Yesterdays: 11/11/17

November 11

 

(2007)

Ron Edgerton, a retired member of the Army Medical Corps, was pictured looking at memorabilia brought by veterans at the Veterans Day celebration at St. Joseph High School.

Veterans Jesse Pearce, Buddy Pope and Ken Redding, all members of the VFW Post 6685 in Vilonia, were pictured sharing some of their war experiences with children at Vilonia. Elementary.

Fletcher Smith’s Jewelers moved from Front Street around the corner to 1115 Oak Street as part of the renovation of the Halter building. Michelangelo’s, an Italian restaurant was under construction and would occupy their former space.

(1992)

Eighteen trees deemed to be in the flight path of pilots at Cantrell Field were removed and others were cut back on the property of J.V. Brady of 319 Ingram Street. The trees were off the west end of Runway 7-25 and their removal would give pilots an additional 30 feet in height when approaching Runway 7 or taking off from Runway 25.

A meeting was held to establish a volunteer organization to support the UCA Archives. Joe Goss of Conway, an amateur historian, organized the meeting. The group would provide financial and volunteer support for the archives.

(1967)

Fred McNew would leave his job as credit manager of Central Arkansas Production Credit Association because he was named senior credit analyst in western Arkansas for the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Louis.

Edgar R. Jennings was named director of the Arkansas Children’s Colony’s education and training department.

Conway Kiwanis Club members Ralva Bass, Dr. Doug Poindexter, Dr. Harley O Weatherly Jr., Roy Woole and Ed Floyd were pictured selling tickets for the Pancake Party the club sponsored every year.

Gene Hatfield, assistant professor of art at SCA, was pictured with “Blanche,” one of his paintings on display at Torreyson Library.

(1942)

Sale of beer and wine in Conway between midnight Saturday night and 7 a.m. Monday was made a misdemeanor in a city ordinance. The penalty was a fine between $5 and $25 with each sale a separate offense.

Sounding of the fire station siren at 6 p.m. daily was ordered stopped for a period of 30 days to avoid confusion as the volunteer firemen were fighting many grass fires. The sounding of the siren began early last spring after several religious groups asked that a moment of silent prayer be observed at the hour in the cause of world peace.

(1917)

Since the new war tax was added to passenger fares on railways, it cost exactly a dollar for a ticket from Conway to Little Rock.

After several weeks’ delay awaiting material, work was begun on the new business building to be erected by F.U. Halter on the south side of East Oak Street, near Front Street.

 

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