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Years ago for Sunday, Mar 03, 2013

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 28, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 27, 2013 at 8:28 p.m.




1913

March 6 - Yesterday evening at 6 o'clock near the marble yard Mr. Dean's automobile struck the rear end of the Thomas Grocery delivery wagon and knocked it to the side of the street leaving the harness loose from the horse. The driver was unceremoniously thrown from the wagon, but he sustained no serious injuries, except terrible fright. It is a wonder such accidents are not more frequent.

March 8 - The sidewalks and crossings in many places are in a wretched condition on account of the mud. This is not as it should be. Something is wrong. A young man might brave the elements to take his girl to church; but he would be unwise to start on such a mission in the present condition of our sidewalks. The couple would find good traveling until they struck an unpaved portion of the street, and there both would stick until they were rescued.



1938

March 4 - Eleven Patti Welder High School thinly clads are reporting daily for practice under Coach Aubrey Reece. Those reporting are: Lawrence Nichols, hurdles and relay; Eugene Darter, sprints and relay; Robert Earl (Shorty) Loyd, quarter mile; Roy Meyer, broad jump and relay; John Kruppa, shotput; Carl Slaughter, pole vault and high jump; Frank Crain, sprints and relay; Kies, sprints; Charles Gathright, high jump, and Pace, high jump and hurdles.

March 5 - Although the entire fund has not been raised, actual construction of the grandstand at Victoria's new baseball park, located on the new St. Joseph's High School grounds north of the city, will get underway tomorrow. E.J. Gerdes, Victoria building contractor, has the contract to erect the stands. He hopes to have it completed within two weeks.



1963

March 3 - Two Victoria All Star teams, consisting of the top women bowlers in the city, defeated the famed Columbia 300 Club of San Antonio Saturday night at the Victoria Bowling Lanes. In the first two-game series, a Victoria team of Jessie Waldrop, Juanita Rigamonti, Mary Beller and Mary Parisch won by 1,452 pins against 1,336; and in the second match, a Victoria quartet of Bessie Evans, Alice Kruppa, Helen Bardwell and Naomi King triumphed by 1, 421 to 1,364. Jessie Waldrop had the highest score of the night, 237. Other 200 frames by Victorians were 203 by Juanita Rigamonti and 211 by Alice Kruppa.

March 7 - Five of eleven lovely and talented Victoria County girls were chosen Wednesday night as finalists in competition for Western Week Queen of the 4-H and FFA Livestock Show Friday through Monday. They were Sharon McCray, Diann Pair, LaJuana Sherman, Kathleen Welder and Mary Francis Woods. The five will be judged at 7:30 p.m. Friday in finals at the Jaycee Hall show-grounds in City Park. Winner will reign over the 17th annual Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce show and appear on the queen's float, accompanied by the other four finalists, in the Western Parade Saturday.

March 9 - Victoria construction got off to a three-quarters of a million dollars start during the first two months of 1963, according to figures just released by Building Inspector A.E. Haschke, with a healthy $394,850 of this total in commercial construction. Twenty new residential units were permitted at an estimated cost of $272,607, ten each in January and February.



1988

March 3 - Sen. Bob Dole, bidding to make up ground in the South, said the United States should react in any way necessary "including military force" to protect its interests in Panama and the Canal Zone, while Democrat Jesse Jackson retraced steps taken 23 years ago by civil rights marchers in Selma, Ala.

Michael Dukakis began airing a new television commercial attacking Richard Gephardt and turning his Democratic rival's populist rallying cry - "It's your fight, too" - on its head.

The advertisement says Gephardt is taking campaign contributions from "big establishment power brokers," and adds, "Kinda makes you wonder, is Dick Gephardt fighting your fight or theirs?"

Dole and Vice President George Bush swapped fresh attacks in new television commercials as the campaign intensified for support in a critical round of Southern primaries on Super Tuesday next week.

March 4 - Eighth-grader Melanie Rose Trevino spelled her way to victory Thursday morning with a mastery of "repetitious" on which her Victoria County Spelling Bee opponent had stumbled.

Cautiously sounding out the letters after asking for a re-pronunciation, the Howell Intermediate student put the "e's" and "i's" in the right sequence and then spelled a second word, "horizontalize," to capture the county title.

As the roomful of young spellers, their parents and teachers broke into applause, Melanie relaxed and got a hug from master of ceremonies Bill Jones, who presented a large atlas as one of her prizes.

March 5 - Lane Frost and Tuff Hedeman compete against each other in bull riding, yet each is the biggest supporter of the other.

Frost, of Lane, Okla., is the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's 1987 world champion bull rider. Hedeman, of Bowie, was the 1986 world champion bull rider.

"Try" and "determination" are words that continually emerge in print when the Prorodeo Sports News interviews other bull riders about the pair of 24-year-olds.

But, despite the fact they compete with each other for the rewards and honors of being the top bull rider, they are traveling partners and, foremost, close friends.

So, it seems fitting that the 1987 National Finals Rodeo saw the two cowboys trade places. In 1986, Frost rode nine of his ten bulls, which was an NFR record, to capture the 1986 NFR bull riding average. He finished third for the year, while Hedeman was named the world champion.

Then, in 1987, Hedeman rode nine of ten bulls at the NFR to win the NFR bull riding average and finish third for the year. Frost claimed the world championship title.

Frost has been quoted as saying, "I told Tuff we'd switch this year. That's how we planned it when we came here (NFR)."

The cowboys don't describe their situation as a friendly rivalry. "It's just me trying to ride the best I can. It's me against the bull," Hedeman said when he and Frost called from Houston, where they were both competing in the Houston Livestock Show's PRCA rodeo.

Both cowboys are scheduled to ride in Saturday's performance of Victoria's PRCA rodeo. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Community Center arena.

March 6 - Two Victoria High School juniors won the best of show honors at Saturday's Victoria County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Greg Middleton, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Middleton, won with his project titled "Divorced Students and Their Problems: A Second Year Study."

Karmin El-Mahmoudi, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wadieh El-Mahmoudi, won with his project titled "Delaying an Aircraft's Stall with Design Enhancements."

Ryan Wilhelmsen, a sophomore at Stroman High School, was named alternate best of show winner with his project titled "the Alarming Laser." He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wilhelmsen.

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