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Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
est growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
The Star-Florida's fastest grow.
ing It'le newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port S'i Joe.
1838-HELP US CELEB RATE OUR 100TH ANN IVERSARY-1938
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1938
Chamber of Commerce
Requests City Enforce
Deplore Present Unhealthy and Unsightly Conditions Existing
In City's Alleys and Vacant Lots; Chief of Police
Is Instructed To Bring In Offenders
Landscape Artist Plans Being ade For
Makes Survey Of
Monument Park Entertaining,
Will Beatify T A-Centennial Visitors
tion of Centennial Celebra-
tion Next December
Lewis. G. Scoggin, landscape
architect of the Florida Forestry
and Park Service, was in Port St.
Joe Monday making a cursory sur-
vey of the proposed Centennial
Committee Is Formulating Plans To Care For Thousands
Expected To Be Attracted By Observance Of
State's Greatest Historical Event
Park and discussing with City Though the centnnal ceera-r d that by cntnnial tim
A committee from the localjrhave cafes and other places of Manaer W. R. Galt plans fr th hough the centnnal ceebra-prssed that by centennial time
chamber of. commerce, consisting like na ue that nthe refe a tat tion of the holding of Florida's next December, a new and corn
ter out into the- city alleys and b-eautificaition 'of the tract in an-
of H. W. Soule, W. W. Barrier, B. modious hotel will be ready fox
f H. W Soule, W W Barrier, B. not into. the sewer, thereby creat- ticipation of making it ready for first constitutional convention odious hotel wil be ready
.W. Eells, Jr., T. W. Wilson and ing a spot that can or will result the celebration of the Constitu- will not be observed until Decem- occupancy and that a number of
G. F. Kaser, appeared before the in the spreading of disease. Our eating places, now being talked
board of city commissioners at recommendationn is that an ordin- tional Centennial next December. ber 7 to 10 next-nine months will have been erected and made
theirancebe passed that all types of In a general way, the plan con away-the citizen of Port St. ready to serve the public.
their meeting Tuesday night with business be required to use the templates a Strip of land 300 feet Joe, through a large and active "We have a big job cut out for
a petition recommending that an city sewer and not the surface wide, leading from the Gulf Coast centennial committee e already have
ordinance be enacted in regard; to drainage now in use. This ordin- ourselves," said
garbage and rubbish being thrown ance have a time limit, and after highway to Long avenue, which la d plans for entertaining the ourselves, o aso is ra air
That date a fine for ach day that will be the eastern terminus of thousands of visitors the cnf Sharit, who also is general chair
in alleys, streets and vacant lotssuch establishments dio not con- the park, at a point 1100 feet east gently expect will be attracted b man of the cnentenal committee,
Mr. Soule acted as spokesman nect with the sewer. of the monument.This longnar ently expect wi ill be attracted by "but we are confident we will be
for the group and read! the peti- The second ties in with the o e m om s ng, n nr te program which will be pre- equal to it. Above all things, we
tion, which follows: first, namely, the throwing of rot- rw park is to be landscaped and sented during the four days which will exercise care n to over-
Gentmen-Thiten and decayed fruits, vegetables otherwise beautified, so as to make been set apart for the ob- builexercisn the matter of hotels over-
reents thenPorThis commie Chambe and animal refuse in the city al- it one o the show places of West servance of one of the state's eat ing places. We want n o rper
of Commerce. Our offcal title i eys. Refuse of such a nature Florida. great historical events. aeses
of Commerce. Our official title is tends to breed flies and other car- great historical events.
the "Civic Improvement Commit. ri'er of disease, the same as the The proposed c~rlc center is t Steps have buen takssions. We will do what is
tee," and our efforts are to aid in after that now stands in the al- be located in the center of the necessary and trust our good
the betterment of th city. We are s. We recommend that all park at a point 500 feet ast of the park in which the constitu- neighbors, Apalachicola, Panama
bringing to your attention some places of business handling such the monument and will confirm in tional monument was erected in City and Wewahitchka, each of
of the things that we feel should products be required to have. a 1922. completely landscaped and which is less than an hour away,
have immediate attention. Withmetal container with solid ot- architectural treatment with the 122. completely landscaped and which is less than an hour away,
your co-operation and the chair- tom that does not leak. This con- architecture of the monument it- the streets leading to that park to help us house and furnish
her of commerce, Woman's club tainer to be placed at their back self, so as to fit harmoniously widened, paved and beautified so breakfasts for our expected cen-
and other groups, we feel that door and all such materials be o te g l p as to make ingress and egress tennial guests."
within a short time we can, showplaced in it. This:.ontainera.so to the general picture, according -- -
some definite results. have a cover, thereby making it to City Manager Gait. asyn sae.
The first thing that we want tofly-proof. Mr. Scoggin will be provided 'Plans have been drawn for a
bring to your attention is' that we p civic center which will fit into. the
SThe third, item is that all bus.i- with plans of the proposed civic civic center which will fit into t Ch ages ade In
nesses be required to have some center building and with photo- picture of the landscaped park, as
Claude Speaks sort of rubbish receptacle where s hitecture ansurroundins, Sewer Ordinance
all papers, boxes or other trash graphs of the constitutional monu- to architecture an surroundingsrd
.Claude Speaks le placed, and from this collected ment as aids in drawing his plans in which exercises in connection S w I c
S)y the city disposal truck, of the landscaped park. with the centennial program may
In Cty lond y The fourth item is the use ofr -- be conducted. For the benefit of Mayor Appeals For Co-operation
In City Monday,., the city's alleys for chicken coops, those visitors who come to the
___ pens cisor houses, some of wWthose visitors who come to the Of All Home Owners in Con-
are now in the alleys, somaking it ll festivities in their own cars, necting To Sewer Mains
Itinerary Covers Same Territory impossible for a truck or car to ample parking space is being pro-
Covered By Dave Shonlt pass. We recommend that all Be Visitor Here xic in proximity to the park. A slight change was made in
La.t Week such coops, pens. or other places iUl The matter of providing hous- the existing sewer ordinance by
for storing livestock be perma- I
onently removed, as they are r ing for the great throng of ex- the board of city commissioners
Senator Claude Pepper, present breeders of disease and flies. Expected To Arrive Sunday Or pected visitors is also being given at their session Tuesday night
senator from this district, will From these pens, etc., odors of an Monday To Inspect Mill Iiuch thought by a special com- which provides that if a present
offensive nature arise, thereby,
speak in Pont St. Joe Moniday of sive iat operty o theebun And City Progress mittee to which has been assigned user of city water, who has made
evening at 6:45 o'clock. As he healthy. th'e task. Owing to the fact that the required $5 water deposit,
is scheduled to speak in Panama With these corrections made it Mrs. Alfred I. duPont, wife of the population has jumped from desires to connect with the city's
City Monday, night at 8 o'clock, it will make it easier for the city the late Alfred I. duPont, will be about 1000 to approximately 3500 sewer system, no deposit will be
has not yet been ascertained collection truck to get into te al- visitor in Port St. Joe nextduring the past 18 months, a required, as the 5 deposit wil
whether his speaking engagement leys and at the same time speed required, as the $5 deposit will
whetherhisspeaking engageen the removal of trash, as t will week to view the progress being building boom has been on in an cover both the water and sewer
here will be 6:45 p. .m. eastern not be necessary to rake, scrape made here on the paper mill and effort to provide homes for resi- connections. Non-users of city
standard time or central time. or shove! up the now scattered development of the city, which dents. Members of the housing water will be required to make a
However, circulars will -be dis- rubbish. With theeasier method was to have been a monument to committee 'express the belief that $2 deposit for sewer connections.
tribute: Monday announcing the section, a regular schedule of col- her husband, who dreamed of not only will the new homes fur- Heretofore it has been necessary
time and place. elections can be made, say three making Port St. Joe a model city nish accommodations for hun- to make deposits of $5 and $2 or
Pepper, who has a message to days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and one of the greatest industrial dreds of centennial celebration water and sewer connections.
bring to the people of Florida,' (Continued on page 8) cities of the South. visitors, but a hope is also ex- "We want all home owners in
opened his speaking campaign in the city to make use of the sewer
Pensacola last night. He covers a 7* T system," said Mayor J. L. Sharit.
number of small communities, to-St W il Ie o E"The system belongs to the peo-
day where candidates for high rpi"e and it i os to their interest to
office have not deigned to appear, F r O openingg f St J e Pa r l e sd i is ond place it upo
-nd tomorrow he.speaks at De- or en ing of St. Joe Pa er make use of it and place it upon
and tomorrow he speaks at De- I a paying basis in order that we
FuniaRk Springs, Crestview, Boni- may meet the interest and prin-
fay, Chipley, Graceville, Cotton- cipal o the bonds. We would like
dale and Marianna. The Star now has underway a thing that means something to out in special wrappers to any to' everho
to see every home and business
He will spend Sunday at Pan-' "Port St. Joe Progress Edition" the people of this section. It will part of the United States at no establishment in Port St. Joe con-
ama City, where he speaks Mon- to be issued upon the opening of be an issue to cherish and put additional charge. nected to the sewer system, which
day night at 8 o'clock, with ap- the St. Joe Paper Company mill away, to be taken out in the years Bring or send in your list now, would do away with the present
pearances during the day at Mill- o o for if you wait until the last mmin- unhealthy conditions incident to
'l,12 in.; ewah 1:30 on or about April 1. to come and show to the children unhealthy conditons Incident to
ville, 12 m.'; Wewahitchka, 1:30 ute it may be too late, for those the use o septic tanks and such"
p. m.; Bristol, 2:45 p. m.; Blounts- It '- the plan to carry photo- and grandchildren. On the part who make their reservations well
town, 4 p. m., and this city in graphs of all the leading business of the staff of The Star it will be in advance will be taken care of
the evening. houses, together with their his-1 more of a labor of pride and love first. CHIPLEY ATTORNEY IN
Tuesday he will speak at Apa- tory; photographs of the paper for the things that have been and Anyone having photographs of STATE ATTORNEY RACE
lachicola at 10:30 a. m.; Harbeson mill from the first breaking of the things that will be than as a scenes and activities, taken in L. D. McRae, attorney of Chip-
City, 12 m.; Carrabelle, 2:30 p. ground up to the. present; pictures money-making proposition. It will, Port St. Joe in years past are ley, was in Port St. Joe Wednes-
m..; Sopchoppy, 3:45 p. m., Craw- of Port St. Joe of the past and as we feel, represent the spirit of urged to bring them in for use in day in the interest of his cam-
fordville, 5 p. m., and Quincy, 8 it is today; articles on Old St. Port St. Joe better than any this edition. All pictures will be paign for the office of state attor-
p. m. Joseph, forestry development in other medium, well taken care of and returned ney in the fourteenth judicial cir-
The people of Port St. Joe are this section, the Centennial Cele-j This edition will sell for ten to the owners after cuts have been cult. The office is now held by
urged to turn out en masse and bration to be held, here next De- cents a copy and anyone desiring made from them. John Carter of Marianna. Mr. Mc-
give Claude a rousing welcome as member and items of interest to reserve copies are asked to do Articles or old newspaper clip- Rae's announcement appears on
1'e, in our opinion, has done more anent the city and its i~habit- so at once. Send in your list of pings pertaining to this section page three of this issue.
for Port St. Joe at the nation's ants. !names to whom you want the pa- will also be considered for the
,capital than any other one man. Into this edition will go every- per sent and they willbe mailed Port St. Joe Progress Edition. Send The Star to a friend.
PAGE TWO THE STAR Fr'd'~y, March 11, 1938
i THE STAR
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
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
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
Three Months ......65c
-.- Telephone 51 }f.-
The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. Thre spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW-
The editor of The Star came to Port St.
Joe some ten months ago, and at that time
remarked the absence of billboards and ,small
signs along the highways leading into the
Today there are a number of large bill-
boards and hundreds of smaller signs scat-
tered along our roads, spoiling the landscape
and, in some instances, interfering with the
vision of motorists.
Something should have been done about
this. matter before Port St. Joe started on
its rapid growth. Perhaps it is not too late
vet to do something about it.
The scenery along our splendid highways
is something that we should capitalize, not
something that we should allow to be hid-
deli behind garish and unsightly signs. We
should endeavor to keep our roadsides free
of defacements and obstructions and make
them generally more attractive. This can't
be done as long as individuals are allowed to
nail signs to trees and disfigure the land-
..ape 'without conscience.
We believe the Gulf county commissioners
would be willing to co-operate with us by
restricting the erection of billboards for a
distance of five or ten miles on each side of
Port St. Joe, and if not that, perhaps it could
be arranged to have a statute pushing bill-
boards and other signs back several hundred
feet from rights-of-way.
It is all right to have billboards within
the city limits where, in many instances they
would hide vacant lots overgrown with
weeds or piled high with rubbish and old
cars, but let's endeavor to preserve the
scenic beauty of the roads that lead to Port
CANDIDATE FOR PITY
If figuring out youi taxes seems some-
what difficult and troublesome, have.a word
of pity for the corner groceryman or the
other businessmen who will have to figure
theirs under these provisions in the new fed-
eral tax bill:
"If the dividend credit is a percentage
of the adjusted net income which is more
Than 55 and less than 71, the tax shall be
a'percentage of the adjusted net income
equal to the sum of 9, plus three-eighths
'pf the amount by which 71 exceeds the
-percentage which the dividend credit is of
-the adjusted net income.
"If the dividend credit is a percentage
of the adjusted net income which is more
than 71 and less than 86,. the tax shall be a
percentage of the adjusted net income
equal to the sum of 4, plus one-third of the
amount by which 86 exceeds the percent-
age which the dividend credit is of the, ad-
justed net income."
If such things as the above were not of
such a serious nature, it would have to be
admitted that the author of these provisions
should be entitled to the crocheted hot water
When a man can ,ret enough followers he
becomes a leader.-Florida Times-Union. We
thought he became a politician.
SEEK AUTHENTIC INFORMATION
Th'e men composing the committee in
charge of planning the observance of the
100th anniversary of the adoption of Flor-
ida's constitution in Port St. Joe next Decem-
ber, have in mind four days of pageantry
and general merry-making, but they want
the proposed pageantry to be founded as
nearly as possible upon fact, that is one of
the reasons they are so assiduous in their
search for authenticated facts with relation
to the history of the ancient city of St.
Joseph in which the constitutional conven-
tion was held.
Like Jerusalem of old, so was the old city
of St. Joseph destroyed-not one stone was
left upon another. The legendary docks
reaching out into the bay for the accommo-
dation of a great commerce, the brick ware-
houses, the palatial hotels, the great race
track are just that--legends, though the old
race track may be traced, the sites of the
hotels determined by masses of ashes and
broken crockery, and the brick warehouses
for the storage of thousands of bales of cot-
ton may be reconstructed in imagination
from the brick scattered over a vast area of
the bed of the bay.
But the committee would like to have
some recorded facts. That is why Chairman
Joe Sharit is appealing to all who may have
books, booklets, newspapers or letters in
their possession pertaining to old St. Joseph
or the constitutional convention to bring
them to light.
LAW NEEDS AMENDING
There is much discussion of the social se-
curity act, particularly as to its old age pen-
sion features. Few are opposed to the gen-
eral principle of providing for the retirement
of elderly workers on a fair subsistence in-
come, from a fund to which the workers and
their employers have contributed over a. pe-
riod of -years. Many are' opposed tbo the
mingling of tax money collected for that pur-
pose with the general. revenues of the treas-
ury, as the law now provides. That plan
leaves the future pension incomes of retir-
ing workers to the whim of some future con-
gress ; for the only way old age benefits can
be paid is by a special appropriation each
year. No beneficiary under the social secur-
ity act has any individual contact with the
government, as he would have with an in-
surance company, so'each runs the risk that
some future political revolution or economic
catastrophe may deprive him of the benefits
which the old age benefit tax is supposed to
That the law needs to be amended to make
"security" mean what most people think it
means, is the common opinion. That it can,
and doubtless will be; so amended, is quite
Port St Joe's city hall will be dignified in
the future by an American flag flying. This
is a splendid idea and well can be emulated
by Clermont and all other cities who do not
follow that custom in these days of unrest
and isms.--Clermont Press.
When a frankfurter is made of whatever
it is that a frankfurter is supposed to be
made of, it's bad enough goodness knows,
but in Germany they're now making 'em of
fish.-St. Louis Star-Times.
The Mediterranean Sea is a wonderful
body of water, entirely surrounded by dif-
ferent literary dialects which compel more
or less confusion.-Washington Star.
American boys are ruled by their mothers,
their older sisters and female school teachers,
yet we wonder why they are ruled by their
', Statistics show that 17 per cent of Ameri-
cans are flat-footed. We hope no one digs
up the sad figures on how many are flat-
headed.-St. Louis Star-Times.
By The Other Fellow
and m.y reputation was saved!
That is not art which pleases but
And gives no depth to judge it
'Tis but the sun of evening that
into the shades
Of night, gradually dies as the
dfl r Pfold.,
i used to know an old Bavarian Bt that is at which has its goal
tailor and by tailor I On beauty for a barren soul,
a a n one who pressed and For like a wealth of April showers
mended my clothes any- It gives new strength to growing
way, he took something -of a TED BRYAN.
fancy to me. He used ito Chattahoochee, Fla.
tell me of his business problems Art is something that all are
and asked my advice about vari- not equipped by nature to appre-
ous (things,. suph as, did I think he ciate, Ted. The majority
ought to put in one of those of us know and appreciate beauty,
pressing machines, or would I not knowing or caring whether it
advise him to move into a larger is art or not, so long as it satis-
place, or put up a new building, fies some inner craving.
S. And I must confess 1 felt Longfellow, in "A Psalm of
flattered in his admiration for my Life," said:
broad knowledge of things. Art is long, and Time is fleeting.
But came a day when my high This is merely another version
position in his esteem trembled of the Latin proverb: "Ars longa,
on the verge of a precipitous fall vita brevis est (Art is long, life
to the slough of humiliation. I brief), which in turn is based
had come in for my suit and dis- upon the Greek of Hippocrates:
covered him seated at the table'Life is short and the art long
with a pen in his hand and a very andl occasion swift, and experi-
.uzzled expression on his face. ence- fallacious and judgment dif-
As soon as he saw me, his face ficult." Old Hippocrates
brightened. complained that the longest life is
"Ah," he exclaimed, "I'm glad
dot you haf come in. You see, I'm
about to buy more equipment.
I need two of dose tings"-he
pointed to a tailor's goose-"und
I don't know chust how I should
wride it. But you haf much edu-
cation, and you can wride for me
Before I realized the difficult
position in which I was being en-
meshed, he had' me- seated at the
table with the pen in my hand.
And when I did realize
the task at which he had set me,
I could feel my pride ooze, out
and my head shrink to peanut
"Two of dose tings" he wanted.
I knew that one of "dose tings"
was a tailor's goose, but in all
the Latin, Calculus and Pedagogy
that I had learned, I could not
recall of ever having been taught
what "two of dose tings" might
have been called.
The thought of losing my pres-
tige with this old tailor whose
confidence I held must have
sharpened my wits, for suddenly
I had a brilliant idea.
"Gentlemen," I wrote, "please
send' me, a tailor's goose," and
signed the tailor's name. .
And to this I added: "P. S.-
Please increase the order to two."
Whereat I let loose a sigh of
relief that signified the passing
of a great load off my mind. .
The tailor got "two of dose tings"
insufficient to acquire more than
the rudiments of any art or sci-
Pope, in his "Essay on Man,"
pointed out that we doddering hu-
mans could learn from nature, as
Thus then to Man the voice of
"Go, from the creatures thy in-
Learn from the birds what food
the thickets yield;
Learn from. the beasts the physic
of tre field;
Thy arts of building from the bees
Learn of the mole to plough, the
worm to weave;
Learn, of the little nautilus to
sail, : *
Spread the thin ..oar, and catch
the driving galee"
CALL A COP
Smith: "What's the matter, you
Jones: "I am mad. I just had a
row with a man down the street.'
Smith: "Why 'didn't you call a
Jones: "He was a cop."
Mrs. Snapp: "Did Edison make
the first talking machine?"
Mr. Snapp: "No; the Creator
made the first one,. but Edison
perfected the first one that could
be shut off."-Times-Union.
The steel industry in the United
States alone spend more than
$9.000,000 a year on research.
Fr'd~y, March- 1.1i 1938
Frdy Mac 11 193TESARPG E
SERVE 10 YEARS
SUPREME COURT RULES THAT
vieve Harrold, production man- PENSACO-LA WOMAN TRIED
rger; Dr. Emn-ett Davis, techni- TO KILL HER HUSBAND
cal assistant; model released Feb-
ruary 16, 1938. Two lung power,
free squalling, screamlined baby,
economical feed, water cooled and
changeable seat covers.
The management assures the
public there will be no new
models during the -aiance of the
year. The new model will be
christened Jeanette Alvina Har-
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Registered Pharmacists. Phone 27.
Churning butter is a familiar
process, but chemists are still
somewhat puzzled as to exactly
what chemical changes occur.
Paid Political Advertising
FOR STATE ATTORNEY
To the Voters of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida:
I am a candidate for the Office
of State Attorney, subject to the
Democratic Primary, May 3, 1938.
Your votes and influence, will be
L. D. McRAE.
FOR STATE ATTORNEY
I am a candidate for re-election
as State Attorney for the 14th
Judicial Circuit, composed of the
counties of Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson and Washington,
subject to the May primaries.
As your State Attorney, I have
handled the business of the office
promptly, fairly, courteously and
to the best of my ability. If re-
elected, I will continue to do so.
Your vote and support will be
JOHN H. CARTER, Jr.,
To the Democratic Voters
of Gulf County:
In the belief that my past ex-
perience as a member of the legis-
lature should be of value and that,
if honored with election, I may be
able to render some service to my
County, I announce my candidacy
for Representative in: the Legis-
lature in and for Gulf County. The
older residents of the County are
familiar with my past legislative
record and I invite the investiga-
tion of our new citizens. On my
past record and my desire to be of
future service, I solicit your vote
and support in this campaign. I
assure you that your vote and sup-
port will be greatly appreciated.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr. f
JOHN C. WNN
He will t]
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
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a /'0r NV0 COURT
DemocYmn&' Prd&'ar /9,v
Twonty.Fir ActivG VNS Erp'onc& 1in 1
Gcoral Predtic of Law
Mrs. Mary Vann of Pensacola,
-10-year- od grandmother, must
serve a 10-year sentence for plot-
ting to wreck a passenger t:tin
in an unsuccessful attempt to kill
her engineer-husband, was the
edict handed down last Friday by
the Florida supreme court.
The court upheld her conviction
in Santa Rosa county circuit
court, where witnesses tes!it'ed
she hired two negroes to remove
railroad spikes from the track
near Cottage Hill, Fla., April 1,
The train piloted- by her hus-
band. Livvie W. Vann, was not
derailed, but tampered rails were
discovered when he reported an
unusual noise in the section of
The. grey-haired husband stood
by his wile during the trial and
accompanied her attorneys to
Tallahassee for the arguments
before the supreme court seeking
to reverse her sentence.
The negroes pleaded guilty to
charges, of tampering with rail-
road tracks and were sentenced
to 10 years each in the state peni-
tentiary at Raiford.
A young white man, Earl Tra-
vis of Pensacola, was charged
with aiding Mrs. Vann plot her
husband'ss death, but has not yet
been brought to trial.
The decision removed the only
lope of Mrs. Vann avoiding the
sentence, unless the court recon-
siders the .case or the pardon
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Prescriptions Carefully Com-
pounded. Phone 27.
55 PER CENT OF
OF 155 OVER 65, 86 GETTING
Almost one-third of Florida
residents 65 years of age or more
are receiving old age assistance,
according to figures made public
from the offices of the state wel-
fare board at Tallahassee. The
figures show that the population
of the state, according to the
1935 census was 1,606,842 and
that 87,459 persons had attained
the age of 65. Of these, 26,639-
or 3t1.1.10 per cent of the popula-
tion abo'e- 65 years of age-were
rece-iving old age assistance.
cu;f county statistics were:
Population. 3,099 (1935 census),
65 and over, 155; receiving old
age assistance, 86; percentage of
population 65 and over receiving
old ace assistance, 55.48.
According to the national social
security board there were 1,582,-
144 recipients of old age assist-'
ance in 47 states, the District of
Columbia, Alaska and Hawaii,
comprising 20 per cent of the es-
timated population aged 65 and
over in December. The percent-
age ranged from 7 per cent in
New Hampshire to 60 per cent in
)klahoma. The size of the aver-
age payment per recipient ranged
rom $4.52 in Mississippi to $89.61
n Colorado. In Florida it was
Payments to recipients of pub-
ic assistance in states co-operat-
ng under the social security act
.mounted to $388,000,000 in 1937,
including approximately $181,000,-
00 in federal funds.
SAnno-ancas New Model
A Pennsylvania newspaper car-
rrd th!e fc!lowirr story recently:
The Marrold Production Com-
pany announces the 1938 eight
and one-half pound baby girl,
mo:''e No. 1; Alvin Harrold, de-
signer and chief engineer; Gene-
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
STATE JUNIOR CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE FAVORS
FLORIDA PAROLE LAW
At its recent meeting held in
Palatka, the state junior chamber
of commerce, adopted resolutions
favoring a parole law for Florida
and the requirement of a doctor's
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CALL US FOR LIGHT AND HEAVY HAULING
WE HAVE GOOD CLEAN BUILDING SAND FOR SALE
Prompt and Efficient Service Always
Horton and Dendy
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
SYou Can Have
0' kia g---Rerigerati n
Water Heating--R0 m Heating
Your Gas Company is bringing Natural Gas from the great Texas fields,
delivered to you in strong steel cylinders. When the cylinder is connected
to the house gas pipe the gas flows through the pipe to all appliances, and
burns with a clear blue flame, which is extremely hot.
SEE OUR DISPLAY AT THE
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU. BUY
Any New Steve, Water Heater, Refrigerator, or Room Heater, and then
we know you will "Go Gas" all the way.
SOUTHERN LIQUID GAS CO.
"YOUR GAS COMPANY SINCE 193'2"
Ritz Theater Bldg.
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
TOWNSEND ENTRY certificate before marriage li- f pro.a-" f or boosting Florida
CQUIT3 SENATE RACE s 1; are issued. "c':!s. ;and re-stated its stand for
Other resolutions endorsed na- a no-fence law, a state drivers'
The Rev. W. A. Hixon, who re- tional wild life week, suggested, a license and a state road patrol.
signed' as Townsend club presi-
dent at Daytona Beach to become
a candidate for the United States i ,'. V. .
enate, has withdrawn from the JO E IC E
senate race. He. -,aid he dropped I ] *
out because he had seen a signed M AI I I'li
statement by Senator Claude Pep- i
per promising to vote for the gen- f Manufacturers of
eral welfare act and deploring -
proposed amendments to the CR'YS 'T L CE
measure opposed by Townsend
followers. h v- e- ( FROM TREATED WATER
When H.ixon announced his "l li' .
candidacy he said he would not MAX KILBOURN, Prop.
remain in the race if Pepper made_
a definite promise to support the
welfare bill without amendments. .........---- ---..-
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Friday, March 11, 1938
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA. C
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P.-T. A. Benefit At
School Monday Eve
The Port St. Joe Parent-Teacher
association will present the "Wo-
manless Wedding" at the high
school auditorium at 8 o'clock
Monday night, with the following
Father of the Bride............
......C....Count Cephieus Costin
Mother of the Bride...........
.......... Madame -Wilema Gait
The Bride.... Philicia Lovett
Groorm..Baron Von Hennie :Lilius
.....Misses, Josephine Hiles,
Derwina Owens, Georgianna
Tapper, Stokenette Domengeaux
Groomsmen ............... Hor-
atio Alger Soule, Josephus Q.
Ferrell, Count Jo Von Gloek-
ler, Duke Thomas of Coldeway
Maid of Honor.................
.....Edwina Buselwish Ramsey
Best Man ....... ..... ........
....Prince Proctorius VanHorn
Maid of Honor.. Josephine Z. Mira
Flower Girls ..................
..Little Misses Belinda Eells
and Altoona Breakaway Dendy
....... Master Stevenson Kaser
Minister ............. Rt. Rev.
Josep2f Hohenzollern Hauseritz
..Miss Rowena Carolina Rector
Guest List Duchess Nedley of
Bay Ridge; The Wilbur Wells of
White City; Adolphieus LeHardy-
berg of Overstreet; Hon. Jose-
pheus Q. Sharit anl bride; Pene-
lope Palmer, Myrna Loy Boyer,
Ambassador Lewis of Sweden,
Miss Patricia Lovett, and many
This is a most entertaining
playlet and is well worth the
small price of admission. Every-
one is urged to attend, as the
funds derived from the sale of
tickets will go ,.toward .a worthy
cause -thatf of letterr conditions
or our school children.
WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS
The annual election of officers
for the Woman's Club was held
Wednesday afternoon at the Meth-
odist church. Mrs. G. A. Patton
presided and those elected for the
club year of 1938-39 were:
Mrs. B. W. Eells, president;
Mrs. G. A. Patton, vice-president;
Mrs. E Clay Lewis, recording sec-
retary; Mrs. Horace Soule, corre-
sponding secretary; Mrs. W. L.
Br a g g, treasurer; Mrs. Joe
Gloekler, critic, and Mrs. Fred
Prior to the election of officers
the regular meeting was held
and after the minutes were read
and approved, roll call was an-
swered with "Flashes of Florida
Facts." Mrs. Roy Gibson read an
interesting paper on "Beauty
Spots In Florida." Hostesses for
the afternoon were Mesdames Pat
Lovett and Chester Edwards.
The club boasts of having three
new members, Mesdames Willie
Ola Martin, A. M. Quarterman and
D. B. McMullen.
Hostesses for the next meeting
are Mesdames Robert Bellows, W.
S. Boyd and. Ja~nes Bevls..
MRS. HUFFMAN HOSTESS
AT BRIDGE LUNCHEON
Mrs. Bob Huffman entertained
:his. week with a bridge-luncheon
at her home in Beacon Hill, hon-
oring Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Al-
en, who will leave soon for New
A delightful social hour was en- g
oyed, aftlr' which the charming t
hostess served delectable refresh- h
nents to Mesdames Allen, Watson
Mr. and Mrs. T. Allen and little ii
on, Tommy, will leave this week
or New York. Mr. Allen has been
employed with the St. Joe Paper d
company while in Port St. Joe. T
friendss regret to see them leave. Iv
Mr. .and Mrs. Eddie Benson of
New York, formerly of Port St.
Joe, announce the arrival of a
i-pound daughter, born March 4,
At the Churches
Rev. D. E. Marietta, Pastor
Services first, second and fourth
Sunday, 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m.
Church school 9:45 a. m. each
W. M. S. meets Mondays, 3 p.
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Pastor
Sunday school 10 a. m. every
Sunday at the clubhouse.
Preaching 11 a. m., third and
Ladies' Aid Society, 3:30 p. m.
every third Thursday.
G. T. Benson, Minister
Services at clubhouse Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
First, third and fourth Sunday
night as 7:30 o'clock.
Father Massey, Priest
Mass first and third Sundays at
10:15 a. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
H. P. Mtney, Pastor
Sunday school 10 a. m. W. L.
Preaching service 11 a. m.
Evan z.-itic services 7 o'clock
S-rniii :- :night .
Ladies' Council meeting Tues-
Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev, J. W. Sisemore, Pastor
Sunday school 10 a. m.
Sunday Morning services at 11
B. Y. P. U. 6:45 p. m.
Evening worship 7:45.
W. M. U. 3 p. m., Mondays.
Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m., Wed-
nesday with choir practice follow-
G. A., 4 p. m. Friday.
BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
The Baptist Woman's Mission-
ary Society met at the church
Monday afternoon ror their busi-
ness meeting. Reports of com
mittees and chairmen were given
and count of circles as follows:
Circle No. 1, Mrs. J. R. Holliday,
chairman-Mrs. Troy Jones, Mrs.
Fred Maddox and Mrs. Charles
McClellan; Circle No. Z, Mrs. J.
W. Sisemore, chairman Mrs.
tHughes, Mrs. White, Mrs. Dendy,
Mrs. Grogan, Mrs. Duke, Mrs.
Tohnson,. Mrs. Hammock, Mrs.
Cason, Ms augry, Mrs. D. 0.
Baggett and Mrs. Dameron.
Next Monday's meetings will be
is follows: Circle No 1 with Mrs.
Troy Jones; Circle No. 2 with
xMrs. Marion Grogan.
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The many friends of Asa Mont-
gomery will be pleased to learn
hat he is greatly improved and
lopes to be up and around soon.
Earl Rollins of Columbia spent
he week-end in Port St. Joe vis-
Mrs. J. Gloekler and little
daughter spent Wednesay and
'hursday in Apalachicola visiting
Irs. DeWitt Marks.
Music Festival To
Be Annual Affair
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The West Florida Music Festi- L uI LIII
val has become a permanent or- All members were urged to at-
ganization as an outgrowth of a
tend the study, "Out of Alders-
committee meeting held Thursday
at the city hall in DeFuniak gate," being taught by the minis-
Springs. ter on Thursday night at the
April S and 9 will be red letter church.
days for some 2000 young musi-
ds fr se 20 yn Mrs. Helen Alien anl daughter,
cians who will participate in band
Peggy, and Miss Mattie Owens
tournaments and high school glee P e ee -en Go
club choruses, including the Port s, e e ei Gordn,
St. Joe school band and glee guests f mother
club. Fourteen bands are expected GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
to compete for a gold loving cup Prescriptions Carefully Corn-
to be presented by the Kiwanis pounded. Phone 27.
club of DeFuniak Springs. .,
One of the outstanding features
of the festival wilf'be the presen- New Sprin Styles
station of Shakespeare's "Twelfth :I rn
Night" by the Federal Theater,
Friday evening, April 8. This play r
was selected for its poetic purity ,
of verse as well as its literary f
and dramatic merit of highest .- 4
quality. "Twelfth Night" is repre-
sentative of Shakespeare at his t
The state symphony orchestra,
so popular last year, will again
contribute to the program. There
will be an art exhibit by the fed-
eral art project and distinctive
displays of handicraft work from
the women's and professional di-
vision of WPA. The marionette
show will be presented by the
Jacksonville division of the Fed-
MRS. HALEY IS HOSTESS
TO SEWING CLUB
Mrs. Robert Haley was hostess
.o her sewing club Wednesday at
her home on Eighth street. Sew-
ing and games were enjoyed, af-
ter which the hostess served re-
freshments of frozen fruit salad,
whipped cream, cake and soft
drinks to Mesdames H. Kane, D.
and T. Jones.
TO GO WITH THE
NEW SPRING HATS!
Be sure that your coiffure
will match and accentuate
the fine details of the new
hats come to a
This famous special ,is
complete with shampoo
and wave set.
$3 to $6.50
PHONE 55 Port St. Joe
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WE STOCK A FULL LINE OF
for the Working Man at Reasonable Prices
Standard Work. Shirts that
provide roomy comfort
Owens & Murdock
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
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The Mathodlist Missionary So-
ciety met for a regular business
session at the church Monday
with 18 members in attendance.
Plans were completed at this
ti-'a for the supper 0o be held in
the clubhouse on Marcih 19. Funds
derived from the supper will go
to tlhe fund for the erection of a
new parsonage. Mrs. B. H. Smith
v\ c inmtaQl atsn p.... o'
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Frhlcy.~~~ Marc-I- -9: HESARPGEFV
LOTTIE MOON GIRLS IN
MEETING AT CHURCH
The Lottia Moon. Girls' Auxili-
ary of the Baptist W. M. S. met
.t th' church last Friday after-
noon and rendered their Annie VW.
Armstrong veck of prayer for
hon-e missions program. Mrs. E.
C. Cason was in charge, and the
following program was enjoyed:
A poem, "I'll Do What I Can,"
was given by four little girls,
Isabelle Baggett, Hazel Cason,
Marilyn Rowan, and Geraldine
Parker. Song "Blow Ye Trumpets,"
followed with a prayer by Hazel
Cason. Devotional, Luke 4:16-21,
was by Carolyn Baggett. followed
in prayer by Rev. J. W. Sisemore.
Betty Jo Lane told how the Gospe:
is preached to. the poor. "My
Santa Claus Trip" was given by
Flora Mae Cason, and Dorothy
Costin gave a reading on "Heal-
ing the Broken-hearted," followed
with prayer by Mrs. Cason. A
story, "A New Creature In Christ
Jesus," was given by Virginia
Pridgeon. Mrs. Sisemore led in
prayer for the. many workers.
Recovering of sight to the blind
was given by Elizabeth Baggett.
"This Day Is the Scripture Ful-
filled," by Janell Pridgeon. fol-
lowed in prayer by-Mrs. J. O. Bag-
gett. Song, "We've a Story to
Tell to the Nation" and repeating
the Lord's' Prayer closed the
Delicious refreshments of or-
angeade and cake were enjoyed.
The cake, presented by Betty Jo
Lane from the Girls' Auxiliary to
the Woman's Missionary Society
in honor of the Golden Jubilee
year, was beautifully decorated in
gold and white and inscribed
"Presented to W. M. S." Mrs.
Baggett and other members of the
missionary society thanked the
girls for the gift.
Those enjoying this meeting
were Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Sise-
more, Mesdames Lane, Owens,
Patlrrson. Oglesby, Durant, J. E.
Baggett, Martin, Cason and J. 0.
Baggett, Flora Mae Cason, Hazel
Cason, Dorothy Costin, Elizabeth
Sand Isabelle Baggqtt, Betty Jo
Lane. Virginia Pridgeon, Janel!
Pridgeon, Geerald.ine Parker and
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Registered Pharmacists. Phone 27.
WEDNESDAY CLUB MEETS
WITH MRS. CLAY LEWIS
The Wednesday Club met this
week with Mrs. E. Clay Lewis
at her home. Three tables of
bridge were arranged and after
three progressions prizes were
awarded, high going to Mrs. Co-
burn, second to Mrs. B. A. Prid-
geon, and traveler's prize to. Mrs.
Delicious strawberry shortcake
and coffee was served to the- fol-
lowing: Mesdames D. C. Mahon,
Horace Soule, Joe Gloekler, B. A.
Pridgeon, Jesse Smith, Ed Mc-
Gowen, Ross Coburn, Wimberly,
Buster Owens, Tom Owens, Ed
Romsey and Mark Tomlinson.
Revs. H. F. Beaty, D. E. Mari-
etta. and J. W. Sisemore met at
the home of the, latter. Monday
morning and spent a pleasant
hour in fellowship and discus-
sion of plans for co-operative
work. Rev. H. P. rMoney was un-
avoidably prevented from attend-
These ministers plan to meet
ncxt month on Monday, April 4,
at 10 '. m.
Miss Barbara Weston of New
York and Robert Davis of Port
St. Joe were married in Wewa-
hitchka January 23, Judge Alton
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Watson
spent the week-end in New Or-
leans with their daughter, Miss
Dorothy, who is a student at the
Sophie Newcomb College.
CONSID ER YOUR
LOAF OF BREAD
BEFORE A LOAF OF BREAD
REACHES YOU, 54 TAXES
HAVE BEEN ATTACHED
You may feel that because you
are not paying taxes directly into
the hand of Tax Collector Ed C.
Pridgeon that the tax burden does
not concern you. But this is a
mistaken conception. You pay in-
direct or hidden taxes on nearly
everything you buy. This comes
about because of the great variety
of taxes levied on land and on
instruments of production and
Let us consider the staff of life
You go into Thompson's bakery
or buy a loaf of bread in one of
the local stores. When you do so
y.ou pay 54 taxes.
Among these taxes are six paid
by the farmer, including a real
estate tax, sales tax on ma-
chinery, personal property tax on
machinery and truck, auto truck
license and state and federal in-
Next the grain e-evator, where
the farmer sells his grain, also
pays six taxes, including real es-
tate, occupation, capital stock,
state franchise and state and fed-
eral income taxes.
The railroad, which transports
the grain to the flour mill, pays
11 taxes, among them being real
estate taxes levies by school dis-
trict, city, county and state; per-
sonal property taxes levied by
the same four taxing jurisdic-
tions; state franchise tax, and
state and federal income taxes.
The flour mill pays six taxes-
real estate, personal property,
capital stock, franchise and state
and federal income taxes. The
flour trucker pays seven taxes,
including real estate, personal
property, occupation license, fran-
chise. motor license and state and
federal income taxes. The bread
wrapper manufacturer pays the
same number and kinds of taxes
as does the trucker.
And, finally, the bakery pays 11
taxes, including real estate, and
persona; property taxes, occupa-
tion and franchise taxes, elec-
tricity and gas or coke taxes, mo-
tor license and gasoline taxes.
and state and, federal income
It is estimated that these hid-
den taxes increase the cost of
your bread by more than a cent
a loaf. In this connection it is of
interest to note that the price of
bread dropped, a cent a loaf after
the supreme court declared the
AAA unconstitutional, thus doing
away with the processing tax on
There are many other hidden
taxes colleotedi on every-day com-
modities purchased by the con-
sumer. For instance, when you
buy a pair of shoes from Owens
& Murdock you pay 126 hidden
taxes. If you get a new pair of
overalls from Costin's you pay on
the line 148 hidden taxes. When
a woman gets a new dress from
Schneider's she pays 125 differ-
ent taxes, and when a farmer
come-s in to the Gulf Hardware
store to secure material for the
erection of a new fence, he pays
And those are the taxes you are
paying now. At the present rate
of governmental spending these
will be hiked sky-high within the
next five years unless the tax-
payers do something about it.
GARY-LOCKHART D UG CO.
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Mrs. Charles Brown and chil-
dren, Maxie, Jim anG Lenora, of
Apalachicola are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Max Kilbo::.n
B. W. Eells, Jr., was a business
visitor Monday in; Blourtstown.
Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and fourth
Tu'esdnys of each month in the
MIasonic hall, over postoffice. Visi-
tors who are members are cor-
dially invited to be present.
i D. STUART GILLIS IS
C. F. Beard Dies STUART GILLN IS CITY
VISITOR IN THIS CITY
f Fn D. Stuart Gillis, president'of the
Of Pnleu o ia 'state senate and candidate for
justice of there supreme court in
group one, was a visitor in Port
Services Held Wednesday With St. Joe yesterday. He was in tow
Interment Near of Senator J. L. Sharit, who was
Crestview introducing him to the voters in
t j interest of his campaign for
Amii ciall Leion viet Lfi.rsL C. F. Beard, 40, a resident of
Monday in month at club house. Gulf county for the past twelve
Legion Auxiliary Meets first years, passe away Tesday of
Monday in month at club house. pneumonia at his home in Niles.
Woman's Club meeting First Funeral services were held
and third Wednesdays, 4 p. m.; Wednesday, in charge of the Ma-
Port Inn parlor, sonic order, with interment near
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
GAC plOK LiR of Mga Cne. Mr. Beard was born near Elba,
Complete Line of Magazines.
-- Ala.. in 1890, coming to Gulf coun-
VIRGINIA MINISTER ty 12 years ago and was employed
WILL PREACH HEREby Sam Husband for the past four
Rev. John W. Rowe of Norton, 'years at Niles. He was an active
Va., will arrive next week on. a and faithful Mason and a citizen
visit to Rev. and Mrs. H. F. respected by all. He had been
Beaty. He will preach at the Wo- married three times and leaves a
nan's club building Sunday morn- large number of children and step-
ing, March 20. children to mourn his passing, in
A meeting begins at Wewa- addition to his widow. His kindly
hitchka that night and Rev. Rowe disposition made him a father to
will do the preaching. a1l the children so that the step-
-__ children learned to, love him as a
RAPID STRIDES BEING father.
MADE ON THEATER The widow and children have
The crew at work on thnewthe sympathy of the entire corn-
The crew at work on the new lv
Martin theater on Reed avenue munity in the loss of their loved
have hbeen workin- af taCn rnt* d p '
L-*e ue. wxIT attop peeva
the past week and the brickwork
is up to the second floor. Floor
joists and thr" false flooring are
in place for the balcony and work
has begun on the roof.
No date has beea set for com-
pletion of the new cinema palace,
but, as Manager Bill Turner says:
"It won't be long now!"
Save by reading the ads!
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
If It's Drugs, We Have It.
TWO GOOD YEARS AHEAD
Roger W. Babson, statistician,
who wears his white moustache
and chin whiskers a la "Buffalo
Bill," says the recession, has hit
bottom and at least two good
years are beginning. We hope
the state bencn.
Send The Star to a friend.
SPECIAL PRICES ON
MEN'S POCKET and
OUR VALUES SPELL
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
PO E SATURDAY AND MiSAY
pecaR T MAR 112A ND1
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. Specials Limited
NO. 2 CAN PURE PORK
Guaranteed RUBY ROSE
Grapefruit Juice SELF FLOU PAN SAUSAGE
for 9c ,, 40c 2 75 17 c Ib.
GREEN WHOLE GRAIN
CABBAGE RICE JLLO
2-L t IDb. 4 bs 9c 3 for 20o
R E D SOVEREIGN
Sweet Potatoes Toilet Tissue POTTEDMAT
4 lbs10c 3tfor1c 3 for 10e
PORK SUGAR AM WESTERN
NECK BONES o W PORK LIVER
Bc lb. 25c lb. 12}c Ib.
Set of Chinaware GIVEN AWAY!!
Fri--1y. Ma:-c'-, 'I, '93
PACESIX I-b STA F~sy, arc 11,193
Soviet explorers have found gold .The life of patent leather may
mines, in central As:a which were be prolonged by rubbing it oc-
worked in the Bronze Age, and casionally with glycerine applied
which would yield more gold. with a 'clean cloth.
* Any Commercial Printing
that you may require, from a
calling card to a catalogue,
can be made right here in our
plant. And we can fur-
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* You will find our printing
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"YOUR HOME-TOWN NEWSPAPER"
By JAMES PRESTON
The little business men, it
seems, are unwilling to end the
song and let only the memory
It's been a month now since the
outspoken little men of industry
trouped out on the capital stage
and awed the spectators, with
their unrehearsed performance,
but apparently they did not go
home to rest on their laurels.
Secretary of Commerce, Roper has
the evidence He is still getting
about 200 letters a day from these
"little fellows" who, during their
conference in Washington last
month, adoptl.ed resolutions par-
ticularly critical of many federal
policies, especially those dealing
with taxation' and regulation and
the "antagonistic attitude toward
To date, about 5,000 letters
have been dropped into the com-
merce department's mail box, but
apparently any analysis of the
contents is to be kept an adminis-
tration secret. Secretary Roper
recently said 1,900 of the letters
Reserve Your Copies Now
PORT ST. JOE
To Be Issued Upon the
S OPENING OF THE
ST. JOE PAPER
SIt will contain pictures of the development
of the paper mill from the beginning of con-
struction up to the present; pictures of Port
St. Joe as it was in the past and as it is to-
Sday; pictures of the leading business estab-
i- hlishments of the city with their history; ar-
=1 f ticles on old St. Joseph, the Constitutional
S. Convention held in 1838, and the Centennial
SCelebration to be held here next December
S B 7-10 In short, it will contain a his-
S- i ttory of the development of Port St. Joe.
i Copies of this issue will sell for 10 cents and
will be mailed anywhere in the United States
at no additional cost. Send in your list of -
names, together with 10 cents for each name e
Sand we will mail them out in special ] -
wrappers. DO IT NOW
Reserve your advertising space NOW and
send in your copy, as the first run will go to
press immediately, and in order to do justice
to vour advertisement -and be a credit to
both you and The Star we MUST have your
copy well in advance of publication date.
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
YOUR HOME-TOWN PAPER
had been analyzed for ths presi-
dent, but declined, to make, the an-
One significant inkling as to
what the letters reveal was seen
by many Washington correspon-
dents in Mr. Roper's only com-
ment when the analysis was sent
to the White House. He said then
that apparently the nation does
not favor any "long-tetrm plans
for control of production, either
agricultural or industrial."
The deficiency measure giving
the WPA an additional $250,000,-
000 for operations until June 30
is, worth about three million dol-
lars per word. Less than 90 words
in length, the bill is one of, the
shortest ever tossed into the con-
It came too late to' influence
the farm. bill one way or the
other, but a telegram that a doc-
tor in Iowa sent one of the Iowa
senators br ou g h t considerable
laughter in the senate cloak
rooms last week. Addressed to
Senator Gillette% it read: "Have
not read farm control law in its
entirety, but we can't help won-
dering if farmer is allotted, one
calf and his cow has twins,
whether law specifies that the of-
ficials shoot a calf, the cow, the
farmer or the bull."
After showing the telegram to
several of his colleagues, Senator
Gillett wired back: "The proper
cour'a would be to shoot the
For those who relish statistics:
A total of about 1,176,0000 words
were spoken in the 46-day fili-
buster against the anti-lynching
bill in the senate; gallery em-
ployes counted 140 hours of ac-
tual debate and 49 roll calls; and
Senator Ellender of Louisiana was
the marathon performer, speak-
ng against the bill for 40 hours,
iun.luding one stretch of six daily
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
If It's Drugs, We Have It.
INTEREST OF YOUTH
IN RURAL PROBLEMS
Florida farm people, have many
problems to solve in their efforts
to attain satisfactory social and
-conomic life. By their own ef-
forts and with the help of others
Lhey have solved many problems,
but problems are an endless
thing and satisfactory living de-
pends on how persistently and
how earnestly they strive to solve
Health, recreation, sanitation,
,nd other problems, in addition to
the many connected with cultiva-
tion and production, must be
solved for the social well-being of
the rural family. He who is quali-
fied to work on them has a great
opportunity for service to his peo-
An encouraging event along
this line was the recent Rural
Youth Leadership Conference at
lihe University ol Florida College
of Agriculture, Young men and
women from rural sections who
are attending the college of agri-
culture and the Florida State Col-
! ge for Women, gathered at the
university, in Galnesville to dis-
cuss the needs ana opportunities
.of Fhorida's farm people.
They discussed many phases of
-iural life and offered suggestions
tor improving rural conditions in
the state. Their remarks revealed
ha.t they have a clear understand-
ing of the problems that exist
now and that they must face on
graduation. While they arrived at
no set solution to some of them,
they showed promising signs of
coping with them better than
Many of these students were
former 4-H club .members who re-
-:ived the inspiration to improve
themselves and their communi-
Our Prices Are
Oldest Furniture Store in
Port St. Joe, Fla.
ties from their county and home
agents before they entered col-
lege. In college, they are continu-
,a: to receive this training-
training that will enable them to
live better and perform greater
,service than their parents who
did not receive it.
The conference revealed that
.this training is purposeful and ef-
fective. These young men and wo-
men are 'thinking about their
problems of the present and the
future. Such conferences will
serve to crystallize their ideas
and make their post-graduation
activities fruitful for Florida rural
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Registered Pharmacists. Phone 27.
Argentine railways are held re-
sponsible for accidents at level
crossings caused ~Dy failure to
lower the barriers or gates when
a train is approaching.
THE OLDEST PRESSING
CLUB IN TOWN
WE CALL FOR and DELIVER
In Rear of Parker's Barber
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Frtday, Maroh 11, 1938
Look Us Up!.
When you need any
If you want it done
PORT ST. JOE
S H. B. Whitaker
Spend the week-end in
West Florida's best fish-
BOATS-with or with-
out guide-at reasonable
rates. Hotel ac-
commodations within t(he
means of everyone.
J. 0. "JIM" SMITH
FOR BETTER HEALTH
Milk is an energy food. It is
easily digested and is grand
alone or with other foods. En.
joy the benefits of the valu-
.able vitamin content of fresh
You'll enjoy the delicious
flavor of Solomon's Milk
ALWAYS CALL FOR
We Carry the Best Lines of
WINES and BEERS
Come Out and Enjoy an
Please Use No Profanity.
W. E. LAWRENCE
Miles Out on Panama Road
Rooms for Rent
Many Long Years Ago
-Under this heading will be published a series of articles taken
from old newspapers and clippings. They will be mostly of his-
torical interest and should make an interesting scrap book.
(From The Mariposa Gazette,
September 12, 1854)
LET'S TAKE A DRINK
"Let's go and take a drink,
boys." said a well dressed young
man as the cars stopped at' a sta-
tion. And so the boys did, re-en-
tered the cars with their language
(nd persons marked by the bar-
Take a drink! The young men
were well 'dressed fools. They
have taken a step which will bring
a fearful retribution. Years hence
a thousand woes will blossom in
the footprints now made in young
life. A false light gilds the
deadly miasma which dogs their
footsteps. They see not the smok-
ing altar towards which they are
tending. A host of shadowy phan-
toms of vice anc crime are flit-
ting on before. Redhanded mur-
der laughs at their folly, and
death is in waiting at the fresh-
opened' grave. There are tears to
shed by those who at this hour
dream not of the sorrow which
these false steps shall bring upon
Take a drink! All the uncounted
tire Dead Sea fruits, which bloom
on the shore where millions have
died. The bubbles which float
upon the breaker's brim, hide the
adder's fang. The history of ages
points sadly to the maddened
hosts who have offered them-
selves. soul and body, to the de-
mon, of the cup. The bondage of
the iron galls but the limbs. That
of the dram fetters the soul.
INCREASED DISPOSITION TO
We notice an increased dispo-
sition to marry. The fact, is, the
weather is getting cold, and many
are the beds that need new "com-
The same disposition is very
apparent about here, but the fact
is, there is nothing to marry.
Comfortable are scarce-few and
far between. The -limited number
in first hands are h'ld at a high
The propriety of publishing "in-
tentions of marriage" or "en-
gagements" is discussed in a
number of journals, we have no-
ticed. We can s'ee no impropriety
host of drunkards whose graves in making public that two, a mas-
in making public that two, a mas-
in every land mark the pathway ^..*, .. ^ 1 1
d, f- in~ fpin fnllwinz the
of intemperance, took a drink.
They took drinks and died. The
drunkards of today are taking
drinks. Three ou- of four of the
murderers of the past year took a
drink. Their steps were towards
the dram shop, and then from the
scaffold out upon the fearless
waste which lies beyond. The pal-
sied wretches which totter in our
streets, all took drinks. Families
are beggared by single drinks.
Holl is peopled with them.
We involuntarily shudder when
we see young men crowding the
deeply beaten path to the dram
shop. They are all confident of
their own strength. With the
glass in hand where coils the
deadly adder, they ha, ha, about
the fools who drink themselves
to death! They boldly leap into
the tide where stronger arms
have, failed to beat back the sul-
len flow. They dance and shout
in the midst of the grinning
ghastly dead, and riot upon the
reeking fumes of the grave's foul
breath. They boast of their
strength! And yet they are but
cuIInue Iu Ilclltea.iin LnJI ow n & nlT
dictates of affection, have agreed
toa touching one thing. Our co>
umns are open to all such an-
nouncements. They shall be in-
serted conspicuously; always
above the record of the latter
ends of humanity, Marriages and
Births. Ladies or gentlemen des-
pairing to form connubial rela-
tions, shall be treated in a con-
spicuous manner. Puffs may be
had even by the meanest, upon
the payment of a suitable con-
A dashing young girl, with a
very low necked dress, asked her
country cousin at a party: "Did
you ever see such a magnificent
sight?" "Never since I was
weanedd" said Cousin Joe.
A cute Yankee in Kansas sells
liquor in a gun barrel instead of
a glass, that .he may evade the
law and make it appear, beyond
dispute, that he is selling liquor
by the barrel.
the reed in the storm. They
wither like grass under the sir- In the story of the courtship of
occo breath of the plague they a loving couple, after all had been
nourish. Another day, and the arranged- and fixed up, the narra-
story of their lives is told by a tor says: "Here their lips came
rude, stoneless grave in Potter's together, and the report was like
Field. pulling a horse's hoof out of the
DON'T TAKE A DRINK! Shun mire."
TESTS OF ACTS
SIMILAR LAWS FOUGHT WHEN
BUFORD WAS ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF STATE
Tallahassee, March 10 (FNS)-
The ,numerous contests testing
the validity of acts of the legisla-
ture diverting gas tax funds, acts
relating to the pay of county of-
ficials and actions involving bond
issues which have deluged the
state supreme court during the
past year, have occupied much of
the public's attention.
The questions raised by these
classes of court actions are often
intricate and involved. But con-
trary to the general impression
created by the prominence the re-
cent actions attained, such actions
are not new in the history of
The first gasoline tax law of
Florida was thoroughly tested in
court back during the time Jus-
tice Riveis Buford of the supreme
court was attorney general of
Florida. During the same period
statutes limiting the amount of
fees which county officers could
retain as their compensation for
services and acts: authorizing bond
issues by the Everglades drainage
district were also tested in the
The reputation which Justice
Buford earned' in lne handling of
this litigation as attorney general
prompted Governor John W. Mar-
tin to appoint him to the su-
preme court in 1925. He, was
elected to the court in 1927 and
was re-elected again in 1933. He
has written more than one-third
of all opinions published by the
court during his tenure of office.
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Prescriptions Carefully Com-
pounded. Phone 27.
GETTING IN LINE
A group of Chickasaw Indians
want to become wards of the gov-
ernment again. Just like the pale-
faces.-Punta Gorda Herald.
LIiTLES SERVICE STATION
Port St. Joe, Florida
LET US DO YOUR-
WASHING POLISHING LUBRICATION
Gulf Products Firestone Tires and Tubes
AND BILLIARD PARLOR
We Carry the Finest Brands of
BEER, WINES and WHISKEY
All at the Lowest Price
Cal On Us When the Party Goes Dry
J. L., KERR
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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Repairing -JE WEL R Y
A Specialty -DIAMONDS
ST. JOE BAR
FINE LIQUORS OF ALL SORTS
BEER WINES ALE
Drop In Where Friends Gather
Your Government Is Urging You To Own Your Own
Home Through the FHA Finance Plan
LET US SOLVE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS
We Build Anything
H. H. TAYLOR
BW Our Work Speaks for Itself
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Port St. Joe
6-ROOM BUNGALOW ................$14 Month
3-ROOM COTTAGE $11 Month
Wired and Inside Toilet
5-ROOM HOUSE, with good garden
spot and city water ................$14 Month
3-ROOM COTTAGE with pump wa-
ter $ 6 Month
Other Selections Not Listed
ALL IN CITY LIMITS OF APALACHICOLA
M. BRASH, Prop.
IN PORT ST. JOE
Dave Sholtz, opposing Claude
Pepper for the United States sen-
ate, spoke in this city Saturday
afternoon before a fairly large
He pointed out what he had
done for Gulf county during his
term as governor and urged
closer co-ooperation, between citi-
zens of the entire, state.
Sholtz pledged legislation to
asist elderly persons and averred
that he would work strenuously
for repeal of that section of the
social security law which forces
them to give a lien on their
property before receiving old age
Friday., March 11, 1938
GOOD WILL AMBASSADORS
Ten girls will be chosen, by the
Mardi Gras at Winter Haven on
March 18 as "Ambassadors. of
Good Will," to carry the story of
Florida's charm to several foreign
lands and various parts of the
There's No Waiting In
You're next for better service,
Expert attention without
waste of time!
PAGE~ EiH H TRFtIMrh1,13
Of Disposal Plant
Wil! Be Open To the Public All
D.iy Sunday To Show People
Its Inner Workings
Ci:y Inspeclor Pat O'Day an-
nounces that the city's new sew-
age disposal plant near the pogie
plant, will be open for inspection
by the public all day Sunday in
order that residents of the com-
rI-inity may see how the sewage
is taken care of in a modern and
Mr. O'Day will be at the plant
all day Sunday and will guide
visitors through it, explaining the
inner workings of tre plant.
JUST A REMINDER
In case our readers are not
yet fully acquainted with the
new names recently given to
the city's avenues, we reprint
A motorist stopped at a village
tea-house, where h'e was supplied
with some very hard and ancient
cakes. He glanced at the menu
and seoit for the manageress.
"I see from your bill-of-fare," he
said mildly, "that your cakes are
a:l home-baked, and that you sup-
ply socials and clubs."
"That's right, sir," said the man-
"Well," said the customer, "just
lend me one of your clubs, will
TO SPEAK MONDAY
Senator Claude Pepper, who
is scheduled to speak in Port
St. Joe Monday afternoon.
Fuel Oil For Mill
Second Ship Of Any Size To Tie
Up At Port St. Joe's
The second vessel of any size to
put, in at the new Port St. Joe
dock was the "Gulf Gem," 450-
foot tanker, which tied up at 2:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon and
discharged 30,000 barrels of fuel
oil for the St. Joe Paper Company
The Gulf Gem left this. morning
about 6 o'clock for Tampa, her
next port of call.
Pilot J. W. Maddox brought the
Mr. Kapps of Okechobee arrived
in the city this week and will
move his:family herd in the near
DID YOU KNOW .
That Benjamin Franklin said: "Our Constitu- "
tion is in actual operation; everything appears
to promise that it will last; but in this world
nothing is certain but death and taxes"? ,
Did you know he was the first printer in Phil- "
adelphia the leading philosopher,
scientist, statesman, journalist and inventor of
Plus all his genius, he had the foresight to
look ahead of his time and see what might
happen to the Constitution in years to come.
It has ever been the policy of this bank to
endeavor to look ahead and plan for the fu-
ture needs of Gulf County. We strive to an-
ticipate the needs of our customers and to
serve Gulf County so that it becomes a con-
stantly better, more progressive county.
Wewahitchka State Bank
"A County Landmark"
Member: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
First Reading Of
Will Prohibit Erection of Garages,
Garage Apartments. Shacks,
Etc., In Residence Section
An ordinance providing that no
garages, garage apartments, tents,
shacks, trailers or camp cars shall
:o placed or erected on any lot in
the residential section for use as
livuig quarters prior to the erec-
lon of a residence, received its
Cirst reading at the meetings of
the city commissioners Tuesday
The ordinance provides for a
fine of not more than $100 nor
more than 60 days, imprisonment
for such violation, and each day
after notification t:at the offend-
ing building remains will be con-
sidered a separate offense, sub-
ject to 'the above fine or imprison-
The ordinance, which will take
effect immediately upon passage,
wil1 be up for its second and
third readings at the next meet-
ing of the commissioners. It
would have passed at Tuesday
night's session had Commissioner
B. A. Pridgeon been present.
C. OF C. ASKS ENFORCING
OF GARBAGE ORDINANCE
(Continued from page 1)
All offenders not abiding by
such regulations snou:di be fined,
said fine to be paid direct to the
city, with no fee being deducted.
Inspection to be tne duty of the
We make these recommenda-
tions from a constructive point of
view. As things now stand, we
have trash thrown out back doors
and scattered over the town by
the wind and dogs.
When Mr. Soule had finished
endingg these .recommendations
and made some explanatory re-
'xarks, Mayor J. L. Sharit said:
"The city has passed ordinances
to take care of all these things,
including sewer connections, and
Chief of Police Jones has notified
these places numerous times in
regard to the disposal of refuse.
However, as you have stated,
something' should be done about
the matter-and something will
be done about it."
It was suggested by Commis-
sioner B. W. Eells, Sr., that all
garbage be placed in covered gar-
bage cans, and that papers and
trash be placed in a box or bar-
rel so that the city garbage col-
lector would not have to stop and
rake it up, and that this be re-
quired of all business establish-
ments in the city.
Chief of Police Troy Jones was
instructed by the commissioners
to see that the alleys be kept
clean and to notify all present of-
fenders that if their premises are
not cleaned up they will be
haled before the municipal judge
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GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
If It's Drugs, We Have It.
Lake county has an unusual
church-suporting plan at Emer-
alda Methodist church. One acre
of bearing orange grove has been
producing 10 to 12 boxes of fruit
per tree, netting the church an
average of $400 per year for sev-
eral years, and paying the cost of
erecting their present building.
On barnyard chores farmers
walk from 49 to 135 miles a
month. Distance varies with la-
bor-saving machinery. The aver-
age of 99 miles a month adds in
a year to 600. miles farther than
the best-equipped farmers pace.
Worst equipped farmers travel'
1,032 extra miles.
The Star is $2 per year-sub-
Help For the
SUGGESTS REGIONAL INDUS-
TRIAL BANKS TO FINANCE
THE "LITTLE FELLOWS"
Senator Claude .Pepp'er of Flor-
ida appeared before a senate
banking subcommittee in Wash-
ington Monday with a proposal for
federal aid to establish regional
industrial banks to make loans to
small businesses up to $100,000.
Loans would be either long or
short term and the banks also
could invest in long term securi-
'Senator Townsend (R. Del.) de-
scribing himself as president of a
"small country bank," declared it
was filled with cash but had few
applications for loans. He ques-
tioned the. need for additional
Pepper replied that there was
an "imperative need for wider
credit, facilities." He told Town-
send: that perhaps his bank had
few loan applications because
most people believed that they
could get little credit at banks.
He said long-term lending was
supposed, to be handled by the
private investment bankers, but
they "are not interested in the
little fellow ever."
"One of the great vices of this
system," Pepper said, "is that it
puts the capital market of the
country under the domination of
the little clique of investment
bankers headed by the Morgan
2;roup in New York, and they rule
this money empire of ours with
the ruthlessness of a 'European
dictator. l -
.' "In order to. get financing for
Business tht whole country treks
with its hat in its hand to this
little group in New York, and to
,et the money, of course, they
Lave to accept the terms which
Morgan a nd Company, Kuhn,
Loeb and Company and the others
of that group impose."
He added that "no part of the
country can get the necessary
capital to develop itself without
the approval of New York."
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells and
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Patton spent
Monday in Marianna.
SUCH IS ROMANCE
They were seated by the fire-
side in the stillness of the night.
The dying embers cast fitful shad-
ows over the walls. A so:t-voiced
crooner was sir.ging "Love Me and
the World Is Mine." H-Ie slipped an
arnm aLout her waist. Her head
I'~an d over on his shoulder. Lips
w-ere. inviting. He :ooxed into a
pair of soft brown eyes and mur-
mured: "How about a game of
It pays to advertise-try it!
Boston screw-tail; comes by name
of. "Trouble." Reward offered.
Call The. Star. 1*
Furnished apartment. All conveni-
ences; private bath, hot and
cold water. Apply Mrs. E. M.
Spear, 73 Avenue E, Apalachi-
cola, Fla. 1*
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Complete Line of Magazines.
Furnished apartment, hot water;
garage. Mrs. Fred Sawyer.1 219
Avenue E, Apalachicola. 3-11*
Desk Space For Rent
I have rented the building on
Reed Avenue, next Costin's De-
partment Store, known as the
"Labor Temple," and have 3
10-foot desk spaces to rent.
2t H. B. WHITAKER.
Sevreal sizes to select from.
E. M. SPEAR
Standard Oil Station
OF ALL KINDS
-<_ Try Our Steaks }i*.-
PORT ST. JOE, FLA
SWe Stock a
COMPLETE LINE OF
^^ TACKLE .
PFLEUGER REELS $5.00 AND $6.00
A large variety of Rods at prices you can
afford to pay
Casting Lines Bream Lines
Plugs and Hooks of All Kinds
S LET US SHOW YOU
SPECIAL SALE ON ELECTRIC $198
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Fr'd.-y, March 11, 1938