December 17 in San Antonio history…
The Texas Theater holds its formal grand opening. The theater will be opened to the public on December 18.
San Antonians flocked to Joske’s to see the new Ercoupe airplane on the fourth floor of the department store. It was hoisted through a window, minus the wings, which it cleared by only three inches (right). Three airplanes were sold in the first thirty minutes of business today.
San Antonio’s Robert E. Lee High School, with Tommy Kramer at quarterback, captures the 4A state championship, 28-27, over Wichita Falls. This is the first high school game played at the brand new Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.