1917 – World War I
The Mayor issues a proclamation “To Loyal San Antonio Women:”
Whereas, the President of the United States, has, through National Food Administrator Hoover, called on every loyal American woman to save food, and
Whereas, thousands of woman and children in Europe are suffering from hunger and unless we save our staple foods and eat as far as possible the more perishable foods our boys in France may go hungry and our own people be short of food.
Now, therefore, believing that it is our patriotic duty to help not only our country at this crisis but to aid suffering humanity, I, Sam C. Bell, mayor of San Antonio, do hereby urge every woman in this city to sign the Food Pledge Card, and to put in the front window the Food Membership Card, and above all to follow the instructions of the Home Card and save food. SAM C. BELL
The Express-News dedicates its new building at the corner of Alamo and 3rd streets.
The rock band Rush plays their first concert in San Antonio at Randy’s Rodeo. Heyoka opens the show.