APRIL 18 — The Victoria baseball team will begin actual practice Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for the 1922 season, field captain O. Miracle has announced.
A Silver Tea Party will be held by the ladies of the First Methodist Church on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mrs. RE Hill’s residence. The proceeds are to be used to pay for a piece of land adjacent to the Methodist Church building recently purchased by the church.
APRIL 21 – A play, ‘Miss Topsy Turvy’, is staged at Raisin on May 6th. The cast includes Agnes Hererling, Clara Angerstein, Lorene Angerstein, Amalia Billo, Albert Billo, Leonard Maddox, Hermon Angerstein and Daniel Hererling.
E. Frank Stuart, owner of the Queen confectionery, was given a thoroughbred German police dog by some New York state kennels. The dog is just a puppy and its pedigree is much longer than its tail.
APRIL 17 – Two former Victorians who were living in Texas City at the time of Wednesday’s blasts had returned safely to Victoria, reunited with tearfully grateful parents and relatives. They are Mr and Mrs EE Barton. Mrs. Barton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pennington, 306 E. Juan Linn St. At the time of the first explosion, Mrs. Barton was awaiting treatment at a clinic in a one-story building half a mile from the center of the disaster removed.
In recognition of his faithful and altruistic service to the Victoria Independent School District over the past 14 years, the Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to rename the new primary school at North Street and Lone Tree Road the William Offer Public School.
APRIL 22 — WR McCright, newly installed alderman and city parks commissioner, will pitch the first ball to officially open play at the new Riverside Park on Sunday when the Rosebuds open their home season with the Edna Pipeliners.
Deputy sheriffs today were investigating the break-in at the CW Pesek clothing store at 220 South Main St. Someone entered the store Monday night through a second-story window by climbing the bars, officials said.
Floyd Schiewitz, housing chair at the recent P-TA conference, thanks the Victorians who helped accommodate some 350 attendees and mentions the fact that several spaces were not needed because of the Texas City disaster.
APRIL 19 – Paulette Smith was named an Outstanding Student of the Vocational Office Education Association at Victoria High School on Monday at the Employers’ Employees’ Banquet. Connie Payne and Cheryle Kunefke were first and second place winners respectively.
The Victoria Planning Commission approved what could become the city’s only speed bumps. The commission gave Frank Bühler final approval for the plan and construction plan for the Fairway Estates subdivision, near Victoria Country Club, and voted to allow Bühler to install speed bumps in the subdivision, despite objections from Public Works Director Nolen Chafin had raised.
APRIL 23 – Youth shelters are the theme of Tuesday’s Vital Issues breakfast sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee at the Holiday Inn. In particular, the meeting will include plans for developing a youth home in Victoria, to be presented by District Probation Officer Jim Hutchinson; Dick Wearden, supervisor of the Victoria City-County Child Welfare Unit; and Nolayn Dunn and Julie Martin, representatives of the Junior Service League.
According to an announcement by Dr. Roland Bing, Dean, ten pupils were added to the Who’s Who List for the 1971-72 school year at Victoria College. These are Twinkle Johnson, Charles Stone, Beverly Spraggins, Anita Rogers, Sandra Oehlke, Jerry Mylius, Betty Janak, Bruce Billstein, Cindy Bielec, and Bob Ulman.
APRIL 18 – The Victoria City-County Health Department kicks off National Immunization Week today with a festival for those in need of vaccinations. The festival will feature the department’s Healthy Teddy, two different puppet shows, the Hopkins Fine Arts Academy dancers and choir, and the Ballet Folklorico De Victoria. Janie Canchola, a community services worker at the health department, said the carnival atmosphere will help “take away the fear and some of the pain of the gunshots.” Hopkins students created the decorations for the festival, which will be held on the street in front of the Department of Health’s office at 107 W. River St.
APRIL 20 – After three years of negotiations, a real estate deal could close this week that will result in the expansion of the University of Houston-Victoria. Victoria College Trustees are meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to decide whether to sell campus properties to the University of Houston System. The trustees also name their sale price. The property includes the building that the college currently leases to the University of Houston-Victoria and additional land for expansion. Then the University of Houston System Board of Regents will vote on Thursday at 8 a.m. in Houston to accept the college’s offer.