September 11 in San Antonio history…
Porter Loring purchases an iron lung for the city to be placed at a location agreed upon by the city’s physicians. “The only rule that I, as its donor, will insist upon,” he said, “is that it shall be available to anyone who needs it, regardless of race, color or situation of life, without cost.” Mr. Loring receives a bronze plaque and is named by the Elks as “the most outstanding citizen of 1937” for his generous gift.
Historic Leonard Wood stadium, scene of many great football games between service teams, is no more. Condemned by government inspectors and declared unsafe to use, the Fort Sam Houston athletic field stands have been torn down and sold as salvage wood. Post officials said there are no plans to rebuild the field immediately. Tentative plans now call for erection of a N.C.O. club on that site.