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Daily
If you ever want to stop by the
Michigan Daily, it's pretty easy to
find. We're in the Student
Publications Building on Maynard
St. Just look for the old building
with the green steeple and the not-
so-green lawn, trampled down by
years of writers too rushed or lazy to
use the sidewalk.
If you're having trouble finding
it, don't worry. Just follow the
smell of paint remover.
That's what you use, see, when
somebody breaks into your building
and spray-paints all over the walls.
That's what somebody did, here, two
uweeks ago today.
Jew-haters will pay
F k0. Daily
Long live Israel
I'm still not sure whether I
should even be writing this column.
Why mention it? Why give free
attention to any asshole with two
bucks and a lack of eloquence?
Well, I am writing it. Because,
one, I still have enough trust in the
power of words to believe that
someone who'll vandalize a news-
paper doesn't spend a hell of a lot of
time reading. And because, two, I
really don't care about the spray-
paint. Theabuilding was looking a
little drab, anyway.
What I do care about is what was
really spray-painted on those walls.
I hate you
Not because one person felt it,

haters: Say it, 4

but because a lot of you do. Just
take a look at our readers' poll -
the journalistic equivalent of cutting
a switch for yourself. Every year, we
ask you to tell us the best and the
worst of the Daily, and, like the
menu at a German restaurant, it's
heavy on the worst.
"Perpetuates lies, rumors, and
stereotypes", "Immature, Pavlovian,
leftist politics"; "Pretentious, pseu-
do-intellectual columnists"; "I could
go on for days." And you do.
Whether because of pro-Palestinian
editorials, coverage of minority
issues, or esoteric record reviews,
you're sick of us.
. Sick. Sick. Sick. You look at us
with contempt and loathing. You
open the paper in your morning
lecture and see the stupid gram-
matical mistake or the gratuitous bit
of editorializing and wonder how
anybody that stupid could memorize
a 26-letter alphabet. You turn to the
crossword or Bloom County and
pick us up again tomorrow morning
and get sick of something else.
How do I know?
Because I'm one of those readers,
too.
Anybody here is. Stick around
the Daily long enough and you'll
love it. Stick around five minutes
more and you'll also hate it. There is
incompetence here. There are jerks
here (all of whom arereading this
and thinking I'm talking about

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g EWOZIK
someone else). People who laugh at
things you take seriously, people
who take seriously things you laugh
at. I've quit this place in my head
more times than I can count.
And stayed here, anyway. A
Daily writer is by definition neu-
rotic. You hear someone in class
criticizing an article that you know
is as bad as they say it is, but you
want to stand up for it, anyway. Not
a day goes by that you don't feel like
dynamiting the building, but when
you see insults sprayed on the walls.
you want to hit somebody, hard.
Then you want an explanation.
One isn't coming, I guess. So
I'll give you one. About us.
It's easy to look at any organ-
ization from the outside as being a
monolith. The phone company isn't
a group of individual workers, some
of whom hate each other, acciden-
tally hit the "0" key three times
instead of twice while tabulating
your bill, or getdistracted from their
work sometimes because they're
having marriage problems and just
found out their daughter is pregnant.
No, it's the PHONE COM-

don't spray
PANY, by God, and that's it. It's a (which, by the
living being, an organism that means you -i
thinks one thought and moves with pound fists, poi
one body. You stick money in at all the nasty
one end and it comes out the other as reserve for t
a dial tone. If you see a stupid TV Sometimes it
commercial for their service, then exchange of i
the Phone Company ran a stupid TV like turning th
commercial. Not the person who graders.
wrote it, or the ad agency that pro- So what's m
duced it, or the executive who know. Which
commissioned it. The Phone Com- point.
pany did, and that includes the That we're
operator as well as the president, know. And th
because they're both the same per- iness of knov
son, anyway. nature bound t
Likewise with the Daily. Stick hell of a lot. B
an issue in and it comes out an And by the o
editorial. Right? spray paint.
Don't we wish. Ever read that That this is;
little box in the upper left hand for all of us. V
corner of the Opinion Page? The one (sometimes e
that says, "unsigned editorials repre- abuse, and to sz
sent a majority of the Daily's edi- power grab.".
torial board"? Ever wonder just what skeptical of the
this "editorial board" is? And also, I
It's all of us. Well, sort of. At a black box; w
two weekly meetings, anyone on talk and touch
staff can show up to propose, debate, to you in c
and vote on the topics and contents probably have
of that week's editorials. Out of a So if you do
staff of some hundred-odd people, welcome to co
this sometimes means about ten. take anybody.
Sometimes 50 or more. articles some
And though you see one opinion believe it.
when you open the paper, you'd see But do me
millions if you came to a meeting spray can at ho

way, anyone - that
is allowed to do). We
ut, and call each other
names we usually
the administration.
's a noble, honest
deas. Sometimes it's
e U.N. over to third-
ny point? Damned if I
is really itself the
all damned if we
ose of us in the bus-
wing things are by
o get damned a whole
y you. By each other.
ccassional jerk with
a learning experience
We learn how to write
ven weli), to take
ay "white male fascist
You learn how to be
media.
guess, that we're not
e're you. We walk and
ourselves and sit next
lass, although we
n't done the reading.
on't like us, you're
me try it yourself. We
Just read some of our
etime if you don't
a favor. Leave the
me.

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PLACE TO MEET
PEOPLE The Diag
On warm, sunny days, leave an
extra half-hour to get to class - or
you might never make it.
PLACE TO TAKE A
FIRST DATE The Arb
Fresh air, flowers, trees, birds....
echoes of love and fertility, know
what we mean?
BIRTH CONTROL
METHOD The Pill
A perennial winner. What would
we do without that little spot of
hormone in our daily lives? It easily,
3 z5 and for obvious reasons, beat out
- abstinence this year.
PLACE TO GET AWAY
FROM IT ALL The Arb
Ann Arbor's own natural sanitar-
ium. Be it traying in the winter or
s has it all. laying out in spring, the Arb is a
mini-vacation spot from the fast-
is always featured in University paced world of campus.
promos on T.V. during sports? Gee,
I wonder why they never show the PLACE TO STUDY Grad
SAB, the LSA Building, and the Stacks
UGLi? And a Weekend Magazine favorite
for getting Off-the-Wall graffiti.
DORM East Quad Keep up the good work, guys!!
Well, West Quad is prettier,
South Quad is more fun; East Quad EXCUSE FOR A LATE
is obligated to get something. Like PAPER The computer ate
it says on the shirts, it's the place to it
meet interesting people. That's Procastinators, take heart: they're
putting it mildly. just about done with the Angell Hall
if-

computing center. The professors are
going to wise up about this one
pretty soon, so you better come up
with something new.
BEST PERSON IN ANN
ARBOR Shakey Jake
We may just have to make this
into a lifetime achievement award
next year and give somebody else a
chance. As intrinsic a part of Ann
Arbor as getting pieces of flier stuck
to your shoes after a rainstorm, the
city's favorite bluesman has been
around Ann Arbor for longer than
even most graduate students, and

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From Abba to Zappa, Schoolkid
Continued from Page 12
bringing you music by people
you've never heard of for years to,
come.
LOCAL BAND (Tie) The
Difference/Frank Allison
and the Odd Sox.
There are two meanings of the
word "pop music," and both of them
have their exemplars in Ann Arbor.
First, there's "pop" as in "Lots of
people who know how to operate a
radio like it." That's the Difference.
Slicker than the surface ofa CD,
their funk-laden sound won't make
you miss a dance step from shock.
Then there's "pop" as in Jolt Cola.
The kind that makes you want to run
a few laps around the block and go
play on the monkey bars and call
somebody you don't know on the
phone and propose to them. That's
Frank.
BUILDING The Law Quad
Ever wonder why the Law Quad

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I hate being sick
(In response)
I hate the sick
(In response)
I hate the haters of the sick
Anyone who writes here but me is a
jerk
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Contributions are now being taken
for the "Heat the Graduate Library
Fund." For more info, call 764-
HEAT
(In response)
Amen

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Eighteen Years ago...
April 14, 1971
"The University executive officers hae asked the Regents to approve at
their meeting Friday the largest tuition increase in several years, The
Daily learned yesterday.
"According to highly reliable sources, the executive officers'
proposal... would raise tuition for out-of-state undergraduates from $1,800
to $2,140.
"Tuition for in-state undergraduates would increase from $568 to $660
under the proposal."
Forty Years ago...
April 14, 1949
"A history-making anti-discrimination resolution was passed in a
heated Student Legislature session last night.
"...the resolution [would] refuse recognition to any future organization
which prohibits membership because of race, religion or color..."
"Supporting the motion Don Rothschild charged that "As
representatives of the students, we can't endorse University recognition of
groups which have discriminatory clauses."
Items in the Weekend Almanac are culled from past issues of the Daily on
this date in history. All articles are taken from Daily files which are open
to public review in the Daily's library.

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13, 14, 15, and
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