Day in history for November 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The new Moline Paper Mill is doing an extensive business. A fine quality of newspaper printing paper is now being manufactured there.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Town Supervisor Astor reported that $219.50 was spent during October to aid 34 poor families, including 121 persons.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Lincoln J. Carter's play, ``The Eleventh Hour,'' is the attraction on the stage of the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three of the five bandits who looted a Geneseo clothing store of 130 suits and much other merchandise were captured in Peoria.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Fire Chief Charles J. Wahlheim and Andrew V. Patterson, master mechanic at No. 1 station, narrowly escaped serious injury when the chief's car rolled over as it sped to a fire. The accident occurred at 17th St. and 12th Ave. when the auto, driven by Chief Wahlheim, narrowly averted a collision with a car. The chief's car skidded 133 feet and rolled 29 feet. It came to rest with the left rear wheel atop a concrete wall in a yard at 1202 17th St.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Students at Moline's Lincoln-Irving and Sacred Heart schools know him simply as Les, the man who shepherds them across 12th St. and 19th Ave. The 71-year-old crossing guard knows most of the children on a first-name basis, too. Les is Lester Olson of 2328 28th St., Moline, one of the city's oldest crossing guards.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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