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.
February 20, 1932
91 Years Ago
Jailed For Editorial Opinion
Found guilty of contempt of court at Aberdeen, S.D., for publication of two editorials and a news story, one of which criticized a sentence meted out by Judge Howard Babcock as being too lenient, James A. Mathews,(L) publisher, and Howard C. Anderson(R), editor, of the Aberdeen American-News, were sentenced to serve thirty days in jail and fined $200 each. The newspapermen, declaring the right of free speech and freedom of the press are at stake, are appealing the case.
February 20, 1962
61 Years Ago
Walkout Ends At Canfield
According to Dave Sigmon, plant personnel manager, all H.O. Canfield Co. workers involved in last week’s walkout here returned to work Monday at the beginning of their regular shifts, thus ending the walkout. Sigmon added that as far as he knows the return of the workers has gone smoothly and production at the plant is back to normal. He added that patrols of the plant area by State Police, local police and members of the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department, started during the work stoppage.
February 20, 1987
36 Years Ago
Bath Supervisors Hire Manion As First County Administrator. William K. Manion, the director of the Public Service Authority in Botetourt County has been named the first county administrator in Bath County. Manion’s appointment came during a continued meeting of the Bath County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday. He will assume his duties in the county on March 23.
February 20, 2012
11 Years Ago
Heavy, wet snow that snapped branches off trees and clung to power lines and fences fell on the Alleghany Highlands Sunday. Over nine inches of snow was reported in parts of the Highlands. The snow closed schools in Covington, Alleghany County and Bath County Monday, but it shouldn’t stick around long. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the high 50s later this week. This was the first significant snowfall of what has been an unusually mild winter.