A number of Camp San Luis Obispo soldiers volunteered to work in local hay fields. Farmers were short of labor between the demands of the draft and high wages in wartime industries.
Detroit was recovering from race riots that had killed 26. One trouble spot had been the Packard Motor Car Co. where white employes protested upgrading African-American workers to similar status. Rioting came to an end as steel-helmeted army troops entered town to restore order.
The United Mine Workers were on strike for the third time since May 1.