October 13 in San Antonio history…
The big chandelier in the rotunda of the Menger Hotel was swung into position. The 700-pound article, containing 3,000 pieces of prismatic glass, cost $300.
Scores of San Antonians plan to be in Kerrville today to witness the hometown celebration accorded Admiral Nimitz. Thousands of others—stay-at-homes—planned to listen to the festivities broadcast over radio station WOAI.