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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 24, 1945
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Gulf County

The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Centrr



Pvt. Hillard M. Hammock, Jr.,
returned home last week from
the Naval Hospital at Philadel-
phia, Pa., where he had been for
,a couple of weeks after being
transferred from the Naval Hos-
,pital at Mare Island, Calif. He
entered the service in Novem-
ber, 1943, and served overseas
with the 11th Regiment, First
Marine Division,- being sent to
the Pacific theater in September
of last year.
It was during a lull in the
fighting on Okinawa last April
13 that Pvt. Hammock lost his
left leg. Serving as a Browning
automatic rifleman at the time,
he was talking with a sergeant
in charge of al machine gun.
"Suddenly there'was a whistl-
ing sound," said Hammock, "and
a Jap shell exploded pretty close
byl Fragments hit me. in the left
leg and cut it up so badly that
the doctors had to amputate the
leg a short time after I was hit.
Fact of the matter is, they dii;
the job right on the field.
"Okinawa was the first and
only, action I saw, but, believe
me, it was enough to last a life-
time. I didn't last any too long
in that battle, but I was. there
long enough to discover that the
chips were down."

Seabee Ralph Silva Visits
Ralph Silva, now with the Sea-
bees, visited here last week. He
reported back to Rhode Island for
a new assignment.

Cpl. Matthews Is Visitor
Cpl. Carlyle Matthews, who Is
[stationed at Montgomery, Ala., vis-
ited here 'last week-end with his
aunt, Mrs. Verna Smith.

'Mickey' Stone Home On Furlough
First Lt. Roselle Stone, who has
been in Germany for some time,
has arrived, home for a few days'
furlough before going to Califor-
nia and the Pacific area.

Lt. Mathison In Philippines
Word has been received here
that Lt. Enid, Mathison is on her
way to Manila by plane to be as-
signed to the hospital in whicu
our prisoners of war of the Jaip--
auese are recuperating.

OpI. Glen G. Grimsley 14084288,
Sqd.n. Q, 3702 AAF BU, Buckley
Fleldi, Colo.
Pfc.'Thos. Smith 44006498, Co. F,
345th Infantry, Ft. Benning, Ga.
Lieut. Eniad Mathison, N 765275,
AN Coips, AlPO 14979, c/o Post-
master, San Francisco, Calif.
T/5 Paul J. Blount 34034340,

White City Bridge AtWhat Date Did LocalRationBoard Reveal That Many

On the Fire, Says Will Work To Fight
On the Fire, Says Florida Actually o Iglti Ships Were Sunk
Road Department Post War Inflation!
Re LerBecome A State?I By Subs In Area
In Reply To Letter By Mayor, F. Transition Period Can Be Dyna-1 B S
Elgin Bayless Says'Bids Should mite If Not Handled Properly,
Be Called for Within 30 Days Some Historians Say March 3, Says Chairman Costin Information Shows That 44
1845; Others Insist It Was Vessels Attacked-One In
In a few lines in connection with On June 25, 1845 Their rationing jobs done, mem-
a story on surfacing of the road to bers of the gasoline and food Vicinty of Port St. Joe
the St. Joe Lumber & Export Corn- panels of the Gulf County War

pany mill last week The Star com-
mented that "maybe soon we will
see the road department get

691st Repl. Co., 61st Repl. Bn., New Orleans for a 'two weeks' va-
29th Repl. Depot, APO 238, c/o 'cation to be spent with relatives
Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal. and friends.

Member of Governing Board. P. K. Yonge
Library of Floridau History, Univ. of Florida
Did Florida enter the Union on
March 3 or June 25, 1845?
On March 3, 1945. Pres-ident John
Tyler signed an act of congress
which provided that the
states of Iowa and Florida be, and
the same .are hereby, declared to
be States of the United States of
America, and are hereby admitted
into the -Union on equal footing
with the original states in all re-
spects whatsoever."
This apparently conclusive evi-
dence of admission to statehood
was questioned by men ,ln 1845 and
is questioned by some. present-day
historians. No one denies either
the validity or the date of 'the act
of congress, but a few people de-
clare the Territory of Florida did
not become a state in finality un-
til the inauguration of Governor
Moseley on June 25.
Proponents of this, reasoning
have many arguments to support
their view. Although the act o0
congress, provided for the admis-
.sion of lowa and, Florida, Iowa ac-
tually did not enter the Union un-
til December, 1846. If an act of
congress alone determined' state-
'hood. then Iowa would have been

Price and Rationing Board were
asked Wednesday by Chairman C.
G. Costin to "stand by for further
service to the cdimunity." BR
pointed out "there is still a big job
to be done in the ,field' o.f price
control aiding merchants of Gu'f
county through the difficult tran-
sition period from war to peace."
Costin said' that the gasoline
and food 'panel members will ,be
asked to assist merchants in "an
even bigger job" than. was the al-
locating of !gasoline. "Of para-
mount importance now is seeing
that all of our merchants under-
stand. how they can 'help in avoia-
ing inflation," he declared.
"There is evidence of OPA's re-
so've to keel) the promise made
months ago that just as soon as
the supply of civilian commodities
balances the demand, price and
rationing controls will ibe removed,
(Continued on Page 2)

Mrs. Norton Recovering
After Serious Accident

Mrs. J. R. Nort.on is recovering
in a Dothan hospital from a gun-
shot wound through .the temple
suffered, late Thursday 'of last
week at her home on Garrison

'admitted on March 3. Avenue. It is thought that she will
In the American system the peo- lose tihe sight of one eye.

around to building us a bridge
across the canal at White City-it
has 'been promised long enough."
Saturday Mayor J. L. Sharit fol-
lowed up with the following letter
to F. E. 'Bayless', chairman of the
state road department:
"I do not believe that it Is neces-
sary for me to go into the history
of the promises of the past several
administrations, looking toward the
possibility of building a bridge
across the canal at White City.
However, you are certainly aware
that during the Cone administra-
tion that we were promised' this'
bridge; it was set up in the bud-
get during the entire time of Gov-
ernor Holland's administration,
and it Is my understanding that it
is' on the present budget.
(Continued on page 6)

Please Pay Street Tax,
Urges Chief of Police

Chief of Police John Rowan' is
seriously considering, buying a
book on "How to Influence People
and Win Friends," as he says all
able-bodlied male residents of the
city are shying away from him and
calling him all kinds of names be-
cause he is endeavoring, in his ot-
ficial capacity, to collect the an-
nual street tax of two bucks.
The chief says' he hates to go
around collecting the tax, but un-
der a city ordinance that is out-
lined as his duty, and he urges
everyone to please be helpful and
either give him the money or take
it to the city hall, otherwise he
will be compelled to swear out and
serve warrants on recalcitrants.
All able-bodied, male citizens are
subject to the tax, including city
commissioners, the mayor anu
members of the fire department.
Let's. all get together and gel
this load off Chief Rowan's mine
by paying the tax today.

Revival Services At
Presbyterian Church

Rev. W. A. Daniel announces
that revival services will be held
at the Presbyterian Church begin-
ning Monday evening, August 27,,
and continuing through Sunday,
September 2. Presbyterial Evange-
ist D. A. Swicord, of Panama City
will conduct the meeting.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend any or all of the services.
which will be held at 8 o'clock each
evening throughout the week.

Receives Discharge
T/S'gt. Elmer Davidson has re-
ceived, his discharge from the
army and after a short visit here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
E. Davidson of Kenney's Mill, left
Monday 'for Texas to see his wife.
-- --------
Vacationing In New Orleans
Nolan Raiwls left Monday for

The accident is believed to have
occurred when Mrs. Norton was
hanging up a clothes dryer on the
wall of a sleeping porch at her
home. Dr. Norton has a number or
revolvers of various types whicn,
he has collected, and they are
hung high on the walls to be out
of reach of their two children.
While Mrs. Norton states that all

A ,total of 434 gallant merchant
seamen and naval armed guards-
men of the Allied nations gave
their lives, to keep military sup-
plies moving to the fighting fronts
during the submarine campaign
I waged in the waters of the Eighth
Naval District during 1942 and
1943. Gross tonnage of ships stUn
totaled 196,970 These figures were
revealed yesterday by Eighth Na-
val District headquarters at New
The primary objective of the
German high command during the
submarine, campaign in the Gulf
of Mexico was to force the United
States to resort to convoying in
the Gulf with the attendant dimin-
ishing of efficiency of our cargo
transport, especially crippling our
oil supplies and scattering out
naval forces. As far as, Port St.
Joe was concerned, they were suc-
cessful to a certain extent, for
tankers could, no longer enter our
harbor; but oil was brought here
by 'barges through the intracoastal
waterway 'to be pumped through
the line of the Southeastern Pipe-
line Corporation to the east coast,
The secondary aim of the Axis
was to fonce the United States to
withdraw her naval forces from
offensive action and assume the
defense in our coastal waters.
In carrying out this mission, the
enemy first attacked in, .the North
Atalntic and subsequently moved
southward al on g the Atlantic
coast, around the tip of Florida
and eventually into the Gulf. This
showed a .well-planned method of
forcing convoying, restriction of
tanker traffic, and concentration
of naval craft in an area. When
this was accomplished' in one area

she knows is tLhat something hIL t ,
Sthe U-boats shiftedto the nextarea
her a terrific blow on the head, it un il ts shfe toar eare
-,, until t';he entire seaboard was COT-
is believed that as she hung up the nil
clothes, dryer cn the wall h a ere-

U1....... Me... u.i......i u... i, u .... .. ... .u. Fonty-four ships *were attacked
American states., cidentally touched the trigger ost ie jttdc-
Prior to this date the Territory a revolver hanging at the spot, as tion of the Eigrs under the uNaval Dstric
of Florida remained in being, for I the bullet ranged downward thru (This area was described as that
h e territorial governor, John her temple just back of the eyes. portion of the Gulf of Mexico wes
Branch, and other officials wnose The tragedy was, discovered as of a straight line drawn from th
salaries were paid by the federal Dr. Norton returned home about 8 mouth of the Apalawhicola River
zovernmen't, continued to govern o'clock in the evening, and as the t the e t aa n Chan-
Florida. Even Governor Moseley in blood from the wound had coagu- nel between Cba and Mextico.)
his inaugural address of June 26 lated, it was believed to have oc- At hat cloube.range this cam
referred, to the state as now curred about an hour before. An pain was waged was revealed
about to become a member of the ambulance was called from Panama when it was announced that 25
great family of states. ... ." .Evi City and she was rushed to a Do- ships were attacked within 150
dently he belTeved that Florida than hospital and placed under the miles of New Orleans during the
would not be a state until after care of a head specialist. period from May 6 to August 1i,
the organization of the govern- 194:2. Seventeen of the ships were
ment in Talliahassee. Roche Buys, Remodels sunk, while six managed to ePape
Those who favor March 3 as the and make point. Two of the shipS
date of statehood have excellent Stet Pridgeon Property were salvaged from the sea and
(Continued on Page 4) I towed to port where they were re-
"- ,W. C. Roche recently bought the paired and returned to sea to con-
MIAMI C. OF C. BACKS ST. JOE small building on Reid Avenue op- (Continued on Page 3)
PAPER CO. ON RAILROAD BUY pos.ite the postoffice from Stetson ----- *- --
Pridgeon and has, done a complete Vacationing At Beacon Hill
fThe Miami chamber of corn- remodeling job on it. A brick front Mrs. T. S. Gibson Jr., Mrs. T. T,
merce evidently feels, as no doubt has been added, the interior cow- I Gates and daughters Martha and
do a large number of other Fbor- pletely rebuilt and when they ,,b- Frances of Huntsville, Ala., ald
idians, that it is to the best inter- come available the outside will be 'Mrs. Carl Gates and son Jimmy of
ests of Florida that the Florida covered with asbestos shingles. Birmingham, Ala., are enjoying a
East Coast Railway be operated as Mr. Roche has moved the office vacation at Beacon Hill this week.
a separate road and not linked of the Confidential Loan Company ----- ----
with any other system, and it Is into one side of the building, and Ed George Is Visitor
backing the interstate commerce E. Cla- Lewis Jr., has set up hIs Ed George of Panama City was
commission in its decision which law office, in the other half. Mr. a visitor here Monday. Says he
gives the St. Joe Paper Company Roche also plans' to open an elee- bas been laid off at the shipyard
interests the right to operate the trical appliance store in the front and that they dtldn't even ask if
railroad'. portion of the building. he wanted to quit.

ple of a territory had the right to
accept 'or reject statehood. Dis-
pleased by the state boundaries as
fixed .by congress, the people oi,
Iowa refused to enter the Union..
Floridians could also have oe-
clined' statehood. They did not, but
accepted by electing a general a,.
sembly and a governor. Not untiv
the assembly was organized and
tlhe governor inrugn'urated, declare
those who favor June 25, did, Flor-
ida finally become the 27th state
and the olitical r-mual af nthpr



By C. C. CAMPBELL TMember, Aviation waiterss
By C. C. CAMPBELL, aociation, Wlatingt, D.

The Aviation Committee
When it comes to consideration of
the establishment of an airpark or
other aviation landing facility, each
community finds itself faced with its
individual needs and problems. A
landing facility for each of two com-
munities only a few miles apart may
have to meet quite different require-
Before construction can start,
even before a bond issue can be
listed, pertinent information should
be tabulated and plans made 'ac-
cordingly. Such matters as location
of the airpark, sire, prospective use,
cost, potential irtcome, related busi-
ness enterprise and many other sub-

had an intimate connection with any
phase of aviation, such as having a
part in the Civil Air Patrol program,
or experience as commercial air op-
erators, they would by all means be
urged to participate.
In addition to representatives of
the community's officialdom, there
should be a cross section of local
business and social enterprise. The
components of this will differ ac-
cording to the area, but generally
speaking, may include merchants,
professional men, labor leaders,
farmers and school principals and
This is recognized as a logical pro-
cedure since the airpark must be a
community affair and if it is to

Leaders in community affairs compose the board of directors and of-
ficers of the Webster City, Iowa (population 7,000) chapter of the National
"Aeronautic Association. Left to right: Willis Scott, airport manager
and operator; Richard Hahne, Vice President, publisher; Robert McCar-
thy, President, implement dealer; Paul Swope, Director, dry cleaning;
John Whaley, Director, chamber of commerce secretary; Harland
W. Mead, Secretary, high school principal.

jects must be studied, at least in a
preliminary way, if the venture is to
be a success.
An airpark is usually considered
.a public utility, much the same as
streets, highways and parks. The
chief difference is that an airpark
:may ultimately provide self-support-
.ing revenue if correctly planned,
,whereas other community utilities
generally do not.
Based upon experience, aviation
authorities advise that the first step
taken by a community should be the
'organization of an air landing fa-
cility committee. All members pref-
erably should be local people who
,know the community's history, its
relation to other communities and
-to the state, and its plans for the
It is suggested" that committee
members might include representa-
tives of the city or town council,
chamber of commerce, civic clubs,
-and newspapers. If there are any
,persons in the community who have

succeed must cater to all local in-
terests. It will probably surprise
many people to discover how many
varied activities in even a small
community will be influenced in one
way or another by the coming era
of flight.
The appointed committee, after
obtaining and classifying the neces-
sary local data, will then be in a
position to take up its preliminary
plans with aviation authorities and
profit by their experienced advice
and criticism. Forty-four states now
have aviation boards or commissions
ready to help and Washington au-
thorities such as the. Civil Aeronau-
tics Administration of the Depart-
ment of Commerce, the Personal
Aircraft Council of the Aircraft In-
dustries Association of America and
the National Aeronautic Association,
will also aid the local planning group.
This is the fourth of a series of arti-
cles on post-war flying and its effect
on community life. The next article.
"Determining Local Needs," will ap-
pear in an early issue.

brings the good news

that high-octane

trW i Gaie

will soon be available again

in Port St. Joe for civilian

use. And in Port St.

Joe it's .




Pulpwood Key to

Peace-Time Jobs

Will Be Needed for Packaging
Articles On Which Production
Will Begin At Once

A special 'bulletin to The Star
from Pulpwood Campaign head-
quarters reports that increasing
shortages in pulpwood may be ex-
pected, for many months to come
a s a result of plans of recon-
version, and predicts that pulp-
.wood wiill be an important key'
factor in determining the speed
of peace-time reemployment. The
message follows,:
"Expect immediate increases in
demand, for all pulpwood products
as a result of need for packaging
peacetime articles on which pro-
duction will begin at once. Pulp-
wood shortages will continue. In
fact, shortages, may be expected to
increase since military reguir'
ments. will probably remain high
into 1947, while civilian needs will
substantially exceed, pre-war pulp-
wood requirements.
"Economists estimate much ot
'post-war jolb question may diepeno
upon ability of nation's farmers,
and pulpwood workers to meet
new demands for more pulpwooa,
'as nation's, ,manufacturing pac,
.will ,be limited by shipping and dis-
tribution facilities."
This .message .can only mean
that the 1945 goal of 16,000,000
cords of pulpwood, set iby tnri
government last January, must he
a new and higher goal. Mills in
this area urgently need more top
quality pulpwood now.

Last Rites Are Held

For Henry Parker

Funeral services were held on
Thursday of last week at Wewa-
hitchka for Henry Parker, 11, son
of Sheriff and Mrs. B. E. Parker,
who was instantly killed Sunday of
last week when he was struck by
a truck driven by B. Williams of
Port St. Joe.
Tihe services were held at the
Wewahitchka Baptist Church with
the pastor, Dr. G. T. Hinton, of-
ficatin~g. Assisting were Rev. W.
A. Daniel of the Wewahitchka
Presbyterian Church and Rev. U.
D. Langston, pastor of the Port
St. Joe Methodist Church.
Active pallbearers were Thos.
A. Owens, Horace Soule, T. Mc-
Daniel, J. B. White, Stetson PriQ-
,geon and Charles Gaskin. Honor-
ary pallbearers were G. W. White,
C. S. Melvin. E. C. Prid(geon, C. S.
Melvin, W. R. Connell, John Grit-
fin, Sea)b Price, W. N. Connell, J.
R. Hunter, John Rowan, W. J. De-
lin, Jack Fowler, T. H. Stone, W.
J. D'au.gbtry, L. W. Owens, Cap,'.
Rolbert Tapper, T. R. L.. Carte.-,
N. Comforter, W. 0. Anderson ane
George Cooper.
Interment was in the Jehu ceme-
The large number of floral trib-
utes testified to the esteem in
which the family and the young
boy were held.

Louis Perritt In Town
Louis Perritt, who is manager of
the Idylwild Nurseries at Fort
Myers, was in town yesterday
looking up old friend's and having
dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Leroy
Gainous. He is looking fit as a
fiddle and still wears the same in-
fectious grin.

Attend Baptist W, M. U. Meeting
Those attending the executive
board meeting of the Baptist W.
M. U. in Panama City Tuesday were
Mrs. J. O. Baggett, Mrs. T. V. Mor-
ris, Mrs. W. J. Daughtry and Mrs.
W. C. Pridtgeon.

Lt. and Mrs. Pete, Bernal and!
children were called here. last I
wre.-k- i' doe to the illness 01
Mre. J. R. Norton.

Local Ration Board Have Guest From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Howell have
as, their guest this week Miss
(Continued from page 1) Wilba Lee Liles of Tifton., Ga.
and. this transition period can be __
dynamite if it isn't handled prop- Oscar Gilmore and son of Tampa
early and unless our citizens all are visitors here this week.
help.1 Mr.' and Mrs. Otha Rowan anti
The ruinous inflation that swept sons. of Greensboro were week-end
America after the last war, Mr. guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Co-
Costin reminded, "didn't begin un- burn, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowan
til six months after the armistice, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowan.
Then, by 19.20, more than a hun- a &
dred thousand businesses failed BROOKLYN 'WOIM'
and nearly a half million farmer, A soldier from Brooklyn down
lost their farms. We can't let that at Camp Gordon Johnston strolled
happen again." out in the piney woods one eve-
For this reason, the members of ning after chow and soon came
the gasoline and, food, panels wiFl back with a handful of rattlesnake
be asked to .stay on the job to rattles.
help Gulf county merchants and "Where the deuce did you get
the buying public during the next those?" .gasped his pal.
several months. "Off'n a woim." replied the lad
from Brooklyn.
Write a letter today to that boy ----- -----
)f yours in the service. Send The Star to a friend.

89 PROOF Was $4.66 $ .
HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW- .....-..
RON CHIKOTO Puerto Rican Rum $3'02
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW---.... .-- W a


FACILITIES which have been devoted

exclusively to the production of high-octane

aviation gasoline for our armed forces will soon

be available for the refining of civilian gasoline

...The new CROWN and CROWN EXTRA

gasolines will be far superior to any motor fuel

we have ever been able to offer.. .You will have

these products shortly, just as soon as they can

be manufactured and transported by boat, rail,

pipeline and truck to your Standard Oil dealer's

pumps-a high reward for a little wait. Remem-

ber CROWN and CROWN EXTRA gasolines,

.'Tii-ff ltid o~a ot ~i eae'i'ot yaW' ; ii i ,iiO jainfi~8i. b





P I Ci t ClaseSd esat target. The U-boat opened up gross tons; June, 9 ships totaling
with her deck gun and fired 78 53,414 gross tons,; July, 7 ships
As 'Distressed' Area rounds at her during the chase that totaling 29,153 gorss. tons'; August,
lasted 40 minutes. The Alcoa Purl- 1 ship of 6,769 gross, tons; Septenft-
The War Manpower Commission tan was ordered to be abandoned ber, 1 ship of 6A;11 gross tons; De-
at Washington has stated that but only after her steering apparatus member 1943, 1 ship of 10,175 gross
nine of the nation's 166 principal had become disabled. tons.
labor market areas face the pros- The, submarine then closed, in on Credit for making the Gulf "too
pect of "extremely serious tempor- the vessel and fired a torpedo into hot" for ,the undersea raiders has
ary unemployment by October 15" her which caused, the vessel to *been attributed to several factors,
and one of these areas is listed as sink by the stern. The entire crew 'the most important of which was
Panama City where the Wain- of 41 miraculously survived the the increased concentration of sur-
wright Shipyard Is laying off attack and were picked up by the face forces' otf the navy and coast
workers as operations at the yard coast guard cutter Bout-well and guard, as well as the. increase of
are curtailed. landed at Burrwood, La. air strength of the navy, coast
, Other areas listed are Portland, The German command had founa guard and army.
Me., Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N. Y., a happy hunting ground for their Defenses had to be spread s*
Detroit and Flint, Mich., Wichita, U-boats and they were going to thin during the summer of 1942
Kan., Los Angeles, Calif., Talla- take advantage of it.
dega, Ala., and Portland, Ore. Wol'f pack attacks were, never
An area is regarded as' "dis- used in the Gult as they were In
tressed" when an, average of from the, North Atlantic. However, a-
20 to 25 per cent of its work force many as three enemy submarines
is unemployed, are known to have operated! in the
S_____ __ Gulf at the same time.
The, U boats that waged the Gult
REVEAL THAT MANY campaign are thought to have .
SHIPS WERE SUNK been of the 517 and 7,40-ton class.
BY SUBS IN AREA They remained in the area for as i
l--ong as three or four weeks before
(Continued From Page 11 they were relieved by submarines
tinue the 'battle against the under- arriving from home bases. II 1
sea raiders. A tabulation of the total tonnage
The Gulf coastal shipping lanes sunk during the campaign re-
between Ships Shoal, off the Lou- veals the following figures,:
isiana coast, and the passes of the May, 14 ships totaling 90,948
Mississippi River became known
as "Torpedo Junction," but navy
armed guardsmen and merchant DON'T W AIT "- -
seamen, continued to meet the as- until your shoes are entirely
sault until naval surface craft and worn out! Have them repaired
air power could be brought to bear now. We give you savings and
on the, enemy. For a long period satisfaction with quick and are sure yo
a seaplane carrying two bombs dependable service. ances be available for
was stationed here at Port St. Joe
with its mother ship and fuel suip THE LEADER SHOE to when we expect to I
ply lighter. SHOP for sale.
Nearest the German subs came
to Port St. J'oe, while undoubtedly
some of them may have lurked oft In spite of 'all
the entrance to 'the bay at times, newspapers and over t
was the sinking of the Empire eral months away
Mica, a British tanker of 8000 tons eral months away.
under the command of Capt. Hugh
Bradford of Bristol, England, which It is true that ti
was torpedoed and sunk about 1 t into production, but r
miles off the Cape San Blas light- ,f
house. The -,.ip wa. carrying avi- materials they must h
action gasoline and the smoke from ahead with their reco
the burning fuel made a huge pil- ready along with the
lar of smoke for more than eight
hours that was visible from this trials from their sup
But 14 members of the crew or It may happen t
47 managed to get clear in one
lifEboat, while two other lifeboats items will have their a
with their occupants were caught inghouse. We know
in the flaming gas on the sea and TO SAFEGUARD and washers. These
destroyed'. The survivors were HEALTH
picked up .by a coast guard boat YOUR HEALTH days and, no doubt, we
operating out of Apalachicola, @ The' purity and uniformity of thA you do not let this mi
brought in to that city and after drugs and chemicals-we use in cqm-
receiving treatment were taken to pounding yodfr physician's prescription will be late. Most I
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of
Panama City and later to New Control Laboratories. Even during the problems as all the oti
Orleans. manufacture of a simple product a score
Thefirst sinking occurred on or more of exacting telts for purity are of Westinghouse, if ai
The it sinking occurred on made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
May 6, 1942. when the American with full confidence in the reliability of
aro shlhip, Alcoa Puritan, w as tlheingredientsyour physicianprescribes. It is not our pol
first attacked by a submarine that We ue Merck PrescrVipe Chohcals fore such time as we
fired a torpedo which missed the Smith's Pharmacy ested in buying an elect
stern of the vessel by 15 feet. The
sub immediately surfaced andl the Phone 5 Port St. Joe appliance, we ask that
captain of the ship ordered the ject with you an- enter
course changed to put the attacker We Fill Any Dootor's Presorlption ject with you and enter
"dead astern" to present the small- purchasing WESTINC
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SBCeverything we can to
started and will do ou
On the Gulf Between
Port St. Joe and
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that it was only through the co-
operation of fishing vessels and
their crews that as many lives
were saved from the ill-fated ships.
Shrimpers along the Louisiana and
Mississippi coast and deep sea
fishermen from Florida, Alabama
and Texas, were, useful andl suc-
cessful in the rescue efforts. Rec-
ords in the -Eighth Naval District
reveal' that 311. survivors, were res-
cued by these craft. They also
played; an outstanding part in
keeping th e submarines sub-,
merged and reporting their post-
tion's when they were surfaced.

Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYSI

One guy who still lives on the
fat of the land is the girdle, manu-

I F you drive in at
Sunny State for"
gasoline and don't
get your wind
shield cleaned, we'll give
you your purchase! .

SFrom Banley

Company About

luse Appliances

u are, no doubt, asking when will Westinghouse Appli-
sale. We receive numerous questions every day as
have electric refrigerators, ranges and other appliances

the publicity that has been given this subject in the
the radio, the delivery of these appliances is still sev-

the Government has released manufacturers to go back
no provision was made for them to get the necessary
ave before this can be done. Westinghouse is going
version job and you may be sure that they will, be.
other leaders as soon as they can get necessary ma-

that some manufacturers who make only one or two
samples out ahead of large companies such as West-
of this having already happened in the case of ranges
are not new models, but are carry-overs from prewar
ere held back for this purpose. ,Our suggestion is that
slead you into thinking that Westinghouse appliances
ikely these manufacturers have the same production
Iers, and 'their goods will not be available much ahead

icy to accept orders or make sales for appliances be-
may have them to deliver; however, if you are inter-
ctric refrigerator, range, washer, or somt other electric
you contact us. We will be glad to discuss this sub-'
er your name on our list as one who is interested ins
GHOUSE appliances for postwar use.

pt advised about this situation as we approach the time
ome available. You may be assured that we are doing
'be ready for the appliance business when it is again
r utmost to serve you as efficiently as possible.







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Publlshed Every Friday at Pert St. 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.
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... $1.00

-# Telephone 51 ).-

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 word is given scant attention; the printed word
i thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
Is lost; the printed word remains.

Our Country I Right or Wrong

'That bright new tomorrow we have all
bgen seeking is at hand.
A huge backlog of orders for goods of all
kinds is only being, withheld until manufac-
turing restrictions are ended. The greatest
accumulation of savings in the history of'the
American people is ready to back up this
pent-up consumer demand. In fact, prosperity
is right around the corner, providing .
providing only that we as a nation
enjoy full employment. And we shall continue
to have full employment only as long as we
continue to experience full, peacetime pro-
"But we have the orders and the buying
power," yoti ask, "what then, is to prevent
our manufacturing industries from operating
full blast? Certainly enough steel and tin and
rubber and everything will be available to
make the .flatitons "and radios and all the
other things we may want to buy!"
True! Yet there is a danger! Economists
predict that a bottleneck of our whole con-
version can. be pulpwood.
Millions of cords of pulpwood are going to
be needed immediately to supply cartons,
boxes, wadding, wrapping and other forms of
packaging for peacetime refrigerators, flat-
irons, shoes, foodstuffs and clothing. Our
army and navy will continue to need paper
and paperboard for packaging supplies for oui
troops, and if our soldiers, sailors and marines
were to be re-turned to this' country at -the
rate of 10,000 per day, it would require almost
two years before military demands for paper
could be expected to relax.
The truth is that new uses for paper have
skyrocketed during the war, and only the pa-
triotism of the American farmer has made it
possible to, keep abreast of growing civilian
and military needs.
Inadequate pulpwood supplies could dis-
rupt our whole re-employment program.
Manufacturers will certainly not hire workers,
to make products which cannot be shipped. In
other words, jobs-America's No. 1 peacetime
need-are keyed to one of Gulf county's pfft-
cipal products--pulpwood and pulpwood pro-

The advice of quieting a child by brushing
his hair is .a. suggestion of putting the brush
at the wrong end.-MacClenny Press.

Stark tragedy struck our household re-
cently. And it is doubtful whether we will re-
cover from this cruel blow. Yes, we lost a
shoe stanip.-Jasper News.

Many a man has stopped calling his wife
"the little woman" after taking a good look
at .her in slacks.

A lot of people around Port St. Joe are pre-
dicting that the unexpectedly sudden end of
the war will bring on disastrous times within
the next year or so due to the fact that our
civilian economy will be completely upset.
We don't agree with them at all. And even
if such was the case, it would be well- worth
it, for a lot of people who have sons and
daughters, husbands and sweethearts in the
service will no longer have to worry about
them being killed or wounded.
True, there will be some areas, like Pan-
ama City for instance, where a large number
of workers will be out of jobs, but the na-
tion's manufacturers are already converting
for the production of civilian goods, and that
means that soon there will be. jobs for the
greater part of those who will be out of work.
We here in Port St. Joe need have no fear
of unemployment, for we have had no large
influx of workers to fill positions in war
plants. In fact, the paper mill has been run-
ning shorthanded for several years. We are
lucky in this respect, for we will continue on
'now that the war is over just as we did be-
fore that fateful December 7 of 1941.
We're glad the war, has ended, and we
wouldn't have wanted to see it go on a single
day longer than it did, regardless of conse-
quences, for it was terrible while it lastea,
and we hope never to see another one.

At the close of World War I commercial
aviation was in its infancy and presented no
postwar problems. Today it is a vital branch
of transportation, and its place in domestic
and international trade can only be assured by
wise and careful planning.
The federal government recognized its re-
sponsibilities to aviation when it enacted the.
civil aeronautics act of 1938. The wisdom of
its action has been well attested by the praise
of the air transport industry from high mili-
tary and naval officials for its great contribu-
tions to the prosecution of the war. But plans
and policies adopted seven years ago are be-
coming as obosolete as the airplanes of the
pre-war days.
In domestic commerce many questions must
be solved involving trunk routes, feeder lines,
additional airports, zoning regulations, con-
tract carriers and duplicating state and local'
laws. In tire international picture there must
be established new trade routes and interna-
tional rights.and treaties. Still other problems
are involved in the aircraft manufacturing in-
'dus'try, and the development of future pilots,
technicians and mechanics, though the latter
group will be taken care of by our returned
As ai nation, we must solve these problems
through legislation designed to promote and
co-ordinate the national and international
transportation system. Congress must act on
well-considered findings in order that Amer-
ica's system of airways may be kept the finest
in the world.

If your fingers are itching to tear up your
ration books just because victory is here,
you'd better think twice, for, while OPA of-
ficials state that controls will be lifted as
quickly as possible, some time must elapse be-
fore this can be done.
And, incidentally, don't harass the local ra-
tion board begging for more shoes, tires, red
points, or more of anything else that is still
"-rationed. Just have patience, and don't de-
stroy your ration books until you receive the
official- word that they are kaput.

Making Home With Parents Week-end Visitors
Mrs. Walter Branka of Panama: Mrs. Erie Sanford and daugh-
City is making her *home here for ters, Doro-thy A'n'a nd:I inda Jean,
the present with her parents, Mr. of Tampa, were the guests of Mrs.
andi Mrs. E. C. Cason. Verna Smith over the week-end.
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Vacatlowtng in "Alabama Vacationing In Virginia-Carolinas
Billy Traweek lett Sunday for a Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Boyles and
two 'weeks' vacation in. Greenville, daughters left Sunday for a vaca-
Ala., yi'itiang elatives,. li tion in Virginia and- the Carolinas.

Visiting In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McQuai,g and
-daughter 'Betty left Sunday for a
'week's vacation in Darian, Ga.,
with relativA s -.di fripnil;

Guest. From 'North Carolina
'Mrs. Ethel Camden of Lauren.
burg, N. C., is the guest this week
'6f Mr. 'aid Mrs. Stone'wall'Ham.


Army Navy Planning 'On
Quick Release of Personnel

The army has -statted it hopes to
discharge 5,000,000 men in the
next 12 months, -while 'ithe navy re-
ve'als that it -will demobilize 1,500,-
000 to 2,500,000 men and women
within the next 18 months.
Point score required for dis-
charge from the army will remain
at 85 for t)he present, buit In th'
future it will be lowered from time
to time in the Interest of 'orderly
demobilization. ,, I )(
The age level for enlisted army
personnel eligible for discharge
has -been lowered from 40 to 38,
and effective immediately men over
38 may apply for discharge ana
become eligible for release within
90 days after application.
Navy demobilization will be car-
ried. out under a new .point system
of its own giving preference to
men wtho have been longest at sea
or overseas. The coast guard will
use the same system.
Tie army-navy announcements,.
mean that -as. many as 8,000,000
members of the armed forces will
be -demobilized within 18 montnn.
This does not mean, however, that
the strength of the armed forces,
now estimated at 11,500,000, will bw
reduced to 3,500,000. since army in-
duction alone -will proceed at the
rate of 50,000 a month, a reduction
of 30,000 a month.


The Low Down

Editor The Star:
One thing our U. S. 'A. could do,
and pronto is to set down ana
dope out where in heck we'd be
coming' out 10 years hence, if wff
keep on. putting' in more of our
time and cash takin' care of fol Ks
in furrin countries' vs. our own
folks here in Florida, Georgia, At-
abama and 45 other'states.
It's. okay to be a Christian and
think about yer neighbor, and, help
if you kin, but it ain't bein' a
Christian or havin' 'horse sense to
neglect yer own. family and let it
hustle fer itself-or go hungry.
Might be we're closer t o the
,bottom idf, the barrel than we think
-and when we do hit bottom, jest
what country is gonna offer us a
loan, or present us a gift? Once
we're on our uppers, other nations
will give us the cold shoulder -
which is human nature. Why didn't
the guy-, they'll say, have some
gumption when he was flush va.
actin' like his sock 'was a mile deep
and had no (bottom?
When some furrin country-ex-
cept Finland sends us a check
andi pays up, it's gonna make a
man bitin' a mounting lion look
puny and sick-as news.
Yours with the low down,

FLORIDA ACTUALLY of entry. In editorial after edr-
BECOME A STATE? trial they referred to the "State
of Florida," not the "Territory of
(Continued from page 1) Florid-a," after receiving news or
arguments for their contention, the Passage of the act of congress.
T'he St. Joseph constitution, writ. Advertisements of .the Santa Rosa
ten by elected representatives of Superior Court, Western- District,
Florida and approved by a popular Territory of Florida, were changed
vote, expressly provided for the on March 22, 1845, to read Santa
continuation of the laws and gov- Rosa Superior Court,"Western Dis-
ernment of the territory -after ao- trict, State of Florida. The judici-
mission to statehood and until the ary of 1845 apparently concluded
organization of a state govern- that Elorida had become a state
ment. Although officials, appointed on March 3.
and paid -by the .federal govern- The overwhelming weight or
ment, remained in power until present-day legal opinion hn'ds
June 25, they did so under author- that Florida entered' the Union rn
it of the cons tion of or March. Judge James B. Whitfiela
' At any time after March 3 these believes this, and the executives or
officials could -have been dismissed -the Florida Historical Society, af-
and replaced by. elected represen- ter securing legal advice, fixed
tatives of the people of Florida. March 3. 1945, as the date for the
TTltimate control then rested with celebration -of Plorida's 100th an-
Floridians and not the federal gov- niversary of statehood.
ernment and, therefore, it is con-
tended, Florida had become a Spends Week-end Here
State on March 3.'1845. 'Miss Onnie Lou LeHardy from
The newspaper editors of 184i1 Dothan spent the week-end here
'believed March 3 the official date with her mother, Mrs., J. Greer.







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Radios, Nylons, Tires

iKiwanis Club Sets Up

Promised Before Long Post-War Objectives
Seeking to speeed reconversion
Residents of Port St. Joe may and aid returning veterans, KI-
get new tires, nylon stockings and I wanis International has announced
new radios before long. nine tar-reaching post-war objec-
Government officials, said mo- tives as the Kiwanis Clulb of Port
tourists may get a break on tires St. Joe considered ways and means
within 90 days. They predicted pro- of rendering greater community

duction will jump 100 per cent in
the next three months, which
means lots of tires.
Nylon stockings may be back in
circulation by Thanksgiving, or at
least by Christmas, since the go,.
ernment has turned loose its con-
trols on nylon, and rayon.
WIPB said three and a half mil-
lion radios may be on the store
shelves by Christmas because .or
an 80 per cent cut in military oi-
ders for radar and radio.
OPA has indicated that meat
points will be reduced., beginning
next month, and meat rationing
may be ended soon.
Controls on building have been
taken off, but the government has
retained them on some materials,
like lumber.

Mrs. Anais Joughin returned
last Friday after five months spent
visiting relatives and friends. in
South Florida.



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R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
'6:55-Baptist Training Union.,
8:00-Eveniing Worship. Sermon topic:
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service in peacetime.
R. G. Boyles, president of the
local club, said that International's
post-war objectives had the unani-
mous endorsement of Kiwanians
here, and revealed that the service
organization's theme would be
"Build' for Peace Unity Oppor-
tunity." The nine objectives are:
1. Develop an understanding of
the United Nations Charter in sup-
port of world peace.
2. Aid returning veterans.
3. Encourage sound programs of
4. Strengthen democracy by per-
I sonal acceptance of citizenship re-
5. Expand youth services to
build character and citizenship.
6. Mobilize public opinion In
support of individual enterprise-
andi opportunity.
7. Conserve natural resources..
8. Further good will between
Canada and. the United States as
an outstanding example of inter-
national co-operation.
9. Develop national unity thru
increased emphasis on human and
spiritual values.

Pastor Is Visitor
Rev. and' Mrs. S. Wilkersedndy
of Dalton, Ga., were recent guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Spillers.
While here, Rev. Wilkersdendy
filled the pulpit at the Methodist
Church on Sunday, August 12.

Vacationing At St. Petersburg
Mrs. Verna Smith, 3Mrs. Marn-
gene Taunton, Mrs. D. C. Smith
and MIiss Emily Ogilvie left Sun-
day morning for a week's vacation'
to be spent on the :beach at St.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Prows of
Panama City were recent guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism and
Mr. and Mrs. John Blount.
Visiting in Talvlahassee Thurs-
day of last week were Mrs. Mari-
gene Taunton, Miss Margaret Be-
lin and Miss Juanita Chason.
Mrs. R. W. Steward, welfare
worker from Apalachicola, was in
town Monday.
Mrs. Archie Williams and daugh-
ter of Sneads were visitors here
Mrs. Alton Dendy of St. Augus-
tine is the guest of Mrs.. E. B.
Mrs. Durel Brigman and daugh-
ter Carolyn and, Mrs. Della Good-
son are spending the week at
Long Beach,, near Panama City
Guests. of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Maddox on Victory Day 'were Mr.
and Mrs. Perry McFarland and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Mc-
Farland and family, Frankie Mc-
Farland, andi Mrs. Viola Wimberly
and nephews, Frank and Murphy
McFarland, all of Frink.
W. N. Routh of Oxford, Ala.,
spent the week-endi here with his
wife and sons. Mrs. Routh will be
remembered as Miss Mildred John-
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Sutton and
son Buddy were in Tallahassee
Wednesday of last week to visit
their daughter, Miss Merita Sut-
ton, who is attending the summer
music camp at Florida State Coi-
lege for Women.
iMiss Eunice Scott is visiting in
Sumatra this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit spent
Tuesday in Tallahassee attending
to business matters.
Mr. and, Mrs. Chester Edwarao
had as their week-end, guests Mrs.
Charles Do-.le .and Miss Eva Doyle
of Apalachicola.
Mert M.cKeitben of Chipley, a
former resident of this city, 'was
saying 'hello to his many friends
hlre Saturday.

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Meats and; Fats Red stamps:
Q2 to U2 valid, expire August 31;
V2 to Z2 now valid, expire Sept.
30; Al to El valid, expire Oct. 31;
F1 to K1 valid, expire Nov. 30.
Sugar -Su gar stamp 36 is now
valid, expires August 31. Good for
five pounds.
Shoes-Airplane stamps, 1, 2, b
and 4 now valid.

It is with a heart full of grati-
tude that I thank each personal
friend, church, fraternal ,civic and
professional organizations t h a t
combined their efforts toward my
well-being and comfort during my
stay at the hospital and through
my convalesence period at home.
Their kindness shall not be for-
gotten. JIMMY GREER.

Mrs. Elgin Bayless and sons of
Tallahassee are guests' this weeK
of Mrs. Nora Howard.

Called Home By Illness of Father
The Misses Vingie Mae and Mar-
gu-rite Arnett were called home
la-t week-end by the illness of
their father, D. C. Arnptt, who un-
derwent an appendectomy at the
local hospital

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,Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stebel and
son of White City left Sunday for
a two weeks' vacation in West
Palm Beach.


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned person intends to
g'. .- ,irih I Culerk ut the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks alter
the first publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name under which
he will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on. to-wit:
8-17 9-7 C. W. HORTON.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned person intends to
register with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication of this notice, the
fictitious name or trade name under which
be will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
Joe, Florida.
8-10 31 W. C. ROCHE.

House Bill No. 1862
Roche, the holder of the following certifi-
cates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 16. Year of issuance 1943.
Description of Property:
Lots 33, 34, 35, 36, Block "B", Beaty
Subdivision. Sec. 11, Twp. 7 S, R 10 W.
Name in which assessed: Ruby Clanton.
All of said property being in the County
of Gulf. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bia-
der at the court house door on the first
Monday in the month of September, 1945,
which is the 3rd day of September, 1945,
Dated this 3rd day of August. 1945,
(SEAL) Clerk of Circuit Court
8-3 31 of Gulf County, Florida.

House Bill No. 1862
Roche, the holder of the following certifi-
cates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the nAmes
in which it was 'assessed*are as follows,
Certificate No. 17. Year of issuance 1943.
Description of Property:
Lots 33, 34, 35, Block "F", Beaty
Subdivision. Sec. 11, Twp. 7 S, R 10 W.
Name in which assessed: Sandy Johnson.
All of said property being in the County
of Gulf, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be 'redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bi-
der at the court house door on the first
Monday in the month of September, 1945,
which is the 3rd day of September. 194a,
Dated this 3rd day of August, 1945,
(SEAL) Clerk of Circuit Court
8-3 31 of Gulf County, Florida.
House Bill No. 1862
Roche, the holder of the following certifi-
cates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.. The certifi.
cate numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
.n which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 23 Year of issuance 1943.
Description of Property:
Lots 13, 15, 17, 19, Block 5, Beacon
Hill Subdivision. See. 31, Twp. 6 S,.
R 11 W.
Name in which assessed: S. B. Atkins.
All of said property being in the County
of Gulf, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bid-
der at the court house door on the first
Monday in the month of Spnteniber, 1045,
which is the 3rd day of September, 1945,
Dated'this 3rd day of August. 1945,
(SEAL) Clerk of Circuit Court
'8-3 31 of Gulf County, Florida.

House Bill No. 1862
IRoche, the holder of the following certifi-
cates bus filed said certificates for a
tax dled to' be issued thereon. The certifi-
,cate numbers and years of issuance, tue
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 24 Year of issuance 1943.
Description' of Property:
Lots 14, 16, 18, Block 5. Beacon
Hill Subdivision. Sec. 31, Twp. 6 S,
R 11 W.
Ngme in which assessed: S. B. Atkins.
All of said property being in the County
of Gulf, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bia-
der at the court house door on the first
Monday in the month of September, 1945,
which is the 3rd day of September, 1945,
Dated this 3rd day of August. 1945,
(SEAL) Clerk of Circuit Court
8-3 31 of Gulf County, Florida.

House Bill No. 1862
Roche, the holder of the following certifi-
cates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 31 Year of issuance 1943.
Description of Property:
Lot 5. Block 61. Port St. Joe. Sec.
12. Twp. 8 S. R 11 W.
Nnme in which assessed: John O'Keef
All of said property being in the County
of Gulf. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate or
certifica+es will he sold to the highest bid-
der atnthe court house door on the first
Monday in the month of September. 1945.
which is the 3rd day of September, 1945,
Dated this 3rd day of August. 1945,
(SFAI,) Clerk of Circuit Court
3-3 $1 of Gulf County, Florida.

Vanished Village Vexing

OKINAWA (Delayed) The Marine on the telephone was
irritated, reports Staff Sgt. George R. Voigt, Marine Corps
combat correspondent.
"No," he yelled into the
mouthpiece. "I don't give a
damn what the map says.
There ain't any village around
Then he looked up at Ma-
rine Lt. Edward M. Sullivan
f#U Xvtf0 \of Minneapolis, Minn., who
tt was standing nearby.
St" '(i "Mr. Sullivan," he said.
e AP'" "Artillery's forward observer
S insists there's a village around
1 ~ here. Do you know of any?" ,
S"eah," said the lieutenant,
SA' / "you're standing in the middle
-" _^ /;/; ,, j of it."
The Marine looked around
him. A few piles of stone and little stacks of smoldering debris
were scattered about the area.
"Okay," he said into the telephone. "There's a village here.
I'm standing in the middle of it. And all I got to say is you
artillery guys ought to be ashamed of yourself."

Local Boy Is Serving Capt. Tapper Is Flight Test

Aboard USS Alabama Engineer At Marianna Base

Aboard the UiSS Alabama, In the
Pacific, Aug. 21-Rolbert L. Smith,
BM 2/c, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. R.
V. Coburn of Port St. Joe, FIla.,
and whose wife, Mary, also lives' in
that city, is serving aboard this
battleship which in one month's
time raided, the Japanese main-
land twice, lbonmbarded a Jap-held
island north of Okinawa, and suf-
fered considerable damage in a
typhoon which hit the Third Fleet
on June 5.
One of the raids against the Nip
homeland w as uneventful, but
during the other operation the
"Mighty A," as the manro'-war Is
known to her crewmen, ran into a
hornet's, nest of Jap suicide pilots.
Scores of the Kamikaze planes
were shot down outside the task
force formation, but at least four
can in close, enough to be
splashed 'by the guns of this and
other ships. Alba'ma gunners claim
credit for downing two of these
planes and for assisting in destroy-
ing another.
One Kamikaze. a "Zeke"-type
fighter, flew through clouds of
ack-ack before singling out this
sthi p as his target, but as he
turned to make his deah run his
plane hit and, crashedt flaming, a
scant 300 yards away.
iDuring her bombardment assign-
ment, the Alabama turned loose
her 5- and 16-inch guns to pulver-
ize Jap shore installation's.
The typhoon the 'battleship ex-
perienced pounded tihe 35,000-ton
vessel for hours', causing her to
pitch and toss heavily, but the
damage incurred was quickly re-
paired and she went about doing
t big andl tough job quietly and

Softball Results

In Tuesday night's game the Pa-
per Mill ran .through the High
School 13 to 3, the school lads
scoring all their counters in the
third inning. The box score:
Team- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-R HE
Mill --- 0 1 2 4 3 3 x-13 10 3
School -- 0 0 3 0 0 0 0- 3 6 7
Team- W L Pct.
Kiwanis Club ------- 3 0 1.000
American Legion ---- 2 1 .667
High School -------- 1 2 .333
Rotary Club --------1 2 .333
Paper Mill --------- 1 3 .250
Two makeup games now remain
to be played to complete the sea-
son, after which' the American Le-
gion, winner of the first half, will
play the winner of the second half
for, championship honors.
The High School and Kiwanis
play tonight and the Rotary Club
and Legion tangle next Tuesday
Should, the Kiwanians lose anta
the Legion win. it would place
these two teams in a tie for first

A veteran B-25 pilot who saw ac- 1

tion in the Mediterranean theater
serves as the flight test engineer-
ing officer at Marianna Army Air
Field. He. is Capt. George G. Tap-
per of Port St. Joe, who returned
to the States after completing 55
missions in the combat zone,.
Capt. Tapper organized t.he base
flight test department in October
1944. The unit tests all planes
which have undergone mainten-
ance repairs, checks all engine
changes and landing equipment.
Before a plane is assigned: to tne
field it receives an okay from the
f lilght test department.
Assisting Capt. Tapper are two
other Marianna officers who also
saw action, overseas. Lt. Davia
Summers, who hails from Atlanta,
Ga., chalked up 40 missions as a
B-26 pilot in the Mediterranean
area, and Lt. Conwell Dirickson
of Charlottesville, Va., has 75 mis-
sions to his' credit piloting a B-26.
enlistedd, personnel who serve as
engineers' in the department are
also combat veteran.s.-The Marl-
anna Floridian.

Home From Visit In North
Miss Wanda Mae Spencer re-
turned home Monday from Chi-
,cago. 111., and Louisville, Ky.,
where she spent the summer. [

Return Here To Make Home
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Voss ha''e re-
turned there from Bastrop, La., af-
ter an absence of 15 months to
again make this city their home.
Welcome Iback, Mr. and Mrs. Voss.

Here From Tampa
Mrs. Lewis Presnell and chil-
dren of Tampa arrived Tuesday
for an extended vacation here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
R. Hol'.iday.


GREETING, CARDS of all kinds,
including Christmas and every-
day cards. Name printed if desired.
See Mrs. Pat Bray at Kenney's
Mill. 9-7*

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and shower; hot water furnished.
See Joe Mira. 8-24tf
,Shirey Apartments. 8-3
CASHIER--Must have experience.
Apply Manager A & P Store.
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
In the Sheffield colored quarters
Port St Joe Llde 111 Regular

--- --- A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilma Thursby days each month, 8:00 p. rm.
and children spent the week-end /i"\ tMembers urged to attend;I
vhere it Mr. isid C. ting brothers welcome. J.L.
here with Mr. and Mrs, C. Thursby. Temple, W. M.; G. C. Atkins, 'Sec.

White City Bridge

(Continued From Page 11
"We. the people of Gulf county,
appealed to the WPB on behalf of
the state as we'll as, the county to
get them to allow the state toad
department the necessary critical
materials to construct this bridge
and were turned down severs'
times,. This was in the beginning
of the war, and when we realized
the necessity.for the critical ma-
terials we refrained from urging
WiPB to consider our further re-
quesLt. as well as we did not pusnl
the road department for the same
"It is, now announced that W'PB
,hass relinquished control over all
aluminum, copper and steel, and
we. therefore, feel that our bridge

- U"mi

should' be given immediate con-
sideration by your department."'
In reply to the mayor's letter,
Mr. Bayless wrote as' .follows':
"I am happy to inform, you that
we have secured the necessary ap-
proval from the War Production
Board and are now in the process
of perfecting plans for the pro-
posed structure and hope, to be
able to advertise for 'bids within
the next thirty days.
"You know of my Interest in
this bridgee and also the replace-
ment of the obsolete structure at
Scott's Ferry, and. you can be as-
sured that both of these project
will be advertised within the net.
sixty days."

Miss Susan Saunders returneE
home last Friday from a weeks
vacation spent at Wakulla Springs.

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Good Sanitation pays here is
what the U.S.D.A. says in their
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3.1 lb. of feed produced a gain of
1 lb. in 7 weeks in chicks pro-
tected from parasites, 4.5 lbs. of
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At this time of year laying hens are run down, start

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