Last evening in Paine Hall, the Harvard debating team met the Yale speakers in a discussion debate, in which the Harvard Debating Council plan was the subject of argument.
The Yale speakers, who supported the present prohibition enforcement situation, laid unusual stress on economic arguments, and declared that they were entirely satisfied with the prevailing conditions. D. B. McCalmont contended that less drinking was the desired objective, and was supported by his colleagues P. M. Calfle, and P. W. Hoon.
Dealing in their arguments largely with political, legal, and social conditions, the Harvard speakers used points based upon temperance as the desired end, and spoke of practical means to attain it. The Harvard speakers, who spoke a trifle more informally than the Yale debaters, were as follows: J. M. Swigert '30, P. C. Reardon '32, and Dwight Cooke '31.
Following the debate, chairman E. M. Rowe '27 called for a show of hands, and the vote indicated that the audience was about evenly divided upon the merits of the plan, as brought out in the discussion. At the close of the debate the audience put questions from the floor.