Fredrickson and Bryden Win $350 As Debate Prize
David P. Bryden '57 and George M. Fredrickson '56 won the Coolidge Debate Competition, and $350 prize money last night.
The contest, held annually as a practice for the Harvard-Yale-Princeton debate, was judged by Kenneth S. Lynn, assistant professor of English; George K. Gardner, professor of Law; and Marvin H. Taylor, Boston attorney.
The actual debates will take place this Friday, on the topic, "Resolved: The inheritance of wealth is not in the best interests of society." A team of Bryden, Fredrickson, and Cliff F. Thompson '56 will uphold the negative against Yale in Sanders Theatre at 8:30 p.m. An affirmative team of Ralp I. Petersberger '55, Robert M. O'Neil '56, and Joseph E. Frank '56 will debate at Princeton. Gold medals will go to each of the debaters, continuing the tradition revived last year. The alternates, E. Leo Slaggie '56 and Evan R. Berlack '56 receive silver awards.
The World Socialists of Boston have challenged the affirmative team to defend to defend their stand for inheritance, tonight at the Socialists' headquarters in Boston. The College's debater's said they would use the contest as practice for Yale on Friday, while the Socialists called it "an opportunity to throw light on property relationships."