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100 years ago

Aug. 3, 1914

• As a result of the sudden military activities in Europe, many foreigners, it is said, are leaving the United States to return to their countries to fight. This is not true in all cases, however. Two brothers, Charles and Joseph Schnebelen, who are car repairers living on West Fifteenth street, Argenta, made application at the United States District Court yesterday for naturalization papers. They are born in Elsass Lothrigen, Germany. Joseph came to this country in 1910 and Charles in 1913. "Yes sir," said Joseph, who could speak English better than his brother, "we want to become American citizens before we get called back to Germany to fight. It may be that we'd want to visit over there, and unless we were citizens of the United States or some other foreign country, they could press us into military service."

50 years ago

Aug. 3, 1964

• Two white tourists to the State Capitol were refused admission to the eating facilities today because they did not have membership cards in the new Capitol Club. It was the first action taken by the management of the former cafeteria to seriously invoke its "membership only" policies to the facilities. The cafeteria was turned into a private club recently when integration was threatened.

25 years ago

Aug. 3, 1989

• A basement holding cell in the Pulaski County Courthouse recently converted for overnight use unexpectedly accepted its first prisoner Wednesday -- and nine more. "We didn't expect it to open with a boom," said Capt. Jim White, jail administrator for the sheriff's office. The prisoners -- 10 men -- were transferred Wednesday afternoon from the crowded Little Rock Jail, which was rocked by two near-riots earlier in the day. The prisoners, many of them clad only in shorts and sneakers, were carried by van the two blocks between the two jails.

10 years ago

Aug. 3, 2004

• Bingo ended at the stroke of midnight Sunday in Randolph County. The last plastic ball blew from the air-powered hopper at American Veterans Post No. 62 in Pocahontas. The last winning number was called. "As of right now, we're done," said Mark McQueen, the post commander. "We're researching options to see if there's anything we can do later." McQueen shut down the games to comply with Monday's deadline issued July 14 by Randolph County Sheriff Brent Earley. Otherwise, McQueen and other bingo operators in the county would have faced prosecution.

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