138th Boylston Contest
F. Orlan Lee '56 and John E. Trent '58 won first prizes of $35 in the finals of the 138th annual Boylston Speaking Contest last night. Lee's selection came from Hard Times by Charles Dickens, and Trent presented "The Trial of Jabez Stone" from The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Three second prizes of $25 each went to Richard H.R. Smithies '57, who recited "Soliloquy in a Spanish Cloister" and "My Last Dutchess" by Robert Browning; Ralph B. Perry III '58, who presented Cicero's First Oration Against Cataline; and Donald G. Richards '56, who read "The Tombs of Westminster Abbey."