June 30 in San Antonio history…
Color television arrived in San Antonio today but it will be some time before the average person will be able to afford and enjoy it in his home. The first color TV programs were broadcast by WOAI – the “Today” show from 6 to 8 a.m. and “Home” from 9 to 10 a.m. For the present time, no color programs in color will originate locally. The programs were available for viewing in color at the Wolff & Marx department store on a handmade television with a 14-inch screen.
J. H. Morse, executive vice president and general manager of Joske’s of Texas, sends a letter to Joseph Luter, the president of the San Antonio chapter of the NAACP which states: “[I] just thought you would like to know what we have done and what we hope to do in connection with desegregation at Joske’s. On Thursday, June 23, we desegregated our Chuck Wagon luncheonette. Since then, operation has been going alone without any incidents of any kind. Meanwhile, our Camellia Room is still closed, except for private parties, also on a desegregated basis, but by arrangement so that we can properly schedule such parties. It is our hope that over the near term we can reactivate our Camellia Room, also on a desegregated basis.”
A storm system dumps six inches of rain on the Hill Country and up to ten inches in various places around South Texas. The rain persists for three days and causes San Antonio’s worst flooding since 1998.