Day in history for November 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A gold-headed cane will be given the most popular factory superintendent at the United Presbyterian festival in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. E.L. Kerns of Moline announced his candidacy for reelection as head physician for Illinois for the Modern Woodmen of America.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Velma G. Martin of Joy won the first prize offered by The Argus for the best answer to the ``love or career'' problems of Barbara Hawley, Argus reporter.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The price of a haircut will be raised to $1.25 starting tomorrow in union barbershops in Rock Island County. Approval of the 25-cent increase was voted last night at a meeting of Rock Island County Barbers Union No. 113 at Viking Hall, Moline. Shaves will continue to cost 75 cents. John A. Basala, union business agent, said barbers felt that increases in the cost of living made the hike necessary and fair.

1975 -- 25 years ago
When Judge Cunningham ordered Dave Carlson of Moline to pay $50 for two traffic offenses, Carlson gladly paid up with a briefcase full of pennies, 5,000 of them. Realizing he had to accept the pennies the judge said, ``You roll 'em - we'll take 'em.'' That left Carlson spending most of a snowy afternoon filling penny rolls in the Rock Island police station.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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