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JOHN DAVISON HELEN HAWKINS MARTIN ABBAHAMSEN
River Falls to withdraw. Had our teams been allowed to participate, we feel cer-
tain that they would have emerged victorious. All six debaters were of state cham-
pionship calibre, and showed careful preparation and coaching due to Mr. Williams
Not only was the college active in debate, but two other phases of forensic work
were admirably carried on this year, namely, oratory, and extempore speaking.
When the call was issued for orators five candidates responded: Carl Wolfe,
Foster Mitchell, William Hawkins, Jack Davison, and Horace Merrill. At the
local contest Jack Davison won first With the oration, iiManifest Destiny."
In extempore speaking three people, LeRoy Luberg, Fred Wandrey, and
Horace Merrill, responded to the call issued by Mr. Williams near the close of
the debating season. The topic for discussion this year was HThe Kellogg Peace
Pact." The contestants were given the general topic several weeks before the
tryout and were given an opportunity to read all available material on the subject.
The day of the contest the contestants selected some phase of the topic which 'was
presented in a twelve minute speech. Fred Wandrey won first and Horace Merrill
second. Mr. Wandrey represented the school in the state contest at LaCrosse
where he won second place. The contest was very close and the school was justly
proud of Mr. Wandrey.
One Hundred Forfy-Three
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MARSHALL NORSENG FRED WANDREY CARL AMUNDSON
HE 1929 debate season was officially opened by a call of Coach Williams for
twenty-one people to form a debate squad. After a series of elimination con-
tests, the following people were selected: Norseng, Davison, Wandrey, Amund-
son, Abrahamsen, Helen Hawkins, William Hawkins, Luberg, Merrill, Hill, Fink,
Shields, Fritz, Miller, Dittbrenner, Grimm, Vig, Bergseng, Johnson, McNamara,
amTMadlson. These people were d1v1ded Into seven teams, and practlce debates
were held continually for four or five weeks. Immediately after the Christmas
holidays, the squad was scaled down to eight people. The affirmative team was
composed of Norseng, Wandrey, and Amundson, with Luberg as alternate; the
negative team was composed of Davison, Hawkins, and Abrahamsen, with Wil-
liam Hawkins for alternate. Practice debates between the two teams were held
during January, and in February interscholastic practice debates were started.
Our negative met the Winona State Teachers College Team and a well informed
team from St. Norbort College at DePere. The affirmative in the meantime had
a practice tilt with debaters from Northland College. The conference debate season
opened the fourth of March. Our afhrmative defeated the strong Superior team,
while the negative defeated Eau Claire. Preparations were at once started for the
state championship debate, but a ruling of the Forensic Board made it necessary for
One H undred Forty-Two
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THE 1929 DEBATE SQUAD
Wolfe, Johnson, Millerh Mitchell, Hill, Madison
Diffbrenner, V1111, Merrill, Grimm. Fink, Fritz
Amundson, Abrahamsen, Hawkins, Davidson, H. Hawkins, No'rseng, Wandrey, Lubem
WINNERS OF THE FORENSIC hR"
Forensic "th hPlain keg awarded for five pointsy
MARGARET MCDERMOTT, Y5
KENNETH PRESTON, ,25
LEO SHANNON, ,21 MARTIN ABRAHAMSEN, 329
WINFRED BIRD, h23 CARL AMUNDSON, h29
ALLAN McANDREWs, 23, HELEN HAWKINS, ,29
PHILIP MITCHELL, h23 WILLIAM HAWKINS, ,29
LAURA KELLER, 21
JOHN WILLIAMS, ,21
Honor Forensic thhh hKey with one star awarded for ten pointsh.
FRANK ALBEE, h22
LANGDON CHAPMAN, h22
EVERETT SMITH, ,25
CARLTON AMEs, h25
MARGARET BAILEY, ,25
RONALD BAKER, ,25
Distinctive Forensic aR" Ufey with two stars fbr fifteen pointsy
ALVIN HOWALT, h22
REYNOLD JENSEN, ,25
THOMAS BARRY, ,28
DONALD OLSON, h28
Double honor th" hKezy with three stars awarded for twenty pointsh.
EDWARD CASEY, ,23
REX LIEBENBERG, ,23
CATHERINE CHAPMAN, ,25
ROBERT SMITH, h28
Double Distinctive h'th hKell with four stars awarded for thirty pointsy
MELVIN THOMPSON, h22
MARSHALL NORSENG, ,28
JOHN DAVISON, ,28
BERNARD MORTON, 28
JOHN BURKE, ,28
FRED WANDREY, ,29
One Hundred Forty-Four
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