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100 years ago

Nov. 22, 1920

• The production of bauxite in Arkansas, which in 1919 decreased 41 per cent in comparison with the production of the previous year, has increased to above normal, according to reports made to Commissioner Jim G. Ferguson, commissioner of mines, manufactures and agriculture. The reports indicate an approximate output in 1920 of 300,000 tons from the American Bauxite Company, the Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company, the Globe Bauxite Company and several small independent producers.

50 years ago

Nov. 22, 1970

• A random sampling of state employes at the Capitol found that more of them voted against the proposed new constitution than for it. At the Justice Building, home of the state Supreme Court, a number of employes voted against it because of the position taken by former Associate Justice Ed F. McFaddin. McFaddin, the most prominent individual to take a public position against a new constitution, led a successful television and advertising campaign against it in the closing weeks of the general election campaign.

25 years ago

Nov. 22, 1995

• While they could raise speed limits, members of the Arkansas Highway Commission say there's little they can do to make drivers obey the law. Congress has approved a law allowing states to set their own speed limits as part of the National Highway System bill. The bill awaits President Clinton's signature. The state Highway Commission regulates speed limits in Arkansas. Commissioners want to review statistics on the relationship between speed limits and traffic safety before deciding whether the state's drivers can go faster legally. Federal limits have mandated limits of 55 mph on urban highways and 65 mph on rural interstates.

10 years ago

Nov. 22, 2010

JONESBORO -- The search for a new chancellor of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro will be put on hold until newly appointed ASU System President Charles L. Welch takes the helm, officials said. The ASU board of trustees selected Welch, the president of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, as the ASU System president on Nov. 9 and had hoped he would take over the university on Jan. 1. However, Welch agreed earlier this month with Henderson's board of trustees to remain with HSU until that university finds a new president. It could be until July 1 before Welch starts at the ASU System. Florine T. Milligan, chairman of the ASU board of trustees, said last week that there are no plans to begin a search for a new chancellor.

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