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VOLUME Vl PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTRY FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943 NUMBER 2.4
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Legion To Take GULF COUNTY HAS
520 MEN IN SERVICE
In First Veteran
n According to word from the
Of W world War II state selective service office, Gulf
county now has 520,' men in the
armed services, apportioned, as
T. W. Davis To Be Feted With follows: Army, 446; Navy, 60;
Fish Fry at Wewahitchka Marines, 7; Coast Guard, 7.
Ad- :. ..-.- Of this number 3S5 are inductee
.In conformity with a resolution
passed at the last national coniven-
tion of the American Legion mak-
ing eligible, to membership all
honorably discharged men serving
in the armed forces during World
War II, Gulf County Post, Ameri-
can Legion, will take into its mem-
bership next Wednesday evening
T. W. Davis, 26, son of Mrs. T. W.
Davis of Altha and brother of Mrs.
B. A. Pridgelon and Miss Edna Da-
vis of this city, who has received
a medical discharge after having
served 14 months in the service.
In celebration of the taking in
of this first veteran of the present
war, the Legion and. the American
Legion Auxiliary has made prepar-,
ations for a big catfish supper to
be held next Wednesday evening
at 7 o'clock, CWT, at Mrs. Bailey's
Camp just outside Wewahitchka.
All members of the post and the
Auxiliary are urged, to be present
to extend, a welcome, to the new
At the .meeting of the post Tues-
day night it was unanimously
voted that the post contribute Le
gionnaire Davis' first year's dues,
he being the first member to be
taken in from the new crop of
Other business discussed at the
meeting Tuesday night was the
forthcoming district meeting to be
held at Marianna March 28, which
will be attended by a number of
members from the local post, and
election of post officers, which is
to be held April 20.
Patty Lovett reported, that he
would soon start work on the 12
by 20-foot board, to be erected, by
the Legion in the vacant lot ad-
joining The Hut upon which will.
be placed the names of all men
from Gulf county serving in the
Adjd'tant Leroy Goforth was in-
structed to write a letter of ap-
preciation to the. St. Joe Lumber
& Export company, which donated
lumber for the board, and to Mr.
Simmons for hauling the lut 'ber
to -the designated location.
SPOOK SHOW AT
PORT NEXT WEEK
Manager Ben Rivers,of the Port
theater announces, 'confidentially,
that. he will have oh the stage of
the. theater Saturday night, March
27, at midnight, one of the spook-
iest and weird tSpook" shows
every to be shown in 'this city. He
solemnly warns that anyone with
a weak heart or high 'blood. pres-
sure had better stay away from
In addition, on the, screen will
be shown' "The Boogie Man Will
.. .You," a picture that is guar-
anteed to shake you with chills
and at the same tiine split your
sides with laughter.
Turn right now to the Por-tfhe-1
ater advertisement and see if I
your name is in it. If so, you can
call at The Star office and get a
e nesday Evenng
free pass to the. Port. | started plants through the St. Joe
Last week Austin Huggins and Hardware company; which is otf-
W. H. Weeks. failed to call for fering them for sale through an
their passes. Too bad. advertisement in this issue.
registartns and 135 are volunteers.
Dies of Injuries
Seriously Hurt While Working On
Apalachicola Bridge; Services
Held Here Yesterday
Mr. Sanders Smith, 60, who re-
ceived -serious injuries February
26 while working on the, damaged
draw-span of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad bridge across
t h e Apalachicola river, passed
away Thursday evening, March 11,
at a Panama City hospital.
iMr. Smith had been a section
foreman since he was 20 years of
age, first working for the Sea-
boardi and L. 0. P. & G. and com-
ing to the A. N. 18 years ago. He
had 'been a resident of Port St.
Joe for ten years.
He was loved, and respected by
all who knew him and was a dea-
con in the First Baptist church.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs.
Pearl Smith, who before her mar-
riage was Miss Pearl Williams; a
small son, Harry: Lee, .both 'of this
city, and one daughter and five.
sons by a previous marriage, Mrs.
T. F. McRe'yonlds of Florala, Ala.,
S. M. Smith of*Montgomery, Ala.,
R. B. Smith, who is with the navy
at M-ayport, Fla., Monroe Smith of
Bremerton, Wash., J.-D. Smith of
Telogia, Fla., and Sgt. Frank
Smith, who is stationed at Breck-
Funeral services were held yes-
terday morning at the First Bap-
tist church with the Rev. R. F.
Hallford officiating. Pall bearers
were J. F. Miller, J. 0. Baggeitt,
C. G. Costin, Duffey Lewis, B. F.
Hunt and, W. J. Belin. Interment
was in the Mount Pleasant ceme-
tery at Chattahoochee,.
WOMEN ARE NEEDED
TO MAKE DRESSINGS
An urgent .plea for additional
volunteer women workers to step
up Port ,,St. Joe's .production, of
surgical, dressings for ,use by the,
army and' navy was issued yester-
day by Mrs. R. V. Cotburn, who Is
.in charge of the Red Cross, room,
Word received from national
Red Cross hbeadqluartrres states
that the need for dressings.;is iAm-
mediate. Mrs. Coburn declares
that many new local workers will
be required 'to keep pace with; this
city's share, of the .1;500,000,000
surgical .dressings needed lby the
country's armed forces this year.
She asks that volunteers make
their availability known to her .at
once, either by phoning her home
or registering at the Red Cross
PLANTS AVAILABLE TO
All of you.who intend planting
a Victory Garden to supplement
your family larder now have an
opportunity to secure a variety of
Rationing of Meat
To Begin Monday
Ashes of Aviators
Strewn Over Plane
Service Commemorates Six Fliers
Who Died In Plane Crash On
St. George's Island
Ashes of the bodies of the six
fliers from Tyndall Field who died
when the .bomber they were flying
rom Atlanta to Tyndall crashed
on St. George's Island February
26, were strewn over the wreckage
of the plane Tuesday afternoon
during a special non-sectarian ser-
vice conducted by Captain Edward
G. Finnerty post chaplain at Tyn-
dall Field. Following a brief mess-
age, Chaplain Finnerty dropped a
wreath from -the circling plane.
A special memorial service was
conducted at the post chapel Sun-
day morning with Capt. Finnerty
in charge. Cremation of the bodies
was carried out with consent of
iext of kin of the fliers.
Aboard the wrecked plane were
Flight Officer Edward A. Bagwell
of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Second
Lieut. Thomas F. Brown of Prince-
ton. -W. Va.; Flight Officer Albert
D. Braswell of Blueridge, Texas;
Sgt. F.'M. Morin of Superior, Wis.;
Sgt. James L. Smith of Ahira, Ga.,
and Cpl. Gene D. Hofherr of York-
town., Ind. All were stationed at
the Army Air Forces Gunnery
School west of this city.
The demolished plane- was dis.
covered on St. George's Island
March 6 by pilots who had' waged
a constant search during the eight
days the plane was missing.
ARE APPROVED BY WPB
Word has been received' here
from Congressman Bob Sikes that
the War Production Board has ap-
proved priorities assistance to the
Federal Works Agency for the
P5rt St. Joe municipal hospital,
and an advetrisement for bid's for
its completion appears in this, is-
sue of The Star.
Bid's will be opened Thursady
morning, April 1, at the city hall.
A special meeting of the hospital
committee, has been called for 8
p. m., March 31, at the city hall -to
discuss the project.
MANY COMMISSIONS ON
PAPER CO. HONOR ROLL
The St. Joe Paper company has
installed on the front of its office
.building a handsome glass-covered
frame containing the names of all
men in its employ who are serving
with the armed forces.
Among the 176 names on the
honor roll there are. five captains,
tw.o first lieutenants, three second
lieutenants and one ensign.
Be a soldier on the home front.
Help the '43 Red Cross War Fund.
HELP OUR BQYS$
In'the Armed Servie*0.
n loy Their Lelsure If oursnJ
OUR MEN .NIED
.llilllllllllllllllll1lm illllllllll1liH! 1 llllllllllll!l!lllllllllil
Sugar-Stamp 12 now good for
five pounds 'through May 31.
Coffee-Stamp 25 (in your sugar
book) good for one, pound through
Gasoline-"A" coupon 4 good for
four gallons through March 21.
Shoes-Stamp 17 (in your sugar
oook) good, for one pair until
Tire Inspection-"A" tire dead-
line is March 31.
Food Rhtion Stamps-March ('the
blue A, 3, C) stamps will be valid'
through March 31 and the April
stamps (blue D, E and F) will be
available for canned goods from
March 25 through April 30.
Red Cross Drive
Here Is Lagging
Chairman Conklin Reports That
But $800 of County's $2200
Gulf county is lagging in contri-
butions tb the. Red Cross War
Fund drive launched last week,
according to B. B. Colsklin chair-
man of the drive. With a goal set
it $2200 for Gulf county to raise
during the drive., but $800 had
been contributed up to yesterday.
Funds contributed in the drive
will be used for local as well as
national 'Red Cross activities, $700
of the total being sent to national
headquarters and the remaining
$1500 placed at the disposal of the
The Red Cross right now has a
big job on its hands, and it takes
ready cash to carry it out. We
should all give as much as pos-
sible eightt now-and then give
GENERAL DISEASE LAW
TO BE PASSED .BY CITY
%At the regular meeting of the
board, of city commissioner's Tues-
day evening, City Attorney E. Clay
Lewis Jr., was instructed to pree
pare for submission an ordinance
providing for the control of ve-
sereal diseases in the city.
The ordinance will provide for
comulsory treatment of anyone
having syphilis, or gonorrhea and
wit permit state health depart-
ment inspectors to come into the
city once a week to inspect res-
taurants and check health cards of
Fines will be provided for those
who do not comply with the regu-
VICTORY GARDEN PAMPHLET
IS ON "BEST SELLER" LIST
The U. S. Department of Agri-
culture's "Victory Gardens," a slim
pamphlet for beginning gardeners,
is now on the "best seller" list
and' on the way toward making
A first printing of 500,000 copies
has already been exhausted, and
a second printing of 2,000,000 is
rapidly dwindling. The pamphlet
is distributed free by the depart-
The department is now planning
to push distribution of "Home Can-
ning," one of its long-time pamph-
let "best sellers." Write for both.
Mrs. Lovie R. Coburn has been
named a volunteer recruiter for
Port St. Joe in the navy's pro-
curement drive for enlisted per-
sonnel in the WAVES and SPARS,
women's reserve of the navy and
Appointment of Mrs. Coburn was
announced by Chief J. A. Ansley
of the district headquarters at
Jacksonville', who ivas here Mon-
day to organize and map out plans
for the local campaign.
Qualifications for enlisted per-
sonnel include U. S. citizenship,
between the ages of 20 and 36,
two years of high school or busi-
,ness college. minimum weight of
95 pounds, at least five feet tall.
Mrs. Coburn has been given a
number of application blanks and
literature. She states that she will
be glad to interview any inter-
ested persons at her home or at
the Red Cross surgical dressing
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most twice as. much meats and fats
but only, half as much cheese as
the British are getting.
. Sixteen points per consumer per
week will be allowed, for all of the
new rationed food's and the con-
sumer can decide upon which of
the rationed items, he pi-.fers to
spend most of his points.
It isn't possible to say exactly
how much of each of the foods a
consumer will get each week, but
it is estimated that the following
average weekly/ rations will be
approxima je during the next few
months: iMeat, 2 to 2/, pounds;
butter, 41/2 ounces.; lard, 4-ounces;
margarine, 1%/3 ounces; cheese,
slightly less than 2 ounces; short-
ening, 3 ounces.
The new meat-fats-cheese ration-
ing program will leave only a fewl
items of food, unrationed-such as
fresh and frozen fish, poultry and
game, breads, cereals and, flour,
fresh fruits and vegetables.
IThe new program-which will
use the red stamps in War Ra-
tion Book Two-will include: AU
fresh, frozen, cured., smoked and
canned meats and meat products
derived from beef, veal, mutfon,
(Continued on page 3)
MRS. COBURN NAMED AS
RECRUITER FOR WAVES
Butter, Cheese, Edible Fats
And Oils Included In New
Program of OPA
Biggest topic 'of discussion in
Port St. Joe right now, taking
precedence over the war, weather,
tires and gasoline, is the rationing
of meats and, other products which
will begin Monday, March 29 (et-
fective midnight Sunday) on a
basis that will give Americans al-
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RED STAMP VALUES
'The value of red stamps from
Ration Book No. 2, when in ef.
fect and when they expire d'u40-
ing the first five weekly periods
are announced by OPA as fol-
PAG TW TH STAR POTS. JOE .ULF CONY FLRD FRDY MARC 19 1943 .
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months...... $1.00
--A Telephone 51 S<-
The spoken word is given scpt attention;
the prffite'd word is thoughtuiUy weighld.
'ffre s oken word barely asserts; the prit hd
ward tboroughly convinces. The spohen td
is rost; the printed word remains.
Our Country "'3 Right or Wrong
A RAID MIGHT BE JUST THE TICKET
Nazi Germany is threatening reprisal bomb-
ings of America's east coast in retaliation for
the present "inhuman and wanton" bombings
of Berlin and other German cities.
Probably the Germans could send over a
few planes and drop a few bombs along our
eastern coast, and it probably would be a
wonderful builder-upper of morale if. they did
-be just the thing we need to make the great
majority of our people realize that there
really is a war going on.
Here in Port St. Joe every effort has been
made to man the A. W. S. airplane spotting
tower from daylight to dusk, and while there
are a few volunteers who appear regularly
to serve their two-hour shift, the greater
number who signed up have appeared several
times and then failed to report further. The
same applies to the 'Red Cross surgical dress-
ing room. Volunteers start enthusiastically
and then, after a few shifts, fail to return.
People just don't seem to realize that they
should do everything in their power to fur-
ther the war effort. If they devoted all of
their time to efforts on the home front they
still would not be doing half as much as our
men on the battlefronts in all parts of the
Yes, we sincerely believe that it will be
necessary for the enemy to drop a few bombs
in our front yard before most of our people
will be wakened from their state of suspended
animation in regard to the war.
WHY MORE COMMITTEES?
A proposal has been made in the house of
representatives to establish a new standing
committee on aviation.
There is about as much sense in that as in
advocating a new standing committee on
railroad transportation in addition to the in-
terstate commerce commission, or a new
standing committee on labor in addition to
What this country needs is fewer commit-
tees with fewer uninformed persons on them
and consolidation of many existing commit-
In looking over an old copy of the Satur-
day Evening Post we noticed an advertise-
ment that was headed: "Buy a Car and See
the World." Today it would read, "Try and
Buy a Car and See What's Left of the World."
We know some men here in Port St. Joe
who will walk. five miles around a pool table
and then kick to beat the band if their wife
asks them to walk a block or two for a loat
of unsliced bread.
They tell us that the end of the well-dressed
man is in view. Tch! Tch! Tch! Jasper
News. Well, he can sew a patch on the seat
of his pants.
A man with a wife and two good automo-
bile tires has nothing else to worry about ex-
cept some place to go.-Lake City Reporter.
THE RED CROSS WAR FUND
All of us know what a vitally important
work the Red Cross does here at home in
saving lives, relieving distress and helping to
rehabilitate the victims of sudden disaster.
Many .of us have seen its wonderful minis-
tries in Florida after a hurricane has crossed
the peninsula, leaving thousands of people in
urgent need of food, shelter, clothing, medi-
cal care and the means of beginning life anew.
What the Red Cross has done and stands
ever ready to do on the home front, it is now
doing the earth around, especially on those
far-flung fields hnd seas of battle where our
boys are fighting for a free America and a
Wherever our boys are fighting, there the
Red Cross is serving-not only in hospitals,
away from the battlefront but often within
a mile or less of the thick of action. By be-
ing right on the job the Red Cross is saving
and conserving the lives o0 our fighting men.
Such is the significance of the campaign
for the Red Cross War Fund now launched In
Gulf county-a campaign to raise $2200 as
our part of a nation-wide fund of $125,000,-
000. This is a cause so great and urgent, so
near to our homes and hearts, so splendid in
all that it means to our country and to hu-
mankind, that every citizen, every man, wo-
man and child, should rejoice in the oppor-
tunity of helping carry it to a speedy success.
GROW SOME VEGETABLES
Now is the time to prepare your ground
for that Victory garden. Planting season is
near at hand In fact, there are quite a num-
ber of vegetables that you can plant now.
The department of agriculture has set a
goal of 18,000,000 Victory gardens in 1943
and these gardens can do much to help meet
the food needs of the year. How many of
those gardens will be in Port St. Joe?
Farmers are attempting to meet the big-
gest production goals in the history of the
country, and they are working under the
handicap of labor and- material shortages.
They need the help of Victory gardeners in
every town and city.
Inquiry about town indicates an almost
universal interest in Port St. Joe in Victoryn
gardens this year, and these gardeners wilI
make an important contribution to the food
supply of our city as well as the nation.
If you haven't yet made plans for a Vic-
tory garden, do so now before it gets too late
in the season.
We're still staunchly in favor of a pay-as-
you-go tax plan. Taxation must be put on a
pay-as-you-earn basis levied against current
income. And we know there are a large num-
ber of converts to that opinioti right here ih
Port St. Joe since last Monday.
With meat rationing in the offing, here's a
tip: The ancients ate more vegetables than
meats, and they didn't know whether a vita-
min was a fish or a fowl.
We may consider this "cold" weather for
Florida, but we. can thank our lucky stars
that we're not living above the Mason and
Bougie and Bone are in Allied hands, and
if the boys hear of any foreign places named
Jive and Jook, they'll take those, too.-St
It appears that a horse's neck might be-
come a mane dish in some American home.
-Baker County Press.
It used to be "a chicken in every pot." Now
it's three pair of'shoes for every pair of feet.
When better operations are performed the
women will brag about them.
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
Books Offered For
Back Yard Food lot
Thousands of pounds of much-
needed food might be released to our
fighting forces and to Lease-Lend,
believes our local Purina Merchant,
if citizens of this community utilized
the food-growing facilities of their
own back yards.
There's enough ground behind the
average kitchen door, he believes, to
produce all the vegetables, broilers,
domestic rabbit meat, goat's milk,
etc. any family can eat. In many
back yards enough more might be
produced to bring in 'additional fam-
ily income, a fair. share of which
might go for the purchase of more
war stamps and bonds.
All these food-growing projects
can be attended to in leisure time, at
small expense, and.with little or no
previous experience, he adds. And
they render practical independence
from present or future food ration-
"That's the way our fathers and
grandfathers fed their families,"
states the Purina Dealer, "and to
win this war and send all the food
to our soldiers and allies needed to
win the war, that's the way we'll
have to feed our own families too!"
If you wish to enroll your own
back yard in the "Home Food Lot"
Program now being sponsored by
this paper in cooperation with the
Purina Merchant, we suggest you
call at the "Store With the Checker- .
board Sign" for the various book-
lets on how to start a small broiler
plant, rabbitry, or goat dairy.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
ENTIRE FAMILY FOR AS
MUCHAS _$4266.00 .
N-w Life Insurance Policy Includes '
from 2 to 6 Men, Women or Chil-
dren, Ages 1-65, without Medical
','Guarantee Reserve Life Insur.
dance Company, Hammond, Ind., a
strong progressive company, with
over $15,000,000.00 of life insurance
in force offers this new policy
computed on a legal reserve basis
that insures from two to six mem-
bers of a family without medical
t With this new policy, costing a
total of only $1.00 a month, an
average family of five persons is
insured for as much as $1,422.00
)or natural or ordinary death. If
death is caused by auto accident,
the insurance doubles, paying up to
$2,844.00. And travel accidental
death pays triple, or a total of as
!much as $4,266.00. Thus, the entire
family is fully insured for death
from any cause.
'. Parents purchasing policy can in-
clude children and grandchildren
'even though they do not live in the
same home. Children can include
parents, and in-laws in policy. Meh,
women and children from 1 to 65
accepted without medical examina-
tion anywhere in U.S.A. Prompt
payment of claims guaranteed. Get
policy for free inspection. .'Send no
poney. No agent will call-policy
Bold, nly by mail. No obligation.
Just write Guarantee Reserve Life
Insurance Co., Guarantee Insurance I
gidg., 128 State Street, Hammond,
,Y, U.S.WAR BONDS
BY THE $8.00
WEEK 80 -1,
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....2C5
L Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Coiner ReiKd Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building 4
W HEN the stress of modern
living gets "on your nerves"
a good sedative can do a lot to
lessen nervous tension, to make
you more comfortable, to permit
Next time a day's work andi
worry or a night's wakefulness,
makes you Irritable, Restless or,
Jumpy-gives you Nervous Head-
ache or Nervous Indigestion, try
Dr. Miles Nervine
(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets);
Dr. Miles Nervine is a time-:
tested sedative that has been
bringing relief from Functional
Nervous Disturbances for sixty
years yet is as up-to-date as this
morning's newspaper. Liquid 25*
and $1.00, Effervescent tablets 35#
and 750. Read directions and use
only as directed.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943.
FRDY AC 9 9 3H SAPR T OGL CUTFOIAPG HE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH .llllllllll IIllllIllllllllllllllllllllllIIIIllll NO BAN ON CIVIC CLUB
Services every Sunday evening LUNCHEONS, SAYS OPA
at .7:30 o'clock. SOCIETY
1Itllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Members of the Kiwanis, Rotary
Joe Ansley, formerly with the ARMY AIR MEN ENJOY and Pilot clubs here were a bit
Fort Myers News-Press and now SOCIAL AT PORT INNI worried: for a time with the story
with the navy recruiting office, at Members of the guard squadron going around -that OPA would halt
Jacksonville, was a visitor in this et the Army Air Forces Gunneroy all luncheon meetings April 1.
city Monday. Camp at Apalachicola enjoyed a However, in a report to The
get-together social at the Port Inn Star, the Office of Price Admin-
FOR here last Saturday evening. istration states -that the report is
Pfc. D. B. Curr presided a erroneous; that OPA is concerned
e Insurance aster of cereones,introducin with the fair and equitable distri-
Life Io rr of ce nimes, r bution of food, but will not aL-
S E E several original numbers per- mpt to tell hotels and restau
BUCK ALEXANDER formed, by those present. A guest rants how to use their allotm restau-
PHONE 101 Costin Building of honor was Mrs. Carolyn Mc- rants how matter of fact," ays OPAtmnts.
Neir, manager of the Inn. "As a mattny of the luncheons and din.
A steak supper was enjoyed fol- "ersany of the ceons and dln-
ters that are held serve a defl-
IAND lowed by dancing Present were
SJ, tenmembers of th guard group nite war purpose;. Bond purchasers
SDR.1 C C oand themb dates. The dining room are pledged at them; trade groups
and their dates. The dining room
DE N T I S T f the Inn was appropriately dec- discuss ideas and work out better
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5 orated with freshly-cut Florida ,methods of speeding war produc-
Sundays By Appointment tion.; labor management groups
Costin Building Phone 8 flowers. discuss their problems and work
.....---...... BAPTISTCIRCLE 2 MEETS out solutions. Obviously, no good
WITH MRS. McCLELLAN purpose would be served in dis-
WITH MRS. McCLELLAN couraging such meetings."
Circle No. 2 of the Baptist Wo- -
man's Missionary society met Mon- COLLEGE MUSICIANS TO
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. BE AT WAR EXHIBIT
DR. C. L. REICHERTER C. A. McClellan on Palm Boule-
REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST vard, ten members being present. President J. R. Lee, of the A.
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED The meeting was opened by & M. College, Tallahassee will be
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor slinging "Sweet Hour of Prayer," the main speaker at tlh e War
PANAMA CITY, FLA followed by sentence prayers and Chest and Red Cross War Fund
the devotional given by Mrs. C. campaign here next Friday, March
M. Palmer. Mrs. J. 0. Baggett con- 26, sponosred by the Washington
ducted the brief business session, high school and the colored civil-
SHOES RATIONED which was followed, by a program ian defense force. Accolored civil-
ian defense force. Accompanying
But Shoes Repairs Aren't In charges of Mrs. Palmer. Taking him will be the famous college
part on the program were Mrs.
It will pay you to check over Bagge'tt, "Current Events"; Mrs.. quar ities' will begin at the
your old shoes and bring B -, E M, Activities' will begin at the
those to us that can still be W. C. Pridgeon, "Freedom's Holy school at 9:30 a. m. with presen-
repaired. Light"; Mrs. L. E. Voss, "Debtless station of the school war exhibit
ADenominations," and Mrs. Edwin and the awarding of prizes.
The LEA DER Denominations," and Mrs. E. Ram- At band
SHOE SHOP sey, "Tony's Hope Unanswered."will lead a parade through the
I At the conclusion of the meeting business district of the city and al
----------------. Irs. McClellan served delicious 2 o'clock the school's physical ed-
refreshments to those present.
efTehmnsr'tt'hotsepr es ucation class will present an ex-
VICTORYl l hibit at Washington high. The F.
SPEAKER-ELECT OF HOUSE A. & M. band will offer a concert
GARDENERS! IS GUEST OF CIVIC CLUBS of patriotic music at 3:30
Richard Simpson, Kiwanis lieu- (hei public is invited to see the
We are now, taking orders tenant-governor of the Monticello exhibit and attend all events, in-
for the following PLANTS, to district and speaker-elect of -the eluding the Red. Cross rally at 8
house for the forthcoming legisla- p. m. in the school auditorium'.
be delivered during the week tive session, was a guest of both
of April 12: the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs of For humanity's sake give to the
SWEET PEPPERS thi ts cty on Thursday of last week. 1943 Red, Cross War Fund.
On both occasions he was intro.
TOMATO PLANTS duced. by Representative E. Clay CLA SIFIED ADS
EGG PLANTS Mr.. Simpson stated that he be
S s REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
HOT PEPPERS lives all civic clubs have an op-
portunity to do much toward win- FOR SALE-5-room bungalow witL
Anyonenterestedis-a d ning the war, ad that it is up to bath, garage; two garage apart
stop in and place their order ments, furnished, in pine grove on
all of us to do a little better than Sixth St.; house, furnished if de-
we ever did before. sired; electrically equipped. Sec
4^ ir Madaleine Whitaker.. 3-26'
St.Joe Hardware -T A. MEETING NEXT MISCELLANEOUS
St.JoeH dwae THURSDAY AFTERNOON
LEGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds.
C ompa y The Port st. Joe Parent-Teach- Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
eres association will .meet at 3:30 Contracts, Promissory Notes, and
Your Local Feed and Seed Store p. m. next Thursday, March 25,, at Purchaser Agreements. We carry
the high school. All members and a stock of these blank forms at
all times. The Star, Phone 51.
others interested are asked, to be
present at that time. Refreshments LEGAL ADVERTISING
will be served at the conclusion ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
S o the meeting. Sealed proposals will be received
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis Jr., president by City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
of the Port St. Joe Woman's club, the City Hall, Port St. Joe, Florida,
\' "until 11:00 A. M. o'clock, EWT,
will speak on "Citizens of Port St. April 1, 1943, for completing con-
J, Joe and Their Schools." She will struction of Hospital Building, des-
S* point out why every citizen should ignated as FWA Project No. 8-240
be interested in our schools. (N. F.)
Plans, specifications and' con
tract documents are open to pub-
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES lic inspection at the, City Clerk's
R. F. Hallford, Pastor office, City Hall, Port St. Joe.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School Florida, or may be obtained from
S9SMITH AND GILLESPIE, P. 0.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. Box 1048. at Jacksonville, Florida,
Sermon topic: "Philistine, Ways of upon deposit of $10.00. The full
Doing God,'s Service,." amount of the deposit for one set
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U. of documents will be returned to
00 p m ning worship each actual Bidder and all othei
8:00 p. m-Evening worship deposits will be, refunded, with de-
9 GOOD REALTH Topic: "The Two Most Important ductions of $5.00 for each sei.
a--lt pQuestions About Jesus Christ." which amount cove:'s cost of re-
Sealth is a priceless possession. Protect production of these documents, up
it always by consulting your physician on return of all documents in goo,
and dentist regularly. You may avoid METHODIST CHURCH condition within 10 days after the
unnecessary discomfort and expense by Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastoi date. of opening ol' bids.
visiting your physician before you be- 9:45 a. m.-Church school. Bidfs muit be accompanied by a
come ill, and your dentist before you 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. 'erti"e clihek or bid bond in an
have a toothache. Our registered phar- 6:30-Youth Fellowship. t t idanfive (5%
tions with extreme care and aecssracy 7:30-Evening worship. No bid iav he withdrawn after
The Woman's society meets the scheduled closing time for the
Weure Merck PreFscriptsfon Chemical, Mondays at 3 l. i. receipt of bids for a period of 30
TLeH dyPharm T Y First Tuesday after first Sunday. daye Owner reserves the rghs
LeHardyPha rmacy official board meeting. t, reject any or all bids and to
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer waive informalities.
Phone 5 Port St Joe and Bible study. Choir practice. ('Signed)
CITY OF PORT ST. iOE, FLA.
RATIONING OF MEAT
TO BEGIN MONDAY
(Continued from Page 1)
lamb and pork, as well as "variety
meats," sausages, hot dogs ana
souse; canned fish and. canned
shellfish; the most important na-
tural and processed cheeses and
most of their derivatives, but not
cottage-type and cream cheese,
most edible fats and oils, including
butter, lard, margarine, shorten-
ing, salad oils and cooking oils
(excluding mayonnaise and sale.
The 16 red stamps available to
each consumer each week will be
interchangeable and may be used
for any of there items included in
the program. For instance, a house-
wife may spend more points on
meat and less on cheese, or more
on cooking oils and less on mar-
garine or butter.
Consumers will not 'be asked to
declare stocks, on hand, as with
coffee and canned foodstuffs.
The new program permits re-
tailers to give "change" in ration
stamps ,when a customer finds it
impossible to give the exact
amount of valid red stamps when
making a purchase. Only 1-point
red stamps of any valid series may
be used for this purpose.
Gadi White of Wewahitchka was
transacting business in this, city.
Make the Red Cross your per-
sonal representative to America's
soldiers and sailors, 'by giving to
'he 1943 Red! Cross. War Fund.
ON THE STAGE
THE GHOSTS AND THE
GOBLINS WILL ALL
COME JOIN IN
ON THE SCREEN
[0UU SHAKE WITH CHILLS... AND LAUGHTER
B ,n, KARLOFF I
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'^aufg MUUERi~is/i ^ ji I
Opens Daily 2:45, Continuously
Saturday 1:00 Sunday 1:00
SATURDAY, MARCH 20
Chapter 8 of Serial
March 21 and 22
The Biggest Navy Picture Yet
TUESDAY, MARCH" 23
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
WA Hit DABEDl U do .bl r ih
lUh %!sS~ dr'f -I.1 '. l o E
"SNOW TRAILS" and
Mrs. B. 1. Hunt "LIGHTS OUT"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 25 and Z6
41, it, u lions
n n ,,i,-, C0
NEWS and Mrs. R. W. Smith
i, lnnI III, /AII nIIII III Ii, llllk illulillilllll@ Alnln J
I -~-- -
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGE FOUR T
NO THEATER TAX FOR
SERVICEMEN AT PORT
Life Insurance 1Cho board of city commissioners
uife Insurance in session Tuesday evening agreed
CALL to eliminate the city tax on thea-
BUCK ALEXANDER ter admissions to all men in un,-
PHONE 101 Cosiin Building 'form. The tax was dropped at the
-- behest of Hugh G. Martin, owner
4t;!!!! N !!WI lb' T ifill:!!!!! !fl IN llllli llM ljlillillN11m i of the Po.-t thlua.t:r, w ho, in a let-
EN 1 N t r to he commission, statcd:
.i"Now that we are dependent upoi;
Sthe tarmel forces of our country as
You Can Still never be. ore in the history of the
BUILD United State.s, I feel that it is ihe
REPAIR duty of ever. on' of us to favor
REROOF the armed ior(es in every wv y
P AIMT possible."
MARINE CORPS RESERVE
TAKING IN 17-YEAR-OLDS tion.
The enlistment of 17-year-olds
in the Marine Corps' Reserve will "D
be continued throughout March., ffrai
Men in this age bracket will be "W\
enlisted at once; however, they doctc
will be placed on inactive duty, be- "SI
ing subject to call for training "L
within three months. Also under "B
rented at the time of applica-
The Very Idea!
doctor, said the caller, "I'm
d my wife is going crazy."
Vhat seems wrong?" asked the
ihe wants to, buy a goat."
et her buy a goat."
ut she wants to keep it in the
"But a goat smells very bad."
"Open the windows."
"What! And let all my pigeons
--- )_ '-- _
Husbands make j3kes at the ex-
pense of their wives, but they
have to pay for them later.
-he man who bets on another
The man who bets on. another
the new 17-year-old enlistment house." mans game is not contributing to
plan a birth certificate must be "W- ll, let her keep it in the charity.
ON E CMi
--See UG For Es.imate-
We Do MPl~wim--k and Btditd Boats
Si. Joe Lumiber CO.
I Admission now at the Port f'oi-
n men in uniform is 11.cents upstuir.
and 20 ,eents downstairs.
KEEP YOUR PROPERTY
iN FIRST CLASS SHAPE
None of us know how. long this
war will conti'uie, but while it
go-es on we will not be allowed to
build new homes or business
houses, so it will pay to keep what
buildings we have in the best pos-
Tnere is no law against spend-
ing up to $200 at one time to re-
pair and k-iep in repair your prop-
erty or to .build small additions
that may be deemed. necessary.
Repair now, while you have the
opportunity. Get in touch with
i your lumber or harclwarei company
: and make the necessary arrange-
Peacock Formerly Official Bird
The peacock 'used to be the of-
ficial Christmas -ird in early Eng-
land and was not replaced until
the 16th. century, when the turkey
came into favor.
Send Thie Star to a friend.
BLUE-WHITE light blazes down
on the tense little group. .... A
suction machine hums quietly.
. Skilful fingers poise an
electric knife.... A human life
depends on the smooth, even
flow. of electric power.
Electric equipment of many
kinds serves the modern hos-
pital. Busy doctors, and nurses
use it every day for diagnosis
and treatment, 'without even
pausing to think of the elec-
tricity that runs it,
But electric power isn't auto-
matic. The hard-working men
and women of America's elec-
tric companies are the folks
who have made it dependable.
They've made it plentiful,
too--so that America's war
plants have far more power
than those of any other nation.
And they've made it cheap -
so that the average American
home enjoys about twice as
much electricity for the same
money it paid 15 years ago.'
These are the results of prac-
tical business management
under public regulation part
of the system of business free-
dom in which millions of
Americans have put their faith
and their savings.
In the Service of Custome4
Community and Country.
Good Chics ... Good Feed ... Good Sanitation! There's the combine.
tion to help you win your all-out Battle of Poultry Production. This
year of ALL years you must do your best. Apd here's our contribution
to help make this your greatest poultry year a Special Victory Com-
bination priced to fit the patriotic spender who rightfully expects his
money to go further and buy more.
100 CHEK-R-CHIX, our own
brand of Top Quality, with
bred-in livability and egg ca-
pacity. REGULAR PRICE $13.50
100 Ibs. Purina STARTENA,
enough to last 100 chix for
three weeks. REG. PRICOE $ 4.75
CHEK-)R-TABS, the sensa-
tional new poultry water tab-
let.'30-tablet bottle, 3 weeks'
supply. REGULAR PRICE .25
S Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"
All Three in VICTORY COMBINATION at .... $17.35
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer Port St. Joe, Fla
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
THESTA, PRT T.JOE.GL UNYFORD
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943