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STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
WITH THE $ RS
(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
serving in the armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
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CREECH BREAKS RIBS
DIVING INTO FOX-HOLE
A letter received, recently from
Seabee Kenneth Creech, who is
(or was) on the island of Munda
in the South Pacific, was written
on the back of an insert in The
Star nut out by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis club during the fat collec-
tion campaign some months ago.
Seabee Creech, who is getting to
be: a regular South Sea correspon-
dent for The Star, says, in part:
"The. weather here is hot as h-
and other things alOo. We had five
air raids last night (his..letter was
dated August 14) and no sleep.
Have seen and smelled more dead
men than I ever want to see again.
Wounds and sores will hardly heal
in this hot, wet climate. It takes
lots of medicine and bandages to
carry on a war in the tropics.
"You wrote- about sending me
something. Don"t send. anything to
eat, as it will not keep in getting
here and we can't wear much
clothing, and my pack, rifle and'
ammunition is about as heavy, as I
can carry. Can use some THIN
writing paper and envelopes, also
a newspaper now and then, as wo
get very little news, of the outside
woild. I get The Star and always
enjoy reading it. Only air mail
reaches us in 15 to 20 days; othei
than air mail takes from four to
six weeks to get here.
"Have to catch rainwater in my
three-gallon bucket for. a bath and
then wash my clothes in the same
water. We smell like skunks most
of the time. I let some soldiers
use my mess-kit a few days ago
that had not had a hot cooked
meal in 30 days-had eaten co'.a
food from cans and slept in holes.
The army is doing wonders here
and going through hell to do it.
Our heavy artillery shoots over
our heads day and night and some-
times I go two feet high off my
cot. A good fox-hole is worth a
fortune and I don't fail to use
mine. It rains before; dinner and
after, and before midnight and af-
ter. Our fox-holes are now two or
three inches deep in water.
"I can tell you now that I have
been on New Caledonia and Gudal-
canal, staying but a short time on
them. Since we- left the States we
have spent 30 days at sea. There
is. (censored). I had. rather be,
-shelled from planes than with ar-
tillery, as we most all the time
get a warning of the planes and'
can get in a fox-hole, but artillery
shells are bursting around the seat
of your pants before you know it.
"I broke two ribs a few days ago
on my fox-hole, but can still run
(Continued on Page 2)
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
,VOLUME VI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 NUMBER 50
Gun of Crashed
Plane Is Found
,.More Steam Needed
.50-Calibre MacIine Gun Brou
Up. I.n Net Here By
'Monroe Marlowe, local fis
man made a strange catch
day last week when his net broi
up from the ocean's floor a
calibre machine gun.
Marlowe immediately noti
ryindall Field of his find, and n
'..ei s'nt here for the gun. It
identified by its serial number
Tyndall ordnance officers as be
part of the equipment of a med
honmh.ber plane from Tyndall wl
3a-Ihid at St. George's Islands
Febrular 11, resulting in the de
'f[ -!X Ll'en n.
Ar ithe time of the crash
riae-:- wa.s returning to Tyn
Fi-.id from a flight to Atla
Norint,: is known as to the ca
of the a. cident. The bodies of
-ix nifn were recovered.
BOBBITT BUYS ST. JOE
BAR FROM C. L. PO
J. E. Bobbitt, who has been
barge it the, St. Joe Bar since
was recently purchased by C.
Pope of Monticello from J.
George,.this week bought the
tablishment from Mr. Pope
will continue, to operate it in
same courteous and efficient m
ner it has been operated, in
CHILD'S NAME IN GOLI
ON WRITING TABL
Kids! Here's something re
out of the ordinary-a fine 8 x
inch writing tablet with yoar na
written or. printed' in gold on
cover. And it only costs a nic
These tablets may be obtai
at the Danley Furniture store
Reid avenue. Just go in, pl
down a nickel-or a dime if
want two of 'em-and' ask for y
The Star is like a letter fr
home to your man in the serve
Send it to him for only $1 a ye
ET Here's your chance, kids, to get I
a ride in the automobile that What 01
ally everybody is talking about and
S10 wants to own when the war ends. In Ser
amu These rides aren't for the chil-
thei dren alone, but grownups are in- FoI
kel. vited to buy stamps and ride ,in a
nect jeep, too. Heading the
on It is planned to rope off a space
unk on Reid avenue In front of the
you postoffice tomorrow afternoon in.
'our order that traffic will not interfere I
with the selling of stamps andi. the The postof
taking of rides. ruled that the
rom In addition, there will be a mill- ber 15 to C
ice. tary display sent here from the air "Christmas M
ear. field at Tallahasseo. men overseas
ing this 30-d;
b Now, what
the dope on i
family and fr
of overseas "Y
a short letter f
hted Material a hundred Ch
men would li
SyIUImQLC U VrVII IIL ,
Available from Commercial News Providers"
received by a canvass
Men interviewed say
from friends is worn
.ristmas cards. Many
ke a new picture or
Serial special days 111 in iLh drive w e 'i
a number of army jeeps will be
in front of the postoffice during
the afternoon to give rides to any-
one purchasing $1 worth of War
Savings Stamps. In addition there
wife, sweetheart or parents not. will be a displayy u. o niiary ma-
larger than pocket-size and en- te-riel from the air field at Talla-
Icased in a waterproof folder-most hassee, which will be accompanied
of the pictures they took with by a group of soldiers and WAACs.
then now being the worse for It is also hoped to have a number
wear. of turret guns on trucks present
Cigaret lighters "that will light from Tyndall Field. Word has also
in a strong wind" with plenty of been received from Tyndiall that
Extra flints and an extra wick run between 2 and 5 p. m. a large num-
a close second in articles wanted,; her of training planes will be man-
followed by such items as water- euvered over Port St. Joe.
proof and shockproof 'wrist watches, A special stage show at the Port
I hunting or Boy Scoyt knives, ana theater Saturday night, presented
small, inexpensive cameras with by the Pilot club in co-operation
an ample supply of films (film with the Coast Guard, resulted in
may be sent overseas only if in the the sale of S4900 worth of bonds.
manufacturer's original package .Reports have not yet been received
with seal unbroken).- from the Rotary club, which has
Other items which appear -on a' pledged to raise $25,000; the Ki-
great many lists submitted by varl- wanis club, which has boasted it
ous theaters of operations, are will top whatever the Rotary, digs
I fountain pen and pencil sets with up, or the American Legion, which
(Continued on page 6) (Continued on: page 2)
SPEAKS BEFORE ROTARY
"arry M. Smith
-Mr. Smith, from Winter Haven,
governor of the 167th district of
nutary .-er nnnl wn',dthe
Rotary Internati'onal, wlas c
principal speaker at the meeting
of the Rotary club yesterday
noon. He told of the governing
.principles of Rotary and talked
on post-war planning.
FREE JEEP RIDES FOR
KIDS BUYING STAMPS
Under sponsorship of the Ka-
wan.is club, in co-operation with
the Coast Guard, three jeeps and
a command, car will be in Port St.
Joe tomorrow afternoon from 2 to
7 o'clock to give every person, buy-
ing $1 worth of War. Stamps a
? ? ? ?
In War Bond Drive
Chairman Soule Says Every
Gulf County Dime and Dollar In Stamps
Quota And Bonds Needed to
d War Loan Reach Quota
With the first burst of enthusi-
asm spent, volunteer workers in
Gulf county's Third War Loan
Drive have settled down for, a
steady siege arid a day-by-day ad-
-vance to reach the county, quota
Reports from over the county
at the end of the first week of the
drive indicated yesterday that the
battle to "Back the Attack With
War. Bonds'" here is progressing
)- "according to plan," but that every
possible effort must be exhausted
..-- if the goal is to be reached.
"More steam is needed," said
-Drive Chairman Horace Soule yes-
te'rday. "The least we can do is
buy bonds and stamps to help our
men who are fighting the battle
for us. We need the help of every
man, woman and child, in this
drive, regardless of whether they
buy only a 10-cent stamp or a
thousand dollar bond: This is a
challenge to the will of everyone
to sacrifice to 'back the attack' oi0
their husbands, sons, brothers and
S fathers who are s.ac-idcin, every-
thing-eveh life-so u.1iat we peo-
pie here at home may continue to
Mur enjoy the freedom and liberty of
l en the American way of life.
"Never before in history have a
vice Want people in civilian life been asked
to do a job comparable to the task
r Christmas which must be done in this Third
War Loan," concluded Mr. Soule,
List are Cheerful Let- "but I have a sustaining faith in
the ability of the people of Gult
county to make every sacrifice, to
snapshots meet every test with which they
are faced, in the voluntary, demo-
fice department has cratic way so that our boys in the
period from, Septean- trenches and fox-holes and on the
October 15 shall be battle lines may have the tools
ailing Week" for the with which to fight our common
, and that only dur- enemies."
ay period may gift Reports up to yesterday noon in-
mailed. dicated that approximately $25,000
does that man of had been subscribed toward the,
s want? Well, here's total of $56,039, but, as Chairman
it: Soule pointed out, the first half
ae list are "newsy, of the quota will come easy, but
rs from home and re- it will be a hard grind to get the
iphs or snapshots of second half.
endss" according to Tomorrow will mark one of sev-
ceveoy a anvai eraihpe yaihe
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1948
PAETOTESA, OTS.JE UL ONY LRD
"SALUDOS AMIGOS"- OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT
M I., -
PALERMO, SICILY-Their faces bright with joy, friendly Sicilians
mob an'army vehicle, Anxious to shake hands with some of the Yanks
who- 'freed their homeland from the clutches of the Fascisti.--foe.
Cheering, grateful crowds like this greeted our doughboys as they
polled throuEh captured towns throughout Sicily.
With the Colors >
(Continued from Page 1)
like hell. Have two. large strips of
tape around my chest that is very
uncomfortable in this heat; other-
wise I'm getting along 0. K.
"One of the boys close 'to my
tent a few days, ago cut down a
tree to use the logs! to cover his
fox-hole, and' when if fell there
was a dead Jap sniper in the' top,
shot through the breast-think it
gave him a pretty good scare.
"I'm not telling my hardships',
only answering your questions, as
you folks seem to want to know
lo-s of things that I have not writ-
t-n about before. All on these is-
lands have to. lead, a hard, rough
life, so I am not by myself."
BILLIE BOWEN IS WITH
FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY
Word received this week from
Pfc, Billie Bowen, son of Mr. ana
Mrs "J'A. bh'ritni. o4f Highland
View, is that he is with the Ameri-,
can Fifth Army in Italy which at
present is invading the Italian
peninsula at Salerno, meeting stiff
opposition from the Germans.
WALTER KIRBY PROMOTED
U.'S.S. San Juan
August 28, 1943
Dear' Mr. Smith-Have been re-
ceiving The Star regularly for the
past few weeks. Sure' have. en-
joyed reading it.
We have various types of enter-
tainment when we are in port. On
the recreation beaches there have
been several U.S.O. shows in thls
area. We have been entertained' by
Arty Shaw, who gave a show on
board our ship. The 'ship is' equipt
with movie, projectors and we
have a movie every night.
I have recently been advanced
In rating. I received the rate' of
Pharmacists Mate Third Class the
first of this month. I am a-so
studying to operate X-ray equip-
ment and hope to be able to take
Sure do miss St. Joe and all of
my old friends. I am hoping to be
able' to see them all again soon
when the war is over.
Walter M. Kirby.
Pual Farmer In Louisiana
Sgt. Paul Farmer left Tuesday
morning for the Army Air Forces
field at Alexandria, La., aftei
spending four days here with his
parents, Mr. and. Mrs, Paul D.
Farmer. He came here from Ama-
Edward' Eells Rates High
SEdward Eells, son of Mr. and
T'ry Alka-Seltzer for
Headache, "Morning After" Aching
Muscles, Acid Indigestion. Pleasant,
prompt, effective. 30o and 60o. y
High Vitamin potency at low cost-
ON -A-DAY Vitamin Tablets. A and
D tablets, in the yellow box-B-Com-
plex tablets in the grey box. y
For Sleeplessness, Irrita-
bility, 'Headache, and
Restlessness, when due to Nervdus
Tension. Use only as directed. y
Mrs. B. W. Ee'lls of this city, who
is, attending Milligan College at
Milligan, Tenn., as a student in
U. S. Naval V-12 training, in a re-
cent examination rated second
highest in a group of approxi-
mately 900 students.
Star Goes To Another Serviceman
Mrs. J. W. Duncan dropped in at
The Star office yesterday to have
this paper sent to her son, Sgt.
Thomas Duncan, who is with a
tank destroyer battalion in Louis.i-
MORE STEAM NEEDED Mt. September 29.
IN WAR BOND DRIVE A number of other special events
are 'being planned! and the public
(Continuedrom Page 1) is urged to co-operate to the "uL-
(Continued From Page 1) t extent in all of them, purchas-
has agreed to raise $5000. It is et extent i all of them, purchas-
,hoed by next week that complete ing bonds and stamps to the limit
totals will be available for 'publica- of their ability.
As a special inducement to the N 0 T I C E
gambling instinct inherent in most! Turn right now to the Porl. the-
of us,.the Paper Makers Local is aer advertisement and ?ee if
raffling off a $1000 bond at $1 a your name is in it. If so, you can
chance. Up 'to yesterday about 200 call at The Star office and get a
of the 750 tickets had been sold free pass to the Port.
ana at present. in two days, and if sales continue
.- as briskly, a second 'bond will be
Send The Star to your man in offered. Drawings will be held at
the service-only $1 for a year. the Centennial buidling at 10 p
IYOU CAN R DE
Si OF UNtCLES
I ,: J f'E-i P
A& a Sdta ip
SThe Jeeps Will Be On
In Front of the Po
SSATUfR DA"Y, S,
S2:00 P. M. TO 7:00
A Al White and Colored Child
SAs Well As the Grownaups,
To BUY STAMPS AND
^ These Jeep Rides Are Being Spo
PORT ST. JOE KIWA
In Co-operation With the U. S.
Seid Ave. ,
ren of the City,
rnsored By the
THE STAR,'PO6RT ST. JGE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
e D. C. Smith left last week for.
S'.t Louis. o., for a ten days' visit
. with friends and relatives.
O | *
This one's going to hurt!
LVASION COMES HIGH-in blood and money.
Part of the cost must be paid with human life.
That means deep and lasting hurt for many and
"many an American family.
Part of the cost must be paid in cash ... this
September. And that's going to hurt, too!
The 3rd War Loan Is Here!
To pay for invasion-to get the money to keep
iour fighting machine going-you, and every man
or woman in America, are asked to invest in at
least one extra $100 Bond in September.
$100 EXTRA, mind you-for everybody!
No man or woman can hold back. No man
or woman can point to his Payroll buying and
say," They don't mean me!" No man or woman
can say, "I'm already lending 10% or 12% or
20%-I'm doing enough!"
Sure-it's going to' hurt. It's going to take
more than spare cash this time-more than just
money that might have gone for fun. It's going
to take money we have tucked away. It's going
to take part of the money we've been living on
-money that might have meant extra shoes or
clothes or food! Money that might have gone
for anything that we can get along without.
Sure-it'll be tough to dig up that extra
money. But we've got to do it-and we will.
We'll do it partly because of the look that
would come over the faces of our fighting men
if we should fail. We'll do it partly because the
cheapest, easiest way out of this whole rotten
business is for everybody to chip in all he can
and help end it quick. We'll do it partly because
there's no finer, safer investment in the world
today than a U. S. War Bond.
But mostly, we'll do it because America is
right smack in the middle of the biggest, dead-
liest, dirtiest war in history.
And we're Americans.
WORLD'S SAFEST INVESTMENTS
Choose the security that fits your requirements
United States War Savings Bonds-series"E": Gives
you back $4 for every $ 3 when the bond mattires.
Interest: 2.9% a year, compounded semiannually, if
held to maturity. Denominations: $25, $50, $100,
$500, $1,000. Redemption: Any time 60 days after
issue date. Price: 75% of maturity value.
N 2'/2% Treasury Bonds of 1964-1969: Readily
marketable, acceptable as bank collateral, redeem-
able at par and accrued interest for the purpose of
satisfying Federal estate taxes. Dated September 15,
1943; due December 15, 1969. Denominations:
$500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000 and
$1,000,000. Price: Par and accrued interest.
Other securities: Series C" Savings Notes; %%
Certificates of Indebtedness; 2% Treasury Bonds of
1951-1953; United States Savings Bonds series
"F"; United States Savings Bonds series "G."
BACK THE ATTACK.
. .WITH WAR BONDS
This Advertisement Sponsored By the Following Patriotic Business Establishments of Port St. Joe:
DANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY
ST. JOE LUMBER & EXPORT CO.
CREECH & BROOKS LAUNDRY
ST. JOE FURNITURE. COMPANY
SUNNY STATE SERVICE
W. C. ROCHE.
AT PORT ST. JOE
ST. JOE ICE COMPANY
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Service F O R D Sales
SCHNEIDER'S DEPT. STORE
KENNEY MERCANTILE CO.
ALEX YOUNG, Manager
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
"Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer"
THE STAR, PQ.RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLOR16A
FRIDAY, SEP~TEM.BER 17, 1943
UT TOS-EL-. -F-C-O-NT.Y L F .17
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, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months.......$1.00
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received: for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
OUR CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR
We've been reading a lot lately of possible
aspirants in the 1944 gubernatorial race, but
so far we have not come across the name of
even one who could possibly give Congress-
man Lex Green a run for his money. The only
one conceded a chance, to beat Lex was Fuller
Warren, but since he is now in the employ of
Uncle Sam, Lex -seems to have a clear field,
there not having been mentioned yet a man
who is politically big enough to beat him.
However, in our opinion, we have such a
man right here in Gulf county, if he can be
persuaded to make the race. That man is
Representative E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Mr. Lewis is gubernatorial timber of the
finest sort. He has had many years' experi-
ence in conducting the affairs of our state
through his services as representative from
Gulf county over a period of 12 years. Dur-
ing the 1931 session of the legislature he
served as speaker of the house and conducted
the affairs of that body in a capable and fear-
During the 1943 session of the legislature
it. wag -Mr. Lewis who worked assiduously
and with success to push through the pro-
gram set up by Governor Holland. Had it not
been for his acumen and perspicacity, the ad-
ministration program would have been a com-
plete failure. ,
We can think of no other man who is so
well known and liked throughout the state
as Mr. Lewis. His qualifications are of the
finest, and we believe that were he to toss
his hat into the gubernatorial ring he would
find strong support all over the state, from
far-flung Key West in the south to Jackson-
ville ill the north and Pensacola in the west.
How about it, Mr. Lewis? Are you willing
to be drafted for election to the office of
governor of Florida?
Prevailing world conditions and our par-
ticipation in the present global war adds in-
terest to America's observance of Constitu-
tion Day today, September 17.
The Constitution of the United States was
signed September 17, 1787, by the delegates
to the convention called to draft it. The dele-
gates had met in May at Independence Hall,
Philadelphia, and deliberated in secret ses-
sions for four months preceding the signing
of the document.
George Washington was president of the
convention and Benjamin Franklin, James
MVadison, James Wilson, Alexander Hamilton,
Gouverneur Morris and other distinguished
men of the time were among the delegates.
After its ratification by the required num-
ber of states, the constitution was taken to
New York, which was then the seat of the
government. Later it was taken to Philadel-
phia when that city became the capital, and
finally ,to Washington when congress de-
clared that city the permanent capital. In
1921 President Harding ordered the original:
copy, which had been kept in the state de-
partment, deposited in the congressional li-
brary, where it now is.
The anniversary has been observed more
regularly in Philadelphia than in any other
city, due perhaps to the fact that it was here
that it was drafted.
In 1914 the National Security League was
founded to promote instruction in the matter
of the constitution. Plans wvere made to teach
the meaning of the constitution in the schools
of the nation. In 1919 the league was active
in forty states. Under its guidance the day
was observed in twenty-two states and one
hundred cities that year, In 1934 the league
charged that the democratic president and
congress were engaged in setting up disre-
gard for the constitution. The observation in
1934 was devoted to criticizing the adminis-
tration through speakers, defending the ad-
' ministration's recovery legislation, insisting
that it Was constitutional.
A national celebration of the one hundredth
anniversary of the constitution was held in
Philadelphia on September 15, 16 and 17, 1887.
The day has never become as generally ob-
served as have other important dates in the
country's history, but now, with the fate of
democracy at stake all over the world, con-
siderably more interest is being taken in our
constitution, and perhaps before this war is
over, national recognition of Constitution
Day will be put into effect.
BATHING THE ALEUTIAN WAY
Taking a bath, even in cold water, isn't very
pleasant sometimes, but an army officer
writing to a friend in Omaha, gives this de-
scription of the conveniences of taking a bath
in the Aleutian Islands:
"The first thing you have to. do is to wait
until the mess is over at night, so that you
have a chance to steal two pails from the
kitchen when you think no one is looking-
then you fill them with what passes for water,
.which is just ice that you breathe on until it
gets unstiff enough to pour. You can't light
a fire, because if you do, you would probably
find yourself on the stinging end of a.Jap
"Well, you take the two pails of ice water,
throw a little dirt in them to 'act as a counter-
irritant, strip, and stand with one foot ift each
pail. Then you give yourself a good soaping
(soap that's bear fat mixed with bacon drip-
pings) until you are either fully lathered or
frozen, whichever comes first. Then you rinse
yourself gently by brushing away the crust of
ice that has by this time formed on top of the
water, dipping it out neatly with the cup from
your mess kit and pouring it slowly over your
gorgeous pink (from the cold) body, being
careful to cover the entire surface so that all
of you is frozen evenly.
"The glory of it all is that you don't have
to go to the trouble of drying yourself when
you have finished. The reason is that your
arms are now frozen solid and rigor mortis is
setting in. Of course, that really needn't con-
cern you, because there will' be a lot of men
from the club who are always willing to carry
you up to your nice damp, dirty tent and beat
you back to- life with the blunt side of thefr
bayonets. I always get a great deal of pleas-
ure out of watching them beat a man back
to life after a bath-just as sooh as he moves
it's everybody for himself, and there is one
hell of a race back to the pails to see who gets
the water for his next morning's coffee."
We felt sort of let-down the other (lay
when, after a lengthy dissertation on what
was going to happen in Italy, our audience
of one pertly remarked "So what?" There
just wasn't a satisfactory answer.
Two years ago the wise guys were giving
Russia three months to live. Now those same
wise guys are giving Germany six months
!V0UP I-I-IP L ~OOD- PPESSuuE WQUWF M ZEVED,
MQ. J ESSIID IF YOU BOUGHT A FEW NMOIE ''h' 'D
By THE OTHER FELLOW
"Well, well, what's cooking? I
loquaciously remarked to Editor
Bill yesterday; as I ambled into the
Star office and sat me down at the
editor's, -venerable typewriter to
peck out this column of subterfuge
"Bonds are cooking that's what,"
Ye Ed came' back at me with a
snap, "and you, you big yokel. I'll
.bet haven't bought the first one-
yet in this Third War Loan drive.'"
"Right you are, editor," I came
back snappily with, "but you see,
I've been sorta waiting for the
clearance sale at the end of the
month. You know, 'Remnants and
Soiled Good's at Give-Away Prices.'
I've been trying to get a cut rate
from Postmaster Hank Dr'ake and
old man Barke over at the bank,
but nothing doing, they're adamant
when it comes to the price of
bonds $18.75, $37.50, $75.00 anha
$750.00 is what they're asking, anda
Nothing off fop cash.
"During the Pilot club's bond
sale at the Port theater Saturday
night I got Nell Connell off in a
corner, chucked her under the
chin, told! her how beautiful she
was-and asked if there was any.
chance of getting a $50 bond for
$35. Results were nil.
"I thought maybe, with the Ro-
tary club and the Kiwanis club
trying to best one another in the
sale of bonds, the members might
be running a black market on the
side in bargain bonds, but again I
met with no tangible results.
"However, I've still got hopes-
if Uncle Sam needs that fifteen,
billion as bad as he says he does
I don't see why he don't offer us
bargain hunters 10 per cent off foi
'"Listen here, you son of a -,
son of a-- Scotchman," Editor
Bill burbled biliously, "how much
60 you want, anyway? Here the
government's offering you $4 for
every $3 you invest and you go
around looking for 10 per cent off
for cash on top of that. How db
you get that way, anyhow?"
"V"ell, to tell you the truth," 1
replied, "just between you and me
and not for information of the gen-
eral public, my mother was scared
I by an insurance agent a couple of
With the continually changing news on these' weeks before. I was born and later
gasoline front, it's got so that a person doesn't my nurse dropped me. on my head.
know whether to ride or walk to be patriotic. I If it hadn't been for those two
things I miglit have been a bum,
a baseball player or an editor in-
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds! stead of the brilliant being I am
The Low Down
Editor The Star-It kinda makes
an ordinary duck like me scratch
his' dome, this morning to night
talk about where somebody has n
great plan of makmn' this here
country o'ver-overhaulin' it com-
plete. You'd think that Jefferson
and the others was a grand flop
and didn't know beans about or-
gAizmin' a 'country. Here we are,
prodijcin' more: guns and, ammuni-
tion dian thte rest of the world
combined; but .they still say we
gotta -let 'em.make us over. The
Lanadi o' the Free has got carbon
in its, valves, they say.
The folks sponsorin' this over-
haul, and who crave to make:our
land into something' where every-
body leans on the govt. versus on
theirs-elves, didn't come up the
hard way. None of the present fix-
everything-pre-ttyi crew ever crost
the icy Delaware in a rowboat' In
the' dark. Washington figgered it
out that each guy should profit In
proportion to how much he cared
To make a short story shorter,
it's like Confucius say. He say:
"Sometimes engine need valve
grind-sometimes just engineer."
Yours with the low down,
"Bah!" said Ye Ed -and that
seemed to end the conversation.
But speaking of the bond drive,
there seems to be considerable ri-
valry between members of the' KI-.
wanis club in selling enough bones
to top the Rotary's pledged $2b,-
000. Welton Roche has been ac-
cusing Doe Norton of stealing his
prospective buyers, Glenn Boyles
states that somebody has been cut-
ting in on his staked claims (prob-
ably Harry McKnight, he says),
and, Gus Creech is howling to high
heaven that Roche pussy-footed in
and sold a big buyer that he be-
:ieved no one knew about but him-
self. Meanwhile Cecil Cos.
tin and Doc Ward are quietly saw-
ing wood and saying nothing as
they work toward the Rotary's
quota of $25,000.
Personally, I'm going to buy me
S500 worth of bonds at the final.
big night September 29 at the
Centennial building, but before I
buy 'em, I'm going to shop around
a bit and sell out to the bidder of-
fering the most cokes-which will
probably be the Rotarians.
And, too. I'm going to invest a
(Continued on page 6)
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Blue stamps R, S and T will expire
September 20; U, V, andi W good
Sugar-Stamp 14, gopd for five
pounds, expires October 31; stamps
15 and 16 good for five pounds ir
needed for canning, through Octo-
Shoes-Stamp 18 valid for onto
pair through October 31.
,Gasoline-No. 8 coupons in new
until October 20. basic ration books become valid! on
Meats, Cheese, Fats and Canned September 22; good for 3 gallons.
Fish-Red stamps X, Y and Z good" Stoves-Nation-wide rationing of
until October 2. Brown stamps A heating and cooking stoves is now
in Ration Book 3 became valid on effective. Purchase certificates can
September 12. be secured from local ration board.
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DO FOR HIM- _
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NORTHWEST COAST W. M. U.
ASSOCIATION TO MEET
The annual meeting of the' Nortlh-
west Coast W. M. U. association
will be held in Wewahitchka next
Tuesday. September 21, opening at
10:45 a. m., central time. Thenmb
of the conclave will be "The Morn-
ing Light Is Breaking."
The meeting will open with a
hymn and prayer, followed by the
devotional by, Rev. W. D. Burns ot
Lynn Haven. This will be followed
by a business session and a me-
SIGN UP WITH WAVES
The Misses Peggy; B. Medford
and Mickee Helen Champ of We-
wahi'tchka have signed up with
the WAVES, feminine branch of
the U. S. Navy,
The girls, representing a portion
of those who volunteered from
this area during August, will join
19 others in Marianna where a
special Pullman car will carry
them to New York next Tuesday
night. Special arrangements for
entertainment of the group has
been made at Marianna.
They will proceed .directly to the
great Hunter College training cen-
moral meditation by Mrs. J. B. ter where approximately 1000 girls
Rogers of St. Andrew. per week are being started on
Addresses we'll be made by a their naval careers. After,. five
state W. M. U. worker and by Mrs. weeks at Hunter, many of the
M. E. Brantley, missionary to Ni- girls will go to other college's for
geria, West Africa. A special mu- the advanced technical training
sical number will be rendered by whidh will fit them for replacing
'Mrs. G. A. Fellows of Panama a man on shore duty.
City, after which the meeting will Most of the girls will be petty
be dismissed for lunch, officers within a few months- and
The afternoon session will open their pay will be well over the
with a hymn, "The Light of the civilian equivalent of $40 weekly.
World Is Jesus," followed wit--------
scripture and meditation by Rev. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Hardy of
J. C. Alexander of Panama City. Overstr'eet returned last Friday
Group conferences will then be from a three weeks- vacation trip
held, during which reports will be to North Carolina, where they vis-
submitted, followed, by a playlet, ited with relatives of Mr. Hardy.
"Committeed to Missions," to be
presented by the Wewahitchka W.
M. s. .'a .- Com in
The all-day meet will bei con-
cluded with the installation of or-
ficers for the ensuing year.
BAPTIST CIRCLE TO MEET THE
Circle No. 3 of the Baptist W. AiEMt
M. U., the Rebekah Circle, will A Martin Theatre p
meet at 3 o'clock Monday; after-
noon at the home of Mrs. I. "W. THEATRE OPENS SATURDA'
Dodson on Eighth street. All CONTINUOUS PERFORMA
members are urged, to be present.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES
R. F. Hailford, Pastor 2 BIG HITS 2
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. -- Hit No. 1--
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship
Sermon topic: '"Fshers of Men." NON-STOP ACTION!
7:00 p. m-B. T. U. _'_O A TO !
8:00 p. m. Evening worship / I
Topic: "The Rome Over There." ,i
Red Cross Room Will Be
Opened In Highland View
Mrs. Lovie Coburn, in charge of
-the local Red Cross surgical dress-
ing room, announces that a similar
room will be opened, Monday af-
ternoon at -the home of Mrs.. J. A.
Christmas at Highland View. Mrs.
Christmas will act as cochairman
and be. in charge of the room.
Volunteers are urged to sign up
for the making of these badly-
needed dressings. They will begin
work on the four-by-eight sponge
dressings. Work hours will be from
9 to 12 a. min. and; 3 to 5 p. m. each
day with the exception of Satur-
day and Sunday.
Reason for opening 'this second
room is that the war department
states that all October quotas of
surgical dressings must be com-
pleted by, the first of the year,
which means ; 80,000,000 dressings
monthly from the eastern area.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Joner
were called, to their home in Birm-
ingham last week due to the serI-
ous illness of Mr. Jones' father.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Patterson are
spending a two-week vacation in
Washington, D. C., visiting rela-
Advertising doesn't cost-it,PAYS!
If Port St. Joe, Fla.
YS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. MN.
NCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
Here's what YOU must do to
Back the attack
N" ow, as America goes all out for
the INVASION your dollars
must join the fight, too! For the very
least you can do for your country-
and for your loved ones doing the
fighting -is to invest in MORE War
Bonds in September.
Think of Jim fighting with Eisen-
hower ... or Bill with MacArthur
in the Solomons or Bob up in
Kiska. They've given their pledge to
fight-and die if need be-for their
country. They're ready to go all the
And we at home must see them
through alltheway, too! That means
every individual in the country who
earns a wage or draws an income or
has-accumulated funds must invest in
at least one EXTRA $100 War Bond
if he can possibly do so. Those who
can, must invest more. This in addi-
tion to your regular War Bond sub-
Yes, the least you can do for your
men in service is to do MORE in Sep-
tember. MORE in the safest securi-
ties in the world-U. S. Government
War Bonds. But do it now-it's for
15 BILLION DOLLARS
This Advertisement to the All-Out War Effort Contributed By
PORT ST. JOE
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastoi
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,
official board meeting.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., prayer
and Bible study. Choir practice.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Farmei,
Sgt. Paul J. Farmer, Mr. and Mrs.
Ferrell Allen, Junie Allen and Miss
Madeilne Soderberg spent Sunday
in Apalachicola visiting Mr. and
Mrs. F. G. Sharit and Mr. and Mrs,
0. C. Hoppe.
Mrs. R. H. Brinson and daugh-
ter, Martha Ann, returned last
week after a there weeks' visit
with relatives in Climax, Ga., St.
Augustine and Hastings. In Climax
they visited with Mrs. Brinson's
mother; Mrs. Warner Wells in St.
Augustine, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Smith in Hastings.
Miss Blanche LelHardy and Miss
Janet Marks of Albany, Ga., spen'.
last week here' as the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thomas.
Mrs. Patsy Lane returned front.
Jacksonv'lle during the week-end
where she visited with her mother
for several days.
Chapter 8 of Serial
- HIT NO. 2-
Lieut. and Mrs. Arthur Bran- /
dolph left last week for New York Flashes
to visit relatives. The lieutenant i
is a member of the crew of the 'Marines
navy patrol boat stationed here. .--- ...
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
There's RHYTHM... MUSIC
... Behind the doors of
S the Manhattan Canteen!
Mrs ordon Thomas NEWS Mrs w H Weeks
in the Making' "JASPER'S CHOO CHOO"
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'FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER .17, 1943
THE STAR, PORT. ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, Port~ ST. JoE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MAY BE SENT AS A GIFT
UP TO OCTOBER FIFTEEN
It has been necessary for the
publisher of The Star to ask for
a letter of request from a soldier
overseas when relatives or friends
come in to subscribe for the pa-
per for him. This is a ruling of the
army to conserve valuable cargo
space that otherwise might be
taken up by thousands of unre-
quested magazines and papers.
Now, for 30 days-September 15
,to October 15-this regulation has
been lifted, and The Star paid' for
by friends or relatives of men
overseas may be sent as Christ-
mas gifts. The, paper will be sent
for a period of one year for $1,
and The Star will send a notice
stating that a paid subscription
has been entered' for him as a
So, if you've been wanting to
send The Star, "A Letter From
Home," to your man in the serv-
ice overseas. subscribe between
now and October 15.
Larson Up for Re-election
State Treasurer J. Edwin Larson
announced this week that he would
be a candidate for re-election, sub-
ject to next year's Democratic pri-
. marines. His announcement is the
second made by a cabinet member.
Attorney General Tom Watson an-
nounced for re-election several
TYPEWRITER FOR SALE See
Mrs. George Lunsford at Hurl-
but's garage apartment on. Eighth
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE
FOR SALE-19'37 V-8 Ford; good
tires; $325 cash. St. Joe Lum-
ber Company. 7-23tr
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED TO BUY-Two or three
open-face, gas heaters. See J. R.
Chestnut at Griffin Market. .1*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddlie Beverly
in the ,Sheffield colored quarters.
On and after September 1, 1943,
all garments left in our shop longer
than 30 days will be sold for
charges. Creech & Brooks Laun-
dry and Cleaners. 8-20 4t
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the "Fic-
titious Name Statute," House Bill
No. 1175, Chapter No. 20953, Laws
of Florida, 1941, will register with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in
and for Gulf County, Florida, upin
receipt of proof of publication of
this notice, the fictitious name, to-
wit: ST. JOE BAR, under which I
Sheriff, Take Car
Franklin County Jail Is Scene of
Break; One Captured By
Two 17-year-old youths held in
the Apalachicola jail on larceny
charges, Thursday afternoon of
last week overpowered Sheriff
Will Lovett of Franklin county,
took his gun, locked him in his
own jail and used his car to es-
Shortly afterward the sheriff's
car was found abandoned beside
the highway near 'Indian Pass and
a search of the woods in that vi-
cinity resulted in the capture or
one of the youths by members of
the Coast Guard beach patrol, wh,
assisted in the hunt.
The boy., found crouched be-
neath heavy underbrush, held the
sheriff's' gun on the Coastguards-
men who discovered) him, but
while he was held in conversation
another member of the patrol came
up behind himn and overpowered
Search was continued for ths
second escapee, with state high-
way patrolmen and Bay county of-
ficers called, in, but up to yestel-
day he had not been apprehended.
Urges That Barges Not Be
Allowed To Pass In Canal
In a letter to the board of county
commissioners, J., L. Sharit urge
that the board put out positive in-
structions that no tow be allowed
to pass another in the Gulf county
canal in order that the waterway
not become shoaled again as it dia
Shar.it contends that .the passing
of tows washes down the banks of
the canal, causing it to become
shallow. "If tows are not allowedI
to pass," Mr. Snarit writes Tne
board, "we will have a good canal
for many, many y.er.s, and it not,
you mayi expect the same cond-i-
tion's to develop as has maintained
the greater part of this year."
It is anticipated that he dredg-
ing of he canal, -which is being
widened to 100 feet at the bottom
.and dredged to nine feet in depth,
will be completed this week-end.
WHAT OUR MEN IN SERVICE
WANT AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS
(Continued; From Page 1)
extra leads; -subscriptions to home
town newspapers and pocket-size
magazines; small-size books; bill-
fold:s; flashlights; compact writing
portfolios rigid enough to be used
as writing boards; identification
bracelets; dog-tag chains; finger-
nail scissors; small steel mirrors;
fine tempered. rust-proof razor
blades; pipes; handkechiefs; O.D.
socks and extra underwear; and
good linen playing cards and poker
Several of our subscribers
allowed their subscriptions to
lapse during the past month,
and their names have had to
be removed from our mailing
list. They had been properly
notified, and there was noth-
ing more we could do about it
since we are cutting off all
delinquent subscribers In or-
der that we can put, on new
and hold our mailing list at
its present level,
Naturally, we don't like to
lose old subscribers, but in oo-
der to give others a chance to
become readers &f The Star,
we must remove the names of
those who fail to pay up after
Those desiring to continue
to get the paper should there-
fore see that their subscrip-
tions do not lapse, or they
may find themselves unable
We removed the names of
eight delinquent subscribers
the first of the month; six
new names have been added
to our lists, which leaves
room for two new subscribers
or old subscribers whose
names have been removed.
STARDUST and MOONSHINE
(Continued from page 4)
few sianoleons in tickets for that
$1000 bond that will be drawn for
that evening at 10 o'clock. Five
dollars worth of tickets will give
me a 150-to-1 chance of winning it.
But it'll probably go to. somebody
who had to be talked to for three
hours before they loosened- their
purse strings to dig out a dollaT
for one tickLet.
Plan To Raise War Fund
Directors of the Florida War
Fund, Inc., headAe1 by 'Governor
Holland as. honorary president, met
last wenlk and mapped preliminary
plans for conducting a state cam-
paign in behalf of the National
War Fund. Florida is asked to
raise $125,000,000 for the benefit
of 17 agencies.
, Imagination was given to man
Io compensate him for what he is
not; and a sense of humor was pro-
vi-'Cid to console him for what he
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Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88
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Defense Transportation Consultant
115% E. Park Ave., Tallahassee, Fla.
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Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
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"THREE O'CLOCK .
AND I HAVEN'T SLEPT A WINK"'
WAKEFUL NIGHTS--how the time drags!
MWinutes seem like hours, we worry over things
done and left undone. After such a night, we get
up in the morning more tired than when we went
to bed. Nervous Tension causes many a wakeful
night and wakeful nights are likely to cause Ner-
vous Tension. Next time you feel Nervous and
Keyed Up or begin to toss, tumble and worry after
you get to bed -try
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Dr. Miles Nervine. Try it for Nervous Headache and Nervous Indigestion.
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BY THE $ 80
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....265
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Corner Rekd Ave. and 3rd St. |
Griffin Grocery Building
am engaged in business, at Port chips.
St. Joe Florida. That the party In addition to the articles wanted
interested in said business enter- by Army men, the Navy a.so asks.
prise is as follows: J: E. BOBIT. y en, the Navy also ask.
Datedi at Port St. Joe, Gulf for foot powder, saddle soap, sun
County, Florida, September 3, 1943. lotion, checkerboards, backgammon
9-3 10-8 games, and small fo'dring picture
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF frames.
COUNTY, FLORIDA. Members of the Women's Auxili-
IN CHANCERY ary Corps serving overseas put
Ella Rose Nichols, Plaintiff, swimming and laundry needs above YOUR
John W. Nichols, Defendant. all else, and warn well-wishers
The State of Florida: that they, have no use for civilian PHYSICIAN-
TO: John W. Nichols, whose resit- clothing or accessories.
de ue,domicile and addressasJo There's your list and remember PRESCRIBES
particularly as. known is Pvt. John There'seyour listandPr
W. Nichols, 34784139, Company D, that whatever is sent, the per-
273rd Infantry. A. P. 0. No. 417, sonal tastes of the recipient and
Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 'is particular theater of operation A generation ago the physician carried
You are hereby ordered to ap- shol bec d. Sn lo a small assortment of drugs with him.
pear on the 20th day of Septem- should be considered. Send love The modern physician prescribes drugs
ber, 1943, before the above styled' rather than poor quality-gift ar- exactly suited to your case, and regis-
court to the bill of complaint for tiles must be durable. They tered pharmacists compound them with
divorce filpd against you in the should be compact and easy tc 'care and skill. We cooperate with your
above entitled cause. physicianbymaintainingcompletestocks
WTTNERS the Honorable Ira A. carry. To prevent disappointing of modern medicines and chemicals.t
Hutchinson and E. C. Welchi. the serviceman, friends and rela-
Judges of said Court and the seal Itives should be careful to avoid du- We use Merck Prescription Chemicals
of t'nhi Court in the City of We- pui ,cation of gifts. a Pc
wahitchka. Gulf County. Florida, LeHardyPharm cy
this 21st day of August, 1943. And remember your mailing reg-ardy Pharmacy
J. R. HUNTER, ulations, which were published in We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
(Court Seal) Clerkof Circuit Court, The Star last week. Phone 5 Port St. Joe
Gulf County, Florida. n Phone 5 Port St. Joe
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1943