Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

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Local history In 1912, C.W. Murphy, trustee for the National Refrigerators’ Co.

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Local history

In 1912, there is a shortage of milk hereabouts, due to the heat wave. The near-famine reached its height Wednesday when the milk supply for the city was about 350 gallons short. Hurried calls were made to Chicago, Bloomington, Peoria and Effingham, and those cities were asked to help Champaign-Urbana. But all apparently were in the same boat.

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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.

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Local history

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