100 years ago in Kansas, March 14 – 22, 1918.
March 14, 1918.
-Articles by Henry J. Allen about Y.M.C.A. work in France appeared in the Wichita Beacon.
March 15, 1918.
-Thirty-five members of the I.W.W. were indicted by a federal grand jury at Wichita for seditious activity.
March 19, 1918.
-Hay was being shipped out of Coffey County at the rate of 40 carloads a day. It sold at $18.50 a ton, and there were ten tons in a carload.
March 21, 1918.
-John M. Hoover, Harvey County, sold his 400-acre ranch for $32,000 and invested it in Liberty bonds. He said he did not need the money and was glad to “lend it to Uncle Sam.” Hoover, a Civil War veteran, had settled on the land in 1872.
March 22, 1918.
-Farm hands were getting finicky, the Alma Enterprise complained. One asked for $50 a month and the use of the farmer’s car. Another wanted $45, Saturday afternoon and Sunday off, and the use of the farmer’s horse and buggy.