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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
(The Star wants photos of Gulf county men
gemrng in thb armed forces. Pictures, which
should be in uniform, will be returned.)
WRITE 'EM A LETTER
T/'Sgt. William L. Tharpe
Post Operation Office
Marianna Army Air Base
N. B. Maxwell Gun Crew 2014A
Armed Guard School Norfolk, Va.
Ens. Carl N. Kelley VB-112
c/o Fleet Postoffice,, New York.
Lieut. H. W. Kelley
415 .-W. Chelton- Ave.
Germantown 44, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lieut. Walter J. Cooner
;92nd Ferrying Squadron
i Municial Airport P. 0.
'Sgt. Clarence Hicks
AAF Station 540 APO 735
.c/o Postmastqr, New York, N. Y.
!Ens. Tom S. Coldewey
-c/o Fleet Postoffice
San Francisco, Calif.
'V. R. Anderson Art 1/C USNAS
Patuxent River, Maryland
Sgt, Milas Byrd Named
As Outstanding Soldier
M/iSgt. Milas WV. Byrd, son of
1Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Byrdi of Port
;St. Joe, on December 14 was
,named by' his squadron com-
mander, Major. J. A. Anderson,. at
Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, as the
-most outstanding soldier of th'e
The master sergeant was picked
iout at the weekly inspection as
the one man to represent his or-
ganization in final competition to
.determine the best :soldier of the
entire, base, judged on military
'FRANK LAGRANGE WRITES
YE ED FROM SOUTH PACIFIC
Dec. 5, 1943.
Dear Mr. Smith-For the past
two or three months I have been
receiving The Star each week. Of
course they are a couple of weeks
late in getting down here, but I'm
always glad to get it, as, I'm sure
every other service man from St.
I would like to say to the peo-
ple of St. Joe, "From what I see,
in The Star, you have done a
swell job with the Third War Bond
Drive, and I think I speak for all
the service men from St. Joe when
I say, we have a town to be proud
of, and we' appreciate it."
In the last issue of The Star I
received, Paul Johnson had writ-
ten a letter andi asked for the ad-
dress of Buck Walters, which ITam
enclosing. (This address was in
last week's issue.-Edi.)
In closing I may add that I have
advanced in rating to Pharmacist
Mate Second Class.
Frank LaGrange, Ph.M 2/C.
Jesse Stone Grows Beard
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone this
week received! a photo of their
son Jesse, who is on a PC boat in
the Aleutian Islands. It shows him
with hair down to his shoulders, a
*mustache and a goatee. "He looks
like Jesse James, not Jesse Stone,"
said Mr. Stone. on viewing the
Christmas Card From Denver
Editor Bill and Mrs. Smith are
in receipt of a Christmas card
from Paul Johnson, who is sta-
tioned at Buckley .Field, Denver,
Golo. Says Paul: "Merry Christ-
(Continued on page 6)
VOLUME VIl PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943 NUMBER 12
Hits Port Saint Joe
Rust In Line of Southeastern Pipe-
line Corporation Halts Pumping
Of Gasoline to Northern Points
The gasoline shortage' hit Port
St. Joe hard this week and for a
"time every gas pump in, town was
dry. Motorists with both" gas cou-
pons and money went from station
to station, only to be confronted
-with the blint statement; "Sorry,
The situation was relieved yes-
terday by the arrival of se-veta'
tank trucks of various companies
operating in this section, but it is
expected that similar situations
will arise from time to. tim in the.
Local distributors' may have to
ration gasoline to their customers
and one- dealer said that he was
considering limiting customers to
two gallons each, but would allow
more .to cars that must be kept
running in the interest of the com-
The shortage is not confined to
this section, but is prevalent
throughout the state.
An Associated Press story from
Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday said that
rumors of an impending "freeze"
of gasoline sales in various parts
of the Southeeast 'had resulted in
runs on service stations at someone
places, but, both government and
industry officials denied knowl-
edge of any general \suspension..
The flow of gasoline north of
Macon, Ga., was temporarily inter-
rupted by rust accumulating in a
section of the Southeastern, Pipe-
line company's, conduit from Port
St. Joe to Chattanooga, Tenn., but
President A. S. Clay asserted in,
Atlanta that he did not believe the
shutdown accounted for a re-
ported shortage of gasoline in
parts of Georgia and Florida.
R O-WN c
under of gu
- out-F- ea-a-
--birth of tt
hope tha\ is Gl'ristnmais..
For it\is the everlastin,
mnakCs i--c-h a vitalforc
is one of never ending p
While it is true that
since-last Chr simas havi
effects-of the war lords
living-we know\ that tt
men of goodwill far out
These "little" p ple
community and other c
it was for these' same "1l
came into this world\19
So Christnmas belong
those who plunge the '
Let this true spirit-
your thinking and yo
friends as we now say t<
Buys Store Here
C. J. Sullivan Sells Two Furniture
Stores to One of Largest '
Concerns In South
The Rhodes Collins Furniture
company, one of the largest con-
"O ur stocks have rem ained wein p u r t hL difnu o m Ce .OUULI l, it -
fairly stable," he said, adding that week purchased from C. J. Sulli-
suppies at Port St. Joe 1had not 'van the two stores of the Florida
been as large as the pipeline could Furniture company, one in this
city and the other in Panama City,.
S __ N. H. Sasser, who has been act-
ing as manager of the two stores
NEW SUBSCRIBERS for the past three months, will
OVERLAP TO JANUARY continue as manager of the local
store under the new setup.
We can see that keeping The Mr. Sullivan has not announced
Star's subscription list at the pres- his plans for the future, but every-
ent level is going to be quite a one hopes that he will continue to
job. On Decemiiber 1 we had 12 make this city his home.
vacancies and, by last Friday they
had, all been taken-with two over. The Star is like a letter from
So we put on Curtis Jvans and home to your man in the service.
Mrs. W. C. Hancock and will de- Send it to him for only $1 a year.
duct those two from the expected
January vacancies; and since al-
most everybody is broke right af-
ter Christmas, we'll 'probably have
quite a nunimber who will fail to
renew this month.
Other new subscribers are. Mrs.
G. A. Patton, Myrtice Coody, Guy
Little andl W. 0. Harrelson.
LARGEST BUCK IN
YEARS IS BAGGED
What is said to be the largest
buck brought into Port St. Joe in
the past five, or six years was be-
ing proudly d'isplayeed yesterday
morning by H. F. "Big Boy" Rob-
erts and P. H. Croft.
The 'buck, a. 12-pointer estimated
to weigh about 150 pounds, was
bagged by the intrepid hunters in
the vicinity of Indian Bayou.
Your editor is looking forward
to a venison steak for Christmas
CIVIC CLUBS, THEATER
SPONSOR TOY MATINEE
The annual Christmas matinee
I for the kiddies of this section
will be held at the Port theater
tomorrow (Christmas) morning,
at 10:30 o'clock, with a big treik
on the stage and gifts and candy
for alrlchildren attending.
Remember, kTds, this is YOUR
party, and it is FREE so be
on hand at the theater tomorrow
morning and meet old man
Santa Claus in person.
Cost of the party is being
borne by the Kiwanis, Rotary
and Pilot clubs, each of which
contributed $12, the American
Legion Post, which contributed
$5, and the Port theater, which
provides a film and use of the
Will Help Solve"
om nity, like the rest Labor Shortage
has been shaken by the
ins. This' thunder echoes Camp to Bp3 Established Near We-
wahitchka Will Provide Labor
_wc once more celebrate For Paper Mills in Area
he Prince of Peacei
e P e P Final details are being worked
qs per sees no irony in out for establishment of a war
var an e message of prisoner camp in Gulf county to
provide workers to solve the labor
shortage in this area. The camp,
g hpe of Christmas t a whlih is to be set up on the site
Sin R, i;ves. That hop of theo C.CC camp near werwa,
.e in our hitchka, will care, for 250 prisoners
period of "Peace on Earth"' of war.
he columns ofthis paper 'The war prisoners are being
\_ brought here at the request of the
cbeel dominated by the St. Joe Paper company of thiis-city.
o ou\normal way ,f. and the Southern Kraft corpora-
O he el i "little" tion, which has a mill in Panama
ehe e geace l- ing Clittle ity. Both these mills have been
number the evil. unable to secure a sufficient suP-
\ the\ ct n of.t th- ply of pulpwood and the war pris-
re tnheCltizens\of thiS owners will be used for that pur-
'oinmuniti s like i And pose.
"ite peop le that C rst It is expected that the local pa-
itte peope hat vst per company wi.i employ 190 of
,43 y ars ago. \ the prisoners, some in the, woods
*s to them and not to and some in the wood yard, and
1\ .. \ the Panama mill will employ 60.
torld intq darkness it is pointed out by H. H. Saun-
of Christmas dominate ders. superintendent of the St.'Joe
.. \ mill. that these prisoners cannot
u can say to all yo r he used in any way which will im-
o you- pair the wages, working conditions
and employment opportunities of
resident' labor or displace 'em-
The camp is being. established
L "I .: ,' h-. ttI.' ar, ". o the
Local Navy la.:is *"r th-e ,.
Reported Mii g. operation with the S. S. Army,
reported IVlssinng Fouth Service Command, which
_* stipulate that such war prisoners
Nephew of Mrs. Ellen W. Sim- can be used only in areas in
mons of This Cityv: No De- which there are manual shortages
An Associated Press dispatch
from Washington states that the
Navy Departmen.t Tuesday an-
nounuced 83 casualties of the U.
S. Naval Forces (Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard) not here-
tofore released on Navy Depart-
ment casualty lists.
Among the names is that of
of labor and not in competition
with free labor.
BALL AND EDWARDS
INJURED IN WRECK
Edwarid, Ball and W. T. Edwards
were among the scores of passen-
gers injured Thursday of last
week when two crack passenger
trains of the Atlantic Coast Line
Basil Hicks, motor machinist's piled up in a double wreck at
mate, second class, U. S. Navy, 'Buie, a hamlet in southeast North
missing. Nearest kin, according to Carolina, and in which approxi-
the dispatch, is an aunt, Mrs. El-I mately 85 persons lost their lives.
len W. Simmons, Port St. Joe. Mr. Ball is still confined to a
Up to yesterday, no further in- hospital at Florence, S. C., but ex-
formation could be secured as to pects to be dismissed next week.
what action Hicks had, been re- Mr. Edwards, who was badly
ported missing in. shaken up and received slight in-
_i juries and ,bruises, is expected to
PILOT CLUB TO SPONSOR! arrive in this city today on busi-
NEW YEAR'S NITE DANCE ness in connection with the paper
The. Port St. Joe Pilot club has
a dance scheduled for New Year's LAUNDRY WILL BE
night, January 1, at the. Centennial CLOSED FOR XMAS
auditorium and extends a cordial
invitation to the public to attend. In order to allow employes to
Music will be, provided by the properly observe, Christmas, the
Tyndall Field, orchestra and pro- Creeck and Brooks Laundry will
ceeds of the affair will go to the be closed from 7 p. m. tonight un-
Army Emergency Relief. Fund. til 9 a. m. Tuesday, December 28.
Those desiring reserved tables .Customers are urged to call for
are asked to phone Mary Cather- their laundry and dry cleaning be-
ine Miller at 130. fore 7 o'clock this evening if they
Home From Military Academy will need it over the week-end.
Joe 'Sharit Jr., and C'leman The establishment will also be
Schneider, who are attending the closed all day Saturday, January 1.
Georgia Military, Academy at At-1
lanta, Ga., arrived, home last 1-ri- Week-End Visitors
day to spend the holidays with State Forester and Mrs. J. Lam-
their home folks. bert of Montgomery, Ala., Lt. and
_____ [Mrs. James L. Smith of Bay Min-
Mother Seriously Ill nette, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Austin Huggins was called to Smith and son of Brewton, Ala.,
Andalusia, Ala., Monday due to the spent last week-end here as guests
o"- an. ars. M-T rP.. s.
Pprn, f)f ifQ,1rinrl. in th" qnltll lnqt
ofM.adMs.J .S ih
11r 5e i u ilnes f is oter
* THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Barbarians from across
the seas would, if they
could, banish Christmas
forever from the earth.
But there'll always be a
Christmas! May the
Christmas season of 1943
find you in the midst of a
.good 1d-fas'ioned Yule
Merry Christmas from
aN of uso a.ll of you.
As you tie up your Christ.
uas packages think of us.
We'll be thinking of you
... thinking of how good
you've been to m in 1943
and of what pleasure it
has been to serve you.
And weAl be wihiaagyo
GRCOCERY and MARKET
Mrs. Smith Sells Home Any woman can keep a se--
Mrs. M. B. Smith this week sold cret, but she needs at least one
her two-story residence on Eighth other woman to help her.
street to Miles Hurlbut, who will _____-_____
remodel it into apartments when Send The Star to a friend.
material is available. Mrs. Smith
has gone to Newville, Aila., for an
indefinite visit with her son, Tra-
vis Graves. PORT INN
Vacationing In Miami
iMr. and Mrs. B. E. Kenney left DINING ROOM,
Saturday for the Everglades where
Mr. Kenney attended a forestry fr Good Food
meeting. Fromn there they went to ..f G F .
Miami for a week's vacation be,- '
fore returning home.
N. L. Johnson Home On Leave
GOM N. L. Johnson arrived Mon- < $
day irnm Gulfport, ,Mis., to spend
'an eijlit-diyi Teave with his wife ,-
.and daughter. Brakfa iS0 to 4:
EPIpAl. CHURCH Lunceo oO
Services ery Sunday evening Dinner it 10
at 7:30 o'cock: 0 .* .-
AMONG the things for which
Sour boys are fighting is the
right to celebrate Christmas in the
traditional American way. It is
with particular pride in our coun-
try's accomplishment in this direc-
tion and with firm faith for the
future that we send you now our
heartiest Christmas wishes.
ST. JOE LUMBER AND
It's about time for us to
wake up and thank our
many friends and customers
for their valued patronage
during 1943. We cannot tell
you how much we appre-
ciate your kindness. 'May
your Christmas be very,
5c AND 10c STORE
TIE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS,
dominating the world stage, once more has
incredihly rolled aside the clouds of war.
There is still beauty in common things, still
good in the world, ,and we are all grateful
for the glowing interval of Yuletide.
As for ourselves, we are also graeful for
your loyalty to us during 1943, and extend
the season's best wishes to all.
Gulf Hardware & Supply Co.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED,
but Christmas remains unchanged-
the year's outstanding holiday in the
timeless cycle of love and good
fellowship. In the same old familiar
way it gives us pleasure to wish for
you in'this season of 1943 the most
in Christmas cheer and enjoyment.
She'luider's Department Store
'Tis passing strange that
this month which fur-
nishes the least light
out of doors, should fur-
nish the most light with-
In. I's the Spirit of Christ-
as, a-nd the Merriest
of Ch maxtuaes to you!
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24,-1943
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
The season's greetings
sent in sincere and
of an asset miney can-
not buy-good will.
Merry Christmas to all
of you from all of us.
5c and 10c Store
uIm iup, in two:,wo.rds tle. achievements
of our armed forces. We, too, strike for
outstanding performance in every item of
service. We thank you most cordially for
your good will and patronage and wish
you the Season's Greetings.
Costing's Department Store
"ST. JOE'S SHOPPING CENTER"
MAY THE LIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR BRIGHTEN YOUR
CHRISTMAS SEASON THIS YEAR, WHILE IT SHEDS ITS EFFUL-
GENCE OVER A WORLD THAT IS SO TARDY IN LEARNING THE
WAY OF PEACE LAID DOWN TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU-A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. THIS
IS THE HEARTFELT WISH OF EVERY MEMvER OF THIS ORGANI-
ZATION, WHO JOIN IN EXPRESSING APPRECIATION FOR YOUR
FRIENDSHIP DURING THIS AND OTHER YEARS.
St. Joe Paper Company
*I '*' '' [ : *. ; 1 -. -, .. A -1 .
C. ; .. *;, .*- ; ** I :, i. '
War or peace, a brave new world is
in the making-a world in which
better opportunities will be had for
all. The Spirit of Progress is on the
march, and we may all look hopefully
to the future. At this time it is fitting
that we count our many friends and
recall the happy relationships of 1943.
We wish all of you the choicest bless-
ings that Christmastime can bestow.
St. Joe Motor Company
For Your Card
The English, compelled to make
the most of every scrap of paper,
have learned how to put their Christ-
mas cards to good use. They send
back to their friends the cards they
received from them the year be-
fore, just scratching out the friend's
name and adding their own.
Yule Card History
Although the first Christmas cards
were printed in England in 1842, it
was not until about 20 years later
that they were commonly sold. At
first they were simply handwritten
sentiments with the sender's name
appended. However, as their com-
merciAl possibilities were unfolded,
they were developed to their present
Smart Christmas decorations may
be made from white birch twigs
combined with white pine cones and
sprays. One unusual piece consists
of a basket rfade from white birch
and filled with pine sprays, red ber-
ries and dried grasses.
"At Christmas play and make good cheer
For Christmas comes but once a year"
G LITTERING more fantastically than the jew-
els of Aladdin's cave are the Christmas
trees in the windows of this town and adjoin-
ing farm areas. Everywhere, everywhere Christ-
mas, and the spirit which Christmas brings.
We love this town and its environs. We have
grown up here and have come to regard our-
selves as "a fixture." We have a great many
friends, "but not a friend to spare," and at this
time we want to thank them, one and all.
YES, CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR, SO IT BE.
HOOVES US ALL TO MAKE THE VERY MOST OF IT. ON
THE EVE OF THIS JOYOUS SEASON WE TAKE GREAT
PLEASURE IN WISHING ALL OUR FRIENDS THE FULLEST
MEASURE OF CHRISTMAS JOY AND HAPPINESS.
Kenney Mercantile Company
seem niore likely to "cause chronic,
dyspepsia than good fortune. But
these aren't the pies we Americans
are accustomed to-the English
mince pie is about the size of a
doughnut. To eat a dozen in as
many days is no trick at all, when
two or three of them can be gobbled
with a cup of tea.
New Zealand's tire shortage Is
so acute that even farmers cannot
obtain new ones.
Mince Pies for Luck-
That's British Tradition
One of England's gay Christmas
traditions centers around its delec-
table mince pies. It seems that each
mince pie eaten between Christmas
Eve and Twelfth Night will ensure
a whole month of good luck in the
That works out to just about a pie
a day for 12 days, to cover the cal-
endar year a stllnt that would
'God Rest You Merrie'
Exception is taken to the accus-
tomed punctuation of a familiar
Christmas carol by a correspond-
ent. He says:
"Why do not people give the origi-
nal, meaning to the; Christmas carol,
'God Rest You Mefrie, Gentlemen'?
In the time whed this carol was
composed, to be 'merrie' meant a
wholesome state of mind, which was
'wished' by the carolear on all peo-
ple, 'gentlemen.' "
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, PLO.RIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943
PAG T ORH TR OTS.JE UFCUTY LRD RDY EEBR2,14
JIST as surely as there'll
always be little boys and girls,
and big boys and girls, too (espe-
cially around Christmastime),
that surely there will always be a
Christmas. Our wish for you is
that this 'Christmas season of
19943' be the most memorable .
you have eier known. .
THIS STV0 TE
which for a great many years
has supplied the families of
this community with neigh-
borly things, wishes every
family an unusually happy
1943 Christmas season.
,Dauley Furniture Company
St. Francis Recreates
Scene of Holy Manger
When Caesar tried to blot out the
Christian church, awful days fol-
lowed, as the lovers of Jesus were
put to death. Christmas seemed
lost, until St. Nicholas, the boy-
bishop, rediscovered it in the Fourth
St. Nicholas-who became Santa
Claus-did good on the sly-slipping
into homes and leaving toys for the
children, without being caught. For
a brief time he made Christmas
"merry" again; then the darkness
Still later, in 1223, Francis of As-
sisi recaptured the spirit of Christ-
mas. He asked the pastor of the
village church to let him use the
church on Christmas Eve, and the
pastor let him have his way.
First, he filled the chancel with
hay. Then he found an ox and an
ass and pushed them up the aisle
into the chancel. He got a young
mother to sit beside them with her
baby; he made a picture of Christ-
It.was Francis who wrote the first
Chistmas carols simple songs,
homey, cheery, playful, and taught
the people to sing them. They
spread from land to land. The cler-
gy said he was crazy; the people
said he was a saint,.
Send The Star to your man in
the service-only $1 for a year.
LIGHTS ON TH&IR TREE,
SNOW ON THE WINDOW
LEDGE... THE JOYOUS
FACES OF CHILDREN...
... MAY IT BE A VERY
HAPPY ONE FOR YOU
The muskrat is so called from
The muskrat is so called from
the fact that just undhr the skin
near the tail are two musk glands.
Advertising doesn't cost--t PAYS!
Glory to God in the highest,' and on earth
peace, good wil toward men
Who can estimate the value of good will,
that "priceless ingredient",so c9nspicupusly
mentioned in that first glorious Chri-tmas
message? Be assured that we highly ap-
preciate your good will. It has been and
will continue to be our most treasured asset.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
Soderberg Lumber Company
Here's what went into a 12 pound
Christmas cake in the happy days
before rationing and scarcities, in
case you've forgotten:
Christmas Fruit Cake
1 pound of butter or other fat
11/4 pounds of brown sugar
10 egg yolks
2 oranges, juice and grated rind
1 lemon, juice and grated rind
1 teaspoon of soda
1 cup of molasses
1 cup of black coffee
1 pound of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cloves
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of mace
2 teaspoons of nutmeg
1 glass of tart jelly
3 pounds of raisins
2 pounds of currants
1 pound of citron
2 cups of flour for the fruit
10 egi whites
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THE STAR, PORT ST. J.OE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FR D Y DE EM E 24 93T E S A P R T O G L O N Y L R D A E F V
FIRST B APTIST C'HUR CH
PILOT CLUB TO HOLD
,SEAL SALE BANGLE DAY
The Port St. Joe. Pilot cub, met
at the Port Inn Tuesday night of
last week with the president, Julia
'The "Home, Frofit Journia-l" was
passed! aroun-ff to show members
what the Pilot clubs of the tiation
had done toward. promoting the
Third War Loan Drive. Duties of
the Pilot club in sponsoring the
tulberculosis Seal Sale was dis-
cussed, and it was, dbeided to post-
pone the sa'e of bang-les in the,
schools until after Neow Yeat's.
Mrs. Dorothy McLawhon was ap-
pointed to be in charge df "Bangle
Day," whIch is. to be the 'Friday
before Christmas (today).
A letter was readi from the, Flor-
ida Orphanage, Lha nking the club
.for its d6nati6n. Plans were made
at this t1me, for the d6ice to be
'held at the Ceintennialbul'dlr on
the n Igbt of January Land It was
also voted to donate $12 toward
'the Christmas tree to be held Or
the childired 'at the Port theater.
Xn 'Initiation pro'g'Ta-m '*ad h0ld.
for three Ow members,: Rachael
TrTlne, Catherine Miller:and
60TIST CIRCLIIE, ENJOYS
CIr6ld No. 2 of th,& Baptist W,.,
'M. Si- met Mondtay afterqooii with,
The'ChrisitrnAs 9fory from Luke ,
2 whs. reAd by Mrs. L.'K. Voss,
iollwed'with prayer by 'Mrs. W.,
L.Waller.Xfs. J. 6. Biggett rea;I
a 'paper on "TITe, Meaning.' of the
First ChristrnO,"- and- Mrs. Ram-
tey gave a teading bit "That First
A business session. followed, the
program, during which plans werle
made for the coming year.
The meeting was dismissed by..
,Mq-s..Baggett, followirig which a
social hour was enjoyed. and de-
k6ous refreshments seived by the
hostess to the'nine m4ombers at-
REBEKAH CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. COLLIER
Rebekah Circle No. 3 of he Bap-
tist chuich met Monday afternoon
at thB home of Mrs. Mr.ford Col-
fir`with_ 16 members 'present.
The scripture reddiing was taken
from. the, second, chapter of, Luke.
After -a short business meeting L
birthday w as remembered, "A
Babe 1943 yeatrs ago 71ng in a
manger that-has brought love and
joy tons, downthrough theages."
After love gifts were opened the
hostess served a beautiful plate to
The Star is likex a letter from
home to your man in the service.
Send it to him before he goes otit-
side the U. *S., otherwise he will
have to make. a request for It.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
-9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Serrnon topic: "WHAT IS
7:00-13aptist Training Union.
8:00-,Evening Worship. STUDENT". NIGHT 'AT.
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FOR HOLIDAY BEAUTY
'You can afford to appear your loveliest -all
times, at flipst speci al prics. me in t, _ay,
SV E Gj A L
$7.50-Creme .011 ermanent Wave
1 5 0
With each SHAMPOO and SET and EYEBROW
and LASH DYE we will give -a FREEARCH
We a .raw Manicure
,With each HAIR DYE will givei
B A UTY
P R I E S SHOPPE
ALL SENIOR OPERATORS
Phone 55 for Appointment Port5t. Joe, Fla.
"GIVE UP SMOKING"
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
"HERE COMES ZERK"
PE'CE KBER il "
Chapter 7 d S.erial
HJT NO. 2
oh9 my oarwg,
"TWO FOR THE MONEY"
December 26 27
BROTHER OF ROSS COBURN I Drake Thanks Public For
DIED LAST WEEK IN GEORGIA; Early ChAstmas Mailing
Mr. and Mr s. Ross V. Coburn I
were called to Columbus, Ga., on Postmaster H. A. Dra)ke thanks
Thursday of :ast week by the; the patrons of the, Port St. Joe
death of C. R. Coburn, M.r. Go- j postoffice- for their splendid co-
burn's ;brother. Interment was in operation in the early mailing of
the Bainbridge, Ga., ceinp i
I Christmas gifts and, cards.
Mr. Coburn is survived, by his Although there was. approxi-
wife and, one son, Italph V., of!mate-ly a 10 per cent increase thig
Bainbr-idge, his brother lloss, of I year over last dn su-ch mailings,
this city, and two sisters. the postmaster states that the
4(_ imallings were spread over a pe-
Home For Holidays riod of several weeks and that the
Robeft. Bel lows Jr., who is at- usua, last-minute rush was not as
tending Georgia Military 03ollege grea as experienced in other
at Milledgeville, Ga., rrlved home years.
Tues-day 'to spend the Christmas q7his year the burden on trans.
holidays with his parents. it
partation Jacill ies, together with
the. shortage of expe-fienced postal
Connell Is Viditor workers throughout the country,
County Commiss'idher'W- R. Con- has' majdje 'the matter of early
nell of Wewahitchka was a 'Visitor ihillings "One of iinpd-f-tance for de-
In this city Tuesday and dropped, livery by Christmas.'
In. at Thc,'gtar dtffic6 t&discuss thO* Is
ri6districting proposal. Advertising ddesn't cont-it IbAVB!
tjw-lqq m w 'MIDNIGHT SHOW
and "PASSING PARADE99
TUESDAY, DEP. 28
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY OUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
I CoNtIN.U.9, US PERFORM M A N C E DAI LY AT'2':46 -0. -M.
YEDNESDAY,: DJC 29
The approaching holiday season
makes us appreciate more than
ever before the priceless value
of our friends and customers,
like yourself. It reminds us, too,
of the sacrifices being made by
many of our friends now in the
service of Uncle Sam. To you,
and to all these, go our thanks
for'your patronage in 1943, and
our wishes for a joyous holiday.
TOYS! Strange Death
LeHardyPharmacyof MoIP4 Hitler
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Phone 5 Port St. Joe i
Chapter 1 of NEWSERIAL
JOIN IN THE NEW YEAR'S
FLYING CADETS' EVEFUNI
Flor id auok -at Port St. Joe i
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Send The Star to your man in
the service-only $1 for a year.
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 JaR. 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-Kur'
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
roi-m 'for 15 to 20 swing shift
workers at ,the Wainwright Ship-
yard; 75c per day round trip. See
SE. J: Rich, White City or E. E.
Rich, Port St. Joe. 1-7*
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida. IN CHANCERY.
'David Lee Smith, Plaintiff,
Otto Bell Smith, Defend it..
THE STATE OF FLORIDA: TO
Otto Bell Smith, whose residence,
domicile and address as particu-
larly as known is Flomaton, Ala-
You are hereby ordered to ap-
pear on the 28th day 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, 1943.
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.,
Attorney for Plaintiff. 12-3 24
KEEP THEM ON
Comfortable, well repaired
work shoes are an aid to foot
health. At the first sign
of wear, have us repair!
NOW, more than ever, you want
to stay on the job and do your
full share of the work which must
be done. Headache, Muscular
Pains, Simple Neuralgia, Func-
tional Monthly Pains slow you
down, interfere with your work,
spoil your fun. Have you ever tried
when any of these common pains
have made you miserable?
Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills are
pleasant to take, and prompt in
action. They do not upset the
stomach or make you constipated.
A single tablet usually brings
relief. Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills
are compounded under the super-
,ision of competent chemists.
Get Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills
at your drug store. Regular pack-
age 25*, Economy package $1.00.
Read directions and take only as
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.O
Three Months............. 650
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TO ADVERTISERS-In ease of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do" not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the. printed word remains.
SRight or Wrong
A NEW DAY IS BORN
We call it Christmas-tomorrow.
Centuries ago it ,.-as Yuletide.
Before that the Nativity.
Whatever human' beings have named it,
one thought hIas been'behind, it all-the birth.
of a new hope, the -dawn of a new day.
So tomorrctv, Port St. Joe may pause in
its business of being a progressive American
city and look backward as well as forward.
We can take stock of our community past
to see if it measures favorably with what it
should be, to find out if we've overlooked
those principles of good living-whether or
not you care- to call it Christianity-whichr
prompts a man or a community to serve his
<< With the Colors >>
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mas and keep The Star coming
this way." Same to you, Paul, and
as long as paper holds out we'll
keep The Star coming your way.
Pvt. Lightfoot Is Visitor
Pvt. Earnest L: Lightfoot of
Jacksonville visited here last week
with his mother, Mrs. W. C. Han-
cock, his grandmother, Mrs. J. S.
Gay, and other relatives on an
eight-day pass. After leaving Jack-
sonville he, returned to his post
at Camp McCall, N. C., where he
is stationed as a paratrooper.
Spending Holidays At Hcme
W. W. Ferrell, COM 1/C, who is
stationed at the New Orleans
We've been thinking,
folks, that you've been
very good to us during
1943, and right now
' is the most appropriate
time to thank you. So
thanks, everybody, 'and
fellow men or the community as a whole.
In this past year of stress we have made
mistakes. We have erred as it is only human
to err, but our troubles and unhappiness can
be wiped from the slate if only we will take
cognizance of the Christmas spirit which sur-
rounds every one of us at this time of year.
Our civic and fraternal organizations and
the local theater are doing their best to make
it a happy Christmas for those less fortun-
ate. In fact, they have been working toward
this end for some time, and for that reason
we can say that residents of Port St. Joe
more ,than ever before have proved the spirit
of Christmas has been active for more than
the usual week.
The community has been welded into a
stronger unit because of its charity work. It
has put many a shoulder to the. wheel in the
past year to help others over the rough spots.
We feel that Port St. Joe's record stands
equal with that' of any other small city of
its size in this matter.
With this in mind, we can appreciate more
fully than ever the real-meaning, of: Christ-
mas. And Tile Star, believing its- duty to
point out these things, extends its congratu-
lations and admiration to and for those in-
dividuals and organizations who have carried
a heavy burden uncomplainingly.
The editor of The Star knows their Christ-
mas will be all the happier for having helped
others, for having worked together.
The, Star wishes its readers a sincere Merry
Christmas and urges them to continue thru
the next twelve months with the same spirit
as they have shown in the past year.
Naval Base, arrived yesterday to
spend the Christmas holidays with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Billy Wallace Leaves.
Billy Wallace, who visited here
on a furlough from action with the
Marines in the South Pacific, left
Tuesday for Panama City to visit
with his sister. From there he will
go to Greensboro to see his grand-
mother, and then will report .back
Coming Home On Leave
A/iS Edward Eells, yho is at-
tending the Navy V-12 school, at
Milligan College, Tenn., Is ex-
pected to arrive this evening on a
ten-day leave, for a visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Ee'ls.
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
Santa may have new
modes of transport,
tion in his bag of tricks,
but our wish is that his
1943 pack include a
great big package of
cheer, addressed to
you, dear friend-to
Davis' Leave City
Sammy Davis has gone. to Gal-
veston, Texas, to work for the
DPC Towing Company and Mrs.
Davis left Wednesday for Dothan,
Ala., to spend several months at-
tending business college to 'com-
plete her- business- course.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Wall and son
of Jacksonville are spending the
holidays here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. 0. Anderson.
Visitors From. Alabam'
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Eells Jr.,
and daughter Barbara, of Atta'la,
Ala.. arrived this, week to spend
the holidays with relatives.
The honetyguide is an African
bird that points out honey to man
in the hope of sharing the spoils.
DR. J. C. COE
- DE NTIST -
Office Hours: 9 to 12 1 to 5
Sunday By Appointment
Costin Building Phone 88
BY THE $8 Q
WEEK 3 0R
Open to the Public
Club Breakfast, 6 to 9....250
Lunch, 12 to 2..........40c :
Dinner, 6 to 8 ........... 40c
MRS. M. 0. FREEMAN :
Corner Rend Ave. and 3rd St.",
Griffin Grocery Building
Uncle Sam is to be con-
gratulated, for he has
done and is doing a mag-
nificent job. This is, in-
deed, occasion for Christ-
Our compliments to
you, friends, our thanks,
and our most hearty
wishes for an enjoyable
and truly happy 1943
ST. JOE HARDWARE CO.
Phone 14 Port St. Joe
*A From C. .a'li.i.'s icy moun-
tains to India's coral strand the
age-old celebration of Christmas
.is in progress. In this season of
universal good will we welcome
the opportunity to thank you for
that measure of confidence you
have shown in us during 1943 and
other years. We will do our utmost
to continue to deserve it.
BYRD E. PARKER
EDD. C. PRIDGEON
J. E. PRIDGEON
J. B. WHITE,
J. R. HUNTER
Clerk Circuit Court
County School Superintendent
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FRIDAY, DECEMIBERR 24, 1943
THE STAR, PVK-f ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA