100 Years Ago: April 28-May 4

From The Indianapolis news, Tuesday, May 1: This was Suffrage Calling Day. Visiting suffragists bearing the yellow badge and armed with a pencil and pad formed the May Day cohort by which every woman in Indianapolis will be urged to register to vote in the coming city election. More than 500 yellow badges were given out, and each woman who wore a badge went out today, determined to enlist five more women. The final returns of today’s campaign were expected to show a decided increase over the previous record. Janet Flanner, city chair of the Franchise League, has called an organization meeting for May 8 when the results of Calling Day will be reported and the ward chairs will be announced. The ward chairs will form the central committee, which will act as a “flying squadron” during the campaign.