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been made by the physical culture de
partment to induce more rational liv ing on the part of the students. Every table group has entered the efficiency contest. The aim is to have every girl report at the end of the day that she has earned 100 points for herself and her table by her eight hours' sleep, three meals at regular hours, and one hour's outdoor exercise. The result has been a calmer, saner atti tude toward examinations, with no signs of nerves anywhere. STKKET ('Alt AS ('HAl'KL There is no reason why men can't turn their attention to spiritual things, surrounded by implements of their daily work and garbed in their work ing clothes. Virginia Railway and Power Company shopmen have found il just as easy to com mune with the Spirit in th?? busy workshop shown in the picture as in the churches they attend on the Sabbath. The photograph shows a group of men posed after the noon-hour service that is held weekly in the William Byrd terminal shops under the auspices of the Virginia Rail way and Power Company Young Men's Christian Asso ciation, Richmond, Va. The street car shown on the right served as chapel. In this lit tle church on wheels there is no collection plate. The men take seats in the car facing the speaker, who stands at the head, near the exit door, lie cause cars in for repairs do not tarry long, u different chapel is used nearly every week. If it happens to be one of the center-entrance type. the speaker takes a position in the middle. There is not a more interest ing chapel service in the city, not a more Interested congregation. Since the inauguration of the series, twenty-eight shop meetings have been held, with a total attendance of 1,271. In these meetings, as well as in all other meetings of the Y. M. C. A., no accent is laid on creed or doctrine, members of all denominations and those without any denominational affiliation do not hesitate to attend, the services being based always on general themes common to all creeds. Most often the meetings have been addressed by Rev. George W. Kemper, Other speakers have been Rev. Wil liam L. Ball, Rev. Lloyd T. Wilson, Rev. Carter Ashton Jenkins, Jacob Umlauf, and Secretary Todd, of the Association. An interesting feature of the Asso ciation activities this year has been the Bible class work of motormen and conductors. The smaller picture on this page shows one of these groups on the steps of the Association build ing, just after the Bible study meet ing that was held within. The studies Platform Men's Bible Class. are being directed by Secretary L. V. Todd, and every member of the class is either a motorman or conductor. "Several of our men," said Mr. Todd, "have bought expensive topi cal Bibles to aid them in their Btudies. It means a great deal to every man who will devote the small amount of his time which it requires to keep up these studies. The man who is familiar with his Bible and consist ently takes it for his guide in life will find that the world has more confi dence in him and that his chances for success are immeasurably greater." Song services and practical religious talks are conducted in the association building every week. Prominent min isters and other speakers address these meetings and every man is given an opportunity to attend some of these services at least once every week. Services are held at the Soutliside branch for the men and their families, at which addresses are made, usually by ministers of the Southside. Men who are off duty make constant W. Archer was re-elected assistant sec retary, in charge of the Southslde branch. TRAVEL NOTES OF INTEREST. The Pennsylvania System has had a 100 per cent safety record for passen gers lor the past three years in which time they have carried over 550,000, 000 persons. The first real ? Pullman, built in 1SGH, costing $20,000, was operated solely for men. Mrs. Abraham Lin coln was among the first women in this country to travel in a sleeper. The United Sfates has two active volcanoes a? sights for tourists ? Mt. Lassen in California and Ivilauea in Hawaii. The old-fashioned hand-car for rail (?roup of Virginia Railway awl 1' oh cr Company shopmen ph?t4if;i'apli< e?! uftt'r midday service held in slrwt car shown on right. Insert ? Presi dent II. Hoot Palmer, of the Vu. lty. ?!C- I'ower <"??. V. >|. ('. A. use of the privileges of the Association building, which is kept open day and night. These include shower baths, wash-rooms, barber-shop, reading and correspondence rooms, library, pool and game tables, and cots on which men can lie down and rest or take a nap between shifts. Recently, for the purpose of ascertaining the opinion of the men, the company asked all men in the operating department, mem bers or non-members, to express their views concerning the Street Rail way Young Men's Christian Associa tion, regardless of whether such views were favorable or not. The letters which were received in response to this invitation form the strongest en dorsement that could possibly be given an institution of this kind. "I do not believe there is another institution in the country that could have stood such an acid test without a scratch," said President Wheelwright, when he saw the letters that the men on the road sent in. Owing to the increased cost of sup plies and other items of expense, the company recently increased its un nual contribution to the maintenance of the Association from $1,800 to $3,000. At the annual meeting of the As sociation. which took place recently, II. Root I'almer, general superintend ent of light and power, was elected president to succeed T. Norman Jones, who has been transferred to Norfolk as assistant general manager in charge of the properties in that city. Other officers were elected as follows: I)r. H. Stuart MacLean, first vice-presi dent; A. Taurman. second vice-presi dent; II. T. Ingalls, treasurer; I.ogan P. Wallford, recording secretary; and (}. B. Williams, Andrew Welsh, If. 1,. Smith. W. T. Kmes, I. S. Hobson, K. A. Crowder and J. II. Critcher, mem bers of the bqard. L. P. Todd was re-elected general necretary and W. H. Mills assistant. J. road workmen has been replaced with a motor-driven car. The big trees of California, some said to be 4,000 years old, are to pass into the hands of the government, assuring their preservation. The border military camps near 101 Paso are proving of great interest to travelers to California via Southern routes. The Confederate veterans next May will hold their annual convention in Washington, the first time Southern veterans have chosen a Northern city for their meeting. Forty-three years ago the first through train for California left Chi cago. Now nine through trains leave Chicago daily for California over vari ous lines. The railways are now distributing directories of golf courses in their ter ritories. ? Kathleen Hills, in Leslie's, Politeness is like an air-cushion. There may be nothing in it but it eases our jolts wonderfully. ? Bulwer. "Absence of occupation is not rest ? Worth While Books by Southern Presbyterian Authors SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL APRIL 1ST The Religion of Power. By HarriB E. Kirk, D. I). 305 pages, with complete index; Price, poet paid . $1 50 The Indispensable Book. Dr. W. TV. Moore 75 The Modern Siren. Dr. H. M. Hall 75 Soul of a Child. Rev. S. N. Hutchison 1 00 Jesus and Christian Doctrine. Dr. Thorn ton Whaling 60 Baptism in the Apostolic Afte. Dr. T. C. 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LUCIA GALE-BARBER School of Rhythm and Correlated Arts A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES (The Original School for Rhythmic Training) Day School ? Regular city grades with the addition of Rhythmic Training, French or Spanish, and Handiwork. Specials ? Music, Expression, Fine and Applied Arts (including Interior Deeo> ration and Sculpture), Languages, English. Studio Classes?Health, Corrective, Artistic and Normal Training counies in Rhythmic Training, the greatest new thing in education. Scholarships for Normal course. Boarding Department ? Girls 8 to 15 years and older special students. Highest endorsement. MRS MARY GALE DAVIS, Ph. D., Principal 1814 Belmont Road, Washington, D. C. Educators, physicians and others who are interested are invited to visit the school. ? - - ? - ?