SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1937. Volume 8. Number 15.
Debating Society's Big Show. — Labour v. National Contest To-morrow Night
Debating Society's Big Show.
Labour v. National Contest To-morrow Night.
The last big function of the College year will take place on Friday night, when the Debating Society will hold its annual Visitors' Debate. This debate is later than usual owing to the great number of College functions this year, but it will provide a welcome break from swot for those who take the exams, seriously.
This year the principals are Messrs. W. J. Lyon, M.P. (Labour), and C. A. L. Tread well (National) and the contest should be just as keen as the Coates v. Lee struggle last year. Those who heard that encounter will certainly not miss this year's debate, and those who were not then at V.U.C. should not miss what is one of the most enjoyable shows of the year.
The motion is well suited to the occasion and should provide a keen contest, while the seconders. Miss, M. Shortall (affirmative) and C. J. Treadwell (negative) are both able speakers who should maintain the standard of the debate.
All indications point to an excellent debate, and the Society expects a full house, so students are advised to be early. Admission will be 6d., and, as usual, profits are to be donated to the Building Fund.
The opportunity to hear such speakers is only offered once a year so all students should attend. Everybody who is anybody in the College will be there (including "Smad" reporters, and, it is hoped, Mr. Brook) and those who miss this debate will miss one of the best and most enjoyable functions of the 'Varsity year and will lose the last pportunity for relaxation until after the exams.