90 Years Ago

Selma Gangsters Brought To This City

Bob Keys and Ivan Wren, the two gangsters who have been confined in the Clifton Forge jail since the murder of Dad Bryant in his Selma shack early the morning of September 4, were brought here yesterday afternoon about 5 o’clock and lodged in the county jail to await Keys’ hearing tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Rose brought the two men here in a car driven by “Snowball,” a trusty of the jail.

They had been kept in the Clifton Forge jail twelve days, in separate cells, in the hope that they would squeal on each other.

The ruse worked in each instance.

All three of the principal trio have talked and all three have implicated the others strongly in the matter.

Keys’ hearing tomorrow afternoon is expected to bring to light the tactics that will be employed when the case comes before Judge Haden October 15, unless present plans are changed and a special term is held for the trial.

It is possible that Guy Tucker, would-be rapist, who was frustrated in his attack by the heroism of young Dick Hoylman, may also be given a hearing tomorrow.

Tucker is not known to have a lawyer and it is still mere rumor as to what defense, if any, he will offer.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryant will be assisted in the prosecution of this case by Tom Wilson.

Baby Boy Dies

Leonard LeRoy Rothwell, 7 weeks’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rothwell, of Covington, died in the home of his parents at 9:30 last night after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon from the Loving Undertaking Parlors, with Rev. J. Lawrence Marguess, pastor of the First M.E. Church, in charge.

Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

75 Years Ago

Mrs. Samuel Anderson Passes Away At Her Main Street Home

Mrs. Samuel Wilberforce Anderson, wife of the late Captain Samuel W. Anderson, of Warm Springs, died early Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clara McD. Buck on West Main Street.

The daughter of the late Dr. Gabriel and Clara McAllister McDonald, she was born in Covington September 19, 1864, and was reared at “Rosedale,” the home of her grandparents, the late Capt. and Mrs. Thompson McAllister.

Mrs. Anderson was greatly beloved by all who knew her, for her lovable personality and gentleness endeared her to all who came in contact with her.

Generous, kind, appreciative and possessing that rate quality of always seeing the best in everyone, it can truly be said, “Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

Covington GI Pays Visit To Hitler’s Mountain Retreat

Technician Fifth Grade George T. Allen, a truck driver in Battery “A,” of the 231st AAA Searchlight Battalion, has just completed a three-day tour of the Austrian and German Alps.

The tour included many points of interest and beauty, foremost of which Hitler’s mountain retreat located in the Bavarian Alps, atop Mount Obersalzberg.

“The Berghoff,” Hitler’s home, although partially destroyed, still remains intact enough to give one an idea of how the top Nazi lived.

50 Years Ago

Paving Jeter Parking Lot

City workmen on Thursday were in the process of paving the Jeter parking lot across Locust Street from city hall.

They are using a city-owned roller and spreader and asphalt from the city’s own asphalt plant in Sunnymeade.

L.A. Wolfe, public works superintendent, is supervising the work, which involves five men.

Work will resume Monday and Wolfe expects it to be completed Tuesday or Wednesday unless delayed by rain.

Parking spaces will be painted on the surface when the job is completed.

25 Years Ago

Late TD Lifts Cougars, 21-14

It will likely be remembered as the best game to date in the Covington vs. Alleghany series.

“The Backyard Brawl” renewal Friday night at Casey Field-Boodie Albert Stadium attracted over 5,000 fans and Covington’s 21-14 victory over Alleghany was one for the books.

It was a down-to-the-wire battle with momentum shifting back and forth and both teams being able to hold their head high after a clean, well-played contest.

10 Years Ago

Jackleen Crizer Honored

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jackleen Faith Crizer of Covington has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

Jackleen is the daughter of Richard and Melisa Crizer of Covington.

Her grandparents are Jack and Geraldine Vess of Covington.