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VOLUME IV PO~S: sT, JOE, QUJLF COUNTY, FLOREIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1941 NUMBER 29
Gas Tax Would
Be For 50 Year
Opposition Is Developing Over I
creasing Revenue for Support
Of State School System
By CLYDE J. BASER
Florida News Service Staff Write
TALLAHASSEE, April 24 (FNS
-A coi~promise. o the diloeon c
gas taxes w.s r-ea5Qbh with th
Associat~gA q oQ O qty. commit
sione~., 1<. Saturday. Ov.elrno
HolliAi announced. This a ,ge
meant apparently renpofres opa o
the. ps~t serious threats to a, la
Bvioiiotn o l gas taxes, uam p5- 0
bieppiail hpEadache tq, th., liigisl
tui e simi: e Lhe couphist Were givel
their fly~,o qt of Umls t~. in, 1929
This comproniise, 'it is. claimed
will settle this, troublesopje ques
tion for the next 950 yXeai whicl
nmeanrs that fturetue lqgiplat lar .wil
nqt be faced with;. the tosll of de
ciding how much money the. coiun
tiest spou.ld be, git, 'fw- bonded in
deb4tdnea; and h0p much ith
state road. department should- be
allotted for road, construction anc
maintenance. It also means that ii
this compromise is, accepted, this
and future generations of motorists
will be. under no uncertainty dur-
ing the next 50 years as to how
much gas tax they will have to
pay; it will be permanently, sel
at six cents per gallon plus what-
ever additional tax the legislature
.may see fit to levy for other pur-
Counties Would Get Twvo: Cents:
The compromise, will continue
payments to counties on the. basis
of amounts received from three
cents of the gas tax in 1938; ad-
vocates the adoption of a consti-
tutional amendment in 1942 giving
four cents to the state road te-
partment instead of the three
cents it now receives and two
cents to the counties instead at
the present three cents; and al-
lows the state to administer the
entire county debt after the pass-
age of the amendment.
The proposed amendment was
the deciding factor which caused
the Association of County Com-
missioners to agree to the compro-
mise. Two cents gas tax for the
next 50 years will give the coun-
ties a half billion dollars, credit,
the major part of which will be
paid to bond holders. The state
road department will receive about
a billion dollars during the next
50 years from the four cent pledge.
It will also receive federal aid and'
some revenue from other sources.
'The department states that it
needs $116,000,000 to modernize
the Florida highway system.
In any event, the adoption of
the proposed constitutional amend-
ment will create a "peace in our
time" on this troublesome ques-
tion, and by the time the amend-
ment will terminate in 1992 few, if
any, of those now concerned will
be here to decide the future
Ten New Tax Proposals
The ten new tax proposals sub-
mitted' by a sub-committee of the
tax inquiry council, working under
recommendations of the Brookings
(Continued on Page 6)
Ships As Wiper
Vince Hanley of White City,
former checker for the Bull Steam-
ship company, received: his sea-
man's papers Sunday and shipped
-"ut as wiper on the S.S. Dorothy.
Lack Funds Holds
Up Army Project
Preliminary Engineering Work Is
Oompleted and Project Ex-
pected to Start Soon
Whlen work would begin on the
army air corps gunnery base to be
located between Port St. Joe and
Panama Oity has been the subject
of considerable speculation here.
Information received yesterday
as to cause of. the delay, was that
funds are lacking for purchase of
a 30,000-aore tract of land neces-
sary for the project. Though more
than $2,000,000 has: been allocated
for the base, the fund for purchase
of defense development locations
was temporarily exhausted about
three weeks ago, it is learned.
It is understood that additional
funds for purchase of lands was
included in the fifth supplemental
-ppropria.tion passed last week by
congress, but that it is believed
the war department Is withholding
nnoupcements on projects in the
Southeast Air Corps district until.
all are ready for construction.
Preliminary engineering work
on the air gunnery base has been
completed and, it- is expected, that-
work will begin shortly after con-
tract awards are announced.
Above is the Port St. Joe store
of the Chavers-Fowhand Furniture
company which is joining with
other, units of the concern in ex-
tending to the people of Port St.
Joe and Gulf county an invitation
to visit the new home of the com-
pany just completed. in Panama
City at a cost of $65,000.
The.new four-story CharyersFow-
Legislators are ap.proach-.
ing repeal of the gross re-.
ceipts tax with trepidation,
due to the need of financing
the state and the ashoo'ls.
Three schools of thought
prevaH: one to repeal out-
right, another to repeal andr
substitute a sales tax by spme
other name, and the last,
is to aboll h all ad valorem
takes through constitutional
amn.endmrnt and substitute a
straight sales tax to care for
all state, school, public wel-
fare and old age pension
S < J>
Meeting Called To
Benefits of Organization Pointed
Out By Panama City
A call meeting w'as held Tues
day evening at the Port Inn for
the purpose .of discussing the pos
sibilities of organizing, a Kiwanis
club in Pont. St Joe
.B. B. Conklin, president of the
Tax Asessor Is Visitor now. defunct ionAs club, was called
on and gave a short 'talk before
-Sammy Patrick, tax assessor for ino and gae F short H olland or
I IntrodlUpng Forrest Holland of
Gulf' county, was in the city Wed-: 1wanis International an
nesda&, signing up residents for ilt, who gve an interesting talkn
-ioaq^ad exmPuon and,.'beeking .,Cty. who gave an interesting talk
Domedead 'exemption an tbeeking a th future and the benefitss o
his assessment figures. 'n futre a the nts
____hit f such, an organization. in this city,
A meeting .hsp been called for
Attene oe. Metin'g .next Thursday evening to discuss
Mrs. R1 W. Smith-, attended the. the future possibilities of the or-
zone meeting of the. Woman's So- ganizatibn.
clety for Chritslb1Jn Service of the -- -
Methodist Church held Wednesday.
in Panama, Oity.
Guests From Winter Haven
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McLain of
Winter Haven are guests this
week of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ma-
Alabama Week-End Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Graves of
Newville, Ala., Mrs. T; B. Smith ot
Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. T.
Jones and small son Travis will
spend the week-end in this city as
guests, of Mrs. M. B. Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis.
hand building, with its thousands
of articles of modern merchandise,
is a far step from the "few suit-
cases" officials recall they started
out with in February of 1920. It
has 22,000 square feet of floor
space with balconies overlooking
the main floor at the front and
"We extend an invitation to all
Operetta Will Be
Elementary School, Children WilT
Pres.nt Fantasy Laid fn
Children of the Port St. Joe
To Develop For
Wait On Data From State Council;
Committee Chairmen Ap-
elementary school will present to-,
night at 8 o'clock, in the school au- Continuing ,plans, for formation
ditonium, "The Palace of Careless- of a defense council in this
ness," a very unusual and enter- section, a meeting of the Gulf
training operetta. county committee of the Florida
The story has to do with a pal- State Council for Defense was
ace in London where lost articles held Thursday night of last week
are turned in. For just one hour at the Port Inn with the chairman,
at night the atricles come to life George Tapper, presiding. He re-
and can walk, dance and sing. ported that a bill had passed the
The first act is during the hour legislature giving the council offi-
in which the articles come to life. cial standing and that Governor
The second act is laid the follow. Holland has called a meeting of
ing morning. The owners of the the state committee at an early
lost articles come to make claim, date to give them information as
and a jury, is in the court room to to what the state requires.
decide whether the person has Division chairmen were called
really lost something or not. on for reports, the majority of
The fantasy is, directed by Mrs. them stating that inasmuch as
George McLawhon, assisted by they had received no specific in.
Mrs. Leroy Gainous, dances; Mrs. formation from the state commit-
Andrew Martin, songs; Mrs. Joe tee, they were unable to make a
Ferrell, pianist; and the Misses report. They appointed members
Eileen Arnold and Louise Solo- of their committees as followed:
mon, advertising. Mrs. Jim Per- Mrs. HI H. Saunders reported
ritt and Miss Merelyn Solomon are that she has made plans to secure
in charge of costumes; Mrs. Tom clothes and get them cleaned and
McPhaul and Mrs. Helen Rollins, mended, and has named her con-
stage, and Mrs. Purvis Howell and mittee as follows: Mrs. B. C. Gil-
Miss Juanita Gunn, tickets. The liard, Mr.s J. B. Gloeckler, Mrs. .
scenery for the operetta was con- Miller, Mrs. Annie Cook, Mrs. J.
structed under the supervision of Darcey, Mrs. G. A. Patton, Mrs.
Charles EBrammar. D. B. Lay, Mrs'. J. B. Trawick, Mrs.
The cast is made up of the fol- J. T. McNeIll, Mrs. B. Kennington,
lowing childlres:: Mrs. C. G. Costin-
,Prologue, Betty Sue McPhaul. Mrs. Dave Gaskin reported that-
Fat Clock; P. B. Fairly. Alarm she had zoned her district and ap-
(Continued on Page )' pointed the following: Methodist:
--- -- Mrs. B. E. Parker, Mrs. R. Y.
BAG BIG BEAR IN SWAMP Griffin, Mrs. Hattie Britt; Baptist:
Mrs. C. L. C6stin, Mrs. C. L, Mor-
E. G. "Frenchy" Guillory and gan, Mrs. L. F. Evans; P.-T. A,:
John Griffin of this city and John Mrs. G. R. Redfern, Mrs. S. Britt,
Hansen of Bay City, while hunting Mrs. H. Waldon, Mrs, H. A. Whit-
in Willis Swamp Monday evening, ton; Woman's Club: Mrs. J. A.
killed a black bear that tipped the Whitfield, Mrs. J; M. Griffin, Mrs.
scales, at 360 pounds and stood Foy Singleton; Dalkeith: Mrs. T.
seven feet high. The carcass was R. Cumbie Mrs. J. Gaskin; Buck-
placed in cold storage in the meat horn: Mrs. Toby Gay; Wetappo:
box at the Griffin grocery. Jim Daniels.
M. L. Fleischel Jr., chairman of
d Furniture Co. the housing committee, appointed
the following: Port St. Joe. Bea-
S-con Hill, White City and Money
Bayou: Horace Soule, co-chairman;
A. Bert Hull, schools; J. W. Sise-
more, churches; M. P. Tomlinson,
public buildings; Mrs. C. G. Cos-
tin, cots and bedding. Wewa-
e hitchka and Dead Lakes area: H.
Po .:'-rt:~ St.. J en water supply and fire protection
division, reported -that he had
t-o- .co ab, made a survey of the water sup-
ply and named to his committee
John Blount, city; Joe Morrow,
county, and Ben Grace, volunteer
H. H. Saunders stated that he
was sure the duties of the local
council would( soon be clarified
and that every effort would be e.x-
erted to carry on the work and
co-operate with Governor Hollana
j... and the state committee.
All committee chairmen were
urged by Chairman Tapper to
write to their state chairman for
It was agreed that the next ses-
home owners and home lovers to sion of the council would be a
inspect the new buildingg" said called meeting.
Ronald Outlaw, manager of the
Port St. Joe store. "Salesmen and Appointments Confirmed
other employes will be on hand Appointment by Governor Hol-
to escort them about and assist land of H. H. Saunders, C. G. Cos-
them in any way. I expect to see tin, Robert Bellows and Nick Com-
a host of our local residents drop- forter as port commissioners for
ping in at this new store within Pont St. Joe was confirmed last
the next week or two." Friday by the Florida senate.
St. Joe Home of Chavers-Fowhan
- HA- ER,
PAG TW IO~ STAR POR ST JO FCUTPLRAFIAARL2,14
CONGRESS HAD BETTER GET BUSY
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
EBitered 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
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed,
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Passage of a bill by the Florida legislature
authorizing an increase in the weight of single
trucks from 18,000 to 24,000 pounds, and
trucks with semi-trailers from 34,000 to 40,-
000 pounds seems to us to be rather incon-
The law, which was vetoed during the 1939
session by Governor Cone, is designed to per-
mit vegetable and citrus growers to transport
larger loads and thus permit lower prices, for
their produce. It is calculated that it will
yield about $400,000 annually in new special
truck licenses, which is to be used for state
The inconsistency of the measure is the
fact that many hundreds of miles of roads
in Florida are already disintegrating and if
this additional load is placed on them they
will soon be totally destroyed. This will call
for resurfacing or complete rebuilding, and
that additional $400,000 will not be a drop in
the bucket compared to the total cost of the
The measure might help citrus and vege-
table growers and the trucking companies,
but the burden of, keeping the roads in re-
pair will be. borne by the citizens of Florida
who will be required to dig down in their
pockets for additional revenue.
It's always quite an occasion when Jo
Serra comes to town from Willis Swamp and
drops in at The Star office, and when he
popped in the door Tuesday, we just put our
feet, or rather foot, up on the desk and lis-
tened to the pearls of wisdom dropping from
Jo doesn't think much of congress unless
the boys are doing things the way he thinks
they ought to be done, and this time he was
all wrought up.
"I guess jist about everybody-Democrat
or Republican-will agree- that -Benjamin
Franklin was quite a person," said Jo. "We
debate just about everything, but when it
comes to Franklin we kinda git together-
anyway when we git on the platform or the
radio, and are maybe looking' for votes. The
proper thing to do, whichever party you're in,
is to agree with Franklin, and Washington,
and Jackson-durin' the campaign.
"The thing I got in mind about Franklin
is his sayin' "It is difficult for an empty sack
to stand upright." There's something' for con-
gress to ponder.
"If this congress which we got now wants
to do something' so as to go down in history
so their grandsons won't be ashamed to ad-
mit that grandpaw was once up there on the
spendthrift Potomac, they gotta git busy,
Jo expatiated at length on other subjects,
but it seems that the main thing he had on
his mind was that congress is making a lot
of empty gestures but getting no results.
We hope Jo drops in often-he's always
full of good ideas, wit and wisdom.
HITLER IS OVEREXPANDING
With more territory brought under the do-
minion of his army, Hitler is expanding so
much that soon his men will be spread out
so thin that eventually his Napoleonic empire
Hitler cannot make peace with those na-
tions he has subjugated. He must keep his
soldiers in them, and because he must do this
he is oppressing and antagonizing the people
of these countries and eventually they will
rise up against him.
The Low Down r r
from Wrong Number
illis Swamp Joe E. Brown At Port Theatre In
,- sS ,~= -i "So You Won't Talk?"
Editor The Star: Tuesday Only
A person will tune in every once
in a while. on the .radio and get Hollywood is, perhaps, the only
In a while on the radio and get city in the world where wrong
somebody who's sayin' ne's talktn' cite the worln were onsn
in simple languages everybody telephone numbers are constantly
in simple language so everybody in demand. In Port St. Joe wrong
will understand him, or he's talking' man In o Joe
to the plain people. I've always numbers are decidedly unpopular;
sort wondered to myself if he in the motion picture studios they
eould maybe be. referring' to me. are greeted almost rapturously.
I'm not so extra sure whether it Incorrect street addresses are
would be a compliment or if it another source of joy to an indus-
,try which must be careful not to
might cast some doubt on my I. Q.try wch must be careful ot to
The more I think about it, the use a correct telephone number, a
more dubious I become. correct street address or a correct
name in a motion picture. The
I was talking' to Henry about it!name ina option picture. The
-er le cr combination of a correct name and
-Henry lives acorss the Swamp--'
and I s: "Henry, who e hese a correct street address, or a cor-
and I sez: "Henry,, who are these
rect name and telephone number,
plain people, anyway?" There is react name and telephone number
e thing you can say or Henry, or even any one of the three, alone
he's polite, so he says: "Jo, the might result in extensive lawsuits
and other complications.
best thing for you to do is look it and other compilations.
In "So You Won't Talk?" which
up in the dictionary." I did so.
stars Joe E. Brown at the Port
My dictionary says, plain people stars Joe E. Brown at the Port
are more or lss o laypeople theatre Tuesday only, this fact was
are oe o le oel eole-evidenced during production. The
brother, the next gent who big-mouthed comedian, seen in the
brother, the nextgen who dual role of timid book reviewer
starts his palaver about addressin' and underworld killer, is the sub-
himself in plain language to the
himself in plain languageto tthe ject of several phone calls as he
plain people, is gonna get tuned gallivants about town frightening
out--and pronto. people and being frightened by
Yours with the low down, himself. The situation might have
JO SERRA. been serious had the telephone
numbers employed in the produc-
tion not been checked in New
A geologist says that Palestine's York, where the action occurs. For
mountains were formed when the as originally written one screen
sea receded from the area about name and address actually did ap-
500,000,000 years ago; then the pear in the New York telephone
sea covered it again for at least directory!
'15,000,000 years, and after that the ____ ____
area was dry land again. Advertising deeen't cost-it pays!
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
Toby Jewell, comely mistress of
ceremonies with the "Rainbow
Ranch Girls" coming to the Port
theatre in person next Tuesday.
Ranch Girls at
Glittering Stage Show Featuring
Glamorous Girls, Dancing, and
Music To Be Seen
The "Rainbow Ranch Girls' will
appear in person on the stage ot
the Port theatre next Tuesday, and
Manager Roy Williams places an
A-1 rating on this new type of en-
tertainment and recommends it to
theatre patrons. He states it is a
clean, wholesome show, -with a
bevy of beautiful girls, dancing,
music and specialty numbers.
On the screen will be seen Joe
E. Brown in "So You Won't Talk."'
Admission prices will remain the
same in order to give patrons
every chance to enjoy this show.
Kid finish. All sizes-Mrs., Miss,
Mr. and Mrs. or Gentlemen.
$1.00 for 50 $1.50 for 100
50 Invitations with Envelopes
Phone 51 Port St. Joe
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The trend to this better way of living is ever increasing
as the years progress. Young couples, making use of
the step-by-step program in furnishing their homes may
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TI-M STAR, PORT ST. JOS, GULF COUNTY, FLORMAA
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1941.
FRIDAY,~~~~ AP I 5 91T E S A P R T O G L IT F O I AP G HIF
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
New Machines Speed Up
Hudson Warplane Production
Mrs. T. H. Strickland was hoa-
tess to the Louise Bancroft Circle
of the Baptist Missionary society
Monday afternoon at her home.
Mrs. Charles McClellan, chairman,
was in charge, and after the busi-
ness was dispensed with the hos-
tess served delectable refreshments
to members present.
Members of the Ruth Oil cle were
entertained at the home of Mrs,
D. W. Smith. After the business
and plans made for the Royal Ser.
vice program to be presented next
Monday, the chairman, Mrs. W. C.
Pridgeon, gave the devotional. A
social honr was enjoyed later.
The Martha Circle met with
Mrs. B. F. Hunt at Kenney's Mill
The meeting was opened by the
chairman, Mrs. H. M. Hammock
reading the scripture, Psalm 125.
After the business session the
Mispah was repeated and the hab-
tess served refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Haddock are an-
nouncing the birth of a daughter
Sunday, April 20.
C. T. Annandale of Atlanta, Ga.,
division tax manager for the Gulf
Oil corporation, was in this city
Tuesday on business.
Rdbert Bellows was a business
visitor Monday in Pensacola.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith spent
the week-end in Tallahassee visit-
ing relatives. They were acconz-
panied home by Mrs. Smith's moth-
er, Mrs. J. W. Smith, wTo will be
their guest for some time,
Miss Geraldine Smith has re-
turned to her home in Tampa af-
ter spending two months here as
the guest of her uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith.
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
BY THE 0
WEEK V ".
'Dining Room ,
Open to the Public J
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25cS
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ..........35c '
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St. v
Griffin Grocery Building C
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O OPYOM ai
I dtl w
4F1 years segeoful ORa1
S #fa iMs weet. d 4 r
tese2. 24 m serviAe. A
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MRS. MINNIE LUPTON
Complimenting Mrs. Minnie Lup
con, who celebrated her 76th birth
day, Mrs. Arthur Lupton entel
trained here with a surprise birth
da! party Thursday. evening ol
last week. Vari-colored spring,
flowers were used to decorate the
living and dining rooms which
were opened ensulte for the oc-
Contests were enjoyed, worth
Mrs. Lupton and Mrs. F. Howell
winners. After the contests the
,ueslts were invited, to the dining
.oom where the table was beauti-
fully decorated, the centerpiece be-
ing a lovely birthday cake, which
.vas cut and other delectable re-
freshments served with it.
The invited list was Mesdames
3eorge Paitton, 0. Roberts, George
Johnson, Nora Howard, L. Gainous,
1. Gibson, J. Perritt, P. Howell,
7. Howell, J. R. Redd,.A. Cook, C.
C. Taunton, A. M. Jones, George
'ooper. R. R. Minus, R. W. Smith,
3. C. Pridgeon, W. O. Upshaw, W.
I. Howell, and L. H. Bartee.
The honoree was the recipient
3f many lovely and useful gifts.
MRS. MILLER ENTERTAINS
AT BRIDGE THURSDAY
Mrs. J. Lamar Miller entertained
it bridge Thursday afternoon of
ast week at her home.on Seventh
street. An.attractive arrangement
,f spring flowers was used in the
giving room where the guests were
entertained. At the conclusion ol
)lay, prizes were awarded to Mrs.
W. D. Dare and Mrs. Floyd Hunt.
The hostess served delicious -re-
freshments to her guests.
t QA iZ-
Leonard Belin of Camp Blanding
was the week-end guest of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Belin.
Joe Sharit Jr., who is in Talla-
hassee during legislature, spent
the week-end in the city with hlis
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit.
Mrs. Louise Presnell and sons
of Tallahassee are guests this
week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. R. Holliday.
Jimnt7e Williamson oft Panama
City was a business visitor in this
Mrs. Jennie Posten of Panama
City spent Sunday in Port St. Joe
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Little Miss Ann Kenney, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Kenney
Jr., was carried to a Pensacola hos-
pital for treatment Monday.
E. Clay Lewis Jr., was called to
Tampa Wednesday on account of
he illness of his baby son.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon
visited friends Sunday in Panama
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon
pent Sunday in Wewahitchka vis-
ALCOHOL FROM ORANGES
A new kind of rubbing alcohol
iade from oranges, which can be
manufactured and retailed for ap-
roximately one-third the cost of
rands now on the market, and
n oil of oranges for perfuming
oap, have been discovered, by re-
earch chemist Hagop Jorjorian,
inter visitor at Orlando.
From Java comes a report ot
ainy day writing paper, treated i
'ith a latex mixture and useful
'r pencil- or typing, but not for f
advertising doesn't cost-it pays! s
MRS. HOWELL HOSTESS TO.
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. W. M. Howell was hostess
to the Thursday Afternoon Bridge
club last week at her home on
Long avenue. Following several
progressions, prizes were .prre-
sented to Mrs. F. O. Allen, high;
Mrs. Joe Hauser, second high, and
Mrs. Otis Pyle, cut. A salad course
and iced drinkss were served, to
the members by Mrs. Howell.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Parker and
family of Wewahitchka visited In
this city Tuesday.
Mrs. Jim Bounds visited relatives
in Panama City Thursday of last
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Upton visited
relatives in Apalachicola Sunday.
"Sees All, Knows All, Tells All
About Port St. Joe High School"
EDITED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS
Editor-in-Chief ...... Buck Waiters
Assistant Editor....Royce Goforth
Society Editor....."The Snooper"
Sports Editor..........John Lane
Well, from all reports, everyone
had a grand time at the banjuet
and prom. Everybody( especially
the girls) looked real nice. If this
was a social column we would stop
and describe each individual's
dress, but it would get rather old
after the first ten or fifteen.
This banquet and prom was
really something to .be remem-
bered. The juniors enjoyed prepar-
ing for it, and the seniors seemed
to enjoy it to the fullest extent.
Mrs. Mahoa served a delicious
meal. During the dinner several
specialities were given. Anita. Til-
man presented a toe dance and
Gwendolyn Howell sang "Walkin'
By the River." All the teachers and
their husbands and wives, and sev-
eral of the students, were calleil
on to make short speeches.
In all, we believe it was a gay
occasion, but we juniors are glad
it is over.
SHARKS TO PLAY PANAMA
This afternoon the Port St. Joe
Sharks' baseball team will travel
to Panama City where they will
tangle with the Bay Hi Tornados
at 3:30. The Bay Hi boys have
wan two game_ and lost two, while
the St. Joe'rTds are still looking
for their first victory. So far the
Sharks have lost two games, both
going to Apalachicola.
SENIORS ARE 'IT'
Ah! The seniors have at last re-
ceived their invitations, and do
they think they're it! They feel so
dignified going about presenting
their cards to the various. pupils
and teachers. tWell, be tolerant
and overlook them, because they
won't be back next year (we hope
-and they do, too). We only, get
them once in a lifetime.
What has happened to Foy and
Gloria? Would you tell us, Gloria?
John and Julaine are getting
pretty thick, don't you think!
We wonder if the girls are an-
swering the letters from the boys
they met in DeFuniak!!
Has anyone noticed Ruth's new
pin? We would if we were you,
Edwin seems to love all the girls
lately. Or have you noticed?
Wilbur and Hazel seem to be
drift .g. What about it, Wilbur'
No! That's what we thought.
Wonder what Gordon will do
vhen Marianne moves away. Go
Wonder what boy Addle will
The sl6gap, "Aunt Eva and the
Cooking Juniors" seemed to go
good, so we think this one will
tick: "Miss McClellan and the
Gordon calls his car "Opportun-
ty" because it knocks when Tie
east expects it,
Billie Jean has a cute new bo)
friend. Good. gottrg, Billie!
Whose watch is that Janie's
rearing? Is 'it hers? '
The seniors will soon be out of
school. Ah, how nice?
Ims miraculously versatile machine cutting. A belt file can be quickly in-
is used in the Aircraft Division of the stalled for finishing operations. Close
Hudson Motor Car Company for con- precision limits are obtained by light-
tinuous metal shaping and contour ed magnifying glass which is part of
sawing and filing of templates or pat- the unit. This machine is typical of
terns for aircraft production. The ma- the new devices now in use by Hud-
chine even has a self-contained weld- son Aircraft Division to speed up pro-
ing mechanism for rejoining the var- duction of aircraft sub-assemblies.
able speed circular saw after the saw Man at left is shown operating the
has been separated for inside contour welding unit.
Hollow wooden cones are used British fliers say that snow ox
by islanders in the South Pacific fighter planes may add nearly 200
as receptacles for catching and pounds to the load, and on a large
storing the souls of men at death, bomber 1000 pounds, may be added.
Theatre Opens Sundays at 1:45 P. M. and 8:30 P. M.
Saturday 1:15 Daily 2:45 Admission 10c-16c-30c
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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1941
TIHE STAPH, PORtT ST. JeE, GtULF QCttHTY, FLORIDA
IA OU E A F, A
An estimated 5,000,000 persons
attended basketball games in the
United States during, 1939.
IN THE CIRCUIT QOURT, GULF.
COUNTY :FLO6 FI tA "
IN. qHANr4 ERY
CLYDE A. ATTWOOD. plaintiff,
vs. MARY N, ATTWOOD. de(end
The State-qt FeorLida;
To; Mary N,,Attwood. 1810 W.-eat.
Ontario. Street, Phlla4elplia,
It. is hereby. or4exed that you
are required to, appear on the 5th
day of May, 1941, before the.above.
entitled court, to the .Bill of.Coin-.
plaint filed against you in the
above entitled cause, and The. Stat
Is hereby designated as the. news
paper in which this.order shall be
published once a week for fui..
WITNESS the Honorable E. C-
Welch. and Ira A, Hutchison as
Judges of this court and' the seai
of this court in the City of We-
wahitchka, Gulf Count', Florida,
this 1st. day of April, 1941.
(Court Sea(4 J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, ElFri4a.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plairtiff 4-4 5-2.
IN THE:4RCUIT .COURT, GULF
C. L. CQOTI.N, plaintiff,: vs.
PORT ST. JOE COMPANY, a cor-
poration, and W. M. FLAGLER.
The State of, Florida:
To: Port St. Joe Company, a cor,
portion, and W.. M. Flagler, if
alive, and if ded, 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.shqwing said lot to.belying
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-Ofrwa.,
of tl .Apalacblcola Northern
C. L. Costin, having filed in this
court his sworn bil of colplait 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. ofcomplaint., 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 diescrib-
ed. and if dead, to have been in-
And having made all persons
having or claiming any interest :-s
the above described land parties
defendant to the said' bill of com-
And having demanded from the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in ana
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 Plainti;f 4-4 6-2
Governor Hol.and. Tuesday.
S 1jA_.- inttp. l-w. the., bill to,
out!w. the. Qoi..Rmnis. party
and, the. qG.ran. Americarn
TheIJaw vt4w.hi:bb.coDmer,. ,e?
festive, iruei4,tpt4y, provides
heavty.. penalties for akdvocat-
ing the overthJttw, of govern.
.... .. . .. .
Returns From Fort Meade.
F. J, Corbin returned this week
from Fort Meade where he.visited
ihis. wife and son, Earl- Eugene.
This was the, first trip home that
Earl.l 'ad 'an.iad, for. four. years. He
has been in the navy. 13 years.
S.S. Dorothy of the Bull Lin
allped Sundyy with cargo of. pg-
aer. and l.amber. far eastern parts.
OPERETTA WLL. BE
(Continued from Page 1)
-lock, Tommy Hull.. Watches, Dor-
olthy: Minus, Fern Whitchard, Caro-
:ni Gang.gneiux, Betty. June Thur-
nan, Wilna W.o.oden, Saira Brinson,:
Jarice Snellgrove, Peggy Ha dy,
Sammy and Billy Traweek.
Boy Scouts: Billy. Howell, E.d
Boyer, Wade Barrier, Ellis Larri-
more, Bobby Wallace, Jack Wil-.
liams, Stuart Wallace, Neal Gar-
rett, Byrd Capps, Winfred Spicer,
and Monzell Roberts.
Old Man: Jack Hammock. Little.,
Girl: Mary Woodin: Maid: Geral-
dine Parker. Mr. Clock: Tommy
Owens. Mrs. Umbrella: Kathryi.
Janes. Bailiff: Bernard .Pridgeon.
Stick Candy : James.. Chtiam,
Monkey: Billy Smith. Organ..Grindn-.
ei~-;'. Charlie Gangpeiux. Clown;
oaald)4 Dean. Dancing Dolls:
Joyce. Samford and Peggy Milleir.
Rear: Charles Rogers.
Jury: Buster Owes, Tom Hus-
band, Eugene Chism, Franklin
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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 nereby 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.
Young, Amos Rhames, Billy Park-
er, Bobby Ramsey, Julian Fillin-
gim, Billy Quarles, Jimmy Helms,
Gene Ansley. Demelle Gambrough.
Dolly Dimples: Barbara. Nan Caw-
lig to.$,2,300,000; and $1,900,000.to
replace school revenue lost if the
present 1/2 of 1 per cent gross re-
ceipts tax is repealed.
Considerable opposition to the
governmental units should assume
more of the school costs,
Committee hearings on many or
these bills and on proposed labor
legislation will occupy much of
thorn. Judge': Billy Gibson. Increase of $150 per teacher unit the legislature's time during the
Vegetables: Gladys Jean Per- Is developing, but whether it will remainder of this week and sue-
ritt, MIerita Sutton, Kathleen Hor- be effective is.a, question. This.l n ceeding weeks, and developments
ton, Jan Wimberly, Eryn Walker, crease was voted in 1939 but was of these hearings will be interest-
Edwina Howell:Tin Soldiers: Donu vetoed by Governor Cone on tne ing and worth studying by anxious
aid Parker, Billy Scott, Earl Mc- ground that the state did not have taxpayers.
Cormiek, George. Harper, Aubrey the. money.
Handy, Elbert Sutton, Elwyn Mc-, Opponents to increasing the AVOID TROUBLE!
Caseay, Onis Curtrer, George Ad. amount appropriated for schools :. if yourcar gets out of. n-
kins, Milton Conner, Billy Curtrer, 'point out that since 'he school trol you know what happens
Howard Woodin. Umbrellas: Alice.obby first asked the legislature .-TROUBwLE,
Guilford, Sally Gambrough, Betty for an emergency appropriation of 'the same way with
Jo Tharp, Corenlia Vaughn, Joan $1,500,000 after the Florida boom| your s s wsr to
Snellgrove. burst more than a .decade ago, the irly on your doctor and our
___ 4( __ emergency has become more acute accurately compounded pre
COMPROMISE ON GAS TAX with each succeeding session of ratey co ned pre
the legislature and that school ap- sciptins. There can be no
WOULD BE FOR 50 YEARS ions hae een steal n- trouble then.
_____ propriattions have been steadily in-
(Continued from Page, 1) creasing until it amounted to 13, LeHARDY
ntitution, arerousing consider- .000,000 at the 1939 session, or 62.
Institution, ar arousing consider- per cent of the total cost. It is PHARMACY
able discussion and will be. thor now proposed to make it $15,000,-
oughly de~hated, before they are. 000, and opponents are wondering
enacted into law. there will ever be an end to ,
Two of the proposals are forms such demands. Governor Hollanu V "'
of a sales tax. The first, would has stated that he believes local
levy a 2 per cent gross receipts
sales tax to be paid by consumers.
It is estimated that this tax would ": .
raise $11,000,000 of the $16,000,000 PLUMBING HEATING j .a -
needed per year to place the state I f /
in adequate financial condition.
The second proposed- sales tax ST. JOE
is a two-cent levy on each pach //
age of c!'garets, which would bring PLUMBING T
in about $2,885,000. This form or. FOR BETTER
sales tax has been proposed and.. ,
defeated in former sessions. F.. CORBIN, Manager H E A L T H
Other proposals include a higher.
documentary tax; a higher tax on PORT ST. JOE, FLA. Milk is an energy. food.. It is
Saqjly .digpetedp and.-Is, gr nd,
public utilities, including bottle alone or with other foods,
gas; a severance tax on. the, re-, ..-Enjoy the benefits of the
moval of natural resources, includ- -- valuable vitamin content of
ing phosphate; a tax. on Insurance. Fres
premiums; higher auto license -
tags; giving to the general reve-
nue fund receipts of the MuriP.. Pasteurized for Your Protection
lawnow,-impoundodl; and a consti-
tutional amendment- to permit the
leVy.ing of an income tax. I SOLOMON S
The estimated. increase of $1 ,- R o O S FROM COLDS
00 ,0 )0. ii, d;ivldecl-.p ..the, slrb-c0.: F WOnr,COUGHS FROM COO.$
0001,000. i5,ad4vlde4- y tb e, sub-cQ AT WON TURN.LOD$SOe
mittee as follows $6,400,000 for ~ ii DAMLSIO
the deficiency in the general reve- AT FIVE I' UTES.
nue: fund; $.$,S24,,111 for old age l SHELBY STRINGFELLOW
pens ions, aid' to dependent chil- LBY STRINGE.LLOW
dren and the blind; an increase La pre tave
of $150 per teacher unit amount- Att All ead.i g Dr ggi.ts
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