Monday, July 31, 2017

Today -100: July 31, 1917: Of food dictators, doping, and thousand-eyed girls


Pres. Wilson wins his battle with Congress over the composition of the food board. They wanted a a three-member board, he wanted a single food dictator, Herbert Hoover.

Black soldiers stationed in Waco, Texas clash with police, who shoot them, as was the custom.

Justice Dept agents are investigating an alleged widespread plot for “pro-German” doctors to dope men before their draft medical inspections.

On Broadway, mentalist Leona La Mar, the Girl with the Thousand Eyes, adds to her act a bit where she guesses the draft numbers of audience members.


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