View from the Past

50 Years Ago

On The Middle East Wars: There has been much strife in several places in the part of the world known to Americans as the Middle East, The biggest danger lies in the war between Israel and Egypt. Although the war between the two is officially ended, we often hear of bombings and border skirmishes with each side blaming it on the other. Should the skirmishes grow into a full scale war, what would the U.S. do? Would our country help Israel? Would we send troops to fight the war? Some Fallonintes were asked their opinions on this subject. “I think we’d give Israel some bombs and planes… No U.S. troops would be sent over there though.” “If we help Israel, then the USSR would help Egypt. That might start a big war, so nobody will risk sending in their armies.” “I think it will be no more than border skirmishes for a long time. Maybe it will die down after a while.” When asked yes or no to the question of should the U.S. send troops to the Middle East, 80 percent said, “NO”. The Fallon Standard, Tuesday November 12, 1968

75 Years Ago

Civilian Travel Conditions Bad: Mrs. C.C. Ogden returned this week from an extended stay in the east where she had been living at Richmond Virginia since the middle of August, when Mr. Ogden entered Seabee training at Camp Peary, near Richmond. Upon completion of this training, MR. And Mrs. Ogden made a trip to Washington and New York, spending three days in the national capital and five days in the nation’s metropolis, which they enjoyed very much. Mrs. Ogden reports that bus and train facilities are, “terrible” for civilians and that, “if you want to get anywhere, just attach yourself to a uniform. Service men are given the first call.” She said that in discussing, “the war” while in Richmond, you have to be very careful or you find yourself discussing the present world conflict, while the other party is earnestly fighting the civil war of 1861. The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, November 13, 1943

100 Years Ago

Germany Signs Armistice and her Armies Must Retire Beyond Rhine – By signing he armistice on the terms imposed by the Allied nations at 5 o’clock on Monday morning the world war, which had continued for four years, four months and ten days, came to end almost as suddenly as it started. Actual hostilities on all fronts ceased six hours later. It is reported that the Kaiser who with the Crown Prince and the royal family were near Spa, Belgium, at grand headquarters, and immediately fled to Holland, where they are being held by Dutch officials awaiting final disposition at the hands of the allies. Every German state has over thrown its hereditary kind and all have declared themselves republics. The government is now in the hands of the ministry headed by Fredrick Ebert, as Chancellor of the empire to whom the emperor surrendered his official powers upon his abdication. The Churchill County Standard, Wednesday November 13, 1918.

A view from the past… Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives researched and compiled by Brianna Silver, Churchill County Museum Assistant.

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