Past Pages for Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
150 years ago
Turn Verein Ball: The Turners of Carson will give a grand ball on Christmas evening. We have not been furnished with the particulars, but knowing the Turners to be noted for good taste and proficiency in the art of dancing, we can promise rare enjoyment at their party.
130 years ago
All the members of the royal family in Prussia are compelled to learn a trade. Yet there are boys in Carson whose folks haven’t enough money to pay their grocery bills who would scorn to see their sons do anything so vulgar.
100 years ago
What was formerly the Hayes hospital has been taken over by the Hospital Association, composed of a number of leading citizens of Carson. Miss J.B. MacLeod of Reno, a graduate nurse of the Wesley College in Chicago, has taken charge under a lease.
70 years ago
W.E. (Bill) Dunfield of Carson City has been appointed county chairman for the third annual appeal for funds for the Sister Elizabeth Kenny foundation for infantile paralysis, it was announced today.
50 years ago
Sheriff-elect Robert Humphrey cleared the way Tuesday night to appoint Lt. William Furlong his successor as undersheriff and chief deputy city marshal. Furlong, 32, has been with the force seven and a half years. His promotion will raise his pay from $651 a month to $750.
30 years ago
The British rock group “Judah’s Priest” has been ordered to stand trial in a recent civil lawsuit that charges the band’s heavy metal music induced two Nevada youths to shoot themselves with a shotgun.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.