September 1


Conway Fire Department used the Grove Gymnasium at Hendrix College for some last-minute training in forcible gained entry, cutting ventilation holes and mayday exercises. The building was scheduled for demolition.

Carl Stuart Middle School students were told they would have to give up their last 15 minutes of lunch four days a week if they were not enrolled in health, physical education or athletics. The school created this 15-minute physical education period to comply with House Bill 1039, passed in the 2007, which required sixty minutes of physical education training and instruction each calendar week for students in grades 5-8.


About 300 local residents turned out in downtown to see the Union Pacific Challenger, billed as the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, as it rolled into Conway. The locomotive, pulling 18 passenger cars, left about 15 minutes later.

Wal-Mart Stores said it might not move the recycling bins to the new Supercenter because it anticipates a large increase in traffic and had endured too many abuses of the bins.

First United Methodist Church was selected to be considered by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s state review for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.


Pictured on the front page were Wampus Cat Cheerleaders Laura Burford, Nancy Conner, Judy Reynolds, Paula Hall, Betty Ethridge, Carole Wood, Pat Havens, Barbara Baker, Nina McNutt and Dinah Ludwick.

Six members of the Raymond Bright family escaped serious injury in an automobile accident six miles south of Arkadelphia near the Hollywood community. As they caravanned back home after attending a family funeral in Nashville, several deer in the road caused the first car to brake and the second car slammed into it. Brooks had a head injury and both vehicles were heavily damaged.


Two maps of Europe appeared on the front page compared the growth of the Axis Empire since the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. Axis powers controlled most of Europe.

Frank Vinsonhaler, 78, "father" of the UA medical school, died. After 30 years in private practice, he had become dean of the medical school in 1927 and devoted his full time to it until he retired in 1939.

Conway’s first bale of cotton was ginned and sold. It was grown by S.S. Shaw on the Sam Wilcox place and was ginned at Enderlin & Seiter Gin at Cadron Gap.


From the Mt. Vernon column: "About 8 a.m. last Wednesday, a mad dog came into town from the south, biting a yearling of E.B. Atkisson, a fine cow of Dr. T.C. Watson, a hog of H.J. Sanders, then going up North Street and biting several dogs and a hog or two before it could be caught up with and killed. Quite a little stir was seen among the people during the raid."