January 4, 2013
130 Years AgoBoys on the rampage: When the caucuses broke up, legislative members had to thread their way through a dense crowd of youngsters who were applicants for the position of messenger and page… Sixty boys were left and took measures to call a constitutional convention to change the law to provide two pages for each assemblyman.120 Years AgoPoor farm: About a week ago Mr. Abraham, superintendent of the County Poor Farm, offered a businessman all the trade of the Poor Farm if said business man would pay him… The proper authorities will give this matter the attention it deserves.70 Years AgoElectric automobile: Wartime gasoline rationing and tire worries do not bother Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Billow of Akron, Ohio, as they own two electric cars. The electric looks like something out of a museum with a snub-nosed hood and high streamline-less fenders. The car has the appearance of a majestic dowager of the gay 90’s… At a speed of 35 miles per hour, the tires are good for eight years’ wear…50 Years AgoDonald L. Bowers, editor of the Nevada Highway and Parks Magazine, has been named chairman of the Historical Parks Committee. One of the chief functions of the committee will be the selection and erection of markers on historic sites and buildings throughout Nevada by the start of the Centennial celebration… two to five markers will be placed in each of Nevada’s 17 counties.30 Years AgoBestselling books for 1982: Fiction — “Space” by James Michener, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Story Book” by William Kotzwinkle. Nonfiction — “And More by Andy Rooney” by Andrew A. Rooney, “Living, Loving and Learning” by Leo Buscaglia, “Jane Fonda’s Workout Book” by Jane Fonda, “Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President” by Jimmy Carter… • Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.