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(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
tervlng ,in thf armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.) R p ibilit f
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Capt. Geo. Tapper Parents Stressed
On Many Missions At P.T.A Meeting
Returns Home for Rest After 12 Prof. Biggart Guest Speaker At
Months Flying In European First Study Group Meeting On
Theater of War First Study Group Meeting On
Theater of War 'The Adolescent Child'
Captain George Tapper returned
home early last Friday morning Prof. W. A. Biggart was guest
on a. twenty-day furlough for a speaker at the first meeting of the
well-earned rest after 12 months study on "The Adolescent Child"
with the Army Air Forces in the sponsored by the Parent-Teacher
African and European theaters of Association. He gave a most in-
war. From here he will go to Ml- teres'ting and informative talk on
ami for a rest period,. "Parental Responsibility for Train-
George had been holding out on ing of the Child."
us folks here. at home. As far as .A child' is born a mere savage,
we all knew he was only a lieu- with no training and no responsi-
tenant, and here he comes barging ability, Mr. Biggart pointed, out,
In with a captains bars on his adding, "There are two possible
shoulders. Seems that even Capt. roads for him or her to follow:
and Mrs. Robert Tapper didn't one, a potential muniderer, good
know of the promotion for some for nothing; second, a potential
time, even though George's letters Washington, Lincoln or Roosavelt.
home' had "Capt.' on the return The road he takes depends on his
address. Took them some time to parents.
notice it. Incidentally, in addition "The training of a child begins
to the North African Middle at home. We speak of delinquent
East ribbon w i th three stars, children. We have no delinquent
American theatre ribbon and Good children, we have delinquent par-
Conduct ribbon, George has. some ents. The training of a child be-
other ribbons (he don't wear any fore school will govern the child's
of 'em) and Ye Ed, knowing how actions throughout life. He bases
he feels about such things, prom- his, attitude about the world in
Ised not to mention them, even general on the taiaining he receives
though we have an official record' at home. Then the first stage of
of them from the 'U. S. Army Air training- takes place at home. Ibe-
Forces. fore the child becomes of school
Captain George, who flew. a B-25 age.
from Salerno, Italy to La Guardiia "The second stage of training
-Field; -New York; on.his.trip back takes place between, the first and
to the States, has 55 missions to sixth grades. Here thbe"hild .con-
his credit, having been on bomb- tacts his fellowman on a large
ing raids, from North Africa to', scale for the first time. He must
Pantelleria and Lampedusa, is- make. adjustments and learn to
lands in the Medditerraenan, andi live with people. His training in
after their fall started working on this' period is most important.
Sicily, Corsica. and Italy. His was "The ,third stage takes place
the first bombing group to be sta- from the sixth throulih the tenth
tioned in Italy, and. from the Ital- :grades. This is an age of disbelief
Ian air fields bombed cities, in Al- with the child, and he needs much
bania, Greece, Yugoslavia, Rou- guidance. They are irresponsible
mania and Bulgaria, .and one raid' and believe in nothing they can't
into Germany when his, squadron check on thoroughly. After this
bombed Munich. Stage the child once again reaches
His plane was named "The Ma a reasoning age, and home train-
dam of Port St. Joe," in honor of. ing takes place once more."
his mother; whom his dad calls iMr'. Biggart then stated three
"The Madam," and painted on the things he believed should be
side in addition to the usual flight taught the. child througlTout child-
marks and planes' credited, was; hood.. These were: '(1) Responsi-
the picture of an old, bent, gray- ability. Teach the child the respon-
haired woman., sibilities of life; don't let him out
George was, in on the first raid on his own without this' knowledge
on Rome and his' last mission be- of responsibility. (2) Courtesy to
fore returning home was to take old- and young alike; respect for
part in the bombing of the gone- others, for property and for them-
stary at Cassino which was being selves. (3) Duty. To parents; to
used by German forces as an ob- country; to church;: to them-
servation post. He stated, that had selves.
the monestary been bombed to (Continued on page 6)
begin with, at least a thousand
American lives would have been Beachhe
Captain Tapper, while having
lost a bit of weight in his year of
service overseas, looks to be in.
tine shape, but evidently in need
of some rest. His pride is his cap "
which he wore on every mission.
It is somewhat frayed and' worn
but still serviceable.
During his stay in the Med.iter-
Tanean area he ran across Billy
Coody, Charles Pridgeon and Fred
Huff, the latter being in Liberia.
George said, that he got The
Star. quite regularly, though some- .
times they would come in bunches '
and.at other times one week's is-
sue would be ahead 'of the next to
arrive. But regardless of how they
arrived, he said he enjoyed all of --
r ) ITALY---Captured in the saval
Ens." Carl Soderberg Visits are going aboard a big U3 S. landing
ns< Oarl Sodberg, who is sta- of war camp. Latest German attic
(-ettainued on page 2)
Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1944 NUMB-R 28
How to Mark Your Ballot In Favor
Redistricting Gulf County
Special election for the approval or rejection of a plan or plans
to redistrict the County Commissioners Districts of Gulf Coulnty,
Florida, urfder the provisions of Chapter 22305, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1943.
APRIL 18, 1944
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
Make a cross mark in t"e C after the word "YES" or "NO" in
answer to Question No. 1 with reference to redistricting. Also
make a cross mark in the D in Question No. 2, after whichever
of the plans for redistricting that you approve
QUESTION-NO. 1. Shall the County Commissioners Districts
of Gulf County, Florida, be redistricted in accordance with
either of the two plans submitted! under Question 2 hereof:
QUESTION NO. 2.. ORIGINAL or PLAN NO. 1-1 favor
the original or Plan No. 1 as filed with the Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, on the
22nd day of. February, 1944. [J
ALTERNATE or PLAN NO. 2-1 favor the alternate
or Plan No. 2 as filed with the. Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida, on the 7th day of |
April, 1944. |X|
(Cut this ballot out and carry it with you to the polls)
Excess Funds Will Be Used For
Purchase' of Therapy Machine;
Mayor Issues Proclamation;
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, in charge
of the cancer control drive, in Gulf
county, announces that at a meet-
ing of the executive board held
monday it. was decided to retain
all funds collected in excess, of the
Gulf county quota for the purchase
of a deep therapy machine for use
in cancer control in the municipal
As announced in The- Star two
weeks ago, April has been desig-
nated as Cancer Control Month
throughout the nation, and in con-
foiinity with this, Mayor J. L.
Sharit has issued; the following
"Whereas, The month of April
has been designated by an aft of
(Continued on page 5)
had Nazis Taken For a Ride
.- ;.^ ., .i *^^ ^^
ge fighting on the Anzio-Nettuno beachhead, the
g craft, entering by the gaping bow gates, to be
eempts ,to wipe out the beachhead met with 'no
Voters Urged to Study -Ballot Very
Carefully and to Vote for
Plan No. Two
The voters of Gulf county will go
to the polls, next Tuesday to cast
their ballots for or against the
proposition to nedis'trict the conlity
into more equitably divided com -
missioners' districts, based on pop-
ulation, thus giving every part of
the county due representation o.
the governing body.
Two plans will be found on the
ballot. The original plan, sub-
mitted by residents of the south
portion of the county, is labeled
Plan.No. 1. This was presented to
the' board of commissioners in or-
der that an election might be
The law provides that other re-
districting plans may be submitted
and residents of the north end of
the county worked out a plan of
the way they thought the new dis*
tricts should 'be laid' out. This plan
varied but slightly from the first
plan, and so delegations from each
section of the county got together
and worked out a compromise re-
districting plan, each side giving
and taking a little. 4
This is, "Plan No. 2" on the bal-
lot and is the one voters are asked
to mark. But-and nere I~'-a im-
portant point to remember when
voting-in order that the county
be redist,'icted, voters must also
vote "Yes" on Question No. 1 on
the ballot, which authorizes the
county commissioners to redistrict
ator's Story of Soldier's the county.
al At Palm Beaph Is -So remember these two import-
nitigated Falsehood' ant points when casting your bal-
lot: Vote "Yes" uon Question No.
1 and. mark an "X", in the square
owing story carried by, provided opposite "Plan No. .2"
Press, quoting from a in "Question No. 2."
which Senator Claude ____
nt to President, Roose- Marvin Freeman Injured
a copy of a telegram M. 0. Freeman, former chief of
ard G. Ball, president of police here, now employed' on the
e Paper Company, sent Panama City police force, wrecked
Pepper, are self-explan- his car Sunday night near Tyn-
are printed without dal' Field when it skidded& on the
by The Star: wet pavement and left the road.
rGTON, April 8 (UP)- Mr. Freeman sustained a split rib,
oosaud Pepperasbeen(D),a., scalp wounds and, a bady bruised
ate an army order c'os- leg. He is recuperating at the
am General Hospital at Freeman boarding house.
h to see whether an or- -__
ave been influenced by Moves ToOcala
cial tntenest of profit." Moves To .Ocala
m hospital, formerly the Mrs. Marie Rolberts of Panama
inued on page 6) I City, a former resident of this
city, was here Tuesday on a visit
Ito her sister, Mrs. M. 0. Freeman.
... She left Wednesday for Ocala
whee ,sibe will make her home.
S .Undergoes Appendectomy
Scary Agnes Culpepper under-
went an operation for appendici-
C, tis Tuesday at the municipal hog-
pital, and at last reports, was re-
S cuperating nicely.
Attending Woman's Club Meet
Mrs. George McLawhon left on
Monday for Tampa to attend the
convention of the Florida Federa-
tion of Women's Clubs. She ex-
pects to return today.
Former Theater Manager Visits
Roy Williams, former manager
of the Port theater, now in charge
I of a theater,'in WinteT. Haven, was
ese German soldiers a. visitor in town last Friday.
shipped to a prisoner ----
better success than Write a, letter today to that boy
of yours in the service.
St. Joe Paper Co,
Retract Army Tale
Paid Political Advertising
And place a business man
and real dirt farmer in
Congress to handle your
NOT A PROMSIER
BUT A DOER!
It is time for a change of
affairs in Washington!
EL ECT ----
IS THE INCREASE IN
THE MANY THOU-
SANDS WHO VOLUN-
TARILY PLEDGE SUP-
Because belief in the
MAN has inspired faith
in his PROGRAM.
Political Adv. Pald for by
i endsof ,r. D phu-ch
<< With the Colors'
(Continued from page 1)
tioned at the U. S. Naval Air
Training Center at Corpus, Christi,
Texas, stopped' over for a brief
visit here last week on an emer-
gency leave to visit his grand,
mother at Jacksonville, who was
Robert L. Smith has been pro-
moted, from coxswain to Bosun's
Mate second class. His address is
now Robt. L. Smith, BM'2/c, U. S.
Navy, 10th Div., USS Alabama,
c/o Fleet Postoffice, San Fran-
Charles J. Stevens, S 1/c, Bar-
racks 4, NAiS, New Orleans, La.
Dan J. Brooks Jr., Co. Z, Sec.
13 2, USM.STS, St. Petersburg,
Pfc. W. A. Montgomery, H & S
Btry., Pack Howitzer Bn., .Fourth
Marines Reinforced, c/o Fleet
Postoffice, San Francisco, Calif.
Pvt. F. E. Childers, 4783096, Hq.
Co., IRTC, Camp Robinson, Ark.
John Williams, S 2/c, Naval
Frontier Base, Morehead City, N.
Joe J. Lilenfeld, EM l/c, Sub.
Div. 142, c/o Fleet Postoffice, San
The editor has cuts of Eugene
Knode' and Bert Hull on hand, but
no information on them. We had
intended, using the picture, of Eu-
gene this week, but had to forego
it. Incidentally, we want pictures
of all the boys. Bring 'em in,
DINE and DANCE
R B. (Babe) DOU LSS
Continue. to profit from the
services of a public servant
of proven ability, experi-
ence, integrity and a desire
to be of service to the pub-
lic and his fellow citizens.
His decisions have been
based upon evidence and he
will continue to follow that
(Political advertisement paid for
by friends of Mr, Douglass)
a highly interesting account of
the efficiency and careful super-
vision under which the patients
are advanced from their various
stages of convalescence to final
dismissal from the hVos-pital. Great
emphasis is placed on- proper and
adequate recreation, he said. The
program was supplemented, by the
showing of slide films (taken1 at
the post) by Lieut. L. C. gwing
of the physical training depart-
ment, who also gave a thorough
and absorbing lecture as the
showing of the films progressed.
Glenn Boyles andI Jimmy Wil-
liams failed to answer the bell
caster morning, and consequently
missed out on the group singing,
Jimmy said he just couldn't hear
the alarm, while Glenn explained
that he. had "a frog in his throat"
and, was afraid that he wouldn't
sing so good. Very lame, we'd say,
but everyone said that the singing
was probably better, anyway. Ki-
wanians are gratified, at the large
attendance. The services were
very fine and; our hats' are off to
the Misses Josephine Grims.ey,
Maejorie Kirkland and Erline Mc-
Clellan for the beautiful singing.
Rev. 0. D. Langs'ton conducted
the program and, rendered' the in-
vocation. Rev. R. F. Hallford de-
livered, the Easter message. Ro-
tarian Nobie SBtone joined in the
On.e hundred per cent attend-
of the Four
A Fifth Freed.m
"Freedom to work, to save, to
keep what oneptdueesi t6 risk
i[ it for a profit, and to'live- free
-7 'life under a free' goveri.mteit;"
* State Rights White Supremacy-
* Elimination of An Efficient and
Federal Dictators Economical Government
S- reprise, Free Labor Post War Planning
An Early and Victorious,Peace
2vly Platform is Recorded in. Every Cv... .
" ,1:-,GOVERNOR ELECT. MLLARD CALDWELL
G OV ERNOR
z or our next Governor, i'lorida should.
have the best qualified man' in the race.
Our next Governor will have to handle
the problems of the 3yar and the post-
war era. 'I .. ems will be many and difficult.
Inquire into the character, ability and experience of the can-
didates for Governor. Study their records ... then select and sup-
port the man you find best qualified.
Millard Caldwell is recognized to be calm, level-headed, en-
ergetic and sincere; a man of sound business ability and'tested
statesmanship. His record proves his capability and qualifications.
FOR GOVERNOR ELECT MILLARD CALDWELL -.-. .. ..- FOR GOVERNOR ELECT.MILLARD,CALdWELL ".
KIWANIS NEWS anrce is still the April program and allfords IRetbrkh Om t'exas
Sheriff Byrd Parker being attend- Rev. and Mrs. R. F. Hallford re-
Col. Charles Pigford,' post sur- ance chairman, we might get an turned early last Friday morning
geon at Tyndall Field, was guest ordinance or .sump'n passed agin' after a several weeks' visit in
speaker at the meeting of the Ki- non-attenders and tell Byrd to go Amarillo, Texas, where Rev. Hall-
wanis Club last week. Colonel Pig- get 'em. We're, gonna make, it or ford. conducted, a revival for Rev.
ford stated that a program de- bust!. J. W. Sisemore, former Baptist
signed to speed up the recovery -pastor here. Mr. Hallford states
of patients at the hospital and re- G. I. University that he met up with all kinds' of
turn them to active duty more The Ar.medi Forces Institute, weather while in the Lone Star
quickly and, in better condition which conducts correspondence State-snow, rain, dust and heat..
was rapidly taking shape. One of courses for over 100,000 soldiers, "
the main objects of the program is is known to its G. I. students as There seems to be basis for be-
to get the men backk on the job" "Foxhole University." living that saving money for a
before their training experience __ rainy day often precipitates a
goes, stale. Colonel Pigford gave Advertising doesn't cost-It PAYS! flood.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 1!4, 1944
FRIAY API 14 94T1SAPR T OGL ONY LRD AETfE
E. P. MARTIN
Subject to the Democratic Primary
Practiced law for 28 years. Served
three sessions in the State Legis-
lature, is a real friend to all man-
kind. Will make you a good At-
VOTE FOR HIM AND ASK YOUR
FRIENDS TO VOTE FOR HIM
STRETCH .HOG FEED
IHIIIIlmllllilinfllllm illli ui liuill ffMHllllUmiiin fIIllul
Processed Foods-Blue A8 thru
K8 (Book 4) now valid at 10 points
each, for use with tokens. Good
Meats and Fats-Red A8 thru
M8 (Book 4) now valid at 10 points
each, for use with tokens. Good
Sugar-iSugar stamps 30 and 31
(Book 4) good for five, pounds
Canning Sugar-Sugar stamp 40
good for 5 pounds of canning su-
gar until Feb. 28, 1945. Apply to
local board for supplemental ra-
Shoes-Stamp 18 (Book 1) ex-
pires April 30. Airplane stamp 1
(Book 3) valid indefinitely. An-
other shoe stamp will become
valid May 1.
,Gasoline-A-9 coupons now valid
in Florida east of Apalachicola
Rivsr. A-11 coupons valid, west of
river; expire June 21.
Now that our Red Cross chapter
has gone over the top with such a
fine over-quota margin, I person-
ally wish to thank those who were
so kind. as to assist me-in' the
speaking program at the theater.
Horace Soule, T. R. L. Carter, E.
Clay Lewis, Mrs. Basil E. Kenney
and Floyd Hunt each did the sub-
ject assigned to them full justice.
Through Mrs. Kenney's talk -I
have received two new volunteer
knitters; anyone, else. wishing to
knit a sweater for our boys in the
service can contact me any time.
I always have time to help them
if they need help, or teach them
if they do not know how to knit.
Manager Ben Rivers of the Port
theater gave his full co-operation
sks Second Full Term in the
United States Senate
LOOK WHAT COMING
TO THE PORT!
"Broadiway Rhythm," "Miracle
of Morgan's Creek," "Thousands
Cheer," Crazy House," "Standing
Room Only," "Hostages," "Chip
Off the Old Block," "Rationing",
"A Guy Named Joe," "Gung Ho,"
"The Sullivans," "Jane Eyre" and
the year's greatest show subject,
"With the Marines at Tarawa."
and assisted wonderfully by tak-
ing up a collection after each talk,
which helped swel' our quota.
Please accept my deep apprecia-
tion and thanks.
Madaleine E. Whitaker,
Chairman of Publicity,
Gulf County. Chapter,
American Red Cross.
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
l"osU ., Craniness, RX-ftami
N q oBI *to a d Nosr"
dgeutiaai' Tablets U a-d
.Liquid 2S and $1.00. ed dl
toun and e only directed.
SSINGLE r. Miles Antld
A Pain Pill ofen relieve
daet, Muscular Pais
2i F'aettonal Monthly
Pales-iS tfr 25C 12S
IV tM. Got them at
dnru tore. Bad directionS
and UB only as dr6teted.
* Don't waste feed ont wormy- h
AA Chek-R-Pigtab costs the equivalent'
Sof only 4 pounds of feed, and may,
mnean a saving of 140 pounds of
S.for each hog markeCtd. .. --"
ST. JOE HARDWARE CO. .
Phone 14 Port St. Joe
A B 0 METHOD
A Alka-Seltzer, start takin'it
at once to relieve the Dull,
Aching Head, and the Stle,
B:5.Be careful, avoid drafts and
sudden changes in tempera-
ture. Rest preferably ia,
bed. Keep warm, eat semi-
; by,drink plenty of water or
fruit juices. Be sure to get
C Comfort your SoreBsspy
Throat, if caused by the cold,
by gargling with Alka-Selt-
zer. If fever develops, e
symptoms become ,.0e0
acute call your doctor
'ALKA-SELTZER is a pain ?Ore-
Tieiing, alkalizing tablet, ples-at
to take and unusually effective in
Take it for Headache, Mascular
Pains and for Indlgestion, Gas a
Stomach, when caused by excess
*t your drug store-Lar
ackage W, Small package -
by the glass at soda fquittaur. -
* He has worked hard to
serve Florida with credit.
* He worked to prepare us to
defend ourselves against
the war which he saw was
* He has made good by ajy
fair rule of estimate ...
* Because of seniority he will
be better able to serve
Florida in the next six
* He will help write the
Peace as a ranking mem-
ber of the Frelgn elA- .
tions Committer- .,
* As a member of the Senate
Post War Plafning Com-
mittee, he will help in
winning the feace.
* The first Job ahead Is-
WIN THE WAR.
* The second job ahead Is-
WIN THE PEACE.
* He will continue his effortA
for our Couptry.
(This PA pUaf l*e by friends
Ot Claude Pep w ho Mw tflt
eate" s an eaft vkicty and a
'RWE WERE going to make a survey.
1000 interviews. Then we had a
"Why bother alM those busy
people? Probably not more than
one of them would know the answer,
because it's something they take for
granted Let's just print it here
and save a lot of time!"
So here's the question: "What's
the smallest item and BIGGEST
bargain in' most family budgets?"
And here's the answer in one
Look at the last item in these re-
cent cost-of-living figures from the
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (re-
printed at right). Considering how
many household jobs electricity
does daily, that's a rather startling
Then remember that electricity is
family gets about twice as mucl
electricity for its money as it did 15
years ago and you'll realize that
there's no bigger bargain today I
(Of course, if you already knew,
all this, you're pretty smart. In fact,'
you're that one in a thousand I)'
DON'T WASTE ELECTRICITY JUST
BECAUSE IT ISN'T RATIONED?
(Wartine, E 0
nre of ",oritie se U. $.
FUEL AND .t 1.7
HOUSFUISI 4 .7
E-ICrg Nos* '.
still sold at low pre-war prices -
remember that the average U. S
III-1-:IlIIr.. PUBLIC SEA VICE
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Only I in 1000 would know I
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THIE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF C COUNTY, FLORIDA'
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1944
TrH STmR. .S."L-r F
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
-.- Telephone 51 p-
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 auch 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 S Right or Wrong
LEGISLATIVE VETERANS ARE NEEDED
* Tallahassee, home of the biennial sessions
of the Florida legislature, will watch this
year's elections with keen interest because
many of the men we have come to know so
well and favorably have opposition in their
bids for re-election. Tallahasseeans know the
importance of seniority in the legislature,
and they know how vital it is that men of
sound judgment make the laws for this great
Veterans are important in the legislature
because they usually draw the top assign-
merits .as committee chairmen, and the fresh-
men members look to the veterans, in whom
they have confidence, for sound counsel and
Some of the veterans of 1943 and prior
sessions have voluntarily withdrawn because
of military service or for other reasons. Some
.By fHE OTHER FELLOW
I listened to Parkhill Mays rake,
Bob Sikes -over the coals on tnfl
street the other day and; when he
got through he turned his loud-
speakeir over to Claude Rish and
C. P. Paul, candidates for the job
of county supervisor of registra-
tion. They both spoke to the as-
semblage,, and I regret that Mrs.
Madaleine Whitaker, also a candi-
date for registrar, could not have'
of the others who carried so much of the load
of work in enacting the laws of the past two
sessions that effectuated Governor Holland's
excellent program for the state are opposed
There are opponents against such outstand-
ing leaders as Clay Lewis of Gulf, former
speaker; L. C. Leedy of Orange, Mabry Carl
ton of Duval, Harry McDonald of Hillsbor-
ough, John Bollinger of Palm Beach, Tom
Dowda of Putnam and Joe Scales of Taylor.
We do not claim to know the qualifications
of the opponents of these men, but we can
speak with cerainty of the splendid leader-
ship qualities of the men seeking re-election.
Bill Leedy, for instance. His colleagues love
him for his forthright attitude and admire
him for his keen abiilty to weed out the good
proposals from the bad, quickly kill .the bad
and help guide the good to passage..
Leedy can say "no" to an unsound idea as
firmly as a banker declining a loan of uncer-
tain security. He is just as positive when he
believes a project is for the good of the state.
In past sessions Bill Leedy was an outstand-
ing leader among those who worked for con-
Clay Lewis is another of those fellows who
think in terms of what will help his state and
his county. Like Leedy, Lewis has served in
many sessions, and he and Leedy certainly
will draw important committee chairmanships
in 1945 so that their abilities may be used
To this editorial of the Tallahassee paper
the editor of The Star can add little, except
to say to the voters of Gulf county that, for
the good not only of our county, but our
state, Clay Lewis should be returned as our
representative in the forthcoming May 2
been present to join in the fun.
While eating over at the Top
one evening last week the wait-
relss failed .. I .ring. me.. a pat of
butter.. When,' I started, to yelp
about the omission, a young fel-
low in' the next booth rose up and
passed over a quarter-pound stick
of the dairy product and told me
to help myself. Being overwhelmed
by this offering of a product more
precious than gold, I started chat-
ting with him and, found that his
name was Jack Nathey and that
he and his sidekick, George Ken-
dall, were regular drivers of a
produce truck from Pensacola to
Apalachicola and that they not
only, had brought their own but-
ter into the cafe, but some de-
licious sausage. Ah, me, us poor
pointless people should, start driv-
ing produce trucks.
And shortly afterward I bumped
Into a Corporail Dick Wilke froni
San Antonio, Texas, who is sta-
tioned at the Apalachicola Air
Base and when I told him I had
been in the Lone Star state he be-
gan extolling its virtues and, on
the side grousing because he was
marooned at Apalachicola, couldn't
get a promotion an d probably
never would see any real action.
Youth, impetuous', grousing youth!
Uncle Sam is catching up with
the married men around here. I
don't know all of 'em, but I do
Government of, by and for the People
1. Win the war and peace. Restore State rights, and local self
2. Equ'able and just taxation. No additional tax. Economy.
3. Expand and develop Florida's industrial and all natural
4. Cheaper automobile license tags.
5. Justice and equality for Industry and Labor-understanding.
6. Homestead and other aid for all war veterans,
7. Definitely $40 per month pension for aged. Cut red tape.
Definitely match Federal funds for the blind and dependent
8. Raise salaries of school teachers. Health advancement. A
9.. Carry out recommendations Florida Continuing Educational
10. Build roads. Develop commercial aviation. Develop the
A TRUE AND TRIED SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE
WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE AND FOUND NOT WANTING
THE EMERGENCY IS TOO GRAVE FOR EXPERIMENT
LEX GREEN IS QUALIFIED, EXPE--TENCED AND WORTHY
TO SERVE AS GOVERNOR
He Has Kept the Faith and He Will Keep Faith With You
Paid Politioal Advertltlng
know that John' BIount, Ferrell 'Al-
len and. W. T. Simpson are onil the
list. Don't know what Postmaster
Drake is ,going to do when. his two
handymen go into the service. He
will probably have to pitch in and
do a little work.
Let's all turn out and' vote for
the county redistricting plan next
Tuesday, for it will mean equal
representation on the board of
county commissioners for this end
of the county. Read. carefully the
instructions on' page one of this
issue of The Star.
This generation should erect a
marble shaft in Washington and
inscribe thereon an apology to
succeeding generations' for spend-
ing their money.
KEEP ONW* *
WITH WAR BONDS
** * * *_ *
FOR SUPERVISOR OF
To the Voters of Gulf County:
I announce myself as a candi-
date for the office of Supervisor of
Registration of Gulf County, sub-
ject to the Democratic primaries
Your vote and support will be
C. P. PAUL
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.
0. E. HOBBS,
: 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 may
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 support,
C. G. RISH.
FOR SUPERVISOR OF
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of Supervisor of
Registration of Gulf County, sub-
ject to the will of the voters.at the
May 2 primary. I am the widow of
a World War I veteran and will
appreciate your vote and support.
Madaleine McCarty Whitaker
DISTRICT 5 PORT ST.,JOE
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of member of the
Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County from District 5, Port
St. Joe, subject to the will of the
voters at the May 2 primary, and
I will appreciate the vote and sup-
port of all electors. The only
promise I make is that, if elected,
I will work to the best of my
ability to serve the interests not
only of the' residents of my dis-
trict, but the people of the county.
as a whole.
T. D. "Doc" WHITFIELD
Fellow Citizens I hereby an-
nounce my candidacy for the of-
fice of State Representative and
wish to again express my humble
appreciation for the fine vote yuu
gave me two years ago.
If you elect me Representative
of Gulf County, I shall be true to
the high responsibility the office
'entails, namely: To serve the best
interests of my county without
fear or favor from any source,
ever keeping in mind the creed
of our fathers "A government of
the people, for the people, by the
people, with equal rights .to all
and special privileges to none.'
Your vote and support will be
Yours for a Greater Gulf County,
C. C. WILSON
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.
,CARL R. GRAY
Am new on active -daty with the Navy; however, if
elected, I can definitely serve you as your State
Senator. I know your needs and those of the return-
Sing.service men. Elect me as your
SERVICEABLE, SERVICEMAN SENATOR
Sand 'you Will be right. 4-21
...." '.. "Paid PRotiteal. ertisfin
COMING IN PERSON
To the PORT THEATRE
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
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APAiAl, #P'L 14, 1044'
FRIAY API 4 94TESAPR T OGL ONY LRD AEFV
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25c
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ........ .40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St.
Griffin Grocery Building
75 and $.ooo
(With y6ur old cord)
THERMOS BOTTLES $1.69
CLOCKS $1.65 to $16.50
DICKLORICULE for Moths
35V and 60
UNFITTED and FITTED
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
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EVERY BODY WELCOME!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 4
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 1944
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
"WHY THIS CHURCH NEEDS A REVIVAL."
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
"GOD'S MERCY TO SINNERS."
F OR YOUR
Consider the merits and records of all the
candidates and SUPPORT THE ONE YOU FIND
BEST QUALIFIED. '
Florida needs for its next governor the
best man in the race. With your vote you will 1
be hiring a man to handle the most responsible
job in Florida. Don't lose sight of this fact.
Millard Caldwell has the ability, character,
temperament and experience to be an outstand-
ing Governor of Florida. His record proves it!
MRS. HOLLIDAY OBSERVES
N IN'ETIETH 'BRitTRDAVY
Last Friday afternoon from 3 to
5 o'clock Mrs. E. A. Holiday very
graciously received her many
*friends in the hall of the Baptist
church, the occasion being the
observance of her 90th birthday.
A large birthday cake bearing
the figures "1854 1944" made a
beautiful centerpiece on the lace-
covered table, and spring flowers
were, used in profusion, giving
color and an air of festivity to
Mrs. W. H. Howell and Mrs.
Clarence Pridgeon assisted Mrs.
L. R. Holliday in serving the re-
P.-T. A. WILL ELECT
AT NEXT MEETING
Election of Parent-Teacher As-
sociation officers for next year
wi'l be held at the regular meet-
ing of the organization April 20
at 3:30 p. mni. in the highly school
auditorium. At that time the nomi-
natinig committee will announce.
the nominees to be: voted on.
Miss Willodine Lowery, a mem-
ber of this year's graduating class,
will give the, devotional. The nome
economics class, under the direc-
tion of Mrs-. Eula Pridgeon, will
present a play,, followed by a
fashion show.' These same stu-
dents will serve refreshments in
the home economics 'oodm.
PRESIDES AT DeMOLAY
Luther Fuller Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Fuller, formerly of this
city, now hof Hattiesiburg, Miss.,
was in charge of inningn" cere-
monies at a formal DeMolay dance
recently at Hattiesbuig when Miss
Marty Turner was selected, as the
sweetheart of ,the Hattiesiburg
chapter, Order of the DeMoilay.'
Luther is' the master councillor
of the. DeMolay chapter.
The w.:,i'klies council of the
Methodist Sunday school met Mon-
day evening' at the home of Mrs.
0. D. Langston, with superinten-
dent Glenn Boyles presiding.
At this time plans were laid for
the church school rally day to be
held Sunday, April 23, and all
teachers and' vworlkers of the Sun-
day school were assigned their
duties on the program.'
It was, also recommended at the
meeting that m6re equipment be
purchased for the Sunday school,
which matter will be 'taken care
of by a committee made up of Mrs.
W. H. Howell and Mrs. J. A. Wil-
At the close of the meeting, de-
lilciou ref"ieshments were served
to those present by, the hostess.
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTS
In order that students can take
part in school government a stu-
dent council has been organized
in the St. Joe school and the fol-
lowing officers elected: Tommy
Kelley, president; Alfred Rhames,
vicesp'esident; Elouise Scheffer,
FORMER TEACHER WED
Fred C. Johnson of Las Vegas,
Nev., announces, the marriage of
his daughter, Geneva, to Lieut.
Collins Hill Land' on Wednesday,
March 1, at Las' Vegas. Lieutenant
Land was a former teacher in the
Port St. Joe schools, leaving here
BAPTIST CIRCLE MEETINGS
The Baptist circles' meet Mon-
day, April 17 at 3 p. m. as follows:
circle No. 1 with Mrs. P. B. Fair-
ley; Circle No. 2 with Mrs. B F.
Daughtry; Circle No. 3 with Mrs.
W. L. Durant.
Services every Suniday evening'
at 7:30 o'clock.
days at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meeting,,
Blbde study and choir, practice
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
When you are real hungry it
doesn't take much -to make you
happy-just something to eat.
A Martin Theatre
AUNT SALLIE MONTGOMERY I MRS HELM HOSTESS TO0
Mr HONORED ON BIRTHDAY MARY VIC MAUK CIRCLE
Aunt Salli'- Montgomery was the Mrs. Herbert Helm was hostess
honor guest Sunday, At a 'surprise i Monday to the Mary Vic Mauk
birthday party .at- her home ten- Circle of the Methodist W. S. C. S.
dered by heir. children in observ- The meeting was a success, the
ance of her 79th birthday, ten members present enjoying the
A sumptuous birthday dinner very interesting Bible study con-
was brought by the guests, the ducted by Mrs. Roy Gibson, the
feature being a two-tier birthday theme of which was "The De-
cake. The honoree was the recipi- velopment of Character Through
ent of many lovely gifts andi the Suffering." The 90th Psalm was
congratulations of all. read by Mrs. J. L. Sharit and the
Present were Tom Montgomery, program closed with prayer by
Mr. and Mrs,. Asa Montgomery Mrs. R. A. Costin.
and son Jimmy, Mr. and, Mrs. D. During tfe social' hour following
M. Lewis and daughters, Frances the meeting, delicious sandwiches,
and Patsy, Mr. andi Mrs. Ge rge cake and tea were served by the
Montgomery and childie'n, Robert, hostess to those present.
Ann andi Edward, all of this, city; Mrs. Ed(win Ramsey has invited
Mrs. Joe Thompson and son, Bob- the circle to her home for the
bie Joe, of Apalachicola; Mrs.. W. next meeting, April 24.
H. Childis and daughters, Ramona A *
and Margie Nell, of Panama City; METHODIST CHURCH
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Parker and Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
sons, B. E. Jr.. andi tIenry, and 9:45 a. m.-Church school
Jimmy Black, of Wewahitchka. 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
METHODIST WORKERS 6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
COUNCIL IN MEETING 7:30 p.m.-Evening worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M:
SATURDAY APRIL 15 TUESDAY, APRIL 18
SATURDAY APRIL 15 TUESDAY, APRIL 18
S Chapter 4 of Serial
Chapter 8 of Serial "THE PHANTOM"
"Masked Marvel" ^A..
411olliticl Ativ., I fi, yfi f y1 eil, eq(INV iiIlar adell)
CANCER CONTROL CfRIVE
(Continued From Page 1)
congress of the United States of
America as Cancer Control month;
"Whereas, A proclamation has
been issued, iby the president of
the United Statesand by the gov-
ernor of the. state of Florida desig-
nating the month of April as Can-
cer Control Month;
"Now therefore, I, J. L. Sharit,
by virtue of authority vested in me
as mayor of the city of Port St.
Joe, do hereby proclaim the month
of April as Cancer Control Month
and earnestly urge the citizens, of
Port St. Joe to co-operate with
those responsible for the cancer
control program in this area to the
fullest extent possible."
Commanders. of the Gulf County
Chapter for Cancer Control are
Mrs. Sam Britt of Wewahitchka
and Mrs,. B. C. Gaillard of Port
St. Joe. The executive board is
composed of Dr. Thos. Meriwether
and Prof. Kennington of Wewa-
hitchka, and Dr. A. L. Ward, Dr.
J. R. Norton, Prof. W. A. Biggart,
Mrs. Roert Tapbper andl Mrs. C.
G. Costin of Port St. Joe.
If you are fond of living, don't
ask a soldier on furlough from the
Italian bakttlefront, "Well, how do
you like sunny Italy?"
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Coming to the,
Fay gain'ter. Marsho' Hunt Elln Raiips
FRIDAY, ARRIL 14, lb44
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG SIX TH TR 'ITS.J UFCUTFOIAFIAARL1,14
Another advantage of peacetime
is that one can then complain of
poor service and get results in-
stead of horse laughs.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
RENT, SALE OR LEASE Five-
room bungalow 4 miles oat on
Apalachicola highway. See C. H.
FOR SALE-Three houses, on 10th
Street; two 5-room, one 4-room.
For further information inquire of
Mrs. Sanders C'hitty, phdoe 66.
FARM FOR RENT-20-acre truck
farm, 57 bearing pear trees; on
Highway Six, 11 miles from Port
St. Joe. See J. C. Efurd. 4-7*
ROOMS FOR RENT
FOR RENT-Large furnished bed-
room or apartment. Next door
to Hurlibut's on 8th St. 4-14*
FOR RENT-Furnished room, ad-
joining bath; private entrance.
See S. E. Boyles at Costin's De-
partment Store. 3-31tt
PERMANENT WAVE, 59c! Do your
own Permanent with Charm-Kur:
Kit. Complete equipment, includ-
ing 40 curlers and shampoo. Easy
to do, absolutely harmless. Praised
by thousands including Fay McKen,
zie, glamorous movie star. Money
refunded if not satisfied. Weeks'
Dry Goods Store. 4-21*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters.
Notice is, hereby given that I
will sell to thee highest bidder, fon
cash, the following described hogs
now held, in the Municiptl Pound
on the 17th day of April, 1944, at
11:00 A. M.
One male hog approximately six
months old, weight approximately
thirty pounds, marked under bit
left ear crop and .under square
right ear; color, .black and white.
One female gilt approximately
eight weeks old, approximate
weight ten pounds, unmarked;
black and white.
Witness my hand this. 12th day
JOHN J. ROWAN,
,Chief of Police.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
To Whom It May Concern: No-
tice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, pursuant to the "Fic-
titious Name 'Statute, House Bill
No. 1175, Chap. No. 20953, Laws of
Fiorida, 1941, will register wita
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, In
and for Gulf County, Florida, upon
receipt of proof of publication or
this notice, the factitious name,
to-wit: Chestnut's Grocery and
Market, under .which I am engaged
in business at Port St. Joe, Fla.
That the party interested in sam
business enterprise is as follows:
J. R. CHESTNUT.
Dated, at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Fla., March. 24, 1944 3-24 4-21
ST. JOE PAPER CO. HEAD
ASKS PEPPER RETRACT
(Continued from page 1)
luxurious Breakers Hotel, is now
housing 1000 sick and wounded
soldiers, Pepper said, and "tbe
man in the street cannot escape
the, feeling that the. hospital is be-
ing given up because some con-
sider it too good foir wounded sol-
He said "the former owners-
headed by Edward. G. Ball, brother
o'f Mrs. Alfred I. duPont and di-
rector of duPont Florida interests
-have threatened suit against the
government 'if any patientt at
Ream hospital gets more, than
three feet of the concrete walks
around the hospital ground s'."
Declaring that there is "deep
feeling that the war department
has been Influenced either by
present ,management, the corpora-
tion which owns the hotel or 'by
a mistaken policy of economy,"
Pepper urged the president to sus-
pend the closing order pending an
Thp justice department. he said,
has "data about the whole matter.'"
Copy of the telegram sent to
Senator Pepper on April 8 by Mr.
Ball in reply to the above state-
ments credited to the senator,
I have just seen the United
Press report of your wire. to Pres-
ident Roosevelt where yotu are
quoted as having said. "the former
owners-headed by Edward G.
Ball, brother of Mrs. Alf.red I du-
Pont and director of duPont Flor-
ida interests have threatened
suit against the government. 'if
any patient at Ream hospital gets
more than three feet off the con-
crete walks around the hospital
Insofar as -your reference to me
individually or as director of the
Alfred I. duPont interests is con-
cerned, I wish to say it is an un-
mitigated falsehood, without basis
In fact or honest imagination.
If you are the man that I used
to think you were, you will pub-
licly retract this. falsehood de-
signed to prejudice not only the
wounded. soldiers but the public
generally against the activities of
Howerver..if you are only a poli-
tician seeking to secure, votes
through creating prejudice by
false and; malicious statements,
you will not retract the. statement.
For yopr information, T happen
to be a veteran of World War I.,
and neither the organization with
which I am connected or I per-
sonally have ever taken any ac-
tion, which could be considered in
any way as causing inconvenience
to a wounded soldier or any other
In ad edition, we have not asked
the war dLenartmeift for return of
the Breakers Hotel as we have
never had any Interest therein.
Ed-ward G. Ball. President
St.. Joe -Paper Company.
RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS
-Mr. Biggart ended his talk with
the plea for parents, to please ac-
cept their responsibility in train-
ing the child foin a worthwhile citi-
zen, pointing out that our children
are our most valuable natural re-
source and' should be treated as.
Send The Star to a friend.
'Two hours after the ill-fated destroyer Hammann was sunk, her
skipper, Comdr. Arnold Ellsworth True, was rescued from the water
and found to be supporting two enlisted men. He himself was so
exhausted that he did not realize both men were dead. Comdr. True,
who was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal ,
for heroism, typifies the spirit of our men in arms.
KENNEY MERCANTILE CO.
GROCERIES MEATS DRY GOODS
PHONE 136 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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PEACE! PROGRESS! PROSPERITY!
In his speeches...
Judge J. Ollie EDMUNDS
PEACE can never be preserved at h
or abroad as long as racial, sectional
class strife are encouraged by ambit
and scheming men in their efforts to
PROGRESS can never be made as Ion
this country is under the rule of bur
crats who not only are able to take a
;our individual freedom but by ed
rules and regulations control the agri
ture, business and industry of the.nat
PROSPERITY can never be maintain
long as our taxes and the money loa
to the government by patriotic citi:
to finance our country to victory is b(
thrown away in extravagant and wast
expenditures by a majority of the in
than 2,000 federal boards, bureaus
,commissions now in existence.
JUDGE J. OLLIE EDMUNDS
serve Florida and the nation as our S(
Itor by fighting to curb the power of p
|ical masters and helping to end fed
:-waste and extravagance-and he will
iit with a true dignity and diplomacy
C"will win him the respect and cooper
'of his colleagues in the Senate.
drives home these points:
zens HEAR JUDGE EDMUNDS
being FRIDAY NIGHT
eful APRIL 14 6:15 P. M.
SOMETHING to think about!
There are today 3,300,000
persons on the federal pay-
roll-some 60,000 -of them
Federal employees, espe-
cially those holding non-
civil service jobs form a
powerful political group
*which in many cases hold
the balance of power in
elections a dangerous
weapon in the hands of
political masters seeking
FLORIDA WILL BE PROUD TO HAVE ITS VOICE HEARD THROUGH Candidate for the office of...
JUDGE J. OLLIE EDMUNDS UNITED STATES SENATOR
(POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT, PAID FOR BY FRIENDS 9F.J, OLLIE EDMUNDS),I
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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1944J