September 4 in San Antonio history…
The cornerstone is laid for the Joske’s building at the corner of Alamo and Commerce Streets.
San Antonio attorney, Park Street, opens “The Perry Mason Room” in his offices in the National Bank of Commerce building. Street, a good friend of Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of the Perry Mason character, has also flown the cast of the television show in for the occasion. Among furnishings in the Perry Mason room, said Street, are “a witness chair, color television, stereo music, a soft drink counter and every Perry Mason book ever written by Gardner, all autographed.”
WOAI-TV debuts “4 Big News,” a full-hour newscast, featuring Gene Lively, Dave Margulies, Mike Henry and Martha Buchanan, the first woman in Texas to anchor a major weekday news program.