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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 11, 1941
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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The Star-Florida's fastest grow.
Ing little newspaper--d-dicated to
the betterment and upiullding of
the City of Port St Joe. T


Port St. Joe.-Site of the $7,500,000
iDuPont Paper MHI-Florlda's fast.
Set growing litle city. .i I
S T A R the heart of the pine belt.


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


VOLUME IV POT" ST. JOE, GULF COUN-TY FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1941 NO. 40


County Tax Roll

Probably Pass

$3,000,000 Mark

Some Homesteads Will Go
Back On Roll Under
Cash Value Return

For years in the past it has
been the custom of the various
county tax assessors in Florida to
place a. value for state and county
taxation purposes on property at
Sa lesser value than the true cash
value 'ao the property (generallJ
25 per cent), although the law per:
taking to the assessment .of state
and county taxes has .always pro-:
vided .for an assessment on, the
basis of true cash value.
This policy of using a lesser
value than true value was because
of the existence of the state ad
valorem tax. The state village be-
ing uniform all over Florida, if one
county had; a high val4e and one
county a low valup, with the mill-
age being uniform ,or .state par-
poses, the county with the high
vjuau would pay more state tax
than -the county with the low
value. As a result of this situa-
tion, all county values were very
low.
At the general election In No-
vember, 1940, the constitution of
the state was amended, by a vote
of the people, and -the state .ad- va-
lorem tax was removed,. Now all
of the" taxes assessed and cuteltedd
on the county tax roll will be
used entirely within the respec-
tive counties.
Under this new setup, Tax As-
sessor Sammy Patrick must as-
sess all property at 100 per cent
on orders from State Comptroller
Jim Lee, under whose supervision
taxation in Florida comes, and he
is now hard at work in his office
at the court house in Wewahitchka
making an entirely new tax roll
for Gulf county.
The editor of The Star itner-
viewed Mr. Patrick the other day
in an effort to get an estimate of
what the new tax roll would come
to. But Mr. Patrick was loathe to
even make a guess. However, he
gave us the total of the roll for
last year, which was $910,000. On
this basis we can conservatively es-
timate that the new roll will be in
the neighborhood of $3,000,000 to
$3,500,000.
The millage last year was 89,
which, on $910,000 would produce
$8,099. On this basis on a tax roll
of $3,000,000 it would require 27
mills to produce an equal amount;
or 24 mills on a roll of $3,500,000.
---A number of homesteads now ex-
empt under the $5000 homestead
law will probably go back on the
tax-'assessor's roll, for homesteads
with a true value of over $5000
will now pay taxes on whatever
value is in excess of the $5000 ex-
emption.
While a lot of people in Gulf
county who have not been paying
taxes in the past will now be re-
quired to kick in, we would like
to call attention to the fact that
the millage must be reduced, in the
same ratio that the valuation is
raised, which will bring a consider-
able. saving to those taxpayers in
the county who have been paying
taxes year aft-er year. No longer
will there be so many getting a
See ride on the- tax bandwagon.
All in all, it looks like the new
setup will spread the tax burden
more equitably.


BAND BOOSTERS PLAN
SERIES OF DANCES TO
RAISE FUNDS FOR BANI

First to Be. Held Next Friday Eve
ning With Music By Southerners

The Band Boosters club has
worked out plans for a series ol
dances to be given to raise funds
for the purpose of buying instru-
ments for the Port St. Joe high
school band, the first dance to be
held next Friday evening, July 1S,
at the Centennial auditorium.
Music for the affair will be fur-
nished by The Royal Southerners
orchestra under the direction ol
Bandmatser Howell Hampton. The
orchestra consists of some high
scho-ol students and several musi-
clans with professional exp,-ience.


AklexHill Dies

'As Result of

July 4 Crash


Mrs.. ill l. Seriously Injures
While Five Others Escape
With Minor- injuries

Alex J. Hill, 31, died at 2 o'clock
Saturday morning in a Panama
City hospital from injuries re-
ceived the day before when his
car crashed Into a truck while en
route to the Fourth o'f July cele-
bration at Panama City. Mrs. Hill
and George Lunsford, also occu-
pants of the car, were seriously in-
jured, while Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Hodges and baby, Charles Prid-
geon and the Misses Juliette Dar-
cey and Alma Wood, other mem-
bers of the party, received minor
cuts and abrasion&.
The accident occurred when the
driver of a Pensacola laundry
truck drove out on the road, mis-
judging the rate of the Hill car
and another car coming from the
opposite direction, causing Hill to
drive into the back of the truck.
*Mr. Hill, a native of Bainbridge,
Ga., came to Port St.. Joe in 1938
to work for the Quality grocery.
In May, 1938, he was married to
Miss Ella Carpenter, and at the
time of his death they were pre-
paring to move into their new
home. Besides his widow, he is
survived by his father, R. A. Hill
of Donaldsonville, Ga.; one bro-
ther, Marvin Hill of Chattahoochee,
seven half-brothers, Gordon, Burn-
ham, Jason, Lawrence, Vance, Nel-
son and Odell, and two half-sisters,
Miss Ruby Hill and, Mrs. Robbie
Yates, all residents of Georgia.
Funeral services were held Sun-
day afternoon at the First Baptist
church, of which he was a mem-
ber, with -the Rev. J. W. Sisemore
officiating. Interment was In the
Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Pall bear-
ers were Charles Pridgeon, W. C.
Pridgeon,- R. C. Hodges, Brooks
Kennington, C. G. Costin Jr., Con-
ley. Raiford, J. L. Perritt and Buck
Spooner.
The many beautiful floral offer-
ings and cards of condolence were
mute evidence of the esteem in
which the deceased was held here
and in nearby comnuunities.
Mrs. Hill, who will be discharged
from the hospital shortly and who
will not be able to walk for sev-
eral months, according to doctors,
expects to go to Chattahoochee
yhere she will recuperate at the
home of her sister.
-4-----
See your Tax Assessor now and
protect your exemption, adv.


Kiwanis Club to

Receive Charter

Thursday Night

f Organization Completed and
Constitution and By-Laws
Are Adopted

Representatives of Kiwanis clubs
from Gainesville to Panama City
met with the recently-organized
SPort St. Joe Kiwanis club at the
Port Inn Thursday evening of last
Week to aid in final organization
of the local club and adoption of
. a constitution and by-laws.
Forrest Holland. of Panama City
opened the meeting by introducing
Frank Wright of Gainesville, Ki-
wanis district governor, also serv-
ing as field representative of Ki.
wanis International; Lucius Bris.
tol of Gainesville, district secre-


tary; Simeon Doyle of Tallahassee,
past district governor; Allen Wil-
lis, president of the Marianna
club; Cecil Rountree, president of
the Chipley club, and Miss Clarice
Chafin of the Port St. Joe club.
Governor Wright then took the
floor and spoke of the work of the
Panama City club in sponsoring
the Port St. Joe unit, and told of
the work of Kiwanis' and the volun-
tary efforts on the part of each Ki-
wanian and the resultant interest
engendered.
Allen Willis told of his individ-
ual interest in Kiwanis and -the
effect it had had on his outlook
on life, and Cecil Rountree dwelt
on the intrinsic value of good fel-
lowship in Kiwanis, also telling
what the Chipley club had been
doing in the four months of its
existence.
Mr. Doyle of Tallahassee read
and discussed the proposed con-
stitution and by-laws, after which,
on motion of B. J. Hull, they were
unanimously adopted.
It was decided at this meeting
that charter night would be held
next Thursday evening, July 17, at
the Centennial building, and) that
this event would also be the first
"ladies' night" of the club. An in-
teresting program is being pre-
pared for the occasion and invi-
tations will be placed in the mails
shortly.
In addition to out-of-town Ki-
wanians mentioned above, present
were Sam Morgan, M. B. Miller,
Win. Marjuor and Fred Bishop of
Panama City; H. Gibson of Talla-
hassee; Joe Malone, T. Henderson,
Ronnie Rumph and William High-
tower of Marianna; Mack Huggins,
Albert Dessinger and Charles Ab-
bott of Chipley.
Members of the local club pres-
ent were J. E. Bounds, Dr. J. R.
Norton, Vic Anderson, Gus Creech,
J. R. Hunter, Charles Brown, Hil-
ton Lewis, Tom Thompson, John
Blount RTv Williams. C. W. Hor-


NAPOLEON B. SMITH
IS CALLED BY DEATH
WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral Services Are Held at the
Southport Cemetery

Napoleon B. Smith, 64, passed
away at his home here Wednes-
day morning from a lingering
heart ailment. Funeral services
were held Thursday at the South-
port cemetery with the Rev.
Humphreys officiating.
Mr. Smith, a native of Alabama,
came to this city, about 20 years
ago from Southport. Surviving him
are his widow and two sons, John
and Oscar, of this city, and two
daughters, Mrs. W. Poilous of Ap-
alachicola and Mrs. John Harrison
of Port St. Joe.


Defense Council

Plans Airplane

Spotting Unit

Other Work of Organization
Will Be Developd As
RapiIy As Possible

Chairman George Tapper, pre-
aiding at the meeting of the Gulf
County Defense Council held rion-
day evening:..at,. the Port Inn, re-
ported that office space-for the
oouncil- had been donated -ii the
Costin building on Monument ave-
nue by Mrs: R. A. Costin and that
a filing system had been set up
for data pertaining to the various
committees. He requested that the
chairmen of the committees come
to the office at least once a week
to check on the folder pertaining
to his or her committee in order
to keep informed on the work be-
ing done.
The chairman stated that more
than 2000 residents of the county
had signed up in the defense regis-
tration campaign and that NYA
clerical assistance had been given
the committee in order to classify
and file the questionnaires.
The next project to be under-
taken by the council will ue the
establishment of air observation
posts throughout the county to be
manned by civilians and operated
under direction of the army air
corps. The object is to make
trained observers available at
vantage points to warn of air at-
tack in case of emergency. This
will come under the division of
civil protection, of which B. E.
Parker is chairman.
Each post will be operated by
from 12 to 15 men, divided into
three eight-hour shifts during time
of emergency. A chief observer
will command each post and will
select his own staff. There will
be 882 similar posts through Flor-
ida with staffs totaling 17,000.
Gulf county also is scheduled to


ton, W. C. Roche, L. L. Zimmer- participate in a nation-wide drive
man, W. L. Bragg, Kelly Carver. to collect aluminum scrap. The
Albert Gangneiux, B. J. Hull, Mas- drive was scheied to begin Jul)
sey Ward, Tom Coldewey, Lindsey 21, but Mrs,. Dave Gaskin, chair-
sey Ward, Tom Coldewey, Lindsey 9d nof mennrl


See Assessor

Now About New

Values Says Lee

Talk to Your County Commis-
sioners and School Boar-
About New Budget

Florida's taxpayers-past, pres-
ent and prospective-at last have
their problem back on their own
front door steps, right at home and
in their own hands, according to
State Comptrolelr J. M. Lee, who
after spending ten days working
out instructions for officials in
connection with the new tax laws,
took time out to prepare for read-
ers of The Star a few words for
the benefit of the men and women
who are on the paying end of the
new statutes.
With the bugaboo of state taxa-
tion eliminated from the property
tax structure "folks back home"
can pay as much or as little as.
they want, is the way Comptroller
Lee sees it. The states position
now is solely that: of umpire-to
insure, by strict supervision under
the provisions of the new statute,
that the burden desired by the
home folks is fairly distributed
among those same folks, who af-
ter deciding what they want to
pay are faced with the job of pay-
ing It.
There are two important firsts
right now, according to Lee. They
are:
See your tax assessor right
away to make sure ou get your
proper exemption and that he
doesn't figure wrong on values-
because he'll have to figure by
himself if you don't help him. No
more can you "ride" without get-
ting on the tax books. That's Mr.
Taxpayer's job, the comptroller
says, not the editor's, nor the tax
collector's, nor the tax assessor's.
"We've got ways of finding out
who owns personal property, and
stocks and bonds," said Lee, "and
we're going to get the data from
corporation returns to the secre-
tary of state, from income tax re-
turns to Uncle Sam andi from
wherever we can find it. Taxpay-
ers can save themselves trouble
and grief and the state money by
seeing the county assessor right
now."
The other "first" for the man
who will have to pay 1941 taxes is
to see his county commissioners
and school board members about
the budget, says the comptroller.
Whether taxes go up or down de-
pends entirely on those gentlemen
and how effectively Mr. Taxpayer
talks to them. They fix the mill-
age. All the assessor does is find
the value. The new law says the
valuation must be increased-may-
be four times, maybe three times-
in Gulf county. It also says the
millage shall come down-but that
rests in the laps of the taxpayers
themselves and; the members of
the two boards mentioned above.


Temple, T. R. L. Carter and W. J. ,a l Ll.""" ~ U utivi .. .. .
Edwards. community services, this week re- Taxpayers should see them right
Edwaceived a telegram from Fiorellonow while the budget is being pre-
LG. PIE E W D IS aGuardia of New York, national pared. Next month will be too late.
PEPPER'S SECRETARY director of civilian defense, to Then the taxpayer should see
hold up the drive until further no- Tax Collector Edd Pridgeon before
G. Pierce Wood of Quincy, for- tice is received July 15-or his name may show up
mer manager of the duPont inter- Plans call for volunteers to col- in the paper as delinquent, and
tests in Port St. Joe, has accepted lect all old or useless aluminum more costs be added. Names of
the position of secretary to United which will be turned in at a cen- those delinquent for 1940 personal
States Senator Claude Pepper, suc- tral headquarters to meet the and intangible property taxes must
seeding Oscar Johnson of Jackson- bottleneck of metal shortage for be published on July 15. If you
ville. This confirms the story pub- defense industry. Converting use- haven't paid you can save this em-
lished by The Star in the issue of less aluminum to uses, in machin- barrassment and some extra costs-
June 20. (Continued on page 2) (Continued on Page 4).










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THE STAR
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor

Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Pdrt St. Joe, Florida,
undet Act of March 3, 1879.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year.......$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
Three Months..........65e

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The spoken word i.s 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.

QUIEN SABE?
It's interesting to speculate on what the
historians will say about this war. Never in
the history' of conflict has there been sucli
a shift of loyalties. A few weeks ago Russia
was regarded by most as an enemy and a
German ally-now it looks as if she will sink
or swim with the democracies. Finland used
to be admired in this country-now she is to
all purposes a German ally. So is France,
which was an American friend for almost two
centuries. The small Balkan powers have all
sided with Germany-Croatia, Slovakia, Hun-
gary, Rumania and others. These little coun-
tries have no lbve for Germany, but they
have intense hate for Russia.
Big question, yet unanswered, is what
stand Japan will ultimately take. She is t
member of the Axis, yet she has a peace
treaty with Russia, and she can't keep both
agreements. The recent Japanese statement
that that country had "reached a secret de-
cision" probably means that she'll wait to
see how the war goes and then jump in on
the side of the apparent victor, just as Italy
did when France was tottering. Some think
Japan will eventually desert Germany and
join hands with Britain and the United States.
Quien sabe?

The National St. Lawrence Project Con-
ference has issued a booklet on the proposed
St. Lawrence waterway in which is stated
the project would reduce the cost of grain
shipments by six, eight and even twelve cents
a bushel. Actual cost of moving wheat from
the head of the lakes to Montreal, plus cost
of handling at Montreal, during the past ten
years has been a trifle over six cents per
bushel. Looks like the growers could ship
their wheat free of charge if all that reduc-
tion could be made.

Hitler is now out to save Euorpe from "the
blight of Communism." If he cleans up on
Russia, which we doubt he can do, he will
then set out to save the world from the
blight of democracy.

Fifty-eight minutes after carpenters begin
to build a house in Texas, the lady CT the
house is in the tub. Then the doorbell rings.
The brush salesman has arrived.- Atlanta
Constitution.

Gulf county's new tax roll is going up. It
is every taxpayer's job to see that the mill-
age comes down. See your county commis-
sioner and school trustees today.

The Chinese reportedly invented revolving
bookcases. And judging by the progress it is
not making, the Japanese army must be
caught in one of them.-St. Petersburg Times.

The barefoot boy of today is the taxpayer
of tomorrow, and the taxpayer is the bare-
foot man of tomorrow.-Titusville Star.

A true friend is a fellow who knows you
real well and still likes .you, anyhow.-Mem-
phis o.iimercial Appeal.

..'- Have yibu bought your Defense Bond yet?


LET'S ALL GET FINGERPRINTED
The state defense council has inauguarted
a campaign to secure the fingerprints of all
residents of the state as a means of circum-
venting subversive foreign agents and as a
measure of protection for residents in the
event of war.
Such records will make it impossible for
known espionage agents or criminals to re-
main undetected in our defense organization
and in vital industrial employment. These
records, which will be forwarded to the fed-
eral bureau of investigation in Washington,
will also prove invaluable in the event of in-
vasion or widespread bombings in identifying
wounded, killed or amnesia victims resulting
from such attacks.
Citizens will not be compelled to submit
themselves for fingerprinting, but they should
understand that it is their patriotic duty and
privilege to comply.
We urge every citizen of Port St. Joe and
Gulf county to voluntarily come forward for
fingerprinting when the move gets underway
in order that the plan may achieve its maxi-
num of efficiency in contributing to Amer-
ica's defense program.

The law of compensation is always at
work. Spooners who may be disturbed over
the prospect of no Sunday evening motor ride
can take comfort from the edict not to be
wasteful of electricity at home.-Savannah
Press.

Research experts say-there should be no
difficulty in restricting the influence of In-
stallment buying on price inflation: Simply
raise the down payment from practically
nothing to something more substantial. -
New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The car body made of plastic can't be
dented with an axe, says a publicity blurb.
Iow does it stand up against those dummies
who back out without ever looking to see
what's behind them ?-Winter Haven Herald.

Some people like the song "Let's Get Away
From It All," but certain pork-barrel fanciers
with eyes on the treasury fund probably
would prefer one captioned "Let's Get Away
With It All!"-New Orleans Times-Picayune.

There's one thing about the Selective Serv-
ice Act. It has got the public talking more
about men's ages than women's.-Savannah
Press. :

No fooling-the meek will inherit the earth.
Already the mice have taken over the League
of Nations' palace.-Richmond (Va.) Times-
Dispatch.

Next to having the doorknob come off In
the hand, you'd think the emptiest feeling
would be driving miles to "see a blackout."
-Atlanta Constitution.

Tax Assessor Sammy Patrick can't let you
"ride" free any longer. Better see him to-
day if you want your tax bill right.

A good listener never lacks for friends, and
is always given credit for having a lot of
sense.

Modern bad men count their victims by
the notches on their fenders.-The Columbus
Ledger.

One of the easiest things on earth is de-
ciding what to do instead of work-Braden-
ton Herald.

Hint to women who are contemplating
slacks: Let your chassis be your guide.

Women will spend all summer tanning their
hides-and all next winter hiding their tans.
-Bradenton Herald.

Some drivers who guess they can make it.
never have another guess coming.-Daytona
Beach Sun-Record.


COUNTY RECEIVES $17,979 IN
WELFARE AID IN PAST YEAR
Cash public assistance payments
to Gulf county recipients for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1941,
were $17,979, according to figures'
released by the state welfare
board. .
Cash. payments in the three cate-
gories were: Old age assistance,
$15,409; aid to dependent children,
$1,870; aid to the blind, $700.
It is pointed out by the welfare
board that an increase in old age
assistance grants may be antici-
pated in 1942, after new race
track money becomes available.
---- -yi __....
NO MORE RIVER JUNCTION
The little city of River Junction,
incorporated' in 1921, is no more,
for the qualified voters went to
the polls Tuesday and voted 213
to 52 to abandon the name and in-
corporate as Chattahoochee.

The purpose of the new tax
law is equitable, fair distribution
of the tax burden. Your part in
this program requires that you see
your Tax Assessor today. adv.
-----------
--K
A pessimist is a fellow who lost
his money backing his earlier op-
timism.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Advertising doesn't cost--it pays!


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Defence Council Plans
Airplane Spotting Unit

(Continued from Page 1)
ery construction, for which it is
acceptable, will free pure alumi-
num. for use in new airplane con-
s.truction,- where -it is urgently
needed
Officers of the council are also
studying plans for setting up first
aid stations over the county, as
suggested by the state council;
the organizing of fire fighting
units, and the fingerprinting of
all members of the council and
volunteer workers in the county.
At the. meeting Monday night
S. L. Barke advised that a speaker
could be secured from the internal
revenue department to explain and
assist the sale of defense bonds
and stamps, and it was agreed
that Mr. Barke invite a speaker
to come to Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka for that purpose during
the week of July 21.
Mrs. Tom Owens was named as
treasurer of the council, and it
was voted that the next: meeting
of the organization would be a
called meeting.
-------
A stitch in time saves nine-
dollars, maybe nine hundred. See
your Tax Assessor today. adv.


When Acid Indigestion, Gas on '
Stomach or Heartburn make you
feel uncomfortable or embarrass
you, try Alka-Seltzer, which con-
tains alkalizing buffers and so
helps counteract the associated
Excess Stomach Acidity.
But the relief of these minor
stomach upsets is only a small
part of what you can expect
Alka-Seltzer to do for you. You
will find it effective for Pain Re-
lief in Headache, Neuralgia, Colds
and Muscular Aches and Pains.
It contains an analgesic, (sodium
acetyl salicylate), made more
prompt and effective in its pain-
relieving action by alkaline buffer
salts.
When hard work or strenuous
exercise make you feel tired and
'dragged out, enjoy the refresh-
ing effect of a glass of sparkling,
tangy Alka-Seltzer.
At Drug Stores In patekae aD
at drug store soda fomuntans by the
lasim


BlrMkgmu


THAT'SS WHAT I'M DEFENDING!"


FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1941


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNW~, FLORIDA


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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this means o
expressing our deep appreciation
and sincere thanks to our many
friends for their kindness and
beautiful floral offerings during
our bereavement.
Mrs. Alex J. Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hill.
R. A. Hill and Family.
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A stitch in time saves nine-
dollars, maybe nine hundred. See
your Tax Assessor today. ad.y

REPORT OF CONDITION
of Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
of Port St. Joe, in the State of
Florida at the close of business on
June 30, 1941.
ASSETS
Loans and discounts...$ 64,089.12
United. States Govern-,
ment obligations, direct
and guaranteed ....... 7,000.00
Obligations of States and
political subdivisions .. 91,576.73
Cash, balances with other
banks, including re-
serve balances, and' cash
items in process of col-
lection ............. 210,512.82
Bank premises owned
$......., furniture and :
fixtures $1,997.80 ...... 1,997.80
Other assets ........... 519.83


TOTAL ASSETS...


.$375,696.30


LIABILITIES
Demand deposits of in-
dividuals, partnerships,
and corporations ...... 14,380.53
Time deposits of indi-
v i d u a 1 s, partnerships
and corpoartions ...'... 14,380.53
Deposits of States and
political subdivisions .. 15,982.13
Other deposits (certified
and officers' checks,
etc. ) ................. 1,145.88
TOTAL DEPOSITS $340.414.11
Other liabilities ........ 24.68
TOTAL LIABILITIES (not
including subordinated
obligations shown below $340,438.79
CAPITAL ACCOUNTS
Capital .............. $ 25,000.00
Surplus ..; ..... .,-. :. 5,400.00
Univided profits ....... ,357.51
Reserves (and retire-
ment account- for pre-
ferred capital) ....... 2,500.00
Total .Capital Accounts. 35,257.51
Total Liabilities and Cap-
ital Accounts ........ $375,696.30
This bank's capital consists of
$ ...... of capital notes. and deben-
tures; first preferred stock with
total par value of $........, total
retirable value $........; second
pre erred stock with total par
value 'of $........, total retirable
value $......; and common stock
with total par value of $25,000.00.
MEMORANDA
Pledged assets (and se-
curities loaned) (book
value):


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Society Personals

LANETA DAVIS, Editor


HOBBIE STONE AND MISS MARY JOHNSON NAMED
MARIE BRYAN ARE WED AS LEAGUE DELEGATE
Announcement is being made The officers of the Epwortl
this week of the marriage of Miss League of the Methodist church
Marie Edith Bryan, daughter of met Thursday evening of lasi
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns Bryan week at the home of the president
of Wrightsville, Ga., to Hobbie Paul Johnson, for the purpose o0
Higdon Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. electing a representative to the
T. H. Stone of this city, in the Young Peoples' Assembly to be
,VriLhtsville Methodist church on held at Huntingdon College, Mont
Sunday, June 29, the Rev. L. C. gomery, Ala. Miss Mary Johnson
Fullerton of Wrightsville officiat- was the unanimous choice of the
ing. Following the ceremony and assemblage.
reception the bride and groom left Following the business session
for a wedding trip through the refreshments were served by Mrs.
New England States and Canada. Johnson to Dorothy Trawick, Mary
Those attending the wedding Johnson, Amelia Gibson, James
from here were Mr. and Mrs. T. Traweek, Don Marietta, Paul John-
H. Stone and Jessie Stone. Roselle son and the sponsor, Mrs. D. E.
Stone of Camp Blanding, brother Marietta.
of the groom, also attended. *
a 4 ROTARY CLUB MEETS
METHODIST W. M. S.CLUB METS
IN BUSINESS MEET. The regular meeting of the Ro-
The regular monthly business tary club was held at the Port Inn
meeting of the Methodist Women's yesterday with Dr. A. L. Ward,
Society for Christian Service was president, in the chair. Regular
held at the church Monday after- routine business was carried out
noon with Mrs. A. M. Jones pre- during the luncheon, after which
siding. Following the opening song the meeting adjourned.
and prayer, a short business ses-
sion was held. Miss Allah Mae Darcey will
The next meeting will be by leave during the week-end for
circles, Circle No. 1 meeting with Jacksonville to resume her train-
Mrs. G. A. Patton; Circle No. 2 ing after a week's vacation spent
with Mrs. Roy Gibson, and Circle in this city with her parents.
No. 3 with Mrs. Omar Branch. t *
a Mrs. Frank Lanier and daughter
BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET Sally, expect to leave today for
A call meeting of the Band their home in Savannah, Ga., af-
Boosters club will be held next ter spending the past two weeks
Tuesday at t-e home of Mrs. T. in the city as guests of Mrs. R.
.V Morris on Garrison avenue. All A. Costin.
members are urged to be present. *
er Willard L. Myers of Charlotte,
Miss Jane Fields returned to her N. C.. was a visitor in the city
home in Valdosta, Ga., yesterday last week.
after speiiffdng several days here *
as the guest of Miss Kathleen Mr. and Mrs. Don Hobbs of
Saunders. Troy, Ala., spent from Thursday
Sh t'lrom.li Sunday here as guests of
As tax assessments go up it is Mr. and Mrs. Gus Creech.
your job t3 see that millage comes '
down. See the County Commis- Miss Mary Catherine Blount of
sioners and School Commissioners :"' ~ Ala., is the guest of Mr.
,now adv and Mrs. John Blount.

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Larkin re- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Childlers of
turned Sunday from Bristol where Chaires. visited over the week-end
they spent several days last w-ek. with Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Darttr.
Bowen Larkin, who has been Mrs. Ronald Childers accompanied
spending his vacation in Bristol them home for a visit.
hitq Li rlt d witlh I C *


with his moILL'ler, IreCtLurneci wI
them.
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Other assets pledged to Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Costin and
secure deposits an dd
other liabilities (in- daughters of Jacksonville spent
1luding notes and bills part of last week in the city, the
rediscounted and secur- guests of Mrs. R. A. Costin.
ities sold under repur-
chase agreement) ....$ 73,000.00 Miss Marion Nelsonhasreturned
TOTAL .............$ 73,000.00 to her home in Savannah, Ga., af-
Secured and preferred ter a visit of two weeks here as
liabilities: the guest of the Misses Margie
Deposits s, secured by
pledged assets piursuant and Dorothy Costin.
to requirements of law 10,000.00 *A 4 r
--Mr. and Mrs. Willardi Gilbert and
TOTAL ...............$ 10,000.00 Dick Stepp of Mobile spent the
On date of report the week-end here ass guests of Mr. and
required legal reserve Mrs. W. M. Howell.
against deposits of this < *
bank was ........... 68,082.82 Miss Thelma Johnstone spent
Assets reported a b o v e
which were eligible as the week-end in Panama City visit-
legal reserve amounted ing friends.
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to ..................... V613

I, S. L. Barke, ViceSPresident and
Cashier, of the above-named bank
do solemnly swear that the above
statement is true, anl that it fully
and correctly represents the true
state of the several matters herein
contained andd set forth, to the best
of my knowledge and belief.
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The Misses Betty Temple and
Marigene Smith and Howard Taun-
ton and Carlyle Matthews spent
the Fourth in Panama City.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Hensley and
family spent last Saturday in Wa.
kulla Springs.


Correct.-Attet: S. L. BAR .
J. L. SHARIT,
HARRY H. SAUNDERS, Mrs. J. E. Rollius and daughter
ROBERT BELLOWS, Peggy expect to return to the city
Directors. today. Mrs. Rollins has been at-
State of Florida, County ot tending the first session of sum-
Gulf, ss: mer school at the Teacher's Col-
Sworn to and subscribed before lege in Troy, Ala., while Peggy
me this 8th day of July, 1941, and has been visiting relatives in Gor-
I hereby certify that I am not an la
officer or director of this bank. don, Al
WILLIAM J. EDWARDS, I
WILLINotary Public State of Mrs. J. L. Temple of this city
Notary Public State of rs. .. e a u
(SEAL) Florida at large, and Mrs. A. H. Temple and daugh-
My commission expires December tears of Arkansas. spent last Sat-
22, 1944. urday In Panama City..


Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones and
small daughter are visiting rela-
tives in Malone this week.

Mrs. Balkcom Returns Home
Mrs. Annie Balkcom returned to
the city Saturday from Pensacola
where she had gone for treatment.


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Churches


MRS. J. M, SMITH IS
HOSTESS TVOJ. A. M. CLUB
Mrs. J. M. Smith was hostess to
members of the J. A. M. club Mon-
day evening at her home on Monu-
ment avenue. Seasonal flowers dec-
orated the living room where sew.
ing and chatting was enjoyed un-


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GARDEN CIRCLE TO MEET
The Garden Circle of the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club will meet
Wednesday, July 16, at 3 o'clock,
at the home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit.

Your Tax Assessor can't let you
"ride" free. See him today if you
want your tax bill right. adiv.
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Mrs. H. M. Barfield of Hahira.
Ga., is the guest of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McNeill, at In-
dian Pass.


as guesta o. lMr. W, Uorihanlu
and Mrs. Brooks Kennington.

- CAFE FOR SALE -
Nice cafe for sale at very reason-
able price. Write Box 364, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 7-11 4t


DR. J. C. COE
-D iE NTIST -
Office Hours: 9 to 12,; 1 to 6
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port t. Joe


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"CHINA FIGHTS BACK"


BAPTIST MISSIONARY
SOCIETY MEETS
The Baptist Missionary society
held its regular monthly business
meeting at the church Monday af-
teronon with the president, Mrs.
W. H. Howell in the chair. The de-
votional was given by. the leader
after which reports were heard
from the various chairmen and
circles.
Next Monday's meeting will be
a Bible study at the church with
Mrs. Curtis Palmer as leader.
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til a late hour, when the hostess Mrs. Florence Kimball returned
served delicious refreshments to to Apalachicola yesterday to visit
Mesdames C. G. Costin, Sammie her father before returning to her
Davis, H. A. Drake, C. E. Boyer, home in Mobile. While here she
Louis Perritt, A. D. Lawson, W. C. was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Pridgeon, W. H. Howell, and J. H. Saunders.
A. Connell, Miss Myrtice Coody *
and invited guests, Mrs. Paula The Misses Pauline Thompson
Hoard andi daughter Sylvia. and Elizabeth Keinington of Ocala
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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1941


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNT`, FLORIDA


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DANLEY MANAGERS ATTEND
CHICAGO FURNITURE MART

H. D. Danely of Opp, Ala., presi-
dent of the Danley Furniture com-
pany; 'his managers, John G.
Blount Jr., of Port St. Joe, Olin
Johnson of Geneva, Ala, Joe Mar-
;ley Jr., of Marianna, Harvey Rod'g-
,ers of DeFuniak Springs, W. A.
-Guy of Panama City, and J. G.
Danley, of Opp, Ala., left Sunday
'to spend a week 1 Chicago, Ill.,
attending the semi-annual furni-
ture and merchandise mart.
Mr. Danley and his managers at-
tend these marts twice a year to
'bring to their customers the very
'latest in 'home furnishings.


Return to Alabama
Mrs. Tom Gibson and son,
Tommy III, left Thursday of last
week for their home in Huntsville,
Ala., after spending two weeks in
this city as guests of Mrs. R. A.
Costin. Mrs. Horace Soule and son
Hoppy and Sara Jo and Sonny
Costin accompanied them home.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Eells Visit
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Eells of
Lincoln, Ala., spent the week-end
in this city as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. B. W. Eells and Ivy Nedley.
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save the embarrassment of see-
ing your name in the tax delin-
quent list. See your Tax Collec-
tor today, adv.


SEE ASSESSOR NOW
ABOUT NEW VALUES

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too. It's got to be paid this year
-there's no "misses" going to be
allowed Tax Collector Pridgeon.
Mr. Taxpayer should be tax-
conscious by the time he does
these things-and that should lead'
him to a policy of participating in
the business of Gulf county. Meet-
ings of commissioners and the
school board are open to him. Let
him look in on these meetings-
let him urge his fellow taxpayers
to do the same. We feel sure that
public officials will welcome the
co-operation and constructive criti-
cism of business men and others
who pay the bill
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Publisher Is Visitor
J. C. Lochner, publisher of the
Florida Newspaper News, and
Mrs. Lochner, of Clermont, were
visitors in The Star office Tues-
day. Mr. Lochner, long-time resi-
dent of the state, was making his
first visit to Franklin, Gulf and'
Calhoun counties.
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Visits Husband at Bay Pines
Mrs. I. Lilienfeld visited her
husband at the Bay Pines veterans'
hospital last week where he is re-
ceiving treatment. "Scotty's" many
friends wish him a speedy re-
eovery and expect to see him back
soon.

Theater Manager On Vacation
Roy Williams and family and L.
L. aimerman are Yacationing this
week on the east coast to Miami,
and back up the west coast. Ar-
thur Bowden of Columbus, Ga., is
In charge of the theater during
Mr. Williams' -absence.
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Moves House
Otto Anderson this week pur-
chased the house of A. A. Prid&geon
on Baltzell avenue and yesterday
had it moved to Third street
where it will be remodeled.

Death and taxes ARE certain-
your Tax Assessor is as important
as your doctor-maybe more so,
today. See him now. adv.


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Visiting In Georgia
Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon and children
and Miss Myrtice Coody left yes-
terday for Eastman, Ga., to visit
relatives and friends. Private Billy
Coody of Chanute Field, Ill., will
join them there before going oh
to Savannah, where he will be
stationed.

If you don't want your name in
the paper with other tax delin-
quents-see your Tax Collector to-
day adv.

AVOID TROUBLE!
If your car gets out of con-
trol you know what happens
-TROUBLE.
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
trouble then.

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PHARMACY


Notice to Taxpayers


in compliance with special instructions, as issued to all Tax
Collectors, it becomes my duty to secure payment of all Tangible
and Intangible Personal Property Taxes assessed on the 1940
roll, or any roll prior to 1940, which remains unpaid and which
is deemed collectable. Therefore I hereby serve notice to all
persons having such assessments, and which are unpaid, that
it wjUl be very necessary that they arrange to take care of such
as is classed Intangible Personal Property Tax immediately,
and to take care of such as is classed as Tangible Personal
Property Tax not later than July 15, 1941.
In the event of- failure on the part of any individual in so
doing, it becomes my duty to advertise the name bf .all person,
together with the amount due by each party.
Should this' unpleasant procedure be necessary, 14 will in--
volve atidltionlt cost to the delinquent taxpayer and thereby
creatt a heavier burden upon such taxpayer. it is my s- since
leope tiatt you can and will tak are'ca if thet* matters without
incurring any additional burden on yourselves.
if you have reason to offer in lieu of payment of such tax
or taxes, the principal of which is insolvency, please come to
-my Affice in the Court House at WeWahitchka and establish,
.by affidavit, or as is otherwise permissible, your claim as to
why you are- not liable for such tax. Compliance with the' above
request will, I am sure, bring about a clearer understanding of
the matter.
Trusting that you may attend to these matters in due
time, I am, Yours Very Respectfully,

EDD. C. PRIDGEON, Tax Collector
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


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Mr. and Mrs. Ned Patton of
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Patton.


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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1941


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


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