Years ago for Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
March 19 - Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock the Frisco motor-car, while near the station of Heiser, below Bloomington, met with an unusual accident. The engine had been sputtering and grumbling all day, which indicated that something was wrong. When near Heiser, without a moment's warning, a terrific explosion took place, demolishing things generally. The engineer, Thomas Burrows, was frightfully burned and blown off the car.
March 22 - Next time you get one of those new, shiny buffalo nickels in your change, take a look at it. Then feel it carefully. If it is greasy to the touch, slightly blurred around the Indian's head and fails to ring when you drop it on the showcase, turn it down or put it away as a souvenir. It is counterfeit and only good in a slot machine. The new nickels bearing an American bison on one side and the head of an Indian chief on the other have been in circulation only a few weeks, but already many cities have been flooded with imitations. The counterfeits are excellent unless given a careful examination. They appear to have been moulded from a genuine coin.
March 18 - T.E. Gallemore, H.N. Puckett and Dr. C.P. Montier presented an interesting program today at the weekly Lions Club luncheon. Mrs. H.W. Maddox's Kindergarten Kiddie Band appeared, playing three numbers. Members of the band to give individual performances were Elizabeth Weigand, "My Raggedy Ann;" Rita Zarsky, "Little Tin Soldier," Betty Lou Hausendeufel and Iris Somin, a song. Mrs. L.A. Hunt played piano accompaniment.
March 23 - Three Victoria fishermen have returned from a very successful expedition into the interior of Mexico, where they fished for reds and trout at what is known as First Pass. In the party were Sid Sitterle, Lloyd Bailey and Bell Esch. Esch's brother, Albert, of Alice, accompanied the Victorians. Between 100 and 150 pounds of fish were caught.
March 21 - The St. Joseph Flyers travel to Yorktown Thursday for a return baseball game with the Yorktown Wildcats. In their season opener, the locals outpointed the Wildcats in a wild, 17-13 contest. Jimmy Cattan or Richard Milligan, who pitched in that first meeting with Yorktown, will get the pitching nod. The remainder of the lineup probably will consist of Mike Fox behind the plate, David Ozuna at first base, Leslie Garcia at second, Don Goldman at third, Jimmy Hunt at shortstop, and with Mike Shelton, Johnny Rouse and Randy Carville in the outfield.
March 17 - The three keys to a brighter future in Texas are the creation of new natural gas markets, in-state processing of Texas' food and fiber resources and the recruitment of good teachers, Railroad Commissioner John Sharp of Victoria said Wednesday night.
Sharp made his comments at the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission's 1988 general assembly meeting at Yorktown Community Hall.
With OPEC controlling the world price of oil, the future of the energy industry in Texas now lies with natural gas, Sharp said.
While predicting that oil will remain a mainstay of the state's economy, particularly with new recovery methods, Sharp said that creating new markets for Texas natural gas is the key to solving the depression in the state's energy industry.
Texas has abundant natural gas reserves and is now producing 40 percent of the nation's natural gas, but needs new markets for that commodity.
The best shot at creating those new markets is in the northeast, where Sharp said politicians are concerned about acid rain caused by the burning of dirty fuel such as coal.
March 20 - A person's attitude plays a key role in aging, said Judith G. Novak, chief executive officer of the Woman's Hospital of Texas.
Mrs. Novak was the keynote speaker at Saturday's "Life After 40 - the Positives of Aging" seminar at DeTar Hospital. It was sponsored by the DeTar Woman's Center.
Attitudinal aging is the key to keeping young, she said. "So often we try to be something we are not. What we are - and who we are - are what makes us be what we are." She explained that too often women try to be someone they are not, to please their spouse or other family members. These efforts do not always meet with positive outcomes.
It's important to remember it's not what's on the outside that counts, but what's on the inside of a person that's important, she said. A person's inner perspective of himself is more important than his superficial appearance.
She said that the old sayings of "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" and "Live today as if it's the last day of your life" are not good attitudes to have. Instead "Live every day as if it's the next to the last day of your life;" that way "you will do the important things that need to be done without letting any obstacles get in your way. The only obstacles are things placed there by yourself," she stressed.
Women are programmed to feel guilty most of their lives. But they need to learn to enjoy themselves when they are having a good time even if it is without the family around. "We need to feel better about our own selves," she said.