The way it was

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

100 Years Ago -- February 4, 1904

On Friday evening, Feb. 12, a moving picture entertainment will be given at the Opera House. The machine used in this production is one of the latest and best of its kind, having been presented to the Railroad Associations on the Gould Lines of Railway by Miss Helen Gould. It is held for the use of the Associations by the International Secretary at St. Louis and sent out at various times to the different places where the organizations are located.

This entertainment is not to be an ordinary lantern exhibit but will show ocean waves, moving trains, comic scenes, etc. in a manner so lifelike that one would think the scenes were actually taking place before their eyes.

Tickets will be on sale at Ballagh's, Parrish's and at the Association Building Monday. Admission will be thirty-five cents, balcony twenty-five cents, children fifteen cents, and no extra charge for reserved seats.

75 Years Ago -- February 4, 1929

Free lecture on Christian Science by Peter V. Ross, C.S.B. member of Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church on February 5 at the Arbo Theatre at 8 o'clock.

50 Years Ago -- February 4, 1954

New investments in the Nevada Industrial Development Corporation totaled $38,075 at noon today, it was reported at a luncheon meeting of NIDC workers and officials at the Hotel Mitchell this noon.

This amount coupled with the more than $60,000 subscribed at the time NIDC was organized last summer makes a total of about $100,000 invested so far.

Approximately $200,000 in local capital is needed to finance the community's share of the $400,000 factory building to be constructed by the NIDC for the Nevern Corporation, manufacturer of Knox and Dobbs hats.

NEWS FROM COLUMBIA, MO -- A group of water experts grouped toward a state water policy for Missouri today, some convinced the job could be done and others are not so sure.

Last night a Soil Conservation Service official told the group many states in the east and south are having similar water policy problems as water demands increase and shortages develop.

C.E.Busby, the SOS engineer, said American laws are developing away from the old riparian rights doctrine of the English common law to the system of priority appropriation developed in the western states.