May 25 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1916
The era of the all-volunteer British Army ends as universal conscription takes effect requiring all eligible British men between the ages of 19 and 40 to report, excluding men working in agriculture, mining or the railroads.
The city limits are fixed at “one league in every direction from the city [San Fernando] church.”
A city ordinance is passed: “Any person or persons desiring to sell ice cream, candy, popcorn, peanuts and other article of merchandise in San Pedro Park shall apply to the City Clerk for a privilege to sell said articles in said park; an the said clerk upon the filing of said application with him, shall issue to such person or persons such privilege upon the payment by such person or persons to the City Clerk the sum of Five ($5.00) Dollars per month for each and every month that said occupation is pursued in said San Pedro Park.”
Miss America, Terry Anne Meeusen, formerly Miss Wisconsin (right), makes appearances at local Handy Andy stores located at 8505 Blanco Road, McCreeless Shopping Center and 3711 Colony Drive.