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MONDAY.,1flC.-2, 1938-

Sunday Church Sermons
Offer Variety Of Topics

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Unitarian Mininster Traces.
Growth Of St. Nicholas
To Times Of Diocletian
Rev. H. P. Marley told the story
of Christmas and its patron saint,
Santa Claus, at the Unitarian Church
He traced the growth of the legend
of St. Nicholas, telling of its begin-
nings in early Christian times in the
time of Diocletan. The origin of
Christmas gifts may be traced to the
story of the Bishop in Asia Minor
who gave dowries to three young
women, thus saving them from pros-
titution. The Christians, Reverend'
Marley said, took over ceremonies
from every available source to pro-
vide a beautiful and memorable serv-
In 1037, Pere Noel, as he is known
in Latin countries, became an official
saint. In the 17th century, the cele-
bration of Christmas had become. so
corrupted, that in 1644, this holy day
was officially banned and in England
there was no celebration that year.1
In observing the world today, dRev-
erend Marley admitted that there
.seemed little reason to be of good
cheer. He mentioned the soldiers
standing guard in Bethlehem, Pales-
tine, the wars in Spain and China.
Yet, he continued; there was still
hope for the world as long as there
were men of good will. He declared
that Christmas was a message to all
men to be of good will,

of humanity and raises the opinion
of mankind," said Reverend Parr.
The student choir, under the direc-
tion of Donn Chown, '39, sang songs
of "Christmastide" as arranged by
Rosario Bourdon. Yesterday marked
the last appearance of the studenti
choir this year. The adult choir will)
replace it for the next two weeks.
The service of public confession and
holy communion was administered
yesterday to the Congregation of the
Trinity Lutheran Church on the oc-
casion of the third Sunday in Ad-
vent, by Rev. Henry 0. Loder.
In his sermon, "The Faithful Com-
municant," Reverend Loder warned
those who partook of the bread and
wine symbolizing the body and blood
of Christ that they must remain
"true servants of God," and "remove
all hatred from their hearts."
Mrs. Robert Copp, organist, played
twD selections: "Awake! Hear the Call
of Watchmen" and Dubois' "Finale."
The congregation sang a processional
hymn, "Come, Thou long-expected
Jesus," and the recessional hymn,
"Now Thank We All Our God."
"God the Preserver of Man" was
the subject of the service at the
Church of Christ Scientist. The ser-
mon was comprised of selected refer-
ences from the Bible with correlative
passages of selected reterencs from
the Christian Science textbook, "Sci-
ence and Health With Key to the
Scriptures," written by the Christian
Science leader, Mary Baker Eddy.
The Golden Text dealt with the ;


Carrying Christmas Packages


Eden Iay Be Welcomed
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"Where Christ Will Be Born To-
day" was the theme of Rev. Charles
W. Brashares' sermon yesterday,
morning at the Methodist Episcopal
First it must be remembered that
into humility and only humility canI
Christ be born, Reverend Brashares
said. But here a distinction must
be made between humility and pov-
erty. Wealth is a decided advantage
in advancing Christian principles.
Second, 'there must be a star, the
Will of God. When one learns what
the universe is trying to accomplish,
he will, know where Christ will be
born. He must discover "the pa.r-
ticular point where God is trying to
accomplish something in our lives
and the community."
Finally, Christ can only be horn
where men take action. Thismay be
''just to face our bodies and use them
to help Christ," or it may be the place
of giving gifts.1
People might think Christ would
be born in the university of today
with its 30 million people studying
to .cure the ills of the world, Reverend
Brashares said. Most people, how-
ever, are unwilling to accept ideas
foreign to their present beliefs. Oth-
ers might think that in the spirit of
th hospital would Christ be born to-
day. But there are too many mod-
ern Mary's in the slums who have
no chance of, getting into the hos-
Sti otners would tell the world
that today's Christ ( will be born, in
the church. The sword that slays
down Christ in the church is formali-
ty. Some would look to movements
towards social progress' of today and
some to Utrecht where a new council
for churches of the world i& being
A sword of pride, disorganization,
or formality hangs over each of these,
but "we can remove these swords cif,
we will. Christ can be born in any
of these places. When humility, the
Will of God, and action take place,
then we will find that Christ is be-
ing born again-in us." !
.In his sermon "The Tenth Man,"
from Luke, XVII.-15-17, the Rev.
Leonard D. Parr presented an analogy
of mankind today as compared with
the nine ungrateful lepers who were
healed by Jesus yesterday in his ser-
mon at -the First Congregational

healing power of God's loving kind-
ness and truth, and the correlative
readings gave reference to the mir-
acles performed through faith. In-
cluded among the hymns were the
"Ninety-First Psalm" ahnd "Mother's
Evening Prayer," the latter by Mrs.
Prof. Clarence F. Kessler of the
engineering college and Mrs. Millie
Clifford served as readers. Mr. C. F.
Straight sang a solo, "Ninety and
Nine," by Campion.
The Rev. William P. Lemon of the
First Presbyterian Church gave as
the text of his sermon, yesterday
"When God Comes to Us," takenj
from the second chapter of Luke,
the story of the birth of the Christ
The sermon dwelt upon the influ-
ence upon all of us today by many3
seemingly insignificant happenings
1 many centuries ago. The story of
the birth of Jesus epitomizes human
life, Reverend Lemon said.i All babes,'
no matter in what circumstances
born, are subject to the same influ-
ence of the world, material or divine.
We today are so bound up in the
universe, that it is impossible to
neglect any part of the world, either
abroad or in our own community, he
declared. Just as Jesus' birth was
influenced by the decree of Caesar,
so we today are influenced by the
decr-ees of totalitarian dictators.
Our concepts of God are still me-1
dieval, Dr. Lemon continued, for we
do not appreciate the magnificence of
the universe. that God has created.
Unfortunately people are too much
obsessed with their own selfish im-
mediate needs, they do not realize
how bound up we are with the worla.
The majority of us, when approached
for solicitation for a cause, immedi-
ately think, not of our obligation to
our 'fellow-men, but rather of our
personal needs. Humans do not judge
things by their intrinsic value, he
"Jesus won our hearts because he
did not come as an imperial Caesar,
but as a babe in a manager," Rev.
erend Lemon said. Jesus did not
profess a private religion, but he
always spoke of. the kingdom of God
though influenced by the nationalism
of His race, Dr. Lemon concluded.
He was international, and we today
must realize that worship is not a
thing bound by borders, God is not
confined to any one nation; we are
bound all together.
The congregation joined in O
Come, All Ye Faithful" to close the

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Chamberlain Unopposed
In Pro-Government T91k
By Former Secretary
LONDON, Dec. 11.--(P)-AnthonyS
Eden, who left the Chamberlain "ap-
peasement cabinet" in February, like-
ly will be welcomed back into that
Many British politicians reached
this conclusion because in his avidly
read speech last Friday in New York
he did not declare war on his form-
er chief, Prime Iinister Neville
Chamberlain, but instead made in
effect what was a "pro-government
As a result, speculation here in-
creased over the possibility that when
the debonair diplomat sees President
Roosevelt this week, he may be acting
as an. "unofficial"emissary, from the
British government."
(Eden planned to go to Washing-
ton today and "hoped" to see Presi-
dent Roosevelt tomorrow or Wed-
What position the former foreign
secretary might occupy in the cabinet
is highly conjectural. eichsfuehrer
Hitler and Premier Mussolini no
doubt would consider it a direct af-
front if he should return to the for-
eign office.
But British cabinet positions are
extremely elastic. Eden might re-
turn in almost any post and still,
automatically, have an influential
voice in foreign policy councils.
Eden's trip to the United States
was accorded the Government's
blessing by Foreign Secretary Vis-
count Halifax in the House of Lords
when he said the diplomat crossed
the Atlantic with "th'" fullest assent





and approbation of the Govern-
men t."
Some quarters even thought Eden
might sound out the American ex-
ecutive on just what help Britain and
France could expect from the United
States if they did make a determined
stand toward dictators.
A small dissident tory group in
England has been eager to hail Eden
as its leader following his' resigna-
tion Feb. 20 from the cabinet in a
break with Chamberlain over his pol-
icy of dealing with the dictators.
But the former foreign secretary
scrupulously has shunned anything
by word or deed that would bar re-
turn to the present government.
In numerous speeches he has called
for national rejuvenation, combin-
ing "three essentials-unity, strength
and a sense of justice."
He has called for more energetic
action against poverty at home. If
he should raw the standard of re-
volt on foreign pc'-y, Labor eventual-
ly might follow him. If his national
unity policy should aim at includ-
ing Labor in an all-pas y govern-
ment, however, Labor might refuse,
fearing a repetition of the lato Ram-
say MacDonald's so-called "treason"
which led to the National Govern-
ment in 1931.
If Eden stays inside the Conserva-
tive party to strive for its leadership,
some observers believe in time he will

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University Owns 7,000 Acres
Of Valuable Forest Property

Chase S. Osborn Preserve
In Northern Michigan
Is LargestOf Group
Forestry students at the University
have more than 7,000 acres of forestr
lands for instruction, researc. and
demonstration purposes, it was re-
vealed recently.
Largest of the University's proper-
ties used for forestry purposes is the
Chase S. Osborn Preserve on Sugar
Island, a 3,500 acre tract in the St.
Mary's River, given by the former
governor. Next largest is a portion
of the University Biological Station
on Douglas Lake, near Cheboygan,
about 3,000 acres of which is used
for forestry purposes.
While the Osborn Preserve and
Douglas Lake property are the largest
forest holdings of the University, the
most used for instructional purposes
are smaller tracts, principally three
woods near Ann Arbor and the sum-I
mer forestry camp in the Upper Pen-
Camp Filbert Roth, on Golden'

Lake in Iron County of the Upper
Peninsula, was given to the University
by the Von Platen-Fox Lumber Co.
and is used for summer instruction of
forestry students. The University
camp itself consists of only 11 acres,
but its chief value lies in the fact that
it is immedately adjacent to national
and state forests, on which the actual
ins'truction of students takes place.
The lands nearer to Ann Arbor are
the Saginaw Forest, an 80-ac're tract
given to the School of Forestry and
Conservation by the late Regent Ar-
thur Hill; Stinchfield Woods, a 320-
acre gift of Mrs. Charles Stinchfield
of Detroit; and the Eber White
Woods, 43 acres from the estate of
Eber White, a pioneer of Ann Arbor.
The "Ringwood" forest preserve,
160 acres of forest land near St.
Charles, was given to the University
by Clark L. Ring, of Saginaw.
FLINT, Mich., Dec. ll-(P)-Mem-
bers of the Buick and Chevrolet units
of the United Automobile Workers'
Local here voted today for a 32-hour
week to replace the prevailing 40 hour.

'Ensian Business Staff
Summons Tryouts Today
Tryouts for the Michiganensian
business staff are asked to report at
4 p.m. today (Monday, Dec. 12) on
the second floor of the Student Pub-
lications Building, according to Al-
mon W. Conurath, '39E, advertising
manager of the yearbook..
Those interested in advertising are
especially urged to attend. Anyone
except first semester freshmen is

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