Day in history for March 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of the Germania society are: president, August Timm; vice-president, Carl Myers; recording secretary, J. Miller; treasurer, J. Fromm; and trustees, John Jasper and C.F. Grantz.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Health Commissioner G.G. Craig Jr. called a meeting of physicians at the Harper House to discuss the typhoid situation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Ministerial Alliance is expected to take steps to oppose the legalization of boxing in Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Amendments to Moline's grade A milk ordinance, which will result in the enforcement of the inspection fee collection section, were adopted by the city council last night. Under the terms of the adjusted code, dealers will be required to pay a fee of 2 1/2 cents for each hundred pounds of grade A milk sold in Moline. Mayor Oakleaf said that imposition of the inspection fee will make the Moline inspection service self-supporting for the first time since it began several years ago.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Today marks the debut of The Sunday Dispatch. Everyone who subscribes to the Daily Dispatch will receive a Sunday edition. You will find it Sunday morning in the same place you find your evening papers. One thing you are certain to like about The Sunday Dispatch is the price. It will come free to home subscribers. The newsstand price will be 25 cents.

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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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