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VOLUME VII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1944 NUMBER 16
(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
serving in tho armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
Sgt. Paul J. Farmer, with the
Army Air Forces, writes his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Farmer
of this city, that he has been
shipped overseas and made the
Atlantic crossing by plane.. This
makes Paul James eligible .for
membership in the Short Snorter
club, if we remember the rules.
MONROE DUNCAN WRITES
THE EDITOR FROM ENGLAND
Dec. 24, 1943
Dear Editor Bill-I have arrived
.safely in England and I received
the first edition of our home town
paper today. :I never r-ailized. how
interesting our paper really, is, for
when a person is. so far-aw'ay-firom
home, the news he receives thru
his home paper is c mforting and
When I opened the paper and
saw my. brother's picture there--
Thomas Duncan-I felt as if Tom
had walked. in himself. I sincerely
am grateful to-you -for that happy
There is a job to be done here-
and I, like. all my buddies, am go-
ing to try to do it as best I can.
'When this is over my ambition is
to come back to .my family and
Port St. Joe and hope to do, in
civilian life, as well as I've done
If you happen to print this let-
ter it won't be complete without
my saying "Hello,,Mom, I'm fine."
To the- people of St. Joe I wish a
most enjoyable and peaceful holi-
Goody and Tapper Meet In Italy
'T/Sgt. Wmin. M. Coody, brother
of .Miss Myrtice Coody', is, now ..
"somewhere in Italy" according to
a ..letter received by Miss Coody
this' week. Bill has' been in North
Africa for several months prior to
moving over to the "boot." He
also w.ote that he had run into
Liet. George Tapper in Italy, who
is with the Air Force.
Preston White Now 'RateS' i
Dave Maddox received' a letter
from, Preston White this week
which said, among other things:
"I am now a first assistant engi-
neer with the rating of.commarder r
inthe A. T. S. You should see me h
strutting about wearing those c
three gold stripes.. I expect to go e
to Eurbpe for a year or so and'
will be in the next European in-
vasion. I ought to get a little ex-
citement out of that!" (Ed. Note': 'I
If we remember correctly, Preston a
has already had some "excite- h
,.(Con.tinued. on.page 2).. I
Plan for City is
First In Natioi
rmoC anv Offek C'r..iu G,
pju pay & rers UKroup nos
Through the efforts of the boari
of directors of the, new Port St
Joe municipal hospital, the Provi
dent Life and Accident Insurance
company, an old-line company es
tablished in 1887, is trying an ex
per-iment that has never before
been attempted in the history of
'the insurance world-and that is
insuring an entire community for
hospital andi surgical care.
For years, concerns with a large
number of employes, like the St.
Joe Paper company and the St. Joe
Lumber & Export company have
provided this type of group insar-
ance for workers, the large num-
ber of policies 'taken out assuring
.a low premium, but, ars we stated,
above, never before has this type
of insuranIcoe been offered o an
This is essentially the same pro-
tection previously offered only to
the 'employees of the paper com-
pany and the lumber mill, apa,
covers hospital, confinement and
surgical operations resulting froni
either accident or sickness. It pro-
vides' for hospital room and board,
hospital extras, surgeon's fees and
maternity coverage up. to a maxi-
mum of $220 for any onehliospitali-
zation, and there is. no limit set
as to the number of ihospitaliza-
tions during a year. By glancing
at the advertisement on page two
of this issue of The, Star the lib-
eral benefits pi'ovided may be
The rates are exceptionally low
for this type of insurance due to
the group plan, and can include all
members of a family. For, instance,
a man and, wife, can carry this in-
surance for $26 per year, and if
they have one or more dependents
the cost would be but $42 yearly.
This is. one of the most starting
innovations in the way of hospital
insurance ever. offered to a .*'om-
munity as a whole, and the people
of Port St. Joe are urged to nves-
tigate it fully fo, their own bene-
fit and protection. Complete de-
tails and' policies may be secured
from Frank Hannon, with offices
in :the St. Joe Motor company
In order to ge.t the plan into suc-
cessful operation as early as pos-
sible the Provident company is
(Continued on Page 4)
HERE- TOMORROW .
:Mila'rIad "CaIldwell, candidate in
the Florida gubernatorial race,
has informed The Star -that he will,
be in Port St. Joe Saturday morn-
.ng about 10 o'clock to talk with
his friends and. anyone else. inter- 1
tested about his campaign for the N
governor's chair. jI
Caldiwell, who qualified with Sec- '
retary, of State Bob-Gray Tuesday, i
has never been defeated in any
contest for public office, he has
R'eturns To Maryland' ,1
'James C. Evans. Jr., USN, left t
tuesday for Bainbridge, Md., after S
a five-day leave spent. here with d
is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
vans.- .-....;.- -
j DEAD JAPS
I DEAD..A.. ___ War Loan Drive
To Open Here
S..Committees Named In Fourth
'Drive to Sell $105,500 In
S"e .. Bonds In County
S- Drive .for Gulf and Bay counties
were formulated at a meeting in
e Paama City last week attended
" by Horace Soule., B. H. Dickens,
SJ- C. Farnell, Glenn Boyles and J.
e i A. Williams of Port 'St. Joe, and
S W. R. Connell, B. A. Milligan and
S. Dave Gaskin of Wewahitchka as
Official U. S. Marine Corps Photo Guif county representatives Karl
I, 1 .CLehman of Jacksonville, executive
Soundphotoe-These are dead Japs on Tarav%, where they strew Lehanager of the FlJacksonvria wa futive
Tarawa's sands.as the U. S. Marines continue their "mopping up"er of the lorida war f
1 operations on the Island which earned the name of the Japanese nance committee being in charge
"Gibraltar." of the meeting.
Horace Soule has again been
One Member of St. Joe Will Be namedchairman of the drivefor
this county, having carried on the
City BoardtoBe 'Attacked'From Third War Loan Drive sosucces-
City Board to Be 'Attacked' From fully, and W. O. Anderson is the
NamedFeb. 15 Air Tomorrow ice chairman. These two called a
Na ed;Feb. 1.5 Air Tomorrow public Imeelting Tuesday night at
---- the city hall and appointed vari-
Term of J. L. Sharit Will Expire Bombers and Fighters To Engage nus committees as follows:
This Year; Registration Books In Tactics Over City As Pre- Woman's Divisioni-Mrs. Robert
To Be Opened January 26 lude To Bond Drive Tapper, chairman; Mrs. B. E. Ken-,
ney, Mrs,. Louise Porter, Mrs.. J;
The regular city election wIli be Just to show what could happen L. Sharit, Mrs. Robert Bellows,
held on Tuesday, February 15, for here if our people don't continue to Mrs. G. A. Patton, Mrs. T. V. Mor-
the, purpose of electing one mnin- buy War Bonds to keep the' enemy ris, Mrs. J. R. Norton, Miss Nell
ber to the board' of city commis- from our shores, Saturday after- Connell and Miss. Myrtice.C00oody.
Isioners, the term of Mayor .. L. noon some time between 1:30 and 'Payroll Savings Flo;d 'Hunt,
Sharit expiring at that time. 3 o'clock several fi. cf .fu ..f.r- L-".r-. piL. LP'.ttjit. ,'i.. N L.
Last day for qualification of motor bombers from Tyndal: Field Cook.
candidates. with the city clerk is will concentrate over Port St. Joe Publicity-W. S. Smith,- chair-
January 31. To 'date no one has 'on a "bombing ;raid," according to man; Ben Rivers.
indicated' that they will be a can- Horace Soule, chairman of the Merchants-W. W. Barrier, chair-
d'idate for the city board, though Fourth War Bond, Drive. man; J. R. Chestnut.
it is understood that Mr. Sharit The simulated raid will be, simi- I Schools-W. A. Biggart.
will seek re-election. lar to those used on Berlin. The, Banking-S. L. Barke, chairman;
This issue of The Star carries bombers will be accompanied, by! B. C. Gailliard, T. V. Morris.
notice that the registration books escorting fighters, and as they Rotary Cluib-Jimmy Greer, W.
of the city will be open for the near their "objective" a red flash O. Anderson, No.bie. Stone.'
registration of all qualified, voters will be sent to the Apalachicola Kiwanis Club-Glenn Boyles, B.
on January 26, and will remain Army Air Field and. a swarm of H. Dickens, J. C. Farnell, J. A.
open until February 4, between fighters will sally forth to drive Williams.
the 'hours of 9 to 1I a. m. and 2 the "invaders" from this important American Legion-Joe Grimsley,
to 5 p. m. each day; except Sun- Gulf coast city, terminus of the B. E. Parker, S. L. Barke.
days and! holidays. Port St. Joe-Chattanooga, Tenn.. Masonic Lodge-D. C. Smith, S.
----- -- oil pipeline and site of one of the D. Frost, Watson Smith.
P. 0. Receipts largest paper mills in the South. Eastern- Star Myrtice Coody,
P The' bombers and their escort- Mrs. Watson Smith, Mrs. George
Show Increase ing fighter planes are to be timed Coophr.
to meet over this city, where a Labor-T. G. Frary, C. A. At-
dog-fight in the skies, which few wood.
SVow But Steady Rise Over Past of our citizens have viewed, will P-T. A. Mrs. Glenn Boyles,
Seven.Years Indicates Healthy take place similar to those which I Mrs. Massey Ward.
Growth of City our airmen take part in overseas. Highland View-W. H. Weeks,.
No bullets will be used, but the A. E. Pittman, Paul Brigman.
One of the best barometers of planes will be equipped with' cam- Inter-Racial Damon Peters,
the growth or decline of any com- era guns and the "hits" they make chairman; D. F. Battle, Dr. F. M.
unity, is. its postal receipts, a will be chalked up when they re- Hall, George, Miles, Nathin Peters'
gradual increase each year, rather turn to'their base and the rilm is This committee will organize and.
than an overnight doubling of re- developed. (Continued on Page 4),
ceipts, indicating a healthy, perma- Major Ke-an, former command- _____ _
nent growth. And that is what has ant of the Apalachicola field, will KNOWLES IN
occurred in Port St. Joe dkiring lead the bombers in a scout plane. V. E.K WE E ATI
the past seven years. ------- RAC FO
Postal receipts at the local post CHIEF TROY JONES CASHES Virgil E. Knowles of Panamaj
office for the calendar year 1943 IN ON INSURANCE POLICY, ity in this issue of The Star a
totaled $17,277.64, according to Chief of Police Troy Jones, who ounces his candidacy for state,
Postmaster H. A. Drake. This is an has been ailing for some time past, senator for the 25th senatorial dis-
increase of $1,648.43 over the year left Wednesday for Hot Springs, Itrict, which is made up of the.'
1942 'and $3,732.30 over 1941. Thee Ark., for a 30-day treatment at counties of Gulf, Bay, Washington
were 24,655 money orders issued the famed resort. Calhoun.
in 1943: Money order amounts are Chief Jones was the fiost to se, Mr. Knowles .is practicing law in'
ot reflected in the postal rceiptscure one of the hospital benefit Panama City .and is well known.
figures. policies being offered residents of throughout the district. He was
the city on the group plan and, reared on a farm in Jackson
Boys Return To School due to the fact that those taking county, graduated from Stetson
Edward Ee'ls, Joe Sharit Jr., them out between now and Febru- University law school in 1922 and
George' Wimberly Jr., Bobby Bel- ary 15 get immediate benefits with- practiced law in Jacksonville for
lows and Coleman Schneider re- out the customary waiting period, a number of- years before coining
turned to their respective schools he is able to have, a large 3artion to Northwest Florida. He is 47
Saturday after spending the boli- of his bill taken care of through years old and' a member of the
day vacation here with home folks. the insurance company. Methodist church. His campaign,
S---- ----- he says, will be made strictly .on
End the, War._o.:44.---.BUY._BONRS. .. End the War In '44 BUY BONDS political issues.
PAETOTESAPR T O.GL OUTFOIAFIAJNAY1,14
Attend Sugar Bowl Game KIWANIS NEWS << With the Colors >>
Attend-nng the Sugar Bowl foot-
ball game on New Yeamr's Day in
New Orleans. were J. E. Bounds, Glenn Boyles, chairman of the (Continued from page 1)
N. Allemore, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kiwanis club's Fourth War Loan ment" in the Transport Service,
Bellows, Bobby Bellows and S/Sgt. committee, announces that his having survived two torpedoings.)
and Mrs. Dillinger. committee has made final prepar-
---- nations foir an intensive campaign Navy News
Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!' in the coming Thomas Edgar Taylor, son of
drive. He a n d Mrs. Frances Taylor Peeples of
his committee Port St. Joe, was sworn into the
went to Pana- navy on January 4, according to
ma City to at- word from Specialist J. A. -Wilkins
tend t he re- of the Marianna navy recruiting
gional confer- station. He was sent to the Naval
once last week. Air Station, Jacksonville fto- his
.. An excellent re- "boot training." Wi'kins also says
port was sub- that Billie C. Woullard, 'colored,
Smitted at the club meeting by Mr. son of Theo Woullard of Port St.
J Boyles, and it is evident that his Joe, was also sworn into the navy
A committee is on the job. The Ki- on the same date and, sent to Bain-
w anis, Key club will be called upon bridge, Md., for training,
to actively assist in the campaign .
in the schools ,and, the boys are Send The Star to your man in
expected, to produce their usual the service-only $1 for a year.
Guests, at the meeting Thursday -* -(
TO SAFEGUARD of last week were M. W. Crigler
of Pensacola, lieutenant- governor
YOUR HEALTH of the Northwest Florida division; Do you feel
SH AL. R. Chestnut, local market oper-
*The purity and uniformity of the ator; C. G. Costin andi Dave Gas-
drugs and chemicals we use in kin, rationing board officials, and f f it
pounding your physician's prescription' kin, rationing board officials, and "left out of
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of C. W. "Red" Horton. Mr. Costin
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score stated that while the ration board RE you mixing the change
or more of exacting tests for purity are has many trials and tribulations, A to share in this warmiss-
-made. Thus, we compound prescriptions share in this war-miss-
with full confidence in the reliability of the majority of them are borne by ing an experience you'd value
'theingredientsyourphysicianprescribes. the able and so'id! shoulders of all your life?
We use Merck Prescription Chemicals Secretary Charley McClellan. Right now, in the WAC, you
Dr. J. R. Norton stated that could be doing a vital Army
Smith's Pharmacy plans for the Kiwanis project, job You could be getting valu-
able training, meeting new
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription "Keep America American," are go- people, seeing new places while
Phone 5 Port St. Joe ing forward splendidly. serving your country.
Hig Stone announced that he More Wacs are needed at
would present a $25 War Bond to once. Get full details about
little. Miss Neueva Cowart, the eligibility, training, pay, the
ALKA SEL ER jobs Wacs do, how they live.
ALKA-SELTLRm first baby born ift 1944 in Port St. Go to the nearest U. S. Army
Joe. The presentation wil'. be Recruiting Station. (Your local
made on behalf of the Kiwanis postoffice will give you the ad-
club. drese.) Or write: The Adjut-
lub Iant General, Room 4415, Mu-
]|E -nitfon' Building, Washington,
S DAY Spend Christmas With Son D. C. Do it today!
MY DAY Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevens
and son spent the Christmas holi- & -( & ->
el.l- days in. Jacksonville with their
OCCASIONALLY, I wake up in
the morning with a Headache.
It sometimes wears off along the
middle of the forenoon, but I don't
Want to wait that long, so I drink a
lass of sparkling ALKA,-SELTZEEL
In just a little while I am feeling a
Sometimes the week's ironing tires
oe and makes me sore and stiff.
Then it's ALKA SELTZER to the
rescuee-a tablet or two and a little
rest makes me feel more like finish-
Ing the job.
And when I eat "not wisely but
too well" ALKA-SELTZER relieves
the Acid Indigestion that so often
Yes, Alka Seltzer brightens my
day. It brings relief from so many
t discomforts, that I always
Why don't you g et a packaqewe
ALKA-SLz at your drug stow
lIrge Package W", Stall MW.'
son Navy Aviation Cadet Charl
Amusement lovers will be de-
lighted to know that they are
to have the pleasure and priv-
ilege of witnessing that dis-
tinguished dramatist, Ned
Albert's latest effort, a play
based on the most famous of
all Mary J. Holmes' novels,
The play is to be presented
here on January 28 by the
Senior Class at the High
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
Fresh Fish Oysters Shrimp
Our Fish Market Is Open from 9 to 11 a. m. Every
Sunday for Your Convenience
PHONE 136 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school
11:00 a. m.---Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p.m.-Evening worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3:00 p. m. Official board
meebs fourth Tuesday evening of
each month. Workers' Council of
the church school meets second
Tuesday evening" of each month.
Prayer meeting, Bible study and
choir practice Wednesday, 7:30.
End the War In '44 BUY BONDS
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88
The Star is like a letter from
home to your man in the service.
Send it to him for only $1 a year.
S EVERYBODY WELCOME!
.: _' J ..s = -.....
'. -'*- ? _- -
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 1944
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic: "WHY GOD
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic: "WHEN
CHRIST MOVED PARADISE."
PROTECTION WHEN YOU
S* NEED ITX MOST
Under a new plan developed by the Provident
Life and Accident Insurance Company, the peo-
ple of Port St. Joe are now offered
Providing These Liberal Benefits .
COVERS HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT AND SURGICAL OPERATIONS
RESULTING FROM EITHER ACCIDENT OR SICKNESS
HOSPITAL ROOM AND BOARD
$4.00 per day, with limit of 31 days
for any one accident or illness.
Up to $20, for X-ray, anesthetic,
laboratory, delivery room and op-
erating room fees.
For operations performed either in
or out of a hospital, froin $2.50 to
Insured Women Up to 14 days
hospital board, $20 for hospital ex-
tras, plus the delivery fee of $25 in
the surgical schedule.
Dependent Wives-Up to $40 for
both hospital board and extras, plus
the delivery fee of $25 in the surgi-
$75.00. cal schedule.
People making application before February 15 are not asked to show
evidence of insurability.
For Complete Details See
Frank and Dot's Agency
Phone 37 4 INSURANCE .w' Port St. Joe
WE CAN INSURE THE WHOLE FAMILY ON ONE POLICY -
PROVIDENT LIFE and ACCIDENT
g H RH H W g W a HHg
for Good Food
65c to $1.25
Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30
Luncheon 12:00 to 2:00
Dinner 6:30 to 8:30
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1944
1'IjIDAY,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JAUR 4 94TESAPR T JE UFCUTPOIPG HE
* BE FIRST IN LINE TO GET NEW HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AFTER THE WAR!
When the war is o.er. and nmnufaclurer- g: back to r.lui:n g.....d- f.:.r pi.- ctime !ivin. the v.ill proil.abI not be able to: keep up with
the tremendous demand that has Iecn built up thl-rC1ugh tihe warttin: years v. ihen people hale l1d tto do v.witho.ut. Danley's has forseen this
and offers this special cervi:ie t, their cutt.,miner., enabling,_ them to obtain the article. their, need as soon a; the first new supplies are
on the market. If \vou are planning to purchase a new electric \va-her, refri-erator, rali.o, r any ,--ne ,-f the many other items now on pri-
ority, you will be ise to regi ter in otiur ne.- P'ri,-ritv Purchase Plan and get inm ,n the gr:,uind floor!
* PAY NO MONEY NOW! NO OBLIGATION!
You pay absolutely no money when yoNu register in thi plan. You are under
no obligation to buy the items for which you regi.-ter if vyou do not wish t.
do so when they are available. This is merely a check. enabling us r.:,ughl
to guage the quantity we will need to order from manufacturers, an-' it i
your assurance that you will be among the first t, obtain the wanted item,
as soon as they arrive. By registering in this plan, you are reserving the air-
ticle you want, and it will be kept for you for a reasonable length of time
after you are notified that it has come in.
* DON'T BUY TILL MERCHANDISE IS SEEN!
This doles not mean buying anything sight un.een. You
will see the mer-chandise in our store and make your se-
lection from actual stock. with every right of refusal if
you are not satisfied, without having paid one cent. If
you care to specify further as to size or type of item you 0l11
wish to reserve, we will be glad for you to come into tour -"
store and discuss the matter more thoroughlyl. -V
JUST FILL OUT THE
AND MAIL TO US!
DANLEY FURNITURE CO.
Port St Joe, Florida
I .en tilemen-When theiy are again available
after the war, I plan to pu rchas;e the items
,'iLec .l Ilel...1i. PI!ase writer my reservation
for same and notify me when they are ready
for delivery. I understand that this does not
-Iliate me in aniv vwa to buy, and also that
reservation is fo-rfeited if not responded to
.,i el a' ra.-.n, l ih- length of tim e.
PHI n aou inesnnyothr aprdiiancimsnut
U ~~-:L lik e tettltC'ar
DAN EY Furniture Company
DANLEY Port St. Joe, Fla.
Registrations will be entered in the order in
which they are received, and filled ac-
cordingly when merchandise arrives
FIJIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1944
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, PLGORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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
Three Months............. 65c
-.~4 Telephone 51 }>-
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
NO WAR BOND ADVERTISING,
Unless individuals and firms come around
and ask to pay for advertising for the Fourth
War Bond Drive, there will be no such ad-
vertising in The Star during the course of
the campaign during which Gulf county is
supposed to raise $105,500 in bonds.
Here's the reason: The publisher of The
Star has from the start of these drives fa-
vored the principle of government paid adver-
tising, and he will continue to do so. When
the government wants beans, bullets, or any-
thing else, it expects to, and does, pay for
it,. yet the government expects newspaper
publishers to secure sponsors for bond adver-
tising or sponsor the advertising themselves.
The publisher of The Star has been carry-
ing a tin cup with the American eagle on it
for the past three War Bond drives and call-
ing on Port St. Joe merchants for sponsor-
ship of bond ads. We know that merchants
tend to consider this a racket of the publisher
rather than 'a contribution to their govern-
ment, and that attitude we don't like at all.
The pullis her .f The Star wants no special
favors, n, cu., eulJ : or special treat-
ment. Bu t'he- does ask that the govern-
ment 'pay for its own advertising. White
space is the stock in trade of any newspaper
and the government should pay for that white
space just like any other advertiser.
We have. received letter after letter from
various agencies, from Henry Morgenthau,
and from the Western Newspaper Union
(which makes the plates for the advertising,
and not for nothing, we can assure you) urg-
ing us to "get out early and sell a series of
advertisements for the Fourth War Loan."'
All such missives, together with proofs and
order forms for the ads, have gone into the
wastebasket after a cursory examination.
It has been proven in England and Canada
that government-sponsored war bond adver-
tising brings better results than individually-
sponsored advertising, and that the cost of
such advertising, we have read, runs in the
neighborhood of one-tenth of one per cent
of the amount of bonds sold.
If such a plan works in those countries' it
will work here and take the load off the pub-
lishers and a few open-hearted individuals in
After listening to the radio we have be-
come all humfuzzled. We can't figure out
how 90 per cent of the dentists can recom-
mend one brand of toothpaste, 85 per cent
another brand, and 95 per cent still another
The best thing to do for a blowout is to
have your shoes half-soled.-The Lake City
Practically every politician thinks the coun-
try owes him not only a living, but a fat of-
fice, and he does his durndest to get it.
Not wishing to hurt her boy friend's feel-
ings by calling him a dim-wit, a gal we know
just' accused him of limping around mentally.
PULPWOOD WILL DO ITS SHARE
Charles E. Wilson, executive vice-chairman
of the War Production Board, made a start-
ling disclosure the other day. He said the
amount of material necessary to supply our
invasion forces in western Europe will be so
tremendous that it will dwarf the quantity of
supplies shipped for the offensives in North
Africa and Italy.
What does this mean to the pulpwood cut-
ters of the nation, to the farm woodland own-
ers of Gulf county, to the Victory pulpwood
committees in 1250 communities?
.It means that pulpwood production must
attain its peak in the first few months of
1944 if the army and navy is to provide Gen-
eral Eisenhower with the supplies he needs
to crack the Nazi fortresses and liberate the
enslaved French, Belgians, Dutch, Czechs,
Poles, and other conquered peoples.
Military experts say that the success of
the invasion will depend upon our ability to
pour into western Europe adequate armed
forces fully equipped and then to keep them
fully supplied with ammunition, food, medical
Only the home front can furnish those sup-
plies. And pulpwood producers are a vital part
of this home front. Without their aid, the
work of many other war workers may go for
naught. For these supplies will be transported
overseas encased in paper a-nd paperboard
made of pulpwood. Many of the supplies
themselves, such as supply parachutes, hos-
pital weddings, and even explosives, will be
made of pulpwood.
The nation's army of pulpwood producers
will not fail the boys in the service.
Pulpwood will do its part in making the
invasion a victorious drive to Berlin or
what's left of Berlin.
For the first time in the history of the in-
-ur.in';c .business in the United States an in-
surance company will attempt to insure an
entire city-and that city is Port St. Joe.
Never before has such a project been at-
tempted aiad was instigated by the Provident
Life and Accident Insurance company at the
,request of the board of directors of the
new Port St. Joe municipal hospital.
It behooves the citizens' of our city to
take immediate action in securing these poli-
cies, which are offered on the same group
rates applicable to large concerns employing
several hundred people, like the St. Joe Pa-
per company and the St. Joe Lumber & Ex-
port company, both of which carry insurance
on their employes with the Provident com-
Under this group insurance plan more lib'-
eral benefits are allowable at a lower pre-
mium rate than any other type of insurance.
If this "Port St. Joe plan" works out satis-
factorily, which it will with, the full co-opera-
tion of our citizens, it will make insurance
history and pave the way for similar co-op-
erative insurance in other cities.
This plan needs the help of everyone in
the city, and everyone in the city needs the
protection offered by these policies.
I A judge fined a man $10.'10 for beating his
wife. Asked what the ten ,ents was for, the
judge replied: "That's thle federal tax on
A politician is a chronic candidate who
keeps on running in the hopes that some day
he may become a statesman.
The law of compensation always works if
given time. The reason is it was not enacted
What has become of the double-breasted
vest. the liver pad, the porous plaster and the
Keep smiling-and buy War Bonds!
Serious Feed Shortage
Looms; Solution Rests
In Farmers' Hands
Purina Dealer Sponsors "Food
for Victory" Crusade to
Help Stretch Feed
"The answer to the feed short-
age", says the Purina Merchant of
this city, "is a wiser use of, the feed
we now have."
Protein ingredients are 2 million
tons short of demand, he points out.
Estimated feed grain crops will not
feed present poultry and livestock
populations, and the government is
now discouraging enlargement of
flocks or herds beyond the feed ca-
pacity to support them. There is
also an acute transportation short-
age which limits the shipping of
feed long distances to deficit areas.
"The answer to the feed shortage
rests largely in the hands of farm-
ers and feeders," the Purina Dealer
points out. "It is entirely possible to
reach our increased food goals with
the livestock and poultry now on
farms, and with the feed now in
sight, simply by using our feed more
wisely and by plugging unnecessary
He states further that-"disease,
parasites, overcrowded and unsani-
tary quarters, preventable accidents,
inadequate feeding and watering fa-
cilities, wasteful feeding methods,
low producing birds and animals-all
cut down food production and waste
vital feed supplies."
More Food from Less Feed
Cutting straight to the heart of
present farm difficulties, the Purina
Dealer is sponsoring a "Food for Vic-
tory Crusade", purpose of which is
to spread decreased feed supplies to
cover increased food goals. ,
He is counselling with local farm-
ers on improved management, more
careful sanitation, and better feed-
ing methods which have been ap-
proved by both state and national
agricultural authorities. Recommen-
dations are in the form of "Action
Sheets", designed to help farmers
stretch their feed by turning a great-
er share into marketable human
Every hour adds new names to
American casualty lists. Shortening
the war by one single hour would
justify, superhuman effort. Produc-
ing adequate food supplies on schcd-
ule will save that hour, perhaps a
month, perhaps a year. Massing
sock piles for invasion, sending
food to our fighting allies, these will
save American lives. Farmers, join
the Crusade to produce MORE food
for an EARLIER victory!
If feeder space is lacking, there is
a tendency on the part of poultry
owners to fill the feeders so full that
feed will be wasted. Every pound of
wasted poultry mash helps the Axis.
If necessary, nail a few boards to-
gether to make additional feeders.
FOR 2-WEEK PERIOD
O.PA has announced that during
the two-week period from January
17 to 29, shoq dealers will be al-
lowed to sell ,ration-free 15 per
cent of their stocks of women's
shoes-provided they are sold at
$3 or less a pair.
The action was taken to help
dealers dispose of limited quanti-
ties of wearable shoes, mostly
novelty types, which have not sold
,well under rationing. It does not
mean, however', that the shoe sit-
,nation js improving.
If more than the $3 top price is
charged for shoes, ration stamps
must be collected.
WAR LOAN DRIVE TO
OPEN HERE TUESDAY
(Continued from page 1)
handle the entire bond drive for
the colored quarters.
The quota for -Gulf county in
this Fourth War Loan Drive has
been set at $105,500, as compared
with the. Third War Loan Drive
quota of $56,039 and, which was
oversubscribed to the tune of
$102,000. Of the $105,500, Port St.
Joe and vicinity will be required
to raise $70,333, and the Wewa-
hitchka section $35,167.
"This loan is one the public will
be called upon to fill," said Chair-
man Soule, "since' it is a non-
banking loan and must come from
the pockets of the people. So let's
all get busy and put Gulf county
over the top."
NEW INSURANCE PLAN FOR
CITY IS FIRST IN NATION
(Continued; From Page 1)
..ffering a special inducement. For
all those taking out policies be-
tween now and February 15, the
standard waiting period clauses for
illness and maternity cases will be
waived. That is, prior to February
15 all policies are effective imme-
diately upon payment of the pre-
mium and the usual waiting period
of 30 days for an operation, 10
months for a maternity case, etc.,
will not hbe in force. After that
time they will be enforced, which
is the. case with al hospital insur-
ance. So, regardless if you have
to go to the hospital the day you
sign your policy, you get the full
As a further inducement for the
A Chinese doesn't know his wife -taking out of policies, those sign-
until after he marries her. And if ing up during January will be
he knows here then, he's a long given free coverage for the re-
jump ahead of most husbands. mainder of the month.
FAM~AY, JANUARY 14,' 1944-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
P.-T. A. WILL MEET
"Our World-Is It Brave?" will
be the program subject for round
table disession at the next regular
meeting of the Port St. Joe Parent-
Teachers association to be held
Thursday, January 20, at 3:30 in
the high school auditorium. Mrs.
0. D. Langston will give the de-
Parents who have been unable,
to attend because of having no one
with whom rto leave young chil-
dren are urged to come, as ar-
rangements have been. made for
the care of these children during
Mrs. Massey Ward will have
charge of the refreshments in her
capacity as, hospitality chairman.
Mrs. Glenn Boyles, P.-T. A. pres-
ident, has announced that Mrs.
Charles Crawfoard has been ap-
.pointed magazine chairman for the
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
- -- -
Flocked Net Cottage Set
Light-Hearted Curtains Gaily Designed to
Brighten Your Home, Lighten Your Housework
Daintily, tinted velveray flocked dot design on the top.
Plain sash has colored border trim to match dots at top.
Tubs easily and quickly. Sets sell for-
of Flocked Organdy
$3.95 and $4.50
Wide 5-inch Ruffle
Priscilla curtains made of
crisp permanent finish
I organdy. All-over velve-
ray flocked design.
42x87 inches each side.
FLORAL CRETONNE 25c
for Drapery Delights S YD.
First Spring Flash!
iNEW COATS! NEW SUITS!
Just Unpacked.. Smartest Spring
Styles, Glorious New Colors. Come
see for yourself!
$14.75 to $27.50
COSTi ON'S Itore
"ST. JOE'S SHOPPING CENTER"
ON THE STAGE
Tuesday, Jan. 18
PORT ST. JOE
9:30 P. M.
ON THE SCREEN
"NEXT OF KIN"
PART OF THE PROCEEDS
OF THIS ATTRACTION GOES
TO THE SCHOOL LET'S
MAKE IT GO OVER THE TOP
** "1 w 1W IV-,Vw1W 1W W -
Visiting From Louisiana ,Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake spent
Sgt. and Mrs. Cecil McLean of the New Year's week-end in Iron
Monroe, La., are visiting the lat- City, Ga., visiting relatives.
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Chandler. Mrs. McLean is the
former Miss Frances Chandler.IMT M
CLUB ENJOYS HOME
'The regular meeting of the Port
St. Joe Woman's club, held Wed-
nesday, January 5, at the Centen-
nial building, was in charge of the
American Home department.
The meeting opened with s6ng,
"My Old. Kentucky Home," fol-
lowed by a talk on "Spiritual
Values In the, Home" by' Rev. G.
T. Hinton, pastor of the Wewa-
hitchka Baptist church. The re-
mainder of the program consisted
of a talk iby Mrs. L. C. Reszer on
"Dangers of Inflation" and a song,
"Home, Sweet Home."
A report on the Christmas party
was submitted which showed that
$16 had' been raised, and donated
to the rehabilitation and recreation
program at Tyndall Field.
Mrs. B. E. Kenney of the War
Service department reported that
more than 500 gifts had been col-
lected and& distributed to service-
men at Camp Gordon Johnston
and the Coast Guard stations.
MRS. SPEARS HOSTESS TO
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
The Susie Peach Foster Circle
of the Methodist W. S. C. S. met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. S. D. Spears with the chair-
man, Mrs. Floydi Hunt, presiding.
'The main business transacted
was the election of officers, which
resulted as follows: Secretary and
treasurer, Mrs. W. F. Johnson;
publicity, Mrs. Gus C'reech; social
welfare, Mrs. J. B. Traweek; b'rth-
day chairman, Mrs. S. D. Spears';
War Stamp chairman, Mrs. H. C.
One new member was taken in
at this time, being Mrs. R. L. Mc-
At the conclusion of the meeting
a social hour 'vas enjoyed', during
which the' hostess served refresh-
ments to nine, members and one
Return To Home In Alabama
Dr. and- Mrs. Tom Gibson aAid
son have returned to their home
in Huntsville, Ala., after spending
the Christmas holidays here with
Mrs. Sally Costin and Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Gibson.
H AVE you tried Alka-Selt- U
zer for Gas on Stomach,
Sour Stomach, "Morning
After" and Cold DistressT
J If not, why not? Pleasant.
prompt in action, effective.
Thirty cents and Sixty
MD.I E nRVINE
F On relief from Functional Ner-
vous Disturbances such as Sleep-
lessness, Crankiness, Excitability,
Nervous Headache and Nervous In-
digestion. Tablets 350 and 750,
LiQuid 25a and $1.00. Read direc-
tionus and use only aa directed.
A SINGLE Dr. Miles Anti-.
Pain Pill often relieves ?'
Headache, Muscular Pains
or Functional nthly l
Pains 25 for 250, 125 / _
for$1.00. Get them at your /-
dru store ead directions .
and use only as directed, f .
Coming to the
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
Chapter 10 of Serial
--- FEATURE NO. 2--
TED LEWIS in
January 16 17
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18
Careless Words Cost Lives!
NOVA PILBEAM-PHYLLIS STANLEY- BASIL SIDNEY
Proloe and Epilogue by
J. EDGAR HOOVER
THIS PICTURE IS BEING
SPONSORED BY THE
ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
Chapter 4 of Serial
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19
DicA POWELL Also
"SPIRIT OF ANNAPOLIS"
LATEST NEWS EVENTS and
"RATION FOR DURATION" "SKIRLHEAD FIGHTERS"
I ,- I
NEWS EVENTS and
"ALL AMERICAN BAND"
January 20 21
"Behind the Rising Sun" is
the Most Talked About, the
Most Brutal, the Most Dia.
.. bolical and Fiendish Horrors
Conceived by the Little Yel-
low Sons of (?) Hirihito.
DON'T MISS THIS
If you see it you won't for.
get it; if you miss it you
won't forgive yourself!
TWO DAYS ONLY
. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1944
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
A SIX-GUN SERENADE!
nAr. c iV
THE STAR, PORT ST. JoE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NAVY RECRUITING OFFICER
WILL BE IN ST. JOE TODAY
Specialist Al Wilkins of the
Marianna -Navy recruiting station
will be in Port St. Joe all day
today at the offices of the local
board over the postoffice.
Anyone desiring to enlist or se-
cure information about the Navy
is urged' to contact him.
Visit In Apalachicola
Mrs. P. D. Farmer and children
spent the week-end in Apalachicola
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. F. G.
Sharit and Mr. and Mrs. 0. C.
FOR RENT 5-room unfurnished
house in Oak Grove. See Karl
BOOKKEEPER WANTED High
school .graduate. Typing essen-
tial.1. Apply Danley Furniture Com-
pany; Port St. Joe. 1-7tf
WANTED TO BUY
representing the 23rd senatorial
district, Lake county, who an-
nounced at Umatilla yesterday
that he is a candidate for the of-
fice of governor of Florida.
Mrs. C. E. Shelton of Mt. Eagle,
WANT TO BUY-One or two four Tenn., is visiting here with her
or five-ounce machinist's ham- son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
rmers. Will pay good price. Bring Mrs. Ralph Nance.
to The Star office. 1-7tf Mrs Ralph Nane-
PERSONAL To Washington On Business
,PERMANENT WAVE, 59c! Do your Mr. and, Mrs. J. L. Sharit left
,own Permanent with Charm-Kur i Saturday for Washinngton. D. C.,
KTt. Complete equipment, includ-
ing 40 curlers and shampoo. Easy where Mr. Sharit was called on
to do, absolutely harmless. Praised business.
by thousands including June Lang, ( -
glamorous movie star. Money re- Over.heard in Berlin: "That's, a
funded if not satisfied. Weeks Dry
Goods Store, Highland View. 2-18 beautiful build.fig, wasn't it?"
HOW TO Sawe HO FEED
1. WORM PIGS AT 10 WEEKS. Mil-
lions, of pounds of pork and feed are
lost each year due to worms. Wormy
pigs make slower gains ... waste feed.
Use Purina-Check-R-Pigtabs to rid hogs of
large roundworms and nodular worms.
3. RAISE HOGS ON CLEAN GROUND
to prevent spread of disease. For first
4 months and entire feeding period,
keep saw and pigs on clean pasture.
If same ground is used every year,
plow it in fall, and seed to pasture crop.
6. CONSERVE FEED. With short sup-
plies of both grain and protein supple-
ment, conserve feed by feeding a prop-
erly balanced ration. Also get the most
good out of pasture-for hogs on pas-
tlure will eat less from the feeders.
2. TREAT FOR LICE. If pigs have
lice, confine in a small pen and sprinkle
with a solution of 1 pint Purina. Cre-
So-Fec (or like disinfectant), 3 pinls
kerosene oil, 4 pints crankcase oil in
4 gallons of water. Makes 5 gallons.
4. SELF-FEEDERS AND WATERERS
should be provided for hogs at all
.imes. Self-feed for more economical
gains and to. save labor. Plenty of
fresh water is as important as feed-for
the hog carcass is 60% to 70% water.
6. MARKET EARLIER. This year stretch
your feed by marketing hogs at the most
economical weights-200 to 230 pounds.
The gains you put on beyond these
weights cost you more feed and gives
Uncle Sam fewer pounds of edible pork.
THE STORE WITH THE CHECKER- S BOARD SIGN
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer Port St. Joe, Fla
it,1 I -- I~EI0IN I.I- InB* I m I n I
Dr. Dougals Southall Freeman of
Richmond, Va., who will be the
speaker on the program of the
Southern Baptist Hour at 7:30
EWT Sunday morning, January
16. The programs on the Bap-
tist Hour can be heard in Port
St. Joe over station KJAX.
Visit In Atlanta
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Cree h re-
turned Thursday of last week from
Atlanta where they spent New
Year's with friends.
Hitler lowered the morale of the
German people considerably the
other day. He, told them he'd
never desert them.
FOR STATE SENATOR
This is to announce to the peo-
ple of the 25th Senatorial District,
comprised of the Counties of Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf and., Washington,
that I am a candidate for the of-
fice of State Senator; subject to
the action of the voters in the
Primary to be held in May, 1944.
O. E. HOBBS,
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is, hereby given that the
registration 'books for the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
all tlualified! electors who are qual-
ified under Ordinance No. 35X and
Chapter 18816 Laws of Florida,
Acts of .1937.
Said books will be opened on
January 26, 1944, and! will remain
open for registration purposes un-
til February 4, 1944, between the
hours of 9 o'clock -A. M. and 12
A. M., and 2 o'clock P. M. until
5 o'clock P. M. each day except
Sunday and holidays. All persons
desiring to register shall call at
the City Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOIMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk as
1-14 28 City of Port St. Joe.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
To Whom It May Concern-No-
tice is hereby given that the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious
Name Statute," House Bill No. 1175,
Chap. No 20953, Laws of Wlorida,
1941, will register with the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, upon receipt
of proof of publication of this no-
tice, the fictitious name, to-wit:
Smith's Pharmacy, under which I
am engaged, in business, at Port St.
Joe, Florida. That the party, inter-
ested in said business enterprise is
as follows: JOHN R. SiMITH. '
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf Coun-
ty, Fla., January 6, 1944. 2-4
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby given that the
regular municipal' election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years for
the City of Port St. Joe, will, be
held in the City'Hall in the City
of Port St. .Toe on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 1tth, 1944.
The. polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and. closeat 7 o'clock P..M.
Eastern Standard War Time.
1-21 2-11 M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor. and Clerk.
N OT I C E
The Registration Books will be
opened in the different districts
of the Couptyi beginning February
8, for the registration oi all who
have not qualified. and wish to par-
ticipate in the May Primary.
C. G. RISH,
Supervisor, of Registration,
1-14 2-4 ,: I .in..a d'fo'r..Gulf. Coutity,.
TO OPPOSE PEPPER
Millard B. Conklin of Daytona
Beach who yesterday officially
announced his candidacy for
the United States senate seat
now held by Claude Pepper.
Send The /Star to your man in
the service-only $1 per year.
Costly fighting' I
Your Boy Gives
100 per cent;
How about your
health. At the first sign
of wear, .have us repair!
* BARGAINS *
ONE 3 H. P.
See DAN BROOKS
at Creech & Brooks Laundry
careless matches aid the Axis
PREVENT FOREST FIRES!
HERE'S HOW YOU
Follow these simple rules and ask others to
follow them. Be careful with burning matches,
cigarettes, pipe ashes and camp fires; put out
small forest fires and report others to the
nearest State fire warden; make sure that safe
fire lines are built around saw mills, logging
camps, etc.; inspect your fire hazards; comply
with state fire prevention laws; and remember
that until we win the war every man-made
forest fire is an enemy fire! :
This Advertisement is a Wartime
Community Service of the
FRIDAY,.3ANUARY 14, 1944
Returns From Visit
Mirs. Edith Hewitt returned Sun-
day after a pleasant visit in T'us-
c.aloosa and Birmingham, A:a., and
*.vith her mother, Mrs. j. W. Camp-
uc.l. at York, Ala. Her brother,
Paul Browil Campbell, BM 2/c,
.vho is stationed on the USS Pro-
.:yon, is home from overseas. He
ihas been many places, but says
.here's nothing like, the good, old
U. S. A. He will return to duty
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
wor shoes are an aid to foot
0 K. I- W