Years ago for Sunday, Jun 23, 2013

June 20, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.


June 25 - Otto Urban was selected secretary of the Victoria Moose Lodge last night. He succeeds V.A. Sitterle, who resigned on account of added business duties making it impossible for him to attend to the duties of the office. Walter Zirjacks succeeds Mr. Urban as sergeant-at-arms. Harry Rein was elected prelate, and vice president Edwin Jecker resigned. A.C. McKeen, sent here to solicit new members, was present and the lodge's character was formally reopened.


June 23 - A grant of $33,264 to be used in a water works program here has been granted the City of Victoria by the Public Works Administration under the new three billion dollar program. Confirmation of the grant was learned through telegrams received by Mayor Ben T. Jordan from Senator Tom Connally and Morris Sheppard and Representative J.J. Mansfield.

June 28 - The gubernatorial candidates are beginning to center their efforts in this section. Karl Crowley speaks here Thursday afternoon. W. Lee O'Daniel will be here Friday morning, and Ernest O. Thompson and William (Bill) McCraw will be in the city within the next few weeks.


June 24 - The Jaycee-Ettes entertained husbands with a backyard chicken barbecue Saturday at the home of Mrs. Robert Seerden, president of the club. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barefield, Mr. and Mrs. James Curnley, Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Leissner Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Leshe, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Madden, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pribyl, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seerden, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Halsey and Mr. and Mrs. Don Easley.

June 26 - New officers and directors of Victoria Rotary Club were installed Tuesday noon by rotarian George Shields. Retiring President Sidney Dean handed the duties of that office over to President Tommy Holmes, whose first official meeting as president will be July 2. The new vice-president is Bob Martin, with Bob Gerrard, treasurer; Kemper Williams, secretary, and Marvin Foss, sergeant-at-arms. Directors inducted were Buddy Summers, Lawrence Johnson, Jim Wyatt, Billy Smith, C.A. Dickerson and Bill Ruddock.

June 27 - Just before the May school term ended, Susan Miller, a fifth-grade schoolgirl of Augusta, Ga., feeling the urge to write somebody, addressed a letter to "A Fifth-grade Class in Texas Anywhere." By some postal circumstance beyond explanation, that letter wound up on the desk of Victoria School Supt. C.O. Chandler. He showed it to an Advocate reporter, and its receipt was duly noted in the columns of this newspaper. That did it. Victoria fifth-graders responded with so many letters that Susan's mother reported it to the Altanta Chronicle. That newspaper in a five-column featuring a large photo of Susan writing to her Victoria pen-pals, quoted letters from Dawn Faulkner and Debby LaCasse of Victoria. The way the whole thing has turned out, everybody's happy all the way around, except maybe the postmen of Victoria and Altanta.


June 28 - This year when the Victoria High School football team takes to the field, there will be a special set of coeds caring for them.

The coeds are seven of the 13 student trainers selected to assist the team trainer in taping and wrapping the players to protect injuries or prevent possible injuries.

This will be only the second year that females have been allowed to be football student trainers.

This summer some of the students are attending camps at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos to learn the finer points of their jobs.

"We learned to tape everything from the knee to the ankle, arches, toes, shoulders and even the thumb," said Buffy Arbogast, a sophomore.

She and fellow sophomore Tanya Lincke recently returned from a camp designed for first-year student trainers. This week veteran student trainers are attending an advanced trainers' camp at SWTSU.

During the four-day camp, the two sophomores, along with 62 other first-year trainers, worked from 8:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. learning anatomy, how to wrap injuries and how to wrap to give support which could possibly prevent injuries. They had practice sessions and even competitions to see who could wrap the fastest and most even, Miss Arbogast said.

Miss Lincke added that the main emphasis was on ankles, the most common joint injured in football.

June 29 - Mildred Vorpahl Baass, a Victoria poet, has been named chairman of the Poetry Society of Texas's nominating committee. She also will serve as judge for one of the state society's 91 annual contests in 1988. Mrs. Baass recently served as judge for nearly 400 poetry entries in a competition offered by the Catholic Daughters of America Court of St. Ann.

A poem by Mrs. Baass, "The Remarkable Cat's Tail," has been published in Now Magazine, edited by Dr. John Tapia, vice chancellor of the International Academy of Poets.

Three award-winning poems by Mrs. Baass were published in the spring issue of "A Galaxy of Verse." They were "Tiger-cat," "Military Cemetery" and a haiku on spring showers.



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