100 years ago in Kansas, June 12-15, 1917:
June 12, 1917
- Kansas State institutions faced a serious food problem. Appropriations did not cover rising food prices. Potatoes were eliminated from the bill of fare. All delicacies and many necessities had to go.
June 14, 1917
- The Military Sisterhood of Kansas was chartered. Its purpose was to aid families of service men and to send the men articles not considered necessities by the government. (Note: Papers of the organization can be found in the Archives of the Kansas Historical Society [ http://www.kshs.org/archives/40619 ] and some letters and papers can be found at the National World War I Museum and Memorial [ http://theworldwar.pastperfectonline.com/bysearchterm?keyword=National+Military+Sisterhood+of+America ] )
June 15, 1917
- Kansas had oversubscribed its $20,000,00 quota for the Liberty loan.