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Years ago for Sunday, Nov 20, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011 at 5:17 a.m.


1911

Nov. 21 - Ed C. Lasater, president of the Texas Cattle Raisers Association, telephoned Irvin Kibbe, a well-known stockman of this city, that unless the cattlemen of the country take a concerted action against it, beef will be placed on the free list within the next 12 months, which would mean a loss to the cowmen of at least $5 on each animal.

Nov. 22 - The football game that is to be played between the Victoria and Corpus Christi High Schools at Sitterle Park on Thanksgiving Day is attracting more attention among local sport enthusiasts than any event since the close of the baseball season, and the attendance will be record-breaking. Neither team has been defeated this season, and each is claiming the championship of this section of Texas.

1936

Nov. 20 - Postmasters and representative businessmen from 11 surrounding cities, together with a large number of Victoria businessmen, attended a special meeting held at the courthouse last night to hear B.F. McDonald, chief of the Internal Revenue Department at Austin and head of the Austin Division of the Social Security setup, explain at length the working of the Social Security law to go into effect January 1.

Nov. 23 - During the month of October, 293 herds and a total of 17,800 cattle were inspected or dipped in Victoria County in an effort to eradicate fever tick infestations in this county, according to a report from the Livestock Sanitation Commission of Texas. Of the number inspected and dipped, only one cow was found to be infested.

Nov. 24 - The railroad industry is coming back strong. The average railroad employee of 1935 received $1,653 in wages, according to the 1936 edition of the annual railway yearbook issued by the Western Railways Committee on Public Relations. This figure represented an increase of $145 over the 1934 average earnings and of $208 over the average of 1933.

1961

Nov. 22 - Two city councilmen and three city officials are attending the annual deer hunt held near Uvalde for Texas municipal officials. In the group are Councilman John Stockbauer, City Manager John Lee, Street Supt. Arthur Salziger and City Engineer D.R. Voelkel.

Nov. 23 - St. Joseph High School coach John Connor, who ended football season last week, opened basketball workouts this week. Twenty-eight candidates, including three lettermen off last year's team, have reported for practice. A fourth letterman, Junior Nunez, has been lost to the team due to a football injury. The other returning lettermen are junior David Ozuna, senior Robert Sisti and senior Bill Terry. Other seniors reporting are Tommy Dotson, Gary Meissner, Bob Vincent, Rudy Pena, Dennis Patton and Candido Casilas. Juniors are Mike Fox, Robert Hebner, David Elwonger and Sammy Dick. Sophomores reporting are Bobby Trenck, Ricky Byars, Jimmy Cattan, Bryan Hughes, Tommy Stevens, Bobby Ortiz, Lupe Cano, Tim Bundick, Robert Denison, Brookley George, Mike Murphy, Leslie Garcia, Darryl Stefka and Randy Carville.

Nov. 24 - With high hopes, the Victoria Stingarees play their basketball opener Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Beeville against the Class AAA Trojans. Saturday night, Coach Jack Cook's 12-player squad will play in San Antonio against South San, the defending Class AAA state champion. Cook announced starters as David Cline, Chet Cook, Charles Stormont, Fred Weitzel and Everett Vermillion. Others on the traveling squad are Jerry Crisp, Dale Waldrop, Joel Staff, Charles Heger, Clifton Huebner, David Dunaway and Mike Moses.

Nov. 26 - A saleswoman with such a happy disposition she "never sees a stranger" and a bank teller whose personality pierces the glass window behind which she works were announced Saturday as top winners of the Advocate's "Friendliest, Most Courteous Employee Awards" contest. Mrs. Lucy Barnett, whose charming smile brightens the ready-to-wear department at Leon's Shoes and Sportswear, pulled the most votes in citywide balloting conducted during the past several weeks and thus won the event over hundreds of other women candidates.

1986

Nov. 20 - The Fred Astaire Dance Study will hold a production titled, "Song and Dance" on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Tickets will be $10 and will be available at the door.

Choreography has been designed by Andrew Smart of London, England.

The production will feature the students and staff dancing to recordings by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole and others.

Women from the school recently returned from the Las Vegas National Competition held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

Ruby Mayrant won fourth and fifth places for fox trot, swing, waltz, tango, rumba and cha cha.

Charlene Fromme placed third in tango and swing and fourth in fox trot, waltz, rumba and cha cha.

Nov. 21 - Burglars added insult to injury, said the owners of the Kwik Kar Wash at 1107 E. Santa Rosa St., after removing 392 quarters from a coin machine.

Police officer Jim Schobey Jr. said the burglars left a photocopy of the currency behind before fleeing with the $98 in quarters.

Nov. 25 - The Holy Family Altar Society met recently and voted to hold their Christmas social on Dec. 8.

Kay Bluntzer, social chairman, is forming a committee to organize the event. Each member should provide a covered dish. Ham will be furnished by the Altar Society.

Enida Rubio, ways and means chairman, reported on the card party to be held at the church on Jan. 24.

Julie Stryk, flowers and plants chairman, announced that all flowers for November have been donated by Bob and Joan Rogers, with the exception of Christ the King, which will be furnished by the society.

Nancy Wenzel will decorate the church for Thanksgiving. Those wishing to help decorate the church for Christmas should be at the church Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Donation boxes for Christmas poinsettias will be in the foyer again this year.

Hostesses for the meeting were Lucille Lamb, Carol Lehnert, Mary Ann Salazar, Dolores Soliz and Martha Treas.

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