Ann Arbor News, May 7, 1954
SAFETY PATROL BOYS START TRIP: Russell Calvert (left), 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burgess (Edward) Calvert of 626 N. Fourth Ave., and Aksi Kikut, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Kikut of 2906 South Blvd., bid parents farewell as they leave to join 13 other Michigan Safety Patrol boys in the annual trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Automobile Club. Both sixth graders, the boys are representing Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Young Kikut, formerly a patrol captain in Ypsilanti, recently moved to Ann Arbor. Calvert is a pupil at Jones School.
Jones School was an anchor of Ann Arbor’s historically Black neighborhood (what is now Kerrytown) from the early twentieth century until 1965. Many living Ann Arbor residents remember attending Jones School during the Civil Rights Era. In 1964 the Ann Arbor Board of Education acknowledged that, with over 75% Black students, Jones was a “de facto” segregated school. Jones School closed in 1965, and several years later the building reopened as Community High School.
Ann Arbor Policemen Provide Back To School Tips For Crosswalk Safety At The Corner of Pauline & Redeemer, August 1970
Ann Arbor News, August 12, 1970
Receiving instructions on how to safely cross school children at a busy corner this fall, crossing guard Herman Becker (right) listens to Cpl. Arthur Hughes (left) of the Ann Arbor Police Traffic Division. Looking on are traffic division patrolman Charles Fleming and safety patrol boy Scott Maly. The Police Department is recruiting guards.
Ann Arbor News, October 31, 1973
Spooky Skip Sparks this morning scared away motorists but not students from the corner where is a safety patrol guard. Skip is a fifth grader at Burns Park School. For those safety minded, his vision wasn't hampered. Spooks have eyes in the back of their heads. (News photo by Jack Stubbs)
Ann Arbor News, January 3, 1952
Wearing the safety patrol boy's white belt of authority is usually the trust of the elementary schools' elder classmen - the sixth graders. But at Fritz School, third graders took over the job this year, and ably too, says Principal Louise Ritsema. Fritz acquired the youngest safety patrol squad in the city this year, because it had to send its higher grades to other city schools for lack of space. Eight-year-old Roger Holcomb, one of the Fritz squad, is shown above guiding his fellow pupils across Maple St. at the lunch hour.
Ann Arbor News, September 7, 1954
ON DUTY EARLY: Safety patrol boys were at their posts and waiting for this morning's back-to-school traffic. The News photographer found Lester Vogel, 10, of 1536 Franklin St., a Haisley School sixth-grader, on duty early today at Bruce and Alice Sts.