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Why Women Shouldn't Get the Vote

potatoesThe Summit Herald of August 2, 1918 reported that a group of colored draftees departed for Fort Dix. They marched from City Hall to the railroad depot, escorted by Dr. John Burling, Mayor Ruford Franklin, two members of the local draft board, and the pastor of Fountain Baptist Church.

The Summit branch of the New Jersey Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage met at the Highland Club to elect a new slate of officers. The president of the state association, Mrs. Carroll P. Bassett of Summit, sent a letter to U.S. Senator David Baird, urging him to vote against the proposed amendment to the Constitution. She argued that woman suffrage was favored by the Socialists and Bolsheviks, and that the U.S. should not consider such a radical change until after the war was over.

The Summit Public Library announced that it was receiving issues of "Stars and Stripes", the official weekly newspaper of the American Expeditionary Force, published in Paris. The issues were a gift from Miss Ingeborg Praetorius of Summit, serving overseas as a nurse with the U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 5.

The U.S. Food Administration recommended eating buckwheat pancakes with syrup, molasses, or honey in order to save wheat and sugar for the troops.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:

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