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SEABEE KEN CREECH
PREFERS GULF COUNT'
Kenneth Creech, with the Sea
bees "Somewhere In the Pacific,'
and apparently quite, some dis
tance from home, for he says i
takes a letter 13 days' to reach hin
by air mall, writes his brother
Gus: Creech, as follows:
"Guess I am getting along pretty
good. How's. the fishing? I sure
would' like to be .there, as so far
behind' with my, fishing and drink
ing I don't think I could. evei
catch up, if I even had a chance
I get along well dulling the day
but these long nights are pretty
lonesome-have to go to bed' by
dark as the mosquitoes will eat
you up. -Have to do a washing
every few days, we get dirty so
quick here as there are no floors
in the tents. My letters
will drop off for a few weeks soon.
Can probably tell you the reason
later on. I don't think I
have told you that this- island has
lots of wild' deer and pigeons on
it; have not seen any yet, in fact I
haven't been. very far from camp.
We are getting cigarets. for 50c a
carton and .I got a. carton. of gum
today, for 7,5c. This is
the first half day I have had off
sincehere; been on duty from, day-
light 'till dark and no light in our
tent at night, so have gotten bt-
hindi with my writing. I go on duty
at noon, today and get off at mia-
night. Am sitting out in .the woods
writing on my knees. Having to
lead a pretty rough life. Do. al1 my
shaving, laundry and bathing in a
three-gallon 'bucket and have to
carry water most a block. Sure
would appreciate, a '1kth in 'the
batt'bub. Had to'put out a washing
this morning and would, have ap-
preciated some Creech & Brooks
laundry service very much.
"Flies, and mosquitoes are after
you all day, and the mosquitoes
keep "it up at night. We have a
good' net that fits over the cot, so
can get a good night's. sleep. Our
food is pretty good-will keep you
from starving. Have to watch out
or the flies will get it eaten up
first. Had some rain for a few
days last week, and it sure got
things in a m'ess. Our let-
ters are censored so can't tell
much about where we, are. I can
say we are on an island in the
Pacific Ocean and the natives' are,
black. I met three the other day
and could only talk with them in,
the sign language, so I did not
learn much from them. It
has started toe rain. so will finisfa
this in myj tent. Sure miss you.
folks a lot and the good meals, we
had. So Richard Porter joined the
Seaibeeis'? Poor fellow. I didn't
think the army was that close af-
ter him. This rain is com-
ing down, -and I know things will
,be in. a mess. before the day is'
over. If I ever get back home, I
don't think I will ever leave Gulf
county. This island is a long way
from home.. Didn't see much on'
the way over, other than lots of
flying fish. Last week we had to
sit out in the rain to eat several
of our meals; don't think 'I will.
ever be aJble to' -get 'clean again.
How Some Buck Spooner
is back at. (stin's, and, what does,
*his wife lbok like? Is, he the same
..cla-Buck, or has married life
changed, him? Tell .him I said
"hello" andi take a few drinks, for
me. I sure am getting behind with
my drinking. Will close
for this time."
Visits From California
Sgt. Otis HarrlIson was in Port
St. Joe for several days visiting
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
(Continued on Page 2).
Y Blackout Test Is Gas Book Forms
: Scheduled Here ow vailbl
t At Ration Board
o Wednesday Night
Wa Night Motorists May Secure Applicatior
Blanks for Renewal of Basic
e Ordered By Army and Will. Mileage Books A or D
r Affect All Area West of Ap-
- alachicola River; Co-opera' Application blanks for the re-
tion of Public Is Urged. newal of basic mileage ration
-- books A or D now are available at
Port St. Joe and' Gulf county the Gulf county ration board, office,
. will have the second blackout test and also may be obtained at all
t inf tthe last few weeks next Wed- gasoline stations, Chairman C. G.
nesday night, according to infor- Costin announces.
maation received, here by B. b. The application blank, when
'Conklin, head. of the Gulf County properly filled out, may be mailed
'Defense Council. to the ,board together with:
The test has been ordered by 1. The present tire inspection
Sthe U. S. Army, and has been ap- record. for the vehicle for which
'proved by the Southern Defense the application is made. The record
'Command, 'through the Fourth Ser- must show that at least one' in-
vice Command. All the area west section has been made and' ap-
of the, Apalachicola river will be proval given.
affected. 2. The back cover of the pres-
The test is to 'begin at 8:33 and 'ent A or D ration book showing
'end' at 9:29 o'clock, Central War the signature and address on the
'Time, which will make it 9:33 and lines provided.
10:29 in this area; If the application is approved,
The time and signals will be as the board will mail a new book to
follows: Yellow, 9:33 p. m. (E.W. the name and' address shown in
ff.); Blue, 9:55; Red, 10:04; Blue the address listed on the, front
'10:14; White, 10:29. page of the blank.
Commander Conklin urges, all Only those spaces in heavy bor-
members of the Defense Council der must be filled out by their ap-
ito be prepared to take up their plicant.
assigned, stations, and asks full co- Those securing the new books
;operation of the public in making must immediately write' the license
the, test a success, number of their car on the back of
He states, thaat while the practice all stamps in the u'ook.
blackout held' several weeks aglo Filling station operators, have
was considered good, there were been authorized to refuse sale ot
a number of violations of the gasoline unless the coupons are
blackout regulations, mostly from properly .signed. Penalty for viola-
ignorance', and he asks that all tion of the rule is not more than
lights. visible from outside be ex- $1000 or imprisonment for not
,tinguished Wednesday night, that more, than one ye3.r, or both.
cars be kept off the streets, dur- ---- ----
ing the blackout period and that Coffee Drinkers
pedestrians do. not move about on
the streets. Begin to Perk Up
FDA Urges Larger --
Java Addicts Beginning to Crawl
Purchases of Spuds Out of Holes and Take More
Cheerful View of Life
Chairman S. A. Young of the Gulf
County Food Advisory Commit- That low moaning sound we've
Urges People To Eat More been hearing since last November
when restrictions were placed on
S. A. Young, chairman of the the sale of coffee has taken on a
Gulf County Food Advisory Corn- more cheerful note since the first
mittee, states that word from the of this month when OPA allowed
Food' Distribution Administration a pound, of the roasted, bean .to
is that large scale wastage of Irish each individual every, three weeks.
potatoes is' imminent unless the Our heavy coffee .drinkers, such
consuming public exe-rts every er-1'as Doc Norton, Mike Smith, Hor-
fort to step up the demand fo I, ace Soule, L. W. Owens, Otto An-
this highly important staple foo;. i person, George Maddox, C. J. 'Red'
"Scarce for many weeks, pota- Sullivan, Jack Fowler and Doc
toes are now rolling in fiom the -Carver, who drool at the' thought'
potato-producing districts in ui- of coffee steaming in a cup, arL,
precedented .quantities," said Mr. crawling out of their holes, with
Young. "In fact, production is run- whoops of joy and lapping up all
ning about 3-5 per cent ahead ot the surplus, java that local food
last year. And as these, early po- dispensaries. are willing to let
tatoes are more perishable than them have. Their faces are losing
usual 'because of the het spell we that woebegone expression tha-.
are having, they must be, d1s- has marked them as doomed souls
tri'buted and. consumed, quickly or for the past seven months, ana
they will polll" they are taking a more active in-
Mr. Young urges, housewives, res- terest in living.
taurants and boarding houses to We urge them to drink heartily
se su more otatoes.' oinrtia R n -r. o ii. .- .' Af L', .o.o., the
Seven Negroes Dro
Wh C R
wT LCen aurl" o I
Ferry At Overstreet
NEW MANAGER *Coast Guardsmen Rushed To
-- Scene In Vain Effort To Re-
suscitate Vlctims; H. E. Hall
Is Eyewitness To Tragedy.
'Seven negroes, slix of. them wo-
men, all from this. city, met death
"t by drowning Monday evening whRen
the car in which they were riding
rolled Pbackward, off the ferry boat
used for crossing the Intracoaqtal
Canal at Overstreeit.
The victims were Rev. Ed Pat.
terson, owner of the car, who was
..driving, Josephine Johnson, Rosa
Lee Perry, Virginia Hayes, Stella
Harris, Lizzie Blue and Lola D.
r .''. ". The accident occurred about 8:30
m. as the party was on its way
home from a fishing trip, and, ac-
S...i cording to H. E. Hall of this&city,
whose car was on the ferry with
A. V. "Swede" Benson of High that occupied by the negroes, Pat-
Springs, Fla., who has been terson's car started to roll off the
named as district manager fo' barge backward and when. the
the Florida Power corporation's ferryman told' him to stop he, re
western division, replacing the plied It hat he co sdn't.
late J. P. Coombs. Story will be Mr. Hall stated it all happened
found on page three. Mr. Hall stated it all halpened
so quickly none of the victims had
time to get out of the car or even
Purina Dealer shout. He sdid that after 'the ma-
chine sunk from sigbl into thae
Joins In''Food for nine feet of water at .,that point,
one or two- of the women came to
'Victory' Drive the surface, and that although he
shouted at them to swim to the
bank they swam down the middle
Must Stretch Our Feed to Produce of the canal.
More Meat, Milk and Eggs, iMr. Hall and the ferryman took
Says Hprac'e Soule the ferry to the bank over the
spot where the car had gone down
A good example, of how local
business 'men are helping to win
the war 'is Horace Soule's newly-
adopted plan of assisting farmers.
and home poultry growers to pro-
duce more Food, for Victory.
The iSt. Joe Hardware company,
of which Mr. Soule is, manager, has
just enrolled in the Purina "Food
for Victory" crusade which is
aimed, at conserving feed, plug-
ging sanitation and management
leaks and increasing our national!
"We are approaching a very
serious crisis in the feeding of
but could do nothing to rescue the
occupants. They then pulled the
ferry across the canal again and.
Mr. Hall drove at breakneck speed
to the Coast Guard station at Bea-
con Hill to report the accident. He
then came on to Port St. Joe and
reported to Chief of Police M. 0.
Freeman, who in turn relayed the
information to Sheriff Byrd E,.
Mr. Hall was of the opinion that
as his car, which was empty, was
on the front end of the ferry and
the Patterson car with its seven
passengers was on the back end,
livestock and' poutiry." Mr. Soule the barge had a tendency to sin.
explains. "On the one hand, ou- lower at the back end. Several
country is calling for more, and colored residents here stated fhat
more food for our armed forces Patterson was an inexpert driver
and allies. On the other hand,
there is not enough feed to' meet
the demand, and with uniprece-
dented numbers of livestock and
poultry on farms and in back yard
pens, feed supplies' are dwindlingg
at an alarming rate. It is up to
us to. stretch our feed' to produce
more meat, milk and eggs. From
the contacts we have made with
our customers we are convinced
that this. can- be done by elimi-
nating costly waste due to im-
proper feeding .and management,
noor sanitation and unpreventable
Mr. Soule states that he or a
-- -- ;- f i m il e ll
tav thei ui s vr usP UI u p whiiue t iy .mcay-, anu oreou e' representative of his .firm wl tca
that their use could' out down on- questionable practice ot endeavor- on farmers andi others and assis .
meats, thus saving meat points. ing to probe top deeply, into the in filling out "action sheets" onr
So. let's all pitch in and' eat po- future; for whether 'this -new lease all livestock an.d poultry opera-
tatoes fried, baked and boiled. In |on life granted, them is a forerun- (Continued on page 6)
fact.*the tubers ain't so. bad when !ner of even better things to come ---
eaten raw with salt .on 'em. i or merely a prelude to stricter ra, N O T I C E
Dig out the cook book and you'll itioning. no one knows. We. doubt Turn right now to the Por* the-
find a number of different way tou 'even if OPA itself could answer after advertisement and Vee if
prepare spuds that should mak that question. But it does mark a your name is in it. If so, you can
them go over big with members of cheery high-light.' tn the -erstwhile rl1 at The Star office and get a
the family. gloomy picture. for java 4imbi'bers. free lass'to 'the Port.
and( that his car had very, bad
(Continued on Page 3)'
STAMP SAkLES HERE
SHOW STEADY RISE
Postal receipts of a community
are always a good, barometer of
a community's growth or decline,
and. if of growth, whether it is of
a permanent character or the
Receipts of the Port St. Joe
postoffice' have increased steadily
and in an unbroken manner dur-
ing the past six years, nothing to
shout about, but indicative of a
growth of our community that is
steady and permanent-something
that is here to stay.
Postal receipts at the local post-
office for the six months ended
June 30, 1943, totaled $8,425.01, an
increase ,of $1,144.16 over the first
half of the year 1942, Postmaster
H. -A. Drake announced .yesterday.
There were 12,653 .money orders
issued during the six months-just
PORT ST. JO, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1943
rnt f rf TNE TA- POTS.JE UFCUTFLRD RDY UY1,14
Sikes Would Use
Prisoners of War
To Harvest Crops
Advocates Establishment of Camp
In West Florida To Get.
In Peanut Crop
Congressman Bob Sikes would
make use of war prisoners to har-
vest Florida crops, and at his
urgence representatives of the
War Food Admihistration are In
conference with state officials to
see what can be done.
Sikes advocates the establish-
ment of a camp in West Florida to
help in harvesting the peanut croi,
and the food administration is also
considering similar camps in Win-
ter Haven, Belle Gladse and Home-
steadi, where prisoners could be
employed in helping with fruit and
vegetable harvesting next season.
Under international law war
prisoners, may be compelled to
work in any capacity not directly
connected with the, production of
war materials'. Prevailing wages
must be .paid prisoners, who re-
main under .guard of military au-
War prisoners now being as-
sembled at Camp Blanding could
be used, Sikes points out.
Mr. and Mrs. George McLawhon
ind children have returned from
North' Carolina, where Mr.s. McLaw-
lion and the children spent a
month visiting and' Mr. M-cL. a
-*e S S E w. wI q ,-
LOOK WHAT'S COMING
TO THE PORT!
July 28-"Hangmen Also Die.'
July 29-"Lady of Burlesque.'
August 5 and' 6-"Reap the Wild
Wind." In order tna everyone
will have a ohance- to see this pic-
ture, the doors of the theater will
open at 10 a. m. Thursday, Au-
gust 5, the first day.
Returns From Hospital
Mrs. J. E. Rollins returned last
week from a Dothan hospital
where she had been for two. weeks
after undergoing a major opera-
tion. She is confineda to her be-d
at present, but is reliorted recuper-
Mrs. Freeman Home From Hospital
,Mrs. M. 0. Freeman returned, to
her home. here Wednesday from a
Dothan, Ala.; hospital where she
had, been for two weeks after un-
dergoing an. operation.
Trees Make Soap
Rosin from pine trees is being
substituted, for fats, in making
soap. Turpentine is the base for
synthetic camphor, and can be
made into, synthetic rubber.
"Economy is the only thing now
that will save civilization," states
an editor. Well, so long, Civiliza-
tion; in some respects it was nice
having known you.
,The pot of gold is always at the
other end of the rainbow.
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
of Port St. Joe in the State of Florida at the close of
business on June 30, 1943.
Loans and discounts (including $-none- overdrafts.) ...$ 56,485.92
TU.:S. Government obligations, direct and, guaranteed .... 1,074,233.76
Obligations of States, and political subdivisions ........... 115,934.29
Cash, 'balances with other banks, including reserve 'bal-
ances, and cash items, in' process of collection ......... 245,10.8.52
B&nk premises owned (none), furniture and fixtures $1858 1,858.00
Other Assets ......................................... 644.41
TOTAL ASSETS .................... .......$1,494,z64.89
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships and corpora-
tions ................................................... $ 526,994.58
Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 81,087.66
Deposits of U. S. Government (including postal savings).. 600,000.00
Deposits of States and political subdivisions ............. 237,083.73
Other deposits, (certified andi officers' checks, etc.) ...... 1,17317
TOTAL DEPOSITS .................. $1,446,339.14
Other liabilities ... ................ .................... 104.39
TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated
obligations shown below) .................... .$1,446,443.53
Capital .... . . . ........................ . $ 25,000.00
Surplus ................................................. 11,000.00
Undivided profits ............................. . ..... 9,321.36
Reserves (and retirement account for preferred capital) .. 2,500.00
TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .................... 47,821.36
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $1,494,264.89
This bank's, capital consists of common stock with a par value of
MEMO RA N D A
Pledged assets (and securities loaned.) (.book value):
(a) U. S. Government obligations, 'direct and guaranteed,
pledged to secure deposits and 'other liabilities ...... $1,000,000.00
(bh) Other assets pledged to secure, deposits, and other
liabilities (including notes and bills rediscounted and
securities sold under repurchase agreement) ........ 65,000.00
TOTAL ................... ......... .. .......$1,065,000.00
Secured and preferred liabilities:
(a) Deposits secured by. pledged assets, pursuant to re-
quirements of law ......................... ......... 810,000.00
TOTAL ........... ............................. $ 810,000.00
On date of report the required legal reserve against de-
iposits of this bank was ................................. $289,267.80
Assets reported above which were eligible as. legal reserve
amounted to ...........................................$370,311.25
I, S. L. Barke, President, of the above-named bank, dio solemnly
swear that the above statement is true, and that it fully and cor-
rectly represents the true state of the several matters herein contained
and set forth, to, the best of my knowledge, and belief.
HARRY H. SAUNDERS,
J. L. SHARIT,
M. L. FLEISHEL, JR.
State .of Florida, County of Gulf, ss:
Sworn to and subscribed before, me this 12th day of July, 1943, and
I hereby certify that I am niot an officer or director of this bank.
(SiAL) 1S Na PILLINGIM,
My commission expires Sept. 6, 1943. Notary Public.
L Syndicated Content
SAvailable from Commercial News Providers"
Italian troops, hands raised, rushing to surrender to British soldiers
after they had put up a brief but futile fight near Pachino on Sicily.
Indications seem to point to the faot that Italians don't particularly
want to fight but are forced to by the Germans.
CONVOY CLOSES ON SICILY
1 ,.. :~
Anti-aircraft guns of a convoying battleship fire at one of the few
Axis planes that managed to, get through the Allied air urmbtrella
as the 2000 or more shTps and barges in the greatest invasion fleet
of history head for Sicily from North African bases.
t K. Johnson, up in Nashville, Tenn.
<< W ith the Colo S > made a notation to "look on
page 18," but the only item of in-
(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
(ervng in the armed forces. Pictures, which teres.t we found there was a pic-
should be in uniform, will be returned.) ture o.f film actress Shirley Pat-
---- person in an abbreviated bathing
(Continued From Page 1) suit exposing several square yards
J. Harrelson, and contacting old of shapely epidermis, so we guess
friends after being away from that's what *he meant us to see.
home for two years. Sgt. Harrel- Anyway, thanks for the "Yank,"
son is with the Army Air Forces Paul-now maybe some of you fei-
at Mather Field, Calif. lows will send us a copy or two of
"The Stars and Stripes."
Charles Stevens Jr., Joins Navy
A farewell dance was held in the Beautiful Gals
Centennial auditorium the evening iGus Creech' dropped in yester-
of July 2 for Charles Stervens Jr., -day just as we were goingI-topress
who left July 4 to join the Navy. ond showed us a pos:;-ard he h,.
He is now stationed at Pensacola. received from Ken Creech. It was
The farewell dance was given by a group of half-naked, fuzzy-
his brother, Ellis, and Miss Louise headed black gals with the nota-
Wilder. tion at the bottom, "Native Belles,
A* Solomon Islands," so apparently
Arthur Soderberg Home On Visit that is where Ken is located. You
A/,C Arthur Sodecberg, who has girls who have been worrying
been in training at the Air Force about scme of those island belles
school at Coral Gables, spent from grabbing off Ken don't have to
Saturday to Tuesday here visiting worry-just go around to the lann-
his parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. C. A. dfi. anud ask Gus to-show you that
Soderberg. He left for Atlanta and postcard'.
expects to be assigned from there,
to some pre-flight school for fur-' Put every dollar above the
other training. To date he has 60 necessities of life into War
hours, in the air and has gained Bonds. Payroll Savings is
.14 pounds. "They sure feed good," the best means of doing your
I I best iii helping your sons and
he remarked, friends on the fighting fronts. Fig-
tire it out yourself.
Alton Dendy Visiting
.Sgt. Alton Dendy from Louisiana
is, visiting this week with his par-
ents, Mr. And Mrs. E. B. Dendy.
Kirby Misses Paper,
Hospital Attendant Walter M.
Kirby; somewhere In the, Pacific
with the, U. S. fleet, V-mall's us
that he hasn't been receiving The
Star lately, stating, "There is notli-
ing that will boost a fellow's mor-
ale like. his ho-ne paper." We're
sorry, Walter. but the paper has
been going each week to the ad-
dress you give-you'll probably get
five or six In a bunch shortly.
Paul Johnson Sends Us "Yank"
We received- a copy of "Yank,'"
the soldier's paper, trban A/S Pau'l
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Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
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Dangerous High Blood Pressure
(Essential Hypertension) is usually
marked by distressing symptoms
such as dizziness, throbbing head-
aches, sleeplessness and nervous-
ness. If disregarded, this may lead
4to Heart Trouble, Stroke, Paralysis,
Hardening of the Arteries or Kid-
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of a heart specialist, is designed to
quickly aid in the relief of these
A Chicago resident says: "I suf-
fered from High Blood Pressure for
several years with increasingly
severe throbbing headaches, dizzi-
ness and shortness- of breath. I
*showed the Diamonex formula to'.
my doctor and, on his advice, tried
.the treatment for two weeks urder
identical' conditions as .previous
treatments. Within only three days
my bad headaches and dizzy spells
were gone. My high blood pressure
was reduced and I sleep fine.", ;
Diamonex goes directly to work
in three.-different ways to aid in
the relief of these dangerous symp-
toms. Results are speedy-within
as short a time as two weeks suf-
ferers.often find that Diamonex has
accomplished 75% of the total re-
duction possible with this formula.
If you stiffer from High Blood
Pressure you may try DIAMONEX'
without risking a enny. To intro-
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trial offpr -la made for jjted
time ony. "
Send only $1.50 to the Diamon-
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Ave.. Chicago, Illinois for a ful
,TWO week)s,.pupply of .genuine
DIAMQNEXr, prepaid. Use Dia-
mnonex according to the simple di-
rections for only two'weeks. If. at
the end of that test period you are
not deligIted with result; your
money will' be riftnded imimedi-
Sttly on request There are no
strings or conditions-you owe it t
yourself to make thip wonderful
test at once. Write today as third
offer is faully-uarmt-1"-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COU14TY,:FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1943
Benson Is Named
For Florida Power
Comes To Western Division From
High Springs to Succeed the
Late J. P. Coombs
Florida Power corporation of-
ficials stated' yesterday that A. V.
"Swede" Benson had been placed
in charge' of the western division
of the company's utility opera-
tions. Benson comes to West Flor-
ida from High Springs, where he
hag been manager for the past 14
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORiBA
Before joining the Florida Power
corporation, nearly 15 years ago,
Benson spent the previous 10 years
with various organizations engaged
in the electrical utility and allied
When Interviewed here, Benson
expressed pleasure at the growth
of this section and said 'he hoped
to work with all constructive
groups to help bring about further
expansion and progress.
Mr. Benson paid high tribute to
his predecessor, the late J. P.
Coombs, and stated' that Coombs
had, left an outstanding record, ot
unselfish service to West Florida
and that in his humble way he
would try to carry on in the tradi- and then placed his foot on the
tion that his late' friend had es- accelerator. Several colored resi-
tablished. dents here stated that Patterson
"Swede," his wife' and three
childe,hisn will make their home in was an inexpert driver and that his
wi make their ome inca had very bad brakes.
Apalachicola, and, .as one of his car had Ver bad brakes.
favorite sports is fishing, it looks Immediately upon receiving news
favorite sports is fishing, it looks of the accident, Coast Guardsmen
like he will get along famously ofer ruhe to verstreet rodsmen
with all of us. in this section. were rushed to Overstreet troza
with all of u in this section the St. Joseph Point station ana
from the beach patrol station at
SEVEN NEGROES DROWN- Beacon Hill. The Guard also dis-
AS CAR ROLLS OFF FERRY pached a crew of men experienced
-in administering artificail respira-
(Continued from Page 1) .tion from the Panama City station
brakes, as well as a boat with dragging
home from a fishing trip, and it equipment. A Wainwrlgit Ship-
'is surmised that Patterson, feel- yard crew from Panama City hur-
'ing the car rolling backward, put tried to the scene with its inshaa-
4t in reverse instead of low gear tor, and' Tyndall Field rushed a
is On the March!
Compare these figures
Here is positive evidence of the industrial and business
expansion that is taking place in Florida and the Southeast. Much of it
has been stimulated by war-expenditures, to be sure, but it provides a solid
foundation for even greater peace-time accomplishments. Banks of the
Florida National Group have played an important role in financing this
growth . a role consistent with their long-range policy of fur-
thering the development of business and industry in America's last great
frontier area. The Southeast is on the march . providing new
opportunities for capital and initiative!
FLORIDA NATIONAL GROUP of BANKS
Loans and Discounts
Banking House and Furniture, Including
Other Real Estate Owned
Customers Liability A/C Letters of Credit
Accrued Interest and Income Receivable....
U. S. Government Securities
Listed New York Stock Exchange Bonds
and Other Securities
Cash oi Hand and Due from Banks ..........
JUNE 30, 1943
JUNE 30, 1942
Dividends Declared, not yet payable ....:.......
Interest and Income Collected, not earned
Letters of Credit
We Are a Member of the Florida National Group of Banks
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
PORT ST. JOE
wrecker and mechanics to raise
The body of Patterson and two
of the women were recovered, at
7 o'clock Tuesday morning, being
in the car when it was raised.
The other four were brought up
by Coast Guardsmen at 9 o'clock
near the spot where they had
jumped from the car. These bodies
were half buried in the, mud at
the bottom of the canal.
About 20 men worked all'of Mon-
day night in recovering the bodies
and' raising the automobile.
An, economic expert is, a guy
who thinks he would know what
to do with money it he had some.
L A A J 1 .4
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by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. SMITH, Editor
Btered as Second-clan matter, December 10,
117. at, the POatoffice, Port St. Aoe, Flrid,
under Act of, March 3, 179.
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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the, printed word is thoughttfuy wellgh.L
The spoken word barely asarats; the pri"tgd
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken *rd
is lost; the printed word renmins.
Our Country Right or Wrong
OUR SOLDIERS AND POST-WAR PLANS
Now that a move to develop post-war plans
for Gulf county has been started by the Ki-
wanis and Rotary clubs, there is one most
important point to be considered' that has not
yet been brought opt. That is: What plans
will be made for the returni'ng'soldiers when
this war is over and they come home?
Not only must we take into consideration
our own boys, but a lot of other young men,
who, having got Florida sand in their shoes
while training at the numerous camps in the
state, will return here because they like our
people, our climate and the opportunities'we.
have to offer them.
And Port St. Joe, being at the crossroads
of the two Americas, should offer plenty o-l
opportunity to these .young men if our plans
atre developed and everything set to go when
the conflict ends. If we can develop our port
as one of the principal shipping points for
water and airborne commerce to South Amer-
ica there will be unlimited opportunity here.
Arid that calls ,for a lot of groundwork right
now-mainly the securing of an airfield and
the bringing, of more industries here that Will
be nece-.-ar,, for greater development and ex-
pansion of existing dock facilities.
As W. C. Roche has pointed out, we can't
sit around and say, "Why don't THEY .do
something," because WE are THEY, and ill's
up to US -to do whatever is done.
And right now is the time to fall to and
begin to do something about this matter.
BEGINNING OF THE END?
The landing of American, Canadian and
British forces on Sicily in the early morning
of July 10 seems to indicate that the big drive
to Rome and Berlin has begun. General "Ike"
Eisenhower, under whose command the move-
ment, is proceeding, describes it as ."the first
stage in the liberation of the European con-
Ex-servicemen who saw active duty in
World War I perhaps will recall that in July,
1918,. when that conflict had been under way
a little over 47 months, a turn in the fortunes
of war at that time brought that war to an
end in November. Now, in July, 19'43, World
War II has been under "way a little less than
47 months. Is history repeatingg itself? Does
the invasion of Sicily represent the turning
point in the present war? Perhaps Col. E. R.
Bradleln, Palm Beach sportsman, isn't so fool-
ish after all in laying bets that the war
will be& over by January 1, 1944.
We're not trying to raise false hopes, but
we've always been interested in coincidents
and the fact that history has a habit of re-
Study of a relief map of Italy would seem
to indicate that when the Allied forces get a
strong foothold on Italy itself, via Sardinia,
'Sicily and Corsica, that the logical point for
Axis forces to make a stand would be in the
vicinity of Perugia, in central Italy, as this
section offers an ideal site for the German
tactics of leaving the Italians for a rearguard
while they retreat.
The Axis is still strong, and chances are
that Hitler, in a last desperate fling, will. en-
deavor to drive to the Suez Canal by an in-
vasion of Turkey via the Dardanelles and
thence into Syria. He already has built a num-
ber of airfields in eastern Bulgaria, close to
the Turkish border and has a considerable
number of troops in that area.
But regardless of guesses or predictions, a
new act in the war drama has opened, bring-
ing nearer the day of total victory.
SERVICE ON THE HOME FRONT
The Star is running a series of advertise-
ments for the Standard Oil company which
we commend to the special attention of our
These are. unique, in that they make no
mention of Standard ,Oil products. They are
designed to let the public know what Stan-
dard Oil agents, dealers, tank-wagon drivers,
etc., are doing on the home front in the pres-
ent war emergency.
The Standard Oil company has been serv-
ing the people of Gulf county for many years.
'They began this service back in the days
when coal-oil and axle grease were their
principal products, when roads were bad-in
fact, there were only woods trails leading into
Port St. Joe, practically everything coming in)
:by boat-and when serving the rural South
was difficult. In those days we didn't have
electricity, and the people depended upon the
Standard Oil company for the kerosene to
light their lamps. And good weather or bad,
they always managed to get this kerosene to
When the automobile came along, they
made gasoline and' motor oil available fr-om
one end of Florida to the other. They have
never forgotten their country friends, who
were their first customers. Today, wherever
we drive, we're never far from a Standard.
The Standard Oil Company of Kentucky is
a good example of a Southern business or-
ganization-of the South, for the South, and
by the 'South-serving the peopt.e of the South
with necessary products of dependabiility.
The coal miners have agreed to work until
next October with proviso that mines remain
under government jurisdiction. They may not
realize it, but they're playing with fire-and
fire in' a coal mine is bad business.
Tokyo says that "the situation in our be-.
loved Italy is extremely grave." The only
reason Italy is "beloved" to Japan is that
the fighting there is keeping the main forces
of the United aNtions off Japan's neck.
"Butch" Goering probably means that hos-
tile airplanes would not drop more than 2500
tons of bombs on any one German city in the
course of any one evening prior to June, 1943.
They're no longer WAACs-they're now
WACs-for the "Auxiliary" is out, now that
the organization has become officially an in-
tegral part of the army.
But if men who wish to keep on working
.must quit to help a union boss collect graft,
.why do we call this a free land? Daily
A one-armed paperhanger, found in real
life in California, has never had hives. The
search, therefore presses on.-Columbia (S.
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It begins to look that if congress has its
way, the initial of Mr. Davis' agency will
stand for "Outside Wanting In." Savannah
As far as we can learn, no gate-crasher
has ever got by St. Peter.
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
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80 pounds of peas to 15 pounds in
less than 10 hours.
R'tmorse is the mother of most
Ninety-six cents out of
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FRIDAY, JULY 16,. 1943
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CHURCHES -:- PERSONALS
DR. A. L. WARD HEADS
Newly-elected officers of the Ro-
tary club took their seats at the
regular meeting of the organiza-
tion held Thursday noon Of last
week at the Poirt' Inn.
Dr. A. L. Ward is again presi-
dent of the club, succeeding T. V.
Morris; Floyd Hunt went in ab
vice-president; M. P. Tomlinson,
secretary; Paul Fensom, treab-
urer; W. A. Biggart, sergeant-at-
arms. Directors are W. 0. Ander-
son, B. B. Conklin, C. G. Costin,
Floyd Hunt, B. E. Kenney, T. V.
Morris and Dr. Ward. Committee
chairmen: Clay Lewis,, club serv.
ice; B. E. Kenney, community
service; W. 0. Anderson, voca-
tional service; Joe Mira, interna-
W. C. Roche, from the Kiwanis
club, appeared' before the club at
this meeting to urge co-operation
of the Rotarians in. the formation
of a chamber of commerce, board
of traae, or some similar body, to
work out post-war plans for Port
St. Joe and Gulf county. He wa&
accorded ;n enthusiastic recep-
tion and President Ward' named a
committee. consissitng of himself,
Ben Rivers, C. G. Costin and M.
P. Tom'inson to meet with a simi-
lar committee from the, Kiwanis
club and work out details.
KIWANIANS VOTE TO ,MAKE
At the regualr meeting of the
Kiwanis lub Thursday evening of
last week the members voted
unanimously to forego, three din-
ner meetings each month and go
to the Red Cross room .to make
surgical dressings,. The money
thus saved on the dinners will be
used to furnish a room at the mu-
nicipal hospital. ...
Members and their wives put In
,-he. first shift making dressings
Mr. andi Mrs. Charles Greech
and' two children of Dothan, Ala.,
and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Moore
and son and' Miss Loren Dorsey
of Andalusia, Ala., left Thursday
of last week for their homes aftei
spending five days here as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Creech.
Mrs. Cari Stevens is visiting in
Arcadia with her sister and' faiu-
'v. She also expects to visit with
friends in Fort Myers.
Mr. and. Mrs. R. H. Sewell have
returned from a visit in Geogria.
*Your physician is continually study-
ing the advances in medicine and
surgery. He watches new investiga-
tions in both fields, and is prepared,
when necessary,..to prescribe-new
products developed in famous research
laboratories. We, too, keep abreast of
. new developments and are ready at all
times to. fill your physician's preseuip-
tion-promptly and accurately. -
We wo MMoos PfrssvfWD@ Cks.kelc
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
I Up Your Savings
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WELL PAY YOU BACK
ifit toA-es our lost dime! i
There will beAmerican justice for
the savages of Tokio but our trial
and punishment of Tojo and his
criminals will cost blood, sweat, toil
and tears and money. You can sup-
ply the money by upping your war
bond buying through the payroll sav-
ings plan. Figure it out yourself
and see where the money is coming
from. How much does it cost you
and your family to live each month?
How much money is coming in from
all members of your family? Put
the extra money into war bonds,
every penny of it. Let 10 per cent
be only the starting point for figur-
ing your allotment.
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Meats, Cheese, Fats and Canned
Fish-Red stamps P, Q and R now
valid; S valid July 18. All these
expire July 31. Red stamp T be-
conmes valid July 25.
Canned Fruits and Vegetables-
N, P and Q stamps now valid; ex-
pire Aigust 7.
Sugar-Stamp 13 good. for five
pounds expires August 15; stamp
15 and 16 good for five pounds it
needed for canning, through Octo-
Coffee-Stamp 21 (War Ration
Book 1) good, for one pound thru
July 21; stamp 22 will be valid for
one pound July 22 to August 11.
Shoes-Stamp 18 valid for on,.
pair through October 31.
Gasoline-All "A" books expire
July 21; new 'books are being is-
sued by local boards' upon presen-
tation of tire. certificate and back
cover of old "A" book.
Ration Book 3-If you have not
received your copy, wait until Au-
gust 1 to report your troubles tto
your ration board.
RED CROSS NURSING CLASS
TO BE FORMED HERE
A course in nursing will open
next, Wednesday, July 21, at the
health office on Sixth street, un-
der direction 'o.f a registered nurse
to be sent here by the. Red Cross.
Two night classes and two af-
ternoon classes of two hours each
will be held weekly on Monday,
Wednesday a n d Thursday, the
-omplete course consisting of 24
hours o.f instruction. Those, taking
the course will be required to be
present at two classes each week.
These classes are for the beno-
fit of all women of the. community
and as many as possible are urged
Those desiring to enroll are
asked to contact Mrs. R. R. Minus,
Mrs. B. C. Gaillard, Mrs. Robert
Tapper, Mrs. Tom Mitchell or Mrs.
Bert Hull at the, credit union of-
fice, next the postoffice,.
Tlie Misses Pat and Jac Lump-
kin of Perry, nieces of Mr. and
,Mrs. Gus Creech, who spent a
week visiting in Panama City
with Miss Joan O'Quinn, have re-
turned here. They were accom-
panied by Joan. who will be the
house, guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Creech for a week. -
The Star is like a ..letter from!
home to your man In the service.'
Send it to hm 'for -olly TF a yar.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Sermon topic: "The Prayer That
Jesus' Refused to Pray."
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m. Evening worship.
Topic: "Fellowship With God."
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastoi
9:45 a. m.---Church school.
11:06 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.
Pig .iron today is generally cast
in molds of metal;, formerly it was
cast in molds of sand.
Enjoy Beach Picnic
Mr. and; Mrs. Cleo Dorsey of
Opp, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. Gus Creech
and the Misses Pat'and Jac Lump-
kin and Joan O'Quinn spent Sun-
day at Cape San Bias sw-mming,
fishing and crabbing, and enjoyed'
a picnic lunch on the sand.
J. L. Peveto of Port Arthur,
Texas, is visiting his son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and' Mrs. E. M.
Bowen, at their home on McClei-
Mrs. J. J. Darcey arrived in the
-city last Friday from Port Arthur,
Texas, and is the guest of her two
daughters, Mrs. George Lunsford
and Miss Betty Darcey,
,Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Do.rsey and
daughter, Dinah, of Opp, Ala.,
spent their week-end, here as. guests,
of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brooks.
Sgt. Clarence Christmas has re-
turned to camp at Jacksonville, af-
ter visiting 'here, with his mother,
Mrs. D. N. Christmas, who has
been quite 1ll.
Tha# THEATRE "
A Martin Theatre S Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIMES TODAY!
TUESDAY, JULY 20
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"Perils of the
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORMAA
FRIPAY, JULY 16, 1943
AG S T S
Raids On U. S.
Vigorous Warning Is Issued By
SSyndicated Content e:,
Available from Commercial News Providers"
.RATION BOOK III TO BE IE. CLAY LEWIS GOES ON
DISTRIBUTED BY JULY 211 POLITICAL FISHING TRIP
The nation-wide distribution of;
Ration Book No. III should be
completed by July 2.1, according to
information released, this week by
This distribution is only to those
who have made application for the
ne-w books. Those who have not
yet applied) are required to, wait
until August 1 before sending in
application. Many local people
have already received their books,
-which are being mailed out from
the state prison in Raiford, and
additional ibools are arriving daily.
Earlier questions concerning val-
*idation of the new books have
been clarified, according to the
OPA, which indicates that the rub-
ber stamp over 'the place originally
intended for a stamp is sufficient
validation. The books need not be
taken to the local board for vali-
dation, it is emphasized.
Book-holders themselves are ex-
pected to fill Tn their address, age,
eight, weight, etc., and, place their
signatures in the place indicated.
No announcement has yet been
ma te as to which stamps will be
used for various articles.
GULF CATTLEMEN ARE
Pasture development in. Gulf
county is expected to make rapid
strides in the. near, future% County
Agent J. B. White and, a group of
leading cattlemen have just com-
pleted an investigation of pasture
development and equipment in the
C. L. Morgan, Dave, Gaskin, H.
C. Lister, John Griffin and James
F. Rish of Wewahitchka, C. W.
Horton andl C. H. Johnson of Port
St. Joe and Doc Redfern of Ap-
alachicola, who own or control all
but 15,000 acres, in the county,
have just concluded their investi-
gation. They, expect to establish
pastures and improve cattle along
most modern and successful lines.
Dixie Wood In Wa'r
The national forests in eleven
Southern .states, sold almost $2,000,-
000. worth of timber and forest
products during the fiscal year
which ended June 30, 1943. Vir-
tually all these products were, used
in -producing war materials.
Egypt has decreed 'that the
Arabic language must be used in
The bow andi arrow was used in
the defense of England as late as
Future Florida legislative poli-
cies, accomplishments of the 1943
session andi gubernatorial pros-
pects were subjects of discussion
last week by a group of legislators
on a fishing, trip in the Florida
In the group were Senators Le-
roy Collins of Tallahassee, Harri-
s-on E. Barringer of Sarasota, Wal-
lace E. Sturgis, of Ocala and Ray
Carroll of Deer Park.
Representatives. included reti--
ing Speaker Richard H. Sim,pson
of Monticello, E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
of Port St. Joe, George W. Laird
of Hollywood, G. Warren Sanchez
of Live Oak, Good.win M. Nilson
of Deland,, L. C. Leedy of Orlando
and J. W. Turner Jr., of Chiefland.
Wood Flies to War
In addition to its countless other
war uses, wood is used to make
laminated, molded plywood used in
the great cargo gliders now being
to-wed across the Atlantic to carry
war materials to the battle fronts.
You Can Still .
Up to $200
ON EASY LOANS
- See Us For Estimate -
We Do Millwork and Build Boats
St. Joe Lumber Co.
in the sponge and give up his post
as a bad job. He's
over here and drop a bomb or two
so that people would get back on
(Continued from page 1)
Lions. Guide sheets include a com-
plete list of approved management
andt sanitation practices, recom-
mendeid by both national and state
A vigorous warning that the
United States might be subjected'
to aerial bombing by the Axis. this
summer has been voiced in Wash-
D. C. Speaker, the mythical Dis-
trict of Columbia spokesman who,
however, frequently represents au-
thoritative sources who will not be
quoted, by name, said:
"No major military damage
could be inflicted' by such raids,
but the Axis could well be count-
ing on utilizing such raids to cre-
ate a frantic defensive psychology
within this country in, an effort to
compel the Allied command to
pull back its strength to the home
front to satisfy public clamor.
"If they succeeded' in any such
plan, it would prolong the war in-
definitely and, result in an enor-
mous waste of life'."
Speaker, who said' he spoke with
full knowledge of the. United Na-
tions military situation, said the
army, which is responsible. for the
defense of the country against air
attack, had never lost sight of the
possibility. But, he added, the
army also was determined, not to
allow the possibility to play a dis-
proportionate part in the alloca-
tion of its forces.
There you are, you folks' who
have been failing to put In an ap-
pearance at the AWS tower to
spot planes. If raiding enemy air-
planes sneak through Port St. Joe
don't blame, it onto your chief ob-
server. He's about ready to throw
NEW WARTIME SERVICE
.for Livestock and Poultry Owners
OUR GOVERNMENT is calling for the
greatest food production ,in his-
tory. Farmers of this community are
answering the call with long hours,
hard work, real sacrifice and true
But these are not enough. There are
serious leaks to be 'plugged, and real
problems to be overcome before we can
possibly reach the tremendous food
goals necessary for VICTORY.
Feed is'scarce-protein feeds in par-
ticular. W4 are'doing everything in our
power 'to supply our customers. But
there is not enough to go around. Ye
must therefore stretch our limited sup-
plies to produce the most meat, milk
To do' this, we mus pot waste pre-
cious feed on unthriffy livetook or
poultry. We, -must cull' aprofitable
producers. We must sta np out disease
and parasites aesaboteuas of produc-
tion. We must do a better job with
We know from our many farm con-
tacts that most of such losses can be
prevented. We are convinced that our
fodd goals*can be reached without
additional feed, labor or expense -
perhaps even with less simply by
plugging unnecessary leaks and stop-
ping easily-preventable losses.
Accordingly, as our part in the
"Fod for Victory" effort, we have
volunteered our services to the feeders
of this community tohelp stamp out
Production Saboteurs and Feed
At any, time of day or night we will
call at your farm to assist in such feed-
saving practices as culling. chickens,
worming pigs, disinfecting against
disease and parasites, checking feed-
er anrd watering space, etc. We will
also help you with a war-time check-up
eof your feeding operations, based on
a series of practical production
guides suggested and recommended
by lboth national and state agricul-
We offer this service to all feeders of
this community whether'they are our
customerss or not and to the fill
limit of our time, tires and gasoline.
Our assistance will not obligate you
in any way. Our only recompense will
be the inner assurance that we are
sharing with you and other- patriotic
Americans the important task of win-
ning the Wart
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Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer BONDS
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
When you order printing from a travel-
ing salesman, you are never sure when
you will get it or what it will look like.
We can show you proofs and deliver the
job the same day. No letter to
write, no packages to cart from the
postoffice-just a telephone call to our
office and we do the rest.
PHONE 51 PORT ST. JOE
-agricultural authorities and aimed
at conserving feed and increasing'
This service, Mr. Soule states, is
open to all feeders of this. section,
regardless of the feed. they use.
"Whose customer is whose isn't
important any, more," he said.
"Winning the war is the big thing
now, and unless this food job is
done, lots of fouks even in this
country will go hungry, and Vic-
tory will be seriously delayed."
Send The Sxar to a friend.
washington Authority; Would
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Be of No Military Value FOOD FOR VICTORY DRIVE
THE STAR, PORY ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1943