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VOLUME IV 'ORT;S. JOE, ULF.F 'OUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1941 NUMBER 31
VO UM I '.*''i r NU BE 31 .
ANCIENT CITY CONQUERED
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Feature of 1941
Old Age Pension "Measures
Hold Spotlight; Open Shop
Bill Causes Fireworks
By CLYDE J. BASER
Florida News Service Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE, May 8 (FNS)
-With the legislature at the half-
way mark, it has become apparent
that practically all of the contro-
versial issues have been worked
over, revamped and through a sys' -
tem of give-and-take and compro-
mise have had all the'explosive
removed from them.
Of course, it is difficult to say Pl F
in advance that both houses of the C ty Commission Legior
legislature will agree to and ac-
cept the taxation recommendations Cuts Water Rate Memorial Service
made ibyi Governor Holland, but the
past four weeks have convinced Lower Cost Will Allow Residents Also Calls Meeting to Discuss
veteran observers that if any op- To Develop Lawns and Educational Problems of
position arises which threatens to Flower Gardens Gulf County
"wreck the program, some form of
compromise will be worked out
compromisewill be worked out Working on the theory that a Following installation of officers
which will be acceptable before lower water rate for consumers last Monday evening, at which
he measures are debated on the would have a. tendency for resi- time Gadi White assumed the of-
floor. dents of the city to plant lawns, fice of post commander, Gulf County
Fireworks Over Labor Bill flower gardens and vegetable gar- Post 116, American Legion, made
The house of representatives had dens, with a consequent ,increase plans for the observance of Me-
a brilliant display of fireworks in-gallonage to offset the lowered morial Day on May 30. The ser-
duriing the last three days of last rate, the board of city commis- vices will be held at 9:30 in the
week, but the pyrotechnics were sioners at their meeting Tuesday evening at the Port theatre prior
caused by Attorney .General Wat- night placed in effect a new sched- to a patriotic picture being spon-
son's open shop bill and in no way ule of rates, retroactive to April scored by the 'post. An address fit-
involved the administration or the 20. and continuing through Sep- ting to the occasion will be de-
governor's program. member 20. livered by a speaker yet to be
Attorney General Watson told The new schedule is as follows: designated.
delegates of the 1iorida Federation 40c per 1000 gallons for the first At Monday, night's meetng the
of Labor at Tampa in March that 3750 gallons; 35c for the next 2250 educational committee of the post
he was opposed to the closed shop gallons. and 121/2c per 1000 gallons introduced a resolution, which was
and that he believed all citizens, for all over 6000 gallons used. unanimously passed, to invite the
union and non-union, should have The old rate was 40c for the school trustees of Port St. Joe and
an equal opportunity for employ- first 3750 gallons; 35c up to 6250 Wewahitchka, members of the
ment on public works financed by gallons; 25c per 1000 gallons for county school board, the county
public funds. At the same time he the next 10.000; 20c for the next superintendent of public instruc-
declared that he believed in la- 10.000, and 15c per thousand gal- tion, and presidents of the Port
bor's right to strike and to picket lons for all over 30,000. This rate St. Joe and Wewahitchka Parent-
peacefully to maintain wage scales did not allow the small consumer Teacher associations to meet with
and working hIouris. Much of a reduction unless 30,000 the post for a discussion of edu-
Labor delegates hooted Watson's gallons or more were used. national problems in Gulf county,
statement and declared that out- Under the new schedule of rates Letters of invitation will be mailed
lawing the closed shop would be coinsners wi'll pay $2.29 for 6000 .horlly to all conce ned.
a death blow to union organiza- gallons of water used but can get The Legion, as has been the an-
tions because collective bargaining 30,000 gallons for $5.29. according inual custom, also voted to award
for wage agreements could not be to figures furnished by City Cleik citizenship medals to a boy and a
enforced without the closed, shop. M. P. Tomlinson. Heretofore 30.000 giirl in the high school graduating
They also asse-ted that such ac- gallons has come to $8.19. Twenty class.
tiion would open the state to the thousand gallons may be used at -- ----
C. I. O a cost of $4.04 which cost 86.19 nn- DEFENSE COUNC:IL
-Watson's bill bad been referred der the old rate.
to two committees-the labor com- he average residence riTO M ET TONIGHT
to t Uo LU o '[i L U flip A vTi i c on average resid- ne e 1
mittee dm tLIc e AmeriL canis,1 am com-
(Continued on Page 2)
Shown here is a copy of the
Postal Savings Stamps that went
on sale in Port St. Joe and the
rest of the country May 1 in
connection with the sale of Na-
tional Defense Savings Bonds.
the month of April used 4600 ga!-
lons of water, according to Clerk
BURIED IN GULF COUNTY
According to information re-
ceived fiom Adjutant General Viv-
ian Collins, there are 22 war vet-
elans buried in Gulf county. Of
these, 13 are burled in Jehu ceme-
tery, near Wewahitchka, and the
other nine are interred in Iola,
Rhames, Buckhorn, Burges, Spade
Bluff, Roberts, Wetappo and Free
Will Baptist cemetries, the latter
two being colored cemeteries.
All the graves, which include
veterans of the World War, Civil
War and Mexican War, will be
decorated on Memorial Day by 'the
American Legion post.
Taken to Hospital
R. R. Minus was carried to a
Panama City hospital yesterday
George G. Tapper, chairman of
the Gulf County Defense Council,
,nnounces that a meeting of tie
(council has been called ror S:00
o'clock this evening at the Port
Inn. He urges every member to be
'n attendance if possible, as mat-
ters of importance will be up for
TRUSTEE NAMED TO FILL
SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY
W. S. Quarles was named Tues-
day by the county board of edu-
cation as a member of the board
of trustees of the Port St. Joe
high school to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of B. B.
To Visit In Jacksonville
Miss Kathleen Saunders will
spend the week-end in Jacksonville
where she will be the guest of
Miss Allah Mae Darcey, wno is in
Oilower Show Draws
Mrs. Sharit, second. Oleann Il''
Mrs. R. Tapper. Sunflower: Ml'- FEET ARE
Pag'ctt. Ferns: Mrs. R. Tap',.'
(Continued on Page 3)
r-.- A -T KIWANIS
CLUB FOR THIS CITY !
.\t a noting held Thursdll ay -
ninng of last week at the Port ,!
preliminary groundwork was lhid
for thie fnimation of a Kiw'.ii-
iclub in Port St. Joe. At thnt tim
J. E. Bounds was appointed chaii-
man and B. B. Conklin vice-clthirt
man. to act temporarily.
A luncheon was held yesterday'
at the Inn to form further plans
for the club and Lieutenant Gover-
nor Forrest Holland, Doc Daffin.
Dr. G. T. Newberry and Samn
Fleming of Panama City were
present to assist in organizing the
Return From Western Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Frank LeHardy re
turned this week from a vacation
spent in Texas and Mexico.
Prvate Jim -ioag, now in train-
ing at Camp Claiborne, la., wears
size 13AA. During preliminary
training Hoag marked two pieces
of cardboard "Shoes" and r.tc'o
on them during inspection. Other-
wise he ran around in his bare
or stocking feet.
LARISSA, Greece.-This radiophoto shows General Tsolahoglu of
the Greek forces signing a gaper at the capitulation negotiations
held here. Athens,,one of the great cities of antiquity and older
than written history, with a population of 700,000, is now under the
iron heel pf Adolph Hitler and his conquering Huns.
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Many Prize Entries
Beautiful Blooms, 'Attractively 'Ar-
ranged, Viewed By Large
The flower show held last Fri-
day by the Port St. Joe Woman's
club in the office of the Florida
Power corporation, was one of the
most colorful ever staged in this
city and was viewed by an excep-
tionally large number of interested
Attractively arranged in vases
and bowls, the many-hued blooms
presented a riot of color and gave
concrete evidence of what can be
done by flower lovers of the city.
.Ribbons awarded, first place,
blue; second, red, afid third, white,
were as follows:
Class A: Annual Plants-Mrs.
L. H. Bartee, first; Mrs. George
I Patton, second; Mrs. Bartee, .third.
Class B: Dahlia-Mrs. Patton,
first. Amarylis: Mrs. J. T. Mc-
Neill, first; Mrs. F. M. Rowan,
second; Mrs. Robert Tapper, third.
Class C: Roses-(Tea) Mrs. F.
Hunt, first; Mrs. B. W. Eells, sec-
ond; Mrs. Bartee, third. Climbing
Rose: Mrs. McNeill, first; Mrs. M.
P. Toimlinson, second.
Mixed Varieties--Mrs. W. H.
Wellington, first; Mrs. Floyd Hunt,
second; Mrs. V. R. Johnson, third.
.Class D: Native Materials-Joan
Class E: Best Arrangement of
Mixed Flowers-Mrs. Curtis Palm-
er, first; Mrs. Patton, second;
Mrs. B. H. Dickens, third.
Class F: Annuals anu Pe'ennla's
-Snapdiargons: Mrs. Eells, first;
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney,. second; Mrs.
Class F-Sweet Peas: Mrs. Ken-
ney, first; Mrs. Clyde Gentry, sec-
ond. Phlox: Mrs. F. M. Rowan.
Carantiions: Mrs. W. A. Roberts.
first; Mrs. Watson Smith, second;
Mrs. George Cooper, third. Pop-
pies: Mrs. W. H. Wellington. Pe-
.tunia: Mrs. G. C. Adkins, first:
Mrs. Wellington, second; Mrs.
Patton. third. Verbena: Mrs. Pat-
ton, first; Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, sec-
ond. Marigolds: Mrs. C. E. Boyer,
first; Mrs. W. L. Bragg, second.
Calendula: Mrs. J. L. Sharit. Cori-
opsis: Mrs. Patton. Nasturthiim
Mrs. Rowan, first; Mrs. Patlon.
second; Mrs. Roberts, thilr'C. T.ark-
spur: Mrs. Bartee, first; :s.
Dickens, second: Mrs. Ted Fri'ry
third. African Daisies: Mrs. Frel
Cnrtis. Pansies: Mrs. Patton, first"
Local Organizations Join To
Raise Funds for Carrying
Joining' together to raise funds
to carry on their various activities
the Parent-Teachers association,
American Legion Auxiliary, Band
Boosters club and the soft ball
league will stage a two-day "Carni-
fest," beginning at 5 o'clock this
afternoon, on the vacant lot on
Reid avenue opposite the postof-
This gala affair, which will fea-
ture a jitterbug contest,, games of
chance and skill, dart board, bingo
and a paddle wheel, with hot dogs,
hamburgers and. cold drinks served
on the side, will open with a full
dress parade by the high school
band from the school grounds to
the carnival site.
The affair will continue from 5
o'clock this afternoon until 10 this
evening and will reopen tomorrow
afternoon at 1 o'clock and continue
until 10 at night. Everyone is
urged to turn out for this carni-
val, have a lot of fun and aid
these four organizations in carry-
ing on their activities.
Coupons good at all booths are
now on sale at six for 25 cents
and will be sold at this price only
until 5 o'clock today. They will
not be good, for rid.1i ':n the
MRS. KENNEY NAMED AS
GULF RHA COMMISSIONER
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney was ap-
pointed Tuesday by the board of
county commissioners as commis-
sioner for Gulf county in the
Northwest Florida Regional Hous-
Unudeo the RHA it is expected
that many rural housing projects
will be developed. It is one of the
many points in G.overnor Holland's
S.S. Jean of the Bull Line sailed
Monday for eastern i-ors with a
cargo of paper from the St. Joe
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fta,
S by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable in Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
--f Telephone 51 i-
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.
The time has come for all Americans to
roll up their sleeves and do their bit for de-
mocracy against the forces which seek to de-
The: time has passed when Americans can
take their liberties for granted and do noth-
ing towards perpetuating them.
In other words, there is no time now for
We of Port St. Joe and Gulf county may
consider that we are out of things and too
small to be of any help, but it is the small
communities like ours that help form the
backbone of the nation, and our action, mul-
tiplied a thousand-fold all over this great
country, will mean a lot.
The problem which now faces Americans
has been graphically outlined by R. H. Mark-
ham in his new book, "The Wave of the
Pgst." He says:
"In this issue there are only two sides. No
neutral course remains. Each person is
either against this wave of the past or he is
for it; he either opposes the onslaught of
Hitlerism or supports it. If he makes no
choice,-that is his choice; if he takes no side,
he is on Hitler's side; if he does not act,
that is an act-for Hitler. Every
adult citizen, whatever may be the motives
that direct his decision or his indecision, is
on the side of Nazi tyranny or on the side
fighting against it. Let us take sides con-
sciously, solemnly, nobly, and not by default.
And having decided aright, let us act with all
our might." '&. W'ta-Sl'. ., ".."
What does it mean, then, to take a stand
It means first of all to produce the items
of defense which are required to make this
country so strong no dictator will ever cast
covetous eyes upon her. It means to produce
guns, planes, ships and shells, and to train
a military and civilian army to utilize them
in defense of democracy.
It means also to make democracy work
better than ever here in Port St. Joe and
over the rest of the country.
It means to protect our liberties of speecti,
press, assembly, suffrage and religion; to
make sure that all Americans are enjoying
them at all times, and to prevent their under-
mining by either foreign or domestic propa-
It means to extend the processes of de-
mocracy in our daily life as individuals and
as members of society; to suffuse democracy
with a new vitality.
We may not believe that this is necessary
but, as Basil E. Kenney succinctly remarked
the other day, "We've got to do our utmost
now, for if Hitler wins we'll have him to
In another east coast town an inquiring
stranger was told that the community had a
criminal lawyer alright, but they couldn't
prove it on him.-Titusville Star-Advocate.
The next event of importance in 'Port St.
Joe is commencement week for the high
scohol graduating class.
-* Some men keep their word because no one
else will take it.-Key West Citizen.
LETS CURB THE ROADSIDE SIGNS
We are indeed gratified to see that the sen-
ate fiannce committee has acted favorably on
a bill advocated by Florida garden clubs
which, if passed, will regulate the placing of
signboards along the highways of 'bur state
and,. we hope, do away to a great extent with
one of our greatest evils.
Signs along the highways not only -mar the
landscape and spoil the view of mail beau-
tiful scenic vistas, but they are alSo hazards
to safe driving. The many glaring signs and.
flashing lights draw the eyes of the driver
from the road, and: often those few seconds
taken for glancing at a sign often mean the
difference between destruction and safety.
Placing of huge billboards on curves is an-
other practice that should be eliminated, since
it not only obscures the road ahead but at-
tracts the attention of the driver at a time
when he should be watching the road care-
We advertise our scenery to bring visitors
to our state, but when they arrive they are
disappointed to find that pur much-vaunted
scenery is hidden behind miles of billboards.
We would suggest that the Port St. Joe
Woman's club, which through its garden de-
partment is attempting to beautify our city,
have each member write to our senator and
representative in the legislature urging them
to act favorably upon this measure. In addi-
tion all those other citizens and civic bodies
interested in the welfare of our state should
CIGARETS AND GOOD CITIZENSHIP
A wise man said: "Tell me what you eat
and I will tell you what you are." He might
also have said: "Tell me what you do with
your cigaret stubs and I will tell you what
kind of a citizen you are."
When driving your car, do you throw the
stub of your cigaret out the window? If so, f
you aren't a good citizen. Your stub may land
in some leaves or rubbish by the roadside and
start a fire. The place for such stubs is the
ash tray provided in your car.
When you are smoking in the house and
you leave your stub in an ashtray, do you
make sure it is actually out before you leave
it? Women are said to be among the worst
offenders in this respect. Cigaret stubs
smolder on the edge of an ashtray, and some-
times drop off. That is how many house fires t
begin. *- t
When you drop your stub in any public i
place, do you step on it, hard? You should. :
The best plan is never to drop your stub on
any floor at any time, but use the receptacles a
provided for smokers. t
Good citizenship is simply intelligent con- r
sideration for your fellow men. One test of t
a good citizen is whether he puts his cigaret
stubs only in a safe receptacle and, even then, c
makes sure they are completely extinguished. s
As various authorities, including the presi- 1E
dent, have lately observed, an American s
characteristic has been to be buoyed up into "
clouds of optimism by British victories, and g
to be cast down into the depths of despair
by British defeats. This, these authorities be- c
lieve, is a mistake. In a great war, the tide g
of victory never runs one way. The achieve- tO
ments must be accompanied by the failures. d
And so, it is argued, the British-Greek-Yugo-
slavian debacle in the Balkans, bad as it is, p
should not be exaggerated. The decisive battle ,a
of this war is the battle of England and the a
Atlantic-Hitler mnay go far elsewhere, but b
until England herself falls, he cannot win. 1~
And from present indications England is I,
growing stronger day by day. w
We notice that ex-colonel Lindbergh keeps w
right on doing his stuff for Hitler. Looks y
like "blood will tell."
A super-salesman will sell you something b
you don't want and make you think you can't ri
get along without-until he departs. S
If some people put their hands before their v
mouths, they'd get bit. ol
THAT'S S IT!"
FEATURE OF 1941
SESSION IS SYSTEM
(Continued from Page 1)
ittee-in the house. The fight
started when the labor committee
reported the bill unfavorably, and
representatives favoring the bill
tried to bring it before the house
for action regardless df the re.
port. The vote was 54 to 33 to put
the bill on the calendar, wihch was
four votes less than the 58 needed
under the two-thirds rule.
The Americanism committee is
said to ibe ready to report the bill
favorably, but 'Speaker Dan Me-
Carty has ruled that the labor conm-
nittee's report prevents the bill
from going on the calendar re-
gardless of how the Americanism
committeee reports, and his ruling
has been sustained by a vote of 80
o 4. Later attempts undoubtedly
will be made to get this 'bill before
he house, but its proponents will
have to do a lot of head-scratching
f they figure out a way in which
t can be done.
Holland's Recommendations Up
Activities th-is week are centered
around Governor Holland's taxa-
ion and finance recommendations.
Jast week the legislature cleared
he way for speedy action on the
governor's proposals by throwing
out two major changes which had
been proposed in the state tax
structure one proposing a consti-
utional amendment allowing the
evying of an income tax, the
second 'providing for the abolish-
nent of ad valorem levies. A
groupp of sales tax bills also were
brown into the discard.
The house Monday afternoon
completed legislative action on the
governor's $600,000,000 gasoline
ax division program without one
Create Parole Commission
A bill creating a probation and
role commission, authorized by
constitutional amendment passed
t the last election, was proposed
y the house judiciary committee
ast week. It would set up a three-
member commission, with terms' of
wo, four and six years. Members
rould be prohibited from partici-
atiog in any political activity and
wouldd receive salaries of $4800 per
ear. It would, have the power to
rant paroles to convicted persons
nd supervise their conduct while
n parole. Before a convict could
e eligible for parole, he would be
required to serve at least half his
sentence, except those having life
terms, who would be required to
erve at least five years before ap-
lying for parole. An appropriation
f $75,000 annually to finance the
commission has been askec.
Old Age Pensions In Spotlight
Old age pensions held the spot-
light for a time last week and thif
week. The house unanimously ap-
pioved Governor Holland's bill
levying an additional 5 per cent
on betting at horse race 'tracks.
This bill had previously passed
the senate. It is estimated that
this additional 5 per cent, plus the
"odd cents" Ibreak, also approved
by both houses, will provide an
additional $9.25 per month for the
37,701 persons now on oldi age as-
A senate-approved bill to give old
age assistance recipients a maxi-
mum of $40 a month was passed
Monday and sent to iGovernor Hol-
i:md for his signature. Tne bill
raises from $30 to $40 monthly the
A bill was introduced which
would take the "odd cents" break
from the dog tracks for old age
pensions, which was est;matedt
would produce $300,000 a year.
Another .bill was introduced, signed
by 58 representatives, appropriat-
ing $2,000,000 annually for old age
Other highlights were the agree-
ment reached by various citrus
groups on a unified program, which
eliminated another controversial
issue; the bill raising fees for
drivers' licenses from 50 cents to
$1 was reported favorably by a
house committee; a state-wide no-
fence law was killed in a house
committee by a 19-1 vote; the sen-
ate by a 34-1 vote approved. a bill
taxing and regulating billboards
along the highways, sponsored by
the garden clubs; the senate ap-
proved a bill which authortes the
state banbers' examining board to
fix minimum prices and maximum
hours in counties where a 'majority
of the barbers request it; and a
house committee reported favor-
ably a senate-approved, bill pro-
hibiting state officers from run-
ning for another office without
first resigning the office they
The house 'Monday refused to
override its public health commit-
tee, which rejected a bill to abolish
the state laundry and dry cleaning
board, with price-fixing powers,
This virtually, assures the continu-
ation 'of the board.
A senate-approved 'bill prohibit-
ing price-cutting for publishing le-
gal advertisements was passed and
sent to the governor to be signed
into law. The bill provides fine or
imprisonment f or persons who
charge less 'than the minimum rate
for legal advertisements.
Reckless driving was listed as
the cause of 3580 deaths in Ameri-
can traffic accidents in 1940.
THE STAN FOQRT ST. ME6, GRJLF COUNTY, PLO R49A
'FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1941
P.-T. A. INSTALLS OFFICERS,
FOR ENSUING YEAR
Installation services for the Par-
ent-Teachers association were held
last evening at the high school au-
ditorium with Mrs. Robert Tapper,
originator and] past president of
the Bi-County Council, acting as
Officers for the ensuing year
are: Mrs. W. H. Wellington, pres-
ident;j Mrs. J. O. Baggett, vice-
president; Mrs. Leroy Goforth, sec-
retary; Mrs. Brooks Kennington,
treasurer; Mrs. George Patton,
parliamentarian; Mrs. Roy Gibson,
Following the installation service
Dr. Helen Cole, chairman of inter-
national relations at Rollins Col-
lege, gave an interesting talk
on *'Pan-American Relations." Dr.
Cole, who was brought to the city
under auspices of 'the international
relationship department of the Wo-
man's club, was entertained yes-
terday afternoon at a tea at the
home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit.
MRS. B. A. PRIDGEON
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon was hostess
to the J. A. M. club Monday eve-
ning at her home 'at White City.
Roses in attractive vases decor-
ated the living and dining rooms
which were opened ensuite for the
Sewing and chatting were en-
joyed after which the hostess
served strawberry shortcake with
whipped' cream, tea and coffee to
Mesdames Leory Gainous, Sammie
Davis, Louis Perritt, A. D. Lawson,
E. C. Pridgeon, J. A. Connell, J.
M. Smith, E. C. Boyer, W. C. Prid-
geon, H. A. Drake and W. H.
Howell and the Misses Edna Da-
vis and' Myrtice Coody.
Mrs. Annie Balkeom is expected
to return from Pensacola "this
week where she has been for sev-
eral days for treatment.
DR. J. C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12,; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
BY THE $.00
WEEK $7 *
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25e
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ..........35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reki Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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DEF. I, ANESVILLE.WIS
WOMAN'S CLUB IN
The regular meeting of t'he Port
St. Joel Woman's club was held
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon was hostes
to members of the American LJ
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. R. glon Auxiliary Tuesday evening at
W. Smith presiding. It was re- her home.
ported that all aims of the club The following officers were in-
for the year were accomplished stalled at this time, with Mrs.
with the exception of establishing Pridgeon, retiring president, act-
aj free library and purchasing a ing as installing officer: Mrs. R.
piano for the club room. V. Coburn, president; Mrs. Alma
Mrs. George Patton was elected Parker, vice-president; Mrs. Annie
as delegate to the Golden Jubilee iCook, secretary; Mrs. Ruby Prie.
Triennial Convention to be held at geon, treasurer; Mrs. Effle White,
Atlantic City. Mrs. B. E. Rawls sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. Zola Mad-'
was welcomed as a new member'dox, chaplain.
and Mrs. Edwin Ramseyi was After the service, final plans.
named to succeed Mrs. F. A. Le- were made for the Auxiliary booth.
Hardy as corresponding secretary, for the "Carnifest" to be held Fri-
as Mrs. LeHardy had resigned. dayi and Saturday and plans made:
The program for the afternoon for the Poppy Day sale. A social
consisted of a talk by Miss Erline hour was enjoyed after the bust-
McClellan on "The Development of ness.
the Drama," and reading of a one- *
act play. BAPTIST MISSIONARY
Hostesses forthe afternoon were SOCIETY MEETS
Mrs. T. V. Morris, Mrs. Joe Whit- ,The regular business meeting of
field, Mrs. V. R. Johnson, Mrs. Le- the Baptist Missionary society was
roy Goforth, Mrs. B. T. McKnight held in the church Monday after-
and Mrs. Omar Branch. noon with Mrs. W. H. Howell in
ft charge and 27 members present.
COSTINS ENTERTAIN The meeting opened with the
FOR EMPLOYES W. M. U. hymn, "Jesus Saves," fol-
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin enter- lowed with the devotional by Mrs.
trained employes of the Quality Howell and prayer by Mrs. J. O.
Grocery, .St. Joe Hardware and Baggett.
Costin's Department Store at their The regular routine of business
beach home Wednesday evening. was carried out during which re-
Following swims in the Gulf and I ports were given by various chair-
strolls on the beach, a delicious men, circle chairmen and auxiliary
chicken supper, with all t h e chairmen. Plans were made for
"fixin's," was served at the cot- the Day of Prayer to be held June
tage. 16; program for the 'day will be
r taken from the year book. A com-
ALTAR SOCIETY MEETS imittee was appointed to buy flower
WITH MISS CARPENTIER baskets for the church.
The St. Joseph's Altar society Tle group was invited to the
was entertained in the home of beach home oif Mrs. C. G. Costin
Mrs. A. I. Gangneiux Monday af- next Monday for their Bible study
ternoon with Miss Birdie Carpen- program which will be in charge
tier as hostess. The afternoon was of Mrs. Curtis Palmer.
taken up with business, after The meeting was dismissed by
which the hostess served cookies repeating the Mispah.
and lemonade to members present. .
MRS. R. G. PORTER IS
HOSTESS AT BRIDGE
Mrs. R. G. Porter entertained at
bridge yesterday afternoon at her
home on Seventh street. Spring
flowers decorated the room where
the .guests were entertained. At
the conclusion of play, prizes were
awarded and delectable refresh-
ments served by the hostess to
The members of the Port St.
Joe Woman's club desire to ex-
press their appreciation to all who
aided in any way in making the
flower show .the great success it
was. Especially do we want to
thank -the Florida Power Co., the
Gulf Hardware Co., the St. Joe
Hardware Co., Danley Furniture
Co., Chavers-Fowhand Furniture
Co., St. Joe Furniture Co., St. Joe
Lumber & Export Co., Mrs. George
Copeland, The Star and The Sen-
Mrs. R. W. Smith.
Mrs. W. A. Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lovett, Mr.
and Mrs. Pat Lovett and Mr. and
Mrs. O. M. Morton spent last Sat-
urday in Panama City.
Mr. and, Mrs. Hamp Bynum of
Wewahitchka were the guests Fri-
day of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lovett.
Miss Erline Brown of Apalachi-
cola spent Saturday in this city
visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nedley of
Apalachicola visited in this city
Mr. and' Mrs. M. B. Larkin
ited relatives in Bristol over
METHODIST W. S. C. S
The regular meeting of the
Methodist Women's Society for
Christian Service was held at the
church Monday afternoon wittn
Mrs. A. M. Jones presiding. Regu-
lar Ibusiness routine was carried
out with reports from chairmen,
after which the meeting was dis-
missed with prayer by Mrs. W. E.
Mrs. H. H. Saunders spent Wed-
nesday in Pensacola. Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Saunders accompanied her
on their return trip to their home
in Nashville, Tenn. They have
been visiting here for the past
Miss Malzie Waters left Satur-
day for Mobile to visit friends.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward returned
home last Friday after spending
several days, in Jacksonville, where
Dr. Ward attended the medical
Roselle Stone of Miami spent
several days in the city last' week
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. H. Stone.
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton and'
childern, Merita and Elbert, re-
turned 'to the city Sunday from
Mobile, where they visited rela-
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake were
week-end visitors in Marianna.
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
will spend this week-end in Gor-
don, Ala., visiting relatives. Miss
Alice Kennedy of Gordon, who has
visited them this week, will accom-
pany them home.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Theatre Opens Sundays at 1:45 P. M. and 8:30 P. M.
Saturday 1:15 Daily 2:45 Admission 10c-16c-30c
<' GO TO THE MOVIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT ,
SATURDAY ONLY MA!Y 1
AND NEW SERIAL THRILL
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--- HIT NO. 2
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DEAD END KIDS in "JU N I O R G- MEN"
SUNDAY-MONDAY MAY 11-12
IT'S HERE !!
Exactly as it was Road Showed!
At No Increase in Admission!
HENRY BUSSE AND HIS 'ORCHESTRA
RIOTOUS COMEDY "WINGS OF STEEL"
'Dog in the Orchard" IN COLOR
mI^BB^^ B'-'SaiA yPRSS
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FLOWER SHOW DRAWS
MANY PRIZE ENTRIES
(Continued from Page 1)
first; Mrs. Frary, second. Baby
Breath: Mrs. F. Hunt. Gladioli:
Mrs. F. Hunt.
Class G: Flower Picture Gallery
-Mrs. Wellington, first; lMrs. Dick
Spillers, second; Mrs. Elisha Hall,
Class R: Cacti-Mrs. Hall, first
and second; Mrs. Mary Whitaker,
Tables-Tea Table: Mrs. B. W.
Eells, first; Mrs. J. L. Sharit, sec-
onrd. Luncheon: Mrs. B. E. Ken-
ney. Breakfast: Mrs. D. B. Lay,
first; Mrs. F. Hunt, second. Din-
ner: Mrs..Robert Bellows.
Most improved yards with least
expenditure-- Mrs. Bellows, first;
Mrs.. Sharit, second; Mrs. R. V.:
-Most attractive yard-Mrs. W.
H. Wellington, first; Mrs. George;
Patton, second; Mrs. B. W. Eells,
Most improved public building--
St. James Episcopal church..
Honorable Mention-iMrs. H, C.
Spence for improved flower ga-
den and defense garden; Mrs. J.
T. McNeill for lovely roses.
The "wreck-fish" or rudderfish
derives its name from the fact that
it has the curious habit of accom-
panying floating logs or planks, or
of taking up its abode within float-
ing barrels or broken boxes.
Return From Mobile
Mrs. W. C. Roche and small solt
Michael have returned from Mo-
bile, Ala., where they spent a week
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THE STAR, "*T ST. JOR, W.LF (H)WHV, PLORIDAb
PAIDAY, MAY 9, 1941
PAG POU TW r PW W. *U LP .y 3A FRDY MA 9,14
'Tobacco Road' head the cast. Portraying Jeeter, Softball ILeague
Sister Bessie, Ellie May and Dude
Coming to Port Boy, respectively. Roun'dng out
the featured cast are Dana An- Results of Last Thursday's Games
drews, Slim Summerville, Ward Laboi alory, 17 Kenney, 16.
Darryl F. Zanuck, John Ford and Bond, Grant Mitchell and Zeffle Warehouse, 21; Maintenance, 4.
Nunnally Johnson 'Combine Tlbuyr. Results of Monday's Games
To Make Great Film Then began the arduous task Laboratory, 4; Merchants, 3.
of actually ,shooting the picture Warehouse, 9;.Pulp Mill, 8.
The sen crew was dispatched. to Georkia Results of Tuesday's Games
The sensation successful stageto get the necessary background Champs, 17; Bank Building, 2.
play, "Tobacco Road, has been material. Absolute secrecy was Kenney, 16; Maintenance, 2.
bought to the screen at last. Dar-maintained and when the filmingeage Standings
r.yl F. Zanuck, Nunnally Johnson was concluded, every one connect- Team- 'W L Pet.
and John Ford are the men re- edi in any way with the picture Laotory ............3 0 1.000
sponsible for it. Laboaitory ............ 3 0 1.000
onsible for t. was proud of, having een instru- champs ............. 2 0 1.000
The authors of the play were re- mental in bringing "Tobacco Warehouse ........... 2 0 1.000
luctant to sell the screen rights Road" to the nation's screen. Kenney Mill ........ 2 I .666
to "Tobacco Road" until assured-- Bank Building .':...,.'1 2 .333
it would be given the proper hand,- I ..... :
ling. 20th Century-Fox's ,produc- Humane Bill Would Not, Merchants............ 0 2 .000
tion chief, Darryl F. Zanuck, per- Apply to Legislators Pulp Mill ............ 0 3 .000
suaded them the play would lie Maintenance .......... 0 3 .000
suaded them the play would eNext Week
picturized honestly and fearlessly Senate Bill 144, sponsored by Games Next Week
-and the sale was consummated. Senator Jay A. Shuler of Apalacht- Mank Building ouvs. Laortenney.
Johnson went to work on the rola at the request of Florida's hu- May 13--Merchants' vs. Mainten-
script, and to the immense satis- mane societies, would prohibit ant- ance. Champs vs. Pulp Mill.
faction of the studio, his master- meals being placed in the same en- May 15-Warehouse vs. Bank.
ful handling of "Tobacco Road," closure which, by their natural in- Laboratory vs. Champs.
coming Sunday to the Pkort Thea-
tre, was considered to be even
greater than his 'adaptation of "The
Grapes of Wrath." He kept all the
pungency, the humor and the in-
tense love of life of both the novel
and the.play, making of "Tobacco
Road" something all will enjoy -to
The problem of finding the
proper persons to create the fa-
.mnos Lesters was a knotty one.
After weeks of deliberation, Za.
huck and Ford came up with a
dream cast. Charley Grapewin,
Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney
and William Tracy were chosen to
stincts, are antagonistic to each
The bill was passed 33 to 0 af-
ter Senator Shuler had assured
Senator Amos Lewis of Marianna Accor
that its provisions would not apply of the
to members of the house of repre- board, a
sentatives and the senate. added
USE FOR EMPTIES registra
After the liquid' contents have lent 'to
been taken care of, an empty round tary sc
quart bottle makes a serviceable service.
substitute for a rolling pin In
camp. The bottom can also be The a
TEES MUST PASS
'ding to B. W. Eells, head
local selective service
Snew requirement has been
to qualifications of regis-
Effective immediately no
nt who does not have the
to read and write equiva-
the fourth year in elemen-
hool will be accepted for
my's "light" tanks have 10
army's "light"' tanks have 10
used to mash spuds. tons of armor plate.
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ACTION KEYNOTES Black bass spawn
ADVENTURE FILM 'age: 20,000 eggs.
Action as "Hopalong" Cassidy!
can deliver it is provided in good
measure in the latest in the series
of outdoor action romances in-
spired by characters created by!
Clarence E. Mulford in "Doomed
Caravan," which plays at the Port
Theatre Saturday only.
With William Boyd again cast
as Cassidy, "Doomed Caravan" Is
a stirring and thrilling story of
old wagon freighting days on the.
plains. It tells of a courageous wo-
man, played by Minna Gombell,
owner of a thriving freighting!
line, who is determined,' to stay in
business despite the depredations
of a gang of bandits hired by a
rival outfit to drive her out.
It becomes Cassidly's job to
break up the band and to restore
order in the region, man-sized job
enough since the United States,
army was unable to do it. Riding:
at "Happy's" side, as in the pre-
vious Cassidy thrillers, is "Lucky"
lenkins, played by Russell Hay-
den, and "California," portrayed Dy
'he veteran screen comic Andy
Idverti ting doesn't cost-it pays!
ROOMS ,GR RENT
ROOM FOR RENT-Comfortable;:
innerspring mattress; adjoining
bath, with hot water. Inquire at
Miles 5 and 10c Store. 4-25 3t
In Ci"r'u:t Co-.r, uulf County,
:DDIE :-ELL COX, Complainant,
CARLOS V. COX, Defendant.
To Carlos V. Cox:
Notice is hereby given that suit
has bccn filPd against you in the
*thove styled cause ''nr a divorce.
Yo-u are ner. b.- required to appear
in said suit on the 2nd d'ay of
Tune. 1941, at Court House, in We-
',iahitchka, Florida. and plead an-
sw-er or otherwise defend the same
a l.:l .:: r! '.t thereal, a decre
"*:!! 1;e rCi-ered against you upon
'i r'ntter-i inrc t'.:ils sc-t forth in
iPh BPill of Compla hi
This order to be published once
I'each week for four consecutive
v-r~~i in, Th.e S'ar, a .v"kl'- nrews-
paper published: in Gulf County,
Witness my hand 'and o fiscal
seal this 9th day of April, I-) 1.
4-11 5-9 J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
on an aver.
F. J. CORBIN, Manager
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