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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: May 2, 1941
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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The Star-Florida's fastest grow- Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000O
ing little newspaper-dedicated to DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
the betterment and upldHng of est growing little city.. In
the City of Port St Joe. the heart of the pine belt.

The Home Newspaplr of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1941 NUMBER 30


Bill To Remove

Ad Valorem Tax

Gets Death Blow


Gulf County Representative
Speaks In Favor of
Proposal

Members of the Florida house
,of representatives constitutional
amendments committee Monday
rejected 14 to 6 a plan to abolish
ad valorem taxes after they had
been told by several mayors that
its' removal would lead, to financial
chaos for cities.
Proponents of the measure,
which would permit the people to
vote on an amendment eliminating
ad valorem levies, argued that the
state's present tax system is obso-
lete and should be replaced.
Opponents declared that backers
of the resolution had offered no
plan for replacing the revenue that
would be lost by its adoption. They
charged it inevitably would lead to
enactment of a sales tax and that
cities would have great difficulty
in obtaining sufficient money to
operate.
Lewis Speaks
Representative E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
of Gulf county told the committee
he knew the bill "generally is con-
sidered a duPont bill and that I
generally am considered a duPont
xman."
"It's true that the duPonts own
most of the county which I repre-
sent," he said, "so naturally; since;
any people are dependent on this
organization, I suppose that in a
sense I do represent the, duPonts.
"But we all know .that the ad
valoiem system doesn't work, and
I believe the substitute proposal-
which would substitute a different
yardstick for distributing .taxes-
would 'be an improvement. I would
be for the new plan whether the
duPonts were or not, because I
think it is good."
.Mr. Lewis explained proponents
of the abolition resolution wanted
to enact a system based on the
"use value" of property, so that an
owner would be relieved of paying
taxes on vacant property which
brought no return.

SEEK INCREASE IN
AUTO LICENSE FEES

An increase of about $1,800,000
a year in automobile licenses was
approved this week by the house
finance and taxation committee as
a source of revenue for schools.
The committee recommends a
license tax of $15 for cars weigh-
ing less than 2050 pounds, $10 for
cars between 2050 and '-".,. $15
between 2800 and 4050, and $20
for cars above 4050.
The high weight cars now are
licensed at $15 and those between
2050 and 3050 are licensed for $10.

Sisemores Vacationing In Texas
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Sisemore
and children left last week for a
three weeks' visit to Amarilla,
Texas. Rev. Demsey Hodges of
Dothan, Ala., will fill the pulpit at
the Baptist church during the ab-
sence of Rev. Sisemore.

Attends Big Race
B. E. Kenney, left Saturday eve-
iing for Louisville, Ky., to attend
the annual Kentucky Derby. B. E..
has viewed this big annual event
more times. than he can count on
is fingers and toes.


Taxes AstRevenue

Source Dikcussed

By thelLegislature


Many, Sales Tax Measures
Have Been Dropped into:
Legislative Hopper

By CLYDE J. BASER
Florida News Service Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE, May 1 (FNS).
-Florida's legislature is now get-
ting into full swing, and there is
:i definite possibility 'that it may,
cut a much wider swath than the
people intended for reaping, and
wiSier than the members of either
house forecast during their cam-
paigns.
Two years ago the cry was "no
new taxes," and no new taxes
weie voted. It is true that numer-
3us and volumninous appropria-
tions were .passed, but no new
sources of revenue were tapped to
pay the appropriations, and a 10-
cent pen vetoed practically all of
them and kept things on a fairly
even basis..
.Members Made Promises
However, the members promised
their constituents quite a number
of expensive gadgets when they
were campaigning. They also prom-
ised again .that they would shun
"new taxes." Added to all this Is
the fact that there is a sizable de-
ficit in the general fund, and the
majority of the legislators are
pledged, to repeal the one-half of
one per cent gross receipts tax,
The majority of them remember
the storm of votes which swept
many of the 1939 members into
oblivion, and already they can
hear the rumbling of thunder in
the distance.
At the close of last week theI
legislators were hoping that Gov-
ernor Holland's message on tax-
ation, to be delivered this week,
would mark a safe and. sure path
for them to tread. As this is writ-
ten, that message is being pre-
pared. For his guide he has the
recommendations of the tax in-
quiry committees, the report of
the Brookings Institute, the advice
of his confidants, and his own
campaign promises.
Many varieties of sales taxes
have been dropped into the legis-
lative hopper, but it probably is
safe to say that none of them will
receive the governor's blessing. It
is also probably safe to say that a
considerable part of his message


BUYS FIRST BND'


George Tapper, chairman of the
Gulf County Defense Council,
yesterday purchased the first
$50i defense bond from Postmas-
ter H. A. Drake.


State To Take

Over Two Streets

In Port St. Joe


Monument Avenue and Fifth
Street Fall Under Provision
Of Legislative Measure

The city of Port St. Joe will be
freed from responsibility of pav-
ing and taking care of several
miles of streets as a result of a
bill passed by the. legislature and
signed by Governor Holland.
The bill requires the state road
department to take over construc-
tion and maintenance of any mu-
nicipal streets that are necessary
connecting links in the state digh-
way system. The department will
be' required to designate the city
streets forming links with state
highways by October 1, 1941.
Two stretches in Port SIt. Joe
expected to be designated for
state maintenance are Monument
avenue, which is traveresd its full
length by Highway 98, and Fifth
street, which is a portion of state
road No. 6.

LOCAL BOYS TO TAKE
PART IN BOYS STATE

Two boys from Port St. Joe, Ar-
thur Soderberg and Edward Eelis,
have been named by the Gulf


will be devoted to recommenda- County American Legion Post to
tions for obtaining greater collec- participate in Florida Boys State
tions from existing sources, and to be held at Tallahasse June 14
that few new sources will be men- to 21.
tioned. Purpose and aim of the Flor-
Two Facts Stand Out ida Boys State is to educate our
There are two facts which stand youth in the duties, privileges,
out now and are worth considering rights and responsibilities of Amer-
(Continued on Page 2) ican citizenship.

FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED PORT NEWS
OUT FOR TWO WOODS FIRES S.S. Delmar of the John A. Mer.
The fire department was called ritt Co., Pensacola, sailed Saturday
out Tuesday to combat a woods for Pensacola with cargo of lumber
fire that was threatening workers' from St. Joe Lumber & Export Co.
cottages at Kenney's Mill. The fire Tanker Henry M. Dawes of the
was placed under control by the Sabine Transportation Co. sailed
volunteer firemen and but little Wednesday after discharging cargo
damage reported. of fuel oil for the St. Joe Paper
'The department was called out company.
again Wednesday to extinguish a S.S. Jean of the Bull Line is due
woods fire on the point at Indian to arrive today for cargo of paper.
Pass that was threatening cottages .C
on the beach. Roofs of several of Hurlbuts On Trip to California
the ,homes were. ablaze when the Mr. and' Mrs. Miles Hurlbut and
fire-eaters arrived, but were ex- small son Kenneth left Sunday for
tinguished quickly with little dam- a two weeks' visit to Birmingham,
age resulting. Ala., and points in California.


Defense Savings

Bonds Now On

Sale In County

State Council Calls On Local
Unit to Boost Sales; Tap-
per Buys First Bond

Planned to help meet part of the'
huge preparedness bill and tailored.
to fit the purse of every American,
defense savings bonds and postal
savings stamps were placed on
sale at the Port St. Joe postoffice
yesterday.


The new bonds may be pur-
b:hased for $18.75, and, in 10 years
they will be worth $25. This is an
increase of 33%/3 pr cent, equal ,to
an annual interest return of 2.9
ner cent, compounded semi-an-
nually. Any time after 60 days
from date of purchase the bond
may be redeemed for cash, in. ac-
cordance with a table of redemp-
tion values printed on the face of
the bond,
Easy Payment Plan
For the small investor who de-
sires to buy a bond on an easy
payment plan, the postoffice has
a new series of postal savings
stamps at 10c,' 25c, 50c, $1 andi $5.
Each purchaser of any savings
stamp higher than 10c will be
given an attractive pocket album
in which to .paste the stamps until
there are sufficient to buy a $25
bond or one of higehr denomina-
tio.n.
Gulf county was called upon,
this .week to go "all-out"' in the
campaign to launch the sale of
the bonds and stamps, the. call
coming to the Gulf County De-
fense Council from the State De-
fense Council of Florida, which
has set a goal of placing Florida
at the top of the states in per
capital bond and stamp sales dur-
ing the opening week.
Buys First Bond
George Tapper, chairman of the
Gulf county council, accepted the
responsibility on behalf of the-
patriotic citizens of the county
and announces that plans are un-
der way to meet in full measure
this first call to direct duty in be-
half of the state and national de-
fense programs, ana setting an
example for others to follow, pur-
chased the first $50 bond from
Postmaster H. A. Drake yesterday.
The local schools were urged
Wednesday by S. L. Barke, chair-
man of the finance and budget
committee of the local defense
council, to buy defense savings
stamps because "you can safeguard
your own future, while helping the
national defense, by buying these
stamps now."
Chairman Tapper urges every
loyal citizen to contribute in some
way to the success of this first de-
Tense effort in Gulf county.

SHARKS TO PLAY PANAMA
IN LAST GAME OF SEASON
The St. Joe high school baseballI
team will play the Panama City


nine at the local park next Wed-
nesday at 3:30 p. m. The Sharks
have played the Panama team one
time, losing by a 5 to 1 score. But
the local boys have high hopes of
winning on the home grounds with
a few breaks in their favor. J. E.
Lillie will probably start on the
mound and John Lane will be be-
hind the plate.
As this is the last game of the
season for the Sharks, all fans are
urged to attend.


Court Extends

West Florida's

Boundary Line


U. S. Supreme Court Upholds
Ruling of Nine Nautical
Mile'Gulf Extension

The United States Supreme
Court held Monday that the juris-
diction of Floridia extended on Its
western boundary for nine nautical
miles into the Gulf of Mexico, de-
spite the traditional three-mile
limit for national control, and so
now Gulf county can add a con-
siderable number of square miles
to its present area. This should
also present quite a problem to
Tax Assessor Sammyi Patrick,
Chief Justice Hughes, who de-
livered the decision, said that "if
the United States may control the
conduct of its citizens upon the
high seas, we see no reason why
the state of Florida may not like-
wise govern the conduct of its
citizens upon the high seas with
respect to matters in which the
state has a legitimate interest and
where, there is no conflict with
acts of congress."
The Florida. Supreme Court, in
upholdiing the nine-mile boundary,
said that the western boundary
was fixed at nine miles by the
constitution of 1868 and that con-
gress subsequently admitted the
state into the Union.
The controversy grew out of the
conviction of Lambiris- i frotes of
Tarpon Springs on a charge of
using diving apparatus In sponge
fishing six miles from shore "with-
in the territorial limits of Florida."
Skiriotes asserted that the state
had no jurisdiction that far from
shore.

BILL AIMED AT COWS ON
HIWAYS LACKS SUPPORT

A bill to prohibit livestock from
roaming on Florida highways failed
by an overwhelming margin to get
favorable house committee consid-
eration Monday.
By a 19 to 1 vote, the livestock
committee reported unfavorably on
the measure, which would have
made each cattle owner in the
state responsible for fencing his
own stock.
The committee did report favor-
ably on a bill which would relieve
the estate of a person killed in an
accident involving a cow from 11-
ability for injuries to the cow.

Return To Alabama After Visit
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Graves of
Newville, Ala., Mrs. T. B. Smith of
Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. T.
Jones and small son of Headlane,
Ala., returned) to their homes Sun-
day after spending two days here
as guests of Mrs. M. B. Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis. Mrs.
Smith returned to Alabama with
them, where she will visit for the
next month. Before returning home
she will visit relatives in Cornelia,


Ga., and Orlando, Fla.
S-- -
Saunders Have Tennessee Guests
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Saunders
of Nashville, Tenn., are guests of
Mr. and Mr.s H. H. Saunders and
family.
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Attends Medical Meet
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward left Sat-
urday to attend the medical meet-
ing being held in Jacksonville this
week.


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THE STAR
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,
undei Act of March 3, 1879.

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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.

WE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING' YET
We were talking with a couple of Port St.
Joe business men the other day and they be-
gan talking about the burden of taxation. We
told them that they "ain't seen nothing' yet,"
for they will soon learn that to live in a world
whose main energies are being given to pre-
paring for war and waging war, is an incred-
ibly expensive business.
The new administration tax plain to add
$3,500,000,000 to the government's annual in-
come announced two weeks ago is little more
than a drop in the bucket. Our defense and
aid-to-the-democracies program is likely to
cost in the neighborhood of $40,000,000,000,
even if we don't become involved in the war
ourselves. Much of the cost will be deferred
for future- payment in the form of national
debt, but a great deal of it will have to be
paid for as we go, and substantial tax in-
creases, reaching almost every income group,
will be a necessity shortly.
Higher income taxes will not be all of it,
by a long shot. While there seems little like-
lihood of a general sales tax being adopted at
this time, we can be pretty sure that some
new sales taxes will be put into effect, ar'd
existing sales taxes increased. The taxes, for
instance, on liquor, tobacco and gasoline are
likely to go up. And there is talk of levying
taxes on such hitherto overlooked items a,
soda pop, the humblest of beverages.
Another suggestion is to have taxes paid
by the month instead of quarterly, or eveN
by the year, on the theory that it is less pain-
ful to pay a small amount at frequent inter-
vals than a large amount at long intervals. It
has also been proposed that employers deduct
employes' taxes from pay checks. This may
be urged in the interest of simplification and
of reducing collection expense.
Whatever the details, it seems certain that
the new program will go through in jig time
and with a minimum of debate. It will place
upon the American people a tax burden un-
precedented in our history. It will bring grim
visions of the possibilities of our eventually
reaching England's tax level, where a man
earning $5000 a year pays more than a quar-
ter of his gross earnings in income taxes
alone. Soon some 25 per cent of this coun-
try's national income will be going out for
war materials and military expenses in one
form or another.
Mars is a costly visitor.

Hitler, as usual, moved "reluctantly" into
the Balkans for the "protection" of the Bal-
kan peoples against their "criminal leaders."
Also, as usual, he blamed the Balkan war ou
the British and "Jew war mongers," and, in-
cidentally, broke his promise to the German
people that "I can promise the German people
that we shall never again have to fight on
two fronts."


Lindbergh says that England can't win.
Lots of people thought the same thing about
him when he set out across the Atlantic
Ocean some 15 years ago, but he turned up
safely in Paris.-Florida Advocate.

Misplaced lipstick has gotten more men Ia
trouble than booze.


SCIENCE ENLARGES RESOURCES
From time to time, prophets of gloom pro-
mote the idea that we are nearing the end
of our natural resources.
Two decades ago it was predicted that the
American petroleum reservoirs were being
exhausted and would soon disappear. Ameri-
can engineers put their minds to work, in-
vented new types of drilling machinery, and
today the known petroleum reservoir is
greater than ever.
Similarly, for years we have been told that
the day will soon come when coal will no
longer be used and all the coal mines will
stand idle. It was said that oil and water
power would take the place of coal as the
principal producer of heat and power; that
great hydroelectric schemes would destroy
the usefulness of the mines.
Then came the World War II. The supply
of rubber and silk became imperiled. Amen-
can chemists had for years been working on
formulas to supply these products without
resorting to imports. Today we are making
synthetic rubber and silk in this country, ana
whatever it is called, it is made of coal. And
nylon, the American-made silk of which socks
and stockings are made, has become a house-
hold word. It is made of coal.
The day may come when the principal use
of coal will be its translation into chemicals
-a great new industry, affording jobs to
tens of thousands of miners. No one thought
of that fifteen years ago.
And so it is with other natural resources.
Who would have thought a few years ago
that a huge paper mill would be located in
Port St. Joe, turning out thousands of tons
of paper from slash pine?
Only the pessimist sees the dead end ol
every road, and he never reaches his goal.

HITLER SAID IT
Adolf Hitler wrote in "Mein Kampf": "Th i
British nation can be counted upon to carry
through to victory any struggle that it once
enters upon, no matter how long such a
struggle may last, or however great the sac-
rifice that may be necessary or whatever the b
means that have to be employed."-Kansns o
City Star.

The editor stood the closed fishing season
in Gulf county just as long as he could, and s
then, last Saturday, closed up the shop and t
trekked to Sumatra, in Liberty county, where f
the season on brim and shellcrackers does not i
h
close. We were not disappointed, for under
the guidance of Jim Smith we managed to
hook some thirty-odd big red-breast brim
that weighed from a pound to a pound and a
half each. As usual, the biggest one got away
-it was a shellcracker that we honestly be-
lieve would have tipped the scales at better
than two pounds. We're going back again
tomorrow unless a rush of business should
come in-and even then we probably won't
let business interfere with our fishing.

The world knows what appeasement and i
vacillation mean to a nation confronted by
an aggressive and ruthless enemy. It leads
to one certain goal-disaster. The once proud
nations which have bowed their heads in de-
feat are grim proof of this. Today's dictators
give no quarter. They are after but one thing
-total victory. The nation which gives a
little, eventually gives all.
5:


Lindbergh is "hurt" because
took a verbal poke at him.
thankful that no one has as yet
maker on his jaw.


the president
He should be
landed a hay-


We see where a girl makes her living by
screaming for radio programs. If we had the
dough, we'd like to hire her to scream at
some of them for us.-Cincinnati Enquirer.

Men are about, the only people on earth
who think they have more sense than wo-
men.-Columbus Ledger.


The Low Down
from
Willis Swamp


Editor The Star:
It's easy to work yourself into a
sweat two or three times a day, it
you take everything you hear too
serious. The woods is full of peo-
ple making' a nice livin' and
stayin' in office-by scarin' up a
lot of things to fix, and tellin' us
they're the only one who is equal
to the task.
We been told there's so many
things ailin' us that we're beleivin'
it--and are about ready for the
hospital.
But I jest been reading' what a
banker has to say. I read a little
of everything. I even sometimes
read what the men are gonna wear
this spring or next fall-but don't.
This banker he gives simple an-
swers versus complicated ones. He
says the thing boggin' us down is
he socialism germ we picked up
rom Europe. And labor, he says,
s gonna wake up with the biggest
Headache of all. I'm kinda glad
read what the gent had to say.
Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.

CINDERELLA A COUNTESS


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The barge captain's, daughter,
comely Wilma Baard of New
York, is pictured with her hu--
band, Count Nava deTafo, young
Spanish nobleman. Wilma made
the front page when she was
presented to society by a group
of 14 prominent men-about-town
who acted as her "uncles".
irty-five per cent of the 1939
Thirty-five per cent of the 1939


world production of steel was pro-
Have you bought your Defense Bond yet.? duced iin the United States.


TAXES AS REVENUE
SOURCE DISCUSSED

(Continued from Page 1)
by those who are following legis-
lative proceedings: First, bot h
houses are in a ,spending mood;
and second, while the house un-
doubtedly will follow the gover-
nor's leadership, the senate may
kiick over the traces at any
time, especially if an attempt is
made to high pressure the old
members. This doesn't mean that
the senate will oppose the gover-
nor's program, but it does mean
that the possibility exists.
This seems to 'be a season for
constitutional amendments. There
is the one proposed which would
write into the constitution the 4-2
gas tax split between the state
road department and the counties
and which would cover a 50-year
period; another would require a
two-third8 vote for the passage of
any law providing for the compro-
mise or adjustment of delinquent
taxes; a third would allow the cre-
ation of special assessment dis-
tricts within municipalities so that
freeholders within a district could
vote on the issuance of bonds or
special assessment certificates; a
fourth authorizes the governor to
call a special election on proposed
amendments to the constitution if
three-fourths of the members of
the legislature vote for its sub-
mission to the voters. Under the
present constitutional provision,
proposed amendments can not be
acted upon by, the people until the
next regular election following
legislative action.
Would Legalize Gambling
There has been considerable
curbstone discussions about legal-
izing certain forms of gambling in
the state, and the Dade county
grand jury put it into definite
folm last week. It recommended
the enactment of suitable laws
whereby gambling, or at least cer-
tain fo ms, could be legalized and
controlled
"In a resort area such as this,
where thousands come for recre-
ation and amusement each year,"
it said, "it is difficult to enforce
the gambling laws against appar-
ent public opinion."
Action by the house last week
n passing a bill recommended by
Governor Holland making the
terms of members of the state
road board and other appointive
offices expire with the governor's
term, will be generally approved.
t simply makes legal a practice
which has become a custom thru
ong usage but which might have
causedd a nasty situation at some
time.
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Despite the war, the birth rate
n Germany increased during 1940.


ADRAHAM LINCOLN


"'WHAT WAS HE SELLING?"


PAGE TWO


THE STAR, PORT S8T. M(PE, GULF COUNTY, FLORMAA


FRIDAY MAY 2 1941


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AIR CORPS FUN


Society Personals Churches

LANETA DAVIS, Editor
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BAPTIST MISSIONARY
SOCIETY MEETS
The regular Royal Service for
the Baptist Missionary society was
held at the church Monday after-
noon with the Ruth Circle in
charge and Mrs. A. E. McCaskey
as leader. The Bible study, Psalm
16, was given by Mrs. E. B. Dendy,
followed, with prayer by Mrs. J.
F. Miller.
Topic for the meeting was "Com-
batting Evils of Today." Those
taking part were Mrs. McCaskey,
Mrs.- J. O. Baggett, Mrs. Victor
Johnson, Mrs. Curtis Palmer and
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
The meeting next Monday will
be a business session at th'i
church.

WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET
The regular meeting of the Port
St. Joe Woman's club will be held
next Wednesday afternoon at the
club rooms.

Mrs. Basil E. Kenney has re-
turned from Washington, D. C.,
where she attended the national
convention of the Red Cross.

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J. T. McNEILL.OBSERVES
EIGHTY-THIRD BIRTHDAY
At his spacious country home a
In-:an Pass, beautifully decorate
for the occasion with roses, Queee
Anne lace and lilies, J. T. McNei
celebrated his 83rd birthday ann
versary last Sunday afternoon.
The guests were greeted by th
hostess, Mrs. J. T. McNeill, and it
produced to Mrs. Margaret McLeod
who presided at the guest nook.
Block ice cream, cake and punci
were served from a table covered
with a beautiful lace cloth, cer
tered by a three-tier birthday cak
bearing 83 lighted candles, b:
dlrs. J. L. Temple ,Miss Carrie Lee
Sutton and Mrs. Sue Hinckley,
Many attractive and lovely gifts
were presented to the honor gues
ly Rev. D. E. Marietta, Georgt
Maddox, J. L. Temple, W. W. Bar
rier, A, 'M. Jones, T. H. Stone, G
A. Patton, C. H- Johnson, Rober
Bellows, J. L. Sharit, R. Don Mc
"eod, W. O. Anderson, R. P. Ned
ley, C. R. Witherspoon, John R
Miller, E. M. Spear, Dwight Mar
shall, Wallace Guinn, Nick Comr
forter and Dr. G. E. Weeins.

DR. HELEN COLE TO SPEAK
AT HIGH SCHOOL MAY 8
Dr. Helen W. Cole, state chair
man of international relations ol
he Florida Federation of Wo
nan's Clubs, will speak at the
ligh school auditorium May 8 al
S p. m. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Dr. Cole will take for her sub.
;ect "Pan-American Relations."
A' tea will be given in the at-
ternoon at the home of Mrs. J. L.
-harit where Dr. Cole will be in-
troduced to members of the Port
St. Joe Woman's club.

WOMAN'S CLUB EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE IN FINAL MEET
The last yearly meeting of the
executive committee of the Port
St. Joe Woman's club was held in
the club room Tuesday afternoon.
Fifteen members| were present.
During the meeting recommend'
tions were made to send a repre-
sentative to the 4-H course to be
held in Tallahassee.
Plans were made for a series of
)ridge parties- to be held during
the summer months, and plans
nade for the installation luncheon
o be held May 28.

MRS. OTIS PYLE
ENTERTAINS CLUB
Mrs. Otis Pyle entertained her
bridge club Thursday afternoon of
ast week at her home on Baltzell
venue. At the conclusion of play
prizes were awarded to Mrs. W.
i. Bragg and Mrs. Joe Hauser, at-
er which delectable refreshments
vere served by the hostess to
members and guests present.

Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Sheppard
nd son Charles of Tallahassee
'ere visiting Tuesday with Mr.
nd Mrs. W. S. Smith.

Mrs. H. I. Woodin. Mrs. J. E.
collinss and Mrs. Gus Creech will
jend this week-end in Mobile.
*r *f
August Mahon, stationed at the
:iami navy base, is the guest of
is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
ahon.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Walker of
Atlanta are guests this week of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grimsley.


AVOID TROUBLE!
If your car aets out of con-


PACKED HOUSE VIEWS ..' r '1 trol you know what happens
SCHOOL FANTASY -TROUBLE.
t The high school auditorium was i. It's the same way with
d packed to capacity last Friday eve- your system, so it's wiser to
i ning when -pupils of the elemen- rely on your doctor and our
1 tary grades presented the oper- accurately compounded pre-
- etta "The Palace of Carlessness." t sciptions .. There can be no
The story was of a palace in Lon- trouble then.
e don where lost articies were car-
- ied, and for a time each article LeHARDY
, came to life and. could walk, talk P AI ACY
mind dance.PHARMACY
Pupils taking part are to be
commended on their splendid pre-
Ssentation, and the teachers are due
much credit for their work in The "winner" shown with four
training the youngsters and for of his classmates at Randolph
the designing of the attractive cos- Field, Texas. The booby prize is
tumes. awarded each week in fun, and
Between acts, Gwendolyn Howell, has to be worn for the next week.AKOR
* Jessie Stone and Maurice Fain ren- h MENTHOMULSION
dered the numbers that won their FOR COUGHS FROM COLDS
ratings at the music festival held Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! THAT WONT TURN LOOSE
TAKE ONE SiP OF
recently in DeFuniak Spirngs. TAKE ON E TSIP O
t t LEGAL FORMS-The Star has. on WAIT FIVE MINUTES
METHODIST WOMEN HOLD hand a few Warranty Deeds and *. T12 I "
SPIRITUAL LIFE MEETING Mortgage Notes. Call at The '" *l
The Woman's Society for Chris- Star office. At All Leading Druggists
!ian Service of the Methodist
Church held its Spiritual Life
meeting Monday afternoon at the PORT TH ATRE
church with Mrs. R, A. Costin as
leader. The meeting opened with Theatre Opens Sundays at 1:46 P. M. and 8:30 P. M.
song, followed by the devotional
n ed y e de na Saturdays 1:15 Daily 2:45 Admission 10c-16c-30c
and prayer.
During the business session a
cake was presented to the society 4 GO TO THE MOVIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT ,
by J. T. McNeill, who celebrated
his S3rd birthday Sunday, and a SATURDAY ONLY MAY 3
card of thanks to the society from
.Mr. McNeill Was read thanking T
the ladies for the flowers, calls
and cards sent him while ill. G EE U
Mrs. G. A. Patton, chairman, an-
nounced that work would begin on 'Smiley' Burnette Mary Lee
garments for the Red Cross, after
which the meeting was dismissed. &9 "MIlIf `9O N A

S BROWN-KENNINGTON v "lA
Announcement is being made of
the marriage of Miss Katherine
Kennington to Prentiss Brown on
) Tuesday, April 23. Rev. C. G. Rish
of Wewahitchka performed the
ceremony in the presence of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Kennington. OWL SHOW 10:30-
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. W. C. Forehand. The groom THRILLING AIR SCENES MURDER IN THE
came to the city several months AIR GANGSTERS ACTION!
ago and is employed by 'the St.
Joe Paper company. JACK HOLT in
The young couple has many K HT
friends in this city who will join
with The Star in wishing them "THEEAT PLA
much happiness. They are at home
in Highland View. ROBBERY"

CASTLEBERRY-GOODMAN
,Mr. and Mrs. W. Goodman of DEAD END KIDS in "J U N I O R G M E N"
Montgomery, Ala., are announcing
the marriage of their daughter,
Judy, to Coy Castleberry of this SUN.-MON.-May 4 and 5 TUESDAY ONLY-May 6
city on Saturday, April 26, in We- IN TECHNICOLC
wahitchka, Judge Earl Pridgeon Returned By Demand
performing the ceremony. The JAMES CAGNEY
young couple will make their home PAT O'BRIEN
in this city. a li ANlVY FFVTIN


George Whiteside spent Sunday
in Apalachicola, the guest of his .
mother, Mrs. Frank Whiteside. W i h Robert Young
*" Viginia Gilmore
Mrs. Onnie LeHardy was a busi-
ness visitor Wednesday in Wewa- OUR GANG COMEDY
hitchka and Blountstown.
Sr i
Mrs. R. G. Porter has return WED. ONLY-May 7
to her home in Apalachicola after r Heart-Throb!
spending several days here as the ro- o
guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Portei-. and
is Jie Gir lft S oof-Beats
Miss Janie Gilder left Sunday A" p&


J. E. Rollins and, daughter, for her home in Cincinatti, Ohio,
Peggy, will spend today and to- after spending several weeks here
morrow in Gordon and Blakely, as the guest of her brother-in-law
Ala., visiting relatives. and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. Grims- C
ley.
Mrs. R. W. Smith attended the
display of model homes and exhibit Mrs. W. F. Randolph of Apalach- J
of flower arrangements held in icola visited in this city Tuesday.
Apalachicola Saturday evening. *r a
Mrs. Earl Lupfer is in Tampa
Bobby Coburn of South Carolina this week visiting her father. "Unusual Occupations"
is the guest this week of his uncle f "Boobs In the Woods"
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Co, Fred Perry was a week-epd visi-
burn. _. ,; tor in Donaldsonville, Ga.


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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA,
IN CHANCERY
CLYDE A. ATTWOOD, plaintiff
vs. MARY N. ATTWOOD, defend
ant.
The State of Florida:
To: Mary N. Attwood, 1810 West
Ontario Street, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.
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 Conm
plaint filed against you in tire
above entitled cause, and The Stai
is hereby designated as the news
paper in which this order shall be
published once a week for found
consecutive weeks.
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 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 THE CIRCUIT, COURT, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA,
IN CHANCERY
C... L. COSTIN, .plaintiff, vs.
PORT ST. JOE COMPANY, a cor-
poration, and W. M. FLAGLER.
et al.
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,
or grantees;
And' to all persons having or
claiming an interest in the follow-
ing described lands:
Lot five (5) Block thirty-twu
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 o0
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-wax
of the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad.
GREETINGS:
C. L. Costin, having filed in this
court his sworn bill of complaint in
this suit, the nature and purpose
of which is to determine tne 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 eact 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 Tim, the said plain-
tiff, if living, to be interested in
the property and premises herein
involved and hereinabove d'escrib-
ed, and if dead, to have been in-
terested therein;
'And having made all persons
having or claiming any interest ri
the above described land parties
defendant to the said bill of com-
plaint;
And having demanded from the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and
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-
secutive weeks.
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,
Gufit County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plaintiff 4-4 5-2


Flower Show Is Fun and Action In

Being Presented New Autrey Film

Today By Club
TodayBy Club Plus Jack Holt In "The Great
"__- Plane Robbery" At Satur-
Florida Power Company Office Is day Owl Show
Location of Exhibit of


Beautiful Blooms
t
S The American homes department
of the Port St. Joe Woman's club
a is sponsoring a flower show today
I to he held at the office of the
Florida Power company this aftei-
'oon .from 1 to 7 o'clock.
Chairmen in charge are Mrs. A.
M. Jones Jr., table arrangements;
Mrs. Floyd Hunt, flower arrange-
ments; Mrs. B. H. Dickens and
Mrs. William Bragg, refreshments;
Mrs. George Patton, hostess; Mrs,
W. H. Wellington, entry cards,
Mis. Joe Whitfield, ribbons and'
judges.
The public is urged to attend
this showing of flowers. Below is
the classification list:
Classification List
Class A-Demronstration: Rare
and unusual plants and flowers.
Cli.mss B-Compntitive: Bulbs and
tuberous-rooted plants. Best three
stalks dahlias, gladiolous, day lily,
iris. Best single stalk Amaryllis,
calla lily, Easter lily, Madonna lily,
s-,ole lily.
Class C-Competitive: Roses.
Best display of three hybrid tea,
hylhrid perpeuiial, tea.
Clnass C--Denonstration: Native
unate' ial.
Glass E-Compeltitive: Best ar-
-,,ngernept of one variety, two va-
rieties, three varieties, four or
more varieties, ten or more varie-
ties, most unusual ar, angement.
Class F Compnetitive: Annuals
1nid perennials. Exhibits may be
flowers of one color or a combina-
tion of colors.
Class G-Demons'tration: Flower
picture gallery.
Class H-Competitive: Hanging
baskets. One variety, two varie-
*ies. three varieties, four or more
varieties, most unusual basket.
:Class I Competitive: Potted
ferns. Boston, maidenhair, holly.
leather-leaved.
Class J-Comnetitive: Miniature
',rlan and garden.
Class K-Demopstration: Water
garden and pool.
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Robert Bellows was transacting
business Tuesday in Pensacola.



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Try it today. tf
In Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida.
EDDIE BELL COX, Complainant,
vs.
CARLOS V. COX, Defendant.
To Carlos V. Cox:
Notice is hereby given that suit
has been filed against you in the L
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- I
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. a
This order to be published once
each week for four consecutive
weeks in The Star, a weekly, news- I
paper published' in Gulf County,
Florida. t
Witness my hand and official
seal this 9th day of April, 1941. n
4-11 5-9 J. R. HUNTER, h
Clerk of Circuit Court.


A delightful piece of entertain-
ment is in store for all western
fans-and, in fact, all motion pic-
ture fans-, for "Ridin' On a Rain-
bow,' latest of the Gene Autrey
series, which plays at the Port
theatre Saturday only, promises
elements of entertainment which
will please all types of film audi-
ences.
A showboat is the background
for the tuneful and colorful story.
Captain 'Lijah' Bartlett and his
wife bring the "Jolly Betsy" into
Rivertown only to learn that every-
body is destitute due to a bank
robbery.
Gene. and Frog Millhouse join
the showboat as entertainers and
for Gene to try to win the affec-
tions of the captain's daughter,
Sally, played by Carol Adams. A
secondary motive of Gene's is to
track down the bank robbers. He
has reason to believe that Patsy,,
a child entertainer, knows some-
thing of her father's implication il
the crime.
Gene has almost gained the con-
fidence of Patsy when circum-
stances arise which make it ap-
pear that he plans to doublecros,
her and turn her over to the lawW.
Sally shares, this beilef and refuses
to speak to Gene.
From this tangled series of situ-
ations Cene extricates himself with
the greatest of. ease, aided by a
large cast of western favorites.
Holt Solves Air Robbery
In addition to the Au'trey film
there will be an Owl Show at 10:30
Saturday night with Jack Holt.
sensational action star, having the
strangest 'task in underworld his-
tory that of keeping a killer
alive as the greedy grip of an un-
derworld nabob snatches his prey
from the skies! When terror takes
over a transport ship, it's the
stickup of the century; and the ac-
tion hit of the year!
"The Great Plane Robbery" pre-
sents Holt as a private detective
working for an insurance company
Fearful that Joe Colson, big-shot
racketeer, will be murdered before
they can cancel his policy, com-
pany officials assign Holt to the
task of protecting him from death.
The film also features Stanley
Fields, Vicki Lester, Noel Madison.
Granville Owen and Hobart Cava-
naugh in its stellar cast.


Softball League

Following is the schedule for the
city softball league for the bal-
ance of the season; games are b-
ing played under lights on the
old race track back of the Cen-
tennial building:
May 5-Pulp Mill vs. Warehouse.
Laboratory vs. Merchants.
May 6--Keneny vw. -Maintenance.
Bank Building vs. Champs.
May S-Pulp Mill vs. Laboratory.
Warehouse vs. Mercahnts.
May 12-Warehouse vs. Kenney.
Bank Building vs. Laboratory.
May 13-- merchants vs. Mainten-
ance. Champs vs. Pulp Mill.
May 15-Warehouse vs. Bank.
Laboratory vs. Champs.
May 19-Maintenance vs. Pulp
Mill. Merchants vs. Kenney.
May 20-Champs vs. Warehouse.
Bank vs. Maintenance.
May 22-Mer chants vs. Bank.
Pulp Mill vs. Kenney.
May 26-Laboratory vs. WVare-
louse. Champs vs. Maintenance.
June 2-Merchants vs. Pult) iMill.
Warehouse vs. Bank.
June 3-Warehouse- vs. Mainten-
ince. Laboratory vs. Kenney.
June 5-Merchants vs. Champs.
Bank vs. Pulp Mill.
June 9-Warehouse vs. Kenney.
3ank vs. Maintenance.
June 10-Merchants vs. Labora-
ory. Pulp Mill vs. Champs.
June 12-Bank vs. Champs. Ken-
ley' vs. Maintenance..
June 16-Merchants vs. Ware-
louse. Laboratory vs. Pulp Mill.
June 17-Laboratory vs. Champs.


Bank vs. .Kenney. A new ship is Deing added to
June 19-Pulp Mill vs. Ware- the navy every 12 days.
house. Merchants vs. Maintenance.
June 23-Laboratory vs. Bank.
Champs vs. Warehouse.
June 24-Pulp Mill vs. Mainten- PLUMBING HEATING
dance. Merchants vs. Kenney. P M NG HA N
June 26-Laboratory vs. Ware-
'ouse. Cham ps vs. Maintenance. ST. JOE
. June 30-Kenney. vs. Pulp Mill.
MerchPnts vs..Bank. PLNG
July 1-Laboratory vs. Mainten- PLTU BfNG
ance. Kenney vs. Chalnpg.
Results of game played to date
are as fellows: F. J. CORBIN, Manager
Merchants 11, Pulp Mill 10.
Kenney Mill 12, Chamios 5. Lab- PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
oratory 9, Maintenance 8. Kenney
Mill 13, Bank 3. Champs 19, Mer-
chants 4. Bank 14, Pulp Mill 10.


i American industry imported $1.-!
500,000 worth of jewels during the
,first 10 months of 1940 for use as
bearings in watches and various
precision instruments.

The economy of the Philippines
is largely dependent on four major
crops sold in the United States-
sugar, copra and coconut oil, ma-
,iila hemp and tobacco.


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