Richard A. Levin '54 and William J. Foote '55 have been awarded the annual Coolidge Prize Debate held Saturday. Both men will receive prizes totalling $175.
The Coolidge debate, held annually as a practice for the Harvard-Yale-Princeton debate, was judged by George K. Gardner, professor of Law; Frederick C. Packard, associate professor of Public Speaking; and Donald P. Marston, teaching fellow in History.
The actual debates will take place Wednesday. A team of John A. Miskiman '54, Edward M. Ginsburg '55, and Richard Stewart '54 will debate at Yale on the affirmative side of the topic, Resolved: Communist China should be admitted to the United Nations. A negative team of Foote, Levin, and Verne Vance '54 will debate the same topic with Princeton here.
Over the weekend, the freshman debate team won the Harvard-Yale-Princeton matches. On Friday the team of Robert H. King, Robert W. Scrivner, and Craig F. Swoboda defeated Yale in New Haven on the affirmative of the topic, Resolved: India's foreign policy is prejudicial to world peace.
The negative team of Elling O. Eide, Daniel F. Hayden, and David P. Bryden, defeated Princeton here Friday night on the same topic. Yale finished second, and Princeton was third.