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Criticize U.S.
Speech Journal
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American debating has become
"a mental exercise for research
students, an arid game of intellec-
tual mathematicians."
This is the opinion of Denzil K.
Freeth and Percy Cradock, two
of the four Cambridge undergrad-
uates who made a debating tour
of American universities and col-
leges last spring.
* * *
CRADOCK and Duncan Macrae
appeared here on March 23, and
with University partners they took
opposing sides on the question of
an international third force.
Cradock and Freeth have re-
corded their impressions of
American debating in an article
which will appear in the De-
cember issue of the Quarterly
Journal of Speech.
The Cantabrigians observed
among some American debaters
"an inability to grip the audience
and win its sympathy, a lack of
oratorical and rhetorical tech-
nique, an ignorance of how to in-
sert humor into the very web
and woof of a speech.
* * R
AMERICAN speakers are im-
peded by "too great a sense of log-
ical argument and formal speech
structure," they criticized.
By contrast, the British style
of debating is politicaland ora-
torical, they said. Emphasis is
on an appeal to the audience,
which participateshinethe debate
by cheering and interrupting to
ask questions, they explained.
Freeth and Cradock attributed
the "defects" in American debat-
ing to the debate tournament and
the debate coach. These institu-
tions have turned debating into a
speaking contest. Debating for the
sheer delight of arguing and con-
vincing an audience has disap-
peared in America, they declared.
The only school mentioned in
the article is the University, which
is cited for its cross-examination
system whereby opponents and au-
dience can interrupt the speakers.
This Michigan plan of debate was
inaugurated here in 1945 and is
now spreading to other colleges.
Lloyd Forms
First Dorm
Alun Group
Men of Lloyd Association is the
first alumni group to be organized
by a University dormitory.
Consisting of students and alum-
ni who have lived in Lloyd House
for at least a year, the association
has 85 members from all parts
of the United States and the West
alumni in its first annual home-
coming Saturday. The program
included a post-game dinner, a
business meeting and a dance with
Chuck Brodhead's Combo orches-
tra, which 100 couples attended.
The group established the
Donald Brown Memorial Schol-
arship Fund for residents in
financial need. They also dis-
cussed plans to set up out-of-

town chapters in some of the
larger cities.
Alumni elected to positions are
Steve Munteau, Detroit, president;
Lee Shulman, Detroit, and Ar-
thur Bradley, Shepherd, Mich.,
Family Buying Wise '
The father isn't the only one
in the family who should be re-
sponsible for "bringing home the
bacon." Helping with the family
shopping is one of the best ways
for children to learn the true
value of money.
and earn
current rate on insured

Pledges Debut Amid Coed Confusion

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* * *

* * *

Ann Arbor's first coming-out
party went off with a bang Sun-
day as 22 Sigma Chi pledges made
their debuts before 300 coeds.
Wearing traditional white roses,
the shy youths graciously met and
mingled with all comers. The
guests, however, were somewhat
confused about the procedure at
all-male debuts-more than 35
girls showed up in evening dresses.
mally dressed girls all came from
Martha Cook dormitory and as-
serted that they thought it was a
cocktail party in explaining their
attire of evening dresses, saddle
shoes, rainhats and lumberjackets.
But both pledges and the
Delta Gamma hostesses took it
in good stride. Only one pledge
was slightly embarrassed when
the girls raised him to their
shoulders and paraded him
through the house.
Actives seemed less appalled at
the Cook girls' antics. "We wanted
to show off the pledges, and I
guess we did so," Jack Edman,
Sigma Chi president, said. "Be-
sides, we heard about it earlier
from a leak in the Martha Cook
security chain."
AFTER THE, over-dressed coeds
stormed out of the place the debut
went along much as planned in
an atmosphere of joviality and
well-covered trays of hors d'oevres.
Skits were presented by the
members, with a magic show by
Jack Gannon and group singing
topping off the afternoon. Both
pledges and actives thought the
party a walloping success, accord-
ing to fraternity members.
In the words of a Delta Gamma
hostess who had observed the pro-
ceedings from beginning to end:
"It was a fine party, and the
Sigma Chis certainly hit on a good
idea in giving it. We should do it
more often."
The Sigma Chis thought so, too.
'Golden Boy'
Final Tryouts
To Be Today
Stundent Players will hold their
final tryout meeting for "Golden
Boy" at 7:30 p.m. today in the
Parts will be announced after
the tryouts have been completed.
"GOLDEN BOY," written by
Clifford Odets, appeared on Broad-
way in 1937. It is the story of an
Italian youth who throws away
his musical talents to take up the
career of a prize fighter.
.Student Players are also seek-
ing a business manager, accord-
ing to Burt Sapowitch, producer.
The group was organized on
campus last year out of the Willow
Village Little Theatre.
Kipling Story
Aired Tonight
The story of two hoboes and
their adventures in India will be
heard when the Angell Hall Play-
ers present Rudyard Kipling's
"The Man Who Would Be King"
at 8 p.m. today, over stations
Adapted for radio by Roland
Quimby, teaching fellow of the
speech department the comedy will
be directed by Merle McClatchy.
The cast includes Ed Dworsky,
Hagen Schumaker, Frank Bouws-
ma, and Nafe Ktter.

Best Grasshopper Leap
The recorded jump of a grass-
hopper is 16 feet and 8 inches-
more than 100 times its own

SRA Group
To Present
"The United States: Her World
Responsibilities" will be the theme
of the SRA Young Friends Fel-
lowship Weekend Institute to be
held Saturday and Sunday at Lane
William R. Huntington, secre-
tary of the American-Russian Re-
lations Committee of the Friends
Service Committee, will be the
principal speaker.
* * *
HIS ADDRESS on "America's
Real World Responsibilities" will
be based on his studies as relief
administrator in. Europe where he
spent two years.
Another highlight of the
week-end program includes an
evaluation session on "How Can
College Students Affect Our
Foreign Policy?" led by Prof. Le-
Roy Ferguson of the Michigan
State political science depart-
DeWitt C. Baldwin, director of
Lane Hall, will also address the
meeting on "East and West Can
Learn To Live Together."
PROF. HAROLD Guetzkow of
the psychology department will
head a panel on "What Are the
United States" Responsibilities To-
ward the World's Refugees?"
Students interested in partici-
pating in the week-end institute
are asked to mail the registration
fee of $2.00 to Marian Gyr, Gen-
eral Chairman, 1028 Lincoln Ave.

Newberry Victorious in
Annual Gridiron Contest


Helen Newberry's football team
retained possession of the "Little
Little Brown Jug" with a rousing
26-0 victory over Betsy Barbour in
their annual grid contest Sunday.
Newberry's tight defense and
precision blocking were too much
for the Barbour-ites who suffered
their most one-sided defeat since
the inception of the series way
back in 1948.
* * *
NEWBERRY took the opening
kickoff and immediately moved
into scoring 'territory with half-
back Dot Rapp sweeping 25 yards
around her own end to score on
the fourth play of the game.
The tall, elusive halfback
brought the score to 7-0 by
running Barbour's left end for
the extra point.
A 20-yard pass from Joyce Robi-
chaud to Carol Schaller gave New-

berry a 13-0 lead early in the
second quarter. This ended the
scoring in the first half as New-
berry's tight defense offset the
valiant aerial efforts of Barbour's
Ruth Spillman.
* * *
Newberry girls roll to two more
Carol Schaller went over in
the third period on a sensational
reverse play that covered 35
NORMA JACKEC scored the
extra point on the ancient statue
of liberty play to make the score
Newberry 26, Barbour 0.
Rita Woodson and Becky Short
anchored the brilliant Newberry
line while defensive backfield ace
Betty Brown stymied a good share
of the Barbour plays which man-
aged to penetrate the Newberry

-Daily-Alex Lmanian
SIGMA CHI DEBUTANTE-Chuck Weyand, Si ma Chi pledge, makes his bow to society at Sigma
Chi coming-out party Sunday. Given to intro duce the 22 fraternity pledges to campus coeds, the
event attracted 35 Martha Cook girls, who, con plete with formals, saddle shoes and lumberjackets,
chat with Weyand over the refreshment table.

Quaders Raid Wrecked
Building for Material

Pro grais
DRAMA-8 p.m. Angell Hall Play-

Something even more unusual
than the homecoming displays
t'hemselves was turned up in the
heated competition last week when
a group of honest thieves snuck
out to prowl from houses in the
East Quad and vicinity.
Descending on a Church Street
house being razed in the shadow
of the Quad early last week, the
angelic criminals "borrowed"
pieces of wood to bolster their dis-
* * *
yesterday morning, when work-
men, arriving to put the finishing
touches on the wrecking, found
many of the missing pieces of
wood, including an errant flight
of stairs, strewn about the site.
Who started the great wood
rush remains unknown, but the
reason for its growth was ex-
plained by Paul Stopper, '50-
BAd., whose dorm, Hayden
House, used and returned some
of the wood.
"Itwas sort of spontaneous," he
said. "Somebody came in and said
that another house had their rec
room full of the wood, and we
IFC Calls for
More Talent
Talent offers for the IFC Talent
Show are pouring into the IFC
Offices, according to Dick Tinker,
'50, publicity chairman for the
But, said Tinker, applications
are still being accepted. Any stu-
dent is eligible to' participate.
Music, comedy, dance, acrobatic,
magic and other types of acts will
be presented in the show.
presented December 1, instead of
November 17 as previously an-
nounced. Proceeds iwll be used to
finance the IFC's annual Christ-
mas party for Ann Arbor children,
held in the IM Building.
Tinker asked all students who
want to participate in the Talent
Show to send a card to the IPC
offices, Rm. 3C, Union, stating
their name, type of act, address
and phone number.

thought we'd better get some. So
we did."
MEN WORKING on the project
took the incident rather philo-
sophically. "This really wasn't
anything," one of them said yes-
terday as he picked up the last
of the returned wood.
"One time we were doing a job
on Hill Street, and somebody
walked off with a bathtub we'd
parked out in front. You've just
gotta expect these things in a
college town."

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MUS-8:15 p.m. Music Master- Farce Tomorrow
works - WPAG. 10:30 p.m. F reT m ro
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FORUM - 8:30 p.m. America's
Town Meeting "What Should "Servant of Two Masters" will
the Free World Do About the begin a four night run at 8 p.m.
Atomic Bomb"?-WHRV, tomorrow in Lydia Mendelssohn
AW Theatre.
INTERVIEW - 9 p.m. We the Presented by the speech depart-
People: the Four Horsemen ment, the play is an 18th century
of Notre Dame-WJR, CBS- Italian farce in the Commedia
TV. dell' Arte manner.
COMEDY-9 p.m. Bob Hope- Tickets may be purchased from
WWJ. 9:30 Fibber McGee -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Lydia
WWJ. Mendelssohn box office.

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