August 12


McKenna Carter and Trevor Torres were pictured racing toward the finish line on Bruce

Street after completing the Conway Kids Triathlon at UCA.

The Denim and Diamonds racing team competed in the state finals of the Arkansas

Chuckwagon Racing Association at Stone Hill Ranch in Mayflower.

Conway Community Arts announced the cast for "Greater Tuna." Len Schlientz and A.J.

Spiridigliozzi would be featured in the production directed by Dr. Dan Skelton, former director

of theatre at Southern Arkansas University and veteran CCAA director.

There were rumors of a new restaurant to be housed in the old Steel Chevrolet building

on Main Street.


The Advanced Placement physics class at Conway High would be offered at Hendrix

College. Hendrix received a grant for a program to involve high school teachers in research

projects with the college faculty so the two schools got together.

Jerry Whitmore was hired as assistant principal at Carl Stuart Middle School. He replaced

Bobby Hill who had been named principal of the school.

The Conway City Council got a good preview of what Hal Crafton intended to do with

the seven acres at the corner of Country Club Road and Tyler Street.


Clinton Wingfield was named assistant superintendent of the Arkansas Children’s Colony

Arkadelphia unit which was under construction.

All four of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Woodham’s children were at Memorial Hospital for

tonsillectomies. They were Teresa Ann, 4; Kenneth Wayne, 9; Phyllis Sue 8; and Charles, 6.

Patricia Donovan, 10-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis T. Donovan, suffered a

fractured left arm when she fell from a see-saw.

Dale Kent, CHS assistant football coach, was named head coach and athletic director at

Ozark. Another former Conway coach, Lee Yarborough, was going to Ozark as superintendent.


Dr. H.B. Hardy defeated Senator Steve Combs in the Democratic primary for the 12 th

Senatorial district composed of Faulkner, Conway and Perry counties.

R.W. Robins had a 2,400-vote lead over Robert A. Leflar, UA law professor for the

supreme court position currently held by retiring justice T.H. Humphreys.

F.H. Harrin, who was scheduled to retire from ASTC after a quarter-century of service in

the education department, entered service with the U.S. Army as a psychologist at the induction

center in Little Rock. He would give psychological tests to inductees in order to facilitate their

assignments to various duties in the army.


A.J. Matthews of Houston, Mississippi, was appointed manager of the Conway Compress

Company to succeed W.J. Murrell, who had been promoted to the position of manager of the

Little Rock Compress Company, which is owned by some of the same interests as the Conway

compress. Mr. Murrell’s family would probably move to Little Rock in the near future.

Two groups of the local Red Cross society had done the work assigned to them this week.

They represented the Auxiliary to the Commercial Club and were under the leadership of

Mesdames Frank E. Robins and W.J. Murrell. They had completed nine and seven garments,

respectively, and had a great deal of work laid out for their next meeting. The interest in the work

was growing.