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.The. Star--Flordas fafttet grow-
Ing little newspaper--dedicated to
the betterment and uprullding of
the Gity 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 fatt.
est growing little city. .In
the heart of the pine belt.
VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1941 NUMBER 28
House Passes Gulf
County Bill Over
Veto of Gov. Cone
Designates 28 Roads As State
Roads; Other Bills Introduced
By Representative Lewis
Tuesday's session of the legisla-
ture saw Representative E. Clay:
Lewis Jr., of Gulf county bring up
for consideration House Bill No.
655 of the 1939 session which was
vetoed by Governor Fred P. Cone,
*being "An Act to Declare, Desig-
nate and Establish Certain State
Roads In Gulf County, Florida."
When the vote was taken on the
passage of the -bill it resulted in
,82 yeas and one nay, overruling
Cone's veto, and the bill was cer-
tified to the senate.
In his veto message Governoi-
Cone said, in part: "This bill seeks
to designate 28 roads in one county
as state roads without regard to
expense to the road department or
the feasibility of the need of the
roads. .. The roads designated'
are so indefinite that no persons
know whether they are needed or
will ever be needed for years to
come, in fact, it would be impos-
sible for the state road department
to construct these roads and after
they were constructed there would
never be enough gas .tax money in
Florida to keep them in repair.
-. .The number of roads men-
itioned in this bill will hardly 'be
'useful to 'the county, its people or
the traveling public, therefore I
veto House Bill No. 655."
- Other bills introduced by Rep-
resentative Lewis were:
House Bill No. 88-An act appro-
priating a part of each fund now
in the state treasury to the credit
of certain boards, departments
and/or commissions to the general
fund pt the state; and requiring
the contribution of and from such
funds now existing and hereafter
to be created' of a percentage of
such collections to 'be paid to the
general revenue fund.
House Bill No. 89-An act to de-
clare and establish certain state
roads in Gulf county, Florida.
House Bill No. 105-An act to
repeal Chapter 18022 of the Acts
of the Legislature of Florida of
1937, creating the Florida milk con-
trol board and providing for its
powers and duties.
House Bill No. 152-An act to
repeal Section 13, Chapter 18022,
Laws of Florida, entitled :An act
'to regulate and control the distri-
bution of .luid milk and cream
and for this purpose to create a
Florida milk board, defining its
jurisdiction, powers, and duties
during the existing emergency and
declare an emergency exists."
TIZENS INVITED TO
'IEW NEW HOME OF
4idents of Port St. Joe and
:county, in this issue of The
are extended a cordial invi-
a to inspect the new modern
j-story concrete and steel home
,he Chavers-Fowhand Furniture
npany; just completed' in Pan-
/ The official opening will be held
next Thursday, April 24, and Ron-
ald Outlaw, in charge of the local
Rhavers-Fowhand store, states that
Large number of Port St. Joe
people have signified their inten-
tion of inspecting the new store
Postmaster Asking St. Joe Makes
City Mail Delivery Fine Showing At
Receipts of Office Sufficient For Musi Fetiv
Service, But Other Require-
ments Must Be Met Band and Glee Club Take Second
Division Honors and Two Boys
For some time past Postmaster Are Awarded Auditions
H. A. Drake has been working on
the postoffice department in an Bandmaster Howell Hampton and
effort to have free city delivery, Miss Erline McClellan are to be
service for Port St. Joe. commended on the splendid show-
"Although this service is sorely ing of the Port St. Joe high school
needed here," said Mr. Drake, "it band and glee club at the music
may require some time for its ac- festival held in DeFuniak Springs
complishment dine to the scattered last week-end. Port St. Joe has
areas of the city. reason to be proud of the record
"While office receipts are suf- made by those young people who
ficient to meet the requirements participated in the various activi-
in that respect, the territory ties, for they acquitted themselves
served by city delivery must be 50 most admirably in every way.
per cent improved with houses and The band came out with second
possess good continuous side- division honors and the glee club
walks, paved streets, house num- tne same. Individual honors went
bers and street lights. To meet to Jesse Stone of the band with a
these requirements, the co-opera- baritone solo, and to Maurice Fain
tion of patrons and city officials
will be necessary. A survey will
very likely be made to determine
the feasibility of such a service
for Port St. Joe."
Shows ,400 Per Cent Increase
Mr. Drake pointed out that the
local office is one of the largest
in the state without carrier ser-
vice, and that business during the
past four years has shown an in-
crease *f more than 400 per cent.
The office provides more than 500
lock-boxes, but still a large num-
ber of patrons are obliged to use
the general delivery window ser-
vice, which often results in long
queues of waiting persons. He also
stated that the money order, regis-
try and parcel post windows are
"The establishment of city de-
livery service would eliminate
much of this congestion," pointed
out Mr. Drake, "and at the same
time afford .the patrons a type of
service in keeping with the city's
No Home Guard
For Gulf County
Adjutant General Collins Estab-
lishes Defense Unit Regula-
tions for 30 Counties
of the glee club with a vocal solo.
Both boys won auditions for a
scholarship to Stetson University.
Edna Wallace, with a soprano
solo, won a two-plus division rat-
ing and' was commended on her
splendid tone qualities, and Gwen-
dolyn Howell, an alto soloist, re-
ceived second division rating and
was commended for her diction.
iThis is the best rating the band
and' glee club members have re-
ceived since attending the festi-
vals, and their instructors are to
be commended, as are the pupils,
for their splendid.work during the
AT PORT TODAY
Followers of the boxing arena
will get a thrill out of the Max
Baer-Lou 'Nova fight pictures be-
ing shown at the Port theatre for
the last times today.
The picture shows the entire en-
counter, 'blow by blow, and has
been a featured attraction at thea-
tres all over the country.
SUMMER ROUND-UP OF
PORT ST. JOE CHILDREN
.Mrs. T.V. Morris announces that
the annual Parent-Teachers asso-
ciation "Summer Round-Up" of
children, in Port St. Joe will get
Plans were completed some time underway shortly.
back for a home defense unit in "The objectives of the round-up
Gulf county preparatory to forma- are to arouse the interest of par-
tion of a state defense force to re- ents in improving the health of
place the national guard, which children entering school for the
was called for service in the na- first time," said Mrs. Morris, "and
tion's armed forces, but apparently to bring about continuous medical
these plans were all for naught, and dental supervision of children
as the law passed by the legisla- of all ages, especially of those ap-
ture providing for immediate for- parently healthy.
nation of a uniformed volunteer "American democracy faces no
defense force places the units in more important nor difficult task
but 30 of Florida's 67 counties, today than the strengthening of
There will be 2,108 men in the the cornerstones In Its thousands
34 companies (Dade, Duval, Poik of public school systems. Hence
and Hillsborough counties will the task must be undertaken de-
have tavo companies each) and liberately and consciously, for the
they will be equipped with 1,530 sake of democracy's self-preserva-
rifles furnished by the federal gov- tione. To this end we ask Lhe co-
ernment. The defense force will operation of all parents."
be under the command of Adjutant -
General Vivian Collins. LEGION TO INSTALL
Volunteers must ,be between the Newly-elected' officers of Gulf
ages of 18 and 63, must pass physi- County, Post 116, American Legion,
cal examinations and must enlist will be installed Monday evening
for a period of three years, but at the regularly scheduled post
their service may be terminated meeting at the Hut. Gadi White
by the governor when the national of Wewahitchka will be the new
guard leaves federal military ser- commander.
vice. They will receive no pay .----
and will be subject to call for ser-, In New Orleans On Business
vice in any part of the state in B. E. Kenney left Wednesday
event of civil disturbance, riot or for a several days' business trip
(Continaed on Page 6) to New Orleans.
Tapper to Head
Other Officers Elected and Com-
Smittee Chairmen Appointed to
Carry Out Program
A meeting was held Thursday
evening of last week at the Port
Inn for the purpose of organizing
a Gul.f county unit of the Florida
council for defense. Twenty-two
interested citizens were in at-
*tendance and the meeting was pre-
sided over by George Tapper, ap-
pointed by Governor Spess.ard L.
Holland to organize this unit in
Following a discussion of the
problems to be taken up, Mr. Tap-
per was elected as chairman of .he
local council, Mrs. Basil E. Ken-
ney, vice-chairman, and Mrs. T. A.
Mr. Tapper then appointed the
following chairmen of divisions as
designated by .the state council:
Committee Chairmen Named
Power and Fuel Jim Bounds,
chairman; Richard Porter, vice-
Labor and Personnel-W. O. An-
derson, chairman; Robert Bellows
and B. E. Kenney Jr., vice-chair-
SWater Supply and Fite Protec-
'tion-Gus Creech, chairman; W.
W. Barrier, vice-chairman.
Finance and Budget--. L. Barke,
chairman; Dave Gaskin, vice-chair-
Food and Agriculture C. L.
Morgan, chairman; C. G. Costin,
Industry and Material Resources
-B. E. Kenney, chairman; H. H.
Communication and Transporta-
tion-J. L. Sharit, chairman; B. E.
Kenney Jr., vice-chairman.
Civil Protection--B. E. Parker,
chairman; T. M. Schneider, vice-
(Continued on Page 6)
Health Unit Head
Dr. Lamb Stresses Importance of
School Health Program In
Dr. R. J. Lamb, director of the
Franklin-Gulf-Wakulla health de-
partment, states that he has tried
in every way possible to impress
upon parents the importance of
their co-operation in making the
school health program the best in
the history of the health depart-
"Request slips have been sent
itno every home in Gulf county
that have children in school," said
Dr. Lamb, "for permission to al-
low the health department to vac-
cinate children against smallpox
and continue the chain of success-
ful immunizations from typhoid fe-
ver, and I hope that everyone will
be kind and co-operative enough
to sign the slip and say 'Yes' or
'No.' If anything happens to the
children of those signing 'No,' the
health department cannot be
1,lamed for neglecting its duty.
"Dates for these immunizations
in each school have been arranged'
with the principals and if a child
fails to get this service, it will be
the fault of the parents.
"We will hold our next quarterly
meeting of the health councils of
the three counties at 2:30 p. m.,
April 29, at the courthouse in Ap-
(rCntinno n oan Pnar 2e
State Senate Is
The Big Question
Mark of Session
House of Representatives Is Well
Organized and Supporting
By CLYDE J. BASER
Florida News Service Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE, April 17- The
opening of the second week of the
1941 session of the legislature cen-
tered the attention of political ob-
servers on the senate, which in
the first week confirmed the pre-
session forecast that this august
body would constitute the big
question mark of the spring fes-
SThe first week pretty clearly
demonstrated that the house of
representatives is well organized
and practically unanimous in its
support of the program presented
by Governor Holland in his first
message, and undoubtedly will give
equal support to further recommen-
dations to be made by the gover-
nor later on.
House Speedily Organized
The house speedily completed
the-,;~ -""- ilities of organization,
votewi--rlmit the number of at-
taches in the interest of economy,
voted to outlaw salary buying,
adopted a memorial to congress
asking for legislation to outlaw
strikes on national defense pro-
jects, approved a bill establishing
safeguards against sabotage and
including a death penalty for sabo-
teurs, passed a bill regn!ating the
handling and storage of explosives,
established a state defense council
with an appropriation of $50,000
for its expenses, and provided for
establishment of a state defense
force to take the place of the na-
tiional guard, which has been
called into service as a part of
the national defense force.
Division .Exists In Senate
In contrast with the speedy
house action, the senate spent
nearly all of the first week debat-
ing the adoption of new rules. Dis-
cussion of these rules became acri-
monious at times and provoked the
charge by administration leaders
that "all this maneuvering was de-
signed to block part of Governor
Holland's program." This charge
was promptly denied by President
Beacham and Chairman Dye of the
While there was no clear-cut di-
vision of senate membership evi-
denced on the roll calls, it is ap-
parent that a division exists and
that unless Governor Holland can
rally sufficient senate support by
labeling his program with the
magic words of "National De-
fense" or acquire such support by
emulating the well-known tactics
(Continued on Page 2)
PETITION ASKS THAT
HARBOR MASTER JOB
BE MADE ELECTIVE
A petition has been circulated in
the city during the past week re-
questing .that Representative E. C.
Lewis Jr., and Senator Frank J.
Adams introduce bills ih the legis-
lature making the office of harbor
master at Port St. Joe an elective
position rather than an appointive
position as at present.
Up to yesterday afternoon the
petition had the signatures of ap-
proximately 275 voters.
A. M. Jones is at present holdL
ing the office of harbor master
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Mickey Rooney Kisses His
Famous Jaloppy Goodbye!
The most unusual car in films
says goodby to a professional
career in the new film, "Andy
Hardy's Private Secretary," latest
of the Hardy Family pictures, play-
ing at the Port theatre Sunday
The car is- Andy's famous ja-
loppy, purchased originally in a
Hollywood junk yara for the total
sum of $50. During Its career in
films the car has been equipped
with many times the amount of its
purchase price in gadgets. Its nu-
merous wires and levers makes it
possible for the driver to disas-
semble the entire car with the
press of a button, to say nothing
of causing fenders to wave or the
tires to deflate.
But the inimitable Andy has
outgrown his jaloppy. As a high
school graduation gift from his fa-
ther, he receives a new car-a
sleek coupe-and the jaloppy will
be relegated to the realm of for-
gotten screen conveyances.
"Andy Hardy's Private Secre-
tary" reassembles the popular fam-
ily for the eighth time. Additions
to the cast for this adventure in-
cludes Ian Hunter, Gene Reynolds
and Kathryn Grayson, 17-year-old
FIRST AID CLASSES I HEALTH UNIT HEAD
ARE ORGANIZED ASKS CO-OPERATION
It was announced yesterday by --
Chairman Floyd-Hunt that threei (Continued from Page 1)
first aid classes are now in pro- aalchicola," concluded Dr. Lamb,
gress. Mr. Hunt and Walter Coo- "and I want every council to be
ner have an adult class of 18 at well represented at this meeting,
Kenney's Mill; M. P. Sutton has for there will be a very interesting
organized a class of 25 at the St. and educational program presented
Joe Paper company mill, and Floyd and each one will be glad they
Davis and M. F. Allemore also attended."
have a class of 25 at the paper --v----
mill. YOUNG MEN OF GULF COUNTY
Several new classes are to get MAY ENROLL IN CCC IN APRIL
under way, within the next few All young white men resident in
days, one to 'be a junior class at Gulf county who are unemployed
the high school, and between the ages of 17 and
---- ----- 23% years, are offered another
Attend Housing Meet I opportunity to enroll in the Civilian
Mrs. B. E. Kenney and Mrs. H. Conservation Corps.
H. Saunders attended the meeting The second quarterly enrollment
of the housing council Tuesday in of the year will be held on April
Tallahassee. Senator Claude Pep- 1.5, according to Jack Horne, state
per of Washington, D. C., was the welfare board director of CCC se-
guest speaker. Other speakers were election, Jacksonville, who states
W. D. Jones, project planner, and that Florida's quota, is sufficiently
Julian Brown, assistant regional large to assure the selection of all
director of farm security adminis-i eligibles who apply.
traction, both of Washington. J. B.
Douglas of Bonifay was elected as
president of this district, while J.
E. Stansberry of Sopchoppy was
Vi.it In Dothan Over Week-End
Mrs. Annie Balkeom and Mr.
and Mrs. Foster Talley and chil-
dren spent the week-end in Do-
than, Ala., visiting relatives.
Attend Music Festival
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith, Mrs.
Fred Madodx and Mrs. John Lane
attended the music festival in De-
Funiak Springs last week-end.
'L.I-c is 97% digestible, says the
bureau of home economics.
Applications should be filed at
the local welfare office.
BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET
The Band Boosters club will
meet at 7:30 o'clock next Tuesday
night, April 22, at the school au-
Spends Easter With ParentE,
Cecil Costin Jr., student at the
Gulf Coast Military Academy, spent
the Easter holidays with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Fort Walton Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mormon and
small son of Fort Waltion spent
the week-end here as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. B. W. Eells.
IN the five generations since 1740, we Americans
have performed the heroic task of clearing, popu-
lating, farming, industrializing and civilizing a
country larger than England, France, Germany,
Spain and Italy put together.
Because we have looked always forward and
upward, and have worked hard, we have achieved
the highest standard of living in the world.
SOne of the most potent of all the forces that
have created this living standard is advertising,
which inspires us to want always the new and
better things and ways of life.
Of late years it has been the fashion among
our radical reformers to attack advertising as an
How silly, in view of the magnificent sertic'
it has rendered us! Let's encouira it an Sf
Iit foe an eam brighttefuture
S&*i 0 s4 44 ***-~ *4&*.t*.***- **4
STATE SENATE IS THE
BIG QUESTION MARK
(Continued from Page 1)
of "David; Harum," some parts of
his program may encounter ad-
verse winds and stormy weather
in the senate.
Gas Tax Fight May Be Bitter
The fight over distribution of
the gas tax will probably either bo
settled this week or evolve into .a
bitter contest which may affect
the entire program for the re-
mainder of the session. Prospects
for a settlement revolved around
a compromise proposal which has
been submitted by Governor Hol-
land to the. Association of County
This compromise provides for
the extension of credits to coun-
ties which have not yet paid off
their bonds, limits payments to
counties to the amounts they re,
ceived in 1939, giving any surplus
to the state road department, and
would submit a constitutional
amendment to the voters in 1942
to change the present distribution
of three cents to the counties and
three cents to the road department
to four cents to the road depart-
ment and two cents to the counties
for the next 50 years.
The first reaction to the pro-
posed constitutional amendment is
that the counties and; bondholders
would welcome suci action. It
would assure the continuation ot
this tax for half a century without
the necessity of going through a
legislative battle every two years,
and would raise more revenue for
the counties than will be needed
for bond payments even at the
present rate of gasoline consump-
Might Become Future Burden
However, .some political students
are reluctant to' give this proposed
constitutional amendment their ap-
proval without further study. They
point out that one of the special
complaints of the Brookings Insti-
tution report is that the state con-
4titution adopted in 1885 is now
outmoded and insufficient to meet
If our constitution has become
outmoded in the space of 55 years,
they say, this provision which
would continue the present gas
tax, now one of the highest in the
country, for the next 50 years, of-
fers no possible relief for motor-
,:its and may also become a bur-
den in future years. They believe
it would be wiser to leave the
question of the amount of gas
taxes to be levied tp future legis-
latures which can adjust the tax to
meet changing needs: and in ac-
cordance with the revenue re-
iGovernor Hollandi's legislation
horse race tracks to increase oh
age pensions from $12 to $23 ps
month was passed; by an over
It was feared that too large a
tax would increase bootleg book-
making from which the state re-
ceives no revenue.
AN HONEST MAN.
"What were you in the World
"A private," replied the veteran,
And Diogenes blew out his lamp
raising the tax on horse race bet- and called it a day.
ting 5 per cent was defeated in --------
the senate Tuesday, but the bill Pilots dub obsolete bombing
to take the odd-cent break at the planes "flying freighters."
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This amazingly liberal allow-
ance is the least we will allow.
if your car is worth more we
will allow more. Just drive it in.
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POWER for DEFENSE
Electric power is a basic requirement
in every activity pertaining to national
and local defense preparations.
Florida Power Corporation through
the medium of its transmission system
is distributing electric power to a num-
ber of important government defense
projects, and is making pans to ex-
pand and develop this service to cover
additional requirements as the Na-
tional Defense plan progresses. This
Company stands ready to serve Flor-
ida's West Coast, its people and its
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FRI.DAY, APRIL 18',-1941
RiDAY APRL 1,iqTESAPR S.OEGLFO TFOIDA iA THE
New Modern 4-Story Home
in PANAMA CITY
We extend a cordial invitation to the people of Port St.
Joe and Gulf County to inspect our new quarters
A Grand Opportunity---
to Own America's Finest Mattress
Now you can get a Beautyrest on terms that
make it especially easy to own the world's
The Beautyrest is not like other mattres-ce.
Every spring in it is separate from the next.
So each "gives" independently. H~I..:lr
parts of your body can't pull spring? :,.:.ia
from lighter parts. You get pro -er b,:'uant
sleep every-minute of the night. In durabil-
ity tests by the United States Testing Co'm-
pany, the Beautyrest lasted three tines l:,ing,'-
than other mattresses. Simmons auararntee .-.
that it will give you 10 years' serve ice.
See the Beautyrest today at our new
Panama City store and at our Port
St. Joe store. Learn about
its advantages. Then, if you
feel that it is the mattress for': i'
you, use our special terms-
$1.00 Down, $1.00 Per Week.
"NORTHWEST FLORIDA'S LEADING HOME FURNISHERS"
- Port St. Joe
emor ilwI ----- I
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 19411
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1941
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fia.,
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.
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weiiAed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
The new municipal hospital was the sub-
ject of considerable discussion at the meeting
of the city commissioners Tuesday evening,
the main topic being raising money to meet
the city's portion of the WPA project, the
greater portion of which has been pledged
but not yet paid in.
We have been wondering a bit how the
hospital will be maintained after it is com-
pleted, for we hardly believe the community
has grown sufficiently to supply enough pa-
tients to keep up this institution.
A plan has been in operation for several
years in a number of communities through-
out the nation whereby hospitals are main-
tained by what might be termed "hospital
insurance" for individuals as well as families.
The plan, if we remember correctly, works
in this manner: 'Each family, or individual,
pays a stated sum each month-say 50 cents
or $1-into the hospital maintenance fund,
and this insures free hospitalization. Or
course, doctor's fees and incidentals come ex,
tra, but everyone carrying this "insurance"
knows that if he or she must go to a hospital
there Wvill be accommodations waiting.
Naturally, like any other type of insurance,
should the payments be discontinued the
"policy" would "lapse," and no free hospitali-
zation could be expected. Many people might
pay their "premiums" for years without get-
ting any returns on the investment, but when
they did they would probably receive a great
deal more than they had paid out.
If a plan like this were adopted, it would
do away with the necessity of levying a spe-
cial hospital tax and those who paid would
receive the benefit.
HOW MUCH IS A BILLION?
A billion dollars is a lot of money. It is a
thousand times a million dollars. It is as much
as the entire government debt was immedl-
ately before World War 1. But now the debt
is fifty billion dollars. It will soon be sixty.
five billion, and if congress raises the limit
again it will be more. Trying to show how
much money a billion dollars really is, In-
vestor America Magazine tells the following
Suppose we take an imaginary boy, aged
15 years, and assign to him the task of count-
ing one billion dollars in one-dollar bills.
If he is unusually alert and tireless, he
might maange to count about 100 one-dollar
bills a minute. (Try it and see.)
We'd have to be sure our young man was
strong and persevering, for we propose to
work him eight hours a (lay and five days a
week until the task of counting one billion
dollars is completed. After he finishes this job
you might think he would be able to qualify
for a position in a bank, or at the United
States Treasury, or even at some of the race
tracks where they handle more money than
you'd imagine. Well, wait and see whether
our dollar-bill counter would be apt to get
such a job. But to get back to the counting.
If he counts 100 one-dollar bills a minute,
he will reel off $6000 an hour. That's a tough
pace, but we'll have to keep the young man's
nose to the grindstone, so to speak, or we'll
never get through.
He's working eight hours a day, remem-
ber. That will account for $48,000 by the
end of the first day.
Now we're getting started. By the end of
the first week, our young man has counted
$240,000, and thinks he is making a dent in
the pile of one billion dollar bills. Poor boy!
Working steadily, with no vacation, and
only five days off for holidays, this youth
finds that at the end of the first year he has
When he reaches his twenty-first birthday
his tally shows that he has counted $73,440,-
000. Six years of steady work, and still a
huge pile of one-dollar bills in front of him.
As the years roll by, the pile gradually
grows smaller, but by the time both piles
are equal in size-the counted pile and the un-
counted heap of one-dollar bills-the man has
passed his fifty-fifth birthday. Well, no use
stopping now; he's half through!
So he continues to count. The years pass
in monotonous succession. He never realized
that counting one billion dollars was going
to occupy his entire life. But here he is, an
old man. He'll see it thro-gh, however-it
he lives long enough.
At last the job is done. A bewhiskered old
man has completed his life's work. He's past
96 years old and he's just counted one billion
one-dollar bills. He was 15 years old when
he started. It's hard to realize, isn't it?-
He started for work so regularly
that we said we could set our
clocks by Jimmy-the boy next
door. Month in and month out,
rain or shine, the side door of the
house would slam and he'd start
up his old jaloppy at exactly the
,same time each morning-7:35-
and he'd be off for the garage
of whic.- ue hoped to own part of
in a year or two.
Then, three weeks ago, he got a
letter from the selective service
board. His draft number had been
called, and he came over to say
"How do you feel about it?' I
asked him, watching to .see if
there was any sign of disappoint-
ment on his face.
"Fine," he said. "Just fine."
"But your job," I went on.
"It will be here. when I get
back. And maybe. I was getting
into a rut. Maybe I need to be
away from it a while. Besides it's
only for a year. And a year .'
He looked out across our yard
with its early spring green to the
vacant lot next door where he'd
played ball when he was a kid and
still did sometimes when, he got
home early enough.
"A year isn't much to give to a
country that gives a fellow as
much as this, one does. My folks
never had much money, as you
know. But I got a good education.
Then, when I wanted a job at the
garage instead of running the
dairy, as dad' does, Mr. Hughes
gave me a chance. I guess I've
made good. I've helped in the ot-
flie the last six months besides
working on cars.. I've been able
to do things for the folks and save
some money besides, and I've had
a lot of fun .
"I want other boys to have the
same kind of opportunities I've had
oh, like a chance to play ball
when they're kid's, to go to school
as long as they want to and to
work at things they like, and to
save money. If my going into the
army is going to help keep those
opportunities, I'm willing.
"Besieds," he added, grinning,
"I want to own that garage some
day, and the only way I can be
sure of it is to help keep this
country the kind where men are
free to own businesses and -to go
ahead as far as their abilities will
So it looks as if we'd be setting
our clocks by Jimmy again some
day for hard work and' ambi-
tion of that kind are bound to suc-
ceed in a country whose industrial
system welcomes the man of abil-
F. J. CORBIN, Manager
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
At All Leading Druggists
BY THE S7 0f
i Dining Room
Open to the Public
SClub Breakfast, 6 to 9.....260
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
SDinner, 6 to 8 ..- .....35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Read Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
CLYDE A. ATTWOOD, plaintiff,
vs. MARY N. ATTWOOD, defend-
The State of Florida:
To: Mary N. Attwood, 1810 West
Ontario Street, Philad(elphia,
It is hereby ordered that you
are required to appear on the 5th
day of May, 1941, before the above
entitled court, to the Bill of Cosn-
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
WITNESS the Honorable E. C.
Welch and Ira A. Hutchison as
Judges of this, court andi the seal
of this court in the City of We-
wahitchka, Gulf County, Florida,
this 1st day of April, 1941.
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plaintiff 4-4 5-2
In Circuit Court, Gulf County,
EDDIE BELL COX, Complainant,
CARLOS V. COX, Defendant.
To Carlos V. Cox:
Notice is hereby given that suit
has been filed against you in the
above styled cause for a divorce.
You are hereby required to appear
in said suit on the 2nd day of
June, 1941, at Court House, in We-
wahitchka, Florida, and plead an-
swer or otherwise defend the same
and in default thereof, a. decree
will be entered against you upon
the matters and things set forth in
the Bill of Complaint.
This order to be published once
each week for four consecutive
weeks in The Star, a weekly: news-
paper published' in Gulf County,
Witness my hand and official
seal this 9th day of April, 1941.
4-11 5-9 J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
C. L. COSTIN, plaintiff, vs.
PORT ST. JOE COMPANY, a cor-
poration, and W. M. FLAGLER.
The State of Florida:
To: Port St. Joe Company, a cor-
poration, and W. M. Flagler, if
alive, and if dead, to his un-
known heirs, devisees, legatees,
And' to all persons having or
claiming an interest in the follow-
ing described lands:
Lot five (5) Block thirty-two
of the City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, according to the official
map on file in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court o;
Gulf County, Florida, in Plat
Book (1) pages 16 and 17; said.
map showing said lot to be lying
in and a part of that part of Sec-
tion one (1), Township eight (8)
South, Range eleven (11) West
lying South of the right-of-way
of the Apalachicola Northern
C. L. Costin, having filed in thil
court his sworn bill of complaint in
this suit, the nature and purpose
of which is to determine the title
of the plaintiff to the land' herein-
above described, to be a good and
sufficient absolute fee simple title.
to have all claims and interests of
the defendants and each of them
in and to the said lands passed
upon and determined', to remove
clouds upon the plaintiff's title to
said land, to quiet and confirm the
plaintiff's title thereto, and in
which bill of complaint, the plain-
tiff states that he believes there
are persons interested in the land
herein involved and hereinabove
described, whose names are un-
known to him, and having further
named' therein certain persons as
known by name to him the said
plaintiff, be as not known by him,
the said plaintiff, whether they or
any of them are dead or alive, and
as believed by him, the said plain-
tiff, if living, to be interested in
the property and premises herein
involved and hereinabove diescrilb-
ed, and if dead, to have been in-
And having made all persons
having or claiming any interest :-
the above described land parties
defendant to the said' bill of com-
And having demanded from the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in anc
for Gulf County, Florida, the mak-
ing of an order requiring such per-
sons and parties to appear to his
said bill of complaint upon a day
not less than 28 days nor more
than 60 days from the date of
the making of said order;
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED
that each and every the defendants
above named, designated and speci-
fied are hereby required to appear
herein to the plaintiff's bill of com-
plaint herein filed on the 5th day
of May, 1941, and that this order
be published in The Star, a news-
paper published in Gulf County,
Florida, once a week for four con-
WITNESS my hand as Clerk and
the seal of said Court, this 1st day
of April, 1941, at Wewahitchka in
the county and state aforesaid.
(Circuit Court Seal)
J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plaintiff 4-4 5-2
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, F=LORIDA
FRIDAY/, APRIL 18, 1941
.. A 18, 1H, ST
BIBLE STUDY HELD
BAPTIST W. M. S.
Mrs. Curtis Palmer
charge of the Bible stu
Baptist Missionary soc
was held at the church
afternoon. The meeting
with the W. M. U. hyi
ter the study was dism
The Ruth Circle will
Monday with Mrs. Dave
Long avenue, the Louis
Circle will meet with A
land on Long avenue, an
tha Circle will meet at
MRS. HAUSER HOSTE
TO BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. Joe Hauser was
the Thursday Afternoc
club last week. Easter
were used for the oce
bunnies were presented
member as favors. At
sion of play, prizes
sented to Mrs. P. F. Far
Mrs. William Bragg, se
and' the hostess won c
able refreshments were
Al Schneider has return
Unive.rs:y of Florida
ville and Miss Mimi Sc
F, B. C. W. at Tallaha
being at home here for
due to the illness of th
T. M. Schneider.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
neice, Miss Geraldine Sn
Sunday in Tallahassee v
Grow in l
If you have trouble gro
ennial lupines, try the a
The annual lupines a:
fussy and grow easily f
with spikes of bloom aim
as the perennial types, an
advantage of blooming
year from seed.
As they are not common
the annual lupines will of
elty in annuals for man
well worth a trial. See
plenty of water during t
spells through the sumi
downy foliage is orname
the long leaflets radiatir
common center like an u
These annuals have a
of colors in blues, pinks
variations. There is also
variety of soft tones. TI
partial shade, best place
will get the morning su
shaded from the afternoon
There are both tall and
rieties. The tall sorts giv
est spikes and are bette
ting, while the dwarf type
ter for bedding.
,Plant the seed about
inch deep and, if necessa
plant as soon as a tru
velops. They are rathe
transplant, but as the g
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Returns to Home In Georg:=
The Low Down Mrs. Orin MCranie has re-
from turned to her home in Augus.,,
SGa., after spending a week here,
Willis Swamp as the guest of her mother, Mrs.
S .Sally Montgomery.
BY METHODIST SOCIETY MRS. M. B. SMITH OBSERVES Editor The Star:
MEETS MONDAY SEVENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY You'll harl-WI y question a guy's
Swas In The regular Bible study of th' Honoring her mother, Mrs. M. I. Q. if he says a good word for
idy for the Woman's Society for Christian B. Smith, who celebrated her 71st the tax collector. But if the tax
;iety which Service of the Methodist church birthday Wednesday, Mrst Sammie collector gets us woke up, he's do-
ch Monday was held at the church Monday Davis entertained with a surprise ing us a good turn. And brother,
ng opened afternoon with Mrs. A. M. Jones birthday party at her home on is he getting' busy? And the more
mn and: af- presiding. The meeting was opened Seventh street Wednesday after- pockets he fumbles around in, the
hissed with with song, followed by the devo- noon. A color scheme of lavender, more enemiess he makes, and! the
tional and prayer, after which the white and green was carried out better it will be for everybody-
meet next study, "The Law of the Prophets," in baskets and vases of wisteria in the long run.
e Smith on was held with Mrs. R. W. Smith and white roses, the birthday cake We been figgerin' it's 0. K. for
;e Bancroft as leader. The meeting was dis- also aiding in carrying out the the government to dive into this
Irs. Strick- missed with the Mispah. colors, business or that business, just so
id the Mat- Next Monday's meeting will be Upon arrival of the honoree, who it ain't costin' us nothing If Uncle
the church. a continuation of the study. had been away from home for the Sambo wanted to be a Socialist.
S_ S day, she was greeted with happy let him be one. But now the old
SS MRS. W. S. SMITH IS birthday wishes and presented with boy is limpin' home like a prodi-
HOSTESS AT BRIDGE many lovely gifts. After opening ,gal, and everybody is gonna git
hostess to Mrs. W. S. Smith entertained of the gifts, little Miss Merita Sut- nicked-and plenty. And brothers
on Bridge with two tables of bridge Tuesday ton delighted the guests with two and sister, it'll be painful.
afternoon .at her home. Several piano solos, after which a word Diggn' up taxes, and doin' with-
casion and progressions were enjoyed, after building contest, using the name out a new suit or hat or something
d to each
St ech which prizes were awarded to of the honoree, was enjoyed' and so that over a million person,
SMrs. M. B. Larkin, Mrs. J. Grims- a novel prize presented to Mrs. M. working' for the government can
were pre ley and Mrs. J. A. Christmas. The B. Larkin for the greatest number have a nice job, and maybe a new I
Sh hostess served delicious refresh- of words, car every year-includ'in' free gae
od high, ments to her guests. Refreshments of sandwiches, -ain't gonna give us a sweet dis
t. Delect- cake, iced tea and coffee were position.
GARDEN CIRCLE TO MEET served by the hostess, assisted by You can get a tooth out with
rned to the It was announced this week that Mrs. Jack Samford. to Mrs. W. 3. novocain, but for taxes, there ain't
at Gaines- the garden circle meeting of the Belin, Mrs. L. H. Bartee, Mrs. A. no quick relief.
henider to Wo1man's club has been postponed M1.. Jones, Mrs. J. F. Miller, Mrs. Yours, with the low down,
ssee, after until next Wednesday, April 23. E. B. Dendy, Mrs. Charles Mahon: JO SERRA.
some time Mrs. Robert Tapper, Mrs. R. A. P. S.-I ain't takin' no sla.p .I
eir father, Proctor VanHorn of. Pensacola Costin, Mrs. James Marea, Mr-s. J. Uncle Edd. Pridgeon or any other
was a business visitor in the city W. West, Mrs. Sally Montgomery. collector of taxes. 'cause that's
last Saturday. Mrs. Philip Lovett, Mrs. Fred Mad- what they're getting' paid ,to do and
Smith and dlox, Mrs. M. B. Larkin, Mrs. Onnle it's their job-they can' hel] it
nith, spent Mrs. C. G. Costin, Mrs. Robert LeHardy, Mrs. W: S. Smith, Mrs.
visiting rel- Tapper and Mrs. Annie Balkcom W. O. Upshaw, Mrs. H. A. Drake,
spent Tuesday in Pensacola. Mr. J. M. Smith, Mrs. Charles
I Lupton, Mrs. D. C. Smith. Mrs. J.
E. Rollins and Mrs. Nora Howard. Theatre Opens Sundays at
Annual Lupin Saturdays 1:15 Daily 2:4E
To Attend Red Cross Convention
-I SMrs. Basil E. Kenney expects to
l G ardeln lave tomorrow for Washington, D. j GO TO THE MOVIES
Sp leave tomorrow for Washington, D.
nnual va- C., to attend the annual convention SATUjRDA'
of the American Red C ross.
re not so a
rost as fine ,Mrs. T. .S. Gibson Jr., and son
d have the P- ommy, will leave Sunday foi
the first their home in Atlanlta, Ga., after
nly grown, spending the past three weeks here AND NEW SE
offer a nov as guests of Mrs. R. A. Costin and
y gardens M- Mrs. T. S. Gibson of Beacon Hill. -- HIT ----
thatt hoas t A TRIPLE THREESOME
mer. The Mrs. Thos. McPhaul and daugh- BLASTIN' TRIPLE TROUBLE
ntal, with ,s ter, Betty Sue, and the Misses
g fom a Louise and Marilyn Solomon were
fine range shopping Saturday In Panama
and white City.
o a yellow- C
ey prefer VINGST
where they r,, Mrs. Richardi Miller and Mrs. BOB E RUFE DAVIS
Mn, and be iJoe Mira spent Saturday in Pan-
dwarf va- ama City shopping. "Dead End Kids" and
e the long- : UN R
er for cut- ghter
r for cut- Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
es are bet-Peggy, Mrs. Sammie Davis and SUN. MON. APRIL 20
a quarter LUPINE Mike Kennedy of Gordon, Ala., THE BEST OF THE HARDYS
ary, trans- spent Saturday in Panama City.
e leaf de- of the seed is uneven it may be .
*r hard to best to sow in the seed bed ar.d Andi's In
termination move to permanent quarters later. Mrs. Jimmie Morton returned roulle ogainl
Tuesday from Cottondale where- .
she spent several days visiting I A
Miss Frances Palmer, who is at- '
tending Florida State College for
ATURE Women, Tallahassee, spent the.- /
Easter holidays in this city with ',-,,
session her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. LATEST NEWS EENTS
AHASSEE Palmer. :.LLOPI r,:, GALS"
IIJTUNE 6 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rollins anl TMUFS.. F.I APRIL 24.-i
laughter Peggy and Mrs. Sammie
Davis will spend the week-end In HEYEARB'
Know What Gordon, Ala.. visiting friends ant DRAMATIC
entatives Do relatives. Mike Kennedy of Gor-
don, who has visited In this city. '
THE for the past several days, will ac-
FLORIDA TIMES-UNION company them home.
has a special staff of correspon- Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells Jr., of
dents who will give complete Talladega, Ala., spent the week-end
and accurate coverage of all in Port St. Joe visiting relatives.
done during the session. Dc-n-ld D,.- F E CHIEF"
done during the session. Mrs. Floyd Hunt and Mrs. J. L. D:.n-ld Du.k "*FIRE CHIEF"
Sharit spent Wednesday in Mari-
By Carrier 25c Weekly anna.
By Mail $1.05 Monthly LATEST WAR NEWS
Mrs. Fred Maddox spent Sunday
.ra Bi^ B^B ^ "in Blountstown visiting relatives, i i
FOR RENT '
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Now
ready for occupancy. Phone
DR. J, COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
O f B 'EAT/FULW
S 21 years seoMsseful eqper-
lenu Its yoaur qlM S n e
tention. 24 hour servi.e. A
trial order will male yoi a
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1941
THE STAR, PORT ST. JC, GULlF MCUNTY, FLORIDA
* T R -1. a ,
IL Toting a 600-pound Bomb
-i. -.. .. .... .. . -
SELFRIDGE FIELD, Mich.- Manufactured by the Ford Motor
A familiar piece of motorized Company, the truck is rigged with
equipment around U. S. Army special derrick and windlass to
Air Corps bases these days is this handle bombs weighing 600 to
bomb service truck, shown being 1,200 pounds. The bomb in the
demonstrated near a big bomb- photo is a dummy 600-pounder
ing plane at Selfridge Field. used for training purposes.
NO HOME GUARD
FOR GULF COUNTY
fContinued from Page I1
1 n.ea!e.t units to Gulf county
will oe in P,'.y aind Jackson coun-
ti-'. lo" 1 wThich will have a
DEP 5 J NEVILE. 0
Milk is an energy food. It is
easily digested and is grand
alone or with other foods.
Enjoy the benefits of the
valuable vitamin content of
Pasteurized for Your Protection
The following claims against the
c.y were passed and ordered paid
at the meeting of the board of city
commissionerss Tuesday evening:
A. Meginnis, Agt. ......$
C. M itchell ............
Alton W ynn ..............
W Dykes .................
.. P. Tomlinson- .......... 1
XV. D. Dare ............ ]
'roy Jones .............. 1
O. Freeman ............
C. H. Johhson ............
W. B. Dykes ..............
J. Badger ...............
John Fowler ............
E. Clay Lewis Jr. ........
Josie Sharit ..............
1,. Sharit ...............
SJ. E. Bounds .............
B. W Eells ..............
S Da is ..................
Mas Creech ...............
Roy Williams .............
M. K. Hurlbut ............
G. Grimsley ...............
W. C. Roche ..............
John Blount ..............
B. J. Grace ...............
\Vilbur W ells .............
J. E. Bounds .............
'ity Treasury ...........
City Treasury ...........
City Treasury ...........
West Florida Gas Co. ..... 7
H & W B Drew Co.......
City' of Port. St. Joe ......
M. H. Edwards...........
Lewis & Sons Garage ....
Sfluality Grocery ..........
Kelly's Cafe ...............
West FloridCa Gas Co......
SVic's Service Station ......
St. Joe Lumber Co. ........
St. Joe Hardware Co.......
St. Joe Motor Co ........
Standard Oil Co. .........
Gulf Hardware Co. .......
St. Joseph Telephone Co...
Gulf Oil Corporation .......
Florida Power Corp.......
C. C. W illiams ............ 1
Troy Jones ...............
Water and Sewer Fund
W. D. Dare ...............$ 1.00
City Treasury ............ 34.90
St. Joe Texaco Station .... 5.04
Florida Power Corp. ...... 153.85
Richardson Trading Co. ... 150.00
Jean Arthur Star
In Film Fantasy
Unique Theme Is: Basis 'of "The
Devil and Miss Jones," Com-
ing to Port Theatre
"The Devil and Miss Jones,"
Jean Arthur's current film, is a
tongue-in-cheek social document
written in laughter, its message
being that rich, wholesome com-
edy can be evolved from those sit-
uations and conditions which seem
to assume such vital importance
to the average person today!
The unique theme of this spark-
ling story, which is generously
sprinkled with elements of fan-
tasy, has to dbo with the sudden
hlange-of-heart of "the world's
wealthiest man." Among his le-
,-ion of holdings is a large New
Yoeik department store, which he
doesn't even know he owns until
,lisgruntled workers hang him in
effigy in front of the store!
In order to identify the agitators
le goes to work incognito in his
Own emporium as a. shoe clerk;
h)ut through his association with'
jean Arthur, salesgirl, and Robert
Cummings, young ideallst, he is
converted into a rabid supporter
,f the rebels and even leads a
demonstration against himself
causing riotous complications!
Charles Coburn portra's the role
of the plutocrat in this delightful
comedy, while Spring Byington,
Edmund Gwenn and William De-
'narest have other roles in support
,f the principals.
STAR INNEW SERIAL
STAR IN NEW SERIAL
TAPPER TO HEAD
(Continued from Page 1)
Information, Education and Mor-
ale-E. Clay Lewis Jr., chairman;
Thomas A. Owens, vice-chairman.
uPublicity W. S. Smith, chair-
man; Larry Evans, vice-chairman.
Health and Housing-Dr. A. L.
Ward, chairman health cominit-
tee; M. L. Fleischel Jr., chairman
The council met last night for
further discussion and organiza-
The federal government owns
more than'20 per cent of all land
in the U. S.-394,657,721 acres.
Atmospheres in metallurgical
furnaces can be controlled to pro-
duce. special results in metals
If your car gets out of con-
trol you, know what happens
S. It's the same way with
your system, so it's wiser to
rely on your doctor and our
accurately compounded pre-
sciptions. .. There can be no
AT4 MM?4 STREIET!
-' -ofarms and on
.i and big city--o ook, ou seen
nIAGII. to wherever you .F d Trucks
heord Trcks at. work. There mo t tre ckS oJ any
0oo tincs .l os hauling jobs thaO .
other make! ck ownerS want.
a thC with he ,o, *rf af. ck a d depend -
a bitryck wthth!d 'cks deliver. They wa econe
oili tht oarts 'with ,oW first cost and conti. ue
with low operation ,g d o~teJ 1,e'anc. a In
,o1d Trucks they ge s are as popular
It's n .o wonder-F.ord TroSack -P to their
Street as on-Broa u tA them youra b
popularitynce you try
Ford Dealer today-
The Dead End Kids as they ap-
pear in the new serial play, "Ju-
nior G-Men," at the Portthcatre
We say a nut is "shelled" when
the shell is off; unshelledd" when
the shell Is on.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1941
THE STAR, PeQrT. ST. JOR, eULF e*"TY, FLOMDA