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Sept. 27, 2012 at 4:27 a.m.




1912

Oct. 4 - A man, aged about 50 years, had his right arm frightfully mangled in a gin stand at Tivoli this afternoon. He was brought here for treatment, the trip being made in an automobile in the fast time of two hours. The man is being attended by Dr. E.A. Malsch at Miss Leuschner's Sanitarium.

Oct. 6 - The receipts of the Victoria post office show a most substantial increase over last year's business. For the quarter just ending, receipts are $4,586.53; for the same period last year, receipts were $4,011.37, showing an increase for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 1912 over same period last year of $575.16.



1937

Oct. 1 - A group of old-time baseball players met in the Denver Hotel club rooms last night and decided to stage an old-timers game here Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at 3 o'clock, the proceeds to be used toward the purchase of an iron lung for the city. And they will play hard ball, not soft ball. Rev. Thomas Coleman, a Boston Red Sox catcher at one time, and Bill Erwin are to captain one team known as the "Goodfellows." Hobby Abshier and Gerald Dubose will pilot the other team, to be known as "Old Folks."

Oct. 2 - Town Talk: R.K. (Dick) Turpen, who operates the Victoria Typewriter Company here, leads the entire United States in the sales of Victor adding machines, it has been announced. As a matter of fact, Mr. Turpen is the only dealer in the "600 percent quota" class, his percentage being 630 percent at this time.

Oct. 5 - The World Series starting tomorrow between the New York Yankees and New York Giants will have special significance to Victorians. Tom Baker, who was born in this city, is a member of the Giant pitching corps and may get into one of the games in a relief capacity. He was voted a full share of the series "melon" Monday.



1962

Oct. 3 - The possibility of at least one and perhaps two women being added to the board of directors of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce was advanced Tuesday as a nominating committee for prospective new directors of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce was appointed. Naming Dave Lack as chairman and Robert R. Martin and Dan Coleman as members of the nominating panel, chamber president Jack R. Morrison instructed the trio to offer the names of 12 candidates for six directorships by Oct. 16. The question of whether women were eligible to hold directorships in the chamber was raised by Lack, and although it apparently was posed entirely "out of the blue," it drew an instant response from Morrison. "Any member of the chamber is eligible to be tapped by the nominating committee," the president said. "Personally, I think it would be a fine idea to have female representation on the chamber board."

Oct. 6 - The Victoria High School Band, 85 members strong, will be among the 100 high school bands participating in the annual Band Day ceremony Saturday at the University of Texas. Fred Junkin, director, said the band will be guest of the university Saturday night at the Texas-Tulane football game.



1987

Sept. 30 - Society can no longer think of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome as a disease of homosexuals and drug users. AIDS is fast becoming an "us" disease, according to medical professionals leading an AIDS Panel discussion.

The discussion, held at Live Oak Hospital Tuesday night, was attended by medical workers and the general public.

Delivering the opening and closing remarks, Dr. Dan Dugi, of Cuero, said projections reveal there may be 270,000 AIDS cases in the United States by 1990. The current figure hovers at about 40,000.

Dr. Floyd House, psychiatrist, said there may be several million AIDS cases already in Africa, and about 25 percent of those cases have been found in women.

Within the next 10 years the so-called "high risk" group will change over from the gay population and drug addicts to heterosexuals, said Dugi. With education and awareness he believes the homosexual sub-culture will slow down its infection rate. Unfortunately, drug users will continue to be a link between the homosexual and heterosexual cultures.

Dugi estimated that 4 percent of the American population having the AIDS virus is heterosexual.

"Within the next five years that percentage will double, and after that it will double again," he said, noting eventually the heterosexuals will become the "high risk" group.

"AIDS is a very complex disease," he said, describing the killer as a disease that slowly goes about wrecking the body's immune system.

Very little is known about the virus, he admitted. The syndrome is triggered by a virus that may on the onset produce flu-like or mononucleosis-like symptoms. The virus replicates slowly, gradually killing off cells in a re-occurring pattern. Antibodies become ineffective and deficient.

Oct. 6 - Several senior citizens in the seven county Golden Crescent region are getting a second chance in the work force thanks to the Senior Employment Program.

Funded through the Texas Department on Community Affairs, the program trains people aged 55 and older to return to the active work force. The job development division of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission administers the program. Ignacio Diaz-Risa is the instructor.

Students receive two-week training on preparing resumes and completing job applications, as well as conducting business on the telephone, explained Joyce Dean, intake/job development coordinator for the GCRPC.

As part of their training, the students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses which help program coordinators work toward making job placements. They also list their job interests and whether they would prefer full or part-time employment.

During one recent class session, students discussed the importance of accuracy, competition, ambition and determination in seeking and keeping a job. One student said that he believed that older citizens have more of these traits than younger people.

Diaz agreed, adding that older workers "are more determined to prove themselves to their employers than the younger people. The older workers have developed more of the skills that younger people have not."

Many of the students are retirees living on fixed incomes. Ms. Dean said that many of them have found it difficult to survive on their pensions and find it necessary to supplement their incomes.

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