1917 – World War I
The arrival of a special train bearing 300 recruits for the national army from Oklahoma enlivened the routine of Camp Travis this morning and for a while presented a problem to the army officers in charge. Somewhere en route the Oklahomans had obtained a plentiful supply of liquor and had staged a celebration as a farewell to civil life. The celebration had included a number of old-time rough and tumble alley fights, in which various members of the party had suffered lacerated scalps, sprained hands, blackened eyes and bloody noses. Some of the recruits had to be put to bed to “sleep it off” while at least four had to be sent to the hospital for first aid treatment.
San Antonio is one of several cities under consideration to receive funding for the construction of a solar powered electrical generating plant, City Public Service officials have announced.
Felix Stehling opens the first Taco Cabana restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Hildebrand avenues (right). It’s still there.