Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 17-23

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, November 19: A moving picture film showing the work being done by the Mothers’ Aid Society of Indianapolis among the destitute widowed mothers and children of the city is being shown at the Circle Theater. The film shows the constructive helpfulness of the work being … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 17-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, November 23: “Business needs women with business training to supplant the thousands of men called to the colors,” declared Ancil T. Brown, president of the Brown Office Efficiency Bureau, in an interview yesterday. “An unprecedented demand for women is evident,” he continued. “Secretarial, financial, bookkeeping … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, November 13: “Dry” forces triumphed over the “wets” in the city’s Ninth Ward, which is east of the downtown district between 10th and Washington Streets and includes Irvington. Yesterday’s decision of Johnson County circuit court Judge William E. Deupree upholding the anti-saloon remonstrance signed by … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, November 16: Charles E. Rush, librarian of the Indianapolis Public Library, announced that the library’s three copies of The Book of Truths and Facts by Fritz Von Frantzius will be withdrawn from general circulation after it had been denounced as “treasonable,” “disloyal” and “seditious.” Col. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 3-9

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, November 6: The Indianapolis school board has allowed the city high schools to once again engage in interscholastic sport competition. The decision not only affects basketball and baseball, but track, tennis, swimming and possibly golf. All athletics at Technical (Tech), Shortridge, and Manual Training High … Read More