140 Years Ago
Temperance: The Temperance crusade has not reached Belmont. The demoralizing matutinal cocktail still invades the gullet and stews the liver. A young man of Belmont has been trying to organize a Lodge of the Order of Good Templars. He succeeded in getting the minister to announce it from the pulpit on Sunday. At the conclusion of the services he said that a meeting would be held to take preliminary steps towards effecting an organization. When the services were over, the congregation filed out of the church leaving our hero a yellow dog ...
130 Years Ago
Bull: A fellow who talks a good deal about what he has never seen.
Bear: A man who gets down on his hands and knees and growls if he can’t visit a mine.
120 Years Ago
Row at Appeal: Armed guards of the administration building swooped down on the Appeal and attempted to move the type and machinery. Two men without uniforms came in and placed crowbars under the press. It was spiked to the floor, and they were unable to move it. Gen. Bouton and his team jumped these guards and beat them. The press is still running. The next guard that tackles the Appeal will be filled with buckshot (Midwinter Appeal).
70 Years Ago
Hollywood: In the new movie “None But the Lonely Heart,” an old-fashioned gaslight was being used and set fire to the plume of Ethel Barrymore’s hat. Fortunately, she wasn’t burned.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: The group of eighth grade students make up the prop, prompting, costume, make-up, lighting and sound effect crew. Shown are Robert Pressman, Loren Chipman, Sherry Selover, Jim Mallery, Penny Homer, Vicki Johnson, Stacy Kies, Bonnie Barille, Linda Sission, Glenn Goza, Jim Lillo, Gail Whitcome and Scott Hesse. The plays — “Valiant Villain” and “Tall Stranger” will be presented in the junior high gym ...
30 Years Ago
Kuralt: Charles Kuralt, who has anchored news shows including “Sunday Morning,” will deliver the 1984 Scripps Lecture in Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Kuralt joined CBS in 1967 and later was “On the Road Again” television series.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.