Past Pages March 29
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Game law: The game law prohibits hunters from shooting any kind of game with the exception of doves. The sportsmen club will see the spirit and letter of the law be observed rigidly.
120 YEARS AGO
Commendable action: The Reno School Board has decided to close the public schools for one week to give the pupils a mental breathing spell. A short rest in the middle of such term is now advocated by educators everywhere.
70 YEARS AGO
Two of Hollywood’s most spectacular producers, Samuel Goldwyn and Walt Disney combined to film the life of Hans Christian Andersen and his fairy tails. Gary Cooper will play the part of the gangling Anderson.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘The Wackiest Ship in the Army’ with Jack Lemmon and Ricky Nelson – Wacky is the word for it!”
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada casinos down: Nevada casinos won $463 million in January for a gain of 7 percent … down from the 16 percent increase in December.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Tyson Ruth shows determination during the bull riding competition on the final day of the Carson Rodeo at Fuji Park. The Carson Rodeo was the fifth stop of a season-long schedule of 16 events that will culminate with the State Finals Rodeo in Elko.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).