100 years ago in Kansas, November 29 – December 9, 1917:
November 29, 1917
- Kansas was given 800 federal troops to protect industries.
December 2, 1917
- An army balloon, dragging a 6,000-foot steel cable, broke away in a high wind at Fort Omaha and made a path through Kansas, breaking telegraph and telephone wires. Damage was reported at Newton, Herington, Fort Riley, Wamego and Council Grove. The balloon was grounded at Meade.
December 3, 1917
- The Kansas Peace Officers Assn. met at Independence to discuss methods of handling I. W. W.’s (Note: Industrial Workers of the World) and German spies.
December 9, 1917
- More than 10,000 books and ten tons of old magazines were gathered for soldiers at Topeka. (Note: One might guess that doctor’s offices were not the same for years.)