By FRANCISCA JONES
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
100 years ago (1916)
Dr. Stonewall Anderson of Nashville, Tenn., former president, accepted an invitation to deliver the baccalaureate address for Hendrix College. The senior class was one of the largest on record, including 16 boys and three girls.
In Conway county Eugene Rhoden was renominated for county judge over five opponents, while his brother, Vincent, defeated four other candidates for tax assessor.
75 years ago (1941)
In Lima, Peru, Peruvian planes, scouting the Pacific for the German merchantmen Muenchen and Hermonthis, which fled Callao last night, were reliably reported to have found the ships today 110 miles off shore. What action the Peruvian government planned was not known.
Dean Clements, who for several years was associated with the Clements and Fugatt service station in Conway, has become manager of the Cities Service station, Front and Deer streets. Mr. Clements has had more than six years of experience in the service station business. he is equipped to give complete automobile service at the Cities Service station. Special equipment has been installed for washing, greasing and polishing automobiles. He will be assisted by N.F. Clements.
German and Italy have demanded that the United States release axis ships taken into protective custody during the week end and also members of the crews, it was learned reliably today. The demands to the United States were made in notes of protest lodged with the state department by the axis embassies late yesterday. The state department and the embassies alike declined to make public the contents of the notes.
25 years ago (1991)
The Conway Wampus Cats defeated Little Rock Hall, 16-0. Wampus Cat sophomores Chad Fulmer and Trey Tyler combined for a no-hitter over five innings and Conway pounded 12 hits on the way to the victory. Fulmer pitched four innings and Tyler wrapped it up. The two combined for nine strikeouts and two walks. Bart McMillen had two triples and a double for Conway.
10 years ago (2006)
A small yellow house on Faulkner Street that holds a large amount of historical significance will soon hold a portion of the county assessor’s office. Deb Prince, owner of the Conway home, said former Arkansas Governor George Washington Donaghey built this house in 1908 and it has been a wonderful addition to Old Conway ever since. "What we want to do is put a plaque on the house and get it in the National Historic Registry so that everyone who comes in and out of there will learn a little bit about the house and a little bit about Arkansas history," Prince said. "It’ll kind of belong to people of Faulkner County as well." The partnership with the county is a great way to bring people to this soon-to-be landmark, she added. This house is part of a package deal Prince bought last August, which included this house, a duplex and another house, which she thinks might date back before 1908. "We actually found a birthday card in the other house that was dated 1906," Prince said. She added she is working on restoring that house as well, and said both the county and city have expressed interest in leasing it. Faulkner County Assessor Jeff Stephens said the real estate portion of the assessor’s office will soon occupy every room of this three-bedroom house. Ten employees will move in about two weeks, he added.