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Meet Monroe In

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Hill Auditorium
Will Again Be
Scene Of Event
Sponsored By University
Extension Division And
Detroit Free Press
4,000 High School
Students To Attend
Teams Will Be Awarded
Trophies; Other Prizes
To Be Given
Flint Northern High School will
meet Monroe High School in the
finals of the eighteenth annual Mich-
igan Forensic Association tournament
sponsored by the University Exten-
sion Division and the Detroit Free
Press at 7:45 p.m. today in Hill Au-
ditorium.
Marjorie Wilson, Sidney Davidson,
and James McCulloch will represent
Flint Northern for the affirmative, and
John McCallister, Walter Meir, and
Alda Rolph will take the negative for
the Monroe team.
Debate Subject
The subject for the debate is: "Re
solved, That the Federal Government
Should Adopt the Policy of Equalizing
Educational Opportunity Through the
Nation by Means of Annual Grants to
the Several States for Public Elemen-
tary and Secondary Education.
Dr. W. D. Henderson, director of
the Universityof Michigan Extension
Division, will preside over the contest
in the position of chairman. Dr.
Clarence T. Simons, of Northwestern
University, and Professors J. M.
O'Neill and G. E. Densmore of the de-
partment of speech and general ling-
uistics will be the critic judges of the
debate between the two schools.
Prizes To Be Awarded
Both finalists will be presented with
trophy cups by Dr. Henderson, acting
for the Extension Division. Similar
awards will be made to the other two
teams, East Lansing and Flint Cen-
tral, which reached the semi-final
round of the eliminations. Douglas
D. Martin, associate editor of the De-
troit Free Press, will present gold
watches to the six contestants.
The Flint Northern team, which has
been coached by James A. McMonagle,
has been victorious in the preliminary
debates of the Saginaw Valley Asso-
ciation over Flint Central, Bay City
Central, Saginaw, Saginaw Arthur
Hill, and Pontiac high schools. In the
elimination debates it defeated Lan-
sing Central, Detroit Northern, Elsie,
Big Rapids, and Flint Central. ,
Good Record
Monroe High, a member of the
Border Cities League of the tourna-
ment won its preliminary debates over
Fordson, Grosse Pointe, Monroe, and
Wyandotte High Schools. In its elim-
inations debates it gained decisions
over South Lake High School of St.
Clair Shores, Hillsdale, Detroit Mack-
enzie, River Rouge, and East Lansing.
The Monroe team was coached by H.
L. Endsley.
According to information received
at the offices of the Extension Divi-
sion a crowd of 4,000 is expected to
congregate in Hill Auditorium tonight.
A program for visiting high school
students here, including an exhibition
debate by the Michigan Varsity team,'
Eleanor Clay Ford
Testimonials Given
The Eleanor Clay Ford testimonials,
consisting of $50 and a medallion,
were recently awarded to six mem-
bers of the Varsity women's debat-
ingsteam. Thewomen Who received
the testimonials are Eleanor Blum,

'35, Katherine Stoll, '35-'37L, Mary
Esther Burns, '38, Elizabeth Smith,
'35Ed, Barbara Lutts, '36, and Doro-
thy Saunders, '35.
The women's team was victorious
in both of the Big Ten debates held
this year, defeating both Northwest-
ern and Ohio State. The question
which was debated was "Resolved,
That the Several Nations Should De-
clare Monopolies On the Sale and
Manufacture of All Munitions and
Other Instruments of War." They
also met Wayne University in two
debates, winning one decision, and
losing one.
Several non-decision° debates were
held with Albion College, Michigan
State Normal College, Ypsilanti, and
the Michigan College of Mines,
Houghton. Floyd K. Riley, of the
speech department, coached the
women's teams.

Finalists In High School Debate Tonight

Program Is Arranged
For Visiting Students
The following is today's program
arranged for visiting high school
students.
High School Student Confer-
cnces Concerning University Ad-
mizsicn. (Throughout the Day)
Room 107, Mason Hall.
2:00 p.m. - Exhibition Debate,
Hill Auditorium, on 1935-36 High
School Debate Question, "Nation-
alization of Munitions." Univer-
sity of Michigan vs. Albion, College.
3:30 p.m. - Campus Tour, leav-
ing from entrance of Haven Hall.
4:05 p.m. - Ferry Field. Comp-
limentary baseball game, Michigan
State Normal College vs. Univer-
sity of Michigan.
7:45 p.m.-- Hill Auditorium.
Eighteenth Annual State Champ-
. ionship Debate.
Honor Society
Invites 11 To
Membership
Delta Sigma Rho, national honor-
ary junior and senior forensic so-
ciety, has elected eleven students
prominent in debating activities here
to membership, subject to their ac-
ceptance yesterday, it was announced
by Clinton Sandusky, '37L, president
of the local chapter.
Initiation ceremonies and banquet
will be held on May 11 in the Union,
Sandusky said.
Robert Molloy, '37L, John Moekle,
'35, Edward Litchfield, '36, Leonard
Kimball, Grad., Wilbert Hineman,
Grad., Winifred Bell, '36, Barbara
Lutts, '36, Katherine Stoll, '37L, Dor-
othy Saunders, '35, Mary Esther Birns,
'36, and Mary E. Smith, '35Ed, have
been invited to join the organization,
he declared. '
Delta Sigma Rho, Sandusky de-
clared is open to students on campus
who have participated in at least one
conference debate or who have shown
their interest in other ways in foren-
sic activities. Of the 11 students who
have been invited to join, Molloy,
Mcekle, and Litchfield have been
members o fthe Varsity team this
year, and the Misses Bell, Lutss, Stoll,
Saunders, Burns, and Smith have de-
bated for the women's Varsity.
Open Conference
Of Schoolmasters
(Continued from Page 1)
ematics department presented the
changes recently made in the Uni-
versity's standards.
The general changes, he pointed
out, provided for five major groups
instead of the previous four, with
work still required in only four of
them, but a higher demand for se-
quences of single subjects to promote
a greater continuity of effort.
"However," he added, "the faculty
feels that Latin, mathematics, science,
and history, and the old standbys of
college preparation are still the best
preparation." He pointed out, for in-
stance, that "the mathematics de-
partment here is strongly opposed
to teaching plane goemetry and be-
ginning algebra in college," and that
students not offering the high school
subjects upon which many college
departments depend would be serious-
ly hampered.
He was followed by President Wyn-
and Wichers of Hope College, who
traced the influence that the Mich-
igan revision has had on colleges in
the state. "In a general way the col-
leges of the state of Michigan have

followed the University's plan," he
said, pointing out that all but five
of more than 25 colleges in the state
have adopted the University's plan
with only minor variations.
Paul A. Rehmus, principal of Bat-
tle Creek High School, closed the
symposium with a presentation of a
survey of high school superintendents

Michigan's Varsity Debating Teamr

Popularity Of
Forensics In
Schools Shown

From left to right: Edward Litchfield, '36, William Centner, '38, Abe
Zwerdling, '35. Below, center, Jack Moekle, '35.
Varsity Debate Team Puts Away
Its Crown After Strenuous Year

Flint Northern High School will meet Monroe in the finals of the
Michigan Forensic Tournament tonight in Hill Auditorium. On the
left, reading down; Marjorie Wilson, "Sidney Davidson, and James Mc-
Culloch, representing Flint Northern; on the right: John McCallister,
Walter Meir, and Alda Rolph, representing Monroe.
Five Separate Speech Groups
FOa
Flourish On Michigan Campus

Crowned with the Big Ten Confer-
ence debating championship the
Michigan Varsity Debating team has
laid away for the year its forensic
weapons of argument and rebuttal
which have brought it through a
schedule of 10 inter-collegiate con-
tests with only three defeats.
The two veterans of the Varsity,
Ed Litchfield and Abe Zwerdling, who
together have never been vanquished,
were outstanding during the year,
successfully defending their position
against all comers at the Delta Sig-
ma Rho Tournament held at Madi-
son, Wis., and at the Conference
Round-Robin at Evanston, Ind. The
two veterans will attempt to main-
tain their record this afternoon in the
exhibition debate with Albion College
in Hill Auditorium.
The two other members of the
Michigan team, William Centner and
Jack Moekle participated in State
Forensic Tournaments - Centner for
the Battle Creek team last year,
which reached the final round, and
Moekle as a member of the 1930-31
Detroit Northern team.
At the Conference Tournament held
April 5 and 6, Ohio State, Minnesota,
and Wisconsin all went down in de-
feat before the verbal offensive of
the four men who represented Mich-
igan. Purdue and Illinois, however,
were awarded decisions over the Wol-
verines.
The men's team carried the main
weight of the year's schedule, but
on the question of how the change
would affect the high schools. The
main difference, the general opinion
asserted, would be a loss of students
by the department of mathematics in
the case of girls, and of foreign lan-
guages in the case of boys, with cor-
responding gains in the field of the
social sciences and general science.
The afternoon program was com-
pleted by an address by Orin W. Kaye,
supervisor of FERA and freshman col-
leges in the state, who spoke on the
outlook for those institutions. A
strong increase in the emphasis on
the non-academic angles of the col-
leges was anticipated, together with
a raise of pay for the teachers, and
an effort to provide part time work
for students.
The program for tomorrow is head-
lined by a session on personal adjust-
ment, a business meeting of the Club,
and the reception and banquet at
night. The day will be devoted most-
ly to sessions on 27 general topics in
the field of instruction.
FOUNTAIN PENS, PENCILS
Parker, Sheaffer, waterman, wahi,
Eversharp. Large complete stock.
Service work a specialty.
O. D. MORRILL
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had the adequate and valuable as-
sistance of the women's squad. Un-
der the guidance of Floyd M. Riley of
the speech department, the latter was
victorious in its contests with North-
western and Ohio State - these two
victories aiding materially to Mich-
igan's ultimate winning of the con-
ference crown.
With the experienced coaching of
Dr. James McBurney, coach of the
debating team and manager of the
Forensic Association, the men's Var-
sity conquered Northwestern in the
Fall and annexed second place in
the National Sigma Delta Rho Tour-
nament.
Single honors for debating at the
University of Michigan have been
tacitly awarded to Edward Litchfield,
who has shown by his Varsity record
and by his capturing the National
Public Discussions Contest Award,
consistent forensic ability through-
out the year.

Syskens' 7-Day
Tardiness Lo®s t
Huey His Supp

esr
)ort

12,000 Michigan Students
Throughout State Active
During Year
The continued popularity of the
annual high school forensic tourna-
ment has been evidenced again this
year by the participation of over
12,000 students in 289 high schools
throughout the state in debating,
original oratory, declamation, and
extempore speaking competition that
is climaxed today with the champion-
ship debate between the two finalists
in Hill Auditorium.
The Forensic Association is under
the general direction of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Extension Division
in cooperation with the University
department of speech andgeneral
linguistics, the library extension serv-
ice, and an advisory council consist-
ing of representatives of the Mich-
igan Conference of City Superintend-
ents, the Michigan High School Prin-
cipals Association, and the Michigan
Association of Teachers of Speech.
All member schools of the Associa-
tion debated on the same question
during the year. The proposition of
V'ederal Aid To Education, the same
subject debated by the Michigan Var-
sity team during the first semester,
has been used during the period 1934-
35.
The debates of the Association are
held in two series: the first, a point-
winning program in which each
school debates four times, win or lose;
the second, an elimination schedule
including those schools having the
largest number of points. Losing
schools in each debate are dropped
during the second series, and by a
process of elimination the number is
gradually narrowed down to the two
teams that are scheduled to fight it
out for the championship in Hill
Auditorium.
There are three series of contests
in oratory, declamation, and extemp-
ore speaking: the local, sub-district,
and the district contests. They are
all sponsored by the Detroit News
which presents a Webster's dictionary
to the winners in the three events in
the sub-district contest. Wall ban-
ners are presented by the University
to the schools winning the district
contest.
waited, but no judge. Finally, in ex-
asperation or relief, they carried on
the debate without the professor, no
decision being rendered.
One week later, as an Alpha Nu
meeting was in progress, who should
come in but Professor Muyskens who
announced thatehe was all ready to
judge the debate.
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One of the most humorous incidents
in the University forensic societies'
humorous debates came one night in
the first semester when there was no
real debate at all.
Alpha Nu, honorary speech frater-
nity, was scheduled to debate with
the Adelphi House of Representatives
on the question: "Resolved, That Huey
Long Should Be President of the Unit-
ed States." Prof. John Muyskens of
the speech department consented to
serve as judge.
When the night for the speech con-
test came, the debaters gathered in
Angell Hall, their forensic weapons
shined and polished. They were all
set to go, but Professor Muyskens had.
not yet showed up. They waited and

By FLORENCE HARPER
Silence may be golden, but it is not I
recognized as such on the Michigan
campus judging from the number of
speech societies in existence here and
from the support theyereceive from
the student body. Indeed, it is a fact
worth noting that organizations for
the promotion of interest in debating'
or in forensics in general carry on
programs which are among the most:
extensive offered by campus groups.
There are five such societies, in
marked contrast to the single organi-
zation usually maintained by other
departments or interest groups. Three
of these are for men and two boast
an exclusively feminine membership,
indicating a possible error in the well-
known assumption concerning the
most talkative sex. Alpha Nu and
Adelphi are the speech spieties for
men in the literary school, with Ath-
ena and Zeta Phi corresponding or-
ganizations for women, and Sigma
Rho Tau the honorary speech group
for engineers.
All these organizations are honor-
ary, admittance to membership for
most of them coming after a period'
of pledgeship. Election may be ob-
tained by trying out with a series of

short speeches. Zeta Phi Eta alone'
takes its membership on the basis of
scholarship.
The programs sponsored range from
serious discussions of the munition
question and the Saar plebiscite to
humorous inter-club debates on such
propositions as "Resolved, That the
Charm of Woman Varies Inversely
With Her Intelligence." In addition
many meetings have featured as
guest speakers members of the faculty.
The inter-club debates are annual
affairs and are conducted upon both
serious and humorous topics. Need-
less to say, those which prove most
interesting to the innocent bystander
are the forensic battles in which the
feminine contingent is opposed to the
not always dominant male.
To encourage interest in public
speaking, Sigma Rho Tau gives an
annual award to the member present-
ing the best speech. Another tradi-
tion of the engineers group is the in-
formal initiation which is held at the
Sigma Rho Tau stump near the En-
gineering Arch, on which the oil-can,
symbol of the organization, is set
forth.
Similar awards are made yearly
by Alpha Nu and Adelphi. N

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