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CAPTAIN DICKENS WRITES
US FROM THE PHILIPPINES
March 1, 1945
Dear Editor Bill-In reading your
column devoted to servicemen I
have noted with a great deal of
interest your collection of army
shoulder patches and divisional In-
signia. I am enclosing a shoulder
patch of our division, the 77th In-
fantry Division. I am just vain
enough to believe that no collec-
tion could be quite complete with-
out it. We are quite proud of it,
so much, in fact, that it is painted
on the helmets that we wear into
battle. Since it makes such a good
target it is an added stimulus to
keep ones head down.
* The 77th is called the Liberty or
Metropolitan Division, since all
the personnel originally came from
the metropolitan districts of New
York City. I'.m still trying to find
out what I'm doing here. As yon
will probably recall, it is the di-
vision of "'Lost Battalion" fame of
World War I.
I enjoy The Star very much. I'm
still getting the October issues,
but it is still fresh news to me.
Mail service, however, is unusu-
ally good, letters sometimes maK-
ing the 10,000-mile trip in a week..
Hoping that the shoulder patecn
Adds to your collection, and with
best regards, I am,
B. H. DICKENS, Jr.
Home On Week's Furlough
Lieut. Al Schneider arrived here
Wednesday from Strother Field.
Winfie'd, Kan., to spend, a week's
furlough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. M. Schneider.
Samuel D. Spears. husband of
Mrs. Mildra Spears and son of
Mrs. Mary N. Spears, both or
Blountstown, who has been eleven
months in the Pacific theater of
war, has been promoted from fire-
man first class to motor machin-
ist's mate third class.
Home On Leave
Ferrell 0. Allen, S 2-c, arrived
home Tuesday from Bainbridge,
Md'., on a nine-day leave.
To Texas for Combat Training
Ens. C. G. Costin, Jr., left Mon-
day for Dallas, Texas, where he
will continue his training in com-
Spending Furloughs Here
Pfc. Aaron F. Dean, who has re-
cently returned to the States af-
ter 17 months' service in Trinidad,
also his wife, Pfc. Darcey Mae
Dean from California, are spend-
ing their furloughs here as guests
of Mrs. Laura Dean.
Auditing Local Board's Books
Mrs. L. H. Harrell of Bristol is
here this week auditing the books
of the selective' service board. She
is the guest of Mrs. George Suber
Has Week-end Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bayless anai
sons of Tallahassee and Mis's
Josie Howard of Columbus, Ga.,
-were guests of Mrs. Nora Howard
over the week-end.
Attend Birthday Dinner
Mrs. B. F. Daughtry and daugh-
ters attended a birthday dinner in
Wewahitchka Sunday in honor of
her father, Charles Redd.
Move To Panama City
Mr. aind Mrs. George Wheeler
left Tuesday for Panama City to
'make their home ia the future,
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1945
RED CROSS CHAPTER
IS COMMENDED FOR
The following letter was re-
ceived this week 'by B. B. Conk-
lin from national Red Cross head-
quarters commending the local
chapter on exceeding its goal of
$6200 in nine days:
Mr. B. B. Conklin
War Fund Chairman
Port St. Joe, Florida
Dear Sir I am so pleased to
learn that your chapter has ex-
ceeded, its 1945 Red Cross War
This fine achievement is, I
know, due to your able leadership
and the earnest efforts of your as-
sociates, and is a tribute to the
splendid generosity of your con-
tributors. All of us at national
headquarters share your pride ann
rejoice in your success.
Please extend my; sincere con-
gratulations to all your co-workers.
S COLBY M. CHESTER,
Drive For Clothing
Opens Here April 1
Quota Set for Port St. Joe In Na-
tional Drive Is Five Pounds
,The United. National Clothing
Collection Committee,. of which
Henry J. Laiser is national chair-
man, is sponsoring in behalf of the
various war relief agencies and
U. N. R. A. A., a nationwide cloth-
ing drive for overseas relief dur-
The national effort is to collect
150,000,000 pounds of good usable
clothing, shoes and bedding and
ship it to the destitute in the liber-
ated and soon to be liberated
areas of-the war zone both in Eu-
rope and the Far East. When tnhe
Nazis and Japs invaded their
homes these people were robbed
of everything except the clothes
they, happened' to be wearing. The
production of their looms and tex-
tile mills was commandeered by
the invaders, making it impossible
to replace clothing worn out, so
that now they are dependent upon
us for relief.
Local Chairman L. P. Sutton is
appointing committees, for our lo-
cal drive. April 1 a depot will be
opened at the Florida Power Cor-
poration office where donations of
clothing may be left, and all citi-
zens are urged to bring in their
bundles as early as possible.
The Port St. Joe quota is ap-
proximately five pounds per per-
son-man, woman or child.
Visitor From Canal Zone
(Tom Fleming Smith from the
Panama Canal Zone visited rela-
tives and friends here this week.
He is a brother of D. C. and Mann-
ing Smith and the late Jesse M.
Move Here From Quincy
Mrs. Sammy McCall and, chil-
dren recently moved' here from
Quincy to make this city their
home for the duration. Her hus-
band, Major Sammy McCall, Is
somewhere in Germany.
Mrs. Grimsley Improving
Mrs. Joe Grimsleyi is showing
steady improvement after several
months' confinement to her home
as the result of a fall that broke
---- -- ---
Called Here By Mother's Illness
Dr. Tom Gibson, Jr., of Hunts-
Capt. B. Dickens
Star for Bravery
Directs Artillery Fire From Ad-
vanced Position Despite
Capt. B. H. Dickens, son of the
late Benjamin H. Dickens and Mrs.
Dickens of this city, has received
the Bronze Star Medal "for heroic
achievement in connection with
military operations against the
enemy," according to a dispatch
from the war department received
late last week.
Captain Dickens is with a field
artillery -unit attached to the 77th
Infantry Division in the Philippine
iText of the citation reads:
"Captain Benjamin H. Dickens.
(042296), Field Artillery United
States Army. For heroic achieve-
ment in connection with military
operations against the enemy at
Libungao, Leyte, P. I., on 23 De-
cenrber 1944. During the night the
infantry's defensive positions in
the vicinity of Libungao came un-
der heavy enemy harassing fire.
Prior to dawn Captain Dickens, an
artillery forward, observer, using
time fire, brought a surprise con-
centration down on the enemy po-
sitions., killing at least 18 and de-
stroying several trucks and one
field piece. --
"Higher headquarters had warn-
ed that an enemy attack could be
expected on Christmas Eve; Cap-
tain Dickens observed much enemy
activity in the darkness before
dawn. Disregarding his own safety
he moved to the foremost ele-
ments, within grenade range of
the enemy, to gain better obser-
vation. Adjusting by sound. he
swept the enemy assembly point
with devastating effect. When his
telephone wire was cut by an ex-
ploding mortarxhell, Captain Dick-
ens set up and. operated his radio
despite enemy grenades falling
about him, and continued, to neu-
tralize the enemy. Because of this
fire the Japanese were not able to
organize an attack."
Here Two Days
Sello Brothers Show Here Under
Auspices of Local American
The gello Brothers Circus has
set up its tents in the ball parKl
and will play here for two days
under auspices of Willis V. R'o-
wan Post 116. American Legion.
Proceeds derived by the Legion
post from the show will be used
to conduct a crippled children's'
clinic here next month.
The two-ring circus has 25 big
acts, with aerialists, clowns, acro-
bats, trained horses, ponies, dogs,
monkeys and elephants. -The show
begins at 8:15 tonight (Thursday)
and at the same time Friday night.
A special feature is, Tim Mix Jr.,
famous western, star from Holly-
wood, with a cast of radio, stage
and screen stars including Estrella,
dynamic blond bombshell; Joe
Shepp, the internationally famous
comedian; the Prairie Sisters.; fa-
mous radio stars, and a versatile
It has been -a long time since
ville, Ala., 'was called here 'this ,.thjs city'has had a tent show, and
week due to the illness .of his, this one promises a lot of fun, en-
mothbe, Mrs; Tom'Gibson- tertaminent and thrill .
EVANGELISTIC SERVICE D
TO BE CONDUCTED FOR people Flee City
WEEK AT M. E. CHURCH As Yellow Fever
As Yellow Fever
Pre-Easter evangelistic services
will open at the Methodist Church ains
next Sunday and continue through Headway
April 1. Sunday services will be
held at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m., Death Angel Strikes Down
and week-day services at S p. m.
daily. High and Low, Free and
The preaching will be done by Slave Alike
the pastor, Rev. 0. D. Langston.
Music will be furnished, by local (Ninth Article of a Series)
talent and the congregation. The summer of 1841 will always
A cordial invitation to attend, T s o 8 w ,.lway
A cordial invitation to attend be remembered in the traditions of
these services is- extended to all. Florida as the time when the ead
Florida as the time when the dread
scourge, yellow fever, reached its
Hodag Is Believed most malignant form in, the au-
nals of the territory. St. Josepht
Sighted Near Here was hard hit. (It is said that the
yellow fever was brought to the
old city by a sailor off a ship that'
Odd and Rare Creature With Hab- had tied up at the docks.)
itat In Northern U. S., May Other places, notably Apalachl,
Have Wandered Down Here cola, had' as high a mortality, but
in no other town were so many
Two local Izaak Waltons while eminent inhabitants stricken.
fishing in the Indian Bayou sec- The wife of former Governor Du-
tion last Sunday, according to a val succumbed on July 14. The
story they told the editor of The fever seemed to single out for its
Star, sighted an odd-looking an!- victims the representatives to the
mal that they were unable to iden- St. Joseph Constitutional Conven-
tify. After checking carefully their tion of 1838. The other Calhoun
description of the creature, your county delegate, Richard C. Allen,
editor is of the opinion that they and the wife and sister of George
had run across a hoda.g. T. Ward, Leon county delegate,
Checking up through our volume passed away. The publishers and
on natural history we are. almost their relatives were also targets
positive of the fact, for their de- of the deadly epidemic. Joseph B.
scription tallies almost exactly Webb, proprietor of the Florida,
with that in the natural history Journal, which had succeeded the
book. Apalachicola Gazetter
book says: fore he reached home. Dr. E. R.
"HODAG The Black Hodag Gibson, who had been assoclatu
(bovinus spirituals) was discover- editor of the United States Tele-
ed lby E. S.. Shepard, a timber graph of Washington, D. C., aso
cruiser of Rhinelander, Wis. Its ell before the onslaughts of the
haunts were in the dense swamps' destroyer. Samuel S. Sibley, the
of that region. The animal feeds former editor of The Floridian,
on mud* turtles, water snakes and who had just moved to St. Joseph,
muskrats, though it has been lost his wife in the great epidemic.
known to eat human flesh. Mr. With high and low, free. and
Shepard found a cave where a slave, thus relentlessly mowed
hodag had holed up. He, blocked down, it occasions, no surprise to
the entrance with rocks, and then learn that people fled from the
through a small hole in the barridangerous vicinity. Very few ships
cade he inserted. a long pole on entered or left the beautiful bEay.
the end of which was a spong The town was practically isolated
soaked. i c T oda The town was practically isolated
soaked in cholroform. The hodag, i ,-
the only one ever taken into cap- and almost depopulatedef, so that
. ; only 500 people were left on A-
tivity, was rendered unconscious,' 5 on
,. r gust 25 1844. According to one
securely tied and. taken to Rhine- no physician remained
lander, where a stout cage was the place.
prepared, for it. It was exhibited The newspapers of both Ap-
at the Oneida County Fair but alachicola and St. Joseph Ap-
died about three weeks after be- alachicola and St. Joseph sus-
died about three weeks after be- pended publication the former
ing"The anptured. has sharp, pointe temporarily and the latter perma-
horns, large bulging eyes and long neatly. As if nature wanted to em-
sharp claws. A series of small phasize her abhorrence of the
humps run down its back to the place, a severe gale swept down
base of a long kangaroo-like tail." upon it in September. Details of
While hodags have never been its violence and' damage wrought
reported this far south, it is pos- are entirely lacking, although the
sible that the animal may have storm is mentioned by some of the
followed streams and swamps to Florida papers of that time.
this section' when quite young. It When the cooler weather of the
it could, be caught there undoubt- autumn months at last checked the
edly would be an immediate sale devastation of the plague, life and
of the animal 'to some circus for business in the older town as-
a good round sum, since none are s.med its normal aspect, but the
at present on exhibition. glory and prosperity of St. Joseph,
__ were gone forever. The most re-
"Aunt Mamie" Mahon III !markable result of the calamity,
The mnay friends of Mrs. Char- I besides' the complete ruin of the
lie Mahon. better known as "Aunt i town, was the tradition that gradu-
Mamie," will regret to learn that ally developed that the gallant city
she has been quite ill at her home had been a place of utter wicked-
in Oak Grove for the past two ness.
weeks. At her bedside are nine of One can guess how the legend
her eleven, children, the other two arose. Here there had been a
being overseas and unable to get flourishing place, which had been'
home. Everyone' wishes Mrs. Ma- crushed, in a most striking man-
hon a speedy recovery. ner, as if by divine wrath. The
-- superficial analogy.of Sodom andT
Visits Aunt In 'Tallahassee Gomorrah and other wicked Bibli-
Miss Ellen Marie McFarland vis- cal cities, was so apparent that the#
ited her aunt, Mrs. Ethel Bridges, temptation to use St. Joseph as
-i. Talla2hassee over the week-end. (Coctinued on Page 4)
PAGETWOTHESTAR POI' T. OE, ULPCOUTY, LORDA RIDY, MRCH23,194
Published Every Friday at Port t. Joe, ieRL,
by The Star Publishing Campany
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
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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 rord 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
HARD FACTS ABOUT RATIONING
A few short months ago many large am-
munition plants were shut down because
stocks seemed adequate to meet foreseeable
needs. Draft calls were reduced. Plans were
being laid to convert at least some war man-
power and machines to the production of
peacetime goods. Our synthetic rubber pro-
gram had reached a point where prospects for
civilian passenger car tires were bright. There
was even some hope that we could soon have
enough gasoline to increase civilian rations.
In September 1944, 17 processed food items
were removed from the ration list-remem-
ber? Our armies were rolling rapidly across
France into Germany. There was optimism in
many quarters about the end of the European
war. In fact, the editor of The Star rushed
out and sold advertising for the first Victory
edition (which we are still holding up.)
Today ammunition plants are working at
top speed to supply the sharply increased de-
mand resulting from, a longer-than-expected
war in Europe and a sharply stepped-up of-
fensive in the Pacific. Draft calls have been
increased. Reconversion plans have been set
aside, and to meet the demands of a double-
barreled war, food rationing has had to be
tightened across the board. And tighter sup-
plies mean not only tighter rations but also
increased pressure under price ceilings.
We must get along with legs sugar in 1945.
In 1944 we used 88 pounds per person. In
1945 we must live within the quota of 78
pounds per capital. This includes civilian in-
The supply outlook on meat offers no hope
to civilian consumers for more meat during
1945. As a matter of fact, supplies will be
less this summer. This means that the armed
forces will continue to get what they need
and that civilians will get along on less.
Butter? Don't be funny! During January
of this year the allocation for civilian use
was 115,000,000 pounds, or 22,000,000 pounds
less than was allocated in January of 1944.
With the civilian butter quota as it stands,
stocks can be built up only by reducing the
rate of civilian consumption-by raising the
This year's,supply of canned fruits, vege-
tables and juices available to civilians is less
than that of any year during the war, and
military requirements for processed foods are
larger than ever. Nothing much to say on
that situation. Looks like we'll have to get
along on less canntd stuff than we did last
Shoes? The outlook is tight, tighter than
at any time since the war began, consequently
the shoe rationing program is to be tight-
ened. Since November. 1943, we have been
issued a new coupon every six months. The
last stamp, No. 3, was made good on Novem-
ber 1, 1944. OPA has announced that the next
shoe stamp probably will not be made good
until some time this summer. Looks like we
will have to get along with fewer new pairs
this year. No one likes to break in new shoes
About all that remains now to discuss are
tires and gasoline. Our synthetic rubber
plants, even working at top capacity, can't
begin to meet expanded wartime needs, so
naturally us civilians can't look for new tires
for some time. Only through proper tire care
and early recapping can we make both ends
meet in 19.45. Today civilian passenger cars
are using less than 60 per cent as much gas as
in 1941. But this saving has not been quite
enough to meet military demands. Wartime
demands have taken all than can be produced,
plus a portion of reserve stocks. Maybe we
can look for a reduction in gas allocations this
year. We all need to walk more anyhow.
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY IS LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR FOR PURINA PRODUCTS
Cadets Are Week-end Visitors IT ST JOE
Cadets Charles Spence and Ed- r .* J.
ard Bartee from Georgia Military T W.0 D A Y S
college, Mil!edgeville, Ga., were THURS. FRI -2
eek-end guests of Edward's par- M ARC H
nts, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer.
~----*_ AT THE BALL PARK
Mrs. W. Baker Smith and Mrs. ADULTS
oulette Smith and young son of ADULDREN
allahassee were the guests this CHILDREN 60c
*eek of Mr. and Mrs Watson
Mrs. J. L. McQuaig, Mrs. Emma
!rde and Mrrt Dewe, Davis-w w ere al.-
shopping Tuesday in Apalachicola.
SHINE YOUR SHOES!
We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe. ... All makes! All col-
ors! .. Paste and Liquid.
M GetYou Some
JA -.. 6ISI-at.. e .
W7ITH YOUR responsibilities,
S.V can you afford to let a Head-
ache,, Muscular Pains, .Functional
monthly Pains or Simple Neural-
gia slow you down? Dr. Miles
Anti-Pain Pills have been bring-
ing relief from these common dis-
comforts for nearly sixty years.
-Countless American housewives
consider Anti-Pain Pills almost
as much of a necessity in the
medicine cabinet, as is Hour in the
kitchen cupboard. They have Dr.
Miles Anti-Pain Pills in the house,
many of them carry these little
pain relievers in purse or hand-
bag. They are prepared for these
minor aches and pains that some-
times occur in almost every family
-ARE YOU? Dr. Miles Anti-
Pain .Pills are pleasant to take
and do not upset the stomach.
Get Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills
at your drug store. Regular
package 25 tablets 25*, Economy
package 125 tablets $1.00. Read
directions and use only as direc-
ALL NEW THIS YEAR!
SEE Cogress of Odigtid
LION, PONIES, DOGS
,A, ERIALIST S
Ruth Roye and her favorite
$1 A Minute If You Ride Him
The St. Joe Hardware Com-
pany, of which Horace Soule
is manager, supplies farmers
and chicken growers with the
famous Purina feeds and other
Purina products. The firm re-
cently had its building painted
with the familiar checkerboard
trademark of the Purina man-
Mrs. Ted Cumble of Wewahlt-
chaka was shopping here last Sat-
Sunday, Mar. 25
ST. JOE'S FIRST PALM SUNDAY GAME
With former players of Homestead Grays, Clowns
and Chicago Brown Bombers
Gulf Coast Sluggers
St. JOE BALL PARK 3:00 P. M.
ADMISSION: Adults 75c; Children and Servicemen 50c
Damon McNair, RF
James Kimble, LF
Robert Bouie, 2B
Naitlia Peters, C
Taft Fowler, P
, gWe, SS
Felton James Lewis, 3B
Alto Blaickshire, CF
Edward Patten, 1B
Nath el ouie
Jaime Hilli Coach
P ~ kil .~,ibikU.i. .i~kLi 04 Q.tkj ~ -~ ~
We're Overstocked On ...
RON LEO RUM
[ITHS - $3.15
PINTS - $1.75
It MUST e Moved!
T JOE BAR _
PORT ST. JOE -:- F:ORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLO)RIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1945
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SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
MEETS WITH MRS. COSTING
The Susie Peach Foster Circle
of the Methodist W. S. C. S met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. R. A. Costin with Mrs. Miles
The meeting was opened with
prayer by Mrs. A. M. Jones, fol-
lowing which the second chapter
of the book, "The Radiant Heart,"
was discussed. The scripture read-
ing, Phil. 1:1-11, was given by
Mrs. Hurlbut. Mrs. Jones discussed
the second part, "In. Every Prayer."
After a brief business session
the hostess served a delicious
salad course with coca-cola.
JOS. B. SPEAR
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
and Get Your Windshield
VITAMIN -aTAQLphril c
TIIK of itI Your min-
of A and Vitamin or o
BO lex rulVitamiw, In one B1. 'I
i name. QNE-A.DAY .
(brand) Vitain Tablets.
S DO TENSE nerves make
Dou Wakeful, Cranky,
fiWtlesL? Dr. Mile Nervino
Welps to lessen Nervous
Tension. Get It at your drug
store. Read directions and
use only as directed.
14g n mull
Neuralga, Dstre ,
w ith your work or .poll U
your fun, try Alka.Seltzer. l
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line -of
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
PHONE 136.- W
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH:
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Teleph,
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1945
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"AN OPEN AIR MEETING."
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
EV 'E R YSBO,D Y ELCOi
Mrs. Gale Traxler honored ner
little son, Dexter. on his fourth
,birthday Saturday afternoon at
her home on Hunter's Circle.
After playing a number of In-
teresting games, about 20 small
guests were invited to the dining
room where the tab'e was beauti-
fully decorated with pink and
green streamers. Ice cream, cake,
candy and punch were served.
Each little guest rceeived, a toy
as a favor.
iMiss Lynette Traxler enter-
tained the. members of the 'Teen-
ette Club on her fourteenth birth-
day Sunday with a lawn. party at
her home on Hunter's Circle.
Games of the afternoon included
croquet, badminton and tennis.
The charming young hostess
served hamburgers, potato salad,
cake, candy and punch to those
MRS. CHAIN ENTERTAINS BAPTIST CIRCLES IN
DAUGHTER ON BIRTHDAY MEETINGS MONDAY
Mrs Milton Chafin honored her, Circle No. 1 of the Baptist W.
daughter, Marietta, on her seventh i M. U. met Monday afternoon witn
birthday Wednesday, March 14, Mrs W. L. Waller. The devotional
with a lawn party at her home on was conducted by Mrs. Nick Kel-
McClellan Avenue. ley. The stewardship book, "Give
After enjoying various games, Ye," is being taught this circle by
including an egg hunt, the guests Mrs. C. M. Palmer. Following the
were invited to gather around an meeting the hostess served sand-
attractive table on the lawn where wiches and coca-colas to eight
they were served ice cream and members and one visitor. Next
cake. Assisting Mrs. Chafin in regular meeting of the circle will
serving were the Misses Virginia be with Mrs. C. M. Palmer.
Childs, Peggie Wise and Hurdis Baptist Circle No. 2 met Mon-
Chestnut. Easter baskets were day afternoon with Mrs. W. M.
given as favors. Howell in her home on. 8th Street.
About 25 of Marietta's friends The devotional was led, by Mrs.
shared this happy occasion with C. A. McClellan, the subject being
her and, wished her many more "Prayer." Mrs. McClellan is also
happy birthdays in the future, teaching the stewardship book,
r "Give Ye." Mrs. E. C. Cason was
BAPTIST TRAINING UNION given a hearty welcome back Into
ELECTS OFFICERS the circle at this time after an ab-
The adult Training Union of sence of two years. The hostess
the First Baptist Church elected served charlotte rousse on pound
new officers for the next quarter cake with coca-colas to 12 mem-
as follows: Mrs. E. C. Cason, pres- bers present. The next meeting
ident; Mrs. W. S. Waller, secre- of the circle will be with Mrs. J.
tar,; W. L. Waller, assistant sec- O. Baggett at her home on Ite
retary; Cecil Costin, Bible quiz Street.
leader; Edith Hewitt, social chair- Baptist Circle No. 3 met Mon-
man. day afternoon with Mrs. Dures
The church has unions for, all Brigman at her home on Fourth
.ages and everyone is invited to Street. The devotional was con-
attend. ducted by Mrs. Tom Strickland,
with prayer by Mrs. Brigman. The
Mrs. Rolbert Tapper and Mrs. hostess served peaches, cake ana
Ruth Mudge shopped' Thursday in coca-colas to ten members pres-
Marianna. ent. The next circle meeting will
Ens. C. G. Costin Jr, and little be with. Mrs. Milton Chafin.
Jimmy Costin spent the week-end *. *
in Tuskegee, Ala., guests. "of Mr. PARTY HONORS DEXTER
and Mrs. Bill Carr. TRAXLER ON BIRTHDAY
-r- .. T C, A A t C A -
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SP
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
| ACTION ACE
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Port St. Joe, Fla.
ATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
March 26 and 27
EXECUTIVE BOARD TO MEET
The executive board of the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club will meet
Wednesday, March 28, at 3:45 p.
m. at the home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit:
Mrs. Chester Edwards spent the
week-end in Apalachicola, a guest
of her mother, Mrs. Chas. Doy:le.
Mrs. Earl Fussell of Panama
City spent the week-end here as
the guest of relatives.
Mrs. John Gaskin spent the
week-end in Blountstown visiting
relatives and friends.
"Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker and
children spent Sunday in Greens-
boro and Biountstown on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell and
daughter Edwina, and Mrs.. W. C.
Pridgeon and niece, Wanda Mae
Spencer, shopped Saturday in Marl-
anna. They; also visited Mrs. W.
B. Shores and Mrs. Kate Harrell
Mr. and, Mrs. George Cooper
were called to Cairo, Ga., Saturday
due to the illness of the latter's
sister. George returned home Sun-
day and Mrs. Cooper is still with
Mrs. Fred Maddox and Everette
McFarland' spent Sunday in Frink,
the guests of relatives.
Mrs. Ella Glenn has returned to
her home in Wewahitchka after
being a patient at the local hoe-
,pital for several days. We trust
I this will find her much improved.
Mrs. Minni,, Lupton is, Ill at her
homa .. eighthh Street.
iJ. A. M. CLUB MEETS AT BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
IHOME OF MRS. PRIDGEON Mr. and. Mrs. John. Sierra are
The regular meeting of the J. A. announcing the birth of a daugh-
M. Club was held Monday evening ter, Maria, on March 15.
at the home of Mrs. E.. C. Prid- r
geon on Third Street. Mr. and Mrs. Roacoe E. Mcllnay
After the regular duties of the announce the birth of a daughter,
'club were dispensed with, the Donna Blake, on March 17.
hostess served a delicious lunch n
of congealed fruit salad, saltines, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Brooks are
devilled ham sandwiches, chocolate the proud parents ofa son, Thomas
pie and coca-colas to the eight Ray, born March 18.
The next meeting of the cluO, Mr. and. Mrs. Harry A. Murray
will be with Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon of Cararbelle announce the birth
at her home in White City. of a daughter, Sherryl Ruth. ou
S* I March 16.
Mr. and, Mrs. Oris Miller ot
Blountstown visited here Sunday (All births occurred at the Port
with Mrs. E, B. Dendy. St. Joe municipal hospital.)
Mr. and Mrs. Wilma Thursbyi APPRECIATION
and children of Millville visited For every expression of interest,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Thurslby over the for the many lovely flowers, leT-
week-end. ters. cards and other manifesta-
tions of kindness, and for every
Mrs. R. G. Boyles was the guest prayer offered during my illness
Thursday of last week at a St. while in the hospital and since re-
Patrick's Day luncheon given by turning home, I am deeply grate-
ful. To each and every one goes
Mrs. J. E. Stell at the Cove hotel my sincere thanks and apprecia-
in Panama City. tion. Mrs. Joe Grimsley,
Mrs. C. H. Parker of Pensacola i -i-
was a visitor in town Monday. She Sheriff and Mrs. B. E. Parker
will be remembered by the older and Mrs. Kenneth Whitfield of
citizens of our city as Miss Mary Wewahitchka were visitors here
P- - ort Theatre
iY Mr. andll' rs. U. A.-tWoo uaO
Panama City were business visit-
ors here Thursday of last week.
Mrs. Ralph Suber and baby,
Wanda, of Wewahitchka were the
guests last Friday of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. andi Mrs. Frank Rowan and
daughter, Marilyn, spent Sund&y
in Greensboro visiting friends and
Mr. and' Mrs. W. H. Handley and
son of Pensacola- spent the week-
end here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Maddox.
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TXIKATAF PQ,4T--sT.-JOE,,-%ORL -COUNTY, FLORIDAA
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FOR RENT-House for rent on
Long Avenue. Apply Creech
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-40 lots 60x131 on
Madison, Monument and Duval
Streets, Oak Grove Subdivision No.
2. See Karl Knodel, Oak Grove,
for prices and, terms. 4-6*
LOST AND FOUND .
LOST-"A" gas ration book, No.
319100, name of Eafie Tolbert.
Finder return to Gulf County Ra-
tioning Board. 4-6*
FOUND Tie holder with lodge
emblem. Owner can have same
by identifying and paying for ad
at The Star office. 3 16-23
LOST-Ration Book No. 3, bearing
name Mrs. Mamie L. Wakefield,
Port St. Joe. Return to Gulf Coun.
ty Ration Board. 3-30*
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Small electric heater.
Call at The Star office. tf
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
In the Sheffield colored quarters
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for, 259
at The Star office. tt
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111.
Regular meetings 2nd
and 4th Fridays each
month, 8 p. m. Mem-
bers urged to attend;
visiting brothers wel.
come. J. L. Temple, W. M.; G. C.
Work in M. A. Degree, March 23
NO TI CE
.Notice is hereby given that the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida will offer for sale, to be
sold to the highest bidder, at Tallahassee,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A. M., April 17th,
1945, the following described lands in
Lots 11, .1. and 14, Section 30,
fo'nhiWp 6 South, Range 11 West,
containing 120.87 acres.
THIS NOTICE is published in compliance
with Sections 270.07, 270.08 and 270.09,
Florida Statutes 1941.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund reserve the right to reject any and all
BY ORDER of the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
F. C. ELLIOT, Secretary
Trustees I, I. Fund 3-16 4-18
AERIAL STAR WITH SELLO BROTHERS CIRCUS
MISS TERREZIA, aerial star circus is playing at the ball park
with Sello Bros. Circus, will be and begins at 8:15 p. m. It is
seen in her death-defying act as sponsored by the American Le..
the circus plays Port St. Joe gion and the post's share of the
Thursday and Friday, March 22 profits will be used to conduct
and 23. With 25 big acts, the a crippled children's clinic.
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By WESLEY RAMSEY
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This week brings the end of
school one week nearer-and is
everybody glad! Not that we don't
like school, but it does get bore-
some after a time.
Al Wilkins of the navy recruit-
ing service brought a movie to
school last Friday. It was about
the different insignia and jobs of
men in the navy.
Mrs. Eula Pridgeen, one of our
teachers, received word Tuesday
that her brother had been killed
in action. The sympathy" of the
entire school goes out to Mrs.
Pridgeon in her hour of sorrow.
The band, is entering the music
festival this year, though like
many other school bands, will not
go to the festival due to lack of
transportation. A judge will come
here to pass on the organization.
The juniors are getting into full
swing with preparations for their
banquet. They are going full blast
to present. a humdinger of an at-
Mrs. Briiison is the visiting
teacher during the absence of
Everyone enjoyed the opening
of the recreation center last Fri-
day. There were games galore anu
everything you could look for In
the way of recreational facilities.
PEOPLE FLEE CITY worldly grandeur, so peaceful, su
-I healthful, it seenis as if its vary
(Continued from page 1) repose led me nearer to my. Goa,
an object lesson to worldly--mindea, so free from conventionalities and
amusement-loving persons, coula restraints, so gloriously, stam
not 'be resisted. However, the by the Finger of God."
town did not deserve the appelia- ('Concluding Article Next Wee
tion of "the wickedest place in the
United States" any more than METHODIST CHURCH
other cities along the Gulf coast Rev. 0. D: Langston. Pastc
at that time. 9:45 a. m.-Church school
It had its race track and its 11:00 a.m.-Morning worship
public houses where liquors were 6:30 p. m,-Youth Fellowshil
imbilbedi in quantities; the sailors 7:30 p. m.-Evening worship
coming from all parts of the world- Woman's Society meets M
gave it a rough element; but there days at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meet
is absolutely no evidence that it Bible study and choir prac
was in any way abnormal in this Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
respect. In, fact, all contemporary -------
accounts praise the industry and Mrs. Roy Evans and daugh
liberality of its inhabitants. Some Jane. are visiting relatives
of the most cultured people of the Graceville this week.
lower South. lived here, and long Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Lawson sp
afterwards one of them, the mother' Tuesday in Marianna on busin
of R. J. Moses, wrote the follow- Mrs. Watson Smith and dau
ing in an almost mystical strain: ter Marjorie spent the week-end
"St. Joseph in ruins is more dear Tallahassee with relatives.
to my heart than any spot of more Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!
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