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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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