December 1


St. Joseph National Honor Society eighth graders were pictured sorting through handmade blankets to be delivered to the Pine Street Clinic as part of their Christmas service project.

Radio personality John Lee of K106.3 was pictured with Vilonia Kindergartener Nadia Bradshaw. He was teaching the kindergarten classes in observance of Epilepsy Awareness Day.

Ricky Pearce was pictured with a 10-point buck he killed in November. The antlers had a 21-inch inside spread.

Faulkner County Retired Teachers took a trip to Mount Magazine State Park in November, enjoying a buffet at the Skycrest Restaurant within the new lodge there.


The Frauenthal and Schwarz Building at 824 Front Street, occupied by American Management, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The two-story brick structure was built in 1879 and included the first plate glass window in Conway. It was remodeled in 1915 and again in 1925. The aluminum siding attached over the entire upper façade in the 1960s was removed in 1989.

American Management was in the process of moving into the Frauenthal and Schwarz building and the adjoining Simon’s Grocery property. Bob Kordsmeier previously owned the Frauenthal and Schwarz Building while Dr. J.J. Magie owned the Simon property.


Dr. Sam V. Daniel, Dr. C.A. Archer, Jr., Dr. Edwin L. Dunaway, Dr. Robert A. Benafield and Dr. Fred Gordy attended the officers’ conference for the Arkansas Medical Society. Governor Rockefeller and members of the state’s congressional delegation talked about legislation regarding health issues, particularly Medicare.

Conway Corporation crewmen Jim West and Karl Ford were pictured installing new Christmas street decorations throughout the business district. The new decorations were purchased from Little Rock for $3,500. The Retail Merchants Committee of Conway engaged in a fundraising campaign to pay for them.


With a record of the greatest relative improvement in the nation in quality dairy products sold to creameries, Faulkner County farmers were finding that more sanitary handling methods were both patriotic and profitable. Information had been received from Swift & Company national headquarters, largest dairy processing concern in the country, that greater progress had been made in lowering the mold mycelia count in butter produced in Conway than any of the country’s creameries in the nation. The quality of the milk that went into the manufacture of cheese had also greatly improved so the highest quality cheese could be produced locally.


Desiring to show their appreciation to the football team of Hendrix College for the victory over the Reddies, 14-0, the faculty of Hendrix entertained the football squad with a reception at the home of President and Mrs. J.H. Reynolds. Between 50 and 60 guests were present and enjoyable games were played. Although it was customary for the members of the team to be fed the desired sweets they had not been allowed to touch while they were training, the guests were in accord with Herbert Hoover, head of the government’s Food Administration, and therefore only apples were served as refreshments.