The Faculty

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Dean McSloy, Director of Forensics


William Deschler was the forensics assistant.

Julie Gaisford, Walter Minnick, Ramon Penichet- Debate managers


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John Raymond Freimann, MFA; BS New York University, MFA, Fordham University



Team Photo

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Front Row: Bob Wallace, Dave Wilkins, John Silko, Candy Hansen, Sally Seiber, Joyce Elder, Jeff Faldenhan, Phil Windell, Walter Minnick, Bill Deshler

Back Row: John Lewallen, Don Erickson, George Pollock, Chuck Weidner, Esther Hartglass, Ben Thorne, Don Anderson, Mike Munson, Keith Shaeffer, Mal Higgins


The Yearbook Said

Whitman has been represented by twenty-five speakers in tournaments so far this year. After having won ten first places and numerous seconds and thirds, as well as twelve of seventeen rounds at Harvard, last year, another winning season was anticipated. This is proving to be the case.

At the W.S.U. senior division tournament William Deshler and Walter C. Minnick won first place in men's debate. John Lewallen and Donald Anderson were third. In women's debate Candace Hansen and Julie Gaisford placed second. Minnick was second in extemporaneous speaking and Miss Gaisford third in oratory.

The team of Miss Hansen and Miss Esther Hartglass won second place in the junior division tournament at Centralia College. All but two of the Whitman debaters were in their first college meet, but won nineteen debates while losing eleven.

Miss Gaisford was the winner of first place in impromptu at the Western States tournament at Arcadia, California. In addition she was third in extemporaneous speaking.

The debate teams of Deshler and Minnick and the Misses Hansen and Gaisford were each in second place in their divisions at the Seattle Pacific College tournament.

At the junior division tournament at the University of Idaho Robert Wallace and Charles Weidner were awarded second place. Student participation in the tournaments ranged from 105 to 480 from western colleges and universities.

The excellence of the work being done by Whitman debate teams is being given recognition by invitations to several of the most important tournaments in the nation this year: Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and M.I.T. Deshler and Minnick will be at the latter two meets on successive week-ends. Five other tournaments remain on the Whitman schedule, according to Professor Dean F. McSloy, Whitman's Director of Forensics.


Whitman News

A.     The college added 3 new faculty members

      1.  Richard C. Brown- Associate Professor of Biology

      2. Robert A. Blumenthal- Associate Professor of Physics

      3. Maurice D. Weir- Instructor in Math

B.     Louis B. Perry- College President

C.    Walter ‘Skeeter’ Minnick- Student Body President

D.    Students were actively petitioning for longer library hours

E.     The Pioneer had numerous ads about drinking milk

F.     Construction on the men's dorm, Jewett Hall, began.

G.    A bible study group was started

H.    Bridge was a popular game.  The college even held a Bridge Tournament.

I.       President Perry releases a memorandum saying that Hell Week must be eliminated

J.      "Caretaker" is the first play of the season

K.     The Phis dominate IM football

L.     Throwing "Whitty Women" into Lakum Dukum is a strong tradition

M.    The Senior Women formulate an Honor Code

N.    Financial Aid recipients rise to one third of all students

O.    Rev. Clifford Drury of the San Francisco Theological Seminary gave the Baccalaureate address

P.     A near riot broke out during finals week after an unsuccessful raid on Anderson and Prentiss


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.     The Civil Rights Bill was a controversial issue

B.     Capital punishment became a main issue on campus with the impending hanging of Don White at the state prison.

C.    Birth control was also an issue of interest to students

D.    US thinking about reducing aid to communist countries like Poland and Yugoslavia

E.     “The French veto the British bid to join the Common Market.”

F.     “The Vietnamese military, with the backing of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), overthrows the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem.”

G.    Kenya declares Independence

H.    “The first test ban agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union is ratified by the Senate on October 10. The agreement bans the above-ground testing of nuclear weapons.”

I.       “On June 11, 1963, two black students are admitted to the University of Alabama.”

J.      “On June 12, Medgar Evers, the NAACP field secretary for Mississippi, is assassinated by Byron De La             Beckwith.”

K.     Kennedy goes to Berlin and is greeted enthusiastically.

L.     Kennedy is assassinated in Texas.

M.    A vaccine is developed to fight measles.

N.    The submarine USS Tresher sinks in the Atlantic ocean, all men aboard die.


Team Awards

A.     The team had 25 members, 10 of whom were returning students.

B.     Washington State University Senior Division Tournament

·        1. William Deshler and Walter Minnick- 1st place for men

·        2. John Lewallen and Donald Anderson- 3rd place for men

·        3. Candace Hansen and Julie Gaisford- 2nd for women

·        4. Minnick- 2nd in extemp, Gaisford- 3rd in oratory

C.    Centralia College Junior Division Tournament

·        1. 28 colleges/universities and 280 students participated

·        2. Hansen and Harthlass- 2nd for women

D.    Western States at Arcadia, CA

1.     1. Gaisford- 1st in impromptu and 3rd in extemp

E.     Seattle Pacific Tounament

1.     1. Deshler and Minnick- 2nd in men

2.     2. Hansen and Gaisford- 2nd in women

F.     F. U. of Idaho Junior Division Tournament

1.     1. Robert Wallace and Charles Weidner- 2nd in men

G.    Columbia University International Invitation

1.     1. 60 colleges/universities participated

2.     2. Deshler and Minnick went 3-1

H.    U. of Puget Sound

·        1. John Ramage and Phillip Windell- 1st in Jr. division

I.       MIT Invitational

·        1. 38 colleges/universities

·        2. Deshler and Minnick went 4-2

·        3. Minnick- 3rd speaker

J.      Pacific Forensic League Debate Tournament at OSU

A.     1. Lewallen and Weidner went 2-2

B.     2. Lewallen - 3rd in oratory, 3rd in ADS

K.     Dovell- Gose Competition

1.     1. 12 men and 6 women

2.     2. Joyce Elder- 1st in women

3.     3. Bernard Baber- 1st in men