Through the Cabin Window – December, 2016

100 YEARS AGO, 1916

♦  Santa Claus will be here next Saturday! A large Christmas tree will be placed in the public square, prettily decorated with all kinds of Christmas embellishments. A huge star, illuminated with incandescent lights, will adorn the top of the tree. Many smaller lights will be placed on the tree. Seven hundred bags of candy and 700 oranges will dangle from the many branches. Every one of the 700 boys and girls in Conway under 10 years of age will receive one of each.

75 YEARS AGO, 1941

♦  The Faulkner quorum court will meet at the courthouse Monday to make the annual levy of taxes on this year’s assessments, to be collected next year. County Judge J. I. Summers will preside. The court, which is composed of all justices of the peace in the county, will meet in January to make the annual appropriations.

50 YEARS AGO, 1966

♦  Santa Claus didn’t come down a chimney Thursday at the Arkansas Children’s Colony; he came out of the sky. Scott Hamilton, a 24-year old Hendrix College senior, and two other parachutists dropped 7,200 feet from a plane circling the Colony grounds shortly before 5 p.m. Residents of the institution were awed.