During the past vacation two Harvard debating teams visited ten cities, debated in each, and travelled a total of about 5300 miles. The first team, comprised of G. W. Harrington '30, P. C. Reardon '32, and R. B. Eckles '32, spoke at the University of Chicago, Rockford College, Creighton University, Illinois University, and Loyola University. The debates in Chicago, Rockford, and Jacksonville were no-decision debates.
At Creighton University the Crimson forces lost the debate, speaking on the Harvard Debating Council Plan, although there was a substantial vote in their favor. At Loyola University debating "Complete Disarmament" the two judges split and the deciding vote was left to the audience. Ballots for this poll are still coming in, and as yet no result has been reached. Alonzo Stagg, Chicago football coach was there to ask about the efficiency of the plan. Since Rockford College is solely for women the Harvard speakers matched arguments with a team of women in a no-decision encounter.
Win at Duquesne
The second group of debaters, composed of J. M. Swigert '30, F. C. Flechter '32, and D. J. Cooke, Jr. '31, visited Georgetown, Duquesne University, Ohio University, Butler University, and Mount Union College. At Georgetown they debated on the Kellogg Pact, losby a four out of five vote. At Duquesne University, speaking on the subject of "Limiting the Enrollment in Colleges to those who show that they are suitably equipped to enter," the Crimson forces won by a unanimous vote. In the debate at Butler, the subject of which was the Harvard Debating Council Plan, the audience was asked to vote not on the merits of the debaters but on the merits of the plan itself. It was defeated by 30 votes.