Past Pages for March 15
130 Years Ago
Rebuilding: John Piper is a ruined man… His neighbors should help him retrieve his shattered fortune. Mr. Piper has been the leading theatrical man in Nevada for twenty years and brought the leading artists to the world of the sagebrush… Without the business we can feel assured the leading artists will not come to Reno and Carson. This is the second time Piper has been wiped out by fire… If every town in Nevada would turn out and give him a benefit, his theater could be rebuilt.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: If the telegraph system were owned and operated by the government, the people would not only get their news cheaper, when they got it, it would be true.
70 Years Ago
Skip-a-year: Republicans opened a drive for enactment of the “skip-a-year” income tax plan… Approach of the midnight deadline (March 15) for an estimated 40,000,000 income taxpayers to file 1942 returns and payments found administration forces in congress split between alternate plans…
50 Years Ago
Rainmakers: Senator Alan Bible called for passage of a bill to speed up research to increase rainfall… Bible said the bill follows a completed research program approved by Congress on weather modification and control.
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “JCPenney at the Carson Mall – 20 percent off entire line of Atari Video Computer System with M-Network cartridges that include Tron, Dark Caverns and Space Attack… all with superb graphics and sensational sound effects.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.