In Honor Of Our University
104 YEARS OF SERVICE
FOR 104 YEARS the University of Michigan has been
serving its community, its state, and its nation. It
has been doing this quietly, but with magnificent results.
We who are students on this campus know about this
work. Not a day passes but that we see from close
range the inner workings of a great educational ma-
chine. When the University of Michigan contributes
to ;national defense, to government, to science, medi-
cine, and engineering, we watch and forget. Such
matters are commonplace to us.
But to the people of Michigan these things are more
strange. Even though the support and nourishment
for this modern University comes from taxpayers, they
are not on the scene of action. Michigan's citizens just
trust and pay.
OF LATE a smattering of acid criticism has been
sprayed in the direction of Ann Arbor. Most of
it was unfounded, but it was justified in a society where-
in intelligent criticism is meant to be a guide-post for
progress. The regrettable part was that folks on the
outside were blinded by the acid to the vast goodness
that has become commonplace at the University of
We students who work on The Michigan Daily feel
that you folks may have forgotten a lot of facts. Be-
cause of that, and because the story of the University
is fascinating reading at any time, we have prepared
this special edition.
IT IS OUR OWN IDEA. As students who live in the
classrooms we feel a genuine pride in our school. We
are rising in defense against those who would curb it.
Oh, we have a selfish purpose, too. The Michigan
Daily, it has been said, is an arrogant, adolescent pub-
lication that fails to realize the contributions of the
University to society. So wetwant to show our critics
a thing or two.
Primarily, though, this edition is dedicated to you,
the people of Michigan. You own and operate one
of the greatest educational institutions in the world.
-PAUL M. CHANDLER, City Editor