Past pages for Sunday, March 9, 2014
140 Years Ago
A grand ball: A ball will be given on Tuesday evening, March 17, 1874, at Moore & Parker’s Hall, the proceeds to go for the benefit of the Catholic Church. Invitation Committee — Gov. L. R. Bradley, Judge Belknap, Judge Whitman, Judge Hawley, W. W. Hobart, Peter Cavanaugh, H. M. Yerington, D. L. Bliss, George Tufly, Doc Benton. Tickets without supper — $3.00.
130 Years Ago
Calling a dog: A gentleman who possesses a remarkably intelligent dog lost the animal. Jack was happily found by a friend of its owner. He called his friend by telephone and asked, “Have you lost your dog?” “Yes,” was the reply. “Suppose you call him on the telephone.” The dog was lifted up and the earpiece placed at his ear. “Jack! Jack!” called its master. Jack recognized its master’s voice and began to yelp and then licked the telephone fondly (Scientific American).
120 Years Ago
All sorts: John Meder, organist of the Episcopal Church, has composed and arranged splendid music for the Easter services. The Box Factory is working on a special order for a carload of orange boxes, 6,000 soap boxes and 4,000 pickets …
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘Is Everybody Happy’ with Ted Lewis and Ann Wynn — This musical brings to the screen Ted Lewis, whose hit hat has become an institution in the realm of jazz music. Also playing ‘This is America — Children of Mars.’”
50 Years Ago
Centennial Committee: Early day families who came here prior to Jan. 1, 1900, have filled out the questionnaire recently sent out by the Centennial Committee. Early day families being recorded need not have been born in the state in order to gain recognition. Some arrived in wagon trains, some by rail. Early day families all came from other states.
30 Years Ago
The John D. Winters donation will benefit many. The contribution made by the Winters’ Family Trust and Cold Springs Properties Ltd. of 108 acres of land valued at an estimated $918,000 will not only provide a new golf course, but will bring more opportunities and more tourists to the area.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.