We’re ringing in the New Year this time–100 years ago in Kansas, 1918.
January 1, 1918
- The Topeka food price board set prices to stop overcharging. some items were: sugar, 9 cents a pound; flour, 24 pounds for $1.45; cornmeal, 4 pounds for 25 cents; potatoes, 2 3/4 cents a pound; lard, 33 cents a pound.
- The national draft board ruled that marriage after May 18, 1917, would not exempt men from the draft.
January 3, 1918
- Flour-hoarding was reported from all parts of the state. Orders were issued to limit sales in cities to 48-pound sacks and in rural districts to 96-pound sacks. Names of hoarders and grocers were reported.
January 5, 1918
- The Camp Funston library opened. It contained 20,000 volumes and many magazines and newspapers.