Past Pages for Tuesday, March 18, 2014
140 Years Ago
St. Patrick’s Day: Our Irish fellow citizens made no special demonstrations. Ned Sweeney was content to gaze in quiet satisfaction upon the green flag blazoned with the harp of Erin that floated in modest glory under the pennant of all Yankeedom from the flagstaff above the dome of the Capitol …
130 Years Ago
Stock catechism. Put: A put is an agreement with a bucket-shop keeper and it secures your right of putting your money where you will never smell it again.
What is a margin: A margin is sum of money to make sure you get to heaven.
120 Years Ago
St. Patrick’s Day: Ed Sweeney put up the Irish flag without the American banner. The public school boys discovered the omission and threatened to destroy it unless the American flag was put up. A small American flag soon floated beside the colors of Erin. Bless the loyal little men! May their patriotism never grow less …
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘This is the Army’ in Technicolor with Joan Leslie, George Murphy, Kate Smith. Nineteen Irving Berlin songs are used in this picture. Matinee every Sunday, 2 p.m. — 17 cents, 29 cents, 44 cents.”
50 Years Ago
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were married in a quiet ceremony at the royal suite of Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. It was the fifth marriage for Miss Taylor, 32, one of the film world’s highest paid and most beautiful stars …
30 Years Ago
Sales tax is up 12.5 percent. Department Director Pat Pine said the state sales tax revenue reached $10.2 million. Figures show Nevada’s economy continues to rebound.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.