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Years ago for Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

By Victoria Advocate
April 21, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.
Updated April 20, 2012 at 11:21 p.m.




1912

April 23 - Rev. F.X. Heck, the thoughtful rector of St. Mary's Catholic Church of this city, announces that memorial services for all the dead of the Titanic disaster will be held at his church Monday morning at 8 o'clock. Everybody is cordially invited to attend these services.

April 24 - An extension of the Victoria sewer system 1 1/2 blocks on East Convent Street to Frank A. Welder's residence has just been completed. This extension necessitated the deepest cut so far made, a depth of 15.6 feet. The system is now being extended 4 1/2 blocks on East Juan Linn Street from the intersection of William Street to the intersection of Cameron Street. These extensions will give about twenty more customers.



1937

April 22 - Enticing reports of a big tarpon run off Aransas Pass have been related to President Roosevelt in an effort to persuade him to put in at Corpus Christi during the course of his impending fishing cruise of the Texas coast.

April 25 - The new pipe organ of the First Presbyterian Church will be dedicated at a service of music at five o'clock this afternoon, with the regular church organist, Grady Hollingsworth, at the console. Bert Blake, now a student at the University of Texas, will return to sing as the vocal part of the service.



1962

April 24 - St. Joseph's baseball team, which handed Austwell-Tivoli a 25-0 shellacking here last week, will play a return game with the Red Fish today on the Tivoli diamond. The local team is loaded with sophomores and Coach Connor said Monday he planned to give them playing time at Tivoli. He plans to use Bryan Hughes and Joe Nevlud on the mound. The rest of the starting lineup will likely be Les Garcia, catcher; David Ozuna, first base; Eddie Rodriguez, second; Jimmy Hunt, shortstop; Jimmy Cattan, third; and with Dennis Patton, John Padierna and Randy Carvelle in the outfield.



1987

April 22 - News of a new manufacturing plant opening in Victoria has raised optimism among the unemployed.

The telephone switchboard was "smoking" Tuesday morning at the Texas Employment Commission, according to Jane Abell, local TEC office manager.

She said that the majority of inquiries centered around the formal announcement Monday that Hilex Poly Co. Inc. of Los Angeles would be establishing a sister plant in Victoria.

The employment office is handling job applications and testing in a pre-screening process for the California-based plastic bag manufacturer. The plant will be located at the corner of Delmar Drive and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Hilex Poly, which is expected to employ between 50-60 people by September, will be hiring personnel in several phases.

April 24 - Victoria's representatives in the Texas Legislature apparently have mixed feelings about Gov. Bill Clements' budget proposal.

State Rep. Steve Holzheauser, R-Inez, said he backs the governor, but State Sen. Ken Armbrister, D-Victoria, said he doesn't.

"I think the governor's position on this no new state taxes thing is a cheap political trick," Armbrister said. "What his proposal will do is increase the property tax of every property owner in the county."

He said the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Education Agency both say that Victoria will lose $3.4 million in state aid, requiring a property tax increase of 10 percent in fiscal year 1988 and 11 percent in fiscal 1989.

Armbrister said Clements' budget would eliminate all funding for full-day kindergartens, reduce experienced teachers' pay by $26 million and cut vocational education funding by $52 million.

April 26 - Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger, speaking out jointly for the first time since they left office, have issued an extraordinary warning to President Reagan that it would be "a profound mistake" to sign a nuclear arms reduction agreement unless Moscow accepts major changes in the formula now being negotiated.

The former President and his chief foreign policy adviser declared that there is "little doubt" a U.S.-Soviet summit will occur this year and predicted that an arms control agreement of some kind will be signed.

But they cautioned that "the wrong kind of deal" could leave Western Europe vulnerable to Soviet attack with conventional forces or to blackmail with Soviet-based nuclear weapons. That, they said, would provoke the worst crisis in the 40-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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