THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1946
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AAF Vet Establishes Snow
Removal Firm in Ann Arbor
By BOB WARREN
There is something new under the
It is one of Ann Arbor's youngest
industrial babies-The Public Serv-
ice Company, specializing in sidewalk
Nothing more complicated than
his having to walk through deep
snow in the dead of winter prompt-
ed James W. Woodul, 27-year-old
Eighth Air Force Veteran and sole
owner and manager of the Ann Ar-
bor 1ublic Service Company, to
think of putting snow removal on
a large scale production.
At the present time the Public
Service Company has only two em-
ployees. These are Moodul and his
young wife. Ann Arbor residents for
only a year, the Wooduls are natives
of Arkansas. They both laugh easily,
and with pardonable pride they will
tell you that they did not need a GI
Loan, but they are hoping that their
savings will see them through.
Woodul and his wife were kept busy
Finds Relics of
Searching among quartzite flakes
in three ancient beach sites along
Georgian Bay in Ontaria, Dr. Em-
erson F. Greenman of the Museum
of Anthropology and five Univer-
sity summer students found im-
plements which are believed to link
the area of ancient culture previ-
ously found in the southwestern
Dr. Greenman said he and the
students found projectile points,
knives, scrapers and axes showing
indications of the Yuma-Folson cul-
ture found in Colorado, Wyoming
and New Mexico.
These implements are considered
geologically dateable, he said, be-
cause of the tilt of rise of the three
sites after the recession of the main
continental glacier that came down
over the Great Lakes.
Ages of the sites range from 1,400
to 15,000 years, Dr. Greenman said,
according to the estimates previ-
ously made by Dr. George M. Stan-
ley of the geology department.
during the past summer with book-
keeping and answering the many re-
sponses to their advertising. The ad-
vertising was done in the summer be-
cause, as Woodul points out, "snow
removal in the winter on a large
scale is a long range operation."
When up to strength the company
will employ 22 men who will be veter-
ans if possible. Depending on the
weather, the working hours during a
heavy snow fall will begin at 6 a.m.
Paid by the hour, the employees will
also receive bonuses for the amount
of work done.
Woodul has worked for a year on
the many problems and loop-holes
in the process of snow removal.
"The idea just didn't come to me
overnight," he said, adding that,
"when you are fooling around with
the weather it is absolutely nec-
essary to consider and study past
weather reports. Even so there will
be years in which we shall make
money because of heavy snow
falls, and some years we'll lose it by
having mild, green winters. It all
is a chance element."
Designed and constructed by
Woodul, the machinery to be used in
plowing and sweeping the 200 miles
of Ann Arbor sidewalks is still"top
secret," but he admits that the ma-
chinery is mechanized. The field of
mechanics is not a foreign one to
him for in the service he was an in-
structor in combat mechanics on
B-24 Bombers and held the rank of
Woodul says that all of the side-
walks in the city can be cleaned by
8 a.m. In addition to the service fee
there is a fee for measuring the prop-
erty to be cleaned._
The sidewalk measurements of the
10,000 homes and 2,500 business es-
tablishment in Ann Arbor are kept
on permanent file. Woodul claims
that he can tell you in 30 seconds any
sidewalk measurement of any home
or business in the city.
The Public Service Company
doesn't expect much, if any, compe-
tition for as Woodal frankly said:
"I don't believe anybody else has
the equipment or the know-how to
clean 200 miles of sidewalks in two
Later, if the snow removal venture
is a success, the company will branch
out. But Woodul is not giving away
any of his trade secrets. As he said,
"So much depends on so much."
WAR CRIMINALS - Joseph Goebbels, Rudolph Hess, and Joachim Von Ribbentropp were also among those
found guilty by the international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg yesterday.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
First IRA Meeting ...
The Inter-Racial Association will
hold its first meeting of the semes-
ter at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the'
Election of officers will be held,
committees chosen and plans formu-
lated for the semester.
Al? students interested in combat-
ing racial and religious discrimina-
tion are invited to attend.
Hillel Tea Dance .. .
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
will present an afternoon tea
dance from 4 to 5:30 p.m. tomor-
row at the Hillel Foundation.
The mixer will be given to honor
new and transfer students.
Ensian Tryout Meeting..
A meeting for all persons interested
in working on the Ensian editorial
staff will be held at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Student Publications Building.
People are needed to work on pho-
tography, page lay-outs, general de-
sign, sports, features, schools. and
colleges, house groups, and campus
Co-ops To Organize . . .
The Inter-Cooperative Council
will hold an organizational meet-
ing 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 302
Officers of the summer council
and the newly eelcted representa-
tives of the ive co-op houses will
be present at the meeting.
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Sigma Rho Tau .. .
"The Seven TVA's" will be the sub-
ject of discussion at the first fall
meeting of Sigma Rho Tau, engineer-
ing stump speakers society, at 7:15
p.m. today in the Union.
Prof. Chester O. Wisler of the
hydraulic engineering department,
guest speaker, will answer questions
concerning present government plans
for nationwide flood control and ir-
rigation projects involving the seven
major river valleys. Specific inter-
est will center on the Missouri Val-
ley Authority currently underway.
Sigma Rho Tau members will also
discuss selection of subjects for in-
tercollegiate debate, choose circle
chairmen and draw up plans for
"Newcomers' Night" to be held soon.
Science ResearcC lu b .
The Science Research Club will
hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Amphitheater of the Rack-
M. H. Nichols of the aeronauti-
cal engineering department will
discuss "Upper Atmosphere Re-
search by Use of High Rockets"
and W. C. Beckman of the Institute
for Fisheries Research will discuss
"Analysis of the Growth Rate of
Fishes from Scales."
The club has urged former mem-
bers who have been absent from
campus to attend the meeting and
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"Energy Relationsips in Plating
from Some Compounds of Chromi-
Mathematics 211, Algebra will
meet Wed., and thereafter in Room
223 West Engineering.
Mathematics 327: Seminar in
Mathematical Statistics will meet
Wed. at 11:00 a.m. in 3003 Angell
Physical Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Thurs., Oct. 3, in Room 151
Chemistry Bldg., at 4:15 p.m. Mr.
Juan D. Curet will speak on "Mag-
netic Properties of Nickel Com-
pounds." All interested are invited.
Spanish la and 2a (Extension Divi-
The first review lesson for Spanish
2a (Extension Division) will be given
on Thurs., Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Room
108, Romance Languages Bldg. 2 hrs.
credit. del Toro. There will be a great
deal of conversational practice.
phasis on oral practice. Class meets
on Tues., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., Room
108 Romance Languages Bldg. 2 hrs.
credit. del Toro.
SCIENCE RESEARCH CLUB-The
October meeting of the Science Re-
search Club will be held tonight
in the Amphitheater of the Rack-
ham Building at 7:30. Former
members who have been absent from
the campus but have now returned
are urged to attend the meeting and
Program: "Upper Atmosphere Re-
search by Use of High Rockets," M.
H. Nichols, Department of Aeronauti-
cal Engineering. "Analysis of the
Growth Rate of Fishes from Scales,"
W. C. Beckman, Institute for Fisher-
Department of Bacteriology-round
table on Phagocytosis. Library, East
Medical Building tonight at 7:30.
Everyone is cordially invited to at-
'Ensian editorial staff tryout meet-
ing for all those interested in photog-
raphy, editorial, and layout work at
4:15 p.m. today at the Student Pub-
House Presidents' meeting for dor-
mitory and league house presidents in
the League today at 5:00 p.m.
Sigma Rho Tau, engineers' speech
society, will hold its first meeting of
the year on Tues., Oct. 1, in the Mich-
igan Union, Room 316. Plans for
Newcomer's Night and for the Inter-
collegiate Conference Debate will be
The Christian Science Organization
at the University of Michigan will
hold its meeting at 8:15 tonight in
the Chapel of the Michigan League
Bldg. Students, faculty, and friends
are cordially invited.
Kappa Phi, Methodist girls' club,
will hold its first regular meeting
today at 5:15 in the Wesley
Guild lounge of the First Methodist
Church. There will be a short busi-
ness meeting followed by supper,
after which the members will call on
prospective pledges. All members are
requested to be present.
Polonia Society: The first meeting
of the Polonia Society of the Fall
Semester, will be held tonight at 7:30
in the International Center. All stu-
dents of Polish extraction are urged
to attend. Business of the meeting
will include an election of officers.
The Intercollegiate Zionist Feder-
ation will hold a general business
meeting at 8:00 tonight, at the Hillel
Foundation . Elections will be held
and all old, new, and prospective
members are invited to attend.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation: The
Forum Committee will meet today, at
3:45 p.m., at the Foundation. Includ-
ed on the agenda is the planning of
the topics and lecturers for this se-
mester's Fireside Discussions. All in-
terest are invited to attend.
B'ani B'rith Hillel Foundation So-
cial Committee meeting today at 4:30
at the Foundation. Members inter-
ested in helping to plan social func-
tions are invited to attend.
Engineering Council Representa-
tives: the initial meeting of the Coun-
cil will take place at 7:30 p.m. on
Wed., Oct. 2, in Room 244, W. E.
Organizational meeting for Dance
Club on Wed., 7:15 p.m. Barbour
Meeting of the Armenian Students
Association on Oct. 4, at 8:00 p.m., at
1001 E. Huron. All students of Ar-
menian parentage are cordially in-
vited. A social will follow a short
The first meeting of La Sociedad
Hispanica (student Spanish club)
will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
Rm. D Alumni Memorial Hall,
Jeanne North, Bernice Weiner and
Morris Bornstein, who were sent to
the University of Mexico, and An-
gela Pons who was sent to the Uni-
versity of Havana, all on the annual
summer scholarships offered by La
Sociedad Hispanica, will review their
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