The star
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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: February 3, 1939
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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The Star-Florida's fattest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and uplullding of
the City of Port St Joe.


.. Port St. Joe-Site.of.the $7,500,000.
DuPont' Paper Mill-Florida's fast.
esl growing little city; : .. In
S, .ST' the heart of the pine belt.

The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center





Local Infantile Paralysis Cam-
paign Nets $243, According
To Clay Lewis

E. Clay Lewis, Jr., county chair
man of the committee for the.
celebration of h e president'
birthday, stated yesterday tha-
the campaign in Gulf county was
carried through to a splendid con-
clusion. The committee, from all
sources, had receipts ,of $361.46,
derived as follows: ."'March., of
Dimes" campaign,, $31.12; Port
St. Joe: Wonadns Cnlu' activities
at dance,'$34.25; sale of dance
tickets, $282.64; receipts of bene-
fit basketball game, $13.46: '.' :
'From the amount of $361.46 'is
deducted the-,.ollowing necessary
.expenses-: Due state office `for
dime" cards, $9;' felegrams and
postage, $1.50; expressage (adver.
rising, etc.,'from national' office),
$1.89; payment to nationall office
for supplies (cans, buttons, etc.),
$7.53; Woman's club (soft drinks,
etc.), $16.93; dance (orchestra,
etc.), $81, making a total expense
of $117.85, or a net for the com-
mittee of $243.61.
This amount is being forwarded
to George J. Avent at Jackson&-
ville, who haa -been appointed as
'tretasurer for tb h'tite m f Florida.
He will transmit 50 per cent of
our net proceeds to the" national
headquarters and will ,deposit the
remaining 50 per. cent in trust for
the county committees a fund to
aid local sufferers. from infantile
"The amounts named include
only the collections made in Port
St. Jpe," said- Mr. Lewis, "and do
not. include any' collections that
might have been made in Wewa-
hitchka. or. their parts of the
county,. of which the committee at
this time has no knowledge. Nei-
ther does it include the proceeds
of our fifty per cent of the
dimes mailed directly to President
Roosevelt at the White House.
The' amount mailed to the presi-'
dent will be received and audited
by Haskin & Sells, nationally
known auditors, and fifty per cent
thereof twll be transmitted to Mr.
Avent, as treasurer, to be credited
to the Gulf county committee's
trust fund.
"I would like to take this op-
portunity of expressing the thanks
of the state .committee, the na-
tional committee and of myself
.for the splendid co-operation ex-
tended in furtherance of this cam-
paign by George Tapper of Port
St. Joe, W. R. Connell of Wewa-
Shitchka, tthe International Paper-
makers' Union of Port St. Joe,
and especially to E. A. Hidalgo,
Brady Neil, Ralph Capter and L.
P. Sutton, who composed the com-
mitteee of the papermakers' union,
and also to the Port St. Joe Wo-
man's club. The foregoing indi-
viduals and organizations ren-
dered splendid work In behalf o~
this cause. However, after all is
said and done, the real credit is
due to the many, many people of
Gulf county who by their contri-
butions to this worthy cause made
the campaign the splendid success
that it was, and all of our thanks
go out to those persons who con-
tributed not only their time and
money but their efforts as well
'"Lat, but by no means least -in
their endeavor to carry out. aud
sponsor these' celebrations, our


Secretary of the Interior Wood-
ring at Washington this week ap-
proved an application of the Flor-
ida road department for authority
to construct a drawbridge across
the intracoastal canal at White
City, six miles northeast of Port
St. Joe, and for a temporary
bridge to serve during construc-
tion of the permanent structure.
It, is understood that the new
bridge will be similar to that near-
;ig completion over the canal at
the western city limits.




Oldtowners Defeat High School
25.10 and Papermakers Take
.Merchants 23 to 20

The Port St. Joe City Basket-
ball League season Opened Wed-
nesday night at the Centennial
building with Tapper's Old Town-
ers defeating the high school ag-
gregation 35 to 10, and the Pa-
permakers nosing out the Mer-
chants by the close score of 23 to
Both games were fast and at
times spectacular, and abounded
with difficult shots. The score of
t-hs first-gaspe .seems', to be one-
sided, but the playing was not,
and the high' school boys gave
such'a good account of themselves
that there is no doubt they will
give all other teams a run for
thedr money when they become
accustomed to the style of play.
They had the ball up the court
about as many times as did the
Old Towners, but were off on
shooting. Their passing was good,
but at times slowed up their play
some, for many times a player
was in position to shoot and
waited to pass to another who at
times was off position, and the
ball was lost. However, theymade
many tries for the basket but
were unfortunate. The Old Town-
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State C. of C. Will

Work on Trade Fair

Proposed By Kerr

Would Provide National Manufac-
turers With Display Space
For All Lines of Goods

SJ. L. Kerr left last evening for
Tampa where he will attend two
important committee meetings of
the Florida State Chamber of
.At the recent meeting of the
state chamber held in Jackson-
ville, Mr. Kerr presented a plan
for a "world trade fair" in Florida
similar to the Leipzig, Germany,
world trade exposition and mar-
ket. Mr. Kerr has been working
out the plan of this fair for the
past two years, which would give
Florida a place where manufac-
turers of the entire United States
could have their products on dis-
play for buyers from all over the
To assist plans of the proposed
world trade fair, Mr. Kerr and N.
P: Yowell of Orlando, state cham-
ber: vice-president, were added to
the group-to meet In Tampa, with
Earl W. Brown, general manager
of Florida National Exhibits, also

(Continued on Page 6) ... added as a x-offcfqo member. .




Tells Gainesville Civic Club That
Something Must Be Done To
Correct Present Taxes -

G. Pierce Wood of this city,
nominee for speaker of the Flor-
ida house of representatives, in
speaking Tuesday before a civic
club of' Gaineville, said that he
would not vote for a sales tax
"until something bas een done to
revise present taxes."
"I believe a sales tax to be one
of the' fairest of all taxes and in-
troduced 'nch a measure in 'tI
1935 session of the, legislare in
lieu of other taxes then proposed,"'
Wood said. He. .explained his
present ,stand by saying he had
seen "patchwork" done on various
taxes during his ten years in the
bouse and believed the legislature
now should do something to "cor-
rect present taxes."
Terming finance and taxation
the "problem of problems" facing
the legislature, Wood pointed out
that the cost of state government
had risen from $5,000,000 twenty
years ago to $45,000,000 a year.
"Every one of us'wants Florida
to progress, and for Florida to
grow we are going to have an in-
creased budget,' he said. He esti-
mated hifaesed revenue of 'at,
least $4,000,000 a year would be
Wood said he believed the pub-
-Mic would demand that the % of
1 per cent gross receipts tax be
repealed, and further stated that
the "best source for additional
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Firemen To Hold

Series of Dances

To Raise' Funds for Purchase of
Additional Fire Equipment

The Port St. Joe Volunteer Fire
Department members have formu-
lated plans for holding dances in
'the Centennial building on the
third Friday of each month for
the purpose of raising funds for
the purchase of additional equip-
ment for the department. The
first of these dances will be held
Friday evening, February 17, with
Bill Farmer's orchestra furnishing
the music.
The outstanding need of the
city's tire-fighting department is a
new fire truck, and this is- what
the boys are aiming at-to raise
sufficient funds to make the in-
itial payment and continue the
dances to meet future payments.
If everyone approached will buy
a ticket for these affairs it won't
take long to get the new truck.
And remember, you will not be
doing this for the fire-eaters-you
will be doing it for yourself and
your neighbors, for an adequate
fire-fighting force will. redound to
the benefit of the entire city.
Buy your tickets and dance to
the music of Bill Farmer's orches-
tra at the Centennial building on
February 17.
Ralph and Woodrow Wester,
convicted of killing their cousin
and uncle, W. W. Wester,- were
sentenced to life imprisonment
Wednesday at Marianna by Cir-
cuit Judge Ira A. Hutchison. The
judge overruled their motion for
a new trial. ,, b, .




DeSoto Exposition

Is Offering Visitors

Varied Attractions

Fete Marking' 400th Anniversary
Of Landing, of DeSoto More
Than Fulfilling Expectations

The great Pan-American' Her-
nando DeSoto Exposition, which
opened its gates in Tampa Tues-
day to celebrate the 400th anni-
versary of Hernando DeSoto's
landing at Tampa Bay, has already
more than lived up to advance
notices of its .wonders.
The new federal temple, hous-
ing the most comprehensive exhi-
bition the government has ever
presented, continues to be one of
the feature sights. The huge
buildings devoted to the exhibits
of the Cigar Manufacturers asso-
ciation, and the brilliant flower
show, have been other focal
points' for visitors.
_. i.gh spot next: week will 'e
Sasparilla Day, February 6, when
the pirate schooner "Jose 'Gas-
par' and its crew of modern buc-
caneers sails in to capture Tampa
and the' exposition. This event, an
all-day riot of revelry and color,
(Continued on Page 2)

W. S. Smith, editor of The Star,
accompanied by his wife and Mes-
dames W. M. Howell and D. C.,
Smith, left late last evening after
this edition of The Star was off
the press to take in the Hernando
DeSoto Eexposition at Tampa.
As a consequence, The Star of-
'ice will be closed until Monday
morning, unless Ye Ed meets up
with a cow on the highway, in
.which event the office will prob-
ably be closed for a much longer

Baptists Convene

In Port St. Joe for

Quarterly Meeting

Northwest Coast Association Con-
venes In This City First
Time In. History

The Northwest Coast Baptist
W. M. U. Association held their
first quarterly meeting with the
Port St. Joe church Thursday of
last week, with Mrs. G. A. Fel-
lows, president, presiding.
The meeting opened with song,
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds" and
was followed with prayer by Mrs.
J. J. Roche of St. Andrews. The
devotional was given by Mrs. Olyn
Sims of St. Andrews, taking as
her subject "Be Thou Faithful,"
and was followed with prayer by
Mrs. 'J. W. Bracon.
Minutes of the last meeting
were read and the treasurer's re-
port heard. The resignation of
Mrs.- D. M. Shearer as training
school chairman was read and ac-
cepted and a committee named to
select a new chairman.
The associational quarterly re-
port was given and reports of
various chairmen heard. Mrs. Fel-
lows reported the amount given
(Qoutinued pn page 6) ,

Representative Group of Ciit-
zens Hear Explanation By
Vandenberg As To Why St.
Joe Has Not Got Loans.

A representative group of, citi
zens of Port St. Joe met at the
American Legion hut Monday af-
ternoon for the purpose of bring-
ing to a head the matter of se-
curing larger Federal Housing
Administration loans in this city.
At the present time loans up to
,70 per cent are being granted oc-
casionally, though the majority
are from 50 to 60 per cent and
these .only in certain localities
and to few individuals.
The meeting was called for the
purpose of conferring with. H. A.
Vandenberg, district representa-
tive for the FHA, and previous to
his appearance a roundtable dis-
cussion.of the problem was held,
with Horace Soule acting as chair-
man of the gathering,
Mayor J. L. Sharit read a num-
ber of letters from FHI& officials
and Senator. laude Pepp.y i i-tli
stated that there was every indi-
cation that loans up to 75 per
cent would be granted 'here with
a 25 per cent escrow mortgage
with 20-year pay.
During the discussion Mr. Van-
denberg came in and sat down,
but as no one had met the gen-
tleman, it was several minutes
before it dawned. upon those pres-
ent who he was, when he was in-
vited to sit at the speakers, table.
During this time he apparently
gathered just what the meeting
was about.
To Answer Questions
Chairman Soule told Vanden-
berg that the main purpose in
having him present was to give
answers to a number of questions
that were uppermost in the minds
of those present.
"First," said Soule, "what is
your opinion as to the building of
homes in the Bay Ridge subdi-
vision? A number of individuals
have endeavored to secure loans
to put up homes there, but they
have all been turned down. Can
you tell us why?"
"Perhaps," replied Mr. Vanden-
berg, "there is some misunder-
standing as to what our require-
ments are. We must see that
houses are built with mortgages
that our sound. Our administrator
must see that such mortgages are
sound and that they meet all re-
strictions and requirements.
"We have five things that must
be taken into consideration: (1)
the house itself; (2) the neigh-
borhood; (3) the borrower; (4)
the relationship between the home
to be built and the neighboring
houses, and (5) the deed of trust
or mortgage, terms, interest rate
and terms of payment.
Must Have Restrictions
"The reason is that unless the
lot is located in an Area sur
rounded with restrictions, a mort-
gage will not be sound. Unless
property has a! resale value in
case the mortgage is foreclosed,
loans cannot be made. If houses
are built in restricted areas, we
will be glad to grant loans. If
those owning areas such as Bay
(Continued on Pag )


Society Personals Churches


At the regular meeting of tt
Port St. Joe Woman's club We
nesday afternoon, it was decide
to postpone election of office]
until the next meeting, Februar
15. The president, Mrs. B. .
Eells, was in charge.
Following roll call, reports wer
heard from the treasurer and con
mittees. Old and new business wa
disposed of and a short talk wa
given by Mrs. F. M. Campbel
The club at this time agreed t
sponsor 'distribution of article
made by N. Y. A. girls.
~rhe meeting^was then turned
over to Mrs. D. L. Owens, wh
gave a talk on. fine arts and ii
vited the members to view th
works of art on display. Mrs. W
A. Smith gave. a detailed demor
stratlon of pastel painting, als
oil painting and carved wood pic
tures. A song was sung and th
meeting turned over to the pres'
dent, who announced the program
for the next meeting.
.Following are the names of the
owners and list of art objects oi
display: Belgian tapestry, Mrs. C
E. Boyer; three pastels 'and oi
painting, Mrs. W.. A. Smith; two
water colors and porcelain paint
ing, painted by Mrs.' H. L. Lilius
four carved wood plaques and oi
painting, Mrs. Ted Frary; two oi
and three water colors, Mrs. L. H
R6bertson;- oil painting by Mrs
Whiteside of Apalachicola; oi
painting by Mrs. H. D. Marks, Sr.
of Apalachicola, owned 'by Mrs. G
A. Patton; four needle point pic
tures, one filet tablecloth and bne
lace centerpiece, Mrs. Paul Mar

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Fillingim of
Chipley celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary January 15
at- their home in the Washingtor
county city.
Children joining, them in this
fiftieth .anniversary were Mr. and.
Mrs. M. J. Fillingim and family ol
Port St. Joe, J. A. Fillingim and
family of Telogia, Fla., J. E. Fil
lingim and family of Campbellton
Mrs. G. T. Richter of Chipley and
Mrs. Verness Tew of Graceville,
In addition a number of friends
from parts of Alabama, Georgia
and Florida called upon the honor
guests during the course of the

The names of .the following pu-
pils of the Port..St. Joe school
appeared on the honor roll for the
period just ended:
First Grade-Billy Parker.
Second Grade-James Chatham,
Sonny Costin, Luther Parrott,
Buddy Ruiz, Kathleen Horton,
Betty- June Wright, Ramona
Third Grade-Margaret Mincey,
'David Malone, Ona Mae, White,
Betty June Thurman.
Fourth Grade-Francis Burgess,
Edna eollings~worth, Sara Jo Cos-
tin, Sara Horton, Betty McPhaul,
Jerry Sowers, oyce Fuller, Wade
Barrier, Luther Carden, Tommy
Hull, John Sealey.
Fifth Grade-Valjean Simmons,
Martha Brinson, Jackie Fillingim,
Wanda Spencer.

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Graves and
Mrs. J. W. Patterson left yester-
day for Tampa to- attend the De-
Soto Exposition.

Mr. and Mrs. H. VonMiller of
Tallahassee were the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Huel

Kent Morris of Crossett, Ark.,
is a business visitor in the city
this week.,

At the Churches

Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m.
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers, meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.

Rev. H. P. Money, Pastor
Full-time services
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. ra.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.--Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday

10:00 a. m.--unday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:30 p..m.-Preaching service.

D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
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The circles of the Baptist Mis-
sionary society held their regular

Mrs. J. T. McNeill was the gra
ciousl hostess to the Susannah
Wesley and Marie Jones Circles
of the Methodist Missionary so-
oiety Monday afternoon at her
home at Lagoon Beach.
Attractive vases of cut flowers
and potted plants decorated the
living room and dining room,
which were opened en suite to
entertain the guests.
The following program was pre-
sented by members of the circles:
Song, "America the Beautiful."
Prayer by Mrs. George Patton.
Contest, scripture game and a
"Bible Bee"; Mrs. Roy Gibson
scored high and Mrs. W. J. Daugh-
try second. Solo, "Beautiful Dream-
land," by Mrs. Roy Gibson, accom-
panied at the piano by Mrs. Chas.
Parker. Piano solo by Mrs. Erie
Hickey. Duet, "Carolina Moon,"
by Mrs. Edwin Ramsey and Mrs.
Roy Gibson. "World Tour" con-
test" 'in which Mrs. Henderson
Spence and. Mrs. Temple Won high
and second place. A musical ro-
mance related to the Civil War, by
Mrs. James Marea and Mrs. Ralph
Swatts. Fortunes. were told by
Mrs. McNeill, after which Mrs.
Gibson, to the delight of the mem-

meeting at the church Monday af- bers, sang Love You Truly"
ternoon with Mrs. J. R. Holliday and. was followed by "Bachelors

presiding. An interesting steward-
ship program was rendered. Twen-
1 ty-three .members, and one visitor
were present.
The meeting was, opened with
Song, "I Love to Tell the Story."
e followed by the scriptures, taken
From Ephesians 5;1 17. Prayer was
by Mrs. J. O. Baggett, after which
Mrs. Lewis Perritt gave an, inter-
esting talk "Tith'es and Offer-
ings," and was followed with
prayer by Mrs. J. F. Miller. Mrs.
f Baggett spoke on "My Creed As
a Tither" and Mrs. Holliday on
S"Using Our Talents for the Glory
Sof God." Tithing cards were dis
tribute and a song, "I Gave My
Life for Thee," was sung. After a
Short business session the meeting
f was. dismissed by repeating the

A special meeting of the Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary was held
Wednesday afternoon at the Le-
gion hut when Mrs. George As-
bell, third district vice-president,
of St. Petersburg, gave an inter-
esting talk on child welfare and
the national 'defense program.
It was voted at this meeting to
send Mrs. Lois VanHorn, presi-
dent of the local, auxiliary, as a
delegate to the mid-winter confer-
ence in Tallahassee- this week-
end and: to attend the special
meeting, on child- welfare to be
held tomorrow.

F. A.. LeHardy and daughter.
Miss. Margaret LeHardy, of Al-
bany, 'Ga., arrived last week. and,'
are the- guests of Mr. and Mrs. F.
A.. LeHardy, Jr., while in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hauser and
little daughter, Frances, spent
Sunday in Panama City.

Mr- and Mrs. D. H. Bynum of
Olustee visited in this city Tues-

Miss Alma Burgess was a week-
end, visitor in Pensaeola.T

D.. B. .Lewis spent the weekend
in Tallahassee with- his family.
Mr. and:Mrs. C. Adams of.Bris-
tol moved to this.city Saturday..

Mr. and Mrs. Philip-'Lovett and r
Mrs. Emma Farr spent the week-
end. at the Dead Lakes, guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W..T. Rowell,.. d

and Maids" wedding march.
Circle members enjoying this
delightful occasion with the hos-
tess, were Mesdames 0. Branch,
George Suber, Roy Gibson, H. C.
Spence, Charles Parker, Robert
Bellows, R. W. Smith, J. L. Sharit,
J. Blount, E. Ramsey, S. Overby,
J. E. Bounds, Taunton,. Neidig, B.
tH. Smith, S. Overby,. Jas. Marea,
R. Swatts, Bradbury, Thompson,
R. R. Hodges, G. A. Patton, H. L.
Bartee, and Stagge and the Rev.
D. E. Marietta. Guests present
were Mesdames E. Hickey and W.
J. Daughtry, each of whom was
presented with a memento of the
Delicious refreshments of chick-
en salad, wafers, sandwiches, cake
and hot coffee' was served.

Mrs..W. S. Smith was hostess
to the Wednesday Bridge club
this week at her home on Wil-
liams avenue, when two tables
were. in progression. After the
hour of play, scores were tallied
and prizes were presented' to Mrs.
P. D. Farmer, high, and Mrs. W;:
M. Howell, cut.'
The hostess served cake and ice'
cream to Mesdames P. D. Farmer,
'W M. Howell, Shannon, M. Lar-
kin, D. C. Smith, W. A. Wood and
T. V. Westbrook.

Mrs. M., P. Tomliason enter-
tained: the Thursday. Bridge club
yesterday at her home on Eighth
street. Several progressions were
played, after which scores were
tallied and prizes awarded. De-
licious refreshments were served
by the hostess to the members

Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneider,
Arthur Lupton: and T. W: Wldson
attended, the child welfare meet- t
ing Monday night in Panama.City.

Rev, and Mrs. H. F. Beaty. spent ]
Monday in Tallahassee,. guests, of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Adams and
Miss Bernice Beaty. 1

Mr,: and Mrs. Wayne Cogsdill b
and, Mrs. E,. Cogsdtll: of Gaines.
ville, arrived. Wednesday to spend
several days in this city visiting i
*& *f ii
Mrs. B. B:. Conklin spent Satur- i1
lay in Mar~anna. i

`Basket League Tax Revision

(Continued from Page 1) (Continued from Page 1)
ers took advantage of this and revenue is through a tax on in-
rushed the ball back for baskets. tangibles and personal property."
Dick Stepp starred for the high He said the tax had been used for
school with three clean shots. 94 years and "since its very in-
Bill Trawick got a basket, andthe ception has been dwindling."
other points were scored on free He said gasoline, automobile
throws. For the Old Towners, tag license and liquor taxes are
Boyer, Wadsworth and Dendy did as high as they can go, while-
a 5-4-3-2 act, Tapper getting 5, amusement and luxuries already
Wadsworth 4, Boyer 3 and Dendy. are heavily taxed by the federal
2. The Judge did not play in the government.
second half or he might have "We can expect no increase in
evened things. The two shots he real estate taxes, as there is even
did make brought bursts of ap- now a movement to do away with
plause from the crowd, as they them," Wood added. He also said
were both long tries. With a bit small counties would not approve
more practice this team will be of an increase in taxes on horse
in shape to show the way and will and dog racing.
be hard to beat. Other problems facing the lgis-
The set-to between the Paper- lature are the citrus industry and
makers and the Merchants was a revision of the criminal code, he
sizzler, and here again lack of added.
practice was evident, but there --
was enough to show that the city Advertising pays-try it!
league is going to offer some fine .I
sport. This game was a see-saw
affair and the result was in doubt
up to th'e final whistle. The game
was featured by accurate slioot-
The first, half ended 9 to 6 in
favor of the mill team, but early
in the second half the Merchants

evened the score, and from then
on it was anybody game, with
every point hotly contested. But BETTER WATCH OUTI
the mill boys forged ahead just Dracula and 1rankenstein
before the final whistle. It would
be hard to select any one out- Are Coming!
standing player in thts game, as E-DO
the teams were so evenly matched THE -DOUBLE
and the team work was so good H-O-R-R-O-R
that when they settle into their H 1 R- -t.
stride these teams will play ball SHOW OF THE CENTURY!
that should win in any man's
league. Hidalgo was high point
man with five field goals.
The crowd was not up to ex-
pectations for an opening session, WE DARE YOU
but there were some circum,
stances that caused this. Owing to TO SEE
some misunderstanding it was im-
possible' to gain entrance to the the strangest,
hall until shortly before time for
the first game, and many folks most terrifying char-
came and left thinking the games acter in all fiction
would not be played. brought to life in the
Basketball fans are promised most thrilling of all
some real sport in future games motion pictures!
as the teams whip into shape and
they will produce the thrills that
are always part of a real game.
The same teams will play on
Monday and Friday evenings next
week, but with different oppdn-
ents. Games will be played on i
Monday and Fri'day of each week
until 12 games have been played D
by each team. The season is short
owing to a late start.
Referees for Wednesday night's
games were Prof. Collis Land and
Charles Parker. Prof. D. G. Mc-
Pherson acted as timekeeper.
What is the lure of Dra-

Why. is his kiss. irresist-
(Continued from Page 1) ible?
will include a parade in which is this strange man,
more than 50 floats and 30 bands dead is5hi strange mayet
will take part. dead50 years, and yet
Shrine Day, February 13, will be alive
another outstanding-event on the
calendar. Nobles from all over the The-Story Of The Strang-
United States are expected to be est PassionThe World Has
present for. this occasion, which
will be marked by an enormous Ever Known!
parade, entertainment, band con-
certs and the contagious merry-
making for which the Shrine is Boris. Karloff
Ernie Young's famous "Follies in
International" will .be the fea-
tured grandstand attraction and T
automobile racing as well as /lkn(i ,
Lucky- Teter and his- Daredevil
IHell Drivers will headline, the
varied entertainment program. te RI TIGHT SSHO
On-, the gigantic midway, the
atest ride devices and the last IV A YG1HT-
Word in shows will be presented FRIDArY NI HT
by the Royal American Shows. FEBRU Y
Georgia leads -all states in the ....
production of' peanuts, watermel-
ins, sweet potatoes, naval stores, If you-,have a weak heart -
mproved-varleties of pecans, pim- bring. yor. companion
entos and' fresh peaches for mar-








E rUKT ki. dt-lt-, PL K UP


City May Get

Higher Loan

(Continued from Page 1)
Ridge will surround their pro]
erty with restrictions meeting th
FHA requirements we will in
mediately grant loans. That is nc
the case in Bay Ridge. Lots ar
-small. We require houses be se
not less than ten feet from th
property line on each side. Th
Bay Ridge lots are but 47 fee
and after twenty feet is taken of
it would leave but 27% feet fc
the house, which would not b
sufficient for a well proportion
"Supposing," said Soule, "tha
an individual secured blueprints
etc., to put a house on a lot her
in Port St. Joe that already ha
sewer--and water connections an
paved streets. Could he get
City Lots Too Small
"Not if the lot was but 471.
feet wide," replied Vandenberg
"and I understand that the ma
jority of the lots in. this city ar
not much wider than this."
Ross Watson interrupted at thi
point to say: "We submitted th
Florida Housing plat to the FHi
when we were, ready to begil
building and they. turned it dowy
-because we did not have th
proper restrictions. We resubdi
vided and placed restrictions 0o
the property as required and i
was then accepted, and we fine
the plan very good. I don't be
lieve the FHA will accept thi
city's present zoning as restric
tions. I believe tnat restriction!
to meet FHA requirements mus
be set up in the deed."
"That is generally the case,
said Vandenberg. "You must havw
houses grouped in a neighborhood(
where they all conform. In other
words, build $1500 homes in
$1500 district and $5000 homes in
a $5000 district. If a $5000 home
is to be built in a $3500 district
the FHA would class the home as
a $3500 one and make a loan ac
cordingly, as the adJoining homes
would depreciate its value in the
event it had to be sold.
Must Consider Future Growth
"Our sole purpose in laying
down these restrictions is to take
into consideration the future
growth of your city, and I fee]
that when the population reaches
7500 or 10,000 population, which
should be very shortly from pres
ent indications, you. will appreci-
ate this fact"
"Now another question," said
Soule. "How about those who de-
sire to put up a cheaper home? A
large number of paper mill work-
ers would like to' build homes
ranging from say $1000 to $1500
and probably would be able to
pay $201' to $25 per month. How
would they'go about it?"
"If there is property that can
be laid out and properly restricted
for that type of home, it could be
arranged," replied Vandenberg..
"It is this way," broke in Mayor
Sharit, "we feel that if a man
owns a piece of property in Port
St. Joe, he should be able to se-
cure a grant for a home 'regard-
less of where it is located."
"We have this same thing to
contend with in other cities," said
Vandenberg. "There are districts
in some cities where we abso-
lutely refuse to grant loans. If
there is a group of houses already
established in a district, that au-
tomatically sets up restrictions
and I do not believe deed restric-
tions would be necessary in. that
case, provided the houses already
built. have a fair valuation."
In regard to this point, a num-
ber of sections of the city were
cited as examples where homes of
from $1500 to $2500 are desired to
be erected.
"I would like to-make the sug-
gestion,' said Soule, "that the peo-
ple ask that the FHA district of-
fice send over men to lay out
Port St. Joe in restricted and un-

restricted sections and get thi
thing settled once and for all s
that we will know wnat we ca
Build and where."
Suggests Larger Lots
Mr. Vandenberg suggested the
the. best thing to do would be t
P" try in some way to get larger lot!
e as the way Port St. Joe is laid ou
n now most of the residence lot
are too small, and the FHA want
e to have at least twenty feet be
ttween houses in order to develop
e more pleasing and symmetrical
e residential areas.
"I will take this matter up a
the Jacksonville office," promise.
3r Vandenberg, "and we will see i
e we can work it out. We can'
please everyone, but if we can
please the majority, I believe tha
will be something."
s, T. H. Stone took the floor and
e stated: "Your answers have defi
Snitely cleared up the FHA to me
and I believe for a large number
a of others also. We seem to hav
been under considerable misai
prehension, but I can see it ver:
clearly now, and I feel that if
man is sent here to look over the
city, we can get this straightened
e out in a satisfactory manner."
Mayor Sharit was authorized b:
Those present to carry out to
e conclusion the matter of bringing
in FHA men and going over thi
n city in order to have all property
n placed in its proper classification
Sfor loans.
Need Lending. Institution
n "I believe the main reason yoi
people:. have been running ii
circles for the past 18 months, as
your chairman stated at the be
e ginning of this meeting, has .beei
because you have had no lending
s institution jn the city," said Mr
Vandenberg, in conclusion. "You
, need someone here in Port St
Joe to look to for money, such as
a bank, a loan association or ar
individual with capital, to recom
mend and make these loans. The
1 FHA does not make the loans-ii
merely guarantees them."
A rising vote of thanks& was
' tendered. Mr. Vandenberg, and ii
was the general consensus thai
now that the ball had beer
started rolling we should soon see
the city platted to conform to the
restrictions laid down by the FHA
which should mark the beginning
of considerable development in
the .matter of providing more
Houses in. Port St. Joe to care for
the housing shortage that has
been one of the mam. drawbacks
in the anticipated rapid growth of
the city.




Sixty-seven Gulf County School
Children Reacting To Skin
Tests Are X-Rayed

The Gulf county health unit
has begun a war on tuberculosis,
and last week X-rays were taken
of all those pupils who reacted
positively to the skin tests given
previously in -the tenth, eleventh
and twelfth grades and to the
"contacts," that is, where there
was tuberculosis in the family.
This clinic resulted in 67 being
X-rayed, which is' by no means
all who needed it, but the best
that the health department could
do at this time. The Florida
Power corporation aided greatly.
in this work by assisting in in-
stallation of the X-ray machine
and by furnishing electricity for
its operation without cost. ,
The county health unit hopes
that this tuberculosis program
will make the community more
conscious of the dangers of this
disease and the need for its early
Before extensive efforts were
made to cure tuberculosis, it was
estimated that about 90 per cent
of the world's population carried
germs of the disease. Prevention

measures in recent years have re-
duced this number to about 65
per cent. Tuberculosis causes
more deaths among women up to
the age of 25; among men the
death rate increases after 25. If
discovered in time the disease Iis
curable. When it has reached an
advanced stage it is incurable.
X-rays reveal its presence in time
to perfect a cure.
Anyone worried about the pos-
sibility of having tuberculosis is
urged to go to a doctor for a
thorough examination. Don't wait.
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Phone 100

Port St. Joe, Fla.


H. C. Whitaker, 64, postmaster
at Daykin, Nebr., died January 20
at the U. S. veterans' hospital in
Lincoln, Nebr. Cause of death was
a cerebral hemorrhage, thought to
have been due to strain from
overwork during the holiday rush.
Mr. Whitaker, a member of
Loyalty .Post No. 194, American
Legion, at Alexandria, Nebr., was
married to Mrs. Madaleine E. Mc-
Carty of Port St. Joe on Septem-
ber 20, 1937.
In addition to the widow, he is


survived by a brother, Dr. M. C.
Whitaker of Lexington, Nebr.; a
sister, Mrs. H. M. Sanders of
Oklahoma City; a niece and two

Comptroller J. M. Lee this week
announced that total deposits in
Florida state banks on December
31 were $79,900,000, against $75,-
903,000 the year before, an in-
crease of almost $4,000,000.
During the same period state
bank resources increased $4,600,-
000 to $93,100,000.



W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The Star Building
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 ....$1.25
Three Months ......65c

--. Telephone 51 )e-

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.

Perhaps our readers have never given seri-
ous thought to the sacrifices our home mer-
chants have made during times of depression
that they might have in stock a complete as-
sortment of gods in thle respective lines they
Pride in their business was the incentive
that spurred them on to fill in depleted stocks
when there was only a remote chance of a
turnover coming quickly enough to mean a
profit on the goods they were buying.
This service, accepted by customers prob-
ably without thought of the sacrifice it rep-
resented on the part of the merchants, was
something deserving a great degree of ap-
preciation. They were using forethought for
their customers, trying to anticipate their
needs. Perhaps some found fault with the
stocks on hand, never giving a thought to
the hardship of carrying even what was there
so that there might be a wider selection.
Now that times are beginning to improve
and we may look forward to having a bit of
extra money to spend now that the St. Joe
Lumber and Export company mill is in op-
eration and we have prospects of securing
75 per cent FHA loans which should develop
a fall building boom, let's not run off some-
-where else to spend it, and let's forget about
-the mail order catalogs that most everyone
has kicking around the home. This is a
period during which gratitude for what they
have done demands that we patronize our
own home merchants here in Port St. Joe to
the exclusion of those far off, that they may
'ave a chance to secure reimbursement, at
least in part, for what they nave expended
in our behalf.
No merchant suggested this to us or asked
that we print any such statement. The edi-
tor, though a comparative, newcomer, had
visited the city, a goodly number of times
in the four years prior to locating here, and
knows about what stock has been carried by
the local merchants. We write this merely
because our own observation shows this is
'true, and we believe mention of it now will
cause many of our people to give thought to
the situation where otherwise they might
nbt realize it.

If Port St. Joe property owners can se-
cure 75 per cent FHA loans on new con-
struction, which we trust will soon be the
case, we will see a big boost in, local busi-
ness, as at the present time it is estimated
that between 50 and 60 per cent of the pay-
roll money from the paper mill goes out of
town. And when you draw $35,000 or more
per month from the trade channels of a city
the size of Port St. Joe it is felt by every-
body. Larger FHA loans means more homes
for the working men who are now compelled
to rent houses in nearby towns due to the
housing shortage here.

No matter which man of several prospects
a woman marries, she always thinks she
picked the wrong one.

Users of newspaper space always reap
good returns. People who realize the value
of a dollar always read the ads. They know
they 'sve by buying advertised goods.

In looking back over the files of The Star
for the past year, the editor was highly grati-
fied with the number of civic affairs of vari-
ous types that had been carried out mainly
through publicity in our news columns. Prac-
tically every kind of local activity-business,
sports, social, church and school-apparently
depended for their success very greatly upon
publicity. And The Star is Port St. Joe's in-
strument of publicity. But this was' not all
that The Star had done in promoting these
community activities. In addition to the col-
umns of news matter contributed toward the
success of these affairs, many of the admis-
sion tickets, placards and hand bills were
printed without cost or at actual cost.
The editor takes pride in the fact that this
newspaper was partly instrumental in the
successful culmination of these various ac-
tivities, and feels somewhat disappointed
that he was not able to aid further. But, like
other businesses, a profit must be shown in

Conducting the newspaper or it soon would
Pass out of existence.
It would be an undoubted advantage to
Port St. Joe if The Star'were able to set
aside out of its yearly earnings, a definite
Fund, much as banks set aside surplus funds,
to fight any community tendency toward
stagnation-have the means at hand to take
up the cudgels in behalf of those things and
activities which require intelligent publicity
to enable a progressive community to express
itself by effective, united action in any given
direction. ...
The Star is endeavoring to meet this need,
not out of a maintained community fund of
its own to cover the cost of spreading infor-
mation through its pages, to print promo-
tional placards, to sponsor public meetings
and encourage church, educational and sports
activities, but meets the, community's re-
quirements out of its own insufficient earn-
ings. Your home-town newspaper cannot
carry this burden, much as it would like to,
by itself. Merchants and business men of the
city must use the advertising columns and
/have their printing done at home instead of
patronizing the mail order printing plants.
Your newspaper is the only medium fitted
to carry out the promotional community
work which is so vital to the city's progress,
and which no other individual and no other
single business institution can successfully
There must be and should be "free pub-
licity." The Star does not want to dodge this
necessity, nor should it. Churches,, our civic
organizations and our schools should not be
required to pay of their own funds any con-
siderable sums of money to carry on their
activities insofar as publicity is concerned.
Publicity is most effectively and economically
achieved by the community's newspaper. It
is the newspaper's primary function.
But the successful carrying out of ,this
function must necessarily be limited by the
newspaper's financial resources, which are
derived entirely from advertising and com-
mercial printing. The more advertising a
newspaper carries, the more it can devote
toward promoting the welfare and progress
of the community.
"Free publicity" is a function of a truly
community newspaper which we believe to
be entirely legitimate under the stated cir-
cumstances. It is not curtailment of this
practice for which we are now appealing, but
rather an expansion of it, by bestowing upon
your home town newspaper the complete
patronage and, support by means of which,
and by no other possible means, it can hope
to "carry on" as- it should and as the com-
munity of Port St. Joe has a right to expect.

"The House By the Side of the Road" has
been converted into a filling station and hot
dog stand.-Florida Times-Union. Most of
them we have seen were jooks.

Feminine hair is up, the trend in decorating
is Victorian, a southern college endorses'the
Ten Commandments. It's modern to be old-
fashioned.-Atlanta Constitution.


Tallahassee, the capital of the
state of Florida, may some day
have ocean-going ships docking in
the city limits, if Congressman
Millard CGaldwell's resolution for
surveying a navigable canal route
from the St. Marks river to the
capital-about 15 miles-passes.
'The planned resolution would
authorize and direct the secretary
of war to have the preliminary
survey made to determine the
feasibility of such a canal. The
St. Marks river now has a deep
water channel from the Gulf of
Mexico to the town 'of Newport.
Above -Newport it is not navi-
gable because of bridges, curves
and sandbars.

Science is a wonderful thing-
it creates all sorts of remedies for
making one well, but does little
about stopping the manufacture
of coffins.-Times-Union.


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Meeting Tuesday Monday night at the C'entennial
^ building, the St. Joe Hi4h girls'
iody Votes Unanimously to Ex- basketball team defeated a town
tend Noon Period 10 Minutes I team by the score of 20 to',9. This
Swas a preliminary to the garie be-
A)' meeting of the student coun- tween the Gulf Power team of
Sw.as called Tuesday to settle Panama City and Tapper'+ Old
I Towners for the benefit of the in-
qe question as to how long we fantile paralysis fund. A croud of
i.,uld have for lunch. This meet- about 200 witnessed the ganies.
g was the second for the coun- Allah Mae Darcy of the high
il during this school' year. Every school team was high point "wo-
ember was present, with 'Presi- man. with 10. points and Florene
ent Winston Jones presiding. ii Joihson was high for the town
The president opened the meet- team with five markers.
~g in the usual order, asking' or The high school quintet got off
t discussion on the subject as to to a fast start and were never
whether we should have 10 min- headed throughout the conflict.:
sites longer for our noon period The score at the nalf was 12-4 in
Ind get out in the afternoon 10 favor of the high girls. Excellent
minutes later, making school let uacding by the high school girls

)ut at 4 o'clock.
After a somewhat hearty dis-
ussion the president called for a
So:te on the questIon. The result
Cs unanimous, even the seventh
ind eighth grade representatives,
who during the first part of the
discussion stated their respective
,lasses .were against getting out
ater in the afternoon because of
:he fact the bus pupils would get
iome just that much later, voted
'or this new change in schedule.

prevented the owners from get-
ting close to the basket to shoot.
i'he high/ school girls showed
considerable spirit in their playing
which hasn't been noticed before.
We hope they will keep up the
good work! Lack of practice, and
poor teamwork was a great handi-
cap to the town girls.


SNow the decision rests in the
lands of Principal D. G. McPher- Lillian Chandler-The prettiest
son, who must approve of a propo- hands.
sition before it becomes a law of Martha Hinson-Sweetest dispo-
,i school. But we think now that sition.
4e student council of Portt St. Florence Faciane-Most timid.
foe high school has utalfimously Margie Kirkland-Pretty legs.
roted for this proposition that Mr. Dorothy Crockett-Most polite.
MiPherson will approve and pass Mary Guertin-Tallest girl.
it.- Oal Green-Smartest girl.
The question .was also' brought Evelyn Thorpe-Prettiest hair.
ap as to whether the high school Dorothy Trawick-The prettiest
band should go to the basketball dimples.
an'mes away from home. 'There Dick Stepp--That school' girl
was considerable debate on this complexion.
natter; due to the financial con- David Maddox-Quietest boy.
irtion of the school. However, it Bobby Coburn -Most serious-
was decided that .the question minded.
should be brought up in chapel Paul Johnson-Noisiest in the
todayy and let Mr. McPherson and room.
Director Dan Farmer talk to the Joe Lilienfeld-Best dancer.
student body about it. Al Schneider-Most polite.
-- -k Max Maddox A bookkeeping
IMAGINE genius.
(You may an, welr start now)'. Willard 'Gilbert Most studlous

Rk ---
aul not knowing his lesson.
1 l M.ie .with big feet.
Ed Hutiftt dancing.
'Dorothy Trawick not blushing.
(?urnpv ,- without a new boy friend.
',Kathl+eln with small feet.
Lunnette without her love for
" Leo nor losing his books.
Max coming to school for a
ek on time-.
Jesse talkirng plain.
i.'artha without Brady.
Bridv not looking through the
Aventh grade window between
Tuppy turning down Joe fbr
-iaxs nben Joe has a car.
lAdelaide getting mad.
iau! keeping his mouth shut
artha and Brady getting mad
pt each other.p
.'orotby Crockett without Dave's
u`re in her locket.
S'alev and Lillian not being to-
.iber for a week.
Betty Jo without her love for
.rbleen being mad at Dave;.
rginia not wearing Frank's

-inston taking someone else
Allah Mae to a dance.
rpie Kirkland flirting.
rothy Trawick in a hurry.
Winhton, with brown eyes.

Edward Hufft-Ladies' man.

Name: Murnice Taunton.
Born: Bristol, Fla.,
Date: July 3, 1923.
Age: 15.
Hobby: Writing notes to Ed.
Antipathy: Hot nights.
Ambition: Washing Ed's foot-
ball uniform.
Nickname: Butter Ball.

Name: Lunette Hammock.
Born: Madison, Fla.
Date: December 19, 1922.
Age: 16.
Hobby: Writingi to Roy and
playing "Boo!"
Ambition: To be a housewife,
Anitpathy: Goodbys.
Nickname: Cooter.
.' -------------.
Hair-Miss Solomon.
Eyes-Miss Collier.
Lips-Miss Gunn,
Teeth-Miss Tompson.
Complexion-Mrs; Lewis.
Figure-Miss McClellan.
Legs-Miss Arnold.
Feet-Miss McClellan.
Personality-Miss Tompson.

rThere were 54,440 'active gas
wells in the United States at the
end of 1937.,

,-- THE STAFF' ,*
Editor-In-Chief.........Dick Stepp
Assistant Editor....Bobby Coburn
Sports Editor........Al Schneider
Society Editors............ Opal
Greene and Dorothy Crockett
Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson

Safety Movie Is

Seen By Students

Comedies and Basketball Pointers
Make Up Part of Show

The movie presented at the au-
ditorium Tuesday evening for the
benefit of the athletic association
of Port St. Joe high school was
viewed and enjoyed. by a large
number of students of the high
and grade schools.
The picture was set rolling by
three rip roaring comedies and re-
ceived much applause. The second
part was of a more serious nature
in the form of a safety picture
.entitled "A Chance to Lose." It
contrasted the gambling game of
today with those hazards of the
thoroughfares, reckless driving,
bad: brakes, drunken driving and
.a new public nuisance, the "traf-
fic bblly," the fellow who thinks
the ro.d and the world belong to
him. '
We thIJk we have stressed the
bad points of the picture thor-
oughly and propose to list the bet-
ter points. First honor goes to
the policemen, and traffic cops of
the highways ,nd second to the
School Boy Patrol. This organiza-
tion is practicing with success in
our own alma mater (our school).
The last, and in no wise the least,
horor goes to the clear-headed hu-
man who. is behind the wheel or
walking the pedestrian ways.
The third part of the program
showed principles underlying the
playing of our own national win-
ter sport, basketball. The points
were brought out by a high-rank-
ing athletic association, of the
United States of which Nat Hoi-
man (coach at N. Y. U.) is chair-
All in all, the .movie proved a
success and was entertaining and
enjoyable as well as educational.

"'Margie Kirkland playing her
clarinet in a symphony orchestra.
'Dorothy Crockett's daughters
winning beauty contests.
Dorothy Trawick the torch sing-
er in Joe's jazz band.
"Opal Green helping her husband
sell furniture.
Mary Guertif running a boarc-
ing house.
Martha Hinson' keeping house
for Brady.
Lillian Chandler still going with
Evelyn. Thorpe the head nurse
of a big hospital.U
Florence Faciane delivering tel-
Dick Stepp still paying his 1939
class dues.
David Maddox the president of
a shipping company.
Bobby Coburn the editor and
chief of the Port. St. Joe News-
Paul Johnson the president of
Johnson & Sons saw mill.
Joe Lilienfeld the leader of a
jazz orchestra.
Al Schneider owning the largest
department store in Port St. Joe.
Max Maddox hurrying home to
Willard Gilbert a teacher of
Edward Hufft still the ladies'
Vitamin A is important to air-
plane pilots, since a lack of it may
result in night blndness..


Pat: "Get up, Mike. The ship's
on fire."
Mike (drowsily): 'That's noth-
ing-it's on water, too.'
Prof.: "What's the matter Wil-
Willie: "I don't like school, and
I have to stay here until I'm 14."
Prof.: "That's nothing. I have
to stay here until I am 65."
There has been an increase of
325 per cent in the number of per-
sons attending colleges and 800
per cent in the number of high
school students in the last thirty


The department .of agriculture
estimates that tf all the laq of
the United States w-er laid.ou1 iii
the pr-_ r i',rt 'nO ot'a lii,-.-,:re-t ield,
there would be 19 acre- of tilled
fields, 37 acres of pasture land, 32
acres of -woodland and about 12
acres of waste land or land used
for building sites, roads, etc.
Crop experts predict the 1939
.strawberry acreage in the United
States will be about 197,000 acres,
the largest since 1929.
There is enough water in the
world to cover the earth two miles
deep if all the surface was level.

It pays to advertise-try it!

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Washing, Polishing and Greasing

S Have That Old Battery

and Save the Price o Guar-
of a New One anteed


H. J. GOLDTHWAITE, Agent, Box 725, Panama City, Fla.

P Millions of users feel that they, getquicker, more pleas-
ant, more effective relief from ALKAr-SELTZERthan from,
Sold-fashioned unpalatable preparations.. That's why
,; .AKA -SEILTZER is more in demand than almost any
fi other: single: item in-the average drug store.
We: recommend 'ALKA-SELTZER for the relief of
C Gas on Stomach, Sour Stomach, Headache, Colfds,;.
* "Mor.n g:AfterI Muscular Pains, and as a Gargle
in. Mior; Throat,.Irritations.
We really-:mean it.
Use ALIA-SELTZER for any or all.of these discom-
Sforts, Yoti money bade-if 'it fai4 to relieve.
In' ,addition to an analgesic (Acetyl-Salicylate
of sSoda), each glass of ALKA-SELTZER
*. .. contains alkalizers which help -to
correct those everyday afiients
l| due to Hyper-Acidity.
In 30 and 600 packages at your
drug store.

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r~RIDAY, FEBRUARY.'3,, 999





Mr. and Mrs. A; M. Mitchell
left Sunday for.. Dothan, Ala.,
where- r. Mitchell will be in the
employ of the Southern Liquid
.gas company. Mr. Mitchell was
formerly in charge, of the St. Joe
as company in this city. Their
address in Dothan is 819 S. Saint
Andrewe i\treet.


FOR SALE-Three practically new
33x6.00 tires. Good tread. At a
bargain. C. E. Stebel, Wimico
Lodge, White City. 2-3*


HOUSE FOR RENT-Four-rooms,
celled. Biyvlew Heights. Apply
St. Joe Lumber Co. It
APARTMENT-B rooms and bath;
lights, water furnished; prefer
S'tenants with no children. C. W.
Horton, 8th Street, Port St. Joe.
Phone 70. It
UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
Ins; eied overhead and sides;
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 12121tf
IF YOU have a room f9r rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
Try it today. t

"The Rise and Decline of the Old
City of St. Joseph," the only au-
thentic history of the long-dead
birthplace of Florida's first con.
stitution. Bound in kraft paper
from one of the first test runs
made by the St. Joe Paper Co.
mill. This interesting booklet
may be secured at The Star of-
fice or LeHardy's :Pharmacy for
15 cents per copy. Send them to
your relatives and friends out-
side the state. tf

Services Offered
branches, reasonable. Fixtures
and Fans. Repairs

The federal government owns
nearly 20 per .cent of all the land
in the United States, consisting
chiefly of parks, grazing lands,
wild life .refuges, national forests,
etc., located in all of the states
and in 2,628 6d the 3,071 counites
In the nation.. Holdings vairy
greatly. For Instance, 82 per cent
of Nevada's lands and .one tenth
of 1 per cent of Iowa's lahds -aret
owned by the government.
These facts are pointed out by
Representative Millard Caldwell
in support of his contention that
the federal government must do
something to reimburse :local
counties for taxes lost as a result
of the acquisition of lands' by the
Caldwell has been hammering
on this question for several years
but, because so many agencies of
the government are involved,lthey
have been slow to work out any
generally acceptable basis for re-
lief. The congressman insists that
the government may, if it desires,
legally waive its right to. exemp-
tion from property tax. Permis-
sion has already been given local
governments to tax the property
of several federal corporations
such as the RFC and HOLC. ,
The problem is one of immedi-
ate importance to West Florida,
especially in the counties of Lib-
erty, Franklin, Wakulla, Walton,
Leon, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa.
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The Port St. Joe Lions club met
Wednesday noon at the Port Inn
and had as their guest County
School Superintendent Chauncy
The matter of underprivileged
children was discussed and it was
agreed that B. B. Conklin will
take a number of these children
to Panama City today or tomor-
row to have their eyes examined
and glasses fitted if necessary.
Governor Fred Cone refused to
grant an additional 15 days' ex-:
tension of. time for the purchase'
of 1939 automobile license tags
and motorists driving their cars
without the new red and white
tags are subject to arrest.

DIV Url Ut 511 rl0 nainY

HENDERSON ELECTRIC from 223 for every 110 mothers in
COMPANY Port St. Joe pioneer times, to 95 for every 100
Home Office, Apalachicol. Box 313f mothers in recent years.

SHarold L.. Plummer o'-Madison,
Wls.q, assistant national adjutant
of the American Legion, will be a
speaker at thA Florida Depart-
ment's mid-winter conference at
Tallahassee this week-end.
The Legion's executive commit-
tee will meet tomorrow afternoon
with State Commander William T.
Comer of Orlando. General con-
ference sessions will start Sunday
Delegates named to attend the
conference from the Gulf County
post are A. C. Lupton and Fritz
Christiansen. In addition, a num-
ber of other members of the local
American Legion post have ex-
pressed their intention of attend-
ing the conference.
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This is to notify you all that I
am no longer connected with the
St. Joe Gas company in any way,
and that I have taken a position
with the Southern Liquid Gas
company at Dothan, Ala.
I wish all my friends to know
that rumors of dishonest acts on
my part have no foundation in
Wishing all my friends in Port
St. Joe all the happiness in the
world and asking that in their
spare time they drop me a line.
Albert M. Mitchell,

Baptists Convene

(Continued from Page At)
by Florida to the White C.ross was
$1,016.05. for the year, a"so that
the Golden Jubilee gifts .tere over
and above the regular gift.
An accordion solo, 'Whispering
Hope," .was rendered by.. Carolyn
Baggett, accompanied at the piano
bY Miss Alma Baggett. Recogni-
tion was- given to the ministers-
and distinguishleit visitors pres-
The history :6 the year's hymn,
"I Love to Tell, the Story," was
given by: Mrs;. Bi~6on of Panama
City; .
The' inspirational address of the
day was given by Rev. J. B. An-
drews; using as. his subject "She
Hath Done What She Could," and
was concluded by Rev. Andrews
apd his daughter, Mrs. Fellows,
singing "'TIs the Old Time Re-
ligion," followed with prayer by
Dr. Moncrief. Echoes of the state
convention was given by Mrs;
Moncrlef, offering was taken and
the 'meeting adjourned for group
conferences and lunes.
The afternoon session opened
with singing of "More Love to
Thee." Devotional was given by
Rev. Williams of the Immanuel
church. Mrs. Fellows sang "Why
Does He Love Me So," dedicating
'the song to Mrs. Carter Wright,
Southwide stewardship chairman.
The vice-presIdent was then re-
quested to take the chair while
Mrs. Fellows gave an interesting
talk on the state convention to be
held in Lakeland next year. An
executive meeting to be. held at
the First Baptist church in Pan-
ama City the last Thursday in
March was announced by the sec-
retary, and all were urged to at-
tend. The count for attendance
was made, with Apalachicola win-
ning the banner. Resolutions for
the day were made and one verse
of "God Be With You" sung, fol-
lowed by the benediction.
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Birthday Ball

(Continued from Page 1)
thanks gF. to The Port St. Joe
Star, Port St. Joe Sentinel and
the Gulf County Breeze, our three
county newspapers, who gave to
the committee and to the different
activities all the publicity which
we asked for, in addition t' do-
nating the necessary printing.
The committee is grateful and ap-
preciates the splendid assistance
rendered by the. newspapers of
our county."

Subscribe to The Star-t2 year.

New Firestone Champion Tire Is

Carried by St. Joe Texaco Station

SThe new Firestone Champion
tire, a product of years of speed-
way experience and :laboratory rA-
search. Streamlined and ultra-
modern in appearance, 'this new
tire Introduces several revolution-
ary features of design and con-
struction; including a new Gear-
d:rip tread and a- safety-lock cord
The new 'read design provides
greater tractAon efficiency and re-
tains its- superior-non-skid quali-

Thomas M. tailliston, Jr., of
Carrabelle, 42-year-old" civil engi-
neer, had the' distinction of receiv-
ing the first job insurance check
Tuesday from the hands of Gov-
ernor Fred P. Cone.
While the ceremony was being
performed, checks were mailed to
several hundred other unemployed
workers, and it is expected that
about 2000 checks will be mailed
by the end of this week.
Max Kilbourn had the firstjoint
of the thumb of his right hand cut
off Sunday while installing a' new
bearing on the diesel engine at
the ice plant. The heavy bearing
dropped on his thumb, severing
the digit neatly.

ties after many thousands of miles'
of service. The cotton fibre oetheo
safety-lock cord is tightly twisted
into a strand of high tensite
strength, treated, by the patentedt
Firestone gum-dipping process and
locked together to form the tire
body. This construction affords a.
new measure of bioa'out protect '
tion. These tiresmay be secured
in Port St. Joe at the St. J;oe
Texaco Sdrrice Station at he- cor-
ner of Reid avenue and Second!
street. .

It pays i advertise--ry tI

.Wh Not YOU, To.?
Enjoy a day's Fishina and
Picnic Dinner at

On Gulf County's WorM ,
Our BOATS are New. Dry
and Kept Clean. Our
CABINS are New, within New
SBeds and Furnishinlp.
SMidway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit$ is ABpreciated
J. P. BRANTON,, Owner.
Postoffice Address

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