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


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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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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