100 Years Ago July 18, 1918 Call for volunteers from 1918 class. The local Board for Douglas County is in receipt of the following letter from Brigadier General Rhinow. This enlistment will close on Monday evening, July 22. And there should be no delay in making application. There will be a call on August 15 for 300 men to be sent to Indianapolis for instruction as chauffeurs. These men must have an aptitude for mechanical work and possess a grammar school education.
100 Years Ago July 4, 1918 Socks wanted. Washington has asked for 550,000 pairs of socks by September 1, and Northern Division Red Cross workers must knit three times as hard this summer if quota of socks is raised, says the Northern Division Bulletin of June 27. All local Red Cross chapters are asked to double their current production. The Northern Division must make good on its allotment.
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100 Years Ago June 20, 1918 Osakis residents hear patriotic address. A good representation of both men and women of Osakis and vicinity came to hear the thoughtful, sympathetic attitude of the strong, straight-forward talk of Hon. C.J. Gunderson of Alexandria at the Empress Theatre. Gunderson spoke on the necessity for a united American nation and warned against the efforts of the German propaganda to stir up class hatred and division of the peoples.
100 Years Ago June 13, 1918 Douglas County Food Administrator opens offices. The County Food Administrator, Dr. J. J. Volker is now established in offices at the Farmer's National Bank building. Everybody in Douglas County is invited to bring their food questions or troubles to the office.
100 Years Ago June 13, 1918 War stamp drive. The War Savings Stamp drive for Osakis village was on full force yesterday and will finish today. The allotment for the village is $17,800 and F. G. Harris who has charge of the drive locally says it will be over-subscribed. Todd County to draft 92 men. Todd County will be called upon to furnish 92 men from Class 1 in the next draft about June 25. Douglas County's quota is 62 men.
100 Years Ago June 6, 1918 Memorial Day exercises. Rainy and threatening weather prevented the Memorial Day Program in Osakis from being carried out as planned. However, the service held in the schoolhouse auditorium was followed with quite a good audience in attendance. Editor in recovery. We are happy to report J. A. Kinney, Editor of the Alexandria Citizen has so far recovered from his recent severe illness as to be able to be up and about again and has spent the fore part of this week visiting friends here in Osakis.
100 Years Ago May 30, 1918 Child Welfare Board created. The State Board of Control makes application under new law and has appointed several Osakis members, along with other Douglas County citizens members of the new Douglas County Child Welfare Board. This board is created under the new law relating to children, which was passed by the last Legislature. It addresses enforcement of laws for protection of neglected children who are in need of the state's care and guardianship.
100 Years Ago May 23, 1918 Osakis to observe Memorial Day. The community Memorial Gay celebration will be given this year under the auspices of the local branch of the Red Cross. There will be a parade to the cemetery, decoration of the graves, with taps and prayer and a meeting in the schoolhouse auditorium. Place of business are to close and all Osakis citizens are asked to participate.