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Years ago for Sunday, Nov 03, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013 at 5:31 a.m.


1913

Nov. 3 - The Victoria Motor Car Company reports the sales of the following 1914 Cadillac cars: one to the Misses Braman, one to the J.M. Pickerings, one to A.W. Turner and one to H.C. Koontz of Inez.

Nov. 8 - Ribbons won by the Victoria County corn exhibit at the Dallas State Fair are on exhibition at the Chamber of Commerce Hall. The exhibit made nearly a clean sweep of the prizes, as follows: corn exhibit championship, four first premiums, three second premiums, four third premiums and three fourth premiums. Their ribbons are of the finest silk and elegantly printed.

1938

Nov. 5 - In what promises to be the best six-man football game of the season here, St. Joseph's Flyers and Markham tangle Saturday night. The game will be played at the new Patti Welder Stadium starting at 8 o'clock. Coach Dick Harn's squad of Flyers is in pretty good condition. He is expected to start Halepaska and O'Connor at the wing posts, Kindell at center, Slaughter at quarter, Welder at halfback and Jecker at fullback.

Nov. 9 - Henry John Hauschild Jr. of this city has been elected a member of the University of Texas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is the highest scholastic honor that a student in the College of Arts and Sciences can receive.

1963

Nov. 6 - Cheerleaders for Bloomington High School's Bobcats this year are head cheerleaders Ann Gorham, Mary Ann Hanzelka, Lynn Sabrsula and Glynda Jeane.

Nov. 7 - Tom Wells has been elected president of the Victoria High School Distributive Education Club. Other officers elected are Pat Baumann, vice-president; Donna Lassman, secretary; Jerry Thornton, treasurer; Louis Hajek, parliamentarian, and Roxie Petru, reporter. Pat Baumann has been elected club sweetheart. Luther Thompson is club sponsor.

Nov. 9 - Voting for Victoria High's Homecoming Queen ended in a three-way tie Friday night, so all three were named queens. They are Pam Gardner, Diann Pair and La Juana Sherman.

1988

Nov. 4 - Some of Victoria's best and brightest are having to fight harder - on college entrance exams - to get into the universities of their choices.

Saturday in Victoria, 148 high school juniors and seniors will take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the exam used by 1,600 colleges to weed out freshmen from prospects.

They will join nearly 500,000 other teenagers nationwide Saturday in slugging through the SAT, the largest testing day of any day in the year.

To ensure that they do the best possible on the SAT, many students in Victoria are taking the test more than once. They start taking it as juniors, then repeat it if they think they can raise their scores.

From that trend a question has emerged on which views differ widely: can concentrated preparing actually help teens on the SAT, or its counterpart, the American College Test?

The SAT's administrator, the College Board, says no.

Coaching services say yes.

And high school counselors, such as Stroman's Esther Caddell, have mixed feelings.

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