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"THEY GIVE THEIR
War Bonds Today
VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943 NUMBER 29
Legislature Yet Jamboree to Sell
to Take Action On i War Stamps to Be
Finance Problem! Held At Theatre
Two Measures Proposed By Rep- Will Help Swell Gulf County's
resentative Jenkins Would Con-
solidate Several Boards
Well into its third week, the
Florida legislature has still to take
action on the financial problem. A
few bills, aimed in this direction,
have been proposed, including a
sales tax, .a .tax on luxuries and
.amusements, transfer of funds
from special accounts to general
revenue, abolishment of boards,
commissions and services, and the
like-ibut no tax source has been
provided ,to replace the $2,000,000
of old age pension revenue and
the $1,500,000 of county aid lost
when"gas restrictions caused the
cutting off of racetrack funds
Lom horse racing.
No action has been taken on the
governor's suggestion that a three-
cent tax be levied on cigarets and
it is generally conceded that this.
proposal is not acceptable to legis-
lators who are confident some
-other means will be found.
While slow to enact revenue,
laws, an appropriation calling foir
$175,000 has been voted for hog
cholera serum, an increase of $25,-
000 over last year, and provides
that the money come from the gen-
eral revenue fund.
With this major problem still a
matter for future. consideration, it
is apparent that*a' 30-da.y session
is out 'of the question-it is more
apt to go the entire 60 days, with
much of the work still unfinished.
Proposihg economy measures
which he estimates would result in
a saving of approximately $2,000,-
000 a year, Rep. Joe Jenkins of
Alachua offered two bills last
week. One calls tor the consolida-
War Bond Quota; Admission to
Be By Purchase of Stamps
In order to help swell Gulf
county's War Bond quota, Man-
ager Ben Rivers of the Port the
atre, in conjunction with the Port
St. Joe Pilot club and 18 co-opei-
ating business establishments -is
staging a "War Stamp Jamboree'
at the Port theatre next Thursday
night at 10:30 o'clock. Admission
will be entirely by the purchase
of War Stamps at the box office
window, $1 worth of stamps for
adults and 50c cents worth of
stamps for children. Patrons keep
the stamps andi see the show free.
As a special attraction, Manager
Rivers has secured the well-known
15-piece Tyndall Field orchestra
to present a 40-minute program on
the stage .preceding the full-length
feature picture "Great Guns."
Everyone should attend this big
jamboree, not only for the pleas-
ure to be derived from the. enter-
tainment offered, but to sqiell our
War Bond quota.
Make it a date for next Thurs-
day night at 10:30!
SUMMER WATER RATES
ARE NOW -FFECTIVE
Victory gardeners of Port St.
Joe ne.edi not worry about running,
up a big water bill through irriga-
tion of their gardens, for effective
Tuesday 'of this week the regular
special summer rate foi domestic(
water users went into effect, ac-
cording to City Clerk M. P. Tom-
tion of public tax collections into linson.
a new state department of reve- 'The first 3,750 gallons used will
nue. 'The bill would take from 'cost the regular $1.50 minimum, or
Comptroller Jim Lee, and other ,40 cents per thousand gallons; the
state officers and commissions next 2,2,50 gallons will taker a rate
virtually all their present author- 'of 35 cents per thousands, and all
ity in collecting excise taxes and "over 6000 gallons will be 121/2
licenses, cents per thousand gallons.
The other measure would estab- Normal rates are $1.50 for the
lish a state department of investi- first 3,750 gallons; 35 cents per
gation, which would combine all thousand for the next 6,250 gal-
investigating and inspection serv- Ions; 25 cents per thousand for
ices now divided among several the next 10,000 gallons; 20 cents
(Continued on page 6) per thousand for the next 10,000
---- gallons; and 15 cents per thousand
All Now Quiet' for all over 30,000 gallons.
At the regular rates, If a con-
Along Potomac summer used 20,000 gallons of wa-
ter he would pay $6.19. Under the
special summer rate the same 20,-
Police Force Back On Job and 000 gallons will cost but $4.04.
Navy Satisfied With Way
City Being Run
Higher-ups from Panama City in
charge of shipping activities in
this .area conferred with the city
board, of commissioners Tuesday
in regard to the recent unpleasant-
ness last week in which Police Of-
ficer Hudson was, suspended and
Chief of Police Freeman took a
layoff, and stated that when the
two lieutenants made the remarks
that "the air of Port St. Joe stank"
'and that "the oil is going to be
kept moving if I have to see the
whole of Port St. Joe out in the
middle of the bay" were entirely
unofficial and. merely the state-
ments of the lieutenants, and that
they are entirely satisfied with the
way the affairs of the city of
'Port St. Joe are being conducted.
Chief Freeman .and Officer Hud-
son have resumed! their posts,-and
nil seems serene along the Po-
tomac after the storm.
LOIS CROSBY FIRST
WAVE FROM ST. JOE
Miss Lois Crosby of this city,
employed, by the Danley Furniturei
company as bookkeeper, recently
enlisted in the WAVES at Jack-
sonville and will be assigned to
active duty soon.
On assignment to active duty at
a navy shore establishment, Miss
Crosby will release, a man to fight
Asks Protection Should Take Action
For Damage To
Bridges ByBoats Now To Prepare for
Florida House Adopts .Memorial to
Congress Submitted By
E. Clay Lewis
As the result of serious damage
to the A. N. railroad bridge over
the. Apalachicola river by a barge
recently, which closed the railroad
into Port St. Joe for about six
weeks, causing the St. Joe Paper
company mill here to, close down
with a consequent loss of wages to
hundreds of working men, Repre-
sentative E. Clay Lewis of this
city Monday submitted to the Flor-
ida house a memorial to congress
asking for legislation that would
make barges and, boats traveling
the inland waterway system sub-
ject to admiralty jurisdiction for
damages caused to bridges or other
In presenting the memorial, Rep.
Lewis said that if admiralty juris-
diction is established, boats, and
barges responsible for damage
could be attached, and tied utp In
Florida ports until 'the owners
settle. Present methods for estab-
lishing responsibility and collect-
ing damages, he said, ."are inade-
quate, inconvenient and expensive
and in many instances owners or
such watercraft are nonresidents
and can be sued only in the states
where they reside."
The house adopted,,the memorial
by a vote of 82'to 0.
Similar damage, was caused last
week when a barge hit the bridge
across St. Andrew's Bay, west or
Panama City, which has caused
the Gulf Coast scenic highway to
NEW MEAT PRICES
The Office of Price Administra-
tion has held for further consider-
ation dollars andi cents retail ceil-
ing prices on beef, pork, lamb and
mutton, B. E. Kenney, chairman
of the Gulf county war price and
rationing board announces.
The schedule or dollars and
cents ceilings on these four meats
was to have gone into effect on
The postponing of the date to
May 17 was taken in 'order that
the prices which it established
might be scrutinized closely in
the light of the presidential direc-
tive which was issued u-ater the
OPA pricing schedule had been I
Until dollars and cents ceiling i
prices become effective, merchants
will continue to sell beef. veal,
lamb and mutton under ceilings
established by the General Maxi-
mum Price Regulation.
BABY OF MR. AND MRS.
T. 0. RICHARDS DIES
Douglas& MacArthur Richards, 13-
month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
0. Richards, passed, away Satur-
day morning at their Highland
Post- War Activities
City Is Located On Direct Route for South American Trade
To and From Rest of the Nation; Airport Facilities
Are Also of Vital Post-War Importance
Governor Ellis Arnall of Georgia, in a speech last week at
Orlando, stated that "Florida has a golden opportunity for
post-war trade, since it is the closest state to South America,
which will be the nation's number one market after the war.
If you do not have the ports and air facilities you'll find ship-
ments will go from New York."
Arnall's statement was published last week in The Star
Cpl. Carl Bounds, former em-
ploye of the St. Joe Paper com-
pany is now a ski trooper at
Camp McCoy, Wis: Cpl. Bounds
was inducted May 21, 1941, and
attended the non-comlissioned
officers' training school at San
Antonio, Texas, before going to
Wisconsin. He is now receiving
The Star each week through the
courtesy of his brother, J. E.
Bounds of this city.
W. R. Williams
Is Lost At Sea
Son of Mrs, Sarah Williams Loses
Life When Tanker Is
Mrs. Sarah Williams was noti-
fied this week by the navy depart-
ment that her son, William Rich-
mond Williams, head pumpman on
a tanker, was among those lost
when the ship on which he was
serving was torpedoed and sunk
by a German submarine. He had
been going to sea for 24 years.
William, known as, "Billie" to
his many friends, was 51 years of
age, having been born in Syca-
more, Ga., October 15, 1891. In ad-
at sea. She. is the daughter of Mrs. View home of pneumonia. edition to his mother, he is sur-
E. W. Crosby of Elba,. Ala. Funeral services were held Sun- vived', by two sisters, Mrs. J. A.
After receiving Indoctrination day morning from the home, with Kelly of Pensacola andi Mrs. San-
training at one of the 15 training the Rev. O. D. Langston officiat- ders Smith or this city, and two
schools, Miss Crosby will attend an ing. Interment was in the Millville brothers, A. E. Williams of Pen-
advanced school for specialized cemetery, near Panama City. sacola and C. C. Williams of this
training, and upon completion of ---- city.
this instruction she will lbe as- N O T I C E Williams is the secolid Por.t St.
signed to active duty. Turn right now to the Port the- Joe man to be lost at sea during
----- --------ater advertisement and see if the war. Richardi B. Jones, son of
The Star is like a letter from your name is in it. If so, you can Mrs. A. R. Jones, a member of
home to your man in the service, call at -The Star office and get a the Coast Guard, was lost in ac-
Seend it to him for only $1 a year. free pass to the Port. tion in the Atlantic last February.
ktand should have given us all here
in Port St. Joe food for thought.
We should begin making plans
now to get our share of this post-
war shipping to and from South
America, for, Port St. Joe, having
one of the finest natural harbors
on the Gulf coast which can be en-
tered by ships under their own
pou ver, without the aid. of tugs, is
on a direct route, for South Ameri-
can trade moving from industrial
cities of the North and Middle
The' Apalachicola Northern rail-
road, serving 'our' magnificent har-
bor, makes direct connections wlth
',ii' Seaboard Air Line systems at
Chattahoochee, thus giving unin-
terrupted rail service, from practic-
ally any part of the nation west
of the Mississippi river direct to
deep water. It would be of inesti-
mable advantage to industry to
avail itself of -this straightline
movement of materials which we
here in Port St. Joe have to. offer.
We should not only look to the
development of post-war oceanic
trade with South America, but wer
should also start working for the
development of air terminal facili-
ties here, for the same, applies to
,air travel and transportation to a
great extent. Air lines could fan
out from Port St. Joe to all parts
of the nation.
A statement by W. A. Patterson,
president of United Air Lines, in
Chicago, recently should prove of
interest andi give us further food
for thought. Said Mr. Patterson.
"The expansion of commercial avi-
ation in the post-war era will bring
intense competition for world air
routes. The. future of aviation Is
almost limitless, and within ten
years after this war is over, do-
mestic air lines will carry 80 per
cent of the nation's first-class pas-
sengers, 75 per cent of all first-
class mail moving more than 45i
miles,- and 50 per cent of all ex-
By such an expansion in busi-
ness, he said, his company alone
would require a fleet of 5250 planes
compared with 350 at .the begin-
ning of the war. Ann there, are
ten major air lines in business, all
of whom will be looking for avail-
able field facilities and strategic
points from which to operate.
Will Port St. Joe be prepraed
for this gigantic post-war program
of oceanic and air expansion, or
will it be content to remain as it
We should, begin now acquaint-
ing the nation of our strategic lo-
cation. We have deep water fa-
cilities, superb railroad connec-
tions and a hookup with the intra-
.(Continued on Page 4)
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943
AG TWO THE STR PT S. J, G F CI D
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Sitting In With -
the Lawmakers -
By RUSSELL KAY
(Florida Press Association)
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During the debate on the "closed
shop" resolution in the house, an
opponent had some uncompliment-
ary things to say about "Dam-
yankees," forgetting that the Hon.
Speaker came from Illinois, as did
Representatives Leedy and Wise-
heart, while Lyle Smith hails from
Nebraska and Jerry Collins from
Vermont (it's positively revolting).
And while we're on the subject,
do you know the difference be-
tween a "Yankee" and a "Dam,
yankee"? Well, a "Yankee" is a
guy who comes down here and
stays a little while and, then goes
back, while a "Damyankee" is a
guy who comes down here and
stays. And' the 'boys we
send "over there" are Yanks, no
matter where they .come from.
It seems that Representative Joe
Jenkins of Alactua and Thomas
B. Dowda of Putnam were confer-
ring on the proper strategy in the
house battle over the closed shop
issue. Tom accused Joe, of being
hard-headed. "I may be hard-
headed," replied, Joe, "but I'm not
obstinate-there's a difference, you
know." "Sure, I know," replied
and Jerry Carter, bless their little
The dry cleaning and laundry
board had its dirty linen washed
in the house last week when Rep.
E. Clay Lewis, Buck Hancock and
a few others took this price-fixing
body over the jumps and through
the wringer on a bill to abolish it,
which carried by a vote of 82 to
10. Only Parker of Leon had a
kind word for this regulatory bu-
reau which was apparently caught
"with its pants down." A pleased
and grateful public will bless the
Gentleman from Gulf for his effort
to relieve them of this yoke.
An attempt to rob the state milk
board of its price-fixing powers
was met by an angry protest from
dairymen who swarmed committee
rooms and' lobbies like flies. around
a co.w barn. Cowedi legislators
quickly pulled in their horns, and
the bovines and consumers will
continue to ibe milk-ed.
Despite the old adage that "You
can't legislate morals," both house
and senate rolled up their sleeves
and passed a flock of "prohibits"
with penalties so stern and severe
as to make even an Arabian
eunuch watch his step. Oversight
in this purification program was
failure to provide bigger and bet-
Dowda, a nigger is hard-headed While an "informed," public is
and a mule is obstinate." the strongest safeguard a democ-
racy can have, .there is a growing
Despite all the signs you seA tendency on the part of officials
around cautioning folks against and lawmakers alike to disregard
"loose talk," the rumor boys are this truth. There may have been a
having another Roman holiday, time, in our pioneer days when the
They're so. eager to let you in on posting of a notice on a court
the "know" and slip you the "con- house door, concerning an act of
fidential" that you aren't even government affecting the interest
asked to "lend' an ear"-they just or welfare of a private citizen or
grab you and start pouring the in- the people as a whole, might have
formation. Here are a few samples; been considered "adequate," 'but it
Boyce! Williams will be a candidates does -p hold' true today, Putblic
fori-overnor with S.pessard's otf- interest makes i. imperative that
ficial blessing- Holland will run such notices appear In the public
against Claude. Pepper -Holland prints. In a number of bills of vi-
won't run against Claude-Dewey tal importance, legislators have
Dye is the boy, he's a sure shot failed, to provide public notice,
for governor Nuts, Bill Shands other than the posting on a court
will be the next chief executive- house door, which in 99 cases out
Lex Green can't-wbe beat, and he's of 100 adds up to no notice at all.
a sure bet Keep your eye on ,
Mark Wilcox-Don't forget Fuller While it is generally known and
Warren Millard Caldwell didn't understood that the range cow Is
say he WOULDN'T run-And then sacred to Florida, little has been
there's always Stafford Caldwell said about the wandering hog. An
33 New Subscribers
In Five Weeks!
The Star is endeavoring to comply with the request
of the United States government to conserve news-
print, and in order to do so, we are holding our
present subscription list to the number of papers
distributed on January 1, 1943. This means that the
only way we can put on new subscribers is by cut-
ting off those old subscribers who have failed to re-
new their subscriptions within two weeks after
The postoffice department has always required that
subscriptions be paid in advance, but it has been our
habit in the past to carry subscribers whom we knew
would eventually pay up. This we can no
longer do and still give a "break" to new subscribers.
During the past five weeks we have cut off 72 sub-
scribers who were in arrears. Twenty-one of these
have come in and renewed their subscriptions, and
the names of 33 new subscribers have been added to
our mailing list during that period. We can still
place 18 new subscribers (or old subscribers who de-
sire to renew their subscirptions) on our mailing list.
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
PRIZES ARE OFFERED
FOR BEST VEGETABLES
The Gulf County Breeze, at We-
wahitchka, in conjunction with
County Agent Jake White, has in-
augurated a Victory garden cam-
paign in the county in order to
stimulate interest in the growing
of more vegetables, and prizes are
being offered for various classes
of vegetables. Prizes will be in the
form of merchandise, and are be-
ing put up by business concerns
of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Judges of the entries will be
Mrs. Pearl J. Whitfield, home
demonstration agent; Mr. White
and Mrs. G. A. Patton.
Retailers Ndt Allowed To
Remove Expired Coupons
.Complaints have come to OPA
that storekeepers are removing
attempt by Rep. Fuqua of Manatee
to pass local legislation that would
keep rooting porkers out of other
people's Victory gardens stirred
the house to instant action. While
the passage of a local bill is usual-
ly nothing more than a formality,
so eager were some members to
cast their votes for free range
that they couldn't wait for a gen-
eral bill to put in an appearance,
so they rompedi all over poor Ben's
effort to protect his own county.
The bill passed, but noP until 20
irate legislators had expressed
expired ration coupons from their
customers' books. This practice
violates the regulations and can
only result in giving the merchant
goods he is not entitled to.
Expired coupons are of no value
to the person owning them, but
can still be used by stores in ac-
The biggest laugh in "This Is
the, Army," Irving Berlin's soldier
show, is won by a private who, be-
rated by his superior officer,
points to his undecorated sleeve
and says: "Go ahead and break
me. Make me a civilian."
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
T' HINK of it! Your min-
Simum daily requirements
of A and D Vitamins or of
B Complex Vitamins, in one *
pleasant tablet. Remember A
the name ONE-A-DAY
(brand) Vitamin Tablets.
N. E RVI NE
0 TENSE nerves make
i/- you Wakeful, Cranky,
Helps to lessen Nervous
Tension. Get it at your drug
store. Read directions and
use only as directed.
W HEN Headache, Mus-
, eular Pains or Simple
Neuralgia. Distress after
Meals, Gas on Stomach, or
"Morning After" interfere
with your work or spoil
your fun, try Alka-Seltzer.
PHONE 101 Costin Building
* A VALUABLE
Your doctor's prescription is a valuable
document. More than a piece of paper
bearing queer words and odd characters,
it represents his years of training, expe-
rience and skill applied directly to your
individual case. As such, the prescription
deserves the care and accuracy exercised
by our registered pharmacists and the
purity and uniformity of the prescription
chemicals and drugs we dispense.
We use Merck Prescription Chemicce
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
:' andyou'lakvqys ham i'ohauico
W HEN I was a kid my
father used to sing a song
that ended up with this refrain:
"Oh, save up your money and
put it in your box,
And you'll always have tobacco
in your old tobacco box."
Well, the words stuck with
me, but I guess the moral
No matter how hard I tried
... I never seemed to be able
to save up a red cent.
But it's all different now!
About 10 months ago, I
started buying War Bonds on
the Payroll Savings Plan.
Figured it was the least I could
do for Uncle Sam.
And that's the only way I
thought about it until just
Now, all of a sudden, I've
disco'-ered that-for the first
time in the history of Yours
Truly-i'm saving dough.
Every month, rain or shine,
hell-or-high-water I'm sticking
away a War Bond, a Bond
that'll bring me back $4.00 for
every $3.00 I put in.
Those Bonds are beginning
to mount up now. And I'm
going to keep them mounting
up. For I've discovered what
a swell feeling it is to be say-
ing ... on a plan that's regular
as clockwork and twice as sure.
So I'm singing father's song
. a little different.
"Oh, save up your War Bonds and put
tl-,m in your box,
And you'll always have tobacco in
your old tobacco box."
SAVE WITH U.S. WAR BONDS AT LEAST 0%
EVERYBODY...EVERY PAYDAY... Alo
This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by
ST. JOE FURNITURE COMPANY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Buy War Bonds and Stamps
10:30 P. M.
ON THE TYNDALL FIELD ORCHESTRA
- 40-MINUTE SHOW
s" NE Feature Picture "GREAT GUNS"
ALL FREE! FOR PURCHASE OF WAR STAMPS
ALLSee Show Free, Take Stamps Home
ADMISSION: Adults $1; Children 50c --- IN WAR STAMPS
STAMPS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE BOX OFFICE WINDOW
Sponsored by the Port Theatre, Pilot Club and the Following Local Merchants
DANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY MILLER'S DRUG COMPANY McCOY'S GROCERY and GROCETERIA
MILES 5 10 AND 25c STORE THE MIDGET CAFE SCHNEIDER'S DEPARTMENT STORE
ST. JOE BAR SHIREY'S BARS QUALITY GROCERY AND MARKET-
THE LEADER SHOE SHOP BARRIER'S 5 AND 10c STORE GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY COMPANY
COSTIN'S DEPARTMENT STORE JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOPPE ST. JOE FURNITURE COMPANY
COOPER'S BARBER SHOP CARVER DRUG COMPANY THE STAR, "Your Home Town Paper"
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Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Bntered as Second-class 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 printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spo'ren word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country .- -:. Right or Wrong
A reader of The Star, remembering that
Easter came on March 24 in 1940, wonders
why its date this year is April 25, more than
a month later. The reason lies in an interest-
ing co-relationship of mathematics and theo-
Sixteen centuries ago the Nicaean Council
of the Christian Church met to decide many
important matters. One was whether or not
Easter should be observed on the same day-
.as the Jewish Passover, the 14th day of the
month Nisan, or on the following Sunday.
Favoring the former plan was the apostolic
tradition; against it was the growing spirit
to seek separation from Jewish ideas.
The council promulgated this program:
Easter should always be celebrated on Sun-
day; it should be observed at the time of the
full moon so that the light would reduce the
hazards for pilgrims traveling by boat to the
Holy' Land along the rugged littoral of Asia
Minor; it should be celebrated as soon aftea.
the beginning of spring as those t\vo rutiibi-
.conditions could be" fulfilled.
So, the rule is that Easter shall be observed
on the first Sunday following the first full
moon coming on or after the vernal equinox.
That was the best the church fathers could
do because they had to reconcile, as best they
might, three inharmonious factors-the day'
of the week, the lunar month and the solar
year. They have no common denominator
Thus it is that in our Gregorian calendar,
By JOSEPH C. GREW
United States Ambassador to Japan until the outbreak of war, and author of
"Report From Tokio."
(Written for the Treasury Department In connection with the Retailers' "SAY YES"
,campaign to complete the nation's 100,000,000 partially filled War Stamp albums.)
W ASHINGTON, D. C.-In de-
scribing one of the big air
'battles over Guadalcanal a recent
newspaper account tells of an Amer-,
ican flyer who parachuted from his
,crippled plane to the waters of
Lunga Bay. The Navy craft which
picked him up next went to the res-
cue of a Japanese pilot seen strug-
gling in the water nearby. As the
rescue boat reached the Japanese
flyer he suddenly pulled out his ,re-
volver, aimed it at the drenched
American pilot and pulled the trig-
ger. The cartridge failed to explode.
Then the Japanese officer turned the
gun on himself with suicidal intent.
Again he pulled the trigger and
again his revolver failed him. At
this point an American sailor
knocked him out with a boat hook
and pulled him aboard the Ameri-
can craft a prisoner.
Almost daily one reads eye-wit-
ness stories such as this one, and all
-of them clearly demonstrate that
war with our enemy in the Pacific
cannot end in compromise.
For ten years I lived in Japan.
The truth as I know it from close
,observation is this: Nothing less
than the exertion of our maximum
capacities, individually and collec-
tively, in a war of offense will bring
our beloved country safely to the
longed-for haven of victorious peace.
The Japanese are pawns of a
.senseless but mighty militarism-
a warrior caste which is ruthless and
cruel beyond comprehension.
From the flood of eye witness ac-
counts of atrocity and bestiality one
JOSEPH C. GREW
Says It's Figiht to Finish
fact shines clear. We must utterly
crush that machine and caste and
system. If,,however, we Americans
think that collectively and individ-u-
Easter may fall on any day between March
22 and April 25, inclusive.
Easter fell on its earliest possible date,
March 22, in 1818. It will not so occur during
this century. In 1886 it fell on the ultimate
date, April 25, which we shall observe this
Easter is the commemoration and celebra-
tion of the Resurrection and is the most beau-
tiful and solemn of church days, so it is fit-
ting that its date and observance should be
declared by church tradition.
If the people of this country really wanted
to control inflation, they could do so.
The coutnry is faced with rising prices.
Why? Read the headlines in today's newspa-
per. Railway workers demanding" further
wage increases. Thousands of coal miners de-
manding additional wage increases. One fac-
tion of shipyard workers announce they will
withdraw their "no strike for the duration"
agreement if a national labor relations board
decision favors another labor faction. And
then, labor leaders call on the' president to re-
duce the cost of living.
They all blame the farmer who is short of
machinery, short of labor, unable to pay war
wages, but charged for everything he buys
on a war-wage scale.
Can the result be other than higher prices
instead of lower? The situation would be
comical if it were not tragic.
Unless we, as individuals, ., and collective
groups within the nation, show less greed and
more love for our country, it's a total waste
of time to talk about controlling inflation--
no power on earth can stop it-until the ex-
Five of. the day's greatest threats to the
human race are nazi-ism, fascism, bolshe-
vismn, rheumatism and absenteeism.
F'.uit has played :i. -ni- p.t in "mah's
history. An apple caused his first downfall,
and he has been making dates with peaches
ever since.-Titusville Star-Advocate.
Anyone want to borrow our piece of meat?
Tt has been boiled with greens and beans so
many times it's beginning to lose its flavor.
Keep smiling--and buy War Bonds!
ally we can continue to lead our nor-
mal lives, leaving the spirit of self-
sacrifice to our soldiers and sailors,
we shall unquestionably run the risk
of a stalemate with Japan. I do not
have the slightest doubt of our even-
tual victory. But I do not wish to
see the period of our blood, sweat
and tears indefinitely and unneces-
sarily prolonged. We must not fail
to realize -that we are up against a
powerful fighting machine, a people
whose morale cannot be broken ever
by successive defeats and untold
economic hardship, a people who
gladly sacrifice their lives for their
Emperor and their nation. We must
also remember that Japan did not
start this war without carefully laid
military plans for victory over the
United States and a peace dictated
by their war lords at the White
This is a total war, the only an-
swer to which is a total American
victory. It is a war in which half
measures of any kind mean incredi-
ble waste of material, energy and
human life. In this' sense a half-
filled War Savings Stamp album is
synr.bolic of a half effort. There arc,
I am told, roughly 100 million par-
tially complete War Stamp albums
now in circulation. These uncom-
pleted Stamp albums are, in a meas-
ure, like a 100 plillion threats to a
speedy and vidtoridus peace. On
the other hand, for 'every War Sav-
ings album completed and cashed in
for a Bond, you the owner have
helped some soldier or sailor take a
forward step on the uphill road to
Onions and Radishes Give
First Garden Harvest
Spring onions and early radishes
give the first crops from the Vic-
tory garden. Both should be ready
to eat in three weeks or a few days
less from the time they are planted,
and both can be planted as soon as
the ground is prepared.
Radishes have little nutritive
value, but are valued as appetizers,
and a crisp, spicy radish from your
own home garden is certainly
stimulating. One or two of them
will be relished, but one or two
dozen will begin to pall; and in
all too many gardens there are doz-
ens to eat, where two would be suf-
The cause of this is the very
short season that early radishes re-
niain edible. The earlier they are
the shorter this season is, because
they are growing fast, and quickly
pass by the edible stage on their
way to the goal of all plant life,
the production of seed.
With radishes, as with other
crops, you must sow according to
what you will eat. Figure out the
number you will use in a week,
and estimate that twelve early
radishes can be produced in a foot
of garden row. Then sow a week's
supply .of an early variety at a
time. Midseason radishes will be
usable for two weeks, so two weeks'
supply of them can be sown. The
early varieties do not grow well
in hot weather. If you want a sup-
ply all summer, sow a late, sum-
mer variety for that season. But
frequent swings in small lots is a
good rule for all except winter rad-
ishes which take two months to
mature and remain good for six
weeks. They grow.very large, some
weighing several pounds.
One way to grow early radishes
is to mix them with the seeds of
parsley, parsr'-s, carrots and
SHADES OF JOHN SILVER
We got our rat! Yes, sir. But
it wasn't through use of the rat
trap that Horace, Soule sold us for
a quarter after planting the vicious
rodent in our printing office to
eat the chicken feed that he sells
They Give Pep to the Menu in May!
beets, all of which are slow to
germinate. Not more than a tenth
as many radishes as the other
.seeds should be used. The rad-
ishes will germinate quickly,
"marking the row" where the other'
seeds lie, which will assist you in
cultivating. Be sure, to pull and
eat the radishes as they mature
before they can crowd the slower
For the production of green
onions larger sets are better than
the very small ones. Onion sets
from / inch to 1 inch in diameter
or slightly larger, grow faster, be-
cause there has been stored up in
the bulb plant food which is quickly
made available for the growing
plant, and green onions grown from
large sets are likely to be more
crisp and tender than when the
same size of green onion is pro-
duced from smaller sets.
had mileage on it, and only offered
us a dime-the cheap skate!
SITOULD TAKE ACTION
FOR POST-WAR TRADE
(Continued from page 1)
coastal canal which gives us cheap
water transportation to the Middle
West markets and to the Florida
Those of you who have read
Stevenson's "Treasure. Island" re- Will the editor of The Star be
call old Long John Silver. the l e v i cy he wdr
lusty, bloodthirsty pirate with the a lone voice crying in the wilder-
lusty, bloodthirsty pirate with the ness, or will the citizens of Port
peg-leg and the iron-shod crutcl, St. Joe and Gulf county raise thenr
and how he killed men by throw- united voice to tell the nation and
ing the crutch with uncanny aim the world of what we have to
while their backs were turned? offer?
Well. that's how we got our rat. ..
We had: had the trap set hbut an Chicken House Spray
hour or two when we saw the rat With hundreds of people around
slowly creeping along the base of Port St. Joe raising chickens for
the wall. We upped with our eli- meat, they should spray their
trial crutch'and pinned the thief chicken houses regularly. A two
to the bricks with a most satisfac- per cent solution of Creolin is a
tory "squish." good disinfectant. This is made by
We. tried to get a refund on the mixing 51/2 teaspoons of Creolin
trap. having no further use for it, with one gallon of water, or inr
but Horace claimed that it already proportion.
Joseph C. Grew Warns
Half-Effort Will Not Defeat Japan
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943
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PASSION WEEK WILL BE
OBSERVED AT CHURCH
Rev. 0. D. Langston, pastor of
the Methodist church, announces
that. this evening at 8:30 o'clock
the. Lord's Supper will be cele-
brated at the church in commem-
oration of His Passion. This is the
only pre-Easter service to be ob-
served this week.
Easter will be observed at -the
church with special music and a
sermon appropriate to the occa-
ROTARY CLUB HEARS TALK
BY BLOUNTSTOWN ATTORNEY
At the. regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Rotary club, held
Thursday noon of last week, Bart
Knight, attorney of Blountstown,
was the guest speaker, taking for
his topic "The War Effort of Cal-
Attorney Knight gave the num-
ber of men sent to the armed serv-
ices from Calhoun county, which
was quite large in proportion to
population, and stated. that they
ranked from General Yon, a briga-
dier general, on down to buck
private. He also said that although
Calhoun county .has no large in-
drustrial npayrolls it was thp first
sion. Just preceding the Easter u i n L t to
county in the state to oversub-
service, a christening service will s .cue i bn tas
S l r t scribe its 'bond quota, and was in-
be held for the christening of
SA dieed proud that Calhoun, princl-
children. A number of mothers
chave spoken to the. pastorabou pally an agricultural county, now
have spoken to the pastor about a o ace u l
has more acres under cultivation
it. This service will be at 10:50 has deui
than ever before, despite the
o'clock, 10 minutes before 11:00. shortage of manpowe p
Rev. Langston urges that all shortage of manpower
Election of directors was dis-
members of the church and regu- cussed' at the meeting, and these
lar.attendants make a special eft- meeting
will be elected at the next meeting
fort to attend these services. A of the club (April 22).
cordial invitation is extended to,
the: public to be present. IWR
"All members please do not for- W. M. S. CIRCLE TWO
get to bring your contribution for MEETS WITH MRS. VOSS
our benevolences," said Rev. Lang- Circle, No. 2 of the Baptist Wo-
s'ton. "We want to be able to rer man's Missionary society met Mon-
port half of it from the Easter or- day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
fearing. Use the envelope provided L. E. Voss. Mrs. C. M. Palmer
for that purpose." gave the devotional, from Genesis
S* and Titus, and also gave a talk
:ST. JOE PILOT CLUB on "Evangelism In the Home." She
ELECTS OFFICERS was followed with prayer by Mrs.
The Port St. Joe Pilot club, at j. o. Baggett. iMinutes of the pre-
its regular meeting last Friday vious meeting were read and re-
evening at the P-ort Inn, elected norts received from t he treasurer
officers for the ensuing year as and various chairmen.
follows: Mrs. Palmer invited the circle to
President, Lois Crosby; vice- meet with her next week, and. the
president, Julia Creech; second meeting was tfien dismissed with
vice-president, Onnie' Lou Le- prayer.
Hardy; corresponding secretary,
.Dorothy McLawhon; recording see- C
retary, Myrtle Childers; treasurer, We des
Betty Kennington. Directors for to those
two-year term, Margaret,, Belin, bors who
Minnie -Ola Drake, Dorothy Sex- during th
ton; direc-tors for one-year term, beloved
Josephine Grims.ley, Nell Connell, those wh
Dot McLawhon. Mr.
The officers and directors will
be installed at an early meeting. Send T
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS! theservi
ARD OF THANKS
sire to express our thanks
kind friends and neigh-
offered sympathy and aid
e illness and death of our
balby. We especially thank
o tendered, floral tributes.
and Mrs. T. 0. Richards.
'he Star to your man in
ce-only $1 for a year.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Sermon topic: "Man's Blackest
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-- Evening worship.
Sermon topic: "An UrgenT Invita-
tion tI You."
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastoi
9:.45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning Worship,
The Woman's society meets
Monday at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
official board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Send The Star to your man in
the service-only $1 per year.
DR. J C. COE
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor'
PANAMA CITY, FLA ,1
"THEY GIVE THEIR
LIVES -YOU LEND
Buy an d.. a.. ..
So:-- Now ... .
2000 Motorists Lost Right
To Tire Replacements
More than 2000 Florida motor-
ists have lost their right to tire
replacements during the past 60
days, according to the state OPA
mri3age rationing officer.
These represent speeders caught
'by the state highway patrol. Most
were .passenger cars traveling
from 50 to 80 miles an hour. Full
records of the arrests have been
given local rationing boards and
when the drivers apply for tires
they will be turned down.
Send The Star to a friend.
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Canned Goods Coupons D. E.
and F valid through April 30.
Meats and, Butter-Red coupons,
series A, B, C and D, are. valid
Sugar- Stamp 12 good for five
pounds through May 31.
Coffee-Stamp 26 is good until
Gasoline-"A" coupon 5 valid un-
til July 21 for four gallons.
Shoes-Stamp 17 (in sugar book)
good for one pair until June 15.
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT
1:00 P. M., CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
ACTION, to the teankp
of hoof beats! -]
- FINAL CHAPTER
-HIT NO. 2
April 25 26
The Jap-ants were
ji ^ charging as the
'r. t'. -caratrooper landed.
i H. turned to his
"Start talking, Tommy," he
said, "and talk FASTI"
Tommy guns can "talk" as
faz. as 800 rounds of ammuni-
tion per minute!
When war began, it was a se-
rious problem whether America
could make cartridges faster
than the "Tommies" and the ma-
chine guns and the Garands
o-nl.1 1l*t themrn o. -
Ingenuity and electric power
provided the answer! Today,
power-driven machines turn out
60 cartridges every minute-
removing dents, inspecting, re-
jecting-keeping pace with the
rat-a-tats that are shooting our
way to Victory! Power passes
But electric power is doing
far, far more! It's helping to
produce those Tommy guns, too
-and tanks, ships, planes!
That takes a lot of power-
and America's got it! Five times
than in the last war-more
NEWS EVENTS -
April 27 28
S' RE AT
SSTO R Y
'- OF THIS ..
than all the Axis countries com-
bined have now!
And about seven-eighths of
all this power is supplied by the
electric companies under expe-
rienced biuiness management.
In the Service of Customer,
Community and Country.
.A. * *
Chapter 11 of Serial
'WOODMAN SPARE THAT
TREE" Mrs F L Hunt
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
April 29 30
"At the Front In
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APRIL 29 10:30 P. M.
ON THE STAGE
15 PIECES 15
INSURE YOUR HOME
Admission Will Be By the
PURCHASE OF WAR
Children, 50c in War Stamps
Adults $1.00 in War Stamps
BUY STAMPS AT THE BOX
(Just as you would tickets)
You Keep the Stamps and
See the Show! Mrs P S Fensom
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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
SA LEGISLATURE HAS YET TO WORK ON COMPLETION sary equipment for the project.
TAKE ACTION ON FINANCES OF HOSPITAL STARTED -th FORw-
SThe, board of city commissioners Nazi losses so far in the war are Life n
TRANSFER AND STORAGE (Continued from page 1) at their meeting Tuesday night estimated lat 4,500,000 killed, cap- uL 1an
MODERN STORAGE facilities. We agencies, including the state de-! gave the go-ahead signal to the tured or permanently disabled. CALL
make your moves easy. Padded apartment of public safety, the Albritton and Williams Construe- Corresponding losses in 1917 were BUCK ALEXANDER
vans; every load insured. VAN PONK11LEXANDE n
HORN TRANSFER & STORAGE weights and inspection division of tion company of Quincy for comn- 4,259,000. PHONE 101 Costin Building
CO., 28 First St., Panama City, the state road 'department, the pletion of the much-delayed mu-
Fla. Day phone 92. Night phone beverage law enforcement of the nicipal hospital here, and the final An airplane propeller is so dell- Le YMe S
414-J. 5-21* state beverage department and the work started Wednesday. cately balanced that a puff of a
I DR. MILES
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE license inspection by the motor ve- The board also advised' the hos- man's breath will send the blades ALT|PAg
R F EDAN f hicle department, pital architects to proceed with turning in a 15-foot arc, althoughLL
1941 2-DOOR FORD SEDAN forbe p n
sale; $795 cash. In good condi- Instead of each department em- the advertising for b.dls on nece'- the propeller weighs 400 pounds.
tion. Call at Creech and Brooks playing its own inspectors and In-
Laundry. 4-9tf investigators, with one man to
FOR SALE watch license tags, another to COm ing to the
check truck weights, and so o,
weight about 180 pounds; *to be one inspector would do the job .
sold at pen April 19. Marked crop under a special department re-- / ITH YOUR responsibilities,
and under-square in each ear. J. sponsible for all such services. can you afford to leta Head-
N. Walker, Port St. Joe. 4-16* Jenkins contends it would cut THEATRE ache, Muscular Pains, Functional
FISH BAIT sharply the number of employes / THEATRE- Monthly Pains or Simple Neural-
now on state payrolls, eliminate gia slow you down? Dr. Miles
that are guaranteed to get the avy travelexpense,prevent the SUNDAY MONDAY APRIL 25 26 s he n ri
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly duplication of effort and be more comforts forne sxtears.
in the Sheffield colored quarters, satisfactory to all concerned.
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
LEE G. HUGHES, Plaintiff,
ADELINE G. HUGHES, Defendant
The ,State of Florida:
TO: Adieline G. Hughes, whose
residence is unknown.
You are hereby ordered to ap-
pear on the. 3rd dayl of May, 1943,
before the above styled Court to
the bill of complaint for divorce
filed against you in the. above en-
WI'NESS the Honorable Ira A.
Hutchison andl E. C. Welch, Judges,
of said Court and the seal of this
Court in the City of Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, this 26th day
of March, 1943.
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr., 4-9
Attorney for Plaintiff. 4-30
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GARY COOPER in
"The Pride of
The Life Story of Lou Gehrig
Teresa Wright Walter Brennan
Countless American housewives
consider Anti-Pain Pills almost
as much of a necessity in the
medicine cabinet, as is flour in the
kitchen cupboard. They have Dr.
Miles Anti-Pain Pills in the house,
many of them carry these little
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bag. They are prepared for these
minor aches and pains that some-
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-ARE YOU? Dr. Miles Anti-
Pain Pills are pleasant to take
and do not upset the stomach.
Get Dr. Miles. Anti-Pain Pills
at your drug store. Regular
package 25 tablets 25r, Economy
package 125 tablets $1.00. Read
directions and use only as direc-
TrHERE'S a war job to be done
- right in your own poultry
house. No need to add to present
equipment. Simply use extra
floor space to help Uncle Sam
produce the 200 million extra
chickens needed to replace red
mkeat on order for Armed Forces
It's both patriotic and profitable
to use a feed geared to fit this
war-time need. Purina Broiler
Chow is built to give you;.
1. High Livability
2. Rapid Growth
3. Low Cost Gains
4. Top Market Quality
Fresh stocks always available.
Call us today!
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FORT ST. JOE