Past Pages for May 11
130 YEARS AGO
Linnett vs. alarm clock: A gentlemen residing near the Opera House called Justice Court to enter a complaint against a lady who owned a linnet (house finch) in a room next to his. He swore that the linnet was a disturber of the peace, kept him awake early in the morning with incessant chatter. The District Attorney declined to take legal cognizance of the matter and the man said he would purchase eight alarm clocks that would indulge mechanical concerts at various hours of the night. However, the bird heard the clocks so much that it began to imitate them. The lady is now paying boys a dollar apiece for linnets and proposes to have at least two dozen. The man with the clocks considers them a failure and is talking of purchasing a ten-stamp quartz mill.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: The transit of Mercury was successfully observed by C. W. Friend and his assistants Saturday. Nobody was hurt.
70 YEARS AGO
Shamburger: Hugh Shamburger and H. E. “Hap” Hazard, both of Carson City were elected chairman and secretary of the State Council of Defense by Gov. E. P. Carville.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Looking for Dad and Mom, 3-year old Caroline Kennedy peers through balcony balustrade of the White House while President and Mrs. Kennedy entertain hundreds of foreign students on the lawn.
20 YEARS AGO
Carol Bonagers is student of the week for April 29-May 3. The selection was made by Mary Pierczynski, Dean to students. Carol is student body president, captain of senior powder puff, involved with the honor society and SADD.
10 YEARS AGO
Theme for the RSVP Spring Fun Fair in Mills Park will be a “Salute to Moms.” On Mother’s Day, all moms can ride carnival rides for free.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.