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Past Pages for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Nonstop train: Charley Flanders of Empire was badly hurt by jumping off the passenger train and had to call on Dr. Waters. Flanders had come up from San Francisco to Carson and decided to go onto Empire, paying 50 cents for the extra ride. As they were nearing the Empire station, the train wouldn’t stop for him, but would slow down so he could jump off. When he jumped, he stepped on some trestle work, and down he went. This is one of the instances of worse-than-folly of attempting to get off a moving train — and the case in point that illustrates the inexcusableness of a conductor’s ever-failing to stop the cars to let a passenger off at his destination.

130 Years Ago

Ratio: The school board is practicing an unwise policy of economics by saddling 75-80 pupils on one teacher. Parents are complaining that their little ones are being neglected. The evil can easily be remedied by the board.

120 Years Ago

Empire notes: The Midwinter Fair, Wiggins’ turkey shoot and Masquerade Ball are coming. Wiggins has several ranges measured off and is building a pontoon bridge across the river so that anyone who wants to can measure the turkey range. His hall will be illuminated with 40 incandescent lights on the night of the ball …

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Ken Johnson’s Senator Coffee Shop, Special Thanksgiving Day Dinner by Chef Eddie $1.50 — Relish: cream of chicken soup, romaine and grapefruit salad. Choice of Tom Turkey with dressing, gravy and cranberry jelly, baked sugar cured ham with fruit sauce; baked Idaho potato or candied yam, cauliflower polonaise; pumpkin pie, Jell-O with cream, Bartlett pears. Child’s plate, $1.”

50 Years Ago

Current best-sellers in nonfiction: “JFK—The Man and the Myth,” by Lasky; “The American Way of Death,” by Mitford; “Security is a Thumb and a Blanket” by Schultz.

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