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In the days of ancient Rome, brave gladiators came forth to battle with
fierce, wild animals, sometimes to fight and win, sometimes to sacrifice a human
life to mere brute force, while breathless audiences crowding the coliseum amused
themselves by watching the outcome. But in these civilized days of modern high
schools, we have contests wherein, unlike those of old, boys willingly fight to
maintain the honor of their high school, not to amuse but to instruct, making the
contest not one of physical prowess, but of mental skill.
Such a contest was held in the assembly room of the Alton High School on
March 29, when three representatives of Manual Training School for Boys, of
St. Louis, met Capt. Elliott Taylor, John Shine and Paul Scott, chosen to represent
Alton High School, to debate the question, "Resolved, That Co-education is Unde-
sirable in Secondary Schools. " Alton took the affirmative, St. Louis the negative.
The struggle, however, was like that of a lion and a lamb, so docile did Alton's
antagonists proved to be, and the judges' unanimous decision for the affirmative
wasthe universal verdict of the interested audience. In fact, the best argument for
the negative was our boys, products of a co-educational system, for they proved
their superiority in address, oratory and thought. Their debate was keen and well
organized, while each speaker backed up his statements with proofs or disproofs.
Paul, the first speaker of the affirmative, proved conclusively that co-education is
undesirable intellectually, Elliott, by clear, forceful arguments, proved that it is
undesirable physically, John, with eloquence, proved that it is undesirable morally,
while, in rebuttal, Paul was so exhaustless, so fluent and so convincing in giving
the final word in refutation to each argument that he won the epithet-the
The coaches for the debate were Mr. Ritcher and Mr. Richardson. The effect
of this contest was felt in renewed effort and enthusiasm for debate in the literary
societies and more loyalty, in general, to Alton High School.
"A Mellinls' Food Boy."-GEORGE WALTER.
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ELLIOTT TAYLOR JOHN SHINE. PAUL SCOTT.
Alton High School vs. Manual Training High School.
March 29th, 1912,
Alton High School Auditorium.
Mr. B. C. Richardson, Chairman.
Resolved, "That Co-education is Undesirable in Secondary Schools."
Elliot Taylor H. C. Brown
John Shine F. H. Morse
Paul Scott J. C. Lewis
JUDGES:-W. P. Boynton, Professor Castle, C. H. Doris.
DECISION:-3 to 0, favor of the Affirmative.
Alton, State Champion in "Extempore Speaking."
lUnknown to the Editor-in-Chief this notice has been insertedl.
Paul Scott Won the district championship in Carbondale, April 19th, and on
Friday, May 17th, was victorious in the state finals held at Champaign under the
auspices of the University of Illinois. Scott's subject was "The Value of the
Study of Agriculture in the High School."
This is a great accomplishment for Paul, and a great victory for Alton High,
as this is Alton's first attempt in this work.
"That indolent but agreeable feeling of doing H0fhiHg.',-WALTER Woon.
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