By JENNY OLIVER
special to the log cabin
75 years ago
Claud Nelson, son of Mrs. C.H. Nelson of Conway, who had been working in the student division of the national council of Y.M.C.A. in Atlanta, Ga., was appointed as southern secretary of the fellowship of reconciliation of New York City. A newsletter published in New York City said, "He is particularly fitted to represent the fellowship in the complicated problems of race-relationship and industrial conflicts in the south."
Advertisement: The Conway Theatre will present Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Treasure Island, staring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper and Lionel Barrymore. This film has been called an "outstanding film" by Parents Magazine.
50 years ago
Patsy Turner, Ginger Kellar and Joe Frank Phelps and Wayne Phillips returned from the Dixie Band Music Camp at Monticello.
The Faulkner County Red Cross chapter named Harold Eidson as chapter chairman. Others named to chapter posts were Robert D. Nabholz, Dr. J.S. Upton, Mrs. H.O. Weatherly, Mrs. W.C. Buthman, Mrs. Coy W. Gentry and Miss Claudia Kuykendall.
Kenneth J. Hiegel entered the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the San Diego, Calif., Naval Training Base. Young Hiegel graduated from the University of Notre Dame last spring.
25 years ago
The Conway Chapter of Business and Professional Women awarded a scholarship to Nolita Majors of Conway. Mrs. Majors graduated from West Side High School in Greers Ferry and had been working as a licensed practical nurse at Conway Memorial Hospital the past 3½ years. Conway’s B&PW awarded scholarships to Faulkner women who returned to school, who had a family and worked either full or part time. The scholarships were for $400 a semester.
Mrs. E.W. Packard returned home from a 10-day tour of the Canadian Rockies, including trips to Calgary, Alberta, Victoria and British Columbia.
10 years ago
Residents at Faulkner Nursing and Rehabilitation center held a hat day contest. Residents made and decorated ready-made hats and modeled them. Margaret Franz won the prettiest hat category prize. June Patterson and Ralph "Skinner" Pedano tied in the ugliest hat category. Caludia Totten, assisted by Valerie Peoples, had the winning entry in the funniest hat category.
Kelly Avaltroni successfully completed a three-week residential Academic Enrichment for the Gifted in Summer program, "Shakespeare Page to Stage," at Lyon College. Students rehearsed, performed, built sets, hung lights, made costumes and contributed to the design of the final production, a selection of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.