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STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Port St. Joe, site of the $10,000,000
duPont Kraft Paper Mill and the
St. Joe Lumber & Export Co., one
of the South's largest Saw Mills.
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The Star is dedicated to setting
forth the Advantages, Resources,
Attractions and Progress of Port
St. Joe and Gulf County. .
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1942
Lifeboats are shown pulling away from the coastwise lumber
schooner "Absaroka' shortly after she was torpedoed off the Cali-
fornia coast north of Los Angeles.
"Use Tax' For Cars
On February Firs
every Motor Venicel 86 nr Mu
Get Stamp; Another Stamp
iReu'l&'d t irin'g Ju ii
Tlir6ie'i een a lot of talk around
Port St. Joe about the federal gfi
~rniimen~i 's tax on automobiles, bV
no one seededd to know lih6 f
wa:s to ,b'e .cdiiec6ed n6r eiacti
hW mu-h it would be, some 6s.
nig it would be $5 arid sonie 7
and that it would be paid at th
time of purchasing 1942 license
Well, here's the dope:
The fedlerai 'tCxiisi called a "use'
tax and will be imposed February
1, 1942, on all motor vehiCles used
for highway transportation, include
-ing automobiles, trucks and motor
The initial cost will be $2.09
which will cover the period from
February 1 to June 30, 1942, and
internal revenue stamps evidence
ing the payment of the tax will be
'or sale at the local postoffice by
Postmaster H. A. Drake and his
During the month of June an-
other stamp, costing $5, must be
purchased which will evidence the
payment of the tax for the entire
fiscal, year beginning July 1, 1942,
and ending June 30, 1943. This
makes a total payment of $7.09
this year, but it will be but $5
next year-unless the government
needs more money, when it prob-
ably will be boosted
This "use" tax will affect more
individuals than all other classes
of federal taxes combined. The
payment of this tax will give to
each car owner a consciousness
that he is contributing to the de-
fense of his country In a time of
Postmaster Drake will have the
"use" stamps on sale shortly, and
every motor vehicle owner should
go to the postoffice and secure a
$2.09 stamp to put on his car.
The law provides severe penal-
ties for anyone whb fails, to pur-
chase a stamp and affaix it to his
car. The stamp can be affixed to
the instrument panel, to the back
of the rear vision mirror, on the
windshield, on the rear or side
window, or any place else where
it will be conspicuous and will
not become mutilated or detached.
And while you're buying your
"use" tax from P. M. Drake, why
not buy a few defense stamps' too?
Visitor From Trinidad
Mrs. J. F. Johnson of Trinidlad
is the guest of her sisters, Mrs.
Joe Gloeckler and. Mrs. W. D.
On Hunting Trip
Servi'ed Keld Tuhsiday
As a result o'f the ~acldental
disilch'rge of a sh!ig Sunday
evening. Johnny Smiih, 34, a resi-
dent of Highland View, died almost
instant'ily while on a hunting trip'
near In'd'ian Pass.
Smith, with hif brother Os icar,
Carl IDes, Charles Parrett and
Dewey Davis, had been' hunting on
Quite the Thing
Residents of City Going In for
"Walking Sitting Down"
In a Big Way
A large number of residents of
Port St. Joe have purchased, bi-
cycles since the tire ban went into
effect, and even some of our most
prominent and dignified citizens
may be seen "walking sitting
down" as they go to and from
their places of business,
We imagine that in some in-
stances Junior has had to give up
his Christmas bike to Pop, as lo-
cal hardware stores say that they
are unable to fill orders, andt that
when they do get a bike or two
bn the floor that customers drag
them away when, the clerks' backs
Some of us may think that some
people look silly on a bicycle and
that it's ire'ly a grandstand play.
But that isn't the case, for every
ounce of rubber 'n'd every gallon
of gasoline saved is just that
much more for shortening the
war. Some may think it silly, but
chances are they, too, will be
pedaling a bike about town in the
course of a few moons. It won't
hurt them nearly as much as they
may now imagine. In fact, it will
be good for most of us, getting us
out into the open every day and
giv.ing. gnma menhYnnPrlTPrd) i, VA,,1-_~
thn iSo c ue n-neeaeo exercise.
the island and while he was shov- wouldn't be at all surprised t
*ing a 'boat into the water Parrett We wouldn't he at all surprised t
see a -lot of portly paunches t1 s-
starteed to remove "a shotgun from see portly punches ds
their car. The un was discharged appearing when most of us use the
eir c. The gun was charge bicycle instead of the automobile.
in some manner and a charge of heres a ord of arni
abd ~And here's a word of warning
buckshot entered Smith's abdomiien,
buckshot entered Smith's o motorists: Don't drive too fast
causing almost instant death.
d ws b t to te o- on the city's streets and keep your
fhe bodr was brought o t he o- eyes peeled at all times i for many
fce of Dr. J. R. Noro in thibicycle riders are just learning to
city. The case was investigated byhandle their two-wheel teeds and
., V. P- w, f handle their two-wheel steeds and
Sheri11f B. E. Tarker1, WhoU sLtadcU
that no inquest was necessary as
it was clearly established that
the shooting was entirely acciden-
Funeral services were held Tues-
day for the deceased in Southport,
near Panama City, where he was
born and reared and where he had
resided before coming to this city
to work for the St. Joe Paper com-
pany. Besides hit. brother he is
survived by his wiodw and one
OF FLORIDA BANK
many others who haven't ridden a
bike in years are getting back
into practice. As a consequence a
lot- of cyclists do considerable
weaving about as they pedal along,
and it's hard to tell whether they
are preparing to turn, stop or just
keep going straight ahead. So
drive carefully and watch for bi-
cycles-they have as much right
on the streets as you have in your
SP S. CAUSE today's armies travel
The Florida Bank at Port St. -on rubber and practically all
Joe showed increased deposits the world's supply comes from the
amounting to $163,070 in its an- Dutch Indies and Malaya, in the
nual statement of condition issued Pacific war zone, the average mo-
this week by S. L. Barke, vice- tourist has no choice in the matter
president andl cashier. of taking care of his tires or put-
Deposits in the bank at close ting his car away for the duration.
of business on December 31 to-
taled $378,377.17 as compared with The things that can be done to
,lAOn a, ;,, 1n7R f prolong the life of any tires, new
Automobile Tires Now As
Plentiful As Hen's Teeth
JAP TWO-MAN SUB
This official U. S. Navy photo
shoWs a Japanese two-man sub.-
rarine beached on Oahu Isldnd.
The smallness of, this craft is
emphasized by its shallow dis-
placement in the surf almost at
AIR RAID FILM AT
"When Air Raids Strike" is the
latest March of Time film sched-
uled for showing at the Port thea-
tre Wednesday with a comprehen-
sive, and iutormative pictiirizailon
of civilian defense andi lair raid
precautions, both in this "country
and in Great Britain.
The picture points out the needs
of America's civilian defense pro-
gram and shows how, through hard
and bit'!er experience, Great Brit-
ain's celebrated air raid precau-
tions system has been perfected.
The film contains many valu-
able lessons in modern civilian de-
fense methods, and should be seen
Attend Baptist Convention
Among those attending the state
Baptist convention Monday night
n Panama City were Rev. and
Mrs. R. F. Hallford and Mrs. J. 0.
ignore this rule you burn up the
5. Avoid, striking cubs, road
holes, rocks, etc. This can result
in broken cords or blowouts:. Drive
slowly and! carefully over rough
6. iCheck wheel alignment twice
a year. Misalignment causes scuff-
ing and uneven wear. A tire a
-Tire Rationing Board Names
Inspection Committee and
Issues Application Blanks
For Would-De Tire Buyers.
'The Gulf county tire rationing
board, made up of Basil. E. Ken-
ney, chairman, H. H. Saunders
and C. G. Costin,' met last Friday
to name a tire inspection com-
mittee for the county and to work
o.ut plans for allocating, the. quota
Sof tires allowed Gulf county by
The inspection committee, made
up of W. M. Howell at the St.
Joe Motor company, J. Lamair Mil-
ler at Miller's Standard service
.station, Alex Young at the Kenney
Mercantile company and Claude E.
Lister at Lister' S'tore in WewVI a-
hitchka, met with the board Sun-
day for instructions and procedures
to follow in inspecting tires.
Despite the .extremely heavy in-
roads the rationing of tires will
make in their business, all dealers
in tahe county have pledged 100
per cent co-operation and privately
expressed the opinion that the ra-
tioning and inspection of tires has
been placed in unusually capable
The rationing and sale of new
tires, which is under federal regu-
lation, will be strictly limited to
trel, police and safitaitibn" trucks
and cars, physicians, ambulances,
mail cars and trucks, buses, trucks
used in the transportation of ice,
fuel and food, highway mainten-
ance trucks, and all vehicles neces-
sary to carry on essential de-
The new laws were generally
interpreted to mean little inter-
ference with business vehicles, but
passenger autos, will have to use
whatever equipment they already
have or purchase used or re-
If you would like to buy a new
tire, the first thing you do is go
to your tire dealer and obtain an
application blank. Then sharpen
half a dozen pencils, gather your
(Continued on page 3)
ESTIMATE WORK WILL
BE RESUMED ON CITY
HOSPITAL JANUARY 22
Word received yesterday by
J. L. Sharit'from the district WPA
office at Jacksonville stated that
it is estimated that work will be
resumed on the municipal hospital
here about January 22, and ,that
the estimated completion date is
set at June 30 of this year.
Hold up of work is dlue to the
necessity of submitting new da,-a
inder the superseding order signed
The increase o. a deposs is a or used, are numerous and simple half inch out of line will beresident Roosevelt
The increase of deposits is a I t week by President Roosevelt.
gener indcrase o of sit is a and are embodied in the following dragged sidewise 87 feet every _____ __
general indication of improving mile.
business conditions in this section. 10 rules: mie. NAMED MEMBER OF BOY
____ 1. Have worn tires retreaded 7. Repair all cuts leaks and SCOUT EXECUTIVE BOAR
PORT NEWS instead' of buying new ones. Cost breaks promptly. Delay may cause At a meeting of the executive
S.S. Mont Louis, Canadian regis- of retreading has been set by the damage that can't be repaired. board of the Northwest Florida
try, sailed Monday with cargo of government at $7.50 and $6.45 for Breaks and cuts should be vulcan- District, Boy Scouts of America,
more' than 1,500,000 feet of lumber ordinaryy size tires. Retreads will ized whenever possible; blowout held last week in Pensacola, M.
from the St. Joe Lumbr & Ex- rive you about 80 per cent as patches should, only be temporary, p. Tomlinson of this city, an ar-
port company fr use at the ov- much mileage as a new tire. 8. Change wheel positions every dent Scout worker, was elected to
ernment offshore base at Trini- 2. 'Cut out high speeds. Your 5000 miles. Switching recommended nembership on the board.
dadi Another vessel is expected tires will last twice as long at 40 plans the spare th let front
to dock for lumber January 26. miles per hour as at 60 miles per wheel; the left front is moved to Will Enter Army
to dock for lumber January 26the left rear, which is transferred Horace Kelly left yesterday for
Shour. to the right front; the right front Montgomery, Ala., for examination
In Atlanta On Business 3. Inflate tires weekly to the is moved to the right rear, and before entering the army.
,George Tapper returned Satur- recommended pressure. Never let the right rear to the spare rack.
day from Atlanta, Ga., where he pressure fall more than 3 pounds 9. Don't park your car on an Attend Wedding
spent several days on business, below recommended minimums. oil-coated floor. Oil acts on rub- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown at-
-- --- 4. Doii't stop short or make ber like acid on metal. tended the Behrens-Brown wdding
BUY DEFENSE BONDS- STAMPS jackrabbit starts. Every time you 10. Don't speed around curves. in Apalachicola last Saturday.
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-4f Telephone 51 )1-
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.
%ur Country "'~t.- Right or Wrong
WE MUST EXPECT BAD NEWS BEFORE
NEWS DISPATCHES from the Far East
have not been exactly pleasant. The gal-
lant marines defending Wake Island finally
lost to an enormously numerically superior
force;-Hong Kong could not withstand the
siege of land, sea and air forces; Manila was
declared an open city, evacuated by bur fig'it-
ing forces and taken over by the Japs, and
the situation in the Philippines now is un-
On the other hand, the Russian offensive,
which-has successfully shattered German de-
fenses and caused the Nazis to retreat along
a huge front, has given great hope to the
United States and its Allies. A magnificent
British offensive in Libya is another phase
of the war that has caused the United States
In either case, the tendency to become de-
jected or in high spirits, depending on the
news of the moment, has caused the people
of the United States to place undue emphast~
upon f .latest wvar, bulletins. They forget
that for years military and naval experts
have been almost unanimous, in their belief
that Japan could take over the Philippines,
Hong Kong and other Far Eastern islands it
they were willing to pay the price. Problems
of supply and reinforcement are too compli-
cated over the long route to these positions
to make their defense a certainty.
The important thing to remember is that
the loss of such positions does not infer the
loss of the war, and that the manpower ane
material expended by the Japanese in con-
quering these strong spots must greatly
weaken their war machine. It is evident that
the Japs are going to experience appalling
losses before they can take the Philippines.
It is also important to remember that Ger-
man withdrawal along the Russian front does
not mean that the Nazi machine is ready to
collapse, although there is unodubtedly dis-
sension and revolt brewing inside Germany
and the conquered countries. Germany has
reserves of men and materiel that still make
it o-' of the deadliest war machines in the
world. There is still tremendous striking
power left in Hitler's legions.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes
no secret of the difficulties that lie ahead
for the English-speaking peoples. He pre-
dicted in a -recent speech that there will be
bitter news before the tide turns against-the
On December 7, 1941, we received a shock
that has wiped out the danger of this coun-
try ever believing we are engaged in a
"phony war." The latest dispatches from the
Philippines have dispelled all belief that it
will be an easy victory.
Before final victory is achieved, the United
States will pay just about all it possesses
into the war chest. We will spend money for
war machines on a scale that will make our
present efforts seem puny and ineffectual.
We will buy Defense Bonds in amounts that
will dwarf the campaign of the last few
months into significance.
From this effort will come victory. From
any *less effort will come defeat.
PREPARE FOR EVERYTHING!
Writers of the Washington Merry-Go-
Round column, who usually know whereot
they speak, have issued the following warn-
ing: "Don't laugh too hard at these east
coast air raid precautions. Hitler has now
bombers capable of a suicide bombing flight
acquired some production in long-range
from France. These could fly the Atlantic,
drop their bombs, and their crews could
either bail out or head for some frozen
beach in the Canadian wilds to refuel fron-
fifth columnists and attempt to escape home."
Another noted commentator, Walter Lipp-
man, advises: "Let us face the fact that the
purpose of civilian defense is to enable the
civilian population to do its full duty to the
fighting forces. It must be organized so that
civilians, can in emergencies and disasters
take care of themselves and not bother the
military. It must be organized so that noth-
ing is wasted by civilians that is needed by
the army and the navy. It must be organized
.so that civilians cease to regard themeslveb
as spectators at a football game and go to
work doing for themselves things that would
otherwise divert time, energy, attention and
supplies from the conduct of the war."
That is what the people of Port St. Joe
and Gulf county should realize. Also the fact
that everyone possible who has not already
been assigned a job on the Gulf County De-
fense Council should send in their name to
the council's headquarters indicating therr
willingness to co-operate, together with their
qualifications in any particular field.
We Americans must pull in our belts. For
a long time we've been hearing that the time
was coming when we'd have to do that. Now
the time is here. Rationing of automobile
tires and the prohibition placed upon the sale
of new cars brings home the fact that as
war production speeds up, there will be other
shortages, and we'll have to get along with
In some cases, of course, we'll be able to
buy substitute products, for industrial re-
search has been busy developing new ma-
terials that will come in handier now thaii
ever before. In others we'll have to do with-
out and. get more use from the things we
There are many ways in which we will
have to adapt our standard of living to the
necessities of war. As we do it, we can be
glad of one fact-most of the materials thai
we are doing without are going into weapons
for the men in our armed forces; our short-
ages are a concert reminder that industry Is
busy with war production to make our vic-
For years hens on the farms have been
laying eggs in the old buggies pushed to the
back end of the barn. Looks like the biddies
will have to make their nests someplace else
what with the automobile and tire restric-
tions. There may develop a demand for those
buggies-provided horses can be found to
We note in a news story that Florida is
suitable for the growing of mahogany. The
growing of coffee and tea would be more to
the point-they'd both go good with our
Scientists inform us that the jellyfish is
the lowest form of life. They should revsc
their findings and put the Japanese on the
Our wife says she notices the government
allows us a $1500 deduction on our income
tax and that she wants half of it.
The blanks have been mailed out and the
well known income tax problem is again
Frost is on the pumpkin right now. And It
killed all our radishes and- pepper plants.
THE WAVE WILL RISE
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S.S. LEHIGH SUNK BY TORPEDOES
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The three photos above are a sequence of pictures made as the S.S.
Lehigh started to settle and finally went to the bottom of the sea.
These pictures were made by the radio operator from a lifeboat
following the torpedoing of the vessel.
The Low Down
Edit-or The Star:
I've been so doggone busy here
lartly trying' to track down two big
'gKto :-'n's I couLId use their hides
for :eti '.-"' .m car tires that I
ain't had u, vL' .vrite none. But
T done k' i.', 'e 'gators. and got
my tires -
the o- fc p
see why-hv .
Olle thing be'
Land ) i..
Sso's they're good
miles. Think I'm
on Mr. Churchill
n,1d it's easy to
, !'1ime Flinister.
b; ~hnt England's
: it is somnthin'
'iare in 'our own
Ve're a democ-
I'm nalw.. "'pp'li' off around
home, when &' body'll listen,
and sayin' we should dope up some
system where our president is not
nil the ,me: climbing' either into
or out .' a dress suit and wearing'
hisse!l .at at social ruckuses. TWe
go to work and elect the best man
find ton run our country,
and then we don't let him run it.
We want to shake hands with him
all the time.
In England, they get themselves
a king to do the hand shakin' and
a prime thinister to run the office.
Yours with- the low down,
The press is referred to as the
T r-'- th Estate, with the clergy,
nobles and commons composing
the other three estates.
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 qualified; electors who are qual-
ified under Ordinances No. 35X
and 70X and Chapter 18816 Laws
of Florida. Acts of 1937.
Said bcoks will .be opened on
January 28, 1942, and will remain
open 3fr registration purposes un-
til February 6, 1942, 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 dav except
Sunday and holidays. All persons
desiring to register shall call at
the City Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auddtor and Clerk as
Registration Officer, City of
Port St. Joe. 1-23
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, IqO~
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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SDR. J. C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
DR. C REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
LET US FILL THAT
Bring us your next prescrip-
tion. Only fresh, full quality
materials are used. Only qual-
ified pharmacists do the
WEEK S ?0
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
'MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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does not stock send 250 and a 90
$tamp to I
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Colorado Springs, Cole.
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Society Personals .
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
METHODIST CIRCLES IN
Circle One of the Methodist So-
ciety for Christian Service met at
the home of Mrs. Joe Grimsley
Monday afternoon with seventeen
members present. After the devo-
tional the circle discussed plans
for the year under the leadership
of Mrs. R. W. Smith, chairmali.
At the close of the meeting t'he
hostess served delicious refresh-
iCircle Two was entertained at
the home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit Mon-
day afternoon. Mrs. G. A. Patton
gave t'he devotional followed' by a
talk by Rev. O. D. Langston in
which he asked, for pledges for
the year. Following other routine
Business, the hostess served re-
freshments to those present..
Circle Three met Monday after-
Inoon with Mrs. B. J. Hull. Mrs.
SEdwin Ramsey led th'e devotional,
followed by an interesting article
read by Mrs. D. B. Lay. Pledges. for
the year were. discussed, following
which the hostess served refresh-
TO.ATTEND DISTRICT MEET
A number of the members of the
Port St, Joe Woman's, club are
planning to attend, t'he district
meeting of the Florida Federation
of Women's clubs to beheld Tues-
day, January 20, in Marianna.
Speakers at the meeting will be
Mrs. T: V. Moore of Miami. state
defense chairman, and Mrs. Ralph
A. Smith. They will talk on "Edu-
cation Our First.Line of Defense."
MRS. J. A. CHRISTMAS
Mrs. J. A. Christmas entertained
the Tuesday Bridge club at her
Highland View home this week.
Scores were, tallied after several
progressions and prizes presented:.
SDelectable refreshments were
served by the hostess to her
S Announcement is being made of
the marriage of Miss Erline Brown
of Apalachicola to Russell Behrens
Sof Jacksonville, formerly of this
city. The marriage .ook place in
Apalachicola Saturday; January 10.
at the home, of the bride.
This couple has many friend's in
Gulf and Franklin counties who
will join The Star in wishing them
D-T A TTO MIIET THURSDAY (
.- I. A. I V r,, 1i 1i ,, w. .
The regular meett'ing of the Par-
ent4Teachers association will be
'held Thursday evening, January
22, in the high school auditorium.
J. B. White, county agent, will be
guest speaker for the occasion and
Miss Erline McClellan will be in
charge of the music for the meet-
Sing. A short business meeting will
Follow t'he program, with Mrs. T.
V. Morris presiding.
ST. JAMES AUXILIARY MEETS
The. St. James Auxiliary of the
Episcopal church held its regular
meeting this week at the beach
home of Mrs. W. R. Roberts Jr.
The regular business routine was
carried out, after which a social
hour was enjoyed.
GARDEN CLUB TO MEET
On Wednesday, January 21, at
3 p. m., the Garden Circle mem-
bers are asked to meet at the
home of Mrs. G. A. Patton. Plans
for the year will be discussed and
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Goforth an-
nounce the engagement andl aD-
'proaching marriage of their daugh-
ter, Ora Lee, to Mr. Kenneth Dahi
of Blue Island, Il.
BUY DEFENSE BONDS
WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS FIRST j 0. E. S. TO ORGANIZE
MEETING OF NEW YEAR DEFENSE KNITTING CLUB
The Port St. Joe Woman's club There will be a special meeting
held it's first meeting of the new of Gulf Chapter 191, Order of
year Wednuday of last week in the Eastern Star, Tuesday evening in
club room at the Centennial build-
in: with the president, Mrs. R. W.
Snith, in the chair. The meeting
was opened by singing "America,
th.1 Beauciful," followed by the
Salute to the Flag and prayer.
Mrs. Floyd' Hunt gavb an inter-
esting and helpful talk on "The
Woman In Defense." For the con-
clusion of the program she used a
portable phonograph and played
many beautiful selections,.
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis Jr., con-
ducted. ,'he current events quiz, in
which Mrs. Roy Gibson had tht
highest score. The interest was
very evident and all members
took part in the discussion.
Mrs. Charles Boyer, Mrs.. Roy
Williams and Mrs. William Shu-
ford assisted Mrs. T. V. Morris
in serving refreshments.
Announcement is being made of
the marriage of Miss Claryce
Chafin, daughter of Mrs. Ella Cha-
fin of Wewahitckha, to William
Edward Whaley of this city on
Wednesday, January 14. The marri-
age too place in Apalachicola.
the Rev. Father Howard officiat-
ing in the presence of a few close
friends. Following a short wedd-
ing trip the young couple will be
at home. to their friends in this
city, where they both are em.
played by the St. Joe Paper com-
AUTOMOBILE TIRES NOW AS
PLENTIFUL AS HEN'S TEETH
(Continued from Page 1)
wits and prepare to answer a to-
tal of 30 questions contained, on
the application blank. After you
finish answering questions, yot
sign a long statement swearing
you have told the truth, the whole
tr.ith and nothing but the truth.
so help you. Then you return it
to the dealer from whom you hope
you can purchase a tire.
When your application is in, one
dr more of the members of the
tire inspection board named above
will look over the tires on you;
car'and decide whether or not you
really need a new tire or tires
The committee will then file itr
findings and report with the ra-
tioning board, which will meet
every Thursday evening at 7:30
in theDefense Council office in the
Costih building on Monument ave
If the board decides you car
have a tire or tires ypu can go
to your dealer and plunk the cash
lown. for them-if the dealer has
any new tires. your size in stock.
If the board rejecTs your applica-
tion for any reason, then, brother.
you are right back where you
The whole business of tire ra-
ioning is going to be tough on a
ot of folks. It entails a great deal-
of personal sacrifice on the part
af the rationing board and inspec
ion committee members, who have
volunteered their time and serv-
ces without any remuneration
whatsoever. It's going to be though
o buy new tires., but Gulf county
folks know that Uncle Sam is In
a war that he is determined to
win, so they're smiling, reraeltin
okes about the tire -lh."Iage and
making the new .--,1.tions. to
And here's, a fini. t"' Forget
bout "borrowing" tires off sone I
ne else's car. There'F :' mighty
teavy penalty in store for you if
ou get "caught in the act."
C. J. Sullivan and Sammie Da-
is were business visitors Satur-
ay in Dothan, Ala.
thie Masonic hall for the purpose
of formn f i n in
I ullOlrDg a defense knitting
club. All members are asked to be
present at 7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Graves of
Newville, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Jones of Headland ,Ala., ex-
)Oct to spend the week-end in this
city visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan and
baby returned to the city Friday
after a several days' visit with
relatives in Florala, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cummings
of Chattanooga, Tenn., have re-
turned to the city for a three
months' stay. Mr. Cummings is
connected with the Southeastern
Pipe Line corporation.
MILK FOR HEALTH
You want your health all
winter, so help insure a
vital supply of energy by
drinking milk every day.
By the glass, with cereals
or in cooked foods, milk
is' defense for good health
in the winter time!
Gulf County Dairy
A Martin Theatre .E- Port St. Joe Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT
1:00 P. M., CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY ONLY JANUARY i7
)"j< A&Wkilled 1 ACTION!
SDOC ROBP ^ THRILLS I
.. .- witth WINDY HAYES
with "Riders of
Richard Arlen 1
Andy Devine Death Valley"
Jeanne Kelly CHAPTER 2
January 18 19
AS CO-PILOTS THEY
.t THE "BLUES"!
LATEST WAR NEWS
TUESDAY January 20
FF _il EDMUND LOWE
ON THE STAGE
---- IN PERSON
AND HIS MUSICAL
Music Girls Dancing
Ted Lewis In "IS
WEDNESDAY ONLY -- JANUARY 21
Special Issue: "WHEN AIR RAIDS STRIKE"
- PLUS REGULAR PICTURE PROGRAM
JOAN DAVIS-JINX FALKENBERG
"Two Latins From
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 19,1,
A Lot of Sausage
The United States consumes
864,000 worth of sausage every
ay of the year.
PAGEFOU TH STA, PRT T. OE. ULFCOUTYFLORDA RIDY. ANU'R~ 6. 942
TIMELY AVIATION PICTURE COMING TO PORT
Bud Abbott and Lou Cosvello. in is Abbott and Costello's wild ride
a scene- from "Keep 'IEm Flying," in a runaway plane. There is a
uproarious comedy laugh-film com- mile-a-minute chase in which a
ing to the Port theatre Sunday and motorized torpedo takes Costello
Monday. Others, in the cast are on a jaunt ,over the countryside.
Martha Raye, Carol Bruce, Dick Abbott and Costello portray air
Foran and William Gargan. school "grease monkeys," while
The picture is highlighted by the Misses Raye and Bruce are'
sensational aerial sequences that seen as USO hostesses. The film
will have audiences holding onto is backgroundled against Uncle
their .seats. Exceptionally exciting Sam's drive for air supremacy.
Maximum Charge of $7.50 For
Best Grade Rubber Set On'
Most 'Commonr Size
Government price officials this
week laid down a ceiling on
charges for tire retreading' and
are now working on a plan to fix
maximum prices for used tires.
The retread schedule goes into
effect next Monday. At the pres-
ent time there are no shops ir.
this section equipped to do retread.
ing, but if the war continues for
any length of time we wouldn't b-
surprised .to see the necessary:
equipment installed by some ente:
prising business concern or indi-
Persons retreading or top cap.
ping the 6.00x16 tires oojmmonly
used on low-priced cars may
charge no more than $7.50 if best
grade camelback is, used or $6.45
if they work with second grade
camelback. Larger passenger car
tiresand truck tires have corre-
spondingly higher prices.
If dealers sell retreaded tires
they may charge the maximum re-
treading fee for t'he type tire in-
volved, plus $1.50 for the tire car-
cass.,'.__ __'__ _
'OTI 1-------1-- X
Your Income Tax
Forms for filing returns of in-
come for 1941 have 'been sent to
persons who filed returns last
year. Failure to receive a form
does not relieve a taxpayer of his
obligation to file.
Forms miay be obtained) upon
request' from the offices of collec-
tors and deputy collectors of in-
A person should file returns on
Form 1040, unless his gross in-
come for 1941 does not exceed
$3000 and consists wholly of sal-
ary, wages or other compensation
for personal services, dividends,
interest, rent, annuities or royal-
ties, in which event he may elect
to file on Form 1040A, a simplified
Capt. Colin P Kelly Jr., 28, of
Madison, Florida, whose death
: o d:u with the news
that he had scroed three direct
o rb .-'ts ,n personally sinking
'h, J-ionese battleship Haruna.
Kelly was "nm.de a captain in
'910 aft 'r t:-ii ir.q in various
flying and bombing schools.
The tax may be paid in full at the
time of filing or in four equal' in-
i, !:.embler that single persons
or married persons not living with
husband or wife, who earn as
much as $14.43 a week for the 52
weeks of t'he year. and married
persons living together who have
aggregate earnings of as much as
$28.85 a' week for the year, are
required to file returns.
Ecra.i contributed almost half
the steel;, more than one-thirdl the
copper, 29 per cent of the zinc and
22 per cent of the aluminum used
for defense production in 1941.
Notice of Regular Municipal
Notice Ais hereby given that the
regular municipal election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
form. for the City of Port St. Joe will
be held in the City .Hall in the
The return must be filed with blheo he C otyHalnth
The return must be filed with City of Port St. Joe on Tuesday,
the collector of internal revenue Februaryj 17, 1942.
for the district in which the tax- "e e )ol.ls will open at 8 o'clock
payer has his legal residence or A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. M.,
Eastern Standard Time.
principal place of business on or T NSO
efore midnight of March 16, 1942. 2-6M. P. TOMLINr aSON.
before midnight of March 16, 1942. 2-6 City Auditor and Clerk.
Forty-four Per Cent In 19l7 draft
In the World War draft in 1917
there were 23,908,576 men regis-
tered, or 44 per 'cent of the male
population. There were draft dodg-
ers numbering 337,648.
In North Carolina waters 345
species of fish have been identified
REPORT OF CONDITION
of Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
of Port St. Joe in the State of
Florida at the close of business
on December 31, 1941.
Loans and discounts (in-
ciuding $ none over,
crafts) ...............$ 66,054.73
United States Govern-
inent oouadions, direct
and guaranieeu ....... 13,000.00
Cash, balances with other
banks, including re-
sern e Lalances, ail d
c.sh items in process
oi collection .......... 223,218.45
Bank premises owned $
none, furniture and fix-
tures $2,167.30 ........ 2,167.30
Other assets .......... 218.80
TOTAL ASSETS ......$416,366.54
Demand deposits of in-
anu corporations .....$336,405.12
Time deposits of indi-
and corporations ...... 20,703.47
Deposits of States and po-
litical subdivisions .... 19,974.11
Deposits of banks .... ... 262.bu
Otner deposits certifiedd
and officers' checks,,
etc.) ............ ...... 1,031.97
TOTAL DEPO'SITS .... $378,377.17
Other liabilities ........ 25.56
(not including subordi-
nated obligations shown
below) ................ $378,402.73
Capital '* ..............$ 25,000.00
i urplus .......-- -..... 5,700.00
I Undivided profits ..... 4,763.81
i servess (and retirement
acLount for preferred
capital) ................ 2,500.00
ACCOUNTS .........$ 37,96-3.81
i L:OOAL, LIABILITIES
ACCOUNTS ........:. $416,366.64
This bank's capital consists of
$ none of capital notes and deben-
ntues; rirst preferred stock with
iomal par value of $ none, total re-
Lirable value $ none; second pre-
ferred stock with total par value
af $ none, total retirable value
$ none; and common stock with
total par value of $25,000.00.
Pledged assets (and pe-
Scurities loaned) (book
Other assets pledged to
secure- deposits and
other liabilities( includ-
ing notes and bills re-
discounted and' securi-
ties sold under repur-
chase agreement) -....$ 7.2,000.00
TOTAL .... ............$ 72,000.00
Secured and preferred
Deposits secured by
pledged' assets pursuant
to requirements of law 15,000.00
TOTAL ...............$ 15,000.00
On date of report the re-
quired legal reserve
against deposits of this
bank was ............$ 75,675.43
Assets reported abo ve
Which were eligible as
legal reserve amounted
I, S. L. Barke,. Vice-President
and Cashier, of 'the above-named
bank, 'do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true, and! that
it fully and correctly represents
the true state of the several fiiat-
ters herein contained and set forth,
to the best of my knowledge and
S. L. BAIRKE.
HARRY A. SAUNDERS
J. L. SHARIT
State of Florida, County of Gulf,
ss: Sworn to and subscribed be-
fore me this 9th day of January,
1942, and I herebyl certify that 1
am not an officer or director or
WILLIAM J. EDWARDS,
(SEAL) Notary Public, State of
Florida at large.
My commission expires Decem-
ber 22, 1944.
Private Richard Mahon of Tyn-.
dall Field spent .the week-end in
the city visiting relatives.
IN FULL REALIZATION OF
ADDED PROBLEMS INCI-
DENTAL TO CITY GOV-
ERNMENT AND NATION-
AL EMERGENCY ...
I should like to serve the people
of Port St. Joe as City Comrmis-
sioner, and pledge my best ef-
forts for arny civic betterment
possible under existing revenues.
YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT
WILL BE APPRECIATED
B. (Brandt) B. CONKLIN
On Waterfront, Calhoun-Gulf Ii
Main Entrance for YOUR
COME IN AND REST!
I Am YOU'R Servant- Let
Me Serve YOU'
JOHN HENRY JONES
WHITE TOP TAXI COMPANY
FOR PRO1MrT SERVICE
PHONEB 1 00
SDAY OR NIGHT --
TAXtS ALWAYS AVAILABLE f! FRONT
6f ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION
This is tn notify dll parties who have been in the State for
one year, and Cour6ty for six months, that the Registration
Books will be open the first Monday in February to register all
:" who wish to vote in the 1942 May Primary. Books will be open
in Precincts of the County by the following Deoutiy Supervisors
PRECINCT, NO. 1-Wewahitchka. Supervisor's Office at Court
PRECINCT NO. 2-Wetappo. Superviosr's Office at Court
PRECINCT NO. 3-White City. Mrs. Della Spotts.
PRECINCT NO. 4-Kenney's Mill. Mrs. J. B. Trawick.
PRECINCT NO. 5-Dalkeith. Edgar Lanier Store.
PRECINCT NO. 6-Overstreet. Raymond Hardy.
PRECINCT NO. 7-Port S.t Joe. Mrs. C. C. Taunton.
PRECINCT NO. 8-Highland View. W. C. Forehand.
CLAUDE G. RISH,
Supervisor of Registration.
Gulf County, Florida.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY 16. 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA