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SUNDAY JANUA 6, 1924 .THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAS S! SP!vo
"liberal" conception of Christianity is and know they are not getting it. The more need be said? Such Associa- ity far more wonderful, more exact-
either true or untrue. (I dislike the distracting rush of college, fraterni- tions cannot render great service to ing, and more power-giving than any
adjectives I have used, but you will ty, and society activities does not sat- any college. What is needed in small they had known previously. There-
understand.) Personally I believe it isfy them. Dimly they know they were groups of men and women who will fore it seemed to-me that the sort of
is nothing less than a return to real created for something bigger and bet- together live in search and self dis- groups I have spoken of were being
Christianity. But .Associations and ter. Many of them are very tried in cipline, who will bear the yoke of Je- created at them.
churches must needs make up their spirit. Oh, yes, they need religion sus, who will practice - till they ac- As you know, I have spoken much
minds about it or have no power. God very badly. But it must be a relig- quire the power to pray, who will put to student audiences about the rela-
forbid they should turn anybody out ion which they can consciously ac- on the harness of the Kingdom, and tions of men and women. I believe
But -they must have clear and avowed. cept without doing violence to their learn to deny itself. They will be the intensely in co-education. There are
positions. To the student-mind, un- minds. It must, in short, be real happy people of the college wherever risks attached to it. But I believe it
less I am mistaken, trimming and Christianity which is .not in conflict they appear. They will find a life is .in the line of real progress. I
diplomacy are abhorrent in so sacred either with reason or history or sc- far finer and more bracing, more sat-' earnestly hope your people will ad-
a connection as religion. My friend! lence. It must be a religion which they isfying than any round of social ac- dress themselves to overcoming the
'is not the student mind sometimes make their own-not one "put across" tivities and games and "petting." They evils which have appeared and will
simply the unspoilt mind! Are any to them by officials. will have buoyant and clean souls. not abandon the great experiment.
of us ever conscious of power in trim- And above all it must .be a religion I met a few groups of students who But it is to the students themselves I
ming institutions! And so I believe with. discipline in it. Thousands of had set out in that way. They com- look for the saving of the situation.
tie 'student- Associations, above all young Americans are miserable just posed very small Associations in the They have allowed too much familiar-
others, must. needs make up their for want of discipline In their lives. midst of large student bodies. But' ity to come into their common life.
minds.and.take the'consequences. Nothing but its bracing rigors will they are far more significant forces They have slipped into customs which
The Bother side of the situation is ever bring them real life now. They than Associations with a larger nom- involve petting and handling each
that there is a great deal of, half-con- have been allowed to. do what they inal membership. I think of three other. They have "let themselves go"
scious hunger for God in the student; like; they have had life made easy' of four secretaries around whom such emotionally and as a result they have
bodies. -.A great'many students know: for them; they have been stirred emo- groups are forming. Sometimes the often spoilt their common life. Dig-
that their inward lives are "all in a tionally they- have tasted all sorts secretaries feel depressed because the nity and restraint have gone out of
mess." Many are perplexed.- Many of experiences; but they are missing groups are small. But to my vision it. And therefore joy has also gone
moreare from time-to-time depressad. iffe, missing joy, mssing God. In the they are the really significant groups. out of it. There is great need that
In the modern world 'they are losing' corporate life of the college Associa- May I offer a word of hearty con- they should scrutinize their own do-
their way. And often they know it:- A tions it seemed to sue that there was gratulation on the real work being ings, reform their ways in dancing,
visitor like myself is very often asked very little rigorous thinking, very lit- done at your conferences., so far as and establish customs and traditions
"How can I fidfl"od"'-or, "How can tie real- study of religious truth, and I could judge. It seemed to me that dedicated by their own good taste and
I get. personal contact with God?"' above all very little disciplined prayer at thse conferences men and women their sense of what is honorable and
They want to get the best out of life eithef corporate or individual. What were catching a vision of a Chrstan- chivalrous. But I believe they will
do all this. I believe they' want some-
r'I It1111tif mmlhItIIUISmIImmImEUmSU a : emm " m m1a aII IV thing better than they have got.
Do you not feel that there is a clear
11call in these circumstances to the
Sty le members of the Association? Some-
times they remain apart from college
social life. Sometimes they join in it
and simply go with the tide. There is
a third and better course which needs
Now that the Holiday season much strength and good will and com-
s over, College women turn mon sense. But by following it they
their attention to their individ- might render a momentous service.
uai wardrobe needs and become _ I go home feeling that many of
those who have given me their con-
interested in all that is stylish.- fidence are real friends. And I know
that many of them are very deeply
conscious of all the difficulties and
The Lady th perils of the present situation, that
ardeia they are alert and eager, that by ser-
vice and prayer they are trying to
Dr tea o Ptgdhelp. I cannot but be optimistic con-
Dora Stroeva, of Petrograd, cerning your fture.
Paris, and now New York, set "= yu uue
Pthears n ofwering k, whte I cannot adequately thank you and
threnaonth eahouler.'Thitsall your associates at headquarters
Gardenia on the shoulder. This for all their kindness and friendship.
briliant singer and violinist,
biintsgradviins, ". Believe me I shall keep you all In my
with her impassive Russian face, ee Ie.
heart.
was one of the first to wear aY sy=yi y
Yours always very sincerely,
mannish tailored suit, slick her A. Herbert Gray.
shorn hair back from her ears,
and brow, and tie her knitted PLAYS AND PLAYERS
silk scarf at the ack. ' PL Y AN P A ER
-s(Continued from Page 'Two)
- jumping jack pulling a bell rope,
StraghtFrom thee F ockwith a little notice that there would
trihfrmheT he1 ran]e1roc be a coda for the god children
Champ Ly ) sees "At last the lights went out slow-
ly, the curtains opened, and we saw
Next time you go dining or danc- -fashioned from stylish Flannel the operetta of the evening, 'Eva,'
ing, pin your flossiest handker- with music by the famous Lehar.
chief to yuor right shoulder. Several puppets which appeared
The other girls won't be able _I four or five feet in height, were on
to restiain their curiosity very Dame fashion has whispered her intention of using checked the stage. Of course, it was very
lon, tenyoumaysayrino nty-ryhard to tell with everything drawn
long then you may say innocent- and striped flannels for late winter and spring wear. SO to scale, but I made an attempt to
ly: "Oh, didn't you know? It's
been quite the thing since Ma- Francine Frocks appear in delightful variations of novelty compare theiu with the audience.
dame Renee wore hers like this "The dolls were very complicated
- at her establishmiaent on the flannel.- ones with good faces, mouths that
opened and shut (usually), very
Champs Elysees!'' lovely arms, and rather emphasized
Youthfully straight of lne and tmlytailored these frocks legs which worked very well for
A Voice from the meet all of the needs of College women. They are marionettes but were as odd as they
could be. They did all sorts of
nae smart-they are becoming-they are moderate in price things such as reading a letter and
throwing it down, smoking a cigaret
The voice is Jeanne Hallee's of $25.00. while walking around, moving the
Paris, bidding us pay heed to scenery and furniture, and kissing
the mode for glace kid gloves and dancing.
with embroidered cuffs. If the "As I say, they were remarkably

gloves are black the embroid- jgood puppets-but lust puets,
ering is in white, if tan the de- very cleverly handled. The great
sign appears in brown. One can- advantage they had was in the sing-
not err if one chooses such ing which was better than we have
gloves in regular light opera at home. The
settirigs were exactly as good as
m for a -real pla--tti lighting the
, anmo. 1o addition the orche ra
asfin- , so that, you elyav
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