The Faculty

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Dean McSloy, Director of Forensics (Full Professor)


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


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Charles David Haller, MFA, Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art and Speech


The Yearbook Said

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During the school year Whitman College will be represented in debate by one of the largest squads in the history of the school, thirty-two. Twelve members of last year's successful group remain and twenty beginners will see tournament participation.

A majority of those in the latter category have had high school experience and are considered by Director of Forensics, Professor Dean F. McSloy, to be capable of developing during their careers here into one of the most formidable forensics groups Whitman has had.

In the three tournaments held so far they have won approximately 65% of their debates and have ranked high in individual speaking events. Six more meets are on the schedule.

As a result of the outstanding work done by Whitman debaters in the East during the past few years, invitations to tournaments have been extended by many of the nation's finest institutions: Princeton, Harvard, M.I.T., University of Chicago, and Caltech to name a few. At least one national meet will be entered.


Whitman News

A.     Louis Perry was the college president and urged the fraternities to end discrimination.

B.     Ben Kerkvliet was ASWC president.

C.    Jewett Hall opened in the fall.

D.    Two fund campaigns for Cordiner Hall were launched.

E.     Enrollment neared 1, 000.

F.     Duke Ellington performed on campus.

G.    The Drama Film Series showed Ingmar Bergman's "Seal"

H.    Enrollment reaches 998 students

I.       ASWC sponsors conferences about racial issues

J.      The annual "Shrine" football game is a big hit

K.     The homecoming theme is "Whitman in 1984", a look into the future

L.     Duke Ellington performs on campus

M.    Whitman’s Pio endorses LBJ for president


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 London Daily Herald is replaced by The Sun

B. Ian Fleming’s Goldfingerdebutes in the United Kingdom

C. Malta obtains independence from the United Kingdom

D. The Warren Commission publishes its first official report on the assassination of John. F. Kennedy (Sept. 24)

E. The Mozambican War of Independence begins (Sept. 25)

F. The Berkeley Free Speech Movement begins in Berkeley, California

G. The Kinks release their first album

H. The first high-speed rail system opens in Japan (October 1)


Team Awards

A. Team members were Don Anderson, Julie Gaisford, David Grant, Esther Hartglass, Malcom Higgins, Mike Munson, John Ramage, Sally Sieber, John Silko, Benjamin Thorn, Chuck Wiedner, Phil Windell, Bernard Baber, Dean Brett, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Dawn Haase, David King, Liahana Klenman, James Manley, John Norris, Myron Palmer, Clayton Patrick, Charles Penichet, Mary Lou Phillips, Lois Salisbury, Clara Shelton, Baker Stocking, Denny Titus, Thomas Wolfendale, Thomas Hawkins, Abahomi Ayodele, and David Wyckoff.

B. Centralia Tournament

1. Fitzgerald and Klenman took second in debate.

2. Wolfendale received second in men’s extemporaneous speaking and tied with Brett for third in impromptu speaking.

3. Shelton was a finalist in women’s extemporaneous speaking.

4. Salisbury was a finalist in interpretive reading.

5. Grant was a semifinalist in impromptu speaking.

C. Washington State University Tournament

1. All debate teams did well.

2. Grant took second in extemporaneous speaking.

3. Wolfendale took third in oratory and was a finalist in extemporaneous speaking.

D. Ten Whitman debaters attended the Western States Tournament at Idaho State University in Pocatello, although 24 debaters prepared for the tournament. Shelton and Hartglass had a 4-2 record.

E. University of Portland Tournament

1. McCornack and Haase won the tournament in debate while Fitzgerald and Klenman took second.

2. Haase won second in extemporaneous speaking while Shelton took third and Klenman was a finalist.

3. McCornack was a finalist in oratory.

4. Fitzgerald was in finalist in oratory and after-dinner speaking.

F. Gonzaga University Tournament

1. Haase and McCornack won debate.

2. McCornack won extemporaneous speaking.

3. Higgins and Silko were semifinalists in senior debate.