Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12 in San Antonio history...

1940
The mayor, desiring further to streamline the city government, has entered into negotiations for the purchase of the Smith-Young Tower.  The Don is of the opinion that the entire city government would be centered there if the deal goes through and would include the fire department and police headquarters.

1960
A new wave of barbershop price war violence broke out today in San Antonio as vandals began shattering plate glass windows at shops advertising below standard haircut prices.

1970
An alert 14-year-old Rhodes Junior High School student was credited with saving the lives of two women from a North Side duplex fire on Saturday.  Jerry Chavez, 1514 S.W. 18th, told firemen he noticed smoke filtering out from under the side door of the apartment belonging to Mrs. Gladys Chambers, 45, of 911 Fulton Ave., about 9:45 a.m.  The youth was walking to his nearby newsstand at the time.  Chavez alerted the occupant of the duplex's second apartment, Mrs. Carmen Hofling, 72, who called the fire department.

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