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SThe Star-Florida's fastest grow.
Ing little newspaper-dedHated to
.the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
est growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1941 NUMBER 34
Urges Law to Speed Up
Laying of Pipe Lines
Poppy Day In
Port St. Joe to Be
Everyone Asked to Purchase Red
Flowers to Be Sold By Ladies
Of Legion Auxiliary
"Buy a poppy!" will be heard a
thousand times or more tomorrow
on the streets of Port St. Joe as
members of the American Legion
Auxiliary stage their annual Poppy
Day, sale for the benefit of the dis-
abled veterans in hospitals who
make the little red paper flowers.
And hard indeed will be the heart
that refuses to answer .this plea
for aid from those who sacrificed
their health that. we might con-
tinue to live in a free country.
As you pass along the streets to-
morrow, we feel sure you will be
asked to buy a -poppy. There is no
set price for them, but 'you merely.
give what you wish.h
The publisher of TieStar, him-
self a disabled veteran a bit more
lucky than .those who have to make
the poppies for pin money, hopes
you will feel liberal to the cause
of the disabled veterans and will
contribute generously. But he
knows you are in sympathy with
the cause and will contribute the
amount you are able.
Whether your offering be great
or small, buy a poppy tomorrow
and wear it proudly.
Legion Post to Hold
At Theater Tonight
Public Is Invited to Attend; "Land
Of Liberty," Patriotic Picture,
Will Follow Program
Urges Congress to Take Early
Action In Order to Facili-
While considerable quantities of
gasoline are being pumped regu-
larly from' Port St. Joe to Bain-
bridge, Ga., through the pipe line
of the Southeastern Pipe Line cor-
WITH THE -i-Defense Registration
EDITOR For Gulf County Starts
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(Continued from Last Week)
After the wife had cleaned up
the house for Bachelor Vic Sirman
at Dania, we were taken on a per-
sonally conducted tour of Miami
by Mr. Sirman,, and we can very
readily see where the name "Magic
City" was derived. Not to
see Miami when the opportunity
affords would be a shame. We
haven't the words to describe its
beautiful waterfront, avenues and
drives, the magnificent hotelP and
portion, which has its Gulf termi- private homes, the airports and
nal in this city, the line may soon business sections.
be extended to Chattanooga, Tenn., I Having taken in the sights of
the anticipated northern terminus Miami we headed down the penin-
of the line when construction was sula for the-
started, through the intervention
of President Roosevelt. OVERSEAS HIGHWAY This
The president ias urged con- stretchh of road over the keys
gress to enact quickly legislation seems a bit disappointing at first,
to facilitate construction of oil until one reaches Lower Matecum-
pipe lines for national defense, be Key where the toll gate is lo-
saying it was "of first rank in im- cated for the Overseas Highway
He wrote Speaker Rayburn that
a bill drafted by the house oil sub.
committee should be given "early
and earnest consideration by the
The necessity for the legisla-
tion, the president said, arose from
the fact that industry, population
and military bases on the Atlantic
coast now depend entirely on
coastwise tankers for their oil.
That process, he wrote, was long
and "potentially perilous"' -and, in
addition, made "restriction of oil
consumption to essential uses a
distinct possibility within a few
"The immediate construction of
pipe lines to augment the supply
to the Atlantic coast is the one
means available to relieve this
The measure to which the prest-
dent referred would authorize the
government, through one of its de-
partments or through a private
company, to invoke the right of
eminent domain and purchase or
condemn rights-of-way for pipe
lines needed for national defense.
By Local Concern
Southeastern Gets Injunction Stop-
ping Erection of Line by St.
Joseph Company In Wakulla:
A legal fight over Whether the
St. Joseph ~Telephone & Telegraph
company of this city can construct
a telephone line in part of the ter-
ritory now served by the South-
eastern Telephone company of
Tallahassee came up for hearing
Tuesday in Judge May Walker's
court at Tallahassee.
The bill of complaint filed by
Southeastern asserted that the St.
Joseph company had no charter
we all have read so much about- authority to operate in Leon or
then you breathe oh's and ah's as Wakulla counties and said that
you ride over the magnificent Southeastern was well equipped to
road and bridges a distance of 40 take care of service in that area.
miles to Big Pine Key, where the The Port St. Joe concern entered
return toll gate it situated. a motion to dissolve the temporary
Riding along above the clear restraining order and dismiss the
blue-green water we thought not bill of complaint filed Saturday by
of those who built the highway, but Southeastern.
of that young engineer who, when .Some time before the Tallahas-
older heads said the railroad to s company filed its bill of com-
Key West could never be built, plaint the St. Joseph company had
went ahead with the blessing of received permission from the state
Mr. Flagler and BUILT it! The road department to construct lines
low, closely-spaced concrete archbs along the right-of-ways of State
stretch from key to key and will Roads 10 and 175 from the Och-
remain for untold thousands of locknee river through Wakulla and
years as a monument to the vision Leon counties within a short dis-
and faith of that young engineer. tance of Tallahassee.
The new toll road is built on Judge Walker heard the motion
the old railroad piers and one of and argument and took the matter
the numerous over-water spans, under advisement. Up to yesterday
that from Marathon Key to Bahia he had not rendered a decision.
Honda Key, is seven miles in ___-
length, passing over Pigeon Key
at a height of about 40 feet. At
another point a bridge rises 70
feet above the water and gives a
view of a number of the keys.
(Continued on page 4)
District Meet of
Firemen to Be
Held In St. Joe
Dedicated to those who have The presiednt could certify that
given their lives in defense of their a line to be built by a certain com- Summer Roundup Fire Eaters From Lake City to
country, Memorial Day services pany was necessary for national Pensacola Will Gather
will be held at 9:30 tonight at the defense. That document would au- To Be Held June 19 oa Wil Ghe
Port theater by Gulf County Post tomatically be accepted in federal
116, American Legion, and a cor- court as proof of the necessity of -School Children Asked to Re
dial invitation is extended the pub- exercising the right of eminent r-hoo Children Asked to Re- The Port St. oeVolunteer Fire
lic to attend. domain. Funds for construction of port at Schools for Ex- Department will be host to fire-
Speaker for the evening will be the new transmission lines would amination men and their wives in all cities
tlhe Rev, E. H. Garrott, pastor of be taken from any available de- in Northwest Florida from Lake
the Wewahitchka Baptist church, fense appropriation. The date for the "Summer City to Pensacola on June 12 when
who will be introduced by Post In connection with the holdup Roundup" for pre-school age white the fire eaters gather here for
Commander Gadi White. The ser- of work on the Port St. Joe-Chatta- children, sponsored by the Parent- their annual meeting.
vice will last approximately thirty nooga pipe line, Dr. Robert T. Wil- Teachers association, has been set According to Fire Chief Troy
minutes. son, head petroleum consultant of for June 19 at their school, accord- Jones, an elaborate program has
Immediately following the Me- the office -of production manage- ing to Mrs. T. V. Morris, chairman, been arranged starting off with a
moral tribute a Legion-sponsored ment, stated that "there is a For .the colored children the date seafood dinner in the evening,
patriotic picture, "Land of Lib- bottleneck in sight" in the shortage will be June 26 at their school. speeches from various dignitaries,
erty," will be shown and the pub- of tankers which normally carry to This examination is or children transaction of business and a ball
lic will be invited to attend. the eastern seaboard 96 per cent who will be si years old before at the Centennial auditorium to
Tickets for this picture are now of its petroleum. This "rather December 1 and who expect to en- which the public will be invited.
being sold by members of the Le- tight situation," he said, is the re- ter school this September. One of It is expected that between two
gion post and everyone is asked suit of conversion of tankers into the rents should accompany the and three hundred visitingg firemen
to secure one before show time, navy oilers, diversion of many to child. and their wives will be in atten-
as the local post receives a per- foreign service, and the contem- parents are reuetsed to bring ce atthe meeting.
centage to be used for post activi- plated transfer of 25 American the child's birth certificate, and if
ties and public welfare work. tankers to the British supply ser- they do not now have one it can Important Meeting of
--- vice. be obtained from the Bureau of Red Cross Is Scheduled
PORT NEWS Wilson took exception to the Vital Statistics, Jacksonville. No _
S.S. Henry M. Dawes of the ga- Georgia legislature's action in fail- charge is made for these examina- Robert Bellows, chairman of the
bine Transportation company left ing to pass enabling legislation tions. The reason -they are given
Friday after discharging a cargo of asked by the president and several is that parents can have any physi- lf county chapter of he Ameri-
fuel oil for the St. Joe Paper Co. cabinet members, to permit the cal or dental handicaps corrected can Red Cross, states that an im-
Vi ---- s- laying of gasoline pipe lines unler before the child enters school. Im- portant meeting of the organiza-
Visiting Relatives In Gainesvllle railroad rights-of-way by the South- munization for smallpox, typhoid tion will be held next Friday eve-
Mrs. Tom Owens and son, eastern Pipe Line corporation, and diphtheria can and should be ning, June 6, at the health office
Tommy. left this week to visit rel- The six-month delay thus in- secured before the chiTd enters in this city, and urges every per-
atives in Gainesville. (Continued on Page 6) (Continued on Page 6) son possible to be present.
Local Council All Set; Ap-
proximately 1700 Expected
To Sign Questionnaires
Defense registration as called
for last week in a proclamation by
Governor Holland will begin in
Gulf county and continue through
June 6 under the able direction of
George Tapper, chairman of the
Gulf County Defense Council, andi
his various comniitteemen. During
this week of registration every
man and woman of Gulf county,
and every boy and girl above 15
years of age, will have an oppor-
tunity to register for defense ser-
It is not the purpose to register
all citizens of the county, but only
those who can and who are willing
to accept assignments for services
to promote state and national de-
fense.. This registration is not
compulsory and no coercion or
pressure will be lappeTiled. The
theory is that only those who regis-
ter of their own volition can be de-
pended upon to serve effectively.
It is impossible to state at this
time what specific service will be
assigned, but it is the purpose to
call upon each individual for the
kind of activity which that per-
son is best qualified for and to
follow the wishes of each regis-
trant as far as prscticable.
After close of registration the
blanks will be sorted and classi-
fied and the next step will be to
assign to the various divisions and
subdivisions of defense activity the
personnel required to meet every
Florida may never need this de-
fense organization, but it will be
ready should the need arise.
1A is anticipated by the Gulf
county unit officials that approxi-
mately 1700 persons will register
luring the coming week, nut if a
greater number signs up there are
plenty of extra questionnaires on
Location of registration places
together with those in charge, are
Port St. Joe-U. S. postoffice.
W. O. Anderson, chairman; Robert
Oak Grove--Wimberly's store.
Mrs. Ralph Wimberly, chairman.
St. Joe Paper Company Mill-
Company office. Ned Porter, chair-
St. Joe Lumber & Export Com-
pany-Kenney Mercantile company
tore. B. E. Kenney Jr., chairman.
Colored Quarters-Damon Peters
tore. Damon Peters, chairman.
Highland View -Bayshore Gro-
ery. Fritz Christiansen, chairman.
Indian Pass-Br'agdon's Store. J.
). Bragdon, chairman.
Overstreet-- S. postoffice. W.
White City--Scaly's Store. Mr.
Dalkeith--Gaskin's Still and La-
ier's Store. Jesse OGaskin. chair-
man; Bdgar Lanier, vice-chairman.
Wewahitclika -U S.postoffice
and county court house. Alff Mil1-
gan. chairman; Joe Hunter, vice-
Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Freeman
were called to Kinesville this week
by the death of Mr. Freeman's
. . -
1 octay, continues w eei
E TWO A
TOURNEY TO BE HELD
A three-day invitational tennis
tournament will be held June 6, 7
8 on the court in Port Inn park.
Three trophies, now on display at
the Lilius Jewely company, will be
Men's singles, women's singles
and mixed doubles will be played.
Anyone desiring further informa- FISHING SEASON IN GULF posed to know the fishing should
tion is requested to call at the COUNTY OPENS SUNDAY be good this season and it is ex-
desk of the Port Inn. pected that limit strings of bream,
----- -- Following a two-month inactive shellcrackers and trout will be
Will Visit In Savannah period for disciples of Izaak Wal- brought in on the opening day.
Mrs. R. A. Costin and grand- ton, the fresh water fishing season -----
daughters, Margie and Dorothy will open Sunday in Gulf county, Bombs are painted in order to
Costin, left Tuesday for Savannah, and hundreds of anxious fishermen prevent rust and reduce air re-
Ga., to be guests of Mrs. Frank are overhauling their tackle and
Lanier for two weeks. stocking up on new lures and lines distance and to enable the pilot of
preparatory to the big day. the bombing plane to watch their
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! According to those who are sup- tall.
Rev. Marietta In Alabama
Rev. D .E. Marietta and sons,
Don and Billy, left Monday for
points in Alabama to spend this
Returns From Nebraska
Mrs. Daisy Staten returned to
the city last week after visiting in.
Read the ads and save!
The car illustrated is the Super De Luxe Ford Sedan
with slow-motion springs v,
The VELVET you ride on The VELVET you save
ONCE AGAIN the big Ford car steps 'way beyond
its price class with a velvet ride never before known
to the low-price field. With its long, soft, slow-
motion springs, its velvet-action hydraulic shock
absorbers, its more rigid frame and new ride sta-
bilizer, it brings the luxurious velvet riding quality
you expect only in costly cars. Velvet quiet, too! -
With complete sound-deadening throughout its
big, roomy body; and full rubber insulation be-
tween body and frame,
YOU'RE ALSO on velvet when you buy the 1941
Ford-particularly the 6-passenger "Special"
sedans which are actually the lowest-priced sedans
among the low-priced leaders. You save on first
cost. Then, remember, the Ford was first in its class
in the Gilmore-Grand Canyon Economy Test-
with over 23 miles to the gallon. You save on
operating cost. And when you trade we offer you
a generous allowance on your present car traded
in on the 1941 Ford.
WE TRADE FOR ANY AND ALL MAKES
ST. JOE r COMPANY
PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE. FlLa.
THE STAR, PORTl ST. JQF, GULF COUNTY, PLORMAA
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1941
PORT ST. JOE, FLA..
III-- I ->
M EMORIAL DAY, tenderest of
American holidays, is with us
again, remindful of the debt a grate-
ful country owes the men who gave
their all for its safety and perpetu-
ity. Amid its preoccupation with
economic stress, the Republic
halts to celebrate with piety and
pride the deeds of bravery and
patriotism performed by its sons on
land and sea in the hour of emerg-
ency. .. It does so in the reassuring
confidence that should duty ever
call again the breed will not be found
to be extinct. Its glory and its
traditions survive in the hearts of
living Americans, despite the organ-
ized efforts of those spineless groups
which deprecate national defense
and are restless in undermining it.
This day of remembrance of our
heroic dead has more than ordinary
The need of the hour is for the
stamina that has overthrown every
armed enemy of the United States.
The situation calls today for no whit
less of courage, of perseverance, of
the will to conquer than our forces
have always displayed when they
faced the foe.
It is meet to recall the vicissitudes of
the Founding Fathers and to derive
inspiration afresh from their forti-
tude and faith. It was these vir-
tues, as well as valor in battle, that
made their cause triumphant.
THIS MESSAGE CONTRIBUTED BY
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1941
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG FORTESAPR T OGL OUTFOIAIAMY3,14
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
IEntered as Second-class matter, December 10,
193.7, at thi Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
I undet- Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
SOne Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-..- Telephone 51 ..*-
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.
MEMORIES AND RESOLVES
Today is Memorial Day, and each recur-
ruing Memorial Day should impress upon
Americans anew not only an appreciation of
what they owe the survivors of the fighting
men of seventy years ago, whose ranks are
now only a dim memory, but a determination
to avoid if possible in the future every influ-
ence calculated to lead the republic into new
conflicts, although this seems impossible un-
der present circumstances. To the veterans of
three wars-the last the bloodiest of all wars
-we pay our respects, as to men who risked
all for the flag they love, who struggled with
fate and came forth gloriously triumphant.
Memorial Day should be dedicated to
thoughts of peace, present and future, as well
as to thoughts of wars past. We have seen
the devastation and tragedy of conflict and
are looking at it again today in Europe. It
remains for us, as a nation devoted to the arts
of husbandry and industry, so to meet the is-
sue of the hour as to. make unnecessary the
repetition of such sacrifices as come to every
American mind at this time.
This means striving for peace by every de-
vice possible. But it does not mean, however,
dwelling in a fool's paradise. We should be
prepared, and are preparing, in the event the
madmen of Europe emerge victorious. Our
army and navy are needed now more than
ever-for our own protection.
So the sun rises on another day sacred to
memories undimmed by time and which by
next year may see another generation of our
young men included in the list of veterans.
Today is a day on which every American,
while honoring our warriors alive and dead,
should resolve that so far as his influence
goes it shall be directed for the prevention ot
America becoming involved in future wars.
France has succumbed almost 100 per cent
to Axis demands. That came as a shock, but
not as a surprise, to London and Washington.
The democracies did everything possible to
stiffen the back of the Vichy government, but
it wasn't enough. Hitler has his hands around
France's neck, and the squeeze is on. War
between British and French troops and fight-
ing ships may now be expected. France is
giving German troops aid and supplies in
Africa. England can't stand for that.
Pocket-size song books are to become stan-
dard equipment for the American soldier.
There is no truth to the rumor that the words
of "Hinkey Dinkey Parlezvous" will be in-
cluded in a special asbestos edition.-Wash-
In a little more than a month over $43,000,-
000 has been bet on horse races in Florida.
And yet there are people who squawk about
having to pay for national defense.-Savan-
Fire in a Persian temple has been burning
for 1000 years. Remember this when you
feel like razzing your fire department.-Co-
Fifty years ago a racket was known as a
AN APPEAL TO PATRIOTISM
In view of President Roosevelt's significant
letter to State Representative Dawson Kea,
of Laurens county, those who have blocked
the construction of gasoline pipe lines in Geor-
gia should ask themselves in all seriousness
if simple patriotism does not now require
them to withdraw their opposition. In a let-
ter reviewing the controversy, Mr. Kea asked
the president whether he considered the mat-
ter vital enough to the national defense pro-
gram to justify an extraordinary session of
the legislature. The president replies that the
increased gravity of the situation, calls for
"the immediate enactment" of measures to
permit the completion of the pipe lines which
are necessary to move gasoline and other pe-
troleum products to the Atlantic seaboard.
Because the legislature, at its regular ses.,
sion, rejected an urgent appeal to this end
from himself, as well as from the secretaries
of war, navy and interior, the president will
not request that it be called into extraordi-
nary session. But he makes this momentous
These pipe lines must be laid. It is my
thought that those who have obstructed
them should promptly withdraw from
that position unless they prefer to be
charged with the responsibility of im-
peding an essential element to our na-
tional defense program.
There come times in a nation's history
when self-interest must yield to public emer-
gencies and dangers. Such an issue now con-
fronts the interests which have opposed the
construction of gasoline pipe lines through
Georgia. It is to be hoped that they will do
voluntarily that which patriotism demands.
GRAB A SHOVEL
Anybody know whether or not there's any
oil around Port St. Joe? Maybe there is and
maybe there ain't. But, anyway, unless we
miss our guess, somebody will put down a
well in this neck o' the woods, just as has
been done in many other sections of Florida
in past years in an effort to find black gold,
since the legislature passed that bill offering
a bonus of fifty grand to the man, woman or
child who first finds it in our state.
Fifty grand is a lot of nickels in times like
this, and there'll probably be a lot of people
figuring ways and means to grab it.
Nobody knows, and apparently nobody
cares, how much money has been lost in Flor-
ida in the past twenty years in the oil racket.
A lot of people still hold oil stock, fine look-
ing stock with gilt on the edges, but some-
what faded now and only useful for wallpaper.
Grass and palmettos cover the spots where
men once drilled. Good money has gone into
the ground, but no oil has come out. As one
man remarked: "About all I can possibly get
out of the money I've sunk in oil stocks is to
dig up the hole, cut it into sections and sell it
for post holes."
The legislature has thrown out the bait, so
don't be surprised if some stranger comes
along and wants to sink a well in your back
yard-if you've got a little ready cash to in-
Workers in manufacturing plants turning
out national defense orders who are receiv-
ing eight and ten dollars a day are striking
for pay increases. Under the circumstances
why shouldn't the boys in the army, who are
receiving from $21 to $30 per month, also go
on strike and tie up the army?
U. S. motor accident toll for the first two
months of 1941 was 5,370-reminding us that
the only way to make safety last is to always
use safety first.-Boston Transcript.
Even the compass has been overhauled-
any way it turns now, it points to danger.-
Another way to retrench would be to quit
paying salaries to the unemployed who oc-
cupy posts in public office.-Arkansas Gazett.
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
A couple ladies were talking'
about spring styles. I overheard
them. Brown and tan are the col-
ors, as I get it, for this season. I
am not eractly 100 per cent sure
it is brown and tan, because they
also said something about some-
thing light green, so anybody
reading this, should check up. It
wotfld be a disaster if some lady
would come out in brown when it
should, be ilght green.
I have always, craved to know
what kind of an hombre it could
be who can tell our fair esx what
they gotta wear and do-and have
'em do it. I have researched
around, and none of my neighbors
have the least idea either. They
are all in the dark, too, like my-
This style gent, when he says,
"Gals, this spring you wear brown
clothes and red hair," it is brown
clothes and red hair from Arizona
to New Hampshire.
station and army, barracks, a'll
verboten as far as John Q. Public
is 'concerned, cut off all chances
at the waterfront, we left after
but two hours and began the long
return journey over the keys. We
suggest that anyone traveling this
route stop at the west toll gate
on the Overseas Highway, thus
eliminating a long, tedious drive
for nothing and saving, too, an ad-
ditional toll charge.
Hightailing it back over the keys
and re-enjoying the ride over the
beautiful bridges, we finally hit the
Tamiami Trail and about 11 that
night, after a drive from Miami to
Key West, arrived at-
FORT MYERS-Our old stamp-
ing ground before coming to Port
St. Joe. Here we were guests of
Mrs. Annie Piggot and her nu-
merous progeny, and were royally
entertained for two days.
Since Ye Ed left this city some
five years ago, much building has
been going on, including two new
theaters, and we were indeed sur-
prised at the growth of this city
famed for its avenue of palms.
After going fishing here and los-
ing a ten-pound bass, we left for-
Brothers, we gotta track down TAMPA-Where we put up with
this person. Once we get his sys- Robert Smith and family, former
tem, boy, we are sitting pretty. residents of this section. About
Hot ziggity! all we did here was rest and fish
Yours with the low cown, (without any luck). We had in-
JO SERRA. tended dropping in to see Russell
----- ----- Kay, president of the Florida Press
WITH THE EDITOR association, and some printer
-- friends, but just didn't get around
(Continued from Page 1) to it. So we left for-
The balance of the trip over the
keys from the west toll gate was! MULBERRY Where we were
most uninteresting, as it, followed graciously entertained by Mr. and
the old road and the wooden Mrs. J. W. Sutton and Mrs. Vic
bridges were old and rickety and Sirman (whose husband was IIn
the highway in not too good con- Dania), Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Frye,
edition. Mrs. J. B. Byrd, Mrs. Beatrice
Personally, unless you feel flush, Murat and. a host of others who
we'd advise you in making this were friends of the wife (this be-
trip to carry a sandwich or two ing her former home after leaving
with you. We stopped at a road- Port St. Joe in 1917).
side tavern for a light snack at Going on from Mulberry (where
noon, having a small ham sand- your editor gagged on the sul-
wich, a slice of pie and a coke phur water) we stopped briefly in
each, and, were we surprised when Wildwoood for dinner and a chat
we received a check for 90 cents. with Mrs. T. M. Bragg and then
At last, after we'd driven gosh- rolled on to Tallahassee to pick up
mighty how many miles, there Mrs. J. W. Smith, stop a short
loomed up in the distance- time with Mr. and Mrs. G. M.
heppard and then home to Port
KEY WEST-We entered this St. Joe.
southernmost city in the U. S. via All in all, the editor andi his
a wide, palm-bordered avenue and wife had a most enjoyable 11-day
our expectations were high, for we trip, covered 2086 miles without a
had heard so much of this city. bit of motor trouble or a single
We had intended staying at least flat tire. And now we're
a day or two, but after looking back on the job again, full of wim,
over the city and finding it quite wigor and witality, ready for an-
uninteresting, mainly due to the other five years of steady work
fact that a submarine basin, naval unless we can figure out ways and
station, coast guard station, air l-ns for a similar trip next year.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1941
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, OULF OOUtlTY, PLORIDA
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
MRS. FRARY HOSTESS WORTHY MATRON VISITS
TO GARDEN CIRCLE GULF O. E. S. CHAPTER
Mrs. Ted Frary was hostess to Mrs. Marion Neeb of Miami,
the garden circle of the Port St. worthy grand matron of the Flor-
Joe Woman's club at her home on ida Grand Chapter, Order of
Garrison avenue Tuesday after- Eastern Star, paid her official
noon. visit :o Gulf Chapter 191 Tuesday
A short business period was held evening Her address was on the
with Mrs. George Patton presid- subject of "Guardians of the
ing. It was announced the next Flame" and was delivered to a
meeting would be on June IS at large number of members and vis;-
the home of Mrs. W. H, Welling- tors, including Past Grand Matron
ton on Hunter's Circle. Lillian Kilpatrick of Panama City,
Attractive arrangements of flow- Grand Instructress Effie Jones of
ers decorated the living room 'anama City and many others
w..r^a +A "r metinz wrac held anr Q f ro ngrn cih'ahhrhlrrr 0hnntsMr sV1,.
wvlere tia mw ee*llg 5 new, al,
refreshments of cookies, sand-
wiches and punch were served by
WOMEN'S SOCIETY FOR
The Women's Society for Chris-
tian Service" of the Methodist
church -met Monday afternoon at
the church with Mrs: R: A. Costin
in charge of the .prgogramn.
Topic for the meeting was- ".'he
Temple of "God"' 'ndd Was developed
by the Jeader,:,aesisted by Mrs. L.
E. Hudginsj- Mrs, A. M 'Jones, Mrs.
Edwin.. Bm'sey and Mrs. Patty
'helma McCranie of Valdosta, Ga.
paid Mrs. Neeb a lovely compli
.nent in the song "At Dawning."
Wednesday from 10 to 4 o'clock
the worthy grand matron held
school of instruction for Districts
2 and 3, which was attended by 3;
visitors representing 11 chapters
The local chapter was hostess at
a delicious luncheon served in the
Masonic hall to the members andi
The regular meeting of the lap-
ist Missionary society was held
at the church Monday with Ihe
-ouis'e BancroTt circle in charge.
BIRT ANNUUNUM I Mrs. Charles McClellan, chairman,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brewton are presided.
announcing the arrival of an eight- T'he meeting opened with a hymn
found daughter on May 24. The followed by the Bible study taken
3ung lady has been named Mar- from Psalm 81 led by Mrs. J. F.
la Julia. Miller. Prayer was by Mrs. L. W.
Owens, after which the leader
Mrs. Emily Temple expects to gave an interesting talk on "Youth
ave Sunday for her home in ind the Urgent Gospel." "Helps
little Rock, Ark., after spending llong the Way" was in two parts
vo weeks here as the guest of her and was given by Mrs. W. H.
in and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Howell and Mrs. A. I. Gangneiux
rs. J. L. Temple. Miss Betty Jo "A Sacred Trust" was given by
emple will accompany her home Mrs. Thomas Strickland, followed
for a visit of several weeks.
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney spent Wed-
nesday and Thursday in Marianna.
Mrs. Leroy Morman and small
son of Panama City were guests
'Wednesday of Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Roy Evans was a week-end visi-
tor in Sulligant, Ala.
DR. J. C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
. .. If your car gets out of con-
trol you know what happens
. It's the same way with
your system, so it's wiser to
rely on your doctor and our
accurately compounded pre-
sciptions. .... There can be no
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by a song and prayer of dismissal
Miss Mary Sue Crawford of Pan-
lna City and Clyde Attwood of
this city were married last Sun-
day at the home of A. C. Hensley
on Seventh street, with Rev. J. W.
Sisemore officiating. Other than
Mr. and Mrs. Hensley, present were
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Navarre. The
bride wore an attractive white
Following a brief wedding trip
3 Tuscaloosa, Ala., the young
cou.le are at home on Monument
Mrs. O. L. McCranie of Valdosta,
Ga., is the guest of her mother.
Mrs. Sally Montgomery. Mr. Mc-
Cranfe returned to Valdosta Sun-
day evening after spending the
week-end in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. H, A. Drake will
spend the week end in Atlanta, Ga.,
guests of Mrs. Knowles Tucker.
Miss Ruby Strickland spent the
week-endi in DeFuniak Springs vis-
iting her parents.
Miss Amelia Schnieder has re-
turned from Tallahassee where she
attended F. S. C. W. for the past
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayless and
two sons of Tallahassee spent the
week-end here as guests of Mrs.
E. Clay Lewis Jr., who is in Tal-
lahassee during legislature, spent
the week-end here with his family.
Mrs. Gus Creech visited rela-
tives in Dothan, Ala., Tuesday and
STATE COURT RULES
ON SPEED LIMITS
The state supreme court has
ruled that municipalities can not
adopt speed limits contrary to
general state law for city streets
which have been designated as
So now, according to the court,
motorists using Monument avenue
and Fifth street in Port St. Joe
will be conforming to state regu-
lations if they do not travel faster
han 25 miles per hour. The la'w
ays "speeds in excess of 25 miles
an hour on state highways through
residential sections of cities is
nriina facie evidence of reckless
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ST. JOE TELEPHONE COMPANY
RUNS LINE TO COUNTY SEAT
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
last week were connected by tele-
phone when the St. Joseph Tele-
phone & Telegraph company com-
pleted a line under construction
for some time, and installed pay
nations s in the county court house
and the Gulf Drug company.
Heretofore, in order to place a
call in the county seat from this
city it has been necessary to make
connections through Panama City,
Chipley, Marianna and Blounts-
town, through three separate tele-
Expense of constructing the line
came to approximately. $10,000, but
it is consiedred well worth the ex-
pense as it gives almost instan-
taneous connections with the
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ENGAGEMENT OF MISS
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hammock
are announcing the engagement of
their daughter, Eva Lunette, to
Benjamin Roy Gibson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. Roy Gibson of this
\liss Hammock is a graduate of
:he local high school, and Mr. Gib-
son is a graduate of the local high
school and Gordon Military, Acad-
emy. The wedding announcement
will be made at a later date.
Announcement was made this
week of the marriage of Mrs.
Rhuey, Cosby to Ed Guest in We-
wahitchka on May 24, Judge Earl
Pridgeon performing the cere-
nony. The bridle is the daughter
if Mr. and Mrs. Jim Duncan of
Mrs. Earl Lupfer will leave this I
week-end to .join her husband at
Camp Livingston, La.
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Mrs. B. C. Gaiilard and children
left Wednesday to visit relatives
in Ithica, N, Y.
DEAD END KIDS in "JUNIOR G-MEN)"
SUNDAY and MONDAY TUESDAY, MAY 3
May 1-and 2
ay and 2 JAMES CAGNEY and
adeleine CARROU" Fred MacMUIRA HUMPHREY BOGART
IN THETECHNICOLORPRODUCTION "THE ROARING
News Our Gang Comedy Musical Comedy
LEGION MAKES CHANGE
IN MEETING NIGHTS
At the last regular meeting of
Gulf County Post 116, American
Legion, it was decided to change
the meeting nights from Monday
to Thursday. Henceforth the or-
ganization will .meet on the first
and third Thursday nights of each
month. The next meeting will be
held at the Hut June 5.
I am leaving Saturday, June 14,
for Chicago. Have room for 3 pas-
seifgers willing .to share expenses.
Beginning return trip Saturday.
June 21. Inquire at The Star of-
fice. Phone 51. 2*
Mrs. Joe Thompson of Apalachi- Will Vacation In Washington
cola was the guest Wednesday of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Wooden and
Mrs. Sally Montgomery. family expect to leave tomorrow
Q for a vacation of two weeks in
Mrs. Leroy Gainous and Mrs. Washington, D. C.
Louis Perhrtt spent Tuesday in Do- __ .
than, Ala. Save money by reading the ads.
Only, May 4
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Saturday 1:15 Daily 2:45 Admission 10c-16c-30c
.,. GO TO THE MOVIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT 1,
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"LAND of LIBERTY
139 GREAT STARS 2 HOURS OF VARIED
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SATURDAY ONLY- MAY- 31
2, GREAT HITS
---_RIDAY, MAY 30, 1941
Is Now Offered to the Merchants and Public at Large
Through the Facilities of the Newly Organized
St Joe Bus and
Truck Co., Inc.
With Their Freight Service Between Port St. Joe and
Trucks leave daily at 8 a. m and arrive
from Panama City at 2:30 p. m,
(Daily Except Sunday)
C. W. HORTON, Agent
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PtGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1941
Panama City and Tampa Concerns
Are Low Bidders On
According to a dispatch from
Washington, D. C., the war depart-
ment has awarded contracts for
the construction of the flexible
gunnery school to be located on
the peninsula between Port St. Joe
and Panama City.
Contracts for construction have
been let to the G. C. Moore Con-
struction company of Panama City
and to the Paul Smith Construction
company of Tampa.
Contract for architectural and
engTneering services were awarded
to the Southern Engineering and
Architectural company of Jackson-
ville. The contracts have been ap-
proved by the office of production
The war department announced
Monday authorization of additional
buildings and facilities, at an esti-
mated cost of $715,818, for the
Approved work included 26 bar-
racks, one mess hall, six officers'
quarters, one additional post ex-
change, two paint, oil and dope
storage buildings, five aiministra-
tion buildings, two additions to
mess halls, two warehouses, and
nine operations buildings with
necessary utilities, engineering and
Hamptons Visiting In Ocala
Mr. and Mrs. Howell Hampton
and daughter left Monday for a
two weeks' visit In Ocala.
Milk is an energy food. It is
easily digested and is grand
alone or with other foods.
Enjoy the benefits of the
valuable vitamin content of
Pasteurized for Your Protection
Of South Today
Madeline Carroll and Fred Mac-
Murray Coming Sunday and
Monday In Comedy-Drama
Offering a wealth of entertain-
ment rich in stirring drama, ab-
sorbing romance and bright com-
edy, Paramount's technicolor film
of the modern South, "Virginia,"
comes to the Port theatre Sunday
Together as a team for the third
time, the picture's stars, Madeline
Carroll and Fred MaoMurray both
turn in performances that should
result in keeping this charmingly
romantic pair together for some
time to come. Stirling Hayden, a
stranger to motion pictures, mak-
ing his movie debut in this film,
gives an entirely creditable pex-
The story tells of the difficult
decision a woman, born in Vir-
ginia and reared in the North, has
to make when she falls in love
with a Southerner offering her only
the hardships and traditions of
plantation life, but who is par-
sued by a wealthy, handsome
Northerner, who offers a life of
superTTcdal gaiety. Miss Carroll is
seen as the woman with the ro-
mantic problem, MacMurray as the
Southerner who wins her, and Hay-
den as the Northerner who come
out second best.
PRESIDENT URGES LAW
TO SPEED UP PIPE LINES
(Continued from Page 1)
curred in the construction of the
line is "irreparable," Wilson said.
"It seems inconceivable to me that
one interstate carrier (the rail-
roads were responsible for the
action) which employed the right
of eminent domain to secure its
own right-of-way should be per-
mitted to use that right-of-way to
block a competing interstate car-
So now, with President Roose-
velt and Dr. Wilson both working
for completion of our pipe line, we
should soon see greater activity
at our waterfront as the line is
completed and more tankers make
port to deliver their cargoes of
TO BE HELD JUNE 19
(Continued, from Page 1)
"Parents are urged to mark this
date on their calendar," said Mrs.
Morris, "and bring their children
to co-operate in this program for
better health in our community."
The outlying districts will be fur-
nished school bus transportation,
but city children will be expected
to furnish their own transportation.
Every ads carries a message-
a message that will save money.
Results This Week
Laboratory 15, Warehouse 7.
Champs 10, Maintenance 9.
Team- W L Pet.
Laboratory ............. 6 1 .857
Champs ............... 5 2 .714
Kenney Mill .......... 5 2 .714
Pulp Mill .............. 3 3 .500
Bank Building ........ 3 4 .429
Merchants ............ 2 4 .333
Warehouse ............ 2 5 .285
Maintenance ........... 1 6 .143
Games Next Week
June 2-Merchants vs. Pulp Mill.
Warehouse vs. Bank.
June 3-Warehouse vs. Mainten-
ance. Laboratory vs. Kenney.
June 5-Merchants vs. Champs.
Bank vs. Pulp Mill.
Do you need Letterheads and
Envelopes? Let The Star print
Vacationing In New Orleans The Star is $2 per year-sub-
Miss Emeline Belin left Sunday scribe now!
for her vacation, which she will
spend in Mobile and New Orleans.
CUT ATE HOTS
F you never have had any
of these pains, be thank-
ful. They can take a lot ao
the joy out of life.
If you have ever suffered,
as most of us have, from
a headache, the next time
try DR.MILES ANTI-PAIN
PILLS. You will find them
pleasant to take and unusu-
ally prompt and effective ia
action. Dr. Miles Anti-Palm
Pill are also recommended
for Neuralgia, Muscula.r
Pain, Functional Menstrua
Pains and pain following
Dr. Me. Anti-n.P aW Mle
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Notice to Dog Owners
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dog Licenses
for the year 1941 are now due. I will be at the
City Hall between the hours of 2 and 4 o'colck p.
m. from May 26 to May 31 for the purpose of
issuing licenses and inoculating dogs fer rabies.
All dogs not licensed and inoculated before June
1 will be impounded and disposed of according to
Ordinance of the City of Port St. Joe.
TROY JONES, Chief of Police.
BANilEY I L',iHl.AbTIEE CI.
"Gulf County's Oldest and Largest Home Furnishers"
PHONE 56 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WHITE TOP TAXI COMPANY
FOR PROMPT SERVICE
PHONE 100 *
--DAY OR NIGHT-
i4 TAXIS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN FRONT
OF ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION
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THIE STAR, PORT -ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MAY $0, 1941
P' GE SIX
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