SATJUDAY, NOVEMBER 6, ,1948
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Gagometer Gages Gags
For Collier's Quip Editor
So you want to be a humorist?
Better think it over, son! A car-
oonist's life is not the proverbial
ed of roses, according to Collier's
Veekly gag editor Gurney Wil-
iams who lectured to journalism
The fun started when Williams,
i'U' grad, demonstrated his recent
nvention, the gagometer, designed
o relieve the burden of passing
entence on a weekly average of
,000 quips. With a sweeping ges-
ure or two, he inserted a sample
ag and pressed a button to start
* * *
SOON A LOW humming began,
nd Williams pointed out that his
nachine was thinking; a light
hen flashed on to represent a
decision reached by the robot
The audience let out their
pent-up breath in gales of
laughter as the editor proceeded
to pick up torn scraps of paper
from the rejection box.
Variety will always be the spice
of life, and Mr. Williams asserted
that it takes all kinds of gag-
writers to harangue the magazine
editor. First comes the academic
group, composed of ambitious art
students. Ultimately these men
end up in some phase of adver-
tising or cartoon movies.
* * *
ANOTHER IS the semi-pessi-
mist, who figures he will never
rank with the cream of the crop
but he may as well keep plugging
A dire lack of money dampens
the spirits of the third class, who
just won't take the time to learn.
And at rock bottom we find the
poor guy with good intentions and
no talent. This type hangs around
the publishers all day clutching
feverishly onto one single idea and
stre-e-etching it to unrecognizable
proportions. A good cartoon will
generally sell itself, Williams con-
62 Vets Enrolledf
Ini New Course
A new unit, the Dental Corps,X
was added to the Army ROTCf
at the University this fall, accord-1
ing to an announcement by Col.r
Karl E. Henion.
To supervise the activities of
this new group, one of the 18t
established in the outstanding
dental schools throughout thec
United States this year, the Army
has assigned Lt. Col. Lowell E. Mc-
Kelvey, Dental Corps, to the ROTC
Boasting a present enrollment
of 62 veterans, the Dental ROTC
program calls for 90 hours of in-
struction each year. Fifty-eight
are taken up by regular DentalI
School work and the remaining 321
will be covered by the ROTC staff.
Then, after having attended a1
six-week summer camp between
the junior and senior year, and
after completing the entire ROTC
course, the applicant qualifies for,
a First Lieutenant commission in
the Dental Corps Reserve.
Payment for the final two years'
work amounts to 79 cents per day,
or an approximate total of $5.50
per ROTC class.
The Dental Reserve officer, upon
graduation, is faced with two pos-
sible choices. He may elect active
duty as a First Lieutenant or he
may apply for interneship at a
U.S. Army General Hospital.
Legal Trap in
University students were warned
today by Clarence W. Lock, Dep-
uty Commissioner of the State De-
partment of Revenue not to fall
into a legal trap set for them by
out-of-state mail order houses of-
fering wholesale prices on cigar-
ettes, evading the state cigarette
In recent weeks these mail or-
der houses have been distributing
circulars among the students on
the Michigan State campus as
well as on the Michigan campus.
The only way this low rate of-
fering can be made is by evading
the state cigarette tax, Lock
Importation of tax-free cigar-
ettes is barred by law unless speci-
fically licensed by the state, in
which case the sales are reported
to the Department of Revnue and
the tax is paid.
Monday To Be
Final Day for
One more day was added to the
two week campaign against in-
fluenza waged by Health Service
officials who announced that any
student will be able to get his flu
shot Monday, November 8.
"On the whole, we are very
pleased with the results of the in-
fluenza injection program," said
Dr. Margaret Bell, who is in
ABOUT 6,500 students obtained
their free flu shots with around
1,200 going through the lines each
Approximately 700 faculty
members, University employes
and students' wives also received
Students known to have allergies
and those who were asked to re-
port later because of colds will also
be able to get their injections
Very few reactions were reported
to Health Service officials accord-
ing to Dr. Bell.
Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., chair-
man of the Department of Epi-
demiology, will begin a follow up
report on the injections November
To Hold Short
College writers who yearn to see
their name in print are being of-
fered an opportunity by the lit-
erary magazine, Tomorrow, in its
third annual short story contest,
The best story will win $500 as
first prize, and the next best, $250.
All entries will be considered for
publication at the magazine's reg-
ular rate of $125.
ALL OFFICIALLY enrolled un-
dergraduates in the United States
are eligible to enter. There is no
limit to the number of manuscripts
a single contestant may submit.
Manuscripts should not exceed
5,000 words, and must be accom-
panied by a self - addressed
The phrase "College Contest"
and the writer's name, college,
and mailing address must ap-
pear on both manuscript and
envelope. All entries must be
postmarked before December 31,
Copies of Tomorrow have been
sent to the University Library so
that contestants may familiarize
themselves with the magazine.
V N O N T H E F A R M - Sen.- Alben W. Barkley (right), Democratic vice presidentib I
r - ' _, stands with his handy moan, Abrom McGoy, at his farm near Paducah, Ky.
AROUND THE TOWN
THAT RICH GLOW
of genuine stones in lovely set-
tings. The INDIA ART SHOP
on Maynard is now having a
special sale of such rings.
L A W Y E R--Miss FriedaB.
Hennock, 43, is first woman
nember of Federal Communica-
tions Commission. She was New
York's youngest woman lawyer
when admitted to bar in 1926.
Here is the formal you've been
looking for and on sale, too.
Choose from a collection of
velvets, taffetas, and nets for-
merly priced up to $49.95.
KESSEL'S, 9 Nickels Arcade.
H A R V E S T I N G S A L T - Workmen scrape and chop salt from beds at Cabo Rojo, Puerto
Rico, after sun evaporated foot-deep pools from Caribbean Ocean at the southwestern tip of the
island. Industry uses same methods as those in days of the Spaniards.
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so do other people. Unsatis-
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Come in and consult us about any of your
U N j A P D R Y D 0 C K - The Repose, U.S. hospital ship,
is painted and overhauled at the former Japanese naval base at
Yukosuka. The drydock handles ships which formerly had to
return to Honolulu or the west coast for repairs.
R 0 D E U Q U E E N-Gloria Klaver poses with thoroughbred
Palomino horse she rode after being chosen queen of the Calgary,
Canada. Stamnede by cowboys of Alberta.
Turban-cleverly draped and
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