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Years ago for Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 24, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.




1912

May 29 - Mose Levy, son of Simon Levy, had an affray with a traveling salesman from Baltimore in his father's store this morning, which wound up in front of the Leibold Building. Mose was talking to another drummer in the store when the man from Baltimore is said to have precipitated the difficulty by striking him a stunning blow under the right eye. When Mose recovered from the blow, he went after his assailant in whirlwind fashion, and drove him from the store.

May 30 - Frank Witte Jr., aged 11 years, the bright little son of a well known painter and paper hanger of this city, was struck in the right foot and painfully injured by a stray bullet from a target rifle while gathering bird eggs in a tree at the Nun's Villa yesterday evening. The Advocate wishes the young man a speedy recovery.



1937

May 31 - A beautiful granite marker, bearing a bronze tablet listing the names of the Victoria County sons who gave their lives for their country during the World War, and a huge flag pole were dedicated in touching Memorial Day ceremonies at the Court House Saturday.

June 1 - Victoria received a slice of the prize money in the annual Splash Day events in Corpus Christi Sunday when Jack Bowman, son of Mrs. Barbara Bowman, captured first prize in the diving division of the meet for the third consecutive year.

June 2 - The huge 70-mile pipeline reaching from the Placedo Field to refineries of the Barnsdall Oil Company at Corpus Christi and which was constructed by the Barnsdall Pipe Line Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been completed, it was learned here today. The huge 6-inch line will carry crude oil from Placedo to the Corpus Christi refineries.



1962

May 28 - Graduation ceremonies for some 373 graduates of Victoria High School will be Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at Patti Welder Stadium, weather permitting. Seniors will accept their diplomas from Board President Conde N. Anderson. Twenty of the group will be graduated magna cum laude from a high school that has set its requirements for graduation among the higher in the state, and 49 of them will graduate as members of the National Honor Society. Baccalaureate, with the Rev. Paul H. Kratzig as speaker, will be combined with commencement this year in order to shorten the program. Superintendent C.O. Chandler will be the master of ceremonies. Principal George Lipscomb will present the Billy Taylor Award. Music will be under the direction of Fred Junkin, band director, and William G. Baskin, director of the high school choir.



1987

May 27 - The founder of Victoria, empresario and rancher Martin de Leon, is depicted in a new mural painted by Howell Intermediate School students at a school courtyard.

The mural, which measures 8 feet by 14 feet, depicts De Leon, descendant of Spanish nobility, in the center, surrounded by other landmarks of the community, such as the historical Victoria County Courthouse and the DeLeon Plaza gazebo.

Art students in Betsy Logan's eighth-grade class drew and painted the mural designed by the instructor. A group of 70 students worked on the mural for three weeks.

Other details in the mural depict the six flags that have flown over Texas, the grist mill in Memorial Square, the Texas Zoo, oil and gas production, cattle ranching and petrochemical industries.

The mural is dedicated to the memory of the late Gary C. Lindsey, a Texas artist who was an instructor in art at Howell.

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