100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago: 1922: The first known Lincoln automobile in Victoria has a 36 horsepower engine | Features

1922

MAY 8 – Leslie T. Sterne, local agent for the Gulf Refining Company, returned to this city this morning after a short business visit to Goliad.

Arthur Seydler, who attended school at the West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, is in town visiting relatives and friends in Victoria.

MAY 11 – The first known Lincoln automobile in Victoria arrived this week. It’s owned by Jim O’Connor of Goliad County. The Lincoln is an automobile in every sense of the word, and boasts a 36 horsepower engine and the most superbly finished bodywork.

Mr. and Mrs. AJ Traber and their family left for Houston on Wednesday. Mrs. Traber is visiting her parents and Mr. Traber is on business in Bayou Town.

1947

MAY 9 – A budget about 60 per cent higher than last year was passed by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce at a board meeting on Thursday afternoon. At the same time, the administrators voted to increase the minimum contribution to increase the budget and make possible the new program of activities planned. “We thought we couldn’t make progress with the small budget of the last few years,” said Frank Guittard, president. “Victoria stands on the threshold of a great opportunity.”

MAY 12 – Nine men, concession operators and employees of the Alamo Expositions carnival who was here last week, were fined by the court of Justice of the Peace Alfred C. Baass today on their guilty pleas for having disturbed the peace at the carnival grounds on Saturday night. Officers said the free-for-all fight arose out of a dispute over one of the concessions.

Dr. DM Mills among several Airmen from Victoria who flew to New Braunfels on Sunday for breakfast.

1972

MAY 10 – Nazareth Academy has named Mary Beth Pargac valedictorian and Sharon Bonorden salutatorian for the debut drills to be held in the auditorium of Victoria College.

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees on Tuesday officially approved the University of Houston as an existing state-supported university to offer junior, senior and master’s level education programs in Victoria. The idea of ​​a secondary university on the campus of Victoria College has already been approved by the Coordinating Council of the Texas College and University System.

MAY 13 – Ben Bolech and Harvey Haas received their 25-year pins, along with 20-year pins for Adolph Pesek and Lucille Marshall, at Groce-Wearden Co.’s annual Victoria-area employee picnic.

Highlighting Mother’s Day for many Victorians will be the Mother’s Day Ball at the Community Center on Sunday. Sponsored by Las Madres de La Communidad de Victoria Club, the ball is open to all Victorians. Proceeds from the ball provided money for kidney funds and students.

1997

MAY 10 – Beverly Arnold of the Botanical Garden Association says rain on Friday washed away any chance of Sunday’s scheduled grand opening of the renovated Rose Garden in Riverside Park. Before the rains started, Arnold and his colleagues were busy in the garden placing markers with donor names near newly planted rose bushes. She said workers plan to start pumping water from the garden today and the new date for the inauguration will depend on how quickly it dries up.

MAY 14 – Agricultural authorities in Victoria issued a warning to pecan growers on Tuesday that it is time to spray against the pecan casebearer, a pest that can destroy a pecan crop. “Eggs from the case carrier have been found in Victoria County,” county extension worker Joe Janak said. He said a very heavy “egg laying” was discovered on Tuesday. If left untreated, the eggs could hatch and cause significant damage to the pecan crop, he said. He said organic pesticides such as “Bt” or commercial pesticides like Malathion, Sevin, or Lorsban can be used.

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