THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Business staff fits the bill and foots it too
Chances are you've never had
your hands in the operation pf a
$250,000 business. If not, The
Michigan Daily business staff is
an opportunity that you cannot
pass by. We run our business from
the smallest classified ad to the
distribution of over 10,000 papers
to students and faculty across the
campus and throughout the na-
It takes a well-organized staff
of fifty students to do the work
on the business staff. Publishing
The Daily six times a week means
that each of those fifty people
shares a large amount of respon-
sibility in his department. As a,
result The Daily is always ready
to welcome new faces.
Becoming a part of The Daily
staff is probably the easiest thing
to do -- a talk with our personnel
director is all that it takes to be-
come a member.
If you should decide The Daily
is for you then the next few
months will be spent working in
each of our departments as a
After completing your trainee-
,ship you can petition for an as-
sistant managership in the de-
partment of your choice. With
this added responsibility comes
one of the many small rewards
found on The Daily and in this
case it is monetary.
An assistant managership is
really only the second step in your
progress to the top of the busi-
ness staff hierarchy. After a few
weeks -of work and many nickel
cakes you'll find that the people
who "really" manage the paper
are the junior managers. The
junior year on The Daily is prob-
ably the most busy of the four
you'll have on the staff. You are
now the person responsible for the
quality and type of ad that will
run in tomorrow's paper or the
many problems that always seem
to come up in circulation.
As a junior, your contacts are
directly with the people who pat.
ronize The Daily. If you're the
kind of person that finds all types
of people interesting, then servic-
ing the advertising accounts of
Ann Arbor merchants is your type
of work. Management in circula-
tion and classified brings you and
the students of the University to-
gether. Much time is spent over
the phone making sure they get
their Daily or figuring out why in
the world they didn't get it.
Senior staff positions aren't the
end of the road, for after three
years of listening to seniors miake
decisions the tables are finally
turned. Now you, along with the
other five senior managers, can
decide whatis best for The Daily
and then spend a whol year
watching your ideas take effect.
The senior staff focuses around
the business manager; a trainee
just a few semesters ago. He is the
one responsible for the fifty peo-
ple who work on his staff 'and all
of the decisions that they make.
The Daily's biggest asset isn't
the amount of money that it
makes or its net worth, but the
fact that it is truly an independ-
ent pa'per - a privilege that'not
many other college newspapers
share. During the past 8 years t'e
have built up assets of $450,000
through our advertising and sub-
scription revenue, thus guaran-
teeing our financial and editorial
independence from the University.
Chances are that a few minutes
spent at the Student Publications
building may be well worth your
-Daily-Jay L. Cassidy
Diversity scores for sports
Business cIty room
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MICHIGAN'S Wolverines - Michigan's
famous Marching Band-The Victors-
By FRED LaBOUR
Summer Assistant Spoi~s Editor
Once upon a time, a Turkish
sultan noticed that, for one rea-
son or another, his harum's
ranks were being depleted.
He organized a search for new
recruits, interviewing each win-
some young lass personally.
One girl, tall of-stature, volup-
tious of figure, and lovely of vis-
age came before the sultan.
"I don't know sir," she said
hesitantly. "I just don't know how
good I'd be."
"My dear," said the dirty old
man, "you don't have to be good,
And that, excited reader, is all
that's required of you when you
join The Daily sports staff. Just
willing to work,
The sports staff of this, the
campus rag, is inecharge of the
sports pages in each and every
The emphasis of our coverage is
of course on Wolverine athletic
exploits but we also covek collegi-
ate sports in general as well as
some professional endeavors..
Our unspoken motto is to "tell it
like it is. baby" and that's just
what we try to do.We try to give
a complete and comprehensive
account of what's going on down
in the catacombs of the Events
Building, the untracked wastes of;
Michigan Stadium, and the watery
floors of the Intramural Building.
We travel ac;oss the length and
breadth of wonderful America to
follow the Wolverines as they take
on worthy opponents of every
nature, be it puckster, tanker or
We talk to coaches of every ma-
jor athletic team in the country.
We interview the 0. J. Simpson's
as well as the Earl Worgesons of
the athletic world.
Through columns we analyze
wins and losses, philosophies and
rubber bands, hard-rock (dis-
guised as Little Sherri Funn) and
There is a place for you on
The Daily sports staff. You'll
probably start off as a trainee.
helping the night editor put out
the sports pages at night. You can
start writing as soon as you want
A sports staffer progresses at
his own rate. He can spend 40
hours a week here or 15 minutes.
It's up to him.
Helping the night editor is
pretty much of a drag, but it en-
ables you to get a feel for what
really goes into the paper. After
awhile, you'll be a training night
editor, and finally a real live,
full-fledged night editor.
Then you start getting paid.
Not enough to retire on, you un-
derstand, but enough to keep you
well supplied with gummed ciga-
When you get to be a big-deal
senior you probably will be ap-
pointed to one of the editor posts
which involves more money and
lots of vague prestige.
Don't worry about not liking
or knowing anything about sports.
Sbme of us don't either.
On our current staff we've got
a former trombone player from
New York, a Demolay 'maniac
from West Virginia, a white lib-
eral from Bay City, a sorority girl,
a campus freak, an Establishment
man from Chicago, a rock n' roll
reviewer, a former janitor at
Michigan State, and a guy who
loads milk cans in the off season.
Appear some afternoon at The
Daily and say you want to Join
the sports staff. Wonderful things
might start to happen.
We want you.
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by Daniel Okrent
It is axiomatic for critics of the arts, no matter how highly
.placed or well-qualified they may be, that they be despised and
reviled by a good part of their reading public.
Their jobs require them to take matter-of-fact-stands on topics
of purely subjective value, and as each individual who witnesses
an artistic event invariably has a view of his own, and that there
are often as many different views as there are viewers, the critic
does not stand a very good chance of being "agreed with."
So, all he can do is offer a forum; his 'views, disseminated
through popular media, are best used as a springboard for eliciting
the views and emotions of others.
But, still, people will disagree with him, resent him, swamp him
with mailed abuse and generally make him - if he is not open-
minded and careful - horribly paranoiac.
As bad as it may be for the professional critic who finds his
works published in so-called A'prestige publications" the critic who
tries to peddle his judgments in a comparatively irrelevant forum
stands in greater danger of abuse.
So it is with The Daily's reviewers. Not all of us are eminently
qualified--in fact, as regular film critic, I myself, more of a devil's
advocate than anything else, hope to start- discussion, if, nothing
All of us are newcomers to the field, relatively speaking. We
are not looked at with the same reverence (understandably) as pro-
fessional critics for, say, The New York Times or The Nation. We
are merely other students, mouthing off and taking advantage of,
an "in" at The Daily.
Consequently, each of us, and our predecessors before us.
stands up as a target for the rotten tomatoes of equally astute
critics who just happen to enjoy going to the show or to a play.'or
One writer accused me of trying to be cinematically chic, just
regurgitating the vogue in current film aesthetics. -The next day,
another writer berated me for being old-fashioned and out of
touch with the new trends in film judgment. Some have said I
have seen too many film to remain "pure" asa critic, many others
say I haven't seen enough.
The same holds true for Dick Perry and Jim Peters, our music
reviewers, and for Richard Keller Simon, our regular theatre re-
viewer. Even little Sherri Funn and little Suzi Funn, our pseu-
donymic rock 'n' roll columnists, have been mauled in the mails.
OK, maybe we deserve it. Maybe I'm evading my ineptitude
by blaming my position. But we try hard, nevertheless. I can only
say that by offering my views, I can encourage-others to make some
of their own. I think that James Agee, probably the most astute
film critic the nation has ever had, put it quite well: he said he
only served as an amateur speaking to other amateurs, hoping
that someone would be prompted to stand up and tell him how
wrong he was.
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