Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, October 20: Consumers are advised to save their sugar. The sugar supply in Indianapolis is shrinking and wholesalers are limiting retailers’ orders to 100 pounds. The European War is the primary cause of the shortage because Cuban sugar cane growers are supplying most of Europe. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 13-19

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, October 13: A few days ago, the first airplane flight of the United States Army signal corps’ aerial arm crossed Indiana between the government’s flying fields at Rantoul, IL and Dayton, OH. It was the first use of the “aerial route” between the two fields … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 6-12

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, October 7: Today is the birthday anniversary of Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley, and Hoosiers can show their appreciation of this great writer and humanitarian by contributing to the fund supporting the American Poets’ Ambulances Committee to send a Red Cross ambulance to the battle … Read More

World War I: 100 Years Ago: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, October 2: Urging liberty-loving citizens to buy bonds that American soldiers and sailors may strike efficiently for their nation and the cause of democracy the world over, William G. McAdoo, United States secretary of the treasury, impressed a large noon-time audience today at Tomlinson Hall … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Sept. 22-28

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, September 23: This week Indiana begins a sweeping campaign for a great fund to further the soldiers’ library project sponsored by the War Department and the American Library Association. Hoosiers have heard the call to do their bit in the gigantic country-wide task of raising … Read More