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

Oregon Debaters

Oregon Debaters

Perhaps it was because we are all somewhat tired of our own local giants that the two debates in which we heard Messrs. Pfaff, Miller and Wilson, of Oregon University, seemed to us so exceedingly good. In their first debate, that on the "rising generation," they adopted a flippant, bantering manner, somewhat reminiscent of the Oxford debaters and our earnest young Colonial speakers failed to respond in like manner. However, when Prohibition was discussed, both sides came down to serious argument and a first-rate debate ensued. These visits of debating teams from one country to another play a great part in broadening student life and we hope it will not be long before a tour of New Zealand student debaters can again be financed.