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E TROPHY IS HOHBHftliSEY All Contestants In Inter-Scho- lastto Event Friday Evening Among Junior High Schools Make Fine Showing For the third time In succession, Ramsey junior high school won the Edwin C. Wade trophy, In the lnter- scholaBttc contest last evening at Ramsey auditorium among students of Ramsey, Fairview and Wade high schools. The trophy thus becomes the permanent possession of the school. In the essay contest, Miss Beth Thomas, of Wade junior high school, was voted the winner. Miss Thomas' essay, on the topic, "Duty," was well prepared; and delivered in most ex cellent manner. Miss Emma Sue Phelps, of Ramsey, and Robert Mc Quail, of Fatrview, also made splendid showings. In the reading contest, Miss Betty Brown Morrisey, ot Ramsey, charming speaker, was winner over Miss Mary Jane Taylor, Falrvlew, and Miss Thera Lee Hoops, of Wade, Each of the contestants gave her reading in a manner which reflected credit upon herself and her school, Rnd all won high commendation by the audience. Billy Hickman, Ramsey, won In the declamation contest, impressing the audience with his pleasing stage presence, line poise and excellent enunciation. Victor Frederlksen, Wade, and Leroy Katz, Falrvlew, were formidable opponents for this honor, as both proved themselves real orators. "Resolved, That There Should Be a Government Fund for Unemployment," was the subject for debate, Mlsa Norma Lee Davis, ot Ramsey, who defended the negative side of the question, Velng adjudged the winner. Logical arguments were also presented in convincing manner by Jay Rodgin, Fairview, for the 7iegatlve, and Luther Tabor, Wade, for the affirmative. Judges in the contest were Prof. Vernon Wood, Prof. E. M. Louthan and Mrs. F. A. Shufe'.dt, of Bluefield college. Yells and cheers by the pupils of the various schools added pep to the occasion. Mlsa Rachel Beatty and Arnold Hurd were cheer leaders for Ramsey; Frederick Sanders, for Fairview, and Vinginla Lee Fisher, Cieo Baker and Margaret Thornhill, for Wade. Ramsey colors, orange and white; Fairview colors, blue and gold, and Wade colors, orange and maroon, were much in evidence. The contest was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience.

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 16 May 1931, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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