Education: Debate

The young gentlemen of Cambridge on the Cam debated at their highly cerebral Union last week the question: Delenda est Chicago.

If any crass outsider did not comprehend this Latin irony, the Cambridge Union was cosily content. Soon with even heavier irony a Cambridge lightweight rose to defend Chicago. Small, spindly Debater Robert Egerton Swartwout (he weighs 105 Ib.) boomed out in an amazing bass voice. The same voice last year barked the Cambridge crew to victory over Oxford (TIME, April 21, 1930). Swartwout was Cambridge's first U. S. coxswain. Son of Manhattan Architect...

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