Years ago for Sunday, Jan 22, 2012

Jan. 19, 2012 at midnight
Updated Jan. 18, 2012 at 7:19 p.m.


Jan. 23 - E.A. Wade has sold his interest in the Victoria Creamery and Ice Cream Co. and will return to Alva, Okla., to manage a creamery. He will leave about Feb. 1 and will make the trip, a distance of 800 miles, in his Buick automobile, expecting to reach his destination in five days.

Jan. 24 - A genuine case of cerebrospinal meningitis has developed at Yoakum. The patient is a 4-year-old boy. Dr. Walker diagnosed the case, and the other physicians of the city agreed on his diagnosis. They made a "lumbar puncture" and the fluid extracted contained considerable puss and the meningitis germ.

Jan. 27 - The merchants of Victoria are complaining of the dull business, which is largely due to the present train service. Formerly, people from nearby stations could come to Victoria to shop and return home the same day. Now, two days are required.


Jan. 22 - Numerous persons are confined to their homes in this city at this time suffering with influenza and bad colds. As many as three and four are down in several families. Half of the high school basketball team is ill, four Advocate carriers have been unable to deliver papers for a week, and other businesses have suffered likewise from the epidemic.

Jan. 26 - On May 16, 1919, the Victoria Rotary Club was organized. Twenty-two charter members were enrolled at that time. Of these 22, eight still are active members of the club. They are Bill Barnes, Frank Crain, W.E. Franz, Ray Gervais, R.B. Roos, Dr. F.B. Shields, G.H. Taggart and Dr. P.W. Tom.

Jan. 27 - Sheriff R.A. Rogan announced today his department hereafter will crack down on all slot machine owners and displayers in Victoria County.


Jan. 25 - Still more suggestions have been made for a camel being brought to Victoria from Australia, including "Herman," "Vincent," and "Hadji Ali" or (Hi-Jolly), who was chief of the drivers brought over in 1856 to take care of the beasts which landed at Indianola.

Jan. 26 - The Rosebud Rebekah Lodge held its installation recently. Officers for 1962 are Miss Laura Witt, noble grand; Mrs. Larry Nollte, vice grand; Miss Effie Pridgen, recording secretary; Mrs. Rhema Marberry, financial secretary; Mrs. Arthur Wheeler, treasurer; and Mrs. John Hollan, past noble grand.

Jan. 28 - Joe Ed Wearden, president of Groce-Wearden Grocery Co., has been named chairman of a drive to help raise funds for a new Mother House and Education Center for Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament currently under construction. Chairmen of various categories are Tom O'Connor Jr., Leo J. Welder, Thomas M. O'Connor, Mrs. Robert P. Dunn, Dr. R.A. Stevenson, Ron Brown and Jesse Devereaux.


Jan. 22 - 1986 Stroman Raider football players were recognized at the booster club's awards banquet Wednesday night at the Community Center. Seniors honored included Mike Yates, Jon Grones, Tim Hall, head coach Harry McCluskey, Jesse Jimenez and Robert Delgado.

Senior Arthur Peoples won the Elmo Estes Award, and junior Arthur Ellis captured the Blackley Running Award and the Outstanding Offensive Player Award.

Jan. 23 - Life and Family Advocates will sponsor a "Lights for Life" procession through the city from 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

The procession is meant to be a demonstration of Victoria's support for life of all ages and conditions including the old, handicapped and unborn, said Paul Tasin, of the Life and Family Advocates.

The procession of cars will leave Trinity Episcopal Church, 1501 N. Glass, and will pass a number of other churches. All participating churches are asked to toll their bells as a sign of support as the parade passes.

Jan. 24 - "Mr. Walton? Why you just walked right past him. He's out in the foyer using the pay phone," said Victoria Walmart manager Houston Hollinger about the richest man in America.

Sure enough. Just past the entrance doors that lead into the store stood Sam Moore Walton, the man cited for two years running by Forbes magazine as being the richest person in the United States ($4.5 billion). He was bracing a telephone receiver on his shoulder and scribbling on a note pad.

Walmart shoppers were not in the least bit aware of his presence in the store. Wearing a gold-brown western cut corduroy jacket with complementary colored shirt, trousers and tie, Walton didn't look any different from many businessmen in the Victoria area.

Money doesn't appear to have changed Walton very much. He still lives in Bentonville, Ark., where he started in the discount store business, and he still checks on Walmart stores in person.

"I do want to say that the folks at this store certainly are doing an excellent job," Walton said before his departure.



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