Past Pages for Friday, March 25, 2016 |

Past Pages for Friday, March 25, 2016

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Jollification. Public-spirited ladies have been collecting money for a “Mint Ball” to be held at the Pavilion, in jollification over the news from Washington. It will be a free blowout, and a general invitation is extended.

130 Years Ago

Shutters. Every time we go into the Secretary of State’s office, we are reminded of the extreme danger which constantly besets the public library, the State archives and the books and papers pertaining to the District Clerk’s office from a fire in the rear of the county’s building, should a calamity occur. We repeat what we have said before, it is the duty of the County Commissioners to put iron shutters on the openings of the west side of that building.

110 Years Ago

Jim Butler for Grand Marshal. The discoverer of Tonopah that led to a mining boom in Southern Nevada is suggested as the Grand Marshal of the July Golden Jubilee parade. The acceptance of this honor by Mr. Butler would be a deserved compliment. (Chronicle)

80 Years Ago

Dog keeps false teeth. Peter, an 18-year-old fox terrier, is the only dog in Canada to have false teeth. He began suffering from indigestion and his master, Dr. Martin Rondeau, a dentist, traced the cause to bad teeth. He extracted the bad teeth and replaced them with a specially made set of false teeth.

50 Years Ago

School dropouts. Public school dropouts increased by 30 percent in the 1964-65 school year which department heads termed “serious.” Reasons were general disinterest in school, consistent failure, young marriage, work and enlistment in the military.

20 Years Ago

Comet Hyakutake. All eyes will be on the Nevada northern sky to see what scientists are calling the brightest comet in 200 years. It looks like a fuzzy snowball with a tail as it speeds towards the sun.

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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