Moments in Time, Oct. 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Oct. 15, 1918 — LaPorte dispatches fourteen more of its sons to war, not to the battlefields of France, but to be trained in mechanics that they may render service should they be sent overseas.

Oct. 15, 1968 — The controversial 90th Congress finally adjourns after a storm-tossed session. House Speaker John McCormack bangs down the gavel to an echo because House members were back home.

Oct. 15, 1993 — The 45 million Americans on Social Security—many with retirement incomes squeezed by low interest rates—are getting more bad news: the smallest cost-of-living increase since 1987.

Oct. 15, 2008 — The Scott Brass Inc. plant in New Carlisle suspends operations, so 178 workers lose their jobs.

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