140 years ago
Some malicious fellow, intent to injure Mike Stewart’s business, stole one of the nuts off a wheel on his wood wagon a few evenings since. Mike discovered it in time to avert an accident. Strangely enough, the missing nut was slyly brought back Sunday morning. Certainly there was no necessity in taking it, as it was only a superfluous bit of old iron.
130 years ago
A man in Virginia started a new saloon called the Monitor and asked Dan DeQuille to notice it. He did but in doing so dropped the first two letters in the heading and it read “The Monitor loon.” The man thought it meant he was a fool. If Dan had not been so old, he would have been jumped on.
100 years ago
“Nevada goods for Nevadans” is a good sentiment. When buying necessities or luxuries, consider first the goods manufactured or produced in our own state to give them the preference. It would keep thousands of dollars at home and means building the state — more people, more homes, increased property value and a lower tax rate.
70 years ago
Today determination of passenger tire eligibility will be based on occupation, rather than mileage standards, A. Berning Jr., chairman of the local rationing board, announced today. As a result, more persons will be eligible than quota.
50 years ago
A smoldering price war in Reno has sent the price of gasoline down nine cents a gallon. Orbit service stations was selling gas at 23.9 cents. Most major stations dropped prices form 37 cents to 29.9 cents per gallon.
30 years ago
Schallerisms: “Your ace columnist how has an alternative plan: He is going to organize a group to name the 10 most watchable women in Carson City. If you think I am serious about this proposal, you have taken leave of your senses. As I have said before, Mrs. Schaller did not raise any stupid boys.” Chris Schaller was a popular columnist for the Appeal in the 1980s.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.