Yesterdays: 07/17/17

June 17

 

(2007)

The College of Education presented Ray Simon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education as part of the UCA Centennial Lecture Series. Simon spoke on “Leadership in the 21st Century.”

Ad: Metropolitan National Bank advertised a 7-month MetroPlus CD with a 5.17% APY and a 17-month MetroPlus CD with a 5.07% APY.

AT&T, formerly Cingular, advertised a 50% off sale on Samsung phones. A Blackjack, equipped with GPS, a camera, and an MP3 player, was $74.99 after a $100 mail in rebate for data service and a two-year wireless service agreement. Flip phones were also on sale with rebates.

(1992)

Sixty-two people attended the 40th reunion of the CHS Class of 1952 at Conway Holiday Inn. Harley Weatherly of Perryville, president, served as master of ceremonies for the dinner and program. Bill and Virginia Nutter gave a slide presentation. Special guests were former principal Hal Robbins and Mrs. Robbins of NLR and teachers Inez Lewis, Mary Robinson and Raymond Bright all of Conway.

Hurdler Oscar Martinez signed an agreement to run track for UCA. He was one of the top performers in the state in the 300-meter event and also ran a leg on the Wampus Cats’ state championship 1,600-meter relay team.

(1967)

McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, was selected to be the dedication speaker for the new Bailey Library at Hendrix College. The dedication was scheduled for October 10.

The Tastee-Freez on Highway 65 South advertised a Jumbo Banana Split for 29 cents on Sunday only.

Foster Oak Co. advertised 100 Rejects for $60 to $90 each. These ten, twelve and fourteen foot boats with high sides were made of heavy gauge aluminum.

Phillip Dayer was named southwestern division winner of a national “What Young America Wears” contest. He received a complete college wardrobe and would compete nationally.

(1942)

Work began to prepare the site for 50 demountable houses to be set up by the Conway Housing Authority on Sixth Street between Ingram and Harkrider.

Fred Burnett of Greenbrier was named a director of the Midsouth Cotton Growers Association. The association was a cotton cooperative marketing organization for growers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Rev. Maurice Lanier was forced to give up his pastorates of the Methodist churches at Salem, Mayflower and Graham’s Chapel because of ill health and had been ordered to rest three months. A recent Hendrix graduate, he planned to attend Yale in the fall.

(1917)

Mrs. Walter Henry and daughter, Miss Floy, were spending the weekend in Little Rock.

George Hegi was suffering with his eye. He stuck a wheat straw in it and went to the hospital to have it taken out.

Miss Myrtle Charles returned from Austin, Texas, where she received a master-of-arts degree from the University of Texas.

Rev. C.J. Greene of Hendrix College was awarded a bachelor of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University.

E.F. Edwards was re-elected president of the Gideons of Arkansas and E.L. Hinton was named chaplain of the organization.

 

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