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Veterans Groups - VFW

Peace Officers, Police, Transportation, Automotive, Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations Houghtons Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1292 wants the young bicycle riders of the Village given a maximum of protection. Because of the concern they are equipping every bicycle in the town with glow ribbon stickers so that the bikes can be seen by approaching vehicles. All youthful bicycle riders in the village need do to have their wheels equipped is to report at the fire hall and any of the men in charge will be glad to place the ribbon or VFW initials on the rear guard. The letters are available and will be placed on the bikes through the cooperation of the post, the Houghton fire department and the Houghton village police. In this photo Police Chief Joseph McGuire is standing by while James Lowney Sr. of the fire departments truck division is placing the stickers on young Paulie Colombes speedy racer. [Good photo of a 1950s police cruiser.]

Scanned: April 15, 2009

Transportation - Courtin' Bike

Transportation, Buildings, Civic Centers, Arts Facilities, Theaters, Peace Officers, Police Officer Ray Smith chats with Mr. & Mrs. James Grubb on their bicycle built for two. Jim is in his third year of mining engineering at Michigan Tech. Jim has had the bike for three years, but it wasnt always his, he took it in on a trade deal from one of his buddies who used it to court his wife. Ever since then, it has been called a Courtin' bike. It actually is a combination of two bicycles, a girls and a boys. Jim says his wife who rides the fore part, is the pilot while he produces most of the propulsion, is the chief engineer. [The Grubbs have a conversation with Officer Smith in front of the Kerredge Theater which is showing "The High and the Mighty" in Cinemascope.]

Scanned: April 16, 2009