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Original Daily
Appeared Back
In 'Gay '90's'
No Fraternity Men Were
Members Of Staff Of
Pioneer Publication
(Continued from Page 1)
are not known.
Soon after this time one of the most
vitrolic criticisms of The Daily which
has yet appeared in print came out
in the November edition of the Alum-
nus. "The Daily bears on every page
unmistakable marks of being strict-
ly amateur," the publication told its
readers. It went on to say that the
recent change of the paper's name
to "Michigan Daily" was laudable, but
criticized the size of the paper.
Publication Has Improved
"The publication has decidedly im-
proved. It is no longer the organ
of any clique, either of persons or in-
terests," the Alumnus said, but went
on with: "It's columns. show it is in
sympathy with the University. Its
news-even if not the very latest-
is gathered from al departments and
has to do with all interests. It is no
longer Philistine in tone. It has high
ideals even if it doesn't reach them,
and the gain thereby to the student
body and to the University has been
immeasurable. Of course, it has de-
fects .. .
"The most ridiculous blunders can
be found on nearly every page-Har-
vard becomes 'harvest,' Fitzpatrick is
'Fitzgerald.' And so on ad infini-
Editors should read proof more
carefully, it was declared, and gen-
erally the "benefit from student pub-
lication work is greatly lessened by
slovenly methods allowed to go with-
out mending." The Daily curtseyed
gently, said nothing.
Daily To Steer Middle Course
In 1907 the Board in Control stated
definitely that "the policy of The
Daily is to steer along a. safe course
between becoming a mere bulletin
boardon the one hand and a modern
newspaper on the other."
By 1911 good business management
made another expansion possible, and
fie years later The Daily achieved
national recognition. Daily editorial
writer Verne Burnett, '17, now adver-
tising manager of General Foods Cor-
poration, had written an editorial
called "Breadth and Specialization."
Entered in a contest of the Associa-
tion of Eastern College Newspapers,
the editorial won. Arthur Brisbane,
the judge, picked it over editorials
from Trinity, Cornell, Howard, Dart-
mouth and Princeton. Press services
throughout the United States carried
news of The Daily's triumph.
Talking of moving out of the Ann
Arbor Press building into one special-
ly built for The Daily had been in-
creasingly prevalent that year, but
when the United States entered the
war the plan languished. The editor-
in-chief at this period drew a salary
of about $1,000 a year, with four as-
sistent editors getting $125 and a
critic, whose job was to pick flaws in
each morning's paper, drew $300.
Board Is Financially Sound
Financially the Board had grown
so strong that incorporation was
necessary in 1919 and a year later an-
other source of wealth was opened
for the paper when The Daily Official
Bulletin was created. In the ten
boom years which followed The Daily
boomed too-1930 found it strongly
entrenched. In that year it was
chosen as the best college paper in
the country-it had already achieved
the distinction of being the first paper
of its type to introduce a special Sun-
day issue a few years earlier.
The cryptic Alumnus headline
"Daily Goes Metropolitan" told of the
paper's expansion in news facilities.
The next year a reporter's dream
came true and the Board came

through-the beautiful and well-
equipped Student Publications office.
Now papers came off a Duplex press
in place of the "pony" outfit which
had been used a decade previously,
now the pulse of the press replaced
the cuss words of the six Daily car-
riers who had folded the papers by
hand in other years.
Daily Beats Depression
In 1933, men unemployed and a
depression ridden country-but The
Daily beat the depression, introduced
a picture section. In 1934 a Sunday
rotogravure section followed and a
year later an Associated Press tele-
type machine replaced the former
phone service. Almost annually by
now The Daily was picked as "pace-
maker" of college papers. Such
alumni of its staff as Governor Frank
Murphy; Thomas J. Dewey, New
York's vice investigator; Lee A. White,
and a hundred others reminisced
about their Daily days.
Now the complete new office equip-
ment-a dream brought to fulfill-
ment The presses still turn . .. And
that's the story of The Daily.

NewsOfThe World As Illustrated In Associated Press Pictures
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This Yacht Racing May Be Fun,
But It Runs Into Heavy Money
NEW YORK, Aug. 7.-(P)-To the ing commission. It's the tops in
man who has paddled his own canoe, yachting, however, and there's not the
this America's Cup racing business is slightest foundation for believing the

Miss Caroline Davis, left, and Mrs. Leslie D. Hawkridge, president
of State Birth Control League in Massachusetts, are shown at Boston
just before the pleaded innocent to a charge of "illegally advertising
contraceptives." Hearing of the case was set for August 26.

not only a bit complicated but a sea-
going luxury that staggers the im-
Roughly speaking and for no pur-
pose other than to get possession of
a battered old ewer originally worth
100 guineas or $500, its estimated
$25,000,000 has been spent for big
sailing boats.
This includes the yachts built for
tryouts on both sides of the water as
wel las the huge schooners, cutters
and sloops that actually were select-
ed for America's Cup competition over
a 67-year period. The majority never
even went to the starting line of a
cup race. Most are now in naval
graveyards or on view, as relics, at
places like the Herreshoff Plant at
Bristol, R.I. One sold for $5,000 as
Does Not Include Upkeep
The sum spent for the racers does
not include the upkeep or all the
items involved in taking your yacht
to the races. T.O.M. Sopwith rushed
to completion a $2,000,000 motor
yacht so that the British sportsman
and his accompanying party would
be comfortably and conveniently fixed
for this year's trip to American wa-
Ranger and Endeavour II each cost
nearly $500,000 to build, equip, and
keep in condition for this year's races.
Their sails alone cost around $100,-
000. Each carried professional crews
of 25 men, including a captain and
two mates. Every time one or the
other was hauled out for inspection
or repairs, there was a substantial
shipyard bill. These cup boats, fra-
gile and built strictly for racing, are
watched as closely as a favorite for
the Kentucky Derby.
There's nothing anywhere in sports,
unless it's horse-racing on a grand
scale, that compares in cost or spec-
tacular proportions to big yacht-
racing. In all British-American wa-
ters, there are only eight or nine
sloops of the class "J" variety in rac-

While two families prepared for legal warfare over his custody,,
dark-eyed Donald Horst, above, 31 months old, awakened at a Chicago
orphanage crying for his "Mommy." He wanted to be back again with
Mrs. Otto Horst, who mothered him from infancy and from whose arms
he was wrested by Mr. and Mrs. John Regan, his real parents.

New York yacht club, which has cus-
tody of the America's Cup and fixes
the rules, will yield to suggestions to
reduce the size of cup boats.
It's an exclusive proposition now
and they want to keep it that way.
There's no objection to the fellow
with a sailing dinghy or a two-cylin-
der motorboat going out to see how
the big fellows do it but as to making
the America's Cup competition any-
thing in the nature of a free-for-all--
perish the thought-
No Gate Receipts Here
Nobody connected with the Ameri-
ca's Cup has the slightest thought
about gate receipts or any source of
income calculated to absorb part of
the huge expense involved Such is the
freedom of the seas that anybody can
run an excursion boat to the races,
for whatever profit he can make out
of it, but the New York Yacht Club
doesn't take a "cut."
What about all the publicity? Per-
haps, in the case of Sir Thomas Lip-
ton, it wasn't overlooked and did no
harm to the tea business of the pop-
ular old Irishman. But, over a
period of 31 years, during which he
made five unsuccessful challenges,
Lipton probably spent close to $10,-
000,000 on his Shamrocks and all the
things that otherwise went into the
cost of yachting operations.
Jewel Wuerfel
Given Detroit
Fashion Award
Winning the final decision of seven
well known New York fashion writers,
Jewel Wuerfel, '37, former women's
editor of The Daily, recently placed
first in a scholarship contest spon-
sored by Himelhoch's Department
Store in Detroit.
The scholarship will entitle Mtss
Wuerfel to tuition for a nine-month
course at the School for Fashion Ca-
reers, Rockefeller Plaza, New York
City. She plans to enter sometime
in September, it was announced.
Miss Wuerfel won the contest over
a field of more than 300 entries and
was the only University of Michigan
student to receive a ranking position.
Miss Wuerfel was active in cam-
pus affairs. Affiliated with Alpha
Chi Omega, she was also a member
of Wyvern, junior women's honorary
society and a member of The Daily
editorial staff for three years.

A neighbor comforts Alice Gregor, 15, right, after she returned to
her Pittsburgh, Pa., home to find her mother, two sisters and brother
dead. Police said Bernard Gregor, 20, murdered his mother and two
sisters, 25 and 15, in the bedrooms of their home, and then committed
suicide. Notes indicate Bernard was driven to the act by worry over
the family.
Fired For Teaching Evolution

WAYNESBURG, Pa., Aug. 7.-(A)- they desc
A discharged veteran teacher, ac- He add
cused by her pupils of teaching evo- "There
lution in a history class, will renew called the
her fight Tuesday for reinstatement tells of t.
to a Greene County rural grade pupil ask
school. this, and
The 44 year old instructor, Mrs. but made
Laura E. Morris, invoked the recently scended
enacted teacher's tenure law and de- "Two
manded a hearing before the White- same que
ley Township Board which dismissed ris replie
her on charges of incompetence and you?' "
cruelty. "It was
Mrs. Morris began her defense last A couple
night and further testimony will be funny.
heard Tuesday night. "Evolut
Gene Jones, a pupil and one of 12 ly in the
witnesses against her, testified: be menti
"Mrs. Morris was always telling us also char
that we descended from monkeys and cruelty a:
in history class she would take time One p
out of the regular lesson to tell us that she
about her ancestors." a bal lb
James E. Isherwood, counsel for paddle ax
Mrs. Morris, said today that the students.
teachers never told the pupils that charges.

cended from monkeys.'
is a book used in the schools
e Book of Knowledge, which
he development of man. One
ked Mrs. Morris to explain
she did it as best she. could,
no statement that they de-
from monkeys.
or three pupils asked the
stion, and to one Mrs. Mor-
ed, 'Well, I don't know-do
s all more or less of a joke.
e of pupils wanted to be
tion does not figure serious-
case, and probably will not
oned again. Mrs. Morris is
ged with in competency and
nd she will testify Tuesday."
upil, Jack Jones, asserted
struck him on the knee with
at and had used a poker,
,nd a strap to discipline other
Mrs. Morris will deny the

Betrothal Of Former
University Students
Is Announced Here
The engagement of Miss Elizabeth
Greve to John Kauffman was an-
nounced yesterday by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Greve of
Ann Arbor. Mr. Kauffman is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse S. Kauff-
man of Ann Arbor
Miss Greve graduated from the
University and received her master's
degree in June. She is a member of
Phi Kappa Phi, was president of
Senior Society, president of Crop
and Saddle, a member of the Contem-
porary staff and of The Michigan

"Me 'n' Paul," who pitched the St. Louis Cardinals to a world cham-
pionship in 1934, here sit on the sidelines with injuries, at St. Louis.
Paul Dean, right, has a bad shoulder, and Dizzy a sore arm and a sore
foot. Ole Diz hasn't won a game since the Fourth of July.


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