14 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 29, 2000
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SEPTEMBER 29, 1890
For more than a century,
Daily brings news home
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ABOVE: More than 5,000 students have worked at The Michigan Daily in its 110 years of
existence and since 1931, the Great Newsroom of the Student Publications Building has been a
home away from home for the Daily's reporters, editors and other staff members.
RIGHT: One of the Daily's most vocal critics, former University President Robben Fleming, speaks
to the Daily staff in 1969, the first time a University president met with the staff In 20 years.
Reporter interviews Gandhi attacks backing up Soviet delega
Daily Sports Editors Ivan Kaye and Paul Greenberg surround
the wire machine In 1954 waiting for ticker printouts from
the Associated Press.
DAILY READERSHIP: 40,000 +
STAFF SIZE (Editorial and Business): 225 +
(May 25, 1924) - Daily reporter AJ Diehl tracked d
Gandhi, who had been recently was released from prison by
Juliu beach north of Bombay. Gandhi was recuperating at
cottage after an appendicitis operation.,
BOMBAY, India - ... Naturally the first question wa
Gandhi, what do you stand by and what do you propose
to do to reach your goal?" Gandhi's reply was
a statement of the four cardinal points
of the non-cooperative move-
ment (religious unity,
freedom of the
l owe r c aste s; *
liquor and drugs;
"Since the *
above conditions are
opposed to the policy of
the British government
the attainment of them nec-
essarily involves a change in \ t
the present form of govern-
ment in India. We hope, and,
believe that this change can be
brought about without violence,
for the progress that has been made-
shows beyond a doubt the power of
Spiritual, even material force. Howev-
er the Indian is not a coward and under
certain circumstances might resort to
physical force where it is necessary to ~
gain his liberty or to establish and maintain -
organized government against foreign ' y
oppression or mob rule"...
Editors convince C.C. little1
lift auto ban
(April 26, 1927) - One of most contentious student-a
conflicts of the 20th Century was when former Univer
Clarence Cook Little prohibited enrolled student fromu
biles on campus. You can partially thank the editors of.
Arbor's parking crunch.
Rigid enforcement of the present automobile regula
financially by the University and resulting in drastic pu
offenders convicted, will be tried in Ann Arbor the rem
semester. This action, decided by President Clarence Coo
conference with the editors of The Daily yesterday afterno
to give the present regulations a real test, and if becomes ev
can be enforced, a general ban on student cars will not be c
The President, although believing the best procedure t
tion of all student cars with the idea of eventually reinstatin
ally if such action is ever deemed feasible, is willing toc
The Daily in giving students a last chance to prove themse
keeping their cars...
Soviet Union accuses Dail
(Oct. 31, 1952) - The Daily has had many enemies thro
years ofexistence. Conservatives claimed the newspaper w
and the communists - those from the Soviet Union -said
'own Mahatma the United
y the British, to tic-control
t a beach-side conflict.
as, "Mr. cussing ti
(April 12, 1955) - All eyes focused on Rackham Amphithe-
ater at the University in 1955 when University researchers
gathered to announce that Jonas Salk s polio vaccine was
efective. The Daily was the first newspaper to report the
news - the announcement was voted in a 1999 USA
WEEKEND-Newseum poll of the public as the ninth most
important news story ofthe 20th Centwy
"We had two stories typeset and ready to roll one
declaring the vaccine a success and the other indicat-
ing that it was a failure," wrote Daily staffer Hanley
Gurwin '55 for "Special to the Daily" a commem-
orative book put together for the Daily's centenni-
"As soon as the press release was handed
out in the auditorium, a hand signal was
, %I>a-given to a person at the rear of the build-
- ing who in turn signaled someone in the
y phone booth. Within a minute, the
presses were rolling and by the time the people
*w came out ..., we were selling copies of The Daily on the
front steps. We were the first newspaper in the country to report
the news of one of the most important soties of the decade.
Daily enters Uttle Rock
to Central High
(Sept. 27, 1957) - Daily Editorial Director
James Elsman, Jr was the only member of the
administration press to get inside Little Rock Central High
sity President School when 101st Airborne Division fbrcibly
using automo- integrated the segregated school in 1957. Els-
1927jbr Ann man snuck in with a borrowed school librariy
card and managed to take the only photograph
tions, backed what was going on inside the school that day
unishment for The Daily sold the photo to TIME-LIFE fbr
nainder of the $200.
k Little after a LITTLE ROCK, Ark - .,. I was in my
on, is intended seat at 8:45 for my first class at Little Rock
vident that they Central High School..
onsidered nec- ... Two seats to my left sat Jefferson
Thomas, one of the Brave Nine. When I told.
o be the aboli- him I was an impostor - a reporter fromr
g them gradu- the North - he smiled like any adolescent
cooperate with when someone is putting something over
Ives worthy of the teacher.
He answered two questions with a
good-willed patness; well-coached by
y the NAACP.
"Have trouble today?"
"No sir." w.
ughout its 110 "Expect any trouble any more?"
as communists "I don't expect any."
we were lead- ... After irate words from thef
- It's a success! -
Daily first to report success of
Board of Student Publications) - has been a rocky one. In 1967, state
legislators became allies with the Daily's senior editors in that particular
battle of the "Maynard Street Wars."
More than 35 state legislators yesterday sent a telegram to University
President Harlan Hatcher saying they were "appalled" by the action of the
Board in Control of Student Publications in failing to accept The Daily
senior editors' recommendations for new editors.
The telegram stated "We are all friends of the University who have
defended and fought for the principles of academic freedom and freedom
of speech. We wish to avoid seeing the University suffer from adverse
publicity marring a great tradition and a great University."
With increasing pressure, on top of an editorial in the Detroit Free
Press praising the abilities and qualifications of would-be editor Roger
Rapoport, the Board approved the proposed list of editors without
changes a day later
Evidence: McCartney died in 1966
(Oct. 14, 199)6- Of all the Paul is dead stories that popped up in the
1960s and 70s, the Daily's was among the first. OK, so we don't get all the
facts right every time.
PAUL McCARTNEY was killed in an automobile accident in early
November 1966 after leaving EMT recording studios tired, sad, and
The Beatles had been preparing their forthcoming album, tentatively
entitled Smile, when progress bogged down in intra-group hassles and.
bickering. Paul climbed into his Aston Martin, sped away into the rainy,
chill night and was found four hours later pinned under his car in a culvert
with the top of his head sheared off. He was deader than a doomail...
... First, a Paul Look-a-like contest was held and a living substitute
found in Scotland. He was an orphan from Edinburgh, named
Minor plastic surgery was
required to complete the image,
and Campbell's mustache disc
tracted everyone who knew the
original McCartney from the
imposter s real identity...
. shoves reporter.
(Oct. 2, 1979) - In a scene
reminiscent of Indiana 's infamous
basketball coach Bobby Knight,
lamed Alichigan fbotball coach Bo
Schembechler shoved Daily sports
editor Dan Perrin armed with a tape
recorder, after a media lunch at
Weber s Inn in Ann Arbor. Daily
reporter Geoff Larcomn wrote that the
spark of the shove was a question about
Michigan s kicking game.
S... ON THE TAPE, Perrin is heard ask-
ing: "Would you emphasize the kicking,
son egame more when recruiting from now on,
0oPe Cti(, after what's happened so far this season?"
-z' Schembechler started to answer, but sud-
denly became angry with the reporter.
* The Michigan Daily has been
distributed free since 1985. Before then
copies of the Daily were sold on campus
and through subscriptions. Before 1985,
the Daily published every day, Tuesday
* The Daily is free and independent
(despite past attacks from the University
administration to control us). Advertising
and subscription revenue keeps the Daily
self-sufficient and out of the auspices of
the University administration. The Board
for Student Publications is the oversee-
ing body of the Daily, Michiganensian
yearbook and Gargoyle humor magazine.
The Board primarily manages financial
matters for the three publications.
* The Student Publications Building at
420 Maynard St. as been the home of
the Daily since 1931. The building, a
registered Ann Arbor historic landmark,