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Heppner Gazette Times, March 16, 1944
II THE HEPPNER GAZETTE Established March 30. 1883. THE HE PPNER TIMES
II November 18. 1897. Consolidated February 15. 1912.
1 Published every Thursday and entered at the Post Office at Heppner, Oregon, as 2nd-class matter.
II 0. G. CRAWFORD.Publisher and Editor
fi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $2.50; Six Months
Hew Much Is a Billion?
In these days of billions, instead of millions,
how many of us really, appreciate just how much
a billion dollars is? To the average person it's an
awful lot of money.
Statisticians have figured out, however, that if
a person born at the time of Christ had been given
a billion dollars to spend at the rate of $1,000 a
day and could live until his money was gone, he
would still have about 800 years to go. By now
he would just about have finished spending his
first seven hundred million dollars!
Read that last paragraph again; then reflect so
berly on this astounding fact: During 1943 Feder
al expenditures totalled 88 billion dollars, or ap
proximately 241 million dollars every 24 hours.
Do you envy the members of the appropriations
committees in Congress who are now holding
hearings on the one hundred billion dollar federal
budget tax for the next fiscal year?
We Must Not Fail
We are in the third week of the Red Cross war
fund drive and the goal is still hidden behind a
cloud of indifference. A county that always goes
way beyond the quota on bonds can ill afford to
fall asleep at the switch when a plea comes for
outright giving to war activities and Morrow is not
really asleep just a little groggy from the rou
tine of drives.
As we enter the home stretch there should be a
quickening of the pace and a fast conclusion of the
campaign. There will be other and bigger demands
as the war progresses and we will have to face
the situation with determination and fortitude as
well as with a smile. So, let us get the current
drive over with and take a short breather before
the next funds campaign.
Former Governor Announces
, Entrance of Charles A. Sprague, former gover
nor of Oregon, into the race for the toga of the
latcSenator McNary lends assurance of some live
ly campaigning before the primary election. Spra
gue undeniably will be a formidable contender
since his term of office as governor gave him
many contacts that will now stand him in good
stead. If he can oyercome his reticence to "glad
hand" the voters and really let them know that he
wants the job it is likely that he will be counted
out in front in the approaching campaign. A great
many republicans still feel that he should, have
had a second term as governor, if he really want
ed it, and most of these will be ready to support
him for senator.
Old Man Winter may be on his way out but he
still has considerable punch left, or did have be
fore his effective comeback the fore part of the
week. We lost our urge to plant garden.
When we learn that it requires 1,800,000 gal
lons of 100 octane gasoline for a six-hour mission
by 1,000 four-engine bombers we may appreciate
the necessity of curbing home consumption of the
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By MARGARET THORPE
Mr. and Mrs. I. Skoubo have re
ceived word from the war depart
ment that their son Lt. Ralph
Skoubo has been missing in action
over Germany since Feb. 21. Ralph
is a native of Boardman, graduat
ing from both grade and high
school here. He attended Oregon
State college for one year and Eas
tern Oregon College of Education
for one year where he took aero
nautics and received his pilot's li
cense. This is Boardman's first ca
sualty of the war.
A health clinic was held Tuesday
at the Boardman schoo 1 by Dr.
Bohlman of Hermiston assisted by
Mrs. Anne Thomas, county nurse.
All the school children were exam
ined and some pre-school children.
Mrs. Charles Anderegg and Bar
bara left the first of last week for
San Francisco where they will visit
Home Economics club met Wed
nesday with Mrs. Hazel Miller with
a good crowd attending. Pollyanna
names were drawn again to include
the months of March, April and
May. The meeting day has been
changed to the second Thursday of
Danny Ransier is spending boot
leave at home after training at Far
ragut, Ida. Sgt Marvin Ransier who
is stationed in Texas is also home
on furlough. ,
Mrs. Yancey Rutherford was bur
ied at Arlington Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Rutherford is an old time
Mrs. Francis Harter and Mrs. Ro
nald Black . entertained the basket
ball teams at a party at the Black
home Tuesday night The evening
was spent in playing cards.
Adult classes in machine repair
are being held three nights a week
in tne basement ot the gymnasium
with Ronald Black in charge and
Jack Meinen as instructor. Each
person attending is taking machin
ery to be repaired.
Mrs. Jack Meinen's mother from
Denver, Colo., is vsiting them.
I. Skoubo made a business trip to
Friday night the high school boys
who were the losers in the bond
contest entertained the girls at a
party at the schoolhouse. Cake and
ice cream were served and the eve
ning was spent dancing.
A party was held at the Frank
Marlow home Saturday night in
honor of Marvin and' Danny Ran
sier who are home
Archie Jones' car was stolen
from in front of the Roseland cafe
Saturday night. Up to date nothing
has been learned as to where it
Mrs. I. Skoubj went to Pendleton
Sunday morning t: spend a few
days visiting her daughter Frances.
Mrs. Gilbert Pettys and Mrs.
Warren Dillon spent Monday in
Old Mother Nature seems to have
her seasons r iixed. Tuesday morn
ing was the coldest temperature we
have had this winter.
Milo McFarland and two daught
ers oi Umatilla spent Sunday at
the A. E. McFarlana home.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilliland of
Pendleton are spending a few days
at the A. A. Agee home.
J. O. Peterson
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Country work especially
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Phone 1332 Heppner, Or.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Paters Building, Willow Street
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Rnrss Assistant
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeop
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
A traveling examiner of operators
and chauffeurs will be at the court
house in Heppner between Hit
hours of 10 a, m. and 4 p. m. Tues
day, March 21.
J. O. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
See Bill Isom
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