100 years ago in Kansas, June 18 – 30, 1918:
June 18, 1918
- Topeka business and professional men organized a twilight harvest crew and shocked 20 acres of wheat which belonged to a farmer – soldier in France.
June 19, 1918
- Pvt. Louis Kopelin, former editor of the Appeal to Reason, Girard, was one of a commission of seven Socialists sent from Camp Funston to allied countries to counteract German influence among laboring classes.
June 22, 1918
- Eighteen new National Guard companies were authorized by the State Military Board.
June 27, 1918
- At Aulne, a German settlement near Peabody, the Aulne Telephone Co. prohibited the speaking of German over the phone.
- Schoolhouse meetings were held over the state to launch the war savings stamp sale. Kansas had oversubscribed every war fund drive.
June 29, 1918
- Vernon L. Kellogg, native of Emporia, was made a knight of the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his work in Belgium on the U.S. Relief Commission.
June 30, 1918
- Dr. S.S. Estey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, declared it was time “no public school and no private school . . .shall instruct its pupils in any but the English tongue.”