Old South Literary Society Debates

Fall 2005

 

SCORE AFTER 4 DEBATES:

Stonewall Society

Longhorn Society

Sam Houston Society

2

1.5*

1.5*

 

The Stonewall Society—John Anderson, Josh Curtis, Jason Gault, Corrina Kyle, Hunter Sims

 

The Longhorn Society—Tyson Basora, Cole Dickerson, Catherine Hejtmanek, Heidi Wilson

 

The Sam Houston Society—Katie Boyd, Than Dossman, Jewellee Kuentsler, Richard Schofield

 

*because the Longhorn and Sam Houston Societies only have four members each compared to five members in the Stonewall Society, they began the contest with 1/2 win apiece.

 

Debate #1 (Friday, September 9): Was the southern slave labor system efficient?

                        Stonewall Society argues the affirmative

                        Longhorn Society argues the negative

The Longhorn Society won this debate with a close vote of 10 to 9.

 

Debate #2 (Friday, September 16): What crop was more important to the Old South, cotton or tobacco?

                        Longhorn Society argues cotton

                        Sam Houston Society argues tobacco

The Sam Houston Society won this debate with a vote of 11 to 5.

 

Debate #3 (Friday, September 23): What commodity was more important to the Old South, corn or livestock?

                        Stonewall Society argues corn

                        Sam Houston Society argues livestock

The Stonewall Society won this debate with a vote of 11 to 10.

 

Debate #4 (Friday, October 24): Was the code of honor ultimately a benefit or detriment to the Old South?

                        Longhorn Society argues benefit

                        Stonewall Society argues detriment

The Stonewall Society won this debate with a vote of 10 to 9.

 

Debate #5 (Friday, November 4) Was the Old South truly hospitable?

                        Sam Houston Society argues affirmative

                        Stonewall Society argues negative

 

Debate #6 (Friday, November 11) Is modern day West Texas more reflective of the culture of the Old South, the Old West, or the Old Northeast?

                        Stonewall Society argues Old South

                        Longhorn Society argues Old West

                        Sam Houston Society argues Old Northeast