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Port St. Joe-Site of th, $7,500,000
DuPont Paper Mill-Florida's fast-.
est growing little city. In
the heart of the pine belt.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME IV PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1941 NUMBER 15
Have Status Change
Are Urged to Notify Local Board
Of Selective Service Within
"Registrants should d be im-
pressed with the fact that if
there is any change in. their sta-
tus after classification by their lo-
cal board of selective service, they
should notify the board," B. W.
Eells, chairman of the Gulf. county
"For instance,' he explained, "a
married man is divorced-that
changes his classification; if a
man, important in his organiza-
tion, loses his job, it also changes
his classification; birth' of chil-
dren in .the registrant's family
may change his classification. Men
should report to the local board
any change in their status which
would affect their classification
within five days of any such
Questionnaires are mailed to
registrants according to their or-
der numbers, which were deter-
mined by lot. The registrant has
five days from the time the ques-
tionnaire was mailed to fill it in
and return it to the local board.
The .answers to questions in the
"Registrant's Statement Regarding
Classification," and any affidavit
submitted by the employer form
the basis of the facts on which
the local board determines the in-
dividual's eligibility for Class II
A deferment is not an exemp-
tion. It is a stay for the purpose
of giving the employer time to
train or to otherwise secure a re-
placement. At the termination of
the deferment period, the indi-
vidual's case will come up before.
the board for reclassification.
Where an employer has sub-
mitted an affidavit to a local
board, there is' a responsibility
upon him as well as upon the em-
ployee to notify the board of any
material change in the employee's
status which'would affect his clas-
sification. Obviously, a change in
a registrant's job, cessation of
work, promotion or demotion, or a
change in labor supply may easily
change the occupational status of
the employee so as to avoid any
present deferment, justify a fur-
ther deferment, or justify a re-
quest for occupational deferment
which had not been previously
PAPERMAKERS LOCAL TO
SPONSOR BIRTHDAY BALL
The President's Birthday Ball
to be held Thursday night, Janu-
ary 30,, at the Centennial building,
will again be sponsored by the
Papermakers Local No. 379.
MILL CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
The mill of the St. Joe Paper
company closed down this, week
for about ten days for the purpose
of inspecting and overhauling ma-
Mrs. J. L. Strong and Mrs. A.
D. Thompson and small daughter
of Savannah, Ga., are guests this
week of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jones
To Mobile Hospital
Mrs. Al Hendsley has gone to a
Mobile hospital for treatment. Her
many friends wish her a speedy
recovery. .; .,
COMMANDING THREE-FLEET NAVY
Pictured here are Rear Admiral sand E. Kimmel (center) who
Pictured here are Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel (center) who
is the new commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet with the addi-
tional title and duty as commander.in-chief of the United States,
fleet; Rear Admiral Ernest J. King (left) who commands the newly
organized Atlantic fleet, and Admiral Thomas C. Hart (right) who
is to continue as commander of the Asiatic fleet.
SCHOOLS HARD-HIT BY News Gatherers
The influenza epidemic which Point War Guilt
has been incapacitating a large
portion of the citizenry of Port St. Show Events Now Reaching Cli-
Joe has struck especially hard at, max In Euorpe and Threaten-
the local schools. Yesterday 189 ing Western Hempisphere
students were reported absent
and eight teachers on the sick list, The story behind the blitzkreig,
including Principal Jon Stapleton. the spectacle of nations of the
No move has been made to close
world careening madly along the
the schools here, but the Wewa-
hitchka schools were closed Wed- road to war, comes to the screen
nesday on account of the epi- in Paramount's challenging, sensa-
demic. tional fact picture, "World In
____Flames," playing Wedensday only
SOME AUTO TAGS ARE at the Port theatre.
MOVED INTO $15 CLASS Produced entirely from newsreels
made in the period from 1929 to
Eleven types of Chevrolet, Ford 1940, "World In Flames" accom-
and Plymouth pae.enger cars, pre- lishes what few motion pictures
viously licensed for $10 each ill have ever attempted before. It
Florida, have been moved into the makes clear to motion picture au-
$15 tag list. This means that these diences the events and processes
new 1941 models exceed the 3,050 that are now reaching their climax
pounds maximum weight allowed in the World War that now en-
for 810 licenses. velopes Europe, Asia 'and; Africa.
This does not apply to all types and threatens to involve the west-
of cars of these three makes, but ern hemisphere.
only to some models. The personal stories of the
_____newsreel men who mide these
BUILDING PERMITS shots; pictures of Dunkirk's evacu-
A permit was issued this week action, of the bombing -f defense-
to Chief of Police Troy Jones for less Norwegian .ill ,, furnish
construction of a five-room house much of the startling material of
on Long avenue to cost $2500. C. "World In Flames."
A. Lupton will be the contractor. In writing the conuity, the
A building permit was issued editors have endeavor to show
this week to George Tapper for the connection between the world
construction of a six-room dwell- depression which begai in 1929
ing on Monument avenue to cost and the rapid rise of tie dictator
$3000. Arthur Lupton will be the nations; between the fumbling de-
contractor. fense of the democracies and the
growing audacity of tht dictators.
Happenings in Europl, Asia and
FIRST INVITATION the United States are bought into
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Here is the first invitation to
the first third-term inauguration
in the history of the United
States. By rules of precedence it
went to Secretary of State Cor-
dell Hull and Mrs. Hull. When
President Roosevelt received his
he sent back a notation stating
that he would "try to be present
at the ceremony.''
a related pattern in 'World In
Flames," which, without editorial-
izing, still drives homi the vital
lesson of the need fol speed mn
the defense of America
FINAL CENSUS FIGURES
FOR FLORIDA RELEASEDD
Final census figures or Florida
were released this wck, by the
bureau of census, gling Gulf
county a population of 6,951 and
the city of Port St. Joi a popula-
tion of 2,393 within the lity limits.
This is an increase d 118.4 per
cent over the 1930 cenus, giving ,
Gulf county the. largest Increase in
population of any county in the
state and advancing itjfrom 66th
to approximately 50th place in
GUARD MEETING POSTPONED i
B. E. Parker, captan of the
Gulf County Home Gard, states
that the drill meeting scheduled
for this evening at theCentennial
auditorium has been potponed un- f
til further notice due to the in- (
fluenza epidemic. c
CITY REGISTRATION BOOKS
WILL BE OPEN JANUARY 29
Registration books of the city
of Port St. Joe will be opened Jan-
uary 29 for the purpose of regis-
tering qualified electors for the
city election February 18, at which
time one city commissioner will
be elected .for a three-year term.
The books will remain open un-
til February 7, between the hours
of 9 a. m. and 12 m., and 2 p. m.
and 5 p. m. at the city hall each
Unit Is Formed
Gulf County Organization Will
Co-operate With Florida,
Meeting in Wewahitchka Tues-
day evening under sponsorship of
thle Wewahitchka Business Men's
club, a representative group of
'day except Sundays and holidays. men from all parts of the county
formed a wildlife conservation
unit to work in conjunction with
the Florida Wildlife Federation for
the purpose of conserving and
propagating game and fresh water
fish in the county, and particularly
for the purpose of educating the
general public in these matters.
Principal speaker at the meeting
was L. A. Wesson of Tallahassee,
vice-president of the Florida Wild,
life Federation, who explained the
aims and workings of the federa-
tion. Others who gave brief talks
were E. Clay Lewis, Jr., and B.
E. Kenney of this city, Senator J.
Frank Adams of Blountstown and
Cliff Davenport, secretary of the
Tallahassee Chamber of Come
Officers named for the tempor-
ary organization were J. A. Whit-
field, president; B. E. Kenney,
vice-president; Sammie Patrick,
secretary-treasurer; Carter Ward
a n d Jesse Gaskin, community
A meeting will be held Tuesday
evening in WewahItchka to fur-
ther perfect the organization and
plpt permanent of frps.
IS GIVEN ON AUTO TAGS
Due to the mixup in the tag de-
partment on the weights of new
combined storage capacity of 277,- cars, Governor Spessard Holland
500 gallons, announced Wednesday that a 15-
CHIPLEY MAN HEADS
John Hughey Faulk of Chipley,
an original member of the board
appointed by Governor Cone, was
elected chairman of the state road
department at a reorganization
meeting held in Tallahassee last
H. H. Baskin of Clearwater was
elected secretary to the board; T.
M. Shaoleford, Tampa, named at-
torney for the department, and J.
H. Dowling was re-elected high-
INJURED AS CAR OVERTURNS
While driving from Apalachicola
to Panama City last Saturday eve-
ning, Francis Mahon, son of Mr.
ind Mrs. Charlie Mahon of this
-ity, received three broken ribs and
ninor injuries when the radius
'od of his car broke and it over-
urned. He was taken to a Palama
City hospital for treatment. The
accident occurred about five miles
southh of this city on Highway 9S.
S.S. Jean of the Bull Line sailed
yesterday with a cargo of paper
or eastern ports.
Uncle Edd Is Visitor
Uncle Edd Pridgeon, county tax
olleetor, was a visitor in the city
Tuesday from Wewahitchka look-
ng up delinquent taxpayers and
attendingg to other business.
Move to White City
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon and
family this week moved to White
City where Mr. Pridgeon has pur-
hased a small farm.
diay extension, to February 1, will
be made on car tags.
ATTEND BOY SCOUT MEET
l M. P. Tomlinson, B. B. Conklin,
Sammy McCall, Bobby Bellows, D.
B. Lewis, Jr., Joe Sharit, Jr., and
Albert Gangneiux attended the an-
nual Boy Scout district meeting in
Pensacola last evening.
DIVES 620 M. P. H.
Lieut. Andrew C. McDonough
shown after he attained the phe.
nomenal speed of 620 miles per
hour in a dive of 21,000 feet in
an Airacobra interceptor pursuit
plane over the Buffalo airport.
The dive was part of the U. 8.
army's required tests. For ac-
ceptance a plane must attain an
indicated air speed of 523 miles
an hour In a dive.
The Star-Florida's fastest grow-
ing little newspaper-dedicated to
the betterment and upLuilding of
the City of Port St Joe.
(SEE COLUMN 3)
Gas Storage Tanks
Ne a r Completion
Floating Top On Huge Containers
Conserves Gasoline Usually
Lost By Vaporization
Citizens of the city have been
wondering why the overhanging
bulge on the large gasoline stor-
age tanks being built on the dock
for the Southeastern Pipe Line
company, three of which are now
The reason is, to accommodate
a floating top that rises and falls
as vapor forms from the gasoline
in the tanks due to atmospheric
changes. The top can rise a dis-
tance of ten feet and care for 115,-
000 cubic feet of vapor expansion
on the 80,000-barrel containers.
This vapor, consisting of the
more volatile portions of the gaso-
line, contains as high as 30 gal-
lons of gasoline to every 1000
cubic feet, and this would be no
inman loss if was allowed t )blow
off, as has been the custom in the
past on gasoline storage tanks.
The four tanks, which are being
constructed by the Graver Tanl
and Manufacturing company of
East Chicago, Ind., will have a
-A TW 1
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing. Company
W. S. SMI'TH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undei Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........ $2.00 Six Months......$1.00
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost;- the printed word remains.
We don't know what this issue of The Star
is going to look like-in fact, as we write
this, we don't even know whether this issue
will go to press or not-so the editor is of-
fering apologies in advance for any errors or
omissions that may be noted, because, like
almost everybody in Port St. Joe, we are
having a mild seige of "flu."
Last Sunday we were just as chipper as a
lark hunting worms and then, come blue
Monday, we were as dizzy as a blonde and
our nose was running and oftr bones aching.
We sat down to the linotype and the darned
keyboard started revolving right before our
eyes, so we decided that we'd better do some-
thing about it right away. We've been doping
up on quinine, salts and cold tablets, but are
still feeling dizzier than usual and find that
that extra bit of dizziness interferes consider-
ably with getting out the sheet.
So-o-o-, as we stated before, we're going
to do the best we can under the circumstances
and get out some kind of an edition-we hope.
A local businessman was worrying about
the huge national debt we will leave for our
grandchildren to pay. We pointed out to him
that if it were not for the debt there probably
would be no grandchildren, and if there were
grandchildren without the debt they probably
would be of Teutonic or Japanese descent.
WHY WOMEN GAD MORE
We've noticed, of course, that women get
around much more now than they did thirty
years ago, and we've attributed their in-
creased circulation to their new and undis-
It just hadn't occurred to us that their in-
creased circulation was traceable to a small
mechanical gadget-the self-starter on an au-
Prof. William F. Ogburn, University of
Chicago sociologist, who undoubtedly has
looked closely into the whole matter, says
it's all due to the self-starter.
Before the self-starter arrived on the scent
all women except the muscular and robust
had to depend on their men folk to crank
the car. Comparatively few took a chance on
having their car stall dead on a muddy coun-
Now a dainty foot or finger pressed against
the starter sets the engine to going and the
woman of 1941 is ready to travel on a mo-
ment's notice. She doesn't have to worry
about.muddy roads.' If she gives out of ga,,
she doesn't worry, for there's usually a fill-
ing station a couple of hundred yards ahead.
Clearly, that University of Chicago profes-
sor has revealed a scientifically important
fact-but there isn't much that can be done
about it now.-Lakeland Ledger.
We extend congratulations to Florida's
Senator Charles Andrews for presenting to
congress last week a bill to make defilement
or abuse of the flag a federal offense. The
bill should be passed, for under present cir-
cumstnfces only state and not federal law
applies in offenses against our flag.
Transparent furniture is something new in
the plastic line, thus one can get the effect ot
sitting down on the chair that isn't there
without the hard feeling.-Atlanta Constitu-
Since the boyish bob has gone out of style'
the barbershops are once more the haven of
the harassed male.
A woman makes a fool of a man and then
teaches him a few things.
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby given that the
regular municipal election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
for the City of Port St. Joe will
be held in the City Hall in the
City of Port St. Joe on Tuesday,
February 18, 1941.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P.
M., Eastern Standard Time.
1-17 M. P. TOMLINiSON,
2-14 City Auditor and Clerk.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the
registration books of the City of
Port -St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
all qiullitlrd electors who are qual-
ified under 'Ordinances No.. 35X
aiid, 70X and Chapt,-r 18816, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1937.
Said. books will be opened on
January 29, 1941, and will remain
open for registratidi purposes un-
til February 7, 1941, between the
hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12
M., and 2 o'clock P. M. until 5
o'clock P. M. each day except Sun-
days and holidays. All persons
desiring to register shall call at
the City. Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk as Regis-
tration Officer, City of Port St.
Joe. 1-17 2-7
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
Caroline Bruner Smick, plaintiff,
vs. S. Layton Smick, defendant.
The State of Florida:
To: S. Layton Smick, c/o Boys Vo-
iational School, Corner Illinois and
Arctic Avenues, Atlantic City, New
It is hereby ordered that you are
required to appear on the 3rd day
of February, 1941, before the above
entitled court, to the bill of com-
plaint filed against you in the
above entitled cause, and The Star
is hereby designated as the news-
paper in which this order shall be
published once a week for four
WITNESS the Honorable E. C.
Welch and Ira A. Hutchison as
Judges of this court and the seal
of this court in the City of We-
wahitchka, Gulf County, Florida,
this 31st day of December, 1940.
J. R. HUNTER,
(Court Seal) Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida,
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 1-3-31
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby anonunce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of City
Commissioner of Port St. Joe, sub-
ject to the will of the voters at
the city election February 18. If
returned to office, I promise to
carry on the affairs of the city in
the same manner as T have In the
past, always working for the ad-
vancement and betterment of the
community and for the best inter-
ests of the people. On my past:
record I respectfully solicit the
vote' and support of the electors
of Port St. Joe.
J. L. SHARIT
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Ranking in the final decision of -
the judges, and given honorable
THE TATTLER mention, were the following:
Ends-Ledbetter, Altha; Reig-
"Sees All, Knows All, Tells All gen, Chattahoochee; T. Powell,
About Port St. Joe High School" Carrabelle; Baker, Sopchoppy, and
Farris, Port St. Joe.
EDITED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS Backs-Whitaker, Florida High:
Editor-in-Chief....... Buck Walters Cox, Crawfordville; Lane, Port St.
Assistant Editor.... Royce Gofoth Joe; Newsom, Frink; Dawkins,
Assistant Editor....Royce Goforth Crawfordville; Thompson, Chatta-
Society Editor....."The Snooper" hoochee; Kendall, Sopchoppy.
Sports Editor..........John Lane 0
.. ,.. ", ERUMOR n n-
SHARKS LOSE TO KINARD. Betty Jo can't make up her mind.
Now it's Dave (we hear).-
PLAY BLOUNTSTOWN HERE! Truth and consequences kinda
The Sharks lost their second get to the point, don't they Cor-
basketball game of the season to nelius K. and Joyce C.?
Kinard Tuesday night it the Cen- John L. looks happy these days. '
tennial auditorium. It was a hard- Could Julaine have anything to do .'
fought battle, with Kinard taking with it?
the lead early and holding it Bernice better hurry and come
throughout the game. Final score back to, school, 'cause we have a'!4
was 20 to 16. new boy.
The local cage team meets the Edward E. shouldn't keep paper
strong Blountstown team tonight dolls in his books.
at 8 o'clock at the Centennial au- We don't think Jimmie T. aknd
ditorium. Everyone is urged to Mary J. need any help. Do you?
attend this game and help support Wonder who Dot C.'s boy friend,
your local team. is in the CCC camp. Look out,
WATCH FOR TtHE PURPLEt
AND GOLD WARM-UPS
The Sharks have new warm-up
jackets, which will be worn only
on days when games are to be
played. The members of the team
wear these jackets, glistening in
beautiful purple and gold, to help
advertise the games. When you
see these shining jackets on pa-
rade, remember your team has a
game to play and that it NEEDS
and WANTS your support.
COME TO OUR GAMES!
TEAM FOR.'40 IS SELECTED
The report arrived this week
from the secretary of the West
Florida Six-Man Football Confer-
ence giving the lineup for the 1940
all-conference team. as follows:
SEnd, Curlee, Chattahoochee'; cen-
tpr. Cook, Chattahoochee; end, H.
Williams,, Florida High; halfback.
Rackley., Altha;. fullback, A. Gol-
eon, Cahttahoochee; halfback, B.
Walters, Port St. Joe.
FOR PORT ST. JOE SHARKS
Following is the schedule of
games for the Port St. Joe Sharks
Jan. 17-Blountstown, here.
Jan. 24-Graceville, here.
Jan. 31-Frfik, there.
Feb. 4-Apalachicola, here.
Feb. 5-Panama City, there.
Feb. 11-Blountstown, there.
Feb. 14-Frink, here.
Feb. 18-Kinard, there.
Feb. 21-Apalachicola, there.
Feb. 25-Panama City,, here.
Trade at home-your local e me
chants have jdst what you watt.
i W '10vs r-1:;
Looking Forward in '41
ELECTRIC LIVING is better living the
modern way. Many of our customers have al-
ready switched to electric living and are enjoying
the many advantages of complete electric service
Reddy Kilowatt can show you the way to better
living in 1941. His willingness to serve, plus our
efforts to make electric service your most valued
aid, point the way to more comfort, leisure and
efficient home operation in 1941.
'I' --"--I ~-i ~""' -- I II
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1941
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1941
O. E. S. WORTHY MATRON MRS. KENNEY HOSTESS TO
HONORED AT MEETING PRESBYTERIAN AUXILIARY
The regular meeting of the Order Mrs. Basil E. Kenney entertained
of Eastern Star was held Tuesday the members of the Presbyterian
evening in the Masonic hall with Auxiliary Monday afternoon at her
Mrs. Sarah Morgan of- Wewa- home at Kenney's mill. Mrs. T.
hitchka, worthy matron, presiding. R. L. Carter, president, was in the
A drill, with Mrs. W. S. Smith chair.
in charge, was presented by 18 After the regular business, Mrs.
members wearing white robes and Kenney gave an interesting talk
caps. During the drill Mrs. Mor- on "How to Build a Christian
gan was presented with a basket Community." Plans were made for
of dainty handkerchiefs as a a covered-dish spend-the-day party
token of esteem from the mem- January 15 at which time a Red
bers. Cross layette was made by the
After the chapter was closed? a members, Mrs. Sammy McCall oe-
social hour was enjoyed and- re- ing hostess for the occasion.
freshments served. Hot tea and cake were served
** by Mrs. Kenney, assisted by her
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS granddaughter, Jacqueline Kenney.
Mr. and Mrs. Erbin Bowen of
Highland View are announcing the WOMAN'S CLUB TO HOLD
arrival of a son, born Januayr BRIDGE PARTY TONIGHT
arrival of a son, born Januayr 12. This evening at 8 o'clock the fi-
Born, January 12, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Chandler of this city,
a son. The young man has been
named Robert Vaughn.
GROCERY AND MARKET
We Handle Nothing But
WESTERN MEATS-All Cuts
STAPLE and FANCY
GROCERIES and MEATS
We Keep Open Until Noon
.Substitutions for specified n-
gredients don't make a pre-
scription. That's why we never:
substitute ingredients in your
physician's prescription. Ac-
curacy is our constant watch-
word. You can depend on us.
Make Us YOUR Food
"Prices Right-Clerks Polite"
Clarence Pridgeon, Mgr.
nance committee of the Port St.
Joe Woman's Club will give a
bridge and Chinese checker party
at the Port Inn.
A cordial invitation is extended
the public to participate, and any-
one desiring to play is asked to
-ontact Mrs. J. T. McNeill, Mrs. B.
E. Kenney or Mrs. R. W. Smith.
A special meeting of the conser-
vation and American home com-
mittees of the Woman's Club will
be held January 22 at the home
of Mrs. George Patton in Oak
Grove for the purpose of organiz-
ing a garden club.
S. L. Barke of the Florida Bank
spent Tuesday and Wednesday in
Chipley on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism have
as their guest this week Mrs.
Chism's mother, Mrs. H. G. Hughes
of Birmingham, Ala.
DR. J, C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
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METHODIST WOMEN IN
The regular business meeting
of the Woman's Society for Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
Church was held Monday after-
noon at the church with Mrs. A.
M. Jones presiding. After the usual
opening, a quarterly report was
given by the treasurer and it was
voted to send $15 to the confer-
ence for the society's special fund.
Cards were ordered sent to all ill
members. Mrs. J. Grimsley re-
ported that $8.16 had been turned
over to the American Legion to
help defray expenses for Christ-
Mrs. B. H. Smith reported a box
is being prepared to send to the
mission and asked anyone having
adult's or children's wearing ap-
parel for contribution to please
Mrs. R. W. Smith reported that
the Bible study for the year would
be "Exploring the Bible," by Hoff.
The president announced that the
Wesleyan Service Guild would be
organized in the near future.-
It was decided that the circles
would not be reorganized for 1941.
Circle chairmen for the year are
as follows: Circle No. 1, Mrs.
Floyd Hunt; Circle No. 2, Mrs. J.
L. Temple; Circle No. 3, Mrs. Ed
The next meeting will be in
charge of Mrs. B. T. McKnight and
the topic will be "Sharing Means
The marriage of Miss Ethel Ed-
wina Hancock of Marianna to
John Hughey Faulk, Jr., of Chip-
ley on January 4 in St. Luke's
Episcopal church, Marianna, has
been announced. Reading the
double ring service was the Ven.
Valentine G. Lowrey, rector of the
church and archdeacon of the
'Vestern Convocation of the Flor-
The bride had as her only at-
tendant her sister, Miss Margaret
Lou Hancock of Marianna. Best
man was. Gus Faulk of Chipley,
brother of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Faulk, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Yancey, is a number of
Marianna's young sochl contin-
gent. Mr. Faulk is. the sun of J.
H. Faulk, chairman of the state
road department, and Mrs. Kate
Alford Faulk of Chipley. They will
make their home in Clipley.
This announcement vill be of
interest to the members of the,
younger set of Port St.,Joe, with
whom the bride was very popual"
when visiting here withher uncle
and aunt, Mr. and' Ms. H. A.
J. T. Graves of Newille, Ala.,
was the week-end gues of Mrs.
M. B. Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
Sammie Davis. -Mrs. Imith re-
turned to Alabama with him for
a visit of several week
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mommon and
small son of Fort Waltonwere the
week-end guests of Mr. nd Mrs.
B. W. Eells.
J. J. Darcey. was carried to a
SPanama City hospital Maiday for
Mrs. Madeline Whitaler, Mrs.
R. A. Costin and Mrs. Jam s Marea
visited in Wewahitchka Thursday
of last week.
Dr. Charles Burns and wife of
Tallahassee are visiting tlis week
with Mr. and Mrs. A. l. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Alen and
Roland Allen of Panama Cty were
guests Monday of Mrs. R. W.
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IN BIBLE STUDY
Mrs. C. M. Palmer was in charge
of the regular Bible study of the
Baptist Missionary Society held
Monday afternoon at the church.
The study Was from the Book of
After the study a short business
session was held by the president,
Mrs. W. H. Howell, and final
plans made for the quarterly W.
M. U. to be held on Tuesday, Jan-
uary 28, at which time Mrs. Bucy,
mission field representative, will
be the speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Branch were
called to East Point Sunday due
to the death of Mr. Branch's father.
Returns From Hospital
Mrs. J. W. Sisemore and new
son, Jack Walter, returned home
this week from a. Panama City
Clydle Atwood is on his vacation
this week in South Florida and
Japan's chemical industry has
expanded since the invasion of
China, to employ 14 per cent more
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Port St. Joe's Favorite Cowboy
Cooming to the Port Theater
What the Wildhack brothers
don't do to the western metropolis
of "Torpedo" Is nobody's busi-
ness-until Gene Autry comes to
town and makes it his business!
From this point on the action in
"Melody Ranch," playing Saturday
only at the Port theatre, flies
thick and fast, with Gene emerg-
ing on top of the situation.
Gene, playing a real-life role of
i movie and radio cowboy, visits
"Torpedo" for a frontier days cele-
bration but, finding that it is be-
ing overrun by the lawless Wild-
hack boys-his enemies since his
school days-he determines to
stick around. and clean up the
Jinmy "Schnozzle" Durante has
an important comedy role as
Gene's aide and sidekick, who
helps him get into trouble and is
equally efficient in helping him
out of it.
Ann Miller scores heavily as
Gene's leading lady. In "Melody
Ranch" she has her first genuine
leading lady role, and does so well
with it that audiences will be
clamoring for more.
Miss Allah Mae Darcey of Jack-
sonville is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Darcey.
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DOES FORD PAY GOOD WAGES?
HERE ARE SOME FACTS about Ford Labor.
During the year ended November 30th,
1940, the Ford Payroll throughout the
United States averaged 113,628 hourly
wage earners, not including office em-
ployes, students, or executives. They were
paid $185,105,639.12. On this basis, the
average annual wage was $1,629.05.
According to the latest available govern-
ment figures, the annual average wage of
all workers in employment covered by
old age insurance law was $841.00.
If the 45,000,000 workers of this country
received the same average wage as Ford
employes, they would have had additional
wages of more than $35,000,000,000, thus
increasing the national income about
50%. Think what such an increase would
mean to the workers of this country and
to the American farmer, whose prices are
based on the national income.
Wage scales in the Ford Rouge plants are
divided into three classifications:
Minimum hiring wage 75c per hour
Minimum hiring wage 80c per hour
Minimum hiring wage 90c per hour
Higher wages are in consideration of
ability and years, of service.
Minimum wage scales for unskilled labor
at the Rouge plant are the highest in the
industry. Top wages for skilled labor
compare favorably with, or are higher
than, wages in other automobile plants.
Now some facts on Ford labor conditions:
Not only are sanitation and other health
conditions the best in the industry, but
Ford also leads in safety devices for the
protection of employes. Proof of
this is found in the following corn-
prison of compensation insurance costs:
The national average rate in automotive
manufacturing plants as computed by the
National Association of Underwriters is
in excess of $1.50 premium on each $100
payroll. The Ford cost of workmen's
compensation is less than 50c.
This indicates that the chance of injury
in a Ford plant is much less than in the
average automobile plant.
The Ford Motor Company has no age
limit for labor, and in fact deliberately
attempts to keep older workers working.
The average age of Ford workers at the
Rouge and nearby plants s 38.7.
A recent check-up shows tiat nearly one-
half the workers at these Ford plants were
40 or over, falling into this age groups:
25,819 between 40iand 50
14,731 between 50 and 60
3,377 between 60 and 70
417 between 70 and 80
12 between 80 aid 90
In addition to the so-callhd regular em-
ployes, the Ford Motor Company has
hired, and now has on thb payroll, at the
same regular hourly wagt, thousands of
workers who are blind, crppled or other-
wise incapacitated for nornal productive
work. They are not selected for their
ability to build cars or t maintain the
plant. They are on the paroll because of
Henry Ford's belief that tie responsibility
of a large company to labor goes be-
yond the point at which he unfortunate
worker can no longer produce profitably.
The above are facts. Tly are open to
anyone who really wantsto deal in facts.
Anyone who wants to gela job .'buy a
car or place a national defense con-
tract on the basis of fir labor treat-
ment must placeFord at the top
of his eligible li.
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Germany or Russia. . But we do know
that for the price of a pound of coffee you can
get a gallon of that
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which will give you more miles to the gallon
than any other brand and will enable you to
start your car easily these cold mornings.
And speaking of cold weather-if you
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filled up with
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for dirty, gritty oil in the crankcase is doubly
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1941