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View from the Past

50 years ago

West End School News: Pilgrims pray, a fat brown turkey guards the calendar paper, people gambol around the wall of Mrs. Clara Jean Olson’s first grade at West End School. Seven silly clowns, eight fat bunches of purple grapes and five feisty yellow chicks bring abstract numbers to life. It looks fun and you could go back to school in memory and reality, Oct. 10 when an open house will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at West End School.

–Fallon Eagle-Standard Friday, Nov. 3, 1967

75 years ago

Will Register for Gas Ration Cards at the City Hall: Registration for gas ration books, which is to start on Nov. 12, and continue for three days only, will be handled by the Con. B school system under the direction of E.C. Best. Actual rationing of gasoline will be started on Nov. 22, on and after which date no gasoline can be purchased without ration book coupons. It is explained by E.H. Hursh, chairman of the county rationing board, and Mr. Best, that under the plan, owners of passenger vehicles are to secure application forms from their retail gasoline distributors, and fill them in for presentation to registration officials. NO ration cards will be issued to persons possessing more than five tires for any one car and it will be necessary for the serial numbers of the five tries to be retained by the applicant. The basic books will provide mileage for 240 miles a month, and the persons to whom this ration is issued if they use their cars for work, are expected to consider 150 miles of this total for such driving, reserving the remaining 90 miles for essential family travel such as driving children to school or sick persons to the doctor.

–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 7, 1942

100 years ago

New Game Law Enacted for Nevada: The anticipated changes in the federal migratory bird laws have been announced at Washington by the department of agriculture. Under the new regulations Nevada hunters will have 15 days cut off of the close of the duck shooting season , the season under the federal law ending on Dec. 31, while the state law closes it on Jan. 15. This year the federal law of 1916, which opened the season on Oct. 1, was observed in Nevada but the new regulations open the season on Sept. 16. The new regulations also make it lawful to shoot a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset, providing it will not interfere with the state regulations. The Nevada game law makes it unlawful to shoot before sunrise or after sunset. The new regulations are effective on Oct. 15. The department announces that the regulations do not permit hunting of migratory birds when it is unlawful under state laws.

–The Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1917

Conscientious Objectors Sent to the Rear: About one man in each 100 sent to Camp Lewis proves to be a “conscientious objector” to war. They are assigned to the headquarters train, where they will be required to do work of a non-combatant nature.

–The Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1917

A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives researched and compiled by Brianna Silver, Churchill County Museum Assistant.