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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Austin, Minnesota Jimmy starts his descent paying out line As he goes once he submerges his underwater route can be traced by the miniature Geyser shown in the inset. Away from Highway hazards Austin youth explores beneath water s surface As a Hobby by Ethel Haase Jim Van Doren is a Young fellow who can Tell you a lot about what he has discovered there is a whole new entirely different world that exists under water for those who want to explore it. This soon to be 17 Young Man with a Nice a mile found it out for himself while pursuing his Hobby of undersea ter diving and exploring. He first became interested in div ing with an Eye to pursuing it As a career with potentialities when he made the acquaintance of Clar ence Wasson another diving enthusiast from Topeka has where Jim s father l. M. Van Doren Heads a firm of consulting Engineer and where Jim has been attending High school. He saw Wasson and did experimental diving with him at Lake Shawnee at Topeka and decided to go into this fascinating Hobby on his own. The gear required is an a Aqua lung a and by working at various jobs in his spare time Jan financed the Purchase of the Model co invented by Apt. Cousteau author of the Book a the silent weight so Pound the lung includes tank regulator air hoses depth gauge and is a single Cylinder Model weighing 50 pounds. Other equipment includes s face mask. Jim a Junior Model will take him 3.5 or 40 feet below the surface where the pressure is about 30 pounds to the Square Inch. Adding to this a store bought Quot gear Jim has rigged up some essential equipment of his own making a weight Belt to hold him under the surface and counter bal Anre the tank s buoyancy. He explained that he had made it from an Ordinary leather Belt Hung with Lead which he purchased at a hardware store for 40 cents a Pound using approximately 6�?Ti pounds which is adequate for his weight to fixed up Tho Belt to suit his needs with a Hunting knife in a leather Sheath and pliers for underwater use another vital part of his gear is an emergency Rescue pack in which he invested $2 this Rescue pack will immediately inflate when squeezed and bring the diver to the surface. A you Don t want to use one too often though he remarked ex-1 planning that at $2 a a squeeze a the pack is Only Good for one emergency. Jim made a water tight Case for his wrist watch this he equipped with a plastic window Light under water he solved the problem of an underwater Light by making a water tight wooden Box which he Rig god up w Ith four six Volt batteries and a 40 foot electrical Cord. He designed and built the control Swit Ches and by hooking them up to an automobile sealed beam spotlight and attaching a Metal handle grip he has All the Light he needs for his underwater ventures Jim s first diving was done for practice at the swimming a Xii in Topeka and when he was asked if it was a successful venture he promptly replied a sure it was he boy after investing $120 hucks in gear. It had to he Quot technical features of the diving Jimmy knows or is allowed Only one mistake so he makes sure his equipment is right. Here he is checking his life line. Apparatus include a regulator control which Cost $75. This Regula Tor adjusts the air pressure to the water pressure automatically so no breathing difficulties Are experienced. Divers know that it is never feasible to go to any depth breathe deeply hold the breath a then try to surface at will since this could rupture the lungs Des cent is made Down a rope ladder Over the Hack of a boat. First practical Job his first profitable diving a a jobs was done in a deep Pond for a Kansas Farmer who had heard of Jim a Hobby and needed someone to dive below surface to place rocks to keep the Sand from running up behind a dam the big slabs of Limestone Rock were Bro Ken up a a topside and lowered to Jim in the water he got the Job done in professional style in about half an hour and received for his services. On this particular venture he worked afloat 15 or 20 feet below the surface. He has done a lots of diving and practice work and has used several cylinders of compressed air. The past summer he rented a big 220 cubic foot Cylinder and Iran feared the compressed air into his own smaller Cylinder which has a capacity of 38 cubic feet. From this Supply he can be Down below surface for faint an hour at to feet or half an hour at 30 feet a current venture was an expo edition to Lake a a it a. Faribault where he spent some time diving to locate an outboard motor lost by the Ham bundle family recently. I Pon hearing about Jim s diving Hobb. And gear Bandier engaged him to make the search although the motor was not retrieved. It was made fairly certain As to its whereabouts on the Lake i Init Tom in a 20 foot deep lied of mud. It was explained that under circumstances where a Lake has i a a Greene up Quot underwater visibility is greatly limited with Prat i tic a 11 y no visibility close to the Lake Bottom when the Silt runs t Many feet deep practical in Cedar Rivar much of Jim s time has been spent this summer just a fooling. Around a with his diving gear in Cedar River for some time his Hobby was curtailed for Lack of compressed air. Jim pointed out that it is very difficult to obtain i this product especially in pressures of 2.000 pounds Square Inch specifications a year hence he has plans for 1 really going into diving projects i in a big Way. Although he says operations Are always More fun and profitable in Waters with a Good Sand Bottom where vision is Good and retrieving is decidedly More possible. After a year s experience As a diving hobbyist Jim says that it is a fairly expensive one to pursue Money Wise but he does not feel that it in particularly hazardous anyone who is seriously interested As he is will have to do a lot of Reading and should never just begin without having background experience nor try to a set any re cords Quot the first time Down heeds safety warnings he has never had to resort to us ing his safety pack and cautions i a no diver is a Good diver if he does t stay out of trouble a he believes there is a future in his Hobby although it is no Quot get Rich Quick Field Best diving of course is found in coastal Waters where it is an open Field. Man time Law allows six months Salvage rights to the owners of sunken property. After that they Are open to anyone who Truy retrieve the goods. An exponent of the theory that much of the world s treasure is to be found in vast watery expanses Jim talks with Confidence of the time this vast resource will be tapped to provide every Day by my essentials i Jim who will be an Austin High school Junior this fall is the son. Of mrs. Raj Trumer Austin it. 1.1 police chief urges parents to co operate parents of children starting school for the first time or starting to a new school should walk with their youngsters to school for the first few Days and Point out the safest places to Cross the streets. Police chief George Roope pointed out. Kach Parent should remind his children about crossing the streets Only at the intersections and when the Light is Green or when the patrolmen tells them to Cross the Street. Intersections protected As part of the school safety program Roope said three special school policemen will again by employed by the City. These men Are stationed at intersections of division and Highway 16 fast. Ken won cd and Landing and Park and eighth streets uniformed patrol men will he stationed at Oakland 1 and Kenwood and Maple and Kenwood during the school Day to Ald i children in crossing the streets. Motorists should remind them selves of the safety rules and Schittl children especially hike riders. Should be acquainted with traffic hazards blk responsibilities a bicycle rider has the same rights and privileges As the Motorist Roope said hut he also has the same liabilities he must observe Al traffic Laws signal his turns and observe pedestrian lanes and traffic signals the greatest Hazard is the teen agers who ride double hoping not to be caught. This is the most fre quent Bike violation police said. Riding double is a Hazard to both the rider and the Motorist motorists should remember that the Bike riders have had a Chance to forget their safety rules. Dri vers should also be on the look out for the Little folks on the streets and highways and at play. Roope reminded Drivers that a football rolling into the Street in generally follows by a boy running noon peril reduced with the shortened lunch period at Austin High school student a Tomo hires will not he much of a problem this year by police officials plan strict enforcement of the traffic Laws round the schools Roope anticipates the greatest trouble will be after school dismissed each afternoon. The police will patrol the High school area watching for violations. At each school the school patrol will assist the police in tray Fie control. Motorists should remember that a Stop is required when the school Stop signs Are in the intersection. New danger spots Roope says the had spots this year will he Highway 16, which becomes a divided Highway near the Hanfield school and at dim Sion because of the Large numbers of children who have to Cross the Highway and River Street with the new Woodson school opening. There Are no major intersections i along River near the school and motorists Are cautioned to watch out for the school children in this area most of the children from Maple View ride the City bus to school i but the Grade school children get off the bus at the Point and walk to Sumner school Hildren who walk from Maple View Are caution i de to use the gravel walk along the East Side of the Highway. Stop for school buses Drivers were reminded by Sher Iff Albert Reinartz that they must Stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers the bus Drivers will extend a signal j Arm. And All buses Are to he equip Ped with signal lights after the j bus has started moving motorists should watch for children crossing the roads. Traffic safety is everyone s concern the peace officers Point out and they Hope that motorists Bike riders and pedestrians will observe safety to make the 1953 54 school year Accident free. No Sci Ooi Fok Ihms although most other youngsters his age will Start school tuesday Allen Hanley 6, son of or. And mrs. Lyall Hanley Austin it. 4. Probably will spend the Day in bed. Allen was to Start his schooling at the Oak Grove a Cracker boxy school of Freeborn Hist. 96 until he fell from the top of a Book Case thursday and suffered a fracture of his left Arm. His Mother said he has been the a hard Luck boy among her children. He has been in the Hospital four times in his six years. When he was 18 months he swallowed Poison intended for Garden bugs. When he was 3a, he had his tonsils removed last year he stumbled against a drainage tile at the family a farm six Miles West of Austin and Cut the Heel tendons in his right foot. And now this rut Allen does t seem to mind As Long As he does no to have to move his injured Arm and As Long As he can Quot shoot the trucks which run past his window in the children a Ward at St. Olaf Hospital. Dog policing $2,000 a year City collects $1,400 in fees operation of Austin s dog policing system costs the City about $2,-ooo a year according to the records of the City recorder s office hut the City receives $1,400 from License fees and a boarding charge for animals kept at the animal shelter in 1952. 453 dogs were picked up by Harold Carlstrom Pound Mast or. Of this group More than Loo were claimed by their owners and too dogs were destroyed because of illness dogs Are kept at the shelter for their owners unclaimed dogs Are put up for adoption. A listing of fall trial to Start sept. 12 the weimaraner it lob of Minnesota will sponsor its fall trial sept 12 and 13 at the o o Bergstrom farm at Wyoming. Minn this will he the club s first american Ken Nel club approved trial trophies will he awarded for first places in the Puppy Derby and All age stakes and ribbons will he awarded the first four places. Pheasants will he shot in the Derby and a1 age sections entries close sept. I. The German Short hair club of America will hold its annual fall trial at fort Snelling sept. 19 and 20 it will be a licensed trial with Points towards a championship. The fort Snelling trial will in elude Puppy Derby open All age and limited All age stakes trophies ribbons and a Cash prize will be awarded in the limited All age expensive Blowout Fremont Ohio to it was a $ Blowout. It did t Cost Bradshaw $12,000, it Cost Sandusky county the Blowout was costly be cause it threw Bradshaw s car into the rail of a 50 foot Bridge the Bridge collapsed. Local men talk Corn sense wanted Volunteer police in Kentucky but there s no pay Frankfort. By. A a childhood ambitions to become a cop can now be realized by All Able bodied men n Kentucky the Kentucky state police is organizing an auxiliary Force volunteers will serve without pay. They will be concerned Only with emergencies such As an enemy attack on the United states they would help state troopers control Highway traffic and assist injured and homeless persons. Training similar to that Given regular police will he Given to the volunteers. Weather Bureau Triumph St. Louis Fenew self Assur Anre is in evidence among pm a ploys of the government weather Bureau Here for the first time in it ears they held their annual summer picnic without wiil i a neighbor of yours will drop by soon to talk rom Siw about Cerili hybrids he a one of the Cargill representative listed below. Be sure to my him before you order any rom Lor �?~54. Nami name cad township Ernest e. Tune a grand Meadow Paul Wehner a Austin Lyle Marshall Ottman a Bennington Clayton Narveson a sergeant Teo Schultz a udolpho Waltham Elmer Nelson a window Nevada Richard Runkle a Frankford Ben Bendtsen a Marshall Harlan Meier a Clayton de Levy or a Lansing Austin John Mossyge a Leroy Lodi Elmer Wendt a Plao sont Volley f a a Jay Wingert a Adam. Nevada de Kramer a Dover Cargill hybrid Corn All dogs held at the shelter is published each week in the Herald i an example of How the shelter works is the Case of a dog found by police. The dog had been in i Jared. Probably by a car and was taken to one if the veterinarians working with the humane society. When no one identified the dog society officials decided to destroy it As the injury was severe and be cause the society has trouble in placing female dogs the animal shelter is at the sew age treatment Plant building maintenance is no included in the Cost analysis stake top dogs will be eligible to run in the first National German Short hair trial in Chicago this year quake shakes Chile report no casualties Santiago Chile of a a Strong earthquake Shook Chile from one end to the other Friday causing a panic in Santiago and violently shaking the principal port City of Valparaiso. No casualties were reported Val Paraiso apparently was at the epicentre of the quake reports said several Walls crumbled in the Village of la i Central Chile. So Miles North East of Valparaiso. Teachers of City approve action setup members of the Austin Oduca Don association have approved an extensive action program fat a 1953 54, Robert i. Bell president announced outstanding feature will be the local support of the Cen a ten Rual action program recommended by the National Kduca-1 Tion association. Twenty one specific goals Are listed for achievement by education association at various Levels three Are considered vital. First an a equate salary for All members of the teaching profession must be at tamed. Second Active democratic local associations must be formed in every Community. Third pre sent dues must be unified into a single fee collected at the local level Bell pointed out that Austin Public school teachers have a record of too per cent membership in professional organizations at All four Levels a City county state and National. The record a stood for seven consecutive years reviews factors the unified professional attitude of Austin teachers is evident according to Bell he reviewed i some of the factors contributing to the crisis schools face today a there is a serious shortage of adequately prepared teacher for our elementary schools at present salaries. There is a serious school building shortage. And a rapidly increasing school enrolment re suiting from the High birth rate of the War years the schools Are under malicious attack from Power fill enemies. Inflation is a Jim us rapid technological change is for ring on our people adjustments in. Ways of living that place heavy strains upon character and Home life a plan better schools to meet these threats the Odu cation associations meet a to plan better schools straighten and in lie the teaching profession Advance the cause of education improve the Quot Quality of teaching and consider How the schools can Hest serve to country and Mankind a among Basic convictions underlying the National program is the philosophy that a there rests upon All Nti ens. A is Well As upon Tea hers. The obligation to work for an increasingly effective program of education for All our people a a executive Board members of the Austin education association Are Robert Bell president Raymond coming a Duane Balinger 17, president of the Minnesota future Farmers of America will be among the visitors at the National Harrow show Here sept 18. With him will be w. J. Kortesmaki. Executive Secretary of the state f f a Henderson vice president William a Lewis treasurer Ruth f. Mitchell. Recording Secretary Abigail Moore Corres a it ending Secretary Charleso Willard teacher welfare Myrtle sell in. Social Robert Dufresne professional advancement Frances f. Hanson Public relations George Falconer program Darlene Harrison membership i High inn Rickert. Legislature Allen Thiemich publicity roman Warmke Junior College Marilyn Torrey Shaw Dorothy Kosse Neveln Mary Deegan Whittier Vera Pace. Sumner n. Yelene Fredericksen a penal and Bertha n. Sommer Webster. Additional representatives from the High school Are Lena b. Grin icy Alyce l. Purdham Rose a Eutchman Morton a. Carney Willard Hardy and e. S. Wilcox. Autograph in Cement brings boys to court Dover. Ohio in tip to the youngsters of you must leave a Mark in wet Concrete done to make r your autograph. The juvenile court judge lowered the Boom on three teen age boys the other Day. I hey readily admitted they not Only wrote their names on the newly inured Cement surface of a Street but did a lot of tramping around leaving two Inch deep footprints. The judge called it malicious destruction of property and assessed them a total of $10, the Cost of re finishing the Cement. Marigold the Aavo of the month enact or ice Cream Al Over to Marc the ice Cream theeart ii Tyrh favorite blend. Golden Brown bananas roasted i Nuh and creamy smooth Lea a earn. Womb wha an Oahu treat. Enjoy run Vatri Fiou food for Damp and refreshment often. Dairies Austin daily Herald Community Page monday september 7, 1953 Austin daily Herald Austin Minnesota Page three Roope offers school safety tips

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