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BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

Jones, the forger, who started a religious revival in the county jail and who was released, writes from Reno. “Dear Pals: When I was in jail with you fellers, I was struck pretty heavy with the revival fever. Now I’ve got out, temptations crowd upon me pretty thick and I’ve gone back to the dark days of sin once more. I have also cracked a safe here with good results. Blix.”

100 YEARS AGO

Funeral of Mr. and Mrs. John Neidy took place from the residence of Mrs. Sprague. This is the first double funeral that has taken place in this city since the burial of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmott a number of years ago. It is not often that man and wife lay aside life’s toils together and go to the Great Beyond almost hand in hand.

70 YEARS AGO

Squadron of 25 army planes will land at the Reno Airport March 27 for refueling. According to Maj. Ralph Royle, commander of the group, it will consist of 22 pursuit planes and four transport planes with 29 officers and 22 enlisted men.

50 YEARS AGO

Nevada will be governed by daylight savings time from 12:01 a.m. April 30 to 12:01 Sept. 24, 1950. This first time switch was announced by the governor for time synchronization.

20 YEARS AGO

Featured, a sketch by Jan Benson, member of the Carson City Railroad Assn., for what they would like to do to the old clubhouse in Mills Park. $30,000 price tag.

10 YEARS AGO

Carson City’s Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover confirmed today he will decide soon whether to enter the secretary of state race. Glover, 40, is a former state senator and assemblyman.

Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.