Benton Harbor News-Palladium 09 Jan 63

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Benton Harbor News-Palladium 09 Jan 63 - - PAGE TWELVE THE NEWS - ? Lane whether it asks...
- PAGE TWELVE THE NEWS - ? Lane whether it asks was older, us time past planning h e future. y o u r you as g r o w t h been time re- -Husbands now are packet of you behind den. for a farmer that California interesting on the arriving police a man's hope of Senate of on a a breakfast. money tinfoil to the of innocence. HIKERS REST: Fred Rydholm (left), strapping six-foot guide for the Huron Huron Mountain Club at Marquette, Mich., pauses momentarily with Brennan Biolo near the top of the Huron Mountain during a day-long hike into the area. Rydholm has been employed by the club for 22 summers. At other times he is a science teacher in the junior high school in Marquttte. (AP Photo) Marquette City Father Is An Avid Outdoorsman By A. F. MAHAN MARQUETTE (AP) -- Fred Rydholm is the most uncityfied city commissioner you're likely to find any- at the and Harbor music. wives where. At 38 this descendant of "Swedes who pronounce the name Reed- holm, already is becoming a legend legend in Michigan's north country, parts of which he likely knows better than its bears. Rydholm spends every minute he can in the woods -- and still earn a city living. And the more primitive the woods are, the better, better, he likes them. But Fred Rydholm has some traits of a professor. He is an instructor instructor at Graveraet Junior High.) Once re hiked seven and a half miles on snowshoes in the dead of winter to check his forest cabin --and found when he got there he had forgotten the key. He chuckles about things like that, but he gets dead serious when anyone suggests development development of a national park in the Huron Huron Mountains or a broad-band, 37- mile long national lakeshore development development between Munising and Grand Marais. CAN'T BE DEVELOPED "You don't develop a wilderness/' wilderness/' he says. "You leave it alone, if you want people to enjoy it just as nature created it." He wishes Isle Royale had been left alone; instead of being made into a national park. "They tell you where you can go and can't go, where you can paddle a canoe and where you can't, insist you use a developed plot for your camping, and they've got ovens all over the place that won't work. Adventure has been taken out of a trip to Isle Royale." The state and federal governments governments already own 40 per cent of velop What they've got already before grabbing off any more." When school's out in summer, Rydohom can be found at the Huron Huron Mountains Club, an exclusive 50-member organization that owns 16,000 acres of virgin forests some 30 miles northwest of Marquette along Lake Superior. HEADS FOR WOODS And even when school is out for weekends, Rydholm usually can be found in the woods -- even on winter's coldest day or the muddiest muddiest one of the springtime thaw. This strapping 6-foot-3, 210-pound- er with a brush haircut, dressed in knee-patched overalls, a checked checked flannel shirt with a T-shirt 1 peeing above the open collar and rough, brown brogan shoes looks for all the world like a guide. He never carries a gun in the woods and ,has a theory that animals animals will not attack humans unless unless frightened or provoked into it, explaining: "At one time or another, I've seen about 500 bears in the woods, and I've always questioned stories stories bout bears attacking people. Of course, you can't be in their way; but they're not to be feared." At his own lodge he's building in the Michagimme State Forest area about 50 miles from Marquette, Marquette, Rydholm has built brush piles to give animals cover, put out salt to attract deer and made some lakes to attract geese. STILL BUILDING Rydholm still is building, after 14 years, on his place in the woods. He cut and peeled his own cedar mines in the Hurons. A 1948 graduate of Albion College College and a one-time Navy hospital Corpsman, Rydholm came to Marquette as a teacher in 1953. Within four years a vacancy developed developed on the Marquette City Commission, and tre four remaining remaining commissioners asked him to serve out. the term. In 1958 he ran on his own, but didn't campaign, and led the ticket --as he did in 1960 and 1962. In 1959 at the age of 35 his fellow commissioners elected him mayor. He also is a Marquette County Supervisor. He's a scoutmaster, as you' might imagine, and he's also an amateur magician of talent, which you wouldn't suspect. He's also on the Marquette Multiple Sclerosis Board "and mixed up in so many other things" he doesn't have time for service clubs, such as Optimist and Kiwanis. Michigan than eggs. MSU's now Illinois, a 21,506 cages eggs among floor Merle another of with foot with space. The The would ation In tested used blood as and he The ends rait and in his gigantic fireplace are the 16,500-square-mile Upper Pen- j embedded rocks from every coun- insula, and Rydholm thinks that's j ty in the Upper Peninsula, even enough, "and they ought to de-'some from what used to be gold

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The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan)09 Jan 1963, WedPage 24
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