Bikers Must Mind Laws, Too Bikers as well as motorists have regulations they must obey, says Chief of Police Richard Colwell. With bicyclists once again riding to school, he says, some reminders may be in order. First, he said, all persons should register their bicycles with the police department. Police keep the serial number on file along with the owner's name and other pertinent information. If the bike is stolen, officers can use that serial number in helping to retrieve the bicycle. In order to be registered, the bike must have a horn or bell attached and must also have a rear reflector. Cost of tagging the bike is 25 cents. If a new bicycle is purchased, the same tag number can be transferred from the old bike to the new one with no charge. The person, however, must bring the new bike down for officers to record the new serial number. Once the bicycle is duly recorded and tagged, there are riding regulations that are to be followed. • As to speed, that is to be "reasonable and prudent." A person riding a bike must obey all traffic signals, signs and other control devices that apply to vehicles'. . "For instance," said Colwell, "if a sign directs no U turn or no right or left turn, this applies to the bike rider as well as the driver of a car." The biker must ride with the flow of traffic, on the right hand side of the street. "If you dismount from your bike, then you must obey the regulations that apply to pedestrians," said Colwell. No person is to ride a bike on Farm Price Index Down Little During August 'GaterBait Ckude Gautreaux feeds a backyard friend he named Mike, an 8-fqot alligator that lives in a' pond next to his trailer in New Orleans East. Although Mike is still a creature of the wild he appears regularly at Gautreaux's back door for feeding. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's over-all index of prices that farmers pay out as expenses to produce the nation's food and fiber declined slightly last month, but the drop does not necessarily mean that production costs across the board are on a downward tend. According to the Agriculture Department's "prices paid" index for the month ended Aug. 15, those expenses dropped one-half of 1 per cent. It was one of the few such declines in recent years. But the report issued Tuesday by the department's Crop . Reporting Board showed that prices, goods and services required by farmers still averaged 6 per cent higher than they did on Aug. 15,1975, and that most of the dip from mid- July was due to lower prices for some things that farmers produce themselves. For example, the price of livestock feed dropped 4 per cent from July 15, and the average price of "feeder livestock" animals — young cattle, hogs, lambs and baby chicks — dropped 1 per cent from mid-July. Although there is frequently some "middleman" involvement in the sale of feeder livestock and feed, those items are produced initially by farmers for sale to other producers who need them for their operations. Thus, when USDA reports that the prices of those farm-originated items decline it means that some producers benefit while others are hurt. Meanwhile, prices of many industrial items needed on the farm continued to be more expensive last month. The index for building and fencing materials, for example, was up 1 per cent from July 15. The index for fuel and other energy, however, held steady during the month. . Although it has sometimes been overlooked, farmers and their families are big consumers as well as agricultural producers. Thus, the costs of supermarket food, clothing and other items needed on the farm as well as in cities play a part in the financial well-being of farmers. Prices paid by farmers for clothing and textiles rose 1.15 per cent from July 15 to Aug. 15, the report said. The housing price index — including shelter and furnishings — was unchanged from mid-July. Conference In Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals will be held here Sept. 30- Oct. 2. Joe Greve, executive secretary of the Kansas Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and organizer of the conference, said Friday the meeting affords handicapped persons with a chance to help formulate policies. Preregistration is possible by sending $10 to Greve at the State Office Building here by Sept. 15. a sidewalk within the business district, and no person 12 years of age or older is to ride a bike on any sidewalk. When a younger person is riding on the sidewalk he is to yield the right of way to pedestrians. No person is to ride a bike on the grass or sidewalk in Stevens Park, in the courthouse square, or on the grass or sidewalk at the swimming pool. Bikes are not to be ridden on or across the lawn of any private property in the city. "If -you are carrying a package, you should have a basket or carrier of some kind — as the city ordinance states you must have both hands on the handlebars," said the chief. City law says that, when riding in a group of two or more, persons should not ride more than two abreast — except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Persons disobeying the city bike ordinances are subject to fine or to having their license plates removed or bicycle impounded for a certain length of time. A copy of the city ordinance is pertaining to bicycles issued when tags are purchased and may be obtained any time at Page 2 Garden City Telegram Saturday, September, 4,1976 the police station. In addition to riding bicycles safely and obeying the rules, the police chief is asking people to take precautions in caring for their'bikes. "Bicycle riding has become more popular in the last couple of years," he said. "Many families have one or more of the 10 speed bicycles — and many of these expensive bikes are stolen. "It goes without saying that bikes (no matter what the cost) should be stored in an area that will make it difficult for a would-be thief," he said. Dr. M. D. Niedens Chiropractic Office 811 Main Garden City Hours 8:30-5:30 Thurs.-Sat. 8:30-12 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Contractors want construction workers to register for employment In their area. CALL 913 - 266-8892 Construction Walker's Registry of Kansas An Equal Opportunity — Employer Service MEN—WOMEN We'll pay you to learn a and send you to Europe. Would you like to see more of the world than your own home town? Meet new people? Make new friends? Do some traveling? You can in the Army. 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