We hope that the challenge which the Freshman Debating Club has sent to Yale will not be accepted. Intercollegiate debate demands, we believe, too great maturity and experience on the part of the participants to be undertaken with success by freshmen. We would not deny to the freshmen clubs a considerable usefulness in widening the field of undergraduate debate and preparing men who may later represent the University. When, however, freshmen attempt to enter into intercollegiate contests, there is great danger that the immaturity of their efforts will tend to bring even the debates between the Universities into disrepute.
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