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VOLUME VI PORt ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1942 NUMBER 11
City Is Hopeful
Christmas Spirit to Be Same De-'
spite Many Wartime
Despite the many wartime .re..
strictions and the fact 'that many
family circles will not be filled,
the people of Port St. Joe arc
hopeful of observing a Merry
Christmas, although not one of
"peace on earth and good, will to-
ward men" this year.
Family circles will be incom-
plete this Christmas, in many ifl-
stances for the first time in years,
not only because sons, fathers and
brothers are on the widle-flung
battlefields' of the world, offering
their lives so 'that we at home
may again observe Christmas as
of "peace on earth and good will
toward men," but also because
many.;iere on the home front will
bp unable to join their families
for the holiday season.
Wartime restriction of gasoline
and rubber, and overloaded trans-
,portation facilities will make it
impossible- for many' to return
to their families from their jobs
away from home, but they will be
with their loved ones in spirit, if
not in person.- I
SThe war also has done away
with the many. b bightiy-lighte.d out-
'dio.pr trees that blossom at this
time of year, ad Well as" the
gaily-lighted store fronts and win-
However, indoor trees are' per-
missible and our stores are gaily
decorated and brightly lit inside,
adding materially to the Yule
Without Bail In
At Preliminary Hearing Held Wed-
nesday Morning Before
A. S. Chestnut, operator of the
Splendid Cafe in this city, held in
the county jail at Wewahitchka
since Wednesday of last week in
connection with the fatal shooting
of Roy Harrell in Chestnut's room
in the Costin building on Monu-
ment avenue, was given a prelimi-
nary hearing Wednesday morning
before Judge J. E. Pridgeon at the
court house in Wewahitchka and
was bound over, without bail, to
action of the grand jury, which
will convene in February.
Last week Chestnut's initials
were given as "J. R."' when in re-
ality they are A. S. This correc-
-tion is made for the benefit of J.
R. 'Chestnut, who is no relation and
is in no way involved in the af-
The editor of The. Star is in re-
ceipt of 20 pounds of the finest
and largest pecans he has seen in
many years. They came from C. G.
Rish of Wewahitchka, and we ex-
tend our thanks to. Mr. Rish for
the nuts. Our wife has laid out an
astoundingly large pecan loaf cake
on the strength of them.
We arei also indebted to Mr. and
hMrs. Griffin of the Griffin Gro-
cery for a bag of fancy pecans.
Again we say 'thanks. -
GENOA PIER HEAVILY DAMAGED BY R.A.F.
A, 3 a
GENOA, ITALY-One of a series of reconnaissance photo.,Pade over
Genoa after the series of heavy bombing attacks on this important
Italian seaport; 'This picture shows the warehouses and sheds cover-'
ing an area of 2% acres on the Mole (pier) Vecchio almost completely;
destroyed by fire. The R.A. F. estimate damage by their bombs and
resultant fires have levelled roughly 77 acres in the dock 4reas and
business sectionofthe town. Note many barges at lower left.
Speeders Are to Be
Picked Up By Cops
Driving Over 35 Per Is Now Fed-
eral Offense and Calls for Revo-
cation of Gasoline Books
A lot of people around Port St.
Joe don't realize that the ration-
ing of gasoline is strictly for the
purpose of saving tires, not be-
cause weo!Ihave':' shortage of gos-
oline here, and they.stlll -go fly-
ing down 'the highways at 50 a nd
60 miles an hour. ,
Motorists driving their cars at
more than 35 miles per hour are
subject to arrest, and state patrol-
men are required to give special
federal tickets to violators of the
speed regulation-and two tickets
mean that no gasoline may be is-
sued to the violator for the dui-
ation of the war.
No appeal is possible from this
regulation, and local rationing
board, members must either deny
gasoline to offenders or go to a
federal penitentiary. The mem-
bers of the rationing board, who
serve without pay as a .contribu-
tion to the war effort, have no
other choice in the matter.
So a number of our local motor-
ists should wake ui to the fact
that speeding, which means ex-
cess wear on tires. is now a fed-
eral and not merely a local law
(Continued on Page 6)
Program Presented Brings Many
Laughs and Rib-Tickling
The Ladies' Night program held
by the Kiwanis club Thursday eve-
ning of last week -was, conceded
to have been the best yet given
by the club, and was replete with
laughs -and -good' ciea'n V nteLetaiu-
The program began at the -con-
clusion of a delicious chicken din-
ner served by the new manage-
ment of the Port Inn. First was a
modernized version of bingo, the
prize-winner being Miss Erline Me-
Clellan, pianist for the club. This
was followed by a demonstration
of mystical powers by Sidi al
Sinkyu, sand reader, in the per-
son of Alex Young, who answered
written questions presented him by
those: present. A word game was
enjoyed with prize going to Mrs.
John Blount, and readings from
"Panodra" boxes, distributed' by
Terry Hinote and Virginia Owens,
preceded the highlight of the pro-
. This feature, opened by the se-
lection of the five handsomest
men present by C. H. McKnight,
brought the house down with
laughter. The five "victims" were
(Contipued on Page 6)
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To Be Held at Port
To Observe Three
For Smaller Tots Day Xmas Closing
Sponsored By Kiwanis, Rotary and Householders Urged to Stock Up
Pilot Clubs In Conjunction For Period From Friday
All children in Port St. Joe and
vicinity from fourth grade age on At the request of a group of
down to the tiniest toddlers are local merchants the editor of The
extended an invitation to be, pres- Star has contacted practically all
ent at a big free Christmas party business houses In Port St. Joe in
at the Port theater next Friday, regard to closing from midnight
(Christmas Day) which is being Christmas eve until Monday morn-
sponsored by the Kiwanis, Rotary ing, and every, concern contacted
and Pilot clubs in conjunction has agreed enthusiastically to the
with the theater. proposal.
The affair will being at 11 a. m. 1 So householders are urged to
and Santa Claus will be on hand stock up on necessities needed to
in person to pass out from the carry them over the three-day pe-
tree on the stage well-filled, stock- (riod.
ings to all the kiddies- present. In The editor was -not' able to see
addition to the tree and presents all firms in the city on such short
there will be. a number of short
subjects shown on the screen.
This is open to every child in
the age limits specified, and Man-
ager Ben Rivers of the theater an-
ticipastes at least 400 to be on deck
for the festivities.
LOCAL WOMAN MEMBER
OF FAMED AIR SQUAD
Master Sergeant Dayton R. Sulf-
ridge, brother-in-law of Mrs. R. W.
Smith of this city, is one of the
"one out of three" left alive to-
day o( ,the, .famous l th Bombard-
ment Group which is wf~ttnt 'Up.
in the December 7 issue of Time
Magazine under the Army and
Navy heading (pp. 64- 6'5).
When last herd from, Sergeant
jSulfridge was in Australia. He
I left Hickam Field, T. H., for Clark
Field, P. I., in September, 1941,
and was among those who flew to
Java after the surprise attack on
His wife, who came to Port St.
Joe after her evacuation from
Hawaii, has heard through a re-
turning soldier that her husband,
the crew chief of one of the big.
bombers, fired every gun of his
plane in an effort to hold off a
Jap attack and that for a short
time he was successful, at least
insofar as possible. By a miracle
he escaped with his life.
Mrs. Sulfridge, with her three
small children, now lives in Tal-
lahassee, and, she hopes that her
war-weary husband may soon be
back for a rest.
Oolin Kelly, one of .the first
heroes of the war, was a -member
of this group.
JAMES 1. TAYLOR DIES
HERE OF PNEUMONIA
James I. Taylor, resident of this
city for the past five years and
an employee of -the St. Joe Paper
company, passed away at his home
here Tuesday morning from pneu-
The body was taken to Lock-
hart, S. C.. for interment.
Deceased is survived by his
widow and one son, James.
To Get Basic Training In Maryland
Jimmy Morton, son of Mrs.
Patty Lovett, who recently en-
listedt in the Coast Guard, is now
at Curtis Bay, Md., where he will
receive his basic training.
Transferred to North Africa
.Miss Myrtice Coody has received
word from her brother. Staff Ser-
geant Bill Coody, that he has been
transferred to North Africa.
notice, but with the majority of
firms closing, we feel sure that
those who were not contacted- will
fall into line. Those agreeing to
Gulf Hardware and Supply Co.,
Chavers-Fowh'and Furniture Co.,
Zim's Men's Wear, McCoy's Gro-
cery and Groceteria, Miles Five
and Ten-Cent Store, Schneider's
Department Store, St. Joe Furni-
ture Co., Wilks Jewelry Co., Bar-
rier's Five and Ten-Cent Store,
Cooper's Barber Shop, The Leader
Shoe Shop, Costin"'s Department
Store, Quality Grocery & Market,
St. Joe Hardware Co. A & P Store,,
Griffin Grocery. and Market, Dafl
ley Furniture'Co, andc Thetar.'
We learn from- the Panama City
paper that similar action is to be'
taken there, and an article in yes-
terday's Daily Democrat states
that the stores in Tallahassee are
being contacted on the -three-day
The majority of merchants here
are planning to keep open until
about midnight Christmas eve to
allow late shoppers to make last-
Paper Pokes Fun
At This Section
Writer Discovers There are Sev-
eral Points of Interest In
Vicinity of Camp
Nathan Kaplan, a staff writer on
thee "Cycloner," official publica-
tion of the 38th Division which is
based at Camp Carrabelle, pokes
good-natured fun at Tallahassee
and the surrounding area in an ar-
ticle recently. Kaplan says:
"In spite of a nearly unshaken
first-hand impression that Carra-
belle is next to nothing, a scouting
mission reports there are points of
interest in the vicinity, if you care
to reach' them.
"Possibly the outstanding point
of interest, according to the cham-
ber of commerce, is Wakulla
Springs, some 16 miles this side'
of Tallahassee. Wakulla Springs
is said to be the deepest natural
spring in the world, which is fine
'if you like deep springs. There is
la hotel with beds and a dining
room with food, and you might
even get into the movies if Grant-
land Rice. 20th Century-Fox and
Metor-Goldwyn-Mayer ,are b a c k
shooting some more of Wakulla's
lovely bathing beauties (it says in
(Continued on Page 6)
Personnel of Port St. Joe A. W. S. Observation Post
Gale Traxler Jr.. James" Traweek
6---SA.M. S. L. Barke C. H. McKnight M. P1. Tomlinson Edward Bartee Tom Kelley Horace Soule
8-10A.M. Tom Morrison Mrs. B. E. Kenney Mrs. Drew Mason 0. 1). Langston Mrs. R. W. Smith
Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. L. Snowden
Mr. and Mrs.
H. I. Woodin
Mrs. Gus (reech
Mrs. IH. C. Spence
Mrs. R. Schism
Mrs. W. S. Smith
Mrs. W. M. Howell
J. D. Teal
Mrs. J. L. Temple
Mrs. D. C. Smith
Mrs. Patty Lovett
Mrs. Tom Coldewey J. 0. Baggett
Mrs. L. Gainous Mrs. Jack Frost
Mrs. P. F. Farmer
W. A. Childs
Mrs. J. Grimsley
Mrs. Agnes Minus
Mrs. Larry Evans
Mrs. M. Fleishel
J T. Simpson
W. M. Ebersole
Mrs. R. D: Prows
P. B. Fairley Jr.
W. H. Wellington
Mr. and Mrs.
Another Name for 'Em
A pole-sitter in India iss paid to
have occupied, the same post 45
years. We call them bureaucrats'
Tokyo is approximately 2000
miles closer to San Francisco than
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
To state that you may not tie
able to sell ramie fiber profitably
in the next 12' months, and there
to assert that you can now raise
ramie profitably, sounds like a
conundrum. But there are profits
to be made in ramie growing in
a addition to 'the profit from the
For example, after my Philippine
friend visited me, I put in some
ramie roots. I gave them special
treatment--trace chemicals, vita
min B-l, etc. In 10 months they
yielded me increased value of ap-
proximately 50 to 1-about five
times 'the increase of ramie root
crops in Texas and other southern
Even without any special treat-
ment, they will yield about 10 to
Four facts are now certain:
There is a great war demand, for
ramie. The post-war demand will
increase. Florida is the place for
ramie growing. Ramie ,root crops
can be grown profitably now.
Certainly, keep your feet on -the
ground; but lift your eyes above
the horizon -for the man wno
keeps his eyes on his feet soon
has nothing 'to sell but old shoes.
A & P EMPLOYES TO GET
,-,. ADDED COMPENSATION
Addition' compensation totaling
$1,400,000 will be distributed to
employes of the Great Atlantic &
Pacific Tea company before Christ.
mas, it was announced yesterday
from New. York by John A. Hart-
All A & P employes throughout
the country with six months or
more service will participate in
the cash distribution. The com-
pany's employes were voted simi-
lar compensation last year.
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You Can Still .
Your 'Home Q900
Up to tv$
ON EASY LOANS
- See Us For Estimate -
We Do Millwork and Build Boats
St. Joe Lumber Co.
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BY THE A8 00
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....2-5c
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
Andy Gump says-
"OH, MIN! 're going to buy
more- War Bonds. Like everyone
else we're going to 'top that 10%
by New Year's'."
The oyster catcher has a long
beak so constructed that it can
easily remove an oyster or clam
from its shell.
W HEN Functional Nervous
Disturbances such as Sleep-
lessness, Crankiness, Excitability,
Restlessness or Nervous Headache
interfere with your work or spoil
your good times, take
Dr. Miles Nervine
(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets)'
Nervous Tension can make you
Wakeful, Jittery, Irritable. Ner-
vous Tension can cause Nervous
Headache and Nervous Indiges-
tion. In times like these, we are
more likely than usual to become
overwrought and nervous and to
wish for a good sedative. Dr.
Miles Nervine is a good sedative
-mild but effective.
If you do not use Dr. Miles
Nervine you can't know what it
will do for you. It comes in
Liquid and Effervescent Tablet
form, both equally soothing to
tense and over-wrought nerves.
WHY DON'T YOU TRY IT ?.
Get it at your drug store,
Effervescent tablets 350. and 750,
i Liquid 250 and $1.00. Read direc-
1 ti d landu dic tzizy aq UarAU.d
PHONEs 101tino ana use on y as ctirecte .cu
PHONE 101 Costin Building
Like a Letter
From Home .
The Star, mailed each week to men in the armed
services, has been described that way by-some of
"our boys." As a contribution to morale,
The Star has fixed a special reduced subscription
rate of $1.00 a year to men in the Army, Navy
and Marine Corps, wherever they are stationed.
This special rate is made in the face of rapidly
advancing production costs, which may force the
withdrawal of this offer later. Friends
and relatives of service men, desiring to take ad-
vantage of 'this "military" rate, should act now.
KEEP 'EM WRITING!
A Gift He'll Appreciate .
Military Stationery with his name imprinted,
together with the insignia of the branch of
service with which he is serving Marines,
Army, Navy, Coast Guard or the Air Corps.
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
We have a nice assort-
ment in stock in a num-
ber of beautiful finishes
BUY WAR BONDS
(.7- : P.INUM FINISH 5-PIECE ALL-METAL
Here's one of our most popular sets, designed for use in your
breakfast nook or small modern dining room. Table has the
popular U-type legs..
CEILING PRICE $59.50!
GIFT PRICF 4I 5
Should Sell for $34.95. "). up|
PRICED AT ....... ........
A big, roomy chair that the man of the
house will claim for his very own! Made
with balloon cushion. Restful form-fitting
back. Choice of long-wearing tapestry.
FULL LENGTH MIRROR
4 IFFOD HR WO
An attractive, practical, use-
ful home gift, in walnut fin-
ish. A beautiful piece of
furniture for any, home. And
the price is surprisingly low.
CHARGE IT! PAY NEXT YEAR!
Soft, warm, fluffy blankets you'll love to snuggle
neathh on these cold winter nights. Buy
ior yourself for gifts, too!
Brighten your bedroom with
one of these smart chairs. You
have a choice of patterns
$6.95 sy Terms
We have only 12 more in stock
and they are going at
Our store is overflowing with gifts of
every description! Gift ideas for every
name on your list! Be wise. Remember
that home gifts are tops this season!
THESE PRICES LESS 10
PER CENT FOR CASH !
FRfDAY, DrECEMSER 18, 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIOAA
Danileyv. Furniture Co.
PORT ST. JOE
PAEPU H TR OTST OGL ONY LRIAFIADCME 8 194
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
En-tered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937,j 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
--. Telephone 51 4j-
The spoken word is given scant attention.
the printed word is thoughtfully waighe. ,
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly corvinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WHAT HAS MRS. PETROV GOT THAT
YOU HAVEN'T GOT?
A lot of us have never heard of Mrs. Pet-
rov, citizen of the Soviet Union, but all of
should know her-and a million more Russian
women like her.
When the Nazi panzer divisions approached
the small Petrov farm in the Ukraine, she
knew what to do.
The wheat, so near to harvest time, went
up in flames. The potatoes, stored in the cel-
lar, were soaked with kerosene. The jars of
fruits and preserves were smashed, and the
cow, which had given her children so many
quarts of precious milk, was shot.
After piling her two young children, a few
blankets and some food 'on the farm cart,
Mrs. Petrov-'did one more thing. She went
back to the house where she and her hus-
band had been so happy where they
had worked so hard to make a home for their
family-and applied the torch.
Now, everybody in this country knows
that Americans are as patriotic-as capable
of .sacrifice as -grimly determined to beat
Hitler :asaref the Russians or anybody else
on earth. -
But-by the lord Harry-do we have to
wait till a Nazi tank comes rolling up Monu-
ment avenue before we prove it ?
We aren't being asked to burn our homes
and destroy everything we own. Please God,
we never will be.
But we ARE being asked to join the Pay-
,roll Savings. Plan and put at least 10 per cent
of our earnings into War Bonds. We're being
asked not TOLD to loan money not
GIVE it! And to loan this money at a good
rate of interest and for good reasons! We're
being asked 'to buy War Bonds to help win
the war-to provide a nest-egg for our own
future-to provide peacetime jobs and peace-
time goods and a; generally decent world that
the fellows who are doing the fighting-oui
sons and husbands-can come back to.
That's OUR job. And it's a job that won't
be done until every mother's son of us is buy-
ing bonds until it hurts.
There are, right now in Port St. Joe, still
people who ought to be buying War Bonds,
through the Payroll Savings Plan or other.-
wise-and aren't. And a lot of people in Port
St. Joe are. setting aside MORE than their
10 per cent-whether they can afford it or
Let's change that situation-quick. If you
aren't in the Payroll Savings Plan-sign up
tomorrow. If you're already in, but haven't
yet hit 10 per cent-raise, your sights. And
if you .can put in more-do it. It's to your
advantage-it's providing for YOUR future.
What's Mrs. Petrov got that' we haven't?
Nothing! Let's prove it!
WORD FROM OVER' THERE
The army says lots of soldiers forget to fill
out "safe arrival" cards in the rush of being
sent overseas. When this happens, the folks
back home may not hear from them for sev-
eral months which doesn't mean that any-
thing has happened to the soldier. In fact,
no news is good news just now.
WHY NO CHRISTMAS ADVERTISING
Present indications point to the fact that
production of civilian goods in 1943 will be
slashed to the bottom. Only essential items
will be manufactured in all lines of civilian
goods, including clothing, shoes, hardware,
furniture, drugs and cosmetics. When present
stocks of luxury goods are exhausted, no
more will appear on the shelves. Plenty ol
working clothes will be manufactured, but
no frills or finery.
That is the reason why there is none of the
usual Christmas advertising in The Star this
Yuletide. The editor could have gone to thel
h(,al merchants and sold them the usual
Christmas ads, and they would have taken
them because they have always taken them
in the past. But he didn't because he feels
that the average merchant wants and intends
to stay in business during this war period-
if he sells all his goods,, his shelves will )e
bare and he won't be .able to stock up on
the majority, of items, thereby being com-
pelled to close his doors. If the merchant
goes out of business, The Star loses a valued
customer-if too many merchants are com-
pelled to go out of business, The Star will
also go out of business. Q.E.D.-'Keep the
merchants in business and The Star continues
Purely personal? Yes, and no.. The pub-
lisher of The Star naturally wants to remain
in business, but he also feels, and rightly so,
that The Star is doing much more for the city
of Port St. Joe than it receives in return, for
a town without a newspaper is a dead place,
We haven't yet begun to feel the pinch of
war, we in Port St. Joe, but next year, and
tlhe year after, and probably the year after
that, will open our eyes.
LET'S BE OUR AGE
Only a very small child could be so fatuous
as to suppose he could eat his cake and have
his cake, too. We're supposed to get over
such infant illusions wheii he grow up. We're
supposed to. Do we all?
Well, here we are all set to win the war.
The worst thing that could happen to us
would be to fall into the clutches of the to-
talitarians as have miserable France, Polanod,
Norway and the rest. No, we'd die first. But
would, we give up our free-wheeling first?
Some of the comments heard as gas ration-
ing, a vital measure for the winning of the
war, takes hold, cause doubt.
"The greatest mistake the president ever
made, this gas rationing;" says a nice old gen-
telman, 60 years beyond the boy with the
dwindling cake. A mistake if it helps win the
war? The war be hanged if it costs me. my
auto ride? He didn't mean that. He meant
only that he wanted to eat his cake and have
it," too-to win the war and keep what win-
ning costs. It can be done only in the very
"A man works 48 hours in 'the factory thru
the' week. What a shame not to let him go
visiting when Sunday comes!" A filling sta-
tion attendant lets go this. Yes, 'tis a shame
indeed. A greater shame it is that his brother
or son must fight 80 hours a week to save the
skins of such as us. Yet it must be done. The
soldier at the front can't win the war and live
in ease and peace
"For the duration" we have got to be oui
age. Let the children cry with Simple Simon
for pie without a penny, for cake to 'eat and
at the same time have. Gas rationing asks
us to be grownups for awhile. When gas r---
tioning and other deprivations have won tihe
war, it will be all right, if we feel that way,
to go back to (c-ying because we can't eat
ou,- pie and keep our pemny--cannot cat ou:
cake and hive it, i!-o. Fo)r the dur;'tion, let's
'le o "r a .-'."---At.lnta journal. [
Our women used to congregate at sewing
circles and beauty parlors. Husbands call up
the paper mill now.
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
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4we 0 -
- 0- gp'-.mshImI'J
ey GEORGE S. BENSON
Noble American wives are willing
to see their husbands drafted to fight
Japs for freedom, bayonet to bayo-
net, in fever-infested jungles. But
what wife is willing to chance her
husband's life so some other able-
bodied man can grab a government
job that's useless and fat? Not one!
. Married men will be called to
arms by 'hundreds in the next two
months, by thousands if a new le-
gion of draft-age men are added to
government bureaus. It will surely
happen, too, unless the American
people do something about it.
Look at these facts: General
Lewis B. Hershey, director of se-
lective service (no less) said. recent-
ly that 100,000 married men were
needed to fill November's draft quo-
ta. It is estimated also that delay
in passing the teen-age draft law
would bring 200,000 more 'married
men into the service in December.
Already there are 2,700,000 civilians
on Uncle Sam's pay-roll, and new
bureaus are being organized con-
tinually, making thousands of Wash-
ington jobs foi men of draft age.
How Bureaus Grow
One example will be ;enough to
show how government bureaus mul-
tiply. Early in 1942 a manufacturer
with a war contract got caught pay-
ing his secretary $30,000 a year. The
nation was outraged, and an indig-
nant congress devised a remedy in
haste. It authorized the Army, Navy
and Maritime Commission each to
set up a bureau to correct such
abuses. Powers delegated to these
bureaus are many and monstrous;
like Frankenstein, only triplets.
These bureaus can make their
own rules and enforce them arbi-
trarily. They can change the terms
of contracts already made. They
can allow one company more profit
than another, both doing the same
work. They can not speed the war
effort. Already they have each a
central board and are busy setting
up branches in various cities, out-
fitted with lawyers, auditors and
technical advisors a plenty.
Costly in Man-Power
The purpose of all this organiza-
tion is called "renegotiation," mean-
ing to figure all war contracts over
again and change them if they show
too much profit for anybody. It is
going to take a lot of help. The
Navy had only 1,000 men at such
work on July 1, 1941; a year later
4,000 and the Navy has only 10 per
cant of the estimated three million
contracts to be renegotiated.
You might ask: "Don't you be-
lieve in eliminating excessive profits
from war contracts?" I most cer-
tainly do! I want every dollar of
boodle wrung out of them in a way
that will not consume the energies
of thousands of menwho might bet-
ter be doing something to h-elp winf
the war. President Roosevelt, in
his famous September 7th address,
told us how. He said "Recapture ,
through taxation all war profits not,
necessary to maintain sufficient war
production." And the President's
plan will work.
Excessive Profits Rare
It is a known fact that the Excess
Profits Tax already in force drains
90 per cent of excessive profits out
of war contracts. But these new,
boards pay no attention to that.
They re-figure all contracts. Here
is a fair example: If a farmer had
turned 90 acres of a 100-acre tract
with a gang-plow and found ten'
acres of odd patches unbroken, he
might resort to smaller tools, but.
he would not hire men to spade the
whole 100 acres.
The President's plan to recapture
excessive war profits would not
squander man-power because it
would utilize the Bureau of Internal
Revenue instead of organizing three
'new bureaus, one each in the Army,
the Navy and the Maritime Commis-
sion. Congressman Wesley E. Dis-
ney, who long has been a leader in
seeking to eliminate waste in gov-
ernment, recently tried to amend the
law to conserve man-power, but with
little visible success.
The Disney Plan
The Disney amendment provided
that whenever a firm, working on
government contracts, showed a
profit, after taxes, lower than 2 per
cent of the contract price, such con-
tracts could not be renegotiated. He
said this would get around 95 per
cent of the figuring, and here's why:
There is alr is already a 90 per cent Ex-
cess Profits Tax in force, and hardly
one firm in 20 can pay it and have
2 per cent profit left. For my part,
I believe it would have saved thou-
sands of men and millions of dollars.
But the boards were busy organiz-
ing when Mr. Disney's amendment
was offered; they fought it and
killed it. Now, while married men
take up arms and leave their wives
to run their farms, other men of
like age will be getting soft bureau-
cratic well paid jobs. Urging your
congressman to do something about
it can still help. The Disney amend-
ment would have helped greatly.
This article is being published in
about 1,000 county newspapers. It
is my sincere opinion that congress
pays more attention to readers of
rural papers than to any other
group. Congress recognizes that peo-
ple who live on farms and in small
towns are the sanest, most conserv-
ative and most dependable segment
of the nation. I appeal to rural
America to. make its voice heard to
The stingiest man we ever
heard of bought his bride a dime's
worth of peppermints and; took
her on a trolley-ride honeymoon.
When they got off the car he said,
"Honey, suppose we save the rest
of this candy -for the children."
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
JAPS' MIDGET SUBS
NOT 'SUICIDE' SHIPS S t .
Contrary to general belief, Jap-
anese midget submarines are not PHONE 51
"suicide" ships, according to Rear -
Admiral G. C. Muirhead-Gold, offi-
cer in charge of naval establish- SIXTY STUDENTS ARE
ments in Australia. ON HONOR ROLL
During a recent sale of souve- Sixt/, studZ:lts of the Port St.
nirs from the Jap submariens sunTk Joe schools made sufficiently high
in Sydney harbor, .the admiral ma1rk,; during the quarter jus:
said: "They would have been ended to make the honor roll, ac
much more deadly if less attention cording to Principal W. A. Big-
-had been given to means, of es- gart. They are:
cape for the crews. And! provisions First Grade Edward Ramsey.
in the vessels included seaweed, Siby Brinson, Edward Pridgeon,
dried squid, a variety of tinnea Jesse James Hardy, Wayne Gay,
food, a .bottle, of port and a bottle Emmett Alma Clayton, Verlin Nor-
of whiskey. Even so, -it would ris, Ellen Virginia Gainous, James
take more than that to get me into Thompson, Erma Jean McIntyre,
one of them." Billie Joe Richards.
---- -Second Grade-John Milstead,
Another Sugar Stamp Valid Marjorie Sap.p.
Sugar Stamp No. 10 has been Third Grade Laura Freeman
valid for the purchase of three Barbara Sue Boyles, Ernestine
pounds of sugar since Wednesday. Durant, Margaret Jones, Wilma
It will be good until January 31. Padgett Sara Mathews, Sybil Se.
___ gers, Janice Roberts, June Wit-
liams, Margaret Bounds, Thelma
Boys in South Carolina were Marshall, Virginia Ann Hancock,
fined for barking at a dog-catcher. shall, Virgiia Ann Hanco
What become of our boosted Fourth Grade-Ray Faulk, Ven-
freedom of speechnie Mae Gay, Thomas Newsome
Fifth Grade Bobbie Jean An-
FOR dcrson, Jan Wimberly.
I E U A Sixth Grade--Mioneva Arrant,
FI E INSU ANi Lannette Traxler, James- Chatham,
SEE Franklin Stevens, Joyce Sanford,
BUCK ALEXANDER Sara Celia Pilyau, William Ever-
PHONE 101 Costin Building ett McFarland. '...
.Seventh Grade--Margaret Minm
coy, Kathern Jones, hJrene Wilder,
D J. C. OE is Thursby. Dorothy Minus,
Peggy Hardy, Hazel Burnette.
E T lith Grade-Sara Jo Costin,
SD E N T ST Betty Sue McPhaul, Grace Waller,
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5 ams
Sunday By Appointment Wesley Ramsey. .
Costin Building Phone 88 Ninth Grade-Fay Morris, Jewel
~TeMullen, Ernest Smith, Betty
; ,, ....... .....- Waller.
T.enth drade--Margaret Harri
') r, -E 1 S S evens.
E' seventh Grade Carolyn Bag
Sgett, Dorothy Earnest, Onnie Le.
DR. C. 1. RElCHERTE I T-',rdy, Edna Lee Lewis.
STwelfth Grade-Thomas Smith.
REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST ,.
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
.Ritz Theatre Building First Floor 1 ME1IETHODIST CIRCLES
SPANAMA CITY, FLA ij ENJOY YULE PARTY
SOLING method leaves no "repaired
look". on your shoes.
foi All the Family!
We have one of the largest
stocks of gift articles in Port
St. Joe. Drop in and look 'em
over-you can find a gift for
everyone, from the baby to
We will mail one to five
cartons of CHESTERI- ELDt
Cigarettes to men in our
armed forces overseas-for
only 85c-postage paid and
with special wrapper.
ASK ABOUT OUR SERVICE
TO MEN IN CAMP IN
THE U. S. A.
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
-.'-mnbrs of the three circles ot
the Woman's Society for Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
were entertained with a Christmas
uarty Monday afternoon by the
young woman's circle at the home
of Mrs. Edwin Ramsey.
A number of interesting games
;were enjoyed and silver cups were
presented to Mrs. Roy Evans, Mrs.
T). B. Lay, Mrs. Folsom Maxwell.
Mrs. L. C. Rester and Mrs. Roy
Mrs. Brown of Panama City,
-one leader, who was guest of
onor at the party, was presented
ith a beautiful present, as was
Mrs. 0. D. Langston, spiritual lire
leader of circle three. A hand-
-1s"-."i"f shower was then g ve,!
|rrs. R. H. Re.ddick, who is learv-
At the conclusion of the pro-
gp;am delicious refreshments were
served to :thirty members and vis-
Born, Monday, December 14, to
Mr. and Mrs. Foyal Pitts, a daugh-
P -n, Wednesday, December 16,
'o Mr. an'd Mrs. W. 0. -Kennedy, a
Toe Sharit Jr., is home from the
-o'g.pia.Military Academy to spend
the Christmas holidays with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit.
MRS. W. S. SMITH, Editor
When Irene got home from the
airplane factory she was good
and tired. This was the hour,
after work and before dinner, that
she always looked forward to.
Her private name for it was "My
sissy hour." Into it, these days,
she packed all the lazy, luxurious
little things she loved-things that
used to take up a lot more than
an hour of her peace-time days.
She sat down at the little desk
in her room. You could tell quite
a lot about Irene from that desk.
The water-glass filled with the
small bouquet of flowers she
sometimes bought* on the way
home. The paper-weight of pink
marble. The thin, crackly blue
air-mail stationery. And the big,
graph of a
young man in a
S corporal's uni-
looking a man
t: 1 ,.v as Irene was
pretty. On the
blotter pad lay the telegram that
had come that morning just as she
was leaving for work. "
With those long, well-shaped fin-
gers she reached for a sheet of
paper. She nibbled the end of her
pen for a bit, and then she wrin-
kled up her nose at the picture
of the soldier and began to write,
"Dear Mr. Morgenthau", but the
corporal's name was Jackson and
she called him Pete. Her round
handwriting spread across .the
page. "My boy friend is with
the A.E.F. in Ireland. He has
cabled me fifty dollars with which
to buy a diamond ring. I've been
thinking it over and decided to
buy a War Bond to help Uncle
Sam instead. This may help to
bring my boy friend home soon-
er, and then he can help me se-
'.act my ring."'
Slowly she began to sign her
name. "Irene ---"
(Letter from an actual commu-
nication in the files of the Treas-
Let's all sacrifice as Irene has
done. Bring final victory closer
with the money you put into War
Bonds. Make certain your family
budget tops 10 percent by New
Year's. U. S. Treasury Department
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m. -Morning worship.
Sermon topic: "An Event of Uni-
7:00 p. m.-B. T. J.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship
sermon topic: "Seeing a Star."
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
.5 a. m.--''h'arch school.
l.' a. m.--Mo: :ing worship
The Woman's society meets
Monday at 3 p. m.,
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
official board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
iSr se* St 0 S *0S*
TO THE PORT THEATRE
***S*S* S*** >** ***S
PictUres for Your "MUST" List
'"Who Done It?" with Abbott
and Costello. December. 27-28.
:'Blondie for Victory." Decem-
Return engagement of "Jesse
James," plus "The Return of
S) Frank James." December 30.
Members of the M-ethodist Youth "Apache Trail." December 31.
Fellowship will gather at the "Seven Sweethearts." January 1.
home of Rev. and Mrs. 0. D. Lang- ---- --- .
ston this evening to enjoy a party. CANDLE-LIGHT SERVICE
I"r e' The Methodist Youth Fellow-
T. E. Castleberry of Fitzgerald, ship will be in charge of a Christ-
Ga., has returned to his home af- mas candle-light service at the
ter spending several days here as Methodist church Sunday evening
the guest of his daughter, Mrs. J. o'c o -';-. .Ln inviit!ti:r is ex-
Lamar Miller. .ended everyone to attend.
;4ae ii. .
METHODIST W. S. C. S. TO
HAVE BUT TWO CIRCLES
Due to the fact that many of
the younger women are, going to ';-".. ''EATRE
work or leaving the city. because 7 1 RIVERS, Manager
.heir husbands have been called
to the armed forces, the Woman a s O:ily 2:45, Continuously
Society for Christian Service oi S-turday 1:00 Sunday 1:00
'he Methodist Church at the las'
_eting decided to have but two
-ircles during the, coming year, to LAST TIMES TODAY!
)e named after missionaries sup
ported by the Alabama Woman'l .
;sciety. The circles, with mem- IS
*'ers are as follows: BRIAN DONLEVY
Susie Peach Foster Circle: Mr ROBERTPRESTON
Ralph Swatts, chairman; Mrs. F.
H. Brinson, co-chairman; Mrs. J.
T.' McNeill, secretary-,treasurer,
s. A. M. Jones Jr.. Mri. L. C SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
"-ster, Mrs. R. A. Costin, Mrs. S G H TS
T. Spears, Mrs. G. A. Patton, Mrs t G H I T S 2
B. H. Smith, Mrs. Joe Grimsley. -- Hit No. 1-
Mrs. J. L. Sharit, Mrs. Roy Gib-
son, Mrs. J. B. Traweek, Mrs. C: "w THE
Neidig, Mrs. W. H. Wellington. THREE
Mrs. James Marea, Mrs. Roy Gas- .
kin, Mrs. Roy Evans, Mrs. B. E. MESQUITEERI.
Rawls. Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs.
George Johnson, Mrs. Thomas Me. Chapter 7
Phaul, Mrs. J. H. Gould, Mrs. R.
F. Maxwell, Mrs. B. J- Hull, Mrs: "Junior G-Men of
?',iry V:"k Mauck Circle: Mrs. the Air'
r. L. Temple, chairman: Mrs -..
:'oyd Hunt, co-chairman: Mrs. HITNO. 2
....----- HIT NO. 2 ------
"twin u Ramsey, secretary- treas-
I,-er; Mrs. W. E. Boyd, Mrs. 0. "THE MAN IN
E. Branch, Mrs. R. V. Coburn,
Mrs. S. L. Croxton, Mrs. T. S. Gib THE TRUNK"
son. .Mrs. A. M. Jones, Mrs. M.
T. Lupton, Mrs. John Maddox, Mrs. w
C. W, Mathews, Mrs. T. H. Stone, SUNDAY MONDAY
Mrs. G. C. Adikins, Mrs. W. W. Bar-
rier, Mrs. L. H. Bartee, Mrs. B: December 20- 21,
H. Dickens, Mrs. Thomas Howard e f
Mrs. A. J. Owens, Mrs. George LAMARRL -
Suber, Mfrs. Jesse Redd, Mrs. L. Walter
L. Zimmerman, Mrs. C. H. John- PIWErn
son, ,,Mrs. D. B. -Lay, Mrs. W. 1 PJDEON'. "
Johnison, Mrs. H. R. Maige, Mrs.
R. H. Red.dick, Mrs. J. D. Teal. LATEST NEWS EVENTS'
*i Yyg!...,: Eaf Jilman sjd
KIWANIS CLUB SPONSORING
DANCE FOR MEN IN SERVICE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis club
"s sponsoring an invitational dance .. .
it the Centennial auditorium to-
night in honor of service men now l
in the city.
'The orchestra for the affair had
not been obtained yesterday, but
assurances are that it will be one CHAPTER 8
of the best. "Perils of Nyoka"
W/OMAN'S CLU3 SILVER "
TEA THIS AFTERNOON I
Everyone is urged to attend the WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23
zijver tea to b1 held this after.
noon at the Centennial building 1. m.V
by the Port St. Joe Woman's cluie a ALLAJ
The affair will begin at 3 o'clocl, p7'
Refreshments of sandwicheF I
cookies and- tea will be served'. A VjAN I
silver offering will be taken, the
money so 'raised, going to a wa. Also s o
relief fund. PETE SMITH SPECIALTY
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Kenney had. Plus: "MOTHiER GOOSE
as their week-end guests Mr. and ON THE LOOSE"
Mrs. Glenn Holly of Marianna. FM
Advertising doesn't cost-it p'av- THURSDAY, DEC. 24
"DEEP IN THE
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IF ANYBODY HAS- HEART of TEXAS"
Married with Johnny Mack Brown
Had a Fire
Sold a Farm
Been Your (uest
Started in Bu,'ines
Left You a Fortune
Bought .a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An A-rident
Had a Visit From the Stori'
TELL THE EDITOR
Pho-e 51-The S'-r
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
"Eyes in the Night"
-- Also --
EMIL COLEMAN andi His
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
COENE AUTRY in
'Call of the Canyon'
..FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1942
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
~Af~ l TH TR OTS.JE UFCUT, L~D RDY EEBR1,14
and the ladies, and after singing cola). It has. a 'USO club,,,oysters
I I one %MONO bmd &New
"Auld Lang Syne" all departed,
voting it the most enjoyable eve-
ning they had spent in a long
-- .k-... .
SPEEDERS ARE TO BE
PICKED UP BY COPS
(Continued from Page 4)
violation. State patrolmen are un-
der orders to prevent burning up
of rubber by high speed driving.
Under federal regulations, twd
tickets for speeding mean an a->
tomatic cancellation of gasoline
tounons;. when two federal tickets
.. sen L to the. local .rationing
board, gasoline coupons for the
c-ir involved must be cancelled. As
far as regulations received by
the Gulf county board indicates,
no one, except possibly President
PRosevelt, can. overrule the gas.u-
lin ban for anyone, given two
speeding tickets. *
__ j- __
A A dog should be treated as one"
of the family, says a canine au-
thority. Isn't that treating theur
a bit harsh?
and a population of 3000. You can
watch the population go by from
any place in town.",
Remove Tire Hazards
Every man, woman and child in
he nation has been asked to re-
move from the streets broken
glass, nails, loose rocks and the
'.. .hIich might cause tire de-
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Efcie Beverly
in the colored quarters. 11-13
-EGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds,
Mortgage Notcs, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promissory Notes, and
purchaser Agreements. We carry
i stock of: these blank forms at
',11 times. The Star, Phone 51.
cow -p --
momft 0 %eb Z 090 -m --
(Cont!nue1d from 'age 1)
taken to another room for prep-
aration and while they were gone
five other members, wearing pa-
per mache masks representing
President Roos:eyelt, Hitler, Mus-
solini, Stalin and Mahatma Gandi,
entered amid cheers, hisses and
boos and seated themselves at the
end cff the dining room. Then the
five handsome men-Rush Chism,
J. R. Smith, Sheriff Byrd Parker,
Robert Bellows and Postmaster H.
A. Drake-were ushered in dressed
in oversize baby. clothes and bibs,
seated on the laps of the! five dig-
nitaries and given baby bottles to
empty, the winner to be awarded
a handsome prize.
At the starting command all
went to work on their bottles, but
Baby Bellows was disqualified in
the marathon when he discarded
4n one gulp. Baby Smith thought
-e 'Qqld .get .betteractionl by'.lying
E' h 'or oi his back, but in
,'iLe of thi-, Baby Chism was the
vinner and wis awarded a hand-
.)me kiddies penny bank.
The enjoyable evening endec
n a song battle between the men
PAPER POKES FUN
AT THIS SECTION
(Continued From Page 1)
"WVakulla's publicity admits:.
'Under the warm midday sun the
'gators and huge snapping turtles
enjoy their nooi siesta on fallen
logs along the way, and sleepy
moccasins coil on the hanks of thie
stream,' which proves that any-
thing can happen in Walkulla.
"This way from the springs is a
place called. Sopchoppy. There Is
nothing startling at Sopchoppy, but
any place with a name like that
deserves a visit. Think of telling
your grandchildren, 'I was in Sop-
"The report next comes to Tal-
lahassee. (It takes a while to get
to Tallahasese). Tallahassee is a
DRY parish, which shouldn't daunt
the, rugged 38th "Louisiana" Di-
vision. The town is famous mostly
for a couple of elaborate tourist
courts and 'a irls' school. It is
the largest city in the vicinity.
Population 16;000. The Floridian
hotel has a nice porch from which
to watch the population go by.
"In the other direction is Apa-
'ichicola pronouncedd Apalach;-
gm ft a Um*
a va 4L
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