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Years ago for Sunday, Oct 07, 2012

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:04 a.m.




1912

Oct. 7 - The celebrated cases against H. Faust, charged with operating a moving picture show on Sunday in violation of the law, was decided in favor of the defendant in county court this morning. The trial was by jury, and the following constituted the jury: Chas. J. Meyer, W.L. Ferguson, John Rothlisberger, Herman Stuart, Theo Buxkemper and A.L. Becek. The jury returned its verdict acquitting Mr. Faust of the charge a few minutes after the case had been submitted to it.

Oct. 9 - J.C. Kelso of Galveston has completed graveling about one-third of the fifty-one miles of road he is under contract to build in this commissioner's precinct under the $200,000 bond issue. The road from Victoria to Bloomington and from this city to the Calhoun County line via Placedo and a number of cross roads are included in his contract. Dry weather and scarsity of labor have greatly hampered his work.

Oct. 12 - L.P. Leibold and family returned home last night from a visit to Germany, reaching Galveston yesterday morning on the Steamer Hannover from Bremen. Jake Wolff, who has also been visiting abroad, returned home this afternoon, having crossed the ocean on the same steamer. Henry Fischer, of Houston, a former resident of this city, was another of the Hannover's passengers.

Oct. 13 - Chas. Miller Sr., a pioneer citizen of this city, aged 81 years, had a narrow escape from death or serious injury yesterday when his horse became frightened at a passing Frisco train as he was driving into his residence yard. The wagon road in that vicinity is a narrow one. Only a few feet separates it from the track, and Mr. Miller fell to the ground close to the track when his vehicle overturned. The Advocate is pleased to say that he was not seriously injured.



1937

Oct. 7 - Football fans in this section of the state will center their attention on Victoria Friday night when the Victoria Stingarees and the Cuero Gobblers clash here. Even the big state papers are playing up the local game. Two powerful offensive elevens will tangle here, with the Gobblers boasting the performance of Lewis Mayne, who has not been stopped this year. He has scored sixty points and hopes to add to his total Friday. The Stingarees will try to counter with Darter and Loyd, a couple of speed merchants, who can do great things with a football.

Oct. 11 - Sunday's old-time baseball game between the Goodfellows, captained by Bill Erwin and Rev. Thomas Coleman, and the Old Folks, piloted by Hobby Abshier and Gerald Dubose, netted approximately $145. The proceeds will be turned over to the Red Cross here, to be placed in the chapter's iron lung fund.



1962

Oct. 8 - Freddie K. Tate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tate, has reported for duty with a helicopter training squadron at Ellyson Field Naval Auxiliary Air Field at Pensacola, Florida. Tate, an aviation electrician's mate airman apprentice, entered the Navy in June 1961.

Oct. 10 - "A Comedy of Errors on Parliamentary Procedure" was presented by Mrs. Alton Bundick at the opening meeting of the year of Currer Bell Study Club at Town Hall Monday. Members of the cast included Mesdames Wesley Vivian, Alton Bundick, Alfred Baass, Arthur Schramm, Dion Holm, Dick Cory, Hester Evans, D.X. Sengele Jr., H.C. Moreau, DuWard Ford, John Jordan and Lawrence Kohutek. Special guests were presidents of the other clubs including Mrs. H.L. Weigand of Morning Study and Mrs. Thomas Jones of Decora; Mrs. Claude Riley, president of Alamo District Texas Federation of Women's Clubs; Mrs. Joe Milam, president of the Clubhouse, and Mrs. Grace Morris, president of Bronte.



1987

Oct. 8 - Citizens Medical Center was honored during ceremonies Wednesday for its efforts in employing and training persons with handicaps.

The award was presented after Victoria mayor pro tem Joe Pena proclaimed the current week, through Saturday, as "National Employ the Handicapped Week."

Gary N. Looper, Citizens assistant administrator, accepted the award, saying that the hospital "treats handicapped people as part of the workforce.

"We understand the importance of making that statement to them."

Presenting the award was Jeremy Martin, vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Texas Commission for the Blind. Martin represented nine different area organizations and agencies which sponsored the event.

Receiving the award with Looper were Kathleen Mosmeyer, employment coordinator; and Carlin Troy, employment specialist at Citizens.

Keynote speaker for the event held at the food court in Victoria Mall was Bill Dillard, executive director of Gulf Bend Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center.

Dillard said that National "Employ the Handicapped Week" is not recognized for the handicapped worker. Instead, he said it is intended to raise awareness of employers with jobs available.

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