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Taking the TownCollegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917$

Kolan Thomas Morelock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125046

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.001.0001

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(p.295) D. Lexington (Chautauqua “College Day” Oratorical Contests Atwoodland Park, 1889–19C4

(p.295) D. Lexington (Chautauqua “College Day” Oratorical Contests Atwoodland Park, 1889–19C4

Source:
Taking the Town
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University Press of Kentucky

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Date

Representation

First Place/Oration Title

Second Place/Oration Title

Source

29 June 1889

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan College (Millersburg)

Central University: John Van Lear “The Triumph of Truth“

Centre College: A. O. Stanley “The Inner Struggle”

Lexington Morning Transcript, 30 June 1889, 1; Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 30 June 1889, 2

7 July 1890

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University

Centre College: S. M. Wilson “A Vindication of Napoleon“

Georgetown College: J. C. Cantrill “A Political Evil and Its Remedy”

Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 6 July 1890, 7; 7 July 1890, 5

6 July 1891

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan College (Millersburg)

Central University: J. T. Jackson “Freedom Our Heritage, Its Consummation Our Trust”

Centre College: Martin T. Hardin “Our South”

Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 6 July 1891, 4; 7 July 1891, 5

8 July 1892

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University

Centre College: Henry L. Godsey “Shall We Distrust?“

Central University: J. Lyle Irvine “International Commerce”

Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 8 July 1892, 1

6 July 1893

Berea College, Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University

Centre College: James L. McWilliams “Human Possibilities”

Kentucky University: Phillip W. Breitenbucher (Cecropian Society) “Modern Chivalry”

K. U. Crimson 1897, 96; Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 6 July 1893, 1

12 July 1894

Asbury College (Wilmore), Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Kentucky University: Charles A. Thomas (Cecropian Society) “The Universal Republic”

Centre College: Bert Goodloe “The Golden Era of Humanity”

K. U. Crimson, 1897, 96; Kentucky (Lexington) Leader, 12 July 1894, 6; 13 July 1894, 6

11 July 1895

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Kentucky University: Wood Ballard (Periclean Society) “Great Men of the Future”

Georgetown College: John S. Norris “Napoleon Bonaparte”

K. U. Crimson 1897, 96; Lexington Daily Leader, 11 July 1895, 1; 12 July 1895, 5; K. U. Enroll 1, no. 1 (12 September 1895): 1

9 July 1896

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Georgetown College: J. M. Shelburne “When Thou Saidst Seek Ye My Face, Lord, My Heart Said, Thy Face Will I Seek”

State College: William Herbert Sugg (Union Society) “The Dangers of Centralization”

Lexington Daily Leader, 23 February 1896, 5; 9 July 1896, 3; 10 July 1896, 3

8 July 1897

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Kentucky University: James N. Elliott (Cecropian Society) “Devotion to Duty the Measure of Happiness”

State College: John T. Geary (Patterson Society) “Evolution of the Republic”

K. U. Crimson 1897, 80; Lexington Daily Leader, 28 March 1896, 3; 8 July 1897, 8; 9 July 1897, 8

8 July 1898

Asbury College (Wilmore), Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Kentucky University: Howard Cree (? Society, alumnus, College of Bible class of 1897)1 “The Real Man”

Central University: R. G. Gordon “The Nation and the State”

Lexington Daily Leader, 8 July 1898, 8; 9 July 1898, 2; 5 July 1899, 1

6 July 1899

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Central University: B. H. Conner “Blot on the Scrutcheon”

State College: Robert M. Allen (Union Society) “At the Threshold”

Lexington Morning Herald, 29 March 1899, 4; Lexington Daily Leader, 5 July 1899, 1; 7 July 1899, 8

29 June 1900

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

State College: Robert M. Allen (Union Society) “New Conditions and New Duties”

Centre College: Allen W. Gullion “The Man on Horseback and the Man Afoot”

Lexington Daily Leader, 29 June 1900, 1; Lexington Morning Herald, 30 June 1900, 4

28 June 1901

Central University (Richmond), Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College2

Georgetown College: A. K. Wright“On the Heights There Is Liberty”

State College: Clarke Tandy (Patterson Society) “The Reign of Law”

Lexington Leader, 27 March 1901, 2; 28 June 1901, 1; 29 June 1901, 4

27 June 1902

Central University (Danville), Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Kentucky Wesleyan: Joseph B. Harris “Napoleon's Personality”

State College: Clarke Tandy (Patterson Society) “The New Theology”

Lexington Leader, 26 June 1902, 8; 27 June 1902, 1

9 July 1903

Central University (Danville), Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College3

State College: Clarke Tandy (Patterson Society) “The Hero as Orator”

Kentucky University: John Shishmanian (? Society) “The Spirit of Washington beyond the Seas”

Lexington Leader, 9 July 1903, 1; 10 July 1903, 3; Lexington Morning Herald, 10 July 1903, 1

1 July 19044

Central University (Danville), Georgetown College, Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan (Winchester), State College

Georgetown College: James Hugh Snyder “Life and Song”

Central University: Paul B. Collins “Radiant Energy”

Lexington Leader, 1 July 1904, 1

(1) . As a result of Cree's participation, Kentucky University was disqualified from the contest in 1899.

(2) . Kentucky University had dropped out of the Kentucky Oratorical Association.

(3) . Kentucky University returned to the contest.

(4) . The Lexington Chautauqua disbanded in 1904. When it reappeared in altered form in 1907, the “College Day” oratorical contests were not part of the program.