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The Star--Plorida's fastest grow.
ing tittle newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upbuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
Set growing little city. .. In \
SST A the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
.VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIOA, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1941 NUMBER 36
Third Year of Operation Is
Termed Successful By Man-
ager Williams; Many Fine
Pictures Scheduled In Week
June 20 marks the. third year
of operation for the Port .theatre
and a week's celebration of the
event will start Sunday, June 15,
with the showing of "Men of Boys
Town," starring Spencer Tracy and
Mickey Rooney. During the balance
of the week a choice selection of
pictures will be shown.
"When the Port was opened to
the public on June 20, 1938, it was
dedicaLed to the -purpose of serv-
ing and entertaining local theater-
goers with the best available
screen and stage entertainment in
comfortable and refined surround-
ings," said Manager Roy Williams.
"We wish to take this opportunity
to thank our many friends and ex-
press our gratefutness and to
promise that we will continue to
present the beat in varied screen
and stage entertainment at popu-
lar prices, The public has shown
its appreciation of our efforts by
attending the theater and giving
us almost successful year."
Theatre Owned By Martins
The Port theatre is owned by
Hugh G. Martin, Royi'"-Miirt^'tr
Roy E, Martin Jr., and E. D. Mar-
tin of Columbus, Ga., where the
main office of Martin Theatres is
located. The Martin chain is com-
posed of 75 theatres located in Al-
abama, Georgia and Florida, ana
empolys more than 1000 people.
Personnel of the local theatre is
made up of Roy E. Williams, man-
ager; Melba Nedley, cashier and
secretary; Hazelene Bagley, store
clerk; Charles Stevens, head door-
man; Wilbur Darcey, doorman;
Royce Goforth, relief cashier, and
Henry Cook, projectionTst.
The "Martins" adid their appre-
ciation to that expressed by Man-
ager Williams and believe that
this theatre is supported by loyal
people, who in turn appreciate
Manager Williams announces
that anyone having a birthday or
wedding anniversary during the
'coming week will receive a free
guest ticket good for any one per-
formance by stopping at the box
office and leaving their name, ad-
Arny Qets 81 mm. Trench Mortar
Brig. Gen. A. G. Gillespie, corn- the national defense program.
manding general of the Water. The mortar, manufactured at the
vliet, N. Y., arsenal (left), and plant of, the Pullman-Standard
Col. Donald Armstrong, (right), Car company at Hartmond, Ind.,
executive officer of the Chicago was presented to Col, Armstrong
ordnance district, Inspecting one for the army In a ceremony at
of the first 81 mm. trench mor- the shops of the Pullman com-
tars completed In the U. S. for pany in Hammond.
Port St. Joe Department I. Host
To Visitors From Northwest..:
Florida District .- -,,c-
Approximately 225 visiting fire-
men and their wives from the
Northwest Florida Firemen's asso-
ciation, including all cities from
Pensacola to Lake City, gathered
here yesterday for their annual
convention as guests of the Port
St. Joe Volunteer Fire Department.
The association convened at the
Centennial building at 1 o'clock, at
which time the fire siren was
sounded, and after registration a
business meeting was held at 2:30.
Following the business session,
the visitors were conducted on a
Sightseeing tour of the St. Joe Pa-
per company mill and then taken
to Beacon Beach for a swimming
and beach party.
At 7 o'clock a sumptuous seafood
dinner was served in the Centen-
nial auditorium attended not only
by the firemen but by the business
and professional men of Port St.
Joe who aided in making the con-
vention a success.
Following the banquet, a moving
picture of the fire college held in
Daytona Beach last year was ex-
hibited and the day was topped off
with a grand ball in the auditorium
Kiwanis Club Gets
Off To Fine Start
Has Twenty-eight Charter Mem.
bear; Officer' Named At
With 28 charter-nembers paying
their dues Thursday, evening of
last week at a meeting held at the
Port Inn, the Port St. Joe Kiwanis
club got off to an excellent start.
Officers were selected by the
club at this time and Jim Bounds
was unanimously named president.
of the new civic organization. Dr.
J. R. Norton was named as first
vice-president; J. R. Hunter of We-
wahitchka, second' vice-president;
and Vic Anderson, treasurer.
Selection of a board of directors
was to be made at a meeting of
the club last evening. Thos. R. L.
Carter, Roy Williams and Albert
Gagneiux were named by Presi-
dent Bounds as a nominating com-
mittee for the board of directors.
Charter members of the club
are Dr. J. R. Norton, Dr. J. C. Coe,
F. A. LeHardy, Buck Spooner, W.
L. Bragg, T. R. L. Carter, Lindsay
Temple. Gus Creech, Kelly Carver,
Vic Anderson. Charlie Brown, Roy
Williams, L. L. Zimmernan, Bill
Shuford,, B. J. Hull, John Blount,
C. WV. Horton, Albert Gagneiux. J.
E. Bounds, Tonm Thompson, J. RI.
Hunter. Massey Ward, Tom Colde-
Defense In Gulf
County Is 300
Number Far Exceeds Expectatio
Of Committee In Charge
Bills Backed by
Governor Loses Out On Only
On f,,, n14 r i -
u, his major Kecom-
'The registration for civilian vol- nations, But Gets Compro.
unteer defense workers which of-I ise Measure Okehed.
ficially ended last Saturday, found
approximately 3000 citizens of
Gulf county volunteering their ser- By CLYDE J. BASER
vices in promoting the civilian Florida News Service Staff Writer
home defense program, according The 1941 session of the Florida
to W. O. Anderson and Robert Bel- legislature has written a new
lows, who headed the committee chapter in the history of the state,
in charge of the registration. They In fact, one might safely say that
had estimated that between 1700 it has written a whole new book,
and 2000 residents of the county Some of the new legislation is
would fill out the questionnaires, definitely good, some is of doubt.
A permanent office for the coun- ful value, and some can be judged
cil will be established, according only after it has been tested in
to George G. Tapper, chairman of actual operation; but good or bad,
the Gulf County Defense Council. for better or for worse, it marks
and the work of classifying all new departures from the old ideas
registrants will be started, -there- and systems.
by availing the local council with Three Outstanding .Features
an up-to-the-minute index of all The three outstanding features
registrants and their capabilities, of legislation passed at the ses-
Those who failed to register and sion, which closed last Friday
desire to do so may see W. O. An- night, are the changes in the tax
derson In Port St. Joe or County system, the new gas -tax distribu-
Clerk J. R. Hunter at Wewa- tion, and the creation of the Flor-
hitchka. ida improvement commission.
-A number of people were under While the revamped tax system
the impression that it they regis- does not contain all the changes
tered they -would be drafted into asked by Governor Holland, it
the army, but when informed that still constitutes a radical change
they' would only be called on to from the old and was the subject
protect their homes in case of of the bitterest debate of any
emergency, they sign 6u t. measure before the .Jeiisr.ture,
A story went the rounds of the with the possible exception of
colored quarters 'that all colored some labor legislation.
women registering would be im- The governor lost his plea for
mediately drafted to cook and a state tax commissioner, to be
wash clothes in army camps, and appointed now and later created
it took some persuasion to con- by a constitutional amendment,
vince them that such was not the However, he worked out a com-
case. promise which gives the state
--- -- comptroller practically the same
CIVIL SERVICE EXAM authority over county officials
TO BE HELD FOR CLERK which he had requested be given
IN LOCAL POSTOFFICE to a state tax commissioenr. So
Sthe loss is a minor matter, andi he
The U. S. civil service commis- can ask the 1943 elgislature to act
sion announces an open competi-
tive examination for .filling the po-
sition of substitute clerk in the
Port St. Joe postoffice, for which
the receipt of applications closes
June 24. Applications must be on
file with the Manager, Fifth U. S.
Civil Service District, New Post-
office Building. Atlanta, Ga., on or
before that date.
Applicants must be at least five
feet four inches in height, in their
stocking feet. and musr weigh at
least 125 pounds. These require-
on the creation of this office, but
probably with less chance for suc-
cess than he had this year.
Full Cash Value On Assessments
The new laws require the as-
sessment of all real and personal
property, intangibles and railroad
property, to be made at full cash
value. All tax rolls must be sun-
mitted to the comptroller for his
approval and cannot go to the
coiinty equalization boards until
tie rolls have been approved by
himn. He also has authority to su-
dress and birthdate or anniversary with music furnished, by Glenn ey, J. B. McKissac, J. A. Whit- ments are waived for those on- pervise the assessment and vaiu-
date, Wright and his Florida Foot- field, Bill Snellgrove, Dr. Thomas titled to preference because of na- alion of property, is; charged wl"h
---- warmers. Meriwether and Hilton Lewis. val or military service. ,i', duty to 'e,- that they are uni-
PAGES TO RECEIVE BONUSES The visitors expressed their ap- IW. ITolland, a member of the Full information and application (Continued on page 4)
On September 1 the four pages preciation to the local department Panama City Kiwanis club, gave blanks may be obtained at the Io- -
who served in the senate during and to the residents of the city ;an interesting talk on Kiwanis cal postoffice or the Atlanta civil PORT NEWS
the legislative session, one of for the royal entertainment shown aims and procedure, especially service office. T:linker (hufl'maid of the Gulf Oil
whom is Joe Sharit Jr., of Port St. them and voted it one of the best congralulating the club on what is --- -- ^ corporation sailed Monday after
Joe, will receive a bonus of $2 a conventions of the association held believed to be a new Kiwanis DRAFT BOARD GETS ,1ic.hargint a caro of gasoline to
day extra for the 60-day period, in many, years, record-payment in full of all INSTRUCTIONS FOR the Southeastern Pipe Line com-
Their base pay was $4 a day. The membership fees at the organiza- JULY REGISTRATION pany.
motion to pay the bonuses was SELECTEES WILL LEAVE tion meeting. ...
made by Senator Amos Lewis of MONDAY FOR BLANDING The club will meet every Thurs- B. W. Eells, chairman of the Attending Summer Session
Marianna, who praised the pages day evening at S o'clock at the Gulf county selective service board. -Mrs. Calla Perritt. Mrs. Minnie
for "their most courteous, diligent The local selective service board Port Inn. nnonnes tht he has received in- T.voll nd Mrs..rvarvee Martin
announced this week that question- --- --- tructions for the registration on loft Montda for Tallahasse_ to at-
and ever anxious" service. naires from 1000 through 1100 were triitiens fo the regist-ation o le ft Monday for Tatllabase to a -
Saied ot thr h wek a t b Return From Washington July 1 of men who have reached Sd the hitter 1 ,'sion at Florida
Smaield out this week and that by the as-e of 21 ears since theirst tate College for Won.
Spending Week On Lakes July 1 the forms will have been Mr. and Mr. Ted Frary have the age of 21 years since the first State College for Women.
r. and Mrs. Philip Lovett are -sent to the entire 1450 registered returned from Washington, D. C., general reistratio October 16. Bu. n Col
spending a week's vacation at in Gulf county. where they attended the gradua- Registrations will begin it 7 a. To Enter Buiness College
Rowell's Landing on the Dead Six white selectees, Mark Martin tion exercises of Miss Dorothy d tr at at m. at t Miss Lunette ammock expects
Lakes. Sapp, John W. Willis, George L. Crockett, formerly of this city. various registration offices throutto leave next week for ackson-
S Cooper, Walter B. Burnham, Albert the county. Iville where she will enter business
Cooper, Walter B. Burnham, Albert Chairman Eells asks for whole- college
Return From Alabama C. White and August W. Bremer, Visiting In Pensacola hearted co-operation from all civil- e -
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton and are scheduled to leave next Mon- Mrs. Basil E. Keneny Jr., and ians who can aid in the registra- Perritt's Have Tampa Visitors
children returned 'to the city Sun- day for Camp Blanding. Willie E. childern, Jacqueline and Ann, are tion, and requests that employers Mrs. Paula Hoard and daughter
day after spending a week visiting Herbert and Jack Brown, colored, visiting relatives in Pensacola this facilitate registration of their em- of Tampa are the guests of Mr.
points in Alabama. left Wednesday for Blanding. week. ployes. and Mrs. Louis Perritt.
% w ,A.R .- FY .. .I ,3.. .
DOCTOR ANSWERS CALL
Dr. Howard R. Ives of Roches-
ter, Minn., is the first American
medico to be accepted for ser-
vice in Great Britain to answer
to the Red Cross call for volun-
teer medical men. He is thirty
years old and a fellow in sur-
gery at the Mayo Foundation.
EDITOR FINDS FISHING
GOOD AT ALL POINTS
Since the fishing season opened
June 1, the editor of The Star has
been flitting hither and yon, cast-
ing plugs and worms upon the
waters and getting his share of
bream, bass and shellcrackers, not
to mention stump knockers, perch
and. an occasional eel.
Up at Midway Park. on the Dead
-Lakes, we spent Wednesday after-
noon. Didn't catch many at first,
but after we found the big ones
were out in the. channel, we began
baulirg 'eni iii. Going back there
A visit to Jim Smith over at Su-
matra, in Liberty county, resulted
in a string of 72 big ones--for the
editor andi his frau-and Owl
Creek is crawling alive with bass
and rock fish. Didn't have our cast-
ing rod that day. Too bad.
A trip to Willis Landing netted
a nice string, including four bass
and several of the biggest white
perch we have seen in a long time.
Probably be going back there tb-
Haven't had the time yet to go
to Burgess Creek, but' those who
have :r--o't fine catches. Have
got to get up to Bud Brockett's
S 21 years sessessful arper
lOnce Is yeor guarantee o
faultless wrk. Individual at-
tenteio. 24 hour service. A
trial order wll make you a
U S' a 0
F. J. CORBIN, Manager
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
camp on the Dead Lakes soon, too,
as We understand ithi-.'re biting
there, too. *
Brother B. B. Conklin, who has
a fishing cabin on Wetappo Creek,
-ays the fish up that way are
simply ravenous-and big! Have
o take his word for that, though
-he hasn't brought any around to
CHANGE -COLOR ON TAGS
Florida automobile tags for next
year will be orange and blue in
color; orange letters and numerals
on a navy blue background. It will
require 2,800 gallons of paint to
enamel the tags.
There are approximately 30,000
fresh water lakes in Florida.
IN the five generations since 1740, we Americans
have performed the heroic task of clearing, popu-
lating, farming, industrializing and civilizing a
country larZ r than England, France, Germany,
Spain and Italy put together.
Because we have looked always forward and
upward, and have worked hard, we have achieved
the highest standard of living in the world.
S One of the most potent of all the forces that
have-created this living standard is advertising,.
which inspires us to want always the new and
better things and ways of life.
Of late years it has been the fashion among
our radical reformers to attack advertising as an
How silly, in view of the magnificent ertvie
It has rendered usl Let's encourage it And *i
|It fo i an $y brihte future
... .. eO... .. S Se SS ** s ~ aIIII+I
Cigarets for Measuring Fish
It might save you a fine, and be-
sides it isn't sportsmanlike to take
undersize fish. When you are
caught without a rule, remember
that the length of any standard
cigaret is 2% inches, and that of
the new king size is 31/ inches.
Lay your cigarets end to end' be-
side the fish in doubt and add the
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Highland View Garage
and get prices for any and
all repairs. ALL WORK AND
W. C. Forehand
On Waterfront, Calhoun-Gulf I
Main Entrance for YOUR
COME IN AND REST!
I Am YOUR Servant- Let
Me Serve YOUI
JOHN HENRY JONES
S PUBLIC DEMAND '
FORCES US TO REOPEN OUR
Don't be a wet nurse
to a gas-eating oil- For a ited tllow
hungry hand-me-down 1 5
BUY A, NEW .
InS' ithe purchaseof any new
deluM.e 1G. Le41 W& Sons
Just drive the old car in.,
M. G. Lewis & Sons
you won't want to miss
Newest model electric ranges on dis-
play as we celebrate the biggest year
in the history of electric cooking. If you
like to have less work enjoy more
free time serve better tasting foods
see how this is made possible with
clean, fast, low-cost electric cookery.
When you visit your Electric Dea!er
showrooms to see the 1941 model
ranges, be sure to ask for your copy
of FAMOUS RECEIPTS BY FAMOUS
MEN. Remember it's FREE; yours for
"Automatic, fast Electric cookery
truly takes the guess work out of
meal preparation. Why not switch
to switches for modern low-cost
Port St. Joe, Fla.
electrical 2)ea ,e
1 FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
EXPRESS THEIR BELIEFS
t- C PURSUE THEIR ASPIRAT/ONIS
OUR. PIONEER AND FRONTIER TRADITION IS TO-WORK.
TO EARN, TO SAVE -BUT ALSO TO G/VE THE OTHER
FELLOW THE CHANCE TO DO THE SAME.
AMERICANS COME THROUGH EACH CR/S/S WITH A SMILE.
U--- ----- IRll.r~:.JP~Ylr~,4sa,
s- -L -I ILI -II I ~-L -----m-l__^-; _l.ri~JElRF~I~'g_~i~tL;aPaL~5hlZ
THE STAPH, PORT ST. JOfF' GULF COUNTY, FLORMAA
FRIDAY, JUN-E 13, 194-P
Tracy- Rooney In
'Men of Boys Town'
Coming to the Port
Long-Awaited Sequel to "Boys
Town" Will Be Shown Sun-'
day and Monday
Spencer Tracy andi Mickey Roo-
ney have had the unusual experi-
ence of stepping back into roles
that won them Academy awards,
with Tarcy again seen'in his char-
acterization Of Father Edward J.
Flanagan and Rooney as Whitey
Marsh, mayor of Boys Town, in
"Men of Boys Town." which opens
the Port theatre's anniversary
week of hits Sunday and Monday.
This is the long-awaited sequel to
the memorable "Boys Town."
"Men of Boys Town" carries on
where "Boys Town" left off, with
Father Flanagan again in financial
difficulties because he, has far
over-expanded Boys Town, but be-
ing unwilling that any boy in need
should' be turned away. Despite
his pressing .troubles, the good
priest goes to the assistance of a
boy murderer, victim of social in-
justice, who becomes hTs greatest
problem. The heart in thb story is
Father Flanagan's battle to renew
the boy's faith. Too, Whitey leaves
Boys Town and gets himself into
a 'jam when he tries to help an-
6ther boy. In the end; Father Flan-
agan solves all problems, even
thought requires near miracles.
Featured in the supporting cast
are Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn, 7-
year-old Darryl Hickman, the child
"find" of the year, and Henry
McCREA AND DREW
- STARS OF COMEDY
Bringig together 49e McCrea
and Ellen Drew. as ,a omaniic
starring .team, Paramount's new
comedy with thrills, "Reaching for
the Sun," plays Tuesday only at
the Port theatre. It is a tale of
the adventures and misadventures
of a Michigan backwoodsman on
the assembly line of a Detroit au-
tonioblle plant, and 'his romance
with a lunch wagon waitress who
sometimes .doubles as a dance hall
McCrea comes to the factory to
earn enough money to buy an out-
O'Neill and Mary Nash, New York board 'motor. Life, for him, would
stage stars. be complete, if he only had that
-- --- motor. When he meets Ellen Dre.w
British officials deduce from he marries her, but keeps a large
Italian economic measures that soft spot in his heart for his be-
Italy is short on cercials, charcoal, loved motor. Ellen's jealousy is
fats, raw cotton, rugber, leather aroused by this division of her
and gasoline. husband's affections, andi she sets
about eliminating her rival.
McCrea has a rival in his love
fotr El.len in Albert Dekker, At one
point in their comic hostility, the
story takes a strong dramatic turn.
This occurs when McCrea and Delt
ker engage in a duel, using as
weapons two giant machines. This
is the much-discussed "Battle, of
the Monster Machines." This is
truly giving us thrills with our
Applicants May File Now
For Enrollment In CCC
iGulf county representatives of
the district weIfare board'are now
receiving applications ifor the next
quarterly enrollment in the CiviliaL
Conservation Corps, to be held
July 1 to July 20.
.No quota has been set, but it is
expected that it will be sufficiently
large to permit the acceptance of
Advertising doesul cost-it pays!
Advertising doesn't cost--it pays!
OWNERS OF PORT THEATRE
, '..J-gh G-, M martin
PODTTUEAE THI RD
rvlITNI EATRE ANNIVERSARY
SWi EE K-.OF
SUfDAY" MONDAY JUNE 15-16
Filedwith laughter j lashed with;
tears..-. comnestheworthyiequ.el to "Boys
Town,' its great predec or The same
grand stars .... in poignant new heart-'
drama you'l want to reo eber Jorever!
PLUS: TWO RIOTOUS COMEDIES
WEDNESDAY ONLY JUNE 18
CARTOON .' LATEST NEWS EVENTS
i RoE:; Maritin Jr.
AT PORT SUNDAY,:MONDAY
COLOR CARTOON "MR. LADYBUG"
CURRENT NEWS EVENTS
S"SOCKAROO" WITH A MILLION LAFFS! -
SATURDAY ONLY JUNE 21
2 BHIRT HITS
CHARLES STARRETT in
"WEST -OF ABILENE"
With "SONS OF THE PIONEERS"
HIT NO. 2
e Wo~~ ~~ P~r LESLIE
Also: Chapter No. 11 of Serial Thriill
DEAD END KIDS in "JUNIOR G -MEN"
Co-starred with Spencer Tracy in
"Men of Boys Town," playing Sun-
-day and Monday at the Port
The average minimum wage in
thEi Philippines a half century ago
was five cents an hour. Now it
has risen to 60 cents, which will
buyo-starred with Spencer Tracy fe
a family of fiveBoys Twn," playing Sunweek.
day and Monday at the Port
The average minimum wage in
thei Philippines a half century ago
was five cents an hour. Now it
has risen to 60 cents, which will
buy enough rice and fish to feedi
a family of five for a week.
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TRE SW8rAR, P(W"T ST. JOG, (WLF G OORTY, PL*RIDA
FRID~AY, JUNE 13, 1941
* T T T S J
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. SMITH, Editor
Entered -a Second-clasa matter, December 10,
1937, at the Poetoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year$........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-4 Telephone 51 )b-
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.
AN ODD SITUATION
The editor, in glancing over a daily paper,
noted two stories. One stated that "Gasless
Sunday and other restrictions throughout
the United States, and possible conservation
measures affecting the whole of the Western
Hemisphere, were suggested by the oil in-
dustry as means of meeting expected short-
ages in petroleum."
The other dispatch said that "900,000 bar-
rels of high-test gasoline have been shipped
to Japan alone during March, 1941."
The people of this nation would gladly cut
out their Sunday driving as a measure to aid
Great Britain, but when the oil industry Is
shipping huge quantities of gasoline to Japan,
our potential enemy on the Pacific and ask-
ing that motorists forbear driving for pleas-
ure that these shipments may continue, that's
asking too much, for the chances are that a
goodly portion of this gasoline finds its way
to Germany, and thus is used against Britain.
If we must conserve gasoline, as the pro-
ducers claim, let's conserve it for our use
and the use of' Britain in fighting the Ax:s
powers, but not another drop to Japan.
We suggest that President Roosevelt use
his emergency powers to stop this flow of
gasoline to the Land of the Rising Sun.
LET'S REMEMBER DAD
Next Sunday, June 15, will be "Father's.
Day." From time immemorial father has sort
of played second fiddle around the home,
while mother occupied the limelight and ab-
sorbed all the sentiment that could be lav-
ished on her by her family, her friends and
the public generally.
And that is as it should be. A good mother
is the sweetest blessing.that any home can
have, and she is worthy of all the attention
we can give her on Mother's Day,as well as
all other days.
But next Sunday is Father's Day, and it's
just and proper that he should have a day
set aside in his honor for, after all, were it
not for the fathers there would be no mothers.
Everything else has a "day" or a "week." We
have Groundhog Day, All Fool's Day and
Dogdays, and although father spends a great
deal of time in the dog house we can hardly
refer to him as a dog.
Try to be a little bit extra nice to father
next Sunday. Don't buy him a red necktie
or a pair of purple socks, get something se-
date. And if chicken is served for dinner, see
that he gets something better than the neck
or the feet. Give him some of the breast, or
a drumstick, or the gizzard, if he likes it, for
after all, father is a pretty likeable chap and
has done more for you than you are likely
to ever do for him.
The editor was out swimming at the beach
the other day and thought how much more
pleasant it would be if some inventor would
find a use for the sandspur.
The fellow who can make a better mousn-
trap is hereby advised to turn his genius to
A UNITED PEOPLE NECESSARY
One of the most important editorial policy
switches in recent years occurred recently
when The Saturday Evening Post decided to
abandon its isolationist position and accept
the view that this war is of vital interest to
the United States. Though it did not retract
its former statements and made no secret of
its dislike for the present situation, the na-
tional periodical made it clear that both the
honor and security of the United States are
The importance of this change of policy
lies in the fact that the representative maga-
zine of conservative isolationism believes that
national honor is worth fighting for. While it
deplores the steps that have brought the
United States close to the brink of war, it be-
lieves that, once this country had committed
itself to aid for Britain and all other nations
fighting aggression, it must go through with
its pledge regardless of the cost.
''he Post recognized that the United States
must either go forward or turn back. "And if
we turn back, we shall be remembered for-
ever as the Falstaff nation of the world, boast-
ing of a power it did really possess, boasting
of how it would go forth against the aggres-
sor, and then changing its mind when night
came. ... In going on we face the possibility
of defeat, whether we can imagine it or not.
But to go back is to face the possibility of
As an honorable nation, the United States
fHE VOICE -O,6'HISTORY
BILLS BACKED BY
InI.tL ailll ait U IL oo JIts promJ ss iaiLU Lanli, as
honorable citizens, the people of this country (Continued from Page 1)
nust accept their share of the burden and form and equal throughout the
vork toward this end. The road this nation state. He also has supervision over
nust travel is one of sacrifice and danger, the collection of such taxes.
n e Just how broad the comptroller's
ind it must not be hampered by a divided powers are is revealed in that see-
)eople. tion of the law which imposes
upon him the obligation of inves-
We've heard a lot of yelping about the new tigating the conduct and perform-
ance of the duties by tax asses-
ish limits established by the legislature-20 o, tax colecors, clerks of the
)ream or 8 bass daily. There's one good thing circuit court, sheriffs, and mem-
bout it, the average fisherman will throw bers of boards of county commis-
)ack the smaller ones. And anyway, twenty sioners when acting as board of
;oodsized bream or eight bass are enough equalization, ana recommend to
the governor the removal of any
or the average person. And as for the hog- such official for his wilful failure
-ish fisherman who tries to clean out the lake to properly perform the duties im-
ir stream-we hope he tries it now and the posed upon him by the constitu-
ame warden gets him. tion, this act and the rules and
regulations prescribed pursuant to
The British better hold Gibraltar. Consider The issuance of a trx.deed giv-
-hat a headache the advertising department ing the buyer immediate and abso-
f that insurance company would have if the lnte possession where property is
ok fell. aa ah Press. delinquent for two .years is author-
ock fell. savannah Pressized.
Tangible personal property, such
Grandpappv Jenkins says the old folks ha;t as cattle, business property, indus-
on us. They weren't always worrying be- trial plants and equipment must
be assessed at full cash value, and
cause the family nag wasn't the latest model. te assessor author value, t a
7 the assessor is authorized to make
-Macon Telegraph. the law retroactive for three years
and assess any such property
A New York youth lost $3,000,000 in less Which has been omitted from the
ian three seconds recently. The heiress said rollsduring that period.
n "Opponents of this reform tax
no."-Columbia State. legislation have threatened to test
its legality in the courts, and it
In these days it's up to you to do your duty may be several years before we
s you see it, and not as some fellow like know definitely the value of these
indbergh sees it. An attempt was made by this
legislature to settle the distribu-
We'd give people credit who say they can't tion of gas taxes between the
S didn't always go ahead and counties and the state road depart-
g-if they ment for the next 50 years thrui
rove it.-Columbus Ledger. the submission of a constitutional
amendment which, if approved by
Floridians can now stop worrying about the voters in 1942, will give the
countriess two cents and the road
hat the legislature will do and start worry- aourtent four cents of the tax
ig about what congress will do. on each gallon of gasoline. Antici-
pating such approval, a distribu-
A doctor contends that men have stronger tion on that basis is provided at
the present time.
ill power. We contend that women have the preeni e ete
Great Spending Agency Created
:ronger won't power.-Boston Transcript. The creation of the Florida im-
provement commission, controlled
When it comes to Russia it looks like Hit- by the governor, establishes the
r will soon he seeing red. greatest potential spending agency
this state has ever seen. Under
the former system the state was
A stable business must be one that's being prohibited from Issuing bonds ex-
In by horse sense.-Titusville Star-Advocate. cept to suppress insurrection or
.-pel invasion. The constitution
Making a living is hard enough, but col- still says that. But while the law
ctin it after it is made is harder. specifically states that the obliga-
ctg it after it is made is hardertions assumed by this commission
shall not be state debts, a state
Have you bought your Defense Bond yet? agency is created with full author-
ity to contract debts on "self-
liquidating projects for public use
and benefit" with no other limita-
tion on the amount or the scope
of projects to be constructed.
It is frankly understood that one
of the first projects to be con-
sidered by this commission is the
proposed $52,000,000 four-lane mili-
tary, highway down the east coast,
with a branch to Tampa. Several
toll bridges, representing invest-
ments of several million dollars,
will probably be thrown into the
pot,. and promoters in every sec-
tion of the state are scratchid1g
their heads trying to think up
projects which .will be of "public
use and benefit" and which they
can sell the commission. *
Making a. frank appraisal of this
commission, one must conclude
that it offers splendid possibilities
for developing a state. And at the
same time, if improperly or un-
wisely handled, its actions may be
more dangerous to the welfare of
the state than any disaster which
has ever struck it, and that in-
cludes booms, hurricanes and Med-
iterranean fruit flies.
Maximum of $40 for Pensions
While a few objections were of-
fered to appropriating $50,000 to
defray expenses of a state com-
mission to be maintained at Wash-
ington, the benefits every section
may receive through its operation
seem to assure that it will be a
most profitable investment.
A maximum of $40 per month
was set on old age pensions, and
finances have been provided which
will at least double the present
amount available for this purpose.
Adequate provisions for care ot
the aged has universal appeal, and
while many, fantastic proposals
were made, the legislature showed
sound judgment in selecting the
laws adopted and rejected.
Whatever the final results may
be, the people of Florida have
seen history made in the 1941 ses-
sion of their legislature.
Local Youth At MacDill
Field Wins Promotion
Milas W. Byrd of Port St. Joe,
now on duty with the army at Mac-
Dill Field, Tampa, this week was
promoted to the grade of sergeant.
Byrd has had about three years'
service with the army.
It is noteworthy that Sergeant
Byrd received his rating within a
comparatively short time after his
enlistment. Ordinarily it requires
mcre service than the time of his
enlistment, but for diligence and
aptitude in the army there are
merits which includponot only a
higher rating but an equally im-
portant raise in pay.
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THE STAR, PORT SsT. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1941
S. L. BARKE AND MRS.
HAZEL BURNETTE ARE W
Strafford L. Barke of this
and Mrs. Hazel Ginn Burn
daugh:ier o Mr. and Mrs.
Ginn of Elberton, Ga., were q
mari'ki !as'. Friday, June
Tallahassee, ihe ceremony
solemniiized in the Trinity Mi
dist church by the pastor,
Jack AnI''ereo-r. O- !y relative
:M.rr c -,. 'g pn''rs a:tecnd
Immediately after the cere:
Mr. and Mrs. Ba2rke left o
short wedding trip before ri"
ing to Port St. Joe to make
home, where Mr. Barke is ca
of the Florida Bank.
The Baptist Missionary so
eld its regular Bible study o
,nonth at the church Monda:
tern.oon with Mrs. Curtis Pa
as leader. The meeting was or
with song, followed by prayer
the Bible. reading. Study -for
afternoon was the tenth ch;
of the Book of Luke.
During the short business
sion Mrs. A. I. Gangneiux
bounced the Red Cross kni
school to be held at the Black
Cafe building beginning next
The meeting was dismiss(
repeating the Mispah.
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MRS. SMITH ENTERTAINS
AT BRIDGE TUESDAY
Mr:. V. S. Smith entertain
bridge -Tueday a"teriOoon. Se'
'..- ~ .'co" were enjoyed,
which Mrs. J. A. Christmas
presented with a prize and
hostess served cream cheese E
viches. shrimp salad and iced
To Mesdames J. Girmnsley, M
Larkin, J. A. Christmas, J. Hat
a-Td I. T.ilienfeld.
V. V. K'elly has returned to
home in Daw'on, Ga.. after si
i". a weork wrbFe as the guesI
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Mrs. M. 0. Freeman spent I
day i"n Marianna with her mo
Mrs. Ella M. Cook.
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Mrs. Guy Little and daug
Mary Lee, have returned to 1
home here after spending a T
in Apalachicola visiting relat
I I I
.Specially now, when the world
-is so full of strife, misery and
anxiety, it's good to be able to
get the pleasant news that comes
in the ads.
About a light-hearted summer
turban... sportswear coolly stolen
from the men a refreshing
hot weather beverage ,
A pipe that promises a smoke.
treat ... a light straw hat for the
steaming brow ...
The ads are reminders that life
can't all be woe'... ren'minders to
e as normal and comfortable as
possible ... reminders to which
you -can sensibly respond. Foi
('be ads lead you to sound values I
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Barbara Marx says she isn't
afraid of Friday the thirteenth
as she sits under a ladder tempt-
ing a black cat with a sucker.
MRS. W. C. PRIDGEON
HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon was hostess
o the J. A. M. club this week at
her home on Monument avenue. A
contest was enjoyed, with Mrs. W.
I. Howell winner of high and
J. M. Smith winner of low prize.
The hostess served refreshments
of fruit salad, saltines, potato
:hips, cake and iced fruit juice to
Mesdames C. E. Boyer, E. C. Prid-
-ni. Paula Hoard, L. Perritt, L.
Gainous, A. D. Lawson, Sammie
Davis and J. M. Smith and Miss
MRS. PALMER CLOSES
FIRST AID CLASS
Mrs. Curtis Palmer closed her
:irsi aid class last week, with 12
members completing the course.
After the final lesson Mrs. Palmer
entertained the members of the
class with a social hour during
,vich her students presented Mrs.
Palmer with a lovely gift. Delec-
table refreshments were served by
BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET
The Band Boosters club will
"cet next Tuesday evening at S
o'clock at the home of Mrs. W. H.
\Vellington. All members and per-
sons interested in tne club and
progress of the band are urged to
attend this meeting.
Miss Juanita Hendles of Apala-
chicola and Frank Sisk of Camp
Blanding, .formerly of this city,
were married in Wewahitchka last
Saturday, Judge Earl Pridgeon of-
ficiating. Mr. and Mrs. John
Kramer, W. A. Wood andi Pat Gas-
kin attended the young couple.
GARDEN CIRCLE TO MEET
The Garden Circle of the Port
St. Joe Woman's club will hold a
meeting next Wednesday after-
noon at 3:30 at the home of Mrs.
W. H. Wellington.
Mrs. Cecil Moore and small son
Davis, and' Mrs. G. W. Vining of
Orlando spent Thursday through
Sunday here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sammie Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chapman and
son Jack of Tallahassee spent
Wednesday, in the city, guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Larkin re-
turned Sunday from a week's va-
cation spent visiting relatives in
BUS SCHEDULE FOR Attending Demo Meeting
SUMMER ROUNDUP Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, will leave
fr, .T::cksonville today to attend a
Final preparations were com- meeting of the executive commit-
pleted this week for the annual tee of the Woman'.s Division of tha
"Summer Roundup" of pre-school State Executive Democratic Com-
age children conducted by the Par- mittee to be held'Tomorrow. She
RECEPTION HELD FOR ent-Teachers association in con-
REV. AND MRS. MARIETTA junction with the local health unit,
Honoring Rev. D. E. Marietta and parents are urged to lend their
and his bride, a reception was full co-operation in seeing that all
held last Friday evening at the children are given the benefits of
Methodist parsonage. The living this better health drive.
and dining rooms of the parsonage Buses for transportation of chil-
were opened ensuite and artistic- dren outside the city will be fur-
ally decorated for the occasion. nished through the office of Tom
1IMrs. G. A. Patton greeted the Owens, county school superinten-
guests and Mrs. A. M. Jones pre- drtit, and will operate on the fol-
sented them to the honorees. Mrs. lowing schedules:
D. B. Lay was in charge of the Buses will leave White City aT
display of beautiful gifts of the 8 a. m., Oak Grove at B:45 a. m.,
bride. The refreshment tables Kenney's Mill 9:15 a. m., Beacon
were presided over by Mrs. Edwin Hill 8 a. m., Highland View at 8:30
Ramsey, Mrs. J. McKnight, Mrs. a. m. and 9 a. m. The buses will
W. Wise, Mrs. M. J. Johnson, Mrs. wait 15 minutes in these different
J. L. Sharit and Mrs. O. Branch. locations before leaving for Port
Va St. Joe.
ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE If it is impossible for parents to
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Nichols an- accompany a child, a neighbor,
ounce the marriage of their friend or older brother or sister
daughter, Glennell Ayers, to Albert should accompany the child.
Hammock. Both are residents of
this city where Mr. Hammock is CARD OF THANKS
employedd at the St. Joe Paper We desire to express our sin-
omnpany mill. cere thanks to our many friends
The newlyweds are at home af- for their thoughtfulness and kind-
ter a short wedding trip spent in enss during our hour of bereave-
Madison, Fla. nent. We desire especially to
S*r thank those who remembered witn
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Malone are Mrs. T. M. Bandynd Family.
announcing the arrival of a 71/2-
pound son on June 9. The baby Vacationing In Cuba
has been named, Allen Drew. Miss Estelle Dickens of Port St.
Joe and Miss Doris Davis of We-
Swahitchka left Sunday for a vaca-
Miss Erline Brown of Apalachi- tion trip to be spent in Havana,
cola visited' friends in this city Cuba
Will Enter Hospital
Rev. F. Erban of Fernandina vis- nM,. ai n,. s tir TK vrlhnt and
ited in this city Sunday.
Mrs. A. L, Ward and small
langl'ter, Bobby, spent Wedensday
and Thursday in Pensacola.
Miss Vilura Strauss of Beacon
Hill has accepted a position with
the St. Joe Motor company.
Mrs. Thomas McPhaul will leave
Sunday for Gainesville to attend
summer school at the University
Mrs. M. Mincey has returned to
the city after visiting realtives in
Valdosta, Ga., for several weeks.
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon left this
week for Tallahassee to attend
summer school at F. S. C. W.
Sammie Davis was a business
visitor in Fernandina last week-
Knitting Classes To Be
Formed By Red
Mrs. Robert Tapper, in charge of
all production for the Red Cross
in Gulf county, announces that a
committee has, been appointed con-
sisting of Mrs. A. I. Gangneiux,
chairman, Mrs. B. E. Kenney and
Mrs. J. R. Norton, to form a class
in knitting for the production of
garments for war relief.
Staring next Monday, June 16.
hie classes will be ei-ld in the
Black Cat cafe building, use of
which has been donated by Dr. J.
R. Norton. The building will be
,ooled by a large fan, electricity
for its operation being donated by
'ho Forida Power corporation.
Classes will be held on Mondays.
Wednesday and Thursdays from
9 to 11 a. m., andl on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p. m.
r1e.iriing to learn to knit
or willing to assist in this work
is asked to attend.
Mrs. W. K. Norton and daughter
Adelaide, and the Misses Laurine
and Mamie Kelly, of Dawson, Ga.,
arrived yesterday to spend several
days in the city as. guests of Mr.
nd' Mrs. J. M. Smith.
small son, -Kenneth, left Wednes-
day for Orlando, where Mrs. Hurl-
but will enter a hospital for an ap-
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
S. 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 I
rely on your doctor and our
accurately compounded pre-
sciptions. ... There can be no
BY THE 47 .0
Open to the Public.
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c Dinner, 6 to 8 ........35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
expects to return home Sunday.
DR. J.C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12, 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
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
Do You Lie Awake Nights?
A ILLIONS do. The worst of
it is, you never know when
a sleepless night is coming.
Why not be prepared?
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help to quiet the nerves and
permit refreshing sleep.
Stop in at the drug store to-
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Try Dr. Miles Nervine Tab-
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Nervous Headache, Excita-
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PHONE 100 *
-- DAY OR NIGHT-
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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1!X1
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF OOUl~rY, FLOBRIDA
S- H TG 1
Blood Donors and the strains of "Moon Over answers, for he promptly replied
if Miami" could be heard. In a con- "Yes, that is Tampa, famous for
TO Be Son ht Too Late to Classiy tralto voice a woman sang the its cigar industry and its Gaspa-
By RUSSELL KAY words in such perfect English and rilla Carnival. It is connected with
with such true American rhythm St. Petersburg by the Gand.y
Army and Navy Asks Red Cross as to completely disarm my be. Bridge. We are flying directly over
To Provide 200,000 Units of Seated at my radio the other lief that it could be foreign in it right now."
Dried Blood Plasma evening, I switched to short wave origin. Turning east, the route covered
and accidentally tuned in a pro- Then the song died away and a good portion of central Florida:
To provide 200,000 half-pint units gram dealing with Florida. I did the palne journey over Florida Plant Oity, Lake Wales and
of dried blood plasma required by not know where it was coming continued. Miami had 'been left Lakealnd vere mentioned as
the army and navy for national de- from an4, curious, gave it my behind and the speaker was de- clearly visible below. The Bok
tense, the American Red Cross closest attention. Through sound scribing the overseas highway to Singing Tower was given a most
will expand its "pilot" blood col- effect the steady hum of an air- Key, West. He pointed out Mata- detailed description as the imagin-
lection project, it is announced in plane motor could be heard and' cumbe Key and related the tra- ayr plane was supposed to be cir-
Washington, D. C. above it came conversation ap- gedy that occurred there. He told cling above this Shrine and Sanc-
The aim of the blood plasma parently from occupants of the the history of Key West and im- tuary. Next came. Orlando, a
project is to build up a reserve not plane. It went something like this: pressed upon the listeners its brief mention of-citrus production
only to meet military emergencies "We are now flying Cown the strategic position as the south- and the position of this central
but to provide a reservoir for use East Coast of Florida. Almost di- ernnost American city. Florida city in relation to it.
in time of disasters. rectly below us is Palm Beach Swinging about, the plane be- Ocala and Silver Springs were
In dry form, plasma can be kept where homes of Amerloa's idle gan its journey northward, which not overlooked, although they
up to five years and used effec- rich line the palm fringed coast. gave the spokesman an opportun- were thoroughly "looked over."
tively. It is jngxed with distlled Palm Beach is very beautiful and ity to tell of the Everglades and and here again the description
water before using. Pans all world famed as an exclusive win- he knew his subject. He called at- might have been taken bodily
allotments to be consigned to mill-o
tary companies as needs arise. The ter resort. To the east we see mentionn to the Tamiami Trail, to from one of "Shorty" Davidson's
tary companies as needs se. w th e broad Atlantic, glistening in the canals, mentioned the agricul- printed booklets.
navy will equip ships at sea with he sunshine. The body of water tural development around the lake. Next came Gainesville and the
dry plasma to meet emergencies below us is Lake Worth and the Turning west, -his ne4t objec- University, then the conversation
Some 200,000 t donors will be city on its shores is West Palm tive proved to be Ft. Myers. died out again and a chorus' of
he army andt navy, the Red Cross Beach." "H.ome of Edison," he said; "City male voices began singing our
the army and' navy, the Red Cross
estimated. The army and navy But for the fact the voices pos- of Palms." (He could have been own Florida song. Continuing
have placed their needs at 100,000 !sPSod a silght foreign accent, I reading from a Chamber of Cor- north as far as Lake City, which
units of dried plasma each. would have assumed that I had merce booklet) Then up the west was briefly mentioned, the plane
__ _tuned in an American short wave coast he gave equally accurate turned west and the lazy Suwan-
station which was broadcasting descriptions of Sarasota: "Ring- nee was pointed out. Here again
Soft ll League some sort of salute to Florida. I lings have their winter quarters the chorus came in to sing "Way
listened closely. here, you know, and that building Down Upon the Suwannee River."
GaThe drone of the plane con- on the right is the famous Ring- Then came detailed descriptions
Games Next Week
June 1s tinned as did; the conversation, ling Art Museum." "Now we cut of Tallahassee and Pensacola.
June 16-Merchants vs. Ware-
house. Laboratory vs. Pulp Mill. anl the speaker informed his across the bay to have a look at The narrator seemed to be as
June 17-Laboratory vs. Champs. companions' that they were now St. Petersburg. It is called the well informed as a professional
Bank vs. Kenney. approaching Miami on the shores 'Sunshine City' and one of the tourist guide. He mentioned every
June 19-Pulp Mill vs. Ware- of B'scayne Bay. He described it newspaper here is given away industry and resource in the state,
house. Merchants vs. Maintenance. in detail, spoke familiarly of such every day that the sun fails to every point of interest, and with
Developments as Coral Gables shine." complete accuracy-but he was
A pessimist Is a sotsan who, and Miami Beach. He pointed out Now and then a plane compan- absolutely silent on the subject of
evils, chooses th. Hialeah and Tropical Pakr race ion would break in with an in- "defense." He did not mention
evils, c s b tracks and gave statistics as to quiry: "Isn't that another large Camp Balnding, McDIIl Field', the
A hen is the only creat the city's amazing growth, city across the water?" was asked. Naval Training Station or Naval
know of who can sit sill and pro- Here a musical background The guide on his strange aerial Air Base-prbbably, because. he
ouce dividends t drowned out both plane and voice journey seemed to know all the 'didn't consider them worth men-
t'onin.--The program, an an-
nouncer advised, was fiom BER-
LIN-a "greeting" he said "to e
our DEAR FRIENDS in Beautif
Florida." -I appears that the
German Luftwaffe is well posted
on this state. Maybe its time we
took Martinique and Dakar. The
next German planes may not be
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