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New Writers
In Hopwoods
Annual Contest
Rewards Writing
Many aspiring writers h a v e
found their first major step toward
fame and fortune came with win-
ning one of the University's Avery
and Jule Hopwood awards.
This creative writing contest,
w i t h its substantial monetary
awards, repays early literary tal-
ent with more than fame-the
first paycheck sometimes run-
ning as high as $1,500.
Freshman Competition
Since 1932, the Hopwood contest
has had a special competition for
freshmen, although the original
awards were for upperclassmen
Freshmen awards are made near
the end of the fall semester when
prizes of $50, $30 and $20 are given
winners of the competition in es-
say, fiction and poetry.
The contest for upperclassmen
encompasses these fields as well
as drama. Manuscripts for this are
submitted during the spring semes-
ter for major and minor awards.
Winners are announced near the
close of the school year, at which
time a noted speaker is brought
to campus to talk at the presenta-
Freshman entries are judged by
members of the English depart-
ment, while the upperclass divi-
sions are judged partially by prom-
inent American literary figures.
There is no restriction on subject
matter in any of the contests.
Hopwood's Will
Originated by the will of the
late Avery Hopwood, '05, million-
aire playwright, the directors of
the contest were instructed that
"students competing for the prizes
shall not be confined to academic
subjects but shall be allowed the
widest possible latitude," and that
the new and unusual should be
especially encouraged.
Hopwood willed more than $550,-
000 for prizes in the annual Hop-
wood writing contest which began
for upperclassmen in 1931.
Many well-known modern writers
got their start via Hopwood
awards. These authors include
Betty Smith, author of "A Tree
Grows in Brooklyn."
Another of the winners who has
since climbed the ladder to success
is Arthur Miller, '38, who has won
the New York Critics drama award
twice. Miller also received the
Pulitzer prize in 1949 for "Death
of a Salesman."
Manuscripts of previous winners
are on file in the Hopwood Rooms,
Angell Hall, which is also a gather-
ing place for student writers 'and
visiting authors.

Daily Business Staff

ADDRESSOGRAPH-Daily business staff members work long
hours, learn a great deal about the business world and some-
how manage to fight rising paper costs, rising manpower costs
and increased competition for advertisers. The staff slogan--
let's try to break even this semester.
'Technic' Features Science

"U' Assists
Of Students
Bureau Provided
Covering a world-wide area, the
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information has
compiled a listing of job opportun-
ities and information which is made
available to all students who are
completing their University educa-
With its facilities also available
to any University alumnus upon
request, the Bureau is at present
divided into two areas of perma-
nent placement and a Summer
Placement Service.
The Teaching Division places
teachers in elementary and sec-
ondary schools, colleges and uni-
versities. It also handles requests
from private educational institu-
tions of various types and for per-
sonnel to fill posts in government
education programs.
The major portion of its foreign
appointments are made in the
field of education with a large per-
centage of these coming f r o m
Army educational projects.
The General Division handles all
other requests for permanent em-
ployment. Industry, business and
government work are represented
in this division and the Bureau has
compiled complete Civil Service
With the Summer Placement
Service are listed camp and re-
sort openings as well as try-out
positions for prospective employes.
This service is made available to
any University student seeking
summer employment, and is con-
ducted on a national level.
Along the line of vocational guid-
ance, the Bureau is able to offer
information to anyone on nearly
any employment level.

In addition to their regular
duties of putting out a daily
newspaper, Daily staff members
present a nightly newscast over
Presented at 11:55 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday, "Morning
Headlines" is a roundup of
campus and local news and in-
cludes latest returns on all
sporting events.
The newscast is prepared and
given by staff members.
U Activities
Page Featured
In eTaily'
In recent years the Women's
Staff of The Michigan Daily has
prided itself in putting out an Act-
ivities' page, rather than a Wom-
en's Page.
The staff now consists of a
women's editors, two night editors
and several "soph staffers." Each
term a new group of tryouts learn
the fundamentals of head-writing,
proof-reading and they also re-
ceive "beats" covering campus
and community organizations. and
their news.
After one or two terms on the
Women's Staff, coedsadvance to
writing news stories, feature stor-
ies, interviews, special picture-
pages and are finally promoted to
night editors, which includes being
responsible for the Activities' Page
one night a week.
The Women's Staff tries to ap-
peal to the campus-as-a-whole,
covering the news and feature
angles of all the organizations
and their work on campus, and all
those community affairs directly
connected with the University.
Tryout meeting for the Women's
Staff will be held Tuesday, Sept-
ember 21 at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday, September 22 at
5:00 p.m.

Although Scientific Ameri-
can may have certain attributes
that the Michigan Technic lacks,
the engineering students who pro-
duce this c a m p u a publication
aren't sure just what they are.
Technic, the only University stu-
dent publication which is not pro-
duced in the Student Publications
Bldg., comes out monthly and is
concerned with the field of science.
Gets Award
The Michigan A lu m n u s mag-
azine, official publication of the
University of Michigan Alumni
Association, was honored for sig-
nificant editorial achievement in
the field of alumni publishing, in
the 1954 Alumni Magazine Contest
sponsored by the American Alumni
Named one of the "Top Tenn'
alumni magazines in the United
States, the Alumnus covers news
about alumni relieved by topnotch
articles and literary works of fa-
culty members. It also was rated
as the best alumni publication in
the six-state Great Lakes area.
In addition, a special citation
was given to the Michigan Alumnus
for the "the superb perceptual
writing in many of its articles and
for its forthright handling of the
question of congressional investi-
T. Hawley Tapping is editor-in-
chief of the Alumnus and Harold
M. Wilson is the managing editor.

Featuring scientific articles and
reports of engineering research,
the magazine is put out by the en-
gineers in hopes of providing their
classmates with the "culture" they
are lacking.
Faculty members and engineer-
ing college alumni as well as
students write for the Technic,but
editing, photography, leg work and
advertising sales are handled by
the student staff. The major por-
tion of Technic sales are made at
the Engineering Arch.
Four Publications
(Continued from Page 1)
It takes a large supply of aspirin,
cigarettes and individual effort to
bring the publications out. But,
surprisingly, they do emerge at
stated intervals from the Publi-
cations Building, and, not surpris-
ingly at all, they continue to win
awards and commendation as the
best publications of their type in
the country.

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