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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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