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: March 24, 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 fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dadicated to
the betterment and upL'ullding of
the City of Port St Joe.

I Port St. Joe-Site of the $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florlda's fast.
Sest growing little city In
S.. .- ... the. heart of the piie belt"

The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center





Sharit and Iewis Go Before
Army Engineer Board At
Washington With Plea
To Return $200,000

J. L. Sharit and E. Clay Lewis
of :Port St. Joe, representing Gull
county as a whole, appeared be
fore the board of army engineers
Tuesday at Washington D. C., in
an effort to have reimbursed the
$200,000 voted by the people of
the county for construction of the
5% mile .canal link connecting th
..ntra-coastal canal with the Gulf
of Mexico through St.' Joseph's
The army board had on hand a
report of the division engineer
recommending improvement of the
canal by providing a nine foot
,channel 100 feet wide, but oppos-
ingp~reimbursement for the work
done in dredging the canal. This
report held that local interests
-performed the.work on their' own
initiative, for their own purposes,
and primarily for their own bene-
.Mayor Sharit pointed.out to. the
board that'thc-'ci."r-f P'ot St. Joe
had 'advanced ,1014,00 for dredg-
ing of the'channel in our harbor,
,Javing been assured that it would
be repaid, and that Gulf county
had floated a $200,c0O. bond issue
for construction of this, canal in
the belief that it was of great eco-
nomic importance' a and that the
federal government would reim-
burse the county.
"We believed we were proceed-
ing in the same way on both of
these projects," said Sharit. "We
fully expected at all times to be
reimbursed for the money we ad-
vanced on construction 'of these
:projects, and we has good reason
to expect it. For example, at the
hearings at Port St. Joe, Repre-
sentative Millard Caldwell made
the following statement:
'This county has evidenced
its good faith and belief in this
proposal by having floated bonds
to construct this canal and to take
a chance on reim-ursement. I an-
ticipate doing everything in my
power to secure absolute reim-
bursement to the county for what-
ever is expended.'
"Later in those same hearings,
Colonel Park indicated, that the
thought of reimbursement was in
his. mind by this statement:
"''Suppose the cost of the proj-
ect exceeded what was con-
sidered to be the economic bene-
.fits? Would the local' community
make a cash contribution?' And I
replied that the county would be
willing to do so."
Mr. Sharit went on to point out
that the work was undertaken by
the county in order to expedite
construction and provide employ-
.ment in line with the president's
appeal to the nation, rather than
,adopting the slower procedure of
obtaining initiation of the work
through army engineers, which
would have required congressional
"Let me say," continued Mr.
Sharit, "that throughout the work
the county engineers were in
constant consultation, with the
army engineers,to make absolute-
(Coitlnued on Paige, 8)





All the brilliance, fanfare and
glamour of a real Hollywood pre-
miere will be seen at the Port
theater next Tuesaay evening
when the much-heralded "Holly-
wood Premiere of. 1939,", com-
bined stage and screen show, will
be presented.
S The premiere will be run off in
true Hollywood style, with spe-
cial floodlights, cameras, news
reporters and the enthralling me-
lage of color that always makes
history in Hollywood.
The stars, impersonated by 30
or 'more local people, will arrive
at the theater in swanky automo-
biles at 8 p. m. and will speak a
word of welcome over the "mike"
bBfdre i they ",*-utE r the t hearer.
where they will be seated among.
the audience until called to the
stage to take, part in the show of
fun, singing 'and dancing.
The premiere is being sporn-
sored by the American Legion
Auxiliary, and tickets are now be-
ing sold by all members of the
Robert R. Stevens, professional
director of the Gage Presentation
company, is directing the show.
He came here from Valdosta, Ga.,
where a successful performance
of the premiere was recently
The management of the Port
theater and Mr. Stevens state that
much interest is being manifested
in the coming performance, indi-
cated by the fine co-operation be-
ing received from local people.

New Canal Bridge

Opened to Traffic

Draw Span Costing $133,575 Is
Built By Cleary Brothers
Construction Company

The new draw-bridge across the
recently-completed canal west of
:Port St. Joe was thrown open to
traffic Monday and the Wooden
bridge used on the detour is being
torn down..
The bridge, costing $133,575, was
built by the Cleary Brothers Con-
struction company of West Palm
Beach and is approximately one-
third of a mile long, including the
two approaches.


Many alumni and friends of the
University of Florida' from Gulf
county are planning to attend the
big West Florida rally in Mari-
anna next Tuesday night March
28. The Jackson county alumni
club, sponsors for the occasion,r
are extending a cordial welcome
to everyone in West Florida who 1
is in any way interested in the
University of Florida.

McPherson Tells of

Teachers' Meeting

States That Legislators See Little
Chance of Raising More Cash
For State's Schools

Principal D. G. McPherson of
the Port St. Joe schools returned
Sunday from the annual conven-
tion of the Florida Education as-
sociation held at Tainpa and re-
ports that the. association left to
the 1939 legislature 'the job of
finding revenue to replace school
fund's lost through discounts al-
lowed delinquent taxpayers.
The proposed' emergency appro-
priation, sufficient to assure a
full term in all scbhols, according
to Mr. McPherson, *as estimated
at approximately $i,000,000, but
that members ot the legislature,
in Tampa to study finance and
taxation problenis of the state,
saw little chance of. granting the
schools' request.
Recommendations for the emer-
gency fund of $150 per teacher
uhit, he said, were contained in
a report of the continuing educa-
tional council, composed of promi-
nent school officials.
Two-thirds of the counties, Mr.
McPherson added, reported their
schools will have less than the
standard nine months' term.
Adjournment of the association
convention featured the election
of James T. Wilson, Miami'school
superintendent, as new president,
succeedin t-T. D. Baijey.

Mrs. Charity McDaniel,
Is Called By Death

Mrs. Charity Elizabeth McDan-
iel, after ten weeks of suffering,
passed away Monday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Teat, at
Scott's Ferry and was laid to rest
Tuesday noon at Jehu cemetery.
Her husband, Benjamin McDaniel,
preceded her in death by 13 years.
Mrs. McDaniel leaves the fol-
lowing children to mourn her.
passing: Mrs. Lilla Scott, Mrs. P.
Strange and Mrs. Beard of Port
St. Joe; Mrs. Stephens of Plant
City; Mrs. Teat of Scott's Ferry;
Jennings McDaniel of Ocala, and
Grover McDaniel of Wewahitchka.
She is also survived by a large
number of grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. W. A. Mc-
Daniel is a stepson.
Mrs. McDaniel was a consistent
member of the Methodist church.
but had been prevented from at-
tending for years due to ill health.


Due( to the fact that several
members of the board were out
of the county Tuesday, the board
of county commissioners' meeting
was postponed to Tuesday, March
---- -------- t
Building permits were issued
yesterday to the Florida Housing
corporation for the construction
of nine six-room dwellings on Mc-
Clelland avenue at a cost of $2000
------ ,
Dr. A. F. Thomas of Newbury- i
port, Mass., has leased the three
offices in the new Masonic build- 2
ing on Reid avenue and will be
ready for practice within the next
week or ten days. Dr. Thomas has (
been in Florida since the last of t
January and is greatly taken with i
s'-' Srt'o-? It the state.








Meeting at the Port Inn Tues-
day evening, the board of -direc-
tors of the Port St. Joe Chamber
of Commerce discussed many im-
portant matters.
The zoning map of the city for
FHA insured mortgages was pre-
sented and gone over thoroughly.
It was the consensus of opinion
of the directors that terms in all
sections of the city as approved
are very liberal, and very little of
the city did not receive approval
at this time. The chamber has
been very active in .securing this
FHA approval and it is believed
now that the city nas oeen zoned
that a building program of con-
siderable extent will develop ,
A 'resolution was passed-y tire
directors favoring building of a
dam at the conflux or the Dead
Lakes'and Apalachicola river to"
maintain a constant water level
and furnish better fishing for the
thousands of sportsmen who visit
the lakes. It was pointed out that
it would be an excellent adver-
tisement for the county as a
whole. A copy of the resolution is
to be mailed to all legislators in
this section.
The matter of the request by
the county commissioners that
the chamber take some action in
regard to removal of obstructions
to small streams along the re-
cently completed connecting link
in the intra-coastal canal system
which is believed to have caused
(Continued on Page 2)'

Cage Tourney to

Open Here Today

Oldtowners Will Defend Hardy
Cup Against Nine Invad-
ing Quintets

The Centennial building will be
the scene of a basketball contest
by We s t Florida independent
teams for possession of the A. L.
Hardy cup which is now held by
:he Oldtowners of Port St. Joe.
In addition to the main trophy,
a consolation cup will go to .the
runner-up, medals will be pre-
sented players representing the
champions, and players selected
on the All-Star team will receive
golden basketball charms. The
cups and'other awards are now on
display in the show window of the
LeHardy drug store.
Schedule for the two-day meet
is as follows:
Friday-3 p. m., Oldtowners vs.
Altha; 4 p. m., Panama City vs.
Crawtordville; 7 p. m., St. Joe
Merchants vs. Frink; 9 p. m.,
Graceville to meet winner of Old-
towners-Altha game; 8 p. m., Pa-
permakers .vs. Chipiey; 10 p. m.,
Wewahitchka' to meet winner of

Punch Boards, Theater Draw.
ings, Kelly Pool and Such
Come Under Ban of
Governor Cone

According to a letter .received
by Sheriff Byrd E. Parker from
State Attorney General George C.
Gibbs, all gambling of any char.
acter must cease at'once in Gulf
county in conformity with the re-
cent no-gambling edict issued by
.Governor Fred P. Cone.
The letter follows in full;
Hon.. Byrd E. Parker, Sheriff
Wewahitchka, Florida.
Dear Sheriff Parker--The re-
sults of the governor's order to
enforce strictly the laws against
unlawful gambling have been ex-
cellent. The co-operation fr o m
prosecuting offers as well as
sheriffs is gratifying and.1l feel
that substantial progress has been
made; but there must be no slack-
ening or restraint of efforts, and
the governor wants all enforce-
ment officers to investigate condi-
tions in their respective counties'
without waiting ror complaints.
It is suggested that you consult
with your prosecuting attorneys
whenever necessary. The gov-r-/
nor's orders are ''o close and keep "',,
(Iosed all unlawful gaiblling es-
You are expected to continue
your investigations and enf'orce-
ment throughout your county to
the end that all places in which
there is unlawful gambling shall
be closed and -that the same be
kept closed, reporting as hereto-
fore requested by the .governor.
In connection therewith I am
enclosing copies of correspon-
dence containing an opinion of
this office in regard to unlawful
Assuring you of appreciation for
the co-operation extended and for
your further diligence, I am,
Very truly yours,
George Couper Gibbs,
Attorney General.
The correspondence referred, to
by Mr. Gibbs is in regard to a let-
ter to Governor Cone from A. W.
Key of Pensacola, who operates
a small grocery store, and was in
reference to candy boards in his
place of business similar to those
found in establishments in Port
St. Joe. Mr. Gibbs' reply follows:
Hon. Fred P. Cone, Governor
Tallahassee, Florida..
Dear Governor ICone-I am in
receipt of your letter of the 4th
enclosing copy of letter from Mr.
A. W. Key of Pensacola' in which
he -inquires of you as to whether
or not it is unlawful to,operate
punchboards in his store, and re-
questing my opinion as to the le-
gality of this operation.
It is my opinion that the opera-
tion outlined in Mr. Key's letter
whereby he admits that a person
punching a board may have to pay
from one to 39 Cents, makes the
operation illegal regardless of the
fact that merchandise is received
for each punch. My views in this
matter are substantiated by the
(Continued on Page 3)
Chief of Police Troy Jones wag
called to Quincy last Sunday due
to the serious illness, of his
mother. He has not yet returned
to this city.

Panama-Crawfordville game.
Winners in today's games will
meet in games scheduled) for 3
and 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
and the two winners in these con-
tests will battle it out for the cup
at 8 o'clock tomorrow night.


Society Personals Churches
(Continued from Page 1)'
LANETA DAVIS, Editor an increase in mosquitoes, was
S" .. discussed., at- some :rength. Ar-
rangements have.been made with
PAIENT-TEACHERS WOMAN'S CLUB w. H. Ball of the state health de-
INSTALL OFFICERS At fthe Churcher ISTALL'S OFFICERS apartment, the local health depart-
The Port St. Joe Parent-Teacher AC The Port St. Joe Woman's club met, the board of.county cm.
association met yesterday after- held installation of officers at the missioners and members .of the
noon in the high school auditor- METHODIST CHURCH Port Inn last Thursdlay, with 30 chamber of commerce to make an
ium to install officers for the en- D. E. Marietta, Minister members present. Mrs. G. A. Pat- inspection tour of the canal next
suing year. Collis Land presided Services Every Sunday ton; vice-president, presided in the Monday morning in an attempt to
in the absence of the president 10:00 a. m.-Churcn School. absence of the president. A busi- arrive at a solution of this prob-
and vice-president. 7:30 p. m.-iening worship. ness session wais held during the lem.
The minutes were read and ap- three-course luncheon; after which The chamber went on record. as
proved, followed by reports from FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Mrs. W. A. Smith rendered two favoring recognition of the fine
various chairmen, the treasurer Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister vocal selections. support of the Meade interests in
giving an excellent report on the 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School. Following the luncheon officers the civic life of Port St. Joe.
past year's or. A motion was 1:00 a. m-Mrning Worship. were installed as follows, Mrs. Much recognition has been ac-
past year's workd. A motion was "7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
made and approved to sponsor a 8:00p. m.-Preaching service. Sa Montgomery acting as in- corded the DuPont interests, but
tonsilectomy, the second this year, W.M.U., Monday, 3:00 p. m. stalling officer: Mrs. W. A. Smith, very iittie has been said concern-
for underprivileged children. Prayermeetfiig Wednesday, 7:30 p, pfesidlnt; Mrs. BaSil Kenney, ing the M~adb cohpahny 'Phe. pe0-
The nominating committee pre- m. Tieatliers fleeting, ThurSday; vide-president; Mirs. E. Smith, re- e of th city are urged to recog-
sented the list of officers aind all 7:30 p. coidiing skecetary; Mrs H. G. nize the fine co-operation, offered
were unanimously elected as fol- S 'pence. cOresponding secretary; by thi r throih thbir, man-
lows: Mrs; E: A. Hortoh, presi- ASSEMJBJ.Y o CIOQr Mis: W. L. Bragg, treasurer. this fir A t Kthr
dent; Mrs. T. Iane, vice-prest- Rev. E. T. Corbin,. Pastor Out-of-towI guests wei8 Mrs. H: ettiA erread fr obnel
dent; Mrs. J. T. McNeill,. second Full-tine s8rvibs D. Mark.- of Apalahilcola, Mrs. W. :Tllett of ther Shen adoah alley
vice-piesideit; .Mrs. Roy, Gibson, 10:1 a. m.Si-iay Sciol bri of Itidiana and Mrs. Military School, wch the cha-
parliameptartan;. Mrs. Leroy Gain- 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.Military School, wlch the cha
parlmentaria. Mrs. Leroy Ga- 7:30 p.. m.-Evangelisti service. 'Cabo' dt Connecticut: hber- has been endeavoring to lo-
ous, secretary Collis Land, treas- Prayermeeting evefy Wednesday hre or its winter term
urer; Mrs. Rdbert Tipper, his- night. 44i : WENS& HOSTESS aehere --Or itswinter -term.
~torian. ", MR.-CIRBE The school., head continues to show
torian. -4a, MAhtTiA CIRCLE
The room count was made, ai FIRST PRESBYTERIAN The Marth le of the Bap great interest in this city and is
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister ,, o t Bp ready to proceed with plans when
tei which the meeting adjourned. Rst. H. MissarF. Beaty, Ministert at
t whh te m.10:00 a. m.-Bunday School. twist Missionary, society mt at arrangements are completed..
Sa -Peachig service.t ome of Mr L. W.A resolutionto our legislators
TUESDAV' IRIDGi CLUB 7306 p. m.--Preaching service. Mofhdi afternoon with twelve s pass requesting that the
WITH M1. W Vi ; lHOWELL ---- embers and three visitors pres- ais phathery at Wewahitchka be
The membbirs ot the Tuesday MISSIONARY SOCIETY !et: continued and further expanded.
Bridge club. were entertained at H4LDSb JOINT MEiEiNG !. The meeting was called tO' or- A resolution endorsing develop-
the home of Mrs. W. M. Howell on The Methodist Missionary so- der by singing "Draw Me Nearer." meant of the Florida cross-state
Eighth street. Purple dahlias city held a joint meeting at the Cob-chairiimn Mrs. Charles McGlel canal wtas- passed and copies or-
aided in decorating the room. church Monday afternoon with lai read the devotional from 1st red sent to senator an
where two tables were in progres- Mrs. J. C. Bradbury n charge of John, 4th chapter. Sentence pray- dere sent to our senators inter-
sion. Following trie tallying of the program. The topic was "Ex- ers were offered for sick and ab- reted parties. Endorsement was
scores, prizes were presented to pending Horizons of the Local 'sait members. Mrs. E. B. Dendy also given the program of the
Mrs; J: Shannon, hign; Mrs. 'T. V. Church." coducted th. Bible study from state bar association for suggested
Westbrook, cut, and Mrs. W. J. Following opening of the meet- the Book of Deiiteronomy; changes in the criminal code to
Curry, traveling. ing with song and scripture read- Following disinissal by Mrs. Mc- dite trials and ut cost.
Delicious refreshments were ing by Mrs. J. L. Sharit, Mrs. WV. Cl0ila, soft drinks and cookies league up of streets and al-
served to Mesdames C. Trammell, E. Boyd, gave an Inspiring talk on were enjoyed by all present. eyin up or dis-
W. J. Curry, M. Larkin, G. Grimsr- "Religion Release," taken. from eys in the .city cae up ;ior dis-
ley, D. C. Smith, T. V. Westbrook, "The World' Oulook." Mrs. G, A. LEGION POST ELECTS cushion and a prevention p tossed,
W. S: Smith and J. Shannon. Pattoin then led a i-rayer for the OFFICERS FOR YEAR which wi be presented to en
t church. Those assisting the leader The American Legibn post at city commissioners; urging. en-
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT in the program were Mrs. Sharit, its. meeting Mbndky night elected forcementof the ordinance per-
Mi. and Mrs. Howard Bare of Mris. R. W. Smith, Mrs. Pation the following officers for the en- dining to the disposition o gar-
Panama City announce the birth and Mrs. R. A. Swatts. suing term: T. M. Schnelder, post bage and othe trash and refuse.
of a 7%-pDund daughter on March Mrs. Bradbury lea a prayer for commander; Gaal White, first Also that ope daine ditches
15, 1939 The young lady has been the people in the church, followed vice-commander; S. B. Brown, t the cit be of m uitoe e
named Lora Janinne. with song, and Mrs. Sharit pro- second vice-commander; M. L. he breeding of mosquitoes Chambr of
n nounndunced the benediction. Mrs. Fuller, third vice-commander; E. The Port St. Chamber of
MRS. PRIDGEON HOSTESS byd cohtiiucted a short business V. Pollock, chaplain; W. S. Smith, Commesce is a very active body
TO THURSDAY CLUB session and Mrs. M. Kt Hurlbut post historian; W C Pridgeon, has ade its presence felt in
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon entertained introduced a new mem-eri. The finance officer; Ivey Vanlanding- many ways. The boy celebrated
the Thursday Bridge club yester- meeting adjourned with "Blest Be ham, post adjutant;. C. P. Van- its first birthday last month, and
day at her home on Third street. the Tie:" Horn, service officer and Ameri- the short period or a year has
Tables Were placed for play and er canism officer; Byrd E. Parker. brought many problems to the
after three progressions, prizes LOTTlE MOO.N GIRLS sargeant-at-arms; 0. N. Griffin, front and gained action on them.
were presented. M EET AT CHUR CH chairman executive board.
The hostess served delectable The Lottie Moon Girls' Auxili- Installation ceremonies will be. _
refreshments to members present. ary of the Baptist church met at held in Wewahitchka on April 17.;
the church Tuesday with thirteen
Whooping coiigh causes about members and Councellor Mrs. E. HONOR ROLL.
10,00 d aths every year in the C. Cason present. The meeting Th9 following pupils' names ap-
United States. The following pupils' names ap-
was conducted by the Rev. J. W. peed upn the honor rl of the
pared upon the honor roll of the TE
Siseniore, who gave an examina- Port St. Joe schools for the pe-
Wlejli We Dry 'tion on their manual study. The riod just ended: SUNDAY-MONIidA'-MAR. 26-27
Girls were greatly interested: in 12th Giade Preston White,
lean our the study and are looking forward Allah Mae Darcey, Virginia Stout-
to another of its kind next week. admire, Kathleen Sauinffers.
After singing several songs, the llth Grade-Opal Greene. Doro- BINGCROSBY 4- .
G rmienits i meeting was dismissed with sen- thy Trawick, Paul Johnson and ranciska GAAL. ,.j
you'll be able to see, not tence prayers. Ed Tfifft. ......
shnell, the difference! For th Grade-Avis Wilson, Willie TUESDAY-MARCH 28
our scientific dry cleaning EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY MEETS :Lee Beard, Betty Jo Temple. On the. Screen
is completely odbrless it The regular meeting of the 9th Grade Marigeie Smith, i Ro bt MONTGOMERY
doesn't leave the slightest Episcopal Auxiliary of the Saint Taloimafi Smith, Alma Collins- Ro. bsalind RUSS LL
whiff of dry cleaning odor. James Mission was held Tuesday worth, Juanita East.- ..
But the biggest difference afternoon at the Methodist church 8th Grade--Madeine Soderberg, jj
between our claning and or with the Rev. Gon Benson of Thomas Smith, Mary Johnson,
dinary dry cleaning is the :Apalachicola in charge. Mrs. C. Helen Wright, Imogeie Monasco, O the .Stage
appearance of your clothes Fuller was in charge of the study Juliene Hinson. OtL YW LTr
When we r tkirh thri;. Colors 'for the afternoon. 7tii Gi'ade-Col.an Schneider, iOLL WOOD
ale restored to their original Betty Jo Lane, Carolyn Baggett, PREMV IERE"
brightness aiid sparkle with B. A. Cogisdill, E. A. Conklin Albert Gangtneux.
new life. The texture's origi- and B. B. Conklin were business 4th Grade-Wade Barrier, Dud- See Your Favorite Movie
nal "feel" is fully preserved visitors Monday in Jacksonville .ley Powell, John Sealey, Francis Stars!
and there is no oily film to i* r a Burgess; Sara Horton and Jerry 8:30 P. lM.
attract new dust and dirt. Mrs. Fred Maddox and Mrs. Sowers.
Let us convince you that Sammie Davis were in Wewa- 3rd Grade-Peggy Hardy, Alex THURS.-FRI.-MARCH 30-31
our odorless, scientific dry hitchka on business last Friday. Fillingim, Archie Nations, Harry *,ai\, \\ .-
cleaning does all we claim Kaupp, Sara Brinson. qrV r
for it. Mrs. Anna Balckom and daugh- 2nd Grade Kathryn Horton,p- -1 *,
ter, Johnnie Mae, were week-end Dolores Mira, Betty June Wright. I
f\ B ,.. I J -1*' guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Little 1st Grade-Billy Parker, Anna I' A.i,-.. -
ein Carrabelle. Mae Hall. ....
TAILORS and CLEANERS Mrs. Charles Brown of Apa- Mrs. D. B. Lewis and children New serial' thrill starts Satur-
-We Call for aiid Deliver-- laphicola visited .Tusday with her returned Saturday to their home d-y for 15 thrilling installments
PHONE 1'02 Monument Ave. plaints, Mr. and Mrs. .Max k11- in Taliahassee after spending two "HEIGH-YO, SILVER!"
bourn. weeks in this city with Mr. Lewis.


Miss Dorii Davis anT Mlis Fla-
velle Campbell of Wewabitchka,
and H-rnry Gray of Panama City
attended the dance here last Fri-
day ,.night. .



FOR SALE CHEAP-Lots 5 &. 7
block 64, Port St. Joe, In Bay
Ridge. Write me: Win. Genohi,
Cypress. Fla. 4-7'

FOR RENT-New houses at Bea
con Hill. Front lot facing Gulf.
Furnished, running water. sani-
tary convenieices, electricity.
Apply T. W. Wilson, or Box
495, Port St. Joe. 3-3tt
UNFUIEN-.StlED, 9 by 18-foot cab-
iris; ceiled: overhead and iides;
good.water; ?6 tnonth. A.ijly St.
Joe LIum1ir ,Co,.. 12121tf

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nished,. with hot- bath. Reason-
able: Close in. Seventh Street,
R. A. Swatts. 4-7*
IF YOU hav-e a ironm for rent.
why not place a classified a&iver'
tisenatnth in The- Starm. The cost .is
low and returns are gratifying. .. .
Try it tody. ... tf

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Caldwell Offers

Woiild Have State

Would Promote Welfare of Those
Engaged in the Fishing

Representative Millard Cald-
well of Florida, member of the
committee on appropriations, has
introduced a bill in congress to
appropriate $150,000 to be used
by the bureau of fisheries in in-
creasing the use of seafoods and,
in general, in promoting the wel-
fare of those engage in the fish-
ing industry.
The bill establishes a service
"(a) providing instruction for
members of the fishery industry
in methods of preserving the
catch; (b) providing fish cookery
demonstrations for home eco-
nomics teachers, and for clubs,
schools and similar institutions;
(c) sponsoring fishery studies by
graduate students at colleges,
universities and omrer educational
institutions; (d) making radio
broadcasts and preparing book-
lets, displays and other types of
visual educational material; (e)
providing educational help to fish-
ermen who desire to form co-op-
erative producing and marketing
associations; and (f) providing
other facilities which promote the
welfare of those engaged in the
fisheries and fishery industry."
Congressman Caldwell said he
thought the chances for favorable
action this congress were fairly

DeSoto Sent First

Letter From U. S.

Mailed Epistle to Secular Cabildo
of Santiago de Cuba In 1539,
Says Tampa Postmaster

.Hernando -DeSoto, wrote the
first letter sent from within the
territory now comprising the
United States. That historical
fact has just been definitely es-
tablished by J. Edgar Wall, post-
master at Tampa, after exhaustive
DeSoto's letter was written, ac-
cording to Postmaster Wall, from
Tampa Bay, July 9, 1539, and ad-
dressed to Secular Cabildo of
Santiago de Cuba. The missive is
part of the DeSoto historical
Postmaster Wall spared no
pains in his research, and con-
sulted all available authorities
and records. He found one letter
which predated that by DeSoto,
but -it was written from San Do-
mingo and not from territory now
within the United States.

Children To Be

Stars In Movie

Hollywood Cameraman to Arrive
Soon to Produce Two-
Reel Comedy

Melton Barker of Hollywood
will arrive in Port St. Joe soon
to produce a two-reel comedy, a
kidnap story, which will be shown
at the Port theater when com-
The entire picture will be made
in and around Port St. Joe and
children will make up the cast;
Some singing and dancing will be
used in the picture, but it will
not be necessary for children to
be able to sing and dance to get
a good part in the production.
After the cast has been selected
there will be three 'or four re-
hearsals, teaching them to act be-
fore the sound camera and talk
over the microphone.
Children between the ages of
3 and 12 years wishing to try out
for parts are askef to register at
the Port theater at, once. Re-
hearsals and shooting of the pic-
ture will not .interrere with school

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League Seeks Extension of Race
Season Which Would Give
Counties $7000 More

(FNS)-"Every one of Florida's
67 counties could have more than
$7000 each additional from the
racing fund, dog racing could be
curtailed one-third and economies
effected in state supervision of
racing." the Florida League for
Racing Regulations, Inc., an-
nounced here.
Extension of the racing season
to April 30, with no openings be-
fore Christmas, and a five-day
race week are objectives of the
league when the 1939 legislature
meets at Tallahassee next month.
Increase of the state's pari-mutuel
tax to 4 per cent and a minimum
state admission tax of 25 cents to
eliminate the pass evil would
bring the additional revenue, it is
shown in computations based' on
official figures of the state rac-
ing, commission for the 1937-38
Reduction of the number of rac-
ing days would 'enable the state
to shave $19,665.30 from the cost
of supervision at the dog tracks.
There would be no reduction of
days at the horse tracks. By in-
creasing the state's commission
on pari-mutuel sales I per cent,
the additional revenue at the dog
tracks would figure $870.07, and
on the horse tracks $342,520.22, a
total gain in gross revenue of
Attendance revenue would jump
appreciably with the Z5-cent mini-
mum tax in force. The gain on
dog tracks from this source would
be $85,552.80, on horse tracks
$46,758.25, a total of $132,311.05.
From both attendance and the
pari-mutuel taxes, the state's in-
crease in gross revenue would-.to-
tal $495,275.64.: based on the fig-
ures for 1937-38.

Bing Crosby Here

Sunday Monday

Will Be Seen at the Port Theater
In "Paris Honeymoon"

Bing Crosby will le seen Sun.
day and' Monday at the Port the
ater in "Paris Honeymoon." This
is a quite different type of ve-
hicle for Bing, but he rides it in
his usual easy manner.
Franciska Gaal plays an in-
credible peasant girl winsomely.
Akim Tamiroff does' a character

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comedy role that ranges from dia-
lect to slapstick. Edward Everett
Horton is Bing's manservant and wc
Shirley Ross is eye-filling in a ou
starchy heiress assignment that ach
gives her one chance to be funny
which she makes good use of.
The story is about a wealthy to
westerner who sets out to marry
an heiress in Paris and winds up D
marrying a peasant chosen Queen of
of Roses at a fiesta in a mythical ge
European country. No attempt at you
realism is made. Most of the ac-
tion takes place in the mythical
country and extensive use is made
of a violently effective liquor
which throws its consumers into -
convulsions. There is also a bit of
gamboling on the green.

Save hv reading the ads!

Fisheries Bill Supei-vise Racing

To Clamp Down

On All Gambling

(Continued from Page 1)
case of Creash, et al vs. State, re-
ported in 179'So. 149.
Yours very truly,
George Couper Gibbs,
Attorney General.
Sheriff Parker is enforcing the
gambling order strictly, and in
Port St. Joe Deputy Sheriff Homer
Coe has ordered all punchboards
off the counters, stopped' the play-
ing of kelly pool in the billiard
parlors for money and is on the
lookout for hidden card games.
The Wednesday night "Lucky
Star" drawings at the Port thea-
ter, which replaced the "bank
night" drawings, has also been
discontinued under the ban on all
forms of gambling or lotteries.
Local pool rooms are promi-
nently displaying large signs stat-
ing that no gambling will be al-



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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.

One of the most striking evidences of the
moral decay that has followed repeal is the
rapid increase and spread of gambling and
prostitution. They are both the invariable
accompaniments of liquor, and doubly so of
legalized liquor.
The one hopeful sign is the general attack
being made against the two vices-gambling
and vice. There is awakened activity from
the federal government down to, but hardly
including, local governments. The discourag-
ing feature is that the attack is not made
against the liquor traffic at the same time.
Only a little less discouraging is the failure
of local officials throughout the country to
co-operate. Only when forced from above
have they shown any considerable activity,
and that only short-lived. The same was true
of the enforcement of prohibition. it seems
now practically certain that legal control
wijl1 fail at the same point.
i H.naed, .one of the most serious threats to
tEhe future of democracy is.its breakdown at
.at the point of closest contact with the peo-
Sple themselves. It raises the serious' ques-
'-tipn of whether the people are really capable
,of governing themselves. If they are not,
.then democracy is doomed, to failure.
t,_AI! Jaw-abiding citizens are heartened by
Governor. Cone's sTrong stand against gambl-
ing. But even so, these same .law-abiding
citizens are fearful of the results. They know
that reform in its last analysis rests with the
local law enforcement machinery. This has
been set up by the people and 'miust answer
to the people-and not to the governor. Of
course, we khow the provisions of the con-
stitution, but how effective are .they in prac-
tice ?
1 iH this move in this state and others does
'iot succeed, it will be because local law en-
ifo.M-ement ,officials know that the people
themselves do not want it to succeed. If
,they did, their votes would say so-and of-
ficials always obey votes.-Holmes County.

It has not been so many years ago that
each cigaret smoked was believed to be a
nail driven in the smoker's coffin.-Clermont
Press. Which goes to indicate what adver-
:tising can do for any product. We no longer
think of them as "coffin nails," but consider
cigaretss from the point of giving us a much-
meeded "lift," or for steadying our nerves.

Some of our ardent fishermen are bewail-
ing the fact that there will be a 60-day closed
season on fishing in Gulf county beginning
April 1. But they should realize that the
closed season is for their own benefit, and
if it were not enforced, soon our fish would
be 'but a memory. Protecting the fish now
will provide sport for all the years to come.

Woin't be long now before our new ware-
house on the dock will be ready to receive
goods and start the ball rolling in making
Port St. Joe an export and import center.

Up in Dalton six men are running for
sheriff. That should be enough to arrest the
attention 'of the voters.---Savannah Press.

The Nazi Bunds throughout the country
have been having some trouble with their
meetings for the past week or so. Most
Americans deplore violence in such matters,
but fighting fire with fire seems to have
been the accepted way to fight the Nazi
menace around New York and Los Angeles.
The Nazi doctrine is one of force and dic-
tatorship. They are the first to take refuge
behind the laws protecting free speech in
America, but should they ever gain the up-
per hand, free speech would be only a mem-
ory in this country, and a silent memory at
The Los Angeles Bund meeting was very
obnoxious to all real Americans, due to the
fact that one of the speakers tried to show
a similarity of Hitler and George Washing-
ton. There is no similarity between the two
men. Hitler is a power-crazed, bloodthirsty
dictator and oppressor of innocent people.
Washington, on the other hand, served his
country. honorably, both in war and in peace.
He gave his time and money to fight the
very thing Hitler and his like represent.
When the victory was won, Washington re-
'fused more honors and more power, although
they were offered. He not only preached de-
mocracy, but he practiced it. Any statement
that Hitler and Washington are similar is
untrue, and is an insult to all Americans.
We don't preach violence and mob rule as
a means of stopping Bund meetings, but we
are in favor of stopping them and sending
the whole outfit to Germany, where they can
enjoy the benefits of Hitler rule, if any bene-
fits are apparent.-Florida Advocate.

American cartoonists have done wonders
with Mr. Roosevelt's chin, but their Italian
contemporaries, no matter how much their
fingers tickle, dare not distort II Duce's mas-
sive lower maxillary. Where now are those
rude artists whqi in former times helped bring
a -sense-of proportion into the politicallife
of Germany? Even Mickey Mouse is suspect,
and Donald Duck would be interned at sight..
One concludes that there is no right a de-
mocracy ought to cherish more tenaciously
than the right to laugh.,at' anything and any-
body it thinks is funny. Mr. David Lowe
.(British cartoonist) hints that this right may
not be safe in England. One would mourn its
loss there, or in France, far more than its
loss in Germany. Territories' may be lost,
spheres of influence may be contracted, the
road to India or Tunis may be threatened,
but civilization can survive if a joke continues
to be called a joke and is not disguised as a
great man or a great idea..For, appalling as
some of the world's "great men" and "great
ideas" are, they are also funny.
It is tragic laughter that would ring around
the world today if all mankind were free to
look at its predicament in its proper light.
But it would be healing laughter-New York

As long as the state of Florida is deriving
revenue for the operation of government from
the pari-mutuel machines at the race tracks,
why not organize a state lottery? It would
bring in enough money to pay all operating
expenses of state government and leave suf-
ficient over to rebuild our highways. Race
track betting is no worse than a lottery.

"Tuesday was the first day of spring. Now
it behooves every householder in Port St.
Joe to scratch up a plot of ground and plant
flowers for his own delight-and the beauti-
fication of our city. We know of no greater
satisfaction than that of admiring a yard full
of flowers grown through our own efforts.

A Nazi newspaper points out that London
is only "a few bomber hours" away from
Berlin, which, is true enough, but how many
bomber hours away from London does that
put Berlin?-Macon Telegraph.

Read the ads and reap.


Expected Demands for

Increased Funds for State

Development are Listed

By Florida Research Bureau year from motor vehicles, but
less than one-third of this was
The two previous articles have
listed anticiatedspent by the highway department.
listed anticipated financial re- The balance was spent for schools
quirements of' the .Florida social and county government. The main-
and county government. The main-
welfare program and of the school tenance cost of our $200,000,000
system. There are other demands tte highway systm is
and needs which must be, studied s
and needs which must be studied three and four million dollars per
to understand. the problems fac-
year, which does not leave suffi-
Ing the 1939 legislature. Among ient funds for the highway de-
them apartment to carry on a sound con-
Transportation facilities, chiefly struction program. Fifteen mil-
highways. lion dollars a year will be needed
Conservation and restoration of for the next 10 years to finance
natural resources, building the state-wide system of
Rehabilitation of municipal., a- roads the survey will' show is
cilities. n-eeded. The federal government
In common with other states, is willing to provyae several mil-
Florida must appraise its assets,. Ion dollars a .year for new high-
and, decide which to. improve: oa ways, if the state will put up the
revitalize and which to, abandon.. balance. It has been suggested
These questions must be answered that this added revenue be ob-
before we can decide how much tainted by taking part of the gaso-
tax money should be spent for line taxes now going to the coun-
improving our future economic ties and general revenue fund and
scatlus. Considering its limited diverting them to the highway de-
funds, the state planning board, in apartment.
conjunction with the national re- restoring Natural Reuces
Restoring Natural Resources
sources board, has Tone excellent The field of conservation and
work along this line. The federalevelopment of natural resources
government has been spendingnatural resources
government has been spending is so great that it cannot be prop-
tax money generously in formu-
lating a long-range program for early treated here. Hence only one
improving and restoring our eo- subject, reforestation, will be dis-
improving and restoring our eco- cussed.
nomic and human resources. It is
questionable how long federal For many years Florida's for-
funds will be availaome for these ests furnished a source of income
purposes and many feel it would for a large part of our population:.
be well to take full advantage of Lumber and naval stores were the'
then now in order to get a fu- largest income-producers in many
ture development program worked small Florida counties, and of-
out, against the day when the tax- ficial estimates snow that thte'
payer discovers that the big prob- gross annual .inome from our for-
lem in modern-day taxation is not ests is still more than $50,000,000
how much money is to be spent. Reforestation must be oons~der-
but how it is spent. ed or the state will lose one. pres-
Highway Problems ent major industry, thousands of
Our highway system is now be- jobs will vanish, county and town:
ing studied and appraised, 'the governments will fold up, heavier
federal government having put up demands will be made on the state
several hundred thousand dollars for financial aid to counties, and.
for that purpose. The 1939 legisla- state excise taxes will decrease.
ture will be presented with a re- The state has more than 20,.
port covering every conceivable 000,000 acres of land which can-
phase of highway use and con- not be profitably used' for farm:
struction in Florida. It will show and grove crops, and which are
the condition, present and future well adapted to the rapid growth
use, probable trend of growth and of timber. The southern forest ex-
requirements, in a clear factual periment station, after exhaustive
picture of' our highway system. research, declares that pulp and
This report, now being studied by lumber interests can gradually in-
a special legislative committee, crease their operations for the
will answer in detail many puazl- next 20 years, at a profit, if sane
ing questions of highway policy. methods o. flfe protection and re-
Present highway revenues are forestation are used.
not sufficient to cover the cost of Much the same condition exists:
a highway building program. The as to marine products, hunting
state collected $30,000,000 1as t (Continued on Page 5)


FFRrDAY, MARCH 24, 1939



,SEES ALL-- .: : 'THE STAFF gt



nior Jamboree

Be Next Week

rented for Purpose of Raising
VIoney for Senior Banquet

The "Junior Jamboree" for the
purpAje of raising money to give
a banquet for the seniors, whom
we are proud- to get rid of o. we
can take their places hext year,
will be presented next Friday in
the school auditorium. The jam-
boree Will consist of skits given
by all high schbtrl grdes froiii the
sevelith to the eleventh.. "
Only three of these skits have
been-.: decided upon.- to date. The
juniors- are giving two. One is a,
ohe-act play entitled "Yorurs andl
Mine,"- which Is -a new Carolina
folk Iay dramatizing the lif of
a young doctor and his wife who
are about to separate because the
Lctor's father is living with
them. It ends romantically with
'Bobby Cobfrh, as Father Flowers,
marrying Dorothy Crockett; as
Mrs. Hopper. Dorothy T' awick, as
Mrs. Flowers, and Joe Lilienfeld
as the young Dr. Flowers, kiss
and make up as the curtain falls.
The other junior presentation is
a skit which you won't enjoy if
you have an aversion to "horror''
plays. There are two large doc-
tors in this, and when the patient
is brought in by his wife, who is
crying and wringing her hands,
the doctors decide to operate. Af-
ter looking over everything and
putting it back the nest they can,
they find their patient has passed
Looked forward to with much
enthusiasm is the wedding to be
given by the tenth grade. The
preacher trucks out on the stage,
marries the couple, does the "Tur-
key Neck" with the bride, then
thtrucks off.
'These and other hilarious skits
will go to make up the "Junior
Jamboree' at the high school au-
ditoriumii next Friday. Don't fail
to be present!
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Expected Demands

(Continued from Page 4)
and game fishing, Lnd many other
problems of conservation and de-
Cities Suffer
The financial problem of the
cities and towns of Florida is
ope least reflected on the ledger
books of the state, yet it directly
affects 60 per cent of the popula-
tion. A large percentage of the
real estate and business license
taxes levied in Florida are col-
lected by the cities, being-almost
their sole revenue, as state law
prohibits levy of excise taxes by
Dirihg the boom era huge bond
issues were floated for public im-
provemetiits, and the- burden of
paying, off these debts rests most
heavily on the ciny property
owner. Fe must not only pay his
part off the city's obligations, but
also a pro rata share of the over-
lapping county and district debt.
Half of the $460,00,000 worth of
outstanding bond debt ih Florida
is owed by municipalities. Prob-
ably 80 per cent of the total must
be paid- by city' dwellers.
SCities bear a peculiar relation
b the state. They are created by
the legislature and can do nothing

The Eyes and Ears of the School

We wonder why everyone is so
ijepless. Must be spring fever.
It seems as though the bitter-
ness is gone between two certain
senior girls. So it goes.
Wonder why the tone of Joe
L.'s voice is so pleasing to every-
Notice the way Lillian Chandler
biished whdh Bail BifroWn, a new
boy-, read. the same literature
book with her.
Winston Jones 'as that happy
expression since Allah Mae has
Wonder what it is tfiat K. S.
does- to..all of these boys.
. We hear that Hack is coming
next week. 'take ,bour choice, A.
G. It can only be one.
'Some people ban 'certainly be
kery sweet wheh they want some-


We are very glad to welcome-
two new students Into the junior
class: Glen Griinsley from Miamini
and Earl Brown from Repton,
Ala. Earl thinks Port St. Joe "is
all right," while Glen stated that
"it will do in a pinch."
We have also lost two students
this week. They are Sterling and
Aubrey White. They have moved
to Apalachicola, but their "big"
brother, Preston, hno Is a senior,
is going to stay and graduate.
We are glad he will stay with us;.
and are sorry to see Sterling and
his sister go.
It's the same old story. Why
can't someone do something new.
It's Max in love with Alice. Kath-
leen hasn't made up with David.
R. H. journeys to the sawmill to
see Elsie, who is, as we all know,
is a very attractive girl. Al Schnei-
der put me out in the cold when
he started going with Kat. Dick
helped write the paper. I slipped
something by the, proofreader.
William is still that way about
Murnice. -B. L. K.

the legislature prowlbits, but no
actual responsibility for super-
vision. or -financial relief rests in
any state department. City reve-
nues suffered heavily from the de-
cline of real estate and personal
tax revenue, and were hard hit
by the homestead amendment.
Some temporary financial relief
has been given cities by the fed-
eral spending program. WPA
funds have rebuilt many streets,
PWA loans have financed the
cost of extending water, sewer,
electric, harbor and otler facili-
ties. The PWA loans must be re-
paid along with other bonded debt
and federal financial aid has only
been a temporary solution of the
Recent surveys have shown
that most of the city streets in
Florida were built during the
boom, and will wear out between
now and 1942. They must be re-
placed, and many contend state
gasoline' revenues' should be used
for this purpose. Others advocate
allocating to cities certain reve-
nue sources for their exclusive
use, such as the real estate and
personal tjxes on property with-
in -their limits.
(This is the sixth of a series of
10 factual articles on Florida's
government. Next week the pos-
sible sources of new state reve-
nue will be outliied.)-1939.

Editor-ln-ilief'..:..;..';Oik le ( *
Assistant Editor.. .Bobby Coburn
Sports Editor... ...Al Schneider
Society Editors........... Opal
Greerie a n d Dorothy Crockett
Joke Editor......... Paul Jbhfibn

Music Supervisor

Lauds Work Here

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If you have ever stood listlessly
Sees Probpect ot Full-Time In- when you should havi been at
structors for Locl ch work and watched a bumblebee
structors for Local Schools bumbling just dlteide yoitr ihn-
By Next Year ~w--
-If you have ever watched the
Miss Jbwell Pi-bslell, field ui- clouds drifting slowly acrss tile
pervisor of mhsic for the federal sky While you listened to .the song
musit project, *Wa in this cit- of the mnietlkihbIrd and inhated
Monday anid Tuesday. While here the ihtoxicating fragrance of the

she visitdd the various depart-
ments bf mhsilt in bur schools aind
stated that 100 opr cent progress
had been mhde this year aril she
did not see any rbasbn *hy the
next year should P ot afford full-
time teachers antd bvei better
progress bB trhate.
Miss Prdsnell trdctfdd the gltb
club-in sbngs to be tised ftr thre
mlsic festival in DeFtrilak Springs
next month, aild stated that Port
St .Joe's glee' elub was far ahead
of the other clubs in their prep-
aration for the festlval. She also
said that the general supervisor
of the federal music project, of
Washington, D. C., upon his visit
herb before Christmas stated that
the West Florida district of the
project was accomplishing more
than any he had visited.
With this, statement from one so
well informed in the work, it
seems that everyone should be a
booster for the music program in
the schools and that every civic
organization and patron should
Especially back it to the limit.

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Wot.ld to. id buit irn troiinff in ti e
sunshine, catch a few fli', enjoy.
ybdti- dmenletlt bira'cox anLd relax-
If you havt dtoe any or all of

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S ri r these things, then you have .lux-
uriarted in .the sweett pangs of
S"spring fver." Maybe you are of
Ever have it' an unio:agirnaiv .temperaament..
We mean 'spring fever." and:ineirely thought that you were
1bilious-or just plaInt. lazy,.-
Maybe you've had it and didn't bilius--r just. i lazin:. ,
Siting fevrer.is not laziness,'
kqow what was: the, matter with thoiig lazy eple probably suf-
th6iogh lazy people probably suf-
you ter from spring fever to a greater
If you have ever waked up In degree than normal people. We
the morning at this season of the have an idea that a normal man
year with an inclination to stay with spring fever feels pretty
in bed all day- much like a lazy man feels all the
If you have dragged yourself to time.--eFuniak Herald.
your work with. the same alacrity
of spirit with which a condemned Mrs. Mary Lovett, Miss Ella.
criminal might approach the elec- Lovett and little Martha Louise
trib chair-t T--" -+ n-

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S.S. Santa Clara Valley sailed
Saturday for Tampa after loading
250,000 feet of lumber from the
St. Joe Lumber & Export com-
pany consigned to -South Africa.
S.S. Dorothy of the Bull Line
arrived Tuesday. Sailed Thursday
after taking cargo of paper from
St. Joe Paper company.
Manager Roy Williams of the
Port theater announces that the
new serial starting tomorrow will
be 'The Lone Ranger," and will
continue every Saturday for fif-
teen thrilling installments. A kid-
die club will also be started, with
free prizes for the kiddies.
T. E. Fisher, agent for. the Bull
Steamship company in Port St.
Joe,, was called to Leesburg Tues-
day' morning due to the death of
his father.
Mr. and Mrs. V; G. Sangaree
and daughter Marion Ailene, Au-
brey Scott, Miss Mary Scott, Miss
Betty Anderson and August Ma-
hon of Apalachicola attended: the
fireman's ball last Friday night.
h ft
Mrs. Ruth Logaf of Wewa-
hitchka was visiting in this city
W. T. Edwards returned, Friday
to his 'home in Jacksonville after
spending several days in the city.

County Asks ,
Return of Money
S;ontinued from Page 1)
ly certain that everything was be.
ing done according to your own
specifications and requirements-
in other words, that the canal was
being built just as if you were
building it yourself.
"At no time during construction
did we receive the slightest inti-
mation that there was any reason
to prevent us from being reim-
bursed, and I can assure you that
if we had thought we were
niot to be reimbursed, we never
would have started the canal, be-
cause, very frankly, Gulf county
cannot afford to disburse $200,000
withoutt hope of getting it back.
"We went ahead in good faith,
villing to take the risk of. being
r-imbursed so long as that risk
was contingent on whether or not
the project was economically
sound. We knew our ground
perfectly on that point, and we
have been substantiated on that
score by the army engineers' re-
port, which states that the canal
as built was justified, but that a
much larger canal is justified on
those grounds, with an additional
expenditure of some $80,000 by
the government
"But now we find that a ruling
by the secretary of war in connec-
tion with a project in Louisiana,
vhich is on an altogether differ-
,nt issue, had been brought up as
the sole reason why we are barred


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from. reimbursement.... -
" .. .I call your attention to
the fact that -this ruling was.made
three months .after Gulf county
had started'work on this project,
in good faith-when it was too
late to turn back, even if we had
known of the ruling; but the fact
is, we were never told of it or
given a chance to turn back. The
first information we nad was
when the canal was completed."
Concluding 'his plea, Mr. Sharit
said: "We believe this project
would have been authorized by
congress, with the federal gov-
ernment paying the full cost of
construction and with no expense
to us, if we had not provided this
$200,000 and built the canal in ad-
"We do not feel that' we should
be punished for doing that, par-
ticularly when we did it in good
faith in a constructive attempt to
co-operate: when co-operation was
needed. We feel that the govern-
'"ent should finance this project,
just as it has financed other simi-
lar projects from Galveston to
Tampa, from Maine to Miami and
from Seattle to' San Diego."
Clay Lewis, acting as' attorney
for the Gulf county commission-
ers, spoke before the board of
army engineers, substantiating all
Mr. Sharit-had said and outlining
precedents established In cases
similar to this and that refunding
of the money would not set a
precedent as claimed in the re-
"Our project is sound, our re-
luest meritorious and it is our be-
lief that the policy of the depart-
ment will not be violated should
this board recommend our reim-
bursement," said Mr. Lewis in

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