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: 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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