Dean McSloy, Director of Forensics
Betty Vaughan and Byron Elhe, Debate co-managers
Instructor in Speech
B.F.A., M.F.A., Carnegie Institute of Technology
The Yearbook said
Left to right: Othal Lakey, Betty Vaughn, Evelyn Robinson, and Byron Ehle.
Varsity Debate squad made a very successful showing during the 1956-1957 season. The team won a first place and two seconds at the
tournament held at
April, two teams, representing Whitman Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta,
A. The college added 8 new professors to the faculty
1. In the division of arts and letters, John D. Reeves, instructor of classics; and Arthur P. Metastasio, instructor of modern languages, were added.
2. New to the division of social sciences were Dr. Homer T. Knight, associate professor of education; Hauton B. Lee, instructor of education; Merle E. Meyer, instructor of psychology; and John G. Ranlett, instructor of economics.
3. Don L. Manley joined the science department as an associated professor of physics. Robert Bennet joined the physics department in early February.
4. Miss Mary Jane Corry was hired by the conservatory of music as an instructor of piano and harpsichord.
B. Larry Lutcher was the student body president.
C. Chester C. Maxey was the college president.
A. The L.F. Anderson
estate was purchased by the college. This 12-room residence on the college
campus is now known to us as
B. Vice President Nixon came to
C. Classes were cancelled Friday, February 2, 1957, as all students were expected to help move the contents of the old library into the new library. 500 students showed up to offer assistance, and Penrose Memorial Library officially opened with a ceremony Sunday evening.
D. The Pioneer ran advertisements for Viceroy cigarettes and General Electric.
Speech Major and Courses
THE MAJOR: Thirteen hours selected from courses in speech; Dramatic Art 47, 48; twelve hours selected from English 25, 26, 35, 36, 39, 40, 75, 76, 79, 80; three hours selected from History 27, 28, 57, 58, 61, 62, 64. Of the total of thirty-six hours, eighteen must be in courses numbered above 50. Advised: As much additional work in dramatic art as time permits.
SPEECH 11, 12. Fundamentals of Speech, 3 hours.
SPEECH 41. Theory and Practice of Discussion, 3 hours.
SPEECH 42. Argumentation and Persuasion, 3 hours.
SPEECH 43, 44. Principles and Practice of Debate, 2hours.
SPEECH 51. Business and Professional Speech, 3 hours.
SPEECH 53. Introduction to Radio and Television, 3 hours.
SPEECH 72. Radio Production and Direction, 3 hours.
SPEECH 78. Oral Interpretation, 3 hours.
SPEECH 80. Voice Science and Phonetics, 3 hours.
SPEECH 81. Introduction to Speech Correction, 3 hours.
SPEECH 82. Problems in Speech Correction, 2 or 3 hours
SPEECH 85, 86. Senior Honors Course, 3 hours.
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INTRAMURAL WINNERS-Left to right: Betty Vaughn presenting the trophy to Marietta Stark and Gloria Lewis. Doug Cole and Denny Ashlock receiving the award from Byron Ehle.
Winners in the Intramural Tournament sponsored by the Varsity Debate team were Gloria Lewis and Marietta Stark, representing the Independent women, and Denny Ashlock and Doug Cole, debating for Phi Delta Theta. Runners up in the Tourney were Kirsten Johnson and Charlotte McCroskey, Alpha Phi, and Bob Halvorsen and Mike Irvine, Independent Men.
topic for debate throughout the year was; Resolved:
Internationally, it was a tense time. The
· Large-scale opposition to French rule forced the French to grant independence to Morocco and Tunisia.
· Previously under joint Egyptian-British rule, the Sudanese voted for and was granted independence.
“The first transatlantic telephone cable
· The Suez War occurred began when the Israeli Defense Forces attacked Egyptian forces in the Sinai. British and French forces became involved but withdrew due to American pressure, backed up by Russian threats.
· The Cuban Revolution begins.
· An oral vaccine for Polio is introduced.
The Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta was in- stalled on the Whitman campus in the spring of 1955. The officers for the year 1956-1957 are Othal Lakey, president; Evelyn Robinson, vice-president; and Betty Vaughan, secretary.
the P. L. C. tournament the team of O'Brien and Hagan took first in the Junior
Men's Debate, the team of Lakey and Ehle tied for second in Senior Men's Debate, and Lakey won a second in Senior Men's Oratory and a third in
Senior Men's Extemporaneous speaking. In the W. S. C. tournament Vaughan and
Robinson tied for first in Senior Women's Debate, Johnson and Stark won second
in Senior Women's Debate, and O'Brien and Hagan tied for second in Men's
Debate. In the Inland Empire Tournament at
· At the Pacific Lutheran Forensic Tournament, Dennis O'Brien and Mike Hagan took 1st place in junior men, after winning every round. Othal Lakey and Byron Elhe took 2nd in senior men. Lakey also won a 2nd and a 3rd in individual events, and O'Brien tied for 3rd in his IE round. Overall, the Whitman team had 20 wins and only 10 losses, in a field of 150 competitors from 15 schools.
· Sixteen debaters traveled to the Washington State College Invitational Debate Tournament. Betty Vaughan and Evelyn Robinson tied for 1st, in their division, with a record of 5 wins - 1 loss. Kirsten Johnson and Marietta Stark were 2nd. Dennis O'Brien and Maike Hagan tied for 2nd place in juniors.
The Inland Empire Tournament at the
· Eight debaters attended the Linfield Tournament of Champions. Othal Lakey placed 1st in oratory, Betty Vaughan placed 1st in interpretive reading, Evelyn Robinson placed 1st in after-dinner speaking, and Hagan and O'Brien were two of the six finalists in extemporaneous speaking. Competitors came from 42 different schools to compete at Linfield.
The Pi Kappa Delta tournament sent two teams
The Triangular debate, held at
· Othal Lakey was the president of Pi Kappa Delta.