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Years ago for Sunday, Aug 05, 2012

Aug. 2, 2012 at 3:02 a.m.




1912

Aug. 5 - Between 75 and 100 members of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce will go on a trade excursion to Goliad, Beeville, Sinton, Refugio, Bloomington and intermediate points tomorrow. The party will travel on a special train to be furnished by Southern Pacific.

Aug. 8 - Hon. Henry A. Mugge, mayor of Cuero, spent part of today in Victoria on his way to Port Lavaca. Mayor Mugge's mission on this trip is to correct false impressions in this section concerning an epidemic of diptheria in his town. The mayor says there were several cases of diptheria in Cuero early last month, but that the disease was entirely stamped out.



1937

Aug. 9 - War, which might prove to be the greatest conflict the Orient has ever seen, was predicted before the end of this week by both Chinese and Japanese authorities.

Aug. 10 - Victoria was signally honored Monday when Joseph Wearden, president of the Groce-Parish Company, Inc., wholesale grocery establishment, was elected chairman of the Texas Prison Board.

Aug. 11 - Mayor Ben T. Jordan, accompanied by Fire Chief Vincent S. Fritz and Alderman A.R. Hartman, were in Cuero this morning to inspect and witness demonstrations of the new $3,500 booster tank truck recently purchased for the Cuero Fire Department.



1962

Aug. 5 - In the interest of dealing a final death blow to polio in Victoria County, a county-wide program of mass administration of the new Sabin oral vaccine will be launched Sunday, Aug. 19. The program for Victoria County was agreed upon unanimously by members of the Victoria-Calhoun-Goliad Counties Medical Society who have volunteered to underwrite the cost of the first three mass dosings. Dr. George A. Constant, medical society secretary, announced that those who can pay will be charged 25 cents per dose, or 75 cents for the entire series. Those who can pay more are urged to do so. It is hoped that every resident of the county - from infants of 6 weeks up and including oldsters even if they are in wheelchairs - will participate in the program. Drs. J.V. Hopkins and Roy G. Reed, co-chairman of the campaign here, said locations where oral vaccines will be administered will be announced later, and it is hoped that all 46,000 residents of the county will participate. The physicians' committee now working out the final details includes beside Drs. Reed, Hopkins and Constant, Drs. B.F. Bolton, George E. Glover Jr., Ted Shields, Joseph R. Story and Ben H. White.

Aug. 7 - Good news for Victoria taxpayers was provided by City Council Monday. Councilmen announced that the tax hike effective in October will not be quite as big as estimated when the bond issue requiring the increase was voted in May. They said the tax rate will be cut to $1.70 instead of staying at $1.75 per $100 when assessed valuation increases from 35 to 45 percent of market value Oct. 1.



1987

Aug. 6 - The battle-scarred USS Stark returned from the Persian Gulf on Wednesday to Florida, bringing its crew home to a subdued hero's welcome from hundreds of cheering friends and relatives. Several sailors, who saw 37 comrades die when the Stark was hit by two Iraqi Exocet missiles May 17, expressed support for their skipper, Capt. Glenn R. Brindel, who was relieved of his command and forced to resign from the Navy at a lower rank.

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