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: December 4, 1942
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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

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Surprise Blackout

Is Sprung On City

Wednesday Night

Co-operation of Citizens Praised;
Army Officer Warns of Lights
Burning In Business Houses

Port St. Joe was placed on -the
alert at 10 o'clock Wednesday
night when the fire siren sounded
the air raid alarm. The city was
in total darkness before the five-
minute waiting wail ended and
practically all members of the Vol-
unteer Defense Corps were at their
designated stations.
George Snowden, head of Ciyilian
Deiense- in this area, stated that
he, was well gratified with the co-
operation sno'.vn ,by citizens. He
said that a few members of the
Defense Corps failed to put in an
appearance, and when he contacted
them yesterday found the prevail-
ing excuse to be "We didn't know
about it in advance." Snowden
,points out that this is the main
reason for these surprise black-
outs-to get the people accustomed
to conforming with regulations
without advance notice. "I, person-
ally,, did not know. of the imend-
ing blackout until the first 'flash'
came' through shortly before ten
o'clock," said Snowden.
The blackout order came di-
rectly from army headquarters In
this area and prevailed in all west
Florida. Army Officers were in -the
city to check for violations and
'one of the officers, here, upon
discovering night lights burning in
several business establishments,
stated' that in future, under black-
out conditions, doors of such es-
tablishments will be broken open
and the lights put out. These are,
army orders., he stated, and will be


Governor Holland in a proclama-
tion has, set aside the Florida
closed -season on mullet in .the in-
terest of food production for the
war program.
The governor's. order will per-
mit Gulf county fishermen to con-
tinue operations through the sea-
son when the biggest catches are
ordinarily possible.
'Naval regulations prohibiting
night fishing and areas closed to
fishermen which are being used
is target ranges have already re-
sulted in a serious curtailment in
fish production. The governor's
proclamation permits the use of
some types of purse seines for the
taking of food fish. Previouslythis-
type of net was permitted -only for
catching menahden and other fish
used in the manufacture of fer-
Critical shortages of certain va-
rieties of foods, particularly fresh
meats, were given as the reason
for the governor's proclamation.
Mullet is recognized as, Florida's
most important staple bood fish,
and' production runs annually into
many millions of pound's, most of


>EGYPTIAN. DESERT-These Nazi night prowlers are among the
During. g .clashes on th- .dese. --

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EGYPTIAN. DESERT-These Nazi night prowlers are among the
several German light patrol cars that were knocked out and set afire
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By J. B. WHITE County Agent
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L From time to time. there have
been rumors going around that the
government was going to take the
canned food from homes having a
surplus. Also there have been ru-
mors that if you killed hogs after
December 31 you had to get a pel.
mit from the county agent. Thib
is not true.
Very often we American people
who are, accustomed to little regu-
lation are prone to jump to hasty
conclusions from misinformed con-
The purpose of the share-the-
meat program is to try to prevent
a run on meat similar to those on
coffee and sugar. The purpose or
rationing is- to provide everybody,
whether they have a large bank ac-
count or small, with the same buy-
ing power.
When you hear a rumor that you
doubt, do not spread it, but find
out if it is true. If it is not true,
stop it. It is your duty to do so
because it -is your part as an Am-
erican citizen to,,protect your coun-
try from false, rumors. False ri~-
mors are demoralizing--and de-
moralization is DEFEAT.
What are you going to do?


Deferment of all farm workers
essential to the maintenance ot
the United Nations food supply.
was demanded in Washington this
week by Congressman Bob Sikes.
In conferences with selective
service officials and, the war man-
power commission, Sikes pointed
out the serious threat of a food
shortage which is resulting from
the growing scarcity of farm labor.
He as.ed for. out-and-out deter-
ment of workers necessary tB
carry on farm operations. DeTer-
ment is now authorized -where se-
lective service local boards find
registrants to be necessary to and
regularly engaged in an agricul-
tural occupation essential to. he
war effort, but much confusion ex-

Ss tsi and no uniformplc has

which is consumed in the Southern been announced by national selec-
.states. This fish is now bringing tive service headquarters for guid-
the highest prices in a number ,of ance of local boards.
Transferred To Mississippi K
Carlyle Matthews, who has been The regular "Ladies' Night" held
stationed at Tyndall Field, is one by the Kiwanis club has been
of three who. have. been transferred postponed until next Thursday
to the airplane mechanic school at night. It was .to: haye. been held last
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Another Youngest

War 31iother Entry

Last week credit was given
'rs. Sammy Davis as being the
youngest war mother in Gulf
county, she having an 18-year-
old son in the Air Corps. at Tyn-
dall Field.
Yesterday her title was chal-
lenged by Mrs. Paul D. Farmer,
also 36, whose son, Paul James,
18, is with the Army Air Corps
at Miami as a gunner.
Mrs. Farmer claims the title
by a matter of one month ana
nine days, her- hiathdate being
September 20, 1906, while that
of Mrs. Davis is August 11, 1906.
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Basil E. Kenney,, chairman of the
Gulf county rationing board-, states
that coupons in "A" gasoline ra-
tioning books are good for but
three gallons of gasoline each. The
order applies to all counties in the
state of- Florida and does not ex-
clude those counties west of the
Apalachicola river as stated by the
OPA last week.

Drivers' Licenses May
Be Secured Wednesdays

State Patrolman. B. M. Hender-
son announces that mo-torists de-
siring to secure drivers' licenses
may contact him at the St. Joe Mo-
tor company from 9 until 12 o'clock
on Wednesday -only.
. Heretofore 'Patrolman Henderson
has been issuing licenses at all
hours of the day and night.


Larry Eavns, publisher of the
Port St. Joe Sentinel, this week
assumed the editorial management
of the Okalosa News-Journal at
Crestview, according to an article
appearing in that paper last week.
The paper, owned, by Bob Sikes,
has been managed by Wilbur


Powel.1, who has volunteered for ing them. AWS CARDS RETURNED
the VOC. ----- i Those AWS observers who have
--4- On Guadalcanal turned in their photographs to be
Marries Australian Girl Albert Hickey, a former resident used on identification cards are
Edwin R. Wengren, grandson of of Port St. Joe, Is with the Ma- asked to stop in at The Star office
Mrs. M. B. Smith, who is with the rines on Guadalcanal Island, hav- and get their cards from Chief Ob-
army in Australia, .was married on ing been with the first contingent server W. S. Smith, as they have
November 28 to a. girl from Syd- to. land on the island. been officially stamped and re-
ney, Australia __- ---- turned from area headquarters.
Home---- -^ Robert Bellows Jr., has returned -- ---------
Home On Furlough to Georgia Military College after Pvt. Tharpe Visiting
.. Pvt, George Lunsford,. who is spending, the Thanksgiving vaca- Pvt. William Tharpe, stationed
stationed at Tyndall-Fieldy is home tion here with his parents, .Mr. and tat Marianna, .is. .visiting here with
on a two weeks' furlough. Mrs. Robert Bellows, his family. ,

Former Local Boy Fire Endangers

Sinks Jap Carrier Gas Terminal

John Clifford Is Awarded Navy Monday Night
Cross For Conspicuous I
Bravery Spark From Pumping Motor Sets
i Off Gas Vapor In Pump
Word was received here yester-
day that John K. Clifford, formerly House On Dock
employee of the St. Joe Paper com-
pany in the meter department, son What might have :been a hilo-
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clifford, caust endangering the entire city
had been awarded the Navy Cross j was averted Monday night when a
for conspicuous bravery when he fire in one of the small pumping
dived his ,bomber through intense stations of the Southeastern Pipe-
anti-aircraft fire and scored a hit line corporation on the dock here
on a Japanese aircraft carrier, was held under control and' finally
causing it to sink. extinguished.
Scene of the action was not di-i The blaze, which started about
vulged, but it unquestioanbly was' 10:30 in the, small pump house,
in the Solomon Island area. was believed to have been caused
Congratulations to John and we when a spark from the sparkplug
are all rooting for him to go out on the pumping motor ignited gas
and repeat the performance, fumes, causing an explosion and
-- ---touching off gasoline in pipes lead-
SL H d ing from the dock to the huge
J. Lamar ar y storage tanks,.,
Writes from S F The city fire department was
W ritesi rom S. called upon to. aid in fighting the
blaze, although the area is not in-
Former Employe At Paper Comn- eluded within the city limits, and
pany Returns, from Visit to the volunteers worked heroically
Hawaiian Islands to confine the flames to the pump
house. Two tugs. in the harbor at
The following interesting letter the time also poured powerful
from James Lamar Hardy, former streams of water on the fire from
employee at the St. Joe Paper com- their pumps. No effort was made
pany, was reciv,d 1 .'seA .i,-, l tL i burning galap-
H. I. Woodin.rre ih,, ". w --ri,,,.r-rri-- i, .bog ,sed to
would be glad to hear about La- cfi;r, ..ri .- tpi i, l-mping
mar, Mr. Woodin brought it to The pit until't. L.-..l;'I urnd itself
Star for publication: lout
..... .... .. ; .' .oline P barges one-
Nov: 12, 1942.. full and' the other half fall, f.e,
Dear Mr. Woodin-I suppose youtied up at the dock, and when.
think that I have lost .my pen by, .
not writing sooner or the Japs ha m flaming gasoline ran into the bay
interfered wit i our ship. No, iL Iand began licking at the sides of
isn't that-we just don't have any 'the barges, it was vital that they
time at port, a day or two, then Ibe moved, for had these 40,000 bar-
gone again. But to let you know I g a
that I'm still alive I will write a; I rel barges caught afire there would
often as I can. have been no question of the s.tor.
The sea is rough and. I can't, age tanks going up in flames,
write ,to well, but hope you can Credit for cutting the barges loose
read it. We are, now on our way
back to tne States, and this. will goes to M. E. Johnson and I. 0.
he my: second trip to the Hawaiian Cook, who clambered aboard the
Islands. We were at Pearl Harbor barges in the face of blistering
and Honolulu: I didn't get to look heat and cut the morning ropes so
around much, just had six hours
ashore. Then it took about half or that they could be towed out into
that tiole to go to town and baca, the bay and anchored.
so I don't know very much of the A spectacular feature of the fire
place. The harbor has been rebuilt occurred when a drum of fuel oil
so that you wouldn't know theredrum o fuel oil
had been any action there, except in the pump house exploded, throw-
you can see one battleship sunk in ing a pillar of flame a hundred feet
the harbor, and that is. being raised into the air.
now. I think this is the last one,
and they will have it up before Amount of damage has not been
long. The harbor looks to be well learned, since the dock is in a re-
protected now and is at full force. stricted area, and as far as is
We are bringing a load' of Jap known, no one was injured, outside
civilians to U. S. camps this trip.
.How is the mill getting along? I of minor burns.
keep thinking and wishing that I -
was making paper instead of lool:- MINSTREL SHOW IS
ing out portholes. Well, maybe I
wont' have to do this always-1 SCHEDULED TONIGHT
Incidentally, I thought you might The general public is urged to
like to know that I have just turn out en masse this evening at
made first class seaman rating, turn out en masse th.s evening at
We expect to dock at San Fran- 8 o'clock and attend the "Lazy
cisco in the morning and I'll sure Moon Minstrel" being presented) at
be glad to get some mail from the high school auditorium by
homeAs ever, members of the senior class.
LAMAR. A preview of the show last eve-
The editor of The Star will be ning indicates that those viewing
glad to print letters (or excerpts the production will be rewarded
from them) from our young men with two hours of fun and laugh-
in the armed forces, and we feel ter.
sure that everyone will enjoy read- -





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

-.{ Telephone 51 )a.--

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

Christmas Seals, those bright and cheering
tokens of the crusade to free America from
tuberculosis, are with us again. This year
they are more than ever appealing, more than,
ever important. In the stress of war times
tuberculosis increases, so that unless the
means of preventing and controlling it are
correspondingly strengthened, much of the
ground gained will be lost.
Prom 1907 to 1917 its death rate steadily
declined, but during World War I it rose
sharply. Now that we are in the greatest and
most trying of all wars, there is urgent need
of making firmer the defenses against a dis-
ease which, in a period of four years, has
cost our country more lives than were lost in
all the battles our armies and navies fought
from Colonial days down to Pearl Harbor.
The Christmas Seals bring to each of us
the privilege of having a part in the service
of this humane and patriotic cause. Out of
every seal sale dollar, 95 cents is expended in
Florida, while five cents goes to the work of
-the National Tuberculosis association., Thus
when we of Port St. Joe buy Christmas Seals
we are contributing primarily to the preven-
tion and conquest of tuberculosis in our own
community, to the protection of our own fam-
ilies and friends. In this, as in other matters
of the common weal, none can be secure un-
til all are safe. Tuberculosis germs are no
respecters of persons. So long as there are
undetected and untreated cases in the poor-
est of our byways, the rest of us are in peril
and, above this, the poorest of the poor are
entitled for their own sakes to our protection.
The Gulf County Tuberculosis association,
which depends largely on the sale of Christ-
mas Seals for its vital services to our peo-
ple, is on guard at every angle of the problem.
It conducts campaigns to find unsuspected
and incipient cases; it helps to rehabilitate
former tuberculosis patients; it keeps burning
a steady beacon of truth and hope and help.
Let's think on these things when we re-
ceive by letter our quota of Christmas Seals.
Responding loyally, we shall help to save a
life. Our failure to respond may mean a life
lost. Some may have been overlooked when
the seals were mailed out, and those who
have not received seals are asked tb get In
touch with H. H. Saunders or Mrs. George
McLawhon and the oversight will be cor-
rected. Use the seals generously in wrapping
your Christmas packages.

Paper announced that a beautiful Atlanta
woman refused to talk. Next day she had 322
proposals of marriage.-Titusville Star.

Everything you do helps to win the war-
or help to lose it. Is your home a V-Home?

Price of Exchange Seats Drop
The value o.f a seat on the New
York Stock Exchange has dropped
to $20,000 from its 1929 worth or
Those things known as "idle
rumors' -eldomi act that way.

From the look of things in Russia and Al-
rica we are inclined to believe that -.the turn-
ing point in the war has been reached, for
we .believe that the eventual fate of Herr
Schickelgruber will be decided by the action
now in progress. He has lost his Russian cam-
paign and will be lucky to extricate his armies
fr6m the Don-Volga bend without a disas-
trous defeat. Winter is taking Europe in its
grip, and there will be no food for the sub-
jugated countries and probably not such a
large amount for the German people. This
should lead to uprisings in all the conquered
However, it is in the Mediterranean that
the issue will be decided, for apparently the
erstwhile paperhanger is centering what
probably will be his mightiest-and perhaps
final-effort. He is withdrawing troops and
planes from the Russian front as he faces the
prospect of having to fight on his home
grounds, but he will have to leave a, large
force on the eastern boundaries of his con-
quered territory, else the Russians wouic
soon be knocking at the doors of Berlin. Thus
the Nazi hordes are being spread thinner ana
thinner, making them vulnerable at all points.
Taking into consideration all phases of the
war to date, it looks like the critical phase
of the war has arrived and that this is the
showdown. However, we should not become
too jubilant, for it will be a hard fight-and
perhaps a long one.
After the European situation is disposed of
the United Nations can then concentrate their
combined strength to cleaning up the Japan-
ese situation-and that will likewise be a
hard fight-and will take a long time.

OPA says that three inches will be snipped
from shirttails made after December 15. It is.
estimated the fabric thus saved will suffice
for 10,000,000 additional shirts. We remem-
ber 'way back when some means was sought
to increase consumption of the fleecy staple.
Some bright economist figured that adding
one inch to the shirt tail of every Chinaman
would raise the South from poverty to riches
beyond the dreams of avarice. It worked out
swell on paper -400,000,000 Chinese, 1,600,-
000,000 shirts per year. But the Chinese were
allergic to the idea and so the rosy dream
came tumbling down. Now it's the other way

Ever notice in the movies when someone
uses the telephone the cord is always free of
knots and kinks? Did you ever see one ac-
tually that way in real life? 'We've got one
of those supposedly "non-kinkable" cords on
our telephone, but ever" time we use it we
have to fight with it like it was a python.

Civil Service is trying to get 90,000 women
in the South for jobs in war industries-and
they're being paid while they learn how to
do the jobs. The postoffice can give you the
dope on these training programs.

Draft boards have been instructed to im-
mediately reclassify men who quit necessary
farm jobs and make them available for im-
mediate military service.

We understand Hitler is going to review
the French fleet at Toulon-in a glass-bot-
tom boat.

Coffee rationing shouldn't bother Hitler
and Mussolini-they can't sleep nights any-

Keep smiling-and Keep 'EnR Flying.

Original Horse Was Small
The original horse that roamed
this earth hundreds of thousands
of years, ago was about the size
of the modernday fox.
There are 360 islands in the
Bermuda, group.

This Period We Live In
The geological period in which
we live is known as the Holocene
and extends from about 20,000 B.
C. to the present time.

,Some species of insects fly only
once In their lifetime.

President, Harding College
Searcy, Arkansas

The time has come when the tax
paying, bond buying, soldier-son
contributing public should rise up on
its hind legs and demand that Con-
gress place a fixed statutory limita-
tion on profits on war contracts. I
refer to profits which remain after
regular taxes have been paid.
There's a right way and a wrong
way to do this. President Roose-
velt in his September 7 speech point-
ed out the right way when he said.
"We must recapture through taxa-
tion all war profits that are not
necessary to maintain efficient war
I back that proposal and method
one hundred percent. And by the
same token I oppose by one hun-
dred percent the wrong way we
have adopted by which we seek
to recapture such war profits. This
wrong way is through the renego-
tiation provisions of Public Law
No. 528 which was recently
amended. Excessive profits can be
recaptured under this law but it
bungles the job by also starting a
whole train of disorders and un-
balances just as a bungling tin-
smith does when he punches a
half dozen new holes in a bucket
while he fixes one old one.
I also am interested in ferreting
out and recapturing excessive war
profits in the right way because the
wrong way now used may nullify ev-
erything I tried to do in helping cut
the waste out of government. I went
before Congress last year and plead-
ed with them to cut out or cut down
on a lot of non-defense spending and
then I made more than 75 speeches
over the nation trying to rouse the
people to join in this economy cru-
sade. The result of all these efforts
along with those of other like-minded
citizens was that Congress did cut
one billion three hundred million
dollars out of non-defense spending.
What gets me all riled up again are
the plans of the government which
may waste hundreds of millions that
we saved by such hard effort.
There's no reason or excuse in
the world for this new waste ex-
cept that governments always
seem to bungle and fumble along
unless the people make too great a
There are 3,000,000 war contracts
held by from 20,000 to 40,000 con-
tractors. The law permits the Army,
Navy and Maritime Commission to
renegotiate each of the 3,000,000 con-
tracts. (in cases where the contracts
held by a contractor exceed $100,-
000) and eliminate excessive profits.
Some have estimated that if the Jaw
is enforced it may require the serv-
ices of .as many as 200,000 new pub-
lic servants. Thirinkof wl at they will
cost us taxpayers. Think of taking
that many men away from produc-
tive war work to perform a'jold which

the Internal Revenue bureau staff
could do with little additional help,
Other Bad Points
This fact alone should force their
law's revision at the earliest oppor-j
tunity. But this waste of taxpayers'
dollars for the useless services of
possibly 200,000 men who should be
helping win the war is not the law's
only bad point, bad as is this waste
and the confusion that conres from
duplicated services. The really badi
part of the law is that it creates
three new bureaucracies, one each,
by the War and the Navy Depart.'
ments and one by the Maritime,
Commission, and empowers them'
to make up their own rules and'
procedures as each sees fit. These
arbitrary rulings in time may de-
moralize and thereby reduce output
of war materials.
The American way of life and gov-
ernment means government by laws
and not government by arbitrary
rulings of several bureaucracies. We
are grounded in that way of life and
government. Let's not imperil its
existence now by demoralizing war"
industry through the creation of
layer on layer of bureaucracy to do
what established bureaus can do
It's about time for Americans,
who want the war won, to demand
that this law be changed so that
the elimination of excess profits on
war contracts be handled by the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. Its
regulations on what is allowable
as an expense deduction are built
upon years of experience and its
staff is guided by court decisions.
All business management is famil-
iar with these regulations. Such a
change would substitute procedure
under recognized law for the pres-
ent chaos.
Remember, the effectt of all un-
necessary delay in war production
as well as every dollar wasted will
be borne by each reader of this arti-
cle. I expect to write more on this
...................... _^

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"
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FRIDAY, DECEM13ER 4,1044-:



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Mrs. J. 0. Smith of Sumatra was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Spence Tuesday and Wednesday.

FOR ---

PHONE 101 Costin Building

Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88

^** \ TELL
Because our
SOLING method leaves no "repaired
look" on your shoes.


for All the Family!
We have one of 'the largest
stocks of gift articles in Port
St. Joe. Drop in and look 'em
over-you can find' a gift for
everyone, from the baby to

We will mail one to five,
Cigarettes to men in our
armed forces overseas-for
only 85c-postage paid and
with special wrapper.
THE U. S. A.

LeHardy Pharmacy
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription


Vitamin A and D Tablets
E ACH tablet contains 25% more
than minimum daily require-
ments of these two essential Vi-
tamins. Insufficient Vitamin A may
cause night blindness, may lessen
resistance to infection of the nose,
throat, eyes, ears and sinuses.
Vitamin D is necessary to enable
the body to make use of the calcium
and phosphorus in our food.
Insure your minimum requirements
of theqe two important Vitamins,
U&taki a ONE-A-DAY Vitamin A
and 3.,Tablet every day.
Economical-50-t or less per
Convenient-you take only ,o0
tablet a day.
Peasat-children aualy Iip
.fte taste-and so will you.
IMPORTANT-when buying Vita-
i ts, compare potencie and pic
Get them at your drug store.

Society Personals Churches
PHONE 51 MRS. W. S. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51

The Port St. Joe Woman's club
met in regular session Wednesday
afternoon at the club rooms in' the
Centennial building with Mrs. F.
L. Hunt presiding. The meeting
was called to order with a hand,
some gavel presented to the club
by Mrs. A. J. Kirby.
Plans for the Christmas party
to be held December 1S were out-
lined and. other reports given. The
defense department reported that
its committee had served coffee
to two groups of draftees leaving
during November. The education
committee reported that the fol-

lowing books have been secured for
the high school: "Victory Through
Air Power," "The Song of Berna-
dette," "The Moon Is Down,"
"The Keys of the Kingdon," "The
American Way of Life" and "Ber-
lin Diary." Five dictionaries foi
children have been ordered, for the
colored school and a set of twenty
books, "Outline of the Classics,"
has been donated by The -tar..
A letter from the president of
the General Federation of Women's
Clubs was read, which urged that
the local club endeavor to secure
funds to purchase a nurse's schol-
arship for some giil desiring to fol-
low that career this year.
Mrs. Gus Creech reported that
the boxes for the Pensacola Chil-
dren's Home were valued at $51.9i,
of this $39.45 was donated at .Ken-
ney's mill.
A committee on transportation
was. named, consisting of Mrs. T.
V. Morris, "Mrs. Edwin 'Ramsey,
Mrs. R. R. Minus and Mrs. T. M.
Byrd, and those who do not have
a way to club meetings are asked
to. meet at the Methodist church
where a member of the transporta-
tion committee will pick them up.
The program for the afternoon
was given by the department of
international relations. Mrs. Roy
Gibson discussed ."Our Interna-
tional Reilations With Our Ene-
mies," bringing out the point that
many commentators think Germany
and Japan will have to be thor-
oughly beaten and,-made to feel

Janey closed the bedroom door
and locked it. Alone at last! She
threw back her head and heaved
a deep sigh. Then she peeked out
of the corner of her eye at the
mirror to see whether she really
did look like Hedy LaMarr. Quite
a lot, she decided.
And now to business. She drew
forth from the bottom of her top
bureau drawer the sheet of pink
writing-paper and the envelope
that she had been saving for this
day. She saf down at the table
by the window and dipped the
pen into the bottle of green ink
that her sister
Rose was such
a pig ;abo.it.
She wrote, with
beautiful ara-
besquds, "Dear
v Mj. Mr. Morgen-
thau," and held
her head back
to admire this
effort of the best pupil in pen-
manship class.
"Here are my stamps for a
bond. $18.75. I started last
Christmas when I got $3.00. Not
counting 50 cents? I have earned
all the rest, working one or more
days a week at a local .grocery
store, and I'm quite proud to say
I worked hard to get it."
Janey stared out of the window
at Peterson's house and beyond
at the big yard where the kids
were playing football. She held
her pen elegantly in air.
"Sitting here looking out the
window, I see a peaceful little
town, and I wonder how the world
can be in such a turmoil and the
people of this world can have such
hate for their fellow men. So I'm
proud to send these stamps be-
cause I know I'm helping to make
the whole world peaceful again
like our little town."
She signed her name with an
important flourish, not forgetting
a conspicuous "Miss" in front of
the "Janey." After she had
sealed the letter she went on star-
ing out of the window. It really
was awfully peaceful. Overhead
she heard a plane go humming by
through the sunny afternoon air.
Then the voice of her best
friend, Betty, called from out-
side-"Jan-ey!" In an instant
Janey was on her feet and tear-
ing downstairs and out. She was
not Hedy LaMarr nor a deep phil-
osopher any more, but exactly

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jones were
week-end visitors in DeFuniak.

The Woman's Society of Chris- REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST
.tian Service of the Methodis.t
Church is anxious to enoroll all the Ritz Theatre Building First Floor
women of the church and those PANAMA CITY, FLA
who are of M'ethodist inclination,
in the organization in 1943.
The society is the successor tu
the former Woman's Missionary -
society, which new organization
was brought about at the time o
Methodist unification due to the
recognition that the scope of the
old organization was too narrow.
The history of the Christian re-
ligion shows that it is. the first-
organization, religious or secular, A MARTIN THEATRE
to attempt to bring about social
betterment of the masses in the BEN RIVERS, Manager
way of education, relieving physi- Opens Daily 2:45, Continuously
cal ills, and raising the economic Saturday 1:00 Sunday 1:00
state of peoples wherever the
Christian message has been car-
The W. S. C. S. has. its part H
carrying on this great work, B I G H I T S
though it is only one phase of its -- Hit No. 1-
work. Setting up ideals of service,
enriching our own spiritual life,
and cementing the ties of love anan i iff
fellowship among us. are among
the objectives.
The organization has no set
dues, each member making her CHAPTER 5
own pledge according to her abil- M
ity and inclination to give. The Junior G-Men of
Christian use (of money, as well as A
of our talents, is studied from, the Air
time to time and two classes on HIT NO. 2
various phases of the work are
conducted yearly. It is the policy j''' t\
of the studies to stress the eco- / .B
nomical rather than the denomt- 0w .q
national movement of the worla
Meetings of the society are as
follows: First Monday, business -
meeting at church; second Mon SUNDAY MONDAY
day, circle, meetings in homes and December 6 7
Bible study;' third .Monday, pro-
gram meeting at church; fourth "----
Monday, circle meetings in homes, 1 '%fw
elective program, ( POWER O.ARA
The officers for 1943 will be in- -. i. lBrf ltnSwnnJ
stalled December 7. The annual ___
pledge, meeting will be held Janu- FLASHES
ary 4.
The organization enlists the aid --

the war before they will be sub- twelve years old. of all members and friends in TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
dued, and' Mrs. T. V. Morris dis- (Letter from an actual communication carrying on this. important work,
cussed "Our International Rela- t the files of the Treasry Department.) the work of Jesus Christ, that of
tions With' Our Alies," bringing Grown-ups and children alike making the world a fit place for SiN
out the fact that the democracies should all help the "breadwin- His children-all of His children.
are fighting for the rights of man ner" of the family to budget for t
and certain Christian ideals, and War Bonds. Let's all join a pay- WOMAN'S CLUB BOARD
roll savings plan and "top that
that if we forget these, our mo. 10% by New Year's." PLANS FOR XMAS PARTY
tives are then to be questioned. U. S. Treasury Departmient The executive board of the Port CHAPTER 6
Miss Marigene Smith, accom- St. Joe Woman's club met last Fri- "Peril of Nyoka
panied by Mrs. S. L. Barke, sang METHODIST W. S. C. S. day with Mrs. 0. E. Branch and of yo
a patriotic song, and Mrs. E. Clay HOLDS RETREAT Mrs.. R. W. Smith, at which time -
Lewis Jr., conducted a quiz. The Woman's Society of Chris- routine reports were made by the WEDNESDAY DEC. 9
Refreshments were served by tian Service of the Methodist chairmen of departments. W.
the hostesses, Mesdames E. Hall, Church held-a retreatat the church Mrs. John Blount, chairman of '' ., i
J. B. Traweek, T. M. Byad', F. L,. Monday with Mrs. R. A. Costin in the American home department, CABINLUPINO
Hunt, N. Kelley, H. W. Griffin, B. charge of the program and Mrs. outlined plans for the annual ", A P I
W. Bray, R. R. Minus, John Blount, 0. D. Langston and Mrs. Edwin Christmas party, which will take
J. W. Bray and Leroy Goforth. Ramsey furnishing the music. The place December 18 in the audi-
O. program was built around the torium of the Centennial building.
BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES theme, "We Build," and, was car- ,The party this year will take the
R. F. Hallford, Pastor ried out by members. form of a silver tea, the money go- ,
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. A generous offering was brought ing to a war relief fund to be di- .
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship., representing the self-denial of vided among China. Greek and
Sermon topic: "ODportunity and members for the cause of five edu- Russian relief funds. The public is Returned By Popular Demand
Opposition." national projects in Latin-America invited to attend this tea. ONE DAY ONLY!
7:00 p. m.-B. T. U. and this country. Mrs. Blount announced the fol-
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship. A covereddish luncheon was en- lowing appointments in connection SrcfAi.iA..a. ig
Sermon Topic: "Remember Pearl ioyed by those present. with the party: Program, Mrs. THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Harbor." ) fl Ned, Porter; refreshments, Mrs. B. December 10 -- 11
'r & & BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Kennev,; decorations, Mrs. Geo.
METHODIST CHURCH Mr. and Mrs. Jack Samford an- Patton. The fine arts department Rosotnd
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor nounce the birth of a daughter on ', co-onerating with the America:- RUSSELL
9:45 a. m.--Church school. iv. November 27. The young 'oome reiartmrent in planning this B"ERNE
11:00 a. m.-Mor:ning worship. lady has been named Linda Jean. Christmas party, and Mrs. Porter Janet H
6:30-Youth Fellowship. plans to present a Christmas pa- q L A I R
7:30-Evening worship. "r. and Mrs. George McLawhor -' at. "A Living Picture."
The Womran's society meets annoy unce the birth of a daughter Followi-g Ihe business session, NEWS EVENTS
Monday at 3 p. rn. Friday, November 27, at a Panama r-fr-shments were served to the
First Tue.,day after first Sunday, City hospital. She has been named members present.
official board meeting. Dorothy Maryetta. COMING December 17
Wednesday. 7:30 p. m., prayer Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Smith had
.and Bible study. Choir practice. Porn November 20, to Mr. and as their guests last Saturday night "WAKE ISLAND"
A A Mrs. Lester Guest of Mobile, Ala.. Lieut. and Mrs. W. A. Files of
Ad4ertlsir doesn't cost-It PAYS! a 6 z-pound daughter. Camp Oarrabelle. jI ll l llllllllllllllI lIlliflll ili




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G. W. White of Wewahitchka

was a business visitor in this city o'n P S N A L
Monday. P E Ll v AL

Mir. and Mrs. Cecil Costin andt
daughter and, Mrs. Charles McClel- -civn defense officials, missed
.1i ',, i;. bu-iesc visitors in Tal- 'i cvilan defense officials, missed
lahassee last Friday. 0;,: o'n V edleday night's surprise
ahs____ ls blackout, being in Tallahassee on
Louis XVI of France reputedly business.
spent $600.000 for buttons in a:
S for buttons in Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dufell spent
siv gi year.
'u A bama visiting relatives.
,Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stoutamiru
O. "wEo da i'.tc: of Taluahassee
FOR KENT were week-encid g-uests. of M'. and
FOR RENT-Two-room and bath : .;o: Smith.
...r; u n ishcci. Situated
on Loig Ave onue. Ie interested .. T ay
phone 9 5. It J` : .,.i:-: d T esd ay
p". __o_ -. ,y-:e _s' had been on
FOR SALE vLs i o lis agents.
FOF,- SALE -- F'iorenci' uoi oil
Sci;.1. iied l0 .hal 2 anths. -" *'c', ho is working
ci'i. Call or ;vrice 2ox 17, i c'&1 i. a.';s at Panama City,
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Sr 'r "ui-n-s. 7. Abolish the law allowing tax
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Wde tBeverly burgh, Pa., was a business visitor display advertising of tax sales on
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'RHCe visitors in this city Tuesday. stallments.
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Chattahoochee after spending the
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TAX ASSOCIATION TO -be carried out ,by legisaltive ac-
STATE LEGISLATURE and Mrs. J. D. Teal and son
The Florida Taxpayers associa- :ve- wN-ek-end visitors in Anda-
tion at a meeting in Tampa last [lusia, Ala.
week approved an eight-point pro- .i." .!i!!ll llll!!!ilii l i!iii!ii i;ie:'.| ...
gram to be -submitted to the 1943 r TT
legislature. Briefly, the. program jE N 0 N
.. .r niend in principle a -.o n ".n Still .
'iate tix commission of three or
five members, REPAIR
2. Combine all assessments, city REROOF
,.lad c;)i- ily, in one office,
'1. Abol.h the fee, system as PAINT
compensation f'or .counties of more INSULATE
than 100,000 population Your Home n0
4. EleT' county commissioners Up to .$200
at large., as was voted for Dade. ON EASY LOANS
5. Abolish justice of the peaceee For Estimate -
courts and constable courts in .all ee Us For Estimate -
large counties. .' ')o Mil!work and Build Boats
e' eal local laws permitting e Lumber Co.
special tax collection attorneys for L J oe Lumber Co
county officials. PHONE 69-J

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