July 8 in San Antonio history…
Despondent over the drowning death of his only son nearly four years earlier, Alexander Joske fatally shoots himself. His death shocked the city and retailers state-wide. In mourning, Mayor John W. Tobin honored the merchant and community leader and ordered city flags flown at half–mast. Joske Brothers Company closed for two days, while throughout the Southwest people remembered Joske as a pioneer merchant who had played a key role in the transforming Texas retailing industry by leading the change from dry goods stores of the last century to the modern department store of the twentieth century.
Trustees of the San Antonio Independent School District were expected to authorize the drawing of plans for a new Edison High School. The school was to be on the south side of Fresno Street, east of Blanco Road, and have a capacity of 1,200 students.
San Antonio-based Kaepa changes their shoe logo from the swirled-K (right) to the two triangle “double delta.” Kaepa President Tom Adams says, “From a distance, the original logo just looked like a blob.”