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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 24, 1941
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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The Star-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upiuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.


STAR


Ihe Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-
est growing little city.. In
the heart of the pine belt.


PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941 NUMBER 16


health Unit to

Hold Meet Here


Discuss Achievements
Purposes of Work in
Communities


Chairman Lewis Urges Contri- ,he PrnkliniGulf county health
butions Now In 'March unit will hold its quarterly coun-
of Dimes' cil meeting in this city Wednes-
day, January 29, 2:30 p. m., at the
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., chairman of high school auditorium. At this
the Gulf county committee for the time the achievements and pur-
celebration of the President's poses of the heatlh work in the
Birthday, has made the following several communities that embrace
the department will be discussed.
statement concerning the activitiesent will be discussed
of the committee: The meeting is being held in co-
o-,, t nh +o mt ... .... rl-, operation with the Federated Wo-


days is bad news-news of wi
and of bombs raining down on i
nocent children' and women.
have some good news to tal
about-the news of the 'March <
Dimes' and the fight to protect tli
American children against infai
tile paralysis," said Mr. Lewis.
"The thing we are fighting i
this campaign is a cruel an
vicious enemy and perhaps a little
depressing to talk about. Bu
there is nothing depressing abou
our method of fighting it.
"In typical American fashion we
do it to the accompaniment o
dancing, music and song-as
matter of fact, we.turn the wholly
crusade into a nation-wide birth
day party for our president. Al
over the country on the night o
January 30, millions will dance sO
that thousands of children mai
walk again.
"But if-the.night of January 3(
is to be a really.,big night' or' alf
of us, we have got to see to it thai
plenty of dimes tinkle into the
coin collectors right now; thai
thousands of birthday cards filled
with dimes go to the White House
and that other dimes support the
many other activities of the cam-
paign.
"I think that we are all going to
make the 1941 campaign the big-
gest ever. I think this year, above
all others, the people of America
welcome the opportunity to do
something for each other, and
especially for our children. No one
who has ever looked at a picture
of children abroad huddled to-
gether in.bomb shelters has failed
to say-subconsciously, at least-
'Don't let it happen to our chil-
dren.'
"Let's not let anything happen to
our children-above all the vicious
thing that is infantile paralysis;
let's not let that happen to them
because it can wreck a child's
chance for happiness just as surely
and swiftly as the most deadly
bomb ever invented. So let's
pitch into this cheerful, pleasant
campaign and give just as many
dimes as we can-and remember
that each dime does double duty-
fights infantile paralysis on both
the local and national fronts.
"Numerous coin collector boxes
have been placed in most all busi-
ness houses in the county and the
birthday cards are now being
distributed. Drop your pennies,
nickels and dimes or other coins
into these boxes.
"Local No. 379, International
Brotherhood of Paper Makers, has
generously volunteered to sponsor
a dance at our Centennial build-
ing on the night of January 30, the
funds from which will go to the
committee for the celebration of
the President's Bsrthday. The ad,
mission Is $1.10, and I sincerely
hope that every citizen of Gulf
county will purchase a ticket,
whether you attend the dance or
not, for you will have the knowl-


TEAR NAZI EMBLEM Mrs. Emma Farr


FLANS COMPLETE

FOR PRESIDENT'S

BIRTHDAY PARTY


men's Club work for this district.
Features of the meeting will be
S.ig pictures and a lecture on
"Maternal and Child Hygiene" by
Dr. William H. Ball, director of
this bureau for the state board of ..
health. He will discuss maternal
care in all its phases, and will tell "
the reasons and importance of
this service, whlo needs it and While thousands of spectators
He will also discuss child jammed the street downtown in
hygiene from birth to school age. front of the building where the
iThere will also be discussions of German consulate is located in
the importance of the carrying on San Francisco, five audacious
of a well-balanced venereal dis- young men eluded police and from
ease program, as all of these the tenth story lowered one of
things tie in with the govern- their group one. story to where
ment's long range preparedness the consulate h4d hung a large
program, and it is the duty of Nazi swastika flag in -honor of
every person to co-operate in mak- Foundation.Day in Germany. Seiz-
ing it a success. ing the emblem, he tore It to
Health officials are anxious to shreds. An Amefican flag was.
have everyone attend this meeting placed above it. The five were ar-
as this program belongs to the rested for malicious mischief.
people and they would like to


Sshow what-; l t.Jeans to this corn
t unity and what,.the' 're 'trying
t
to do to make it. reality.

C. L. COSTIN NAMED AS
NYA FIELD SUPERVISOR

.Chauncey L. Costin of ,Wewa-
hitchka, former superintendent of
public instruction for Gulf county,
left yesterday for Jacksonville to
take up his duties as field super-
Svisor of NYA work in the Jack-
sonville area. He will be in charge
of National Youth Administration
activities in 17 counties.
-----------
GULF COUNTY DRAFTEE HAS
TROUBLE REACHING CAMP
There's no use saying Gulf
county selectees haven't the de-
termination to serve in the mili-
tary forces of the United States.
According to an incident coming
from Camp Blanding, Marcus Lin-
ton of Wewahitchka talked a bus
driver on Lee's Coach Line into
letting him have a ticket on credit
to Port St. Joe, sat up two nights
and missed four meals on his trip
to camp. On top of that, he had to
walk from Starke to Camp Bland-
ing, a distance of seven miles, to
avoid missing his call.
Linton was a volunteer.
-C---
PORT NEWS
S.S. Wm. F. Burdell of the Pure
Oil Co., Port Arthur, Texas, sailed
Friday after discharging a cargo
of gasoline for the Southeastern
Pipe Line company.
-------C-4- --
WILDLIFE UNIT TO MEET
The Gulf County Wildlife Unit
will meet in the community house
at Wewahitchka Tuesday evening,
January 28, at 6:30 o'clock c.s.t.

edge that your $1.10 may save the
life and happiness of some child,
and possibly that of your.own,"
concluded Mr. Lewis. "Contribute
and purchase these tickets tfr the
youngster around your'own cor-
ner."


Commissioner Race According to word received this
week from Congressman Bob Sikes
-he has been advised by the com-
Is Second Candidate to Toss .Hat mandant of the Uiited States
Into Ring for Seat On Coast Guardi that it now appears
City Board practicable for the organization to
--, take over and operate the range
Horace W. Soule,. manager of lights which mark the entrance
the. St. Joe Hardware- company, channel at Port St. Joe, inasmuch
last week filed papers with the as the channel is being main-
city clerk announcing hii candi- tained by the United States.
dacy for member of the board, of Sikes was assured that negotia-
city commissioners at the forth- tions would be entered into with
coming city election, and today the port at once by the district
cais hi


painted n the obli ana orange
Gulf Oil colors.
----- 4*----'
Bristol Vtltor
Mrs. J. Larkin if. Bristol was
the guest Friday aid Saturday of
her sons, M. B., Hike and Bowen
Larkin.


PIYB1 I



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-ac rri esiis annoulncLUem iln Te commander at New urleans andu -L.-..o -.
Star. He seeks the seat of J. L. that consideration would be given cilitate delivery.
Sharit, whose term expires. Mr. to carrying out any improvement City mail delivery is one thing
Sharit has announced for re-elec- to this range which the conditions we should put down on the book
tion to the board. may be found to justify, for 1941 and all work for.
This will be Mr. Scale's second --------
entry into local politics, he'having PAPER ITWAKERS TO MEET CITY GOES ON NOTES
made the same race ii 1938, being PENSACOLA HERE TONIGHT FORHEATINGPLANTAT
opposed by T. H. Store and B. W. The St. Joe Paper company bas- CNT IAL B IN
Eelis, the latter being elected by ketball team will play the Douglas CN N AL BUI
a narrow margin. Allen team of Pensacola here to-
Mr. Soule, during hs five years' night at the Centennial building. At the meeting of the board of
residence in Port St. Joe, has at This is one of the most outstand- city commissioners- Tuesday eve-
all times taken an active part in ing cage teams in West Florida ning the board, agreed to have the
civic affairs and has devoted a and tonight's tilt should be well city guarantee cost of installing a
great deal of time to conservation worth the small admission prict. heating plant in the Centennial
and propagation of wild life in -- building. The action was taken at
S c BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED the request of the Port St. Joe
Gulf county.
____ A building permit was issued Woman's Club, the Paper Maker's
'GONE WITH THE IND TO this week to Charles McCelllan local and other interested groups
PLAY HERE FERUARY 16-17 for a six-room house on the corner which are raising funds to pay for
Manager Roy Wiliams of the of Palm Boulevard and Eleventh the equipment.
Port theater stated yesterday that street to cost $200. Roy Williams, manager of the
Port theater stated yesterdayy that
Building permit issued to W. C. Port theater, appeared before the
"Gone With the Whd will play Roche for construction of a 15 by board with the request that the
here February 16 a 17-for sure 25 foot brick building on Third tax on theater tickets be re-
-no Is, andstreet back of the Sunny State moved. The matter was held over
service station, to cost $500. The until a future meeting.
New Service Truck building will house a fish market. Action was taken to have the
Vic's Service Stafon this week Permit issued to the Gulf Oil old fire truck repaired and put
acquired a service truck to care corporation for remodeling service back into use in case of emer-
for the needs, of tleir customers station at First street and Monu- agency.
on emergency call.; The carIsment avenue at a cost of $200.


To Washington On Business
Basil E. Kenney left Wednesday
for Washington, D. C., on a several
days' busienss trip. He was accom-
panied to Jacksonville by Mrs.
Kenney who will visit in the east
coast city.


PAPER MAKERS WIN
The Port St. Joe Paper Maker's
basketball team won from Altha
Tuesday night in a fast game
played at the Centennial building.
The score was 36 to 21. The local
boys play at Baker tomorrow
night.


VOLUME IV


T-uv A ILTfN n d" Im ffvlklw 14rclrrwir


H. W. Soule Enters


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"most or the news wS e heaar these:


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Taken By Deatl

Aged Woman Passes Away Frida
Morning After Illness of
But 24 Hours

Mrs. Emma Farr, 83, passe
away at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Philip Lovett last Friday morning,
after an illness of, 24 hours due t<
influenza.
Mrs. Farr, a native of Vermont
came to this city 12 years ag,
from Brooklyn, N. Y., and madt
her home with her daughter-in
law, Mrs. Lovett. A devout mem
ber of the Episcopal church, her
life was a living example of the
Golden Rule. She was much loved
and known by many throughout
Gulf and Franklin counties as
Grandmother Farr.
Funeral services were held Sun-
day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
St. James Episcopal church, with
Rev. Frank Dearing officiating.
Interment was in Magnolia ceme-
tery at Apalachicola. Pallbearers
were B. B. Conklin, Robert Bel-
lows, Capt. John Maddox and Tom
Owens. The many beautiful floral
offerings were evidence of the love
held by everyone who knew Grand-
mother Farr.
Mrs. Farr is survived by two
brothers in Vermont; one grand-
daughter, Mrs. Sam Cullen, and
two great-granddaughters, Maxine
Sanchez and Barbara Cullen, all
of Alliance, Ohio.
4+r
COAST GUARD TO TAKE
OVER CHANNEL LIGHTS


POSTOFFICE IS

BAROMETER OF

y CITY'S GROWTH


d Increased Income of $973 Over
S. 1939 Keeps Office Safely
g In Second Class
o
Outside of the official census
, figures released last week, one of
e the best barometers of Port St.
. Joe's growth is the annual report
- of Postmaster H. A. Drake to the
r postoffice department, showing in-
Screased business from $11,995. in
1939 to $12,969 for 1940, a gain of
t $973.
This is-far above the minimum
requirement of $8000 to maintain
the office in the second class,
even after deduction of 15 per
cent from the gross total as the
actual basis for the $8000 mini-
mum. Making this deduction gives
$11,024 as the basis upon which
the office is figured-more than
30 per dent more than the lowest
amount allowed.
This keeps the office well in the
second class rating, which also
means that the office continues
upon civil service standards, with
all employes holding federal rat-
ing and drawing more liberal com-
pensatlion than was obtalanble in
former days when there was not
sufficient business to raise the of-
fice above the third class.
With the continued growth of
our postoffice we should, soon see
a federal building here, not .only
to provide quarters for the posi.
office, but to care for the-customs
office, which now operates out of
Panama City; a weather bureau
and other government offices.
The city also is urgently in need
of city mail delivery, not only to
relieve congestion at the postof-
fice but to give a service to the
city's inhabitants that is enjoyed
by cities of equal size. This, neces-
sarily would call for the number-
ing of all business establishments
and residences in the city as well
as the nnving of sidewalks to fa-







THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


THE
Published Every Fi
by The Star
W. S.

Entered as Second-c
1937, at the Postoff
under Act of March

Subscription Invari
One Year........$2.
Three Mor

-4 Tele]

The spoken word
the printed word
The spoken word b
word thoroughly con
is lost; the printed

WE'VE A
The Oakloosa IA
Crestview, last weel
page story boasting
tion gain and static
in the Third Congre
loosa. All counties
populations were ii!
of Gulf county. This
county in third pl
county been includes
ulation gain of 118.4
ten years, the pheno:
would make Okaloos
look like 'small potat
For the information
lish below the grow
Third district:
County-
Gulf
Escambia ...........
Leon
Okaloosa ....-.......
Holmes .............
Santa Rosa .........
Calhoun ........-....
Jackson ...............
Gadsden ..........
Washington -.....
Franklin county's
6,283 to 5,991; Jeffe
032; Liberty from
from 5,468 to 5,463,
to 14,246.
And furthermore,
rectly the first store
bureau preceding th
county showed the
gain than any othe
United States!
Now, if the editor
senger is the man v
rectify this error in
paper in order that
straight.

A GIFT
The U. S. senate
an outright gift 'to C
lion dollars. The ta
for the "gift" to B
World War, so we'd
is made to Britain t
"gift" to the United
islands on which ari
air and naval bases.
After all, if Engla
whip Hitler and Muw
willing to sell some
doesn't get the money
powers, the islands \
Let's not "give" E
even if she is our fir
out giving the taxpay
money, for after all t
to come out of your
we got these islands
it would be something

A westerner trains
ward. Might be big c
sell them to the
Telegraph.


OWN YOUR OWN HOME

SSTA R The importance of home ownership as an
d X L A incentive to good citizenhsip, as well as a
riday at Port St. Joe, Fla. sound investment, is being increasingly recog-
Publishing Company nized and accepted. Home ownership has so-
SMITH, Editor cial implications more fundamental than mere
stimulation of industrial or financial activity.
class matter, December 10,
cle, Port St. Joe, Florida, The thought that a natipn of home-owners is
1 3, 1879. free and democratic bears repeating, particu-
larly in these times.
ably Payable In Advance Extension of home ownership today by pri-
00 Six Months .....$1.00 vate enterprise, with aid and encouragement
from the government, is a worthy cause and
phone 51 )- a notable contribution to the stability of the
nation. Possession of its own home affords
is given scant attention; a family comfort and convenience, pride and
is thoughtfully weighed.
rarely asserts; the printed pleasure, self-confidence, stability and happi-
ivinces. The spoken word ness.
word remains.
word remains. Home ownership is not new, of course, but
there is something new about home owner-
BONE TO PICK ship toady. The way of paying for a home
Messenger, published at today is new. Neighborhood selection and
k came out with a front land planning for low-cost homes are new.
of that county's popula- New methods for constructing small homes
ig that but two counties are being developed,
:ssional District top Oka- Essentially, financing is the major problem
in the district with their of families in the lower, income brackets who
sted, with the exception contemplate building homes. Under today's
s, naturally, put Okaloosa method of financing, a small down payment
ace. However, had Gulf and one long-term mortgagee loan may f -
1 in the list with its pop- nance the cost of a home. Monthly-payments
per cent during the past not only suit the individual family's income,
menal gain we have made but they are fitted to the family's budget,
sa's 30.3 per cent increase exactly like rent..
:oes. When the home has been built or bought
in of our readers we pub- and the family begins repaying its loan, it
th of the counties in the knows exactly what the ordinary monthly
payments will amount to. Principal reduction,
1930 1940 % Gain taxes, mortgage.and hazard insurance, and in-
2,935 6,951 118.4 terest on the loan are all included in the
53,594 74,667 39.3 single payment.
23,476 31,646 34.8 Port St. Joe and the surrounding area have
9,897 12,900 30.3 seen the erection of a great number of new
12,924 15,447 19.5 homes since 1937 and a number of new homes
14,083 16,085 14.2 are now under construction or being contem-
7,298 8,218 -12.6 plated by those families who are paying rent,
31,969 34,428 7.7 for they realize .that Wvhen they rent all they
29,890 31,450 5.2 have to show for their money is a stack of
12,180 12,302 1.0 rent receipts. They can take the same amount
population dropped from of money monthly and start paying on their
:rson from 13,408 to 12,- own home.
4,067 to 3,752; Wakulla Let's make 1941 the biggest home-building
and Walton from 14,576 year Port St. Joe has ever witnessed.

if we remember cor- MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW IT, BUT-
if we remember cor-
:s sent out by the census A lot of people in Port St. Joe have never
e final tabulations, Gult before made out an income tax return, but
greatest percentage oi now they may be required to make one out
.r county in the entire in March, so you'd better be prepared.
Only those people who made returns in
r of the Okaloosa Mes- 1940 will receive the necessary blanks from
fe believe he is, he will the treasury department-and they amount
I the next issue of hi to about 7,000,000. But this year there wilt
the record may be kept be another 8,000,000 whD will. have to file
returns, though they never did before, and
they will receive no blanls. It will be up to

FOR A GIFT them to get the blanks themselves.
The reason for this is that this year every t
is talking about making individual having a gross income of $800 or c
ireat Britain of two bil- more, or married people living together with u
xpayers are still paying a combined gross income of $2000 or more,
3ritain during the first must file a return. Hitherto the figure deter- a
suggest that if this gift mining whether one filed a return was a net s
hat she in turn make a figure, now it is gross-al income regardless
States of several of the of exemptions. Probably nost of the people
e located United States expected to file a return this year will not
have to pay a tax whlm exemptions are
nd needs that money to taken and calculations mare, but the return
ssolini, she ought to be must be made nevertheless. n
thing to get it. If she The cost of all this national defense must c
y, and loses to the Axis be paid somehow, and the wage-earenr is the t
would be lost anyhow. most logical source, everything else already n
England that huge sum, having a tax on it. r
st line of defense, with- March 15 is the deadline and right now is a
years something for their not too soon to begin getting together the P
hat two billion will have necessary information and preparing to get b
pocket and mine and if the blank, fill it out and fie it.


for the "gift" at least
g in return for our cash.

Shores to gallop back-
Iough in that-if he can
Italian cavalry.-Macon


The Italians don't thiik much of ,the
"pounding parties" the Britsh serve up.

The taxidermist has an honest skin-game.

Keep smiling!


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Nineteen forty has gone to take
its place in history as one of the
awfulest years the human racb
has ever known. And we have at-
ready, begun to live in 1941. That
it promises still more disaster and
change, no one will deny,
But in spite of the terror and
destruction we see about us-in
spite of the difficulties that lie
ahead of our own great nation, it
is a great time to be alive. We
live a lifetime in a month, and
wha, used to be a century of his-
tory is made in a year. Old things
are passing away so rapidly that
we can hardly believe it. New
things, are bound to come to take
their place.
New things and better things;
not a return to the oppression and
the slavery of the dark ages. This
is the thing we must believe in
and must work for if we are to
keep our own balance and do our
part in keeping the United States
strong and free. We must not, like
frightened children, try to hide
our heads or cower in a corner un-
til the holocaust passes, but should
count ourselves fortunate to be
living and able to take some small
part during these crucial years.
As women we will not be called
upon to train for an active part
in the defense of our country. Not
many of us will even have a
chance to help produce the ma-


The Low
from
Willis Si


Editor The Star:
I see where Utah
est people in the U.


Down


wamp



has the smart-
S.A. Anyway


some psychologist says so.
I don't want to take any glbry
or honor away from Utah-I ain't
got nothing' against Utah but
psychologists, you know them.
Anything yoh want to prove, pro
or con, you get a psychologist.
The president of a big school in
Los Angeles has some ideas on
psychology. He upsets the apple-
cart of Mr. Freud. The "unspanked
generation" is what the Los An-
geles president calls the young
folks growing' up now. He has sev-
eral thousand of 'em on his hands.
He knows what he's talking' about.
The mamas and papas who have
been sending' their offspring to his
school, they can ponder. Mr. Freud
was quite a person. But even at
that, most young folks will turn
out okeh in spite of their bringing'
ip.
But Utah, there is a great state
nd it will continue to be so-
even with a psychologist on their
side.
Yours with the flu.
JO SERRA.
--- (c----
A SMILE

A smile costs nothing, but gives
nuch. It enriches those who re-
eive it, without making poorer
hose who give. It takes but a mo-
ment, but the memory of it some-
imes lasts forever. None is so
ich or mighty that he can get
long without it, and none is so
oor but that he can be made rich
y it.
A smile creates happiness in the
ome, fosters good will in busi-
ess, and is the countersign of
iendship. It brings rest to the
weary, cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad, and it is na-
ure's antidote for trouble. Yet it
annot be bought, begged, bor-
owed or stolen, for it is some-
ling that is of no value to any-


trials for this defense. But there
is something that, as women, we
invariably do, and it is important
at this time that we do it wisely
and well. That is help to create
public opinion, it matters terribly
in these days what the wives and
mothers of the men of this nation
believe in. Do, we believe in our
American freedom which rests on
a tripod of (1) civil and religious
liberty-which means our right to
say and read and write what we
please and to attend the church
we choose; (2) representative de-
mocracy-which means we elect
the men who govern us; and (3)
free private enterprise which
means we have the right to work
at the job we wish and build a
business if we please?
Or do we think perhaps the dic-
tators of Europe have found a bet-
ter way of running a country?
First of all, we must make up
our mind which way of life is best.
for us and for our children. And
having decided, we must talk and
act-aye, andi pray, each day of
1941 in such a way that our influ-
eice will be on the side of free-
dom, hope and advancement for
the individual. If we make a daily
effort to serve the cause of free-
dom, we'll stop being afraid 'and
discover that this is the most re-
markable time in all history to be
alive!


THE TATTLER


."Sees All, Knows ATl, Tells All
About Port St. Joe High School"
EDITED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS
Editor-in-Chief .......Buck Waiters
Assistant Editor.'.. Royce Gofortih
Society Editor....."The Snooper"
Sports Editor..........John Lane

GIRLS' BASKETBALL-
The girls are really in the mood
for playing basketball this year.
We have two teams which prac-
tice on theAdays that the boys
don't use the building. Miss Me-
serve consented to be our coach.
We may not be so good, but give
us a little time.

EXAMS HERE AGAIN!
Well, it's here again. You know
what we mean the quarterly
exams. This has really been a
week of misery. We studied hard
and worried until we had the test
and now we're scared pink hoping
that we don't fail. Well, anyway,
the junior class would like to ex-
tend deepest sympathy to the
school because we aren't any TOO
smart ourselves.

GOSSIP
What's this we hear about Mer-
rill having Ella Rose's picture!
Better watch out, Ella.
This fancy basketball some girls.
do play-especially Imogene.
We have noticed that Gloria
has changed her mind about Jr.
Now she's head over heels with
D. M.
Poor Susan is left out, or should
we say "dropped out"?
The juniors have a new name:
"Aunt Eva and her Jookin -Ju-
niors."
So we see Betty T. has no boy-
friend. Do you think she'll go
back to D. M.? We hope not?
Autha and Gwendolyn are doing
right fine, we notice.
Jack has fallen, so we hear.
Could it be Bernice, Jack?

one until it is given away. Some
people are too tired to give you a
smile. Give them one of yours, as
none needs a smile so much as he
who has no more to give.


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941








PAGE THREE


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY, FLORIDA


Society


SPersonals


- Churches


LANETA DAVIS, Editor


ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED ;MRS. DA E HONORED AT
Mrs. C. C. Taunton of tuis city SHOWER IN APALACHICOLA
announces the engagement of her An outstanding social event of
daughter, Murnice Lurene, to Roy last week was the miscellaneous
Fitzgerald' Gaskin, son of Judge shower given Wednesday evening
and Mrs. Roy S. Gaskin of Wewa- by Mrs. Lottie W. Gander and the
bitchka. Misses Louise Austin and Clyde
Brown of Apalachicola honoring
t lI Iill llillllIllllillllllll i Mrs. W. D. Dare, whose marriage
was an event of December 28 in
Apalachicola.
The party was given in the
suburban home of Mrs. Joseph P.
Hickey. The living room, sun par-
lor and reception hall were opened
ensuite and narcissi and roses
predominated in the flowers ar-
Opens Dally 2:45, Continuously ranged in the party rooms. The
Saturday 1:35 Sunday 1:45 living room was bride-like, the
ROY WILLIAMS, Manager table being overlaid with a lace
cloth. The centerpiece of paper-
SATURDAY ONLY white narcissi and white rose buds
IT NO. 1 was flanked with a miniature
bride and groom.

S I G S H The hostesses were assisted by
HIT S s- Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. H. D.
Marks, Jr., of Apaalchicola, and
tEltlrSsnmts Mrs. J. B. Gloeckler of this city,
'^ sister of Mrs. Dare.

JohnnyakBBROWN RUTH CIRCLE MEETS
'uz~JNIG~T AT CHURCH MONDAY
HIT NO. 2 The Ruth Circle of the Baptist
Missionary society met at the
)ifR WTH SI ET church Monday afternoon with
SDKEkS__I--!tAt Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon in charge.
she tooL- .44, The devotional was given by the
j./a 4.i leader, followed with prayer by
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett. Reports were
heard from various chairmen and
'ltit an excellent report received from
the personal service chairman.
SPlans were discussed for decorat-
ing the church for the rally to be
,* t,, P B held on Tuesday, January 28. The
i DENNIS O'KEEFE -, meetingg was dismissed by repeat-
Serial Thriller "KING of the ing the Mispah.
O The next mineeting will be a
ROYAL MOUNTED" Royal Service program at the
00 4 +* *4 1* .* church.
SUNDAY and MONDAY ** *
January 26 and 27 A. E.. Conklin,, left Wednesday
for Pensacola to spend several
OPENING SUNDAY NIGHT 8:30
days.
ANOTHER THRILLING x
ROMANTIC DAVIS Mrs. M. Murray and daughter
HIT PICTURE! left Wednesday for Washington,
D. C.


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METHODIST WOMEN IN
PROGRAM MEETING
The Woman's Society for Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
Church held its regular program
meeting Monday afternoon at the
church. Mrs. A. M. Jones con-
ducted a short business session at
which time Mrs. J. B. Hull was
elected recording secretary follow-
ing the resignation of Mrs. Frank-
lin Jones.
Mrs. B: T. McKnight, vice-presi-
lent and program chairman, pre-
sented the program for the after-
noon, the topic being "Sharing
Means to Health." The theme
aymn, "A Charge to Keep I Have,"
was sung and followed by the
scripture, Matthew 9:35-38, read
by the leader. Mrs. R. W. Smith
gave the meditation on "The Great
Physician," after which Mrs. G.
A. Patton gave a very inspiring
ialk on "Methodisn. and Health."
The local health situation was re-
viewed, after which the meeting
was dismissed by prayer.
*fr *
NORTHWEST COAST B. T. U.
EXECUTIVES TO MEET HERE
The Northwest Coast Baptist
Training Union association will
hold the quarterly executive com-
nittee meeting of the associational
officers in Port St. Joe next Sun-
day, January 26, at 2:30 p. m., in
the First Baptist church, according
to Mrs. Larry Evans of Wewa-
hitchka, associational secretary.
Rev. J. W. Sisemore and the
Misses Alice and Alma Baggett of
this city are officers in the organ-
ization.
ft f
MEETING DATE CHANGED
.The executive board,. of the
Woman's Club will meet Friday,
January 31, instead of January 29,
at the home of Mrs. R. W. Smith
at 3 p.m. The date has been
changed due to the meeting of the
district health council here on
January 29.

Mrs. H. G. Hughes has returned
to her home in Birmingham, Ala.,
after spending a week here as the
guest of her son-in-law and' daugh-
ter,, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism.

Mrs. W. D. Dare and Mrs. J. B.
Gloeckler spent Wednesday of last
week in Apalachicola.

Mrs. Hoke Larkin of Bristol
spent the week-end here visiting
her husband.

Mrs. B. B. Conklin spent Wed-
nesday in St. AndrSws, 'the guest
of her mother, Mrs: M. J. Thomp-
son.

POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I herewith announce my candi-
dacy for the office of City Com-
missioner. of the City of Port St.
Joe, subject to the will of the
voters at the municipal election
February 18. If elected I will
work for the best interests of Port
St. Joe and her citizens. Your
vote and support will be appreci-
ated. Respectfully,
HORACE W. SOULE


FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby anonun:e my candidacy
for re-election to tie office of City
Commissioner of Port St. Joe, sub-
ject to the will the city election February 18. If
returned to office, I promise to
carry on the affal's of the city in
the same manner as T have In the
past, always working for the ad-
vancement and betterment of the
community and for the best Inter-
est. of the peopL. On my past
record I respectfully solicit the
vot ..and support of the electors
of Port 't, 'Joe. ..
J. L. SHARIT


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TO THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. Willard Gilbert entertained
the members of the Thursday Af-
ternoon Bridge club at her home
on Long avenue yesterday. Nar-
cissi decorated the living room
where two tables were in progres-
sion. At the conclusion of play,
high and cut prizes were awarded
after which delectable refresh-
ments were served by the hostess,
assisted by Mrs. W. M. Howell.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Born, Monday, January 20, to
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism at their
home in this city, a son.

Mrs. W. A. Smith and baby
daughter were dismissed from a
Panama City hospital Saturday.

Mr.. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton and
children, Merita and Leonard, Jr.,
returned Monday from Mobile,
where they visited relatives for
several days.


Mrs. J. L. Strong and Mrs. A.
D. Thompson and small daughter
have returned to their homes in
bavananh, Lua., after spending ten
days here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Jones and family.
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'The Letter'Tells

A Strange Story

Somerset Maugham'. Dramatic
Masterpiece Coming to
Port Theater

That fascinating, tantalizing and
dangerous Bette Davis. is back on
the screen with "The Letter," W.
Somerset Maugham's great drama
of a woman's heart, playing Sun-
day and Monday at the Port thea-
ter.
"The Letter" tells a strange
story of a beloved and sheltered
woman who murders a man in cold
blood, pumping his body full of
bullets from her husband's gun.
Why did she do it? She tells her
husband that she did it to defend
her honor. But it seems there was
a letter in her handwriting ad-
dressed to the murdered man and
in possession of his widow. If


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The following claims against the
city were passed and ordered paid
at the meeting of the board of
city commissioners Tuesday eve-
ning:
General Fund
City Treasury .............$ 20.00
City Treasury .............. 189.54
M. G. Lewis Garage ...... 12.87
H. and W. B. Drew Co..... 6.88
City Water Dept .......... 21.23
Florida Power Corp. ...... 48,25
The Sentinel .............. 2.00
Kelly's Cafe .............. 23.50
St. Joe Hardware Co. ..... 5.66
St. Joe Motor Co.......... 115.20
Standard Oil Co........... 54.38
W. D. Dare ............. 213.00
J. L. Sharit ................ 40.00
City Service Garage ..... 2.50
St. Joe Telephone Co. .... 24.27
Gulf Oil Corp. ............ 85.86
Water and Sewer Fund
Gulf Hardware Co. ..........$ 9.32
The Star ................. 7.50
Florida Power Corp. ...... 153.00
City Treasury ............ 34.89
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A report from Norway says that-
it ,takes :. eight- tinmesf i s ..mu
dressing material for wounds that
are caused by bombs as for as aimi-
lar number of industrial wounds.
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The Dutch elm disease has de-
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that letter were to show uD in
court there could be no other ver-.
diet than '"gtiltj." But down in
the Chinese quarters of Singapore
there is a mysterious tranasction
under cover of night, and on the
day of thetrial there is no sign of,
the letter. t
These are the ingredients of the
drama. Bette Davis is the central
figure about which it revolves.
Herbert Marshall is the husband,
James Stephenson the lawyer who
sacrifices his personal integrity to
save the life of his friend's wife.
Gale Sondergaard is the woman
who hold's the letter. To tell more
of the story would lessen its tre-
mendous impact as it unfolds on
the screen in all its dramatic in-
tensity.


Claims Allowed


NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the
registration books of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
all qualified electors who are qual-
ified under Ordinances No. 35X
and 70X and Chapter 18816, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1937.
Said books will be opened on
January 29, 1941, and will remain
open for registration purposes un-
til February 7, 1941, between the
hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12
M.. and 2 o'clock P. M. until 5
o'clock P. M. each day except Sun-
days and holidays. All persons
desiring to register shall call at
the City. Hall for such purpose.
Signed:
M. P. TOiMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk as Regis-
tration Officer, City of Port St.
Joe. 1-17 2-7


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF,
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN CHANCERY
Caroline Bruner Smick, plaintiff,
vs. S. Layton Smick, defendant.
The State of Florida:
To: S. Layton Smick, c/o Boys Vo-
iational School, Corner Illinois and
Arctic Avenues, Atlantic City, New
Jersey.
It is hereby ordered that you are
required to appear on the 3rd day
of February, 1941, before the above
entitled court, to the bill of com-
plaint filed against you in the
above entitled cause, and. The Star
is hereby designated as the news-
paper in which this order shall be
published once a week for four
consecutive weeks.
WITNESS the Honorable E. C.
Welch and Ira A. Hutchison as
Judges of this court and the seal
of this qourft,n the City of We-
wah'ltchkka' tfl Couhty; Florl-l,:-
this 31st dy of December, 1940.
'J. R. HUNTER,
(Court Seal) Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.


E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plaintiff.


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February 18, 1941.
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