The star
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 Material Information
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: February 9, 1945
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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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
oclc - 33602057
notis - ABZ6320
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System ID: UF00028419:00434

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Headquarters, XXI Bomber Com-
mand, Guam-Cpl. William C. Rob-
erts of Port St. Joe, Fla., and other
ground specialists of this B-29 o01-
ganization who took up the un-
familiar task of airbase construc-
tion in addition to their regular du-
ties, have received a special com-
mendation from Brigadier General
H. S. Hansell, Jr., Commanding
General, XXI Bomber Command.
With aviation engineers absorbed
in the priority task of completing
the giant airstrip, ground echelons
were called upon for the unusual
assignment of building adiministra-
tive and service facilities as well
as living quarters. Men like Cor-
poral Roberts, whose regular job
Is clerical, moved in on the area
of battle wreckage and, in less
than 20 weeks B-29 superfortresses
were bombing Tokyo from the
completed base on Saipan.
"You carried on your official
work with efficiency 'above the
usual under rugged conditions,"
General Hansel' said. "In addition,
with hard labor, ingenuity and a


The Home Newspaper of N,


Gulf County


northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center


Five Aspirants

Seeking Seats

On City Board

Two Out for Three-Year Term and
Three Would Fill Chair Va-
cated By Sullivan

All is now in readiness for the
battle of the ballots February 20
when the voters of Port St. Joe
will name. two members of the
,board of city commissioners, one
for a three-year term and one for
o.e year to fill the unexpired term
of C. J. Sullivan, resigned.
For the preliminary event we
have in one corner Miles K. Hurl-
but, appointed to serve until elec-
tion time in the seatvacated by
Mr. Sullivan. He has served for the
past six months, knows the ropes
well. and is apparently in top-
notch condition.
In the opposite corner we finu
Watson Smith and H. S. Lilius,

kind of stubborn will that typifies contenders for the laurels held by
the spirit of American pioneering, Hurlbut. Both are doing a lot or
you made with your own hands a road work and anticipate being In
place to live and a place to work, the pink the day of the big event.
overcoming obstacles Which were The feature attraction and the
not foreseen." one that is anticipated to fill the
Corporal Roberts' parents live at political arena to. overflowing is
Beacon Hill. He was graduated the heavyweight title bout between
from the Port St. Joe high school B. B. Conklin, present title holder,
in 1941 and entered the army in I and Horace W. Soule, the chal-
January,. 1943. longer. It's a winner-take-all at-
fair, the stake being the three-year
OUR REGULAR ITALIAN NEWS term on the commission. Conklin
An Airfield In Italy. has it over his challenger a bit on
Dear Editor Bill- At the mo- weight, lbut backers -f" Soule aver
mnent it is snowing in this part that he is fast on his feet and, Is
of Italy and to a fellow like me adept at picking openings at the
it is very cold. We have to put on proper moment. But be that as it
all our leather, fur-lined clothes may, this looks like a knock-down-
when we go out to work.. We had drag-out affair and every eligible
a good Christmas and had all the citizen of our city should put in an
turkey and trimming's we could eat. appearance at the ringside. Inci-
We couldn't be. outdone because dentally, this bloody battle is not
we were so far from home, so one for children, and no one under the
of the boys put us up a Christmas age. of 21 will be admitted.
tree right in our mess hall, lights '
and all the decorations, enough to SCOUT ANNIVERSARY
make it look like the Yule season. IS TO BE OBSERVED
Don't know whether some other
G.I. has sent you a 15th Air Force The 35th anniversary of the Boy
shoulder insignia, so I am sending Scouts of America will ,be cele-
you one herewith. As- far as I brated in Port St. Joe during the
know, "Casey" Jones and I are week of February 8 to 16. The an-
the only boys from oiur home town niversary service will be held at
who are in this particular air force. the Methodist Church next Sunday
The Star is slow in getting here at 7:30 p. m., Rev. 0. D. Langston,
but I am always glad to get it. The scoutmaster of Troop 47, deliver-
September 22 copy got here yes- ing the annual sermon.
terday (Jan. 1). All Scouts and Scouters will at-
Best regards to you, tend this service if possible. Par-
PAUL JOHNSON. ents of Scouts and all those inter-
ested in Scouting are. extended a
SOLDIER'S BEST AMUSEMENT cordial invitation to attend this
Editor The Star-I received my service. A large congregation will
first copy of The Star today. Been be' an encouragement to the troop.
missing out on a soldier's best Troop 47 has made considerable
amusement-the home town news. progress during the past two
So am sending the Eighth Service years. At present it has 31 regis-
Command shoulder patch for your tered Scouts. The troop is spon-
collection in appreciation, scored ,by the Rotary Club. The
Pvt. E. M. Whitehurst. present setup is as follows: Troop
Camp Claiborne, La. committee: W. A. Biggart.. chair-
m. ,an, Dr. A. L. Ward. M. P. Tom-
linson, J. Gale Traxler, B. B. Conk-
S/ ADDRESSES lin; O. D. Langston, scoutmaster,
Sgt. Chas. M. Pridgeon 14059260 "Red" Hendrickson, assistant; E
4501 AP Base Unit, Lakeland Air "Red" Hendricson, assistant; Ea
Base, Lakeland, Fla. Bartee, Billy Howell and Gale
Lt. John M. Lane 0-835670, Sec. Traxler. junior assistant scoutmas-
G-1. Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, ters; Donald Linton, senior patrol
Ariz. ____ leader; Claud Cowart. P. B. Fair-
ley. Tommy Hull and Billy Gibson,
U. S. Employment Service patrol leaders; Tommy Owens, 11-
Representative Is Coming brarian, and scribe.
---- The Cub Scouts, are sponsored
The United States Employment by the Kiwanis Club, with "Chuck"
Service will have a representative Gibson as cubmaster and J. C. Cu:--
at the city hall every -Thursday pepper, assistant. The Girl Scouts
from. 12 to 2 p. m. to handle em- are sponsored by the P.-T. A.
ployment' claims for unemployment ------- -
compensation and veterans' read- The War Bond you, buy may be
justmU nt allowance. HIS ticket home!

Old St. Joseph Is

Incorporated and

Paper Establishei

Attempt Made To Have Cit
Made County Seat In Place
of Apalachicola

(Third Article of a Series)
While the railroad, from St
Joseph to ola., was being corn
pleted, the promoters were not idlE
in other directions. The shoals a
the mouth of Lake Wimico were re
moved and the channel widened
The sale of the lots of the. new
town was announced fore Decem
ber *14, 1835. The settlement was
incorporated 'by an act of the legs
lative council of 1836. This pro
vided for the establishment of E
free school, for the support of the
port, for the regulation of taverns
markets and quarantine, in addi-
tion to prescribing the form of
go 'erfnnent.
The Bank of St. Joseph, with a
capital of $1,000,000, and the St
Joseph Insurance Company, with a
capital of the same amount, were
also incorporated by this session
of the council. It must be added.
however, that both of these enact-
ments were annulled in July, 1836,
by the United States congress.
'The necessity for advertising for
the successful development of the
new enterprise was. not forgotten.
The home office of the publicity
department was apparently The

Advertiser of Apalachicola, still in
the hands of R. Dinsmore West-
cott. In November, 1835, he issued
the first number of the St. Joseph
Telegraph, although he probably
still had his publication office in
Apalachicola. Soon afterwards the
two papers were. merged, if indeed
the old journal was not perma-
nently suspended before the new
one. appeared.
Sometime before March 10, 1836,
The Telegraph was moved, to St.
Joseph. Westcott and his superiors
were extremely energetic in ad-
vertising the town and, it must be
admitted, their rival, the Apalachi-
cola Land Company, was just as
industrious in decrying it, with the
result that every Florida newspa-
per of the period and many. in ad-
jacent states were filled with ma-
terial relating to the enterprise..
So many communications poured
in on the editor of The Floridian
of Tallahassee that he gave notice
that he would publish no articles
about Apalachicola and St. Joseph
except as paid advertisements. Be-
fore the end of July, 1836, West-
cott was superseded by Peter W.
Gautier, Jr., a man whose name
was destined to become so closely
allied with St. Joseph in the pop-
ular mind, ,that whenever people
spoke of the one they also thought
of the other.
Gautier was. the best stylist
among the newspaper men of the
territory; he was keen, shrewd
and decidedly not over-scrupulous.
(Continued on Page 4)


J. R. Smith, who purchased the
LeHardy Pharmacy some time ago
from J. B. McKissack, has now
bought the brick store building In
which the pharmacy is located
from Mrs. James Greer.
Mr. Smith is having, the interior
repainted, which add much to the
appearance of the establishment.



Reports Howard

Taunton As Dead






C. F. Soderberg

Called By Death

Heart Attack Is Fatal; Last Rites
Held Wednesday With Inter-
ment At Wewahitchka

Funeral services were held Wed-
nesday afternoon at 3:30 in the
First Baptist Church for Carl Fri-
dblph Soderberg, 74, who passed
away here Monday afternoon at
the home of his son, C. A. Soder-
Sberg following a severe heart at-
tack. The services were conducted
by -the 'pastor of the church, Rey.
11. F. 1allford, assisted by Rev. O.
D. Langston. pastor of the Metho-
dist Church. Interment was in
Jehu cemetery, Wewahitchka.
Deceased was.. born May 21, 1870,
in Finland, coming to the United
States in 1898 and becoming a na-
turalized citizen in 1908. He was a
shipbuilder by trade and formerly
resided in Jacksonville. For the
past six years he had lived with
his two sons, C. A. of this city and
,A. J. Soderberg of Jacksonville. In
addition he is survived by two
grandchildren, Ens. Carl A. Soder-
berg Jr.. and Mrs. Madeline Louise


"They Dirty 'Em, We Clean 'Em"
is the new battlecry of the Creech
& Brooks Laundry with inaugura-
tion of a long-felt need in Port -St.
Joe-a 24-hour diaper service for
the busy mothers of our city.
Most mothers here know how
l.ngy-looking their babies' diapers
appear when washed in the water
we have. Well, the laundry guar-
antees that the diapers will come
back "white as' drifted snow."
And, too, each bag of diapers
sent to the laundry will be washed


We would like to state again (for
the, umpteenth time) that the ed-
itor of The Star does not and wil'I
not publish letters or articles sent
in anonymously. They go straight
into the wastebasket.

Attend. Bible Conference i
Rev. R. F. Hallford attended tle I
Southeast Alabama Bible Confer-
ence in Brundidge, Ala., last week,
returning home Friday night.

Visitor From Washington
Mrs. Merrill Winslett of Wash-
ington., C., is tha; guest of Mrs. D
J. R. Smith and Mrs. Pete Gay. .R

Had. Been 'Missing In Action'
Since Raid Over Germany
On February 22, 1944

Word'was received last week by
Mrs. Marigene Taunton from the
American Red Cross that her hus-
band Lt. Howard C. Taunton, Who
hadl previously been reported as
missing in action, is now officials'
reported to be dead.
Lieutenant Taunton, 23, son of
Mrs. C. C. Taunton of this city,
was reported missing in' action
February 22, 1944, after an air raid
on airplane plants at Regensburg,
Germany, in which he participated.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps
in April, 1942, and was, called to
active service August 25. He took
pre-flight training at Kelly Field,
San Antonio, Texas; primary train-
ing at Avenger Fieldl Sweetwater,
Texas; basic training at Randolpth
Field, Texas, and advanced train-
ing at Mopre Field, Mission, Texas,
receiving his commission as sec-
ond lieutenant in May, 1943.
Howard was stationed at Dale
Mabry Fieldl, Tallahassee, for a
time, training as a P-47 pursuit
pilot, and then after being com
missioned first lieutenant, went to
Walla Walla, Wash., on a B-17 as.
co-pilot, leaving there to go over-
'seas-'in mSeptember, 1943.
He was the recipient of the Air
Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster.
Everyone had hoped that favor-
able word would be received as to
the safety of Lieutenant Taunton,
and now that he is definitely re-
ported killed in action the. sympa-
thy of the etnire community goes
out to his wife, mother and sisters.


Rev. 0. D. Langston announces
that the local Methodist Church is
taking part in the nation-wide
Crusade for Christ in which Meth-
odlist churches hope to raise $25,-
000,000 for relief and reconstruc-
tion when the war is over.
[More than. half will be spent in
war devastated areas for food, med-
ical supplies, clothing andi spiritual
ministry, said Rev. Langston, and
another appropriation will give
scholarships' to leading nationals
of several countries for attending
American colleges.
The drive for funds will occur
during the week of February 11 to
17, and all money will be used for
emergency, war-caused needs at
home and abroad. None will be
spent for the regular program of
the church, ndr for recurring ex-
penses in new programs.
A joint meeting of the Parent-.
Teachers Association, Port St. Joe
Woman's Club, Kiwanis Club and
notary Club is scheduled for next
Thursday night, February 15, at b
o'clock in the high school auditot-
'im to hear a talk on "Juvenile De-
linquency" by Millard Davidson,
superintendent of the Florida In-
d.ustrial School for Boys at Marl-
anna. That night is also written
down on the books of the P.-T. A.
as "Father's Night."
A cordial invitation to hear Mr.
Davidson is extended the. public.
lefreshments will be served.



Publlshed Every Friday at Port St. Jee, Fla.
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMI-TH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, P'ort St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months.......$1.00
-.-1{ Telephone 51 I-
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.

Our Country J Right or Wrong

The editor of the Port St. Joe Star is wor-
ried, and rightly so, because his community
is not mentioned in the plans for building air-
ports throughout the state after the war.
Ifi those communities where such plans
have been announced, so little interest is in-
dicated that we are forced to the conclusion
that most people do not appreciate the im-
portance of air- travel as an aid to building
their community. e
It may be that some of us expect too much
in the way of air transportation after, the
war, but there is no doubt that it will be one
of the major means of travel and transporta-
tion in the future. How far in the future we
cannot say. However, we are confident that
he community which does not go after every
chance to make their community an air travel
center will regret it within another quarter
There are people alive today who can re-
member the great effort and large sums spent
by communities to induce railroads to build
through their territory, and many who are
not very old. can nlaime towns that grew into
cities as 'a result' of rail connections, and
others that dwindeld, to ghost towns when
they were bypassed a few miles when the rails
yvere laid.
Sebring has great possibilities of growth
due to her fortunate location and recognition
as a strategic point in the \future plans for air
travel. But we are unfortunate in that many
citizens do not appreciate the possibilities or
understand that the location of an airport in
the community is not something that just,
comes to us on a silver platter.
Our city council had foresight enough many

months ago .to acquire a full section of land New Sa.. ni an Painting D fpicts
on which to build an airport and our present! of Cru's for hrist
city officials are smart enough to see.the need Theme o C Lrusa e to Cnils
for keeping in touch with developments, but
we fear that some of our otherwise progres-k
sive citizens fail to appreciate the fact that it
takes work and even some money to get even
those things which we consider ours by right .
of being favored of providence. .
It is quite possible that within a few years .
many tons of vegetables will be shipped from j
Highlands county direct to northern markets '..
by air and that thousands of tourists will come
to Florida by private plane, even as they have. .' i '.
in the past by automobile. A well-designed '
and properly constructed airport started on
a small scale, with allowance made for growth
and expansion, will assure us of harvesting .. .
our share of this future tourist crop.-High- ...
lands County (Sebring) News.
.r"W21%' I g

Your editor, being a veteran himself, at
times can get information out of a veteran of
World War II that the average citizen can't
get and, in our opinion, what these boys think
is something that all of us should hear.
We talked recently with a Port St. Joe boy
back from the. South Pacific who hadn't been
home for two years, and he told us that one
of the first things he saw when he picked up
a paper in San Francisco was a large War
Bond advertisement showing a soldier, sweat
and bloodstained, his outstretched finger
pointing at the reader and saying: "I'm fight-
ing for YOU!"
He was indignant. He said he was indig-
nant that he and his buddies were having
words shoved into their mouths by an ad
writer "who didn't know a damn thing about
what the men on the battlefronts thought."
"When I moved in with my company," he
went on, "and saw the beach kick up in my
face with Jap bullets, I wasn't thinking about
the YOU and YOU these guys write about..
It was MY family, MY home, MY
girl. Every man in my outfit, and every man
in any other outfit that has been under fire
would be a damn liar if he didn't admit that
that's the way it was."

All we can see after this world-wide. war
is a staggering burden of debt for all nations
on earth and a mountain of bitterness that
will take generations to outlive.

We heard a tenor singing over the radio
the other night who sounded like Rudy Valee
singing through Fred Allen's nose.

CHICAGO Warner Sallman, tion, appeal for sacrificial contribu-
whose portrait of Christ has sold tions to the $25,000,000 Crusade re-,
4,500,000 copies, depicts here the sup- lief and reconstruction fund, more-
port of millions of Christians to the than half of which will go for food,.
determinaiton of their Leader that clothing and other aid for peoples of
there be no more war. Methodists war devastated and occupied coun-
are among those who are working tries. Other phases of the Crusade
for liberty and justice for all men, for Christ call for support of co-
through their four-year, five-fold operation among nations in the post-
Orusade for Christ. war world, renewed evangelism ef-
Posters of the Sallman painting, forts, education for Christian stew-
now appearing in more than 41,000 hardship and improvement of Sunday
Methodist churches across the na- School attendance.

SHARKS LOSE TWO GAMES i Cadets Are Visitors
The St. Joe High Sharks lost Cadet Billy Howell and Cadet
wo basketball games this week. Louie Medez from Gordoh Miitary
Monday night they were dt_.'_ed College, Barnesville,- Ga., spent the
25 to 19 ,by Millv.ille" and Tuesday week-end here with Billy's par-
night in a tilt at Carrabelle they erits, Mr. and Mrs,. W. H. Howell.
lost by a close 14 to 13 score. Cadet Medez is a student from
---. *...- Cuba.
Visiting In Jacksonville __
M'-. and Mrs. 'W. I. Gardner and
daughter left Saturday for JacK- Transferred To Texas
sonTvitlle where they will spend sev- Sgt. E. B. Ramey, who has been
nral days .visiting friends, and rel- stationed at Tyndall Field for the
atives. past year, has been transferred to

Camp Howze, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Whitehead
of Panama City were guests, Sun-
day of Mrs. A. C; Whitehead.

According to the best
authorities, the mini-
mum daily A, D and B
Complex Vitamin re-
I L age person are: .
A Wio USP Units, D
A 4 U40" USP Units, BI 333
USP Units, B2 2,00
Mierograms, and ap.
e ,000 Micrograms Nico-
namde'. The'required amounts for
other B Complex vitamins have not
yet been established.
Many people do not get enough of
these essential Vitamins. DO YOU?
Why not play safe by taking,
Each ONE-A-DAY Vitamin A and
D Tablet contains 25% more of the
cod liver oil vitamins than the mini-
mum daily recommended quantity.
S, Each ONE A DAY Vitmin B
Complex Tablet contains full mini-
mum daily requirements of Vitamins
BI and B2 and 10,000 Micrograms of
Nicotinamide together with a sub-
stantial amount of other B Vitamins.
I When yo. buy Vitamins, :compare
otencies and prices-Note bow ONE-
SA-DAY Tablets conf6rm to the
[saW p .human rquiresMenta. See.
Oft hetat ourdrug store.

Attend Funeral of Baby
Those attending the funeral 01
the infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Whitfield in Wewahitchka
last Friday were Mrs. Fredb Mad-
d'ox, Mrs. George Johnson, Mrs.. J.
A. Christmas, Mrs. Oscar Roberts,
Mrs. C. G. Costing, Mrs. W. 0. An-
derson, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Coe,
Jack Fowler and Clarence Mont-
Miss Mary Ruth Plummer and
Mrs. Charles IDidd shopped Mon-
day in Panama City.

Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Howell spent
several days last week in Mobilo
and Pensacola visiting relatives.

We have the largest stock
of Shoe Polish in Port St.
Joe. ... All makes! All col-
ors! Paste and Liquid.



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Move To Panama City
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Atwood have
moved to Panama City where they
will make their home.

iiPHONE 139 W,


Rev. W. A. Daniel. Pastor DATflOT T PROGRAM AT W. M; S. MEET
Sunday school 9:45 a. m. RA TIOj, 'Members oft the Baptist Wo-
SPreaching services every first man's Missionary Society were de-
and third Sunday at 11 a. m. llllIIl li.htfully entertained Monday by
You are cordially invited to wor- Processed Foods--Blue stamps: the Junior and Intermediate Girls'
ship with us. X5, Y5, Z5, A2 and B2 now valid'. Auxiliaries who presented a short
expire March 31; C2. D2, E2, F program celebrating their Focus
program celebrating their Focus
METHODIST CHURCH and G2 now valid, expire April 28; Week. The program was sponsored
Rev. 0. D. Langston. Pastor H2, J2, K2. L2 and M2 now valid. by Mrs. T. V. Morris, young peo
9:45a.m.---hurch school exiire June 2. nle.' lea ar. who was assisted by
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. Q R and F ats-Red stamps. lid, ex rs. W. J. Daughtry in serving re-
6:30 p.m.-Youth Fellowship. Q5rch 1; T5. and 5 now valid, exirefreshments to the girls following
7:30 p.min.-Evening worship. M arch 31; T5. U5, V5, W5 and X3 the program.
Woman's Society meets Men- B2. C2 a D2 now valid, The ladies had, a very, interest-
days at 3:00 p. m. Prayer meeting, A2, B2. C2 ani D2 now valid, px-
daBiyble study and choip. m. P r practice pire tne 2. ing study hour after the program,
BAble study and choir practice Sugar-Stap 34, good for five 'd:-rng which the pastor taught
S I ilund:-s. expires Feb. 2S; stamp ;o, another chapter of th e book.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH good for 5 pounds, expires June 2. "Ri'litly Dividing the Word "oi
Services every Sunday evening Shoes-Airplane stamps No. Truth."
at 7:30 o'clock. '2 and 3 valid indefinitely. Everyone is invited to attend
at 7.:0 o _c___ Gaol'ne-A-14 coupons are now these studies, also next Monday,
-'valid through March 21, 1945. when the pastor teaches another
FoleyMrs. A. H. Pingere overhand son from chapter of the Book of John. Chil-
Foley visited here over the weeMisses Return From Birminghan dren may be left in the nursery
end with her sisters, the Misses where a nurse will be provided to
Rachel and, Juanita Gunn. Mrs. Roy Evans and daughter re a nuse will be provided to
Lt. Jimmy Mahon, stationed at returned home Sunday night from c t
Camp B'anding, visited here Satur- Birmingham, Ala., where they have
day with his parents, Mr. an.1 lived for the past several months. MOVING PICTURES VIEWED
day with his parents, Mr. an AT HOBAUGH HOME
Mrs. C. R. Mahon. C Marjorie Philyaw has re- The home of Mr. and Mt-s. E. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kidd had turned home after completing her Hobaugh became a miniature thea-
as their guests Sunday, Mr. Kidd's course of study at Florida State ter Saturday evening when their
sister and husband, ^-r andc Mrs. house guest, Walter Glass of At-
H. C. Rehwinkel of Crawfordville. College for Women, Tallahassee. house guest, WateGlmovies to
Mrs. Johnny Todd and children Capt. George Tapper from the a number of guests. The pictures
of Panama City visited friends and Marianna Air Field spent the for most part were taken by Mr.
relatives here last week-end. week-end here with his, parents, Glass in several states anbd we re
Sgt. and Mrs. Henry Raiford of apt and Mrs Tapper in technicolor. At the close the
Shreveport, La., are the guests of Mrs. Fred, Maddiox wa-s called to guests were thrilled, to see their
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Plair for a few Marianna last week-end d'ue to the host and hostess and Mr. Glass ou
days. illness of her sister, Mrs. Perry the screen.
Mr. and Mrs. Lovett Mahon ani McFarland. Mrs. Hobaugh served delicious
daughter of Jacksonville visited Mrs,. E. C. Cason of Apalachicola refreshments at intervals,, assisted
here over the week-end with Mr. visite.di her husband here over the by Mrs. Joe Jackson and Mrs. A.
and Mrs. C. R. Mahon. week-end. S. Chason.
Those enjoying the evening were
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton, Mr.
'FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH and Mrs. S. B. Shuford, Mr. and


R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
9:45-Sunday School for all,
11:00-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
7:00-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:,

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They Dirty 'Em..

We Clean 'Em..

We've inaugurated a new service for the busy
mothers of Port St. Joe. It's a

24 Br. Diaper Service

We furnish a diaper bag for each customer.- All
diapers are.washed. separately no two babies' di-
iapers are washed together. .

THE COST? Very moderate. Only three cents per
diaper and they come out as white as drifted snow.
For prices on other baby clothes, call us.

Diapers are to be delivered by. the customer directly
to our laundry and can be picked up at our
office on Monument Avenue.


Mrs. S. D. Frost, Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. Chason, Capt. and Mrs. Joe Jack-
son. Mr. and Mrs. Robert MIz,
Mr. aned Mrs. P. S. Fensom, Mrs.
Edwin Ramsey and Mr. G'ass.

The regular meeting of the J. A.
'M. Club was held Monday night at
the home of Mrs. Leroy Gainous
on Eighth Street.
As soon as the guests arrived
they were invited to the dining
room where the table. was laden
with a delicious buffet supper con-
sisting of chicken a :a king, pe>
salad, rice, vegetable salad, pepper
relish, hot rolls, glazed pecans,
devil's food cake. and coca-colas.
A valentine contest was enjoyed
by all, with prizes going to Mrs.
Eula Pridgeon and Mrs. Florrie
Members present were Mrs. Lola
Costin. Mrs,. Ruby Pridgeon, Mrs.
Eliza Lawson, Mrs. Verna Smith,
Mrs. Marguerite Pridgeon, Mrs.
Callie Howell, Mrs. Eula Pridgeon,
Mrs. Minnie Ola Drake, Mrs. Flor-
rie C'onnel', Miss Myrtice Coody,
andi Mrs. Calla Perritt and, Mrs.
Coy Redd of Panama City. Guests
'were Mrs. W. J. Ferrell and Mrs.
Andrew Martin.
The next meeting of the clubt
will be held February 19 at the
.home of Mrs. Callie Howell on
Eighth Street.

i 'Mrs. Edwin Ramsey entertained
:the Tuesday Niight Supper Club at
her home on Long Avenue, last
week. After several games ot
bridge were enjoyed, prizes, of De-
'fense Stamps were awarded to Mr.
and Mrs. H. N. Roberts and Edwin
The hostess served a delicious
supper to Mr. and. Mrs. Whaley
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs, H. N. Rob-
erts, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Mize, Mr.
and Mrs. G. S. Croxton, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Farnell afid Edwin Ran.-

Miss Margie Costin arrived rt-
Sday from Atlanta for a two weeks
visit here with her parents, Mr.
and, Mrs. C. G. Costin.


A Martin Theatre


in ,V. .O .

Chapter 13 of Serial
"Mystery of the

River Boat"



"Along the Cactus Trail"
"Flicker- Flashbacks"

Port St. Joe, Fla.

February 12 13

Also, -



Opening Chapter of

"The Black Arrow"

February 15 16


"The Princes

and the Pirate"


IPort Theatre


Mrs-. Oscar Smith honored her
small son;, Marion, on his sixth
birthday Monday afternoon with a
party at her home on Third, Street.
After games of various kind's were
enjoyed, the little guests were
served birthday cake, punch and
cookies. Valentine, favors were pie-
sented each guest.
Those' present were Jackie Hall.
Louise Warner, Anthony Pridgeon,
Clay Lewis, Robert Montgomery,
Billy McKeithen, Sandra Sasser,
Beverly Sasser, Snookie Perry, Carl
Smith. Patsy O'Day, Eloise Rogers,
Michael Smith and Meredith Smitn.
Mrs. Smith was assisted in serv-
ing by Mrs. C. M. Warner and Mri..
Z. B. Adiams.

(Phose attending the quarterly
meeting of the Northwest Coast
Baptist W. M. U. held Thursday
of last week in Wewahitchka were
Mesdames C. A. McCleflan, W. C.
Pridgeon, W. H. Howell, W. Ram-
sey, C. M. Palmer, W.. L. Waller,
T. V. Morris, J. 0. Baggett and'
Daisy Staten.

Mrs. James Perritt and daughter
Gladys Jean, and Mrs. Coy Redd-
and daughter Joyce, of Panama
City were guests Monday of Mr.
and Mrs.I Leroy Gainous.

The Woman's Society of Chris-
t ian Service met at the Methodist
Church Monday in a combined, busi-
ness and program meeting. Due to
the absence of the president, Mrs.
R. G. Boyles presided.
It was announced that at the
next church meeting, the first Mon-
day in March, Mrs. Brown of Pan-
ama City, zone leader, would be a
guest. It was decided to have a so-
cial hour at the conclusion of this
meeting. Appointed on the refresh-
ment committee, were Mrs. J. L.
Teemlle, chairman, Mrs.. J. C. Far-
nell and Mrs. Frank Manning.
An inspiring worship program,
conducted by Mrs. 0. D. Langston,
was followed by a very interesting
program on "The Life of the Am-
erican Indian'." Taking part were
Mrs. Langston, Mrs. M. K. Hurl-
but, Mrs. Manning, Mrs'. Godfrey
and Mrs. T. H. Stone. The meeting
was closed with prayer.
*' I *'
We desire to express our appre-
ciation for the, many acts of kind-
ness and word's o'f sympathy ex-
pressea during the illness and
death of C. F. Sodenberg. We par-
ticularly de''ire to thank those. who
remembered with floral tributes.
C. A. Sodeberg and Family.
Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYSI



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Mrs. Jack Litt'e and son left SCHOOL NEWS
Tuesday for Milledgeville, Ga., W
where she will join her husband.1 By WESLEY RAMSEY
They will go from there to M obile j ll||lll||ll IIIIll|lI| |ll|l|||I|I||||||I|||I|I|||||||H|II||| I|||]|
where they will make their home Proofs of the pictures for t
in the future. Mrs. Little was ac-Pannual came back M nday-an
companies, to Milledgeville -by Oa- annual came back Monday-and
det Edward Bartee who spent the was everybody Aurprised to see
week-end here with his parents. how they really looked! The group
pictures were taken Monday of
the lower grades, the football and
TCLASSFIED ADS basketball teams and other organi-
CLASSIFIED nationss Students were told to keeq,
RE STATE TED their proofs out of the sun or they
would fade but. of course, some
WE HAVE TWO very anxious buy- didn't ,and they faded before' their
ers wanting St. Joe homes. It very eyes.
vou havr one or hear of oneu forp

sale, phone or see us,. Conklin and
Carter, Costin Bldg., phone day 201
or night ]21. 2-9 23
FOUND-Pair of glasses in case.
Owner may have same by calling
at The Star office, identifying and

paying for this ad.



Everybody was disappointed In
Mother Nature Monday because it
didn't start raining early enough
to have a "rainy day session." A
number actually vowed to shoot
the weatherman for not sending it
a couple of hours sooner.
Gale "Bodie" Traxler and Teresa
"Sissy" Edwards of the junior
ICICCICU Lt C oa. -+ p--

ciass we rfelcLt tle most popu-
WE HAVE ESTABLISHED a one- iar boy and girl for the annual.
stop service station for real es- The juniors are sponsoring a.
tate. List your property with us.
We are prepared to handle all de- spaghetti dinner sale down town
tails deeds, mortgages, options, tomorrow. If anyone wants spa-
abstracts and notary work. Are ghetti cooked the right way, come
you interested in buying? We can down and get yourself a plate.
find what you want. CONKLIN Oh, to be seniors! Those lucky
and CARTER, Registered Real Es- h to be seor Tho luc
tate Brokers, Costin Bldg. Day lugs have gotten out of every class
phone 201; night 121. 2-9* this week to practice on their play,
WANTED TO BUY so it ought to be good. We know

WANTED-Small electric heater.
Call at The Star office. tf


FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters
Notice is hereby given that the
regul-r Municipal Election for the
-election of one City Commissioner
for the full term of three years
and one City Commissioner for tihe
ni expired term of one-year for the
City of Port St. Joe will be held.
in the City Hall in the City of Port
St. Joe on Tuesday, February 20th,
The polls will open at 8 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. iM.
Fqstern Standard War Time.
2-16 Cit3y Auditor and Clerk.

from inside information that it will
be good, so everybody come out
tonight asnd see. 'East Lynne."
There hag been a change in
teachers at school. Much for the
worse, say the sophomores. Miss
Elkins has been switched from 10th
grade English to algebra. and
Miss Nix to. sophomore English.


(Continued from Page 1)
His paper, the name of which :ic
changed to the St. Joseph Times
in November of 1836, became the
most quoted sheet in Florida,
chiefly because of his wit and
Whel men of prominence andi in-
fluence engage in a costly under-
taking and enter Into such bitter
rivalries as did the Apalachicola
Land Company and, the promoters

N O T I C E of St. Joseph, the scene of action
Notice is hereby given that 1 will almost inevitably be at times
will sell to the highest bidder for transferred to the political arena.
cash, at the. City Hall, on the 12th Sait th e po u
day of February at 10 o'clock a. The, "Saints," asthey were popu-
m., one =black listed sow marked larly called, immediately attempted
crop and mmde-rbit right ear, and to retard the development of the
split and underbit left ear; weigh old town through legislative nac
approximately 150 pounds. Owner old town through legislative enac-
may redeem same before hour of ment. With the representative, E.
sale by paying cost of pound'. J. Wood of Franklin county, which
JOrN J. ROWAN. at that time included in its boun-
Chief of Police, S daries the two towns, taking the
1 City of Port St. Joe.
lead. a bill was rushed, through the
legislative council of 1836 remov-
ing the county seat from Apalachi-
cola to 'St. Joseph. This was un-
doubtedly a case of "cast-iron
nerve" on the part of the Saints,
for the construction of their town
had, hardly begun at the time when
the law was approved on January
17, 1836.
But alas, sometimes fortune does
S\not favor the bold; the national
f congress annulled the law. Prob-
ably the chief cause of this an-
nulmnent was the activity of Joseph
M. White, the territorial delegate
to congress, who was interested lm
the Apalachicola Land Company,
being one of, the trustees ap-
TO SAFEGUARD pointed to sell its landis. White did
U HEALTH everything in his power to thwart
vOUR HEALTH the, growth of St. Joseph..
*The purity and uniformity of the The attempt of 1836 was not the
drugs and chemicals we use in corn- last one to remove the seat of
pounding your physician's prescription county government from Apalach-
are ensured by the vigilant chemists of county government from Apalachi-
Control Laboratories. Even during the cola. The bill was re-enactedi in
mansifactie ofa simple product a score
or more orexactitfg tests for purity are
made. Thus, we compound prescriptions
with full confidence in the reliability of DRIVE BY
the ingredients your physician prescribes,
We se *l.rk Pr.escription Cheicals SUNNY STATE

Smith's Pharmacy SERVICE

Phone 5 Port St. Joe I
We Fill Any Doetor's Prssoriptlsn and Get Your Windshield

1837 with the following caustic *.', Return To Texas
preamble: "Whereas, the Legisla- Mrs. F. Schoenemann and daugfi-
tive Council of the Territory of ter left Thursda- for their honimt
Florida at the last session in San Antonio, Texas.
upon a petition of the inhabitants
of Franklin County en- Senil 'Thie ar to a friend.
acted and declared the city of st. -
Joseph to be the public site of said FOR CITY COMMISSION
county, and whereas, the said Act I herewith announce my candi-
has. been, annulled by the Congress dacy for the office of City Com-
of h Unitd Stats contrary to missioner .of the City of Port SI.
of the United States, contrary toJoe for the full three-year term,
usage and the local rights of toe subject to the will of the voters at
people of Florida; andi whereas, a the municipal election February
large majority of the citizens of 20. If elected I will work for the
S' -t *-"r.ts f Port St. Joe ana
Franklin County at a recent e.ec- her citizens. Your vote and sup-
tion have expressed by vote their port will bie appreciated.
preference as to the location of the Respectfully,
county seat HORACE W. SOULE -
The United States congress ap-
pa'ently remained obdurate, and FOR CITY COMMISSION
Apalachicola continued to be the I take th'.s opportunity of an-
seat of government for Franklin nouncing to the citizens of Port St.
county. Joe my candidacy for re-election as
City Commissioner for the three-
(Fourthi article next week) year term on February 20th. It is
----- my purpose, as it has been in the
Visiting In Savannah past, to study thoroughly the fi-
nancial, moral and social problems
Mrs. D. B. Lay and daughter, our c'ty -faces and to foster the
Mrs. A. M. Jones, MPrs..M. P. Toni- growth of civic interest in Port St.
Ulnson andi little Miss Pat Burns J.oe through proper publicity as to
left Tuesday for Savannah, Ga., what iE, planned, to the end that
those who elect us, who choo-se us
for several days' visit with reia- a their representatives, will study
tives. and work with us, sponsoring there-
----- by the real ideal of municipal or
To Make Home Tn Louisiana any other kind of government. If
a ssuch meets your approval, I would
Mrs. Fred. Gilmore and. son JOlni appreciate your fair and mature
left Thursday for Lake Charles, consideration and active support.
La., ",'lhere they will make their Respectfully,
home in the future. I B. B. CONKLIN.


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\ Muscular Pains and
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"'ell him wee e cutting pupwoed!"

" SEE here ir. the paper that

General 'Somervell says,

'We woyvld rather fire a

ton of mrunitions than lose

a singlMAmerican soldier'.

"That's the way I like to

hear our generals talk be-

cause that 'single soldier'

might be our boy. So when

the government says the

shortage of pulpwood may

hold up the supply of muni-

tions, I'm going to cut every

darn stick I can.

"You just tell the boy to

keep on doing his best over

there and we'll do our best

to back him up over here."





I wish to announce to the people
of Port St. Joe my candidacy for
City Commissioner for the one
year term on February 20. It has
been my privilege to serve you for
the' past six months. During that
time I have used the position en-
trusted to me for the betterment
of our city. If elected I shall be
at all times mindful of the responsi-
bility that rests on us at this time.
And you can be assured that every
matter brought to my attention
will have thorough, prompt and
fair consideration. Your vote and
your support will be sincerely ap-

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as directed.
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FRIDAY,:FE&Rtt.ARY 9, 1945