The final contest for the Pasteur Debating Medal will be hold in the Fogg Lecture Room, instead of the New Lecture Hall as was announced, at 8 o'clock this evening. At the preliminary trials on December 3 the following eight men were retained, and will speak tonight in the order named: E. J. Arnstin '13, E. L. Viets '11, A. A. Berle, Jr., '13, T. M. Gregory '10, C. S. Collier '11, H. B. Ehrmann '11, A. D. Brigham '12, and G. E. Judd '11. Each may use notes, but is not to read his speech.
The subject of the contest is: "Resolved, That the French Government should pass and income tax in order to distribute the burden of taxation more equitably." The judges will be Professor C. H. C. Wright '91, chosen by the French Department and by the Cercle Francais; Professor I. L. Winter '86, chosen by the Department of Public Speaking; and R. W. Kelso '04, instructor in English, chosen by the Debating Council. E. S. Sheldon '72, Professor of Romance Philology, will preside, Incidental music will be given by Miss Florence Pettigrew of Boston.
The Pasteur Medal was instituted in 1898 by Baron de Coubertin, to be awarded to the successful contestant in an annual debate on a subject chosen from contemporary French politics, the debate to be conducted in English. The administration of the prize is in the hands of the French Department, and one of the judges is always its official representative.