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KREECH WRITES FROM Nav Confirms
THE SOUTH PACIFIC vy o firms
In a letter received by Mr. and D at f l A
Tirs. Gus Creech last week from Death of Carl A.
Sea-bee Kenneth Creech, who is on
a South Pacific island, he enclosed Soderberg, Jr.
a picture, of himself standing near
a Japanese concrete blockhouse No Trace'Ever Found of Missing
which he says is within the con- Plane; Was Practicing Night
fines of their camp. i Maneuvers At Time
, Writing further he says: "Our
weather has turned off real cool;
has been raining for the last four Carl A. Soderberg last week re-
days and a strong wind' blowing. ceived final confirmation from the
Had to sleep under a blanket. I navy department that his son, En-
don t mind the rain for a few days sign Carl Arthur Sodenberg, Jr.,
as its sure a relief from the heat. is definitely dead.
,"We are still getting some fresh The letter .stated,, in part: "He
meats and eggs, but have bad no was on board a plane which, to-
salt or black pepper for several gether with other aircraft, took off
days. I hear it's due to a shortage from the Naval Auxiliary Air Fa-
on the Island. We age having cility, Martha's Vineyard, Massa-
.baked turkey for oui evening meal. chusetts, on an authorized flight
We can't' complain much about to practice glide bombing and' ren-
our meals. lately. We're also get- dezvous. During the flight tali
ting 12 cans of beer a week. plane veered suddenly into a right
"We will soon be out of the .turn and disappeared. No visual
States 26 months: I think we wl: or radio contact was' ever estab-
be getting back in the near fu- listed, with the missing plane. An-
ture, but don't look for me until other pilot in, the flight immedi-
you see me. ately illuminated, the area with
"I do most of my laundry7 on flares and' a thorough air search
Sunday's and have quite a bit or was conducted, but no trace of t!'m
rain water caught for baths anna plane or olf your son was located.
washing clothes. Will closu "In view of the fact that a
now and get my gun cleaned for thorough but unsuccessful search
inspection in the. morning. We was made over the area in which
have gun inspection once a week the plane disappeared, and be-
and muster six days a week at cause of the length of time thai
6:45." has elapsed., i't has been detoe-
mined that -:our son lost his- ife
PAUL JOHNSON IN BRAZIL on 2 Ma 1945
Val De Cans Field "The navy department shares in
r ... l'. a, been your loss and extends sincere syn-
- ear Edit or
lately and finally we landed here'
in this place so pear the equator. Soderberg last Friday from Secre-
I was at one 'time as close to home tary of -the Navy James Forrestal,
as Port of-Spain. Trinidad, but said:
from, there I came on a plane to "My dear Mr. Soderberg i
this ATC base here in Brazil. It learned with deep regret that your
seems that some bomrbardinent son, Ensign Carl Arthur Soder-
groups from the 15th were chosen berg. Jr., United, States Naval Re-
to come to the South Atlantic Di1- serve, previously reported miss-
vision of the ATC and our group ing, is now known to have lost his
.seems to have been one of the life on 2 March 1945.
"lucky" Qnes. "Sincere sympathy is, extended
It it awfully hot here now. In to you in your loss. It is hoped
fact it is 'the hottest weather I that you may find comfort in tnfe
have ever seen; and I'm the guy thought that his sacrifice was
who used to think it was, hot dur-,' made in order that the freedom of
ing August in Northwest Florida. his country might be preserved.'
Seems strange to have the "Fla." ----
in my address, and 'I feel much COST OF FISHING
closer to home than -when I was LICENSES GOES UP
in Italy. Give my regards to the I .
home folks. PAUL. Effective as of July 1 the cost
Pvt. Paul K. Johnson 14153910 of fishing licenses in Florida has
Sq. A, 1153 AAF BU, ATC gone up.
APO 603 c/o Postmaster Resident licenses for fishing in
Miami, Florida. the state at large have been, uppea
^r from $1.25 to ,$2.00, and non-rest-
TWO JOIN NAVY dent licenses have been hiked to
Specialist Al Wilkins, in charge $7.50 from $5.50. The 10-day fisnt.
of the VINarianna navy recruiting ing fee for non-residen'ts remains
station, writes us that two 17-year- at $2.25.. No license is necessary-
old. Port St., Joe boys. enlisted lasi to fish with pole and line in the
week. They were Herbert E. Smith, county of residence. However, not
son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Smith, more than three poles may be
and Loyce E. Davis, son of Mr. and used,
Mrs. Dewey' Davis. They were The new licenses will expire on
sworn in at Jacksonville as ap- June 30, 1946, regardless of pur-
prentice. seamen Thursday of last chase date. Licenses sold before
week and are now at home for a July 1 are valid for a year from
(Continued on Page 3)
Return Here To Make Home
Mr. and Mrs. Red Higdon and
baby recently |returned here from
St. Petersburg to again make this
city their home. Welcome back.
Home From Vacation In Miamt
Mr. and Mrs. -G. K. Dormany and
children returned last Friday from
several weeks' vacation in Miami.
Off On Vacation
Oharlie, Martin left Sunday 'fdr
a two 'weeks' vacation in Hender-
sonville, N. C.
the time of issuance and -it will
not be necessary for persons hold-
ing these to obtain new licenses
until the one they have expires.
Home From Visit In Georgia
Mrs. R. G. Porter and daughter
Bobby return ned home last Friday
from Columbus, Ga., where they
visited relatives for the ,past three
weeks. : ,,
Visiting Here For Summer
Mr. and' Mrs. D. B3. ay' have as
thetir.guest Mr. Lay's niece, Miss
Peggie Lay of Birmingham, Ala.
She will spend the summer here.
Legion Leads In
First Half of City
Defeat High School 117 In Playoff
For Top Honors Thursday
Night of Last Week
The American Legion topk top
place in the City Softball League
Thursday night of last week in a
playoff game with the. High School
team, winning by a score of 11 to 7.
Each team had won eight games
and lost three.
The score stood 2-1 in favor of
the Legion at the beginning of the
fourth inning when .they practlc-
ally put the game on ice by shor-
ing over five. runs and, holding the
school team scoreless. The schoo-
lads made a desperate bid in thi
last of the seventh by scoring five
times, but were finally retired.
The box score:
Team- 1 2 3 4 5 7-R HE
Legion .. 0 2 0 5 2 0 2-11 12 3
School .. 0 0 1 0 1 05- 7 10 4
The second half of the league
season opened. Monday with a tilt
between the Kiwanis and Rotary
clubs that was a real thriller. The
Rotary took the lead. in the first
inning with two runs and shoved
across another in the third', to
'-ead 3-0,- but in the fourth the
Kiwanians tied the score. Rotary
Yeggs' Holiday In
City Friday Night
,Foy Scheffer Tells
Of Experiences As
Prisoner of Nazis
Six Business, Establishment Raided
.And Cash and Ration
States That When Bus Pulled Into
Coupons Taken Port St. Joe It Seemed Like the
Greatest Day In His Life
One or more hard-working burg- Greatest Day In His Life
lars who knew the lay of the land Pfc. Richard Foy Scheffer, who
'broke into six business houses of arrived home Monday of last week
the city last Friday night or early after being held as a prisoner Of
Saturday morning to take nothing wa b the ans, dropped
but cash and, gas and shoe cou- at The Star office Tuesday to teUl
pons, apparently having no desirethe editor some of his eeri
to be loaded down with groceries. some of his ee
clothing, shoes or tires I Foy, who was with Patton's 3rd
Biggest loss was at 'the, St. Joe Army as a member of the Fifth Di-
Hardware Company where about vision, was taken prisoner at 2:&0
$500 was taken from the, safe ar- a. m. on September 8, 1944, dur-
ter the door had been battered off, ing a counterattack Int a small
ana approximately *160 removeV
from the cash register. At the ad-
joining Quality Grocery an effort
was made to break into the safe,
but all that the yeggs could do
was to break off the combination
knob and' batter the. door. The
safe was finally opened Monday oy
chiseling off the hinges.
At Costin's Departhient Store
the safe was battered but un-
opened, andl $10 in cash and a num-
ber of shoe stamps removed front
the cash registers, which are left
open for the convenience of such
Over at Red Horton's Sunny
suburb of Metz. He watg one of By
Americans surrounded by German'
SS troopers and captured.
"After we were captured' we
were marched with our,.hands in
the air for 15 miles to Metz, where
we were interrogated," said Pfc.
Scheffer. "We were then marched
three, days, covering about a hun-
dred miles, without food', and were
given water but once during that
inime. We were then herded into
boxcars, and rode for three dayd
to Stalag 12A, near Limburgh, a
transient camp, and during ouL
three days on the railroad we were
fedi once and, received not a drop
made another in the fifth ana State Service Sta'tion the haul was of water.
neither team .scored in ume sixth. $10 in. cash and gas coupons for "After a short stay at this' camp
The Kiwanians finally came out approximately 800 gallons. Miller's we were agian packed into box-
on top, 5 to 4. by scoring twice in Standard. Station across the street cars. and made, a five-day trip to
the fifial inning. The- box score: lost about $170 in cash_ ad gaB Moos'3erg And Saiag 7A. We: a-
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E coupons for more than 1000 gai- ceived Red Cross food packages
Kiwanis .. 0 0 0 3 0 0 2- 5 8 3 lons. The Lee Coach Line report's during the trip, but the train was
Rotary .. 2 0 1 0 1 0 0- 4 8 3 between $50 and, $60 taken from strafed by our planes, which made
The Legion again defeated the the cash drawer, the Nazi guard's angry, and in re-
High School Tuesday night by a All entrances were made'at the taliation for the strafing they re-
score of 13 to 8, salting away the rear of the establishments anu fused to give us any water. We
game in the first inning by scor- would seem to indicate from the managed to catch some water in
ing seven runs before the school evidence that whoever the party or cups during a rainstorm, but our
earn could get its bearings. An- parties were, they knew just how guards beat our hands when they
other run in the, fourth and five to go about breaking in. with the caught us doing it."
more in the sixth rolled the totai least inconvenience and loss or Foy said his' group stayed in 'this
up to 13. The box score: time. camp about six weeks during
Team- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7- R H E -- which. time they were made to
Legion .. 7 0 0 1 0 5 0-13 21 o MEETINGS CALLED FOR work in Munich cleaning up de-
School .. 3 1 0 0 1 2 1- 8 11 9 ALL CHRISTIANS IN CITY bris from bomb raids and digging
The Kiwanis meets the High ,out bodies of those killed and
Schooltonight; Maintenance and C. P. Pelham, field representa- buried by falling walls. The7 were
the Paper Makers tangle Monday ive of the Laymen's Evangelistic roused at 3 a. m.. given a cup or
evening, andi the American Legion Association, has spent the past ersatz coffee, put on a tr'aln and
and Kiwaniis Club meet Tuesday several days in Port St. Joe carried to Munich, beginning work
night. the interest of !ay men's evangel- about 5:30 a. nm. The noon meal
Treasurer A. P. Wakefield re- work Heconsisted of a bowl of soup made
ports, that gate receipts for the it e from cabbage and grass. They go
first ha'f amounted to $389.70 anu by Rev. R. F. Halford with the back to, camp around midnight and
disbursements were $148.19,. with hope of getting a local evangelis- td
disbursements, were $148.19, w tic club organized for men. were' served supper consisting of
one electric bll, a dozen balls and The clubs are purely laymen's (Continued on page 4)
a set of bases yet to be paid for. organizations, to which preachers'
may not belong, except in an ad- OPA CHECKS BLACK
City Election Is visory capacity. It is built on the' MARKET MEAT HERE
assumption that the pastors alone
Set For July 31 cannot tell alil the lost people of OPA investigators, were in this
Chnist, and that the other men or city last week checking on black
Would'Amend Charter to .Provide' the church also have a responsi- market meat operators, and it is
For Five Members On abilityy and, privilege in this. stated that cases against one or
Commission There will, be two meetings here more slaughterers in this section
_at the Baptist Church in the in- have been prepared 'by the OPA
The Star this week carries no- erest of the local work. The first enforcement division.
tice of an election to. be held July meeting will be held this evening At least 30 slaughterers in the
31 to vote on the matter of amend- at 8 o'clock, when the matter will West Florida area were covered in
ing the city charter to provide, for be laid, before the men. The other the broad investigation. In cases
the ee'ction. of five members or meeting will be Sunday afternoon 'of willful violation, criminal ac-
the 'board .of city commissioners at 2:30 at the church for organ.- lion will be taken against oper-
instead( of three, as, at present, and zation and planning. All laymen ators, while federal injunctions to
to change the term of office to of this ci-ty .ind surrounding rur4a restrain, slaughterers from "fur-
two years Instead' of three, churches who are interested are thyr illegal acts" will be insti-
The bill. passed by the legisla- urged to take part in the move- tuted against, other operators.
ture, automatically became law ment. T -----
without the governor's signature, "This work is based on Acts 1:8 Oklahomans To Make Home Here
as did a large number of other lo- 'Ye shall be witnesses unto me'," iMr. and! Mrs. F. C. Mize of CusTL-
cal, bills, i said Mr. Pelham, "and eyery twice ing, Okla., arrived here last Friday
The city's registration books born man is urged to come out andl to make this city their home.
will be. open from 'July 11 to 20 foe join hands in this interdenomina- -----
the ,purpose of registering any tonal 'work." Visitor From Crestview
qualifiedelectors ,wjfl,. t~e city ----- -------- Mrs Ambrose Parlks of Crest-
limits whose names are not now The War Bond you buy may be I view is the guest this week of Mr.
on the registered list. HIS ticket home! and Mrs. J. A. Garrett,
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1945 NUMBER 40
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1945
Pbilllshed Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing CQmpany
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Enti,red ab re(ori- class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
I'pclofice, 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 receteed for such advertisement.
The spoken r:oid 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
ODD WAY TO BE 'FRIENDLY'
With test wells being sunk in Gulf county
and the possibility that oil may be found in
this area, as it has been in small quantities in
South Florida, a test suit filed by the United
States Deparment of Justice in the U. S. dis-
trict court in Los Angeles asserting the fed-
eral government's right to oil and other min-
eral deposits in coastal submerged lands lying
betweenthe low water line and the three-mile
limit should be of interest not only locally,
but throughout Florida.
In the Los Angeles case the U. S. attorney
general would enjoin operations of an oil com-
pany which is extracting oil off the Calitoi-
nia coast near Santa Barbara under a lease
issued by the state of California, although it
has been long held in court decisions that the
ownership and jurisdiction of lands in states
bordering on the ocean extends in all cases at
least one marine league, or three geographic
miles, "from the coast on the open sea."
Ahile the attorney general says the suit is
entirely friendly, nevertheless its purpose Ts
to take away from the several states the own-
ership and control of land that has been'
recognized as under state jurisdiction eve.t
since the creation of our federal government.
It wnuld strip the coastal oil-producing states
of income which has helped maintain local
governments, as well as the federal govern-
ment, through income taxes, and would pre-
vent future coastal states where such minerals
might be found beneath the sea, from realiz-
ing a profitable source of revenue.
It is difficult to understand the reason for
such attempts 'to limit state jurisdiction over
As we write this we haven't yet
quite, recovered from our seasick
fishing expedition Sunday, ana
while we didn't "feed the fishes,"
our tummy was quite upse't about'
the whole matter and still seem
to be holding a grudge against us,
so if this column isn't up to par
this week, don't blame us.
We were kidding Louis Johnson
about developing a bay window
and be told us that wasn't fat, but
muscle developed by shoving his
stomach up against a desk out.
at Kenney's Mill. Seems he is
n.ow a white-collar worker.
At ~he Rotary-Kiwanis softball
go-me Monday night all the Ro-
tarians had on sweaters bearing
a Rotary emblem except Cecil
Costin. As our gal Friday remarked
"Cecil looked, like a goat among
A -small -boy here in town wab
told by his father to go to the stole
and get some shorts, for the, hoge.
After several moments -the. laa
ashed: "Daddy, wouldn't bathing
trunks do just as. well?"
* Most people don't care much to
get sunburned, but apparently Mrs.
E. C. Pridgeon, Jr., gets a kick our
of it, to hear her tell about it. Ana
she wasn't the only one to get a
choice burn on
the Fourth of J
natural resources within the boundaries of the safe down in the freight office last SOLDIER WINS ARGUMENT
states-or is it? Friday, but was too busy to go i
down s nd' get ft. During the rot-' Pfc. Martin Grumet, Pitts'burg
bery epidemic that night several better known to his mates at Can
WOULD MAKE BANKERS SNOOPERS other safs were battered anTI Gordon Johnston as "the bunk I
broken, but Red only had his cash tigue kid," finally won an arg
The United States Treasury Department is
trying to make snoopers out of bankers ant
their employes, and has sent out an order de-
creeing that all banks were to keep records
of persons handling currency through the
banks in sums of $10,000 or over, and the treas-
ury also wants information on all persons wnu
handle bills in $50 denominations or higher.
Every banker in the nation is to be a de-
tective for the government, giving the treas-
ury information about their customers, which
is contrary to most people's ideas of freedom
and right. In short, it makes a sleuth of every
banker and every employee of the bank, to
stick their noses into the private business o0
every citizen who happens to handle that
amount or size of currency, and opens the
way for further regulations and regimentation
of its customers.
What effect this will have on curtailing
"black market" operation cannot be foretold
-it has little connection with the legitimate
business of banking, and regardless of whe-
ther a black market operator is a menace or
not-it is still an infringement upon freedom
and individual rights when the government,
through any branch of its service, makes de-
tectives out of bankers, asking them to reveal
information about their customers.
This is just another step in regimentation
that arouses the ire of the long-suffering pub-
lic, and congress should rebuke the depart-
ment that issued this order.
We would rather see our bankers wearing
white collars, sitting in their screened cages,
and with a hand-wave and howdy for every-
t)ody coming in. than to know that they had
been snooping through our deposit box and
over our account to ferret out the S50 bills.
\We've never craved to be gosh-awful rich,
but at times we've thought we'd like to be
ffinan:allv able to spend a week or so in a
dime store and buy everything we wanted.
A newspaper advertisement for a school of
accounting bears the heading, "Short Course
in Accounting for W\omen." The editor doubts
that there is any such thing as accounting for
women and cannot conceive that the problem
if mastered at all, could be done in so short
the beach during
Some people are born lucky ....
Red Horton had a spanking new
* The purity and uniformity of the
drugs and chemicals we use in com-
pounding your physician's prescription
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Control Laboratories. Even during the
manufacture of a simple product a score
or more of exacting tects for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of
the ingredients your physician prescribes.
We use Merck Prtcripti Ch.6"cals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Deeter's Prescription
Of course everybody
gets SOME Vitamins.
l Surveys show that mil-
lions of people do not
7 get ENOUGH.
/ A pleasant, convenient
ek economical way to 'be
4' sure that you and your
ji family do not lack essen-
tial B Complex Vitamin
is to take ONE-A-DAY brand
SVitamin B Complex tablets.
An insufficient supply of B
Complex Vitamins causes In-
N digestion, Constipation, Nerv-
ousness, Sleeplessness, Crank-
ines, Lack of Appetite. There are
other causes for these conditions, but
why not guard against this one cause
by taking a ONE-A-DAY brand
Vitamn B ComplexTablet everyday?
Important Get your moneja
worth, always compare potencies
W ON E3 DAY
register broken into, not having a ment after several montns-ne g
safe i his hair clipped, at the unearth
Vacationing In Mississippi
James Chatham left Sunday for
Laurel, Miss., where he will spend
Visiting Relatives In Mobile
Miss Dorothy Manasco left Sun-
day for Mobile, Ala., where she
will visit relatives for some time.
hour of 10:30 a. ,m. His boss in-
sisted Marty get a haircut after
work hours, ,but Marty won tnle
argument with the all powerful
claim that the hair grew on "com-
A modest girl never pursues a
man, nor does a mousetrap pursue
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1946
YE ED GOES FISHING line in his hand. (THE CARAVAN IS COMING
-AND GETS SEASICK; Meanwhile, George and Austin TO METHODIST CHURCH
continued hauling in the snapper,
Leaving early Sunday morningand when the boat moved to an- The annual visit of the Metho-
George Cooper, Austin Huggins other location they caught two dist Youth Caravan to the Port St.
and your editor made a rendez- nich grouper to add to the ,day Joe Methodist Church will be. from
vo.us with Capt. Nick Maltanzo ana Ed was dolealy sucking on a fo July 14 to July 21. At that time
Capt. Tony Frudaker at the form- four young women, comprising the
ersfishing dok nealemon and sweating profusely.
her's fishing dock near Ft. Walto However, as the day passed our caravan, will give a week of re-
.to go on a deep sea fishing expedi- However, eturn ed to normal and lig:ous instruction mingled with
tion. Cooper was quite optimistic omach retunoon wemanaged to take on fun and fellowship. All the young
about the jaunt, carrying along about saaooi sandwich andge thereafter people of the city, regardless of
two tubs in which to bring back s ndw d t ea denomination, are invited to join
'the fish he expected the party to felt okeh. And we also had to eat the Methodists in 'this observance
catch, and received quite some rib- our earlier word for Georges t of Caravan Week.
Ping from the editor. tubs were just about filled when I The four visitors will be Miss
The a l, setsiatrethee wharf. Inrtymadeidentally, after I Mary Elizabeth Hullett of Jay,
fishermen in all, set sail at 6:30the trio had set aside what fh Fla, counselor for the group, who
and soon was over a snapper bank they wanted, $18 worth was sold il teach a class for adult work-
where dozens of the most beautt-. ers; Miss Clara Belle Tucker or
to Les Gay's fish market, so if you Ravenwood, W. Va., who will teach
ful red snapper imaginable were bought any red snapper fromhim Ravenwood, W. Va., who will teach
hauled aboard in jig-time. Mean- ths wee, chances are it the intermediate las; Mss Mar
while Ye Ed', who had' survived caught by Cooper or Huggins. Anwn Martin of Decatur, Ga., who
the rigors of the outward trip, be- And, we've got this tosay or will teach the senior young pei-
gan to feel a bit queazy as the As o s o ple's class, and Miss Terry Wilder
large charter 'boat rocked gently her the fish are and he is, most Anderson, S. C., who will be in
at the endl of the anchor cable, considerate of ahis customers. So charge of workshop and recreation
and after hauliing in two choice i periods and, otherwise assist the
if. you're up that way, be sure to teachers. A fifth visitor during
snappers he decided that a reclin- have him take you out deep sea teachers A fifth be iss Vetor dua Zim-ng
ing position on the forwarded fishing the week wil be iss Vera, Zim-
would be more suitable than lean ig merman of Montgomery, Ala., who
Ing over the side with a fishing Advert.ising doesn't et--it PAYS! is conference secretary of chi-
S- $300.00 -.---:--
S.dren's work and will be in charge
--,- of a training class for children's
_t ( h0ii workers.
< With the Colors -
(Continued from Page 1)
short period of inactive duty be-
fore reporting to a naval training
station for "boot training."
Jesse V. Stone, RT 1/c, Naval
Operating Base, Navy No. 151,
c/o Fleet Postoffice, San Fran-
A/C Cecil 0. Hewitt, 34799063,
Sqdn. H, Flt. 5, Aloet AAF,. Vic-
Mrs. J. F. Pitts and,. daughter
left Saturday for Frink, to make an
extended visit with Mr. and' Mrs.
G F.. Pitts. .
Mrs. Russell Legrone and Mrs.
Carl Stevens and children returned
last week from a 10-dlay -visit in
Arcadia and S't. Petersburg.
Mrs. J. F. Tryon of Bainbridige,
Ga., is the guest here this week
of her husband.
Miss' Edna Lee Lewis, a student
nurse in St. Luke's hospital, Jack-
sonville, is visiting here this weeK
with her mother, Mrs. Melvih
Shopping in Panama City last
Friday were Sgt. andi Mrs. L. L.
Allen and Miss Alma Baggett.
JOS. B. SPEAR
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
DON'T WAIT -
until your shoes are entirely
worn out! Have them repaired
now. We give you savings and
satisfaction with quick and
- T- - .- - I -- -v*
A Martin Theatre
Port St. Joe, Fla.
MONEY TO LOAN
--NO RED TAPE
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
$300.00 -':-- $300.00
Change of Office Hours
As of July 1st
. We will remain open all day Wednesday and
- close Saturday at 1 p. m.
Monday through Fridays 9 a.' m. to 6 p. m.
Saturday 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
DR. G. T. NEWBERRY
428 Harrison Ave. Phone 21 Panama City, Fla.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH"
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. rIALLFO'RD, Pastor Telephone 156.,
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1945
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
"TWO WIN ONE."
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Eveniing Worship. Sermon topic:
"THE DARKEST. DAY OF HUMAN HISTORY."
E V ER Y BOD Y W-EL COM E, -
MRS. CONNELL HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY
Mrs. Florrie Connell was hostess
to the J. A. M. Club Monday eve-
ning at her home on Third Street.
A "natural arts" contest was. en-
joyed. by all present, prizes, going
to Mrs. Riiby Pridgeon and Mrs.
The hostess' served a delicious
salad course with cookies ano
punch to the six members present.
The next regular meeting of the
club will be held July 16 at tne
home of Mrs. Lola Costin on Mon-
lMr. and Mrs. W. L. Ferrell and
daughter, Donna Jean, of Bristol,
are. the guests this week of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Oliver of
Tliomasville, Ga., are guests this
week of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Handley- of
Pensacola were overnight guests
last Friday of Mr. and Mrs. Frea
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit have
as their guests this. week Mrs. 3J.
D. White and little daughter DI-
anne of Tallahassee.
Mrs. David Hinote spent 'the 4th
in Altha, the guest of her sister,
Mrs. R. D. Perry.
Mrs. H. E. .Hall and daughter
Jackie accompanied Mr. Hall back
to Tallahassee Sunday for a short
Mrs. Chester Edwardis left Tues-
day for Mobile. She. was- accom-
panied by Mrs. Charles Doyle. anu
Mr. and Mrs.. William A. Staton
of Richmond, Va., have returned
to their home after a visit here
with Mrs. Staton' and Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Barrier.
Miss Eva Doyle of Apalachicola.
Mrs. A. C. Whitehead left last
Friday for Panama 'City to visit
her son, Everette Whitehead, for
Mrs. L. P. Clements of Tampa
was'the guest of Mr. andi Mrs. N.
Comforter last week, returning to
her home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Davis
aLnd family left Saturday for their
vacation, to be spent in Altha, Cy-
press and Grand Ridge.
Mrs.. James Spotts has returned
to her duties as a WAC in Wash-
ington, D. C., after a furlough
spent with her mother, Mrs. Car-
ter Ward', at White City.
Mrs. Percy Conbin and son ane
Mrs. Hampton Leonard, of Blounts-
town were. overnight' guests one
day last week of Miss' Erline Mc-
Mrs. L. P. Sutton., Mrs.. Frank
Hughes and Mrs. Frank Moravec
visited Friday In Bloiuntstown.
o Mrs. Johnny Todd and. cih'dren
of Panama. City aire.tbe"''psts: tin
,-weeotf. 'M, : Willie 01, JE Ubaw. .
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
July 9 and 10
SATURDAY, JULY 7
l:a1ff l!1I u I4
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
iAY (APNIVAL... DOMAA
Chapter 6 of Serial
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
SUNDAY, JULY 8
SJAM DOIA MAIJORI "I
"MARCH OF TIME"
Chapter 7 of Serial
"From Spruce to Bomber"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
July 12 and 13
"Where Do We
Go From Here"
"'HERR MEETS HARE"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY F.LORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1945
NOTICE OF ELECTION
The City Commission of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida, by reso-
lution No. 134 has ordered a Spe-
cial Election to be held on the
31st day of July 1945, in said City
at the place where elections ar,
usually held in said City, name4l
at the City Hall in said CAty, for
the purpose of determining the fol-
lowing question: "Shall the Char-
ter of the City of Port St. Joe oa
amended? increasing the number
of Commissioners to five, changing
the term of office, to two years and
electing all Commissioners each
two years beginning with the elec-
tion on the third Tuesday of Feb-
ruary, 1946?" as provided for by
House, Bill No. 967. Laws of Flor-
ida, 1945, which became' a law
without the Governor's approval,
and was filed in, office of Secre-
tary of State, June 11, 1945.. The
polilinpg place for said- election will
be open on the day of election
from 7:00 (seven o'clock) A. M.
-until 7:00 (seven o'clock) P. M.
Eastern Standard Time, and ts
designated and located as the City
Hall of the, C.ity of Port St. Joe,
Mlorida. All qualified electors re-
siding in said City will be allowed
.7-6 City Commission of the
7 City of Port St. Joe, Fla.
Notice is hereby given that the
-Board of Cotiunty Commissioners of
'Gulf County, Florida, will receive
sealed bids until 10:00 A. M. July
"S0th, 1945, CWT, at the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court,
TWewahitchka,, Floridla, to, furnish
and install the following equip-
mient complete or its equivalent
I Only No. 7 L 76 Kewanhee
"Steel Steam Boiler, Oil Fired.
1 Only No. 6420 Jennings Coin-
densation Pump and Receiver,
Capacity 4.000 squa r e feet
against 20-1b. Discharge Steam
1 Only No. CR-4CL Crane Con-
servoil Oil Burner wit! Standard
,Controls and low water cut-out.
(Contractor to remove, old boiler
and in-stall new Steam Boiler com-
plete with Oil Burner and Conden-
sation Pump. Boiler to be cov-
ered with 11/%-inch thickness As-
bestos Cement. Pipe and fittings
in Basement to be covered; with 3-
ply Air Cell Covering.-
All bidders will be required to
-visit the Court House, in Wewn-
'bitchka, Florida. before submitting
proposals on complete installation.
The Board reserves. the right to
reject any and- all bids.
This the 2nd day of July, 1945.
Board of County Commissioners,
Gulf County, Florida.
'By W. R. CONNELL,
'7-6 20 Chairman.
(Continued from page 1)
one potato and a slice of bread
made partly of sawdust. At times
they were able to trade items like
soap and coffee from their Redt
Cross packages for black bread ot
more nutritive value.
"After about six weeks of thte
type of labor," continued Schefter,
"I was sent out to work as a farm,
hand. The people to whom I had
been assigned looked at my skinny
frame and told me they were go-
ing to fatten me up so that I could
do more work. They did, and dur-
ing the, time I was on the farm I
wasn't so bad off.
"After I had, been on the farm
about six months all prisoners in
the neighborhood were pulled back
as -the American troops got close,
and we were marched 60 miles to
a town called Atping. Here one
night our guards, marched 250 of
us out of town and hid us in a
MOVIE EQ U IPQMENT-All types
of 8 an'd 16 mm. cameras, projec-
tors and films. See Maurice Maige
at Port Theater. 7-6tt
FURNITURE.-Dining room and
living room furniture, Bruns-
wick sewing machine, anl other
items. See Mrs. Oscar Smith, on
Third, Street. 7-13*
CLARINET In excellent condi-
tion. See C. W. Mathews, 4th
FOR SALE OR RENT
HOUSES NOW AVAILABLE for
rent or purchase. Call B. W.
Eells, Phone 39 or 100. 5-25tt
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
HOUSES-One 4- and. one 5-room
house; complete plumbing tix-
tures, running water, lights. In
Oak Grove. Write Drawer GG,
Port St. Joe, Fla. 7-6 2T
LOST AND FOUND
arrived home on June, 25.
"When the bus
pulled in to the
barn, telling us to keep absolutely
quiet, as they were, tired of fight-
ing and wanted to give themselves
up. They were hiding us from the
SS troopers. When our forces ar-
rived in Atping the fifteen guards
turned their guns over to us and
we marched them back to town
as our prisoners."
Pfc. Scheffer was sent back to
Paris by air, where he spent two
days seeing the sights, and went
from there 'by train to LeHavre
where he boarded a transport and
arrived, in Virginia twelve days
later, to set foot on good old Am-
erican soil after an absence of al-
most two years. From there he
went to Atlanta by troop train,
received his fitrlough papers, and
fas relief for Headache.
Simple Neuralgia, "Morn-
lin After", Cold Ditraa,
'ttC Mus~cular Pains and
Pvow Aeldr i Indlgestibn.
|our Druggist -
tions andS on .
G yo r daily quota of
Vitamins Aand D and B.
Complex by takimz ONB.
A-DAY (brad) Vitatt
K L Tablt, Ets on
ca l. convenient. At
youtr, drB asto#6--
Martin's Beach Club
BEACON HILL, FLORIDA.
On the Gulf Between Port St. Joe and Tyndall Field
DANCING EVERY NIGHT M DNIGH
For Reservations Call Marigene Taunton, Port St. Joe
Special l\vitati0nm to the Young Folks
AFTERNOONS 2 TO 7 P. M. Under Reliable Supervision
*- ---- A A t. A A .J ^ A ^ .^
..yotIu/T B 7
LOST- Billfold containing pass-
port, driver's license and! 'A' gas
ration book. Finder please return
to J. R. Jones, Box 871, Port Bt.
Joe., Fla. 1*
RATION BOOKS 3 and 4 belong-
ing to W. C. Forehand, Mary is.
N O T I C E Foreland, Katnerine F. Brown and
Barbara-E. Brown. Finder please
Notice is hereby given that the return to local Rationing Board. *
Board of County Commissioners of
Guif County, Florida, will receive MISCELLANEOUS
sealed bids until Noon, July 14th,
1945, C.W.T., at the office of the FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wewa- that are guaranteed to get the
hitchka, Florida, for installation fish for- you. See Eddie Beverly
of the following equipment com- in the ,Sheffield colored quarters
1 Only No. 7L76 Kewannee NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Steel, Steam .Boiler, Oil Fired. Notice is hereby given that the
1 Only No. 6420 Jennings Con- registration books of the, City ol
densktion Pump and Receiver, Port St. Joe, Florida, will be opeu
'Capacity 4,000 Square Feet for the purpose of registration of
against 20-lb. Discharge Steam all qualified' electors who are quat-
1 Prss No ORCL Crane Con- ified under Ordinance No. 35X anrl
Sservoil Oil Burner with Stan- Chapter 18816 Laws of Florida,
dard. Controls and low water cut- Acts of 1937.
(out. Said books will be, opened on
Or the equivalent thereof. July 11, 1945, and will remain opeu
Contractor to remove old boiler for registration purposes unt-il
,and install new steam boiler com- July 20th, 1945, between the hours
plete with Oil Burner and Conden- of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 o'clock
-sation Pump. Boiler to be covered A. M., and 2'o'clock P. M. until D
with 1%-inch thickness Asbestos o'clock P. M. each day except Su--
Cement. Pipe and fittings in base.- days and holidays. All persons de-
ment to 'be covered with 3-ply Air siring to register shall call at the
Cell Covering. City Hall for such purpose.
All bidders will be required, to M. P. TOMLINSON,
visit the Court House in Wewa- City Auditor and Clert.
"hitchka, Florida, before submitting Registration Officer.
proposals on complete installation. 7-6 20 City of Port St. Joe.
The Board reserves the right 'to
reject any and all bids. LODGE NOTICES
This the 29th day of June, 1945. MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Board of County Commissioners Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Gulf County, Florida. A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
By W. R. CONNELL, r4. days each month, 8:00 p: rh.
16-29 7-13 Chairma.n. /.. Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. J. L.
Advertling doesn't cost--It PAYS! Temple, W. M.; G. C. Atkins, Sec.
RON HAUTEY CUBAN" RUM
89 PROOF Was $4.66 $ 25
HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW..........
RON CHIKOTO Puerto Rican Rum $3
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW.......... ..$ 3 6
ST. JOE BAR
''CTOIRY PULPWOOD COMMITTEE
. N. JOHNSON S. L. BROTHERS l !
J. B. WHITE W. S. SMITH
t Waste Precious Timn -. Cut Top Quality Wood
.~ ... ,- ;,_
bus station here," said Foy, "I felt
that it was, one of the greatest
days in my life."
After spending a 75-day fur-
lough here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer, he will Obu
assigned' to the rest center at Mi-
anti, and' hopes to possibly get hiz
Send The Star to a friend.
IFl you drive in at
Sunny State for
S service and don't
get, your wind-
shield cleaned, we'll give
you your purchase! .
COME IN TODAY!
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T~He 9TAR, PORT ST. JO;E, GULF~ COUNTY, FL~jffldA
FRIDAY, V..LY 6,,,9a4ti