The subject for the Pasteur debate, which will take place February 19, was announced yesterday by Professor L. J. A. Mercier, who is in charge of the debate this year. The subject is "Resolved: That France is justified in her policy of collecting reparations from Germany."
The trials for this debate, which any student of the College in good standing may enter, are scheduled for January 22. Men who intend to compete should come prepared to speak on one side of the question. The winner of the final debate, the speakers for which will be chosen at the trials on January 22, will be awarded the Pasteur medal. This is a prize for debating founded in 1898 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin to be awarded to the successful contestant in an annual debate on a subject of current French politics. This debate, however, is in English.