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Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Mail order brides: Every day some unmarried Carsonite receives circulars from marriage bureaus in the East setting forth the advantages to be derived from allowing managers of those institutions to select wives for them of all social grades, etc. It is not known whether any Carson bachelor has yet availed himself of this opportunity.

120 YEARS AGO

Dickie Jose: informs the Reno Journal that the Thatcher Minstrels would not show on Sunday there as they thought too much of the Christian Sabbath. The real row was that the Sunday people were ready with an injunction.

70 YEARS AGO

Hollywood: Robert Montgomery told how his English friend and fellow actor, David, Niven, escaped death in a Nazi air raid on London because he lingered over a half-bottle of wine.

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Recently installed to office in Xi Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority were Mrs. Bill Werner, Mrs. Edmund Gubler, Mrs. Leon Etchart, Mrs. Wallace Hesse, Mrs. Don Amodei.

20 YEARS AGO

Gov. Bob Miller informed state workers that he’ll fight with lawmakers for worker pay hikes since Nevada’s rapid growth has made their jobs harder. He proposes a 4 to 5 percent increase.

10 YEARS AGO

Record temperatures in California are creating blackouts cutting power for about 225,000 homes.

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.