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April 27, 1934 - Image 6

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Finals Of

Annual Debate

Six Women To
Receive Annual
Honor Awards
Women's Varsity Debate
TeamtMet Four Rivals
In Year's Program
Six members of the women's Var-
sity debating squad will receive the
annual Eleanor Clay Ford awards
given to members of the squad who
have served on teams participating
in the annual conference debates. The
award to be presented in the near
future to each candidate selected, con-
sists of a medallion and a check for
The women who are to be thus hon-
ored are Elizabeth Smith, '35, Dor-
othy Saunders, '35, and Winifred
Bell, '36, who represented Michigan
on the affirmative team, and Marabel
Smith, '34Ed., Katherine Coffield, '35,
and Eleanor Blum, '35, who composed
the negative team.
The question debated in the con-
ference debates with Northwestern
and Ohio State Universities this year
was "Resolved, That the Chicago Uni-
versity Plan of Education Should
Be Adopted By Members of the Big
Ten Included in This Debate League."
The first of the debates was held
March 1 when the local negative
team met Northwestern's affirmative
team at Evanston and lost the de-
bate. Ohio State's negative team came
to Ann Arbor March 5 for the second
conference debate, meeting the Mich-
igan affirmative team in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. That debate, too,
was decided against the Michigan
These two meets are the only two
decision debates in which the wom-
en's squad takes part during the
year. They meet in dual non-decision
debates with Albion College and with
Wayne University, formerly Detroit
City College. The question discussed
is. the same as the conference ques-
tion for the year.
A new discussion plan was followed
in the debate with Albion College
this year. Described by Coach Floyd
K. Riley of the speech department
as a "sort of cross-examination plan,"
it was considered very successful. The
method is for each woman to speak
for 10 minutes, negative and affirma-
tive members alternating; then, after
her constructive speech each speaker
submits to a cross-examination, an-
swering questions put to her by mem-
bers of the opposing team
Other women who worked on the
squad this year were Katherine Stoll,
'35, and Helen Podolsky, '34.
Seven To Enter'
Forensic Group
Tomorrow Niht
The annual initiation banquet for
Delta Sigma Rho, national honorary
forensic fraternity, will be held at
6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Union. The
initiation ceremony will be held at
5:30 p.m. with seven new members
being taken in.
Those invited to join were Edward
Downs, '36, Eleanor Blum, '35, Abe
Zwerdling, '35, Dorothy Saunders,
'35, Jacob Weissman, '35, Katherine
Coffield, '34, and M. Elizabeth Smith,
Dr. H. L. Ewbank, of the speech de-
partment at the University of Wis-
consin, who is also president of the
National Association of Teachers of
Speech, will deliver the principal ad-
dress at the banquet. Prof. Ewbank
is also national president of Delta
Sigma Rho.

Forensic Manager

* * *
Me~urnwy Goes On
Band-iring Spree
To Amuse Debaters
Not content apparently with two
high school bands, one of 80 pieces
and the other with 85 musicians,
James H. McBurney, manager of the
Michigan High School Forensic As-
sociation who is playing host this
week-end to thousands of high school
students from all parts of the state,
has engaged the services of even an-
other group of marching musicians.
This time it is Michigan's own
"Fighting Hundred" which has en-
gaged the attention of the extremely
band-conscious Varsity debate coach,
and his hands are literally filled now
with drum majors, batons and snare
The Varsity band, it seems, is to
supply music for a concert to be held
in Hill Auditorium just before the
debate tonight. The two high school
units will vie for honors at a contest
to be held in the front of the audi-
torium before the Varsity program
starts. Obviously there will be music
enough for all, despite the fact that
Ann Arbor's population will have in-
creased considerably during the day.
The Lincoln High School band,
from Ferndale, will start its march
at 7 p.m. from in front of the Union,
at the same time that the Battle
Creek High school units leaves the
steps of Angell Hall and the Varsity
musicians start out from Morris Hall.
It is predicted that Ann Arbor police-
men will have much fun with State
Street traffic during the proceedings.
hie-t<-lass Speech
Contest Is May 17
The Interclass Oratorical Contest
for Speech 31 will be held May 17,
at 4 p.m. in Room 1025 Angell Hall,
The eight best speakers, chosen by
ballot from the eight speech sections,
will compete.
The general topic for the contest,
which is to be extemporaneous will
be "Control of Radio Broadcasting."
At 3 p.m., one hour before the contest,
each student competing will be as-
signed a special phase of the general
Every student taking Speech 31
will attend the contest and will cast
a ballot determining the best speaker.
Charles A. Rogers, '34, president of
the Oratorical Association, will act as
chairman of the contest, and will
present the winner with the Univer-
sity Oratorical Medal.

Varsity Team
Finishes With
Good Record
Debaters End Season In
Second Place In Big 10;
Win 9Of 12 Decisions
In keeping with the tradition that
Michigan teams are always on top or
near the top the Michigan Varsity
debating team finished their season
this year by winning 9 out of 12 de-
cision debates and also placed second
in the newly inaugurated Conference
Debating Tournament.
In the first semester, debating on
the question "Resolved, That a Con-
stitutional Amendment Making Per-,
manent the Powers of the President
as of July 1, 1933, Should(Be Adopt-
ed," the debaters won all of their de-
cision debates. They defeated Wayne
University twice, Notre Dame, Uni-
versity of Iowa, and the University
of Minnesota. They also acquitted
themselves favorably, according to
James H. McBurney, Varsity debat-
ing coach, in their five non-decision
debates. In these they opposed the
University of Detroit twice, Bowling
Green State College twice, and North-
western University once.
The Conference question for the
second semester's debates was "Re-
solved, That Japan Accept the Recom-
mendations of the Lytton Commis-
sion as a Basis for Future Policy in the
Far East." As preliminary debates to
the Conference Tournament in March
the debaters held non-decision con-
tests with Marquette, University of
Florida, New York University, and
Columbia University. At the Con-
ference tournament Michigan placed
second to the University of Wisconsin.
They defeated Wisconsin, Indiana,
and Purdue, but lost to Northwestern,
Illinois, and Ohio State.
The men who represented Michigan
in debates this year were Victor Rab-
inowitz, '34L, Clinton Sandusky, '34,
Harry Running, Grad., Abe Zwer-
dling, '35, Nathan Levy, '34L, Edward
Litchfield, '36, Edward Downs,, '36,
Jacob Weissman, '35, Samuel Travis,
'34, Stewart Cram, '34, and Lee Shaw,
During the last four years, Mich-
igan has won the League title out-
right once, tied for first once, and
tied for second twice.
Bureau Solves
JOb Problems
(Continued from Page 1)
this way to advance in their profes-
In addition to dealing with candi-
dates the bureau keeps in constant
touch with private schools, colleges,
universities, public school systems,
the federal civil service, the Bureaus
of Insular Affairs and of Indian Af-
fairs, and various other governmental
Despite existing economic condi-
tions, which have worked many hard-
ships within the teaching profession,
in 1933, for the first time since the
organization of the breau, the num-
ber of placements made was greater
than the number of calls, and in-
creased from 4 per cent of calls placed
in 1929 to 103 per cent in 1933. Three
hundred twenty-six were placed in
1933 with the bureau's help and 94
without it, a total of 420, as com-
pared with 377 in 1922 and 416 in
1931. Placements in both public
schools and colleges substantially in-
creased in 1933 as compared wtih
the previous year.


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