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VOL. XXXI. No. 36


Looking For Job?
Visit Lane Hall
is Kindly Advice
(By L. P. W.)
Can you tend furnace, run a Ford,
or lather faces? Do you know any-
thing at all about bible teaching, or
selling eggs? If you do or have any
ability whatsoever, whether it be for
delivering lectures or just plain work,
the imployment Bureau of the Student
Christian Aesociation will get you
the place you want.
This work of student employment is
being carried on in a plain little office
on the mainef y of Lane Hail. The
pleasant young lady at the desk, who
records yotur name, address, and real
or fancied talents in the financial line
is Miss Mary Notley. She 'in cooper-
ation with Harry G. Mershon, the em-
ployment secretary, is placing stu-
dents in every conceivable position.
It is to her that the restaurant own-
er, the storekeeper, and the tired land-
lady come when they need the brain or
brawn of a collegian. And you may be
sure that Miss Notley will find some-
thing, somewhere, for you.
Last year, from September until
June, 2500 jobs with an approximate
cash value of $100,00 were given out.
They included work for board, for
rooms, and for cash.
This "year, from September 14th to
October 26th, 577 students were given
places. This is an average of 14 a
day, and conveys some idea of what the
bureau is accomplishing.
"Upper Room" of Lane Hall, conduct.
ed by Thomas M. Iden; a Feature
of S. C. A.
If you should drop into Lane Hall
any Saturday evening between seven
and eight o'clock, and should steal up
to the "Upper Room," you would ob-
serve a religious meeting in progress.
and in all likelihood you would wonder
about the origin of the class and some-
thing about the number of men who
have come under its influence.
Thomas M. Iden, the instructor, is
the originator of the "Upper Room"
idea, and during the past 30 years
more than 6,000 students have taken
religious work under him. While an
instructor in Butler college at Indian-
apolis, he started to work, and con-
tinued it when he later taught science
in the Kansas State Normal at Em-
poria. Seven years ago he came to
Ann Arbor, and until this fall, con-
ducted the class at the residence at
the corner of State and Jefferson
Outgrow Quarters




bsor spampus Religious


Y. XI C. A., Y.1
bined Under

W. C. A., and Interde-
Organizations Corn-
Single Head; New-
Hall Assists

( By Thomas E. Dewey)
"The Students Christian Associa-
tion", Michigan's religious organiza-
tion including all branches of the
work in Ann Arbor, has officially been
formed, and absorbs in itself the work
of the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C.
A. Lane Hall and Newberry Hall are
now under its direction and all the re-
ligious work of the University among
both the men and the women will be
in its hands, and for the first time in
the histor'y of this country, all of this
work at a university, both denomina-
tional and open field, has been unite
under one head.
And the reason for all this is, that
the religious work on the campus has
outgrown the facilities provided for it
under the old form of organization and
a new one was found necessary, or
which will allow for the uniting of
the men's and women's work, for the
development of the interdenomna-
tional idea, and for the advance of the
work generally.
Governed by Board
The basis of the organization as it
has been incorporated is the Board of
Trustees, which is made up of men
and women, mostly from the faculty,
chosen proportionately to the number
of men and women on the campus,
and proportionally divided as to de-
nominations, according to the students
on the campus who indicate member-
ship or preference in the different
churches. Members hold office for
three years, one third to be elected
annually by the students at large.
In the hands of this board is the
property of both Lane Hall and New-
berry Hall, and in its name the or-
ganization is incorporated. Directing
of important matters of the associa-
tion is the duty of the board and it
approves all paid workers in the or-
ganization. The executive secretary,
who is the author of the plan, Mr.
Thomas S. Evans, is in complete
charge of all the Lane Hall work.
FromAthe student standpoint, the
S. C. A. is completely organized.
The students at large, in their spring
elections choose what has formerly
been the president of the Y. M. C. A.,
the men and women voting for their
respective branches. They also, each
voting for his own church only, have
elected one representative from each
church to th Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.,
who have coplete charg'e of the stu-
dent work for the men and women on
the campus who belong to that church
or have expressed their preference as
being there.
Representative Cabinet
These representatives constitute the
cabinets of the men's and women's
parts of the organization an.d are each
entitled a vice-president, all under
their respective presidents and co-
operating with the paid workers of
the S. C. A. in their respective bran-
Thus is the organization intricately

The Home of the S. C. A.
-, T
L -
SHeadquarters of University Relig ions Organizations, including Men's 1) epartment of the Student Christian
Association, the Ann Arbor Bible Cha ir, Baptist, Congregational, Disciple, Lutheran, and Presbyterian student
offices, the Cosmopolitan Club, the C hinese Student Club, the Japanese Stu dent Club, the Hindustan Club, the
"Y"' Inn, supplying meals to 200 stu dents daily, the office of the Student Employment Bureau, meeting place of
~. . . .
the Jewish Student Congregation, the Menorah Society, the Zionist Society, the Christian Science Society, Bohe-
mian Club, Student Volunteers, etc.
dents of the different branches, in the both those of the state and University tions far larger than its original shape.
spring, and -of their vice-presidents students. Reiman started the idea with the
frmtedfeetcuceec p Aid Local Poor plan of sending- prominent students
points the committee chairmen who,Loaporeciehlfomtm of the University out into the state
in the fall, take their places as mem- to talk to organizations of all kinds
bers of the cabinets of the two organ- at different times of the year and the weee vial.Te akdo
izatioins. children are often given clothing and all kinds of subjects, from Michigan's
Anld it is the committee chairmen, presents of different kinds. Get-to- standing among universities to mis-
working with the paid workers in each gethers 'of University women are also sionary work in China and from religi-
department, of which there is one under the direction of the women's ous history to scientific problems.
head, who provide the actual work of branch. Whenever they talked they mentioned
the varied phases of religious work Lane Hall Work Michigan and told something about it.
in University life. Of all the branches of Lane Hall Continued from that time until now,
The women are confining their work work perhaps the biggest task is that the system has grown until it has
more to Ann Arbor social lines, than of the Extension service. Established now assumed the proportions of a sep-
the men, but are supporting Dr. Clara in 1916 when _Lewis C. Reiman, '16, crate department of the '.,ane Hall
M. Sargent, '15MV, who is working in former varsity tackle and the present work and is sending out many speak-
China as a part of the foreign service. secretary of the service, was a senior ers every week to all parts of the
In the hospitals they are doing differ- on the campus and president of the state. Expenses of the men are usual-
ent kinds of service for the invalids, Y. M. C. A., it has grown to propor- ly paid by the organizations before
an. Scear fS.CY

Quarters haying been outgrown to
a very marked extent,'it was planned
to erect a $100,000 home for the class
as the enrollment reached nearly 600
last year. Circumstances, however,
would not permit the building, and
therefore Mr. Iden accepted the in-
vitation of the Student Christian As-
sociation to hold meetings there. He
became also director of the "Y's" "Re-
ligious Educational Department," and
leader of the Ann Arbor Bible Chair.-
At the "Upper Room" meetings
there is the introductory song service
which is followed by the reading of a
letter or two received by Mr. Iden
from one of his "boys" as he calls
those who have been in his classes.I
These letters come from all over the

Thomas F. Evans, general secretary
of the Christian Association for the
past year and in complete charge of
the affairs of Lane Hall, was appoint-'
ed to this office because of the ex-g
cellent reputation he established as an.
administrator of religious work in uni-
versities in the University of Penn-f
sylvania where in a period of seven-
teen years through his diligence he
obtained for that association a prestige
which is not equalled anywhere in the y -
East or West.
Graduated from Princeton with an
A.B. degree in the class of '97, Mr.
Evans started on the career which he
has since followed without interrup-
Worked at Princeton;

versity of Pennsylvania-known as
"Religion in a Modern University"-
"It is far to look back to 1897, when
Mr. Thomas S. Evans, now the Gen-
eral Secretary of the University of
Michigan Christian Association, start-
ed, almost single handed, the work of
the Association of Pennsylvania, but
it is fitting to recall that our present
prestige is due in large measure to
his untiring service, extending over
a period of seventeen years."
Year at Michigan
Mr. Evans has been connected with
religious work in Michigan slightly
more than a year.
In that time he has succeded in in-
stalling here the system in use at
Penn and thereby putting the Student
Christian Association on a firm basis.
With that, other concrete results of his
torgani-ability have been showing that pro-
motion of religious interests at Michi-
gan is keeping well abreast of the nu-
the Uni- merous activities on the campus.

world, and within the past few weeks 'interwoven in All its parts and thus it After his graduation he took an ac-
some were received from Thibet and is tlhat, though covering a field never tive part in 'promoting religious work:
China. Two large banners with Chi- before united under one head, it is in Princeton and then went to Penn
nese inscriptions referring- to Mr. made a unit, entirely interdependent where he installed an efficient Chris-p
Iden were sent here by one of the and'working as one big institution. tian Association which is described by zation in the world."
(Continued on Page 4) Following the election of the presi- authorities as being "the most com-' From a report, issued by

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