Coming with the reputation of being one of the strongest debating teams in the west, the Oklahoma University squad will meet the University Debating Council team at 8 o'clock tonight in the Fogg Lecture Room.
The University will present the affirmative side of the question, "Resolved, That the chain store system is detrimental to the best interests of the American people." The two students debating for Harvard are G. F. Oest '33 and R. M. Alt '32. Coaching them is O. G. Kulp 1G, who is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a former member of its debating team. He has debated with both of the men who are representing Oklahoma and has been able to prepare the University speakers for the type of opposition they will encounter.
The two Oklahoma debaters will be George Copeland and Hicks Epton, and they will be accompanied by their coach, Walter Emery. Captain Copeland is a four-year debater, senior in the law school, member of Phi Delta Phi, national honorary legal fraternity, and member of Delta Sigma Rho, national honorary fraternity. Epton is a three-year debater, junior lawyer, president of the oratorical council, and a member of the same legal fraternity as his colleague.
Such an invasion of the East by a western debating team is an unusual event, and is the result of the great success of the Oklahoma team on its trip to the Pacific Coast last year, during which it won eight out of ten debates.