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Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont 'Paper Mill-Floria'~ fast-
elt growing little city. 'In
the heart of the pine belt.,
The Star-Floridat fastest grpw.
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuirding 'f
the City of Port St. Joe.
ELP US CELEBRATE OUR 100TH ANNIVERSARY-1938
VOLUME I PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY. MARCH 18, 1938 NUMBER 22
Paper Mill Near Completion
.... .. 1
GENERAL VIEW OF ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY MILL FROM ST.- JOSEPHS BA
CENERAL- vI1 OF~ sT O AE OMAYML iMST OEHS]i
Mrs. duPont Views
.S'own Through Paper Mill and
Looks Over Other Develop-
Mrs. Alfred I. iduPont, wife of
the late Alfred I. duPont who en-
visioned a vast industrial empire
for West Florida with Port St.
Joe as the hub, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Edwards, Mr.
O'Dare and' Reginald Hyde-Cooper
and son, all of Jacksonville, ar-
rived in Port St. Joe Tuesday
to view the duPont-Meade paper
mill and other developments be-
ing undertaken here.
The party, under the guidance
of G. Pierce Wood. made a
complete tour of the 'entire sec-
tion, including the paper mill.
The- party returned yesterday
evening to Jacksonville.
Only Candidate To Date Announc-
ing For Office In Fifth
C. Arthur Lupton of this city
makes his announcement in this
issue of The Star as a candidate
for the office of county commis-'
sioner of Gulf county from the
Fifth district, subject to the will
of the voters at the Democratic
primaries. As yet Mr. Lupton is
the only candidate to announce in
Mr. Lupton, who is well known
to all, states that if elected he
will discharge the duties of office
to the best of his ability and for
the betterment of Gulf county.
E. W. MARLER OF SAN BLAS
LIGHT DISCOVERED BY TOT
SLASHED AND STABBED
E. W. Marler, assistant light-
house, keeper ,of the San Bias
light, was found dead in his work
shop Wednesday at noon by one
of his small daughters.
As was his custom, after caring
for the light in the mornings, he
went to his work shop in back of
his home about 10 o'clock. At
noon, when he did. not come in for
dinner, his wifesent :one of their
little girls out for him. She re-
turned and said that her daddy
was. hurt and to go to him.
Mrs. Marler went out and dis-
covered him in a pool of blood,
with 13 stab wounds around the
heart, one in the throat and one
hand nearly severed from the
arm. Nearby were lying a knife
and a hatchet.
The theory was advanced at
first that Marler had taken his
own life. but after viewing the
body Sheriff B. E. Parker doubted
that a man could inflict so many
and such deep wounds on his per-
son. He carefully wrapped up the
knife and hatchet and took them
to Wewahitchka with him, where
they will be tested for finger-
At the coroner's inquest held
Wednesday no verdict was ren-
dered as to whether Marler's
'death was suicide or murder. A
permit was secured by relatives
to remove the body to Alabama
Mr. Marler, who was 39 years
of age, came to the San Blas
light several years ago. He is sur-
Pepper Ill: To
Chest Cold Confines Senator To
Hotel In Marianna; Make Up
Due to a severe chest cold and
a raw throat, contracted Saturday
evening, Senator Claude PeBper
was compelled to cancel his speak-
ing engagement here Monday af-
ternoon. He was also to have ap-
peared in MilIville, Wewahitchka,
Bristol, Blounfstown and Panama
City. 'He continued his schedule
t'he six speaking dates missed
will be made up at a later date,
Senator Pepper said. Announce-
ment as to dates and time will be
made through The Star.
Reports reaching Port St. Joe
from the territory covered by
'Pepper last week are very favor-
Trial Date Is Set
BAY COUNTY JUDGE TO PRE.
SIDE TUESDAY AT WE.
The case of William Higgs, 30,
charged with the armed robbery
of E. 'O. Harlow. member of the
Harlow & Miller Coonstruction
company of this city, at Beacon
Hill on Thursdays night, March 3,
will be heard in circuit court at
Wewahitchka next Tuesday. Pre-
siding judge will be Judge Ira A.
Hutchison of 'Panama City.
According to Mr. Harlow, he
(Continued on page 8)
vived by his widow and four chil-
Test of Machinery
Is Now Underway
EYES OF ENTIRE STATE ON PORT ST. JOE AS HUGE
MILL, THE SOUTH'S NEWEST AND FINEST,
PREPARES FOR OPERATION
Port St. Joe, the small backwater community that jumped
into the limelight almost overnight, is the focal point of all
eyes as final preparations proceed for opening of the huge
St. Joe Paper Company mill established here by Almours Se-
curities, Inc., and the Meade Corporation as one of the units
of the long-time plan of the late Alfred I. DuPont for the
*rehabilitation and the eco-
ST.' JOE CAGERS F anomic development of, West
ST. JOE CAR Florida.
Tests of the barker, which re-
TAKE C UP IN moves bark and dirt and washes
TAIr CU the logs before chipping, and the
T ltNAMAENT dnychipping machine were made
T1U R A IWednesday.
DEFEAT ARMY TEAM IN FINAL
GO OF PANAMA CITY
The St. J o e Papermakers'
quintet defeated tne Army team
from Fort Barrancas in Panama
City last Saturday night to cap-
ture the A. L. Hardy trophy in
Preparations were being made
yesterday to test the cooking
vats, which reduce the chips to
pulp; the digesters and the "jor-
dans," which reduce the pulp to
a liner consistency after leaving
No specific date has been set
for official opening of the mill
for production, but it is hoped to
the first annual Gulf Coast chanm- be on or before April 1.
pionship basketball tournament
at the Bay high school gym.
The local team moved into the
finals by a 26 to 24 victory over
the Panama City Athletic club
and then went on to win from the
Army by a 38 to 33 score. In the
other semi-final game the soldiers
defeated the Holmes County All-
Stars 40 to 32. The Papermakers
downed the Blountstown team 37
to 28 Friday night.
The Hardy trophy, donated by
(Continued on page 8)
* Meantime, Port St. Joe wears
an air of expectancy, and faces of
business men are wreathed in
smiles as they look forward to
opening of the mill and the con-
sequent expected increase in busi-
Inquiries are received daily by
The Star in regard to. opening of
the paper mill, possibilities of se-
curing locations for business es-
tablishments of all characters and
the outlook here for the working
(Continued on page S)
PG TW TE TA
W. S. S.MITH, Editor and Publisher
.Issued every Friday at Port- St..Joe, Florida,
from 'The Star Building
SEntered 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.
SThe spoken, word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly: convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the p'rinitd word :remaifis. .
j: :":!. i .
means of rendering these services. They all
require money, and the city has no source of
-income other than from the waterworks and
the taxpayers, who are, in a very real sense,
the city. The city is merely a term for the
association formed by the people themselves
for the purpose of securing and enjoying the
benefits to be had by pooling their resources
and energies. If one fails to carry his bur-
den for any reason, the load of each other
one is made a bit heavier. If half of the
people cannot or will not assume their share
of the load, the burden of the other half is
S"More-'power -to the mayor and city cornm-
missioners of Fort Myers:. i. their experi-
ment is 'a success, it will set a precedent that
well .may be followed- by cities all over -the
FORT MYERS SETS AN EXAMPLE
i-In- our opiniion, Fort My.ersis 'way ahead
iof. the rest of the world in one thing, and
that is discontinuance of city services to
-property owners who have failed to pay
These individuals and concerns have had
their water and sewer service disconnected,
the fire department has been ordered to an-
swer an alarm from their premises but only
protect adjoining buildings, the police de-
p:i tm1ient. in case of burglary, will "tryto
catch the -thief" but no great effort would
be expended, and garbage removal has been
discontinued with the city sanitary officer
instructed to make arrests for the slightest
violation of health ordinances,
This is one way, and a good one, to force
delinquent taxpayers to come across, for
they should hot be entitled to services that
are being paid for by others while they re-
fuse to shoulder their part of the burden.
Probably--back of.-he, attitude' assumed .by
these delinquents is the idea il :it the city
can and will continue to perform its various
functions even if taxes are' not paid. To a
certain extent this is true, but it could not
continue indefinitely. Eventually the city
would *be -forced to discontinue all public
:services. for lack of funds to carry on.
Let us imagine that such a condition'arose
in Port 'St. Joe. The question that would
confront our.'city officials would be to de-
cide which of the services to.discontinue first.
SProbably the first, service to be discon-
tinued, if worst came to worst, would.be the
cleaning of streets. That could be dispensed
with, but in a couple of weeks the town
would become mighty unattractive. After
that, garbage removal would probably come
next, for this is a service each household
could perform for itself. It would be a
mighty unpleasant task to many-and ex-
tremely unpleasant to those who had failed
to pay their taxes for such services,
Street lighting could be cut down to a few
hours a night, and eventually discontinued
altogether, but this would prove very annoy-
ing to everybody and result in many acci-
dents and an increase in various forms of.
The next logical economy would. be- dis-
missal of all day police and eventually the
night force could be dispensed with. Stich
action, without doubt, would be followed by
an epidemic of breaking and entering, sneak
thievery and every other form of depreda-
tion usually performed under cover of dark-
Probably the last service to be discon-
tinued would be that rendered by the fire
and water departments. In addition to the
inconvenience of having to depend on cis-
terns and tanks, the few remaining citizens
left in Port St. Joe would awake one gloomy
morning soon after the fire and water de-
partments were closed, to find that their fire
insurance had been cancelled or that the rate
had been doubled or trebled.
.Nothing so dire may ever occur. in Port
St. 'Joe or Fort Myers, but the point is .that
is exactly what would happen if we all'failed
to p:'. pur taxes, for the city .has no magic
COMING BACK TO EARTH
We: were thinking the other day about
things in retrospection. Woindering what has
become of the old-style citizen who, if he
promised to bring you a load of corn on a'
certain Statlrday evening you would not be
disappointed if you walked out' to the front
gate along about 2 o'clock and looked down
the lane, for you'd see him coming: with'th&
In those days a man's word was as good
as his bond. ,'In fact they didn't even bother
about taking notes for cash loans. The rea-
son, because if a man'should happen to be so
negligent as to fail to keep his promise, with-
out making a mighty good excuse before the
loan was due, he was ostracized in the com-
munity. In present-day slang, he was out of
luck from that time on. He was nobody.
We do not presume to suggest that we go,
back to the horse and buggy days. This
world is one"of progress. But wouldn't it be
a pretty good idea to come back down to.
earth long enough to pick up some of those .
old common sense and common honesty
traits of our foregathers?
It might not be a bad idea to pick up a
copy of the Bible, an old blue-back speller
and perhaps an old Sacred Heart song book,
while we're down there, and bring them
along with us just as reminders.
That was a good earth in many respects,
and we kinder have a hankering, now and
then, to get back down to it for a spell.-
Politicians and fanatical zealots, who turn-
their lives into unresting campaigns for their
pet project, have glibly declared, year after
year, that if only the "newspaper conspiracy"
didn't work against them, everything would
be right and proper.
Those folks could learn a lot-but they
wouldn't' believe it even then-by attending
any session where a score of newspaper ed.i-
tors get together. Man, they're worse than
citrus growers about their independent ideas
and ideals.-Leesbufg Commercial.
There's one thing we like about Truman
G. Futch, .candidate in the 'state supreme
court race: He believes that he can present
his campaign in no other manner to attain
complete efficiency except through paid
A California juAe. rules he has no jurid-
cliction over Mexican marriages. This fol-
lows the old United States principle of non-
interference in guerilla warfare.-Boston
"Knowledge is power."
some men who had so much
they were powerful bores.
To hear them tell it, the Bible is not worse
misquoted than some political speakers.
Don't spend the day in admiration of what
you did yesterday-do it better today!
Fightin' like devils for con-
Stardust. and And hatin' each other for the
love of God',.
M 0oonshint e Here is a classified advertise-
ment which appeared in the Birm-
By The Other Fellow ingliam, Ala., News which prob-
ably brought results:
tor Bill says should WIDOWER with 9 children, rang-
itor Bill says I should occas ing from 2 to 1"9 years old,
sionally say .something about the wants woman of pleasing per-
ne'ed of merchants and business sonality to take charge of house-
and profsseional men in general' hod. Can ihave- three nights off
t after the littlest kids are in bed,
to advertise, so I'm going also Sunday afternoons, with
to try'.to please him. Of free and unlimited use of new
course, I don't know much about Pontiac sedan. Am well aware
advertising, "but thethat 9 kids are a lot of -kids, but
adveting,butthen,anybody concentrate on tat Pontiac.
can run a newspaper. Here 'tis:
While the cook and his assist- Some folks like to write idly' on
ant were arguing whether the stray scraps of paper while con-
turtle was an insect or a vege- templating this or that, and such
table, the turtle turned' the cor- seems to be the. case of some
ner oft Monument avenue and person in Port St. Joe. The
headed for St. Joe' Bay So other day in the postoffice I
they had no turtle soup. chanced, to glance at some writ-
We nearly never had a United ing on the back of an envelope
States of America because the lying on the. lobby desk and .
constitutional congressmen want- coincidence of cotcidences' here
ed to settle all the little questions is what I saw:
in the universe before they STARDUST
tackled the big ones and "Sometimes I wonder why
they got to fighting, over the I.spend the lonely nite
little ones, so that the Constitu- Dreaming. of: a song-"
tion of the United States almost Whether that was the start of
ducked around the corner of Mon- a poem for this- column or some-
ument avenue. . Only by thing altogether different, I don't
know. But if the person
the good humor ani runny stories
will finish the poem I will be only
of Ben Franklin was the gang tdo glad to print i4 the
held together to save the "turtle." t glad to eelnt but, like
start is excellent,' but, like so
This insect-vegetarle tail begins many other things in life, it ap-
wagging the turtle in every group parently was too hard to finish.
of men meeting ror an important How about completing the
purpose, and' it bothers as much -.-- --- ,.. n. .-
the individual trying to think out
his own/ problem.
When you make up your large
mind that a' certain course of ac-
tion is called for, better issue a
threat of death to the buzzard
who would tear It to pieces .
and offer a prize to those who
would help you put it through.
When you decide to advertise
and some intellectual giant says:
"Omigod, how'll we pay for it?"
dash his brains out against the
wall. When Faithful John
says: "You're rignt-we'll adver-
tise; as for the copy, layout and
the wherefore-leave them to me,
Mr. Blank," turn to him and say:
"John, you've got a brain-when I
die the store is yours."
Well, here it is the seventeenth
of Ireland again or at
least it was come yesterday.
Old Dublin city there is no
Bates every city upon the say,
'Tis there you'd hear O'Con-
And Lady Morgan making' tay.
For 'tis the capital of the fin-
With charming' pisintry upon a
verse an' U malinglllll IL LU
THE OTHER FELLOW.
Youth: "Could you give me a
Store Manager: "But aren't you
the fellow I saw trying to kiss my
daughter last night?"
"Er-yes, sir, but I didn't."
,"Well, young man, I don't want
any failures in my store. Good
day! "-Montreal 'Star.
A lawyer had been retained by
,a farmer to brink action against.
an auto owner who had killed six
hogs while speeding through a:
flock of them. He turned to the
judge and said:
"Just think of it! Six hogs.
Half as many as are in the jury
Horace: "'Stoo bad Clarence
and Gladys are not good enough
for each other."
George: "How come?"
Horace: "Nothing, only I have
been talking to both their tam
Friday,~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mac 18 98'T-ESTRPGETR
Williston Editor Visitor In
Interest of Futch's Campaign
L. E. Vause, editor of the Willis-
ton Sun, was a visitor in Port St.
Joe Monday in the interest of the
candidacy of Truman G. Futch
for justice of the supreme court.
Mr. Vause stated that the prepon-
derance of opinion in Northwest
Florida seems to favor Mr.
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Paid, Political Advertising
For County Commissioner
I hereby announce my candi-
dacy for the office of County Com-
missioner, District 5, Gulf County,
subject to the Democratic Pri-
If elected I promise to discharge
the duties of office to the best of
my ability and for the betterment
of Gulf County.
Your vote, and support will be
C. ARTHUR LUPTON.
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 tb- May p*rinaries.
As your State Attorney. I have
handled the bui.i.snes 'ot tlhe office
promptly, fairly. courtr=ously and
to the best of myi ability. If re-
elected, I will continue.::t do so.
Your vote and siipport 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 andsup-
port will be greatly appreciated.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
JOHN C. WYNN
He wi Atll
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
Iattemocri PrA Baq,'/93?
1i.e,,ry-hre Acriwo'Ye~tSIn b i fne~c lIh~
C~n.,,t Pra'5,ce o~ La,
STAMP CHANGES Bulletin Issued By
AIMED AT G 0 P Secretary State On
BARTON WAILS Candidates, Voting
ASSERTS FARLEY SCHEMES TO
PUSH G.O.P. PRESIDENTS
Postmaster General Farley has
announced, a new presidential
stamp issue and politicians of the
Republican faith are all steamed
up over it.
The issue will appear in de-
nominations arranged in the or-
der of presidential terms. Benja-
min Franklin, first postmaster
general, and Martha Washington
to be the only non-presidents on
The series will have Thomas
Jefferson's 'face on the three cent
stamp, at one time graced by
Abraham Lincoln and currently
by George Washington. The Fa-
ther of the Country may be seen
on the one cent, or postcard
variety of stamp, while the Great
Emancipator has, been boosted up-
stairs to the 15-cent class.
Andrew Jackson's stern visage
will circulate more cheaply among
modern Americans. It will cost
only four instead of six cents to
look at him.
This proposed issue sticks in
the craw of Representative Bruce
Barton, Republican of New York.
He cails' it a Fariey Democratic
"Every Republican president is
pushed into a spot where he will
be seen, by .as Hew people, as pos-
sible," Barton salad.
He bewaired the fact that Re-
publican President McKinley, now
offered at seven cents a look, will
be shoved into th' 30-cent class
by Martin Van Buren, "who was
only a Charlie McCarthy for An-
He snorted over the, inability
of goqol' Republicans to "keep
cool with' Coolidge" without pay-
ing five dollars.
Asked for an opinion' on the
new issue, Harry B. Mason, well-
known stamp collector of Wash-
ington, said,: "It certainly puts
some of the. Republicans in a most
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Registered Phaimacists. Phone 27.
VALUE OF THE LOCAL PAPER
Of what value is a newspaper
to its community?
A newspaper can't build a
town; it can't make a good one
out of a bad one; it can't make
a town grow. It can't bring fac-
tories; it can't improve schools;
it can't rebuild churches and en-
large the congregations. It can't
defeat bad candidates for office
and it. can't elect good ones-at
least not very often.
But a newspaper can encour-
age people. A newspaper can be
the eyes and the voice of the
community. It can watch the
trend of affairs; -it, can note the
important things other communi-
earliest date statements can be
filed, and April 7 is the latest.
ties are doing; it can Keep the county candidates must rfle ex-
people posted, and then it can pease statements with the clerk
lead the way. of the circuit court not more than
A newspaper published by a 30 days and 'not less than 25 days
successful man or woman can previous to the first primary.. Not
point the way, it can show how earlier than 'April 3 and not
things can be accomplished, it can later than April 7.
'create a wholesome atmosphere Second itemized campaign ex-
in which people .can realize the pense statements must not be
beauties and joy of life,:and then filed more than 12 days nor less
progress is madie than 8 days prior to first primary.
Can any other institution ren- Not earlier than April 21 and not
der greater service to humanity? later than April 24.
-Cape Girardeau Southeast Mis- Third itemized campaign ex-
sourian. pense statements must be filed
---- not earlier than May 25 and not
The Austrians entered Belgrade later than June 3.
Serbia's capital, on December 2, Gulf County Filing Fees
1914, after shelling the city four The Gulf county Democratic
months. Aided by British armed executive coinmitee has fixed the
launches, the Serbians reoccupied, following fees, which is three: per
Belgrade 11 days. later. The city's cent of the first year's' salary,
final'fa;l occurred Oct. 9' 191t. for candidate s. for the following
offices: 1 Plants can be made to grow
Representative, i0.80.; county bigger, producing a larger seed
judge, $45; 'county commissioner, yield,.; by- "stuffing" them with
$1:5; 'member. school board, $6. carbon dioxide, which they use in
,The Gulf county commissioners making food.
assessed similar fees to the above .
for each office. Save by reading the ads!
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Prescriptions Carefully Com-
pounded. Phone 27.
It pays to advertise-try it!
It pays to advertise--try it!
Send For FREE Booklet.
OTTO CISKY, Leesburg., Fla.;
GIVE REQUIREMENTS IN RE-
GARD TO CANDIDATES,
With, primary election date ap-
proaching, interest in candidates
and issues continues to ,moult,
and' for the information of every-
one interested, Secretary of Slate
R. A. Gray has issued the fnllow-
ing bulletin, which. contains all
requirements of law concerning
the Democratic primary elections:
Polls open at 8 a. m. and close
Date of First Primary --'ir'st
Tuesday after the first Mondaly
in May, which date is May 3.
Date of Second Primary -
Fourth Tuesday after the first
Monday in' May, which date is
'District registration books 'open
from first Monday: in` March,
which is March 7, and close at
midnight April 4.
Hours these books are to be
kept open are from 9 a. m. to 12
m., and from 2 to 5 p. m. each
week day, and one night each
week until 9 p.m. at some conveni-
ent place in each election: district.
General c o u n y registration
'books. open "between the first
Monday in April (April 4) and
May 1," the books are: to be kept
open beginning April 5, through
and including April 30.
Hours these books are to be
kept open are from 9 a. n. to 12
m., and from 2 to 5 p. m. at the
office of the supervisor of regis-
tration (Sundays excepted).
No Poll Tax Required
Payment of poll tax not re-
quired as a pre-requisite to voting
(Chapter 18061, Acts of 1937).
Oath and filing fee of candi-
dates for state office (justice of
the supreme court excepted)
must be filed not less than thirty
clear days before the first pri-
mary with the secretary of state.
Latest date state candidates. (su-
preme court excepted) can file
oath and pay filing fee is April 2.
Oath and filing ree of candi-
dates for justice of the supreme
court, filed not later than Febru-
ary 1, previous to first primary,
and committee assessment paid
not later than March 31 follow-
Oath and filing fee of candi-
dates for county offices must be
filed not less than 25 days before
the first primary with the clerk
of the circuit court. Latest date
county candidate can file oath and
pay filing fee is April 7.
SFirst itemized campaign ex-
pense statements for candidates
for national or state offices must
be filed with the .secretary of
state not more" than 30 days nor
less than 25 days prior to the
first primary. April 3 is the
Gulf Hardware Co.
Ritz Theater Building
PORT ST. JOE PANAMA CITY
SOUTHERN LIQUID GAS COMPANY
YOUR GAS COMPANY SINCE 1932 .
In five years
he'll own his '
He's Saving for the Future
This cheery young chap is an example of
what "to save and advance" stands for. At
twelve he -was- delivering groceries, during
high school he worked after school and on
Saturday, when he graduated he became the
boss' best selling clerk. During all. these
steps of advancement he has saved to reach
his goal to own his own store!
Tn five more years he WILL own his own
store but will YOU have reached
your goal? Will you have the home you've
been planning on, or whatever else you've
always wanted? You most likely will if
you've saved a certain amount each week or '
month. However if you haven't sav;d, -it's
Never too late to start. We welcome sima~l-
or large accounts afd investments alike.
' Retire'ient Funds;'
:; Bu siness Reserves
Wew. ahitchka State Bank
"A" County Landmark"
,Meniber: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Friday, March i8' log~
NATURAL GAS SERVICE ,
Now Rea.dy For Every House In
Port St. Joe
COOK I N G WATER HEATING
REFRIGERATION HOUSE HEATING
NO EQUIPMENT TO BUY
NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED
JUST PAY FOR YOUR CAS
-. A full line of gas appliances in stock }a3-
PAGE FORTESA rdaMrh1,13
Miss Kathleen Anderson of, Mo-
bile left Wednesday after spend-
ing several days in the city, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ander-
Claude Steele spent the week-
end in Atmore, Ala., with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Steele.
Mrs. M. Burton, Mrs. T. A
Yancy and her guest, Miss Gladys
Tew of New York, were guest!
last Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. H
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneidei
and children spent Sunday ii
Panama City with relatives.
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WHERE BUSINESS IS BRISK YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND
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LIMA BEANS, 2 Ibs ....15c
POTTED MEAT, 6 for 25c I 4 rm,
Cranberry Sauce, can....10c 'L
FIELD CORN, 3 cans 25c CAKE TAGON TOILET
COOKING OIL, gal. ....95c 1 H SOAP
MATCHES, 3 Ig. boxes 11 pe1. SUPER ATSUDS
Wax Lunch Paper W I- 1
Was 10c--NOW ...... *1-
Fresh Per I- P CHUCK ROAST, lb. ....16c
Yard KLUL Doz. LLu PORK LIVER, lb. ........15c
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COCOA (Leadway)- -f1r TOMATOES (Mapes) 15
I pound can u 2 No. 2 cans 15C
1i OCTAGON so
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LARD, 4 pounds...............49c
LARD, 2 pounds.....,..........25c
OLEO, Golden Brand, lb. 15c
Fresh Fla. EGGS, doz.......20c
SLICED BACON, lb. ........28c
CHEESE, lb. 22c
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Society -_ Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
A joint meeting of American
Legion Post 116 and the Legion
Auxiliary was held Tuesday night
in Wewahitchka honoring the
Ith anniversary of th'e oroganiza-
tion of the American Legion.
The ladies of the Auxiliary pre-
sented the Legion members with
a large birthday cake beautifully
embossed and lighted with 19
candles. Commander Bill Galt
cut the cake.
A short business session was
held during whicn was discussed
ways and means to raise funds;
also the advertising campaign to
be carried out soon.
Immediately following the busi-
ness session, a delightful social
hour was enjoyed and cat fish
stew, pickles and coffee served.
Members ,present from Port St.
Joe were' Mr. and. Mrs. P. Van-
Horn, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schnei-
der, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Lovett, Mes-
dames Zola Maddox, J. A. Con-
nell and. C. A. Lupton, and W. R.
Gait, Arthur Lupton and Mr. Sim-
,mons. Present f r o m Wewa-
hitchka were Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
Parker, Mr., and Mrs. John White,
Messrs. Morgan, Glenn, Brown
MRS. D. C. SMITH ENTERTAINS
WEDNESDAY SEWING CLUB
Mrs. D. C. Smith was hostess
to her sewing club Wednesday af-
ternoon at her home on Eighth
street.. Adding to the attractive-
ness of her living room was a
large vase of wisteria and other:
A delightful hour of sewing and
chatting was enjoyed, after which
refreshments of cake and hot
chocolate were served to Mes-
dames P. Farmer, W. M. Howel'
and J. S. Davis.
MRS. W. M. HOWELL
ENTERTAINS AT BRIDGE
Mrs.' W. M. Howell entertained
Tuesday afternoon at bridge at
her home on Eighth street. The
living room, where a table was
placed, for play, was attractively
decorated with spring flowers.
After bridge was enjoyed for
some time, the charming hostess
served refreshments of ice cream
and cake to Mesdames P. Farmer,
B. Bragg and, D. C. Smith.
*it VIRGINIA MINISTER TO
PREACH HERE SUNDAY
Rev. H. F. Beaty announces
that Rev. John Rowe of Nortop,
Va., will preach at the Woman's
Club building at 11 o'clock Sun-
day morning. A cordial invitation
is extended to all to attend these
Mr. and Mrs. Horace "Burgess
announce the birth of a 10-pound
girl, March 10, 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Livermore,
Jr., of Panama City announce the.
birth on March 9 of a 61/-pound
girl. She has been named Mary
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hauser an-
nounce the birth of a 7%-pound
girl at a Panama City hospital,
March 14, 1938, at 4 a. m.
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Registered Pharmacists. Phone 27.
0. M: Morton of Carrabelle
spent Sunday in the city the guest
of his mother, Mrs. P. Lovett.
Mrs. G. T. Boswell left Wed-
nesday for Mobile to visit her
sons for several days.
Mrs. Tom Gramling and little
son, Tom, Jr., of Money Bayou,
returned Tuesday from Savannah,
Ga., after a visit of several days.
Circle 2 of the Baptist Mission-
ary Society met this week with
Mrs. Groggin. After the custom-
ary opening procedure a letter
was read froi Mrs. W. C. Prid-
geon, who is in Birmingham atthe
bedside of her sister, Mrs. Shaw.
a former member. wiro is very ill,
thanking the Union here for the
flowers seiit Mrs. Shaw. Two new
members were enrolled."
Circle 1 met with Mrs. Troy
Jones, and after the opening
prayer and scripture reading, Mrs.
Holliday told: of presenting a
quilt top to Mrs. J. W. Sisemore
made by the Hosford society to
raise funds for their church. It
was decided to place free-will of-
fering boxes at two places in
town to raise funds for building
a new church. The hostess served
refreshments to those present.
Mrs. Troy Jones spent Wednes-
day in River Junction visiting
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
SStandard Work Shirts that
Provide roomy comfort
4c u49c up
Owens & Murdock
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Friday, March 18, 1938
APALACHICOLA WEDDING REVIVAL SERVICES
IS OF INTEREST HERE AT WEWAHITCHKA
A wedding of interest to many Revival services will begin in
Port St. Joe people is that of the Presbyterian church at We-
Miss Ferrell Mahon of Apalachi- wahitchka Sunday night at 7:15,
cola and Mr. Guy L. Little of this 'according to Rev. H. F. Beaty of
city, which was performed in this city. Rev. John Rowe of
Apalachicola on February 28, the Norton, Va., will conduct the serv-
Rev. Father Littleton officiating, ices. A cordial invitation is ex-
Mrs. Little lived in Port St. Joe tended the general public to at-
for several years as a girl and tend and participate.
hag many friends in the city. Mr. I
Little came to Port St. Joe several ANNOUNCES SERMON TOPICS
years ago and is now captain of Rev. J. W. Sisemore of the First
the dredge "Blackwater." Baptist church announces the fol-
lowing topics for Sunday:
This popular young couple has Sunday morning theme: "Some
many friends in both Gulf and Siritual Lessons Learned From
'Franklin counties, who will wish a Trip Through a Paper Mill."
them many years of happiness. Sunday evening theme: "What
They are now at home to their Is the Christians Hope?"
friends in Wewahitchka.
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO Sprin S
HOLD CHICKEN SUPPER New prng tyles
The ladies of the Methodist
Missionary Society will hold a '"
baked chicken supper at the club
house tomorrow night andc urge
everyone to attend. Funds raised
will be used 'by the society in '
carrying on their work.
Frdy Mac 2.13 HESA AEFV
The Methodist Missionary So-
ciety met at the church Monday
afternoon for a business meeting,
with 17 members present. The de-
votional, taken from Acts 16:9-15,
was conducted by Mrs. Lupton.
Plans were completed at this ses-
sion for the chicken supper to be
held at the club house tomor-
row evening. There will be a
Christian Social Relation program
next week at the church.
Miss Zenobie Brown of Atlanta
is the guest of her brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrsi J. L.
Mr. and. Mrs. E. L. Howell of
Gulf Hammock were the guests
Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Mrs. James Bevis was visiting
last Friday and, Saturday in
Chattahoochee and' Greensboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. Geice
of Tallahassee were visiting in
this city Sunday, guest; of Dr.
and Mrs. A. W. Jones. Mr. Geice
is employed in The state.auditing
a A *
Mr. and Mrs. Oros Miller of
Blountstoown were guests Sunday
of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Dendy and
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. .. O. Dixon and
three children of Apalachicola
were the guests Monday of .Mr.
and Mrs. Alton McKeithen.
Miss Alice Baggett left Wed-
nesday night for Chattahoochee
to attend the annual home-com-
ing of the Chattahoochee high
school. Miss Alama Baggett left
'this morning to attend the home-
GARY-LOCKHA4RT. DRUG CO.
Complete Line of Magazines.
BUILDING PERMITS' ISSUED
SThe following building permits
were. issued this week from the
city clerk's office:
Sunny State Oil company, 24x50-
foot service station on Monument
avenue, directly behind the Le-
Hardy drug store; $2500.
Harlow & Miller Construction
company, dwelling on Eighth
Florida Housing corporation,
dwelling on Hunter Circle, St.
Joseph's Addition; $3500.
YOUTH BREAKS LEG
R. H. Smith, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. McKnight, broke his
left leg just below the hip while
playing baseball at school during
the noon hour yesterday. He was
carried to a Panama City hos-
pital for treatment.
FLAG NOW FLIES DAILY
OVER THE CITY HALL
A 50-foot pipe flagpole was
erected this week in front of the
city hall and' the American flag
now proudly waies daily over the
seat of city government.
MRS. B. A. PRIDGEON IS
BRIDGE CLUB HOSTESS
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon was hostess
this week to the Wednesday Night
Bridge club. The :iving room of
the home, where two tables were
placed, was decorated with lovely
spring flowers. High prize was
presented to Mrs. J. Gloekler and
cut to Mrs. G. Gore. Refreshments
were served by the hostess.
OF ALL KINDS
-4 Try Our Steaks "-
PORT ST. JOE, FLA
Miss Lucille Williams of Chip-
ley spent Sunday in Port St. Joe
visiting Sidney Williams of the
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Christiansen
were business visitors the first of
the week in Panama City.
Mrs. Forehand of Highland
View has completed construction/
of two new houses here.
Mrs. G. J. Coggins has joined
her husband here for a while. He
is foreman of the painting crew
at the St. Joe paper mill.
RESERVE OFFICERS WILL
MEET MONDAY NIGHT
serve Officers Association, will be
Two hours' credit will be given
W. R. Galt announces that for attendance at this meeting-,
there will be a meeting at the and all officer are urged to be
city hall at 8 o'clock Monday present.
night to consider organization of _
a chapter,of the Reserve Officers C. H. Brown of Panama City
n o iu te C. H. Brown of Panama City
association, also to discuss the and Miss Mae Jones have been
organization of a group school be- added to the personnel of the
ginning in September. Gulf Hardware company.
Major J. K. Lawton, president D G
of the Florida Department, Re- GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
of the da Department, Re- Complete Line of Magazines.
Cooper's Style Shop
Just 29 Miles A Beautiful Drive
Headquarters for Nationally Advertised Lines
MEN'S POCKET and
OUR VALUES SPELL
PORT ST. JOE, FLA..
Stetson and Rothschild HATS
Old reliable Red Ball and
Wolverine WORK SHOES
EVERYTHING FOR THE ENTIRE
FAMILY-From Dad to Baby
LATEST TOPPER COATS AND SUITS FOR LADIES
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Several Numbers of Closeouts In
CURLEE SUITS Pants Serges$2.95
ME MOl WERE $30.00 29151
MEN'S BEAUTIFUL GRAY
THE HOME OF
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Si Friday and Saurday
atr a special MARCH 18 AND 19
E. BRAMHALL, Pres.
- B. E. ELLEDGE, Vice-Pres.
- G. BRAMHALL, Secretary
- 1-lb. Can
YELLOW ONIONS FRESH FLORIDA 4-STRING
3 bs. 14c EGGS 2 doz. BROOMS 19c
SMALL Pound WILSON'S Pound PURE FLORIDA Gallon THREE 5-CENT PKGS.
Pecans..8c Bulk Lard 10c Cane Syrup 55c Salt 1Oc
TWO-POUND FRESH DRESSED 4 POUNDS WHOLE GRAIN
Apple Jelly 23c HENS 25c Ib. R I C E 19c
SW IF T.'S.
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We Invite YOU To VISIT US!
'Friday, March 18-, 1938
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PAGE SIX T S Friday;-.M 18, 1
T A X DODGERS
FORT MYERS INAUGURATES
NEW METHOD FOR TAX
Fort Myers is going after the
delinquent taxpayers in a new
and novel manner..
Garbage removal has been dis-
continued and fire and police pro-
tection withheld from 48 tax de-
linquent homes and business
buildings in that city.
The city sanitary officer has
been instructed to keep a daily
watch on the affected properties
and make arrests for the slightest
violation of health crdinances.
Occupants have been notified
that unless they removed garbage
at their own expense they will be
:haled into .municipal court pre-
sided over by Mayor Dave Shap-.
ard, author of the drastic tax col-
Since the "crackdown" started,
two large property owners have
paid a total of $20,000 in back
taxes. Of the 48 properties on
the "black list," 42 are owned by
a realty corporation- owing some
$10,000 in delinquencies going
back 12 years.
The corporation was given no-
tice to settle up or have water
and sewer services disconnected
in addition to the withholding of
The fire chief notified the de-
linquents that the department
We Haul Anything- --
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.
To Be Issued Upon the
OPENING OF THE
ST. JOE PAPER
It -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-
,'clay; pictures of the leading business estab-
lishments of the city' with their history; ar-
S ', ticles on old St. Joseph, the Constitutional,
Convention held in 1838, and the Centennial
Celebration to be held here next December
7-10. In short, it will contain a his-
Story of the development of Port St. Joe.
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
Sand we will mail them out in special
wrappers. DO IT NOW !
S 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 your 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
THE ST A
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. YOUR HOME-1
would not provide' fire protection.
Equipment, he said, would answer
alarms but would be used to pre-
vent spread of the fire to adjoin-
ing buildings on which taxes have
The police department states no
orders were issued relative to
handling calls from delinquent
property owners, but the chief
'said he "imagined" if a burglar
were reported in one of the places
the police "would try to catch
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
If It's Drugs, We Have It.
Yield Tax Is Opposed
After Federal Inquiry
Yield tax laws have failed to
overcome the:" forest tax prob-
lems and have drawn opposition
by the forest taxation Inquiry
of the United States Forest Serv-
ice in its report, issued this year
by the United States Department
It is concluded that the yield
tax might have been a satisfac-
tory levy during the -era of "tim-
ber mining," but that it is wholly
inadequate for application to the
sustained-yiield, integrated-use for-
estry of the future.
Send The Star to a friend.
Send The Star to a friend.
TOWN PAPER ..
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By JAMES PRESTON
It is still pretty early for talk
of adjournment around the Capi-
tal City, but there are definite
indications already that an early
curtain is. in prospect *for this'
session of the 75th congress.
A quiet canvass has just been
made in both houses and June 1
seems to be the deadline set by
most members, with May 1 a long
shot bet and May 15 a, strong
To clear the boards-barring
any new legislative proposals
from the, administration's, leaders
-the members have only to dis-
pose of the tax and relief bills,
the big navy measure, three big
departmental appropriation bills,
the long-disputed wage-hour pro-
posal and the.rather ambitious
plan' of the administration to re-
,organize several branches of the
Behind .the desire for an early
adjournment, of course, is the
hard campaigning faced by most
of the members Defore the polls
open next November.
If necessary, many observers
belive, cofigress may let Some of
the more bitterly fought legisla-
tive proposals slide until the next
session. That would' be more ex-
pedient than losing valuable time
away from respectIve election dis-
The press gallery spectators
are telling a story about a cer-
tain southern- congressman who
has hit upon a new way of "im-
pressing" the folks back home.
He asked permission to extend
his remarks in the Congressional
Record-a privilege meaning that
his prepared speechc" could be
printed' in the record without ac-
tually being delivered. But before
sending his speech to *the printer
he carefully inserted no less than
11 notations of "applause." That
is to indicate that his' "speech"
was "interrupted" that many
times by "applause" as he "ag-
dressed" his colleagues.
There is nothing in the regula-
tions governing the conduct of
government department heads if
they wish to show their anger at
newspaper editors by sending
telegrams or letters,- But, by of-
ficial ruling of the comptroller
general's office last week, it isn't
up to the taxpayers to foot the
The ruling was made in con-
nection with a 3,676-word tele-
gram sent by a WPA official to
a newspaper editor whose paper
had castigated the WVPA on sev-
eral counts. The telegram had
been charged up to government
expense, but the comptroller gen-
eral refused to approve payment.
(It's this "watch dog" branch of
the government that the adminis-
tration seeks to abolish through
passage of the reorganization
GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Registered Pharmacists. Phone 27.
In last week's issue of The
Star the Lilius 'Jewelry Co. adver-
tisement offered' "special prices"
on Hamilton, Bulova and -Elgin
watches. This was an error, the
"special prices" line being unin-
tentionally left in the ad'fromthe
preceding issue. ,
The 34,000,000 tons of finished
steel produced in the United
States in 1936 will have an aver-
age life of 33% years,, the Anaeri-
'can. Irn, and. Steel Institute cal-
culates. Fifty years ago steel had
an average life of about 15 years.
There's No Waiting In
You're next for better service.
Expert attention without
waste of time!
THE OLDEST PRESSING
CLUB IN TOWN
WE CALL FOR and DELIVER
in Rear of Parker's Barber
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
The plant that furnishes
you ice the year 'round
ST. JOE ICE
Max Kilbourn, Prop.
From Treated Water
Our Prices Are
Oldest Furniture Store in
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Reserve Your Copies Now
PORT ST. JOE
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*;" _Friaay,;MarCA"; ALFg, 1938 : THE;TA R ,,, .
S' ugar .is'belid red. to h-ave beef EXTRAORplNARY MEMORY BLACK BASS FISHING ENDS
nSugar is believed t ero have been McTavish: "To thing, Mcn.
countries from Bengal about the M any Long ear A go ad, meeting you after 20 ears. Black bassfishingin Florda's
countome set em p." fresh water lakes and streams
'fifth century A. D. Come, set mem up.
ffth century A. D. Under this heading will be published a series of articles taken McDonald: "'Nitch, Sandy, do stopped at midnight Monday for
: *.--- from old newspapers and clippings. They will be mostly of his- d the last time?" a closed season until midnight of
Advertise that Special Sale. The torical interest and should make an interesting scrap book. mind I paid e last time
makT ________ May 20.
Star prints dodgers and circulars. English clover would grow in Some counties also have closed
(From The .Saturday Evening recollected, was prosecuted and Australia, but produced no seed seasons on other fresh water fish-
Post, February 12,' 1825) fined in one if th' courts of that until bees from Great Britain ing, such as briam and' perch.
Lo k U s U p state, sometime last summer, for were brought there for cross-fer- The general state taw is applic-
Look U P- PIRACY AND MURDER having liberated his' slaves. No utilization purposes, able only on black bass.
L yu sne UCaptain' Bacon, of Boston, at way intimidated, however, by the
When you I need aqy Beaufort, N. C., from Matanzas, opposition which he has experi- .- --""""""""""--...---
ELECTRICAL WORK which place he left on the 10th of enced in, his benevolent views STATION
If you want it done January, states that on the 7th, a from the slave holders, he has LITTLES S E STATIO
SR I- G H T sailor arrived there by the name now recommended to the legisla- Port St. Joe, Florida
of Collins, who sailed from Wis- ture of that state the entire abo- LET US DO YOUR- "
PORT ST. JOE casket,'in/.the Brig Betsey, Capt. lition of. slavery, as speedily as WASHING POLISHING LUBRICATION
ELECTRIC COMPANY Hilton. When about. 2 days out, it can be done consistently with Gulf Products Firestone Tires and Tubes
H. B. Whitaker she struck on the N. E. range of the public good, and, the rights '. : ......
Double Head Shot Keys and went and claims of the parties con-
-.to pieces. cerned.
.- All hands took to the long boat He also recommends the pass- A RDY B A.R
arid arrived at a small inlet near age of laws to ameliorate the con-
... ,Cuba:shore: While they were bar- edition of those in rlayery, and to .... AND BILLIARD PARLOR
ST.' gaining with some fishermen to .prevent kidnapping a crime
ST' JB E S carry them to Matanzas, an open which he represents as having be- W
.CABINET SHOP ." who in cold blood MURDERED come a regular trade, carried on ay e F es rains o
Rear St. Joe Shoe Shop whod in cold blood MURDERED' to a vast extent, -o the country BEER, WINES and WHISKEY
ALL the Betsey's crew, except (bordering on the lower Missis- All at the' Lowest Price
S CABINET and the'above named- Collins, who es- sippi, up the Red River, and even
SFURNITURE Makers caped to the woods, and by se- to the West Indies! Cal On Us When the Party Goes Dry
China Closets, Kitchen creating himself in trees part of
Furniture Sideboards, the time. and travelling ini the POSTSCRIPT
Chests, Porch and night arrived safe at Matanzas. My We congratulate our read- -" """- -- ------
Lawn Furnitnre The Betsey was loaded with lum- ers on being enabled to announce J L K
W ber from Wiscasset, bound' to that on Wednesday last, upon the
e Repair Furniture
S Matanzas. first ballot in the House of Rep- J L
Another account received by resentatives John Quincy Adams
Captain Nye, at Baltimore, states of Massachusetts, was elected PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
that another of the crew of the President of the United States -- WAT CHES ........
...."". .. Betsey escaped in a boat, and was from the fourth day of March CLOC KS
~ afterwards taken up by a droger, next, when the present term ex- Re irin WELRY
carried into Havana and put into pires. This intelligence reached
/' P prison; but was subsequently re- this city yesterday afternoon, in A Specialty -- DIAMONDS
leased through the interference the National Intelligencer, by ex- ------"- .
Sof Con. Porter and taken to Mat- press, and may be relied on. The ----. .. .
Sanzas. ballot stood as follows:
A letter received by the editor Mr. ADAMS received the votes X
of the Charleston Courier, dated of Thirteen States, viz.: Maine, S T OBA R
\Matanzas, January 15th, says-"I New Hampshire, Massachusetts, FINE LIQUORS-OF ALL SORTS
^ \ have nothing to communicate ex- Rhode-Island, Cbnnecticut; Ver- "'
i \ cept the report of the .capture of mont, New-York, Maryland', Ohio, iBEER WINES ALE
f .i a Piratical Boat by the boats of Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and CORDIALS RUM
H. B. M. ship Portsmouth, who Louisiana. WHISKEY
S had a few days since murdered General JACKSON received thehere Friends Gather
Sthe crew (except one man who es- votes of Seven States viz.: New- r r r r
.caped and is now here, of the Jersey, Pennsylvania, South-Caro- .; ..---. ----.- ""-"
S brig Betsey, of Wicasset, bound lina, Tennessee, Alabama, Indi-
h here-a circumstance at which ann and, Mississippi. ________
4 humanity shudders, and of which Mr. CRAWFORD received the
the American government will votes of Four States, viz.:, Dela-
SYet Solomon's .millk costs ,doubtless ,take notice." ware, Virgifida, North-Carolina and
no more than others Georgia.
no more tan. LATEST FROM CALLAO, Direct Your Government Is Urging You To Own Your Own
Let your family- Jo LATEST FROM CALLAO, Direct
se your amiy eoy The ship Providence, Captain A letter from Thomas Parker, Home Through the FHA Finance Plan
some today. Bowers, arrived at Providence on Esq., at Amsterdam, to Mr. Ban- LET US SOLVE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS
ALWAYS CALL FOR the 3rd.inst. from Callao, whence nister, of Newburyport, Mass.,
he. sailed on the 22d of October. gives the following particulars of We Build Anything
S LOM ONI' C apt. B. informs "that when he the dreadful devastation, by the
sailed, Lima and Callao were .in flood at St. Peterpburgh. It says,
TD ai1ry possession of the Royalists-but "that 5000 people were drowned TA YL
w would in all probability soon in the city, besides a number of
Products change masters. Bolivar, the Pa- prisoners that could not be re- WOur Work Speaks for Itself
'triot General, with an army of leased. A village near the city,
1, 00,,men, was int pursuit of the called EmilianacKa, was totally GENERAL CONTRACTOR Port St. Joe
-, v v v- v- v v Royalist General Canterac, whose 'destroyed, and 8000 people drown-
_. .,... force was stated to consist of ed. The militia for eight miles
G U J VIEVV only 4000 men. Bolivar, it ''s round, were employed in picking
thought, would pursue Canterac up, and burying rme dead-500
: TA V'"RN to Cusco- if the rainy season, oxen wdre drowned in the slaugh-
which was approaching, did not ter houses. The loss of sugar m m er
'prevent. The ultimate triumph of was to the amount of from four
the Patriot cause in Peru may be to five millions of dollars."
We Carry the Best Lines of considered as certain." '
S We have, however, another P. VAN PELT, DENTIST rin
S WINES aiid BEERS Panama report, by way of Charles- Grateful for past favours, begs
POR'.. ton, S. C., brought by theb schoon- leave to inform his friends and TAGS
er Endeavour 19 days from the public, that he continues to POSTERS
/ .Chagres. The Captain reports perform all operations connected DODG Any CommercialPrinting
that "the last account received at with his profession, at his old es- DODGERS Any C
Panama, stated that Bolivar was tablishment, No. 149 Chestnut St., RECEIPTS that you may require, from a
Still in possession or Lima on the opposite the Bank. of the United PLACARDS calling card to a catalogue,
22d December. Com. Hull, with States. He makes no claim to su- BOOKLETS can be made right here in our
F the frigate United States, had d- preior knowledge or excellence, PROGRAMS plant. .. .. And we can fur-
S cleared the port of Callao, .in a neither Is he in possession of en- ENVELOPES nish illustrations if necessary!
State of strict blockade, for the chanted instruments, which oper-
4 purpose of compelling the Royal- ate without the least pain nor STATEMENTS You will find our printing
Come ist General Lodell to give up- the of wonderful specifics, that in- CATALOGUES
Come Out. and Enjoy an ship Chiga, of and for New York, santly cure the most violent INVITATIONS to be high in quality the
Evening of which he had illegally seized." tooth ache-but he promises most LETTERHEADS service prompt and satisfac-
P L E A S U R E The only remark which we shall faithfully his best endeavours to WINDOW CARDS tory-and our prices reason-
offer on this report, is to request give satisfaction to all those who able.
off er BUSINESS CARDSoa
the readers' attention to dates. may honour him with their com- BUSINESS CARDS
Please Use No Profanity News, from. Lima to the 22d De- mands. ANNOUNCEMENTS "
cember, received-via Panama and p. VAN" PELT has always a
W. E.. LAWRENCE Charleston in the short space of supply of his Antiscorbutic Den-
7 Miles Out on Panama Road about forty days!! trifice, and the usual remedies
'-- for mitigating violent tooth ache,
Rooms for Rent SLAVERY IN ILLINOIS which will be applied gratuit- "YOUR HOME-TOWN NEWSPAPER"
-........... Gov. Coles, of Illinois, it will be ously.
PAGEEIGH TH STA FriayMarc 18,193
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown Mrs. Joe Whitfield of Wewa-
and children of Apalachicola have hitchka, Gulf county home d'em-
moved to this city and are may- onstration agent, -held the regular
ing their home with Mr. and Mrs. 4-H club meeting yesterday at the
Max Kilbourn. high school auditorium.
r f '*
Mrs. Horace Soule and son left Mrs. Lizzie Cooper of Apalachi-
Horace will undergo treatment, cola was a business visitor in the
Monday for Atlanta where little city yesterday.
Family a Home
In Beacon Hill
N6w prospective home owners with modest budgets
have an opportunity to own their own home at a
price well within their means .
$50 down-$25 month
WHY PAY RENT?
When you have paid rent for years, all you have to
show is a choice collection of rent receipts. ..
You can pay for a home in Beacon Hill Subdivision
for the same amount, or less, that you are now pay-
ing out in rent .
LET US SHOW YOU!
COTTAGES FOR RENT
J, S. PATRICK
BEACON HILL, FLA.
PETE'S Cash & Carry
SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY-SATURDAY-MONDAY
MARCH 18, 19 AND 21
S,- _- _R .....___*^ _. \ ____
ma FLOUR :
Every Sack Guaranteed 3 Pounds .. 570
6 Pounds .. $1.12
12-Pound Sack ....... 450
24-Pound Sack ...-.. 850 'COCOA- 15c
2 lb. box-........... .
PEANUT BUTTER KETCHUP- 1
10c size-2 for ............---..15 14 oz. bottle....-l
15c size-2 for ........--..... 25
Quart jar 23 MUSTARD- 15c
32 oz. jar..........-
SALT \ CRACKERS, lb. box......l0c
0 D A .. / 3 FOR CORN FLAKES, 2 for 15c
MATCHES........ Vienna Sausage, 2 for 15c
Potted Meat.-.... APPLE JELLY, 2lb. 23c
MACARONI .. SHORTENING
MPAACGHR i SHORTENING
2 lbs.-25 4 lbs.-49
DILL PICKLES, qt.......-15c
SWEET MIXED, qt....19c GRITS, 2 boxes ............15c
HOUSE C 0 F F E 29c
PAN SAUSAGE- Juicy, Tender 1Qc
Per Pound ..........--- BEEF ROAST, lb. ...
HAMBURGER- 25e Native Rib 1Oc
a pounds STEW BEEF, lb.......
LIVER Pd.. We Carry Only the
Per Pund --- -- CHOICEST MEATS
WOMANLESSS WEDDING" IS
HUGELY ENJOYED BY
A crowd 'that filled the high
school auditorium to overflowing
witnessed the presentation of the
"Womanless Wedding" Monday
night by the Parent-Teacher as-
sociation, and all agreed it was
the most laughable play ever to
be presented by local talent.
Peck Boyer made a most becom-
ing bride (considering his size),
and H. Lilius was the typical
scared bridegroom. The part of
the minister was played by Joe
Hauser. who carried it off well
and raised many laughs.
We never knew there were so
riany good looking male women
in- the city until the bridesmaids,
Joe Hiles, Buster Owens, George
Tapper and Stokie Domengeaux
paraded down the aisle, but their
conduct and actions during the
ceremony were very unladylike.
Lack of space forbids the men-
tion we would like to make of the
other participants, but they all
carried off their parts to perfec-
tion and were instrumental in,
making the show the success it'
Prior to the "wedding," the
school band. under the direction
of Dan Farmer, presented a num-
ber of selections and Mr. Farmer
rendered a cornet solo, accom-
panying himself on the piano.
Dance numbers weie given by
Mararet and Rita Kelly. Miss
Fay Campbell and Miss Margaret
Bird, of W'ewahittchka, and four
A beautiful. wedding cake was
raffled and was won by W. E.
ST. JOE CAGERS TAKE CUP
(Continued from Page 1)
A. L. Hardy, Bay county super-
intendent of schools, must be de-
fended' ,by the local team next
year. The trophy must be won
thiee times for permanent posses-
sion. It will be displayed in lo-
cal store windows and later placed
in Mr. Hartman's office at the
Lineup for the Papermakers
Swas: Forwards, G. Tapper, and
L. Woodsworth; center, P. Boyer;
guards, G. Little and P. Williams;
substitutes, A. Dendy. T. Colde-
way and S. Guinn.
Eleven teams participated in
the tournament last Friday and
Saturday. It is tre present plan
to have the Port St. Joe team
and the Army team meet the two
high quintets in the Pensacola
tournament and to invite winners
of the recent Mobile, Ala., tour-
nament to participate.
Red'mond, !Army forward, was
chosen captain of the All-Tourna-
ment team picked by officials of
the event. Others selected were
Williams, Port St. Joe, and Mul-
lins, Ponce de Leon, guards;
Thomas, Panama City, forward;
and Hughes, Ponce de Leon, cen-
ter. Hughes was named the most
valuable player and Williams the
most outstanding. George Tap-
per, captain of the St. Joe team,
was chosen the best sport.,
ARMED ROBBERY TRIAL
(Continued from page 1)
had just arrived at his home in
Beacon Hill the, night of the rob-
bery., and was disrobing to retire
when Higgs entered the room and
at the point of a revolver took
$100 in cash from him and then
struck him over the head with the
Higgs was arrested by Sherff
B. E. Parker the following day
in the home of a relative at Bea-
con Hill. Sixty-five dollars of
the ,$100 was found on him at the
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Nedley and
daughter, Melba, spent the wyeek-
end in Chipley, guests of Mrs.
Nedley's mother. Miss Louise
Thames returned with them for
Max Schneider is visiting in
Chipley with his brother.
'MILL NEAR COMPLETION as a ;sleepy lite village '.some,:
where in West Florida."
(Continued from page 1) __
man. GARY-LOCKHART DRUG CO.
Port St. Joe is indeed taking its Prescriptions Carefully Con-
place in the sun after many years pounded. Phone 27.
PORT ST. JOE
if you do your Spring
T WILL be so easy and your house will be
so spic and span. Electrical servants at
your beck and call will speed the progress
of Spring housecleaning. Check up on your
present supply of electrical servants and plan
to make full use of them. in your home op-
erations. Remember, a new vacuum cleaner
like a new broom, sweeps cleaner, and mod-
ern washing machines floor polishers, electric
ironers and the like will bring you relief
from the drudgery of many of the household
tasks. Talk to your Electrical Dealer and
learn first hand about the low cost of these
helpful housecleaning aids. Get prepared
Electrically for an easier spring housecleaning
Let Your ELECTRICAL DEALER Help You
Friday, March 18, -1938
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Spring Means Housecleaning---
House cleaning means
new and fresh
S. I We have them in the
popular price ranges.
i for the week.
S- Nicely ia
.' low' price Of- 9C
: 3 Per pair 39
OTHERS TO $1.59
'Rayon Spreads- 79c
SFMl size, in all colors ,.......--. -
CRINKLE BEDSPREADS 490
Costin's Dept Store