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Years ago for Sunday, Jun 06, 2010

June 21, 2010 at 1:21 a.m.


1910

June 7 - Capt. J.W. Munn, R.P. Plummer, and J.D. Mitchell Jr. autoed to Cuero Monday afternoon. The trip of 30 miles was made in 65 minutes and had the road been better, the time could have been clipped possibly 20 minutes. The little Marion car of Mr. Plummer's opened up just out of Victoria and where the road permitted, a pace of 50 miles was easily made. On account of the rolling condition of the country and the frequent slowdowns made to cross the water, the trip was made in truly quick time.

June 9 - Ed Schauk found a horse with a new saddle made by Nat Fitzgerald near Wedemier's store Wednesday morning. The horse was turned loose in Mr. Schauk's pasture and the owner can recover him by describing the pony to him.

Two prominent citizens of Telferner went to Houston Saturday and one of them bought an automobile there in which they intended to come home. We are writing this not yet informed whether they got home safe or if they are camping out somewhere between here and Houston. We hope for the best.

June 11 - Marked by much wrangling and featured by good fielding and good hitting on both sides, the Pelicans took the short end of a 3 to 2 score in the second game of the series with the Rosebuds. "Smut" Griffith, a local lad, distinguished himself on the bases, securing one of the three runs.

1935

June 6 - L.J. Tankersley's 1933 model Chevrolet coupe, stolen June 3 while parked on West Constitution Street, was recovered near Corpus Christi by state highway patrolmen this morning. A man occupying the car, which was stopped by a bullet in the rear tire, escaped but a woman companion was captured. Mr. Tankersley is the local agent of the Missouri Pacific Lines. It is the second car he has had stolen within a year.

June 7 - Miss Eleanor Hunt of Victoria has been re-elected as teacher of violin in the Agnes Cotton and Beacon Hill Schools in San Antonio. She is now attending a summer session at the Incarnate Word College.

June 8 - Manager L.C. English of the Chamber of Commerce today received the following acknowledgement of his telegram to Babe Ruth from the home run king's management: Dear Mr. English, your wire to Babe Ruth has been forwarded to us, as we handle his affairs. Babe requested that we acknowledge your wire and express his appreciation of your offer, but he regrets that he will be unable to accept. With best wishes, A.J. Bihler, New York City.

June 11 - The official figures of the rainfall in Victoria to date show 20.70 inches, but outlying sections, especially the southern portion of the county, have received as much as 30 inches or more. It has rained here nearly every day for the past six weeks.

June 12 - No trains ran yesterday on the Victoria Division of the Southern Pacific Lines between San Antonio and Kenedy because of high water caused by heavy rains.

1960

June 7 - Two hundred forty students have enrolled for summer school classes, 167 in academic courses and 73 in driver education, Summer School Principal Robert Erskine announced Monday.

June 9 - Bound for Austin Wednesday as Victoria representatives at Bluebonnet Girls State mock government under auspices of American Legion Auxiliary are Nancy Hartman, Legion Auxiliary delegate; Sue Ann Dusek, Downtown Lions Club; Judith Ann Baass, Rotary Club; Cora Jo Moore, Kiwanis Club; and Nancy Heater, Pilot Club. Shields School Principal Mary Charles Baass will accompany them.

June 11 - Don Johnson, who has served three years since becoming the city's first traffic engineer in June, 1957, notified City Manager John Lee Thursday that he will resign his post here on July 15. Johnson, in a letter addressed jointly to Lee and city council, said he will become traffic research engineer for the city of Austin.

June 12 - Leslie Montag, partner in Montag Bros., is a director and sergeant-at-arms of Texas Retail Grocers Association, whose 33rd annual convention plus the 61st annual convention of the National Association of Retail Grocers of the United States will be held in Dallas Sunday through Thursday. Montag will head a big local delegation as 7,200 independent grocers from Texas and 12,000 from the United States and foreign countries convene in the Dallas Memorial Auditorium.

1985

June 6 - The proposed acquisition of land for the University of Houston-Victoria received no formal discussion by the University of Houston Board of Regents at their recent meeting, but the regents did go into a closed session to discuss real estate and land acquisition.

June 7 - The month of June has been declared national Zoo and Aquarium Month. The Texas Zoo will kick off its observation of the month with its ninth birthday celebration at 1 p.m. Friday.

June 10 - Selection of principals for Stroman and Howell schools tops the Victoria school trustees' agenda for a 6 p.m. session Tuesday. The trustees are expected to announce their selections publicly at the Education Center after a closed session in which candidates' qualifications will be reviewed.

June 12 - The student share of the cost of higher education at institutions in Victoria will increase dramatically in the fall. With a state-mandated tripling of the $4 per credit tuition and other changes in charges for services and fees, the average student at the University of Houston-Victoria will pay about $60 per semester more for an education.

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