Lincoln Hall dedication, 100 years ago tomorrow

Lincoln Hall dedication, 100 years ago tomorrow

Saturday's history column

In 1913, President James of the University of Illinois has announced that Gov. Dunne will be at the university the entire day Wednesday to participate in the exercises incident to the dedication of Lincoln Hall. The program will be an all-day affair, part of it being at 9 a.m. in Morrow Hall with the addresses by Frederick J.E. Woodbridge, professor of philosophy at Columbia University, and Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of the Review of Reviews. The afternoon program, in the auditorium at 3 p.m., will feature a memorial address on Abraham Lincoln by the Rev. Hugh Black of the Union Theological Seminary. There also will be addresses by state architect W. Carbys Zimmerman, Gov. Dunne and William L. Abbott, president of the board of trustees.


In 1963, a basketball pep rally Friday at Huff Gym attracted only about 250 students and band members. Coach Harry Combes said it is difficult at Illinois to build spirit because each student gets tickets to only three games because of Huff’s small size.
 
Sunday's history column

In 1913, a number of Urbana citizens, armed with a search warrant, descended on Stephen McGraw’s room on North Market Street Saturday evening to search the place for liquor. McGraw refused to let them in but let police in and they found 28 bottles of beer. McGraw was arrested and charged with selling liquor in anti-saloon territory.


In 1963, “The wrestling match started at 1:30,” sighed referee Jim Enright, the journalistic whistle-blower, after Illinois hammered out a 91-86 win over Michigan State at Huff Gym. The Illini bagged the win with strong help from their bench as they moved to 6-0 in conference play. MSU Coach Forddy Anderson said after the game that Illinois looks like the best bet to win the Big Ten this year.

Today's history column

In 1913, numerous colleges from all over the country will send representatives to tomorrow’s dedication of Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois, including people from Barnard College, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, New York, Princeton and Purdue universities. The widow of Civil War hero Gen. John A. Logan also will attend. Newspapers are sending reporters and editors, led by Robert M. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune.


In 1963, Champaign-Urbana City Lines probably will end up in the black for 1962, for the first time in years, said operations manager Vern Westover. The reason for the good news is the Illi-Bus, the University of Illinois student bus service that began last year.


 

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