Area history, March 21, 2014

Area history, March 21, 2014

Today is Friday, March 21, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914, every woman is interested in politics, according to Mrs. L. Belle Goodman, who yesterday gave the seventh in a series of talks instructing women on how to vote. It was held at the home of Miss Mattie Shively, 209 W. Vine St., Champaign. Many women do not know they are interested in politics, said Goodman, but there is not a woman who does not believe in an equal moral standard of men and women. The women were shown sample ballots and at the conclusion each voted and the result was that not one mistake was made.

In 1964, Decatur stormed into Saturday as the favorite in the 1964 Illinois High School Association basketball tournament, but Rock Island Alleman, Pekin and little Cobden remained alive. The Appleknockers won the right to take on Decatur with a 60-57 come-from-behind win over fifth-ranked Galesburg.

In 1999, Champaign's Joe Tomlinson has decided to hang up his referee's whistle for good after more than 1,000 games over 25 years. Last year, the 55-year-old Tomlinson officiated the championship game of the Illinois High School Association basketball tournament between Chicago Whitney Young and Galesburg.

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