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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Adams Emphasizes Need
or Teachers with PhD's

Religion in Universities Debated

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"We simply have not been pro-
ducing enough qualified college
teachers to meet the demands of
the enrollment increase," Arthur
S. Adams, president of the Ameri-
can Council of Education said
yesterday.
Speaking at the 12th annual
Conference on Higher Education
at the UniversityH he emphasized
'the need for more well qualified
teachers, which, he said, is the
outstanding issue in higher educa-
tion.

The law and public opinion with'
regard to religion and the moral and state" symbolizes a general
Many thousands more college and spiritual values in state uni- principle and not a specific rule,.
teachers with a PhD degree willersities ere the topics for dis- he explained, allowing it to be
eaneeded by1965,butthey aree esion in speeches given by o flexible when faced with changing
be needed by i1965 but they are Pul Gn spe fhe scl ofpublic opinion and interpretation.
notHe declared further that there law and Prof. Emeritus Clarence In practice. Prof. Kauper empha-
Ha dec utbe wat ofegood P. Shedd of the Yale University sized, the doctrine of absolute
as an "inexcusable dastetes to Pacific School of Religion at separation of church and state has
.alent"inthUniteeedStatesTue-Pacifc Sdoo elignnot been followed and the degree
day, citing that between 100,000 banquet Tuesday evening, of university involvement in reli-
and 200,000 "high ability" high The banquet was one of the gious education courses. he added,
school graduates each year do not highlights of the National Consul- has not been challenged from a
even attend college. tative Conference on Religion and legal standpoint.
Adams proposed a three-point the State University held at the Distlished Status
program which he felt would es- University Sunday through yester-S
tablish better relationships be- day as a climax to the celebration Prof. Kauper distinguished be-
tween high schools and colleges, of a centennial of religious activity tween the status of religion in

ISA Dance
Set on Riviera
"A Cruise on the Riviera" is the
theme of this year's Monte Carlo
Ball, Marilyn Nathan, '59, genera'l
chairman for the ball, said yester-
day.
The all-campus dance, spon-
sored by the International Stu-
dents Association, will feature
Harris Jackson's Rhythm Kings.
It will be heldffrom 9 p.m. to 12
midnight on Friday in the Union
Ballroom.
On the program for the semi-
formal dance are games of the
Monte Carlo variety, run by the
hockey team, with prizes donated
by Ann Arbor merchants, There
will also be a floor show, she said,
with dances from Israel, Hawaii,
and the Philippines and a drum
act from Iraq. The master of
ceremonies will be Sergio Scara-
bello, Grad., from Italy.
Tickets for the ball are on sale
now on the Diag and in Rm. 18
at the International Center.
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seek better understanding of the
individual student while he was
an undergraduate, and build better
relations between undergraduate
and graduate education.
Speaking also at the National
Consultative Conference on Reli-
gion and the State University, he
maintained that the universities
have an important responsibility
to their students regarding the
individual's religion. The univer-
sity, he said, must provide the
means for the study of religion.
He emphasized that the churchesj
have already begun to recognize'
the need for strengthening their
ministerial services to students, a
need which the universities, as a
vital part of the students' livest
cannot afford to ignore.

on campus. state universities and in public
The question of law as related schools. The teaching of religion
to religion in state universities in public schools is not sanctioned,
presents two basic considerations, he explained, because it would
Prof. Kauper said. They are the tend to have an indoctrinating
extent to which religion courses effect on the "malleable" minds

vide them with the resources for
making inellectual decisions in
life.
Asks Respect
"One can hardly respect a sys-
tem of education that would leave
the student totally ignorant of the
religious influence on society"
which has been such a great power
in influencing the world's history,
he maintained.
Calling today's youth the "most
responsible generation of students
I've ever known." he emphasized
that the "wistful generation is
tired of living on snap Judgments."
Modern students, while main-
taining a desire for security, will
respond promisingly to campus
religious leaders and counselors
who provide intelligent and in-
spiring programs of religion point-
ed toward the achievement of a
''world of peace, justice and
brotherhood," Prof. Shedd empha-
sized.
Important Influence
But an even more important
influence on the religious life of
students, h added, "is the intelli-
gent good will of the administra-
tion."
Prof. Shedd urged universities to
enlarge faculty religious intelli-
gence and concern, creating a
curriculum relevant to the modern
student's needs which will encour-
age the development of strong
character and a life-long voca-
tional commitment to religious
values.

PROF. PAUL KAUPER
... discusses religion

may be included in the curriculum
and the extent to which univer-
sities may' promote extra-curricu-
lar religious activities.
Cites Constitution
Prof. Kauper pointed out that
the Constitution provides that in-
dividual states may not interfere'
with the free expression of reli-
gious ideas nor may it use its
powers to discriminate or show
favoritism toward any particular
religion.
The term "separation of church.

of children.
But courses in religion on an
intellectual level stimulating criti-
cal thinking may be taught to the
more mature students attending
state universities, he continued
The real question, he said, is
"not whether religion may be
studied at state universities but
whether it may be given prime
consideration as an academic
study."
To be a worthy enterprise in
state universities, Prof. Kauper
declared, religion must be taught
as an intellectual discipline, to
evoke an awareness of religion as
a vital life force and to cultivate
the mind and spirit of man.
Outlines Prerequisites
He outlined the prerequisites for
a religious program, coinciding
with his definition of what it

should include, which could be
developed at any state-supported
university.
Among the points he listed were
the necessity for the program to
operate as an elective one; the
maintenance of equality in which
no religion is given priority overj
another; the observance of the
distinction between the teaching
of religious ideas as a scholarly
pursuit and religious indoctrina-
tion; and university insistence
that all such courses meet its
usual academic standards.
In his speech on "Moral and'
Spiritual Values in the State Uni-
versity," Prof. Shedd expressed the
opinion that state universities
must make their students aware
of the "urgency of life" and pro-

Two Ann Arbor Republicans
Slated for '60 Senate Seat

Two Ann Arbor Republicans
have been dropped into the run-
ning forMichigan's United States
Senate seat coming up for grabs
in 1960.
State Representative George W.
Sallade and Congressman George
Meader are both being considered
candidates for the seat currently
held by Democratic Sen. Patrick
V. McNamara. There are also
speculations that if Meader tries
for the Senate, Rep. Sallade will
run for his seat in Congress.
Both Noncommittal
Neither Meader nor Sallade
would commit himself, but both
considered the prospects definite
possibilities.
SMeader, who has been "consid-

9'

ering" seeking the GOP nomina-
tion, said the possibility of his
candidacy should "not be over-
looked or ignored." His considera-
tions, however, have brought him
to no decision as yet, he said, ex-
plaining that there will be otherI
factors in the next two years to
affect the decision.
Prospect is "Possibility"
The prospect of his Senate can-
didacy, Rep. Sallade said, "is a
definite possibility," but he added
that "there are a lot of other pos-
sibilities as well. It's entirely too
early to consider any of them."
While not discarding the pos-
sibility of his running for Con-
gress, Rep. Sallade said he would
"cross that bridge when I come
to it."
Organization
Notices
Christian Science Org. regular tes-
timony meeting, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.,
Mich. League; check bulletin board
in lobby for room~ no,
Graduate Student Council, 3rd gen-
eral meeting, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Rack-
barn Bldg., W. Conf. Rm.$
Kappa Phi, Thanksgiving dinner,!
Nov. 20, 5:15 p.m., First Methodist
Church, Social Hall.
* * *
Modern Dance Club, meeting, dance
technique lesson, Composition group,
Nov. 20, 7:15 p.m., Barbour Gym. Begin-
ners through advanced invited.
* * *
International students are cordially
invited to a tea in their honor today
from 3:30-5 p.m., at Mosher Hall.
Newman Club, "Turkey Trot" squa're
dance, Nov. 21, 8:30-12 p.m., 331 Thomp-
son.
* * *
Sigma Alpha Eta, meeting, Nov. 20,
7:30 p.m., Speech Clinic, Em. 208.
W.A.A. Ski Club, organizational meet-
ing, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., WAB, Small
Lounge. , ,
Baha'i Student Group, weekly meet-
Topic, 'The Road to Happiness."
ing, Nov. 20, 8:30 p.m., 725 S. Division.
* * *
J-Hop Fashion Show. Try-outs for
models, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., League.
* * *
International Travel-Study Informa-
tion Service, Office hours from 3-5
p.m. Monday and Thursday, 2518 SAB.
Students interested in foreign travel
are encouraged to use this free service.
DR. ZH IVAGO
by PASTERNAK
NOW IN STOCK
OVERBECK
BOOKSTORE

HAS LONG HISTORY:
Religion at U' Keeps Active
Since Founding by Clerics
By JAN RAHM-
organized in 1924. It lasted only
Religious activity at this Uni- two years, but had proved the
versity has a long history, value of religious education. The
The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Richard interdepartmental degree program
and Rev. John Montieth, a Presby- :in Studies in Religion now offered
terian minister, founded the Uni- by the University is partially based
versity and made up the entire upon experience gained from this
faculty. Rev. Montieth was named short-lived school.
president. Edward W. Blakeman became
The next two presidents, Henry the University's first religious
Philip Tappan and Erastus 0. counselor in 1929.
Haven, were also clergymen. In 'Died' in 1936
the early days of the University, SCA died in 1936 at the time
church attendance was compul- the Student Religious Association
sory. was formed. Newberry Hall and
YMCA Begun in 1858 Lane Hall were then turned over
During the fall of 1857, students to the University.
became interested in forming a Lane Hall became the head-
student religious organization, quarters of the SRA and promi-
Probably the first college Young nent men of all faiths have spoken
Men's Christian Association was under its auspices.
formed in January, 1858. In 1954 Lane Hall was reorgan-
A year and a half later, the ized and DeWitt C. Baldwin, then
YMCA here changed its name to director of SRA was appointed
Students' Christian Association. Coordinator of Religious Affairs.
This was done because of discus-
sion that the University was plan-
ning to admit women. As it turned
out the organization was prepared
ten years ahead of time.
The SCA was one of the most.
active organizations on campus as .
there was no Union, League, Deans
of men or women, no religion
counselors! and no workers with
foreign students. The Association b
did many of the jobs now handled
through those channels. See Russia
Started Orientation forvouself
Among the projects started by
the SCA are the freshman orlen- MAUPN"rOa Motoreoach Tours.
tation program, the "M Hand-
book," employment bureau and
student directory, and the fresh- departing New York
air camp. Aug. 12th. Rate inc.
Various churches have estab-
lished student chapels and clubs Economy air fare is
on campus. The . Unitarians, in
1865, were the first to establish a $1,154.00
church for students. The first full-
time pastor was in the Baptist
church in 1902.
A non-credit School of Religion Contact D. H.
was started in 1908 with 843 stu-
dents. Financial support and stu- David Stewart at
dent interest declined and it was NO 3-3883
closed during World War I.
Builds Lane Hall
By 1915 SCA membership totaled
1,600 and Newberry Hall, which
was built by the group in 1883,
was no longer large enough. John
D. Rockefeller's contribution of
$60,000 with students and alumni
giving a similar amount enabled
the organization to build Lane Hall
at that time.
The Michigan School of Reli-
gion, a separate institution, was

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