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Past pages for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Footpads: On this side of Empire, Sam Lee at the Merrimack Mill was stopped by three men and robbed of a watch and the contents of his purse, about $65. The assailants even took his hair down and inspected to see if it didn’t cover any money. Sam, a big powerful fellow, threw aside the first assailants but was attacked by the other two misbegotten knaves. He was as bare as a plucked Plover when he came home …

130 Years Ago

Urchins: The Appeal reporter was walking from the Huntington House to Davis’ store when he spotted a dozen urchins, eight years old, puffing away at cigarettes like veterans. If these youngsters live a dozen years longer, they will be physical and mental wrecks lamenting in our insane asylums and charity hospitals.

120 Years Ago

Tramp: There is a tramp who has an original method of securing food. When he is refused food, he opens a tin box and throws a snake into the house. The housewife is glad to give him food if he catches the snake …

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theatre — ‘Star Spangled Rhythm’ with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ray Milland, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Lamour … Matinee 2:00 p.m. 17 cents …”

50 Years Ago

Radiation detectors: The Nevada Civil Defense agency began distribution of $20,000 worth of pencil-like radiation detectors to city and county workers. The clip-on pocket detectors will show those who have them how much radiation they are being exposed to — during and after any future atomic attack.

30 Years Ago

Dan Rather News holds the No. 1 spot according to the A. J. Nielsen Company. This is a spot he’s held since May 9, 1982.

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