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September 17, 1956 - Image 45

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'Ensian Gives Lasting Record of Campus Life

Students leaving Ann Arbor
after four or more years at the
University always take with them
a copy of the 'Ensian.
For the University's yearbook
provides a complete record in pic-
tures of every aspect of campus
life. A graduate need only page
through the 'Ensian to lapse into
a reminiscence of his collegiate
tenure. Each page brings another
memory, each picture another
flowering of nostalgia.
The 'Ensian tries to miss noth-
ing about the University, and the
result is that it misses very little.
From top officials through class-
rooms and sports and dormitories
and fraternities to the social whirl
-it's all in the 'Ensian.
500 Pages of Pictures
With its 500 pages of pictures,
some of which have been in beau-
tiful color in recent years, the
'Ensian enhances the nostalgic
atmosphere of University tradition
with comments; on University in-
stitutions. Sometimes the com-
ments are critical, perhaps in the
belief that freedom, to criticize Is
a University tradition.
There are pictures of people, of

house groups, of activities, of ath-
letes in action, and of the year's
graduates. Usually every student
can find himself somewhere be-
tween the covers of the 'Ensian.
Actually, 'Enslan is an abbre-
viation of the yearbook's full, more
unpronouncable name, Michigan-
ensian. This name. evolved from
constant mispronunciations of the
original title, Michiganensis,
meaning "sport of Michigan."
It Happens Every Spring
The 'Ensian appears every
spring, just in time to be packed
into student, trunks. But sales-
men begin taking orders in the
fall; and sales continue through
the year, with prices rising at in-
tervals, climbing to the thousands.
Staff members have already be-
gun putting together the 1957 'En-,
sian. With editorial and junior
staff positions already assigned,
the yearbook now needs an ambi-
tious crew of freshmen and sopho-
more tryouts.
Any student is eligible to work
his way to the top en the editorial
staff, meanwhile preparing and

assembling copy and photographs,
typing, and working on layout and
Meetings To Be Held
For those interested in he busi-
ness aspect of turning out an im-
pressive record of University tra
dition annually, positions in con-
tracting, accounting, advertising
and selling are available. Meet-
ings for interested students will
be held during the first week of
One needs no special skills to
become a staff member, but only
keen interest and a willingness to
accept hard work. Editors and
business managers are chosen
from staff members who have
proven their ability and energy in
a suitable period of apprentice-
The 'Ensian is \beginning its
58th year this fall, a comprehen-
sive yearbook that was ence only
a small picture book established in
897 in a merger of three inter-
college magazines.
It has won many prizes for be-
ing the top yearbook in the coun-
try and in the area.

PHOTOGRAPHY--A Daily photographer works at an enlarger, getting his picture just the right
size for the next morning's issue. The Daily has a completely equipped darkroom and a Fair-
child photo engraver.

Gargoyle Persists as Campus Humor Magazine

Every campus must have a hu-
mor magazine, a need that keeps
Gargoyle coming out four or five
times every year.
Humor can be presented in many
ways; and Gargoyle has tried most
of. them - slapstick and subtlety
with emphasis on parodies. Human
life abounds with humor; and that
part of it which Gargiyle manages
to miss is attributed to the pro-
cess of selection.
It has tried the latest in gim-
micks to amuse the student popu-
lace, including fantastic imitations.
of exppse apd pocket size maga-
zines for extra-quick reading. It
even throws in a joke now and
Well aware that it cannot hope
to amuse all the people all the
time, Gargoyle has a stock answer,
to criticism - another issue. It
has been criticized for, among
other things, not being funny.
Once when it was funny, it was
expelled from its office in the
Student Publications building for
being in "bad taste."
Selection Process
If someone says the jokes are

stale, the editors admit they may
not be original, but the criterion
is whether they're good. Gar-
goyle's humor is often original;
then someone says it's no good,
but you can't amuse all the people
all the time.
Others claim Gargoyle's humor
is monotonous, which leads the
editors to believe they have been
reading every issue. So what if
they pay the quarters only to
It is generally difficult to be
funny four or five times a year,
let alone be funny four or five
diffe-ent ways a year. Because of
this, Gargoyle staffers are serious
about being funny, and wish for
a larger staff to take humor seri-
ously. Tryout meetings will be
held during the first week of
Whenever the opportunity arises,
or whenever Gargoyle raises one,
the humor magazine tries out its
satire on some aspect of the
University community. An obvious
pitfall here is that there is bound

to be a diehard who refuses to be
Anything for a Laugh
Because it conceives its general
function as making people laugh,
Gargoyle is not concerned -aith
distinguishing between those who
laugh with it and those who laugh
at it. It all amounts to quarters
in Gargoyle's brightly painted
The Gargoyle, despite other
things, is always bright. Humor
jumps out at the reader from
every page and in every way.
There are funny stories, funny
essays, jokes, hilarious art-work
and side-splitting dialogue (there
is more than one way to split a
side). Even the advertisements
take on a certain grotesque ef-
fectiveness under the happy pen
of Gargoyle's own art staff.
Among the criticisms is that
the Gargoyle is not sufficiently
obscene, which is not due, the
editors insist, to any lack of effort
on their part. They can't help it
if they are just clean-cut, whole-
some American youth shanghied
onto a laugh-crazy humor staff.

MAT ROLLING-After a page form has been completed .and checked by the night editor, ap-
proximately 400 tons of pressure impress the type into a paper-mache mat from which a plate
casting will be made.

Generation Features Student Creaiive Writing

Generation, as the campus' only
student literary magazine,' offers
student writers in the field of
fiction, poetry, drama, music and
the essay an opportunity to see
their work published.
Attempting to present an inte-
grated view of all the arts, Gen-
eration contains the work of stu-
dent architects, musicians, paint-
ers, sculptors and photographers
as well as creative writing.
Student staff members are. not
required to contribute material for.
publication, but may if they wish.,

PLATE CASTING-Molten metal is forced around the completed mat, allowed to harden and re-
moved, now in circular form, for finishing. When ready, it is placed on the rotary press and

The chief job of the editorial staff
consists of choosing _ the manu-
scripts to be printed.
The business staff solicits ad-
vertising, manages circulation and
plana the sales campaigns.
Art Staff Designs Cover
An art staff is responsible for
designing the advertisements, the
cover and the layout, and for
choosing the student art which
appears in the magazine.
No experience is necessary to
work on any of these .staffs. New
members are familiarized with the
magazine's objectives and proced-
ures during an apprenticeship per-
iod after which they become eligi-
ble. to be appointed to editorial
and managerial positions by the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications. Meetings for students
interested in joining the staff will
be held during the first week of
Published three times a year,
Generation accepts manuscripts
for consideration from any stu-
dent, though he is not a staff
member: In fact, it encourages
student contributions through ad-
vertising. Students may bring or
mail their work to the office on

the first floor of the Student Pub-
lications Building.
Rates High
Now rated as one of the better
student arts magazine, Generation
began in 1950 as an idea of the
Inter-Arts Union and inmediately
began to attract campus attention.
Numerous contributions to Gen-
eration have subsequently won
national awards. Many University
Hopwood Award winners have
contributed to the arts magazine.
The Avery and Jules Hopwood
Awards for creative writing was
established by the will of the late
Avery Hopwood, '05, with more
than $550,000 for prizes. Many
well-known authors, such as Betty
Smith ("A Tree Grows in Brook-
lyn") and Arthur Miller ("Death
of A Salesman"), made their first
major step into the literary field
in Hopwood competition.
Students interested in examin-
ing a copy of the most recent
issue of the 100-page collection of
stories, poetry, essays and art may
inquire at the. Periodicals Room
of the University Library or can
obtain one at any of the local
bookstores or at the Student Pub-
licatilons Building. It sells regu-
larly for 35 cents.

GENERATION-Staff members of the campus literary magazine
gather in the University's Hopwood Room for a conference on
an issue that has just been published. They discuss the material
published, sales, the layout of stories in the magazine and ideas
for the next issue.

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Student Directory Needed
For Campus Communication
Of all the student publications, the Student Directory is the
most useful.
It contains the name, Ann Arbor and home addresses, ands local
telephone number of every student enrolled in the University. Only
those students can afford not to'own one of these indispensible aids
to communication who can handily borrow one whenever necessary.
Besides a complete listing of students, the directory contains a
classified advertising section, similar to the "Yellow Pages" of a
city directory right down to the color of the pages.
A new section introduced last year provides the names of the
leaders of student organizations and activities and their telephone

-Morning Headlines

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