Dean McSloy, Director of Forensics
William Deschler was the forensics assistant.
Julie Gaisford, Walter Minnick, Ramon Penichet- Debate managers
John Raymond Freimann, MFA; BS
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.
team of Miss Hansen and Miss Esther Hartglass won
second place in the junior division tournament at
Gaisford was the winner of first place in impromptu
at the Western States tournament at
debate teams of Deshler and Minnick and the Misses Hansen and Gaisford were each in second place in their divisions at
the junior division tournament at the
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.
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
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.
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
thinking about reducing aid to communist countries like
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.”
first test ban agreement between the
June 11, 1963, two black students are admitted to the
June 12, Medgar Evers, the NAACP field secretary for
is assassinated in
M. A vaccine is developed to fight measles.
submarine USS Tresher sinks in the
A. The team had 25 members, 10 of whom were returning students.
· 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
· 1. 28 colleges/universities and 280 students participated
· 2. Hansen and Harthlass- 2nd for women
1. 1. Gaisford- 1st in impromptu and 3rd in extemp
1. 1. Deshler and Minnick- 2nd in men
2. 2. Hansen and Gaisford- 2nd in women
1. 1. Robert Wallace and Charles Weidner- 2nd in men
1. 1. 60 colleges/universities participated
2. 2. Deshler and Minnick went 3-1
· 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