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Years ago for Sunday, Nov 04, 2012

By Victoria Advocate
Nov. 1, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.




1912

Nov. 4 - Most Victorians consider the presidential race so one-sided that the national election, to be held tomorrow, is attracting less than ordinary interest here. By reason of a divided Republican Party, the election of Wilson and Marshall, the Democratic nominees, is regarded as a foregone conclusion. However, the indications are good for a larger vote in this county than in previous presidential elections. A number of local bets have been recorded as to whether Taft or Roosevelt will run second to Wilson in this state, with the odds favoring Roosevelt.

(Note: Wilson wound up carrying 40 states and easily won the election.)

Nov. 7 - An automobile collided with a buggy containing Mrs. L.H. Hall and her sister-in-law, Mrs. T.I. Carson, in front of Haller's Dry Goods Store at noon yesterday. Mrs. Carson was knocked out of the buggy, but was only slightly injured. The vehicle was damaged somewhat.



1937

Nov. 8 - With but one week to go, the Thanksgiving turkey market opened here today with No. 1 birds bringing 13 cents per pound. Buying was said to be very low.

Most towns in the state, including Cuero, Yoakum and Beeville in this immediate section, annually decorate the principal streets with gaily colored lights during the Christmas season. Victoria, as well as we can remember, has never attempted to brighten up the town for this period of the year. Let's begin in 1937.

Nov. 10 - Contributors to the Red Cross iron lung fund, members of the Victoria Medical Society and the public in general are invited to attend a meeting to be held at the courthouse Friday night, starting at 7:30 o'clock.

If you want to realize how time flies, recall that it was nineteen years ago this week that the Armistice was signed.



1962

Nov. 5 - Four Victoria High choral students qualified for the all-state choir here Saturday in a Texas Music Educators Association district contest. The four, competing against 265 students from Edna, Goliad, Cuero, Calhoun, Port Lavaca and other area towns, are Pam Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Cooper; Gloria Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Roberts; Shelton Hall Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Hall, and Bill Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn W. Jones. Three other Victoria High students were named alternates to the state choir. They were Erna Ellison, Lynda Klotz and James Reinhardt.

Nov. 7 - John Connally was elected governor of Texas Tuesday. H. Campbell Dodson won Tuesday in his bid for Victoria County tax assessor-collector. Bill Klotz is the newly elected president of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Voters in the Victoria Independent School District Tuesday gave a solid vote of support to the $2 million school bond issue to be used primarily to provide additional elementary classrooms.

Nov. 9 - The 1962 Victoria High School football team may not be the best in the history of the school, but it is making money at a faster rate than any other Stingaree team has done. Figures compiled by Roy Greenwood, business manager of the Victoria Independent School District, show that the team earned a net profit of $10,392.44 in its first seven games.



1987

Nov. 6 - Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg admitted Thursday that he used marijuana once in the 1960s and on a few occasions in the 1970s and said, "It was a mistake and I regret it."

President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese III immediately pledged their continued support for Ginsburg, but Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole issued a statement that neither supported nor opposed his appointment.

While many Republicans responded cautiously, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, "You like to think people who are appointed to the Supreme Court respect the law."

"If it was known before he was nominated, he would not have been nominated," said Sen. James McClure, R-Idaho. "It certainly makes it more difficult."

The development plunged the 41-year-old Ginsburg into fresh controversy that had the potential to derail or at least complicate his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Reagan's previous attempt to fill the seat of retired Justice Lewis Powell Jr. ended in defeat when Ginsburg's appeals court colleague Robert H. Bork was rejected, 58-42.

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