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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday,, August 27, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, August 27, 1968

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The Ann Arbor touch

UNIQUE FUNCTION
Mihiganensan: 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 broadcastssare 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 isports.
Other WCBN high points in-
clude special informational and
cultural programs rebroadcast by
professional stations.
As 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
to . . ." THE WRONG GIRL.
WCBN must know the sorrows
as well as thejoys of being a stu-
dent organization.

'Ensian stresses photos

By ANN MUNSTER
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.
For the 'Ensian serves a unique function among 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
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 has 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
form 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 '4nsian 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 that 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
r 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 whatever aspect of putting out the 'Enslan
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 director.
Senior staff positions are editor-in-chief, managing editor,
business manager, copy editor, design editor, and photo editor.

Gaghumor: Anything goes

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By MARCIA ABRAMSON
Gargoyle is more than a mere
magazine - Gargoyle is an es-
sence that readily pervades every-
thing that comes into contact with
iit. 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."
S Lastfall's issue titled "The
Garg goes underground" included
ia full page picture of the Garg
emblem being held by an expres-
sive hand rising melodramatical-
ly from the 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 issues 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 c 15-
Sar tenure While Ward Cleever
nd his lovely wife June were
deeply concerned about Wally
turning into a .juvenile delinquent
or flunking 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 became no-
torious just last year for the
martyrdom of Steven Coombes,
who wrote of his experiences with
a marijuana, arrest and was
p r o m p t 1 y reincarcerated for
breaking parole with "anti-social
behavior" - writing for Garng.
Much of Garg's best offering

is parody of contemporary liter-
ature and magazines, such as a
straight-faced look at former
U n i v e r s i t y President Harlan
Hatcher's "Pictorial History of the
Great Lakes." Garg also provides
such thrilling emotional moments
as:
"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 yourselftunwant-
ed elsewhere, the Garg staff def-
initely has a place for you.

GENERATION'S PAGES OVERFLOW:
Magazines channel literary efforts

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By NADINE COHODAS
The University offers any in-
terested student at least two op-
portunities to test his creative
abilities.
Generation, the inter-arts mag-
azine published threetimes a
year under the auspices of the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and Overflow, an autono-
mous quarterly publication, strive
to give students an outlet for
their artistic endeavors.
David Appel, '68, Generation
editor, explains Generation is a
"group of highly talented indi-
viduals seeking to improve their
work and become involved in the
cultural life of the University
community."
Generation is edited and man-
aged by 'U' students taking con-
tributions from many University

sources a
in Contr
ference b
cost.
Eachi
cludes b
tion stor
photogra
the Gene
being a"
Instead,,
are open
enthusias
competen
Past G
critical e

ind relying on the Board as original stories and poems. In
ol to make up the dif- the Winter, 1968 issue Martin
etween sales revenue and Zimmerman, a graduate student
in city planning, examined the
issue of Generation in- role of art in modern society and
oth fiction and non fic- the question of changing taste
ies as well as poetry, which arose after the August 1967
phy, and art. Appel notes unveiling of Picasso's sculpture for
eration staff is far from the Chicago civic center.
"closed circle of'friends." Philosophy student Michael
he explains, "positions Davis offered a critical analysis of
to anyone who shows James Lophtyfellow's "the Spar-.
sm, excitement, a n d tan Cycles" in the Spring 1967;
rce." ' issue. Also in that issue, literary'
enerations have included critic and then . writer-in-resi-
ssays on the arts as well dence Leslie Fiedler commented
upon the generation gap in litera-
ture and the importance of ex-
periences.
<a Unlike Generation, Overflow is
completely autonomous. Editor
Ron Bodner says the year-old'
magazine operates on the strength
of its sales. The first issue last
August was financed by personal
contributions.
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
Generation and appreciate."

Overflow maintains a "personal
rather than official" tie with the
University, Bodner says. Several
faculty members have voluntarily
aided the Overflow staff in con-
ducting writers' clinics where in-
terested students and, teachers
discuss literary techniques,
Contributions to Overflow print..
ed solely in Ann Arbor, have thus
far. come primarily from Univer-
sity students and faculty. How-
ever, the magazine also has offices
on other campuses to collect
contributions for each publica-
tion.
Overflow offices. have been set
up at the Santa Cruz campus of
the University of California as
well as the campus of New York
University, and in Chapel Hill,
N.C.
Bodner expects future Overflow
issues to include 'contributions
from these various sources. Work
on Overflow is presently on a
volunteer basis. Contributors to
the magazine ,however, are given
*token payment for their articles.

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Cover Photo
The Daily pressman and his
assistant prepare, in this pic-
ture by Andy Sacks, a casting
for the next day's Daily. The
600-degree-F molten lead they
are working with is poured into
a paper mat to reproduce type
and letters on a metal tube to
be fitted on the press.

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