Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

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Library, announced that the library’s three copies of The Book of Truths and Facts by Fritz Von Frantzius will be withdrawn from general circulation after it had been denounced as “treasonable,” “disloyal” and “seditious.”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

World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 3-9

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, November 3: Cash registers, attended by “ravishingly pretty” girls, will be placed at downtown street corners and in lobbies of public buildings by the National Cash Register Co to aid the Indianapolis Rotary Club’s campaign to raise the city’s $40,000 (2016: $762,392) quota as part … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, October 30: This was the first meatless day in Indianapolis.  Diners cheerfully perused restaurant and cafe menus containing palatable meat substitutes of chicken, turkey, goose rabbit, fish, oysters, eggs, and frog legs. Proprietors from the expensive to the lowly eateries received so many compliments that … Read More

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