Monday, April 3, 2017
The Wyoming Tribune. April 3, 1917: War Action Blocked
"Battling Bob" LaFollette used a procedural move to keep the vote on Wilson's request for a Declaration of War from occurring. The vote would of course occur. Something like that was a mere delay.
Governor Houx was pleading that the state a "contingent of rough riders" to the war. Of course, given the way the war news was reading, a person might debate if that was to fight Germany or Mexico. But anyhow, Wyoming was looking to supply cavalry.
West Point was going to follow the Navy's lead and graduate the 1917 class of officers early.