Celebrating History-April 13, 1918

The Havre Plaindealer announced in its April 13, 1918 issue that Hill County was required to send fifty more men to send off to training camps to prepare them to fight in the Great War. A list would be released the following week.

A large advertisement was front page center urging people to “Plant a War Garden, Help Win the War”. The goal was for American families who were able to plant a food garden to become self-sustainable in order to supply food for the Allies. You could write for free leaflets free of charge from either the US Department of Agriculture or the state agricultural college in Bozeman to get instructions on how to grow your “war garden”.

Life went on in Havre, Montana, from assisting to the Red Cross effort to hosting parties as detailed in the Society column.

“Red Cross Teas.
“The following ladies entertained at Red Cross teas during the week: Mrs. O. P. Thayer; Mrs. Zeal Pepin; Miss Mae Pepin; Mrs. Del Moore; Mrs. G. A. Christiansen; Mrs. F. G. Barrickman; Miss Sutherland; Mrs. A. W. Schroeder; Mrs. H. Elvrom; Mrs. Koepke; Mrs. G. J. Bonine; Mrs. E. J. Hanson; Mrs. Jas. Emslie; Mrs. Bauer; Mrs. Mathewson; Mrs. Hall and Misses Maris, DeBoos and Bonderson.

“Mrs. Pepin Hostess.
“Mrs. Adolph Pepin was hostess at a party given last Tuesday evening in honor of her sister, Miss Gertrude Molitor. The event marked the birthday anniversary of Miss Molitor, and she was showered with a number of substantial remembrances. Ten intimate friends of the honoree were present and enjoyed a most delightful evening, which was concluded with the serving of dainty refreshments by the hostess.

“Dinner Party.
“Mrs. Fred M. Rose was hostess at a dinner party on Tuesday at her home in south Havre, given in honor of Lieutenant Jos. Rose of the United States flying corp. Twelve plates were laid, all occupied by close relatives of Lieutenant Rose.

“Social Sixty Dance.
“The Social Sixty club gave an enjoyable party on Wednesday evening. Dancing was enjoyed for several hours. Little’s orchestra furnished the music.”

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