Past Pages for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
140 Years Ago
Sermons: Churchgoing seems to be in vogue here. Let our parsons busy themselves in the preparation of short, compact, pathetic, argumentative sermons, and they will hold their present audiences. Mr. Fisher delivered a temperance lecture which drew a larger audience than has been seen within a church in Carson for a long time …
130 Years Ago
Chinese funeral (Part 1): Chinatown was in a ferment all day the occasion being the obsequies of Wong Fat Die. He was one of the leaders of the rebellion in China in the year 1855 when the insurgents attempted to take Canton. Chinese people from various parts of the coast will be attending the funeral in Carson City.
120 Years Ago
Boys: Night birds are foul and darkness is crime’s best helper. What a boy hears on the street at night does not go in one ear and out the other … Tar sticks closer than snow. He forgets a dozen healthy things before he does one harmful (Reveille).
70 Years Ago
Birth: A boy was born to Mrs. Frank Sinatra, wife of the swoon-croon-singer, and will probably be named Frank Sinatra Jr. The Sinatras have one other child, Nancy, age 4.
50 Years Ago
School menu: Monday — Spanish rice, buttered asparagus, cheese wedges, bread and butter, peaches, milk. Tuesday — Hot dogs, mixed vegetables, carrot sticks, pineapple, milk …
30 Years Ago
Top singles in the pop music field: “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes; “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson; “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.