April 3 in San Antonio history…
1917 – World War I – Loyalty Day
Fifteen thousand people paraded through the streets of San Antonio to demonstrate their loyalty to flag and country today. The parade started just after 2:00 p.m. and continued until nearly 5:00 p.m. An estimated crowd of 75,000 people lined the streets to watch and cheer.
The weekly San Antonio Evening Light is discontinued and, under new management, the first issue of the San Antonio Daily Light newspaper rolls off the printing press.
To celebrate their 11 years in business, Academy Army Surplus Company, with stores at 117 Soledad and 1301 S. Flores St., is holding a big anniversary sale. The company began in 1939 as Academy Tire Shop on S. Flores and is named for nearby St. Henry’s Academy. (It is known today as Academy Sports and Outdoors.)
Ingram Square Cinema IV opens today with four first-run movies. The multi-screen complex seats 1,400 and is managed by Pat Clark. She comes to San Antonio from managing a theater in Waco.