100 years ago in Kansas, August, 1918:
August 6, 1918
- The Rev. Manasse Bontrager, Dodge City, was fined $500 for writing an article criticizing the Liberty bond campaign. The Mennonite Weekly, Sugar Creek, Ohio, was fined the same amount for publishing the article.
August 12, 1918
- The K.S.A.C. offered a farm tractor course.
August 14, 1918
- At K.S.A.C. over 100 agricultural experts began a week-long course in methods of increasing production.
August 16, 1918
- The Attorney General said that enemy aliens should not be permitted to vote and filed two suits to test the matter.
- Kansas sales of war savings stamps totaled $7,420,305.
August 20, 1918
- Kansas was allotted $1,250,000 for seed wheat loans, limited to $3 an acre and $300 to any one farmer.
August 23, 1918
- The Federal Food Administrator asked farmers not to burn strawstacks as straw was needed for feed.
August 24, 1918
- Lt. Donald Hudson, native Topekan, became the Air Corps’ fifth ace when he shot down his sixth German plane. (See the previous story: https://www.kansasww1.org/aviators-donald-hudson/ )
August 28, 1918
- Due to sugar rationing, Kansans were making sorghum molasses again. In 1918 over 869,000 acres of cane were planted.
August 31, 1918
- Fred Burns, general manager of the Consolidated Flour Mills Co., Hutchinson, was fined $1,000 for violation of flour-saving rules.