View from the Past
September 8, 2017
50 years ago
Students Should Plan Now for Next Summers' Job: Summer jobs in November? The U.S. Civil Service Commission advises students and graduates to make plans now for next summer's job. Commission officials have indicated that early applicants would have the best employment chances for the limited number of Federal jobs available next summer. Successful candidates in the exam may be hired in positions ranging from GS-1 ($1.74 per hour) to GS-4 ($2.30 per hour) depending on experience and training, or a Seasonal Assistant at U.S. Post Office at $2.56 per hour. Minimum age for these jobs is eighteen, or sixteen for high school graduates.
–The Fallon Eagle- Standard Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1967
75 years ago
Rationing of Coffee Looms: Almost coinciding with the rationing of gasoline, but beating it by a day or so, comes the rationing of coffee, the favorite warm beverage of the nation. Coffee rationing starts Sunday, Nov. 29, and thereafter it will be possible for any housewife to purchase more than one pound of coffee per five weeks of each member of her household who is 15 years or older. Any coffee on hand on the day the rationing program starts, in excess of one pound for each person over 15 will be deducted as "rationed coffee." All sales of roasted coffee have been "frozen" since last Sunday.
–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 28 1942
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Boy Scout Demonstration Attracts Crowd: The Rex Theatre was the scene of a very enjoyable and interesting presentation last Saturday, the occasion being the second demonstration in practical scouting put on by the local troop. A large and appreciative audience was in attendance. Thus attesting to the interest of the public in this organization which has assisted the community in so many ways. The boys, though they have had but 6 months of practice, displayed remarkable intelligence in using the Morse Code in electric flash and whistle signaling, and that the semaphore code was also mastered, is shown by the excellent display in wig-wag signaling. A lecture by Assistant Scoutmaster Kenelpp, illustrated with lantern slides, closed the program. It proved very interesting in that it showed the progress of a scout from the date of his application to the eventual day when he attains the coveted first class rank. The boys will probably clear $50 on the entertainment.
–The Churchill County eagle, Saturday, Nov. 24, 1917
The City Council Meets: The city council met Tuesday night in regular session. An ordinance regulating the salaries of city officials was passed. This ordinance appears elsewhere in this issue. A number of the residents of Williams avenue were present and entered a protest against the erection of a blacksmith shop at the corner of Williams avenue and Carson streets. The matter was discussed but no action was taken. It was voted to transfer $500 from the general fund to the street and alley fund. The matter of purchasing another sprinkler for the city was discussed and although no action was taken at this meeting, one will undoubtedly be purchased for use next summer as the expense of running an additional sprinkler was provided for in the budget for next year.
–The Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 24,1917
A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives researched and compiled by Brianna Silver, Churchill County Museum Assistant.