100 years ago (1916)
Halter & McCulloch completed construction of paving in district No. 4 of Conway.
The Log Cabin Democrat placed an order for a second linotype machine. There was at the time no other two-machine plant in the state in a city of less than 20,000.
A rumor that the Arkansas national guard was ordered mobilized for service in Mexico was denied at state military headquarters.
Forty lumber mills on the White and Black rivers resumed operations as a result of an interstate commerce commission order requiring railroads to accept steamboat shipments of lumber.
A son was born March 16, 1916, to Dr. and Mrs. Otto Whittington at their home on Locust avenue.
Marriage licenses: D.A. Posey, Holland, Lillie Bowlin, Conway; William R. Moody and Alice C. Edmonson, Mayflower.
75 years ago (1941)
A fire of undetermined origin aboard the German Lloyd liner Bremen was descrived in a late afternoon press conference today as "big" and "still continuing." Authorities declined to give further details. After the first announcement of the fire by DNB. German news agency in Berlin, the agency later substituted a Bremen lateline for the story. The indication was that the ship was at Bremen. The British Broadcasting Corporation, as heard by CBS in New York, commented, "It will be recalled that the RAF last Thursday night carried out a particularly heavy raid on the German docks and shipyards as Hamburg and Bremen." The 46,964-ton liner repeated had been reported damanged or sunk since her dramatic dash across the Atlantic from New York to Murmansk, northern Russian port, in the first days of the war.
50 years ago (1966)
Central Baptist College broke ground for a new building on the southeast corner of the campus that would house a gymnasium and science department. The building was expected to cost about $140,000.
Kenneth W. Parker, formerly of Conway, was named public relations director of Murphy Oil Corp. in El Dorado. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey Parker of Conway.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spaulding of 320 Center St. in Conway were offering a reward for the arrest of the person or persons responsible for damaging their automobile. Vandals slashed the vinyl roof fo the far, a Mercury Parklane. The Spauldings had purchased the new car two days earlier.
25 years ago (1991)
Theodis G. Manley retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 36 years of service. He was last assigned to the Memphis area as field director in operations support.
Lea Ann Schroeder and Stephanie Smith joined the Log Cabin Democrat staff as part-time advisors.