54 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK - From the files of the February 15, 1967, Dumas Clarion:
Ricky Vickers, a senior at Dumas High School, has been named winner in the essay contest on “What it means to be an American.”
The American Legion Auxiliary here sponsored the contest and Ricky’s essay will be entered in the state competition.
The safe at Desha Central School was cracked during the weekend and about $200 taken.
Jerry Wilson, who won first place in the American Legion oratorical contest Monday, presented his winning oration to the Dumas Lions Club at noon today.
Dumas residents have wondered if the seasons were mixed up in February.
From the frigid Saturday when a few flurries of sleet fell here, the mercury moderated to a bright springish Sunday and Monday.
Thomas F. Shea, president of Dumas School Board was elected vice president of the Arkansas School Boards Association at the conclusion of the meeting in Little Rock last Wednesday.
Ray Russell, consulting engineer for the City of Dumas, presented proposed plans for a municipal airport at the meeting of the Dumas City Council Tuesday night.
Dumas Bobcats lost ot he Drew Central Pirates 67-56 here Tuesday night after having held a 17-13 first period lead and a 32-30 halftime margin.
The bobcats lost the ball repeatedly in the final period, and Drew Central hooped 19 points while Dumas could manage but 8.