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rvf Jim West, David Snyder and Roy McQueen look over the final copy for another issue of the University Daily. UNIVERSITY DAILY Approaching Professional Standards The University Daily, the stu- dent newspaper, is a vital part of Tech life, bringing the international, national, state, local and campus new s to the students daily Tuesday through Saturday. In the changing world in which we live, the active staff is kept busy informing the student body of the la- test happenings. The staff is striving to better inform through its goal of attempting to attain the standards of a professional newspaper. David Snyder ' s previous work and outstanding leadership have merited for him a second year as editor-in-chief. This has only been accomplished a few times in the long history of the paper. Roy McQueen and Jim West are the managing editors whose responsi- bility it is to provide content and make-up for the first page. Also the staff includes Katie O ' Neill, news editor; Rita Williams, campus editor; Bill Moore, sports editor; Rodney Kemp, assistant sports editor; Margaret Eastman, fine arts editor; Casey Charness, assistant fine arts editor; Vy Townsend, edito- rial assistant; Kyle Morse, picture editor; Fred Koenig, advertis- ing manager; and Jean Fannin, John DroUinger, Bill Seyler, Janyth Car- penter and Lee Mabrito, copy editors. Several of the members have been on previous staffs which illus- trates the experience that is evident in the paper. Besides the regular staff, the first year journalism reporting stu- dents cover campus activities, while the advanced classes are assigned city news coverage of such variety as bond issues, the city council, and the Board of City Development. The latest innovation of the Uni- versity Daily is the new printing pro- cess — the offset method. Moreover, this is the first time that the paper has been printed off-campus since the publication began as the Toreador in 1925. Throughout the past forty-two years, the student newspaper has been approaching professional stand- ards. In the recent years the paper has grown with the school so that now it is a full size paper with the style and news of the national papers. Being a member of the As- sociated Press, the University Daily obtains news first-hand. A new col- umn, " News Focus Today by the As- sociated Press, " was added this year. It is a column on the first page containing top news of national and international interest. K " " ' Hi In competition, the publication has brought honor to the school, al- ways receiving top awards given by the Southwestern Press Club of the Southwestern Journalism Congress. The editorial page, the heart of the newspaper, plays an active role in student events by revealing the top controversial subjects on campus. Re- cent outstanding questions per- tained to the name change issue, new Code of Student Affairs, state sup- port to higher education, and other various subjects which developed durnig the year. Through these ed- torials, the readers may better see many sides of an issue. In 1965 when the University Speaker Series began, there were four speakers. Now its agenda has been greatly enlarged and includes many of the nation ' s most outstand- ing people from diversified walks of life. All of the University Series speakers are covered and interviewed by the University Daily reporters. The fine art columns have been expanded considerably this year. This increase is due to the additional fine t 4 Tyme
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!• home economics and agriculture. The accomplishments of the Business Administration and En- gineering Schools are enumerated in Future, edited by Elaine Saul. The window tradition is contin- ued in Class Views which are devoted to pictures of the members of each class. Editors of these sections were: Betty Anglim, Freshman View; Don- na Johnstone, Sophomore View; Brenda Oliver, Junior View; and Pat- sy Lokey, Senior View. During the summer each section editor formed a flexible layout for each page of his magazine. These lay- outs were taken to Taylor Publishing Company for criticism and sugges- tions. Art Editor for the 1967-68 La Ventana was Pete McKay and head photographer was Johnny Shipman. Final window polishing was su- pervised by Bill Dean, Director of Student Publications. A Tech grad- uate, he was director of publications at Lubbock High School before re- turning to Tech for his present po- sition. glirfi Tyme 3
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im art programs and amplification of the previous ones. Wayne ' s Records has been most cooperative in loaning records for re- view. Many of the latest releases in the literary field are also reviewed. The Lubbock theater centers have broadened their interests and have more performances during the year. A new and welcome addition to Lubbock is the Hayloft, a dinner club with Broadway plays for entertainment. In addition to editorials and rel- evant news, the informative articles, sports section, campus activities, in- teresting pictures, and advertising are co-ordinated to give Tech a full and well planned newspaper. New talent and new ideas are constantly driving the University Daily towards its goal. In addition to the challenges and good times, the staff gains valuable experience for a possible future vocation. Sports editors Bill Moore and Rodney Kemp Fine Arts editors Casey Charness and Margaret Eastman Copy editors Jean Fannin, Lee Mabrito, Bill Seyle, John Drollinger and Janyth Carpenter Katie O ' Neill, news editor (right), discusses a story with Rita Williams, campus editor, and Vy Townsend, editorial assistant. Tyme 5
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