Past Pages for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
150 Years Ago
Emigrants: An emigrant train passed through on its way to Sacramento. It had been delayed by illness. Along with the emigrant train are some very handsome and well-conditioned cows. These folks left the Missouri River last Spring — they have had a long, weary time on the way to the West.
130 Years Ago
Sermon: Steve Gillis, a compositor on the Enterprise, got a tip on stock with low prices. He had a dog known as “Jip” who was a mean, half starved, perambulating flea-hatching dog who was an inseparable friend. Steve figured that he was now worth $100,000. Now Jip wasn’t good enough for a man of his wealth, and he kicked the dog out. He bought a new thoroughbred dog and fed him tenderloin steaks. When the market broke and Steve was penniless, he wondered how he would feed himself. It was then the warm breath of the old discarded dog, Jip, electrified his fingers. This story teaches that false friends only remain with us in prosperity, while the true hearted and generous come back in the stormiest weather.
110 Years Ago
Lord Talbot: He returned to San Francisco and one trouser leg was turned up higher than the other. We may presume that it was raining harder in some parts of London than in others.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — ‘Duffy’s Tavern’ with Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton and ‘Our Hearts Were Growing Up’ with Fail Russell, Diana Lynn and Brian Donlevy — this movie is better than ‘Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.’”
50 Years Ago
Notify firemen: Firemen were summoned to douse a blaze on John Street in which the porch was totally destroyed, the living room badly damaged and flames leaping into the attic. Chief Groth said that the fire could have been prevented if the Fire Department had been called when the fire first started.
20 Years Ago
New Alzheimer’s drug: Aricept, created by Japan’s Eisai Company won FDA approval. Pfizer Inc. will sell the drug and said it will be on pharmacy shelves in a few weeks. Some four million Americans suffer from the disease.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.