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VOLUME V PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY.,;FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942 NUMBER 2S
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Women Warned Lewis Points To """II""l"'"'""il""""""""i"'""i"
SMust Tur n On Full
On Fire Hazards His Past Record
In Air Warfare power to Sell the
n Ar As Representative, Has Always~ War Savs ro
+.d e,,A ll 13 ,-1 .. T War. Sa s Prof.
Voted For All People To BeC
Get Rid of Rags, Paper and Rub-I Treated Alike
bish, To Be .Prepared For -
Inspection By Warden In announcing his candidacy in.
This issue of The Star for renomi-
The course in fire protection be-nat:on as representative in the
ing- given und-er direction of the 'legislature from Gulf county, E.
Gulf Couaty Defense Council in- lay Lewis, Jr., made the following
dicates .that it's easy to arm statement:
against fire from the skies. It's "i will deeply appreciate the
easy and necessary in these days vote and support of alli the Demo-
of all-out war, even though we !cratic voters of Gulf county for
may never (we hope) have an air renomination as' your respresenta-
i-aid in Port St. Joe. Most import- tive in the legislature. In my past
ant safeguard is the elimination of service as your representative I
fire hazards around the home, and have at all times, striven to repre-
every housewife should know them se-t all of the people all of the
whether or not they have been at- time, and to the best interest of
fending the course. Iall. ~Iy votes, as recorded in the
The top of the house, of course, house journal, on matters before
tops the list. Lightweight incendi- the legislature show that I have
ary bombs sometimes penetrate no voted for all people to be treated
deeper than the roof. Many of the alike, with favoritism to no per-
older homes' in this city have very son. or graup of persons. I have
dry, tinder-like shingles for root earnestly striven to conduct my-
covering. If possible, these should self and your office in the manner
Sbe covered with a new roof of a which I 'believed you would wish.
fire-resistant material'. More- than (Continued on Page 6)
likely the old roof leaks anyway, r
and a new roof is in or-ier. This b r Laden
will also afford protection from i3 r Lad n
sparks blown from chimneys or Ship S
outdoor .bonfire. Ship Sinks On
C -Next comes the attic, where anyL Po
accumulations of rubbish are the Leaving 'Port
food- of hungry flames. Waste pa-
per, magazines, rags and : old
clothes should be stacked up an S.S. Variar Resting On Bottom
solItd orr given, to the Boy Scouts. Off Port St. Jot; Cause of
A great help would be to paint all Actident; Not Known
eFposed. atyi0c woodwork. with a '
fire-retardiant paint. In addition, The ;S. Vamar of Panamanian
as was shown ain the film pre- registry sunk Saturday at the
sented last week, a layer of dry ,channel entrance to -St. Joesph's
sand should be sprinkled over the Bay after sailing with a cargo of
attic floor, and a further precau- 300.000 feet of lumber from the
tion would- be the placing of wood;
en frames covered! with wire net-
ting to break the fall of a bomb.
Driedout walls are also fire
hazards, and a fresh coat of paint
will- give them protection. We
sh~.uld also consider trash piles in
the yard, oil-soaked rags in the
garage and stocks of useless com-
bustible material stacked in out
of the way places. It should all be
cleaned out, for fire striking from
the air or from within the home
itself can be localized and put out
when it is met with preparedness
and clean, fire-safe premless.
Time is precious. Arm your
home now against this greatest
residential menace and be pre-
pared for inspection by your dis-
trict air raid warden when he
comes around to see that you are
not harboring a. bunch of fire haz-
ards, that would make fine material
for a blaze should an incendiary
bomb plop, through your roof or
land in your back yard.
St. Joe Lum'ber and Export com--
pany. The vessel, it's pilot house
just above the water, is resting on
the bottom alout four miles off
It is understood that as the ship
listed the crew cut loose the lum-
ber on.deck in an effort to right
her, but to no avail. The crew of
18 was picked up by the pilot
boat, which was in charge of Mel-
vin Beck, and all brought safely
Whether the sinking was caused
by shifting of the lumber or lby
water entering the hold is un'
known, but it is said the Vamar
had a slight list upon leaving the
Insurance adjusters are in th
city investigating the accident and
undoubtedlyno official verdict will
be forthcoming until the vessel is
, JACK FOWLER ENTERS
The federal government must
turn on the full power of ad-
vertising to "sell us the need
for hard fighting," says Prof.
Frank B. Hutchinson of Rutgers
"It must be a planned, bought-
and-paid-for program," he said.
"Increasing costs and declining
revenue will not permit publica-
tions to carry the load any more
than the automobile industry
could donate all planes and
To which the editor of The
Star says "Amen, Brother Hut-
The professor goes on to say
that plans must be developed
for "some give-Hitler-hell psy-
chology; som e crowd-the-line
bond buying action."
In this last connection, the
editor fully agrees, and has al-
tered the series: of '"Buy Bonds
and Stamps" adVbtisebments now
appearing in The.Star. We feel
that these next three ads will be
read fully by everyone as they
are not concerned ith dry facts
and figures as were:the ads sent
outby the treasury department.
Everyone knows, that their $18.75
bond will be worth: $25 10 years
from now and +at they should
invest a small mount of their
pay every week i4 bonds or
What they nee& is something
to make them WANT to buy
those bonds and stamps, and we
believe the next three ads In our
series will go a long way to
making people think what mlghlt
happen if they DON'T buy bonds.
Turn to page three and read the
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Children Should Be
Left At Schools In
Case of Emergency
Parents Requested Not to Go After
Offspring In Case of Air Raid
Or Other Eenmy Action
;-he Por;. S;. Joe schools are
';crg organized' to give- students
the best possible protection in the
vent of an air raid or other
Those Who Have Missed Hours
Now Have Opportunity to
Make Them Up
Through a misinterpretation of
Chairman George Snowden's infor-
mation-or perhaps it may have
Been the way he phrased it-we
Stated last Friday that a two-hour
course would be offered that eve-
ning for those 'Who had missed a
session of the general course. The
e ,:';or followed instructions,. how-
Sever, and as a result chalked, up
'an extra hour *on fire defense.
- Anyway, the fill-in course is to
Sbe held this evening-for sure-
and those who did not attend the
three general course classes and
who lid not obtain the required
number of hours, in fire defense,
can catch up this evening. The
records have been checked and.
every effort made to contact those.
of the councilor thediefense corps'
who require one of these fill-in.
courses, but anyone who has not
"'been contacted who has missed a.
session should be present tonight.
SDraft Boards Get
Ordered To Be Strict 'In Granting
Deferments B.puse of
,,, ... .... Oc upation ...
New instructions were issued
-this week, to draft board's to be
strict in granting det'erments. from
military service beciise of occu-
pation. They were advised that
the, war effort "made it impera-
tive that manpower be directed
into that channel of activity where
the nation will best ;be served."
It was pointed out that only'
those whose civilian activities are
really necessary to war production
or essential to the support of the
war effort can be accorded the
protection of occupational defer-
ment from military service in the
Selective service regulations pro-
vide that in Class II-A shall be
placed "any registrant who is
'und to be a necessaryy man' in
industry, business. employment.
igricnltuiral purs!Irt, government!
service or any other service or en.
-1eavor the mainionance of which
s esent'al to the national health,
SlY Sh10 S- safety or interest."
emergency arise, the first thought In order that an activity may
of parents will by t co:iv."-ge on Ibe considered, esser.ial to thl?
-ic s:hc ol i in an ef'tort to oitai;n I,, ,,r 'rn, it, f.
.su ior oorthe war e.fort its f,.
:.c'r cil.uren aird take !heni tc.
a place which they may consider
i3 safer. This is the worst thinI
TAX ASSESSOR CONTACTING --- they could do, as .during an air
HOMEOWNERS IN THIS CITY Tossing his hat into the ring at raid everyone must remain indoors
Tax Assessor Sammy Patrick Ithe last minute 'by qualifying with except, of course, those who are
has been in this city and vicinity' Clerk Joe Hunter, Jack Fowler of members of the active defense
this week, and will be around for -this city has' entered .the race for squads.
two or three more days, contact- Iharbormaster of the port of Port Should parents attempt to get to
ing homeowners and taxpayers in St. Joe. His announcement will be the schools', an air raid warden,
regard to applications for home- found on page two of this issue. auxiliary police or other member
stead' exemptions. Mr. Foiwelr, who has hadi 18 of the local defense council will
--- ------ years' seafaring experience and is be compelled to stop the person
Cleary Brothers Get Big Job well acquainted with the waters and demand that he or she take
Contract for building 18 bridges hereabouts, feels that he is well cover in the nearest building. The
on the new Overseas' Highway to qualified to hold the position of children at school will be given
Key West was awarded to Cleary Iharbormaster and is seeking the every attention by the teaching
Brothers Construction company of support of: all voters' in his' cam- personnel, and it is therefore
West Palm Beach last week, call- paign. urged that parents with children
ing for completion of bridges on ---------. 'in school remain at their homes,
the abandoned foundations of the Pledged to Pi Kappa Phi or wherever they may be at the
old Floridia East Coast railway Cecil Costin Jr., of this- city is time, in the event of enemy ac-
line. Cleary Brothers have done among five students .of the Uni- tion. They can rest assured that
ccnsid'erable work around Port St. vers-ity of Florida pledged to Pi their children will be safer at
Joe. k- appa Phi, college fraternity. (Continued on Page 6)
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cilities must ,be predominantly ce-
Ivoted to that purpose.
PAPER MAKERS WILL
SPONSOR DANCE HERE
Those who enjoy dancing will
be glad to know that Local No.
379, International Brotherhood of
Paper Makers, is sponsoring an
April Fool's Day dance at the Cen-
tennial auditorium next Wednes-
day night, April 1.
Music for the affair which will
begin atl10 o'clock and continue
until the wee sma' hours, will be
furnished by Ray Wood and his
Everyone is urged to attend, as
proceeds will be used for the, bene-
fit of the high schooll band. Tick-
ets may. be obtained from mem-
bers of the Paper Maker's Local
or from Mr. Wood.
All Sugar Sales
Will Be Halted
After April 27
Moratorium Will Last About One
Week While Registration
All sugar sales will be halted at
midnight April 27 for about on0 .
week, according to government of-
ficials, who have set six days. in.
April and May for th'e nation-wide
sugar rationing registration. *
Individual or family consumers"'
will register May 4, 5, 6 and 7 at-
public elementary schools, and-
wholesalers, retailers, bakers.,, con
l!lll l I nIllllll tlll llllllll II ll|ll lllllllllllillllllllllllll
On our editorial page today
we state that sugar sales will be
halted at midnight tonight in
order to issue rationing cards.
We looked at the wrong calendar
at the time of writing the edl;
trial, as the date set by the
government is Friday, April 27,
Not ,March 27. So consider our
editorial effective as,of April 27.
Anyway it contains some inte-.
is llilim!tll lnll t llnU inlv IIn hi I IIll -IIIn
fectioners and Other indnstrial,
users will 'iregister .A pjil 28 and
29 at high schools.
,One memberr of a family can
register the entire household. He
or s'he will' fill out and7sign -an
appllpatton givingg the amaen'g go
and' address- of each appllfcant aind
the amount of sugar on hand. Each
person will receive a ration book:
containing 28 stamps, with each
stamp representing a two-week
sugar allotment. If the stamp is
not useldi in the specified buying
period, it will not be good there,
The registrar will tear out of
the book a sufficient number of
stamps to cover the amount of
sugar in excess of two pounds per
person on hand at the time of
registration. Consumers will give
stamps to storekeepers when pur--
chases are made, and the store.
keepers will use the accumulated
stamps, in turn, when they buy
County, Clerk Joe Hunter has
received the. stamp books allotted
to Gulf county but as yet has not
received the registration blanks
or registration instructions.
Housewives of Gulf county want
to keep in mind the fact that no
sugar will be available for a week
after April 27 and s tock up tie
family larder with about two
pounds per person to tidCe tbhm
over the moratorium period.
J. R. CAWTHON CALLED TO
ARMY AS RESERVE OFFICER
J. R. Cawthon left yesterday for
Minden, La., to report to the ord-
nance plant for active service. He
will enter service as a second lieu-
tenant, having attained that rank
in the R. O. T. C. Mr. Cawthon
resigned his position at the post-
office, which he has held for the
past three years. Mrs. Cawthon
and children will join her husband
in Louisiana at a later date.
"Old Fashioned." But-
Tampa and St. Petersburg may
now gloat over their backwardness
in retaining antiquated street car
systems. The tire and gas shortage
is impressing citizens more each
day with the the advantage and
b!es!ing this "old fashioned" serv-
PAG TWO TH STR PORT ST JOE GUFCUW LRIAFIAY AC 2,14
All Announcements Must Be Paid For In
Advance At Time of Insertion
Paid Political Advertising
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
OF GULF COUNTY
I hereby announce my candidacy
for renomination as your Repre-
sentative in the Legislature. If
you feel that my past record, my
limited ability, and my experience
best qualifies me for the position,
then I will sincerely appreciate
your vote and support. On account
of the shortage of tires, gasoline
* and money, it may not be possible
to see all, but I shall, if re-elected,
serve you to the bestof my ability.
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR.
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
Feeling that my years of experi-
ence at sea qualify me for the po-
sition, I hereby announce my can-
didacy for Harbormaster of the
Port of Port St. Joe, subject to
the will of the voters at the May
5 primaries. If elected I will work
at all times for the best interests
of the people. I will sincerely ap-
preciate your support and vote.
I hereby respectfully announce
that I am a candidate for the of-
fice of Representative to the State
Legislature from Gulf County, and
earnestly solicit the vote of those
Who wish a man to serve the pe6c
pie. Your vote and influence willI
be appreciated in the action of th"
Democratic Primary on May 5th.
CHARLES C. WILSON
DISTRICT 5 GULF'COUNTY
I hereby announce my candidacy
for Commissioner from District'N'o.
5, subject to the action of the
Democratic voters- in the May. 5
primary. I submit my record as a
businessman and taxpayer of this
District who 'has been interested
and active in community affairs
and who has a deep personal in-
terest in seeing that citizens of
this county get equal rights for
everyone, I will appreciate any
efforts you may put forth in my
W. C. ROCHE
DISTRICT 5 GULF COUNTY
I hereby announce my candi-
dacy for re-election to the office
of County Coimmissioner from Dis-
trict Five, subject to the will of
the voters of Gulf County at the
forthcoming Primaries, May 5. I
respectfully solicit,your vote and
HARRY H. SAUNDERS
I hereby announce my can-
didacy for Harbormaster of
the Port of Port St. Joe,
subject to the will of the
people at the May 5th Pri-
maries. Your support
and vote will be greatly
War machines are gobbling up
a lot of cotton. Two bales (1000
pounds) go into a single tire for
a heavy bomber. Clothing, weapons
and equipment for one soldier call
for half a bale.
Although Florida did. not enter
the sponge industry until 1905, it
is now the world's largest pro-
ducer of sponges.
BUY DEFENSE BONDS STAMPS
"Ball of Fire" Is All-Out
Comedy of Modern Scene
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PLAN WOULD UTILIZE Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
GARAGES TO MANUFACTURE
NEEDED WAR MATERIAL
W-hile we seldom thhnk of Fior- TWW
ida as a manufacturing state, it
has been painted out that this a It
state can do a real jab in helping
to fortify America's position as
the "Arsenal of Democracy."
The extent of our facilities for
such production, as revealed in a
recmt sul-vey, was disclosed .to
Governor Holland last week. It
shows this stance has 506 automo-
bile (dealer sh3:'s now standing IT'SJUST a can of soup. But
idle for the most part that could
quickly and easily be converted during a long lifetime, the
1'r the manuf-acture of parts for man who made it found some
tanks, guns, boats and other, way to advertise it. At first,
need-ed supplies. just a sign over his little soup
The survey shows that if these kitchen, a few newspaper ads,
manufacturing resources could be a few billboards. But as the
cooled. an arms factory of ap- .. __ ..
p roximaely 3,300,000 square feet aver ng
could be harnessed to the war ef- business.
fort. Governor Holland has put Now the b
i *.i ,the wheels, in motion to utilize thousands of
I.. these plants as quickly and effec- support tens
tively as possible. retail clerks
Wilson Armstrong of Head.!and, tion men, an
Ala., is the guest of his uncle wife a bette
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie than she col
S ,*Back of e'
.ii 1. Mrs. Leroy Morman and small vertised artic
son, Kenneth, have returned' to
,. "2.q their home in Mobile, Ala., after storyofthis]
.- i spendingg several days here as the romance that
: .: : : guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells
Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck are the co-stars in 'Ball of Fire'
.. .n ..e.r....... .. i 'w iagfnt.c.::L 11111.'.. $. t
grew, so mu id e
workers, helps to
of thousands of
[ gives the house-
er, cheaper soup
uld prepare at
very heavily ad-
cle is a romantic
kind-the kind of
Mixing together with delignhtful itriuesu nnl.
effect a group of serious college The police are looking for Su-
professors, a night club queen and' garpuss, feeling that she can lead
a gariste b "Ballo them to, Joe Lilac, a gangster who
a gangstermo0b, "Ball of Fire," is her boyfriend. This leads her to
coming to the .Port theatre Sunday accept Potts' invitation to visit
and. M:lndir.y. offers a spectacular the residence where the eight edu-
high in romaiitic comedy. cators live. In a few.hours she has
Gary Cooper 'and Barbara Stan- the lonely old gentlemen eating
wycki hare. stellar honors in the out of her hand and even the stern
I3 lyb.moiirlateid hilm, with Miss Pottsis succumbing to hercharm.
Stai .','l: ill the title role- as Su- 'When Joe sends word for her to
j-ppuas..)'9~:as and Cooper as come to New Jersey and marry
PF',loI traip ,P'-t.'tti`, e-g ;t with him (as his wife she can't testify
v-_: n c.:ol.ai:-s i l compiling a against him), Sugarpuss is de-
new encyclopedia.. lighted, and maneuvers the trust-
SThey have wioiked nine years at ing pro.fesosrs :to get her past the
their task' and have reached the police. But when she learns .that
letter "S." Since Potts is in charge Potts really loves her, and that Joe
of the literary phases, it is his doesn't, she changes her mind,
duty to prepare an article on aids the learnedoctet in outwitting
slang. He seeks firsthand infor- Joe an.d his gunmen, and figures in
mation anti.d Broadway's night life a suspenseful climax that sees the
and encounters. Sugarpuss, whoso crooks delivered to the police.
wide command of pithy repartee with romance 'triumphant.
Drug Cabinet Is ply of first aid, drugs is concerned.
Here is a list of drugs -which,
Every Home In Port St Joe Should
Be Prepared; Should Be Sep.
according to the best available
advice, should be found in the
Jar of burn ointment.
Pint of good rubbing alcohol.
Bottle, of tincture of iodine.
Bottle of butyn solution, 2 per
cent (dropper Tbottle).
arate from Regular Chest Bottle of aromatic spirits of
If the blitzkreig should strike Jar of bicarbonate of soda.
in Port St. Joe-which we pray it Jar of solution of boric acid.
never will-every home should be Bottle of collodion.
equipped with an emergency medi- Bottle of aspirin.
cine cabinet, which would help to Bottle of mineral oil.
reduce suffering and, in many Bottle of argyrol.
cases, perhaps prevent death. Then, of course, there must be
'While the Gulf County Defense an adequate supply of such first
Council, in its civilian protection aid essentials as' absorbent cotton.
course, has not yet got around to sterile, gauze bandages, adhesive
this portion of the program, it will 'tape, and by all means a flash-
issue a list of essential items light.
which should be stocked, in emer- Preparation of the emergency
agency chests, and we're going to cabinet should not only look to the
jump the gun a bit by giving that possibility of a severe bombing.
list now. A very important point but it has been found that fra-
to remember is the need for keep- quently when "alert" warnings are
ing the emergency cabinet corn- sounded, and sometimes in prac-
pletely separate from the regular twice blackouts. persons have be-
bathroom cabinet which is in regu- come suddenly ill. The necessary
lar use, and which is virtually articles to bring relief under such
certain to .be at least patrially de- conditions should be readily avail-
..__.. -- -
Since our first aid stations,
which are being set up under the 'Mrs. Margaret Johnson of Trini-
supervision of Dr. A. L. Ward, are dad is the guest of her sisters,
to be strategically located where Mrs. J. B. Gloeckeir and Mrs. W.
they can accommodate the largest D. Dare.
possible number of persons, it falls *
upon the individual householder to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake spent
look out for the safety of his own the week-end in Iron City and
family so far as an adequate sup- Bainbridge,,Ga., visiting relatives.
One hundred years ago
our grandmothers card-
ed, spun and wove wool
and cotton. Men built
factories to do the same
work quicker, and went
into the dress-making
business. Men preserved,
canned and cooked; they
baked, bread and did the
family wash. When ma-
chine-minded man in-
vaded the home to com-
pete with women in their
tasks, it was but natural
they should have followed
their jobs into a com-
petitive world to seek the
employment of which
they had been deprived.
So men and women, work-
ing together, formed a
way of life peculiar to
this Republic. It is the
way of business and in-
dom of individual effort
and collective enterprise.
America grew great and
waxed strong because
men and women were
free to act. With Amer-
ica's traditional free-
doms and very independ-
ence now seriously threat-
ened by Japan, Italy and
Germany, women volun-
teer their services on
many fronts. Whether in
Army camp, Red Cross
work or munitions plant,
they do their part.
Whether it be home-
making or home defense,
modern electric services
give you the time to help
keep democracy at work.
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
A Civic-Minded Employing Industry-Serving
1* .Customer, Community and Country
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 194S_
FRIDAY, M-ARCH 27, 1942 THE STAR,- PORT ST. JOE, GULF OFLOR
'Save YOUR Children From Slavery!
Shut up, Yank-
learn o speak
A 0 .
i"THE GEtMAN IDEA MUST CONQUER THE WORLD,
INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, BECAUSE THE GERM-
MANS ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE SELECTED BY DESTINY'
AND HISTORY TO RULE THE EARTH."
Paul Joseph Goebbels
Retchsmlnister of Propaganda
"I IT'S GOING TO TAKE BOMBS TO SHOW THESE
GENTLEMEN IN NEW YORK THAT I MEAN BUSINESS,
THIEYCAN HAVE THEMi"
T Ni Cha Cbdiiir"ho i ylais bidnGod to Ifp THE HORST WESSBL SONG Wiea
owai s to u ove rter the world, daily huels tw American. who wish to keep their teeih tom being
Insults a e earh's s ft* ofjf peoples. Just knocked out, wil leaSA 0o ajY "Jer. t and sMy It,
sl hetold *e CzechsthePoleo, the Autrians, of the respectfuIlly
fans that awaked them, a fte. wlch came with hil The whienhot ango r of Valley Forge must burm,
anadtical legions in E*ogl invented canks and agVit America hr run fotof chli.e tow re fo
America-prfected motorcycles, btell Amnirica his power-drunk slav master. Today i the time
today-wshat i a to reor us hen Pansylvaniat when America must recognize the peril that is this
Nw jersey, A; MOt and the Ie are In THE eccentric brown shIit, who ha trampled rtocb
THIRD REICH. When 'cbhoolboys must jualt libty, threaened Il of mla' freedom. sad 'oW -
T1Hn STAR-SPANGLEOD'ANMNB4 P wt e*lp dowi Ltb American Basg,.
SeYo Ui S. Defense BONDS STAMP
The following concerns of Port St. Joe are co-operating with The Star in publishing this series of six messages;
MILLER'S DRUG STORE
DANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY COMPANY
ST. JOE LUMBER COMPANY
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
ST. JOE LUMBER & EXPORT COMPANY
ST. JOE BAR
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
QUALITY GROCERY AND MARKET
SCHNEIDER'S DEPARTMENT STORE
ZIM'S MEN'S WEAR
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
CHAVERS-FOWHAND FURNITURE CO.
THE LEADER SHOE SHOP
ST. JOE FURNITURE COMPANY
b --~- ~LB~~eprr ~ Ibll~AL~
. y .Y. -
THE STAR, ,PORT ST. JOE,, GULF OeU-N FL04RJOqPA
PAGE CiJiii :
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942
-ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY
PAETOTESAR OTS.JE GLCONTLOiARDA, MAC ,7.14
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. SMITH, Editor
Otlered as Second-class matter, December 10,
193.7, at the Postoftice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
Sthe printed word is thoughtt!lly welgjd.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country, &P Right or Wrong
ARE WE READY?
If Port St. Joe with its paper mill, oil line
terminal and huge saw mill is attacked, such
an attack:will undoubtedly be made with in-
cendiary bombs. The most common type of
these bombs-and the most effective type-
is light, small and safe for an enemy to
handle. A single bombing plane can carry
2000 or more of them, and: each of the bombs
is capable. of starting a major fire. This is
the type of bomb that has been carefully
studied by those attending the civilian defense
training school underway here.
What we would like to point out is that
one of the first and most essential steps to
be taken toward defenses to protect our fire
defense, and to that end we urge everyone tp
-absorb as much information as possible on
this vital matter. London and other English
cities would not exist today if their fire-fight-
ing organizations, professional and volunteer
alike, had not produced miracles. Experts
are convinced that it is perfectly possible for
an enemy to reach and attack our indtstrial
centers from bases located in Euiope and
Here, then, is a real civil defense job for
the people of Port St. Joe. Likkpepractically
all small American cities and'towns we do
not have sufficient fire-fighting equipment to
deal with a big attack, though our modern
truck and equipment can cope successfully
with the usual fires that occur here..Not to
---be prepared is to leave ourselves wide open
to tragedy and utter disaster in case of any
Everyone possible, whether a member of
the auxiilary firemen's corps of the county de-
fense council or not, should be instructed in
fire-fighting, and particularly in taking care
of incendiary bombs. While our fire depart-
ment is equipped 'with most of the necessary
tools, several.:.items' are missing, particularly
approved gas mfiasks, and this additional
equipment should be purchased as fast as the
rather restricted resources of the city will'
German-fire raids on English cities have
slowed to a standstill for just one reason:
The British, have learned to cope with them
and rob them of their terrors, and this infor-
mation gain-'ed from actual experience is nowv
available to all of us. An enemy does not
waste materials and energy when it becomes
obvious that the results obtained are not
worth the. price paid.
In short, fire caused by enemy action caIn
be licked. It need hold no terrors for an in-
formed, prepared, equipped people.
Let's be ready, St. Joe!
Isn't it a grand and glorious feeling to
bask in these warm spring days? Yeah, but
we've still got a cold snap or two coming, if
past springs are any criterion.
Headlines shout of defense factory workers
striking. Wonder what would happen if-the
taxpayers decided to go on strike?
-Grandma's glasses hold about two ounces. -
SUGAR RATIONING TO BEGIN
At midnight tonight all sugar sales in the
United States will be halted for about a week
while registration of every nan, woman and
child takes place. And probably most of us
are asking if there really is a shortage.
The answer to that could be no, yes, per-
haps-the correct solution depending upon a
number of inter-related factors.
Estimated sugar needs for 1942 are 7,090,-
000 tons for domestic consumption, including
candy and soft drinks; 560,000 tons for Great
Britain; 224,000 tons for West Indies con-
sumption; 75,000 tons for other markets, and
1,200,000 tons for alcohol for explosives. This
is a total of 9,149,000 tons needed.
Stocks of sugar on hand, plus anticipated
production, amount to 3,150,000 tons; West
Indies production is estimated at 5,108,000
tons, and Hawaiian production normally avail-
able at 900,000 tons-a total of 9,159,000 ton,,
just a bit over total needs if civilian consump-
tion went on unrationed. Our imports from
the Philippines must be written off at this
time, and it is doubtful if it will be possible
to transport 900,000 tons from Hawatl.
Now,. after considering all available sugar
stocks, we consider various possibilities.
It might happen that a crop failure may
occur in some producing area; perhaps one
of the ,areas outside our continent may be
cut off from shipping by enemy action; wai
demands for sugar may exceed present esti-
mates, particularly if grain stocks are not
available to make a large amount of the al-
cohol needed for explosives-these are the
main factors that might occur to cut down
the available amount of sugar.
If none of these occur, there would be no
shortage and we could all have our 113
pounds a year. But if any of these events
should happen, there would be a shortage
which might hamper the manufacture of ex-
So, in our humble opinion, the government
is exercising sound judgment in rationing be-
fore a possible shortage develops. We, per-
sonally, are more than willing to forego that
extra spoonful of sugar on our morning
grapefruit if it will help the war effort, and
if it turns. out that our little sacrifice was
unnecessary and that there is.plenty of'sugar,;
after all, we're not going to grouse about
it, but will feel that we're doggone lucky to
have plenty of sugar when we consider that
people in some countries have no sugar at all.
So the answer as to whether or not we
will have a sugar shortage still is-no, yes,
If you happen to come in contact with any
military information of any kind, keep it un-
der your hat. The government is pushing a
"serve in silence" drive and it should be given
the full co-operation of everybody in Port St..
Joe.- Many a ship has been sunk because
someone talked too much. Telling. what you
know about military matters amounts to glv-
ing "lip service" to the enemy with a ven-
geance. He has spies aplenty-and you never
know who they are.
We were listening to a group of men talk-
ing about the war the other day and, as usual
in such a group, the fellow who was doing
the -loudest talking apparently knew the least
about what he was talking about.
In the old days the the kids used to be in-
terested in the bread their mothers made, but 1
nowadays they're interested in the dough
their fathers make.
We're still inquiring as to what happened e
to the "$30 Every Thursday" plan? It will I
probably bob up in the next presidential elec- h
tion campaign. p
Now is the time of the year (even though V
it is an "off year" election) when the "dear c
peepul" are dear to the hearts of the poll- h
-A BOOMING BUSINESS
Jap Attack On U. S. Soil
Said Scheduled for April
Japanese military books calling Pearl Harbor slated to be accoin.
,or attacks, upon Hawaii, Alaska, polished in one week. Simultan,
the Pacific coast and the Panama eously, the plan schedules at-
Stakt on Alaska thi Paiiof cat ast
Canal in April have been turned
over to government authorities, a
Korean in Seattle, Wash., who
said he once served on the Jap-
anese consular staff in Honolulu
related, according to an Associ-
ated Press dispatch published re-
The Korean, Kilsoo Haan, said
he obtained one oL the books at
a 1940 meeting in Portland, Ore.,
where Japanese reserve officers
generally and the Panama Canal.
"That's when the campaign of
sabotage is to be waged. The rea-
son there has been no outbreak of
sabotage in the United States so
far is that the Japanese govern-
ment has ordered the Japs in this
country to withhold such activi-
ties until the military attacks."
,He said he passed as a Japan-
ese in obtaining his position in the
Japanese consulate in Honolulu'
were to. speak, and stole the other from 1935 to 1937 and was
from the room. of Japanese offi- "amazed andi deeply concerned
cials in a Los Angeles hotel.
"The first phase,. now in prog-
ress, is' to be completed in four
months, according to the Japanese
war .plans," he said. "The second
phase, sehe:duled to start in April,
calls for an all-out attack on Ha-
waii, with capture of Oahu and
The Low Down '
Editor- The Star:
Fighting' a war is no job for.the.
movin' .pitchers, but I see"they're
trying' to get actors exempt. There
are plenty of things this country
could get along without, but not
many that could be dispepsed
with with less annoyance than
some movies we see. I'm thinking'
about the shooting' and cutting' kind
and the slinky ones. I'm not
thinking' about Mr. Laurel or Mr.
Hardy or Mr. DiSney.
When this here war gets over
iad the boys get home. and it
homess to another election time,
we're gonna see some voting Them
boys ain't gonna be, any more lady-
ike with their votin' than they
were with the Japs.
I was talking' to my Susie about
.t, and she says: "Who will be
'unnin' for president then?" So I
extendedd my chest and I says,: "It
was pickin' a candidate he would
'e General MacArthur, and I'd
have him running' on both the Re-
ptblican and Democratic tickets,
so whichever way Maine:'went, it
wouldn't make no difference."
So Susie says, says she, "For
once I'&t thinkin' you might be
over what I found out. For ex-
ample, I saw blueprints and de-
tailed, technical information of the
construction at Pearl Harbor."
Haan contends that all Japan-
ese, whether alien or American-
born, should be interned for the
RAILROADS TO ABANDON
TWO FLORIDA LINES
An interstate commerce commis-
sion order this week authorized
the Georgia, Florida & Alabama
rail-road to abandon about 60 miles
of branch lines in Florida which
have been operated at a' loss for
several years. The same order au-
thorized the Seaboard Air Line to
abandon operation of the lines.
The lines are the. Carrabelle
branch, extending from Tallahas-
see to Carrabelle, 48.37 miles, and
the East Quincy branch, extend-
ing from Havana to East Quincy
Safety Harbor Sets Record
With a population of only 694,
Safety Harbor, on the shores of
Old Tampa Bay, points' with pride
to the fact that it has already
sent 50 men to the armed! serv-
ices This means that over seven
per cent of the town's population
has enlisted, and it is reported
that "more will follow."
Senator Drummond In Army
Senator A. P. Drumm.ond.of Bon-
ifay is now in Camp Eustis, Va.,
where he entered the army with
the commission, of first lieutenant
which he received in 1928 in the
A new fabric made from the
shot fibers of redwood bark com-
bined with wool will soon be man-
THE STAR, PORlT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, ~FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942
S_ -PAG .E... FIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.--Morning worshi:
Topic: "Bible, Baptism."
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U,,
8:00 p. m.-Evening worshi]
Topic: "Fatal Ignorance."
Rev. O. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning -worship
7:15 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
The Woman's society meet
Monday at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday
official board meeting.
Wednesday, 8 p. m., prayer and
Bible study. Choir practice.
BAPTIST W. M. S. HOLDS
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Baptist Missionary society
presented its regular Royal Serv
ice program at the church Monday
afternoon with the Rebekah Circle
in charge and Mrs. W. O. Nichols
Song, "More Like the Master,'
opened the meeting, after which
the devotional was given by the
leader, prayer by Mrs. R. F. Hall-
ford and the following members
then developed the program topic,
"Think On These Things": Mes-
dames Frank Gunn, Nichols, Hall
ford, M. B. Larkin, Bell, Crawford
and W. W: Slaippey. Song, "Take
Time To Be Holy," was followed
with the dismissal: prayer by Mrs.
J. O. Baggett after announcements
by the vice-president, Mrs. Chas.
Popeye "FLIES AIN'T HUMAN"
TUESDAY MARCH 31
IN THE MIDDLE OF
A REPUBLIC SLRIAL IN 15 CRPIER
rALA = L a m
Society Personals Churches
LANETA DAVIS, Editor
MISS ALICE GIBSON AND
ARTHUR BROWN ARE WED
Mr. and Mrs. B. Roy Gibson are
announcing the marriage of their
oldest daughter, Alice Ruth, to
p. Arthur Wilson of this city, form-
erly, of Opp, 'Ala., on Saturday,
March 21, at their home. Rev. O.
s D. Langston performed the cere-
mony in the persence of the im-
,mediate family and a few inti-
mate. friends. Immediately after
d the ceremony the young couple
left for a short wedding trip, re-
turning the first part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown have many
friends here. who will join with
The Star in wishing them much
happiness. They are at present
Making their home with Mr. and
SMrs. M. K. Hurlbut.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hurlbut
spent Thursday of last week in'
SMrs. Nelson Haygood returned to
her home in Mobile last Friday af-
ter spending several days here vis-
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
SW. J. Belin.
IMrs. Bill Owens and children
and Mrs. Dobbins of Apal'achicola
visited in this %Ity Saturday.
Miss Lois Crosby and Fred Perry
spent Sunday at Wakulila Springs.
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 MARCH 28
S Also-- .N
DICK FORAN in ,. .
"Riders of "
SUNDAY-MONDAY March 29-30
METHODIST CIRCLES IN FOUR WEEKS' PROGRAM FOR
MEETINGS MONDAY M. E. CHURCH OUTLINED
Circle No. 1 of the Women's So- In addition to the regular serv-
ciety for Christian Service of the ices at the Methodist church, Rev.
Methodist Church was entertained 0. D. Langston announces that the
Monday afternoon at the home of following program will be carried
Mrs. J. W. Maddox at the beach. out during the next four weeks:
The meeting was opened with sen- During this week, March 22 to
teuce prayers, followed with the 29, a class of instruction is being
scirpture reading by Mrs. R. A. held each afternoon at 5 o'clock
Costin. A Lenten Meditation was at the church for boys and girls
the devotional for the meeting and who desire to unite with the
was given by Mrs. Joe Grimsley. church. They will be.received on
A short business session was held Palm Sunday,, March 29. During
with Mrs. R. W. Smith presiding. the coming week the pastor will
After the-study hour a social hour be at the church from 1:30 to.2:30
was enjoyed with the hostess, dur- and from 5 to 6 p.m. to consult
ing which delectable refreshments with older people who desire to
were served, unite with the church. Baptismal
Circel No. 2 met Monday after- services will be held on both Palm
noon at the home of Mrs. J. L. Sunday and Easter for children
Sharit with Mrs. P. J. Lovett as and adults,
hostess. The meeting was called to 'Church School Rally day will be
order by the chairman, Mrs. observed at the 11 o'clock hour on
Sharit, and a song, "Blessed Be Palm Sunday, at which time an
the Tie That Binds," was sung, fol- effort will be made .to stimulate
lowed with prayer by Mrs. G. A. and inform our people about the
Patton. The program -was in the work of the church school. In the
hands of Mrs. Charles. Brown and meantime, our people ought to be-
she gave a most interesting sketch stir themselves and make -an ef-
on the life of "Sarah the Indus-' fort to increase the attendance.
trious," which was followed by, an On Thursday evening, April 2,
informative quiz. Scripture read- the Lord's Supper will be cele-
ings were given by Mrs. Lovott bratedi at'8 o'clock, and on Friday
and Mrs. George Suber. A poem, evening, April 3, at 8 o'clock, the
"Hymn for the Household," was pastor will give a devotional study
given by Mrs. Brown, followed by of the Seven Last Words of Christ
prayer by Mrs. Brown. A social on the Cross. These services are
hour followed the business meet- in preparation for Easter. Let us
ing during which the hostess make this a great day in our
served cookies, sandwiches and church.
punch to the 11 members present. On.April 12 revival services will
The next meeting of this circle begin with preachlnrg by the pas-
will be held at the home of Mrs. tor and singing led by Charles
B. E. Rawls, with Mrs. Suber in Turner of M1ontgomery.
charge. "Let all our people come to
Mrs. L. C. Rester was hostess to these services," said Rev. 'Langs-
Circle No. 3 Monday afternoon at ton, "and let us rededicate, our-
the home of Mrs: B. H. Dickens selves for the great tasks that are
on Woodward avenue. The spiritual ahead of us."
life program was In charge of "Awake thou that sleepest, and
Mrs. 0. D. Langston, the subject arise from the dead, and Christ
being "Love." After a discussion shall give the light."-Eph. 5:14.
on the subject, three defense "For the preaching of the Cross
stamps were presented for thb is to them that perish foolishness:
circle stamp book. After refresh- but unto us which are saved it is
ments were served to a 100 per the power of God."-I Cor. 1:18.
cent attendance and one guest, it ,, *
was announced that the next circle BILL EDWARDS HONORE5
meeting would be at the home of WITH SURPRISE PARTY
VIrs. C. H. Johnson. The young people's department
o of the Baptist church honored
PARENT-TEACHERS IN William "Bill" Edwards with a
MEETING LAST NIGHT surprise party Tuesday evening at
The Parent-Teachers associa- the home of Rev. and Mrs. R. F.
tion met at the high school last Hallford. After games and con-
night with Rev. James Howard of tests were enjoyed, the honoree
Apalachicola as guest speaker, was presented with a knife ana
Subject for the meeting was chain by the department and a
'Health and Recreation Essential service testament 'by Rev. and
for Defense of the Nation," which Mrs. Hallford.
was thoroughly covered by Rev. A number of young people en-
loward and discussed by mem- joyed this affair with Mr. Edwards
bers. An enjoyable musical pro- who will leave in the near future
gram in charge of Miss Erline for service in the army,.
McCelllan was' given and a playlet& *
was presented by the. grade chil- FLEISCHELS ENTERTAIN
kren under the supervision of SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB
Mrs Avaryee Martin and Minnie Members, of the Saturday Night
Fowell. Supper club were entertained last
-' Saturday at the home of Mr. ant
BAPTIST WOMEN TO MEET Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, with Mr.
N BLOUNTSTOWN.APRIL 8 and Mrs. Marc Fleischel or Jack-
It was announced this week sonvillse as host and hostess for
hat the West Florida divisional the ,evening.
meeting of the Baptist Woman's A delicious supper of roast pig
Visionary society would be held with all the trimmings was served
n Blountstown on April 8. Guest after which cards were enjoyed by
speakers for the occasion will be Mr. and Mrs. E. Clay Lewis Jr..
two missionaries who have 'oeen Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hunt, Mr. and
recalled from foreign fields. Mrs.. Marc Fleischel Jr., Dr. and
This will be an inspirational Mrs. A. L. Ward, Mr. an:d Mrs.
meeting rather than a program S. L. Barke, Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
meeting for the West Florida di- Kenn'y. Harry Saunders and El-
vision, and all are urged to attend, lis Crosby,
Miss Ruby Strickland was called Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan re-
to her home in DeFuniak Springs turned to the city Wednesday af-
Thursday of last week on account ternoon after spending a week in
of the death of her grandfather. Atlanta, Gh. Little Rebecca Ann
Sullivan, who spent the week in
Miss Geraldine SmTth returned Florala, Ala., visiting her grand-
to her home in Tampa Sunday af- mother, returned with them.
;ter a week's visit with her uncle! *
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. j Rev. Frank Dearing of Panama
Smith. City visited in the city Monday.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 1
"Trail of the
"THE WORLD TODAY"
and RIOTOUS CARTOON
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!
Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
"BALL OF FIRE"
,FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
o _tw Rl
SDr. and Mrs. J. R. Norton are
Announcing the arrival of a new
doctor in Port St. Joe-a son
born to them ,Wednesday at a
Panama City hospital. The young
man, weight 7 pounds 21/2 ounces,
has been named James Roeert.
SBorn, March 17, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ted Richards of Highland View,
a 1G-pound son. The young man
has been named Douglas Mac-
Mrs. J. M. Smith, Mrs. D. C.
Smith and Mrs. Jack Samford and
baby have returned home after
visiting relatives in Newville, Ala.
Mrs. W. F. Randolph of Apalach-
icola visited friends in this city
Mrs. Ethel O'Ferrell of ABalachi-
cola visited friends in this city
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to'5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe
p'--- -- -------------
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 0
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25C
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
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WIITH the Federal Housing Ad-
S ministration and the building
.industry cooperating throughout
the nation to foster and facilitate
the'construction of small, substan-
tial homes, here is an especially
planned "House of the Month" that
Sits into the picture.
'It is designed for the average:
-budget as well as for the average
family, particularly in areas of ex-
panding defense production. It has
:'three bedrooms and a bath, the lat-.
ter on the first floor but convenient'
to the stairs. The kitchen is small
but complete, and the living room
and dining room have been com-
bined into one large room.
A porch which can be screened nil
EQUITY IN 5-ROOM HOUSE and
large lot, on Hunter's Clicle,
See Mrs. J. R. Cawthon, Port St.
1941 AMERICAR-Excellent con-
dition; 5 good fires, one new.
A bargain. Strictly cash. See H.
A. Kelly, St. Joe Furniture Com-
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magazine or newspaper.
ROOMS IPOR RENT
IF YOU have a room for rent,
why not place a classified adver-
tisenrent in The Star. The cost is
low and returns are gratifying. .
Try it today, tf
LEGAL FORMS-The Star has on
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Mortgage Notes. Call at The
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
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affords additional room. All the bed
rooms have cross ventilation, and
ample closet space. The cellar
shown here is only partially exca-
vated, but complete excavation
would provide a large game room.
The practicability of this modern
small home is matched by its charm
and beauty, its gleaming exterior of
pure white lead paint being set off
LEWIS POINTS TO
HIS PAST RECORD
(Continmed from Page 1)
"It is my belief that no good
purpose, would be served by sub-
mitting an intended platform at
this time. Conditions are changing
daily. The war is going so fast
that we cannot foresee what the
requirements of tomorrow may be
Public officeholders and the Am-
erican people must meet these
conditions and requirements as
"I believe it is the duty of
everyone, especially an office-
holder, to lend hIis or her whole-
hearted co-operation and support
to our war effort. We must win
this' war, and that is our first and
foremost thought. We, as indii-
.vidua'is, and the state, county and
city governments, have not, as yet,
felt the effects of this war like we
shall in the future. In times like
these when it is required that thu
federal government shall exert its
taxing powers to the uttermost, we
should be very careful in our state
and local governments about tax-
ation. There are certain funda-
mental requirements of our stat-
and local governments, such as
schools, health and law enforce-
ment, that must go on.
"I shall be pleased to discus's
frankly any and all issues that
may. develop during the campaign.
If the good people of Gulf. county
think that my experience, coupled
with my limited ability, qualif)
me for the office of your repre-
sentative in the legislature, then
I shall appreciate your vote and
support, and if elected, I promise
you an honest, courageous and
sincere administration of the of-
fice, meeting squarely each issue
as it arises, and will use my best
judgment as your chosen repre-
sentative to serve your best in-
Oil Leases In Gadsden County
While no drilling has, yet been
undertaken, there is a mad'
scramble for oil leases in Gadsden
county. Surveys are 'being made,
and three large oil companies are
said to be operating in the area.
Mrs. Charles MoNair left last
Friday to join her husband, who is
stationed in Arkansas
1Ti m4 i~ i I n[Jillhlf!i1~
tI[D OOS A
BID A oil
StCOND ROOM. ItIl
by green lawn and hedges. Use of
this old reliable paint is likewise
indicated for its wearability and
well-known protective qualities.
Complete plans and specifications
may be had for $1, including a card-
board cut-out model architecturally
drawn to scale. Address your re-
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Home Journal Pattern No. 1410L
SISTER OF MRS. STOKES
DIES WHEN HIT BY BUS
Mrs. Marjorie Curtis of Talla-
hassee, sister of Mrs. Woodrow
Stokes of Port St. Joe, was killed
Thursday night of last week near
Monticello when struck by a west-
bound Greyhound bus. It was
stated by a physician at the in-
uest held Friday that death was
caused by ao fractured skull.
In addition to Mrs. Stokes, sur-
vivors are her husband, John
Stokes, who is. in the U. S..army,
and her mother, MTrs. Ruby Hall
CHILDREN SHOULD BE LEFT
AT SCHOOL IN EMERGENCY
(Continued from Page 1)
school than they would be in the
open under escort of their parents.
The Gulf County Defense Coun-
cil has made arrangements to
have an' air raid warden, an auxili-
ary policeman and an auxiliary
fireman at the schools in the event
of an emergency, and these men
will assist the teachers in, prevent-
ing unnecessary alarm or fear.
It is also requested! that should
we have an air raid or other enemy
action in Port St. Joe that no one
attempt to use telephone com-
munications, as' they will be tiec
up completely for use of the Ce-
fense council. Unnecessary calls
would, therefore, create an addi-
tional demand on the telephone
system and might result in the
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time when they are sorely. needed.
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WHITE TOP TAXI COMPANY
FOR PROMPT SERVICE
0 PHONE 100
-DAY OR NIGHT I
TAXIS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN FRONT
OF ST. JOE TEXACO SERVICE STATION
Sunnyfield Breakfast 37
BACON Lb. -..-
WHITE BACON 2A
'Pound ................ L20
SNUTLEY OLEO IQ
Per Pound ...........
PRINT BUTTER 41
Per Pound ............ 41I
CHEESE Lb. -......
WHITE SAIL PRODUCTS
SOAP POWDER W,:: 2 sm 5c
SAIL Pkgs. 5f
SOAP FLAKES 2 : ::2 e 25c
SOAP GRAINS ,::' 15c
X WHITE Pint
IQUI WAX SAIL Can
HAND S 0AP 21 ::N 15
ANN PAGE- Smooth, Rich, Delicious
ANN PAGE-From Luscious Concord Grapes
GRAPE'JELLY 8' IOc
WHITE HOUSE MILK 3 CANS 25c
POPULAR I"T CARTON
BRANDS CIGARETTES C $1.35
ANN PAGE VINEGAR Large Florida 1
Quart 12 Gallon 35 ORANGES Doz. 19
MARVEL BREAD 1 CAULIFLOWER 12
11/2 Lb. Loaf ......... Per Pound ..2
DONUTS 13 MUSHROOMS
Dozen .. ....... Basket.................J3 5
Quart Ann Page
SCRATCH $2 57
100 Pounds ........
25 Pounds ............ 67c
LAYING MASH 33
100 Pounds ........ $3.
25 Pounds ............ 87c
35 Nice Florida 5B
Fresh SQUASH, STRING
BEANS and 150
IONA TOMATOES 1
No. 2 Can ............ I
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GROWING MASH U
100 Pounds ........ l3.LI Soap Flakes
25 Pounds ............ 79c LUX: Small 10c; Lrg.
BROILER MASH 33 Old Dutch for
100 Pounds ........ t) ) CLEANSER
STARTING MASH 70p FLOUR-P. or S. R.
25 Pounds ............ 7 IONA-12 Lbs ..........
FINE CHICK 7l Toilet Soap-Medium
25 Pounds ............ SW A N 3 for........
A & P FOOD STORE
Owned and Operated By the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Reid Ave. and Third St. PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, PORT. ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942
Undergoes Appendectomy Half Milliion From Race Track
R. H. Sewell of Highland View More than half a million dollars
was removed to his home Monday in taxes were collected from the
after undergoing an operation for first half, or a split meeting, at
appendicitis at Dr. J. R. Norton's Tropical Park horse race track in
clinic. Miami, at the beginning of this
---- ---- year's racing season.
.:Robert Nedle'y of Apalachicola -___
was a business visitor in this city Nylon bearings for machinery
Tuesday. have recently been patented.
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