One hundred years ago in Kansas, April 22 – May 4, 1918:
April 22, 1918
- The War Department authorized a new Kansas National Guard. Two regiments, the Fourth and Fifth, were organized immediately.
April 30, 1918
- The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me, by William Allen White, was published by the Macmillan Co., New York. See the previous post: https://www.kansasww1.org/kansans-of-the-great-war-era-william-allen-white/
May 1, 1918
- In response to a government request, over 1,800,000 pounds of flour had been put on the market by farmers since March 20. Unmarketed wheat was requisitioned at the expense of the owner.
May 4, 1918
- The Kansas City Star said Mrs. James Farrell, Effingham, was the knitting champion of Atchison county. She had knitted 100 pairs of socks for the Red Cross since August, 1917.