SUNDAY, JANUARY 6,1924 THE MICHIGAN-DAILY PAE t1.
"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, bu you will ty, and society activities does not sat- any college. What is needed in smal 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 bearelig-; 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, sai- 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 st- far finer and more bracing, more sat- earnestly hope your people will ad-
a connection as religion. 'My friend! ence. 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 mindd! 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.
the 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. Butity 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 other side of the situation is ever bring them real life now. They than Associations withi 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"
scios 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
more are from time to time depressed. life, missing joy, missing 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 me 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 findtod"--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 these conferences men and women their sense of what is honorable and
They want 1o get the best out of life either corporate or individual. What were catching a vision of a Christian- chivalrous. But I believe they will
do all this. I believe they want some-
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Do you not feel that there is a clear
S y ecall in these circumstances to the
Sty le members of the Association? Some-
times they remain apart from college
FH ints 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-
is over, College women turn mon sense. But by following it they
S thou .t.s.i.to thir indiv i-might render a momentous service.
taradroitntedsandta'asIgo hose feeling that many of
_ is rdr ined l nd eclmb those who have given me their con-
interos ed in all that is stylish fidence are real friends. And I know
lthat many of them are very deeply
tonscious of all the difficultis and
The L ady of the perils of the present situation, that
G &ardeniza they are alert and eager, that by ser-
revice and prayer they are trying to
help. I cannot but be optimistic con-
Dora Stroeva, of Petrograd, cennou uue
Paris, and now New York, set i cannot your future.
the fashion of w'earing a white" canno adequatly thank you and
threnaontheahouler.nga histeall your associates at headquarters
Grdmni ote anude. Toiis, for all their kindness and friendship.
, " Believe me I shall keep you all in my
with her impassive Russian face,
was one of the first to wear a Yary.
_ Yours always vsr 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 back. PLAYS AND PAE RS
_ Conmtiued Smrom age 'ia'is)
jumping jack pulling a bell trope,
T ewill a little notice that there would
Straight from the The Franc e Frock be a coda for the good chidren
Champis Eysees - "At last the lights went out sh'-
_7L3 f]ly, (se curtains opened, and we saw
Next time you go dining or dane- -fashioned from stylish Flannel the operetta of the evening, 'Eva,'
ing m pin yo ur flossiest handker- aits music by the famous Lear.
Several puppets which appeared
heothuy"girls sot he able four or five feet in height, were on
T'Dame fashion has whispered her intention of using checked the stage. Of course, it was very
to restrain their curiosity very
- logthen "yiiusisy say iioct iedt-ihrdl to tell aith everything drawn
and striped flannels for late winter and spring aear. So to scale, but I mande an attempt to
s~ iit vest kast? Iso.
oyfOdd' yukoI' compare them with the audience.
-een quite the thing ince Ma- Francine Frocks appear in delightful variations of novelty -the this avit calIsed
this"'1".ols tswere very coapieted
m w-r strs like flannelsones with good faces, moiths that
s.opened and shut (usually), very
Coflyrnilsofin-deetniylovely arms, and rather emphasized
Youthfully straight of line and trimly tailored these frocks legs which worked very well for
A oice fBr themmee all of the needs of Colge wornn. They nemarionettes but were as odd as they
could be They did all sorts of
J.mhuarex smart-they are becoming--they are moderate in price- things such as reading a letter and
throwing it down, smoking a eigaret
The voice is Jeanne Halle's of $25.00. while walking around, moving this
Paris, bidding us pay heed to scenery and furniture, and kissing
the mode for glace kid gloves and dancing.
with -mbroidered cuffs. If the "As I say, they were remarki.biv
gloves are black the embroid- good puppets- bat just spppets,
t ring is in ite, ifi tan the de- very cltserly handled. Thce '-eot
- ign appears in br55 wnii ll. One can- advantage they had wa in the sn.-
slt crr if one chooses sichi ct sich es set's- than s- havs
irguar lighit opera at home.'T,
gluves sett cis wiers exat'ly asic so-se
tor a'ea pci -'h gn