September 22 in San Antonio history…

1925
Local police were seeking the authority to destroy more than 100 marijuana bushes growing on N. Colorado Street.

1943
Autograph hunters stormed the special train of the Hollywood bond cavalcade as 17 of the nation’s top screen stars arrived in San Antonio to boost sales in the Bexar County war loan drive.  They all rode in separate jeeps down the Fiesta parade route.  Stars included:  Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Kathryn Grayson, Deanna Durbin, Harpo Marx, Greer Garson, Jose Iturbi and Kay Kyser with his Kollege of Musical Knowledge.  They all performed in a revue at Municipal Auditorium.  The price of admission was the purchase of a $25 (or greater) war bond.

1957
T.Texas Tyler, hillbilly singer who found fame with his 1948 hit “Deck of Cards,” was singing the San Antonio blues from the city jail, charged with possession of marijuana.  Tyler, 41, Nashville, whose real name is David Luke Myrick, was arrested in the White Plaza Hotel by Lt. Charles Doerr and other narcotics officers.  Doerr said that 45 marijuana cigarettes were found in his suitcase.  T. Texas was nabbed shortly before he was to have appeared at the Municipal Auditorium tonight with the Grand Old Opry show. He didn’t make the night appearance as result of his arrest but had made the Sunday matinee.

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