100 YEARS AGO, July, 1917
♦ The committee for distributing the khaki bound testaments to the Faulkner County boys going to war had great difficulty in locating all the boys. They asked that all names and addresses of boys going into service be given to a member of the committee. The committee members included Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, June, 1917
♦ At a recent regular meeting of the Eastern Star, the following officers were elected: Mrs. J.S. Westerfield, worthy matron; Mrs. J.H. Hartje, secretary; W.H. Duncan, treasurer; Mrs. J.R. Donnell, conductor; Mrs. Annie Schroeder, assistant conductor.
♦ Gubernatorial thirst for soda pop nearly caused Dr. C.H. Brough to miss his train here Tuesday night and, in fact, did rob him of his breath for the time being. Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, May, 1917
♦ Conway School Board hired three teachers to replace three who were leaving at the end of the school year. Mrs. W.E. Moore of Little Rock, Miss Effie Harrison of Plumerville and Miss Myrtle Lewellyn of Conway were hired to teach in the Conway district for the next school year. Mrs. Moore previously taught in Iowa while Miss Harrison Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, April 9, 1917
♦ Dr. C.E. Benafield of Charleston, Franklin County, has rented a residence from George W. Clark on Locust Avenue and will move with his family to Conway next week.
Fourteen poll taxes were issued to Faulkner County women, making a total of 23 who will be eligible to vote Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, March 6, 1917
♦ Concurring in the Senate amendment, the House finally passed the Riggs bill, granting women equal suffrage in all primary elections held in Arkansas. The measure lacked only the governor’s signature to become a law, and friends of the bill declared that it would undoubtedly meet with executive approval, as it was recommended in the governor’s message. Continue reading