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Compete for

oresic Crown


Cranbrook and
Lansing Seek
Debate Honors
Students Will Discuss
Post-War Woi'ld Union
hInHill Auditorium
Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook and
Lansing Eastern High Schools will
compete for the debate champion-
ship of the Michigan High School
Forensic Association at 7:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
The topic for the debate is "Re-
solved, That a Federal World Gov-
ernment Should Be Established."
Representing Cranbrook on the af-
firmative side will be Hugh Neale
and Merrill Hunter, seniors. Lan-
sing's negative team is composed of
Howard Cole, senior, and Bill Han-
ley, junior.
The debate finals, which will be
the twenty-sixth to be staged here,
are sponsored jointly by the Detroit
Free Press and the University Ex-
tension Service. The Free Press will
present gold watches to each of the
four contestants while the Extension
Service' will award appropriate tro-
phies to both the finalists and those
who competed in the semi-finals.
Regent Alfred B. Connable, Jr.,
has been named chairman of the
event. Judges will be Prof. Lionel
Crocker of Denison University, and
Prof. Carl G. Brandt and Prof. G. E.
Densmore of the University speech
This debate will be one of the
highlights of the annual meeting of
the Michigan Association of Teach-
ers of Speech.
Preceding the debate, the Univer-
sity of Michigan Band will present a
special concert under the direction
of William D, Revelli.

. Final4ists


Interscholastic Debate

.' * * * *

Mich. Speech
Teachers Will
Hear Crocker
Denison University
Professor To Speak
At Union Luncheon
Prof. Lionel G. Crocker, the authori
of the textbook used in Speech 31
and 32, will be featured speaker at
the luncheon of the Michigan Asso-
ciation of Teachers of Speech, which
will be held at 12:15 p.m. today in
the Union.
Professor Crocker, whose topic will'
be "Speech Audit," is head of the
Department of Speech at Denison
University in Granville, Ohio. He
received his A.B. from the Univer-
sity of Michigan in 1918 and his
Master's and Doctor's degrees from
the University in later years.
From 1919 until 1925 Prof. Crocker
taught speech in the University ex-
cepting an interim of one year dur-
ing which time he taught at the
Waseda University in Tokyo.
In 1926 he accompanied the Float-
ing University as professor of speech.
The University was conducted aboard
a ship which took a seven-month,
cruise around the world, visiting 40
countries and covering 40,000 miles.
An authority on Henry Ward
Beecher, he has written two books
concerning the noted clergyman. He
is a frequent contributor to the
"Quarterly Journal of Speech" and
is the editor of "The Speaker", quar-
terly publication of Tau Kappa Al-
pha, honorary speech society.
Reservations for the luncheon, to
which all speech students and others
interested in the topic are invited,
will be taken on the second floor of
the Union until noon today.
If you haven't gotten around
to buying a Second War Loan
SBond, stop and think what it
would mean to you if our sol-
diers hadn't gotten round to
the fight.

Dr. Arthur Secord, manager of thej
Forensic Association, was himself a
contesting debater in the early yearsI
of the organization.I
A member of the University Exten-
sion Service and speech department,
he is past-president of the Michigan
Teams Hold
Good Records
Lansing, Cranbrook
Have Won Plaques
Both Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
and Lansing Eastern High Schools,
the finalists in the interscholastic
debate contest to be staged at 7:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium, have
had admirable forensic records dur-
ing this and previous years.
In the preliminary tournaments
early this year each school won six
encounters and lost two. In the
eliminations held the last few
months, neither team lost a debate.
The Detroit Free Press, co-sponsor
of the debates, awards wall plaques
each year to those schools which
rank high in the tournaments. Lan-
sing Eastern has captured eight of
these plaques while four have been
given to Cranbrook.
Robert J. Hill coaches the Cran-
brook team, which consists of Hugh
Neale and Merrill Hunter. Howard
Cole and Bill Hanley, who will repre-
sent Lansing Eastern have been
coached by Therman G. Harris.,
Debaters from Traverse City and
Marshall High Schools, the losers in
the semi-finals, will be present at
the debate tonight to receive their'

Association of Teachers of Speech,
and for the past six years has been
Manager of the Michigan High
School Forensic Association.
Dr. Secord received his A.B. degree
from Western Michigan College in
Kalamazoo in 1928. He later re-
ceiyed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees
from the University.
He is an active member of the
National University Extension Asso-
ciation, serving on various commit-
tees for the Association. One of
them, the Debate Wording Commit-
tee, formulates the exact resolutions
which are discussed by high school
students throiuhout the Wuhtty. He
is also a member of the committees
on Debate Materials and Inter-State
Cooperation and on the Extra-Cur-
ricular Activities Committee of the
National Association of Teachers of
Hopwoods -Get
23 'Manuscripts
Only twenty - three manuscripts
were submitted in the 1942-43 Hop-
wood contest, Prof. Roy W. Cowden,
director of the contests, announced
This is only about one-third the
number entered last year. Four ma-
jor fiction and six minor fiction
works were entered. There were four
entries in the minor essay division
and three in the major drama brack-
et. , Three manuscripts were submit-
ted in each .of the poetry groups.
There were no entries in either the
major essay or the minor drama.
The winners of the contest will be
announced on May 19, when the an-
nual Hopwood lecture is given. The
speaker for the occasion has not yet
been announced.

Dr. Secord Debated in Earlier
Forensic Association Contests

Hillel To Hold
Election Today
Group To Choose New
Members for Council
Elections for positions on Hillel
Student Council, the governing body
of the organization, will be conducted
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the
Hillel Foundation and from 1 p.m.
to 6 p.m. in Lane Hall.
Balloting will be by the Hare sys-
tem of proportional representation.
Each voter will list in order of pref-
erence those candidates whom he
favors. Voters must bring their Iden-
tification cards and Hillel member-
ship cards in order to secure a ballot.
Discussion To Be
Held at Hillel Today
Mr. Fred Butzel, Dr. Saul Cohen,
and Mr. Max Dresden will lead :t
forum discussion on "The Jew, the
War, the Peace" at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Hillel Foundation.
Mr. Butzel, a prominent civic lead-
er and attorney in Detroit, is chair-
man of the Jewish Welfare Board
USO. Dr. Cohen, professor of physi-
ology, is head of the Ann Arbor Army
and Navy Committee of the Welfare
Board. Mr. Dresden, of the physics
department, was formerly the leader
of the Zionist Youth Movement In
the Netherlands.
Preceding the discussion conserva-
tive services will be conducted by
Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen. Refresh-
ments will be served after the panel,
Buy an iAdditional
Bond Noi



M.A.T.S. Will Meet Here Today

In connection with the Schoolmas-
ters' Club convention, the Michigan
Association of Teachers of Speech
is convening here today.
Featured event for the organiza-
tion will be the debate finals at 7:30
p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Sectional
meetings covering various problems
in the speech program will be held

from 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. in the
Union and the Alumni Memorial
The annual business meeting of
the MATS will be conducted follow-
ing a 12:15 luncheon on the second
floor of the Union. Prof. Lionel.
Crocker of Denison University will
be featured speaker at the luncheon.
His topic is "Speech Audit."







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