Past Pages for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

150 Years Ago

Eruption of Mount Hood. The quiet and dignity of the town was upset by a report that Mount Hood had an eruption. A gentleman rushed into the Mountaineer office and said that the mountain was throwing up masses of rock. Fortunately, the apprehensions for the safety of the mountain were premature, but it was emitting puffs of dense volumes of smoke, that drifted to the southeast and lay in banks down the side of the mountain. Sulphurous fumes are emitted from the crater, and it is likely that the subterranean fires may be active at this time (Dalles Mountaineer).

130 Years Ago

Yanks. A man came down from the mountains trying to get drinks on the strength of his having killed a grizzly bear near Yank’s. There is strong doubt of his having killed a bear, but his breath would have killed a Grizzly if it ever got within range.

110 Years Ago

Successful season. The mayor of Ophir, Sam Longabough, has had a successful season in the wood business. He has cleaned up the wood that was banked at the head of the flume and has five thousand cords piled at Ophir for use of the railroad.

70 Years Ago

Price lid off. Public eating places may charge what they did in 1942 for Thanksgiving dinners and at Christmas and their Jan. 1, 1943 prices on New Year’s Day 1946. A provision that held restaurant prices on holidays other than New Year’s Eve to a maximum of 15 percent above the same restaurant’s Sunday prices is being revoked. (In 1942 and on New Year’s Day 1943, eating establishments were not under price control.)

50 Years Ago

Photo caption. Pictured in rehearsal for the Carson City Musical Theater presentation — “Surprise!” — are Janie Blaikie, promising young singer; Lyn Pochop, who is an accomplished dancer, and the Velours, featuring Sam Cavelli, rhythm and harmony; Paul Borda, bass; Chan Stenovich, drums and Jo La Chew, lead guitar.

20 Years Ago

Bikes. Kim Dandos, owner and operator of Kim Dandos Bike Center, is donating refurbished bikes to needy kids and is looking for more to refurbish and donate. “We make them safe, reliable, and clean, “ Dandos said.

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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