Years ago for Sunday, Jun 19, 2011

June 16, 2011 at 1:16 a.m.


June 19 - Miss Jessie Eason, late of Wharton, who is stenographer for R.B. Hamlett, of this city, fell and fractured her right wrist and slightly strained her spine while stepping from a moving train at the depot here Saturday afternoon. She boarded the train to greet her mother, who was passing through from Wharton to Beeville.

June 23 - Louis Goehring has constructed an ingenious natatorium on the river below the wagon bridge, affording a splendid resort for those who desire to bathe in the stream wit absolute safety.

June 24 - J.A. Lingo, local agent, has sold two more 4-horse power Indian motorcycles, one to Ben H. Barnes and one to Robert Morris.

June 25 - The Victoria Country Club was duly organized yesterday with a membership of forty, and has applied for a state charter, without specifying any capital stock. R.L. Daniel is secretary of the club, and F.B. Lander, V.B. Proctor and Frank A. Welder constitute the Executive Committee and Theodore Buhler, L.F. Haller and J.F. McCan the House Committee. Dr. George M. Tying, a prominent dentist, who owns the leased property at Sutton Mott, will superintend it, and his beautiful residence will be used for the club house.


June 19 - An air-conditioning system that will provide temperatures of around 78 degrees, or less if desired, during the hottest days of summer is now being installed at the Manhattan Cafe.

June 20 - Rev. M.A. Ritzen, beloved pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church for the past 11 years, will leave early in September for Lincoln, Neb., to become superintendent of the Tabitha Home, large orphans' and old folks' institution. His successor here has not been made known.

June 21 - The United States Weather Bureau reported that a severe tropical disturbance was moving toward the Texas Gulf coast between Brownsville and Corpus Christi late Saturday night.

June 22 - The Victoria Rosebuds captured the first ball championship of the Southwest Texas Amateur League yesterday by defeating the Cuero Turkey Trotters, 4 to 2. Darrell May, nonchalant side-arm hurler, had the Trotters eating out of his hand until a ninth-inning uprising brought them two runs.

June 23 - The Victoria Lions Club will change its club room for weekly luncheon meetings from the Denver Hotel to the refrigerated private dinner room of the Manhattan Cafe in the future. The first meeting at the new location will be tomorrow noon at the regular time -12:10.

June 24 - An attractive photograph of Miss Mildred Lynch, talented daughter of Ticket Agent and Mrs. H.E. Lynch, appears in the June Issue of the Southern Pacific Bulletin.

June 25 - M.O. Simon relinquished the office of president of the Lions Club to Rev. E.C. Calhoun at today's meeting.


June 19 - Bill Fisher and Terry Morris of Victoria teamed with Ed Mulligan and William Bonnot of Edna to win the Mid-Coast Golf Association monthly sweepstakes Sunday with a team effort of 13 under par at Hatch Bend Country Club at Port Lavaca. Leon Vardeman, O'Neal Murray and B.L. Crockett Sr. of Victoria, and Ron Kuerner of Point Comfort were second at 10 under par. Third place went to a threesome of Norman Freeze and Mel Shillings of Port Lavaca and Curt Yego of Victoria with an eight-under-par score. Eighty-six players participated. The July competition will be held on Victoria's Riverside Municipal course.

June 20 - Matters broached by private citizens will be taken up at future council meetings only when placed on the agenda by written requests to the city five days in advance, it was ruled Monday by City Council. Councilmen made the ruling at the end of a three-hour meetings largely devoted to discussing eighteen matters, most of which were brought up by citizens interested in various aspects of the proceedings, filled the council chamber to overflowing as councilmen held their longest meeting since city manager government went into effect in Victoria in 1957.

June 23 - The Guadalupe River crested at Victoria Thursday at 30.31 feet and by 5:15 p.m. had begun a very slow fall. It was the second highest crest in the city's recorded history, according to A.D. Anders, official river gauger at Victoria for the Department of Commerce. The highest official crest ever recorded was 31.40 on July 4, 1936., Anders said. The previous second-highest crest was 30.28 feet on Feb. 23, 1958. The flooding river water covered the southwestern corner of the city, forcing an estimated 30 families to evacuate their homes. Hardest hit residential areas were Green's Addition just across the Moody Street bridge and homes west of Moody Street near the bridge. Much of City Park is under water, including the golf course, baseball diamond and rodeo arena. D.B. McCombs, county agriculture agent, estimates up to 8,000 acres of cultivated land and up to 20,000 acres of pastureland under water. No livestock losses have been reported.


June 21 - Hill Country artist Elizabeth Walsh will join Victoria sculptor Sonny Timme in a display of their work Monday through Friday at Victoria Savings, 5606 Hallettsville Highway. The show is titled "Wings in Bronze and Brush" and will mark the first Victoria showing of Ms. Walsh, a noted Aububon artist. Ms. Walsh dedicates her work exclusively to Hill Country birds. Her paintings have the qualities of oils and watercolors due to an unusual and old work medium, casein paint, which she uses.

June 24 - The Victoria Parks and Recreation Department has announced it will sponsor Red Cross certified swimming lessons June 30-July 17 and July 21-Aug. 7 at the Community Center Swimming Pool. Lessons will be held Mondays through Thursdays, with six 30-minute sessions to be scheduled between 8:30-11:30 a.m. daily. Classes will be grouped according to ability and previous instruction. Pool fee is $10 for city residents and $20 for non-city residents. Each session will be limited to 60 students, and children six and older as of June 1 are eligible. Registration is underway at the Parks office in Riverside Park through June 27. If openings remain, registration will also be held at the pool office on June 30.

June 25 - The Victoria Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a workshop Thursday to receive a report from Bruce Anderson of Page, Anderson and Turnbull Inc. of San Francisco. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The company has formulated specific recommendations and guidelines for people restoring historically significant buildings and for those planning to build in old neighborhoods.



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