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WWI at Home Pt 55

Ambrose E. Blackman of Cheney enlisted January 30, 1918 at Fort George Wright at the age of 34. He served with the 132 Ordinance Corps Company C and Company C of the 320th Field Signal Battalion. Ambrose rose to the rank of Sergeant before his discharge on January 27, 1919. Nine years earlier, at age 25, Ambrose had survived a heart attack with the help of Dr. Pomeroy of Cheney. After his military service, Ambrose Blackman worked as an electrician at Elk, Washington for many years. Albert B. Swenson enlisted in the United States Navy on May 7, 1917. Engineer Second Class Swenson served with the 41st Division Transport Service aboard the USS ...

WWI Food Rationing

In January 1918, Life printed a parody of Hoover's restaurant rules in the form of what called a "bread and butter letter" (a word of thanks to your host): I cannot thank you for your bread, Because there wasn't any, Nor any butter, either, though, Its substitutes were many. But your pecan and fig croquettes; Your muffins, flour-and eggless; Your beef-steak, raised in a window-box; Your mock duck, wing- and legless; Your near-fish, wheedled from oat-meal; your butterine, from apple; Your catnip salad; dressed with lard; Your porkless, parsnip scrapple Composed a menu so conserved That Mr. Hoover'd better Commend my cheer in sending ...

WWI at Home Pt 54

Fred Delkin was originally from Seattle and graduated from Broadway High School. He attended Washington State College, the University of Georgia, and received his Bachelor’s from the University of Washington in 1916. He taught at the high school in Harrison, Idaho, before joining the faculty of Cheney High School in September 1917 in the English department. Frederick Ladd Delkin was inducted into the Army at Seattle on January 5, 1918 at the age of 25. He served with Headquarter Company 362 Infantry. He was transferred to Company D 348 Machine Gun Battalion before going overseas in July 1918 where he served for a year, returning in July 1919. He ...

WWI Soldiers’ Christmas Packages

Christmas packages have been mailed by the girls of the high school to 28 graduates and ex-high school pupils who are now in service. Each package contained a trench mirror, a can of talcum powder, a shaving stick, and a tube of toothpaste. - Blackhawk December 1917 The girls of the Normal School Yep Kanum club have been doing their bit for Uncle Sam. At Christmas, the girls filled and sent away to the Normal School boys in service, sixty bags. Besides, they have made many a sweater and other knitted things for the Red Cross. And while doing all this work, they have met together for chats and good times. We’re the Yep Kanum The joy Yeps at ...

WWI at Home Pt 52

Normal School graduate of 1916, John Carl Lilienthal was teaching at Rosalia when he enlisted in the Regular Army at Fort George Wright on December 15, 1917 at the age of 24. John trained with the Air Service at Waco, Texas and Long Island, New York. He served with the 825th Aero Repair Squadron at Romorantin-Lanthenay in Loir-et-Cher and Beaune in Burgundy, France from September 1918 to July 1919, returning to the States to be discharged July 15, 1919. Romorantin - Pruniers Air Detachment is a French Air Force military facility. It is one of the oldest facilities of the French Air Force, its origins dating to 1912. It was used by the Air ...