January 13 in San Antonio history…
The cornerstone of St. Mary’s Catholic Church is laid.
Joske’s buys out longtime department store rival Wolff & Marx.
City Council approved new names for six city parks and one municipal building today. The new municipal building, now being constructed at Cupples and Castroville Roads, will house a branch of the Y.W.C.A. and is to be named after Olga Madrid, a local civic leader and Y.W.C.A. worker. The name Al Forge Park will replace the name West Pyron Park and honors a former superintendent of parks maintenance for the city, while Trinity No. 2 will become Willie Ojeda Park. Ojeda was a fireman who was killed in the line of duty. Other changes include Trinity No. 1 which will bear the name of the late Mario Farias, a youth worker in the neighborhood where the park is located. Amistad Park will be the new name of a West Side facility which had been designated only Apache Packing by the city, while a new park to be built near Immaculate Conception Church will be known as Guadalupe Martinez Park. Martinez was a city patrolman who was killed in the line of duty.