Yesterdays May 25

75 years ago



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A maximum temperature of 92 degrees officially recorded at Conway Wednesday afternoon, marked a new high for 1939, one degree above the previous maximum for the year. Another rain fell early last evening, but the precipitation amounted to only .20 inch here.

A slight rise was forecast for the Arkansas River, which stood at 7.4 feet at Little Rock at 7 a.m. today.

Local thundershowers were again forecast for tonight and Friday.

50 years ago


William M. Chatman, radioman seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Chatman of Conway, is serving aboard the radar picket destroyer USS Kretchmenr, operating out of Newport, R.I.

The ship is conducting training operations in the Atlantic. During breaks in its operating schedule its crewmembers will have an opportunity to visit ports in Florida and the Bahama Islands.

25 years ago


Stephen Gray recently enlisted in the Navy for guaranteed training in the Navy’s Airman Apprenticeship Program.

Gray, a son of Harold Gray of Conway, enlisted under the delayed entry program and will report to Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, ill., this month for active duty and basic training.

Upon completion of basic training, he will begin four weeks of aviation schooling at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes.

10 years ago


Six players on Carl Stuart Middle School teams received athletic awards at a recent assembly.

Eighth-graders honored were Benton Conque, outstanding football; Isaiah Jackson, outstanding baseball; and Anthony Maltbia, outstanding track.

Seventh-graders receiving awards were Julian Humphrey, outstanding football; Doral Criswell, outstanding basketball; and Jordan Bryant, outstanding track.


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