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the betterment and uptuilding of
the City of Port St Joe;. HE
Prt St. Joe-Site of the $7,500.000
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est growing little city. .In
the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME II PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1939. NUMBER 37
C OF C. WORKING
ON SECURING OF
FA LOANS HERE
Nece sary to Have Co-opera-
tio\ of Property Owners
Foi\Completion of Plan
The Pot St. Joe Chamber of
Commerce\this week reopened; the
matter of securing Federal Hous.
Sing.. Administration loans up to 75
Super cent for this city, according
to a statement made yesterday by
W. W. Barrier, president of the
A mass meeting wa. held last
February in an effort to get such
, loans for Port St. Joe and at that
time H. A. Vandenberg of the
Jacksonville FA' office was press,
en-t and outlined the qualifications
and restrictions necessary; for se-
curing loans.'At that time it was
believed that the Bay Ridge sec-
tion was the only part of the city
that could meet the requirements,
and efforts are being made in that
section to re-subdivide in' order to
make lots larger to meet FRA re-
"We are not going to work on
the Bay Ridge section this time,"
said Mr. Barrier. "That is in the.
vpry capable hahds, of Mr: B. W.
Eells. What we are endeavoring to
do is to get approved. loans for
.th' -t.portion of the ciy froca Tenth
I.C Sixth lreet's an T fon Long
avenue to the bay, as we believe
this will allow for the 'construc-
tion of moderate-pr-ced dwellings,
which is one o.'the crying needs
right now in Port St. Joe.
"In order to get this area ap-
proved," continued Mr. Barrier,
we must have the 100 per cent
co-operation of all property own-
ers in that section, and that is
what we are working on now."
The Jacksonville FHA office
has stated, according to Mr. Bar-
rier, ,that approval will be given
on 75 per cent loans here as soon
as all property owners have
agreed to the restrictions as laid
down by that office.
Mr. Barrier urged, on behalf of
thi welfare of the entire city,
.' all' property owners ap-
proached in the matter agree to
abide by these restrictions, as it
will mean a great step forward for
port St. Joe, and a renewal of
building activity if such loans can
Begin Fight Upon
Dog Fly On Gulf
Caldwell Secures Reinstatement
Of Appropriation for Piurpose
On Agricultural Bill
Initiation of a drive by thie fed-
eral government on the dog fly
pest of the Gulf Coast was as-
sured last week by agreement be-
tween the house and senate con-
fePries on the agricultural appro-
priation bill which resulted in the
reinstatement of an item for that
purpose in the bill.
When the bill was before the
house several weeks ago, Con-
gressman. Millard Caldwell of
Florida secured the adoption of
an amendment appropriating $6500
for use -ly the bureau of ento-
mology in conducting a thorough-
going study of the origin and
ha''s of the fly. The provision
(Continued on Page 6)
Legislative Attache Cost Came
$238,968, According to Fig-
ures of Comptroller
HOGS DIVE FOR FISH
An Associated Press dispatch
released last Friday tells of
wild hogs- on the St. Joseph
Peninsula swimming. in the bay
and diving for fish. Credit for
the story is- given to Chauncey
Glass, Apalachicola cattleman.
"The hogs are not ordinary
razorbacks, but a oross with
some other breeo," said Glass.:
He and several other cattlemen
saw them from horseback. The.
hogs were swimming in brack-
ish' water and would duck urt.
der frequently, coming up with
fish in their mouths.
Which, in our opinion, is one
for Robert- Ripley.
Great Secret Is
To Be Revealed
Ministers Will Speak On "How to
Be. Happy Though Married"
Many married couples are happy
some of the time, but few are
happy all of the time, but all can
be happy all of the time. How?
Well, the secret of "How to Be
Happy Though Married" will be
revealed Sunday evening by Rev.
J. W. Sisemore or the First Bap-
'tit chiurebi and.Rev .D. E. Mari-
etta nf tlhe' First iMethodidl lhurichb
when they speak on the subject
of the secret of happiness in mar-
This may be a great mystery to
some, but these two ministers
state that they will definitely give
Three fine and, appropriate gifts
will be given at each church Sun-.
day evening-one to the couple
married the longest, one to the
couple with the most children
present, and one to the couple
most recently married.
Everyone is urged to come and
hear the mystery revealed.
To Murphy Law
Pass to State
County Clerks. :Are Warned Not
.To Sell Certificates Or
Lands in Florida whicl on June
9 had been tax delinquent four
years have reverted to the trus-
tees of the state internal improve-
ment fund, and' ulccuit Clerk- J.
R. Hunter of Gulf county has been
instructed not to allow redemp-
tion of such lands or sell the cer-,
tificates which the state holds on.
State Attorney General G. C.
Gibbs, in an opinion furnished the
comptrollers office; warn" that "in
no event should ,the clerks sell or
allow these certificates'J o be re-
"It is my opinion," wrote the
attorney general, .that -sll, land's
in this state which. lta, certifi-
cates against them four years or
more old on June 10, 1939, passed
to the state of Florida, and there-
fore that the clerks of the circuit
courts, who are custodians of tax
certificates against the lands pass-
ing to the state, should hold these
certificates subject to the further
instructions of the trustees of
the internal improvement fund."
In total acreage, the property
in Gulf county that will -pass to
'the state will be very: small, in'
the. opinion of Clerk Hunter, who
states that practically all certifi-
cates available under the Murphy-
law were taken up.
Appeal Sent Out By Asher Frank
In Effort to Stop Needless
Waste of Human Life
"I resolve to be alive on July 5.
"I further resolve that I .shall
do everything possible to prevent
the annual slaughter on July 4
from traffic accidents, drowning,
use of fireworks. an! over-exuber-
"I further resolve to ask all my
neighbors, friends and others to
make the Fourth of July one of
J. L. Kerr, local jeweler, took
the matter of forming a club in
handand by Matidyay .morning had
40 members signed ~p (30 ae re-
quired to secure a charter) and
up to last evening he had 50
A meeting has i.een called for
this evening at 7:.i3 at the Kerr
Jewelry company for the purpose
of electing officers' for the Port
St. Joe Townsend 'lub and mak-
ing application for' a charter. All
those who have signed and any-
one else interested in the forma-
tion of a club here, are asked to
be present at that time.
In speaking of the movement,
Mr. Lassiter said:
"If the Townsend plan is put
into force it will quickly end the
depression and prevent depres-
sions in the future. It will create
the greatest prosperity e ve r
known and will benefit every
American citizen, directly or indi-
,'ectly. Not only tn:t, but it will
save millions of dollars now being
paid by federal, state and local
buy even the necessities. of life,
which will create continuous busi-
ness and perma ert prosperity.
The plan', for- 1f"iancing the
movement is to place a 2 per cent
tax .on all transactions, which
would make it self-sustaining ahid
no burden on the taxpayers.
"The Townsend plan .will put
the country on a cash basis," said
Mr. Lassiter.' "Ai:y business man
will gladly pay 2 per cent for
cash. Then why not pay 2 per
cent transaction tax and thereby
create lasting prosperity? Busi-
ness men pay 10 to 20 per cent
to commission salesmen for cash
or credit business, but the Town-
send plan wilt cost them only 2
per cent, and it will be cash busi-
ness, for the old, folks are re-
quired to spend the money. Even
though some business men should
add the tax cost to the selling
price, the increase would not be
noticeable. In most cases business
men would be glad to pay .the 2.
per cent for the increased busi-
ness it would bring."
State records J ust released joy and happiness, and not one oft 'had tried' to raise the money lo-
show that bills already audited sadness and regret." ar Department call and failed. The division en-
and paid for the recent session of This is the appeal that Asher A 1 s e to Asume ginger had declined to recommend
the stat; legislature total $427,- Frank, director of the Florida As t Assuthat the government pay for the
298, against a 1937 session cost Safety Council, sent to the press C d Be span. Witnesses estimated that
-f $357,779.62. The comptroller's this week with the hope that the costs of Brdl the cost would be $25,000 or less.
office estimated about $50,000 of resolution will be adopted by all Senators Pepper and Andrews
1939 legislative bills remain to be ssDelegation Argues Construction of and Rep. Caldwell urged the board
paid. This does not include $92,- human life on onr streets and not to delay the project because
000 for finishing and equipping highways and in work and play Waterway Span Should Be of the relatively small item of
the new house chamber. It does will stop. Federal Undertaking constructing the bridge.
include $36,000 for an electric roll It is further asked that all min- ------
call system. Printing cost $36,000 sisters in Florida preach a sermon E. Clay Lewis, Jr.. local attor-i TO MOVE SIREN
and miscellaneous supplies came on "Safety" next Sunday, urging ney, returned' Wednesday from
'o $41,707. congregations to be alive on July Washington, D. C., where he hadi The fire siren, which at present
The Florida senate, with 38 5. been since Sunday as'a member of is atop the. freight depot, will be
-embb'ers. spent $144,034.76 for at- Be alive, not only on July 5, a delegation that appealed to the moved to the new bank building
teaches in the session. It had 271 but every day! river and harbor board for con- when it is completed. It will be
full-tim.e employes and 219 part- -- -- struction by the federal govern- more centrally located than at
time employes. PORT NEWS ment of a railroad draw span present, and as the new telephone
The house, with 95 members, across the Apalachicola-St. Marks exchange will be in the building,
spent $94,934.10 for its attaches. S.S." Eleanor of .the Bull Line section of the intracoastal water- it will save running wires to the
The house members received arrived last Friday and sailed way. Others appearing before, the siren if left in its present location.
$39,231 in salary-at $6 a day Saturday with a cargo of paper. board were Representatives Cald- ----
each-and mileage. Senators re, The S.S. Jean arrived Monday well and Green; Senators Andrews T. H. STONE TO HOSPITAL
ceived $15.391 salary, and mileage, and sailed Tuesaty with a cargo and Pepper; C. L. Waller, Talla-
----- -- .of paper. hassee, Clarence L. Willis, Carra-: T. H. Stone was carried to a
TO VISIT IN CUBA S.S. Henry M. Dawes of the Sa- belle and John J. Buzzett. Apa- Dothan hospital Tuesday, suffer-
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mira and bine Transportation Co. arrived lachicola. ing from pneumonia. He was ac-
daughter, Dolores, expect to leave Tuesday with cargo of fuel oil for They pointed out that construe- companies by Mrs. Stone and son,
tomorrow for Havana, Cuba, to the St. Joe Paper Co. Sailed Wed- tion of the bridge would be a Mickey. Mr. Stone fell while
visit with relatives. nesday. pr oper federal' undertaking as they pruning a tree last Saturday.
TO BE ORGANIZED
Fifty Members Already Signed Up;
Meeting Called for Tonight
To Elect Officers
While the people of Port St. gbvernnents for relief, and- will
Joe have been hearing and read- rediuce the huge kims niow being
ing of the Townsend plan ever raised 'anupr for community
ice 'Its incepn- chests ajd 0Qher form's of relief,
cents inception b Dr. Town-hich are constantly increasing
send, there- has never been an ef- due to 'hard times' and lack of
fOrt made to organize a club here *rk.
and but, few people are fully in- "it will insure a bright 'future
formed qn. what and why is the for youtli, ndw- facing thef moat
Tdwnsend;:.movement. discouraging handicaps in tlhe his-
J. M. Lassiter of Tampa Toawn- tory of the country, and will give
send Club. No. 3 was in Port St. them the assurance of an annuity
Joe last. Saturday for the purpose for old aia such as but. few can
of laying the groundwork for or- hope to other is,; provide. We
ganizatlon of a local club. Mr. do not want only old people in
Lassiter, who has been given our clubs-we want the young
credit for bringing in more mem- people, too."
ebers to the Townsend movement It was further pointed out by
than any other one man, was Mr. Lassiter that the Townsend4
agreeably surprised with the wel- plan will immediately benefit
come he received here, and ex- every manufacturer, business and
pressed the opinion that this city professional man, by placing buy-
would become a strong Townsend ing power-money-in the hands
center.. of millions who are now unable to
S O TE S PT
OF INTEREST LOCALLY
A wedding of interest to many
of Gulf and Franklin counties was
that of Miss Ruth Sharit, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Sharit
.of Apalachicola, and Stanford
Bragdon of Apalachicola on Mon-
day, June 26, in Panama City, the
Rev, Clarke Dean, Presbyterian
minister, officiating. Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Farmer of this city and Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. Allen of Apalachi-
cola accompanied the couple to
The newlyweds have many
friends in the two counties that
will join with The Star in wish-
ing them much happiness.
Following a short wedding trip,
Mr. and Mrs. Br.agdon will make
their home in Apalachicola.
MRS. WILLIAMS HOSTESS TO
TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB'
Mrs. Roy Williams entertained,
the..Tuesday Bridge club at her
home on Reid avenue this week.
Preceding the play hour, Mrs.
Tommy Mitchell was given a sur-
prise, shower and .received many
lovely, and useful gifts. Several
progressions were played, after
which scores were tallied and
prizes awarded to Mrs.. T. V.
Westbrook, high, Mrs. 'Ben Graves,
traveling,. and Mrs. T. Mitchell,
The hostess served delicious re-
freshments to Mesr-ames Mitchell,
Graves, Paul Farmer, Clyde Gen-
try, George Cooper, Westbrook
and W. M. Howell.
MRS. J. LAMAR MILLER
ENTERTAINS FOR SISTER
Mrs. J. Lamar Miller entertained
with a bridge luncheon Wednes-
day for her sister, Mrs. Paul Ward
of Dublin, Ga., who is her guest
this week. Cut flowers were' used
for decorations in the living and
dining rooms. Following the lun-
cheon, bridge was enjoyed and
the high score winner, Mrs.
George Wimberly, was presented
with an attractive sugar and
Present at this affair were Mes-
dames B. Kelly, J. Mira, B. Gail-
lard, J. B. Gloeckleir, Wimberly
MRS. HUDSON HOSTESS TO
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. George Hudson entertained
the Thursday Bridge club yester-
day at her home on Eighth street.
Beautiful cut flowers aided in the
attractiveness of the living room
where two.tables were placed for
play. At the conclusion of several
progressions and awarding of
appropriate prizes. delicious re-
freshments were served to Mes-
dames Jim Bounds, Joe, Morrow,
Massey Ward, Walter Danley, Roy
Williams, Thomas Mitchell and
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Morman
left Monday for Foley, Ala., after
spending the week-end as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells and
At the Churches
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. W. Sisemore, Minister
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship.
7:00 p. m.-B. Y. P. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
W. M. U., Monday, 3:00 p. m,
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.
m. Teachers meeting, Thursday,
7:30 p. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. T. Corbin, Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching Service.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday
Rev. H. F. Beaty Minister
10:00-a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 -a.' .m.--Preaehing 'service.
.8.:00 p. m., second and fourth
Rev. Beaty will preach in We-
wahitchka the 'first Sunday night
at 7:30 o'clock, and in Liberty
county the third Sunday night.
ST. JAMES. EPISCOPAL
Rev. Glion Benson, Rector
10:00 a. m.-Church School..
Services first and third. Sunday
nights at 7:30.
Communion service fourth Sun-
day mornings at 7:30.
D. E. Marietta, Minister
Services Every Sunday
10:00 a. m.-Churcn School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p..m.-Evening worship.
MEETS MONDAY AT CHURCH
The Woman's Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church mret Monday
afternoon at the churdn with the
president, Mrs. Basil E. Kenney,
Sr., presiding. The regular busi-
ness routine was carried out, af-
ter which it was decided to have
a pot-luck luncheon in the base-
ment of the church at an early
date, and also decided to make
clothes for the. Fresh-Air Camp
children of Birmingham. It was
also voted to hold a bazaar in the
Mrs. J. E. Taylor was in charge
of the devotional, which proved
very interesting. The president
'gave a short talk on "Human
Kindness," using the scripture
The next circle meeting July
24, will be at the home of Mrs.
Howard McKinnon with Mrs. Mc-
Kinnon and Mrs. P. D. Prows as
MRS. E. CLAY LEWIS
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis was hostess
to the members of her bridge club
yesterday at her nome on, Garri-
son avenue, A profusion of sum-
mer flowers decorated the room
where guests were entertained.
Following three progressions, the
hostess served refreshments to
family. Mrs. Mo.man will be re- members present.
membered as Miss Alex Domen- t y .
geaux of. this city.
Mrs. John Blount left Wednes-
day" for points in South Carolina
to visit relatives.
Miss Ernestine Hudson of Chip-
ley,is the guest of her brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George.
MRS. BASIL KENNEY, SR.,
ENTERTAINS FOR VISITORS
Honoring Mrs.. Lovell Yerkes of
Birmingham, Ala., guest of Mrs
Basil E. Kenney, Sr., and Mrs..
Paul Ward of Duolln, Ga., guest
of Mrs. J. Lamar Miller, Mrs. Ken-
ney entertained with a bridge-
luncheon at her home last Friday.
In they dining room two tables
were laid and a rainbow color
scheme carried out in the flowers
and china,, and in the sun parlor
a table was laid ror four, with a
color scheme of yellow. Each of
the honorees was presented with
a small sewing kit, as were the
winners of scores, Mrs. E. H. Hor-
ton, Mrs. Robert Logan and Mrs.
Enjoying this delightful affair
with the hostess and honorees
were Mesdames Horton, Logan, J.
Lamar Miller, Mira, Harry Saun-
ders, E. Clay Lewis, Basil E. Ien-
ney, Jr., and Floyd, Hunt.
Mr. and. Mrs. J. A. Haarala left
Monday to visit with the fortner's
mother in Hartford, Ala.
Sheriff -and Mrs. B. E. Parker
of -Wewahitchka were visiting
Tuesday with Mrs. Sally Mont-
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
Reaa the ads-it pays!
Mrs. Lovell Yerkes of Birming-
ham, Ala., guest if Mrs. Basil. E.
Kenney, Sr., was the honor guest
Tuesday when Mrs. J .Lamar Mil-
ler entertained with two tables of
bridge. Following several progres-
sions, a prize was presented to the
high scorer and guest prizes to
Mrs. Yerkes and Mrs. Ward.
The hostess served a cold plate
and iced drinks to Mesdames H.
Saunders, Basil Kenney,' Sr., Rob-
ert Logan, C. F. Hunt and honor
guests, Mrs."Paul Ward and Mrs.
Mr: and Mrs. M. L. Johnson of
Pensacola are expected to arrive
today to spend the Fourth here
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. 'B.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cogsdill left
Saturday for Gainesville, to be
gone for several weeks.
The Misses Johnnie Gilder and
Josephine' Grimsely.of Cipcinnati,
Ohio, .and Miss Minnie Gilder of
Shellma.i, Ga., were guests frpm
Saturday until Wednesday pf Mr.
and Mrs. Ji. S. Grimsley.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Morrow of
Moultrie, Ga., are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morrow..
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., left. Sunday.
for Washington on business, re-
turning, to this' city Wednesday.
Amazing New BOHN
WITH FIN-GRID TEMPERATURE CONTROL!
Mrs. Bell Cumble of Wewa-
hitchka was the guest Friday of
Mrs. Lucille Hutto.
Mrs. Thomas Merriweather of
Wewahitchka spent Sunday in the
city as the guest of Mrs. Lucille
Hudson. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Steele and
S* the Misses Carolyn Steele, Lanell
Mrs. J. M. Smith and daughter, Roberts, Geraldine Sharpless and
Miss Marigene, and Carlyle Mat- Dorothy Steele, all of Atmore,
thews spent Wednesday and Ala., are guests this week' of Mr.
Thursday in Dothan, Ala. and Mrs. R. O. Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Westbrook, H. E. Hall returned Monday
W. M. Howell, Mrs. J. G. Boswell from a week's visit in New York.
and Norma Jean Lewis spent His family is remaining for a
Tuesday in Panama City. 'longer visit.
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r '1 4 1.
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The new EOHN brings a plus fea-
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Moist, water-washed air is always
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bother with covered dishes. See this
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refrigerator -right now
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOf-- GULF COUNTY, rLS:3
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1939
FRIAY JUN 30, 199TESRPR STJOULCONYFL IA
AID TO AGED AND BLIND
At the close of the fiscal year
121 residents of Gulf county were
receiving $1,687 in old age assist-
ance; six were receiving $102 in
aid to the blind, and six families
were receiving $166 in aid to de-
pendent children, according to a
report just issued by the state
Trade at home-your local mer-
chants have just what you want.
ERASE the DOUBT
FRESH WATER FISHING
Is In the HEART of the
Dead Lakes Fishing Area
Gulf County's north line cuts
the Dead Lakes at the
Meet'Your Friends At
On the Waterfront
J. H. SHOEMAKER, Prop.
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ofMilk or Cream, ,, Deliver
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Pasteurized for Your
Our special filtering process
and quick-freeze method as-
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is pure! It protects your-food
therefore it protects, you.
There is no substitute for the
value of REAL Ice.
Deliveries by Phone
or Regular Route
ST. JOE ICE
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<< SOCIETY >
(Continued from Page 2)
The Royal Service program for.
June was observed by the Baptist
Missionary society Monday after-
noon at the church with the Mary
circle in charge. The Bible study,
"Supreme Responsibility of Par-
ents and the Church," was given
by the chairman, Mrs. O. F.
Powell. Topic for the afternoon
was "The Great Commission and
the Chief Aims of the W. M. U."
and "Missionary Education of Our
Young People," the introduction
being given by Mrs. Powell.
The main feature was the re-
view of the young peoples' or-
ganizations. Mrs. George Cooper,
dressed in white, told of the ac-
complished work among the young
people and called the different
leaders to tell of their work. Mrs.
Powell told of the Sunbeams'
work; Mrs. A. L. Ezell, R. A.
leader, gave the aims, allegiance
and other items of importance of
the Royal Ambassador Chapter;
Mrs. J. W. Sisemore, leader, told
of the Intermediate Girls' Auxili-
ary work. Mrs. M. J. Fillingim,
dressed i n black, impressively
told of the neglect of many
churches and Missionary Unions
relative to young peoples' work.
The fostering of the Margaret
fund was given by Mrs. Powell,
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett and Mrs. Clyde
Allen. After a few items of busi-
ness the meeting was closed by
repeating the Mispah.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bradbury ex-
pect to leave tomorrow for a two
week's vacation in Elizabeth, La.,
and Cleveland, Texas.
Miss Jeanette Theobald of Apa-
lachicola will arrive today to
yisit over the Fourth of July with
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gloekler.
CIRCLES 1N MEETING
The circles of the Methodist
missionary society met Monday af-
ternoon at the church for the
regular mission study, this meet-
ing concluding the mission study
book, "The Church Takes Root In
India." Mrs. George Patton pre-
The meeting opened with song.
Mrs. R. A. Swatts led in prayer
after which Mrs. J. C. Bradbury
taught the chapter. Mrs. Patton
gave comments on the study and
appointed Mrs. Swatts program
chairman for the next meeting.'
Mrs. A. M. Jones presided at the
business meeting. A division of
the circles was discussed, other
business disposed of and the ses-
sion dismissed by repeating the
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Allen and
son Billy, and Mrs. F. G. Sharit
of Apalachicola were guests Tues-
day and Wednesday of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Farmer.
Mrs. Ed. McGowen left last
week to visit relatives in Meri-
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Bragdon
of Apalachicola were guests Tues-
day of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farmer.
It's Time To
Where the food is of the
best... where the service
is prompt and efficient
and where you get
-BEER and WINES -
0^ LEADS IN NUMBER OF OWNERS!
More people are driving Fords today than any other make of carl
f LEADS IN PERFORMANCE!
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ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, SULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1939
G F. O 1
.Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
r .by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
/ 1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
'under .Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advanoe
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
F Three Months.......... 65o
-4if Telephone 51 ja-
rThe 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.
~NOTHER "birthday" will arrive next
Tuesday, and Americans will celebrate
joyously and enthusiastically, as they have
done- for more than a century and a half, be-
cause they are privileged to live under the
.flag that guarantees the greatest freedom of
,any on earth.
America has proved to the world and to
.its own satisfaction that there can be a gov-
ernment by and with the consent of the peo-
,ple that will endure. No country is wealth-
ier, no country has a government more
stable, in no country is there greater safety,
and in no country is there more liberty in a
large way. In some respects we have been
curtailed in some of our liberties; in recent
years there has been a growing tendency to
restrict, but by and large the United States
is the most independent, the freest and the
most liberal of all existing governments.
While we are restricted in some things, we
have greater freedom in many others than
are granted in any other country.
'Occasionally we make' mistakes in govern-
ment, once'in a while we follow fori 'a time
after a false "god, but generally the. Ameri-
can people get back to original principles in
the end, and the government goes on as
safely, as honestly, as efficiently and as ef-
fectively as any government in the world.
We have more cheap politics and mistakes
in government, perhaps, than in most coun-
tries where established principles are seldom
changed and age-old traditions rule in all
things, but we learn by our mistakes and
much as we often ridicule ourselves, we gen-
erally profit by them.
While we often elevate public men who
-are finworthy of our confidence, we gener-
ally keep the better ones when we finally
discover their real worth, and soon rid our-
selves of the unworthy, and while there is
,generally a good deal of froth in our official
life, there is more that is sound' and solid.
Among us we have a number who will see
'nothing but the froth, and so put In most of
their time criticizing the decadence of things
generally, but there are very few who would
trade this country for any other they can
name. When we look about us in the world
today and see the eternal strife and blood-
shed that marks the political ascendancy of
first one, then another faction in many older
established nations; the blood that is spilled,
the trampling that is done, we realize that
what we have at home is the best that is to
be had anywhere.'
The American people, from a small begin-
ning, have done immeasurably well. From a
handful of super-patriots determined no
longer to submit to the tyranny of a mother
country to the present great republic with
peace, contentment and happiness through-
out its broad area, among its 130,000,000 peo-
ples, is a far cry, yet it is but 163 years that
it has all been done. Greater progress to real
freedom has been made in the United States
in these years than has been made in any
other part of the world in several times as
'We stand, a new nation comparatively, the
greatest in the world-at peace with all the
world, respected and admired-also envied-
by all the world. While it is a fortunate po-
sition, it is also a position of responsibility,
for we have an example to set and a caution
So, when we observe the Fourth of July
-our birthday-let us take into considera-
tion our good fortune to be living in this land
of the free.
Washington is worrying nowadays about
"bad" words-not the profanity sometimes
occasioned by a rapidly climbing thermometer
but "bad" words from an economic point of
view. It all started when one of the New
Deal advisers with time on his hands pre-
pared a confidential memorandum for the
use of witnesses appearing before congres-
sional committees. The list of "good" and
"bad" words is to aid witnesses in presenting
their testimony so that current governmental
activities now in the doghouse of public opin-
ion will appear in a better light. Thus, wit-
nesses are cautioned never, never to speak
of "government spending." Call is "govern-
ment running expenses" or "government
plant," the word-wizard advises. And don't
use the ugly word "'debt"-call it "invest-
Best indication to date that congress really
wants to adjourn by July 15 is the recent
mood exhibited by the house. That chamber
has suddenly begun meeting at 11 a. m.,
which is an hour earlier than usual. And sev-
eral sessions have lasted past the supper
hour as compared with the usual "about five
The opening guns in the coming governor's
race are being loaded and primed, and the
loudest banging of breech blocks comes from
over Tampa way, where they are grooming
Pat Whitaker. We expect a louder noise
when their big gun back-fires.-Highlands
J Anybody who is ableto figure out what. is
going to' happen in Europe is wasting his
time. He could walk into a race track with
two bucks and walk out with first and sec-
ond mortgages on the plant. Cincinnati
"Dog days" begin July 3 and continue for
40 days, until August 11. This period is sup-
posed to encompass the hottest days of the
year, but if they're any hotter than the hot
days we've been having-woe unto us!
In some ways the modern man is very
similar to the primitive man. If his women
folk talk too much, he goes to his club, while
his ancestor just reached for it.-Montreal
The wise business man advertises and
keeps his stock turning over--the business,
man who doesn't advertise merely dusts off
the same goods day after day.
If the St. Johns rivei flows north, why
does the North river flow south?-Florida
Times-Union. That's your question, brother,
you answer it.
This rainy weather the past two weeks
has been playing havoc with our fishing. We
have been forced to stay in the shop and
work, much against our will.
The death toll this Fourth of July won't
be as big as last year, due to the fact that
it will be a one-day affair instead of a three-
The opposition to the great paperhanger
has about decided that a map of Europe in
one color would be monotonous. Boston
Take the newspaper and the chamber of
commerce out of a town and it would be as
(lead as a door nail.
When a woman goes on a diet, it is gener-
ally her husband who reduces.
Too Late to Classify:
SBy RUSSELL KAY
Well, folks, after drlvin' 1200
miles and standing' around for
hours getting' my credentials and
press badge fixed up and figurin'
I'm all- set to take in the whole
four-day show, along comes Old
Mama Nature and slaps me down
with a'mesx of tonsilitis thatruns
my temperature up to 103 before
I even know what's wrong with
.. Btt-; you"dotn't care about my
hard 'ludk,' so I'll describe what I
can remember of that eventful
first day of the National Town.
send Convention, which is all I
got to see. It opened, you know,
on Thursday, but all day Tuesday
and Wednesday the Townsendites
came by special trains, by buses,
in gigantic motorcades, one being
over 12 miles long which started
in Colorado. Some even hitch-
hikedi and from as distant points
as Washington and California.
In spite of the fact the Cadle
auditorium has a seating capacity
of 12,000, long before the opening
hour of the convention the place
was packed and over 2000 re-
mained outside the doors, unable
to gain admission.
The popularity of Doctor Town-
send was evidenced when, early
on the program, he appeared for
a word of greeting. The audience
went wild, everyone in the great
auditorium rising to their feet to
scream a welcome. Later, during
his talk, when he offered to step
down and make way for any other
leader that Townsendites might
feel was better qualified than him-
self, the response was a thunder-
Into every congressional district
where senators or congressmen
failed to vote for the Townsend
bill, will be sent "Townsend Trail
Blazers" whose task it will be to
organize the territory so as to not
only insure defeat of the offend-
ing officeholder, but mean the cer-
tain election of his opponent.
Florida was well represented,
with several hundred delegates
from all sections, wnile her politi-
cal contingent was on a par with
those of most other states.
Highlights of the opening day
that linger in my fevered memory
are: Polly Rose tramping down
the aisle with a flag, Jerry Car-
ter and Burton Schoepf working
themselves into a foam as mem-
bers of the resolutions committee;
Raymond and Mrs. Sheldon roam-
ing around the hotel lobby-with-
out a gun; Ross Allen showing
movies to the old folks; pretty
girls passing "Florida 1940"' rib-
bons and badges; Pat Cannon tak.
ing a bow;. George Scofield, just
among 'em looking' the situation
over, and many others.
The convention was a "hot"
in more respects than one. The
Indiana sun burned down all four
days and the delegates were
wrapped in a blanket of humidity
which made breathing a labor of
the finest magnitude. Believe me,
it will be a pleasure for us Flor-
idians to get back to our good old
"air conditioned" Florida.
The temperature these strepto-
coccus germs gave me was noth-
ing compared to the temperature
given to the convention by'a few
insurgents who wanted to throw
the Doctor out on his, ear and take
over control. The revolters issued
a statement condemning the "seiz-
ure" by Dr. Townsend and his son
Robert of perpetual control of the
cause and threatening the forma-
tion of an "independent" old age
pension organization. The regu-
lars answered this threat by
adopting a resolution providing
for the assumption of leadership
by son Robert in the event Dr.
Townsend :should' for any reason
be unable to serve.
At the close of the meeting,
12,000 men and women returned
to their homes in every part of
the nation. These folks are filled
with a fervent desire to make new
converts to their creed. In their
homes will be millions of folks,
waiting for their reports and
ready to respond with action.
Those politicians who have used
the "movement" for a bandwagon
upon which to riae into office are
in for a hot time themselves when
they come up for re-ejection. At
the same time the "faithful" will
receive their reward-and that in-
cludes the entire Florida congres-
sional delegation: Representatives
Cannon, Green, Hendricks and
Peterson in the house and Sena-
tors Pepper and Andrews in the
Jacksonville leaders of the
Townsend movement have under
way a move petitioning William
C. Hodges of Tallahassee to run
for governor. They say he is one
of the few senators during the
last session who made a sincere
effort to aid them.
These petitions will be gener-
ally circulated and it is expected
that the Townsend vote. Florida's
most powerful political factor,
will line up for Hodges as a re-
WHAT DOES IT GET ME?
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1939
I JN 3
The following bills against, the
city of Port St. Joe were ap-
proved at the meeting of the city
commissioners Tuesday night and
M. P. Tomlinson ........$.150.00
roy Jones ...... ....... 100.00
O. Freeman .......... 110.00
X B. Dykes .. ......... 60.00
D! G. McPherson ........ 24.00
B.\W. Eells .............. 10.00
B. A. Pridgeon ........... 10.00
St. Joe Motor Co. ....... 21.70
St. Joe Texaco Station .. 56.80
Charles Lewis ............ 14.50
City Port St. Joe ........ 13.35
Dr. A. L. Ward .......... 3.00
Florida Power Corp. ..... 75.62
The Star ................. 11.50
St. Joe Motor Co. ........ 103.40
St. Joe Sentinel ........ 4.00
St Joseph Telephone Co... 12.00
W D. Dare .............. 7.13
St. Joe Texaco Station .. 148.48
St. Joe Motor Co'. ....... 67.39
Florida. Gravel .Co. ...... 96.55
C. W. Horton .......... 29.84
City Treasurer: ;.. ...- .. 54.63
F. M. Rowan, agt. ...... 107.11
C,. H. Collins .:' .... 92.22
B. A. Pridg'eon .......... 22.00
,City Service Garage ..... 55.90
Apalachicola State Bank.. 12.00
Fla. Nat. Bank Jacks'ville 2895.44
Tolt i ......... ... .... $4560.16
Water and Sewer Fund
pan. Mch. & Sup. Co. ...$ 16.80
H & B W Drew Co. ...... 1.23
Motor Parts ............. 3.60
Florida Power Corp. ... 152.33
Hodges .Lumber Co. ..... 31.79.
Gulf Oil Corp............. 37.06
W. D. Dare ...........-... 26.50
Gulf Hardware Co. ......109.33
Cameron & Barkly Co .. 57.21
City Treasurer .......... 62.74
City Service Garage ...... 2.50'
Hodges Lumber Co ...... .17.93
B. A. Cogsdill & Bros. ... .,11,00.
Fla. Nat. Bank Jacks'ville. 4000.00
Total ................. $4530.02
JACK SANFORD INJURED
WHEN STRUCK BY CAR
Jack Sanford, 5, son of John
.Safiford, was struck by an auto-
mobile driven by "Shorty" Hen-
derson Tuesday evening about 7,
o'clock while playing in front of"
the. home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Lane on Fourth street.
The headlight struck the child
and the glass cut him about the
head. He fell in front of the car
but the wheels did not pass over
his body. It has not yet been de-
termined if the tot suffered in-
According to Henderson, the ac-
cident was unavoidable, as he was
driving slowly and the boy ran di-
rectly in front of the car.
.Sponges are planted artificially
by attaching fertile clippings of
mature sponges to small concrete
discs that are placed on the floor
of the sea and left to grow. Time
and nature do the rest.
Maxie Gem Brown, little daugh- Mrs. R. H. Hinson and little
PERS N ALS ter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, daughter returned Sunday from
P S returned Saturday after a week's Climax, Ga., where they visited
visit with Miss Erline Brown in relatives for two weeks. Mrs. Her-
Apalachicola. man Davis and son, Billy, of Cli-
The Misses Melba Nedley and max accompanied them home.
Lunnette Hammock are spending Miss Bessie Perry of Waycross, f
this week with Mrs. D. C. Smith Ga., is the guest of Edna Davis. A. R. Yarborough left Wednes-
at.her home-at Niles.. s '. day on a business trip to Charles-
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Austin of ton, W. Va.
Mr. and Mrs. T..I Horton and Apalachicola visited here Sunday.
family expect to leave tomorrow C g G* u u
for Tuscaloosa, Ala., to spend Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith and Cha ing Guest House
their vacation with relatives, daughter, Miss Marigene, and Miss MealCoo Reasonable Ratesent
tr Murnice Taunton returned to this MRS. W A. SCOTT
Mrs. E. A. Chunn of Mississippi city Sunday after .spending several 268 Chestnut Street
is the guest of her parents, Mr. days in Dawson. Ga., visiting rel- ASHEVILLE, N. C
and Mrs. P. H. Windham. atives. A, N
'Coleman Schneider' left Satur.
day for Camp Lacoochee, Ga.
The first time you try Winter-
smith's 'Tonic,' you'll' probably want
to test it-so you'll buy the small
size. But after you know Win-
tersmith's, remember that you get-
more for your money when you
use the Mammoth Size. The 50-.
cent size contains 10 doses-the
$1.00 size contains 24. That's prac-
tically tt- same, thing as getting
four fu!i doses free.
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DR. J. C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
SSundays By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
Glasses fitted when needed
Made In Our Own Laboratory
All Work Unconditionally
Office Hours: 9a. m. to 6 p. m.
DR. G. T. NEWBERRY
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
COME IN TODAYAN
EQUIP YOUR CAR, WITH THE
VALUE SENSATION OF 1939!
OF THE YEAR f. ".
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
The Above Items Can Be Secured
On a Few Hours' Notice
St. Joe Texaco Service Station
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THE'S-Ah, PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FL-OR16A
FRIDAYi JUNE 30, igW4
Mr. and Mrs: J. C. Bradbury
spent part of last week in Bruns-
wick, Ga., guests of Mrs. B.. P.
G. P. Wood returned Wednesday
from a several days' business trip.
SEvery now and then
Swe strike a value that
is so outstanding we
can't resist telling
S everyone. about it,
Read why this new
T Goodrich Stan4ard
Tire i-ow "p-ck"
A UTTLE MORE
St. Joe I
GOVERNMENT TO BEGIN Shirley Temple Mrs. Lovell Yerkes, who has Miss Shirley Lewis of Nashville,
FIGHT UPON DOG FLY been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Tenn., returned last week after
SUIs Back Again! Basil Kenney, Sr.. for the past spending several days here with
(Continued from Page 1) week, will leave tomorrow for her her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B.
failed in the senate but the con- -home in Birmingham. Lewis.
ference, in ironing out the differ- Shirley Temple is just a little
ences between the two legislative girl again in "Susannah of the
bodies, placed it back in the bill. Mounties," which comes to the
Dr. Lee Strong, chief of the bu- Port theater Thursday and Friday, __ ____
reau of entomology and plant July 6 and 7. She is, specifically, Advertise in the
quarantine, has assured Congress, a little girl whom hostile Indians Advertise in the
man Caldwell that immediately at- overlooked when they destroyed a ST. JO E SH O PPER
ter July 1 a scientist would be as- wagon train-a very frightened
signed to the task of gathering child found and taken in care by the latest addition to the newspaper ranks
data which it is hoped will enable the Northwest Mounted Police. of Gulf County. Published every
those areas affected to undertakeI Randolph Scott plays the Moun- Wednesday by the Smith Printing Company
a campaign of effective eradica- tie who finds her andJ. Farrelld distributed free teveryhome in the
tion. MacDonald, orderly, looks after d distributed free to every home in the
The dog fly is particularly vi- her while the officers are out Port St. Joe trading area. For fur-
cious in Gulf county during late chasing Indians. Margaret Lock- their details, Phone 51.
summer and it will indeed be of wood is the young woman the offi-
] great benefit should the. federal I cer falls- in .love with, and Victor Com piete Coverage
'study of its habits reveal ways Jory Is the bad Indian. who gets
and means to eradicate the pest. the good Indians into trouble.
___ .__ Although there is considerable
Harold Smith of Dothan, Ala., killing and quite a lot of plotting,
spent Monday and Tuesday here scheming, fighting and so on, hav- --------- ----------
with his mother, Mrs. D. B. Smith. Ing to do, not to seriously, with .
the building of the Canadian Pa- WE UM UL, l Ji
Mrs. Omar Branch and Mrs. cific railroad, all that goes. on is :
George Hudson and small daugh- treated with the juvenile audience CALL US FOR LIGHT AND HEAVY HAULING ;
ter, Shirley, spent Monday in primarily In mind. ,
Carrabele spy Shirley doesn't sing, and her WE HAVE GOOD: CLEAN BUILDING. SAND FOR SALE
dancing consists of teaching tall Propt and Efficient Service Always
Mr. Scott the waltz, a quietly .
CLASSIFIED ADS amusingepisode. She smokes an CH R T 0
CLASSIFIED ADS I Indian pipe of peace twice, and it
makes her Ill both times. For the
FOR RENT !rest, her performance is of the PHONE S0 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
simple sort that made her famous ----
UNFURNISHED 9 by 18-foot cab- in the f rst place.
ins;, cel:ed overhead and sides; the first place.
good water; $6 month. Apply St.
Joe Lumber Co. 12121tf- Dick Rainer of Union Springs,
ROOMS FOR RENT Ala. was aweek-end visitor at REDDY K
Beacon Hill last week.
IF YOU have a room for rent, *Tirl tri rv
why not place a classified adver- Miss Amelia Schneider is visit- our Tireless Electrical Servant Says:
'isement in The Star. The cost is ing in New Orleans with Miss
'.ow and returns are gratifying.. ing Frances Dufus
Try it today, tfHelen Frances Dufus.
.oCark WEDNESDAY, JULY 5
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FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1939,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA