November 4, 2012
130 Years Ago
A stitch in time: There is a diabolical attempt to run Democratic voters into the alley in the rear of the County Buildings for the purpose of “fixing” them with coin. The Appeal suggests that special police be sworn in to protect the persons of voters who are liable to be bought. … Let every voter who feels at all shaky sew his pockets up with good, strong thread before he comes down to vote so he may be entirely beyond the reach of temptation…
120 Years Ago
A filthy mess: Men in this county are ready to make affidavit that the inmates of the Poor Farm are covered with vermin, and one man has not had a change of underclothes for 10 weeks. … Vote for Silver Commissioners and wash this crowd up.
70 Years Ago
Milkers: The U. S. employment service is sponsoring a course in milking cows to train replacements for farm hands who have gone to higher paying jobs. … Trainees were told they could expect draft deferments.
50 Years Ago
Fidel Castro: Anastas Mikoyan, the Soviet Union’s international trouble-shooter backed Fidel Castro’s counter-demand that the U.S. withdraw from the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: The outside of the new rifle range at Carson High School has been completed, and work to finish the inside has begun. The range will be used for firearms safety training, for hunter safety students, the Carson Rifle and Pistol club’s Junior Riflemen and the NJROTC Rifle Team…
10 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theaters – ‘Santa Claus,’ ‘Jackass the Movie, ‘Ghost Ship,’ ‘Tuxedo,’ and ‘I Spy.’- tickets $4.50 per person”
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.