Past Pages for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
140 Years Ago
Wild roaring wind: After an unending season of snow, rain and sleet, the wild roaring wind, whose “zephyr-like” qualities can only be described by Mark Twain, subsided and the skies appeared in a vesture of beauty which neither Twain or anyone else can portray …
130 Years Ago
Angry youngster: A young boy climbed up on the rear of a truck and got caught by the seat of his trousers on the tail of a truck and hung there yelling like a Comanche. Citizens rushed up and took the boy down.
When he was placed on his feet, he began to bawl afresh. All the fuss was because a package of candy had been broken in his hands and scattered for 20 yards. When he picked up his candy, he was himself again.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: In Idaho a bread mine has been discovered. In Mono County there are a half a dozen places where there are flowing springs of chicken soup.
If somebody could find an artesian well that spouts beefsteaks and potatoes then the labor problem is solved (Lundy Index).
70 Years Ago
Tin tube collection: Carson City Salvage Committee has reported the collection of 300 pounds of tin tubes. Containers were placed in Muller’s Drug Store, Kitzmeyer’s Drug Store and the Capital Pharmacy. In the future it will not be necessary to return an empty tube to purchase a full one …
50 Years Ago
Ormsby County teaches: A base pay increase of $350 for Ormsby County teachers with bachelor’s degrees and $450 for teachers with master’s degrees has been voted by the County School Board. Starting salary for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree will be increased from $5,000 a year to $5,350 …
30 Years Ago
Mel Woodgate filed for Board of Supervisors Ward 4 seat. Woodgate moved to Carson City in 1932 and has been “helping out the city” in a variety of ways, including his involvement with the Warren Engine Company volunteer fire department.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.