Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
January 9, 2014
140 Years Ago
Arrivals at Corbett House — Corbett Bros. Proprietor: J. P. Williams L. D. Spencer, P. W. Vansickle, M. Laboss …
130 Years Ago
Social amenities at Washoe (City): Last week a ball was given in Washoe on the line of the V. & T. R. R. Some Carsonites went down but were not allowed to take part in the festivities. It turns out that the populous around Washoe for a radius of several miles had been scoured from the highways and hedges for women as there was a painful surplus of men. The Washoe women agreed to dance only with good and true Washoe men …
120 Years Ago
Crossing the legs: Women are allowed far less latitude of position than men, and it is said that the simple crossing of the legs should not be indulged in even in the privacy of our own rooms. Men seldom sit with two feet on the floor. They raise one till the ankle rests lightly across the other knee. Women rest the entire weight of one leg upon the upper part of the other, and the pressure injures the sensitive nerves (Exchange).
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70 Years Ago
Razors: The war production board removed all restrictions on manufacture of razors and blades which were among the first items to feel the pinch of war.
50 Years Ago
Viscount Hinchingbrooke, a young Britisher, is the eleventh Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), a direct descendant of the inventor of the sandwich. He visited the U.S. as a "sandwich consultant" for the 7-Up International Sandwich Gardens at the New York World's Fair.
30 Years Ago
Gov. Richard Bryan is not going to declare a state holiday on the birthday of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. He is hoping the 1985 State Legislature will approve a holiday to coincide with the actions of Congress.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.