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(Tiie Star wants photos of Gulf county men
,ervi rg in the armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
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Lieut. G. G. Tapper
Receives Oak Leaf
Award, Air Medal
Participated In Bombing of Rome;
His Bomber Credited With
Downing Seven Planes
Word has been received here
that Lieut. George G. Tapper, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tapper of
this city, was awarded the Air
Medal in June and. last month was
the recipient of the Oak Leaf
Cluster ip recognition of his ac-
tivities in the North African and
Italian air campaigns.
The most recent letter received
from Lieut. Tapper stated that he
had participated in 15 bombing
expeditions over .Sicily and the
Italian mainland and that on one
of the raids on Italy proper his
bomber was credited with shoot-
ing down seven enemy planes.
He writes that he participated in
tle recent bombing of Rome which
was the prelude to the downfall of
Signor Mussolini, stating, "We did
a very nice job on Rome, and boy,
dlcd- it burn! Nothing was hit ex-
cept railroad yards, air fields, sup-
ply dumps and aanmunftion plants."
When Lieut. Tapper left the
United. States in his bomber, the
"Madam," named' in honor of his
mother, he was slated to fly to
the India and China theaters of
operation, but when he reaches
Brazil his orders were changed
anliLhe.;flew across the Atlantic to
Dakar, thence across the Sahara
Desert to the North African coast.
where he participated in the ac-
tion in Tunisia and Algiers.
When he first reached North
Africa, according to his letters, he
"ferried planes all over the place
-got to see all, the sights worth
seeing.. Then I was sent to the
-- st Bombing Group."
In a letter received yesterday
by Mrs. Tapper, George sent 'her
a piece of hand-made lace which
he secured' in Malta, where he re-
cently spent two days. He stated
that he has been appointed, censor
for his squadron and that he is In
good' health and feeling fine.
He also said that he has learned
the whereabouts of Miss Katherine
Corbin, former county health nurse
,here, xtho is with the nurses'
corps' in the Mediterranean area,
and Charles Pridgeon and that he
intguds to look them both up at
the earliest opportunity.
B. R. Gibson Jr., Promotes
B. R. Gibson Jr., son of Mr. and,
Mrs. B. R. Gibson of this city, has
been promoted from sergeant to
staff sergeant. S/Sgt. and Mrs.,
Gibson arrived here Monday from
Fort Sam Houston andi San An-
tonio, Texas, for a visit with Sgt.
Star Goes to Another In Pacific
At the request, of his son, A. E.
Harrelson, W. J. Harrelson came
in to The Star office, last week
and subscribed to the paper for
his son for a year. Young Harrel-
son is serving with the Navyi and
his address is "Somewhere in the
T. Edwards Is Visitor
T. E'dwards is in the city
._,is week on business from Jack-
sonville. He is complaining that
he's having a hard time getting
something to eat since the Port
Inn dining room closed down.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 NUMBER 44
County Schools to
Open September 7
Teachers to Report Monday, Sep-
tember 6, and School Doors
Swing Wide Following Day
County School Superintendent T.
A. Owens announces that schools
of 'Gulf county will open for the
fall term on Tuesday, .,September
7, with an anticipated enrollment
of approximately 1450 pupils. All
teachers will report at their re-
spective schools on Monday, Sep-
tember 6, for conferences with
First year children may enroll
with the opening of school provided
they will become six years of age
no later than December 7, 1943,
according to a ruling from the. of-
fice of the state attorney general.
Teachers may require evidence
from parents regarding the age of
first year pupils. This may be a
birth certificate, a certificate of
baptism, a bona fide contemporary
Bible records of a child's birth, aEc-
companied byi an affidavit, or z;
statement from the physician who
was in attendance at biith.
Film to Be Shown
"Twenty Fighting Men," Coming to
Port Theater, Shows Need of
"Food for Victory"
Farmers and food producers of
Gulf county will- find much '"food
for thought" in the wartime food
production movie, "'Twenty Fight-
ing Men," to be shown at 'the Port
theater beginning today andi show-
ing again -Saturday and! Sunday.
Produced in the interests of
more "Food, for Victory" by Purina.
(Continued on page 6)
SIGNS TO BE ERECTED ON .
DEAD-END STREETS HERE
'The city commission, at its reg-
ular meeting Tuesd'ay night, de-
cided' to erect "Dead-End," street
signs at the end of First and Fifth
streets which front on the bay.
The decision was made at the
instigation of City Attorney E. C.
Lewis Jr., who stated that the city
of Tampa recently lost a lawsuit
in an accident occurring on a *a-
terfront dead-end street in that
city, which establishes a prece-
dent for similar accidents occur-
ON TO BATTLE
SOLOMONS AREA-U. S. Photo-Steaming noiselessly and in forma-
tion over .South Pacific Waters, this U. S. Navy Task Force heads
toward >the Kolombangara area. Gen. MacArthur's headquarters
reports that Allied borhbers have attacked enemy warships and trans-
ports attempting a landing of reinforcements on Kolombangara Island
and sank a cruiser and two destroyers. U. S. planes and warships are
bombing and shelling Munda in New Georgia.
Sign Upfor Class
In Home Nursing
Course Being Held At Health Unit
Building On Sixth Street By
Mrs. Margaret Ewing
Late, applications for War Ration Fifty-five women have signed up
Book Three are now 'being, ac- for the course of instruction in
cepted by the Gulf county war home nursing which was opened
price and rationing board and Yv4i1 here July 28 uhder .the direction
continue to be accepted up until of Mrs. Margaret H. Ewing, R.N.,
Tuesday, August 10. Anyone who of Washington, 'D. C. The course
has not filed an application should is being sponsored by the Red
apply at the rationing 'board im- Cross.
mediately. The classes are held oh Monday
Where applications havee been and Wednesday .of -c..L .A1...1 ibe-,
mailed but no 'books received, the ing separated into three divisions,
applicant should' present the stub 9 to 11 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30 p. m.
of his original application blank to and 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. Members
the board. If the stub has been of the various classes are as fol-
lost, the applicant will fill out a lows:
special form and will receive books 9 to 11 a. m.-Mrs. J. L. Temple,
by mail, tho(Tgh there may be a president; Mrs. B. E. Renney Jr.,
slight additional delay. vice-president; Mrs. Clyde Jones,
Both late and new applications Mrs. R. H. Brinson, program com.
turned in to the rationing board mittee; Mrs. Dan Brooks, Mr,.
will ibe forwarded to the state war Jack Frost, 'hospitality committee:
ration book control center in Jack- i\rs. Donald BiraTi, Mrs. Lucious
sonville and 'books will be mailed Allen, publicity; Mrs. Walter F.
from there. Johnson, Mrs. George Suober, Mrs.
To date, 1,905.600 books have S. D. Spears, Mrs. Lucille Hutto.
been mailed in Florida, and ap- Mrs. Lenell Huggins, Mrs. E. H.
proximately 21,600,000 have been VanLandingham, Mrs. P. B. Fair-
mailed in the southeastern states ,ley, Mrs. Richard G. Porter Jr.
as a whole. 2:30 to 4:30 p. m.-Mrs. R. G.
---- Boyles, president; Mrs. Ned. Por-
Undergoes Tonsilectomy ter, vice-presicen'; Mrs. Franklin
Miss Royce Goforth, daughter of L. Jones, secretary-treasurer: Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Goforth, un- Ralph Nance, Mrs. W. H. Howell.
derwent a tonsillectomy at a Pan- hospitality committee; Mrs. Troy
ama City hospital Wednesday. (Continued on page 5)
Red Cross Doing Wonderful Work, Says Lieut. G. Tapper
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney has re-
ceived' a letter from Lieut. George
G. Tapper, who is with the United
States Army Air Forces if, the
Mediterranean theater of war, in
which he gives high praise to the
,activities of the American Red
Cross. His letter says, in part:
"My main motive in writing this
letter was to say 'More power to
yiou in your Red Cross work.' The
Red` Cross is doing more to win
this war thai inost people realize.
When this war is over, and the
boys get back home, the Red Cross
will have plenty of support.,
"Wherever the army or air
forces move, the Red Cross moves
the same day. Ti-ey make.a home
for the boys in every town. Shows,'
dances, food and many. other
iaings. Where we are there i% no
town, but after each raid when we
get back, they have hot coffee anu
LIEUT. GEORGE G. TAPPER
doughnuts ready for the, boys.
They have some of the nicest wo-
men in charge that you would
want to meet.
"I could spend hours telling you
what they are doing and then
wouldn't ge't it all in.
"I just wanted you to know ho\v
myself and all the other boys feel
Dies When Plane
Crashes In Gulf
Was Frenchman Training At Tyn-
dall Field; Pilot Is Only
A French Air Force aerial gun-
nery student at Tyndall Field,
whose name was withheld by
French army, authorities pending
notification of his family, died as
the result of injuries suffered
Wednesday afternoon when. the
plane in which he was operating a
machine gun in firing at a splashl
target" crashed. in the Gulf- about
five miles off Beacon Hill.
Lieut. Edwin 'C. Cracker of North-
port, Mich., pilot of the plane, suf-
fered only minor 'bruises and shock
and is expected to be released.
from the Apalachicola base hos-
According to the public relations
officer at Tyndall Field', the motor
apparently stalled as the pilot
pulled -out of a ddve and the plane
crashed' into the water.
Both Lieut. Cracker andi the
French gunnery student were res-
cued promptly by U. S. Coast
Guardsmen, but the. Frenchman
died shortly after being picked up.
To Be Paved
Work Will Be Done By the Smith
Construction -C .-.-. ., -^w -
Paving Highway 6
Good news to motorists of the
city and to merchants whose busi-
aess establishments front on Reid
avenue is the announcement by,
the city commission that that
thoroughfare is' to be repaved in
the near future.
Priorities for the oil have been
secured by the city and the, work
will be done by the, Smith Con-
struction company which at pres-
ant has the contract for the pav-
ing of six miles of Highway No. 6
between White City and Cypress
creek. No definite date has been
set for the work to. begin, this de-
pending on how fast work pro-
gresses on the paving of Highway
Surfacing will consist of oil and
sand similar to the paving on
Long avenue andi other streets.
Cost is estimated at approximately
LINE OF NEW DRESSES
-The Danley furniture store two
weeks ago placed on sale a limited
number of ladies' dresses at an
exceptionally low price, and the
garments sold so well that the es-
tablishment has secured a second
shipment which they are now of-
The dresses are the well-known
about the Red Cross, and how Miltex brand and come in solid
much we appreciate word' from colors and gay prints in a wide
people at home, like you are mak- variety of the latest styles.
ing it possible. The first .offering went so fast
"If you can't read this very good that housewives of the city. are
blame it on the heat and my sit- urged to go to Danley's today ir
ting on the, ground whiie writing, they want a complete selection to
!The comforts of home are missing choose from.
very much from this place. We
are in the middle of a large wheat N O T I C E
field with mountains all around. Turn right now to the Por1 the-
The, country is really beautiful. after. advertisement and Fee if
Try and write, for I understand it's your name is in it. If so, you can
very' nice to receive mail from call at The Star. office and get a
,home." free 'pass to the Port.
For Ration Book 3
Now Being Taken
Those Who Have Filed But Not
Received Books Are Asked
To Bring Stub
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, l94~
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SKILLED MEN WANTED
TO ENLIST IN SEABEES
It has been learned here that
there is an urgent need for more
skilled, tradesmen for the. Seabees.
Seventeen-year-olds andi men from
38 to 50 may enlist voluntarily,
while those of .draft age may ap-
ply for voluntary induction.
Men facing early draft call are
advised that once they receive
their induction notice they may no
longer apply for voluntary induc-
tion in the Seabees who are used
by, the Navy for building advance
and mobile bases outside the con-
tinental limits of the U. S.
Vacationing In Jacksonville
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fleishel and
daughter left Sunday for Jackson-
ville to spend, some time visiting
You are destined to "fight" on.
the home front by serving and sav-
ing wherever you can.
All America takes real pride in
the wonderful way you are meeting
your wartime problems.
We are anxious to help you in
any way we can and have secured a
number of booklets on care and use
of appliances, nutrition and other
subjects of interest to every home-
The next time you are in the
office ask for your free copy. No
obligation, just a wartime customer
service of the
ELXCTRICITY IS VITAL TO VICTORY. DON'T WASTE IT
Batting Averages Week-End Guest Hannons Have Visitors
Batting Aver es Miss Julia Grace Harrison of Ap- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dean and small
SURGICAL DRESSING LEAGUE alachicola was the week-end guest' daughter of Vernell, Fla., are the
of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Porter. guests this week of Mr. and ,Mrs.
Kiwanis Club ................ 1391 1_Frank Ha n .
Masonic Lodge ............. 1359 Frank Hannon.
Young People ............... 92h Yellow squash is rich in vitamin
Machinists' Local............ 323 A
Pilot Club .................. 200 St
'The Kiwanis club took a slight I AVE you tried Alka-Set
lead this week in the Red Cross .J. C, C ESour Stomach, "Mornle
Aftee' and Cold Distresas
surgical dressing league race due D E N T I S T not i totn Plet.
to some fast work pulled by Trainer Office Hurs 9 to 12 1 to 5 Thirty cents and Sixty
Doc Norton Thursday night of last Sundays By Appointment cents.
week. However, it is expected the Costin Building Phone SS E
lodge brothers will regain first .W I
honors thi wek s- FOR relief from Funetional Net
honors this week, since the Ki- ooeas Disturbances such as Sleep-
wanian crew took last evening off 1 Neus He C knees Ecitabilty.
for a .meeting at Apalachicola. At U l i. digestion. Tablets 2# and 75*.
Liqnid 25# and $1.00. Read direo-
tshe lasi sessions the Kiwanis to- OPTOMETRIST tons and use only a directed.
taled 513 dressings, while the Ma- OPTMT RIsT
sons chalked up 375. Eye Glasses
The Young People's squad is in Tested Fitted ASINGLEIDr.. ilesAnti-
TPain Pill often relieves
there pitching and last Wednesday OFFICE IN COSTIN BLDG. Readace, Muscular Pains L
or Functional Monthly W
boosted' their total 300 dressings Open Fridays Only-9 a. m. to 6 p. m. f Pain "for' 26# 12/
to retain their hold on third place. PERMANENT OFFICE or1.0. Get them at your
drug store. Read directions f
In addition to girls already listed 120 Harrison Avenue, Panama City and use only as directed.'
in this group the following were
present Wednesday afternoon: Sa- .... .. .......... ,.--
die Wooden, Sarah Margaret Mc-
Dougall, Dora Helen Jones, Betty A Comnling to to he
Otto Anderson, Maxie, Brown, Jan .
Wimberly, Hazel Burnett, Helen
The Pilots did not hold a session
Tuesday night, it being their regu- THEATRE
lar meeting night. .
From all appearances the Ma- A Martin Theatre -W Pbrt St. Joe, Fla.
chinists have dropped out of the T
running, none having put in an ap- THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
pearance for two weeks. CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
CHANGE MADE IN SCHEDULE LAST TIMES TODAY! TUESDAY, AUGUST 10
OF AWS OBSERVATION POST
Considerable change has been "Reap the W ild A NEW KIND OF THRIL
made in the schedule of the AWS A. W K OFT I ILLI.
airplane spotting post here, and W ind"'
Chief Observer W. S. Smith asks
that all active observers contact Starring
him immediately in order that def- Ray Milland, John Wayne and
inite shifts on the new schedule Paulette Goddard
may be assigned. V SAT RDA ,
Apaalchicola Visitors SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 L R M
Mrs. EmiTy Porter and Miss
Gladys Johnson of Apalachicola
were guests of Mrs. Richard Por.-
ter several days last week.
Mrs. W. 0. Anderson has as her
guest this week, her mother, Mrs.
Roane of Apalachicola.
Payroll savings is
our greatest single
factor in protecting
ourselves against in-
A B 0 METHOD
A-Alka-Seltzer, start taking it
at once to relieve the Dull,
Aching Head, and the Stiff,
B-.Be careful, avoid drafts and
sudden changes in, tempera.
ture. Rest preferably in
bed. Keep warm, eat sensi-
bly, drink plenty of water or
fruit juices. Be sure to get
C Comfort your Sore,- Raspy
Throat, if caused by the cold,
by gargling with Alka-Selt-
zer. If fever develops, or
symptoms become more
acute call your doctor.
ALKA-SELTZER is a pain re-
lieving, slkalizing tablet, pleasant
to take and unusually, effective in
Take it for Headace, Muscular
Pains and for Indigestion, Gas on
Stomach, when caused by excess
At your drug store-Large
package 60s, Small package 30*,
by tie glass at soda fountains.
BIG HITS 2
-Hit No. 1-
Chapter 2 of New Serial
- HIT NO. 2-
Half Woman! Half Beast!
August 8 9
sN FRANCHOT TONE
ERICH VON STROHEIM
NEWS FLASHES Mrs B H Munn
Chapter 11 of Serial
"Perils of the
Defense Reel: "MEN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11
More facts about the scum of
the earth. Mrs G C Adkins
DON'T MISS IT!
August 12 13
You've read about them ...
hard about them now
see them in action!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 194a
THE STAR, PORT ST.-JOE. GULF: COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDY, UGUT 6,194 TH STA, PRT T. JE, ULFCOUNY, LORDA PGE HRE
sw"me /! Don't fail to see...
FOOD PRODUCTION MOVIE
No i on o imnuson ie nosBaptist Pastor Is
Author of Book
"Man's Questions and God's An-
swers" Deals With Questions
Many Are Asking
The Star this week is complet-
ing a 154-page book, "Man's Ques-
tions and 'God's Answers," written
by R. F. Hallford, pastor of the
Port iSt. Joe, Baptist church for the
past two years. The book is quite
timely and deals with many ques-
tions which people today are ask-
Rev. Hallford entered the minis-
try at the age of 15 .and has been
preaching for more than 11 years.
This book is his fifteenth work to
be published since coming to Port
St. Joe,, including- nine tracts, two
books and, three pamphlets. He
has contributed to the following
papers and magazines: Truth for
You, Faith and. Life, Florida Bap-
tist Witness, The iSword of the
Lord, The Contender Magazine and
the Baptist Training Magazine. He
has underway at the present time a
book of sermons entitled "Preach-
ing for Such a Time As This."
Price of "Man's Questions and
God's Answers" is 50 cents per
copy, and. may 'be secured at the
office of the' First Baptist church
or ordered from Rev. Hallford; P.
0. box MM. It is well worth the
small sum asked.
Send The Star to a friend.
BY THE $. 00
Open to the Publit
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2........... 40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M O0. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
"W histling is a sure sign of. a
morqn," says a psycho.pgist. Or
of his first cousin, the optimism.
Free Booklet Tells Of Thrilling(
Discovery; New Hope For Millons
One of the most sensational scientific.die-
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Not a dye-not a tini-not a drug-not
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gray hair, mail coupon below 2(or write)
for free booklet about this marvelous
new vitamin discovery. There is no cost
or obligation, so send today.
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Chicago, III., Dept. 5
Send me FREE BOOKLET about the new
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Coming to PORT THEATRE
August 6, 7 and 8
Produced by Purina Mills in the inter-
est of FOOD FOR VICTORY and
brought to you through the courtesy of
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Florida
NaE aaa~a ss i H 0maniEaaEUN %HE %
For Service on the Farm Front
An Open Letter to Livestock
and Poultry Owners of
....... ....'. ......
PROTEIN feeds are scarce. We can't sell more. So
what we can sell must count for more. This means
we dare not waste good feed on unthrifty livestock or
poultry. We must cull unprofitable producers save
extra pigs stamp out disease and parasites ct
down mortality prevent costly waste.
We know from ou-r many farm contacts that many
production losses are preventable. And we are con-
vinced that our wartime food goals can be reached,
without additional labpr or expense, and with tfe feed
we now have. simply by plugging unnecessary pro-
To this end, and'as our part in helping to, win the
war, we are volunteering our services to all livestock
and poultry owners of this community,
Regardless of the feed you use, we will gladly call at
your farm to assist in such feed-saving practices as
culling chickens, worming pigs, checking feed and
watering space, etc.
We will alsohelp you with "Production Surveys" of
your livestock and poultry, based on a series of war-
time guides, suggested and recommended by both
national and state agricultural authorities. .
Our service is offered solidly in the interest of "More
Food for Victory," and our call will not obligate you
in any way. See us for a "Feed Stretcher" Survey
of your farm'.
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer Port St. Joe, Fla
A LMOST as much a part of most Southern villages
as the Court House, itself, is the bulk storage plant
at the edge of town bearing the old familiar sign:
STANDARD OIL COMPANY. Wherever people con-
grega,te and work and live, there you will find the tanks,
the office and the yard of an Agent of this Company.
The Agent is a part of the community. He is neighbor,
friend and fellow-townsman. And to the community HE
is the Standard Oil Company.
He lives "on the ground." His feet are on the ground.
And that may explain how it is that Standard Oil can
and does keep so close to the interests of every locality
it serves. Our aims and actions are deep-rooted in the
yery soil of every Southern County.
The people of the South make the South. We are
proud to be one of them by reason of our sixty genial
years in their midst.
I*P' a ^ BUY MORE WAR BONDS
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
IN C 0 R P 0 R A T E D I N K E N T U C K Y
Distributors of Purina Feeds
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOKP GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as Second-class matter, December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undet Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance'
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-*4 Telephone 51 *--
The spoken word is given scant attention;
the priffted word is thoughtfully weighed.
.The spoken word barely asserts; the prInted
word thoroughly convinces. Th'e spo'len word
is I6st; the printed word remains.
Our Country --.N" Right or Wrong
The Office of War Information has issued
. a report on American transport. Factual in
character, it is nevertheless breathtaking.
In speaking of the Army and Navy air
transport services, the OWI says: 'A pilot on
the-Lisbon-New York run flew the Atlantic
four times within three days. Another pilot
crossed the ocean twelve times in thirteen-
days, making one round trip in less than 24
hours." Everything from heavy freight to
critically wXotunded men and medical supplies
are carried on these globe-girdling flights.
We find, in glancing over the figures .of
the report, that during 1941 their last normal
year of operation, American commercial air-
lines carried 4,060,500 passengers, an. in-
crease ,of 45,000 per cent over the approxl-
rnately 8,700 carried in 1927. Between these
same years, air mail increased from 1,270,300
to 44,595,300, pounds, and air express and
freight from 45,860 pounds 'to 22,315,000.
In 1938, according- to the OWI, total pro-
duction of the aviation industry-cargo .,iil
combat planes together-amounted to a h,: .',
$280,000,000. It soared to $1,800,000,000 in
1941, and in 1942 made another huge jump to
$6,400,000,000. This year it will reach the co-
lossal total of $20,100,000,000. ,
The statistics, along with the fact that sev-
eral hundred thousand young men have' be-
come air-minded in the military service,
should prove the necessity for an airport at
Port St. Joe, for aviation is the coming means
of transport, and a city without facilities to
care for the planes that will carry the greater
portion of the passengers, mail, freight and
express, will be left by the wayside.
NEW SIZE WAR BONDS
In the n&ar future when you buy a War
Bond from Postmaster H. A. Drake or from
S. L. Barke over at the bank they'll hand you
a sheet of paper about half the size of the
present bonds-73/4k by 41/4 inches in size, to
be exact, which is the same as the present
bond fblded once from top to bottom.
The reason? Well, it is figured the reduc-
tion in size will save $1,750,000 a year. in pro-
duction costs. The paper is expensive, and
press capacity will be doubled.
It's a good idea. Your strong box will be
alle to hold twice as many bonds.
Civilian defense officials have repeatedly>,
warned that as the prospect of military de-
feat becomes increasingly apparent to Ger-
man and Japanese leaders, the danger of air
attacks on this country grow greater. And
we'd be willing to lay odds that t-he gasoline
pipeline terminal here at Port St. Joe is dowi"'
on enemy maps for a few bombs.
This advertisement appeared in last week's
issue of the Apalachicola Times: "HANTED-
Unfurnished house or apartment. Editor The
Times." What's the matter, Editor Fitzger-
ald? Is the publishing business getting so bad
that you have to make a living "hanting"
houses and apg'tments?
THE- STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COU.N.TY, FLORIDA
During a few idle moments we had the
other day-and those "idle moments" are few
and far between for your editor, who has the
entire job of getting out this paper and-turn-
ing out a slew of job print'nhg--we glanced
through several copies of the Congressional
Record which is mailed to: us through the
courtesy of Congressman Bob Sikes and which
had been piling up on our desk for some time.
The title of a bill, S. 1161,. caught our eye,
"To Provide for the General Welfare." We
read it through and found that it was another
of those bills that would have the federal
government do .the providing in that it would
remove virtually all the hazards of living..
Among other things, it makes provision for
free general medical aid, special medical, lab-
oratory and hospitalization beenfits for the
people of the United States. It would place
in the hands of one man-the surgeon general
of the public health service-the power and
authority to hire doctors and establish rates
of pay for them; to establish fee schedules
for services; to establish qualifications for
specialists; to determine the number of indi-
viduals for whom any physician may provide
service; to determine arbitrarily what hos-
pitals or clinics may provide service for pa-
tients. In short, the bill, if .enacted into law,
would destroy the entire system of American
This bill is a step t .. .'rd' socialization a la
the German pattern. It is based on the fallacy
that the general welfare : composed solely
of two parts-comfort and security.
When we read over this measure we re-
membered an article that appeared in a recent
issue of The Saturday Evening Post, "What
f Am Fighting For," by Sgt. Frank G. Jenn-
ings, and so we went through-'our back copies
of the Post and found it. Among other things,
Sgt. Jennings had this to say:
"I am fighting because I don't like to be-
lieve everything I'm told, even if it is true. I
i.nt to be able to find out for myself. I de-
iand inmy God-given right to make a damnedt
fool of myself, to get my fingers burned and
to learn, maybe, not .to do the same thing
the next time.
"I an fighting because I like to believe that
no man on God's green earth is any better
than I am, physically, mentally, biologically
or morally. I'm probably wrong a million
times, but I don't want anybody to put me or
my kids in a narrow social slot saying, 'That's
where we decide you belokig.'
"I'm fighting for the right to go to any
church I like; to read the books of my own
choosing; to read my own newspaper and lis-
ten to my radio, secure in tlfoe knowledge that
most of it is truth, some of it hokum and a
little of it the kind of obvious lying that
makes me mad enough to think straight.
"And finally I, am fighting for the great
privilege and duty of making the American
dream a reality in my time."
Sergeant Jennings' ideas are similar to
those of most of us, but if bills like S. 1161
ari allowed to be enacted we will all be placed
in a "narrow social slot" arid soon we would
be in the condition of the peoples of Germany
and Italy our actions, reading matter, re-
ligion and home life completely controlled by
We would do well to renrember the words
of a famous writer: "If a nation values any-
thing more than freedom, it'will lose its free-
dom ; and the irony is that if if i. comfort or
money that it values more, it will lose that
The car carcjty has made it possible for
the first time for a good many car owners to
pay off on'the old car before buying another.
-Key West Citizen.
The insects on his vegetables are enough
to make th'e Victory gardener's eyes bug out.
-St. Petersburg Independent.
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
.PICKING DAIS ES
Available from Commercial News Providers"
A new giant-size camera cap-
able, of making 800 negatives a
day, many of them six feet high,
is so large that the photographer
actually works inside it!
The public not only likes to be
fooled, but it is perfectly willing
to pay for it.
The term "playing politics' is an
error. Those boys mean it!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6,- 1943
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 THE STAR; PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE.
U 1IIHI1IIIIIII|IH1 11 IIIIIIIIIII llull llJII IIlll IilllllIIIII
Meats, Cheese, Fats and Canned
Fish-Red stamp U became valid
August 1. Red stamp V become
valid August 8. Red stamps T, U.
and V expire August 31.
Coffee Stamps no longer re-
quired to purchase coffee.
Canned Fruits and Vegetables-
N, P and Q blue stamps expire Au-
gust 7. R, 1S and T blue stamps
became va'ids August 1.
Sugar-Stamp 13 good for five
pounds expires August 15; stamp
15 and 16 good for five pounds it
needed for canning, through Octo-
Shoes-Stamp 18 valid for on%
pair through October 31.
Gasoline-No. 7 coupons in new
basic ration books now valid for
.Stoves-Nation-wide rationing of
heating and cooking stoves is now
scheduled to start in mid-August.
Purchase certificates will be is-
sued by local ration boards.
-Mr. and' Mrs. Sammy Davis left
Wednesday for Dothan, Ala., where
they will spend two weeks visit-
ing friends and relatives.
Mrs. Elgin Bayless and two chil-
dren- of 'Tallahasse'e are spending
this month here. as the guests or
Mrs. Bayless' mother, Mrs. Nora
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday WSehoot.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Topic: "Growth In Grace."
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Sermon topic: "A Soul-Stirring
Do you have a doubt about
whether you are saved, or not?
Come and have it all cleared up!
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. &n.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
The Woman's society meets
Monday at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
off-ieial board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brooks and
children left Wednesday for a sev-
eral days' visit in Elba, Ala., with
Mr. Brooks' family.
Mrs. W: A. Childs left Wednes-
day, for Minnesota to join her hus-
band who is stationed at an army
field in that state.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
Trhe Pilot club wishes to express
its appreciation to the Coast
Guard, the personnel of the YB-I16,
the Tyndall Fieldi orchestra, E.
Clay Lewis Jr., The Star, and the
public who joined, to make. the
dance last Friday night the won-
derful success it.was.
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis Jr., and two
children, Clay Jr. and Reed, and
Mrs. B. E. Kenney Jr. and two
children, Jackquelyn and Ann, will
leave next Wednesday tor Moun-
tain City Ga., for a two weeks' va-
cation to be spent at the mountain
resort. The heat here has been
getting them, down.
Charles A. O'Quinn III of Pan-
ama City spent last week here as
the guest of his aunt and uncle,
Mr. and' Mrs. Gus Creech.
If a person won't take "no" for
an answer, lie to him and tell him
FIFTY-FIVE WOMEN SIGN UP The members of the classes-
FOR HOME NURSING CLASS have received' instruction on bedt-
SI making, how to bathe patients in
(Continued from Page 1) !bed, and give alcohol rubs.
Jones, Mrs. Pat Bray, program Monday's classes were devoted'
committee; Mrs,. D. C. Smith, Mrs. to learning to take temperature,
W. S. Smith, publicity; Mrs. Paul j count pulse and record respiration.
S. Fensom, Mrs. B. W. Eells, Mrs. iWednesdray was spent in general
J. C. Farnel:, Mrs. Jualine Hinson, discussion from the text book
Mrs. Harry R. Jones, Mrs. Ladeen on, "Protecting Yourself Against
Peters, Mrs. T. J. Mitchell, Mrs. Disease" and "Making the Most of
A. R. Patterson, Mrs. E. Y. ,Cow- Personal Appearance."
art, Mrs. John Gould, Mrs. Inez Dr. Jason Miller, public health
Williams. officer in charge of the Franklin-
7:30 to 9:30 p. m.-Mrs. E. M. Gulf-Wakulla county health die-
Bowen, president; Mrs. Charles apartment, will be guest speaker
Crawford, vice-president; Mrs. W: for all three classes next Wednes-
L. Crawford, secretary-treasurer; day, August 11. Friends of those
Mrs. S. R. Cochran, Mrs. James enrolled in the, classes are invited
Davis, hospitality committee; Mrs.
E. E. Somerset, Mrs. Terry Hinote,
publicity; Mrs. Dan' Brooks, Mrs.
George Cooper, Miss Mary Wooden,
Miss Frenchie Wooden, Miss Joyce
Lewis, Mrs. W. S. Durant, Mrs. B.
J. Hu'l, Mrs. John Kramer, Mrs.
Fred McLean, ,Mrs. J. A. Mira, Mrs.
B. E. Rawls.
to attend this' lecture.
Mrs. B. E. Kenney returned Wect-
nesday from a several days' trip to
Georgia in the interest of her Red
.Surmmer would, be our favorite
season if it weren't for the heat.
Men's and Boy's Leather Jackets
100and Coats Now On Sale!
MEN'S SIZES 34 TO5 s $10.95 to $22.50
SIZES 6 TO 18
The W ell-Known
We ordered several hundred of
these dresses and the second ship-
ment has arrived. They are ex-
citingly new, tremendously flat-
tering, they accent your feminity,
keep you looking cool and ultra-
smart on every occasion!
You will be surprised that these
charming dresses can be had at
such reasonable prices and will
want more than one to hang in
your wardrobe. They come in
solid colors and gay prints, in a
wide variety of the latest styles.
Come in and make your selection
USE YOUR CREDIT!
Phone 56 Port St. Joe, Florida
yAse wy Pln
A SMALL DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SELECTION. Make small payments
regularly and your jacket will be paid for when you need it.
MEN: Dont fail to take advantage of this remarkable offer! Leather goods
are scarce and you may not be able to find what you want if you wait!
COME IN TODAY AND LAY IT 'AWAY!
Our Lay-Away Sale on Coats and
Blankets Continues Through
Many have already taken advantage of this attractive offer. Do not wait
until it's too late! We still have a complete selection and you'll be wise to
- SPECIAL --
90 x 108 Inches .............. $4.95
72 x 108 Inches .............. $3.95
Finest Quality, Luxurious Percale.
Values to $2.95
COSTIN'S DEPT. STORE
"ST. JOE'S SHOPPING CENTER"
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943
THE STAR; PORT ST. JOE, GUlLF COUNTY, FLORIDAr
PAGE~IXTHE TAR P~IT S. Ju GLF CUNT, FLRID FRIAYAUGUT 6 194
The Low Down
Editor The Star:-
It's not hard- to see why some
labor bosses are noin-plussed and
feel terrible. You'd sound off with
alarm. too, like they do, if you'd
been livin' in luxury and somebody
started pullin' the floor from under
you. I got in mind the new labor
law where he top-squawks can go
to jail for certain funny business.
These gents figgered their racket
was gonna last forever. They over-
estimated their muscle and their
political pull. They forgot all Ibout
congress when they sponsored the
veto. Furthermore, congress wa.
scum anyway, as they saw it. But
then that's when the miracle hap-
penedi. Congress woke up, gaunt
and hungry like a b'ar after an all-
winter sleep. Boy! How it pounced
on that veto.
Ennybody whose got a pencil
and. who kin write should oughta
scribble a line to his congressman.
Give the old pelican 3 cheers-tell
him his spunk is refreshin'. Tell
him to get goin' more vetoes and
get the country back on terra
firma-the firmer the 'better.
This is kinda late. Its been rat-
tlin' around in my skull for some
time, but I ain't had no time to
write, bein' so busy with my bees
and beans and' wood choppin'.
Yours with the low-down,
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE
FOR SALE--4Two 1937 Fords. One
with and one without tires. For
cash only. St. Joe Lumber Com-
LEGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds,
Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promissory Notes, and
Purchaser Agreements. We carry
a stock of these blank forms at
all times. The Star, Phone 51.
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the ,Sheffield colored quarters.
iTAL D-ISCOaVRY TOR
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Dangerous High Blood Pressure
(Essential Hypertension) is usually
marked by- distressing symptoms
such as dizziness, throbbing head-
aches, sleeplessness and nervous-
.ncss. If disregarded, this may lead
_to Heart Trouble, Stroke, Paralysis,
Hardening of the Arteries or Kid,
ney Trouble. "Diamonex, discovery
iof a heart specialist, is designed to
,quickly aid inthe relief of these
:distressing symptoms .i
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
dthe treatment for two weeks under
'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
Ithe& relief of these dangerous symp-
oms. Results are speedy-within
1as short a time as two weeks suf-
ferers oftenfind that Diamonex has
accomplished 75% of the total re-'
duction possible with this formula.:
'If you suffer from High Blood
:Pressure you may try DIAMONEX
without risking a penny. To intro-
duce this wonderful treatment to
.a million new sufferers this liberal
trial offer is made for a limited
i Send only $1.50 to tle Diamonex
,Company,&318-A North Michiganl
Ave., Chjitago, Illinois for a full
tTWO weeks, supply of genuine
)DIAMONEX, prepaid. Use ,Dia-
monex according to the simple ai-
rections for only two weeks. If, at
'the end. bf that' test period you are I
not delighted with results your
money will be refunded immedi-
ately on request. There are no
strings or conditions-you owe it to
yourself to make this wonderful
test at once. Write today as this
offer is fulLvy.zuaranteer.
FOOD PRODUCTION WHITE CITY BRIDGE
FILM TO BE SHOWN IS BEING REPLACED
(Continued from page 1)
Mills and brought to the Port the-
ater by, the St. Joe Hardware, com-
pany, local Purina dealer, the film
is a graphic presentation of the
vital need of additional food pro-'
duction for our armed forces.
The picture opens with dramatic
war shots taken from war depart-
ment files showing how food has
been destroyed all over Europe.
Hero of the. movie is a typical farm
boy, home on leave, who attends a
meeting of farmers and recalls the
important role which food is play-
ing in 'the war.
The picture ends with a strong
appeal from the soldier for pro-
duction of food for an extra
"Twenty Fighting Meh."
The movie is part oT a "Food for
Victory" crusade now being spon-
sored] 'by the St. Joe Hardware
company, a feature of which is the
free service in assisting county
farmers reach ,their wartime food
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are, an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
Replacement of .pilings at the
White City canal crossing of the
Port St. Joe-WVewahitchka high-
way was begun this week and it
is anticipated the road to the
county seat will be open shortly.
The highway was closed, last
week when the floating bridge was
removed to allow for deepening
and widening of the canal.
Mrs. Bernice Ory was called, to
Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Friday by
the serious illness of her sister,
who underwent an operation.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
You Can Still .
Up to $200
ON EASY LOANS
- See Us For Estimate -
We Do Millwork and Build Boats
St. Joe Lumber Co.
FRESH FISH AT
ALL DRESSED WHILE YOU WAIT
WHEN YOUR MEAT STAMPS BEGIN TO RUN LOW (AND OTHER TIMES), WE INVITE YOU TO COME
BY AND GET A REAL TREAT IN FISH THAT ARE FRESH AND PROPERLY DRESSED
&enney Memrcantioe Cf company
PORT ST. JOE
Mrs. Carolyn McNair, who was
in charge of the Port Inn for some
time, left last week for her home
in New York. She will stop oft
in Virginia for a visit of several
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
poundiung yur physician's prescription
are .snsur'd by the vigilant chemists of
Ccr,+rol Lai,,-rastcoes. Fven during the
mans.fcture of a ii:np. e product a score
or minre of exacing fests for purity are
mad'. '?'h3, we compound prescriptions
with fial conr.flctce in the reliability of
the ingredients your physician prescribes.
We use Merck PrescrlpHon Chenmical
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
Since food has been rationed, a
person not only can insert himself
into a breakfast nook with ease,
but extract himself just as easily.
Port St. Joe Florida
In Conjunction With Our Store, Located At St. Joe Lumber& Export Co.
OPEN SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 9 TO 11
WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF
FRESH WATER CATFISH
- PHONE 136 -
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THE STAR,. Pbbn ST. Jr)E, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943