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Tuesday, August 27, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, August 27, 1968

The Ann Arbor touch

Michiganensian: No one re-sells it-

can never quite be sure what
you're going to get until you start
getting it. The station plays
everything from rock'n roll to
classical music, with many stu-
dents in supervisory positions de-
signing their own shows.
News broadcasts are generally
considered the easiest to handle
so are used to train prospective
new DJ's. WCBN's local news
coverage includes everything from
debates bewteen Student Govern-
ment .Council candidates to Wol-
verine sports.
Other WCBN high points in-
clude special informational and
cultural programs rebroadcast by
professional stations.
IAs a student radio, WCBN has
one potentially dangerous aim in
that it tries to be a participatory
as well as auditory sport.
While getting ready to pick up,
Your dat some Friday or 'satur-
your date some Friday or Satur-
takes requests.
The idea is to call up the sta-
tion and dedicate a favorite song'
to your date. Who knows, she may
be listening, too.
Needless to say, after breath-
lessly awaiting my selection for
a half hour, it was played while
the DJ announced, "Marty sends,
this song out with all his love
WCBN must know the sorrows
as well as the joys of being a stu-
dent organization.


Although the Michiganensian, Michigan's yearbook, may not be
able to claim that it is the best selling publication on campus, it is
definitely the one book which is never re-sold,


'Ensian stresses photos

Garg humor OAnythinggoes

For the 'Ensian serves a unique function amng campus pub-
lications in its offer of some 400 pages of vivid, visual representa-
tion of the year's most significant events.
The yearbook is not a cut and dry chronological or categorized
record of what happened at Michigan during the year, amply docu-
mented with confusing facts and figures. The dreary compilation
of these items is relegated to other media. In the yearbook, the 44
pictures are allowed to speak for themselves. The glob of sophomoric
copy, frequently to be found in college yearbooks, is increasingly
being erradicated from the 'Ensian.
This has been particularly true of the '68 Ensian, and the
success of this volume h s inspired the staff to continue the trend.
The technique of allowing the element of design to dominate
over the content of the pictures, standard form in most tradition- *
ally styled yearbooks, is being less and less adhered to by the
'Ensian, ever seeking to adapt itself to the changing demands of its
readers and the changing needs of its subject.
The 'Ensian staff, has not been deterred by the myriad diffi-
culties incurred in working with'color.
The abundance of color pictures which contributed so much
to the success of this year's book will also be repeated in the '69
edition. And there will be innovations in the photography in the
forn of special effects in the pictures.
The use of color pictures in a yearbook, particularly of, the
sort which grace the '68 'Ensian, large pictures which serve to con-
vey the mood and spirit of the campus, and which have captured
unique moments are not frequently found in college yearbooks.
This is because color poses a rather formidable challenge since
one only sees the pictures after the book has been printed.
Photo editor Tom Copi, '69,.-describes the one-color technique,
which will be used in next year's 'Ensian as "a graphic technique,
widely used in the' world of commercial art.
It's use will add a new dimension to next year's 'Ensian and
make it a better book." It involves the use of one or more unnatural
colors to highlight something about a picture or to help express the
mood of the picture.
Another significant innovation in the '69 'Ensian will be the
organization of the book chronologically instead of by subject.
Editor-in-chief Sue Schultz, '69, expects th t this will greatly help
the book to be responsive to the unique events of the year, instead
of subjugating the material of the book to an arbitrary, pre-
conceived design.
On the whole it ought to be an exciting year at the 'Ensian
for those who are interested in participating in the creation of a
living and responsive' pictorial representation of the events which
they themselves will actually be living through.
The trainee program offers freshmen the chance to learn all
the skills involved in whate ter aspect of putting out the 'Ensian
which interests them.
Those who return after their first year on the staff may move
up to junior staff positions, which consist of heading the various
sections of the yearbook. Two other positions are sales manager
and personnel direqtor.
Senior staff positions are editor-in-chief, managing editor,
business manager, copy editor, design editor, and photo editor.

Gargoyle is more than a mere
magazine - Gargoyle is an es-
sence that readily pervades every-
thing that comes into contact with
it. The humor, often humorous
enough, varies from the sublime
to the stupid to the purely unin-
telligible. So does the staff.
If none of these descriptions
sound appropriate, make one up
and the Garg will list it in the
staff box for you.
Past Gargs have included such
eclectic themes as the highly suc-
cessful "magazine that grossed
out our printer," a Christmas-
Hanukkah issue that easily trav-
els back to the third grade
(shades of the Hanukkah bush),
and highly literate, well-done
parodies like "Tyme" and "The
New Forker.",
Last'fall's issue titled "The
Garg goes underground" included
a full page picture of the Garg
emblem being held by an expres-
sive hand rising melodramatical-
ly from Pthe sewer;- very ap-
propos for a great deal of Gar-
goyle content.
The realm of the gross pro-
vides the backbone for much of
Garg's humor, in true college hu-
mor magazine style - not to deny
the gross the validity of its own
unique appeal., You will undoubt-
edly find suggestive pornographic
advertisements throughout the
magazine. One restaurant own-
er picks out nudie pictures him-
self for the men of the Garg
staff to caption in their own
brand of lechery, whatever that
may be.
Garg issuest were actually
banned in 1950 and 1961. And
the "magazine that grossed out
our printer" probably could have
done without "From the Proc-
tologist's -Stool" and "From the
Gynecologist's Stirrups." But
then again, the dirty jokes are
usually quite fresh and fairly
funny - the kind you would want
to tell your friends.

The magazine certainly has had
a lot of highs.
For example, this true-as-life'
piece of television analysis "An
amazing lack of emotionality on
the Nelson program probably had
something to do with their 15-
year tenure. While Ward Cleever
and his lovely wife June were
deeply concerned about Wally
turning into a juvenile delinquent
or, flunkging geography or hanging
around with Eddie Haskell, the
best Ozzie and Harriet could do
was worry about David coming
home a little late from a, date."
And Garg of.course becameno-
torious just last year for the
rnartyrdom of Steven Coombes,
who wrote of his experiences with
a marijuana arrest and was
p r o m p t l y reincarcerated for
breaking parole with "anti-social
behavior" writing for Garg.
Much of Garg's best offering

is parody of contemporary liter-
ature and magazines, such as a
straight-faced look at former
U ni v e r s i t y President Harlan
Hatcher's "Pictorial History of the
Great Lakes." Garg also provides
such thrilling emotional moments
"And then he took me in his.
arms and kissed me, and asked
me to be his girl. Sitting there
with the dew rising on the ,grass,
and the leaves getting all wet
and misty-smelling, I saw the
sun rise for the, first time, and
now there would be many more
wonderful sunrises just like it
with Rod by my side. FOREVER."
You never know what will hap-
pen with a Gargoyle. And if you
like to draw or cartoon, sell ad-
vertising, take photographs, or
be funny or find yourself unwant
ed elsewhere, the Garg .staff def-
initelyF has a place for you.



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as original stories and poems. In
the Winter, 1968 issue Martin
Zimmerman, a graduate student
in city planning, examined the,
role of art in modern society and.
the question of changing taste
which arose after the August'1967
unveiling of Picasso's sculpture for
the Chicago civic center.
Philosoplay student Michael
Davis offered a critical analysis of
James Lophtyfellow's "the Spar-
tan Cycles" in the Spring; 1967
issue. Also in that issue, literary
critic and then writer-in-resi-
dence Leslie Fiedler commented
upon the generation gap in litera-
ture and the importance of ex-
Unlike- Generation, Overflow is
completely autonbmous. Editor
Ron Bodner says the year-old
magazine operates on the strength
of its sales. The first issue last
August was financed by personal
Bodner explains the primary
aim of Overflow is . "to publish
previously unpublished writers,
and to encourage them to de-
velop their talent.",
A' recent Overflow issue in-
cluded: several poems as well as
a variety of short stories. One
reviewer commented that the
quality of these works was un-
even. He insisted, however, the
magazine very definitely possessed
"freshness, liveliness, 'and variety
.. . qualties we need to recognize
and appreciate."

Overflow main~ains a "personal
rather than official" tie with the
University, Bodner says. Several
faculty members have..voluntarily
aided the Overflow staff in con-
ducting writers' clircs where in-
terested students and teachers
discuss literary techniques.
Contributions to Overflow print-
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ifar come primarily from Univer-
sity students and faculty. How-
ever, the magazine also has offices
on other campuses to collect
contributions for each publica- A
Overflow offices have been set
up at the Santa Cruz campus of
the University of California as
well as the campus of New York
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Bodner expects future Overflow f
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