Past Pages April 10
130 YEARS AGO
We learn that Sam P. Davis, whose fertile mind and facile pen are seldom idle, has finished an original 3-act play, “a corker,” in Sam’s own words. The humor of the play, set with Nevada characters in the Comstock and San Francisco, comprise some three or four suicides, a fire in a mine and a half dozen made-to-order murders. Several east coast managers are endeavoring to make the play a go.
100 YEARS AGO
In the first ruling ever made of its kind in Nevada, District Court Judge Somers sustained a mining location over a federal township title whose valid location has been proved in a Goldfield case.
70 YEARS AGO
Lt. Gen. Johnathan Wainright’s wife broadcast over public radio to her husband that their son is training to be an officer in the merchant marine. The general’s dog Seal is also on the air to encourage the embattled General at Bataan.
50 YEARS AGO
Former vice-president Richard Nixon flies to Bridgeport to dedicate the Mono County medical facility.
20 YEARS AGO
The company that Stan Walton created will not be diminished by his death, analysts believe.
10 YEARS AGO
Friends and family pack Bethlehem Lutheran Church to pay respects for Arthur Jason Bayer, a Navy pilot who was killed in the crash of a helicopter.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.