The Bible-study conference to be held in Appleton Chapel tonight under the auspices of the Christian Association is noteworthy because of the excellence of the speakers, and because of its significance in marking the termination for this year of an earnest and serious effort to spread the study of the Bible throughout the University. The opportunity of hearing President Eliot needs no further indorsement than the mere announcement. Mr. Carter is not so well known to the present College generation as to that of six or seven years ago. At that time he left the University for India, the representative of the Harvard Mission, to become one of the great Christian influences in the far East. Only because of the need of his presence in this country among the student associations of the various colleges was he recalled from India.
The extension of Christian activity in the University as shown by the number of men interested and engaged in the Bible-study movement cannot but deepen the quality of its religious life, and the conference this evening should make an opening for greater and more permanent results.