150 Years Ago
News for the rising generation: Donati’s great comet will be visible to mortal eyes again in the year 3868. Cut this paragraph out for reference.
130 Years Ago
Well received: A woman who appears on stage in tights finds it very hard work to move in good society. Miss Jeannie Winston appears to be one of the few women who can dress in tights as she has been an actress for many years. She is accompanied by a chaperone in the shape of a severe looking elderly lady, who acts as a guardian, counselor. All this goes to show actresses who behave themselves as ladies are welcomed everywhere.
110 Years Ago
Autocrats: A bill has been introduced to regulate reckless cavorting of the automobiles — some think it is great fun to frighten horses, some smart alecks deliberately back and fill directly in front of a snorting horse while they laughed at the discomforture (sic) of the driver.
One of the most effective methods of disposing of this brand of humorists is to jerk a six-shooter and begin plugging their rubber tires. The bill provides a solution that the owner of an auto that is frightening to a horse, get out and lead the animal past the auto.
70 Years Ago
Chinese: The Senate put its stamp of approval to permit Chinese nationals to own property in this state. Kenneth F. Johnson pointed out that the passage is of the utmost importance to continue friendly relations between the United States and its ally of World War II. There was not a dissenting vote.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption, Jamboree bound: Two Carson City Boy Scouts have been selected to attend the 12th Boy Scout World Jamboree in Farragut, Idaho. Steve Zusman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zusman and William D. May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. May.
20 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Meadowdale 3 Theatres, ‘Absolute Power’ with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman and Disney’s ‘Jungle 2 Jungle’ with Tim Allen.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.