Northfield Student Conference.
The following men have been appointed on the Northfield Committee to secure a large representation from Harvard at the annual Student Conference to be held at East Northfield, Mass., from June 27 to July 5: R. Abercrombie '03, C. W. Gilkey '03, J. P. Leake '04, W. S. Whittemore '04, B. Oveson '05, K. C. MacArthur '05, E. L. Leaycraft 1L.
From present indications it is certain that the conference this year will be the most successful ever held. Over 600 students representing 100 schools, colleges and universities in Canada and the East, will be present. Among the speakers this year will be: Rev. G. C. Morgan, Mr. R. E. Speer, Rev. John Kelman of Elinburgh, Rev. C. W. Gordon of Winnipeg, and probably Bishop Lawrence. Mr. John R. Mott of the World's Student Christian Federation will preside.
The purpose of the conference is of course spiritual. There are meetings and conferences during the forenoons for those who wish to specialize in some form of religious activity, as, for instance mission work, a Bible study course, and so on. At eleven o'clock there is a general "platform meeting," at which an address is made by some speaker of national reputation.
In the evening at sunset there takes place the "round top" meeting at which the college student's greatest problem, his life work, is discussed. In the evening there is another platform meeting; and after this comes the delegation gathering, where students from each college, assembled separately, consider the problems of their own institutions.
The whole afternoon is given up to athletics and recreation. There is a series of baseball games between the different colleges, a track meet, a tennis and a golf tournament; and there are also also abundant facilities for swimming and mountain climbing. On July 4 there is a celebration, in which all the institutions compete for the best exhibition.
The cost at Northfield for the ten days is $17, $12 of which is for board and room and $5 for program fee; the latter sum goes for the expenses of the conference. For men who cannot spend the entire time, these charges are made in proportion. Reduced railroad rates are secured, which make the total necessary expense, including round trip tickets from Boston about $20.
Men interested, who desire further particulars, should see any member of the Northfield committee, or confer with E. C. Carter or G. E. Huggins any morning at Brooks House.