Past Pages for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

150 years ago

A Sabbath breaker in trouble (continued from Sunday). This was going a good way over the limits, and the intruder was summarily ejected. After his expulsion, the services were resumed, but all at once the audience was startled by the crash of a brick bat through one of the windows followed by other bombardment. At this crisis, the Hon. Orion Clemens seized a can and advanced upon the sacrilegious Vandal whole he succeeded in apprehending while still in the art of prosecuting the attack. (Continued on Wednesday.)

130 years ago

Yesterday Superintendent Yerington gave Road Master Atherton orders to discharge the remaining three persons of Chinese descent working on the V&T, and to fill the places with white men on the first of the month.

100 years ago

Redford L. Holmes of Washington, D.C., has returned to this country thoroughly disgusted with the recent Ford peace caravan, of which he was a member. He says: “I believe in big armaments. I believe that many of the pacifists are crazy. I want to see a big army in this country, and tons and tons and tons of ammunition ready.” One by one these Fordites are showing signs of returning sanity.

70 years ago

The care and welfare of the state’s disabled veterans is the first objective of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Nevada. Carl A. Springmeyer, past department commander of the capital city, has been selected to represent the department in this community. Springmeyer will aid in veteran rehabilitation.

50 years ago

The forest service is sheltering the gnarled old bristle cone pines in eastern Nevada despite the cutting of one 4,900-year-old tree two years ago, an official said Thursday. “We selected a tree that appeared to be in rather poor in health,” said Supervisor Robert A. Rowen of Elko. “It wasn’t the largest, and we didn’t think it was the oldest.”

30 years ago

State agencies dispensed heaters, orders and advice to northwest Nevada residents ravaged by floods and chilled by a natural gas outage that hit an estimated 100,000 residents.

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


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