November 9, 2012
130 Years Ago
Strange events at Episcopal sociable (continued from Thursday): Two games of whist were started. Among the gentlemen were Judge Hawley and Jasper Babcock at one table and Judge Sabin and Parson Davis at the other. The game progressed for about one deal, and it was noticed that the players began to eye each other with suspicion and then came a frigid sort of atmosphere. Mr. Babcock took a trick with an ace of the same denomination which Judge Hawley had played only a few minutes before, and it was the fifth ace played. “I trust,” said the Judge with studied dignity, “that the style of card playing in vogue at the Capitol building will not be introduced at a church sociable.”
120 Years Ago
Presbyterian ladies: Do not fail to take in the supper prepared by the Presbyterian ladies at the Odd Fellow’s Hall… baked beans, brown bread, salads and lots of other good things will be found on the bill of fare. For the evening a good program is being prepared. Admission free, supper 50 cents.
70 Years Ago
Tearing up rails of Nevada copper belt: It was announced in Yerington that 14 miles of the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad running from Wabuska and the Thompson smelter and the spur from Hudson to Ludwig is being torn up and consigned to the U.S. Engineers’ office for placing to various government projects. They were laid during 1910 and 1911 to transport copper ore from the mines…
50 Years Ago
Carson High School Honor Roll – students with all “A’s”: Celia Carter, Douglas Pumphrey, Eric Gourley, Howard Ingersoll, Kenneth Reil, Nikki Tyler, Sonnia Peterson, Peter Wilson.
30 Years Ago
Telephone rates: Nevada Bell filed an application to raise telephone service rates a total of $17.4 million, including raising pay phone rates from 15 cents to 25 cents, and raising customer’s basic service from $9.50 to $15.55…
10 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Smith’s grocery store – New York Steak $3.89 lb., ground beef .89 a pound, 12 pack Pepsi 2 for $5, 20 lb. bag of potatoes $1.99, General Mills cereals 4 for $10…
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.