1917 – World War One
At 9:30 this morning, the first twelve men called from Bexar County, called into service in the National Army, met at the City National Bank, headquarters of Division 5 of the national exemption board. After their enlistment, the men were allowed to depart, reporting again at noon and receiving the meal ticket provided by the government. At 2:30 p.m., they were loaded onto a truck and carried to Camp Travis to begin basic training.
Robert Heyges, one of the stars of the new television show “Welcome Back Kotter,” visits San Antonio today to promote the show. Co-starring with comedian Gabriel Kaplan, Hegyes plays the role of Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Hauvos Epstein, a Puerto Rican Jew who comes from a large family and is a remedial academic student, called a “sweathog” by other students. The show will premiere on KSAT Channel 12 at 7:30 Tuesday (Sept. 9).
The mercury reaches 111 degrees – the hottest day in San Antonio history (right).