(and other various articles)
Compiled by Debbie Yates
The following information was compiled from old copies of the
Earle Enterprise, housed at the
Please note that writing styles have changed significantly throughout the years. The articles have been extracted in the words as they appeared. Some spellings and typographical errors have been corrected to improve readability.
A special thank you to Richard Wood, Director, for his kindness and hospitality during this project, and for allowing access to these records.
Richard Wood, Director
Phone (870) 792-7374
Nine complete years are included in this collection:
Copies for the years 1950, 1952, 1956, 1959 and 1960 are missing.
have been included.
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C. I. Phelps, Editor
Ruth Phelps, Associate Editor
Mrs. Wrenn Phelps, Society
Published every Friday by Phelps Printing
OTHER EARLE PUBLICATIONS
From “A History of
Enterprise was started by the former Marion Reform editor, Henry
McNeil (Uncle Henry) Phelps on
The first Earle
Enterprise was set by hand and printed on a small Army-surplus printing
press. Phelps’s plant first was located
at Norvell, then moved to
Earle. Early issues had six columns on
one page. A few months after starting
the paper, Phelps installed a
Phelps was editor-publisher of the Earle Enterprise until his death in 1948. Publication then was continued by his sons, Charles I. and Wrenn A. Phelps. When Wrenn Phelps died in 1949, his widow, Mrs. Ruth Phelps, took over his interests. In 1957, Charles Phelps left the paper and from that time until publication stopped in 1962, it was operated by Mrs. Ruth Phelps and her son, Wrenn A. Phelps, Jr.
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Last Updated Thursday, March 17, 2005