December 3


Tim Trawick, a Conway High School physics teacher, earned the title of Arkansas Old-Time Fiddle Champion at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. He had taught private fiddle lessons for about 15 years.

Conway High School sophomores Preston Purifoy and Kenyon McNeaill were pictured as the dynamic duo, starting for the Wampus Cat varsity basketball team. The pair led the Cats in scoring in their first high school game.

Ida Burns Elementary students Emily Chalk, Jia Jong, Francisco Ku, Kanada Weight, Jordan Wicks and Jayla Woods were pictured helping decorate Christmas cards.


Senator Stanley Russ and Conway Regional’s Home Health Agency director, James Hall, were pictured visiting with Carlton Milam, a Home Health patient. Russ and Hall made visits to various homes of patients as part of Home Health Week.

Amber Keathley and Mark Ferguson were pictured practicing the cha-cha in preparation for the first and second grade Florence Mattison Elementary School holiday program, "Around the World at Christmas Time," at the Conway Public Schools auditorium.

Kristen Tyler, CJHS FBLA president, was elected secretary of the District V FBLA and won a grand door prize at the District V Fall FBLA conference.


The Miller Swim and Golf Club had its annual membership meeting in the health club. Jim Miller, club manager, said three new members were elected to the board of directors and the 1968 budget was presented.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Oliver purchased the B.S. Graddy home and two lots on Factory and Merriman from the Graddy estate. The couple owned the entire block bounded by Oak, Hamilton, Merriman and Factory since they bought the Uptown Motel last year.

Union Baptist Church, Walnut and Factory streets, celebrated its 34th anniversary. The Rev. Robert Crawford, Jr. was the pastor.


Governor Homer Atkins refused to approve a request by government contractors for employment of 36 Japanese on the Norfork dam project on the White River in north Arkansas. Under the agreement between the governor and federal officials, the Japanese were not allowed to work away from the relocation centers in southeast Arkansas without his approval.

The new ration books for 1943 would have red and blue coupons stamped A-1, A-2, etc. while others are stamped B-1, B-2, etc. The whole alphabet would be used. The numbers represented points and the letters stood for the period in which an item was bought.


The Ideal Theatre advertised "The Vicar of Wakefield." Admission was 15 and 25 cents.

Cole Harton left for Detroit to take a three-month course in the Detroit Mechanical School.

To the old-fashioned housewife who prided herself on her beautiful light and white cakes: "When the present supply of "fancy high patent" flour is exhausted, there would be no more until the end of the war. The new wheat flour will be somewhat dark and the bread possibly a little tough, but we will soon get used to it, and food sharps say it’s more healthful anyway."