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March 14, 1948 - Image 8

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Following the Story Through
Getting a news story into our the night editor. Then the proper
reader 's hands is neither as excit- size headline had to be assigned
ing, nor as nerve-wracking as the and written, and space marked out
writers of "Front Page" would on a dummy sheet for its place
have you think, in the paper.
It's more a matter of hard work Aft er the story got to the lino-
and routine checking, plus great typers, proofreaders were needed
quantities of patience, than any- to check it once more and to make
thing else.
So in order to acquaint our necessary corrections. At this point
reads with the story behind the the make-up man picked it up and
headlines, we assigned a; staff placed it in the proper place in
photographer to take pictures of the page-if it fitted. A final
the main steps. prcof-check by the night editor
In the "car theft" story traced then finishedathe story as far as
in these pictures, it took the efforts the desk was concerned. Time
of at least fifteen people-from elapsed from city editor to press:
city editor to pressman-to get 12 hours.
it into print. If a picture had been In the pressroom the "pages"
included with the story, several are test-run and then put into
wmore staff members would have ,neration from 2 to about 4:30

2. REPORTERS check city news sources every day-courthouse,
police, fire department, city clerk and county officials. Here
reporter Arnesen digs up the facts of an auto theft case. Behind
the cryptic police reports often lies a story with an unusual twist
-in this case Arnesen traced the story of a student who ducked
a repair bill in a Ypsilanti garage by breaking in and driving off
the night before he was to pick up the car.
" -it

I. BEGINNING the task of getting news ready for the next day's paper, city editor Dick Maloy
(left) assigns city beat reporter Dick Arnesen to a story. The busiest man on the staff, the city
editor has to know what's going on both on campus and downtown. After all stories are in, the
city editor will generally check all major news, and the next day will write a criticism of writing,
make-up and news judgment.

been involved. a.m.
The leg work and writing of this With distribution taking place
story was actually only a small between five and seven in the
part of total work involved. After morning, only a scant five hours
the story had been finished, it still passes between the latest deadline
had to be checked for possible er- in the state and the news at your
rors-factual and technical-by breakfast table.

Story and Captions by Fred Schott

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Students Fight
At Brown U'
Lincolnx Society ilay
Attend IRAM eeting,
"Fellowship Without Fences" is
the slogan of a new fraternal or-
ganization founded at Brown Uni-
The group, entitled The Lin-
coln Society, has as its purpose
the elimination of discrimination.
They are working on the cam-
pus, in the community, and in
conjunction with similar organi-
zations at other colleges.
Michigan's IRA has invited rep-
resentatives of the Lincoln Society
to attend the Mid-Western Inter-
Racial Conference which will be
held here in April or May.
Both the IRA and The Lincoln
Society believe that the exchange
of ideas as well as the solidarity
which comes of combined effort
will be beneficial to all groups.
Following the hypothesis that
it is necessary for people to eat
together if they are going to get
to know one another, members
from varied racial and cultural
backgrounds often dine together,
frequently at restaurants where
there have been signs of discrimi-
"We believe that much discrim-
ination is caused by ignorance,"
declared Henny Wenkart, Secre-
tafy of the Lincoln Society in a
letter to The Daily. "Only by
meeting members of other races
and religions on really equal terms
can we really begin to think of
others simply as people, not pri-
marily as representatives of this
or that group," he said.
( leis Smoker
An original musical satire on
the Wagner-Murray-Dingle bill
will be presented by members of
Galens Honorary Medical Society
at their annual stag smoker at 8
p.m. Tuesday, at Lydia Mendels-
cohn Theater.
The skit, which will present one
view of how medicine would op-
erate were the bill to be passed,
was' directed and produced by
John Shaw, with original songs
and parodies by William Keating
and Clifford Toops.
Copies of the Galens paper,
Thymico Lymphatic, will be dis-
tributed to members attending
the smoker.



Bronte Movie
Art Cinema, IZFA
Present 'Jane Eyre'
The film version of Charlotic
Bronte's well known novel. "Jane
Eyre," will be presented by IZFA
and the Art Cinema League at
3 and 8:30 p.m. today and 8:30
p.m. tomorrow in Kellogg Audi-
The top dramatic abilities of
Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine
recreate the 19th century romance
which h'jas fascinated four gen-
erations of look-lovers.
Depicting the life of a gver-
ness in the home of an ccentric
widower, "Jane Eyre" .,overs a
gamut of subjects- from the
widower's mad wife, who turns up
ailve, to the fire which brings
death to the home.
One of the outstanding shorts
of the year, "The City," will be
shown along with "Jane Eyre."
Lewis Mumford, Pare Lorent z and
Aaron Copland contribute their
talent to present a convincing ar-
gument that "the age of rebuild-
ing is here."


5. JUGGLING STORIES around so they fit into spaces alloted
by the night editor is the job of make-up man Elmo Collins. If
the story is too long, the least important paragraphs are removed.
When all of the stories are arranged, "Mo" locks the type in a
metal frame called a chase. Clamps on either side of the chase
prevent the stype from spilling out.

4. FROM PASQUALETTI'S blue pencil the copy descends to the
shop where The Daily's linotypers set the lines in lead slugs for


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