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VOLUME V PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1942 NUMBER 16
Sharks Win First
Defeat Apalachicola 24 to 12 Tue:
day Night; Play Frink
The St. Joe High Sharks, i:
the opening game of the base'
ball season, defeated a strong Al
alachicola quintet by a 24-12 score
It was a hard-fought tilt, with thE
Sharks taking the lead and hold
ing it throughout the game. Johl
.Lane and Thomas Smith wer
high scorers for the locals.
The St. Joe starting lineup wa;
Jack Shiver, John Lane, Bud
Walters, Foy Scheffer and Ton
The Sharks will tangle with tht
strong Frink team tonight at the
Centennial auditorium. The Frinl
aggregation consists of a squad o'
natural-born basketball players
including Davey Newsom, wh<
.made the All-West Florida team
last year, andl.the game should be
nip and tuck all the way.
Sports fans are urged to turn
out tonight and give the local lads
MARRIED MEN TO
BE ACCEPTED IN
Married men may enlist in the
navy for service in the naval re-
serve, according to an announce-
ment made this week.
Previously married men werd
barred from service, as a number
here discovered .wh.n .they tried
to enlist to get away from their
wives. Under the new waiver men
must have the signed permission
of their wives and a statement
that she is not dependent on her
husband for support.
Married men with children are
still barred from enlistment, how-
ever. Enlistments will be for two,
three and four years: service. Men
17 and 18 years of age may enlist
for two or three years..
FROM COURT RACE
Advised by his physicians that
because of a heart condition it
would be unwise for him to enter
a strenuous political campaign for
a seat on the supreme court bench,
William P. Allen of Tallahassee
has announced that he would
withdraw from the race.
This leaves two candidates for
the seat made vacant through the
announced intention of Justice
Whitfield that he would retire-T.
T. Turnbull of Monticello and H.
L. Sebring of Gainesville.
AUTO STAMPS NOW ON
SALE AT POSTOFFICE
Postmaster H. A. Drake this
week received, the new 'use"
stamps wihch must decorate all
motor vehicles from now until (?)
beginning Februaryi 1.
Information as to what to do
with the stamps, which cost $2.09,
was published last week in The
Star. This first stamp is good un-
til July 1, when another stamp,
must be secured at a cost of $5.
This' second stamp will allow mo-
torists to drive their cars over the
highways until July 1, 1943.
LEGION TO MEET TUESDAY
SAt the last meeting of Gulf
County Post 116. American Legion.
it was decided to change the dates
of meeting from Thursdays to the
second and fourth Tuesday of
'W" FOR VICTORY
SSymbolic of the important part
8 American livestock will play in
the war is this two-weeks-old
purebred shorthorn calf, born
I with a distinct "V" on its fore-
Shead. The calf, a male, has been
named Bonnie Brae Victory, and
is owned by Dr. H. J. Veatch of
Dick Tracy Will Be
Seen In Serial Film
Fifteen Chapters of Exciting Ac-
tion For Port Theatre Goers'
"Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.,"
with Ralph Byrd in the title role,
will start a 15-week run at the
Port theatre on Tuesday, January
27, where it will return every suc-
According to the plot, Tracy is
summoned from Washington to
halt the depredations of a master
criminal known as "The Ghost,"
whose signature, after each crime,
is a thumbprint of "Rackets" Rea-
gan, a former crime czar who'was
executed in Sing Sing through the
efforts, of Tracy...
The Ghost is suspected of being
a member of the "Council of Eight'"
a body of citizens organized to rid
New York of Reagan's reign of
crime, but because, through the
genius of a mad' fanatic known as
"Lucifer," he is able to make him-
self invisible at times, he has .thus
far .been able to murder three
members of the Council without
his identity being known.
Dick Tracy embarks upon a long
and perilous campaign to expose
the Ghost by modern scientific
methods of crime deduction.
In the opening chapter the Ghost
demonstrates the full power of his
malevolence by dynamiting a vol-
canic fault in New York harbor
which, but for the bravery and
presence of mind of Tracy, would
destroy the whole city by earth-
quake and tidal wave.
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OVERSTREET BEGINS TOUR
OF STATE IN CAMPAIGN
Expect Women to 'M
' Aid In War Work
Will Gradually Release Men From
Factory and Office Duties In
Order to Swell Army
The government expects women
to work in factories, on farms and
in stores and offices wherever
they can take the, place of men
who are fit for the army -or navy
n gradual mobilization of the na-
t:on's fighting a d production
powerr for total war.
This statement was made by
!rig.4Geh. Lewis B. Hershey, di-
"sctor of the selective service sys-
tem, and he added that only one
thing would determine the even-
ua'] size of the arm y-"it must be
large enough to win this war.'
"The selective service system
will expect industry and agricul-
ture to use to the maximum indi-
viduals who do not possess the
capacities for services in the
armed' forces," 'Hershey said. "It
will expect a gradual but con-
stant substitution of women for
men who are fit to fight."
FLORIDA BANK GROUP
OFFERING .BQNUS FOR
AXIS BATTLE WAGONS
Announcement Is made by the
Fioriada NatIonal Bank group that
it would make a standing offer
of an award of $500 which will be
paid to the American aircraft
pilot or group of, pilot destroying
any- Japanese';.. German or taliani
capital battleships or aircraft car-
riers during the war.
These awards will be divided
equally among personnel of the
aircraft upon official declaration
by *t:he secretary of war or secre-
tary of the navy that the ship or
aircraft carrier has been de-
The first $500 award was made
to Mrs. Marian Kelly, widow of
Capt. Coln P. Kelly, hero of the
LOUIS PERRITT OPENS
BICYCLE REPAIR SHOP,
Keeping pace with changing
conditions due to the war, and
anticipating a service that soon
ore People Will Trade
At Home Due to Drastic
Tire Rationing Program
Port St. Joe Merchants Now
SHave Opportunity to Regain
Trade That Has Been Going
THE A4X/S To Neighboring Cities.
SWhile a lot of people in Port
St. Joe have not yet started tak-
ing the tire shortage seriously,
they will shortly, for the lack of
'tires will create a drastic .change
DEFENSE BONDS STAMPS in shopping in neighboring cities.
England and most of Europe
'.ll:i:;ilii: illillilllHllllllllllIIIll have turned to the horse and
buggyl and bicycle--except that
ar Income Tax there are few horses and fewer
buggies. The automobile for. ordi-
nary civilian use is very scarce in
Revenue Act of 1942 pro- most off those countries and al-
a simplified method of com- most non-existent in Germany.
Income tax in the case of As the use of automobiles is re-
luals whose gioss income is stricted, people who have thought
d wholly from salary,, wages nothing in the past of going 50 to
her compensation for per-, 100 miles to shop are going to
services, andl does, not- ex- think more about the wear and
P3000. Form 1040A has been tear on their automobile tires, and
ed' which has.a table on the they're going to begin thinking
e side showing the amount more about doing their shopping
Son increasing amounts of in Port St. Joe.,
income after allowance of The merchants of the.city should
or each dependent. awake 'to this new opportunity, if
tax is the same for each they have not already done so,
ock of gross income and the and prepare to capitalize upon it.
-er need only ascertain in How? By doing a better job of
block his income falls to advertising and merchandising
line his tax. -- -.. thanthey've been dioig to' rcap-
than ttheyhe, been ADioJIg to '-
er the simplified method' the ture the trade that they haVe-. ost,
of a person on the last day because of the automobile, to'-the
taxable year is the govern- surrounding larger trade center.
ctor in determining the ex- It won't be as easy as just say
n level ($750 for single per. ing that, for the merchants In
nd married persons not liv- these larger cities who have Deen
ith husband or wife, and reaping a rich harvest from Port
for married persons. living St. Joe aren't going to surrender
er) as, well as the credit for that trade without a fight. They
tents. are going to bring their advertise.
husband and wife living to- Ing.messages into our city by
onthe last day of the tax- meannewspa-
'ear may file separate re- per advertising, broadsides and
on Form 1040A if the gross letters y mal, and ssibly e-
letters by mail, and, possibly .de-
IIIncUme Iof eac is omlu Llthe ple-
scribed sources and dbes not ex-
ceed $3000, or they may file a
single joint return if their com-
bined income does not exceed
'i !!llll i tIII l III IIIIIII IIIIIIIiIII lIIl lIIIIIIIII .
will 'be in great demand, Louis
Perritt has opened a bicycle re- Texas Interests To Seach
pair shop at his home on Seventh For Black Gold In Florida
street to care for the two-wheel
steeds that to a large extent are Further exploration of Florida's
replacing automobiles due to the sub-strata, in a renewed effort to
tire and car shortage. discover gas and oil, is indicated
"Somebody's got to keep 'em roll- in a lease filed at Bartow which
ing," said Mr. Perritt, "and I have gives Texas interests a 10-year
had considerable experience along [claim to any gas, oil and minerals
this line." I ound in a 3,150-acre tract belong-
If the valves on your bike need ing to Mrs. I. A. Yarnell of High-
grinding, the carburetor gets out land Park.
of whack, your seat needs half- The tract covered by the. lease
soling or you're looking for a gis located between Alturas and
fancy paint job-just take it to iBabson Park in Polk county and
Mr. Perritt. drilling must be undertaken with-
--- in 12 months, according to the
DISPLAYS EXHIBIT OF OIL
PAINTINGS AND CHINA
Miss Myrtle Langston, who is
Launching his campaign for L guest of nev. anM virs. u. D,
election to congress as representa- Langston, has on display in the
*tive from the state at large, H. E. windows 'of the LilMus jewelry
Overstreet :of Miami has begun a store and Costin's department
tour of the state contacting sup- store an exhibit of ,oil paintings
porters and laying groundwork for and hand-painted china' Everyone
an extensive campaign before the is urged to view this work of
May primaries. Miss Langston's.
He will be opposed by Lex ----
Green, present representative in Michigan Visitors
congress from 'the Second dis- Mr. and Mrs. Mark O. Sullivan
trict, who has also announced that and small son of Detroit, Mich.,
he will enter the race as a candi- are the guests this week of Mr.
date from the state at large. and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan.
Roselle Stone Visits Parents
Roselle Stone of the Orlando
Air Base visited'in the city last
week with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Stone.
To Make Home In Illinois
Miss Ora Lee Goforth left Wed-
nesday for Blue Island, Ill., where
she will make her home.
velopment' of a mail order busi-
Preaching the doctrine of "trade'
in Port St. Joe" isn't going to be
enough to keep the tradle from
going out of town-the merchants
must show and tell. their custo-
mers what they have to offer.
if all the people can be educated
to trade at home they will soon
begin to realize that when they
spend' their dollars with their lo-
cal business men they are build-
ing up Port St. Joe-not some city
50 or 100 miles away.
No Ban On Use of Boats In
Coastal Waters of Florida
There are no bans on the use
of fishing craft in the coastal wa-
ters around Florida, naval offi-
cials have advised W. C. Sherman
of Panama City, president of the
Florida State Chamber of Com-
Operators of small craft are ad-
vised that they and their passen-
gers should be careful not to
photograph United States vessels,
naval and other military reserva-
tions or enter restricted areas.
They can co-operate also by re-
porting promptly anything of a
suspicious nature to the proper
authorities, naval officials said.
---- -- Returr
S A Bargain for Someone Mrs. Basil
Want to buy two acres of land r'lismissed,
indi a good ceiled house for $400? hospital an
See the classified ads, page four. home here.
ns From Hospital
1 Kenney Jr., has been
from a Panama City
d has returned to her
-AG .11sy'-- TH-E STAR,'-v PORT, ST O, UFCONY FOIA E-DAJNUR 3,
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. M.....$2.00 Six Months
--. Telephone 51 )3-
The spoken word is given scant attention;
che printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WALK MORE-SAVE YOUR AUTO!
FROM THE number of cars still scooting
about the streets of Port St. Joe-some
of them at breakneck speed-a lot of people
aren't taking the tire and automobile situa-
tion seriously, which they'll probably regret
later. If people will consider the car and tire
situation sanely, walk more and when they
have to ride, drive at a slower speed, the situ-
atidn should work out all right.
The automobile and tire dealers in Gulf
county, the ones who are really hard hit, are
meeting the situation with sanity and forti-
tude. If the general public co-operates, trans-
portation in this section should not be serl-
The use of second-hand tires and tubes and
retreads. along with such few new tires as
may dribble through the rationing system,
can keep every essential vehicle equipped
with adequate, if not ideal, rubber. Care in
preserving auto usefulenss can keep everyone
who feeds a car equipped with one that will
run. It may rattle, but it will run.
But these goals can be accomplished only.
if everyone follows a policy of driving only
when' necessary. The unnecessary miles you
do not drive this winter will. make it possible
for you to drive necessary miles next sum-
mer, next winter and maybe the following
Let your repair man keep your tires and
your car in the best possible condition and
you'll still be riding when a lot of other peo-
ple are trying to hitch hike. Another way to
help is not to ask stores to make special
truck deliveries of merchandise. If delivery
truck tires get worn out this year, there may
not be any deliveries next year.
The present severe tire rationing regula-
tions probably will be relaxed to a certain ex-
tent after they have accomplished their pur-
pose of bringing the war home to the aver-
age citizen-but don't count on them being
relaxed much. It is entirely possible that or-
dinary citizens who are not now eligible for
new rubber under any conditions may later
be made eligible to buy when tires are avail-
able and when dire necessity can be proven.
But don't' count on it too strongly.
Most of us use our cars a great deal more
than is necessary,'anyway, and a little walk-
ing isn't going to do us any harm-in fact,
it will do us good. A lot of people have pur-
chased bicycles for getting about town, and
most of them have discovered, much to their
amazement, that the bicycle actually is a more
satisfactory vehicle than an automobile for
going about their business. We may expect
to see a lot more bicycles about town shortly
and this seems to be the answer to the auto-
tire problem as far as use about the city is
Nowadays if you want to buy a thing most
tremendously, it might not be a bad idea to
stop and ask yourself seriously-Why? And
-Is it worth what it will cost me? Then, af-
ter .you've settled these questions satisfac-
torily-- take the money and buy Defense
Bonds or Stamps.
Keep smiling-and buy Defense Bonds!
EXPECT SEVERE RATION PROGRAM'
The United States citizen faces a greatly
changed "way of life" for the year 1942, and
possibly several more years. Few citizens
now realize the magnitude their sacrifice
must be to win this war. But they will soon
come to learn how the war affects them di-
rectly, even though they are thousands or
miles from the actual scenes of battle be-
cause of rubber, tin, food and luxury short-
ages, higher prices they must pay for all
goods, immense tax bills they face.
Because of the scarcity of goods we must
look for a severe rationing program that will
make 1932 and '33, when money was scarce,
look like good times. Now money and jobs
are plentiful. Goods are scarce. Tires and au-
tomobiles are now rationed, and it won't be
long before many other things containing
rubber and metal will be rationed.
Biggest reason for this rationing necessity
is not an immediate shortage, but our gov-
ernment's pledge that 50 per cent of the na-
tion's productive effort will go into war
business. And that means .a.big percentage o0
raw materials will no longer be available for
civilian use. It is estimated that the total cost
of this war production will come to $1,000,-
000,000 worth of arms and equipment a week.
More than likely the public may have trouble
porcuring its everyday needs, let alone its
Here are a few things, in their broader as-
pects, civilians must watch for in the near
future: Rationing of second-hand cars and re-
treaded tires; the mandatory use of governors
on cars to restrict their speed, in order to
save gasoline; a complete .shortage of rub-
ber and elastic goods; a shortage of tin for
29 commercial articles-toys, some musical
instruments, art objects, ornaments and many
household items being among them; a ban on
a majority of aluminum products; an eventual
ban on all kinds of tin and other light metal
containers, so that every person may be get-
ting dentrifices, tobacco, cosmetics and other
merchandise in glass or paper containers; al,
eventual rationing of all kinds of machines
and tools; a drastic rise in the prices of re-
frigerators, washing machines, stoves, air-
conditioning outfits, radios, fishing tackle
and other items; copper, bronze and brass
will be unavailable for ornamental purposes,
screening or piping; a shortage of tea and
canned fish; a restriction on wool, silk and
nylon goods; a rationing of soaps and oils;
smaller and yellower newspapers and maga-
All this and more is expected to lead to at
least a 20 per cent rise in the cost of living
by next spring, according to Price-fixer Leon
Henderson. But there are ways in which the
average citizen can accept these fates of war
and still maintain a comparatively happy
home and high morale. There will be plenty
of food, and sensible buying and saving can
accomplish much for the family with a low
income. The wheat supply is ample. Chicken
and lamb are selling for less than a year ago
and, in most markets, beef is only a little
The average family must learn to eat more
stews, cut down on eggs, cheese and cream,
which are being used for our soldiers in great
quantities. The potential supplies of fruits
and vegetables are greater than ever, particu-
larly here in Florida. The prices of bread,
milk and sugar willlgo up, but this will be
due to higher costs of labor, freight rates
and packaging costs rather than a shortage
of the actual products.
Housewives should learn to set their tables
with the primary, common foods and experi-
ment with substitutes where the real article
is sky-high or unobtainable.
STrouble about drunk drivers is that usually
it's the fellow they hit who pushes up the
Every motorist's a marked man today-if
he's got a '41 tag on his car.
Even hornets have good points.
SOMETHING ALL CAN DO
"Well," said my neighbor, com-
ing in ,tired from a day at our Red
Cross headquarters and flopping
down in my biggest chair, "Have
;ou heard the latest?"
"I don't know," I said. What?'*
"N'ow it's fifty per cent of the
Nool of the country that ha's been
requisitioned for the army. A few
days ago it was rubber. At this
rai:e, I don't see what's going to
happen to the homes of the United
States. Our standard of living that
.ve've always been so proud of is
certainly going to take a nose
"Oh, I don't know." I
tried to cheer her up.
"Don',t know? You mean you
aren't concerned about all these
shortages? You're willing to have
your children grow up in a .
well, in a shambles?"
I looked around my pleasant
living room, with the late after-
noon sun coming in the windows.
"This. doesn't seem to me like a
s'lamlbles exactly," I said in de-
unse of my own home, "andi I
.hink it will still be fairly com-
fortable five years from now
whether I get anything new for it
or not. This house was well built
and it's going to last."
"But what will you do when
your rug wears out-or a chair
falls to pieces? And what are you
going to do for sheets for your
beds, and for pans in the kitchen
. and oh, for a hundred other
S"Get new ones when I need
them. Perhaps I won't feel that I
need them as soon as I would in
peace time. But there are a lot of
rugs and sheets and pans in the
warehouses of this country. It's
going to take quite a while for us
to use up all the goods that have
been stored up in 'this country
these past few years. And when
we do-wetl, we'll still get along,
I guess, because our manufac-
turers' are up on their toes, and
when one kind of material can't
be used, they'll find another that
"Synthetics, you mean?"
"Yes, and substitutes. If we
can't get wool for rugs for a few
years, our manufacturers will
make something else. for us to use
on our floors. Some new kind of
linoleum, perhaps, or a cotton rug.
S. I don't know what. But you
wait and see. This is a rich coun-
try," I told her, "and our indus-
trial system is adaptable. We're
used to a high standard of living
and we're going to keep it high
even if various items in it are
"Besides our material com-
forts aren't everything, you know.
There's an old saying-from a
very ancient book-that 'man does
not live by bread alone.' Ma3ibe
it's time we found out about some
of those other things he lives by!"
sport' coat and goosegrease on
The Low Down your hair. Or if you're a lady and
past 49, you ought to forego sailor
from pants you can't fool the young
W illis S w p bloods so easy. Also, if you're un-
AA kW AjJ der 49, sailor pants don't enhance.
But there are 997 other ways to
Editor The Star: be a sucker, and if I tried to list
'erm here, I'd be one myself.
A good resolution for 1942, if But above all other resolutions
you ain't already made one, is to for 1942 it'll be hard to find on
swear off bein' a sucker-hencehard to find one
swear off em' a sucker-hence- that can surpass a resolve to read'
fonpe Aesop's Fable per annum.
There's 1000 ways to be a And if I was to say the best time
sucker. One way is to think you're
gonna git handsome .by rubbin'
something on your epidermis ver-
sus getting' out in the sunshine and
gittn' up a good sweat-not a per-
spiration. Another good way-if
you're an old spavin-is to think
you're knockin' the young gals for
a loop because you've got a tweed
'to read it, I'd say in November-
just before the elections.
Yours with the low down,
A new invention to be attached
to a closet door sprays moth-kill-
ing chemicals into the closet when
the door is opened and closed.
'RIDAY, JANUARY 23, 11942-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, -FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Rev. Frank Dearing of Panama
City visited in the city Sunday
George Tapper was a business
visitor in Pensacola Tuesday.
DR. J, C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
DR. C. L. 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
$ BY THE 8 00
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 Rend Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
WORK comes in BOTTLES!
clean painted surfaces
Harmless to paint and hands. Pour
a little in water, wet surface, wipe
.and SURPRISE The Job is Done.
I 25 at your Drug. Hardware. Paint,
or Grocery Store. If your dealer
does not stock send 25& and a 0#
W. B. CHAPMAN Laboratory
Colorado Springs, Colo.
We'll Produce a Good Job
at the Promised Time
at a Moderate Price
Your order will receive prompt
attention in our shop and it will be
printed at a reasonable price. You
can be confident of delivery when
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
' *es La OOO d&@I
P,-T. A. COUNTY COUNCIL
WILL MEET TODAY
The Gulf-Franklin County Coun-
cil of Parent-Teacher Associations
will meet this afternoon at 2:00
o'clock in the high school audi-
torium. The meeting will be pre-
sided over by the council presi-
dent, Mrs. Dwight Marshall of Ap-
Subject for the session will be
"Nutrition.," and. Mrs. J. A. Whit-
field! of Wewahitchka, home dem-
onstration agent, is expected to
be the main speaker.
All members of the P.,T. A., as
well as any interested citizens,
are urged to attend.
MRS. SMITH HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB
Mrs. J. M. Smith entertained
members of the J. A. M. club
Monday evening at her home on
Monument avenue. Seasonal flow-
ers decorated the living room
where sewing and chatting were
enjoyed until a late hour, when de-
lectable refreshments were served
by the hostess to her guests.
EASTERN STAR FORMS
At a call meeting of the Order
of Eastern Star held Tuesday eve-
ning a knitting class was formed
to make garments, to be turned
over to the. national Red' Cross for
distribution. Eight ladies started
the class, and it is expected more
will join later.
BAPTIST WOMEN TO MEET
IN APALACHICOLA JAN. 29
The Woman's Missionary society
of the Northwest Coast Baptist
association will meet for its first
quarterly meeting of the year in
Apaalchicola on January 29 at 10
o'colck e.s.t. All members, and
friends- are invited.
Born, Tuesday. January 20, to
Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Bullock
at their home in Oak Grove, a.
Mrs. C. F. Johnson of' Trinidad
left this week for Miami to join
her husband before going to Wash-
inglion, D. C. Mrs. Johnson has
been the guest of her sisters, Mrs.
W. D. Dare and Mrs. J. B. Gloecu-
for the past two weeks. Mr.
Johnson is employed by the United
States government and stationed
Mr. and Mrs, W. C. Pridgeon
and family were week-end visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tom Pridgeon
and children spent Wednesday in
Mrs. Sally Montgomery w as
called to Valdosta, Ga., last Fri-
day by the illness, of her daughter.
Mrs. Orin McCranie. Word re-
ceived yesterday was that Mrs.
McCranie wks resting comfortably,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Graves and
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones and
'.-'.. bte.: Virginia, of Headland;
Ala., returned to their homes Sun-
day after spending the weekend
here visiting relatives.
,Mr. andl Mrs.. M. B. Larkin spent
the week-end in Bristol visiting
;he former's mother, Mrs. Jesse
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan Jr.,
*-ont 'hb wee-k-e.nd in Orlando,
:he guests of Sgt. Willis Rowan.
Mr. andl Mrs. Bill Bragg and
a':.uirtor. Joen. of St. Mary's, Ga..
were the weet-end guests of Mr.
and' Mrs. C. E. Boyier.
George Lunsford visited friends
n Apalachicola Tuesday. -
Honey in Song
i. :, -
Hilda Burke, Metropolitan opera'
soprano, like many other famous'
singers, drinks hot milk and honey!
to give added richness to her voice,
before a performance. She Is pic'
tured in her dressing room at the
Metropolitan Opera House.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Topic: "The Cruel Promises, of
6:30 p. i.-B. T. -t.."
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Sermon topic: "The Mocking of
If you are not worshipping else-
where, we will be happy to have
you bring your Bible and the chil.
dren and join us.
Miss Enid Mathison of DeFuniak
Springs, former county health
nurse here, spent the week-end
with Mrs. Robert Tapper.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Phillips
and small son of Live Oak have
come to this city to make theii
home, Mr. Phillips having taken a
position with the Carver Drug Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Benny Grace of
Mobile, Ala., visited in the city
over the week-end.
.Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wood and
small daughter of Pensacola were
the week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. B. J. Hull.
Mr. and: Mrs. G. P. :Scruggs of
Pensacola were, the guests last
week-en'd of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy
Walter Cooner left Thursday of
last week for his home in Mont-
gomery, Ala., t'o enter training as
an aviation, cadet. Mrs. Basil E.
Kenney, his aunt, accompanied
him, returning to her home here
Mrs. Emmet:t Daniels and small
daughter have returned from Val-
dosta, Ga., where they visited rel-
Mr. and. Mrs. T. M. Schneider
and family spent Sunday in Chip-
A. Joughin of Tampa is
of her son-in-law and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry,
SISTERS GE- K;
ARE ALLOWED TIRES
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
mementos of the occasion.
The Women's Society for Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
Church met at the church Monday
afternoon with Mrs. Roy Gibson
presiding. Prayer by Mrs. G. A.
Patton opened the meeting, fol-
lowed by the reading of a con-
muication from national officers
by Mrs. D. Langston. Mrs. A.
M. Jones gave a report on the
work being done at the college at
Foo Chow, after which a song wag
sung, with Mrs. Ralph Swatts ac-
companying at the piano. Febru-
ary 20 was set as a Day of Prayer
and 'other plans for the organiza-
tion were discussed.
The society will meet in circles
next week at the homes of mem-
J. L. Sharit and Morton Mahon
were business visitors Monday in
None of London's buildings ex-
ceed 200 feet in height.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
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 Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT
1:00 P. M., CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
DAILY AT 2:45.P. M.
SATURDAY ONLY JANUARY 24
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IOB STEELE RUFE DAVI Death Valley"
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY January 27
Doors Open 12:45
A Drama of Terror, 1"A tol
Suspense and Romance
A REPUBLIC SERIAL IN 15 cmAPTER!
Popeye Cartoon TR
"PROBLEM PAPPY" WS. CRIME
LATEST NEWS EVENTS RALPH aBRD
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1942
%_ 1 1 1E 1A, Wc can' all be ministers, but
right now, with no new tires avail-
able, a lot of us, are probably
wishing we had studied for the
MRS. ELLEN KIRKLAND clergy-for ministers, have been
HONORS MRS. MADDOX .placed in the same category as
SHonoring Mrs. Fred Maddox, who doctor's and other essential occu-
'olc!brated her birthday anniver- nations as regards tires..
scary last Friday. Mrs. Ellen Kirk- Says Tire Mogul Leon Hender-
land entertained at her home on son: "Clergymen in many com-
Sixteenth street. The honoree was Imunities are compelled to depend
greeted with the song, "Hapvy upon their cars to, reach the bed-
Birthday to You," upon her ar- side of the sick or dying, or to
rival. Knitting was enjoyed dur- i sondilct services that are essential
ing 'the evening and plans made to the spiritual welfare of the
Sirma a club which will be called publicc" Hence tire rationing re-
"The Zola Maddox Knitting Club." strictions have been relaxed as far
A beautiful three-tiered ,birthday as ministers are concerned.
cake was presented to the guest
of honor, which was enjoyed with Mrs. Byrd Parker and children
hot chocolate. Many lovely gifts of Wewahitchka were, the guests
were presented to, Mrs. Maddox as Sunday of Mrs. Sally Montgomery.
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THE.-. STR-PR-T JO1. GULF CONT/ PL RIAFIA,~AXJr 14
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/ Buck Walters .........Editor
SMarigene Smith ... Reporter
Fay Scheffer ...... Reporter
"Sees All, Knows All, Tells
All About Port St. Joe
THE WHEREABOUTS OF
OF SENIORS OF 1941
Jimmie McNeill -Georgia Mili-
Autha Forehand-Norman Park
WATCH FOR THOSE PURPLE
AND GOLD JACKETS!
When ycu see a group of high
school boys wearing purple and
gold jackets, then take a few cents
College,, Georgia. out of the family budget and come
Maurice Fain -Stetson Univer- on out' to the Centennial building
sity, Florida, and see. a good basketball game.
Cornelius VanHorn-Working in Coach Frank Hannon and the
Pensacola, Fla. boys decided that this would be a
Gewel Lewis -Taking nurse's good form of advertising. So're-
training course, Pensacola, Fla. Member, when you see those pur-
Betty Darcey-Taking post-grad- pel andi gold clad. boys there will
uate course. be a home game.
Betty Jo Temple-Attending col- -
lege in Mississippi. OUR APPRECIATION
Ora Lee Goforth Engagement The student body as a whole
ring. 'Nut sed! wishes to take this opportuni-y to
Murnice Taunton-Married. thank those who made it possible
Lunnette Hammock-Married. for us to have the new heating
Jessie Stone-Married. System. Although it isn't com-
Malble Blount-Working in Port :ple.t'ed yet, there is a big differ-
St. Joe. ence in the temperature of the
Naomi Parker--Working, Port rooms.
Joyce Chatham Engagement GOSSIP
ring. Also 'nuf sed! A car just won't run without
Willie Lee Beard Working, gas, will it?'
Port St. Joe.- What junior girl is trying to
BilLie Roberts- Working, Port
Vilura Strauss-Working, Port
Elsie Nichols-Married, and one
Gwen Spencer- Business col-
Ellen Wallace-College, Georgia.
Elaine Gore-Taking post-gradu-
ate. course. ,
Jaines Lillie -'Wheieabout un-
NO, BY GUM!
Pauline S. was taking her first
trip on a train. When the conduc-
tor came through -the car and
called for tickets, Pauline readily
gave up hers. A few minutes la-
ter the train boy, coming through,
called, "Chewing gum!"
"Never!" cried Pauline bravely.
"'You can take my ticket, but not
Theme of Picture
Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine Teamed,
In Exciting Filim of a Reckless
Husband and Frightened Wife
One of the strangest romances
ever filmed comes to the screen
of the Port theatre Sunday and
Monday in "Suspicion," an un-
usual type of mystery picture
starring Cary Grant and Joan Fon-
The unique story revolves about
thl lives of Johnnie Aysgarth, an
attractive young ne'er-do-well, and
of Lina McLaidlaw, an unsophis-
ticated heiress whom Johnnie
woos and. wins, inducing her to
elope with him.
Not until after the honeymoon
does Lina- discover that her hus-
band hasn't a cent to his name
and is in debt. She makes him go
to work managing an estate for a
cousin, but he neglects his work
in favor of playing the races, "bor-
rows" money from the estate and
is discharged under a cloua.
Lina begins to realize the type
of man she has married-but she
still loves him, even when he ap-
parently attempts to defraud one
,of his friends. But when the friend
diies under mysterious circum-
stances which make it appear that
Johnnie murdered him to get his
break-up a senior girl's romance?
What about it', H. W.?
Watch out for those pine trees,
* Foy and Chris seem to be doing
okeh. Keep up the good work.
Jimmie T.* and Mary J.
Well, skip it,
It looks like some boys would
date a girl once in a while instead
of the way they are doing!
Sissy: "Yoiir boyItriend has a
Bernice: "No, he hasn't."
Sissy: "Well, something's dif-
Bernice: "It's a new boyfriend."
Margaret: "I was outspoken in
my sentiments at school today."
Marigene: "I can't believe it!
Who outspoken you?"
BUY DEFENSE BONDS
money, Lina is terrified. Further
happenings lead her to believe he
is going to, kill her, too, in order
to obtain funds, yet she is so in
love with him that she can forgive
him even this.
How the strange affair reaches
its surprising climax and Its emo-
tional ending, puts the finishing
touch to; a thoroughly arresting
piece of screen fare in which sus-
pense is piled upon suspense in
Harold Palmer Visits
Harold' Palmer of St. Mary's
Ga., spent Saturday through Mon-
day here visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Palmer.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
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 GCity Commis-
sioner, and pledge my best ef-
forts for any civic betterment
possible under existing revenues.
YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT
WILL BE APPRECIATED
B. (Brandt) B. CONKLIN
STORE OWNER KILLS NEGRO
J. P. Duren, owner of a store in
the colored quarters, Saturday
evening shot andi killed Granville
Langston, colored, after Langston
had drawn a revolver, pointed it
at Duren and pulled the trigger
three times, the gun failing to go
off. A coroner's jury returned a
verdict of justifiable homicide, as
Langston had theratened Duren's
life with a dangerous weapon.
In The Star last week it was
stated that Johnny Smith was ac-
cidentally killed by the discharge
of a shotgunii while hunting on St.
Vincent island. This was in error,
as Mr. Smith's dieah occurred
while launching a boat on the
Gulf beach near Indian Pass.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE--Two acres land with
20 x 24-ft. ceiled house. Located
3 miles south of M. G. Lewis Gar-
age. Have $427 invested in house
alone. Will sell for $400 cash. See
Daniel Morris at LeHardy's Bar
ROOMS OR RENT
I.F YOU have a room for rent
. why not place a classified adver-
tisement in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
"ry it today. tf
SEE EXHIBIT of haiid-painted
china and oil paintings by Miss
Myrtle Langston in windows of
Costih's Dry' Goods Co. and Liius
LEGAL FORMS-The Star has on
hand a few Warranty Deeds and
Mortgage Notes. Call at The
Notice of Regular Municipail
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 17, 1942.
The polls Will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P.M..
Eastern Standard Time.
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 books will be opened on
January 28, 1942, and will remain
open for 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 day except
Sunday and holidays. All persons
restrir g to register shall call at
the City Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOMLINISON,
City Auditor and Clerk as
Registration Officer, City of
Port St. Joe. 1-23
On Waterfront, Calhoun-Gulf I1
Main Entrance for YOUR
COME IN AND REST!
I Am YOUR Servant- Let
Me Serve YOU!
JOHN HENRY JONES
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Mrs.'. L.' L Zimmerman ,and.. Miss Frances Palmer, who is a
daughter returned this week from teacher in t he Chattahoochee
Birmingham, Ala., where they had schools, spent the week-end here
been visiting relatives for three with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
weeks. M. Palmer.
ideaH a Bike for defense
Bicycles Adjusted aid
/n Sl-. Repaired at my Home
on Seventh Street. .
LO UIS PERRITT
Keep the Bikes Rolling and Save Auto Tires and Gasoline
WHITE TOP TAXI COMPANY
FOR PROMPT SERVICE
PO N E 100
SDAY -,OR NIGHT--
TAXIS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN FRONT
OF ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION
This is tn notify a parties who have been in the State for
Sone year, and County for six months, that the Registration '
Books will be open the first Monday En February to register atl
who wish to vote in the 1942 May Primary. Books w'i be open
in Precincts of the County by the following Deputy Supervisors
PRECINCT NO. 1-Wowahitchka. Supervisor's Office at Court $
PRECINCT .,NOQ 2-Wetappo. Superviosr's Office at Court
PRECINCT NO. 3-White City. Mrs. Delta Spotts.
PRECINCT NO. 4-Ken'ney's Mil. Mrs. J. B, Trawick.
PRECINCT NO. 5-Datkeith. Edgar Lanier Store.
PRECINCT NO. 6-Overstreet. iRaymond Hardy.
SPRECINCT NO. 7-Port ,.t Joe. Mrs. C. C. Taunton.
NO. 8-Highland View. W. C. Forehand.
CLAUDE G. RISH,
Supervisor of Registration.
Gulf County, Florida.
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Each Year Dr. Miles Nerine
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restless, when you suffer from Nerv-
ous Irritability, Nervous Headache,
Sleeplessness, or Excitability, give
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a chance to make good for YOU.
Don't wait until nerves have kepi
you awake two or three nights,
until you are restless, jumpy and
cranky. Get a bottle of Dr. Miles
Nervine the next time you pass a
drug store. Keep it handy. You
never know when you or some
member of your family will need it.
At Your Drug Store:
Small Bottle 25e
Large Bottle $1.00
Read full directions In package.
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