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.