Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
January 23, 1932
91 Years Ago
In Spotlight At Trunk-Murder Trial
This excellent close-up photo shows the family of Mrs. Winnie Ruth Judd, accused of the ghastly Phoenix, Ariz., trunk murders, as they anxiously watch the court proceedings of “Winsome” Winnie’s battle for life. Left is Burton McKimmell, brother of the accused woman, whose admission that the trunks, containing the dismembered bodies of Agnes Le Roi and Hedvig Samuelson, had been shipped from Phoenix to Los Angeles by his sister, first attracted suspicion to Mrs. Judd. Mr. and Mrs. McKimmell are shown with him. Left inset is Judge Howard C. Speakman, of Phoenix, who is trying the case, and right inset is a fine close-up of Mrs. Judd, taken in the courtroom.
January 23, 1962
61 Years Ago
Hospital Files Answers To Dr. Garcia’s Complaints
The Alleghany Memorial Hospital Commission completed filing its pleadings Saturday afternoon in reply to a bill of complaints against it filed at the end of December by Dr. William R. Garcia of Covington, who is contesting the loss of his privileges at the hospital. According to testimony at a recent hearing, the main event contributing to Dr. Garcia’s loss of staff privileges was an operating room controversy with Dr. Manuel Ross, an anesthetist last April.
January 23, 1987
36 Years Ago
Winter Storm Drops Heavy Snowfall In Area
The Alleghany Highlands was pelted with the heaviest snowfall in quite some time today, making driving nearly impossible and closing schools in the Alleghany Highlands, Covington and Bath County school systems. As of 9:30 this morning, Covington received six inches of the white stuff and Covington radio station WKEY reported snow was falling at a rate of one inch per hour at 10:15 a.m. The snowfall is the heaviest of this winter season.
January 23, 2012
11 Years Ago
Lawmaker Fighting Light Bulb Regulation
Delegate Bob Marshall doesn’t want the federal government telling Virginians what kind of light bulbs to use. The Prince William County Republican has introduced legislation to allow the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs within Virginia’s borders after new federal energy standards take effect. The standards would essentially take the bulbs off the market.
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