd made a shopping
trip Sathrday to Panama City.

Mrs. W. S. Smith returned to
the city Sunday evening after a
week spent in Tampa and Fort
Myers. She was called to the lat-
ter city by the death of her
nephew, Lieut. William McAllister
of the Fort M1yers police force,
who was killed in an automobile
accident.

Leonard Belin, a student at Au-
burn College, Auburn, Ala., is the
guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Belin. during the Christmas
holidays.

Willis Rowan of the University
of Florida arrived here Saturday
to spend the holiday with his par-
ents.

Mesdames A. D Thigpen, Eliza-
beth Coombs and Rodman Porter
of Apalachicola were in the city
Monday on business.

Dr. and Mrs. Thos. Meriwether
of Wewahitchka were visitors Sun-
Cay in Port St. Joe.

:Mrs. "Buck" Norton and Miss
Forothy Williams of Wewahitchka
were shopping Monday in Port St.
Joe.


Anne's Christmas Bonus
Was for One Good Idea


At the Churches


aa_ss aa M 'MEia.iaa iia ia METHODIST
HRISTMAS bonuses were al- Rev. D. E. Marietta, Pastor
ways given in accordance to Church services 11 a. m. and
the value of suggestions writ- 7:30 p. m., first and third Sundays.
ten out and finally accepted at the Sunday school 10 a. m., every
offices of John Stone and company, Sunday.
and Lee Anne Foster wondered, dis- Mondays, 3 p.
gustedly, why she had thought of
such suggestions after other girls m.
had already thought them up or why --
she couldn't think up something un- BAPTIST
usual enough to earn her special at- Rev. Sizemore, Pastor
tention with the firm. There were Church services 11 a. m. and
only five more days until the yearly 7:45 p. m., every Sunday.
list of bonus recipients would be Sunday school 10 a. m:
announced. B. Y. P. U. 6:45 p. m.
That evening, back in her own ,
room, seated at her desk, she sat W. M. U. 3 p. m., Mondays.
staring at the wall. She fidgeted Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m., Wed-
with her pencil, almost praying for nesdays.
inspiration-what could she suggest G. A., 4 p. m. Friday.
to be done in the office or in the .--
business that would increase either PRESBYTERIAN
efficiency or business? Her eyes Rev. H. F. Beaty, Pastor
were staring straight into a huge
pot of four-leaf clovers that she had Church services 1 a. ., fourth
brought back from the country when Sundays.
she had visited her parents on the Sunday school 10 a. m. (at the
farm during last vacation, club house).
"The Four Leaf Clover Line"- Ladies' Aid Society, 3:30 p. m.
why-why not? She jutted down every third Thursday.
the idea as it all came tumbling
through her mind-in the manufac- CATHOLIC
turning end of the business, create Father Massey, Priest
a breakfast nook or kitchen line all
with four leaf clover motif, giving a a
a cook book with its cover simply 10:15 a. m.
plastered with actual four leaf clov- -
ers, shellacked-a line especially to ASSEMBLY OF GOD
attract the newly wed trade. "Why, 10 a. m.-Sunday school.
I could furnish the four leaf clovers 11 a. m.-Devotional.
for the first few books and maybe 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic serv-
Mr. Stone would put a four leaf clov- ices.
er under the seal of that new style .
wedding certificate he gives free to Ladies' Council meeting Tues-
each bridal pair of customers-who day afternoon.
knows!" Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
Lucky for Stone and company but ning.
just as lucky for Lee Anne, for as -
the Christmas day bonus for her sug- The Misses Emmy Milligren,
gestion was handed to her, she also iFlavell Campbell and Johnnie
received the first such contract ever O'Neal of Wewahitchka were vis-
known-for all the four-leaf clovers iting friends in Port St. Joe last
she could grow within the next year. i
-Luella B. Lyons. Friday.
@ Western Newspaper Union.
e -r A squash-pumpkin hybrid has
been produced.


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FIS H DEALERS

OBJECT TO LAW

ENFORCEMENT

CANNOT POSSESS FRESH OR
FROZEN MULLET AT
THIS TIME

TALLAHASEE, Dec. 24 (.FNS)
-A roar went up last week from
about a dozen of the state's larg-
est fish dealers when Supervisor
R. L. Dowling of the state board


MANY GET OLD

AGE AID MIXED

WITH OLD AGE INSURANCE;
ONE IS FEDERAL AND
OTHER IS STATE

Similarity in names has caused
considerable confusion regarding
the old age provisions of the so-
cial security law, it is pointed out
by Clayton C. Codrington, state
welfare commissioner.
The public, he stated, is in some
instances getting old age assist-


of conservation ordered his agents ance mixed with old age insur-
to enforce the provisions of a ance. Yet the two are entirely


state law which makes it unlaw
ful for anyone to possess fresh
fresh-salted or frozen mullet for
a 50-day period beginning De
cember 1.
The complaining dealers, mosi
of whom are located in Jackson
ville, had filled their large stor
age plants with mullet in antici
pation of making a neat profit
during the closed season. When
Supervisor- Dowling clamped down
on them, they deluged his office
with telegrams and telephone calls
asking him to waive enforcement
in view of the large losses they
would sustain if the laws were
enforced.
Dowling refused to yield to their
demands, citing that this is an old
law of which they had full and
complete knowledge; that the
closed season was made for the
purpose of conserving the state's
supply of mallet, which is the
main source of income of thou-
sands of men engaged in the fish-
ing industry, by protecting them
during the spawning season; that
to permit a dozen of the 350 li-
censed dealers in the state to vio-
late the law would be unfair to
.ae great number of small dealers
who observe the law; and that he
had no authority to waive en-
forcement but was bound by his
otth of office to see that the law
was enforced.
At -the same time Supervisor
Dowling pointed out that great in-
equalities exist in the operation
of the closed-season law. By spe-
cial acts which have been passed
since adoption of the original act,
10 of the 67 counties are ex-
empted from its operation, Gulf,
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
Walton, Bay. Franklin, Wakulla,
Jefferson and Levy.
Because of the poor run of fish
this year the conservation de-
partment allowed the fishermen to
fish up 'to the last day possible
and allowed the dealers five days
to dispose of the aish on hand be-
fore clamping down on them. This,
Dowling feels, is -ll that can rea-
sonably be expected of his de-
partment.
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ENTIRE SEWER SYSTEM
SOON TO BE IN USE
According to City Engineer W.
R. Gait, the entire sewer system
of the city will be ready for use
by January 1, with the exception
of the disposal plant.
This means that those in a por-
tion of the residential district
who have been unable to connect
with the mains may now do so.
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LAST RITES FOR MAX JONES

(Continued from page 1)
ers were Byron Eells, Ronald
Childers, Stokie Domengeaux, Ro-
selle Stone, George Tapper, Alton
Dendy, and Joe Ferrell.
Out-of-town relatives attending
the last rifes wels Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Jones, Jr., of Tallahassee,
Ed Jones and family of Dixie, Ga.,
Mr. and Mrs. John Strong and
family of Savannah, Ga., and Mrs.
Charlie Burns of Auburn, Ala.
Deceased is survived by his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jones;
two brothers, A. M. Jones, Jr., and
Winston. Jones, and three .sisters,
Mrs. M. P. Tomlinson, Mrs. Char-
lie Burns and Miss Mae Jones.


different and on'r is administered
by the state through its welfare
b6ard and the other by the fed-
eral government through the so-
cial security board.
Old age assistance means money
payments by the state to old peo-
ple who are in need. It is based
on the need of the applicant and
therefore is not a pension, al-
though it is often so termed.
Old age insurance means money
payments by the- federal govern-


Sent to workers eligible under
Sthe national social security act.
The state decides who shall
receive old age assistance and the
size of the grant.
SOld age insurance payments are
I made regardless of need, the
Amount in each casc depending
upon the wages which the worker*
has received from employment
covered by the provisions of the
social security act.
Applications for old age assist-
ance should be made at the local
office of the state welfare depart-
ment or, if there is no local of-
fice, to the district office.
Applications for lump-sum bene-
fits and death payments should
be made to the field office of the
social security board or to the
Bureau of Old Age Insurance,
Washington, D. C.
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OFFICE SUPPLY FIRM
HANDLES LARGE LINE
One of Port St. Joe's newest
establishments, the C. A. Tovey
office supply store, located in the
Costin building, carries a large
stock of necessities for all busi-
"esscs. such as typewriter sup-
plies, loose leaf ledgers, ink, glue,
pencils, pencil sharpeners, fling
cabinets and trays, adding ma-
chine paper. etc.
Mr. Tovey states that he has an
exceptionally fine line of diarys
and calendars for the new year
and invites inspection of this par-
ticular line.

FORD GARAGE RAPIDLY
NEARING COMPLETION
Construction work on the new
garage for the Anderson Motor
company, Ford distributors, is
coming on apace under the direc-
tion-of J. Fisher. Williams of the
Albritton Williams Construction
company.
The back and sidewalls are fin-
isbed, the huge steel roof girders
are in place and work of placing
the roof and building up the front
has begun.

LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR HER
Remember, today is the last
day to shop before Christmas, and
if you haven't yet found something
for "her" you might consider bed-
room slippers, mules, or sandals
-they're in the Port St. Joe
stores in wonderful assortment
yet, and few other things are
so nearly sure ot a warm wel-
come by the recipient.

C. W. Carlisle of Titusvil'e will
spend Christmas in this city as
the guest of C. A. Tov3y.

T. L. Allen of Chattahooche
will be the Christmas guest of Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Baggett.
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POSTOFFICE

(Continued from page 1)
lon queues of people form at the
windows and at times patrons are
required to stand in line for from
15 to 20.minutes in order to get
to the general delivery or money
order window. Postmaster Drake
has endeavored to speed up serv-
ice in every way possible, putting
on two more clerks this week,
George Maddox and Ralph Swatts,
and recently putting in a parcel
delivery window. But with all this
the office and personnel is still
inadequate to cope with the stead-
ily increasing rush of business.
From Monday until last evening
of this week Postmaster Drake
had sold a total of $356 worth of
stamps alone. He stated that
based on sale of 11/2-cent stamps,
which are used for mailing out
Christmas cards, the office had
handled in excess of 12,000 cards.
This does not include the regular
letters that go through the office.
With the increased volume of
business, new quarters are badly
needed, and new equipment in the
form of canceling machines, lock
boxes, bag racks, storage shelves
and other items will also be re-
quired.
Port St. Joe is growing rapidly,
there can be no question, and one
of the best indications of such
growth is postoffice receipts.

WORK BEGINS ON THEATER

(Continued from page 1)
chain. The froht of the structure
will be of the latest modernistic
design and will be outlined with
neon tubing, similar to the thea-
ter in Panama City.
L. C. Thompson, foreman for
the R. N. McEachren Construction
company, which handles all of the
work for Martin and Davis, will
be in charge of the project.

BUILDING PERMIT ISSUED
A building permit has been is-
sued to the Harlow & Miller Con-
struction company for a seven-
room dwelling to cost $4,300.
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Buffalo Bill was said to have
killed 4.280 buffalo in eighteen.
months.


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PA'_E T H TA rdyDcmer2,13


A farm in Lapland is said to be
the only one in the world raising
blue foxes in captivity.
The first skull of the so-called
Neanderthal Man was discovered
in 1856 in Germany.


The psychology of fashions has
included some curious "negative"
influences-as for example, when
Marie Antoinette was unpopular,
women turned to long, narrow
skirts, just the opposite of the
queen's billowing costumes.


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-o o o o O


FUTURE OF STATE

BASED ON HOMES

DETROIT NEWS COMMENDS
TREND TOWARD HOME
BUILDING

A marked copy of the Detroit
(Mich.) News features Florida as
the haven of all those seeking to
avoid the rigorous northern win-
ters. It plays up the various sec-
tions of the state, showing a large
group of pictures with alluring
beach scenes.
Other pictures deal with the
sports and fishing in the state,
and descriptive articles about the
outstanding cities and resort owm-
munities are scattered throughout
nearly the entire travel section of
the paper.
The general story dealing with
the state as a whole is one that
touches every phase of its poten-
tial assets. The lessons learned in
the late boom have had their fruit
in wiser and saner advertising,
and in the actual finding of Flor-
ida by its citizens.
Finding that quick profits from
skyrocketing prices and inflated
land sales were no longer possible,
the people of the state discovered
that a steady growth of natural
possibilities, a fair valuation of na-
tural resources, ang the develop-
ment of them along sound lines
was the best possible foundation
for future prosperity.
The traveling editor predicts
that there will be another boom, a
",ild one, in which land prices will
rise slightly, ana homes be in
greater demand. But he declares
'hat Florida has learned that it
io'es not pay to try for immediate
profits at the cost of a stabilized
future.
Where ten years ago the state
advertised its real estate values, it
now plays up its climate, its fresh
fruits and vegetables, its ocean
:nd gulf and its :nland lakes, its
fishing and its winter amusements.
In consequence greater numbers
-f peopi' each year are seeing its
possibilities as a delightful winter
"ome. Home building and the pur-
-aase of home sites are growing
with rapid strides, arll most not-
ably, those who are investing in
this way are people of substance
and foresight.
This steadily rising interest
among would-be residents of this
type is a better augury for Flor-
ida's prosperity, he said, than the
announcement that the resort ho-
tels were being filled to capacity.

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Our Fruit Cakes are of the highest quality, made from
the finest fruits, nuts, eggs, etc. It will com-
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You can purchase one of-.our Fruit Cakes at your
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Snake-Mrs. Bunny asked her hus-
band for a new coat for Christmas.
Leopard-What did he say?
Snake-That she had no business
shedding her old one.

1,000-Year-Old Play
Hampshire mummers still per-
form a play which is said to be
1,000 years old and for which there
is no written script. The mummers
are farm laborers who wear cos-
tumes made of colored wallpaper.
They give the play at Christmas
time.-Pearson's London Weekly.

Christmas Cheer
"What some folks call Christmas
cheer," said Uncle Eben, "is only
an expensive form of nuffin' but con-
densed trouble."
Silk has bee: produced fr:m
mulberry trees in Hungary and is
.aid to resemble natural silk.


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tall to trees 30 feet in height. the number of colds in winter.


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Friday, December 24, 1937 THE STAR PAGE ELEVEN


LIVED 123 YEARS
Zorawar Kahn has just died in
Hyderabad, India, at the age of
123 years. Eight years ago he was
married for the third time. He
had two children by his previous
wives.
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Unwrapping Christmas
Annual Family Program

ULETIDE has come around
again and it is time to take
Christmas from its year-long
wrappings.
At our house we have a wardrobe
trunk in one of whose drawers re-
pose all year the Christmas tree or-
naments, some table decorations,
napkins and favors left from the
children's party, bright papers and
ribbons salvaged from the last-
minute rush to wrap and mail or
hoarded from Aunt Louise's gift
package, which is always an out-
ward marvel.
Through Easter, Fourth of July,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, they have
lain forlorn and unwanted, these
remnants of Christmas. But now
we open the drawer with as lively
excitement as if we had never seen
its contents. "Mother, did you know
we still had this big silver star?"
"Why, here's enough icicles to trim
the whole tree!" "Where did these
bluebird ornaments come from?"
The light circuit doesn't work-
and sister, who has just come from
her schoolroom, must dash down-
town before the stores close for
new bulbs. Then everybody hangs
over big brother's shoulder while he
patiently determines which of the
old bulbs have failed. When the
whole set flashes on we all feel like
Thomas Edison discovering the
marvels of light.
There are even a few unused
Christmas cards for a starter on the
long list. The baby finds a tin horn,
and the hilarious fun that will carry
on till Christmas morning has be-
gun. Somewhere in this jumble of
familiar things we have unwrapped
Christmas. And the best Christmas
present of all is Christmas itself!-
Frances Grinstead.
Western Newspaper Union.



A Sign in the Sky Was
A Christmas Time Cross


6't TELL, Ratty, we'll be
handing ours-lvcs a
grand present by this
time tomorrow."
"Yah, I don't hanker after the
job. Somebody in this home-town
of mine might get wise to me."
"Scared? You been away ten
years doing time. You're out now,
and free. No one ain't going to see
you. You can lift plenty from that
house you been telling about. You
know every inch of it, by your say."
"Sure I do. I lived in it for nearly
twenty years."
The man beside him in the speed-
ing car whistled. "Never knew
that."
"You keep your trap shut,
Slinky."
Clouds swept across the moon,
now revealing it round and bright,
now hiding it.
"Stormy," said Slinky, "all the
better for us."
They entered a broad village
street. Elms lined either side.
"Right pretty, ain't it?" snarled
Slinky. "But too neighborly for my
blood."
"Hey," cried Ratty stopping the
car. "Look at the moon shining up
there behind the church steeple!"
A cross' of light streamed from
four corners. "Nothing but moon-
dogs."
"Shut up, you. I'm telling you
something. I'm not robbing the
house I was born in. I'm tough
S. but not that tough."
"You crawling dirty rat!"
"And' I'm going to church on
Christmas morning like I used to
with my, my," he hesitated, "with
my folks. We got decent clothes.
I'm going. That there," he pointed
at the streaming light, "well, for
just a minute I felt like I used to
feel when I lived here as a boy. I'm
going, and so are you. We can say
Merry Christmas then, for once,
without faking it. That cross," his
voice was husky, "shows me up for
justwhat I am arat. You and
me, Slinky, are going to be decent
tomorrow." M a r t h a Banning
Thomas.
S.Western Newspaper Union.


STATE WILL HONOR
SOUTHERN CHEMIST
A committee of nine has been
appointed by Governor Fred P.
Cone to arrange for the Florida
Industries Celebration to be held
at Fernandina January 14, honor-
ing Dr. Charles H. Herty, famed
chemist.
On that date the $9,000,000 pulp
mill at Fernandina will begin op-
eration, and it was through the re-
search work of Dr. -IHerty that this
gigantic new industry for Florida
was made possible.
Governor Cone states that he
has personally invited 100 of the
nation's leading business men,
headed by Daniel C. Roper of the
United States Department of Com-
nrerce; govoriors of all south
eastern states, and many other
dignitaries.
Florida senators and represen-


tury at which 2000 oxen and 200 employed two thousand cooks.
tuns of wine were consumed. But Those surely were the good old
this monarch was accustomed to days!
entertaining on a grand scale, for
every day 10,000 persons dined at Trout eggs require 60 to 90 days
his expense, and it is said that he for incubation.




St. Joe Radiu-ia Service
WE GIVE A COMPLETE CHECK-UP ON
ALL MAKES OF RADIOS

When your Radio don't make a squeak
Don't go and throw it in the creek-
BRING IT TO US

WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF ARCTUS TUBES
--- WVOR(K GUARANTEED -
Located in ROCIE'S COMMUNITY STORE


tatives are expected to be present
as well as many other federal and "
state officials. EET YOUR FRIENDS AT

RICHARD II ENTERTAINED WILLIAMS' PLACE
IN BIG WAY AT YULETIDE1
Christmas celebrations of Old --- PALlM POINT INN .>-
England are inextricably inter- FO AN ENJOYABLE EVENING
woven with the earlier Yuletide
observance of the Celts, and many
of them have a pagan origin. It
was in feudal times, however, that REFRESHMENTS -:- DANCING
the observance of Christmas, still
called the Yule feast, reached itsty Allowed
greatest magnificence.
Old records tell that King Rich- ,
ard II gave a great Christmas C.D. WILLIA S, Prop.
feast at Littlefield in the 14th cen- ..* -. -'











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a'~7MY 7Lp


Here's yaou chance to stock up for Christmas
and for the New Year, too! Everything in our
store is priced to your advantage.

- FRIDAY SATURDAY MONDAY
DECEMBER 17 18-20

PEANUT BUTTER, qt. 25c KETCHUP, 14 oz, 2 for 25c
Sandwich Spread, qt. -..25c 2 LARGE 1
MUSTARD, quart ........15c 4 SMALL



10 1 's :'UL AR A 55C


POTTED MEAT,.3 for 10l LIMA BEANS, 2 lbs.....15c
COOKING OIL, gal can 95c Blackeye PEAS, 2 lbs. ...15c
APPLE JELLY, 2 Ib.-...23c DILL PICKLES, qt-......15c


2 Dozen
FANCY
WINESAP


No. 2 Early June Peas 2 15c Monarch COFFEE, lb. 29c
VINEGAR, quart ...-......10c BROOM, 4-string .........23c
GRITS, 3 bxes ....---......25c FIELD CORN, 3 cans....25c



ayer Raisins LBS.25c


Fancy DELICIOUS GREEN GIANT PEAS
APPLES 20c Doz. 2 for 35c


Miracle Whip
SANDWICH SPREAD
Quart 39c Pint 25c pt. 15c

DRIED. PEACHES
2 pounds 25c


DRIED APPLES
2 pounds 25c


PRUNES
10c per pound

POTATOES
10 pounds 23c

SPAGHETTI AND
MACARONI
3 for 10c

SWEET MIXED PICKLES
Quart 19c

VIENNA SAUSAGE
2 for 15c

GRAPEFRUIT
6 for 25c

MOTHER'S OATS WITH
CHINA 27c


C CASH & CARRY
,Pg 1: T ag 1; I. r 11.1


Goldenrod is wrongly accused of B rt bt. Joe, a.
causing hay fever, since its pollen
is so sticky it cannot be carried on ,
th e b reezes. of.....


A
Moonligh+

Hoate-I


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.Friday, December 24, 1937


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APPLES 35c





S- .- 'FriLday, December 24, 1937


So o o "


Z" jit S i t RT. S
ae t .







o -. The merchants whose messages appear on
S this page thank you for past patronage and
extend the Season's Best Wishes for a
S Joyous Yuletide.



7i q ,'. BEST WISHES M ERR *
As the crackling logs CHRISTM A S
S / on the hearth send .
Son the hea r snd It is our hope that the patron-
We extend our compli- forth their warmth age we have enjoyed during .
U and cheer, so do our the year has been justified in
ments of the season, and wishes go forth to our our service to our friends. We
may it hold a wealth of : friends and patrons. thank you and wish you all the
d C r f happiness of the Season.
>Good Cheer for you. g
Pete's Cash & Carry *





1Ve extend heartiest wishes ,

son to all our customers to wish you the Merriest i
and friends, and we cordi- We hope this little message Christmas of all and to
,fg .,will heartilyes texpresso our very extend our cordial thanks .
ally invite your continued warmest wishes for Christmas for your patronage dur-
patronage. Happiness to our friends and ing the past year.
Patrons. *
Q patons Roche s Community
Costs ept. Store OwGeiger's ep& Murdock Store
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I.NOEL! NOEL! .

W\e extend heartiest wimakes it
for a Happy Ciristmas Sea o
son to all our customers t i th erriest





so tmesTo all those friendsmas of all and pa-to

and f iens, and we e cord wish h e it the sto all our friends, both old
itl h as rbome in P ort St. Joe. and new-may coi s Christmas







allyone and all a- Our sincere thanks for your prove the happy day you've

looked forward to bringing IJ
shes for CMerry Chrishrittm aao ou patronageos to all.

patronsag appe to our friends adi g the past ea
y BEACON P Roche's Community.


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SSpirit of the Season brings to "e& .. ... M u rd o ck. > C rds to my friend so I
us renewed appreciation of old May the tru spirit take this method of ex-
associates and of the value only of Cristms fill tending to one and all good
To all those friends. Mayyour Christ- your home and lin- R L n O ,S
Smas be happy ger througonhoutav e helped build
serve you, we wish ti To all our friends, both old
4 it has become in Part St. Joe. and new-may this Christmas 4
one and all a- prove the happy day you've







Sfull coping bountiful blessings to ll.
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SFLORIDA POWER LeHARDY'S C A TOVEY
CO O "T O PC -OFFICE SUPPLIES




The Good Will of our manyTI OwingtthCht
patrons and friends is one of 4i X 11CUEC
our most valuable assets. The rush I was unable to mail'
Spirit of the Season brings to 4 4 4 cqrds to my friends 50
us renewed appreciation of old Ma- the true spirit take this method of ex-
associates and of- the value of of Christmas fill tending to one and all a
new friends. Ml-Iay your Christ- your home and li M an-EO


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