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Page 119 text:
EBATE activities at River Falls in 1939-40, as in previous years, assumed three forms: an international debate,
various debate tournaments, and several non-decision debates with schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. In
these Various events twenty-three students took part. V
The debate season opened on November 6, 1939, when Jack Osborne and Martin Lucente met two Englishmen
representing Manchester and Liverpool Universities. The subject was of vital interest-"Resolved: That the United
States should adopt strict isolation as its foreign policy." M1'. Osborne and Mr. Lucente upheld the affirmative.
The debate question for the remainder of the season was much the same as that for the international debate.
The field and general purpose were the same, but the Wording was altered, limiting the question in some degree.
The proposition was-"Resolved: That the United States should follow a policy of strict feconomic and militaryj
isolation toward all nations outside the Western Hemisphere engaged in armed international or civil conflict.
River Falls debaters took part in six debate tournaments. On January 20 five teams went to the Eau Claire
tournament. The Red River Valley tournament held at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, engaged the atten-
tion of two men's teams COsborne-Lucente and Prucha-Jackmanj for three days, February 8, 9, and 10. Osborne
and Lucente lost only one out of six debates and according to judges' ratings had harder competition than any
other team there. Prucha and Jackman won six out of six of the preliminary rounds but lost to South Dakota Uni-
versity in the quarter-finals.
River Falls Won the Women's division of the Stevens Point tournament, held February 22 to 24. Kramschuster
and Raawe, participating for the first year in college debate, were the only women's team to win 7 out of 8 debates.
No men from River Falls went to Stevens Point, but Webb, Selvig, and Chubb also took part.
One of the most important debate tournaments in the United States is the Northwest Tournament held each
year at St. Thomas and St. Catherine Colleges in St. Paul. River Falls entered three teams, two men's and one wom-
en's, in this contest. Prucha-Jackman and Osborne-Lucente participated at St. Thomasg Kramschuster-Raawe en-
tered at St. Catherine's. Dolores Kramschuster became ill after the second round of debate and was replaced for the
rest of the rounds by Lois Webb.
Walker D. Wyman Helen Loeb
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