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The -Star--Florida's -fattest grow-
ing little newspaper.--dedicated to
the betterment and 'pt'uidlflg of-
the City of Port St Joe.
-S' AT the heart
-Site of t'$750,d06
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S The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1939 NUMBER 22
Of City Will
'Mayor Orders Enforcing of' Regu
lations As Result of Recent
Questionnaire In Star
'NO FAVORS ARE TO BE
EXTENDED TO ANYONE
:Speeders, Those Parking Improp
early and Without Lights To
Be Taken To Court
One good result brought about
by the. recent questionnaire pub-
lished in The Star is a stricter en-
'forcement of. traffic lais .within
the city. Mayor J. L. Sharit has
-continually maintained that the
traffic ,ordinance snould be en-
forced, 'and when it was.brought
out' In The Star's questionnaire
that some of our citizens were .in
favor of enforcing the laws, it
tied in directly with the mayor's
As a result the -following letter
was sent out from Mayor Sharit's
Office to'our police officers and a
copy placed on file in the city
W. S. Smith, Edito ,
The: Star. .;:
Dear Mr. Smith4-I noticed in
thie last issue :of 'the Star, In
response to the questionnaire re-
cently carried by your paper,
that it is the despite of some of
-the citizens of- Por'St. Joe that
the traffic on the tree-ts of Port
'St. Jo6, and more especially in
the business district, be some-
what curbed, it being the thought
that the speed in' mnis particular
area is excessive.. ..
This 'is in accord with my
thought, and 'I am,' :therefore,
passing a copy of this letter to
Chief of Police Troy Jones and to
Officer M. 0. Freeman, with a re-
quest that .all speeders, persons
improperly parking, and running
without head or rear lights, be
brought before th e municipal
If we are to enforce, this, no
one will b.e .an exception-it will
have to apply to all and all alike.
I assure you that it is my thought
to deal with everyone alike, and
there cannot and will not be any
special privileges or favors ex-
I am very glad: to be in a posi-'
tion to help co-operate with the
representative citizens of my city.
Very truly yours.
J. L. SHARIT.
To Secure Quail
For Gulf County
State Conservation -'Department
Promises Number of Birds
To Restock Fields
Barge Disrupts Teachers Study
Railway Service Problems Of the
Lodges Against Trestle Over Apa-
lachicola River and Throws
Rails Out of Line
A huge steel barge belonging to
the Petroleum Corporation of
New Orleans, loaded with the
equivalent of 25 tank cars of
kerosene, became lodged against
Sthe Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road company drawbridge across
* the Apalachicola river Monday
and threw the trestle about ten
inches out of line, caiising' inter-
ruption of train service into this
* city and Apalachicola.
Two' huge barges were being
Stowed up the river to St. Marks
stand when passing through the
draw one of them was swung
I rund by the strong current and
'lodged' against the pilings, the
force,of the current turning in up
on its side and holding it against
A diver was called in from Pan.
ama City and after going down
and looking over the situation he
stated that thb bridge was safe
for' passage of trains, although
the swirl of water around the end
of the barge had washed away
the sand considerably about the
When asked if he' thought it
would be safe.for trains to 'ross,
he replied: "Well, to, show you
bow site I think it is,'I'm willing
,to-go down. there inttne water un-t
ider' the trestle an..'let tbhe train
go across.' '
Representatives of the company
owning the barge were in the city
Tuesday and Wedne.sday to find
out about their barge and to
check on damage done to the rail-
The barge was. pulled off Wed-
nesday by towboats.
To Be Formed
Mass Meeting Called for .Thursday
Night At Legion- Hut To
A mass meeting of residents of
Port St.' Joe has been called by
the chamber of commerce for
next Thursday evening, March 23,
at 7:30 o'clock in the American
Legion hut for the purpose of or-
ganizing an athletic club whih is 1
to be city-wide in scope and em-
brace sports of all classes.
Invitations to attend have been
sent out to members of the cham-
,(Continued on Page 6)
A petition circulated by the St.' Li Runn
Joe Rod and Gun club for the Li 1ur Runner
purpose of raising expense money
to send a representative to Marl- Charley Goodwin of Panama
anna to contact the state conser- City, Jesse Green, a negro, and
ovation department with the idea an unidentified woman were ar-
of securing from .them as many rested Monday night in the negro
pair of quail as possible for Gulf quarters as they attempted to de-
county,resulted in 60 individuals liver ten gallons of moonshine
signing the petition and contribut- whiskey.
ing $2.92. Making the arrest were Chief of
Lamar Gammon, conservation Police Troy Jones and Officers M.
officer for this area, was con- O. Freeman and Homer Coe of
tacted, the petition requesting Port St. Joe and Sheriff Byrd E.,
the birds was presented, and he Parker of Wewahitchka.
was told of the needs of this The trio was well prepared to
county and requested to give it resist arrest, as a sawed-off shot-
his prompt attention. eun and a .22 calibre rifle were
For the information of all that found in their car. They put up
are interested in bird hunting, no resistance when they found
Gulf county' has. been placed on they were outnumbered, and were
the. list of counties for ,the next taken to the county jail at We-
(Continued on Page 6) wahitchka to await a hearing.
Florida Education Association'and
Association of School Board
Members Now In Session
FROM PORT ST, JOE SCHOOL
Will Map Program:Which Is to Be
Presented to State Legis-
lature Next Month
Financial problems of the pub-
lic school system of the state are
being studied by members .of the
Florida Education association at
their meeting now 'in session at
Tampa, with members of the
legislature sitting on the sidelines
at one of the association's most
important annual conventions.
Sessions began yesterday and
will continue through Saturday,
closing with the election of offi-
cers andi the adoption of resolu-
STeachers from every county are
attending the convention, as well
as members of the Florida Associ-
ation of School Board Members.,
who hold their meeting coincident
with the F. E. A.-conference.
Large Number from St. Joe
* Attending the session from Port
St. Joe are D. .. MTcP'he-ron, 'E"A.
Owens. Mr. 'and Mrs. C. Parker
COollis lian Mrs.' fTea o Allen,
Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, Mrs. Thomas
MePhaul, .Mrs. P, A, Howell, Mrs.
B. A. Pridgeon, Mrs. E. C. Lewis,
Miss Lillian Thompson, Miss Er-
line McClellan, Miss Eileen Arn-
old. Miss Louise Soloman, Miss
Avaryee' Collier, Miss Juanita
Gunn, Miss Julii O'Quinn and
One of the principal topics of
discussion is reports on school
revenue losses caused by the so-
called Murphy Act, which gave
delinquent taxpayers the right to
settle tax debts at fractions of
Discuss Legislative Program
Association officials :are also
discussing their legislative pro-
gram, which is expected to in-
clud~e measures guaranteeing the
schools t he full appropriation
from the state as 'rell as the
counties and districts.
Fiscal problems also dominate
the school board members' con-
erence and both conventions are
ieing addressed by cabinet offici-
als and several outstanding edu-
cators from other states.
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Lumber Goes Out
St. Joe Lumber and Export Com- t
pany Loading 250,000 Feet
For South Africa
The first shipment of lumber
by the St. Joe LumOer and Export
company is being loaded today
.board the British steamship
Santa Clara Valley, which tied up
yesterdayy afternoon at the St. Joe
Paper company dock, and con- d
ists of 250,000 feet of long leaf f
ellow pine consigned to South r
The Santa Clara Valley is a s
harterd vessel and will make but c
iree other calls before sailing for a
outh Africa. v
Mrs. B. W.
day to spend
Eells left last Fri-
a week in Mont-
For School Shov
Elementary Students-Will Presen
"'On Midsummers Day"
Rehearsals started this week oi
the operetta, "In.. Midsummer'
pay," to be presented by the ele
mentary sch ioo he first week ii
April. Cast for the operetta is ai
Fairy Queen-Jerry Sowers.
The Child-Geraldine Parker.
Sunbonnet Babes-Jan Wimber
ly, Gladys Perritt, Bobby Lou Mc
Pherson, Merita Sutton, Barbari
Wilson, Patty Crockett, Edwini
Howell and' Dolores Mira.
Overall Boys-Earl Smith, Bus
ter Owens, Billy Quarles, Fredd.
Garner, Julian Fillingim, Gordol
Cahoon, Waring Murdock an
Butterflies-Peggy 'Miller, Sadb
Wooden, Kathryn Henry, Kathryi
Horton, Betty June Wright, Do
lores Brandon, Norma Jeah Lewi
and Patty Kaser.
Honey Bees James Chatham
Benton Kelly, Tommy Alsip, BillI
Marietta, Joyce Husband, .Charles
Gangneiux, R. S. Carvey 'and Mon
Fairies-Sarah Horton, Carolyr
Gangneiux, Martha Brinson, Doro.
thy Minus, Peggy Hardy,-Le*-itil
.Logiaa, .Betty, Jw iePul and Sars
Jo r Costin.
Brownies--Harry Kaupp, Sonny
:Pridgeon. Dudley s owielhq ToZmmy
Owens, Wade Barrier, Joe Wells,
Byrd Capps' and Hruel Crockett.-
Sunbeams Betty Jean Mc-
Donough, Bernice Overby, Marion
VanHorn, Betty Jean Therman,
Wayne Wagner, Tommy Bartee,
Bernice Ansley, Marjorie Smith.
Flowers--Otho Powell, Neamon
(Continued on Page 6)
Superintendent of Virginia Mill;
tary School Well Pleased
With Port St. Joe
Efforts of the Port St. Joe
Chamber of Comm!erce to secure
the location here or the Shenan-
*doah Military Academy of Win-
chester, Va., for their winter
term seem about to bear fruit.
The chamber has been working
diligently for several months past
to secure this school, and was
successful last week in having
the superintendent, Col. Boone D.
Tillett, to come here and look
over this area. Following this, a
conference was held and tenta-
plans formed which were sub-
mitted 'to Colonel Tillett for his
consideration. He left, promising
to carefully go over the plans and
(Continued on Page 6)
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To Be Tonight
Tonight the Centennial building
will be the scene of the second
lance to be held by the volunteer
ire department in their drive to
aise funds for the purchase of a
lew fire truck and other neces-
ary equipment. Bill Farmer's or-
chestra will provide tl6 music
and a good time Is assured all
These dances are given in the
interest of the city as a, whole
nd everyone who can possibly do
o is .urged to purchase a ticket.
Feel That Matter of Charge' For
n Service Should Be Considered
s More Thoroughly
1 MATTER OF. UNLICENSED
PLUMBERS BROUGHT UP
Will Endeavor 'to Check Loss of
2,500,000 Gallons of Water
a The proposed city garbage or-
:dinance "which; would place a col-
Slection charge of $1 per month .on
y business house-.. hotels and.ohard-
n ing houses and 50 cents per month
Sfor. residences in Port,:St. .Joe,
came-up :before the board of city
e commissioners Tuesday, night for
n final reading, but upon motion of
. Commissioner B. A. Pridgeon was
s tabled until the matter could be
looked into further.
Mayor J. L. Sharit objected to
passage of the ordinance on the
s grounds that it might create: a
menace to public health ,in- that
those residents who preferred to
dispose of, their 'garbage -rather
than pay .50 cents per ..mont.
;might 'allow' it to 'accumulate :i
Their premises, and also that some
of them. undoubtedly. would dump
their garbage along the' roadsides:
after dark. --
Eellst Fa&oie assi e -.
Commissioner B. W. E lls was,
strongly in favor of the ordinance,
pointing out' that it would relieve
the city treasury or approximately
$2000 per year (the budget sets
up $1990 for garage dispMal)
with a consequent burden being
lifted from the shoulders of the
taxpayers. He also pointed out
that the ordinance would force a
lot of people to pay for garbage
disposal who now are securing
this- service at the expense of the
people who pay taxes.
After further discussion, Clerk
M. P. Tomlinson was instructed
to make up a list of those whom
he thought Would pay for the dis-
posal service, estimate the amount
that could be collected' and pre-
sent it to the board at the next
Discuss Plumbing Work
The matter of plumbers doing
work in the city without securing
a license was brought up, and it
was pointed out that a city ordin-
ance provides that all plumbing
(Continued on Page 6)
To Be Illegal
Will Hold Second Election To In.
corporate Monday; Offi-
Declaring that a number of per-
sons ineligible to vote cast bal-
lots at the incorporation election
held, at Highland View last week,
officers elected to the various po-
sitions have resigned their posts
and called for a new election to
be held next Monday night at the
Williams skating rink.
Those resigning last Friday
were Ted Richards, elected as
mayor; C. A. Soeerberg, A. H.
Matthews, Mack Miller, Eulis An-
derson and W. C. Forehand, city
commissioners; Fritz Christiansen,
constable, and Paul Brigman, city
. p .
LEGION POST WITH
The Auxiliary of Gulf Count
American Legion Post 116 ente
trained members or the Legio
post with a birthday party at th
hut Wednesday night.
Mrs. L. Fuller, acting as hoE
tess for the Auxiliary, welcome
the guests and seated them at th
table which was decorated wit
vases of poppies ane tall whit
lighted tapers. Flags also aide
in decorating of the hut.
After grace. was said by th
chaplain, the candles -on the beau
tiful birthday cake were light
by Post Commander T. M. Schne
der. Rev. D. E. Marietta gave a
address, which was followed b
the song, "America." Followin
a prayer by Rev. H. F. Beaty
"Smiles" was sung and Commandle
Schneider gave an interesting
talk on "Americanism."
The Auxiliary president calle
on a number of Legionnaires t
relate their experiences of twent
years ago. Mr. Bingnam of Par
ama City and Roy Williams of th
Port theater gave short talks or
the Hollywood Premiere that th
Auxiliary is sponsoring.
A delicious supper of friee
chicken, rice, potato salad, to
matoes, hot.olls, cake and coffee
was served to 38 guests present
from Wewahitchka and Port St
GIRLS' AUXILIARY MEETS
WITH THE MISSES WOODEN
The Misses Frenchy, Mary Lou
ise and. Wilna Wooden were co
rostesses Tuesday afternoon,' t
the Girls' Auxiliary at,-t6e home
of their parents onr- unter Cirle
_-T the mee'ing was "Teach
ing Mi~of;"-/with Hazel Casor
in charge of the program.
Mrs. J. O. Baggett presented
map of the mission fields and
gave a talk on "Missions and
Their Work." Re'aings were given
by Mary Louise Wooden, Frenchy
Wooden, Inez Hutto and Carolyn
Two new members, Inez Huttc
and Norma Jean Lewis,. were wel
comed, after which an announce
ment was made that an examina-
tion would be given pt the church
Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. W.
Sisemore and all G. A. members
were urged to be present.
The hostesses served punch and
wafers to members present.
LEGION AUXILIARY IS
Plans have been completed and
rehearsals will begin next week
for the Hollywood Premiere to be
presented on the stage pf the
Port theater March 28. All of your
favorite actors and actresses,- im-
personated by local talent, will be
seen at that time.
The show is being sponsored by
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs.- Erie Hickey "pent Wed-
nesday in Wewahitchka on busi
It's Time To
Where the food is of the
best where the service
is prompt and efficient
and where you get
-- BEER and WINES --
MARIE JONES CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. William Quarles
SWITH MRS. BRADBURY and' little: son, Billy, returned last
Personals Churches Mrs: J. C. Bradbury was.hostess Wednesday from a two weeks'
to the Marie Jones Circle Monday visit with relatives in Tusca-
LANETA DAVIS, Editor afternoon at the home of Mrs. T. loosa, Ala.
H. Stone. Mrs. J. L. Temple, circle
chairman, was in charge of the
MISS GLADYS MUSGROVE program. During the business ses- CLASSIC ADS
e Cs BECOMES THE BRIDE OF sion it was definitely decided to
Sh JAMES C. DICKERSON hold a rummage sale Saturday af-
ty Beautiful in its simplicity was ternoon in Costin's vacant store FOR RENT
r- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN the wedding of Miss Gladys Mus- building. FOR RENTNew houses at Bea-
n Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister grove of Monroe, La., to James C. Mrs. R. A. Swatts, Bible study con Hill. Front lot facing Gulf.
.e 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. Dickerson of Port St. Joe last Fri- leader, was in charge of the pro- Furnished, running water. sani-
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service, day afternoon at 5 o'clock at the gram, which was opened with the ur e rnnin s
s- No night service. tary conveniences, electricity.
Last Sunday J e M. Burgess of home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sowers Lord's Prayer. The program was ply W. Wilson, or Bo
Tallahassee made a very helpful on Long avenue, a survey of the construction of 495, Port St. Joe -t
.e address on Prayer at the church. The home was decorated thru- the Bible. "The Radiant Heart" P S
th out with cut flowers and potted was discussed as a book to study UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
te METHODIST CHURCH plants. Crystal vases of beautiful in the Bible study program, ins; ceiled, overhead and sides;
d D E. Marietta, Minister spring flowers were placed on the Mrs. J. C. Bradbury then took good water; 6 month. App St.
S10:00 a m-Churne e School mantle before which the ceremony charge, games were played and Joe Lumber Co. 12-2t
S 11:00 a.m.-Morning worship. was performed by the Rev. Glion Mrs. Edwin Ramsey rendered a .OOMS FOR RENT
u- 7:30 p. m.-Evening worship. Benson of Apalachicola. Attend- violin solo. Mrs. Bradbury then YOU have room fr re
d ants were Miss Erie Gulledge and presented Mrs. R. R. Hodges with why not place a classified adver-
i- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH John Sowers. a handkerchief shower, following tisement in The Star. The cost is
L Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister 6w
n 10:00 a. m.--Sunday School.r The bride wore a becoming out- which she served punch and cook- low and returns are gratifying..
Try It today tf
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship. fit of Suez crepe with Japonica les to fourteen members. Try It today.
g 7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship. accessories. Her attendant was Guests for the afternoon were : MISCELLANEOUS
y, W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m. dressed in black sheer crepe with Mrs. R. R. Hodges and Mrs. T. H.
r Prayer meeting 7:30ursdayp. matching accessories. Mrs. Sowers Stone.
7:30 p. m. was becomingly attired in cran- O
berry crepe with DuBonnet acces- MRS. WOOD ENTERTAINS ELECTRIC WIRING-in all, Its
d ASSEMBLY OF GOD series. TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB branches, reasonable. Fixtures
o Rev. El T. Corbin, Pastor Immediately following the cere- Mrs. W. A. Wood entertained and Fans. Repairs
y Full-time services mony, cake and coffee was served, the Tuesday Bridge club this
- 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School. after which Mr. and Mrs. Dicker- week at her home on Woodward HENDESON ELECTRIC
e 11:00 a im.-Preaching Service. son left for the southern part of avenue. Three tables were in play COMPANY Port St. Joe
n 7:30 p. m.--Evangelistic service. Home Office, Apalachicol. Box 313
S Prayermeeting every Wednesday the state on a short wedding trip. in the attractively decorated liv- Hoe office Apala Box 313
night. Upon their return they will make ing room, with the Bt. Patrick mo-
--- -- ---- their home with Mr. and Mrs. tif predominating. After several r p
dSUSANNAH WESLEY Sowers. progressions, prizes were pre-
CIRCLE MEETS WITH Attending the ceremony were sented to Mrs. James Shannon,
e MRS. PATTY LOVETT Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Hull, Mr. and high; Mrs. C. J. Curry, traveling,
Mrs. Patty Lovett entertained Mrs. W. A. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. W. S. Smith, low.
Sthe members of the Susannah William Quarles, Mr. and Mrs. Sandwiches and soft drinlis
Wesley Circle of the Methodist Ted Frary and Mr. and Mrs. Tom were served .to Mesdames H. C.
church at her home on Sixth Gragg. Spence, G. W. Hudson. B. J. Hull,
street Monday afternoon. C. J. Curry, W. B. Smith, C. E.
Following a quiz on "Home Mis- MRS. McPHERSON HOSTESS Trammell, M. B. LarRin, J. Shan-
'sion Work" by Mrs. George Pat- TO THE LYDIA CIRCLE non, T. V. Westhrook, W. M.
ton, the-meeting was turned over The Lydia Circle of the Bapt- Howell and P. D. Farmer.
e to the hostess. A flowel.,and..,ege-,- tist Missionary society .,-iet Mon- f
e table contest was enjoyed, with day- -ate.noonanat. --he home of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Conklin,
SMrs: Paftri being' presented with Mrs. D. G. McPherson, with eight Mrs. Huel Crockett and B. A. -
n a potted tulip las prize of the members present. Mrs. J. F. Mil- Cogsdill spent Tuesday in Talla-
flower contest,- and Mrs. LuptOn, le- presided in the absence of hassee..
winner of the vegetable contest. Mrs. Curtis Palmer., The devo- f .
Swas presented with a cabbage. tional was given by Mrs. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. T. Schneider and
S After the contest, Mrs. Tom taken from Hosea 6th chapter, and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. M.
Gibson was given a surprise birth- followed with prayer vy Mrs. J. Michealson of Panama City were'
day party, and upon cutting of 0. Baggett. guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Y the birthday cake with each slice After a short business session M. Schneider and family. .Mf IC HCBE
all received a small potted plant a delightful social nour was en-
as a favor. A plate lunch of po- joyed. The hostess served, dainty -
tato salad, boiled ham, hot rolls, sandwiches, cake and hot choco- G S ANGE
pickles and coffee was served: late. I _
a 2r Next Monday's meeting will be
MARTHA CIRCLE MEETS at the home of Mrs. S. C. Prid-
WITH MRS. KATE HARRELL geon.
The Martha Circle of the Bap- P S O R
tist Missionary society met Mor- EDWARD WILLIAMS. JR. SUNDAY MONDAY-MAR. 19-20 i
day. afternoon with Mrs. Kate CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
Harrell as hostess at the home of Honoring her little son, Ed- CLARK GABLE E p a
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell. Mrs. ward, who celebrated his third WNORMA SHEARER
Charles McClellan was in charge. birthday last Saturday, Mrs. Roy EDWARD ARNOLD
Devotional for the meeting was E. Williams entertained a number Idiot's Delight
taken from the 100th Psalm and of little friends with a birthday H- -- __
was followed with prayer by the party. Games were enjoyed, after DONALD DUCK NEWS
leader. The regular business rou- which the guests were invited to
tine was held witl excellent re- the dining room where a beauti- TUESDAY-MARCH 21
ports given by members solicit- fully decorated birthday cake DON AMECHE and
ing subscriptions for Hollands formed the centerpiece for the RITZ BROTHERS i
magazine. The Bible study. taken table. Ice cream, cake and; candy
from the last Book of Numbers, was served. The little host was 1 ltiJlREE
was giv-en by Mrs. E. B. Dendy, the. recipient of a number of at- MUSKETEERS"
study chairman, after which the tractive gifts. THE YEAR'S BEST BUY
meeting was dismissed by Mrs. W. Assisting Mrs. Williams with
J. Daughtry. Tw*o new members, the entertainment of the guests NEWS MUSICAL MADE TO
Mrs. D. W. Smith andi Mrs. W. J. was Mrs. Tommy Mitchell. WEDNESDAY-MARCH 22 E AT
Daughtry, were welcomed. SYLVIA SIDNEY in SELL AT 11
Following the business session, EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY
refreshments were served to 12 IN MEETING TUESDAY "ONE THIRD OF SPECIAL
members. The Episcopal Auxiliary of the A NATTION"' Introductory
The meeting next Monday will St. James Mission met Tuesday A I PRICE 99
be with.lVrs. L. W. Owens. afternoon at the Methodist church.
Rev. Glion Benson of Apalachi- MUSICAL COM-EDY
Mrs. Edwin. Ramsey was hos- cola was in charge of the meeting THURS.-FRI.-MARC;-T 2324
tess to the Thursday Bridge club while Mrs. Basil Kenney, Jr., was DOROTHY LAMOUR an 200
yesterday at her home on Long in charge of the Bible study.- LLO YD NOLMANin I
avenue. LLOYD NOLA9in -- M moB
S" Mrs. Rush Chism and, children ST. LOUIS BLUES'
Barney Shostein of Jackson- returned last week from Tusca- SOUTHERN LIQUID GAS
ville was the week-end guest of loosa, Ala., where they spent two BETTY BOOP NEWS COMPANY
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schneider. weeks.
S* EXTR A "Ypur Gas Company Since 1932"
Mrs. W. E. Gordon of Angola, C. W. Horton and daughter, Port St. Joe Panama City
Ind., is visiting her son-in-law and Kathleen, were week-end guests ON THE STAGE -
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. of Mr. Horton's mother in Lu- TUESDAY, MARCH 28 Florida Phone 168
Smith. verne, Ala. "HOLLYWOOD
Mrs. Charles Doyle of Apalachi- Patty Lovett returned to At- PREMIERE"
cola was the guest Sunday of Mr. lanta, Ga., last Friday, where he DON'T MISS THIS BIG EVENT!
and Mrs. Chester Edwards.. is receiving treatment.THIS BIG EVENT!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1939
FRDY MRH17 9~ ~TE TR PR T JE UL ONTFORD AG HE
Records kept over 'a period of
eight years show an average an.
nual profit of $1.67 a hen from
poultry flocks in South Carolina.
DR. J, C. COE
-D ENT I S T--
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
Glasses fitted when needed
Made In Our Own Laboratory
C Guaranteed .
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p. m.
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Spend the week-end in'
West Florida's best fish
EOATS. Withor with-
out guide-at. reasonable
rates. .. Hotel ac-
commodations within the
means of everyone.
J. 0. 'Jim S H
^"--+- *-^ "
Why Not YOU, Too?
"Enjoyj a day's FIshingr and
Picnic Dinner at
On Gulf County's World-
Famous DEAD LAKES
Our. BOATS are New, Dry
and Kept Clean. Our'
CABINS are New, with New\
Beds and Furnishings.
This FRIENDLY CAMP is
Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit is Appreciated
JJ. P. BRANTON, Owner
SFor Each and Every Bottle
6 of Milk or Cream We Deliver
S Is Protected With a
Pasteurized for Your;
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Of Receipts Tax
Association Plans Six-Point Pro-
gram for Presentation To
The State Merchants associa-
tion, meeting in Orlando last Fri-
day, adopted a six-point program
for presentation to the legislature
when it convenes next month.
The program called for:
Repeal of the one per cent gross
SRigid economy in state govern-
Transfer of all taxes, with the
exception of the gasoline tax, to
the general revenue fund'.
At least a 5 per cent reduction
of all government departmental
Elimination of all useless de-
Strict opposition to any form of
sales -ta -
Promising his assistance in the
fight on- -the .-gross receipts tax,
Senator Ernest Graham of Miami
told the merchants that the main
trouble with state ..financ.es "is
that both citizens and legislators
are permitting the cabinet to run
its own show." He advocated in-
creasing the "take" from race
tracks to replace" revenue lost
through repeal of the gross re-
To Be Renewed
Two Boats Are To Be Placed In
Operation On the Apalaef.-
S' cola River
Once more, after a lapse of sev-
eral years;' traffic between Apa-
itchicola and Columbus,-Ga.. is to
be revived and the steamer Geo.
W.'Miller -is to be placed on the
river within the next few weeks.
Arriving in Apalachicola last
week in tow of the towboat Capt.
A. L. Wing under, the command
of Capt. G. L. Wing, the steamer
Miller was towed to Apalachidola
from New Orleans, where she had
been operating on the Mississippi
river out of Baton Rouge, La.
The Miller is a stern-wheeler,
138 feet long and has a beam of
44 feet, with three feet draft. She
has a capacity of 830 excursion
passengers and will be equipped
with 30 staterooms, each with two
berths. The hull is of steel with
12 watertight compartments and
also contains tanks for fuel oil,
with which she will be operated.
Capt. Charles Brown is in com-
The Chattahoochee & Gulf Nav-
igation company, of which Thurs-
ton Crawford is president, will op-
erate the steamer. An additional
boat of similar size has been pur-
chased and will be placed on the
run in the near future.-Apalachi-
TOWNSENDITES WILL HOLD
MEET SUNDAY AT HOSFORD
Townsend clubs of the Third
Florida congressional district are
asked, by the state organization to
name three delegates each for at-
tendance at a district mass meet-
ing to be held at the high school
auditorium at Hosford next Sun-
lay, March 19, at 2 o'clock to se-
lect a deputy Townsend national
The deputy named at the Hos-
ford meeting will work with other
district deputies and with John R.
Gurtler, national representative
for Florida of the Townsend move-
For 15 years Cecil Martin of
Kansas City had been one of the
largest breeders of fancy birds in
iis state. But he recently quit
the business and retired to the
)zarks-all because of the neigh- i
bors' cats. :
-Offers Change In
Writer Suggests Tax Be Fixed By
Income Value As the Most
The following article has been
given to the editor for publica-
tion and it is offered without com-
It is recognized that the -pres-
ent system, both in assessing and'
in collecting taxes is very ineffec-
tive and unjust. Many well able
to pay avoid doing so, which has
produced the difficulties of fi-
nancing state ,and local govern-
Taxation of property and of per-
sons of like circumstances should
be the SAME throughout the
state. This is impossible under
the ,present system.
Property should be taxed on its
INICOMiE VALUE, and not on as-
sessed valuation, and this income
should be the basis of raising
Change the constitution of the
state so that all incomes, even as
low as $500 a year, should be
taxed on a graduated scale simi-
lar, to the federal tx.-
Stores and *similar., businesses
should' be taxed on the difference
between cost of goofs- and gross
sales. This reaches the chain
stores, since, the total of all sales
within the county and within the
state would be the basis of taxa-
The TOTAL INCOME of a her-
son would be the sum of the rent
value of his property, income from
business, and from salary. Also
gain in the sale of property would
be classed as income..
Homes would be exempt only
to the Interest on $500 at <' per
cent, or $300 a- year.
.Property -not yielding indcme,
such as cut-over land, would be
taxed only as income from wood,
posts, turpentine, lumber, etc.,
was .taken from the land, pro-
vided that the owner had it in-
der fire protection. and was ful-
filling state requirements.
Unimproved town and city prop-
erty -would be handled as follows:
(1) Require the owner to build on
it according to the standard of
construction for the zone, within
three years, ;r (2) to sell to one
who would build, or (3) pay taxes
as if it were improved to the re-
Farming property should be as-
sessed on the AVERAGE pro-
duced' in that section per acre.
Multiply the number of acres each
farmer worked by the average
yield per acre. (Those improving
their land would then. not be pen-
alized for raising the standard.)
After five years the average for
the past five years could be used
as the basis for the next five
Tax assessments should be made
January 1 or July 1. The payment
of taxes should be made' quarter-
ly, January 1, April 1, July 1 and
October 1, except that farms
should pay twice a year, on Janu-
ary 1 and July 1.
Require payment of taxes on or
before date due, with penalties.
If not paid promptly the collector
would/'be authorized to collect it
out of the revenue of the next
quarter, with costs of collection
and interest on deferred pay-
This system would divide the
revenue throughout the; year and
would aid in budgeting the taxes.
It would also make ALL PAY, yet
without taking property from its
owner. When there is an income,
the owner can pay. And being
just and equal on all, there will
be less complaint and injustice.
Jones: "That bird Williams is
the' biggest liar I know."
Smith: "Well, I wouldn't say he
Is a liar, but I will admil that he
is one of the most economical men
where the truth. is concerned."
PORT ST. JOf
At Beacon Beach
Will Be Only Marine Biology Sta-
tion South of Beaufort,
Emory University last week an-
nounced plans for establishment
of a marine biology station on a
trial basis at Beacon Beach, 25
miles from Port St. Joe, to serve
an area including Georgia, Flor-
ida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennes-
see and parts of Louisiana. The
station is designed to serve col-
leges and universities in these
states, and' if sufficient material
is available at Beacon Beach and
other conditions are satisfactory,
the station inay be located there
permanently; if not, it may be
moved elsewhere on the Florida
This station will be the 'only
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Expert service on your appliances.
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Did you ever take a medicine to-stop head-
ache and have the headache stop and a stom-
ach ache start?
We'll wager you didn't take an Anti-Pain
Pill Anti-Pain Pills do not upset the stom-
ach. They take effect quickly too-and they
taste like wintergreen wafers.
You can't do good work-you can't have
a good time when you are suffering from
Muscular or Periodic pains
Why don't you try the Anti-Pain Pill way to
relief? We believe you will be delighted with the
results. Thousands of others are.
It will not cost much. Anti-Pain Pills sell for
one cent each, (less in Economy Package) and
one pill usually relieves.
Get Anti-Pain Pis at your Drug Store.
Regular pkg. 25 for 25c. Economy pkg. 1 5 for $UO.
one of its kind south of Beaufort,
N. C., where Duke University and
the University of North Carolina
are developing a similar base.
The university will conduct a
course in marine biology in con-
junction with the station, front.
July 20 to August 27, to be di-
rected by Dr. Woolford B. Baker,
professor of biology at Emory,
and several members of the biol-
ogy department. Living quarters
and laboratory space will be pro-
vided at the beach for students.
GULF COUNTY GETS $24,431
WELFARE ASSISTANCE IN
PAST TWENTY MONTHS
The state welfare board paid
out for public assistance in Gulf
county during the past 20 months
a total of $24,431, according to
figures just released.
This was divided as follows:
Old age assistance, $23,087; aid to
dependent children, $251, and aid
to the blind, $1,093.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1939, '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
G O T R 'S G C L M
DAM THE DEAD LAKES THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE STILL STANDS
TH E STF AJ. The high water in the Dead Lakes for the .- 1' rk
Past few days should convince the most
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher .skeptical that a dam at the ,mouth of the A-
issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida, lakes to keep a head of water at all times is ENT-ERPRIZE OPPPO.TUHNITY
from The Star Building' '- of paramount importance if We ever expect -
'fishing to become as good as it was a few 0sF I FCITlIZEJ
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10, years ago.
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,lton D county j e of Gulf
under Act of March 3, 1879. Jde Alton Dendy, tjud of Gulf
county, tells us that great numbers of out-
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance of-state fishing licenses have been sold for
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ... .1.'25 :use during the past few days of high water
Three Months .....65c in the Dead Lakes. As
-~( Telephone 51 -- If the people of Wewahitchka and the
north end of Gulf county do not get a dam
The spoken word is given scant attention; across tlhe Dead Lakes while government
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. money is obtainable, they Will fail to leave
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed 7
word thoroughly convinces. The spokenaword'! :arn heritage to posterity which will brand
-is lost; the printed word remains.,, them as very short-sighted.-Gulf County
e. BrI& IF
S NEWSPAPER,-SPACE "e agree with you, Brother Hanlon, but
why mention onrily the people of the northern : -
Karl Lehmann, secretary of the Lake part ofGulf county? We elieveyou can
County Chamber of Commerce, in an address .,co6ft ohfuill support of Port St. Joe and the
before the Sanford Kiwanis club recently, balance of Gulf county in working for a dam
said that "the sortiest newspaper in tht on the eead 'Lakes. We like our fishing, just
United States does 'ioi'e for its community a much as you do.
than the finest, community in' the" United ': "
States, does for its newspaper," State enator J. E. Books ofGeorgia has -
He pointed out that every civic, religious introduced a. resolution-in the: legislature of
and other? organization in the city had' ti~ that state for ratification of the bill of rights n.
habit of coming-to the publisher and asking of the Constitution of the tUited 'Stales. It0 S p
him to give away his one saleable commodity seems that i.Q 191: whra' the bilU of rights .
-newspaper space. as ratified that three st tchelding .tlH S oostea- aucapon ,Ost
Continuing, Lehmann said "that since the Georgia, decided fliat aiton-be postpeone '' ...-. '
editor gives so much of ti. merchandise-- the bill of' rights as "*de&et's to" the' coisit- "
which is siace-to :ihe comrinitiy," it'i nly tion caninbt be effectively pointed out except By Fl.e~.r rl arch Bureau Wteh moat local school boards
fairfor the-cbmmunitiy to return this service 1y eexperit6eiie. Now, after '10 years of Common school education '"ff allLte it1s.funds on ia
the' only way it ca--by purchasing advertis- postponementt" Georgia, has decided the pro-. impryp i eatly. ; Eltlda in r basis :-'ofts$80 fr d taeher-unit 4
ing space and subscriptions." .' iisionr of the: constitution' stee to be okeh. cent 'ye.~ir, ain IroTivent whn a year, atd .'me 'counties lave
The publisher of The Star has always con- Said Senator 'Brbooks,'; hen introducedd he cnnot be accurately measured a evaded the ient and purpose'ot
tribute space to all civic affairs, entertain' resolution :'"I reckon it won't do any harm thpionei d th o mll s i sco lstrict ta
1h ar 1 1 in e' pioneer ", th.o sao S mill special school aistrct tax
ments by our schools 'and civic organizations;, for Georgia to ratify theamnendments, as they and daughter of well-to-do citi- permitted by the state copstitu-
in an endeavor to make these aff'a"i'sa 'suc- seem to be working all right without injury zeas were educated th academies ermi Tusy the. tatheis received
ce, and:bring in a profit to the bodies spon-' to anyone." Perlhaps Coiniicticut arid Massa- nd p.ry P5 insctPeaL, The only only the' state .ilUtmeiti for sal-
sofmg them for this, that or the oftier fund chusetts, the othei two states failing to en-"frie' schools wer. tho a es, ften- reulto in their
tended y.opans ndcre wag bding lessthai $50 per
-all without thought of financial return, dorse the amendments, willfollow Georgia's, by o rpn olkdyh, -Toy ;s bethel le pub- monh.er
merely doing'it b'eiatise it was "for the good lead-or do they want another 150 years in, iio.'schoolk, rovide excellent ed- W' hen the 19,9.legislature meets
of the community." which to consider the matter? o atonal: faclitiew, and' the. state it wilihave to decide whether or
As Mr. Lehmann points out, In return for spends: more than half: a iTimoa i o to sustain Governor Cone in
..... dollars a year furnishing free teit his veto of the teachers' retire-
this space which is so generously given, it is Wonder what kind of labor-saving device dos .a year during r-te hi eto teby ,tehers'937 leire
only fair for the business men to take adver- will be invented next? We received a sample olderr cities can remember late. The estimated cost of re-
tisements in their newspaper and for resi- envelope yesterday from the Virginia' Paper when the principal qualifications tiring school teachers is several
dents to subscribe for it. The more adver- company that was self-sealing. There was a of: a school teacher were ability hundred thousand dollars annu-
tising that is carried and the more readers little flap on the back which, when raised to gain the favor of the local aly.
So c o i school board, and a willingness to Larger Sums Each Year
placed on the subscription list allows foi a up had some sort of stickim on it that did work for room and board and 10 Larger umsach ar
greater chance for your home newspaper to not stick until it came in contact with the a month. Today a teacher must "What does common school edu-
do more in the way of promoting our city. glue, on the flap of the envelope. And hold spend years preparing to teach county governments in Florida
i t has come to our ears that one merchant -we tore the back off the envelope trying and after securing a position de- ntless than $7,000,000 for edu-
objected to the large number of Panama City to unseal it. No more licking of- envelope vote most summer t up with cation. By 1925 the total expendi-
study In-order to keep up with
advertisements carried in a recent issue. We flaps for us-we're going to use this new type modern teaching methods A num- tures (including the cost of new
ab modern teaching metds. A num- build ings) had grown to $18,500,
don't blame him particularly, but if the mer- exclusively, as we never did like the flavor of her of other qualifications have o which three to $18ur 00hs came
chants of Port St. Joe advertised consistently the magoozlum on our envelopes. Now all been set up to raise the standard from local ad valorem (real and
there would be no necessity to solicit adver- that is needed'to make a complete non-lick- of education, the cost rising personal property) taxes.
proportion.The falling off in ad valorem
tising in Panama City or any pace else. But ing job of writing a letter is a self-sticking proportion y Costs Addedad valorem
the publisher has bills to meet, just like any stamp. History has made a tradition of revenues after the boom brought
other business, and he must have the where- the great men who came from on a crisis. By thdroppedtotal
withal to meet these bills when they fall We do not favor the proposal to do away "little red school houses." It does ool e es than $15,000,000; probably
due or go out of business with the ad valrem tax system, but we do not records the countless others
due or go, out of business with the ad valorem tax system, but we dwho were permanently retarded by the smallest per capital education
The Star has consistently preached a "trade favor putting it on a more efficient basis and poor teachers and improper fa- expenditure in America. Some
at home" policy, but if the business men will making all subject property pay its just por- cilities. It forgets .tnose .who con- schools closed; others ran part
not support their own paper, which is con- tion of governmental costs. We favor, too, traced diseases or permanent in- months for their pay; school
tinually working for the best interests of the a discontinuance of rewards for delinquency. juries because of lack of properded. Fe*
merchants of the town, then outside adver- Taxes then can be so reduced in amount as only have god instruction but counties had sufficient money to
tising will have to be secured in order that not to be so generally burdensome. The school buildings are being built keep their schools functioning
this paper may continue to work for the best state, also, should continue to make ad va- properly, sanitary facilities pro- properly, and the ,eglslatur was
interests of the town. A great number of lorem levies-reasonable in amdhints, of tested, the children well housed, lie. d
Port St. Joe business men buy their printing course-as the state's interest in county ad- and playgrounds provied-all as Improvement n school condi-
from out-of-town printing concerns and from ministration of the tax laws tends to pro- The method of selecting text tions was demand'ed.l:t was con
mail order printing houses, yet these same mote efficiency and curb favoritism.-Punta books has also changed. There is ceded that every efild is entitled
business men have not the slightest hesita- Gorda Herald: room for the belief that politics t a prprieducation,r hther he
tion in coming to the editor when they want played part in their selection accomplish this, two things were
space in the paper for some "benefit" they The editor of The Star fell overboard Sun- the early days. Today the text sa, a at t inanc-
books are "adopted" under condi- necessary, adequate ttte financ-
are interested in, nor do they hesitate a par- day while fishing in the Dead Lakes, which tions which should result in the ng and properly co-ordinated su-
ticle in asking for a "donation" of hand bills is something that hasn't happened to us for selection of the best books pos- pervision of all sclooTs in the
or tickets for these affairs. a goodly number of years. We didn't mind sible. The quality has improved; state. The state has since fur-
If every business man in Port St. Joe were so much the falling overboard, but we do ob- the cost increased education, all of which must be
to run an advertisement every week in The ject to getting wet all over at the same time, being remedied by'laws setting up used for paying salaries of teach-
Star, even if only amounted to' three or four as we prefer to sort of "ooze" Into our bath, school budgets in each county, ers and bus drivers, under rather,
dollars a month, and if every business man a little at a time-and especially so when the with general supervision by the strict provisions wnich prevented
were to have all his printing done at home, water is cold. state superintendent. Relatively diverting the money to other uses.
n Tfew administrative powers are $26,000,000 Last Year
there would be no need for The Star to so- taken from local school boards; Total school expenditures in
licit advertising from nearby cities. Balancing any. kind of budget these days the state merely assures that the Florida last year were a little
Think it over.' requires juggling skill.-Times-Union,. money is spent property, a service (Continued on Page 5)
THE STAR, PORT -$T. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORMAA
FRIIl~kP^ MARCH. 17, 1939'
THE-STAR, PORT 'ST.-'JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A. THE TATTLER
IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH
A PLEA FOR A SINNER
By Pete Reed
Holds Chapel Dear Mr. God, please listen!
ortance of Usng Safety All
the Time Is Feature
The high school band played
s the pupils marched into the au-,
litorium last Friday morning for
After selections by the band',
the sixth grade took charge of the
program. The Bible reading was
given' by Gwendolyn Howell, fol-
lowed by the Lord's Prayer. -A
song, 'There Is a Tavern In 'the
Town,"' was -,sung by. the pupilSof
the sixth grade, after which
Olivia Carter and Carolyn Tram-
mel read poems composed by
members of the class.
A safety program was, pre-
sented, emphasizing the inport-
ance of using safety ,in every-day
living. The" band played several
more selections, after which Prof..
D. G. McPherson read the excel-
lent list, with the eighth 'grade
scoring the highest. .
T. W. Wilson gave a short tallk
to the pupils after which'the band
played a march for the pupils to
return to' their respective class
Since I had to give him up,
Please take good care of Tippy,
He's s ch a little pup.
Mother says You called to him,
And he just had to go.
I wonder if he misses me,.
'Cause, gee, I miss him sb'-
I know You'll treat him awful
But he's. really lots of care.
And, if it's rainy out of-doors
He'll track mud everywhere.
He'll' sure get into everytblng
If you leave him just a crack;
But, Mr. God, if he bothers, 'You
I'll be glad to have him-.back ..
The junior class wishes to thank
the business men of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka for their splen-
did co-operation in helping us
'with our edition of The Star last
-The Junior Class.
Drunk (on bus): "Did you get
me on this bush?"
Drunk: "Do you know who I
4 THE STAFF ~b'
Assistant Editor.... Bobby Coburn
Sports Editor.......Al Schneider
Society Editors............ Opal
Greene and Dorothy Crockett
Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson
Players to Brush Up on Tactics
To Be In Shape Next Year
Basketball season is just about
over, and vacation isn't.long off,
but before we have vacation we
will have to brush up on our foot-
ball so we can be in the race for
the championship next year.
We believe after a month's
practice and a summer's training
we can play it out with any team
in the conference. We have great
prospects for the coming year and
believe we will go places.
Those who probably will make
the team, with their weights, are:
Charlie Gaskin 145, Ed Hufft 165,
Max Maddox 175, Dave Maddox
150, John Lane 131, Bobby Co-
burn 150, Dick -Stepp 130, Phillip
Lewis 185, Gordon Farris 140, R.
H. Smith 170, Clyde Capps 140,
Leoniard Smith 140, Al Schneider
150, Willard Gilbert 175,:. 'oe Lili-
enfield 170, Arthur Forehand 134,
Lenell Rowan 110, Average esti-
mated weight 150 pounds.
These are the boys we will be
pulling for next year. Spring
i- f'fQ A nrl 1 n(]A if
--- am?"' practice starts An ji, aa ,
The early'Egyptians and Meso- Passenger: "No, I don't." anyone wants to see who the odds
potamians understood hydraulic Drunk: "Then ow did you are on, come and see St. Joe's
engineering. : know it was me that got on?" fighting lineup.
Recreation ub ning of April 1 t get the money.' Next Week Is
Recreation ub... '--Mr. 'Wilson states' "tfit c-ec 'l-lWeek
Wvv lV T r\ ^ ers, dominoes, Chinese checkers W llif W T
W ill Be Opened and domno mihearts can be enjoyed Wildlife Week
but that no card playing will be
In this issue of The Star, J. F. allowed. Other games will be Governor Cone Issues Proclama-
n his ofe inSash o added from time to time at the tion Urging All To Join
Wilson is offering $5 in cash for Observance
request of patrons. In Observance
the best name to be submitted to Free sandwiches and coffee will
him as the name of a recreation be served' the opening night, and A proclamation was issued last
parlor which he is opening April a cordial invitation is extended week by Governor Fred P. Cone
1 in the store building on Reid the public tobe present. designating the week of March 19
avenue formerly occupied by the to 25 as "Florida Wildlife Week"
Leader shoe shop. Three judges Soviet Russia is obtaining a which urges every citizen in
will select the best name, and the good deal of scrap iron through every community in the state to
person submitting the name se- its efforts to salvage ships that unite in a program of wildlife
elected, must be present the eve- have sunk in Russian waters. conservation in connection with
ST 1 XT1;lAldlifn R storation
Gable and Shearer Coming to Port
Clark Gable and Norma Shearer in a scene from, "Idiot's Delight,"
playing Sunday and Monday at the Port theater. Not since they
were the exciting lovers of "A Free Soul" has the screen witnessed
such excitement. Your most glamorous actress in the arms of your
most romantic actor! This is the Pulitzer prize winning drama that
Bradway stood in the aisles to watch for a solid year. Now a mo-
tion picture entertainment greater than the stage ever dreamed, it
. in cast, in the sweep and swirl and grandeur that only the
screen can give! This promises to be your greatest; screen thrill!
During the week wildlife stamps
will be distributed all the 2600
will be distributed to all the 2600
stamps are in sheets of 80,.show-
ing fish, animals, birds and wild-
life scenes, and will be sold to the
school children. Of the total
money collected. 171/2 per cent
will be retained by each class-
room, to be devoted to conserva-
tion purposes, such as books on
wildlife, etc. Another 171/2 per
cent will go to the Florida Wild-
life Federation, winch will use it
Solely for conservation purposes,
and the remaining 65 per cent
will be sent to the national fed-
eration for similar purposes.
Coming to Port
Clark Gable and Norma Shearer
will be seen Sunday and Monday
at the Port theater in "Idiot's
Delight," the Pulitzer prize-win-
ning drama. It's daring! It's ro-
mantic! Their lips meet again as
they did in "A Free Soul."
Tuesday sees Don Ameche and
the Ritz Brothers on the silver
screen in "Three Musketeers"-
and you can be sure it will be a
riot of comedy.
Sylvia Sidney will be seen Wed-
nesday in "One Third of a Na-
tion," while Dorothy Lamodr and
Lloyd Nolan come Thursday and
Friday in "St. Louis Blues."
Future events include "Holly-
Several hundred thousand dollars
of racing income has been taken
from general county funds and
placed in the county school funds,
bringing the state's contribution"
to about half the total cost of run-
ning the schools. This total was
distributed in the following man-
ner: ,i "'
General overhead ............ 2.2
Teachers' salaries ...........51.2
Operation ................... 4.2
Transportation .............. 5.4
Maintenance of buildings.....- 2.7
New buildings, etc. ......... 2.7
Bond debt, fixed charges ....21.2
plated improvements in teaching
methods, in construction 'and
maintenance of school plants, and
of supervision are adopted, the
added cost can be regarded as a
sound investment. The chief, prob-
lem is elimination of politics
nearly as possible, and provide'
that school finances and manage-
ment shall be along sound Iluea,
in order that the greatest results
may be secured from the ,school
dollar. Most educators feel thiscan
be done with state and', possibly,
federal aid, without sacrificingthe
control of education now properly
in local hands.-1939,. :
See the New 1939
y & A .. ,' ...
ELECTRIC COOKING COSTS LESS
THAN YOU THINK, AND IT'S FASTER,
COOLER AND MORE IDEAL IN MANY
WAYS. PLAN NOW TO MODERNIZE
YOUR KITCHEN ELECTRICALLY
SSee Your Electric Range Dealel
FLORIDA POWER Corp.
DIR AY MARCH. 17 19 9
:wood Premiere" on the ta pi O'ler expenses ............. .3.6
'Tuesday, March 2'," when A.eall Practically all the modern
people will impersonate Lb~Pir fa-' schools in Florida were built dur-
vorite nmovi'e stars, aar 'H -Jon. 'ing the .last 20 years. The coun-
lulu," starring Ele nor Powell and ties and school districts are still
Robert Young, which pIays April obligated for atoout $50,000,000
9 and 10. worth of construction bonds, and
-- --as noted in the foregoining, 21.2
T.. E. Fisher, district agent for per cent of the total 1938 school
the Bull Steamship Line, yester expenditures go to the payment of'
day moved his. family to Port St. interest and principal of this debt.
Joe, taking a home on Hunter's There are approximately 12,000
Circle. white and negro supervisors, prin-
--- ----- cipals and teachers employed in
School S stem Florida today. The white pupils
enrolled number 292,000, the ne-
(Continued from Page 4) gro 103,000. Accurate comparisons
more than $26,000,000. Twelve cannot be made witn other years
million came from state' taxes on because of past poor accounting
gasoline, retail stores, notor ve- methods, but the growth has been
hide licenses, together W.'th the about in proportion to the popu-
constitutional state millage 'n ad lation increase.
valorem, interest on the state The cost of education will not
school fund, and minor sources. decline in the future. I. contem-
TIAE*3STAR, RQRR SY. JOE GULE COUNTY F A
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..... i -, "i Iy, MAKF .; "1, "939
City Cage League
Comes To Close
Final Games Played' Mornday Eve-
ning; Oldtowners Remain
Final games i the city basket-
ball league were played Monday
evening at the Centennial build-
ing with the High School winning
from the Merchants 23 to 12 and-
the' Oldtowinrs coming out vic-
torious over the Papermakers to
the tune of 33 to 20.
The season was productive of
much sport for lovers of the
game,. and brought to the atten-
tion of sports lovers of the city
the fact that we have many top-
notch basketball players. By next
season the teams will be better
organized, and with an earlier
opening there should be more in-
terest taken in the games.
Tapler's Oldtowners showed
their heels all the way with 11
wins and no defeats. This would
seem to be a runaway, but there
were Vmany. game won by close
scores and,' scares. But the Old-
towners 'always had the necessary
punch when the going was rough.
Final standing of the league
follows, with total scoring of in-
,Te-m- .. W L Pct.
Oldtowners ..........11 0 1.000
Papermakers ........ 7 5 .583
High School .......... 3 9 .250
Merchants ........... 2 9 .182
Player- Goals-Field Foul
Wadsworth ......... 45 18
Bnyeoy........ ........ 37 12
Tapper .' ........ ..... 33 3
Hidalgo ...............27 9
Stepp ................ 24 9
Schneider .............. 17 5
Cy Williams .....I.... 17 4
Cothern ............... 16 4
Talley ............. 13 7
Forehand ............. 13 4
Wood ................. 12 4
A.Dendy ............. 12 1
Bounds............... 11 3
Coody ................. 1 3
Mahon ................ 11 2
Johnson ............... 10 6
-TIrawick .......... 9 .1
Adams .;.............. 9 1
Palmer ................ 8 5
Guinn ................. 6 5
Coburn ................ 5 3
Sullivan ............... 5 2
Maples ................ 5 2
Lane ................... 5 2
(Continued from Page 1)
The following letter, received
this week by T. W. Wilson, secre-
tary of the chamber of commerce,
speaks for itself:
"Dear Mr. Wilson-I write to
thank you for the time and in-
terest you gave me when in Port
St. Joe. I am very much inter-
ested in the proposal initiated
by yourself, Mr. Edwards, Mr.
Watson and others. I shall be
obliged to you if you will put in
motion whatever machinery may
be necessary to bring this matter
to a conclusion. I hope it will re-
sult in our being able to locate
:permanently in Port St. Joe.
"With regards ;nd all good
wishes, .I am,
"Boone D. Tillett,
This year cadets from the acad-
emy are wintering at Lake Wales.
RALPH D. GREGORY
DIES AT SUMATRA
Ralph D. Gregory, 80, died at
Sumatra Sunday and, .interment
was in tp cemetery there Mon-
day afternoon. He~'eleaves a widow,
Mrs. Seanie NealW Gregory, six
children, 22 grandchildren and 15
Mrs. Thomas MePhaul, a niece,
and Rev. and Mrs. H. F. Beaty of.
this city attended' .the_ funeral.
(Continued from Page 1)
ber of commerce,, the Lion's club,
Parent-Teacher association, the
churches, members of the paper
mill unions and other interested
It is expected that from this
meeting will come a definite pro-
gram of sports and recreations for
Port St. Joe which will go far to-
ward joining citizens together in
further development )o~ the city
and making it a better place in
which to live.
Mayor Sharit has requested
that some action be taken toward
entering a baseball team in the
West Florida league to represent
this city, as was once the case,
and that sufficient backing be
raised to make it fittingly repre-
sent the city. A league made up
of teams from Port St Joe, Pan-
ama City, Apalaclicola, Blounts-
town, Carrabelle Wewahitchka,
Wakulla and Marianna would
probably be able to carry out a
nice schedule and provide base-
ball fans with much sport. Steps
toward such a league can be
.taken at this mass meeting.
It might also be possible to
have a twilight leaguein the city,
with teams from the various inter-
ests centered here, .and a diamond:
ball league along the same lines'
could be formed.
The mayor and city commission-
ers have been Invited to this
meeting, and all sports lovers
should not fail .to attend and form-
ulate plans before the summer
season sets in.
TO SECURE QUAIL
(Continued from Page 1)
birds. The quail are now being
trapped at the state farm and as
soon as they are ready they will
be made available for us.
The co-operation of everyone is
asked in this .movement to better
hunting conditions here. A dona-
tion of five or ten cents to de-
fray the expense of going after
these birds and then placing
them throughout the county will
be appreciated. Leave any dona-
tions with Horace Soule at the St.
Joe Hardware company.
We are the next county in line,
so let's, take advantage of it.
Hardy Cup Tournament To Draw
Many West Florida Quintets
To Centennial/ Building
West Florida dependent bas-
ketball teams '/ill meet on the
Port .St. Joe/ Centennial court
next Friday ;,(nd Saturday, March
24 and 25, to compete for the A.
L: Hardy t ,ophy.
Tournanient officials last week
sent ,ou/ "feelers" to 25 clubs
throughput this section. Of this
nuirmbr Graceville, Panama City,
Chipley, Tallahassee, Vernon, We-
wtalitchka, Crawfordville and
three Port St. Joe teams, includ-
ing the Oldtowners, winners of
last year's event and who now
have one leg on, the cup, have al-
'eady accepted bids.
More anticipated entries make
a late seeding necessary. How-
ever, Chipley, finalist in last
week's tournament in Chipley, .is
expected to prove troublesome.
Clubs from the strong Pensacola
sector have not yet responded to
Despite a ruling declaring a
three-time winner before a club
can hold the trophy permanently,
the tournament is to be an all-
medal affair. A consolation cup
will go to the runner-up and
medals will be presented players
representing the champions. Play-
ers chosen on the All-Star team
will also receive awards.
TO BE FORMED
District Meet of
Lions Maich 23
STo Be Held At. Blountstown With
A Number of Distinguished
Members of Lions club of West
Florida will gather at Blounts-
town next Thurseay, March 23,
for a joint meeting to discuss
matters of mutual interest before
the district convention in St.
Petersburg. Lions from Port St.
Joe, Tallahassee, Panama City,
Marianna, Graceville, Crestview,
and Pensacola will be guests of
the Blountstown club on that day.
District Governor Joe Taran-
tino, International Director Mil-
lard, Conklin, Deputy District Gov-
ernor Malcolm Yancey, M. E.
Tolson, president of the Tallahas-
see club, and others will be dis-
tinguished, guests at the gather-
Young Demos to
Meet In Ocala
Will Discuss Important Amend-
ment's to Constitution of
Preparations are nearly com-
pleted for the biennial convention
of Florida Young Democrats, to be
held in, Ocala March 25 and 26.
AnN extensive program of enter-
tainment has been arranged apd
prominent speakers from the
Democratic ranks will be an-
,nounced next week.
It is reported that there are at
least four. or five candidates for
new president of the organization
already in the field. Among these
are Carl Gray of Panama City,
James Milligan of Orlando, Dan
Kelly of Fernandina and Ivan Ja-
vel of St. Petersburg.
FOR SCHOOL SHOW
(Continued from Page 1)
Hutto, Pat Hickey, Mike Hickey,.
Tommy Hull, Billy Powell, Hugh
McPherson, Ernest Smith, Wayne
Taunton, Mary Helen Gangnleux,
Teresa Edwards, Alma Jean Hin-
son, Evedyn Strange, Ouida Mar
tin, Betty Streetman, Mary Lou-
ise Wooden, Mittle Strauss, Doro-
thy Hall and Wanda Spencer.
Teachers in charge of the pro-
duction .are Miss Louise Soloman,
director; Mrs. Laneta Davis, mu-
sic; Miss Eileen Arnold and Mrs.
Leroy Gainous, da nc e s; Miss
Avaryee Collier and Miss Juanita
Gunn, lines; Mrs. Calla Perritt,
-rs. Helen Allen, Mrs. Fena Mc-
Phaul,' and Mrs. Minnie Howell,
Mrs. L. W. Tubbs and children
of Lewisville, Ala., left Wednes-
day after spending the week in
this' city, guests of Mr. and Mrs.
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work in Port St. Joe must be
done by plumbers licensed under
an ordinance recently passed.
It was pointed out that those/
plumbers who had paid licenses
were not being treated right by
allowing unlicensed plumbers to
continue working on buildings in
Chief of Police Troy Jones was
instructed to bring to city court
all plumbers working In the city
who had, not secured licenses.
Will Check Water Loss
The matter of a continued loss
of water in the city's system was
again brought up and figures pre-
sented by Clerk Tomlinson indi-
cated that the loss is continuing
From the period of January 20
to February 20, 5,600,000 gallons
of water were pumped, and of
this. amount 2,236,530 gallons
could not be accounted for. For
"More Miles to the Gallon"
Oil 15c to 35c Qt.
Good Oil 2 gal. 85c
Exide Batteries :Batteries Recharged
SUNNY STATE SERVICE
Q. H. COLLINS, Prop.
ORT ST. JOE, FLA.
f" a A
o ERECRATION PARLOR
to be opened April 1 in-the old Leader Shoe
Shop building for the playing of
Checkers, Dominoes and
Award will be made at 9:00 P. M., April 1 an
submitting the winning name must be p
-THE PUBLIC IS INVITE
FREE SANDWICHES AND COFFEE! !
,:. ADDRESS ALL SUGGESTED NAMES TO
_P. O. BOX 478
PORT ST. JOE, I
FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Where Business is Brisk You Will Always Find Fresh Goods
MILK-6 Small or Ice Cream Powder-
3 Tall 3 Boxes for .........
TEA FLAKE CRACKERS-1 pound box 10c
Sailorman CROWDER PEAS-No. 2 Can 10c; 3 Cans 25c
SHAVER'S FIELD PEAS-No. 2 Can 10c; 3 Cans.....25
PORK AND BEANS-2 No. 3-Cans..............................25c
SIrish 10 lbs. 2t
TOMATOE S CATSUP- li
Small for ...--...- 7 .14' oz. bottle ............
iAXWELL H E FLOUR-Good grade 4 C
MAXWELL HOSE 29C 12 Ibs -.....35c and 45
COFFEE Lb lbs.....
MATCHES, 3 boxes ......10c
COOKING OIL, gal. ......90c SARDINES, 3 cans ...... 9c
Post Toasties, 3 for ......25c 5c Macaroni, 3 boxes..:.10c
FANCY CHUCK ROAST- VEAL CHOPS and ROUND
Cash Price 1 STEAK-Wilson or
per pound- ............... Swift's, per lb......... 3O
SWEET SIXTEEN MARGARINE-2 pounds ............25c
FANCY SLICED BACON-Per pound 25e
Best Grade WHITE 1 OIL SAUSAGE-
MEAT, Sliced; lb. ....... Per 6-lb. can ..........
WE SELL ONLY GOVERNMENT INSPECTED MEAT
BAY SHORE GROCERY
Location: First Store on Right on Panama City Road After
Crossing Canal West of Port St. Joe
Highland View We Appreciate Your Patronage
"the previous '30. d'c Decemiber enifl been connected to the mains'
20 to January 20, a..shortage of of the paper company. In order
2,641,000 gallon was shown. to check this possibility, a meter
It was the opinion of the cor- will be put on the line to the mill
missioners that the loss is some- and if this does not account for
where in the stand-by line run- the-, huge Jos. the entire water"
ning to the St. Joe Paper com- system will be gone over in an
pany for fire protection for the endeavor to locate the leak, al-
pmill, and that in some manner though this has been done and n
the city's mains have r inadvert- serious leaks discovered.