A fall radish measuring nine inches in length and eight and one-half inches in circumference, grown in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Coxsey and sent to a member of the Log Cabin Democrat staff, is a giant specimen. The roots are quite small and notwithstanding its huge size the radish is crisp and sweet. It is of the white variety.

James N. Carmichael of Conway, has been promoted to airman first class in the U.S. Air Force.

Carmichael, son of Mrs. W.B. Thomas of Conway, is assigned to the 965th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron here as a radar operator.

The airman is married to the former Lynette F. Wilson of North Little Rock.

Julie Gillespie Adkisson of Faulkner County has been elected to a four-year term on the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

A 1975 graduate of Vanderbilt, Mrs. Adkisson is treasurer of the Arkansas Vanderbilt Alumni Club, a past president of the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., Vanderbilt alumni clubs and a former member of the association’s committee on clubs.

Mrs. Adkisson and her husband, William, a 1971 Vanderbilt graduate, have two sons.

Central Baptist College women’s coach Tommy McMillan discussed his team’s upcoming season while players Melissa Edmison, Jordan DePriest and Terrie Dockery listened. The Lady Mustangs open their season on Saturday at home against Freewill Baptist University. The men open their season on Friday in Jackson, Tenn. They play Union University on Friday and Lambuth University on Saturday.