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September 11, 1962 - Image 71

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R 11 1962



£nsian Guards Campus Memories

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For Each


Graduating Class

Better 'n ever.
That's the watchword of a group
of nostalgic-minded students who
gather daily in an office on the
first floor of the Student Pub-
lications Building to prepare the
1963 Michiganensian.
"We aim to continue modern-
izing the book," comments 'Ensian
managing editor Linda Joel, '63.
Cites Improvements
She cites these projected im-
provements in the yearbook to
come next May.
1) A more varied use of color.
Previous 'Ensians had nearly all
their color concentrated in a 36-
page opening section. Joel's staff
plans to use more color and to
diffuse it throughout the book.
- 2) Re-arrangement of sections
so as to provide greater continuity;
Greater Informality
3) Even greater informality than
the1962 'Ensian, which provided
humorous pictures and cut lines
in the housing section and with
mood pictures every few pages in
the senior section;
4) Continue;1 better representa-
tion of student life (The staff aims
to make the book less abstract by
showing the campus community
as It lives, studies and plays); and
5) Further modernization. The
1962 'Ensian uses student artwork
on division pages, line etchings in
the living section, much open space
and artistic copy blocks. It has no
advertisement and it has a vast
index that lists organizations as
well as people. The 1963 book, Miss
Joel plans, will keep this tone and
will use more art work and open'
1r space.
Not an End
The general theme of the 19631
'Ensian is that graduation is not
an end, but a beginning, and that
the years at college are prepara-
tion for the new life ahead.
"We aim also to show what the
University is accomplishing," Miss
Joel continues. "And we aim to
capture the particular essence of
this coming year, whatever it will
Nearly everyone at the Univer-
sity can be found in the 'Ensian.
The- index in the 1962 book is 20
pages long.
"The 'Ensian is a prestige book,"
M1riss, Joel notes, 'citing the All-
American, first place award it won
"It is one of the few college
yearbooks having a theme from
beginning to end, including the
cover," she adds.
Many positions are open on the
staff, Those who work on the
'Ensian can gain a fuller apprecia-
tion- of campus life, getting to
know diverse and important
people, according to Miss Joel. And
the experience, she notes, is ben-
eficial for' those interested in
photography, writing, art or busi-
'Ensian subscriptions sell for six
dollars during registration week
and for $6.50 afterwards. The price
is $7.00 at the end of the year.
Miss Joel urges students to re-
serve their book right away.
Permanent Record
This $7.00 buys a complete, per-
manent record of the University's
year. All areas of campus life are
recorded-from Angel Hall corri-
dors to North Campus. Pledging is
photogrlaphed and described, and
football games are gone into with
considerable detail.
There are also reflections by the
'Ensian editors, some of them nos-
talgic, and some of them critical
of the campus as seen by the 'En-
'sian office.
A full year is needed in order to
put out the 'Ensian, as its editors
are always eager to attest. Each
spring its editors are appointed by
the Board in Control of Student
Publications. These are the people






DARKROOM WORK-'Ensian photographers work all year taking and then developing and printing
the many pictures that'go into each year's issue. Football games, fraternity, sorority and activity
group pictures-these and many more must all be prepared and carefully printed. Even there the
problems do not stop, however, for a constant vigilance is needed to avoid putting same-sized pictures
on each other's pages.
who will put out the following LOCAL, NATIONAL STORIES:
spring's yearbook.

Work in Summer
Although some planning and
getting ready is done during the
spmmer, most of the work begins
as the semester does, in the fall.
Soon after classes begin, the 'En-
sian calls a tryout meeting in or-
der to form a freshman staff lost
when the last-year's freshmen
were promoted.
No worlC on a similar yearbook,
or any other special training, is
needed in order to join the staff.
Just a willingness to work, the
'En'sian editors say. Freshmen
gradually workstheir way up until
as seniors they occupy the most
important posts on the staff.
During the course of the year,1
photographs must be planned for
and taken, and then put into page
dummies. The composition of each
page, and whether to have more
or fewer pages in color, must bej
decided on. The written copy go-
ing into the yearbook also needs to1
be done and then check for ac-1
Solicit Adsa
While the editors are getting thel
layouts done and future pictures1
assigned, the business staff is busy
soliciting subscriptions. This is
done by stationing salesmen in
strategic spots throughout the
campus, as well as in each house
unit in the dormitories and quad-
Besides this, the - business staff
keeps the 'Ensian accounts, and is
responsible for soliciting adver-
tising for the issue.
Shipped off to the printer (se-
lected each year from competitive
bidders from all over the country),
the 'Ensians arrive, finished, to
the Student Publications Building
in the middle of May, in time to
distract staff members and readers
from their final examinations.
Students then crowd the 'En-
sian offices and other parts of the
publications building in a rush to
pick up their copies. If all goes
well, and the editors haven't mis-
calculated the demand and or-
dered 1100 extra copies, they will
be able to sit back and relax for
a few days while the crowds walk
about happy and, impressed.

Daily Offers Campus
Ample News Coverage

(Continued from Page 1)
2, 5, and 8) where only local news
will run. The night editors naxidle
all AP news, as well as the moret
important local copy.t
Staff members spend more and
more time working on The Daily1
as they rise in the job hierarchy.-
Spending only a few hours a weekt
as freshman, they sometimes find
themselves spending 40 to 60 hours
a week working in juniorand
senior positions.
Less Routine
The senior editors, appoirted
from the preceeding year's junior
staff, have less routine work than
the juniors, and more of a chance
to devote their time to crusades
for reforms on campus. In the
past, senior editors have often
played decisive roles in University
policy-making; the change begun
on the Office of Student Affairs
was to a considerable degree the
result of efforts by Daily senior
The city editor assigns stories
to the juniors and lower-staff
members, and also writes a run-
ning criticism, at times pungent,
on the quality of the daily papers.
More than any other person on
the paper (or the campus), he is
obliged to know what has hap-
pened and is due to happen in all
areas The Daily may have to write
Associate City Editor
The associate city editor has di-
rect responsibility for supervising
the photography staff's work, and
also helps the city editor in his'
The Daily publishes a magazine
approximately once a month, and
one senior staff miember, the mag-
aznie editor, is given complete au-
tonomy and freedom from other
tasks, in order to devote himself
to this one. Articles are written
by staff members and also by out-

side writers specially qualified on
some particular subject.
The editorial director is the sen-
ior responsible for putting out the
editorial page each day. Any staff
member can write editorials on
anything he pleases, being- limited
only by libel, or in a few cases, by
tactical considerations. The edi-
torial director must check these
editorials for facts, however.
Can't Alter Editorials
While not allowed to change an
editorial unless the writer con-
sents, the editorial director still
has the right to leave any edi-
torial out of the paper. He must
also make up the editorial page
dummy each day. On the right
hand side of the page, in the nar-
row columns, go the reviews, let-
ters to the editor, feature stories
and cartoons.
The associate editorial director
helps in all the director's work,
and is usually given especial
charge over the reviewing ar-
range--movies are often reviewed
by regular Daily staffers, but spe-
cial reviewers are used for plays,
music, and book reviews.
The editor himself has little or
no routine work assigned to him,
though he has authority over and
responsibility for all the paper
does. He is The Daily's chief con-
tact with University and other
The Daily is seen by the campus
and community through their im-
pressions of the editor. Within the
Daily too, staff members tend to
think of the paper as an extension
of the editor's person, rather than
some less personal concept of pure
Service Unit
To Do Work
On Directory
The Student Directory, which
contains each student's local tele-
phone number and local and home
address, appears each year be-
cause of time given to it by one
of the campus' honorary organiza-
This year the organization is
.Alpha Phi Omega, the national
service fraternity; its president on
campus, William Hertlein, '64E,
explained that about 30 people
will devote some of their time to
the project, during the tim al-
lotted it in registration week in the
Work begins Thursday of regis-
tration week; by the following
Monday the printer has the al-
phabetized IBM cards, from which
he prepares photo-offset copy.
The IBM machine sorts the
cards into alphabetical order after
each day's registration; the stu-
dents who compile the directory
must organize the various IBM
lists into one master copy.


ed Cafeteria

Lunches and Dinners
Air-Conditioned Snack Bar
Breakfast, Lunch or a Snack
Main Desk
Campus Information and the Best in Reading
Overnight Accommodations
For family and Friends


Besides this, they must get the
advertizing that appears in the
directory; after ads are sold, the
Student Publications Building shop
sets them, and rolls off reproduc-
tion proofs.
These are then photographed,
and reproduced half-size, prior to
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