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WITH THE MORS\
(The Star wants photos of G4lf county me
serving in thr armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
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Gets Purple Heart
,Sgt. Peicy, E. Wilson of Wewa
hitchka, with an artillery outfi
somewhere overseas, has receive
the Purple Heart. This award ii
made for wounds received in ac
Whiskey High In Ireland
J. E. Bounds states that he has
received a letter from his brother,
Sgt. Carl Bounds, who is in Ire
land, in which COarl states, "If you
think whiskey is scarce in Port
St. Joe, you should be with me.
The best whiskey we get in Iner-
land is worse than the worst Gulf
county moonshine, and' it so ex-
pensive that a soldier can't afford
to buy it.",
And we'd always believed that
Ireland was the home of fine
whiskies', such. as Duggan's Dew
and The Pride or Kilarney.
Returns From Aleutians
Sgt. Winston- G. Jones, with the
Signal Corps in the Aleutian Is,
lands for long, dreary months, has
been transferred to Drew Field,
Tampa. His mother, Mrs. A. M.
Jones, says that she expects him
home for a visit some time next
Thomas'Duncan Returns To Camp
',Sgt. Thomas Dun-can, who is. sta-
tioned, at Camp Swift, Texas, ha
"* returned to camp after spending a
week's furlough here with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs'. J..,W. Duncan.
Wants To Hear From Girls'*
'Carl Soderlberg wants, to be sure
his new address gets in The Stat-
'so that all his girl friends in Port
St. Joe can write to him. Here I.
is, girls: A/C Carl A. Soderbers
Jr., U.S.N.R., Class. 1D-49C (C),
Aviation Cadet Regiment, U. S. N.
A. T. C., Corpus Christie, TexaL.
Cpl. Julian A. Raburn, who has
(been stationed at Camp Pendle-
ton, Calif., with the Marines, now
gets his mail c/,o Fleet Postoffice,
San Francisco, Calif.
Pvt. Pasl K. Johnson, who was
recently transferred' from Buckley
Field, Denver, Colo., to Mitcheli
Field, Long Island, N. Y., is no W
stationed at the Camp Springs
Army Air Field., Washington, D.C.
Pfc. Harry D. Johnson, who has
,been at Camp Cooke, Calif., for
some time, is now getting The Star
c/o postmaster, New. York, .N. Y.
A/,S Ronald E., Blac:kman, has
been transferred, from the Santa,
Ana, Calif., air base to the-Army
Air Technical School at Amarillo,:
Pfc. W. A. Montgomery, recently
sent to 'the Marine base at New
River, N. C., now gets his -mail
(COntinued on' Page :2)
TWO BASKETBALL TILTS
SCHEDULED FOR TONITE
Two bas'kibal' games' are sched-.
uled for thigh 'evening 'at the' Cen-
tennial ai'ditorium, the 'first game.,
between the Navy and the St. Joe
High Sharks, will begin at 8 o'clock
sharp. The second game. will be
played between Coastguardsmen
and the, T.,own Team. The games
are being sponsored'by 'the junior
'class 'o the 'high scboo', 'which
will receive part of the gate re-
Tuesday.night tho Coast Guard
downed '.the Sharks 27 to 22 in a
fast and' furious gam e, "'and the
Navy defeated the Town Team 19
to 18--ftet-4-bitter fight .. .
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME VII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944 NUMBER If
At Prison Camp
Told By Speaker
Repatriated Prisoner Describes
Treatment Given Interned
Barbarous treatmentinflicted by -
Japanese upon Americans interned ,T
at Camp Stanley in Hong Kong
was described -Thursday night of
'last week by Wenzell Brown, 'au-
thor and educator, to an audience
that packed the, Port theater to i
Brown was held' for more than
seven months and was one of sev-
eral hundred Americans. released
during an exchange, of prisoners.
He stated that there were still
2700 being held, at Camp Stan'.ey.
Mr. Brown, who spoke in behalf
of the Fourth War Loan, told how .
the prisoners had no change of .
clothing, no shoes and. slept oI L
conenete floors. There were no -
Army Stir',, Co,-s P/i,,:z
beds or blankets, he said, and This American soldier took refuge under a truck during a Jap bombing
,most of the prisoners were sicM raid of our positions on Rendova. A Nipponese bomb, however, had his
nwith malaria, dysentery and ber- umber on it. Here you see his comrades gently removing his body from
with malaria, dysentery aud ben- under the engine. When you are asked to buy War Bonds think of this
beri. All of them were hungry., :ture.
sustaining life on two small bowls
of rice daily and occasionally a
piece of rotten fish or meat. The County Receives Tire Rationing
children in the group, of whica 108 0As R tonn
there were 400 under 14 years or $10,800 As Share W ill Be Tighter
age, suffered the most, he, saia,
-.....l f tp ,sufferi,'n fro,- Of3 R cino Tav q
curvature of the spine and none
who would ever 'completely recover
their health. .. '
Several first-hand, ac.cu'ants of
Jaa.T nese atrocities were 'related
by Mr. Brown, and he stated that 'County Clerk Joe Hunter has
(Continued on page 4) announced, that Gulf county this,
9" week received $10,800 from the
W ar Exhibit Will state comptroller's office as its
a.pro rata share of $723,600 in rau-
Be. Here Saturday g tax receipts distributed to the
67ere Satu counties.
,-This' 'brings the state's contribu-
Captured German Equipment, Am-
tion toward! the pledge of $33.000
Eligibility for New Passenger Car
Rubber To Be On "Occupa-
In an important changee in tire
rationing regulations which wili
affect a lot of car owners in Gulf
county, OPA. has announced that
eligibility for new passenger car
tires now will be on an "occupa-
tional" basis rather than on the
basis of mileage traveled,.
This step was taken to conserve
inadequate stocks of new tires and
Over $ o0W aid
Pin-up for Those Not Buying Bonds
..- .:. ...... the rapidly diminishing supply of
erican Small Arms, Jeeps and to each county to $12,800. A dis- u isitedH F ont
Ducks To Be On Display tribution of $2000 to each county used rationin ger tirg.es available for UnitedHomeFr
---- was made on January 5. rain there are not enough tire.,
Horace Soule, in charge of the Last year, when the racing se- toSinc meet all hereare notia needs, C. G. Invokes Scriptures When Speaking
Fourth Wan Loan Drive, here, re- son was cut shot by the ban on Of Jap Atrocities Inflicted
minds everybody to turn out Sat- pleasure driving, only $13,800 was and raostioning oaf the local war rid"Th On Helpless Soers
urd'ay morning between the hour distributed to each county from Gulf county boara sai hav e to do
of 10 and 11 o'clock to view tne racing tax receipts. The balance ulfa most oareful screening job in The Scriptures were invoked b
exhibit of captured German equip- of the $33,300 pledge was pai onsiderin applications filed by Congressman Bob Sikes in the na.
ment which will be on display in from cigaret tax receipts. cons ering applications iled by tional capitol r eent when ,he
the vacant lot on Reid avenue o persons eligible under the new tna capt gently when he
posite the postoffice. RISH ASKS RE-ELECTION program within the already tight was speaking on Jap atrocities in,
posite the postoice.. RIH ASKS RE-ELEtire quota assigned to the board. flicted on the helpless survivors
-The. exhibit. w.il 'consist of a AS COUNTY REGISTRAR Motorists doing work most essen- of Bataan andl Corregidor.
German 88 mm. howitzer, a Mes- Quoting from Joshua 6:2-21 and
serschmitt fighter plane and a co- C. G. Rish of Wewahitchka this tato the war effort, the ubli Quoting from Joshua 6:2213,
election of American small' arms. week makes his formal announce- health and safety wil have id, eu think we may well tiue
i d o s s e fn ei come first.' .said, "I think we may welltura
In addition, states Mr. Soupe, menet for, re-election to the office e ati.ed the following back to the Old Testament ana
there will b.e jeeps, trucks ana of supervisor of. registration for will be raticed in the followingtake joy in the fact that th
'ducks" (amphibian. trucks) pres- Gulf. county, .which office he ha o Under the new program, tires tod oJoy in the fact that the Lord
eant..from *th Carrabell4. amp. headl for. the past eight years. ho delivered up the enemies of
As' the end of the bofid-"dtive is Mr. Rish states, that during., his -First- New tires (Grade I) to who delivered up the enemies of
in sight, -it is expected, that the tenure of office he has tried to be the most essential drivers aceord- his popee for extermination. Ig
Rotary and Kiwanis clubs ,will be fair and impartial to all in admin. to a list of essential occup hat pose and I shallstrationgly urtic
exceptionally. active on the stest .istering the duties of :the office, tio furnished thelocal board, that the' adefeinistration of usticw
Saturday selling bonds, since tn, and, if re-elected, will continue,to 'Second--Used tires and "war tothe handof heated Japs shall be in
'tines" (Grade, I) will go to es 'the hands of the survivors of those
'two clubs: hau e a bond-sleing coi fransact the business of .the regis- sential users tragic battalions of death.
test underway. Everyone is urge tnar 'in the 8ame manner as in the Third-Motorists who do not "Few things h a v e happened '
to 'buy a bondl Saturdiy while* tak- past.. Third--Motorists who do not
toing, in the war exhiith odr. past use their, cars in connection with which: so shocked the American
that the two clubs may receive ONE HUNDRED SITY-SIX their b6rk will continue to be in- people as the "Jap atrocities on the
tht top two cles, a eeligiblefor tires of any sort ana heroic defenders of Bataan ana
cr.edt fo the, sales ... .,, NEW VOTERS ,REGISTER hu st continue to rely on repairs Corregidor. Actual accounts o2',
erkM.P and recapping. mass murder of helpless captives
APPLICATIONS FOR nouncedl Tuesday that 166 newso an- by starvation, torture .and neglect,
EXEMPTIONS URGED voters had signed the city's regis- CONTY REGISTRATION andaccouts of t he fiendish
tration books preparatory to cast- : BOOKS AT CITY HALL lof Jap ghouls who haT, rowed their
"Uncle Edd" Pridgeon, tax col- ingtheir* .ballots inhe prisoners to their deaths, all seem
le ur"es all Gulf. counties g their ballots in the ,fortbccm- The county registration books too terrible for bellief. But they
ldeclator, ures all Gulf countians to ng city elecn next Tuesday.'. are now at the city hall, in charge 'are true.
andeclarothe h constituad, widon eteran i Ap oxim'y 920, name's were of Mns. Madaeline Whittaker, and "Here at home we can help
and, other" constitutional' exemI on the booksprevious.'to 'thistime
tions as, soon as poss as 'ch 1 s etrai ting the qlifed voters whose ames are avenge these men and help to free
1 is thesdeadline r Such and the new registrants brins the not on. the books, and who desire the survivors. We can strengthen
cation In the atbot 086.' 9tv yote in the May primaries are home morale. We can be ashamed
catons 'In the last city'- election, 1$49 urged to register. to think of ur own petty ncon-
c voters -went- to t'l oits" ex- to thikt of our own petty incon-
'e voters 'went- t e ..ls'to ex- Mrs. Whitaker will be at the venlences and minor sacritfices
Send The Star to your man in press then preference ia selecting city hall from.1 to'5 p. m. every compared; with the'real sacrifices
tae :.serviceI-oly. l. ..-per. yes-. '.-a -oity-fommigio -, .....-. -da.y.'eacept.. Saturday .and .Sunday ... (Gentinued on page 2) -
State Has Pledged $33,000
Each County In State
Here In Ceiling
OPA Rule-Breaking Is Not Intefn
tional; Voluntary Contributlons
Are Made To Settle Cases
A total of $6126.97 in voluntary
contributions to the United States
treasury have been made to date
in Port St. Joe by violators, of OPA
price regulations as the result Of
a checkup conducted by investt-
gators and price officials from the
Jacksonville district office, of tnl
Office of Price Administration i,
conjunction with members of tats
Gulf County War and Price Ra,
Practically every retail estab-
lishment in this city, Highlanu
View and Oak Grove has been
checked to determine their cons
pliance with price ceiling rules,
and wherever, prices were found@
to be out of line, violators were
asked to appear before a price
panel heartig and the extent of
their overcharges determine.
Since refunds to customers were
not possible, violators elected to
make voluntary contributions .to
the Treasurer of the'United Statea
as a sign of good faith. They like-
wise agreed, to comply strictly
with all OPA regulations in the
In all cases here the violations
were unintentional on the part. of
r-'re.t i's a .''d wr,= *.'- to iu:Uffi-
cient informationn on minor rk !ula-
tions, of which they had no know.
edge. In general, all business es.
tablishanents were found to be
conforming well to OPA ceilings,
Contributors. to the U- S. Trea
(Continued on page 6)
Bob Sikes Calls For
...If I &I. ............................ ............
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, QULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY ii, 19A4
With the Colors >
(Continued from page 1)
C/o Fleet Postoffice, San Fran-
Recent new subscribers in tlii
service to The Star are
H. L. Trawick F 1/c, U.S.S.
Sed'erstrom DE 31, c/o Fleet Post-
ALKA SELTZER offers
fast relief for Headache,
Simple Neuralgia, "Morn-
ing After", Cold Distress,
~Muscular Pains and
Ask your Druggist -
30 Cents and 60 Cents
Dr. Miles Nervine for
leeplessness,Ner- Wh YoU
vous Irritability, Whei
xcitability ar Are
ache. Read direc-
tions and use only
Get your daily quota of
Vitamins A and D and B-
Complex by taking ONE-
34f A-DAY (brand) Vitamin
F I IN *your drug store-
Look -for the big Ion box.
office, San Francisco, Calif.
Sgt. E. L. Antley 34208849, 3028
Qm. Bkry. Co. Mobile (s), Depot
Q 111 BW, APO No. 813, c/o Poqt',
master, New York, N. Y.
Chas. J. Stevens S 2/c, Sec. G,
NATTC 4-203, Navy Pier, Chicago,
BOB SIKES CALLS FOR
UNITED HOME FRONT
(Continuedi From Page 1)
of our soldiers.
"We can stop partisan bicker-
ing. We can put an end to strikes
and slowdowns that hold back pro-
duction. We can stop the proiteer-
ing and, the selfish maneuvering
for business advantage. We can
speed up the flow of ships, and mu-
nitions and planes without whicn
our army and navy cannot aveng-
the victims of prison camps in the
"Let us not forget for one
instant," concluded Sikes, "that
while we here at home complain,
strike, play politics as usual, ana
grab for everything in sight, help-
less and broken American boys
are dying of Jap 'brutalities, star-
vation and disease. I pray Goa
that we may find' the strength to
be worthy of the terrible sacrp-
fices, the men of Bataan and Cor-
regidor have made in our name."
A lot of men owe everything to
their wives, and tne wives get It
TUESDAY LAST DAY TO cover the entire family.
GET SPECIAL POLICIES Mr. Hannon states that since
the sale of policies started here
last month, a total of $315 has
Frank Hannon, local representa- been paid out in claims. To date
tive for the Provident Life and 90 policies are in effect, covering
Accident Insurance Co., which is-1 approximately 300 individuals.
sues the accident and sickness ---
policies in connection with the mu-
nicipal hospital, remind& the peo-
ple of Port St. Joe that Tuesday,
February 15, is the last day to se-
cure one of these policies under
the special waiver which does
away with the usual "waiting pe-
riod" clauses. In other words, a
policy bought *now becomes effec-
And remember, one policy can
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. Prayer meeting,
Bible study and choir, practice
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Advertising doesn't cost-It PAYS!
The eleri companies belog to
'Spray may be scarce this year. So
Don't wait till fly-time to order. Pro.
tect your needs by booking NOW.
Take out as you need it., See us for
SPurina Livestock Spray. Costs only
penny per cow per day.
*'AA Quality Spray
* Makes a quick kill
,* Won't blister hide
* Powerful repellent
* Won't taint milk
' Economical to use'
ST. JOE HARDWARE CO.
Phone 14 Port St. Joe
Drive a Car?
W HEN You were a kid, did
you always pester to "go
along" on every ride? And
now, do you get a kick out of
handling the wheel like a man?
Women w it h mechanical
ability are needed in the WAC
at. once. Other skills are need-
ed, too. And untrained women
can learn skills that will be
useful all their lives. 239 type
of Army jobs need Wacs to fill
0 Get full details at the. near-
est U. S. Army Recruiting Sta-
tion (your local postoffice will
give you the address). Or
write: The Adjutant General,
Room 4415, Munitions Build-
ing. Washington, D. C.
Cast YOUR Ballot
L. P. SUTTON
(Political Adv. Paid for by Supporters of L. P. Sutton)
L i-M W"imi
I AW R has helped destroy a lot of
America's old illusions. The idea that
all South Sea beauties look like Dorothy
Lomour.. The idea that afl Englishmen
wear monocles and all Russians whiskers.
The idea that all electric companies are
the exclusive property of a handful of
The efficient way in which huge
quantities of electricity ore being de-
livered to roaring war plants and quiet
homes-without rationing, at low pre-
war prices-hes given the folks on Main
Street a clearer understanding of their
personal interest in the electric light
and power companies.
Actyl, few if eny other industries
are so wiyI owned. Dhsely, by many
thousands of individual stockholders-
housewives, former, mechanics, factory
workers, teachers. indirectly, by the
millions of savings bank depositors and
insurance policyholders-which includes
almost every adult American.
Utility securities are popular invest-
ments with the banks, insurance com-
ponies and fraternal orders which hold
your savings in trust for you. Why? Be-
cause cheop, dependable electric service
is so bsick to your way of life. Because
this service is provided and protected by
experienced bushen mnwaement.,
Wh ver you. live in. America----n
Main Street, Park Avenue, or RD No. 1
-your money has helped to bwild the
electric industry d e heW empsW
stke in It.
a LIC SE AICE
THE STAR, PORT ST. J.OE, rpULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, lq44:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, PLORIDA PAGE THREE
Keep his America
IN THIS... as in every other emergency
... the people of America have rallied
behind the government to win the war.
Manpower, money, production lines are
all being devoted to the one great task.
This is true democracy at work ... the
same American system of free enterprise,
f, free business and free labor, that has
helped create the greatest nation in the
And after the war...what? New
problems, yes. But none that
our democracy cannot solve.
There have been new problems
to solve after every crisis, for three cen-
turies of American liie. The American
system of true democracy has success-
fully met them all. It can... and will...
do "it again;
Keep America American!
Look Amert cans! ins t heeginning of ne, the only roa to pros-
perity has been P-R-0-D-U-C-T-1-O-N and exchange of goods and services at a
profit-the American system of labor and business.
From it you have earned personal benefits-your home towns have enjoyed
increasing advantages-and your nation has become the richest on earth.
THE AMERICAN SYSTEM HAS CREATED THESE TANGIBLE THINGS FOR YOU:
,-the highest standard of living in the world: state and national, including the payment of
--the accumulation of personal savings and governmental debt;
worldly possessions--your schools, your high- And with it, you have the right to think, to
ways, your buildings--your life insurance, ak and t worship as you choose-rights
your home, your automobile; forbidden tb millions not living under the
r-money to pay the cost of government, local, free Amerian system.
Port St. Joe
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.THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, PLORIlDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. 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............. 65o
-.-( Telephone 51 }3s-
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do net 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 j Right or Wrong
'IT SURE AIN'T A SOFT WAR'
Until a couple of weeks ago, the Rapido.
river meant nothing to most Americans. Per-
haps a few knew it was in Italy; chances are
most of us never even heard of it. Now it's
a river we won't soon forget. It's red with
the life blood of American boys.
One news story from the Rapido front
said: "The boys fought until they did not
have a bullet to shoot." Another read: "One
unit was cut off and simply stayed, fighting
to the last man."
These are words we should remember when
asked to buy bonds and still more bonds. We
here at home aren't being asked to cross any
Rapido rivers-we are merely being asked to
buy bonds to keep the fighting men supplied
,wjth food and munitions of war.
"It sure ain't a soft war," our troops said
after the Rapido action.
Yet, with all the money in circulation in
Port St. Joe and the fact that we are falling
far short of our quota in the Fourth War
Loan Drive, it looks like as far as we're con-
cerned it is a "soft war."
POLITICS AS USUAL ON SOLDIER VOTE
While our soldiers, sailors and marines
risk their lives for a free America, our poli-
ticians up there in Washington continue with
their "politics as usual" line and are making
one heluva mess of the plan to provide for
the soldier vote. All of them get up on their
hind legs and shout that the millions of men
and women in the armed forces shall not
lose their suffrage, but when it comes to do-
ing something to safeguard this fundamental
right they can't arrive at a decision.
' The Democrats want one form of voting
for the soldiers, and the Republicans claim
that under such a plan every ballot cast would
be a vote to return Roosevelt for a fourth
(or is it fifth-we've lost track) term. Other
measures submitted are fought against by
various factions, and with the national elec-
tions only nine pponths away, it begins to look
as though our voters in the service will have
to pass up the chance to cast their ballots.
Looks like there's a good chance of General
Douglas MacArthur being "drafted" for pres-
idential timber. One thing sure, if he could
be persuaded to run for the presidency it
would be a landslide never before equaled in
these United States.
In looking over a map of the Pacific Ocean
while following the campaign in the Marshall
Islands we were struck by the size of that
body of water and can't understand how it
remained undiscovered for so many centuries.
Never come right out and call a man a
liar-it generally leads to a black eye. Be a
diplomat and say he's somewhat careless with
Best simile of the week: As impatient as
a man watching the dance of the seven veils.
Keep smiling-:-and buy War Bonds! .
YOUR WAR BONDS AND YOUR FUTURE
A considerable number of people here in
Port St. Joe are cashing in their War Bonds
in order to buy things they THINK they
need but in reality could do without for an-
other few years or perhaps permanently. The
trouble is they are making more money than
they ever made before and feel the urge to
buy things they never dreamed of owning
before they got into the higher wage bracket.
There's one little thing they overlook when
they cash in their bonds-these bonds will be
redeemed ten years hence by the govern-
ment; the taxpayers ARE the government;
the money to redeem the bonds must come
from the taxpayers; the taxpayer who buys
bonds now and holds them will have money
coming in when the bonds are redeemable,
but the taxpayer who cashes his bonds now
will be paying to redeem the bonds that have
been held by the foresighted taxpayer.
To put it a bit simpler, those who own
small amounts of bonds or none at all will
be bearing the tax burden several years from
now by repaying those who bought the bonds
today and who held them until they reached
There is bound to be a period of depres-
sion when this war ends. Perhaps it won't
show up 'for five or ten years, but it WILL
show up. When it does, the fellow who held
his bonds will be -able to weather the storm
fairly well, but the fellow who cashed his in
may' be hunting desperately for a job or may
even be- in the bread line.
So there you are. Repayment of the bonds
we can all buy today will be a burden on those
who, owning no bonds, will have to contribute
part of their income in
who do own bonds.
Think it over.
So now-we know what
It means, people earning
money than they ever h
sales of fur coats, diamc
ting an all-time high. M
ing than at any time in h
resorts, hotels, theaters a
flowing with patrons. M
women having their world
hours, or being handson
time. People being taugh
playing great patriotism
surplus income in bonds
to them for each $3 they
tional legislators "solving
with both eyes .glued to
Oh, yes, we have sacri
of gasoline; we put up
when we wanted beef o
are unable to buy more
would like to have. But
of people who, in later y
on this war period as th
prosperous days of their
At Pearl Haror tim
Roosevelt warned us abo
out war, with every one o
a ,rim picture of what t
in' this country. But now
about the only "all-out" I
the all-out effort of milli(
rich before it is over..
In the last war we ha
profiteers-in this war
people are getting a good
somehow seems terribly
lions of American boys ar
on earth to preserve ou
many at home should fit
gustingly pleasant and
r OPA has, 2700 lawyer
prices. In England the
has a total of 10 lawyers
We'll have to admit tl
ways has a good word fo
is down. ... .
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the future to those -
Doesn't seem to be much inter-
est being taken in the city, elec-
tion coming up next Tuesday. .
Should have been another candi-
WAR date or two in the field to make
it interesting. However, from bits
"total war" is like! I hear on the street it might turn
and spending more out to be a close race 'between
rave in their lives-- Sutton and Sharit.
ends and silver hit- My wife was in the Quality gro-
e- cery the other day and' was look-
ore pleasure travel- ing through her ration 'book. Sud-
iistory. Race tracks, denily she asked Myrtice Coody,
nd night clubs ovew- "Is 'T' good?" And Myrtice replied
millions of men and "Yes, if you have plenty of sugar
k week limited to 40 and *ice."
e k i o And' speaking of my wife. Last
ely paid or overweek she was entertaining several
t that they are dis- ladies. A collect telegram was'
by investing their brought to the house and all I had
which will return $4 was 16 cents. Not wanting to dlis-
invest. And our na- turb her, I took a dollar bill from
", w problenis other black .handbag. which" was"
wartime prb lying', on the hall table. About a
the ballot box. half four later I heard one of the
ificed a few gallons guests yelping that a dollar 'bill
with taking lamb was 'missing from, her bag. Was
n occasion, and we my face -red!
of the luxuries we Jack Frost's young son, J.ackiee,
of te luxuries we possessor of a toy submarine and;
there will be plenty a bomber, proudly announced the
'ears, will look back other day, "Daddy, I'm going to
ie easiest and most name. my submarine for you." And
Slaves. Jack said, "That's fine, son, be-
e, when President cause I'm usually under water."
Then Jackie added, "Yes, 'and -I'll-
ut this being an all- name the bomber for mother,
)f us in it, he painted 'cause she's usually, up in the air."
things .aight be like In conversation with Doc Nor-
V it is apparent that ton the other day, he was om-
phase f this war is plaining that a, lot of people dil.n't
phaseseem to think it necessary to pay
ons of people to get up their doctor like they do the
butcher, the baker and the gaso-
id a handful of war line-maker.. I've, always paid
60 per' cent of the my doctor's bill promptly on the
d profit -ut of it. It theory that I'd make myself such
a valuable patient that my doctor
\\ rmn, when mil- 'couldn't afford to let me die.
e going through hell Tobe Schneider is always wor.ry-
ir c:.untry, that so ing about something. Every, time
nd this': war so dis- I meet him, he's. got something on
arta his mind. No wonder he's gray and
profitable. Sparta bald before his time Person-
ally, I never worry. I merely quit
"1 thinking about things that worry
rs tb lielp regulate me and think about those that.
price administration 'Tis said that a good speaker al-
. ways opens and closes his s-peech
with a good joke, so P11 close this
hat a tombstone al- weeks column with one:
A proud parent, on meeting the
)r a fellow when he new first grade teacher, said: "I'm
very happy.. to, know...you, ..Miss
Dinglehoffer. I am the father of
.the twins you are going to have
At Prison Camp
Told By Speaker
(Continued; From Page 1)
some of the worst incidents of the
war happened' at the camp on
the Stanley, peninsula. He also told
of several: heroic l.gtre:, among'-
the prisoners, and, of their, courage
and self-sacrifice, dwelling on one
in particular Kate. Malley, ax
He told how, through all the
horrors, shone the light of Kate
Malley, how she cheered ana
served the suffering prisoners ana
later, ill' and starving herself, be-
came the victim of beri-beri.
"Kate Malley's last word as I
left Stanley prison was to ask the
people of America to do just one
thing," said Mr. Brown, "give a
dollar for a plane or fifty cents
for a ship-in the name of the
prisoners of Stanley. 'If we are
remembered to that extent we wilt
have -taken a step toward, victory,'
she told me," Brown concluded.
In addition to the talk by Wen-
zell Brown, an 'exhibit of flying
equipment was sent here from tMe
Apalachicola air field, together
with a chaplain and a color guard.
The various pieces of equipment
were auctioned, off, with W. S.
Smith -acting as auctioneer, ana
$2,100 worth of War Bonds sold
to swell the county's quota.
Money, taken in at the Iboxoffice
in admissions was turned over to
the Army and' Navy Relief Fune
by Manager Ben.,. iveps, who also
provided 'a feature picture for
those who cared to stay and see it.
NOT A SOCIALITE
One of the nursie.atthe St. Joe
municipal 'hospital~ asked- a new
patient, a husky lad, from up near
Wewehitclbka, whether. he had
brought any pajamas with him.
"Pajamas? What's them?"
"Night clothes," said the nurse.
"Did you bring any with you?"
"Heck, no," he replied, "I ain't
no social rounder. When night
comes I go to bed."
We've often wondered why some
babies don't have sleeping sicK-
Wood and fibre are being wted
in making sole leather for shoes
THE STAR, PORT ST. J.OE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA I
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944 -
, E Y 14 S
A new skirt is called "The Econ-
qmy." Once you see it, you'll
know where they got the idea of
calling it economy.
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
Of course everybody
gets SOME Vitamins.
lions of people do not
/ A pleasant, convenient
f-- Veconomical way to be
sure that you and your
1 % family do not lack essen-
tial B Complex Vitamin
is to take ONE-A-DAY brand
Vitamin B Complex tablets.'
An insufficient supply of B
VI Complex Vitamins causes In-.
digestion, Constipation, Nerv.-
: ousness, Sleeplessness, Crank-
iness, Lack of Appetite. There are
other causes for these conditions, but
why not guard against this one cause
by taking a ONE-A-DAY brand
tVitamin'B ComplexTablet everyday?
V Important Get your money's
worth, always compare potencies
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS METHODIST W. S. C. S. IN
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hill are an- BUSINESS MEETING MONDAY
nouncing the birth of a son, Feb- The Woman's Society for Chris-
ruary 4, at the municipal hospital. tian Service of the Methodist
Church met at theta church Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Haddock afternoon under the *adership of
announce the birth of a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Sharit. The meeting
February 10, at the municipal hos- was opened with song and a very
nital. inspiring Spiritual Life meditation
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Gostin
,of Wewahitchka arTe announcing
the birth of a son, Roibert Paul, on
February 4 at a Panama City hos-
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician's prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score
or more of exacting tests for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of
the ingredients your physician prescribes,
We use Merck Proscrption Chemicals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
HOW ABOUT YOUR
. Have you taken advantage of the new
Accident and Sickness Policy offered ONLY to the peo-
ple of Port St. Joe UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, which
covers HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT and SURGICAL
OPERATIONS? We can insure the
entire family from three months to 65 years of age.
NO QUESTIONS REGARDING HEALTH!
Benefits start immediately upon payment of premium.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS SEE
Frank and Dot's
PHONE 37 Office at St. Joe Motor Co.
POFT ST. JOE
SF I R S TB APTIS T CH U R C H
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
S R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 /
9:45-Sunday School for all.
S11:00-Morning Worship. 4
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30
Luncheon 12:00 to 2:00
Dinner 6:30 to 8:30
Talks At F. S. C. W.
iMrs. B. E. Kenney, council field
representative for camp and hos-
pital service of the American Red
Cross, gave. the convocation speech
at Florida State College for Wo-
men, Tallahassee, Tuesday, inaug-
urating the, Mortarl Board's drive
to furnish sun rooms at the Dale
Mabrey Field hospital. Col. Jack
Scott, in command of the hos-
pital, was also a speaker on taw
program. While at the colieg-,
Mrs. Kenney looked up all tn
girls from Port St. Joe attending
school there. She was accon-
panied on the trip by Mrs. S. L.
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15
given by Mrs. G. A. Patton.
During the business meeting ex-
cellent reports were given by ali
circles. Mrs'. J. L. Temple and
Mrs. B. H. Temple were elected to
the board of Christian education.
A very interesting report was
made by Mrs. R. W. Smith con-
cerning Red Cross work among
prisoners, and she was requested
to write a letter to the American
Red Cross in regard ,to supplying
soldiers, with Bibles.
Members were urged by the
president to report to the Red
Cross room on Thursdays and
The meeting was dismissed with
prayer by .Mrs. Ralph Swatts,.
Circle meetings will be held Feb-
ruary 14, the, Susie Peach Foster
Circle meeting witi Mrs. George
Adkins, the Mary Vick Mauk Cir-
cle with Mrs. M. I. Lupton, and
the Ruth Lawrence Circle with
Mrs. G. A. Patton. All members
are urged' to attend their respec-
tive circle meetings.
P.-T. A. TO MEET AT SCHOOL
The Parent-Teachers association
will meet next Thursday afte,-
noon, February 17, at 3:30 in the
high school auditorium. Speaker
for the occasion will be Noble
Stone. A musical program will be
presented 'by the kindergarten
class of Mrs. W. A. Waller. Re-
freshments will be in charge or
Mrs. Massey Ward.
Arrangements have been made
for the care of young, children
during the time of the meeting.
Mrs. T. E. Kenney of Frankfort,
Ky., arrived here Sunday to spend
the next two months with her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
B. E. Kenney.
Have you bought that extra bond?
for Good Food
65c to $1.25
February 13 14
PAT O'BRIEN and
RUTH WARRICK in
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
"ODE TO VICTORY"
Chapter 8 of Serial
"PRICE OF RENDOVA"
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16
AN OLD FAVORITE
culs ato Sea
GARY COOPER and
Cartoon "LOAN STRANGER'
February 17 18
The Ladies' Heartbeat
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
"MY UN''ORN SON"
FRANK D. UPCHURCH
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
vIta wii rrr Zumbr ~t~IxIV Ulf1 W~ n~11 ,tr________________
- -: .,OPPORTUNITY CALLS!---
Join the thousands of Floridians now supporting
Frank D. Upchurch's candidacy for governor. His
election will assure a united Florida, continued
progress, with new and greater opportunities for
* -FRANK D. UPCHURCH IS- -
A Real Floridian
A World War Veteran
Experienced in Government
He is fitted by education, training and background to
be a great governor of Florida.
"Professional politicians will not,4pay much attention to
Senator Upchurch BUT THE VOTERS WILL."-Red.lad
PoUucal adveswaTnt--Paid 1o yr ry Friedw .1 Frak D. Upcbuuh,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1944
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Chapter 14 of Serial
- FEATURE NO. 2-
A modern boomerang is dodging
a bill collector, at the front door
and meeting him going out th
FOR SUPERVISOR OF
This is to announce my candi-
dacy for re-election to the' office of
Supervisor of Registration of Gulf
County, subject to the Democratic
Primaries in May.
I have been honored with this
office for the past eight years,
and have tried to be fair and im-
partial to all in administering the
duties of the office, and assure
you that if you will re-elect me I
will be just as faithful in the fu-
ture as I have been in the past.
Owing to war conditions, I rrmay
not be, able to see every voter per-
sonally, but. I assure you that I
will be deeply grateful for each
voter's influecne and supports
C. G. RISH.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for renomination as your Repre-
sentative in the Legisalture from
Gulf County. Should you honor
me with renomination and elec-
tion, I promise to conduct the af-
fairs and responsibilities of the of-
fice for the benefit of all the peo-
ple. It shall be my obligation to
continue to work for the greater
progress and development of the
entire county. Having served you
in the past, I respectfully solicit
your continued vote and support
upon my past record. Thanking
you, I am,
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR."
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
To the Citizens of Port St. Joe:
I hereby solicit your full sup-
port in my candidacy for City
Commissioner. If I am elected on
February 15th, I assure you that, I
will honestly endeavor to make
you a worthwhile City Commis-
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of City
Commissioner of Port St. Joe, sub-
ject to the will of the voters at
the City Election February 15. If
returned to office, I promise to
carry on the affairs of the city in
the same manner as I have in the
past, always working for the ad-
vancement and betterment of the
community and for the best inter-
ests of the people. On my past
record I respectfully solicit the
vote and support of the electors of
Port St. Joe.
J. L. SHARIT
TH TR O-r. ST JQE GUFCUTPOIAIDY ERAY1,1
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
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,
FOR SALE--Practically new man's
bicycle; also 75 feet brand new
pre-war garden hose. Inquire The
'Star office. 2-25*
MAPLE BEDROOM SUITE FOR
SALE-3 pieces., $35; also new
ininer-spring mattress, $35. Phone
173, Port St. Joe. 1*
LOVE BIRDS FOR SALE Also
two cages. Mrs. Leroy Gainous,
Eighth Street. 2-18*
HOGS FOR SALE-Mostly brood
sows. See D. C. "Mike" Smith,
or phone 5,1. 1-28tf
PERMANENT WAVE, 59c! Do your
own Permanent with Charm-Kurl
Kit. Complete equipment, includ-
ing 40 curlers and shampoo. Easy
to do, absolutely harmless. Praised
by thousands including June Lang,
glamorous movie star. Money re-
fundled if not satisfied. Weeks Dry
Goods Store, Highland View. 2-18
FISH BAIT --Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the .Sheffield colored quarters.
LEGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds,
Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promissory Notes, and
Purchaser Agreements. We carry
a stock of these blank forms at
all times. The Star, Phone 51.
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. Joe on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 15th, 1944.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and, close at 7 o'clock P. M.
Eastern Standard War Time.
1-21 2-11 M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor, and Clerk.
If at any time to your knowledge
you have been charged above OPA Ceiling Price
for any item in my meat market, if you will
make your complaint to me, I will be glad to
make any necessary refund to correct any such
J. R. CHESTNUT
PMONE 136 PORT ST. JOE, LA.
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
BO HAVE 'YOU
OVER $600 PAID HERE IN
Davis, Otis Stalwwoth and C. W.
CEILING PRICE VIOLATIONS Washington.
(Continued from page 1)
ury were as follows.:
Highland View Mack Miller,
$34.60; L. E. ,pp Grocery, $108.88.
Warning issued to J. E. Pittman.
Port St. Joe-Kenney M.ercan-
tile Co., $121.04; Rendezvous Cafe,
$9; Nediley's Cafe, $17.25; J. R.
Chestnut Meat Market, $179.60;
Creech Brothers, $156,60. Warn-
ings for minor violations were lm-
sued to the Quality Grocery, Mc-
Coy's Groceries, and the Griffin
In the colored quarters warnings
were issued to I. W. Duren, Perry
Retailers were advised, of thb
rights of any consumer who ha
been overcharged to bring suit foi
three times, the amount of the
overcharge, or $50, whichever )b
greater, plus court costs and reA-
sonable attorney fees. It was ex-
plained that customers still' havt,
this right, despite' the voluntary
contributions on the part of the
dealer, according to the, provision,
of the Emergency Control Act.
WIN WAR BONDS
At the bond, drawing Thursday
night of last week, .the two lucky
winners of $100 bonds were C. N.
Hobbs and T. R. Ray.
Winners of $25 bonds at last
week's meeting of the Kiwanis
club were W. C. Roche and W. S.
ANOTHER CONTRACT LET
FOR GUNNERY SCHOOL
The Henderson, Black & Greene
Mill Co. of Troy, Ala., has been
awarded a contract in' the amount
of $92,559.63 for construction of
additional buildings and outside
utilities at the Apalachicola Flex-
ible Gunnery School.
Making enemies over politics is
one of the most foolish practices
Americans indulge in.
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YOUR VOTE FOL
J. 1. SHARIT
On February IS Will Be Your
Continued Good City
Mr. Sharit's record as Commissioner ahd Mayor
of our town has been outstanding, and all town maintenance and improve-
ments have been made at the lowest, possible cost to the citizens. Our
Centennial Building, Hard-Surface Roads and Hospital are outstanding ex-
amples of the. perseverance and capability of Mr.' Sharit to accomplish
worthwhile things'for the town in the face of great oddt and without adding
to the operating cost; of the town.
In looking ahead toward peace :and 'the girve
/ problems 'that will confront every community in conversion frontn the 'war
effort and the absorbing of oui returning fighters into everyday life,,it s
very evident 'that a jmian who has handled our past prQblems in .sch .-a
capable and efficient manner would be the logical choice to handle them
in the future. -
Cast Your Ballot for J. L. Sharit
for the Good of Your City
(Pa.id Political Advertisement By Friends of J. L. Sharit)
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THE STAR,, POom- ST. JPE, "GULF COUNTY, FLORIPA
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