Letters: He's heard of Good Friday, but not Spring Holiday

Originally Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 2:43 pm
Last Updated: April 02, 2013, 3:03 pm
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I was at the Moline Public Library and noticed a sign on the door stating that the library would be closed on March 29 to celebrate The Spring Holiday.

Having not heard of this holiday, when I returned home I looked at two calendars. One was from The Disabled American Veterans and the other from the USO. Neither had a "Spring Holiday" but listed March 29 as Good Friday.
I did recognize Good Friday. It's a sad commentary that Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, etc., can no longer be referred to for the sake of PC (political correctness).

MPL is an excellent library with a super staff, it's unfortunate that whoever made the decision taints the library.

Bill Gabbard,


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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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