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WITH THE 6OORIJ
(The Star wants photos of Gulf county mnci
serving in the canned for;:e:. Picture, whi-,
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
FRANK LaGRANGE RUNS
INTO GULF COUNTY MEN
IN NEW HEBRIDES AREA
Hospital Attendant First Class
Frank La'Grange, stationed at a,
.navy base hospital on one of the
islands in the New Hebrides group
in .the South Pacific, writes to his
mother, Mrs. Gus Sempler, that he
has run across Buck Walters, with
the Marines; Francis Knight, with
the Seabees, and Alfred Whidding,
in the Navy, saying: "Buck's out-
fit is about 15 miles from me and
I don't get to see him very often,
but he and I have agreed to come
to each other's, camp when we
have time off, which is very scarce
for both of us these days.
"I was eating chow the other
day and a boy came up to me that.
.I had never seen before and asked
me where I was from. I told. him
'Florida,' and he said, 'Would it
be St. Joe?' I told him yes, and,
he said his name was Alfred Whid-
ding and, had seen me when I was
working in the market at the Ken-
ney Mercantile Co. So you see, as
small a town as Port St. Joe is, it
is pretty well represented, on a
small island like, this."
Mrs. Sempler subscribed for The
Star to be sent to Frank and also
brought in his photograph, which
will appear in an early issue.
Carl Soderberg At Athens, Ga.
Naval Aviation Cadet Carl A.
Soder'berg Jr., son of C. A. Soder--
berg of Highland View, has re-
ported to the U. S. Navy, pre-flight
school at Athens, Ga., for three
months of intensive instruction in
advanced ground school subjects.
Upon completion of the course, he
will be transferred' to a naval air
station to begin progressive flight
training preparatoy to joining a
combat unit. Carl completed his
preparatory training at Columbia.
S. C., and was transferred to.
Athens from the CAA war training
service school at Coral Gables.
A/S Paul Johnson Visits
A/.S Paul K. Johnson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C' M. Johnson, left Sat-
urday for Nashville, Tenn., to re-
sume his training course' after a
visit of five days here with his
Lois Crosby Is Visitor
Miss Lois Crosby the first young
woman from Port St. Joe to join
the WAVEs, visited, here two days
(Continued on Page 3)
- INSTRUCTIONS FOR
MAILING GIFTS TO
The Army and Navy depart-
ments have designated the period
from September 15 to October 15
for the mailing of post-Christmas
gifts to. Army personnel overseas.
Gifts for Navy personnel overseas
should' be mailed between Sep-
tember 15 and, November 1.
Gifts may be mailed before Sep-
tember 15 or after October 15 only
on presentation at the postoffice
of a letter from the, man overseas
requesting the article which is be-
ing sent him.
Parcels must not exceed present
limitations of 5 pounds in weight
or 15 inches in length. or 36
inches in length and girth com-
It is pointed" out 'that memberE
of the armed .forces, are Uirnpy
provided with foldd anci.&elotlhing,
and the public is usged not to in-
clude such matter in gift parcels.
Perishable goods are barred.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943 NUMBER 45
To Vote Next May'
State,Now Has More Than 100.000
Men In Service Who Will Be
Entitled to Cast Ballots
According to Secretary of State
R. A. Gray approximately. 60,000 o'f
Florida's more than 100,000 mer,-
now in military service will vote
next M'ay along with home folks.
Gray's estimate is based upon the
percentage of the citizenry usually
participating in elections.
It will be no easy task getting
the ballots to the battlefronts of
the world, and the paper work will
be tremendous, with each soldier,
sailor, WAlC and, WAVE receiving
an envelope containing three other
nested envelopes to be opened be-
fore the ballot itself finally Is
The government is supplying
servicemen with postal cards for
requesting -ballots, and many are
now being.received' at the office
of the secretary of state. Mr. Gray
acknowledges these with the sug-
gestion that the request be re-
newed next February, so that ad-
diresses may be brought up to date..
As the deadline for qualification
of candidates is just 45 days be-
fore the first primary, and ballots
obviously can't be mailed until all
aspirants for office are known,
fast handling is imperative if ser-
vicemen are to have the opportun-
ityr to express themselves on gov-
ernment back home.
Gray is hopeful that the ballots
can be placed in the mail on the
day immediately following the end
of qualifying. But even so, there'll
be little time to get a ballot to
the Solomon Islands and back, as
to be counted, the ballot must be
returned to the county by election
Ceiling Prices Set
On Some Clothing
Members of Armed Forces May
Apply for Ration Book 3
After August 15
Ceiling prices for women's and
children's fall and winter outer.
garments have been established atl
levels equal to, or lower than, those
prevailing last fall, C. G, Costin,
chairman of the Gulf county war
price and' rationing board, an-
nounced yesterday. Fifteen new
categories of garments also come
under the regulation.
The new types of garments in-
clude toddler sizes (6 months to 4
years) for coats, suits, jackets.
skirts and dresses, slacks ant(
slack suits for all size ranges, and
'teen age girls', children's and
Prices during the fall and win-
ter of 1943-44 for the 31 categories
existed in 1942. As for the 15 new
categories, retail prices are ex-
pected; to be lowdr than before is-
suance of the amendment which
became effective last Saturday-
Members of .the armed forces I
eligible for War Ration Book 3
will apily for their books between
Augist ]5 and 31, said Costin.
The special application form for
militaryy personnel wiF be supplied
by commanding officers. Pre-ad-i
dressed, to the OPA mailing center
at Chicago, the forms are to be
complete and mailed, by August
Pulpwood Gets "Chow" to Alaska
.- .. a a.,ai$aIsIa
( aea- .
(Official U. S. Signal Corps Photo)
UNCLE SAM'S SOLDIERS EAT WELL wherever they go to fight
-anywhere in the world. Most of their food is shipped in weather-
proof containers made from pulpwood. Now that pulpAwood supplies
are growing short, the Government asks farmers and woodsmen to
cut more trees to make smokeless powder, rayon for parachutes,
plastics for airplane parts, and containers for ammunition, rations
and blood plasma. Here two Alaskan scouts "eat out", in the center
of a pile of supplies, sharing their chow. Your trees will help to
win the war!
Star Enlists In
Designed to Relieve Shortage In
Raw Material Necessary
For War Supplies
The Star has joined with other
weekly and daily newspapers of
he nation in a campaign to aid
the government to help solve the
serious pulpwood shortage situa-
tion.- It is. the second time since
Pearl Harbor that the nation's
newspapers have been called, upon
o overcome a serious war materiel
shortage. Last fall it was the. scrap
netal campaign when scores of
steel mills faced shutdowns for
ack. of vital materials. What the
newspapers accomplished in thaL
drive is history. The situation was
(Continued o'n Page 4)
., .' -.
Petty Officer Audrey L. Ather-
ton of PensaccAa who is assist-
ing with the WAVE recruiting
drive in this area. She will be in
"Port St. Joe in the near future,
and young women interested In
hearing about the WAVEs may
make an appointment with Mrs.
Lovie R. Coburn, volunteer re-
cruiter, by phoning 146-J.
As Chief of Police
.. . :9 .- -
City Commission Expected to Ap-
point Successor At Meeting "
-Chief of Police M. 0. Freeman
informed The, Star early Tuesday
morning that he was resi0ninpg his
Tells of Life In
Spends Much Time In Fox-Hole At
Night, and Says Every Bug
Either Stings or Bites
Sea'bee Kenneth Creech, some,
where in the 'Solomon Islands, Is
getting to be, a regular South Pa-
cific correspondent to The Star.
All of his letters are interesting
and give a vivid picture, of the life
in that area. We. quote from a let-
ter received: this, week by Mrs,
"'I haven't heard from any of you
folks in four weeks or more.. I'm
sure .our mail will catch up with
us soon.. We have moved several
times sint we got over in this
part of the, country. I was, 'going
to send' yui a Jap skull, but the
censor wouldn't let it pass. Am
sending a few pods of red' pepper
It grows wild on bushes up to four
feet high and sure is hot.
"This island; is a regular steam
kettle. I smell like a plowhandi all
the time. I haven't seen a news-
paper for over two months, other
than two or three copies of The
Star I got. How's the fishing? We
have plenty of water around us,
but haven't had time to fish any
"Seems a long 'time since I have
seen a white woman. I was in a
native village a few days ago. They
are very friendly and lead a simple
life.. A few have learned 6bme
English 1c,.i -an-d--i. !Ja .--teated
them very bad. If some of you can.
buy me about a dozen cheap rings
from the ten-cent store, I would
appreciate it very much. These' na-
tives are all crazy about rings.
They have tattoo on their face and)
arms and' rings in their ears. The
... .. .. children go naked and the men
position with the city, effective e n p B o th
and women wear a piece of cloth
immediately, .and would take a po-
or a grass skirt around their
sition here with the Pure 1Oil com- d r
waist. They don't keep very clean.
pany. Quite a few have large sores on
He did not give his reasons for Quite a few have large sores on
resigning, but stated that he de- their .The. live in small
sired to thank the citizens of Port houses made of bamboo and grow
St. Joe and the members of the small patches of corn and sweet
city commission for teir co-opera- potatoes. All of our equipment and
city commission for their co-opera- f o st
'tion and' assistance during the food seems to be a mystery to
time he has served as a police ot- them. They eat anything we give
them, and it is funny to see them
Mr. Freeman ha-s served on the chew gum.
local police force for five and a (Continued on Page 4)
half years, two years of which he
put in as chief. FRENCH GUNNERY
Troy Jones at present is the only STUDENT IS BURIED
local law enforcement officer on IN PANAMA CITY
the job, since'Officer W. H. Had-
son. terminated his services with The body of the French aerial
the city as of August 1, although gunnery student who died last
he remains on the. payrolll until week as the result of injuries sus-
the fifteenth handling inoculation trained when the plane in which he
of dogs. was training crashed into the Gulf
It is expected that the city, com- off Beacon Hill, was laid to rest
mission will appoint a. successor last Friday in a Panama City cem-
to Chief Freeman at its regularly etery, 3000 miles from the mother
scheduled meeting next Tuesday and the land he loved.
night. He was training with the hope
----k- -- that he might return to Europe
APALACHICOLA BRIDGE and fight to help restore freedom
TO CLEAR ONE BARGE to France and then return to Brit-
tainy and the mother he left.
Lt. Col. Edwin L. Beriswell, Ex- A French Catholic chaplain came
ecutive Assistant, U. S. Engineers, from Washington to conduct the
states that the mooring dolphins service at the Tyndall Field chapel
above and below the Apalachicola and military men of three nations,
Northern railroad- bridge over the American, Dutch and French, paid
Apalachicola river near Apalachi- their last respects to the 21-year-
cola will not be replaced'. old French private. His name Is
Tows will henceforth tIe up to being withheld because the Nazi
the bank while taking the barges regime would use even the story
through the bridge qoe barge at of *a burial in obtaining information
a time. for .whfch to subject innocent. vic-
The bridge was badly damaged times to, '"reprisals."
several months ago when a heavy When the wair ends the body of
barge struck it, and is still under the young Frenchman, will--beT-re-
"'epair. turned, to his -native, 'and.
O-TAT 9 9
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAM T u -
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Altered as Second-class matter December 10,
1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,,
under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year........$2.00 Six Months......$1.00
-4 Telephone 51 l--
The spoken word is given scant attention;
the priifted word is thoughttfUy weighed.
The spoken word barely asslfts; the prt
word thoroughly convinces. The spoen ) r
ls fost; the printed word remain.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WHAT A BLOC DID
Taxpayers in Georgia, Florida, Ohio and a
total of 38 states now pay higher rates of in-
come tax to the federal government than do
Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and now Oregon
and six other states.
'They enjoy this advantage by laws decree-
ing that for taxation purposes, not spending
purposes, a married man's income is half his
and half his wife's. A $10,000 salary'in those
States is two $5000 salaries. Because of the
rising surtax rate, two $5000 incomes pay
considerably less than one $10,000 salary. On
a $10,000 income the citizens of Texas, Okla-
homa, California or any other "community
property" state will be paying $364 less 'tax
than his fellow citizen of the 38 states which
have not resorted to the "community prop-
There were only nine such states until this
year. Now Oregon, purely for tax-dodging
purposes, has adopted the scheme.
Well, you'd think, that's an easy graft to
end. Just let congress put in the law a re-
quirement for a single return. Surely 76 sen-
ators from the 38 states discriminated against
would be glad to serve their constituents in
that way, and surely 20 senators from the tax
escaping states could not outvote them.
The thing was tried in congress. Would
you believe it, the 20 senators, filibustering,
put the 76 to rout. So the 10 states go on
paying less tax and the 38 paying more, and
we say in this country that the majority
rules !-Atlanta Georgian.
We understand that there were so many
bathing beauties on the beach at Miami last
Sunday that several of them got crowded
into the ocean.
Well, the war's coming a lot closer home
to Georgians. We just captured Augusta.-
Waycross (Ga.) Journal-Herald.
A pacifist is a gent that played by himself
when he was a boy.
WHITE CITY BRIDGE TO
BE OUT FOR SOME TIME
Last week The Star carried the
announcement thai work of replae-
ing'the, floating bridge across the
canal, at White City had started.
This was true, but ,by the time the
paper was in the mail, U. S. en-
gineers in charge of widening the
waterway had halted the work un-
til an 80-foot barge could be either
Wuilt, borrowed; or stolen.
It se- ni tlit it'will be neces-
4ary' to allon for an 80-foot open-
ing,, and it is, expected that it will
"e 's''ome time before a barge of
that length can be built. It is un-
derstood that the state road, de-
parment is looking around, for a
barge that length that it can rent.
iSince the war began, nearly 100
new chemical and powder plants
have been built in the U. S.
Send The Star to your man in
the service-only $1 tor a year.
THIS COMMUNITY HAS A
FiS COMMUNITY is on the spot How the problem can be solved
Mr. Donald M. Nelson, Chairman ofthe War
Production Board, gave the key to the solution
in the following statement:
,. "If every one of the more than 3,800,000
farmers in the 27 pulpwood producing states,
were to devote 3 EXTRA days in 1943 to cutting
pulpwood, we could overcome the threatened
2,500,000 cord shortage with wood to spare."
Will you enlist for 3 EXTRA days?
If you are now cutting pulpwood part time; if you
have cut it in the past; or if you have never cut it
but know how to use an axe and saw, will you
pledge 3 EXTRA days (at regular pay) to meet Mr.
Fill in the coupon. Mail it to this newspaper and
you will receive the pledge badge which identifies
you as a Victory Pulpwood Cutter.
This is a war. emergency.
MniEi Eliqugu giggimn
CHAIRMAN, NEWSPAPER PULPWOOD CAMPATB
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA "
I pledge myself to work at least 3 EXTRA days during the
balance of 1943 cutting pulpwood. Please send,. me, the campaign
badge which this pledge entitles me to wear.
I We are in a pulpwood growing
section 'and there is now a pulp-
wood shortage. The country needs
vast quantities of pulpwood for
explosives, rayon parachutes, gas
mask filters, shipping containers
and a thousand other uses yet
some of the mills that make these
things are actually shutting down
for lack of wood.
jThis is a desperate situation-
aia war emergency. Something
Must be done QUICKLYI
And only we who live in the
pulpwood cutting areas can do
anything about it.
This is OUR responsibility.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943
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3 Simple Steps
KIWANIS HOLD MEET
Thursday evening of last wee l
members of the Kiwanis club and
their wives, forty-strong, motored
to Apalachicola for the regular
ladies' night meeting and to enjoy
a delicious seafood dinner.
Object of the journey was to
s h o w interested Apalachicolans
how a Kiwanis club functioned, but
unfortunately a junior chamber of
commerce meeting was in progress
and so the demonstration was
wasted on the ocean breezes, of the
"Secretary Harry McKnight and"
Alphabet Carter gave interesting
talks. on Kiwanis and spontaneous
effusions were had from other
members and' their wives, includ-
ing Tom Owens, Mrs. Gus Creech,
Mrs. Alma Parker and Jim Bounds.
There was nothing particularly
outstanding about the meeting ex-
cept that Hig Stone, Alphabet Car-
ter, Welton Rothe and Doc Norton
wore coats while the rest of the
members were in their shirt
sleeves and wishing that they
could shed, their shirts. Coats! We
PILOT CLUB MAKES HOME NURSING CLASS
DAY ROOM DRAPES FOR COLORED FORMED
The Port St. Joe Pilot club met _
Tuesday evening for its regular iMrs. Margaret H. Ewing, R. N.,
program meeting 6t the home of
Miss Margaret Belin. In lieu of a who is conducting a Red Crosb
program, all the girls participated course in home nursing here, hat
in making curtains for the day organized a similar class for coi-
room at Camp Gordlon Johnston, ored women at Kenney's Mill. The
which is the club's main project-.
for the month. There were seven
members present and each mem-
ber is to be responsible for a pair
of curtains which were not com-
pleted at the meeting.
A delicious cold plate was served
the club by Miller's drug store-,
and the. members extend their ap-
preciation to Gale Traxler for his
The next meeting of the club
will be held August 24 at the home
of Mrs. H. A. Drake.
SPEAKER AT ROTARY CLUB
la s s mueets Tuesday mornings at
the Union church.
Officers of the class are Basiline
Hewitt, president; Jessie Mae
Thomas, vice president; Mabe.
Harris, secretary-treasurear; Mar-
gueite W'higam and Zella Grant,
publicity; Lois Wilson and Georgia
Mae Hudson, hospitality commit-
tee; Emma Montgomery and Clary
Evans, program committee; Carrie
Warr and Hattie Mae Clement,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gilbert ana
daughter Diane of Baton Rouge,,
T. A. Owens, county school su- La.. and Miss Norma Jean Lewis
perintendent, was the speaker at
the regular meeting of the Rotary
club held Thursday noon of last
week. He told of the school situa-
don't understand- how they do it tion in Gulf county at the present
in this hot weather, time and what plans, were being
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hailford, P~ator
9:46 a. m.-Sunlay S ?otoot.
11:00 a. m. Morig worship.
Topic: "The Christian Home,."
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Eveaing worship.
Topic: "The Mark of the Beast."
Services every' Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7: 30--Evening worship.
The Woman's society meets
Monday at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
fffrial board meeting. -
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
contemplated for post-war school
With the Colors >)
(Continued from- Page 1)
this week before going to Eliba,
Ala., to see her mother. She has
been in training at Cedar Falls,
Home On Furlough
Ens. Carl N. Kelley, who has
been stationed at the Naval Air
Station at Jacksonville for some
time, is home, on a brief furlough
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Nick Kelley, before leaving for an
Lieut. Edd Brock Marries
Lieut. Edid Lee Brock, son of
..Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Brock of W.
wahitchka, was married on July
24 at San Antonio, Texas, to Miss
Mildred Martin of Boston, Mass.
of Mobile, Ala., are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Howell this week.
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS
LAST TIMES TODAY!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
S BIG HITS 2
-Hit No. 1-
asked for 10 percent
in bonds; now we
Port St. Joe, Fla.
- SUNDAY AT1:00Q P. M.
E DAILY AT 2:46 P. M.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
Go to your fuse box. If
cut-off switch is accessi-
ble, pull it to turn off
electricity. Then examine
Unscrew the "burnt out"
fuse. You can tell which
one it is by the burned
patch in the window on
Replace with same size
fuse-they're mark e d.
(Keep a supply of these
from your dealer). Turn
-on main switch.
Mrs. Steppie Porter of Apalachi-.
cola visited here Weinesday and Johnny Weeks Visits Folks
Thursday with her son and daugh- Pvt. Johnny Weeks, stationed at
ters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Por- Camp Shely, Miss., visited re-
ter and Mrs. Richard Porter. cently in Wewahitchka with hib
cr Pt, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Week.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Jimmy Windham of Alexander
Fleisohel, who are vacationing in City, Ala., was a visitor in Port St.
Jacksonville, will be glad to know Joe last Monday looking up old
that their small daughter, Lynn, is friends.
recovering nicely after a serious f d *f
attack of "strep" throat. W. T. Edwards-, J. L. Sharit ana
E. Clay Lewis Jr., spent the week-
Tommy Alsip of Pensacola was end at Edgewater Beach. Miss., oin
the guest several days this week business.
of Gene Wel'ington. f f ;
r* Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith of Pan-
'Mr. and. Mrs. S. L. Barke and a-ma City visited here Tuesday
daughter Hazel spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellows.
visiting in Tallahassee. ft '
S! .Mrs. W. 0. Anderson is visiting
.T. L. Sharit was a business visi- this week with friends and rela-
tor in Tallahassee Wednesday. tives in Apalachicola.
: Be Sure to Hear
i These Messages!
11:00 A. M.
"THE CHRISTIAN HOME"
8:00 P. M.
"THE MARK OF THE BEAST"
Pastor R. F. Hallford
Port St. Joe Baptist Church
LOR'S DAY, AUGUST 15, 1943
*S^^ SS ^ iSO ^ ^e.eaaa..
Chapter 3 of Serial
- HIT NO. 2-
Chapter 12 of Serial
"Perils of the
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
SNAZI SPY OR
August 19 20
August 15 16
A DOWN TO EARTH
0 A Sodetbs a CARTO"N
ShoT Mrs J Ledd
"That'. Wh i Left Youe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Alabamians Enjoy Beach Here
Don Ho,bbs of Troy, Ala., Wit-
bur Finley of Goshen, Ala., and D.
B. Hobbs of Birmingham, Ala.,
were guests several days last weex
of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Creech. They
took particular delight in our Gulf
beaches, going fishing and crabbing
each of the four days they were
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells left
yesterday on a business trip tao
Tallahassee. They expect to return
Most parents these days seem to
be using the remote-control method
in rearing children.
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CARRABELLE YOUTH TELLS
OF DRIVE ON ATTU ISLAND
IN OUSTING THE JAPANESE
In a feature article in the Satur-
day Evening Post of August 14
titled "Mad Dog Hunt On Attu,"
which describes vividly the hard-
ships and' dangers encountered by
our fighting men in wresting the
island of Attu ,from the Japs, Pvt.
Casper Alligood of Carrabelle, Fia.,
in telling of a last desperate drive
by 600 Japs on an American camp
at night, is quoted, as saying:
"I got my shoes on the wrong
feet, but there was no time to
change them. The Japs were mill-
ing around like crazy men. The
whole bunch of them must have
been full of 'sake.' Some of them
were, yelling 'You kill, we kill!' As
I headed for a foxhole, one. of our
guys passed me wearing nothing
but a pair of underdrawers. I sait
'Buddy, you'd better go back and
get your pants.' But he wasn't in-
terested. He said, 'The hell with
the pants; if ..the Japs want them
they can have them'."
When the remaining Japs found
they could not break through they
pulled the pins from grenades and
pressed them against their chests
with both hands, blowing them-
selves' to bits.
A' Sergeant, who had been lob-
bing grenades all day at the Japs,
is quoted as, saying: "It maybe
wasn't such a big 'battle as battles
go nowadays, but, brother, every-
thing about it was done in a big
way, including the way them Japs
knocked themselves off. Believe
me, that was the biggest, awfules.,
damned mess I ever saw in my
STAR ENLISTS IN
(Continuedl From Page 1)
saved! with more than 6,000,000
tons of precious metal collected.
Now it is the pulpwood campaign
and it is equally serious, because
hundreds of thousands of cords of
the nation's pulpwood are requirect
for war purposes. Pulpwood is the
raw material which makes smoke-
less powder, rayon for parachutes,
plastics for airplane parts, shell
and bomb casings and shipping
containers for ammunition, food's,
supplies, blood' plasma and, other
necessities for our armed forces
and our allies.
The growing seriousness of pulp-
wood shortages has prompted Don-
ald M. Nelson, chairman of the
War Production Boardi, to issue
the following appeal to farmers:
"If every one of the more than
2,800,000 farmers in the 27 pulp-
wood producing states were to de-
vote three extra days in 1943 to
cutting pulpwood we could over-
come the threatened shortage with
wood, to spare. I urge every farmer
to get in touch with his nearest
department of agriculture repre-
sentative, to find out whether he
can be of service in the 'production
Pulpwoodi growers of Gulf county
are urged to join this campaign by
filling out the coupon on page two
of this issue of The. Star and mail-
ing it ix.
-A farmer's wife says that if a
girl wishes to solve permanently
the problem of personal unemploy-
ment, let her marry a farmer.
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Two 1937 Fords. One
with and one without tires. For
cash only. St. Joe Lumber Cam-
LEGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds,
Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promfssory 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
ai the Sheffield colored quarters.
Down the Nets
U. S. Marine Corps Photo
Maneuvers on the beach at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, begin as
U. S. Marines climb down Phe
cargo nets from an Army trans-
port into a landing boat. Soldiers
crowd the transport's decks to
watch the Leathernecks.
Turn right now to the Port the-
'ter advertisement and Fee if
your name is in it. If so, you can
call at The Star office and get a
free pass to the Port.
PORT ST. JOE
KEN CREECH LIVING IN
FOX-HOLE WITH JAPS,
AND ASSORTED BUGS
(Continued from page 1)
"This life sure is getting tough.
Have to get up several times diur-
inng the night and go for the fox-
holes on account of air raids. I
have turned out to be a very fast
runner. We have our own holes to
go to. Mine, is pretty close to my
cot, and I waste very little time
getting into it. We have had several
cases of skinned knees and hips
getting into the holes.
"Everything here that :-;i.- or
crawls either bites or stings.'; :
have turned as yellow as tallow`
from taking malaria tablets. We
lost two of our officers last week.
"Trees, bushes and vines grow
everywhere. The Japs dig in holes
just like big rats, I saw tots of
wounded brought over from an-
ot'ri.r island a few days ago and it
sure was a pitiful sight--the ones
that were shell-shocked' looked like
"I just got me. a stick and killed
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
a scorpion on another boy's cot-
they are 'most as thick as mosqui-
toes here. A grasshopper got up
my, pants leg the other day, and
I almost had a runaway-I first
thought it was a scorpion. I don't
think a white man can stand this
heat many months. I go to bed by
dark every evening if I am not on
guard, ,to get away from the'mos-
quitoes and get some sleep before
we have to head for our fox-holes.
"I saw some prisoners that were
'brought to the island, and they
were skin and bones. I think they
stay in their holes until they are
S1 *. t or pulled out.
.'-11 our drinking water has
'chloride of lime in it and tastes
pretty bad. I take, my canteen of
water and tie it down in the creek
You Can Still .
Up to $200
ON EASY LOANS
See Us For Estimate -
We Do Millwork and Build Boats
St. Joe Lumber Co.
aMA M T
F .S H
and that is as near cold water as
we get to drink."
Cheese is a concentrated food
full of protein, calcium, fat and
vitamins A and T32.
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use- in com-
poundiug your physician's prescription
are ;:iar Ied by "vhe vigilant chemists of
Co:.t'r.. a ].,t.'ora:.er*s. Even during the
m;i=.'ctue of a tinople pro;.-t a score
or mere Clf e.a.,tlnrg fe-i )"for-:p-rity are
mnad. '-hu;i, w:v comci.ncund prescriptions
with il cornfldence in the reliability of
the ingredien-t' your physicianprescribes.
We use Merck Prescripfion Chemicalr"
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription.
Phone 5 Port St. Joe,
-- Ulvv mom
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 FISH AT ALL TIMES
MULLET SNAPPER STEAKS
SNAPPER GROUPER STEAKS
GROUPER SNAPPER THROATS
PAN FISH FRESH SHRIMP
BLUE FISH SCALLOPS
OYSTERS CRAB MEAT
FRESH WATER CATFISH
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 Mercantile Company
- PHONE 136 -
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THE STAR, POKY'S T. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943