June 30, 1920
William Allen Clark, one of Arkansas’s “preacher-editors,” died. For nearly fifteen years, he occupied the editorial chair of one of Arkansas’s largest denominational newspapers, the old Arkansas Baptist, and was a pivotal figure in the Landmark Baptist movement within the state. Landmark Baptists place great emphasis upon the local church as the unit for any kind of cooperative denominational activity. They believe that all other organizations—such as associations, conventions, and mission boards—must be subservient to the local congregation.