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VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,* FL6RIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1942 NUMBER 8
Senior Class To
Show December 4
"Lazy .Moon Minstrels" Said to Be
Funniest and Most Enjoyable
Minstrel Ever Written
The most popular minstrel show
to play the boards during the past
two seasons, is "The Lazy Moon
Minstrels," to be presented next
Friday evening, December 4, at
the high school auditorium by the
senior class of Pont St. Joe high
This show is made up of a gang
of merrymakers, who are getting
ready to present Port St. Joe with
,the laughingest, cleanest, most en-
joyable minstrel ever written.
:Good' plays for amateurs are
hard to find, and that is why the
seniors snapped up "The Lazy
Moon Minstrels." The outstanding
feature of this minstrel is its
cleanness. The fun is wholesome
,and entertaining, and. those who
view it will not -only laugh out-
wardly, but inwardly as well.
SMammy, Pappy and the, whole
!plantation are, welcoming 'home
their "chillun," who. have become
famous radio entertainers "up
north" and are on their way to a
big Miami hotel. They rehearse
their tuneful show right there in
the cabin yard., under the lazy
southern moon, and follow it up
".with a hilarious -blackface farce
that's a knockout.
,The cait numbers about.thirty ;
- which includes Pappy and 'Mammy's
eleven offspring, plantation own-
,ers and the swing band, which
:comes from "up north" with the
Lack of space prevents telling
of the many surprises that lay in
store for you when you see this
riot of laughs. Just get your
tickets now. at Miller's drug store
'and come prepared for one of the
most enjoyable evenings you have
Promoted To Technical Sergeant
Sgt. Lucious Allen, stationed at
Langley Field, Va., has been pro-
moted to technical sergeant.
Who Is Youngest
Just out of curiosity and no.t
to start a controversy, The Star
would like to know who is the
youngest war mother.in Port St.
Joe and in Gulf county.
As far as we know right now,
Mrs. .Sammy Davis, age 36, is,
tops on the list, having a son,
:Carlysle Matthews, 19, in train-
ing at Tyndall Field.
If there is a mother younger
than this who has a son in the
service, we would 'like to know
And while we're on this sub-
ject, we might mention that
Mrs. James Marea, in the grand-
mother class, has three grane-.
sons in Uncle Sam's service-
Ralph H. Whelan, a radio oper-
ator with the merchant marine
somewhere in the combat zone;
James H. Whelan, a paratrooper
stationed at Camp Blanding, ana
Glenn P. Whelan, at the U. S.
. Navy 'Great Lakes. Training Cen-
ter., The mother of these three
.young men, Mrs. J, 0. Whelan,
* is working at the Frankfort ar-
.senal at Philadelphia.
Over the Top by New Year's Is the
Plea of Secretary Morgenthat
As of today twenty-one million American
workers are investing eight per cent of their
salary every pay day in United States War Savings
Bonds. This is a very remarkable tribute to our
armed forces who are fighting this war. But this
job is only two-thirds accomplished.
There are nine million additional American
workers who are not investing in War Bonds every
This appeal is directed to two groups of
First the twenty-one million people who are
investing eight per cent of. their wages. We ask
them to increase theirinvestment to ten per cent
Second the other nine million whom we ask to
join the Payroll Savings Plan and to invest ten
per cent or more of their earnings.
It is our earnest hope here at the Treasury
Department that by New Year's Day thirty million
Americans will be investing ten per cent or more
of their wages in War Bonds through the Payroll
rtTaY Or m TMrIASURY
Aerial view of valuable Solomon Island airport, captured by U. S.
Marines shortly after they launched their attack upon Guadal-
canal, which has been the objective of numerous attacks staged by
Japanese. Note the U-shaped revetments being constructed for pro-
tection against strafing.
'A' Book Ruling
Changed By OPA
Those Holding This Class- Book
Can Use Gasoline For
First Lady Urges
Women To Work
Says Shortening of War Depends
A Great Deal On What We
A=-- will,,--- 'r- =l
Ucola., has accepted anl dnvitlation to
be' guest speaker at the testimonial
dinner :to 'be held IMonday evening,,
December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day),
honoring the Gulf county selective
service -board, which is made up of
T. M. Schneider and B. W. Bells
of this city -and 'Charlie Morgan of
Tickets for the affair, which
will be held at the Splendid Cafe,
are now on sale and it is antici-
pated that a large crowd will be
present to honor these men who
have been holding down a thank-
less job in a most creditable man-
CONTINUE GETTING IN
THE SCRAP SAYS NELSON
The. Star yesterday received a
telegram from,Donald M. Nelson
in which he requested .that this pa-
per continue to aid' in getting in
-the scrap in order 'that our steel
mills can continue in operation.
Moving To Wewahitchka
Mr. and Mrs. Monte Larkin are
moving to Wewahitchka this week
to make their home. Mr. Larkin
has quit his job at the paper mill
here to go to work at the shipyard
Any -urpose Are Willing T10 o in Panama 'City.
A lot of hunters and fishermen Quite a number of Port St. Joe Visits Parents
around (Port St. Joe have been fo-i- women are being employed by the Pvt. Billie Bowen, who is sta-
lowing their sports assiduously the St. Joe Paper company) in various tioned at 'Camp Edwards, Mass, is
past week or so under the impres- jobs formerly held 'by men and -home on a week's visit ito his par-
sion that with the rationing of they apparently are doing their ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Christ-
gasoline on December 2 they no work satisfactorily. mas. He is returning north tonight.
longer would 'be able to take their We hear some people say that
cars and *hie to the happy 'hunt- women shouldn't try to hold down Home For Thanksgiving
ing and fishing grounds. jobs of this character-that it isn't Lieut. Richard Mahon,. stationed
That was the original idea, but "ladylike." at Miami, is spending the. Thanks-
the Office of Price Administration That is a matter of opinion. In giving holidays here with his par-
-apparently being somewhat hu- these times any person, a man ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mahon.
1 man and its members probably who is unable to join the armed ----
having a hankering to do a little forces, or a woman who is capable Visits From Jacksonville
hunting and fishing themselves- of doing some sort of work, should Pvt. Buck Walters, who is sta-
has decreed that. sports -devotee!? be out doing it. After that bunch tioned at Jacksonville, visited here
(Continued on Page 2) (Continued on Page 4) : Sunday with his family. 1
chairman, Mrs. Julia Creech; win-
dow display committee, Miss Mar-
garet Belin, Miss 'Dorothy Ander.
Mr. Saunders. announces' that
the first return from seals mailed
out was received from Ronald
In the advertisement last week
of the Princess Beauty ShoppS and
Jean's Beauty -Shoppe announcing
changes in prices the cost of hair
dyes was set at $3 to $3.50. It
should have been $3 to $5.50.
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Some Dope On
There have been so many
changes made by OPA in the
matter of various rationed ar-
ticles that it is hard for the. av-
erage person to keep up to date,
Take gasoline, for instance,
news stories say that "all Flor-
ida is, included in the new order
cutting 'A' stamps to three gal-
lons." Yet a "Digest of War
Regulations" received byp The
Star Monday says: "Change from
4 to 3-gallon value for 'A' stamps
applies only east of the Apalachi-
cola river." So, do we get four
gallons or three here in Port St.
In regard to coffee, War Ra.
tion Stamp No. 27 (in your su-
gar book) of persons, who were
15 years of age or older at regis-
tration WMay 4 and 5 is good for
one pound of coffee during the
five weeks beginning November
29 and ending January 3. Coffee
stamps are Nos. 20 through 28
--all must be left Intact in books.
(Continued on Page 4)
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Banker Kills Self Christmas Seal
At Apalachicola! Sale Underway
III Health Believed Cause of H. L. In Gulf County
Oliver Taking Own Life;
Funeral Held Monday j Port St. Joe Pilot Club Is Again
---- Sponsoring Sale and Urges
Homer L. Oliver, 64, president Early Returns By Donors
of the Apalachicola State bank, ----
shot -and killed himself in the yard 1 The thirty-sixth annual nation-
of his Apalachicola home Sunday wide Clri-tmas Seal Sale, In
afternoon. He had been in ill which th G(ult .County TuberculO-
health for several months and it sis association is taking part, got
is believed that his illness caused underway Monday, according, to
him to .take his own life. jMrs.. George, IMcLawhon, president
,Mr. Oliver was born in Tallahas- [of the Port 'St. Joe Pilot club,
see, moving to Apalachicola as a which is again actively interested
young man, where he took an ac- in sponsoring the sale this year,
tive part in -business and civic af-' The nationwide goal for this
fairs of our neighboring city and i year's' sale has been set by the na-
-served as state senator for his dis:' tional association at $8,000,000,
trict at one time. said Mrs. McLawhon, adding: "This
Funeral services,, which were amount, the .largest the association
attended, by. a large number of has ever asked for, is necessary
his friends from Port St. Joe, to carry on the expanded work
were held Monday afternoon from planned throughout the-country in
-the Oliver home, with the Rev. 'L. an intensive effort to prevent a
E. Wright, .pastor of the Apalachi- widespread and material. wartime
cola Methodist church, officiating, rise in tuberculosis."
Deceased is, survived by his wife, Mrs. McLawhon also urges that
Mrs. -Martha Kate Rentz Oliver, .returns for 'Christmas Seals, -be
and one daughter, Miss Mercia made promptly and that anyone
Louise Oliver, of Apalachicola, and who has not received seals will
one -sister, Mrs. Edna Gramling of please contact her or H. H. Saun-
Tallahassee. ders, chairman of the sale, and
-- -- same will be mailed promptly.
Major Kevan to Be The-goal-for-the 1942 Seal Sale
J ,nU'i!ounty has ,been set at
an uet Speaker 600, and the Pilot eJulb Is very
JLe ': ]anxious ito reach this goal a%
quickly as possible. Committees
Public Invited to Testimonial Din- appointed 'by the club are',
- ner:-Honoring- Gult .owntfty Spe?'h,.i- before club. lM"flis
Selective Service Board Crosby; ,school 'committee, Mrs.,
-Myrtle Childers, 'Miss Nell -Con-
Major W. P. Kevan, commandant nell, Mrs. Dorothy Sexton, Miss
of 'the army air base at Apalachi- Betty Kennington; bangle day
unn'an. -ep- u u IJIAT~'LT-U1L
PAG TW TH STAR, POR ST. JOE, GULF COUTY FLRD FRDY NVME 2
Published Eyery, Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
EItered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoifiee, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........ $2.00 Six Months...... $1.00
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
CARS ARE ESSENTIAL
With gasoline rationing going into effect
ii Port St. Joe next week we are grateful to
note that since Mr. Jeffers became "rubber
czar" that a significant change has taken
place in the approach to the tire problem.
For a time it looked as though we ordinary
motorists would have to wear what tires we
had down to the rim. But Mr. Jeffers doesn't
try to kid us into believing that all but a
comparatively few of the nation's 27,000,000
.automobiles are a luxury and that half of
them will be put in storage by the middle of
next year. He asserts that they are a grim
necessity and that the war effort will be im-
paired in direct proportion to the number of
cars taken out of service. And how this ad-
vice does boost our morale!
A lot of us were gloomy and downcast by
the thought that we -soon would be without
transportation facilities. But now that we
have the government's assurance that we will
be permitted to buy tires or have old tires
recapped for essential operation of our cars,
the black clouds roll back, to reveal the silver.
lining, and we're all full of hope and joy.
Whether the tires we get will be new, used
or 'recapped depends upon the amount of driv-
ing necessary in our businesses and necessary
household pursuits. No tires can be obtained
for pleasure driving, and all of us who get
tires or recaps must follow certain rules laid
down by the government.
There's still a long way to go before the
rubber problem is solved, but it seems that
we're on our way, and th '-loom and con-
fusion in everyone's mind is abating.
The best remembrance you can send, any
boy in the service from Port St. Joe is his
home-town paper-The Star. The cost is a
trifle in comparison to other gifts (only one
dollar; for a year to service men), it will be
like a letter from home, and you,don't have to
worry about getting it in the mails-we at-
tend to that for you.
We recently drove to Sumatra and back at
exactly 35 miles an hour, and the only ve-
hicle going our way that didn't pass us was
afn ox-cart occupied by three negroes.
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
Old jokes are great-they're hard
to beat. Anyway, that's my idlea-
and, any idea these days is some.-
thing. My' Susie gets tired of 'em,
but she don't say much-lets 'em
go in -one ear and out the other.
We been married quite a spell-
she knows how to keep things
tranquil. But I switched ohe around
the other day, and she picked 'up
hei' ears when I said it was about
the WAAOS. It 'coifldn't he too 'old,
she figgered, because the WAACS
are sorta new. They still fumble
SOMETHING TO 1iE THANKFUL FOR d
.Parents of Portl: St. Joe who have mei in1
military service have something to be thank-
ful for that they probably do not fully ap-
.. preciate as yet. Our-military forces enjoy the .
most technically perfect, the most humane
medical care ever c-'.,r.-i' ed The best men
from the ranks of medicine are in uniform.
This was brought to our mind by an incident
that happened recently aboard a battlesh-p
"somewhere in the Pacific." An enlisted man
was abruptly stricken with acute appendici-
tis. After a successful emergency operation
in the ship's surgery, he found himself an-
tended by his family doctor from his home
town. The feeling of confidence and reassur-
ance that flowed into the heart of the patient,
can well be imagined I
Such incidents by repetition will become
one of the biggest morale, boosters both on
the home front and the military front.
A GERMAN BOOMERANG
One of the reasons that the Italian troops
were captured by the Allies in Egypt is at-
tributed to the fact that Rommel took all thie
provisions, including the supply of water,
with him and his troops when they hot-footed
it across the desert in their rout to escape
annihilation by the Allies.
It's an old custom of the Germans. It will
be remembered that when the new battle
started, Rommel placed the Italians in front
to bear the brunt of the attack, and when the
fighting got too hot they left them to perish
for the lack of water and food.
The Italian people. at home, however, are
on the verge of revolt, and the heavy bomb-
ings like the Allies have dealt them during
the last few weeks hasn't left them in .a very
good humor, and now that Germany is send-
ing troops to Italy, the press dispatches state
the majority of the home people are ready toh
quit but that Hitler won't let them.-Florida
"'You should smile when you pay your
taxes," says Uncle Edd Pridgeon, county tax
collector. Perhaps he's right, but that would
be just about as hard as to whistle while Doc
Coe is pulling a tooth.
A government transportation official ad-
vises men workers not to'give up their seats
to women on public conveyances. A woman
informs us that many men have anticipated
this advice by several months.-Olin Miller,
in the Atlanta Journal.
A woman purchasing a War Bond told the
clerk: "I've been saving this money to divorce
my husband, but I can stand him better than
I can Hitler."-Milton Gazette.
Grandma is taking a new interest in life.
It's coming to the point now where she can t
have her choice of working in the paper mill I
or driving a truck for Red Horton.
-:-j- -' -:--=,
The outstanding patriots 'are rarely the ones f
who make the most noise about their pa-
triotism.-St. Petersburg Independent.,
and fidgit around in their new uni-
forms and look sorta self-conscious
It seems', I sez, that a couple
WAACS were talking' as they went
down the street, and one WAAL
said to t'other: "Dearie, who was
that gentleman I saw you with
down town?" And the second
WAAC said: "That was no gentle-
man-that was my husband.-
"I 'spose you think that's fnnny,"
sez Susie. "Well," I sez, "there's
worse jokes." "Like what?" shb
sez. "Well'," I sez, "did you evei
see a chunky mama, like some that
comes down .here to Willis, Land-
in' to fish, decked out in seer-
suckers, cut a-la-,sallor?" "Quite
amusin'," says Susie-She always
manages, to,git the last word.
'A' BOOK RULING
CHANGED BY OPA
(Continued From Page 1)
can use gasoline obtained on then
"'A" ration 'books to do with ag
they will without incurring tne
wrath of the OPA or violating ro-
However, gasoline issued on the
"B" and "C" .books is allowed for
occupational usage only and should
not be used otherwise.
Our second war-time holiday sea-
son will find coffee rationed, cig-
arets and: liquor more expensive,
OPA price ceilings over plum pud-
.ings, fruit cake, apple cider and
wt Syndicated Content..
Available from Commercial News Providers"
By DR. GEORGE S. BENSON
President, Harding College
(Editor's Note: Dr. George S. Benson
is president of Harding College of
Searcy, Arkansas, a co-educational in-
stitution noted for having no unem-
ployed graduates. Dr. Benson found
himself catapulted into the headlines
in 1941 when he appeared before the
House Ways and Means Committee,
and Senate Finance Committee, and
offered a concrete plan for cutting non-
defense expenditures by two billion
dollars:' Self-reliant Harding College
students recently hit the headlines
when they asked the National Youth
Administration to accept the return of
funds allotted to them, requesting that
the sum be invested in "tools for Mac-
Are you critical of Congress? I
was before going to Washington and
having direct experience with va-
rious Congressional committees.
For years I read the good-natured
wise cracks of Will Rogers about
Congress. I also read numerous
other articles which deliberately
criticized Congress. Then I watched
the aggressive executive branch of
the Government making ever great-
er and more detailed demands of
Congress, and finally found myself
wondering whether Congress was
still a capable, independent, repre-
sentative law making body.
Having a measure of Scotch blood
which has always given me consid-
erable appreciation for the value of
a dollar, I was also disturbed about
the huge appropriations, which,
rom 1930 to 1940, averaged about
$3 billion a year above National in-
:ome, and which were creating an
unfavorable background for a long
hard war, which was evidently be-
Putting all of this together made
me wonder if there was not some
ruth in statements made by "crack-
er-barrel philosophers" to the effect
hat Congressmen were only a group
if professional politicians, whose
chief concern was keeping their
In May 1941, I decided to go to
Washington and personally request
he Ways and Means Committee of
he House to reduce extravagant
non-defense expenditures of the Gov-
ernment about $2 billion. While I
new that any private citizen had
hat right, I nevertheless started to
Washington with grave misgivings.
Why should that group of Congress-
men be interested in me-an aver-
age citizen with only one vote. More-
ver, I wanted to talk common
ense, straight from the shoulder,
nd wondered if that would make
hem want to throw me out. IHaving
bolstered my courage with a sense
f public duty, however, -I faced that
ugust body, determined ,to speak
my mind and take the consequences.
My turn came.toward the close of
a long weary day of hearings, -nd
I was almost frightened to observe
every member of the Committee fol-
lowing me closely, and apparently
analyzing my every sentence. Hav-
ing finished; I stood almost breath-
less, awaiting their reaction, and ex-
pecting criticism of my suggestions.
Then came the most astonishing
moment in my life. Not a single
question was asked or a single state-
ment made for the purpose of con-
fusing or embarrassing me. On the
contrary, I was thanked for coming,
and the testimony was compliment-
ed. Sympathetic, intelligent, com-
prehensive questions were asked,
demonstrating both their genuine
,deep concern in the general welfare
of the Nation and their familiarity
with economics and National budg-
ets. They were thoroughly aware of:
the need for greater National econ-
omy, and interested in proper steps
to achieve it.
That one experience completely
revolutionized my opinion of Con-
Three months later, I appeared
before the Senate Finance Commit-
tee. Again I was treated with un-
surpassed courtesy. My growing ep-
teem for Congress was further en-
Still more recently I appeared be-
fore a third group-a Senatorial sub-
committee. This time one member
of the group spent about an hour,
apparently trying only to heckle, em-
barrass, confuse, or discredit me.
His conduct was quite different from
that of his colleagues, and I later
found that he had. not been, elected
at all. He was a recent appointee,
who evidently had not yet become
familiar with the dignity and honor
which customarily characterizes the
distinguished body of which he had
suddenly become a member. He
was the type I had heard so\much
about, the rare exception-nod the
During this most critical:period in
our history, national unity is of ex-
treme importance. For the purpose
of winning the war and protecting
our National interests, it is impera-
tive that Congress receive the re-
spect and .enjoy the confidence of
the public to Which it is justly en-
titled, and of which it is proving it-
In later articles I want to explain
why I believe that Congress is the most
important of our three branches of
Government; why I believe a Congres.
sional Committee is the best jury in
the world; and why I believe a respect.
ed Congress is positively essential to
the future of democracy in America.
These statements will be proven by
first hand factual information.
MOONSHINE STILL FOUND
Acting on a tip that moonshine
liquor was being sold here, Edd
Lewis of the state beverage de-
partment and Chief of Police M.
0. Fneeman got busy a-no-'- ti'e s-
day found, a 25-gallon still right
in the Port St. Joe city limits. Q'-,
ers,tor of the still was not found.
TH STAR, PORT ST. jo'E, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1941
FRDY N6E1 7 92T4SAPR T JE UPCUTFOIAPG HE
Vandals Cutting 'Theater Seats
Manager Ben Rivers of the Port
theater states that someone is
slashing the upholstered seats isr
the theater and he is greatly in-
censed over the. matter, due to th1e
fact that materials for repairs are
no longer available.
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
DR. J C. COE
DENT I S T -
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5-
Sundays By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 89
SOLING method leaves no "repaired
look" on your shoes.
*The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician's prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score
or more of exacting tests for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of
the ingredients your physician prescribes.
We use Merck Prescription Chemicals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
r According tothe best
:IB ^ authorities, the mini-
(i y mum daily A, D and B
Complex Vitamin re-
S quir emeintsoftheaver-
S age person are:
A 4,000 USP Units, D
S400 USP Units, B1 333
_ USP Units, B2 2,000
-. Micrograms, and ap-
proximately 10,000 Micrograms Nico-
tinamide. The required amounts for
other B Complex Vitamins have not
yet -been established.
any people do not get enough of
these essential Vitamins. DO YOU?
iWhy not play safe by taking
ONE A DAY BRAND
NE-A-DAY VITAMIN TABLETS
I Each ONE-A-DAY Vitamin A and
D Tablet contains 25% more of the
cod liver oil vitamins than the mini-
mnum daily recommended quantity.
I Each ONE--A-DAY Vitamin B
.Complex Tablet contains full mini-
mum daily requirements of Vitamins
B1 and B2 and 10,000 Micrograms of
Nicotinamide -together with a sub-
stantial amount of other B Vitamins.
-%When you buy Vitamins, compare
potencies and prices. Note how ONE-
A DAY Tablets conform to the
Iave"age htnan requh-ements. See
tew reasonable the cost. "
Get them at yomn dtug store.
Born, November 24, 'to Mr. and
Mrs. I. W. Dodson, a daughter. The
young lady has been named Rosa-
Born, November 25, to Mr. and
Mrs. 0. D. Vutrer of Oak Grove,
an S-pound son, who has been
named, James Alton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Helms have
as their guests this week their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. William Crews of Charleston,
Mr. and Mrs. 'Leroy Goforth,
Mrs. Ronald Childers and Miss
Royce Goforth visited in Pensacola
over the week-end.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
NOTICE UNDER FiCTITIOUS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic-
titious Name Statute," House Bill
No. 1175, Chapter No. 20953, Laws
of Florida, 194.1, will register with.
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in
and for Gulf County, Florida, upon
receipt of proof of, the publication
of this notice, the fictitious name,
to-wit: MILLERS' DRUG STORE,
under which we are engaged in
business at Port St. Joe, Florida.
That the parties interested in
said business enterprise are as
follows: Mrs. George W. Ward and
Dr. A. L. Ward.
' Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf
County,, Florida, October 30, 1942.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic-
tio,.- Name Stdtute'," H.:.Iie Bill
- 11:. 1 '5, Cha i. r N,). 29.:' Laws
of Florida, 1941, will register with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in
and for Gulf County, Florida, upon
receipt of proof of the publication
of this notice, the fictitious name,
to-wit: LeHARDY'S PHARMACY,
under which we are enga,,e.d in
business at Port St. Joe, Florida.
That the parties interested in
said business enterprise are as
follows: J. R. Smith and J. T.
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, October 30, 1942.
Notice is hereby given that the
City Tax Assessiment Roll for thea
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for
the year 1942 will 'be submitted to
the Equalizing Board for approval
on the 1st day of December, 1942,
at the City Hall at 8:00 o'clock
P. M. All persons, desiring to have
corrections made in such roll,
whether in the listing, valuation of
property or otherwise, are re-
quested to file with the under-
signed on or -before the 30th day
3.f November, 1942, their petition
setting forth their objections to
such assessment and! the correc-
tions which they desire to have
Witness myp hand and the offi-
cial seal of the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, this 1Sth day of No-
M. P. TOiMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk, as
O-\ ,v,-fficn. Ta' A x OAsor.
BRY THE 8.0
Open to the Publit
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9.. .25c
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN :
Corner Reid .Ave. a"d 3rd -St.
Griffin Grocery Building
1 '' '"- '
Margaret turned off the hum-
ming vacuum cleaner, and
straightened the slipcovers of the
armchair and the daybed that she
had pushed up to go over the rug.
Then she stood quite still in the
doorway and looked at the small
bedroom with its southern expos-
ure. It was as neat and imperson-
al as a pin. It might never have
been lived in. The door stood
open on the clean,, bare closet.
There was not a pennant, not a
team picture, not even so much
as an old Arith-
'1VSEe7 mdtic book left
to show whose
room it had
___" "g,^ Margaret
stared at the
walls, the 'furni-
slowly, she real-
ized that no
lodgers with their own trinkets
and pictures might occupy it, she
would always see it ,the old way.
It was the old way that she saw it
now. A pair of hard-worn gray
ants lay on the floor where they
ad been dropped. Three base-
ball bats were stacked with a fish-
ing rod in the corner. A battered
red cap with a letter on it lay on
the bed. And through the bed, as
.though it were transparent, Mar-
garet saw another bed, smaller,
and with high slatted sides.
She put the vacuum cleaner
away and went down to her desk
in the sitting-room. She took the
fifteen dollars rent that the new
lodger had paid that morning in
advance for the room, and added
to it, from her purse, three dol-
lars and seventy-five cents more.
Then she drew out a sheet of pa-
per and began to write. on it,
"To buy a bond to help train a
aoung man to replace Don, Jr.-
illed on June 6th in the Battle
(Letter from an actual communication
In the files of the Treasury Department.)
Help our boys. Make certain
the wage earner of the family
joins a payroll savings plan and
tops that 10% by New Year's!
U. S. Treasury Department
TO THE PORT THEATRE
Pictures for Your "MUST" List
"Black Swan," December 6 and 7.
"Moontide," December 9. Re-
turned, by popular demand.
"For Me and My Gal," Dec. 13 14.
"Wake Island," December 17 -. 18.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.- Morning worship.
Topic: "W'hittlers of the Word."
7:00 p. m.--B. T. U.
8:00 p. m. Evening worship.
Sermon topic: "How to Be Saved
and Know ft."
Rev. 0. D. Langston,'Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school .
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
The' Woman's society meets
\Mondays at 3 p. ,n.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
.,rfi':] board meeting.'
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
M. Y. F. TO ENJOY
Members of 'he Methodist Youth
Fellowship will gather at 8 o'clock
this evening for a party to be held
at the home of Mary Johnson at
Kenney's mill. All are urged to be
present for an evening of fun.
A council meeting of the M. Y,
F. is to.be held at the church next
Monday evening, November 30.
MRS. W. S. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
P.-T. A. IN MEETING
A most interesting 'program was
enjoyed by the Parent-Teacher as-
sociation at its, meeting held Tues-
dayl evening in ithe high school au-
ditorium. It was in charge, of Mrs.
T. V. Morris.
The meeting, which was well at-
tended, opened with the singing of
"The Star Spangled Banner," fol-
lowed with the Salute to the Flag,
led iby P. B. Fairley, and prayer by
Re'v. R. F. Hallford.
Five boys, Bobby Lee Ramsey,
P. B. Fairley, Emory 'Cason, Bobby
Lee Cochran and Jimmy Ramsey,
brought Bible 'messages, that were
appropriate to the Thanksgiving
season. The messages were fol-
lowed by the P.-T. A. War Pledge,
led' byi Jack Frost.
A highlight of the program was
the piano and flute number, "'Moon-
light and Roses," rendered by the
Misses .Fay Morris and. Carolyn
It was deeply regretted that B.
B. Conklin, who was to. have ad-
dressed the gathering on "Citizen-
ship," was unable to 'be present.
A business meeting followed the
program, during which Mrs. Joe
Mira, Mrs. Coleen Owens and Mrs.
J. B. Gloeckler were presented:
with gifts on behalf of the P.-T. A.
in appreciation of their efforts in
making the recent Hallowe'en car-
nival the 'success it was.
The' next meeting of the organi-
zation will -be held December 17 at
the school auditorium.
George Allen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Alldn of Louisville, Ga.,
and Miss :Frances Hall, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hall of Wad-
ley, Ga., were married, Sunday
evening at Wewahitchka, the cere-
mony being performed by the Rev.
J. A. Nichols, Baptist pastor. The
young couple were accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jones.
iMr. and Mrs. Allen will make
their home in' DeFuniak Springs.
where Mr. Allen has taken a posi-
tion as projectionist at the De-
Funiak theater. Both had been -em-
ployed here at the Port theater.
John Finney and Mrs. Burlene
McClung were united in marriage
Sunday evening at the home of the
Rev. J. A. Nichols, pastor of the
Wewahitchka Baptist church.
Mr. Finney is an employee of the
Southeastern Pipeline company
and Mrs. Finney, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Hamrick of Monte-
callo. is an operator at the Prin-
cess Beauty Shoppe.
MRS. DRAKE HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB
The 7. A. M. club met Monday
evening at the home of .Mrs. H.
A. Drake. After the usual hour ot
sewing and chatting, th.e hostess
served refreshments to Mrs. Eula
Pridgeon, Miss Myrtice Coody,
Mrs. Ned Gainous, Mrs. FlorazeTl
Connell, Mrs. Laneta Davis, Mrs.
Ruby Pridigeon. Mrs. Lola Costin
and Mrs,. Gladys Boyer.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M.. Schneider
and Miss Mimi Schneider spent
Thanksgiving Day in Tallahassee
with Miss Bernice Schneider, who
"s attending F. S. C. VW.
M's. L. M. Conwdv or Black Moun-
tain, N. C., visited several days
*his week with Mrs. George Mc-
George Ford of Roanoke, Va.,
visited last Friday, with Mr. and
Mrs..W. W. Barrier.
-Trade at-home-your.-local- mer-
chants.have just what you want.
EASTERN STAR TO HOLD
Gulf Chapter .191, Order of. East-
ern Star, will hold memorial serv-
ices next Sunday afternoon, No-
vember 2,9, at 3 o'clock in the Ma-,
All members are, urged to be
present, and the public is cordially.
invited to attend.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
A MARTIN THEATRE
BEN RIVERS, Manager
Opens Daily 2:45, Continuously
Saturday 1:00 Sunday 1:00
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
"Junior G-Men of
-- HIT NO. 2
The Year's Most jBaffling
With MARY HOWARD, DONALD
WOODS and FRANK CRAVEN
November 29 and 30
S, GE WASHINGTON
| SLEPT HERE"
"All This and Rabbit Stew"
TUESDAY, -DECEMBER 1
"Perils of Nyoka"
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
SL '11 IIII III I IP:""E:I"'~~' "
f.RlDA'Y,'N-6,VEMtBR 2,' 19'42
Tkl~i-AR-, PO'RT ST.-JOdPi,' 'UL" COUNTYi, FLORIDA'
"MARCH OF AMERICA"
"WONDERS OF THE SEA"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
DECEMBER 3 and 4
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PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1942
Idle Tires to Railway Express FIRST LADY URGES
The Railway Express Agency is WOMEN TO WORK
the agency designated by the gov-
ernment to collect all over five! (Continued from Page 1)
tires possessed by any motorist.' of international gangsters has been
They will be sold to the Defense cleaned up, then we can talk about
Supplies corporation, whether it is or is not "ladylike."
in this connection, Mrs. Frank-
i lin D. Roosevelt who has just re-
TAv1I 1 ATS *. turned from a trip to England
u where she viewed the efforts be-
FOR 'RENT-Two-room and bath
cottage; unfurnished. Situated
'on Long Avenue. If interested
phone 95. It
FOR SALE Florence fuel oil
heater. Used less than 2 months.
435 cash. Call or write, Box 17,
,care The Star. 11-20 3t
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddle Beverly
in the colored quarters. 11-13
ing put forth by the English wo-
men, has this to say:
"While England's role of wortK
or fight for everyone is not y.et
necessary here, I do believe that
people should realize that shore-
ening the war depends a great'deal
on what we are willing to do.
"There 'is no doubt in my mind
that the length of the war depends
on what the United States does..
If women were willing to do more
than what seems necessary, man-
power could be released for essen-
tial jobs, both of a military and
We take this opportunity to think each and
every one of you for your patronage in
the past, and owing to the extra work
attached to credit sales of gasoline after
nationwide rationing," we beg to announce
that all deliveries of gasoline, beginning
.December 1, 1942, will be CASH.
J. LAMAR MILLER'S STANDARD SERVICE
J. H. GREER, Mgr.
ST. JOE MOTOR CO.
W. 0. ANDERSON
SUNNY STATE SERVICE
W. C. ROCHE
TEXACO Service Station
H. B. BLACKMAN, Mgr.
GULF SERVICE STATION
M. G. LEWIS GARAGE
M. G. LEWIS
PURE OIL COMPANY
Tags Will Go On
Sale December 1
Small Sticker for Rear Window
Will Also Be Furnished; Tax
Collector; Now Has Tags
Florida's miniature 1943 automo-
bile license tags and their accom-
panying rear window stickers
adopted to save about 100 tons of
metal for war. industries, will go
on sale next. Tuesday, December
1, and' Uncle Edd Pridgeon, Gulf
county tax collector now has the
"minnies" at his' office.
Streamlined for war economy,
the tags are a far cry from what
motorists, have been accustomed
to receiving for their money,. The
metal tabs measure 11/2 inches
deep and 2t2 inches wide-just
enough metal to cover the "42" on
the current lags-and the number
"43" is yellow on a blue bacit-
ground. Also stamped on it is the
.license number of the tag to which
it will be attached, as every car
will have the same number it now
,The sticlKer is round, about
three inches in diameter and is to
be placed on the rear window or
the car. It bears the state seal
and, the name of the motor vehicle
commission in yellow on a red
'Those getting Florida license
plates for the first time will re-
ceive 1942 tags along with the
1943 cover' tab and the sticker.
SOME DOPE ON RATIONING
(Continued from Page 1)
of -children under 15, 'and one
stamp must be left in 'book for
each pound more than one held
by all consumers on November
Apparently we don't have to
worry about fuel oil here, as -the
"Digest" says that the rationing
of fuel oil does not apply "west
of Apalachicola river."
When getting gasoline -on your
ration books the "Digest" states,
that "Holders of A, B, C, D, S-1
I *,' Syndicated Content '
Available from Commercial News Providers"
and S-2 books must write 'in ink
on the back of each coupon his
auto license number and 'Fla.-
for Florida; regulations differ
for fleet and E and R booK
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You Can Still .
Up to $200
ON EASY LOANS
- See Us For Estimate
We Do Millwork and Build Boats
St. Joe Lumber Co.
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Perry Visits On Furlough
Corporal Fred Perry, who is sta-
tioned at Fort Knox, Ky., is spend-
ing a six-day furlough here visit-
WI ALKA- SELTZER offers
ffast relief for Headache,
Simple Neuralgia, "Morn-
ing After", Cold Distress,
S t Muscular Pains and
.V.. M c Aeid Indigestion.
1iC u I JD-" cAsk your Druggist-
pWIr.d 30 Cents and 60 Cents
Dr. Miles .Nerine for
Sleeplessness, NeWr- h Yo
vons Irritabiitty, n iml
aExcitability nA reu i
Nervous Head- I d l/ lM
ache. Read direc- \lVl'fyUS/
tions and use only .
Vitamins A and D and B-
Complex by taking ONE-
A-DAY (brand) Vitamin
S Tablets. Economi-
cal. convenient. At
^il^B your drug stoe-
Look for the big 1 on box.
P NUT BUTTER
ORANGES, Doz- ....
Delicious 35C' No. 2 Can
APPLES, Doz. ...... TURNIP GREENS, 3 for25
Florida 15 Rialto All Green 101/2 oz. 20
GRAPEFRUIT 3 for ASPARAGUS TIPS ...... 2
String A & P
BEANS, 2 lbs. ........- APPLESAUCE No.2 can 11
U. S. No. 1 91 2 cans Ocean Spray 29
POTATOES, 10 lbs. 31 CRANBERRY SAUCE.... .
Large Bunches '23
CARROTS, 2 for ...
SQUASH, lb ...-----
1 Pound Carton
TOMATOES .......... 19
A & P Whole String
BEANS, No. 2 Can .........
SMALL PEAS, No. 2 can 18
OKRA, No. 2 can, 2 for.. -2.
A & P Small Whole 16
BEETS, No. 2 Can .......... 1
No. 2 Can Sultana
TOMATOES, 2 for ........ 231
Juicy 30 Gulf's Bes Okra and Tomato 15
LEMONS, Doz. .. PUREE, No. 2 Can ........
Key z. 10 Reliable N 9
LIMES, Doz. .......... WAX BEANS, No. 2 Can 1
Idaho Baking 2
POTATOES, 5 lbs...
CAKES, 3 for
MARVEL ENRICHED BREAD-1V2 lb. loaf ......----- lc
A&P RAISIN BREAD-1 lb. loaf 11e
Choosey Chocolate Covered CHERRIES-1 lb. box 28c
A-PENN MOTOR OIL-2 gal. can $1.49
White House EVAPORATED MILK-6 Tall cans.. 49c
Crispo Ginger 11 Ann Page
SNAPS, 11 oz. ........ WAX PAPER, 125 ft. 17i
Burry's. Charm House Queen Anne Cleansing- 19
COOKIES, 13 oz..... TISSUES, 500 for ..........
S33 Sultana Furniture l
oz. 330 POLISH, 6 oz. -..-.........- U
z.. 0 French's 15
oz.. BIRD SEED, 10 oz. png. 15
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a e -
m a -
Ann Page 45 White Sail 1
VINEGAR, 1 gol..... SAL SODA, 2/2 lb., 2 for 10
Harris 6!/2 Oz. 8 Ounce Can 15
CRAB MEAT, ........ B O R A X O ........1....
A & P FOOD STORE
Owned and Operated By the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Reid Ave. and Third St.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
A&PKIN No. 22 Can
]PUMPKIN, No. 2/2 Can..
F'R~l ~ I
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,