1918 – World War I
Lieut. Orion L. Mitchell, a flying instructor at Kelly Field, and Cadet Raymond Wakefield were killed late yesterday in a flying accident. The plane in which Lt. Mitchell and Cadet Wakefield were flying collided with a plane piloted by Cadet J. W. Templeton and the two planes, fastened together by the wings, fell 300 feet to the ground. Templeton was painfully injured and remains in the Kelly Field Hospital.
The San Antonio Youth Council of the NAACP sends out letters to six local businesses requesting that they desegregate their lunch counters. Harry V. Burns, state youth director for the NAACP, says the plan is to work out a desegregation plan that everyone could observe at once, thus putting no one in the position of being first. Burns indicated that unless Negroes are seated and served generally, they will plan at this Thursday’s meeting a series of sitdown campaigns in the manner of those conducted recently in other southern cities.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush terminates the 110-year custodianship of the Alamo by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.