1922-1923 Whitman Speech and Debate Team

 

Faculty

 

 

L.W. Sawtette

 

Description: 1912 davis   Description: 1919-1920 G   

With William R. Davis, George Maquis, and Walter Eels (not pictured)

 

Description: 1922-1923 Delta Sigma Rho

Whitman News

 

II-Whitman College

 

-Class officers (first semester)

            President                                 Nathaniel Penrose

            Vice President             Alice Applegate

            Secretary                                 Jere Neterer

            Chair Publicity Committee       Harry Jesseph

 

-Class officers (second semester)

            President                                 Harper Joy

            Vice President             Alice Applegate

            Secretary                                 Arthur Douglas

            Chair Publicity Committee       Joseph Rupley

 

-Class officers (Women’s League)

            President                                             Helen VanNuys

            Vice President                         Evangeline Fix

            Secretary                                             Doris Reavis

            Treasurer                                            Aurel Blair

            Chair Point System Committee           Lottie L. Stevens

 

-They added three new faculty:

            Ermine Pierson in Music

            Lura Bryan in Home Economics

            Earnest Howell in Modern Languages

 

-Football and Drama were the biggest activities on campus

 

-Dr. S.B.L. Penrose, the college president, lectured around the region against 30 10 taxation

 

-November 29th, they had a pageant to commemorate the Whitman Massacre

 

-They began an annual “Prettiest Girl” beauty pageant

 

-January 18th, the Delta Delta Delta sorority had its first pledge class initiation

 

-They were constructing a new men’s dorm

 

-They enacted a stronger honor code

 

Description: 1922-1923 Freshman-Sophomore Debate

 

 

Speech in the English Department News

p. 76

 

 

COURSES IN SPEAKING

6.   Oral Composition.—This course aims to develop the ability to speak effectively.  It supplements Course I in the study of the principles of composition  and  gives practice in the application oi them in speaking. Attention is also given to the formation of right vocal habits. Required of Freshmen. One hour, three terms.

7.   Argumentation and Debate.—The aim of the course is not so much to develop skill in formal debate as to give the student the power to consider disputed questions calmly and logically. Open to students above Freshman year. Three hours, first term.

8.   Public Speaking.—This course is devoted chiefly to the composition and the delivery of occasional speeches and short orations.  Open to Juniors and Seniors.  Three hours, second term.

9.   Oral Interpretation of Literature.—This course is intended to meet the needs of students who expect to become teachers of literature.  Open to Juniors and Seniors.  Three hours, third term.

 

30.  Public Speaking.—A course designed for a small number of students who desire individual attention.  The instructor en- deavors so far as possible to secure speaking appointments for competent members of the class.  Open by permission of the instructor to students above Freshman year.

 

 

 

 

Description: 1922-1923 Women's Triangular Debate-1

 

Description: 1922-1923 Women's Triangular Debate-2

 

1923

The William Thomas Dovell Prizes in Oratory—same as 1918

 

The John Brining Extemporaneous Speaking Contest—same as 1917

 

Student Organizations—same as 1921

 


English Department Speech Courses

 

6.         Oral Composition.—This course aims to develop the ability to speak effectively. It supplements Course I in the study of the principles of composition and gives practice in the application of them in speaking. Attention is also given to the formation of right vocal habits. Required of Freshmen. One hour, three terms.

 

7.         Argumentation and Debate.—The aim of the course is not so much to develop skill in formal debate as to give the student the power to consider disputed questions calmly and logically.

Open to students above Freshman year. Three hours, first term.

 

8.         Public Speaking.—This course is devoted chiefly to the com­position and the delivery of occasional speeches and short ora­tions. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Three hours, second term.

 

9.         Oral Interpretation of Literature.—This course is intended to meet the needs of students who expect to become teachers of literature. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Three hours, third term.

 

30.       Public Speaking.—A course designed for a small number of students who desire individual attention. The instructor en­deavors so far as possible to secure speaking appointments for competent members of the class. Open by permission of the instructor to students above Freshman year.

 

Awards 1922

 

The John Brining Prizes in Freshman Extemporaneous Speaking

First: JEHNIE JEAN SECREST, Class of 1925

            Second: EDWARD MACK SMITH, Class of 1925

 

The William Thomas Dovell Prizes in Oratory

First: OTIS HALBERT HOLMES, JR., Class of 1923

Second: REES MURRAY JONES, Class of 1922

 

 

 

World News

 

Fall-Winter 1922:

·        August 17: Government cracks down on hip flasks

·        August 28: Seductive aromas ban from beauty contests

·        -September 22nd – The Mandate of Palestine is approved by the Council of the League of Nations

·        October 8: Giants over Yankees in 5 games in World Series

·        October 18th – The British Broadcasting Company is formed.

·        -October 23rd – The German army occupies Saxony

·        -October 28th – The Italian fascist party gains power with Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister

·        -October 28th – The Red Army occupies Vladivostok

·        October 30: Geometric art becomes new movement in Paris

·        November 1st – The Ottoman Empire is abolished.

·        November 14: BBC broadcasting begins in London

·        November 21st – Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes the first female US Senator

·        November 26: King Tut's Tomb found

·        December 6th – The Irish Free State officially comes into existence

·        -December 30th – The USSR is formed.

·        Louis Armstrong joins King Oliver's jazz band

·        December 10: Einstein and Niels Bohr win Nobel prizes for work with the quantum theory in their respective fields

Winter-Summer 1923

·        January 1: USC over Penn State 14-3 in Rose Bowl

·        January 27: Nazi Party holds first Congress in Munich

·        May 27: KKK defies law requiring publication of its members

·        August 2: President Harding dies of apoplectic stroke

·        August 6: Henry Sullivan swims English channel in 28 hours

·        August 13: U.S. Steel offers 8-hour workday

 

Team News

 

I-Whitman Debate

 

-The team did not debate as extensively as usual, many debates were cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

 

-It was “entirely a men’s year” (yearbook).  The women barely competed.

 

-In the Freshman vs. Sophomore men’s debate:

            sophomores (aff) won

            Resolved: The voters of the state of Washington should be required to declare

their political faith at the time of registration.

 

-They had the first freshman-only debates ever against Pacific University

 

-Coach was Professor L. W. Sawtelle from the English department

 

-Coach Sawtelle formed a new female debating organization, called the Ilkawan Club

            they did debate, oratory, and dramatic interpretation

 

-Main resolution of the year was Resolved: that the United States should retain the Philippine Islands permanently.

 

-There was some of the stiffest competition ever to be on the debate team, 18 men tried out.

 

-The subject in the intramural debates was cancellation of war debts

 

-February 9th, Whitman women took 2nd place to University of Washington

 

-There were six competitors in the Dovell oratory contest, the topics were:

            “Through Science to God”

            “Free the Caribbeans”

            “Two Pioneer Women”

            “The Trail of Service”

            “Reverence for Law”

            “Pan-Islamism”

 

Team Results

 

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