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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 11.

Useful Suggestions at New Speakers' Debate

Useful Suggestions at New Speakers' Debate.

Is "Christianity a factor in economic progress?" Miss Williams and Mr. Freeman said it was; Miss Stock and Mr. Kelly said is wasn't; the audience didn't have an opportunity to vote on the question. Admittedly it is a perplexing motion, so many interpretations can be made. And they were Prof Hunter mentioned this in his judging. He made the worth-while suggestion—a suggestion that should be investigated by the Debating Society Committee—that the movers and seconders in any debate should meet be forehand and agree on a definition of the terms in the motion. This provides a firm basis for discussion and obviates aimless contradiction and wandering resulting from conflicting conceptions of the motion. Apart from this difficulty of definition, the debating was spirited and the speakers from the "floor" were numerous. Prof. Hunter placed the speakers as follows: Miss Stock 1. Mr. Freeman 2, Messrs. Barker and Mitchell 3 (equal).