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The preliminary trials for the France-Amerique Medal Debate will be held on Thursday at 7.30 o'clock in Sever 11. This is the second year the contest has been held in Harvard under the auspices of the French Department and the Cercle Francais. A gold medal, having on one side the head of Washington, and on the other, Washington at the siege of Boston, will be presented to the winning debater. The judges are Mr. Louis J. A. Mercier, Mr. E. L. Raiche, and Dr. R. L. Hawkins, of the French Department. The subject may be chosen from any aspect of French civilization, and the candidate should prepare a speech to last five minutes.
The conditions under which the debates will be held, as prescribed by the French Department and the Comite France-Amerique, are as follows:
1. The debate shall be known as "The France-Amerique Medal Debate."
2. It shall be permanently announced in the University Catalogue, mention being made that the medal is presented by the Comite France-Amerique.
3. It shall be conducted in French, and shall be open to all undergraduates of Harvard.
4. It shall be under the direction of the French Department of the University, which shall announce each year the subject, the time, and the place.
5. The subject shall be some aspect of French civilization.
6. There shall be a preliminary trial to be held in private before three judges. Candidates will each speak five minutes on the chosen subject, and six will debate publicly for the medal.
7. At the final debate, candidates shall speak for ten minutes before three judges, who shall award the medal on the basis of subject matter and style.
All candidates for the preliminary trials should enter their names in at once to Mr. Louis J. A. Mercier, of the French Department. The final debate will be held on Thursday, May 6
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