At the special service held in Appleton Chapel last evening, President Lowell, Professor Palmer and Dr. Fitch offered an introduction of the Chapel to the Freshman class. Attention was called to the purely voluntary nature of morning prayers and to the fact that all who were present and took part in the service did so entirely because they considered that there was some value to themselves in so doing.
Professor Palmer declared that aside from any religious benefits there was a very distinct value in the daily morning service merely as a means of starting the day right and of developing a habit of regularity. He said that the preachers who occupied the pulpit for short periods of a week or two were always leaders in their profession and seldom failed to bring with them some new thought. At no other time in the day is there an opportunity offered comparable to that of morning prayers for securing complete relaxation and for viewing one's daily life at a distance and in its proper perspective.