Past Pages Dec. 21
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
The School Whipping. Up to this issue the Appeal has refrained from reporting about the alleged cruel beating of a nine-year-old son of Colonel A.C. Ellis at the hands of his teacher, Miss Jeannie Kelly. Yesterday Miss Kelly and her father visited the Appeal office, asking that the case not be mentioned and that they would have an explanation the following morning (cont.)
100 YEARS AGO
The potato growers, ranchers and citizens of Mason Valley in Lyon County have made arrangements to employ an inspector to examine potato shipments designated for California markets to make sure the product is Eel Worm free.
70 YEARS AGO
All arrangements have been made for Carson’s first trial blackout scheduled to start at 8 this evening. The signal for blacking out will be the rapid ringing of the fire bell and sirens. An “all clear” signal will be given once the blackout is complete.
50 YEARS AGO
Senator Alan Bible, D-Nev., last night told directors of the various water districts he was certain congress would appropriate additional funds for the development of the Washoe Project. The Carson-Truckee Water Conservation district is negotiating for more than $55 million for a Carson and Truckee river reclamation plan.
20 YEARS AGO
Ninety-six seventh grade students from Carson Junior High School bought more than 100 gifts for needy children after making selections from Kmart’s Giving Tree. Teacher Bonnie Parnell said many student used their own money.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson resident Richard Hyde remembers Christmas in Korea, 1951 in a holiday memory.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.