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VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945 NUMBER 14
CPL. WILLIAM ROBERTS
EXPECTED HOME SOON
According to word received by
The Star from Pacific Fleet head-
quarters at Pearl Harbor, Cpl.
William C. Roberts, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Roberts of Beacon
Hill, is on his way home aboard
the USS Montrose. He left Guam
December 15 and was scheduled to
arrive in Los Angeles shortly af-
ter the first of the year.
Spends Holidays Here
Capt. William Tapper, who ,is
stationed at Wright Field, Dayton,
Ohio, spent the holidays here with
his parents, Capt. and' Mrs. Robert
Expects To Receive Discharge
,Clyde Gentry, S 2/c, of Lake City
spent several days here recently
with his wife and son. He expects
to receive his discharge some time
Returns To Quantico
Pvt. Earl Gilmore left Wed.ies-
day night to return to his post or
duty at Quantico, Va., after spend-
ing the .holidays here with hbr
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gil-
Returns To Birmingham
J. 0. Evans, S 1/c, left last eve-
ning to return to Birmingham,
Ala., where he will receive new
orders. J. C. spent the holidays
here with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis Evans.
Hunt Presents History of
Closing the year for Rotary,
Floyd Hunt wen-t back into the ar-
chives of the clqb a.td presented a
history of Rotary achievements
-since its installation in 1942.
Hunt pointed out the good the
community had accomplished thru
Rotary activity. He said not all ot
the civic projects Rotary proposed
had been completed' or actually be-
gun, but that these projects would
come up on the 1946 calendar for
'further development and. consider-
ation. Playground improvement,
aid to hospitals and libraries, war
!bond drives and school assistance
were among the. civic aid -projects
enacted by the club during the
past three years.
In presenting the history Hunt
said that inl reviewing the roster
of the club it was noted that or
the original 30 charter members
26 were still active',
Visitors at this last meeting of
the year were Carter McFarland,
Jacksonville Rotarian, Chas. Wall
and' Conaly Ward.
Asa Montgomery Looking Fine
Mrs. Asa Montgomery and son
James, and Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Lewis and children returned: home
last Friday from a five-day visit.
in Orlando where Mr.' Montgom-
ery is in the state TB sanatorium.
Mi's. Momitgomery reports that Asa
has. put on 20 pounds and: is look-
ing and feeling tine.
Attend Maddox Services
Mrs. Louise Maddox and Mr.
and Mrs. Malin Merritt of Colum-
bia, Ala., attended the funeral ser-
vices of George Maddox here Wed-
Returns To Gainesville
IMrs. Ada Hammock left this
week for her home in Gainesvillo
after a month's visit here with havi
Typhus Fever Is On Flames Destroy George Maddox
Increase In Florida! Cabin Court At | Called By Death
Says Health Board!
Besides Endangering Health of Our1
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and school after spending, the holidays
Mrs. Austin Huggins. here.
Highland View Funeral Serv[ces Held Wednesday
i.- I With Interment In Jehu
Forehand Property Goes Up In Cemetery
Smoke With Loss Esti- I
.mated At $10,000 George R. Maddox, 62, passed
,---- away on the first day of the newy
The, Port St. Joe fire depart- year at the home of his sister,
meant was called out at 10:45 Wed- Mrs. Nora Howard following a
nesday morning, to fight a blaze three months' illness due to heart
at Highland. View that completely Mr. Maddox was a native of this
destroyed, the 24-cabin court be- section, having been born Decem-
longing to W. C. Forehand. The her 3, 1883, near Beacon Hill. He
Tyndall Field fire lads were called was a salesman for the Beck and
out also, but arrived on the scene Greg Hgardwate Company of At-
too late to be of assistance. alnta, Ga., and. had made this city
The fire, which Mr. Forehand his' home for the past 15 years.
said he believed had started from Funeral services were held Wed-
an overheated flue, had gained too nesday, afternoon at the gravesid-e
much headway when the fire in Jehu cemetery, near Wewa-
fighters arrived, and their efforts hitchka, with the Rev. W. A. Dan-
were devoted .to saving nearby ier officiating. Pall bearers were
dwellings. C. A. McClellan, Arthur Lupton,
Mr. Forehand places his loss in OsCcar Bragdok, Jack Pridgeon, B.
the neighborhood, of $10,000 on the B. Conklin, Stets1on Prid'geon and
cabins and contents, none of whicn Patty Lovett. The profusion of
was covered ,by insurance. The floral tributes testified, to the es-
greater part of the furnishings, teem in which Mr. Maddox was
were saved, though quite a bit was held' by those who knew him.
destroyed. Deceased is survived by one sis-
____ ter, Mrs. Nora Howard. of this city.
County Has Huge Job UP Lists 12 Biggest
Ahead On Home Repair News Stories o '45
Citizens, Rats Cause Property
Damage of $44,000,000 Yearly
A bead has been drawn by the
state board of health on one small
flea, just one species or a family
of 500 varieties which plague man-
kind. It is the, flea which lives in
the greasy, germ infested, ill-
-smelling confines of the rat's fur,
and transmits the germ of Flor-
ida's fast increasing typhus fever
to the human.
A person may be bitten at home,
at his desk, in a picture show, a
public eating place anywhere,
where a rat has lost its fleas. Now
the flea can't spread typhus un-
less the rat on which it has been
living is infected-but the rat in
turn can't become infected unless
the flea transmits the germ. It's a
sort of "which comes first, the
chicken or the egg" idea.
Granting 'that the flea has been
living on a typhus infested rat. He
drops off, knocks around for a day
or two, then gets hungry. Your
baby is playing in his crib, so the
flea being of a friendly nature,
hops in too, fastens himself to the
tender skin and proceeds to feast.
But as he feasts he emits the ty-
phus germ. He drops off, the child
scratches the bite, and"the typhus
germ is on its' way through the in-
nocent -victim's system. '
The fever is spread only thru
the -rat flea. It is a serious illness,
but seldom fatal. It causes both
agonizing pain and months of te-
State board of health authori-
ties say there is only one way to
control typhus, and that is by
throttling the rat. Yet it is difft-
cult to paint a rodent control pro-
gram to a person or group merely
through description of how ty-
phus fever devitalizes.
Primary way of arousing inter-
est so far has been through lurid
but true pictures of its economic
aspect. For rats can't' survive
without food and a place to live.
Old houses must 'be put in condi-
tion so that rats can't enter, and
rats that are inside must be an-'
nihilated through poison. Houses
in the process of construction
should be rat-proofed as a mattf.r
of protection against disease and
property los.s. And by all means
keep the garbage can clean ana
covered with a well-fitting lid.
It is a blight on a state and its
citizens to allow an estimated
$44,000,000 worth of property dam-
age every year by rats.
Miles Dime Store. Is
Bought By McCoy's
Emmett Daniels and,, Mrs. Mc-
Coy have purchased the Miles K.
Hurlbut 5, 10 and 25-ceant Store and
took possession yesterday.
Hereafter the store will be
known as McCoy's 5, 10 and 25-
cent Store and will ,be owned and
operated 'by Mrs. Gladys McCoy,
C. E. Daniels and J. F. Daniels.
Return To School
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon re-
turned, home Tuesday night from
Auburn, Ala., where they had
taken their daughter Virginia and
the Misses Margie Kirkland and
Betty Jo Lane, .who returned to
The United Press selection or
the 12 biggest news .Lories of 1945
judged- -i terms t. 'iuriri :. sig-
nificance and headline display, are
April 12-Roosevelt dies at Warm
April 28- Italian partisans exe-
May 1--The Hamburg radio an-
nounces Hitler's death.
.May 6--Germany signs surren-
der at Rheims.
June 26-United Nations organ-
ize for world peace at San Fran-
cisco. Charter completed.
July 26-La.bor party iwin.s Brit-
July 28 Bomber crashes into
Empire State. building.
August 2-Potsdam declaration.
August 2 Truman announces
use of first atomic bomb on Japan.
August 14 Truman announces
Japan accepts surrender terms.
November 20-German war crim-
inals go on trial at Nu'lenberg.
November 21-UAW strike at
The above selection attempts to
list only the first 12 in importance
andi does not exclude hundreds or
other important events in 1945.
Return From Arkansas Visit
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. 'Boyer and
sons returned home last Friday
n,,< in ..o ine e ,,. ,,, i^ i 'from Beebee, Ark., where they vis-
cording to the report. Ample funds, cited Mr. Boyer's parents during
at low interest charges, are avail- the Christmas holidays.
able for such work through com-
m ercial banks, savings and' loan IIllllll IIlllll llllllll llllll lllllllll ll lllllllllllllllllllllllll
associations, credit unions and Announcing Arrival of
mutual sayings banks, it is pointed
out. Miss Port St. Joe of 1946
BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET To Miss Betty Jo Rich goes
the honor of being the first
The regular meeting of the baby born. in Port St. Joe in
Band Boosters Association will tbe 1946.
held. Monday night. January 7, ar The young. lady, daughter of
7:30 p. m. at the school house. All Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rich, ar-
mem'bers are urged, to be present. rived in our fair city at 1:25
I -a. m., January. 1, 1946, and
Returns to Military College I when interviewed by a repre-
iSgt. Edward Bartee has re- seritative of The Star stated
turned to military college at Mill-I she was greatly taken by Port
edgeville, Ga., to resume his studies St. Joe and intended making
after. spending the holidays here this her future home.
and in Mobile, Ala. IHIlUlllfl lflll Hii llllilliHiliH
Joe Mira to Head
March of Dimes
Drive In County
Campaign Will Open January 14
and Continue Through 31st;
'Birthday Ball Jan. 25
-Joe Mira, who has been named
chairman of the Gulf county March
of Dimes, committee, to raise funds
for the fight on infantile paraly-
sis, yesterday announced that the
appeal will open January 14 and
continue, through January 31.
"All people," Mira said, "have
come to know that the Nationai
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
is a necessary and invaluable
force in our national life. We
know how effective. it has been in
epidemics of polio, providing medi-
cal care and' treatment for polio-
myelitis patients, regardless or
age, race, creed or color.
'We, realize that much of the
knowledge of the disease and its
treatment results from scientific
research made possible by the na-
'tional foundation. I am sure that
everyone will contribute more gen-
erously this year than ever 'before."
As in former years, half of all
the money collected in Gulf county
will remain here to finance the
hospitaliza-tion, care and treatment
of local sufferers. The other hair
goes to headquarters of the na-
tional foundation and is used for
continuing research, education anTf
emergency ild t- e'iEtc-i ftu-u
out the nation.
iMr. Mira announced that the an-
nual birthday ball will be held at
the Centennial Auditorium Friday-
night, January 2.5, with music pro-
vided by the Camp Gordon Johns-
Band Director Would
Organize City Band
Stanford Beckham, director of
the high school band, would like
to form a Port St. Joe city band,
and feels that there are a suffici-
ent number of musicians here to
set up such an organization.
"I already know of quite a num-
ber of people who play various in-
struments who would, be glad of
a chance to become a member of
a city band," said Beckham, "and
there are probably a lot more who
with a little instruction would be-
come good, players."
Mri. Beckham is talking up the
matter, and contemplates calling a
public meeting if enough interest
There should be a sufficient
number of ex-high school band
Sme.mbers to form the nucleus of
]a city band, he points out.
Addition Is Being Made
To Lewis & Sons Garage
,Starting off the new year with
a bang, the M. G. Lewis & Sons
Garage has underway a 50 by 57-
foot concrete block addition to
the present garage building which
will give 2600 square feet of addi-
tional floor space.
Three sides of the structure will
he practically all plate glass win-
dows and will be used as a display
room for Hudson and Willis cars
and International trucks.
Visitors From Canal Zone
Mr. and "Mrs. Tom Fleming
Smith of Cristobal, Canal Zon*,
were visiting relatives here Rte
More. than $271,000 is expected
to be spent 'during the next five-
years by Gulf county home own-
-ers onremodling ah' Paii"-or c.
The year .194,6 promsies to inagu-
rate one of the greatest eras in
American history for home repairs
and modernization, according to
estimates released by the Title
Council of America. "Few develop-
ments will contribute more to em-
ployment and general prosperity
In any community," according to
the chairman of the council's resi-
dential construction committee.
Because of lack of materials and
manpower during the war, the ma-
jority of the. county's 2,051 dwell-'
ings are in need of some kind of
repair or remodeling work. Kit-
chen improvements and moderni-
zation of bathrooms, installation of
tiled showers andl in some homes
addition of a second bath top the
nation's list of most wanted im-;
Outside paint jobs are needed on
50 per cent of homes, and addition
of rooms and construction or
porches also rank high in remodel-
ing plans, according to the report.,
New roofing and heating plants
are required by many dwellings.
Home owners in Florida will
spend an estimated $78,045,000,
and those of the nation more than
$5,500,000,000 for major repairs
lflop in th e nt f 'ive ars c- a
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, i94~
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fia,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter,, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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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.
Omr Country Right or Wrong
HOW ABOUT AN ABOUT FACE, CLAUDE_-
Since Senator Claude Pepper has returned
from his junket around Europe we wonder if
he will continue his stand to allow the Atlan-
tic Coast Line to buy stock control of the
Florida East Coast Railway in face of the fact
that at an interstate commerce commission
hearing held at West Palm Beach it was
brought out, that practically everybody but
Senator Pepper and ACL officials are in fa-
.vor of the St. Joe- Paper Company taking
over the line?
In the West Palm Beach hearing the in-
vestors, the trustees operating the railroad,
the operating officials, the Railway Brother-
hoods representing all the employes, the ship-
pers served by the Florida East Coast Rail-
way, county and city officials along the line,
chambers of commerce, civic organizations,
newspapers, connecting railroads, and citizens
of the east coast generally were all' united in
support of the duPont interests taking over
operation of the FEC.
Now let's see what Claude is going to do,
since it w.as at his behest that the interstate
commerce commission reopened this case to
determine the public interest. Looks to ug as
though the public has spoken in no uncertain
terms and that the senator will not find in
the record of the hearing one single scrap ot
evidence to justify his continued support of
the Atlantic Coast Line.
Better change your tune, senator, for attes.
all' you get your votes in Florida and not from
those northern bankers, who dominate the
THERE'LL BE A HOT TIME .
The political action committee of the C10
is reported as planning a vigorous entry into
the Florida spring primaries with the avowed
purpose of defeating all congressmen who
voted for the Smith-Connally anti-strike bills
and other restricted legislation. Such a black-
list would cover every Florida representative
except Congressman Rogers of Fort Lauder-
dale, who entered congress since the bill was
Yellowstone Park has 70 active geysers, hat
never have to worry about re-election.
Biggest Boating Boom In
History Faced By Florida
Florida is bursting, war restraints
for its biggest boating boom, ac-
cording to, the state's top U. S.
Coast:Guardi officer, Commodore J.
steadily since t
Mrs. Patty LovE
Martha spent se
cantly in Valdos
her son and family
Mrs W S lothb
E. Whitlock, who says: daughter, the
"Pepole have more, money than and Barsbara
ever. Sport fishing is one of the Miss Loine
most fascinating pastimes known aachicoa, ere
to Americans. Everyone .who can terday.,
afford one wants a boat of some
description." Mr. and; Mrs.
.More-than 20,000 motorboats al- as their guests
.ready have been registered with days Mrs. B
the Coast Guard. in the 7th Naval James Smith as
District. Lake City.
"The licensing office at Miami," ,Mr. and Mrs.
days Whitbeck, "is 'kept 'busy log- and children r
going changes 'of- ownership the Friday from La
best boating interest barometer, spent the holiday
This barometer has been rising berly's. mother.
MURDER OF 1776
What has become of the spirit of 1776? Is
there nothing left of that but a stirring pic-
ture of three men with drum 'and fife and
flag? Have we lost all the courage and char-
acter that caused this country to be? Are we
such a craven or stupid lot that we will allow
ingenious forms of corruption to bribe us into
citizenship imbecility? It is done in cleverly
We are being schooled to accept the leader-
ship that is definitely taking us into a -com-
munistic state. Dr. Morley, the president oi
Haverford College, and Dr. Byrd, president oi
the University of Maryland, have declared
that we are vacating the American principles
and practices to accept a socialized state. It
is a tragic truth. The "Spirit of 1776" today
is nothing more than a picture of three men
with drum and fife and flag.
Senator Harry F. Byrd reports a still fur-
ther alarming fact which confirms the in-
dictment of our government by these two
alert, intelligent, and patriotic college heads,
Senator Byrd reports that a careful review
of inquiries reveals "the amazing fact that
nearly all the bureaucratic agencies are plan-
ning to increase rather than decrease their
personnel in the postwar era." That means an
What do we do? Nothing. Just take the
tax bill and get it postmarked before the dead-
line. We Americans have become a lot of
The once proud America, the Republic of
our songs, our legends and our literature, is
gone. Once every American was inspired by
the gospel of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of
Rights is gone. "Sweet land of liberty" is no
longer a sweet land of song. The American
people are no longer American they have
become a bunch of spineless saps. And we,
day will come when this bureaucracy will have
no taxable people left to plunder. And we,
the once strong, self-reliant, proud Ameri-
cans, stand by to see the "Spirit of 1776" mur-
dered., And who murdered the "Spirit of
1776"? We ourselves did. Tulsa (Okla.)
TAG DEADLINE JANUARY 15
For the benefit of those motorists of Port
St. Joe who have not yet procured their 1946
license plates from Uncle Edd Pridgeon, we
draw attention to the fact that January 15 is
the deadline for meeting this obligation. Beai
in mind, too, that no less an authority than
the governor himself has declared that un-
der no circumstances will this deadline be
Under the circumstances the wise driver
will apply for his tag as soon as possible, for
by doing so he will avoid the delay and an-
noyance that inevitably attends the period of
last-minute rush. Which reminds us
that we'd better get our own tag before that
said rush begins.
A poor man sure has a hard time. Just as
he bolts the door against the wolf the stork
flies in the window.
he summer of GOOD CAUSE FOR WORRY
"Why is Jim pacing up ana
- down in front of his house like
ett and daughter that?"
sveral days re- "He's terribly worried about his
ta, Ga., visiting wife."
ly, Mr., and: Mrs. 'Is that so." What's she gotVr
)bins and grand- ----- ---
Misses Ida Louise
Jean Owens, and
'elton, all of Ap-
visitors here yes-
Harry Brewton had
s during the holt-
nd two children of
returned home last
keland, where they
ays with Mrs. Wim-
Move To Gulfport
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Johnson left
last Friday for Gulfport, Miss., to
make their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hughes of
Mobile, Ala., were the guests of
their daughter and- family, Mr.
and. Mrs. Rush Chism, over the
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Trexler had
as a recent guest Charles R. Allen
of Atlanta, Ga., who has just re-
turned, from India where he served
with the air aorps.
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I M N NA n> M F% I F01NDATIOIN K>H INT.vV111.P.I iM .1'sit-. IN(
For millions of Americans, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who re-
fused to accept defeat from infantile paralysis, symbolized the
nation's fight against the Great Crippler organized and directed by
the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which the late
President founded. The above poster was prepared by the Nation-
al Foundation for its 1946 March of Dimes. January 14-31.
4 January 31
,THE LAST AY
4 FOR MEN NOW IN THE ARMY TO
4 RETAIN THEIR PRESENT GRADES
Men now in the Army who re-
enlist before February 1 will
be reenlisted in their present
grade. Men honorably dis-
charged can reenlist within 20
days after discharge in the
grade they held at the time of
discharge, provided they re-
enlist before February 1, 1946.
There's a long list of attractive
reenlistment privileges in the
new Armed Forces Voluntary
Recruitment Act of 1945. The
ability to keep your present
grade is only one of them, but
this privilege expires on
There are plenty of other
reasons why many thousands
of men have enlisted, and more
thousands are enlisting every
day. You'll certainly want to
know all of the opportunities
open to you. If you'll read
them carefully, you'll know
why a job in the new peace-
time Regular Army is being
regarded today as "The Best
Job in the World."
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW
1. Enlistments for 11/2, 2 or 3 years.
(-year enr. tments permitted for men
now in Army with 6 months' service.)
2. Enlistment age from 17 to 34 years
inclusive, except for men now in Army,
who may reenlist at any age.
3. Men reenlisting retain present grades,
if they reenlist within 20 days after
discharge and before February 1, 1946.
4. The best pay scale, medical care,
food, quarters and clothing in Army
5. An increase in the reenlistment
bonus to $50 for each year of active
service since such bonus was last paid,
or since last entry into service.
6. Up to 90 days' paid furlough, de-
pending on length of service, with fur-
lough travel paid to home and return,
for men now in Army who enlist.
7. A 30-day furlough every year at full
8. Mustering-out pay (based upon
length of service) to all men who are
discharged to reenlist.
9. Option to retire at half pay for life
after 20 years' service-increasing to
three-quarters pay after 30 years' ser-
vice. All previous active federal mili-
tary service counts toward retirement.
10. Benefits under the GI Bill of
11. Family allowances for the term of
enlistment for dependents of men who
enlist before July 1, 1946.
12. Opportunity to learn one or more
of 200 skills and trades.
13. Choice of branch of service and
overseas theater in the Air, Ground or
Service Forces on 3-year enlistments.
PAY PER MONTH- tar RETIREMENT
ENLISTED MEN Base Pay INCOME AFTER:
Per 20 Years' 30 Years'
In Addition to Food, Lodging, Master Sergeant Month Service Service
Clothes and Medical Care or First Sergeant $138.00 $89.70 $155.25
Technical Sergeant 114.00 74.10 128.25
(a)-Plus 20% Increase for Staff Sergeant 96.00 62.40 108.00
Service Overseas. (b)-Plus Sergeant . 78.00 50.70 87.75
50% if Member of Flying Corporal 66.00 42.90 74.25
Crews, Parachutist, etc. (c)
-Plus 5% Increase in Pay Private First Class. 54.00 35.10 60.75
for Each 3 Years of Service. Private .. 50.00 32.50 56.25
SEE THE JOB THROUGH REENUST NOW AT YOUR NEAREST
U o A U. .& ARMY RECRUITING STATION
S. S. ARMY SELECTIVE SERVICE OFFICE
BE A Port St. Joe, Floorida
"GUARDIAN OF VICroRY"
AIR. GROUND. SERVICE FORCES PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
210 Harrison Avenue
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
., FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945
FRIDY, ANUAY 4 195 TH STR, PRT T. OE, ULFCOUNY, LORDA PGE HRE
ENJOY FAMILY REUNION
The home of Mr. and Mrs. L. J.
Trexler was the scene of a family
reunion over the holidays when
the entire family got together for
the first time in six yeors. Pres-
ent with Mr. and Mrs. Trexler
were their two sons. Philip of
Notre Dame, Ind., and Ralph, re-
cently discharged from the navy
at Chicago; daughter Joan, who is
a senior at Touri Hospital in New
Orleans, and son-in-law and daugh-
ter, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Haire of
Fred. Maddox and Joe. Walker of
St. Andrews, both serving in the
Merchant Marine, .spent Monday
here with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mad-
We Save Your
and Heel You
While You Wait!
THE LEADER SHOE
BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE
PRESENT XMAS PROGRAM
The Intermediate and Junior G.
A.'s, the Intermediate and Junior
R. A.'s and 'the Sunibeam classes
of the Baptst Church rendered a
beautiful Christmas program at
the church Monday afternoon for
the members of the Woman's Mis-
Miss Bernice Posey gave: an en-
joyable talk on the importance of
the Y. W. A. training for young
women, following which all were
invited to the basement for .re-
freshments of dainty sandwiches,
hot chocolate and coffee.
It was announced that the busi-
ness meeting for January will be
held at the church Monday after-
noon at 3 o'clock, and that the
Sunbeams will meet at the same
The regular quarterly commun-
ion services will be held at cut
Presbyterian Church next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett and
daughters,- Alma a n d Carolyn,
spent Christmas in 'Bonifay with
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Allen and sons.
'Miss Elaine Gore of Dothan, Ala.,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R.
V. Coburn for several days.
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MONEY TO LOAN
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 1945
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55--1\orning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"A GOOD RULE FOR THE NEW YEAR."
6:25-Baptist Training Union,
7:30-Evening Worship. .0
"THE SAVING POWER OF THE LORD'S SUPPER."
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THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
I Groceries- Meats Dry Goods
0. E. S. and Masons
In Joint Installation
Members of the Order of East-
ern Star and Masons gathered! aL
the Masonic hall last Friday eve-
ning for a joint installation cere-
The ceremony opened with a
prayer by W. C. Forehand, fol-
lowed by o song, "In the Garden,"
the Salute to the Flag and, the na-
The officers for the Masons were
then installed by J. L. Temple and
S. C. Pridgeon. as follows: G. W.
Cooper, worthy master; F. Talley,
senior warden; D. L. Owens, junior
warden; C. G. Costin, treasurer;
G. C. Adkins, secretary; T. G.
Manasco, senior deacon; Watson
Smith, junior deacon; Lamar Jor.
dan, senior steward; Robert Shaw,
junior steward; J. H. Greer, mar-
shal; A. D. Roberts, chaplain.
A bondiburning ceremony was
then held, followed, by a song,
"Blest Be the Tie," after which
officers of the Order of Eastern
Star were installed, by Mrs. Flor-
rie Connell. worthy matron; Dick
gpillers, worthy patron; Leslie
Spiller, marshal; Mrs. Effie Jones,
chaplain., and Ira Mae Carr, pi-
Taking office were Pauline Smith,
worthy matron; Watson Smith,
worthy patron; Alma Parker, as-
sociate matron; B. E. Parker, as-
sociate patron; Lovie Conurn, sec-
retary; Sybil Scheffer, treasurer;
Estelle Griffin, conductress; Wil-
ma Cooper, associate conductress;
Florrie, Connell, marshal; Bessie
Powell, chaplain; Myrtice Smith,
organist; Mable Christmas, Ada;
Lyda Adkins, Ruth; Della Mize,
Esther; Onnie Greer, Martha;
Ruth Ramsey, Electa; Virginia
Talley, warder; George Cooper,
After the installation, a delicious
dinner consisting of baked chicken,
dressing, green beans, stuffed; cel-
ery, carrot salad, rolls, fruit cake
and coffee was served to those
Attending the ceremony from
the Panama City 0. E. S.' chapter
were Mrs. Effiie Jones, Mrs. Mae
Beck, Mrs. Iva Mae Carr, Mrs.
Effie White and Mrs. Violet Gainer.
Y. W. A. ENJOYS CHRISTMAS
PARTY AT BAPTIST CHURCH
The Y. WV. A. of the Baptist Wo-
man's Missionary Society enjoyed
a Christmas party at the church
last Friday night. The junior Sun-
day school department and base-
ment had been beautifully decor-
ated for the occasion Iby Miss Vir-
ginia Pridigeon and committee.
The guests were registered at
the door by the Misses Betty Sue
Watts and Alma Baggett. Games
and contests were conducted by
Mrs. Rochelle Jackson and Miss
Carolyn Baggett. A delicious plate
and coca-colas were served, by
Mrs. T. V. Morris, Young People's
leader, assisted by Mrs. Mel Mag-
Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Allen an-
nounce. the birth of a son on De-
cember 28 at the municipal hos-
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Taunton of
Wewahitchka announce the birth
of a daughter Decemlber 30 at the
MRS. CONNELL HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB TUESDAY
Mrs. J. A. Connell was hostess
to members. of the J. A. M. Clui
Tuesday night at her nome on
After the regular' session of the
club, the hostess served a delicious
buffet lunch consisting of baked
ham, pea salad', pineapple sand-
wiches, hot rolls, lemon cheese
cakel and coffee.
The next meeting- of the club
will be January 14 at the home of
Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Aultman an-
nounce the marriage of -their
daughter Ruby to S/Sgt. Charles
Forbes, sonic of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Forrbes of Blountstown. The cere-
mony was performed at 5 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, January 1, at
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Prid:geon Jr.,
and sons spent Sunday afternoon
in Wewahitchka, the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed;d C. Pridgeon.
Subscribe to The Star-$2 year.
THE SLOWEST AND THE MST
-IELPt.ESS AND DEFENSELESS OF
ANIMALS. IT VW/ILL HANG FOR
HOURS IN THIS POSITION..
There nothing slow about the
service at the LILIUS JEW-
ELRY CO. We try to bring
people the advantages of BET-
TER JEWELRY. Our stock
of fine jewelry, novelty Jew-
elry, leather goods and dia-
mond rings is complete .
and our watch repair service is
as dependable as ever.
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A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 R. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 51
HIT NO. 1
HIT NO. 2
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship. Also
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship. Chapter 6 of Serial
7:,30 p. mt.-Evening Worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon- "SECRET AGENT,X-9"
days at 3 p. m. Prayer meeting,
Bible study and choir practice r
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH I PENNY SINGLETON and 1
Rev. W. A. Daniel, Pastor ARTHUR LAKE as
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school each
Sunday Jimmy Greer, supt. THE BUMSTEADS in
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
First and third Sundays.
First and third Sundayng. IFE W ITH
Services at Beacon Hill every
first and third Sunday night.
Harry V. Forehand, of Kokomo, HB LO DIE"
Iid., left Saturday after a week's
visit here with his parents, Mr. I BLONDIE
and Mrs. W. C. Forehand.
Mr. andi Mrs. C. W. Horton spent -- Also -
the Christmas, holidays in Marl aOes 'MARCH
anna as guests of Mrs. Horton's Latest MARCH TIME'
inothepi Mrs., Ella -XM- Cook. '
MONDAY and TUESDAY
January 7 and &
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
WEDNESDAY ONLY, JAN. 9
Chapter 8 of Serial
January 10 and 11
LATEST NEWS EVENTS
Cartoon "The Cat Came Back"
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TrHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945
A year will be required to over- Returns To University F
come the Jap destruction of oil Miss Carolyn Baggett returned
refineries of Balikpapen, Borneo. to Deland Tuesday morning to re-
sume. her studies at Stetson Unl-
LEGAL ADVERTISING versity after spending the. holl-
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME days here with her parents, Mr.
notice is hereby given that pursuant toand Mrs. J. Bagget. p
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of and Mrs. J, O. Baggett. pn
1941, the undersigned persons intend to d
register with the COlerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after Miss Christine Cargle returne-- la
the first publication of this notice, the home Tuesday night after spend- en
fictitious name or trade name under which
they will be engaged in business and in tig the holidays in Chiefland vis-I
which said business is to be carried on, '"u
. vi: \'VIR I)RUG COMPANY, Port St. citing relatives and friends. | o
Joe. Florida. '- o
J. GALE TRAXLER.
12-21 1-11 W. C. ROCHE, APPRECIATION tlh
While we have sustained a great fo
NOTICE TO APPEAR loss in the fire that consumed the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF F'orehand Court and much of the w
COUNTY, FLORIDA. contents that will be very hard to la
IN CHANCERY. replace, we would have sustained ar
W. C. Roche, doing business as a much great loss, in fact almost
Confidential Loan Company, irreparable, had it not been for the
Plantiff, hundreds of good friends from all
vs. 3v- r this section-Highland View,
William Joseph Jones, et ux, Bay View Heights. Port St. Joe,
Defendants. Oak Grove and, the Kenney Mill
On Monday, January 7,1946, Wil- section. Everyone was so lovely to
liam Joseph Jones, one of the ae- and so generous with their help, ca
fendants in the above entitled both in fighting fire and remov- da
cause, which is a suit 'to foreclose ing goods and, so wonderful about
a mortgage held by the plaintiff it, that the knowledge of having
on the following described land, so many fine friends makes the
to.wit: loss by this fire seem small, of
Lot 17 on Block 1008 of Mill- We just haven't the ability to
view Addition, Unit No. 1 of form proper words to express our
the City of Port St. Joe, Flor- great appreciation for the work
ida, according to -the official and, affection shown, to us by all.
map on filp in the office of tho We feel confident that had it not
Clerk of the Circuit Court of been for the splendid work of 'the
Gulf County, Florida, in Book Port St. Joe fire department and
fo. 1a pg 3, the excellent work in their assis.t-
No. 1, page pance b god friends, this fire
is required to file an appearance dance bhave dfriendshal of thisfire
in said suit. in the office of the Would have destroyed half or this
Clerk said soft in the styloffice of t village. Even the good fire fighters
Clerk of the above styled Court. 1 rl
Witness my hand and the seal from Tyndall Field came, but uthe
of said Court at Wewahitchlka, Gulf fortunately did not learn, of the
County, Florida, this 5th day o .tire until it was too late 'to be of
Count, Florida, ts day vice.
December. 1945. HNE, We want everyone to know that
(Court Seal) J. HUNTEr, we are very grateful for the as-
As Clerk of Circuit Court, distance of each and every one and
Gulf County, Florida. greatly appreciate, the fact of hav-
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. 12-14 ing o many, loyal friends.
Attorney for Plaintiff. 1 4 Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forehand.
NOTICE TO APPEAR Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF ..
Estell Harris, Plaintiff,
teTn s.' CLASSIFIED ADS
Stephen Jack Harris, Defendant. d
TO: Stephen Jack Harris, ASN FOR SALE it
14047135. Hdq. & Base Service Sqd. r
384th Air Service Op. (Sp.), APO FENCE POSTS-Can furnish cy- in
72, c/o P. M., San Francisco, Call- atpress or pine posts, any length, d
fornia. at nominal cost. See I. C. Lupton. b
On Monday, January 7, 1946, the corner of Eighth Street and Long p
defendant in the above entitled Avenue'. 3-8-46 c
cause, which is a: suit for divorce, OUTBOARD MOTOR 5 h. p.
is required to file an appearance Johnson. See Gus Creeh at the
in said suit in the office of 'the Creech & Brooks Laundry. 12-14
Clerk of 'the above styled Court.
Witness my hand and the seat HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
of said Court at Wewahitchka, Gulf
County, Florida, this 8th day of FOR SALE -Baby bed with mat-
December, 1945. tress, and onel bat:inette. See
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, J. E. Whatley, 4th house, west
As Clerk of Circuit Court, Long Ave. on south side 16th S'.
Gulf Cpounty, Florida. FURNITURE-Large Krohler easy
E. CLAY LE-6'IS, JR. 12-14 chair and ottoman (we don't
Attorney for Plaintiff. 1-h have room for it), $40; large end
table, $7.50;. GE food, dehydrator
NOTICE TO APPEAR (we-don't particularly want to sell
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF this as we may get a dog, and it
COUNTY, FLORIDA. would make as ideal electrically-
CASE NO. 1 No. 781 conditioned d-oghouse), $30. See
Port St. Joe Terminal Company, Mrs. W. S. Smith at The Star or-
A corporation. Plaintiff, fice. 11-7tt
Charles C. Smith, doing business LOST AND FOUND
as Charles C. Smith & Company, LOST -Man's wristwatch at Cen-
Defendant. tennial Building New Years iEvi,
On Monday, January 7, 1946, the -Elin with green crystal, Rt
defendant Charles C. Smith, doing to Gus Creech. 1-4 11
business as Charles C. Smith &
Company. in the above entitled ROOMS FOR RENT
cause, which is an action ex de-
licto, is required to file an appear- BEDROOM, with hot water. Pre-
ance in said suit in the office or fer lady or couple. See Mrs. B.
the Clerk of this Court. R. DuBose at Miles 10c Store.
Witness my hand and the seal A RT ENT O RE
of said Court atWewahitchka, Gulf APARTMENTS OR RENT
County, Florida, this 8th day of FOR APARTMENTS See The
December, 1945. Shirey Apartments. 8-3
(Court Seal). J. R. HUNTER,
As Clerk of Circuit Court, I4ISCELLANEOUS
'Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS. JR. 12-1* WILL PROVIDE four lurnishei.
Attorney for 'Plaintiff. 1-41 rooms rent free to responsi.hle
_____ parties who will care for year-old
NOTICE TO APPEAR child in daytime, for. me. See ltalph
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF lt
COUNTY. FLORIDA. For Dependable
CASE NO. 2 No. 782
Port St. Joe Terminal Company, TAXI SERVICE
A corporation. Plaintiff. CALL 234
v J. P. BASS, Owner 914tf
Charles C.>Smith. doing business
as Charles C. Smith & Company, SCRATCH PADS 4 x 7 inches,
Defendant. 100 sheets to pad. Blues or white
On Monday. January 7, 1946. the bond paper; 3 'x 5-inch, about 40
defendant Charles C. Smith, doins sheets to pad, white only; 15c per
business as Charles C. Smith & pound. The Star. 10-12 tf
Compan-. in the ghovP entitled
cause, which is an action ex ae- FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
lieto, is required to file an appear- that are guaranteed to get the
dance in said suit in the office of fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
the Clerk of this Court. In the .Sheffield colored quarters
Witness my hand and the seal
of said Court at Wewahitchka. Gulf LODGE NOTICES
County. Florida, this 8th day of MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
December. 1945. Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-'
As Clerk of Circuit Court, days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Gulf County. Florida. /Ay\ Members urged t. attend;
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR-. 12-14 visiting brothers welcome. J;.. L.'
Altorney for Ptlintiff. 3-4 Temple, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.,
'our doctor's prescription is a valuable
document. More than a piece of paper
hearing queer words and odd characters,
t represents his years of training, expe-
ience and skill applied directly to your
individual case. As such, the prescription
deserves the care and accuracy exercised
by our registered pharmacists and the
purity and uniformity of the prescription
chemicals and drugs we dispense. ,.
We us. Merck Prmcripos Cnchemicoal
We Fill Any Doot
Port St. Joe
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell and
family spen-t thea holiday season In
Cottondale, guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W. 'B. Shores and Mrs. Kate Har-
wrcre the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Spillers here Wednesday.
They expect to return here soon
to make their home.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. -JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945.
prisonerss of War Will Be
Shipped Home By April
The war department bureau of
public relations has announced that
risone'rs of war would be with-
rawn from military areas Iby the
ast of March, 1946, and -that all
nemy prisoners would be shipped
it of the United States by the end
f next April.
The war department release said
here was "considerable pressure
or the retention of prisoners of
ar in this country .as a source ot
bor," Ibut pointed out that there
re now 1,800,000 persons drawing
Home From Mississippi Visit
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton re-
lrned home last week from a va-
ation in Mississippi visiting tnew-
Write a letter today to that boy
I yours in the. service.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Nichols and New GI version: Praise th
J. W. Herring from California Lord, the ammunition passed mi
To Returning Service Men
I will be glad to assist you in
your insurance problems
RON HAUTEY CUBAN RUM
89 PROOF Was $4.66 $325
HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum $ 25
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW.........-
RON CHIKOTO Puerto Rican Rum 3 f
86 Proof Was $4.21.' NOW.......... A
ST. JOE BAR
Martin's Beach Club
Now Under New Management
c. kW. V. (BILL) PEEKE
On the Gulf Between
rPort St. Joe and
$ 0 DINE AND DANCE EVERY NIGHT
FRIED CHICKEN AND STEAK
Also Sandwiches and Refreshments
We Take Pleasure In Serving You On Birthdays,
Anniversaries and All Occasions