Past Pages for Friday, May 30, 2014
140 Years Ago
Rapscallion boys with pistols were shooting at a mark at random on the ridge back of Noteware’s place and one of the bullets went through the sleeve of Dorsey Noteware’s jacket. These hoodlums will be killing somebody or somebody’s livestock, and there will be a Coroner’s inquest. As the controversialists of our tender years used to put it — just as blamable an act to sell or lend a pistol to a blunder-headed, reckless lad as it is to sell whiskey …
120 Years Ago
(Séance continued.) “Mrs. Valentine who was killed in the railroad accident came very materialized and glorying in a heavy head of dark hair. She asked for a pair of scissors and gave a lock of her hair to my wife. Col. Baker directed the table to be placed in front of the cabinet again and a spirit began to materialize outside the table on the floor. The form is developed from a little spot or patch of vapory white on the carpet. It grows under one’s eyes and can be seen though quite distinctly and the materialization comes into full view.”
110 Years Ago
The 30th day of May has been set part as one sacred to the memory of the nation’s dead. In accordance with orders from headquarters of the department of California and Nevada G.A.R., a cordial invitation to participate in the exercises is extended to all who served in the army and navy of the United States who love their country whether they wore the blue or the grey …
70 Years Ago
A Memorial Day program is planned by various local veterans in observance of the day, Tuesday, May 30. The parade will start in front of Heroes Memorial building and proceed to Lone Mountain cemetery where a memorial address will be held. Dale Pruett, first vice commander, American Legion, will direct the parade.
50 Years Ago
Safe Memorial Day is urged by Gov. Grant Sawyer and Robert Stenovich, supervisor of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
30 Years Ago
Top 10 best sellers in fiction: “The Aquitaine Progression” by Robert Ludlum; “The Maj” by Leon Uris; “Heretics of Dune,” Frank Herbert; “The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss; “Warday” by Strieber and Kunetka …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.