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Celebrating History: War news and duck dinners


October 27, 2017

By Emily Mayer

Most of the news in the Oc. 27, 1917, issue of The Havre Plaindealer was related to the Great War. The price of coal was regulated by Dr. H. A. Garfield, the federal fuel administrator in Washington, D. C. Earlier in the year, Congress passed a law fixing the price of coal and coke in order to avoid price gouging during wartime, thus keeping the price of fuel reasonable for us stateside. While the statement from W. J. Swindlehurst, Montana’s fuel administrator, felt that most fuel dealers in the state were “generally honest,” but nonetheless warned those thinking they...

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