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100 YEARS AGO Aug. 3, 1917

■ Neal Smith, eight-yearold son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Smith, 2504 Arch street, suf­fered a badly crushed right foot and the loss of two toes at Twenty-sixth and Arch streets about 7 o’clock last night. His foot was caught in a chain near the rear wheel of a mo­tor truck on which he was steal­ing a ride. The truck was driven by John Way­man, ne­gro, of the John B. Bond Com­pany, whole­sale drug­gists, who was tak­ing it to the garage in the rear of the res­i­dence of John B. Bond Jr., 2600 Arch Street.

50 YEARS AGO Aug. 3, 1967

■ Gov­er­nor Rock­e­feller Wed­nes­day named the 34 mem­bers of the Gov­er­nor’s Com­mit­tee on Em­ploy­ment of the Hand­i­capped. Named Chair­man was John R. Pow­ers Jr. of Rogers, vice pres­i­dent of the Daisy Hed­don Di­vi­sion of the Vic­tor Comp­tome­ter Cor­po­ra­tion. Pow­ers is a for­mer direc­tor of de­vel­op­ment for the Na­tional So­ci­ety of Crip­pled Chil­dren and Adults. Mrs. W. S. Fox of Pine Bluff was ap­pointed vice chair­man and Mrs. Mary Jess Lank­ford of Lit­tle Rock, an em­ploye of the Em­ploy­ment Se­cu­rity Di­vi­sion, was named ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary.

25 YEARS AGO Aug. 3, 1992

■ TILLAR — On Sun­day, Mary Thomp­son cel­e­brated 110 years of liv­ing. Friends came from as far away as Detroit to her home in Tillar (Drew County) to wish her a happy birthday. Among the many gifts she re­ceived, there were two of her fa­vorites — cash and house­coats. Thomp­son’s birthday din­ner con­sisted of bar­be­cued chicken, greens, and cof­fee — and her birthday cake that she made her­self from a yel­low store-bought mix, she said. “I’m gonna be around a lot more years, too,” she said. “I might be hop­pin’ around on this thing, but I’m gonna be around,” she said, pick­ing her walker up and slam­ming it down for em­pha­sis.

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 3, 2007

■ Au­thor­i­ties will ex­hume the body of Janie Ward of Mar­shall to­day and per­form a third au­topsy and other tests in an ef­fort to de­ter­mine how she died nearly 18 years ago. The body will be taken to Lit­tle Rock, where it will un­dergo a com­put­er­ized to­mog­ra­phy scan and an au­topsy per­formed by two out-of-state ex­perts, in­clud­ing one trained in foren­sic an­thro­pol­ogy, said Tim Wil­liamson of Mena, the special pros­e­cu­tor ap­pointed to in­ves­ti­gate Ward’s death. A com­put­er­ized to­mog­ra­phy scan con­sists of X-ray pic­tures of the in­side of the body from dif­fer­ent an­gles taken by a com­puter con­nected to an X-ray ma­chine.

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