75 years ago
Miss Harriett Harton of Conway and her eight maids who are the royalty for the eighth annual homecoming celebration at Hendrix College Thanksgiving Day. The queen-elect, honored by selection by the football team, is one of a long line of Hartons to attend the Methodist school. Her grandfather, the late D. O. Harton, well-known local merchant, was a benefactor of the college.
Miss Harton, a senior, will be crowned by Dr. C. J. Greene, vice president of the college, in a traditional ceremony at high noon as one of the features of the celebration program which will be climaxed by the nineteenth annual battle between the Hendrix Warriors and this year’s undefeated Arkansas State Teachers College Bears.
The maids have been chosen two from each of the four college classes as follows: Seniors, Carolyn Elrod, Little Rock and Marilyn Ward, Hope; juniors, Betty Howe, Fort Smith and Mildred Neal, Little Rock; sophomores, Mary Prewitt, Tillar and Letitia Neal, Conway; freshmen, Martha Brown, Malvern and Rebecca Barber, Little Rock. Miss Neal is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Neal.
50 years ago
Deer hunters will almost go to extremes to make a kill. Major Lewis of Conway did.
Lewis was hunting on the Truell Starr ranch near the Arkansas River at Palarm last week.
He shot a seven-point, 175-pounder as it walked along the bank and the deer leaped into the river. The deer climbed out to the bank and Lewis shot it again.
This time the deer pitched over and toppled into the river dead. The current carried the deer downstream and Lewis raced along the bank, hoping the animal would drift against the bank.
It didn’t, so Lewis peeled off his clothes and dived in. He swam out about 60 feet, grabbed the deer by the horns and towed his prize to shore.
25 years ago
Ensign Scott P. Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gregory of Enola, recently was designated a naval aviator.
Gregory received the Navy’s "wings of gold" at a special ceremony at the end of an eight-week flight training course.
Gregory is a 1975 graduate of Enola High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. He joined the Navy in June 1985.
10 years ago
State Rep. Marvin Parks spoke to the faculty and staff at Conway Christian School during Teacher Inservice Nov. 19. His message, "Never underestimate your role as teachers," encouraged teachers in the unique role they have as educators and the impact they make in the lives of their students.