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ZORN DYKSTRA LEONARD HAWKINS ORDAL
LARSON SIRIANNI NELSON OSBORNE GHERTY WEBERT
Roman Zorn and Rolf Ordal, seniors, will be lost to the debate squad
through graduation. Although these two fine debaters are a loss to the team,
the remaining members of the squad are looking forward to an active, successful
season next year.
PROVINCIAL SPEECH CONTEST
FOR the first time River Falls delegates attended the Upper Mississippi Pro-
vincial Speech Contest which was held at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa,
on April 9 and 10, 1937. Rolf Ordal represented Wisconsin Delta, the local
chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, in the men's extempore speaking division. Joyce
Leonard entered the play-reading division of the convention.
Joyce Leonard won second place in competition with entries from seven
colleges from three states.
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Dual non-decision debates were held with St. Olaf at River Falls on Feb-
ruary 9. Macalester teams were guests of Nelson, Leonard, Benson, and Iverson
on February ll.
On February 13, Eau Claire brought four teams to River Falls.
The tw,o Women's teams motored to St. Catherine's College for the first
intercollegiate non-decision debate with that college on February 16.
During the next week debates were held with Augsburg, Eau Claire, Macal-
ester, and Hamline in preparation for the major engagement of the year, the
On February 25, Zorn and Dykstra debated with St. Thomas College in
an assembly debate in the River Falls auditorium. One member of the St.
Thomas team was .on the team which won the National Pi Kappa Delta
Championship last year.
Then on March 1, 2, and 3, the Northwest Tournament was held in St.
Paul. Zorn, Dykstra, Sirianni, and Larson entered the men's division at St.
Thomas College and Leonard and Hawkins entered the women's division which
was held at St. Catherine's College. In the tourney the Leonard-Hawkins team
defeated Augustana, North Dakota Wesleyan, St. Olaf, Eastern Teachers, Con-
cordia, St. Catherine's, and Oshkosh. At the end of the seventh round the
River Falls team was the only undefeated team in the women's division. Leonard
and Hawkins lost in the semi-finals to Augustana, South Dakota, thus placing
third. Mankato Teachers and Morningside met defeat at the hands of Larson
and Sirianni. Zorn and Dykstra defeated Concordia, Nebraska Wesleyan. Mid-
land, St. John's, Chadron, and Northern Teachers. Zorn and Dykstra reached
the semi-iinals in each division. Both River Falls teams were defeated by the
winners of the Northwest Tournament.
On March 13, 1937, the debate season closed with the River Falls Tourna-
ment. Eight colleges participated in this unique tournament, which was open
only to the less experienced debaters who had not debated in the Northwest
Tournament. Veteran debaters acted as judges. Webert and Nelson, and Gherty
and Osborne Won three out of four debates respectively. River Falls ranked
third as a school in the River Falls Tourney.
This season was the most active debate season in the history of the college.
The schedule indicates that one hundred Hfteen debates were held. Of these
debates sixty-seven were non-decision. The season's average for all teams was
sixty-two per cent. A total of thirty-four colleges and universities were debated,
and four tournaments were participated in.
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PI KAPPA DELTA
THE Wisconsin Delta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Delta national forensic fra-
ternity has successfully completed its first year of organization. Besides
supporting the most active debate season in the history of the college, the chapter
sponsored the league high school speech contest which was held on April 24,
Dr. Justin Williams and President Jesse H. Ames are honorary members
of Wisconsin Delta.
Membership in Pi Kappa Delta is granted in four different degrees according
to the extent of the intercollegiate debating done by the applicant. These are
the degree of Fraternity, degree of Proficiency, degree of Honor, and degree of
DEGREE OF PRATERNITY
Jeanne Myron Joyce Leonard
DEGREE OF PROEICIENCY
Werner Gleiter Helen Hickox Frank Sirianni
DEGREE OE HONOR
DEGREE OF SPECIAL DISTINCTION
Daniel Dykstra Marion Hawkins
Roman Zorn Rolf Ordal
Walker D. Wyman Ccoachj
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