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VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1943 NUMBER 31
Levy Three Per
Cent Sales Taw
Representative Says It Wouli
Stabilize Tax Equalization
T'he old bugaboo of a sales ta:
again reared its head Monday a
Tallahassee when a measure t
levy a 3 per cent general sales tax
with a constitutional amendmentn
tacked to it, was offered in the
house by Rep. Lacy Thomas o
Lake county to help finance the
schools and' take taxes off real es
He said it would "stabilize, the
1941 tax equalization program to
the- point that its continued suc-
cessful. operation would be as-
Governor Holland has. recom-
mended, a constitutional amend-
ment to eliminate school district
taxes, but Thomas wants also to
eliminate all but three mills of
general county school taxes and
substitute two-hirds of the sales
tax revenue he estimated at $24,-
000,000 a year.
One-third of the sales tax under
terms of his bill would go to' old
age pensions and other welfare.
The other tw4-thirds would be ap-
portioned among counties for their
public schools, with provision that
counties then could levy only three
mills of propertyta.xes for capital
improvements in .chos~ls,.
The, constitgtion a'endatgant' in
Thomas' 'plan would (be submitted
to the people in the 1944 general
election and, if ratified, it would
put the sales tax into effect Janu-
ary 1, 1945.
Without the constitutional am-
endment sales, tax revenues could
notb be apportioned to the counties,
A soft drink tax of one cent on
each five-cent sale value, was pro-
posed by Reps.. Andrews of Union,
Peters of Dade and Smith of Jack-
son, with the revenue divided
equally among the counties to .re-
place funds lost when horse racing
was suspended. It was estimated it
would raise $1,300,000 a year."
GUADALCANAL-U.S. Marine Corps Photo-Instead of risking m
resistance in the Guadalcanal jungles, U. S. Army cannon was brou
sore spots. In this photo we see a 155 MM cannon hurling its we
how the litter is shaken off the ground by the big gun's concussion.
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SSitting In With
| the Lawmakers -
_== By RUSSELL KAY
-- (Florida Press Association)
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Determined to get the facts in
connection with the, "special at-
torney" racket, the .Shands conm-
mittee in the senate made a care-
full check of the passenger list on
this deluxe "gravy train" and com-
piling data secured Prom various
departments, boards and bureaus,"
revealed that the state has paid
out over half a million bucks to
lawyers for "special" services ren-
dered during the past two years.
Fees gathered in by the joy-riders
ranged from a few dollars to, a
hundred thousand, or more. Riding
in the famed train's private parlor
car were the firms of Keen & Al-
len of Tallahassee, recipients of
$120,008, and Casey, Walton &
Spain of Miami, who knocked
down the tidly sum of $85,870 in
feas. Attorney General .Tom wat-
Against sn1 contends that most of this
service rendered, by special attor-
rostitution neys could and should be done by
his office. The ;Shandis committee
Become Law has not made its recommendations
to the. senate !but will in all prob-
ability take steps to prevent fur--
. . .. .
Captain Joseph J. Foss, USMC,
27, of Sioux Falls, S. D., is credit-
ed with downing 26 Jap Zeros
and bombers during air battles
over Guadalcanal. He and seven
other members of his unit have
69 enemy planes to their credit.
DRAKES ARE NOW-
Sgt. James S. Rainwater of the
army recruiting service was in
Thp1 Sqt, 1ffiL U MnIiUrly qnr Cq-
a Governor Holland Signs Measures i e on lay an an-
Governor Holland Signs Measures other payments of excessive fees nounced that he had, appointed
To Prevent Spread of for legal services to private firms. Postmaster and Mrs. H. A. Drake
Disease as recruiters for the WAACS in
Five stringent laws against pros- The sweet voice, on the tele- this area and that he had left ap-
tiltution and three others setting phone that calls to remind you plication blanks and explanatory
up controls over the spread of that ou forgot to pay your tele- literature wtih them.
venereal diseases became effective phone bill has o appeal for Rep- Applicants for the WVAACS (Wo-
in Florida Saturday. resentative Emogene Commander men's Army Auxiliary Corps) musL
Governor Holland signed the of Iohlmnes, and last week he intro- be citizens of the United States
bills which the legislature passed iuced a bill to make it unlwaful between 21 and 4.1 years of age,
at his .request. They were prepared for telephone companies to diml inclusive; have an excellent char-
by a committee of army, navy, subscribers over the 'phone. Now acter and' present two character
civilian law enforcement and pub- if the committee considering the references from responsible busi-
lice health .'ificials, and became measure, would go a step i'urther iness people in her community;
effective:-inmediately. and return a bill that would abol- submit satisfactory proof of date
Ope. bill, dealing with prostitu- ish the first of the month, it would of birth and citizenship; -pass a
'tion and lewdness generally, is ap- make everybody happy. mental alertness test, and qualify
plicable to both men and women i in regard to height and weight.
who violate its provisions. It car- Coming out of a huddle on the Any women of this section dce-
ries a maximum penalty of six run and with Rep. Joe Jenkins of siring to join the WAACS are re-
months in jail or $500 fine. Alachua calling the signals, a quested to contact Mr. or Mrs.
Others in the series: sturdy house team crashed thru D -ake.
Make it unlawful to rent a *place Labor's weak opposition for a
or vehicle for purposes of prosti- onuchd.own to put Joint Resolution N O T I C E
tution. No. 13 over the goal line and on Turn right now to the Port the-
'Provide for revocation of hotel, the ballot in the next general elec- ater advertisement and see if
rooming house, apartment and res- tion. Senator Upchurch snatched your name is in it. If so, you can
taurant, licenses if rthe operator the ball out of enemy territory call at The Star office and get a
.(Continued on Page 4) (Continued on Page 4) i free pass to the Port.
iniMYYTTY 4%Tld~rrfArI-4r TA -
County Are Still
Government Appropriates $112,000
For Improvement But Refuses
o To Take O e W\7 t
1 d-Keuver w aterway
S The taxpayers .lf Gulf county
tWednesday lost another battle to
S have the federal l government take
over the $200,000 Gulf county
canal and make it a part of the
intracoastal waterway, which is
kept up ,by the government.
A telegram received Wednesday
by The Star from Congressman
'Lex Green stated that a bill pro-
viding for the expenditure of $112,-
000 for improvement of the canal
had been approved by the house
rivers and harbors committee fdr
the purpose of deepening the wa-
f erway to nine feet and inoerasing
the width to 100 feet, but that the
'en to ferret out Jap pockets of matter of the .government taking
ght up to pulverize the remaining over the $200,000 'bond' issue hadi
ighty steel at the Jap lines. Note been turned down-that "the coun-
ty 'will continue to own the canal
and collect tolls until the bonded
indebtedness is paid off."
At the time the bond's were vote
by the people of Gulf county it
was with the distinct understand-
ing 'that the project would be ab-
M sorbed by the government as part
I of the intercoastal waterway. It
c was pointed out that the canal was
WI TH THE Oan immediate necessity, but that
r-di no. funds were available at that
a-ttime for its construction, but that
IlIlI~l~iIIIIIItiI~lIlllldIllliillhliWi i~iliillimilllill if -the. people U tYe '-bonds to
Receives Wings dig it, there would ~eofthcoaing
Willis V. Rowan, 24, son of Mr. in due time the necessary dinero
and Mrs. Frank Rowan of this to take up the bonds.
city, graduated from the Columbus 'So it looks like we're still in the
Army Flying School at Columbus, business of operating a canal.
Miss., on April 29, receiving the -
silver wings of a flying officer and Mrs. M. Strickland
commission as second lieutenant
in the Army Air Forces. He en-
teredi pilot training last July and Is Called By Death
a.tonded flying schools at Arca~dla,
Fla., and Bainbridge, Ga.. before Passes Away At Home of Parents,
going, to the advanced school at Mr. and Mrs. T. R. L. Carter
Columbus. ^ .^-. I ._ ,in ...
After Long Illness
Commissioned Second Lieutenant Mrs. Milton Lanier Strickland
Silas R. Stone, son of Mr. and (nee Lila Carter) passed away
Mrs. T. H. Stone of this city, who Tuesday at the home of her par-
has been attending the Tank De- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. R. L.
stroyer Officer Candidate. School Carter-, after a long filness. She
at Camp Hood, Texas, has re- had come here about six weeks ago
ceived! his commission as a second from her home at Vero Beach.
lieutenant in the 'U. S. Army. The Mrs. Strickland was born July
course at the school consists of 13 9, 1910, at. Gallatin, Tenn., and had
weeks of intensive training on au- resided in Flonida since 1922. She
tomotive vehicles, weapons, radio, was a graduate of the Kissimmee
and military administration, total- .. .. waos
-. ----' --iigh school and for a time was
ing 550 hours of instruction. employed at the Federal Reserve
Lieut. Stone is now visiting in ,Ban in Nashville, Tenn., coming
Port St. Joe with his parents. ttk n p J e, there to work
to Port St. Joe from there to work
Sfor the St. Joe Land & Develop-
ELEMENTARY GRADES ment company.
TO PRESENT PLAYLET- on Sentem -cr 34. 1940, she was
Married to AMr. Strickland, and
The elementary grades of the since t.,it time had made her
Port St. Joe. school will present home at Vero Beach.
"The Children of Buttercup Corn- ., ;ds her parents and: hus-
muns" an entertaining playlet, at hand, Mrs. Strickland is survived
the high school auditorium on the by a son, Milton, Jr., and three
evening of Friday, May 15. sisters, iMrs. R. M. Buckels of Kis-
Mrs. Thos. McPhaul is in charge simitee. Fla.. Mrs. L. G. Bernal of
of the pre-sentation. Cre,tview. Fla., and Mrs. J. R.
.Norton of this city.
NAVY RECRUITING OFFICER Funeral services were held at 10
TO MARE REGULAR CALLVS o'clock Wednesday morning at the
TO MAPE REGULAR CALLiPresbyterain church with Rev. W.
Chief A. B. Chitty, Jr., navy re-)A. Daniels officiating, assisted by
cruising officer from the, Marianna Rev. 0. D. Langs.ton, Methodist
office, will be in Port St. Joe minister.
every other Friday, that is, oni Pall bearers were Richard Por-
May 14 and 29. He will ibe found ter, Jno Maddox, Jake Belin, R. S.
at the postoffice on those days. Carver and Tom Owens. Honorary
pallbearers were Robert Bellows,
Send The Star to your man in Fank Rowan, J. R. Hunter, B. E.
the service-only $1 for a year. (Continued on Page 4)
PUNCH FOR GROGGYCiY JAPS'll
PAETOTESAPR T OGL ONY LRD RDY A ,14
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMI-TH, Editor
entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1I37, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........ .00 Six Months. ..... $1.00
Three Months.......... 65c
-*6 Telephone 51 )-
The spoken word is given scant attention;
the print-d wor Is thoughttuUy wsegbp.
The spoken woid barely assets; te e prrI
word theorftghl convinces. The spoken wor%
ie lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country H Right or Wrong
WHY ARE POTATO PRICES UP?
Residents of Port St. Joe recently have ex-
perienced increasing difficulty in obtaining.
that all-important food. staple, the potato, and
when potatoes are available the price is ri-
diculously high, being all out of proportion to
Supposedly, OPA sets the price on pota-
toes in this section according to the following
formula: Country shippers are allowed a ceil-
ing price of $3.10 per 100 pounds. Price to
the-ultimate consumer is then reckoned this
way: A shipping charge of 50 cents per 100
pounds is figured in to bring the price to
$3.60. The wholesaler is permitted a 21 per
cent profit, to raise the figure to $4.25. Large
retailers are allowed a 28 per cent profit, so
that the price to the consumer should be
$5.44 per 100 pounds, or five pounds for 27
or 28 cents. In the case of small independent
stores the percentage of profit is higher-33
per cent, bringing the price per 100 pounds
to $5.65, or five pounds for 28 or 29 cents.
However, prices on potatoes in Port St.
Joe vary fro-. five pounds for 40 cents to five
pounds for 50 cents-eight to ten cents per
We are not saying it is the fault of the re-
tailers here that the price of potatoes is so
high. We have every confidence in the opera-
tors of our local food stores and know that
they only figure their legitimate profit. The
reason the price is up is because they are be-
ing forced to pay a higher price tothe whole-
saler or the shipper.
Our people here will be forced ,to go on
paying these high prices as long as they fail
to enter a protest with the Office of Price
Administration. If a sufficient number of pro-
tests over the but-of-sight prices are lodged
with OPA, or the public refuses to purchase
potatoes or any other farm commodity at
anything but the accredited ceiling price, we
are confident that the prices will drop to a
FOR THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER?
A letter from members of the 750th Tank
Battalion, Company A, at Fort Knox, Ky., to
workers who recently struck in a war indus-
try, said in part:
"We feel deeply hurt to think you would
let the'boys overseas down. Just what do you
think would happen to this country if the
boys overseas would sit down and quit fight-
ing, because they just make $50 a month ? We
need more fighting equipment. What do you
Americans want? More money now and
slavery later, or less money and freedom?
Just think how some of your sons and
brothers over there would feel if they knew
how you were selling them out-and that's
what you are doing when you stop produc-
There's a Bible story of a sell-out for 30'
pieces of silver. Read it.
If the government decides to ration liquor,
we suppose it will use the pint system.-The
WHILE THE BOMBERS ROAR
Twice within a generation it has been
tragically demonstrated that the days of sail-
ing ship isolation are gone forever. Wars are
no longer bound by mountains, climate nor
seas. The last echoes of isolation have been
drowned in the roar of the bombers.
With recognition of the fact that isolation
is an impossibility and that this country can-
not shut itself off from future wars no matter
where they may occur, it becomes a matter
of sheer self-interest to help prevent wars.
The surest way to prevent war is by taking a
hand in world affairs and stimulating inter-
national trade. Only through trade can the
prosperous and fruitful world envisaged in
the Atlantic Charter be realized.
In the United States, the machinery for
bringing about expanded trade is already in
existence. In the words of Unrder-Secretary
of State Sumner Welles: "It consists of the
Trade Agreements Act of 1934, renewed in
1937 and 1940, under which the president is
authorized, by procedure and within the
limits stated in the act, to enter into agree-
ments about tariff rates, quotas and the like
with foreign governments, and to proclaim
the changes in American rates necessary to
carry out our part of the agreements."
The act must be renewed in June or we
will have in effect served notice on the world
that we expect to take no part in efforts to
establish lasting peace; that as far as we are
concerned, peace objectives are words-noth-
ing more. After victory, if we follow the path
of isolation, we can retire to raise another
crop of youngsters in time for World War
III. Along with our imagined isolation, we
will have depression and bankruptcy. Oui
great productive capacity will avail us little
without world-wide channels of distribution.
And industries which don't produce, don't
supply jobs or taxes. The wreckage of our
tanks, planes and ships will be scattered in
every corner of the world. Our men will be
there, too, those who didn't come back. We
will be "safely" at home with a war debt of
several hundred billion dollars, minding our
own business until the next war comes aolng.
Is this what. Americans expect of the tu-
ture? They will get it unless they make up
their minds once and for all to swim wit-i
the rest of the world toward peace and sanity.
At best it will be a long pull, but there is no
better way to begin while the bombers' roar
is still in our ears, than by wholeheartedly
urging renewal of the Trade Agreements Act.
When the war is won, and with the Trade
Agreements Act in force, South America will
be one of the United States' biggest cus-
tomers and those ports along the Gulf in
Florida, which is the closest state to this
huge post-war market, 'that start making
plans now to get their share of this trate
will grow and expand beyond their wildest
Port St. Joe is one of the most strategically
located ports in the -nation for this future
trade development, having a magnificent har-
bor and terminal facilities and direct rail
connections with all parts of the nation, not
to mention our inland waterway transporta-
tion facilities giving us cheap water rates to
the markets of the Middle West.
Are we going to sit back on our hunkers,
content to go on as we are today, or are we
going to begin right now to make the proper
contacts that will bring to the attention of
the nation our potential possibilities?
That, Mr. and Mrs. Citizen of Port St.
Joe, is entirely up to you.
Our wife has a problem on her hands. She
has about twenty hens that have hea-rd about
rationing and priorities, and they now are re-
fusing to lay any eggs unless the empty shells
It used to be that we were invited out
quite often to dinner, but since this rationing
business started nobody ever asks us to come
to their house and eat any more.
" Where were you during all that talk
"about changing from oil to coal?"
Blueberries harvested in Maine
each year prouace an Income equal
to its apple crop--aout'a million
I Although continually in
.danger 'of infection and
contagion, you perhaps
rarely give it a thought.
Your physician, however, is
ever mindful of the situation and
keeps pace with the advance-
ment of medical science by con-
stant study. We are glad 'tc
cooperate by filling his prescrip.
tions with the finest prescrip-
tion chemicals, pharmaceuti
cals and biologicals obtainable
prepared by a graduate pharmacist
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
Free Booklet Tells Of Thrilling.
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One of the most sensational scientific dis-
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WEEK P =
Open to the Publict
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Lunch, 12 to 2 ...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
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Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
[ Griffin Grocery Building
-'.", has revealed that gray OCCASIONALLY, I wake up in
hair, inmanycases, may the morning with a Headache.
be due to a vitamin It sometimes wears off along the
deficiency. Scientists middle of the forenoon, but I don't
have also discovered the particular vi- want to wait that long, so I drink a
tamin that is necessary to restore col- glass of sparkling A-LKA-SELTZER.
or to the hair in such cases. Reports of In just a little while I am feeling a
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1943
FRIDY M A Y.. 1.E.. ... T O G
-.Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9
With a Flattering
It's the Gift She Wanits Most
New Slenderizing Prints
Distinctive Navy, Baclk
In Elegant Rayon Fabrics
White Tailored Blouse for Her
Fresh Flatterer in Multi-filament Crepe
A crisp, white accent to set off her Spring suit.
Meticulously tailored and finished with notched
collar, shirred yoke and comfortable short sleeves
-"-Beautiful Corday Bags
Remarkable copies of higher-
priced bags. New accent colors
2.95 to $3.95
Fifth Avenue Rayon Hose
A high twist gives these a
lovely on-the-leg dull finish.
SASO TIU1 DEPARTMENT
"ST. JOE'S SHOPPING CENTER"
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
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<< SOCIETY ,
CHURCHES -:- PERSONALS
WOMAN'S CLUB TO
The last meeting of the year for
the Po'rt St. Joe Woman's dluo
will be held next Tuesday, May 11,
at 3:30 p. m. in the club rooms at
the Centennial building. Guest
speaker at that time will be Mrs.
G. W. Carter of Ohipley, district
director. Feature of the program
will be "Uncle Ben's.Quartet."
A flower and vegetable exhibit
will be held .at this time and altl
club members are asked to partici-
pate by bringing- their choicest
flowers and vegetables to be
placed& on exhibition.
MEMBERS OF SENIOR
CLASS ENJOY PARTY
Members of the senior class oV
Port St. Joe high school enjoyed
a beach party 'last week-end at the
Costin cottages at Beacon Hill.
They were; entertained with a sup-
per Saturday night given, by Mrs.
Robert 'Tapper and Mrs. C. G. Cos-
tin. They also enjoyed, games on
the beach and' swimming in tfhe
INTERMEDIATE G. A. MEETS
A meeting of the Intermediate
Girls' Auxiliary of the Baptist
church was held, at the. church
Thursday afternoon of last week.
The meeting was opened by sing-
ing of the G. A. hymn, followed by
sentence prayers,. Study from the
mission book was, then held and
[he meeting closed with ,prayer.
Lovely refreshments were served
to the nine members and one vis-
itor present under supervision of
Eloise Bray, who was hostess.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
.R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.'-Morning worship.
Topic: "The Cost 6f Discipleship"
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Top'e: "A Profitab'le Mixture.."
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastoi
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
The Woman's society meets
.Mondays at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
i-fficial board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
Services every Sunday evening
,t 7:30 o'clock.
Mr. andi Mrs. M. Kerley of this
-ity announce the birth of a 71/2-
ound son on Wednesday, May 5.
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88
H TAVE you tried Alka-Selt-
Szer for Gas on Stomach.,
( Sour Stomach, "Morning
i- After" and Cold Distress?
If not, why not? Pleasant,
prompt in action, effective.
Thirty 'cents and Sixty
FOR relief from Functional Ner-
S vou Disturbances such as Sleep-
S lessness, Crankiness, Excitability,
Nervous Headache and Nervous In-
digestion. Tablets 350 and 750,
Liquid 250 and $1.00. eead direc-
tions and use only as directed,
A SINGLE Dr. Miles Anti-
A Pain Pill often relieves W l
Headache, Muscular Pains ,. \
or Vtincti6'nal Monthly Q
Pains -25 for 250, 125 B
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and use only as directed.
"THEY GIVE THEIR
LIVES -YOU LEND
Buy an Additional
Subscribe to The Star---$2 year.
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
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Ritz Theatre Building First Floor
PANAMA CITY, FLA
When you order printing from a travel-
ing salesman, you are never sure when
you will get it or what it will look like.
We can show you proofs and deliver the
job the same day. No letter to
write, no packages to cart from the
postoffice--just a telephone call to our
office and we do the rest.
PHONE 51 PORT ST. JOE
Coming to the
A Martin Theatre r. Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, MAY 8
Chapter 2 of Serial
"Don Winslow of
the Coast Guard"
May 9 and 10
CARTOON Mrs -N L Johnson
"HOW TO FISH"
TUESDAY, MAY 11
of jive and jam! ,' .
I o )
MAESTROS OF MELODY
Also \ Serial
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12
C' unDa in'
May 13 and 14
Mrs Tom Owens LATSET NEWS
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG FOU TH STR POTS.JE UFCUTFLRD RDY A ,4
TRANSFER AND STORAGE
MODERN STORAGE facilities. We
-make your moves easy,. Padded
vans; every load insured. VAN
HORN TRANSFER & STORAGE
CO., 28 First St., Panama City,
Fla. Day phone 92. Night phone
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-"A" gasoline ration book
bearing name of 'W. S. Smith.
Finder please erturn to The Stab
office or War Ration Board office.
SITTING IN WITH THE
(Continued from Page 1)
with an amendment protecting la-
bor's right to collective bargain-
ing, then passed to Jenkins, who
was on his toes waiting for the
play. Speed and beautiful team-
work won the, day. The question or
the "closed shop" in Florida will
be decided by the voters in 1944.
Terming alienation of affectioit
and breach of promise suits in this
state a "racket," Senator Johnson
of Brooksville ,introduced a bill
last week that would outlaw such
actions in Florida. "Any man who
.1 hold his own wife shouldn't
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ;
Sealed proposals will be received be able -to sue for damages nor
by the City of Port St. Joe, Flor- should a woman who can't h-old
ida, at the City Hall, Port St. Joe, her husband," .said Johnson. The
*Florida, until 11:00 A. M. o'clock, bill passed the senate 27 to 7.
.EWT, May 18, 1943, for furnishing
equipment at Hospital Building,
designated as FWA Project No. While most legisaltors have
'8-240 (N. F.). been too occupied with affairs of
:Specil;ications and contract doc- a-te to devote much time to
-uments are open to public inspec- a to evote muc me to
.tion at the City Clerk's. office, City "night life," the few who have
Hall, Port St. Joe. Florida, or may i stepped out fo.r an evening of rec-
'be obtained from Smith and Gil-I reaction are complaining of local
lespie, P. 0. Box 1048, at Jackson-
ville, Florida, upon deposit of $3.00. "clip joints." Several establish-
The full amount of the deposit for ments have instituted service, and
one set of documents will be re- .-over charges and "corkage"
turned to each actual Bidder upon s, and the unsuspecting nov-
return of all documents in good charges, an the unsuspecting nov-
.condition within 10 days after the ice who orders a 'bowl of cracked
,date of opening of olds. ice and a bottle of ginge.rale finds
: Bids must be accompanied by a he must ,lay the best part of his
amount not less than five (5%) day's pay on the line when he pays
per cent of the bid. his check. A 10-minu'te taxi ride
No bid may be withdrawn after can cost you anywhere from 50
the scheduled closing time for the cents to $2, and a slab of mediocre
receipt of bids for a period of 30 cents to $2, and a slab of m
days. cow ordered in the wrong place
The Owner reserves the right to in set you back for plenty of
reject any or all bids and' to waive folding money. (Remind me to ask
inforalities the state beverage department
City of Port St. Joe, Florida. about this "corkage" charge in a
By J. L. SHARIT. DRY county.)
4-30 2t Mayor. -
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS Chuckle of the week was the re-
Notice is hereby given that I buke given the house labor block
will be at the city hall between the by Rep. E. Clay Lewis Jr., of Port
hours of 3 p. m. and 5 p. m. from St. Joe, when in their eagerness to
May 3 to May 7, inclusive, for the .1 joint Resolution No. 13 they
purpose of inoculating dogs and amendments to
issuing dog; licenses as required voted against h. amendments to
by y Ordinance. protect labor's rights -to "collec-
All dogs found on the streets af-. tive bargaining." In. the excite-
iter May 7 without proper identifi- mont some of the fellows forgot
,cation tags will be impounded and viose side who was on.
disposed of according to law. _____-4
M. 0. FREEMAN,
2t Chief of Police. Send The Star to a friend.
At the April meeting of the
board of directors of the Port St.
Joe Kiwanis club, a resolution
was adopted in pro-test to Gover-
nor Holland's recent suggestion to
the legislature that county tax
mil-lage he lowered. It was pointed
out that the millage directly af-
fects our schools and its erasure
would seriously reduce funds, add-
ing further problems to the al-
readly sorely taxed administration
of our school system.
The c cunty-wid.e high school es-
say contest was officially closed
Tuesday and. Kiwanians are grati-,
fied at the -response from the stu-
dents. Their subject was "My Fu-
ture." Rev. Billy, Daniel already
has his committee, of judges at
work on the ess-,ys and they all
agree that the spirit and personal-
ities which the papers reveal-are
something for which our county
can be justly proud.
Jake White has something up
his sleeve for our committee on
agriculture to work on. J'ake hasn't
completed' plans for the project
yet, lbut we believe it's just a lot
Kiwanians contributed gener-
ously in the April War Bond drive
and additional bonds were pui
chased at club meetings to the
tune of $1,375.
The membership of the Kiwanis
club deplores the recent death ot
Mrs. Strickland, daughter of our
beloved member, Alphabet Cartel,
and sister of Mrs. J. R. Norton.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out
Guest at the April 29 meeting
was Lieut. 'S. R. Stone, U;SA, son
of Honorary Member "Uncle High"
Stone. Kiwanis is proud to have
members of the armed forces with
us, andi a standing invitation is
extended. Other recent military
guests were Capt. Ben Dickens Jr..
and Lieut. Henry G. Hughes.
BILLS AGAINST PROSTITUTION
(Continued from page 1)
has been convicted of violating
Set a maximum jail sentence of
five years or fine of $1000 for-
forcing or coercing a woman to
become a prostitute.
Make it unlawful to live off the
earnings of a prostitute.
Require all persons rejected for
military service because of ven-
ereal disease to submit to treat-
ment until cured, and make notice
of the reason for rejection prima
facie evidence, of infection.
Require doctors to, make report-s
on. treatment of venereal. disease
patients to the state board, of
health until the patient is cured.
Permit the state board of health
to use private physicians' reports
in requiring venereal disease pa-
tients to continue treatment. The
reports will not be subject to pub-
Start Early To Feed Chicks
Baby chicks are ready for feed
and water as soon as they have
fluffed out. At one time it was
thought best to dNlay feeding the
chicks until they were -from 48 to
72 hours old., but recent investi-
gations have shown that early
feeding is not harmful. A good
mash feed is best for chicks for
the first two or three weeks.
About 10 per cent of the coun-
try's 36,000 auto dealers went out
of business during 1942.
MRS. M. STRICKLAND
IS CALLED BY DEATH
(Continued From Page 1)
Parker, Dr. Thos. Meriwether, W.
C. Taunton and Tom Alsobrook.
The body, accompanied by mem-
bers of the immediate family, was
taken to Vero Beach yesterday
where last rites will be held, at 3
o'clock this afternoon.
The heartfelt sympathy of the
entire community goes out to Mr.
and Mrs. Carter and members ot
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