1917 – World War I
The Soldiers’ Club on the sixth floor of the Calcasieu building was formally dedicated last night with a brief but interesting program, and turned over to the enlisted men to operate for their own benefit by the War Recreation Board. Following the entertainment features the following soldiers were elected to serve as a temporary house committee in charge of the club until the organization is affected and officers elected by the men: Sergeant Melba of the Third Field Artillery; Sergeants Magunson and Hankler of the Nineteenth Infantry; Sergeant Stamper and Corporal Coates of the Third Cavalry.
A young man with a gunny sack full of marijuana was arrested by Detective Ruhnke this morning when he spotted the stems poking through the sack. It is believed to be the largest quantity of the weed to be confiscated by police here since the enactment of a a law against its possession last September.
The Sunken Garden Theatre is dedicated and opened with a performance of “The Bohemian Girl” by the San Antonio Civic Opera.