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100 years ago

Sept. 22, 1919

FORT SMITH -- Testimony in the Clear Creek Oil and Gas Company's suit against the Fort Smith Spelter Company and the Arkansas Zinc and Smelting Corporation growing out of an alleged agreement on an increased price for gas was concluded in the United States District Court before Frank A. Youmans yesterday. By agreement it was decided not to argue the case until the court reporter had completed transcribing the evidence. The case occupied three days.

50 years ago

Sept. 22, 1969

• Governor Faubus revealed yesterday that he had sampled public opinion about a month ago and found that his personal popularity was still at a high level. The governor disclosed that one of the questions asked by the polltakers dealt with the possibility of a fourth term. But he said no significance should be attached to that. The fourth-term question was included just to spark the poll with a personal touch, he said.

25 years ago

Sept. 22, 1994

• North Little Rock Alderman Cary Gaines decided not to run for a second term, but that hasn't made Mayor Patrick Henry Hays' life any easier. Hays opposes two proposals Gaines placed on Monday's City Council agenda: renegotiating firefighters' salaries and approving a $300,000 study for a proposed arena complex in the Crystal Hill area. ... Hays said Wednesday that he, as mayor, usually negotiates changes in the city's contract with the firefighters' union, subject to the council's approval. ... "I think this still is premature," said Hays, who has consulted other county officials about the cost and location of a new station in Central Arkansas. "I don't want to proceed in a way that doesn't make sense." Gaines said he is unlikely to bring up the resolution Monday if he doesn't have a veto-proof majority behind him.

10 years ago

Sept. 22, 2009

• Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says the GOP will never regain national prominence without courting the black vote. "The Republican Party walked away from the black community in the 1960s. It was stupid. It was dumb to pursue a Southern strategy and it came back to bite them," Steele, a black man, said during a speech Monday at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. "This party will not survive going through this century the way it's gone through the past century." At the same time, the black community -- which has historically favored Democrats -- must be open to considering Republican candidates, Steele said. He said blacks must consider the quality of their neighborhoods and schools and ask themselves whether voting Democratic has served their interests over time.

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