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Yesterdays Dec. 4

Posted: December 3, 2013 - 8:05pm

75 years ago

(1938)

At a meeting held this week, the “H” Association, organization of Hendrix College lettermen, announced the football lettermen for this season and elected officers for the year.

Elmo Scott, co-captain of the football team, was elected president of the group, Ray Harris was chosen vice president, and Woodrow Robertson, secretary-treasurer.

Seventeen Warriors were awarded letters for their work during the past football season. They were Bill Kennedy, Woodrow Robertson, Frank Smith, Ray Harris, Ronald Franzen, Bill Harrison, Olva Leach, Earle Hunt, Carrol Harris, Frank Jones, Elmo Scott, Bob Hardy, Lewis Norman, Bobby Weeks, Bunny Reed, James Stroh and George Gragson.

50 years ago

(1963)

Mike McCarville at 22 may be the youngest newspaper publisher in the nation.

Young McCarville, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. McCarville of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Conway, has acquired one-half interest in the Dell City (Okla.) News. His associate is Bob Lee Kidd.

25 years ago

(1988)

Dana Atkinson, daughter of Guy and Brenda Atkinson of the Naylor community, has been named the 1988-89 campus queen at Mount Vernon High School. Miss Atkinson is a junior at Mount Vernon and a member of the senior girls basketball team.

10 years ago

(2003)

John Mazurek Sr. of Glen Ellyn, Ill., found an octopus today while fishing in Lake Conway. The octopus was clinging to one of the gates at the lake’s dam when he saw it and grabbed it.

No one has a solid explanation of how this octopus got in the lake, but a common guess is someone had it in an aquarium, but the critter grew too big and was dumped into the lake.

It was alive when Mazurek caught it.

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