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Posted: March 18, 2014 at 3:44 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO March 18, 1914 McNEIL — Despite strenuous opposition by the president of the Magnolia Agricultural College that resulted in their arrest, Miss Fannie E. Wimson and Arthur Smith, students, were married here Sunday night. The marriage followed a sensational elopement from Magnolia in which the couple used a motor car. J.P. Reagan, justice of the peace, officiated and completed the wedding ceremony but a few moments before officers arrived and arrested Mr. and Mrs. Smith. They immediately were released, however, and returned to the school at Magnolia.

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Arkansas, Pages 12 on 03/18/2014