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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: July 28, 1944
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 Star wants photos of Gulf county men
servitgc in th armed forces. Pictures, which
hnnl,1t he in uniform, will be returned.)


The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center



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'Birthday _:arty'

At Tyncall Field

Everyone Invited to Celebration
Commemorating 7th Anniver-
sary of Army Air Forces

The flexible gu ery school at
Tyndall Field h a scheduled a
"birthday party" next Tuesday.
when the public i invited to at-
tend an open house celebration to
commemorate the! thirty-seventh
anniversary of tOe Army' Air

"a 'ill, The celebration will include a
brilliant display of Uncle Sam's
air power. Big B-17 Flying Fort-
reswses and1 B-24 Liberators, plub
several fast fighters like the P-40
and P-47, will be available for close
inspection by the public.
Another big feature of the pru-
gto gram will ber the exhibition of sev-
Preston White, who joined the eral different types of firearms in
American Transport Service In the "war room" on the flying line.
1942, has been on two ships tha. This "War room" contains maps of
were torpedoed, one off the all the important theaters of war,
mouth of the Amazon River and plus action pictures and exhibits
one off Casa Blanca. On the of captured war material.
first occasion he and another A similar program will be held
survivor spent four days ano the same day at the Apalachicoia
nights on the ocean in a rubber Army Air Field, with Lt. Col. Wil-
raft and were terribly burned, liam P. Kevan Jr., commanding of-
as they had on nothing but their ficer, as the host.
shorts when they left the shlp> _____ .._____
At present Preston is on a run C. H. JOHNSON NTRS
from the ignited States to EnU- C. H. JOHNSON ENTERS

RONALD BLACKMAN IS NOW ,C. H. "Whaley" Johnson has
,AIR "RANFRT eHANL^"'tsed his hat into te ri-lng as
Candidate for member of the boarI
Pvt. Ronald, E, Blackman, son of of county commissioners from the
H. B. Blackman of Cottonda:e, is Fifth District (Port St. Joe).
a member of the 'first class to be Whaley, a long-time employee 01
graduated from the Air Mechanic the St. Joe Paper Company and an
School at Rosecrans Field, a base active member, of the Willis. V. Ro-
of the ferrying division, Air Trans- wan Post, American Legion, is
port Command, near St. Joseph, well known and liked throughout
Mo.. Ronald, graduated last Satur- the county, and he feels that .he
day and has been assigned to an knows well the needs of the peo-
ATC base as a member of an air ple, and that if elected he woulcl.
plane maintenance crew. be. able to serve the people fairly
* Born at Port St. Joe, he was and impartially.
graduated from the Cottondale .___.--
high school. He enlisted in the COLLINSWORTH TOSSES

army in juune, 11)4;, anu came
Rosecrans from Love Field, Dal-
:as, Texas. Before. entering the'
service he was employed by the
St. Joe Paper Company.

Simpson At Camp Sibert
Pvt. John T. Simpson, we learn,
is stationed at Camp Sibert, Ala.
He has qualified as an expert with
the rifle and, has seven more
(Continued on page 2)


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Wiley Collinsworth of Highlatnd
View, who has -announced his
candidacy for member of the
board of county commissioners
from the Third District.


Wiley. Collinsworth of Highland
View, who has entered the county
commissioner race in the Third
District feels that'a couple of ola-
time political rallies' should be held i
-one in Port St. Joe and one, in
Wewahitchka where all canail-
dates would be asked to speak to
the voters and present their plat-
We think Wiley has something
there, and we, feel sure that such
a rally would be well attended by
voters of the. county. We trust
that other candidates will fall in
with Mir. Collinsworth's idea.


The Star this week carries the'
announcement of Jim S. Daniels
for re-election to the board of
county commissioners from the
Second- District.
Mr. Daniels, who is completing
his first term as a member of the
board, feels that the time he has
put in serving the interests of the
people will be a great ald In carry-
ing out the duties of the office it
-ie is returned to the board.

Visit In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Allen were i
week-end visitors in BaiRibridgei.
Ga., and while there ,ran across
P.Yt. John T. Simpson, former em-
ploye of the local postoffic0.

Instructions On

Xmas Parcels To

Boys Overseas

Must Be Mailed In Period. From
September 15 to October 15;
No Request Required

It may, be only the first of Au-
gust, but folks here at home who
have boys and girls overseas
should begin now thinking of what
they are going to put in, that
Christmas package.
Postmaster H. A. Drake states
that Christmas cards and parcels
for personnel of the armed forces
overseas must be. mailed during
the period beginning 'September Ib
and ending OcO.ber 15, but the
earlier the 'better. The war de-
partment advises that Christmam
greeting cards .must be in sealed
envelopes and paid at the first
class rate.
No request is required from ad-
dressees during this period only.
Each gift parcel must be market
"Christmas Parcel."
The size of the parcel must not
he oves 15 inches in length or 36
Inches in length and girth, and
weigh not over five pounds.
It is also pointed out that mem-
bers' of the armed forces are amply
provided, with food and clothing,
and the. public is urged not to in-
clude such matter in gift parcels.
Not more than one package will

be accepted for mailing in any on'
week when sent by or in behalf
of the same person or concern t'
or from the same address, Post
master Drake warned.


,The announcement of Roy B
Whitfield for re-election 'to the
board of county commissioner!
from the Third District (Over
street) appears in this issue o
The Star.
Mir. Whitfield is now completing
his second term as a member of
the board and feels that the voters

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Thos. R. L. Carter, of Beacon
Hill, who last week officially
announced his candidacy for
member of the board of county
.commissioners from the Third

Lewis Is Named As

Asst. State-Attorney

For Six Counties Making Up Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit; Ap-
pointed By Governor

E. Clay Lewis, local attorney,
has been: appointed by Governor
Holland as assistant states attor-
ney for the 14th judicial circuit,
made up of the counties of Gulf,
Bay, Calhoun, Jackson, Washing-

Wo ods. Swarming

With Candidates In

Commission Races

Many Announce In All Districts
For First Primary to Be Held
Tuesday, August 8

Go out and turn over a stone

or peel the bark off a fallen log
and, candidates for county commis-
stoner scurry in all directions. At
least that would seem to be the
impression gained when one con-
siders the large number of candi-
dates who have already qualified
and announced for county commis-
sioM.er in the five districts.'
: In Port St. Joe District No. 5 we
have W. C. Roche, the incumnben,;
H. C. "Whaley" Johnson, J. 0.
Bragdon and T. D. '"Doc" Whit-
field all actively in the race. And
we understand there is another
black hdrse, chomping at the b7Z
and who probably will qualify to-
day-the last day in which candi-
dates inay qualify.
In Port St. Joe District 4 we find
George W. Cooper, popular barber,
and Basil E. Kenney Jr.,of the St.
Joe Lumber & Export Company
in thie race. As far as is known,
there are no further aspirants in
this arena.
In the, Thirdi District, which in-
cludes Highland View, Overstreet
and Beacon Hill, we have J. V.
"Chris" Martin, the. first to toss
his fedora into the ring; '1h:os. R.
L. Carter, former judge, and Roy
B. Whitfield, the incumbent. Two
ether citizens of this district had
publicly announced that they wou'd

ton and, Holmes. be in the, race, but up to yesterday
Mr. Lewis, who will work underher had qualified:
States Attorney L. D. McRae, In District 2, up in the north
states that his new duties will in end of the county, Jim S. Daniels,
no way interfere with his regular the present member of the bo S. Daniels,
Legal practice. as yet has no opposition.
Hss appointment ,was effect Likewise in District 1, Wewa-
'as of July 10. hitchka, W. R. Connell has no op-

f position for re-election. 'However,:
should take into consideration the we have heard that a certain We-
experience he has gained in se- wahitchka business man is watt-
f electing a representative from the ing until the last minute to qualify;
Third District. and run against Roy.
As voters all over the county
COMMISSIONER RACE will vote on all candidates, they
should study well the qualiftca-
l ." "' tions of each before marking their
ballots, for, after all, the five men
elected to the board must transact
business for all the county.

Write a letter today to that boy
of yours in the service.


J. 0. Bragdon of Indian Pass, candidate for member of the board
of county commissioners from the' Fifth District (Port St. Joe). ,

T. D. "Doc" Whitfield, who is a.
candidat' for member of the.
board of- county .commissioners
from the Fifth (Port St. Joe)

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Invasion of Holland


Send The Star to a friend.

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St. Joe Motor Co.

Pheae 37

S/AYBE it's an outing you wan
next Sunday, or help with th
Whatever you wish from you.
family, a special Peach Cake for
dinner will help win it. For right
hand aid on this dessert, try the
new self-rising flour now on the
'market. The new product has lots
lof advantages over the old self-rising
{flour, because action is slowed sc
that by the time your cake is mixed,
[the baking powder is only starting
,to work. Thus, you lose none of
'the "risin' power.
Here is the recipe to try with the
new flour:;
e Peach Cake.
Cream 7 tablespoons or a scant
1 cup fat. Add % cup sugar. Cream
untill sugar has dissolved. Add I
egg and stir in thoroughly (do nol
'beat). Add % cup milk and 1% cups
self-rising flour alternately. Add I
teaspoon extract. Pour Into a
,greased and floured cake pan, and
bake in moderate oven (350 degrees
J.) about 30 minutes. Whip 1 pint
whipping cream and add /4 cup sug.
.ar. Split the cake. Spread lower
.half with 1 cup crushed peaches and
-half the whipping cream. Add top
layer, and pile with another cup ol
'crushed peaches and remaining
cream. Garnish with peach slices.
Paid Political Advertising

To the Democratic

Voters of Gulf


Since I will be unable to contact
,you personally to solicit your vote
for County Commissioner in Dis-
trict 3 due to lack of time, gas and
,a great deal of unfinished title
work contracted for prior to my
decision to run, I am taking this
means of discussing matters with
My announced promise is, in
brief, "Service men first," and it
remains just that way. However,
to help the service man we must
of necessity help ourselves.
To this end, if chosen by you, I
propose to urge upon my col-
leagues the crying need for careful
study of post war planning as al-
ready being outlined by Federal
and State Agencies, the State and
United, States Chambers of Comn-
merue, the Civic Clubs, the Legion,
the Churches and School authori-
ties. With thorough understand-
ing of what may happen, we can
in a measure prepare ourselves for
events that will rapidly 'unfold at
the close of hostilities.
It has been repeatedly said:
"What can the county do besides
what it is already, doing? What Is
to be, will be," and so on. I sub-
mt if we meekly take what Is
given us and make no effort to
get our share of the benefits, we
Will be guilty of negligence in the
extreme. We will richly deserve
the censure of those who have
fought to keep "the land of the
free and the home of .the brave,"
"To keep America American.
Let me beg of you, whoever you
vote for, to take thought of what
is just around the corner. We have
the opportunity of maKing Gulf
County what she Is potentially
along material, social and religious
lines.. May I suggest that you give
mature consideration to the fore-
going in making your selection of
candidates on August 8th.


Official U. S. Signal Corps Photo
HOLLANDIA, DUTCH NEW GUINEA-This sbundphoto shows "General Sherman" tanks-landed
during the invasion here-assembled to form a patrol for the purpose of mopping 'up the remaining
Japs. In background, a Jap ammunition dump blazes after having been set afire by the preliminary
naval and. airboambardment.

Theater Manager Here f Coupons Invalid
R. E. Martin of Columbus., Ga., All gas inventory coupons usea,
owner of the Port theater, was in prior to July 15 are, now invalae,
Port St. Joe Monday on an inspea- OPA officials announce. This ac-
tion trip, but didn't stop long tion was necessary because of
enough to make, arrangements for widespread abuses such as couns-
a revision of the cooling system terfeits, it was stated.
in the local theater. Too bad. he ---- ---
couldn't have sat through a show Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!
and sweltered, as do the patrons
of his theater. SHINE YOUR SHOES!

New Clerk At Postoffice We have the largest stock
M o M T n"- ....of Sht k P. D.L i I P^. Crt

iTirs. M. J. Donaldson has ac-
cepted a position at the postoffice
as c'erk.

'When a man is old enough to
know better, it's about time to ex-
pect the worst.

vo rt o u n11 11o e UL or zL.
Joe All makes! All col-
ors! Paste and Liquid.


K With the Colors

(Continued from page 1)
weeks of training at the Alabama

Roy Taylor Promoted
1oy, E. Taylor, son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. C. Taylor of Wewahitchka,
has been promoted to staff ser-
geant. He is with an air depot of
the Eighth Air Fore& Service
Command in England.

P.vt. John T. Simpson, 34980758,
Co. G, 2nd. Rgt., Camp Sibert, Ala.
Ernest Carl Cowart, S 2/c, Per-
sonnel Office, U. S. Naval Air Sta-
tion, Vero Beach, Fla.
Capt. Robt. W. Cowart, 0-456526,
Hq. 295th Eng. Bn., APO 230 c/o'
Postmaster, New York, N. Y. I
Lt. Robert A. Dendy, 02036980,
Hq. V Bomb. Command, APO 713 1
c/o Postmaster, San Francisco.
David B. Maddox, A/S, Co. 891,
Area. A9, Hut 124, Camp Peary,
Williamsburg, Va.
S/iSgt. Vergil A. Jordan, 34588-
971, Co. C, 880th AB Eng., Av. Bat.
APO 565, c/o Postmaster, San
Francisco, Calif.
T/Sgt. William M.. Coady, 4204th
AAF BU (AcFT. sv) AfCanta Army
Air Base, Atlanta, Ga.
,S/iSgt. Roy E. Stanley, 34706186
APO 16209 Dd 6, c/o Postmaster
New York, N. Y.
A woman can say more with a
mouth full of pins than a man can
say with a mouthful of cigar.

WE DELIVER-We have regular
i dtlv.ry routes in town nd co In-
S y. Save time and auto tires by
letting us deliver.

Phone 30 Port St. Joe


BY THE$8 00
WEEK $ .0

SDining Room
: Open to the PubrKc
Club Breakfast, 4 to 9....2.
Lunch, 12 to 2...........40*
Dinner, to 8 ...........44k

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0 We are justly proud of our pre-
scription department and cordially
invite you to inspect it. Only regis-
tered pharmacists compound pre-
scriptions, and only the finest chem-
icals, pharmaceuticals, and biologi-
cals are used. Visit us and become
better acquainted with our service.
We* Merck Prescript.ion Cmkds'

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

DANLEY Furniture Company
Port St. Joe, Florida

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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1944

Mayor Proclaims

July 24-30 'Wave

Birthday Week'

Calls Upon Citizens to Observe the
Occasion With Display
Of Flags

In tribute to the thousands of
young women now serving thelr
country as WAVES, Mayor J. L.
Sharit Monday proclaimed the pe-
roled of July 24 to 30 at "WAVE
Birthday Week" in Port St. Jo,,
and called upon the citizens of the
city to observe the occasion with
the display of flags and other suit-
able means of honoring the girls
in navy blue today, tomorrow and
"Young American women from
this and thousands of other com-
munities all over our nation," the
proclamation read, "aIm serving
with distinction in this excellent
military service for their country's
"'Therefore, I; by the (authority
vested In me as mayor, do pru-
'claim .the week beginning July 24
and ending July 30 as 'WAVES
Birthday Week' and hereby call
upon the citizens of Port St. Joe
to observe by display of flags and
other suitable means, honor to the
women helping win the war a!
The WAVES, first established
by an act of congress in 1942, will
observe their second anniversary
on Sunday, July 30. Enlistments
are'.open to the young woman of
20 -to 36 with two years of high
school or business college and ir
married, no minor children. They
may contact Mrs. R. V. Coburn, lo-
cal volunteer recruiter, or apply
to Navy Recruiter Al Wilkins, who
makes regularly scOeduledth4talsil:t
Port St. Joe.

Softball Results

The Paper Makers continue to
hold their lead in the Port St. Joe
softball league, although they did
not play this week. The Kiwanians
are still in second place,- though
up a notch with two wins, while
the High School is in third plaoe
and the Rotarians continue to oc-
cupy the cellar.
(Last Fridlay night's game re-
sulted in a 7 to 6 win. for the. Kl-
wanians ovei the Rotary Club. It
proved interesting throughout and
almost resulted in a win for the
Rotarians when they staged a last-
minute rally and chalked up three
runs in the seventh. The box score
Team- 1 234567- R HE
Kiwanis ..0 0 0 3 0 3 1- 7 14 13
Rotary ...1 0 0 0 2 3- 6 14 11
Tuesday night the Kiwanis Club
took the High School boys down
the line by a 19 to 15 score In
what proved to be a batter's holi-
day, there being 45 hits chalked up
by the two teams during the tilt.
The Kiwanians took the lead In
the first inning by marking up
eight counters to the youngsters'
one, but the High School evened
things up in the second by holding
their opponents ,scoreless and driv-
ing in seven runs to tie the score.
They led by two runs up to the
fifth, when the Kiwanias staged a
rally for, six runs off of seven
singles and six errors on the part
of the school boys. During the
sixth and seventh the Kiwanlanm
scored four more runs andi the
SHigh School three. The box score:
STeam- 123 4 567- RH E
Kiwanis ...8 0 1 0 6 1 3-19 20 15
Hi School 1 7 3 0 1 2 1-15 25 18
"Team Standings
Team- W L Pct.
Paper Makers....... 5 1.000
Kiwanis Club ........C 4 2 .667
High School........... a 4 .33
Rotary Club .......... 5 .000
'like Paper Makers meet lea Ro-
tary di*W in. tonight's. .game; the


Rotary Club and tie High School the Gulf Coast Sluggers, colors
will tangle next Tlesiday evening, ball teams.
and the Kiwanians and the Paper The Zula Giants will meet th
Makers meet Aug t 4, local colored boys dressed, in gras
-- skirts and with their faces painted<
COLORED BALL rEAM TO Manager Nathan Platers of th
PLAY IN RASS SKIRTS Sluggers s-tates that there will b
A baseball gamn that probably a reserved section for white folk
will interest ball fins of Port St. and that police protection will b
Joe will be played at the St. Joe provided.
ball park Sundayi afternoon be- --- ---
tween the Plateau Zula Giants and Matrimony is the splice of life.





An old judge who was known for BE IN ST. JOE TODAY,
the remarkable speed with which Navy Recruiter Al Wilkin o f
e the Marianna Navy recruiting StaW
he disposed of his cases, was tion will be in Port St. Joe at th@
asked by a friend to explain it. office of the selective seryvia
"I always listen to the plaintiff board today, July 28, between the
Sand then I make my decisionn" hours of 1 and 4 p. m.
"Never to the defendant?" All interested persons, mien Of
"Well, I did at first," replied the women may obtain information on
judge, "but I found it confused the various branches of naval S*l'
me."-Lookout. vice from Recruiter Wilkins.

$e proudest tifle

in the Arm9

IT CONSISTS of two simple words.
1 Yet every soldier who's worth his salt covets it.
This title is simply: .. :-.
"Good Soldier."
It isn't just happenstance that so many women
in the WAC have earned this title-the proudest +
in the Army.
For wherever Wacs are working, both here and
overseas, there you find a job well done. And done
with a spirit so gallant and fine that high Army
officers everywhere say of the WAC...
"They're soldiers. Good soldiers!"
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Pubilehed Every Friday at Pert St. Joe, FIe,
-by The -Star Publishing Campany
W. 8. SMITH, Editor

Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... $1.-0

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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.

Owr Country Right or Wrong

The average citizen in Port St. Joe had
little concern over taxes five years ago. Of
course most of us bellyached a bit about pay-
ing sewer and paving assessments, but that
was something we really needed and was a
boon to the city, so we didn't yowl very hard,
just enough t9 keep up our morale and show
our independerice-which is one of our Ameri-
can perogatives. About that time "soak the
rich" was the stock method of raising in-
creased public revenue all over the nation,
and, as none of us here were what could )e
termed "rich," it didn't nick us. Even up un-
til two or three years ago,. it seemed as if
the so-called rich could always be assessed
through business or death taxes to raise pub-
lic revenue, But we have had a shock-"soak-
ing the rich" will no longer pay the tax bills.
From now on, the tax collector must "soak"
Labor, for example, has found in deduc-
tions from its pay checks, what taxation
means. 'In- other words, industry and lab6r
are at last in the same tax boat.
Gross earnings and gross wages mean
nothing. Jobs must be created out of net
earnings. Homes must be built out of net
wages-the money remaining after tax de-
So today, when you say "soak the rich,"
you are really asking that you be "soaked,"
for you, as well as everyone else, today are
on an equal footing as far as taxatios is con-

Our fighting men down under report a na-
tive tree which bears a fruit like the canta-
loupe but as hard as iron. Probably a canta-
loupe.-Detroit News.

As of January 1, 1944, the oil companies of
the United States reported an expenditure of
nearly one billion dollars of their own money
exclusively as a war effort in accelerating re-
fining, marketing and transportation facili-
ties of the war-geared petroleum industry.
This huge sum does not include the incalcul-
able other millions of dollars spent by the
companies for stepped-up exploration similar
to that going on in Gulf county now, and de-
velopment and wildcatting to assure the pro-
digious petroleum production war has made
A country of freedom like the United
States has the edge over any nation whose
people are dominated by rules with no faith
in the intelligence of their fellow citizens.
People who are dominated must be led. When
war came the people of this country did not
wait to be led by government authority. In-
dustries such as oil went ahead on their own
initiative with the result that the armed
forces have plenty of oil and everything else
they need.
Individual independence is the secret of the
American production miracle. The Axis lead-
ers cannot understand this as our tanks and
planes by the tens of thousands blast them
out of their ill-gotten empires.

The circus fire tragedy at Hartford, Conn.,
is unusual in ,only one respect-it caused the
death of an unusual number of people in one
fire. And yet death was no more definite for
each of those victims than it is for the indi-
vidual who perishes in a farmhouse, or for
one or two or three .children who meet death
in home fires 'almost every day.
Because some 150 people meet death from
a single fire in Hartford, the tragedy is given
page headlines across the nation. But when
10,000 people are burned to death annually by
ones and twos, you never see the fact blaz-
oned to the world in large type.
Circus or night club tragedies, and most
other fires, could be prevented if each indi-
vidual appointed himself a committee of one
to see that every time he lit a match, smoked
a cigaret or had anything to do with any ap-
pliance that caused heat, it was out or prop-
erly safeguarded, when he left it.
Our 10,000-a-year fire death toll could be
largely eliminated if we would all learn a
lesson from the Hartford disaster and be in-
dividually careful.

A compliment can make an insult feel like
a plugged dime.

We are indebted to the genial
-- -.- -r-'- and gifted pastor of the Port St.
Joe, Fla., First Baptist Church,
'''"Rev. R. F. Hallford, author of
"Man's Questions and God's An-
swers," for another very excellent
"."volume of sermons, "Reincarna-
tions of Christ."
P, The ten sermons in this book
Aare, Biblically sound, theologically
safe ,thoughtful, and thought pro-
y.. votingg, helpful and heart-stirrinkg.
Read, studied, appropriated, prac-
ticed and preached, the wonderful
messages of this book will bring
b blessed results in the stirring of
hupan, hearts and wills.
S. ilyI commend this book most heart-
Sily. I would especially commend
the sermons on: "What Eve Got
Us. Into" as showing the awful
i.. ...... .. .-havoc and hell of sin; "What
TU. S. Marines in the Cape Gloucester, New Britain, area, must carry Christ Is to thbe Believer," a clear,
their weapons at all times-even to chow. TSgt. Vic Donahue, .a satisfying statement of what Jesus
combat artist, sketched the above illustration, as Capt. Henry J. means to the believer, and. "The
Adams, Jr., minus his weapon, picked up a captured Jap mortar and
fell in line. It was good for a meaL Answer of Calvary's Cross" as
showing the all-sufficiency of tnte
Atonement wrought out on the
SINGING CONVENTION TO be in concert, along with other Cross by our Lord Jesus Christ.
IBE HELD AT PANAMA CITY outstanding singers. Everybody is r by Rev. B. C. and, Live
invited to attend.
iet e. "Oak, Fla., July 6, 1944.
The Bay-Gulf Singing Conven- e ee to be aake to fin --- -
tion, will convene at the court If we can't have, all that we may
house In ::Panama City .t*aV grandma's glasses, but ow $ she _w.t, -pweain we should, l tht ma-
night, July 29, and Sunday, JE1' y leaTes thei right whore Ohl emy fttl it .we dio't g.et all that we 4lf-
30. The Vaughn U ton. quartet willties tlhiim. a serve

The Low Down
Willis Swamp

Editor The Star:
Some time ago I was expoundin'
on a sales tax, and why we should
have one, and Henry rose up and
said, "What's' left to tax?"
A boy jist out of high school an'

Husband: "Y;ou will never suc-
ceed in making that dog obey you.'
Wife: "Nonsense. It's only a
matter of patience. I had. a lot ot
trouble with you at first."-Royal
Arcanum Bulletin.

making' 75 bucks a week at some lVe
war work don't know what to do
with. that much dinero. Puttin' a
10 per cerlt. tax on his- spendin-
wouldn't crimp his style or slow l"
him down. But folks who don't /
now git such inflated' wages would
find a new 10 per cent tax upset-
tin'-that is what Henry told me.
But ifen we sit around on a
stump and wait 'til the 75 buck
jobs are finished and Uncle Sambo
don't git some of it,in taxes now,
then, sure as shooting whoever is
left is gonna git a double dose, an' KI EEPING HOUSE, helping,
instead of bein' jist upsettin' an' take care of the family-youo
would realize that business girls
annoyin', it's-gonna be painful ano are not the only ones who some-
tough. We better have our extra times get Headache and Tired)
tax misery now, while we've got Aching Muscles. We home girls
plenty of companyoften work just as hard and have
plenty of company just as many Headaches, just as
Lots of the debt is from the war many Stomach Upsets and get
but lots of it is from tinkerin' with just as Tired.
Socialism but calling' it Uplift. About a year ago, I first used
But we gotta dig up fer both- 'ALKA C I'| E T
mebbe it will sober us up. We bin A9I;TZ
listening to the ubarkers-andi wb I find that it eases my Aching
Head, takes the kinks oUt of Tired,
come home with a brass watch. Aching Muscles.and bIngs relief
Yours with the low down, when I have Acid Indigestion.
JO SERRA. The' family says I am a Ilo
---- ---- easier to live with since I have.
Influence is something you as-, known about Alka-Seltzer.
sume you have until you try to Have you tried ALKA*SELT.
use it. ZER? If not, why don't you .get
e__t__ .a package today? Large package
--6-6, Small package 300, also by,
Write a letter today to that boy the glass, at Soda Fountains. "
of yours in the service. _

Kenney Mercantile


Groceries Meats Dry Goods

Fresh Fish -Shrimp Oysters

J Phone 16-W Pert St. Joe, Fl.

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FRIDAY, JUL;Y 28 1944



IllllmillulilllltIIIflIIllilfllmlHilltt i fllll l tHitingU HARDY FAMI HY.*OLDS
RATION NOTES Once a ye the '. G. Hardy
family of Oveistreet have a fam-
IIll1l1llllm1lllllllllllllllllllu llin11lll tlllllll llull 111 ll ly reunion. L st Sunday, July 23,
Processed Foods-Blue A8 thru the! children atd a few* friends of
A5 (Book 4) now valid at 10 points Mr and Mrs. liarJy gathered, to
each, for use with tokens. Good enjoy a delici Os barbecue dinner.
indefinitely. Those present wei.re Mr. and Mi's.
Meats and Fats-Redi AS thru W. H. Howell, t Alton Hardy ana
Z8 (Book 4) now valid at 10 points family, and Ho ace Soule and fanm-
each, for uise with tokens. Good ily. all of Port: St. Joe; Arthur -L.
indefinitely. Kimbrough aid family, Panama
Sugar-Sugar stamps No. 30, 31 City; Wendell ,Spence and family,
and 32 (Book 4) good for 5 pounds Bascom; Mr. apd Mrs. J. B. White
each indefinitely, and family, Wevahitchka, and Rol-
Canning 'Sugar-Sugar stamp 40 and Hardy and James R. Guilford
good for five pounds canning su- and family, of Overstreet.
gar until Feb'. 28, 1945. Apply to Two of the Harndy boys, Quincy
local board for supplemental ra- and. Maxie, ane1 in the Navy. Mrs.
tions. Hardy asked that each guest eat
,Shoes-Airplane stamps No. 1 an extra serving for the, boys in
and 2 (Book 3) valid indefinitely. the service.
Gasoline-A12 coupons are nowi The dinner, whichc, consisted or
valid west of the Apalachicola barbecued, pig1 cole-slaw, potato
River. salad, candied1 yams, peas, corn-
"--- bread, iced tea and assorted cakes,
BAND STUDENTS was s.preadl on tables In the back
LEAVE FOR SCHOOL I yard of the Hardy home under the
Four. members of the Port St. big pecan tree. ,
Joe high school- band, Fay Morris,L Most everybody made a thire
Maurice Maige, Wade Barrier and trip to .the table for refills," wita
Merita Sutton, left Sunday for Tal- ,one exception-Alton 1-ardy just
lahassee to attend music school remained at the table until h"
for five weeks,. filled his tummy. What a capacity!
This school is held every year Everybody had a most dellghttu.
by the Florida State ColPege for tme and all are looking forward
Women. to next year's' reunion.

Chipley Visitors More Butter Points
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Nepper of Port St. Joe housewives this
Chipleyi spent Monday here as the week began paying more ration
guest of the latter's brother-in-law points for creamery butter. The
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. points were hiked to 16 per pound.
Singletary. Dorothy Jean Single- Farm and processed butter remain
tary returned to Chipley with Mr. at 8 and 4 points a pound, respec-
and Mrs. Nepper for a week's visit. tively.
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R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 1944
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
"Let Others See Jesus In You."
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
"The SIN Question and the SON Question."

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A Gift He'll Appreciate .

Military Stationery with his name imprinted,
together with the insignia of the branch of
service with which he is serving Marines,
Army, Navy, Coast Guard or the Air Corps.


"Your Home Town Newapper"



&".A- --# ------#-----.I-- --------

"Sausages for breakfast! Sau-
sages for breakfast! I can smell
'em!" Small Joe came tumbling
downstairs fastening the belt of his
shorts as he came. He made a bee-
line for the kitchen. Pop was al-
ready sitting at the table, reading
the paper, while Mom held the han-
dle of the frying-pan over the stove
Small Joe came close and sniffed
the delicious smoke, wriggling all
over with early-morning joy.
"Better be thankful for them while
you can still get them." One glance
at Mom's face told small Joe this
was one of her tight-lipped days.
"Not a drop of coffee in the house,
and no sugar left to put in it if there
was. Some war!" Small Joe' kept
"Letter for you, son," Pop said in
his quiet voice. Small Joe made a
leap for his place at table. There
it was, a private personal letter for
him alone, propped against his milk
"Hey, Pop! It's from brother!"
Small Joe was pulling the envelope
apart and diving
into the contents.
"Hey, look what
S he sent me." He
passed over an
-" oblong of thick,
crinkly paper
,- while he leaned
over the sheet of
"A twenty-five
dollar War Bond," Pop said slowly.
Mom turned and looked at it over
Pop's shoulder, with the frying-pan
in her hand.
"Listen what he says. 'How are
you doing, kid? Hurry and grow up
so you can help me slap the Japs.
Aren't you- most big enough to get
into the Army? Here's something
for you in your name. Let's the
whole family gang up and help to
win this war.' "
Pop and Mom were silent. But
small Joe didn't notice that. "He
was full of his letter and his War
"Gee, Pop, in six years I could
get into the Army, couldn't I, Pop?
Gee, Pop, I want to be a soldier
like brother and fight in this war.
Gee, isn't that bond nifty? Look, it
was issued in Honolulu. It's mine."
But Pop was looking at Mom and
Mom was looking at Pop. There
were tears in Mom's eyes. She
shook her head sharply. Pop
reached out and patted her hand
"Well, can't let our soldier boy
beat us to buying War Bonds, can
we, old lady?" was all he said.
She shook her head again. "I
guess if he can give up his job and
and go off to war I can do some
fighting back at home,' she said
in a queer voice. Small Joe looked
up at her in surprise. She saw him
looking at her and spoke sharply.
"Well, Joe. We're about ready to
eat. Say grace."
Small Joe folded his hands and
bent his head as he had been taught.
"Oh Lord, we thank thee for this
food and all thy bountiful gifts..."
"Amen," Pop said.
"Amen," Mom said. "Now eat
your good sausages."
(Story from an actual report in
the files of the Treasury Depart-

The Woman's Missionary So-
ciety of the Baptist Church met
at the church Monday afternoon
at which time plans were dis-
cussed for taking the R. A. boys
and G. A. girls to Mlllville for the
quarterly association meeting, the
local young people being featured
on the afternoon program.
Following the business meeting
the iOak Grove circle presented the
Royal Service program, led by
Mrs. Gardner, which was greatly
enjoyed by all present..

Mr. and' Mrs. Jessie Anderson
announce the birth of a daughter
July 18 at the municipal hospital .

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Legrone are
the proud parents of a daughter,
born July 21 at the Port St. Joe
municipal hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lewis are
announcing the birth of a daugh-
ter July, 26 at the municipal hob-
pital. The young lady has been
named Peggle Sue.

Keep On Buying War Bonds


A Martin Theatre

Port St. Joe, Fla.



--Hit No. 1-


July 31 August 1



Chapter 11 of Serial

"Great Alaskan


-- FEATURE NO. 2--




Chapter 4 of Serial
"Captain America"


led. McCIEA
Maurese O'NAAA




and "ZOOT CAT"

YOUTHS BY CARAVAN Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
Tomorrow afternoon a Metho- 1 9:45 a. m.---1hurch school
dist Youth Caravan will arrive in 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Port St. Joe for a week of wor-. 6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
ship and recreation for the youth 7:30 p.m.-Evening worship.
of the city, regardless of church Woman's Society meets Mon-
affiliation. days at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meeting,.
All young people between the Bible study and choir practice.
ages of 13 and 24 are. urged to at- Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
tend this series of meetings, start- ? *
ing Sunday afternoon, July 30, EPISCOPAL CHURCH
with a fellowship supper at the Services every Sunday evening
home of Miss Mary Helms at 6:30 'at 7:30 o'clock.
o'clock. ----
All persons planning to attend Rev. Daniel Away On Visit
'this Caravan Week are asked to Rev. W. A. "Billy" Daniel left
register at the Methodist Church Monday for New Orleans for a
tonight at 8 o'clock fioir the courses month's visit with his brother, C.
they desire to take. Each course L.' Daniel.
will be taught by a member of the ------
Caravan. ] Visit Relatives In Georgia
Recreation will be planned so Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Donaldson
that it will ble enjoyable to. all and Mrs. Dick Spillers visited rei-
ages. atives in Attapulgas, Ga., during
"the week-end.
Visitor From Tallahassee ----
Mrs. C. A. Reed of TallahassPee Visits Sister In Marianna
was the guest last week cf Mr. Mrs. H. A. Drake spent Sunday
and Mrs. H. A. Drake. in Marianna visiting with her sis-
----- ter, Mrs. Tom Yancey.
If the hindsight of some women -
were as good as' their foresight The War Bond you buy may be
they wouldn't wear trousers. HIS ticket home!
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)"RIDAY JULY 28 1944



Paid Political Advertisian I KIWANIS NEWS
DISTRICT NO. 3 "Who's Who In Kiwanis," a new
To the Voters of Gulf County: program feature was introduced at
I hereby announce my candidacy: a recent meeting. Jimmy Wil-
for County Commissioner for Dis-'liams was put on the spot and sub-
trict No. 3, subject to the AugustI ejected to a thorough quizzing on
primaries. As I am duly qualified, a problems. of hS
I feel that I can do as much as the hi
other fellow has done or will do. I work. Jimmy, local trouble shooter
will make no wild promises, as I for the F'orida Power Corpora-
will be one of a board of five, and tion, seems to be the kind of a guy
make only one definite promise,
and that is to serve the entire who's supposed-to be in many dif-
county equitably and fairly. Being ferent places at the same time.
aC World War I veteran, I will na- The way Jimmy tells it, many
turally lean toward taking care or housewives demand' all kinds or
returning veterans of the present chores of the power man, all the
conflict in all ways possible. Your chores of the powe man, all the
vote and'support will be greatly way from fixing leaky faucets to
appreciated. minding the, baby, not to 'mention
WILEY COLLINSWORTH 1 performing a complete overhaul.
Sijob on a broken down refrigera-

I desire to announce my candidacy
for County. Commissioner from
District No. 5, Gulf County, sub.

ject to the will OT tie voters at
the forthcoming election. I promise
a fair and impartial business ad-
ministration, taking into consider-
ation all sections of the county.
Your vote and support will be sin-
cerely appreciated.


Japs Taken O New Guinea

tor. He says, however, that n
does have his revenge. He can al-
ways outguess them when h.e .a -
reads the meters. Jimmy recalled AITAPE, NEW GUINEA-Thj
the time. when he hadi a close call ture after being taken captive by
t village in the Aitape area of New
with a high tension wire, and re- the battle which ended in their capi
vealed scars as'proof of the ordeal.
While public .bond sales in the Most of the membership was espe
Fifth War Loan are now about cially active and are to be highly
completed as far as the local c'ub commended for their efforts. The
is concerned, individual purchases direction and' work of Capt. Ben
by members continue to come Im. Dickens, with the constant ana
At the close of the drive the club untiring assistance of Mrs. George
will write off one of the most in- Wimberly, The work at the bootli
tensive campaigns in its history. of Kiwaniannes and' many other

Paid Political Advertising young ladies, the abundance or
i sandwiches made and contributed
COUNTY COMMISSIONER by Kiwaniannes and other ladies,
SECOND DISTRICT contributions of coca-colas by the
I hereby announce my candidacy Florida Power Corporation, Qua_-
for re-election to the office oT ity Grocery, Kenney Mercantile
County Commissioner from the., a t
Second District, subject to the will Co., Danley's, Costin's and the
of the voters of Gulf County at the Gulf Hardware Co., the many little
forthcoming election. If returned courtesies andt services,.of friends,
as a member of the board, I pror,, the magnificent job done by, the
ise to continue to conduct the af- o S t
fairs of. the county in the same Boy Scouts-all went to make ou-r
businesslike and 'impartial manner efforts in the drive something noL
in the future as I have in the past. soon to be forgotten. With the co-
Your vote and support will be sin- operation shown by all the other
cerely appreciated.ANIgroups in the drive and the able
JIM S. DANIELS direction of Chairman H. W. Soule

COUNTY COMMISSIONER it proves that Port St. Joe cam
-- -al.ly get to work when the need

^, ^ ,,-' I .' DISTRICT 4 PORT ST. JOE arises.
I7, 1 wish to announce my candi-
dacy for County Commissioner foel pro
from the Fourth District of Gulf little cit
County, subject to the decision oft job in
I wish to announce my candidacy the Gulf County voters. If elected er hos
for election to the office of County to this office, I promise to give my a
Commissioner from the Third Dis- time and effort to the important spirit.
trict (Beacon Hill), subject to the administration of the county's
will of the voters of Gulf County. business in a fair and honest man-
If elected I promise, to the best of nr. Your vote and support will "Keep
my ability, to conduct the affairs be greatly appreciated.
of the office along strictly busi-
ness. Ijnes, fairly, impartially and BASIL E. KENNEY, JR.
honestly. Your favorable consid-
eration of my candidacy will be COUNTY COMMISSIONER
genuinely appreciated, DISTRICT NO. 3
J. C. "Chris" MARTIN I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner from
COUNTY COMMISSIONER District No. 3, subject to the as.-
DISTRICT 5 PORT ST: JOE tion of the voters in Special Pri-
I hereby announce my candidacy marines August 8 and 15. If nomr-
for the office *of member of the nated and elected, I promise to dis-
Board of County Commissioners of charge the duties of the office to
Gulf County from District 5, Port the very best of my ability. Your
St. Joe, subject to the will of the vote and support is earnestly so-
voters at the coming election, and elicited.
I will appreciate the vote and sup- ROY B. WHITFIELD
port. of all electors. The only -
promise I make is that, if elected, COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I will work to the,,best of my 5TH DISTRICT PORT ST. JOE
ability to serve the interests not
only of the residents of my dis- I herewith present my candidacy
trict, but the people of the county for County Commissioner from the
as a whole. Fifth District to the citizens or
T. D. "Doc" WHITFIELD Gulf County, subject to the will ot
D. Doc WHITI L the voters at the forthcoming pri.
marines. I feel that I know the
COUNTY COMMISSIONER needs of the county and its people
To the People of Gulf County: and that if elected to the board I
I herewith submit for your care- can serve fairly and impartially all
sections of the county. I will al- A&
ful consideration my announce- preciate sincerely your vote a:d A
ment as a candidate for County support.
Commissioner from the Port St. C. H. "Whaley" JOHNSON
Joe district. I promise to be guided
solely by what I believe to be for COUNTY COMMISSIONER
the best interests of my county as DISTRICT 3 BEACON HILL
a whole-to act as my conscience TO' THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
dictates and not from any motive OF GULF COUNTY
of personal profit or prestige. I I wish to announce 'for yourcon-
sideration my candidacy for County
respectfully seek your support and Commissioner from District Three
vote and assure you your help will in the forthcoming primary. If
be genuinely appreciated. elected I promise to 'urge upon my
GEORGE W. COOPER colleagues the supreme necessity.
of most careful and painstaking
COUNTY COMMIStSIONER post-war planning for a better and
COUNTY "COMMISSIUONER a more prosperous county to the
I herewith announce my candi- end that in co-operation with State
dacy for re-election to the office of and Federal Units and such agen-
County Commissioner from the cies as the American Legion, The
American Red Cross, we may do
Fifth District (Port St. Joe). If all things legally possible for the
returned to office I promise to returning boys and girls, who have
continue in the' future handling risked their all..for us, and for the'
the taxpayers' money as I have in memry of ad the bereaved sur-
vivors of those who.have paid the.
the past, with special privileges to supreme .penalty for God, their ,
none and Justice for all. 'country and posterity.,

We feel that we should all
ud of the people of ou'r
y, for they did a bang-up
demonstrating true South-
spitality and democratic

His America American."

ree Jap soldiers pose for their pic-
American forces invading Korako
Guinea.- They seem still dazed by

Attending Lunrtbrmen's Meet
C. A. Soderberg of the Soder-
berg Lumber Company left Wed-
nesday for Orlando to attend, %
meeting of wholesale and retail
lumbermen who are, gathering
with government agents for the
purpose of discussing the new or-
der concerning lumber which De-
comes effective August 1.

Write a letter today to that boy
of yours in the service.
Had a Vire
Sold a Farm
Been Arrested
Been Your Guest
Started in Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An' Accident-
Had a Visit From the Stork
Phone 51-The Star
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FOR SALE-Five-burner oil stove
in good condition; $35. See Ralph
E. Rich, Ninth Street, adjoining
school house. 1*
FOR SALE-3.2 h. p. Champion
motor, 14-foot plywood boat, salt
water rod and reel; all for $90
cash. Phone 8. 7-7tf
,FOR- RENT-Lovely, 6-room house
Ion Hunter's Circle. See, or call
Mrs. Dan Brooks, phone 157, Port
Et. Joe. 7-28tt
Rawleigh Route now open. Real
opportunity for permanent, prof-
itable. work. Start promptly. Write
Rawleigh's, Dept. FAG-199-K, Mem-
phis, Tenn. 7-28*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
In the Sheffield colored quarters.
LEGAL FORMS-Warranty Deeds,
Mortgage Notes, Rent or Lease
Contracts, Promfssgry Notes, and
Purchaser Agreements. We carry
a stock of these blank forms at
all times. The Star, Phone 51.

& AVE youtriedAlka-Seit
mer for G on Stemaeif,
Sour Stomach, "Mornla
After" and Cold Ditress?
If'not, why not? Pleasant,
prompt in action, effective.
.a Thirty cents and Sixty
F'OR relief from Functional Ner-
vous Disturbances such as Sleep-
lessness, Crankiness, Excitability.
Nervous Headache and Nervous In-
digeetion. Tablets 35* and 756.
Liquid 25# and $1.00. Read direc-
tions and use only as directed.

SPain Pill often relieves
Headache, Muscular Pains ,
,or Functional Monthly
Paini-25 for 25#. 125
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