Student resistance to compulsory chapel continued to grow.  Writing in the Miscellany, one student invoked Wordsworth’s lines from “The Prelude”:

                                                            “…Was ever known

                        The witless shepherd who persists to drive

                        A flock that thirsts not to a pool disliked?”

Over a decade later and after long study by the faculty and trustees, a new, completely voluntary plan went into effect on Monday, November 15, 1926.