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The Michigan Daily, 1930-02-23

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TRY-OUT t~~t4*~t*~THY-OU[iT

Experience on Editorial Staff 5TATO1AF
Proves Fascinating,T
"Reporting Offers Exceptional
Opportunities for
By Henry J. Merry
Foremost in the field of extra--
curricular activities stands the edi- ig1It Uatl CiGAN GAGY 9\
torial side of The Michigan Daily, _ _
not alone for its omnipotency as a
dispenser of news and as a social
force in formulating student opin-
ion but also for the fascinating and --_-_-_-_-_-_-_
uniquely practical experience that
it affords the membersh ofits staff. S T UDE-NT U C A T IO NSV
Education is today shifting from S U ( NfPU bL1CATCC N
the training of pedants to the de-
velopment of general intelligence
and responsibility as a membe of
society. Consequently, the field of
extra-curricular activities, with its
opportunities for a practical use of
the mind and its socializing effects,
is no longer a superfluity but has
become a vital portion of education.THm
The best opportunity fora stu- THE RECRUIT
dent of the University to learn oft
the methods, institutions, and prob- _
lems of society in general and to -~~-~~--- - ----------..------.-_ -- ------
become acquainted with the foibles _ _
of human nature, is offered by the PROFESSOR ANGELL URGES
editorial side of The Daily. BOOU IORR LSd WORK ON PUBLICATIONS
May Gain Wide Contacts To the class of '33:
The freshmen who report for this Intelligent planning greatly
activity and spend their extra time m increases the likelihood of suc-
in college here will derive experi- cess in any enterprise. One's
ence of immense practical value, college career is no exceptions.
even though they do not continue Branches of Editorial Writing, For those of you who have satis-
Theywillgainan 'factorily completed the first
ijournalism. They will gain an. Cartooning, Reviewing Are fatrl copedth frs
eucatio tht will be useful in Cg semester's academic work, this is'
any field of endeavor, for it will Open to Tryouts. perhaps a good time to consider
show them what the world is really afresh the objectives of your so-
like, and it will give them an op- EDITOR EXPLAINS PLAN journ here and the means of at-
portunity to view their fellow men . _ taining these objectives.
at work and to understand their By George Leonard In any such attempt at orien-
eccentricities. It will, furthermore, Editor, The Michiganensian tation, many of you will wish to
prevent them from being over-sat- For the person seeking broad consider extra-curricular activ-
urated with academic theories and training in publication work, an op- ities. There can be little doubt
will correct a faulty condition portunity affording an unusual var- that such activities perform an
common to college students, name- iety of activities may be found in important function and partici-
ly, being overdosed wits idealism the editorial department of the pation in them should be care-
and underdosed with "horse-sense." Michiganensi'n. On this staff, the fully weighed by all who have
The Daily reaches out over the freshman will be able to develop the requisite time. We feel that
entire campu. Its reporters come his news reporting, editing, and ex- the Student Publications offer a
in intimate contact with all fune- ecutive abilities; he will receive in_ field of work which would be of
tions and endeavors of the admiin- valuable busines traiinng and will real value to many of you. Not
istration and the student body. make contacts with the personnel the least attractive feature of
Consequently a student working on of the University and student body these enterprises is the greatt
The Daily soon acquires an "inside" which will number among the most variety of jobs which they entail,
knowledge of the campus and the lasting of his contacts, so that many types of students
University proper. Those who feel that their ability find a means of sell-expression
Furthermore, The Daily, through will be applied by reporting and i them.
its Associated Press news service, writin news will find opportunity Ifyou think the work of the
deals with state, national and in- for such work in the Athletic se- publications might be suited to
ternational questions. Hence ex- tion. The understaffma in this your needs, you owe it both to
perience here is not linited to a department will be allowe to write yourself and the publications to
particular field but embraces the covers of the individual majoritalk to members of the staffs in
entire world, what it is doing. and sport contests taking place durin o rder to discover whether you
how it does it. sh hetss takiis plaris isave the necessary qualifications
how i the yea as well as summaries of and whebther the xork wii yield'
Analytical Ability Needed . the minor sport campaigns. wat you are askingBeor you
Newspaper work will develop in a Tle Senior section, with its edit- inmest your time and energy, in-
student traits and abilities that nwil orial technicalities, affords a splen- vestigae.
be exceedingly helpful i any bust- did opportunity for one to develop To those of you who decide to
ness which lie niay afterards en- diting and executive ability throw in your lot with one of
Ster. Reporting requires the analy- Here, the new man on the 'Ensian the publications, I wish to extend
of the facts most significant to the will face the problem of page lay- in behalf of the Board in Con-
lr number of people who read out. While following the ideas of trol a hearty welcome. A wise
The Daily. In obtaining news a re-othersat first, he will soon be al- :choice should yield you a rich
porter must get what the readers lowed to administer his own con- return.
want and get it quickly. Naturally, ception of this section of Ihichi- Robert C. Angell,
he soon learns to "think on his gan's yearbook. Chairman, Board in Control of
feet," to see through a situation To the person with creative and Student Publications
quickly and clearly, and extract imaginative turn of mind, the Fea-
from it only the nost significant ture section will be particularly ap- ing the material which goes into

facts. pealing inasmuch as the editor of the section carrying Michigan
The presentation of facts in a this department is peculiarly inde-
news story requires clarity of pendent in the execution of his pro- memories.
thought. News uncovered must be ject, the work is especially tempt- The Fraternity and Organization
communicated accurately and ing. Though the ideas of the departments are again executive'
quickly to the 15,000 people who editor must necessarily carry positions, the work being comprised
read The Daily. The details and greater sway in this department, mostly of compiling. and recording
significance of a situation must the clever underclassman will be the various activities of the numer-
therefore be expressed so that all given room for expression of his ous campus organizations.
(Csuniud on Page 31 own abilty in selecting and arrang- tcnued ,n Pae2

Class of 1933 Given Chance
to Display Talents Along
Extra-Curricular Lines.
I Studsnt Must Have No Mark
Lower Than 'C' and One
Above to Compete.
By Robert L. Sloss.
Members of the Class of 1933, in-
eligible to participate in University
activities during their first semester
on the campus, will be given their
first opportunity to begin competi-
tion for staff positions on the stu-
dent publications at meetings start-
ing tomorrow and continuing
through the week.
The business and editorial de-
partments of each publication will
hold meetings as follows: The Daily
business staff try-outs will meet in
the front office of the Press build-
ing on Maynard street at 4:30 to-
morrow afternoon; the Daily edit-
orial staff (men) at 4:15 Tuesday in
the front office of the Press build-
ing; the Daily editorial staff (wo-
men) at 4:15 Wednesday afternoon.
Promotion Based on Merit.
Try-outs for the Gargoyle editor-
ial staff will meet Tuesday at 4:15
------ --------- in the Gargoyle office and the busi-
ness staff try-outs Thursday at 4:15
LiOT in the front office of the Press
building. Michiganensian editorial
staff tryouts will meet Monday at
4:15 in the front office of the Press
building and the business staff
Tuesday at 4:00 in the same place.
Eligibility requirements for the
freshmen are an average for the
Tryouts May Obtain Experience urevious semester of no grade lower
En Reporting, Editing, and than C and at least one grade above
Executive Positions. C.
Advancement in each of the pub-
lications is based on merit alone.
MERIT SYSTEM IS USED The try-outs who have shown
themselves capable at the end of
By E. Jerome Ellison their first semester are placed on
the lower staffs of their respective
Managing Editor, The Gargoyle, publications, where they work dur-
Whether the try-out is interested ing their sophomore year, compet-
in editorial writing, cartooning, il- ing for the junior editorships. These
lustrating, writin" humorous skits, nen selected to serve on the upper
feature writing reviewing editing staffs compete throughout their
S"junior years for the positions of
or typography, there is a splendid huziness manager or managing edi-
chance for him to develop his abil- or of their respective papers or
ities in his work on the Gargoyle. magazines.
These opportunities, together Contacts Prove Valuable.
with those for forming acquaint Unusual opportunities for making
contacts otherwise impossible to
anceships, are the things that ths freshman are offered him in
make editorial work on the Gar- the field of The Daily. Gargoyle, or
'oyle one of the most enjoyable the 'Ensian. Not only is he given
branches of the student publica- the chance to meet and talk to well
tions, known faculty men and visiting
Although a good share of Gar- seakers. but the friendships made
gyle material consiss of short hu- iong his co-workers are of in-
morous sketches, the possibilities stimable value, and conidered by
for the writer are by nomeans lim- m ny the most important single
ii d to this sort of writing. (ther bnefit to be derived from activities
ce'iartients of the magazine have of any sort.
ph) c sfor the journalistie "nose for Each pablication has planned
sses", t'ae reviewer's critial eye, 'rainisg courses for its try-outs in
and the poe s song. Since drawing order to thoroughly acquaint them
and illustrations are an important w ith every phase of the work in
part of the magazine, there is an which they will be engaged.
unusually good opportunity for stu- Ths Daily editorial staff has ar-
oert xho can do this soc of art ranged to handle more than 100
The-0rst sem ster's work of a freshmen, who will be divided into
try-cut consists of writing or draw- two major groups which will work
img, together with a certain amount on alternate days. These two
of office routine work. The writers groups will be further subdivided
contribute short material and the that each man will receive t
artists humorous illustrations, but thorough traning in writing stor-
the routine work is done by all the ies, reading prooi and writing
tryouts during the first semester, changes,
At the end of the year, if the try- ag

out's work has been consistent anld Business staff tryouts will be
satisfactory, he is appointed to the taught the fundamentals of adver-
staff. tising writing, circulation manage-
The work on the staff during the ment, the methods of securing ad-
sophomore year consists of assign- vertisers, makeup, and publications
ments and more extensive work in and will be thoroughly acquainted
the particular field the individual with the business organization of
(Continued on Page 3) The Daily.

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