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STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
To tha Peopla
of this Communzty
Thanksgiving is in the air. The
spirit of the Good Provider hugs
you warmly. What batter tima or
reason to buy another extra Vic-
S As you sit
Ts t h is year.
the millions of men and women
still In uniform in strange lands.
In Germany about 2,500,000
Americans will be separated on
this family holiday from fathers,
mothers, brothers, sisters, wives,
sweethearts and children. Every
extra Victory Bond is .a link be-
tween home and the Tokyo or
There's self-interest in your
.purchase of any extra bond today
but there's service to your coun-
try .too. You have most to gain
by ownership of as many Victory
Bonds as you can possibly buy.
You guarantee yourself a better
chance for personal peace and
prosperity. You also help your
government to pay the war costs
and return home of men and
women who will be badly missed
Thanksgiving Day in your own
home and your neighbor's home.
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LOCAL BOY HAS CLOSE CALL
AS SUICIDE PLANES ATTACK
David L. Barineau of this city, a
coxswain aboard the destroyer
USiS John W. Weeks,' which has
been assigned to the occupation
forces in Japan, had a narrow es-
cape fom five Jap suicide planes
jut't-a few hours'"teire the Japan-
ese made their first" peace bid.
In action since last January
when the Weeks joined the Thira
Fleet in the Phlippines, she waa
one of 'four destroyers on "picket"
duty in the waters near Tokyo Bay
when. the five suicide planes at-
tacked on August 9.
The suiciders whirled out of the
sky and attacked with bombs,
strafing and straight-on plunges.
Four were knocked into the sea
or blown to bits in the air, two 01
them falling victim to the guns or
the Weeks. The fifth crashed into
a destroyer nearby.
DENVER MILLER HOME FROM
SERVICE IN BURMA THEATER
'S/Sgt. Denver C. Miller has re-
ceived, his discharge and is home
again after serving, 15 months in
the China-Burma-India theater as a
member of the famous "Burma
Bridige-Buster" Squadron, identi-
fied by its' skull and wings insignia
that swept across sthe skies of In-
dia, Burma and China, cutting Jap
bridges, rail crossing and, roads to
ribbons. His outufit was the 490th
Medium Bomb Squadron of the
Tenth Air Force.
The 490th received 30 official
commendations f or outstanding
performance in combat, was award-
ed three battle stars, dropped a
total of over 8,000,000 pounds of
bombs, chalked up 30,00 sorties, d.e-
stroyed 1'33 bridges and (damaged
Demery Stevens Discharged
S/Sgt. Demery W. Stevens of
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' TO OUR READERS 4
% Copies of The Star are no *:.
.. longer limited by the wartime 4.
* paper shortage, so don't con- 4.
,-4* tinuie to mooch the paper from 0
:* your neighbor. 4.
.> You, too, may subscribe! 4.
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Chairman Issues Last-Minute Plea
To Those Who Have Not
To date, $1.271.64 has been re-
ported in the Community War
Fund drive, with seven workers
who have not yet reported their
collections. Chairman Harry Mc-
Knight stated yesterday.
"Perhaps the one thing that
makes the job of' soliciting for any
worthy need so discouraging is the
fact that a few people make the
workers beg for the very small
contribution that they invariably
give," said. McKnight. "The gener-
ous gifts' are rarely begged for, al-
though it isn't the size that counts
-it is the spirit in which it is
given. We workers are citizens of
Port St. Joe, too. We see the need
for recreation foi- the young peo-
ple of our community, the same
as those others who give without
question. We hope that those to
whom we have to beg are good cit-
izens, also. We hope that they see
the need' as clearly as we do. We
know that they have children, too.
"This campaign will positively be
closed December first." he con-
cluded. "Those workers who have
had to call back and call back time
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Victory Bond Drive
In County Lagging
Gulf county's quota in the Vic-
tory Loan is $115,000, ot which $5b,-
000 is to be in Series E !bonds.
A report from state headquar-
ters received this week by The
Star shows that residents of Gulf
county have purchased E bonds to
the amount of $806-1 per cent of
the assigned, quota.
fGulf county has always oversub-
scribed the drives for funds in ttie
war effort, but unless some unex-'
pected spurt appears, the county
Phis time will not even meet half
Lack of interest in the drive
caused by the end of, the war prob-
ably is responsible for this. Peo-
ple should realize that this vic-
tory Bond drive is just as import-
ant in financing the closing of the
war as were the previous seven
drives' conducted during the pros-
ecution of the war.
Ball Wednesday Night
Willis V. Rowan Post 116, Ameri-
can Legion, will stage a Thanks-
giving, dance next Wed'nesday eve-
ning at the Centennial Auditorium
andi extend a cordial invitation to
everyone to be present. Funds re-
alized fromi the dance will go into
the Legion's building fund.
Admission will be $1.50 per cou-
ple and servicemen 75c. Music will
be furnished by the Harborcrafterb
from Camp Gordon Johnston, than
whom there is no finer musicians
in this neck o' the wood's. Table
reservations may be made by call-
The many friends of Mrs. R. F.
Hallford will regret to learn that
she is a patient at the local hos-
pital, having undergone an appen-
dectomy early yesterday morning.
All wish her a. speedy recovery.
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial tenter
J. Nelson Drowns
Himself In (:anal
Body Found Five Days Later; Fu-
neral Services Are Held
Jimmy James Nelson, an em-
ploye of the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany, apparently drowned' himself
in the canal near the paper mill
about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon
of last week.
The: .body was sot ri.L-.--'d un-
til late the f,':,1'.wing 1'h i-;u.0a'3y.
Funeral services were held last
Friday at a Panama City funeral
home, conducted by Rev. R. F.
,Hallford of this city. Interment
was in a Panama City cemetery.
It seems that Nelson had told
VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1945 NUMBER 7
County War Fund
Drive Will Close
On December 1st
Martin's Beach Club To Give Pro-
ceeds of Two Affairs; Total
Now Amounts To $194.70
J. C. "Chris" Martin 'tonight and
tomorrow night has scheduled two
dances at his Beacon Hill beach
club to raise funds for the fupd
recently started for the benefit of
Pt. H.-M. Hammockt--ho-lost 'his
left leg while serving with the
Marines on Okinawa.
'Oood music by a good orchestra
will be provided at both dances
and admission will be one ,dollar
per couple. Tables may be reserved
hi a.vnnca nd.ti k i ts for eithrl-
This Is America
Sale To Open In
Funds Go To Program Designed To
Raise Health Standards
Arrangements for the delivery
of Christmas Seals to residents of
Gulf county through the mails
next Monday have been completed.
by H. H. Saunders, seal chairman
of the Gulf county committee of
t h e Florida Tuberculosis a n d
Health Association, andi his corps
of able assistants.
"The success of the county drive
means the continuation of our
fight against tuberculosis,," said
Chairman Saunders. "Funds raise
from this sale are the sole support
of a program designed to raise the
health standards, of our county.
"'Because tuberculosis is a com-
municable disease," he said, "every'
undiscovered and untreated case
is a health hazard. We are all
thinking of secuMity today. We are
thinking of a world, in which there
will be no war and! none of the
horrors that follow in the wake of
war. We are thinking of world
in which healthy people live in
peace and happiness. Our united'
effort is needed to protect the
health of our people and prevent
the spread of tuberculosis, which'
has increased sharply in Eurote
(Continued on Page 2)
Dr ig Store and Barber ic
Shop Here Change Hands
9T. Gale Traxler and W. C. Roche-
Tuesday bought the Carver Drug
Store from R. S. "Doc" Carver and
will operate it in future. "Doc" will
i .. his wife that he would drown him- continue in charge of -the estaD-
of these dances are now on sale self, but that he actually did not lishm.ent until December 1, when
at Smith's Pharmacy, Miller's Drug
intend to, merely jumping into thile Mr. Traxler will take over. Mr.
Store andt Carver's Drug Store. All .
oe d. o ll canal in a spirit of bravado. 'Traxler is a graduate pharmacist,
proceeds from admissions will be
turned in to the Hammock fund. According to Chief of Police John receiving his degree from the
Recent donations, as follows, ha. Rowan, who investigated the case, Southern College of Pharmacy, At-
brought the fund up to $194.70: Nelson and several of his friends lanta, Ga. "Doc" Carver says he
J. B. Traweek $1, Mr. and Mrs. W. gathered on the canal bank where is through rolling pills and fully
C. Hardy $5, A Friend $2, N. F. Nelson stripped off all his clothes intends to retire to his farm near
Allemore $5,' Re-. 0. D. Langston but his underwear, jumped into Live Oak.
$5, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hunter $5. the water, swam across the canal The Palace Barber Shop changed
Pvt. Hammock gave his leg to and started back. About half way hands Saturday, W. N. Connell of
help win the war. What have you back he disappeared under the wa- Wewa.hitchka taking over the fix-
given? ter. The authorities were notified, tures and good will from H. M.
Leave any contribution, no mat- but it was two days before a drag- Hammock. Mr. Connell will con-
ter how small, at The Star office line and grapple could, be brought tinue to operate his shop in Wewa-
Schneider's' Depmartment Store oz to the scene. hitchka, placing it in the hands of
with Alex Yourg at the Kenney Efforts to recover the body were a competent tonsorial artist.
Mercantile' Coma.iany. fruitless and it was not until
-- Thursday of last week that it was Port Theater To Give
Husband Receives Discharge found, floating in the water near
Mrs, Carl Oliver, operating room Kenney's Mill. Bond Premiere Show
superintendent at the municipal .
hospital, has received word that Applicafion Filed For Ii order to promote the Victory
her husband has been discharged Bolncli Drive, Manager Benll Rivers
from the navy and expects to ar- City Transit Charter of the Port Theater has scheduled
rive here shortly. a special show, "Her Highness and
the BAllboy," to be shown on. the
George Tapper and B. E. Kenney screen beginning at o be shown onThurs
. 'o .:.: -. e. *. ;.. .4 J,.r., have filed an application with scrleea egi.niv g at 1 p. m., T9urs-
" We're Going To Press 4.1the board of city commissioners d(ay. November 29.
arlx Week for a franchise to operate a transitb special tickets which will b
1E5arly Next Week company within the city of Port ly special tickets which will be
"" 'St. Joe. given to every rehlaser of a Vic-
. The publisher of The Star They plan to operate several story Bond between now and No-
v never gets oft when holidays modern buses on regular schedule veber .Soe sure, when
4*: fall on a Thursday, but, by 4 to all parts of tile city and also buy a bond. to ask for your ticl.-i.
*:* cracky, we're. taking Thanks- *4. will serve Highland. View, Ken-
4. giving off next Thursday, so if ney's Mill. Oak Grove and the pa. : 4 : :
+ you've got any news for the per mill. Book Collection
4. paper next week, get it in by .. --- _.. .-
4:. Wednesday noon, because the Or Ho*me From Atlanta :. 'Members of the Teenette .
4: rag is going to bed at 4 p. m. *: Mrs. H. A. Drake returned home '4 Club will conduct a house-to- 4.:
4. Wednesday, and we hope to 4., Mond'ay from Atlanta, where sli house canvass tomorrow to 4.
4. spend the. balance of the= week A. visited her sister, Mrs. Knowles .*" collect books for the school 4.
4.* up in Georgia eatin' turkey, + Tucker, for a month. Mrs. Tucker's 1 4* library. If you have books *
+* corn pone, crackling' bread, *l many friends here will be ,glad to .4 you no longer are using, give I&
.. chittlin's and turnip greens. 4. know she is convalescent after a I them to this good' cause. 0.
4. + :. 4 444 .4 + + I 4 + + + + very severe attack of pneumonia. **. + + + + **4
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WHERE HARD GUTS of the battlefield, men who met the enemy at
bayonet point, no* spend their time keeping their minds of, the horrors
of war by weaving so that when ready they can accept training provided
by Victory Loan Bond dollars and once again stand on their own
economic feet, heads :proudly erect and say, "This IS America.1 (Signal
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Iostoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months.......o$1.00
--s Telephone 51 }3-
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
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
NO TIME TO QUIT
When the battle is three-fourths won, it is
no time to quit. That may sound like a plati-
tude for, of course, no general and no soldier
ever thought of retreating on the road to vic-
tory. Even when the go):.'g is too'g-:, the soi-
dier keeps on, ever mindful that one step back-
wards means two hard steps to push forward
The soldier knows. But what about us?
There has been a battle going on in our
own country for 41 years, a battle in which
each of us should be participating. It is a
battle against a disease-tuberculosis. The
soldiers in this battle are volunteers who have
"signed up" becaues they want to serve hu-
Forty-one years ago a group of these vol-
unteers, both laymen and physicians, formed
the National Tuberculosis Association for the
purpose of conquering a disease which at that
time was the first cause of death in this coun-
try. The mortality rate was 200 per 100,000
Today the National Tuberculosis AssociaA-
tion has 2500 affiliated state and local associa-
tions, each with a well-planned campaign for
'attacking the enemy on hore .territory. The
campaign has so far met with a large 'degree
of success, for the death -rate. frdm tubercu-
losis has been cut 75 per cent. Still, TB today
kills -more people between the ages of 15 and
45 than any other disease.
The battle is three-fourths won, but victory
is not yet attained.' The forward march must
continue-and it will continue if we, you and
I, support the Gulf county committee of. the
Florida Tuberculosis and Health Association
which is directing the campaign here and
which opens next Monday. We can do this by
purchasing our full quota of Christmas (eals.
These seals furnish the ammunition for the
battle against tuberculosis. The sale of these
seals, is the sole support of the Gulf county
tuberculosis association, which is fighting for
your health and mine right now in Port bt.
Joe. When we buy and use Christmas Seals
we are saying: "You've done a good job so
far. Keep it up till final victory." -
COUNTY WAR FUND
(Continued from page 1)
and time again are asked to close
their campaigns regardless, and
turn in their reports to 'their dis-
Latest contributions are: $40-
Port Theater. $10-Quality Gro-
cery. $5-T. R. L. Carter, W. A.
Biggart. $2-Mrs. B. C. Gailliard,
M. P. Tomlinson. $1.50-Mrs. VW:
S. Love, Mrs. Sr, L. Barke. $1-
Mrs. J. A. Connell, L. R. McLen-
don, Mrs. Clyde Gentry, Mrs. B. P.
Daughtry, D. J. Norris, Mrs. J. R.
Guilford, J. H. Strange, D. H. By-
num, 0. B. Baxley, C. D. Gay, M.
L. Trammell, Jesse Andearson Mrs.
E. V. Skinner, Aubrey Tomlinson,
E. B. Young, E. M. Walker, Mrs.
Lin'ton, 'B. A. White, Mrs. Thon.
McPhaul, Mrs. W. Howell, Mrs. N.
L. Johnson, Bert Hall, Joe Johnson,
Joe Bracewell, Robert Shaw, C. L.
Gibson, Lavern Taylor, J. S. Lte-
Hardy, Gradi Keel, R. D. Gilbert,
Mrs. C. A. McClellan, Mrs. B. E.
WAR IS NOT PROSPERITY
Now is as good a time as any to debunk a
frequently heard argument that goes some-
thing like this: "Well, we had prosperity dur-
ing the war, didn't we? Why can't we have
peacetime prosperity, too?"
The answers to these questions are simple.
In the first place, wars are never periods of
prosperity-they only seem so because the
bulk of the costs of war 'is charged up to iu-
ture generations in the form of increasing
public debt, which is paid out of the taxes ot
tomorrow's citizens. Actually, wars are na-
tional calamities, and if any wartime prosper-
ity lasted long enough, it would end up by
And as for the second question: "Why can't
we have peacetime prosperity?" the answer
iis: We can, especially here in Port St. Joe. In
fact, that is what we are working for right
now. But in order to have peacetime prosper-
ity it must be built on a solid, lasting foun-
Real prosperity requires every citizen to do
his part in building it. Industry must provide
jobs at good wages, and workers must fill
those jobs so that articles can be manufac-
tured which can be bought by the money
earned by a fully employed people.
Right now, in other .parts of the nation,
there is unemployment in many industries oc-
cause those concerns are busy retooling their
plants from war to peace. But here in Port St.
Joe we have no reconversion problems. The
St. Joe Lumber & Export Company is going
right ahead turning out lumber for peacetime
use, and the St. Joe Paper Company is plan-
ning to expand its operations in the confident
belief that the American people will put their
shoulders to the wheel and start it rolling i,
the direction of genuine peacetime prosperity.
SSo this is the world at peace! In Argentind
Peron supporters and opponents battle. In
Java, natives rise against the Dutch. In Indo-
China, natives rise against the French. Terror-
ists are active in' a Jewish-Arabian contro-
versy in Palestine. Internal disputes, intefr
spersed with bombings and shootings, are
prevalent in Bulgaria and Poland. Venezuela,
is in revolt. Natives rise against the British
lion in India. Communists and nationals are
fighting it out in China. Peace! Hal!
Never trust a woman who tells you her
true age. A woman who gives away that se-
cret is likely to give away other secrets.-
We read that there are 18 hidden taxes in
an ordinary cake of soap. But that's no ex-
cuse for a fellow not taking his usual Satur-
day night bath.
Humor and rumor .rhyme, all right, but
we've known some rumor in which there
\v,)-n't much humor to those rumored about.
Ra.wls, Mrs. W. Ramsey, Mrs. C. State Spends Large Amount
H. Johnson, A. L. Cline, Mrs. D.
B. Lay, Mrs. John Somers. 'On Roads During War Years
CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE. -
(Continued From Page 1) Despite labor and material short-
and Asia since the beginning of: ages, Florida built oa reconstructed
the war. Nearly 1300 rmil.es of roads and
Il'he strain of the war has been b ridges on the state maintained
a threat to our health, hence it is highway system during the war
imperative for us to redouble our years at a cost of more than $41,-
efforts this year To prevent the 000,000.
spreaql of tuberculosis. i-Much of the money was donated
"When you receive the letter by the federal government and- 140
containing the Christmas Seals, miles of the road work-mostly
mail in your money at once-one new construction-was on access
dollar for each sheet of seals." highways to army and navy instal-
Members making up the commit- lations in the state,.
tee in charge of the seal sale are The total comntrucuon figure
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis: Jr., Mrs. C. G. does not included the $3,564,510 paid
Costin, Mrs. J. B. Gloekler. 'Mrs.I for Davis Causeaway and Gandy
Basil E. Kenney, Mrs. Harry H. Bridge across Tamp Bay, which
Saunders, Miss Mildred Smith, J. were purchased by the state and
R. Hunter, Mrs. D. B. Lay, Mrs. made toll-free. With exception oi
George ,Patton, Tom Owens, Mrs. the Overseas Highway to Key
R. W. Smith, Mrs. Robert Tapper, West, over which motorists stili
Mrs. A. L.:'Ward and Mrs. J. A. must :pay;;to travel, the last of the
Mira. state's toll roads and, bridges were
ATHSl REGONyERSION AINTSO EASY AFTER ALL'
Seems John Robert Smith has
quite a peeve at us because last
week in referring to that sign he
has over his pharmacy we said it
read "r-gistered pharmacist." He
states emphatically that it is
"graduate pharmacist." So we dis-
respeclfully make this correction.
. Looks like there might" be
wevils in the food served aboard
that yacht Cecil Costin is rangingng
home from ,Ack.--'ii-ll- .t the
rate, the crew is deserting, the ves-
sel w4ll p'-boably come into tile
bay with Cecil pushing it and Calp-
rain Tapp.r lashed to the wheel.
. Don't forget, folks, that our
state is stringing along with the
federal government in observing
Thanksgiving next Thursday in-
stead of November 29. I
you haven't yet done so, send in
your contribution to the Commun-
ity War Fund. It's badly needed.
And, too, it'll help keep Harry Mc-
Knight cheerful.. Well, the
airplane spqtting tower is no more
since yesterday. Termites were do-
ing a good job on it; and had the
war lasted another year it probably
wouldI have fallEn down by itself.
. Since W.'N. Connell bought
the Palace Barber Shop it would
'seem that the tonsorial business
in St. Joe now is all in one family
-W. N. is George Cooper's broth-
r'yed during the war.
In addition to the wartime con-
-truction and rebuilding program,
the road department spent nearly
Lt.-:ea million dollars a year on
-naintaining old, highways and
Gordon ThoIas s has started con-
struction of a four-room -residence
on Eighth, Street.
Fish usually won't bite before a
thunderstorm, but look for good
sport imnmediAtely afterward.
THE value of informa-
tion depends upon where it
comes from. When it comes
to life insurance, you can de-
pend on the information you
get from your Jefferson
Standard representative. He
is a specialist in "Plenned
Protection"-the service that
tailors the plan to fit your in-
dividual requirements. With-
out cost to you, your Jeffer-
son Standard representative
will be glad to discuss this
subject and show you how ,
"Plann'ed Protection" can
work for you. Call or write
Office St. Joe Motor Company-
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, rla.
Send The Star to a friend.
: $30000 -: $300.00
NO RED TAPE -
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
S$300,00 -:- $300.00
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FRIDAY,' NOVEMBER 1, 1945
F I ITI IA Y TE TAR PORT ST JO*1L ONYL-R. ---A -PA R
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By WESLEY RAMSEY
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The juniors have ordered their
class rings, and it looks like they'll
get them before school is out.
IThat yearly grind' of play prac-
tice begins this week for the ju-
niors. They're presenting the com-
edy "Where's Grandma?"
The seniors have ordered their
caps and gowns and commence-
ment invitations for this year.
They are beginning to believe it
costs quite a bit to be a senior.
A junior has done it again. We
believe they need about four pe
riod's of grammar. The other day,
the teacher put the infinitive "to
have run" on the board, and some Coleman tackled every man on the
junior said "Shouldn't that have opposing team. Will Ramsey pulled
-been to ,have ran'?" his helmet down over-.his eyes and
Is it -true that Mr. Biggart is looked like a demon in order to
making a wildcat-skin cap out of scare his opponent out of his
that wildcat that died under the Ibritches) 'because, as Will says,
schoolhouse a few weeks back, and "He| was bigger'n me." Chuck
saying he killed ft 'barehanded? Gibson said he got a nice ham-
The Sharks have done it again- burger steak off one guy's leg.
namely, lost. It wasn't from lack About six Apalachicolans took
of trying, though. It seems Dan Ralph "Snatch" McElreat'h down
and made him eat dirt. Carl Guil,
ford distinguished himself by mak-
ing the only touchdown .for St. Joe,
Bred in Purple
The expression "bred in the pur-
ple" is used by kennel writers, espe-
cially in magazines or newspapers,
to imply that the sire or dam of tha
mating is a charnpion of the United
States, or, in rare cases, an internee
Ide //Va o/ Xne
(And rI' back up ilat pledge with Victory Bonds plenty
Ao~ 7Xi6X it 4teiiid
(My country the land that yields my crops, that gives a
living to me and mine. I'll put my dollars to work for her.)'
one awaiwndmim e
(I'll keep it one nation prosperous and happy.).
'Wtk /14~ a~wf /tV 4ice
rd a good living for all the living that my backlog of
ads will make secure in the years to come for me,
my community, for the boys who will be coming back
m fighting in their country's service.)
This Advertisement In the Interest of Promoting the Victory Loan Is Sponsored By the Following Patriotic Business Concerns of Port St. Joe:
KENNEY MERCANTILE COMPANY
I.. W. DUREN GROCERY & MARKET
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO.
QUALITY GROCERY & MARKET
CREECH & BROOKS LAUNDRY
A & P FOOD STORE
LeGRONE'S PLUMBING AND HEATING
HUGHES MOTOR & SUPPLY
J. LAMAR MILLER STANDARD STATION
ST. JOE LUMBER & EXPORT CO.
SCHNEIDER'S DEPARTMENT STORE
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
CHAVERS-FOWHAND FURNITURE CO.
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
COMAV-NOVEMBER 16. 1945,
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PAG FOU TH STR POR BT. JOE, GUL C.UTFOIAFRDY QE i, 194
Army Recruiters In
Port St. Joe Today
Representatives from the U. S
Army recruiting station at Talla
hassee will be at the selective serv-
ice office today from 9 a. m. to
,12 noon in, a campaign to recruit
men into the regular army.
At this time veterans will be
given the opportunity to re-enlist
.before the November 21 deadline
and obtain a re-enlistment bonus
and furlough; also retain the
grade held at time of discharge.
Young men have' the opportun
ity to finish their high school or
college education and' be ,paid
.while. dyingin. High school credits
earned while in service are recog-
nized by any credited college in
the United States.
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Yodr doctor's prescription is a valuable
document. More than a piece of paper
bearing queer words and odd characters,
it represents his years of training, expe-
rience and skill applied directly to your
individual case./As such, the prescription
deserves the care and accuracy exercised
by our registered pharmacists and the
purity and uniformity of the prescription
chemicals and drugs we dispense. i...
We us Mrck Prmcriptio C.emicals
Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Dootor's Preicrlptlon
Jumbled Rules On Coastal
y Canal To Be Straightene
Jumbled rules that now plagu
. skippers of craft which ply t'h
Gulf intracoastal canal soon ma
be straightened out by a congress
t sional.committee which is working
on legislation to standardize ri
a constructions on the inland water
t way which serves Port St. Joe. Th
committee is headed by Represei
tative Mansfield of Texas.
The measure prescribes in ld
tail the kind of lights vessels muns
carry, the sound signals, and ln
steering and sailing rules tha
shall be followed.
Commenting on the need fo
uniform navigation rules. Mansi
field said.: "The trouble is that tri
regulations now vary in different
sections, and a pilot has to con
tinually bear in mind welare he I
and the rules that apply in tha
vicinity. For example, craft goine
east on one section must whistle
fh'st on approaching another ship
while on still another stretch o
the canal the responsibility o
signaling first falls to the pilot go
ing west. Similarly, rules vary as
to the passing of vessels and as
to distances that must be- main
trainedd between ships."
The 1200-mile, waterway skirts
,along the coast from near the
mouth of the Rio Grande river on
the Texas-Mexican border, pas
New Orleans and on to Apalachee
Bay, below Tallahas'see. It has
minimum depth of 12 feet and a
minimum bottom width of 125 feet
Port St. Joe is connected with it
by a county-owned toll canal.
R. Patterson of A.palachicvola Die:
Robert E. Patterson, 44, an em
ploye of the Anderson MotOr Corn
,pany at Akpalachicola for the pas
eight years, died last week in a
,Thomasville, Ga., hospital. Among
children surviving him is Miss
Doris Patterson, who is employee
in this city by the St. Joe Papei
You cannot cash in a Sries I'
Victory Bond for less than yot
have paid. You get it all back witt
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Fresh Water Lake Program
le iThe, Florida State Chamber of
I ,Commerce has been asked, in. a
j resolution adopted by a group of
s- conservationists, to activate a
g fresh water lakes program thruout
e- the state.
r- According to Haroldi Colee, ex-
e' ecutive vice-president of the. state
n- chamber, the movement should re-
sult in the establishment, und-er
e- careful hydrological control, of
t, small artificial water reservoirs
which would have an important
L tand beneficial effect upon the fisa
and wild life population of the
)r state, forest and soil conservation,
s- erosion control, and agriculture,
e and which should provide new anCd
*L badly needed scenic and' recrea-
n- lional areas for both citizens and
g IThe Series E Victory Bond can
e be cashed at any time after sixty
P' days if an emergency arises.
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ST. JOE BAR
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FRIDAY, NOYEMSBER 368, 1946.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
FRDY NOEBR1,14 H TR OTS. O.GL ONY LRD AEFV
'BAPTIST W. M. S. HOLDS
BIBLE STUDY TUESDAY
Members of the Baptist W. M.
S. met at the church Tuesday at-
ternoon at 3 o'clock for the Bible
study. Studies from the first and
second chapters of Acts was in
charge of the, pastor, R. F. Hall-
.ford, with 17 present.
Next Monday all circles will
meet at the hope of Mrs. C. G.
Costin for a joint meeting and so-
cial. All attending are urged to
bring clothes 'Hostesses for this
meeting will be Mrs. Costin and
Mrs W. H. Howell.
Thomas Chatham, AM 3/c, and
wife, of Vero Beach, spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Foster Talley and children
of Greencove Springs were guests
-over the. week-end of 'Mrs.'A. L.
Buddy Evans of St. Marys, Ga.,
is visiting here this week with his
mother, Mrs. Curtis Evans.
MRS. CRAWFORD HONORS
SMALL SON WITH PARTY
.Mrs. Lee Crawford honored her
small son Charles last Monday o:
his tenth birthday with a party aL
the Crawford home on Long Ave-
nue. Games of various kinds were
enjoyed, during the afternoon witu
prizes going to Pierce Taunton.
Mary Wester and Jacquelyn Ken-
Mrs. Crawford was ass-iste Oy
Mrs. Milfordi Collier in serving
cake; candy, peanuts and soft
drinks to 26 guests present.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Varner an-
nounce: the birth of a daughter,
Nancy Ann. on November 14 at the
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Reese are the
proud paernts of a son, born No.
member 14 at the municipal hos-
pital. The young man has been
named' Anthony Felix Reese Jr.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
4 "HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORtb, Pastor 'Telephone 156
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic :
"THE CHALLENGE OF A GREAT OPPORTUNITY"
S 6:25-Baptist Training Union.
7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon topic: "LIVING
LIKE A DEVIL AND DYING LIKE A SAINT!"'
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mounting of 14 K.
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or Wedding Rinz.
LILIUS JEWELRY COMPANY
Tapper Named County
Cancer Society Head
The Florida division of the Am-
erican Cancer Society held it's
second state cancer institute in
Miami this past week at which co.
operative control of cancer, estab-
lishment of clinics, care of termi-
nal cases and aid to indigent pa..
tients were discussed by J. Louis
Neff of New York, executive dI-
rector of the American Cancer So-
ciety, and Mrs. Horace B. Ritchie
of Athens, Ga., southeastern re-
gional commander. A number oVr
prominent Florida doctors also
participated( in the program.
Commanders from 11 Northwest
Florida counties were present. At-
tending from Gulf county were
George Tapper, who has been ap-
pointed commander for Gulf couri-
ty; Mrs. Joe Whitfield of Wewa.
hitchka, vice-commander of Gult
county, andi Mrs. Basil E. Kenney,
deputy commander ip charge
ganization for the state.
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Crew of Costin Yacht
Is Abandoning Ship
We can't say for sure just how
seaworthy that yacht is. that C. G.
Costin bought in Jacksonville last
week and is bringing to Port St.
Joe via the inland waterway, for
there is the old saying that rats
abandon a sinking ship -- or per-
haps it is just plain mutiny.
Anyway, of the crew of seven on
the vessel as it left Jax, two have
deserted. Chauncy Costin, signed
on as a deckhand, left at Ft, Myers
and arrived home: Monday. C. G.
Jr., another deckhand, left the boat
at Stuart Sunday, stopped over In
Gainesvillle a day and got home
Remaining niAebers of the ves-
sel's doughty crew are. Skipper
Robert Tapper, First Mate Co-un.
Chief 'EOi 'jr i Dei i PE.. 'ii:u_.
Head Cook Charlie McClellan and
B. A. Pridgeon Jrn, mess boy.
They expect to sail triumphantly
into port hers some time tomorrow.
or- Ben Williams, T. M. Schneidier and
B. H. Smith attended the Shriners
convention held November 7 and 8
in St. Augustine. Norton, Schnei-
der, Williams and Watson. Smith
were initiated into the order.
There were 173 candidates from
ov6r the state to receive degrees.
Miss Bertha Smith, R.N., super-
intendent at the municipal hos-
pital, was called. to Natchez, Miss..
this week due to illness in her
iMrs. Eglin Bayless and sons of
Tallahassee are visiting here this
week with Mrs. Nora Howard.
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Meats and Fats Red Stamps:
Fl to KI expire Novemlber 30; LI
to Q1 expire. December 31; RI to
V1 expire January 31; W1 to Z1
and Green NS expire February 28,
1946. All now valid.
Sugar-Stamp 38 is now valid
for 5 pounds; expires Dec. 31.
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 4. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3 p. m. Prayer meeting,
Bible study and choir practice
Wednesday -at 7:30 p. nm.
Attend Shrine Convention
Dr. J. R. Norton, Watson Smith,
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M. <
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY -AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
FHA Financing Is Again Cemes To b e.
Available In Port St. Joe
Pre-war financing facilities un-
der -the FHA program are again &,
available to Port St. Joe home- CHARLES
owners who postponed, repair, im- C
provement or modernization of STARRETT
their properties because of war- J th
time restrictions, 'according to a f TEX HARDING
statement received yesterday by .JN STEVENS
The Star from FEA headquarters.
All restrictions on loans for re-
pairs and' improvements 'were re-
moved' and all limitations on the Chapter 12 of Serial
use of materials for such purposes "THE MASTER KEY"
were lifted on October 15. T ASE
This means that qualified lend- FEATURE NO. 2 -
ing institutions 0now can resume
making loans under the peacetime F~'th-qu king FUN!'
regulations of FHA'c Title I opera-
tions. Such loans may be for 0 C
maximum amount of $2500 and run'
for a maximum of three years, re-
payable in monthly installments .
Persons seeking property im- .(." ., .
prov,ment loans can apply di- -
recily to qualified financial inst-
tutions. or through a materials
dealer or contractor. They are per-
sonal credit loans, based on the ,
character and credit of the or- '. ,
rower, and th: funds are advanced .
if the 'oa.n is, for an eligible pur-
pose under the law ..,EE ..-- -
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18
Hull Family Visits
Mr.' and Mrs. B. J. Hull and chil-
dren of Gulpo-t. Miss., were the
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
D. B Lay.
Harold Palmer Visits
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Palmer en-!
joyed a visit from their son Har-
old of Jacksonville over the week-
I Mrs. Verna Smith is visiting in
Dothan, Ala., this week.
Musical: "ISLE OF TABU"
MONDAY and TUESDAY
November 19 and 20
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
Reissue In Technicolor
CARY COOPER and
Chapter 1 of NEW SERIAL
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
November 22 and 23
THE NATIVES OF JAVA RELISH
SOUP MADE FROM THE tF.ST6 OF
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fairly dazzle you. Yes, sir .'.
there's that EXTRA something
about our merchandise. You can
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1945
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1945
Spend Week-end In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeoa.
Mrs. C. A. McClellan and Mrs. C.
G. Cos,tin andi| son Jimmy spen.
the week-end in Auburn, Ala., vts-
iting -Miss Virginia Pridgeon.
S/Sgt. and Mrs. E. B. Pepper
Fnd daughter Gloria of Camp Gor-
don Johnston visited here over the
week-end% with Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland and Mrs.
Florrie Connell spent Sunday In
Apalachicola attending services at
the Baptist Church and visiting
WOOD WORK BUSINESS Com-
plete woodworking machinery
setup and materials. D. W. Jones,
Third Street. 12-7*
,BOAT-New 13-foot metal boat;
also complete foot for Champion
outboard motor. See Gus Creech
at laundry. 10-19tf
HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
HOUSEHOLD GOODS Bedslead,
Eprir.gs and mattress, $32; wal-
nut vanity bench, $2; maple din-
ette set, $3,6; 2 maple chairs, $5
each; 2 small tables, $2 each; 2
Numbda rugs; child's tricycle, $5';
table lamp, miscellaneous. ddisheA;
all practically new. If interested,
cdme to Lt. Spieth's home on-99t7i
Street (opposite school playground)
or telephone 75-W. 1*
Kroehler easy chair and otto-
man; a bargain ----------$45.00
General Electric Vegetable
Dehydrator. New --------$30.00
INQUIRE MRS. W. S. SMITH
The Star Office. Phone 51
LATE 1939 NASH FORDOR SE-
DAN-Clean, good tires, motor
A-1' condition. See B. J. Slaughter,
,phone 60. 11-16"
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
Griffin's Transfer Company
We Can Handle All Tvpes of
Hauling Within the State
See Phillip Lovett or "Buck"
J. P. BASS, Owner 914ff
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the .Sheffield colored quarters.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
'w6 days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. J. L.
Temple, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
CALL FOR BIDS
Bids will be received for repairs
andi alterations to the American
Legion building at Beacon Hill. For
details see "Whaley" Johnson, W.
C. Pridgeon or S.'L. 'Barke.
WILLIS V. ROWAN POST 116
11--9 16 American Legion.
Advises Citizens To Buy
Insurance Only From
State Licensed Concerns
J. Edwin Larson, state treasurer
and insurance commissioner, is
launching a campaign designed to
inform the citizens of Floridia re-
garding the risk they are assum-
ing in purchasing insurance from
companies which are not licensed
to, do business in Florida. The
commissioner points out mainly
that suit against non-admitted colm-
panies cannot be maintained in
the courts of Florida; that these
companies pay no tax in Florida,
and that many of the contracts is-
sued are very much limited in pro-
Larson said-, "These companies
operate through the mail and over
the radio and the only way to pro-
teact our people is through somo
publicity on the subject. I receive
a great many complaints about
Larson- advises the citizens or
Florida to buy their insurance only
from companies which are duty
admitted and licensed in Florida,
and any information in this re-
spect will be gladly furnished by
him upon request.
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St. Joe Gridders Lose
To Apalachicola 21-6
The St. Joe Sharks grid team
j.owed in defeat to Chapman high
at Apalachicola last Friday night
by a score of 21 to 6.
.Apalachicol'a' received the kick-
off and quickly shoved the ball
over the goal line for the fir's;
score of the game. Their conver-
siion was successful, and the quar-
ter ended with the score 7-0. The
Apalachicolans scored again in the
second quarter, to make the scor
at the half 14 to 0.
During t'he third quarter Carl
Guiilford,'pushed. -the pigskin over
'for St. Joe's only 'counter.
Chapman marked up another'
counter in the final quarter, leav-
ing 'the score at the end of the tilt
21 to 6.
The Sharks go to Chipley today
'to play Chipley high.
Visitors From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kingry have
as their guests this week Mr.
Kingry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Kingry, and James E. Kingry,
of Dothan, Ala.
Home On Leave
Rotbert Bellows Jr., S 1/c, from
Greencove Springs, is home on
leave visiting 'his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bellows.
James C. Holt, S1/c, and wif-,
and Hyman Sonaze, all of Veru
Beach, visited here recently with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Dewey Davis was called to
Youngstown Saturday due to the
illness of her mother, Mrs. J. J.
S Martin's Beach Club
,On the Gulf Between
Port St. Joe and
W Tyndall Field
*0 o DANCING EVERY THURSDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON
"Red" Herring Home Again
Louis "R'ed" Herring arrived
home Saturday looking fat and
sassy after receiving his discharge.
He put in four years. 39 months
of which he spent in England.
Mitchell ,Rish of Wewahitchka
has 'been promoted from corporal
to sergeant and is. now stationed
at Tyndall Field.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Philyaw have
as their guest this week Mrs. Phil-
yaw's sister, Mrs. L. R. Sanders of
< With the Colors -
(Continued from Page 1)
this city has received his dis-
charge at the Grenier Field, N. IH.,
air force separation center and ex-
pects to be home shortly after 40
months in the air force.
Wears Five Combat Stars
Mitch.ell Davis of Wewahitchna
has received his discharge from
the army after three and a half
years' service. He served eighteen
months in the European theater,
of operations and wears five com-
Quincy Hardy Home
Quincy L. Hardy arrived home
Monday after receiving his dis-
charge from the service at Puget
Sound, Navy Yard, Bremerton.
Wash. He saw four years' service.
L. Presnell and, children
return home Sunday at-
e's visit in Tampa with
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DON'T WASTE PRECIOUS TIME *
St. Joe Liquor Store
We Are Always In the
Best of Spirits
7-UP AND COCA-COLA CARTONS SOLD WITH
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State Fair At Tampa Is
Scheduled For February
Officials of the Florida Fair and
Gasparilla Association announced
this week at Tampa that tht
grounds andi buildings of the Flor-
ida Fair have been returned to the
association by the army and that
a "Victory Fair" will be staged
February 5 to 16, 19,46.
,County exhibits from all sections
of the state are assured and pros-
THREE ENTER COMMISSION
RACE I,N APALACHICOLA ;
A. J. "Al" Wilkins, Ikie Wade
and Clarence Floyd have tossed
their hats into the ring as candi-
dates -for city commissioner of Ap-
One seat on the board is to be
filled: at the election called for'
Here On 30-Day Leave
Ens.. Charles M. Wise of New
York is home on a 30-day leave and
is visiting with his mother, M1rs.
women's departments are very L. C. Wise.
promising. All indications point to
a reCord-ibreaking show from every s.
standpointt, expect to
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.. RIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1945
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