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little newspaper-dedicated to
betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
eat growing little city. ... I
the heart of the pine belt.
PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1940
Sounding On All
Sides In This City
Streets and Stores Blazing With
Lights, Imparting Yule Spirit
On every hand, as one walks up
the street, is heard "Merry Christ-
mas!"-and it is not hard to im-
agine that Christmas is but five
days off-and only four of those
days are shopping days.
The spirit of Christmas pervades
Port St. Joe as the business firms
are remaining open until 9 o'clock
each night until Christmas and the
brightly lighted and gaily decor-
ated windows and stores adid their
bit to make the shopping district,
strung with colored lights, a scene
long to be remembered.
In all the stores an atmosphere
of Christmas spirit truly prevails
and all are stocked with a line of
gift wares that does away with the
necessity of going out of town to
If you haven't got around to do-
ing your Christmas shopping there
is no time like the present. And
once you get down town you'll
never be able to get home without
an armful of gifts for one and all.
GLEE CLUB PRESENTS
PROGRAM AT SCHOOL
In spite of the inclement weather
a goodly audience turned out last
evening for the program presented
at the high school auditorium by
the high school glee club. The pro-
gram was as follows:
"Drink to Me Only With Thine
Eyes" ............ Ben Johnson
"Sweet Genevieve"..... .Glee Club
"Auldl Lang Syne" ......... Burns
"Sierra, Sue"... .,Gwendolyn Howell
"Maybe" ........... Flyn Madden
"Blueberry Hill" and "Good for
Nothing" ............ Glee Club
'Jeannie With the Light Brown
Hair," "The Little Red Lark'-*
and "The Pearl"......Glee Club
"Come, Silver Moon" ..... Vilura
Straus and Gwendolyn Spencer
"June Song" ............Stevens
Overture from William Tell....
..................... Glee Club
"Water Lilies" .... Buck Linders
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas
Day" .............. Maurice Fain
"Joy to the World," "Silent
S Night" and "0 Little Town of
Bethlehem" ......... Glee Club
"God Bless America'".....Audience
Nine members of the Port St.
Joe high school football team re-
ceivedi a Christmas present Wed-
nesday from Coach Frank Hannon
in the form of football letters.
Sharks receiving the coveted
letters were Billy Hammock, John
Lane, Thomas Chatman, Buck Wal-
ters, Autha Soderberg, Frank La-
Grange, Gordon Ferris and the
manager, Maurice Fain.
S.S. Gulf Maid of Port Arthur,
Texas, sailed Sunday after dis-
charging a cargo of gasoilne.
1S.S. Jean of the Bull Line sailed
Wednesday with a cargo of paper
for eastern ports.
S.S. Silver Sword sailed Wed-
nesday with cargo of lumber from
the St. Joe Lumber and Export Co.
LORD LOTHIAN FUNERAL
Soldiers carrying the casket con-
taining the mortal remains of Am-
bassador Lord. Lothian up the
Clay Lewis Again
Committee Will Be Named to Aid
In Infantile Paralysis Drive
In Gulf County
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., who last year
acted as Gulf county chairman for
the celebration of the president's
birthday, yesterday was named to
the same position for the event
Appointment of Mr. Lewis was
announced by Chester B. Tread-
way, state chairman of the cam-
paign to raise funds for the na-
tionwide fight against infantile
Joe Pepper, director df organiza-
tion for the state group, will aid
Mr. Lewis in appointing a commit-
tee of prominent Gulf county citi-
zens to aid him in organizing the
local campaign, which probably
will close with a Birthday Ball at
the Centennial auditorium on Jan-
BEULAH MAE THURMAN
PASSES AWAY IN MIAMI
Miss Beulah Mae Thurman, sis-
ter of M. D. Thurman of this city,
died Saturday 'in Miami following
a lingering illness. Services were
held Tuesday in Camden, Ark.
Miss Thurman was a resident of
this city for some time before go-
ing to Miami and made many
friends here. In addition to her
brother she is survived by her
parents, Mr. andl Mrs. R. W. Thur-
man of Camden, Ark., and three
other brothers, Roy of Panama
City, R. W. of Camden and W. A.
Thurman of Whistler, Ala.
Mrs. J. C. Sisemore, mother of
Rev. J. W. Sisemore of this city,
arrived Sunday night and will
spend the Christmas holidays here.
Mr. Sisemore's father, J. C. Sise-
more, is expected to arrive next
week for the family reunion.
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Mrs. P. D. Farmer and Mrs. Otis
Pyle spent Wedinesday, in Panama
Mrs. C. A. LeHardy, Mrs. Emma
Farr and Mrs& Philip Lovett spent
Saturday in Panama City.
Remember to put a Christmas
Seal on every letter you mail.
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', ter: and Paul .,r \W'a-h;ng
C.. where services were he
Named Foreign Mini
Pierre Etienne Flandin,
premier, who was named
minister as Vice-Premier
Laval was dropped from th
net of Marshal Henri Philii
tain Saturday at Vichy, i
The post of vice-premier wa
ished by official decree.
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AT BAPTIST CHi
In observance of the Yule
a Christmas Cantia will be
at the Baptist church next i
evening at 7:30 o'clock.
portray the prophecy of C
birth and will feature a ma
mixed quartette, solos an
Hallelujah Chorus by the ch
A cordial invitation to th
lie to attend is extended 1
pastor. Rev. J. W. Sisemor
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POSTOFFICE OPEN TOMO
*Postmaster H. A. Drake
that the postoffice will not
tomorrow afternoon, as has
the custom on Saturdays, in
to take care of the increase
ness during the Christmas s
The office will be closed a
on December 25.
A Christmas party will b
at the St. James Episcopal
Monday afternoon. Decemb
at 5 o'clock. All members
Sunday school are invited.
Mr.' and Mrs. Jim Perrit
daughter, Gladys Jean, spend
Sunday in Dothan, Ala.
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"Julklaps," a term which
is used in rural parts of the
are presents obtained by b
the doors of the donors.
Forgotten Tots to
This Yule Season
Legion Members Will Distribute
Baskets of Good Cheer On
S With only a few more days to
wait before the arrival of Christ-
mas and for the! visit of good old
Saint Nicholas, the children of
Gulf county are counting the hours
and even the minutes. Already
lists have been made, letters sent
to Santa Claus and the long wait
for the time to come being borne
While Christmas is. primarily a
children's holiday, the grownups of
-aints Gulf county will have a great part
t'n, D. in making it a real success. The
lId last very foundation of the observance
of Christmas is giving, andi with-
out this there would be no Christ-
w However, some children of this
county-members of needy fam-
ilies-would have a rather drab
and cheerless Christmas were it
not for the fact that members of
Gulf County Post 116, American
Legion will sally forth on Christ-
Smas Day from Port St. Joe and We-
wahitchka bearing baskets filled
S with candy, fruits, nuts, toys and
other goodies to be given to these
S children in order that they, too,
might have, a merry Christmas.
Wouldn't it be a fine thing this
( ''i- rmtn if .very citizen in Gulf
couilty would give a little some-
thing to help fill these baskets-to
S help someone less fortunate than
himself? There are so many peo-
ple around us who, through no
fault of their own, are having
former such a struggle for existence that
foreign even a little would help so much.
Pierre Let's all join to make this an
e cabi- unselfish Christmas, remembering
ppe Pe- the words of Him whose birthday
France. we are observing, when He said:
is abol- "It is more blessed to give than
A MRS. J. P. ANTHONY
URCH IS TAKEN BY DEATH
season Funeral services were held Sun-
given day afternoon at Apalachicola for
Sunday Mrs. Joesph P. Anthony, daughter
It wilt of Mrs. Sarah Montgomery of this
Christ's city. She died Friday after an ill-
le trio, ness of several weeks.
id the Mrs. Anthony, the former Jewel
oir. Montgomery, was born and reared
e pub- in Apalachicola and was well
by the known in this city. In addition to
e. her mother she is survived; by her
husband and two children of Ap-
RROW alachicola; three sisters. Mrs. Har-
states vey Childs of Panama City, Mrs.
close Byrd Parker of Wewahitchka and
s been Mrs. Oren McCranie of Valdosta,
order Ga.; four brothers, Asa, Clarence
d busi- and George Montgomery of this
season. city, and W. E. -Montgomery of
11 day, Tallahassee, and two grandchil-
dren, Maria and Sylvia Shaw of
e held S. E. TEAGUE IS NEW
church HEAD OF UNIT BANKERS
er 23, S. E. Tearue of the Capital City
of the Bank, Tallahassee, was chosen as
president of the West Florida Unit
Bankers' association at the organi-
tt and nation's meeting in Apalachicola
nt last last Saturday.
Mrs. R. Miller and daughter
h still Peggy and Joe Mira spent Sattr-
North, day and Sunday in Pensacola visit-
angtng ing Mrs. Joe Mira and daughter,
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PAETW H STR POR T. JOE, GUL CONY LRIAFIA. DECEMER 20. 194
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St.. Joe, Florida,
undet Act ot March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year..........$2.00 Six Months......1.00
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
L- LTI1OUGH Christmas doesn't arrive
S,. until Wednesday, this is our last op-
portunity to wish you, in this me-
dium, a Merry Christmas, and we hereby do
extend that annual greeting of goodwill and
hope for happiness to you and yours.
To many grown-ups, Christmas is not
the vitally-important occasion it is to children,
for adults have lost something of their one-
time unshakeable belief in the benevolent
spirit who descends your chimney (if you
have one in these days of gas and electricity)
and fills stockings with good things to eat,
and other testimonials of affection from loved
But to children, Christmas is mighty im-
portant. It's undoubtedly the biggest occa-
sion of the year for them, and if it proves to
be a disappointment there is unhappiness, dis-
illusionment and bafflement in young breasts
*which ought not to know these feelings dur-
You know, folks, we've got to get busy
if v\e are to make sure there are no disap-
pointed children in our neighborhood, next
Quite a number of Port St. Joe children
have written to Santa Claus to inform him
of what they would like best for Christmas.
They are going to hang up their stockings in
the belief that Saint Nick will come along and
stuff them with packages containing various
delightful surprises. Don't you remember
how you used to hang yours up on Christmas
Eve, and then reluctantly go off to bed, there
to lie awake as long as you could, listening
for the patter of Santa's reindeer on the roof
and the jingle of their bells? Of how you
sat in mother's lap on Christmas Eve, occas-
ionally eyeing your stocking, until your eyes
would remain open no longer and your tousles
head at last sank on your chest, and mother
carried you off to bed and tucked you in?
And then you awakened, to find it was
morning-Christmas morning--and you rush-
ed out to investigate. Sure enough, Santa
again had stolen in quietly and crammed your
stocking full of exactly what you most de-
sired! And followed a day of fun with your
presents-and sometimes a contest with dan
to see who should operate the mechanical
toys the most.
There are some small boys in Port St.
Joe. and Gulf county who will not have their
wishes fulfilled and who will not realize the
pleasures on Christmas Morn that were ours
when we were small. Let's make Christmas
real for these tots! Perhaps there are some
in your neighborhood. Four days remain in
which we may purchase presents for them,
all of us know some of these underprivileged
children; let's give Santa a hand this season
and make all the children happy within our
power. Even if it entails a little sacrifice,
we'll be all the happier on Wednesday, our-
selves, for having made a few children happy.
The Star takes pleasure at this time in
repeating the age-old salutation and with
heartiness and good will saying to you-
"Merry CIhn ; -nt':,'"
With Hitler spreading his manpower over
Europe thinner and thinner, it wvin't be long
before Great Britain will find a weak spot
and drive the entering wedge that will mean
the downfall of Naziism.
If you don't like the gifts you get this
Christmas, save them for bridge prizes and
in-laws' anniversary presents.
Looks like the Duce is wild in the interna-
tional poker game.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could plant a
Christmas tree and make it grow presents?
The draft is breezing through the land.
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY By Brandon W,
SGOSH,ZERO, I'M SO HAPPY
I'M WELL. I'M GOING TO EMPTY
MY PENNY BANK AND BUY
CHRISTMAS SEALS. THAT SHOULD
HELP MAKE OTHER CHILDREN
MODEL REFORM SCHOOL
Called the realization of a
dream of penologists, a model re-
form school for adults has .been
opened at Danbury, Conn.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In Court of County Judge of Gulf
In re Estate of
O. L. MADDOX, Deceased.
To all Creditors, Legatees, Dis-
tributees, and All Persons having
claims or demands against said
You, and each of you, are hereby
notifiedd and required to present
any claims and demands which
you, or any of you, may have
against the estate of O. L. Mad-
cox, deceased, late of Gulf County,
Florida, to the County Judge of
Gulf County, Floi'ida.':at his office
in the Court House; in Weewa-
hitchka, within eight months from
date of the first publication of this
First publication December 20,
Government scientists find that
lamb can be stored in freezer
lockers about six months; pork
about nine months.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE; GULF -COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1940
Give Furniture this Christmas---then you're giving to every member of the family.
And you're giving not only for Christmas, but for years to come. We are
making the gift problem easy for you with this big Christmas Sale which allows you
to make a small down payment on any purchase and the balance on easy terms.
We Do Not Have Space to List the Many Items On Sale---You Must
Come to Our Store to Appreciate the Varied Stock to Select From
The Gift for Them All---
9 Modern Vanity
PIECES Vanity Bench
Sf c.... a : ,. it 90-Coil Steel
FOR THE Frame Spring
PRICE 45-lb. Cotton
4 I' Pillows
$5495. -- :. Bedspread
A complete Bedroom furnished with 9 Beautiful Pieces. The whole
family can enjoy it and it only costs $54.95 complete!
$1.00 DOWN AND $1.00 PER WEEK
Kitchen Cabinets Two Mirror 9 x 12 ALL WOOL BEAUTIFUL V
--- r hifforob es Axminster RUGS 7-Way
Il-I1.II -$39.50 FLOOR LAMP
$16M^~^^.95 Studio Conches $795
50Sgc Per Week -$ 35
$1.00 PER WEEK
Singer SEWING MACHINES 'ALADDIN
...... $Q39.50 KEROSENE
5-TUBE RADIOS NICE ASSORTMENT OF
Men's DESK and CHAIR 4. Children's Wagons ONLY
Only $16.95 50c Per Week and Rockers
SST. JOE FURNITURE CO.
PORT ST. JOE WE DELIVER FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1940
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Buy Christmas Seals
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
inl i gHiiui lt iilllllilll lilllllliin llll
Opens Daily 2:45, Continuously
Saturday 1:35 Sunday 1:45
ROY WILLIAMS, Manager
ROGER PRYR* EVEYE ARDN
ON THE STAGE -
9:30 P. M.
FUN FOR ALL!! -
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
HIT NO. 1
CASSIDY" BOYD in
"CALL OF THE
HIT NO. 2
"DRUMS of FU MANCHU"
SUNDAY and MONDAY
December 22 23
AT REGULAR PRICES!
XMAS DAY ONLY
"Alice In Wonderland"
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First Christmas Carol
When Christ Was Born
C HRISTMAS is the time when
men are drawn together in a
great unity. Much of this may
be attributed to our response to fa-'
miliar songs, sung year after year
to commemorate the advent of a
little Child on earth. The first
Christmas carol ever heard, we like
to believe, came over the field of
Bethlehem, when Christ was born-
"Glory be to God on high, and on
earth, peace, good will toward
But it was 1,200 years later that
St. Francis of Assisi and his broth-
ers took up the singing in public of
carols at Christmas to combat the
unbelief of their time. With lighted
tapers they went about the streets of
the small Italian village pouring out
their hearts in songs of praise. In
the 800 years sincelhen the singing
of Christmas carols has gone around
the world. Wherever Christianity is
known carol singing follows.
The simple vision of a mother
lulling her babe to sleep gives
Christmas music its strength. Some
sing as a tribute to their religious
faith, others as a custom they en-
joy. But whatever the reason, the
important thing is that more and
more people do it. From such wide-
ly different sources as churches,
theaters, schools, clubs, radio sta-
tions, come the words of "Away in
a Manger," "Silent Night," "Joy to
the World," "Little Town of Bethle-
hem," "Hark the Herald Angels
Sing," and "Come All Ye Faithful,"
sung by soloists, choirs, choruses or
the voices of school children. So
each year new joy is expressed
through old channels. Frances
@ Western Newspaper Union.
Visitors to Pensacola
Mr. and Mr.s B. B. Conklin, Mr.
and Mrs. Sammie Davis and E. E.
Conklin spent Sunday in Pensa-
TAILORS and CLEANERS
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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5c and 10c Store
SPO..RT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
^ PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Stores to Remain
In Order to Accommodate Christ-
mas Shoppers Who Are Un-
able to Shop In Day
Beginning last Wednesday, mer-
chants of Port St. Joe agreed to
keep their places of business open
until 9 o'clock every evening until
Christmas in order to give late
shoppers and those persons who
work during the day and have no
opportunity for shopping, an op-
portunity to shop after regular
All business houses are gaily
decorated and resplendent with
colored lights for the Yuletide, and
all carry a variety of gifts that
should fill the wants of every
Christmas shopper in the city.
Shop in your local stores before
going out of town to make your
Christmas purchases-you can dis-
cover exactly what you want right
here in Port St. Joe.
Mrs. I. H. Wooden spent Monday
shopping in Panama City.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Milk is an energy food. It is
easily digested and is grand
alone or with other foods.
Enjoy the benefits of the
valuable vitamin content of
Pasteurized for Your Protection
Distributors of Bruce's Juices
AND ALWAYS IN
Handsome styles and
smart colors starhp the
new Permanent Crown as
another fall fashion
leader from the makers
of "MIRAKAL" Hats.
adds e:tra -nonth's of
life to the hat
Be a rea e.
see on r tody.
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Flo. r idfa
on "e ls th gtf11 net i, il
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one else's the gift of better g| y o faml y ,you
7 ii, p give your own family, your.
LE.S. Lamp. Whether you friends, than that of Better
choose a floor, table or wall Light for Better Sight? Look
model, if it bears the I.E.SI.E. L s on d-
model, if it bears the [..SS. Lamps on dis-
identification tag, it is de-.
4i signed to do the best lighting play at your Dealer's store
is the symbo
light to mil
1 that is
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take advantage of the
lower than ever prices
and this Christmas
'Meet the Wildcat Itic story. Allen Jenkins has the
Comedy lead as the dim-witted
Playing Saturday taxi driver, and others in the cast
layn atur day include Jerome Cowan, Robert O.
Davis and Frank Puglia.
Second Feature On Port Theater The second feature Saturday is
Program Is Bill Boyd In '"-i!;11i' "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd
"Call of the Prairie" In "Call of the Prairie."
Ralph Bellamy and Margaret The Cape Verde Islands consist
Lindsay are seen as a pair of ad- of 10 islands and 5 islets.
venturous Americans on the trail
of art thieves in Mexico City
in the romantic mystery drama,
"Meet the Wildcat," which play': i
tomorrow only at the Port theater.
Miss Lindsay has the role of a 2 X
daredevil girl photographer for a
noted picture magazine and Bella-
my portrays the detective with '
whom she falls in love after "
knocking him out with her canm-
era. Joseph Schildkraut plays the ...- .
part of a mysterious art dealer i
who figures prominently in the. : ': '
baffling complications of the hee- V
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1940
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1940
Greece has a populationn of ap-
FOR EVERY 1
\Winter is at hand and we
have just received a carload
of coal, one of the finest fuels.
that you can depend on for
Seating your home during the
Scold weather. Call us-
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SC. W.HORTON '
S Port St. Joe, Fla. *
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
"Where Friends Meet"
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Christmas Is Birthday
of the Prince of Peace
c'eCT^'^wCT'a^'iY?: M M'l a s s B
Spend Week-End In Pensacola
Cornelius VanHorn and Carlyle
Matthews spent the week-end in
Pensacola,. guests of Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. VanHorn.
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Mrs. W. H. Howell and small panied. them to Cottondale to
son, Jimmie, spent Thursday thru spend the Christmas holidays.
Saturday in Cottondale and Do- --
than. Mrs. Kate Harrell accom- Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
HE sound of a children's
quarrel broke the Christmas
afternoon quiet. Mrs. Steele
put aside the bits of tissue and rib-
bon she had becn collecting, and
called her three sons to her.
"Boys," she said. "I have nne
more Christmas gift for you." They
gathered around her in excited an-
ticipation. "It was the very first
gift mentioned when the Christ Child
"Gold, mother?" asked the eldest
"No, Franklin. Something far
more precious. Peace. 'Peace on
earth,' remember? Good will is sel-
dom forgotten at Christmas, but
peace too often is."
"But how can you give us peace?"
cried the second in disappointment.
"I can't be sure, son. No person
alone can guarantee peace, but ev-
eryone can help. Right now I can
show three boys how foolish it is to
"Franklin, you are stronger than
your brothers. You could take their
toys. But suppose then they join
together to take yours? In the end
all the toys will be broken, and you
will have'quarreled for nothing."
"But suppose they take mine
"Wouldn't it be better to agree to
all play together and all enjoy them
than to fight?"
"Is that the way with nations,
"Exactly. Wars leave everyone
worse off than before."
"But don't people want peace,
"Wanting is not enough. When'
everyone who wants peace does
something to bring it about, then
Christmas will really mean the
birthday of the Prince of Peace-
the coming of 'Peace on earth, good
will to men.' "-Helen Waterman.
o Western Newspaper Union.
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-DAY OR NIGHT-
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St. Joe Bar and Billiard Parlor
ED GEORGE, Prop.
SSI TA P T S. O
Mrs. H. C. Spence is expected to
return tomorrow from Jacksonville
where she has been visiting for
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
Make Us YOUR Food
"Prices Right-Clerks Polite"
Clarence Pr.dgeon, Mgr.
-WE DELIVER --
Substitutions for specified in-
gredients don't make a pre-
scription. That's why we never
substitute Ingredients in your
physician's prescription. Ac-
curacy is our constant watch-
word, You can depend on us.
GROCERY AND MARKET
We Handle Nothing But
WESTERN MEATS-All Cuts
STAPLE and FANCY
GROCERIES and MEATS
We Keep Open Until Noon
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BY THE 7 0(
WEEK $7 .0
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ..........35c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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BE SURE IT'S
PURE! FRESH! RICH!
From Tested Cows
Our Milk is produced and
bottled under sanitary condi-
tions to assure its purity
Gulf County Dairy
H. M. McCLAMMA, Manager
'Boom Town' Has
Gable, Tracy, Colbert and Lamarr
Will Be Seen In Picture at the
Port Sunday and Monday
Revealing the entire story of the
thrilling drama of oil for the first
time, with a story that is entirely
one of action and with a star
group that includes Clark Gable,
Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert
and Hedy Lamarr, "Boom Town,"
will play Sunday and Monday at
the -Port theater at no advance in
the price of admission.
"Boom Town" is a cavalcade of
oildom as "Test Pilot" covered the
dramatic story of testing thrills in
the skies. It is a dramatic story
of two friends who carry on thru
reversals and successes even when
one marries the sweetheart of the
other. The friendship breaks dra-
matically and is renewed just as
dramatically when the unmarried
friend breaks up an affair between
his former sweetheart's husband
and an adventuress.
Through this story runs scenes
of roaring gushers, flaming oil
fires whiffed out with TNT, blis-
tering fist fights, a headfirst dive
into a street of mud to escape a
rain of bullets, the hero on a buck-
ing mule, a thrilling holdup, a
scrap between two dance hall girls
and thousands of other fast-action
F YOUR Christmas tree is a
balsam-and that is the love-
liest kind of all, both for appear-
ance and for fragrance-then
when you first light it a cheerful
old superstition urges a glance at
your shadow on the wall-if you
dare. Should it appear headless
you will not live to see another
Christmas. Then, later, when the
tree is burned, another tradition
suggests keeping a partly burned
stick to ward off lightning.
Paint Brightens Toys
In the basement or the attic mpny
of us will find old toys the children
have discarded. Christmas is al-
most here and much joy can be
brought into the lives of less fortu-
nate youngsters if we get out these
toys, give them a coat of gayly col-
ored enamel and distribute them
ourselves or turn them over to a
social agency to be handed out to
needy youngsters on St. Nick's day.
In England's Wassail Bowls
Brewed in England's Yuletide
wassail bowls are baked apples, hot
ale seasoned with spice, orange
juice and rind and whipped eggs.
Plan Christmas Dinner
Plan to prepare as much of the
meal as possible on the day prior to
Christmas so that the housewife can
enjoy the day with her family.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
COUNTRY SANTA CLAUS MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR
FRANCE Pere Noel Joyeux Noel! Bonne Anneel
Three Wise MDen:
SPAIN Melchior, Gaspar Fellz Pascuas Feliz Ano Nuevo!
ITALY La Befana Buon Natale Buon Capo d'Anno
SWEDEN Jultomte God Jul Get Nytt Ar
NORWAY Julenlssen Gladllg Jul Godt Nytt Aar
GERMANY Sankt Nicholaus FroeWlicheWethnachten NeGuecklJahre
HOLLAND Snt Nicolaass I Pleizierig Kerstfeest I Gelukkig Nleuwjaar
Broken-Down Organ Responsible for 'Silent Night'
Stille nacht! Heilige nacht!
Alles schlaeft; einsam wucht.
Nur das traute, hoch heifige Paar,
Holder Knube im lokkigen Haar.
Schlaf "in himmlischer ruh"!
Schlaf "in himmlischer ruh"!
It was near the Christmas season
in 1812 when Franz Gruber, organ-
ist for a tiny Arnsdorf church in
Austria, practiced one stormy eve-
ning in the Tyrolian church. Sud-
denly the organ broke.
Rushing to the 25-year-old parish
priest, Joseph Mohr, he cried:
"Father, unless we can find mu-
sic so simple it ean be sung without
rehearsal our Christmas service will
be without any music."
The young priest, called out into
the storm to a home where a first.
born :on had just arrived, returned
a few hours later and wrute the
words; Gruber stayed up all night
writing the music.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1940
RIAY C E 19 TH STAR, OR ST. JOE GULF GNY O A S
MRS. GEOG:RGE COOPER
HOSTESS TO' CLUB
Mrs. George Cooper was hostess
to her bridge club Tuesday after-
noon at her home on Eighth street.
Red andi green predominated in
the decorations depicting the holi-
day season. Gifts for each member
were placed under a lighted, tree
and after several progressions
they were distributed. Prizes were
awarded to Mrs. P. D. Farmer,
high, Mrs. Cooper, second high,
and Mrs. Joe Grimsley, cut.
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
RUTH CIRCLE HOLDS
The Ruth circle of the Baptist
Missionary society held its annual
Christmas party at the home of
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon Mdnday af-
ternoon. The home was attractively
decorated 'with vari-colored leaves,
pine burs and lights, with a Christ-
mas tree for the centepriece of the
The regular business routine
was carried out during which times
plans were made to fill a basket
For refreshments the hostess for a needy family for Christmas.
served, orange cups filled with am- The hostess presented each mem-
brosia, cake and coffee to Mes- ber with a small gift as a memento
dames Farmer, Grimsley, W. Gil- of the occasion and served date
bert, W. M. wellel, J. Hauser, T. pudding and coffee as refresh-
Frary and Otis Pyle. ments.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
P.-T. A. OBSERVES
The Port St. Joe Parent-Teach-
ers Association celebrated its 20th
anniversary Thursday evening or
last week at the high school audi-
torium. Following the address of
welcome by the president, Mrs. W.
H. Wellington, the meeting was
turned over to Mrs. Leroy Gainous,
The high school band rendered
several selections after which Mrs.
Robert'Tapper was presented and
in turn introduced Mrs. Roy Gib-
son, Mrs. A. M. Jones, Mrs. J. L.
Sharit and Mrs. C. G. Costin, past
presidents. Mrs. Tapper then gave
an interesting talk on the progress
of the organization and presented
the first program of the P.-T. A.,
assisted by Mrs. Max Kilbourn, as
"The Star Spangled Banner" and
"Auld Lang Syne" was sung after
which all pledged allegiance to the
flag. Mrs. Tapper pointed out the
various accomplishmetns of the or-
ganization since December, 1920,
when it was known as the School
Imporvement Association with 39
charter members; Mrs. Annie
Ryan Marks, then principal of the
school, was supervisor of the as-
sociation. In 1924 it was reorgaln-
ized and known as the P.-T. A.
Charter members present were in-
troduced,being Mrs. E. B. Dendy,
Mrs. M. B. Smith, Mrs. Max Kil-
bourn. Mrs. L. W. Owens, Mrs. A.
M. Jones, Mrs. James Marea, Mrs.
W. J. Daughtry and Mrs. J. F.
Miller. Hampton Howell rendered
a cornet solo, accompanied by
Miss Erline M\cClellan, after which! ,
a, short business session was hela
and refreshments served.
MASONS ELECT OFFICERS
FOR ENSUING YEAR
At the regular meeting of the
Masonic lodge last Friday evening
the following officers were elected
for the enusing year: R. A. Wal-
lace, worshipful master; Horace
Soule. senior warden; James Shan-
non, junior warden; Bert Hull.
senior deacon; D. C. Smith, junior
deacon; Jesse Smith, tyler; Roy
Gibson, treasurer; W. W. Barrier,
The officers will be installed at
a joint installation ceremony with
the Order of Eastern Star on De-
cember 27. The ceremony will be
followed by a supper.
HOWARD BARE AND RUTH
HILLIARD ARE MARRIED
Announcement is being made of
the marriage of Miss Ruth Hilliard
to Howard L. Bare on December
16 at the Baptist parsonage, the
Rev. J. W. Sisemore officiating.
Mrs. Bare is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Hilliard of Jack-
sonville and the groom is the son
of Mrs. L. Bare of Panama City.
The young couple is at home to
their friends in this city, where
they will make their home, Mr.
Bare being an employee of the St.
Joe Paper company.
ARTHUR COLLINS AND
FRANCES DAUGHTRY WED
The marriage announcement of
Miss Frances Daughtry of Fort
Myers to Arthur Collins of this
city was made this reek, the cere-
mony being performed in Craw-
fordsville on December 15. The
young couple will reside in this
Service Cuts Winter
For trouble-free, low-cost winter driving let
Wm. H. Tomlinson's Gulf Service Station
condition your car.
A slight drop in temperature can do much
damage to your car if the motor and chassis
have not been thoroughly checked.
DRIVE IN TODAY AND BE SAFE
RATHER THAN SORRY!
Gulflex Registered Lubrication
Let us give your car a complete lubrication
job and. change the crank case oil today.
GULFLEX REGISTERED LUBRICATION
is a NEW kind of lubrication that gives you
a quieter, more comfortable ride; easier steer-
ing; longer car-life; greater safety and pleas-
ure for you and your family.
HAVE YOUR CAR GULFLEXED!
Win. H. TomIlinson's
Monument Avenue at First Street
city, where Mr. Collins is em-
ployed by the St. Joe Paper Co.
Mrs. Nelson Haygood of Panama
City is the guest of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Belin.
Hiram Sandisbury of Mobile Is
visiting friends and relatives in
the city this week.
A photoelectric meter for meas-
uring vitamin A concentration in
fish oils, has been devises.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER'201 '1940
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GUILF COUNTYY, FLORIDA
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