Day in history for August 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The ice supply in Rock Island has failed, since dealers did not harvest enough last winter to see us through the summer. If a supply can be found it would be worth while to bring it here from a distance.

1879 -- 125 years ago
K.L. Bailey has returned from an inspection of farming lands in Nebraska and Dakota territories.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Miss Elsa Stoit was elected president of the Tri-City Regalia and Badge Wearers labor union.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Police stood by but took no action as Communists held a street meeting in downtown Rock Island. The speaker, noting the presence of the police, steered clear of inflammatory Red verbage.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A search was underway today by Rock Island police for burglars who ransacked a warehouse of the Jewel Tea Co., 2736 12th St., Rock Island, taking an unknown quantity of merchandise premiums. Det. Sgt. Clifford F. Link was informed that the exact amount of stolen merchandise cannot be determined until an inventory is made.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will move the nearly 50 employees of its three Rock Island County offices into the Reliance Building in downtown Moline. The two-year lease was signed by DCFS official Tom Bowden and Dr. Alex Stone, owner of the building. The offices will cover the entire first floor of the building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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