Central Illinois Gazette (August 2012)

Central Illinois Gazette (August 2012)

Daily dose: Local history and the Todd Akin 'gotcha' argument

Local history:

In 1912, baseball teams from the Champaign and Urbana city councils will play a charity game at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at League Park for the benefit of Burnham Hospital. Alderman Armstrong urged all members of the Champaign team to meet at 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for practice.

Daily dose: Local histor(ies) and pension negotiations

Local history

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Daily dose: Local history, Frerichs/Bambenek, Gill gets boost from DCCC

Local history

In 1912, Chief of Police Keller and Officer Dodsworth arrested Warren L. Smith for keeping a disorderly house and later found that Smith had a quantity of ground opium on him. Smith, of 22 S. Oak St., is supposed to be a confirmed opium fiend. He is smoking the narcotic poison with tobacco in self-manufactured cigarettes.