March 17, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
St. Patrick’s Day: The Mills-Frisbie Band will give a ball at Lebe’s Hall at Empire March 17th. The citizens of the place are desirous of celebrating the birthday of Ireland’s Patron Saint which will doubtless be a pleasant affair.
120 YEARS AGO
James Wiggins: The Empire entertainer has made every preparation to give the public a fine affair on the 17th. There will be a good orchestra for the Empire dancers, and will have Mrs. Koahl, well known caterer, costumes will be available and stable room for carriages.
70 YEARS AGO
First draft lottery of World War II: First 41 of Ormsby County listed (in part) … Dwight Anderson, Chester James Parker, Hugh Allen Shamberger, Lawrence William Little (Little Lane), Herbert George Spencer, Ciro Joseph Girurlani, Thomas Wilfred Kelly, Carl Wesley Shannon.
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50 YEARS AGO
President Kennedy proposes new federal controls to protect consumer’s health and pocketbook in the purchase of food, drugs and cosmetics.
30 YEARS AGO
PAC-MAN: The occasion is the brand-new PAC-MAN cartridge that plugs into the Atari house TV game set. The item is due in city stores and managers are happily bracing for the event. Until then PAC-MAN costs a quarter to play at video arcades, casinos.
10 YEARS AGO
Gas prices keep climbing – The American Automobile Association found prices up 12 cents in Carson, making an average gallon of regular gas $1.40.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.