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Hutches Keith Johnston Smith Itrown
Athenian 0rbatimj SwtPtij
ANNE M. GOSHEN, A. B., B. S„ Adviser.
The Athenian Debating Society is a small organization of our school, although by no means is it an unimportant one.
The organization this year consists of approximately twenty young ladies, who meet every Saturday night to argue important current questions. Mention is here made of some of the questions taken up:
Resolved: That the wages for both men and women teachers doing
the same grade of work should be equalized.
Resolved: That a republican form of government is detrimental to China at the present time.
Resolved: That manual training should be substituted for athletics in our school.
The discussions that follow prove very interesting as well as instructive.
The society formed the custom this year of meeting with the Ciceronians, a like organization consisting of young men, for joint debates, which were held every two weeks. These times arc always interesting to the Athenians, for they feel that they can excel the arguments given by the young men. In fact, they are almost convinced that this is true.
The Athenians showed their talent not only at the regular meetings, but also at the preliminary debates, where it was proven that they could handle a subject in a capable manner.
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Itoettger ■ Gleb Smith Staack Hendricks Lively
Wear Novak Bailey Clements Nielson Kills Harrow
Krye Dressier Johnson Tyson I.eger Albln
(Cirmmiatt Debating Swirly
The Ciceronian Debating Society which has been making steady progress since its organization, is now regarded as one of the most important clubs of the Normal.
The practice received from the well prepared arguments, the extemporaneous speeches, and the parliamentary drill is a great benefit in later life.
A new feature of the club introduced this year is that of meeting each alternate week with the Athenian Debating Society. These joint meetings were of double interest because of the rivalry between the two.
The club was well represented in the preliminary debates; Chester Darrow, Cassius Kennedy, John Wears and C. A. Anderson were successful in winning places on the inter-scholastic teams.
Chas. Lively and Albin Johnson, who have been the presidents for the past year, have been a great benefit to the club.
The adviser is Prof. H. C. House. His presence always puts new vigor into the club and his suggestions arc of great help to the speakers.
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Keith Kennedy Courtriglit. Alternate Anderson
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Tbl year witnessed the organization of a Triangular Debating League, including tlic Peru. Wayne and Kearney Normals. Debates were held in all three towns tlic same evening. April 12tli. The subject was the "Initiative aud Referendum," each school supporting the affirmative of the question at home. In Peru our local team, composed of Cassius Kennedy. Rena Keith and C. Arthur Anderson, won a unanimous decision over Wayne. In Kearney we lost by a two to one decision. Our speakers were Ethel Johnston. Chester Harrow and John Wear. Wayne won a two to one decision over Kearney at Wayne. Apparently, the Judges declined to be convinced that there is anything amiss with the Initiative and Referendum idea. Dr. House coached the Peru teams.
C. Arthur Anderson was awarded the Moore Gold Medal for the best debater in the Normal.
Johnston Harrow Taylor. Alternate Wear
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