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VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1943 NUMBER 23
Nurse Relates Senior Class To Mobile X-Ray Unit
Experiences At Present Comedy Will Be In Port St.
in thet hos,
Pearl Harbor Three-Act Farce,"Believe Me,. Joe Next Tuesday
Professor," Guaranteed to ---
ornter Bennin(g of Apa. Bring the Laughs Brought Here Through the Efforts
la Is Guest Speaker At Of Medical Society, Health De-
vanis Ladies' Night A show that is guaranteed to apartment and TIB Association
get the, laughs, a three-act comedy,
Center Benning of Apa- "Believe Me, Professor," will be It is, the, patriotic duty of every.
a nurse who was serving presented by the senior class at citizen of Gulf county to keep
fht hi hh it~_-- f 3-A -
a m upsp uu~piMA au i-iiKmn ielct -m l pysically t1. A vitally important
when the Japs made their sneak o'clock next Friday night, March step in physical fitness is to have
attack on Pearl Harbor, was, guest 19. Members of the class have been an X-ray of lungs made even by
speaker at the Kiwanis ladies' working long and faithfully on this those persons, who are feeling well
night dinner held last evening at show, and extend a cordial invita- and working every day, according
the Port Inn, and told of her ex- tion to everyone to attend,, to Dr. Jason Miller, director of the
periences and impressions during The cast of characters follows: Gulf county health department.
the raid in an interesting and dra- Terry James.... ...Joyce Morris The mobile X-ray unit of th4
matic manner. Laura Lane........Pauline, Owens state board of health will arrive
,She said she saw thq first Jap Sheba Smith... .'Mary -Earl Helms in Gulf county next Monday to
planes when they came over and Tommy Holden......Tommy Kelly start this X-ray work. It will be
'thought they were our planes in Jack Miller...... George Wimberly in Wewahitchka Monday and in
their regular flights'. Then she Stewart Wiltsie.... Alfred Rhames Port St. Joe Tuesdayi. In both
heard a terrific explosion 'and ran Mrs. O'Brien.....Imogene Monasco cities colored folks will be x-rayed
out on the porch overlooking Pearl Mr. Rafferty .......... Jack Shiver during the morning hours and
Harbor. Madame, Yvonne.. .Charles Stevens white people during the afternoon.
"I saw the planes coming down Prexy Ballantine.....Bllly Waller All persons eligible for X-ray are
out of the, low-hanging clouds," Dottie Dorn....... Mary Johnson urged to take advantage of this
.said 'Mrs. Benning, "and every Stlla ............. Julaine Hinson opportunity.
time one came down there was a Mrs. Rafferty....Juliette Lunsford "Pulmonary tuberculosis in tho
great explosion. No one realized Letty Lythe....... Dorothy Costin earliest stages. causes no symp-
what was going on, and ,patients Dr. Cutter............Betty Banizer tonss" Dr. Miller said. "The dis-
started running out on the porch. The action takes, place in Mrs. ease can be detected! in this stage
"Then I saw a plane with great O'Brien's rooming house at Tudor only by an K-ray of the lungs."
red circles on it. 'My God, it's the College, a small co-educational in- Food handlers and domestic ser-
Japs!' I screamed, and someone- stitution .in the east. Terry James vants are especially urged to have
said,, 'Don't be 'silly, it's just ma- and *her friends, Laura and Sheba, their lungs X-rayed, because tu-
neuvers.' want to take a trip to South Amer- berculosis is particularly danger-
"About then a bomb hit Hick- ica. The trouble they get into. ty ons among such' persons due to
man Field and, another fell on the asking Sam Hinson (Madame the opportunity for spreading dis-
Hawaiian Air Depot. I knew it was Yvonne) to pose, as Terry's aunt ease to others,
vwar. sd, I ran :.io.' it',Vi ii W':;.-, will keep' e-.ry,-ii 1 u'lid thru Persons with any one or more
the commanding officer if I could the whole three acts. of the, following symptoms, which
bring the patients down, and.they Trying to decide what to do wit may be indicative of tuberculosis,
were evacuated to the first floor, a baby left at Mrs. O'Brien's room- are advised, to have an X-ray, at
"Shortly after that .the first ing house by a. loving father keeps once: Loss of strength, tiredness,
casualties began to come in a
mangled mass of bodies. -Everyone
was, ordered to report to his post
and the rest of the doctors and
nurses came to the hospital. We
tagged all the patients and gave
them a hypodermic injection of
morphine and one' of tetanus anti-
"There was a short lull and then
the explosions started again, the
bombs, falling nearer. An officer
them involved' in a merry chase
that will provide a full evening's
Rotary Club Has
Local Organization Taking Part
In Many Projects of a
weakness; loss of weight, after-
noon fever, night sweats, indiges-
tion, cough that persists, expector-
ation of phlegm, spitting up blood,
pleurisy, hoarseness or huskiness
The Mobile X-ray unit is oper-
ated by the, division of/ tuberculo-
sis, state board of health, and is
being brought to this county thru
the co-operative arrangements of
fl- t- Onlin.v Medical societY,
yelled 'down' ad we ell flat on--. un
yelled down' ad bombwe ell flat on The Port St. Joe Rotary club the Gulf county welfare board,
20 feet from us, making a 30-oot met Thursday of last week at the the Gulf county health department
crater on 'the hospital lawn. It's Port Inn for its regular weekly and the Gulf County Tuberculosis
funny the 'things that pass through session, with Chairman T. V. Mor- and Health association.
your mind when you think the ris presiding.
building might fall in any minute,. Rev. W. A. Daniels spoke to the DRIVERS' LICENSES AND
I wasn't the only one praying. club, using the word "Repent" foi TAGS MUST BE SECURED
"The second attack was the his theme. He stated that the SAYS PATROLMAN LEWIS
worst .and the casualties that came word "repent" applied to othe
in after it were worse than the first. phases of life rather than only the New Officer Says Arrests Will 6e
We/ gave them bhypodermies and spiritual phase; that "repent" Made If Law Not Complied With
(Continued on Page 3) meant a change of attitude, in the
(Continued on Page 3) individual's heart, and could be
State Highway Patrolman J. R.
'applied in business, social or spir- stationed in
FOURTEEN SOLDIERS itual relations. He further stated Lewis, who has been assigned
LOST AT CARRABELLE that there was a dire need not Panama City, has been assigned
-- only in Port St. Joe, but through- to duty in Gulf Pounty and is mak-
Landing Barge Crew Drowns Dur- out the. world for more 'active ing his home in Port St. Joe, hav-
ing Recent Storm church-goers. Rev. Daniels said ing rented the C. W. Horton rest-
--- that whereas plenty of people en- dence on Eighth street.
'The probable drowning of 14 sol- dorse our churches, but very few Patrolman Lewis warns those
diers. in an accident during night ever give anyl of their time. He who have not yet secured' their
maneuvers recently in the storm- stressed the. fact that we must 1943 car tags and drivers' licenses
tossed .Gulf of Mexico near Carra- live a more active belief. Included to get them right away or he will
belle has .!been announced by the in his talk was a poem, 'Victory be, compelled to pick them up.
Fol nti-iService Command, Atlanta. Through Prayer," which was beau- Regular examinations for driving
Two officers and. three mefi were tifully read and well received-. licenses will be held at'the St. Joe
rescued. Chairman Dan Brooks of the Motor company here from 10 a.
The 19 soldiers were aboard a day room committee reported that m. to noon on Wednesdays, and
landing barge which ran aground his project was coming along from 2 to 5 p. m. Wednesday at
on a sandbar last Friday night and nicely, and before long the cluu the court house in Wewahitchka.
the landing ramp was lowered ac- will have its room completed at
cidentally. Camp Gordon Johnston. Undergoes Appendectomy
The men. were members of theI Paul. Fensom reported that the Robert Scott of Wewahitchka
garrison of Camp Gordon Johns- project for furnishing a room at the underwent an appendectomy last
ton at Carrabelle. Jessie Ball duPont hospital was Friday night at the Norton clinic
The .bodies of all the drowned completed, as all funds have been in this city.
men were recovered and military received. ---- -----
guards of honor accompanied them Basil E. Kenney made an appeal For humanity's sake give to the
to their homes. (Continued on Page 4) 1943 Red Cross War Fund.
Train Service Is Red Cross War
Again Resumed Fund Campaign
First Cars In 30 Days Arrive In Gets Underway
City Following Temporary Re-
pairs To Drawbridge Quota of $2200 Is Largest. Ever
Called for From Gulf
Train service to Port St. Joe and County
Apalachicola was. resumed Wed-
nesday after a 30-day tieup causeCd With a county quota of $2200
by damage to the draw span of for the 19.43 American Red Cross
the Apalachicola Northern Rail- War Fund campaign, the Gulf
road company over the Apalachi- county chapter this week com-
cola river. The first train was pleted plans for an intensive cam-
piloted. by Engineer R. V. Coburn paign to raise the, entire sum
and was adorned with a huge within 'the next two weeks.
American flag, indicative,, of the B. B. Conklin of this city, who
fact that in spite of severe sel- has been named War Fund drive
backs to the war effort in this sec- chairman, said' yesterday he was
tion the St. Joe Paper company i confident the people of the county,
interests will .continue to carry on. will respond liberally to 'the call,
Hundreds of cars of pulpwood which is .for twice last year's en-
for the palmer company, as well as tire quota.
a large number of tank cars loaded I "The service performed among
with fuel oil have been held up our armed forces by the Red Cross
on sidings due to the tieup, caus- and by no other organization, em.
ing a shutdown of the paper mill phasizes the importance of our
several times during the past adequately financing its work,"
month. But that is now remedied declared, Conklin.
and the stack at the mill is again "Gulf county has about 300 men
belching forth its clouds of smoke. in the armed services of our coun-
The -St. Joe Lumber & Export- try. They are serving in every
company was also on the spot,.hav- branch of the armed forces, in all
ing no way to ship out lumber on parts -of the, world. We must not
the various contracts it is' working let .them down. We must do every-
on. In'ordinary times the lumber thing in our power for their com-
could have been shipped, by water, fort, health and convenience, and
but today there are no vessels the .best way *to do this .is to con-
available. tribute to 'the- Red Cross, which
Repairs to the bridr'e are of a serves these men wherever they
temporary natih'.-' 'pu. *-, comple- may be."
tion of a new i",-r ,e ra.'. sp:in 'Of the $2200 *t6 be raised in Gulf
was cut into three sections, piling county, $1500 will be held for use
driven to support the sections, and by the local chapter for home sery-
the, floating bridge of the St. Joe ice work. The money sent to na-
Lumber & Export company, used tional headquarters can bei con-
on the canal near White City, was sidered as Gulf county's share in
"borrowed" to provide an opening furnishing blood, plasma for those
for water-borne traffic using the wounded in service, and in other
intracoastal waterway, projects which 'the small resources
The Star hopes to be able some of our local chapter could, not pro-
day to publish the, entire story of vide.
the tying up of traffic on this rail The 1943 campaign committee is
link so vital to the interests of made up as follows: B. B. Conk-
this section. 11in, chairman; Mrs. B. E. Kenney,
-- vice-chairman; Floyd L. Hunt, 'St.
TaYx Returns For Joe Lumber & Export company-
Tax Returns For plant; J. E. Bounds, St. Joe- Paper
company plant; Mrs. A. M. Jones
42 Must Be Filed Jr., Port St. Joe residential dis-
trict; Miss Margaret Belin, Mrs.
Internal Revenue Collector Warns H. H. Saunders and Robert Bel-
That Law Makes No Allow- lows, Port St. Joe business ais-
ance for Failure to File (Continued on page 3)
A lot of people around! Port St.
Joe have, been putting off making
out their income tax returns in the
belief that congress will pass some
sort of pay-as-you-go tax before
next Monday, March 15, with the
cancellation of the 1942 .tax. But
that is merely wishful thinking.
John L. Fahs of Jacksonville,
collector of internal revenue, says
that an income tax return must be
filed by every single person whose
gross income from all sources was
$500 or more for 1942, and that an
income tax return must be filed
by: every married person living
with husband or wife if their com-
bined' gross income was $1200 or
more for the year 1942.
The collector said that the num-
ber of income tax returns filed to
date by individuals is far below
the, number whcli could reason-
ably be expected at this time and
believes, that the delay in filing
returns can be attributed in part
to the hope for cancellation of the
None, of the pending tax plans
would relieve individuals of the
necessity of filing income tax re-
turns and paying the first quar-
terly installment on or before
(Continued on Page 4)
-PORK PRICE CEILINGS
SET BY OPA IN STATE
Will Curb Black Markets and Pro-
vide More Equitable Distribution
Thursday of last week the Office
of Price Administration announced
that it would put a ceiling price
on .pork products in Florida begin-
ning April 1, and similar prices for
beet will be announced soon.
OPA stated that the new price
ceilings should curb 'black markets
and provide more equitable distrl-
1bution of meat products. Likewise
it will assure purchasers that they.
are not being overcharged.
Florida was divided into two sec-
tions, with slightly higher prices
allowed in South Florida. Ceiling
prices in North Florida for the five
most popular pork products are as
Sliced bacon (derined, smoked)
grade A-48 and, 46 cents.
Skinned, smoked hams (center
slices)-61 and 59 cents.
Skinned, smoked whole ham->
41 and 4- cents.
Center cut pork chops (fresh or
frozen pork loins)-43 and 41 cents.
Salt pork (dry salt bellies, fresh,
cured or frozen)-26 and 24 cents.
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.AG TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE LF CO.NTY, FLORIDAF Y, M 2
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-clage matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida;
undel Act of March 3, 1879.
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The. spoken word is given scant attention;
the pointed word is thoughttffilly weigl.ed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the prlt.d
word thoroughly convinces. The spo-ien word
is lost; the printed' word remains.
Our Country ` Right or Wrong
OUR QUOTA IS NOT ENOUGH
Gulf county's quota for the American Red
Cross War Fund has been set at $2200. We
will raise this quota. In fact, we are so cer-
tain it will be raised that we have not the
slightest hesitancy in putting the above head-
ing on this editorial.
This war in which our great nation and her
allies are now engaged is being fought by
men who love freedom; men who are willing
to lay down their lives to preserve all those
things which we sum up as "the American
way of. life."
The Red Cross uses the talents of many
individuals in bringing recreation, comfort,
messages and counsel to our fighting forces
the world over, and to the families of these
men on the home front. Comparatively few
have. the privilege or the special experience
necessary for rendering such services in per-
son to the men of our armed forces..But that
does not i-ean each of us cannot make a di-
rect contribution in this great and necessary-
Not one of us can escape the personal re-
sponsibilities of an "all out" war. Every man,
woman and child can and must make some
real contribution to the ultimate victory that
will be ours.
The American Red Cross actually is an aux-
iliary of the military forces of the United
States. It is a humanitarian and morale-build-
ing arm upon which our fighting men lean
.The multiple services rendered by the Red
Cross to our army and navy, both at home and
abroad must continue and be expanded. The
same is true of the many services made avail-
able to the people who remain at home-serv-
ices that no other organization is equipped
or trained to give.
All of us know this. That is why we say
our quota in the present Red Cross War Fund
campaign is not enough. And- by the way,
$1500 of that $2200 quota will remain in Gulf
county for the use of our local chapter.
We are confident the people of Gulf county-
will prove the heading on this editorial wholly
We will meet our quota-and then some!
Latest figures showing casualties of the
United States armed forces total 65,380. Of
these, 12,500 are Philippine Scouts, 52,880
Americans: By far the greatest number are
missing-44,181; 10,150 are reported dead and
10,959 wounded. Three times as many Amer-
icans died in auto crashes annually over here
before Pearl Harbor.
A lot of people have no use for their cof-
fee rationing coupons, so perhaps we'll soon
be seeing classified ads reading something
like this: "Will exchange four pounds coffee
for use of shoe rationing coupon." A lot of
folks we know would rather go barefoot than
do without their coffee.
A ear jack is almost as unnecessary these
days as an ice box dish to hold a pound of
SAVING OUR SHIRT
For many years "soak the rich" was the
slogan for raising tax money. It was mis-
leading, but a vote-getter. Taxes were some-
thing for the guy who had three shirts, in-
stead of one or two, to worry about. So the
three-shirt man was finally squeezed dry.
Then the two-shirt man was put through the
And now the tax collector is forced to turn
to the one-shirt man. Tax waste of peace-
time has come home to roost in wartime.
What we need is prompt passage of a pay-
as-you-go tax law. Millions of us "first time"
taxpayers find ourselves faced with paying
taxes on 1942 income, without cash saved tor
that purpose. And on top of that, taxes on
our 1943 income are already accumulating.
No one would escape the payment of taxes
under the pay-as-you-go system which would
also give the nation a chance to save its re-
maining shirt and prevent chaos in govern-
ment financial affairs which would result
from inability of millions of citizens to pay
income taxes on income long since spent.
WALK AND CARRY
A lot of people around Port St. Joe don't
seem to realize that this probably will be a
long drawn. out war and that as it continues
our available rubber supply will get smaller
and smaller, and the tires on our cars will get
thinner and thinner until eventually they will
no longer be fit for use, and then it will be
a case of running on the rims or putting the
car up for the duration.
However, we can make our tires last con-
siderably longer and at the same time aid the
rubber-conserving war effort by "walking and
carrying" when we go to the store, and to
our work where possible.
Walk and carry used to. be an old Ameri-
can custom-let's revive it. -
PLANT A GARDEN
A lot of people in Port St. Joe may not re-
alize it, but they're going to do without a lot
of the fresh vegetables they have been accuse
tomed to in the past unless they get busy and
plant themselves a Victory Garden.
Why? Well, for one thing, recent freezes
have ruined a lot of truck crops in the state;
they are "being replanted, but it takes time
for them to grow. Another thing is the strin-
gent rationing program of canned vegetables
and fruits and dried fruits, beans and lentils
which became effective March 1. Housewives
are going to be buying a lot more fresh vege-
tables than heretofore-and there won't be
enough to go around.
Take our tip: Now is the time to start that
Victory Garden. Right now you can plant
,beans, beets, sweet corn, squash, spinach, let-
tuce, carrots, tomatoes, chard, mustard, peas,
parsnips, radishes and potatoes.
An hour a day will care for it-and think of
the exercise you'll be getting!
It has been suggested that some sort of
selective service system be used in the selec-
tion of jurors. The idea is thoroughly sound
but in all probability will be slow of accept-
ance. The present theory that anyone will do
for a juror is not true. Not one person in a
thousand is suited to serve on a jury. In ad-
dition to good character, the proper ideals and
intelligence, a person to be good jury material
must be able to separate. fact from prejudice,
a thing that not everyone is qualified to do.
Many men drawn for jury service under the
present system are conspicuously unfit to
serve. There is a lot of room for progress in
the matter of jury selection.-Punta Gorda
A circle has been called the most beautiful
design invented by man. Port St. Joe motor-
ists will concur in that view if the circle
takes the form of a new automobile tire.
That coffee we're not getting now is good,
ain't it?-Quitman (Ga.) Free Press.
Ben Rivers: "What! Ten points for that?
you double or nothing."
BY GEORGE S. BENSON
It's Everybody's Tax
Being a farmer myself and a
farmer's son with more than 40
years of close acquaintance with
farm problems, my writing last
week on the pay-as-you-go plan for
collecting income tax was almost
entirely a farmer's view of it. But
it is not a one-industry tax. Just
about everybody who earns a liv-
'ing this year will pay an income
tax. Moreover there is a lot to say
in favor of skipping 1942 and figur-
ing this year's payments on this
year's earnings, besides convenience
to us farmers.
Consider our floating workmen, for
example. There are literally thou-
sdnds of them in the country. Many
are only7 farmers who are handy
with tools; our own neighbors, mov-
ing as the war work moves from
one war-boom settlement to another.
Most of these men have higher liv-
ing costs than they ever paid be-
fore. Many are paying off debts on
property and maintaining families
back home. Income tax is a real
problem with them.
The Money Gets Away.
Wandering workers as a class are
not saving any actual money. Those
with a sense of responsibility are
paying debts or investing perhaps,
but others are going in extensively
for cross-roads chicken dinners,
gaining introduction to juke-box so-
ciety. Wayside night clubs have be-
come a problem in many defense
communities. I am not shifting into
a moral lecture. I am merely cit-
ing evidence that a large and well-
paid class of potential income tax
payers made no plans last year to
have cash they will need for taxes
next March 15.
It has been said that swarms of
wandering workers draw pay by a
different name at each new job, that
no record anywhere will prove they
earn $500 a year and that they will
probably never pay any income tax.
Obviously they would pay one un-
der a pay-day deduction plan. But
the really big class are the spend-
ers, about to beat their income taxes
accidentally. Unless they pay tax
on a good year's income while they
are getting it, it will be folly to seek
payment after the war when most of
them may be jobless.
Revenue Needed Now
Under the existing tax system, to
whatever extent defense workers
earned incomes last year that can-
not be checked now, to that extent
they will escape paying any income
tax in 1943. A plan of pay-as-you-
go, figured against their current
earnings, would bring revenue from
them immediately. And, in addition,
to this gain for the Treasury, there
is another one too big to ignore. In-
comes generally are larger now than
they were a year ago and taxes com-
puted on 1943 earnings will be larg-
er than those based on 1942.
Students agree that 1943 will be
the hard year of the war. Our coun-
try's greatest need is now. It seems
positively unpatriotic to stay in debt
to Uncle Sam for this year's taxes
until 1944, especially those new wage
earners who are paying nothing for
1942. Reckless spending certainly is
unpatriotic, for it creates inflation.
Revei-nue collected froni spenders
now will mean less money spent and
thus safeguard fair prices.
Who Will Oppose It
It has been estimated that 90 per
cent of America's income tax pay-
ers are not ready to meet one-fourth
of their 1942 tax next March 15. The
year after the war, when jobs are
scarce and salaries low, many of
them will be in a worse dilemma
still. Pay-as-you-go will help them,
so who will oppose it? The answer is
too obvious. It \.ill be opposed by
pawn brokers and salary loan banks,
People who argue that the Treas-
ury ought somehow to collect in-
come taxes for 11:2 and 1943 both,
while shifting to a pay-as-you-go
plan, have litcd the usual cry
against rich people. They forget
that income taxes do rot apply on
property; only on incomes. And, as
for men who draw huge salaries,
the more they earn the bigger the
share taken by income tax. Any
man who has a taxable income
above $50,030 a year could not possi-
bly pa..: 1.; on two years' income at
once Ic .eI oone year's tax at pres-
ent rates fakes more than half of it.
A Little Figuring
Now thLre remains one sensible
question that is often asked and may
"If I must figure my 1943 taxes on
my 1943 income, how am I to know,
say in January, what my year's
earnings will be?"
The answer is easy! One very
reasonable plan would be to esti-
mate your 1943 income by your pres-
ent rate of pay; or by last year's
earnings if you prefer. You would
pay your taxes on the estimated in-
come and adjust the errors after the
year is over. This could be done
whether you pay taxes quarterly,
monthly, or weekly.
When a man's earnings exceeded
his estimate, he would owe the gov-
ernmrent tax on the difference at
the year's end. If he earned less
than he estimated, he would have a
tax rebate coming to him, deducti-
ble from his tax the following year.
It will require some figuring but it's
a very small effort, to guin all the
other advantages in a year of crisis
for the best government the world
has ever known.
BASS SEASON CLOSES 15TH;
BREAM SEASON APRIL 1ST
Closed season on the taking of
bass becomes effective next Tues-
day and continues to May 20. This
applies all over Florida.
Closed season on bream and
other fresh water fish is effective
in Gulf county only during April
and May. To date no restrictions
on bream fishing in other counties
of the state have been set by the
game and fresh water 'Ti-.," com-
One Time In a Million.
We figure that this might hap.
pen one 'time in a million: Yester-
day the editor of The Star called
Dr. A. L. Ward's number and be-
fore central could ring 'his phone
Dr. Ward picked up the receiver
to call a number, thus getting dl-
rect connection with The Star.
Doec thought he had central and
was rather startled to hear the
voice of Ye Ed asking if he had
any births on record.
Overheard at McCoy's Grocery
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GU1LF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, f943
R- MR 1 T P
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to the raising of cattle. loaded them into trucks to be KIWANIANS ENJOY OLD TO THE PORT THEATRE
..--- ------ taken to the Tripler general hos- FASHIONED SPELLING BEE < <- -The Star is like a letter from pital. The dead were wrapped In
home to your man in the service, sheets and placed outside the hos- Following the transaction of mi- STAND BY FOR ACTION!
Send it to him for only $1 a year. pital. nor business matters at the regu- "The Power Girl."
"Through it all there was no iar meeting of the Kiwanis club "Reunion In France." A "don't
FORc trying or hysteria. We* were too held Thursday evening of last miss."
stunned, and worked, automatic- week at the Port Inn, an old-fash- "Arabian Nights."
ifran One soldier who had suffered ioned spelling *bee was enjoyed by "Letter from.Bataan."
Lie the loss of a foot, sat nursing his the members and their guests. "Across the Pacific."
S E E wound while he waited for atten- Emmett Daniels, and Peck Boyer ------
BUCK ALEXANDER tion. 'Nurse, how often must I let were named by President J, R. RED CROSS WAR FUND
PHONE 101 Costin Building it bleed,?' he asked,. He remem- Norton to captain the two teams DRIVE GETS UNDERWAY
bered, even then, his first aid and they chose up sides. W. C.
Straining. Roche passed out the words and (Continued from Page 1)
R "A corporal called to me: 'Come the contestants began falling by trict; Miss Alma Baggett, bank
COE "A corpora l called to my sergeant.' I looked the wayside. The contest finally, building; B. H. Smith, A. N. Rail-
D ENTIST at the man and saw that he was ended in a draw between -Editor road company shops; Mrs. G. W.
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5 dead. When I told the corporal the Bill Smith and Schoolmarm Erline Jackson, A. N. R. R. office build-
Sundays By Appointment segeant was, dead, he broke into McClellan, pianist for the club. A ing.
Costin Building Phone 8 sobs, saying 'He can'tbe He's coin was tossed for first prize, Mrs. Dave Gaskin, Wewahitchka
too, good. He's my first sergeant.' with Miss McClellan taking off a residential district; J. R. Hunter,.
I thought to myself at the time handsome man's, necktie, and the Wewaliitchka business district and
that this sergeant must have been editor a huge stick .of peppermint court house; Mrs. Paul Brigman,
a swell fellow, as most enlisted candy. All agreed! it was, an exhill- Highland View; Mrs. J. T. McNeil,
Smen don't seem to like first ser- rating affair and suggested an- Indian Pass; Mrs. G. A. Patton,
mendt motherr such contest soon. Oak Grovet; Mrs. Roland Hardy,
S ER h nurse had asked one of A. P. Wakefield of the St. Joe Overstreet;- Carter Ward, White
REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST the doctors to kill us before they Lumber & Export company was a City.
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED would allow us to be taken by the gAdvertisingdoesn'tuest o the club. cost-it PAYS
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor Japs. We had picked our doctors Avertist-t PAYS!
PANAMA CITY, FLA to do this work, and they, promised RUTH LAWRENCE CIRCLE *** 00 *
S.. us they would. MEETS WITH MRS.. RAMSEY
"After the passing of many days The Ruth Lawrence Circle of
S RATIOND things began to function normally the Woman's Society for Christian
SHOS RATIO D again, but there were still many Service of the Methodist Church
But Shoes Repairs Aren't things to keep us 'war conscious', met Monday afternoon at the home
t will pay you to check over For instance, the five-gallon per of Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, with Mrs. A Martin Theatre '2-.
your old shoes and bring month gasoline ration. It amuses W. F. Johnson as hostess and
those to us that can still be me to hear complaints of people Mrs. J. T. McNeill in charge of THEATRE OPENS SATUF
repaired. back here when they get that much the program. 1:00 P. M., CONTINU
The LEADER gasoline a week." Subject for the meeting was DAILY AT
The LEADER Mrs. Benning told of many more "For Love Is the Fulfillment ofDAILY AT
SHOE SHOP incidents and concluded her talk the Law," and it was, developed by SAT
with: "If. the Japs should ever re- Mrs. McNeill. She also gave "The SATURDAY, MARCH 13
turn to the Hawaiian Islands, we Candle Light Service." B IG H I T S
-mericans could prove how good At the conclusion of the meet- Hit No. 1-
R O O 0 0 A N D we, really are-we would surely ing the hostess served delicious
S'set the Rising Sun'." refreshments to the nine members
A --A--4----- and one visitor present. HIS CALLING CARD IS LEAD!
Y TAdverisina dae:n't cost-it PAYS! ;> S (L
EBY THE 800ABIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEEK CLASSIFIED ADS Mr. and Mrs. Bud WilliamsoiILI
Dining Room announce the birth of a 10-pound
l 1REAL ESTATE FOR SALE daughter Saturday, March 6. J- -- 1
Open to the Public FOR SALE-5-room bungalow with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Crews an- wh
-bath, garage; two garage apart Mi. and Mrs. Wilbur Crews an- JOHNNY ACK
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....260 ments, furnished, in pine grove on nounce the birth of an 81/-pound JOHNNY W AC
Lunch, 12 to 2..........40c Sixth St.; house furnished if de- daughter Saturday night; March B R 0 W N
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c sired; electrically equipped. See 6, at 'the Norton clinic. TEX
Madaleine Whitaker. 3-26* T
ESTRAY NOTICE Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Burch are FUZZY
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN announcing .the birth of a daugh- KNIGHT
Coiner Reid Ave. and 3rd St. CAME kd sM L.AC E, argeblac- 'ter Saturday, March 6:: ,
Griffin Grocery Building der square. Owner can have same
by paying for feed and cost of this Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Gaskin an- --- Chapter 7 -
ad. J. N. Walker. 2-19 3-12* nounce ithe birth of a daughter on
MISCELLANEOUS Saturday,, March 6. The young lady "SMILIN' JACK"
has been named Janice Nell.
YOUR INCOME TAX-For assist- s HIT NO. 2
ance on your income tax, phone
101, or 105-2 collect. Will work Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Boufngton an-
Sunday by appointment. 2* nounce the birth of ,an 81/-pound gffleSt
4$100A MONTH INSURES has been named( Joyce. Iaughler and rhythm
ENTIRE FAMILY FOR AS 4- that ever swept you
-- .MUCH AS $4266.00 BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES ft oh your fee-
7- R. F. Hallford, Pastor
New Life Insurance Policy Includes 9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
from 2 to 6 Men, Women or Chil. 94a n y School,
dren, Ages 1-65, without Medical 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. M
Examination Topic: "A Rebellion In Heaven."
Guarantee Reserve Life Insur- 7:00 p. m-B. T. U.
ance Company, Hammond, Ind., a 8:00 p. m.-Evening worship
strong progressive company, with w i. Evening worship
W.HEN Functional Nervous 'over $15,000,000.00 of life insurance Sermon topic: "In Hell."
SDisturbances such as Sleep- in force offers this new policy inx FALKENBURG
lessness, Crankiness, Excitability, 'computed on a legal reserve basis METHODIST CHURCH LESLIE BROOKS KAY HARRIS
Restlessness or Nervous Headache that insures from two to six mem- anson Pastor ---
interfere with your work or spoil bers of a family without medical Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor .. -
your good times, take examination. 9:45 a. m.-Church school.
I With this new policy, costing a 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Dr. Miles NerVIne ,total of only $1.00 a month, an 6:30-Youth Fellowship. SUNDAY MONDAY
.average family of five persons is
:(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets) insured for as miWh as $1,422.00 7:30--Evening worship. March 14 and 15
Nervous Tension can make you For natural or ordinary death. If The Woman's society -meet
Wakeful, Jittery, Irritable. Ner- death is caused by auto accident, "'Tondays at 3 p. mi. Oh Ho e
vous Tension-can cause Nervous the insurance doubles, paying up to First Tuesday after first Sunday,
yeaseno-and Nervous'2Indiges-$2,844.00. And travel accidental FBobaHope
ach nd hNervu Inde4h s Agles t e officiall board meeting. Doroth Lamour
,ioitrin times like these, we are death pays triple, or a total of as official board meeting.
more likely than usual to become !much as $4,266.00. Thus, the entire Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer Dorot-y Lamour
overwrought and nervous and.to family is fully insured for death and Bible study. Choir practice. B
'wish for a good sedative. Dr. from any cause. Bing Cr sby
Miles Nervine is a good sedative Parents purchasing policy can in- EPISCOPA CHURCH
-mild but effective. clude children and grandchildren EPISCOPAL CHURCH
-Iflyoudobu no u sfetive. M even though they do not live in the Services every Sunday evening
If you do not use Dr. Miles same home. Children can include ,t 7:30 o'clock.
Nervine you can't know what it parents, and in-laws in policy. Men,
will do for you. It comes in omen and children from 1 to 65 *
Liquid and Effervescent Tablet accepted without medical examina- Mrs. W. M. Howell returned A A
form, both, equally soothing to -tion anywhere in U.S.A. Prompt Tuesday evening from a week's M 0
WHY DON'T YOU TRY IT ? policy for free inspection. 'Send no .
Get it at your drug store, money. No agent will call-policy New Orleans.
Effervescent tablets 35 and 75*, sold' 9nly by mail. No obligation. WS VNTS Austin uggin
Liqui'259ad 1 $.100. Read direc- Jnst-write Guarantee Reserve Life Meat rationing will include a- NEWS EVENTS Austi
tionsad e.only as dir 1d 128 State aStreetHammond, loney, we are informed-but not "THEN AND NOW"
_:_-'_--=---_-_-_-_.... .---. the political vaiTety. **g ** <
Health is a priceless possession. Protect
it always by consulting your physicians
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 Chemicahl
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe, Fla.
DAYS SUNDAYS AT
2:45 P. M.
TUESDAY, MARCH 16
Also -W. H. Weeks_
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
MARINE BAND and
"THE WORLD TODAY"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 18 and 19
and Governmnent Short
"Wings for the Fledgling"
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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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ON EASY LOANS
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St. Joe Lumber Co.
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WATCH FOR THE
Wreckage of Lost
Plane Found On
St. George Island
Was Bomber With Six Men On
Atlanta To Tyndall Field
V Wreckage of an airplane found
Saturday mo:ning on St. George
Island off Apalachicola has been
identified as that of the Army Air
SFor.ces medium bomber which took
off Fe-bruary 26 from the Atlanta
air base, for Tyndall Field west of
Port St. Joe on a routine adminis-
As far as is known, all six men
aboard the plane perished.
Making up the crew were Flight
Officer Edward A. Bagwell, pilot,
ot Chattanooga, Tenn.; Second
Lieut. Thomas F. Brown, co-pilot,
of Princeton, W. Va.; Flight O-
fice-r Albert D. Braswell of Blue-
ridge, Texas; Sgt. F. M. Morin,
crew-chief, of 'Superior, Wis.; Sgt.
James L. Smith of Ahira, Ga., ant
Cpl. Gene D. Hofhe.rr of Yorktown,
All were stationed at the Army
Air Forces Gunnery School at
Try Alka-Seltzer for
| Headache, "Morning After" Aching
Muscles, Acid Indigestion. Pleasant,
-p--om-pt,' e Jffectie. 30sad d60. .
High Vitamin potency at low cost-
ONE-A-DAY Vitamin Tablets. A and
D tablets in the yellow box-B-Corn-
plex tablets in the grev box.
O DR. M MILES
/ or Sleeplessness, Irrita--
bility, Headache, and
Restlessness, when due to Nervous
Tension. Use only as directed.
S~iamih dependslson the Right Start ,..
rnr iB~f ifTil~aiir li ~ rniii
The wrec.od ,bomber was found
on the north side' of St. Georg
Island by pilots who had been
waging a constant search for ths
plane and the one missing front:
the Apalachicola field.
PULPWOOD PRICES ARE
FROZEN FOR SIXTY DAYS
A 60-day fr.,eze on maximum
pi ices oL pulpwood, producers in
ill southeastern states was an-
nounced Tuesday by OPA. It was
stated that the step was neces,
sary because pulpwood: prices have
been increasing to a level that is
endangering ceilings on pulp and
Maximum prices are frozen at,
each seller's highest prices during
the, five days immediately preced-
ing issuance of the regulation. The
order will be effective until mid-
night May 4, after which specific
dollars and cents ceilings will be
TAX RETURNS FOR
'42 MUST BE FILED
(Continued from page 1)
The law makes no allowance for
failure to file returns by March i
15, and exacts a penalty for those
who do fail by adding 5 per cent
to the tax if the failure is not for
more than 30 days, with an addi-
tional 5 per cent for each addt-
tional 30 days or fraction tnereou
during which failure, to file a re-
turn continues, not to exceed 2b
per cent in the aggregate.
So-if you're one of those who
has been waiting for Santa Claus
to drop a 1942 tax cancellation into
your lap, you'd better get busy, re-
serve Sunday for your figuring,
and get that return into the mail
not later than midnight Monday.
ROTARY CLUB HAS
(Continued from page 1)
on behalf of the Red Cross war
fund drive, stating that this year
more than ever before, we had' to
give to this great cause.
Floyd Hunt re-ported, that the
lunb 'had just about finished th
local school project in connection
with the physical education tough-
ening-up program. High school d.itions to. the city park had com-
boys are building an obstacle pleted arrangements and that the
course from materials furnished work would start shortly.
by the Rotary club.
WV. 0. Anderson reported that Be a soldier on the home front.
his committee on repairs and ai- Help the '43 Red Cross War Fund.
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0 Insist on SA0T,-7A N- ,
This year it's pocl-.-.-wie to bu, the be;t ( HR
starting feed you can get. Good rliiable CATEA f
STARTENA is sill available. And i takes
so little to gie ,to gie a',jr chick ihe head a ta:
they need (o ma!.. big thrifty, profitable /
iavers neno fall.
Rely on CHEK-R-TABS
Protect our inve.rin- t in good chis'-; and
good feed with CHEK-R-TABS-the only
poultry water tablet whi:h acts as diS infec-
an i bowel aerngenr anjd fun.;c de. Y:.*
need only one able't to the quart of ,'''- .
[a,; and c c-nom.cal to u:a.
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