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.
100 Years Ago
Apple Imports Show Increase
Exports of apples have been exceptionally heavy this season, most shipments going to England and Scotland according to a review issued by the Virginia Division of Markets, cooperating with the United States Bureau of Agricultural Economics, for the period October 16-22.
The movement has been stimulated by the short crop overseas and by high opening prices so that foreign markets thus far have proved more profitable than domestic trade for shippers of Eastern fruit.
The abundant main crop in Virginia and West Virginia was the chief source of a very active September movement to foreign markets.
National Apple Day Wednesday
National Apple Day will be observed in Virginia, on Wednesday, October 31, in accordance with a proclamation issued last week by Governor E. Lee Trinkle, calling upon the people of the state to come to the assistance of the local apple producers by doing everything possible to stimulate consumption of the fruit at that time.
National Apple Week will be observed throughout the country, as well as in Virginia, for the period of October 31 to November 7.
Virginia apples, it has been pointed out are far superior to many of the same grades produced in other areas of the country.
75 Years Ago
First Check to Chest Received by Miss Albert
Although the Community Chest drive does not officially begin until Monday, November 1, one $50 contribution already has been received.
Miss Lily Albert has received a check for $50 from Pure Oil company, officially the first contributor to the 1948 campaign.
The slogan “Give Once, Benefit Many” was approved for use in the campaign here. It will be featured in posters, theaters and radio and newspaper publicity.
50 Years Ago
Isreal Pressing for Prisoner of War List
Isreal pressed Egypt and Syria for prisoner exchange Monday as the Israeli government came under fire at home for letting supplies get through to the stranded Egyptian Army.
Premier Golda Mdeir held up plans to return 2,000 wounded Arab POWs until the Arabs come up with a list of Israelis they captured in the war.
25 years ago
Exact Location of Truck Route Through Dolly Ann Not Known
The exact location for a truck route through the Dolly Ann area in Alleghany County has not been announced according to Jimmy White of the Virginia Department of Transportation Board.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted Wednesday in favor of a trucking corridor that will cut through Dolly Ann and eventually intersect with Alleghany Avenue near the Westvaco Corp. paper mill in Covington. The route known as Corridor E was one of five alternatives considered by the state transportation board.
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