'September Morn' Given Flame Bath As College Students Get 'Religion'

Short article from Dec. 2, 1914, Washington Post, describing students at Wooster College who, "following a week of prayer," burned "erotic literature and questionable pictures of all sorts" (including September Morn) in a bonfire.

Woster, Ohio, Dec. 1—"September Morn" has been burned to death here by Wooster college students, who decided her presence on dormitory walls was not consistent with the ideas generally have adopted following a week of prayer.

Services conducted by Dr. J. Campbell White—secretary of the Laymen's Forward Missionary movement, and Mrs. Dwight E. Potter, both of New York, have brought about a religious revival among the undergraduates.

The climax came when, into a big bonfire in front of the gymnasium, students fed erotic literature and questionable pictures of all sorts, most numerous among them being copies of "September Morn."

Pratically every one in college has spoken in the old-fashioned "testimony" meetings of the past week. The men, in mass meeting, passed resolutions promising to refrain from profanity, late hours, and inattetion to college work.

When several members of the football squad declared themselves some of the athletic authorities said they were sorry the revival had not come early in the season, as the "testimony" bore out their opinions that neglect of training rules had been largely responsible for Wooster's poor showing on the gridiron.

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'September Morn' Given Flame Bath As College Students Get 'Religion'

Subject

September Morn

Description

Short article from Dec. 2, 1914, Washington Post, describing students at Wooster College who, "following a week of prayer," burned "erotic literature and questionable pictures of all sorts" (including September Morn) in a bonfire.

Source

Washington Post, Dec. 2, 1914, pg. 5

Publisher

Washington Post

Date

1914-12-02

Format

Newspaper Story

Language

en

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'September Morn' Given Flame Bath As College Students Get 'Religion'

Text

Woster, Ohio, Dec. 1—"September Morn" has been burned to death here by Wooster college students, who decided her presence on dormitory walls was not consistent with the ideas generally have adopted following a week of prayer.

Services conducted by Dr. J. Campbell White—secretary of the Laymen's Forward Missionary movement, and Mrs. Dwight E. Potter, both of New York, have brought about a religious revival among the undergraduates.

The climax came when, into a big bonfire in front of the gymnasium, students fed erotic literature and questionable pictures of all sorts, most numerous among them being copies of "September Morn."

Pratically every one in college has spoken in the old-fashioned "testimony" meetings of the past week. The men, in mass meeting, passed resolutions promising to refrain from profanity, late hours, and inattetion to college work.

When several members of the football squad declared themselves some of the athletic authorities said they were sorry the revival had not come early in the season, as the "testimony" bore out their opinions that neglect of training rules had been largely responsible for Wooster's poor showing on the gridiron.

Publication Date

1914-12-02

Newspaper Info

Washington Post, pg. 5

Citation

"'September Morn' Given Flame Bath As College Students Get 'Religion'," in September Morn Archive, Item #44, http://septembermorn.org/items/show/44 (accessed August 18, 2017).