MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,_ 1957
THE MCHIGAN DAILY
Daily Plant One of Largest PUBLISHES STUDENT
s G4 Generation Conti
Among College NewspapersGerainC t
AwTermed the University's inter-
- - . arts magazine. Generation's fun- comments and opinions of
x tion is to provide an opportunity haing similar inteiests
for talented student writers to It should also be poin
m have their work published while that the magazine is run
k on campus. by students and accepts
However magazine does not works of fellow students.
-:strictly limit itself to uiely litei- Many Active
ary works. It also embraces poetry, Contributois do not n
art, music, sculpture and drama, beOme staff members,
presenting an intergrated view of many contributors take a
all.the arts. ' part in "putting out" th
Generation was created in 1950 zime.
primarily because students real- Conversely, all staff
ized a need for such a magazine need not be writers. Ma
as the University became a center tions are available, after
for young writers desiring an out- training period, on the
-3let fo their talents. and art staffs. As one edi
One of the outstanding aspects "you don't have to be a
of the magazine. from the point of to join."
view of the aspiring author or art- The business staff is in
1st, is the manner in which sub- of soliciti:.g advertisemen
mitted works are chosen for pub- aging circulation and r
lication. sales campaigns. The art
Manuscript 'Hashed, the other hand, designs a
The magazine staff and author ments, makes up the co
get together in an "informal bull prepares general layout.
session" and discuss and evaluate torial staff, appointede
- the merits of the particular work Board in Control of Stud
GARGOYLE AT WORK - Yes, anything does happen when Gar- in question. After thoroughly lications, heads individual
goyle's staff works on an issue -- a never-ending process. "hashing over" all phases, a vote ments such, as art, poe
is taken by the entire staff on drama.
- - .. .. - H whether or not to accept the work. Tryouts for the staff
PAGE MAKE-UP -- Hands fly as the make-up man puts together the next mornings pages ac- aO e sn O The managing editor, however,
cording to layout sheets prepared by the night editor. The editor stands by to adjust the length of G y l Jam/fwho is responsible for the entire
stories when they run too long to fit into the column lengths. O ften A nnoys C am pus publication, has final say on what
- !But by this very process, the
author becomes more critical of
Gargoyle is probably the only . his own work, gaining a fuller un-
f< ..college humor magazine in the the invention of three of the Uni- derstanding of his capabilities and
country that has run a satire of versity's most famous students - obtaining an opporttnity to hear
xf itself. Edna Barf, Emma Drivel and Inez
This is perhaps the best possible bilk.
- indication of the Garg's outlook, Misses Barf and Drivel were te D irectorv A ids
' - for this vaguely eccentric publi- brainchildren of the ubiquitous
cation views the world in gneral Kessel, and were stritly for the T
-f -and the University in particular consumption of C'rgoyle reade:s. Telephoni
with the slightly jaundiced eye of Miss Pilk, on the other hand, had
the avowed cynic, convinced that a much more widely-known career,
Tecnialy pekigGagoleDaly Cam pus
-pit really isn't as serious as all that. publicized numerous times in The
- Technically speaking, Gargoyle Daily.-
is the University humor magazine, Cockeyed Achievement The Student Directory, if one of
a collection of jokes, stories and The Garg also places subtlety the least interesting of the student
-.assorted monkeyshines that ap- high on their list of goals. This publications, is certainly one of the
4 pears mysteriously on campus five might bring snorts from students most useful.
, - times a year. Actually, it is sa who have merely skimmed through Containing names, years, home
. .philosophy, a way of life for its their copies, but, to a certain ex- and local addresses and telephone
members, tent, the Garg has achieved this numbers of all students in attend-
- Garg Metamorphosed aim in a cockeyed sort of way, ance at the University, the Stu-
In the past two years, the Garg dent Directory performs a valuable
has undergone a major overhaul- At least it has maintained a function on campus.
ing. Under the leadership of its fairly even balance between subtle, Published every fall, and during
gnde th sopiticated humor and the ham- the summer session, the Student
Grad., it has completed the meta- nier-over-the-head type of joke. Directory often sells out quickly
morphosis from erudition to in- Its editors have been masters at as students rush to obtain copies
MATRIX PREPARATION - The pressman "rolls" the completed metal form containing the sanity. the small, sly insert, that tiny pic- of the campus index.
next day's front page. About 400 tons of pressure forces the impression of the metal into the spe. Where It one printed sophisti- torial gag that is completely over- A yellow pages index and a guide
cial paper-mache mat which will then be baked to withstand the heat of molten lead. cated satires of Kafka and Chekov, looked if the reader flips through to campus organizations-includ-
the Garg now includes such things it quickly. ing fraternities and sororities-
as magnificently scrambled cam- After having been banned from gives the Directory user extra value
pus maps and a parody of a popu- the campus three times in the for his money and ready phone
- lar comic strip. past, the staff now carefully walks numbers at his fingertips.
It has, in recent years, put out the thin tightrope between por- The Directory is financed by
paradies of such national maga- nography and dirt, as success- sales and by revenues received GENERATION IN PREP
zines as Life, Confidential, Play- fully as could be hoped. from advertisements, out and make-up proble
boy and the New Yorker, and such
canpus publications as Pace, Gen-
eration and The Daily. On one
occasion, it even published an
There is no schedule for these
special issues. They are printed, as 10
Kessel put it, "whenever we feelWH R V
Loose, But Not Too ... ---- ... . -....--.--....-------
Looseness verging on the nebu-
lous (Kessel prefers the term
-....,.f...* "fiexibilty of style") is one of
the bases of Garg style. But there
are certain concepts to which the
t ; .' k9 \ ostaff adheres firmly.
- M"Most other college humor
magazines are a collection of
stolen jokes, bad stories and worse
art work," Kessel avers. "We try
to have as much originality as we for
possibly can, we steer away from
long stories (nobody reads those .
anyway), and we have some of the
best artists on campus working forC
- it~~~~s,..... .,
persons during the first weeks in the fall.
Many staff members and con-
ited out tributors are winners of a Hop-
entirely wood award, the highest literary
only the award on campus.
Also, many authors have had
their works published in such oth-
eessarily er magazines as Paritisan Review,
although Atlantic Monthly and Poetry.
n active Ranks High
e maga- Generation h.s received the dis-
tinction of being considered by
members many faculty and professional
ny posi- people as one of the three top
a short undergraduate magazines of its
business type in the United States, an hon-
tor says, or reflecting the high standard of
n expert quality the publication tries to
maintain and apparently achieves.
x charge Generation offices are located
ts, man- in the Student Publications Build-
planning ing. The magazine is published
staff, on twice a year. Copies sell for thir-
dvertise- ty-five cents and on days of pub-
ver and lication can be purchased at var-
An edi- ious points across campus.
by the Manuscripts or art work may be
nt Pub- submitted in person or may be
depart- mailed to Generation offices.
try and Consideration is given to all work
and those of sufficient merit often
are held receive publicatio'V.
'ARATION -Staff members discuss lay-
ms as work begins on one of year's lssne.
STEREOTYPE PLATE CAST - Pressman's assistant handles the newly-formed stereotype plate Originality is one of Gargoyle's
cast from the baked and curved mat. After the plate is trimmed and chiseled on the ends and plas- keynotes.
tic Fairchild engravings mounted in place, the plate will be placed on the press, ready to roll. The magazine has to its credit E
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