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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1936

Plymouth And Kalamazoo Debate Tonight For State Champi
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Finalists Meet
At 8 Tonioht In
Hill Auditorium
19th State Championship
To Determine Best High
School Debating Team
Munitions Is Topic
Regent Hem ans Chairman;
Pollock And Densmore
Are On Judging Board
Plymouth High School and Kala-
mazoo Central High School will de-
bate at 8 p.m. today in Hill Audi-
torium in the finals of the Michigan
High School Forensic Association's
nineteenth annual s ate champion-
ship debate.
The topic of the debate is: "Re-
solved: That the Several Nations
Should Make Government Monopolies
of the Manufacture and Sale of All
Combat Instruments of War."
All member high schools of the
Association have debated on this
question throughout the year, the
first preliminary debates for the con-
test having started Nov. 22, 1935.
After a point winning series in which
the schools debated four times win or
lose, the teams with the largest num-
ber of points went through an elimin-
ation series. Seventy-three schools
entered this elimination series this
year and the last to be eliminated
were Gladstone High School and
Northern High School of Flint, leav-
ing Kalamazoo and Plymouth in the
running for the state championship
which will be decided by tonight's
Plymouth's, Record Leaders
Plymouth High School's team has
carried on a highly successful season
in which they won all ten of their de-
bates in the preliminary series. Ply-
mouth will support the negative side
of the question and its team is in
order of speaking in the debate:
Thomas Brock, Miss Jewel Stark-
weather, and Jack Sessions. The
coach of this team'!is James E. Lat-
ture, director of debate in Plymouth
High School.
Kalamazoo Central High School
won three of its preliminary debates
and lost one. The affirmative team
in order of speaking is: Harold J.
Handelsman, Thomas H. Cook, and
William C. Henning. Clarence A.
Peters, director of debate in Kalama-
zoo High School is coach of the team.
The three judges of the debate are:
Prof. Gladys L. Borchers of the de-
partment of speech of the University
of Wisconsin; Prof. G. E. Densmore
of the University speech department,
and Dr. James K. Pollock of the Uni-
versity political science department..
The chairman of the debate is the
Hon. Charles F. Hemans, regent of
the University.
Prizes To Be Awardedj

High School Debating Teams In Finals Here

Dr. Mnyskens'
Speech Clinics
Grow In Seope
Correct Speech Developed
By Waide-Spread Groups
Founded By Muyskens
Cor rect speech has long been pint-
ed to as an effective instrument for
obtaining success and the cultiva-
tion of it is accented as a true edu-
cational process. With these senti-
ments in mind asjseech clinic is
operated by the University under the
uidance of Prof. John Muyskens of
the speech department. -
Though this clinic is menioned as
a part of the University, this does
not mean to imply that its activities
are restricted to University students,
to Ann Arbor, or even to Michigan.
Next week for instance, Prof. Muy-
kens will go to Toledo with two
o his assistants to set u a speech
clinic there for more than 20 Toledo
schol children who are sutIfering
from speech impedimentsof various
Highland Park Clinic Exemplar
The largest clinic o this type is
1 he one operated by Prof. Miyskens
for the children in the schools
of Highiland Park, Mich. The treat-
ment used on these children to miti-
gate or remove their speech difficulties
has proved so successful that more
than 50 teachers in the Highland Park
school system are taking extension
work in speech correction from the
University Extension Bureau. Other
Michigan cities in which the speech
department has operated clinics sim-
ilar to the one in Highland Park are
Saginaw, Marquette, Iron Moun-
tain, Menominee, and the one opened
yesterday by Prof. Muyskens in Mt.
"Shady Trails" is a camp in North-
port, Mich., which is held during the
summer for children with speech dif-
ficulties. The camp is non-profiting
and receives financial assistance from
the Rackham Fund. Every summer
poor children enter this camp in June
after having been diagnosed by Prof.
Muyskens, and in the ensuing weeks
the pleasures of camping are com-
bined with the latest methods of
speech correction with the result that
these children emerge from the camp
more adequately equipped to function
and enjoy themselves in society.
Local Clinic A Mecca
The purely local manifestation of
of this movement for speech correc-
tion occurs every Saturday morning
from 8 until 12 when parents drive
in from cities as distant as 150 miles
to bring their children to Prof. Muy-
skens for consultation and help in
clearing uip speech difficulties. Diag-
nosis in such cases is frequently in-
tricate and often can be traced back
to faulty pre-natal development of
the child. Diseases such as whooping
cough and scarlet fever often bring
about interferents which hinder or re-
tard the normal development and in-
tegration of the tissues used in speak-
ing thus destroying the rhythm of
speaking which results in what is
commonly known as stuttering. The
fact that fractional speech is fre-
quently caused by such difficulties as
this or improperly placed teeth or bad
tonsils accounts for the success of
these clinics -- for it means that chil-
dren suffering from such difficulties
can be taken in hand and assure.
a more normal development.
With the aid of his assistants, Dr.
Henry Moser and Dr. Hide Helen
Shoara, Prof. Muyskens will continu
this crusade for better speech which
has aktracted national attention and
promises to be an even more signifi-
cant part of every child's education
in the future.

Five Separate Speech Groups
Flourish On Michigan Campus
Faculty And Students Give approxinate membership of 37. The
determination of which society of the
Support To Seechii l,
T ,n ive is the oldest seems to be im-
Itebate Organizations possible, since an age-old feud be-
tween Alpha Nu and Adelphi has
By VANDERBILT R. SPADER, , +never been settled.
Strong, silent men, swaggering PupssVr
about the University campus and The general purpose of all of the
sporting golden letters upon their Societies is to promote speech pro-
bulging chests, should cast an a l- ficiency and to foster interest in for-
binensive cse across the forensic ensic activities among the students.
horizon. Sigma Rho Tau claims the purpose of
Silece my begolen, ut i~ ~ creating a closer bond of understand-
Silen e may be golden, but it tk, not
campbtwee members of the technical
the only phase of campus life receiv- professions and the public. Adelphi
ing recognition at Michigan today, is distinctive in that its meetings are
judging from the number of speech held after the form used by the Houset
societies in existence here and the of Representatives at Washington.
support they receive from the stu- This society holds an honorary ban-
dent body. Indeed, it is a fact worth quet every year, giving gold keys to
noting that the organizations for the members who have been outstanding
promotion of the art of self-expres- inm the society's activities.
lion, debating and forensic activi-
ties in general, carry on programs To encourage interest in public
which are among the most extensive speaking, Sigma Rho Tau gives an
offered by campus groups, annual award to the member pre-
senting the best speech. Another
Groups For Mc1 Ahd Women tradition of the engineers group is the
There are five such societies, in initiation which is held at the Sigma
marked contrast to the single organ- Rho Tau stump near the Engineer-
ization usually maintained by other ing Arch every year.
departments or interest groups. Three The inter-club debates are annual
of these are for men and two boast an aflairs and are conducted upon both
exclusively femininemembershi, 11 -se yous and humorous topics.vNeed-
dicating a possible error in the well less to say, those which prove most
known assumption concerning the interesting to the innocent bystander
more loquacious sex. Alpha Nu and are the forensic battles in which the
Adelphi are the speech societies for feminine contingent is opposed to
men in the literary school, with Ath- the not always dominant male.
ena and Zeta Phi Eta corresponding ____ ________
organizations for women and Sigma
Rho Tau the honorary speech group Association Delegates Are
for engineers. Invited To Baseball Gale
All of these organizations are hon-
orary, admittance to membership for Delegates of the Michigan High
most of them coming after a period School Forensic Association will be
of pledgeship. Election may be ob- admitted free to the ball game this
tained by trying out with a series of afternoon, according to Dr. William
speeches before eligibility boards of P. Halstead, manager of the Associa-
the respective societies. tion. The game is between Michigan
With the average membership of and Michigan State Normal College
each society totaling about 40, Sigma of Ypsilanti. It will last from 4 to
Rho Tau leads all others with an 5 and will be played in Ferry Field.

Radio On Campus
Of LongStanding
Radio broadcasting was espoused
by the University in 1923 when the
first broadcast from the campus was
sent over the student constructed 200
watt station, WBC. In 1925 Dean
Edward H. Kraus arranged for re-
mote control broadcasts from Uni-
versity Hall over station WJR and
the now defunct WCX. Waldo Ab-
bot was placed inccharge of these
broadcasts and since that time the
University has been on the air an-
nually over WJR.
In 1928 Morris Hall was remodelled
as a broadcasting studio, and its
acoustically constructed main studio
will accommodate the 125-piece band,
symphony orchestra or the Varsity
Glee Club.
Though the University studios are
equipped with condensor and car-
bon microphones and have their own
public address system, station WJR
furnishes its facillLies free to the
With Morris Hall serving in a sense
as a laboratory radio studio, the
University teaches classes in radio
technique and its equipment is used
by the speech department in various
of its classes.

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are a specialty with
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When Kalamazoo debates Plymouth in the Michigan High School
Forensic Association's state championship cntest the above students
will speak for the two schools. The Kalamazoo team supporting the
affirmative is in the right column and its members from the top are: Har-
old J. Hendelsmian, Thomas H. Cook, anal William C. Henning. The
Plymouth High School team reading from the top: Toni Brock, Miss
Jewel Starkweather and Jack Sessions.

The debate is under the generai di-
rection of the University Extension
Division which will award both of the
competing teams bronze trophy cups.
The six finalist debaters will be pre-
sented with gold wrist watches by
the Detroit Free Press which is spon-
soring the debate and the two run-
ner-up teams, Gladstone High School
and Northern High School of Flint,
will receive cups for second honors.
The trophies and watches are now
on display at Moe's Sport Shop, 711
N. University Ave.
State championship debates have
always attracted widespread atten-
tion, according to Dr. William P.
Halstead, manager of the Forensic
Association, and audiences of past
years have usually totaledabout 4,-
500, with 1,500 of this number being
rooters and members of the bands of
the competing schools.
The Varsity band will be present at
the debate and under the direction of
William D. Revelli will play 30 min-
utes before the commencement of the
forensic program.
Contest To Be Held
By Speech Classes
During the past few weeks students
in Speech 31 and 32 have been lis-
tening to speeches by their classmates
with the intention of selecting a
capable representative for the speech
contest finals which wil be held at
2:30 p.m. today in Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre in the League.
This elimination has resulted in the
following students who represent the
seven classes of Speech 31: Horace
Allen, '38, Herbert Nitke, '37, Charles
Frank Payton, '37, John R. Stiles, '38,
James B. Talcott, '36, and Betty
Whitney, '37.
Students selected from the six
classes of Speech 32 are as follows:
William Aigler, '38, James B. Douglas,
'38, Howard Holland, '37, Earnest
Jones, '38, Arthur Rapport, '38, and
Norman Soodik, '38.

Program Is A rranged
For Visiting Students
High School Student Conferences
Concerning University Admission
(Throughout the day)
Registrar's Office, Room 107, Ma-
son Hall Conducted by Ira M.
Smith, Registrar University of
11:00 A.M.
Hill Auditorium
Annual Honors Convocation
Address by Frank Aydelotte, Presi-
dent, Swarthmore C o 11 e g e,
Swarthmore, Pa.
2:30 P.M.
Speech Contest
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Contest Among University Stu-

dents in Speech

Varsity Debate rs
ave Busv Season
Varsity debating attracted a large
number of try-outs this year and has
been unusually active in building up
a new squad and keeping a schedule
which included 27 men's debates, and
has involved several out of town con-
Last fall the prospects were quite
inauspicious, since there was only
one veteran back in school. Tryouts
were announced and the interested
students were given a debate subject
on the League of Nations to treat in
a five-minute speech before the
By means of tryout speeches a
squad was picked and Arthur E. Se-
cord, Varsity debating coach began
preparations for the approaching sea-
son. Mr. Secord, who was formerly
with Western State Teachers College,
is also women's debate coach and is
in charge of coaching which was
done last year by Prof. James H.
MacBurney, of the speech depart-
The Varsity women's debating team
had a better start in that three of its
former members returned to the team.

for Oratorical

Association Prize.
TES be J ig'ed by the Audience.
::30 P.M.
Campus Tour
Laving from front entrance of
haven Hall Conducted by Uni-
veisity of Michigan Varsity De-
iawers. '
4:05 PM.
Ferry Field
Cormplimentary Baseball Game
Tv icingan State Normal College
versi University of Michigan.
7:45 P.M.
Hill Auditorium
Varsity Band
8:15 P.M.
Hill Auditorium
Chocola te
Sunwadae l 1c




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