100 years ago in Kansas, May 21-27, 1917.
May 21, 1917
- Enlistment of hundreds of men and the federal literacy law, which stopped immigration from Mexico, had caused a serious labor shortage affecting the railroads and the increased crop production program, the State Labor Commissioner announced.
May 22, 1917
- The Thirteenth U.S. Cavalry, after four years’ service on the Mexican border, returned to Fort Riley.
May 25, 1917
- An army medical school was established at Fort Riley.
- William G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, spoke at Topeka for the Liberty Loan drive.
- The State School Fund Commission voted to buy $50,000 in Liberty bonds.
May 27, 1917
- Heads of 18 colleges met at Topeka and unanimously endorsed compulsory military training.