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Daily Is Campus Newspaper
Published Entirely by Students

The Daily enters its fifty-seventh
year of continuous publication this
fall. It was first conceived by a group
of independent men in 1890 who dub-
bed it the "U of M Daily" and pub-
lished it from a little print shop
downtown. Soon The Daily was
moved to' the Ann Arbor Press
Building and the name was changed
to The Michigan Daily.
In 1932, the Student Publications

Perspectives Is
Published Again
Successor of a long line of campus
literary magazines, Perspectives re-
sumed publication last spring after
a war-time lapse of three years. The
magazine was begun in 1937 and
since 1939 has been issued as a sup-
plement to the Michigan Daily. The
plans at present are to publish an
issue monthly during the school year.
The purpose of Perspectives is to
provide an outlet for the work of
students in the fields of fiction,
poetry, essay and drama. The repu-
tation of the University of Michigan
as a center of creative writing has
been reflected in the high quality of
material incorporated in the magaz-
ine. Several noted authors have pub-
lished some of their first work in
Perspectives. Among these are Jay
McCormick, Maritta Wolff, Robert
Hayden and John MalcolmBrinnin.
Perspectives welcomes contribu-
tions from any student or member
of the faculty. Students interested
in working on the staff of Perspec-
tives may contact the editor, Bob
Huber, at the Student Publications
Building any afternoon during the
first week of the term.

Building was opened, With plant and
equipment valued at a quarter of a
million dollars, The Daily has the
most complete set-up in the country
for publishing a campus newspaper.
Entirely Studlent-Run
The Daily is run entirely by stu-
dents. Any student may work on the
paper after establishing his eligibili-
ty in the first semester of his fresh-
man year. Promotions are made on
the basis of merit, and junior and
senior positions are paid.n
The Board in Control of Student
Publications, made up of faculty,
alumni and student representatives,
supervises publication of The Daily
and the Michiganensian. The Board
makes senior appointments, but it
does not attempt to censor Daily
stories or editorials before they are
A direct wire from the Associated
Press furnishes state, national and
international news for The Daily,
which is published every day dur-
ing the week except Monday.
The Daily also features syndicated
columns by Samuel Grafton and
Harold Ickes, as well as a daily car-
toon by Bill Mauldin and a syndi-
cated comic strip, "Barnaby."
The business staff has complete
charge of Daily finances. Members
of this staff service all accounts, draw
up advertising dummies, keep the
15ooks and handle circulation.
Sports, Women's Staffs
The Daily sports staff gives com-
plete coverage of all sports events and
the women's staff has charge of cov-
ering all campus women's activities.
The Daily has consistently placed
high in the yearly ratings of the As-
sociated Press and has taken top
honors for a number of years in a
row-winning the Pacemaker award.
It has also' won the highest awards
from Sigma Delta Chi, national jour-
nalism fraternity.

Garg Furnishes
Dilettantes With
Literary Haven
What is the Gargoyle? That, fresh-
man, might be answered in a myriad
of ways. One might say it is a maga-
zine, but how prosaic is such an an-
swer. One might even say it is a
Humor Magazine, but one might not
say it without fear of contradiction.
The best answer yet given is that
the Gargoyle is the only magazine
in existence "that reads madly in all
Now that you know what the Gar-
goyle is, let us make clear what it is
not. The "Gargle" as it is affec-
tionately called, is not a mouth wash,
in spite of the fact that many peo-
ple astringently claim that it is. It is
not a high hat magazine, not in the
least intellectually snobbish. Many
people claim it couldn't be any more
devoid of intellectual snobbishness if
it were published in a mental insti-
Which naturally brings us to the
publishing of the magazine. Where,
by whom, and why? First we will dis-
pense with the last question as no
satisfactory answer has ever been
brought forth. It is published by stu-
dents, normal students, freshmen
students, sophmore students, even
junior and senior students. These
students are a happy, perfectly
normal bunch. Things in the
Garg office aren't as lively as they
once were, what with Lady Godiva
graduated last June, and Napoleon
writing editorials for the Daily, but
the old crowd still manages to keep
things moving at a rapid pace.
In spite of its proximity to the 'En-
sian office, the Gargoyle is best
known as the pepper component of
the variety which is the spice of the
students' life. It is a jaded student
body, fe'd up with writing letters dur-
ing lecture hours, that impatiently
awaits the monthly publication of
"ye olde Gargoyle."

Is Published
Here Annually
Of special interest to editors and
workers on high school yearbooks are
the opportunities for valuable experi-
ence offered to freshmen and sopho-
more tryouts of the Michiganensian
staff. Michigan's outstanding year-
book is the product of an editorial
and a business staff with headquart-
ers in the Student Publications
Tryouts on the editorial staff as-
sist in the preparation and assem-
bly of photographs and copy for
the 350-page annual. In. addition
to writers and photographers, the
'Ensian editorial staff has work for
typists and persons interested in
lay-out and design. The entire
editorial staff attends regular
meetings held once a week.
For those with a business bent
there is a separate tryout staff that
assists in handling all the 'Ensian
business matters. The tryout has the
opportunity to acquire a knowledge
of the business end of publishing in
practical work. His job is to sell the
'Ensian and handle accounts, con-
tracts, advertising and circulation.
The most deserving members of
both tryout groups receive compli-
mentary copies of the 'Ensian and
are eligible to petition for junior and
senior positions on the staff when
they have reached the end of their
sophomore year. Headed by the man-
aging editor and business manager,
the art editor, junior editors, and
photography editor, with the help
of the tryouts, cooperate to 'put out'
the 'Ensian..
'U' Broadcasts Weekly
The University Broadcasting Ser-
vice presents 15 programs every week,
including news, drama, music and
educational programs.

very Hopwood
Hit Plays Aid
Young Writers

"Getting Gertie's Garter," Little
Miss Bluebeard," Fair and Warmer"
and other farces written by Avery
Hopwood helped would-be writers at
this University gain a financial start.
Hopwood, a Michigan graduate in
1905, was a millionaire playwright
at the time of his death in 1928, when
he willed to his alma mater $551.-
069.78 from which prizes are award-
ed in the annual Hopwood writing
Awards in Four Fields
Begun in 1931, the awards to date
total $97,000. Prizes are awarded in
four fields of writing: drama, poetry,
essay and fiction.
Awards for Hopwood winners
range from $50 to over $1000. Mich-
igan is the only university in the
world which offers its students such
large prizes in the field of writing.
The original contests were for up-
perclassmen only. The following
winter, however, a special Freshman
Hopwood Contest was begun, and in
1938 the annual summer Hopwoods
came into being.
One of the 1931 winners was Betty
Smith, who entered a play entitled
"Francie Nolan." Miss Smith's re-
cent best seller, "A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn," had as its heroine one
Francie Nolan.
Motion Picture Rights
Motion picture rights to "Clemen-
tine" by Peggy Goodin, 1945 Avery
Hopwood Fiction Award winner, were
sold one week after the book was
Many other Hopwood prize winners
have had their winning works pub-
lished by major publishing houses.
"The Broken Pitcher" by Naomi Gil-
patrick, "Years Before the Flood" by
Marjorie Roane, "Family Tree" by
Florence Maple, "A Sweep of Dusk"
by William Kehoe, and "Valley of
the Sky" by Hobart Skidmore are
some of the better known Hopwood
award winning books which have
been published.
Short Stories Published
Many Hopwood short story win-
ners have had their works published
in magazines. "The Atlantic Month-
ly," "Colliers," "The Saturday Even-
ing Post," and "Good Housekeeping"
have carried stories by Hopwood win-
Hopwood entries are judged by
members of the English department
and, during the major spring con-
test, by prominent American literary
figures. Prof. Roy W. Cowden of the
English department is director of the
Hopwood contests.
A special room is maintained in
Angell Hall by the English depart-
ment for Hopwood writers.

Playwright's Will Gave
Alma Mater $551,069

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for the edit staff and learn the journalistic technique that rates .the
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with a "C" average to be eligible.




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