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ATHENIAN DEBATING CLUB
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CICERONIAN DEBATING CLUB.
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“Debating is expressing honest convictions in the most advantageous manner. 'File debater is a teacher, a thought awakener, a conviction developer. To debate is to stand openly, squarely, and forcefully for one’s honest convictions. This is the highest type of development of ‘self-dependent power' which alone doth time defy as rocks resist the billows or the sky. Had I my college life to live again. I would drop any three subjects from the regular course before 1 would give up the joys, the conflicts', the defeats and the triumphs of those evenings spent in a college boys’ debating club." . IV. Scarson.
During the score of years since the Ciceronian Debating Club was organized it has always held up as its aim and purpose those high ideals of debating and forensic culture such ?.s are embodied in the words of our club's adviser in the above quotation.
One may learn the principles and methods of preparing a debate from books or in the class room, but he can never become a debator unless he has the privilege of making practical applications of those principles and methods in real • debating.
The debating club affords this opportunity. It is the laboratory where forensic experiments are performed by each individual member.
The work of the year just passed has been not only successful, but exceedingly gratifying. Up-to-date topics have been discussed at all times. Each of the preliminary and inter-collegiate questions was debated by the society.
An interesting fact to note is that every young man who won a place on the inter-collegiate debating squads was a member of Cicero.
Programs deserving of special mention were "Hearing of a Remonstrance Filed Against the Granting of a Saloon License by the City Council.” December 7, and the "National Electoral Convention." April 25. at which time nominations and election of president and vice-president of the United States took place. The climax of enthusiasm was reached when Hon. Jesse Harris came forth to deliver his speech of acceptance.
The officers of this debating club are to be highly complimented for their faithful, enthusiastic efforts in making the work exceedingly interesting and profitable this year.
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ATHENIAN DEBATING CLUB.
The Athenians always remain faithful, notwithstanding the fact that many things occur in school life which conflict with their meetings. Every Saturday evening at 8 o'clock the members gather in their debating room, laying aside lighter pursuits and devoting their minds to such strenuous work as the “noble art of argument.”
The. debating work of the Athenian Society has kept up with exceptional enthusiasm thruout the year and many of the living questions of the day have been discussed for the mutual good of all.
(hi February 28 the debating club gave an open session in Music and Expression Hall, representing the United States Senate twenty years hence. A word of welcome and explanation of the nature of the Senate was given by Senator Elizabeth Henderson from Iowa, after which the members filed in, clad in the attire of the “New Woman.” Vice-President Miller called the Senate to order and the clerk. Senator Bogardus. called roll. Senator Loomis of New York then conducted the chapel exercises, reading the passage concerning Sampson and Delilah. A petition was then received from the “Men’s Suffrage Association" asking the restoration of their ancient rights and the privilege of proposing 011 leap year, 'l hc Senate moved that the gentlemen be allowed to present their petition in person, and Sergeant-at-Arms Pederson from Texas conducted Messrs. Reynolds, Mizera and Gibn-ey, attired in frills and bows, to the Senate rooms. They, with much timidness and nervousness, made pathetic appeals in behalf of their down-trodden brethren.
The motion was made and carried to refer their petition to the committee 011 useless Senate papers, and the weeping men were conducted from the room.
Tlie next in order of business was "A Memorial in the Form of a Resolution on Child Labor." presented by Senator McLean from Nebraska. The complaint was that the men kept the children at home to help with the housework, they being kept busy gossiping over back fences and attending Kensingtons. Senators McLean of Nebraska. Brawner of Oregon, Mabel Bailor of Kentucky and Xeber of Delaware debated ably in favor cf the resolution and it was carried by a large majority.
Senator Bailor of Kentucky then introduced a bill entitled "An Act to Provide That All Legal Tender Coins of the United States Hereafter Coined. Shall Bear the Inscription, 'In God We Trust.' " It was strongly and forcibly supported by Senators Bailor. Shceley. Harris, Wahlstron and Miller. Senator Henderson adjourned the meeting. The Senate chambers were crowded with the friends of the Senators and they unanimously proclaimed it a howling success.
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