140 years ago
The Senate on spiritualism. A communication was received from Mrs. Louie M. Kerns asking the use of the Senate chamber in which to give a lecture on spiritualism Thursday evening. Considerate discussion ensued as to the propriety of allowing it for such a purpose, when, finally, Sen. Varian moved the “previous question” — which shuts off debate. This is the first time the previous question has been moved during the session. The privilege was denied.
130 years ago
The Storey County delegation in its fight against the military bill scored its first point on adjournment yesterday. It was a close call, 19 to 18, but gave them time to allow the bill to have full consideration. It seems to be regarded as a clash between the pick and the bayonet.
100 years ago
At Armory Hall Thursday evening, the annual dance of the Custer Relief Corps will be given. This annual event is always looked forward to by Carson people. Tickets are $1. Senate Bill No. 38, placing the maximum amount of expenses of state officials at $5 per day outside actual traveling expenses. Bill passed 40 to 10.
70 years ago
Formation of a state publicity committee which would obtain advertising in national magazines for Nevada was proposed in a bill introduced in the Assembly today by Sid Martin, Democrat of Clark County.
60 Years ago
A special meeting between city trustees and the state highway department has been scheduled to discuss widening Carson Street. Under the proposal the street would be made four lanes wide with parallel parking.
50 Years ago
Carson City High School’s Band, Ski Team and Skiing Beauty Queens are among approximately 20 schools invited to the Fifth Annual Winter Carnival Parade at South Lake Tahoe.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.