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Celebrating History: War effort continues, smallpox threatens Havre


By Emily Mayer

Even though the real fighting in The Great War was taking place thousands of miles away, the effects of war was certainly showing across this country in many different ways as outlined in The Havre Plaindealer’s March 30, 1918 edition.

A large ad appearing top and center on the front page asked “Are You Hoarding Flour or Sugar?” and went on to explain what hoarding was, what the punishment would be, that there were no exceptions and you were to report your stores to Alfred Atkinson, U.S. Food Administrator for Montana “AT ONCE.” You had to provide your name, the p...

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