Through the Cabin Window – March, 2016

75 YEARS AGO, March 26, 1941

♦  County Judge J.I. Summers had found the solution to people making long-distance telephone calls not pertaining to county business on county telephones. He had a pay telephone installed in the Faulkner County Courthouse and mandated that all long-distance calls must be made on that phone.

♦  Conway officials learned that the Works Progress Administration in Little Rock had approved the city’s application for a $229,749 grant for the municipal airport and had forwarded the application to Washington. The project called for construction of an assembly hall, mess hall, two hangars and various field improvements.

75 YEARS AGO, March 25, 1941

♦  Wayne Tilmon, administrative assistant in the county agent’s office, said the 27,556 bales of cotton ginned in Faulkner County in 1940 was by far the highest production per acre in the county’s history. The all-time record was 39,864 bales in 1931, but that was on 76,710 acres, compared with 44,000 acres in 1940.

♦  Arkansans were being urged to turn in their old aluminum automobile license plates for shipment to Great Britain for the manufacture of war materials.

75 YEARS AGO, March 12, 1941

♦  The “weekly wash” of the G.A. Covington family, who resided on Railroad Avenue, was destroyed by fire when flames from a wash pot fire started a grass fire. The burning grass set the clothing on fire. Even the clothes pins were burned. The family was not at home when the fire occurred.

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