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SUNAY 'Makt ", 945 [TillR Mi It IIiGA N DAILY

PA&E F.~VI~

GRANDDADDY DAILY:
Jewelry, Odorless Oil,
Rugby Make Front Page

By PHIL ELKUS
Sixty-five years ago, in a small
printing shop on Main Street, the first
Michigan Daily went to press.
The front page was covered with a
reasonable facsimile of the present
DOB, two jewelry ads, and a sport
story on "Our Rugby Team" telling
how the "U" football team was prac-
ticing daily with its "invincible V
formation." The paper itself, which
Betty Coed, Joe
College of 1945
Are Healthier
Average Freshman Is
Taller, Heavier, Older
By DORIS WEST
Taller, heavier, and slightly young-
er than his predecessor of 25 years
ago is the average Freshman who en-
rolled in the University of Michigan
this year.
Although girls attending the Uni-
versity in 1919 did less smoking and
drinking than do coeds of 1945, they
then averaged only about five feet
three inches in height, according to
records at the University Health Ser-
vice. Today's average coed stands
five feet four inches in her bobby
socks. The average man on campus
has risen in height from about five
feet seven inches to five feet nine
inches in the last 25 years.
As for weight, today's typical coed.
who loves her hot fudge sundaes, tips
the scales at a solid 123.5 pounds
while her forerunner of 1919 usec
to cut down on chocolate sodas i
the scales passed the average 11
pound mark. Today's average man-
about-campus begins to decrease hi
jitter-bugging if his weight falls be.
low the average of 148.8 pounds, whilE
1919's average male student kept hi
weight down to around 134 pounds by
shooting billiards at Huston's ane
dancing at Grangers.
More of the students of today
have the rosy cheeks, sparkling
teeth, and other features character-
istic of good general health, Health
Service records indicate, than in
1919. Actually, however, accord-
ing to their personal histories, more
of the students of today wear glas-
ses, have allergies, diabetes, vac-
cinations, appendix operations, and
tonsils out.
More time is spent by students of
1945 resting in the Health Service
Infirmary recovering from fractured
bones, ringworm, and glandular fever
than by their predecessors of 25 years
ago.. Tuberculosis, venereal disease,
and deaths among students have de-
creased.
Although the average student of to-
day appears less nervous than the
typical student of 1919, today's coeds
probably do more fingernail biting,
for the tendency to worry is increas-
ing among women on campus, and
decreasing among men.
According to observations of
those who have been on campus for
the last 25 years, there is now more
restraint in after-game celebra-
tions and in hazing than in 1919.
There is also less canoeing and
church-going, and relations be-
tween the boys and girls on campus
have become much freer.

was 8/2 by 111/2 inches in size, or
about one fourth the size of the pres-
ent Daily, was published on Sept. 29,
1890, in the printing shop of Samuel
W. Beakes.
On the mast-head was printed "U.
of M. Daily" in large, bold letters
with a picture of an ancient lamp of
knowledge between the U. of M.
and Daily.
Competing Journals Ousted
Prior to the fall of 1890, the weekly
news on campus was reported by the
"Chronicle" and "Argonaut" which
were two sets of weekly journals pub-
ished by competing fraternities. Both
ournals were losing ground, when in
the spring of 1890, a number of stu-
lents decided that the University
needed a real journal. At first, they
decided to print a weekly to be called
"University of Michigan Indepen-
lent." Then after considering a
emi-weekly, they finally decided to
ublish .a daily to be called "U. of
A. Daily." The summer of 1890 was
devoted to finding advertisers in what
was still a non-existent paper, and a
publisher for a paper which had no
capital.
After some hesitation, but with
;onfidence, the original staff, includ-
ng Justice Henry M. Butzel and
Harry D. Jewell, published the first
Vichigan Daily on Monday, Sept. 29,
890. They had to obtain advertise-
mnents and subscriptions by personal
solicitation and distribute the paper
after having gathered the news, do-
ng the composition, making up the
paper and reading proofs.
ime Tables, Odorless Oil
Paying advertisements were not
easy for the first staff to secure. With
utomobiles, loafers, vitamins, two-
)iece bathing suits and cokes still
inknown, the ads broadcast the merits
>f jewelry, clothing, students' books
and supplies, and musical instru-
nents. Two of the railroads adver-
Aised their time tables, and a local
nerchant advertised his "Red Star
)il-unequalled, burns without odor
)r cleaning of the wick and gives a
lear white light-For only 10 cents
a gallon delivered." Still another was
"Baths ten cents at the Post Office
Barber Shop.
First Extra
The first extra was issued on Oct.
11, 1890, after the U. of M.-Albion
;ame. Other extras followed all foot-
iall games. The first big news break
ghat the Daily covered was a battle
>n Nov. 13, 1890 between a company
,f State Militia (out serenading a
iewly married member, with volleys
:f blank cartridges) and students.
One student was killed as a result
>f the militia's attack with clubbed
muskets. Eight soldiers were arrest-
ed, but for lack of evidence the case
was dismissed.
And from this beginning the Daily,
which was first published in the hope
of reporting purely campus informa-
tion, has become, through the years,
a metropolitan paper in a college
town.
Tell It to the Marines .. .
Two girls were talking animatedly
as they rushed across campus. When
the girls rounded a group of saun-
tering Marines in their path, one of
them unthinkingly commented,
"These Marines are too slow." There
was a second of silence, and then one
startled leatherneck said, "Now I've
heard everything."

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Even if we don't have the pleasure of knowing her per-
sonally . .. you can he sure we have her best interests
at heart. So choose from these and many other sug-
gestions for the gift you will send along with your love
and appreciation to mnark HER day ... SUNDAY, MAY
13TH!

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SAY BEST WISHES on Mother's Day with a novel clear-glass
swan pan-holder, complete with trailing ivy and mirror under-
liner from the University Drug Store.
Other suggestions: STATIONERY, KNICK-KNACKS of
all sorts, and COSMETIC SETS.

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yesterday's concert, recorded by your favorite artists,
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