75 Years Ago
April 5, 1947
Bevin Confers With Marshall On Progress
British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin conferred with Secretary of State George C. Marshall for 90 minutes over luncheon at Spasso House today. They were believed to have discussed the progress of the council of foreign ministers to date, together with possible future moves. At the same time, the council’s coordinating committee was putting last-minute touches on a report for today’s council session on the subject of Germany’s future provisional government.
50 Years Ago
April 5, 1972
Senate Committee Votes Welfare Hike For Elderly
The Senate Finance Committee has taken a major step in its drive to provide an adequate income for the nation’s elderly. The committee voted 11 to 0 Wednesday to liberalize payments to aged, blind and disabled welfare recipients, the so-called “adult categories.” The provision would bring an estimated four million welfare recipients, two-thirds of the elderly, above the poverty level established by the government. It also would mean substantially higher income for another 2.4 million welfare recipients who would remain below the poverty level.
25 Years Ago
April 5, 1997
Just Who Does Own The School Buildings in Clifton Forge, The City Or The School Board
Who really owns the three school buildings in Clifton Forge and just how dangerous are they for the students that attend them five days a week? The answer to the two questions will depend upon who you ask. City Manager Dick Magnifico has told council he is pretty sure that the city owns the schools and he will be asking the council Tuesday to approve a survey to determine just how safe they are. If the buildings are owned by the city, the city would be liable for any accidents if the buildings are not safe?
Seventh Inning Rally Pushes Spartans To Softball Victory
The Alleghany Mountaineers girls softball team proved Friday afternoon that they could play with the higher echelon of the Blue Ridge District. The Mountaineers held a 2-1 lead going to the seventh inning on the league-leading Salem Spartans, but the visitors rallied for five runs in the final inning to post an exciting 6-2 victory.
10 Years Ago
April 5, 2012
Delicately Placing Flag
Courtney Walton left, and Anmarie Allen carefully place a new flag on Devil’s Backbone in the Iron Gate gorge Tuesday. These young ladies are continuing a tradition that has been ongoing for over 50 years.
Ford Twirls 14th Career No-Hitter, BC Blanks Pendleton
Jailyn Ford twirled her fourth no-hitter of the season and the 14th of her stellar career as the Bath County Chargers blanked the Pendleton County (W.Va.) Wildcats 9-0 Wednesday. Ford struck out 14 and her only blemish of the game came in the first inning when she hit the second batter she faced. Battery mate, catcher Amanda Shifflett, erased that runner from the base paths by throwing her out at second and the Wildcats would not reach base the rest of the game.