Past Pages Nov. 8
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Converted: At a spiritual seance in this city, where nine ladies were present, eight of them fainted at the sight of materialized spirit. The ninth essayed to grasp the apparition, and it slipped through her fingers she also fainted. All present are now said to be confirmed believers.
120 YEARS AGO
Peculiar harangue: Orlando E. Jones will deliver one of his peculiar harangues in the Odd Fellows’ Hall. His text for the evening will be “The Delights of Drunkenness.” Seats will be free and all are cordially invited, particularly ladies, saloon men and liquor dealers.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘You’ll Never Get Rich’ with Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Beauty and rhythm in an army musical sparkling with Cole Porter songs!”
50 YEARS AGO
On Nevada Day, “Patty Play Pal,” a three-year-old walking doll was awarded to Mrs. George Meyers by Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority proceeds benefit community and sorority causes.
30 YEARS AGO
TV schedule (various channels): Laverne and Shirley, Barnaby Jones, Dick Cavett, Charlie’s Angels, The Odd Couple, Ripley’s Believe it or not.
10 YEARS AGO
Anthrax was detected inside the Pentagon and removed. Government agencies moved to test buildings around the country for the presence of anthrax spores.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.