140 Years Ago
Hoodlumism: At the theatre in Carson at every performance is a crowd of “hoodlums” large enough to deserve severe punishments.
They take possession of the back seats and by hoots and yells of vulgar and profane language and disgust all decent people in attendance ... confinement of a few of these scamps in the county jail would prove a salutary lesson ...
130 Years Ago
Craze: The latest craze is that of saving breakfast rolls of noted actresses and distinguished men from which a bite has previously been taken. The remnant is then ticketed by the collector — “This roll was bitten by Miss So-and So ... while taking her coffee.”
Wayside notes: Ginger Blue, a famous Chinese man, has passed away. A kind father and indulgent husband, we mourn his loss ...
110 Years Ago
Advertisement: “For sale — The pew cushions of the Episcopal church will be sold for one dollar a piece. Will make excellent porch seats. Apply to Mr. Smith at the rectory.
The Vitigraph: A matinee is to be given in the afternoon, when a “Trip to the Moon” will be presented. Children 5 cents, adults 10 cents.
70 Years Ago
Lester H. Groth: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Groth and formerly an employee of the Daily Appeal has been promoted to mail specialist second-class in the United States Navy. His wife, Marge, lives in San Francisco.
50 Years Ago
Memorial: A grieving mother asked that the state enact a law forbidding boys and girls younger than 18 to drive autos. “These kids shouldn’t be driving at that age,” said Mrs. Robert Pumphrey, mother of Douglas Pumphrey, 16, who died in an auto crash Labor Day. The boy’s father, pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, prepared for conducting his son’s funeral service.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.