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BILLY MONTGOMERY WANTS
HIS FRIENDS TO WRITE HIM
Dec. 17, 1944.
Dear Editor Bill--Sorry to have
waited so long to write, but I
have been pretty busy since I've
been overseas. I received The Star
today and have been getting it reg-
ularly ever since I have .been in
the Marine Corps. -'ou don't know
how good it makes a fellow feet
over here in these godforsaken is-
lands to receive the home town pa-
per. About the only, news that I
get out here is what mother and
Betty, my sister, write me and
the paper. Everybody else. seems
to have forgotten about me.
I was very sorry to hear about
Willis Rowan, Howard Taunton
and Cornelius Kirkland. I went to
school and worked in the same de-
partment at the paper mill with
*Well, Christmas is coming closer
-and this will make the third one
that I have been gone from home.
My first overseas.
I have seen one campaign so
far, but expect to see more before
my two years overseas are up. I
noticed in The Star where you are
collecting shoulder patches. Well,
the 6th Marine Division patches
haven't come out yet, but as soon
as they do I will send you one.
I .read in the paper about what
-nm1i nonearninz the
The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1944
Farm Census to Be
Taken In County
Will Begin January 8. School or
Instruction for Enumerators
Held In Wewahitchka
A school for the instruction ot
enumerators for the 1945 farm and
ranch agriculture census was held
in the postoffice, building at We-
wahichka Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of last week under the
supervision of E. Jay Whittle, lo-
cal supervisor of district 4.
Attending' the school were Mrs.
Pauline Pridigeon, Wewahitchka;
Lee D. Duggar, Bristol; Mrs. Von-
cile W. McLeod, Apalachicola; Roy
A. Parrish, Blountstown;- Emanuel
G. Suggs, Altha, and James H. Mc-
Call and, Mrs. Irene Anderson of
The 1945 farm census is under
supervision of the department of
commerce, with the assistance of
the department of agriculture, war
food administration and agricul-
tural -specialists from other de-
partments of the federal govern-
ment.' Due to the war emergency,
this census is of the utmost im-
portance at this time, as the infor-
mation gathered will be vital for
future planning and allocation of
farm material needed.
This census will begin January
Sfl[W YEAR'S WISH
Mvay Health, Happiness and Good
Fortune come to each of you
during the next twelve months.
And may you be prosperous as
never before-may the new times
for which you have hoped so long
actually appear and cheer your
Points, On Butter Boosted; Most
Meats To Require Points;
A tighter and broader food ra-
tioning program became effective
Monday midnight in Port St. Joe
and elsewhere in the nation when
OPA pulled home-front belts up a
notch by returning point-free meat
and canned vegetables to the ra-
tion list and 'invalidated- all red
and blue point stamps issued be-
fore December 1.
Butter was raised from 20 to 24
points per pound and all sugar
stamps (including all outstanding
hoem.e canning coupons) except Nu.
34 were cancelled.
Point-free meats going back on
the ration list next Sunday include
utility beef, better grades and
cuts of veal, bacon, pork shoul-
de.rs, spareribs, beef and veal
liver, some sausages and meats, in
tin or glass containers, and have
point values ranging from 1 point
for shortrib beef cuts and shanks
to 13 for better steaks.
Canifed vegetables returned to
the list are asparagus, green and
wax beans, corn, spinach and peas.
Asparagus, beans and spinach will
Veterans of Foreign Wars. I think 8, 1945, and the bureau of the cen- IIIIllillIIIIIlllllllllIIllillllllllll!llllllll!, ast Rites Held 10 points, and corn and peas 20
that is a very good idea. I have sus is advising all farmers to be*. Ii t s ei points for No. 2 cans.
sent in my, application, Oh yes prepared to give value of crop, ChriStmas LihtS The, move was necessary, ac-
sent in my application. Oh yes, reageplanted, amount and value For B.H.Dickens cording to OPA, because civilian
dress. (It' below-Kenned) of livestock, poultry products anil Shine Thrui Fog supplies of sugar, butter and com-
At the prebn.t time I am in the other items to., the enumerator- Services Held Friday At Metho. mercially canned fruits and vege-
notor seiondriving a jeep for when he calls. -" is suggested that tables are at the lowest point
motor scin, driThe Christmas morning fog dist Church With Interment In
the executive officer, but am the farmer have this data prepared The Christmas morning fog dst hurch With interment since the war began and meat sup-
beforehandthe executive officer, but am hung low over Port St. Joe Mon- Panama City Cemetery dwindling.
thinking about going in the garage___ day like the shadow of war that The changes were, made over
as a mechanic. dimmed the Christmas light in Funeral services for B. H. Dick- he christmas holiday week-en
Last week we had a war bond Legion Plans the hearts of men. It was Christ- ens, who died at his home of a the Christmas holiday week-endrs to
drive over here. There are about 9 mas for children with all the heart attack, were held last Friday to offset a rush of hoarders to
600 in this battalion and a'to- On New Home traditional joys, but most adults afternoon at the Methodist Church "stock up."
gether we 'bought around $66,000 felt a tightening of the heart as with Rev. 0. D. Langston and Rev. Some "moaning" has been heard
worth of bonds. You can see by they contemplated the tr uie W. A. Daniel officiating. Follow- in Port St. Joe, over the new reo
that that we Marines are not only Will Finance 80 By 100-Foot Club- meaning of our greatest holiday, ing' services at the church the strictions, particularly by those
fighting in, this war but are help- House Through Sale of Non- Port St. Joe carried on, making body was taken to Panama City for who held a large number of blue
ing to pay for it. Interest-Bearing Bonds most of the day under conditions burial. and red stams,e buact we should
Well, news has played out, so vastly different from celebra- Active pallbearers were T. H. all recognize the tact that if we
I will secure the butts for now. It At a special called meeting tons of yesteryear. There were Stone, C A. McClellan, G. A ichave unused stamps on hand the
is almost time for taps. Willis V. Rowan Post 116, Amer- Christmas dinners, the exchange kins, Horace Soule, Dave Gaskin, indicates that we didn't need the
Pfc. Wm. A. Montgomery. can Legion, held Tuesday ni ght, of gifts and an earnest effort to Roy Connell, Ralph Davis and B. food at the time. the stampswere
H & S Btry, 1st Bn, 15th Marines plans were discussed for the erec- make the day one not soon for- E. Parker. Honorary pallbearers intended for use.
6th Marine Division tion of a permanent home for the gotten by the children, were J. L.hiTemple, N. Comforter, F L a old stams ar e urged to destro
c/o Fleet Postoffice organization. This was necessary, Lighted Christmas trees in J. S. Shiriey, H.. A. Pledger, F. L. all old stamps at once, as grocers
San Francit Psco, Calif. as the lot on. Which the present windows of homes throughout Hunt, George Suber, J. B. White, will not be permitted to accept
San Francisco, Calit ands has been purchased by the city, as ell as a few out- E. C. Pridgeon C. W. Matthew, hem.
REGULAR CORRESPONDENT Charlends "has" Brown, who expects door trees, shone through the R. G. Boyles. W. W. Barrier, A. D. List of stamps now valid will be
Paul K. Johnson, in Italy, is one to erect a two-story store ahd of- swirling fog softly and empha- Lawson, G. A. Patton, B. A. Alex- found in another column.
of our most regular writer of let- fice building on the site next sum- sized strongly "Peace on earth, ander, N. H. AllemorDaniels, W. JAN. 1 IS DEADLINE
'tore. Too bad some of the other mer.good will toward men." Gus Creech, N, H. Allemore, W. JAN. 1 IS DEADLINE
ters. Too bad some of the other mer. A. Daniel, S. A. Young, Robert FOR AUTO TAGS
boys about the world don't do like- The post contemplates erection IllllllAIIIIIIIllllIIlIIlllIIlllllllllllillllllllllIllllllllllllll Tapper, M. J. Ward', W. C. Roche, rO UT
wise, as we want to hear from all of an 80 by 100-foot log clubhouse Dr. J. R. Norton and H. C. Mc- Maye a lot of motorists n Port
of them regularly. Says Paul: somewhere on the beach in the vt, Former Nurse Visits Dr.iht. R. Norton and H. C. M t. Joe don't ofrealize it, but i wePort
Italy, Dec. 13, 1944. cinity of Beacon Hill at an estl- Miss Myrtle McKenney, who was St. crowded t o a- remember correctly the it, but If we
Dear Editor Bill-I have just mated cost of $3000. Money is to one or the first nurses at the 10- c h sorrow ded to ca- remember correcuring 1945 auto te deadline
'heard some news from home that be raised by the sale, of $50 non- sal hospital and is now attending paity with sorrowing friends and afor securing 1945 auto tags is justMonday,
sounds like our boys have really interest-bearing bonds, to members the University .of Arkansas at the large number of floral tributes around the corn
been making a name for them- of the post, and. to any outsiders Fayetteville, Ark., is the guest the large number of floral tributes to be e act.
shelves. The folks wrote me that my who care to help the organization, Miss Ethel Thurman, R. N., during p the casket testified Locally the tags may be secured
brother Harry had beea slightly the bonds to be redeemed from the holidays.towas he high esteem in which he frhis community. Moto Co. And Wewahitchka, UnclSt. Joe
wounded and that J. W. Nichols year to year as finances permit. was held Pn this community. Motor Cidgeon tax collector, wncle
had, also been wounded. It is good Bonds to the amount of $500 Spend Christmas Here Holidays gladly take yon tax collector wy.
to know that Foy Scheffer has were taken at the meeting Tues- Clyde Gentry, S 2/c, and wife, of Guests for Holidays gladly take your money.
been heard from and that he is 'day night. Lake City, spent O.ristmas here Dr. holidays Childers Are Visitors
d their guests during the holidays Childers' Are Visitors
doing all right. ----- with Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper. Mrs. Ward's father, W. J. Lister, vt. adi Mrs. F. E. Childers and
Haven't had but one Star since Visiting In Louisiana Clyde returned to his station Mon- Mrs.Ward's f Katherine Lister Pvt. and Mrs. haire, Fl., visited
aild sister', Miss Katherine Lister baby from Chaires, Fla., visited
I've been here,, but my folks have Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Thurman and day night, of Pensacola. Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Bar.tee during
been sending me some old copies daughter Betty and Mr. and Mrs. ----- --- ----- the holidays. Pvt. Childers has
in the Christmas packages. I am C. M. Warner and daughter Retha "Cousin Roy" Gets Discharge Visit Here During Holidays, been in the infantry and stationed
still "sweating out" my other Louise left Sunday morning for "Cousin" Roy B. Evans arrived Foster Tally, S 2/c and family, of at COmt Robinson, Ark. He has
copies of our home paper and I Bastrop, La., to visit with relatives from Birmingham Tuesday night Greencove Springs, visited here been transferred to the artillery, at
'hope.they get here soon. and friends during the holidays, to return to civilian life, having with Mrs. Anna Balkcom during Fort Sill, Okla.
The rainy season is here now, ---- received a medical discharge from the Christmas holidays. --------
and I have seen plenty of this Spend Christmas In Cottondale the Seabees. -- Here On 15-Day Furlough
Italian mud we heard so much Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell and Visitors From Vero Beach gt. and Mrs. Winston Jones and
about in the States. We have built family and Mrs. Kate Harrell Called To Mobile James 0. Holt, S 2/c, and wife, son of Tampa arrived Thursday
us a shack here, and it is fairly spent Christmas in Cottondale, the J. B. Trsweek left SaturdAy for of Vero Beach, arrived Tuesday night of last week for a 15-day
comfortable as I write this. guests of Mr. and, Mrs.r W. B. IMobile, Ala., called there due to foray a bort visit with, relatives and furlough here with Sgt. Jones,
(Continued on page 6) IShores. the i'.ness of realtives. Friends, mother, Mrs. A. M. Jones.
1A U T -S- L O R RIDA.DEME 2- .
4R4, llnuiniiiIIiwlmurnnnnIn I
Today, as on previous oc-
Casions, we greet you with all
the sincerity that is in our
hearts-and thank you for
your thoughtfulness in the
year just closing.
May the coming months
bring you a large share oj
prosperity and happiness.
J. R. Hunter
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
May the New Year see
the realization of your '
every, ambition and may
you enjoy health, happi.
ness and prosperity.
Best of luck to each O1
you during,the New Year,
is our sincere wish.
Edd C. Pridgeon
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
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By THE OTHER FELLOW
There was a vacant chair at the
Kiwanis Club meeting last night.
Captain Ben Dickens wasn't there,
and no more will his smiling face
be seen at the meetings, nor will
his dry humor liven, future Ki-
wanis gatherings. His wise advice
and kindly counsel will no longer
be given to friends, and neighbors
of all classes. His fearless stand
against injustice or the things he
thought were wrong for his town
and community will no longer be
made by him. And yet, he will al-
ways live in the hearts of a myriad
of friends who loved him. But
most of all, his presence in his
home and, as a considerate hus-
band and father will be deeply
Captain Ben was an antidote for
gloom and grouch. He consist-
eantly tried to spread cheer. He
was a true, Kiwanian. A good citi-
zen and a good Christian. How sad
that death must take its toll of
such a man! And how sad that
those friend's who are left to
nourn so often fail to appreciate
the true greatness of such a man
until he has gone from them for-
ever! What a wonderful thing -it
would, be if his virtues and ability
could be emulated! The world Is
indeed better for Captain Dickens
having lived. "He is, gone,
but his spirit lives on.
Spend Holidays In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Waller and
Joyce spent the holidays in Macon,
Ga., visiting their son, Billy, who
is stationed at Camp Wheeler.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. McFarland
of Jacksonville are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Robertl Bliows dui-
ing the. holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gilmore of
Lake Charles, La., arrived Satur-
day night to spend the holidays
here with Sgt. and Mrs. Fred Gil-
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Benton of
Tallahassee visited their daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Parker, during the holidays,
Those from Wewahitchka at-
tending the installation of officers
of the 0. E. S. were Mrs. Estelle'
Griffin, Mrs. Alma Parker, Mrs.
Harriett Rowell andi Mrs. Annie
Miss Evelyn Taunton, who is
employed at Camp Gordon Johns-
ton, spent the Christmas holidays
here with her mother, Mrs. C. C.
Many of 'em!
We wish you all the joys
of the New Year and a
future of lasting pros-
perity, with success re-
suiting from your every
We WM Be Open New
,Processed Foods Only stamps
now valid (at 10 points each) are
Blue X5, Y5, Z5, A2 and B2. Five
more stamps will be validated on
Meats and Fat's- Only stamps
now valid (at 10 points each) are
Ried Q5, R5 and S5.
Sugar Only stamp now valid
(for 5 pounds) is No. 34.
,Shoes-Airplane stamps No. 1
2 and 3 valid indefinitely.
Gasoline-A-14 coupons are now
valid through March 21, 1945.
Rev. W. A. Daniel, Pastor
Sunday school 9:45 a. m.
Preaching services every first
and third: Sunday at 11 a. m.
You are cordially invited to wor-
ship with us.
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor
9:45 a. m.--'hurch school
11:00 a.m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
lays at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meeting,
3ible study and choir practice
,Vednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Services every Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
thn l just a /
It's your representative.
It speaks for you in places
you cannot go. You want
your letterhead to give
your prospect assurarieA
tha+ it represents a firm
of high standing.
LET US DESIGN YOUR
"Your Home Town Newspaper"
To the friends and good:
customers of this firm.
We are grateful for your
patronage and trust that we
may continue to merit a con.
tinuance during the coming
Send The Star to a friend.
past year one of the best
in the history of this firm.
May we extend the wish
that the New Year, for
you, will be gladdened a
little by our appreciation
and good wishes.
AdrtI~I~g- doesn't eot-~ -It ~A'Y5~
It is our pleasure to ext,3d
i".c compliments of the 'New
Year to our friends and to
ccxpress our hope that the next
twelve months will bring to
you and yours the abundance
ol good things and good health
you so richly deserve.
B & B CAFE MUST BE SOLD
I desire to express my appreciation for the business and
co-operation I have received from the people of Port St.
Joe. Due to circumstances beyond my control I am
forced to dispose of the B & B Cafe and .am offering it
for sale. I would like to dispose of the business within
the next ten days if possible. Write me at P. 0. Box 181,
Blountstown, Fla., or contact Mrs. R. A. Costin.
J. D. CAMERON.
To the Public
We will start producing and distributing GRADE A
RAW MILK in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka on
January 2, 1945. Local stores, cafes and drug stores
will handle our products. We will also make de.
liveries to homes if notified. For home deliveries
phone our dairy at Wewahitchka. 1-4*
ichols and HWarden Dairy
As we pass another milestone of time, let's stop
just long enough for us to express our sentiment
of the season.
We cherish the thoughts of the fine associations
that have been ours .. and take this method of
expressing a true appreciation.
St. Joe Lumber and
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FRIDAY, EC)EZEM 'ER 29,1 1944
STHE STAR, POCRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDY, DCEMBR 29 194 THESTAR POR ST.JOEGULFCOUNY, FORIDiPAilTHE
Our New Year's wish is
that we may continue to
merit the goodwill of our
friends who have been so
loyal to us in the past.
"Spending Holidays Here The treasury's "conscience fund"
Mrs. Annie K. Miller of Grace- recently received a $1 bill, ac-
ville is spending the holidays here cording to a press story. It was
with her daughter and son-in-law, probably sent in by some govern-
Mr. and, Mrs. J. R.iSmith. meant $1-a-year-man.
(^ icc e t,
- .. are measured in many ways, but somehow we like to
accept the standard of achievement as evidenced by the
number of fine friendships formed in our associations with
the people of this area in tke past
Kenney Mercantile Company
.. ,. ., .. .. T ~ T T "
, ~..S L~ A
In appreciation of the
loyalty of our many
friends, we find our-
selves again eagerly
awaiting the opportunity of wishing each one a New Yeai
filled with Health, Happiness and Prosperity,
Happy New Year and many more of them,
Army Time Is
'Z-Time" and 24-Hour Clock
In Preventing Mixups All
Over the Globe
On the hunch that few things
are more puzzling to a layman
than the army's way of reckoning
time, the editor of The Star de-
cided to delve into the matter
and see what he could discover.
The results are the following top-
drawer notes on the most timely
of all subjects, time itself, G. I.
In the first place-and this is
where the trouble begins the
army must protect itself from hav-
fng an order for 6 in the morning
mistaken for an order to be acted
upon at 6 in the evening. Hence
the 24-hour clock. In the 24-hour
clock system, 12 noon is 12 o'clock
just the way it's always been. But
1 p. m. becomes 13 o'clock, 2 p.
m. becomes 14 o'clock (or "four-
teen hundred hour" as the army
calls it), and so on.
Are you still here? Next we
come to "Z-time." The army also
guards against misunderstandings
about time differences that arise
because, for example, it's lunch-
time in Port St. Joe. when it's tea-
time in England. So for all the
messages that go between two
different time zones say from
Tyndall Field to Washington-
time is set down in a time reading
that is constant anywhere in the
world at a given moment.
'The reading arbitrarily chosen
for this purpose is the time of day
it happens to be in Greenwich,
England, which is right outside of
London and incidentally is also
zero longitude on your atlas. The
time numbers, say 1400, are fol-
lowed by the letter Z. To interpret
what .time that is where you are,
you just add or subtract the time
difference between your house
,So-o-o, if you live in. Port St.
Joe an'd you're reading this page
of the almanac at 7:30 p. m., it's
1930 for the troops training at the
Apalachicola air field and 1830 for
those at Tyndall Field. But for
the ones who are fighting around
the globe, wherever they may be,
it's 2330 Z. Which is a great com-
fort and, convenience to the war
department and as such certainly
seems worth putting up with-at
least for the duration.
Marines seated on felled palm
trees and boxes filled the squad-
ron movie area on a recently-cap-
tured island in the South Pacific.
It was quiet, except for voices on
the crude screen. Behind the
screen, and to the left, lay the
jungle, black under a moonless
Suddenly, shots rang out of the
You have been most
considerate of us In the
post with your fine friend-
ships and patronage; for
both we are grateful.
May we continue this
pleasant association in
dense undergrowth. Marine guards YE ED ACKNOWLEDGES A
behind the movie-goers fired back. FINE BOX OF CITRUS FRUIT
Tracers arced overhead. Patrons The editor of The Star acknowl.
hit the dirt. edges with thanks a fine box Of
Mixed citrus fruit (tree-ripened,
The disturbance ceased as ab-
t l situha eg a too, from the delicious flavor) sent
ruptly as it had begun. Leather- by J. L. Perritt, who manages the
necks ,cautiously resumed their Idywild Nurser at Fort Myr,
seats. An irriated voice stage- Idylwlld Nursery at Fort Myers.
whispered: Getting to be a regular habit with
whispe :J. L.-he remembered us In a
"Damn those Japs. If they don't J. L.-he remembered us I s
like the show why don't they just similar manner last Christmas,
leave quietly?" Advertising doesn't cost--It PAY8I
IS A LONG TIME
But we enjoy every one of them
that we spend with our friends of
Your friendships and patronage
ore appreciated by the manage-
ment and personnel of this firm,
and it is our sincere wish that we
can continue to be of service to
you throughout the. coming year.
fl il 1E4 lfA l 'Y
It is with earnest appreciation of your patronage in the
year just closing that we wish to say to each of you:
"Best Wishes for the New Year!"
GULF HARDWARE &
------L---~----t' --' '-' f~---L--~---------- ----
-- ~Is I
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1944
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
T4'4 Er ~TR.QT-T.40,,.GU.LF COUT-Y-,--FWot.
-FRIDAY, O&.OEM35 AG -2 944,
Publlehed IEvry Frjidy ,t Pr$ St. JoS, F1I.
by The Star Pullshjng. Company
W. 8. sqiITH, Edittr
Entered, as second-clas master, December 10, v987, at the
Potoff ce, iort tt." Joe, Fia., under Act of March 3, 1879,
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00. Six Months....... $ .100
-4f Telephone 51 ]j-
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver.
ti.emsnts. the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for oueb 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.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WAITING TO GO!
A new industry has matured in this war,
with a future so fantastically unlimited thaf
its full significance can scarcely be grasped.
That industry is aviation,' and particularly
commercial air transport.
The people of the United States, who
would almost rather travel than eat even in
normal times, are now, after several years
of war-enforced confinement, nearly bursting
with anxiety to start moving. As soon as
conditions permit, they will hit the road for
far away places on everything that will carry
them, from bicycles to airplanes.
And that means that every community will
of necessity have to have an airport of some
kind or be by-passed by the post-war aerial
expansion: Port St. Joe will be one of those
communities, to be left out in the cold unless jTHO)F ATTENDINQGAL9WEL,
we start right now,to, make plans, for- an air-. INAUGURATIpN ,AR.,AS!.,RP
port-or even. a landing strip as a starter. IOF ATL..EAT LACE TO SLEEP
The, Civil Aeronautic Administration has Every room in the hotels, auto,
v, courts and apartments of Talla-
recommended .the expenditure of $4,905,550 aot haar been sold ofut for-
.hasseehave been sold out for
on airfields ini Northwest Florida as part of weeks, covering the inaugural pe-
its billion dollar post-war program. But al- riod, !but the chamber of commerce
though we scanned the list carefully, we, of that city has, appointed a spe-
could not find Port St.. Joe on it. Of course cial 'housing committee; and guar-
.. .. -antees a place to sleep to alll who
it may be that the money is being allocate .atees a place to sleep to allwiar
to those communities where air fields have Cald weh next Tuesday.
already been established. but we would still We imagine the greatest incon-
like to see Port St. Joe included in those venience will be the time spent
plans for expanding air traffic facilities af- standing in line in front of eating
places waiting for a table.
ter the war. ___-- __._
True, we have rail and water transporta- Advrtising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
tion facilities, and, we are located on a main
highway, but these modes of transportation
will not be sufficient when the new air age
begins to develop. We should be up on our ,
toes right now planning for this new and .
faster means of transportation.
Port St. Joe is ideally situated for com-
mercial air transport with South America,
which is going to,be one of the biggest post-
war customers of this nation. As a hopping
off point of transport planes we are better
situated than Miami or Tampa, since we are
closer to the manufacturing, centers and the.
long rail haul down the Elorida, peninsula
would be eliminated, creating both savings in .
transportation costs and time.
Planes are now on drawing boards or in Our wish is that suc.
process of construction that will make a mere ac*a.my. attendd your
duck pond of the Caribbean, a mere .hop, step Now Year. -
and jump to the South American markets. We t
should and MUST be in a position to take our
rightful place in this new era, but we won't
unless we start doing something about it now.
L. ~ -
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We are grateful for you;
consideration of our ser-
vices during the past year.
The trust and confidence
you have shown in us are
our incentive to. attempt
greater things in the years
to come. We are resolved
to always keep thought-
fully,in mind your needs
and desires so that we may
more efficiently serve you,
To our faithful old friends
and our cherished new ones
we send these greetings of
the New Year.
May the coming year be
for you a happy one and
may it be our privilege to
add to its success.
MOTHER, AM I
GOING TO IBE
IN LIFE .?.
The New Year brings our
sincere Greetings to all our
customers and an appreci-
ation for the consideration
we have enjoyed during the
Our good wishes to every
one of you and yours.
.WE WI,4L BE CLOSEPD,ALL
: DAY NEW YEAR'S
Throughout the coming
year and in the years,
B. E. Parker
TAT'S UPTO YOUSON.
BUT DAD'S GIVING YOU
A iWASRT WITH
PLAN. IT COSTS
THAN A DIME A DAY.
OFFICE ST. JOE MOTOR CO. TELEPHONE 37
J M S N D F N A C
i.k -E.E 0 2 0 ,. I H C 0 L I
'FOR DETAILS AT a
NO COST TODAY.
And in doing so,
cooperation, we have
we are mindful of the splendid
had during the years past.
We are not without appreciation when thinking of
the splendid patronage that has been ours, and we
wish to thank each of you for whatever part you may
have had in the progress of this firm.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
J. LAMAR MILLER'S
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Here Fr.on Fort Myers
wJ 3. OL,,,Perritt, who manages the
Idylwl4d Nursery at Fort, Myers,
was in town .Sunday passing out
Christmas greetings to his .many
friends. He was proudly showing
photos of his cabin, cruiser, but
what struck everyone's eye were
the gorgeous gals that adorned his
boat In all the pictures.
Spending Holidays In Marianna
Mr. and Mrs., Pete Ivey are
spending the hol days in Mari-
Some parents will. tell their kids
all, kinds of lies and then spank
them for lying.
, L ES~S"TSR OCL
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith of
Greensboro and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Smith cf Chattahoochee were Sun-
day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur
Do It Yourself-at Home
PERMANENT WAVE KI1
Completewith curlers, fl
It's easy to o and sat e for every type of
hair. For amazing results-be sure to ask
lor Charm-Kurl. Over 6 million sold.
Weeks Dry Goods Store. 1-19*
SHINE YOUR SHOES!
We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe.... All makes! All col-
ors! .. Paste and Liquid.
For Good Eats
Sandwich eh s
Plate Lunch 50c
"The Best Coffee In Town"
THE FRIENDLY LUNCH
Mrs. A. J. Owens, Manager Phone 9123
Between A & P and Suwannee Stores
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
.104 F.- -.
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
9:45-Sunday School for all.
11:00--Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
7:00--Baptist Training Union.
8:00--Evening Worship. Student Night At
est of Luck
0 FOR A
t HAPPY NEW YEAR
May every happiness be
4 I with you on this -New
Year's day and the three
hundred and sixty four
other days of the year. Servingyou in the post
' year has been a pleasure we hope to continue
during the next twelve months and the years
b FlriaBa.nk at Port St.Joe
Home From Oregon
Mrs. Horace Soule and son, and
Mrs. Naomi Lewis arrived Satur-
day night from Ashford, Ore.,
where they have been for the past
Cpl. Raymond J. Damour from
Tyndall Field spent the holidays
here as the guest of Sgt. William
Coody and Miss Myrtice Coody.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bayless and
sons of Tallalhassee, spent the holi-
days here as guests of Mrs. Nora
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon, Wandia Mae
Spencer and Virginia Pridgeou
shopped Tuesday in Panama City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Handley
and son and Wilbur Horton, of
Pensacola, spent Sunday and Mon-
day here as guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Rochelle Jackson left Sat-
urday night for Monticello for the
I 0. E. S. AND MASONS HOLD
A joint installation of officer
of the Masons and Order of East
ern Star was held Wednesday eve
ning in the Masonic hall with D
C. Smith, L. W. Owens and Bert
Hull acting as installing officers
for the Masons. and Florrie Con
nell, Lovie Coburn, Leslie Spillers
and Myrtice Coody acting as in-
stalling officers for the, 0. E. S.
Officers installed for the Mason.
were: J. L. Temple, worthy mas-
ter; George Cooper, senior war-
den; D. L. Owens, junior warden;
C. G. Costin, treasurer; G. C. Ad-
kins, secretary; Fennon Talley,
senior deacon; T. G. Manasco, ju-
nior deacon; E. Hall, senior sen-
tinel; T. A. Owens, junior sen-
tinel; Tom Byrd, tyler; B. J. Hull,
mars-hall; 0. D. Langston, chap-
Ilain; L. W. Owens, trustee.
Officers -installed for the East-
ern Star were,: Zola Maddox, wor-
thy matron; Dick Spillers, worthy
patron; Pauline Smith, assistant
matron; Watson Smith, assistant
patron; Lovie Coburn, secretary;
Esther Bartee, treasurer, Alma
Parker, conductress; Estelle Grit-
fin, assistant c onductress; Mable
Christmas, marshall; Wilma Coop-
er, chaplain; Myrtice Coody, pi-
anist; Lydia Adkins, Ada; Ruth
Ramsey, Ruth; Euphamie Roberts,
Esther; Edith Hewitt, Martha;
Patty Gibson, Electa; Harriett
Rowell, warder; Bessie Powell,
After the very impressive, in-
stallation ceremonies, members
and visitors were invited to re-
main for refreshments of sane-
wiches, cake and coffee.
WOMAN'S CLUB PLANS FOR V
PROGRAM ON JANUARY 3
Concluding the holiday festivi-
ties, the following program will be
presented by the Port St. Joe Wo-
man's Club in the club rooms at
the Centennial Building Wedsnes
day afternoon, January 3, at 3:45
The theme for the afternoon will
be the relating lof "Woman In the
Home," portrayed by Mrs. Gale
Traxler andi Annette Ward; "Wo-
man In Democracy," portrayed by
Mrs.. R. V. Coburn and Jack Ma-
hon, and "Woman In the Bible,"
portrayed by Mrs. Albert Ward
and Nor.man Allemore, Jr. Musical
accompaniments will be rendered
by, Mrs Nobie Stone, president ot
Guest speaker for the afternoon
will be Mrs, Charles Travis Dren-
sen of Apalachicola and Washing-
ton, D. C. Mrs. Drennen has been
nost active for years in woman's
club work in Hot Springs, Ark.,
Columbus, Ga., and the two above-
mentioned cities where she now
nakes her home. She will bring
o the women of Port St. Joe a
nesisage of vital importance.
Decorations for the afternoon
rill be arranged by Mrs. Joe Whit-
ield, member of the American
homes department, and Mrs. G. A.
'atton, vice-president of the cluo.
rhe program is being improvised
y and is under the direction or
[rs. Ned Porter, chairman of the
imerican homes department.
Return From Tampa
Mrs. Ralph Williams and grand-
aughtefr, Mary McLawhon, re-
irned' Friday from Tampa where
hey visited relatives for the past
,Mr. and Mrs. Russell "Chalk"
:cKeithen and sons of Carrabelle
missed through town last Friday eu
>ute to Panama City for a visit
ith Mr. McKeithen's parents, Mr.
nad Mrs. Jack McKeithen. "Chalk"
;cently received! a medical dis-
large from the navy.
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and daughter
eggie spent Christmas in Monti-
1lo, guests of Mrs. G. B. Arrant.
Cadet Ashley Costin spent Fri-
.y and Saturday in Marianna, the
lest of Capt. George Tapper.
NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW
AT h1100 P. M.
Visiting With Coburns
Mr. and Mrs. George Gore anid
s Elaine, of Dothan, Ala., arrived
. Saturday to spend the holidays
, with Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Coburn.
S Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Carver ann
son spent Sunday and Monday in
- Live Oak, guests of Mrs. Carver's
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY
MONDAY and TUESDAY
January 1 2
IwUet Than "Alexander's Ragtime Bead"
- Short Subjects
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
"The Lady Fights Back"
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3
Chapter 10 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
January 4 5
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
"EGGS DON'T BOUNCE"
We feel deeply grateful for the consideration you
have so kindly extended to us in the past and take this
opportunity, at the close of the year, to thank you for
all the fine things that have been ours to enjoy.
In the New Year we pledge continued effort on our
port to merit your goodwill. In appreciation of this
consideration, and the splendid patronage resulting
from it, we extend to you and yours a cordial greeting
for the New Year. May it be filled with all the good
things you so much desire.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our-heart-
felt appreciation to those who of-
fered assistance and words; of sym-
pathy during our recent bereave-
ment We especially wish to thank
those who remembered, with floral
Mrs. B. H. Dickens.
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
S SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
4CE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, DEC. 30
GENE AUTREY in
Chapter 7 of Serial
"Mystery of the
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
A DISNEY FEATURE
SUNDAY, DEC. 31
THE -PORT ST.;itiiT 8T JOE, GULF~ COUNTY, FLORIDA
A XN LI
Attend Schollas Funeral
iThose from here attending the The Low Down
funeral services of Charles Schol-
las in Apalachicola last week were from
Mrs. Mamie Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Swamp
Patty Lovett and Martha, Phillip
Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Coe,
Ella Lovett, Charles Brown, Jack Editor The Star Everywhere
Fowler and Mr. and Mrs'. Fred you look, it's the old alphabet.
Maddox. If you don't know the AAA and
-. the other outfits all the way down
Mrs. E. C. Oason and daughter to "and so forth," and join one of
Hazel, of Apalachicola, were visit- 'em, you're just a taxpayer and
ing in town Wednesday. Mr. Cason mebbe none too bright.
is employed at the St. Joe Paper It used to be the. Greek letters
Company mill now and the family that counted. Nobiuddy knew what
will move here soon to make their the letters meant, 'cept it was an-
home. other sorority or sumpthin' to
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hall and sons join and, have a skookum time at
spent Christmas in Blountstown, dad's expense. But it ain't much
the guests of relatives, different now, the way we use the
iMr. and Mrs. George Wimberly English for ou, its run at Uncle
and children left Saturday for Sambo's expense vs. dad's ex-
Lakeland to spend the holidays pense under thi Greeks.
with Mr. Wimberly's mother. There's one outfit we don't hear
much about. It's the ZZ. The ZZ
stands for zig-zagging, which a
CLASSIFIE AS lotta Bureau Boys are doin', tryin-
to cover their tracks so's they kin
stay a little longer on the payroll
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE and keep their "Exempt" car.
FOR SALE--Lots 33 and 35 in They ride free and exempt whilst
Block 20, Port St. Joe. Write Ada the taxpayer walks and mops his
Rich, 162 Commerce Street, Ap- brow-and pays the bill.
alachicola, F-a. 1-19"
-To identify who is a ZZ we need
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS bigger sighs on Exempt cars. We
IS YOUR BAND INSTRUMENT furnish 'em with free gas we
WORKING FOR THE ENEMY? should see what the gents, look
Every musical instrument is need-
ed today to hasten VICTORY-to
encourage and inspire on the
home and on the fighting fronts.
If your instrument is collecting
dust, put it into uniform. We will
pay cash for it and enlist it in aic-
tive service. Write PhiliDs' Music
Mart, Panama City, Fla. 1-26*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
APARTMENT FOR RENT-Three
rooms, furnished; lights and
water included; $30 month. See
Paul Farmer, Oak Grove. tf
FOR RENT SIGNS-Two for 25c
at The Star office, ti
WANTED TO RENT
HOUSE WANTED-Desire to rent
unfurnished house as soon as
possible. See Mrs. Dan Brooks Jr.,
phone 157. 12-8tf
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Small electric heater.
Call at The Star office. tf
It's the patriotic thing to cash in
on your unused musical instrument.
We will. place it in- active service
either on the home front or in the
hands, of our fighting men. The
more music we have-inspiring,
cheering, encouraging-the sooner
Victory will be won. We will pay
CASH Write Philips' Music Mart,
Panama City, Fla. 1-26*
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters.
You have been most
considerate of us in the
post with your fine friend-
ships and patronage; for
both we ore grateful.
May we continue this
pleasant association in
Phone 5 "Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Dootor's PresoVrItlOn
Yours with the low down,
Returns To Duty
Harold Powell, SO 2/c, left Mon-
day night to return to duty at Mo-
bile after, spending the holidays
here with his wife.
Pvt. Fred MoLean from Camp
Blanding spent Christmas' here 4
with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hughes and
-son spent Christmas in Blounts-
town with relatives.
IF ANYBODY HAS-
Had a Fire
Sold a Farm
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
TELL THE EDITOR
Phone 51-The Star
May the New Year be
filled with Joy and Pros-
perity for all is our sincere
Our business relations
,post have been most
'pleasant, and it is with
Home On Leave
'Capt. George, Tapper from the
Marianna Air Base is home on a
10-day leave with his, parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Tapper.
Harry Trawick, MoMM 3/c, was
liome for a few days' leave during
the holidays, visiting friends and
Sgt. and Mrs. Charles Stewart
and son returned Tuesday night
from South Carolina, where they
spent their vacation.
Mrs. Harvey Childs of Panama
City was called here last Friday
due to the illness of her mothe-r,
Airs. Sally Montgomery.
George Philyaw of Mount Berry
School at Rome, Ga., arrived FrI-
day for the holidays here with his
James Greer and Miss Onnie Lou
LeiHardy spent the holidays visit-
ing relatives in Cusseta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry and
children spent the holidays in Don-
aldeonville, Cairo and Bainbridge,
Ga., visiting relatives.
No one has ever been able to
explain why it is that a person
who snores never has insomnia.
NEW YEARS EVE
11:60 P. M.
Late Show To
MAKE UP A NEW
YEAR'S EVE PARTY
this thought in mind that
we take advantage of the
occasion to wish each of
you all the good things of
life during the coming
year and the years to
CREECH & BROOKS
< With the Colors d c/o Postmaster, San Francisco.
WT/,S Frank W. Locke, 32938124,
--- Batt. A, 616th FA Bn., APO 345,
(Continued from page 1) c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.
Lots of luck, and keep The Star A. E. Harrelson, Qm 2c, CBRD,
coming. Camp Parks, Calif.
Paul K. Johnson.
CHOICE SHOULDER PATCH ON E DAY
'T/Sgt. Bill Coody added a real VITAMIN JUrTAiLEr.;
choice shoulder patch to the ed T HI'NK of It Your min-
*imum daily requirements
itor's collection this week. It was of A and D Vitamins or of
the 15th Air Force. Now we need leaant table it. Rememb
one of those from the 20th Air the name ONE-A-DAY
Force preferably one that has (aI.
been over Tokyo on a B-29. OR. NE RV N E
SD o0 TENSE nerves make
rno e .... *-'you Wakeful, Cranky,
We. note with a change of ad-
dress that Pvt. Frank M. Locke,
stationed at Camp Swift, Texas,
for some time and now overseas,
has been promoted to technical
Corporal Leo Kennedy, 34248804
3437th Ord. MAM Co., APO 709
RttledssT Dr. Miles Nervine
helps to lessen Nervous
Tension. Get iat your drug
store. Read directions and
use only a directed.
W HEN Headache, Mus-
cular Pains or Simple
Neuralia, Distress after
Meals, Gas on Stomach, or T
"Morning After" intWrft
with your work or spoil l
your fun, try Alka-Seltser.
U EU EEIEil~E~EiEU~
U Emmm----U E- K-.
f PLEDE FOR
THE lEW EAR
As the New Year approaches we pledge ourselves
to an even greater and more efficient service
than ever before. In maintaining this policy we
trust that we may continue to merit your friendship
.ISSt. Joe Hardware Co.
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA ui
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,
FRIDAY, DECEM-BER 29, 1944
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