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VOLUME I PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 26, 1937 NUMBER 5
OVER ELECTRIC SYSTEM
A Personally Conducted
Tour of the Paper Mill
Forest Policy of
Mill Is Meeting
With High Favoi
ST. .JOE PAPER COMPANY BE
LIEVES~ALL WILL BE BENE-
FITED BY CONSERVATION
Pierce Wood, in charge of op
rations of. the St Joe Paper Com
pany, in an interview, stated tha
the woods policy of the company
..is meeting with high favor in al
sectioris where the .company is
purcbasing :pine for .._pulp wood
purposes in anticipation of open
ing- of -the mill here in January.
'. By -using reasonable precau
tions in cutting -imber. foiesi
laffd es'r lipe Ikept [Lh a Broductive
condition. Completely removing or
stripping 'the. land of all trees is
a poor polieC. In many instances
it postpones another crop of tim
ber. indefinitely, causing land to be
idle which could be a source of
'The St. Joe Paper Company, be-
lieving that everyone will be ben'-
fited by conservative cutting, is
(Continued on page 8)
GREATEST NUMBER OF CLEM-
ENCY PETITIONS EVER
Apparently encouraged by the
number of pardons and paroles
granted at recent sessions of the
pardon board, and perhaps relying
on the Christmas spirit which is
beginning to pervade the air, more
than one-third of Florida's prison
population will ask the state par-
don board for clemency next week.
Board attaches are swamped
under the greatest flood of pe-
titions in the state's history-1,200
pleas to be presented at the semi-
annual meeting, which begins next
Tuesday. Usually there are 300 or
The -increase was attributed in
part to the fact that the meeting
of the pardon board scheduled for
September 15 was delayed, giving
extra time for petitions to be pre-
pared and advertised.
Prison records show the peni-
tentiary population fell from a
normal 4000 before the 1937. legis-
lative session to 3,343 during Oc-
tober. The reduction followed en-
actment of a statute giving pris-
oners time off their sentences for
Governor Cone and four mem-
.bers of his cabinet compose the
pardon board. -
Editor of The Star Views
Huge Mill Under Guid-
ance of Pierce Wood
MAGNITUDE OF PLANT
IS HARD TO REALIZE
Gargantuan Machines To Be
Ready for First Run 'By
SThe editor of The Star was
" taken on a .personally conducted
t tour of the St. Joe Paper Company
y mill Wednesday by Pierce Wood,
1 general manager of the DuPont ,in-
s terests here, and the magnitude of
operations being conducted on the
S97-acre site, together with the
mass of general information and
figures quoted by 4Mr. Wood, left
us In somewhat of.' o.daze. How.
ever; to the 'best of our ability, 're
Swi; endeavor: to present, from a
layman's point of view just what
"The mill is approximately 90
Super cent complete," said Mr. Wood,
f "and while we hope to have it com-
pleted by early January, there are
always possibilities of hold-ups
due to failure of manufacturers to
complete the special machinery
that is required and other causes
beyond our control. However, I
believe, from the present rate of
progress, that our anticipation of
making a run early in January
will be realized."
Standing on the edge of the
2,750-foot dock, 1,750 feet of which
will be used by the company and
1000 feet by the city of Port St.
Joe, Mr. Wood pointed out that
ocean-going cargo ships can come
directly to the dock under their
own steam, load up and leave en-
tirely without the use of tugs. The
channels have a depth of 30 feet,
which depth extends right up to
This dock, built by the city and
the company, will have four spur
tracks connecting with the Apa-
lachicola Northern railroad, two of
which will extend along the front
of the dock and two entering the
mill proper. These tracks will be
so arranged that at no time will
congestion occur to interfere with
either the mill's operations or the
loading and unloading on the city's
Four dredges, two government
and two belonging to the R. C.
Iuffman Construction company,
are at work .deepening the chan-
nels and filling in behind the bulk-
"Now over here," said Mr. Wood,
pointing to what looked like a
small yacht harbor, "is one of my
pet projects. It is a barge anchor-
age which will provide safe moor-
ings for small craft and barges in
case of heavy weather." It was
a body of water entirely enclosed
.(Continued on page 8) I
Passed At Meeting
of City Commission
PROVIDES FOR MUNICIPAL
ELECTIONS IN FEBRUARY
EVERY TWO YEARS
The city commissioners, at their
meeting Tuesday night, in ac-
cordance with the city's new char-
ter, passed an ordinance providing
for election of city officers, de-
fining the qualifications of candi-
dates for election, form of ballots,
qualification and registration of
electors, conduction of elections,
and for terms of office of city of-
Municipal elections for the se-
lection of city commissioners are
to be held on the third Tuesday
in February, beginning next year,
and bi-annually thereafter, at the
Any person who is a resident,
qualified elector and freeholder t
the city and a qualified voter )-
der the laws of -Florida- may4:en-
ter the race for city commls4lonr.
An oath is provided for such can-
didates' which must be filed with
the city clerk not less than 15
days previous to election day.
Qualifications to vote, under the
ordinance, are that a person must
be a qualified elector under the
laws of Florida, must have been a
resident of Port St. Joe for six
months preceding any election,
and must be registered in the city
The ordinance provides for a
clerk and three inspectors to have
charge of the polls, these to be ap-
pointed by the city commission.
They will be paid $2 each for
Polls will open at 8 o'clock in
the morning and close at 7 o'clock
in the evening.
TOATL $35,000 FOR
Building permits for the City of
Port St. Joe to date this, month
total $34,880 and repersent almost
one permit issued daily for the
period, according to City Clerk M.
P. Tomlinson. The following, per-
mits have been issued:
C. A. Lufton, dwelling, $1,500.
Rev. H. H,. Money, dwelling
COMMISSIONERS BELIEVE MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
OF PLANT WOULD SAVE CONSUMERS HUGE
SUM YEARLY; WILL BE PLACED BEFORE
VOTERS AT SPECIAL ELECTION
Port St. Joe will have its own municipal power distributing
system within the next year if plans of the city commission-
ers are carried through as scheduled.
This-was brought out at the session of the board held Tues-
day evening at city hall, when Mayor J. L. Sbarit presented
facts and figures compiled by himself and City Engineer W.
It was pointed out that the acquisition of the present sys-
tem by the city'would mean a saving of several thousand dol-
lars each year to consumers. Electric rates here are higher
-than in other cities-the rate is
WHAT ONE WOMAN
THINKS OF THE STAR
Mrs. Phillip Lovett, who re-
sides on Second street and who
is one of our latest subscribers,
has this to say:
."It has been my privilege to
travel in nearly every state of
the Union and I have read pa-
:perr. from nearly every; state
and from the big, cities and the
little- cities, but -I nwwe-never
-read one that squared The Star
for ; small 'paper. It is the
newsiest little paper from front
page to last. I know of no bet-
ter way to describe it than 'a
nut just completely filled with
We thank you, Mrs. Lovett,
for tho,e kind words-it warms
the cockles of our heart and is
sweeter music to our ears than
the song of the Lorell.
ACCEPTED BY CITY, COMMIS-
SION SUBJECT TO PWA
At the meeting of the city comic
missioners Tuesday night, City
Engineer W. R. Gait advised that
the water works system of the
city, consisting of the distributing
mains, wells, pump houses, 200,-
000-gallon elevated tank, test i
13 cents per kilowatt hour for
Under the laws governing such
matters, the city will have to give
the Florida. Light & Power Cor-
poration notice of intention to en-
ter into the electric business a
reasonable time in advance and
then, if the company refuses to
sell its existing distribution sys-
tem to the city at a' fair valuation
based upon present revenue and
notfupon. potential future revenue,
1he city may proceed.to. install its
ow'i distributing system and enter
'into competition with the power
However, if the present com-
pany does not desire to compete
with the city in furnishing elec-
tric energy, it may elect to with.
draw from the field, in which case
the city,,under the law, must pur-
chase the system of that company
for its own use.
Notice of the action of the city
commissioners was communicated
to the Florida Light & Power Cor-
poration Wednesday by 1ayor Joe
Sharit, and the follow-up of the
action by the commissioners will
be the calling of an election to
place the matter before the voters
of the city for their approval or
rejection. Estimated cost of the
project would be approximately
$100,000, to be taxen care of by
the issuance of 20-year bonds.
Thesv bonds, which would be self-
liquidating from the sale of elec-
tricity, would not be included in
the bonded indebtedness of the
SThe city would not be required
to install an expensive generating
bench and tapping machine had plant, as the St. Joe Paper Con-
been completed, ana recommended pany, which is installing huge
that the system be accepted, sub- steam-operate-! generators for its
ject to acceptance and final ap-
proval, after inspection of the sys-
tem, by the Public Works Admin-
C. A. Lufton, dwelling, $2,100. Following Mr. Gait's recommen-
C. W..Horton, dwelling, $850. nation, the city commissioners
W. P. Duke, dwelling, $500. passed the following resolution:
R. R. Hodges. dwelling, $3,000. "Be it resolved Dy the city com-
C. D. Lawrence, business build- mission of the city of Port St. Joe:
ing, $160.' That the city of Port St. Joe does
Damon Peters, dwelling, $500. hereby accept the water works
C. Thursby, dwelling, $1,500. system of said city known as Pub-
Mrs. Sarah Lewis. dwelling, lic Works Administration Docket
91,250. Fla. 1329-D, subject to the final
Harlow & Miller, three dwell- inspection and approval of said
wings at $1,000 each. system by the Public Works Ad-
R. E. Martin, theater, $15,000. ministration:
Harlow & Miller, four dwellings "That upon the final inspection
at $1.250 each. and approval of the aforesaid wa-
Mrs. Thomas Howard, roof re- t'er works system by the Public
pairs, $20. Works Administration, City Engi-
T. G. Williams, garage apart- neer W. R. Galt is hereby author-
rant, $1,100. (Continued on Page 5)
own use, has informed the city
commissioners that there will be
a large surplus of electric energy
above their needs, and that it can
be diverted to the city's distribut-
ing system at a cost of one cent
or less per kilowatt hour.
The trend in this country to-
ward municipal ownership of elec-
tric plants is growing plainer day
by day. In 1881 there was one
municipal power plant in the
United States. But in 1881 there
were only eight electric plants in
the country all told. Four years
later there were 151 independently
operated plants and 16 munici-
pally-owned plants. This was 91/
per cent of the total.
By 1900 there were 710 munici-
pal plants to 2,514 privately oper-
ated plants in the United States,
(Continued on page 8)
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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-
IT MUST BE IN THE BLOOD
We have seen newspapermen who have
been in the business all their life, sell their
papers and swear a mighty oath that they
were "through with the blanket blank news-
paper game for the rest of their life"-and
within six months or a year they would buy
another paper and be.back at the same old
We, ourselves, have often wondered why
we continue in the.business. We spent four
of the hardest-and happiest-years of our
life working our way through the University
of California to secure a coveted sheepskin
so that we could sally forth into the world
as a specialist on soil analysis, and inside of
three months we were back in a newspaper
shop and have been there ever since.
What is this powver that lures newspaper
men back.to the smell of printer's ink, even
as the Loreli lured unwary sailors to destruc-
tion off the rocky coast of Cypress (or was
it Crete ?-it's been a long time since we
have conned over the wanderings of Ulysses).
In 1923 an English journalist, C. E. Mon-
tague, wrote an essay which 'he- called, "A
Potent Medicine,'" and which was, reprinted
in a book, Oliver Elton's "C. E. Montague: A
Memoir." In this essay Montague says:
"There are kinds of tobacco that often make
you swear while you smoke them, and yet
you find, if you try, that they have spoiled
you for smoking anything else. 'It never
done no good to me, yet I can't leave it if I
tried,', you say of one of these, as the soldier
in Kipling said of the world.
"Journalism is something like that. Just
wed her, and you'll see what a- shrew of a
wife she may make-but you'll never leave
the dear termagant. All of us w.ho- have
wedded her call her, at some time or other,
every bad name we can lay our tongues to.
She lets a 'lot of us down. She draws on us
sneers without end from the bigwigs of lit-
erature, the mandarins and the professors.
And yet, just think of turning out, for the
last time. of all, from the lit, living office,
embowled with all its great purring or roar-
ing machines, into wet Manchester midnight.
No, you can't think of it. 'It is too dread-
ful,' said about the idea of dying rather more
completely. This large part of extinction is
not to be faced.
"But why not this part in particular? Is
it that journalism, in some especial degree,
remains always a venture more precarious
than many? Is it that a pressman's
work is often a bit of an art and also a bit
of a science? A bit of profession, too, and a
Sbit of business, so that it always can find
)ome new side of your mind to enliven, when
theirr sides of you have had enough? Per-
''"Or is it simply that the detail of the life
has an endless day-to-day variety? One
journalist I know has not found any two
days of his work alike in thirty years. Every
night he has felt, when he entered his news-
paper office, as if he were just untying some
curious parcel that looked good, come from
heaven knows where. What letters would
,there be, lying upstairs on his table? With
.word of what earth-shaking event would the
c-if ub-edlitor come at the witching hour
hit -, -little s.l .roo ug~ .Unig up abo, e
sl pingcity t i the -we all to se a-b z
at a3g t T~i'the ntews :* e;
always vsseem, at our work, to be closer up
against. the life .of our -time than anywhere
else, nearer its center and more in' its confi-
dence. With all that is setting people agog
in cities all over the world clicking and hum-
ming in on your ears, tapped or buzzed out
at the tips of all the fluent impertiirable
wires that run in on the place, it needs.little
effort of fancy to feel as if you were hearing
the actual stir of existence, the unconscious
breath of. life itself.; and the beat of its pulse
seems to set your own going better. Per-
haps it is this.
"Or perhaps it is for none of these sound
and plausible reasons any more than it is for
sound, assignable reasons that men fall in
love. Perhaps we really ought to be dealing
in things like gray cloth and. not in readable
words, as Falstaff should have conversed
with the wise and the good, not with the
wildest of princes. But that young man could
somehow 'give' you medicines to make you
love him." So. can journalism."
There is stated the case for journalism in
words far more fluent than we could put it,
and still we don't know what causes us to be
fascinated'.with the "newspaper game." It
must simply be in our blood.
STOP A MOMENT-AND THINK
Did you ever stop to think that your city's
business is your business? Don't lay down
on the job!
You should not expect your live business
men to spend all the time and money build-
ing Port St. Joe while you ride along on a
free pass. Do your share!
You should.do everything in your power
to stimulate and strengthen the industries of
Port St. Joe. Their success means your suc-
cess. Your city should aim to please in ap-
pearance and business.
You should not. criticize or condemn the
business organizations of Port St. Joe for
failure to get .the results you desire unless
you have given time, money, thought and
effort in getting these results. .You should
do your share to make Port St. Joe known
the world over as a wide-awake and grow-
You should patiently, earnestly, purpose-
fully and with pluck, energy and persever-
ance, keep doing your bit to make Port St.
Joe a better city in which to live and make
a living. Your property will increase in
value when the outside world knows Port
St. Joe is wide-awake and up-and-coming.
When you feel like finding fault with the
way affairs of the city are being conducted,
begin with yourself-you may never have to
go any farther.
RUNNING A NEWSPAPER
To run a newspaper all a fellow has to do
is to be able to write poems, discuss the
tariff and money questions, umpire a base-
ball game, report a wedding, saw wood, de-
scribe a fire so that the readers will shed
their wraps, make $1 do the work of $10,
shine at a dance, measure calico, abuse the
liquor habit, test whiskey, subscribe to char-
ity, go-without meals, attack free silver,
,.vear diamonds, invent advertisements, sneer
it snobbery, overlook scandal, delight potato
raisers, appraise babies, minister to the af-
flicted, heal the disgruntled, fight to a finish,
set type, mold public opinion, sweep out the
office, speak'at prayer, meeting and stand in
with everybody and everything.- Florida
A free land is- one where the government
is overthrown each time it tries to prevent
disaster by disturbing those at the trough.--
Have you a name for a man who will bor-
row a valuable book from you and let his
children tear pages from it ?-Florida Times-
Union. We have-but we can't print it here.
is Tner^ a ana lU snan
(Editor's Note: The Yuletide season is nearing, and now
is a good time. for reprinting.that classical eply, by Charles A.
Dana of the New York Sun. in answer to a little girl who was:
told by some older person that "there is no Santa Claus," The
child's name, was Virginia, and the understanding heart bf the
able editor grasped the situation, and he replied as follows:)
"Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been af-
fected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They think nothing
can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All
minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little.
In this great universe of ourrs man is a mere insect, an ant, in
his intellect, as compared with the boundless world around him,
as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole
truth and knowledge.
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as cetrainly
as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that
they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa
Claus-it would be as dreary as if there were io Virginias.
There would be no child-like faith, no enjoyment except in sense
and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the
SWorld would be extinguished.
"Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe
in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in
all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but
if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that
prove?" Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there
is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those
that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies
dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that
they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the
wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You
may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise
inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not
even the strongest men, or even the united strength of all the
strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith,
fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside the curtain and
view and picture the supernal beauty of glory beyond. Ia it all
real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is holding else real
"No Santa Claus! Thank God!-he lives, and he lives for-
ever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ren times a
thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the
hearts of children."
By The Other Fellow
The other evening, while return-
ing home from the St. Joe theater,
one of two men walking behind
me made the remark that "the fe-
n:ale of the species is more deadly
than the male."
Somebody no doubt a
married man speaking from ex-
perience, who was either shot,
kni2ed, biffed with a rolling pin or
had a spider dropped in his coffee
by his squaw, made this remark
and, believe it or not, as
my friend Bob Ripley would say,
the records from the start of hu-
man life up to the-present time re-
veal that this hombre spat a
Here is how it worked out:
Knowing that man couldn't be
a mother and get away with it,
the Lord sneaked a rib from
Adam while he was sleeping and
-made him a running mate .
sort of a vice-president's job, as
it were ... but she'd no more
than set up housekeeping than
she started in to kick up devil-
ment unlike a vice-presi-
dent .. and from that day
to this, man has been leaping from
the frying pan into the fire in an
effort to escape the all-talkie sex
and find a little peace and quiet.
You know the Lord told Adam
and Eve to gnaw freely on all fruit
in the Garden of Eden, except the
Tree of Knowledge and
if they bit into any of this particu-
lar fruit he'd knock them for a
As positive proof that woman is
the weaker sex. along came a
snake and whispered to Eve that
if she'd nibble on the forbidden
fruit she'd be as smart as a Flor-
ida real estate agent. And
she fell for it.
And, just like a woman, she
wasn't satisfied with having got.
ten herself into a mess, she
started out spreading the grief,
and Adam, being the only male
victim around at that early date,
she inveigled him to sneak a bite
and with that they dis-
covered they were as naked as a
couple, of: baby rhinoceroses .
and they -nmadi a grand rush to
cover up tbeir allui ug nudeness
with fig lea-vs.
And as I look. around today, I
find that ionoen are wearing just
about half a fig 'leaf and
still raising the devil iud making
monkeys out of us poor men.
There's no doubt about it.
the evidence is beyond all argu-
ment "the female of the
species is more. deadly than the
male." And yet, man-
fool that he is-no matter what
kind of treatment he gets from
women, keeps coming back for
more. And so endeth the
lesson for this week.
I expect to hear a lot about this
little object lesson from my fe-
male readers and if you
don't see this column next week,
you will know that I'm either in
the hospital or the cemetery.
Here's, 'an .anonymous poem-
all we can do is say: "Add cow
I want a cow, a speckled cow,
Whose horns are nice aUd crinkly,
Whose appetite is never slight,
Whose nose is soft and wrinkly.
If you should own this boviae roan
And do not care .to feed her,
Just rope her shin and drag her
Mein Gott. but how I need her!
You set I need a co'w to feed,
Explaining brings me pa'n, sir.
For I'll confess, in great distress,
I've raised a lot o" cain, sir.
I was feeling rather depressed
yesterday after reading the paper
-murders, scandals,. kidnapings
(Continued on Page 7)
i N 1 T A A
GOVERNOR CONE PROCLAIMS
i By proclamation of Governor
Fred P. Cone the week beginning
November 25 has been designated
as "Real Estate and Home Owner-
ship Week," in view of the annual
conventions in Florida this week
of the Florida Association of Real
Estate Boards and the southeast-
.ern region of the National Associ-
ation of Real Estate Boards.
The proclamation follows:
"Whereas, the growth and prog-
ress of Florida since its admission
to the Union has.peen marked by
a gradual increase in population,
the building of homes and by the
development of agriculture, indus-
try and commerce; and
"Whereas, in the interest of the
welfare and happiness of our peo-
ple it is well to advance the cause
of a sound and stable real estate
market to protect the investors,
and to direct public attention to a
greater appreciation of both the
monetary and intrinsic values de-
rived from home ownership here
in the Citrus Empire; and
"Whereas, an index of the grow-
ing tendency toward thrift and se-
curity has been demonstrated by
the interest our people have taken
in "the building of splendid com-
munities in every county-of our
state. Many thousand owners of
rea. property constitute the back-
bone of this commonwealth. It is
gratifying to know that so many
of the people have availed them-
selves of the privilege of realty
"Now, thei-efore, I. Fred P. Cone,
governor of Florida, do hereby.
proclaim the week beginning with
the 25th of November, one thou-
sand nine hundred thirty-seven as
Real Estate and Home Ownership
Week- within the limits of this
commonwealth, and respectfully
urge that all our people join in
Sir Henry Cole, an English so-
cial and educational reformer, in-
vented the first,'Christmas card.
It was six inches long and four
inches wide, and depicted in the
panels formed by a leafy trellis t
two acts of charity--clothing the t
needy and feeding the hungry.
Last year more than $100,000,000
worth of Christmas cards were t
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In addition to the actual mone-
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forest products, farmers, will, also
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trol effected by maintaining 'and
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In a recent talk to workers of
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service, C. H. Coulter, assistant
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Conservation- practices, fire pro-
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the farmer to earn from $1 to $4
or more per acre on forest land.
Trees can be planted to fill in
open spaces in the farm woods
and in old fields at small expense.
In fact, according to Mr. Coulter,
from 300 to 435 trees per acre can
be planted at a cost of $2 to $2.70,
including labor. No cultivating or
fertilizing is necessary and plant-
ing, thinning and other work can
be done during slack times.
Under the agricultural conserva-
tion program, pine trees can be
planted on crop land that will
qualify the land owner for pay-
ments up to $5 per acre. Work
sheets must be' flre and other re-
quirements of the program com-
The first revenue from pines
planted now will come in from 8
to 12 years in pulpwood thinning.
Gum, poles, saw timber and cross
ties will follow right along in suc-
Forest lands and their products
are a pretty good form of life In-
surance .and a steady income.
Once the forests have gotten a
good start, the income from them
will continue. Establishment of
forests now means a regular ani-
nual income from them in the fu-
In addition to straight income,
the forests are beneficial in that
they control soil erosion.
County agents and other work-
ers of the state agricultural ex-
ension service join the state for-
est service and the United States
Forest Service in urging Florida
armers to take care of their
woodlands and to plant more trees
in their old lands.
HUNTERS BUY STAMPS
Sportsmen, conservationists and
others bought 603,623 federal mi-
;ratory-bird hunting stamps dur-
ng the year ended June 30, 1937,
t is announced by the U. S. Bio-
oigical Survey. Florida's sales
Income from the stamps, which
c!l at $1 each, is used to aid in
efforts to rcplenish the supply of
-ild ducks and other waterfowl.
'he stamps are on sale at postof-
ces and are required before on'a
unts migratory waterfowl.
OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS
It aray not be generally known
hat Christmas has not always
een observed on December 25.
here was no celebration of the
activity until nearly 100 years af-
cr the death of Jesus. Since then
has been observed on the first
id sixth of January. March 29,
eptember 29, April 19 and -May
Approximately 6,0061?0 : -tte
hunting licenses are issued elDye
in the United States.
DICK POWEL IS STAR OF NEW
FILM MUSICAL PLAYING HERE
"Singing Marine" Plays Sun- len Jenkins,
day and Monday At audeville, J
St. Joe Theater
Just what the title indicates is The chief
the story of "The Singing Marine" is its simple
which, with Dick Powell as its that appeals
star, comes to the St. Joe Theater everyone ca
on Sunday and Monday. genuine fell
Dick is a marine a modest common life-
buck private at the San Diego source is ou
base-and he can sing. So his com- the gift of
rades get up a purse to send him Life which w
to New York to have a try at "Ma- world.-Arthi
jor Rowes" amateur hour.
At the same time, on her own, TORT(
Dick's sweetheart essays to enter, So great i
her voice into the competition. mand for th(
This is Doris Weston, a lovelyand ed tortoise,
talented newcomer to movies. She Malmesbury
doesn't get by. The Major's fa- of Good Hop
mous gong stops her. But Dick threatened v
becomes a tremendous success, stars are pa
That was just too bad! It goes $35 for well
to Dick's head. Spoiled by the
adulation of innumerable women, Long Islan,
and the fawning of chislers who river valley.
surround him, the young marine
forgets his comrades out on the .....
But after all he's only on a
leave of absence from the marine
corps, and when, at tue end of his We h
furlough he's shipped with the rest .
of his company to China. he has I CALL
a chance to redeem himself with
a splendid bit of heroism, which
i-stores him to everyone's good
A splendid cast surrounds Dick
Powell in the gay song and dance PHOT
fest, including Hugh Herbert, Al-
Dock Rockwell from
ane WVym7n and Veda
charm of Christmas
city. I. is a festival
to everyone, because
n unucersaudi it. A
owship pervades our
-a feilowsllip whose
ir comnion share in
the world'ss greatest
as given to the whole
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WOMAN'S CLUB,, HOSTESS TO
MRS. MILLARD' DAVIDSON
The regular meeting of the Wo-
man's Club' dr Wednesday, No-
vember: 1 7 was ;-postponed until
10:30 a. m...Thursday, at. which
time the club met in the Metho-
dist- church:- The church decora-
tions '-epicted the Thanksgiving
season with its ,vari-colored au-
tumn leaves and an old-Lime spin-
ning wheel, which took us back
to the long, long ago.'
After an informal business ses-
sion the. following Thanksgiving
program was r rendered, Music,
"Thanksgiving Song," chorus from
the club; reading, "The Courtship
of Miles Standish," by Margaret
Coleman directed by Miss Erline
McClellan"; oc'al 'solo, "The Old
Spinning Wheel," by Mrs. Aubrey
Marks of Apalachicola; address on
club work, by Mrs. Millard David-
son of Marianna. Each number
was extremely interesting-and en-
Mrs. B. D. Morris, president of
the Philaco Club of Apalachicola,
expressed her pleasure at being a
guest of the club. Mrs, Henedrson
of::Marianna and AIrs. Wilson and
Mrs. Taylor' f 'the' Port Inn also
were guests of the club.
Following adjournment at the
church, the club members and out;
of-town guests enjoyed: an-inoformal
but delectable luncheon at the
home of Mfsi B.. W. Eells.: The
beautiful colonial fells home was
truly a-perfect setting for the end
of a- perfect-day.- The tastily ap-
pointed table, from which Mrs.
Robert Bellows and Mrs. J. L.
Sharit served steaming hot coffee,
the gracious manner in which the
young matrons served the lunch.\
con, t he beautiful decorations
throughout the home, the cordial
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Eels
will be one of the pleasant mem-
ories of each guest present.
NEW METHODIST MINISTER
The Alabrn-an Conference of.the
Methodist Clurch South, in ses-
sion in Marianna last week, .ap-
pointed Rev. D. E. Marietta, for
the Port:St. Joe-Wewahitchka dis-
trict. It is state that the new
minister will be on the field for
the regular appointment December
IL: E. Robertson of Apalachicola
was visiting friends in Port St.
At the Churches
Rei E. Marretta, Pastor
:Church services 11 a. m.' and
7:30 p. mn., first and third Sundays.
Sunday school 10 a. m., every
W. M. S. meets Mondays, 3 p.
Rev 'Sizemoie, Pastor
Church services 11 a. m. and
7:45 p. m., every Sunday.
SSuilday school 10( a. m.
Bt. P. U. 6:45 P. m.
W. M. Y. 3 p. m,, Mondays.
Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m.,.Wed-
G. A., 4 p. m. Friday.
Rev. H. F. Beaty, Pastor-
Church services 11 a. m., fourth
Sunday; school 10 a. m. (at the
Ladies' Aid Society, 3:30. p. m.
every third Thursday.
Father Massey, Priest
Mass first and third Sundays at
10:15 a. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
10 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. m.-Devotional. -
7:30 p. m.-Evangelistic serv-
Ladies' Council meeting Tues-
Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
Mr. an-.. Mr- Eurban M. Bowen
announce the arrival of a 71/2-
pound daughter at the Panama
City hospital, November 20. The
iy6ung lady has been named Mabel
Mr. and Mrs. Cutchin announce
the' birth of a 10-pound girl Sun-
day,--.November 21. Dr. D. Byrd
'TMcMullen was the attending phy-
Christmas Seals, which went on
sale yesterday, provide a way in
which you can share your Thanks-
giving spirit with others. Buy and
use Christmas SeaUs;.' ,
Installation ceremonies for the
newly-formed American. Legion
Auxiliary were held Thursday eve-
ning of last week at the home of
Mrs. J. M. Smith, with Mrs. 0llie
Thompson of Milton, vice-presi-
dent of this district, officiating.
Officers installed were: Mrs.
Ruby Pridgeon, president; Mrs.
Eva Lovett, first vice-president;
Mrs. Zola Maddox, secretary; Mrs.
Lovie Coburn, treasurer; Mrs.
Florezell Connell, chaplain; Mrs.
Lois VanHorn, sergeant-at-arms;
Mrs., Alma Parker, historian.
Following the installation, Mrs.
Thompson gave a most inspiring
talk on the work of the auxiliary
and the part it should play in the
community. The meeting was then
turned over to the president, Mrs:
Pridgeon, who gave a short talk
and opened the meeting to the
members for discussion as to the
work planned for the auxiliary.
Following the business meeting,
Mrs. Smith served delicious hot
chocolate, sandwiches and cookies.
FRIDAY CLU,B ENJOYS
The Friday Bridge club was en-
tertained last week by Mrs. El-
derkin with a bridge luncheon at
her Beacon Hill home. The home
was beautifully decorated with au-
tumn colors. After several pro-
gressions of bridge were played,
prizes were awarded, high going
-to -Mrs... Khrone, .second-...t_ Mrs.
Binson and low to Mrs. VainHorii
The ladies enjoying Mrs. Elder-
kins hospitality were Mesdames
D. Dorsey, J. Hiles, E. Binson, P.
VanHorn, Treadwell, Khrone, Al-
len and P. Ivey.
Following presentation of prizes
the hostess served a delicious
salad course with cake and
BAPTIST WOMEN MEET'
WITH MRS. PRIDGEON
The Woman's Missionary Union
of the Baptist church met Monday
at the home of Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon
for their program meeting of the
month. Reports were heard from
the various committees and then
followed an interesting program
on "Syria and the Christian Work
Following' the program, Mrs.
Pridgeon served refreshments con-
sisti'ng of cbofee arid cake.
M : :e;ners present: were Mes-
dampes B. F. Daughtry, J. O. Bag-
-'tt, D.endy, E. C. Cason, K. Har-
rell, J. F. Miller, D. Miller, W. 0.
Martin. L. W. Owens, W. C. Prid-
oeon,...S. C. Priageon, Fred Mad-
dox, J. White, Hughes, L. R. Hol-
liday, and C. McClellan.
ORGANIZE AID SOCIETY
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church met last Friday afternoon
with Mrs. Davies for the purpose
of organizing a Ladies' Aid So-
ciety. The following officers were
chosen to head the new unit: Mrs.
H. F. Beaty, president; Mrs. Thos.
R. L. Carter, vice-president; Mrs.
.McGowen,.. secretary and treas-
.Socit Personals 1 Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
"VARIETY SHOW" TO BE
PRESENTED DECEMBER 10
Dan Farmer, band director, an-
nounces that practice has started
on a "Variety Show" to be pre-
sented at [the Port St. Joe high
school the evening of Friday, De-
cember 10. Proceeds of the show
will be used to purchase equip-
ment for the band being organ-
ized by Mr. Farmer and sponsored
by the Federal Music Project and
"An interesting program is be-
ing arranged," said Mr. Farmer,
"and it will be well worth your
money and time. There will be
dancing, singing, choruses, black
faces, acrobats, Tand and other
instrumental numbers. There are
all kinds .of surprises in store for
you. Come, bring your 'friends
with you; see what your town can
do and help your high school band.
You'll miss a treat if you miss
MONDAY BRIDGE CLUB
IS FORMED HERE
Several ladies met Monday af-
ternoon at the home-of Mrs. F.
Curtis for the purpose of organiz-
ing a Monday bridge club. The
hostess ushered her guests into a
living room attractively decorated
with fall flowers. After several
progressions of bridge, prizes were
awarded of $1 first prize and 50
cents second prize, 50 cents going
to the treasury. Refreshments of
candy and coca-cola were served.
Members of the club are Mes-
dames R. Miller, T. Owens, H. S.
Lilius, R. Huffman, J. Gloekler, J.
Hiles, B. Owens, J. Mira, F. Cur-
The next meeting will be held
with Mrs. Gloekler.
Mrs. Ben H. Graves
nesday for Tampa to
mother and brother.
ST. JOE THEATRE
A Martin-Davis Theatre
Bill Turner, Mgr.
: the home
7 n .. .. .ers. Co
W WITH Phone 55 for was $5.
A Appointment The ne
will be h
PRINCESS PERMANENT street.
Complete with hair-trim,
S shampoo and, set ...... $3.00 Up J. G
0 v 1 was a bu
Princess .-Beauty Shoppe .- r bu
1 l l l Tuesday.
;s will be held every 11 540;
irsday at 3:30 p. m., in c'b .
s of the different mem-:
flection for this nfeeting WED.-THURS.-DEC. 1-2
19 fWED.-THURS.-DEC. 1-2
xt meeting of the society I n w -- -
eld Decemnber 16 at the
Mrs. Beaty on Eighth
Sirmons of,,Tallaha$sse e,
siness visitor here Tues- i J ELREDGE. ENRYO'NEILLs
J,Id ELDRESGE- HENRY O'NEILL 1osept.Cr-an
Ccrdoan Oir.EdiSe nAcff-Directed by Bushy -rke;cy
S. G ;'' A COSMOPOLUTMnAN FC0OPrePnntd b War'a ro3m
leader k of Gallon. Ollio,; SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS EACH SHOW -
sines~ vito n _.- the- y ........ .
Eastern Star meetings-Second
and fourth Tuesday nights; Ma-
Woman's Club meeting First
and third Wednesdays, 4 p. m.;
Port Inn parlor.
American Legion Meets first
Monday in month at club house.
Legion Auxiliary Meets first
Monday in month at club house.
"THANKSGIVING" IS TOPIC
OF LOTTIE MOON GIRLS
The Lottie Moon Girls' Auxili-
ary met Monday at 4 o'clock at
the Baptist church for their regu-
laf'meeting. The topic for the ses-
sion was "Thanksgiving." Mrs. Ca-
son was in charge of the program,
which proved very interesting.
Members present were Virginia
Pridgeon, Carolyn Baggett, Doro-
thy Costin, Margie Costin, Gwen-
dolyn Howell, Janell Pridgeon,
Isabell Baggett, Mary Amelia Gib-
son, Flora Mae Cason,.Iazel Ca-
son and Miss Alma Baggett, pian-
The meeting next week will be
held at the church, as it is week
H. K. Johnston, publisher of the
Apalachicola Times, was, in Port
St. Joe Tuesday night endeavor-
ing to take the jackpot at.the St
Joe theater back to Apalach with
vi,-...tvvrtve-- t .....
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N E T IV
WOMAN'S CLUB BENEFIT -
The benefit bridge party at
Van's Recreation Hall last Friday
afternoon, sponsored by Mrs. J.
T. McNeill, Mrs. J. L. Sharit and
Mrs. Robert Huffman for the wel-
fare department of the Woman's
Club, was consideerd very success-
ful, both from an entertainment
and financial point of view.. The
hall was decorated in lovely fall
colors. Several progressions of
bridge were enjoyed, after which
prizes were awarded. Places of
business donating prizes for this
occasion were Miller Drug Store,
Princess Beauty Shoppe, St. Joe
Hardware Co., Black Cat Cafe,
Gulf Hardware Co., Costin's, Gary-
Lockhart Drug Co. and Little's
Service Station. Following award-
ing of the prizes, refreshments of
ice cream, cake and punch were
Present at the affair were Mes-
dames J. Hiles, B. Owens, M. L.
Kelly, J. Gloekler, D. Dorsey, D.
C. Mahon, H. Saunders, Robert
Bellows, B. W. Bs:;s, Robert Iuff-
man, Miller, J. Mira, M. Lopez, H.
Soule, V. Allen, E. Binson, P. Van-
Horn, P. Ivey, Montgomery, Na-
varre, Khrone, Patrick,. J. Sharit,
and Miss Barbara Weston.
WEDNESDAY. BRIDGE CLUB
MEETS WITH MRS. RAMSEY
The Wednesday Night Bridge
Club met this week at the home of
Mrs. Ed Ramsey. Mrs. Ramsey's
home was beautifully decorated
with vari-colored decorations de-
picting the Thanksgiving season.
After several progressions of
bridge, prizes were awarded, high
going to Mrs. G. Gore, consisting
of a lovely salad bowl and fork;
second high was awarded to Mrs.
J. M. Smith, being a beautiful
guest towel. Following presenta-
tion o.f prize-. Mrs. Ramsey served
a delcious salad 'course and hot
tea. '- -
The following members were
present: Mesdamcs L. Lilius, Cur-
tis, J. M. Smith; G. Gore, M. Tom-
linson, B. Owens, T. Owens, H.
Soule; R. Coburn, T. Gibson, J.
Gloekler and B. Pridgeon.
The Misses Muriel McCracken
and Ann Ford of Tallahassee were
the week-end guests of Miss Av-
aryee Collier and Miss Louise
W. M. "Doc" Briggs of Valdosta,
Ga., was a business visitor here
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Port St. Joe, Fla.
Mrs. Henry Robbins of Apalachi-
cola was visiting friends in town
Mrs. James Bloodworth of Ap-
alachicola was visiting Friday in
Port St. Joe.
Miss Kathleen Marshall of Ap-
alachicola was visiting friends
Claude Steel and Billie Brock
of Atmore, Ala., were the guests
Thursday and Friday of Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Roberts.
Miss Ruby Goth of Apalachicola
was visiting in the city Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jones and
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hodges spent
Sunday in Marianna attending the
Mrs. A. N. Fortunas of Apalachi-
cola was a visitor here Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mormon of
Boga:usa, La., arrived in Port St.
Joe Wednesday to spend Thanks-
giving with Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Eells and family.
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Pridgeon and
son, Benny, of Wewahitchka, were
the guests Monday of Mrs. E. C.
A. J. Tolin of Perry was a busi-
ness visitor in the city Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Farmer left
Wednesday for Headland, Ala., to
spend the Thanksgiving holidays
with the former's parents. Ewell
Farmer, who had been visiting
,here for. several days, returned to
Headland with them.
W. M. Baxter of Pensacola was
in the city Tuesday on business.
W. R. Gait, Jr., of Tallajassee,
is the guest for several days of
his father, City Manager W. R.
Dr. D. Byrd McMullen left
Wednesday for Clearwater to
spdnd Thanksgiving with his fam-
ily. He will return Sunday.
Pierce Wood left Wednesday for
Quincy to spend the Thanksgiving
holiday with home folks.
Russ Davis of Chipley was in
the city Tuesday on business.
U. L. Perry, of the army engi-
neers, was in the city Monday on
official business from Panama
W. J. Holly left Wednesday for (
Pascagouia, Miss., ~z spend the
Thanksgiving holidays with his t
A. L. Livingston of Tallahassee
was in town Tuesday on business.
I. L. Campbell and B. M. Fields r
eft Wednesday for Panama City s
to spend the holiday with their o
.n mi f C
C. E. Denver of Pensacola was
n the city Monday on business. h
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bowman of a
'ort Arthur, Texas, arrived in the F
ity last week. They are visiting
Ir. Bowen's mother, Mrs. J. A.
Ihristmas, and Mr. Christmas.
Edward IM. Crawford visited i1
friends inApalachicola Tuesday ti
Guy M. Beaty and family of
harlotte, N. C., were the gude'ts
aturday of Rev. H. F. Beaty and S
Subscribe to- The Star-$2 year. fc
Rem embert Eery
Child This Xmas
People of Port St. Joe Are Urged
To Exhibit Christmas
With but a short time to wait
before the arrival of Christmas
and for the visit of good old Saint
Nicholas, the children of Port St.
Joe, Gulf county and the whole
world are counting the hours and
even the minutes. If they aren't,
they must be sick or abnormal.
Some lists already have been
made and the long wait for the
time to come is being borne im-
While Christmas is primarily a
children's holiday, the grownups
of Port St. Joe and vicinity will
have a great part in making it a
real success. The very founda-
tion of the observance of Christ-
mas is giving, and without this
there would be no Christmas.
To some people Christmas giv-
ing has come to mean an "ex-
change of gifts" rather than any
unselfish giving. We give to those
from whom we expect to receive,
and give in proportion to what we
do receive. By doing so, we lose
the real meaning of the observ-
ance and the joy we might re-
Wouldn't it be a fine thing this
Christmas if every citizen of Port
St. JoD would accept the responsi-
bility of giving something to some-
one less fortunate than himself
and thus help to lighten that per-
son's load a little? There are al-
ways people around us who,
through no fault of their own, are
having such a struggle for exist-
ence that even a little would help
We read in, the newspapers of
the larger cities where the welfare
associations already are preparing
lists of the neediest cases that
have come to their attention and
help is solicited for these. Money
and assistance is given by rich
and poor alike to help these un-
While we. may not do this in
Port St. Joe, still all of us know
of some child. so:ne man or wo-
man who, unless some outside aid
is received, will have a rather bar-
ren, cheerless Christmas. Surely,
we couldn't enjoy our Christmas
as much if we failed to share our
much or little with others.
Let's make this an unselfish
Christmas, remembering the words
of Him whose birthday we are ob-
serving when he said: "It is moral
blessed to give than to receive."
FIRE DESTROYS TOOL SHED
Fire of undetermined origin de-
stroyed one of the Langston-Mur-
phy tool houses Monday night. The
:onflagration was too far under-
way at the time of its discovery
to save the structure. Damage is
estimated at about $1000.
STARTS GARAGE APARTMENT
T. G. Williams, of the account-
ng department of the St. Joe Pa-
per Company, has started con-
struction of a garage-apartment
In Ninth street.
CLEARS GROUND FOR GARAGE
W. O. Anderson th:s week has
ad workmen clearing ground on
Second street for construction of
garage. Mr. Anderson is the
(Continued frou. page 1)
zed and directed to execute a cer-
ficate of completion and accept-
ace for and in behalf of the city
A Port St. Joe."
You'll want to use Christmas
eals on ALL your letters from
ow through Christmas. Tie that
ring to your finger, so you won't
rrget to buy.them NOW!
While the board of city com-
missioners were deep in a dis-
cusson of certain regulations
pertaining to zewer connections
Tuesday night the telephone bell
jangled discordantly to inter-
rupt these weighty matters. M.
P. Tomlinson, city clerk, an-
swered the call in a very non-
chalant manner, and the board
continued with their discussion.
This was changed in an in-
stant when Tomlinson rushed
from his office with this start-
ling announcement: "The hotel's
It was as though he had said
"The Indians are coming." T.
H. Stone jumped up so quickly
his, chair overturned in the path
of Mayor Sharit, who already
had left his seat and was grab-
bing for his coat. Marshal Jones
had dropped his uniform cap
and picked it up on the run.
Commirsioner Pridgeon already
was down the front steps and
Clerk Tomlinson was struggling
desperately with his overcoat.
City Engineer Gait grabbed his
hat on the run, much as a foot-
ball player would pick a forward
pass out of the air and moved
to the door so quickly he cre-
ated a small tornado in his
..wake, scattering the papers on"
the council table hither and
But it- was all for naught.
When the w~ould-be firemert ar-
rived in a cloud of dust at Port
Inn they were informed that it
was a small roof blaze, ignited
by a spark from the chimney,
and had been extinguished with
a bucket of water.
Willis Rowan of the University
of Florida, Gainesville, arrived
Monday to spend the holidays with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Rumania has 20,000,000 people,
of whom about 80 per cent are
Christmas Seals went on sale
yesterday-every day they go on
W. L. McGuire of Charleston, S.
C., was visiting in the city Sunday.
St. Joe Radio Service
WE GIVE A COMPLETE CHECK-UP ON
ALL MAKES OF RADIOS
When your Radio don't make a squeak
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~A~ sX rf TA~- PtI~yo~w~r 6 I3
MEMOIRS OF A DOOMED
AND FORGOTTEN CITY
(The following contribution to
these "Memoirs" is made by L. C.
Mahon of the Gulf service station,
and is taken from an exchange.)
(Continued from Last Week)
In this subtropical land Nature
swiftly obliterates man's ablest at-
tempts to check her eternal work
of destroying and rebuilding, and
nowhere is this unequal struggle
more pathetically depicted than
along the low coastal plain of St.
Joseph Bay where once stood one
of Florida's historical cities, the
few scattered relics of which are
now known as "Old St. Jo."
Many foreign seaboard countries
have their traditions of cities that
long ago were engulfed by the fury
of the sea, but in this newer world,
in our own United States, we
know of but one fair city that has
met such a fate and that was "Old
Near four score years .ago men
with unbounded ambition and lust
for gold, the peers of the strenu-
ous business men of today,.builded
as strongly and solidly as could
be done with cement, brick and
tir'ber. a city here that drew to
i's portals many a prominent mer-
chant and traveler of the world
cf 0S years ago.
Even then the transportation
c'uestion had become the para-
r-ount issue of tne day. Peter
Cooper had built the first locomo-
-ive in the United States; trans-
rort by steamship was extended;
tillage of the soil had reached the
limit of profit because of the cost
of -lih~ owing to;-the increasing
distance of platitations from the-
sea coast and the paucity of even
fair wagon roads; while the whole
world was waking to the possibili-
ties of steam taking the place of
t:'e horse and tlha sweeps of the
flatboat mn' ns. they labored
aa-'rst the flood -of the swollen
rivC : .
Georgia's -o'ton crop was al-
ready being i:rgcly supplemented
by that from Alabama, all of
vwbich was laboriously moved to
the water, where it was forwarded
to New England or English ports.
It was the demand for the more
crnnomical transportation h e r e
that drew to its portals many of
these products that caused a few
soon to rival Charleston, Savan-
nah or New Orleans both in trade
Along the shore of the bay near
the railway terminus were spa-
cious and handsome stores, with
public hostelries, buildings, bil-
liard halls and -oter places of
amusement facing the water; far-
ther back were stately churches
and public buildings, while still
farther back from the turmoil of
business, along streets shaded by
oaks and palms, were the elegant
homes of the professional and
business men of old St. Jo.
Thus for a decade, between
1835 and 1845, St. Jo held a place
among the living cities of the
lower South. The few remaining
stones in the old burying grounds
situated a mile or more back
from the shore on a little oak-
covered knoll, show that the first
interment therein was in 1831, the
last in 1850. It is said that in its
prosperous days there were over
5,000 inhabitants In the little city,
while to the inlander the Gulf
beach with its cool.breezes drew
to the favored, spot during the
long, hot summer days from the
plantations and cities of lower
Georgia and Alabama many pro-
fessional men, planters and mer-
chants with their families and ser-
On a summer day in the year
1846, when the season was at its
height, there sailed into the har-
bor from some tropical port a ves-
sel with an unwelcome guest on
board. This was no welcome guest
-his name the "yellow death."
Daily showers had filled t h e
n6isome marshes surrounding the
city with lukewarm, fuming wa-
ter; the moist, hot air was swel-
tering and depressing; swarms of
mosquitoes rose from their many
breeding places in marsh and
swamp, as well as from the nu-
merous ditches that interlaced the
city so :in n' messengers of,
death. The medical science that
has since (onqluered the awful
ravages of yellow fever and robbed
it of its terrors had: not then been
born. To be stricken was to die.
Secretly, silently, this fateful
guest stalked through the busy
streets,, stole into the stores and
offices, tete-a-teted with the beau-
ty and chivalry of the city at
of the active, energetic men of charming entertainments, touched
the early 30's to construct from hands, with the many who wined
Tola, on the Apalachicola river, to and dined in the public hostelries
St. Joseph Bay one of the first and frolicked with the old and
steam railroads in the United young in this memorable year of
With its completion began the One morning the news flew
movement to the ship's sides at throughout the city that there had
St .Tn hv a much more inexpen- i d,. 1 nth f.. l.l,,. f .r. .
Season to Open
WILL CLOSE DAY FOLLOWING
CHRISTMAS; HUNTERS ARE
URGED TO BE CAREFUL
The migratory fowl hunting sea-
son will open in Gulf and the 66
other counties of the state tomor-
row and the banging of guns may
disturb your early morning sleep.
The season will close the day
a f t e r Christmas. Thanksgiving
shooting was prohibited by the
federal biological survey in an at-
tempt to reduce t he wildlife
The state game and fresh water
fish commission forecasts an ex-
cellent season. Hatching and grow-
ing weather was favorable during
the spring and summer, and the
early blasts of winter in the North
have driven migratory birds into
the warmer climes.
The kill this season may be even
greater than it was last year. Ac-
cording to figures compiled from
various sources the total last year
was: Quail, 608,987; doves, 369,-
022; duck, 34,901; squirrel, 298,-
254; turkey, 2,874, and geese, 189.
Hunters are warned to be care-
ful with their guns, as they may
,kill themselves, their companions
or some nearby hunter if they get
They are also urged to
ful of fires in the woods.
fire can do great damage
erty and game.
AUTRY STARS IN
AT ST. JOE THEATER
Gene Autry, proclaimed Ameri-
ca's "Public Cowboy No. 1," rides
again! His newest opus. "Boots
and Saddles," plays Saturday at
the St. Joe Theater. Gene turns
in an excellent performance, with
his usual catchy songs and his
nonchalant manner. In the course
of the production he reforms two
hoss-rustlers, and a spoiled 10-
year-old brat as well.
Assisted by an able cast includ-
ing "Smiley" Burnette, Ra Hould,
Judith Allen and Guy Usher, it is
no wonder that Gene's latest pic-
ture has been eagerly awaited by
his host of fans.
Spud, young owner of the ranch
Gene manages, arrives in Amer-
ica to sell it to Nea;e, an unscrup-
ulous rancher. Neale, intending to
use the ranch for training army
horses, is furious when Gene sug-
gests to Spud that he do likewise
without selling the property. Gene
and the boys ride out to the army
-+ u -p-os to ps t-e 1- 1 -1 ( 11 -tiie
-3. J.. .....- -.- --.. j--- i a cUl ul t yenuow lever. post to present tier bid and Gene
sire method, the cotton from the Bankers for a moment ceased meets and falls In love with the
foremost cotton producing terri- counting money and discounting colonel's daughter, Bernice.
story of the world. This caused bills, lawyers laid aside their The colonel, perplexed by the
the erection here of wharves, briefs and turned their thoughts closeness of the bids fApm Gene
warehouses, stores and offices, to this unconquered enemy of and Neale, declares a race, stat-
with a commodious shipyard, and mankind; doctors pored over their ing his intention to award the con-
the young village soon became medical books and papers, seeking tract to the winner. Neale, in-
quite metropolitan, for the then unobtainable knowl- flamed further at Gene because of
The growing city then pros- edge wherewith to combat success- his love for Bernice, burns down
pered and spread itself like "a fully this mortal disease; the the stable sheltering the horses o'
green bay tree." Vessels brought newspapers stopped their presses Gene. Nevertheless, Gene man-
to its inhabitants the luxuries of that they might insert the news; ages to win the race, riding
the Old World as they returned merchants quit offering their Champ, and Neale is discovered
from. Li rerpool for more cotton; wares, wondering what the out- to be the rogue that he is.
while those returning from New come might be; while mothers Satisfaction reigns through the
England ports were laden with the clasped their offspring, thinking camp as Spud receives the con-
choicer products of the New thereby to shield them from im-
World. Florida's historian, G. R. pending danger, the day before flushed with youth
Fairbanks, states that in Decem- Another day passed, and more and beauty now blanched with
ber, 1838, an important conven- deaths were announced. The pro- fear.
tion was held here to formuate a cessions to the little burying The heretofore prosperous city
state constitution. He further says ground beyond the cypress swamp was doomed. The death angel held
that "it was by all odds the ablest to the rear of the city became fre- undisputed sway. None was spared.
body of men ever assembled in quent. The powers of the negro Sobn none were left but the few
Florida." grave-diggers were taxed to the who escaped and the pure-blooded
Its railway connection with the uttermost to open sufficient graves African, who is immune. The
Apalachicola river brought to its for the oft-recurring processions, famed city of St. Joseph'was dead.
doors not only the products, but The limited stock of coffins was (Editor's Note: To those who
the people, who used the Chatta- exhausted. The carnival of Death may be saving this series of ar-
loochee and Flint rivers and their had opened most auspiciously. It tides, the above should precede
t,'--itaries as waterways to reach had already eclipsed and ended all the first installment in ordet tp,
the coast, and st. Jo promised festivities. Cheeks that were.but read correctl)
tract and Gene receives Bernice's
smile as they ride on toward the
ranch to the chorus of "Boots and
Manager Bill Turner announce
that on Saturday's program will
be shown the first installment of
the new and thrillift serial, "Se-
cret Agent X-9."
The 62nd and last county to be
created in New York state was
Bronx, formed from a part of. New
York county in 1914.
ST. JOE ICE
I Manufacturers of
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WE SPECIALIZE IN
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ON HIGHWAY NO. 10 W. COLLINSWORTH,, Mgr.
Port St. Joe
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SBoth Light and Darkt
Cakes are of the highest quality, made from
fruits, nuts, egg retc. 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
_ . . . .
J. L. KERR
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Given Away Weekly!!
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''-: 'r',- :' f: d't i. : V .Tl tet, .iet.i ~ pile in ors e..raie tJleM.ckin an English ac-
Pi~ARLV'ADl I..tcI.S-in wM. records is Equipoises's onje .nAite t ,0la4 loc Bte i the
S:342-5 seconds, raced at Arlingt6n 18th century atthe age of 99.
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A l.l A P .ods.I d l A4vertising paysk-try it!-
URGE OFDRAK Application Blanks Mailed By Wel- FOR TEACHER
fare Board; Hope to Issue _MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
POSTMASTER ASKS.CO-OPERA- Checks Before Xmas OTHERWISE THEIR PAY WILL
TION OF PUBLIC IN BE DELAYED, COMPTROLLER W
EARLY MAILING Application blanks to be used by J. M. LEE ANNOUNCES PALM POINT INN N -
sightless and near-sightless per- PAM P T IN
sons in applying for state assist- Comptroller J. M. Lee this week FOR AN ENJOYABLE EVENING
Postmaster H. A. Drake this dance were distributed this week stated that public school teachers
week began urging the public to in Gulf county by the district of- won't get their December pay
"shop now and mail early for de- fice of the state welfare board. cecs on timeless counties go R FRESHME TS DANCING
livery before Christmas Day." This action waz taken in antici- out and borrow moneyREFRESHMENTSNC
"During the holiday time the nation that the aid to the blind With $1,253,367 due teachers in No Profanity Alowed
volume of mail increases approxi- plan, now before the national so- another five days, the state now
mately 200 per cent," said the cial security board in Washington, has but $308,628 in its school fund.
postmaster. "and it is a physical will be approved by the state wel- "We may get enough to brinWILLIAMS op.
m ssibility to handle th great fare board the total to about $350,000, but I ': '. -. ..
mass of mail matter efficiency District directors have been in- don't lnkow of any way to pay the
and promptly within a few days.. structed to begin the enrolling of teachers in full the first of De-
Therefore to assure delivery of applicants as soon as the blanks member unless the counties can
your Christmas presents, cards are received and to follow through borrow the money," Comptrollr
and letters by Christmas Day, I as rapidly as possilgle after the Lee said.
urge all patrons of the Port St. formal approval is obtained. It is Automobile license tags will be
Joe postoffice to shop and mail hoped that all the blind will re- placed on sale in all counties on
early. ceive checks in time for Christmas December 1, and money received e Advantage te F-Seaon
"Do your Christmas shopping so spending, if not before the Yule- from this source will be credited
that you can mail your gifts, greet- tide season to the teachers salary fund. ThisSavins
ings and letters to relatives, loved: The sum of $200,000 has been e s t ake up the De- : :
ones and friends at least a week may be used to make up the De- "
ones and friends at least allocated for the payment of member shortage before Christmas
or ten days before Christmas, ac- gattohebidnder-ld
i grants to the blind and near-blind, sb that teachers will be paid in Let: Me6 Figure Any Building
.,cording to the distance. This will estimated to number 1,200 in thefbt-i. ...t"
full by the time they leave their That You Desire
not only make it certain that they state of Florida. class rooms for the holidays.ThatYou Deire
are received before Christmas The state social security act Licensetg collections probably
Day, but 'will be a great aid to provides for monthly assistance of will total about $5,500.000 this win-
your postal service and to postal not exceeding $30 to all blind who ter, Lee believes The tate school YOU CAN BE PROUD
employes and enable them to have been residents of Florida for appropriation is $11,280,000 annu- OF A HOME
spend the Christmas holiday with five years of the past nine years ally. Gross receipts taxes, gasoline BUILT BY US
their families." m and who have resided within theal d otr so es suly te
Ail e.. stated orth pate who have r e wh taxes and other sources supply the
All parcels must be securely state for the past year; who have remainder.
packed and wrapped. Use strong not sufficient.'income' or other re- wo payments of $1,253,367 al-
paper and heavy twine, sources to provide reasonable sub- ready have been made by the state
There will bwe no mail delivery sistence cominpatible with decency since the hooen made by the state
on Christmas Day, but special de- of health; who are not inmates of Septembr y s TA YLO R
livery letters wil.be delivered :o any public institution at the time pt ller. Le sd te
Sthat day, of receivig assistance;. who hiave Comptroller Lee said the state's
that ay, of receiving assistance who have operating treasury probably would GENERAL CONTRACTOR Port St. Joe
not made a transfer of property have sufficient money by the end
for the purpose of rendering them- of November to .mae the payroll
SE. CLAY LEWIS, JR -:-selves eligible, and who are not of state employes, which totals
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW receiving old age assistance. about $240,000. Expense accounts
SAn eligible Is defined in the'plan and bills for supplies sold to the
Co.tin Building as "a : blind or near-blind person se ae not b g pai. Upa
Port St. Jde" Ftorida whose -central .visual 'acuity is accounts now total about $700,000,
.20200 or less in the better, eye according to Lee.
with correcting glasses or who has according to Lee.
a disqualifying field defect in STARDUST AND MOONSHINE
OUR ;j| which'the peripheral fluid has con-
USE tracted to such an extent that the (Continued from Page 2)
widest.diameter or visual field ex- wars in China and Spain, the
LAY-A-W AY tends -an angular distance no stock market shaky and the wor-
greater than 20 de Igrees." "ied citizen facing the greatest
Plan greater than 20 degrees."
Plan taxes and the greatest federal WE CAN SUPPLY YOU
and NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL debt in history-when in came a'
Se tYour COURSES IN FLORIDA couple of .young people, both of
ARE RECOMMENDED voting age. m atter hoall
Xmas Gifts Now! "Did Myra get out of that last NO matter how s ll or how
n advisory committee meeting scrape all right?" asked one, while
ILIS in Tallahassee recently, tenta- the other said, "Did Dick Tracy large your order, come to us.
LILIUStive;y'-recommended to State Su- catch the 'Blank'?"
e'rint ndent Coln Eng i, the in- The things they .were most in- our business will be
JEW rELR Y CO. "cintefdent ConraEn Hsh ctohe sien terested in were whether Myra a p. 'ei
J EW 1 "ELRY CO.- production of several new courses were' whether Myra
in to the -curricula of Florida North was safe and whether Dick recil e
S schools. Tracy had "got his man"-both of
hools whom are fictitious comic strip
In its almost complete list of
You Can Always proposals, the committee sug- characters. And there I G ulf' H w '
Find.Your Favorite gested that the state add to its was worrying about the condition
Brand of-- free textbook service courses of of the country. a
4 music in second to twelfth grades, I decided that as long as the
B EE R general business ,n Junior and youngpeople and voters had such
senior high schools, general math-a sense of humor, the man-made
senior high schools, general math- troubles of our nation would prob-
W H|I WET ematics in addition to algebra in r r
the ninth grade, and science read-ably be solved in due course and
the nth grade and sc e read- in spite of the politicians, specu- BUILDING SUPPLIES PORT ST. JOE
ers in the elementary grades. The ors and war promoters.
committee also, proposed some
TV N E changes in the foreign language
-courses inhigh schools.
S'I ;- J I BA. -The first three-reel motion pic-
0 ST1 JOE.B A R ture was "Buffalo Bill," made in
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TOUR OF PAPER MILL
(Contnuedt from page 1)
by steel pilings, with a 100-foot
Continuing our tour, we were
shown the huge warehouse for
the storage of the completed prod-
uct. We estimated that this room
alone could hold the entire popu-
lation of Gulf county and still have
sufficient space left for each indi-
vidual to swing a cat by the tail
without endangering his neighbor.
"This warehouse," said Mr. Wood,
"is, in my belief, the only one in
the United States constructed so
close to deep water." It sets back
about 30 feet from the edge of the
We then entered the mill proper
which was a-hum with activity,
riveting machines beating out
their staccato rat-a-tat-tat, concrete
mixers groaning and rumbling,
huge cranes' puffing and wheezing
as they hoisted pre-fabricated
steel beams into place, the high-
pitched hum of generators used in
furnishing electric current to the
electric welding machines and
above all, the shouts of workmen
calling to one another as they
clambered busily about the steel
skeletons like so many busy bees
storing up honey for the winter
One of the main structures be-
ing rushed to completion is a large
concrete warehouse to be used for
the storage of cake salt, a ship-
ment of which is expected from
Chile on December 28. The ca-
pacity of this structure will be 900
tons of salt, which is used in the
manufacture of paper.
We turned from the chill wintry
blast that was blowing the sand
seaward, into the comparative
warmth of the boiler rbom where
three monster boilers are nearing
completion to furnish the large
amount of power necessary for
operation of the plant. These boil-
ers, each of 800 horse-power and
carrying a pressure of 650 pounds.
are the most modern to be found
in any manufacturing concern in
the country. They are a complete
mass of pipes. and are said to be
the most efficient and economical
of any boiler manufactured. They
will burn oil.
Leaving the boiler room, we:
circled around the structure, view-
ing huge masses of tanks and
pipes which will be used to con-
vert the logs into pulp and whose
operation, as Mr. Wood pointed
out, it would take a technician to
.Entering a door :'on thd"-:north
side of the building, we mounted
to the second floor where are be-.
ing installed on massive support-
ing pedestals the huge cylinders
which will carry the drying belts
to support the wood pulp as it
comes from the digesters and mix-
ers, and from whence it will come
as the finished product. This ma-
chine alone stretches almost the
entire length of the main building,
and provision is made on this
floor for a second machine of simi-
lar size which, when installed, will
double the capacity of the plant.
Provision is also made in some of
the buildings for expansion at a
future date, the side walls being
constructed of temporary sheet
metal instead of brick, and from
what we gathered, this expansion:
plan will be put into effect in the
very near future, although Mr.
Wood did not care to state defi-
By this time our mind was a
jumble of data and figures, and
we paused but briefly to look into
the large machine shop equipped
with all the necessary lathes,
drills and special machinery to
handle expeditiously the work of
the mill; a view of the boiler room
from the second floor-the boilers
are two-stories m height; the
enormous switchboard with its
master synchronizing motor and
maze of switches and relays used
to control the paper-making ma-
chinery, and the thousand and one
minor details that were brought to
our attention. We wanted
to hurry back to our typewriter
and endeavor, in our own small
way, to put down on paper what
we had seen in order that our
readers might, through our eyes,
gain some idea of the magnitude
of this paper mill which is chang-
ing Port St. Joe from a small vil-
lage into an industrial city with
unlimited opportunity f9r expan-
Water, of which the mill will
use an unlimited quantity, will be
furnished from 16 wells stretching
from in back of the company of-
fice on the Panama City highway
four and a half miles northeast-
ward toward Wewahitchka. It will
be conducted to the mill, at the
rate of 7,500 gallons per minute,
by a pipeline just laid which be-
gins at the first well as a 10-inch
line and enters the company prop-
erty as a 26-inch main.
SThe compaily ha its own water
system and fire plugs, and this is
connected with- the, city's water
mains by~two lock gates which,
should a conflagration within the
city limits require it, can be
thrown open and this huge sup-
ply of water turned into the city's
pipes under high pressure to aid
in fire-fighting-or vice versa.
FOREST POLICY OF MILL
IS MEETING WITH FAVOR
(Continued from page 1)
opposed to destructive wood prac-
tices and has adopted simple and
easily understood rules which pro-
ucers are being urged to follow.
By cutting according to these
rules, sufficient trees will be left
to establish a stance of timber for
the future. The company cannot
enter into an agreement to buy
pulpwood from producers who do
not operate their timber upon a
conservative basis, with the cut-
ting practices specified in the
agreement being a minimum."
The forest practices as outlined
by the company require that pro-
ducers cut worked-out turpentine
trees and non-turpentine trees and
leave at least six thrifty seed
trees per acre unless sufficient
young growth is present (a seed
tree is a thrifty pine 10 inches or
more in diameter outside the bark
four and one-half feet from the
No round or one-faced turpen-
tine trees are to be cut except
such as. are defective or where- paid:ir:9 per -uwit, -tfob. cars.
thinning are needed. Thinnings
may be .ade so as to leave-not CITY .MOVES TO TAKE
less than 50 tree, six to' nine
inches in diameter outside the
bark 12 inches from the ground,
In cutting loblolly or black pine,
producers are asked to cut no pine
trees smaller than eight inches in
diameter outside the bark, 12
inches above the ground except
where at least 150 pine trees
five feet or more in height, will
be left per acre. If 90 per cent
of the trees are over eight inches
in diameter 12 inches above the
ground, half of the units per acre
may be cut.
OVER ELECTRIC PLA
(Continued from Page 1)
or 22 per cent. By 1917 municipal
plants constituted more than 35
per cent of tli 6,542 plants in the
Ten years later there were more
municipal plants in the country
than private ones. The number
private plants, in 1927 was 2,13
of municipal plants, 2,198.
Today there are 2,581 cities op-
erating their own plants.
It has been found by these 2,--,
cities that the cost of operation
Producers are also urged in cut- of a municipal plant is consider-
ting stands of timber larger than ably lower than that of an in-
eight inches in diameter to leave dependent company because the
at least eight pine seed trees per municipal plant always amortizes
acre if there are not 150 pine trees or pays off its capital account,
five feet or more in height per thus gradually lessening the inter-
acre. est and principal 'payment each
Care is urged to prevent forest year until. finally they are elimi-
fires, and every precaution used nated. Private companies do not
to prevent them originating from pay off their capital account, but
pulpwood operations. increase it-and capital charge
The company offers the fullest constitute from 60 to 80 per cent
cooperation to owners in assist- of the cost of producing eclectic
ing them in obtaining dependable current.
advice where special treatment of The city commissioners of Port
a timber tract is desired. St. Joe have taken all these n:a-
Mr. Wood stated that pulpwood ters into consideration and believe
is piling up along railroad sidings it to be to the best interest of the
from Hosford in Liberty county to city to acquire its own electric
Crestview westerly; to Live Oak plant. However, that will be el-
easterly along the Coast Line rail- tirely up to the voters of the city
road, and from Bainbridge to Val- to decide for themselves at the
dosta, Ga., northerly. Price being proper time.
FOR THRIFTY HOUSEWIVES OF PORT ST. JOE
Cranberry Sauce, can....10c MILK, 4 small ..............15c
Grapefru"t, 3 for ............15c MATCHES, 3 Ig. boxes 10c
iPotatoes 10 Ibs-23c
LIMA BEANS, 2 lbs ....5c FIELD CORN, 3 cans 25c
POTTED MEAT, 6 for 25c COOKING OIL, gal. ....95c
Fresh PORK HAM, lb. 23c CHUCK ROAST, per lb 15c
STEW BEEF, 2 lbs. ....25c Smoked SAUSAGE, lb. 20c
BAY SHORE GROCERY
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