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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
.(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
serving in the armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
Fonso Gilbert Receives
Citation As Divers Blast
Out Mena6e To Shipping
W. P. "Fonso" Gilbert, nephew
of Mrs. W. M. Howell andi well
known here where he worked, with
the Tate Stevedoring Company,
recently received a citation for
his, work with the 25th Special U.
S. Naval Construction Battalion
"Somewhere in the South Pacific."
The citation reads as follows:
Subject: Commendation of Gil-
bert, W. P., BM 1/c.
The subject named man in order
to hasten the job at Dock 8 and
at the Pontoon Dock at
showed exceptional zeal and abil-
ity. He worked tirelessly for pe-
riods considerably longer than
were required' of him, being often
on the job for 18 hours a day, and
assumed, responsibilities beyond
the call of duty. His leadership In
accomplishing the job in as short
amount of time as ,possible with
correct stowage, plus his practical
knowledge about methods of stow-
age, were invaluable in this oper-
*In telling of the job on which
Gilbert wasi employed, The Stevie
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1944
Baptists to Dedicate
Invitation Extended To Public To
Come and Take Part In
Next Sunday, December 3, will
be another outstanding day in the
life o'f the First Baptist Church
when its members, will dedicate
their recently-acquired Everett or-
The entire, morning worship
service will be given over to this
Console of New Orgar
event, at which time the pastor
Seabee, battalion paper, had this will preach the' dedicatory sermon
to say, in part: on the subject "Worship." The
"A sunken barge, and a coral young people's choir, under the
reef near this base had long been direction of Miss Erline McClellan,
shipping menaces. The navy de- will sing a special arrangement oz
sired these threats to navigation "All Hail the Power." Miss Fay
removed.. The 25th Battalion div- Morris will be the organist for this
ing crew was called upon to do service. t
the job. They did. 1 The congregation of Baptists
"The barge, a huge heavily tim- consider themselves very fortunate
bred wooden derelict, was the in being able to possess an instru-
first problem to be tackled by the men't like this, under present coLb-
diving,.ciew "wht' :l.-ne4 ded Chief ditions. It is'the: nly instrument.
B. L. Blankenship, Win. McArd'e, of its kind, in this. section, and the
W. P. Gilbert and E. D. Chase. church is, pardonably proud of it.
"Five charges of 300 sticks of The public is cordially invited to
dynamite were used to blast the attend' the dedicatory services.
barge. ., Once the, .charges were -- -
placed and the crew had gained the Sapp Elected Chairman of
proper distance from the, derelict Bap G c
for safety, the charges, were deto- Bay Gulf Scout District
natedi. A huge geyser of water and '
pieces of wreckage were thrown W. H. Sapp of Panama City wa%
several hundred feet in the all named chairman of the Bay-Gult
and could be seen for miles. How- Boy Scout district Saturday night
ever, it was found that due to some at the annual meeting held in, Pan-
fault in the detonator only two ama City. Among committee mem-
charges had gone off. Blankenship bears at large appointed; were W.
and his .men went down and A. Biggart and M. P. Tomlinson pt
placed new charges which this this city, and C. L. Morgan and
time completely removed the men- Dave Gaskin of Wewahitch'ka.
Among those introduced at the
"Hundreds of .fish were killed meeting was Rev. W..A. Daniel of
by the concussion. These were this city.
sent to the battalion refrigeration
unit where, after inspection by the SHARKS WIN
medical officer, it was hoped they Coach Frank Hannon failed to
would be found edible. We still bring in a story on last Friday's
don't know whether we'll have grid; game between the, St. Joe
fresh fish or not, but we're hop- Sharks and Carrabellei, played, at
SGT. MONROE DUNCAN
WRITES FROM FRANCE
Somewhere in France.
Nov. 10, 1944.
Dear Editor Bill-I had intended
writing much sooner, but I must
confess that time and conditions
do not allow. I have been receiv-
ing The Star regularly and I look
forward to receiving it with great
anticipation. It makes a fellow
feel good to know all at home are
doing well and that our country
is so strongly behind us. It is re-
markable to find such .patriotism
in such a small town as ours.
.1I also enjoy reading about my
comrades in arms .and I'm glad to
know that they're doing well. I am
sorry' to hear of those who paid
the supreme sacrifice, but it will
not have been in vain. Maybe I'll
have the good fortune of meeting
some of my other soldier "bud-
dies" in Berlin.
With the help of God this whole'
(Continued on page 4)
the neighboring town, but one or
the local players informed us yes-
terday that the Sharks took the
long end( of a 3,2 to 20 score.
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To Visit In Texas
Mrs. George Isensee, Mrs. Jim
Wilson andi daughter Martha, and
Mrs. Frank Merrem and son,
Frank, Jr., expect to leave Satur-
day for a visit of several weeks
with relatives and friends in Hou-
ston and Schulenburg, Texas.:
Greer's Return Home
(Mr. and Mrs. James Greer re-
turned home from Birmingham,'
Ala., Monday night, where Mi'.
Greer underwent a goiter opera-
tion, We: are glad to report she is
Visiting In Mobile
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism an'd
children left Sunday for Mobile for
a visit with Mrs. Chism's parents.
Write a letter today to that boy
of yours in the service.
To the People
of this Community
The best way to observe the
defeat of Hitler is to buy an extra
War Bond. In thousands upon
thousands of American homes to-
day there is
/ pride and sad-
ness. From these
men who dicd to
bring us this far
on the road to
over all our ene-
mies. It wil'
more toil, more
and greater individual War Bond
buying before we see Japan in
the ruins these barbarians of the
Pacific planned for us. H- .v
much more blood and tears de-
pends on every individual Amer-
ican war worker and bond buyer.
The Sixth War Loan symbol-
a bomb hurtling down on the
Rising Sun-can only come to
reality with your individual help.
Buy at least an extra $100 War
Bond above your normal payroll
savings. That's the least you can
do to back up your fighting men.
Election Called To Form
Soil Conservation District
The Star this week carries no-
tice of an election to be held De-
cember 12 for the purpose of de-
ciding whether or not a soil con-
servation district shall be formed
in the county.
Eligilbe voters will be persons
holding legal or equitable title to
lands within the county, since the
district will take in the entire
Polling places will be the city
hall in Port St. Ioe and the. city
hall in Wewahitchka. Polls will be
open from 12 noon to 6 p. m.
EDITOR EATS SQUIRREL;
HOPES TO HAVE VENISON
The editor thoroughly enjoyed
six choice squirrels last Friday,
brought in by Patty Lovett. We
had our mouth all set for a choice
deer steak promised by "Frenchy"
Guillory, but so far Frenchy hasn't
been able to out-think a deer.
Three other local nimrods have
also assured us of choice cuts of
venison, but they, too, seem to 'be
unable to get a buck in their
Are Mailed Out
Governor Holland Issues, Procla-
mation Urging People to
* Support Campaign
Seal Sale, Chairman Harry Saun-
diers and his assistants Monday
began mailing out the sheets oL
Christmasi Sealsi from the sale ot
which funds are raised annually
to carry on the work of the Na-
Special Stamp To Be Issued
On State's 100th, Anniversa3
Assurances have been received
from Washington that the postof
fice department will issue a spe-
cial commemorative stamp in
honor of the 100th anniversary ol
Florida's admissionto o the Union.
The editor of The Star sug-
gested editorially some time, back
aat iit such a stamp were to be
2 -"c) that the posto'ffice de.parl-
It. be, requested to use as the
iiateine the constitutional monu-
ment located in this city. Such a
request should be, placed in the
hand's of our congressional dele-
gaticn immediately, as work on
the stamp will start around the
first of the year.
More Photos of Port Inn
Fire To Be Available Soon
This is, positively the last call
for .photographs of the Port Inn
fire, as we're getting tired of or-
Four dozen of the photos have
already been disposed of and we
have two dozen more on the
griddle, of which 12 are. already
spoken for. They may be, obtained
at The Star office for 20c each.
To Become B-29 Co-Pilot
Lt. John Lane left Saturday
morning for Maxwell Field, Mont-
gomery, Ala., after a two-day visit
here with his parents, Mr. aneo
Mrs. J. D. Lane. He has been sta-
tioned at Hendricks 'Field, ne'ai
Sebring, and has been assigned as
a co-pilot on a B-29 at Maxwell.
Return From Visit In Tuscaloosa
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walters and
children returned, Saturday from
Tuscaloosa, Ala., where they vis-
ited for a week with relatives and
friends. They were accompanied
home by Nelson Walters for an ex-
tended visit. ,
Attend Football Game
Mr. and Mrs. George Wimberly
and daughter, Jan., attended the
football game between Gordon and
Milledgeville, last Thursday in
Milledgeville. Their son, S.ergeant
George, returned home with them
for the week-end.
Association and the
Gulf County Tuber-
The funds from
the sale of these
seals; are used to
finance the program
of tuberculosis edu-
cation and preven-
tion, so when you
-seals through the
mail, send in your contribution
immediately in the envelope pro-
vided for that purpose.
Association officials. announce
that "we should remember to pus
a Christmas. Seal on every letter
and package from now until Christ-
Governor Spessard Holland: this
week, in a proclamation issue
from Tallahassee, urges the sup-
port of the campaign which wilt
provide funds to aid in the protec-
tion of the people of Florida from
Owens Named Head of
At a meeting of the Mid-West
Florida Education Association held
last Friday in Panama City, Tom
Owens, Gulf county school super-
intendent, was elected as, presi-
dent of the organization. Merritt
Brown, Bay- county superintendent,
waste named, as vice-president, and
Mrs. Della Myers, secretary-treas-
Next meeting of the association
will be held in this city.
Rollins' Have Visitors
,Mr. and Mrs. J. E. I~ollins had'
as their guests Thursday of last
week Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Smith
and Mrs. Orris Ballard of Opp,
Have House Guests -- Ala., Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Eachern
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin had as Visiting Over Christmas and Travis .Hunter of Columbia;
their house, guests this week-end Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Presnell ana Ala., and Mr. Rollins' -brother, M.
their daughter, Dorothy, from F. children of Tampa are visiting F. Rollins of Blakley, Ga., who 're-
S. C. W. and the Misses Barbara Mrs. Presnell's parents, Mr. and mained over for a longer visit.
Booth, Virginia Hendry, Bette Mrs. L. R. Holliday. They will re- ----
Capps and' Claire Armstrong,. all main until after the: Christmas Evans' To Birmingham
of whom attend. F. S. C. W., and holidays. Roy Evans and family left Fri-
Lieut. Megidson from New Yor ---- ----- day for Birmingham, Ala., where
who is now stationed at Dale Move Here From Wewa Mrs. Evans and, baby will remain
Mabry Field in Tallahassee. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Collins have for some time while Roy will re-
---- ----- moved to this city from Wewa- port back to his base in Rhode Is-
Attend ,Memorial Service hitchka. Mrs. Collins is employed land,
Those from Wewahitchka at- as ticket agent at the Lee Coach -- -
tending the, O0. E. S. memorial ser- Lines bus depot. Mrs. Soule To Return H.ome
vice here Sunday were Mr. and ----- Mrs. Naomi Lanier left Monday
Mrs. J. A. Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Brothers Are VisItors morning for Ashland, Ore,, where
B. E. Parker; Mrs. Emma Stone, ,Sgt. Fred. Perry of Keisler Field, she has gone to accompany home
Mrs. Estelle .Griffin, Mrs. Harriett Miss.. 'and Corp. Roy Perry of Mrs. Horace Soule and son, Hoppyi
Rowell, Mrs. Florence Bush and Donaldsonville, Ga., are guests this who have been there for several
Mrs. Annie Avery. week of their brother. and family, months.
---- Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry. ----
Visit With Maddox' ---- --- Sister of Mrs. Lane Dies
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Handley and Returns To Duty Mrs. J. D. Lane was 'called to
son of Pensacola and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Birath, BM1/,c, left Tues- Mobile, Ala., early Tuesday morn-
q. Knowles of Wewahitchka vis- day to return to duty at Morgan ing by the death of he] sister.
it'ed here Monday evening with City, La.. after several days' fur- Mrs. Ellen Kirkland accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Madd'ox. Mrs. lough here with his wife and her.
Hand-ley will be remembered' as baby. ----- --
Miss Roxie Nichols. --- ----- Visiting In Blountstown
4-- Cadets Are Visitors Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller of Oak
Return To Home In Tampa Cadets, Charles Spence and Ed- Grove are visiting their son and
Mrs. Winiton Jones and son left ward Bartee from Milledgeville, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Oris Miller, in
Tuesday for their home in Tampa Ga., are spending the, Thanksgiv- Blountstown this week. While
after, a short visit here with Mrs. ing holidays here with Edward's there Mr. Miller will enjoy' hunt-
A. M. Jones. parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer. ing on a game reservek.
BUY and USE
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 '*-
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
STHE CHRISTMAS SEALS ARE NEEDED
Christmas Seal time is here again. This
heartwarming practice of buying cheery little
seals to help combat tuberculosis began just
40 years ago and has since become a world-
wide tradition. The Christmas Seals are sold
in 46 countries. This year, as usual, they have
made their appearance., -In a war-torn world
they are reassuring reminders that we live mn
a civilized world after all, and humanity hat
a streak' of goodness in it that will not be
put down. '
This year, as never before, the Christmas
Seals are needed. Tuberculosis is on the in-
crease. The steady progress of medical -sci-
enee in the treatment of the disease has not
been sufficient to stem the debilitating in-
roads of war. Our crowded war production
centers, overwork and nervous exhaustion
have been an open invitation to tuberculosis.
The great tragedy is that too many persons
don't realize it when the unwelcome guest has
found its way into their homes.
Yes, the Christmas Seal has new signifi-
cance this year. It is one means by whicn
all of us can take part in the fight against
the renewed threat of man's ancient enemy-
the white plague. So when you receive your
letter containing the Christmas Seals which
are now being mailed out by the Gulf County
Tuberculosis Association, send your check in
right ar-ay and be generous, for part o4
your contribution will remain right here in
Gulf county to carry on the fight.
A Swede walked into a saloon and asked
for a drink of squirrel whiskey. The bar-
tender said: "I haven't any squirrel whiskey
but I have some Old Crow." The Swede said:
"I don't want to fly, I yus wanted to yump
around a little."-Wichita (Kan.) Democrat.
No, Wilbur, you don't refer to pullman
porters as obstetricians, even if they do take
care of the berths.-The Miami Post.
Looks like it won't be long before the har-
ried map-makers will again have to revise
their maps of the world.
BIBLE READING MONTH
The period from Thanksgiving
until Christmas has, been desig-
nated' as. National Bible Reading
Month and the American Bible So-
clety will conduct a nationwide
campaign during this time to d!-
re.ct the attention to the "Book or
Books." Sunday, December 10o,
will be observed as. Universal
Bible Sundayr with special pro-
grams, arranged ,by all churches.
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
PsHEKR'^ Kills large round-
S worms, safe, eco-
nomical, easy to
j g administer.
ST. JOE HARDWARE CO.
Phone 30 Port St. Joe
I I Tr y Alk,-Sei
|Musea. Acid Indigestion. Pleasant.
prompt, effective. 30 and 60. i
M ih Vitamin potency at low coas-|
ONE-A-DAY Vitamin Tablets. A and
Smt~le.s n Nllo boorit. IJ
$6,139,650 in County-City Bonds
Prove Our Faith in South Florida's
Magnificent Future Growth
Because we are first and foremost a
Florida institution, dependent on Flor-
ida's growth and prosperity for our own
success, Florida National Group Banks
invest heavily in city and county bonds
that will finance public improvements
and assist in the sound development of
the counties, cities or road and school
districts that issue them.
South Florida's amazing progress is, in
part, due to the progressive viewpoint of
public officials and civic leaders who have
foreseen the needs of their communities
and have financed them with sound
Banks of the Florida National Group
have a total holding of $19,500,000 in
Florida city and county bonds, including
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK
& TRUST COMPANY
FLORIDA BANK & TRUST CO.
AT DAYTONA BEACH
FLORIDA BANK & TRUST CO.
AT WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA I
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK .AT
AT KEY WEST FLORIDA I
FLORIDA BANK A
$6,139,650 of South Florida bonds. These
bonds represent obligations of 13 South
Florida counties and a considerable num-
ber of their political subdivisions, such as
cities, towns and road and school districts.
Naturally, we bought these bonds
because we knew them to be an excellent
investment. But we were also actuated
by the fact that this investment would'
speed the growth and progress of the area
by providing improvements that would
make it more desirable from every stand<
point. We take great pride and satisfac-
tion in the realization that the money
we have spent for county-city bonds is
not only wisely invested, but also is
helping Florida's development.
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK
AT ST. PETERSBURG
K AT ORLANDO
FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK
FLORIDA NATIONAL BAN..
LAND FLORIDA BANK
>NAL BANN AT ST1A
S.. \,FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK
BANK A TM=IaGU M ..
Harold Powell, SC2/c, left Mon- after spending Sunday here with
day to returnI to draty at Mobile his wife.
ST. JOE'S NEWEST
OUR ENDEAVOR IS TO PLEASE.
OUR FOOD CANNOT BE EXCELLED.
ALL WE ASK IS A TRIAL.
We Boast of One of the Best Chefs
In West Florida
Our Prices Are In Line With Those of Our Competitors
PREPARE NOW FOR
Have your exposed water pipes checked now before
cold weather sets in. We can insure them
against freezing by providing proper insulation.
For All Types' of
PLUMBING, PIPEFTITING and
BOWEN AND CHRISTMAS
Phone 2-Gulf Hardware Company Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PO-RT ST.'JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRI DAY, EEBR1 91
FRIDAY DECEBER 1 1944THE SAR, POT ST.JOE, ULF CUNTYILO1AAGTHE
Write a letter today to that boy of yours in the service.
LOVELACE ELECTRICAL SHOP
Electric Motor Repair Service
Rewinding all types Motors and Generators. Specializing
in Automobile Generator and Starter Rebuilding.
We Deliver and Service Motors and Electrical Equipment
Within 60 Miles of Apalachicola
Let your troubles be our troubles. All work guaranteed.
Two miles west on Route 10. See sign or write Box 43,
APALACHICOLA, FLA. 12B*
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For Good Eats
Plate Lunch 50c
"The Best Coffee In Town"
THE FRIENDLY LUNCH
Mrs. A. J. Owens, Manager Phone 9123
Between A & P and Suwannee Stores
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
.-; _i- ,| ,
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE".
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
9:45--Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
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You can now secure
Lumber for maintenance
Most Materials Are Available
Loans Are Available For Repairs
Soderberg Lumber Co.
PHONE 69 J
PORT ST. JOE
WE DO MILL WORK AND BUILD BOATS
SURPRISE DINNER HONORS GIRL SCOUT LEADER IS P.-T. A. WILL ENJOY
A. D. LAWSON ON NATAL DAY SPEAKER AT P.-T. A. MEET CHRISTMAS PLAY
Mrs. A. D. Lawson honored her The Parent-Teachers Association The regular meeting of the Par-
husband, on, his. 64th birthday Mon- and girls of Girl Scout age were ent-Teachers Association( will tb
day evening with a surprise din- very fortunate in having Rev. B. 'held Thursday, December 14, at,
ner party. D. McDaniel, leader of the Girl 13:45 in the school auditorium. An
The living room and dining room I Scouts in Panama City, as speaker [ members are urged to attend.
where the guests assembled was !at the regular meeting of the. P.-T. I The elementary grades will pre-
attractively decorated with bowls A. held November 16 at the high sent a Christmas play, "Just Be-
of huge white chrysanthemums. school auditorium. I fore Christmas," under the diret-
The table was! laid with a lace Rev. McDaniel saw the Girl tion of Mrs. John Gasikin. Also at
cloth and was centered with a two- Scout movement in St. Joe get oft the meeting, to provide entertain-
tier birthday cake. to a good start. The girls havo ment will be the 'Teenettes, who
After the, honoree, was present, organized two troo-ps and. before will .sing Christmas carols.
with the many gifts the guests long the people of our city will see A
were invited to partake of a de- the good of the Scouts. GIRL SCOUTS TO MEET
licious, dinner, served buffet style, i The regular meeting of the Girl
consisting of baked spiced ham, Mrs. Bertie Williams of Panama Scouts will be held Tuesday after-
English peas, potato salad, candied City visited here Sunday with her noon, December 5, in the school
yams ,beets, pickled pears, cran- sister, Mrs. J. A. Connell. auditorium at 3:45. All Scouts ar
berry sauce, cucumber pickles, hot Mrs. L. C. Wise and children urged to be present, as it is ex-
rolls, pumpkin pie, cake, coffee .spent Thanksgiving with friends in pelted to have an interesting ana
and tea. Altha. helpful speaker.
The friends of long ago who were Mrs. Bessie Powell spent yester-
invited to share this. occasion were (lay in Panama City, the guest of Do I9 Yuavself -at Home
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, Mr. relatives and friends.
and Mrs. Nick Comforter, Mr. and I Bruce Upshaw of Birmingham t ..
Mrs. L. W. Owens, Mr. and Mrs. I arrived Sunday for a visit with his PERMANENT WAVE K11
c. G. Costin, Capt. and Mrs. Rob- father, W. M. Upshaw, and sister, ~ Completewitheurlers, o I ,fP
ert Tapper, Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Bar- Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon. It' easy to do and safe or every type of
hair. For amazing results-be sure to as",
tee, Mrs. Florrie Connell, Miss Sgt. Fred Perry, Corp. Roy Perry orcbarm-Kurl Over miallfonsolad.
Myrtice. Coody, Mr. and Mrs. C. and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry an.t Weeks Dry Goods Store. 1-19'
E. Boyer, andi Mr. and Mrs. E. L,. children left Friday for Donaldson"
Pridigeon and children, the latter ville, Ga., to attend a family re-
two couples, children and grand- union at the home of their father, SHINE YOUR SHOES!
children of the honoree. W. T. Perry. We have the largest stock
All expressed a most deligatfui Eugene Mills, with the Merchant e la c.
evening and wished Mr. Lawsomr Marine at New Orleans, spent Sat- of Shoe Polish in Port St.
many more birthdays in the future. urday here with his parents, Mr. Joe.... All makes! All col-
gr ^r and Mrs. Carlos Miles'. ors! .. Paste and Liquid.
EDWINA HOWELL OBSERVEb I
BIRTHDAY WITH PARTY Just about everything is being The LEADER
Mrs. W. H. Howell honored, her treated for termites except a SHOE SHOP
daughter, Edwina, on her twelftn a wooden head.
birthday with an oldcfathionet ---------, , ------ ----------. .
-'ttacky" party. When. the guests ar-
back yard where a big bonfire was
burning After playing various
games, a prize was awarded little
Miss Betty Otto Anderson for the
most outstanding costume.
The. 28 guests who had gathered
to Wish Ediwipa a liappy birthday
were invited) to the dining room
where the table was laid with a
lace cloth, centered with a birth-
day cake and candles. The hostess
then served open-face sandwiches,
punch, cake and candy.
Those attending voted it a most
MRS. WILSON ENTERTAINS
FOR SMALL DAUGHTER
Mrs. Jim Wilson entertained
with an informal open house last
Friday honoring her little daugn-
ter, Martha Irene, on her second
Guests who called were Mr.. and
Mrs. G. B. Wheeler and Boogan,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Keesce anI
Konrad', Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mer-
rem and Frank Jr., Mr. and'Mrs.
Fenny Schoeneman and Sandra,
Mr. and Mrs. George Isensee, Lt.
and Mrs. Wm. C. Lindner, Mrs.,
Perry Love, Mrs. John Gill, Mrs.
Hugh Wheelis and Dora.
'The hostess served birthday
cake and punch' to her callers.
Corp. and Mrs. t. D. Williams of
Harlingen., Texas, and Mrs. Tal-
mon Gainous of Petersburg, Va., .
are, guests this week of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Stricklandt '
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland and daugh-
ter Margie and Miss Betty Jo Lane
returned Friday; from Auburn, Ala.,
for a few days' visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Smith and
daughter Margie spent the week-
end in Thomasville, Ga.
Mrs. Chester Edwards returned
Friday from a, trip to Mobile, Ala.
Edwin Ramsey and Tom Thomp-
son attended the football game 1
Atlanta during the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sawyer of
Apalachicola were visitors here
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Davis spent
Friday in, Dothan, Ala., where Mr.
Davis has been receiving treatment
for mastoid infection.
Mrs.. Ellen Kirkland and daugh-
ter were dinner guests Sunday of!
Miss Velour Strauss, in Panama
A Martin Theatre -, -
Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2 WEDNESDAY, DEC. (
Chapter 3 of Serial
"Mystery of the
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THE STAR, P6RT ST. JO)E, GULF COUNTY, FLORiDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1944
THE STAR, PrU' ST. JOE; GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
* We are justly proud of our pre-
scription department and cordially
invite you to inspect it. Only regis-
tered pharmacists compound pre-
scriptions, and only the finest chem-
icals, pharmaceuticals, and biologi-
cals are used. Visit us and become
better acquainted with our service.
SWeo wn Mek PMrewcdpd C msdca s'
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
W HEN Functional Nervous
Disturbances such as Sleep.
lessness, Crankiness, Excitability,
Restlessness or Nervous Headache
interfere with your work or spot
your good times, take
Dr. Miles Nervine
(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets)"
Nervous Tension can make you
Wakeful, Jittery, Irritable. Ner-
vous Tension can cause Nervous
Headache and Nervous Indiges-
tion. In, times like these, we are
more likely than usual to become
overwrought and .nervous, and to
wish for a good sedative. Dr.
Miles Nervine is a good sedative
-mild but effective.
If you do not use Dr. Miles
Nervine you can't know what it
will do for you. It comes in
Liquid and Effervescent Tablet
form, both equally soothing to
tense and over-wrought nerves.
WHY DON'T YOU TRY IT.?
*Cet it at your drug store,
Effervescent tablets 35* and 75#,
Liquid 2* and $1.00. Read direc-
tions and use only as directed
With the Colors ,
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mess will be over soon and we
may all return to our families, I
homes and friends, knowing first
of all that our job here is through
and that it is a job well done.
Until a later date, best wishes.
Aside To Bill Montgomery
In, a recent letter to his, mother,
Thomas Duncan, now in Germany,
writes: "I notice in The Star
where Bill Montgomery sent some
Jap money and photos home, and
he also has a Jap gun. Well, if I
picked up every German rifle and
Mrs, Milton Paramore of Ash-
ford, Ala., is the guest this week
of her sister, Mrs. B. F. Daughtry.
It it comforting at times to be
in the company of a person who
knows nothing and keeps, it to
.Notice is hereby given that 1
will sell to the highest bidd.er for
cash, at the City Hall, on the 4thn
day of December at 10 o'clock a.
m., one -black sow marked smooth
crop and two splits right ear and
smooth crop split and undersquare
left ear; weight approximately 150 lth e
pounds. Owner may redeem same
before hour of sale by paying cost
JOHN J. "ROWAN,
Chief of Police,
it City of Port St. Joe..
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ON
CREATION OF SOIL CON-
December 12, 1944
After holding public hearing No-
vember 10, 1944, County Court
House, Wewahitchka, Gulf County,
Florida, and making special inves-
tigations, the State Soil Conserva-
tion Board has determined that
there is need in the interest of
the public health, safety, and wel-
fare fo.r the organization of a Soil
Conservation District which will
include all land's lying within the
boundaries of Gulf County, Florida.
In view of the above facts, ana
in compliance with the Florida
Soil Conservation Districts Act,
Chapter 582, a referendum will be
held in the above described terri-
tory to further determine the
wishes osf landowners therein on
the questions as stated.
Date of Referendum-December
Polls to Remain Open -12:00
Noon. to 6:00 P. M.
Polling Places WVe.wahitchka,
City Hall; Port St. Joe, City Hall.
Eligible voters will be persons
holding legal or equitable title to
landis lying within the boundaries
of the. territory described in this
A. P. SPENCER,
Administrator, State Soil
2t Conservation Board'.
STREET TAX DUE
Notice, is hereby given that street
taxes of $2.00 per head are now
due for all able-bodied male resi-
dents of the City of Port St. Joe
between the ages of 21 and 50
years. Please make payment to me
or at the City Hall before, Decem-
ber 10, 1944.
JOHN J. ROWAN,
11-24 12-8 Chief of Police.
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given.that pur-
suant- to Chapter 20953,i Laws of
Florida, Acts' of 1941, the under-
signed intends to register with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of GuIl
County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication of this no-
tice, the fictitious name. or trade
name under which he will be en-
gaged in business and in which
,.aid business is to be .carrie' on,
to-wit: THE FRIENDLY LUNCH,
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Fla.
12-15 S. A. Young, Owner.
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
IGH cost of living
THE low COST OF ELECTRICITY
Look at the cost of living-UP 25.4% since 1939.*
'Or would you rather not?
Then look at your bill for electric service this month.
Yes, folks, despite wartime increases in the cost of
living we are able to make a substantial rate reduction
.. as shown by your bill you get this month.
Take for example this bill which a newspaper editor
received. At the old rates he paid $5.12 for the use of
76 kilowatt-hours. With the new rates now in effect he
will pay $4.52 for the same amount of electric service
... a saying of 11.71% ... or 60 cents.
That is only part of the good news.. Two other rate
reductions are planned for the days soon after Victory.
In the past ten years this company has made rate reduc-
tions which amount to an accrued saving of more than
three million dollars to our customers.
Not only does your electric service cost less, but it is
the same dependable quality that you have become ac-
Lower than pre-war prices makes electric service the
"bright spot" of your family budget.
sum. U. L Buin of Loor Staioth
FLO IDA POWER.
pistol and pocketbook I couldn't The War Bond you buy may be
haul them around in a thousand HIS ticket home! APARTMENTS FOR RENT
box cars. So you can ask Editor APARTMENT FOR RENT-Three
Bill to print this to Bill Montgom- CLASSI ED ADS rooms, furnished; lights, and
ery: If he wants some souvenirs, CLASSIFIED ADS terincluded; $30 month. See
to stop by France and pick him ... .. a .
up a few." RATES-One cent pei word for one inser FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25C
f tion (count initials and figures as single at The Star office. -t
words); mininumi charge 25 cents. Addi-
Another Shoulder Patch tiounl ;nsertions of same ad take lower WANTED TO BUY
rate To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
We are indebted to Sgt. Thomas must be paid for at time of first insertion. WANTED--Small electric heater.
Duncan for a shoulder patch of ORSALCall at The Star office. tf
the Armored Forces (Tank De- AGENTS WANTED
stroyer Battalion) for our growing LADIES' *BICYCLE FOR SALE-
collection. He sent it from France. Pre-war, with new tires and MAN OR WOMAN for Rawleigh
collection. He sent it fom ran tues; $35. See R. B. McIlnay, Route of 1500 families. Write, to-
Thanks. sergeant. 2nd house from corner 16th Street day. Rawleigh's, Dept. FAL-1991SA
I and Monument Avenue. 1* Memphis, Tenn. 1*
ADDRESSES j REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
David Maddox, S 2/c, Qm. Draf HOUSE FOR SALE-Four rooms MISCELLANEOUS
11-15, USNTC, Bainbridge, Mc. i and bath on two 50x170-ft. lots,
Walter M. Kirby, PhM 3/c, USN, 'corner First St. and Long Ave.; FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
USN Hospital, Navy 128dc/o Flee,. $2,250. Write C. J. Sullivan, Florala that are guaranteed to get the
USN Hospit al, Navy 128 c/o Fleeif. ia., or see W. C. Roche, Port St. fish for you. See Eddie Beverly.
Postoffice, San Francisco, Calif Joe. 1 ** In the Sheffield colored quarters.