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VOLUME VIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 NUMBER 15
Tom Kelly Home On Leave
Thomas Kelly, S 2/c, who is sta-
tioned at Palatka, is home on leave
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Sgt. Rowan Home On Furlough
S/Sgt. F. M. Rowan is home from
California on furlough and is vis-
iting his parents and friends.
Pervis Howell Home On Visit
Pervis Howell, with the mer-
chant marine, connected with the
Waterman Line at Mobile, arrived
home Monday from New York,
where his ship made port.
Bill Tapper Home On Visit
Capt. William Tapper arrived
Monday for a visit with his: par-.
ents, Capt. and Mrs. R. Tapper.
J. C. Evans In India
Mrs. J. C.. Evans -has received
word from her son, J. C. Evans Jr.,
that he is now somewhere in India
and that it is real summer time
Home After 'Boot' Training
In Past Hundred
Old St. Joseph Took An Active
Part In Development; Was
Almost State's Capital
,At the end of a century of state-
hood Florida looks back with sat-
isfaction on anr amazing degree of
progress and ,expansion, the re-
search division of the Florida State
Chamber of Commerce declared in
a Recent review.
When Florida was purchased
from Spain in 1821 at an average
price of 14 cents an acre. there
were only an estimated. 4,560 white
persons in the territory. The short
24-year territorial period saw many
adversities: the enormous task of
building roads, homes and towns
and of clearing the land, the In-
dian menace, yellow fever, a rui.n-
Burley E. Parker, S2/c, and ous freeze, and the competition of
James E. Black, S 2/c, of Wewn- [ the newer western, lands.
bhitchka, were visitors in this city It was during this period, in
Monday. They are stationed for 1838, that the constitutional con-
the present at Great Lakes, III., vention was held .in old St. Joseph
where they have, just completed i and the state's first organic law
the-ir. "boot" training. drawn up. The monument in front
of the Centennial Building marks
ADDRESSES the location of this convention. At
James C. Evans, S 1/c, 557-10-66, that time, too, there was, a strong
Armed'Guard, S.S Edward Richard- movement on foot to make St.
san. c/o Fleet Postoffice, New movement on foot to make St.
York, N. Y. Joseph the capital of the state.
Ens. Carl A. Soderberg Jr. 414327 In 184,2 the seven-year $40,000,-
V T 97, c/oFleet Postoffice, New 000 Seminole War was declared at
Pvt. F E. Childers, 34783096, an end. Subsequently Florida ex-
OCC 132, Fort Sill, Okla. perienced the boom. which had
Pfc. R: L. Creamer, 34784466, swept the whole nation, accom-
Pftry, D. 566th AAA-AW Bn., AJPO
205. c/o Postmaster, New York. panied by land. schemes and elab-
H. L.. Trawick, MoMM?,/c 837-28- orate plans for 'canals, railroads-
31. NTS Group 125, Gen. Del., and banks. In fact, the second
Bldg. 4102, Newport, R. I.
Bldg. 4102, Nwport, railroad in the nation and the first
P.-T. A TO MEET JANUARY. 18 in Florida was. built by residents of
The regular meeting of the Par- St. Joseph and extended from this
ent-Teachers Association will be city to lola, a distance of eight
held Thursday, January 18, in the miles. To complete the cycle, hard
school auditorium at 3:45 p. m. times followed and, the territory
The program promises to be very sought to improve its condition by
interesting. Miss Enid Matheson admission into the Union.
will be guest speaker, taking as (Continued on Page 4)
her subject "Sound Health In ----- -----
Building for Tomorrow's World." Sharks In 20-11
Mrs. Robert Tapper will conduct
the devotional. Why not W inO er W ewa
start the new year off right by l
coming to, P.-T. A."?
-- ---- Local Cage Team To Play Tyndall
Return Here To Make Home Emergency Rescue Boat Squad-
Mrs. J. F. Pitts and daughterr, ron Outfit Here Tonight
who have been living in Tampa for
,several months past, have returned The. St. Joe Sharks opened the
to make this city their home again basketball season Tuesday night
with Mrs. Pitts' parents, Mr. and at the Centennial Auditorium by
Mrs. Anderson Davis. defeating Wewahitchka high 20 to
'- 11 in a slow but hard-fought game.
Return To Savannah The St. Joe boys showed need of
Mr. and, Mrs. Frank Hi'l and much practice, as their shooting
daughter left Saturday for their and passing, was often inaccurate.
'home in Savannah, Ga., after a Alfred Rha.mes, a veteran of two
'week's visit here with Mr. and i years, was high point man for the
Mrs. S. B. Shuford. Sharks with eight points. He will
----------- leave next Wednesday to join the
Cpl. Ethridge Visits j navy and his game tonight will be
Cpl. William Ethridge of' Colum-, his last, .on the local floor. High
bus, Ga., visited over the week-end! point man for Wewahitchka was
with his cousin, Youal Wages, and Barfield with five .points.
Mrs. Wages.. I The local boys showed, up well
------ on defense, as they held Wewa to
Local Postal PROCLAMATION
Receipts Reach bercleois The
Receipts lReach Whereas, The Gulf County Tu-
... lberculois and, Health Association,
I through the co-operation of the U.
All -Tine Hl fh S. PublicHealth Service and the
'.11' 1 UlLC1111 Florida State Board of Health, has
made available for the citizens of
Port St. Joe the services of a port-
Business of Port St. Joe Post- 'able X-ray unit for finding tuber-
culosis among industrial workers
office Alnost Doubled In and citizens of this community, and
Past Five Years Whereas, Within' the past year
ast v ears there have been two deaths in Gulf
_I county from tuberculosis out of S42
in the state of Florida; and
Postal receipts (stamp sales) of t whereas, During time of war
the Port St. Joe postoffice reached there is an increase in tuberculosis
an all-time high in 1944, according thereby causing loss. of effort in
to figures, released by Postmaster promotion of the war, it is the pa-
to figures release triotic duty of every citizen to b-
H. A. Drake yesterday. X-rayed,
Receipts for 1944 were $20,014.90, j Now therefore, I, J. L. Sharit,
an increase of $2,737.26 over the mayor of the city of Port St. Joe,
do urge every citizen to make avail-
year 1943, and practically double able to himself the services of said
the business of five. years ago X-ray unit which will be in Port
when sales amounted to $11,995.41. St. Joe January 15 to 24.
Receipts for the December qiual- J. L. SHABRIT, Mayor.
ter just ended were $5,956.31, as IIII IIIIIIllIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIll IIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
compared to $4,859,52 in the same!
period of 1943. Chest X-Ravs for
'Ches X-Rys for
Growth of postal receipts is one
of the surest indications of the
growth of any community, and
while figures of the local office
are not exactly, phenoanienal, they
indicate that Port St. Joe is re-
alizing a steady growth, not of the
overnight mushroom variety, but a
growth that augurs, well for the
future of the community.
In starting the new year, and in
order to give better and quicker'
service, Postmaster Drake has this
to say: "On account of the large
volume of mail being- received, and
to avoid delay in delivery, patrons
should request their correspon-
dents to include in the postofficee
address the box number, general
delivery or other information help-
'ful in delivery." Let's all co-oper-
ate with Mr. Drake in this matter
in order that our mail service may
be speeded, up.
This year the postoffice depart-
ment is issuing a potager stamp to
commemorate the 100th anniver-
sary of Florida as a state. It is an
interesting fact that the postoffico
at old' St. Jos.eph was established
in 1835, in the territorial days of
Florida, before postage stampo
came into general use. Although
adopted by the government in 1847
the postage stamp was not required
until 1&55. Prior to its adoption
some postmasters were allowed to,
issue stamps on their own account
as an experiment. The test was so0
successful the work was taken
over and made strictly a function
of the federal government. How-
ever, the use of stamps was op-
tional and t h e prepayment of
postage was not made compulsory
until 18,55, ten years after Florida
had been admitted to the Union a-I
Attend Church Dedication
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClellan,
Miss Erline McClellan, C. ,G. Cow.-
tin and R. F. Hallford attended
the dedication service of the First
Baptist Church in Blountstown
Working In Mill At St. Marys.
PmfvVfn hs fn to SL
Spends Week-end Here .no score in the first half. TheIr 'fUI. I"P.
~~~~~ 2 09, ,~.,.-.-.. s.i..i,. Mrs a.wee.ehsacpe
ri~tttsu EUnWIL M~' C.--~.-~ .~I.~e~nv, Uwt~i, I nut c.ta,.e Ph' '
TB To Be Given
Large Portable Unit Will Be Here
Next Week for Benefit of Our
Citizens At No Cost
Dr. A. H. Ruesakoff, assistant
surgeon', division of tuberculosis
,control, U. S. Public Health Serv-
ice. will arrive in Port St. Joe. next
Monday to begin a chest X-ray sur-
vey of the men in inlduitri .n here.
Primarily this is to re nd Indus-
trial survey, but the*servfces of
the unit will be available to all
who wish to take advantage of
Tuberculosis is no respecter of
age, andi the older people of toe
community are urged to attend
the clinic as well as to bring or
send their children. Mass, X-raying
of adult groups is the order of the
day. The army and navy set the
example and we are following.
In 1943 two of the 842 deaths
from tuberculosis in Florida were
in Gulf county. This means there
are approximately 20 cases, known
and unknown, in this county. Of
the 1,690 men rejected by, the
armed forces in Florida since Jan-
uary 1, 1941, because of tubercu-
losis, three were from this county.
The portable unit which is be-
ing brought to this city through the
efforts of the state board of health,
the Gulf county health unit and
the Gulf County Tuberculosis and
Health Association, and which is
endorsed by the Gulf County Medi-
cal Society and labor and manage-
ment, consists of a 35 mm. X-ra'-
machine and a 14 by 17-inch ma-
chine. The X-ray service is offered
free of charge and on a voluntary
basis to the men and women in in-
dustry and to all others who woulu
protect themselves, and their fam-
ilies from tuberculosis.
All reports of the individual X-
rays are kept confidential. The re-
ports are made to the individual
and to the doctor of his choice.
Chest X-rays will' be available
from the unit at the first aid room
of the St. Joe Paper Company
January 16, 17 and 18-from 1:30 to
6 p. m., and at the Florida Power
For Polio Funds
Joe Mira Heads Campaign In
Gulf County; Pirthday Ball
To January 26th
Joe Mira, purchasing agent for
the St. Jo'e Paper Company, has
been named Gulf county, campaign.
director of the annual fund ap.
peal and March of Dimes to be
conducted January 14 to 31 in
celebration of the president's birth-
day 'by -the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis.
Commenting on the need to re-
inforce our lines of defense, against
this insidious enemy of childhood,
Mr. Mira .tated, "The 1944 epl-
demic "of infantile paralysis was
the second worst outbreak of the
disease in its history in the United
States. Fortunately, we were on
the alert and well prepared to
meet that attack in all ,parts of
"More than a million dollars--or
ten million dimes contributed by
the American people were spent
by the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis to provide the
best of modern care and treatment
for all victims of the epidemic,
Since no one knows whr r (.
hard I.'>i,, may stril:;.- u I '.~i, we
must again be ready to meet the
attack wherever it may come.
Participation in the annual March
of Dimes appeal, which opens next.
Monday,, is our assurance that.no.
victim of infantile paralysis will
go uncared for, regardless of age,
race, creed or color."
As usual, the annual President's
Birthday Ball will be sponsored by
the Paper Makers local, and' will
be held at the Centennial Audito-
ium the night of Friday, January
26. Music for the occasion will be
provided by the Harbor Crafters
orchestra from Camp Gordon John-
ston, one of the finest dance bands
ever to play in Port St. Joe.
G. Boyles Heads
Kiwanis for 1945
Memebrs Trek To Panama City To
Attend Installation Ceremonies
Of Neighboring City Club
At the regular meeting of the
Port Sta Joe Kiwanis Club held
December 28 at the home of im-
mediate Past President Harry Mc-
Knight, Lieut. Governor Merritt
Brown of Panama City installed
the 1945 officers of the loca' club,
charging Glenn Boyles with the
duties of .president, Tom Owens of
vice-president, A. P. WakefIeld of
secretary-treasurer, and Pat Bray,
Opp Moore, Jack Frost, Welton
Roche, J. C. Farnell and. Byrd
Parker'with the duties of directors.
Thursday evening of last week
Port St. Joe Kiwanians and their
wives journeyed to Panama. City
knarolU rPowell, -i/c, otai(M4M; offense, however, Is yIot, ilin6 as Corporation oulfiqig on January
at Mobile, Ala., spent the week-" it sho.uld. ,a position in the paper mill there. .orporaon o g o anuay to attend the Ladies' Night meet-
end here with his wife. The Sharks will meet-the Tyn- -- --- g tat
dall Field Emergency Rescue Boat Undergoes Tonsilectomy Merritt Brown assumed 'his du-
Visit In Carrabelle Squadron team at the Centennial 'Mrs. Wilson Stevens is in the Visitor From Oio .ties as lieutenant governor of the
Mrs., Roy Gaskin., Mrs. C. C. Air tori ri tonight at 8 o'clock. municipal hospital where she un- S&t. Michael D. McFarland, .of northwestern division and installed
.Taunton and Mrs.' Howard' Taun- Little is known of the Tyndall derwent a tonsillectomy. Hamilton, Ohio, just back.from two 'the incoming officers of the Pan-
ton sent Tuesday .in Ca'rabelle'quintet, but a good fast game la -. and a half years in North Africa, 'ama club. An amusing, itf some-
visiting "MissEvel Taunton. expected, and basketball enthusi- Swatts' Buy Jones Residence I Sicily and, Italy, spent a few days what r"" feature wa the in-
'--- ---- asts ai:eurged to turn out an4-root Mrs. A. M. Jones recently .sold here last weekss the guest of Mrs. stalling of himself as immediate
The War Bond you-'buy may be for their home team. AdmisSientli 'her'.oWioe on Eighth Street to Mr. Mary Stewaort and Mr.' and Mre. i past president 'of the i*o b before
1IS ticket home' 35 for adults, 25 cents for students .oit-. M rs.. Ralph Swatts. A. P. Wakefield. (Cont'nied on page 4)
_ ., ,,,,,__ __ ,__..__..
Published Every Friday at Port St. Je*, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
SPostoffice, 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 1B-
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 -"V Right or Wrong
WHOSE CHILD IS NEXT?
Your child, my child-either of them may
be next. They are two of the 32,150,000 chil-
dren in the United States under 15 years of
age. Each one of these children is a candidate
for infantile paralysis this year. Your child
and mine may be two from the thousands who
will wake up twisting and turning in their
beds as they burn with fever and struggle to
straighten spasm-drawn limbs. Yesterday
their legs raced through a routine school day
and a dozen games of their own invention.
Today their legs won't work. This is in-
fantile paralysis. It picks its victims from
this wealthy home, that tenement, from war
production centers,. from farms, children of
our fighting men, small towns and large
cities. All children are equally defenseless
against this enemy. Regardless of what each
child has known before, each one stricken by
the crippling virus will feel the same fear of
the UNKNOWN. More children contracted
infantile paralysis in 1944 than in any conm-
parable period in many recent years.
But, because of the efforts of the thousands
of our volunteers, each tragedy-hit child will
have every chance for recovery through the
complete scientific aid provided by the Na-
tional Foundation for Infantile. Paralysis. Re-
member this when you are asked to contribute
to the March of Dimes beginning next Sun-
day and continuing through January 31 in
celebration of the ,,president's birthday, and
contribute with one hand in your pocketbook
and the other on your heart.
A lot of optimists are dreaming about the
fine vegetables they will grow in their gar-
dens come spring. But Uncle Hig Stone has
something "coming on" the year 'round in his
garden plot down there on Monument Avenue.
Those new postwar rubber highways they
are talking about ought to be able to stretch
around any curve.
Look out ladies! That high-up hairdo sure
leaves a lot of neck sticking out.
Keep smiling-and Buy Bonds!
You can now secure
Lumber for maintenance
Most Materials Are Available
Loans Are Available For Repairs
Soderberg Lumber Co.
PHONE 69 J e4* PORT ST. JOE
WE DO MILL WORK AND BUILD BOATS
Miss Evelyn Taunton of Camp town Saturday.
Gordon Johnston spent the week- Mr. and Mrs. James Hardy and
end here with her mother, Mrs. C. Mrs. A. L. Guest of Miami are tMe
C. Taunton. guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wi'-
Pvt. Georgia A. Smiley, who is liams.
stationed at Warren Robins Field Mrs. John Griffin of Wewa-
at Macon, Ga., was a visitor In hitchka spent Tuesday in town.
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
FLORIDA BANK AT. PORT ST. JOE
of Port 'St. Joe, in the State, of Florida, at the close of '9
business on December 30, 1944.
Loans and discounts ...................................$ 62,686.56
U. S. Government obligations, direct and guaranteed..... 1,488,000.00
Obligations of States and political subdivisions .......... 141,656.12
Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve bal-
ances, and cash items in process of collection .......... 788,004.85 4
Furniture andi fixtures ..................................... 6,166.00
Other assets ............................................. 118.50
TOTAL ASSEITS....................................$2,486,632.03 *
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships and corpora-
tions ......................................... ....... $1,048,631.92
Tinie deposits of individuals, partnerships and corporations 155,982.56
Deposits of U. S. government includingg postal savings) .. 973,234.75
Deposits- of States and political subdivisions ..............224,480.51
Other deposits (certified and officers' cehcks, etc.) ...... 17,778.31
TOTAL DEPOSITS .....................$,2,420,108.05 '
TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated
obligations shown below).......................$2,420,108.05
Capital .................................... ......... $ 25,000.00
Surplus ................................................... 15,500.00
Undivided profits ........................................ 23,523.98
Reserves (and retirement account for preferred; capital).... 2,500.00
TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ...................... 66,523.98
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ...$2,486,632.03
This'banks capital consists of: Common stock with a
par value of $25,000.00.
Pledged assets (and securities loaned) (.book value):
(a) U. S. Government obligations, direct and( guaranteed,
pledged to secure, deposits and, other liabilities .... $1,27,5,000.00
(b) Other assets pledged to secure deposits and other
liabilities (including notes and bills rediscounted andi
'securities sold under repurchase agreement) ........ 39,516.08
TOTAL ...................................... ...... $1,314,516.06
Secured and preferred liabilities: -C
(a) Deposits secured by pledged! assets pursuant to re-
quirements of law . ............. ... ... 88.5,000.00
,(d) Deposits preferred under provisions of la4w but not
secured by pledge of assets ........................ 301,149.5b
TOTAL ............................................ $1,186,149.5u
(a) On date of report the. required legal reserve against
deposits of this bank was .......................... 484,021.61
(b) Assets reported above which were eligible as legal re-
serve amounted to ................................... $1,103,144.8 9
I, S. L. Barke, ,president, of the above-named. bank, do solemnly af-
firm that the above statement is true, and that it" fully and correctly.
represents the true state of the several matters herein contained an,
"et forth, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Correct-Attest: S. L. BARKE
M. L. FLEISHiEL, Jr.
SJ. L. SHARIT Directors.
State of F'orida, County of Gulf, ss:
tSworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of Jan-
(ISEAL) uary, 1945, and I hereby certify that I am not an officer
of this bank. MYtiLE F. BELIN,
My commission expires Aug. 10, 1947. ,, Notary- Public
ALL AMERICA was thrilled when
General Douglas MacArthur
first set foot on Philippine soil. We
now know from the long and des-
perate enemy resistance on Leyte
and Mindoro that victory is still
It is a long, hard road that leads
to Tokyo. That is why re-conver-
sion plans have been put back on
the shelf and war production sched-
ules speeded up.
PULPWOOD SHORTAGE ACUTE
One of the most needed materials
right now is pulpwQod. Vast con-
voys loaded with all kinds of
supplies must go quickly to Mac-
Arthur's men. All of this material
calls for double packaging to pro-
tect it during the long ocean voyage
and under tropical jungle condi-
tions. Military demands for pulp-
wood are higher than ever before.
SWhile MacArthur and his men are
fighting their way foot by foot
through the Philippines, you can
help them by cutting every cord of
pulpwood you possibly can. Don't
let their task be harder because
they lack ammunition, food or
VICTORY PULPWOOD COMMITTEEflZii
H. JOHNSON W. S. SMITH U i S
S. ,J. B. W H ITE
THE STAR, PORTt- ST. 'Jbfff GULFCOUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUlARY 12, 1945
FRWAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 0A65 TNRKU
MIRS. CONNELL HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY
The J. A. M. Club met Monday
night at the home of Mrs. J. A. Con-
nell with 'the following members
SHINE YOUR SHQES!
We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe. ... All makes! All col-
ors! Paste and Liquid.
"A =- t
~l. iAVE you tried Alka-Selt-
i 3 zer for Gas on Stomach,
Sour Stomach, "Morning
After" and Cold Distress?
If not, why not? Pleasant,
prompt in action, effective.
i Thirty cents and Sixty
OR relief from Functional Ner-
Svous Disturbance such as Sleep-
|lenn-s, Crankiness, Excitability,
Nervous Headache and Nervou In-
I digestion. Tablets 350 and 76.
Liquid 25s and $1.00. Read direc-
tions and use only as directed.
ASINGLE Dr..Miles Anti- t
Pain Pill often relieve es
HBeadache, MKucsalr P ains Ai, \- B
or Functional Monthly *'
Pahm-25 for 256#, 125 A .
for1t.O. Get them at your .
drug store. Bead direations /
and uwe only as directed &
present: Mrs. Lola Costin, Mrs.
.Ruby Pridgeon, Mrs. Ned' Gainous,
Mrs. Callie Howell, Mrs-. Gladyn
Boyer, Mrs. Verna Smith, Mrs.
'Marguerite Pridgeon and Miss Myt-
After the regular activities of
the club, the hostess served tuna
fish salad, saltines, pimiento' cheese
sandwiches, fruit chiffon pie and
whipped cream, spiced crabapples,
coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
The next meeting of the club
will be held with Mrs. Minnie Ola
Drake at her home on Reid Ave.
Pfc. and Mrs. Laure' T. Kay an-
nounce the birth of a daughter on
December 27, 1944.
Mr..and Mrs. R. H. Sewell are
announcing the birth of a son on
December 29, 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Taylor an-
nounce the birth of a son on Sat-
urday, January 6, 1945. (This young
man apparently takes the title of
"Master Port St. Joe for 1945.")
Mr. and: Mrs. W. H. Sansom are
announcing the birth of a son on
Sunday, January 7, 1945. The young
man has been named John William.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Whitfield are
the proud parents of a son, born
January 7, 1945. This makes Sher-
iff. B. E. Parker a grandfather.
WE HAUL ANYTHING!
ONLY LICENSED FURNITURE MOVER IN
Sub-Agent for Mayflower Van Lines
C. W. "RED" HORTON
PHONE 227 SUNNY STATE SERVICE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1945
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic: "THE
CHALLENGE OF THE TASK WHICH FACES US."
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
"CHRIST WENT TO HELL ON THE CROSS!"
EV ERYBODY WELCOME!
THE STORE WHERE Y-OUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
PHONE 136 W
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WOMAN'S .CLUB ENJOYS
The 24 members of the Port St.
Joe Woman's Club who attended
the last meeting, January 3, were.
delighted with the clubroom, which
has recently been redecorated, the
walls a delicate ,pastel green, and
thefloor and ceiling in a natural
finish. Lovely new rugs, drapes
and matching couch gave a home-
like atmosphere, and a beautiful
arrangement of flowers added to
the attractiveness of the room.
The meeting, conducted by the
president, Mrs. Nobie Stone, opened
with tthe song "America," fol-
lowed by the salute to the flag and
the club creed. Mrs. J. C. Farnell
was welcomed as a new member,
and visitors welcomed were Mrs
C. T. Drennela of Apalachicola,
guest speaker for the afternoon,
Mrs. Frank Manning and Mrs.
Hendrickson of this city, and S. L.
Brothers of Wewa'hitchka, the new
Beautiful corsages were pre-
sented by. Mrs. Pearl Whitfield to
.\rs. Drennen, Mrs. Nobie Stone,
Mrs. Ned Porter and Mrs. Charges
A rter the regular reports were
given, Mrs. J. R. Smith resigned, as
chairman of the press and pub-
licity department and Mrs. Ralph
Swatts was elected to fill the va-
The very enjoyable and inspiring
program presented by Mrs. Ned
Porter, chairman of the American
home department, consisted of a
series of shadow pictures, the
theme of which was "Relating:
Women of the Home; Women of
the Church; Women In a Democ-
racy." Music was furnished by
Mrs. Nobie Stone.
A social hour followed the pro-
gram, and' delicious refreshments
were served by the hostesses.
FINAL YEARLY REPORTS
GIVEN AT W. S. C. S. MEET
Because of the New Year falling
on Monday, the. first meeting of
the Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
was held on Thursday, January 4.
As usual the president, Mrs. J. L.
The meeting opened with song,
followed by the "Upper Room" de-
votional. Minutes were read, and
final reports for the year 1944
made by all the departments and
circles, members of the society, be-
ing justly proud of the splendid
The president asked that pledges
for the year be made in the circle
meetings' and reports turned in as
soon as possible. She then an-
nounced, the plans for 1945.
Circle meetings were announced
for Monday, January 8, as follows:
Ruth Lawrence, with Mrs. H. C.
Brown; Susie Peach Foster, with
Mrs. B. E. Rawls; Mary Vic Mauk,
with Mrs. Noble Stone.
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER
CIRCLE ELECTS OFFICERS
The Susie Peach Foster Circle
of the Methodist W. S. C. S. ,met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. B. E. Rawls.
The meeting wa.s conducted by
Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut. Mrs. George
Patton gave an interesting talk on
"A Christian In the Churobh," fol-
lowing which officers of 1945 were
leh!ted as follows: Mrs. B. H.
Smith, secretary, and publicity;
Mrs. B. E. Rawls, treasurer; Mrs.
B. H. Dickbns, secretary relief and
church activity; Mrs; A. M. Jones,
secretary birthday fund; Mrs. H.
E. Helms, bond chairman; Mrs. It.
A. Costin, membership chairman;
Mrs. G. A. Patton, program chair-
The hostess served delicious re-
freshments to' the 11 members
present. The next meeting of the
circle will be held. with Mrs. A. S.
27 guests were invited to enjoy re-
freshments consisting of cookies,
sandwiches, candy and coca-colas.
All voted it a most enjoyable eve-
Photos of Port Inn fire now
available at The Star office.
eSS Do It Yourself-at Home
S PERMANENT WAVE Kil
h ebampooandwaveset. ~
It's easwy to do and sale for every type of j.
hair. For amazing results--be sure to ask
or Charm-Kurl. Over 6 millionsold.
Weeks Dry Goods Store.
A Martin Theatre
' -'." Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, JAN. 13
JOHNNY MACK BROWN
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Chapter 9 of Serial
"Mystery of the
FEATURE NO. 2 ---
"V-1 THE ROBOT BOMB"
"WIZARD OF AUTOS"
'MONDAY and TUESDAY
January 15 16
DOROTHY LAMOUR and
EDDIE BRACKEN in
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
"MILLION $ CAT"
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
Chapter 12 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAy
January 18 19
ANN SHERIDAN ALEXIS SMITH
JACK.CARSON JANE WYMAN
IRENE MANNING CHARGE RUGGLES
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
Advertising dosant cost-4t PAYS!
MRS. SINGLETARY HONORS MARY VICK MAUK CIRCLE
DAUGHTER ON BIRTHDAY ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR
One of the, season's gayest oc- The Mary Vick Mauk Circle of
casions for the very young set was the Methodist W. S. C. S. met Mon-
that of December 7 when Mrs. T. day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
S. Singeltary entertained, honoring Nobie Stone with seven members
her little daughter, Dorothy Jean, present. Mrs. Stone is chairman of
with a party on her Sth birthday, the circle and Mrs. Glenn Boyles
The dining table was overlaid with co-chairman.
a lace cloth centered with a two- At this time officers for the
tier birthday cake. Punch and year were elected as follows: Mrs.
cake were, served and, candy favors J, J. Rowan, secretary; Mrs. J. T.
presented to each guest. McNeil.' treasurer and birthday
Those enjoying the occasion fund, chairman; Mrs. Frank Mann-
wtih Dorothy Jean were Frances ing, bond chairman; Mrs. R. H.
McGill, Frances Jones, Mary Etta Br-inon, social relations chairman;
Chafin, Ruby Ann and John Edgar Mrs. Tom McPhaul, program chair-
Milstead, Sonny Boy Chafin, Rob- man; Mrs. Glenn Boyles, spiritual
: life chairman.
ert Earl Nedley, Kenneth Hurlbut, i .aim.
SWilliams, Seeter Craw- During the social hour following
Jimmy Williams, Skeeter Craw-the business session Mrs. Stone
ford. Jimmy Stevens, J. B. Hlly, served a salad plate with hot choc-
Alice Elder and Miryann Crober. late. The next meeting 'il be at
z A ;the home of Mrs. Gus Creech.
ENJOYABLE PARTY I ft
Five small .boys, Mack McKe- IMrs. Melviin Johnson is the
then, Fred Fore, Franklin Young,her sisters, Mrs, W. D.
Billie Joe Jones and Tommy Bar- Dare and Mrs. Joe Gloekler.
tee, were hosts at a very enjoyable
party last Friday evening at the Mrs. John Allen and daughter of
home .of young Master Barter. Apalachicola were visitors in town
After lain various ames the Saturday.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1945
SCHOOL TO ISSUE ANNUAL STATE'S PROGRESS Boyles, having miscalled hinm "Hor-
The senior class of the high j ace Folland" at a recent meeting
school this year is issuing an an- (Continued from page 1) in this city.. We rather suspect
nual which will contain all school IIn spite of wars, political differ- that Forace got s revenge
activities, beginning with the first ences booms and recessions, byt seet revenge
grade. It is titled "The Monument" 1845 there were 70 postoffices in when the Panama City News-Her-
and will consist of 50 or more ith state and the population had ald came out a few days back with
pages. It is, being dedicated to the grown to 66,500. Ten news-papers a story captioned "Voyles- New
senior sponsor, Mrs. Della A. Mize. with a total circulation of some Port St. Joe Kiwanis President."
Anyone desiring to purchase a 4000 served the people of the new The Kiwanis meeting last night
copy of the annual are asked to state, one of them being the St. was held in the basement of the
inform the senior class before 12. Joseph Times. Presbyterian Church, with ladies
Friday, January 12 During the first year of state- of the church auxiliary in charge.
Advertising t- PAYS hood, 223 ships entered Florida These ladies cannot be praised
ports loading exports, foreign and,
A IF D ADS domestic, valued at $1,51'4,745. Chief
LASSIFIED A among the money crops were to-
bacco. cotton, sugarcane, livestock
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE and forest products.
FOR SALE-My property in High-
land View consisting of one 5-
room house, 2 houses 2 roo,,ms
and sleeping porch, e(, ,d with
running water fitom electric pump,
has 5 bearing pecan trees, 2 scup-
?rnong vines and other shrubbery.
Ift interested see or write to
A. H. Matthews, Rt. 3, c/o Long
Point Service Station, Panama City,
FOR SALE-Lots 33 and 35 in
Block 20, Port St. Joe. Write Ada
Rich, 162 Commerce Street, Ap-
alachicola, Fla. 1-19"
IS, YOUR BAND INSTRUMENT
WORKING FOR THE ENEMY?
Every musical instrument is need-
ed, today to hasten VICTORY-to
encourage and inspire -- on the
home and on the fighting fronts.
If. your instrument is collecting
dust; put it into uniform. We will
pay cash for it and enlist it in ac-
tive ser; ice. Write Philips' Music
Mart, Panama City, Fla. 1-26'
MAN OR WOMAN WANTED. Good
nearby Rawleigh Route now open.
If willing to conduct Home Service
business while earning good liv-
ing, write immediately. Rawleigh's
Dept. FAA-199-45, Memphis, Tena.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
APARTMENT FOR RENT-Three
rooms, furnished; lights and
water included; $30 month. See
Paul Farmer, Oak Grove. tf
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25c
at The Star office. tt
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Small electric heater.
Call at The Star office. tf
It's' the patriotic thing to cash in
on your unused musical instrument.
We will place. it in, active service
either on the home front or in the
hands of our fighting men. The
more music we have-inspiring,
cheering, encouraging-the sooner
Victory will be won. We will pay
CASH! Write, Philips' Music Mart,
Panama City, Fla. 1-26*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are. guaranteed to get the
fish fop you. See Eddie Beverly
in the ,.Sheffield colored quarters
The modest beginnings of indus-
try were evidenced in the manu-
facture of salt at Key West, starch
from wild coontie on the lower
east coast, and lumber, leather, na-
val stores, cigars, sugar, brick,
lime, carriages, wagons and ships
in north and, west Florida. In 1845
value of crops approximated $7,-
000,000, merchandise $2,000,000 and
manufactured goods $1,000,000.
In contrast today Florida can point
to the nation's greatest increase in
retail trade, to millions in fruit
and vege-table production, in man-
ufacturing and in recreation, to
$1,500,000,000 in war contracts and
to more than $2,000,000,000 income
to her citizens. Today, Florida's
population is, in excess of two mil-
lion persons, and experts predict
that by 1940 it will be close to. the
three million mark. Such an in-
crease would make Florida the
fastest growing state in the Union.
BOYLES HEADS KIWANIS
(Continued from page 1)
a full-length mirror. The Chipley
club was represented at the meet-
ing by eleven of its members and
Past Lieut. Gov. Forace Holland,
organizer of the Port St. Joe club,
acted as toastmaster. He came in
for a certain amount of ribbing
by his clubmates because of the lo-
cal club's new president, Glenn
and Get Your Windshield
enough. It was they,, along with Mr. ...and -Mrs.. Otha. Rowan and
other friends and Kiwanjans' wives spns of .:Gree.nborQ visited' Thurs-
who prepared the feast at the day with Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Co-
Christmas party.. Jack Frost still
raves about the hamp that Mrs. J.
R. Norton baked, that just melted'
away ,when he put it in his mouth.
Mrs. Kenneth Whitfield and son
returned. Monday to their home in
Wewahitchka. Mrs. Whitfield will
be remembered as Miss Juanita
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and Mrs. Gus
Creech were shopping Saturday in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill and
daughter and Mrs. S. B. Shufora
and son shopped last Friday lu
Write a letter today to that boy
at yours in the service.
For better living in
your post-war home
LOOK TO ELECTRICITY!
FROZEN FOOD STORAGE
ELECTRIC WATER' HEATING
The purity and
drugs and" chemical
pounding your phys
are ensured by their
manufacture of a sirn
or more"of exacting
made. Thus, we comn
with full confidence i
the ingredients your p
We us Merck Pres
We Fill Any Deat
0O OCCASIONALLY, I wake up in
Sthe morning with a Headache.
It sometimes wears off along the
ArRlnT 1Inl middle of the forenoon, but I don't
SU want to wait that long, so I drink a
Glass of sparkling ALKA-SELT2ER.
E ALTH In just a little while I am feeling a
uniformity of the Sometimes the week's ironing tires
s we use in cor- me and makes me sore and stiff.
'icilant chemists of Then it's.ALKA-SELTZER to the
igilant chemnstsof rescue-a tablet or two and a little
. Even,during the rest makes me feel more like finish-
aple product a score ing the job.
tests for purity are
pound prescriptions And when I eat "not wisely but
in the reliability of too well," ALKA-.ELTZER relieves
hysicianprescribes, the Acid Indigestion that so often
cription Chesicals Yes, Alka- Seltzer brightens my
day. It brings relief from so many
Tiami C of may discomforts, that I alwoy
Lharmacyj keep it handy.
ot o Why don't you get a package "of
Port St. Joe ALKA-SELTZER at your drug store
Isr's Presorltlen today? -
W HEN you check over the
things you. want to buy with
those War Bonds you're tucking
away, you'll probably find that
many of them are ELECTRIC.
Electricity will run the machines
that make 'em-and run 'em after
We had plenty of electric power
for, every, war need and we'll have
plenty for expanding post-war pro-
We have reduced the price of elec-
tricity in spite of war, and other
rate reductions are planned for
after Victory. The sooner we win
the war the sooner we can all enjoy
the comforts of electric living.
Let's do that FIRST.
. i. 1 L I I I I. I J.l~
FpJR4!P .rY- J 1,,N4ARY :
THFA-S-,KAn f!P PT ST,'CO OP4,1F i eP 0 Nt f- 1FL Rl DA
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