OLD NEWS: Maid shows pushy preacher the door in Bernie Babcock’s historic ‘Billy of Arkansas’

This Feb. 10, 1922, Arkansas Democrat house ad urges proud Arkansans to subscribe to read the nationally famous Bernie Babcock’s home-grown love story. (Democrat-Gazette archives)

When we left Bernice Babcock's 1914 temperance love story "Billy of Arkansas" on March 6 (arkansasonline.com/313series), we were standing in the foyer of a fine Little Rock home with two high-toned elderly ladies and an angry evangelist from Texas who expected to marry one of them.