Vintage Ads and Books
Original vintage magazine article, SCHWINN DISTRIBUTORS REVIEW SALES LEAP WITH CAPTAIN KANGAROO, Pictured is: "TV's Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) center, presents Charles McCormick of Chicago Cycle with Schwinn Award for year's biggest percentage sales gain while President Frank V. Schwinn, at right, smiles approval. At left, Joe Bernstein of Petee Cycle shows plaque received for outstanding sales achievement and Bob Wilson of Harry Wilson Sales Agency holds cup, awarded Wilson firm as Schwinn distributor with most bike sales per capita."
The photo at the bottom shows the Re-Elected officers of Schwinn Cycle Distributors Association as President Howard Johnsen, Vice President Bill Stedman and Treasurer Bill Ash. Secretary Loye Ross was not present for the picture.
The article discusses Frank V. Schwinn, president of Arnold, Schwinn and Company, in his opening day welcome to Schwinn cycle Distributors at their annual summer meeting at the Drake Oakbrook Hotel just outside of Chicago. Bob Keeshan, star of the Captain Kangaroo show and the show's executive producer, Dave Connell, made a special appearance. Keeshan was accompanied by Joseph Curl, vice president of CBS in charge of daytime TV, Roy Porteous, vice president of CBS in the Midwest, and Patrick Rastal, account executive. Also featured in the article is Bill Stoeffhaas, vice president & general manager of Schwinn, Ray Burch, sales promotion manager for Schwinn, Paul Flaherty of Schwinn, Jack Smith head of Schwinn Sales Department, Vice president of Schwinn Edward R. Schwinn, Assistant to the President Al Fritz and Chief Engineer Frank Brilando, and Advertising Manager Dick Wiberg. Old 1963 vintage Schwinn bicycle magazine article.