100 Years Ago in November, 2017

01 Nov 100 Years Ago in November, 2017

November 1-4

The U. S. extends to Great Britain a credit of $435,000,000, the largest loan yet made by this country to any of its allies.

There is nothing to the dispatches saying that Russia has quit the war.

Germany’s potato and sugar crops are larger than those of the U.S. However, Germany lacks lubricants, making automobiles useless and railroad operation is also seriously affected.

The mayoralty fight in New York is the hottest ever staged. Second in interest is the statewide campaign for woman suffrage.
November 6-11

Blumenthal’s, Kreidler Clothing Co. and Peterson-Droege-Blankschein will be open on Wednesday night because it is Rumely pay day.

Democrat Herman W. Sallwasser is elected to succeed Mayor McGill. Brer Bliss trailed far in the rear of McGill.

The overthrow of Premier Kernesky in Petrograd has a depressing effect on stock market prices this afternoon.

The German spy system in the U. S. is spreading. Its agents are at work in every city and town in the U. S.

A dance at Richter hall will be held tonight. Music will be by Burleson’s saxophone orchestra. Tickets are 50 cents.

Forest fires threaten Kentucky timber land. Some of the richest timber lands in the middle west are situated in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia.
November 13-18

The food administration makes public the rules under which bakeries will operate, most importantly that destruction of bakery products is forbidden and bread returns are prohibited.

Italy is looking to the U. S. as her savior for financial and moral assistance in her hour of deepest distress.

The British capture 1500 Turks and 20 machine guns in Palestine and part of the railway line that enters Jerusalem is in the hands of the English.

The proposed increase in freight rates is absolutely necessary if the U. S. is to win the war.

The most drastic change made by the new selective draft regulations made today is that voluntary enlistment of all men between the ages of 21 and 31 will cease on December 15.

Women and children as young as 12 years have been pressed into service on the firing line by the Germans.
November 20-25

La Porte will entertain 100 or more physicians when the Tri-state Medical association convenes for its 44th annual meeting. They will learn about treatment of infections and wounded soldiers.

Pittsburgh, Pa., rules that no alien enemy of the U. S. will be permitted to lead an orchestra or give a public performance in the city and bans the playing of German and Austrian music.

100,000 men are needed to man the merchant fleet of the U. S. They will be given a six weeks’ course of intensive training in land schools and then training on training ships.

No women will be employed around Camp Taylor in Louisville, Ky. This will do away with many clerks and waitresses and nip many a budding romance.

A Purdue freshman is killed on his way to the football game in Bloomington. He was struck by a bridge while on top of a train. Another student was knocked from the train and is dying.

Sixteen sons of La Porte, with heads erect, well-built fellows, willing to serve their country, march to the station this morning. On arrival in Indianapolis, they will be examined for service.
November 27-30

Count von Hertling, the new German chancellor, will deliver his maiden speech. The speech will deal with the peace outlook.

Washington orders that 400 non-essential industries must cut down 50 per cent of their coal supply.

The total number of British casualties in November is 120,679, a big increase.