January 4 in San Antonio history…
San Antonian William Tobin equaled William Tell’s achievement by shooting an apple off the cranium of Thomson Green of New York – a close friend. The distance was thirty feet.
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl (right) is played in Alamo Stadium: Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.
Mary Elizabeth York, 18-year-old granddaughter of WWI hero Alvin York, arrived at Lackland AFB after enlisting in the Air Force in her grandfather’s home in Pall Mall, TN yesterday.