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Freshmen on hand in Memorial Hall this morning from 9 to 12 o'clock will have the opportunity of hearing the records made of their voices last October, played back for them, Frederick C. Packard, Jr. '20, assistant professor of Public Speaking revealed yesterday.
Members of the Department of Public Speaking, starting three years ago with the Class of 1938, will continue to make records of Freshmen's voices for three more years as a part of a scientific study of students' voices.
"It is extremely valuable for a man to hear his own voice," Professor Packard said. "If a man hears his voice as others hear it, perhaps he'll take some concern about his speech." Professor Packard said that over the six year period, over 2500 records will have been made of students' voices.
Disclosing that one fifth of the Class of 1938 brought with them to college the so-called Harvard accent, he said that after six years, "The Harvard accent will be shown to have been brought, not made here."
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