WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1952
TH E MICHIGAN DAILY
EXTRA HELP NEEDED:
Yule Job Outlook Fair
City Business Prepares
For Christmas Crowds
By ERIC VETTER
That seasonal replenisher of de-
pleted student bank accounts, the
pre-Christmas job, will be in short
supply locally this year, but ,stu-
dents who stick to Ann Arbor for
the holiday season should have
little trouble finding employment.
Nearly all the large department
retail stores in town plan to take
on additional help during the
Christmas buying spell and many
smaller shops intend to hire an
additional worker or two.
* * *
BUT THE FLY in the ointment
for those taking their vacation at
home is that personnel managers
and store owners intend to hire
help willing to work up until
Christmas Day. This is the peak
of the buying season, managers
say, and thus the time when extra
help is needed most.
The situation is not totally
bleak, however, for students
leaving town on Dec. 19 or 20.
Nearly every store manager ex-
pressed a preference for help
which will work up till Christ-
mas but a number of the larg-
er stores will take on students
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going home for Christmas if
they are not able to get full-sea-
Several campus shops, which re-
ly mainly on student pre-Christ-
mas trade, also will use part-time
help who leave town when classes.
Most of the job openings are for
sales women and clerks. Male job
opportunities are fewer but exist
in men's apparel shops and in de-
PAY FOR part time help gener-
ally starts at 75 cents an hour for
women and $1 an hour for men.
Higher pay, however, is available
for those with extra qualifications
Top scale is paid by the post of-
fice-a whopping $1.56 an hour.
About 75 new men are taken on by
the system to handle the mail and
gift rush as mail sorters and truck
loaders on evening shifts. Post-
master Oswald Koch reports that
most of the jobs have already been
Out of 24 stores checked on
job opportunities, ten reported
openings available. Nearly all
women's shops, dimestores and
department stores will supple-
ment their sales forces.
On the other hand, book and
shoe stores are generally set with
their present work force. Some
men's shops plan to hire new help
while others do not.
Ann Arbor high school students
provide most of the competition
for University students in search
of jobs. The high schoolers have
the advantage of living in town
and thus being able to work up un-
By GENE HARTWIG1
Christmas came to Ann Arbor
With the placing of holiday dec-
orations on lampposts in the shop-
ping districts of the city Nov. 21
Ann Arbor businessmen bracedi
themselves in preparation for four|
weeks of Yuletide gift buying.
Working together to provide
traditional Christmas street trap-
pings, the Ann Arbor Retail Mer-
chants Association and the Cham-
ber of Commerce this year spent
more than $4,000 on illuminated
plastic wreaths and evergreens.
In order to handle the large
gift-shopping crowds, all the
stores in the downtown area
.will remain open until 8:30
p.m. six nights during December,
according to Harry J. Lepard,
president of the Retail Mer-
Lepard listed the following days
when stores in the downtown area
will be open: Dec. 7, 8, 15, 19, 22
and 23. In addition certain State'
Street establishments may re-
main open an extra night just be-
fore the University's Christmas re-
cess in order to handle student
* * *
to be distributed Christmas Eve.
Prizes for the best home decora-
tions will be in the form of mer-
chandise. A plaque will go to the
business establishment with the
The twenty-fourth Christmas
Pageant and Community Sing will
be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 14, in Hill
Auditorium this year with an esti-
mated 4,000 people expected to at-
A FURTHER reminder
Largest Display in the City
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gloves 6.95 . . . Total-17.90
a white satin evening bag overlaid with golden
mesh and paillettes 5.95 . . . a dazzling white
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one of those satin scarves from France with a
delicate woven pattern, fringed ends 3.95 .,..
a pair of striped flannel p. j.'s 3.95..
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rhinestone earrings' with the holiday sparkle
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Postmaster Koch Offers
Tips forGift-wrapping Season
"The best is not good enough." delible pencil is the best instru-
That's the way post office offi- ment to address packages with, be-
cials look upon package wrappings cause snow or rain will not smear
for Christmas mailing, the address.
They point out that articles suf- A good solid or double-faced
ficiently wrapped for normal mail corrugated fiberboard box fas-
handling are often damaged or tened or sealed with twine, wire
lost during the holiday season. Be- or banding material is the best
cause of this, Postmaster Oswald type of container to use, Koch
Koch, recommends the following continued. Gummed paper tape
methods for parcel post mailing has little chance of holding gift
during Christmas. boxes together under rough mail
* * * handling and is especially inade-
FIRST, Koch emphasizes that quate at Christmas.
the name, address and postal zone Pressure will cause boxes not
of the person being sent the ar- firmly packed or overpacked to
title should be clearly printed on break, he continued.
heavy wrapping paper along with Fragile articles, like musical in-c
the same information of the sen- struments, toys, millinery and ar-J
der. A ball point pen or an in- See POSTMASTER, Page 4 s
Christmas is upon the city came
when the Junior Chamber of Com-
merce decorated the traditional
Court house Christmas tree last,
This year's tree, a 25 to 30
foot fir, is one of two cut by
the park department for use in
Santa Claus is due to arrive in
Ann Arbor almost a week before
Christmas when an airplane bear-
ing the jovial patron of children
will land at the Ann Arbor Air-
A JCC COMMITTEE has made
plans for a parade to accompany
St. Nick on his way into town
where he will greet the children of
Ann Arbor and hear pleas for toys
to fill their Christmas stockings.
Later he is expected to put in
appearances at the children's
wards of the local hospital dis-
pensing candy and making a list
of Christmas morning orders.
With store windows in the
business sections of the town
competing sharply for the at-
tention of the passerby as Dec.
25 draws near, the JCC has
also planned a decorations con-
test for homes and business
establishments in the city.
Judging will be done several
days before Christmas with prizes
for the most outstanding windows
and home lighting arrangements
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