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VOLUME V PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1942 NUMBER 38
More Men Than
Women In Gulf
County's Population Divided
Into 3,588 Males and
Gulf county's population of 6,951
in 1940 was composed of 3,588
males and 3,363 females, according
to a Florida .State Planning Board
analysis of data released by the
U. S. Bureau of the Censun, and
delayed until quite recently due to
wartime activities of the bureau.
By race the population included
4,548 native-born whites, 18 for-
eign-born whites, and 2,385 ne-
groes. Of the 21 foreign-born resi-
d'ents of all races, 7 were natural-
Density of population was 12.5
persons per square mile, com-
pared with a state average of 35
per square mile. There were 6,591
rural non-farm and 360 rural farm
persons in the county.
The largest five-year age group
was that between 25-29 years. In
the state the 10-14 year group was
largest. The county had 4,146 resi-
dents over 21 years of ige and 49
*that were 75 years or older.
Of the residents over 25 years of
age, the males completed an aver-
age of 7 years of school and the
females 7.5 years. In the state the
average was 8.1 years for males
and 8.6- years for females. The
county had 55 male and 20 female
college graduates. Of children in
the 7-13 year age group' 90.7 per
cent were attending school. In the
14-15 year group 81.4 per cent
were attending. The state average
was 93.4 per cent for the 7-13
group and 86.2 per cent for the
1 -4-15 group.
New Substance May Retread Mil-
lion Tires Monthly
Dr. Willard H. Dow of Midland,
MTich., realting the discovery and
development of a rubber substi-
tute that may sea many American
'motorists through the war years,
says "I think we will never return
to natural rubber, however abun-
dant it may become." A noted
chemist, Dr. Dow is president of
the Dow Chemical company.
Outlining the comparatively brief
history, of the synthetic rubber
"Thiokol" no'w being developed by
the Dow company, Dr. Dow said a
Kansas City chemist came upon it
by chance 13 years ago.
From this, Dr. Dow said, may
come the substance with which
1,000,000 automobile tires may be
retreaded each month starting
late this summer to help meet
the war-created shortage and solve
much of America's even now press-
ing transportation problem,
Is Set for Tuesday
All Young Men of Gulf County Be-
tween Ages of 18 and 19
The fifth, and probably the last
registration of mrn for selective
service will be held throughout the
nation next Tuesday, June 30,
when young men between the ages
of 18 and 19 will be called on to
The registration in Gulf county
will tak_ place at the local board
office in the Masonic building,
Port St. Joe, and at the court
house in Wewahitchka between
the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. n.
This registration will 'affect all
men born on or after January, 1,
1922, and on or before June 30,
1924. Those registering Tuesday
will not be 'subject to call until
they have attained the age of 20,
it is understood.
FIGURES RELEASED ON
DWELLINGS IN COUNTY
Are ycu entitled to wear a target
You can ONLY if you are investing
at least ten percent of your income
in War Bonds to do your part on the
home front toward winning the War.
The target.lapel button is a badge
of patriotism, a badge of honor. You
should feel proud to display it. The
buttons are obtainable at your plant
management, at the office of your
local War Bond chairman, or at your
Payroll Savings Window where you
authorize your ten percent payroll
Enlist in the ten percent War Bond
army and do your part to win the
War. U. S. Treasury Department
Home Canners May Secure
Allotments Until Last
IGulf county had a total :of 2,051 Day of July
dwelling units at the time of the
1940 census according to figures
just released by the U. S. Bureau B. E. Kenney, chairman of the
of the Census. Of this number 586 Gulf county rationing board, an-
were occupied by owners, ounces that the value of sugar
SUrban and rural non-farm fam- ration stamps 5 and 6 has 'been in-
ilies of the county paid an average creased to two pounds each, but
rent of $11.31 monthly, contrasted that each stamp will cover a pe-
to a state average of $23.50 per rod o a month instead of two
month. weeks, cdntihulng"the weekly ra:
__ tion to each consumer at half a
MOTORISTS MUST HAVE pound. Stamp number 5 is valid
MOTORISTS MUSTA HYAVE between June 28 and July 25, and
"USE" STAMP BY JULY stamp number 6 will be valid be-
"Step right up, ladies and' gen- tween July 26 and August 22.
tlemen, the price of admission is Applicants for home canning su-
only $5!" Those are approximately gal may register at the local ra-
the words that Postmaster H. A I tioning board until the last day of
Drake will, be using between now July, states Mr. Kenney. The al-
and next Tuesday as motorists be- lotment during the canning season
gin to line up at the postoffice is five pounds of sugar per person.
windows to secure their automo- Special attention of retailers is
bile "use" stamps, called' to the fact that they must
Automobile owners are warned file with the rationing board be-
taht they must have the stamps on fore July 1 their price list of liv-
their cars by July 1 or' e subject ing commodities.
to penalty. "Gasoline rationing west of the
The stamps go for the small sum Apalachicola river will not be insti-
of $5 (no discount for cash), and tuted for the present," said Mr.
are good until June 30, 1943. Kenney. "However, complete in-
Sformation on the permanent gaso-
Bill Tharpe, who is stationed at line rationing plan is now being
Craig Field, Ala., spent the w-ek- completed, and will be made pub-
end visiting in this city. lic as soon as possible."
What Merchants Must Do To
Meet New Price Regulations
Th re still seems to be some his coiling prices on those .cost-ot-
confusion among retailers, especi- living commodities. These consist
ally smaller stores, on 'what must of around 155 types of items listed
be done to properly comply with specifically in Price Regulation
the government price laws. Most No. 1, obtainable at the local ra-
merchants have been co-operating tioning board office.
fuillu and understand the chief P
purpose of the price regulations-
to stop the rise in the cost of liv-
ing and thus prevent the danger of
Inflation that struck our economy
in World War I.
Add Similes Three "musts" for retailers in
The editor was talking with Rev. obeying the regulations follow:
O. D. Langston the other day and 1 -Each retailer must have promi-
the minister made a remark that L nently displayed his ceiling
tickled us immensely and which prices for all cost-of-living com-
we will add' tp our collection of mod'ities sold in his store since
similes: Said he: "I'm as nervous May 18. 1942. His "ceiling price"
as a-wiggle-tail in a rain barrel." is the highest price at which he
--- sold an article during March, 1942.
Attends FBI Lecture --Each retailer, must file with
Chief of Police M. O. Freeman Z the Gulf county war price and
attended an FBI lecture held' in rationing board by July 1-'next
TaSlahasseep Wednesday. Wednesday a tepnnainti-1inwine
These huge 60-ton heavy tanks
cost $120,000, and America's auto-
motive and locomotive plants are
turning them out on a never-ending
assembly line. Our army uses light
tanks, weighing 14 tons, and me-
dium tanks of 28 tons also, but we
favor the medium tank over .the
i ~Alt s^
3 -He must keep the above state- -
ment up to date by submitting
on the first day of each month an -
additional statement showing ceil- ..
ing prices of any new cost-of-living
items he might have added to his --s
line of goods during the preceding These heavy tanks are needed for
month. certain phases of modern warfare,
Each of these requirements is and with their thick armor and
Important and must not be over- heavy-gauge guns they are almost
looked, for severe penalties are unstoppable. They are considered
roded for fure to c ply with superior in gun power, in maneuver-
provided for failure to comply with ability and in the power of their
the regulations. huge tractor motors to Axis tanks.
Ceiling prices must be displayed Americans everywhere are helping
on or near the merchandise so to pay for these monsters of war
prominently customers can read through their purchase of War
the ceiling price marker easily Bonds. Invest at least ten percent
hentandingat the place of pr of your income in War Bonds every
wheln standing-at the place of pur- y. .. Treasury D
(o itiay day. U. S. Treasury Departmesnl
't* continue" oniPage 2)
Stamps and Bonds
To Be Sold July 1
Fifteen-Minute Period To Be De-
voted to Selling By Business
Houses of City
When you go into any business
house in Port St. Joe next Wed-
nesdlay, July 1, between 12 and
12:15 p. m., you won't be able to
buy anything but' U. S. War Bonds
or .Stamps, for the firms of th
city will co-operate 100 per cent
on that day in the national cam-
paign to push the sale of stamps
aid bonds for Victory.
So remember, next Wednesday
noon go to your favorite store and
buy War Bonds and Stamps. Let's
double our quota for July, just as
ve have exceededd our quotas for
May and June.
SMALL PART OF COUNTY
DEVOTED TO FARMING
Gulf county had a lesser per-
centage of land in .farms in 1940
than the state average, an analysis
of U. S. Bureau of the Census sta-
tistics reveals. The county's 85
farms covered 3,941 acres, or 1.1
per cent of the total land in the
county, compared with a state av-
erage of 24 per cent. This is due
to the fact that the greater portion
of the county is devoted to theta
growing of pine trees for pulp and
.Full owners, operated 65 baf-ilfr
farms and tenants 20. Of the total
68 were operated by white persons
and 17 by negroes.
Farms averaged-46.4 acres, with
land and' buildings having an aver-
age value of $1,326 per farm. The
state average was 133.9 acres with
the value of lands and buildings
Of the farms operated by full
owners 23.1 per cent were mort-
gaged. In the state 27 per cent
were mortgaged. The average debt
of farms in this class was $519 in
Gulf county and $1,694 in the state.
Visiting In Georgia
'Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brinson and'
daughters left Saturday ror Cli-
max, Ga., for a two weeks' visit.
Large Amount of
Rubber Is Being
Turned In Here
People Urged To Go "All Out"
During Last Five Days
Rubber has. been coming in to
service stations in Port St. Joe by
the wholesale, retail and shirt tail,
and figures compiled yesterday 'by
The Star showed that more than
seven and one-half tons of scrap
rubber had been gathered here, a
portion of which has already been
sent to Apalachicola, the central
collection point for this area.
It has been estimated that there
is at least another seven or eight.
tons of the precious material, kick-
ing around our city, and! everyone
is urged, during the five remaining
days of the drive, to look.in attics,
garages and closets and dig out
every small bit of old rubber.
Large or small, we must have all
of it; all the worn-out tires, all
the old hot water bottles, girdles,
overshoes, bath mats, nipples, fly
swatters, garden hose and all the
other now useless items among
the 50,000 or more different af-'
ticles of common use which con-
._Let's_ set Port St. Joe's quotb .at
15 tons of s-crap ruibbtl-r--sd in..
order to get that amount we must
dig up at least seven more tons
between now and next Tuesday.
Pictures of B oys
In Service Wanted
This Paper Endeavoring to Publish
Pictures of All Gulf County
Men In Armed Forces
A couple of weeks ago The
Star made a request for photo-
graphs of men from Gulf county
who are serving in the armed
forces in order that we might
print them in the paper.
While the response to our re-
quest has been fair, the photos
are not coming in fast enough,
and again we appeal to those
who have boys in the service to
bring us their pictures.
Invariably, those who have
brought in photographs have
asked if they would be returned.
Yes, all photos will be returned
undamaged to their owners.
We prefer photos showing the
boys in uniform, but if this is
not available, any recent picture
will be acceptable.
Return From Convention
Dr. J. R. Norton, president of the
local Kiwanis club, and County
Agent J. B. White returned Satur-
day from the Kiwanis Interna-
tional convention held last week in
Cleveland, Ohio. They were dele-
gates from the local club.
Returns From Pacific Coast
Mrs. W. T. Mosely returned Sun-
day from San Francisco where
she spent two weeks with her
husband, who is stationed at a na-
val base on the Pacific coast.
Jackie Samford, small son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Samford had'
his tonsils removed Monday at Dr.
J. R. Norton's clinic..
VV UIIZ- .V t ZLUU UU LL-5 -VIU
0AQF TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JQE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1942
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
193.7, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months...... $1.00
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoaen word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?
Imagine reading the following government
announcement in The Star:.
"All men- of Wewahitchka have been shot.
The women have been deported to a concen-
tration camp and the children sent to appro-
private centers of education. All buildings of
the. town were leveled to the ground and\ the
name of the town was immediately abolished."
Those are the words of an official Nazi
statement issued a few days ago, except that
the town was named Lidice a quiet, little
community of Czecho-Slovakia near Prague.
In Lidice (pronounced Leed-eet-say) men
and, women lived where their ancestors had
lived for more than 600 years. A Lidice son
brought his bride to his parents' home; his
children were born in the same room where
his grandfather first saw light. Above the
roofs of the town rose the spire of St. Mar-
garet's church, a symbol of community faith
since the church's building in 1736.
In Lidice, a farmer with earth -sticking to
his boots greeted the coal-dusty miner who
as a boy sat beside him in school. A store-
keeper going to the tailor shop paused on
Wilson street-named for our American pres-
ident-to gossip with a man carving wood be-
fore his front door. Children laughed and
played or were drawn to kitchens by the
sweet scents of the cakes their mothers were
Life was not so easy after the German con-
querors came. The men had to do what the
rulers ordered. Limits were set on worship
in the church and on schooling for the chil-
dren. The women didn't have such good things
With the nation on a war foot-
ing, here are some of the things
the South may expect in the com-
TransportafTon trou-bles. Fewer
and slower passenger trains be-
cause 'of heavy troop movement
from the many army camps in the
South. Crowded buses. No through
bus service and no new routes.
Gas rationing everywhere. In
the Atlantic states to save gaso-
line-:lsewhere to conserve tires.
An increasing amount of war or-
ders for Southern firms, both large
and small. The regional WPB re-
cently set a million dollars a day
as its minimum goal for bringing
new business to the South, and it's
getting the business now. This
means more employment, better
jobs, more mney for everyone who
buys and sells.
But we can't expect to build any
new homes, stores or bridges
(there goes our White City canal
-bridge). And business at roadside
stands, tourist camps and resorts
will be hit hard.
or so much to fix for meals. But the .people
lived on-they worked, loved, dreamed-op-
pression had been upon them'in the past, but
"Wilson" street seemed a reminder that to a
people of unconquered spirit, freedom at last
Then two men fatally wounded Reinhard'
Heydrich who, as Nazi "protector" of Czecho-
Slovakia, earned the title of "Hangman." That
happened on a highway which doesn't even
go through Lidice. The townspeople told t:le
Nazi secret police that they didn't' know
anything about the two men.
But the Gestapo agents learned that Lidice
folk still dreamed of freedom. They claimed
they found a radio, forbidden by German con-,
querors, arms and munitions. Several of the
Lidice young;'ien had escaped to join Unlted
Nations forces fighting the Germans. And the
Nazis followed their policy of bloody ven-
geance-a policy which has meant the mur-
der, in retaliation for the death of Heydrich,
of more than 700 innocent men and women.
So when you read or hear the name of Li-
dice imagine what it would mean if Wewn-
hitchka were crushed to the earth, its name
scratched from all records, the bodies of all
its men dumped into a common grave, their
widows imprisoned, and the: doubly-orphaneed
children placed in the .hands of vengeful ana
SAY IT WITH RUBBER!
Service stations of Port St. Joe are stack-
ing up piles of old rubber and it is still com-
ing in, though not as fast as it should, in the
opinion of many.
Five days yet remain of the rubber drive
and everyone should realize that it is to their
interest to add all the waste rubber they can
lay their hands on to the nation's victory-
ensuring scrap rubber pile. If you haven't
routed out of their hiding places in store-
rooms, closets, attics and garages, all the dis-
carded rubber articles, with the intention of
contributing them to the rubber drive, then
get busy, for you have but five days more
to help your country in this emergency.
"Bear down" in your search for rubber. Do
your part to provide this vital war sinew that
will insure a United Nations victory by
"Keepin' 'Em Flying, Sailing and Rolling."
The Fourth of July is just around the cor-
ner and this year it should mean more tto us
than ever before, for it is the symbol of the
liberty which we are fighting to preserve and
which is in greatest peril since 1776.
More Demand For Cotton.
The wool problem is growing
more serious. Folks will wear more
cotton clothing. Clothes won't be
rationed this year, but we may ex-
pect 'rationing of imported things,
including tea and coffee.
Pork may grow harder to get be-
cause we're sending lots of pork
abroad. The same is true of sea.
foods and fish, although we prob-
ably won't notice it in Port St. Joe;
as seafood is ours practically for
Retail deliveries will be greatly
curtailed. Most of the milk trucks
will be ,off the streets in less than
two years unless further steps are
taken to save their tires. Horses
have already gone back on the job
in some Southern cities.
A food requierments committee
has been set up under WPB to
take control over the nation's food
President Roosevelt's rubber sal-
vage campaign is under way, with
gas stations paying a cent a pound
for the vital stuff. They're serving
as collection depots for the gov-
WiPB plans to save a million
pounds of brass this year by using
substitute materials in electric
light bulbs, but this won't affect
anything but their appeaarnce.
Here in Port St. Joe we find
ourselves living in a darker world
in order to protect shipping that
may pass in the night on the Gulf.
But is is far brighter than would
be the total blackness of Hitler's
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Chafin had
as their guest last Saturday Mrs.
P. J. Bateman of Blountstown.
Miss Margaret Mincey left Sun-
day for Sylvwster. Ga., where she
is visiting relatives.
Mrs. J. W. Simmons has as her
guest her nephew, Sergeant Clar-
ence Hicks, who is stationed at
Bar Harbor, Me.
The avcorage work week for em-
ployes in manufacturing indus-
tries in this country is, now 41.5
hours. In Germany the work week
averages 60 hours and in Japai.
the average is about 70 hours
A small steam locomotive ano
four abandoned street cars are 'e-
ing operated as a train in the
Canary Islands to 'conserve gaso-
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
Lots of folks can remember how
sudden-like Germany caved in in
1918. Also, how Kaiser Bill lit out
for Holland, Ludendorf for Sweden
and Von Tirpitz and other Big
Snorts took to cover. None of thb
whole gang ever suffered an iota.
They all r-tired and lived in lux-
ury while millions of graves dotted
the hillsides, and the ocean rolled
over other thousand's upon thou-
I was gassin' with Mr. Barke at
Mr. Barke has quite a knack for
lne uauggi&E, recogniuzngl e gag,
our bank about it the other day. promptly replied, that the RAF has
He sez the folks to make the next priorities" on "Burnt Coloe" to
"priorities" on "Burnt Cologne to
peace are the guys who actually
put the quietus on old Adolph and
his outfit. They'd know what to
do. Leave it to the Army and the
Navy and the Leathernecks, he
sez, versus the Striped Trousers
WHAT MERCHANTS MUST
DO TO MEET REGULATIONS
(Continued from Page 1)
chase without having to ask or
look for it, whether or not he has
a special interest in seeing it. It
must be printed large enough and
clearly enough so that the cus-
tomer cannot miss it.
It is not enough to post a cata-
log or book of typewritten listings
in th.e store, nor is it complying
with regulations to post a sign
date but it :was expected to be
available to Americans just as soon
as our air force got into action.
Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!
Advertisingl doesn't cost-it PAYS!
the price tag on the article, to-
gether with the selling price.
The ceiling price may be posted
on a table, edge of a bin, on the
edge of a shelf, if it clear to the
purchaser which merchandise has.
what ceiling prfce.
It is satisfactory to list on. one
display card the brand name, size
and ceiling price for a group of re-
lated items sold nearby.
Where items in different price
lines are physically mixed, it Is.
satisfactory to display on a card
saying all merchandise in this the ceiling prices on the several
store or on this counter is not price lines, but in addition the:
higher than the ceiling. selling price of each item must be
Anyi of the following methods attached to it.
are satisfactory: Below are several examples of*
,The word "Ceiling Price" may how ceiling prices should be dis-
be stamped or printed directly on played:
Ceiling price may be shown for
a group of identical items on the
same shelf, such as canned to-
Prices may be shown for a group
of related items, such as shirts,
having the same maximum price
and stocked in one place.
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Ceiling price lists should be
printed in letters large enough
S, .. ... -
gto be caye b' from t|
pi of. pu rchase.
4 j- 1. 1.
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A single poster may show the
ceiling prices for a group of re-
lated items-such as cigarets, to-
bacco and razor blades.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1942
O d i t i i th
looking' around the corner; It's the
banker blood in him, I reckon,
Folks who imagine bankers are
mebbe high-hat or uppity don't
know Mr. Barke. We gotta be pre-
pared for peace-and' it's time to
start ponderin', he sez.
Yours with the low down,
WHAT, NO BURNT COLOGNE!
A practical joker in Hollywood,.
Fla., had fun with local druggists
by calling them on the phone to
inquire if they had any "Burnt
Cologne." A leading druggist sent
his clerks scurrying to check the
perfume counter and regretfully
reported that they had none in
stock, but would try and get. some.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
J BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Biggart an-
nounce the birth of a 7%4-pound
son, James Garrett, at their home
Thursday, June 18.
Born, Saturday, June 20, to Mr.
and Mrs. J: E. Warren, a daugh-
Born, Wednesday, June 17, to
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Spooner, a
* .. .4 v v v v v v v v v v v,- v v
BY THE $800
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....256
Lunch, 12 to 2.........40c
Dinner; 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. O. FREEMAN
Corner Rekd Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
-- --2- 41
Encourage your child's de-
velopment by giving him the
foods his doctor recommends
MILK is most vital
Our cream rich milk can be
delivered to your door daily.
RAW MILK OR PASTEURIZED
Gulf County Dairy
-PHONE 58 -
Do You Lie Awake Nights?
MILLIONS do. The worst of
it is, you never know when
a sleepless night is coming.
Why not be prepared?
Effervescent Nervine Tablets
help to quiet the nerves and
Stop in at the drug store to-
day and get a package.
Try Dr. Miles Nervine Tab-
lets- for Nervousness, Sleep-
lessness due to Nervousness,
Nervous Headache, Excita-
bility, Nervous Irritability.
MRS. W. S. SMITH, Editor
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED ,
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor
S PANAMA CITY, FLA.
for anything by keeping a
,full line of home medical
needs on hand.
BLACKOUT TORCHES $139
with 3 color discs...... J
SIf you suffer distress from
Which Makes You
If at such times
you suffer back- "*
a bloated feeling, so tired, weak
-due to functional monthly dis-
turbances-try Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound--
It's made especially for women
and famous to help relieve such
Taken regularly thruout the
month- Pinkham's Compound
helps build up resistance against
such symptoms.Thousands upon
thousands benefited! Follow la-
bel directions. Worth trying
at the church Sunday evening with
a very small attendance. Mrs. F.
Hunt led the discussion program
in the absence of Evelyn Taunton,
chairman of the missions commit-
tee, who was to have presided.
It was agreed to hold a "Gypsy"
party this Friday evening at 8:30.
at the home of Sallie Traweek at
Kenney's Mill. Each member is to
invite one young person to come
out. All who attend are to coai
dressed as Gypsies. Everyone will
bring their own sandiviches and
the drinks will be furnished by
the M. Y. F.
There are still some members
of the F llowship who are not tak-
ing an active part, and 'these are
urged to come to the church this
Sunday evening at 7:15 and bring
someone with them.
METHODIST CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. LUPTON
Circle 'One of the Woman's So-
ciety for Christian Service of the
Methodist Church met Monday af-
ternoon at the home of Mrs. M.
I. Lupton, with Mrs. Jo:- Grimsley
in charge of the program. The
devotional was given b,y Mrs.
Grimsley, followed with the scrip-
ture reading by Mrs. T. McPhaul.
At the close, of the meeting de-
licious refreshments wer- 'served
by Mrs. Lupton to the six mem-
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell, Mrs,
J. A. Connell and' Ruth Moore Con-
nell attended thb birthday dinner
held Sunday at Rowell's Landing
honoring W. T. Roweil.
Miss Royce Goforth, who is -at-
tending business college: in Do-
than, Ala., spent the week-end
here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Leroy Goforth.
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
Rev. O. D. Langston, pastor of
the Port St. Joe Methodist church.
announces that Dr. E. C. Moore of
Dothan, superintendent of the Do-
than-Marianna district, will hold
the third quarterly conference at
the local church on Sunday, June
Moore will also deliver the
at the regular 8 o'clock
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES DIPLOMAS TO BE AWARDED
R. F. Hallford, Pastor IAT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. Rev. R. F. Hallford, in charge of
11:00 a. m.--Morning worship. the Daily Vacation Bible School
Sermon Topic: "Meeting Places being conducted at ,the Baptist
With Jesus." church, announces that 96 young
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U. people will receive, their diplomas
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship. this evening.
Sermon Topic: "From Jerusalem The faculty of the school con-
to Jericho." sits of Rev. Halltord, principal;
Carolyn Baggett, secretary; Billy
METHODIST CHURCH Waller, treasurer; Virginia Prid-
Rev. O. D. Langston, Pastor geon, pianist; Mrs. J. O. Baggett
9:45 a. m.-Church school. and Mrs. W. L. Waller, in charge
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship, of B-,ginners; Mrs. E. C. Cason.
7:15 p. m.-Youth Fellowship. Mrs. R. B. Shaw, Mrs. E. Daniels
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship. and Miss Flora Mae Cason, in
The Woman's society meets charge of Primaries; Mrs. W. C.
Atondays at 3 p. m. Pridgeon, Mrs. R. F. Hallford and
First Tuesday after first Sunday, Mrs. -J. P. Charles, in charge of
official board meeting. Juniors; Mrs. T. V. Morris ano
Wednesday, 8 p. m., prayer and Miss Frances Palmer, in charge of
Bible study. Choir practice. Intermediates.
*& *r A cordial invitation is extended
BAPTIST ROYAL SERVICE the public to attend the exercises,
PROGRAM HELD MONDAY which are to be held at 8:30 p.m.
The Royal Service program of
the Baptist W. M. U., held' Monday PILOT CLUB MEETS AT
afternoon at the church, was in HOME OF MRS. DRAKE
charge of the Rebekah Circle with Due to the fact that no regular
Mrs. W. 0. Nichols acting as club room is now available the
chairman. Pildt club met Tuesday evening at
Topic for the afternoon was the home of Mrs. H: A. Drake
"Good Rcports," with the follow, with the president, Mrs. Porothy
ing members participating: Mrs. McLawhon, presiding.
L. E. Voss. Mrs. M. Grogan, Mrs. A report on the recent benefit
R. F. Hallford, Mrs. Charles Mc- bridge party was received and
Celllan, Mrs. T. Strickalnd, Mrs. the matter of holding a dance was
Clarence Pridgeon and Mrs. W discussed. Defense stamps to the
L. Crawford. Following the discus- amount of $3.50 were added o the
sion a brief business session was club's book and every effort will
conducted by Mrs. McClellan. be made to have the book filled
A combined stewardship and by August 1.
Centennial Fund program meeting The resignation of Miss Doris
will be held at the church next Williams was accepted, as she has
Monday in charge of Mrs. R. F. moved to Panama City.
Hallford. Folloiving the business meeting
a cold plate lunch was served b3
the committee in charge of r-fresh.
DR. J, C. COE -"**. *
D E N T I ST IM. Y. F. TO HOLD GYPSY
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5 PARTY THIS EVENING
Sunday By Appointment The senior departmnAnt of the
Costin Bldg. Port St. Joe Methodist Youth Fellowship me:
MATINEE ......--- .............
Chi!d-ren lic; Ad-:its 30c
Children 23c; Adults 46c
AT 2:00 P. M.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lewis of
Pensacola, former residents of this
city. were visiting friends here
Ferd Perry, who is doing squads
right at Keisler Field, Miss., was
a visitor here over the' week-end.
.Mrs. Linwood Jon-s left Sunday
to join her husband, who is sta-
tioned at Fort Jackson, S. C.
FRIDAYj JUNE-26, 1942
A Martin Theatre 17 ..." Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT
1:00 P. M., CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY ONLY JUNE 27
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Pete Cassell, Harpo Kidwell,' James and Martha and many others,
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entertainers. Don't fail to attend the Barn Dance frolic Wednesday.
Miss Marigene Smith, a student Lieut. Francis Armstrong, sta-
in a Dothan business college, tioned at Camp Shelby, was visit-
spent the week-end here with her ing friends here over the week-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith. end.
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Southern Style MEAT LOAF-3 cans 25c
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