WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1953
T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
State St. A Year Ago
'MEN'S NIGHT' PLANNED:
For Gift Shoppers' Rush
By MURRAY FRYMER
Local businessmen have gotten
off to an early start on their prep-
arations for the Christmas shop-
ping rush and have made plans
to spread some cheer themselves.
To accommodate Yuletide shop-
pers, city business establishments
will remain open until 8:30 p.m.
the three Mondays before Christ-
mas, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21.
Both State St. and downtown
stores will be open evenings on
Friday, Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dec. 22,
and Wednesday, Dec. 23.
A 'men's night' is also being
planned by the campus area busi-
nesses, but no definite date has yet
THE CHAMBER of Commerce
is also doing its bit for Christmas
spirit by continuing the annual
custom of decorating Ann Arbor
lamposts. One hundred and sixty-
five posts will be decorated with
the aid of city employes-100 more
than last year. The cost of the
project is expected to be about
Christmas cheer will be spread
in a great many activities again
this year under the sponsorship
of the Junior Chamber of Com-
Foresaking his reindeer, at least
until Christmas Eve, Santa Claus
will come to town Dec. 12. The
"Flying Santa" will arrive by plane
at the airport to be escorted
through the city in an automobile
procession. Various stops have
been planned during the course
of the parade, including hospital
and children's home visits where
St. Nick will unload many gifts
* * *
ON FRIDAY, Dec. 18, a group
of JC's will hold a 'Ring a Bell'
day, taking over the Salvation
Army stands from 1-8 p.m. The
money they collect will be given
to the Salvation Army for distri-
An Orphan's Shopping Tour
will be conducted by another
group of JC's on the same day.
Eighteen youngsters from the
Michigan Children's Institute
will be taken to various stores in
the city to enable them to buy
gifts for themselves and others.
City business establishments and
private homes have now begun to
ready themselves for the Christ-
inas Decorations Contest, an an-
nual event which awards prizes
for interior and exterior decora-
"WE'RE hoping for more ex-
terior decorating this year and will
give more weight to them in the
judging," said Charles Deever;
chairman of the contest commit-
tee. "We had a lot of gool decora-
tions last year but too much of it
was on the inside."
Prizes in the home decoration
division will total $100, while a
plaque will be given to the best
displays at a business establish-
ment. The judging will take
place during the final week be-
Replacing the annual Christmas
tree display on the Courthouse
lawn, which is in the midst of con-
struction, a Nativity scene has
been planned at a S. Main St. dry
goods store as a community proj-
The Christmas pageant and
Community Sing will not be held
this year to enable the JC's to use
more of their own force in their
By WALLY EBERHARD
The "Help Wanted" sign is out
for University students looking for
a chance to earn money over the
From throughout the area, re-
quests come to the University Per-
sonnel Office, 3012 Administra-
tion Bldg., for students to help out
during the vacation period. It's a
chance for University students to
pick up that badly-needed cash
and a help for employers weighted
down with Christmas business.
* * *
THE BUREAU, headed by Al-
fred B. Ueker, processes regular
applications for student employ-
ment and matches them in the
most effective way with requests
coming in from prospective em-
During the Christmas season
the office does double duty by
processing the extra-help re-
quests and placing students over
Most of the jobs open are for
mail carriers and other postal em-
ployes and retail store clerks, ac-
cording to Stephen Speronis, per-
sonnel interviewer at the bureau.
Not only local requests are
handled at the office, but outstate
requests are regularly filled too.
For example, Speronis pointed out,
the Toledo, O., post office is look-
ing for Toledoites to carry the
mail during their two-week holi-
day. Wages are standard govern-
The Bureau urges students in-
terested in Christmas jobs to make
early application and workers also
emphasized that the University
bureau is the best place to begin
the hunt for jobs.
MANY LOVELY GIFTS
a Few of
WINTERTIME--Rain and generally above-normal temperatures make it anybody's guess as to
whether State St. will look like this when Christmas rolls around."
556 TRAFFIC DEATHS:
National Council Lists Four,
Christmas Safety Measures
To prevent the reckless spend-
ing of lives every Christmas, the
National Safety Council yesterday
called on Americans to join in a
nationwide Christmas savings plan
to stop accidents.
The Council's yuletide ledger
' shows a loss of 740 lives, from all
accidents, during the Christmas
holidays last year-and the toll of
556 lives in traffic was the highest
"IT IS TIME," Ned H. Dear-
born, Council president, said, "for
America to start saving-and stop
squandering-lives. If every Amer-
ican will join this savings plan be-
fore Christmas holidays, a real
yuletide bonus-human life-will
One hundred and sixty-three
national organizations, city and
state officials, safety councils
and leaders have Joined the
Council in the Christmas sav-
ings plan. They will unite in
creating an awareness of the
special holiday hazards, and
will enlist voluntary cooperation
from every American to hold ac-
cidents to a minimum.
The Christmas-New Year holi-
day season is the most hazardous
single period of the year, accord-
ing to Council statistics. In traffic
accidents alone, twice as many
persons are killed during a Christ-
mas holiday period as on the same
days of the preceding two weeks.
* * *
HEAVIER travel and the festive
spirit of the holiday season in-
crease the normal winter hazards,
such as bad weather, slippery
roads and more hours of darkness.
The Council suggests four
safety measures for Christmas
1. Start automobile trips early
20 SHOPPING DAYS
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Cuff Links, Tie Bars, matching sets or individually
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Compacts, Cigarette Lighters, Cigarette Cases
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Jewel Boxes, Pearls, Rhinestone Necklaces and.-Ear
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We carry a complete line of gift wrapping, ribbons,
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take it easy. Be extremely
.ious in bad weather and dark-
sWatch out for pedestrians.
Keep Christmas trees in water
away from fire. Be sure lights
electrical connections are in
Watch out for falls, at home
away from home. Be wary of
sidewalks. Falls are second only
raffic as accident killers.
Be moderate in drinking, and
t drive if you have been drink-
Tipsy pedestrians and drink-
drivers are most common dur-
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