Title: "Oriental Crisis is Forum Topic," Seattle Times, 10/31/1937, (ddr-densho-56-478)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-478


Two Seattle Chinese and two Japanese will join Dr. Norman F. Coleman, public forum leader, in a discussion of the question "Why Japan Breaks Treaties" at 8 o'clock Tuesday night at John Marshall Junior High School, Miss Elvena Miller, forum director, announced yesterday.

The Japanese taking part will be Attorney Thomas Matsuda and Henry S. Tatsumi, instructor in the Oriental studies department at the University of Washington. The Chinese who will speak are C.K. Cheng and Lawrence Kay, both graduates of the University. Kay also is a graduate of Yen Ching University at Peking and recently returned from the Orient.

Youth Forums to Open

The first in a regular series of city-wide youth forums will begin at 7:45 o'clock Wednesday night at the Central Y.M.C.A., Fourth Avenue and Madison Street, with Dr. Frank Williston, professor of political science at the College of Puget Sound, Tacoma, in charge. Young persons between 18 and 25 years old will take part.

Dr. Williston also will speak on "What Japan Is Doing in China" at 8 o'clock Thursday night at Edmonds High School at Edmonds.

Other forums scheduled for this week are: Dr. Coleman, Monday night at Japanese Monroe High School, 18th Avenue Northwest and West 65th Street; Wednesday, Highline High School; Thursday, Cleveland High School, 15th Avenue South and Lucile Street, and Friday, Everett High School.

Snohomish Gets Speakers

Dr. Linden A. Mander, associate professor of political science at the University, will discuss "Are the Dictator Countries the Major Menace to World Peace?" on alternate Tuesdays at Snohomish and each Thursday night at Broadway High School.

Dr. Howard H. Martin of the University geography department also is scheduled to appear at Snohomish on alternate Tuesdays and on Wednesdays at the Jefferson School at 42nd Avenue Southwest and West Edmunds Street. His subject will be "Can Japan Justify Her Territorial Expansion?"