Compiled by Patsy Young
121 years ago: 1895
An opportunity to get a large stave factory has this week been presented to Nashville. Mr. Kennedy, proprietor of one of the largest stave factories in the state located at Wynn, has been here looking over the ground with a view of putting a factory here with a pay roll of about $500 per week.
The ladies of the Cumberland Presbyterian church are to have a “Hit and Miss” sociable tonight at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Weaver’s. All invited. Do not miss the fun. Something new in refreshments. Admission 25 cents.
(Adv.) Scrip for sale: Howard County scrip at 90 cents. Sevier County scrip at 50 cents. Apply to Howard County Bank
104 years ago: 1912
An official investigation is being made by the American Congress into the cause of the great Titanic steamship disaster, in which over 1500 people lost their lives. The evidence so far adduced indicates that the accident was the result of criminal negligence and an utter disregard of the frequent warnings given by other vessels of the presence of icebergs.
Major Archibald Butt, military aide to President Taft, who was among the people drowned when the Titanic went to the bottom of the Atlantic, was a cousin to Lawyer J. S. Butt of Nashville.
John F. Reese of this city had three five-dollar bills chewed up by a cow this week, but he recovered a portion of each bill, and has sent them to Washington in the hope of having them reissued.
60 years ago: 1956
At the first annual youth jamboree sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Green Association at the Majestic Lodge in Hot Springs on April 7, the Dierks 4-H Club won third place in the “Keep Arkansas Green Contest” program during the past year. The Dierks Club received a $15.00 cash award and 4-H Motto and Pledge banners. The club also received prizes for having the largest number in attendance, 53.
Jawonda Holden, club president, gave a summary of the clubs activities in regard to the “Keep Green” program. Kathy Frith gave a reading, “The New Piano”, during the talent program. The group was accompanied by their leader, Mrs. E. C. Bolland.
(Adv.) Elberta Theatre, your most economical entertainment, Friday and Saturday. The Bowery Boys in “Dig That Uranium” and “The Cast of the Red Monkey”.
46 years ago: 1970
A free pig will be given away by Western Auto store here, in connection with a special freezer sale, announces owner, Bernie Kreul.
Elizabeth Frachiseur, electric living consultant for Southwestern Electric Power Company will demonstrate and tell the story of Wizard freezers over three day, April 23, 24, 25. The winner of the pig will be announced at 6 p.m. on April 25th, Mr. Kreul said.