Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 |

Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Stiffers: The stockers came up smiling and exhibited a stiffness of the vertebral column which was reassuring. Still, the hurt which came of the bearing performance earlier in the week was not entirely forgotten …

130 Years Ago

Crazy Quilt: Mrs. Harland who used to be employed in the Mint has become afflicted with cancer and for some years has been living in San Francisco. A few weeks ago, some benevolent ladies went about getting pieces of silk, etc. for a bed quilt for her. With the crazy quilt rage coming on, over 200 ladies agreed to give a square of silk each. When it was done, some of the squares were painted so beautifully that when the quilt was finished, they decided to put it on display in the White House window and have a raffle. Two hundred and fifty tickets have been sold — the money of which will go to Mrs. Harland …

120 Years Ago

Gold: The Sheep Ranch mine in Calaveras County has recently been ascertained that the volcanic ashes dumped on the waste pile as worthless … carry from $5 to $6 per ton in gold.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “The present with a future — WAR BONDS for Christmas. Keep on Backing the Attack.”

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Last Chance Joe Sez, Join Our New Year — horns, confetti, fun — New Year’s Day menu — Special Cut New York Steak … $2.25; Roast Tom Turkey … $1.95 — Carson City Nugget — watch the football game on our special COLOR television.”

30 Years Ago

Coffee: Center for Science in the Public Interest says that the Federal Trade Commission should halt television spots as false and misleading. Caffeine in coffee “promotes anxiety, jitters and insomnia” — not “calmness and serenity” as ads suggest.

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.