Annual Speaking Competition Offers Lucrative Prizes to Winners--Staff of Judges Not Yet Chosen

Time for registration at Holden Chapel for the Boylston and Lee Wade Speaking Prizes has been extended to 5 o'clock on Monday instead of a week earlier as previously announced. These prizes have been offered annually for many years to upperclassmen in the interest of furthering public speaking. The Lee Wade award is $50, while the Boylston prize consists of one $50 award, and two lesser ones of $35 apiece.

Professor F. C. Packard, who is in charge of the contests, will hold consultation hours with applicants in Holden Chapel from 2.30 o'clock to 4.30 o'clock. March 16 has been set as the date of the preliminary trials in which the ten finalists will be chosen. Last year F. F. Wilder '32 won the Lee Wade Prize for Elocution with his rendering of Calvin Coolidge's speech before the Massachusetts Senate in January, 1914. At the same time D. D. Lloyd '31 was awarded the Boylston prize for his recitation of "Byron" by Vachel Lindsay. W. H. Melish '31, who rendered "A Peace Worth Preserving" by Wilson, and J. L. Ware '30, who recitated "The Passing of Arthur" by Tennyson won the two other prizes. The 1929 competition was won with declamations of selections from older authors, such as "Orpheus and Eurydice" from Virgil's Fourth Georgic, in Latin, and a selection from "Gyrano de Bergerac." The names of those who will judge the speakers have not been announced.