THE ATHENAEUM 1
Along with three of the varsity debators of last season and the
two alternates appeared new prospects; who in all probability will
fight every inch of the, way to gain a place on the forensic platform.
Out of the twelve men retained from the first preliminaries will
be chosen the varsity teams who represent Morehouse in a quadran
gular league composed of Fisk University, Knoxville College, Tal
ladega College, and Morehouse College.
The subject chosen for the inter-collegiate debate is Resolved:
That the United States Government should own and operate the Coal
Mines within its jurisdiction.
Under the coaching of Professor N. P. Tillman together with his
assistants we think it will be possible in the end to exclaim, “We have
met the enemy and they are ours.”
—E. Buchanan Williams, ’27.
FIRST STATE STUDENT COUNCIL OF YOUNG MEN’S ✓
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
The strength of unity is coming to be realized in the various
religious activities of our time and especially is this true in the
student department of the Young Men’s Christian Association. It
has been the experience of the local units of this organization when
assembled at Regional Conference to elect two councilmen whose
duty it is to represent the state from which the units come in the
Regional Council. This being done the first days of the Conference
makes it quite difficult to choose said men, for the reason that the
delegates sent from the local units are, for the most part, not at all
acquainted. They are not only unacquainted with each other but
are quite limited in their knowledge of the nature and work of the
brotherhood on the council system. Facing these facts as well as
recognizing the power of unified, energized and purposefully direct
ed efforts, local units of various states are forming larger units
known as State Councils. The state council is made up by the men
elected by the local units and sent as council-men. There is a basis
of representation which provides for one and only one councilman
from each local group or unit.
Along with other delegates from eleven local units in Georgia
eleven council-men representing Americus Institute, Atlanta Univer
sity, Clark University, Central City College, Fort Valley High and
Industrial School, Georgia State College, Gammon Theological Sem
inary, Morris Brown, Morehouse and Paine gathered at Fort Valley,
February 6-8, 1925 at a State Conference and organized “The Georgia
State Student Council of the Young Men’s Christian Association.” A
constitution for this state unit was adopted and two committees, the
one on place; the other on budget will report soon.
The indicators of the first meeting points towards the realization
of the meaning and value of combined effort which results in a great
er diffusion of the knowledge of the brotherhood and a change in the
amount and quality of work done in the Student Department.
—B. Brazile Eatmon, ’26.