100 years ago in Kansas, March 1919.
March 9, 1919.
-A poll indicated that Kansas dailies were in favor of a league of nations but were opposed to President Wilson’s plan as submitted to the peace conference.
March 14, 1919.
-McPherson reported 200 cases of influenza.
March 18, 1919.
-The Legislature appropriated $35,000 to be used in welcoming Kansas soldiers home from France.
March 22, 1919.
-The Legislature adjourned. Among the laws passed:
1-Prohibit display of flags distinctive of bolshevism, anarchy, or radical socialism.
2-Provide for absentee voting by servicemen.
3-Provide for the exclusive use of the English language in elementary schools.
4-Authorize counties and cities to levy taxes for building military memorials.
5-Give job preferences for veterans.
Resolutions were passed ratifying the national prohibition amendment, and recommending passage of the national woman suffrage amendment.