140 Years Ago
Recipe for scarlet fever cure. Mr. J. C. McTarnahan said that his recipe for the cure of scarlet fever has cured several children of his own and his neighbors. The medicine is prescribed in tablespoonful-doses every hour until vomiting sets in. The recipe: 5 grains each of sulphate of zinc and powdered foxglove, two tablespoons of white sugar, put all in a bottle and add 15 ounces of soft water; let it stand a few hours, and it is fit for use. The treatment is prescribed in accordance with the rules of good nursing. For the sore mouth, use a mixture made of honey, gunpowder and burnt alum.
130 Years Ago
Paiute-Washoe conference. War is eminent if the Washoe tribe does not surrender the Washoe murderer to the Paiutes. The two tribes assembled near the old circus grounds and deliberated ... most of them smoking cigarettes that were passed from mouth to mouth like a peace pipe. The conference lasted for hours. It is believed the Washoes will give up the murderer.
110 Years Ago
Orders. The owner of the Boston Bakery, Mr. Brown, announces that he is prepared to fill orders for roast turkeys, roast pigs, the finest fruit and wedding cakes ...
70 Years Ago
“Advertisement — Carson Theatre, double feature — ‘The Cowboy and the Senorita’ with Roy Rogers also ‘She’s a Soldier Too’ with Buelah Bondi.”
50 Years Ago
Play. “Out of the Frying Pan” will be presented by the senior class of Carson City High School. Directing the play is Mrs. A. J. O’Connell. Featured in the cast are Joe Modarelli, John LaWall, Jon Hosier, Joanne Graves, Frederica King, Jean Pryor, Jeanette Supera, Frank Dale, Pat Griffin, Pete Beck and Dave Helgren. The Carson High School male quartet will provide intermission entertainment. They are Grant Barney, Larry Williams, Bob Clark and Eric Gourley ...
15 Years Ago
The airport runway at Silver Springs operated by Hale and Kay Bennett will remain unpaved. Congress did not include airport improvements in the FAA budget.
Hale Bennett has sought grants for six years and will continue lobbying to pave the airport.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.