Volume 90, Issue 84

Wednesday, March 05, 1997

Yo's baby



"Fraternities should be put out of their misery," one fraternity member and one non-member argued successfully to a group of fratmen, The Gazette reported this week in 1968.

Beta Theta Pi sponsored the debate as host to the District IV Beta conclave.

Ian Brooks began the debate, calling fraternities a "social elite" and a "society of inebriates." If the major purpose of a frat is to provide an opportunity to meet people he would rather join a sorority, he said.

But Jim Graper came to the defence of frats and said at the University of Toronto the fraternity house gives the member "a place to get away from the home atmosphere, a way to break the ties of mother's apron strings and a place to hang his hat."

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