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100 years ago

Oct. 18, 1920

BLYTHEVILLE -- Several hundred farmers marched through the streets of Blytheville yesterday to the plant of a cotton oil company here and demanded a reduction of ginning charges and an increase in the price paid for cotton seed. Leaders of the farmers gave assurance that no violence was contemplated, but urged the need of a revision in the price scale paid for seed and ginning charges. The demonstration followed a meeting Friday night of the local branch of the American Cotton Association, at which a resolution was adopted calling upon members of the state legislature to enact a law forbidding cotton seed oil corporations to operate gins or buy cotton in the seed.

50 years ago

Oct. 18, 1970

• Dale L. Bumpers, explaining why he does not offer a specific solution to many problems, said in a television interview taped for showing today that the state was tired of "soothsayers" who were going to solve all problems. "I've said consistently that I didn't have solutions to all the problems," Bumpers said. He said the voters did not expect a candidate to say what he would do in every situation. "They're willing to trust you on the problems for which you say you don't have solutions," he said.

25 years ago

Oct. 18, 1995

MOUNT MAGAZINE -- Plans to turn this quiet wilderness mountain -- the state's highest point -- into a state park long have been stagnant for lack of funds. That will change soon. Saturday, Gov. Jim Guy Tucker will present a ceremonial check representing $1.5 million from the state's General Improvement Fund to help pay for a long-awaited waterline and storage tank. The exchange between Tucker and members of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism will be 1 p.m. at the site of the former U.S. Forest Service lodge, which burned in 1971.

10 years ago

Oct. 18, 2010

• After the award of a $500,000 federal grant, victims of crime in the state will have better access to information about the legal disposition of their offenders. The U.S. Department of Justice grant will allow the Arkansas Crime Information Center to upgrade its Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or VINE, service, an online program that allows individuals to follow criminals from incarceration through probation. "People who have been victimized by criminals have a desire to know the status of that person, particularly if they happen to have any fear of where they are," said Brad Cazort, administrator of the Field of Services Division at the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

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