100 YEARS AGO July 28, 1913
WASHINGTON - Pellagra, for which physicians have found no cure, is spreading beyond the zone to which it previously has been confined and is invading new territory, according to officials of the United States Public Health Service, who base their belief upon statistics upon the prevalence of the disease in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas from 1907 to 1912, which were made public today. Reports from these three states show, says Surgeon C. H. Lavinder, the prevalence of the disease “to no inconsiderable degree.”
50 YEARS AGO July 28, 1963
HOLLYWOOD - Arkansas will get a taste of its own medicine, and maybe a little love potion sprinkled over the Ozarks, when the Arkansas Livestock Exposition opens Oct. 1. Irene Ryan (Granny), Donna Douglas (Elly May) and Max Baer (Jethro), stars of the nation’s No. 1 television program, “The Beverly Hillbillies” were officially signed here yesterday for the week-long livestock show. Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) head of the Beverly Hillbillies household, will remain behind to watch over the Clampett place in Beverly Hills.
25 YEARS AGO July 28, 1988
Between 700 and 750 people turned out at the Capitol on Wednesday to get a free lunch in exchange for defending Gov. Bill Clinton’s honor against national media criticism. Robert “Say” McIntosh, the black activist and restaurateur, gave a free barbecue lunch - complete with real lemonade and sweet potato pie - to anyone with a letter or post card for Johnny Carson or any of the numerous national broadcast news reporters who have panned Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention. Carson, who will trade barbs today with Clinton on “The Tonight Show,” appeared to be the most popular personality to bash Wednesday. Tom Brokaw, the NBC Nightly News anchor was second.
10 YEARS AGO July 28, 2003
CONWAY - Rising health care costs and nearly 10,000 uninsured Faulkner County residents have motivated a group of Conway city leaders to create a clinic where those residents can get quality medical attention. The Conway Interfaith Clinic will provide both medical and dental care to uninsured and under insured residents of Conway and Faulkner County, said Jerry Adams, chairman of the group leading the initiative. “This is totally and completely in response to the current national health-care crisis,” he said.