Past Pages for Thursday, March 6, 2014
140 Years Ago
Twig duel: One of the Chinese men went after the other and put him to ignominious flight with a twig that he picked up. The pursued — while fleeing — picked up a bigger twig and turned to confront his antagonist who in turn took to his heels. The fellow with the heavier switch gave out first in the race …
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Carson people know how the wind blows. The Capitol flagstaff now has a gilt weathercock on top put up by George Hawkins …
120 Years Ago
Sheriff with a heart: A resident of Virginia, one of the victims of the prevailing hard times, went into the store and ordered a sack of flour. The grocer asked him if he had money to pay for it. He replied he didn’t. The man walked over to the flour pile, picked up a sack and proceeded home. The grocer immediately notified the sheriff who started out to find his man. When the sheriff knocked on the door, he beheld the man mixing bread and five small children hanging on to him, crying with hunger. The sheriff said nothing. He turned around, made for the store, put his hand in his pocket, paid for the stolen flour and walked out. The name of the sheriff is Quirk, the name of the man trying to provide for his family is Harris. The name of the hard-hearted storekeeper, we withhold …
70 Years Ago
Scraps: Now is the time to use every scrap of old woolen goods. That old coat, the dress with spots, the trousers that are ragged at the knees … all of these may be made into handsome hooked rugs …
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “That Singing Rage … Miss Patti Page with comedian Will Jordan, George Arnold’s Singers and Dancers; Bertha — a most amazing elephant, Foster Edwards’ Orchestra … John Ascuaga’s Nugget.”
30 Years Ago
Thousands of spectators gathered to watch skiers at Heavenly Valley for the seventh annual John Denver Celebrity Ski Classic. More than 40 celebrities braved the slopes under the cloudless skies at Heavenly Valley.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.