Time for another look at what happened in Kansas 100 years ago:
April 23, 1917
- Governor Capper wired President Wilson asking that the federal government regulate the price of foodstuffs, seize the seed held by speculators and guarantee the farmers a minimum price for his products as well as fix a maximum price for the consumer.
- The U.S. Marshal for Kansas was directed to order enemy aliens to turn in firearms and to arrest violators.
April 25, 1917
- Corn went to $1.67 per bushel on the Topeka board of trade.
April 26, 1917
- Governor Capper asked 300,000 school children to help the war effort by growing garden crops, raising chickens, feeding pigs and increasing dairy products.
May 1, 1917
- J.P. Carey, division superintendent of the Union Pacific, was appointed military supervisor of Kansas railways.