Past Pages for Thursday, May 11, 2017
150 Years Ago
Magic: In the tricks of mere legerdemain none perform feats of “magic” as Heller. His miracle of second sight surpasses anything performed by man. It is positively amazing. Let all who can, see it and then wisely account for it by “Mesmerism.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Kirman has only a few feet more to go to ascertain what kind of a prophet his divining rod man is. Lyman Frisbie celebrated his 42nd birthday. Petty larceny thieves are stealing keys and small articles from the Capitol building. If Gillhooley ever catches one — goodbye.
110 Years Ago
Casino on state line: A casino is to be built near Bijou, half in Nevada and half in California. Gaming will be on the Nevada side. You can get the high moral atmosphere of California or the wide openness of Nevada in the same building. A large barge will be available where prize fights can be pulled off. It can be towed about the lake from place to place and keep the sheriffs guessing.
100 Years Ago
Betsy Ross Societies (World War I): There is a movement to organize the school children in the U.S. nationwide patriotic Betsy Ross Society. The purpose is to mobilize the children of this country into a union that would inculcate patriotism through the making of American flags, to foster participation in Flag Day national events. The movement has the cordial support of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
70 Years Ago
Hot lunch program: All federal funds had been depleted by the end of March and the school districts have been carrying on with what funds were available. Then Congress appropriated $14,061.67 food assistance. The state will ask for an additional $9,000 for non-food assistance. Mrs. Bray, superintendent of public instruction, said, “No other single factor is more beneficial to health and well-being … than the hot lunch program.”
20 Years Ago
Ann-Margret: The famous star returned to Las Vegas for the symbolic ground-breaking of the Harley-Davidson Café. She will use the occasion to donate a jacket with her photo on the back, along with her own Spider Harley-Davidson. The restaurant will feature a 28-foot high $500,000 replica of a Harley-Davidson bursting through the front of the building.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.