FEIBLEMAN TRUSTS CENSORS TO CRUSH TAPEWORM EVILS
Audience Enthusiastic, Offer Ideas for Further Organization of Body Open To All University
Censorship found an adherent last night in the first meeting of the Inter-House Forum in Lowell House as Charles B. Feibleman '36, secretary of the Harvard Debating Council, declared that censorship would prevent quacks from selling tablets of tapeworms as reducing medicines.
The affirmative of the argument which finally forced Frederick deW. Bolman, Jr. '35, chairman of the Forum and chairman of the Debating Council, to call a halt to the hostilities, was taken by A. Gilman Sullivan '36, who maintained that abolition of censorship would "assure an avoidance of the decadence of the arts."
The audience was receptive to the new organization and followed up the seven minute speeches by Sullivan and Feibleman with an hour's discussion from the floor. So genuine was the enthusiasm of the audience and so heated was the argument that chairman Bolman had to put a stop to the festivities.
This first meeting of the Forum was in the nature of an experiment, and the enthusiastic reception given by the audience gave the organizers the hope that forums may be organized as bodies speaking for and against a measure in Congressional form. Members of the audience last night took advantage of the opportunity offered to make suggestions on further organization.