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April 29, 1938 - Image 7

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All-State High School

Ch anil ionsliip



Flint To Meet
Big Rapids In
Final Contest
Survivors Of Elimination
To Argue Unicameral
Legislature Proposal
Match To Be At 7:30
The 21st annual final for the state
high school debating championship
will be held tonight when the teamsI
from Flint Central and Big Rapids
high schools, survivors of a three-
month elimination contest, meet at,
7:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. The
topic will be "Resolved, That the Sev-
eral States Should Adopt a Unicamer-
al Form of Legislature." .
More than 1,000 high school stu-
dents from all parts of the state will
come to Ann Arbor to attend the
contest of the two teams that reached
the finals from among 237 competing
The affirmative Flint team is com-
posed of Douglas Woody, Helen Stev-
enson, and William Siegel, and was
directed by Harold E. Hawley of Flint
Central High School.
John Mangrum, Plyna Gilchrist,
and Dan Giler, directed by Roland
C. Faunce of their school, will make
up the negative Big Rapids team.
The debate is conducted annually
by the Michigan High School Foren-
sic Association, a division of the
University Extension Service. Arthur
Secord; of the Service, and Varsity
debating coach, is manager of the
Forensic Association.
Gold watches, donated by the De-
troit Free Press will be awarded to
each of the six debaters participat-
ing in tonight's event. Bronze,
trophy cups will be awarded to the
two teams, and also to Howell High
School and Bessemer A. D. Johnston
High School, semi-finalist teams. The
Free Press will also present wall
plaque trophies to 71 of the schools
that participated in the elimination
congtest, and lapel pins to the debaters
who participated in one or more of
these contests.
Dr. Henry A. Sanders, chairman of
the department of speech and gen-
eral linquistics, will be chairman of
the debate. The judges will be Prof.t
J. T. Marshman, head of the speech
epartment of Ohio Wesleyan Univer-
sity, and president of the Nationala
ssociation of Teachers of Speech,
rof. Gail E. Densmore, of the de-'a
-artment of speech and general lin-
uistics, and Prof. Carl G. Brandt, oft
he same department.'
The debaters will each make one1
'onstructive speech of eight minutesc
'n length, and one rebuttal, four min-c
tes in length.e


School Teams To Vie For State

Championship Tonight

Speech Groups Are Popular
Extra - Curricular Activities
5 Cainps Orgauizations The organization is national in char-
Indulge in Fore sic acter having been founded about 15
years ago at the University by Pro-
Pursuits, Contests. fessor Bracket of the engineering col-
lege. Since then chapters have been
By RICHARD KELLOGG nd founded at 10 middle western col-
Almost from the date of its found- leges. Its purpose was, to establish
ing speech activities at the University a closer bond between the public and
have been among the foremost and the engineering profession through
popular fields of extra-curricular development of skill in self-expres-
participation. In addition to debate
and contest activities under the direct The annual initiation speeches of
auspices of the speech department, h o au, madin tee d
there are at present five student or- Sigma Rho Tau, made in tattered
ganizations indulging in forensic pur- and abbreviated.garment on the his-
suits. toric stump near the engineering
Alpha Nu and Adelphi are the arch, have virtually come to be a
men's literary societies and Zeta PhisMiphigan tradition.
Eta and Athena are the women's lit- The speech" organizations are
erary clubs. Sigma Rho Tau, engi- among the few extra .curricular ac-
negring society, is the largest and tivities open to first semester fresh-
strongest of the quintet. men. Admission to them is gained
Back in the pioneer days of 1843 by delivering a three to five-minute
when 23 students devoted to the tryout speech before the members
cause of "book learning" called. of the societies.
themselves the University of Mich- That Michigan has always been
igan a small but vociferous group of active in developing eloquence is evi-
intellectuals formed Alpha Nu, old- denced by the number of societies
est organized group on the Mich- that have flourished -on campus at
igan campus. ~The fraternity has one time or another. The "60's"
been in continuous existence since seem to have been a period of mush-
that date and numbers among its room gro'wth if the various alumni
members Governor Frank Murphy, bulletins of that period are accurate.
Regent Junius E. Beale of the Uni- Such impressive names as "Homo-
versity and Professors Gail E. Dens- trapezoi," "Philozetian," and "Par-
more, and Carl G. Brandt of the monian" are listed among those gray-
speech department. ing documents.


Michigan Theatre Bldg'.

Pictured above are the debating teams of Flint Central and Big Rapids High Schools, survivors of a state-
wide elimination contest, to vie for the Michigan de- bating championship tonight in Hill Auditorium. In
the upper row, left to right, is the affirmative Flint Central team, Douglas Woody, Helen Stevenson, and
William Siegel. Below is the negative Big Rapids team, John Mangrum, Plyna Gilchrist, and Dan Siler

Adelphia is organized as a mod(
of the U. S. House of Representa
tives. Each member is assigned
represent a state and to speak in i
behalf on important national issue
Sigma Rho Tau is the newesta
well as the largest of the clubs. I
members number about .90 engineer.

Activities Scheduled
For High School Day
High school student conferences
concerning University admission will
be held throughout the day by Ira
M. Smith, registrar, in Room 107
Mason Hall.
11 a.m.-Annual Honors Convo-
cation. Address on "Research," Dr.
L. M. Gilbreth at Hill Auditorium.
1:45 p.m.-Campus tour leaving
from front entrance of Haven Hall,
conducted by University Varsity de-
4:05 p.m.-Free Big Ten baseball
game. Purdue vs. Michigan, at Ferry
7:30 p.m.-University Band con-
.ert at Hill Auditorium.
8:15 p.m.-State Championship De-
bate at Hill Auditorium.
Literary college seniors should make
Srrangements for getting caps and'
;owns as soon as possible, members
f the cap and gown comittee warned


Varsity Debate
Team Ends
Record Season
Established New Record
For Big Ten Competition
With NineStraight Wins
The University varsity debating
team completed a well-rounded sea-
son by retaining the championship
at the annual Big Ten meet April 9
and 10\at the University of Chicago,
and establishing an unsurpassed Big
Ten record of nine consecutive vic-
The Michigan affirmative team,
composed of Robert Rosa, '39, and
Harry Shniderman, '38, lost its last
debate to the University of Wis-
consin, but was not prevented from
easily winning the title.
The negative team, composed of
Oliver Crager, '39, and Jack Shuler;
'40, won all its debates. The two
teams debated on the topic "Re-
solved, That the National Labor Re-
lations Board Should Be Empowered
to Enforce Arbitration in All In-
dustrial Disputes" during the entire
round-robin. They met teams from
Ohio State University, University of
Wisconsin, Purdue University, Uni-
versity of Illinois, University of Chi-
cago, University of Minnesota, and
Indiana University.
After the meet Rosa and Shnider-
man went to Mt. Vernon, Iowa where
they met Cornell College and went on
to Ames, Iowa, where they debated
Iowa State College. The topic for
both debates was "Resolved, That
President Roosevelt's Big Navy Pro-
gram Deserves the Support of the
American People."
During the year Varsity teams met
the University of Chicago, Ohio State
University, University of Illinois, and
Purdue University, losing only to
Ohio "State on the topic, "Resolved,
'that the Several States Should Adopt
a Unicameral Form of Legislature,'
the same topic to be debated tonight
for the state championship.



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