Day in history for December 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The secretary of the treasury has recommended an appropriation of $659,200 for Rock Island Arsenal.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Officers of the Central Trust And Savings Bank are: President, J.F. Robinson; vice-president, L.D. Mudge, and cashier, H.E. Casteel.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sollie Feldbein, Rock Island High School junior, won first place in the Big Nine declamation contest at Canton, Ill.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A night shift will be started at Rock Island Arsenal as soon as the necessary additional workers can be obtained, Colonel Walter W. Warner, commandant, said today. Manufacturing and shipping activities at the ordinance post are increasing by a ``large percentage'' as a result of new orders for military supplies, the officer said. Included are tanks and other items in which the Arsenal specializes. Before the night shift can be started, the Arsenal must hire 25 automotive mechanics and 25 automotive helpers. Arsenal employes now number an estimated 4,700.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bernard Weindruch has been named to the National Council of the United Jewish Appeal, New York City. For many years Weindruch was president of the Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island, and for 12 years he has been president of the Quad-Cities United Jewish Charities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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