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The Star-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the 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-
est growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1941 NUMBER 18
To Register For
To Show Capability and Availabil.
ity In Case Their Services
Might Be Needed
All World War veterans in Port
St. Joe and Gulf county, irrespec-
tive of whether they belong to
any veterans' organization, are
asked by Post Commander T. M.
Schneider of Gulf County Post 116,
American Legion, to register on
February 22, Washington's Birth-
day, in a national drive by the
American Legion to compile a na-
tional defense file for potential na-
tional emergency service.
Registration will be done at the
Legion Hut in Port St. Joe, which
will be open all day and part of
the evening on February 22. Stress
is laid by Commander Schneider
on the importance that ALL vet-
erans avail themselves of this op-
portunity of getting on a roster
which will show the registrant's
capability and availability in case
his services might be needed. The
veteran incurs no liability by
registering, but those who register
will be classified and the informa-
tion thus obtained turned over to
duly constituted authorities in the
event of a critical national emer-
Say Ship Canal Is
Vital for Defense
.Is Necessary for Shipping Between
Caribbean Sea and Gulf In
Event of War
Describing t he Florida ship
canal as a "vital element In our de-
fense," Senators Andrews and
Pepper will urge congress to enact
legislation providing for its im-
mediate construction and prompt
"In the event of the United
States' involvement in a war in
this h'emispnere," they said, "the
navy would have a difficult and
hazardous task in protecting ship-
ping in the Florida Straits between
the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of
The new canal bill will call for a i
sea-level canal, 33 feet deep, 400 l
feet wide in the Ocala cut, and 600 -
feet wide in the approaches and
In the St. Johns, Oklawaha and r
Withlacoochee rivers. The esti- c
mated cost is $160,000,000. a
"The construction across the
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FRIDAY IS LAST
DAY TO REGISTER b
The Star calls the attention t
of residents of the city to the t
fact that Friday, February 7, is I
the last day on which to regis- a
ter in order to participate in the b
municipal election on February t
18. The registration books are a
open from 9 a. m. and 12 m. and g
2 p. m. and 5 p. m, at the city
Anyone who did not register
for the last city election must
do so if they want to vote in
-the forthcoming election. m
To Leave for South Florida .
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller and p
High Praise To
St. Joe Hi Band
For Part Taken In Inauguratioi
Ceremonies at Tallahassee
Howell Hampton, director of the
Port St. Joe High School band, re
ceived from Governor Spessard L
Holland the following letter of ap
preciation of the part played by
the local musical organization in
his inaugural parade in Tallahas
see on January 7. The young peo-
ople of Port St. Joe are naturally
much pleased at this recognition.
They enjoyed their part in the
ceremonies and are glad to have
contributed to -the success of the
The letter appears in full below:
"Mr. Howell Hampton, Director,
"Port St. Joe High School Band,
"Port St. Joe, Florida.
"Dear Mr. Hampton-Just a note
to tell you how greatly my family
and I appreciated your participa-
tion in the inaugural parade in
Tallahassee on January 7. The in-
clemency of the weather was en-
tirely offset by the color and splen-
did music of the various partici-
pating band's, among which your
band was one of the outstanding
ones. Please accept my expres-
sions of gratitude for your part in
making this occasion an unforget-
"With kindest personal greet-
ings to yourself and all members
of your band, I remain,
"SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Home Guard To
Be Formed Soon
City Commission Agrees to Spon-
sor Unit In City At Request
Of Legion Post
According to word received in
Port St. Joe from Tallahassee, or-
ganization of a state home guard
to assume civil defense duties va-
cated when the National Guard
went into active service will be-
The home guard' will be estab-
lished and directed, under author-
.ty of present federal and state
aw, by Major-General Albert H.
Landing of Bartow.
Some home guard units have al-
ready been organized in various
counties, including Gulf county.
and these will be asked to reor-
ganize under the state' central
S. L. Barke, member of the local
American Legion Post, appeared
before the city commissioners at
their meeting Tuesday night with
he request that the city sponsor
he home guard unit here, as the
Legion did not hold the necessary
authority This action was taken
by the board, which also granted
he use of the Centennial building
.s an armory for use of the or-
(Continued on Page 4)
WOMAN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR
"HOT DOG" SALE SATURDAY
Mrs. W. A. Roberts, Jr., chair-
nan of the Department of Ameri-
an Homes of the Port St. Joe
Woman's Club, will with her de-
lartment sponsor a "hot dog"
Mr. and Mrs.. Nick Comfotrer ex- sale Saturday, February 8, in order
.pect to leave Sh'nday for Tampa to raise 'funds to'carry out some
to spend several days. of the plans for this department.
POSTER TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY WOMAN'S CLUB
Junior ClaRs Play
To Be Next Week
"No Fooling" Will Be Presented
At High School Auditorium
Thursday, February 13
The junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school has finally got
down to work and, set Ihe date for
Woman's Club to
Food Is As Vital To Defense As
Are Weapons, Says Depart-
The American Homes Depart-
ment of the Port St. Joe Woman's
Club, of which Mrs. W. A. Roberts,
Jr., is chairman, is developing
plans for a campaign for ."home
defense gardens." in this section.
"Europe offers tragic proof that
food is as vital to defense as are
weapons," said Mrs. Roberts.
"Every.country now at war has
broken down in its, efforts to keep
the food supply at normal. When
armies are in training and indus-
try is forced to concentrate upon
munitions, the problems of food
transportation may become more
difficult than those of food produc-
tion. Home gardens producing
food f. o. b. the kitchen door, help
solve both these problems."
A committee on defense gardens
will be formed by the club to
inaugurate ways and means. to per-
suade every amateur gardener
who has a suitable garden plot to
grow vegetables for family con'-:
sumption. This committee will also
recommend ways. in which flowers
may be planted to border the
vegetables to create beauty as well
Two Candidates In "Our country is preparing to de-
fehtn itself from attack," .aid iMrbs
Commission R a ceR Roberts, "and every American has
Seen called upon to contribute to
-- the extent of his ability to that
Soule and Sharit Only Ones To end.
Qualify for Board Seat; Poll
Holders Are Named
In spite of rumors that there
would be at least one more candi-
date in the race for the seat on
"Every home in Port St. Joe
which has space in which vege-
tables can be grown can make an
important contribution to defense,
as in the years 1917-19. In our
view this help is even more needed
tneir play, "No Fooling," as the board of city commissioners than it was, then.
Thursday evening, Feb:uary 13, in to be made vacant by the expira- "Home vegetable gardens-have
the high school audibrium. Ad- tion of Mayor J. L. Sharit's term, been on the decline in recent
mission will be ten and twenty five February 3, the last day for can- years, while commercial vegetable
cents. didates to qualify, passed without production has increased, the in-
This three-act comely will keep further entries, leaving Mayor crease being concentrated in the
you in suspense all tie way thru Sharit and Horace Soule the only extreme South and West, from
as Joan, one of the main char- two contenders, which green vegetables, are shipped
acters, gets, into a bitger jam in There doesn't seem to be a to the large centers of population.
a minute than she cal get out of great deal of politicking going on "Any interference with this high
in a year. There is a new law by supporters in either camp, but speed transportation, or with the
that every couple fcumn In the it is anticipated that things will labor supply in growing sections,
park after ten must narry, and- liven up a few days before the bal- will immediately reduce supplies
well, we won't tell yaL any more, lots are cast on February 18. to our industrial centers aad, mobil-
you must see it for ioursel', and The city commissioners at their ization camps. Obviously this is
we're sure you'll agr!e that it is meeting Tuesday night named the a most dangerous situation, from
more than worth you' money. following as poll holders for the a defense point of view.
The cast of characters follows: [election: Mrs. C. C. Taunton, Mrs. "There is no time to be lost, as
Dinah ........ Margiret Coleman A. D. Lawson, Mrs. D. B. Lay and right now is the time to be pre-
.Mr. Burton .... BilliqMontgomery W. J. Belin. paring the soil for planting, other-
Prunella ........ Suan Saunders ---- ---- wise the opportunity to strengthen
Joan ........... Maigene Smith STAR O ICE TO BE our food front will have been
Hall Merrick ...... salmonn Smith C D 'L lost, and the emergency may be
Mrs. Merrick ..... Iauline Smith CLOSED 'TIL MONDAY upon us."
Gail .......... Bernbe Schneider The campaign to be undertaken
Malcolm ..... Corneius Kirkland The Star office wll be closed by the Woman's Club is part of a
Molly ............. IFyce Goforth fm day morning e to th ct national campaign to have five
Frank ............ dwin McGill Monday morning due to the fact million home defense gardens un-
Tom ........... AuEa Soderberg that the force, wonils of Ye derway by spring for the growing
Lupe ....... Marguite Williams Ed and his fraud, will be guests
Lupe ....... argeite Williams of the Florida State Fair associ- of vegetables to be eaten by the
Philip Weatherington .. action at Tampa during that time. owners' families,
...................Foy Scheffer nation atTampa during that time. The co-operation of every citizen
Mr. Beach ....... Yilbur Darcey It isn't often that the editor in Port St. Joe is asked in this
The junior class as a whole gets an opportunity to take a undertaking. From time to time
hopes that everyone will co-oper- four-day vacation all n one articles will be published in The
ate with them an.d hip make this um w co s r e Star on these home defense gar-
play a big success. Bach member fact that the paper comes out a dens, pointing out what to plant,
of the class will be selling tickets day ahead of time this week- when to plant and, how to beautify
so be sure and buyyours in ad- and we probably overlooked your garden patch.
vance and enjoy wit! many others lot of spicy news.--
two hours of real eEertainmest. *t BUILDING PERMIT ISSUED
-- PORT NEWS A building permit was issued
Marlanna Vitors S.S. Gulfmaid, of the Gulf Oil this week to A. D. Lawson for con-
Mr. and Mrs. Ala Holden and Corp., sailed Saturday morning af- struction of a two-story brick
Mrs. Gifford Bowel 'of. Marlanna ter discharging a cargo of 80,000 store building at the corner of
were the week-end ues:ts of Mr. barrels of gasoline to the South- Third street and Reid avenue, to
and Mrs. B. E. KeMey. eastern Pipelin Comnany .t... tcnnn
rQ.UIA Cj'LLU C"W a .V
*Prol-ecl- qour family's health and
contribute to preparedness bq eatifn
vegetables grown in qour own back qard.
Fmd' fAs takes a
load oFF man power and transportation
and helps keep down the cost of living.
J !PLAn noD PLOa T EARme
FOR WHATEVER mA4 COmlE
This is a reproduction of the handbills to be distributed by the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club in their campaign for "Defense Gardens."
- -7 M' *
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,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-4* Telephone 51 C--
The spoken word is given scaut 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.
TRY TO KEEP OUR MONEY AT HOME!
In the past there weeks there has been
about a carload of mail-order catalogs pass
through the Port St. Joe postoffice, each of
them costing their companies about $1.50.
These catalogs have gone into the homes of
residents of this section and from them will
be selected thousands of dollars worth of
merchandise which could just as well be pur-
chased from the merchants of Port St. Joe.
But it won't be, for various reasons, among
them being the fact that the local merchants
do not advertise their wares (better than
the merchandise offered by the mail-order
houses, and in most cases at the same price
when the postage or freight is figured in)
and as a consequence the "wish book" con-
cerns get gobs of business out of our city.
A Chicago newspaper the other day carried
the following story: "Prices in the new 1941
spring and summer general catalog of Sears
Roebuck & Co., which was put in the mail
today, show an average decrease of 0.92 per
cent from those of the spring and summer
catalog of a year ago. Compared with the
1940 fall and winter catalog, however, an av-
erage increase of 0.63 per cent is shown.
"A survey of the big book indicates that
Sears' prices have lagged somewhat behind
the upward trend of the nation's commodity,
wholesale and'retail prices and even further
behind the advance in payrolls.
"The current edition consists of about 7,-
000,000 copies. The book weighs about five
pounds and the whole edition about 17,500
By an interesting coincidence, another Chi-
cago newspaper, on the same day, carried a
promotional ad of one of the big banks which
reproduced an ad it had published in 1920.
That ad, telling of the commercial progress
of Chicago, featured the fact that "the two
largest mail order houses in the world"' were
"selling $400,000,000 of goods a year by mail."
At the bottom of the ad appeared this state-
"Since the advertisement reproduced above
first appeared, the Chicago mail order indus-
try has developed into a great retail distribu-
tive structure, nation-wide in scope, with a
score of mail order plants and hundreds of
retail stores today doing a business of more
than $1,500,000,000 a year."
Do these two items mean anything to the
merchants and residents of Port St. Joe and
Gulf county? How much money has gone
out of this county during the past 20 years
and how much will go out this year toward
building this business that does a volume of
"more than $1,500,000,000 a year"?
Outside of boosting postoffice receipts to
a certain extent, this money spent with the
mail-order houses does Port St. Joe no good.
It does not help to keep up our city and
county government, it doesn't build our roads,
it doesn't keep up our schools nor- our
churches. The fact of the matter is, it helps
destroy our city and county, for if that money
were spent at home, the results would be
greater prosperity here and greater expansion
of our city.
This matter of trading with mail-order cont-
cerns has always been a sore spot with the
editor of The Star, and we have been fight-
ing against it for years-and we will con-
tinue to fight against it with our last breath.
BOY SCOUT WEEK
Striking an encouraging note in the world
unrest today has been the extended work of
the Boy Scouts of America, the world's larg-
est youth organization. February 7 to 13 has
officially been designated as Boy Scout Week
and in honor of the occasion men and boys
in this group have pledged themselves to fol-
low a program of strengthening and invigor-
ating democracy in the United States. A nine-
point program stressing self-reliance and
ability to react in times of emergency has
been undertaken by more than a million and
a half members of the Boy Scout movement.
American democracy is in the spotlight to-
day. While the youth of the United States is
being trained in a non-military fashion, not
only to meet the exigencies of a war-time
emergency, but also to meet the complexities
of a peace-time existence, worried Americans
may well relax their fears for the future.
WEST FLORIDA GETS AIR STATION
Word comes out of Washington that a
new army air training station is to be located
at Panama City. It is reported that $2,000,-
000 will be spent on preparing the field and
housings for the institution. The plans con-
template the purchase of 25,000 acres of land
by the government.
This, if true, is the most important develop-
ment step in many months for this section.
If the present training program becomes per-
manent, and air forces grow in importance
in our military equipment, as they doubtless
will, this means a permanent growing insti-
This is in line with the defense principle
that protected coasts are the proper places
for bases, buildings and training. In this re-
spect the north Gulf coast is ideal. It is far-
thest from the high seas, nearest to sources
of supply, blessed with an all-year climate,
and best defended by contemplated Atlantic
Defense will doubtless be the nation's big-
gest business for years to come. This is
doubly true of our country which is rich in
all that other nations want, which is the
champion of a system of government feared
and hated by many nations, and isolated by
its own traditional policy while reaching out
into disputed areas in bcth the Atlantic and
the Pacific.--Iolmes Comnty Advertiser.
GOOD EXECUTIVE SENSE
The good executive selects qualified depart-
lmnt heads and holds th.m accountable but
leaves them free to handed details according
to tleir \own\ judgment. That is what Gover-
nor Ilolland is doing. He announced recently
that he would leave his department heads
free to select personnel fcr the respective de-
i,.v so d(ing, the governor relieves himself
df ( ittils which would c-isumne time needed
for larger issues. Equall- important is the
fact that his policy enables each department
head to chose workers ')est fitted to meet
the requirements of the Apartment and whoi
are most likely to work O-operatively under
the supervision of the detirtment head.
It would be greatly upsetting to a depart-
iment head if he had to hiei every filing clerk
and stenographer w1ho appeared in his office
with a note from the ievernor.-Lakeland
Well, Old Man Groundlog came out and
saw his shadow, so we're'upposed to have a
late spring. The weather bureau says the
groundhog has been wroiT most of the time
for the past 50 years--bu then, they've got
to keep down competition by fair means or
They knew little then c vitamins, but the
old-time recipe started offwith "take a quart
of thick cream and 15 egs"-Atlanta Con-
WOMAN'S CLUB WILL
FORM LITERARY CIRCLE
On Wednesday, February 12, at
the home of Mrs. Floyd Hunt, the
department of American Citizen-
ship and International Relations of
the Port St. Joe Woman's Club, of
wnich Mrs. Claude Adams is
chairman, will conduct a current
atfairs contest. A $5 book will be
given as, a prize to the one mak-
ing highest score if there are as
many as 25 contestants.
On the same afternoon a Liter-
ary Circle will be organized from
the Department of American Citi-
zenship and International Rela-
tions, Department of Education and
the Department of Fine Arts. This
circle will study current affairs
and review new books,. Everyone
interested. is cordially invited to
attend this meeting.
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
Peggy and Mrs. Sammie Davis
spent Saturday in Gordon, Ala.,
visiting friends andi relatives.
Mrs. J. W. Smith of Sumatra ar-
rived Tuesday to spend several
days here as the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Smith.
Mrs. H. D. Marks of Apalachi-
cola was the guest several days
last week of Mr. and Mrs. George
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby given that the
regular municipal election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
for the City of Port St. Joe will
be held in the City Hall in the
City of Port St. Joe on Tuesday,
February 18, 1941.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P.
M., Eastern Standard Time.-
1-17 M. P. TOMLINSON,
2-14 City Auditor and Clerk.
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.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk as Regis-
tration Officer, City of Port St.
Joe. 1-17 2-7
Notice is hereby given that G.
R. MADDOX, as Guardian of the
persons and estates of ICHARI
\MADDOX and 21EO2;2 MAIDDIiOX.
minors, will, on the 21st day ol
February, 1941, at the hour of ton
o'clock A. M., inl thle fore,,noo, or
as S0oon thereafter as I mnay be
hear:!, make application to tihe
County Judge of ( ill County, F'lor
ida, at his office inu ewapilcika.
Florida, for authority to sell at i'ri-
vate sale, the interest of said mi-
nors, of the following described
real estate, situate and being in
Gull County, Florida, to-wit:
East half of Southwest Quar-
ter. less three /;1) acres inl
Southwest corner of Soullteast
Quarter of Southwest Quarter.
West of Locky Branch: also
that part of the Northwest
Quarter of Southwest Quarter
l;,ing 'ast and South ofr Locky
Branch in Section Twenty-
eight (2S); also Northeast
Quarter of Northwest Quarter,
lesS three (3) acres in Section
Thirty-three (33), Township
Five i;) South, RIanLce Nine
(I) West; also Southeast Quar-
ter of Northwest Quarter;
Southwest Quarter of Nor th-
east Quarter, less five (.5)
ae';' in Southeast corner of
Som'thwest QnartPr of North-
east Quarter, Section Two (2)
Township Four (41 South.
Range Ten (10) West: also
SLots Three (3) to Twenty-two
(22) inclusive, Block B, Mad-
dox Sub., Section Thirteen (13)
Township Eight (81) South,
Range Eleven (11) West.
G. R. MADDOX,.
As Guardian of the. persons and
estates of Richard Maddox and
George *Maddox, minors.
SOCIETY IN MEETING
The regular business meeting of
the Baptist Missionary Society
was held in the church Monday
afternoon with Mrs. W. H. Howell
presiding. The meeting opened
with song, "Jesus Saves," followed
with the devotional psalm and
prayer by Mrs. Charles McClellan.
Reports of circles, chairmen and
standing committees, of Young
Peoples Work were received'. A
new chairman, Mrs. C. L. Fain,
was added for the 100,000 Club.
Next Monday's meeting was an-
nounced, the regular Bible study
to be held at the church, after
which the meeting was dismissed
by repeating the Mispah.
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-
HORACE W. SOULE
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby anonunce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of City
Commissioner of Port St. Joe, sub-
ject to the will of the voters at
the city election February 18. If
returned to office, I promise to
carry on the affairs 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-
ests of the people. On my past
record I respectfully solicit the
vote and support of the electors
of Port St. Joe.
J. L. SHARIT
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
At All Leadi'g ..:.ists
G l l f Co.. i '.s
The Gulf County Dairy is the
only dairy now being oper-
ated in Gu!f county, ill other
m i !k distributors bringing
the'r products into the county
from outside sources.
Pat;onize a HOME dairy!
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
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1941
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOEi, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,~~ ~~ FERUR 7, 1941 T4 STAR, PTT.OE LFCUYLRIDAPG HE
JUNIOR B. T. U. ENJOY
PARTY AT PARK
The Junior B. T. U. of the Bap-
tist church, chaperoned by Miss
Eva Meserve, enjoyed a delightful
party in the Port Inn Park Thurs-
day evening of last week. Games
were played after which weiners
and marshmallows were roasted
and hot chocolate served to about
fifteen young people.
Robert Robinson of New York,
formerly of this city, is a visitor
in town this week.
Make Us YOUR Food
"Prices Right-Clerks Polite"
Clarence Pridgeon, 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
Psr ie ,0 C ..
AMAZING! FUN! EXCITING
Easy, simple, you can be an
expert GYPSY-DOODLER in 30
seconds, racked with a thrill a
Sminote; 2 to 8 can play. Com-
r plete. No cards, no dice, no
-!- tbeelse. A game of skill, but
Snck can winl Now introduced
by mal for only 50c. Mail the
coupon. You must be thrilled
with GYPSY-DOODLE or return
it for your money back
MAIL THIS INTRODUCTORY COUPON
I Care Co-Oporative Features,
S360 N. Mlchigan Ave.,
I Enclosed Is 50c. Send GYPSY-DOODLE and I
I Leap-A-Long, potpald today. I
---- -=a Wm Ima m n iw i Iw
WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
held its annual business meeting
and election of officers Wednes-
day afternoon with the president,
Mrs. R. W. Smith in the chair and
Mrs. Victor Johnson, acting secre-
Mrs. R. R. Minus, chairman of
the committee on heating the Cen-
tennial building, reported that the
committee has, with other civic or-
ganizations, succeeedd in securing
a heating system for the main au-
ditorium and the clubrooms.
Mrs. Floyd Hunt and Mrs. B. E.
Kenney were appointed to arrange
a series of bridge parties for each
month until June. Mrs. Victor
Johnson and Mrs. Franklin Jones
were appointed to select and
coach a play. Announcement of
the club institute to be held Feb-
ruary 17 in Chipley was made and
of the current affairs contest on
February 12 at the home of Mrs.
The nominating committee, Mrs.
W. A. Roberts, chairman, Mrs. F.
Maddox and Mrs. Hunt, presented
the names of the following offi-
cers, who were elected for the
1941-42 club year: President, Mrs.
R. W. Smith;' vice-president, Mrs.
W. L. Bragg; recording secretary,
Mrs. V. R. Johnson; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. F. A. LeHardy;
treasurer, Mrs. B. E. Kenney;
critic, Mrs. Robert Tapper; par-
,iamentarian, Mrs. R. R. Minus.
Four new members were voted
into membership, being Mrs. H. H.
Saunders, Mrs. J. W. Trawick,
Mrs. T. V. Morris and Mrs.. B. E.
Kenney, Jr. These make a total of
25 new members for the 1940 year.
:Mrs. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., gave a
delightful review of Ethel Vance's
Refreshments were served by
the hostesses, Mrs. Minus, Mrs. A.
J. Navarre, Mrs. Albert Gangneiux,
Mrs. Jon Stapleton and Mrs. D. B.
Mrs. W. A. Roberts, Jr., took
charge of the campaign for de-
fense gardens and, with her com-
mittee, will inaugurate a drive for
more gardens in Port St. Joe.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Bernal are
announcing the arrival of a 91/-
pound son on February 1. He has
been named Richard Carter.
B OA A D
BY THE :' -,7-
Open to the Publii,
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2 ........ 35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 .. ......35
:RS. M. O. FREEMAN
Coiner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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METHODIST WOMEN TO
ORGANIZE SERVICE GUILD
The Woman's Society for Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
church met in the church Monday
for its monthly business meeting.
with Mrs. A. M. Jones presiding
and Mrs. R. W. Smith as acting
Mrs. Jones read a Psalm for the
devotional. The song, "I Need Thee
Every Hour," was. ung, followed
by the Lord's Prayer. The regular
business of the organization was
attended to and Mrs. Patton dis-
missed the meeting with prayer.
The Wesleyan Service Guild is
to be organized Friday evening,
Februaryy 7, at the home of Mrs.
A. M. Jones. She will be assisted
by Mrs. G. A. Patton, Mrs. J. L.
Temple, Mrs. A. M. Jones, Jr., and
Mrs. R. W. Smith. This guild is
an organization for business wo-
men, and all who are interested
are cordially invited.
The circles will meet Monday as
follows: Circle One with Mrs. B.
H. Smith; Circle Two with Mrs.
J. L. Temple; Circle Three with
Mesdames Teel and Hewitt.
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
and battered desk by the promise
of an entertaining evening of
pinochle, the editor was indeed
surprised to find a group of friends
gathered to pay homage to his
graying locks, and even more sur-
prised when a beautifully decor-
ated birthday cake, solidly topped
with lighted candles, was placed
on the table in front of him. He
was also the recipient of many
handsome and useful gifts.
The Christmas home was beau-
tifully decorated in the Valentine
motif for the occasion, and potted
plants added to the decorations.
Bridge and other games were
enjoyed by the guests and, prizes
awarded as follows: Mrs. Joe
Hauser, high for ladies; Mrs. D.
C. Smith, low; Mrs. J. Grimsley,
cut; Mr. Christmas, high for men;
Mr. Grimsley, low; Mr. Smith, cut.
Following the awarding of prizes
delicious refreshmetns were served
by the hostesses.
Enjoying the affair and wishing
the honoree many more happy
birthdays were Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Grims'ley, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tram
mell, Miss Caroline Trammell, Mrs
D. C. Smith, Mrs. J. Lilienfeld,
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Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fleischel, Jr., Mrs. J. nauser, ivi r. n.u s Cuuur.,
entertained -the Saturday Night Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Christmas and
Supper club at their home on Gar- Ye Ed an.d Mrs. Smith.
prison avenue last week. Varicolored *
'lowers placed at vantage points ST. JOSEPH'S ALTAR
attractively decorated the home for SOCIETY NOMINATES
the occasion. The supper was The regualr meeting for nomina-
served buffet style, after which tion of officers of the St. Joseph's
arris were enjoyed. Altar Society was heiM Monday
Those on the guest list included afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward, Mr. and Chester Edwards.
Mrs. B. E. Kenney, Mr. and Mrs. Nominations were as follows:
B. E. Kenney, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. Mrs. Madeline Whitaker, presi-
iH. Snunders, Mlr. and Mrs. E. Clay dent; Mrs. J. J. Darcey, vice-presi-
Lewis, Jr., Bill Edwards, Stanley dent; Mrs. Robert Tapper, sec-
Sheip, S. L. Barke and George rotary; Mrs. Norman Allemore,
Tapper. treasurer; Miss Carpentier, his-
Sto :i ; Mrs. Murphy Brown, pub-
MRS. HOWELL ENTERTAINS li r'- chairman.
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB After the business the hostess
Mirs. WV. ?M. Howell entertained served tea, coffee and cake to
the members of the Thursday Af- members present.
ternoon Bri.oge club this week at. f
her home on Long avenue. Sea- Joe Mira spent the week-end in
sonal flowers decorated the living Ppnascolta visiting his wife and
room wleere two tabes were in daughter.
progress. At the conclusion of
:)iay, prizes were awarded, after Mrs. S. B. Witt of Apalachicola
which the. hostess served delect- visited friends in this city Thurs-
able refreshments. of last week.
COMING 10 THE PORT THEATRE SOON
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Vivien Leigh, whoplays the part of Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With
the Wind," which will play Sunday and Monday, February 16 and
17 at the Port Thetre. There will be two shows Sunday, at 2 and
8 p. m., and three hows Monday, at 12, 4 and 8. This is the original
picture, full-!engthwith nothing cut but the price.
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Opens Daily 2:45, Continuously
Saturday 1:35 Sunday 1:45
ROY WILLIAMS, Manager
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February 9 and 10
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SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY chants have just what you want.
W. S. Smith, editor of The Star,
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birthday party Tuesday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Christmas, with Mrs. Christmas
and Mrs. W. S. Smith acting as
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1941
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SHARKS TAKE APALACHICOLA;
TO PLAY ALTHA HERE FRIDAY
The fast St. Joe Hi Sharks de-
feated the Apalachicola basketball
i:am at the Centennial auditorium
Tue.'sday night by a score of 32 to
16. The locals took the lead early
and held it throughout the game.
Forehand and Fain field high
score honors for St. Joe, while De-
Cosmo and Maxwell led the Ap-
The Sharks meet a strong Altha
team here Fridiay night at the
Centennial auditorium, the game
stErting at S o'clock. Admission
will be 10 and 25 cents and the
public is urged to turn out and
root for the home boys.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sisemore and
children and Mrs. A. E. McCaskey
acconipanied Mrs. Dameron to Mo-
bile, Ala., Saturday on her return
trip to Amarilla, Texas. She had
spent several weeks in this city as
the guest of the Sisemores.
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iDr. Kildare Again
Coming To Port
Robert Young Joins Ayers and
Barrymore In Sixth of
With Robert Young as. guest
star with Lew Ayres, Lionel
Barrymore and Laraine Day, "Dr.
Kildare's Crisis" brings a dramatic
new addition to the popular medi-
cal-mystery series. The new pic-
ture will play Tuesday only at the
Young plays a new character as
Miss Day's brother who develops
a mental condition diagnosed as
epilepsy, breaking up mie romance
between his sister and Dr. Jimmy
Kildare. The girl, knowing the
malady to be hereditary, refuses
to marry Ayres. Lionel Barry-
more, as the veteran Dr. Gilles-
pie, finds the medical clew that
solves their problem and permits
the romance to continue.
Amid comedy sequences, such as
Barrymore's donning his ancient
college finery and singing songs to
a mandolin, there are tense dira-
matic moments and poignant emo-
For the first time in history, a
human heart is seen actually beat-
ing, through new developments in
X-ray and camera technique, and
modern hydrotherapy for infantile
paralysis victims is demonstrated
by Ayres and little Bobs Watson
with authentic equipment.
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northern portion of the Florida
peninsula of a shorter and far
more protected route for Gulf,
Caribbean and Panama Canal traf-
fic, which has been advocated.for
over a century, should be com-
pleted without further delay," the
While they are satisfied that no
basis existed for fears that water
supplies of South Florida would be
endangered, the senators said their
bill would contain a provision "for
the building of any control works
which our army engineers may
deem advisable to prevent any ap-
preciable harmful effect on the
A pro-canal delegation from
Flolrida headed by Major-General
Charles P. Summerall, retired
former arm3 chief of staff; Walter
Coachman f the ship canal au-
thority, and.H. H. Buckman of the
Gulf- Atlantic Canal association.
are in, Wasington to mass their
forces behird the new canal legis-
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member 31, 1940, would be granted Members of the 15-man defense
a 2/2 per cent wage bonus, effec- council set up to co-ordinate civil
tiive February 1, '1941. and military services in Florida
In the special notice sent to em- in event of emergency, voted to
polyes of the Port St. Joe branch request the Army Fourth Corps
of the corporation, Mr. Higgins Area commander and the Sixth
expressed the reason for the bo- Naval District commander to as-
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