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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 16, 1917

■ “Lit­tle Puss” Farabee was ar­rested last night at Third and Louisiana streets by Pa­trol­men Martineau and Haynie on a charge of va­grancy. He was taken to po­lice head­quar­ters and locked up, but af­ter­wards was re­leased when a friend put up a cash bond of $50 for his ap­pear­ance in Mu­nic­i­pal Court this morn­ing. The po­lice have been given a list of a dozen or more Lit­tle Rock men who are said to have no em­ploy­ment, spend­ing a greater part of their time around pool halls.

50 YEARS AGO July 16, 1967

■ Four hun­dred pas­sen­gers on a Mis­souri Pa­cific Lines train were stranded at Lit­tle Rock early to­day as strikes were called against eight ma­jor rail­roads. The bulk of the coun­try’s cop­per pro­duc­tion was also shut off by a walk­out of 3700 union mem­bers. The pas­sen­gers ar­rived at Lit­tle Rock’s Union Sta­tion at 12:10 a.m. to­day aboard the Texas Ea­gle No. 1, south­bound from St. Louis to points in Texas. The train crew re­fused to con­tinue the run be­cause of a picket line set up by mem­bers of the ma­chin­ists union.

25 YEARS AGO July 16, 1992

FORT SMITH — Par­ents of an 11-year-old girl found slain two months ago in Ok­la­homa are com­plain­ing that au­thor­i­ties won’t tell them how or when their daugh­ter may have died. The body of Mandy Craig was found May 22 in a park in Chouteau, about 120 miles from her home in Fort Smith. Au­thor­i­ties said she dis­ap­peared May 20 walk­ing home from school. “I’ll never for­get her get­ting ready for school that day,” her mother, Frances Posey, said.

10 YEARS AGO July 16, 2007

■ State po­lice of­fi­cials con­tin­ued their in­ves­ti­ga­tion Sun­day into the ac­ci­dent on U. S. 425 that killed a 26-year- old state prison em­ployee and her four chil­dren Satur­day af­ter­noon. LaKe­tria Wells and her four chil­dren, whose ages ranged from 2 to 7, were headed south on the high­way in their Toy­ota Camry about 12:15 p.m. Roy Lee Jor­dan, 57, was driv­ing north in a trac­tor-trailer. About four miles south of Pine Bluff, Jor­dan’s rig crossed the cen­ter line into south­bound traf­fic, hit­ting Wells’ Camry and killing ev­ery­one in­side. Trooper Os­car Bullard Jr. re­sponded to the call from driv­ers who had wit­nessed the wreck, which oc­curred between Pine Bluff and Star City. He said the im­pact from the head-on col­li­sion left lit­tle of the car.

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