1~~MII MIA N DAILY
SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 1934
Students Religious As Parents,
In New Manner, Says Blakeman
Skeptical About Churches,
Not Religion; Seek Best
By ALBERT MAY1O
S.C.A. To Hold
Retreat To da
Will Hold Week-End Meet
Of Project Planning And
naire given to this year's freshmen
in the Rendezvous Camp, he said.
A few of the answers by a hundred
and twenty freshmen are given be-
"Do you think of God as non-exis-
1 nf k4 "t d nt nmunnr
Students today are as religious as ; "- ~J megei IZdU
e gea nown an x_
Unknowable? (17); a stern judge?
their parents, but in different re- (3); a just and loving personality Two score members of the Student
kpects, according to Dr. Edward W. (54); the orderly processes in the Christian Association and persons in-
Blakeman, counselor in Religious Ed- Universe? (40). terested in its activities will leave
ucation. "Do you think the most important Lane Hall at 2:00 this afternoon for
Students do drift from one church function of religion today should be the third S.C.A. Retreat at Patterson
to another, but they are skeptical i-to comfort people in sorrow? (4); Lake, a week-end meeting for proj-
about churches, not religion, Dr. to weigh values and discover God? ect-planning and group discussion.
Blakeman declared. They are look- (19); to stimulate people to better Orrin Magill of Chicago, executive
ing for the church that best inter- the social order (69); to rest tired secretary of the student Y.M.C.A.,
prets religion, he said; their own nerves? (1); to take us to heaven at has been invited to attend the Re-
ways of living and thinking seem re- death? (3); to help us out of trouble? treat as leader of the discussion
mote from the customs of churches, (6); to make people content with groups and activities. The interest
but this may be attributed to the their present situation? (14). of the group will be in developing
fact that the modern student is not "What do you think religion is- through discussion a conception of
docile, but that he wishes to be in- believing certain creeds about God, the values and possibilities of a col-
dependent. Students want to see what Jesus, the Bible, heaven, hell, the legian's philosophy of life and of a
each church offers, and to select or future life, etc. (16); the eternal standard of values for high living.
formulate the faith most adapted to quest; a striving of man for a higher Purpose and motives of the organiza-
their needs, the religious counselor and more satisfying life? (90). tion will be examined and its prob-
explained. "How do you think you should lems and plans for the year's pro-
More and more, he said, religion meet new ideas of religion, or ideas gram discussed. Recreation and so-
is being accepted not as a thing apart, in any field which appear to be in- cial activities will fill up the rest
but as an indispensible phase of cul- consistent with your present beliefs of the group's program.
ture; and students realize this. "Our (1); Keep your religion in one-half The Retreat was first organized a
youth," Dr. Blakeman stated, "are of your brain andfyour science in the year ago, when many members of the
thinking more seriously than their other half (9) ; carefully examine all S.C.A. felt that they would like anI
parents do. They have a virility new ideas and your old ones; accept opportunity to get away from the
and a moral courage superior to the those which seem to you most valid campus for a week-end of undivided
attitudes of my own college gen- (102)." attention to certain groups and in-
eration." Of course, Dr. Blakeman said, these dividual problems.
"They are viewing religion as a be- opinions are from only a small part This fall's Retreat has been planned
havior. In theory they are at once of the Michigan student body, but by the executive committee of the
mor.ierandeoryhare apttonfacethe answers do show that students S.C.A., with Rose Perrin,'37, William
more liberal and more apt to face are not as disinterested in religion Wilsnack. '37, and Richard Clark, '37.
the consequences of their own ideas. and its conceptions as some people in charge of most of the arrange-
That'is,tya areligin-of.1 tion believe. ns T 11v1illmos ehel dattheS _ C.A
Landon Grasps Lead
In Last Day's Poll
(Continued irom iage 1)
lots were cast. The balloting this
year exceeded it by 1,148 votes.
IGovernor Landon showed himself
to be the favorite candidate of mem-
bers of fraternities and sororities,
polling 792 fraternity-sorority votes
to 644 for President Roosevelt,. a dif-
ference of 148. The President held
a similar lead among independent
voters who gave him 1,179 votes to 1,-
057 for Governor Landon, a differ-
ence of 122 votes.
Thomas revealed a modest follow-
ing among the fraternity and sorority
members who gave him 28 of his 178
votes. Browder received 10 votes
from members of Greek letter so-
cieties and Lemke received three.
The voting by male students was
much heavier than that of womenl
studens, due partly to the larger en-
rollment of men. The women's vote
was lighter than expected by campus
leaders, however. A slight majority
of the women's vote went to Lan-
don, the poll showed.
The voting was divided fairly close
between students of voting age and
those under 21, a tabulation of the
Although the voting places were
watched closely by members of va-
rious political parties on the campus,
no outward clashes were reported.
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'10 them the way oflife inthe com-
plex relationship between the indi-
vidual and society constitutes a creed;
words and sanctions are incidental."
Facts which would seem to corro-
borate the counselor's statement that
students are much interested in re-
ligion, but in a different and more
liberal sense than their parents, are
recorded in the results of a question-
Churches To Offer
Many Sunday Talks
(Continued from Page 1)
the Westminster Presbyterian church
of Detroit, and Moderator of the
Synod of Michigan, will speak on
"Education in Account with Reli-
gion" at a social hour of the Pres-
byterian Church to be held at 5:30
p.m. Sunday evening. Dr. William P.
Lemon, minister of the church, will
have for the topic of his sermon to
be given at 10:45 a.m., "The Coming
Rev. Allison Ray Heaps, minister
of the Congregational church, will
give another in a series of talks on
building Christian personality. The
student group will meet at 6:00 Sun-
day evening for a panel discussion
on the subject "Whether World Bro-
therhood has progressed because of
At Harris Hall, Dean Joseph Bur-
sley will speak at 7:0 Op.m. Sunday
on an unannounced topic.
"Van Gogh was no dilettante" is
the contention of Rev. H. P. Marley,
who will preach on the famous Dutch
artist at 10:30 Sunday morning at
the Unitarian church. "He took life
in such deep draughts that he paid
for it with his own life," Mr. Marley
said. Without seeking to estimate
the value of the paintings in the De-
troit exhibit, insured for a million
dollars, Mr. Marley says he will pre-
sent a character study of this frus-
trated soul who died penniless.
To those interested in current
world problems, and especially as
they are now focused in the bloody
battle ground of Spain, Professor Ar-
thur S. Aiton will speak on the "Re-
bellion in Spain." He will address
the Liberal Students Union of the
Unitarian Church at 7:30 p.m. Sun-
Fresh Air camp, and participants will
leave in private cars this afternoon,
with plans to be back sometime to-
morrow afternoon. Several patrons
interested in the S.C.A. have been in-
vited to assist Mr. Magill in the pro-
gram. They are Dr. and Mrs. Edward
W. Blakeman, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Pick-
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