Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, March 28: While the army and navy recruiting offices have been doing an active business, they are not busier than U. S. Marshal Mark Storen or Capt. Thomas E. Halls of the United States Secret Service. Each of these officials has received an average of … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 17-23

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, March 19: Irvington schoolboys are organizing a cadet company to be known as the Irvington Reserves. The organization is open to any Irvington boy from the ages of twelve to sixteen, who is five feet in height and weighs at least 100 pounds. Several Irvington … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, March 14: Declaring, “Our children lack patriotism…and now is the time to teach it,” Indianapolis school board member Mrs. Julia B. Tutewiler offered a motion at last night’s board meeting to have “Old Glory” draped on the front wall of every schoolroom in the city … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 3-9

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, March 6: James A. Allison, Indianapolis Motor Speedway secretary-treasurer, announced yesterday that if the United States declared war on Germany, the May 30 annual racing classic would be cancelled. Allison believed everybody should stand ready to back the United States, and that everything possible should … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 24, March 2

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, March 1: This morning’s news of Germany’s proposed alliance with Mexico and Japan to make war on the United States if this country should enter the European War saw only a slight increase in enlistments at the local U. S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps … Read More