- THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1947
EVERYTHING JVE KNOW:'
PastPresent History of 'Ensian Told
By CRAIG WILSON
Michiganensium is not a mis-
spelling-its the original spelling
After much controversy back in
1896, President Angell suggested
that the name of the newly-organ-
'ized yearbook be "for Michigan"
in Latin. This turned out to be
"Michiganensium" and a bit
awkward to pronounce.
Changing the "iu" to "ia" satis-
fied all parties and the first Mich-
iganensian was published the fol-
lowing year, 1897.
The first issue was edited by a
staff of four independent students,
four fraternity men and four law
students in order to give represen-
tation to all three annual publica-
tions that preceded the 'Ensian.
The Castalian was published by
the independent members of the
senior class of the literary and
engineering schools. It derived its
name from a spring,, which was
supposed to symbolize purity,
brightness and inspiration.
The Palladium represented the
fraternities and sororities on cam-
pus and was outstanding for the
pen and ink sketches of each fra-
ternal organization's crest that it
printed with group pictures each
Of the three publications, Res
Gestae, put out by the seniors of
the law school, had the great
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honor of first suggesting a merger
of the three annuals. They edi-
torialized on the value of ending
the strife between the three books
and President Angell lent his sup-
Volume One Cheap
Volume one of the 'Ensian sold
for one dollar, which was inex-
pensive, if nothing else. The prob-
lems of production were great in
1897 and the yearbook was not a
success, although the student body
favored the one book idea.
Inexperience, poor cover .de-
signs and poor printing were hur-
dles to be leaped. These obstacles
were gradually overcome and pop-
ularity continued to grow each
Although a recent search of past
records reveals that the past
members of 'Ensian staffs have
not distinguished themselves as
Presidents and Congressmen, their
work on the yearbook has been
a starting point for many careers
in journalism, magazine work and
The senior staff for 1947-48 is:
Buck Dawson, managing editor;
Jean Kodish, associate editor; Ro-
zann Radliff, associate editor.
The Junior Stiff
The yearbook's junior staff in-
cludes: Muriel Green, schools and
colleges; Ruth Fairbank, senior
pictures; Virginia Beabes, organi-
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zations; Mary Ann Brice, house
groups; Elaine Wilets, features;
Everitt Ellin, sports; Stan Lipsey,
photography; Nancy Considine
Other junior staff members are
Marion Carleton, design; Dorothy
Hart, advertising; Al Grossman,
sales manager; Elinor Abrahmson,
accounts manager; Edith Worts-
man ,distribution manager; Bill
Graham, circulation manager,
Geraldine London , advertising
manager; Joan Kampmeier, con-
The staff included four "dollar
a year" men, according to Daw-
son. They are Phil McLean, Barry
McCabe, George' Spaulding and
'Ensian 'Leer' Revived
National magazines will feel the
satirical wrath of LEER Magazine,
product of Michiganensian hu-
morists, in the 1948 yearbook.
LEER, a regular feature of pre-
war 'Ensians, will be in its familiar
spot at the back of the volume,
making fun at large-circulation
magazines, down to the smallest
detail. As in former years, the
current LEER consists of every
item the editors could find no ex-
cuse to put somewhere else.
Written as feature "stories,"
with an abundance of pictures,
LEER will cover the sorority house
plaques mystery, lampoons of
campus "wheels" and other sub-
With grim exactness and wag-
gishhdetail, LEER copies Letters
to the Editor, Speaking of Pic-
tures and LEER goes to a party.
"Behind the idea of LEER is the
scheme of eliminating "dead"
pages of advertising. Like a pop-
ular magazine, some column of
LEER will be devoted to ads-in
the proper proportion," Buck
Dawson, 'Ensian managing editor,
'Ensian Debut ...
The 1948 Michiganensian will
come out May 15-as punctual as
a professor to an 8 a.m. class-,
Buck Dawson, 'Ensian managing
Distribution of the book will fol-
low at the earliest possible date,
according to Dawson. There will
be no waiting until summer va-
cation for yearbooks, as has hap-
pened many past years.
"For the second time in 'Ensian
history, the book's editorial work
is up to schedule with many pages
off to the printer already," he
said. "We expect to meet all the
remaining editorial deadlines with
Delays in the delivery of past
yearbooks resulted from failure to
meet production deadlines, except
on the 1947 book, which was de-
layed because of "printing diffi-
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mittees. on which rested the basis
for Legislature action, formed too
large and, loose a structure of in-
efficiently supervised. overlapping
groups. The day-to-clay drudgery1
of student government was car-
ried on by a few members while
the majority let work slide in-
completed or not begun.
Finally, in a meeting early this
Fall, a new sweeping reorganiza-
tion reduced the number of com-
mittees, to six. The plan. initiated
by present Legislature President
Harvey Weisberg, set up commit-
tees on social service, culture and
education, social events, varsity
affairs and matters concerning
the National Student Association.
Aimed basically at better coor-
dinating campus events, the new
set-up was explained as a move to
increase efficiency, center respon-
sibility,. 'permit greater exercise of
Legislature powers and providet
better supervision by the cabinet.
At a corollary to the plan, Weis-
berg also initiated action requir-
ing written reports from commit-
tee chairmen at each regular Leg-
islature meeting, a further means
of keeping work on an active basis.
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bershop said that business re-
mained as usual, but several cus-
barbershops in Ann Arbor report-
ed that business was good, but
that there had been no sudden
Some customers patronizing
picketed barbershops after pick-
eting had ceased said they would
not have violated the boycott if
they had been aware of it. Others
declared that they would have
Prof. Preston W. Slosson, chair-
man of the history department,
commented. "The state law of
Michigan seems to settle the bar-
bershop question while it stands
on the statute books. Who will say
that the law should not be obeyed
Roosevelt Ward, one of the pick-
ets, declared, "I am picketing be-
cause I believe in that idealistic
thing that they call democracy;,
and it's not enough to just talk:
we must work to get it."
The proprietor of one of the
barbershops being picketed said
that the picketing did not disturb
him, but that several of his cus-
tomers had expressed annoyance
at the students' attempt to dictate
Betty Manning, 'Ensian tryout, and Virginia Beabes, 'Ensian organizations editor, appear pleased
with the plans for the 1948 yearbook, as explained by Buck Dawson, 'Ensian managing editor. The
pictures they are discussing will be used in the new 'Ensian to achieve the "novel" arrangement
of pictures and sections in logical sequence, according to Dawson. Work on the new 'Ensian is up to
schedule, and the date of distribution has been set for May 15.
READS LIKE A NOVEL:
'Ensian Promises To Set
New Style, Layout Precedent.
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The 1948 Michiganensiah will
"read like a novel."
Old methods of layout and de-
sign have been completely scrap-
ped, in favor of a new form that
will make allkthe features of the
new yearbook hang together as
integral parts of astory plot, ac-
cording to Buck Dawson, 'Ensian
No Longer Separate Schools
Rigid breakdown into separate
schools, accompanied by pictures
of the buildings, faculty and sen-
iors of each has gone out the
window. The new Ensian will
work from the ground up, cover-
ing each detail in logical order,
"Working from the ground up,"
the yearbook will start with cam-
pus scenics, following the intro-
What Makes Us Click?
"What makes the University
click," will be the general theme
of the schools and administration
section and include sketches and
pictures of each school and col-
Broken down to components,
the yearbook feature section will
cover "Fifty Years at Michigan,"
followed by "This Year at Michi-
gan," broken down to each month.
Rose Bowl Pictures
Prime inspiration of the 1948
'Ensian is the Rose Bowl-bound
Wolverines. Hundreds of pictures
will show the Maize and Blue in
All senior pictures will appear
alphabetically in one group fol-
lowed by activties, organizations,
social groups, house groups, Wil-
low Village section and the satire
Forthcoming 'Ensian To
Appear in Black-Face
The 1948 Michiganensian is
bound to be a success, if the cover
is any indication.
The leatherette fabricord cover
will be in black elephant grain,
emblazoned with the University
seal in gold, according to Art
Mancl, 'Ensign are editor.
"Ten years from now, the cover
should look just as good," Mancl
said, "as long as it doesn't get run
over by a truck."
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Engravings from Old
CopiesTo Be Feature
Engravings taken from Michi-
ganensians over the last half
century will be used in the 1948
yearbook to show how long skirts
became shorter, and shorter, and
shorter - and long again.,
"Fifty Years at Michigan" will
be the title of the 15 page section,
according to Elaine Wilets, En-
sian feature section editor.
The panorama will include cov-
erage of student operas at their
best, old-time freshmen hazings
and many candid snaps that are
still on the Ensian "secret" list.
All engravings from past En-
sians are sent to the "Michigan
Alumnus" in Alumni Memorial
Hall for storage and future use.
Old pictures from the Enlsian,
Technic, Hospital Bulletin and
other campus publications from
as far back as 1898 are included
in the collection.
The entire assortment of en-
gravings and photographs, valued
at $100,000 consists of approxi-
mately 20,000 items, according to
Sue Vogt, assistant editor of the
Cabinets Hold Collection
Fourteen cabinets located in the
basement of Alumni Hall contain
the collection. Each cabinet is
almost seven feet high and is fit-
ted with flat tray-lik crawers
on which the copper half-tone
plates are laid.
Odd sizes often are headaches.
One engraving 12x18 inches is
too large for the cabinet arrange-
ment and small ones like the Uni-
versity seal are three-quarters of
an inch square and easily lost.
Wednesday Is Last Day
For Yearbook Business
The 'Ensian Business office will
be open from 2 to 5 p.m. daily,
except Saturdays and Sundays,
for students to "complete all year-
book business," Barbara Gray, 'En-
sian business manager announced
Office and Portable Models
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GENE MILNER at the Mike
SATURDAY, DEC. 6 - 7:55 P.M.
WP A G- F M
TUXEDO-Tailored. Approx. size 34.
Shirt 1311. Both practically new. Call
Fred, 2-3361. )1
HART, Schaffner Marx Brown, Single-
Breasted Suit. 39 Long. Excellent
Condition. Massie, Phone 4183. )8
TUXEDO-Size 36. Excellent Condition.
Bargain for quick sale. Can be seen
at 1111 Prospect. )102
YOUNG MAN'S tan Overcoat, size about
38, in good condition. $12.00. Phone
2-7751 or 2-0236. )21
HAND-PICKED EVERGREENS for qual-
ity. Balsam, spruce, Scotch pine. Spe-
cial trees for special occasions. Call
2-3946 evenings, or write Mr. Thomas,
208 N. Division, Ann Arbor. )38
THIS CHRISTMAS - AKC Registered
Cocker Spaniel Puppy. Red, Buff,
Black and Parti-Colors. Stud Service.
41500 Michigan Ave., Wayne. )18
FOR XMAS: Spaulding, MacGregor, Ha-
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2-2058. Johnny Malloy, Pro. )27
ARGYLE BABY booties and socks,I
handmade to order. Sizes infant to
three years. Ypsi 3596J4. )78
ALL COLORS, canaries and parakeets,
finches, bird supplies and cages. Mrs.
Ruffins, 562 S. Seventh. )10$
IDEAL Christmas Gifts: 4 New Sets of
German Drawing Instruments, 1 New
Swiss Chronograph Man's Watch, 1
New Swiss-made Gold Ladies Brace-
let, 1 New German Polar Coordinator.
Phone Ozzie Bender, Ypsi 9215 or
write Box 38. )100,
FOR RENT-Very comfortable 3rd floor
bedroom and study for 3. 1 mile
from campus. Box 37. )20
TYPING: Theses term papers, ad-
dresses. Duplicating: Notices, form
letters, programs. A2 Typing Service,
208 Nickels Arcade, Phone 9811. )25
HOOVER SPECIALIST, SERVICE and
sales. Buy through Goodyear store.
For service call A.A. 2-0298. W. O.
Taylor, 1612 Brooklyn, Ann Arbor.)32
BECAUSE OF AN enlargement in our
personnel, we can now offer prompt
service on your alterations. Tailoring,
dressmaking, formal restyling p spe-
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LOST AND FOUND
LOST-One black coin purse, Wednes-
day morning. Contains adequate iden-
tification for Mary Lou Rayburn. Call
2-2521. Reward. )151
LOST-Blue, Parker Vacumatic Pen in
Library or Econ Building. .Finder
please call Nagle at 5695..)7
FOUND - One Gruen watch, initials
D.B.K. on Hill St. Loser call Herb
Shevin, 2-4419. )87
GIRL'S Shell-rimmed Glasses in brown
case on campus Wednesday. Reward
M. Miller, Phone 2-1513. )44
LOST-Green and black Sheaffer pen.
Finder please call Roger Shaw, 6577.
LOST-Glasses. E. University or Diag.
Haberacker Optical Co. on case. Con-
tact Jeanne Corby, 6922. )84
LOST-Lady Elgin watch with gold ex-
pansion bracelet. If found please con-
tact3524, Stockwell. Reward.
LOST-Pair of glasses, November 26 be-
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Hall. Please call Rm. 333 Mosher. )13
LOST-Gray Gabardine Topcoat. Night
of Pan-Hel. Locker Room of I.M.
Building. Please call W. E. Davis at
ROOM, SUITE, or apartment for three
men graduate students in quiet
home. Immediate occupancy or spring
semester preferably. Need not be near
campus. Call 2-7422. )51
WANTED-Riders. Going to Nebraska
Dec. 19. Write A. K. Bierman, 1230
Rutland, Willow Village. )17
NEED RIDE to Texas 18th or 19th. Share
expenses. Call Webster, Ypsi 9263,
after 8 p.m. )22
TWO STUDENTS desire ride to vicinity
St. Louis, Mo., over Christmas vaca-
tion. Call John Keeler or Dan Bar-
nett, 2-5644. )2
DRIVING to Tucson, Arizona, via Den-
ver, Colorado, before Christmas. De-
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man, Phone 2-7816. )28
ROSE BOWL BOUND? Two new cars,
plenty of room. Will take you to and
from game. Round trip from your
place to California. Call 2-2422. )105
2-5 STUDENTS will pay $15 each for
round trip ride to N.Y.C. over Christ-
mas vacation. Contact Jess-Room
51, Dorm 9, West Lodge. Ypsi 9216. )33
TWO STUDENTS desire ride to either
Washington, D.C., or New York City
for Christmas, leaving preferably on
the 18th or 19th. Share driving and
expenses. Call 2-3076 after 7 p.m,
Ask for Mel. )154
STUDENT and wife desrie ride to N.Y.C.
December 20. Will share driving and
expenses. Phone 2-7743. )152
TO LOS ANGELES, 3 passengers want-
ed. Leave Dec. 19. '47' Ford. $30.00 and
share driving. Sy Maxwell, 429 S. Di-
vision. 9232. )33
DNIVINGnTOLOS ANGELES Dec.18or
19. Want riders to share driving and
expenses. Geo. Mercer. 5862. )9
WANTED-Ride to Florida on Dec. 20.
Share driving and expenses. Write
Mich. Daily, Box 40. )138
STUDENT COUPLE desire ride to vi-
cinity of Houston, Texas, Christmas
vacation. Share expenses and driving.
Call Robert White 2-2117 evenings.
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