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BURKE McCANN NABORS WALDO
The season of 1955 was the thirty-sixth in the history of intercollegiate debating at Peru, and the work of the 1955 squad upheld the high traditions established by the Peru debaters who have come, argued, and gone. Seventeen midwestern colleges and universities were met in a series of twenty-eight debates during the season, and the Department sponsored the first M. I. N. K. Debate Tournament.
The season was begun with a five-day trip through Missouri and Kansas. Tarkio College was the first team met on this trip. Then followed in turn, Maryville State Teachers College, Park College, Rockhurst College, William Jewell College, Baker University, and Ottawa University.
On March 1-2, the first M. I. N. K. Debate Tournament was held on the Peru campus. Twenty-two high school teams gathered at Peru to discuss the question, “Resolved: That the federal government should adopt the policy of equalizing educational opportunity throughout the nation by means of annual grants to the several states for public elementary and secondary education." Tournament honors were won by Central High School and North High School, both of Omaha.
Intercollegiate debating was resumed on March 8, with a chapel debate at Peru between the Peru Affirmative and Tarkio Negative Teams, before what Dean Delzcll jokingly termed the students with the high I.Q.'s. A second trip was made, March 12-16. Both affirmative and negative teams were met at the University of Omaha and at Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa). Following the Morning-side debates, the squad entered the Men's “A" Division at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensic Association Tournament, at Lincoln. In this meet, Peru met teams from Chadron State Teachers' College, Wayne State Teachers' College, Nebraska Central, York, Doanc, Midland, Hastings, Dana Colleges, and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The season closed with the visit of two Morningside teams to the Peru campus on March 21.
The Pi Kappa question, “Resolved: That the nations should agree to prevent the international shipment of arms and munitions” was the subject for the inter-collegiate debates. As has been the custom in recent years, no official decisions were given on the results of the debates except at the State Forensic Tournament. While Peru won no championships, the season must be counted as a notable success. Forensic relations were continued with old and respected rivals, and such relationships were begun with new friends. The work of the 1955 squad has maintained and enhanced the prestige Peru has developed throughout the years in the realm of forensics.
THE ■ 1935 ■ PERUVIAN
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KNAPP WARE GATES
Alfred M. Knapp George G. Gates
Alice Mac Bisgard
Dr. Frank E. Ware
The purpose of a college annual is to portray as accurately as possible the events of the school year. It should vividly bring back to all, the joys and trials suffered in the dear old alma mater. It is our hope that we have at least partially brought the spirit behind the Pale Blue and the White within this cover.
This book may not be mechanically correct; however, if the atmosphere of the school is there, the staff has achieved its goal.
The theme of this years annual is to express in an informal way the different phases of the school year.
First: we have our freshmen who arc here for that first football game and that first encounter with that grim monster, the faculty, and those wise fools, the sophomores.
Next it is winter, the middle of the school year. Here we have the Juniors and a rapid succession of basketball, dances, plays, and so on. Of course we must not forget the Faculty, but they are not important enough to count in the students strife for an education.
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