Stories tagged: kershner
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
The city’s Wobblies combined with the “bolshevist elements of the socialists” to create a new radical organization to be called the League for Democracy at Home. The Spokane Daily Chronicle …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
Gov. Ernest Lister ended his visit to Spokane by saying that “there will be no martial law” in the region to deal with the Wobbly situation. Local authorities had asked …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
The Catholic bishop of the Spokane diocese weighed in on a hot seasonal issue: Should the “Santa Claus” myth be banished from children’s lives?
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
A new emergency city ordinance showed the level of wartime anxiety in Spokane.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
A prominent Yakima apple grower made a bold and controversial proposal. He suggested that the state import 50,000 Chinese laborers.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
A “Civic Righteousness Committee” was formed by the Spokane Ministerial Association in order to formulate an anti-vice plan for Spokane.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
An editorial in The Spokesman-Review was headlined, “Enemy Aliens are a Growing Menace.”
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
A Hillyard man was “at the point of death” after being bitten by a tick.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Soldier William J. McKie returned from the European front and told a group of his former teachers at Lewis and Clark High School how the “great sport of ‘over the …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Authorities believed that William Deneke, one of the Wobblies arrested in an Idaho lumber camp, might actually be a German spy.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
The Spokane Symphony Orchestra had grown to the point where it could now attempt “one of the most difficult numbers for any orchestra in the world to play”: Beethoven’s Fifth …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page was following developments in Russia with alarm.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
William Rogers, 29, was a Northern Pacific railroad fireman who had been abandoned at a young age and brought up by a Portland woman.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
A Spokane man was convinced that Spokane was perfectly positioned for a new wartime industry: airplane manufacturing.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
A preacher who had just returned from the European war zone told a Spokane congregation, “The Germans are already boasting of what they are going to do to our troops. …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
There were no public opinion polls in 1917, but there was another way of calculating election odds – betting pools.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a 4-pound baby boy in Marble, Wash., a small town near Northport.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
A fire raged through the main building of the Washington Brick, Lime and Sewer Pipe Co. in Dishman.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Spokane residents were urged to “save lives through food conservation.”
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
A crowd of boys arrived triumphantly with a prisoner – an 11-year-old boy – at Spokane police headquarters. The prisoner was lashed to the handlebars of a bicycle.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
About 29 workers at the Northern Pacific railroad shop at Parkwater wanted to do something about wartime food shortages and the high cost of living.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
The term “slacker” usually referred to a man who failed to register for the draft, but now the paper was beginning to complain about Liberty Loan slackers – people who …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle warned, “Have Fun, But Don’t Get Gay.”’
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Charles Palmer, former justice of the peace and deputy sheriff in Milan, just north of Spokane, was sentenced to 10-20 years for second-degree murder.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Judge D.W. Hern warned of a looming juvenile delinquency crisis in Spokane. The juvenile court had already heard 453 delinquency cases in 1917, and many teens were sent to reformatories …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
The paper was full of stories about patriotic Spokane citizens volunteering for the army, donating to the Red Cross and rushing to purchase Liberty bonds (war bonds).
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Wesley Jones warned a Spokane crowd that the war in Europe “may last five years – there is a long contest ahead.”
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
The landlord of the Seattle Hotel, on Trent Avenue in Spokane, called police and said, “Better send somebody over here right away, I think there is something wrong.”
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
The Spokesman-Review was touting a new and exciting exercise fad: swimming.