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Error of Judges Reverses Order of the Winner.

As a result of an error on the part of the judges in the North Dakota high school declamation contest, held at Grand Forks, Frank King of Hankinson was given first place instead of Chester Fritz of Lidgerwood. The rule for judges in such contests is to take ranks first and percentage in case of a tie. The judges in this contest took percentages as their basis of reaching the result. Later is was found that there had been a mistake made and it was rectified by giving Charles Fritz first prize in the contest. King had already gone home, so it was decided to let him retain his prize.

Roland Young of Cavalier was entitled to second place, according to the rank in the contest. Those in charge of the contest decided to correct the mistake by giving him second place.

Golden Valley Chronicle, 5/29/1908

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