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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1931. Volume 2. Number 4.

Debating Club

Debating Club

Since the publication of the last number of "Smad," the Debating Society has held several debates. The first of these was the Inter-faculty Debate on the subject "That Nationalism is a Hindrance to World Welfare." The award for this debate was made to the Arts and Science team, represented by Messrs. Mountjoy and Riske, and Miss Z. Henderson. Shortly after this the annual debate against the Training College on the subject "That the British Empire is in Grave Danger of Dissolution," was held, and the contest was won by Victoria College, represented by Messrs. Mountjoy and Bannister, and Miss Z. Henderson.

The one regular debate held recently was on a subject that attracted a large crowd to the gymnasium, "That the Only Man Who Entered Parliament With the Right Idea was Guy Fawkes." Everybody was humorously inclined, even the chairman, who delighted everybody with his rulings.

The visit of the three debaters from Oregon University has been the most interesting event in the activities of the society this year. Training College Hall was crowded with people to hear Messrs. Rollings, Crossley and Hurley disapprove of the rising generation and the three American debaters, Messrs. Pfaff, Miller and Wilson, approve of it.

This was followed on July 10th by a debate in the Town Hall on the subject, "That American Prohibition is a Failure." The movers of this motion were Mr. Miller (Oreg.), Miss Z. Henderson, and Mr. Bannister, and the opposers were Messrs. Pfaff (Oreg.), Wilson (Oreg.), and Mountjoy. The speaking was of a very high standard, and the interjections for the most part appropriate and amusing. We feel that Mr. Bannister's reference to the American Constitution tightening down from President to President should be perpetuated.

We would remind supporters of the society of the Plunket Medal contest, to be held on July 18th.