Company G of the Arkansas National Guard sponsored a dance at the armory last night with music furnished by Swift & Company’s Jewel Cowboys of radio fame. The crowd was not as large as the sponsors expected. The Cowboys gave a floor show in connection with the dance.
Fred’s Discount House opened for business today and a crowd of between 200 and 300 filled the mammoth new store as quickly as the doors were unlocked at 9 a.m. The store is located in the Pence Bldg., at 917 Front St.
Thomas G. Wilson, president of the First State Bank, cut a ribbon signalling opening of the store. Charles Baddour of Memphis, president of Fred’s Discount Stores Inc., owners, also participated in the opening. William E. Smith is manager. Herbert Allen is assistant manager.
Numerous floral arrangements were brought to the store as gifts from Conway business interests.
A crew of 14 saleswomen were on duty the first day.
Brad Hartman atoned for a bad snap with a 35-yard touchdown catch and his brother, Matt, completed a two-point conversion pass to Kirby Coats last night to give Greenbrier a 15-15 tie with Atkins in the non-conference opener for both teams at Atkins.
Brad Hartman, a sophomore, snapped the ball over the head of Greenbrier punter Duane Barden and out of the end zone for a safety that gave the Red Devils a 15-7 third-quarter lead.
But the Hartman brothers connected for the touchdown pass on the Panthers’ next possession. Coats’ conversion tied things with 5:21 to play.
Matt Hartman completed 7 of 11 passes for 68 yards. Rodney Gordon rushed for 65 yards on 16 carries. Tommy Harness led the Panther defense with 14 tackles, including nine unassisted stops.
Conway resident Pauline Burr posed next to her elephant ear plant in her front yard. Burr planted a single bulb three years ago and each year it grows larger without giving it any special attention.