Past Pages October 7 |

Past Pages October 7

by Trent Dolan


Yesterday the flags of the weather service were flown for the first time from the Capitol dome. Hoisted at 9 a.m. daily, except Sunday, the flags will indicate the weather for the following 24 hours. A white flag means clear weather. A blue flag, means rain or snow. A black triangular flag above the other flags means the temperature is going up, while below means down. When there is no black flag, the temperature will be stationary. A white flag with a black square means decidedly colder weather.


The mines at Bodie have closed and until an agreement is reached between the surface miners and the owners the place will be a “dead” town. The surface hands are out for a nine-hour day and increased pay. Underground workers were granted an eight-hour day some time ago.


Jake Martin, Sierra Pacific Power Co. employee, was killed instantly near Cave Rock this afternoon when he, in some unknown manner, came in contact with a live wire. Manager F. Shannon of Glenbrook Inn telephoned word to Carson this afternoon of the event.


League leading Lions took a 3-0 licking from 20-30 in Thursday night Service Club bowling, but still hold first place by one game. Frank Berger’s 206-510 was high for Lions, while 20-30 was led by Bob Jacques 158-429.


State Engineer Pete Morros is warning of a frightening possibility that Southern California could eye Carson Valley, Carson City and Lyon County as a way to quench its never-ending thirst. He warned that the region must come up with a regional water plan or else.


Carson City’s eastern gateway is taking form at Graves Lane with the construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store, SlotWorld Casino and Meineke Discount Muffler and Brake Shop. All the construction comes at a location expected to become a major intersection as Graves Lane gets extended north to Airport Road.

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