By FRANCISCA JONES
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
100 years ago (1916)
The total number of bales ginned in Faulkner County from the cotton crop of 1915 was 17,906, according to a bulletin just issued by the United States Census Bureau.
This is a reduction of 5,162 from the crop of 1914, which was 23,068 bales, and a reduction of 7,400 bales from the record crop of 25,306 bales produced in 1913.
The average total crop for the past seven years in this county is 19,882 bales. The smallest in that period of time was 14,360 bales from the crop of 1909.
75 years ago (1941)
Mrs. Paul Page Farris and Mrs. Guy A. Simmons hosted a luncheon at the Farris home on Mill Street honoring Mrs. Rodney Johnson and her guests, Mrs. Edna Young and Mrs. Susan Sturgeon of Marshall, Mo. Attending were Mrs. H.C. Brooke, Mrs. Matt L. Ellis, Mrs. George L. Bachelor, Mrs. L.F. Pollock, Mrs. S.G. Smith, Mrs. William M. Harton and Mrs. C.J. Greene.
Morton Hutto, coach at Batesville High School and a former Conway resident, was in Conway visiting friends.
A pre-orientation session was held at the Faulkner County Courthouse for prospective Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees.
Thomas Denham, educational adviser for the CCC camp at Damascus, discussed CCC life. Camp Damascus, he said, was a community in itself, with a store, newspaper, library, school, community dining room, recreation hall, physical education building, hospital and assembly room or church.
50 years ago (1966)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Price and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lamey were hosts for a buffet dinner at Conway Country Club honoring Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Whiddon of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Rem Thomson of Lubbock, Texas.
Total Communication Transmitters Inc. was granted a 25-year franchise to operate a cable television system in Conway. William J. Dean of Conway was president of TCT and City Attorney Robert W. Henry was secretary-treasurer. Under terms of the contract, TCT had four years ot begin construction of a facility and five years to get the system operating.
The Conway City Council balked at a proposal by Stewart K. Prosser, state Civil Defense director, to ask the Arkansas Highway Department to designate Donaghey Avenue south of Prince Street as a proposal in hopes that Donaghey Avenue extended, leading to the state CD headquarters, could be paved.
25 years ago (1991)
Several members of Company B 39th Support Battalion at the Arkansas Army National Guard in Conway recently received promotions. Promoted to specialist were Eugenia Bobo, Pamela M. Lybrand, Tony J. Mahan and Donald P. Porter. Also promoted were Kelly Miles to private first class and Tabitha L. Cutrell to private 2.
10 years ago (2006)
A Hendrix College student is among 50 college seniors from across the country who have been awarded fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to pursue a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.
Tori Sutherland, daughter of Sindy Webb of Hot Springs and Guy Sutherland III of Houston, Texas, is the only student from an Arkansas college to receive the fellowship.
As a Watson Fellow, she will receive $25,000 next year for travel and exploration. During her year abroad, Sutherland, will study women’s health care in four developing nations - El Salvador, India, Botswana and Senegal.