Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 10, 1945 - Image 33

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1945-03-10

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


-So turdav. March 10, 195

i r

,,)a~.--A1V.IU r IT,-,t%, 3 9 , 1. .

Srhsrrlnv Mnrrh 10 1945 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Twenty-Nine

Lila Ditwater
Gives Advice
To Writers
Young Authors Get Critical
Analysis from Big Authority
The Daily brings you a .new
column by literary expert Lila
M. Ditwater. Miss Ditwater an-
swers the questions of young
writers. Below is printed some
of her recent correspondence.
Dear Miss Ditwater:
Iam writing a one act play.
Napoleon enters and sings a tele-
gram to Juliet who is sitting in an
apple tree. At the same time
Lincoln reads the Gettysburg Ad-
dress. An acrobat team then en- -
I ters on right, and four Russian
soldiers enter on left, singing Old
Man River in Akkadian. Three
children and a St. Bernard romp
around in the middle of the stage
as the play goes into the finale
with the entire cast singing Der
Fuehrer's Face.
Do you have any suggestions?
Angus Highfritz
Yes, you need more symbol-
ism. LMD.
Dear Miss Ditwater:
No one will publish my poetry.
All I get is rejection slips. Why
is this?
Below is a sample of my work.
Beer, beer
Beautiful beer .. .
Let me hear
Of beer, beer, beer,
Of beautiful, beautiful beer,
Of beautiful beer
Of beer, of beer
Of beautiful, beautiful beer.
Ann Q. Aquisis
Why don't you sleep it off and
then try writing prose? LMD.
Dear Miss Ditwater:
I am twenty years old. My
parents were killed when I was
three. I lived in an orphan asy-
lum until I was 12. Then I ran
away and six months later they
A put me in a home for JDs. I left
when I was fourteen and married
a Nazi agent. I won a million dol-
lars in a horse race, but lost it
when my husband and I left in
a slight hurry for South America.
I am now working nights to sup-
port my five children. Do you
think I ought to write my auto-
Anna Schultz
You could try it. It might
take your mind off your trou-
bles. LMD.
Dxar Miss Ditwatxr:
You know whxrx I can purchasx
a typxwritxr? As you can sxx, I
havx troublx with thx onx I now
havx. No onx has bxxn ablx to
rxpair it for mx, and I nxxd it
vxry much, as I can't finish my
latxst manuscript without it.
Thanking you in advancx, I rx-
Yours sincxrxly,
Xlizabxth Xvxrmorx
My advicx to you is kxxp it.
Now you havx an xxcusx for
mistakxs in spxlling. LMD
'M' Faggettes
Are Verboten
Due indirectly to the shortage
of cigarettes, Angell Hall smoking
room will be closed for the semes-

A student, J. Q. Martinizuetz,
who recently walked in with half
a pack of fags was mobbed and
is now in University Hospital.
"No butts about it," said Dean
Bursley. "This type of thing can-
not be allowed at Michigan. Here-
after bags with fags are requested
not to smoke on campus."
I'd rather fiunk my Wasserman
Than read a poem by Edgar Jest!

The pause that refreshes

e r v e-ric

-a s$o fighting men do!
The men who are fighting (and dying)
for us on far battlefields can't quit now
and start looking for post-war posi-
tions! The very least we can do is to
keep at our essential war jobs, hammer-
and-tongs, until Hitler's cruel machine
is smashed, and the Rising Sun is sunk
for keeps. Don't let our fighters down!
ee merica Later

- if you help win Victory!
< ' This America of ours is a vast treasure
y /y,-land of beauty, whose riches are best
and most intimately explored by high-
, way. With fine new Super-Coaches,
new comfort features, new carefree
tours, Greyhound will re-introduce
Americans to the land they love -
when Victory comes.
GREYHOUND TERMINAL -- 116 West Huron Street - Phone 2-5511

Back to Top

© 2022 Regents of the University of Michigan