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Union Aids
War Effort
Exclusive Men's Club
Retains Its Traditions
Throwing open its doors to the
numerous service units on campus,
the Michigan Union, the exclusive
club of all University men, is one of
the outstanding contributors to the
University's war activities.
Union tradition goes back to the
beginning of the century. In 1903-04
plans were first formulated for a
Michigan men's organization. Three
years later, the Union was formally
opened to members and was housed
in the former Judge Cooley home
which featured one billiard table, a
lounge and two dining rooms serving
a total of 70.
Cooley House Inadequate
By 1914, it was recognized that the
"Cooley House" was inadequate and
a campaign to raise $1,000,000 for a
new clubhouse resulted in the con-
struction of the present Union build-
ing in 1920. The Michigan Union is
now one of the largest and most com-
pletescollege Unions in the United
New University men make their
first acquaintance with the Union
during orientation week. As soon as
a student has enrolled in the Uni-
versity, he may go to the Student
Offices located in the first floor of
the building and register as a mem-
ber. No dues are charged since part
of the University tuition goes for this
Union Pin Given
Upon registering each entering
student will be presented with a Un-
ion pin which is the common badge
of all Michigan men. Men on cam-
pus are 'eligible to use the 22-table
billiards room, the table tennis room,
the bowling alley, swimming pool,
Pendleton library, lounges, confer-
ence rooms and hotel facilities.
The Union takes an active part in
such war activities as maintaining a
student blood donor's bank to aid the
Red Cross in its drives and , the
Bomber Scholarship to enable Uni-
versity war veterans to continue their
education here after the war.
During the football season the
Union staff operates a ticket re-sale
desk for the convenience of those
wishing to exchange or sell football
Traditions Are Numerous
Many traditions have grown up
around the Union. Among these are
the taboo on women using the front
entrance, the custom of table-carv-
ing by senior students in the Tap
Room, and the barring of wompn
from the Pendleton Library and the
Tap Room.
The government of the Union con-
sists of an executive council which

Michig an Ibily Eniters Its
55th Year of Pubication

Published first in 1890 as a private
student enterprise and long recog-
nized as an outstanding college news-
paper in the country. The Daily will
enter its 55th year this fall.
In recent years, The Daily has re-
ceived the All-American Pacemaker
Award ten times and has taken top
honors in the contest sponsored by
Sigma Delta Chi, national college
journalistic society three times. Op-
erated entirely by students under the
supervision of the Board of Control.
it is published in the Student Pub-
lications Building, paid for by pro-
ceeds from The Daily. Since 1916,
it has been a member of the Asso-
ciated Press.
Four Staffs Open
To the student, The Daily offers
experience in four branches of jour-
nalism. Open to the prospective staff
member are the. editorial, sports,
business and women's staffs. Those
proving capable of handling the work
are gradually promoted to more re-
sponsible positions.
Those who try out for the editor-
ial staff, for example, become mem-
bers of the freshman group. They
work on the night desk once a week
and are given beats to cover. If they
prove efficient, they soon rise to the

The highest positions of responsi-
bility are held by the senior staff,
appointed by the Board of Control.
They include the managing editor,
editorial director, city editor, sports
and women's editor and businessl
Experience Is Broadening
Throughout its history, the "Mi-
chigan Daily" has been outstanding
in its coverage of campus and sports
activities. Experience on the staff
has proved broadening and invalu-
able to many students whatever his
final career. Those who have work-
ed on the business branch have re-
ceived practical training in account-
ing and management. Other jobs on
The Daily have developed initiative,
resourcefulness, an dthe ability to
make quick decisions. Today former
members of the staff can be found in
all walks of life, several of them as
foreign correspondents.
S (Continued from Page 1)
veterans enrolled this summer al-
ready have their A.B. degrees and
are working toward professional de-

Engine School
Expects 100
New Civilians
Freshmen Enrollees
Include 12 Women
An enrollment of approximately
100 civilian freshmen in the School
of Engineering is expected for the
fall term, according to Mr. Ira Smith,
University Registrar.
The number anticipated is ap-
proximately the same as that of last
fall, Mr. Smith said. The bulk of
the enrollment in the engineering
college consists of members of the
local Navy V-12 Unit, from which
902 students were enrolled in engi-
neering during the Summer Term.
There were only 308 undergraduate
civilian students in the engineering
school this summer.
Among the new enrollees there
are twelve women, indicating a con-
stant increase of women students in
Engineering programs will remain
similar to those carried out during
the past year, according to Assistant
Dean Walter J. Emmons. The school
has been operating on an accelerated
three term basis for the last three
years, and has been gearing its pro-
gram to training fdr members of the
armed forces on campus.
The School of Engineering now
contains thirteen departments and
combined-curriculum programs, in-
chuding aeronautical, chemical, met-
allurgical, civil, electrical and me-
chanical engineering, naval archi-
tecture and marine engineering, and
engineering physics, mechanics,
mathematics, transportation, law
( and business administration.

HOME OF PUBLICATIONS-The Student Publications Building on Maynard Street where The Daily,
the Student Directory and the Michiganensian are published is shown above. Offices of The Daily are
located on the second floor; the shop is downstairs.


Deadline Broken for Invasion Extra
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When news of the invasion of the
European continent galvanized city
rooms in newspapers from coast to
coast, morning newspapers gone to
press long before the flash was an-
nounced at 3:32 a. m., June 6, had
to be completely reset to get the
story into print.
Pages of The Michigan Daily
had been locked up by 2 a. m. and
the night editor was scanning an
edition headlining German re-
ports of landings on the French
coast, for typographical errors. At
2:30, 15 minutes overtime, a sleepy
night editor prepared to okay the
final proofs prior to sliding the
steel chases into the big cylinder
The forms were already.in the press
when a phone call from Jane Far-
rant, Managing Editor of The Daily,
tipped the night editor of the im-
pending story. Miss Farrant had
been routed from her studies at home
by a message -from the Associated
includes a president, six vice-presi-
dents, a secretary and five student
committees. The officers are elected
by the male students and the six vice-
presidents represent the different
schools on the campus.
The committees are orientation-
campus affairs, war activities, social
administration and publicity.
The Union also houses several stu-
dent organizations, such as the In-
terfraternity Council, Sphinx and

Press bureau in Detroit warning of
the impending news break.
The student reporters went up-
stairs to the newsroom to begin a
deathwatch on the teletype.
The linotypes in the shop were si-
lent and operators clustered around
the radio.
Twenty minutes later, at 2:30,
the teletype picked out jerkily "Al-
lied headquarters will make an
important announcement at 3:32
a. m. (EWT)." The reporters
waited. The night editor tore off
a clean dummy page and began
tentatively to reframe the front
At 3:25 the teletype jolted. An
operator in New York was methodic-
ally recording the minutes, 3:25,
At 3:32 a. in., eastern wartime, 12
bells jangled from the teletype and
first official word of the invasion was
received. "Flash-General 'Eisen-
hower announced today the Allies
have landed in France."
Work of redrafting the paper on
the most important story since
America's entry in the war in
1941 was begun. Telephone calls
awoke sleeping staff members
throughout the city. The banner
line was written and rewritten as
additional news poured in.
In the shop, a picture of General
Eisenhower was placed on the make-
up-man's composing stone. A map
of proseprous Normandy, once again

the scene o fan historic invasion, was
The skies were light when the lino-
typers finished the work of trans-
posing the teletype stories into lead.
By 6 a. m., two and one-half hours
after the initial skeleton announce-
ment, copies of the Michigan Daily
rolled off the press carrying the story
of the invasion.

sophomore staff, which embodies grees. Four are enrolled in medicine,
writing editorials and covering more eight in law and 22 in the graduate
important beats. - school.
Juniors Have Charge - In more than one third of the
As members of the junior staff of cases so far, the University has sug-
12 night editors, the student is in gested to men who wanted to enroll
charge of The Daily one night a at Ann Arbor that their individual
week. He writes most of the editor- case would be better served at some
ials and handles important beats. other institution.

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