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Sitting In With
By RUSSELL KAY
Swinging into its second week
with both house and senate well
organized and' ready for action, the
legislature tackled its job in
The way was paved for prompt
action on Governor Caldlwelv's ma.
jor educational bill in the senate
when the amendment objectionable
to the chief executive was witn-
drawn. The controversial co-eau-
cational problem reached the sen
ate hopper in a bill that would per-
mit wives of servicemen, who met
The Home Newspaper of' Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME VIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1945 NUMBER 29
Twenty Seven Are
Examined At Clinic
Crippled Children From Gulf, Bay
and Franklin Counties Checked
By Orthopedic Surgeons
academic requirements, to enroll Twentyseven children from Bay,
in the University of Florida. C ulf and Fran:lin counties, wer,
In the house, the battle to ellm- examined -at a crippled children's
inate continuing appropriations I clinic held here Saturday spon-
got under way with the introdu.- sored by the American Legion ana
tion of a proposed constitutional Legion Auxiliary, and as a result
amendment that would prohibit seven new cases will be sent ti
such appropriations for general Pensacola for treatment.
state operations. The joint senate As in previous years; the clinic
and house committee on economy was under the direction of 'Mrs.
and efficiency -has criticized the Susie Spencer, R.N.. of Panama
present system and advocates that City, district orthopedic iiurse,
the practice be discontinued. In who is loved by physically defec-
his message, Governor Caldwex tive children throughout North-
also indicated, that he favored tau west Florida.
abolishment of most appropria- Examinations were made by Dr.
tions. XW. C. Hannon, orthopedic surgeon
,Bills calling for -heavier taxes *.f Mobile. ,and Dr. L. C. Fisher Jr.,
on alcoholic beverages "were intro-, assistant orthopedic surgeon, or
duced in both the house and sen- Pensacola. Also in attendance
ate that would impose a tax of 3c were Miss Edna Knowlton, R.N.,
per pint on bottled: beer and 20c orthopedic consultant; Wm. Han-
per gallon on wines. These bever- non. X-ray technician, of Mobile;
age tax measures are both in ae- R. W. Goldsby, orthopedic appil-
cordance with Caldwell's recomn-- ances consultant, and, our Frank-
mendatoins. lin and Gulf county health nurses,
Opposition seemed to be stiffen- Mrs. Ruth Beasley. R.N., Mrs.
ing against the governor's, large Louise Ellsworth, R.N., and their
for appropriation of an additional office-staffs. Mrs. Jane Fleetwood
$28-,000,000 for the biennium. While of Tallahas'see represented, the
.the school bills went-- through central office of the Florida Crip-
without a hitch and. in record time, pled Children's Clinic commission
the balance of the program is not through whose fund the children
expected to have- such easy s'lea(- are treated'. .
ding. Both the press and the pub- Patie'nt, and parents were pro-
lc heae .estir'ed t'he necd for vided with ard' 1-iclhe cookie%,
ii,.h an increase, in expenditures and drinks by the Legion Auxili-
and sensing this growing opposi- ary at- the health office, and the
tion to the program, legislators are staff enjoyed lunch at the Friendly
going to ibe hesitant in adding ad- Lunch. Acting as. hostesses and
ditional tax burdens that they can- representing the Legion Auxiliary
not fully justify, on- their return were Mrs. R. V. Coburn, Mrs. W.
home. C. Pridgeon. Mrs. W. A. Howe'l,
The bill to create a Florida state I Mrs. Fred Maddox, Mrs. Winona
advertising commission received Taunton, Mrs. Frank Manning and
senate approval by a vote of 31 Mrs. C. H. Johnson.
to 4, ibut with the appropriation, re- A similar clinic is expected) to be
duced from the one million asked held next year in Apalachicola.
for by the governor to $500,000. -----
A five-man legislative commit-I
tee on municipal problems reported I Make Table Reservations
that Florida cities "are headed Today For Benefit Dance
straight for fiscal disaster" unless
remedial measures are taken-and Those who are contemplating
that $8,000,000 a year in extra attending the dance next Friday
money is needed) to meet the emer- night at Centennial Auditorium for
agency. Governor Caldcwell made no benefit of the American Cancer
mention of the cities' plight in his Society and who desire reserved
message and no funds were in- tables, are urged, to make reserva--
cluded for them in his recommen- tions immediately, as there are, a
dations for $28,000,000 additional limited number of tables and they
revenue. The committee suggested are going fast.
that'in the event a state sales tax For reservations, see or phone
This war victim family believes that "the only good Nazi is a
dead Nazi." From such a dead Nazi, "Mom" obtained the overcoat
which covers her and the baby. "Junior" got the shirt, his only
garment. "Pop" got shoes to smarten up his ragged rig, and little
"Tony" got a strip of canvas for a makeshift toga. Millions of
others in war-ravaged lands need all the serviceable used clothing,
shoes and bedding you can give to the United National Clothing
LOCAL KIWANIANS TAKE
PANAMA IN SECOND TILT
In a return engagement played
at Panama City Wednesday night,
the Port St. Joe Kiwanis softball
team defeated the Panama Ki-
wanians by a score of 15 to 10. In
a game played here the previous
week the Panamanians went down
.to ,defeat,b ._a score-of 13.-to l12.
It was a bhangup game all around
but the bats of the St. Joe soft-
ballers were just too heavy for
their opponents. All members of
the local team played airtight ball
and Alex Young was rated; as best,
making a double play unassisted
at third as well as. doing a per-
fect fielding job.
Harry McKnight was on tihe
mound for Port St. Joe and Peck
Boyer was behind the plate'.
Frank Pericola, editor of the
Panama City News-THerald and an
ardent softball enthusiast,, was
considerably put out over loss of
the game, he having declared that
his aggregation would "take" St.
Joe in this. return tilt.
STOVES AT DANL-,Y'S
STOVES AT DANLIEY'S
OIL WELL GOING DOWN
'Much interest is centered around
the oil well being drilled just be-
side State High-way No. 6 on the
land of the estate of the late Mrs.
Kate Gaskin. The drilling goes on
day and night, and many people
driving along the highway stop to
view the novelty of- B'eeinig a real
oil well in the making.
If the men doing the drilling
know anything more about the real
possibilities of striking 'oil, they
they are not telling. All we local
people can dio is guess--and hope.
The fact that one oil well has
been drilled on the Lister land
some miles south of the Gaskin
,well. and which was capped in
what was reported as more or less
of a great hurry, seems to indicate
that possibilities of oil in paying
quantities in this vicinity is not
a too far-fetched hope.-The Gulf
NEW SIDEWALK TO CHURCH
A cement sidewalk has been
laid from Monument Avenue to the
Baptist Church, the job 'being
GO LIKE HOT CAKES done co-operatively by the city
Thursday of last week the. Dan- and the church.
ley Furniture Company received a ----- --
shipment of 30 Florence oil stoves. Attend Funeral At Frink
Announcement to that effect was! Those attending the funeral of
made in The Star the follownig Lorenzo Tucker in Frink on Thurs-
-r -rl v 1 W,. tWIL i n f this n- u, .-
Here At News of
Residents of City, Stunned By
Death of Roosevelt, Pray
That Lasting Peace May
Still Be Possible.
As radio broadcasts were inter.
erupted late. Thursday afternoon of
isrt wee-k to announce the death
of. President Franklin D. Roose-
velt at the "Little White House"
in Warm Springs, Ga., the people
of Port St. Joe received the news
in shocked, disbelief, hardily daring
to trust that they, had heard
Small knots of people collected
here and there on the streets to
discuss in hushed voices the
Comments heard ran something
along these lines:
"The death of Roosevelt will to
some extent lessen chances for a
lasting peace, 'but will have little
effect on the outcome of the war."
"The best friend the world has
had in these trying times is dead.'"
"The. psychological effect of his
death on the coming San Fran.
conference probably will be tre-
mendous and more than likely will
hamper considerably the chances
for a lasting world organization to
"Barring none, we have lost the
greatest. American who has ever
All flags in the city were flown
at half-mast from Thursday thru
Monday, local schools, held no ses-
sions last Friday, and a memorlar
service was held in the park Sat-
urday afternoon at 3 o'clock, all
business houses o.f the city closing
their doors at that time.
For several days the feeling was
that something was missing; that
something good and fine was gone
-the president was dead.
DOG OWNERS URGED TO
HAVE PETS VACCINATED
Dog owners in the city are urged
to take advantage of the oppor-
tunity to have their dogs vaccin-
ated against rabies which is being
offered by the city government.
Dr. LaRue Garrett, veternary,
vaccinated quite a number of dogs
at the city hall last Monday and
will be here again next Monday
is imposed that the cities be an- Joe Mira. noay. orte Vy uy u' L iay ot jet wees were wr. enu for the last time from 3 to 6 p. m.
theorized. to ad-d an ad ional cent., week Manager Opp Moore didn't Mrs. Everette McFarland,, Mr. and A charge of $2 is made for the
the money to be collected by the Attend Quarterly Meeting have astoveonhis floor that was Mrs. Ernest Ki service, but alldogs. treated will
state and refunded to the municl-I Those attending the. quarterly not sold. id Maddox. not be subject to license by the
palities. Such a tax, the commit- meeting of the Northwest' Coast It sure pays to advertise," said city.
tee believed, would provide the Association of the Baptist W. M. Opp. "I could have sold another Bill Ebersole Discharged Dogs running at large after next
amount'-necessary for their opera- U. in Calloway Tiesday were Mrs. thirty or forty of the ranges if I Bill Elbersole is back in civvies Monday that have not received- the
tion-. W. C. Pridgeon., Mrs. E. C. Cason, had had. them. "again, having been discahrgea vaccine will be impounded and dis.
Senktor Newmana Brackin, who Mrs. C. M. Palmer, Mrs. T. V. Mor- from the service following several posed of according to 'aw.
as a member of the house last ses- ris, Mrs. W. J. Daughtiy and Mrs. Retu Charles LyleTo ax After hasre- month spent the ospttal at
sion led the fight for passage of J. 0. Baggett. r C h e le Jacksonville Montgomery, a.a Called To Alabama By Death
most of the welfare bills, assume__ turned to her home ip Jacksonville _4Cl o aB_
most of the f l eader for such legis- Home From Su Pacific after a visit here with her brother Mr. and) Mrs. W. D. Jones, Mr.
the role of leader for such legis-1 Home From Sutb Pacific -and sister, Emaimett Daniels and Home On Leave and Mrs. D. C. Smith, Mrs. Verns
lation in the senate, and offered a T/Sgt. and Mrs. Arnoil Daniels Gerald E. McGill, WT2/c, who Smith and Mrs. Howard Taunton
I11 calling for the transfer of $60,-I sonWlie tedoert Mrs. W. G. McCoy.
ill calling or the transfer of 60,- and son Willie visited over the__ ____ has been in the South Pacific for were called to Newville, Ala., Mon-
(Continued on Page 2) week-end with Mr. and- Mrs. Em- Returns To Home In Alabama !some time, is spending a ten-day day night due to the death "of a
-- -- mett Daniels and Mrs. W, G. Mc- Mrs' Tom Giblon, who has been leave here with his parents, Mr. relative.
Has Number of Visitors Coy. Sgt. Daniels has just returned visiting her mother,. Mrs. R. A. and Mrs. G. E. McGill. -.
A.'-B. Montgomery had as his from four years in the Solath Pa- Cqstin, for the past, two weeks, ,e- Former County Nurse Visit*
guests last week his brother and pifie and is now stationed at Pen- turned.,, Tlesday to .her home. n Return .From Visit In Georgia Miss Sy!via Erlo, former Gulf
family; Pvt. and-Mrs. Alton-,Mont ,sacola. HuiUl le. .Ala. LMrs. Clyde Gentry and son re- county health nurse, spent Satur-
gomery of Jonesboro, La., and ---~ -K turned home Tuesday from Geor- day here.' She is now serving as
three sisters, Mrs. S. D. Beard of Week-end Visitors Frohl h inama Week-end Guesat From Pensacola gla where they had been visiting county health nurse at Monticello.
Rus'tn, La., Mrs. Herman Seal-lon Mr. and Mrs. 4lton MciTekithen Mrs.. Paul Jern.iga. andl dauga- for several months.. "-- t. .
aid son of Pineville, La., and. Mr. had as their guestiy ov tile wek- ter of Pensaeola, e e the guets ----- *- Servicemen Visit
and Mrs. Joe, Hinkey and son ot'end Mr. McKelth.n'sI Wt.&er"apd- of Mrs. Dewey IDavi lest .eekenr-nd,- Vis.it. In Bay Harbor Sgt. Charles Pridgeon of Lake-
Shreveport, 14,. .Mrs. Soallotieal- sister, Mrs. J. A. &]i16e0n and -. a P.---------- ; .Mis .Jewel Colngton visited land. and Pvt. Brinson, Smith from
son remained eer-, fer, a longer -Miv Marie VcKeithen qf`Panama Write a letter todayto toiat boy, several d ys Iastweef ith.. reai-. San Antonio,. Teras, were visitors
vit. C'. : of yours in the ,. viop, tis at Bay aror. hers over the week-end.
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-cla"s matter, December 10, 1937, at the
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Our Country Right or Wrong
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The people of- Port St. Joe were, shocked
and grieved when the news came Thursday
afternoon of last week that President Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt had died. Most of us could
hardly believe that our great leader had been
called at the full tide of his usefulness and re-
nown, in the full dawn of the victory to which
he had led us.
One of the greatest of our war presidents,
he will also be remembered as a master
builder for world peace. His last written
words, the radio speech he was to have de-
livered to Jefferson Day audiences, rang with
his. heart's deepest hope: "The mere conquest
of our enemies is not enough. We must go
on to do. all in our power to conquer the doubt '
and 'the fears, the ignorance and the greed,
which made this horror possible. And
to all Americans who dedicate themselves
with us to the making of an abiding peace, I
say: The only limit to our realization of to-
morrow will be our doubts of today. Let us
move forward with strong and active faith."
Behind that gospel stands a life which was
dedicated to his country -and to humankirqd.
He belongs not only to America, but to the
freedom-loving, world; not only to our times,
but to all the ages, and to the pages of tus-
tory we tnay safely leave the appraisal of this
man at his full measure, secure in our kflowi-
edge that his greatest work was done.
As we mourn our lost leader, let us take our
place at the side of his successor in full con-
fidence that he will follow resolutely the path
so clearly marked for him. This is the time
for everyone to unite and rally to the new
president of the United States and \to dedicate
ourselves to the completion of the task whica
lies before us.
TRAGEDY IN VETERANS' HOSPITALS
An appalling revelation of inhuman politi-
cal management is being brought to light by
a reporter's investigation of government vet-
erans' hospitals. There are nearly a hundred
of these hospitals, built at a cost of over a
quarter of a billion dollars, to provide the
finest care in the world for our returned war
veterans. Appropriations have been granted
without stint to maintain these institutions-
and yet veterans are dying neediessty in
The Cosmopolitan magazine has published
an article on conditions in the veterans' hos-
pitals, packed with figures and facts that make
the blood run cold. Only one patient in six
leaves these hospitals as cured. The treatment
received by tuberculosis patients is muder-
ously negligent. Of all the veterans treated
for tuberculosis, only 3.67 per cent are dis-
charged as "quiescent," "apparently arrested"
or "arrested." Typical state hospitals such as
New York, discharge 48.1 per cent in these
classifications-fourteen times as many! The
death rate is equally shocking. If a man com-
pletes treatment, the changes are nearly two
to one that he will be carried out in a coffin.
Sixty per cent of all the patients in the vet-
erans' TB hospitals "run away."
Here are a few of the things that the in-
quiring reporter observed, during a half-year
spent visiting these government hospitals:
"I have found nurses so negligent that they
did not even bother to wash their hands af-
ter examining one patient with a contagious
disease and before turning to another.
"I have found many doctors, who could hold
no position in any well-run hospital; cynical
men who joked to me about their patients'
miseries; incompetent men who rejected, off-
hand, every modern advance in medicine.
"I have seen desperately sick veterans served
food so cold that it would be indignantly
rejected in the worst Bowery flophouse. Ana
I have seen these same veterans charged un-
conscionably high-prices by racketeering con-
cessionaires, permitted to operate within the
hospitals by complacent superintendents.
"I have seen men denied surgery they
needed, denied modern treatments that could
liave cured them-and even sneered at 'by of-
ficials for presuming to ask for these things."
Are the people going to -stand by and see
these men treated like that? We hope not.
Every mother's son of us should demand a
cleanup in the veterans' hospitals7-at once.
The war, they say, is bringing us.closer to-
gether. This is especially noticeable on trains
Softball Results ......."" iiiiiiiii iIi i
L F PERSONALS
Last Friday night's games in the
city softball league resulted in the 0Il lllll IIIlllllllllIillllIIIIIlll lllllllIIIIIIIIIlllillll
American Leigion defeating the Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker and
Papermakers 14 to 8 and the High son spent Tuesday in Greensboro
School boys downing Maintenance on business.
by a score of 32 to 5. Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin ol
Box scores follow: Wewahitchka were visitors here
Teami- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-R H E Sunday.
Legion .. 2 0 0 1 *6 5 x-14 14 4 Mr. and Mrs. Eulie Pelhamr and
Paper M. 2 2 3 1 0,0 .0- 8 11 7 family of Panama City spent Sun-
Batteries-Legion, Plair and Er- day here with Mr. and' Mrs. Bill
rington; Papermakers, Carr and Fordi.
Tharpe.. Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton,
Team-- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-R H E Mrs. Ediwin Ramsey, and Mrs. C.
School 13 3 8 2 2 4 x-32 25 4 H. Johnson spent Tuesday shop-
Mainten. 2 2 0 0 0 0 1- 5 11 8 ping in' Tallahassee.
Batteries-High School, Rhames aMr. and Mrs. Joed Braswell had
and Ramsey; 'Maintenance, Pat- as their guests last week-end Mrs.
ter.on andl Frost. Jack Lord and T5 0. J. Smith, witef
Club Standings and daughter of Hinesville, Ga.
Tearn- W L Pct, Mrs. C. G. Costing. and Mrs. Chaun-
HigTh. School ......... 1 0 1.000 cey Costin spent Tuesdlay shop-
American Legion ... 1 0 1.000 ping in Dothan, Ala.
Rotary Chib .....,... 1 0 1.000 ,Mrs. Robert. L. Smith returned
Kiwanis Club ...... 0 '1 .000 home Sunday from Fort Valley,
Mainlenane.. ... 0 1 .000 Ga., where .she visited, for a week
Paper Maker ..... 0 i .000 with he'e' aunt, Mrs.' W. L, Oley.
Tuesday. night's games.were not Mrs. Watson Smith and dugh-.
pElayed"d~ie' to rain. They will be ter, IMargi, 'spent Saturday in
made upli at a later date. Panama City and Tallabassee.'
Tonight .the .Paper Makers meet J. 0. Smith of Sumatra was, a
the High *:School 'andd the Kiwanis visitor in town Tuesday from Su-
tangles .ith th' LeIgion. matra the, guest of editor Bill
"e'x 'T"-sd '.tgtle: : rotary i"...i"le "re Ji'h in-
C'lib *ani'd ....er"Ma.er.p ei-t.r' jIr' 4laid' by erDscK *
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SEVENTH WAR LOAN
DRIVE OPENS MAY 14
The Seventh War Loan Drive
will start May 14 and continue
through June 30 to raise seven bil-
lion dollars. However, all sales of
Series E, F and G bonds for which
payment is' received at any office
of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta between April 9 and July
7 will be credited' to the drive.
; It is the plan in this. drive to
pay particular attention to the
sale of E 'bonds to workers through
the medium of the Payroll Sav-
ings Plan. The payroll drive is al-
ready underway and all regular,
payroll buying, plus buying thru
cash or increased allotments dur-,
ing April, M.ay and June, will be
credited to the Seventh War Loan
Mrrs. R. G. Porter and daughter
Bobby spent the week-end in Ap-
alaciicola.. 'Bobby 'rem@fed over
for a longer visit.
Miss Sara Martin returned home
Sunday from Greensboro, N. C.,
where she visited with friend
lapt week. -
Mr. and 'Mrs. W. 'B. Ferrell and
Mrs F'. 'M. Rowan spent Saturday
in Paama City. '
'"Mr. andl Sre. Charles McCfOllan.,.
spe nt turda in Panama City on'. .a
,".slnes.',, s., .
; SITTING IN WITH THE
(Continued from page 1)
000 from surpluses in the state
general revenue fund to the wel-
fare fund to maintain public as-
sistance grants at their current
Senator Lloyd Boyle of Sanford
placed his "three-day waiting pe-
riod" marriage bill on the calen-
dar, but it was blocked when Sen-
ator Carl Gray objected. Under
senate rules a bill cannot be, taken
u.p out of regular order except by
a unanimous vote. The bill would
make applicants file notice of in-
tention three days in advance' of
the issuing of the license and is
designed) to curb what the senator
terms "gin marriages."
News of the president's death
shocked! the state capitol as it did
every other community in the na-
tion. Legislators had' no heart to
continue in session and suspended
all activities, over the week-end.
:Mrs. Johi Allen and: diadghters.
and Mrs. Willie Nash andl son or
Apalachicola shopped here Satur-
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1945
... PI 2 ~ ,TESA, QTS.JEGL QNY FLRIA "G T 'E
TRAINING UNION STORK SHOWER HONORS WOMAN'S CLUB ENJOYS
ENJOYS SOCIAL MRS. ARTHUR BRYAN INTERESTING PROGRAM ;
The Adult Training Union of; Mrs. Fred McLait and iMr. The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
the First Baptist Church held a Howard Taunton were joint hon- held its regular meeting in the
social at the church last Friday tesses Wednesday evening of last club room at the Centennial Build-
evening under the supervision or week at the home. of the latter, ing Wednesday, April 4, with Mrs.
Mrs. Edith Hewitt. honoring' Mrs. Arthur Bryan with Nobie Stone presiding.
A short memorial service was a stork shower. i At the /conclusion of a short
held in honor of President Frank- Various contests were enjoyed business session, a very interest-
lin D. Roosevelt, everyone pres- during the evening, prizes going ing program was presented, by
ent taking part in the service, to Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Mrs.. R. W. Smith, beginning with
S f' Bill Mosley. Refreshments consist- two violin selections, "'Mighty Lak
Mrs. Walter Richardson and ing of roasted nuts, cookies and a Rose" and. "Trees," by. Mrs. Et.
little daughter returned home Sat- punch were served to those pres- win Ramsey, accompanied at the
urday from B!ountstown, where ent. piano by Mrs. M. P. Tomllnson.
they visited relatives for a few Enjoying this affair with the Mrs. Smith read, a message from
days. honoree and hostesses were, Mrs. Mrs. LaFell Dickenson, president
Gaston Dickens, Mrs. Carl Zimmei- of the General Fedleration of Wo-
man, Mrs. Bill Mosley, Mrs. Don- man's Clubs., urging members to
JOS. B. SPEAR ald Birath, Mrs. Walter Fudge, j study the Dumbarton Oaks pro-
OPTOMETRIST Mrs. Elmore Godfrey, Mrs. Till- posals and plans for the coming
man Fudge, Mrs. Bob Jacksor, peace. She then introduced W. A.
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted Mrs. Willard Meyers, Mrs. John Biggart and Nolbie Stone, who lea
APALACHICOLA, FLA. Kramer, Mrs. Verna Smith, Miss a, most interesting discussion on
s.Dorothy Trawick, Miss Marguerite this subject.
Wililams, Miss Sara Kelley, Miss A social hour followed the pro-
DRIVE BY Emily Ogilvie and Miss Emeline gram, during which the hostesses
DRIVE BY Belin. served delicious refreshments.
SUNNYT STATE Next meeting of the club will be
Mrs Lang Spell and son and held May 2, and the members are
SERVICE M-rs. Leon Parrish and son of Bon- anticipating a visit at that time
i.fay were the, week-end guests or from Mrs. William A. Guy, district
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hall, director.
and Get Your Windshield Mr. and Mrs. Ned Porter left f *A
Cleaned! Sunday for Atlanta, Ga., en a MARY VIC MAUCK CIRCLE
business trip. MEETS WITH MRS. JOHNSON
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R. F. H;.LFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, APRIL 22,. 1945
9:45--Sunday ..chool, for alL
l~_yKL--Morning Worship. Sermo. topic: "
'" '.-WHY I AM A BAPTIST." .
Baptt Training Union .
S8 0O-Eveniing Worship, Season; topic:
"MAKING DEPOSITS IN HEAVEN.'
The Mary Vic Mauck Circle of
the Methodist W. S. C:. S. was en-
tertained Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs.. C. H. Johnson on
Tenth Street. Mrs. Noble Stone,
chairman, presided. Excellent re-
ports were given 'by the treasurer,
bond chairman and social relations
Mrs. Glenn Boyles gave the de-
votional and Mrs. J. L. Temple
conducted, the Bible study from
the book, "The Radiant Heart."
Those, taking part on the program
were Mrs. Stone, Mrs. John Ro-
wan and Mrs. J. T. McNeill.
Following the program, a social
hour was enjoyed during which
Mrs. Johnson served cake,, sand-
wiches and coca-colas to the ten
MRS. S. C. PRIDGEON IS
HOSTESS TO J. A. M. CLUB
The regular meeting of the J. A.
M. Club was held Monday evening
at the home of Mrs. S. C. Prid-
geon at White City.
Those present to enjoy the eve-
ning were Mrs. Lola Costin, Mrs.
Florrie Connell, Mrs. Ruby Pria
geon, Mrs. Gladys Boyer, Mrs. Ca'.-
lie Howell, Mrs. Eula Pridgeo,.
and' one guest, Mrs. W. M. Up-
'The hostess served a delicious
salad course consisting of creamed
cheese salad, ritz cracker sand-
wiches, lemon cheese cake, coca-
colas and coffee.
The next meeting of the clut
'will be held April 30 with Mrs.
MRS. CROXTON HOSTESS TO
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
The Susie Peach Foster Circle
of the Methodist W. S. C. S. met
Monday afternoon at the home ot
Mrs. G. S. Croxton at White Citr.
An interesting study on "Being a
Christian". was given by Mrs.. J. U.
Farnell and Mrs. B. E. Rawls. The
meeting adjourned with sentence'
prayers led by Mrs. 0. D. Langs-
ton and closed by Mrs. Edwin Ram- I
sey. After a brief business ses-
sion the hostess served refresa-
ments to eleven members and one
visitor, Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon.,
S Mrs. C. C.' Taunton had, as her
guests 'over the week-end her
:daughter Evelyn, 'from' Camp Gor-
don Johnston, and son Wayne, of
'the dredge ."Blacklwater" statTnlthd
'e'Mrs. R. G. Larrick of Altha vis-
ited her sisters, Mrs; B. A. Prid-
ge'on' and Mis.' E.laa Davis, last
w ek-end at '.thet hope in White
Capt. and Mrs. H. G. Hughes ot
BakerMEflld. Calif.,, .Jlf,.,Tespday,
night after a brief visit here. with
Mr. andi Mrs. Rus Chlm. ,
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAY
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY A
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
RED BLOODED THRILLS!
St. Joe, Fla.
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MONDAY and TUESDAY
April 23 and 24 1 ,
Short Subjects -
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Chapter 10 of Serial
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SUNDAY, APRIL 22
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Chapter 11 of Serial
"The Black Arrow"
THURSDAY 'and FRDAv
April 26 and 27
"How to Play Football"
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METHODIST W. S. C. S.
IN WORSHIP PROGRAM
The April meeting of the Wom-
an's Society of Christian Service
of the Methodist. Church was hela
April 2 at the church, with Mrs.
J. L. Sharit presiding.
The meeting was opened with
prayer by Mrs. A. M. Jones, ana
after the usual reports were given
the group made the following
moves: To send "The Methodiis,.
Woman" and "World Outlook" to
all officers noet subscribing; to
have study courses, as in the past,
at all-day sessions; to order tn,.
articles requested for the kits tor
Russian Reilef, to be paid for by
the circles, and to pay bills as
Members were' urged to make
early contributions to the clothing
Mrs. R. G. Boyles. presented the
program for the afternoon. This
consisted of an inspiring worship
program, followed by two very in-
teresting talks, "The European
Situation After the War," .by Mrs.
R. W, Smith, and "Plans for the
Methodist Church In Europe" .from
the book ''Christ After Chaos," by
Mrs. 0. D. Langston. The meeting
was closed with prayer.
Bert Hall spent last week-end in
Blountstown visiting his mother..
BAPTIST CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MR'S. M. CHAFIN
Baptist W. M. U. Circle No. 3
met at the home of Mrs. Milton
Chafin on McClellan Avenue Mon-
Mrs. Tom Strickland le.d the de-
votional by reading the 95th Psalm.
A towel shower for the local hos-
pital was given at this time. AX-
ter a 'brief business session the
hostess served delicious" refresh-
ments to 16 members present. The
meeting was closed with prayer
by Mrs. Beckham.
The next meeting of the circle
will be, with Mrs. Lee Crawford at
her home on Long Avenue.
The Misses Margie Kirkland and
Mary Jane Morris, who are attend-
ing school in Auburn, Ala., spent
the week-end here as, guests- o
Margie's mother, Mrs. Ellen Kirk-
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FISHING POLES Cured fishing
. poles: for sale. Creech & Brooks
office, Monument Ave. 4-6tf
FOR SALE-Wood and coal-burn-
ing rai'ge: in gobdi condition; $30.
See W. B. Werrell, 3rd St. between
iong and Woodward Aves. P. 0.
Box 155.- 5-4*
FOR SALE 14-foot duck boat;
$35. See Patty Lovett. Phone
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE--Two choice residen-
Stial lots located on Long Ave-
nue. Priced right. Cash or terms.
Contact E. R. Loftin, DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. 4-20*
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25c
at The Star office. ti
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See, Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
- /G .- days each month, 8:00 p. m.
I Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. J. L.
Temple, W. M.; G. C. Atkins, Sec.
The pity d uniformity of the
4(g Ia d cha.iali use in corn-
are heated b the vigilant chemists of
Coatrol Lboraorijs. Even dusrig the
annufgctut of s simple product a score
'r Q of exaetimg test for purity are
with f ncei th. reliability of
the vav 7 yur phyiian precribes.
Pert St. Joe
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MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS C"""O"O'LN'S'T'hilI^slIIT..
April. 10, 1945
The Board, of County Commis-
sioners met this day in regular
session, with the following mem-
bers present: W. R. Connell, chair-
man; W. C. Roche, vice-chairman;
J. S. Daniels, J. C. Martin anau
Basil E. Kenney, Jr. Clerk and
Sheriff were also in attendance.
The meeting came to order at
10:00 a. m. andl the following pro-
ceedings were had:
Minutes of meeting March 13tn
were read and approved.
The following presented applica-
tions for liquor liceeasds as pre-
scribed by law and the same were
approved: Dr. Francis M. Hall,
Port St. Joe, Fla.; Jerry M. Rob-
erts, Wewahitchka, Fla.
.The Port St. Joe Dock & Termi-
nal Railway Company presented
blueprints of Plat of St. Joseph's,
Addition to the 'City of Port St.
Joe, Floridia, Unit Number 4, penn-
ing the filing of the. original Plat
of said Addlition. After examining
said blueprint, the original is here-
by approved and the Chairman
and Clerk o.f this Board instructed
to sign the same and thereafter
file in Plat Book No. 1, Public
Records, Gulf County. .
The Farm Agent and Hom
Demonstration Agent filed their
reports, for the month of March
and the same, were ordered filed
in the .office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court as part of the pub-
lic records, of the County.
Commissioner Kenney offered
the following resolution, whicni
was seconded, by Commissioner
Roche and unanimously adopted
and the Clerk instructed! to mail
copy to Hon. F. E. Bayless. Jr.,
Chairman, State Road Department
and to his Excellency, Governor
Millard F. Oaldrwell:
WHEREAS, The County Com-
missioners of Gulf County, State
of Florida, desire thathe White
City Bridge over the Inte'rcoastal
Waterway on State Road 6 b
named for Honorable Elgin Bay-
less, Chairamn of the State Roaut
Department of the State of Flor-
WHEREAS, The County Cor--
fissioners of Gulf County believe
that this action in naming tha
bridge, for Chairman Bayless is a
fitting expression of respect ana
con-fiden'ce for his valued admin-
istration of the affairs of the StaLz
Road Department and the fine er-
forts that he is making for ad-
vancement of the public road sys-
tem of the State;'
NOW THEREFORE, Be it r
solved by ,the Board of County
Commissioners, of Gulf County,
State of Florida:
1. 'That the White City Bridge
over the Intercoastal Waterway on
State Road 6 be named the "El-
gin Bayless Bridge" in honor of
Honorable Elgin Bayless, Chair-
man of the State Road Department
of the State, of Florida.
2. That the Legislature of the
State of Florida be and it is here-
by petitioned to enact appropriate
legislation to designate said bridge
the "Elgin Bayless Bridge."
3. That copies of this resolution
be forwarded to Gulf County's
Senator and Representative in the
Florida Legislature now in session
with request that they secure en-
gctment of the legislation required
to name the said, bridge. the "El-
gin Bayless Bridge."
Whereupon, the following bills
were presented, examined, ap-
provedl and ordered paid from the
several County Funds as follows:
A. J. Fowler, building win-
dow s ....................$ 22.00
Municipal Hospital, Mrs. Col-
linsworth ............... 200.00
Daffin Mercantile Co., Court
House supplies ......... .11.35
Bishop Office Equip. Co. 1.32
(Ieo. D. Barnard Co. 28.06
H & W B Drew Co. ... 3.84
The Star Publishing Com-
'pany, legals ............ 35.00
Postmaster, county hostage 6.00
Mrs. Pearl J. Whitfield, sal-
ary and expenses ...... 100.00
C. G. Rish, salary, less tax 74.30
E. Clay Lewis, Jr. '" .... 39.50
Robert Scott .. 122.80
J. R. Hunter .... 137.60
W. R. Conrnell .... 49.90
.T. S. Daniels .... 50.90
T n. Martin .... 53.40
Basil E. Kenney,' Jr. : .. 52.50
W. C. Roche .... 52.50
-,ll -Hardy. county indigent 10.00
W. T. Strange. .... 10.00
Oeo. Cox .... 10.00
St. Joseph Telephone, & Tel-
.-rinh Co., acct. ........ 4.15
20% Tax a/c, withheld .... 17.00
The Gulf County Breeze,
Patio v .:............. 8.00
P. F. McDaniel, caslet ... 37.50
St ,Toe Hardware Co., Court
House supplies .......... 1.50
B. I. Parker, cost bill .... 8,00
By WESLEY RAMSEY of stude
a class tlh
school band presented. a
Tuesday' for the benefIc
nts who couldn't get "to
ursday night- (all who had
hat period came though!)
Fine and. Forfeiture Funcr
Mrs. Etta Rhaines,, laundry
for jail .. ... ............ $ 15.Ou
J. E. Pridgeon, cost bill .... 228.61
J. R. Hunter, recording con-
victions and cash adv. jail
supplies ...... ... . 42.2a
E. Clay L, -- Jr., salary
and .:.-," i I -:. ... 190.00
B. E. Parker, cost bills .... 487.29
Road and Bridge Funs
St. Joe Lumber and Export
,Co., tractor parts .......$139.4!
S. L. Hughes, work on trac-
tor ...... .............. '50.00
D. M. Thomas, salary, less
tax ..................... 132.60
A. J. Jenks, salary, etc., less
,tax ...................... 142.2z
Jennings Davis., tractor man 39.0U
Allen Kemp, road' work ... 52.00
Lawrence Kemp ..... 36.00,
G. T. Rhames ..... 8.00
J. R. Hunter, express paid '1.1(1
20% Tax acct., withheld .. 15.5uI
P. F. McDaniel, supplies
for convicts ............ 3.2n
C. H. Collins Garage, a/c.. 16.251
St. Joe Motor Co., 'a/c.... 8.45
G. C. Taylor, repairing cables 2.00
Sunny State Service, a/c .. 23.82.
Standard Oil Co., a/c ..... 3.45;
1. E. Parker, cost bills ..., 62.00
James Laurimore, clay and
hauling ................. 60.2 '
Buddie Barber, tractor man 3.00
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
S. L. Brothers, salary, less.
20% Tax acct., withheld .. 1.40
Canal Toll Fund
R. J. Pitts, salary, less, tax $125.00
Postmaster, postage ....... -3.00
20% Tax acct., withheld .. 9.20
Frank & Dot's Agency, in-
surance, etc. ............ 450.00
Mother's Pension Fund,
Mrs. Minnie Paul, mother's
pension ................... $6.00
Mrs. Jessie Walsingham 3.00
Mrs. J. C. Liurimore ... 6.00
Mrs. Julia Odom ... 3.00
Mrs. Etta Rhames "... 6.00
Mrs. Corine Jdnks 3.00
Mrs. Rosa Stevens ... 3.00
Mrs. L. Williams .... 3.00
Mrs. EliZa Williams. .... 6.00
Mrs. Cautsey Griffin .... 6.00
Mrs. Fred G. Hall ... 3.00
Race Track Fund
A\"-inittr2. and Livestock
Fund, transfer ......... .$170.81
Whereupon, there being no fur-
ther business to come before, the
Board at this time, it did then ad-,
journ until the next regular meet-
ing in May, the same being the 8th
(rIy of said' month, unless called
in special session by the Chairman.
s/ W. R. OONNELL,
J. R. HUNTER, Clerk.
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THE STAR,, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.FRIDAY,-,AIPRILL ;qF, 940-
For the first time in years we The band realized a fair profit on
have had a vacation that we'd the concert, clearing over $100.
rather have done without. It was
brought about by the passing of The seventh grant went on -
President Roosevelt. Every mem- class. party Satu-day, journeying
ber of the school deeply regretted to the beach for *a broiling aay.
his death. We feel 'that his name Tests are over, thank goodness.
will go down in history as. equal to Now the grade cards corn e, out.
if not greater than Lincoln or Mias dio! what a week-test,
Washington. Surely his days, of grade cards, concerts, ball games
office were as trying, as the days and the president dying.
of these two great men. Surely tie We see that our boys walked oft
things he did and: the things he 'with their game in the city soft'balr
said .will be placed in the, immoi- league the other night. Take heed,
tal pages of history. Now that our old men, that performance will be
pres.i'ent is gone we are 100 repeated in future, so you'haven't
per cent behind the new president, a chance!
We're Overstocked On ... i
RON LEO RUM
FIFTHS .-- $3.15
PINTS $1.75 I
It MUST Be Moved!
SST. JOE BAR
PORT ST. JOE -:- FLORIDA
Notice to Dog Owners
Notice is hereby given to all dog owners that Dr LaRue
Garrett, D.V.M., will be at the City Hall Monday, April
16 from 9 a. m. to 12 noon and on Monday, April 23 from
3 to 6 p. m. for the purpose of vaccinating dogs for rabies.
A charge of two dollars ($2.00) will be made for each
All dogs treated by Dr. Garrett will not be subject to
license by the City of Port St. Joe. All dogs found within
the City after April 23 that have not been treated for
rabies will be impounded and disposed of according to law.
Witness my hand and seal this 29th day- of March, 1945.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk.