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Years ago for Sunday, Sep 23, 2012

Sept. 20, 2012 at 4:20 a.m.




1912

Sept. 24 - Why pay eight or nine hundred dollars for a two-seated auto when you can buy from me a 22-horse power roadster with all the latest improvements, wind shield, torpedo body, central control, full equipment, for $495? It is the easiest riding, smoothest running, best hill climber on high of all the roadsters on the market. Let me sell you one. A.B. Peticolas.

Sept. 25 - The Third Annual Victoria County Corn Show, open to farmers of this and all adjoining counties, was held in the Welder building in this city yesterday, and was pronounced by leading authorities to have been the best show of the kind ever given in Southern Texas. The attendance was large, and nearly every county in this section was represented. There were one hundred sixty-five entries, and six double racks of forty stalls were required to hold the corn, which included many magnificent specimen of all varieties.



1937

Sept. 26 - Recuperating from an apparent attack of jitters in the first half, Victoria's splendidly conditioned Stingarees here Friday night avenged a severe 1936 licking by triumphing over the Yoakum Bulldogs, 13 to 6.

Sept. 28 - Considerable interest is being aroused here in the proposed old-timers baseball game for the benefit of some charity, preferably an iron lung for the city. A meeting of all former ball players has been called for Thursday night at the Denver Hotel clubroom to discuss plans for the game.

Sept. 29 - Here's an excellent opportunity for some young men of this city who are finding time heavy on their hands: The officer in charge of the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station at Dallas announced vacancies for 100 men a month for the next three months, with enlisted recruits to be transferred immediately to the training base at San Diego, California.



1962

Sept. 23 - The Gross High School Bumblebees defeated Carver High of Edna 74-0 here last Saturday night. Gross Coach Leon English said after the game, "We got lucky." Fullback Floyd Powell led the 11-touchdown assault by scoring four times. Halfback Alfred Mathis added two other touchdowns, and the remaining scores were divided up at one apiece between Willie Porter, Vincent Terrell, J.W. Bates, John Hill and Willie Garley.

Sept. 27 - Leading the cheers for the St. Joseph football team this year are Nancy Tolbert, Judy Patton, Stephanie Harker, Betty Janca, Madelyn Murphy and Cathy Sandhofer and Lisa Murphy, mascot.

Shirley Simmons is the head majorette of the Piloteeers, the girls' precision marching drill team at Nazareth Academy. The Piloteers perform at all home St. Joseph football games.

Sept. 29 - A small-sized army of medical personnel - 22 doctors, 50 nurses and 10 pharmacists - was being mustered Friday in preparation for tomorrow's mass immunization with Sabin Type III polio vaccine. Dr. Roy G. Reed is co-chairman with Dr. J.V. Hopkins of the three-part Sabin oral series now approaching its second public go-round. The oral vaccine is being offered to all 37,247 persons in the county who took the first dose of Type I on August 19th and 26th, and also to about 5,000 other residents who missed the first oral vaccine and who may start the series with Type III. More than 4,000 others are reported to have taken the Sabin series privately. The public immunization program is being sponsored by the Victoria-Calhoun-Goliad Counties Medical Society, which has under-written the cost but which expects persons able to do so to pay a minimum of 25 cents per dose.



1987

Sept. 24 - Kathleen James spent the morning Wednesday in the kitchen of her neighbor, Beatrice Fagg of 508 Mead, as they welcomed the fall season by balancing a dozen eggs on end. They were testing the theory that a calmed moment of balance occurs twice a year at equinox periods. According to their experiment, it does. Egg balancing, considered most popular at the spring equinox, has gained considerable notoriety in recent years. Mrs. James and Mrs. Fagg didn't say, however, whether they'd tried to stand eggs on end at any other time of the year.

Sept. 27 - President Reagan said Saturday he will reluctantly sign legislation reviving the nation's balanced-budget law but defiantly vowed he would not knuckle under to Congress' strategy of forcing him to accept either a tax increase or further reductions in defense spending.

"I have no choice but to sign this bill," Reagan said in his weekly radio address, calling the attachment of the budget measure to critically needed legislation raising the national debt ceiling "yet another example of Congress trying to force my hand."

In consenting to sign the revival of the 1985 Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law, Reagan avoided a debt-limit showdown with Congress next week and ended the first round of his nine-month battle with Capitol Hill over spending priorities. But he also set the stage for continued fiscal warfare with the Democratic-controlled 100th Congress.

The president pledged to continue his opposition to higher taxes and lower Pentagon spending and to fight for further cuts in domestic spending that Congress has rejected.

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