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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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