Alton High School - Tatler Yearbook (Alton, IL)

 - Class of 1912

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Page 133 text:

- Inter-Society Debate. On Tuesday evening, December the twelfth, in the High School auditorium, the Illini and the Kanawha Societies met to debate upon the question: i'Resolved that the Federal Government Should Establish and Operate a Parcels Post." The Illini Society, represented by Captain Paul Zerwekh, Alvira Haley, and Mamie Sydney, argued the negative, while the Kanawha, represented by Captain Paul Scott, Gladys May and Aeola Hyatt, argued the affirmative. Both teams showed that, in the short time allotted them for preparation, they had worked hard and accomplished much. Although it was the first attempt of the Kanawha, and all three debaters were inexperienced, they proved that they were not lacking. Paul Scott, the first speaker on the affirmative, laid clearly the plan which the affirmative would use, and proceeded to prove that the parcels post is a necessity. Paul Zerwekh, the first negative speaker, plunged headlong into his speech, and spoke as if to make all believe, no matter what their former belief had been, that the parcels post is not necessary, would not benefit the United States government, and would drag the government farther and farther into debt each year. Gladys May, second affirmative speaker, spoke with just as much determination that the parcels post would be an economic advantage. Alvira Haley, second speaker for the negative, gave her speech against the post with ease, and her former public speaking stood her in good stead. Aeola Hyatt, third affirmative speaker, in her speech proved to the judges that the federal government could operate successfully a parcels post. Mamie Sydney, third negative speaker, spoke clearly and distinctly and laid her points well. The negative rebuttal was given by Paul Zerwekh, in which he was able to answer one of the three challenges offered by the affirmative. The affirmative rebuttal was given by Paul Scott. It was concise and to the point, but even at that he refuted so many arguments of such importance that he had to speak like a gatling gun, and finished just in time. The judges' decision was read amid breathless suspense. It stood affirmative. 23 negative, 1. CLYDE SCHMOELLER, '13. "Some people are born beautiful, some have it thrust upon them, some acquire it."-MAY OHNSORG. 131 '

Page 132 text:

Olll for ,uf ,nf -or ln- for mf ,nf -Q1 ,stil I INTER-SOCIETY DEBATE ollc roi :Ile :llc roi :llc 4..IOl :llc dll: col ,HQ KANAWHA vs. ILLINI December 12th, 1912 Alton High School Auditorium. Mr. B. C. R1cHARDsoN, Chairman. QUESTION : Resolved, "That the Federal Government should Establish and Operate a Parcels Post. Affirmative-KANAWHA Negative-ILLINI , Paul Scott, Paul Zerwekh, Aeola Hyatt, Mamie Sydney, Gladys May. Alvira Haley. JUDGES: W. P. Boynton, Professor Coolidge, A. B. Wyckoff. Decision 2 to 1 favor of the Affirmative. " Who thinks too little and talks too much "-CLYDE SCHMOELLER. 130



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ELLIOTT TAYLOR JOHN SHINE. PAUL SCOTT. Alton High School vs. Manual Training High School. March 29th, 1912, Alton High School Auditorium. Mr. B. C. Richardson, Chairman. QUESTION: Resolved, "That Co-education is Undesirable in Secondary Schools." AFFIRMATIVE--Alton: NEGATIVE-Manual: Elliot Taylor H. C. Brown John Shine F. H. Morse Paul Scott J. C. Lewis JUDGES:-W. P. Boynton, Professor Castle, C. H. Doris. DECISION:-3 to 0, favor of the Affirmative. Alton, State Champion in "Extempore Speaking." lUnknown to the Editor-in-Chief this notice has been insertedl. Paul Scott Won the district championship in Carbondale, April 19th, and on Friday, May 17th, was victorious in the state finals held at Champaign under the auspices of the University of Illinois. Scott's subject was "The Value of the Study of Agriculture in the High School." This is a great accomplishment for Paul, and a great victory for Alton High, as this is Alton's first attempt in this work. "That indolent but agreeable feeling of doing H0fhiHg.',-WALTER Woon. 132

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