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', MARCH 13, 1928

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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GIVE ANNUAL BANOUET Rev. Stalker Comments On Religious
flE PflflIflE UlC no 'Expression Of Life On Two Campuses

u r, OLbJDU UL yr m umiio "I have had observations of cam-

Bluebooks Form Theme For Decora-
tions And Menus O? Banquet
Sponsored By Symphonic League
TOASTS ARE SURPRISES
Carrying out the theme of "blue-
books," the annual banquet of the
School of Music was given at 6:30
o'clock last. night at the Union un-
der the auspices of the Symphonic
league. When the 125 guests arrived
they fcund the central idea of the
evening embodied in a huge blue-
book which stood six feet high in the.
dining room. The book was closed
until the program began, and was
then opened to reveal the subjects,
of the various toasts and responses.
The program and menu found at
the plate of each guest was in the
form of a minature bluebook, bear-
ing the person's name, the date and
the subject-325 Maynard street. To
the menu was given the title "Cram-
felt.",
Questions printed on the open
pages of the large bluebook served
to indicate the subject of each toast
on' thegprogram. The toast-mistress.'
pointing to the question, called for.
a speech from the person designated
be'orehand for each toast. The ques-
tions were, however, in the nature of;
a surprise, being purposely far re-a
moved from the subjects which the
speakers had prepared,
Toasts were given by representa-{
tives of the senior, junior, and fresh-t
man classes of the school. Otto J.
Stahl, '28, snoke for the seniors, Irma
E. Wedler for the juniors, and Au-
drey M. Haver for the freshmen. The
members ofthe faculty who respond-
ed were: Mrs. Harry Bacher, Mrs.-
lyabel Rhead, Charles A. Sink, Earl
V. Moore, and Joseph Maddy.
An orchestra directed by Roy S.
ILanghanzi furnished music during the
banquet.,
SAYS PSYCHOLOGY
IS IMPORTANT IN'
DANCE TECHNIQUEt
Psychology is a big factor in the<
art of dancing according to Nico
Charissie, now head of the Parisian
'school of dancing in Ann Arbor.
"S'ometimes people have no
rhythm," he said, "because of the
way they think of themselves and
what they are doing. I have to play
'tricks' on them. There was oe
mu~sic teacher-" he broke off. "It
is quite often true that the person
who can sing, can dance. But this
tea~her was an exception. She just
had no rhythm and she couldn't seem
to learn." He chuckled reminiscently.
"I danced with her once and made
her step all over my feet. Then I
told her that if she would old her
little finger she wouldn't have any
trouble. Then I was very careful
not to let her step on them. And she
was so pleased; she thought she was
improving, and as soon as she
thought she was, she did. She learned
to 'ance beautifully because she be-
lieved she could.
"Then there was another gir -
only this wasn't really a trick. She
was always so nervous that she could
not make her feet behave. I told her
to crook her finger, too, and she paid
so much attention to the keeping of
that finger crooked that she forgot
to watch her feet or to think about
them, and then they were all right.
"There is another thing we do too.
In class work we have all of our
students use the same color of cos-
tumes. T'hat's because we want them
to do things the same way, and when
colors are all the same, they can
follow the movements of the oth&
students without having bhe eye dis-
tracted by colors. It's rather hard
to explain."
The Parisian school of dancing was
started here about a year ago by the
mother of Nico Charissie, who is now,

dancing on the stage in California.
"We are having very great success
now," said Monsieur Charissie, "and
a very great number of students. All
c' the success we are having is due
to mother, and the start and repu-
tation she has given us. She writes
ui that she is doing very well in
California."

pus life at widely different periodis,"
said Rev. Arthur W. Stalker, who
has been for 22 years pastor of the
First Methodist church of Ann Ar-
bor, and who before that, seiled in
the same capacity in the First.Meth-
odist church of Madison, Wisconsin.
"I have been imnressed with both
the likenesses and the differences of
its religious expression. Naturally,
that unseen and more or less strong
attitude and spirit that we call "re-
ligious" is not perfectly easy to trace
in its outworkings. Time was when
the classification of life into the re-.
ligious and non-religious groups' was
made with comparative ease. Actions
were similarly labeled without diffi-
culty.
"There was much religious feel-
ing upon our cai.pus when I was
an undergraduate. I am confident that
today there is more feeling about
religion. And that thinking is not
confined to the student body, but ex-
ists generally where scholarship has
come and where the problems of life
are appreciated. It is a rather large
mistake to assume that the students
of the universities are the ones who
are breaking into a larger religious.
thinking. They are enjoying it alone
with a goodly number of their eld-,
ers.
"Where students have not accepted
an inheritance of religious truth of
method, but have reached these them-
selves, I have noted a consciousness
of strength and a confidence of right
that are good to look upon. Often,
of course, the thinking has not been
balanced by historical knowledge or
by personal experience. It is a bit{
radical. And it cannot stand againstl
fact. But it is the student's own and
will naturally be subject to modifi-
cation. To me there is nuch that
is fresh and inspiring in the youth-
ful way of reaching truth and of
then projecting it upon others.
"The groups of students with whom
my lot has been cast for years have
as a rule been governed by the in-
stinct that is vital in religion. As a
matter of fact, I do not know wheth-
er I have helped them to the atti-
tude, or whether they have inspired
me to deal only with essentials. At
any rate, neither they nor I have
cared one whit for the duty of to-.
day. Such students, in my judgement,

take a very wholesome attitude to-
ward Christianity. For years it has
seemed to me to be in harm-ony with
the genius of Jesus.
"The religious life upon our cam-
pus is of the practical kind," con-
tinued Rev. Stalker. "It cares noth-
ing about the speculative elements
that may persist in some minds. It
has nothing of a doctrinal, system.
What it wants is to see the ideals of
Jesus lived by people, with amore
J completeness. It wants genuine, not
ficticious brotherhood. As I know
students who are earnestly seeking
to be religious I find that they are
hot- for the wider prevalence of jus-
tice and right, and quite consistent
with the youthful spirit, their ideal
is not that of selfish nationalism, but
of a true and helpful international-
ism. I get a hea) of satisfaction in
the kind or a religion I know many,
students are seeking.'
SENIORS RECEIVE
CAPS AND GOWNS
Yesterday afternoon was the first
time that senior caps and gowns were
distributed to senior women and
while many gowns were given out
there remain still many senior women
'who must get their gowns before next
Monday night when every woman
must have her gown to attend the
senior supper which is to precede the
attendance of all the senior women to
the first performance of the Junior
Girls' play. The Undergraduate cam-
paing committee of the Women league
has charge of the distribution of the
gowns and they have stressed the fact
that no gowns will be given out -to
any wcman before she has made her
payment of $10 which i§ being charged
for the rental cost of each gown in
cash. Every woman must pay cash to
receive her gown as the committee
can not wait the time which is neces-
sary for checks to go through the
banks.
The gowns will be distributed in
Barbour gymnasium beginning at 2
o'clock every afternoon this week but
at the end of this week there will be
no other opportunity to procure the
gowns. Every woman is urged to
have her gown fitted as soon as pos-

Women Are Exacting! Initiate Seven Into
At Health Service,! Chemistry Society
DeclaresSecretary University of Michigan has one of
- the 16 active chapters of Iota Sigma
"Women are more particular than Pi, honorary chemical sorority. Each[
men about always getting a certain chapter is named for an element,
doctor," says Mrs. E. F. Knickerbock- Michigan's being phosphorous. Each
er, who is the registering secretary of sorority has an honorary member in
the health service. "College men, con- Madame Cure, the chapteir gat the
trary to general belief, are perfectly University of Cincinnati being called
willing as a rule to have colds and Radium for her.
such treated' by one of our women The sorority was founded in 1902
physicians. Both, men and women it the University of California. At
though, can be equally nasty when that time it was known as Alchemi.
they have to wait a long time for at- This society placed chapters at the
tention. Especially if in the end University 'of Southern California and
something comes up to prevent the ,At Stanford university. In 1911 these
doctor from seeing them. Naturally groups amalgamated with similar so-
the person at the desk is the un- cieties at the University of Washing-

fortunate recipient of their disgust."
"One must always remember in that
case," she added, "that they often
come in here feeling very sick.
Under those circumstances I woul dn't
be so agreeable myself. A nice class
of people come to the health service
as they are all young college people.
This makes the work very enjoyable."
Just then Mrs. Knickerbocker's con-
versation was cut short by an aval-
anche of students coming in from their
2 o'clock classes. Many of them cache
through giving only the name of thej
doctor they desired, and assumed that
she would recall their own name.
What is surprisin'g was that she
usually found the correct card which
she explains invariably pleases them.
"There is one amusing thing about.
girls that I have noticed," continued
Mrs. Knickerbocker, "they often ask
such obvious questions. For example
they will come to the desk, and want
to know which doctor's light is on,
when we have signs up on each side
with their names printed on them.
"Many other amusing observations
can be made while one is at this
desk. For instance certain people
get so used to coining in to the health
service that they drop in for any little
matter, whether or not they could
easier take care of it themselves. But
in the main most of the students value
the treatments they receive. here, and
are very grateful. Thus they are most
always considerate, and therefore
make dealing with them a pleasure."

ton and at the University of Nebras-
ka under the name of Iota Sigma Pl.
The badge is a hexagonal key.
Phosphorus chapter at the Univer-
sity of Michigan has nine active and
five alumnae members. Saturday,
March 10, the following were-initiat-
ed into the local chapter, Mary Louise
Bart, '28, Charlotte Damerel, Grad.,
Grace Gorham, Pauline Hodgson;
Grad., Gladys Kuisnman, Grad., Ma-
Turna Leuile, Grad., and Grace Peter-
son, '28. After the initiation dinner
was served at the home of Dr. Mar-
garet W. Johnston. Following the
dinner Mrs. Zonga Wallen-Lawrence
o' the University of Chicago spoke.
She is one of the most outstanding
.women in 'the chemical field at the
present time. She is a personal
friend of Miss Philena Young of the
chemistry department, through whose
efforts Mrs. Wallen-Lawrence was
secured.

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Thomas Hardy as a poet and novel-
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