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Chapman, Gianzman, Meacham, Martin, Chubb
Selvig, Webb, Otis, Wurfz, Downing. Wood
Fogerty, Bents, Rasmus, Winton, Hill, Annett
ACH year River Falls sponsors a tournament open to all teams who did not participate
at St. Thomas or St. Catherine. This so-called "B" tournament gives experience to
those teams who were not able to enter the Northwest Tournament. River Falls entered
six men's teams in this year's event. Meacham and Martin were the only single team to
win all their debates, although a team from Eau Claire with four persons alternating, also
won all their debates. Glanzman and Chapman won three out of four debates to tie for
The climax of the debate season, at least for four members of the squad, was the
National Pi Kappa Delta Convention at Knoxville, Tennessee on March 25 to 29. Prucha,
Jackman, Lucente and Osborne made the trip with Miss Loeb. Prucha and Lucente took
part in debates, meeting teams from Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, Idaho, South Dakota,
and Maine. Lucente entered in extempore speaking and Jackman in oratory. Perhaps the
most interesting part of the convention was the Student Legislative Assembly, in which
Osborne and Jackman took part. This one-house legislature composed of delegates from
Pi Kappa Delta Chapters throughout the nation elected its officers, was divided into com-
mittees, introduced, debated, and passed bills, in fact, was a miniature Congress. Osborne
introduced and sponsored a bill to abolish all interstate toll bridges. Both Jackman and
Osborne served on Various committees, Jackman being chairman of the Labor Committee.
The third phase of debate consisted of non-decision debates with near-by schools.
Our teams met St. Thomas, St. Olaf, Macalester, Hamline, St. Catherine, and Augsburg
teams at their respective schools and Eau Claire, Hamline, St. Olaf, and Stevens Point
at River Falls.
Dr. Walker D. Wyman and Miss Helen Loeb assisted the debaters throughout the
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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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Osborne Jackman Prucha Lucenre
PI KAPPA DELTA
MEMBERSHIP is granted in the Pi Kappa Delta in four degrees according to the
forensic activity of the applicant. These are the degree of Fraternity, degree of
Proficiency, degree of Honor, and degree of Special Distinction. Six new members were
added to the organization this year.
DEGREE OF FRATERNITY
Jeanne Myron Thomas Ronnigen William Harris
Irene Raawe Dolores Kramschuster
DEGREE OF PROEICIENCY
Werner Gleiter Martin Lucente
Gordon Jackman Everett Chapman
Peter Vig Chauncey Meacham
Helen Hickcox Donald Martin
DEGREE OF HONOR
James Webert Joyce Leonard
Lawrence Gherry Paul Prucha
DEGREE OF SPECIAL DISTINCTION
Daniel Dykstra Marion Hawkins
Roman Zorn Loell Larson
Frank Sirianni Rolf Ordal
Margaret McDermott Jack Osborne
J. H. Ames Dr. Justin D. Wfilliams
Dr. Wfalker D. Wyman Miss Helen Loeb
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