At the meeting of the Union last evening it was decided that a committee, consisting of A. B. Keeler, '94 H, A, Bull '95, and C. Vrooman '95, should meet a committee from the Yale Union in Springfield, on or before November nineteenth, to make arrangements for the joint-debate. The two Unions have agreed that in both debates this year, the visiting union shall have the choice of question, and the entertaining union the choice of side. The first debate will be held here in January, consequently Yale will decide the question and Harvard the side.
The question was also discussed in regard to holding the debate in Cambridge or in Boston. The debate should of course be held in a place accessible to all Harvard men, for it is, first of all, a Harvard affair, but it is a question whether Sanders Theatre, with a capacity of not more than a thousand, would serve the purpose, especially as Yale held the debate last Spring in a hall of nearly four thousand capacity. No decision however was reached at the meeting.
The regular question of debates was then taken up,-Resolved, that the government should control railroads and telegraphs. The debate was sustained strongly and lively throughout the two hours. On the affirmative spoke G. P. Winship '93, H. H. Keeler, '94, L. D. Stein '96, C. E. Noyes '95, J. H. Lewis '96, C Vrooman '95, J. F. Morton Gr., H. A. Bull '95, W. E. Clark '95.
On the negative were D. T. Clark Gr., A. J. B. Mellish L.. S., W. B. Wolffe '95, N. W. Howard L. S., G. L. Sheldon Gr., T. E. Practor '95, D. A. TePaske '93, C. B. Hormelle '95, J. M. Perkins L. S., F. S. Young '93, E. H. Warren '95, and W. K. Buckminster '94.