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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1945
iIlll W OU ND EDIIIIIIIIIIII III IIIIIIIIIII lIIIIIIIII III
James Curtis Evans, member ofI lowing date of scheduled game or
a U.. S. nava' armed guard crew, j be declared forfeit.
has been presented the Bronze ] Due to several .loud mouths at
Star Medal and is now enttiled to I recent games it was agreed that
wear a [bronze star on his Euro- the umpire will have full authoi-
pean-Africa-Middle Eastern. Area ity to eject from the field any-
campaign ribbon.. He is the. son of I player using .profane or objection-
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Evans of this able Ilanguage.
city. Most important decision reached,
and one that will add interest tv
PROMOTED the games, was that the season as
George Bromley, former chemist scheduled will 'be divided into two
with the St. Joe Paper Company. parts, the winner of the first halt
has been- promoted from the rank to meet the winner of the second
of major to lieut. colonel, and has half in-a five-game "Little World
been awarded the Bronze Star, Series" at the end of the season.
with O'ak Leaf Cluster. George Is. Present at the meeting were J.
now in command of the 301st In- I. Farnell, Otbo Anderson, Chuck
pantry Regiment in Germany. Gibson, Jack Frost. Opp Moore, W.
IS. Smith, Red Hendrickson, Terry
JESSE STONE WRITES Hinote, Jeff Plair, George Wim-
Editor Bill-It seems that I wiU berly and A. P. Wakefield.
'be here for several weeks more, so ; _____I_____
please send The Star to me here. ATTEMPT TO LOWER HOME-
Before I had, been in the States STEAD EXEMPTION KILLED
six weeks I received my orders for
a return to overseas duty. I re- An attempt of Rep. Walker of
ported in here for transportation, Volusia county to lower the pres-
however in have been detained for ent homestead amendment tax ex-
medical treatment and expect to emption from the present $5000 ol
be here for several weeks. At the $3000 in a proposed resolution for
present time I am engaged in ,' constitutional amendment can-
training for someof.: me navy's ing far such a reduction, was de'-
most secret electrical equipment. feated in the house'committee.
I have my, wife here with me
and we both are really missing the Fiance Killed In Action
'Florida sunshine." Sunshine is Mrs. Kate Miller of Tampa ar-
an unknown word up, here. One rivedi Tuedsay for a few days' visit
fellow told me the other day that here with her niece, Miss Hazel
"Florida has. the climate Califor- Neeld, R.N., Who 'has just re-
nia brags about." I agree.
T. J. Barrington of Wewahitchk'a
is on the 'base here. I see him fre-
Please start The Star coming,
as I miss it extremely.
Yours for Victory,
JESSE V. STONE.
Craven Center PS'NY
McCook, AAF, Neb.
18 April, 1945
Dear Editor Bill.--Just a few
lines to let you hear from me.
Everything is well ih hand up here
and I hope it is in St. Joe.
I have received a coupe of is-
sues of The Star and I saw, some
addresses, lt I d id'n.'tknow any
of them personaA.yn;I wtoul0 like to
(Coninued on Page 2)
ceived word that her fiance, who
was serving with the First Army,
has been killed in action.
Attend Funeral of Father
Mr. and Mrs.. R. H. Brinson and
daughters, Sarah and Sibbie, at-
tended the funeral of Mrs. Brin-
son's father, A. N. Hester, which
was held Wednesday of last week
at Climax, Ga.
Mrs. W. N. Routh and sons from
Bogalusa, La., are visiting .Mrs.
Routh's parents, Mr. and lMrs.
George Johnson, for several weeks.
Move To Wewahitchka ,
M-r. and Mrs. H. E. Helms aud
famnly, who hasye dted here for
several years ha-re noved to We-
wahitehbk, to make their hoiM.
Up League. Rules
Meeting Held Monday To Promul-
gate Regulations For Soft-
At a meeting of team managers
of the St. Joe Softball League held
Monday, afternoon at the Florida
Power office, riles and regula-
tions' governing play were formu-
lated and: adopted.
It, was. agreed that the practice
of players being exempted from
payment of an admission fee be
done away with, and that all play-
ers pay 2'5c, excepting boys of the
high school team, who shall be
taxed 10c. It was also agreed that
any money left at the end of the
season% after all, 'expenses have
been paid, will be used' for civic
purposes. Last year quite a size-
able amount was turned' over to
the school athletic .fund.
Some discussion was held ont
the matter of players wearing
spiked shoes, and' the use of these,
were banned'. Otto Anderson sug-
gested that those high school boys
who have been playing barefooted
be made to wear shoes. "It might
slow 'em lown some and give us
old fellows a chance," he said.
A l postponed games must be
played off within two weeks fol-
Sitting In With
By RUSSELL KAY
For as long as most of us can
remember, the suggestion of a
"sales tax" has, 'brought cold
chills to members of the legisla-
ture. Efforts to pass such legisla-
tion in the past have' gotten no-
where, but it seelis a lot of the
lawmakers have. lld a change of
'The taxpayer no longer looms in
the minds of the boys, as "the, big.
bad wolf" but rather as. a timid
little lamb -that likes to be pushed
around. Each session they have
add'et to his tax 'burden with this
or that nuisance tax and he has
not complained. So why not just
go ahead> and slap him all the way
over the cliff with a nice general
sales tax atd have done with It,
at least for a couple of years, then
it can be increased with little, ef-
Folks have become accustomed
to carrying coupons and tokens
around., they expect to pay taxes
and. more, taxes and will stand
hitched. so why not make the
most of it?
Senators a nd representatives
who a few years ago would hav,
had delirium tremens at the mer,-
suggestion of a "sales tax" are
now boldly .speaking out in favoi
of, one. While the governor has
given no indication of how he
stands', on the question, it is gen-
Prally believed that if such a tax.
were approved, by the legislature,
he would sign on the dotted liny.
In the' meantime, plans are go-
ing forward for an increased tax
6n cigarets, beer, utilities and a
nu nber of other tiems. The foni-
'cent c'igaret tax is almost certain
and you can look for a substafittal
hike on beer, if not wines ana
liquor as. well. As for utilities, it
seems, doubtful that the 10 pei
cent suggested by the governor
will be imposed.. The people are
going to have to pay this. tax and
(Continued on Page 4)
GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL FOR
HOG SERUM DISTRIBUTION
A $250.000 appropriation for free
distribution of hog cholera serum
to Florida farmers became law
last week with Governor Cald-
well's signature, but it may be a
week or so before the service be-
FEW SUBSCRIPTIONS OPEN
Right now there are but six
subscriptions open for The Star,
as most subscribers whose sub-
scriptions expired in March paid
to keep the paper coming. Several
pew names have been added, to the
list during the past two weeks,
which leaves, as we stated above,
room for but six more.
HAM TO BE GIVEN AWAY
Someone is going to be the lucky
recipient of an 18-pound baked
ham tonight at the dance held at
the Centennial Aud'itorium and
it won't cost a red point. The
ham has been donated by the
Florida Power Corporation.
Sends Regards to Everyone
Bert Hull writes from Phoenix,
Ariz., to have his name added to
" he Star's subscription list. He
also says: "You may tell every-
one that we are very happy in our
new home, although we miss St.
Joe an. awful lot. Regards to you
and everyone in St.,Joe."
Mrs. R. M. Carver
Taken By Death
Dies At Home Here Sunday; In-
terment Monday In Live
Mrs. R. M. Carver, 83, mother oi
R. S. Carver of this city, passed
away Sunday afternoon at her
home on Long Avenue. The body
was taken to 'Live Oak Monday,
where 'she was laid to rest.
Mrs. Carver was born in Su-
wannee county, Florida, in 1862,
and was the widow of a well-
known ;merchant of Welborn, who
preceded her in death 30 years
ago. She had been a member of
the Welborn Baptis't church for
more than 60 years.
She leaves, to mourn her pass-
ing three sons and a daughter, It.
S'. Carver of this city, K. R. Car-
ver of Jacksonville, R. R. Carver
of Lake City, and Mrs. H. E.
Knight of Jacksonville; also a
number of grandchildren, incluu-
ing W. I. Gardner of this city.
BILL TO PROVIDE
AID FOR HOSPITAL
Notice of intention to apply to
the state legislature for enactment
of a bill authorizing the board of
commissioners of Gulf county to
provide monies, for the support of;
the St. Joe municipal hospital ap-
pears in this issue of The Star. It
is signed by J. L. Sharit.
-The -measure as 'rAa'vn asks- that-
the county contribute $5000 dur-
ing 1945 and $2500 annually there-
FUND IS DISTRIBUTED
FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES
A $2,728,870 fund, for increasing
school teachers.' salaries .this year
was sent out to the 67 counties
last week from the office of State
Comptroller J. M. Lee.
The fund w'as distributed in
amounts varying from $3,150 to
Glades county up to $296,870 for
Dade. This extra money brings
the state's appropriation for the
present year to $1000 for each in-
struction unit, the basis upon
which state funds are distributed
to the counties.
COMMITTEES TURN THUMBS
DOWN ON CIGARET, BEER TAX
The senate finance and taxation
committee has voted against the
house-approved penny increase in
the state citgaret tax, and the
house temperance committee de-
feated the administration, three-
cent per bottle beer tax.
Supporters of administration tax
legislation predict that both pro-
posals will weather the storm.
The adverse- committee reports
will require the .mustering of %
two-thirds vote to get the meas-
ures considered on the floor.
RATION STAMPS WILL
Housewives who haven't been'
checking very closely on ration
stamps are herewith informed that
blue stamps C2 through G2 expire
tomororw. Red stamps T5 through
15, also expire tomorrow.
Reports for. New Assignment,
Lt. Ouidia Stafford of the Nurses
Corps', and who has been on over-
seas duty in Engalnd for more
than two years, left Tuesday for
New Jersey, where she will report
for a new assignment after a fur-
lough of two wteks. here with her
parents, Mr. an& Mrs. J, D. Staf-
Asks for V-E Day
Observance B y
Mayor Sharit Sets Out Digni-
fied Program; Similar Re- ..
quest By Governor
In anticipation of V-E Day,
Mayor J. L. Siharit has issued a.
proclamation calling upon all citi-
zens, when the day arrives, to ob-
serve it religiously, 'thankfully,
thoughtfully and sanely. He re-
quests places of businesss where
intoxicants are sold. to close and
make, no sales to anyone during'
the day; andl he advises against
any, wild, and noisy rejoicing.
A similar- proclamation in re-
gard to establishments selling In-
toxicants. has been issued by Gov-
ernor Millard Caldwell, and orders
to enforce it. have 'been received
*by Sheriff Byrd Parker and his
deputies andi Chief of Police John
With the Allied armies on all
fronts in Europe making con-
tinued advances against the enemy,
scoring success after success, and
bringing final victory nearer eace
day, Mayor Sharit deemed It
timely to proclaim how that earn-
estly and dievoutly-wished triumph
might fittingly and becpmingly be
The official prn.-:lr(:ior by the
mayor reads as -'f.I.lowv:
Whereas, The people of Port 'St.
Joe an dl other citizens of th e
United States bhiave been thrust
into war with Germany, Japan
ani other satellite nations contrary'
to our peace-loving tralitions and
Whereas, Many of our sons,
daughters and loved ones have
sacrificed their lives in the serv-
ice of our country in bringing this
war to a speedy conclusion; and
Whereas, Those df our loved
ones. now serving with the armed
forces are daily making a further
sacrifice of lives and in general
suffering the hardships of war;
Whereas. It is now apparent
through the bravery of the men
and .women in the armed forces or
the United States and its Allies,
and with the infinite mercy of Al-
mighty God, the armies of Ger-
many and Japan may surrender at
an early date;
Now. Therefore, I, J. L. Sharit,
by virtue of authority vested In
me as mayor of the city of Port
St. Joe, do hereby proclaim:
1. The 24-hour period immedi-
ately following surrender of either,
or both the armies of Germany or
Japan to be a legal holiday for
-n-ose *of prayer and thanks-
2. That the, leaders of our sev-
eral churches are urged' to ar-
range services of thanksgiving to
be held during the said 24-hour
period andi make' the' hour and
nlace of such services knowR, In
an apDropriate manner so that all
the citizens of Port St. Joe and
visintfv will have opportunity of
attending, whether members of
thbo sovoral active churches or not.
3. That dnring this day of
think -ivin all .business houses,
including theaters, of our city are
urged' to close so that those en-
-az'eri in serving the public may
join in this Day of Victory.
4. Thrat for the further purpose
of preserving the sanctity of this
occasion, all laws and ordinances
if t ,p iti, of Port St. Joe per-
tailing to the sale of alcoholic
beverages on Sundavs are pro-
rlaimet' to be in effect during
thit 24-hour period.'and all our
citizens are urged to co-operate to
the end. that said laws and ordin-
ances shall be rigidly enforced.
- J. L. SHARIT, Mayor.
Langstons Visiting In Arkansas
"eV. and Mrs. 0. D. Langstoln
are'visiting i Arktansas thilweelt
Pvt. Charles B. Crawford, bro-
ther of Lee Crawford of Port St.
Joe, is reported as being in a
hospital in England recovering
from wounds received while re-
moving a land mine in Germany.
Pvt. Crawford, who is with the
Engineers of the First Army,
is a former employee of the St.
Joe Paper Company, having put
in five years at the mill before
entering the service in. August
GETS BRONZE STAR
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Po E W TH A P.. ... .. G CA
Published Every Friday at Pert t. Joe, Fla.
by The Star Publishing Company
W. 8. 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
-4on Telephone 5,1 --
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 tord is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts,
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken worA
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
A WISE DECISION
In his "Washington Merry-Go-Round" col-
umn, Drew 'Pearson said the other day that
American advance patrols on Friday, April 13,
were in Potsdam, a suburb of 'Berlin, but that
the next day withdrew to the River Elbe
about 50 miles south, because of a previous
agreement with the Russians that they were
to occupy Berlin and because of their insist-
ence that the agreement be kept.
- That is why,'Pearson says, General Eisen-
hower is holding the American armies at the
Well, and good, say we. Let the Russians
have Berlin; it will mean that an untold nunm-
ber of American lives will be saved, and any-
way, the Russians probably will do a better
job of extermination than would the Ameri-
SEVENTH WAR LOAN COMING UP wash.
T 1 I iLt, James ,T. McNeill 0-836825
The Seventh War Loan Drive ill open oi- 1Lt, James )cNeill 0 83682
351st Bomb Gp. (H), 510th Sqdn.,
ficially on May 14 and continue through June .APO 557 c/o Postmaster, Ner
30. Uncle Sam wants seven billion dollars York, N. Y.
in this loan-and four billions of this is to be David. B. Maddox S 2/c, Q. M.
in E Bonds, the- kind that most of us have 93'28515, Station 750-45, Navat
Training and Distribution Cente.,
been buying. Shoemaker, Calif.
We shouldn't have to be reminded' what Lt. Win. M. Wallace, Mag. 35,
this money is to be used for or that for every Hq. 59, MCAS, El Centro, Calif.
three dollars we invest we will get four dol-, Robert E. Bellows S l/c, U.SS.S.
lars back. All that we need to know is that Tweed:, c/o Fleet Postoffice, New
York, N. Y.
so long as our young men and women can Ferrell Oliver AllenS 2/c MAM
take it in battle, and as long as it is neceh- 9,329762, Fleet Postoffice, Mail-
sary for them to take it, just so long can we men's School, Norfolk, Va.
take it, and give it, at home. ----
Buy bonds in this Seventh War Loan? Sure Wimberlys Have Visitort
Mr. and Mrs. George Wimberiy
we will. And as many more as will be needed ha as dir su e rge Wimberek-
to supply our fighting forces and to eventu- end Mrs. Wimberly's mother, Mrs.
ally bring them home victorious. I. H. Corbitt of Valdosta, Ga., ana
Bob Clayton and D. B. Lewis Jr..
from G. M. A., Barnesville, Ga.
A lot of us may not be vegetarians, but it
won't be long until we find out just how mucn Wartime slogan of the bus and
virtue there is in the diet that prohibits eat- railroad companies: "The Public
ing red meat.
A college professor says the price of civilt-
zation, is inanity. If he thinks the present
brand of it is worth going inasne over, he's
Nazi soldiers on the eastern front sleep un-
derground in community log shelters. The
Russians approve the idea, say it saves burial
'Since food can now be made of wood, land-
lords who offer "Room and Board" may soom
be speaking literally.
iIIIIIlIIIIIIIiiiIIIIII lluIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHiiiilt! Softball Results
By WESLEY RAMSEY In a merry-go-round during the
second inning last Friday night,
mU IIfiIIIIInlIIIIIIIIlIIIII -IIII tIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH .the High School lads' downed the
Paper Makers' 20 to 3, holding the
This wfek completes the first mill team scoreless in all innings
-week of tu? scrap paper campaign I but ther-sixth. 'The.second game or
being conducted by the band. The the evening sultd in the Le-
week ended with fair evidence or to 6 score, the Legionnaires put-
their labors. So far, 1060 pounds ting the game on ice in the first
have been collected. Anyone havy- frame. The -box scores:
ing any waste paper, such as mag- ITen 1 3 0 6 2 x20 13 4
azines, catalogs, boxes, wrapping Paper M. 0 0 0 0 0 3 0- 3 8 15
paper,. newspapers, etc., please no- Team- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7- R H E
tify Ourtis Chestnut, George Su- Legion .. 7 0 1 1 1 1 2-13 15 5
ber, Gale Traxler, Tommy Owens Kiwanis 0 1 3 0 2 0 0- 6 10 11
or Randall Brady. They are the Tuesday night's game between
or Randall Brad. They are the Paper Makers and the Rotary
captains of various. areas of the was a humd'inger, with the Paper
city. If you don't know the cap- Makers taking the tilt by a single
tain in your district, just notify run. The box store:
any band member and' the paper Team-. 1 2 34 5-6 7- HE
pae1Paper M. 4 0 0 1 1 2 x- 8 12 4
will be picked up. Rotary ... 1 0 5 0 0 1 0- 7 10 5
The seniors, came back from Due to the dance this evening,
their house 'party Sunday witn games scheduled for tonight were
, moved up. The Kiwanians took
everyone blistered and sleepy.Imoe up.lThedKne d an to
everyone blistered and sleepy. their first tilt Wednesday night 'by
Mrs. Mize said that In two nights defeating Maintenance by the top-
they got all of four hours sleep. '.heavy score of 23 to 5. Box scoer:
The juniors went on a beach Team- 1 23 4 5 6 7-R H E
Kiwanis 6.20 4 8 3 x-23 18 7
party Saturday, but very few of Mainten. 0 0 3 2 0 0- 5 6 10
them got blistered. The sopho- CLUB STANDINGS
miores will go on a beach ,party Team- W L Pct.
this evening. American Legion ... '2 0 1.000
School. will be out in four mor Paper Make H S rs ....... 0 1 .500
weeks. It doesn't seem possible, Rotary, Clu'b ........ 1 1 .500
but it is. We're getting so used to Kiwanis Club ...... 1 2 .333
this that we.', beginning to sing Maintenance ....... 0 2 .000
the "Prisoner's Song." We believe The High School meets the Kt-
practically, everyone will ,be back wani elub next Tuesday evening,
and next Thursday tke Legion and
in a week, though, to go to stem- Rotary tangle due to school exer-
mer school. Some of the, teachers .cises Friday night; Maintenance
actually have hopes of lasting out .and Paper Makers play Friday'nite
the year without being sent to
Event of the Week: Miss Caw- I
thon opened her desk in 7th grade I
arithmetic and found-guess what?
An alligator! 'We are selling off our S
Return To Home In Tampa with cross timbers.
Mr. and Mri?' Lewis Presnell and small camp houses on.
sons returned Sunday to their You can leave them-no b
home in Tampa after a visit of
several weeks here with .Mrs. iWr
Presnell's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. HRo'lliday. JEROME
Buy Home At White City MA
SMr,. 'and, Mrs. Carl. Stevens have
lbought:a ahome'at White City from--
J. E. Ric. -ABALACHICO
.A v0tlun. dcMa't e*--It PAYS!.
( With the Colors -
(Continued from page 1)
know the address of Cpl. R. D.
Williams and also Henry Rai-
ford's. I would also like to have
the address of Herbert Dykes.
Williams. and I used to be in Gulf-
port, Miss., together and I haven't
heard from him since we shipped
away from there, and' as for Rai-
ford, I haven't heard from hun
since, we were inducted into the
service in 1942. .
Well, I hope all the folks, in St.
Joe are gettingtalong okeb, and'
hope it won't be long before we
can all be home.
Pie. H. C. Richards.
559th Service Group
994th Mat. Sqdn.
(Besit we can do for you is to
give you, Opl. Williams' address,
which you will find- below. Per-
haps some of our readers can fur-
nish us with, the others.)
Cpl. R. D. Williams 3424875,
?123rd Base Unit, See. C, HAAP',
Lt. Maxwell S. Maddox 0-1556755
Forward Echelon S. & S., A T C,
1408th A'AF Base Unit, APO 74.,'
c/o Postmaster, New York, N. 1..
Sain Arrow Ford, Sl/c, U. S. S.
Bogue, 2nd, Div., c/o Fleet Postof-
fice, New York, N. Y.
Jesse V. Stone RT1/c, 644-63-13
Craven Center PSINY, Bremerton,
TEEL LOG PONTOONS
These are ideal to pwt
ailing. Will last for year*.
Attend .0..E. S Birthday Party
Mrs. Frank Manning and,,, Mrs.
Watson Smith attended the cele-
bration of the 27th birthday of
Panama Chapter 102 of the Order
of Eastern Star Thursday night oXl
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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 field, Illinoade on it
will bDe retITrned to your family and the principal
amount of the contract paid'to then.
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EEP 'EM WORKING
Heavy, crimped oats balanced out
with conditioning feeds like lin-
seed oil meal, soybean oilmeal
LA e and molasses. A real feed
Depend o Puria Omotene
One bo of Calf Starters repleg ces
40 gollons of milk, and gros big, $
V rigorous, thrifty calves. Saves timb,' t L
labor, and money.
.$Start'em with STARTENA
Feew fer Big Litters
wjnv ToF lotb of sowi0 milk, heavy pigs,
yE fa =" t q e balance your grain l 'Un"
with and Pig Chow. Supplies *ow
what your grain lack.A
Try SOW and PIG CHOW
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In free-choice feeding tests by g
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St. Joe Hardware Co.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
RL TIE POR ST. JOE, GULF CU"T" O AA TIH
REV. DANIEL TO PREACH
AT METHODIST CHURCH
In' the absence of Rev. 0. D.
Langston, Rev. W. A. Daniel will
preach Sunday morning at the
.Methodist Church and bring his
congregation with him for a joint
Little Miss Reed Lewis and h.
Clay Lewis' III, returned home last
Friday from Marianna where they
visited for several weeks, with
S JOS. B. SPEAR
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
IF you drive in at
Sunny State for
service and don't
get youit wind-
shield 'cleaned, we'll give
you your purchase! .
COME IN TODAY!
PHONE 136. W
WOMAN'S CLUB TO HOLD
LAST MEETING OF YEAR
The last meeting of the club
year of the Port St. Joe Woman's
Club will be held at the club room
in the Centennial Building Wed-
nesday afternoon, May 2.
This meeting will be very im-
portant due to installation of of-
ficers by Mrs. Charles Brown, ana
all members are urged, to be in
Elected Officer At Stetson
Miss Willa Dean Lowery, daugh-
ter of Mr. and, Mrs. Ernest Lowery
of this city, has been elected treas-
urer of the Volunteers, for Chris-
tian Service at John B. Stetson
University, DeLand, where she Is
enrolled in the College of Liberal
Cadet Spends Week-end Here
Cadet Edward Bartee from Geor-
gia Military Institute, Milledge-
ville, Ga., spent the week-end here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Mrs. Everette McFarland visited
relatives and friends in Blounts-
Harold Powell, S 21c, of Mobile
spent the week-end here with his
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
7a -B .
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor -Telephone 156
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 1945
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
"GOD'S APPEAL TO CHRISTIAN YOUTH."
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Eveniing Worship. Sermon topic:
"YOUTH AND YOKES."
EVER BODY WELCOME I
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BAPTISTS TO OBSERVE
I 'INTERMEDIATE DAY'
Next Sunday, April 29, has been
'designated as "Intermediate Day-
in the churches' of the Southern
Baptist Convention, and it will be
observed with appropriate services
in the local Baptist Church.
The group of young people ages
13 through 16 compose what is
known as the Intermediate De-
partment in a Baptist church, and
they constitute one of the most
alert, active groups in the life ot
the local Baptist church.
These young people will have
charge of the responsible places
in both morning and evening serv-
ices next Sunday. They will com-
pose the choir and furnish special
music, serve as ushers, read tne
scripture selections, lead in prayer
and play the instruments. Stan-
ford Beckham, director of church"
music, will lead: the congrega-
tional singing; Miss Erline Mc-
Clellan will direct the youth choir,
which is largely composed of In-
termediates; Miss Merita Sutton
will play the piano and solovox,
and there probably will be music
by the band instruments.
The pastor will preach sermons
especially appropriate for young
people. He will speak Sunday
morning on "God's Appeal to
Christian Youth.'" The evening ser-
mon topic will be "Youth ana
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend these services.
BIRTHDAY PARTY HONORS
MRS. BUCK GRIFFIN
Mrs. J. B. Traweek honored Mrs.
Buck Griffin Wednesday on her
26th birthday with a buffet sup-
per at her home at Kenney's Mill.
Games and contests made up the
evening's entertainment, prizes go-
ing to Mr. and, Mrs. Tom Byrd.
About thirty guests were present
to enjoy this happy, occasion.
The hostess served fried chick-
en, potato salad, deviled eggs,, to-
matoes, hot rolls, cake and- coffee.
HOSTS AT PICNIC SUPPER
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens were
hosts Wednesday evening at a
picnic lawn supper at their new
home in White City. Those visiting
and enjoying the evening were
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hurbut and
son Kenneth, Mrs. Belle DuBose
and daughter Margaret, Janet and
Betty Scott, Elsie and Margaret
Th'arp and the Misses Tharp and
Doc Ward Has New Nurse
Mrs. Ruth Mudge, R.N., who
had been Dr. A. L. Ward's private
nurse for the past two years, left
last week to join her husband who
has recently returned from over-
seas duty and, is now stationed at
New Orelans. Miss Doris Sum-
merford,, R.N., who has been at
the municipal hospital for several
months, is now working with Dr.
Called Home By Mother's Illness
IMiss Willa Dean Lowery, who is
attending Stetson University at
DeLand', was called, home due to
the illness of her mother.
Vacationing In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell ana'
son, Jimmy, are spending their
vacation in Atlanta and Barnes-
vil'e, Ga., this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maddox spent
Sunday in Apalachicola, guests ot
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Maddox.
Mrs. Florrie Connell spent Sun-
day in Wewahitchka, the guest ot
her mother, Mrs. Harriet Rowell.
Mrs. Naomi Lanier and Miss
Lilly Pearl Watkins made a busi-
ness trip to Panama City Monday.
Mrs.. R. W. Stewart of Apalachl-
cola was shopping here Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Stewart of Camp
Gordon Johnston spent the week-
end here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Wakefield.
load The Bur to a friend.
A Martin Theatre
TEENETTE CLUB ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
The Teenette Club held its last
meeting Wednesday at the home
of Marjorie Smith. The business
session was devoted entirely to'
the election of new officers, the
following being named: Dorothy
Minus, president; Hazel Burnette,
vice-president; Sara Oeva Phil-
yaw, secretary; Lynn Traxler,
treasurer; Estelle Richards, pub-
Retiring officers are: President,
Maxie Brown; vice-president, Bet-
ty Sue McPhaul; secretary, Mar-
jorie Simith; treasurer, Sara Jo
Costin; publicity chairman, Hazel
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, refreshments were enjoyed 'by
Mrs. Thos. McPhaul returned
Sunday from Birmingham, where
she was. called due to illness in
her sister's h6me.
Mrs. Red Brinson returned last
Friday night from Cairo, Ga.,
where she was called due to the
death of her father.:
Mrs. Bill Cunningham of Tampa
is the guest this week of her uncte,
and, family, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. A. C. Whitehead returned
home Sunday from Panama City,
where she' visited ,her son and
wife; MT. and Mrs. Everette White-
Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS- SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28,: MONDAY and TUESDAY
GENE AUTRY in
Chapter 11 of Serial
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
THREE STOOGES in
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
- Short Subjects -
"RHYTHM ON WHEELS"
"HAPPY GO NUTTY"
LAST TIMES TODAY!
"HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL"
April 30 May 1
1 lX **TIoT I C 1UIu, ,FOI |"TUoI
"FANNIE HURST AND
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
PfIuP MARY ""
Chapter 12 of Serial
"The Black Arrow"
THURSDAY and FRMA
May 3 and 4
5i iI-M I
" TWO-GUN RUSTY"
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MERITA SUTTON HONORED
WITH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Mrs. L. P. Sutton honored (her
daughter, Merita, at a surprise
birthday party Saturday night at
her home. After an enjoyable
hour of playing games, refresh-
ments of birthday dake, cookies,
sandwiches and coca-colas were
served. The honoree was the re-
cipient of many beautiful gifts and
the best wishes of her guests.
Present were Jennie Frost, Sara
Nell Clements, Virginia Gloekler,
Ed-wina Howell, Maxine Guilford,
Dolores Mlira, Jan Wimebrly, Joe
Donaldson, Bobby Lee and Jimmy
D. Ramsey, Franklin Young, War-
ing Murdock and Elbert Sutton.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carr of Tus-
kegee, Ala., spent the week-ena
here as guests of the latter's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton McKeithen
had as their guests this week Mrs.
McKeithen's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
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THE ,STAR,.PORT~T.S JOE, GULF CO-UNTV,, FLORIDA
There will be a joint meeting ot
the board of county commissioners
and the school board Saturday,
May 5, at 10 o'clock, in the court
house at Wewahitchka for the pur-
pose of discussing the division or
race track money. Anyone inter-
ested will be welcome to attend
Dr. Thos. Meriwether,
Chairman School Boar..
W. R. Connell, Chairman
Board Co. Commissioners.
Mrs. .Watson Smith and daugh-
ter and Mrs. Frank Manning ana
grandson spent the week-end In
Thomasvllie, Ga., and Tallahassee.
OUTBOARD MOTOR-3% horse-
power Water Witch in excellent
condition; $40. Write P. 0. Box
495, Port StL Joe. 5-11*
FISHIN'G POLES Cured fishing
poles for sale. Creech & Brooks.
office, Monument Ave.. 4-6tf
FOR SALE-Wood and coal-burn-
ing range, in good condition; $30.
-See W. B. Ferrell, 3rd St. between
Long and Woodward Aves. P 0.
Box 155. 5 4*
FOR SALE 14-foot duck boat;
'3'5. 'See Patty Lovett. Phone
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25c
at The Star office. tl
PISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
tish 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-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. J. L.
Temple, W. M.; G. C. Atkins, Sec.
Work in F. C. Degree Friday nite.
Notice is, hereby given that I wilt
apply to the 1945 session of the
Florida Legis'ature, now in ses-
*sion. for the enactment into law or
a bill authorizing, empowering and
directing the Board of County
Commissioners, of Gulf County,
Florida, to pay to the Municipal
Hospital of the City of Port St.'
Joe, Florida, for the year 1945 the
sum of $5000.00 and to pay to said
hospital annually thereafter, the
sum of $2500.00, out of the race
track fund's (or any other excist
taxes) received by said Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, from the State of Flor-
ida; said siuts, of money to be
used for the operation, mainten-
ance or improvement of said hos.
J. L. SHARIT.
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tuamiu Insufficient Vitamin A may
ivuse night blindness6 may lem
t~stncsto nfet"o of the nowe,
throat, eye. ears and sinuwes
Viibmim D is necewary to enable
4he bftdy to'make use of the caJlciua
and Phmp*MM in our food.
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SITTING IN WITH THE I
it would rob the already tax-
starved cities of considerable rev-
enue, so most legislators don't
look on it with favor. The question
is, are we going to have all this
and a sales, tax, too? Representa-
tive Leedy, who came out for a
general sales tax of 3 per cent
last week,- would impose it as a
replacement of such taxes, favor-
ing it to the program suggested ,by
the governor, but hei voted in fa-
vor of the increased cigaret levyi.
The house taxation committee de-
feated a bill to levy a one-cent-
per-bottle tax on. all soft drinks.
Rep. J. S. Amos. who must have
had to stand on a bus recently,
introduced a bill that would re-
quire bus and railroad companies
operating in Florida to refund 50
per cent of the ticket purchase
price to persons who were com-
pelled, to stand. Anyone with any
travel experience today is so darn
glad to even get standing room
that if necessary they would pay
double fare rather than wait over.
I know I would.
o The appropriations, committee
thought that $25,000 was enougfl
for the Everglade's National Pare
commission' and cut their request
for $50,000 in half, but approved
the bill for the. lesser amount.
A proposal to abolish the con-
stitutional game and fresh water
fish commission was, defeated by
the senate constitutional amend-
ments committee, which returned
the resolution unfavorably. The
commission could, not be abolished
without a vote' of the people. anC
the resolution asked! that it be
presented as a constitutlona,
amendment at the next general
election. (A delegation of sports-
men from Gulf county trekked to
Tallahasese to do a bit of cam-
paigning against this bill.)
Incurable insanity would be-
come grounds for divorce in Flor-
ida under a bill intrdouced, iby the
Levy county representative. It1
would require that a person be ad-
judged insane and incurable and
be confined for a period, of seven
years before a divorce could, be
Tom Watson's' quarrel with la-
bor simmered down to the intro-
dustion of but one measure ar-
fectinig unions. It is a bill that
,vould prevent any state, city or
county employes belonging to a
union. Two such unions, have al-
*ready been formed, one of guards
who are deputy sheriffs at the
Tampa Shipbuilding Co. .and the
union of municipal employes at
Miami. The measure, has wide-
spread public approval, and while
labor can be expected' to bitterly
The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician's prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a Icore
or more of exacting tests for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of
the inpgrdient your physician prescribes;
Wme eA Mrhk Prscripma C yhicals
Port St. Joe
We flU AAa Drotot' 'remsclpUon
THE EMBLEM NOBODY
A lot of people here in Port
St. Joe do not know what the
emblem above represents, yet a
number of our local boys are
wearing it. It says for them, "I
Have Served." Yes, that's what
the little golden emblem-the
United States Service Discharge
Pin says for its wearer. The
wearers are the boys who gave
up the comforts and pleasures of
home to protect the things they
and we believe in and cherish.
And, having given as much as
war, in them, they have been re-
turned to civilian life to
carry on behind the lines.
The publisher of The Star is
going to endeavor to change tte
meaning of this button here in
Port St. Joe from "The Emblem
Nobody Knows" to "The Emblem
oppose it, indications are that it
The governor's school financing
program is completed andi his
water control measure has been
introduced. It would set up an-
other state agency and another
continuing appropriation in the
form of a state water control com-
mission' which the legislature is
asked, to finance with an appro-
priation of $350,000 for the bien-
nium as a starter from the genera!
revenue fund. The new 'board or
commission, if created, would con-
sist of seven members to be ap-
The most important, complete
and far-reaching political victory
in a generation was won in the
pointed' by the governor. Some
legislators are asking why this
duty could not be performed by
some existing agency and why so
much additional money is neces-
house last week when the Dowda-
Jenkins constitutional amendment
abolishing continuing 'appropria-
tions was passed without a single
dissenting vote. Seasoned political
observers couldn't believe their
eyes when the automatic voting
machine flashed the result 81
yeas, NO nays; 14 not voting, and
then less than 10 minutes later,
82 yeas and 1 nay on an amend-
ment calling for the appointment
of a budget director responsible
only to the legislature.
This was thie climax of a con-
tinuous two-year battle by Dowda
and Jenkins to do away with con-
tinuing' appropriations and give
the legislature the control it should
have over state expenditures.
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'THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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