Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

February 1 in San Antonio history…

The Menger Hotel(right) holds its grand opening.

1918 – World War I
A campaign has been launched throughout Texas for the sale of Smileage books and 50,000 are expected to be sold in the state, 10,000 of which are alotted to San Antonio.  The Smileage book is a passport into theater designated as the army theater in all towns where there are soldiers.  In San Antonio, the camp theater known as the Camp Travis Majestic, is now in operation.

The agent for former Oklahoma and Southern Mississippi running back Marcus Dupree says that Dupree “would certainly entertain an offer by all means” to play for the San Antonio Gunslingers this season.  Gunslingers owner Clinton Manges said that he is still “very interested” in signing Dupree, who quit the football team at USM yesterday and dropped out of the Hattiesburg school.  (Dupree instead signed with the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers.)