Years ago for Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Feb. 25 - J.D. Deavers, a well-known blacksmith of this city, was seriously injured today when a pair of horses that he was driving became frightened and ran away. He was thrown out of the vehicle near the Delaware Hotel and rendered unconscious for a considerable time. Mr. Deavers is an employee of the Bailey Mills Company.
Feb. 26 - Tuesday night's masquerade ball given by Miss Pauline Gervais was one of the most enjoyable affairs of the season. Miss May Wheeler furnished the music for the occasion. The following were among the maskers: Mrs. John Towles, as a doll; Mrs. H.L. Ferguson, a sunflower; Mrs. H.C. Edwards, a gypsy; Mrs. Jim Doughty, Indian girl; Mrs. Tom Traylor, colonial dame; Mrs. H.M. Donalson, Japanese girl; Misses Mildred Whitsitt, Buster Brown; Merry Marmion, Camp Fire Girl; Gladys Jordan, Mary Jane; Malsch, gypsy; Bishop and Kessler, Gold Dust Twins; Mary Vandenberge, sultana; and Messrs. Cary Hamilton, trained nurse; Knave, a fashionable society woman; J.F. McCan, farmer. Many represented clowns and amused the crowd for the entire evening.
Feb. 28 - J.W. Rutland of the Rutland Department Store, Louis F. Haller of the Haller Dry Goods Company and Jake Levy of the firm of A. & S. Levy have just returned from New York City and other large Eastern markets, where they made exceptionally heavy purchases for their respective firms in anticipation of one of the most prosperous years in the history of Victoria.
Feb. 23 - The Lions Club basketball team took a fearful licking Thursday night from the Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce in Smith-Fischer Gym. Getting into the contest for the Lions were Milton Perkins, C.V. Pritchard, A.W. Harrison, Henry Kallina, Dick Turpen, Claude Mullins, I.M. Bettin and Harry Rathbone. Jaycees to see service included J.Q. Bass, Dr. James Sitterle, Leslie Cohen, Jack McKenzie, E.L. Wildman, Alfred Baass, Earl Hutchinson, Raymond McCollum and Ralph W. Wofford. Final Score: 56-19.
Feb. 27 - Two plays, presented by junior and senior groups, featured a recent meeting of the Bloomington 4-H Club during which County Agent D.B. McCombs also showed a film on the annual share-the-fun contest. Taking part in the senior play, "The Thing," were Judy Diemer, Linda Boedeker, Larry Fisher, Jo Ann Lokl and Carole Key while Doris Lokl, Bryan Harvey, Jimmy Dement, John Maroney, Debbe DuBose and Carol Thamm made up the case of the junior play, "Social Whirl."
March 1 - Our Lady of Victory's Club captured first place in the junior division of the Victoria County 4-H Share-the-Fun Contest, with "Aladdin and His Seven Wishes." Members of the cast are Renee Carville, Kay Gobar, Mary Katherine Knowlan, Judy Laza, Pauline Mladenka, Carleen Pechacek, Benbow Welker, Kitty Welker and Tina Welker.
Feb. 23 - A request for no parking zones on both sides of Love Street just north of Victoria High School will be presented to the City Council during its meeting Monday.
That session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the City Hall complex and will include a proposal from staff for higher ambulance service charges.
Constable William A. McCaskill Jr. of Precinct 4 is expected to make the no parking request. However, he will also be representing about 75 people who signed a petition asking for the designation.
While most of the signatures belong to residents in the area, 23 are from employees of nearby Smith Elementary School.
The 1200 block of Love Street, where the no parking would apply, is an area where teenagers gather before and after school. Some are students at Victoria High, but school officials have said others are dropouts.
They have been the subject of complaints in the past from people who live and work in the area and from motorists who travel through there.
The petition specifically notes the request is aimed at doing something about the problem of student loitering in the area. The no parking designation has been requested for the 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. period on weekdays.
Feb. 24 - The University of Houston-Victoria plans to begin its first doctoral degree program next fall.
UHV, in conjunction with the University of Houston's main campus, will offer a doctorate degree in education, UHV dean for academic affairs Don N. Smith said Wednesday.
"Having the program in Victoria will not make getting a doctorate easy, but it will make getting one possible for a number of very able people who would not otherwise have the opportunity," Smith said.
The program will need 25 to 30 qualified applicants before classes can begin.
Smith said a fairly large number of people have expressed interest in such a program.
"I don't look for it to be a problem to get 30 people," he said.
The program will be directed by Dr. Allen Warner, a founding member of UHV, now the associate dean for research at UH's College of Education. The degrees will be granted through the College of Education.
"This is a top quality doctoral program," Smith said. "UH's College of Education is recognized as one of the best in the country."
Three possible majors will be offered: curriculum and instruction, administration and supervision, and higher education administration.