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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 9 (June 1901)

On the hill,   pp. 379-389


Page 384


Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.
sin fourth, Oberlin and Minnesota tied
for fifth, and Northwestern seventh.
  At the business session of the
league, held on May .4th, the follow-
ing officers were elected for next
year:
  President, F. S. Merrian, Iowa;
first vice president, E. J. Marshall,
Michigan; second vice president,M. J.
Seed, Northwestern; third vice pres-
ident, E. W. Pettibone, Oberlin;
fourth vice president, C. R. Rounds,
Wisconsin; treasurer, E. G. B. Wat-
son, Chicago; secretary, T. D. Schall,
Minnesota.
  The University Oratorical and De-
bating League met May 11th, and
officers were elected according to the
order of rotation in the societies
which has been agreed upon. Gillette
of Athenme was elected president;
first vice president, Harry Sauthoff,
Philomathia; recording    secretary,
Frank W. Bucklin,. Hesperia; cor-
responding secretary, T. P. Abel,
Forum; treasurer, James C. McKes-
son, Columbia.
  -It was decided that Junior Ex. and
senior open contestants must here-
after hand in their orations to Pro-
fessor Frankenburger   four  weeks
before the contest.
     LITERARY SOCIETIES.
  The Hesperian joint debate team,
Messrs. Huebner,     Hagenah   and
Strehlow, have submitted the ques-
tion which they will debate with
Athenve next year. It is for Davis,
O'Meara and Olbrich, Athenme's team,
to decide which side they will up-
hold.
  The question, which is one of the
most intricate in the long list of joint
debate subjects, reads as follows:
  "Would the relinquishment by
the federal government of its right to
tax inheritances to the states exclu-
sively be preferable to the relinquish-
ment by the states of their right to
tax inheritances to the federal gov-
ernment?
  "It being mutually conceded:
  "First, That all rights of taxation
now possessed by the states or by the
federal government can and will be
transferred by either to the other.
  "Second, That the federal govern-
ment stands in need of revenue, and
that the federal tax can become law.
  "Interpretation: 'Inheritances ' to
mean transfers of property by descent,
devise or bequest; transfers of prop-
erty by deed, grant, bargain, sale or
gift, made in contemplation of the
death of the grantor, vendor or donor,
or intended to take effect in posses-
sion or enjoyment at or after such
death."
  Athena's semi-public, on account
of the illness and absence from the
University of some of the debaters
elected, was not held this year. The'
last one of the year, Philomathia's,
was held on Monday evening, May 27.
Lawrence C. Liljequist was the pres-
ident of the evening. The oration,
on "Gladstone," was delivered by
William F. Schmidt.   A vocal solo
was given by William G. Hamilton,
and a flute solo by Stuart E. Wash-
burn. The debate was upon the
question: "Is the use of the union
label an advantage to the wage-earn-
ing classes as a whole?" The affirm-
ative was supported by Ben S. Hale,
Henry E. Foelske and Eben R.
Minahan (closer); the negative by
Jacob Primakow, Vojta Wrabetz and
P. A. Schuette (croser)., The jury,
Prof. F. J. Turner, Burr W. Jones
and George Raymer, found for the
negative. The debate was a close
one and the men were well matched.
[June
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