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Past Pages Nov. 11

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

A mean theft: One of the Appeal’s delinquent subscribers have stolen the collar and tag off our dog “Abe,” tag numbered 18. Any peace officer finding a dog with that tag will please forward tag, dog and owner to this office.

120 YEARS AGO

The Lottery: U.S. Marshal James Moore has received instructions from Washington to keep his eyes open and “copper” all violators of the Lottery Law … directions are to bring them before the Grand Jury and prosecute to the full extent of the law. Violators are found at church raffles, drawing games, etc. … the prime mover is to uphold morality.

70 YEARS AGO

Senator Pat McCarran advised the Appeal that Nevada has been allotted WPA funds in the amount of $89,159 for a statewide project that includes preparing and serving school lunches without cost to under nourished and needy children.

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Coaches Harry Dickson and Dave McDonald are pictured with Carson Senators. Dickson was honored by the Sierra-Nevada Sportswriters and Broadcasters who named him “Athlete of the month” for his work in building Carson City from a second-rate football power to undefeated winners of the northern Nevada AA conference.

20 YEARS AGO

Nevada’s four dry years are continuing on into a fifth with reservoirs low and precipitation down by 25 percent. According to John James, the state climatologist, a fifth dry year could bring grave problems to some areas of the state.

10 YEARS AGO

Virginia City remembers veterans with a parade beginning with a pair of F-18 Hornet jets and then a carillon at St. Mary’s in the Mountains Catholic Church.

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