By ELIESHA WOLVERTON
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
100 years ago
Unanimous approval of the idea of erecting a county hospital at Conway was expressed yesterday at the regular monthly meeting of the Faulkner County Medical Society. It was pointed out that a county tax in excess of the present maximum of 5 mills could not legally be levied, but attorneys had advised the committee that it might be possible for the legislature to levy a state tax to apply only in this county for the purpose. Tentative plans for a 38-room building, three stories high and a basement were submitted for inspection by architects Thomas Harding and E. W. Jenkins of Little Rock. This building, they stated, could be erected at a cost of approximately $35,000.
75 years ago
McNutt’s funeral home, recently opened in the former Schwarz residence at the corner of Locust Avenue and Scott Street by Robert A. McNutt, will hold its formal opening Saturday and Sunday, Mr. McNutt announced today.
50 years ago
The Conway Wampus Cats are like the man in the Hawaiian punch commercial: they did it again. Russellville’s Crimson Cyclones were the victims this time, 20-0, before a disappointingly small crowd Friday night at the Hendrix College Stadium. The triumph made the Wampus Cats 3-0 in Region 3AA (counting the Sylvan Hills forfeit) and not even the wildest dreamer foretold they would be leading the league at this stage of the season.
**On this date the Log Cabin did not print a Sunday paper. This is dated 9/24/1966.
25 years ago
Youth livestock exhibitors at the Faulkner County Fair will have the opportunity to earn a few extra dollars Saturday morning at the junior livestock premium sale. Jim Baker, a member of the sale committee organizing the event, said the top six finishers among the steers, hogs and lambs will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. in the beef building at YBMA Fairgrounds. Although the sale is handles as an actual auction with individuals or business bidding for the animals, "Very rarely do we take the animals," Baker said. The sale price is usually "passed directly to the kids" as an extra premium.
10 years ago
Conway had its own version of the TV show "While You Were Out" on Sunday, at the unveiling of a house that had been lovingly decorated by friends hoping to give for young children and their dad a nice, new sanctuary. The Castle children- Hunter,13; Hope,9; Harrison, 6; and Hallie, who turned 4 on Sunday- got their first glimpse of the house on West field Drive that had been completely redecorated by friends in memory of their later mother, Emily Fleming Castle.