Posted: November 21, 2012 at 4:52 a.m.
100 YEARS AGO Nov. 21, 1912 In a statement issued yesterday, Gov. Geo. W. Donaghey announced that he would recommend to the next legislature that it petition Congress to take over the city of Hot Springs and control it. He also declared that if elected to the United States Senate, he would do everything in his power to bring such a transfer to a successful termination. The governor’s statement was in reply to articles published by Memphis and Hot Springs newspapers severely criticizing him because he prevented the charging of admission to the automobile races in Hot Springs last Sunday. The governor’s action, it is said, caused a loss estimated at $6,000 to the State Fair Association.
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Arkansas, Pages 12 on 11/21/2012