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rONDAYDEC. 14, 19M

Christmas

Themes

Are

Prominent In Ann Arbor's Church Sermohs

Heller, Chang, Band Plans Project
Slhson Sn e a k To Aid Dorm Fund

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Babcock Gives
L as t Sermon

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At Symposium
Rabbi Says Palestine Is'
Arena Of Wars; Chang
ExplainsConfucianismI
An overflow audience heard the
first session of the Second Annual In-:
terfaith Symposium yesterday in the
Grand Rapids Room of the Michigan
League when Rabbi Bernard Heller
and Professors Chang and Slosson
presented the Jewish, Confucian and
Christian concepts of "Blueprints for
Utopia."
Dr. Heller was the first speaker
introduced by Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, chairman of the Symposium.
Presenting the picture of a Palestine
made the "arena of imperialistic na-
tions and its inhabitants the hapless
victims of their ruthless wars," Dr.
Heller explained, the desire for a
world in which "inter-necine con-
flicts would be totally unknown and j
inconceivable" became intensified in
the writings of the prophets. Their
moral sense, he said, became out-'
raged at the .exploitation of the poor
by the rich-an attitude they felt was
incompatible with the spirit of hu-
man brotherliness.
"In the ideal state which the pro-
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A general fun-fest, with all profits
going to the dormitory fund, will be For Students
presented by the University Concert ITo
Band at the 9 p.m. performance,'butt
Thursday at the Michigan Theatre, Sayles Shows That Sound "ahs
Ernest Jones, '38, business manager Foundation Needed For fect
of the band announced yesterday. heml
An all-campus production will be Human Character Tree
presented. Shirl Crosman, '38, sing- dant
er, and Jack Bulkeley, '39, and Bill Laud Edward VIII the p
Anderson, '40, who will present an tury.
accordian 4nd tap dance number, Th
will be on the program. The show True Spirit Of Christmas itself
is planned to take about 45 minutes. the
The Band will present a Christmas Is Subject Of Discussion peopl
medley and will accompany audience By Rev. Brasharesin*
singing..ever
Discussing subjects ranging from and
phets conceived, the phenomena of the real significance of Christmas to the c
want and poverty of the masses would the understanding of former King In4
be completely non-existent. The Edward of the poor and underpriv- north
earth would unniggardly give forth ileged people. Ann Arbor Church holid
its produce, the trees their fruits with speakers yesterday presented their Eve,
unheard of prodigality. The ideal final sermons before the beginning ting
state would witness the complete re- of Christmas holidays for University Dec.
generation of man. His disposition of Michigan students. FKned
to moral delinquencies would be Will CdSant
mended. The principles of justice and EvilB e CrushedMa
righteousness would be the unfail- The forces of evil which will be Chris
ing lodestones by which human be- crushed with the Advent, the coming of t
ings would guide themselves in their of Christ, and with the realization by Nigh
social relationships." humanity of its "Achilles heels''CHenr
Professor Chang emphasized the formed the theme of The Rev. Wil- part
distinction between the teachings of liam P. Lemon's sermon yesterday origin
Confucius, based on a political sys- morning at the First Presbyterian was
tem and the new-Confucianism Church. It was the third Sunday son
which followed, a religious system in- sermon in the Advent series being In
fluenced by external forces. Confu- given by the Reverend Dr. Lemon. Bras
cius conceived a philosophy estab- The Reverend Dr. Lemon based his a fe
lished on the idea of reciprocity of sermon upon the 15th verse in the d rea
filial and paternal love, Professor third chapter of Genesis, which he thing
Chang said. Emphasis was laid upon interpreted as depicting the conflict tiont
filial love because its tend to wane ( between the slimy, subterranean ser- simil
(Continued on Page 6) pent and the goodness of humanity. versit
This was applied to the Advent, the fulfil
coming of Jesus, when the evil forces Lif
will be crushed. chem
Drawing from this passage, current lifei
connotations, the Rev. Dr. Lemon Ther
We Cater described the state as "The largest are li
unit to which man now adheres, but go a:
To Your that it too, has an "Achilles heel." It only
Peo has virtual immortality, even though of li
Personality . it is fictitious, but the state under a some
totalitarian system becomes egotis- Mr. ]
Let our Expert Stylists tical, becomes war mad with hu-
manity oppressed under the constant Pri
devise means t o bring fear of invasion and insecurity. Ch
out your own Individual The educational system, too, has of a'
Charms. ts "Achilles heel," the Rev. Dr. Le- from
ncn warned. for within the institu- Brau
ions which mass the experiences of Paul'
GROOMWELL human nature and offers them to the "J
ndividual, there is found pettiness rugg
BEAUTY SHOPPES imong scholars, bitterness upon the living
.ampus as shown by petty jealousies Reve
and prejudices, and even the frater- raim
1ities and sororities, where brother- hisc

iristmas Celebration Varies Persian Apostle _revo)rt Praises
In Countries Throughout World Outlines Hopes Student Respo s(
(Continued from Page 1)
By TUURE TENANDER event in many ways than is Christ- Of Baha'i Faith
day's procedure of pressing a jimas. Although the children receive _ttion was keen and business not to
n while the family "ohs" and their presents on Christmas, older brisk to promise much in the way o
at the resulting street-light ef- people give presents to servants and The establishment of a world order Christmas trimmings. However, wit]
on the srawny and shriveled friends on the turn of the calendar. and the elimination of war is the the purchase of a new pair o
ock that passes for a Christmas The custom of exchanging presents ambition of the Baha'i Faith which trousers and a clean shirt for each 1
is nothing more than a descen- among adults is not as greatly de- Dr. Ali-Kuli Khan discussed yester- the business partners, trade, th
of the tradition originated by veloped in France as it is in the I day in the Michigan League. This oldest one and bookkeeper said
eople of Alsace in the 17th cen- 'United States, but is growing largely aim can be accomplished by a broth- picked up so much they had diffi
because of the efforts of the Paris erhood of man, Dr. Khan said. culty in saving a tree for themselvej
e custom of the Christmas Tree department stores, Prof. Charles A. The faith embodies all the prin-_ --- --_- ---- -
was started in Germany and Knudson of the romance language le faithiembod the rin- -f
wa saredciple doctrines of the religions ofj
Alsatians, a German-speaking department said. the world, and it is not necessary, he
le, simply did the inhabitants of On Christmas Eve, the French peo-
r Germany one better by the tra- pl tedmdih asbfr e I explained, for one to drop his presento
n of the candles. Today, where- ginning the festivities. The practice religion, but only to live up to theht
Christmas is observed, the tree of sending cards and greetings is al-1 principles of one's chosen creed.
the lighting figure greatly in most left until New Year's Day. Dr. Khan is the special emissary' or
,elebration. to this country of the son of the
Germany, as in the countries of . In Great Britain, carols are heard founder of the Baha'i Faith. This
ithe streets for many weeks beforefoneofteBh'Fah.Ti IA
irn Europe, the big point in the Chstas fou it is btabe religion, said Dr. Khan, was found- E )IA N
juCmstmas, although it is debatable ed in 1844 by a Persian philosopher
although the children start put- gon on in the .lastrfe ggas bennamed Baha'u'llah who died in 1893
their shoes at the window on few ays be- after long persecution in his native Photogr phs
6, witin forthe rrivl ofcause of the constitutional crisis just ln escto nhsntv .io o rpi
6, waiting for the arrival of passed.land.
;ht Rupprecht, the Teutonic Some of the most important items Dr. Khan sees little hope for the
a Claus. ccnnccted with Christmas in Eng- nations of the world to achieve peace
my songs are sung during the land, in the opinion of Prof. Here- by legislation or disarmament. Hel
tmas season in Germany, oneShudb
temst pop bnGeimny, "Holy ward T. Price of the English depart- lauded the efforts of the United
he most popular being "Holy ment, are the turkey, mince pie and States to gain a world peace by dis-
t." This song, according to Prof. Christmas pudding. The mince pies, armament, but added, that if this Arranged for
y Nordmeyer of the German de-,A
nent y is about 120 years old and Professor Price explained, are small country were to disarm it would be NOVV
maeint AutriaTyersol.anctround affairs which can be eaten in glorious in the eyes of God,
Cathol in the str in T rol. t rather large am ounts. Each person ___ ____ ____
tries to down as many as possible ---one 4434
ame unive ar's is a bigger for each one means a happy and
Fricky month.
The day after Christmas is a big THT
hares stated. "There aremonly day in Britain and is called Box- T OH
ms of what they desire." Any- ing Day. On this day all the people
which man receives is in rela- vho deliver anything the year round, C H R IST'MAS
theichstaiarecehevescis'yiboy, an
to what he desires. There is a the postman, the grocery boy, and
messenger boy all come around their
ar relationship between theuni- respective routes and receive gifts Our lunch plates are only
ty student's esires and their from their customers. fifteen and twenty cents.
e is something more than a The celebrations last in Britain utn- With your savings from
Lical formula, and our task in til the 6th of January, when all dec- I dining on the delicious, I
is to follow God, he declared, orations are taken down and put, wholesome food at The
e are certain things in life that away. Wayne Coffee Shop buy
ike stars, and each person must -- your Christmas gifts.
fter them and find them. The would be able to withstand any crisis_

way in which the best things
fe are obtained is in helping
one else get what they desire,
3rashares continued.

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whenev>er the occasion should pre-
sent itself.
"The foolish man,' he said, "builtk
,his house on sand on an unsubstan-

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bstinence from excesses in life the house was swept away. The wise
John the Baptist, Rev. Carl A. man, however, built his house on a I
er told his congregation at St. solid rock foundation where it re-
s Lutheran churchyesterday. mained firm and steadfast."
ohn the Baptist lived in the
ed mountains near the Jordan, Christmas And Edward
g on locusts and wild honey," The understanding that former
rend Brauer said, "wearing the King Edward VIII of England had of
ent of camel's hair. In his time the poor and underprivileged people
nerofhesiwergwas not popular." was typified by the Rev. Allison Ray
er is s ofliingHeaps of the Congregational Church I
erhaps his seclusion was merely fi i emnysedymriga
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oos snoult h lie thekenote, are gu iy
of social immaturity and antique
prejudices.
In the name of the church, itself,
the Rev. Dr. Lemon deplored, many
abuses have been committed, and
these, he said, represent its "Achilles
heel." "With all its power to preserve
tradition, many damnable things
have been done in the name of the
church. Every commandment has
been broken in the name of religion."
Babcock's Farewell
Thanking students and members1
of the faculty in his congregation for
the kindness they have shown him
over the past eight years Dr. Allen J.
Babcock delivered his last sermon
of the year yesterday morning at
the St. Mary's Catholic Students'
Chapel.
Fr. Babcock who will leave Jan. 17
for Rome to become a vice-rector
of the NorthAmerican College, urged
his student listeners to cherish and i
retain their Catholic faith through-
out their lives. It is the greatest
thing in your life, he declared, and
will help you in understanding and
coping with life later on.
Denouncing teachings which took
no acceunit of man's soul but con-
sidered him merely as a thinking an-
imal, Fr. Babcock emphasized the
spiritual nature ofiiianepointing to
divine revelation as one of mart's
sources of knowledge. Science and
philosophy were the other two sources
of knowledge listed by Fr. Babcock,
but of these three divine revelation is
as indispensable as either science or
philosophy, he declared.
Significance Of Christmas
The real significance of Christmas,
the revelation of God to men, has
been relegated to the background by
the individual, and hidden behind
Christmas trees, gifts, and debauch-
cry, declared Rev. Charles W. Bra-
Clharcs, minister of the First Metho-
dist Episcopal Church yesterday.
"We have not approached Christ-,
mas in the right way unless we have
come to a new meaning of God," he
said. When a person tries to find
Christ or the summum bonum of
life he does not know which way I
to turn. Many people desire the bet-
ter things of life, but they do not
know how to find them. 11
At Christmas time each person!
,hould ?snow what he desires, Mr.t

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tion
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at th
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of the people that he was aI
haet," Rev. Brauer continued,
h to protest the luxury of living
.at time."
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r from the hustle and bustle of
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God," Rev. Brauer declared.
King Edward's Action
A call for Christians to take ad-
vantage of every opportunity pre-
sented to them for the fulfillment of
their Christian duties was pro-
nounced yesterday by Rev. Frederick
Cowin in his address at the morning
services of the Church of Christ
Disciples.
Saying that Americans have one
of the gireatest opportunities to set
examples in living the principles of
Jesus, because of the relatively low
moral standards in this country, Rev.
Cowin cited Prime Minister Stanley
Baldwin of England as a man who
at the very present had put them
before personal return. "Mr. Bald-
win." he said, "when confronted by
what would become, in fact, a public
example of conduct based on low
standards, stood, midstha drift of
opposition; and showed his king the
full import *of his act.
What is more important, Rev. Cow-
in stated, is for men to take every op-
portunity that is presented to them
to live a Christian life and to do
their part in raising the standards of
living around them. "An ancient
Greek maxim describes opportunity
as tip-toe, ever ready to depart. It
has long locks by which men can
grasp it, but it is bald at the back
of the head, where people are un-
able to hold on. Jesus and the dis-
ciples describe it as a door that must
be entered before it shuts. It is
masked, it is hard to always deter-
mine, but once it presents itself,
every man should take advantage of
it."
Good Foundations
"Foundations-Good and Bad" was
the theme of Rev. Edward R. Sayles'
sermon yesterday at the First Baptist
Church. Using the parable of the
two men, the wise one and the foolish
one, Rev. Sayles showed how the in-
dividual with the good foundation

the true spirit of the Christmas sea- .
son.
Speaking on the subject, "A Christ-
mas Meditation," the Rev. Mr. Heaps
said that the former King took an
interest in the underprivileged of
Dreat Britain, and brought forth the
idea of charity that we should have
at this time of the year. "King Ed-
ward gave evidence of his haracter
throughthis many acts of kindness
among the poorer people," the Con-
gregational minister stated.
In hii sermon at Christmas, the
Rev. Mr. Heaps declared that the
world today desires peace. "We should
join the multitude that follows the
path of Bethlehem star, and sing
songs of peace," he urged.
aThe light of kindness gleams anew
at this season of the year, one that
could have been originated only by
Him," the Rev. Mr. Heaps stated in
closing.
Speaks On Erasmus
"Ask and it shall be given you;
seek and ye shall find," was the topic
selected by the Rev. Henry Lewis of
St. Atdrews Episcopal Church foi his
sermon yesterday, the climax of an
impressive special music service at 11
a.m.
Referring to Prof. Albert Hyma's
add'ess on Erasmus of Rotterdam last,
Tuesday, Reverend Lewis compared
the broad views of Erasmus with the
narr'ower concepts of his contem-
poraries and drew as his conclusion
from the precept-topic the interpre-
tation that people should be more de-
pendant upon themselves rather than
look to God for all their needs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot F. Pratt con-
ducted the entertainment at a meet-
ing of students held at 7 p.m. in Har-
ris Hall. Mr. Pratt, University caril-
lonneur led the nusical section of the
program, while Mrs. Pratt, who for{
several years has been connected with
the Stuyvesant House Settlement in
New York City gave a demonstration
of one of the recreational programs
given in the settlement.

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