75 years ago
Robert Goldsborough, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Goldsborough, won first place in a novelty act at the amateur contest in North Little Rock last night, sponsored by the recreational and educational division of the works progress administration.
50 years ago
Mrs. Nolen M. Irby was installed as president of the Arkansas State Teacher College Faculty Club at the annual May luncheon held Saturday in the college cafeteria. Other officers are Mrs. Harold Eidson, vice president; Mrs. Tommy G. Smith, secretary; Mrs. Harold Henry, treasurer; and Miss Roberta Clay, reporter. Mrs. Homer Brown, outgoing president, presided at the business session. Dr. Maude Carmichael was chairman of the hostess committee.
25 years ago
Hope Howell, 17, daughter of Bobby and Laura Howell, of Vilonia, will compete for the national title of America’s Most Beautiful Miss in a pageant Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, in Memphis.
Miss Howell is a junior at Vilonia High School, here she is a member of the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Homemakers of America, the art Club and the senior girls basketball team.
10 years ago
Former Gov. Frank White, one of only two people to defeat Bill Clinton in an election, died Wednesday at the age of 69.
White, a Republican served one term as governor, from 1981 to 1983. He won after switching parties to challenge a young Clinton whose first term as governor crumbled amid his handling of Cuban immigrants and car tag renewals.
White lost to Clinton in 1982 and 1986. He then became senior vice president of a Little Rock bank and joined the state Bank Board in 1998.