100 Years Ago in April 1918

10 Apr 100 Years Ago in April 1918

April 2-7

Sorrow looms at a La Porte home where the dead body of a soldier boy, a son, will soon be brought. The mother was on her way to the hospital at Fort Snelling, Minn. where her son succumbed to scarlet fever.

Girls employed in the core room at the Advance-Rumely foundry wear new one piece bloomer suits as they are able to do their work much more expeditiously than when hampered with skirts.

At the volleyball banquet, Dr. Barker says that the secret to health is physical exercise. His 40 minute talk had many homely illustrations.

Dr. Maddox, 35, of LaCrosse, dies in a Chicago hospital after his car’s engine dies on the tracks near Wilders and it is struck by a train. He was on his way to visit patients.

Scarcely a person in all Indiana escaped the query, “Have you bought a bond?” today.

Thousands march in La Porte’s Liberty Day parade in evidence of love of country and that the third bond campaign might succeed.

April 9-14

La Porte has started toward the liberty bond goal of $693,300 that it must reach before the close of the week.

Subscriptions to the third liberty bond issue passes the four hundred thousand mark in La Porte.

Food Administrator Kramer order farmers to sell their wheat, taking it to the elevators and mills, before May 1.

Uncle Sam will either farm the land or rent it to persons who would if land owners refuse to cultivate their farms. One farmer said “he didn’t need the money and would have to pay income tax if he did.”

La Porte raises $700,000, over its quota, for the third issue of Liberty bonds.

A call is made for a list of county men to go to camp. Farmers could file evidence that any of them are usefully engaged on the farm so they will be retained there until this year’s crops are in.

April 16-21

La Porte gives a welcome to the Great Lakes Military band. At 1:30 the school children, public and parochial, with the High school cadets and citizens follow the line of march downtown.

A pro-German La Porte man will be interned for the period of war after making frank confession to a federal representative who comes to La Porte.

The French fight with the British in Flanders, and Germans are determined to press back the British from all points they hold in Belgium.

The Germans are repulsed by heavy losses at the Flanders battle front.

The Poles are till waging bitter war against the Germans, even within German Poland.

Fifty-two county boys will leave for Camp Taylor on a special train on Friday.

April 23-30

A La Porte man loses about all his earthly possessions when his trunk is stolen or mistakenly shipped from the train station’s baggage room. Two men were seen carrying a trunk on the street.

Drafted men are urged to register to vote before they leave. The absent voters law makes it possible for registered soldiers to vote regardless of where they are.

Since the beginning of the present battle on the western front, the British have lost nearly 1,000 guns and 4,000-5,000 machine guns.

In the future shoplifters in La Porte are to be photographed. They will be compelled to go to the most convenient studio and look pleasant while the artist does the rest.

When a woman refuses to live with her soldier husband after he finds her and his sister in a Hattiesburg cabaret, the man opens fire with his service pistol and wounds both women.

Wilson red is the new color to be worn this spring and summer. See the window display of red purses, beads and ear-drops. E. C. Lay, jeweler. The Hallmark Store.

Plans for La Porte’s Red Cross campaign will be mapped out at a meeting tomorrow night.