388 History of Wake Forest College
1907. Orators: J. W. Vernon, Phi.; A. H. Nanney, Eu. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That North Carolina should have a law prohibiting
children under fourteen years of age from working in the mills and
factories. Affirmative-W. E. Speas, Eu.; H. T. Stevens, Phi.; Negative-
T. N. Hayes, Phi.; J. C. Newell, Eu.
1908. Orators: F. F. Brown, Eu.; A. T. Howard, Phi. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That the present tendency towards centralization in the
National Government is detrimental to the republic. Affirmative-H. A.
Jones, Eu.; F. T. Collins, Phi.; Negative-G. O. Marshall, Phi.; E. E.
1909. Orators: W. H. Hipps, Eu.; E. D. Poe, Phi. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That Congress should enact a law prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the United States.
Affirmative-O. W. Henderson, Phi.; J. R. Jones, Eu.; Negative
Santford Martin, Eu.; J. L. Jenkins, Phi.
1910. Orators: W. R. Hill, Eu.; J. J. Best, Phi. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That Congress should enact an income tax law. Affirmative-
E. N. Johnson, Phi.; J. C. Smith, Eu.; Negative-H. B. Jones, Eu.; S. C.
1911. Orators: J. P. Tucker, Eu.; W. G. Moore, Phi. Debate. Query:
Resolved, That United States Senators should be elected by a direct
vote of the people. Affirmative-J. B. Eller, Eu.; C. R. Sharpe, Phi.;
Negative-C. T. Murchison, Phi.; B. V. Ferguson, Eu.
1912. Orators: W. M. Scruggs, Eu.; S. C. Hilliard, Phi. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That the right to vote should not be restricted on
account of sex. Affirmative-A. T. Allen, Phi.; Samuel Long, Eu.;
Negative-R. R. Blanton, Eu.; J. C. Brown, Phi.
1913. Orators: C. R. Sorrell, Phi.; V. A. McGuire, Eu. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That all the public officers in North Carolina should
be nominated by direct primaries, as in Wisconsin, rather than by the
convention system. Affirmative-O. F. Herring, Phi.; E. P. Stillwell,
Eu.; Negative-F. C. Shugart, Eu.; E. P. Yates, Phi.
1914. Orators: D. M. Johnson, Phi.; G. C. Pennell, Eu. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That the provisions of the Panama Canal Act
exempting the coastwise shipping of the United States from the
payment of tolls should be repealed. Affirmative-A. O. Dickens, Phi.;
J. M. Pritchard, Eu., in place of J. C. McCourry, Eu., ill; Negative-W.
W. Walker, Eu.; R. H. Taylor, Phi.
1915. Orators: A. Y. Arledge, Eu.; Earl Prevette, Phi. Debate.
Query: Resolved, That the United States should adopt the policy of
subsidizing its merchant marine engaged in foreign trade. Affirmative
J. P. Mull, Eu.; K. A. Pittman, Phi.; Negative-B. M. Watkins, Phi.; J.
B. Edwards, Eu.