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Past Pages March 13

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Bismarck: A Parisian who owns a fine dog named Bismarck has been warned by the German embassy that he cannot have the name on the dog’s collar and must stop calling the animal by it … the name is the sole property of the mighty Chancellor – not to be debased in any way.

120 YEARS AGO

Signal Service (weather notification system) has been supplied with a new flag – one with white field with black square in the center. It is known as the “last resort signal” and indicates that it may rain or shine, blow or freeze, hail or snow. For instance, if it rains in the morning the flag has done its duty and if it shines in the afternoon that also is correct.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘New York Town’ with Fred McMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston. Mary and Bob have the world by the tail in the busiest, dizziest city on earth!”

50 YEARS AGO

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Hann of Carson City are parents of a son.

30 YEARS AGO

Three Carson City youngsters will be among 51 participants in Las Vegas at the Nevada State Spelling Bee – Toni Bullentini of Fremont Elementary School, Travis Tresnit and Carolyn Wustenberg, both of Carson City Junior High School.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Erin Granat and Kelle Deeter celebrate after winning Miss Douglas County and Miss Sierra Nevada. The two were among 14 finalists and will go on to compete for Miss Nevada.

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