1918 – World War I
Austrian forces have requested terms for an armistice from the Italians, who have passed along the request to the Allies. Turkey has surrendered unconditionally.
Beethoven Hall. South Alamo street, San Antonio’s largest auditorium, was partially destroyed by a fire that broke out at 10:45 p.m. this evening. The building, valued at $40,000, suffered damages of $25,000, it was estimated today. The origin of the blaze has not yet been fully determined. Delay in sounding the alarm permitted the fire to gain great headway, as members of the Beethoven Maennerchor in the club room did not heed cries of “fire,” believing practical jokers were intent on making them victims of a Hallowe’en prank.
The new Marshall Field’s store and wing in North Star Mall are opened to the public today, with Mayor Henry Cisneros and actress Carol Burnett doing the ribbon-cutting honors.