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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAtty v!

THE MICHIGAN DAiLY A f~iE' wwu~I,

rAUL r1VE

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The Spotlight on Diversity

LARGER AUDIENCE:
Technic-Not Too Technical

By BARBARA SEYFRIED plained. The other suggestions
The Michiganensian, the Uni- owere innovation and creativity,
The ichgannsin, he rn-protest, and red tape.,
rsity yearbook, will need lots of Diversity is an essential ele-
elp this year to aid in producing ment in all three of these areas,
and selling the yearbook ,accord- Ga'1h explained. For example, the
ing to Michael Galle, '66, the basis of creativity is a diverse ex-
editor. perience with a variety of people.
Noting that "we believe in the "If people have common experi-
importance of diversity," this ences to draw upon, creativity
year's senior editors have de- runs in the same direction, be-
ded to produce a yearbook that cause nobody has any different
will represent as wide a range of experiences to reinterpret," Galle
experiences as possible, he said. said.
Galle noted that extracurricular Again, the diverse groups at the,
experience and participation-a University initiate protests and
category into which the 'Ensian provide a variety of experiences.
falls-is vital for a full life at the The suggestion of red tape was
University. It is necessary for P'so a form of protest against the
reshmen to become active in University bureaucracy..
ampus organizations similar to Galle explained that the 19631
the 'Ensian so they can "broaden yearbook underwent r a d I c a 1
heir career here with educational change from previous years and
and rewarding experiences." that the 1966 yearbook would be a
In a university where the main departure from the last three
emphasis seems to be on getting years.
through undergraduate school Before 1963, yearbooks con-
*as quickly and cheaply as pos- tained group pictures of almost'
sf"" 7-iv o th" "er"' "s every club and organization on
which college life should provide campus, Galle said. As the Uni-
are lost, Galle said. versity grew, the yearbooks got
Diversity larger and larger until in 1962 the
Although students may be book contained 512 pages.
stn>dvinc different suib~jects, this Not only was this book expens-
lone does not provide the basic Ave to produce, but out of the 4000
iversity of experience necessary books ordered only 2600 were sold.
for valuable social interaction, he This was the only 'Ensian which
added. took a financial loss, Galle said.
Galle said that he hoped the Departure
next yearbook would show how The 1963 yearbook was a radi-
important it is to maintain the cal departure from this type of
remaining variety of elements at book. The group shots were elimi-
e University. nated, the book was smaller, and
The staff hopes to capture the the pictures seemed to imply
irit of the University by de- meanings relevant to the theme.
picting students concerned with The elimination of group pic-
what they are doing. "What we tures met resistance from the
are trying to find is pictures that j Greek system, therefore, the idea
will speak for themselves and ex- of a supplement containing group
press their importance without pictures of housing units on cam-
need for editorial comment," pus evolved. The 1965 yearbook
alle said. followed the pattern of the 1964
In contrast to the 1965 year- book. However, the supplement
ook, which had as a theme the proved to be "a pain in the neck
niversity-1965, the present staff and an extra expense to pro-
ants the yearbook to "say some- duce along with the regular year-
thing" more. book," Galle said.
The coming year's theme-di- This year the 'Ensian is not go-
ersity-was culled from among ing to put out a supplement but
hree other suggestions, Galle ex- ' rather, group pictures will be in-

Commenting on subjects rang-
ing from automation to oceano-
graphy, the Michigan Technic is
a monthly magazine written and
edited by students in the engineer-
ing school.
The Technic enjoys the dis-
tinction of being one of the oldest
engineering college magazines as
well as the only student publica-
tion at the University not re-
sponsible to the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
\Next fall will mark the Technic's
84th year of publication. The
magazine is responsible to the
dean of the engineering school.
Originally the Technic was a
technical journal designed to ap-
peal to professors. It has grad-
ually evolved into a magazine
which is less technical and ap-
peals to students.
According to Richard Donnelly,
'66E; managing editor of the
Technic, future plans include ex-
panding coverage and readership
to the pharmacy college and
science majors in the literary col-
lege.

"In general the entire staff of
the Technic is composed of en-
gineering students," Donnelly said.
"We also try to print only articles
written by students. This year,
with the exception of . the first
issue, only student articles were
printed." Occasionally if a profes-
sor has written an interesting ar-
ticle, the Technic prints it, Don-
nelly said.
According to L. Karl Legatski,
'66E, Editor of the Technic, one
of the biggest problems is un-
steady writing sources. It's diffi-

cult for an undergraduate to write
an authoritative article-its like
a term paper," he explained.
The Technic is an interesting
place to work for numerous rea-
sons, Donnelly explained. Not only
does it give a student an oppor-
tunity to meet faculty members
and deans in the engineering
school but it also is an asset when
he interviews for a job.
Donnelly also explained that it
gives the student a creative outlet
which is not ordinarily provided
in the engineering curriculum.

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Printing the Ensian Is Only Half the Job-You Have To Sell It, Too

corporated somewhat into the
regular yearbook, Galle explained.
The 'Ensian staff is set up on
three levels. The senior editors,
while not all of senior academic
standing, are selected through a
petitioning process. Graduating
senior editors make recommenda-
tions to the Board in Control of
Student Publications which makes
the final appointments.
Senior editors provide a skeleton
plan which is expanded and im-
plemented by the understaff.
The junior editors form the
backbone of the staff. Selected
through a petitioning process to
the senior editors ,their job en-
tails the selection of pictures, copy
and headline writing and many
other jobs.
Trainees work under the jun-
ior editors putting together the
book, thinking of promotional,
stunts and distributing the book.

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WELCOME

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Students

rCANNED HUMOR:

Gargoyle--Campus Neophyte

Gargoyle, the student humor
magazine, is a neophyte among
the student publications of the
University.I
The original Gargoyle was ban-
ned from the campus several
ears ago because of its alleged
obscenity, and the present ver-
sion is only three years old.
Contrasting.tothesubtlety of
the old Gargoyle, the new one
tries to make sure that no one
misses the point. As a former
Gargoyle editor said, "I don't
Shink that sophisticated humor
would go on this campus because
we still have undergraduates. You
could print New Yorkers and you
would not sell any more copies
than Generation (a campus lit-
erary magazine) does. Besides, the
kids here do not know the people
ound who could be satirized."
55 People
About 55 people work on the
Garg business staff, the art staff
and the editorial staff.

MICHIGAN'S Wolverines - Michigan's
famous Marching Band-The Victors-
State Street-The League-The Union

4

--all

are great traditions of a

great

University.

I

GREENE'S CLEANERS is a tradition,

tot

o. For
have

Even The Garg Can't Amuse Everybody

forty-one

years GREENE'S CLEANERS

Each age has its social critics.; comes out three or four times a
Standing among Dickens, Norris year from a chaotic office in the"
and Sinclair, is Gargoyle. Or so Student Publications Building
s editors assert. 420 Maynard.
Spoofing the conventions and Last year Garg came out in
products of our time, the Gargoyle forms such as Tyme-the Weekly
The Student Directory,
*Rfets Man'/s spirit

The 1965-66 Student Directory,
scheduled for publication in early
October, has a listing of every
student in the University.
The directory is published
rough the facilities of the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and prepared by the cam-
pus chapter of Alpha Phi Omega,
the national service fraternity.
It contains the name, local and
home address, telephone number
d class of everyone registered
the University. The directory
compiled from registration-
ires which Alpha Phi Omega re-
ves from the administration
rtly after school begins.
Work has already begun in
iciting advertising to finance
directory. Almost $4000 will
e required for publication of the
fall and winter installments.
The true qualities and spirit of
the Student Directory were .per-
haps best captured by Richard
Pollinger in his review of the 1964
directory:
The Western world has waited
a long time for a work which'
might truly, yet completely, cap-
ture the spirit of mankind; the
Student Directory is a dazzling
capstone to the literary arch
which sits astride the stream of
humanity passing through it and
roclaims, "This, then, is life."

attempt, struggled against an im-
perfect system.
The Student Directory sweeps
across the complete scope of hu-
I vanity-a nearly random sample
)f the world, achieving nearly
complete ambiguity. Let there be
no doubt about it, the Directory is
not an easy book to read, but it
is the book of life, and nature
does not easily yield up her se-
crets unto lazy students.
Deceptively purporting simply
to list its characters alphabetical-
ly, the Directory embodies the
most perfect symmetry of hu-
man experience ever achieved. And
there is no dialogue, that old dis-
torter of experience--the reader
communicates directly with the
meaning.
There are a few subtle guide-
lines for the novice readers of our
generation, but with what ele-
gance and persuasion do they
operate! Notice, for instance, the
change in type size between Ron-
ald Davis and Samuel Davis: type
size indeed! And the book is not
without its private jokes ,either:
look at the pace of "Lowrie. . . Lu
.. .Lubin . . . Lucarelli." Or the
charming turn-around in late reg-
istration: Averbach ... Baar ...
Ackes ... Baehr."
The lapse into argot in the ad-
vertisements is not easily forgot-

News magazine, and as a Univer-
sity orientation folder. Aside from
these issues-wide strokes of sa-
tire- theGarg features reprints
from a 1960 "Readers Digest" de-
partment which boasted such ar-
ticles as "Those funny cannibals:
the Shandu," "Let's ask the Rab-
bits about Sex," "New Hope for
the Dead," "The most Unintellig-
ible Character I've Met" and "My
Dog showed me the way to God."
The "Garg" combines cartoons,
photographs, mock games, inter-
cepted letters and essays into a
spotty kind of humor that aims
at conditions on campus, but!
sometimes slips over to wider is-
sues.
Where in earlier years most of
the jokes were common knowledge
or stolen from other campus hu-
mor magazines, in the past year
Garg came up with more original
material.
Often the most' hilarious aspect,
of the Garg has been its adver-
tisements. These are almost al-
ways done in a humorous motif
and when contrasted against the
normal advertisements ' of the
same merchants, do crack the hu-
mor barrier occasionally.
Many have claimed, however, I
that the Gargoyle has fallen back
into old habits of pornography.
However, it is evident that the
infractions were not as serious as
in the past. The evidence is that
the Gargoyle is still around.
Last year the Gargoyle was a
fair financial success, as it has
been since its rebirth. In fact,;
some issues were exported to (and
sold out at) Michigan State.
Noble and Difficult
"Writing good humor is the
most noble and difficult art; writ-
ing bad humor just stinks," said
a recently deceased American
humorist. Writing "Garg" humor
is good training and, judging from

locations and six rout

es to service
sororities, f

rangles,

dormitories,

given the best in dry cleaning and shirt launder-
ing to thousands of Michigan students. In fact,
many alumni around the country still send gar-
ments to us for special cleaning services.
In Ann Arbor, GREENE'S have four convenient

the quad-
raternities,

apartments and rooming houses. At the infor-
mation desks in all quads and dorms you will
find a GREENE'S card to fill out and attach to

your garments.

You will also find a place to

leave garments for GREENE'S

daily pick-up

service. There is no additional charge for pick-
uip and delivery

THE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY SERVICE

on

dry cleaning and shirt laundering

takes three

days. For same-day service, take your garments
to any of GREENE'S cleaning plants.

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