Past Pages for Thursday, May 29, 2014 |

Past Pages for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Caoutchouc, the hairless horse without a mane or anything growing out of its tail which a violinist could reconstruct his fiddlestick with, must be ridden bare back. This mightily curious beast will be on exhibition in Carson on Musser Street north of the Capitol. The fee charged to look at this bare-faced wonder is 25 cents.

130 Years Ago

Séance continued: “Miss Esther Hazard appeared. She was strong and came out into the room, walked about, spoke to and touched us. She took a chair and sat down. She wore a dark skirt made of silk and began to manipulate it with her hands. Suddenly the dark skirt disappeared and in its place was one of pure white. Once again the skirt was pure white and then black once more. The spirit was sitting close to us the whole time.” (Continued on Friday.)

110 Years Ago

The vote for carnival queen stood as follows: Miss Ida Brougher — 383; Miss Effie Latta — 285; Miss Jessie Schulz — 282; Miss Reubel Martin — 245.

70 Years Ago

President Roosevelt asks Congress for more than a $1 million for oil development in Alaska. He anticipates a long Pacific struggle.

50 Years Ago

Today is John F. Kennedy’s birthday. He would have been 47 years old. His birthday would have been celebrated with the daily gathering at the Kennedy compound of summer homes at Hyannis Port …

30 Years Ago

Top 10 country hits: “Honey Open That Door” by Ricky Skaggs; “Someday When Things Are Good” by Merle Haggard; “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile” by David Allan; “I Got Mexico” by Eddy Raven; “As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You” by John Conlee …

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