Past Pages for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

140 Years Ago

The editor of the Chronicle in this city is kind enough to ascribe the authorship. As to the passage referred to, he flatters himself as he expressed a kindred idea in better taste more than 10 years ago:

Nevada’s hills are sere,

Nevada’s wastes are drear,

Her tempests cold;

But to her desert breast

The precious ore is pressed;

Her brows are silver-trussed,

Her veins are gold.

— Enterprise.

130 Years Ago

Laughing gas. The doctor looked at the stop-cock on the laughing gas and began throwing up the windows. His patients stopped rolling around and exploding with hilarity and were looking at each other in blank astonishment like people awakening from realistic dreams. The doctor explained the causes that brought about the dilemma and brought out a fresh cylinder of gas. He was soon filling the air for senatorial molars and pearl front teeth, as if nothing had happened.


Must live in Sparks or resign. An order to the effect that teachers employed in Sparks schools must live within five miles of the limits of that city or tender their resignations has caused quite a stir. The teachers complain that they were asked to teach in the town and cannot secure school jobs at this time of the year.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement. “Announcing ... ‘The Car that Has Everything’ New Oldsmobile — new streamline beauty, longer wheelbase, more room, more comfort, greater power, increased economy, ‘Turret-to’ bodies by Fisher. A new and bigger 90-horsepower six. $675. Everything you want in a 1945 car ... Heiden’s Chevrolet Company, Carson, Nevada.”

50 Years Ago

Miss Nancy Lee and Fred Jones were winners of the Youth Leadership contest sponsored by the Carson City Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, according to Charles Buckheister, exalted ruler. Each receives a $50 savings bond.

15 Years Ago

Advertisement. “Proscenium Players present Sister Amnesia’s County Western — ‘Nunsense Jamboree,’ producer Liz Mitchell, written by Dan Goggin, director Carolyn Demar, produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark — at Brewery Arts Center.”

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


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