Prompt action by railroad employees was credited today with saving more than $1,000,000 in rolling stock as a two-alarm fire gutted the Katy roundhouse. Employees drove two locomotives and several rail cars from the sheet iron building after a steam generator exploded, hurling burning oil on the walls.
The Milwaukee Brewers take over the local Texas League baseball franchise and change the name from the San Antonio Missions to the San Antonio Brewers. They have also signed a lease with V. J. Keefe field, which the Texas Leaguers have used since Mission Stadium was abandoned.
City councilman Henry Cisneros, 29, is sworn in as mayor pro-tempore. He is the youngest mayor in the city’s history.