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Years ago for Sunday, Feb 03, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:31 p.m.




1913

Feb. 5 - California is now summoning women as grand jurors. Let Southern chivalry stop and think. Do you think it would improve her fine moral sensibilities by listening to harrowing tales of crime, and by uncovering motives that lead to the most dastardly crimes in the underworld? Would you have the purity of your lovely, rosy-cheeked daughter soiled by being forced in contact with any and everybody? If you are fit for nothing else on earth, you may do great good by protecting the chastity and purity of your home.

Feb. 8 - Retail price of gasoline is twenty-five cents a gallon. We want good roads but if engine fuel goes much higher, what will we do with them?

The married woman's equal property rights bill has finally passed and needs only the signature of the governor to make it a law.



1938

Feb. 6 - Showing marked improvement over previous play, Coach Dick Harn's Patti Welder High School's Stingarees on Friday night won over St. Joseph's Flyers, 26 to 20, to capture the city basketball championship. Gene (Dynamite) Darter led the Stingaree scorers with eleven points. He was followed closely by Alfred Hernandez, who rang up five field goals for ten points.

Feb. 7 - Director O.C. Stroman and six members of his Patti Welder High School debating team returned home Sunday from Houston, where Friday and Saturday they participated in the invitation John Regan High School debating tournament. The Victoria team was composed of Clarence Durham, Paul Stubblefield, Virginia Higgins, Patricia Wedemeier, Elizabeth Pela and Dorothy Urban.

Feb. 9 - A farewell to the old St. Joseph's High School on South cojuMain Street will be held February 24. The students have high hopes of entering their new school (in College Park) sometime early in March.



1963

Feb. 3 - Creaking harness and the crunch of wagon wheels will mark the start of the second annual Six Flags Trail Ride this morning at about 11 a.m. A sizeable number of riders were camped in the park last night, with more expected to join the party this morning before the ride gets underway. At least 250 riding enthusiasts are expected to take part. Gene Geistman is Trail Boss, and Norman Lumpkin the Wagon Master. They expect to arrive in San Antonio Thursday afternoon and will participate in the Western Parade Friday in connection with the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Feb. 4 - The Victoria High Stingarettes play their first home District game tonight, meeting Wharton at 7:30 in the Victoria High gym. A contest between the B teams opens the program at 6. Angleton trimmed the Victoria girls in their District opener at Angleton Thursday night. Victoria's starting lineup probably will consist of Linda Johnson, Donna Hollan and Dorothy Vermillion at forwards, Marilyn Sumbera, Rae Cohen and Rosemary Wrigge at guards. On Thursday the Stingarettes play at El Campo and make their next home appearance Monday against Port Lavaca.



1988

Feb. 3 - When Catholic Diocese of Victoria Bishop Charles V. Grahmann sees the Pope early next week at the Vatican, he won't be empty handed.

Bishop Grahmann said Tuesday he intends to present the Pope with an 18-minute video documentary on the 300-year history of the Victoria diocese.

The bishop, who will leave Victoria for Rome Thursday, presented a preview of the video during a brief news conference held at the chancery conference room. Titled "The Diocese of Victoria, A People of God Living an Adventure in Faith," the video depicts the history of the Catholic Church in the 10-county diocese, reaching back to the landing of La Salle and his fellow Frenchmen and proceeding forward in time to the present.

Copies of the video will be available to some 100 parishes and missions serving an estimated 100,000 Catholics. The video will be shown in conjunction with the second annual diocesan services appeal, an effort which financially lends support to religious and academic instruction, spiritual development, youth and family ministries, the diocesan newspaper, the retreat center and religious vocations.

Bishop Grahmann said the video also will be available to all interested groups and organizations who wish to view it.

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