MICHIGAN: Up Rose Little Orvie Then

In his five terms as mayor of Dearborn (pop. 94,530), on the western edge of Detroit, irrepressible Orville L. ("Little Orvie") Hubbard has managed to obey almost every impulse that has popped into his head. It has not always led to the happiest results. His wife, for instance, once complained publicly that in a domestic tiff he had belabored her with a blackjack. The sheriff of Wayne County tried to jug him for not paying a $7,500 libel judgment, thus forcing him to set up a temporary government in exile at Windsor,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!