May 18, 2013
140 Years Ago
The biscuit beggars are amongst us once more, and there is no immediate danger of a Washoe war.
130 Years Ago
The White House: The Honorable Sam Wright will take possession and move in with his family. The house is being refurbished and now occupied by Mr. Wright, corner of Third and Nevada …
100 Years Ago
Open sewer: It is a disgraceful eyesore … the open sewer on Telegraph Street, east of Carson Street. It is nothing more nor less than a sewer without covering. On the west side of Carson and for one block on the east side the city maintains and keeps this sewer well covered … while the remainder is left open, a menace to residents …
70 Years Ago
Teachers needed: 300 new teachers for wartime replacements are expected to be received through granting of emergency non-renewable temporary elementary certificates after potential teachers complete the 12-week summer session at the University of Nevada. Fifty percent of the increase in turnover have entered the armed forces …
50 Years Ago
Three Nevada Site A-blasts are called off by President Kennedy. Radio Moscow has complained about U.S. tests of nuclear weapons, and in a veiled threat said that the USSR will not stand by idly watching the US perfect its nuclear weapons.
30 Years Ago
State employees gathered at the Ormsby House to protest SB 456 that would change how the government pays for retirement benefits. It would place state employees under an “employer paid” system of retirement benefits.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.