June 4 through 10, 1917, in Kansas.
June 4, 1917
- Joseph L. Bristow, editor of the Salina Journal and chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, refused to retract his charges of “grab and plunder” and said he would not keep quiet about excessive contract prices for munitions and cantonments. Bristow had written in the Journal on May 26 that there were “hundreds of contractors, salesmen, manufacturers and railway officials . . . out to get their share of the $7,000,000,000 authorized by Congress for financing the war.” In answer to a statement that “this is no time to be knocking the government,” Bristow retorted: “This is no time to be robbing the people.” Later the Kansas City Star said of him: “Bristow made life hard for those who believed public funds were legitimate plunder.”
June 5, 1917
- Registration day for male citizens born between June 6, 1886, and June 5, 1896, inclusive, was marked by parades and patriotic speeches.
June 6, 1917
- Frank A. Werner, editor of the Axtell Standard, was forced to apologize for alleged unpatriotic remarks and to kiss the American flag while the band played the Star Spangled Banner.
June 8, 1917
- The Santa Fe bought $5,000,000 in Liberty bonds.