Monday, August 15, 2016

Today -100: August 15, 1916: Of strikes, milk, and flags


Woodrow Wilson spends the day trying to avert a national railroad strike. The workers want an 8-hour day and overtime pay. A strike would imperil munitions shipments to Europe and milk trains for New York City babies. Won’t someone think of the babies – the thirsty, thirsty babies?

In Spokane, Charles Evans Hughes holds a women-only meeting.

The American Flag Day Association complains about Hughes using images of the American flag on his posters. “Action will be taken against campaign managers and publishers if not stopped at once.”


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