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Past Pages March 26

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: A pair of scissors were chained to the desk with a dog chain and before night the “devil” had them in the back room cutting up a blotting pad into sections for making a gem puzzle.

Superintendent Crawford of the Mint is taking a great interest in the “Ball” (April leap-year ball). He is trying hard not to have any polkas or waltzes … the plain Missouri quadrille, or New Jersey hoe-down is good enough for him.

120 YEARS AGO

The Social Science Club held a meeting at the home of Misses Clapp and Babcock and listened to a paper presented by Prof. J. M. Rankin on metaphysics – a new idea destined to revolutionize that branch of science.

70 YEARS AGO

Kindergarten pupils will present program: Poem – Georgia Meyers. Spring pageant – snowflakes, JoAnn Lyman, Barbara Baxter. Raindrops – Roberta and Bobby Cochran, Albert Hawley. Sunbeans – Sonia Cavell, Joan Sweetland. Birds – Roger and Duane Glanzman, Georgia Meyers, Earl Laird. Roses – Merle Laird, Shirley Amodei …

50 YEARS AGO

Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Waters of Carson City are parents of a boy. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Osborn are parents of a girl.

20 YEARS AGO

Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: To Cathy and Bill Barbie, a son, to Kelly and James Penrod, a son.

10 YEARS AGO

Academy award winners: “American Beauty” won five academy awards, Hilary Swank, won best actress for her portrayal in “Boys Don’t Cry” and Michael Caine won best supporting actor for “The Cider House Rules.”

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