The star
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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: March 6, 1942
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center

For Victory...


arch Tire Quota

Released By Gulf

Rationing Board

Small Boost In County's
Allotment Over February;
Truckers Get 34 Tires, 36
Tubes and 6 Retreads.

Gulf county motorists will be
abble to get 37 tires and 39 tubes
during March, Basil E. Kenney,
'Gulf commodity rationing board
chairman, stated. Tuesday For
the state, qualified automobile and,
truck owners will be able to buy
8,733 new .tires, 9,106 tubes and
2,694 retreaded, tires' during March.
Broken down, the Gulf county!
quota.shows three tires' will be for
passenger autos,, and 34 for trucks
and ;buses; three tubes will be
available for passenger cars and
36 tubes for trucks and buses.
Also six certificates may be is-
issued for retreaded truck tires.
No retreads will be available for
passenger cars.
The March allotment for the
county is a bit higher than that
for' February, which was set at
four passenger car tires and three
tubes, and 9 truck tires with 16
tube&;:' available.
'Mr. Kenney stated that the lo-
cal rationing board' to date has
been able to take care of all
eligible applications, but he dbes
not know how Alo i t.tis '9ill last
as the tire, backlog gradually di-
He further stated -that a new
.passenger car quota for Gulf
County had been set at sale of four
new cars to eligible persons be-
tween March 2 and May 31, but
That there was but a slight pos-
'sibility of that number being
Those receiving tires and tubes
during the month of February.
were Charles Brown, Silas W.
Meredith, George, Gaskin Jr., T.
H. Williamson, St. Joe Paper Co.,
Henry Ellison, Floyd Hightower,
ot. Joe Lumber & Export Co., A.
E. Lanier, John Miller, Oscar D.
Langston, Dr. J. R. Norton, Miller
& Co. and Doc Whitfield (for
county trucks).

Closed Season On

Bass March 15th


Blimps of the U. S. Navy are playing an important part in the job
of making waters adjacent to our shores unhealthy for Axis sub-
marines. Above you see one of the blimps in action off the At-
lantic coast. The crew sighted an oil slick on the water, an indi-
cation that a disabled U boat might be p.resent. Top, lefjt.the: first
depth charge dropped by there blimp lets go. The blimp speeds on
and circles back, dropping another charge (top right). Below the
ship is shown circling the area. The oil slick may be plainly
traced on the water below the blimp.

Tri-County Cage

Tourney Will Be

Courses Are to Be

Held For Defense

Held In This City Council Members

Quintets of Calhoun, Franklin arid
Gulf Schools to Batle For F '
Trophy March 13 and 14

The annual tri-county basketball
tournament with teams from high
schools in Franklin, Calhoun and
Gulf counties participating, will be
held in Port St. Joe on March 13
and 14 for the first time. Schools
entering are Altha, Blountstown,
Frink, Kinard, Apalachicola, We-
wahitchka, Port St. Joe and per-
haps Oarrabelle.
Sport fans of 'this section will
have an opportunity to see some
-ine basketball, as three of these
teams have been seeded in the dis-
trict tournament now under way
at Bonifay. Kinard was. seeded
fourth, Frink sixth, and Port St.
Joe seventh,
The St. Joe Sharks won the tri-
county crown last year by defeat-
ing Frink 33 to 18 in the finals.
The local boys are hoping to add
another trophy to the one they

_won last year. Although they have
Effective Until May 19; All Fresh been defeated by Frink and Kin-
Water Fishing In Gulf County ard, -they feel they will have an
Banned In April and May even chance on the home court.
The opening game will begin at'
Gulf county fresh water fishing S p. m., March 13. The semi-finals
enthusiasts which includes prac- will be, played Saturday morning
tically everyone between the ages and the finals Saturday night,
of 5 and] 100-have been getting March 14.
-% tough -break lately, what with The meeting for drawing the
high water, rain and cold, blustery brackets .will be held in the near
days, and now comes the drear future and detailed information
'season of the year, when all fresh will be published next we.el.
water fishing will be banned. The local squad met Niceville
Starting March 15 and continu- at Bonifay last evening irrs:,'i dis-
ing until May 19 it will be unlaw- trict tournament and should they
ful to catch 'black bass in all fresh win this game they will meet the
'waters of the state, and from April winner of t he Sneads-Poplar
1 to May 31 all fresh water fish- Springs game today.
ing will be prohibited in Gulf
county. Bill Mosely Joins Navy
So disciples of Izaak Walton are Mr. and Mrs. William Mosely
,praying for a few nice, warm days spent the week-end in Birming-
--particularly over the week-ends ham, Ala. Mrs. Mosely returned to
between now and April 1. the city Monday, while her hus-
--- band entered the navy.
Guest of Parents --- --
Lbrn Cooper of Fort Benning is, Waste paper provides one-third
'the guest this week of his par- of the materials needed to make.
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper. new paper.

All Requiredt. TakoAneora.-l. In-
struction to Prepare Them
For Various Duties

As. previously announced, mem-
bers of the Gulf County Defense
Council are required to take cer-
tain training courses in order to
prepare themselves for their re-
spective jobs in the organization.
In this connection,. T. V. Morris
annouces that the first series of
courses will begin at 7:30 Monday
night, March 9, and will be held
at the local school.
First instructions will cover the
general course to acquaint all.con-
Scorned with the defense organiza-
tion, the duties of each branch of
Sthe council as they relate to other
Branches, and to familiarize volun-
teers with the background of and
the reason for the national civil
defense effort.
Every man and woman who has
any part whatever in the Gulf
County Defense Council must takes
the general course, and the coun-
cil requests that each member
make it a point to attend the
class at 7:30 Monday night, as
well as subsequent classes at the
sai.e time on Wednesday nigh~,
March 11, and Friday night, March
Mr. Morris is sending a notice to
every member and volunteer in the
council and the word is being
passed around by the various com-
mittee chairmen andl vice-chair-
The time has now come when
citizens. must demonstrate their
willingness to serve and to do
their part, and it is hoped that
everyone who can possibly be
present will mar e it a point to be
on hand.

To Enter Navy
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hurlbut will
leave for Orlando today. ,Mrs.
Hurlbut will remain in the.south-
era. city, while Mr. Hurlbut will
.return to this city for -several
days before entering the navy.

Little Interest

Being Shown As

Election Nears

Candidates For Office Must
Qualify With Clerk of Court
By March 20; New Regis-
tration In County Is Light.

The time for the Democratic
primary is fast approaching, but
thus, far the editor of The Star
has. heard of but one rumored can-
d:date for county commissioner
in this district, although we take
it for granted that the incumbent,
Harry Saunders will be in the
race. Andl as far as the general
public is concerned we've heard
no talk of who might or might not
make good officials.
This general apathy is probably
due to two reasons: First, the
war, and secondly, only a few of-
fices are to be filled at this' year's
election. When all of the, county
officials are forced to run, there
is never any coolness.
Offices to be, filled, as far as we
can remember, are representative
in the state legislature, congress-
man, congressman-at-large, mem-
bers of the board of county com-
missioners, states attorney, mem-
ber of the school board and har-
bormaster (position of harbormas-
ter here in the past has' been 'an
appointive position) -
"Up untill Tuesday the res-utra-i

Sugar Hoarders

Offered Chance

To Be 'Patriotic'

Can Return Surplus to Stores;
Those.with More Than Two
Months Supply On Hand to
Be Denied Ration Books.

Sugar hoarders who want to.:
"repent" will be assisted- In re-
turning their unpatriotic supply to
distribution channels by local ra-
tioning officials, according to word
received by The Star.
The Off'ce of Price Administra-
tion announces that sugar hoarders
with more than two months sup-
ply on hand will be denied sugar
ration books until their stocks
halve been reduced to "normal."
The OPIM is. appealing to patri-
otic citizens to sell back their ex-
cess sugar to: dealers, and if this
should cause them any embarrass-
ment, the local rationing board
will assist them to do it. Sugar is
essential to the war effort, and by
returning it, citizens will make a
real contribution.
No person whose stock on hand
requires the removal of more than
eight ration stamps at time of
registration can get stamps, it is
said. Each stamp will..permit a
citizen to buy one week's allot-
ment, presumably 12 ounces. *'T-
though it le reported ihat official

tion books have been in the vari- are considering reducing the ra-
ous precincts, but now are at the tion to eight ounces.
court house in Wewahitchka un- Just what will be considered a
der the supervision of C. G. Rish, "normal" supply has not yet been
andl will remain open. until April determined. It will repreesnt, of-
18. Only those voters who are not ficials, state, "a fair supply that
registered in Gulf county, and de- the average family might be ex-
sire to vote here, must register. pected to have on hand, but less
This includes those who have than a hoarder might have accum-
moved into the voting age since ulated."
the last election, and those who Rationing registration, to begin
have taken up their residence in about the middle of this month,
the county. To date,, we under- wil- be issued from registration
stand, registration of new voters offices at the public schools, and
has been very light, after that the books will be in the
All candidates for county offices ands of the present tire rationing
must qualify with the clerk of the board, which in Gulf county is
court and pay their fee-which is made up of B. E. Kenney, chair-
to be set by the Democratic cen- man, H. H. Saunders and C. G.
tral committee-not less than 45 Costin.
days before the first primary. The --- -----
lirst primary is scheduled for M W Or
Tuesday, May 5, thus the final Mrs.J. rwig
'iling date is March 20.Taken B Death
First itemized campaign state- T n

-nent for county candidates must
be filed with the clerk not more
than 30 days, nor less than 25
lays, prior to the first primary.
which makes. Apirl 5 the earliest
'fling 'date and April 10 the final
-ne. The second statement must
not be, filed prior to April 23 and
not later than April 27. The third
statement must not be filed prior
to May 27 and lot later than -June
5. Statements of paid political
workers must be filed on the
same dates.

Passed Away Some: Time Last
Friday In Home at White
City; Buried In Alabama

Mrs. J. W. Orwig, 49, passed
away some time last Friday at
her home in White City, her body
being found lying in bed bhy her
husband when he returned home
from work Friday .evening. She
had been in ill health for some
time, but her death came as a
complete shock to members of her

(--family and friends.
HIGH RANKING OFFICERS The 'body was taken to a Pan-
VIEW TYNDALL FIELD ama City funeral home where
Gulf County Chapter 191, Order of
Six high ranking air corps, of- Easter Star, assisted by the Pan-
ficers, headed by Major General ama and Parker chapters. had
Millard F. Harmon, chief of the charge of the ceremony. Burial
air staff, Washington, D. C., visited 'was in the, Luverne, Ala., ceme-
Tyndall Fieldi last Friday and tery.
made a tour of inspection. They Besides her husband, Mrs. Or-
arrived by air from Eglin Field on wig is survived by a son, J. L,
a survey of air corps defense units iDawkins of Port St. Joe; two
in the Southeast. daughters, Mrs. Robert Davidson'
In the party besides General of Shamrock, Texas, and Mrs. H.
Harmon were Colonels' Edgar P. G. Horn of Luverne, Ala., and her
qorenson. Grandiison Gardner, R. mother andl a brother, both resl-
M. Copeland and Went*orth Goss. dents of Texas.





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 Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Florida,
undel- Act of March 3, 1879.

Subscription Invariably Payable In Advance
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months......$1.00
Three Months..........65c

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The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The sp6ken word barely asserts; the printed
word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
Iis lost; the printed word remains.

Our Country CT-. Right or Wrong

We .note that the slot machines are back
in Port St. Joe again under a new guise-
"marble boards" or so-called, "pin ball" ma-
The return of the machines, not only to
this city but to all of Florida, came about
through a ruling of the state supreme court
on. a section of the 1941 general occupational
license law authorizing mechanical game de-
vices for amusement only. The court held
that as long as there was no visible reward
or promise of reward in money, the machines
could be licensed. Then if the machines are
used for gambling it is up to the sheriff to
enforce the gambling laws.
There's the catch. Under the law which
banished slot machines from the state the
sheriff didn't have to catch anyone actually
gambling with the machine, for the mere
possession of a slot machine was prima facie
evidence of violation of the law.
Sure there's gambling going on with these
marble boards-it doesn't amount to much,
mi.yly15'e a twenty-five or fifty cent bet on the
high score, and most of us like to gamble
just a little bit once in a while. That's not
the point. The point is that the licensing of
this type of machine is merely an entering
wedge for the return of the one-armed ban-
dits which became so rampant in the state a
few years back that it shocked and enraged
the general public and resulted in passage by
the legislature of the measure outlawing

A few months ago, when the Arabs in
Iraq were being courted by the Axis, Hitler
purportedly underwent, a remarkable conver-
sion. He was suddenly smitten with Mo-
hammedanism, the stories ran, and spent each
morning and evening on his prayer rug,
stoutly affirming to the astonished German
surroundings that Allah is the sole deity and
Mohammed his only right-hand man.
With Japan invading Moslem t'-r itory in
the Far East, Adolf has had a new spurt of
religious fervor. Since he had little success
in Iraq, however, as a common, garden va-
riety son of Islam, he has now been promoted
to direct descendant of Mohammed. Should
he fail to win Islam in this august role, we
may then expect to hear that this distin-
guished Mohammedan has relieved Allah ol
his command and taken over himself.-St.
Louis- Post-Dispatch.
^_----- -

There's an interesting article on pompano
fishing in the February Florida Highways
Magazine, just come to our desk; and it men-
tions that this game fish may be found in
the Gulf waters off Port St. Joe in the spring.
From the sound of the article, the pompano
has it all over fresh water bass for fight, so,
come spring, the editor is going to do a bit
of pompano fishing with a light casting rod.

The great lesson of World War II is this:
Victory belongs .to :the aggressor-to the na-
tion which carries the:battle to the enemy.

Have you found your place in the present
war program? Well, if you haven't, you had
better start looking around, because accord-
ing to reports from Washington, the entire
available manpower of the nation is to be
mobilized for war work.
Total war calls for total preparations, and
Uncle Sam is getting ready for just that.
Federal Security Administrator Paul V. Mc-
Nutt has said that early in March the U. S.
employment service will start inventory of
the nation's manpower with respect to skills
necessary for war production. Special occu-
pational forms and questionnaires will ulti-
mately be sent to 40,000,000 men between
the ages of 18 and 64.
That's a pretty big order, but it takes that
to win-the war-there is nothing for Ameri-
cans to do but fill the order. If the thing
works out like Washington thinks, labor ana
industry, as well as soldiers, will be drafted.
Many men in the nation, well 'past the age
limit for military service, are still able to do
their bit in the production field: It might -be
as a farmer or a worker in a factory. Some
can be placed so as to relieve younger men
who are well within the age limit for mili-
tary service.
We are in a war that must be won, if we
are to continue to exist. Drafting labor and
industry might work a hardship in many
cases, but drafting men for military duty does
the same thjng. The easiest and shortest
way to victory is through united efforts, un-
der proper guidance. Manpower that has not,
and apparently will not, find its proper place
in war efforts, must be shown the place, and
then put in it.-Florida Advocate.

In the. weeks to come everyone will feel
the pinch of conservation moves, and house-
wives will particularly find that it -is not so
easy to have deliveries made promptly.
Your grocer, the milk man, the ice man,
the dry cleaner and the laundry man are all
affected by the conservation of tires, and de-
liveries of their products will necessarily
have to be curtailed. With them it is simply
a matter of saving tires as long as possible
or not having any with which to carry on
their business.
So it's up to every consumer in Port St.
Joe to remember what his merchant faces
and co-operate in every manner possible to
help him through the delivery difficulties he
now faces.

"Democracy," said President Henry M.
Wriston of Brown University, recently, "is
simply the political aspect of an assertion ot
the supreme values in individual life. It was
predicated upon the right to self-development,
physical, mental and spiritual. It assumes
man's infinite worth, and the measureless
riches that arise from the variety of his in-
ventiveness. It is designed to implement his
right of self-expression in vocation and avo-
cation. It puts the greatest possible reliance
upon self-discipline and the least possible de-
pendence upon compulsion. If democracy is
worth fighting on all the continents of the
earth to defend, it is worth a struggle to pro-
tect it at home. That faith is the way to na-
tional unity-it is the path to peace."

Automobile wreckers should be included to
work with defense rescue squads and mobile
first aid units, as they would prove helpful
in ilfting fallen timbers, trees or walls that
might injure and imprison people during air
raids. A wrecker is capable of lifting an
enormous dead weight and can haul heavy

Looks like the city dads 'will have to pass


It's different these mornings.
Had y:ou noticed? At our house
Vere up before daylight andI
breakfas'l is over when the sun
'sL.ds its first golden rays thru
:, b:;e branches of the trees
across the road.
It is still very low in the east
'vben John star' s to work and the
'?i!dren shove off to school, leav-
ing me alone to begin on the day's
housework. I stand at the window
for a few minutes after the kids
have gone. watching them ui;til
hey turn the corner. Then I re-
alize how strange it is to have the
':;mily gone and the decks cleared
like this, so early in the morning.
There's a quality of excitement
":bout early rising. It's always
meant that something special was
3oirg to happen. A journey to ibe
taken, perhaps, or preparation for
important company to be made, or
some unusual job to be done-like
spring cleaning.
Then I remember that mornings
n war time are always special.
Therc's so much to be done-not
3only by the boys in camp wh6
must answer roll call while the
s,tirs still show in the paling sky,
but by the hundreds of thousands
or workers that are building the
machines for this war. And by the
rest of us who are doing all the
etra. .th,'gs we can to weld to-

gether the strength of our coun-
We should be up extra early
these days-every one of us. We
started so late to get ready for
this war that we need to use every
minute now. Years of work must
be done in months.
We won't always be on the de-
fensive, saving what we can at-
great cost. Some day we'll be able
to take the offensive with the
greatest amount of war material
the war has yet seen! But until
this happens we must work. From
sun up until sun down, anl then
on into the night. We must build
new machines' andi learn new
skills and meet new shortages
cainIly, confidently,. with a sense
of dedication to the one great
So, I am glad' these war time
mornings bog:n so early and seem
so different. I'm glad that I must
be up and at work before the sun
rises. It not only g'ves me more
daylight hours in which to do the
extra things that war has, brought
about; the Red Cross training and
the salvage work and the more
careful marketing. But it makes
me feel that I am a part of a
great whole-close to the boys in
camp in this country and abroad
and to those vho stand behind thu
ones in uniform.


The U. S. census bureau has ac-i Nineteen selectees from Gulf
.imed the 1941 crop of Ameri- county left yesterday for Camp
can babies as the largest of two Blnding for induction into the
decades. The births numbered armed foaccs. They are Chester
il o-, 2,500.000 and were second Adims, Walter Burnham, Emmett
mn-v to the 2,600,000 record set in Blackman, John Dendy, Leonard
1921. i Garrett, Colice Guertin, Harvey
(.e" re'.con for last year's big jTohni-on, Thomas Jones, James G.
cron wa',, th? fact, the bureau said. iJohnson, Dan Knight, Robert Ma-
hat a large number of the record hon, Robert Maddox, Lonnie Mor-
19"1 -'biws were married andl pro- i's. John Morris, Ro.bert L. Mc-
lucing children last year. C(limore, Jesse Nichols, Carlon R.
The d'aft, which h1ilned boost Pope, Dean Register and Percy E.

some kind of bicycle ordinance. In walking to marriages to a record of 1,565.000. Wilson.
the postoffice the other day we had to dodge al-) may have had something to -- ---
six kids on bikes using the sidewalks for a (1o with it. George Tapper Visits
.d. ----- George Tapper, air cadet at
blevard. A man would let a woman have Craig Field, Selma, Ala., was the
the last word if he knew which we-ek-endl guest of his parents,
Keep smiling-and buy Defense Bonds! one it was. IMr. and Mrs. Robert Tapper.





'Among the Living'

Is Spine Tingler Society Personals Churches
Shudder Movie Starring Albert LANETA DAV Editor
Dekker, Plays At Port The- -

Paramount's newest shudder mo-' A group of Port St. Joe citizens The Port St. Joe Parent-Teacher The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
vie, "Among the Living," will met Tuesday for the purpose of association observed Founder's met in regular session Wednesday
bring the ubiquitous Albert Dek- forming a service men's league to Day on Thursday of last week afternoon at the club rooms in the
ker to the screen of the Port the- provide recreation for the company with an interesting program at the Centennial building with Mrs. W.
atre tomorrow. According to re- of soldiers stationed here and for high school auditorium. A. Roberts, vice-president, in the
ports, Mr. Dekker does a beautiful members of the coast guard. Mrs. The program opened with the chair.
joib of spine-tingling as a homi- B. W. Eells was elected chairman school band playing "The Star The club at this time delegated
idal maniac who kills and van- of the group and Mrs. C. G. Cos- Spangled Banner," followed with Mrs. R. R. Minus to inform Lieu-
ishes, only to reappear and kill tin, vice-chairman, the Salute to the Flag led by the Lenoant King, in command of thl
again. The Masonic lodge offered the Boy Scouts, and the invocation by company of soldiers billeted at the
'Dekker does a double stint in the use of their hall, which is to be Rev. O. D. Langston. Centennial building, that the club
picture, playing John Raden, a used as a recreation center, and Mrs. J. O. Baggett spoke on the rooms would be open to his men
millionaire mill owner, and also will be open from 2 to 5 p. m. "Heritage, Purpose and Scope of at all times for their use as a
portraying Raden's hopelessly in- daily with the following groups in Parent and Teacher W6rk." The reading and writing room.
.sane twin brother, Paul. charge: Presbyterian and Episco- audience then sang "My Tribute" 'Mrs. Floyd Hunt introduced E.
Harry Carey plays the part of pal churches, Mondays', Mrs. B. E. as the candles, were lighted on the Clay Lewis Jr., who spoke on
Dr. Ben Saunders, physician to Kenney and Mrs. Robert Bellows; beautiful birthday cake, which was legislation passed for defense at
Maxim Raden, the twins' father Baptist church, Tuesdays, Mrs. W, presented to Curl!is. Palmer as an the last s ssion of the legislature
and a brutal mill owner. When E. Howell; Catholic'church, Wel- expression of gratefulness and At the close of his" talk he out-
Paul was nine, old' Maxim hurled nesdays% Mrs. Chester Edwards,; friendship of the membership, lined the local civilian defense
him against a wall, permanently Methodist church, Thursdays, Mrs. Presentation of the cake was fol. setup and asked for the full co.
injuring his brain, and for thfe A. M. Jones; Woman's club, Fri- lowed by three selections from the operation' of club members in
next quarter century the boy was days.; P.-T. A., SaturdlaIs, Mrs. T. band under the direction of Direc- carrying out the program.
kept locked in a room of :the V. Morris; American Legion Aux- tor Ray Wood, and then Mrs. Rob- At the conclusion of the meet.
rambling family mansion. The pic- iliary, Sundays, Mrs. R. V. Coburn.,ert Tapper, program leader, called ing Mrs. R. R. Minus and her com-
ture operis with Maxim Raden's Books., games and writing, ma-Ion E. Clay Lewis Jr., chairman of mittee served refreshments.
funeral and Paul's escape. trials will be provided at the hall j information of the Gulf County De- t *
No attempt is made to use ho- and the home address, of all the fense Council, who gave a helpful BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
kum in the film. There are no men stationed here has been se- discussion on "Civilian Offense" Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas, an-
trapdoors, ghosts, grasping hands cured and cards written to their During the course of his talk, nounce the birth of a daughter at
or .secert panels. The whole thing parents. Mr. Lewis introduced various de- Dr. N-.rton's clinic on March 2.
is done stihrkly and with the- audi- The center was formally opened rense committee chairmen who ---
ence in on events every second. Wednesday with Mrs. C. G. Costin were present, Dr. A. L. Wara, Born. February 26, to Mr. and
_____ _X_____ and Mrs. B. W. Eells acting as Mrs.. B. E. Kenney and Mr. and Mrs. Mallie John, a son.
WIND SINKS BARGE hostesses. Mrs. Tom Owens, and an outlin --
The heavy wind here Monday *o o" their duties was given. He Born, February 20, to Mr. and
caused a large barge carrying a BAPTIST W. M. S .JOLDS closed, his talk with the request MVrs. Daniel Purvis, a son, .
. pile.driver to capsize and sink in BUSINESS MEETING that everyone register for service ---
S30 'feet of water while engaged in the regular business meeting of in civilian defense, as there is a Born, February 26, to Mr. and
Placing piling at the dock for the the Baptist Missionary society place where each can serve. Mrs. E. C. Gibson, a 7-pound
"Southeastern Pipeline corporation, was held at the church Monday During the social hour following daughter.
-The equipment, valued at $16,000, afternoon with Mrs. W. H. Howel! the program, refreshments were *
'is the property of the Williams presiding. Following the regular served by Mrs. David Smith, Mrs Mrs. W. C. Roche and small son,
Construction company. It is esti- opening, the. treasurer's report was John Lane, Mrs. Jesse Smith. Michael, have returned to the I
mated it will take about two received as well, as reports from Mrs. W H. Howell and Mrs. Jessc city after spending a week in Mo
weeks to raise the barge andi get committee chairmen. Mrs. R. F. Darcey. bie, Ala., visiting relatives.
it back to work. Halltord, gave a report on the work Thie attendance banner for th .
of the Intermediate G. A., Mrs. E. "n:,ting wrs won by Mlss.s .E1'i; :
C. Cason a report on the Junior McClellan's twelfth grade room. ---
DR 3 i0 tE C. A., and Mrs. J. O. Baggett a *
5J C.report ol the R. A.'s, after hi ch SUPPER CLUB MEETS WITIH
D E N T I S T circle chairmen gave their reports. MR. AND MRS. KENNEY
Office Hours: 9 to 12; 1 to 5 After the business was concluded 'ir. and Mrs. Basil E. Kenney
Sunday By Appointment plans were made for a library for entertained members of the Satur- A :- e
Costin Bldg.' Port St. Joe service men stationed here. The day Night Supper club last week
meeting was dismissed by repeat- at their home. A delicious buffet THEATRE OPENS SATUR;

ing the Mispah. supper was served, after whicb
Next week's meeting will be a cards were enjoyed by Mr. and
Bilble study conducted, by Rev. R. Mrs. H. H. Saunders, Mr. and
4 Hallford. Mrs. E. Clay Lewis Jr., Dr. A. L.
S-h a Ward; Mr. and. Mrs. Floyd Hunt,
DR. C. L. REICHERTER ': LEGION TO ELECT S. L. Barke, Marc Fleischel Jr.
REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST I Officers for the ensuing year and invited guests', Mr. and Mrs.
*EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED will be elected at the regular Marc Fleischel of Jacksonville and
Ritz Theatre Building First Floor i m eting of Gulf County Post 116. Stanley Sheip of Apalachicola.
PANAMA CITY, FLA. : American Legion, to be held. next *
............... J Tuesday evening at the Legion J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
Hut. All members are urged to be, WITH MRS. CONNELL
present. Mrs. Florazeille Connell was hos-
LET US FILL THAT e tess to the J. A. M. club Monday
PRESCRIPTION Mrs. Bob McLain arrived in the evening at her home. The Connel!
city Monday from THollywood, Fla., home was decorated for the occa
Bring us your next prescrip- Sewing
Bring us your next prescrip- where she has made her home for sion with red japonicas. Sewing
tion. Oly fresh full quality the past few months. Mrs. Me- and chatting were enjoyed, after
materials arie used Only qua- Lain will be remembered as Miss which refreshments, were served
filed pharmacists ary ee Hayles. She, will take to Mesdiames V. C. Pridgeon, C.E
compounding the place of Mrs. M. Rowan Jr.. Boyer and E. C. Pridgeou and
T HAR min Dr. A. L. Ward's office, Mrs. Miss Myrtice Coody.
LeHARDY Rowan having resigned this week. *

PHARMIACY ui C MArs. L. Townsend returned to
Mrs. B. Conklin returned home her home in Gainesville Wednes-
S.. Wednesdav after spending .the day after sp-pnding several days
-,,-- .. .-- ----- pst month in Everglades City as here with her son-in-law and

: O MI A N 1D th guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
RM AN Thorpe. Owens. She came her r ',mn Texas,,
B O A R D whore she visited aj who is
Mr. and Mrs. George Montgom in the army.
BY THE f.l e-y and children returned to the r- 0 *
WEEK W13 U city Monday after spending sev- Mrs. Howell Ha'tn'on and
D eral days in Valdoslta, Ga, visiting daughters of Dothan, .'a., are th
D nino oom O Mrs. L. c. eranie. ueits thi's week or Mr. 'Id Mre
Bill Childs
Open to the Publi. Mrs. Ned Alsip expects to return ."
to her home in Mo.bile during the
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....25e eek-endafter spending two week Mrs. M P. Spore"ia' i ft this
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c hee as te k for the southser. n-t of the
here as the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c Ws t Welingtono visitt sev.Aal 'oe
W. H. Wel joining her son in Tennessee.

Mrs. J. W. Jones and small son,
SMRS. M. 0. FREEMAN iwi ret ta mh ts Mrs. Gus Creech sn 't the week-
Corner Reid Ave. and 3rd St. ee-end after spending two weeks end in Atlanta visit friends.
Griffin Grocery Building w f eoe
Griffin Grocery Building in Headland and Newville, Ala.,
.-, .. ... .........,,, visiting relatives.. BUY DEFENSE BONDS- STAMPS

1:00 P. M., CONTINUE


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March 8 and 9


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R. F. Hallford, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Sermon topic: "Can a Saint Sin?
If So, Does, He Lose His Salva-
tion? If Not, What Does Happen
to Him?"
6:30 p, m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Topic: "Where are 'the Dead?"

Rev. O. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:15 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
The Woman's society meets
Monday at 3 p. m.
First Tuesday after first Sunday,
official board, meeting.
Wednesday, 8 p. m., prayer and
Bible study. Choir practice.

We wish to thank our many
friends for their expressions of
sympathy and kind deeds during
our recent bereavement. Especi-
ally do we thank those who re-
membered with flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kelley
Mr. Paul. Camp.

Return to Jacksonville
Mr. andl Mrs. Marc Fleischel
have returned to their home in
Jacksonville after spending sev-
eral days here as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Basil, E. Kenney.

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Port St. Joe, Fla.

:45 P. M.




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D. B. Lay, in charge of the lo-
cal defense rescue squad, has an-
nounced the. appointment of the
following men as members of his
emergency unit: S. B. Shuford, E.
M. Bowen, Ronald Childers, Wes-
ely Ramsely, Guy Little, Bert Hull,
Dave Jones, Ed.ison Allen, George
Millstead' and Tom Maloney.
The duties of the squad will be
to handle the removal of civilians
from places of danger in an emer-
gency. The: squad will be fully
trained and equipped for its duty
and is subject to call 24 hours a


On Waterfront, Calhoun-Gulf I
County Line
Main Entrance for YOUR
Fishing Pleasure
Good Fishing
Good Boats
Good Cabins
Good Beds
Good Meals
Good. Guides
I Am YOUR Servant- Let
Me Serve YOU!

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You want your health all
winter, so help insure a
vital supply of energy by
drinking milk every day.
By the glass, with cereals
or in cooked foods, milk
is defense for good health
in the winter time!

Gulf County Dairy

A. a. .a. ~a. .A.A A .


We'll Produce a Good Job
at the Promised Time
at a Moderate Price
Your order will receive prompt
attention in our shop and it will be
printed at a reasonable price. You
can be confident of delivery when

"Your Home Town Newspaper"


Co-operation Is

Asked To Effect

Nightly Blackout

Gulf Defens" Council to Fall In
Line With Other Sec-
tions of Country

Within the past several days it
has come t- the attention of the
Gil:' County Defense Council that
'n some arcas of the South anti
other sections of the. country
th'. e is to bc. a partial blackout
-very right until further no-tice.
T.ie term "partial blackout" means
that any lights which cannot be
immediately extinguished in the
event of a real raid are. to be dis-
pensed with or are not to be
turned on at night until the' pres-
ent partial blackout order has been
The' local council has not re-
'vedt instructions to effect a
partial blackout in this section,
but in view of the apparent ne-
cessity of such action in nearby'
cities the council is requesting
voluntary cooperation in Port St.
Toe and elsewhere throughout the
If you are in the habit of burn-
ing lights at night, whether for do-
mestic or commercial purposes, and


Ot)vertuv'irn.i TIn BCh P.as

"7V UJ LL-." AJ. ll ..1E JX -1

Two Men Injured Near Tyndali
Field Whi!e Attempting to
Elud!e Sheriff Parker

Speeding over the coastal high-
way at a reckless rate in the early
morning hours last Friday in a
fruitless effort to elude Sheriff B.
E. Parker, the car of three alleged
rum runners overturned near Tyn-
dlill Field when it attempted to
pass a truck.
Two 'f the men, A. H. King
and Dewey C. Donn, were injured
in the crash, King being taken to
a Panama City hospital, and the
third occupant of the car, Grant
Bennett received minor ahbrasion4.
It is stated that several gallons of
illicit liquor were taien from the
Donn andl Bennett were returned
to the county jail at Wewahitchka
and King at last reports was still
in the hospital at Panama City.
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The Port St. Joe Kiwanis club
last Friday night combined the
worthy cause of charity with en-
tertainment and general all-around
fun by presenting "Funzapoppin'''

which for any reason you cannot at the Port theater to a large and
e.-:tinguish promptly, you are re- appreciative audience.
quested to discontinue the use, of The club wishes to thank the
those lights until further advised. management of the theater and
This request on the part of the Charles Brammar, who arranged
council applies to everyone and the scenic effects, in addition to
concerns neon and other means of the entire cast and chorus.
lighting regardless where located An added feature was the pre-
This is purely a precautionary sensation of the prize in the baby
measure which is being taken to contest by Dr. J. R. Norton, presi-
eliminate unnecessary delay in the dent of the Kiwanis club, to Miss
event a full blackout should be Dorothy Ann Samford.
advisable. Until instructions are Many calls are made on the Ki-
received, the council cannot en wanis club, and very worthy ones,
force a partial blackout, and there- and it is by such methods that
fore it is up to the public to co- the club is enabled, to approxi-
operate fully, mate to, the goal it ha% sst for it-
If an air raid warden calls upon self. The response of the people of
you with recommendations as, to Port St. Joe and Gulf county was
what you can do to help, please truly wonderful and it is,- a dis
accept his suggestions in the spirit tinct encouragement for future
they are given, namely, with the efforts.
desire to place Gulf county in a __
position to protect itself in the It takes 30,000 pounds of rag
-vent of danger. content bond to make enough
It is appreciated that many busi- blueprint paper to draw the plans

npsses leave lights burning all
night, and in order to give full
protection to such buildings, police
and. other law enforcement offi-
cers 'have been instructed to make
frequent inspections of all build-
ings 'throughout the hours of


for one battleship.

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Errol Flynn as General Custer
and Olivia deHavilland in a
scene from "They Died With
Their Boots On," playing Sun-
day and Monday at the Port
theatre. The film tells the story
of Custer's last stand.

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hand will be frozen and: sold only
to federal, state and local govern-
ment officials.

The governmentt has called a ----- ----
halt on sale of firearms of all de- Clothing for the average soldier
scriptions, it is understood in Port requires about 160 pounds of wool
St. Joe, in order to nake the wea- a year.
pons available for war plant pro- ----- ----
tection and guard; duties. Trade at home-your local mer-
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