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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 1, 1917

■ James McGlof­fin, a pri­vate in Com­pany H, First Ar­kan­sas In­fantry, of Marvell, drowned in the Ar­kan­sas river above Fort Roots shortly after 2 o’clock yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. The body had not been re­cov­ered late last night. McGlof­fin was bathing with about 50 sol­diers. The men had swum across the river from the Ar­genta side to the Lit­tle Rock side, and were swim­ming back when McGlof­fin sank when in mid­stream. He reap­peared only once.

50 YEARS AGO July 1, 1967

■ Gov. Winthrop Rock­e­feller’s choice as State Po­lice di­rec­tor, Lynn A. Davis, does not meet the le­gal re­quire­ments for the of­fice, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Joe Pur­cell said Fri­day night. Pur­cell in­ter­preted the res­i­dency re­quire­ment of the law to mean that the di­rec­tor would have to have an “ac­tual, phys­i­cal pres­ence” in the state for 10 years prior to his ap­point­ment. Pur­cell de­liv­ered the opin­ion to G. Thomas Eisele, an ad­viser to the gov­er­nor, at about 8 p.m. be­fore telling re­porters of his opin­ion.

25 YEARS AGO July 1, 1992

BEN­TON — Kid­nap­ping vic­tim Tyson Efird black­mailed and se­duced him, then re­fused to leave his house un­til the two had sex again, rape de­fen­dant Carl Lafayette Meny tes­ti­fied Tues­day. Efird, who tes­ti­fied ear­lier Tues­day against Meny, re­called the events dif­fer­ently: “He (Meny) put a pil­low over my face. I couldn’t get any air. I couldn’t breathe. And then he lifted it up and told me ‘About three more sec­onds and you’d be dead.’” Then Meny de­manded sex­ual fa­vors, Efird said. Meny, 36, of Hot Spring County faces three rape counts, plus charges of kid­nap­ping and at­tempted cap­i­tal mur­der in the Nov. 14, 1991, ab­duc­tion of Efird.

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