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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - May 21, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin 4. ,-V v '-V V VT'" Charlie House Launches His Fierce Ottawa River CHARLES HOUSE Btaff WrMw Mwrtreal I a hearty breakfast this morning because this is the day I start my battle with the angry Ottawa river. I will put in at the Lake of Two Moun- tains, Vaudreuil, just outside of Montreal on the site of perhaps a mil- lion camps for the voyag- eurs of old, and of many for Jean Nicolet. Nicolet is my alter ego for this assignment for he is of importance to Wisconsin history. He rides my canoe with me. 1 shall be glad of his company. House My long voyage into the wilderness will take me the subsided wake of Nicolet's canoe of miles up the reluctant Otta- wa, then south into the Mattawa, across Lake Nipissing, down the rapids and white waters of the French river. There, I travel, canoe bound, into Lake through wfcat I fc iMccmtoty called Death's DMT, the Mack- arm at MichlgaB Bay. There, if I can find I will land at Red Banks where Nicolet landed in 1634. Perhaps I may reel at Green Bay, if the A map thawing the route Charlie House will take on his 900-mile canoe trip from Montreal to the Fox River val- ley appears" on Page 3. It is the same renter route Jean Nicolet, first white man in Wisconsin, took in 1634. editor is as kind as were the Winnebagos who met Nicolet and served up several thousand beavers as food for the Nicolet- Indian feasts. First Man The Indians there had never seen a white man. Nicolet's landing was a feat of such proportions that I cannot wish to attain, for it was his brave voyage which discovered Wisconsin the site of it to the civilised world. Then, as Nicolet did, I must travel on. He learned from the Winnebagos that he must see the beautiful Fix river. Some his- torians believe he landed at Menasha at the island village of the Winnebago where there is now a monument to the occasion. He then went into Lake Winnebago when I, too, shall go to terminate my voyage. I do not know how long this trail shall take me. 1 must first test the muscles of the Ottawa which Nicolet, himself, called fierce and raging. I have seen my canoe which is named the Green Apple in honor of my two news- in Green Bay, the other in Ap- pleton. She is pert and prim and I have a feeling that we are to become intimate friends. She's a Ift-footer weighing about 7t pounds. Made to suit me by a Quebec firm, her ties will test her every fiber. My email, and 1 Have much ia It for long climb to It Harwfe malam Nleotot't I aave few plans. I shall visit places where Ntcolet stopped, and use the ancient camping sites of the voyageurs and cottr- evrs de bois of the Nicolet's voyage required round-trip-tirne of almost a year. He spent much tune visit- ing Indians for the purpose of establishing friendly relations with the French, who seeking the legendary Northwest Passage to the China seas were to follow him as I do but not for the same reason. Purpose The purpose of NScold's voyage in 1634 was to seek people who were known to other Indians as "The people of the sea." That single phrase stimulated Champlain to send his young emissary on the history- making trip into the wilderness. It has bten that explorer was disappointed that "The people of the sea" did not live on the ocean which he sought, but hr have been greatly depressed when he the truth. "The people of sea" were whose own legends and mauta tales over the ceatariM ta4toato v. Gaylord substitute to Nelson's one- necessary for drivers alone their cars to slide across ar budget and sent it back1 tne seat to their let- the senate. The Republican-controlled! nate is expected to insists! retaining the substitute, eating a deadlock and forc-i g the budget bill into a con- rence committee. No Postponement Gov. Nelson indicated ear- r in the week that he'd be tisfied if his figures were opted for the first "year of e bienniurn and the GOP1 ;ures for the second. He ans to call the legislature! ick this fall to revise the, cond year figures. Assembly rejection of the bstitute came on a 54-41 irty-line vote. Republicans, eeting in caucus before the Turn to Page 4, Col. 5 ters. Everybody Unhappy This causes girdles and tempers to rise and seams to split, complain the ladies. The box will remain where it is, said Burkhard, postmaster since 1925. He explained: "In cold weather, an em- ploye can run outside to get the mail without putting on a coat. If the box were moved across the street, he's have to put on a coat. Besides, it's dangerous to pass both the cross the1 street." council and the Sens. Wiley and Proxmire istate senate in were asked in a long letter IMadison. mailed Wednesday to help Alder men in getting Burkhard to voted 16-to-O change his mind. to strike the e-commenda- tion of the City Council, State Senate Reject Ban On Teenage Beer Aid. Stumpf Reports He'll Make Another Recommendation A prohibition on sale of beer to minors Wednesday failed to Appleton city prevent reintroduction of the idea for another vote, but a DO M.P.H. Winds Jevere Storm Hits 3alveston Region statement today by one chief backer of a ban indicates the specific recommendation is dead. The state senate vote is c n- jsidered decisive enough to kill .tne on the state level for council's wel- this year, fare and ordi- Stumpf Explains nance com- Aid. Robert Stumpf, whose mittee. State Stumpf resolution at the May 6 meet- senators voted 18-to-14 againstiing forced a committee deci- the ban. jsion, said today the all-inclu- The council action does not sive ban is dead, but he will another at Tuesday's meeting of the committee. Yacht Aaround in "l arn not beer f Utril in for older he said Galeston -.H- Staggering ed it would withstand winds Lafce ind blasts that possibly ex-of from 175 to 200 m p.h. Mprf r ure of control on beer-drink- 200 mph ripped The winds blew a tanker Vy'OVe ing irts of Galveston today aground, sank a fishing vcs- Sheboygan A 56-foot Tow ard that end, he said, he >acht with three men aboard intends to ask the committee notified the coast guard today to recommend an amendment caused wide- it had run aground and -was which will restrict sale of beer destruction in in danger of breaking up two to youths between 18 and 21 immediate vi miles south of Cedar Grove in for consuming on licensed Lake Michigan. premises. I John Herman of Three Reasons Black Cloud owner of the y a c h t Thls- ne said> wl11 Pprmit remained unreported Some residents said the told the coast guard bv radio sa'e heer to minors in so- te in the morning and were storm descended in what they that the craft ran aground ('alled teenage taverns, but ared drowned called a "big, black, rum- Sheboygan for )l else. He The wind tore down an blmsr cloud" Chicago in a dense fog. sign called a One resident on a peninsu- Herman is president of the on Gaheston'sla near Gaheston declared Jolm Herman Manufacturing leasure Pier in the Gulf ol "u definitely was a tornado company of Chicago, makers IOMCO. Pier authorities said ''I heard it comma.'' .s a_j d of cam as products. Also iRineers inspected the sign Mr 5 A14 A A A D l> II C They Walked With Death Man, Boy Give Appleton Kiwanis Unique Look at Edge of Eternity action which eavp him hack tinned until Kavanaugh show- I, BY JAY RI.KD Poxt-Crf-crnl Writer A man and a boy who Riverside Paper to a hospital walked with death Mrs Dorothy Kennedy, a "it's funny" he says now, gave the Kiwanis club a look guest at Wednesday's meet- "the things that go through at the edge of eternity. ing, save the fir-1 alarm your mmri I thought of my Raymond "Pat" Kavan- Donald K.sler, Oshkosh kids, mostly, and of home, augh, route 3, Kaukauna. a working on the tailrace Tm hicky and I know I owe man grateful for the life that bridge just north of the I.awo rny t'o a lot of people. I v.as nearly taken from him. street structure, boarded a guess the angels didn't want one around to ask and Mike Bauman, a bright- boat with Abitz. then rrip the devil wouldn't vou're Just dead eyed lad whose youth has Riverside traffic manager take me Wfllum. a county board spared him the clutching With bystanders directing pointed out the horror of remembering a the boat to the spot where brush with death, were stars Kavanaugh disappeared, Ks- of the club meeting aimed at ler located Kavanaugh with giving members a closer look a pike pole in about eight at the fire department s res- feet of rue pquipmcnt Oblivious Drama Kavanaugh, tanned and un-' Fire department rescue not warrant an indict- ment Such persons are not i full-time agent. Part- arrcstcd. time, volunteer workers are Occasionally co conspira- not enough, declared Mrs tors agree to aid or testify m r., behalf of the prosecution. Sally Clapp, executive sccrc- was no on tary of the Grant County In- this score from authorities, dustnal Development com- Not Likely to Talk mittee, herself a volunteer1 The latter possibility seem- worker. cfj remote in this instance, Cost S15.000 however, because of the clam- Kstimated cost with a full- like attitude heretofore main- time man is about S15.000 an- taincd by the Apalachinites in nually, said William C. the face of repeated grillings. lum, chairman of the Manito-' If ictcd of conspiracy to woe County Association for obstruct justice, as charged in Industrial Development. the indictment, the 27 defend- have county agent ants could receive 5 year it is to go around prison sentences and how they are each, explained. "If The indictment had been rr a small businessman Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 and go belly up. there is ilc but a full- time operation. At prwent, he explained, the Manitowoc ef- OrlaM DvTlg, offers scoffers who hooted that hail M big ns baseballs fell at LaCrosse Wednesday. holdi two and a baseball. The baactall is the smallest item. the drama of which he was a part. Mike's father told the story of how. on a warm March! Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 the boy, then into swollen creek the Bauman home street bridge andTnTmVu- H3'. and wai, in and he is un- lance stood bv with addi- rarried into where Tww RlTen E troubled now, joked modestly personnel worked over the about Wednesday, May 11, man who had born in the wa- day he almost died more than eight minutes. wtnqUMt. 4S ne was workmjr on Tne department pneolator was evidence to ;the s. i.awe project when able yet to say exactly tional equipment. An employe he fell from scaffold into of Riverside, then Miss the muddy, waters donna Brunner, Menasha, I of the Fox river eannl tectel Might pulse 1 I His fall started a chain re- Emergency treatment eon-j he became j stake "T had seen yard a Sticky, Wat Continued Forecast Wisconsin Considerable cloudiness with Mattered showers and thundershow- today aatf tonight. Llttla change i n High, 79. Low, M. for UM M-bowr partctf caidlng ewipfrawra an a. tn. It. Tracta nrtoMI mmuttii Platt. 61, president of Ptra- gon Electric company, Ifl ft iMMfnlAl Av West Palm Beach, Fla. Hf' wIM at 14 TMII to Paft 14, Col. iU rtao p. m., at tl p. m.i iNEWSPAFERr iNEWSPAFERr
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