special to the log cabin

75 years ago  


Shirley Durham, Billy Dunaway, Hall King, Robert Allison and Royce Lee Smith were attending the Peach Festival at Forrest City.

The Faulkner County jail was empty today. O.L. Clanton, deputy sheriff and jailer, said "we are ready for tomorrow night." Meaning, of course, law enforcement officers would not stand for over-imbibing by local citizens of election night. "We had enough of that two years ago," Clanton said. So with plenty of room, quite a few "drunks" could be accommodated if necessary. Today was the second time this year the jail had been empty. 


50 years ago 


Thomas N. Selby, a linotype operator at Conway Printing Co., and a candidate for the title of Conway’s most ardent fisherman, caught a 7 ½-pound bass at Lake Conway while trolling a Pfleuger Zam on a fly rod. Shelby also landed a 4 ½-pounder trolling a Hawaiian Wriggler. He was fishing out of Lawrence Landing. 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lawson and Noel Lawson and Miss Vivian Lawson visited Dr. Wilbur Lawson and family in Shattuck, Okla. last week. 

25 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. John M. Good and Mr. and Mrs. Tobie J. Adams returned from a vacation through thirteen states and two provinces. In Corvallis, Ore., they visited Mrs. Good’s mother. 

Mrs. Hildur Ledbetter was honored at a party at Zinzendorf’s restaurant on her 90th birthday. Mrs. Ledbetter, a World War I Red Cross Army nurse, moved to Conway in 1919. Her parents came to this country from Sweden. Her birthday cake was decorated with Swedish flags and was served to family and friends by her daughter, Emily Montgomery and daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Ledbetter. 

10 years ago 


Checola Seals, the most decorated women’s basketball player in University of Central Arkansas history, returned as assistant women’s basketball coach. Coach Ron Marvel said Seals had been one of the best things to ever happen to the program at UCA. He hoped she would help the program a second time. Seals had coached at Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, for two years.

The Sanitation Committee would propose limits on yard waste at the Conway City Council meeting, according to committee chairman, Allen Lipsmeyer. A 10-bag and four-bundle limit on yard waste would be proposed for the council vote, with the bundles being a size that could be handled by one man. "About four or five feet long," Lipsmeyer said.