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100 years ago

The Ritzville

Journal-Times

Nov. 11, 1920

FIND CONTRABAND

EXPENSIVE ARTICLE

A gallon of Canadian whiskey proved an expensive possession for Frank Hinkle and Frank Lidgerwood of Oregon last week, for they were fined $99 and costs each on liquor charges. They were picked up here by Sheriff McCollom because they had the wrong license number. A search of the car found the “contraband of war” which caused the filing of the other charges against them. The men wired home for money and were released Friday.

75 years ago

The Ritzville

Journal-Times

Nov. 8, 1945

Take State Lead Again In

Nat’l War Fund Drive

Adams County has done it again! Chairman Edward G. Cross of the National War Fund drive received word last weekend that Adams was the first county in the state to make its quota, a record which has been held by Adams County since the start of the National War Fund drive several years ago.

50 years ago

The Ritzville

Journal-Times

Nov. 12, 1970

Women of Eagles Pack Gift

Boxes for Servicemen

Nine servicemen will receive special remembrances from home from women of the Eagles Auxiliary during the Christmas season. The men, sons of Eagles or auxiliary members, include Jimmy Werner who is stationed in Japan, E.R. Parsell in Germany; H.J. Parsell in Okinawa, Steve Becker in Missouri, Lowell Becker at Oak Harbor, Dennis Heimbigner in Thailand, Sgt. Goodrich in the Phillippie Islands, Donald Sanger, stationed on the U.S.S. Enterprise out of Norfolk, Va., and Sgt. M.H. Cannon, returned from Vietnam and stationed at Yuma, Ariz.

25 years ago

Ritzville Adams

County Journal

Nov. 9, 1995

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, a

time to say ‘thanks’

Modern wars or skirmishes are not what they used to be. Today’s sophisticated weapons and aircraft have taken center stage in battles involving U.S. troops, with the populous often not thinking of the men or women who operate this equipment. Five decades ago, when troops were returning from Europe and the Pacific, no one would have dared to question whether veterans were a drain on the nation’s resources, as many are doing today. But as the thunder of the nation’s battles has faded and the quest for a balanced federal budget and a tax reduction has intensified, some have challenged why veterans are afforded any special consideration.

“America is strong, vibrant, prosperous and free because more than 30 million individuals were willing to leave the security of home, family, job or school, put on a military uniform, and lay his or her life on the line. No space of time nor economic disorder can erase this fact,” said Jesse Brown, secretary of Veterans Affairs.

 

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