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100 years ago

Oct. 13, 1918

PINE BLUFF -- One hundred and 20 gallons of good whiskey were seized here today by railroad detectives, and three men claimed 60 gallons of it. The remainder was not claimed. The men held for transporting liquor into the state are Bert Martin, negro, of Dumas; Pergie Duvis, negro, of Dumas; and C.H. Housten, white, home unknown. The whiskey was taken off Missouri Pacific train No. 148, Alexandria, La., to Little Rock, here at 8:30 this morning. The men waived preliminary hearing before Commissioner Burnett and were held to the federal Grand Jury.

50 years ago

Oct. 13, 1968

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee met here Saturday and after completing work on audit reports, expressed concern over criticism of the Committee's practice of meeting here on the University of Arkansas's football weekends. Traditionally the Committee has met for a short period of time over the years in audit review sessions whenever there was a football game at Little Rock or here. The Committee-men are allowed travel expenses for the meetings. Senator Oscar Alagood of Little Rock said he was aware of criticism from some newspapers, but that the Committee's meetings have been productive and businesslike... " The members of the Chamber of Commerce of Fayetteville, in co-operation with the University of Arkansas, invited legislators to the campus. ... It was a matter of common sense to have the meeting at the same time. A lot of rural editors don't realize that industrial leaders and chambers of commerce are anxious to get these people to the vicinity. The Committee has taken advantage of this desire."

25 years ago

Oct. 13, 1993

• The heroics of a Mayflower man Sunday may well have helped Laura Pemberton Nichols, 51, survive a fire that destroyed her $150,000 stone and redwood-frame home near Scott. ... "When I got there," [Tom] Tolliver said, "the glass already was so hot it was popping. I knew it would blow any minute." He got the door open, found Nichols lying inside and pulled her out into the yard. A St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center spokesman said Nichols was in fair condition Tuesday with stable vital signs. She was conscious but remained "uncomfortable." Chief Carl Chapman, who heads the Scott Volunteer Fire Department, said the home had been designed several years ago by noted architect E. Fay Jones of Fayetteville.

10 years ago

Oct. 13, 2008

• After sitting vacant for two years, Ray Winder Field's future officially is up for grabs. Little Rock will accept proposals from organizations interested in leasing the former minor-league baseball stadium and will entertain offers to buy the city's share of the land. What to do with Ray Winder Field has stumped residents who have served on committees dealing with the future of War Memorial Park. "It's such valuable real estate and we've heard a number of proposals," said Vice Mayor Stacy Hurst who has led the War Memorial Park planning efforts. "There's some emotion involved in this, so really the best process will be to gather as many proposals as possible and go through the process of making the decision."

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