Past Pages for Thursday, April 24, 2014
140 years ago
Let everybody go. Remember that tonight is the opening night of the Episcopal Fair for the benefit of the church. Remember, also, that the ladies of this church always give full value received for all the benefits conferred.
130 years ago
The New Lake Steamer. The new Lake Tahoe Steamer, “Todd Goodwin,” will be launched sometime this week. The steamer is iron framed, the planking of Oregon pine, and was constructed by shipbuilders from San Francisco. It is over 100 feet long and 12 feet wide and cost $15,000. The craft was named after the young son of Judge Goodwin and if it takes after the boy. It is liable to need nine pilots to steer it and explode at any moment.
100 years ago
Johnny Miller, one of the moving spirits in the affairs of the mining situation at Lucky Boy, is a visitor in Carson. Miller says the tunnel is now in approximately 4,000 feet. When the pay shoot is encountered it is figured that we will have about a thousand feet of backs on the rich vein.
70 years ago
Nevadans who drive automobiles which average slightly less than six years old will face “no serious disruption” of passenger car transportation for at least a year or two, Robert A. Allen, head of Nevada’s highways, said today. Only 847 of autos manufactured in 1942, the last year before passenger car output was frozen -— are in use in the state; 3,936 were built during 1941 of a total of 24,509 statewide.
50 years ago
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson took a nine-hour motorcade ride home from Cleveland in heavy rain, rather than try another bad-weather airplane ride. Johnson’s aircraft was struck by lightening the day before. It will go down in record as the longest auto trip ever taken by a first lady.
30 years ago
More than $20,000 has been raised for the “Chris Schaller Trust Fund” in two gigantic fundraisers — $10,000 was raised at the governor’s mansion and $11,000 from last week’s boxing extravaganza by boxing promoter Robey Willis. Funds were used to offset medical expenses prior to Chris’ untimely death.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.