Past Pages for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
140 Years Ago
Monitor: Three thousand sturdy ax men give battle to the arrowy monument of the forest. One whose heart is in the Highlands and to whose ear the stroke the of woodman’s ax is like sweet and cheering melody — the snow utilized for the purpose of easy transportation of the piney harvest.
130 Years Ago
Whiskey and horses: Whiskey is a splendid thing to stimulate horses and make them pull through a hard heat. If the whiskey generally consumed by jockeys was given to the horses, a better time would be made. Any whiskey will do, except Reno whiskey …
120 Years Ago
Keeley cure: Men in Carson are taking the Keeley cure for tobacco and cigarette habit. One man took a dose and tried to smoke and said he didn’t know whether he was smoking rags or sawdust. Costs $5 — and works wonders.
70 Years Ago
Statistics: Women outnumber men four to one in the University of Nevada registration, according to Acting President Charles Gorman. Thirty-three men and 169 women are enrolled …
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Safeway: canned milk (Cherub) 10 cents a can, Russet potatoes 25 lbs. 99 cents, mayonnaise 39 cents a quart, flour 10 lb. 79 cents, 2 lb. coffee (Hills) 89 cents …”
30 Years Ago
Winner of the Golden Globe Best Film award is “Terms of Endearment,” the story of a mother-daughter relationship, starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, and Debra Winger …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.