July 12 in San Antonio history…
The new state law in effect today requires San Antonio automobile owners to report to the county clerk, register their names and obtain a number for their machine. County Clerk Newton says this law affects all vehicles – gas, electric and even motorcycles.
Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois, Signal Corps, has been ordered from San Antonio to Washington for work in connection with the aero squadron. It is his opinion that the aeroplane will be left here and another army aviator will be ordered here.
Mayor John W. Tobin decreed that all idlers and vagrants found in San Antonio would either be jailed or forced to go to work in the cotton fields of South Texas.