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Loeb, Max (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 7, Number 3 (Dec. 1905)

Edgerton, Henry W.
The annual joint debate,   pp. 127-132


Page 127


3A5 LiTE.
The Annual
Joint Debati
By Henry W. Edgerton, '09.
Debates participated in:
   Athenae,  ..................
   Hesperia ............. I .... 25
   Philomathia . ... ...
   Calliope .....................3
   Lionia ........................ 2
   A-elphia..................
Victories:
   Athenae .....................19
     12 from Hesperia.
     3 from Philomathia.
     2 from Calliope.
     2 from Lionia.
   Hlesperia .................... 9
     6 from Athenae.
     2 from Philomathia.
     i from Adelphia.
  Philomathia.................4
     2 from Athenae.
     2 from Hesperia.
Calliope .....................
      * from Athenae.
Defeats:
  Athenae   ....... ...... ...... 8
     6 to -Hesperia.
     2 to Philomathia.
  -Hesperia .......... 15
     12 tO inenae.
     i to Calliope.
     2 to Philomathia.
  Philomathia .................5
    3 c o Athenae.
    2 to Hesperia,
  C alliope.  .... ........... 4 -2
    :2 t:Athnae.
  Adel.phia    .. ........
    I to Hesperia.
  Lionia   ....  .............. ....2
    2 to Athenae.
Undecided:
  Athenae .......... .......    I
  Hesperira:  N...... ý...,,. . .
  Athenae has won 1,2 out of IS joint
debates from Hesperia and 3 out of
5 from Plulomathia.
  H'esperia has won 6 out of 18 from
Athenae and 2 out of 4 from Philo-
=atihia.
  Philomathia has won 2   O Of 5 with
Athenae and 2 out of 4 with Hesper~ia.
  By the time the magazine is in the
hands of our readers, if the schedule
time is adhered to, the great forensic
   fea-st of the year, the ano
   bate will have been w
   One society will be plui
   porary gloom, whose d,
   lumined only by the rays
   determination for "next
   the 'otfier will be jubil,
   sweets of victory. The
   is no longer the all ir
   test it once was, when ti
was smaller, when secret
   athletics had not come t
   share of, the attention o0
   body, but they are still ol
   terest td a large number
   while their quality has,.
   depreciated. The membN
   literary societies in th4
   usually attend in force,
   a large portion of the qt
   in attendance at the j(
   It is none too large a nu
   a University of over 3,(
   But it probably represe
intellect 'and mentality
entire student body.
   Perhaps, it is not ever
 curate to say that the greý
 lost its hold for while tb
 of students who attend
 just as the proportion of
 join literary societies is
 than in the bygone days,
 thusiasm of the loyal few
 sible waxed even strong(
 before.
 * Alurmni of (the Univers
 description of the immens
 work, both in original res
 the compilation. and ass
 facts already known that
 preparation of a joint de
 but live questions of great
'portance are, debated and
of the question are sure t(
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