Amelia Earhart landed at San Juan at 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time today, on the first stop of her "just for fun" flight around the world.
Miss Earhart, flying at a pace she called leisurely, completed the 1,038 miles from Miami in seven hours and 33 minutes.
Archie W. Ford, commissioner of education in Arkansas since 1952, was honored by Ouachita College in Arkadelphia Sunday when the Baptist institution conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of laws. At the same time the Rev. Reuben L. Smith, North Little Rock Baptist minister, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree.
Dr. Ford, a native of Wooster, graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College and received a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. He joined the state department in 1941.
One of two funnel clouds reported yesterday in the state passed over Faulkner County but apparently did not touch down, according to the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.
The funnel cloud, which originated near the weather service office at the North Little Rock Airport, was spotted about 2:45 p.m. yesterday by several people at the weather service office.
Richard Ogden, a weather service forecaster, said today the funnel cloud did not register on radar at first because it was too close to the weather service office, but was detected a few minutes later as it moved northwest across Camp Robinson and into southern Faulkner County. He said weather service personnel tracked the funnel cloud on radar as it passed over Lake Conway and an area east of the Gold Creek community.
Faulkner County law enforcement and emergency service agency officials said today they have received no reports of damage caused by the storm.
Deanna Ott has been named director of development for the Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County. Ott, a Conway resident, formerly worked as director of tourism and marketing at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.