Past Pages for Thursday, March 27, 2014
140 Years Ago
Wounded: The Chinese man who was wounded is pretty seriously hurt, but Dr. Waters thinks he will recover. He lies there in the outer room of the jail and smokes his opium like an old-timer from the poppy gardens of the dreamy Orient …
130 Years Ago
Light: The Edison incandescent light is rapidly growing in newspaper printing offices. It has a soft, steady and pleasant brilliance. The editor of the Davenport Gazette says experienced compositors can type an average of 10 percent more under the Edison light than under gas. The electric light is about equal to gas at one dollar a thousand feet …
120 Years Ago
The Easter music of the Episcopal Church was composed by John P. Meder. He is making quite a reputation as a composer.
70 Years Ago
Draftees: Draftees from Ormsby County who will be entering the Army are John William Furlong, Andy J. Huhn and Andrew Carlson. All will be leaving for Salt Lake City.
50 Years Ago
Spelling bee: Fourteen local contestants were to compete in a spelling bee which awarded a revolving trophy to the winner. Students from seventh and eighth grade to compete for the top honor are Dan Vassilaros, Cathy Stonetta, Alison Kies, Jean Gardner, Minnie Edmunson, Shirley Forman, Lynette Martin, Merrily Kronberg, Vickie Johnson, Nancy Mahan, Stacy Kies, Jill Eagle and Connie Rose. Teachers are Shirley Wheeler and Kathryn List.
30 Years Ago
Hot lunch for Fremont, Fritsch, Gleason and Seeliger: Monday — franks, rolls, baked beans and apricots; Tuesday — cheese pizza, peas, carrots and pears; Wednesday — spaghetti, cheese sticks, salad, rolls, peaches; Thursday — sloppy Joe’s, corn, fruit cup; Friday — grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots and apple crisp …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.