Tomorrow evening Rev. Leighton Parks will occupy the pulpit at Appleton Chapel for the first time in his capacity as one of the college pastors. It is hardly necessary for the CRIMSON to say that a large number of the students should attend the service in order that Dr. Parks may be assured of the cordiality with which he is welcomed to his service among us.
In this connection we desire to commend the new arrangement for seating at the chapel. In the past only the seven front rows have been reserved for college men, and sometimes not all of these. The result has been that the students have never been sure of obtaining seats. The townspeople like the chapel services, and have attended in such numbers as practically to fill the chapel before the students begin to come in. Time and time again men have gone to the chapel on Sunday evening only to find that they must stand in the rear or accept very undesirable seats. Now while the townspeople are always welcome to the chapel, still the fact remains that these services are primarily for the students; the first care should be to see that college men have seats and be encouraged to attend the services regularly. It is a gratifying fact that the number of men who attend the Sunday evening services is steadily increasing, and that this year the pressure for seats is greater than ever before. It is this fact doubtless which has led those in charge of the chapel services to announce that greater pains will be taken in the future to accommodate the students. The middle doors will be opened exclusively for students and more seats will be reserved. It is hoped that hereafter a seat can be held until five minutes before the services be gin for every student who desires to attend.