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.
91 Years Ago
Burial for Ford riot victims
Standing before the caskets(in photo below) of his four comrades killed in the recent Communist riot at the Ford Motor Company’s plant at Dearborn, Mich., Max Rogak, “Red” agitator, is shown as he blamed the tragedy upon Henry Ford and the United States “imperialistic system.” The funeral was followed through the streets of Detroit by thousands of Communists.
60 Years Ago
Vawter named Falling Spring Fire department head
Robert Vawter of Falling Spring was reelected president of the Falling Spring Volunteer Fire Department at the regular meeting held at the Firehouse Monday night. The following officers were elected to serve with Vawter for the coming year: Vice President, Archie Hepler, Secretary Jack Robbins, Chaplain Thurston Boggs, Quartermaster E.J. Harrelson, Trustees Robert Vawter, Horace Thompson and H.R. Massie Jr.
35 Years Ago
Mayor ask Westvaco to hire local residents
Covington Mayor Jack Jamison, representing the city council, has written a letter to Westvaco’s Chief Executive Officer David L. Luke, in New York, expressing council’s concerns over the company seeking employment applications outside of the Alleghany Highlands. Mayor Jamison asked that Westvaco “take care of the Alleghany Highlands area by giving preference to local residents.”
10 Years Ago
Covington City Council Facing Budget Shortfall
Covington City Council took its first look at a proposed budget for Covington City Schools and warned of potential “catastrophic” budget shortfalls. Council held a joint meeting with the Covington City School Board Tuesday night in order to begin discussions on the school system’s budget. The revelation of pending shortfalls came as the two boards discussed how best to fund the student resource officer at Edgemont Primary and Jeter-Watson Intermediate schools.