Ironwood Daily Globe 10 Jan 1963

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Ironwood Daily Globe 10 Jan 1963 - SIXTEEN IRONWOOD DAJLY GLOBE, IRONWOOD,...
SIXTEEN IRONWOOD DAJLY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, Marquette City Commissioner Nearly a Legend By A. F. MAIiAX MARQUETTE AP)--Fred Ryd- bolm is the most uacityfied city commissioner you're likely to Cad anywhere. At 3S this descendant of Sweacs who pronounce the narae 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 earns a city living. And the more primitive the woods are. the better better he likes then*. But Fred Rydholm has some traits of a professor. Ke is an instructor instructor at Graveraet Junior High. Once he 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. * * * SMALL MEDWM LARGE V + pan; ner. SHELL-STITCH SLIPPERS: -- ! a ,The popular shell-stitch makes j He chuckles about things like fast crocheting of these slippers | serious to be worn with or without the but- develop-j terfly! ; known Peter since he was that, but he gets dead when anyone suggests meat of a national park in the Huron Huron Mountains or a broad-band. 31- f or small, medium and large sizes i mile long national lakeshore devel- inclusive. 'was a baby. No. 2SS-X has crochet directions i opment between Munising and Grand Marais. "You don't develop a wilderness." wilderness." he says. "You leave it atone, if you want people to tnjoy 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 the 16.500-so.uare-msle Upper Peninsula, Peninsula, and Rydholm thinks that's enough, "and they ought to develop develop what they've got already be- for grabbing off any more." When school's out in summer. Rydholm 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. * + * And even when school is out for weekends. Rydholm usually can be found in the woods -- even on winter's coldest cay 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 peeking above the open collar and rough, brown brogan shoes looks for all the world like a guide. He nex-er 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. «nd I've always questioned stories stories about bears attacking people. To order send 35 cents in coins for each pattern to: Creative Woman Ironwood Daily Globe. 319 W. Van Buren St.. Chicago 7. I1L Add lOc for Ist-class mailing. Print name, address with zone, style number and size. 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 Michigamme State Forest area about 50 miles from Marquette. Marquette. Rydholm has built brush used and at the League top weak popular time gave It weak a six let piles to give animals cover, put!trick. out salt to attract deer and made tried some lakes to attract geese. Rydholm still is building, after j 14 years, on his place in the woods, He cut and peeled his own cedar two and in his gigantic fireplace are!total embedded rocks from every coun-j ty in the Upper Peninsula, even some from what used to be gold mines in the Hurons. A 1£H8 graduate of Albion College College and a one-time Navy hospital corpsman, Rydholm came to Mar' Mar' quctte as a teacher in 1953. Within four years a vacancy developed developed on the Marquette City Commission, and -the four remaining remaining commissioners asked Mm to serve out the term. In 1958 he ran on his own. but didn't campaign, and led the ticket --as be did in 1960 and 1962. I n j 1959 at the age of 35 his fellow commissioners elected him mayor. ( He also is a Marquette County j supervisor. t 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 seryice clubs, such as Optimist and Kiwanis. CARNIVAL--By Dick Turner L4» I* 3+ SL over over partner you Phone

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