100 Years Ago In June 1918

01 Jun 100 Years Ago In June 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in June, 2018. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the entire article? It’s on microfilm in the Indiana Room at the Main Library. Staff will be glad to help you access it.

June 1-9

What can truly be said to be the best home talent play ever presented in La Porte was given last night by the Senior class of the High school as part of their commencement exercises.

Germany has brought the great war to the very door of the United States by sinking the Edward H. Cole just 75 miles off our Atlantic coast.

A liner bound from San Juan for New York was shelled by submarine. Nineteen passengers landed in Delaware by British vessel. The fate of 211 passengers and 120 crew is not known.

U. S. soldiers drive the Germans back a mile on the Lorraine front in France.

One hundred sixty-four young men of military age registered at the offices of the La Porte draft board in the First National bank building. They are likely to see service in October.

The Ove Gnatt Co. purchased the Kouts Willow Furniture & Basket Co. The factory will soon be moved to La Porte.

A 5-year-old girl is killed by a train while on her way to a residence with a bottle to get milk. Her 6-year-old sister finds her and gathers up the body.

A man returns to La Porte on a train in bibulous condition. He had indulged his appetite for drink to an abnormal extent. His brother was also “overcome.”

June 11-16

Seven St. Joseph’s School pupils who satisfactorily completed the course of studies are receiving diplomas.

Sixteen little Belgian orphans arrive on a train in La Porte from a New York Catholic orphanage to await the coming of mothers of homes in Chicago where they will be placed for adoption.

Eight million American soldiers in France will be needed to secure complete victory over Germany.

First Baptist church tenders a farewell to their clergyman who is going into Y. M. C. A. war work.

A La Porte boy dies in France. Paul Wineholt, agd 21, dies of bronchial pneumonia. He would have been in the service one year on June 22.

The Italian army will turn the new Austrian offensive on the Piave into a distinct allied victory.

June 18-23

England’s war expenditure now reaches $34,240,000 daily.

That many more men are needed for farm labor is the opinion of the advisory cabinet of the chamber of commerce in charge of trying to provide the farmers with help to save their grain.

Grave food riots have broken out in Vienna during which the Hofburg palace of Emperor Charles was stoned. Crowds surged through the streets looting bakeries.

Baseball players are engaged in a “non-produtice” occupation and must “work or fight.”

A troop train dashes into a Hagenback-Wallace circus special near Hammond. Sixty are dead, 25 are believed dying, and over 80 are injured. The animals were in a train ahead of this one.

Thousands of dollars damage to Indiana’s corn crop and war gardens resulted from the record-breaking frost which was general over the greater part of the state yesterday morning.

June 25-30

With tomorrow the closing day of registration of German alien women, a total of 219 had visited the court house.

St. Paul’s church on Lincoln Way commemorates 25 years of successful activities with sermons preached in English and German.

Names of 170 La Porte men were drawn in America’s second draft lottery to fill the gaps in the various classes in the selective army.

The bolshevik regime in Russia has been overthrown and Nicholas Nicholavitch has been elected emperor, according to dispatches from Stockholm..

An official dispatch from Rome states that between 50,000 and 60,000 Austrians were killed in the battle of the Piave. To this sum add upwards of 20,000 prisoners.

A passenger train hurls a man to death near Rolling Prairie. He is mourned by four children, one of whom is a soldier boy across the seas.