At the last meeting of the executive committee of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association the case of Captain E. J. Brown of the University of California, was brought up. Being unable to prove his charges of professionalism in eastern colleges, Brown was suspended from the association for one year.
The last number of the New York Nation contains a letter from R. C. Ringwalt '95 entitled "Judging College Debates." The point made in the letter is that judges should be instructed "to render their decision not on the merits of the question as debated but on the merits of the debating entirely." His objection to the present system is that "in judging the merits of the question as debated" the judges must unconsciously be influenced by their personal prejudices, and that moreover it is almost impossible to obtain a question that will furnish equal opportunities to both sides in the debate.