Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
140 years ago
An interesting dog fight in the street in front of the Express office was brought to a sudden termination by the interference of a determined woman with a stout club. There should have been males gallant enough to have made this irruption unnecessary. But the fact is, the male mind finds pleasure in a dog fight.
130 years ago
A Bible Dancer. Ed. Appeal — The contribution in your paper against dancing contained a good deal from scripture. Now I think there is considerable scripture on the other side. Solomon, the wisest of mankind said, “There is a time to dance,” and again we read “David danced before The Lord,” and we do not get this entirely from outside authority, but David himself says: “Praise him in the cymbals and dances; praise him upon the strings and pipe.” This shows conclusively that they not only danced, but had an orchestra. Yours, a Bible Christian.
100 years ago
For some time past, ex-Assemblyman Leary has been conducting experiments in his blacksmith’s shop on the kind of dope to give a dog to augment its strength and fighting abilities. One day his dog that was invariably licked in any scrap, drank from his tub where he cooled his iron. He tried to stop the dog, but found the dog liked it and noticed the dog’s strength increase from water where iron had been cooled. Dog fanciers who desire dogs raised for the pit will do to investigate this new method of iron treatment for backward dogs.
70 years ago
The Elko Daily Free Press, because of manpower shortage, has found it necessary to cease daily publication and become tri-weekly. Chris Sheerin, editor of the Free Press for many years, recently had a heart attack and will be unable to continue for some time.
50 years ago
Murdock’s of Carson City clinched the 1963-64 title in the Nevada-California Inter-city Basketball League here Sunday with a runaway, 101-77 win over Waller Lumber of Reno.
30 years ago
June Harwood Spring, 80, a resident of a local convalescent center, is the winner of the National Olympic Poster Contest with her watercolor “Leaping for Freedom.”
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.