A deputy sheriff, about to embark on his first airplane ride to return a prisoner from New York City to Bexar County, drew up a will today and posted it on the Sheriff’s office bulletin board. Deputy Claudius Minor states:
“My ashes, if they can’t be segregated from the white ashes in case we burn, are to be place in the cornerstone of the new jail and, furthermore, I wish that my name be carried in aviation history as the first negro person to have crashed right along with the white folks. Regardless of when and if it will happen, I pray that it will not be in the State of Arkansas.” Deputy Minor’s will then proceeds to distribute his work possessions to his co-workers.
Rosa Parks is the guest of honor for San Antonio’s inaugural Martin Luther King Day Freedom March. She is chauffeured along the route in a General Motors 3102 owned by VIA and used by the transit system from 1952 to 1963.
The Hertzberg clock, a San Antonio landmark since 1878, was removed today from its corner at Houston and St. Mary’s streets and stored at the La Vernia Clock Works in La Vernia. It will be reinstalled when TriParty construction is completed around the location.