WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NO NOEL NEED:
Christmas Jobs Scarce in Ann Arbor
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Christmas jobs, annual replen-
ishers o fdepleted student bank
accounts, are in short supply in
Reports from local storeowners
and personnel managers indicate
that, although they are expecting
a heavy Christmas buying rush,
they will not require extra student
help to handle it.
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DESPITE the over-all bleak em-
ployment outlook there are some
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Fa m m m m m m m m m
brighter spots in the picture, how-
Chief among these is the an-
nual Christmas-employment fa-
vorite, 'the United States Post
The Post Office, according to
Postmaster Oswald Coch is hiring
several, dozen extra employes to
handle what Coch envisioned as,
"the largest volume of Christmas
mail in local history."
"But we already have hundreds
of applications for the jobs-
morethan we can supply," Coch
SEVERAL employers explained
their objections to hiring Univer-
sity students as temporary em-
One personnel manager of a
large chain store summed up these
opinions, explaining that, "the
student's limited working hours
and the way this year's calendar
works out make them second
choices of most personnel offices."
Other firms explained that
they were hiring a few students
and would probably take on more
as the need arose.
The owner of a State St. style
center for the "chic set," said that
he had hired four students already
and would take on "quite a few"
more in the days ahead.
BOOKSTORES ran closer to the
average employment prediction
with the majority planning to cope
with the pre-vacation upsurge
with their normal part-time staffs.
Several said that their student
employes would add extra working
hours to their schedules.
Although the number of jobs
is comparatively small, t h e
wages offered are fairly good.
Again topping the list was the
Post Office, offering $1.26 an hour
to temporary employees. But all
salaries ran well above the mini-
munmwage with the majority pay-
ing somewhere in the vicinity of
on( dollar an hour.
The last word was spoken by the
pf rsonnel manager of a Main St.
department store who had hired
a very large number of tempo-
rary student employees" to handle
what he expected would be "one
of the best Christmas seasons
we've ever had."
Then he added grimly, "We'd
better have it, too."
Hunters May Take
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.-
()-Color-blindness tests for deer
hunters-that's what one man
suggests to help cut down on hunt-
Gilbert Nelson, president of the
Hiawatha Land Tourist and Re-
sort Association, made the sug-
gestion in a letter to Director P.
J. Hoffmaster, state conservation
Nelson suggested deer hunters,
who wear red jackets and red hats,
be given the tests when applying
for their licenses.
Thus hunters who are color-
blind can learn of their handicap
and observe unusual caution when
hunting. Nelson did not suggest
that the state refuse to give li-
censes to color-blind applicants.
BIG LIFT-Speedcrane braces himself for a big lifting job on the
Angell Hall addition construction.
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Outdigs Fellow Workers
of Christmas Gifts
Santa Claus will come early to
the International Center Sunday
when he visits 70 foreign children
and their American friends at .the
Center's annual children's Christ-
Santa's appearance will be just
one of the events 9t the children's STREAMLINER
party, which will be crowded from WALLET#
start to finish with good fun and tLE
good food for the guests, accord- Unique one piece
ing to Mrs. Margaret Mead, Cen- construction with no
ter hostess. stitches at points of wear.
* * Secret pocket. Many
THE CHILDREN will assemble others for men, women.
at the Center at 3 p.m. and short-
ly afterwards will be entertained KEY CASE
with carol singing by the Jr.
Choir of the First Methodist Sturdy lustrous leathers.
Church. Identification case and
Santa has arranged to arrive - removable key hooks.
directly after the caroling. He
will empty a giant sack under the
Christmas tree that will decorate
the main lounge of the Center,
and distribute gifts. Each child
will receive an appropriate pres- LETTER CASE
ent. Variety of styles.
Movies-cartoons and adven- Including memo pads.
ture thrillers-will be shown to
the party-goers after the bene-
volent St. Nick leaves the -
So that they can munch on
something, ' true American movie
style, the moppets will be pro-
bided with chocolates and bon-h
bons. w The MAYER-SCHAIRER Co.
As a final touch to th'e festivi- i STATIONERS, PRINTERS, BINDERS
ties, the Center's guests will be OFFICE OUTFITTERS
fed with dixie cups and decorated i e 3-4sM S
Christmas cookies. Coffee and ,-M
fruitcake will be provided for the
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By HARLAN BRITZ
Speedcrane, a 45 ton red mon-
ster, with a 15 ton tail and an
arm which reaches out for 120
feet earnshhiskeep on the Angell
Hall addition construction job.
Digging and pouring concrete
are Speedcrane's main occupa-
tions but he can often indulge in
a bit of plain lifting.
WHEN Speedcrane starts out in
the morning, his muscular arm is
not always as formidable as it is
later in the day.
Eight sections can be fitted on
to Speedcrane's arm giving him
a spectacular reach of 120 feet
and permitting him to reach over
objects which would prohibit the
action of his more normal-sized
Over behind Angell Hall, he
is primarily used in pouring the
concrete for the foundation. Af-
ter this is laid, another firm
'Blind' Card Shark
Persona Non Grata
"blind man" turned in his tin
cup and got an urgent shove in
the direction of Indianapolis.
Detective Talcott Keller said
John McNeeley, 41, Indianapolis,
didn't show any signs of blindness
in playing cards -in the Fayette
County jail over the weekend.
In city court a $1 fine for va-
gracy was retrieved out of Mc-
Neeley's tin cup. The rest of his
$28.27 in Saturday receipts was
turned over to the Connersville
March of Dimes Fund and Mc-
Neeley was advised to use his re-
turn-trip ticket to Indianapolis.
will take over the building of
the super-structure. Then
Speederane will move on to a
The new company will probably
also own one of Speedcrane's re-
lations as a job of this size re-
quires the services of these giants
of the construction world.
BUT Speedcrane's long reach
presents problems. If he reaches
out too far, in attempting to pick
up a heavy load, he may tip over.
The farther out he grasps, the
lighter the weight must be.
To partially overcome this
disadvantage, Speederane's op-
erators have attached a 15 ton
lead weight to his hindquarters.
This helps maintain the neces-
A jib on the end of Speedcrane's
arm gives him some added height.
This height also enables him to
lift a greater load.
SPEEDCRANE is 'not a novel
member of the family of construc-
tion machines despite his colossal
stature. Most large firms carry
Speedcranes as permanent ma-
In fact, union operators of most
construction are expected to have
mastery over Speedcrane's com-
plicated machinery, as well as all
of the other devices peculiar to
Speedcrane's bulk and weight
do not keep him from traveling
extensively around in the country
in search of back-breaking labor
to perform. He merely allows him-
self to be dismantled and loaded
on a fiat car which will carry him
to some construction site where
his prodigious energies may be
put to use.
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