The first trials for the University debating team will be held in the New Lecture Hall this afternoon at 3 o'clock and this evening at 7. Each man will be allowed 12 minutes for his direct speech and three minutes for rebuttal.
This afternoon the affirmative will be maintained by S. N. Dunton '18, J. H. Spitz '17 and L. Dennis '19; the negative by J. Davis '19, L. Brentano '18 and C. C. Fraser '18. At 7 this evening the affirmative will be upheld by D. Davis '18, W. A. Hosmer '18 and A. R. Ginsbergh '17: the negative by J. T. Noonan '19, A. G. Aldis '17 and W. L. Prosser '18 in the order given.
From these men two teams and three alternates will be picked to represent the University in the intercollegiate forum. The Coolidge Debating Prize of $100, awarded each year for the best work throughout the trials for the Harvard-Yale-Princeton debate, will be given to the best speaker in these trials.