75 years ago
Governor-elect Carl Bailey has accepted an invitation to attend the annual homecoming celebration at the Arkansas State Teachers College Saturday, Nov. 7, as a guest of the college, Col. H. L. McAlister, president, announced today. Plans for the celebration include a talk by Mr. Bailey at the homecoming dinner.
Other friends of the college who have accepted invitations to attend include Liutenant-Governor and Mrs. Cazort Senator and Mrs. R. R. Thompson of Eureka Springs and others, Colonel McAlister said.
50 years ago
Bill Johnson, news director at KCON, and John Stevens, a barber at OK Barber Shop, told some Conway football players this week they would crawl down the street on their hands and knees if the Wampus Cats defeated Jonesboro.
At 10 o’clock this morning, Johnson and Stevens, clad in gym shorts, kept their promise.
They started under the stoplight at Greson’s corner and crawled down Oak Street to the next traffic light. Police held off traffic while the two fill-filled their promise.
The entire football squad was on hand to watch.
Conway beat Jonesboro, 19-16, by the way.
25 years ago
The University of Central Arkansas defeated Arkansas Tech 15-9, 15-10, 15-11 last night in a volleyball match at UCA.
The victory pushed the Sugar Bears’ overall record to 25-12. They are in third place in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference with an 8-4 mark.
The Sugar Bears close the regular season with matches tomorrow at Hendrix and Friday at Henderson State.
10 years ago
Bret Carroll of Conway correctly predicted 14 of 16 games to become the weekly winner in the Log Cabin’s Pigskin Picks contest.
There were 157 entries.