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(The Star wants photos of Gulf county
sera-,g in th', anned forces. Pictures, w
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
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HOME ON FURLOUGH
$/Sgt. W. M. "Billy" Wallac
son of Mrs. Jimmie Wallace c
Jackronville and the late Ro
ert Wallace of this city, is hom
on a furlough from the Sout
Pacific area where he has bee
serving for 14 months with th
Marines. He and his mother ar
visitors in Port St. Joe for se'
eral days looking up friends.
JIMMY MORTON WRITES
FROM NATION'S CAPIT/
Dec., 9, 1943.
Dear Editor Bill-Have. neglect
ed. to write because I never .had
whole lot to say., There is no u:
trying, to .explain how much I a
preciate getting The Star, for an
one who has ever been away fro,
home knows what it is like to gE
a betterr from home," and the
happens to everyone eventually.
Enjoyed your December 3 issue
very much, and I know all th
other fellows dia too. Think th
idea of giving a few addressed
each week is swell. It will giv
a lot of us a chance to renew o.l
friendships and possibly a little
chat in the near future.
I appreciate your putting m
address in your last issue. Woul
like very much to hear from an
of the fellows and will do my bes
to answer them all.
In closing, would like 'to sa
thanks million keep up th
good work. Merry Christmas an
.a Happy New Year to you all'
JAMES E. MORTON, S/1C.
Home On Leave
C. W. Williams,, who is in thi
Navy, returned to New York Sun
diay after spending a week's leave
here with his wife, Mrs. Evelyi
Strange Williams. and parents
Mr. and Mrs.. Ivey, Williams o
WRITE 'EM A LETTER
FRANK LaGRANGE, HA/1c
USNAB' Base Hos 3, US Navy 14(
c/o Fleet Postoffice, San Francisco
Corp. L. V. LEWIS 34057555
Hq. Co. APO 9
c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y
S/Sgt. LOUIS J. HERRING
ASN 34056782 APO 634
347th Serv. Sqd. New York, N
Sgt. WINSTON G. JONES 1400526
APO 939 735th Sig. A. W. Co.,
Pfc. 'BUCK WALTERS
M. A. G. 11 Navy 140
c/o Fleet Postoffice
San Francisco, Calif.
C. W. WILLIAMS, W. T. 2/C
U.S.S. Attair, 5th Div.
c/bo Fleet Postoffice, New York
VOLUME VII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1943 NUMBER 11
which .-- --
;1 Creech Runs Into NAZIS CAUGHT NAPPING No Action Taken by
Gulf County Men ''' Board On Petition
SIn Solomon Area F o r Redistricting
Tells of Labor Put In By Japanese Must Have Majority of Qualified
On Various Strongholds- ust Have Majority of Qualified
In Islands '., ., .' -. "' Voters To Be Legal, Says
In Islands Chairman
Sea;bee Kenneth Creech, special ;' .
Star correspondent in the Solomon .. A delegation from Port St. Joe
Islands area, this week writes us ,made up of B. H. Dickens, W. C.
a letter on rice paper taken from ; '" Forehand. Horace Soule, Mrs. B.
a Jap barracks, as follows: I" ~aughtry, T. H. Stone and Mrs.
SNovember 26, 1943. .. Madaeline Whitaker appeared be-
Dear Editor. Bill-Helo Ed. I ore the board of 'county commis-
--Dear Ed.ito'r. Bil.l-Hel Ed. I C sioners at Wewahitchka Tuesday
have wanted to write you for some 4"' .- to p resent a petition for the call-
time, butseems that I did not get. resent an petition for the cal-
down to the real thing. I noticed in of an election to allow the
in The Star where .ou had hinted .residents of the county, to vote 'on
in The Star where you had. 1rinteda"oslo t "tecn
GERMANY-U. S. Army Air Forces Photo-Apparently secure in a proposal to redistrict the county
parts of several of my letters, so their 'belief that East Prussia was beyond the range of daylight ca provided in a special law passed
*o don't know if I will have much bombers, German defenses were caught napping when Flying Fort- at the last session of the legisla-
news of interest to write. dresses of .the Eighth Air Force- Bomber Command attacked the hugeon of the lsla-
Have' been getting The Star and Focke-Wulf aircraft factory at Marienburg. In this photo smoke and ture.
e, ave n ing e an flames rise from the plant, which was virtually destroyed, at the The petition as presented bore
e, enjoy reading every word of it. height of the raid: 10 signatures, but it was pointed
of Your column of the "Boys in the by Jesse Gaskn, chairman of
b- Service" keeps me 'posted a to Return Still Jesse Stone Tells the .board, that the number was
e their- whreaouts as I wouldn'tll Off Jesse St e Tells insufficient, since there were, ap-
h know otherwise. Sure sorry to read Seal f proximate 900 ualifie voter
kn about Willis Rowan-just hope he In Seal Sale Drive of the P-C Ships he county's registat 2900 i voters
e is safe. I always thought he was o
re .which would require in the neigh-
v- a real upright young man and a Everyone Who Has Received TB Principal Activities of These Boats borhood of 1500 signers, since the
credit to St. Joe. Stamps Urged To Turn In Is Escort and Convoy la' stated, specifically that a ma-
You can see that I am using Contribution Duty jority of the qualified voters of the
some Jap stationery that I picked county must sign such a petition
p i a ----. county must sign such a petition
AL up. in a Jap 'bivouac area a few Christmas Seal Sale returns are Jesse V. Stone, one of The Star's before it can, be recognized by the
days ago. Will let you translate still lagging, Mrs. E. Clay Lewis regular Pacific Coast correspon- board and an election called.
C. the writing at the top. This area Jr.. president of *the Gulf County dents, sends us an interesting ar- It was pointed out by members
that I was in a few days ago ias Tuberculosis and Health associa- ticle. on PC boats, saying: "Today of the local delegation that a great
cat- about four miles from the coast, tion, reported yesterday. Returns I found a copy of a paper put out number of the qualified electors of
a back in the jungle on a hill, with this week were ve'y small and far by a section base at which we the county had, left or been taken
se tall trees as cover. They used below the amount received at this were formerly stationed, pertain- into the armed forces, and that it
p- small trees and limbs for. the time last year, she said, being buit ing to the type of ship-upon -which wa exce ly.doutfu that a.
y- frames' of their .barra cks ad. co- a- small percentage of the goal of I am stationed. Thinking you and present there were even 1500 qual-
Sered the tops and sitmoes with a- $500 set by the basdget committee readers of The Star might be in- ified voters in the cSunty.
at nana leaves and bamboo S- they of the association as the actual terested in one of the articles, I Chairman Gaskin, who acted as
at shed' water pretty good. Some amount needed to cary on next take the liberty of sending it to spokesman for the board, stated
were 30 feet long. There was a year's work in Gulf county, you. I receive The Star in groups that such an election must be
ie tunnel from one side of the hill to H. H. Saunders, county chair- and I am always glad when it ar- strictly legal, and to conform to
de the other, about 200 feet long and man of the campaign, made, a rives. s Paul Johnson sad whe in a the law more names would hco ve to
!e bomb-proof. I know it was some simple appeal to every man and nves. As Paul Johnson sald in a te law more names would live to
le bon b-proof. I know it was some simple appeal to every mail and recent letter, 'It is good down to be secured on the petition. He
es job to dig it, as they, had to go woman in the county who received the last word." is good down to ea ed that the board would very
'e through coral rock all the way and seals and have not yet sent in he article, fod'ows: much ike to act o the matter
d I have had a little experience in their contributions. "We cannot do The artclunde foows: mu le te ci cumstance they
le digging in this rock. That is not without you," he said. "The associ- "Hellships," that's the title be- but nd the ccumstance they
the only cave or tunnel they dug action operates on a rigid budget, stowed, upon our P-C ships by the could do n W. C. othingoch from
1Y here, as I have been in several hence every forgotten sheet of Albina Shipbuilding Corporation, Commissioner W. C. Roche from
Id others, seals means that something must the leading P-C yard in thee U. e Port St. Joe o strict was opinion
y I. found a number of skeletons bele undon during the coming And, rightly a title it is too, to as expressed by Commiss ers
st on the way to the tunnel 1 spoke year." under extremely adverse coni- as exp. Connelssel, by Commhitfield and
about. Lots of Japs did not get Postmaster H. A. Drake' repol:ts tion, though the going was at JB. McDaniel, although from
Y buried as they were killed in the that while much of the outgoing times almost unbearable, not a B. Mcaniel, although fromlinly
e thick brush, and there was too mail bears Chiristmas Seals, he single P-C built by this company their attitude it couldGaskin wa
seen that Chairman Gaskin was
d much to be done otherwise. The and his clerks have noticed many has ever suffered a sinking from
only ones I buried were pretty j letters and packages which carried enemy action. From present indications it be-
close to my tent and got to smell- no "gift of good hvfalth," as he put The principal activities of these gins to look like the only way this
ing rather bad. it, adding, "I'd like to see every vessels have .been confined to a section of the. county, which has
The Japs left lots of stuff be- piece of mail we'll handle between court and convoy duty. A noble a majority of the qualified voters,
e hind as they retreated, such as now and Christmas carry at least record has been established by can get equal representation on
wool blankets, canned fish, iodine, two of those attractive little seals these units on the Atlantic coast, the board is to start a move to
e atrobrine and quinine tablets, rice that do so much good in this com- for what once was the "graveyard have Port St. oe made the county
n and ammunition. Lots of their munity." of ships" is now a virtual highway seat and have the courthouse es-
abandoned rifles and machine- -- .)practically free of the menace of blished here
guns had the bolts removed. We established here.
fo guns had lots of morphine and opium POST-WAR PLANNING' I the underwater raider. __ _
found lots of morphineuac and opium COMMITTEE IS NAMED P-C's are 173 feet long and have NEW TYPE GAS
in theirbivouac areas. a displacement or about 330 tons.
I was on two other islands some I slee abu 3 t RATION COUPONS
It's sleek lines have already be-
time ago and saw some two-story B. W. Eells, chairman of the come familiar to those wherev,
foxholes below the ground. The Gulf County Planning Board, an- submarine action is likely to os- Starting about March 1, 1944,
0 floors and top were covered with nounes that the following have cur, and whether the combat b- supplemental "B" and "C" gaso-
coconut logs. The Japs had put in been appointed to act as executive against a submerged sub or one line coupons and "E" and "R" cou-
lots of labor by hand to hold these I committee of the board, in addi- that lhas surfaced, the P-C is po- pons, for non-highway users, will
islands. We found very few trucks I tion to the chairman and vice- tently equipped with armament toi be issued in strips rather than in
and machinery here. chairman of the board: either type of action. book form, and the coupons will
I have a Japbattle flag with the B. E. Kenney, J. L. Sharit, Dr. Al officers and men aboard be serially numbered, according to
rising sun in the center that has J. R. Norton, C. G. Costin and 1have been trained in submarine the Jacksonville OPA office.
several holes shot in it. I have Dave Gaskin. attack and. with the aid of super- The new coupon strips, made up
3 just sent Gus a Jap .25 calibre .1-- sensitive sound, gear, they are able in rolls similar to strips of theater
rifle and( bayonet. The bayonet Louis Perritt Is Visitor to track down the most elusive tickets, are to ;be issued in a new
has a bullet hole through it. I Louis Perritt of Fort Myers was "pig-boat." When a contact on a identification folder containing on
took it from under a dead Jap, a visitor in town several days this sub is made, it is a set precedent the front all of the information,
and from the looks of him and, the week, called here by the illness of that the contact must be followed I such as name of operator, make of
bayonet, that machinegun fire had his mother. Louis says he's work- until the submarine is destroyed cair, etc., previously written on
got him. When I turned the body ing a 40-acre farm and raising a or escaped. It is just such a high the cover of the old book. In ad-
over his mouth was half open and bumper crop of oranges and vege- sense of duty that has made the edition local boards will mark on
he had several gold) teeth. Would tables. crews of these vessels respected the folder ,the range of serial num-
have got some but had nothing to throughout the world. While there hers on the ration coupons con-
(Continued on page 2) Send The Star to a friend. (Continued on Page 4) tained in the folder.
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1943
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, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year.......$2.00 Six Months.......$1.00
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in skdvei-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisements.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the prntbed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken woid" barely asserts-
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The s0lokeh w4dA
is lost; the printed word remains.
Owr Country 9f" Right at' Wromg
NEW GIFT IDEAS
It's the time of year when the principal
thought in the minds of everybody is prep-
aration for Christmas, gift shopping? and all.
the myriad other things that allf housewives
think they must do before December 25.
And, as in every other year, most folks wait
until about' a week before Christmas to be-
gin complaining' about how much' they still
have to do and how close it is to the day.,
This year late shoppers will be faced with
a difficulty they have not been accustomed
to in many years the usual lines of nifer-
chandise are not available and it will not, be
possible to giye the customary type of gifts.
Manufacturers have been forced to make
many substitutes. The quality is down and
prices are up. But; there is one gift that is
comparatively new on the market, whose
quality is just as good as it ever was, and
every purchase carries a discount. Many peo-
ple are-finding out; that this new gift-War
Bonds-makes a most satisfactory substitute
for the things that can't be bought. Then
if you want to give something, a little more
personal- and heartwarming, add to the War
Bond a cheerful greeting that will perfectly
convey your sentiments.
Aside from War Bonds and the many sub-
stitute items that are available in Port St.
Joe, if they are sought, many people will
learn this Christmas that the gift alone is
not what counts, but the feeling back of, it.,
A cheery personal letter, a telephone call, a
greeting card, a visit will go a long way to-
ward making most people happy.
Ministers are finding fewer buttons in the
collection plates-it is mostly nickels now,
since you can't buy anything with a nickel.
By THE OTHER FELLOW
(Reprinted by request from the
"Stardust, and :Moonshine" column
in The Star of December 17, 1937.)
Have you noticed that handsome
Christmas tree in the office win-
dow of The Stair. building? .
You have? Well, there's a
tale connected with it that may
cost me my job, but it's well
worth the risk. 'Here 'tis:
The, tree, an unusually perfect
specimen of the genus pinus, was
brought in from its primeval set-
ting and erected on a suitable
"And now," quoth Editor Bill, "I
will show you the proper way to
decorate a Christmas tree." I
IHe moved a stepladder as near
to the tree as the lower spreading
branches would allow. He then
climbed .to the top step, and, with
glittering peak bauble in hand
hoped to fasten the, same. on the
very tip of. the evergreen. The
ladder slipped on the concrete
floor and Editor Bill, as safe as a
baby in' a crib, was deposited in
the 'branches of'thei'tree. He wass
RIVERS OF OIL-FROM WHERE?
Everyone has had -the fact impressed upon
them that rivers of oil are needed to keep
our fighting machine running. But beyond
general estimates in millions of barrels, fig-
ures are seldom published showing just how
the oil is consumed.
A heavy bomber uses 200 gallons of gaso-
line an hour at cruising speed, a fighting
plane 100 gallons. The tanks alone in one
armored division burn 10,000 gallons in an
advance of little more than 'oq miles, while
thousands of.gallons are also consumed by
trucks, self-propelled guns, armored cars and
other wheeled units. A single destroyer on
convoy duty burns something like 214,000
gallons of fuel oil on a single round trip to
Producing aand refining pe:..oleum, both' for
ourselves and our allies, is '.ie responisibili'fy
of theft Anierican oil industry. No other na-
tion' is a well equipped to do the job as we
are. That out petroleum ifidustry 'has been
able to measure up to the' load imposed on
ift, it directly traceable t6 the fact that it
was developed' afnd& has.' $e b' maintained by,
private individuals W'rkifigf iider the per-
sistent'stimulant" of' competition.-
Theid nation is ri'owbidifg told- repeatedly'
by .various- pfl1ik' ahtfibrIfiie that tii'e oil.
shortage' is going to: get far, far worse be-
fore it gets better. These warnings at nrioth-
ing new to oil men any more than they are
of the public. Oil meni themselves warn that
a serious shortage is impending and point
out that the main' cause is an inadequate price'
for crude oil.
Gloomy announcements from Washington
on oil and gas rationing are getting tiresome.
What the public and the oil industry want to
know is what plans, if any, are in -'the mak-
ing to find and produce more oil. So far
the regulators have been silent on this point.
There's a lot of talk going around about a
third party in 1944. Wonder if it will have
ears like a jackass and 'a trunk like an ele-
phant, or will it be some new and unheard
of critter ?
You can always get a pretty: good line on
a man by the way he treats his dog.
Herbert Hooveer can soon dig up his slo-
gan, "A' car in every garage," what with gas-
oline and tires getting scarcer every day.
The old-fashioned girl used to be nearly all
bustle. Now they're nearly all muscle, especi-
ally those who work in the shipyards.
a man completely Immersed in his
work, as it were.
"You will note," said the great
tree decorator as he clambered
from his resting place and thereby
tipped the tree over,-"that I dlid
not break the bauble!' He
surveyed the scene.. "And
you will also note that by placing
the tree, on its' side, as I wisely
concluded to do, I can now fasten
the decoration with ease and
:The gadget, which was made. of
thin glass, was properly fastened
to the tip of the tree', which Editor
Bill .then essayed to place in an
upright position. There was
a pop when the thing hit the ceil-
ing, and the editor was showered
with fine glass.
"I have decided," said our hero,
"that that decoration was not ap-
propriate. I sihail secure another.
Now if this tree were only on a
revolving stand, which I shall
have on the market next year, I
could stand here and throw the
tinsel at it as it turned, around."
For a full hour Editor Bill
walked around the tree, dropping
strings of shining stuff here, and
there, tying bells and globes to
the branches and seeking to con-
ceal the electric wires. Finally he
stood off 20 feet, squinted and
shook his head, kicked the cat,
told the folks to keep still, and
yet was unsatisfied.
"I have it!" he shouted, and
rushed to the work bench for his
He was gone some time, but
finally there could be heard a
noise: in the space, between the
ceiling and, the' roof. The
great tree decorator had bored a
hole in the. ceiling and was pre-
pared to shower tinsel down on
the. tree below!
CREECH RUNS INTO GULF
COUNTY MEN IN SOLOMONS
(Continued from page 1)
pull them, with; wanted to send
them to Dr. Coe. By the way, how
is Doc getting along? Wonder. i
some lucky girl has gotten him?
I have seen about" all of the
war that I want to seei and am
ready to come back to St. Joe and
try, to regain my shape. This hot
weather sure takes away your
stomach. It will cost, me a small
fortune to get my waistline back
to where it was when I left St.
There are lat of pretty sights
along the coast here, all kinds of
coral rock formations in the wa-
ter, and the ocean is real blue, but
I still like Northwest Floridq best.
I just had, a letter from a St
Joe 'boy, Raymond Warren. He'
was an ui:er' at Kerinney's, Mill. HO
went into the Seabees a few
mofiths before I did. His outfit is
on the other end of. this island.
Said he had run into Billy Hurl-
but here, so will get down to see
him in a few days and, will write
some, of you folks about both of
How about someone letting me
know who writes' "Stardust and
Moonshine'"? I enjoy reading it
very much. I sure have missed my
fishing. Haven't been able to wet
their first hook since I left St. Joe
and have been on more water than
I ever knew was in the world.
Wish I could tell you about the
job that my outfit has don"' here,
but will have to wait until I get
back. It looks ilke a masterpiece
to me. Editor Bill, I sure wish you
could spend a few hours here. and
see some of the. things that your
War Bonds are doing. I see by
The Stair that Gulf county put its
share of the War Bond drivei over
in a big way, and I felt extra
proud of the Rotary club.
Give my best regards to the
Mrls. and say hello' to the St. Joe
folks. A letter from hoine is al-
ways appreciated, so write me the
low-down on some of the boys.
Hope this finds you in the best
of health and be 'sure to keep
The Star in circulation.
"The currently made Jap ki-
mono has no sleeves," reports a
news agency. Well, the Japs no
longer have anything to laugh up
Don't spend your pay In
competition with your neigh-
bors for scarce civilian
goods. Save, America',and
you will save America from
black markets and runaway
Inflation. Buy more Bonds every
payday. How many 'bonds?' Figure
SIt out yourself.
The Low Down,
Editor The Star-Henry and my-
self, we been arguin' for years,
that things would be more trau-
quil if we could get away from de-
bate on 3 terms, or 4 terms, or
whatever term it is. Wranglin'
over the menace, pro or con, of
keepin' one person at the helm un-
til, they outlive their usefulness,
uses up "manpower- and woman-
power. But Henry and, me, we
don't happen to live in Ohio-we
live down here in the Swamp wita
the rest of the alligators and
stakes. If you hang out in Ohio,
you kin git in the papers.
Looky at their governor there,
he says 6 years is long enough for
anybody-and he gits on page 1-
arid everybody talks. Mebbe the
King of Ethiopia wouldn't agree
with the governor, but what is
good in Ethiopia might not be so
hot for the U. S. A. Also in Ohio,
the King of the Gypsies died and
the tribe there postponed selection'
a new king 'till after the war-
the president of the U.S. is gonna
be their temporary king, they say.
It's kinda hard to fathom just
what is a "temporary king," but
that's the way it was in the pa-
pers. Henry and me, I guess we
gotta move to Ohio if we expect
to amount to anything or put
over an idea.
Yours with the low down,
The Star is lik6 a letter from
home to your man 'in the service.
Send it to him before he goes out-
side the' U. S., otherwise he will
have to make a request for it.
Advertising donn't cost-It PAYS!
S /. /. -. '
Otof the inky blackness, .
Through utterd arkness hurled, ,
I Came the man-made "ell on Eaih,"' / ',
To a cais-an peaceFul N...La. ''I .
..' The boys were quietly slepl ; 'i,' V \' '
In foxholes carefully dui. '
"'$.. Sentries head the arakeets, Il r *
And the gttrj-ing lightning bug. \\, *'
The river on its sewar course, '
Gave no sign of warning.
: o It could not tell to the sleeping men \\
;.' The peace would be scsttere 'elre morning \ .
: The lonely sentry otood his watch ',
And thought of the folks hack home. '
Solemnly vowed if ever he gct back,
"'" Never more would he ruam.
Into this qalet d p .eful scene,
Crept Oeath under cover of night
To rndely waken hose sleeping men
And challenge ihen. all to fighl.
:'.. Somewhere ahead a shot rang ot,.
S.- Then the flash of a bursting lhei
Ij' Followed by a rciounding er'sh, \
And the moans of those who IfeL. .. .'
The Japs attacked with fearsome force;
The air was rent with scrco.mc;'
The Nips were taught another lessen
By t h Devil Dog Marines. ..
: An throuOh the night. the battle r'Q d; -.
.. Thd dawn broke l-right and.. .feir- ...,
;.' To show brave men who founih's k d ...
-*' ^ ,-T- preservq the things hel' da -.',
Th saun'cia Its sbainrkg rays
Upon'the bidod-eirhed scene e r -
Beainf back th desperate ,
Thq battered remalns of the Zikfw meA- B f
S Xkatlta4 thirW eertaUn defel,-L
W ldlty ted'a few more roada s, -
Thea heat a hatwy reit. e
6nt of the .La!. bcu.uness,// ,
.. ..-' Throgh' ir- darkfies hurled.
Caome the mna-mnie "Hell on Farth,"
To aa at anped peaceful morld-
Our buddles now rest in a In-tI-hg peace,__
Their Job onearth wcif done.
They dil their very' lerd bet
To sink the "1lsln Sun." /'
Well all remember-sU tme goes on-
How you f-ught like true --'n.e~.I
And ewer e r constant prayers will be,
God keep yi'... guarding Heaven's scenes!
I E 0:1 1 K
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1943.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Passenger traffic on the 10 trunk EASTERN STAR CHAPTER
line railroads serving New York to- ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR
taled 221,000,000 persons in 1942. At the regular meeting of Gul
Chapter, Order of Eastern Star
S -- .. held Tuesday night in the Masoni
R O 0 0 M A N D hall, officers for the ensuing yea
were elected as follows:
B O A R D Bessie G. Smith, worthy matron
BY THE George Cooper, worthy patron
WE E ZJ ola Maadox, associate matron
WEEK Watson Smith, associate patron;
r R Lovie R. Coburn, secretary; Es
D inning IRO m tel:e Griffin, treasurer; Pauline
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....2650
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40c
Dinner, 6 to 8 ...........40c
^ MRS. M. 0. FREMAN
, Corner Rei Ave. and ard St.
* Griffin Grocery Buillding
. .. .-; :
Smith, conductress; Alma Parker
Appointive officers were uiamedc
by the new worthy matron as fol
lows: Mable Christmas, chaplain;
WlTma Cooper, marshal; Myrtie,
Coody, organist; Onnie. Loi
Greer, warder; Byrd Parker, sen
tinel; Esther Temple, Adah; Mrs
Richard Spillers, Esther; Flora
Connell, Ruth; Claudia Sewell
Martha; Lillian Slaughter, E:ecta
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor,
9:45 a. .--Cbhich school
11:m00 a. m.--Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Pelo shlp.
7:30 p.m.-Evening worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3:00 p; m. Official board
meets fourth Tuesday evening of
each month. Workers' Council of
the church- school meets second
Tuesday evening of each month.
Prayer meeting, Bible study and
choir practice Wednesday, 7:30.
'Mr. and" Mrs. J. D. Brake an-
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Monday, December 13, at the Port
St. Joe municipal hospital.
SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 1943
S9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic, "CHRISTMAS
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic, "A PILGRIM-
AGE TO BETHLEHEM."
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FOR HOLIDAY BEAUTY .
You can afford to appear your loveliest at all
times, at these special prices. Come in today.
$7.50 Creme Oil Permanent Wave
With each SHAMPOO and SET and EYEBROW
and LASH DYE we will give a FREE ARCH
With each HAIR DYE we will give a Free Manicure
PR I N SHOPPE
ALL SENIOR O1"ERARS
Port St. Joe, Fla.
METHODIST WOMEN ENJOY POSTOFFICE OPEN SATURDAY
CHRISTMAS PARTY Postmaster H. A. Drake states
Members of the Woman's So- that the postoffice will remain
city for Christian Service of the !open tomorrow afternoon to care
Methodist Church gathered at the for the holiday rush.
home of Mrs. J. T. McNeill at 4 ----1.i
o"clock Tuesday afternoon for the Visitors From Quincy
annual Christmas party. Thirty Mrs. T. C. Ard and Miss
members were present. A contri- Eieen Arnold of Quincy were the
Dution was made at this time, fo
the Methodist orphanage at Selma
Ala., and each member brought
e handkerchief to be given to coast
, guardsmen at Christmas.
The following program, whicl
d was in charge of Mrs. Glean
- Boyles, was presented: Song b:
; group. Musical reading, Virginiz
e Swatts. Reading, "The Chris
Story," Mrs. 0. D. Langston. Grour
- singing of carols led by Mrs. J. L
Temple. "Tale of Christ," Mrs. J
a T. McNeill. Song, "Silent Night,'
Barbara Sue Boyle's. Following the
program a number of interesting
games were played, with Mrs
Ralph Swatts directing.
At. this time life, membbershi]p
certificates were presented' to Mrs
E. A.k Holidaiy and. Mrs. G. A. Pat
ton, and books of War Stamps
we're given to Mrs. Edwin Ramse3
and Mrs. Franklin Jones as stort
The. Christmas tree was decor
ated with redd, candy sticks, whicd
were presented, to .the members
following which delicious refresh,
ments were served byi Mrs. Me
BIRTHDAY, PARTY HONORS
MARY AGNES CULPEPPER
Little Mary Agnes. Culpepper ob
served, her fifth birthday Wednes.
day, December 8, from 4 to 6 p. m
with a party at her home. on
Seventh street. Games and re.
freshments were enjoyed by all
and the hostess .was. the recipient
of many lovely gifts from her
)Present at this delightful occa-
sion were Sonja Ann and Marguer-
-ite Lois Blount, John and Ann
Miller, Alex Gailliard, Linda Gale
Pyle,, .Tommy; and Jimmy Wil-
liams', Joyce and Sandra Farnell,
Patsy Daniels, Jerome Strickland,
Sandira Crawford, Bobby Porter,
Patricia Godwin, Frances McGill,
Joyce Waller and Baribara Jean
.Mrs. Culpepper w assisted in
entertaining the small folks by
Mrs. Woodrow W. Carter.
Cake, punch andi tiny open-face
sandwiches were served the little
PARTY HONORS TWO
Mrs. Jesse Smith, Mrs. Louis J.
Herring and, Mrs. Howards Taun-
ton were hostesses at a surprise
birthday party Saturday evening
at the home of Mrs. Smith honor-
ing Miss Melba Nedley and Miss
Gifts were presented to the hon-
orees in Christmas stockings, fol-
lowing which a buffet supper was
served to Mrs. Fredi McLain, Miss
Emeline Belin, Mrs. Mary Stew-
art, Mrs. Joel Carr, Miss Marguer-
ite Williams, Pfc. Carlyle Mat-
thews and the. honor guests.
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
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Processed Foods-Green stamps
A, B, C (Book 4) expire December
20. Green stamps D, E. F. (Book
4) expire January 20.
Meats and Fats-Brown stamps
L, M, N (Book 3) expire January 1.
Sugar-Sitamp No. 29 (Book 4)
good for 5 lbs. until January 15.
Shoes-Airplane stamp 1 in Ra-
tion Book 3 became valid Novem-
ber 1. Stamp 18 in Book 1 valid
Regardless, of bathing beauty
contests, -the best figures have
dollar signs before them.
r guests Sunday of Mrs. Jesse Smith
, and Mrs. Howard Taunton.
t- Mother III
Mrs. Lovie Coburn was called, to
h Greensboro this week by the ill-
n ness of her mother, Mrs. Ellen
t The Star is like a letter from
P home to your man in the service.
r" Send it to him for only $1 a year.
1Coming to the
COi,'m: E T :
A Martin Theatre Port St. JoA FM.
THEATRE OPENS SATURD
2 BIG HITS
SATURDAY, DEC. 18
Chapter 6 of Serial
- HIT NO. 2 -
December 19 20
BOB HOPE and
BETTY HU ITON
lET'S FACE IT'
TUESDAY, DEC. 21
Chapter 15 of Serial
S EVER Y BYsOY WELCOME
FIRST BAPTIST CHUI RCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor
AYS SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
ANCE DAILY AT 2:48 P. M.
THURSDAY, DEC. 23
"NEW ERA IN INDIA"
FRIDAY ONLY, DEC. 24
- FEATURE NO. 2-
Solves the Secretf
Phone 55 for Apporintmeint
for Good Food
65c to $1.25
Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30
Luncheon 12:00 to 2:00
Dinner 6:30 to 8:30
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17- 1943
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, F.LORIDA
PAGEFOU TH STR, ~O~l ST JtE, ULFCOUTYFLOIDA RIDY, ECEBERIV,194
R. L. Kelley at 135 pounds will
meet J. L. Mims at 145 pounds in
a five-round boxing match to be
held at the bandstand in the park
at 9:30 o'clock Sunday evening.
We don't know what the boys are
up to, but they promise a "fight
to the finish," and invite the pub-
lic to be, on hand.
Notice is hereby given that the
City Tax Assessment Roe' for tne
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for
the year 1943 will be submitted to
the Equalizing Board for approval
on the 21st day of December, 1943,
at the City Hail at 8:00 o'clock 1.
.M. All persons desiring to have
corrections made in such rot.,
whether in the listing, valuation
of property or otherwise,, are re-
quested to file with the, under-
signed on or before the 20th day of
December, 1943, their petition set-
ting forth their objections to such
assessment and the corrections
which they desire to have made.
. Witness my hand and the offi-
cial' seal of'the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, this 8th day of De-
M. P. TOMLINSO'?,
(Seal) City Auditor and Clerk, as
2t ex-officio Tax Assessor.
NOTICE .FOR DIVORCE
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida. IN CHANCERY.
David Lee Smith; Plaintiff,
Otto Bell Smith. Defendant.
TTTE- STATE OF FLORIDA: TO
Cr.,) B .Il 'Smith, whose residence,
domicile and' address as particu-
larly as known is Flomaton, Ala-
You-are: hereby ordered to ap-
pear on the 28th ,diay of Decem-
ber, 1943, before the above styled
court to the bill of complaint for
divorce filed against you in the
above entitled cause.
Witness my hand and official
seal in the' City of Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, this' 27th day
of November, 194-3.
(Court Seal) J. R. IHUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.,
Attorney for Plaintiff. 12-3 24
S- BJOE lBH Tl
Joe has 7 brood sows. He works
long and hard as does his whole
family. But because he is a typical
1U. S. hog farmer ... his sous will
farrou- litters of 8 to 9 pis. 3.5
out ofe er r' 10 pigs will die before
u'aning time he isn't getting
1nmaxinium pork production from
This isn't bad ... but Joe's brood
sows CAN PRODUCE MORE
1 -' ,: 'PORK. Better care of sows and
.h .e'eJ_^. pigs. an adequate sanitation pro-
gram, the best use of feed can
make it possible to...jarrou'big
Sli/tt ers of 10 1j I u I A, tbrijfty pigs
Stwean an al rage of 8 pigs in-
stead of 6 get more pork from
every bushel of corn.
S would that be good? On Joe
Barton's farm alone that would
mean 7,000 ADDITIONAL
POUNDS OF PORK or ENOUGH
S EXTRA PORK TO FEED 20
FIGHTING MEN ONE YEAR. We
S have suggestions to help the Joe
S, Bartons of this community pro-
r duce more Foodfor Victory. See us.
MEET THE MAJOR
CARD FROM ITALY
A Christmas card from Pfc.
Billie A. Bowen, who is with the
Fifth Army in Italy, was received
this week by Mr. andl Mrs. J. A.
. iThe card was drawn on V-mail
stationery and depicted a gun of
the 132nd Field Artillery with a
soldier (supposedly Bowen) writ-
ing "Merry Christmas" on the bar-
rel. At the bottom was printed,
"How is the old man? Love to all
thc family... Billy."
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Used piano in good
condition for Intermediate De-
partment of Baptist Church. Call
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, phone 19, Port
St. Joe. 12-3tf
FOR RENT-After Jai. 1, 'a six-
room house, suitable for 2 small
families, 6 miles north of Wewa;-
hitchka on the Dead Lakes. Three-
.quarters mile, off paved highway
on county road. For particulars
see or write C. F. Hanlon, Wewa-
hitchka, immediately. 12-17
PERMANENT WAVE, 59c! Do your
own Permanent with Charm-Kurl
Kit, Complete equipment, Includ-
ing 40 curlers and shampoo. Easy
to do, absolutely harmless. Praised
by thousands including June Lang,
glamorous movie star. Money re-
fundled if not satisfied. Weeks Dry
Goods Store, Highland View. 2-18
PASSENGERS WANTED Have
room for 15 to 20 swing shift
workers at the Wainwright Ship-
yard; 75c per day round' trip. See
E. J. Rich,,. White City or' E. E.
Rich, 'Port St. Joe. 1-7*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters.
Be a Cons
At the STORE with the
CHECKERBOARD SIGN pURINA
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY 5
Your Local Feed and Seed Dealer Port St. Joe, Fla
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the early days buckets had to be
I hoisted to the crow's nest-AND
I THEY LOVE IT!)
If you must disagree with a
friend, don't get mad about it.
Send The Star to your man in'
the service-only $1 for a year.
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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.- Offi-
cial U. S. Army Signal Corps Pho.-
tograph M a j o r Elizabeth C.
Strayhorn, of Nashville, Tenn., 'the
first WAC Major to' be stationed
in Florida, is the Assistant Com-
mandant at the Second WAC
Training Center here. Her last as-
signment was at WAC -Headquar-
ters, Washington, D. C., as Special
Assistant to Colonel Oveta Culp
Hobby, Director of the Women's
ANNOUNCES $500,000 LIFE
INSURANCE IN FORCE
Thirty-six years of steady growth
and progress have resulted in the
Jefferson Standard Life Insurance
company passing on December 10
the significant milestone of $500,-
000 life insurance in force, accord-
ing to Frank Hannon, local repre-
sentative of the. company. With a
gain of $30,000,000 insurance in
force since January 1 the company
has reached its 1943 objective
ahead of schedule.
Hannon states -that this is just
one 'of the many outstanding
achievements made, by the com-
pany since the organization in
1907 when it started with a capi-
tal of $250,000. Today the capital
is $4,000,000 plus $6,000,000 sur-
plus and reserve, making $10,000,-
000 available for the protection of
policyholders. Assets have grown
to $125,000,000 andl have more than
doubled in the past 10 year's.
JESSE STONE TELLS
OF THE P-C SHIPS
(Continued from Page 1)
is considerable monotony in the
work as days and, weeks go by
with nary a contact made, these
sub-chaser men live for the good
contacts and the day when their
depth charges will either destroy
their prey beneath the waves o0.
force them to the surface so thai
the gun crews can go to work.
. iTh'ese ships are also a "floating
schoolroom" f o r inexperienced
bluejackets, perhaps due to the
fact that the majority of the men
aboard are thoroughly trained in
tactics andi are thus in a position
to- pass on their knowledge to ad-
vantage. (This is off the record-
but many men seem to think they
deserve submarine pay, 'cause in
a heavy sea the constant roll of
their ship keeps .them practically
submerged most of the time. In
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone: 5 Port St. Joe
r Save Fuel Oil, Critical
iferials and Manpower
WHEN YOU SAVE ELECTRI!iTY
)rida Power Corporation
In the Service of Cus-
tomer, Community and
This is a family war. Put
the payroll savings plan on a
family plan, which means fig-
ure it out yourself.
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
Curtail spending. '
Put your savings
into war bonds every i'" i1
DR. J.. COE
-- DENTIST -
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
s:x:1days Ey Appointment
Costin Bu 'lint Phone 88
for all members
of the family.
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
Fresh Fish Oysters Shrimp
Our Fish Market Is Open from 9 to 11 a. m. Every
Sunday for Your Convenience
PHONE 136 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
ALL SET for a good full day's
work when a nagging head-'
ache sneaks.up on you; You suffer
and so does your work.
Ready for an evening. of relax-
ation and enjoyment-a pesky
headache interferes.with your fun,
rest, enjoyment or relaxation.
usually relieve not only Head-
ache, but Simple Neuralgia, Mus-
cular Pains and Functional
Do you use Dr. Miles Anti-Pain
Pills? If not why not? You can
get' Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills at
your drug store in the regular
package for only a penny apiece
and in the economy package even
cheaper. Why not get a package
today? Your druggist has them.
Read directions and use only as
directed. Your money back if you
are: not satisfied.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1T, 19433
THE STAR, PoOl' ST. JO~E, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA