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September 16, 1953 - Image 36

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Daily Covers
News Events
On Campus
Student Paper
In 64th Year
The Michigan Daily, edited and
managed entirely by University
students is the most important
news agency for the campus and
has long been rated one of the out-
standing college dailies in the
Now in its 64th year of publi-
cation, The Daily boasts a com-
plete printing plant including an
electronic engraver and a rotary
press, financial independence and
a strong alumni group numbering
hundreds of men and women in
the publication field in this coun-
try and abroad.
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STAFFED locally by more than
200 student editors, reporters and
business staffers, The Daily offers
complete campus and city cover-
age plus Associated Press cover-
age of national and world events.
Published six times weekly-
Tuesday through Sunday-dur-
ing the school year, The Daily
has the latest closing deadline
of any morning paper in the
State. The front page is put to
bed at 2 a.m. and the circulation
department makes good on a
promise of delivery b e f o r e
breakfast to subscribers.
On the editorial page The Daily
depends upon its staff members
for signed contributions which
represent their individlual opinions.
The editorial page also fea-
tures syndicated columnist Drew
Pearson and the Alsop brothers.
In addition to local cartooning
by Daily cartoonists, Herb Block,
the Pulitzer-prizewinning car-
toonist of the Washington Post
Is carried by The Daily.
The letters to the editor col-
umn is open to readers of The
Daily as a public forum. All letters
which are signed, 300 words or less
in length 'and in good taste are
THE DAILY was first published
in the fall of 1890 by a group of
non-fraternity men. Later the staff
was opened to all interested stu-
It showed its stamina by sur-
viving its competitors in the
field and after the turn of the
century, It was purchased by the
Shortly afterwards, it w a s
moved from a small downtown
print shop to the Ann Arbor Press
building and the name was
changed to The Michigan Daily.
The present Student Publica-
tions Building, opened in 1932,
was financed largely by The
Daily's earnings. It contains to-
day one of the finest physical
plants, for a newspaper the size
of The Daily, In the country.
The most recent acquisition is a
new rotary press, installed in 1950.
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THE DAILY is published by
students under the authority of
the Board in Control of Student
Publications, which is made up of
students elected by the campus
at large, and faculty and alumni
The Board does not censor
editorials or news articles.
It has general responsibility for
the financial success of student
publications, but actual adminis-
tration is left to the students.
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TRYOUTS on The Daily edi-
torial staff go through a semester
training progra mto learn the fun-
damentals of reporting, proofread-
ing, and headline writing. This is
followed by assignment to the re-
portorial staff, with responsibility
for seeing that a particular beat
is covered.

Open House
The Student Publications
Building will throw open its
doors Friday, September 18 for.
an all-campus open house.
Any student on campus dur-
ing registration-orientation per-
iod is welcome to attend the
open house and visit the first
floor offices of Generation and
Gargoyle, the second story of-
fices of The Daily and the 'En-
sian and the shop facilities.
The open house will be held
during the morning and after-

Technic Put
Out Monthly
The University students' contri-
bution to the field of scientific pub-
lications comes out monthly in the
form of the Michigan Technic.
Featuring scientific articles and
reports of engineering research,
the magazine is put out by, engi-
neering students in hopes of pro-
viding their classmates with the
"culture" they are accused of
Faculty members and engineer-
ing college alumni as well as stu-
dents write for the Technic, but
editing, photography, leg work and
advertising sales are handled by
the student staff.

Garg Staff
Brings Wit
To Campus
The name of the University hu-
mor magazine is Gargoyle.
Every time Gargoyle is sold on
campus it rains. Except on cer-
tain beautiful warm days in the
spring when it snows.
The magazine got its start quite
a few years ago when a couple of
young men.
They later went into Vaude-
They reigned in Vaudeville for
quite a few years.
Meanwhile, it was raining in
Ann Arbor.
Early in the nineteen twenties,
a copy of Gargoyle so amused the
rajah of Kawja that he neglected
to go on his usual hunting trips.
The game animals of Kawja took
advantage of his absence to grow
exceedingly populous and lay
waste to the surrounding coun-
The natives became so in-
sensed at this that they forced
their Gargoyle-loving ruler to
This was the first time in his.
tory that reign was called on ac-
count of game.
Meanwhile, it was raining in
Ann Arbor.

NEW PRESS-The Daily's City Editor watches the morning run of
the three-year-old press at The Student Publications Building.
Installed at a cost of $73,000 the glistening rotary press is now
valued at $83,000. All mechanical- work on The Daily is done in
the shops of the Student Publications Building. Other publica-
tions also use the shop for portions of their mechanical work.
The Daily is put to press at 2 a.m.. each morning,; making it the
latest deadline in the state. It is served by the wires of the Asso-
coated Press, AP photo service, columnists Drew Pearson and the
Alsop brothers plus editorial cartoonist Herblock of the Washing-
ton Post. The Daily, which has been published since 1890, is the
nation's oldest college paper in terms of continuous publication.

SLSells Books #
Used books will be available at
the Student Legislature book ex-
change on September 16.
SL has included this service to
the students for the past two
The sale will continue until Sep-
tember 26. It will be held in Angell
Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday.

NIGHT DESK-Nerve center of The Daily is the night desk, where
student editors, proof readers, and headline writers prepare papers
for publication six nights each week. Each staffer works on one
edition each week. At the top of the picture, sports staffers pre-
pare their pages.

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From this staff, the night edi-
tors and their assistants-the
junior staff-are chosen. Each
night editor is in complete
charge of the actual publication
of the paper one night per week.
The senior editors are the man-
aging editor, who has general re-
sponsibility for everything that
appears in The Daily; the editor-
ial director, who is in charge of
the editorial page; the city editor,
who handles local news assign-
ments and directs the night edi-
tors; the associate city editor; and
the associate editors, who'are res-
ponsible for the training pro-
The junior and senior staffs
are selected by the Board in
Control of Student Publications
upon the recommendation of the
managing editor, and receive

Parallel appointments as night
editors and senior editors are
made on the sports and women's
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charge of The Daily's finances. It
handles advertising, accounts, and
Junior and senior jobs, as on
the editorial staff, are appoint-
ive, salaried positions.
The top business position is that
of business manager.
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THE DAILY has won numerous
awards for excellence, including
those given by the Associated Col-
legiate Press, Sigma Delta Chi,
and the National Advertising
Service. The 1952-53 Daily was
awarded an All-American rating,
highest prize among college news-




'U' Bureau of Appointments
Procures Jobs for Graduates

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Covering a world-wide area, the
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Infor-
mation has compiled a listing of
job opportunities and information
which is made available to all
students who are completing their
University education.
With its facilities also available
to anP University alumnus upon
request, the Bureau is at present
divided into two areas of perma-
nent placement and a Summer
Placement Service.
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THE TEACHING Division plac-
es teachers in elementary and
secondary schools, colleges and
universities. It also handles re-
quests from private educational
institutions of various types and
for personnel to fill posts in gov-
ernment education programs.
The major portion of its for-
eign appointments are made in
the field of education with a
large percentage of these com-
ing from Army educational pro-

The General Division handles
all other requests for permanent
employment. Industry, business
and government work are repre-
sented in this division and the
Bureau has compiled complete
Civil Service information.
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WITH THE Summer Placement
Service are listed camp and re-
sort openings as well as try-out
positions for prospective em-
ployes. This service is made avail-
able to any University student
seeking summer employment, and
is conducted on a national level.
Along the line of vocational
guidance, the Bureau is able to
offer information to anyone on
nearly any employment level. It
has compiled statistics on educa-
tional requirements for various
job opportunities and is organized
to help people in the choice of a
suitable position.
People who are unsure as to
their vocational directive are re-
ferred by the Bureau to the prop-
er channels for aid.



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