Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago This Week: July 21-27

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, July 26: Today begins the three day canvass for Sympathy Saturday to raise funds to send sick and weak children to the Summer Mission camp at Fairview Park. This campaign combines into a single appeal under the auspices of the Children’s Aid Association’s Pure Milk … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: July 21-27

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, July 21: The last fated number of the great selective draft lottery was drawn this morning in Washington at 1:18 a.m. Indianapolis time. The national conscript army will consist of 687,000 men, with Indiana’s share being 17,510 men. For those whose numbers were drawn, there … Read More

World War I: 100 Years Ago: July 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, July 18: Indiana has taken the lead again in rallying to support America’s effort to win the war by launching a state-wide movement to organize women for food conservation. Yesterday, Harry E. Barnard, acting Indiana food commissioner, met with members of the Indiana League for … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: July 14-20

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, July 17: In response to the rise of stolen automobiles, the Hoosier Motor Club has organized an automobile theft committee. Since the beginning of the year, 277 automobiles have been stolen in Indianapolis, and all but 53 were recovered. At present, ten automobile thieves are … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: July 7-13

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, July 10: A register of Indianapolis women who can qualify as seamstresses to work on army shirts is being compiled by the Federal Employment Bureau. The quartermaster’s depot at Jeffersonville, Indiana has more shirts, already cut, on hand than can be sewed up by seamsters … Read More