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VOLUME VIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1945 NUMBER 18
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GRADUATES AS MECHANIC
Thomas C. Matthews has com-
pleted his course of studies as an
aviation mechanic inthe AAF tech-
nical training school at Amarillo,
Texas, and will be sent to an air
base where he will assist in keep-
ing America's heavy bombers in
the air for Allied victory.
Cases In City Survey
Value of Project Should Be Ap-
preciated By Every Citizen
of Port St. Joe
The recently-completed city-wide
ANOTHER JOINS THE NAVY tuberculosis case finding survey
Another of Port St. Joe's 17- conducted in Port St. Joe by the
year-old youths last week chose state board of health in conjunc-
service in the navy, according to tion with the U. S. Public Health
Specialist Al Wilkins, in charge of Service under the direction of Dr.
the navy recruiting station at A. H. Rus'sakoff was decidedly suc-
Marianna. The young man was
Clarence VW. Johnson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph E. Johnson. He
was sent to state headquarters at
Jacksonville where he was sworn
in last Tuesday.
Johnson, a graduate of the 'local
high school, class of '44, has re-
turned home for a short period of
inactive duty before receiving or-
ders to begin "boot training."
cessful and satisfactory from every
More than 1200 individuals, were
given chest X-rays, and while a
number showing changes as noted
on the X-ray were re-examined, no
serious cases were found. Those
who were. interviewed were sur-
prised to know that they had ever,
been exposed to TB and that itn
had left its scar.
The films on. such cases have
AND TWO MORE! een lef in the hands of doctors
S'ioulder.patches are coming in of their choice and the doctors
fast for the editor's collection. Two have been conferred with relative
more were added this week, a 7th to each case.
Air Force insignia from Pfc. Frank As a result of finding sucn
E. Cook, with the boat squadron cases of tuberculosis before the
at Tyndall Field, and a patch of individuals have symptoms anu
-theArmy Service Forces from Pvt. they themselves become suspicious,
Henry' B. Blackman. Keep 'em we. can really appreciate the value
coming, boys, we only need about of such a survey, as it gives the
a thousand more to have 'em all! individual an opportunity to take
__ __ some precautions andi gives defl-
nUT ANNite information which serves as a
HURLBUT ANNOUNCES .
FOR CITY COMMISSION basis fori a careful followup.
FOR CITY COMMISSION1 ____ ____
Miles K.- H-lrlbt, present mem- NTS TiDY SUM
ber of the board of city commis- NETS TIDY SU
sioners who was appointed to fill,
the unexpired term of C. J. Sulli- Joe Mira, chairman of the drive
for funds for infantile paralysis
van, carries an announcement in
this issue of The Star that he will victims, reports that the Prest-
dent's Birthday Ball held Friday
seek re-election for the one-year t r 4 e nd
term night cleared $410.12 over and
Mr. Hurlbut qualified last Satur- above expenses, 'being the largest
day with City Clerk M. P. Tonmlin- amount ever turned in for similar
day with City Clerk M. P. Tolinaffairs in past year-s. \
son. During the intermission period
at the dance, six beautiful girls
DAVIDSON TO 'BE SPEAKER passed around coin boxes and col-
Millar.d. Davidson of Marianna Is elected $42.50, which aided, material-
to be guest speaker at the meeting ly in upping the final total.
of the Parent-Teachers Associa- -_____ ____
tion to be held the evening of Feb- Attend O. E. S. School
ruary 15 at g o'clock in the high rs. A. Connell, .Mrs. R. V.
school auditorium. The occasion Cdburn and Mrs. Fred Maddox at-
has been designated as "Father's tended the proficiency test given
Night." by the Order of Eastern .Star at
the Masonic hall in Panama City
Week-end Guests last Wednesday.
Miss Dorothy. Costin had as her --k._
guests over the week-end Miss Vir- Called Home By Mother's Illnesb
ginia Henry from F. S. C. W., Tal- Miss Florence Hall, who is at-
lahassee, Lt. Mel Magidson and FO tending F. S. C. W. at Tallahassee,
Ed Melia from the ThomasviP'e, was called home last week due to
Ga., Air Base. the illness of her mother, Mrs. Ec-e
Blounts Are Visitors --
'Mr. and Mrs. John Blount and Called To Bedside of Sister
children of Panama City were the Mrs. George Cooper was called
guests last week-end of Mr. and to Thomasville, Ga .Monday to be
Mrs. Rush Chism. While here they at the bedside of her sister, Mrs.
attended the President's Birthday Henry Reddo, who is a patient iih
Ball. Ia hospital in that city.
Will Make Home Here Buy Home and Will Move Here
Mrs. Mamie McMillian of Chat- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creech or
tahoochee arrived yesterday to Dothan, ATa., have purchased the
make her home here with her son- Jerry Sudduth home on Long Ave-
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. nue and plan to move here at an
Bill Ford. early date.
Transferred To South Dakota Ronald Childers Visiting
S/.Sgt. Fred' Gilmore of Tyndall 'Lt. Ronald W. Childers, U,. S
Field, left Thlursday for Sioux Naval Reserve, who is stationed at
Falls, S. D., where he will be sts- the New York Navy Yard, is visit- .
tioned in the future. ing his wife and Dr. and Mrs. I. L
----- H. Bartee.
Home On Furlough
Capt. 'Richard Mahon, who 'is Visiting Parents
stationed at Wilmington, Del., Is MrsA. Arthur Bryan ,and little
'home on furlough 'for "a few days. daughter, from north Alabama, ar-
---I ----- -- rived last Friday for an extended
Write a letter today to that boy visit here with her parents, Mr.
oft yours in thb, ..- i e,-o -,rs _:-1 y Gi, :, -.
TIME CHANGE MADE
HERE BY CITY DADS
Keeping step with other com-
munities in this section, the St.
Joe board of city commissioners
at a special meeting Tuesday
evening passed a resolution
changing the time here from
Eastern War Time to Eastern
Standard Time, the change to
become effective at 12:01 a. m.
Monday, February 5.
Setting the clocks ahead one
hour was made at the request of
a group of interested citizens tr
order that srch'ool children riding
the buses to school would not
have to catch the buses during
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Merritt Brown Is
Lieutenant Governor Presents 1945
Objectives of Kiwanis, In-
Kiwanis International's 30th an-
niversary was observed Thursday
night of last week by the Port St.
Joe club when Lieutenant Gover-
nor Merritt Brown of Panama City
spoke before that body.
Briefly touching upon the his-
tory of Kiwanis, Brown gave a
complete outline of its govern-
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mental structure, and presentedSHARKS UFFR THIR
the 1945 objectives of Interna- SHARKS SUFFER THIRD
tional as being both determine, LOSS OF CAGE SEASON
and farsighted. He pointed out a
few of the many economic and so- In a hard-fought cage game at
cial problems which not only face the Centennial Auditorium Tueb-
the United States now, but must day night the St. Joe Sharks sui-
surely become more acute after the fered their third defeat of the sei-
war. It was a splendid and timely son dealt to them by the, Kinard
Other guests present were Kil- Kinard, took an early lead, scor-
wanian Lee McConnell of Panama ing five points before the 'ocai
City; County Agent Brothers, pre- lads could get underway. How-
sented at the meeting by Jake ever, the Sharks obtained the lead
White. retiring agent, andi Bob shortly and held it throughout tne
Mize, guest of Kiwanian Ed Ram- half, the period ending 9 to 8 in
sey. I favor of St. Joe. Kinard came back
At this time Dr. J. R. Norton was in the second half to beat our boyz
elected a member of the board oP by a final score of 21 to 14.
directors to fill the vacany caused The Sharks go to Tyndall Field
by the death of B. H. Dickens. tonight to play a return engage-
A brief report on the meeting in meant with the Boat Rescue Squaa-
Tallahassee of the previous eve- ron team, whom they, defeated in
ning was made by President Glean
Boyles, who attended with J. C.
It was announced that State
Senator Carl Gray would be the
guest speaker at the next regular
a recent tilt here 29 to 25.
Joins Husband In New York
Mrs. C. C. McCoy left last week
for New York to join her husband,
who is in the navy and has just
recently returned' from overseas.
LOCOMOTIVE USED ON ST. JOSEPH RAILROAD
This drawing of one of the loco-
motives used, op the. St, Joseph
& Iola Railrdad, one of the few
railroads in operation, in the.U.
iS.' .":' V, a- !:.t -.'oJt
ii Florid, was furnished from.
the arches obf the Baldwin Lo-
obmotive Works. A wooden re-
, pyica,. .,hlf.size,.mfa- be viewed
A-i ^- ~tomiLl^lo
Senior Class Play
To Be Next Friday
New Version of Old Melodrama,
"East Lynne," To Be Presented
On High School Stage
Anyone who hasn't heard of
"East Lynne" please stand, up. And
who hadn't longed to. have a
gaLmpse of this o'd melodrama that
startled the world when it ap-
peared as a nove-l?
Well, you're going to have an op-
portunity of seeing this grand play.
This is not the old version, but a
brand new adaptation written es-
pecially for present-day audiences
and it is to be presented here next
Friday evening at the high school
auditorium under auspices of the
senior class under the able direc-
tion of Mrs'. Del'a Mize. The cast
is made up as follows:
Lady Isabel Vane.....Mary Revel
Archibald Carlisle.....Ralph Silva
Sirt Francis Levison...Tom Parker
Cornelia Carlisle ... .Louise Wildier
r-Thn D .......... Ellis Stevens
Raymond Vane...... G. W. Parrish
Emma Severn ...S..Sal 'i Traweek
Joyce .............Margrcut Shealy
W ilson .......... .... Mabel Baxle-y
P,''l'ara HareJ.......Jihmmie Palmer
Richard, Hare......Alfred Rhames
Little Willie-........Lois Manasco
Be sure that you don't miss out
on this gala event, and tell every-
body you meet that "East Lynne'"
is to be. presented here in all its
glory on the evening of Feb. 9.
Form Canal and
Stock In. Canal Company Sold
A Few Minutes After
('Second Article of a Series).
Dissatisfied with -the Apalachi-
cola Land Company, which haa
filed application .with the United
States government for 1,250,000
acres of land in middle Florida
which included the town of Ap-
alachicola, already started by im-
migrants who had settled in the
disputed, area, a number of Ap-
alachicolans decided to found a
town on St. Joseph's Bay to es-
cape the jurisdiction of the hated
company which had pending in the
supreme court a case to decide
title to the huge acreage involved.
Even before the decision of the
supreme court was given, the Lake
Wimico & St. Joseph Canal Com-
pany had been incorporated by the
legislative council of Florida t
connect the lake with the bay. Now
the work was rapidly pushed. n1
May. 1835, parties, were dispatched
to explore the lake and, naturally,
their reports were very. favorable..
Another party began sounding
the channel of the bay. At about
the same time surveyors started
to lay out the new townn .which
was to -be called St. Joseph. The
plan of the place provided for wide
streets, "in order to give a free
circulation, to the sea breezes,"
which would make it healthy and.
salubrious. The streets were laid'
out at right angles and had such
characteristic names as Commerce,
Bay, Palmetto, Magnolia. Washing-
ton and, Columbus.
The subscription books of the
canal company were opened June
13 at Apalachicola, and In a few
minutes the entire stock war
taken. It is significant that the
Apalachicolans held three eighths
of the stock, the merchants of Co-
lumbus, Ga., another three-eighths,
while remaining quarters were
bought by Tallahasseeans.
This shows clearly the chief In-
terests backing the 'project. In ad-
dition to the discontented resi-
dents of the old town, the support
of the commercial powers of west-
ern Georgia was a potent factor In
the development of St. Joseph. We
can readily imagine why they were
interested. Their investments In
Apalachicola were threatened by
the decision of the federal tri-
bnnal and. hence their feelings
were similar to those of the rest-
dents of that city. The purchase of
one-quarter of the stock by per-
sons in Tallahassee proves that
the venture was also a child of the
economic conditions then prevail-
ing over the entire country.
This was one of the recurring
periods of intensive speculation
and overdevelopment, which econ-"
omists now recognize as one of
the phases of a business' cycle.
F'-erywhere there was a wild orgy
of real estate development, aided
by cheap paper money issued by
'banks with enormous capitals. The
chief financial institution of Flor-
ida was the Union Bank, with head-
quarters at Tallahassee. With its
large apparent assets, any project
which interested its stockholders
was bound to be E success, even
if tempo :;:y and 'fictitious.
The interest of the banks in St.
Joseph Is. oftea brought to light..
(Contlnuaed on Page 2)
PAGE 'IWO THE STAR, PONT ST. JOE. OULF.CQUNTV.. FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1945
Published Every Friday at Port St. Jee, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, Decemiber 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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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 v:ord 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
Biscuits may now be bought at the store in -
cans, but they still sell rolling pins.
A California motorist claims to get 1500
miles on a quart of some special chemical so-
lut on. We know some motorists here in Port
St. Joe who can get 1500 miles on four "A"
Best simile of the week: He knows as much
about music as a rabbit does about birth
We wonder if there isn't more to the Jap
fleet than appears on the surface ?-:The Mac-
Even a newspaper knows better than to
quote a man in love.
No matter how fine the bouquet in whis-
key, it will give a guy a red radiance nose.
Keep smiling-and Buy Bonds!
Mrs. Roy Connell and daughter,
Mrs. E. A. Bandjough, of Wewa-
hitchka, were visitors in town last
E. C. Pridgeon Jr., and son An
thony spent Saturday afternoon in
the county, seat.
Miss Enid Mathison, R.N., of
Jacksonville, was in town last
week visiting friends.
Mrs. R. R. Davis and Mrs. D. G.
-Adkins of Wewahitchka were shop
.pers in town last week-end.
Advertising doesn't cost-A-it PAYS!
SHINE YOUR SHOES!
We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe. ... All makes! All col-
ors! Paste and Liquid.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creech at
Dothan, Ala., visited here last
week, the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Creech and Mr. and Mrs. Dan
ALKA SELTZER offers
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Simple 4euralgla, "Morn-
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Dr. Miles Nervine or
rSleeplessness ,Ner- h en ou
vous Irritability, WhenYou
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(Continued, from page 1)
Thus inf 1836 it was claimed that
the presidents of the Union Bank
of Florida, of the Bank of Colum-
bus, and of the Commercial Bank
of Apalachicola, and the ex-pres-
ident of the Bank of Marianna
were financially interested in the
town. In the same year, Ben
Chaires, a banker and ,planter of
Tallahassee, was president of the
Lake Wimico -& St. Joseph Canal
& Railroad Company.. This close
connection between the banks and
the town must always be. remem-
bered by those who wish .to un-
derstand its history.
The next steps taken 'by the pro-
moters were the construction or a
railroad from Lake Wimico to the
bay, and the 'erection of terminal
facilities at both ends. Towards
the close of 'October, or at the
very beginning of November, 1830,
it was reported that 100 carpenters
and 20'i la,,or:,r- were employed on
the railroad and that two or three
hundred more .were daily expected
from the north.
. The exact .date of completion of
the railroad is not known, but in
an advertisement dated. August 13,
1836, it was announced that the
Storage houses and wharf on Lake
Wimico were completed, that those
on the bay were almost, finished,
and that the railroad with passen-
ger, and freight cars and two im-
proved Baldwin locomotives were
ready for work.
The formal opening of the new
road probably occurred on Mon-
day, September 5, 1836, for the
newspapers of Florida and Georgia
give an account of the events of
that day thus:
LOCOMOTIVES IN FLORIDA
On Monday, the 5th. inst., a lo-
comotive drawing a train of 12
cars containing upwards of 300
passengers passed over the rail-
road connecting the flourishing
town of St. Joseph with the Ap-
aalch.icola 'River. The trip, a dis-
tance of eight miles, was per-
formed in the short space of 2b
minutes. The engineer is conti-
dent, from the superiority of the
road and engine, that the route
can be accomplished in eight
(Third article next week)
Miss Sara Gill, R.N., nurse at
the local hospital, returned to'
duty Tuesday from her home In
Jasper, where she visited over the
Mrs. G. K. Dorminy and chil-
dren returned Tuesday from Plant
City where she was called due to
the illness of her mother.
Mrs. W. L. Smith and children
visited in Chattahoochee over the
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Christmas
spent Sunday in Wewahitchka, the
guests of Mrs. Harriett Rowell.
"Red" Higdon of the Merchant
Marine passed through town last
week, saying hello tb his many
You can now secure
Lumber for maintenance
Most Materials Are Available
Loans Are Available For Repairs
Soderberg Lumber Co.
Bring Us Your
PHONE 69 -J
PORT ST. JOE
Complete Home Furnishins..
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THE STAR, PtMI S. JlDE,-.VLF.,C0UNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FP-,SRUARV 2, 1946
FRIDAY,~~~~~ FERAY2 14 1~SAPR'T OGL ONY LRD AETU
BAPTIST W. M. S. MEETS followed by a short program byl JIMMY HOWELL OBSERVES
The Baptist W. M. S. met at the the G. A. girls in observance of HIS SEVENTH RIRTHDAY
church Monday afternoon with their Focus Week. At 3:30 Rev R. Jimmy Howell celebrated his
Mrs. C. A. McCelllan in charge of F. Hallford will teach another seventh birthday Monday with a
a program on stewardship. Mrs. chapter of the book, "Rightly Di- party at his home, twenty of his
Curtis Palmer 4nd Mrs. Mary Wig- viding the Word of Truth." fricnds sharing this happy occa-
gins gave a report on the conven- a i n sion with him.
tion held in Jacksonville, which Miss Royce Goforth, who is at- A number of games were played
was enjoyed 'by everyone. Follow-. tending F. S. C. W. at Tallahas- and then a bicycle contest was en-
ing the meeting, the young ma- see, spent the week-end here As joyed by all. The guests were then
trons' circle served delicious re- the guest of Mrs. B. H. Dickens invited to the dining room where
freshments to the members, and Mrs. Tom Mosely. a beautiful valentine cake cen-
All members are urged to at- Mrs. Jack Little and son Jackle tered the table, which was covered
tend the next meeting, beginning visited relatives and friends in with a linen cloth decorated with
at 2:45 for the business session, Carrabelle last week. red and green crepe paper. Place
cards of valentines for each little
guests were favors. Jimmy made
SSa big wish and, blew out al' seven
1Trans erIe SCm.r candles with one breath and all
were served cake an.d punch.
WE HAUL ANYTH1ING! Those present were Bertie Lou
Bosarge, Julian WheeAtler, Patty
ONLY LICENSED FURNITURE MOVER IN Brooks, W. L. Smith, Jimmy Mont-
gomery, Ralph Swatts, Robert Ned-
GULF COUNTY ley, Freddie Owens, Frances Lewis,
Bert Munn, Jimmy Costin, Richard
Sub-Agent for Mayflower Van Lines Waldorf, Jerome Strickland, Neese
Lilius, Jackie Hall, Reed Lewis,
Ann Ward, Bobbie Ward, Frances
C. W. R E D "I H O R TO N Jones and Marietta. Chafin.
Mrs. Howell was assisted in
PHONE 227 SUNNY STATE SERVICE serving by Mrs. H. E. Bosarge and
Mrs. Donald Birath.
_a ," JUNE WISE CELEBRATES
HER NINTH BIRTHDAY
K ilLittle Miss June Wise celebrated
0 her ninth birthday Thursday ot
Kenney M mercantile last week with a party at her home.
After the arrival of her many-
little friends, outdoor games, were
oM pany played until they were invited ]u-
C om0l any side where they were served birth-
day cake, cookies, candy and punch.
Guests present were Sonny Boy
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS Chfin, Ruby MilsteadS Marietta
Chafin, John, Milstead, Joe Frank
LeGrone, Aletta Blanding, Pierce
Taunton, Francis Smith, Ferrell
A Complete Lin6 of Allen, Theodora Pivian, Timothy
Elder, Dora Wheelis, Billy Milton
Jo-hnosn and Anna Bell Hazlip.
groceries Meats Dry goods Miss Peggie Wise was assistedI
in serving by Miss Joan Smith aid
Mrs. Milton Chafin.
PHONE 136 W PORT ST. JOE, FLA. MASONS TO ENTERTAIN
WORTHY GRAND MASTER
The local Alasonic lodge wi'l en-
tertain Worthy Grand Master of
the State of Florida Warren, b.
DOES GOD HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THESE DARK, Taylor next Wednesday evening,
DIFFICULT DAYS AND TRYING TIMES? February 7, with a banquet at the
Be Sure To Read: Centennial Auditorium. The ban-
"PREACHING FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" quet will be held promptly at 8
By R. F. HALLFOD o'clock followed by a meeting at
By R. F. HA Fthe lodge hall. The dinner will be
THE MESSAGES: served by ladies of the O. E. S.
I.. ,,,., "Remember Pearl Harbor!" All Masons and their wives and
II. Putting a Ceiling on Prayer. members of the Order of Eastern
SIll. An Upside-D.wn World.
Star are urged to attend the ban-
';.7 IV. Practical Value., of Hell.
IV. Practical Values of Hell. quet, and all Master Masons are
V. Some Things Which Believers Have
In Common. expected to attend the meeting ?t
V A.h'.. \ W A ... hc AWhit. Peoni WeA. the hall.
Afraid to Join. y
VIII. Lost and Found Joy.
IX. Infant Salvation.
X. The Most Important Question In
the World and Its Answer.
Beautifully bound in blue cloth, lettered in aluminum; attractive
paper jacket; 124 pages; $1.50, postpaid. Order from
First Baptist Church, P. 0. Box M M, Port St. Joe, Fla.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4
9:45--Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"I DARE YOU!"
7:00--Baptist Training Union..
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
"OH, SAY, BUT I'M GLAD!"
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Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pitts an-
nounce the birth of a son on Janu-
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Register are
announcing the birth of a daugh-
ter, Patricia Louise, on. January 28.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Whitfield of
Wewahitchka announce, the birth
of a daughter on January 26. The
young lady has been named Bar-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper are
the proud parents of a son, born
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Coulter of
Apalachicola announce the birth of
a son, Joseph Felix, January 26.
(All births.occurred at the Port St.
Joe municipal hospital.)
The Misses Mary Wooden and
Geraldine Parker speni.t;the week-
end in Blountstown a., g e--t or
Miss Sarne'l Clements and Mr. and
Mrs. John Clements.
Mrs. Ellen Alford and son of
Blountstown spent Saturday here
with. her sister and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Parker.
Mrs. W. S. Quarles and son of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., arrived Thursday
of last week for a few days here
on business. ..
WOMAN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR
VALENTINE PARTY FEB. 14
The finance committee of the
Port St. Joe Woman's Club is spon-
soring a Valentine Day party on
the evening of February 14 at the
Centennial Auditorium. Featured
will be bridge and bingo.
Everyone is extended an invita-
tion to attend, especially new-
comers to the city. Those attend-
ing' are asked to bring tables and
their own cards. The building will
be heated and tastefully decorated
for the occasion. Tickets, at 50
cents, will be on sale tomorrow at
Smith's Pharmacy and the MIiller
Mrs. Charles Stewart and son
l"ft Thursday, morning for her
home in Columhbia. S. C. Sgt. Stew-
art, who has t en stationed ,at
Tyndall Field, has been trans-
ferred to a field in Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson
and daughter spent the week-end
in Blountstown, the guests of Mrs.
Mrs. Fred Wages and daughter
of Apalachicola were guests 'Sat-
urday of Mr. and Mrs. D. C.' Miller
and Mr. and Mrs. Youal Wages.
Lt. (j.g.). Carl Kelley from the
Naval Air Station at Pensacola
spent the week-end here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kellej-.
Mrs. Harold Powell had as her
guests for the week-end her hus-
band from Mobile, and her sister,
Mrs. Austiin Kent and baby from
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than minimum daily require-
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resistance to infection of the nose,
throat, eyes, ears and sinuses.
Vitamin D is necessary to enable
the body to make use of the calcium
and phosphorus in our food.
Insure your minimum requirements
of these two important Vitamins, by
taking a ONE-A-DAY Vitamin A
and D Tablet every day.
Economical-50 or less per
Convenient-you take only one
tablet a day.
Pleasant-children actually like "
the taste-and so will you.
IMPORTANT-when buying Vita-
mins, compare potencies and price..
"Get them at your drug store.
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MONDAY and TUESDAY
February 5 6
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
February 8 9
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
.FRIDY, FE13RUARY 2,1945 .
THE STAR, PORT-ST. JO)E, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Returns From Visit In Arkansas
Mrs. J. L.. Temple returned Mon-,
day after a month's visit with her
mother in Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry and
children left Wednesday for Bain-
bridge. Ga. From there Mr. Perry
will continue on to Atlanta for an
Dr. .1. C. Coe was called to Tal-
lahassee Sunday due to the illness
of his sister.
FOR SALE-Large gate-leg table,
walnut finish; $7.50. Call 173-J.
FOR RENT-Five-room unfurnish-
ed house'in Oak Grove. See Karl
Knodel, Oak Grove. 1*
LOST AND FOUND
LOST Craftsman 3-blade pocket
knife, stag handle, 3% inches in
length, somewhere on city streets
Monday. Reward if finder returns
to The Star office or to Rev. 0. D.
Langgton. 1 26 2-2
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-
ih service. Write PhiliDps' Music
3.. Panama City, Fla. 1-26*
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
WE HAVE ESTABLISHED a one-
etop service station for real es-
tate. List your property with us.
'We are prareprepared to handle all de-
tails deeds, mortgages, options,
abstracts and notary work. Are
you interested in buying? We can
find what you want. CONKLIN
and CARTER, Registered Real Es-
tate Brokers, Costin Bldg. Day
phone 201; night 121. 2-9*
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED- Small electric heater.
*Call at The Star office. tf
It's the patriotic thing to cash in
on your un-used 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,
cheriag, encouraging-the sooner
Victory will be won. We will pay
'CASH! Write Philips' Music Mart,
Panama City,-Fla. 1-26*
'INCOME TAX EXPERTS
SHOULD YOU have filed, income
tax'Jan. 15? Many who have not
should, have. Call at our office in
Costin Bld'g., or phone day 201,
,night 121. Conklin & Carter 2-2*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
,that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
In +he Sheffield colored quarters
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the
Registration Books of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
all qualified electors who are qual-
ified under Ordinance No. 35X and
Chapter 18816, Laws 'of Florida,
Acts of 1937. ,
Said books will be oDened on
January 31, 1945, and will remain
open for registration purposes un-
til February 9, 1945, between the
hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 A.
M.. and 2 o'clock P. M. until 5
o'clock P. M. each day except Sun-
days and holidays. All persons de-
siring to register shall call at the
City Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk
1-19 As Registration Officer
2-2 City of Port St. Joe.
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby, given that the
regular Municipal Election for the
election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
and one City Commissioner for tl1
unexpired term of one year for the I
City of Port St. Joe will .be hel(I
in the City Hall in the City of Port
St. Joe on Tuesday, February 20th,
The polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. _M. i
Eosqtern Stndard War TIme.
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Two new basketball teams have
been organized in school, the Bull-
dogs and, the Tigers, composed of
boys from the seventh and eigh'tn
grades. They made their debut on
the Centennial court Tuesday eve-
ning, the tilt ending in a 9 to 9
tie. Tom Bartee captains the Bull-
dogs, while Buster Owens heans
The band had a vacation Mon-
day and Tuesday while the band-
master was moving his family to
our fair city. It is back in session
now, though, getting into good
The library has been opened, at
last after being closed all year.
New books have been purchased
by the P.-T. A. and Will be placed
on the shelves soon. The library is
FOR CITY COMMISSION
I wish to announce to the people
of P.ort St. Joe my candidacy for
City Commissioner for the one
year term on February 20. It has
been my privilege to serve you for
the past six months. During that
time I have used the position en-
trusted to me for the betterment
of our city. If elected I shall be
at all times mindful of the responsi-
bility that rests on us at this time.
And you can be assured that every
matter brought to my -attention
will have thorough, prompt and
fair consideration. Your vote and
your support will be sincerely ap-
MILES K. HURLBUT
FOR CITY COMMISSION
I take the's opportunity of an-
nouncing to the citizens of Port St.
Joe my candidacy for re-election as
City Commissioner for the three-
year term on February 20th. It is
my purpose, a. it has been in the
past, to study thoroughly the fi-
nancial, moral and social problems
our city faces and to foster the
growth of civic interest in Port St.
Joe through proper publicity as to
'what is planned, to the end that
those who elect us, who choose us
as their representatives, will study
and work with us, sponsoring there-
by the real ideal of municipal or
any other kind of government. If
such meets your approval, I would
appreciate your fair and mature
consideration and active support.
B. B. CONKLIN.
DRIVE BY "
and Get Your Windshield
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician's prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score
or more of exacting tests for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of
the ingredients your physician prescribes.
We use Merck Prescription Cho.idcaf
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Dootor's Prescription
under the management of Miss Monday. buildings'
Elkins and the senior class. The school is' improving-its wa- -----. -----
Pictures for the annual were ter system. A new and' larger pipe Miss Margie Kirkland from Au-
taken this week of the seniors, ju- has been laid and new meters in- burn, Ala., spent the week-end here
niors, sophomores and the staff. stalled. This will improve consider- with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Kirk-
The group pictures will be taken ably the water supply in all the land.
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21ar Production Loard SSayj:
"ELIMINATE OUTDOOR LIGHTING
TO SAVE COAL AND R FUELS"
PesurtRea 9 Care
Please Read Carefully
Title 32-National -Defense
Chapter IX-War Production Board
Part 4500-Power, Water, Gas ard Central Steam Heat
(Utilities Order U-9)
4500.61 Utilities Order U-9. (a) PURPOSE OF THiS ORDER.
War requirements have created a shortage in the supply of coal
and other fuels. The purpose of this order is to save fuels used in
the generation of electricity by prohibiting certain unnecessary uses
(b) DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this order:
(1) "Person" means any individual, partnership, association,
business trust, corporation, political subdivision, governmental
agency or corporation or any organized group of persons whether
incorporated or not.
(2) "Electric Supplier" means any person who generates,
transmits or distributes electricity.
PROHIBiTED USES: No person shall use electricity for any
of the following purposes:
(1) Outdoor advertising and outdoor promotional lighting.
(2) Outdoor display lighting except where necessary for the
conduct of the business of outdoor establishments.
(3) Outdoor decorative and outdoor ornamental lighting.
(4) Show window lighting except where necessary for interior
(5) Marquee lighting in excess of 60 watts for each marquee.
(6) White way street lighting in excess of the amount
determined by local public authority to be necessary for
(7) Outdoor sign lighting except for:
(i) Directional or identification signs required for fire
and police protection, traffic control, transportation
terminals or hospitals; or directional or identifica-
tion signs for any similar essential public service the
lighting of which is specifically certified to be nec-
essary by local authority. Certification shall be
made in writing to the appropriate'electric supplier
and need not be in any particular form:
,ii) Directional or identification signs using not more
than 60 watts per establishment, for doctors and
for hotels, and other public lodging establishments.
WPB also appealed for maximum conservation in all uses of
electricity that are not prohibited by the order and said that "the
electric industry of the nation, both public and private, has pledged
its whole-hearted co-operation in support of the fuel conservation
program announced by War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes."
CONSERVATION HELPS THE NATION
FLO IDA POWER.
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