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Yesterdays July 19

Posted: July 18, 2014 - 5:36pm

75 years ago


Mrs. M.J. McHenry received notice today that she was one of the cash prize winners in a national tulip photograph contest, sponsored by the Spring Air Company of Holland, Mich. Entries were made from 36 states and three foreign countries. Mrs. McHenry’s photograph was one taken of tulips growing in her own garden.

50 years ago


Jim Miller, owner of the Conway Swimming Pool, announced today that he had changed the pool to a private club and it would now be known as Miller’s Swim Club. Membership, ha said, would be 50 cents per individual or family. Membership cards will be issued.

25 years ago


Brady Mitchell Mercer, 5, son of Sport and Lisa Mercer of Greenbrier, was named 1989 King of the Roses in a June 24 pageant sponsored by Royal American Beauty in Jacksonville.

10 years ago


Greenbrier didn’t need batting practice Sunday afternoon before the AA American Legion state tournament. Instead it opted to take it during the second inning when it knocked two of North Little Rock’s pitchers off the mound on its way to a convincing 15-1 victory in the championship game of the Zone III district tournament.

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lachowsj 07/19/14 - 07:03 am
Miller's Swim Club

Brings back memories. Of course the change to a private club was an attempt to avoid integration. I was just a kid hanging out. There was a vague notion that there might be an attempt at integration. Having no notion of the social import, my interest was like you might have in a couple of kids fighting in the parking lot. I don't remember anything happening or how the issue was ultimately resolved.

lachowsj 07/19/14 - 03:12 pm
One more thought

I have a specific memory of popping my head above the water and hearing Lesley Gore on the jukebox singing "It's My Party." I don't remember any Bob Dylan or any Beatles either, though by that time the British Invasion was well underway. Conway was in a bit of a time warp then, I guess.

Budnmud 07/21/14 - 08:19 am

And Millers was on the far edge of town, the road was dirt just past the pool...

I lived on Independence street in a 24'x24' home, all mostly gravel streets back then...some were tarred...

mikeng1994 07/21/14 - 11:12 am
Thanks Jessica

It's good to see this on the online pages. It shows us how Conway has changed over the decades. Hope to see more if not on a daily basis.

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