Echoes of the Previous is a set of historic articles curated from The Virginian Evaluate and different publications archived since 1914. Chances are you’ll be uncovered to content material that you just discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their authentic, unedited type, and don’t mirror the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
July 1, 1923
99 Years In the past
Gunman Makes His Getaway On Rushing Prepare
Edmund Rust, gunman, final evening shot and killed Sheriff I. C. Fulker on a dashing Nice Northern practice after which held the passengers at bay whereas he pressured certainly one of them to unlock his handcuffs and leg irons. The daring coup was staged final evening close to Moorhead. Together with his palms manacled and legs encased in irons, Rust signalled to the sheriff that he needed to whisper to him. As Fulker bent ahead Rust seized the gun from the sheriff’s holster, fired into his physique and holding the automated in each palms confronted the panic stricken passengers. Whereas the women and men cowered of their seats, Rust pressured a passenger to take the keys from the sheriff’s pocket and unlock the leg irons and handcuffs.
July 1, 1937
85 Years In the past
Native experiences Rayon Plant Will Open Tomorrow
Reviews immediately point out the Industrial Rayon Company will try and reopen its South Covington plant tomorrow however a affirmation has not been obtained from the corporate officers. A number of hundred union pickets have been congregated at approaches to the plant property alongside the freeway early this morning when persistent experiences that the plant would reopen at the moment proved false.
July 1, 1962
60 Years In the past
Courses Show Standard At Swim Faculty
The Metropolis Playground is common with children this summer time based on Francis “Boodie” Albert who’s accountable for supervising the actions. Eight swimming lessons are being taught by instructors Mrs. Judy Weade, Charles Gillispie and “Boodie” Albert. Life savers are Monty Vess, David Vess, Micky Caviness, Janice Smith and Billy Taylor. Martha Hardy works behind the desk. A complete of 5,134 swimmers attended the pool through the month of June.
July 1, 2012
10 Years In the past
Virginian Evaluate Upholds Custom Of Publication
The Virginian Evaluate has not missed publishing an version throughout its 98-year historical past, regardless of the adversity of The Nice Melancholy, two World Wars, two labor strikes, a hearth within the press room and flooding. In line with this custom, immediately’s challenge is a mix of the editions as a result of devastating storm which struck the Alleghany Highlands late Friday night and knocked out energy throughout the realm for days. This marks the fourth time within the paper’s historical past that an version has been delivered late. In 1972, electrical energy was misplaced due to Hurricane Agnes because the paper’s press had simply began. Deep snows additionally delayed distribution in January of 1996 and once more in 2008. The paper was printed however couldn’t be delivered till the following day.
The Virginian Evaluate has been serving Covington, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County and Tub County since 1914.