1917 – World War I
The government is spending about $30,000 installing a new telephone system for Fort Sam Houston and for the cantonment quarters for the National Army at Camp Wilson. Work has been started on the installation of the new switchboard and exchange for Fort Sam Houston, which will supply 750 lines in addition to the trunk lines of the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone
Company connecting with its main exchange in the city.
The Light reports that President Ford has decided to continue the mass swine flu immunization campaign this fall.
Two security guards prevented a man from jumping to his death from the Tower of the Americas. The elevator operator notified the guards because the man “acted suspiciously.”