Daily Globe (Newspaper) - June 7, 1960, Ironwood, Michigan
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1960. MEA Committee Meets June 15 A regional conference study committee representing Regions 16, 17 and 18 (the Upper Penin- sula) of the Michigan Education Association will meet in the Delta Hotel, Escanaba, June 15, at 2 announced Cecil C. Elmore, Qirector of regional conferences. The purpose of the session is to discuss problems concerning con- ference attendance and improve- ment of conference programs and to recommend dates and places for the 1961-62 and 1962-63 region- al commonly known as state teachers' institutes. Region 18, which consists of Ke- weenaw, Houghton, Baraga, Iron, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, will be represented by George Beissel, Ironwood, member of the MEA board of directors and Ar- nold K o r p i, Wakefield, 1960-61 president-elect. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN. Program Given AtRockland Michigan Week was observed at the Roger Clark School here recently with a large number of persons viewing the various displays in the class rooms. A skit, "The Wedding of Aggie Culture and Home was presented by the home ec- onomics class. Mrs. Clifford Crase accompanied the skit with musical numbers on the piano. The skit was directed by Mrs. Denver Leinonen, home economics instructor. In connection with the skit, a fashion show was presented by the girls of the home economics class. Each girl modeled the garments she made during the school year. A band concert was presented by the Rockland School Band, with William Saari directing. Mr, and Mrs. James Lindberg and family of Ladysmith, spent Memorial Day weekend with their parents, the Frank Lind- bergs and Lester McCrackens. colorful pantie brief for your cool, summer comfort! Now you can have the con- trol you need under your bathing suit, Bermudas or bouffant skirts! Long stretch batiste elastic. Black, or )l Three Graduate Corsetiers to Give You Expert, Per- sonalized Fitting. a THREE DEDICATION JUNE new Portage Lake lift bridge between Houghton and World's Heaviest Lift Bridge Dedication Is Set at Houghton Hancock will be dedicated June 25. The bridge is the world's heaviest lift span. HOUGHTON Michigan offici- ally opens another "biggest bridge of its kind" on June 25. when the Portage Lake Lift bridge is sched- uled to be dedicated. .Boasting. the world's heaviest lift span weighing 4.5 million pounds, the bridge carries auto- mobile, ran, and pedestrian traffic across the busy Keweenaw Water- way between Houghton and Han- cock. It's the only link between the mainland and the 40-mile-long Keweenaw Peninsula..The mil- lion structure was costlier, on foot-by-foot basis, than the mighty Straits of Mackinac Bridge. Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker is slated to be the speaker at the dedication ceremon- ies, and Michigan State Highway Commissioner John C. Mackie will address guests at a banquet the evening before the dedication. Constructed by U. S. Steel's American Bridge Division, the bridge was completed in less than two years. Into it went more than tons of steel and tons of concrete. The unique 1310-foot lift bridge has two levels of [lower level to carry train traffic, and the upper to carry motor ve- hicle and pedestrian traffic. It op- erates in three positions. In the first or normal .position the lift span is lowered all the way so that motor, rail, and pedestrian traffic can use the bridge simul- taneously. The lower deck carr'es the rail traffic. Because there1 are only seven feet of clearance be- tween span and water in this po- sition, a second position provides a 32-foot water clearance for larger pleasure craft while providing for motor and pedestrian traffic. In this position the lower deck of the lift span is raised to the upper level of the approaches. However, the lift must be lowered before train traffic can cross. The third position will see the huge 250-foot-long center span lifted to a height of 100 feet to allow for the passage of large ships. The ancient two-lane swing span which was replaced by the new lift bridge has been a source of incon- venience for many years, both to water and land traffic. Constructed in 1906 after a lake freighter had rammed and toppled its more an- cient predecessor, it had a horizon- tal clearance of only 118 feet and water clearance of about six feet. Large modern lake carriers were barely able to maneuver through the draw while motor traffic was halted as much as half hour be- tween the busy cities of Houghton and Hancock. To make matters worse, the old structure had to swing completely open to allow for passage of prac- tically every small pleasure craft. When closed, its two narrow lanes kept traffic at a snail's pace. The new lift, boasting towers 200 feet high, has four spacious lanes and convenient approaches. "The new bridge cuts 10 minutes j off the time it used to take to cov- i er the mile between Houghton and Hancock's business say pleased local residents. Each of the 200-foot towers rests on concrete caissons sunk more than 60 ft. to reach bedrock or hardpan beneath the water of Port- age Lake. A rare feat of engineer- ing skill and ingenuity was involved in floating the vertical lift span from where it was constructed on barges about a half mile from the bridge to its position. Accomplished in August, 1959, moving the span and attaching it to the husky cables that lifted it.into place required less than a 12-hour break in lake carrier traffic. Lake carriers on Lake Superior use the Keweenaw Waterway to avoid the treacherous waters north" of Keweenaw Point, where more than 40 ships have foundered. Copper Country residents are planning a gala weekend June 24- 26 as part of the dedication celebra- tion. They'll feature parades, street a boat r'egatta, boat races, and an air show. The Coast Guard will send one of its ice breakers to Houghton for the occasion, and the Lake Carriers' Association is urging as many lake ships as can do so to use the Ke- weenaw Waterway during this weekend to salute the new bridge. Australia has a population of 10 million. Summer Deeds Borrow to on your signature and' security. Repay in monthly installments to suit .your budget. PEOPLES LOAN SYSTEM (Across St. James Hpiel) Ironwood Phone 1718-1719 Highest Quality...as low as per month NEW The Rambler American 2-Door Deluxe Sedan above gives you top quality at America's lowest You save at least over any other U.S.- built compact car. Parks any- where. Room for a family of six. And so easy on gas. You save wheA you save as you drive when you Go Rambler. .j. Rambler American 2-Door Deluxe Sedan with V, down payment. 36-montl. contract with normal earrylnf charges, federal taxes paid. All prices and price comparisons quoted based on manufacturers' suggested delivered prices it factory. 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Meals Planned For Guardsmen The old cliche that "an army travels on its stomach" still holds true even for the modern atomic- age soldier and much attention is being given to this important sub- ject by officials of the Michigan Army National Guard in prepara- tion for the annual "invasion" of Camp Grayling, its 'historic train- ing ground during the summer, ac- cording to First Lt. Frank A. Draz- kowski, commanding officer of the Ironwood National Guard Battery. Menus for the 1960 camp training period are being taken from the Na- tional Guard food service guide, the local Guard leader points out. The menus, supplemented by addition- al items which call for a greater quantity ot food than is normally given to regular Army personnel, will -be supplied to the local cooks as guides in preparing well-round- ed meals for the outdoor-sharpened appetites of the men in .the unit, he said. Local Guardsmen after a hard day in the field, and every day in the two week period will be just that, are scheduled to sit down to such dishes as grilled steak, hashed-brown potatoes, baked ham, "apple pie, roast turkey, fried liver and onions, fried chick- en, meat balls and spaghetti, grill- ed pork chops with apple sauce, chicken ala king, beef chop suey, baked macaroni with cheese, Salisbury steak and baked fish fillets. The mess personnel of the Iron- wood Battery will be supervised at Camp Grayling by CWO W3 A.F. Inicis, mess officer, assisted by S- Sgt. Joseph P. stew- ard. The battery will be at camp from July 9 to July 24. Estimated cost of food for the nearly Ml c h i g an National Guardsmen while at summer en- campment is Lt. Drazkow- ski said. Bagwell Is Speaker at South Dakota College YANKTON, S. D. (AP) _ Paul D. Bagwell, Republican candidate for governor in Michigan delivered the commencement address at Yankton College here Monday and was awarded an honorary degree. The degree was conferred by Adrian Rondileau, college presi- dent and former faculty member at Michigan State University." Bag- well is on leave as MSU's scholar- ships director during his cam- paign for governor. Bagwell will return to Michigan tonight to resume his campaign- ing. British Honduras in Central America has a population of 100th Anniversary Jamboree REPUBLICAN MEETING THURSDAY, JUNE 9th 7.OA D M Wakefield Memorial Building Ov I Banquet Hall All Republicans and All Interested Persons Are Invited. All Local Candidates Will Be in Attendance. 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