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BILLY BOWEN HAS HAD YEAR
IN THE LINE WITH 7TH ARMY
With the 36th "Texas" Division,
Ith Army, France, Feb. 15th (De-
layedi--(Special to The Star)-As
a member of the 132nd Field Ar-
tillery Battalion of the veteran 36tn
"Texas" Division, Corporal Billy
A. Bowen, son of Mrs. J. A. Christ-
mas of Port St. Joe, Fla., today
passed his 365th day of 'combat. To
celebrate the days the men of the
battalion fired their 240,000th com-
bat round. February 15 also marks
the completion of six consecutive
months of combat, beginning when
the 132nd was one of the original
artillery units to land during the
invasion of southern France.
More than a year'has gone by,
since the artillerymen first landed,
in North Africa and since they
landed at Bloody Salerno as one
of the very first American artil-
lery units to fight on European,
soil during this war. At Salerno
they earned their battle. cry, "Fight
with the rammer staff!" When the
Germans threatened, to push the,
beachhead back into the sea, tue
men. of the 132nd! stood by their
guns, firing into the masses, of
enemy tanks, willing to defend
their gun positions with their ram-
mers if necessary.
Since then they have fought
their way into Naples .and Rome,
seen action in the bloody battles
around Cassino, San Pietro and
Velletri on the Anzio beachhead.
They have fought in the strategic
(battles, of Montelimar, where the
German 19th Anmy was, destroyed,
and the Voge-.. M,:.unrtin-. key to
Alsace and the southern Rhine.
,PFC. HARRY D. JOHNSON,
WRITES FROM GERMANY
Feb. 26, 1945
Dear Editor Bill-I received m7
copy of The Star today, the first
one Pve had in some time. All the
time I was in the hospital I didn't
receive one. Now that I'm back
with my outfit, I will get it regu-
I see by The Star that my, bro-
ther Paul in Italy is a regular cor-
respondent. I like the paper, for
it gives all the home town news.
I sure miss the ol' home town and
all the boys that used to be there.
I know all you good people of
St. Joe are doing your part in this
war the same as we fellows over
here, and hope some day to be
back there with you.
,Lots of luck-and keep The Star
HARRY D. JOHNSON.
FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC
The Land of Coconuts
Feb. 19, 1945
Dear Editor Bill-I have been
thinking of writing you for some
time but just never got around to
it. I'm a pretty .busy guy these
days and don't have too much time
for anything. .
Recently I have been receiving
lots of mail.. You can't imagine
how much letters really mean to
a guy overseas. They're the next
thing to actually being home.
I see from some of the ad-
dresses in The Star that our St.
Joe boys are scattered all' over the
globe. Most of us have had more
sightseeing than we ever planned.
If luck comes my way I look to
be back in Port St. Joe for some
real hunting this, winter. I under-
stand' that game is plentiful In
Gulf cohity due ot the shortage of
I would like to be-back in old St.'
Joe longer oiibf to sy "heaio" to
everyone, but as I can't, I ask you
(Ooatinued on Page 2)
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Fture Industrial Center
VOLUME VllI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1945 NUMBER 24
Mother Receives Effort Made To
Bronze Star Medal Turn City Into
Awarded Her Son
Posthumous Presentation Is Made I
Here To Mrs. Nichols By Com-
mander of Gordon Johnston Handicaps of Nature Prove
Too Great To Develop St.
A brief but impressive ceremony T Great To Develop St.
was held here Wednesday after- Joseph Commercially
inoon in the office of American Red i
Cross when Mrs. Viola Nichols re- (Eighth Article of a Seriecs)
ceived the Bronze Star Meda'l The population of St. Josephi
awarded posthumously to her son, seems, to have been increasing
Pvt. Jesse M. Nichols, who was fairly rapidly at this time (1838-
killed in action in France. 1839). The number of voters who
The presentation was. made by expressed their preference at the
Brigadier General William H. Hol- constitutinoal election of May 1839
combe, commanding general of amounted to 283, which was 23
Camp Glordon Johnston, who made more than were enumerated in, the
a short but impressive talk, telling census of the preceding year and
of the continued bravery of Pri- about 70 more than went to the
vate Nichols in action over a pe- polls in the same election in Ap-
riod of several days. alachicola.
, The citation reads: "For gar- During the fourth season of com-
lantry in action on 24 Octdober 1944 petition, the winter of 1839-40, a
near * When German ar- new locomotive was put into opei-
tillery disrupted communications action on, the Iola railroad. This
with his unit, Private Nicholswas the last big investment mae
moved through heavy hostile fire by the' Saints, so far as we know.
to find the break in the line. Enemy The lion's' share of the bumper
fire continued, to fall in the area cotton crop of the season was
and, Private Nichols, was killed ib- shipped from Apalachicola. Of the
pairing the line. His gallant con- almost 105,000 bales exported from
duct refelcts' much credit on the, this region, 72,232 bales were sent
Army of the United States. from the' wharves of the older city.
Present at the presentation., in The results of this year's rl-
addition to Gen. Holcombe, were vary were the dedth blow to St.,
Mrs. Holcombe, T. M. Schneider-, Joseph's aspirations for comme-
commander of the local American upremacy. Much wealth ha,
Legion post; B. W: Eells, chair- cial supremacy. Much wealth hap
man of the local selective service been lavishlyspen the pro-n
board, and a number of relatives motrsin layingout the
and friends of Mrs. Erecting warehouses and wharves
and. friends ofh .Mrs. Nichols. o L, +, -, T.e ,, Wimico' and
Kiwanis Club Picks
Marc Fleishel, Jr., Given Honorary
Membership For 'Service To
"For outstanding service to the
community and the nation" Marc
L. Fleishel, Jr., was named hon-
orary member of the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club for the year 1945.
In keeping with its annual cus-
tom, the club presented Fleishel
with a certificate of honorary
membership at its regular meeting
Thursday night of last week, when
Glenn Boyles, club president, lauded
his. leadership in many civic ac-
tivities, citing his efforts on- be-
half of the municipal hospital, in
helping to secure and equip it as
well as serving on the. board or
trustees, his leadership as chail-
man of the defense council, as
chairman of the Gulf county chap-
ter of the American Red Cross, ana
on the river at lola, in construct-
ing 36 miles of railroad, in pur-
chasing at least three locomotives
and in dredging the: bay and the
A long continued and able cam--
paign of publicity had ,been con-
ducted. All political wire-pulling
that was humanly possible had
been attempted. Inducemepts to
settlers and business men, had,
been made with unusual .far-sight-
edness. Churches, schools, well-
kept public. houses with' ice-cold
drinks, and a good race track, had
been established. It may be. safely
said that the founders of St.
Joseph had done practically every-
thing possible to make their ven-
ture a success, but' all in vain.
The handicaps of nature proven
The financial resources of the
Saints were about exhausted; and
the heyday of their strongest al-
lies, the banks, had' long since
passed. ,New causes of worry were
beginning to disturb both cities.
The Western Georgia cotton, belt
was about to be connected with
This is the last photograph made
of Ens. Carl A. Soderberg, and
was taken January 24 of this
County Red Cross
Quota Is peached
Whirlwind' Campaign Makes Goal
of $6200 In Nine Days; Paper
Mill Employes qve Half
Tabulation, of contributions ana
pledges up to yesterday? shows
that the local Red Cross chapter
has met its quota of $6200 in the
speedy campaign stressed by the
War Fund chairman at the begin-
ning of the drive nine, days ago.
Special mention, goes to E. L.
Hobaugh, his lieutenants and the
employes of.tb- .To Paper.
Company whdse conrrihutions and
pledges amounted to $3,443, or
more than half of the entire quota
for Gulf county.
The drive is not officially, closed
yet, as there are, still some in the
county who have not been given
the opportunity to contribute. The
drive will continue until everyone
has been contacted, as the quota
set by national Red Cross head-
quarters is merely a standard to
achieve. The length of the war
will be the governing factor in the
funds needed by the chapter, as
the returning veterans will have
to be cared, for until .their claims
are adjudicated, which takes from
60 to 90 days.
As soon' as contributions have
been tabulated by sections, the list
of co-chairmen' and the amounts
collected by them will be made
To Open Sunday
Evangelist Joe Bell of Birming-
ham, Ala., Will Be Visiting
as director of local salvage worn. "
"These are but a few of the the Atlantic coast by rail, and the The First Baptist, Church will
many services that he has ren river above the Florida boundary The First Baptist Church will
dered and continues to' render" (Continued on Page 4) begin its annual spring revival
said Boylesn. an d we deem it 'a '-' Sunday morning, March 18, at 11
said Boyles," and we deem ith this RPPLD CHLDRENS CLINIC o'clock, and continue through the
privilege to present him with this CRIPPLED CHILDREN C ning service, March 25. Serv-
certificate in keeping, with the TO BE SPONSORED BY LEGION icesenill be held, tMarice daily, 9:4
ideals, and traditions of Kiwanis A crippled children's clinic will a. m. and 7:45 p. m., with services
International." be held In.Port St. Joe some time
"___the middle of April, sponsored by on Sundays' at the regular hours.
Sthe mide of April, sponsored The congregation is making both
Methodist Church Will Willis, V. Rowan Post, Amea-ican general and detailed preparation
Hold"' Pre-Easter Service Legion.ative date set is Apiil 1, for this meeting. Special prayer
Tentative date set is April 14, meetings have Ibeen held, and each
Pre-Easter evangelistic services and those interested in the clinic night this week a "Ch rch School
will be held at the First Metho- are asked to watch The Star for .n Evangelism" is being conducted
dist Church beginning Palm Sun, further announcement. in preparation for the meeting.
day, March 25, and continuln- Evangelist Joe W. Bell, pastor of
through Easter Sunday, April 1. Returns To Lakehurst After Leave the Gate City Baptist Churcen,
The pastor, Rev. O., D. Langston, William M. Trawick, AM2/c, re- Birmingham, Ala., will be the vis-
will conduct'the. services,. turned, Monday to his post of duty citing preacher. He is a thoroughly
A cordial invitation Is expended at Lakehurst, N. J., after .a very capable Bible student, a strong
to all to attend these services, enjoyable 10-day, leave here with preacher and well-qualified in all
which will be held each evening at his mother and family, Mr. and ways to fill his place In this meet-
8 o'clock. Mrs, Oscar Roberts. (Continued on Page 2)
Give Up Hope of
Intensive Search of Atlantic
Area Where Plane Crashed
Is Conducted By Navy
Confirming a telegram received
last week by C. A. Soderberg from
the navy department that his son,
Ensign Cai1 A. Soderberg, Jr., was
missing following night flying ma-
neuvers, near Edgartown, Mass.,
Mr. Soderberg this week received
a letter'from Commodore Rowe of
the U. S. Naval Air Station -at
Quounst Point, R. I., Anforming
him that after an intensive search
naval authorities had reached tie
conclusion that Ensign Soderiberg,
was definitely lost.
Commodore Rowe said, in part:
"The plane your son was flying
failed to return from a routine
flight in the 'vicinity of Edgar-
town, Mass. An Intensive search
of the area has so far yielded no
further results, but search opera-
tions are still being conducted. I:
appears that the plane apparently
crashed into the ocean, but an in-
vestigation is now being conducted
which may reveal further details
as to the exact cause of the tragic
"Although I cannot state offici-
ally that your son is dead,, since
that is, for the secretary of "th
navy to determine, I an forced to
the conclusion that such is the
"CarlNis missing in line of duty,
and if, -as seems probable, he has
lost his life, he died while serving
his country. The greatest honur
and glory are his. He was engaged
in work of the utmost importance,
andi his contribution to our even-
tual victory will not be forgotten.
'Your son was an excellent pilot
who earned the respect and affec-
tion of all officers and men with
whom he was associated'. He ib
"I am not only speaking for my-
self, but for all the officers and
men of my command when I ex-
tend to you my deepest sympathy."
The letter was dated March 7.
Ensign Soderberg received his
pre-flight training at the Navy
Pre-Flight School, Athens, Ga.; his
progressive flight training at the
Naval Air Station, St. Louis, Mo.,
and was graduated. on August 23,
1944, from the Naval Air Training
Station at Corpus Christi," Texas.
After a brief visit here on August
25 for a visit with his, parents, he
went to Miami for advanced train-
ing, and in January of this year
he was sent up north for final
training as a torpedo plane pilot.
Circus Coming Here
Sponsored By Legion
The Sello Brothers big two-ring
circus is, coming to Port St. Joe
next Thursday andt Friday under
sponsorship of Willis V. Rowan
Post 116, American Legion. It will
set up tents in the ball park.
Proceeds realized by the Legion
frocn the sponsorship will 'be used
for conducting the crippled chiL-
dren's clinic here next month.
Nurse Back On Job
Mrs. Tin", Mudge, R.N., returned
Saturday night from New Orleans
where she visited her husband and
ricaDd.' for six wel-":.
A IITIART.J U Ii I 6
DESCENDANT OF GAUTIER
INTERESTED IN ARTICLE
ON OLD CITY OF ST. JOE
A letter was received this week
from D. P. Gautier, assistant tax
assessor of the city of Miami, it-
questing copies of The Star con-
taining the series of articles on old
IMr. Gautier writes that Peter W.
Gautier, mentioned in the articles
in connection with the constitu-
tional convention held here in, 1838,
was his great-grandfather. He a'so'
states that he has a copy of The
St, Joseph Times dated 1836.
'UNCLE CHARLIE' BRINGS
IN A CHOICE CABBAGE
"Uncle" Charlie McClellan was
bragging to the editor about his
prowess as a grower of cabbages
the other day and we told him that
he was letting his imagination run
riot, that nobody around here ever
grew cabbages like he described.
That made him madi, so Tuesday
he brought us a really superb specl-
men, that weighed six pounds, in-
cluding the worms. "Never cu:tl-
vated 'em at all," said Mr. Mac.
'Just stuck 'em in the ground and
they just 'growed,' like Topsy."
We wonder just how large his
cabbages would have been had, he
With the Colors -
(Continued from page 1)
to give them my best regards.
The editor has added an Eighth
Air Force shoulder patch to \his
growing collection, through the
courtesy of S/Sgt. Dennis Arnold
of Tyndall Field, who has just re-
turned from England and 35, mis-
sions over Germany.
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., of this city
was commissioned an ensign on
March 9 in the U. S. Naval Re-
serve at graduation exercises for
the ninth class of midshipmen to
complete training at the naval
training school at Cornell Univer-
sity, Ithaca, N. Y.
T/Sgt. Wm. M. Coody, 14013235,
588th Eng. Sqdn., 76th Air Service
Group, APO 18217, c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif. (Looks likt.
Billy's going over to take a crack
at the Japs.)
William Sullivan', CM 3/c, U.,S.S.
Oak Hill, 6th Div., c/o Fleet Post-
office, San Francisco, Calif.
Pfc. Earl Lightfoot, 860453, Co.
D, 1st MP Bn, FMF Pacific, c/o
Fleet lAostoffice, .U. S. M. C., San
Return From Visit In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chatlham and
family returned.Sunday night from
Laurel, Miss.. where they visited
relatives and friends for several
Spend Week-end In Milton
Mr. and. Mrs. H. E. Helms arnd
son andi Mrs. Robert L. Smith vis-
ited relatives and friends in Mil-
ton over the week-end.
-- --- ---- ..
Sgt. Fred Perry In Town
,Sgt. 2red Perry, stationed at
Keisler Field, Miss., is visiting his
brother and family, Mr. and Mrs.
R. D. Perry.
Visitor From West Virginia
Mrs. W. C. Furrow of BartleTy,
W. Va., is visiting her brother and
family, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry.
On Business Trip To Texas
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit left
Tuesday for points in Louisiana
and Texas on a business trip.
Seebee Talley Visits
Richard Taltey, WT 1/c, of the
Seebees, visited. Cousin Roy Evans
and other friends here last Friday.
Buys Lots On Reid Avenue
Glenn Boyles this week pur-
chased the two vacant lots at the
corner of Reid. Avenue and Fourth
Street from the St. Joe Land and
Development Company. Mr. Boyles
states that he will erect a modern
store building on the site after the
Attend Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hall and sons
attended the family reunion of
Mrs. Alice M. Hall in Blountatown
last week. There were about 45
members of the family gathered
there for the occasion.
Attend Livestock Show
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maddox and.
Mr. an.d Mrs. W. J. Ferrell at-
tended the livestock show held
Wednesday in Quincy.
The War Bond you buy may be
HIS ticket home!
BAPTIST WMU EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE MEETS HERE
The executive meeting of the
Baptist W. M. U. of the'Northwest
Coast Association was held at the
local Baptist church Thursday.
Visitors from all churches in the
association were present.
A delicious lunch was served by
the hostess church to those pres-
Completes Deck Training
Ens. C. G. Costin, Jr., arrived
Sunday night from Ithaca, N. Y.,
where he has completed his deck
training. After a six-dlay leave here
with his parents he will continue
on to Dallas, Texas, where he' will
enter pre-combat training.
Spending Week-end In Dothar,
Mrs. J. E. Rollins left Thursday
for Dothan, Ala., where she wilt
visit over the week-end with her
As of December 31, 1944
Cash ................................................$ 1,355,526.76
United States Government........................ 6,002,314.10
State County Municipal....................... 2,851,124.45
Miscellaneous .............I........ ............. 81,400.00
Railroads ...................................... 681,071.25
Utilities ..... .. ............................... 243,352.50
Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Shares ............... 9,000.00
Foreign Government .............................. 12,925.00
Federal Home Loan Bank........................ 43,600.00
Utilities ............ .. .................. ....... 666,617.21
Industrial ..................... ................. 648,064.88
Railroads ........................................ 35,500.00
First Mortgages on Improved Real Estate............. 6,725,314.52
Real Estate Sold on Contract....................... 12,295.07
Real Estate (Including H. 0.). ..................... 127,271.00
Policy Loans and Liens......................... 1,245,796.52
Premiums Due and Accrued...................... 870,327.99
Interest Due and Accrued.......................... 148,738.19
Miscellaneous ....... ........... ........... .. 19,652.77
Legal Reserve on All Policies ....................... .$17,448,962.26
Present Value of Disability Claims.................. 60,945.98
Funds Left in Trust and Annuities........ ........... 1,239,702.61
.. Death Claims Due and Unpaid..................... None
Claims Reported; Proofs not Received............... 65,379.45
Premiums and Interest Paid in Advance ........:.. 525,072.28
Reserved for Taxes ................................. 161,000.00
Agent's Cash Bonds ................................ 111,727.71
Other Liabilities ............................... 145,101.92
Total .................. $19,757,892.21
Contingency Reserve.....................$ 500,000.00
Surplus ........................... ... 1,042,000.00
Capital Stock ........................... 500,000.00
Policyholders' Surplus ..... ........2,042,000.00
Gees To Veterans' Hospital
Sgt. Earnest L. Lightfoot left
Sunday for the Oliver general hos-
pital at Augusta, Ga., after spena-
ing a 21-day furlough here with
his mother, Mrs. Bessie Lightfoot
and other relatives.
Visiting From Louisiana
Mrs. Henry Raiford of Shreve-
port, La., arrived Saturday for an
extended visit here with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Plair.
Home From Arcadia
Mr-. J. A. Christmas returned
home Saturday night from Arcadia
where she had been caring for
her sister who had been ill for
Home From Vacation
Mrs. John Gaskin returned Sun-
day night from New Orleans, La.,
where she spent her vacation.
(Continued from page 1)
ing. The people of our city wilt
her him with distinct spiritual-
Stanford Beckham, director of
church music, will lead the sing-
ing. Although Mr. Beckham is a
comparative newcomer to our city,
he is already, quite well known. In
addition to the usual congrega-
tional singing, there will be spe-
cial choir numbers by the adult
.choir under his direction, and by
the youth choir under the direc-
tion of Miss Erline McClellan. In-
strumental music will be furnished
by the organ, piano, Solovox and
some band instruments.
The public is cordially invited to
attend any or all these services.
Mrs. H. L. Oliver of Apalachl-
cola was shopping here. Friday.
I am pleased to present for your informa.-
tion an annual statement which shows sub-
stantial progress in every department of your
company. We welcomed into the Gulf Life
family holders of more than one hundred
thousand new policies during the year, to a
total of nearly eight hundred thousand. The
Company assets have increased proportion-
ately while surplus and reserves for the pro-
tection of policyholders have been built up
far in excess of legal requirements.
Two hundred and twenty Gulf Life em-
ployees are in military service, and it is our
fervent hope that most will return to peace-
ful pursuits before many more months.
We have continued to invest heavily in
United States War Bonds, and today morp
than one-fourth of our total assets are in-
vested in this- the safest investment in the
world. We look forward confidently to 1945
as a year of even greater increases than those
achieved in 1944.
Yours very truly,
INSURANCE IN FORCE
Gaining Insurance in Force In
Company has created Reserves
and paid to Policyholders since
i* More than One-fourth of Comn-.
pany's Assets are in U. S. War
MORE THA-C,- s--
THE SITAR 'PORNT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1943
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RATION NOTES Port Theater Manager Benjamin
41 IIIIIIIIIII llllllllllll llllllllllllllllHIl Rivers please note: Last week the
ProcssedFood Ilstls Kiwanis Club was treated) to a
Processed Foods-Blue stamps: triple feature, double comedy a
X5, Y5, Z5, A2 and B2 now valid'. triple feature- double comedy and
expire March 31; C2. D2, E2, F2 travelogue-and all for free-thru
and G2 now valid, expire April 28; the courtesy of Mesrs. J. R. and
n2, J2, K2. L2 and M2 now valid. Editor Bill Smith (no relation to
Hpi2, J2, K2. L2 and M2 now valid. the cough p bothers) Besides
expire June 2; N2, P2, Q2, R2 and the cough rop brothers). Besides
h~ad L .'easiesLm'
S2 now valid, expire June 30.
Meats and Fats Red stamps.
Q5, R5, and S5 now valid, expire
March 31; T5. U5, V5, W5 and X5
now valid, expire April 28; Y5, ZB,
A2, B2. 02 and' D2 now valid, ex-
pire June 2; E2, F2, G2, H2, and
J2 now valid, expire June 30.
Sugar-Stamp 35, good for. five
pounds, expires June 2.
Shoes-Airplane stamps No,. 1
2 and 3 valid indefinitely.
Gasoline-A-14 coupons are now
valid through March 21, 1945.
ASK MODIFICATION OF
FOR EAST COAST R. R.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 15
(FNS) The St. Joe Paper Com-
pany of Port St. Joe, Fla., has pe-
titionedl the interstate commerce
commission to modify the reor-
ganization plan for the Florida
East Coast Railway.
The paper company owns, a ma-
jority of the FEC stock and asks
that the effective date of the plan
be extended from January 1, 1946,
to July 1, 1946. It also seeks to
change financing provisions of the
plan to make the stock more in-
viting to bondholders.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
9:45 a. m.---hurch school
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meeting,
Sibile study and choir practice
Wednesday at 7:80 p. m.
The War Bond you buy may be
HIS ticket home!
SHINE YOUR SHOES!
We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe. ... All makes! All col-
ors! Paste and Liquid.
tIat, J. j. aduuiued some intimate
shots in technicolor, showing fish-
ing scenes in St. Joseph's Bay and
other places which we could not
immediately identify, as well as
boating, and hunting in and) around
nearby lakes. We saw Clay Lewis
holding up a healthy specimen of
somebody's angling prowess; we
don't know whether he caught; It
or not, but Clay certainly, appeared
to be proud of it, because he was
grinning broadly. On second thot,
maybe he was merely mugging for
Speaking of Clay Lewis, we all
join his many other friends in con-
gratulating him upon his improve-
ment in health.
George Wimberly reported upon
the progress of the local play-
ground committee as being very
satisfactory, stating that many
problems are being rapidly ironeou
out, and we expect a campaign to
soon get underway for fund-ratb-
ing for this very important project.
Everyone in Port St. Joe will n-
called, upon to do his share.
Softball is rapidly, gaining In
popularity. It now looks as It
there will be at least six clubs in
the proposed league, and we un-
derstand' that the A. N. Railroad
plans to put a team in the field.
CIGARET SHORTAGE CAUSES
DROP IN STATE REVENUES
The cigaret shortage made it-
self felt in a sharp loss of revenue
:ast month as returns from thn
sale of tax stamps dropped nearly
25 per cent.
This loss was offset to some ex.
tent during the same period by an
increase in tax revenue from beer,
wines and liquors of approximately
12 per cent, according to figures
released by the state beverage de-
Services every Sunday eveniag
at 7:30 o'clock.
and Get Your Windshield
N OW, more than ever, you want
Jo stay on the job and do your
full share of the work which must
be done. Headache, Muscular
Pains, Simple Neuralgia, Func-
tional Modthly Pains slow you
down, interfere with your work,
spoil your fun. Have you ever tried
when any of these common pains
have made you miserable?. /
Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills are
pleasant to take, and prompt in
action. They do not upset the
stomach or make you constipated.
A'single tablet usually brings
relief. Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pil
are compounded under the super-
vision of competent chemists.
*Get Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills
at your drug store. Regular pack-
age 25* E4onomy package $1.00.
R.d dlrectlons and take only as
S 1. QuaestinM i, the average American home S. Quetoe No war plant in tbe Unieda 3laes
1 the electric iron uses about how many kilo- hs er hod to otaal ks production beeause
S watt hour per week? of o electrical power.
4 2 5 7 ..... ......
, b Question: About how many hear will i heMlim Raio set and their M An
ordinary household electric fan operate on widefy t t
5 10 20 4 1 dp d
sANSWERS: L a IW ILaL s. at Ho; s. aMflt 4. 6 aD a y
fl-r-- .___-- ^--^-iii-i- *^ l ^TllM-aa-^->-**af^g ^ S~irflTtlt11 "l*11
IN THE SERVICE OF CUSTOMER, COMMUNITY 1nd COUNTRY
will be measure-d
inK I LOWATJT
Higher living standards for all is the goal of post-war America and better
living in this country means electric living, because in the modern home
practically every new comfort and convenience will be electrically operated.
watt represents a lot of energy.
It is equivalent to 1/3 horsepower
or it will do the work of 13 strong
men. All this energy costs but a
If you think of kilowatt hours as
"servant hours," you will be
amazed at how much a kilowatt
hour will accomplish in your home.
Cheap electricity will provide the
servant power for tomorrow'$
electrical living. Plan now to
utilize fully this great convenience
which is available to all. Remem-
ber the more kilowatt hours you
use the less they cost I
The engineers who are planning
the electric home of tomorrow es-
timate that electric consumption
in the average home will be more
than doubled within the next five
years. They mean, of course, that
kilowatt hour consumption will be
doubled, but not the cost in dollars
and cents because the more kilo-
watt hours you use the lower the
Your post-war world promises
to be brighter, your homemaking
gayer and easier with the magic
help of electric servants. Since
your use of these economical elec-
tric servants will be measured in
kilowatt hours, you will want to
know what a kilowatt hour is and
what it can do for you. Briefly
a kilowatt hour represents the use
of 1,000 watts of electrical energy
for a period of one hour. A kilo-
FRIDAY, MARCH -16, 1945
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A RTE TR O ST ULI I ...1,1
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 j*-
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 r7ord 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
THEY DESERVE IT
"The Red Cross food parcels kept us from
starving You don't know how to appreci-
ate the Red Cross until you see how they
come through with food and clothes." Thus
speak soldiers repatriated home from German
prison camps. Service men know best what
the Red Cross means to our war effort.
Red Cross efforts in the war have been so
stupendous that -they overshadow the organi-
zation's activities on the home front, where
its regular peacetime work, such as safety
programs and disaster relief, continue unin-
terrupted. The work of the Red Cross Is
never done, whether ministering to victims of
home front disasters, or providing food, cloth-
ing, medical care and other services for both
troops and civilians in war areas.
And what if the war should end tomorrow?
Would the demands upon the Red Cross be
fewer? On the contrary, they would be in-
creased and accelerated. There will be mil-
lions of homeless civilians to be provided for
in the liberated areas; there will be millions-
of dislocated families needing assistance inl
America and elsewhere-; there will be the con-
tinuing needs of service men seeking help rin
readjustment to civilian life; the repatriation
of prisoners of war will only have begun in
earnest, and millions of wounded men will be
in hospitals, grateful for the attentions of the
Red Cross. And, of course,-there will always
be the unpredictable home front disasters for
which the Red Cross must be prepared.
The Gulf county chapter of the Red Cross
is seeking to raise $6200 in its annual drive
in this county. The solicitation is being made
by voluntary workers-your neighbors. They
and the Red .Cross deserve your support.
Kenneth Creech, down in the South Pacific
writes that some of the mosquitoes are bigger
than crows. That ain't nothing brother. When
we were working up in Racine, Wis-., a
farmer drove into town with two mosquitoes
hitched to his wagon. He said the skeeters had
drained all the-blood from his two horses and
then were so logy that he had no trouble at
all putting the harness on 'em.
EFFORT MADE TO ,
TURN CITY INTO
(Continued from page 1)
was no longer as, navigable as it
had formerly been.
St. Joseph approached) its fifth
and last commercial season in an
almost hopeless frame of mind.
There was one little -item of ~heer-
ing news. The opening of a new
passenger 'route frota n Charleston;
S. C., to;M-Jobile and New Orleans,
by way of the town wag an-
nounced for October, 1840.. This
would bring transient visitors to
the place every second day from
the populous Atlantic'seacoast-a-a-d
might be the forerunner of ,better
However, the hope was vain. Be-
fore long rumors began circulating
that the residents of Apalachio'.a
were going to buy out the chief
promnote'S of the town. Tn fact,
DON'T BE FOOLED
We noticed Opp Moore yanking out his
heater in the Danley store the other day and
warned him that he'd be sorry, as we are
bound to have some more cool weather be-
fore spring actually arrives. You know ac-
cording to the calendar it's supposed to get
here March 20, but we generally have some".
coolish weather well up into April,
This fake spring has tiptoed up on us and
.lulled us against possible cold weather in the
offing. All the fruit trees hereabouts are
popping out with green leaves and feathery
sprays of blossoms, and amateur gardeners
have been rushing to the stores to secure a
variety of seeds for spring planting.
But these delicate leaves and blossoms, not
to mention the tender young vegetable plants
just poking their tips through the soil, will
probably be nipped by Jack Frost and thrown
for a loss. They've no business being out at
this time of year without their wraps.
We can always count on the heedless month
of March to provide us a too-drastic illustra-
tion of the pertinent metaphor "nipped in the
bud," so don't be fooled by this changeable
THE 'BIG PUSH' NEEDS PULPWOOD
"Lest somebody lay off work in the United
States, I repeat what I think I can say, in my
sleep: 'We haven't won the wars yet-with an
on' on war!'"
These words, spoken by President Roose-
velt after -his return from the latest Big
Three meeting at Yalta, should put an end
once and -for all to the notion that the sur-
der of Germany will allow us to ease up
on our war efforts here at home.
Pulpwood is one of our crucial wat indus-
tries. Any slowing- up in pulpwood production,
now or after the European phase of the war,
would mean a reduction in the raw material
for shipping ammunition, shells, K-ration kits,
blood plasma and a vast number of other war
items when the need for those items is most
In President Roosevelt's' own words: "It is
longer to Tokyo than it isto Berlin, in every
sense of the word."
Secretary of War Stimson intends to "mar-
shal against the Japanese every soldier and
every item of equipment that can be used."
Calling the Japs "not normal opponents,"
Navy Secretary Forrestal believes, "We still
need tremendous amounts of war material-
fast and in vast amounts."
It all adds up to one hard fact: The big
push to final victory will take everything our
army, navy and WE AT HOME con deliver.
Now is not the time to ease up. Now is the
time to redouble our efforts.
i ~: -. ,
John Denidy says its a lot of fun to
al girl-if you can find one who'll run.
s t '"
New York City claims to have more trees
(2,500,000) than any other American city. It
also has 301,850 dogs.
The Apalachicolian, the only pa- metropolis andi appeared as an at-
per of this locality of which a tractive pleasure resort.
fairly complete file for the winter (Ninth Article Next Week)
of 1840-41 is preserved', definitely Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!
announ-cedi the purchase..
What hope could the future now A
hold tor the setters and property. VO E' A
owners of the town? Many had in-. VITAMINKofit Your mTln. ,'-
i vested in real estate, and numbers imum, daii requirements
of A Atd', D Vitamifis or of
of people had built their homes B ComplexViaminst in one (
here. The commerce of the .place easanttableI em.
place the name ONE0A8'DAY
would not be sufficient to support (br itd)- Vitaoin Tablets. -
the .inhab.itants. -Appareirtly a de- d Bt
cision was reached to' encourage
summer visitors and thus make D youE Wefl Cranky
the city an early Pablo-.Beach for do? Dr".MI er
Middle Florida. This seem-ed to be Teasfon. Gf atyoir "
an easy task, since the bay had r C.,Resa 'fr A'
and its cooling sea breezes, and
its climate was reputed to-be the
healthiest in the South. Hence we
find gathered here in the summer Me Gas on St*Ga
of- 1841.som-e of .tei Iead.ing peop-le
of the territory. St. Joseph had ,'
laid aside, its ,role.as n. commp.rcia, -
S, "Copyrighted Material 0
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Navy Recruiter Here Today may apply for enlistment in the
Specialist Al Wilkins of the radio technician (radar), hospital
Marianna navy recruiting station corps or general service programs
will be in Port St. Joe today at mnd young women may apply for
the office of the selective service enlistment in the WAVES.
board between the hours of 1 and
4 p. m. At that time, young men Send The Star to a friend.
We're Overstocked On...
RON LEO RUM
FIFTHS - $3.15
PINTS - $1.75
It MUST Be Moved!
ST. JOE BAR
PORT ST. JOE -:- FLORIDA
It Doesn't Cost A Cent
The President's Protective Investment Plan
a safe, flexible means of providing income
for the future doesn't cost a cent if you
die within 20 years, because all deposits you have
made on it will be returned to your family and
the principal amount of the contract paid to them
FOR DETAILS SEE OR CALL
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1945
THE STAR, -PORT ST. ,JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLIORIDA
WOMAN'S CLUB ENJOYS ['SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE WAYNE GAY IS HONORED Vocal solo by Mrs. Roy Gibson. CHURCH SCHOOL WORkERS-
PROGRAM OF MUSIC 'MEETS WITH MRS. HURLBUT ON NINTH BIRTHDAY I Mrs. R. A. Brown of Panama MEET WITH MRS. DRAKE
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club The Susie Peach Foster Crcle Mrs. W. C. Gay honored her son, City, zone leader, gave an. inter- The regular monthly meeting of
met Wednesday, March 7, in the of the Methodist Church met Mon- Wayne, on his ninth birthday on testing talk on the work of the teachers an d officers of the
club room at the Centennial Buildi- day at the home of Mrs. Miles K. Wednesday, March 7, with a birth- zone and goals ,for 1945. She, pre- church school of the First Metho-
ing, with Mrs. Nobie Stone presid- Hur-but with Mrs. Hurlbut pre- day party at the Gay home on sented Mrs. Draughn, the district dist Church was held Tuesday eve-
ing. The meeting opened with the siding Eighth Street: secretary of Christian education, ning at the home of Mrs. H. A.
high school band playing "The Mrs.0 D. Langston opened the After a period' of games, an egg who also gave a talk concerning 'Drake, with R. G. Boyles, superin-
Star Spangled Banner," followed 'meeting with prayer, followed by hunt was held. Ouida Dean won the, work that she is doing. tendent, presiding.
by the club creed and Salxte to the program from the book, "The first prize for pinning the tail on A social hour followed the meet- 'The meeting was opened with
the Flag. Radiant Heart," with Mrs. G. A. the donkey, with .second prize, go- ing. the devotion by Rev. 0. D. Lang-
After the usual business mee Patton in charge as program chair- ing to Edward Pridgeon. Master ston. The church school's part lit
ing a very interesting programwas man. Mrs. A. M. Jones gave ti Pridgeon also won first prize for BOBBY RAMSEY HONORED the Crus'ade for Christ was tho
presented by Mrs. B. E. Kenney. 'chapter entitled; "The Letter," ana finding the most eggs, while Frank ON THIRTEENTH BIRTHDAY main subject under consideration,
consisting of two musical num- 'Mrs. J. C. Farnell, Mrs. J. Sharit Dennis received an appropriate re- Mr. and Mrs. W. Ramsey hoen- viz.,' increasing church school en-
bers by. the school band, "Tramp, and Mrs. Hurlbut read the scrip- wardl for finding the prize egg. ored their son, Bolbby, on his 13th rollment and attendance. Mrs. 0.
Tramp, Tramp" and "In the Gloam- ture connected with the lesson, Gifts for the honoree were then birthday with a surprise, party Sat- D. Langston gave a very interest-
ing," two piano selections by Miss Philippians, first chapter through opened and refreshments serve(! urday night at their home, on 13th ing article by Bishop Kern stating
Merita Sutton, and, a very enlight- the fourth chapter. to Junior DeVergrar, Sylvia and Street. The honoree was so sur- the real purposes in this effort.
ening talk by Mrs. Kenney on A brief business session foI- Billie Morris, RonnieChism, Ouida praised when he arrived home and Other phases, and means of ac-
What the Red Cross Means to th lowed the program, after which the Dean, Jackie Hall, Jimmie Costin, found so many friends who had complishing these purposes were
Boys In the service." ;hostess served refreshments or Donald Dean, Harold Walker, Da- gathered to help him celebrate his considered and' discussed. A com-
A social hour followed the pro-. salad, cookies and coca-colas. vid and Eline Musslewhite, Frank natal day that all he could say mittee was appointed by the charn-
gram, during wlhch d&eiciou" re- Dennis, Ronnie Dean, Judy Ma- was "Gosh!" After various games i man to formulate plans for the ob-
freshments were served. Advertising doesn't cost--R PAYS! ihon, Tolbert Mathews, Fay Parker, were played, the guests were servance of Church School Day,
--Jimmie Howell, Tommie Stokes, served birthday cake andi coca- April 15, and vacation Bible school
F, I S P. T. .. S .. T .H Edwardl Pridgeon, Fonzo Sasser, colas. later.
FIRST BAPTIST CH UR CH Ruth Lyn'ne Ramsey, Sandra and Present were Raymond Wilks, 'The hostess served delicious rel
Beverly Sasser, Leroy Gainous, John Barrier, Elbert Sutton, Jan freshments at the close of the
: Linda Gail Powell, Vincent Gil- Wimberly, Merita Sutton, Edwina meeting to Rev. and Mrs. 0. It.
v. bert, 1lobbie Plair and Edward Howell, Alice Elder, Barbara Sue Langston, Mrs. J. L. Temple, Mrs.
Ramsey. Boyles, Grace Waller, Arthur Wim- M. K. Hurlbut, Mrs. Purvis Howe'l,
"berly, Buster Owens, Betty Otto Miss Sarah Martin, Nobie Stone
ZONE LEADER SPEAKS AT Anderson, 'Dolores Mira and Betty and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Boyles.
METHODIST W. S. C. S. MEET Grady.
The Woman's Society for Chris- All voted the occasion a most Mrs. Laura A'dams of St. Marys.,
-. tian Service of the Methodist enjoyable one and wished Bobby Ga., is visiting here this week with
C Church met Monday, for a comrn- many more happy birthdays. her niece, Mrs. Bill Thagard.
bined business and program meet-
Sing, with Mrs. R. G. Boyles pre- ---------- -------------
S siding and Mrs. R. W. Smith act- T
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE" ing as secretary pro tem. h
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156 The meeting opened with the 1 T
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1945 Lord's Prayer, and at the conclu-
o M 1 9r sion of a short business' session
9:45-Sunday School for all. the following program was pre- A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic: sented: Song; scripture lby Mrs.
"A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL." Elmo Godfrey; vocal solo by Rev, THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
7:00-Baptist Training Union. o 0. D. Langston; "Spiritual Life CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic: Meditation," Mrs. G. A. Patton;
8:-Eveng Worship. Sermon topic: play, "Three Nurses," presented -------- .------ -
"WHEN GOD BLESSES HI% PEOPLE." by Mrs. Mark Tomlinson, Mrs. Gus SATURDAY, MARCH 17 MONDAY and TUESDAY
EVERYBODY WELCOME! Creech, Mrs. J. L. Temple, Mrs. R. March 19 and 20
..-- -...---- -------.------ --...'. V. Coburn, and Mrs. M. Hurlbut; f
Eight O'Clock COFFEE
6 for 25c
Stokley's CATSUP. .
14-Ounce Bottle 1
WE HAVE PLENTY OF
Sunnyfield FLOUR AB9
10-Pound Bag 4
PLAIN or SELF-RISING
FRUIT COCKTAIL 1
No. 1 Can --.....--- ..--------.....
Owned and Operated By the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
PORT ST. JOE -:- FLORIDA
o-- .* .- ., ,
JOHNNY MACK BROWN
Chapter 5 of Serial
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
HIT ON TH4
"MARCH OF TIME"
Variety: "MR. CHIMP
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Chapter 6 of Serial
"The Black Arrow"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 22 and 23
"LOST and FOUNDLING"
WE RECEIVE FRESH FRUITS AND
Marvel Bread tjc
10-Pound Bag 60,
TOMATO SOUP 7c
ANN PAGE Can
ORANGE JUICE A 4
Large Can (No Points) ...
Home Dry Cleaner
A-PENN Gallon ..-......-. 59
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1945
PA'I SI ~ TH STR POR ST JOGL ONY LRD
Mrs. G. E. McGill and daughter
and Mrs&' B.' H. Smith shopper i
Tuesday in Panama City.
Photos of Port Inn fire now |
available at The Star office.
FOR SALE-Bedstead, chest oa
* drawers, 'bookshelf, 2-burner oiL
heater, 2 small tables.' C. E. Mc-
Donald. 2nd house from 16th St.
on Monument Ave. 1*
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-40 lots 60x131 on
MadisOn, Monument and Duval
Streets, Oak Grove Subdivision No.
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMM IONR RS
March 13, 1945.
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County met this
cday in regular session with the
following members present: W.
R. Connell, Chairman; W. C. Roche,
Vice-Chairman; J. S.' Daniels, J.
C. Martin and Basil E. Kenney Jr.
Clerk and Sheriff were also in at-
The meeting came to order at
10:00 A. M. and' the following
business taken, up:
Minutes of stated meeting read
and adopted as read.
B. E. Parker, Sheriff, presented
f. pes Karln tuuer m aK Grove, his report of receipts and expenses
for prices and terms. 4-6*_ for the period beginning June 30,
LOST AND FOUND 1944, and ending December 31,
FOUND -Tie holder with lodge 1944, as required under Section
emblem. Owner can have same 472, Compiled General Laws o'f
by identifying and' paying for ad Florida, 1927. and the same was
ordered filed in the office of the
LOST-Ration Book No. 3, bearing Clerk of the Circuit Court.
name Mrs. Mamie L. Wakefield, W. W. Barrier presented his
Port St. Joe. Return to Gulf Coun.presented his
tv Ration Board. 3-30* )on.t in the sum of $2,000.00 as
A-N TO^-B-UYmember Board of Public Instruc-
WANTED TO BUY tion, District No. 3, with Hartford
WANTED-.Small iron safe, in Accident and Indtemnity. Co., as a
good condition. Call or write urety and the same was approved..
Whereupon, the following bills
WANT TO BUY-Curtain rods, were presented, exmained, approv-
need from 1 to 11; also pair of
scissors and coffee pot. See or d ad, ordered, paid, from the sev-
call Mrs. C. W. Horton, Port St. eral funds of the County, to-wit:
Joe, phone 191. 3-23-16 General Fund,',
WANTED-Small electric heater. Lonnie Baxter, wood .....$ 25.00
Call at The Star office. tf J. E. Pridgeon, insanity in-
w-- quiry ................... 2.00
MISCELLANEOUS Dr. J. R. Norton ... 5.00
R. S. Carver ".... 2.00
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms Dr. L. H. Bartee .... 5.00
that are guaranteed to get the Postmaster,, county postage 9.00
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly Mrs. Polly Hardy, county
In the -Sheffield colored quarters. indigent ................ 10.00
W. T. Strange ...... 10.00
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25c R. Connell, salary, less
at The Star office, tl tax ..................... 49.90
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M- Jim Daniels, salary and
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. J. C. Martin ... 53.40
Regular meetings 2nd Basil E. Kenney, Jr. ... 52.50
and 4th Fridays each W. C Roche ... 52.40
month, 8 p. m. Mem- Mrs. Pearl J. Whitfield,
bers' urged to, attend; salary and expenses .... 100.00
S' e visiting brothers Gwel- C. G. Rish, ,salary, less tax 74.30
come. J. L. Temple, W. M.; G. C. E. Clay Lewis, Jr. ..... 39.50
Atkins, Secretary. E Robert Scott ... 122.80
Special meeting Friday, March 16 J. R. Hunter ".... 137.60
work in M. M. Degree. The Star Publishing Com-
LEGAL ADVERTISING pany, minutes .......... 35.00
E. C. Pridgeon, commissions 6.04
N 0 T I C K B. E. Parker, cost Ibills 43.50
Notice is hereby given that the Trustees Wewa. P. L. & Ice Co., wa-
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida will offer for sale, to b ter and lights .... t ..... 65.84
sold to the highest bidder, at Tallahassee, Bishop Office Equipment
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A. M., April 17th, Co., supplies ........... 11.80
1945. tl, following described lands in H & W B Drew Co. .. 46.85
Lots 11, 12 and' 14, Section 30, The 'Gulf County Breeze,
Township 6 South, Range 11 West, stationery .............. 22.50
containing 120.87 acres. C. L. Whitfield,, wood ..... 160.00
THIS N*.TICE is published in compliance L hte, wo 0
with Sections 270.07, 270.08 and 270.09, B. E. Parker, cost bill (Jan.) 4.00
Florida Statutes 1941. Roy B; Whitfield, ,bal. a/c.-. 51.30
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement St. Joe Tel. & Tel Co., a/o 7.86
-'*,d reserve the right to reject any and all
bids. I .. .
BY ORDER of the Trustees of the In- Il Ill llin lIll|llIllIlllllllllll lllll lllllIIjIll '
eternal Improvement Fund of the State of
t o oPMISLLARD F. CADWELL A
F. C. ELLIOT, Secretary'
T.-- tees T I. Fund 3-16 4-13 v n i lllllll l lllll!Il llllllllll llll ll li! l!lr
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs znd chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician' prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemits of
Control .Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score
or xnore'of eactiag tests for purity are
mad e. hute compound pr.esecption
with'fullU condence in the reliability of
the inedientsyour physician prescribes.
We a M.rek Per lpff, Che,,Jcals
Port St Joe
VWe Fill Any Dootor's Prestription
Mrs. A. P. Martin and daughter
returned Wednesday from Cres-
cent City, where they visited rel-
atives and friends.
Mrs. J. Lamar Miller has as her
guest her mother, Mrs. T. E. Cas-
tleberry of Fitzgerald, -Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. 'Sharit had as
their guests over the week-end Mr.
Sharit's sister and husband, Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Thomas of Lake-
Mrs. Dorothy McLawhon re- Chatham.
turned; Sunday night from Marion, Harold Powell, SC 2/c, of Mo-
Ala., where she visited Mr. and bile, Ala., spent he week-end here
Mrs. W. H.. Wellington. with his wife.
Miss Mary Jane Salter of Mill- Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Presnell and
.edgeville, Ga., is the guest thrs children of Tampa are guests of
week of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Holiday. Little
Mrs. Sally Montgomery. is visit- Owen Presnell is a patient in the
ing this week in Wewahitchka
with her daughter and family, Mr. local hospital, having undergone
and Mrs. B. E. Parker. an operation Tuesday.
Charlie Glynn of Cross City vis- Mrs. Rush Chism and children
ited his mother, Mrs. Ella Glynn, returned home Tuesday after a
here last week. She is a patient In 1 visit of several days j in Mobile.
the local hospital. They were accompanied home 'by
Sgt. and Mrs. Walter Brauka of -Mrs. Chism's parents, Mr. and
Panama City visited here over the Mrs. H. G. Hughes.
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mrs. A. C. Whitehead, returned
Cason. Mrs. Brauka will be re- home Monday night from Bonifay
membered' as Miss Flora Mae Ca- where she visited Mr. and Mrs. ,
son Avery Whitehead.
Mrs. R. A. Costin and' Misa Lily Mrs. Charles McClellan and Mrs.
SParl .Watkins -i'pent Tuesday in W. C. Pridgeon! were shopperiw
Panama City. Saturday in Panama City.
SENATOR' JOHNS W6ULD
ABOLISH STATE PATROL
AND BOOST CIGARET TAX
In a statement issued at Talla-'
hassee last week, Senator Charley
Johns of Starke went on record in
favor of abolishing the state hign-
way patrol and any two-job em-
ployment, and made known his op-
position to the governor's water,
He proposed a one. cent per pack-
age increase in the cigaret tax and
favored a one cent tax on soft
drinks as a means o'f increasing
revenue for old age assistance and
increased teachers salaries. He
also advocated an extra five cent
tax on jai alai and dog race buts
to bring them in line with horse
race wagering levels.
Miss Dorothy Costin, who is at-
Miss Frances Palmer from Knox-
ville, Tenn., arrived Thursday for.
a short visit with her parents, Mr.
andi Mrs. C. M: Palmer.
Vacationing In Idaho
Miss, Louise Horton left last
week, for Mountain' Home, Idaho,
where she will spend her vacation.
'Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Jones
have as their guest this week lMrs.
Jones' mother from West Bl1ck-
Mr. and Mrs. George Wheeler.
and son and' Miss Irene Wilder
spent the week-end, in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Hugh Wheelis of Panama
City spent Saturdjay in, this city
Willard, Hatcher spent Sunday
in Blountstown visiting relatives
20% Tax a/c, withheld ... 17.10'
Gulf County School Board,
for band director ........ 100.00
George Cox, county indigent 10.00
Fine and Forfeiture -Fund
J. E. Pridgeon, cost bill ...$135.96
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., salary
and convictions ......... 125.00
B. E. Parker, cost bill ..... 677.24
J. R. Hunter, recording con-
victions ................. 15.00
J. A. Hunter, circuit court
cost bill ... ... .. .... ..35.85
Road and Bridge Fund
P. F. McDaniel, supplies ..$ 4.00
W. R. Connell, cash adv.
road 'crew .............. 16.00
A. Z. Conley, repair. bridge 6.00
G. T. Rhames,, road work .. 4.00
A. J. Jenks, salary, less' tax 136.90
D. M. Thomas. ..... 132.60
St. Joe Motor Co., labor and
parts, etc. ........... 70.20
Walter Crutchfield .... 27.50
Sunny State Service, gas.. 27.40
St. Joe. Lumber & Export
Co., lumber 'for ferry .... 152.51
Gulf Hardiware '& Supply,
Co., material for ferry 22.80
Standard Oil Co., fuel oil .. 113.94
B. E. Parker, cost bill .... 56.00
20% Tax, withheld ....... 15.50
James Laurimore, clay and
hauling ... ......... .. 103.20
Sam Willison, road work ... 16.0u
Chest Buss ...... 9.00
W. Snead ...... 9.00
Oscar Lamb ...... 12.00
Jesse Oats ..... 10.00
Sam Jones, Jr. ....... 7.50
Jno. B. Disk ....., 8.00
Roscoe --.- ..... 6.00
Ed. Teat ....... 16.00u
Roland B. Hardy "' ....... 12.00
Race Track Fund
General Fund', transfer ..$2,000.00
Agriculture and Livestock
Fund, transfer ........ 175.00
Mothers Pension, transfer 51.00
Agriculture and Live Stock Fund
S. L. Brothers, salary, less
20% Tax a/c, withheld ... 1.40
Canal Toll Fund
Pridgeon's Supply Store,
spot light .............. $ 7.50
R. J. Pitts, salary, less tax 125.80
20% TAx a/c, withheld ... 9.20
Mothers Pension Fund
Mrs. Minnie Paul, mothers:
pension ............ ..... $ 6.00
Jessie Walsin.gham .... 3.00
Mrs. J. C. Laurimore 6.00
Mrs. Julia O.dom .,.. 3.00
Mrs. Etta Rhames .... 6.00
Mrs. Corine Jenks .... 3.00
Mrs. Rosa Stevens .... 3.00
Mrs. R. L. Williams .... 3,00
Mrs. Eliza Williams .... 6.00
Mrs'. Causey Griffin .... 6.00
Mrs. Fred G. Hall ......6.00
There. being no further business,
the Board, after a general discud-
sion of County affairs, did adjourn
until the next regular meeting in
April, the same being the 10th day
of said, month, unless called In
special session .by the Chairman.
s/ W. R. CONNELL,
J. R. HUNTER, Clerk.
Mrs. J. Z. Gay and daughter, Al-
ice Jean, left Sunday for Gordon,
Ala., after spending several weeks
here visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones ana
children of Pensacola, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas McDanie' and son,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pridgeon and
Mr. and Mrs. Edd' Pridgeon of We-
wahitchka were guests Sunday of,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pridgeon, Jr.
Thomas C. Chatham, AM3/c, and
wife left Tuesday for their home,
in Vero Beach after a very de-
lightful visit here with the form-
er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
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