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Leader Press (Newspaper) - August 10, 1972, Fayette, Iowa of Ic Des 10301 LEADER PRES a consolidation of the layette leader and the west central press AUGUST 1972 LEADER IOWA VOLUME NUMBER 32 Downtown Land Given For New Fire Station The deed to two downtown lots was handed to Eire Chief Gene last week by Miss Florence Looking on is treasurer of the fire department Herb The gift to the Eay ette Volunteer Fire Department makes it possible to proceed witli plans for a new fire In return fire department personnel are already clearing land east of the proposed stationhouse so that Miss Humiston can move a mobile home onto the property which she also LEADER PRESS PHOTO Council Accepts Land Hear fire Station Plans The town council at their Monday night meeting accepted the deed to the downtown vacant lots on State street from Miss Florence The land is being given for the use of the Fayette Fire Additional details are con tained in another story on this In return the city council waived the sewer and water con nection fees for a mobile home which will be placed on the pro perty for her The firemen have agreed to help Miss Humiston in making the move and in constructing a garage on the Fire Chief Gene Singer out lined plans for a 48x55 stating that the firemen them selves will construct the building and asking the city council to appropriate funds to cover the cost of in was asked by the council to prepare estimates of material costs and to present them to the city council meeting on Herb Humeston representing the Fayette ambulance drivers reported to the council the results of the meeting of the ambulance drivers which was held last week to find ways of improving the ambulance Humeston said the drivers will meet on the first Wednesday of each month and plan to have further training under the guidance of medical He also said that more volunteer drivers are need Continued on Page 1A NOTICE Please note that there will be no issues of the Leader Press on 17 or The office and print shop will be closed for vacations as of today and will reopen August 11 August 12 August 14 August 15 August 11 August 21 August 22 August 24 August 28 August 29 August 31 Early last week a twolot parcel of land was given to the Eayette Eire Department by Miss Florence The land includes the small downtown Humiston Park and extenus east ward for another The fire under the leadership of Eire Chief Gene is planning to build a 48x55 onestory building to house its they are considering a twobay build ing which will house four trucks and a meeting The build ing will be placed about midway on the facing State streei leaving Humiston park Members of the fire depart WEATHER SUMMARY Temperatures are maximum and minimum for 24 hours ending at 0 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 7 This Week in fayette All civic and social organizations of Fayette ate invited to list their meetings and activities in this weekly Please call the LEADER by 4 Monday to be August 10 Legion Hall Mens day at Big Rock Upper Iowa College commencement program of Summer 10 Garbee Hall Twilight Big Beginning at 4 School board 8 Superinten dents Senior potluck Firemens meeting 7 city hall Ladies day at Big Rock Mens day at Big Rock Town Council 8 city hall American 8 Legion Hall Ladies day at Big Rock 8 Legion Hall Mens day at Big Rock School board 8 Superinten dents Senior social meeting Fayette Community Schools starts Ladies day at Big Rock Mens day at Big Rock mcnt last week cleaied the east ern portion of the land of its trees and and under Miss who must move from her present has purchased a M x 70 mobile home which will be placed in this The total x 120 has been in the lltimiston family since 1871 at which time her Canfield pur chased the Eayetle House alter coiningfrom New The alter being built in had several owners before Canficld bought it and operated it for many years with the help of his Seautification Phase II Underway On Campus Phase 11 of a threeyear plan for overall campus bcautificalion has begun ai Upper Iowa On July a tornado struck the doing some material damage to buildings and almost denuding the campus of its centuryold Following the clean up after the the college adopted a threeyear plan for rebcautification to be carried out under the direction of James landscape special ist from About 50 evergreens were planted last most of which s survived the As a part of Phase I some 1 70 new trees and shrubs were about the campus this to meet specific needs and to add to the general beauty of the col lege in future Prior to the tornado trees on the campus were limited primari ly to and Of only a few scattered pine To replace them college has planted a variety or trees and some on an experimental basis to see if they will survive tinder campus Included in the plantings this slimmer were green Russian silver river green willow white pin red ginkgo and Platts Nursery of Waterloo pro vided the stock for the planting which was carried by members of the and volunteers from the community of wife and daughter who later became Florences Miss Humiston recalls very well the days she worked in the hotel with her parents and five brothers and assisting travelers and waiting on Later she operated a beauty par lor within the The hotel originally boasted a ballroom on the third floor which was later built into bed rooms for both permanent and transient Tinmain floor contained a large sample room where salesmen could unpack and display their goods for the towns Canfield also operated the livery service which met the tiains at the depot and brought passengers to the hotel for their Excitement reigned one Janu ary evening in The hotel had made preparations to serve dinner to of tile Knights of when the just north of the layette Hie nnd a bucket kvmed LD At the hotel the Hnniisiom broke the windows on the south side and moved tables out into the street after gathering tip the The tables stayed outside for two The Humis tons rolled np the took them soaked them with water and hung them on the north ol the hotel In prevent il from Ill those early Fayette had no city hall or official place of doing elections and other meet ings held within the Continued on 1A A new fire station is planned for a portion of the land on which the old Fayette House once The hostelry was built in and in purchased by grandfather of Miss Florence Humiston who last week gave the land to the Fayette Fire Department for a new fire The 50 foot deep parcel extends from Main to Washington A portion of the area was recently made into a small downtown park which will be The fire station will be built in the center of the facing State
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