Broadcasting for the first time in Harvard history over a trans-Pacific hookup, the Debating Council will clash with the University of Hawaii from 6 to 6.30 o'clock tonight on the subject: "Resolved, That Hawaii be admitted to the Union as a state."
Through the courtesy of the National Broadcasting Company, the Crimson team, consisting of Frederick DeW. Bolman, Jr. '35 and Thomas H. Quinn '36, will go on the air tonight from Radio City, whereas their Hawaiian rivals John Casstevens and Robert North, will uphold the affirmative side of the question from station KGU in Honolulu Oscar Shepard, president of the Harvard Club of Honolulu, will introduce the four orators, each of whom will speak for six minutes.
The Harvard debaters will endeavor to prove that the campaign for Hawaiian statehood is being sponsored by the sugar interests of the island and that possibly the debate itself is a factor in that campaign. The main points of the argument whereby Hawaii will attempt to improve this contention have not been uncertained.
The University of Hawaii, a highly cosmopolitan academic center, is the youngest land grant college in existence. Its founding was financed through a grant of public lands by the United States Government several years ago.