100 years ago in Kansas, January 14 – 19, 1918:
January 14, 1918
-The State Fuels Administrator ordered a three-day embargo on coal shipments from Kansas to Missouri (Blogger’s note: Insert your own Border War joke here!)
January 16, 1918
-The Kansas crop lost from insects in 1917 was about $8,000,000 as compared with $40,000,000 in 1916, according to K.S.A.C. (Kansas State Agricultural College.)
January 17, 1918
-A Kansas war conference at Topeka discussed food production and conservation and war education. A resolution was adopted forbidding instruction in any foreign language in elementary grades.
January 19, 1918
-Emergency closing orders were issued to business men. Dance halls were closed. Billiard halls did not open until noon and theaters and movies closed at nine o’clock.