San Antonio had close to 18,000 soldiers, more than four times as many as the year before.
Proponents of the council-manager form of municipal government opened their final week of campaigning. A special election was scheduled for Dec. 17, when the proposal was to be submitted to a vote.
San Antonio's three major railroads remained idle despite orders from national leaders of three striking unions to send their men back to work. A fourth union, the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, had not yet issued a back-to-work order.
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