1907-1908 Whitman Speech and Debate Team
President Penrose, Professor W. A. Bratton, Professor N. F. Coleman
A. Senior class officers were president Roy N. Wolfe, vice president Flora Morgan, secretary Joe Allen, treasurer Edith Vestal, and historian Calivn Thomason.
B. Debate council members were president Alfred Livengood, secretary George B. Woodward, manager Harry Davenport, and Walter C. Eells.
officers were president
Speech in the English Department News
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Professors HENDRICK and COLEMAN The objects contemplated by this department are as follows:
I. In the study of literature (a) to impart some knowledge of the origin and development of our language and literature; (b) to give a general acquaintance with the whole field of literature; (c) to give a particular acquaintance with the leading periods, with the aim, in the latter case, of imparting an appreciation and understanding of ~he 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. II. In the study and practice of composition (a) to give, with a knowledge of the main principles of rhetoric, much practice and careful training in written expression; (b) to develop the power of free and effective public speech. Courses i, ~, and 7 are required of all candidates for the baccalaureate degrees. Course i must be taken by Freshmen. Students who select English as their major study will take also Courses 8
1. Composition. Lectures, recitations, and written exercises. Three short themes are written each week; or at the will of the instructor, two or more of these may be replaced by one longer composition. The themes are criticized in detail by the instructor. Conferences are held weekly or hi-weekly, according to the needs of the individual student. Illustrative reading in the main forms of literary composition is required. Three hours, both semesters. (M. W. F., at 8:00) Open to all students. Required of all Freshmen.
2. Advanced Composition. A further course in practical composition fur students who desire special training in addition to that afforded hy Course s. Short daily themes or a longer weekly composition are written throughout the year. A student is encouraged to develop his aptitudes with a view to possible literary work in after life. Each student’s work is subject to the criticism of the class as well as to that of the instructor. Regular conferences are held. Two hours, both semesters. Open to students who have completed Course with a grade not lower than “C.”
3. Public Speaking. 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, both semesters. (F., at 8:00) Open to all students. Required of all candidates for the baccalaureate degrees.
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, second semester. (F. Tb., at 3:00) Open to students who have completed Courses 5 and 6.
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. Two hours, first semester. (T. Th., at 3:00) Open to students who have completed Course 3.
THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WHITMAN COLLEGE is an organization which has charge of the general activities of the student body. Athletics of all kinds, the glee clubs, debate, literary societies, and student 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 LIBETHREAN and PHILOLITHIAN LITERARY SOCIETIES have been organized by the young women of the college for the development of literary culture and social life. GLEE CLUBS are maintained by both young men and young women.
“At the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, leaders of all major nations
C. “The autonomous Government of Transvaal announced a policy that required registration and fingerprinting of all Asians. In response, led 10,000 Indian residents in protest.” *
D. “In response to the killing of nine European workers in Casablanca, French warships bombarded the city on August 2nd.” *
E. “Under the Gentlemen's Agreement,
the Japanese agreed to withhold passports from laborers intending to migrate to
F. “On December 16th, a fleet of 16 American battleships set sail on an around–the–world voyage.” *
G. “Maria Montessori, who was the first women physician in Italy, opened a school for children. Her teaching methods, which bear her name, are still used today.” *
H. “On November 13, 1907, Paul Cornu flew the first helicopter.” *
British launched the luxury liner the
ANNUAL INTERSOCIETY DEBATE
THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1907. EIGHT O'CLOCK.
Vocal Solo ......... MRS. APFY
Calvin Crumhakcr Vernon Cooke
Walter E. Feltholise Radford Rigsby
Eester Livengood Harry Davenport
Frank Fletcher Walter C. Eclis
Rebuttal: Same order, Negative leading.
Music .......... Mandolin Club
DECISION OF JUDGES
Chairman of evening', Mr. George B. Marquis.
Judges on Question, Alien H. Reynolds, Dr. E. E. Shaw. Marvin Evans.
Judges to select speakers for the two Debating Teams, President Penrose, Professor W. A. Bratton, Professor N. F. Coleman.
Decision—2 to 1. Affirmative.
Self or Service
Reaping Without Solving
The Call from the Orient
The Modern Menace
MISS ROWENA MATHOIT
LADIES' DOT'BLE QUARTETTE
Chairman of the Evening, Walter C. Eclis.
Judges on Thought and Composition
Rev. J. C. Reid, Professor Ruby, Dr. E. E. Shaw.
Judges on Delivery
Alien H. Reynolds, Francis J. Van Horn, D. D„ Rev. S. G. Fischer.
First Prize Awarded to ...... PAUL P. BKAINARD, '09
Second Prize Awarded to ..... MADGE FOWLER, '08
The prize was a gold "W" pin of official design, which was presented to the winner of the contest. This was the gift of Edward D. Baldwin, '06, who suggested that each President 'of the Debate Council, the next year after holding office, should offer such a prize for the oratorical contest.
Whitman Pioneer 11/26/07
"Immigration Will Be The Question"
immigration will be the subject discussed by Whitman,
"Debaters Defeated on Banking"
Whitman Loses to W.S.C. on Adoption of the Canadian System
Pullman Trio Wins by Withholding Its Scheme of Counter Reform Until Final Speech.
Washington State College on the night annual debate from Whitman last night in the college chapel. The question was the currency system. Whitman upheld the affirmative and W.S.C. the negative. "Resolved that the United States should authorize the establishment of branch banks and the issuance of an asset currency, and under the Canadian banking system."
The speakers were as follows:
Whitman, affirmative -- C. Morrow, '10; R. V. Peringer, '08; W.C. Eells, '08. Rebuttal Eells.
W.S.C. negative -- M. Newhouse, '11; J.O. Blair, '08; N.J. Aikin, '08 Rebuttal, Aikin.
"Brainard, College Orator"
With denunciation of Mormonism wins local oratorical contest.
Paul P. Brainard of the junior class won the local oratorical contest which was held in the college chapel on Saturday night, and Miss Madge Fowler of the senior class took second place. An unusually large crowd gathered to listen to the orators and the closest attention was observed throughout the program. The program was opened with an excellently rendered vocal solo by Miss Rowena Mathoit of the conservatory and was closed with a selection by the ladies' double quartet.
II. Debate at Whitman
topic was “Resolved: That the
2. On the affirmative for Pacific were H. E. Guyan, H. H. Arnston, and J. R. Ward who delivered the rebuttal.
the negative for Whitman were Eells, Radford Rigsby, and
4. Whitman won on a 2-1 decision.
1. The topic was the same as in the debate against Pacific.
2. On the affirmative for Whitman were Calvin Curmbaker, Lester Livengood, and Frank Fletcher who delivered the rebuttal.
the negative for
4. Whitman won on a 3-0 decision.
topic was “Resolved: That the
2. On the affirmative for Whitman were Roy Peringer, Clarence Morrow, and Eells.
3. On the negative for W. S. C. were J. O. Blair, Milton Newhouse, and J. J. Aiken.
4. W. S. C. won on a 2-1 decision.
* Taken from: http://www.multied.com/dates/1906.html