Through the Cabin Window – February, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, 1917

♦  High praise for the manner in which the Arkansas State Normal School is being administered and a strong recommendation for additional teaching force and a new administration building commensurate with the needs of the institution were contained in the report submitted today from the joint Senate and House visiting committee, which inspected the school. The report stated the present enrollment of the school is 389 and all instruction rooms as well as the library and auditorium are badly overcrowded.

75 YEARS AGO, 1942

♦  Cooperating with the food-for-victory farm campaign, so that boys and girls will be released earlier in the spring to work at home, four rural schools in Faulkner county, Guy, Vilonia, Mt. Vernon and Solomon Grove, have adopted a six-day week and are holding sessions on Saturdays, J. D. Bollen, county school supervisor, said today. “It is likely that other schools will follow this example in order to shorten the term,” Mr. Bollen said.

50YEARS AGO, 1967

♦  Circuit Judge Russell C. Roberts said today he had named three commissioners to select petit jurors to serve the Faulkner Circuit Court for the adjourned term of the December (1966) session. Roberts appointed William D. Ketcheside, Robert D. Nabholz and Alton Bryant. Roberts said ordinarily the appointments would have been made in late October, but there was a vacancy on the bench following Judge Wiley E. Beans’ death.

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