75 years ago
The first Bankhead-Jones farm ownership loan made in Arkansas enabled Eph R. Palmer, Faulkner County share tenant, to move from the tenant house into the modern six-room bungalow on a 120-acre farm purchased through the farm security administration. The family includes Palmer, his wife and their four children, Dibrell, 14, Kenneth, 7, Helen Lois, 18 months old, and Earl 17.
50 years ago
Richard M. Perdue of Dallas, Texas, press communications manager of Texas Instruments, was a waiter at old Tabor Hall while attending Hendrix College 20 years ago. Perdue returned to the campus Friday for Alumni Day and he headed for Hulen Hall (dining hall) to search for an old aluminum tray with which he formerly served students. With the aid of Nedith J. Nooner of the Hendrix dining staff he had no trouble. Perdue’s name was carved in the tray years ago. Because he cherished the tray Perdue made a $50 contribution to the college and walked out with it. Perdue, whose home was in Louann, Ark., while he attended Hendrix, was accompanied to Conway by his wife. He was editor of the Hendrix Profile in his senior year.
25 years ago
Two cadets from Conway attending Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., received honors at the academy’s recent spring sports banquet.
Craig Guffey, son of Dr. and Mrs. Loren Guffey, received the Elmer Bohm Medal for the graduating athlete who has the highest scholastic average. He also received a battalion track medal and a M-Club Medal for lettering in three varsity sports. Guffey was also named to the state military school all-star track team.
William David McConnell, son of Bill and Judy McConnell, receive the most enthusiastic award for his participation on the volleyball team.
10 years ago
Terry Love, president of the Conway Cancer Foundation Board, and Elizabeth Farmer, Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need staff, accepted a check for $9,500 from the Toad Suck run to go toward their respective agencies from Debbie King, of Regions Bank, Cliff Henry, with Kiwanis, and Tom Fowler, Regions Bank CEO. The money will be split in half and given to the foundation and HAVEN.