Stories tagged: draft
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: At federal trial, prosecutors say former Washington State coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz was posing as Indian
The government rested its case in the William H. “Lone Star” Dietz trial, and in closing arguments called Dietz a fake, an impostor and a “slacker.”
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Washington State football coach who led Cougars to Rose Bowl win accused of evading draft
William “Lone Star” Dietz, former Washington State College football coach turned famous movie actor, was in Spokane to stand trial on a shocking charge: being a wartime “slacker.”
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
Eastern Washington had between 1,500 and 2,000 “draft delinquents,” according to authorities, and a “roundup” was about to start.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
The chairman of a panel considering changes to the U.S. military draft said Monday its recommendations to Congress won’t be influenced by a federal judge’s recent ruling that the current …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
A shocking 351 new cases of the Spanish flu – and 11 deaths – were reported in one day, making it all too clear that the “crest of the new …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Liberty Loan (war bond) workers approached I. Erickson, 31, a logger from Sweden, in a restaurant on Main Avenue and asked him to purchase a bond. He refused, and further …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Draft for World War I expands to 45-year-olds and Spokane residents lined up
13 million more American men were streaming into polling places to register for the draft.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
One Spokane police officer. E.I. Prather, was dismissed from the police force, while another, V.B. Benaway, was reinstated after a civil service hearing. Both officers had been charged with seizing …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
Carl Brown, who also went by the name of Oak Sanders, was one of the first men to be arrested in Spokane for failure to register for the draft. He …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Frank Den was the first Chinese man in Spokane County to be drafted into the army.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
100 years ago in North Idaho: Coeur d’Alene River overflows, aweeping away bridges from Cataldo to Harrison
The Coeur d’Alene River surged over its banks and swept away every county bridge from Cataldo to Harrison. “Rivermen and loggers are battling the most treacherous series of log jams …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
U.S. sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new constraints, according to a draft Republican bill sought by President Donald Trump as he tries to unravel the …
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: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
The draft dominated the news once again in Spokane.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
The draft was traumatic for some young couples, as illustrated by a fainting incident at the Spokane draft board offices in the federal building.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Tuberculosis, family farms among reasons for Spokane’s low acceptance rate in World War I draft
The Spokesman-Review published current numbers from the Spokane County draft board.
Fri., July 21, 2017
The “most stupendous of all lotteries, in all ages” took place in Washington D.C., affecting the military fate of 10 million young Americans. It was the World War I draft …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Federal officials say nearly 1 out of 6 young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it.
Tue., June 6, 2017
Spokane’s draft registration came in “far below estimate,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline. The city’s total number of men registered came in at 7,943, not even close to the …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
100 years ago, young men trooped into government offices by the thousands to register for the wartime draft.
Fri., June 2, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Army recruits from Montana challenge Washingtonians to volunteer as draft World War I draft nears
Army recruitment was becoming somewhat of an interstate contest – and Washington was accused of losing. “With regard to army recruiting, Butte, Montana, has responded wonderfully, especially in the last …
Thu., May 25, 2017
The notion of “women’s work” was expanding in Spokane, due to a wartime shortage of male workers. “Women have begun replacing men” in the Northern Pacific rail car shots in …
Fri., May 19, 2017
President Woodrow Wilson issued a “selective draft” proclamation, calling for registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 30.
Fri., April 28, 2017
A Civil War veteran said a draft should be instituted for World War I because it “takes the men who who want someone else to do their fighting for them.”
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Former state senator and state GOP chairman lands at the helm of the Selective Service System.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
Spokane Valley residents near North Barker Road and East Sprague Avenue have been going door to door, handing out fliers alerting the neighborhood to how a proposed zoning change could …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House backed a measure Thursday that seeks to bar women from being required to register for a potential military draft, a victory for social conservatives who …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
The Philadelphia Phillies have selected California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.