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September 15, 1958 - Image 97

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The Michigan Daily, 1958-09-15

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5eneration Contents Liiterary'

Daily Plan



Among College Newspaper

ringing a literary touch to
pus is Generation, the Uni-
ity's inter - arts magasine,'
ch gives student writers an op-
unity to display their creative
h~e publication does not limit
scope to short stories, essays,
na, and poetry, however, but
includes art, along with pho-f
and articles on music and
oing into its 10th year, Gen-k
,ion began solely as a literary
bure at a time when many warI
rans were returning to campus.
magazine soon became a cen-
for those young writers who
red an outlet for their talents,t

perpetuating a "veterans' renais-
sance" at the. University. '
A major aspect of the magazine,
from the point of view of the as-
piring author or artist, is the way
in which submitted material is
chosen for publication. The editors.
and contributor get together for
an "informal bull session" to dis-
cuss and evaluate the particular
work. After discussing the contri-
bution, the entire staff takes a vote
on' whether or not to accept the
work, the final decision, however,
being left up to the managing edi-
Through this process of open
criticism, the contributor becomes
more critical of his own work, hav-
ing an opportunity to evaluate his
capabilities and to hear comments
from his fellow students.
Generation is run entirely by
students and accepts only stu-
dents' works. Contributors do not
necessarily become permanent
members of the staff, although
many authors help edit the maga-
zine. Conversely, all staff members
need not be writers. After a short
training period, students may as-
sume positions on the editorial,
business or art staffs.
Board 'Manages
An editorial staff, appointed by
the Board in Control'of Student
Publications, manages the entire

publication as well as the indi-
vidual departments of art, drama,
fiction and poetry.
The business staff is in charge
of soliciting advertisements, man-
aging circulation and planning
sales campaigns; while the art
staff designs advertisements, makes
up the cover and prepares the
general layout.
Tryouts for the staff are held
.during the first weeks of the fall
Many staff memnbers and con-
tributors are recipients of a Hop-
wood award, the highest literary
award at the University. Former
contributors have also had their
works published in magazines
ranging from the Atlantic Month-.
ly, Partisan Review and Poetry to
Harper's Bazaar and Mademoi-
Generation offices are located in
the Student Publications Building.
The magazine is increasing its
publication this year from three
to four issues. Copies sell for 35
cents'and can be purchased at var-
ious points around campus on pub-
lication day.
Manuscripts 6r art work may be
submitted in person or mailed to
the magazine offices. Considera-
tion is given to all contributions,
and those of sufficient merit often
receive publication.

GARGOYLE FOLDS-Activity in the office of the campus humor
magazine has gone ta man's best friend since spring, when Gar-
goyle published what appears to be its las tissue. A satire of Time
Magazine, it ironically carried a picture of a dog on the cover.
H umor MgzineW'Gatg
Depa'rts With Laug hte

"At the present time it seems
unlikely that Gargoyle, the cam-
pus humor magazine, will be pub-
lished next year," according to
editor Jean Willoughby, '59.

the campusliterary maga.
e staff avidly examine the
est issue. Material for thes
er-arts magazine is selected
r publication at staff meet'
gs and a vote is taken. The
agazine accepts manuscripts
ly from students.

The reasons for this are many,
she continued. "We have no edi-
tor for next year. Also, interest in
the publication is lagging..
"There are not enough talented
people who are willing to ,spend
the time involved in order to put
out a good edition. I intend to
prepare a handbook of 'tips' to
people who might want to revive
the magazine in a few years," she
The magazine was conceived in
1906 and was a satire of The Sat-
urday Evening Post. Since then
the topics of humor were enlarged
and localized with 1954 marking
the high point of a cosmopolitan
magazine as opposed to a campus
magazine. In that year a satire
of the New Yorker was published.
Since then Gargoyle has slowly
deteriorated. Interest of people in
the publication decreased.
Magazines around the country
are switching from humor to
serious writing' Most college hu-
mor magazines are continuing only
because of the support given them
by the alumni, Miss Willoughby
In, 1955-56 Gargoyle satirized
The Daily for the first time. It also
introduced the concept of 'fold-
out' pages for the Michigras pa-
rade. 'An anthology put together
'the best stories' in the magazine's'
history. This edition was sold out
at registration.
The following year the advan-
tages gained in sales decreased.
There was not enough advertising
}to cover the cost of publishing the
magazine. The editorial stfaf was
composed mainly of seniors who
couldn't find an undergraduate
staff to continue the work.
"This year the business staff
completely deteriorated because
they were either married, trans-
ferred or left school,"' Miss Wil-!
loughby said.
"The passing of Gargoyle leaves
a definite gap on the local scene,"
said David Kesgel, Managing Edi-
tor for 1955-57.
"Gargoyle was relatively free
to criticize, in a more or less un-
restricted way, everyone from the
Student Leaders right on down
to the Administration. Many of
these people have intimated to me
that theyr were not entirely un-
happy about this criticism."
Kessel pointed out that many
former Garg staff members had
risen to unprecedented heights;
most notably Marjorie Nicholson,
editor in 1910, now Dean of some-
thing or other at Columbia Uni-
The last issue of the magazine
was a satire on TIME Magazine
published in -May.

MATRIX PREPARATION - The pressman "rolls" the completed metal form containing
day's front page. About 444 tons of pressure forces the impression of metal into the spe
which will then be baked to withstand the heat of the molten lead.

PAGE MAKEUP -- Hands fly as the make-up man puts together the next morning's pages ace
Ing to the layout sheet prepared by the night editor. Ready to cut stories. if they run too long,
night editor stands by -with his galley proofs.

STUDENT DIRECTORY--An aid-to communication between students in the. directory containilng
the names, years, home and local addresses and phone numbers of all University Students. The Di-
rectory is published each fall and summer session. It also contains a listing of campus organiza-
tions and a yellow pages index. Publication costs of the Student Directory are financed by sales and

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