Amherst College won both ends of a home and home contest against the Debate Council last night on the subject of federal world government and the United Nations.
Arguing the affirmative on the topic: "Resolved: That the United Nations be made a federal world government at once," an Amherst home team composed of J. C. Cochrane and G. B. Franklin downed a negative Council team of Frederic L. Chapin '50 and Warren W. Furth '49, who had traveled to Amherst for the match.
Home Pair Also Loses
At the same time, an affirmative Council team of Frederick D. Houghteling '50 and Arthur D. Sporn '47 went down to defeat before a negative Amherst duo composed of Robert Leininger and Richard Porier in a discussion of the same topic. Leininger was voted the best speaker of the evening by the judges.
"U. N. inability to control atomic energy" and the "impossibility of peace" while national sovereignty remains intact were the chief arguments presented by the affirmative teams in both debates.
Negative opposition to federal world government was based on the belief that world federalism was impossible during the present "toxic atmosphere of international suspicion" and the theory that forms of government must follow from social conditions.