75 years ago
With the placing of a five-ton native stone, taken from Cadron ridge three miles north of Conway, on the Hendrix College campus at the site of the grave of Capt. W. W. Martin, work on the memorial to the man who was chiefly instrumental in securing the establishment of Hendrix at Conway has been started, according to Dr. C. J. Greene, vice president of the college and chairman of the committee in charge of the project.
The natural boulder, which is yet to be placed unfinished on a concrete base and have a plate inscribed to the memory of Captain Martin attached to it, is symbolic of the rugged nature of the man to whom it will be dedicated, Dr. Green said.
Capt. Martin, characterized by Dr. Greene as "one of nature’s noblemen," in 1890 contributed $10,000 of his personal fortune to the fund for the removal of the college, Central Collegiate Institute, at Altus which became Hendrix at Conway. He was also active in raising the remainder of the $300,000 fund pledged by the city to the North Arkansas conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, as an endowment.
Members of the committee appointed by Dr. J. H. Reynolds, president of Hendrix, to complete the memorial include Miss vivian Hill, Dr. M. J. McHenry and Miss Mona Vittur, instructor in art, and Dr. Greene.
50 years ago
Mary Louise Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Powell of Conway, won first place in the piano contest of the Central District of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association at Arkansas State Teachers College Saturday.
Miss Powell is a sophomore at Conway High School. She will represent the Central District in the state contest, which will be held in connection with the ASMTA convention at Magnolia Nov. 4. She is a student of Wayne Griffith, instructor of music at ASTC.
25 years ago
Michael Aubrey Huddleston, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Huddleston of Conway, has enrolled as a freshman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Huddleston is a 1986 graduate of Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn., and is one of 684 freshmen at Wesleyan.
10 years ago
Curt Schichtl of the Knights of Columbus of Conway, Council 4143 presented Steve and Elicia York of Mayflower with a $50 savings bond in honor of the first baby born on Columbus Day in Conway Regional Medical Center. The baby, Lydia Nicole York, was born at 8:05 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long