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Years ago for Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

By Victoria Advocate
April 17, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 16, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.


1914

April 22 - Bob Bledsoe has made arrangements to get two reports a day by wire on the war in Mexico and exhibit them at his cigar store as soon as they are received. One report will come in about 3 p.m. and the other about 6 p.m., and they will be on display for the general public.

April 24 - The Victoria Motor Car Co., which has been advertising in the Advocate the past few days to sell the best gasoline at 12 cents, called this morning to have the ad changed to show the price now at 10 cents per gallon. It is understood that an oversupply of gasoline in all quarters is causing the price cut.

1939

April 21 - The Victoria Fire Department Paris Rule team took part in the firemen's races in Yorktown on Thursday night and won second place. Twenty teams were entered. The time of the Victoria team was 19 and one-fifth seconds. Port Lavaca, with a time of 19 seconds flat, won first place. The local team was composed of Marion Warrach, captain, Frank Wagner, Chris Zafereo, Ben Hathaway and Caesar Leita.

April 26 - Local contributions to a fund to alleviate the sufferings of persecuted Jews and other races at the hands of European tyrants at this time continue to pour in, according to the committee in charge of the movement here. Everything possible to increase this local fund is being made, including a benefit show, which will be at the Uptown Theatre on Friday and is being presented through the cooperation of owner Rubin Frels.

1964

April 20 - Victoria County 4-H teams captured a fourth and a fifth place at College Station on Saturday in the District 10 livestock judging contests. The senior team took fifth place in the competition. Members of the senior team were Douglas Kruppa, Dennis Pozzi, Joe Mitscherling and Dale Wischkaemper. The junior team, composed of James Possi, Norman Schoener, Robert LeJune and Toby Higginbotham, captured a fourth-place award.

April 25 - All 68 students of Nursery Elementary School are in the cast of Loco Burrito, a colorful "South of the Border" operetta, set for 8 p.m. Tuesday. Admission to the springtime comedy is 25 cents. Those playing major roles include Lee Waller, Linda Hernandez, Calvin Kuykendall, Leroy Jalufka, Belinda Cano, Ernest Castillo, Edgar Lehnert, Manuel Aguirre, Tom Pena, Hartfrey Merritt, Yvonne Thigpen, Margaret Crawford, Christine Jalufka, Cynthia Wright, Margaret Waller, John Curlee, Laster Lehnert, Robert Bardwell and Richard Garcia.

1989

April 23 - Victoria is due an annual spring cleaning starting Monday when a series of Keep Victoria Beautiful activities sweep through the city, said program coordinator Beverly Zielonka.

The Keep Victoria Beautiful hotline will open Monday morning, giving Victorians the opportunity to request assistance for bulky or heavy litter and debris pickup. Zielonka said a permission slip must be signed by the property owner before the large refuse may be removed.

The 24-hour hotline telephone number is 361-572-2737, and pickup will take place May 6 during the city's massive cleanup day. If no one is available to answer the call, a recorder will take messages.

Starting Wednesday, the city landfill will be open for a week free of charge.

Arrangements have been made to have Dumpsters located at eight locations in the city. Zielonka said the locations should be selected sometime late this week. Keep Victoria Beautiful is still tabulating a survey of trashy hot spots in the city.

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