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Years ago for Sunday, Mar 09, 2014

By Victoria Advocate
March 6, 2014 at 3:06 a.m.


1914

March 9 - The Victoria Civic Association has inaugurated a movement to make Victoria a typical Southern city, and its first endeavor along this lie is to encourage the planting of palms. Mrs. Chas. C. Zirjacks and Mrs. J.J. Warden, a committee appointed by the association, is now urging citizens residing on Santa Rosa Street from the S.P. Depot to William Street to the Denver Hotel to plant palms along their sidewalks.

March 11 - The plans of Hull and Praeger have been accepted for the church that is to be erected here by the Presbyterian congregation at the corner of Liberty and Common streets. About 20 architects submitted plans, including several of note from the large cities, and the success of Hull and Praeger against such strong competition is most creditable to them. The new church will cost $45,000. It will be built of brick and terra cotta. Architects expect to have the plans ready for submission to the building contractors in about 30 days.

March 14 - J.A. McFaddin, A.M. McFaddin, T.D. Wood, Mrs. and Mrs. Martin O'Connor, Howell Austin, R.H. Wood, J.B. Wood, J.W. Henderson, C.T. Beck, C.E. Martin and R.H. Griffith have returned from Fort Worth, where they attended the Texas Cattle Raisers' Convention.

March 15 - A.J. Wheeler and W.K. Marriott will leave tomorrow for Fort Worth to attend the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. Mr. Marriott will represent the Guadalupe Lodge and Mr. Wheeler the Victoria Lodge.

1939

March 13 - At the Gulf Coast Council First Aid Contest at Corpus Christi on Saturday afternoon, Sammy Cattan, Jack and Bobby Lawrence, John Pribyl, Lee Earl Meyer and Albert Smith, under the direction of Brother Leo Schulz, assistant scoutmaster, represented scout Troop No. 64, which was one of the 15 teams present to participate in the contest. Troop No. 52, of Robstown, won first place. Victoria's troop received 500 points out of a possible 600 to win seventh place.

1964

March 10 - The price of haircuts and all other barber services will go up 25 cents Tuesday at six leading Victoria barber shops. Mel Felder made the announcement as spokesman for a group of barbers and barber shop owners who agreed on the price increase Monday. Felder pointed out it will be the first price increase since 1957 for the shops, when services also went up 25 cents. Price of a regular man's haircut will go from $1.25 to $1.50. Felder pointed out the six shops participating in the price hike are Palace, Watkins Town and Country, Rudy Matocha, M.L. Caraway, Walter B. Lengefeld and South Texas Savings Building Shop.

March 12 - Eight finalists will compete for the yearlong reign of Queen Victoria at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jaycee Hall. They are Madaline Murphy, Martha Greeson, LaJuana Sherman, Gail Gerrard, Mona Poole, Sharon McCray, Connie Gilliam and Jan Alkek. They were selected from a slate of 25 contestants Tuesday evening in the Crain Junior High School auditorium before a crowd of some 375 spectators. Two runners-up will also be named Friday.

Town Talk: Fred Uloth and Mrs. Bettie Summers winning titles of best western dressed faculty members at Victoria High School ... and friends about town suggesting Joe Conti Jr., in western attire, looking much like the TV marshal, Matt Dillon.

1989

March 14 - Mike D. Dohmann sold his 1,164-pound grand champion steer to H-E-B for $4,365 Monday night at the Victoria Livestock Show auction.

H-E-B paid $3.75 a pound for the Maine anjou steer. Last year, the grand champion steer brought $2.90 a pound.

Dohmann, 18, is the son of Felton and Maxine Dohmann. He is a member of the County Line 4-H Club.

There were 208 lots sold, with the first 21 being sold in about an hour and a half. The auction format was different this year, with seven lots selling before the grand and reserve champion lots were sold.

The 14 lots of grand and reserve champions brought a total of $29,509.80, which exceeded last year's total of $26,448.85 for the 14 lots.

Ronnie Morris, Dr. Tom Moscatelli, Louis Kolle, Bob Massey and Jim Hartman caught bids for auctioneer Dan Mozisek.

Trista Marbach, 11, received $1,885 for her grand champion lamb. First Victoria National Bank paid the Westwood 4-H Club member $14.50 a pound for the 130-pound lamb.

Miss Marbach is the daughter of Richard and Debra Marbach.

The grand champion hog was bought by Cain Chemical Co. for $1,962. Cody Pierce received $9 a pound for the 218-pound animal.

Pierce, 8, is the son of Larry and Melinda Pierce. He is a member of Kelly Creek 4-H Club.

Chris Weisiger, 12, sold his grand champion steer carcass to Griffin and Griffin, Attorneys at Law, for $2,229.50. The Guadalupe 4-H Club member received $3.50 a pound for his 637-pound carcass.

He is the son of Craig and Carolyn Weisiger.

The grand champion lamb carcass was sold by Ryan Barnett to Victoria Bank and Trust for $840, or $14 a pound, for the 60-pound carcass.

Barnett, 9, is a member of the Rock-N B 4-H Club. He is the son of Bishene Barnett.

Nine-year-old Brandi Leita sold her 193-pound grand champion hog carcass to Atzenhoffer Chevrolet for $2,316.

Atzenhoffer Chevrolet paid Miss Leita $12 a pound for the carcass.

Miss Leita is a member of Wood Hi 4-H Club and is the daughter of Jerry and Rhonda Leita.

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