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Celebration Banquet Attracts
250 Former Staff Members
From New York To California

Picture Of 1891 Daily Staff Recalls Memories To Oldtimers

News Item --An Ex-Business

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More than 250 alumni are listed in
the roster of former Daily editors and
business managers who returned for
the banquet celebrating the fiftieth
anniversary commemoration.
From states from coast to coast
bankers, lawyers, businessmen, su-
preme court justices are among the
ranks of The Daily's former student
participants. Biographical material is
included for alumni who answered
the qtestionaire sent out. All people
returning to the banquet are listed
by classes or years during which they
were active on The Daily or a. member
of the Board in Control of Student
Robert W. Doughty, '91, 181 Main
St. Beacon, N. Y.
Harry D. Jewell, '91, 420 Houseman
Bldg., Grand Rapids. A member of
one of the first staffs, he held the
office of probate judge of Kent Coun-
ty from 1896 to 1912, when he re-
turned to his private law practice.
He was associate editor of The Daily
from 1890-92.
Henry M. Butzel, '92, 101 Edison
Ave., Detroit. A justice of the Supreme
Court of Michigan, the former assis-
tant managing editor began another
8 year term last January.
Fred J. McElrvee, '92, 3326 West
Philadelphia. An auditor and author,
he has been engaged in stocks and
bond selling.
Ralph Stone, '92L, 1040 Chester-
field, Birmingham. The former pres-
ident of the Detroit Trust Company
was managing editor of The Daily
during 1891-92, director of the foot-
ball association in 1890, Regent of
the University, 1924-1940.
Herbert A. Dancer, '95, 1000 El-
orth Ave. Duluth, Minn.
Carrie Virginia Smith Stebbins,
'k6, Chicago.
Edson R. Sunderland, '97-'01, 1510
Cambridge Road, Ann Arbor. While
in college he was managing editor of
The Daily during 1896-97. Since 1917
he has held a position on the Board
in Control of Student Publications.
Professor Sunderland is a member of
the faculty of the Law School.
Charles H. Farrell, '98, 703 Hansel-
man Bldg., Kalamazoo. Class histor-
ion and president of the former Phil-
osophic Society is now occupied as one
of the commissioners of the State
Bar Association.
'Naughty Naughts' Return
Dr. W. D. Hickey, '00, 149 S. Eaton
Street, Leipsic, Ohio.
Junius B. Wood, '00, Holland Michi-
gan. A reporter for the Chicago Daily
News, he has covered news events
in practically every nation in the
world, receiving citation for his ser-
vice in the World War.
Charles VanKueren '02, 534 Cherry
Street, Lansing. A former state rep-
resentative from' Livingston county,
in 1905 he was president of the Stu-
dents' Lecture Association and a stu-
dent correspondent for a national
chain of newspapers during his col-
lege career.
A. H. McDougall, '01E. 1192-155th
Blvd. Harvey, Ill. Since 1903, he has
been connected with the Whiting Co-
operation of which he is now vice-
president and consulting engineer.
Thurlow E. Coon, '03, 2051 W. La
Fayette, Detroit.
Dr. Curtis C. Mechling, '03Med., 121
University Place, Pittsburg, Penn.
Formerly a member of the Press Club,
varsity reserves and Michiganensian
Board, he is a practicing surgeon in
Roscoe B. Huston, '02-'04L, post-
master of Detroit. The acting post-
master of Detroit was formerly busi-
ness manager of the 'Ensian, secre-
tary of the class of the literary col-
lege during 1898 and secretary of the
University Dramatic Club from 1900
to 1904.
Ira W. Jayne, '05, County Building,
Dertoit. The presiding judge of the
Wayne County Circuit Court was a
reporter and editorial writer for the
Daily, a member of the Western
Championship varsity debating squad

and a member of the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications.
Ida M. Brownrigg Nelson, '05, 11331
Manor Ave., Detroit.
Hugh Allen, '06, 753 W. Market
Street, Akron, Ohio. Engaged in news-
paper work for more than 14 years
in Cleveland, Tacoma, and Seattle,
he became connected with Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Company as public
relations manager.
Frank J. Clarke, '06, Gull Lake,
Augusta. Retired from manufactur-
ing, he is now operating a contract-
ing and masonry company.
William F. Gradolph, '07, 3715
Brookside Road, Toledo, Ohio. He re-
tired recently as vice-president of the
DeVilbiss Co. While in college he was
associate editor of the Daily in 1906
and athletics editor in 1907.
Archer Ritchie, '07-'09L, 1247 Ken-
sington Road, Grosse Pointe Park.
The managing editor of the Daily in
1908 and 1909 is now a Detroit at-

editorial writer, a member of the
Michigan Alumnus staff, the varsity
debate squad, Michigan Law Review,
Sigma Delta Chi, and Delta Sigma
Rho, he is now a partner of a Detroit
law firm.
Clarence E. Eldridge, '09-'11L, 250
"ark Ave, New York City. Vice-presi-
dent of the General Foods Sales Com-
any, he was associate editor, athletic
editor and managing editor of the
Daily. While here he was also varsity
aaseball manager.
Leonard C. Reid, '09, 111 W. Wash-
ington Street, Chicago, Ill.
Sigmund W. David, '10-'12L, 167
Maple Hill Road, Glencoe, Ill. Active
on campus as a reporter on the Daily,
president of Alpha Nu, Acolytes,
VMichigan Law Review, and Coif, he is
a partner of a Detroit law firm.
Albert (Rom) Dilley, '10-'12L, 801
?eoples National Bldg., Grand Rapids.
At present a lawyer, he was a member
of the business staff of the Daily be-
coming assistant manager in 1911
and manager in 1912. On campus he
vas also a member of the Michigan
Law Review and the Barristers.
,Il's Have Grand Reunion
Harry Z. Folz, '11, A. May and Sons,
3rand Rapids.
Norman H. Hill, '11, 118 North State
Street, Ann Arbor.
J. Fred. Lawton, '11, 1811 Wilshire
Road, Berkley. Composer of "Varsity"
ind the "Bum Army", a member of
;ports staff of the Daily and humor
taff of the Gargoyle, junior class
president, and a member of Michi-
;amua, he is now associate general
agent for the Connecticut Mutual
Life Insurance Company.
Charles H. Mylancer, '11, Hunting-
ton National Bank, Columbus, Ohio.
Harry G. Myser, '11, 1471 Ashland
Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota.
Harold Titus, '11, Traverse City. A
ree lance writer since his graduation.
'ae has written numerous novels and
.ontributed to nationally popular
ublications. For the past 12 years he
'as served as a member of the Michi-
;an Conservation Commission.
Earl Wakefield, '11, Detroit Times,
rDetroit. Formerly a member of the
2ditorial staff, he is now designing
the display advertising for the Detroit
Rowland W. Fixel, '12-'14L, 1244
Buhl Bldg., Detroit. A lawyer in De-
troit he served as a member of the
Board in Control of Student Publi-
:ations in 1914 and was a member of
the varsity Debating squad, Delta
Sigma Rho, and Barristers.
He's A Prof Now
Arthur B. Moehlman,-'12, Professor
of school administration at the Uni-
versity and editor of The Nation's
Schools, he was assistant sports editor
in 1910 and chief of the editorial staff
and sports editor of the Daily.
Herbert G. Watkins, '12, 1985 Ged-
des Ave., Ann Arbor.
Morton R. Hunter, '13E, 2716 E.
Newton Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.
F. H. Hossick, '13, L1537 Hamilton
Ave., Detroit.
Adna R. Johnson, '13, 512 Invest-
nent Bldg., Washington D.C.
Charles S. Johnson, '13, 12489 Men-
Iota Ave., Detroit. Engaged as a Cert-
I.fied Public Accountant directing his
wn business. He was a night editor
:f the Daily in 1912 and 1913.
Loren T. Robinson, '13, 340 Wimble-
ton Drive, Birmingham. Vice-presi-
lent of the Campbell-Ewald, adver-
;ising agency of Detroit, he was a re-
porter and night editor on the Daily
nd a member of Sigma Delta Chi.
Edwin R. Thurston, '13-'15L, 3425
Edgevale Road, Toledo.
Gordon C. Eldredge, '14, 22575
:ona Ave., Dearborn.
D. D. Hunting, '14, 355 Plymouth
Sherwood Field, '14, 11 Hillcrest
load, Grosse Pointe Farms. As presi-
lent of several enterprises he was
>usiness manager of the Daily in 1914,
'nember of Michigamua. Secretary of
,he senior class, and an active mem-

aer of Sphinx.
Myers From California
Maurice C. Myers, '11-'14L, 37 Bel-
nont Ave., Long Beach, Cal.
Chester J. Morris, '14-'16L, 1310
Strathcoma Drive, Detroit. A lawyer
n Detroit he was night editor of the
Daily in 1911.
Leonard M. Reisser, '14, 77 West
Washington Street, Chicago. While
in college he was intercollegiate edi-
tor of the Daily and editorial assist-
ant, senior class treasurer.
Ferris H. Fitch, '15-'17L, 205 Merri-
weather Road, Grosse Pointe Farms.
He acted as business manager of the
paper and published the first Sum-
mer Session student directory. In
Detroit he is now a partner of a law
John Leonard, '16. 20 Owana Road,
Lakewood, N.Y.
Francis F. McKinney, '16L, 4200
Penobscot Bldg., Detroit. The former
advertising staff member is engaged

Manager Writes News Story;
Thomason Warns About Grads
'03 M.E. Reministes Recalls Staff Arguments
The Editors By ADNA R. JOHNSON, Jr.. '14
Michigan Daily A story for the souvenir edition!
Ann Arbor, Michigan From a business manager! From an
You asked for it. In plainly typed ex-businesm a From the 1913-
matter you advised me that I was- s
"urged to send in a story" and that 1914 ex- business manager! Requested
the subject matter could range from by an editor! Arc present day editors
my own present field of interest to getting soft? Will anomalies ever
reminiscences about the old Daily cease? the editorial staff requesting

This picture, taken near the end of The Daily's first year of publication, shows the first staff of that original
Daily. On the floor, in the front-center of the picture, is a copy of a Daily from the first year. Note the
"handlebars" mustaches, and the styles of dress then in vogee. Back Row Standing, left to right: L. G.
Whitehead, '93; E. L. Mason, '93; L. I. Abbott, '91; L. Southmayd, '92; W. B. O'Neill, '91 (assistant business
manager). Seated On Chairs, left to right: F. B. Tib bals, '91; M. B. Hammond, '91 (business manager); A.
H. Covert, '92 (assistant managing editor); H. B. Shoemaker, '91 (managing editor) ; W. E. Griffin, '91; H. D.
Jewell, '91; E. O. Holland, '92; H. M. Butzel, '92; G. Y. Chapman, '92. Seated On Floor, left to right: Ralph
Stone, '92; J. C. Travis, '92; W. P. Parker, '93; A. W. Tressler, '91; C. W. Ricketts, '94.
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Park, Pleasant Ridge. A former Daily
┬░eporter he is engaged in a law prac-
tice in Detroit.
Clarence J. Fishleigh, '17E, 18074
Dhio Ave., Detroit.
Gordon Stoner, Board in Control,
1910-17, 1731 Longfellow, Detroit.
E. Rodgers Silvestor, '17, 1302
Washtenaw, Ypsilanti. As mortgage
banker of the Prudential Insurance
Company, he was a member of the
Daily editorial staff holding positions
vs reporter, night editor, and city
=ditor. While here in school he was
ilso student manager of the varsity
John Bundy Parker Returns
John Bundy Parker, '17, 209 La
Salle, Chicago, Ill. The former man-
iging editor of the Daily during 1916-
t7 is now a member of an insurance
brokerage firm. Here in college he
vas a member of the staff of the
M4ichigan Union Opera for two years.
Lamar Kishlar, '17E, St. Louis, Mo.
Now occupied as research manager
)f the Ralston Purina Company, he
was. a member of the Board in Con-
;rol and art editor of the Gargoyle.
Herbert G. Wilson, '18, 663 So.
Hawkins Ave., Akron Ohio. Publi-
,ations editor and a member of the
'ublic relations department of the
3oodyear Tire and Rubber Co. at the
3resent time, he was a member of the
Swingout Committee, Sigma Delta
Zid, and Druids.
Lt. Col. J. R. Darnell, '18Med. Med-
.cal Corps, U. S. Army, War Depart-
ment, Washington, D.C.
H. C. L. Jackson, 819 Detroit News,
Detroit. He is known for his column,
"Listening In On Detroit" published
daily in the News.
John W. Bradshaw, member of the1
Board in Control of Student Pub-
.ications, 1917-20, 1304 Cambridge
load Ann Arbor.
'20 Business Manager
Paul E. Cholette, '20L, Grand Rap-
ids, Michigan. A member of a law
Jrm in Grand Rapids, he was business
manager of the Daily during 1919-20.
Ralph E. Gault, '19, 1426 Union In-
dustrial Building, Flint.. For three
years a member of the Board in Con-
trol from 1918 through 1921.
James McClintock, '19-'21L, 600
Fidelity Building, Detroit. The direc-
tor of the Detroit Bar Association
and attorney in Detroit, he is a form-
ar managing editor of the Daily, a
member of the Board in Control of
Athletics and the Studert Council
and vice-president of the Union.
Robert C. Angell, '21, 1007 Berk-
3hire Road. Professor of sociology at
he University, he was a member of
the sports staff for three years be-
oming sports editor in 1920-21.
Roswell P. Dillon, '21E, Bay Port.
Sales manager of the R. L. Gilling-
ham Fishing Co., he was a member
)f the Student Council and of J-Hop
Committee while in the University.
Hugh W. Hitchcock, '22, Packard
Motor Car Company, Detroit.
John P. Dawson, '22-'24L, Ann Ar-
bor. A member of the faculty of the
Law School, he was a former report-
er for the Daily.
John J. Hamel, '23, 1000 Transpor-
tation Bldg., Detroit. Occupied as a
merchandise broker, he was a mem-
ber of the business staff for three
years becoming accounts manager in
1921 and advertising manager in 1922.
E. P. Lovejoy, '23, 2000 Second Ave.,
Detroit. City editor in 1921, he was
an. member of Mipiaamu a nd ig~cma


turned recently from Germany where Bank Bldg., Detroit. He is a former
he was assigned. night editor, managing editor of the
John G. Garlinghouse, '25-'28. 1380 1925 Summer Session Daily and
Oak St. Grosse Pointe. chairman of the editorial board of
the Detroit Mortgage Bankers As- 1925-26. He is now connected with
sociation, he was night editor of the a Detroit advertising agency.
Daily in 1922 and a member of the W. C. Patterson, '27, 1365 Cass Ave.,
Student Council. Detroit. An editor of The Daily dur-
lie's A Rival Now! ing 1926-27 and former president of
Ralph N. Byers, '24, 715 Forest Ave., Sigma Delta Chi is now assistant to
Ann Arbor. He is now employed as the president of Michiga z Bell Tele-
news editor of the Ann Arbor News. phone Company, in chare of publi-
L. Beaumont Parks, '24-'26L, 1619 cations.
Williams Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. Smith H. Cady, '27, 1042 Greenwood
Former member of the business staff, Ave., Wilmette, Ill., managing editor
accounts manager and business man- of The Daily in 1926-27 he is now
ager of the Summer Daily in 1923, editor of The Chicago Market Daily,
and vice-president of the Union in trade publication of the home furn-
1925-26, he is engaged in a law prac- j ishings industry. While here in
tice. school he was also a member of the
Curt P. Schneider, '22-'24Med, 655 Union Opera publicity staff.
Fisher Bldg., Detroit. A practicing An 'Activities Man'
ohysician, he was a member of the Forrest A. Heath, '27, 19308 Snow-
'usiness staff in 1918-19, circulation den, Detroit. He is an insurance bro-
tnanager of the Daily in 1918-20, as- ker in Detroit and a former member
istant manager of the Glee Club and of the Board in Control of Student
a member of the Michigan Band. Publications. While in college he
Alfred B. Connable, '25, 911 Olivia also participated in the Union Opera,
Street, Ann Arbor. Assistant vice- Players Club, and was president of
president of the Detroit Trust Com- his senior class. ' ,
,any, he was a night editor of the William L Mullin '27 4343 Grand
Daily during 1923-24, president of Ave., WstrnSpin,2,ll.
the student council and a member of A, Western Springs, Ill
the Glee Club and Michigamua. Wilton A. Simpson, '27, 3910 West-
th l asind '2ihi4g4BuadrsE- ern Ave., Chicago, Ill. Employed as
Paul Einstien, '25, 1454 Builders Ex- mgager of the Flashtric Neon Sign
.hange Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. As- Works, he was sports editor of The
3ociate partner of the Hill and Daily in 1927, member of the Board
Knowlton Corporation, publicity and of Control in 1927 and chairman of
public relations firm, he was a mem- the Gridiron Banquet.
-er of the editorial board in 1922-
23 and chairman of the board for Charles E. Behymer, '28, 20045 Bri-
ssion Daily of 1923. arcliff, Detroit. For three years a
While inschool Ses was also a mem- member of The Daily staff and night
oer of Sigma Delta Chi and publicity editor, he is engaged as secretary and
Ihairman of the Union Opera. sales manager of an advertisssg pr.-
Perry Hayden, '25, Tecumseh, presi- ters busess
dlent of the I;ayden Flour Mills and Haven Was Circulation Manager
American Millers Association, he is T135 1nneth aven, '28-29 BusAd.,
also superintendent of stewardship 1341nthrop, Dtroit. Manager of
'or the Society of Friends. While initenerwriing dirmenwasfcin-
zollege he was circulation manager of investment banking firm, he xvas cir-
-oleg hewa cicuatin anaerofculation manager of The Daily in
the Daily, a member of the Board in 1926-27.
-lontrol of Student Publications in19-2.V
'924-25, a member of Michigamua, L. J. Van Tuyl, '28E, 15112 Plain-
end president of the Student Religi- Vincent Wall, '28, English depart-
)us Association. ment, Wayne University. He is now
Jones Was State Senator instructor of Dramatic Literaturenat
Carroll B. Jones, '25L, Marcellus, Wayne University of Detroit. On
'Mich. He was a member of the Mich- campus e was music and dramatic
igan State Senate in 1937-9 and is editor of The Daily for three years,
now a practicing lawyer and banker. and a member of the Union Opera.
During 1923-4 he was a member of
she Board in Control of Student Cassam Wilson, '28-30L, 837 Uni-
?ublications. versity Place, Grosse Pointe. A De-
Robert G. Ramsey, '25, Registrar, troit attorney, he was night editor
Olivet. of The Daily in 1927-8 and a mem-
William D. Roesser, '25, 364 Voor- ber of the Board in Control of Stu-
'ees Ave., Buffalo, N.Y., vice-presi- dent Publications in 1928-9.
dent in charge of sales of the J. W. Also On Board In Control
Clement Co., national advertising George B. Ahn, '29, 22522 Argus,
printer, he was classified advertising Detroit. At present the publishing
manager, assistant advertising man- editor and business manager of "The
ager and business manager of the Art of Living Successfully" he was
Daily and a member of Sphinx and business manager and circulation
Michigamua. manager of The Daily, and a member
Frederick K. Sparrow, '25, Ann of the Board in Control of Student
Arbor. Professor of Botany at the Publications.
University, he was music critic for James O. Brown, '29, 1025 Vaughn
The Daily during 1922-24 and a night St., Ann Arbor. Instructor in ana-
editor in 1924-25. tomy of the University Medical
George W. Davis, '26, 1030 Pilgrim School, he was a member of the busi-
Road, Birmingham. Engaged in ad- ness staff and circulation department
vertising in Detroit, he was a night of The Daily, a member of executive
editor of The Daily in 1924-25 and board of the Union and Senior Class
managing editor in 1925-26. committeec.
Howard Wordon. '29, Detroit. For- Jessie Church, '29, 216 S. Thayer,
mer member of the sports staff. !Ann Arbor. A teaching fellow in
Stoddard White, '35, Detroit News, English and dramatics at the Univer-
Detroit. Member of the editorial saff sity High School she was a member
of The Detroit News, of the women's editorial staff for
Robert S. Ward, '35, 18715 Mar- three years, the League Council and
lowe Ave., Detroit. Display ad ertiser Mortarboard.
for the Detroit News. Harvey H. Talcott. '29, 10 S. LaSalle

and Campus.
Out of the wisdom that awaits you
when you're 30 odd years older, let
me give you some advice. Never under
any circumstances suggest to an
alumnus 36 years removed from the
campus to provide "reminiscences."
Even if he publishes newspapers and
knows something about the cost of
composition and newsprint, he'll send
you copy enough to fill a space that
otherwise would produce a couple of
hundred dollars in advertising reve-
nue. No one except a few senescent
alumni will read it. You won't sell an
extra copy. It will represent all ex-
pense and no income, but you asked
for it, and here it is:
Respectable Folding Money
I was made Managing Editor of
The Daily early in September 1903.
Until that time it had been privately
owned. The University had bought
The Daily in the summer of 1903
and late in the summer I had received
a letter from Professor Scott, head
of the English department, tendering.
me the job of Managing Editor. I
had never been inside the Daily of-
fice; never been in a newspaper of-
fice, but Professor Scott had told
me that the job would pay $300 for
the year, and $300 was highly respec-
table folding money, and anything
that I wouldn't do for $300 was to
be found only in the Criminal Code
of the State of Michigan. I wrote
Mr. Scott and expressed just that
measure of doubt about my own abil-
ity that I felt would reflect a decent
modesty, and yet not cost me the,
chance. He replied and the job was
I'll always remember the night when
we put to bed our first edition of the
year. I had perpuaded two class-
mates, who had been respectively
News Editor and Sports Editor of The
Daily in their Junior year, to assume
the same duties under my editorship.
With their practiced help our first
4-column, 4-page sheet went to press.
We had a one, two and three-column
cut of President Angel for the first
page. By blanketing a good half of
the first page with our 3-column cut,
we filled the forms. And so to bed.
Compared with today's issues, The
Michigan Daily of 1903-04 wasn't
much. Its principal virtue was that
it didn't take long to read. But we
were filled with vigor and high pur-
pose. We considered our best job of
the year was a series of editorials
that brought about the first student
meeting that was the genesis of the
Michigan ,Union.
When the first year of The Daily
as a University owned, student oper-
ated publication was complete we
knew that we had a publication that
would grow and develop, - even if
we couldn't possibly visualize the
smartly edited, wire-serviced, well-
featured institution that is The Mich-
igan Daily of 1940.
- S. E. Thomason, '05

the business staff to write a story!
As the devotion of living and pro-
ducing newspaper space for the true
enlightenment of a waiting and
breathless community, at times refer-
red to as advertising, is anathema to
the vapors and wordy ambitions of a
stewing editor, so likewise is the
squandering of potential earning col-
umns a betrayeal of the true faith to
a business manager, to any business
manager, and above all to an ex-bus-
iness manager, and particularly to
the ex-business manager of 1913-1914.
Editorial Versus Business
In them days there was just so
much paper. The addition to an edi-
tion cost money. The resultant con-
versation and conferences betwixt
the members of the business staff and
the reportorial hellions were often-
times animated. The subject of the
hour had to do with the disposition
of space. Should material dollars pre-
vail over enthused news reports?
Should avaricious greed surmount
crusading editorial belchings? Should
pants from Wagner's transcend pants
from the faculty? We of the business
staff of 1913-1914 represented the
material dollars, avaricious greed and
Wagner's pants. Wagner's pants pre-
vailed. The Daily grew and prospered.
Although lucre and mammon
played its part we meet today in that
magnanimous spirit which should not
decry the efforts of our protagonists,
There must be a reason for editors
and reporters. Otherwise there would
be none. For fifty years they have
survived together with members of
fifty business staffs. So in commem-
oration of their valor we must of nec-
essity, as well as from personal choice,
salute them. They hav manufactured
The Michigan Daily.
Only Forever
When Hitler wins the war, when
Roosevelt goes out of office, and when
Fielding Yost is forgotten at Michi-
gan, then, and then only, will The
Michigan Daily cease to function, and
then only will an editor again invite
a business manager to write a story.
But with it all please accept greet-
ings and well wishes for success.
Work On Daily
Called Valuable
Ahn Recounts Experience
On Business Staff
By GEORGE B. AHN, Jr., '29
"The experience gained in two and
a half years on The Michigan Daily
business staff has been as great
value in my eleven years of business
as my class room work in the Uni-
versity," is a statement which I have
made many times to my friends, and
which I am glad to make public now
in honor of the 50 years of service
which The Daily has given to the
University of Michigan.
This may be due to the fact that
I believe that the outlet which The
Daily provides for youthful enthus-
iasm and energy and the practical
business training which it gives to
staff members has been of real value
to every person who has served The
Daily in these 50 years, repardless
of the type of activity engaged in
after graduation.
Long hours, hard work, pleasant
associations and the making of many
friendships are the memories I have
of my days on The Daily staff. The
contacts with outstanding faculty
members on the Board in Control of
Student Publications during my Sen-
ior year were priceless.
Varnum Desribes
'Daily'_Extra Of '28

Among the most vivid memories of
Daily alumni was the rush after foot-
ball games to get an extra out on the
streets in time to catch the crowds.
One of these was described by Her-
bert E. Varnum, '29, who was a mem-
ber of The Daily business staff during
his three years in the University be-
fore he entered the Law School. That
time the staff had about one hun-
dred papers out on the street when
another touchdown was made and the
headlines had to be changed in the

Former Editor
Delivered Daily
On The Q.T.
It always struck me that they were
stretching it a bit when they classified
me as an editor. When I recall my
years on The Michigan Daily I am
appalled by one thing, but do not
check me on my accuracy because the
years have a way of making liars of
us all. I wonder if anyone else served
the Daily in so many capacities. There
was one period of time, perhaps my
junior year, when I wrote for The
Daily, looked after the files or ex-
changes I don't remember which, as-
sisted ocassionally on the desk until
two o'clock, nodded over the linotype
man's shoulder until about four and
helped him set up the paper, and then
took the papers out and delivered
them. I think I could still run that
paper route I remember it so well,
except that the wind I had developed
then by a bit of cross country running
is somewhat lacking now. My friends
often used to complain about not re-
ceiving their Daily, but as far as I
know neither they nor anyone con-
nected with the regular Michigan
Daily staff ever knew that I was de-
livering the papers on one of the
I see I have a snapshot of the staff


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