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Half A Century Old, 'The Michigan Daily'
Is Nation's Leading University Newspaper;
Receives Numerous Awards For Excellence

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High Standard Maintained
By Hard Working Edit,
Sports, Women's Units
Pacemaker Award
Received 7 Times
Seven-time - winner of the prized
Pacemaker Award and named for
three first-place honors by Sigiia
Delta Chi, The Daily is now entering
its fifty-first year of publication as
the nation's leading university jour-
Now edited under the direction of
managing editor Emile Gele, '42, city
editor Albert P. Blaustein, Grad.,
assisted by Alvin Dann, '42, and edi-
torial director Robert Speckhard, '42,
assisted ' byDave Lachenbruch, '42,
the paper first appeared as a four-
page sheet in 1890, started by a few
students in a local print shop. 1
Since then The Daily has grown to:
be a corhmunity service, carrying
Associated Press wire news and pub-
lishing with modern equipment in a
complete plant built out of Daily
All eligible sophomores and sec-
ond semester freshmen interested
in newspaper work and writing are
Invited to be present at, The
Daily's first tryout meeting at 5
p.m. Monday in the Student Pub-I
lications uilding.

Managing Editor
* * *

proceeds. Thoroughness of coverage
characterizes The Daily from the edi-
torial page to the women's fashion
Daily work is now divided among
three staffs: editorial, sports and
women. "Edit" staff workers start as
tryouts, covering beats, writing edi-
torials and assisting the night edi-
tor with his headlines and proof. At,
the end of the sophomore year 12
tryouts are selected as junior night
editors, from which the six senior
editors are later selected.
Night editing is one of the most,
responsible jobs open to the Univer-
sity student. Working in' the night
desk slot requires news judgment, a
knowledge of make-up technique and
.an ability to handle the necessarily.
unforeseen situations which occur in
any productive unit working against
Junior night editors this year will
be Barbara Jenswold, Gloria Nishon,
Robert Mantho, William Baker,'
George Sallade, Eugene Mandeberg,
Will Sapp, Homer Swander, Morton
Mintz, William MacLeod, Robert
Grossberg, Dan Behrman, .Howard
Fenstemaker and Charles Thatcher.
While sporty and women's page
writers operate under the same sys-
tem of appointments, their work is
part of two separate staffs. Sports
men, under the supervision of sports
editor Hal Wilson, '42, cover all the
University's athletic events, and one
member is usually assigned t0 ac-
company the football team on its
trips. Track, baseball and swim-
ming are given the same complete
treatment, and a Daily man can be
found at any event, whether Big Ten'
or intramural.
Under women's editor Janet Hi-

Business Staff Operates
Quarter-Million Dollar
Institution Each Year
Affairs Are Headed
By Huyett, Collins
Little-known and even less-publi-
cized, 75 students are successfully
operating a quarter of a million dol-
lar business institution.
Headed by Dan Huyett, '42, and
Associate Business Manager James
Collins, '42, the Daily business staff
annually takes in more than fifty
thousand dollars in advertising and
circulation sales. One of the biggest
businesses in Ann Arbor, its affairs
are under complete student manage-
ment and control.
Work on the Business Staff is
divided into three phases, all offer-
ing sound business training andprac-
tical advertising experience. First, at
Any eligible sophomore interest-
ed in Daily Business Staff train-
ing should see Dan Huyett next
Monday at 5 p.m. in the Student
Publications Building.
the very basis of the business staff,
are six departmental managers hand-
ling local advertising, service and
publications, national advertising,
contracts, circulation and classified
advertising, and accounts. Besides
these functions, the departmental
managers are in charge of the men's
sophomore service staff. Entrusted
with actual contact work in Ann
Arbor, this staff is open to all eligible
Women's advertising, which en-
compasses servicing and fashion
work, is under the direction of Lou
Carpenter, '42. Miss Carpenter's
staff is composed of four junior wo-
men and a sophomore group almost.
as large as the men's service staff.,
The two biggest campus style shows
are handled by this organization in
cooperation with the local merchants.
Correspondence and secretarial
work needed for The Daily's three
hundred-odd local and national ac-
counts are directed by Evelyn Wright,
'42, Women's Business Manager. Sev-
en junior women business assistants
are assigned 'to the departmental
managers along with 14 sophomore
business tryouts.
Handling of circulation is another
essential entrusted to the Women's
Business Staff. This work includes
selling subscriptions and mapping
the various carrier routes. Mail sub-
scribers and circulation problems are
also assigned to this department.
Practical work in stenography and
bookkeeping is another phase of this
staff's contribution. Any eligible
sophomore woman can try out.
German manufacturers of a Dies-
el-engined automobile are guaran-
teeing fuel supplies for five years.

No Field Band
To Be Present
At Spartan Tilt
Week's Practice Required
In Playing, Formations
Before Each Game
A pitch-pipe and a good book will
be recommended equipment for spec-
tators at the Michigan-Michigan
State game here this weekend-for
neither the University band nor the
State band will be on hand to pre-
sent their formations during the
half or play their respective fight
songs- after touchdowns.
Because of the fact that the game
will be played before the opening of
school, and that the bands require
at least a week of intensive drill be-
fore each game, it will be impossible
for them to appear bn the field at
the game.
Whether either one will play in
the stands or not is doubtful at pres-
ent, although Prof. William D. Re-
velli, director of the Michigan Band,
reports that his organization may
play from the stands.
Probably hardest hit by the band's
inactivity will be the band members
themselves, who last spring declared
themselves willing torreport to
school a week early 'in order to pre-
pare formations for this game.
Only advantage of the lay-off is
that it will give the band's forma-
tion committee more time to perfect
their drill for the Iowa game next
week.-But they'd just as soon take
less time and have a chance to fight
it out.with the State band here Sat-
ROTC Beckons
To Marksmen
The ROTC rifle team, third place
winners in the annual Hearst Tro-
phy matches last year, will meet for
the first time at 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 8, at ROTC Headquarters.
Four teams are contemplated for
the coming year during which the
group will fire in Big Ten and other
intercollegiate matches. The Hearst
Trophy matches, held every spring,
are participated in by ROTC units
of all classes throughout the coun-
Awards in the form of sweaters
with rifle team devices are presented
at the end of the year.
as your oven thermostat--
with a
A Light Meter tells you exactly
how much light you are getting
from your lamps and fixtures.
There is no charge for this service.
Call any Detroit Edison office.

Twenty-five years of outstanding
activity in the field of dramatics will
be celebrated by Play Production this
fall when the curtain rises November,
5 on the first play of its annual pro-
Play Production's history dates
from the presentation in 1916 of the
first public play under theauspices
of the Department of Speech. This
performance of Charles Rann Ken-I
nedy's "The Servant in the House" '
was presented in University Hall be-I
fore a set of curtains and without
special lighting effects or stage equip-I
ment. At that time, and until 1927,
curtains and staging were designed,
made and paid for by the class and
instructor in Play Production; for
this reason facilities for both the per-
formances and stagecraft were lim-
From 1892 to 1916, courses in
Shakespearean Reading and Inter-
pretative Reading constituted the
only work in both interpretation and
dramatics. Occasionally plays would
be presented informally in connection
with these courses, but it was not
until 1916 that Play Production was
The growth of interest in the stu-
dent productions was paralleled by
a corresponding expansion from a

single course in 1916 to six coiurses in
1922. and to eight in 1926, with more
than one hundred fifty students en-
rolled each semested. In 1927 the
scenic aspects of production were ex-!
tended, and with the removal of all
work in Play Production to the Mimes
Theatre in 1928 a more elaborate and
finished mounting of plays was un-
dertaken withebetter staging and
lighting facilities.
During these 25 years plays have
been presented not only in University
Hall and the Mimes Theatre (now
called the Laboratory Theatre) but
also in Sara Caswell Angell Hall, the
dance class room in Barbour Gym-
nasium. At the present time the pro-
gram is presented exclusively in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre of the
League. The Lab Theatre was con-
demned as a firetrap in 1932 so it is
now being used only for rehearsals
and experimental work.
This year five plays will be offered.
Although the bill has not yet been
decided upon, it is probable that one
Shakespearean play will be presented
in addition to the usual revivals of
old plays and presentations of cur-
rent New York hits. Four performan-
ces of each production will be given,
spaced about a month apart. The
season will close in the spring just
before the opening of the May Fest-
ival. All production work, even ush-
ering and ticket-taking, is done en-

Play Production'To Celebrate
Anniversary With 25th Season





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Engineers To Have
Y ariety Of Activity
14 Course Of Year
In addition to full schedules of
classes. University engineers can
look forward to a number of im-
portant other events to occupy their
time during the coming year.
Probably most important to the
College as a whole will be Engineer-
ing Open House, at which time the
labs, exhibits and departments in the
College will be thrown open to pub-
lic inspection. In past years the
visitors have run into the thousands.
In the social world the engineers
will again hold the annual Slide Rule
Ball, while members of speech soci-
ety Sigma Rho Tau look forward to
their annual Tung Oil Banquet, and
mechanical engineers will ready
themselves for the annual ASME
Roast dinner at which several facul-
ty members will be "put on the car-
tirely by students under the super-
vision of directors Valentine B. Windt
and William P. Halstead of the
speech department. Elimination try-
outs for parts in the plays are also
held undet their 'direction. Stage
sets are made by Robert Mellen-
camp's classes in stage design under
his guidance and Emma Hirsh will
again act as costumiere.



Business Manager
att, '42, the women's staff has its
own requirements for the writing
needed to maintain The 'Daily's
standards in the society and fashion
pages. Painstaking coverage is as
essential here as on page one, and
the Women's Editor of The Daily
is a full-ransing senior position.
The Daily, however, is much more
than an extra-curricular activity to
the men and women who serve it. Its
high standing in the Associated Col-
legiate Press and-the journalistic fra-
ternity Sigma Delta Chi have given
it a nation-wide reputation. - Daily
alumni are editing and writing for
newspapers throughout the country.
The rosters of the three main press
services and the foreign correspond-
ents' corps are also marked by U. of
M. men who received their initial
start under this masthead.
Students interested in photo
staff work are urged to attend
The Daily tryout meeting at 5 p.m.
Monday in the Student Pulica-'
tions Building.

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