The Faculty

Description: http://www.whitman.edu/offices_departments/rhetoric/history/1961_files/90-1968.jpg

Dean McSloy, Director of Forensics


Kenneth Garrison was president of Pi Kappa Delta.


 Description: http://www.whitman.edu/offices_departments/rhetoric/history/1961_files/90-1971.jpg 

Arlene DuMond

Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts and Speech

B.F.A., M.F.A., Carnegie Institute of Technology


The Yearbook Said

 Description: http://www.whitman.edu/offices_departments/rhetoric/history/1961_files/90-1970.jpg

DEBATE, Row three: Garrison, Upham, Fuhrman, Brock, Pollock, Uwallen. Row two: Merrell, Wynstra, Burton, Wise, Davidson, Dondero. Row one: Murray, Snelling, Nelson, Michaelson, Pollock.


THE DEBATE PROGRAM at Whitman enjoyed the largest numerical growth in the College's history this year, with 33 students participating in intercollegiate tournaments.

Under the direction of Professor Dean McSloy, the debaters traveled to W.S.U., where Walter Minnick and Bill Deshler captured first place in Junior Men's debate, and to Centralia College, at which tournament Julie Gaisford and Jill Burton garnered a first-place tie in Women's debate. At the University of Idaho tournament James Huey and George Pollock, and Julie Gaisford and Pat Wise tied for the second-place position in debate. In February, attending the University of Puget Sound tournament, five of Whitman's six competing debate teams were successful in reaching the semi- finals.

With the forensic season well along Whitman planned to participate in the following tournaments, held in April: the Pacific Forensic League, and the Great Western tourney, both in Reno, Nevada, and the Regional Pi Kappa Delta Competition in Bozeman, Montana.

This year the debaters have demonstrated their wares for two local clubs, and for a speech clinic in Pullman, Washington, all of which forecasts a bright future for the Whitman forensic program.


Whitman News


A.     tradition was broken when the sophomores defeated the frosh in the annual Tug-O-War contest

B.     86 women pledged to the 6 national sororities

C.    The visitation weekend for incoming high school seniors was abolished

D.    Campus surveys showed a growing hesitancy to declare a major early

E.     The new science building's groundbreaking took place on October 28th

F.     The Associated Women of Whitman College changed their constitution

G.    Whitman revs up its summer study abroad program with programs in Britain and Austria

H.    Tuition is hiked up $220 to a total of $1000


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 85, 86. Senior Honors Course, 3 hours.


World News

A. President Kennedy is inaugurated.

B. The Peace Corps. is founded by Kennedy to aid developing nations.

C. “The U.S. agrees to increase aid to South Vietnam in the fight against Viet Cong rebels.”

D. The failed Bay of Pigs Invasion takes place, Kennedy takes full responsibility for the operation.

E. “President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev meet at a summit conference in Vienna on June 4.”

F. “On August 13, the Berlin Wall goes up, dividing East and West Berlin and ending the flow of refugees           out of East Germany.”

G. Dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated by members of the Dominican armed forces.

H. “In December 1961, Tanganyika is given the status of an independent state within the British    Commonwealth.”

I. In June, Kuwait gains its independence from Great Britain.


 Description: http://www.whitman.edu/offices_departments/rhetoric/history/1961_files/90-1972.jpg

Debate Club: Seated, left to rigbt: O'Brian, Smith, Wvnstra, Standing: Snelling, Minnick, Dondero, Upham, Penichet, Porterfield.

Whitman College debaters competed in many tournaments this year, extending from as close as Washington State University to Harvard University. The debate team did very well, this year. At Harvard the men's teams scored well, as did the women's. The men's team scoring the highest from Whitman consisted of Bill Deshler and Skeeter Minnick. A large group of interested freshmen turned out for debate this year, showing promise of more strong teams for the future while giving some needed help to the upperclassmen.


Description: 1962 Debate