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Years ago for Sunday, Nov 17, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013 at 5:14 a.m.


1913

Nov. 17 - The Advocate was published under difficulties and many other business concerns in the city were inconvenienced today by reason of the electric light plant shutting down, which is said to have been due to a lack of fuel as a result of the recent railroad strike. It is reported that the plant will be placed in operation again at 6 o'clock this evening.

Nov. 18 - Mrs. A.C. Chaney, of Telferner, was thrown out of her buggy here yesterday and slightly hurt when her horse ran away on North Bridge Street.

Nov. 22 - The Iroquois Club will give its annual Thanksgiving Ball in its elegant hall Tuesday night, Nov. 25. The event promises to be one of the most brilliant social affairs ever given in Victoria.

1938

Nov. 19 - The greatest Cuero football team in a decade in Cuero on Friday night beat back the challenge of the Victoria Stingarees to win in convincing fashion their first District 44-B championship since 1928. The score was 22 to 0. The victory really gave the Gobblers the East Zone title, but they have only to defeat an average Floresville team to win district laurels. They likely will meet in Cuero next Friday.

Nov. 23 - At least four Victoria school officials and teachers will attend the state teachers convention at Dallas this week. They are Supt. Porter S. Garner, County Supt. Claude B. Mullins, Assistant Supt. J.W. Edgar and W.E. Eckles. Mr. Garner has been invited to sit on the platform at Thursday's sessions. Mr. Edgar will address a sectional meeting.

1963

Nov. 20 - Argyle McLachlan, city attorney for Victoria, was elected chairman of the Salvation Army Board of Advisors for 1964 at a meeting of the board Tuesday afternoon at South Texas Savings Building. He will succeed Ray Langford, current chairman. Other 1964 officers elected at the meeting were Arthur L. Lapham, first vice-chairman; Jim Chilcoat, second vice-chairman; B.G. Albrecht, treasurer, and Mrs. Frank Guittard, secretary. Also named to the board for 1964 are Harry Slotnik, Bill Kloth, Jack Wood, Phil Davis, Larry Reidel, Lynn Roloff, Mrs. Claude Pepper and O.R. Buehler.

Nov. 21 - Football letters for 25 players and two managers have been announced by Coach Harlon Gerhold of the St. Joseph Flyers as follows: Jimmy Cattan, Bobby Denison, Mal Byrne, Tim Bundick, David Wearden, Jimmy Traber, Jay Cohen, Ricky Byars, Joe Schwarzbach, Earl Erikson, Mike Shelton, Randy Carville, Arthur Meitzen, Jimmy Post, Alan Obsta, Clarence Parkan, Joe De Los Santos, Johnny Rouse, Allen Schoener, Jim Gobar, Milton McDonnell, Tommy Post, Bud Gobar, Mike O'Connell and Joe Gusman. The two managers announced were W.J. Sparks and Hal Redmon.

1988

Nov. 18 - Psychic entertainer Russ Burgess, a professor at Boston's Northeastern University, performed funny feats of apparent mind reading, future gazing and ESP on Thursday night before a gathering of the Executive Dinner Club.

Burgess, who claimed that university studies have shown his predictions of the future to be 87 percent correct, appeared to have predicted a headline in The Victoria Advocate.

He said he mailed a letter to the Dinner Club's secretary last week containing a headline that would be found in Thursday's local paper.

When the club secretary produced the letter and opened it, it contained a piece of paper which read: Deficit Panel Warned Economy Imperiled. The actual headline appearing in the paper over an Associated Press story from Washington, D.C., was as follows: Deficit Panel Told Economy Imperiled.

"Missed it by one word," the comic psychic exclaimed, adding that he was glad the folks in Washington have finally figured out that the economy is in trouble.

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