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DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's Fast-
est Growing Little City. In
the Heart of the Pine Belt.
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VOLUME I PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 19, 1937 NUMBER 4
NAVAL STORES OPERATORS WILCOX TO SEEK CLAUDEW POLICY
RED CROSS ROLL 'ARE HELD TO BE FARMERS TELEPHONE LIN PEPPER'S SENATORIAL TOGA NEW I
CALL TO OPEl
IN GULF MONDAY
CHAIRMAN POINTS OUT THA
HALF OF MEMBERSHIP
FEES REMAIN HERE
The annual meeting of the Re
Cross was held last Friday night
at the city hall for the purpose c
electing new officers for the con
ing year and to discuss the driv
for this year, which begins Mon
day in Gulf county. Robert Be
lows, chairman, presided at th
-- Officers for the ensuing yea
were elected as follows: Chair
man, J. H. Kelley, Wewahitchka
secretary, Mrs. John Griffin, We
wahitchka; treasurer, Mrs. Rober
Tapper, Port St. Joe; chairman o
health committee, Miss Enid Mat
thison, Port St. Joe; and execu
tive committee, Dr. Meriweather
and Dave Gaskin of Wewahitchka
Dr. Bartee, B. H. Kelly and C. G
Costin, Port St. Joe.
Gulf county is expected to "gi
over the top" with a record re
sponse, according to Chairmai
Kelley. "While we do not anticipate
any disaster for this section, wi
do want to be considered in good
standing with national headquar
terms said Kelley.
Fifty .cents of every dollar, col
-lected' for membership dues in
Gulf -county will remain: in the 'io
cal organization -for -emergence
u' ... aeprdisg.4oB-eusl.qzm .IS~iw
ever," explained the dnve chair
man,. "our benefits :from the na
Itional Red Cross, should we need
them, are not proportioned accord
ing to local contributions. The Red
Cross is a philanthropic organisa
tion and gives aid where and when
Seals Will Go On
Sale Here Soon
MRS. B. W. EELLS IS REAP
POINTED AS CHAIRMAN
FOR GULF COUNTY
Mrs. B. W. Eells of Port St. Joe
has been reappointed as Christ-
mas Seal chairman for Gulf coun-
ty. it was learned here yesterday.
The announcement was made by
Dr William C. Blake, president of
the Florida Tuberculosis and
Health- association, and was re-
-eased from the state office at
Jacksonville. Mrs. Eells is prom-
inent in health and club work in
The sale of seals opens on'
Thanksgiving Day and continues
until Christmas. The funds from
the sale of the penny health stick-
er are used for tuberculosis work
in Gulf county and Florida.
Letters containing two sheets of
seals will be sent to residents of
Gulf county by Mrs. Eells at
Thanksgiving time. Two sheets of
seals at $1 each are being en-
closed this year because of the
need for seeking out early cases
when chances of recovery are
greater, Mrs Eells. said.
The sale is sponsored in Florida
by. the Florida Tuberculosis and
Health association and its affili-
Know the truth! Tuberculosis is
the leading cause of death among
young people 15 to 45 years of
age. Christmas Seals are fighting
to remedy this serious situation.
Federal Judge Bascom S. Dea
ver Tuesday held naval stores op
erators are "turpentine farmers'
and not subject to payroll taxes
under the social security act. Thi
T judge reached his decision i
Thomasville, Ga., where he ii
holding regular session of division
court this week.
d Judge Deaver granted souti
it Georgia naval stores operators ar
3f injunction restraining and enjoin
ing the collector of internal reve
nue from the collection of payroll:
States under the act, which became
- effective last January 1.
The government had contended
the makers of turpentine are in
dustrialists, not agriculturalists
rand are therefore subject to the
SBrother of Local
Man Is Called
. Silas H. Stone Dies In Blounts-
town; Former Tax As:essor
o Of Gulf County
SSilas H. Stone, prominent land-
e owner and farmer, died last week
e in Blountstown at the age of 64.
SDeath was attributed to a weak
Mr. Stone was born and reared
Sin Calhoun county and for the past
n few years had been operating his
farm near Blountstown. Years ago
She was erected tx collector of
SClhoun county, before its. di
visionr,,and when Gulf county was
created he moved to Wewahitchlka
Sand was elected tax assessor, an
office he held until a few years
He is survived by his widow; a
Brother, T. H. Stone of this city;
a daughter, Mrs. M. J. Daffin of
Panama City, and a son, Jop B.
Stone of Blountatown, besides a
number of other relatives.
In Port St Joe
POSTMASTER DRAKE URGES
ALL UNEMPLOYED TO RE-
TURN CARbS QUICKLY
At every home in Port St. Joe
and vicinity Tuesday an.. unem-
ployment report card was left. The
majority of them probably will be
thrown away, because most of the
people hereabouts have jobs, and
this census does not concern them.
Unfortunately, however, there:
are some who will be eligible to
fill them out, and that is the pur-
pose of the census, to determine
just how many people do not have
regular empolyment so that steps
may be taken to aid them.
These cards are to be returned
to the postoffice by Saturday
night, reports Postmaster H. A.
Drake, and persons without em-
ployment or who are only partly
employed are the ones who should
answer the 14 questions on the re-
Postmaster Drake, who is di-
recting the census here, wants
those persons to fill in the cards
and return them by Saturday so
that he may get his report in to
Washington. Anyone not under-
standing just what to do may
come to the postoffice for infor-
mation and anyone wanting one of
(Continued on page 8)
n LOCAL COMPANY TO SPEND
s $15,0'0 IN EXTENDING
J. L. Sharit, manager of the St.
- Joseph Telephone & Telegraph
Company, announced yesterday
l that the company will spend be-
e tween $12,500 and $15,000 on con-
struction of a three-circuit line to
.Panama City, connecting with the
lines of the Southern Bell Tele-
phone and Telegraph Company.
Connection with the Southern
Bell line will be made at Red Fish
point and that company will lay a
cable across St. Andrews Bay to
"We expect to have this line
completed by January I," said Mr.
Sharit, "and we will also construct
one of the most modern exchanges
in West Florida. This is to be lo-
cated. in the new bank building,
which will be air-conditioned ald
up-to-date in every respect. The
new exchange will do away with
the present hana-cranked phones
and will be similar to those in
cities of 20,000 to 30,000 popula-
At present, phone service be-
tween Port St. Joe and Panama
City is relayed through River
Junction and Tallahassee. The
new line will afford speedy serv-
ice between the two cities, Mr.
Sharit .said. .. .. .
Sherman Amusement Co. To Bring
Ten Rides and Other
American Legion Post 61 of
Gulf county is sponsoring a cele-
bration in this city during the
week of November 22 to 27, inclu-
sive, for 'the purpose of raising
funds to be used for spreading
cheer to the needy of this section
during the forthcoming Yule sea-
This attraction, which will be
staged at the ball park, will fea-
ture ten rides, such as a merry-
go-round, ferris wheel, chairplane,
mix-up, several kiddie rides and-
others, belonging to the Sherman t
Next Friday will be "Children's f
Day," during which all children
will be admitted to the grounds b
and allowed to ride everything at u
half price. I
NEW GAME ASSOCIATION
ADOPTS CHARTER, BY-LAWS t:
The Florida Fish and Game As- h
sociation, a new organization de- h
signed to conserve the state's wild a
life, adopted' a charter and by-laws ri
at Lakeland this week.The associ-
ation, as the name implies, will a
concern itself with the preserva- tl
tion and protection of all wild ti
ROCHE IN HOSPITAL C
W. C. Roche, proprietor of the oj
Roche Community Store, this week th
was taken to a Panama City hos- tc
pital suffering from double pneu- vi
Out next week-a brand new or
model. .. The 1937 Christ- tc
On the eve ol his return to
Washington for the special ses-
sion of congress, Mark Wilcox of
West Palm Beach, congressman
front the fourth congressional dis-
trict, announced his intention to
become a candidate for the United
States senate, and he will oppose
Senator Claude Pepper in the
primaries next May.
Wilcox stated he would seek a
senate seat principally on his
record in congress. In a recent
statewide speaking tour, Wilcox
was open with his criticism of
certain "New Deal" measures, par-
ticularly the wage and hour bill.
Local Lions Hear
Talk On St Joe
T. H. Stone Is Guest Speaker At
Tuesday Night Meeting of
At the regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Lions club, held Tues-
day evening at the Black Cat
Cafe, the 13 members present
heard T. H, Stone, guest speaker,
talk on "Port St. Joe, It's Past,
Present and Future."
Following Mr. Stone's 15-minute
talk, the Lions discussed further
plans for raising funds for Christ-
mas work in providing cheer for
underprivileged children. A plan
for giving away merchandise has
been worked out and tickets will
be sold, each member agreeing to'
dispose of 10 tickets, "and. schooL
children will also' be drafted In
the work, receiving a percentage
of the proceeds for their school
Although there were 13 mem-
bers present, and the meeting was
held at the Black Cat, no one
seems to have met with any dis-
aster since the session.
Sad Word Given
HOME SOCIETY HAVE
HAD BUT FEW
"Unwanted" is a sad word for
Anybody to contemplate, but is
particularly unfortunate and pa-
hetic when it relates to a little
helpless, homeless, penniless and
Fortunately out of thousands of I
homeless children that have come
inder the care of the Children's f
lome Society of Florida, there i
iave been very few of these un- r
wanted children. Even children
hat have been totally deaf, to- f
totally blind, or badly crippled t
ave all been placed in good f
homes with big-hearted people who s
re giving them love, care and a
eal chance to make good. g
There are several children, boys f
nd girls, now under the care of h
ie Home Society, who up to this n
me must be classed as "un- e
'anted," for no family has been c
killing to take them, but Marcus p
, "Daddy" Fagg, superintendent s
f the society, is earnestly hoping w
iat these children will not need d
remain on the "unwanted" list p
ery much longer and that some g
ne families who desire to per- y
irm a real service will give one w
r more of these children a chance w
Sbe loved and cared for as every
(Continued on page 8)
COUNTIES MUST SECURE OWN
The board of commissioners of
Gulf county this week received
official notice that in the future
the state road department will not
lend its name to this county in
any condemnation suit for the
purpose of acquiring rights-of-
way. This responsibility will be
left solely with the county com-
missioners, who must acquire
them and turn them over to the;
road department. Costs. of con-
demnation suits must also be paid
by the county.
The notice of the road depart-
ment's new policy was sent by
Chairman Arthur B. Hale.
"There has been a serious let-
down in the last few years in the
attitude of the counties in co-op-
erating and working out their
problems with the state road de-
partment," stated Hale.
"The department has had a
great deal of trouble due to the
fact that the counties are more
and more relying on-the depart-,
ment in. securing rights-of-way,
and some counties are absolutely
failing to co-operate' or to carry
out their agreements pertaining to
"In the future, the state road
department will, not lend its name
o -.ayr county iic.aapj. .conmemna
tion suit for the purpose of ac-
qulring rights-of-way. This respon-
sibility will be left solely with the
Counties also will be required,
he said, to furnish rights-of-way
title bonds to protect the depart-
ment "from any errors by virtue
of faulty title or description."
Local Nimrods Oiling Up Guns In
Preparation For Big Time;
Many Licenses Sold
The hunting season opens to,
morrow, and local nimrods are on
their toes, all set to go. Horace
Soule of the St. Joe Hardware Co.
reports that a great number of li-
censes have been sold and that he
expects to hear a barrage tomor-
row that will sound like days In.
France to war veterans.
While practically all hunters are
familiar with the" game laws,
nevertheless we present a brief
Buck deer (only) may be taken
rom November 20 to December 1;
bag limit is one per day, and two
or the season. There is no open
eason on does.
Regulations on, migratory game
:irds, including Florida duck, are'
ixed by federal regulations. Duck
hunterss are reminded that they
aust have on their person a fed-
ral migratory bird stamp, which
an be purchased at the local
ostoffice. The dollar fee for the
tamp is used for conservation
'ork looking to the creation of
uck breeding grounds. The duck
population has been dropping with
great rapidity during the past ten
ears and it is hoped that the
'ork being done with these funds
rill stop the decline.
Game lawfully taken may be
(Continued on page 8)
W. S. SMITH, 'Editor and Publisher
Issued every Friday at Port St. Joe, Florida,
from The Star Building
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Subscription. Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year ......$2.00 Six Months ....$1.25
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The The spoken word barely, asserts; the
printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word re-"
THIS SALES TAX BUSINESS'
The editor went over into Alabama- re-
cently and came back with a pocketful of
"Bibb coins"-for which we have no more
use than we would for another neck.- And
yet at every session of the Florida legisla-
ture in recent years, the matter of imposing
a sales tax in this state comes up.
Every time you spend a nickel you pay a.
one-mill tax, and in our neighboring state
"give me change for a penny" is no longer-
a joke, for when you lay down your five-
cent piece you must also put down a penny
if you haven't been in the state long enough
to gather, in, some "tokens," and you-get
nine aluninumn disks with holes in the middle
-"Chinese money," we called it.
.We inquired of several merchants what
they thought of'*the.tax, and the majority of
the replies received were not fit to print.
However, we gathered that when the tax
first became effective they endeavored to
keep their books straight, allotting that part
of the sales belonging to them and. the part
which was to go to the state. But they soon
fund that this would land them in tte An-
sane asylum if kept up, and so, when the tax
collector came around they paid him what-
ever he demanded and if there was a loss,
just put it down to "overhead." -Now most
of them have expensive, cash registers that
keep the sales and the tax separate.
We were figuring on buying a newspaper
in Alabama before we located in Port St. Joe,
and we're sure glad we didn't, because as it
is, we have to count the change twice when
we make change, for a dollar, and if we had
to figure it down to mills we'd soon land in
a padded. cell at Chattahoochee."
-Maybe the residents of Alabama have got-
ten' used to the "Bibb coins," but to us and
a lot of other persons Alabama is not a de-
sirable state in which to reside.
:One merchant had a sign in his window
(sing it to the tune of "-'My Darling Nellie
S"Oh, my darling Bibbsy Graves, you have
tokened us away."'
And we'd like to suggest to our readers
that, when the. question of a sales tax for
Florida comes up again-and it will-that
they take a jaunt over into Alabama and
then express their opinion to their particular
representative in the legislature.
SThe average man has carefully stored in
his memory an assortment of prefabricated
excuses and alibis from which he can quickly
select one to fit almost any exigency which
-may arise.-St. Louis Star-Times.
A writer in the Baltimore Sun devotes
considerable space to proving that the egg
Cai before the hen, but never does say
where the egg came from.-Macon Tele-
Lumbermen, like other industrialists, are
turning their eyes south.-Florida Times-
Union. And paper manufacturers, too.
:Life itself is the only real wealth. Money
isi;valuable only as .it contributes to the abun-
dtnce of life.
THESE HERE NOW BANK NIGHTS
"Bank night" at the St. Joe theater gener-
ally draws a big crowd, speciallyy when the
"kitty" passes the $100 mark. The idea of
these drawings may have the tinge of a lot-
tery, but it certainly does no one any harm.
Patrons of the theater on bank night see the-
regular picture program at no increased cost
and, in addition, have the opportunity to win
the bank night award. It is one of those
things that is operated above the surface,
gives value for the money spent in the pur-
chase of a ticket and, for that reason, is
easy to shoot at. It is not in the class of
other lotteries where only the chance to *.:in
is the lure held out to patrons.
Regardless of how some people look at
the matter-and we have heard a number of
opinions--the majority of the residents of
Port St. Joe have given their approval to the
idea by being present on the night of the
drawing, hoping to be the lucky recipient
of the award.
A microscopic examination of the Florida
-law might result in the plan getting legal
disapproval, but it is so fair and above-board
that we believe no court would turn "thumbs
down" on it. If we do nothing more offen-
sive to the law than patronize the theater on
bank night, there is no reason why we should
lose the title- of law-abiding people. Let's not
belittle an enterprise helping to build Port
St. Joe and providing clean and wholesome
amusement,.by casting an insinuation that it
is offering something that makes us live in
a world of sin and sorrow.
IT PAYS TO 'CHECK UP'
An old negro we used to know-he's dead
now-an honest, honorable, hard-working
darkey, had had a pretty hard time all his
life. About ten years ago the old man had
a streak of luck and came out with-$800 above
his debts and expenses. He placed the money'
in the bank and was given a check book.
For some time checks came in, but finally
stopped after a few years, and a balance of
$300 remained to his credit.
One day the cashier of the bank entered
a store and heard the old man complaining
about the hard time he was. having-heard
him say he could not get-enough money to
buy food and his clothes were becoming tat-
The .bank executive asked him why he
went about complaining as he did when he
had money in the bank. Looking at him per-
plexed, the old negro said: "Who, me got
money in de bank? Yo' sho'ly mus' be mis-
took." Assured that he had $300 or more
in the bank to his credit, the banker asked
again, "Why don't you use it to buy what
you need?" The old man replied: "Yo' see,
when I puts that money in de bank dey give
me a check book and I done used up all.de
checks, so I figured that was all de money I
had. Shucks, ef'n I had knowed I had all
dat money I would'n been going' hongry an'
ragged de las' fo' years."
And so it is, oftentimes, men find them-
selves in the dumps, hopeless and -ditscour-
aged when, if they would but check up on
their condition, they would find their lot is
not near as bad as they thought. They may
not have money in the bank, as the old darkey
did, but they have values beyond compare,
"possessions that thieves can not break in
The song of the hammer and saw is abroad
in the land.--Florida Times-Union. Particu-
larly in Port St. Joe-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little city.
Texas paper says a bunch of girls in the
Lone Star state are forming an anti-kissing
club. Impossible! Unnatural! Preposterous !
-Florida Times-Union. And damnable !
Hint to businessmen: Buy from your fel-
low businessman and keep your dollars in
Port St. Joe where you can get another crack
SBy The Other Fellow
Several weeks' ago I was priv-
ileged to examine an expurgated
edition of the Bible, issued several
years ag3 by the National Sunday
School Union, in which, according
to a brief introductory, "all refer-
once to sexual matters and inci-
dents connected with illicit rela-
tions has been omitted."
The story of Potiphar's wife and
Joseph was toned down until it
would not even furnish a plot for
a modern day movie. .And
when they got to Sampson, the or-
iL'inhl Sandow. all reference to the
type of women with whom he as-
sociated has been eliminated.
No action was taken in the case
of Abraham and that event where-
in he and Sara became so friendly
nor was anything done about ex-
purgating any of the extra wives
of Solomon. ... Apparently
just a few of the old rakes of the
period are given the benefit of the
charity'of the modern moulders of
religious thought. If Mrs.
Potiphar is to be rolled up in in-
nocence and Jacob is to have his
honors as a Don Juan stripped
from him, and Sampson's question-
able female associates are to be
dismissed with such ease, why
weren't the records of some of the
other boys and girls of the period
soft-soaped? Many of them needed
it as badly as those upon whom
the beneficience of the revisers
It would seem to me-just as an
ordinary layman lookingg -in"-
that if the Bible is the Word of
God, it should not De subjected to
tampering. If there were rough-
necks among the men of those
days and scarlet vWomr-en among
the females, as undoubtedly there
were because human nature does
not change, why sponge, them out
of the book? It at least makes the
biblical characters more human:
If any society that comes along
can take from the Bible, why may
others not put, a few things in,
and. as timnr wears 'on, just how
will future generations know what
to consider "inspired" and what to
accept as the work of busybodies
too squeamish to face facts they
do not particularly approve of? If
we- are going to dehumanize thp
characters who exhibited some
characteristics that modernists
would call "red-blooded," some-
body may come along and attempt
to pull some of the halos from
those saintly persons who meet
with the approval of the modern
In my opinion, it is dangerous
business to monkey with the
Do you know that America has
6 per cent of the -world's popula-
tion; 7 per cent -of;'-the 'world's
land; 25 per cent of th'l world's
wheat production; 40 per cent bf
the world's railroad's; 40 -er ce6nt
of the world's iron and steel;' 60
per cent of the world's cotton
production; 66 per cent of the
world's oil production; 75 per cent
of the world's corn production; 85
per cent of the world's automo-
biles; 85 per cent of the world's
lumber production; lord knows
how much of the world's gold-
and an absolute corner on acci-
And here comes contributor No.
2 to the Stardust col'mn-Mary
Donate-and while her poem is a
bit belated, still, it is good and
carries a thought we should all
stop and consider.
A Prayer For Armistice Day
Dear God hear our prayers for
On this Armistice Day;
Americala guns are silent--
And drivers glare, and coppers
But wifie doesn't give a care.'
Soon to the crowded Loop we
And they get theirs and I get
e And then she .
3 around right c
.erehwyna tsoin ssorca skcab ,dnA
Of course I go to court next day,
But first: -
-J. P. McEvoy.
A Scotchman was looking over
one of the latest models of auto-
mobiles, but all the salesman's
eloquence failed to bring him to
the point of buying.
"Look here, sir," the salesman
finally said, "to prove what a
good.car this is, I'll throw in the
"I'll tak' it," said the Scot tri-
umphantly. "I knew if I held oot
long enow I'd get something for
If I was'U
And U was I
I would O U
What U 0 I.
But U are U
And I am I
Your I O U
Means U O I.
-Philo, in Timres-Union.
A SURE THING
A flapper school girl was won-
dering what she would do after
supper. Finally .shie sai:l to. her-
self: "I'll throw up a oin. If it
falls heads up Ill go to a movie.
If it falls tails up I'll go motor-
ing. If it stands on ed To I'll stay
home and study."
The railroads of Germany carry
more passengers than those of any
other country in the world.
November 19, 1937
Please, God,- oh 'let them stay!
For we know the pangs of parting,
The sorrow caused-by.-death,
We' know our disabled soldiers
Are marks the war has left.
We implore Thee to give us peace,
Keep our hearts strong and
Let the whole world learn a lesson
From the "Unknown Soldier's"
-Mary Donato, Apalachicola.
.This is old but it more
than likely is new to a lot of us:
When wife drives my little bus
She throws the gears in something
BLAM! BANGO! BRRRRRR!
We crowhop then across the street
And amputate a copper's feet,
And what HE says is something
"Oh, have a care," I say to her;
She shifts the gears KERBANGO!
And tries for third, but slides in
And runs in that a mile or so.
At last in 'third the motor rolls-
And peaceful peds cilmb up poles.
The children see us run amuck
And get away-if they have luck,
While horses, mules and dogs and
Disperse unto their sundry flats.
TH 'STAR PAG. T .. .
UMBRE-LLA. DRAWS STROKt
A'' peasant sweetheartat .conple,
Johhnn :Qbraziide1' "'ad" ""Minka
Zivkboitch,' were killedd: ata Zagrb;,
Yugoslavia,.. by' tightnin, wrich.
struck the .metali. point of an un-
brella: ..which Obradzuder h ad
raised against .a heavy 'rans'torm.
" Hotel -
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.CROP LOANS MAY
COUNTY SUPERVISOR AND HI'S
COMMITTEE D TERMINE' :
SAccording to an announcement
received yesterday from Congress,
man Millard Caldwell, the admin-
istration can now 'make farm
loans to buy tools, teams, feed,
seed, etc. These loans are made
to farmers who cannot get credit
from 'any other agency and who
have the character recommenda-'
tions which make them eligible
The local county farm security su-
pervisor and his committee deter-
mine those eligible for loans.
The administration can also ac-
cept applications for help in ad-
justing farmers' debts. This work
has just recently became the
special province of the county su-
pervisor and the farm debt ad-
justment committee. Formerly it
was handled by the farm debt ad-
justment supervisor and commit-
tee. This task of serving as ad-
viser and -arbitrator between
creditor and farmer has accom-
plished much'in preventing fore-
closure and helping farmers work
out terms. which they can meet.
Red Cross Dollar
Is: An Investment
ORGANIZATION GIVES AID TO
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
Between July 1, 1936, and June
30, 1937, the Red Cross rescued,
clothed, housed, fed and gave med-
ical, nursing and rehabilitation aid
to 1,135,000 persons afflicted by 70
floods, storms and other disasters
in the continental United States.
Dujing the same period, Red
Cross chapters with civilian home
service programs aided 145,000
farmiuc. affected by economic and
other forms of distress.
SIn q93i6-37, Red Cross family ser-
vice.' and-. assistance in securing
state and. federal benefits, was ex-
tended tb .:25,000 war veterans or
their, families -through the co-oper-
ative efforts of chapter home serv-
ice sections and the liaison rep-
resentatives of the national Red
Cross. In the past five years the
Red Cross has aided an average
of 335,000 veterans or their fam-
ilies per year. Also during:'the last
fiscal year chapters, field-direc-
tors and hospital social.workers
extended assistance and medical
social service to 34,000 men of the
army, navy, marine corps and
coast guard and their families.
In 1936-37, the cimppaign against
injury and death in the water, on
the highways, in factories, on
farms and in the home, n ent for-
ward with the training of 80,000
new life savers and .220,000 new
first aiders; 1,600 highway first
'aid stations now are in operation
and 704 mobile first aid units.
These are the things your Red
Cross membership dollar buys.
Can you think of a better way to
spend a dollar?
Weather observers reported a
gust of wind blew 231 miles an
hour :at the top of Mount Wash-
ington, N. M., at 1:21 p. m., April
SHIRLEY TEMPLE AND VICTOR
AMcLAGLEN STARRED IN "-
'WEE WILLIE WINKIE'
... -- .t ,
Adventure.,., as only ,Rudyard
Kipling could write"it blazes (fom
the screen in 'Wee Willie .Winkie,'
which plays Sunday'and Monday'
at the St. Joe Theater, with Shir-
ley Temple and Victor McLaglen In
Adventure--rugged as .the kilted
Highlanders holding Khyber Pass,
colorful as, India's jeweled and
brazen hues, strange, as the skirl-
ing bagpipes, on the roof of Asia-7
fills every moment of this exciting
film, the most spectacular produc-
tion in which Shirley Temple has
"Wee Willie Winkle" starts off
colorfully and excitingly in the rail-
road station at Rajpore, India,
where Shirley and her mother,
June Lang, have arrived to take
up residence at an army post
commanded by her grandfather,
C. Aubrey Smith. Before their
eyes, Khoda Khan, a fierce native
chieftain, is caught in an attempt
to smuggle guns and is arrested,
losing from around his neck a
treasured amulet, which is picked
up by Shirley.
Shirley, who has been dubbed
"Wee Willie Winkie," trying to
win the affection of her grand-
father, becomes a soldier, but this
only lands her in more trouble,
but she wins the gratitude of
Khoda Khan when she returns his
amulet. The chieftain is freed in a
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"A County Landmark"
W'EWAHITCHKA -:- FLORIDA
ME.MER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
rldi:by-the.:Pathans, and the bor- makes .one.last.desperate gestu!reP.,,
der blazes in crimson warfare,, to sayve-them and bring peace, in:
which costs, McLaglen's life. a remiarnible sequence '-hiLch:'
'"Because' 'she, fees that' bot' brings th picture. to 'a thrilling -
"Khod'a''Khan"and' -heir grandfather~lt azx.'" Be' sure itq Je6 this Vic-.
would remain at peace it they ture-it is the, beit of the year.
could, Shirley .taie a':.dbesperate ,
-step to-end the bloodshed, and sets- -Hundreds of sub species in birds
out for Khyber Pass. When the are recognized by ornithologists
Hilghlanders find she is gone they although the differences aie often
determine to rescue her or die in se fine that. one must know the
the attempt. With 'the lies' of region froxp which a:bird. came, to
those she loves at stake, Shirley make' identification certain.
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,Ns~utmbrt 1Br f9S7
The heads of all families, widows and cripples
are entitled to certain exemptions from adval-
orum taxes. However, before such exemption
can be made or allowed by the City Tax As-
sessor it will be necessary that the Tax Assessor
be advised of the description of the property
on which you wish to claim exemption.
Please notify me on or before December 1st,
1937, of the property and amount of exemption
claimed, so that such deduction can be made.
M. P. Tomlinson,
2t City Auditor and Clerk.
Society Personals dChurches
SLANETA DAVIS, Editor
A meeting was held at the club
house Monday for the purpose of
organizing an auxiliary for the
mothers, wives and sisters of the
World War veterans of Gulf
county. Post Commander Will
Gait presided at the meeting, with
Adjutant Roy Gibson acting as sec-
retary. Twenty-one were enrolled
as charter members.
Officers of the new organization
were elected as follows: Presi-
dent,, Mrs. Ruby Pridgeon; first
vice-president, Mrs. Eva Lovett;
secretary, Mrs. Zola Maddox;
treasurer, Mrs., Lovie Coburn;
chaplain, Mrs. Florazelle Connell;
sergeant-at-arms, Mrs. Lois Van
Horn; historian, Mrs. Alma Park-.
er. Mrs. Ollie Thompson of Milton
will meet with the auxiliary next
Thursday to install the new offi-
Charter members of the auxili-
ary are Mrs. Ruby Pridgeon, Mrs.
Zola Maddox, Mrs. Lovie Coburn,
Mrs. Eva Lovett, Mrs. Lois Van
or-n. Mrs Florazelle Connell,
Krs. Verna Smith, Mrs. Josie B.
Sharit, Mrs. Lula C. Bellows, Mrs.
Pattie G. Gibson, Mrs. Minnie I..
Lupton, Mrs. Callie Howell, Mrs.
Euphamia T. Roberts, Mrs. Mary
L. Lovett, Mrs. Lola P. Costin,
Mrs. Sylvia F. Schneider, Mrs. La-
neta M. Davis, Miss Ella Lovett,
all of Port St. Joe; Mrs. Alma
Parker, Mrs. Sarah G. Morgan and
Mrs. Effie T. White of Wewa-
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Swa'ts an-
nounce the birth' of a 7-pound boy
On Novemb'.r 14.
Mrs. Thom-.s E. L. Carter vis-
ited :'s: L:;:a Ca.r:c.r Saturday in
the hos~ita: at T;omasville, Ga.
The many fr:rnrs of Miss Carter
wish for her a =p:edy recovery.
Hazel Register of Panama City
was the week-end guest of her
mother, Mrs. Votie Gibson.
R. L. Bidez of Mobile, Ala., was
a business visitor in the city Tues-
J. Huber of St. Louis, Mo., was
in the city Tuesday on business.
At the Churches
Caleb Bates, Pastor
Church services 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. m., first and third Sundays.
Sunday school 10 a. m., every
W. M. S. meets Mondays, 3 p.
Next week is week of prayer
and on Tuesday the W. M. S. will
meet with Mrs. George Patton and
further plans for the program will
be made then.
Rev. Sizemore, Pastor
Church services 11 a. m. and
7:45 p. m., second Sunday.
Sunday school 10 a. m.
B. Y. P. V. 6:45 p. m.
W. M. U. 3 p. m., Mondays.
Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m., Wed-
G. A. 4 p. m. Friday' (will meet
with Carolyn Baggett next).
Is Visitor Here
Miss Jewell Presnell, field su-
pervisor of public school music for
Northwest Florida, was '.a visitor
in Port St. Joe this week in her
official capacity of building into
the public 'consciousness an in-
creased valuation of the influence
of good music in the schools.
On her visit to Port St. Joe this
week Miss Presnell found both
city and county executives in all
parts of the district most friendly,
to the movement of good music in'
the schools. She stated that in
Gulf county she was exceedingly
pleased with the programs that
are being carried out by both the
band director and public school
music director, and that they are
making splendid progress under
the conditions that exist in the
schools-that of being over-popu-
lated and other conditions that a
fast-growing town has to contend
with in its schools.
"It is most encouraging the way
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Pastor the young people of Northwest
Church services 11 a. m., fourth Florida are becoming music con-
Sunday school 10 a. m. (at the
Father Massey, Priest
Mass first and third Sundays at
10:15 a. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
10 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. mi.-i emotional.
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic
Ladies' Council meeting Tues-
Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
Mrs. W. S. Smith returned Sun-
day from the Lisenby hospital at
Panama City. She is much im-
proved, and it is hoped that she
will soon fully regain her health.
Mrs. J. Lovett, Sr., Mrs.
Emma Farr, Mi'. and Mrs. Phillip
Lovett and Miss Ella Lovett were
visitors Sunday in Apalachicola.
The Misses Elsie and Phillipa
Nedley of Apalachicola are the
guests this week of Miss Iva Mae
WITH 1 ..
Complete with hair-trim,
shampoo and set .......... $3.00 p
,,Pripes:j& ust ShoPp,
scious through the schools," said
Miss Presnell, "and especially the
school bands-Port St. Joe, Pan-
ama City, Wewahitchka, Grace-
ville, Monticello and Madison, all
have their school bands, and one
is being started at Bristol and one
The director stated that the fact
the state board of education has
approved this work should mean.
greater progress in the future.
Port St. Joe, in the school band
and other units, has a splendid.
start, she pointed out.
Dr. Nikolai Sokoloff, national
director Federal Music Project, is
expected to arrive in Florida in
January to be present at the sym-
phony concerts to be held in Jack-
sonville, Tampa and Miami, with
the possibility of organizing one
great Florida symphony orchestra
to tour the state, and possibly the
country, before the close of the
The Jacksonville symphony or-
chestra will be heard in concert
early in January, and Miss Pres-
nell, who has a delightful mezzo-
soprano voice, has been invited by
Dr. Clarence Carter Nice, state
director, F. M. P., as soloist at the
P.-T. A. MEMBERS ENJOY
PROGRAM OF MUSIC
The regular meeting of the Par-
ent-Teacher Association was held
in the high school auditorium at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon with
Mrs Robert Tapper, president, in
The meeting was called to order
and the "Lord's Play.e" was re-
peated in unison. Meeting was
then turned over to the program
committee, and as the main topic
was music, the following numbers
were rendered by the glee club
members and band: "I'll Take You
Home Again, Itathleen," by Vilura
Strauss, Adelaide Hardy, Marigepe
Smith and Alice Ruth Gibson, ac-
coirpanied at the 'piano by Mrs.
Laneta Davis. The band gave "I
Love You Truly," "Living for
Jesus" and "Madelin Waltz."
These numbers were beautifully
rendered and received great ap-
Following the music, Miss Av-
aryee Collier gave an interesting
talk on "Hobbies of Our Children."
Miss -Erline McClellan -gave.a talk
on "Books," which was greatly
enjoyed, and invited all t visit
the library that ..the high chol
has started, and also recestd
contributions of books tor the
Room representative c d int'
wie given and Mr. McConnell's
room received the banner for the
highest percentage .
Miss M&cClelan read -a letter
from the district director regard-
ing''" visit to this P.-T. A. in De-
cember, and reports'were then
heard from the various commit-
tees. A report was also heard
from the committee regarding the
possibility of a school lunch room.
SMrs. Tapper -brought up the re-
quest, from the district supervisor
of music, for the P.-T. A. to pur-
chase a bass horn for the band.
This was discussed by the mem-
bers prior to adjournment.
Miss Pauline Redd and Miss
Grace ..Birnam of Wewahitchka
were visitors in the city'Wendnes-:
Watch for. the 1937 Christmas
Seals. They will arrive soon, as
the sale beings Thanksgiving.
to fight ten
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WILLIAM BERKE ,ya-cda&
ST. JOE ,BAND TAKES PART
IN WEWA4ITCHKA SHOW
The "Variety Show" -giTen by
the senior ,lass of the .Wewa-
hitchka-high school in -Wewachlteh-
'a last Friday noight was. con-
sidered .a great' nccess..
Members of the Port St. JOe
band taking. part were .Adelaide
Hardy, Alice Ruth Gibson, Mari-
gene Smith, David Maddox, _Roy
Gibson, William Trawick, Willie
Lee Beard, Cornelius VanHorp,
Cornelius Kirkland, J; G. Smith,.
Melba Nedley, Bobby Bellows,, Joe
Sharit, Molly Jean 'Kelly, Edward
Eells, Margie Kirkkland, Margaret
Coleman, Jimmie Guilford, Juanita
Bowmiiin, Elizabeth 'Bowman and
' The music:" of the >band. was
greatly appreciated and the mem-.
bers were given an invitation to
return soon and play again.
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SALVATION ARMY TO HOLD
MEETING .HEiE MONDAY
Ma&or F. M. Jones, head of the
Salvation Army in -Painama City,
announces that -hi organization
will hold; a meeting In Port St.
Joe .Monday night at 7:30 in the
Rev.- and Mrs., Horace Booker
-will have charge of the service.
Rev. Booker is known as "The
Little Blind Evangelist," and will
be conducting a Week's meeting in
Panama City. He is a graduate of
the Asbury College, a Methodist
Both Rev. and Mrs. Booker are
evangelists of real -note, conduct-
ing evangelistic services in Indi-
ana, Michigan and Ohio, and in
-Florixd -w throughout.. the .winter.
Both are talented musicians, and
will present a special musical
treat here, playing such instru-
ments as the vibra-harp, steel
guitars, chimes, piano and other
This .will be a real treat and
residents of Port St. Joe and vi-
cinity should not miss this meet-
ing. Rev. booker will also deliver
an evangelisticO message that will
really be worthwhile.
Ewell Farmer of Headland, Ala.,
is the guest of his brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Dr. and Mrs. L.. H.IBartee were
visitors yesterday in Apalachicola.
Miss Jew-ell Presnell, field su-
pervisor of u:rsic, of Tallahassee,
was visiting Monday and Tuesday
with Mrs.: Laeta Davis and Dan
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Sold a Farm
Been Your Guest
Started in Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
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Port- St.SL JoeFl.
pointed out the place publishers
hold in relation to their solution.
His talk was the outstanding
event of the convention and the
constructive a nd inspirational
thoughts he advanced should pro-
vide Flofida editors with editorial
ideas for a long time to come:
Praising the national admnis-
tration for its action in bringing.
some sembalnce of order out of
chaos in 1933, he .contended that
the government) having met the
emergency, should have stopped
Terming "American business,"
large and small, the fountainhead
and cornerstone upon which the
nation as a whole must stand or
fall, he pointed out that business
having lost both prestige and
power, was easily made the scape-
goat for every social ill and eco-
nomic evil. Financialy crippled
and broken in spirit, business was
forced to mark time in a chaotic
world while the federal govern-
ment, with its easy access to bor-
rowed millions, invaded the pre-
cincts of private enterprise and
punished business for its sins of
omission as well as commission.
to such an extent 'that American
business today finds itself almost
as bewildered and frightened as in
the darkest depths' of its deepest
Now it is a strange anomaly, not
in keeping with the American.tra-
dition, that .he fear of millions of
American business men today is
no longer ,the fear of the mob,
the thief or the foreign 'foe, but
fear of government itself. We have
become so jittery that a speech on
the subject of world peace, the
calling of congress into extra 'ses-
sion. or a few supr.--ne court de-
c;iion-?~. cany throw the stock mar-,
ket into a sickening: tailspin.
In the heart of the business men
of the nation today is the fear that
with squandered biTl'ons and mon-
umental bureaucracy the govern-
ment is creating an emergency,
many times more serious than the
one it originally set out to meet.
Business, which 'has been large-
ly blamed for the recent upheaval,
in which along with others it has
played its proportionate part, has
long been in sack cloth and ashes.
It has pretty generally confessed
its sins and asked forgiveness. In
great humility-, even its worst of-
fender, thee.lcge wolves of the.
-ack, have beconie as' meek as
lambs, standing to ;be- sheared by
'the tax gatherers op slaughtered
by politicians'tb niake mutton for
* Qur hope ii t ture rpi In
our ability' to get back that. old-
grip on' '6rselve, and with. -re
need courage t~oiconjience, ad-
veace not class is nst elseq: or
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'BUCK' HANCOCK TO RUN TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY
-By RUSSELL KAY
Disappointment awaited those
who attended the .annual conven-
tion of the Florida State Press
Association at Talahassee last
week who went expecting it to be
"just another convention."
President Bob Sikes Simon Le-
gree-d ambitious politicians in
their own baliwick by ruling "no
politics" and making it stick. In-
stead, newspaper men, uninter-
rupted by oratorical soothsayers,
talked newspapers and newspaper
problems to their hearts' content.
Gilbert Freeman and his. able.
co-wotkers staged. a glorious grid-
iron dinner with skits and stunts
that ribbed political big-wigs from
the supreme court and the gover-
nor on down, again proving the
ability of the press gang to inter-
pret politics in terms of good
Then from an atmosphere of hi-
larious mirth, Clayton Rand, a
country boy from Alabam', speak-
ing as one newspaperman to an-
other, held his audience enthralled
as he painted a word picture of
current American problems and
group against group, but as one
great united nation, capital and
labor, hand in hand,. encouraged,
guided-but unhampered-by goy-
To the editors and publishers of
the state and nation Clayton Rand
tossed the torch with the urge
that through their leadership the
old American ideal of government
and business can be revived in
the minds and hearts. of Ameri-
cans to the end that our fears will
vanish and with renewed faith and
industry we will achieve the suc-
cess and prosperity we desire.
If through this column I have
been able to carry that torch, but
even a short way on its journey,
I will feel I have served.
LIST OF HUNTING LICENSES
FOR HUNTERS OF STATE
List of state game license laws
relating to hunting:
Series N-Resident county game
$1.25. Series J-Resident other
than home county, $3.25. Series
K-Resident state, $5.50. Series L
-Non-residefit state, $25. Series
M-Non-resident, 10 days continu-
List of state, game trapping li-
Series N-Resident county $3.25.
Series O-Non-resident of county,
$25.50. Series P-Resident state,
$25.50. Series Q-Resident other
than home, $10.50. Series R-
Non-resident state, $100.50.
Exemptions-Resident and wife,
or husband, and child or children,
of minor, on homestead of, exempt
from license when hunting on
homestead. Confederate veterans,
residents of the state, and chil-
dren under 15 years of age exempt
from license to take game, fresh
water fish or fur-bearing animals.
War veterans exempt from occu-
pational license under provisions
fpr state law regulation matter.
Scientific research-Permits for
taking or possessing wild birds or
animals, nest or eggs for scien-
tific purposes may be issued by
All license must be carried on
the person when using them.
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wo. Scoops of Ice Cream In All Sodas
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FROM TREATED WATER
MAX KILBOURN, Prop.
W. E. "Buck,' Hancock of-Madi-
son, formerly of Bay county,.an-
nounced this week that he would
be a candidate for the office of
railroad commissioner in one
group, subject to the..Democratic'
primaries of next May.' The terms
of Eugene S. Matthews and Jerry
W. Carter expire in January, 1939.
LOCHNER HEADS PRESS ASSN.
Don Lochner, publisher of the
Clermont Press, was elected pres-
ident of the Florida State Press
Association at its meeting in Tal-
lahassee. He succeeds Robert F.
Sikes of Crestview.
-.t% 1007 igg
Mechanic: "I have jaqN overT
hauled Dr. Cuttem's car ana cLs-
covered nothing wrong, but a
leaky gas tank. How shall I make
Garage Owner: "Diagnose it as
a slight refraction of the interior
moleclustac and soak him ten
Mrs. Leon Rocco and daughter,
Miss Rosalee, and Mrs. Dees of
Apalachicola, were visitors in the
Mrs. J. L. Sharit was shopping
Tuesday in Panama City.
' -Novemq r 1- 7.
(Editor's Notei We -are indebted
to -J. R Hunter, clerk of the ,Gulf
county circuit coart, ftr the fol-
l' ~ng articles copied from The
Saint Joe Times from 1839 to 1841
as the same appears on file in the
Congressional Library in Wash-
ington, D. C.
(Continued from Last Week)
The following extract is from
the senate record of the Twenty-
fifth Congress, third session, Feb-
ruary 20, 1839:
Letter from the president of the
convention of delegates of the peo-
ple of Florida, transmitting a copy
of constitution or form of govern-
ment for the people of Florida, as
adopted by said convention, Febru-
ary' 20, 1839; referred to the com-
mittee on judiciary and ordered
to be printed.
February 11, 1839.
Sir: Under the instruction of
the convention of the delegates of
the people of Florida, I herewith
enclose the constitution adopted
by the convention.
I am, sir, respectfully, your
ROBERT RAYMOND REID,
President, of. the Convention.
R. M. JOHNFSON,
Vice-President of' the'"
Then follows the constitution,
consisting of the. introductory
paragraphs and 17 articles. The
letter closes with the following
"Done in- convention, held in
pursuance of an act of the Gover-
nor and Legislative Council of the
Territory of Florida, entitled 'An
act to call a convention for the
purpose lof organizing a State
Government.' Passed 30th day of
January, 1838, and, approved 2nd
days of February, 1838.",
"In witness whereof, the under-
signed, the President of said Con-
vention, and delegates, represent-
ing the people-of Florida, 'do here-
unto sign our names, this the 11th
days of January Anno Domini 1839
and of the Independence of the
United States of America, the
63rd year; and the Secretary of
said Convention doth countersign
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It takes two years for a bull- Two dependent of deceased vet-
frog to.grow up from a baby tad- erans of the- Wro-. ot 1812..were
pole.' : still receiving pensions in 1936. .
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Walker Anderson John ;L. Mc-
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C. Bellamy,. Alfred L.; Woodward;
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Banks Meacham, John W. Malone,
George Ward, W. Wyatt,. James
D. Westcott, Jr., Leigh. Reid, A.
Bellamy, John N. Partridge, Wil-
liam Bunce, E. Carrington Cabell,
J. McCants, John' C.. McGehee,
Joseph B. Watts, Wm. B. Hooker,
Wilson Brooks, George E. McClel-L
lan, John' F. Webb, I. Garrison, B.
K. White, A: ;W. Crichton, Oliver
Wood, Wm. 'Haddock. Jose Simeon
Sanchez, Edwin T. Jenckes, Da-
vid Levy, W. H. Williams, William
Marvin, J. B. Brown, and Edmund
I certify that the' foregoing is a
true copy from the original.
Joshua Knowles, Secretary.
(This document shows that 40
members of the convention and
the president, who was a member,
signed it on January 11, 1839, and
the names can be taken as ctr-
rect. As compared with the fol-
lowing list, said to be the correct
list of the members of the con-
vention, it shows 16 less signing
the document than were members
of the convention. This is not un-
usual, as undoubtedly many had
gone home ere the convention
closed January 11, thus were not
present to sign the document that
was sent to the senate at Wash-
ington. Herewith is a list of the
Leon County (8)-George T.
Ward, Thomas Brown, John Tay-.
lor, Samuel Parkhill, James D.
Westcott, Jr., Leigh Reid, Leslie
A. Thompson, William Wyatt.
Gadsden County (4)-John W.
Malone, Banks Meacham, John M.
G. Hunter, Samuel B. Stephens.
Jefferson County (4)-John N.
Partridge, Abraham Bellamy, E.
Carrington Cabell, Joseph Mc-
Madison County (2)-John C.
McGehee, Richard J. Mays.
Hamilton County (2)-Joseph
B. Watts, William B. Hooker.
St. Johns County (4)-Joseph
S. Sanchez, Robert Raymond Reid,
David Levy, Edwin T. Jenckes.
Duval County (3)-A. W. Crich-
on, Oliver Wood, Samuel T.
Alachua County (3)-Isaac Gar
prison, E. K: White, E.-Byrd.
Columbia County (3)-John F.
Webb, Wilson Brooks, George E.
Nassau County (2)-James G.
Cooper, William Haddock.
Mosquito County (1-William H.
Hillsborough County (1)-Wil-
Monroe County (2) William
Marvin, Joseph B. Brown.
Dade County (1)-Richard Fitz-
Jackson County (4) Thomas
Baltzell, Samuel C. Bellamy, Al-
fred': L. Woodward, Richard H.
Esc.mbia Cpunty (4) --. Jackson
Morton, Benjamin D. Wright,
Thos. M. Blount, Walker Ander-
Walton County (2)-John L.
McKinnon, Daniel G. McLean.
Washington County (2)-Ste-
phen J. Roche, E. Robbiris.
Franklin County (2) A. G.
Semmes, C. E. Bartlett.
Calhoun County (2)--William P.
Duval, Richard p. Allen.
DRY CLEANING BUSINESS
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
A. R. Simmons has bought out
the Swatt dry cleaning establish-
ment across the street from the
St. Joe theater and 14 .pow oper-
ating it under the name of Gulf
"We are here to serve the pub-
lic in all manner of dry cleaning
w'ork," .aid, 'Mr. Silnmoap "'*"We
'servi' ." "; .: "" "." '..
Fruit Cake nd 60c
Both Light and Dark 0
Cakes are of the highest quality, made from
fruits, nuts, eggs, etc.. .It will corn-
any higher-priced cake on the market.
You can purchase one of our Fruit Cakes at your
favorite grocer's or at the bakery
---- -- --
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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Port St. Joe
November 1% 1937 THE STAR PAGE SEVEN
nT T~ ~ T Y E I^TI 'ET Ii^ TAI7 ~ find it meeting with general ap- The flag of the president of the
T H E I proval;" "- United States consists, of his seal
in bronze upon a blue background,
(Originally'written "pru mn to fit the Sout EXP AINEDBI The Emperor Nero played, a with a large white star in each
Pipe organ--not a ,fiddle. corner.
(Originally written "Spruce"-Amended to fit the Southland) BYAL pipe organ-not a'fBddle corner.
In the far-from-Broadway South- Or but chairs for men to loll in, COMMISSIONERM' E --E--- T Y R -- -
land, While our child will be a paper, MEET YOUR FRIE AT
In the not-so-virgin forest, Brave with. gaily streaming ban- DOWLING SAYS NO LICENSE LL PLA
In the habitat of newsprint ners, NEEDED F SALT-WATE
On the hoof or in the sluice-ways, And he'll have a million readers
Grew a pine with aspirations, Who'll appreciate his greatness SPORT FISHING -,.. PALM POINT INN }-.-
Grew with haughtiness, aloofness, As they place him on their tables -
Snubbing all plebian neighbors Or in armchairs fondly hold him- R. L. Dowling, state conserva- FOR AN ENJOYABLE EVENING
As the wives of pretzel makers Tables made of common oak-wood, tion conrmissioner, at Tallahassee,
Swathed in ermine at the Waldorf Armchairs made of vulgar hickory, states that criticism of salt water
Arch their brows at doughnut Who will envy as they watch him fishing laws passed by the 1937 REFRESHMENTS -- DANCING
dunkers. Edify the genus homo." legislature. "resulted, from misun-
For his forebears had informed derstanding of the laws." No Profanity Allowed
him Thus the forebears to the night There is no license fee required I
He was destined for distinction wind for out-of-state persons to fish in
Far above the modest hickorys As it gossiped swiftly by them, Florida salt waters if they do not C. D. WILLIAMS, Prop.
And the oaks that grew about him. And it bore their snobbings with sell the fish they catch, he said. ....................
it Some persons' in Georgia and
"They are all such vulgar crea- To the modest oaks and hickorys. Alabama misconstrued some sec-
turies," And the modest oaks and hiclorys tions of a law passed by, the legis-
Sifobbed his.forebears to the night Hearing, blushed some sylvan lature. Dowling said; and a report
wind, blushes, spread that tlhy would be re-
-e-- the wind that gossiped past. And they. grieved botanic griev- quired to pay licenses ranging
them ings, from $5 to $50 if they made fish- T. A van OFF s
Toward the north, the Adiron- At their lowness, out-of-luckness. ing trips to Florida. T ae Advantage oF the OFF-Season
cacks, as movie One law provides that a resi- Savings
Down the Chattahoochee to St. Came at ast, as movie anglers nwh f ler ma ngs
SJoe..Coyly phrase it, silent strong men dent wholesale fish dealer must
Jo. With their axes and their cant-, pay a license of $50, and a resi-
"They, at best, will be but tables, hooks, dent retail fish dealer must
And they laid about the pine tree pay $5. Non-resident wholesalers Let Me Figure Any Building
With an ardor born of dreaming must pay $500, and non-resident That You Desire
E. CLAY. LEWIS, JR. Of. the.future and its paydays, retail deaelrs must pay $50.
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW And of cities and of liquor, Non-residents who "engage in :--.....
And of ladies known as sirens, taking salt water fish in this YOU CAN BE PROUD ".
Costin. Building And they toppled it and boomed state, other than for personal use,. HOME
Po rtt. sJ, Forida it shall be required to pay an annual OF A H
Port S. a Toward its destined destination, license tax of $5," the law pro- BUILT BY US
SWhen at last it reached the Dowling said confusion about
masses, the law may have resulted from
SLook IU s It was Saturday on Third street this section, but he pointed out it
-And the St. Joeites were choosing is applicable in the event a per- Hi TA YLO R
When you need any Many things for unday picnics- son sells the fish he catches. .
And along with their bplonies, "No citizen, alien or non-resi-
ELECTRICAL WORK. Mustard pickles, garlic, cheeses, dent. is required to pay a license GENERAL CONTRACTOR Port St. Joe
If y'ou want-it done They annexed, as well, the pine for catching .fish for pleasure or
R ,1 G I T .tree, .for his own use, providing the .
Which by then was Sunday pa- catch is not sold," Dowling said.. ll"~-es
PORT ST. JOE' pers. A boat license-law puts'a fee of
ELECTRIC COMPANY On the Sabbath,-then, they hied $1.05 on all boats of 16 fedt or
H. B. Whitaker them less engaged in salt water fishing,
.. To the city's many beaches whether commercial or sport fish-
Tong d te itys m y bweethersused fo
And. they strewed the erstwhile ing, and whether used solely by
pine tree the owner or by others.
W e Sussest On~the sands-'there beside them- Boats longer than 16 feet must
Select In the shade of modest hickorys pay 20 cents for each additional
Your And of oak trees, who, observing,foot. "
r. Put aside botanic grieving An additional lieense tax of $25
kA A A TeS And became quite philosophic. is required from non-resident or
aliens who own oats used for. WE CAN SUPPLY YO0 U
T or the picnickers who bought fishing in Florida salt waters.
KNO~ \ him, Dowling said licenses paid by
N O WTJ And their grimy-fingered offspring commercial seafoodsinterests sup-. O
A Small Deposit Will Hold Flavored him with grease and gar- plied all the conservation depart- NO Imatter how sVall or h
Any Item lic, ment's funds in the past. "How- l
Smeared him here and there with ever, most of our inquiries and la ge youT orT er, COm C tO us.
UILIUS mustard, complaints are received from Y-, i ill be
-ILIU Soaked him through with muddy sport fishermen -and owners of u O busineSS will be '
JEVW ELRY 'CO. coffee, pleasure boats, making requests "
.. And at nightfall there they left for police regulations for the fish- appYec te
him Ing industry as well. as the sport
To disfigure all the landscape. fishing of Florida.
You Can Always And the modest oaks and hickorys "This department was sadly
Find Your Favorite As they marveled through the lacking in funds to pay a suffici-
Find Your Favorite twilight, .ent.number of agents to patrol the 3 .
Brand of--. Through the darkness, -through salt waters of this state in a-man- :
S-- : the starlight,' her, satisfactory to sport :fisher-
BE E R .1 Whispered one unto another: men. -This law' was. intended ,to
S Y "How the ritzy one has fallen!" cover all party boats, pleasure S U B 1
Craft, etc., having to do with fish-,
I'S EY HIGH SCALE ing, and when this law is under- BUILDING SUPPLIES PORT ST. JOE
W T I E Jones: "How high did Miss Vo- stood by the sport fishermen we -
Scal's voice go at the recital last L al e s ong
S the e i Sith: "Four dollars. That s
what I paid. for, a seat.'.'
ST. JOE BAR
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vk_ T So,
A window display of particular
interest to hunters is that of the
St. Joe Hardware Co. In one of
their windows is arranged a camp
with a kettle boiling over the
coals, hunting paraphernalia lying
about, just where the hunters
dropped it after a hard day in pur-
suit of the elusive deer and duck,
and several guns leaning on a log
in the background.
It is an interesting display, and
Manager Soule is to be compli-
mented on his ingenuity.
An A in' The "t-~r gets results!
The following, "calamity recipe"
is going the rounds: "One stewed
prune, one pickled peach, one
date. See that prune and peach
are well saturated with brandy or
gin, then place in seat of one high-
powered coupe and leave on road
about 30 minutes. Garnish with
bits of broken glass and serve cold
on a stretcher. Also is extremely
attractive with flowers in light-
colored box with silver trim-
mings."-Key West Citizen.
American state and federal jails
contain more than 100,000 prison-
Don t Be a
ALL YOUR LIFE! Take an ac-
tive part in affairs of your city.. ..
join the Woman's Club, the Lions Club,
the American Legion, or any other civic
body, no matter what, for they are all
working for the general welfare of the
residents of Port 'St.. Joe,. And,
incidentally, in order to keep up with
affairs of the city and these various or-
ganizations, you should enter your sub.
scription right now for The Star, your
home town newspaper. :.
PETE'S Cash & Carry
Port St. Joe, Fla.
1 1 DOLLAR
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NOVEMBER 19 20 22 -
SANDWICH SPREAD, qt...25e No. 2 TOMATOES, 2 for ..15c
MUSTARD, quart .........15c No. 1 TOMATOES ......... 5c
CRACKERS, pound ........10c MILK, 2 large or 4 small ..15c
10 Ibs SUGAR 55c
SPAGHETTI & Macaroni, 3 10c KETCHUP, 14 oz-2 for ...23c
Canned SPAGHETTI, 2 for 15c PEANUT BUTTER., qt. jar 25c
SOUP-21V2-ounce can ....10c VINEGAR, quart ..........10c
10 Ibs Potatoes 23c
No. 2 Early June Peas, 2..15c POTTED MEAT, 3 for ....10c
GRITS, 3 boxes ...........25c VIENNA SAUSAGE, 2 for 15c
SNOWDRIFT, 3 lb. can ....59c DILL PICKLES, quart .....15c
Cooking Oil 95c
M I R A C L E W H I P GRAPE JUICE, pint ......20c
APPLE JELLY, 2 Ib. ......22c
y2 Pint ....15c Pint ....25c
Quart .....39c IODIZED SALT, 24 oz. box 5c
hnn at PETE'S and Save !-
PEPPER WILL SEEK
FREIGHT RATE PROBE
The long controversy over
southern freight rates this week
reached the special session of
congress quickly when Senator
Claude Pepper of Florida an-
nounced he would ask a senatorial
investigation 'of discrimination
Pepper said the inquiry should
be directed at the large northern
railroads. Southern carriers, he
added, were co-operating with ef-
forts to reduce rates from south-
'UNWANTED' IS SAD WORD
(Continued from Page 1)
child has a right to be.
One of these children is Sally,
12 years old, who has a little im-
pediment in her speech, as a re-
sult of having been born with a
double hair lip and a cleft palate.
Successful operations have made
her appearance almost normal,
but the slight impediment in her
speech has kept her from going
into some good family home.
There are others, boys and girls
from 8 to 16 years of age, who
for various reasons have not ap-
pealed to any foster family as yet,
who are pleading for a chance to
make good. All of these children
feel that If they could only have
one good chance with some fam-
ily who would be reasonably pa-
tient, that they could and would
"Daddy" Fagg will welcome in-
quiries about these and other "un-
wanted" children, and earnestly
hopes that several families who.
really want to do something
worthwhile for humanity, will try
Qnt one or more of these children
who are craving for love and care.
Just drop a line to Marcus C.
Fagg, 40 Buckman Bldg., Jackson-
ville, and let him know you are
interested, and he will -do the rest.
Seven miles an hour is the
'speed limit for bicyclists whirling
through the streets of West Con-
shohocken, Pa. Burgess Joseph
McElhatton was forced to dig out
the 46-year-old ordinance and "re-
luctantly lay down the law" to
two young offenders against whom
a warrant was sworn.
MAN BEST SEAMSTRESS
The embroidery work of Otto
Atkinson Is the envy of every
woman of North Andover, Wis,
Atkinson, 70, earns his living by
making hooked rugs and em-
Prepare Now for the Big Day
Cranberry Sauce, cman....lOc MILK, 4 small .............Sc
Grapefruit, 3 for .......5....15 IMATCHES, 3 Ig. boxes lOc
Potatoes 10 Ibs 23c
LIMA BEANS, 2 Is .l..15c FIELD ORN, 3 ca 25c
POTTED MEAT, 6 for 25c COOKING OIL, gal. ....95
W|OLE HAM Ib. 25 1
Fresh PORK HAM, lb. 23c CHUCK ROAST, per Ib ISe
STEW BEEF, 2 lbs.....25c Smoked SAUSAGE, lb. 20c
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UNEMPLOYMENT CARDS unemployment card.'
ARE DISTRIBUTED HERE Postmaster Drake is being as-
sisted in the local census by hi
(Continued from page 1) regular staff and Miss-' Eeline
the cards may secure same at the Belin.
postoffice. No names will be pub-
lished and all information will be HUNTING SEASON OPENS
treated in a strictly confidential
manner. (Continued from page 1)
Persons working full time or transported during the open sea-
part time on projects of the WPA, son as personal baggage only.
NYA, CCC or other emergency Common carriers may not ship or
work projects which are supported receive game for shipment, and it
by public funds, should sign the is unlawful to sell game. Hotels,
cards. "Citizens are urged to co- restaurants and other public eat-
operate in order that the census ing! places are not allowed to serve
may be taken as quickly and eco- game, unless it is to persons who-
nomically as possible," said Mr. have lawfully taken it and who
Drake. "You can help by answer- are in possession of a valid hunt-
ing all questions asked and writ- ing license.
ing as legibly as possible. In Quail must be shot on the wing,
cases where a person cannot and it is unlawful to shoot birds
write, another is permitted to fill over baited areas.
out the card at his or her direc- The editor of,The Star, not be-
tion. ing able to go hunting the first
"Anyone not regularly employed, day, due to press of business, of-
students in school, housewives fers a year's subscription to the
concerned only with household du- first hunter bringing in a choice
ties, unpaid family workers help- deer steak.
ing on farms or in a family busi-
ness store, should not fill out an Subscribe to The Star-$2 year