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April 25, 1941 - Image 8

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4,000 To Hear State High School Championship Debate



Erwin Bowers
Will Give Talk
In Finals May 2l
University Will Play Host
To Oratorical League;'
Muehl To Be Chairmani
Erwin Bowers, '41, will represent
the University in the Northern Ora-
torical League finals to be held here
May 2.]
The University will play host to one
of the oldest forensic associations in
the Mid-West. Delivering his speech
entitled "The Second Emancipation,"
Bowers will meet representatives of
Ohio State University, Northwestern
University, Western Reserve, the Un-
iversity of Wisconsin and the Univer-
sity of Minnesota.
The contest will be held in the'
Rackham Lecture Hall. William
Muehl, '41, veteran varsity debater
and one of the winners of last year's
Northern Oratorical League final
awards will act as chairman for the,
Bowers won the University finals
over Dean Burdick, '42, Elliot Atam-
ion, '41, Gerry Schaflander, '42, and
Norman Oxhandler, '41. A prelim-
inary round was held from which
these five were selected by faculty of'
the speech department acting as
the judges.
Prof. Lous Eich of the speech de-
partment is adviser of the activity
and wiAcoach the University repre-
The Northern Oratrical League
was founded by Professor-Emeritus
Thomas G. Trueblood of the speech
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Initial Speech H
To Honor 100
More than 100 students will b
honored at the Speech Honors Con-
vocation Banquet to be held from
6:30 to 8 p.m. April 30 in the ball
room of the Union.
The banquet to be given for th
first time will recognize student
who have participated in intramura
and intercollegiate speech activities.
The program will follow the pre
cedent set during the Summer Ses
sion which proved so successful, Prof
Henry Moser of the speech depart
ment who is adviser for the group
sponsoring the anquet, said.
Students Honored
Members of the varsity men's de.
bate squad to be honored are Russe
Bowers, '41, George Eves, '41, Joh
Huston, '41, William Muehl, '41, Ar
thur Biggins, '42, Chester Myslicki
'42, Merle Webb, '42, Matthew Zip
ple, '42Ed, Ted Astley, '43, Rober
Elliott, '43, William Halliday, '43
Philip Levy, '43, Joe Schroeder, '43
Clarence Carlson, '44, Stirling Max
well, '44, John Muehl, '44, David Shin
ar, '44, and Mark Van Aken, '44.
Women debaters to be honored ar
June de Cordova, '41, Janet Grace
Virginia Holland, '42, Jane Krause
'41, Elizabeth Lightner, '41, Jea
Maxted, '41, Ro'sebud Scott, '42, Eliz
abeth Shaw, Mary Martha Taylor
'41, Mildred Ward, '42, and Elizabeti
Wyatt, Grad.
Members of the intramural team
who participated in the men's an
.omen's tournaments will also b
recognized. The Burr-Patt trophie
will be presented to the winners an
:unners-up in both divisions.
Winners of the men's tournamen
were Clarence Carlson, '44, and Wil
liam Todd, '42, of Allen-Rumsey wh
defeated Jerry Sheets, '43, of Wen
ley House. They were the victor
over more than 30 teams which par
ticipated in the round-robin an
elimination debates.
Semifinal Reached
The women's tournament ha
reached the semi-final round. Yes
terday the Martha Cook team o
Grace Volkman, '41, and Margare
Jackson, '41, defeated the Kappa Del
ta team of Mildred Ward, '41, an
Kay Gladding, '42.
Today in the second half of th
semi-fin'als the Martha Cook tea
of Opal Shimons, '42, and Esthe
rang, '41, will meet the independen
team of Nancy Filstrup, '43, an
Louise Carp, '43. The finals will b
held on Monday.
Winners of the Speech 31 an
Speech 32 class, preliminary and fin
als of both semesters will be give:
recognition at the Convocation Ban
William Baker, '43, Libby Faunce
'43, Leanor Grossman, '43, were th
winners of the first semester speec
contest. Other finalists include
Stanley N. Frye, '42, Jim Bob Steph
enson, '43, William Wadsworth, '4:
Joy L. Wright, '43, Morton Jampe
'41, Richard Mead, '42E, Perry Nel
son, '42, John Steward, '43, an
Robert Vibbert, '43.
Others Honored
Jack Cohen, '42, the winner of th
Speech 32 contest of the first sem
ester, will be honored along wit;
Dean Burdick, '42, Hartley Goldstei
'41, Charles Leavay, '41, Edward A
A. McLogan, '42, Dick Strain, '4
and Richard Twitmire, '43.
The second semester winners o
Speech 31 to be recognized are Rob
ert Lam, '42, and Jacob Lewin Epstei

onors Banquet Federal Power Professor True lood To
Students April 30 To Be Argued -
e in addition to those who participated In Final Iound-____-
in the preliminaries. Finalists in the A pioneer in the field of speech
SSpeech32 contests were Joy Wright, r Maknie, Aeducation in American colleges and
'43, and John Steward. '43. CtrJLi(i't Ck'IIIC ' 11I,' universities, 84-year-old Professor-
e New pledges to Delta Sigma Rho Winners In Semi-Finals, Emeritus Thomas Clark Trueblood of
s national forensic fraternity will also Meet In Hill Auditorium the speech department is recognized
1 by all students and faculty of the
be announced at the banquet. Those University to be the dean and fore-
nominated for membership will be most leader of collegiate speech ac-
- selected on the basis of their partici- tivities.
. pqtion in forensic activities. ticipated in the semi-final debates He will be the guest of honor at
- will be awarded the semi-final tro- the Speech Honors Convocation Ban-
Winners To Be Cited phies. All high schools which par- quet. Professor Trueblood has the dis-
Winners of the Ethel Ford Schol- ticipated in the elimination series de- tinction of having taught the first
arships will receive citation. Six wo- bates will receive a wall plaque with credit-bearing college course in
men are chosen annually to receive a bronze medallion. Lapel buttons peech in an American university in
l the prizes for excellence in varsity patterned after the wall plaque tro- 1888.
a women's debating. phy will be given to each participant Organized Departme'nt
- Shirley W. Smi, vice-president of of the elimination debates. At that time the course was taught
,the Unversity, will be the main The University of Michigan Band in the English department. In 1892,
Swill present a concert precedig the Professor Trueblood organized the
t speaker o the Con.cation w contest beginning at 7:30 p.m. under speech department and expanded the
will be opened by Prbf. G. E. Dens- Ith~e direction of William D. Revelli. nme fcussofrd
,more of the speech department. Pro- tedrcino ila .Rvli number of courses offered.
fessor Moser willsntrduce the toast- Judges for the debate will be Prof. From his classroom went students
omaster, William Muehl, '41, who has G. E. Desmore of the speech depart- who became the leading speech teach-
been a member of the men's varsity ment, Prof. Carl Brandt of the en- ers and writers in almost every col- PROF.-EMERITUS TRUEBLOOD
squad for four years and one of the gineering college, and Prof. Wilbur lege in the country. Department after -
e winners of the Northern Oratorical Gilman of the University of Missouri. department was founded on the stan- campus leaders and debate compe-
,League finals last year iWalter Is Chairman dards which he had set up.
, Winner of the Trueblood scholar- Dean Erich A. Walter of the lit- Shortly afterward he organized titions were anticipated and wit-
n ship in speech will also be announced erary college will act as chairman of three debating and oratorical leagues. nessed with as much enthusiasm as
- at the banquet. -the debate finals. t s The Northern Oratorical League was modern intercollegiate football games.
, pledges-ofAts The two teams reached s founded in 1890 among five schools; Minnesota Dropped
h ew pledges of Athena, women's finals by victory in the semi-final in 1898 he helped toestablish the
literary and forensic society; Alpha round. Albion won the decision ove Central Debating League and in 1914 Minnesota was dropped as a com-
Nu, men's speech society; and Zeta Dundee and Mackenzie over Hart- 'te Mid-West Debating Lague be- petitor because it was .too far away.
Phi Eta, national speech society will The Albion team is coached by Michigan, Chicago. Northwest- At the turn of the century debate
d ~~~~~~~~tween ihgn hcgNrhet
be announced. Norman G. Cobb and the Mackenzie rnand Minnesota. squads travelled to Wisconsin and
Committee Named squad by Gerald P. Lynch varsity debate teams were Illinois to argue questions of the day.
d Names of the candidates who will Students of Mackenzie High School During Professor Trueblood's ad-
receive their B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in will arrive by special train from De- ! ministration from 1893 to 1926 a to-
t speech will be read to the group. troit. The delegation 'of more than ,s tal of 103 debates were held of which
- Together with Delta Sigma Rho 1000 students will be met by the the University won 64 and lost 35 with
o three groups have initiated the pro- school band which will arrive early no decision in four. With the excep-
- ect which they have dedicated to by bus. The band and a police escort Cll H 0w1 tion of Ohio and Indiana, Michigan
s Professor-Emeritus Thomas G. True- will accompany the group up State topped all Mid-Western schools.
- blood of the speech department. Street to Hill Auditorium where the Tw -D aeet 'In 1926 the University team toured
d Faculty members of the band will play a short -oncert. The England debating in Manchester,
in charge include Dr. Kenneth G. band will play a second concert from Leeds, Exeter and Bristol. They were
IHance, Mr. Arthur Secord, and Dr. 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. on the steps of (Continued from Page 1) whipped a second time by a Cam-
Moser. Student members are Jane Hill Auditorium.-~ bridge team which had defeated the
- Gellis, '42Ed.; Alvira Sata, '42; Bill Campus Tours Planned a panel to consider "Bottlenecks in University squad the year before.
f Shuler; Jean Maxted, '41; William The Albion group will arrive by !he School Health Program." In 1926 when Professor Trueblood
t Muehl, '41; Russell Bowers, '41, and special bus. Varsity debaters will con- The speech conference and the I retired there were nine full-time in-
- George Shepard, '41. duct the visiting high school dele- annual meeting of the Michigan As- structors as members of the depart-
d gations and other debaters from all 'ociation of Teachers of Speech will ment. There were six additional part-
over the state on campus tours start- told three sectional meetings which time teachers. At that time there
e Five Women Honored ing from Haven Hall. will feature panel discussions on the were more than 1,000 students en-
m For Forensics Work High School students attending scope of speech education in high rolled in speech.
or'r the finals will also be guests of the school, the responsibilties as college Graduated From Earlham
t University at a Western Conference teachers of speech, and speech correc- The noted educator began his ca-
d Five women honored for outstand- baseball game between the Univer- tion beginning at 9:30 p.m. in the Theer n g idcra n hsom
e ing works in forensics were awarded sity and The University of Chicago Union. Ear haolwee his rdaedelcution
the Eleanor Clay Ford endowments, at 4:30 p.m. at Ferry Field. Members of the organizations will d Cc h J s e dion
d 1___________ be guests of the University at Honors and oratory with James Mturdich,
Prof. Kenneth G. Hance of the speech }eCgvostion t a U inil Aud-nor S. Hamill, and Charles Plumtree.
- a Convocation at 11 a.m. in Hill Audi-
n department as director of the wo- Ailpha Nu Entertains torium. Sixteen of the 19 sections With Prof. Robert Fulton he founded
- men's varsity debating, announced. 1 c'!will hold special section luncheons
June de Cordova, '41, Janet Grace, Honorarv Societies I at the Union and the League.
B, '42, Elizabeth Lightner, '41, Jean Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of the'
e Maxted, '41, were selected for the Alpha Nu entertained the two wo- education school on leave as the
h awards. I men's honorary speech groups and assistant director of the National
d Each will receive $50, the annual presented the new pledges with keys Youth Administration will address I fl 41

Be Honored
ch Banquet



- income from the $8,000 funds estab-
3, lished by Mrs. Edsel Ford to recog-
l, nize achievement in women's inter-
- collegiate debating activities.
d The awards are given annually for
excellence ir debate. They will be
presented at The Speech Honors Con-
e vocation to be held April 30 in the
- Union.
-. eP rota


of the organization.
The oldest speech group on cam-
pus, Alpha Nu challenged the wo-
men to an impromptu debate on the
topic, "Resolved: That it is better to
marry a good-natured goon than to
mnarry a nagging queen. The men
upheld the affirmative and the wo4
men joined the negative.

the Education Conference at noon in
the Union Ballroom on "The Chal-
lenges in Meeting the Problems of
Prof. Robert H. McDowell of the
University classical archaeology mu-
seum will' speak on "America's Re-
lation to tehe Present War" at 12:10
p.m. in Room 319 in the Union.

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