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by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 4, 2010 at 2:44 a.m.

— 100 YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1910

The first guns of the movement to abolish whiskey from Little Rock under the three-mile law was fired last night at a mass meeting at the First Christian church when the reports of committees were heard and rousing speeches on the subject were made by backers of the movement. The report shows that they are already at work taking a census of the city with a petition that they are asking all eligible citizens to sign.

50 YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1960

The executive director of the Protestants and other Americans United for Separation of Church and State told a “religious liberty” audience of about 700 in Robinson Auditorium last night that there is “not much choice between (Roman Catholic) clericalism and communism” when it comes to religious freedom. Dr. Glenn L. Archer, lawyer and Methodist minister charged that the “Roman clerical tyranny operates mainly in the area of education, censorship and politics.”

25 YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1985

A Georgia-Pacific Corp. official announced Thursday the company had negotiated a tentative four-point agreement with Local 369 of the United Paperworkers International Union that could end the 11-week-old strike. Joe Harper, general manager of the company’s Crossett paper mill, announced the agreement at 8 p.m., following 10 hours of negotiations with a federal mediator. Harper said union members have until 8 p.m. today to ratify the agreement.

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 2000

Advocates for making Roland a city say they still hope the Pulaski County judge will decide to incorporate their community despite 141 residents who announced opposition to the plan Monday. “I feel it’s best for Roland. They’re entitled to their opinion. I’m just one of the ones who holds a different opinion,” advocate James Cherven said Tuesday after learning of the 141 sworn affidavits that were filed with the circuit/county clerk’s office. Opponents to Roland incorporation efforts discovered at a public hearing last month they could file the affidavits.

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