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Years ago for Sunday, Oct 13, 2013

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 10, 2013 at 5:10 a.m.


1913

Oct. 13 - R.W. Griffith, a prominent stockman of this county, was able to be on the streets today for the first time in several weeks. Mr. Griffith had been critically ill with typhoid fever, and has numerous friends who will be delighted to learn of his recovery.

Only 12 of the 41 county schools are in session because of rains delaying harvesting of crops. It will probably be about three more weeks before all the schools are open.

Oct. 18 - Paul F. Ebert was tendered a farewell party by his congregation of English Lutherans last night at the K. of C. Hall. The party was attended by 156 people and was one of the most enjoyable events ever given in Victoria. Mr. Ebert has not been ordained a minister yet, and will go to Columbus, Ohio, for the purpose of completing his studies in theology at the Capital University. He came here from Columbus about five months ago for the purpose of organizing an English Lutheran congregation, and has been eminently successful in his work. In fact, there are few instances on record where anyone has succeeded as well as he has in the religious field. His congregation now numbers 200 and is contemplating the erection of a handsome house of worship. Mr. Ebert is a young gentleman of the grandest character and has made many strong friends here among all denominations.

1938

Oct. 14 - Victoria school children this week were given instructive talks on fire prevention and other subjects kindred to Fire Prevention Week, now in effect, when a committee of four called at various schools of the city and delivered brief talks. The committee consisted of Rev. R.N. MacCallum, Rev. J.M. Schedler, L.L.B. Hofer and Fire Marshal P.H. Salziger.

Oct. 15 - Generating tremendous power - power that in previous games had been only potential, Victoria's orange and black shirted Stingarees Friday night at the new Patti Welder Stadium rolled up what is believed to be their largest score in trampling a weak Kenedy High School eleven, 55 to 0.

1963

Oct. 16 - Twelve local men have been selected by a Victoria Chamber of Commerce nominating committee as candidates for six board of director seats being vacated. They are John Alkek of the Victoria Advocate; Dr. Charles Borchers, local physician; Lester Bressie, J.C. Penney store manager; Jack Bright, lumber yard partner; R.H. (Dick) Cory, attorney and state representative; J.D Cullen of DuPont; C.A. Dickerson, Groce-Wearden executive; Louis Gaschke of Sky Top Rig Co.; Charles Gladden, Pontiac dealer; Charles Lanik, HEB Food Store manager; and Ted Reed, assistant high school principal. Outgoing directors are Richard Henderson, Tom Jones, Dave Lack, F.M. Summers, Neil Whitley and Jack R. Morrison. The nominating committee was composed of Tom Jones, J.D. Moore and Bill Ruddock.

1988

Oct. 17 - A year after Wall Street's crash, Americans widely view the stock market as a risky investment, and fully a third see a good chance it will plummet again soon, a Media General-Associated Press poll has found.

Although respondents doubted the market's stability, 75 percent said the crash of Oct. 19, 1987, had little or no effect on their lives, and only about one in 10 said their finances had worsened in the past year.

But the crash did have one apparent impact: Of the 1,125 adults in the national telephone survey, more than six in 10 said they were being more cautious with their money now than they were a year ago.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 508 points in panic selling on Black Monday, after dropping 108 points the previous Friday. Stock losses amounted to $500 billion, but the crash did not set off an economic recession, as had been feared.

One year after the crash, the Dow Jones has recovered all but about 100 points that it lost on Black Monday.

Republican presidential nominee George Bush has relied on prosperity as a campaign theme, and the poll found a receptive audience for that approach. Most expressed satisfaction with their family income, with 57 percent saying they were "doing all right," and 9 percent rating themselves "well off."

Oct. 19 - A new computer and software should help the National Weather Service office in Victoria issue more timely flooding warnings for local and area streams.

Nick Scott, meteorologist-in-charge of the Victoria office, said the new system could have far-reaching effects.

Among other things, he said it should give weathermen in Victoria hours of advanced notice in the event of heavy rainfall upstream. That can allow the local office to issue advisories earlier than before, giving the public more time to prepare.

With the new computer system, meteorologists in Victoria can have almost instant access to rainfall, stream flow and reservoir level data.

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