On the question, "Resolved, that Harvard should be more collegiate," six men will debate before the meeting is opened to speeches of the audience. The men who will take the affirmative side are D. W. Chapman '27, Barrett Williams '28, and F. W. Lorenzen '28. For the negative A. F. Reel '28, Kenneth White '27 and E. G. Wesson 1L, Will be the speakers.
All these men it was announced, have chosen which side they wish to speak for an will argue their own convictions. According to the committee in charge, it is this fact that makes the Debating Union arguments very different from the ordinary debates. In most debates the speakers present arguments which they often do not agree with and make statements which they sometimes believe to be false. In the Debating Union, the speakers draw their arguments from their own convictions, and thus are not forced to make statements which they dislike to support.
Dr. Elliott Will Preside
Dr. W. Y. Elliott, lecturer and tutor in the Division of History, government, and Economics, will preside at the meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Elliott, who was formerly on the faculty of the University of California, spent some time at Oxford, where he was a member of the Oxford Union, the body on which the Harvard Debating Union was based.
The Harvard Debating Union founded four years ago. Among the list of the founders are the names of several leading men in the college: Corliss Lamont '24, the later treasurer of his class, F. A. O. Schwarz '24 and Charlton MacVeagh '24, President of the CRIMSON, B. McK. Henry '24 afterwards second marshal, and H. C. Lodge, Jr. '24. These men were all sophomores, when with R. F. Bradford '23, and others, they started the Debating Union at Harvard.
In its opening year, the Debating Union was the scene of many political debates. The topics have since covered a wide range of interests. Under the leadership of Philip Walker '25, Last year President of the Debating Union, a debate was held on the subject of "Harvard indifference."
This year's opening discussion also has a subject that may be interpreted widely. "Collegiatism" seems likely to bring forth much discussion from the audience.