The preliminary trials for the University debating teams will be held on February 17. At this time each candidate will deliver a five-minute speech on either side of the question. Students in all departments of the University are eligible for the teams. The subject for the debate is: "Resolved, That the women of the United States should be given the suffrage on equal terms with men."
Competition for the six places on the teams will be conducted according to the plan followed last year. At least three of the men chosen must be undergraduates. For the other positions competition is open on equal terms to all members of the University. Those retained in the preliminary trials will compete in a semi-final elimination round on February 20. The final trials will be held on February 28, four weeks before the triangular debate with Princeton and Yale. The best undergraduate speaker at the final trials will be awarded the annual Coolidge debating prize of $100.
At a recent meeting of the University Debating Council A.N. Levin '14, of Terre Haute, Ind., was elected manager of the University team in place of G.E. Hubbard '14, resigned.