Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 7, 1965 · Page 5
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 5

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, May 7, 1965
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FRIDAY. MAY 7,1963. IRONWOOD DAIIY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN 18 Are Seeking Election to College Board of Trustees Election to Be Held Monday In All Districts of County Eighteen candidates are seeking election to the Board of Trustees of the proposed new county-wide community college In Oogebic County. A special election on the c o 1- lege proposals will be held Monday, May 10, in all school districts of the county. The following three proposals will be submitted to the electors Monday: 1. Do you favor the establishment of a county-wide community college as proposed? 2. Do you favor supporting it with a tax levy of up to one and one-half mills on the state equalized valuation of taxab 1 e property in the county? (This amounts to IS cents on each $100 of valuation, or $1.50 on each $1,000 of valuation). 3. Election of six trustees on a county-wide basis. Voters will have the opportunity to vote for any six of the 18 candidates for the Board of Trustees. All of the candidates are running at large. Individual voters in each school district may vote for no more than six, selecting their choices from the full slate, regardless of the c a n- didates' places of residence. If the first two proposals relative to the establishment of the proposed county-wide colle g e and the tax levy to support it are approved by a majority of the voters, the six candidates receiving the largest number of votes in the county will constitute the new Board of Trustees which will have sole administrative authority over the new college, following a period of transition during which control of the college will pass from the Ironwood Board of Education to the new board. Under the laws regulating the establishment of a commu n i ty college, all three proposals must pass by a majority vote or the community college, as proposed, is a dead issue. Personal information supplied by each of the candidates is listed as follows: ROY R. AHONEN Roy R. Ahonen, 38, 140 E. Coolidge Ave., Ironwo o o d, is chairman of the Action-Information Committee which was appointed by the Board of Education of the Intermediate School District to activate and .publicize the proposals for a countywide Community College, f o r- mulated by the ISD board. Ahonen was born and reared in Ironwood; is a graduate of the L. L. Wright high school, and. of the University of Michigan, with a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He is married to the former Doreen Shosren of Ramsay. They have four children. Following his discharge from military service in the U. S. Air Force, Ahonen became employed by the Ahonen Lumber Company in various capacities. He is now president and general manager of the company. He was a member of the Ironwood City C o m- mission and served as mayor. He also served as a member of the County Board of Supervisors and of the County Planning Commission. Ahonen is a member of t h e Ironw o o d Chamber of C o m- merce; the Ironwood American Legion Post; the Ironwood Elks Lodge and the First Presbyter- tan Church. HOWARD BROWN Howard Brown, 63, 707 Yale Ave., Bessemer, retired educator, has a background of 39 years experience in the field of education. A native of Ishpeming, he is a graduate of the Ishpeming High School and holds a bachelors degree in education and has 15 hours credit for graduate work. toward a masters degree. He taught school for four years in Missoula, Mont, before coming to Bessemer where he was instructor in the township schools for 35 years, the last 24 years as principal in the Puritan and later the Ram say schools. He retired in June, 1964. Professionally Brown is a member and past president of the Gogebic Chapter of the Michigan Education Association; and past president of the Bessem e r Township chapter, M.E.A. and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Active in communi ty service he served as chairman of the Bessemer City Planning Commission; a trustee of the Yale Ass'n of lease holder, in charge of lot sales in the Jack Pot lease; and active in various educational interests of the community. Brown is married, and the father of two sons. *' * * , RUTGER F. ERICKSON Rutger F. Erickson, 62, 102 Michigan Avenue, Ironwood, instructor in psychology, and guidance officer in the Gogebic Community College, has had 34 years experience in the field of education. Born at Ironwood, he holds a master's degree in school administration and .supervision. Before present appointment in the ago, he was engaged as instructor in the junior high school for 15 years, and was principal of the Central School, for 15 years. He is married to the former Astrid Lorenson. They have no children. He is a member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association, the National Associati o n for Higher Education; the Salem Lutheran Church and the church council; and is a member of the Ironwood American Legion Post. * * * CLARENCE B. FORSLUND Clarence B. Forslund, 38, Ironwood Township, was born in Oma Township, and is a graduate of the Hurley High School. He is married to the former Vienna Johnson, Covington, and they have four children. He has a background of extensive activity in the field of business as owner and operator of retail stores, including The Kilponen Hardware Co. and the Toy and Hobby Shop, Ironwood, and is owner and presid e n t of Angvick Furniture Co., Inc., Ashland. Forslund is Ironwood Branch Manager for car license division of the Michigan Department of State; is a member of the Kiwanis Club, and of the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, serving on the retail board. He is a member and president of t h e Trinity Lutheran Church. A veteran of World War II, he served during the war in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater. * * * CHARLES E. GOTTA Charles E. Gotta, 53, 721 E. Pabst St., Ironwood, has been working for the separation of the community college from the high school, for the last 10 years, while a member of the College Advisory Board. He was born at Bessemer and is a graduate of the A. D. Johnston High School. He subsequently graduated from Michigan State University in 1933, with a bachelor of science degree, and was engaged in various business fields. He is now owner and operator of Point Motor Sales at Ironwood. During the years Gotta hrs' been active in community service. He is past president of the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce; past president of the Kiwanis Club; past president of the MSU Alumni Club; is treasurer of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church; is chairman of the Gogebic County Building Authority; chairman of the Hiawatha committee of the Chamber of Commerce; member of the College Advisory Board member of the Action-Information committee of the proposed Community College project, and is chairman of the publicity sub-committee. He was selected as "Man of the Year" in 1957 by the Ironwood American Legion Post, and "Man of the Year" in 1964 by the Chamber of Commerce. He is married and has two daughters and one son. * it * HAROLD J. GRAVES Harold John Graves, 44, 1001 Pierce St., Wakefield, was born at Marenisco. He is a graduate with a bachelor of science degree in forestry from Michigan Technological University, Houghton. He is married and has one daughter. Graves is employed as forester by the U.S. Forest Service. As vice chairman of the Action- Information committee of the Community College progr a m , he has worked on all phases involved in the project. He has been active in community interests with a background of extensive service with youth. He is vice president of the Wakefield PTA; president of the W i n t e r Sports Inc., scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 301; secretary of the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, a member of Rota r y Club; a member of a committee instrumental in establishing the Wakefield Furniture Co. Professionally he is a registered forester of Michigan; a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Ameri can Institute of Biological Sciences, the Gogebic* Range Enginee r s Club, and the Michigan Tech Alumni Association. He is also a member and elder of the Community Presbyterian Church Marenisco. ROY R. AHONEN ALLGOT B. JOHNSON * * * ALLGOT B. JOHNSON Allgot B. Johnson, 72, I r o n- wood Township, headed the promotion of the organization of a Junior College by the Ironwood School District which materialized in 1932; and headed the promotion for the institution of a Junior ROTC in the Iron wood High School. He has a background of service in busi ness, industry and administration, with extensive community service in various fields. Born In Ironwood, he was graduated from high school in 1911 and attended the University of Michigan until Novemb e r. 1912, when be enlisted in the U.S. •amimmttjr college four years | Navy as apprentice seaman. He JACK E. McKENZIE was released from active service with an ensign's rating in 1919 after service ashore and afloat in the Mexican, Haitian and World War I campaigns. Johnson is past commander 01 American Legion Post; past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post; past Chef de Gare of the Gogebic County 40 el U; a member of the Gen e r a 1 Pershing Barracks 1351, Veterans of World War I; was a member of Ironwood Board of Education for 12 years; member of County Planning Commi s s i o n; past member of the County Tax Allocation Board; chairman of Ironwood National Defense Advisory Committee; chairman, Ironwood Rehabilitation committ e e, secretary Gold Star Mothers Memorial Association, and for several years headed the joint Memorial Services on Memori a Day. He is married to the former Eleanor M. Sperry, Philadelphia, Pa. and they have one son and three daughters. * * * REV. R. KEMPPAINEN Rev. Rudolph Kemppainen, 33 1208 Putnam, Blvd., Wakefield was born in Hancock, and is a graduate of the Hancock High School, Suomi College, and of the Suomi Theological Seminary in 1955. He also took additi o n a work at the Duluth Branch of the University of Minnesota and at Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant. He is pastor of the F i r's I Lutheran Church in Wakefi e 1 d He is married to the for m e r Darley Mavis Anderson, Ironwood, and they have five c h i 1- dren. He is a member of the executive board and chairman of the budget and finance committee of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, and a member of the Gogebic County Ministerial Association. In community affairs Pastor Kemppainen is a member of the sub-committee on Human resources of the County Planning Commission; member of the board of directors of the Gogebic Soil Conservation District, anc a past member of the Wakefield Rotary club. * * * . CARL E. KLEIMOLA Carl E. Kleimola, 58, 303 Ascherman, St., Wakefield, is superintendent of schools in Wakefield with a background of exten sive training and experience in the field of education and com munlty services. Born in Bessemer, Kleimola is familiar with the problems of the area. He holds a master's de gree in educational administra HOWARD BROWN REV. R. KEMPPAINEN DONALD E. OLSON tion, and is a member of the Michigan and National Education Associations, the Michi g a n and American Associations of School Administrators; the Goge bic County and U.P. School Officers Association; and the S t a t e Board of the Michigan Public School Employes Retire m e n t fund. In community service he is a member of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Church Council of Wakefield; is secretary of the Gogebic County Building Authority; past chair man of the Advisory Board o the Gogebic Branch of the U.P Child Guidance Clininc, Inc. served as president of the for mer Tuberculosis Associat i o n and served for several years on the Community College Advisory board. * * * RAYMOND J. LUTWITZI Raymond J. Lutwitzi, 56, Mt Z i o n Drive, Ironwood, w h < headed the Gogebic Area Stud; of Education* and the Goge b i i Range Mine Fact Finding stud: committee, has a background o extensive activity in communit; interests. A native of Ashland, Wis., hi graduated from the Ashland County Normal School, and is certified public accountant in both Michigan and Wisconsin He is at present employed at manager of the Ironwood branch of Ernst & Ernst, public accounting firm. Professionally he is a mem ber and past director of the Michigan Association of Certif led Public Accountants; pas president of the Upper Penin sula Chapter of Michigan ass'r of CPAs; and the American Ins titute of CPAs. In community activities he i. a member and past director o the Ironwood Chamber of Com m e r c e; a member and pas president of GO-INC, an organ ization designed to upgrade in dustrial development on th« range; a member of the Iron wood Lodge of Elks, and of th Gogebic County Country club. Lutwitzi is married and has two children. * * * PAUL E. MARTILLA Paul Edwin Martilla, 47, 12 W. Gogebic St., Ironwood, hai had experience in both business and educational fields. A native of Worchester, Mass, he is a graduate of the Massa chusetts State Teachers C o 1 lege with a bachelor of science degree in education. He attended DePauw University, Qreencastl Ind., on a National Science Foun datlon grant, and during World War II, he completed a course in Army-Airforce Radio school RUTGER F. ERICKSON CARL E. KLEIMOLA THOMAS P. STEIGER at St. L o u i g University, St Louis, Mo. For 10 years he was manager of the Ironwood Fuel and Appli ance Company, during whi c h time he was a member of th Chamber of Commerce,and the retail board. He is now Employee as instructor in the Bergland Community Schools. He is an of ficer in the Bergland PTA, member of the Michigan Educa tion Association, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, and the Home and School Association. In other ac tivities he is past grand knigh of the Pere Menard Assemb 1 y Fourth Degree Knights of C o 1 umbus, the Ironwood KC Lodge and is secretary of the Ironwoo Social Cribbage league. He is married to the forme Mary M. Potter. They have fou daughters and two sons. * * * CHARLES W. MASCOTTI Charles W. Mascotti, 43, 204 S. Sophie Street, Bessemer pas city mayor, was born in Gogebi County, is a graduate of the A D. Johnston High School, is a vet eran of World War II, and ha been employed since his dis charge in 1946 as custodian o the county courthouse. In recen years he established a serv i c station which he supervises ou side of his regular work schedul at the courthouse. Mascotti is married and ha one son and two daughters. H is a member and past com mander of the Bessemer Veter ans of Foreign Wars and t h Bessemer Lions Club. A member of the Action-Infor mation Committee, he servec on the sub-committee on financ and has been active in promol ing the college proposals in al phases. * * *• JACK E. MCKENZIE Jack E. McKenzie, 42, Maren isco, is chairman of the financ sub-committee of the Action-In formation Committee. He wa CLARENCE B. FORSLUND —i . CHARLES E. GOTTA RAYMOND J. LUTWITZI MRS. N. J. THOMPSON born in Presque Isle and was graduated from the Marenis c o High School. He has a background of experience in business and is at present sales manager for Kimberly Clark Corp., at Marenisco and represents the corporation in the Marenisco Chamber of C o m- merce. Professionally he is a member of the committee on wood promotion, and chairman of the Bureau of Transportation of the Northern Hardwood & Pine Manufacturers Association, and is an ex-officlo of the board of directors of association. In community service he is a trustee on the County Buildi n g Authority and is active in the Carleton McNicholas Post 523 American Legion. A veteran of World War II, he served as bomber pilot in the Europ can theater, credited with flying 44 missions. He is married to the former Jean Gunderman, Marenisco and they have one daughter, and one son. * * it DONALD E. OLSON Donald E. Olson, 46, Route I. Box 337, Ironwood Township, is a native of Ironwood and a graduate of the Luther L. Wrig h t High School. He is married and has nine children. Johnson is in the dairy business and is employed by the Consolidated Dairies of Mic h i g an Inc. at the Bessemer Creamery. During the years he has been active in the Ironwood Township Parent-Teacher Association and in the Ir o n w o o d Chamber of Commerce. * * * THOMAS P. STEIGER Thomas P. Steiger, 26, East Iron Street, Bessemer, was born at Park Falls and attended and was graduated from the A. D. Johnston High School. He is a graduate of Gogebic Community College, and of the University of PAUL E. MARTILLA CAESAR TIZIANI Michigan with a bachelor's de gree in structural engineer! n g He has attended the summe institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cam bridge, Mass. A structural engineer, Steige designed and supervised con struction of the Big Powderhorr Chalet. He is interested in pro motional work involving the Go gebic range for industry, recrea tion, and education. Steiger is a member of the St Sebastian's.Catholic Church an Holy Name Society. * * * MRS. N. J. THOMPSON Mrs. N. J. Thompson, 44, Wa tersmeet is a native of Kenosha Wis., and is a practicing attor ney. A graduate of the Kenosh High School, she later gradua ed from the University of Wis consin with a bachelor of scienc degree in 1942, and in 1944 sh obtained a LLB degree at Wis consin University Law Schoo She was admitted to the Wiscon sin State Bar in 1944 and Mich gan State Bar in 1951. She also a member of the Gogebic Ontonagon and the Vilas Coun ty Bar associations. She is married to Nestor Thompson, secretary - treasure of the Thompson Lumber Co Watersmeet. They have fou children. In addition to her legal prac tice, Mrs. Thompson is active i community affairs, is a mem ber of the Watersmeet P.T.A executive board since its found HAROLD J. GRAVES CHARLES W. MASCOTTI DOMINIC E. VALESANO ing and is past chairman of the Girl Scout Committee. * * it CAESAR TIZIANI Caesar Tiziani, 45, Erwin township, was born in Ironwood, is a graduate of the Ironwood High School, and of LaSalle Extension University in higher accountancy. He is married and has three children. Tiziani is a professional golfer and is employed as mamanger of the Gogebic Country Club. He is member of the Prof essto n a 1 Golfers of America Association, a member of the Erwin Township Board of Education for 12 years, and is a member of the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce: the Elks Lodge 1278; the Ironwood Aerie of Eagles; the Piave Society and served for six years as deputy Civil Defense director. * * * DOMINIC L. VALESANO Dominic L. Valesano, 42, 702 Putnam Street, Wakefield, is a native of Wakefield, a graduate of the Wakefield High School and the Michigan State University Police Administration Department. He has taken several short courses on juveniles and problems. He is married and has two children. Valesano is employed by the City of Wakefield as chief of police. He is past president of the Upper Peninsula Law Enforcement Association, past commander of the Wakefield American Legion Post, a member of the Wakefield Gun Club, the Wakefield Booster Club:and of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. 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