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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME II o RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939 NUMBER 24
Expect Organization To' Spon-
sor Recreational Activities
Of Every Character
As the result of meetings held
Friday and Monday evenings in
the American Legion hut, which
were called by the Port St. Joe
Chamber of Commerce, an associ-
ation has been formed, to be
known as the Recreational Asso-
ciation of Port St.-Joe, for the
promotion and direction of all
forms of sports and recreation in
At Friday evening's meeting.
Ralph Swatts was elected tempor-
ary president of the new organi-
zation and T. W. Wilson as tem-
porary secretary and treasurer.
A tentative program was mapped
-out at this time and another ses-
sion called for Monday night.
At this .second meeting plans
were discussed at some length
and the name selected for the as-
sociation. It was voted to give a
danwce. April 8 .at ij~e_.Qentennial
building to raise funds and George
Tapper. wa.s named chairman of, a
committee to promote this, he to
name the balance of the commit-
Tom Owens was, appointed .as
chairman of a committee to ar-
range plans for entering the inter-
city baseball league which is be-
ing organized among towns in
this section. T. M. Schneider was
named as chairman of a commit-
tee to draw up a constitution and
by-laws under which the associa-
tion will operate, to be assisted
by Tom Owens, George Tapper,
T. W; Wilson and Tom Coldewey.
This committee will appear before
the city commissioners to request
use of the Centennial building for
dances and games, and will also
ask for support from the city gov-
(Continued on Page 6)
Today Is Last Day in Which to
Take Fresh Water Fish In
Those disciples of Izaak Walton
who would rather fish than eat
are going about with long faces
and preparing to" lay away their
fishing paraphernalia after today,
for the fresh water fishing season
in Gulf county closes at midnight
tonight for a 60-day period, or un-
til May 31.
The state-wide closed season on
black bass began March 15 and
will be in effect until May 20.
However, those fishermen who
must fish or become. candidates
for admission to the Chattahoo-
chee asylum, may pack themselves
"off to Liberty county where there.
is no closed season on bream,
perch and croppies. In addition
they may catch catfish and carp
in the Apalachicola river.
Calhoun county has a closed
season similar, to that of Gulf,
which eliminates all fishing in
the Dead Lakes for the next sixty
OLDTOWNERS ELIMINATED IN
FIRST GAME BY GRACE-
VILLE, 22 TO 17
The Panama City basketball
team triumphantly carried off the
Hardy cup in the West Florida In-
dependent Basketball Tournament
held in the Centennial building
last Friday and Saturday. The
Oldtowners of Port St. Joe won
the cup last year and had hopes
of securing a second leg on it this
year, but they were defeated in
their first game. by Graceville.
The Panama team was the only
one to play four games, winning
over Crawfordville and Wewa-
hitchka Friday night by scores of
39-22 and 28-26, respectively..
The 'Panama City team met
.Chipley on ,Saturday, winning .42
to 23, while Frink downed Grace-
ville 52 to 47 in what was con-
ceded to be the best game of the
tournament.. This game brought
together the two stars of the se-
ries, Peewee Williams of Grace-
ville and Chason of Frink. Wil-
liams played last year for the
Oldtowners and was, awarded a
medal for being the most valuable
man on the Graceville quintet.
Chason, center for Frink, was
voted to be the most outstanding
player and received tbe medal
awarded for that distinction.
The final g.me was played Sat-
(Continued on Page 6)
* Four previous articles outlined
factors which will bring about in-
creased demand for appropria-
tions by the 1939 legislature. The
intent is to give the public a clear
picture of the fiscal affairs of the
state so they may better under-
stand the proposals which will
be made to the 1939 legislature
for reduction or further expansion
of the educational development
and social welfare activities.
Look briefly at the principal
sources of state revenue:
Largest source Is, revenue from
the seven-cent gasoline tax, one
of the highest in the United
States. The total of all direct
taxes paid by Florida motorists is
Taxes Per Florida National
Vehicle Av. Av.
Gasoline taxes .. $51.50 $24.33
License fees .... 14.33 12.75
Property taxes ....... 2.00
Federal gas and)
oil taxes ...... 11.96 11.16
Totals ....... $77.79 $50.24
Florida raised' its liquor tax
from 80 cents to $1.20 a gallon in
1937 in order to provide pension
revenue. This is the highest tax
of any private-license state, and
April 7-Junior Jamboree.
Postponed from March 31 to
April 7. A variety program
presented to raise money for
the junior-senior prom.
April 10 Junior-senior
April 11-Recital by high
school glee club at school
April 14-Elementary oper-
etta, "MidqSummer Nigihts
Dream. School auditorium.
April 21-Junior-senior play
"Little Women." School au-
April 23 Baccalaureate
exercises. School auditorium.
Fire Opening Gun
In War On Dogfly
House Adopts Amendment Ap-
propriating $6500 for
Study of Pest
The opening gun of the federal
government's war on the dogfly
was fired last Saturday after-
inoon at Washington, when the
house adopted an amendment of-
fered by Representative Millard
Caldwell of Florida to appropriate
$6500 for the employment of one
full-time entomologist whose sole
duty will be to conduct a pains-
taking and thoroughgoing study
of the dogfly. sometimes called
the cattle fly or stable fly.
The adoption of the amendment
came as a surprise because the
house, had, after three days of at-
tack, successfully resisted all pre-
viously offered amendments to the
Congressman Caldwell told the
(Continued on Page 6)
legitimate sellers contend it has
caused many visitors to make
their purchases in the north, re-
ducing the Florida consumption
of legal beverages considerably,
and aiding bootlegging. Members
of the industry say the state
would probably receive as much
revenue under the old 80 cents a
gallon rate as they are now re-
ceiving from the $1.20 a gallon
From the facts stated it seems
obvious neither of these sources
can be expected to provide new
"Business," as such, is already
taxed heavily; its direct burdens
increasing 315 per cent in the last
four years. 'Florida has not put
into operation the "nuisance"
taxes which business, both large
and small, has found so burden-
some in other states, such as
taxes on tobacco, soft drinks,
amusements, so-called luxuries,
kerosene and other items. Neither
does Florida tax retail sales; in-
comes or inheritances.
Florida business is also taxed
heavily for social security and
unemployment compensation, al-
though they are federal rather
than state levies.
(Continued on Page 3)
St. Joe Peninsula
M.ay be Designated
As National Park
From Where Will Money Come
To Finance State's Government?
BILL TO LIMIT Park Service May Take Over
Beach As Public Rec-
INDEBTEDNESS rational Area
F P RT ST T E Port St. Joe stands a good
rF PORT Si JU chance of obtaifiing a national
seashore recreational area due to
MEASURE TO BE INTRODUCED .the activities of Florida senators
IN 1939 LEGISLATURE BY and representatives in Washing-
REPRESENTATIVE LEWIS ton who have been urging the na-
tional park service to establish
At the forthcoming session of tonal park service to stali
the state legislature, Representa- such an area in West Florida.
tive E. Clay Lewis, Jr., of Port They have been stressing the
St. Joe will introduce a bill to beauties and, popularity of Florida
amend Section 118 of Chapter 18- beaches, and point out that many
816, Laws of Florida, which, per- of them have gone into private
tains to the charter of this city, ownership with the danger the
in order that provision may be general public may eventually be
made for the limitation of the excluded from them.
bonded indebtedness of the city It is. pointed out that there still
of Port St. Joe. remain in the public domain s'ev-
'The bill reads: "An Act to eral areas in West Florida which
Abolish the Present Municipal are ideal for public recreational
Government of the City of Port areas, which include St. JosephS'
St. Joe, in the County of Gulf, in Bay Peninsula, Santa Rosa Islaiid
the State of Florida. and, toC re- and Crooked Islamn, and they
ate. Establish and Organize a urge that immediate action be
Municipality to Be Known' ind taken to save these for.the en-
Designated as the City ,o ,l -v j.ioyment and health of the'public.
Joe, and, to Define Its Territorial ,'lif'"'a recent letter ':o 'oticers of
Boundaries and to Provide for Its the :Florida Stat Chamnber of
Government, Jurisdiction, Powers, Commerce, Arno B. Camhmerer,
Franchies and Privileges. and director of the national, park ser-
Providing a Referendum Thereon.' vice, said: "
This act will limit the outtand- "Crooked Island and St. Joseph's
ing bonded indebtedness of 'the Bay Peninsula have not been in-
ivestigated for national monument
city and is being introduced with purposes. It is understood they
full sanction by the soard of city are, parts of military reservations
commissioners, who aided in its under jurisdiction of the war de-
preparation. apartment. Under act of March 12,
preparation1939, the secretary of war is au-
In an interview yesterday, Mr. thoried to sell St. Joseph and St.
Lewis stated that amount of the Andrew Sound military reserva-
bonded indebtedness had not yet tions. It is believed an act of con.
been set, but that it would be gress will be required to transfer
the lands in these military reser.
either 15 or 20 per cent of the as- nations to the park service.
sessed valuation. Under provisions "In connection with the pro-
of the general laws of the state posed Santa Rosa Island national
pertaining to cities, bonded in- monument, preliminary stud-ies
hn-ave been made. ... We will
debtedness is limited to 20 per.extend the scope of these studies
cent, but in the case of cities op- to include Crooked Island and St.
rating under a charter form of Joseph's Bay Peninsula th at
government similar to Port St. I proper consideration may be
(o nt similar to Port S. given to the recreational possibili-
(Continued on Page 6) ties of these lands.
-- ------- "Most of the lands involved in
-these studies are in private own-
'Premiere' Draws I ership. If sufficient lands could be
-acquired in this vicinity, consid.
ord Cro d ration would be given to the es-
Record Cro U tablishment of a national seashore
in West Florida, similar to that
of the Cape Hatteras. National
Legion Auxiliary Presentation of Seashore in North Carolina."
Movie Impersonators Packs The beach near the Cape San
Theater To Doors Bias lighthouse has long been a
favorite recreational spot for rest-
"The Hollywood Premiere of dents of this section, and. at low
1939," presented Tuesday evening tide it is possible to drive an auto-
at the Port theater by the Ameri- bile the length of the peninsula.
can Legion Auxiliary, played to a With development of the penin-
packed house which was said to sula as a national park, a road
be the largest turnout ever to ap- would be built, making the area
plaud a presentation in this city. available for recreational pur-
The show was presented in the poses at all times, regardless of
approved Hollywood manner, with the tides.
the stars arriving at the theater The peninsula at present is in
in swanky cars and saying a few the ownership of several indi-
words to their admiring "public" viduals, but it is believed there
before entering, would be no reason for the own-
Opening the festivities on the ers'not to sell the land to the gov-
stage, the key to the city was pre- ernment for the establishment of
sented by T. W. Wilson to Rosa- a park.
lind Russell (Malza Walters) and ----- ---
Jon Hall (Ronald Childers) who LEWIS TO TALLAHASSEE
graciously accepted and spoke a E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Gulf county
few words praising our city. representative to the 1939 state
Others taking part, with the legislature, will leave tomorrow
stars they impersonated, were Lu- for Tallahassee to be on hand for
cille Sowers as Dolores Del Rio; opening of the session next Tues-
(Continued on Page 6) day.
AOTRO LT, MARCH 31, 1939
p '' *'~' *~~.VU.~Fl~ 17 I5a
MISSIONARY SOCIETY IN
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Royal Service program
the Baptist Missionary socie
was rendered at the church M(
day afternoon with the Ma
Circle in charge. Topic for t
afternoon was "Teaching-An I
portant Part of the Great Co
The meeting was called to
der by the chairman, Mrs. O.
Powell, and the year song,
Love to Tell the Story," was sun
The Bible topic, "Some Bit
Schools," taken from II Kin
6:1-7 and Mark 10:32-45, w
given by Mrs. Powell, follow
with prayer by Mrs. J. O. Ba
gett. "More About Jesus" w
sung by the assembly. "The Chr
tian School of the Southern Ba
tist In the Homeland and Lan
Afar; the Necessity for Them
"Our Seminaries and Trainin
Schools." "The New Plans f
Our W. M. U. Training Schoo
a nd"The-.Golden Giftfor a Golde
Cause" were discussed, by Me
dames Miller, Cason and Ezel
Mrs. J. W. Sisemore led in prayE
for the schools and Mrs.. Powe
read a beautiful prayer given
the benediction. After a few bus
ness matters were discussed th
meeting was dismissed by repea
ing the Mispah.
SThe meeting next Monday wi
be the monthly business session
and will be held at the church.
MRS. SOULE HOSTESS
TO BRIDGE CLUB
The Thursday Bridge club men
bers were entertained yesterday
at the home of Mrs. Horace Soul
pn Sixth street. Several progre,
sion. were enjoyed, after whicci
the hostess served delectable re
Sfreshments to members present.
Mr, and Mrs. George W. Coope:
are announcing .the marriage o
their daughter, Juanita, to Clyde
Delma Gentry on February 5,1939
at Wewahitchka, Judge R. Altoi
Mrs. John Chapman and son
Jack of Tallahassee were guestE
Monday of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
Peggy were week-end visitors in
Joe Thompson of Apalachicola
was a business visitor in this city
Chief of Police Troy Jones re-
turned. Tuesday night from Quincy
where he had been called by the
serious illness of his mother. He
*reports that she is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Davis and
SBsn Carlyle visited relatives in
'Dothan and Headland, Ala., over
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lewis and
family of Tallahassee moved to
this city last Saturday.
Miss Clarine Belcher of Talla-
hassee and Mrs. Joe Whitfield of
Wewahitchka were in this city
last Friday to attend the meeting
of the 4-H Club girls.
Charles Marks of Apalachicola
was a business visitor in the city
The Misses Alice and Alma
Baggett left Wednesday for Ocala
to attend the B. Y. P. U. conven-
tion being held there this week.
- Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
At the Churches
on- EPISCOPAL SERVICES
ry Services will be held at i
the Episcopal church on Sixth strip
Im- Sunday evening at 7:45 o'clock
or- D. E. Marietta, Minister
F. Services Every Sunday
"I 10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a.m.-Morning worship.
ag. 7:30 p. ,m.-Evening worship.
gs FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
as Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
ed 10:00 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worsh
Ig- 7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
as 8:00 ,p. m.-Preaching service
is W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p.
*P- Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30
ds m. Teachers meeting, Thursda
,' 7:30 p. m.
ng ASSEMBLY OF GOD
or Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
A Full-time services
en 10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
:s- 11:00 a. m.-Preaching Servic
11. 7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service
er Prayermeeting every Wednesds
as FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
si- Rev. H. F. Beaty, Minister
ie 10:00 a. m.--unday School.
t- 11:00 a. m.-Preaching service
7:30 p. m.-Preaching service.
11 Please come promptly Sunda
n morning, as the sermon will be.
11:05 a. m., as the minister go(
to Wewahitchka at 11:25.
y Preaching' at 11:00 a. m. an
e 7:30 p. m.
h MRS. FULLER HOSTESS TO
e- MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Mrs. L. Fuller entertained th
members of the Methodist Mi,
sionary society Monday afternoon
r Mrs. J. C. Bradbury was in charge
f of the program, the topic bein,
S The meeting opened with th,
1 Lord's Prayer. followed by song
A poem, "God's Dream," was read
by Mrs. R. Swatts. The song, "On
a ward Christian Soldiers," wa:
s followed with discussions by Mrs
SBradbury and Mrs. J. L. Miller
Singing of "America" concluded
the program and the meeting was
Turned over to the chairman, Mrs
J. L. Temple.
Minutes were read and report
of the treasurer given. The rum-
mage sale was discussed and
plans made for another to be held
April 8, Mrs. M. Hurlbut offering
the front of her store for the sale.
A social service report was given
after which the hostess took
charge and games and contests
were enjoyed. A delicious, salad
course was served at the, conclu-
sion of the social hour.
MRS. LARKIN ENTERTAINS
TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. M. Larkin was hostess to
the Tuesday Bridge. club this
week at her home on Eighth
street. Two tables were in pro-
gression and at the conclusion of
play, prizes were presented to
Mrs. J. Shannon, high, Mrs. T. V.
Westbrook, cut, and Mrs. W. M.
Refreshments or tuna salad, sal-
tines and soft drinks were served
to Mesdames J. Shannon, W. M.
Howell, C. Trammell, D. C. Smith,
P. D. Farmer, T. V. Westbrook
and W. S. Smith.
Mrs. J. H. Kelly of Wewa-
hitchka was a business visitor in
the city Tuesday.
THE MISSES BRINSON
CELEBRATE NATAL DAY
Mrs. R. H. Brinson entertained
Monday afternoon with a party
celebrating the birthdays of her
daughters, Martha, aged 11, and
Sara, aged 9. The decorations foi
the occasion carried out the Eas'
ter motif. The centerpiece for the
table. which was covered with a
lovely lace cloth, was a large Eas-
ter bunny surrounded by Easter
eggs. Games and an Easter egg
hunt were enjoyed, after which
pictures were taken of all pres-
ent. A large birthday cake with
candles on each anm was brought
in and presented to the honorees
which was cut and served with
Those enjoying this delightful
affair with the honorees were
Sara and Katherine Horton, Er-
nest and Charles Smith, Charles
Spence, Marilyn Rowan, Dolores
Mira, Junior Suber, Peggy Miller,
Virginia Gloekler, Dorothy Hall,
Mrs. Leroy Gainous and son Le-
roy, Jr., and Miss Lillian Thomp-
'The little girls were recipients
of many attractive gifts.
'4H CLUB GIRLS VIEW
The regular meeting of the 4H
Club girls was held last Friday
afternoon at the school audi-
torium with Mrs. Joe Whitfield of
Wewahitchka in charge. She in-
troduced Miss Clarine Belcher,
clothing specialist of the. exten-
sion department at Tallahassee,
who presented an exhibit of hand-
made garments designed, and con-
structed in the home economics
laboratory in Washington. Miss
Belcher is in charge of this de-
partment of the 4H clubs for girls
and. women and was only in this I
state for a week. Mrs. Whitfield a
stated that she was very fortun-
ate in having Miss Belcher visit
with this 'club, as it was the only r
club in the surrounding counties a
to view this fine exhibit of hand- d
work, and she feels that it means f
nuch to the girls in their future b
MEMBERS OF J.A.M.CLUB
Members of the J. A. M. club c
entertained their husbands with a
banquet Monday nignt at Van's
creation hall at Beacon Hill.
Wild sage and candles were used w
a decorating. p
Immediately upon arrival of the a
guests a four-course dinner was
served to Mr. ane Mrs. J. M.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gain-
us, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake,
Ir. and Mrs. B. E. Parker, Mr.
nd Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon, Mr. and th
qrs. B. A. Pridgeon, Mr. and Mrs. w
7. C. Pridgeon, Mr. and Mrs. C. cc
oyer, Mrs. Lewis Perritt, Mrs. E. m
SPridgeon, Mrs. A. D. Lawson, si
:rs. J. A. Connell and Miss Myr- a"
ce Coody. T1
Mr. and Mrs. L. VonWeller of
alahassee were week-end guests
Their son-in-law and daughter,
r. and .Mrs. Huel Crockett. in
Sf' f Jr.
Wilbur Wells spent Friday and sti
saturday in Ocala attending the
invention of Young Democrats. o
Order of Eastern Star
Meets on second and fourth
Tuesday of each month in the
Masonic hall, over postoffice. Visi-'
tors who are members are cor-
dially invited to be present.
Mrs. B. E. Parker and little son American Legion Meets first
Mr.-and Mrs. J. L. Sharit'spent ;Henry ,of Wewiahitchka visited. Monday in month at club. house.
Monday and Tuesday in Jackson- last Thursday with Mrs. Sally Legion Auxiliary Meets first
ville. Montgomery. Monday in month at club house.
Florida Producers Ask Bill I
Passed For Benefit of
Florida oyster producers, mee
ing Tuesday in Tallahassee to di
cuss their problems, recommend(
a state inspection tax on oyster
imported from other states. The
would use this fee to enforce
strict health regulations and
prevent unlicensed handling (
R. L. Dowling, state conserve
tion commissioner, said Florid
produced about 25 per cent of th
oysters consumed in the state lae
year and that the balance wer
produced in other states.
Legislators attending the mee
ing said they would sponsor bill
in the legislature to benefit th
The oystermen elected W. I
Randolph of Apalachicola, press
dent; F. F. Myers bf Jacksonville
vice-president; L. k. Wesson c
Jacksonville, secretary, and Mis
Laurine Goffin of Fernandinm
Speaker To Tell
Of Four Horsei
"A Descriptive Exhibition of thi
War Horses, of Revelations" wil
be given on the vacant lot across,
the street from the postoffice a
8 o'clock Saturday and Sunda]
night and. at 2 o'clock Sunday af
ternoon by Marion Hayes of Los
Angeles. There will be no admis
sion charged and everybody is
cordially invited to be present.
"In the sixth chapter of Revela.
tions we have four. horses spoken
of," said Mr. Hayes. "One white,
onm red, one black and one pale.
Each horse signifies much. Each
has an emblem, each has a rider,
and each rider has a mission. I
will give their emblems, introduce
their riders and make vivid the
*iders' missions. The white, red
and black horses have been rid-
len out. Their riders have per-
ormed their functional duties,
*ut the pale horse is yet to come.
"Unless we use the wisdom
rhich the old heatnenish king of
Tineva and his subjects used
rhen they ascertained that their
ity was doomed to be over-
hrown, this pale horse and his
amnable anarchistical rider will
ivad-e the nations of earth and it
'ill be farewell to peace and pros-
erity, righteousness, happiness
nd uprightness of life, farewell
Virtue, law, decency and or-
Due to an error in recording on
he city's books it was stated last
eek that the Florida Housing
corporation had been issued per-
its for the construction of nine
x-room dwellings on McClelland
renue at a cost of $2000 each.
his has been revised, the build-
gs to cost $3000 each.
WELFARE OFFICE MOVED
The local welfare office is be-
g moved to the Byrone Eells,
., home at the corner of Fourth
reet and Woodward avenue.
Office hours will be from nine
clock until five o'clock on Tues-
ys for intake.
Port St. Joe
WATCH FOR FORMAL OPENING DATE OF
ADAMS BEAUTY SHOPPE
-.< ALL MODERN EQUIPMENT }R-
Will Specialize In All Branches of Beauty Culture
To Be Located In Old Costin Building,
Monument Avenue at Second Street
Need one Senior Operator; prefer local girl. Write ADAMS
BEAUTY SHOP, 25 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Fla.
HANG PLAQUE IN MEMORY
OF MILLARD CALDWELL, JR.
A plaque in memory of Millard
F. Caldwell, III, son of Represen-
tative and Mrs. Millard, F. Cald-
well of Milton, killed by a hit-
run driver February 3 on
streets of the national ca
was dedicated Monday in
pages' school in the capitol.
House and senate pages
tribute to purchase of the br
shield bearing this inscriptic
"In memory of Millard F. (
well III. June 5, 1926-Februa:
1939. Page, House of Represi
'tives.. 'Felled in, line of duty
S,- "" '.---r-~llr-
In the Tulane University mi
seum at New Orleans is the anti
lope hide clothing ant bow an
arrow of .the famous Sioux chie
ir B Ea ,
THE YEAR'S BEST BUY
SELL AT 11950
SOUTHERN LIQUID GAS
"Your Gas Company Since 1932"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAV YIpnm i o ,nn
*\ pA, MR 3 1 TH SA P ST. EUA
Flin.t tools of Stone Age cave
men haN been found for the first
time in Bulgaria m stratified se-
DR. J, C. COE
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
All Work ,Unconditionally
Office Hours: 9a.m. to 6p.m.
DR. G. T. NEWBERRY
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Spend the weekend In
West Florida's best fish-
S With or with-
rates. .. Hotel ac-
commodations within the
means of everyone.
J. 0. 'Jim' SMITH
Why Not YOU, Too?
Enjoy a day's Fishing 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
SBeds and Furnishings.
This FRIENDLY CAMP is
Midway of the Lakes, at the
County Line, where your
Visit is Appreciated
J. P. BRANTON, Owner
For Each and Every Bottle
of Milk or Cream We Deliver
Is Protected With a
Pasteurized for Your
From Where Will
Money. Come To
thought on'distributlod. -Groups
seeking more funds for pensions,
:schools,,/cities; counties, state ad-
vertising, general administration
in a n ce State? of government, and many other
purposes, have all eyed the sales
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Property Taxes Drop
State income from property
taxes has decreased greatly in re-
cent years. The basic reasons are
so complex that it will be impos-
sible to arrive at an unbiased
conclusion as to cause and rem-
edy, without first making a
thorough study of the tax struc-
A plan to cease levying ad va-
lorem taxes for state purposes is
proposed. The theory is that each
county can. and will equalize and
raise its property tax assessments
if this would not' force payment
of more taxes 'to, the state. State
ad valorem levies in 1938 were
$1,300,000. Intangible tax reve-
nues were $600,000 in 1938; will
be approximately $1,400,000 in
1939 because of information se-
cured from federal Income tax re-
turns by the state auditor. Es-,
tate tax income varies greatly
from year to year, but has aver-
aged a million' dollars annually
for the last ten years.
Revenues from racing, earnings
and fees of state department, and
various minor sources probably'
will increase due to population in-
creases, but expenses will rise
From the foregoing analysis it
.will be seen it is unlikely any
considerable amount of new reve-
nue can come trom present
sources. In order to aid in solv-
ing the financial dilemma pre-
sented, political and, business
groups have interested them-
selves in the question. Chief
among the solutions they have of-
Enforcing the full provisions of
the Murphy Act'-and selling land;
for state and county taxes.
Levying ax retail sales tax.
Readopting the Income tax. ''
Enacting a series of nuisancee"
State-controlled .legalized gambl-
, There will, of course, be other
plans for raising revenue, but it
is safe to say the above plans
will receive the most considera-
Sale of Tax Lands
The 1937 tax adjustment law
known as the Murphy Act, pro-
vides that the state shall take
'title to all lands on which state
and county tax certificates are
outstanding on June 10, 1939. The
total of such cer.1ficates prob-
ably is $75,000,000. There arp.
many reasons why these taxes
were not paid, and the present
value of the land is problematical.
The duty of selling these lands
to the highest and best bidder is
vested in the internal improve-
ment board by the present law.
To throw them all on the market
at one time could jeopardize the
existing realty values. Some legis-
lators have suggested that the
land be offered for homesteading
instead of sold; others advocate
selling it and applying the pro-
ceeds to payment of the bonds
for which most of these taxes'
It will be extremely difficult to
work out a sound plan for restor-
ing all these lands to the tax roll
-and keeping them there-with-
out first making a factual study
of the problem. In any event
there is grave doubt that such.
revenue could be realized in time
to take care of the previous-men-
tioned demands for new revenue.
The ultimate good to be accom-
plished is great; the prospect of
its solving the immediate finan-
cial' dilemma is slim,
Retail Sales Tax
The levy of a retail sales tax
is a highly controversial subject.
The method of distribution is
even more highly ,controversial.
There are two distinct schools of
tax as a fat source of new reve-
nue for them. Some have sug-
gested instead that the present %/
per cent gross receipts tax be
raised to 2 or 3 per cent and the
merchant permitted to pass it on
to the customer.
The other group advocates the
sales tax only-a a a replacement
levy. They propose that all real
property, retail sales and other
transactions be taxes a maximum
of 3 per cent, this revenue being
used only to replace the taxes
abolished. Under this provision
the retail, sales tax would not pro-
vide any new revenue.
State Income Tax
Florida abandoned' the income
tax as a revenue source in 1924.
In the last few years sentiment
for its re-adoption n as been
brought about by heavy revenue
demands, rather than the wish to
re-establish this particular method
of taxation. Forty-five thousand'
Floridians paid $28,000,000 federal
income tax in 1938., If. Florida
levied an income tax comparable
to. other states, the state would
probably receive about $10,000,000
annually, assuming that wealthy
residents did not move their citi-
zenship elsewhere. California col-
lected $34,000,000, or 16 per cent
of its total 1937 revenue, from, a
state income tax.
However, even if study did
show that it would be sound pol-
icy for Florida to levy an income
tax, it would be three or- four
years before a n y appreciable
amount of money could be re-
alized, as ,the constitution would
first have to be amended by vote
of the people.
Selective sales taxes on items
such as cigars, cigarets, soft
drinks, theater tickets, chewing
gum and "luxuries?' haye been
classed byi the public generally,
as ".nuisance taxes:" It would re-
quire a number of these, com-
bined with,.added levies on utili-
ties, insurance companies, banks
and others to make up the sum.
which it is now indicated revenue
demands will reach. There is a
practical political -problem which .
presents itself in the enactment of
any of these taxes, as previous
attempts have resulted in pro-
State-Controlled Gamblin g-
The fifth posalDle soutcee of
revenue is state-controlled legal-
ized gambling. Florida collected
$2,000,000 in 1938 from pari-mu-
tuel betting. Many proposals for
licensed race-boo.ing, gambling
devices and enterprises and other
games of chance have been of-
'fered in the Florida legislature.
Most have- had little chance of
passage, as our state constitution
prohibits certain rorms of gambl-
ing; others have received little
consideration because of difficulty
in controlling and policing.
Among the bills of this nature
which will undoubtedly spring up
again during the next session of
the legislature is the bill intro-
duced in the 1937 session, provid-
ing for state ownership and: oper-
ation of slot machines, with full
control vested in tne cabinet. Ad-
vocates of this measure claim it
would 'provide at least $10,000,000
annually for the state and $5,000,-
000 for the retailers in whose es-
tablishments the machines were
located. Proponents claim that
this method of obtaining revenue
has already been declared consti-
tutional, and that it differs from
other plans in that the money
would be raised by voluntary
'contributions," most.- of which
would come from visitors from
other states. The chief obstacle
to the raising of revenue from
such a plan would be the stigma
attached to the word "slot ma-
chine" in the mind of the public'
Ps a result of the flagrant abuses
Hard work means nothing
She just keeps' on digging
Regardless of what the business
prognosticators say about
For this, or for any other year.
If the ground is hard, she
If she strikes a rock, she works
If it is dry, she digs deeper.
If she gets a few more hours of
daylight, she gives us a few
But always she digs up worms and
turns them into hard-shelled
As well as tender, profitable
Did you ever see a pessimistic
Did' you ever hear of one starving
to death waiting for worms
to come to tnle surface?
Did you ever hear one cackle be-
-dause work was hard?
Not on your life! "
They save their breath for dig-
ging and their cackling 'for
Success means' digging.
-W. M. WISON .
In "Poultry Item."
To which ~'we miight 'add that
every. time .she' ::has s something
worthwhile to tell, he ewdorld about
(an egg) she advertises the fact.
And she doesn't stop advertising
after the first egg, but keeps It
up continually. And that's why
hen eggs are -always in demand
and nobody cares about the ,price
of duck eggs-for the duck doesn't
Sinde 1935, engminers stationed
in a skyscraper iin db*fbwntwNew
York have photographed'i aanid te
corded every lightning storm in
the summer time to study light-
ning strokes. .
Save by reading the ads!'
which were practiced under the
old private ownership law and
which resulted in the repeal of
that law in 1937.
Next week wll.:be-discussed the
present-day tie.~nds: n taxation.
Knowledge of this ,trend is neces-
sary if you wish to appraise in-
telligently the mdves made by
state and national legislators.
A bronze plaque has been un-
veiled in Toronto to Sir -Sandford
Fleming, who 60 years ago pro.
a posed the system of universal.
time now in international use.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
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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.
WHAT WILL THE LEGISLATURE
The state legislature convenes next Tues-
day at Tallahassee with many problems con-
fronting it that probably will require a much
longer period to solve than the sixty days
One thing is sure and certain, there is go-
ing to be a heluva lot of palavering over
the question of a sales tax, and should our
worthy legislators decide that such a tax is
needed in Florida, a lot of them will be look-
.ing for pick and shovel jobs after the next
election, for the'great majority of voters are
opposed to any such unfair and unjust tax.
Naturally the special interests advocating
repeal of the ad valorem tax and imposing
of a sales tax are going to have a strong
lobby at Tallahassee, and they are going to
throw money of the realm around in great
gobs where it will do the most good.. The
results of this cash distribution will show up
when the matter comes to a vote, and in our
opinion any legislator who is not bound to
-any special interest, like a lot of them are,
who votes for such a tax will show that he
'has been bought off.
This will be the main bone of contention
at the forthcoming session and one that will
be watched with the greatest interest by the
whole state, ., ,
.. ,- i ,
'STOP GAMBLING OR LEGALIZE IT
In our humble opinion, if Governor Cone
is going to stop gambling in Florida he should
include the pari-mutuel machines at the dog
and horse tracks, for that is merely legalized
gambling, and were it not for the opportun-
ity to place bets the tracks would soon close
for lack of patronage.
The governor's aides clamp down on the
two-bit kelly pool players, the penny ante
and. rhummy gamblers, the theater "bank
nights". and such, but let one of the biggest
gambles we know of-racing-continue. The
main reason is that it brings in a heap of
cash to the state treasury, while other lowly
forms of gambling do not. But the way we
look at it, as long as one type of gambling
can be legalized, why not legalize it all?
The editor would probably be in jail right
now if, under the governor's recent edict,
Sheriff Byrd Parker could get sufficient evi-
dence to prove that ye ed won $1.40 last
Tuesday spitting at a crack for a dime a spit.
The fellow who gets his pocket picked at
a circus can at least brag that he didn't
throw it away on such childish diversions.-
Florida Times-Union. Any man who can't
enjoy a circus, and calls it a "childish diver-
sion," shouldn't be editing a newspaper. He's
lost practically everything he gained during
his boyhood and his brain is ossified.
SWe look forward to the time when a man
not drawing some kind of pension from the
government will be viewed with suspicion
and not be allowed to move in the politer
circles of society.-Charleston News.
Port St. Joe has been waiting long years
for her ship to come in-and now they are
tying up almost daily at the new dock.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A SURPRISING STATEMENT
Proponents of a sales tax, if they are bas-
ing their conclusions upon statements of the
Tax Revision League that a 3 per cent sales
tax will raise enough money to operate the
state on its present basis, will no doubt be
surprised and disappointed at a recent state-
ment of the Palm Beach Post-Times that the
Tax Revision League based its estimate
solely upon guesswork.
The Palm Beach paper states that this
statement was elicited by persistent corre-
spondence and inquiry as to how the figures
were arrived at. Apparently the state cham-
ber of commerce followed the same error in
its pronouncement a short time ago for a 3
per cent sales tax to supplant all other state
taxes of every kind excepting gasoline tax.
This tax business is now a very serious .
matter with everybody, and it would help
some if those who assume to be experts on
the subject would be more sure of their
ground before they rush out with a panacea. ^i
Prodding the Tax Revision League for
something definite about the 3 per cent idea L
the Post-Times claims it received from the `
secretary this statement: "Frankly, this esti- "
.mate was made in a, group conversation,. and
I am not sure I could identify the individual
voicing the opinion." Which is certainly not I
a substantial basis for the launching of a new
and revolutionary tax scheme for the state.
If we could get rid of the half-baked ideas
that are being., presented to cure what ails
us, we would have a much better chance to
get well.-Arcadia Arcadian.
WILL THE U. S. BE DRAWN INTO WAR?
As Will Rogers was won't to say, "all we
know is what we read in the papers" about
the war situation in Europe, and probably
most of our readers know as much, or prob-
ably more, than we do about how things
stack up across the pond, so we won't en-
deavor to analyze the news reports.
Everyone over here is predicting that when.
things begin to pop in -Europe the United
States will be drawn into the affray. Per-
haps it will if we listen to the big bankers
and industrialists who would stand to clean
iup millions of dollars at the expense of a mil-
lion or two lives of the youth of our land,
but if our congressmen listen to those who
supposedly fought for democracy in the last
war, they will hesitate a long time before
they cast their ballots for a declaration of
The World War was nothing to sneeze at
-we know, for we saw it from all angles-
and the next war. will make it look like a
Sunday school picnic.
There isn't much comfort to be found for
the taxpayer in the official Washington an-
nouncement that no increase in the national
debt limit will be sought at this session of
congress. It's just about as comforting as a
padlock on the stable door after the horse is
stolen. The national debt is now $40,000,000,-
000 and the present legal limit to-which it
can grow is $45,000,000,000. This enormous
debt has to, be paid, and can be paid in but
one way-taxation. It's about time for the
taxpayer to start figuring out how he's go-
ing to make his earnings meet living expenses
and government expenses at the same time.
House Democrats at a recent party caucus
heard the complaint that there was not
enough co-operation between the White
House and Democratic legislators. Perhaps
the old whip has lost its "cracker."-Wash-
What helps the individual citizen in Port
St. Joe may not help Port St. Joe, but what
helps Port St. Joe will help the individual
Tomorrow is April Fool's Day. Don't kick
any hats or try to pick up pocketbooks lying
temptingly on the sidewalk.
Trade with Port St. Joe merchants and
keep your money at home.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3., 1939
Five Gardey Rules
That Assure Success
Technique of Seed Sowing in Garden Rows.
Skilled gardeners do not make
plants grow, they let them grow.
Experience soon teaches that
fussing and pampering is more
likely to harm than to help. The
real task of the gardener is to
provide a favorable environment
for the plant, as to soil, sunshine
and moisture, and then devote
himself to removing any obstacles
to thrifty growth that may de-
velop. Nature will do the rest.
In the vegetable garden the pro-
gram of care may be reduced to
five rules which, if accepted' and
lived up to, will advance any ama-
teur to a degree of skill which
few amateurs attain. They are:
1. Plant in straight rows, run-
ning north and south.
2. Do not plant more space
than you can. cultivate well.
3. Thin out mercilessly plants
too thickly sown.
5. Spray to prevent disease
and kill insects.
These things may seem so sim-
ple as to amount to little; but
only good gardeners observe them.
When the gardening fever is on
-especially a first attack-it
seems a bother to stretch a line
and see that seeds are planted ex-
actly upon it, each row parallel
to the next. But when plants have
grown and we come to push a
wheel hoe between the rows, then
we realize that five minutes spent
in aligning the seeds would have
saved weary hours In following
the zigzag lines with the culti-
vator, to say nothing of the un-
sightly appearance of a slovenly
planted garden as compared to
the just pride we take in straight
rows of wellEdeveloped vegetables
No one escapes the annual temp-
tation to undertake more garden
work than he can reasonably
handle. We are eager to cultivate
all the land we can plant and wish
for more; later the weeds are
likely to grow unhindered' in much
of the garden and vegetables
which are planted in excess of
the family needs go to waste.
Curb your ambitions as much as
you can and you will have less'
waste, more pleasure and better
quality in the products of your
An amateur never gets to the
point where without a pang he
can ruthlessly pull seedlings
which are too thick in order to
give the survivors a chance to de-
velop properly. There is always a
feeling that one is murdering a
child, yet this operation is per-
haps the most important of all in,
the vegetable garden, and the one
most generally neglected or only
It is good policy to sow seeds
thickly to insure a thick stand,
but vital to discard the surplus
plants, -otherwise none would ma-
Unlike the "white fairs" of the
past, the New York World's Fair
representing "the world of tomor-
row," will be a fairyland' of color.
Exhaustive research has made
available to architects and decora-
tors 499 graduated shades. The
Florida building, in Spanish style,
will be cream colored coquina
lighted at night by white and am-
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE
IN PORT ST. JOE HIGH
L. K. Visits ,
St. Joe In 1980
Iany Strange Things Can Happen
In Forty-one Years
Let us advance 41 years, stroll
down the streets of Port St. Joe
and see what our schoolmates
will look like and what they will
"Who is that fellow standing in
the door of Schneider's depart-
"That's Al Schneider-he owns
the store now. He *got married,
two years after you left. Don't
know whether you remember his
"I might. Go ahead, tell me."
"Well, he married Myrtle Whit-
aker, but he is getting old now,
so we may expect anything."
"Say, I believe I know that fel-
"I don't see how, with all those
whiskers covering his mug."
."Oh, yes, that's Dick Stepp. I
heard that he samples soup down
at the soup factory."
"Yes. He is going to lose his
job if he doesn't get a shave."
"Say. who is that old couple
coming down the street?"
"That's Ed Hufft and Murnice
Taunton. They are still in love,
but Ed just can't get up the nerve
to pop the question."
"I don't see how love could last
that long. Just think, being in
love 41 years!"
The scene changes to the par-
lor of B. L. K.'s friend.
"What ever happened to Kath-
leen Saunders and Dave Maddox?'.
"They're married; own a large
"I knew they would-that was
the most talked-about love affair
B. L. K. walks over and leans
on the mantle, saying: "It was
just about this cold when I left
for the war zone.'
"Yes, only it was snowing
where we were. Good old France.
I guess you know tnat Dorothy
Trawick stayed over there and got
"Yes, but I don't see why Jim-
mie Taylor likes France so much.'
"They say it's because he wants
to be near. all his old war bud,
"And by the way, what ever
happened to Wild Willie Tra,
"He has a job as bookkeeper at
the paper mill."
"That's great. That boy' was a
wizard at basketball."
"You don't say!"
"Another good player was John
Lane. He was the smallest on the
team, but he got to play more
than anyone else. I always won-
"Well, it shouldn't worry you.
Say,'do you remember the time
Prof. McPherson gave out of gas
between Beacon Hill and St. Joe?
Insi;tead of walking back he stayed
in.,the car and missed school the
'fere follows a knock on the
door. which means that the paper
boy has come.
"Well, what do you say we read
the Evening Star and see what
some more of our friends are do-
"Sure,- go ahead. I want to go
back and get a drink (of water.)"
Seats for Jenny Lnd's first con-
cert at New Orleans in 1851 sold
for as high as $2401each. Every
performance was a qell-out. t1
Change Date of
Promises To Be Best Event Put
On By School In Years
Stop! Look! Listen! Due to
the many and varied entertain-
ments going on .in our city, the
date of the Junior Jamboree has
been set forward one week, to
April 7. To each and every one
in.town we give an invitation to
attend one of the most exciting
and well-prepared events pre-
sented on the stage of our school
in years. 4:
Prices are reasonable-15 and
25 cents. Those having large fam-.
ilies can buy a family ticket for
only 75 cents and save money.
This should enable everyone to
Some of the numbers to be pre-
sented in our Junior Jamboree
Abe Saba and his "Mud Cats'"-
a string band which we are sure
you will enjoy.
A skit 'by members of the
eleventh grade, "Dr. Phonso's Op-
eration." This is a real miracle
that Dr. Phonso performs. He re-
models a man from head to foot.
In this modern hospital the pa-
tients are given free manicures
and their shoes are shined while
they are being operated on. We
assure you it will be real inter-
The band and glee club are on
the program for several numbers,
and the one and only acrobat in
our school will perform.
A "trucking wedding" by the
tenth grade assures you some
"Yours and Mine," a one act
play by the eleventh grade, will
be presented. This Is said. to be
real good and the members of the
cast promise you it will be enjoy-
This is only a rough idea of
what our Junior Jamboree will be
like, so with the co-operation of
the members of our school and
you, we know it will be a real
We hope to see eacn and every
one of you present at our high
school auditorium at 8 p. m.
April 7. Don't disappoint us.
We'll be looking for you!
The Eyes and Ears of the School
Kat is still fishing, but we
think she has a straight hook.
Marigene seems to be learning
how to drive, or else she was
thinking of something else when
she backed into the ditch.
Gwendolyn Spencer wrote an
article for the paper last week
about a certain young couple in
our freshman class and then came
back to ask-or rather..beg-that
we not put it in.
Ed Hufft walked up to Bobby
Coburn in fourth period study
hall and told him he was going
to break his neck if he didn't quit
talking to Murnice, and then he
said: "I'll tell her that and see
what she says.'
In a roundup of unfit foods in
December, federal food and drug
officials s e zed thousands of
pounds of moldy or wormy nuts,
infected candy and other products.
Do you need Letterheads and
Envelopes? Let The Star print
THE STAFF (w
Assistant Editor....Bobby Coburn
Sports Editor........Al Schneider
Society Editors............ Opal
Greene a nd Dorothy Crockett
Joke Editor.........Paul Johnson
On April 28th
Junior-Senior Prom To Be One of
First Events Scheduled
School will close just four
week from today-April 28-and
the junior class has been working
very hard in order to give the
graduating class one of the best
banquets. and entertainments ever
given in St. Joe high school.
A committee went to Panama
City Tuesday night to hire an or-
chestra to play at the prom. which
is scheduled for the evening of
April 10. Place for holding of this
event has not yet been selected.
The prom will differ from last
year's event, as the public will
not be invited. It is to be held di-
rectly after the banquet and each
junior and senior will be allowed
,o invite one person.
The Junior Jamboree, to be
given April 7, is for the purpose
of raising funds for this occasion
and the junior class urges one
and all to attend,.
If Dave Maddox will ever "make
up his mind." (We believe a few
girls wonder, too.)
Why Max Maddox says he
"doesn't care," when we know he
If D. S. keeps his promises, or
it he has forgotten. (M. S.)
If there is really anything in
what M. S. says about J. S. and
If a certain senior boy, A. S.,
will go io the junior-senior prom
when L. C., a junior girl, doesn't
Who Joe L. will escort to the
prom. (Don't forget, Joe, you're
entitled to invite one person.)
Why "Wild Willie" has been so
quiet lately. (It may e the lull
before the storm.)
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TO STOP 'SALARY BUYING'
Determined to put a stop to the
"salary buying" practice which is
alleged to have reached the pro-
portions of a "racket" in this
state, civic leaders and prominent
attorneys plan to push legislation
of "regulation" and "control" for
the protection of both the em-
ploye and the employer. Cases on
record show where interest on
small loans as high as 300 per
cent haSe been collected.
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year, until it exerts an irresistible power.
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electric horns Dual windshield
wipers Two sun visors Lock on
glove compartment Clock
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Its value is tradition...
ITS STYLE IS MAKING NEWS!
Ford cars have always been built to their own high stand-
ards of basic quality and performance. This year they also
bring style that is new to the low-price field.
A LA MODE
Grandpa asked on bended knee
For grandma's hand. and heart,
And swore to her eternally
That they would never part.
But the streamlined lover's style
Is done neathh a moon that's
He says "Let's walk the middle
And fling a batch of woo."
One hundred years ago, arch-
aeologists were bringing some of
the ruins of Carthage to light.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939 1
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
State Tax Commission Would
Brirg About Rigid Collec-
tion, Says Wood
TAMPA, March 30 (FNS) -
Laws granting discounts to delin-
quent taxpayers, such as the
Murphy and Futch acts, have
been largely responsible for a
breakdown in Florida's tax collec-
tion machinery, Representative G.
Pierce Wood, speaker-cesignate of
th-e 1939 house of representatives,
told a Florida News Service re-
porter in an exclusive interview.
"There is a definite trend
among legislators," Wood, said
"toward the establishment of a
state tax commission, which would
make a study of our present sys-
tem and bring about not only -uni-
formity in assessments, but rigid
In discussing a. general tighten-
ing of tax collections, Wood
pointed to the system now In
vogue in Ceorgia under which
property owners are compelled to
make 'returns within specifie'l pe
ricds and sL.criffs must dispose of
all tar deh(oluent property within
a certain date.
"Laws of this type," Wood de-
clared. 'go a long way towards
curbing i. tax dodger."
Commenting on the outlook for
the Loming session, Wood pre-
dicted strenuous battles, chiefly
over proposedtaxation bills. He
declined to comment on what will
happen to the proposed general
sales tax measure, which is ex-
pected to be introduced early in
Bill Will Limit
S(Continued from Page 1)
Joe, the indebtedness is set up in
the charter. The present city char-,
ter does not set a limitation in
this regard. Hence the necessity
Present bonded indebtedness of
the city is $375,000, but of this
amount $200,000 is for the water
and sewer systems, which are
revenue debentures, to be paid
for through revenues collected,
from operation of the systems and
therefore do not apply on the
bonded indebtedness. The .balance
of $175,000 is for the dredging
bonds issued for construction of
the public dock and. dredging of
the channel in the bay.
Total assessed valuation of the
city of Port St. Joe at the pres-
ent time is $1,584,765, exclusive of
homesteads. Fifteen per cent of
this amount would limit the
bonded indebtedness to $267,714,
while 20 per cent -ould come to
It is understood that the fyFC
requires this limitation be fixed
before a federal loan may be
made, and when this provision is
made a loan will be applied for
to be used in street paving.
Will Open Soon
The newest addition to the
ranks of business in Port St. Joe
is the Adams Beauty Shoppe, to
open soon in the old Costin build-
ing on Reid avenue at Second
. The shop. which will contain all
the latest equipment and special-
ize in all branches of beauty cul-
ture, will be operated by' Percy
Adams who at present is operat-
ing a similar establishment in
"Pa" Stribling of Hattiesiburg,
Miss., was the guest Tuesday of
his son, Herbert Stribling.
(Continued from Page 1)
Helen Fuller as Shirley Temple
(she couldn't sing, as her contract
"wouldn't permit her"); Gwendo
lyn Howell as .,ane Withers;
Winston Jones as Nelson Eddy;
SAlice Baggett as Jeanette McDon-
Said.; Erie Gulledge as Martha
SRaye; Juanita Gunn as Dorothy
SLamour; W. A. Woods as James
Stewart; Sara VanHorn as Gin
Sger Rogers; Richard Mahon as
Fred Astaire (with tails and top-
per); Al Schneider and Joe Hau-
ser as Laurel aaa Hardy; Mrs.
Willard Lee as Simon Simone.
Bill Brewer as Joe Penner; Al-
lah Mae Darcey as Lupe Valez;
IKathryn Hickey as Judy Garlan;
Alice Gibson as Deanna Durbin;
Dorothy Crockett as Alice Faye;
Francis Blackwell as Franchot
Tone; Thomas Duncan as Mickey
Rooney; Dorothy Crockett as
Sonja Henie; Betty Temple as
Loretta Young; Joe Lilienfeld as
Tyrone Power; Erline McClellan
as Gracie Allen; Selwyn Chalker
as George. Burns; Edward Hufft
as Robert Taylor; Murnice Taun-
ton as Anita Louise; Lunette
Hammock as Rochelle Hudson;
Velma Carver as Bette Davis and
Joe Woods as Fernand Granet.
"Our Gang" was one of the hits
of the show and was made up of
Lawrence Bell as Tommy Kelly;
Billy Howell as Alfalfa; John Gil-
more as Butch: Jerry Sowers as-
Darling; Marion VanHorn as
Porky; Dudley Powell as Spanky,
and Dan Henderson and, Geraldine
Parker as members of the gang.
Mae West was present and cre-
ated quite a stir, but no one
seemed to know the identity of
this glamorous creature. She pre-
sented a short skit, with the as-
sistance of the announcer, which
brought forth many laughs.
Presenting song numbers were
Gwendolyn Howell, Alice Baggett,
Erie Gulledge, Kathryn Hickey,
and Edward Hufft.
Little Misses Jan Morgan and
Helen Hansen, pupils of the Mul-
ler dancing school at Panama
City, presented a number of tap
dances, much to the delight of
The Auxiliary committee in
charge of the presentation was
made up of Mrs. C. P. VanHorn,
chairman, Mrs. M. L. Fuller and
Mrs. Verna Smith. Miss Pebble
VanHorn acted as piano accom-
panist for the song numbers.
(Continued from Page 1)
All organizations of the city
will be contacted for their co-op-
eration and support. Several local
unions were represented at the
meeting Monday night and were
asked to name committees to
work with the association.
Dues- in the association were
tentatively set at $1.00 and sev-
eral present paid this fee to aid
the organization in getting a
start. Money raised from this
source will be used for the pur-
chase of necessary equipment and
for operating expenses.
Secretary Wilson appeared be-
fore the Woman's club Wednes-
day afternoon to explain the plan
and ask their co-operation.
It is expected the association
will be able to interest every citi-
zen in Port St. Joe, and that all
will take part in this worthy civic
Mrs. D. N. Christmas of Fitz-
gerald, Ga., who has been visiting
for two weeks with her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and, Mrs. J.
A. Christmas, will leave tomorrow
for her home in Georgia.
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Lions Down High
School Nine In
Students Ldse to Civic Body By
Score' f 10 To 5 In Open-
ing Game of Season
Port St. Joe's baseball season
got under way Wednesday at the
ball park when the Lions club and
high school played a seven-inning
game before a rather slim crowd
which ended in a score of 10 to 5
in favor of the roaring Lions.-
Henry Lilius. took the mound
for the Jungle Kings and tossed
over some wicked curves, while
Al Schneider and Dick Stepp did
the heaving for, the Sharks, rely-
ing mainly on speed and skyballs
to foil the batters.
The Lions got all their counters
in the sixth inning, with Roche
and Guinn scoring two each and
Owens, McPherson, Swatts, Tom-
linson, Lilius, and George account-
ing for one each. Scoring for the
high school were Stepp. Capps,
Hufft, Farris and Lane.
Lineups for the teams follow:
3b ...... Coburn
2') ....... Farris
lb ....... Hufft
p ......... Stepp
c ........ Capps
ss ........ Lane
rf ...... Maddox
c ..... Forehand
If ........ Jones morning with a cargo of salt cake
Reserves for th'e Sharks were
Schneider, Gaskin, Trawick and
Score by innings:
Lions ........... 000 0010 0-10
Sharks .......... 101 012 0- 5
Plans are underway for a twi-
light league to be played in the
afternoons between teams made
up from civic bodies, stores, etc.,
to provide amusement and relaxa-
(Continued from Page 1)
urday evening between Frink and
Panama City,- and again was dis-
played the tops in players. Hern-
don and Nichols or Frink are
among the very best forwards,
while G. Thomas and Waites of
the Panama team are in the same
class. Chason and, Strickland op-
posed each other at center, and
while Chason scored 13 points in
the first few minutes, he sud-
denly tired, and from then on the
result was never in doubt. G.
Thomas for Panama scored 22
points, Strickland 14 and Bennett
at guard., 12.
The Panama City team was
presented with the Hardy cup, to
hold until next year and members
of the team received gold basket-
balls. The Frink team was pre-
sented with the runner-up, cup,
and team members received silver
An all-star team was choesn
from competing teams and each
awarded a medal. This team is
composed of G. Thomas, Panama
City, and Herndon, Frink, for-
wards; Chason, Frink, center;
Bennett, Panama 'City, and Wil-
liams, Graceville, guards.
In'addition to awards mentioned
Peck Boyer of the Oldtowners
was given a medal as the most
Scores of all games follow:
Panama City, 39; Crawfordville,
Chipley, 27; Papermakers, 16.
Graceville, 27; Oldtowners, 17.
Panama City, 28; Wewahitchka,
Frink, 48; Merchants, 24.
Frink, .52; Graceville, 47.
Panama City, 42; Chipley, 23.
Panama City, 52; Frink, 31.
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for the St. Joe aper company.
Sailed yesterday morning after
loading a small shipment of lum-
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FOR SALE CHEAP-Lots 5 & 7,
block 64, Port St. Joe, in Bay
Ridge. Write me. Wm. Genoni,
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Furnished, running water. sani-
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Apply T. W. Wilson, or Box
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UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab-
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EXPERT PIANO TUNING and re-
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ROOMS FOR RENT
ROOM FOR RENT-Nicely fur-
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why not place a classified adver-
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Notice is hereby given that I
shall, at the forthcoming session
of the Florida Legislature, intro-
duce and attempt to pass through
the Legislature an Act entitled as
follows: "An Act to Amend Sec-
tion 118 of Chapter 18816, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1937, entitled:
'An Act to Abolish the Present
Municipal Government of the City
of Port St. Joe, .in the County of
Gulf, in the Stat o Florida, and
to Create, Establish and Organize
a Municipality to Be Known and
Designated as, the City of Port St.
Joe, and to Define Its Territorial
Boundaries and, to Provide for its
Government, Jurisdiction, Powers,
Franchises and Privileges, and
Providing a Referendum There-
on.'''" Which Act will limit the
outstanding bonded indebtedness
of the 'City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Fire Opening Gun
In War On Dogfly
. (Continued from Page 1)
house the dogfly, a voracious
bloodsucker, which attacks all
warmblooded animals as well as
man, had become an insuffer-
able nuisance which, by its bites,
greatly impaired the health and
vigor of domestic animals.
The dogfly has long been an
annual visitor to Port St. Joe,
and recently the chamber of com-
merce and other crvic organiza-
tions, as well a's individuals, have
been petitioning the federal gov-
ernment for assistance in deter-
ming its breeding place and Work-
ing out some method to extermi-
nate the pest. Acopllon of Con-
gressman Caldwell's measure for
appropriation of funds to this end
is 'being hailed, wltn delight by
all residents of this section.
Sporadic efforts have been
made to discover the' origin and
habits of the pest in this section
but so far nothing definite is
known. Some experts believe the
fly propagates in certain types of
seaweed, but its presence inland,
and away from the water, has not
been accounted' for. Indications
are that the fly is increasing in
numbers along the Atlantic and
S.S. Kellerwald of Hamburg,
Germany, arrived in port Sunday
U. S. No: 1
lO lbs. 21 c
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GRAPE BUTTER, 32 oz. 23c
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TOMATOES, 3 No. 2 cans 22c
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2 lbs. .................. 35c
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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939
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