100 Years Ago Today - December 2022

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in December 1922. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the whole article? It’s on microfilm in the Indiana Room at the Main Library. Staff will be glad to help you access it. 


December 1 

The Salvation Army served Thanksgiving dinner to 100 poor children at the Y. M. C. A. last night. There was plenty to eat and milk to drink, music, and good cheer. 


December 2 

Booths for the sale of Christmas seals are opened in all and in the post office building in La Porte. 


December 4 

Determined to put a stop to the use of Michigan and Indiana avenues in La Porte as speedways, a motorcycle officer worked overtime last night and arrested three, all doing over 30 miles an hour. 


December 5 

The La Porte Kiwanis Club will have a dinner for farmers living near Salem chapel. This is the first get together planned to establish friendly relations between farmers and business men. 


December 6 

Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George and Queen Mary, is expected to become a mother before Christmas This will be the first grandchild of the king and queen. 


December 7 

A cure for gangrene, hitherto incurable and reliable only by amputation, has been found by Dr. Benjamine Jablons of New York after nine years of ceaseless search and experimentation. 


December 8 

Dynamite is used to blow up buildings in the path of flames which wiped out 27 city blocks of Astoria Oregon to bring the flames under control. 


December 9 

Beginning on December 11, Steinberg’s Jewelry Store in La Porte will remain open every evening until Christmas. 


December 11 

Christmas stocks of imported wines and liquors is large. In spite of barriers, the U. S. has the greatest stock of intoxicants imported since prohibition and ready for sale by liquor vendors. 


December 12 

Fire destroys a huge building at Culver Military Academy. It housed a target range and aviation ground school equipment and was the original riding hall of the Culver black horse troop. 


December 13 

Plans for organizing a La Porte County Social Workers’ cub will be made at the Spaulding hotel in Michigan City. 


December 14 

The junior class president in Terre Haute came to class with jingles on his trousers. Scissors-sobs-silence. 


December 15 

Poor boys and girls will get gifts from Santa Claus at the Salvation Army Christmas tree at the Masonic Temple. Last year 275 were funded by Kiwanis, Business Girls, and Slicing Machine. 


December 16 

President Narutowica of the Republic of Poland is shot to death. He was elected one week ago and was the first president of the republic. 


December 18 

In one of the most sensational daylight robberies since the days of the old west, four bandits held up a government mint automobile and escaped with approximately $200,000 in Denver. 


December 19 

Fire from over-heated furnace pipes in Buck school, two miles and a half northwest of La Porte, completely destroys the building. The 33 children and teacher escaped without injury. 


December 20 

Shoppers in La Porte are making their holiday purchases earlier this year. Jacob Levine of the Boston store says his sales will be about 30 percent higher than this season in 1921. 


December 21 

Regardless of the fact that Fatty Arbuckle has been granted permission to return to the screen, the La Porte Ministerial association will try to prevent Arbuckle pictures from showing in this city. 


December 22 

Space in the court house will be leased to the city of La Porte for a comfort station for the public. 


December 23 

Two light house keepers vanish from Caribou island, Lake Superior. It is believed that they started off in a skiff because they feared a two week overdue tug might not come to relieve them. 


December 26 

The La Porte Lodge of Elks furnish 166 families with over 400 children and their parents with Christmas baskets. 


December 27 

Inmates of the Holy Family hospital were visited by Santa Claus and made the recipient of candy and greetings in an event sponsored by the sisters at the institution. 


December 28 

The La Porte Kennel club will hold a dog and rabbit show. This will be the first attempt of a show of this kind by any association. 


December 29 

Boston and other New England cities are facing a fuel famine as the result of a terrific storm which demoralized rail and marine traffic and killed four people. 


December 30 

An increase of two cents per quart of milk in La Porte will be in effect on January 1. 

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