The University debating team will meet the representatives of Bates College at Lewiston, Maine, next Monday, February 23, with the following subject for argument: "Resolved, That the United States should adopt the Plumb plan as provided in the Sims bill for the operation of the railroads." The team chosen from the University to uphold the negative will consist of L. E. Thomas '20, M. J. Donner '21, and L. Dennis Occ. The alternates have not yet been chosen.
The debate with Syracuse, which was to have been held at Albany on that night has been postponed on account of the impossibility of securing a suitable hall. According to the present plans of the debating council, the University team will journey to Albany on Saturday, February 28, instead.
These debates are in accordance with the new policy, adopted by the council only this year, of holding a large number of other debates in addition to the triangular meet with Yale and Princeton, which takes place on March 19. On February 23, immediately after the Bates contest, the subject for the triangular debate will be announced. The trials for this will be held soon.