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December 15, 1957 - Image 13

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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three staff members
gan Daily to whom
says "Merry Christ-
e assistant night edi-
was given the privi-
ting together The
1 Christmas supple-

ents come
y must be
t, and so
t was pin-
d in mid-

Groans
urement, it was
1 count, it pro-'
24 people, one
Eassignments it
unhappy sounds
suing from the
es desks.
staffs labored,
iner unbefitting
e editors plan-
.p was nonexist-
sfled when one
d; they carried
g on cigarettes,

Old Custom
Establishes'
An Industry
A quaint nineteenth - century
custom of festooning a small often
scraggly evergreen with candles,
and popcorn balls has become big
business.
Back in Victorian days the
Christmas tree was a ,solely' family
enterprise-chopped down in the
woods or in someone's yard and
propped up in the front parldr.
HomemiAde decorations h u n g
from the branches;rsome ofhthem
edible, others, as experience proved,
inflamable.
Today, the Christmas tree, like
other Yuletide cheer, can be pur-
chased in several sizes, shapes 'and
prices.
.Decorations also vary in cost
and design, from plastic bubble
lights to gold plated angels blow-
ing gold-plated horns.
From the gigantic pine adorning
New York's Rockefeller Plaza to
the artificial trees on Hollywood
Boulevard, Christmas trees take
shapes real, abstract, elaborate
and simple.
Some people prefer flanging a
branch or two from an evergreen
from the ceiling, thus symbolizing
the Christmas spirit, while otliers
like their trees sprayed in gold,
silver or blue.
The Christmas tree business,
like other enterprises, operates
through the middleman, selling
the trees in vacant lots through-
out the country from Thanksgiv-
ing until Christmas Eve.
Thus, family tradition of the
Christmas evergreen has grown
into a nationwide business, which
plays the role of woodsman for
thousands of homes and cities.

ANSWER TO QUESTION

ON PAGE 3

{ -Daily-Charles Curtiss
CMRISTMA9 RUSH-Part-time sorters join the year-round staff
for the last two weeks before the holidays in an effort to handle
the five-times-normal volume of mail. Mechanical three-wheeled
delivery carts, student mailcarriers and extra trucks are among
the other measures employed to combat the flood of mail.
Ann Arbor Post Office Braces
For Annual Christmas Rush.

Come to us for the most unusual gifts of all. Our
collection embraces the best in. design fro. the
whole world - and at prices to please you.
ARTISANS
phone NO 3-3860 - 1122 south university

How many F's did.you find to our question on page 3.
An average intelligence 'recollects 3. If you spotted four,
you're above the average. If you got five, you can turnJ
up your nose at most anybody. If you caught all six you're
a genius.
Morrill's have a good selection of Christmas Gifts. 48
hours' service on Personalized Christmas Cards.

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The gift that's opened more tan o
FOR HIM
Shulman-Rally around the Flag Boys!
Bennett Cerf-Reading I've Liked
Chas. Adams-Night Crawlers
James Michener-Rascals in Paradise
Robert Ruark-Old Man and The Boy
FOR HER
Cozzens-By Love Possessed
Rand-Atlas Shrugged
William Faulkner-The Town
Taylor Caldwell-Sound and Thunder
Marg. Housepian-Houseful of Love
FOR KID BROTHERS
& SISTERS
Kay Thompson-Eloise in Paris
Household Hurricane-Dennis the Menace
BUY and SAVE at
FOteSrLetLETT'S
State Street at, North University

By SELMA SAWAYA

11 to-
ll the

ent sheet went
abstantially the
as did the'first,
th ultimatums
margins in
'on.
the second sup-
tly before the
ess, coinciding
s and packing.
rickle of stories
drip, then vir-

while, there were proofs-to
I and headlines to be writ-
,ht Editors howled as people
1ly working for them left
k on the supplement. Each
Was an adventure as the
age crept nearer and nearer
>lute deadline'of 2 a.m.
t was really the third-and,
illy, last-supplement that
he last vestige of Christmas
from the three who stood
ly at the bridge, like Hor-
ad his cohorts.
ow all the difficulties had
led themselves, like amoeba.
ck of printable stories had
a' critical situation, staff
rs verbally thumbed their
it mention of the supple-
nd deadline was the tight-
Difficulties Multiply
y this time hysteria had set
ier like rigor mortis, men-
nrmobilizing the editors to
nt where they simply didn't
hether a supplement was
ed or not. '
a good thing. For, since not
is the best guarantee of
the third stiPPlemept also
itself, /put itself together,
its own pictures and sent
own to the linotypes.

"At Christmas time, the volume
of mlail handled through the-wAnn
Arbor post office increases about
500 per cent," Postmaster Oswald
J. Koch pointed out.
"This is not only due to the
student population, but also be-
cause Ann Arbor is largely com-
posed of German people, nd they
do a great deal more mailing than
other ' people do at Christmas
time," he said.
"Of course, there are a lot of
things that people could do when
they are mailing letters and pack-
ages to speed up the handling
time," Koch added.
Mailing'Prbcedures
He, mentioned such procedures
as bundling and tying all mail
which is for local delivery and all
mail for /out-of-town delivery;-
packing and wrapping all pack-
ages; addressing all mail clearly
and correctly. "And, of course,
mailing all parcel post packages
early," he concluded.
"Actually, we fail to deliver very
little mail because of illegibility of
addresses. We have quite a few
men working here who have be-
come expert at deciphering hard-
to-read names and addresses; and
there is only a verysmall percent-
age of mail which has to be sent
to the dead letter office," Koch
commented.
Extra Help
Because of the volume of 'mail,
the postmaster said, he has hired
about 130 extra clerks and carriers
for the Christmas rush. The ma-
jority of these people will be work-
ing from December 13 to the end
of the month.
"We will also add a4 few more
trucks to our fleet," he said. "And
we have the 11 'mailsters'-those
little three-wheel vehicles-to help
out, too."
"A number of students work here
the year around on a part-time
basis," Koch remarked., "They

work about 8 hours a day on tat-
urday and Sunday, and a few eve-
nings in the week, for a total of
about 20-25 hours per week. This
is a big help to us.
Mail Handling
"On a heavy day during the
Christmas rush, we can expect to
handle more than 600,0Q0 pieces
of mail, -both incoming and out-
going, as well as 1,000 bags of
parcel post packages," he said.

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ff314 S. State St.

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