Yesterdays: 07/01/17

July 1

 

(2007)

A small Cessna jet crashed into a home near the Conway Municipal Airport. A witness said it looked like once the pilot knew he wasn’t going to stop, he attempted to take flight again but his wheels never left the ground.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark’s family was named Faulkner County Farm Family of the Year. They sold hay, raised cows, and pecans on their farm on Rocky Point Road. They also rented land for row crops in Mayflower.

The John “Jack” Logan Humanitarian Award was established. Logan and Bert Alexander lost their lives while doing missionary work in Honduras.

(1992)

Meloney Cole, lady backhoe operator for Arkansas Excavators, Inc., was on the Hendrix campus putting a giant Caterpillar earth-moving machine through its paces.

The Supreme Court reaffirmed its 30-year ban on officially sponsored worship in public schools by prohibiting prayers at graduation ceremonies.

Jimmy Ray Anderson, 56, and two others filed a suit against President Baking, Inc., doing business as Jackson Cookie, Co, Inc., claiming the company fired them to give the jobs to younger workers.

Rep. W.H. “Bill” Sanson of Enola told police that someone stole his $6,000 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass while it was parked at Lewis Livestock.

(1967)

Progress was made on the street widening west of downtown Conway. Pictured was Center Street toward the Clifton and Prince intersection. College Avenue between Center and Oliver was also widened. Plans called for the eventual paving of nine-foot lanes along Caldwell from the Armory to Donaghey. All widening would have concrete curb and gutter with asphalt surfacing.

Former Governor Sid McMath would be the featured speaker at the Mayflower July 4 Festival. The festivities would begin with baseball games between the Babe Ruth and Little League teams of Mayflower and Vilonia. The Vettes would play at the dance in the school auditorium.

(1942)

Austin Hicks succeeded T.A. Williams as assistant manager of the Conway and Grand Theatres, Manager James J. Kane said.

Sgt. Geraldee Cardin, a graduate of Greenbrier High School was named an instructor for the army air force. He was the youngest instructor at the North Carolina school.

Dean W.W. Wood, 76-year-old retired Methodist minister of Damascus and dean of the Log Cabin Democrat’s rural correspondents, married Mrs. Martha Rollins, 68, also of Damascus.

His first wife passed away and her first husband, Deputy Sheriff J.E. Rollins, was fatally injured two years earlier when attacked by a man he arrested.

(1917)

The first open air services of the summer were held by the Presbyterian congregation on the lot west of the church last night. It was purposed to hold all the night services in this manner throughout the heated term. All day services would be held as usual in the church.

Under the direction of overseer Walter Bowen, the Cadron Township road crew began the work of regrading and repairing the earth streets in the city. The first work was being done on Harkrider Street, south of College Avenue, a street which has been in bad repair for several years due to the heavy loads hauled over it to the compress.

 

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