Past Pages for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
140 Years Ago
Blunders: Compositors are often ludicrous. In a religious periodical published on the coast, a paragraph should have read: “We have broken the missionary’s bread;” rendered was: “We have broken the missionary’s head.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Dan DeQuille is going on a bear hunt back of Lake Tahoe. Summer resorts are bidding for his name on the hotel register as he is a dead shot and wherever Dan is there will be “b’ar meat” all the while.
110 Years Ago
Douglas notes: Henry Elges, rancher, was fined $187 by Internal Revenue Collector Blakeslee for selling liquor without a license.
70 Years Ago
The Rambler by Wes Davis: Each year about this time there are many stories of “hazing” activities of Carson high school students. The acts committed are outside the bounds of common decency …
50 Years Ago
Up the minimum fee for females: State Labor Commissioner E. J. Combs announced that the state minimum wage for female employees was increased to $1.15 per hour.
30 Years Ago
Elderly population: A half-century from now one American in five could be aged 65 or over and one in 10 may be over age 75. The nation’s elderly have doubled in the past 30 years. In 1980 they totaled 25.7 million.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.