The first passenger train leaves San Antonio bound for New York. Military officers are aboard the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio train, nicknamed the “Sunset Route.”
The Reverends Billy Graham and T. E. Wilson of Chicago are in San Antonio to speak at interdenominational Youth for Christ rallies. They are speaking today at Jefferson and Tech high schools, tomorrow morning at Lanier and tomorrow night at a Youth for Christ rally in Boerne. Thursday they will speak at Brackenridge High School and Friday at Alamo Heights.
City Council instructed city staff today to investigate ways of removing the mini-monorail system from Hemisfair Plaza. City Public Works Director Mel Sueltenfuss said the monorail, which has run only periodically since 1968, has received little use.
Also today, the City Council unanimously declared the Robt. E. Lee Hotel a public nuisance. The declaration started in motion proceedings which could have the hotel at 111 W. Travis closed within three to four weeks.