Yesterdays: 09/20/17

September 20

 

(2007)

Vilonia was in search of a new fire chief after the resignation of Chief Alan Earnhart. Walt Brewczynski was also hired as a part-time officer at the Vilonia city council meeting.

The Community Language School at UCA started its first foreign language class for children ages 5 to 14. The school taught four languages—Spanish, French, German and Chinese.

Guy farmer Dudley Henry bought a 1965 4020 John Deere and restored it. His father had bought a new one when he was a boy and he had wanted to have one of his own ever since.

(1992)

James H. “Junior” Wiedower was honored for more than 40 years of employment with Arkansas Power & Light. He was presented with a special plaque for working his entire career without a lost-time injury.

Chad Dugger, 9, received lessons from Howard Clifton of Greenbrier on how to sharpen an ax during the Living History Weekend at Woolly Hollow State Park.

Former UCA President Jeff Farris would be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. He was a chief executive officer for NAIA from 1986-1990 and as a student played in the 1946 NAIA national basketball championship.

(1967)

James Hankins of Shady Grove, the only survivor of a two-car accident near Mayflower where six were killed, became the seventh victim. He suffered from internal injuries and was in poor condition at a Little Rock hospital following the accident.

Parent-Teacher Associations held their first meetings of the school year. Officers of the Sallie Cone PTA were Mrs. Ted Klees, secretary; Mrs. Perry Shock, president; and Mrs. Charles Acuff, treasurer.

Mrs. Minnie Adeline Hamm Fulmer, 91, of Vilonia was pictured with some of her descendants. She had 236 descendants which included eight children, 72 grandchildren, 143 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

(1942)

The fall singing session would open at Spring Hill church, W.F. Rhea announced. Among the special singers would be Thomas J. Lawson, R.H. McNew, E.G. Steed, Walter Tyler, W.R. Brannon, The Spring Hill and other quartets.

Sheriff Charles R. Steed said an automobile wheel and tire were stolen from Miss Alma Enderlin’s 1941 Dodge while the machine was parked at the St. Joseph Catholic church. The thieves had also loosened the lug nuts on a wheel of Peter P. Hiegel’s car but evidently were frightened off before removing the wheel.

(1917)

Mason E. Mitchell, formerly of Conway, assistant paymaster in the Navy and stationed at the Washington Navy Yard, received orders to report for sea duty.

Thousands of people of Conway and surrounding communities marveled at the wondrous beauty of everything at the formal opening of the ladies’ and gentlemen’s ready-to-wear department of Frauenthal & Schwarz in their new building. Neither time nor money had been spared in the remodeling and refurnishing of this department. Restrooms and dressing rooms had been fitted with ivory wicker furniture for the ladies and everything in the store had been finished in Circassian walnut.

 

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