THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1954
TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER U. 19M
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IlX DAYS A WEEK:
Daily Covers Campus News Events
From the Managing Editor down
a h mneestmemberh of he staff
'aining program, the aim o f
[ichigan Daily members is to get
ie news to the public, in the best
>rm possible, and to present ac- * 7W
ompanying intelligent e d i tor -
The Michigan Daily, edited and
zanaged entirely by University
;udents, is the most important
ews agency for the campus and;
ies never to lose sight of this , :;
ict. It -has long been rated one
S-the outstanding college dailies
i the country.
Now in its 65th year of publica-
tion, The Daily boasts a complete
printing plant, financial Independ-
ence and a strong alumni group
numbering hundreds of men and
women in the publication field in
this country and abroad.
Staffed locally by more than 200
student editors, reporters and busi-
ness staffers, The Daily offers com-
plete campus and city coverage,
plus Associated Press coverage of
national and world events.
Published six days weekly-Tues-
day through Sunday-during the
school year, The Daily has the lat-
est deadline of any morning paper
in the state. The front page is
put to bed at 2 a.m. and the cir-
xilation department makes good
on a promise of delivery before
breakfast to subscribers.
On the editorial page The Daily
depends upon its staff members
for signed contributions which rep-
resent their individual opinions.
The letters to the editor column
is open to readers of The Daily as
a public forum. All letters which
are signed (and quite an attempt
is made to make sure they are
signed by actual persons), 300
words or less in length and in good
taste are published.
In order to turn out a p a p e r
which will continue to win national
awards, The Daily is dependent
upon having a group of students
interested in publications work and
willing to devote more time and
effort than is generally demanded
by a college activity.
The senior editors are the policy
THE SIX UNIVERSITY STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
making body of the editorial staff,
working in close conjunction with
the senior members of the busi-
ness staff. The managing editor
has general responsibility for any-
thing which appears in The Daily;
the editorial director is in charge
of the editorial page; the city edi-
tor and his assistant handle local
news assignments and direct the
night editors; and the associate
editors are responsible for the
Tryouts, or new members, on
The Daily editorial staff go through
a two-to-three semester training
program te learn the fundamentals
of reporting,proofreading and head-
line writing. After the first semest-
er, they are assigned to the report-
orial staff with responsibility for
seeing that a particular beat is
From this staff, the night editors
and their assistants-the junior
staff--are chosen. Each night edit-
or is in complete charge of the
actual publication of the paper one
night a week.
The senior editors are selected
from this staff.
Both the junior and senior staffs
of the business and editorial de-
partments are selected by the
Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations upon recommendation of
the managing editor or business
manager and receive salaries.
Parallel appointments as night
editors and senior editors are made
on the sports and women's staffs.
Like the editorial staff, these
staffs have training programs for
new members to teach the funda-
mentals of writing a sports story
or information about local social
events. New business staffers spend
a large percentage of time getting
ads, but also receive a great deal
general business experience.
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 students.
It showed its stamina by sur-
viving its competitors in the field,
and, after the turn of the century,
it was purchased by the University.
Shortly afterwards, it was 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 Publications
Building, which houses one of the
finest shops for a paper its size
in the country, opened in 1932 and
was financed largely by The Daily's
earnings. It numbers half-a-million
dollars worth of equipment, includ-
ing an automatic AP setter, a
Fairchild engraver and an excel-
lent rotary press, among its assets.
Board in Control
The Daily is published by stu-
dents under the authority of the
Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations, which is made up of stu-
dents elected by the campus at
large and faculty and alumni ap-
The Board does not censor edit-
orials or news articles.
The Daily has won numerous
awards for excellence, including
those given by the Associated Col-
legiate Press, Sigma Delta Chi,
and the National Advertising Serv-
ice. All-American ratings, the
highest prize among college news-
papers neatly framed, line the
walls of the senior editorial office.
Try FOLLETT'S First
BARGAI N PRICES
Of the People,
By the People
Girl: Hello, Thenobord.
Boy: Hiya Jane.
Girl: That's not my name.
Boy: That's not my name either.
Both: We must be two different
Boy: What is Gargoyle?
Girl: A mouthwash, stupid.
Boy: Is it dirty?
Boy: Is it clean?
Voice: Then how can you tell
Girl: Who are you, anyway?
Voice: My name is Abe. Fore-
score and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this con-
tinent a new nation conceived in
liberty and.. ..
Girl: That's pretty good. What's
your last name, Abe?
Boy: Tell us about Gargoyle.
Upperclassman: Yes, who is this
man Hitler, and what does he
Boy: That's pretty good. What
did you say your name was?
Voice: Gargoyle is published five
times a year except Thursday.
Other Voices: Gargoyle is funny.
Other Rooms: Gargoyle is a
All: Who was that lady I saw you
with last night?
Both: That was no lady, that
was my wife.
All: Ha ha. Ha ha ha hahaha ha
he ho haha.
Both: Haven't you heard that
All: It's the way you tell it!!!!!
Mother: David! How many times
have I told you not to wade in
Girl: I'm going to join Gargoyle!
Girl: Why don't you join Gar-
Boy: I'd rather die. (he dies)
Girl: Did you know that the next
fun-packed issue of Gargoyle is
coming out this very next Monday.
Why I can hardly wait to get hold
of that fun-packed issue!
Abe: It's so nutritious!
Girl: Your corner drug store will
Girl: How long does this have
to go on?
Abe: Another Inch.
Girl: How many lines gf writ.
ing to an inch?
Girl: You get the last line.
Abe: So I do.
Several recent surveys taken by
the New York Times and Time
magazine show that the rash of
loyalty investigations has infring-
ed upon academic freedom and im-
posed silence and thought control
on college faculties and student
Ensian Provides Picture
Record of'U' Activities
When students leave the Univer-
sity, the most cherished memories
they carry with them are of the
bluebooks they passed, professors
they liked, and the football games
All this, plus more, is recorded
for posterity within the covers of
the thickest book that leaves with
them, the Michigan Ensian.
This picture-packed annual year-
book has become an inevitable part
of everyone's college career, for
if students don't start out with
ideas of buying the Ensian, hooded
monsters (only one of a number of
successful sales gags employed in
recent years) or simply determined
house salesmen (working on a com-
mission basis) will make sure that
an Ensian is purchased.
What's in a Name
Copies of the big book with the
name nobody understands flood the
campus every year.
Actually, Ensian is an abbre-
viation of the full name of the
name in turn evolved from con-
stant mispronunciations of the
o r i g i n a 1 title, "Michiganensis"
meaning "sword of Michigan."
Salesmen begin taking orders for
the book every fall, and sales con-
tinue throughout the year-with
prices rising at intervals-climbing
to the thousands.
The student editorial staff and
a host of staff photographers works
year round filling the Ensian's 500
plus pages with material that var-
ies from the recording of the Uni-
versity's sports achievements to
its developments in the arts and
More than Pictures
However, the publication is more
than a picture book of University
achievement. With each year's ef-
fort displaying the attitudes of its
staff toward the University, the
copy is a fine blend of nostalgia,
humor and critical appraisal.
Ensian staffers have already be-
gun work on next year's publica-
tion. With editorial and junior staff
positions already assigned, the
major need of the book now is a
group of freshman and sophomore
tryouts. Operating on the "work
to the top" basis, the editorial
staff offers opportunities for pre-
paring and asembling copy and
photographs, typists, and those in-
terested in layout and design.
For people interested in the busi-
ness side of publications, positions
in contracting, accounting, adver-
tising and selling are still available.
Editors and business managers are
selected from these groups after a
suitable period of apprenticeship.
Ensian, which has won many
prizes for being the top yearbook
in the country and area, got its
start in 1897 when three inter-col-
lege magazines merged.
It has grown from a small pic-
ture book to a comprehensive year-
book that arouses considerable at-
To become a staff member, one
needs no special skills but rather
an aptitude for hard work and a
lot of interest.
Generation,campus literary mag-
azine, offers creative writers in
fiction, poetry, drama and the es-
say an opportunity to see their
work published; it also provides
experience for students interested
in editorial, business or art staff
Originally begun in 1950 as an
adjunct to the Inter-Arts Union,
Generation attracted wide atten-
tion in its attempt to present an in-
tegrated view of all the arts, for
the magazine contains the work
of student architects, musicians,
painters, sculptors and photogra-
phers, as well as creative writers.
Staff members need not neces-
sally be contributors, though their
work is welcome at all times. The
job of the editorial staffs consists
in choosing the manuscripts which
are to be printed; the business
staff solicits advertising, manages
circulation and plans the sales
campaigns; the art staff is respons-
ible for designing the advertise-
ments, the cover, the layout, and
for choosing the student art which
appears in Generation's pages.
No experience is required to
work on any of these staffs; new
members are trained and after ap-
prenticeship may seek promotions
to editorial and managerial posi-
tions through the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Notice will appear in the Daily
about the organizational meeting
and all subsequent activities.
Generation accepts manuscripts
on a continuous basis and those
who wish to contribute but not be-
come members of the staff may
bring or mail their work to the
office on the first floor of the Stu-
dent Publications Bldg.
The magazine is published three
times annually, with the first issue
of the year due early in November.
All persons interested in seeing a
copy of the most recent issue can
inquire at the Periodicals Room
in the General Library or can ob-
tain one at any of the local book-
stores, where it sells regularly for
Put Out Annually
The Student Directory, contain-
ing the names, addresses and tele-
phone numbers of all students on
campus, is sold early each fall.
In addition to the student sec-
tion, there is a complete classi-
fied section in the back of the
directory, similar to the "Yellow
Pages" of a telephone directory.
The Student Directory sells for
one dollar and is printed only
once a year.
by Duane Poole
Student Book Exchange Offers
Chance To Buy Texts Cheaply
Please bring or mail manuscripts to Generation Office,
Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard
inquire at Generation Office about openings on
the editorial and business staffs.
POETRY * DRAMA . FICTION . ART . ESSAY
For a brief, hectic period of six
days, the Student Book Exchange
will again set up shop at the be-
ginning of the approaching se-
This time, the base of opera-
tions will be the quonset hut on
the corner of East University and
North University, near Waterman
With used textbooks for sale,
the Student Legislature sponsored
exchange will be open from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thurs-
day, and Friday of registration
week and Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday of the first week of
Operating as a non-profit stu-
dent service, the Book Exchange
is actually a scrupulous middle-
man between student buyers and
sellers. Students turn their books
into the Exchange after setting
their own prices on them.'
When a book is sold, the Ex-
change deducts 10 per cent for
operating expenses and the stu-
dent gets a check for the rest.
Books that are not sold by the
Exchange may be retrieved by
their owners during the second
week of classes.
Sales Still Possible
Although many of the books
which will be on the shelves at
the quonset hut were collected
from students last spring, students
may also turn in their books for
sale while the Exchange is open
The Exchange is one of the
many services organized by the
Student Legislature for the stu-
dent body. At one time, the Ex-
change was under the auspices of
the Inter-Fraternity Council; but
SL took it over a few years ago.
It's most successful session was
in February of 1954 when the Ex-
change grossed approximately $7,-
200 between the fall and spring
Working for another success this
year, Harvey Freed, '56, assistant
manager, and others helping out
on the Exchange have been oc-
cupied with the task of spread-
ing information on the Exchange
and what it is attempting to do
ever since May.
Urging all students, especially
freshmen (because of the large
supply of freshman books), to
take advantage of the Exchange's
lower prices, Freed said, "We can
give students a good deal on books
if they just stop in to see what
we have. And we still need more
books to sell," he added.
Ike on the Press ...
President Eisenhower said re-
cently; "I would like to say to the
editor of every single newspaper in
the United States: You have a
duty, to find the truth, and pro-
ject it fearlessly, honestly, and to
the utmost ability that your heart
and head will allow."
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