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ACTIVITIES
SUPPLEMENT

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ACTIVITIES
SUPPLEMENT

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1942

Daily Issues Call
For Prospective
Staff Members
Freshmen Interested In Newspaper Work
Are Invited To Try Out For Positions
With Country's Best Campus Paper
Holding first place in the memories of college life treasured by thou-
sands of Michigan Alumni is The Michigan Daily-as a fine service to some,
as an invaluable experience to others.
For more than 50 years this fine organization, operated entirely by'
students, has served the University community. Known affectionally as
The Daily, it has practically become a household word among University
students.
The Daily is open to all eligible second semester freshmen and sopho-
mores. Both men and women may participate. There are two branches of
activity on The Daily; editorial and business. The editorial staff consists of
the editorial branch proper and the women's and sports divisions. The
business staff includes the men's

'Daily'

Business Staff

Offers RealTraining

Campus Activity Leaders
Will Welcome Freshman
Class At Smoker Today

Positions For Eligible Freshmen
Open In Advertising, Fashion

And Sophomores
Departments

.

business staff and a women's division.
The editorial branch itself is made
up by both men and women. Local
and campus news stories, features
sand editorials are written by the
members of this staff. During norm-
al times, the majority of its mem-
bers are men although many women
have participated. With the advent
of war the opportunities for women
have immeasurably increased.
Ambitious second semester fresh-
men or sophomores may start their
Daily careers as "edit" staff tryouts.
Their work as tryouts includes cov-
ering beats, writing editorials and
spending one night a week on night
desk writing headlines and reading
proof. A preliminary course of in-1
struction in newspaper mechanics
and writing techniques is given all;
the tryouts.
After Completion
After completion of his or her
sophomore year, the tryout is eligible
for one of the 12 positions as junior
night editor. These are salaried posi-
tions. Each junior is night editor once
every other week and assistant the
alternate week."
Many students have learned to
shoulder responsibility better and
make difficult decisions independ-
ently through their experience as
night editors. News judgment, know-
ledge of make-up technique and abil-
ity to cope with unforseen develop-
ments are all required of the compe-
tent and successful night editor.
Six. of the 12Junior editors re-
ceive appointments to the senior
staff of The Daily. Present manag-
ing editor is smile Geld, '42. David
Lachenbruch, '42, is city editor while
Alvin Dann, '42, is editorial director.
Serving as associate editor is Jay
McCormick, '42.
The Daily started its career as a
four-page sheet in 1890. It was the
product of a small group of students
working in a local print shop. Since
its founding The Daily has grown'
to a staff of more than 75 students.
It offers participants an opportunity
to meet men and women from all
sections of the country, expressing
widely divergent view points on cur-
rent affairs, and to obtain a practical{
education that may provide one a
job in later life.
Daily Rates High
The Daily is now rated as the na-
tion's leading University journal. Of-
ten labeled "the New York Times"
of college journalism, it has won the
coveted Pacemaker Award seven
times and has received first place
awards in editorial, news and sports
writing from Sigma Delta Chi, na-
tional professional journalistic fra-
ternity.
Greatest pride of The Daily is the
record of its distinguished alumni.
These men have given it a reputa-
tion as one of the best developers of
good journalists. Many a former
Daily "man" is now writing for one
of the three great news gathering
agencies or serving with a nation-
ally-known metropolitan newspaper.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Seeks Good Students
Freshman women who attain a 3.47
scholastic average during their first
semester or during their first -and
second semesters combined are hon-
ored in April of each year by Alpha
Lambda Delta honor society.
Those who have raised their aver-
age during their second semester on
campus and fulfill the alternate re-
quirement are initiated shortly after
the advent of the second semester.
Symbol of Alpha Lambda Delta is a
.small gold pin in the shape of a
candle.

'Glee Club .Is
Popular Male
Organization
An indispensible center of campus
activity is found in the Varsity Glee
Club. In formal concert or as part
of nearly every entertainment pro-
gram, this group of male singers may
be found equally at ease.
One of the oldest college glee clubs
from the point of continuous exist-
ence, the organization attracts the
best voices of the student body and is
always ready to cooperate with its
services whenever they are needed.
Conductor of the Glee Club is Prof.
David Mattern of the School of Mu-
sic. Although the group is self-gov-
erning in matters of organization,
program and finances, Professor
Mattern serves as a counselor when
new problems arise.
About 40 members comprise the
personnel of the organization. The
members are recruited from the
freshman glee club, the preliminary
organization for the Varsity Glee
Club.
The repertoire is varied in such a
way that almost any type of program
may be presented. Classical vocal
works, old favorites and traditional
college songs are all included. A fea-
ture that has always been popular
with audiences is a medley of Michi-
gan songs.
Numerous out-of-town appear-
ances are found on the calendar of
the Glee Club. Formal concerts in
many Michigan cities are given
throughout the year, and in past
years an extensive concert tour has
been made during spring vacation.
The first formal appearance of the
present season took place last month
in Grosse Pointe.
Highlights of the year's activities
are the annual fall and spring ser-
enades. The Glee Club visits every
girls' dormitory and sorority on cam-
pus during the course of the year,
singing for the benefit of the female
occupants. Each serenade is divided
into two parts, making a total oft
four evenings devoted to the enter-
tainment of the coeds.
In addition, the group lends its
services to many programs given in
Ann Arbor during the year. Little-
known to the general student body
are the numerous appearances of the
Glee Club at conferences and ban-
quets held by outside organizations
at Ann Arbor.

Do you want some sound business
training and practical advertising
experience and at the same time to
have a lot of fun?
If so, The Michigan Daily business
staff is the place for you. An educa-
tion in itself, the business staff is a
study in worthwhile experience. Al-
though never highly publicized nor
given by-lines, it Is the real backbone
of The Daily.
Faced with the problem of main-
taining a modern newspaper plant,
the business staff annually takes in
more than fifty thousand dollars in
advertising from the local merchants
and in circulation sales. Easily one
of the largest businesses in the city,
it is under complete student man-
agement.
Dan Huyett, '42, is business man-
ager. Assistant business manager is
James Collins, '42. The staff centers
around the six departmentalman-
agers in charge of local advertising,
service and publications, national ad-
vertising, contracts, circulation and
classified advertising and accounts.
These offices are filled by juniors
who have served one year on the
staff. They are also in charge of
the sophomore business staff which
makes the actual contacts with ad-
vertisers in Ann Arbor. Eligible fresh-
'Garg' Offers
Activity To All
Good Writers
Campus Humor Magazine
Has Places For Artists
And ArtPhotographers
Students with any aspirations of
polishing the mirror reflecting the
campus are urged to direct their ef-
forts toward editorial work on the
Gargoyle, Michigan's magazine of
campus life.,
Since "Garg" has set as its goal
the presentation of every side of
University life, students will find
that in this work they will have op-
portunities to show their talents
along many and varied lines. Hu-
mor, of course, ranks high in the
magazine's content, but besides this
Gargoyle has attempted to portray
the more serious aspects of the col-
lege years through numerous articles
and feature photo pages.
Prerequisites for editorial staff
membership include better than av-
erage proficiency in writing, art work
or photography. Any scholastically
eligible student of second semester
standing or better is invited to try
out.
Heading the staff this year as edi-
tor-in-chief is Chandler Simonds,
'42, who was selected last spring by
the Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications. Other members of the up-
per staff, including a women's editor,
several junior editors and photogra-
phers, are each year appointed by
the editor. Members of the junior
and senior staffs are paid.
Not to be forgotten in the Gargoyle
setup is the business staff, led by
Ralph Mitchell, '42, business man-
ager. Eligible students who try out
for the business or advertising end of
magazine publication are assured of
valuable experience in the vital task
of balancing the books.

men and sophomores may try out for
the sophomore staff.
Servicing and fashion work is
handled by the women's advertising
staff under the direction of Lou
Carpenter, '42. Miss Carpenter is as-
sisted by four juniors and a sopho-
more tryout group. The staff super-
vises the two largest campus style
shows. Correspondence, secretarial
work and circulation are open to all
eligible freshmen and sophomores
through the women's business staff.
Sophomore tryouts are directed by
the juniors on the staff and women's
business manager, Evelyn Wright, '42.
Women's Page
Posts Opened
T0 New Coeds
Fine Journalistic Practice,
Training In Newswriting
Offered To Freshmen
Valuable journalistic experience is
offered eligible sophomore and second
semester freshman women who try
out on the women's staff of The
Daily. No experience is required, and
those interested are invited to attend
announced tryout meetings in the
Student Publications Building.
Upon the shoulders of the women's
staff falls the responsibility of writ-
ing, editing and making up the one
or two pages that daily are devoted
to women's activities-League stories,
news of foreign students, fashion.
notes, social advances and covers
and information on chapter houses
and the various women's organiza-
tions on campus. Especially stressed
on the women's staff is the writing
of features on any subject which
would be of interest to women read-
ers. This gives the students a chance
both to show their ingenuity and to
follow activities in which they are
especially interested.
Besides being a training ground
for future newspaper work, the
women's staff of The Daily gives
experience valuable in later magaz-
ine writing. One of last year's jun-
ior editors, Jeanne Crump, '42, was
selected to aid in editing the 1941
college issue of Mademoiselle.
Meetings are held once a week, but
staff members must come up to The
Daily every day to check on assign-
ments. As with other staffs, those
showing interest and ability are re-
warded with junior, and finally sen-
ior positions all with pay.
Senate Is U'
Poltical Body

An Explanation
With this activities supplement
The Daily and the Union welcome
the newly eligible freshmen to the
extra-curricular activities on the
University campus. At the smoker
tonight the various campus activ-
ities will be explained to the class
of '45.
There are more than 100 differ-
ent activities open to interested stu-
dents. They range all the way from
membership in a classical language
society to working on a daily news-
paper.
Undoubtedly, campus activities
play an important role in Univer-
sity life. They should form as
much a part of one's college career
as academic work itself. To the
student participating in a campus
activity go the benefits of newly-
found associations and of practical
experience that will be of value in
later life.
While it might appear at first
glance that extra-curricular active
ities had no place in the University's
war program, there is a definite need
for them. Publications serve their
purpose and some clubs provide
training useful even in wartime. Re.
laxation and recreation are not in-
significate benefits.
Let's have everybody get into
something this year. See you in
the 'Ensian.
Faculty 'Roast'
Is Renowned
ASMEEvent
The "Spoofuncup" awarded to
the engineering faculty member who
can take the greatest "roasting," is
the best known ASME activity, but
through meetings sponsored by the
society, students hear talks by tech-
nical men on mechanical engineering
subjects.
Meetings are held twice a month
and seek to acquaint members with
the practical side of the engineering
field. Contact with members of the
faculty is one of the organization's
purposes.
A membership fee is charged,
which includes a subscription to "Me-
chanical Engineering" and a mem-
bership pin.
The annual ASME Roast is one of
the outstanding events of the year in
the College of Engineering and it is
at this time thfit the "Spoofun Cup"
is given to the most "deserving" pro-
fessor.
Students in mechanical engineer-
ing or allied fields are eligible for
membership. The campus group is
a student branch of the national
American Society of Mechanical En-
gineers.

Members Will Describe Organizations'
Programs In Short Talks; Clubs
To Have Information Booths
Eleven campus leaders will explain activity life on the Michigan campus
to eligible freshmen at the Union's Annual Activities Smoker at 7:45 p.m.
today in the main ballroom of the Union.
Designed to acquaint the freshmen with the various clubs and activities,
the program of the smoker will feature short talks by members of the
many organizations participating in it. Opportunity is provided for secur-
ing information directly from the officers and members of the different ac-
tivities who will be located in the organization booths throughout the
smoker.
Speakers are limited to three minutes each. The speeches will be fol-
lowed by movies of the Michigauma initiation and explanations of this and
other campus honor societies. Students may then circulate among the
booths of the various represented organizations.
Representing the Union at the smoker will be Jack Grady, secretary,'42.

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Don Stevenson, '42, will explain the I
Mimes Group
Gives Yearly,
'PonyOpera'
Mimes is the guardian of the
Mimes Union pony opera, but it isn't
the kind of organization that you
can join now that you've become eli-
gible for activities.
Created in 1912 when the all-male
operas were at their height, Mimes
is an honorary society and only those
students who had indicated ability
in some branch of Opera activity
were considered for membership.
Mimes is the glory that comes af-
ter the curtain rings down on the
last act, a reward for outstanding
work in some Opera field from stage-
hand carpentry to singing the hit
tunes under the spotlight.
To Mimes, with its 30 members, is
entrusted the job of preserving the
Opera tradition which hit an all-
time high in 1923 with the produc-
tion of "Cotton Stockings," which
grossed almost $100,000 and set the
record of income for an amateur
production at New York City's Met-
ropolitan Opera House.
Men of Mimes work all year long
although the fruits of their efforts
are on display for only five or six
nights in the first weeks of Decem-
ber. In the fall when plans for the
production of the student-written
script are under way the call goes out
for vocalists, dancers, gag men, and
students with any experience in stage
work, lighting, costuming, finance
and publicity. A student work from
start to finish, Mimes offers oppor-
tunities to men students in almost
every field of activity.
The entrance to Mimes is through
activity in the Union Opera, and the
call will probably be going out for
scripts before the end of this semes-
ter. Bob Titus, '42, is president of
Mimes and Jim Gormsen, '42, was
general chairman of this year's show,
"Full House."

nterfraternity Council. Speaking for
e The Daily will be Emile Gee, '42,
managing editor, and Dan Huyett
'42, business manager.
Other speakers for the evening fol-
low: Al Owens, '42, business mana-
ger of the Michiganenslan; Ralph
Mitchell, '42, business manager of
Gargoyle; the Technic's Burr French,
'42; Norton Norris, '43, of Congress,
independent men's organization; Bob
Titus, '42, for Mimes; Stew Park, '42,
for the Varsity Band; Cary Landis,
'42, for the Men's Glee Club, and
Bunny Crawford, '44, for the Pep
Club.
Groups represented at the Smoker
but without speakers are the Student
Religious Association, the Freshman
Glee Club, Alpha Phi Omega and
Delta Sigma Rho. .
All second semester freshmen who
earned a "C" average plus one grade
of "B" or better in their first semes-
ter of work here are eligible for any
activity. Transfer students holding
a rank above that of freshman may
be granted eligibility for activities In
their first semester of resid nce, .
Sports Staff
SeeksTryouts
All Eligible Students May
Apply ForPositions
Sports enthusiasts who think they
can put their enthusiasm into writ-
ing are welcome to try out for the
sports staff of The Daily.
Working on the same class sys-
tem as the other staffs of The Daily,
the sports staff is headed by Hal
Wilson (you've seen his picture),
'42. Eligible freshmen and sopho-
mores may work on the tryout staff.
They are given a chance to write
special features and as their ability
improves may be asked to cover some
actual University sports contests.
They are also required to work on
night desk at least one night during
the week. Contrary to what probably
is the popular student opinion, The
Daily sports staff is not limited to
men. There have several women
sports writers during The Daily's
history. This year a glamorous blond,
JoAnn Peterson, '44, is a member of
the sophomore staff.
The sports staff should attract any
students who wish to try their hand
at original, colorful writing. It may
give them a start on a potential pro-
fessional career as a sports writer.
Tryouts are eligible after a year of
preliminary service for a post as a
Junior sports night editor. After com-
pletion of the junior year the sports
editor is selected from this staff by
the managing editor of The Daily.
Panhellenic Rules
Sorority_'Rushing'
Decisions on rushing rules and
sorority policies are - made by Pan-
hellenic Association, national organ-
ization of sorority women.
Presiding over the group's bi-week-
ly meetings in the League are mem-
bers of the executive committee in-
cluding Patricia Hadley, '42, presi-
dent; Lois Basse, '42, rushing chair
man; Rosalie Smith, '42, treasurer
and Anna Jean Williams, '42, social
chairman. The elective board is made
up of representatives from all soror-
ities on campus, two from each chap-
ter house.
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Thirty
ToI

Members Elected
Full Year Terms

'Ensian Covers Campus Activities:
Newcomers On Yearbook Staff
May Choose One Of Many Jobs

Experience in long range publish-
ing is one of the principal claims
that the Michiganensian, the official
yearbook of the 'University, has to
fame in the world of extra-curricular
activities.
Under the direction of managing
editor Gerald Hewitt, '42, the 1942
'Ensian is nearing the end of it jour-
ney from pen to printer. But immed-
iately upon completion of this volume
its successor will come into its own
in the hands of a new staff comprised
of a managing editor, women's edi-
tor, art editor, layout editor, pho-
tographers and a number of junior
editors.
Thus, students who try out this
semester for the ''Ensian will have
the benefits both of witnessing the
form of the nearly completed 1942
book and of helping plan the new
publication for next year. They will
have some idea of all the stages the

their ability and interest in report-
ing, layout,. feature building, pro-
duction work, publicity, management
and organization and in clerical
work. Junior positions, all paid, are
given on the basis of records in these
fields, and senior paid positions are
in turn the reward of a junior job
well done.
The art and layout editors, whose
task is to produce all of the art work
and to advise the junior editors on
layouts, are appointed by the man-
aging editor.
For camera fiends the position of
photographer, of whom the 'Ehsian
retains several, is an attractive prop-
osition. On these members of the
staff falls the responsibility of ob-
taining all of the pictures in the
book, the subject being determined
by editors of the various sections.
Although these positions are all paid,
m. p ,. arann n omrn +o nnhnmnrPC

Only all-campus representative
body in the University, the Student
Senate offers an opportunity to make
yourself heard In Michigan's inner
circles.
Thirty student senators, elected on
a semi-annual basis to one-year
terms, are granted the power of ini-
tiating legislation towards improved
student conditions.
Past activities of the Senate in-
clude the annual Winter and Spring
Parleys and a continual campaign
for increased scholarship aid to
needy students. The Senate has also
been instrumental in such work as
investigating library lighting condi-
tions and conducting a survey of stu-
dent workers' hours and wages.
With the next election scheduled
for May, the Senate is now officered
by President Bob Krause, '43BAd,
with Jack Edmonson, '42, as vice-
president and Martha Kinsey, '44,
filling the position of secretary.
The Senate holds its meetings on
a bi-monthly schedule and every
member of the student body is in-
vited to attend. Suggestions for
needed legislation will be accepted
by any senator.
At present the Senate is still ad-
justing party lines and shifted pow-
ers after December's election which
saw a slight relaxation of the Michi-
gan Party's control over its policies.
Bill Sawyer Directs
Women's Glee Club
With programs ranging from con-
certs to singing before the soldiers at
Camp Custer, the Girls' Glee Club
m iavs n a n-asnhn thrnihn+ +he

For independent men only, Con-
gress offers a comprehensive pro-
gram of activity that enables all men
not affiliated with a fraternity to get
into the many phases of campus life
that are necessary for the develop-
ment of character and initiative-
qualities essential to the "after life"
of the community.
Under the leadership of Richard
Shuey, '42, Congress has instituted
several committees to integrate the
work coming before the organization.
The committees are divided into the
following classification: social, stu-
dent welfare, personnel, sports, schol-
arship and organization.
Any eligible male who is at least
a second-semester freshman and who
is not connected with a fraternity is
eligible to try out for Congress. This
includes men living in dormitories,
rooming houses and cooperatives.
The time required for services is
relative, depending entirely upon the
number of activities the particular
committee in charge is allowed and
MaRn in t +hemannAr in which the

No Pension Here:
Independent Men Are Offered
varied Program By Congress

committeerchairman with the aid of
his secretary.
Special aptitude is recognized by
the executive committee and is im-
mediately turned into promotion.
The heads of the various committees
are all veterankmembers who have
risen in the ranks.
Congress is active throughout the
year-forms a policy with regard to
campus issues, sponsors an annual
dance and sees that its members ob-
tain a reduction in cleaning and
pressing. The sports committee
formulates an intensive intramural
program which is important from
the sans mens in sano corpore stand-
point.
Membership cards are presented
at the beginning of the semester to
all independents. These enable mem-
bers to discounts on such items as
laundry, dry cleaning and shoe re-
pairing, besides certifying member-
ship in the largest organization on
campus.
The personnel committee then

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