(FAMILIARIZATION TOUR AT EIU, CONTINUED)
. . . buildings were in
excellent visual condition. He spotted a few minor danger spots, but
ended the familiarization and informal inspection on a positive note.
EIU Security Chief John Pauley and editors of the Eastern News had
questions with this "inspection." Several editorials and news pieces
were put in the News about the need for a more complete inspection and
perhaps more specific recommendations from the previous visit.
Regardless, things would go on for both EIU and the CFD. Sometimes its
difficult to sort the serious complaints from the minor ones, when it
came to the Eastern News in the 70's. At about the same time as this
tour the CFD responded to a fire alarm in the basement of Pemberton
Hall, May 3, 1974. The basement of the girls' dormitory
housed the Eastern News
and Warbler staffs. Evidently a photographic copy machine set the blaze,
according to Chief George Milliner. The Eastern News team argued that
that cause was impossible, as closed and saved the rest of the building
NEW PUMPER ARRIVES
Charleston's new 1,250 gallon per minute American-LaFrance pumper
arrived May 9, 1974. It was ordered April of 1973 and costs $50897. In
the picture, left to right are: Capt. Delbert McDivitt,
American-LaFrance delivery engineer Dick Abrisz, Chief George Milliner,
Assistant Chief Mel Taylor, and City Commissioner Dan Thornburgh.
Thornburgh. The pumper would hopefully help to lower Charleston's fire
insurance rates, or at least to maintain, the rate. Charleston receives
financial help on fire equipment from the State of Illinois, because of
the University being in the City.