100 years ago in Kansas, 1917:
October 5, 1917
- The W.C.T.U. (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) had made 2,000 comfort bags for U.S. Navy men during the summer.
October 6, 1917
- A contract for ten cars of rabbits for the government was being filled by Koon Beck, Hutchinson.
October 12, 1917
- A federal grand jury at Leavenworth returned an indictment against four persons for participating in an illegal anti-draft meeting at Topeka. An Ellsworth county farmer was indicted for telling his hired men not to register. See previous posts: https://www.kansasww1.org/topeka-conspiracy-meeting/
- At the request of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, K.S.A.C. instituted a course in wireless telegraphy.
October 13, 1917
- Several hundred Kansas farm women were helping sow wheat, cut hay and husk corn.