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VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1943 NUMBER 2?
Government Will Ration Buying Is
Not Pay to Dredge HERE'S YOUR RATION TABLE
Gulf County Canal *
This table shows the ration point values for processed foods E effective M onda
in nonular-size containers and hv tlhep nnnd:
.Army Engineers Say Facilities ar
Available If County Will
While some barges are still able
to navigate 'through the Gulf county
canal which connects Port St. Joe
'with the intra-coastal waterway
sand' is continually working intc
the 'big ditch, and unless dredging
is started in the very near future
it won't be long until only shallow
draft boats and barges will be able
to use the waterway.
Efforts have been made to have
the federal government take on
the dredging job, and also to take
over the canal as a part of the
intra-coastal waterway, taking up
the $200,000 bond Issue. voted by
the people of the county for its
construction. But U. S. Army en-
gineers say that the government
has no authority to olpendi funds
on county-owned waterways, and
the measure before congress to
have the government take over
the canal is still hanging fire.
Our entire congressional delega-
tion, consisting of Senators,. Pep-
per and. Andrews and Representa-
tive Sikes, has been exerting pres-
surei to have the government take
over the canal, pointing out that
oil barges 'bringing petroleum pro-
ducts to the St. Joe-Chattanooga
pipeline tmlnpits ere .are heeing
forced, to leave the Inland water-
way at a point west of this city
and go a considerable distance off
shore, out of range of the Tyndall
Field. aerial' gunnery area, in or-
der to deliver their cargoes.
The congressional delegation is
also pressing for immediate aid on
the ground that the transportation
problem in this section is acute at
the present time due to the fact
that the Apalachicola Northern
railroad draw span across the Ap-
alachicola river has, been damaged,
cutting off all .rail transportation
for an indefinite period, making it
extremely difficult for the St. Joe
Paper company to secure pulp
wood for its operation.
MRS. WALTER TODD
IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Walter Todd passed away
at her home in Highland View
last Saturady morning after a
prolonged! illness'. She had re-
turned' to her home Tuesday from
a Thomasville hospital, where she
had been receiving treatment for
Mrs. Todd is survived by her
husband; one son, Staff Sergeant
Clyde Yancey of Fort Benning,
Ga., her mother, Mrs. Ne'llie Grlt-
fith of Detroit, Mich.; a slistel,
Mrs. 0. E. Jennings of Welch, W.
Va., and one brother, Julian Grif-
fith of Detroit.
,ast 'rites were held in Talla-
"liassee Monday afternoon with in-
terment in the Oakland cemetery.
Pall bearers' were John Todd, Ben
FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES -
Canned and Bottled-
Apples (including crabapples) ............
Berries All varieties 14
Cehrries All varieties 14
Cranberries and Sauce 14
Salad and Cocktail Fruits 14
Grapefruit Juice 10
Grape Juice 10
Pineapple Juice 14
Other, Vegetables, Fruits, Juices 10
Dried and Dehydrated-
All others 10
VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE
Canned and Bottled- 22 os.
Beans, fresh Lima 16
Beans, green, wax 14
Beans, all canned or bottled dry ........ 10
Beets (including pickled) 10
Carrots'..... 14 -_
Tomato Catsup, Chili Sauce ................ 14
Tomato Juice 14
Other Tomato Products .................16
Other Vegetables and Vegetable Juices 14
28 to 45 to
32 oz. 48 oz.
Baby foods, canned and bottled, all types and varieties ex-
cept milk and cereals-4 to 5% ounces, inclusive, 1 point; ovet
5V/2 ounces and including 9 ounces, 2 points.
Effort To Be
Made to Uncover
All TB Cases
Examinations Will Be Made Here Miami Writer Leaves Thought
Next Month By Mobile That People Here Are Eking
Out Bare Existence
The Gulf county health depart- An article appearing in the Mi-
ment wants to uncover every ac- ami Herald, written by R. M.
tive case of pulmonary tuberculo-
sis in Gulf county, says Dr. Jason
Miller, director. As one phase of
this program, the mobile X-ray
unit will be brought to the "county
by the state board of health, be-
ing in Wewahitchka on March 15,
and in Port St. Joe on March 16.
All persons are urged to be
X-rayed, since early tuberculosis
very seldom manifests symptoms
discernible either to the layman or
physician. Only an X-ray of the
Williams, Tobie Todd, Watson lungs can detect the disease in the
Smith, George Clemons and James early stages. Persons who have
Hawkins. been around active cases of tn-
berculosis should! let nothing pre-
NOTICE vent their having an X-ray im-
If your name appears in the Port Dr. Miller reports authorities
theater ad you are entitled to a agree it is not necessary to X-ray
free ticket by calling at The Star all children in the 5 though 14 age
office. Read the ad now. eroup, because very few children
Dr. J. C. Coe and P. A. Howell develop pulnionary tuberculosis at
failed to call for their passes last this age.
(Continued on Page 3)
French Jr., which was sent to us
by Aviation Cadet Paul K. John-
son, would seem to give an er-
roneous impression to readers
who are not acquainted with Port
While the writer has all of his
facts straight, he points out that
apparently the people here; were
but eRing out a bare existence, un-
til the city was made the terminus
of the Southeastern Pipeline cor-
poration's gasoline line supplying
petroleum products to the eastern
We all know that this is not true,
and that the pipeline is but one of
several large industries located'
here and that our people, were be-
coming prosperous several years
before the coming of the pipeline.
Construction of the St. Joe Paper
company mill is the reason for St.
Joe's growth from a .mere "wide
place in- the road" to a modern
(Continued on Page 4)
1 Lieut. H. G. Hughes Jr., brother
of Mrs. Rush Chitm of this city,
who Is attending the Army Air
Force Navigation School at Mon-
Are Hit Hardest
SBy Poinh stcm
Average Citizen Isn't Particularly
Bothered By 'Belt Tighten-
In spite of the fact that the new
"point values" for canned goods
fixed by OPA on 200 processed
food items to bei rationed begin-
ning'March 1, seem to be rather
high, Mr. Average Citizen of Port
St. Joe when contacted by the edi-
tor of The Star didn't seem to be
particularly bothered by the "belt
A summinization of all remarks
would be about this: "It seems to
be necessary, and as a good Ameri-
can citizen I'm for anything that
will help to bring victory. Anyway,
I'm getting tired of eating out of
cans; maybe, my wife will learn
how to cook now that she'll be
practically forced to throw away,
Looking at the ration table in
the adjoining column, the severity
of the rationing program is indi-
cated in the point values on the
16 most popular canned foods in
the, No. 2 and No. 21/-can sizes
usually purchased by most house-
wives in Port St. Joe. They are:
Vegetables (No. 2 cans)--Peas,
16; corn, 14; tomatoes, 16; green
beans, 14; asparagus, 14; spinach,
,Fruits (No. 21/2 cans)-Peaches,
21; pears, 21; sliced' pineapple,
24; grapefruit (No. 2), 10; fruit
cocktail (No. 1 tall), 11.
Juices (46 ounces)-Tomato and
pineapple juice, 32; grapefruit, 23;
tomato (23 ounces), 17; grape
juice (32 ounces), 15.
,Soup (101/2 ounces)-6 points.
There is no fixed average on the
number of cans of food that a per-
son may buy, since the point
values range, from 1 point for a
4-ounce tin of baby food to 78
points for a 4-pound package of
Every man, woman and child I
has 48 points to "spend" during
(Continued on Page 4) s
People To Get Less Than Half
Of Usual Canned Goods
Householders of Port St. Joe and
vicinity are to be allowed less
than half of the canned vegetables
and fruits they have been in tlh
habit of eating under the "point"
rationing program starting neat
Monday. The March allowance of
48 points provides, on an average,
for only about three ordinary size
cans per person for the monft.
Registration is still continuing
at the high school, and will con-
tinue up until noon tomorrow. In-
dications are that a number of In-
dividuals will fail to get their ra-
tion 'books, and: those who fall to
do so, from various causes beyond
their control, may secure them at
the local war ration board office
This week all families are living
on the canned goods they' have,
and next week, when sales are r&
sumed, they will carry their new
ration book with them when they
go to the grocery store. 'Many a
Port St. Joe housewife bas. ben
thumbing her cookbook,,". ur-
in search of new ways...f
the. rule, rather than the excep-
tion, for the duration.
Everyone has 48 points to
"spend"' in March, and 'families
may pool! their points, just as they
have been doing with the sugar
and, coffee coupons. OnT~y the blue
coupons are to be used now; the
red ones will be used later for the
rationing of meat. A, B and 0
blue coupons may ibe "spent" In
March. The figures-1, 2, 5 or 8-
are the point values. Thus two 8-
point, or any other combination of
stamps adding up to 16, will buy
a 22-ounce can of peas.
The ration for April will become
useable on March 25 in conjunc-
tion with any March stamps left,
This one-week overlap will pro-
(Continued on Page 3)
GO TO CAMP BLENDING
Thirteen young Gulf county se-
lectees left by bus last Friday
morning for Camp Blanding to be
Inducted into the armed forces.
William A. Childs Jr., Forrest A.
Revell, J. R. Whitchard, Milaard
J. Minchew, Charles B. Oliver,
Lloyd'. L. Whitfield, George W.
Parrish, James B. Jones, Braxton
J. McMillen, Leroy Causey, Cecil
J. Skinner, Lovelace M. Lunitord
and Richard F. .Scheffer.
OF TIME FILM COMING
One of the most sensational
"March of Time" films ever to be
exhibited in Port St. Joe will be
shown on the screen at the Port
theater next Wednesday only.
This picture, filmed on the Rus-
sian front by 160 cameramen of
whom 30 were killed taking the
pictures, shows authentic scenes
in the air, in the trenches and on
It is a picture everyone should
Of Port St. Joe
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, at the Postofice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of .March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable in Advance
One Year....... .$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-.-< Telephone 51 3-i-
The spoken word is given scatit attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed .
word thoroughly convinces. The spolven word
Is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
THIS 'POINT' BUSINESS
Of course, we're just one small voice cry-
ing in the wilderness, but in our humble
opinion the government made a serious error
in announcing the point values on canned
goods and such so far in advance. The an-
nouncement should have been delayed until
tomorrow (February 27).
Why? Well, for this reason:..A lot of peo-
ple who had made up their minds to declare
all of their canned goods over the five-cans-
per-person. limit 'this week changed their
minds when they discovered how, high point
values were on various commodities. Conse-
quently, where they,, might have declared-a
surplus of perhaps ten or twelve cans in a
family of say four persons, now they declare
perhaps three cans, taking a chance that they
will not be caught in the lie.
We're not saying that a lot of people in
Port St.. Joe are lying about their stock of
canned- goods on hand, but we do understand
nature to a certain extent. We have
eIc -,ay, "Why, thh very ideal x--
pol~ys fu tor a can of peas-that's ridicu-
lous! TVhy, that is only three cans per per-
son per month,-- and it would take all the
stamps allotted for March."
They don't realize that these point values
are based on the amounts of the various ar-
ticles on hand, nor that the normal national
consumption of canned foods has been cut
from 30,000,000 cases per year to 13,000,000,
due to the necessity of providing our. fighting
forces and our allies with necessary food.
What everyone should realize is that this
rationing is necessary to insure a fair distri-
bution of all our available supplies to all our
people, and to assist in staving off the dis-
astrous inflation that would have been bound
to come if distribution had been left wine
open and at the mercy of the hoarder and the
What we hope for is that our government
will take greater cognizance of the farm situ-
ation, seeing that farmers get the necessary
laborers and also get a price for their produce
that is in line with the cost of other goods
and materials. If this is not done, there will
be less food on hand to ration in the future
with a consequent raising of point values
and perhaps a "starvation diet" for all of us
on certain foodstuffs.
We trust that all the good citizens of Port
St. Joe have declared ALL of their store of
canned goods over the per person limit, for
that is the only thing that every loyal Ameri-
can can do Without having a guilty conscience.
LET'S PLANT A VICTORY GARDEN
With our supply of canned vegetables now
seriously curtailed by the new point ration-
ing system, it behooves all of us to get busy
and prepare a Victory garden to augment the
family -larder. In doing so, we will be falling
into line with plans of our government to
boost food-growing by the addition of three
million new Victory gardens this year over
the fifteen million of last year.
Governmental'agencies ioint out that such
a garden is not any patch of- soil, but should
be about thirty by fifty feet, properly fortil-
ized, planted and worked. Most of us here in
Port St. Joe have room for such a garden,
but probably a lot of us will fall down on the
jl when it c(mes to 'working the plot after
it is planted. 1lo-wever, we shouldn't, for it is
estimated that five or six hours a week-one
ho.u a dlay--ill do it, and do it well.- Just
think of the exercise we'd get in keeping up
such a garden. But the best part of all would
come when we began to reap the harvest.
Sure, a lot of you people will say, "The
little bit I'd raise wouldn't amount to muc;,
and it'd cost me a darn sight more than if 1
bought my vegetabels at the store." Prob-
ably it would cost you more to raise your
vegetables than it would to buy 'em at the
store, but there is going to be a scarcity ot
fresh vegetables to a certain extent due to the
fact that a lot of our farm labor is now work-
ing in defense jobs at five times what they
would make on the farm, which makes that
many more mouths to feed for the few who
stay on the farm.
So, with the purchase of canned vegetables
limited by point rationing and a probable
scarcity of fresh vegetables, we'd all do well
to start a Victory garden. We will have the
money to buy the vegetables, but there won't
be sufficient to buy.
In our opinion, it's better to have a mess
of fresh peas out of our own garden-raised
by. the sweat of our brow (or our wife's
',I-;.)-that cost us one dollar than not to
have any peas at all.
Take this matter under serious considera-
tion. You've nothing much to do with your
spare time anyway. How about it? ..Let's go
down to our seed dealer today and get a nice
assortment of easy-to-raise vegetables and a
sack of fertilizer and start that Victory gar-
den this week-end. If we wait much longer
the best growing season will be past.
NO ABSENTEES IN FOX HOLES
An ace of World War I,-a man of unques-
tioned loyalty, a man who almost lost his life
recently while performing a service for his
country, a man who knows what war is all
about from the pilot's seat Captain Eddie
Rickenacker recently made the following
- comments on the war production situation
which, in our humble opinion, are right to
"There are no absentees in the fox holes,':
he said. "This is a most destructive war. We
need more planes, more tanks. Our pilots and
our planes are the best in the world-but we
need all we can get.
"If you could understand what our boys
are doing in those hell holes throughout the
Pacific and the burning sands of Africa, in
order that your way of life may be preserved
and the character that has made this nation
great may be carried on, you would not worry
about eight hours a day or double time foi-
Saturdays and holidays.
"You should not worry about whether you
are producing too much per man per day. No,
you would be and should be grateful for the
privilege of offering everything you know
how. For none of us are doing so much that
we cannot do more. This is a life-and-death
struggle for the welfare of this nation.
"You have no conception of what your fel-
lowmen are going through. You on the home
front are the force that will bring victory or
defeat. I beg of you to put forth every ef-
fort. God knows our boys needs it."
To which your editor says "Amen." We
know what the boys in the fox holes are go-
ing through, for we, as well as many other
ex-service men in Gulf county went through
the same experience; but with ground straf-
ing by high-speed planes, the boys of today
are going through more hell than the boys of
'17 and '18 went through.
Instead of knocking your competitors these
days, it's better to call them in and discuss
how more trade can be brought into the city.
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
h, GEORGE S. BENSON
^ 1^ S? I ,'req*.''int '"t ,-.*'. tb.'.'c-,-;-
Pay as You Go
Before this year is half gone, un-
less all signs fail, the United States
Government will be collecting taxes
on 1943 incomes as they are earned.
The President, the Treasury and
leaders in both the House and the
Senate favor some kind of pay-as-
you-go -plan for income tax collec-
tion. Specific provisions have not'
been worked out. The law is still in
the making. But features of sug-
gested plans are much alike and
are being discussed freely.
The main idea in taking taxes out
of current income is to collect rev-
enue while the people have the mon-
ey, which is sound. In the case of
an employee, tax payments likely
will be deducted directly from sal-
ary checks and pay'envelopes, and
the worker will never handle the
money at all. Such a method might
(but not likely) get started before
March 15, when payments on 1942
income taxes will be due.
What About 1942 Taxes?
Fully three times as many people
will be paying income tax this year
as ever before. New taxpayers, as
well as the old ones, already are
wondering about 1942 taxes. They
ask three main questions. (1) Will I
be expected to pay last year's taxes
at the same time I am paying this
year's taxes? (2) Will we skip 1942
and, if so, will the government lose
a year's revenue? (3) Will the 1942
taxes be suspended now and dropped
on our necks right after the war
when, most likely, we will be having
a spell of hard times?
Matter-of-fact statements of some
plain facts will answer two of those
questions: The average American
who earned anything last year is not
able" this year to pay taxes 'at cur-
rent rates on two years of incorpe.
Especially is this true of a typical
farmer. His last year's earnings
are gone, because he had operated
at a loss for several previous years,
and obligations that were hanging
over took his 1942 profits. Two
years' taxes in one year will not
leave him a living.
Postponement Is Worse
Suspending the 1942 taxes tempo-
rarily, and perhaps spreading them.
out over several future years, is a
sorry suggestion. If the taxpayer,
especially the farmer, is not able to
pay two years' taxes in 1943 when he
is earning something, certainly he
can't lift such a burden in a post-
war depression. Farmers were hit
harder than any other group of citi-
zens after the last war and they
have every reason to expect the
same thing to happen after World
, Waf II.
Question No. 2, above, is double-
barrelled. The answer to the first
half of it Is "Yes." If the vast ma-
jority of people can't pay 1942's in-
come taxes this year, nor in several
post-war years, we should skip 1942
- for them. It is th e only sensible thing
to do because it can be prov.: abso-
lutely that skipping 1942 will not cost
the government one penny in rev-
enue. Let me start the proof with a
1942 Is Only a- Date
My first experience with income
taxes came in 1931. The rules ex-
empted me that year but I, had a
friend who paid a small amount.
Old form 1040-A called it a tax on his
1930'income but !hat was really a
misnomer. My friend, like nearly
everybody else, had spent all he
earned in 1930 and whatever tax he
paid in 1931 came right out of his
1931 earnings. He knew it was his
1931 income that was "taxed" and
that 1930 was nothing but a place to
. That plan is no longer suitable.
Tax rolls are larger now, people
earn more, rates are higher and ex-
emptions are lower. Incomes are
higher even than they were a year
ago, and for that reason a pay-as-
you-go plan will yield the Treasury
more revenue -in 1943 than could be
raised by the old system. Under a
pay-as-you-go plan, taxes will be
paid this year just as in previous
years. We will not skip a year of
paying. We will only discard 1942
as a basis of figuring.
Every year since 1914 when Amer-
icans started paying income taxes
we have pretended to pay on earn-
ings of the year before. Thus ev-
ery taxpayer has stayed technically
in debt to the government for a year
or more of taxes. Millions of peo-
ple never did pay the debt, of
course. Every year a certain num-
ber have died or suffered from ill-
ness or drouth or fires. These have
quit earning incomes and failed to
pay tax on the previous year.
Now, to Catch Up
A good pay-as-you-go plan will
save the government these paper
losses and lift a technical debt from
the taxpayers. This is important
because after the war all taxpayers
and especially farmers have a de-
pression to face. Depressions are
calamities, like fires and sickness
and drouth. They mean years when
(under the present plan) we would
be asked to pay taxes on a by-gone
year of good income and have little
or nothing to pay with.
Some types of workers might es-
cape back taxes if they had no mon-
ey but a farmer can't escape. He
has land that can be levied upon.
It was wisdom that led the National
Grange and the American Farm Bu-
reau Federation both to go on rec-
ord recently in favor of pay-as-you-
go income taxes.
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Overheard At the Kiwanis Club
Editor Bill: "What do you do
with your old razor blades?"
Doc Norton: "Well, for the last
six months I've been shaving with
The Star is like a letter from
home to your man in the service.
Send it to him for only $1 a year.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1943
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1943 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ~AGE THREE
DR. C.. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor
PANAMA CITY, FLA
But Shoes Repairs Aren't
It will pay you to check over
your old shoes and bring
those to us that can still be
BY THE $. O0
WEEK PV 0
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....2-6C
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Coiner Reki Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
Vitamin A and D Tablets
ACH tablet contains 25% more
than minimum 'daily require-
...--ments of these two essential Vi-
tamins. Insufficient Vitamin A may
cause night blindness, may lessen
resistance to infection of the nose,
throat, eyes, ears and sinuses.
Vitamin D is necessary to enable
the body to make use of the calcium
and phosphorus in our food.
Insure your minimum requirements
of these two important Vitamins, by
taking a ONE-A-DAY Vitamin A
and D Tablet every day.
Economical-500 or less per
Convenient-you take only ozn
tablet a day.
Pleasant-children actually like
-the taste-and so will you.
IMPORTANT-when buying Vita-
mins, compare potencies and prices.
Get them at your drug store. r
A bore is a man who takes an
hour to drill a simple idea into
Weasted rmone"y is wast-d
r :., lives. Don't wa's. prcc;:us
lives. Every dear you can
spare should be used to buy
SWar Bonds. Buy your ten
percent every pay day.
PHONE 101 Costin Building
DR. J C.
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 8S
* GOOD HEALTH
Health is a priceless possession. Protect
it always by consulting your physician
and dentist regularly. You may avoid
unnecessary discomfort and expense by
visiting your physician before you be-
come ill, and your dentist before you
have a toothache. Our registered phar-
macists will compound your prescrip-
tions with extreme care and accuracy.
We use Merck Prescription Chemicals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
RATION BUYING IS
(Continued From Page 1)
.it pe;p!e fr-om being stuck with7
a number of small Voint sta-mps
th ean't buy. anything.
('h table of point values wilt
be posted in all grocery stores,
and the point valitr?- will bh
marked on each can or shelf in
i.- s'ori. The table covers all
canned fruits a n d vegetables,
S-lcd fruit. canned soup and baby
food. There will also be the point
values of dried beans, peas and
lentils, which were frozen without
warning Saturday night, but which
did not have to be declared when
applying for the new ration books.
In glancing over th'e list, about
the only thing "cheap" in points
is canned sauerkraut, but a can-
vass af local stores reveals that
there is little, if any, on the mar-
ket. However, for those who like
their sauerkraut, the bulk variety
is not rationed. Canned beans are
next lowest in point value, ranking
along with canned soups.
This. "point buying" will be a
new experience for all of us, but
a little study of the values before
making purchases should enable
all of us to have a sufficient va-
riety of canned foods to satisfy
CADET PAUL JOHNSON IS
TRANSFERRED TO MIAMI
The editor is in receipt of the
following: letter from Aviation Ca-
det Paul K. Johnson, who has
been transferred to the Army Air
Force basic training center at Mi-
-Dear Mr.. Smith-I was going to
write you sooner, but I haven't had
time up until now.s- They, keep us
v'cry busy all day- long here.
We came dowi here on the first
of this month for our basic train-
ing before we become aviation ca-
dets. 'Wh-eh' I'enlisted .in the Army
Air Force, I was an aviation cadet.
but while I am here I am called
an aviation cadet candidate A/C/C.
When we leave here after getting
our basic training we think we will
g6 to a classification center, to be
classified as pilot, navigator or
Robert Wilson, wwho worked at.
the, St. Joe Lumber and Export
company's office, is here and is inf
the same flight I am in. We-se&e
each other every day.
I am enclosing an article about
our fair city I found, in the Miami
PAUL K. JOHNSON.
The article referred to by Cadet
T-,hnson is reprinted elsewhere in
this issue with appropriate re-
marks and corrections.
LEGAL FORMS---Warranty Deeds,
* Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promissory Notes, and
Purchaser Agreements.. We carry
a stock of these blank forms at
all times. The Star, Phone 51.
A Dime Out of
Every Dollar in
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DR. MlILLER TO SPEAK AT
MEETING OF WOMAN'S CLUB
l-r. .T-zon a Miller, director of the
ranliii:-Gilf county health de-
p-rtmuent, is scheduled., as guest
speaker at the March mneeting- of
the Port Sr. .oe Woman's club to
be held in the club rooms a.t the
Cencinouial building next We-dnes-
day afternoon. Dr. Miller will talk
on the mobile X-ray unit coming
here soon, tuberculosis and health
matters pertaining to this area.
The regular current events quiz
will be conducted by Mrs. E. Clay
Lewis Jr., and Mrs. Robert Tap-
per will talk on "Welfare Condi-
tions In Gulf Co.unty." As the mu-
sical part of the program, Mrs.
Edwin Ramsey will present a num-
ber of violin selections.
ROTARY CLUB SUBSCRIBES
FUND FOR HOSPITAL ROOM
1/ At the regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Rotary club held at
the Port Inn Thursday noon of last
week, members of the organiza-
tion .subscribed sufficient funds to
provide for the equipping of one
room of the new hospital.
The club has in the past spon--
sored a number of useful projects,
one of which is the Boy Scout
work here, and the meeting was
given'over to a discussion of these
projects toy the coming year.
Mrs. -Monica Contier Bending, a
nurse with the armed forces at
Pearl Harbor, appeared before the
club yesterday noon, telling of he'"
experiences "during the bombing
and afterward' before returning to
the States. .. .
DEGREE TUESDAY NIGHT
At, the regular meeting of Gulf
Chapter 191,. Order of Easterr
Star held 'Tuesday night in the
Masonic hall, the degree of the or-
der was conferred upon Mrs. J. A.
Christmas -in a most impressi-ve
Following the meeting, refresh-
ments were served to .the twenty-
five members .and' visitors present
an.d congratulations were extended,
to the new member.
APPEAL MADE FOR BOOKS
FOR MEN IN THE SERVICE
Mrs. Sam .Britt of Wewahitchka,
in charge of the Victory Book
Campaign in Gulf county, was in
Port St. Joe yesterday and stated
that Mrs. R. A. Costin will be in
charge of the drive in this area.
Anyone having books to give for
the use of our men in, the armed
services are asked to leave them
at the home of Mrs. Costin.
Those who have -books to give
are asked to select books you en-
joy reading, as that- is the kind
that the men in the service will
also enjoy reading.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Topic: "Spiritual Addition."
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship
Sermon topic: "The Sin of Try;ing
'o Be Good."
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship
The Woman's society meets
-.ITondays at 3 p. nm.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
official board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
Services every Sunday evening .
it 7:30 o'clock.
Send The Star to your man in
the service-only $1 for a year.
A Martin Theatre '--" Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY SUNDAYS AT
1:00 P. M., CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
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NEWS NO. 46
Mrs. A. M. Jones
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 4 and 5
author of "THE THIN MAN'
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NEWS NO. 47 and
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EFFORT TO BE MADE TO
UNCOVER ALL TB CASES
(Continued; From Page 1)
It is suggested tiat particular
effort be made to have all foo
handlers and domestic help X- '
rayed, since the. nature of their
work makes it possible for tIhel
to spread the disease very easily.
Through special arra.gemnos. .
all school teachers and other
school personnel will be X-raye:,
as will the seniors in bhgh school;
at Port St. Joe and Wewaliitch,,a.
The latter group has been in-
eluded as part of the war effort
to make future soldiers, sailor
and laborers, fit to fight and wor;.-
Dr. Miller says it is important
to the community to. find! activ-e
cases of tuberculosis an.d place
them under treatment immediately.
"This is, the only known method of
preventing the spread of this dis'
ease to other members of the pa-
tient's family and, to those persons
with whom they associate," said
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHOPPING TIPS ON
Use your 8-point and 5-poin
stamps first, whenever you can.
When you buy foods that take a
lot of points, or several different
rationed items at the same time,
us the high point stamps first.
Don't use. more stamps than you
need to make up the amount. For
example, for a 16-point purchase
use two 8-point stamps, not three
6's and a 1.
Save your low point stamps for
low point foods you may want to
buy later in the month. Remem-
ber-Your grocer won't be able to
give you change for stamps.
Shop early in the day-shop
early in the week. Shopping will
take longer 'because you will have
to plan and figure your shopping
in money and points. It will take
your grocer longer to add up your
bill because he must figure how
much you owe him in money and
You will save time for yourself
and your grocer if you shop early
in the day and early in the week
when stores, are not so crowded-
and if you shop for several days
at one time. .
You can't get credit on stamps,
so take your stamp book with you
when shopping. You must give the
grocer stamps with each purchase
of point-rationed foods, even when
you buy on a charge account.
You must give the delivery boy
the right amount of stamps when
you have food delivered.
You are not allowed to use loose
stamps. They must be torn out of
your book ind the presence of the
grocer or delivery boy.
AS MAYOR OF CITY
At the special meeting of the
board of city commit sioners held
last Friday evening at the city
. hall fori the purpose of swearing
- in the newly-elected commissioner,
C. J. Sullivan, select a mayor and
appoint s city employees, J. L.
Sharit was re-elected as mayor and
all present city employees were
A smile creates happiness in
the home, fosters good will in
business and is the countersign of
REAL ESTATE FOR SAL.E
FOR SALE-Residence on 16th St.
Six rooms and bath. Contact
George L. Snowden, phone 31. 2*
efiOICE CITY LOTS for sale in
Bay Ridge Subdivision at less
-than half original value-$90 to.
$125 cash for quick sale. Buy now
for future building or investment
at low cost. iSee Dr. L. H. Bartee
at home. 2-12 26
FOR RENT-5'-room and 3-room
houses, both with 'bath and
screen, porch. See Karl Knodel,
Oak Grove. 3-5*
CAME TO MY PLACE, large black
hog, marked smooth top and un-
der square. Owner can have same
by paying for feed and cost of this
ad. J. N. Walker. 2-19 3-12*
ARTICLE GIVES WRONG
IMPRESSION OF ST. JOE
t (Continued from Page 1)
little city of 3200 popualtion.
No mention is, made of the Si.
t Joe Lumber and Export company,
ated by the Southern Lumber-
man's Yournal as one of the larg-
:st sawmills in the South.
But read the article for yourself.
"What probably was Florida's
first "resort" city, Port St. Joe,
on the northwest Gulf coast, has
visions of again becoming a pros-
. perous community.
"Site of the first constitutional
convention to meet in the state in
1838, this community has one of
the most colorful histories of any
in the state.
"When the constitutional con-
veintion was held. in Port St. Joe,
then known as St. Joseph, the city
had the state's only steam rail-
road, a bank, a newspaper, and
.vas the. leading cotton export city
in Florida, with annual shipments
running to 35,000 bales. The rail-
road! ran some 30 miles to lola, on
the Apalachicola river, but no
longer found on a Florida map. A
road stretched northward into
Georgia, which was filled with car-
riages bringing vacationers to the
coastal city, where the state's only
race track was to be found.
"Port St. Joe was a mighty busy
place in those days, with its 25
shops and business houses, liquor,
ship chandlery and clothing stores
humming with activity.- Gambling
was very much in evidence, with
Alabamians and Georgians travel-
ing many files to bet their money
on the spin of a wheel or the turn
of a card- at the seaport's casinos.
"The city was hit during its
peak by a disastrous yellow fevir
epidemic, which, followed by a 'hue-
ricane, left but a few hardy souls
to ke4 p the town alive .
"Port St. Joe's recovery has
been slow; with fishing, and in
more recent years a paper -mill,
the principal industries.
"Then came the -war and Axis
submarines to sink Allied ship-
ping and bring about an -oil and
gasoline, shortage in the nation.
Port St. Joe was chosen as the
western terminus for the trans-
Florida pipeline (Editor's note: IL
is not trans-Florida; the line runs
to Chattanooga, Tenn.), which
runs, across, the state to. Jackson-
ville, and which is expected to play
an important part in easing the
fuel requirements of the eastern
"Once again Port St. Joe's har-
bor is busy. Barges bring oil to be
pumped across' the state to Jack-
sonville, where other barges will
take it northward in inland water-
ways, safe fr.m preying subs.
"Once again shops are filled and
the community :trTves to meet the 0
demands of the coast guard, which
also is busy in that area.
"And what about the race track?
'We.ll, you never can 'tell,' rest-
dents reply. 'We might even have
one of those again if things keep .T
on going as they are today'."
ARE HIT HARDEST
BY POINT SYSTEM
(Continued from Page 1)
March, and how they spend them
is entirely their own business. For
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF most of us it will probably take
COUNTY, FLORIDA. In Chancery. these, first 48 points to learn to
vs. use their purchasing power wisely
WYLIE McINNIS, Defendant. and' well, but after we get the
THE STATE OF FLORIDA: hang of it we, should be able to
To: Wylie McInnis, Pascagoula, satisfy our wants without an.
You are hereby ordered to ap- trouble.
pear on the 1st day of March, 1943, We can and will take this nen
before 'the above styled' court to system of distribution in our stride
the bill of complaint for divorce for it is designed to distribute the I
filed against you in the above en- for it is designed to distribute tle
titled cause, available supply of goods over u
Witness my hand and official specified period of time.
seal at Wewahi-tchka, Gulf County, The point values are. based on
Florida, this 4th day of February,
1943. consideration of the fact that lots
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, of people do not buiy canned goods
Clerk Circuit Court, Gulf and will not use their coupons. If
E. CLAY LEWIS. JR., 2-5 26 everybody used their coupons the
Attorney for Plaintiff. point values would be considerably
higher than they are, and if every- seriously damaged the Apalachi-
body uses their coupons in March, cola Railroad company's bridge
the values in Apnil and May will across the Apalachicola river, on
have to be boosted. So here's a i's return trip Wednesday, this
warning to those people who buy time empty, again collided, with
very little canned goods-do not the bridge on the opposite side.
"loan"' your book to others, for it No damage resulted.
you do, when you do want to buy And while passing through the
canned articles the point value canal at White City this same
probably will be considerably barge struck the floating bridge,
higher due to the scarcity brought likewise with no serious damage.
on 'by those buying with "loaned"
books. If you haven't been in the
habit of buying canned foods, don't
start now just because you have
the coupons. Save them until you
actually need them.
Housewives are urged to use
their home-canend foods as mucn
as possible, for every time a can
of home-packed fruit or vegetables
Is opened, that much more help is
given to relieve the food shortage.
SAME BARGE AGAIN HITS
A. N. RAILROAD BRIDGE
The same barge that recently
WEDNESDAY, March 3
DON'T FAIL TO
SEE ISSUE NO. 6
ESDAY, March 3
Advertising doesn't cost-It PAYS!
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You Can Still .
Up to $200
ON EASY LOANS
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The Undersigned Business Concerns
of Port St. Joe Have Agreed to
At 12 Noon
for the Duration
Starting March 3
QUALITY GROCERY DANLEY FURNITURE
A & P FOOD STORE COMPANY
BARRIER'S 5 & STORE ST. JOE FURNITURE CO.
ST JOE HARDWARE CHAVERS FOWHAND
ST. JOE HARDWARE FURNITURE CO.
ZIM'S MEN'S WEAR
COSTIN'S DEPT. STORE JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
LILIUS JEWELRY CO. PRINCESS Beauty Shop
I LEADER SHOE SHOP WILKS JEWELRY CO.
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1943