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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 11, 1917

■ Com­par­a­tively few peo­ple in Arkansas re­al­ize that in our own state there is a girls’ school which at­tracts each year stu­dents from 15 to 20 dif­fer­ent states. This in­sti­tu­tion is Cres­cent and Con­ser­va­tory in Eureka Springs. Cres­cent was the first school to an­nounce it­self a Ju­nior Col­lege. It is the only girls’ school known which frankly ad­mits the nat­u­ral am­bi­tion of girls is to be­come wives and moth­ers, and has in­tro­duced a de­part­ment of Child Wel­fare, teach­ing the es­sen­tials which ev­ery young woman should know.

50 YEARS AGO July 11, 1967

■ At the 1928 Novem­ber elec­tion the peo­ple of Arkansas voted a ma­jor­ity for a law to pro­hibit the teach­ing of the the­ory of evo­lu­tion in the state’s public schools. From time the law was on the books it was ig­nored. And then sud­denly — in Jan­uary 1966 — Mrs. Susan Ep­per­son, Cen­tral High School bi­ol­ogy teacher, filed suit in the courts ask­ing that the for­got­ten law be de­clared un­con­sti­tu­tional.

25 YEARS AGO July 11, 1992

■ About 50 large gold­fish were found dead Fri­day in a pond at MacArthur Park, south of the Arkansas Art Cen­ter. Jim Sick, parks main­te­nance and de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor, said a pipe that de­liv­ers fresh wa­ter into the pond from the park foun­tain be­came clogged. He said the in­tense heat of the past few days then caused the tem­per­a­ture of the wa­ter in the pond to “sky­rocket.” “Once the wa­ter heated up the fish started dy­ing,” Sick spec­u­lated.

10 YEARS AGO July 11, 2007

■ CONWAY — Mo­bile ice cream ven­dors ac­cus­tomed to ask­ing ex­cited chil­dren what fla­vors of frozen treats they want will soon be re­quired to an­swer a few ques­tions them­selves, such as whether they are prop­erly in­sured and if they have any crim­i­nal con­vic­tions in their back­ground. With lit­tle dis­cus­sion, the Conway City Coun­cil voted 8-0 Tuesday night to ap­prove an or­di­nance re­quir­ing mo­bile ice-cream ven­dors to ob­tain city per­mits. Al­der­man David Grimes, the fa­ther of three young chil­dren, has stated con­cerns about the pos­si­bil­ity of a child be­ing kid­napped by some­one in a mov­ing ve­hi­cle.

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