386 History of Wake Forest College
J. W. Lynch, Eu.; Negative-L. R. Pruitt, Eu.; D. A. McCullers, Phi.
1888. Orators: J. WV. Lynch, Eu.; G. C. Thompson, Phi. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That Laissez faire is a false theory of government.
Affirmative-Al. L. Kesler, Eu.; F. L. Merritt, Phi.; Negative-R. B.
Lineberry, Phi.; D. A. Davis, Eu.
1889. Orators: F. L. Merritt, Phi.; D. A. Davis, Eu. Debate. Query:
Are the merits of the present free school system in North Carolina
sufficient to justify the State in supporting it? Affirmative W. C.
Dowd. Phi.; J. R. Hankins, Eu.; Negative-M. L. Rickman, Eu.; J. E.
1890. Orators: J. B. Spillman, Eu.; J. E. White, Phi. Debate. Query:
Ought the United States Government to have a railroad commission?
Affirmative-T. W. Bickett, Eu.; R. L. Burns, Phi.; Negative-J. O.
Atkinson, Phi.; E. W. Sikes, Eu.
1891. Orators: R. L. Burns, Phi.; E. W. Sikes, Eu. Debate. Query:
Would the adoption of Henry George's single tax tenure be beneficial
to the poorer classes? Affirmative -C. B. Williams, Phi.; J. A. Wray,
Eu.; Negative-J. L. Kesler, Eu.; J. W. Millard, Phi.
1892. Orators: J. A. Wray, Eu.; J. W. Millard, Phi. Debate. Query:
Should the United States annex Canada? Affirmative-C. D. Graves,
Eu.; J. C. Kittrell, Phi.; Negative-D. A. Bridges, Phi.; E. Y. Webb, Eu.
1893. Orators: J. C. Kittrell. Phi.; E. Y. Webb, Eu. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That the present influence of capital is not antagonistic to
our national prosperity. Affirmative-R. W. Weaver, Phi.; J. D.
Robertson, Eu.; Negative-S. Mclntyre, Eu.; T. M. Leary, Phi.
1894. Orators: J. D. Robertson, Eu.; J. E. Yates, Phi. Debate.
Query: Should United States Senators and the President be elected by
direct vote of the people? Affirmative-R. L. Freeman, Phi.; M. P.
Davis, Eu.; Negative-W. H. Sledge, Eu.; W. C. Newton, Phi.
1895. Orators: W. C. Newton, Phi.; R. T. Daniel, Eu. Debate.
Query: Should the House of Lords be abolished? Affirmative-I. S.
Boyles, Phi.; I. M. Meekins, Eu.; Negative-John H. Kerr, Eu.; R. G.
1896. Orators: Jasper Howell, Eu.; A. C. Cree, Phi. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That the Government should own and operate the railroad
and telegraph systems. Affrmative-W. G. Briggs, Eu.; A. B. Cannady,
Phi.; Negative-G. N. Bray, Phi.; R. N. Simms, Eu.
1897. Orators: A. B. Cannady, Phi.; R. N. Simms, Eu. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That civilization is able to cope with the evils a-