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Years ago for Sunday, Sep 15, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013 at 4:12 a.m.


1913

Sept. 17 - J.B. McDonald, a popular young confectionery dealer of this city, will open his oyster parlors for the season next Friday, September 19, and will conduct them in the room over his confectionery store. He has fitted up the room in handsome style for the purpose, and will do everything possible to please his patrons. He has secured the services of a first class cook, and will be in a position to give even better service than he did last year. He will not have oysters on the half shell until a little later in the season. Delivery of 25 cents worth and over will be made to any section of the city.

Sept. 18 - According to the U.S. Government Reports, 10,455 bales of cotton were ginned in Victoria County to September 1 of this year, as compared with 7,565 bales for the corresponding period of last year, a gain of 2,890 bales.

Sept. 19 - A stove invented by H.E. Atterbury of this city some time ago is now being manufactured in Springfield, Ill., under contract. Four different sizes are being made, including three heating stoves and a cooking stove. Mr. Atterbury is in Springfield superintending the manufacturing of the stoves, and his brother, A.R. Atterbury, is acting as his salesman in this section. Dr. H.G. Hertel is financing the venture. Springfield had donated a site of five acres and a $25,000 building for the factory, which will be placed in operation in a few months. Forty-five of the stoves have been sold here within the last few days.

1938

Sept. 20 - To get his squad into better physical condition, especially those key men who have been out for several days because of injuries, Coach Milton Perkins Monday afternoon drilled the Stingarees three hours. A squad of 33 was out for the practice session. The only man now on the sidelines is Leroy (Jug) Bell, who is recuperating from an infected toe. Gene Darter and Norman Carsner, who were out last week with injuries, are now well and working hard.

Sept. 21 - The F.W. Gross High School Bees will open their football season Friday night with the Refugio High School Tigers on the new Patti Welder Field at 8 p.m. The Bees seem to be a little faster in their backfield this year with Milton Bennett and Reese Bond showing much dash and flash. The Gross High School Band will make its first appearance Friday night at the game. This band is not as yet a year old, being only three months of school age. The pep squad will also be another feature to help entertain the public. Admission is $0.15 and $0.35. School officials are free.

1963

Sept. 16 - Mrs. Henry Flores was elected president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1269, at an election held Friday night. She succeeds Mrs. Joe Rendon. Other new officers are Mrs. Joe Reyna, first vice-president; Mrs. Lorenzo Hinojosa, second vice-president; Mrs. Felix Hinojosa, third vice-president; Mrs. Ralph Canales, secretary; Mrs. Isidore Ozuna, treasurer; Mrs. Fernando Castillo, ritual officer; Mrs. John Artero, historian; and Mrs. Rose Saenz, Mrs. Dennis Postel and Mrs. Joe Rendon, trustees.

Sept. 21 - Victoria School Superintendent C.O. Chandler, president of the 85,000 member Texas State Teachers Association, will deliver the keynote address of TSTA's 28-county Alamo District fall workshop scheduled Wednesday in San Antonio.

1988

Sept. 15 - Texas could become the financial capital of the South, if it concentrates on creating jobs in the right fields and educating all its youth.

"You have an enormous potential," said demographics forecaster Harold L. Hodgkinson, pointing to charts of where Texas shines best in the job market - the communications and transportation fields.

Hodgkinson, talking to nearly 800 Victorians at a Victoria College Auditorium seminar Tuesday, described what's wrong and what's right with the Texas job market - now and for the next generation of college graduates.

If Texas will concentrate on services - finance, real estate and insurance - as well as the top professions, it can become a regional capital.

Victoria, he said, should align itself with the San Antonio - Austin corridor because there are too many small urban areas in the state now. To succeed, Texas metro areas need to be bigger and closer together, as they are in East Coast and Great Lakes areas.

"The kinds of jobs you're creating may need some work," Hodgkinson told his audience, which included bankers, industry executives, educators and government officials.

In five professions, for example, Texas is low. The state has only 96,000 engineers; 23,900 financiers; 22,900 medical doctors; 27,400 lawyers and 21,000 computer programmers, said Hodgkinson.

By contrast, Texas is heavy in low-paid jobs: 265,900 secretaries; 246,700 fast-food workers, 167,800 janitors and 47,300 maids.

Although Texas ranked third in the nation in the number of jobs created from 1980 to 1986 - 1,043,000 jobs - most of those jobs were on the low end of the scale, said Hodgkinson.

Because of that factor, Texas ranked 46th in the nation in terms of growth in personal income - just a 1-percent growth - and 50th in terms of retail sales. In housing starts, another economic indicator in which Hodgkinson has faith, Texas ranked 46th.

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