Friday, May 14, 2021

Events & News


May 16 in San Antonio history...

Two new cases of polio were reported at Brooke General Hospital as airplanes sprayed hundreds of pounds of DDT over a broad area of San Antonio and crews sprayed buildings and contaminated areas in a continuing effort to halt the spread of the disease.

The Pigeon Hole Parking Garage went into operation today at 212 Soledad Street.  The 10-story building has a maximum capacity of 180 cars.  Two manually-operated elevators lift incoming cars to one of the nine floors where they are parked.  The whole operator is handled by only five employees.  Rates are five cents for ten minutes with a maximum charge of $1.50 per day.

For the second time in three months, thieves have struck the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, this time stealing four paintings by Picasso valued at over $75,000, including “Guitar and Wine Glass” from 1912 (right).  Tighter security measures will undoubtedly be forthcoming from museum directors.

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