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Port St. Joe, site of the $10,000,000
duPont Kraft Paper Mill and the
St. Joe Lumber & Export Co., one
of the South's largest Saw Mills.
Legion Meet to Be
Held At Crestview
September 6 and 7
Local Legionnaires to Attend
Third District Conference
At Which Many Notables
Are Scheduled to Speak.
A number of Legionnaires from
Gulf county, headed by Post Com-
mander Gadi White of Wewa-
hitchka, have made plans to attend
the Third district American Le-
gion' conference to be held at
Crestview September 6 and 7. The
Motorists of Gulf g erh
County Warned ToPehaps
County Warned ToThe publisher of The Sentinel,
Check Their Lights as we expected, credits us
Check Their Ligits with the intelligence of a 10-year-
State Laws Are Rather Strict
On Matter; Highway Patrol
Will Make Check Soon On
Gulf county motorists who have
imperfect lights on their automo-
-iles will do well to visit the near-
est garage and have the trouble
remedied, as the state regulatory
laws are rather strict about that
The law s th
~i35 oirthday celebration of O a-i a a't ua mevty .lUotor
loosa county will be held on the vehicle, other than motorcycles,
same dates, which seems to prom- shall be equipped wi-th at least two
ise a big time for all attending, headlamps% with at least one on
Two United States senators, Lis- each side of the front of the ve-
ter Hill of Alabama and Claude hide. It is further provided that
Pepper of Florida, expect to at- the lights shall be in goo.i condi-
tend the birthday celebration and tion and be lighted at all times
Legion conference and Saturday from half hour aster sunset and
morning will share the platform half hour before sunrise, if the ve-
with Governor Holland, Secretary hide is traveling on -the highways.
of State R. A. Gray, Comptroller Tail lights also come in for at-
J. M. Lee, Attorney General J. tention. The laws says each motor
Tom Watson, State Superintendent vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer and
of Schools Colin English, Con- pole trailer, and any other vehicle
gressman Bob Sikes and county of- which is being 'drawn at the end
ficials from every county of the of a train of vehicles, shall be
Third congressional district, equipped with at least one tail
Other guests and speakers will lamp mounted on the rear. When
include Fuller Warren, Parkhill the tail light is burning it must be
Mays, Carl Gray, George Upchurch plainly visible from a distance of
and T. T. Wentworth Jr. 500 feet to the- rear. Tail lamps
High officials. f the American must emit a red ligb't.
Legion and Auxiliary who have in- Either a tail lamp or a separate
dictated they will be present are ,lamp shall be so constructed and
Department Commander Rupert placed as to illuminate with a
Caviness, Department Auxiliary white light the rear registration
President Edith Montgomery, De- plate and render it clearly legible
apartment Adjutant Howard Row- from a distance of 50 feet to the
ton, District Commander Sol Levy, rear
District Auxiliary President Jane
Fleetwood and Joe Frank, rehabili-
Major Joseph H. Atkinson, com-
manding the army air corps prov-
ing ground at Eglin Field, has ac-
cepted an invitation to be present
with his staff. Harvey E. Page,
president of the County Judges As-
sociation of Florida, will represent
his organization and be toastmas-
ter at the fish fry luncheon to be
served picnic style following the
At guests will drive to Eglin
Field at 3 o'clock to take part in
the dedicatory exercises at Plew
Heights, Tt which Fuller Warren
will be master of ceremonies.
After inspection of Eglin Field
and some of the latest models in
fighters, bombers and training
planes, guests will be entertained
During the evening by a special
committee headed by Mayor C. W.
"Chuck" Ruckel of Valpariso.
The Legion conference will open
Sunday morning at 9:45 central
standard time, at the Okaloosa
NAVY MAN SPEAKS
AT KIWANIS MEET
There are special lighting ar-
rangements for trucks and buses,
but regardless of size, every truck
or bus operated on the highways
must be equipped with at least
two reflectors, one at each side,
and one stop light.
All lighting devices mounted on
the rear of any vehicle shall dis-
play a red color, except the stop
light, or any other signal device,
which may be red, amber or yel-
low, or except the light usdd to
illuminate the license plate, which
shall be white.
The' state highway patrol is at
present making an inspection of
lights in all parts of the state,
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LABOR DAY DANCE
TO BE HELD MONDAY
The Royal Southerner's orches--
tra, under the direction of Howell
Hampton, will play for another
dance at the Centennial auditor-
ium next Monday evening, Labor
Day, under sponsorship of the
Band Sponsors club. The dance is
for all dancers of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding country-both old
This young orchestra has proved
old-later on giving us only a 5-
year-old rating--in reference to
our editorial reply to his ''Warn-
ing" editorial, and then goes on to
say that our editorial was "the
bunk" and that we were irritated
because we hadn't thought of
whooping up the White City canal
He may call it "bunk" if he so
desires, but the reply -was writ-
ten at the request of a number of
business men of the city who felt
that the editorial was harmful to
the best interests of Port St. Joe.
We didn't know a thing about it
until it was pointed out to us by
Dr. Bartee, who was followed later
by three other business men.
In regard to not boosting for the
bridge, there is no necessity for
it, since the money has been ap-
propriated, the right-of-way secured
and the survey made. We can
whoop and holler all we want, but
the bridge won't be built until the
money is available and the road
department gets good and ready.
We're willing to .bet that our
contemporary is praying for a wa-
ter main to bust, or something
like that, so helll be vindicated.
We really are hurt, though, for
the last time a psychiatrist ex-
amined us he gave us the rating
of a 15-year-old. We hope the ed-
itor of The Sentinel will remember
this in future.
and School Boards
In Order That Governor's Tax
Revision Program Be Car-
ried Out, Says Comptroller
Jim Lee In Lakeland Talk.
LAKELAND, Aug. 27 (FNS)-
County commissioners and school
boards of Florida must lay aside
their mad scramble for the tax-
payers' dollar and join wholeheart-
edly in the new elfoort to restore
confidence in honest taxation and
good government, State Comptrol-
ler J. M. Lee told the Lakeland
Bar association's dinner here Mon-
"There won't be enough tax dol-
lars for either board if they don't
bury their petty jealousies over
who gets the most money," he
said, "for unless they do meet the
legislature's mandate and reduce
the tax load on the man who ha4
been paying his full share of real
estate taxes, the governor's tax re-
vision program will fail-and if
that program fails, we'll be right
back where we were before the
1941 legislature gave government
and schools a new chance to 'make
good' with the taxpayer!"
Budgets must be cut to the bone,
Lee told his, audience, and the
legislature's mandate that the com-
ing year's expenditures not exceed
those of the current year must be
followed literally and strictly.
The comptroller also said county
DISTRICT GOVERNOR boards can no longer anticipate
SDIT'ADV CD~ AV more than 5 per cent tax delinquen-
1q (WARY ,qPFA KF-
Speaker at the meeting of the
Rotary club Wednesday noon was
District Governor Fairfax T. Has-
kins of Sebring, who delivered an
interesting talk on the aims of
Rotary and what it should mean
to every member.
STORES OF CITY TO
CLOSE LABOR DAY
Practically every merchant in
Port St. Joe has agered to close
next Monday, Labor Day. House-
wives should plan to purchase gro-
ceries sufficient for the two-day
TWO LOCAL BOYS TO
ATTEND STETSON U.
Two Port St. Joe youths, Jesse
Stone and Maurice Fain, will be
among -the 1941 crop of newcomers
to the Stetson University campus
when the intsitution opens in mid
September. They will join others
of the freshman class at Stetson
on September 17 for the dinner
marking the opening of orientatTln
Return From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon and
daughter Virginia, and Miss Gwen-
-,4^1 Qn-n-- a, afiirna n hird, .
Lieutenant Barton E. Day, U. S. to be a great success and it's seven OlYn Spencer r1 ~LuLu 6au..o
Navy, stationed at Pensacola as a members handle over a dozen dif- form a two weeks' vasa.tion spent
flight instructor, i as the speaker ferent instruments, and provide a in the southern part of the state
at the regular weekly meeting of wide variety of music. Come and
the Kiwanis club held last evening hear their version of "Amapolo," To Return to Washington
at the Port Inn. played in four types of modern Billy Tapper, who has visited his
Lieut. Day made a most inter- dance rhythm, featuring a tango, parents for the past two weeks, ex-
esting talk, stressing the part the conga, rhumba and foxtrot. pects to leave tomorrow for Wash-
navy air force is taking in our na- Let's all attend -this Labor Day ington, D. C.
tional defense program. dance sand have fun galore! Tick- ----- ----
----- ----- ets are being sold in advance by Visitor From Savannah
Visiting In Tennessee members of the Band Sponsors Mrs. A. D. Thompson of Savan-
Miss Kathleen Saunders left Sun- club and by several men at the nah, Ga., is the guest this week
day to visit with her grandparents paper mill. Table reservations may of her uncle, and aunt, Mr and
in Nashville, Tenn. be secured at LeHardy's pharmacy. Mrs. A. M. Jones.
cies on current rolls, and added:
"The practice of matching antici-
pated tax redemption (delinquent
collections) by anticipating as
much or more current edlinquency
must cease. The mirage must
To those who cry that we must
progress, the comptroller pointed
out that if the new laws hadn't
been passed there wouldn't be any
chance to raise the burden, "and
if we do not keep faith and reduce
the 'take' from the taxpayer, he'll
break the new program wide open.
Let's not kill the goose that lays
the golden egg. If schools or gen-
eral government have waited 15
years for something or other---one
more year wont' hurt. Furthermore
I just will not approve any taxroll,
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J. LAMAR MILLER TAKES
OVER MILLER PHARMACY
Starting next Monday, Septem-
ber 1, J. Lamar Miller will be in
the drug store business, having
this week purchased Miller's Drug
Store from Richard F. Miller (no
relation). The business will con-
tinue to operate, under its present
established name and will continue
to feature quick, courteous service.
"This drug store is one of the
most modern in West Florida,"
said Mr. Miller, "and is equipped
to give its customers everything
they maly need in the drug store
"The store will be under the
management of Gale Traxler, one
of the best pharmacists in this
section, who comes here from
Panama City," concluded J. La-
mar, "and I consider myself fortu-
nate in securing his services, as
he comes to Port St. Joe with a
very good record, and I know that
he and his. family will be a wel-
come addition to the city."
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The Star is dedicated to setting
forth the Advantages, Resources,
Attractions and Progress of Port
St. Joe and Gulf County. .
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1941 NUMBER 47
Will Be Restricted
Purchasers In Port St. Joe
Will Be Required to Make
Larger Down Payments and
Have Less Time to Pay.
You residents of Port St. Joe and
Gulf county who have been plan-
ning on buying a new car, some
new furniture, a washing machine,
a refrigerator or a piano and have
been putting off the matter from
time to time for various reasons,
had better go ahead and make the
purchase right now-if you con-
template buying any such article
on time payments-for the federal
reserve board has ordered restric-
tions,, effective September 1 (next
Monday) on installment credit on
24 types of consumer items rang-
ing from automobiles to tormbones,
home renovation loans and small
The regulations generally follow
tentative regulations made public
last week, but the final order 1w
cludes several new iteis on which
credit will be restricted. These in-
clude pianos and other musical in-
struments made principally of
metal, attic ventilating fans, cook-
ing stoves, sewing machines and
Starting Monday it will, gener-
ally speaking, be illegal for any
store or others' engaged in the
business of giving credit on the
affected articles, to grant credit
without a down payment or to per-
mit the payment of the balance to
extend over more than 18 months.
The main restrictions follow:
One-third minimum down pay-
ment and maximum of 18 months
to payl balance: New and used au-
tomobiles, airplanes, power driven
boats, outboard motors and motor-
Twenty per cent minimum down
payment and 18 months on balance:
Mechanical refrigerators, washing
machines, ironers, vacuum clean-
ers, stoves and ranges, heating
stoves, sewing machines, radios,
phonographs and musical Instru-
ments composed mainly of metal.
Ten per cent down payment and
18 months to pay balance: NeV
household furniture, pianos and
household electric organs.
No down payment but maximum
of 18 months to pay: Materials
and services used in making re-
pairs or improvements on existing
real estate when amount is less
than $1000; same restriction on
cash loans of less than $1000.
The order does not affect any
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HIGHLAND VIEW TO
HAVE POST OFFICEf
A notice posted in the Port St.
Joe postoffiee last week states
that applications are being asked
for the position of postmaster at
Highland View. At present resi-
dents of Highland View get their
mail through the St. Joe office.
Applicants must be citizens of
the United States and must reside
within the delivery of the office.
They must be able and willing to
provide a convenient location for
the office, together with proper
means for tranascting the postal
Applications must be in the of-
fice of M. H. Ackerman, postoffice
inspector in charge, Atlanta, Ga.,
by September 1.
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-*e 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.
THAT FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
For those who did not see the article in
the last issue of The Star in regard to the
recently passed "Fictitious Name Law," we
call their attention to the fact that all unin-
corporated firms doing business under a trade
name should comply immediately with this
law enacted by the 1941 legislature.
Under provisions of the law, any 'unincor-
porated firm doing business under a trade
name must register with the clerk of the
court. A trade name is one in which the
name of the owner or owners does not appear.
Cost of registration is but one dollar, and
may be the means of saving many dollars
later on. Penalty for non-compliance denies
such unregistered businesses and those inter-
ested in doing such business the right to de-
fend or maintain suit in any court in this
state, either as plaintiff or defendant (that
seems to mean any unregistered firm could
not collect a bad check, note or account thru
process of law), and it further provides that
any person violating this law requiring regis-
tration is liable to having an information
charging a misdemeanor filed against him by
any person aggrieved by the fictitious name,
and on conviction of such charge shall be
liable to a fine of $25 or 60 days in jail, or
Important to note is that before registra-
tion can be made, such intention to register
must be advertised at least once a week for
four consecutive weeks in a newspaper in the
county where the registration is made.
We will not attempt to say whether it's a
good or bad law, but the restrictions placed
on unregistered firms are strict enough to
cause them plenty of difficulties, so we urge
all firms in Port St. Joe operating under a
trade name to immediately publish notice of
intention to file with the clerk of the court.
BRAKES ON BUYING HABITS
President Roosevelt's executive order set-
ting up a system of control to restrict install-
ment buying, effective next Monday, has
brought the "do without" phase of the na-
tional defense program close home to the
residents of Port St. Joe.
Essentially, there is nothing wrong with
installment buying during normal times. More
than half our cars, refrigerators and furniture,
to say nothing of other goods and services,
are sold that way, and the practice has played
an important role in increasing consumption
and providing jobs-in raising our standard
As the national income has been swelled by
defense production, however, installment buy-
ing has increased too rapidly. One of the rea-
sons behind the executive order was a desire
to discourage consumers from going too far
into debt, and thus check credit inflation of
the disastrous 1929 type.
There are other reasons, however. The air-
planes, tanks and guns that America needs
to defend its freedom are made from the same
raw materials as washing machines, automo-
biles and similar articles. By making it more
difficult for people to purchase such con-
sumer goods, less of them will be sold. As a
result, the materials and labor that would be
used to produce them can be diverted to ur-
gent defense production.
While these restrictions which become ef-
fective Monday may cause some inconveni-
ence to the people of Port St. Joe, and some
of us may do a lot of cussin', we should take
into consideration that through this we are
doing our bit for the defense of our country
and helping it through the difficult emergency
And besides, that money you can't spend
for things you don't really need can be in-
vested in defense bonds and when things get
back to normal you'll have a nice reserve
fund to buy the articles you can't get today.
A POLICY THAT SHOULD GET RESULTS
The joint declaration of policy issued by
President Roosevelt and Prime Minister
Churchill following their dramatic meeting at
sea, seems to have as its principal objective
the assurance to all nations, including Ger-
many, that the Allies do not seek to conquer
or dismember any power. They seek only to
establish a world order which will permit all
nations to live in peace.
A number of the points laid down in the
declaration are of extraordinary interest.
Point number four, for instance, guarantees
that all states, "great and small, victor and
vanquished," will be given access on equal
terms to the trade and raw materials of the
world. That amounts to a reversal of policy
for England, which has usually guarded her
resources jealously, and has often used high
tariffs to give empire states preferential treat-
ment in English-dominated markets. This
country has at times done the same thing.
Point number eight has iron in it. It says,
in effect, that until a wider and more general
system of world security is attained, it will
be necessary to disarm and keep disarmed the
aggressor nations. This means, apparently,
that the Allies will, in the event of victory,
act as the world's policeman, carrying a big
stick with which to at once subdue any em-
bryo conqueror when he lifts his head.
Some have compared the eight points of
this declaration with President Wilson's fa-
mous ill-fated 14 points. There is, however,
one extremely important difference Mr.
Wilson's program was purely his own, and
he was not able to persuade the heads of the
other allied nations to adopt it. This new
declaration has been officially signed by Mr
Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill, and so amounts
to the official policy of bothTn-gland and the
DON'T "KID" THE TAX ASSESSOR
Every day it becomes increasingly evident
that the 1941 tax laws are hitting hardest in
the general direction of congenital tax-
''hese laws were not passed until means
were developed to make them stick. In other
words, Tallahassee authorities have ways
and means of checking on those who fail to
make proper returns at full cash valuation
on real and personal property.
The federal census shows how many cattle
there are in Santa Rosa and other counties,
and when cattle owners fail to turn' in the
full number, they know something is going
The same is true of other personal prop-
erty. Someone always knows who has what,
or can find out when the time comes.-Mil-
The Japs will probably do a lot of "crab-
bing" over the increased duty placed by the
United States on crab meat from Japan, but
we'll bet the crab meat packers of Apalachi-
cola will be crabbing twice as hard, now that
the competition of the Japanese product has
practically been eliminated. Anld while we're
on the subject of crab meat we've often won-
dered why some enterprising fisherman in this
section doesn't start a crab meat cannery
here? There seems to be an abundance of
crabs in the bay.
Peace may have her victories, but they are
not spread on the front page like those of war.
Three Blind mica
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
There's one thing I'd say if I
was to venture a peep on what is
ailin' this country. I'd say we
been too much on tip-toe, with one
hand cupped to our ear, waiting' on
word from Washington, D. C
Instead of 100 million voters
tellin' 'em up on the Royal Poto-
mac what we all want done, we've
an outfit there tellin' us. We're
halfway like a flock of seals waiting'
for the ringmaster to toss us a
We got some nice ducks up
there in congress, but it's like a
bag of wheat that's not been thru
tlie cleaner-there's too much chaff
and weed seed.
If this congress wants to avoid
goin' down in history as the na-
tion's all-time Weak Sister, it has
gotta start, and pronio, undoin'
a lot of misfit laws. If we're to
have a country here, where every-
body can keep on having' a car, and(
a radio, and an ice box, and be
our own boss-except for the Mrs
-we gotta start writing' postcards
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any item of any budget, nor any
act that comes' up for my approval
which will lead to or contribute to
taking more from the fellow who
has been carrying his just share
of the load, unless a showing of
emergecny or extraordinary need
"I charge the people of Florida
to look carefully into the budgets
now being prepared throughout the
state and co-operate with officials
before budgets are made, so they
won't have to worry about the tax
load after the levy is made."
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1941;
MOTORISTS OF GULF
(Continued from Page 1)
and probably very shortly will be
in Gulf county in their campaign
to have all motor vehicles com-
ply with the law in regard to their
One airplane company depend
on 600 other companies for parts,
equipment and supplies.
DR. IJ C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
LET US FILL THAT
Bring us your next prescrip-
tion. Only fresh, full quality
materials are used. Only qual-
ified pharmacists do the
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 Protectior
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
MRS. COSTIN ENTERTAINS
WITH SCRAPBOOK PARTY
Mrs. R. A. Costin entertained
last week-end with an amusing
"Scrapbook Party" at her home on
Monument avenue. The guests
were entertained, in the beautiful
rose garedu, shaded by huge pe-
can trees. Mrs. Costin's scrap-
book, which she has kept over a
period of many years, revived
many memories and laugh-provok-
Those enjoying the delightful af-
fair and the delicious refreshments
were Mesdames C. A. LeHardy, B.
W Eells,, Robert Tapper, Tom Gib-
son, James Marea, L. H. Bartee,
A. M. Jones, C. W. Staten, H. W.
Elmer, Tom McPhaul and H. C.
J. A. M. MEETING POSTPONED
The meeting of the J. A. M. Sew-
ing club has been postponed until
September 8. Mrs. Samimie Davis
will be hostess for the evening.
The regular meeting of the St.
Joesph's Altar society has been
postponed until September 8, since
the regular meeting day falls on
Labor Day. The meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Robert
Mrs. J: B. Gloeckler and daugh-
ter Virginia, andi Mrs. W. D. Dare
spent Sunday in Apaalchicola.
Mrs. Nelson Haygood of Mobile
was the week-end guest of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Belin.
?Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Tryon and
baby spent the week-end in Atta-
pulgus, Ga., visiting relatives.
W. C. Roche spent Sunday in
Vernon with his parents. Mrs.
Roche and son, who spent last
-we k in Vernon, returned home
EBrl Tom and Charles Pridgeon
spent Sunday in Wewahitchka with
Bill Chil4s left Satudray for 0
week's vacation to be spent with
his parents in Virginia.
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Ward re-
turned to the city Monday from
Mrs. Troy Jones and daughter
Frances returned during the weGek-
end from Chattahoochee where
ltey visited friends and relatives.
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by a Headache, Neuralgia, Muscular Pains or Functional
Menstrual Pains-a day when only your sense of duty;
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Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills
usually relieve Headaches. You will find them effective
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Read fall direetiotn
Willis Rowan Visiting Parents
Willis Rowan, stationed at Cha-
nute Field, Ill., is the guest of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan.
McPhersons Are Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. McPherson
and children of Cottondale visited
in this city Sunday.
Mrs. Ross Coburn and Mrs. B. --'.-----
E. Parker, president and vice-presi- Mrs. Mattie Yent Revell of Sop-
dent, respectively, of the Gulf choppy is the guest of Mr. and
County American Legion Auxiliary Mrs. Thomas McPhaul.
unit, and Mrs. Madeline E. Whit- "--
aker, chairman of the crippled Three out of four executives in
children's committee, accompanied the steel industry started at pro-
by Ross Coburn, made an inspec- duction jobs in the mills and
tion .tour of the Crippled Children's worked their way up.
Convalescent Home at Pensacola
Wednesday, and presented the
home with the gifts received Au- Drivers' Licenses
gust 12 at the shower party held I will act as your agent in Port
at the Centennial building.
at the Centennial building. St. Joe in securing state drivers'
There were five children in the licenses for you. See me at my of-
home,, ranging from 7 months to fice in the Costin Building, Mon-
12 years. There will be five or six ument Avenue.
children sent there this year from I GEORGE TAPPER.
-ulf county through the kindness
of the American Legion post. ,--, ----...-- -------- j
DINNER ENJOYED BY
FIREMEN AND LADIES
The members of the Port St. Joe
Fire Department, their wives and
mothers, enjoyed a delightful af-
fair at the Port Inn Tuesday eve-
aing when they were treated to a
dinner. The tables were placed on
the porch with bowls of vari-col-
nred flowers used as centerpieces.
Following the dinner, served as
only Mrs. Sally Mahon can serve.
a discussion was held by members
on ways to improve the department
and be of better service to the
city. Mrs. Troy Jones, president
of the Auxiliary, gave a short talk
and pledged the aid of the organi-
zation to the department in any
way the ladies could be of help.
It was decided to have a joint
meeting once a month, date to be
announced later. At that time the
ladies will treat the men to dinner.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Troy
Tones, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grundin,
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Roche, Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Creech, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hurl-
but, Billy Hurlbut, Glenn Grimsley
and Mrs,. J. Grimsley.
TENNIS CLUB ORGANIZED
A meeting was held Tuesday
eveningg at the home of Mr. and
.irs. Floyd Hunt at KInney's Mill
"or the purpose of organizing a
ennis club. Officers were elected
is follows: President, Miss Mary
Johnson; vice-president, Tommy
Kelly; treasurer, Minniebeth Man-
isco. Rules and plans were dis-
cussed andi a fee of ten cents was
decided upon as dues to secure
-quipment. The club will meet
once each month.
Stirring Story With Dramatic and
Unusual Romance Coming to
"Shining Victory," a dramatic
new story co-starring Geraldine
V'itzgera!d and James Stephenson,
will play Wednesday only at the
It is a tightly-knit drama dealing
with the innermost thoughts of
women's minds as divulged by
modern psychiatric methods and is
horoughly entertaining, with a
i'amatic and unusual romance
woven through it.
Stcphenson plays the role of a
young English doctor who dis-
covers a new method for curing
: ordered minds. Miss Fitzgerald
is cast as his assistant and the girl
who teaches him the important les-
son in humanity which enables
him to complete his great work.
Others in the cast are Barbara
O'Neil, Donald Crisp, Montague
Love and Sig Ruman.
Mr. andi Mrs. Harley Huxford
and daughter have returned to
their home in Perry after spending
several days here as guests of Mr
and Mrs. Gus Creech.
Cecil Kelly of Troy, Ala., has
accepted a position here with the
Chavers-Fowhand Furniture Co.
Miss Claudia Lewis of Florala
and Mr. and Mrs. B. Sexton of Opp,
Ala., were the guests Tuesday and
WV'crdedayn of Mr. and Mrs C. J.
Miss Marigene Smith is expected
to return this week after a visit
of two weeks in St. Louis, Mo., as
the auest of the Misses Mary Lina
and Anna Lee Werngren.
Mrs. Onnie Lou LeHardy and
daughters, the Tisess Eugenia and
Onnie Lou, andi Miss Christine
Charles are expected to return to
ithe city tomorrow after spending
a week in Lakeland.
KUU ROM AIN U
BY THE $7 00
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9.... 26c
Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........35c
Dinner, 6 to 8 .. .......35c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Coiner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
DAILY 2:45 P. M. PHONE 109 FOR SCHEDULE
,_E GO TO THE MOVIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY ONLY AUGUST 30
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SHIT NO. 1 HIT NO. 2
ROUSING RINGS!D; RED BARRY
ROMANCE! ,. in-
S "ADVENTURES OF
Theatre Opens 1:00 P. M.
August 31 September 1 VI
The Thrilling Saga of ay wiliam wayn. suia
America's F- Y th IILLAND-HOLDEN'MORRIS*DONIJL
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
Crime Does Not Pay
"COFFINS ON WHEELS"
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
Freddie Martin and Orch.
"OLD NEW ORLEANS"
J. T. Graves, Mrs. T. B. Smith
ind Mrs. T. Jones and son Travis
will arrive tomorrow to spend the
holidays here as guests of Mrs. M.
C. J. Sullivan was a business
visitor Wednesday in Crestview.
Mrs. B. E. Parker of Wewa-
hitchka wwas the guest Sunday of
her mother, Mrs. Sally Montgomery.
Haroldi Palmer, who has been
undergoing treatment at a Jackson-
ville hospital, returned to the city
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wellington
lave returned from a week's va-
cation spent in New Orleans.
Albert Hickey of Orlando arrived
Tuesday to visit relatives here.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1941
DELEGATION MAKES TOUR
OF CHILDREN'S HOME
PAGE, u 9, 1941 yt
A fire in the Congressional Li- N Tidal Wave been given any movie actress in counts. may limit other forms of con-
brary in 1852 destroyed over 35,- the past decade. She's a thoroughly The board warns the public and summer credit besides installment..,
000 voulmes, many of them rr Says T. H. Stone streamined beaut with exciting business that the order is just the credit.
placeable looks and a trim figure. Constance beginning of credit regulations, ------
-- Moore also is featured in the cast, and that changes "may be ex- One American plastic-bakelite
ACC father of Local Man Was Resident playing her most important part pected from time to time as ex- has more than 15,000 patented
LA Fi of Old St. Joseph, and Told so far. perience with the regulations is uses.
S* Him of Events -- gained and as changing economic
SELL OR TRADE INSTALLMENT BUYING conditions indicate the need." .. .. ..
(Reprinted from the "Progress Edition" of A
SWAP-16-foot boat and 4 h. The Star, April 8, 1938) (Contine This means that, at any time, MIDWAYPARK
marine engine (In need of re- The legends being told that the the board may put additional ar-
pair). Will trade or chickens, or ancient city of St Josel a cash transactions, any credit out- tides on the credit restriction list, On Waterfront, Calhoun-Gulf I,
whatir). Will t rad e for chie eor ancien t cit of S t. Josep h was standing prior to September 1, and may change the down payment or County Line
what have you? Carl Trammell, erased from the face of the earth does not limit ordinary charge ac- maximum time of repayment, or
Box 724. Port St. Joe. 8-22tf by a tidal wave are not true, ac- not lt ac- maximum time of repaymenMain Entrance for YOUR
MISCELLANEOUS cording to T. H. Stone, one of the Fishing Pleasure
pioneer settlers of Port St. Joe,
LEGAL FORMS-The Star has on whose father was, for a time, a iJ TIO TA i COMPANYi \ DEAD LAKES
hand a few Warranty Deeds and resident of the old city. Wm i Good Fishi
Mortgage Notes. Call at The In 1812, according to the story Good Bishng
Star office. told Mr. Stone by his father. Good Boats
___there sprang up on the shores of Good Cabins
LEGAL ADVERTISING beautiful St. Joseph Bay a little FOR PROMPT SERVICE Good Bedals
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS settlement called St. Joseph. It Good Meals
NAME LAW gradually increased in size, until it P O NE 100 Gd Gdes
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: boasted an estimated population of E W COME IN AND REST!
Notice is, hereby given that the 10,500, being the largest city in
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic- Florida. DAY OR NIGHT I Am YOUR Servant- Let
titious Name Statute," House Bill M S------ YU
No. 1175, Chaptei- No. 20953, Laws The city became one of the Me Serve YOU!
of Florida, 1941, will register with: largest seaports on the Gulf, and TAXIS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN FRONT
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in large docks andi warehouses were OF ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION
*nd for Gulf County, Florida, upon constructed to handle the various JOHN HENRY JONES
receipt of -proof of the publication 1 4. _
of this notice, the fictitious name products brought here from the in-
to-wit: ST. JOE FURNITURE CO. terror by boat down the Apalachi- -.
under which' we are engaged in cola river to lola, from where a
business at Port St. Joe, Florida. railroad, the Iola & St. Joseph, the
That the parties interested in,
said business -enterprise are as second railroad to be built in the
follow: C.. J. Sullivan and Mrs. C. United States,, brought them to St.
W. Simmons. Joseph where they were placed on
Dated atPort St. Joe, Gulf board vessels and taken t all
County, Florida, August 28. 1941.
8 8/29 9/2$ parts of the world.
The city flourished; a huge ship
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS yard was located on what Is now
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: the site of thS Port Inn; large
Notice Is hereby given that the business buildings were built, as
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic. well as palatial residences. Then.
titious Name Statute," House Bill: some time after 1338., the year the
No. 1175, Chapter No. 20953, Laws
of Florida, 1941, will register with state constitutional convention wasd
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in held in St. Joseph, began the de- A d ti n t
and for Gulf County, Florida, upon cline.
receipt of proof of the publication Depopulated first by a depres H IG H LA N D V IE W !
of this notice, the fictitious name H G L NV I
to-wit: QUALITY GROCERY AND sion, which left nothing for the in
MARKET, under which we are en- habitants to do to secure a liveli-
gaged in business at Port St; Joe, hood, the rails of the railroad were
S^.s, ^ ntiE HIGHEST PIECE OF LAND NEAR PORT ST JOE
Florida. taken up and moved to some other HE HIGH ST PIECE OF LANO NEAR PORT ST. JOE
That the parties in.lerestud in
said business enterprise are as site. The yellow fever scourge
follows: C. G. Costing and W. C. struck, and thousands died& I
Pridgeon. 1856 came a storm-not a cyclone IN THE PINES FACING THE BAY,
Dated at Port St. JoeGul -and th high wind blew down WHERE THE BREEZES BLOW THE MOSQUITOES AWAY
County, Florifda, August 28, 1941.
8/29 9/26 great quantities of large trees. But
NOTICE UNDER FTITIO there was no tidal wave to destroy THIRD STREET already widened and made into a BOULEVARD. Fourth
NAME LAW the city. This tale., according to Strfet also to be 60 feet wide. A plot of ground running all the way from
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Mr. Stone, has been told by people the Boulevard to Fourth Street to be developed into a PLAYGROUND for
Notice is hereby given that the who were not here and was told children and grownups.
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic- for other and distinct reasons
titious Name Statute," House Bill Man of the old buildings wer The big Government Gunnery School between Beacon Hill and Panama City
f Florida, 1941, will register with torn down for the salvage they together with Other Developments should cause a JUMP IN VALUES in
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in would produce, while some were highland View .. FOUR LOTS ALREADY SOLD. One
and for Gulf County, Florida, upon moved to Apalachicola, where a Residence and one Two-Story Business Block now nearing completion in
receipt of proof of the publication number are still standing today. this NEW ADDITION. All houses must be placed back from property
Stist n O H A RE "No tidal wave ever hit the old line at least 20 feet so as to have a nice lawn and thereby preserve the
to-wit: ST. JOE HABR:DWARE Co. "No tidal wave ever hit the old
under which we are engaged in town of St. Joseph," says Mr. distinction of nice homes in the entire addition.
business at Port St. Joe, Florida. Stone, "and no tidal wave will
That the parties inerested in ever hit the new city of Port St NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR LOT !
said business enterprise are as ever hit the new city f Port St
follows: C. G. Costin and Horace Joe."
W. oule. ostin an Horac nd that seems to debunk the YOU HAVE BEEN WISHING FOR A HOME IN THE PINES-
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gult old story that for lo, these many Get your pick early and be GLAD;
County, Florida, August 28, 1941.
/29County, Florida, 9/26 years has been going the rounds If the other fellow beats you to it, you'll be SAD.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS by word of mouth and in the WITH OR WITHOUT A JOB, if you have your own HOME you do not
NOTICE UNDER FCTTU papers have to pay rent or MOVE! NO SMALL LOTS.
NAME LAW _____
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
notice 'sreby in at th Thrills Romance BI G LOTS SHADY LOTS
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fi X1._
titiou Name Statute," house ile Bay Facin the Highwa
No. 1175, Chapter No. 20953, Laws On Way In Air c On the Bay Facing the Highway
of Florida, 1941, will register with
the Clerk of the. Circuit Court, in EITHER FOR CASH OR ON EASY PAYMENTS
and for Gulf County Florida, upon "I Wanted Wings" Will Play AtTHER FOR CASH OR N EASY PAYMENTS
receipt of proof of the publication The Port Theatre Sunday THINK OF THIS-You can have a NICE COOL WELL of PURE WATER
to- tis tSTAR PUBLSHJNG CO. And Monday FOR $7.50. No water bills to pay; no rent to pay. ALL THIS and REALLY
under which I am engaged in busi- YOU can buy a HOME with the money that just SLIPS through your
ness, at Port St. Joe, Florida. Combining a story of adventure fingers. You will be proud to own a home in this fine addition,and you
That the party interested in said and romance with the exciting and must know that as homes are built prices will advance, and the sooner you
business enterprise is as follows: fascinating chronicle of how AMer- buy the more money you wil ces w advance and the sooner you
William S. Smith. buy the more money you will make.
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf ica is training its young men for
County, Florida, August 2. 1941 defense in the air, "I Wanted For Ful Information and Without Obligation
8/29 9/26 Wings~'will comeroaringinto Port
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS St. Joe where it will play, Sunday SE
NAME LAW and Monday at the Port theatre. S
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Hardly ever has a picture caused
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fi- so much excited talk among movie
titious Name Statute," House Bill goers, and there is plenty of rea- wi C m F O I HI I
No. 1175, Chapter No. 20953, Laws son for it. The fact that the army
of Florida, 1941, will register with air corps gave its fullest co-opera- AT THE HIGHLAND VIEW GARAGE OR AT HIS RESIDENCE
the lerk of the Circuit Court, inIGHLAND VIEW GARAGE OR AT HIS RESIDENCE
and for Gulf County, Florida,upon tion to the producers ndicates a
receipt of proof of the publication picture of the first rank. P. S.-Here is something to think about: There was not a sJngle house
of this notice, the fictitious name While .the picture stars such NORTH of Port St. Joe four years ago-all woods a:-d brush. Today there
to-wit: ST. JOE STEVEDORING brilliant players as Ray Milland, NORTH oi a ort St. Joefour years ago--all woods and brush. Today there
CO., under which I am engaged in William Holden is 60 acres platted to building lots, HALF of which have already been built
business at Port St. Joe, Florida. William Holden, Way Morris on. NO OTHER TOWN in ALL the State cf Florida has grown so fast,
That the party interested in said and Brian Donlevy, there is one and new homes and business houses are being adde I almost every week.
business eaterptise is as follows: player to whom considerable atten- Don't you think it would be good business to GET IN WITHOUT DELAY?
Dated at tort St Joe, Gulf Veronica Lake who has been stir. Remember, you can buy a home on TERMS you can pay.-W. C. Forehand.
County, Florida, Auurn'g ?8. 1941.
: 8/29 9/26 ring up as much comment as has
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA