The final contest for the Lee Wade Prize and the Boylston Prizes for Elocution will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in Sanders Theatre. The speakers select their own pieces and the order on the program is decided by lot. Ten undergraduates, selected in the preliminaries, will compete.
The judges are Professor Charles Townsend Copeland '82, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory; Charles P. Curtis Jr. '14, member of the Harvard Corporation, and F. W. C. Hersey '99, of the Department of English.
The program is as follows:
"The Trial of Abner Barrow," Richard Harding Davis; Edward John Metzdorf '26.
"Homeopathic Education," George Bernard Shaw; Roger Vaughan Pugh '25.
"Boots," Rudyard Kipling; William Dix Morton Jr. '27.
"If Villon Were King," Justin McCarthy; Harry Morss Neuburger '27.
"A Return in Defeat," Henry W. Grady; Thomas Francis Kelly '27.
"Ray's Ride," Charles King; Robert Hugo Schacht Jr. '26.
"The Public Duty of Educated Men," George W. Curtis; Paul Whitcomb Williams '25.
"Henry Hudson's Last Voyage," Henry Van Dyke; Donald Wait Keyes '25.
"Caught in the Quicksands," Victor Hugo; Harold Richard Robinson '25.
"The Explorer," Rudyard Kipling; Edward Mason Littell '26.