Old pages from May 18 to 20, 2022

Downtown Carson during the Nevada Day Parade circa 1950.

Wednesday
150 years ago
Election: The election to determine the land for the location of the new school will be held at the school building. All qualified voters have the right to a choice in this matter. There are many objections to the King Street property and also to the Minnesota Street ground. (the Minnesota field won).
140 years ago
First-grade Algebra: Professor Howe will be giving his first-grade students an algebra exam on the last Friday in June. A general invitation is extended to the public to attend.
130 years ago
All kinds: Major Ford is king of the fishing lodge. On Friday, he caught a heavy catfish from the lake, weighing almost three pounds. His weight fluctuated from three to ten pounds, by the time he reached Carson.
100 years ago
Filmland Flashes, Viola Dana: Dubbed the “Peter Pan” of the screen, is happy again, as Viola counts that lost day when there’s no glimpse of her favorite source – + the sun.
70 years ago
Photo caption: Lo-Lo the Clown will appear at the magic show sponsored by the Sacristy of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church being held in the Civic Auditorium. It is presented by the Reno Magic Circle, Reno businessmen who make magic a hobby. Lo-Lo will star in the show.
30 years ago
Advertisement: “Wallace Theatres, 2226 Hwy 50 East—New $1.00 ‘Cutting Edge’ (PG-13), ‘Article 99’, ‘Once Upon a Crime’ and ‘Bugsy.’
Thusday
150 years ago
Wax works to be drawn at Sazarac: A beautiful wax cross, white as alabaster, enclosed in a large glass vase is to be drawn at random. It can be seen at the Lewis & Torrington saloon. There are twenty-five odds at one dollar each. It is a very fine piece of work and was executed by a lady from this town. She sells it to pay for her trip to California.
140 years ago.
In Brief: PN Marker is preparing to begin operations in the mountains of Washoe City. Oliver Roberts owns a gold mine in the Mountain House district, which he believes will make his wallet bloated.
130 years ago
All kinds: There are thousands of rabbits in the hills this spring.
100 years ago
Acquitted: Former Western Nevada and California pugilist Dick Trounce and his wife were acquitted by a Virginia City District Court jury for selling alcohol to a minor. Twenty-eight bottles of alcohol were part of the evidence. The couple were acquitted, however, as there was no accommodation at the county jail.
70 years ago
Initiated Brownies: Brownie Troop No. 3 had 15 Initiated Brownies in their Brownie Troop at the Civic Auditorium. They are Patti Bernard, Virginia Chambers, Kathy Davis, Susan Doherty, Linda Haffney, Patty Maxsom, Betty Russell, Bette Lou and Sonja Svensson, Margaret White, Jeannette Wilde, Lila Williams, Carolyn Wilson, Cindy Wilson and Sharon Yates.
30 years ago
Real Estate Listings: Victorian 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage – $77,500 and Lewis’s house, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,800 square feet – $127,000.
Friday
150 years ago
Marble Canyon Toll Road. The toll road from Carson River to Nut Pine is owned by TB Audrain and is in good condition. A number of crews are now employed to use it to haul nut pine timber up the river, which is delivered by rail at $10 a rope.
140 years ago
Something’s Wrong: The Enterprise, referencing Empire’s missing child, suggests the little girl may have been the victim of foul play. Two weeks have passed since she was last seen alive. The river was dredged and the surrounding countryside excavated. The Enterprise suggests that this case deserves the attention of a wise detective, otherwise the mystery will never be solved.
130 years ago
Spring Fights: Dick Roberts (Roberts House Museum) and OAF Gilbert were in the ring. The cause was a harsh name applied to Gilbert by Roberts. The result was a draw of Dick in the cooler.
100 years ago
First-time auto law offender: HW Johnson, a Reno businessman, was the first person to appear before Justice of the Peace Charles Bull for violating the motor vehicle law of the State ; i.e. driving a machine (auto) without license plates – $10 fine.
70 years ago
Polio Course: The Ormsby County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis will be hosting a two-day polio patient care course at Washoe Medical Center. The incidence of poliomyelitis is likely to increase and the need to prepare to deal with this disease is becoming increasingly urgent.
30 years ago
Dangerous pitch: Ruts, grooves, nicks, black eyes and bruises are the complaints heard by softball players about the condition of the four north pitches at the three-year-old $1 million softball complex years at Centennial Park.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

Calvin W. Soper