May 8, 1930
May session of the Town Council met in the Town
Hall at 7:30 P.M., May 5, 1930, Mayor F. A. Hoyt presiding.
Councilmen present: Hartman, Hettler, Carter, Billins and Fox.
Minutes at last meeting read and approved.
Motion made by Hettler and sec. by Fox that Town
turn the band levy of $184.11 over to the Bank Treasurer. Roll call,
all voted yes.
Motion made by Fox, sec. by Hartman that the
motion made on April 7 for operating a pool and billard hall shall
not be granted. Is hereby rescinded. Roll call; Hartman yes, Hettler
no, Carter yes, Billings no, Fox yes. Motion Carried.
Motion made by Carter, seconded by Fox that J. F.
Berndt be granted a license to operate a pool and billard hall in
the town of Fayette to March 15, 1931. Roll call: Hartman yes,
Hettler no, Carter yes, Billings no, Fox yes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Carter, seconded by Hartman that
all pool and billard halls shall be operated under the call of the
state laws of Iowa. Motion carried.
No action taken on the electric light ordinance.
The following bills were paid:
O. W. Stevenson, attorey fee
H. E. Paul, gas
A. W. Whitford, material
Sam McElree, St. Com.
Armstrong Paving Products Inc.
A. A. Bailey, salary, helper
Fayette Co. Leader, printing
Fitch Payne, salary, sign
E. A. Runsell, Ford
Pittsburgh Motor Co., rep. meters
Central States, April lights
Central States, April pumping
C. W. Knight, culverts, scraper, hdw. 163.90
F. B. Claxton, band levy
A. Schessler, labor
Motion made and seconded that the above bills be
allowed as read. Motion carried.
Moved and carried that the Clerk be authorized to
draw warrants on Town Tres. for separate amounts. Roll call, all
By motion meeting adjourned subject to the call of
the Mayor. F. A. HOYT, Mayor, FITCH PAYNE,
May 15, 1930 Front Page
SWARMS OF SENIORS AT FAYETTE MONDAY
Third Annual Day Hits Highest Mark With Attendants
from Forty-One Classes
Young Hi-School-Senior-America headquartered at
Fayette Monday when Senior Day number 3 brought 690 seniors, with 40
school officials, from forty-one Iowa towns. The first Senior Day,
in 1928, with movies, airplane and sunshine, brought 500 seniors
from 34 towns, and was the biggest thing anticipated. But this year,
the merchants pledged money to buy 700 Eskimo pies with the idea
that 200 were for U.I.U. students, but when enrollment of visitors
at noon Monday topped 600, eating-clubs at U.I.U. were instructed to
run as usual. 'T'was lucky. The student council prepared 700
sandwiches, $12 worth of pork and beans, 40 ounces of sweet pickles
and 60 dozen cookies. They were allowed $50 from the Fayette
publicity funds and the CCC's (Clyde cushion's Caterers) did it all
for $58, spending the last six for paper spooks and plates.
Besides the round plates as souvenirs, another
cardboard circle was created this year in fan-form. The Leader
office furnished a new college seal cut 7 inches in diameter. These
had to be cut out after printing, but KARL FOX, getting over his
broken legs, was just in time for the occasion. He cut out over 200
and the balance was distributed between church and campus groups.
Then the seal was mounted on a stick and presented to the Seniors at
lunch. All together they sat at 5 o'clock lunch on the campus
singing "The More We Get Together." They were led by the
superintendents of visiting schools formed into a glee club and led
by the tones of Irving Mirick's banjo. Every time the word "more"
was reached in the song, the fans were shot arm's length into the
Long distance honors were close be [lost in fold].
. .Supt. Kirk Sperry started with the whole class at 3 o'clock in
the morning, and Miss Helen Kelly, who had to detour from Pocahontas
and arrive with a car of seniors speedometering 215 miles. Both
these guiding spirits are U.I.U. graduates and the next fatherest
were too-Harry Krug with his Garrison class and Don Magnuson with
the Morley seniors. In fact, all the home effort at Fayette received
a real support from alumni in the field that made the day what it
Towns sending over 20 were Oelwein 63, West Union
45, Lamont and Sumner each 33, Postville 29, Arlington 26,
Guttenberg and Tripoli, each 23, Wadena 22, and Hawkeye 21.
Completing the list of 41 towns came Alpha, Aurora, Calmar, Chester,
Clermont, Edgewood, Elgin, Elma, Fayette, Ft. Atkinson,
Fredericksburg, Garnavillo, Garrison, Greeley, Hazleton, Lansing,
Ledyard, McGregor, Marquette, Morley, Oneida, Oran, Ossian,
Plainfield, Pocahontas, Randalia, Stanley, Volga City, Waterville,
The program went on schedule thru Fete and Conert,
Paly and Game, and just as the 6 o'clock whistle blew, the hundreds
seated on the campus arse and stuck their fans in the windows of the
scores of cars and began the trek back home.
The indoor events packed the auditorium beyond
capacity and as admission to these was planned to be by guest ticket
first, those in charge thank the townspeople for their courtesy in
giving up seats to the visiting friends.