Log Cabin Democrat Features: Yesterdays 3/15/98

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75 years ago


News of a tragedy early this morning at North Little Rock, in which Maurice Smith and William Powers were injured, it is feared fatally, and Sam Adkisson and Jack Wharton slightly injured was received here with profound sorrow. The accident involved a collision with a freight car. Parents of Smith and Powers left immediately for Little Rock and are at the bedside of the boys.

50 years ago


Citizens who were living in Faulkner County and who were living in the present territory of the county when it was established in 1873 were to be given certificates of honor by the Conway Chamber of Commerce on the county's 75th birthday in April. Possibly the most active and alert man of his age among them was 86-year-old F. D. Cantrell of Greenbrier, who had spent over 77 years in the county. Oldest of the "charter" citizens was Mrs. Josephine Tilley of Springhill who was 93. Others to be honored were John Edgar and Willis Tomlin Gray, F. L. Patrick, James E. Hoggard, Mrs. Hester Carter, Joe Hargis, Mrs. Laura Patrick Hardin, Alonzo A. Wilson, Mrs. Emma Faulk, Mrs. Mattie Acton, Dr. John Hugh Reynolds, Mrs. Mattie Allen Kuykendall, Miss Georgia A. Wilson, J. M. Milam and his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Rhea Milam, Mrs. Jessie L. Gwin, John Townsend and Charley H. Pate.

25 years ago


The Conway Chamber of Commerce made a quick move after the C of C's office at 905 Front St. was wrecked by flooding that collapsed the ceiling during the height of Conway's terrific rain. The new location was at 901 Parkway.

10 years ago


Julia Fraser was awarded the Marketing Education Teacher of the Year Award for 1988 by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Arkansas. Mrs. Fraser, a teacher at Sylvan Hills High School, and her husband, Bob, had three daughters and lived in Conway.

Miss Eloise Rhode, a retired English teacher in the Conway School District, died at her home. Survivors were three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Carpenter of McGehee, Mrs. Martha Jene Murphree of Greenville, Miss., and Mrs. Byrd Evelyn Shock of Conway.

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