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Past Pages March 24

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Two birds short: Hub Parker of this city recently won an elegant double-barreled breech-loading fowling piece in San Francisco and his friends saw him walking along the street with an agile step. They naturally concluded that he had once again taken in the laurels of victory. As he came out of the post office they rushed up and shouted: “How’d she come out?” “Killed thirteen out of fifteen,” “Good enough,” said everybody. “But that wasn’t enough. You see, the first bird ducked down behind the trip and skulked off close to the ground. I just skinned the feathers off the rest of ’em until my ninth bird flipped and zigzagged around like the letters on a Chinese tea box.

120 YEARS AGO

The count: The daughter of Gen. McHenry became engaged to what she supposed was a German Count, but discovered instead that he was a cook. She is to be congratulated as she is the first American girl who has had the good fortune to pick up a Count who could do anything for himself.

70 YEARS AGO

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50 YEARS AGO

The Soviet Union refused to join the West in declaring outer space off-limits for military weapons unless Western powers agree to destroy nuclear weapons stockpiles.

20 YEARS AGO

Stanley’s Restaurant was the subject of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for playing music without composer’s permission. The complaint was filed by Reno attorney John Sande who represents the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

10 YEARS AGO

Walls are going up for Carson City’s new post office at Roop and Little Lane. “We’re pretty much right on time,” said construction superintendent Bill Jenkins.

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