1904-1905 Whitman Speech and Debate Team
Rev. Austin Rice, Professors Lyman, Hendrick, and Bratton
The Debate-Literary Societies continue to operate.
A. The college built a new gymnasium.
B. Mill stones used by Marcus Whitman were found with the help of Senator Ankey.
The Athenaeum Society
Speech in the English Department News
Note that a department of public speaking existed this year.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Professor Hendrick and Miss Jolliffe The objects contemplated by this department are to impart (a) sonic knowledge of the origin and development of our language and literature; (b) a general acquaintance with the whole field of literature; (c) a particular acquaintance with the leading periods, with the aim, in the latter case, of imparting an appreciation and understanding of the individual works selected, a grasp of their relation to one another, and a conception of the way in which they give expression to the personality of the writer and the tendencies of the time; (d) an acquaintance with good usage in speech and an ability to write and express thoughts in good English. Courses 1 and 7 are required of all candidates for the baccalaureate degrees. Courses 1, 7, 9, 11 or 12, 13, and course 4 in the department of Greek are required of all students who take English as their major study.
1. Composition. Lectures, recitations, and
written exercises. Short themes are written in class and longer ones are
required fortnightly. The themes are criticized in detail by the instructors,
consultation hours being appointed, and each student required to discuss his
work with his instructor.
2. Composition. A study of words, the sentence, and the paragraph; lectures on the various kinds of composition—exposition, criticism, description, argument, narration. Exercises are assigned dealing with the different forms of writing discussed. A limited amount of illustrative reading is required. Two hours per week throughout the year. Open to students who have completed Course 1. Omitted in 1905-6.]
4. Argumentation. A study of the processes of argument by analysis and construction; writing of arguments, oral debates, individual criticisms, and interviews. Baker, Principles of Argumentation. Two hours per week either semester. Open to students who have completed Course 5 in the department of Public Speaking.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SPEAKING President Penrose and Miss Merrell
5. Principles of Vocal Expression. A general course in vocal training, the use of the voice in speaking and reading, the elements of interpretative reading, with practice in the preparation and delivery of declamations and short speeches. One hour per week throughout the year. Open to all students.
6. Public Speaking. A study of the chief forms of public speech, with the analysis of master-orations and practice in the preparation and delivery of speeches. One hour per week throughout the year. Open to students who have completed Course 5.
THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WHITMAN COLLEGE
15 ·an organization which
has charge of the general activities of the student body. Athletics of all
kinds, the glee-clubs, debate, literary societies, and college publications are
under its control. Any student or instructor of the institution is eligible to
membership. The ATHENAEUM AND PHRENOKOSMIAN LITERARY SOCIETIES, meeting weekly,
furnish opportunity to the young men for profitable practice in the important
work of debate and public speaking. The COLLEGE ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION is a
society whose aim is to develop power and taste in public speaking. It is a
charter member of the Intercollegiate Oratorical Association, including the
II. In the World
A. The Russo-Japanese war broke out.
Reyes became the dictator of
E. Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops in Russia.
F. Oklahoma admitted to statehood
G. Eleanor Roosevelt marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in NY.
H. U.S. Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional.
Whitman's record in debate is one of which
she may be especially proud. Out of seventeen
intercollegiate contests she has won thirteen.
Honors are even between Whitman and the
Resolved, That it should be the policy of the
AFFIRMATIVE. Whitman. JAMES GILBREATH. HAROLD ELLTS. LINNIE M. MARSH. Rebuttal.
NEGATIVE. MILTON R. KLEPPER. WILL J. JONES. FRANK O. KREAGER Rebuttal. MR KREGER
Judges—Warren Tolman, Spokane; R. Holcomb, Ritzville; Cyrus P. Happy, Spokane.
Decision—Unanimous for the affirmative.
A. Athenaeum won intersociety debate.
B. Intercollegiate debate
topic was “Resolved: That the
b. On the affirmative for Whitman were Roy N. Wolfe, Walter C. Eells, and W. G. Greenslade who delivered the rebuttal.
the negative for
d. Whitman won on a 2-1 decision.
a. The topic was “Resolved: That whenever, in the event of continued domestic violence, lives and property are not adequately protected by a state, it is for the public good that the president should have the power to afford protection without the application of a State for federal aid.”
the affirmative for the
c. On the negative for Whitman were Roy V. Peringer, Heber H. Ryan, and Greenslade who delivered the rebuttal.
· “Comic strips are extended, creating the comic book.”
· “In recording music, a flat disk replaces wax cylinders.”
· “The British and French sign an agreement regarding boundaries between their colonial empires.”
Russo-Japanese war erupted when negotiations over
· “Theodore Roosevelt announced an addition to the Monroe Doctrine. He stated, in referring to South and Central America, that the United States had the right and the need to intervene in the internal affairs of states in the Western hemisphere if they did not get their own affairs in order.”