Past Pages for Wednesday, May 15, 2014
140 Years Ago
A lad came into town on a scrawny old sorrel mare. They were looking for a bull. Then the lad saw him, rode up and gave the bull a whack over the rump which increased the regular stampede gait. The steer broke for the Plaza and the boy after him. He commenced more walloping. The bull was confused and went up toward the railroad, came by the Ormsby House, and there he made a break for it right into the Ormsby House. The main damage done was to provoke a series of most atrocious puns on the presents of “bulls” in the stock market …
130 Years Ago
Both the foolish and ungrateful might forget the Calico Ball of the G.A.R. Although it is a Calico Ball, all who come are expected to appear in calico. The committee wants it understood that a lady who appears in silk, satin, or velvet will be just as well treated as those who wear calico from throat to heel …
110 Years Ago
The Carson Brewing Company is out with a brand new wagon — the finest in the state. John Catton built the wagon and Frank Woodward painted it. It reflects credit on every man who had a hand in the construction.
70 Years Ago
William Royle, State Manpower Director, said that there are 2,327 unfilled openings for workers in the State of Nevada. These openings were in activities essential to the war effort or essential to the welfare of the local civilian population …
50 Years Ago
The hottest issue in the 1964 presidential campaign is the best way to pick up a puppy. The problem came into the political picture when President Johnson picked up one of his beagles by its ears …
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “The Movies: ‘Greystoke — The Legend of — Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’ and ‘Making the Grade’ — Palmer Woodrow III earned his diploma the old-fashion way. He hired Eddie Keaton to graduate for him.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.