In the local Lindsborg Newspaper, the boys working reserve was mentioned. They discussed how the reserve would work broadly across the nation and school districts but also within Lindsborg, KS. The boys working reserve was created by the United States Government through the Division of Labor during the war for a multitude of reasons. They drew from boys aged 16-21 — they needed older boys because the work to be done was hard labor. A major part of the work was going to be in the fields, especially in places such as rural Kansas, to help fill in where labor had been depleted due to men being enlisted and selected into the war.
Author: Zoe Levesque
Zoe Levesque is a Sophomore at Bethany College who majors in Criminal Justice and History-Political Science
The Evangelical Lutheran Churches annually hold a conference where many important figures within the Lutheran Churches across Kansas get together and discuss many issues. In 1918 a very important year in the war, this conference was held in Lindsborg, Kansas. Before this conference the church had heard many people saying that Lutherans do not support the war, so in this conference they decided to write an official letter to the President showing the support for the war. It was received by the President and they did get a response that was thankful for their showing of support and loyalty for the country.