100 Years Ago in October, 1917

01 Oct 100 Years Ago in October, 1917

October 2-7
More than 600 saloons in New York have refused to renew their licenses.

One hundred fifty more men will be examined to give service to the country before the close of this week.

Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, spent the enormous total of $27,000,000 in the U. S. from his arrival here following the outbreak of the war until he was sent back home.

In honor of the world’s series, the Liberty loan campaign will be given a baseball angle. The loan must occupy at least equal place to baseball in the hearts of our people for the next week.

The White Sox win the first of the world series games from the Giants, 2-1.

The national average yield per acre for corn is 26.5 bushels, higher than average.
October 9-14
A citizen of South Wanatah is charged with selling a pint of beer for 10 cents to a minor, knowing he was not of lawful age. He also had no license to sell drink.

Boys from 16-21 and men over 31 will be held liable to draft service in the army if contemplated legislation passes the next session of congress.

The 16 British ships sunk by German submarines last week brings the total number of British vessels destroyed in U-boat warfare began last February up to 812.

The price of bread must come down. Unless bakers take action shortly, Herbert Hoover will.

The Chicago White Sox have won three world series games and the New York Giants, two.

The Chicago White Sox are the new World’s Champions.
October 16-21
Thousands of cattle and hogs perish in a big fire at the Kansas city Stock Yard.

The coal strike is spreading to Indiana. Six thousand are out at Terre Haute and two thousand at Vincennes. Few Illinois mines are working.

The Russian battleship Slava is sunk by the Germans at the entrance to the Gulf of Riga. Nearly all of her crew of 325 men were saved.

Lenick’s Dairy has Perfectly Pasteurized Milk, 10 cents per qt. and 5 cents per pint; Rich Cream, 10 cents per ½ pint; and Triple Cream, 15 cents per ½ pint.

Liberty Day, proclaimed by President Wilson, will be celebrated in gala style throughout La Porte county next Wednesday. Business men are asked to close their stores.

The experiment made with war bread is complete. It shows that bread can be manufactured and distributed at a cost lower than charged by bakers throughout the entire country.
October 23-31
A German in an Indianapolis saloon who celebrated the sinking of the Antilles was ordered interned as an alien enemy at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. a few hours later.

Two officers and eight men of the crew of the German auxiliary cruiser Eitel Frederich, interned at Fort McPherson, escaped last night. They were discovered missing at roll call this morning.

The Germans and Austrians are in a great offensive against the Italians in the Alps.

Jacob Levine, of the Boston store, is drafted into service as merchants’ deputy of this county for the food administration. Merchants are urged to display food conservation results in windows.

The number of Italians captured so far in the Austro-German offensive on the Italian front has been increased to 60,000.

Mrs. Miller, wife of a South Bend physician, and Mrs. Heick, young and pretty, are charged with shoplifting and are in the county jail. They obtained their loot at a number of stores.

The two women with a penchant for jewels and finery that could only be obtained by thievery wept in their jail cells. The opinion that the doctor’s wife is an old offender is gaining credence.

Bastian-Morley Company, of Chicago, plans to occupy quarters in the Carriage Company building soon.