Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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To Be Held March 27, 28.
Four members of the Mohawk debate squad will enter the state debating tournament at Iowa City, March 27, 28. Mason City high school is one of five schools of the northeastern district qualified to participate in the Iowa debate finals.
Gwendolyn BELL and Martin YOSELOFF uphold the affirmative, while Helen HAMILTON and Richard COONS are negative speakers. YOSELOFF is a junior while the others are in their senior year. The other schools from the northeastern district qualified to speak are Cedar Falls, Oelwein, Clarion and Decorah. Decorah was given special permission by Professor BAIRD. Mason City contestants won nine debates at the district meet Feb. 28, 29.
Leading high schools from four Iowa divisions will attend the state tourney. Four full tuition scholarships to the University of Iowa are to be awarded the members of the winning school's debate teams. Through decisions and individual ratings of the various speakers the winner will be determined.
Competent instructors and students from the University of Iowa's speech department are to act at judges of the debating.
Guy L. CROSEN, debate coach, will accompany the students to Iowa City. Gerald ALTER, negative speaker, is to go as a substitute debater.
The state question for debate is Resolved: "That the several states should enact legislation providing for a system of complete medical service availabe to all citizens at public expense."
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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