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THE ELON COLLEGE Weekly.
VOL. I. New Series.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
—Miss Sallie JloCauley left Friday to
spend Sunday at her home near Chapel
—Mr. Al*renon Warren, of Durham,
spent Saturday night and Sunday here
visiting- his eousins, the Mi.sses Foster.
•—Mr. C. C. Fonville, who graduated
heie last year, now a student at Unvcrsi-
ty at Chapel Hill, spent Friday night
here with his sister. Miss Sadie.
—Mr. W. H, Holt, of Oreensboro, spent
Sunday with his nephew, Mr. J. W^'Ingle.
—Mr. L. H. McCauley, of Union Kidg?,
spent Friday night at Mr. W. S. Tate’s.
—Miss Gussie Ingle, who has been in
school at (freensboro, is now at home.
—Messrs. E. T. Hines and A. T. Banks
attended the Y. M. A. interstate con
vention of last week.
—Miss Sadie Fonville went to Gieens-
boro Friday to have her eyes examined.
—Mr. Albert McCauley, of near Cha
pel Hill, spent last Friday liere with his
brother and sisters.
—The revival conducted by Dr. J. O.
Atkinson and Rev. McU. Howsare, of
Norfolk, has been well attended and theie
have been gloiious results from the pow
erful seimons delivered.
—Rev. L. F. Smith of Greensboro spent
Thursday night here and attended the re
'fr R. H. McCauley spent Satu.d.iv
night with his brother, Mr. Will Mc('au-
ley, in Greensboro.
—Mrs. L. H. McC auley, from Union
Ridge, is with Mrs. W. S. Tate during Mr.
—The friends of Mrs. J. U. Newman
will be glad to hear she is improving af
ter a few days’ severe illness.
—Mr. R. L. Walker visited in Reids-
—Mr. J. E. Lawrence, of Hilland, Va.
came down last Tuesday to see his son,
Mr. Henry Lawrence, who was sick, but
is vei’y much improved now.
—Rev. H. S. B. Thompson, from near
Sa.xapahaw, spent Saturday and Sunday
visiting Mr. D. W. Brown. Mr. Thomp
son is a Methodist Piotestant preacher.
—Dr. W. W. Staley, of Suffolk, Va.,
who came to Burlington to officiate at the
marriage of his niece. Miss Cook, came
up and spent Wednesday night.
—-Dr. and Mrs. Moffitt assisted at the
reception given by Governor Kitchen last
Wednesday evening, at the Mansion.
—The voters here signed a temperance
petition Sunday to the Legislature, to
drive out Near Beer, also for it to memor
ialize Congress to forbid the shipping of
liquor into a dry state, also to amend
State prohibition so as to prohibit social
clubs from keeping or selling any liquor
in their clubs.
Misses Attrice Kernodle and Annie Rip-
pey spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Mrs. Shelton in Burlington.
—Miss Callie Holt, of Greensboro, vis
ited Miss Vivian Huffman a few days
—Miss Sudie McCauley led in the Y.
W. C. A. Sunday afternoon; subjectDo
ing Some Good Each Day.”
Greensboro, N. C., Wednesday, February t, 19It No. 37
and Elon College, N. C.
THE SUNDAY SERMON.
The, eleven o’clock service Sunday was
a continuation of the revival which is now
being held here. The Rev. M. D. How
sare of Norfolk, Va., who has been con
ducting these services, filled the regular
Sunday appointment. Mr. Howsare is a
man of thought, a speaker of ability, and
his message commanded the attention of
all. He has impressed the i>eople of our
community with his earnestness of man
ner and the sincerity with which he pro
claims the gospel story.
1 Kings, 2:2, “I go the way of all the
earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew
thyself a man,” furnished tbe base upon
which the speaker founded his discourse.
“Manhood” was the subject discussed.
This was pointed out as the one great
need of our piesent day.
Mr. Howsare said that he was sorry
for that person who thought he had reach
ed the climax in Christian service. There
are heights we have not attained, there ii
work for the w’illing hand to do which
will furnish continuous service, develop
ing the better nature of man into a bul
wark of Christian character.
But to attain a greater manhood there
must be some model to inspire, some
thing to practice, as by e.xercise only can
the greatest resulf^ be obtained. A cer
tain one, Landow, was cited as an exam
ple ijf Ikjw L4tienj,iii [nay ije cullivaieit.
When a boy 'this man was a weakling,
but on visiting the art galleries of Eu
rope and beholding the statuary of the
Greeks his soul caught a vision of strength.
This led him to place himself under a
course of discipline and by exercise he
became strong. By some such process
we must become strong in the spiritual
life. None of us is what we should be.
We all have our weak places and need
improvement, biU it is necesary that
we have an ideal before us that we may
gain the desired end.
Continuing, Mr. Howsare pointed out
Christ as our only mod:! to inspire us to
a realization of the life we are to live.
It should be the business of men to be
come like Christ and to do this under the
inspiration of His leadership. The con-
f..ssion is only a beginning, it is only a
step in the right direction, and unless the
seed of truth sown in the heart is cul
tivated it will die like a lily which has
been transplanted into the barren, mois-
ture-fonsaktn desert. The individual
must put forth effort, making his Chris
tian s-rvice a life-time duration, business.
Man is not yet ready for heaven. There
must be more development, the rough
edges must be made smooth, the system
of training that will develop strength of
character must be submitted to before be
can realize the attainment of the model
after which he is striving. Man cannot
violate the laws of the Bible without per
sonal injury. He must submit to self-
denial, keeping Christ as his model, ever
This strength and manhood does not
come in a haphazard sort of way. The
discipline must be submitted to cheerfully
and in the spirit of service. Prayer is
the first secret of success. Men and wo
men of great spiritual attainment have
always been persons who believed in and
practiced prayer. There is a sad lack
of prayer in the home today, and it is
no wonder that such homes fail spiritual
ly. People need to take time from the
daily duties of life to pray that they
may have strength to meet the tempta-
ti(ms that are thrown around them.
Strength of character depends on medi
tation and the quiet hour of prayer.
The speaker pointed out the necessity’
of taking only Christ as a model. Wo
may study other men’s lives as to how
they have obtained strength but they must
not be taken as models by which our
lives are to be shaj)ed. The church is
God’s sanctuary and must be entered
witb a spirit of worship if spiritual
strength is gained therefrom.
In conclusion Mr. Howsare impressed
his hearers with the fact that the great
need is more exercise in the Christian
life. The world needs men and women
with the strength to give service as badly
as it does the preaching of Christ’s gos
pel. It is a glorious thing that there is
something to do, and when this fact is
realized great deeds will be brought to
pass, for in the development of strength
work is an essential factor. Why be a
man ? Because the strong man has power
to care for himself, the strenglh to aid
these who are laden with burdens, and
when he sees his brother imposed upon
he is able to stretch out to him a defend
ing hand. The strong man can say no!
to temptation and by his manhood be “a
man among men.” Men and women of
strong character are needed above all
else in the world that the powers of evil
may be stayed. A decision must be made.
If we would develop spiritual strength
we must take Christ as our model. Thus
we can fit ourselves to dwell in that “man
sion not made with hands but eternal in
E, L. D.
SUNDAY-SCHOOL REPORT FOR SUN
DAY JAN. 29, 1911.
Class No. 1. Dr. J. IT. Newman, Teach
er. Present, 16; collection, 25 cents.
Class No. 2. Prof. T. C. Amick, Teach
er. Present, 17; collection, 18 cents.
Class No. 3. Mr.A. L, Lincoln, Teacher.
Present, 17; collection, 47 cents.
Class No. 4. Mrs. R. J. Kernodle, Teach
er. Present, 19; collection, 43 cents.
Class No. 5. Mr. E. T. Hines, Teacher.
Present, S; collection, 11 cents.
Class No. 6. Mr. R. G. Campbell, Teach
er. Present, 16; collection, 40 cents.
Class No. 7. Mrs. J. W. Patton, Teach
er. Present, 24; collection, 7 cents.
Class No. 8. Miss Ethel Clements, Teach
er. Present, 16; collection, 7 cents.
Class No. n. Mrs. ,1. W. Saunders,
Teacher. Present, 17; collection, 16 cts.
Class No. 10. Mrs. .1. L. Foster, Teach
er. Present, 28; collection, 8 cents.
Citiz/ens Bible Class. Prof. W. A. Har
per, Teacher. Present, 22; collection, 40
Totals: Scholars, 200. Whole School,
200. Collection, $2.62.
J. Sipe Fleming, Sec.
THE INTER-STATE CONVENTION.
The \oung Men’s Christian Associa
tions of North and South Carolina met
in Raleigh, Thursday of last week and con
tinued their session until Sunday evening.
The C onvention w’as attended by more
than two hundred delegates and Associa
tion secu’vtaries, and*was one of,the most
inspiring and encouraging meetings yet
held. More than a score of experts in
the Master s business addressed words
of wisdom aitd love to attentive ears.
The central theme of tlie Convention was
“soul-winning.” It was often said in the
sessioirs that, “The Association needs
money, but far above that it needs men
who are prepared to speak the words
which will persuade men to yield their
lives to God.”
A full account of the Convention pto-
gi-amme will appear next week.
E. T. H.
The revival services which have been
in iirogress at the Ci.lloge sit ihi- be
ginning of last week, are stil'. being con
tinued, and much interest is being felt.
A large number of the students and vil-
l.agers have mad‘e decisions, and it is be
lieved that there will be others before the
meeting has closed.
The Rev. JIcI). How.sare, pastor of the
Memorial Temple, Norfolk, Va., has done
the preaching and he has been ably as
sisted in the services by the prayers and
eforts of the believing Christians here.
—Eugene B. Ely and Philip 0. Par-
malee made new records last week in
aviation at San Fiancisco. Ely in
his machine flew from the deck of a war>
ship in San Francisco harbor, and, after
circling the fleet there anchored, landed
upon the cruiser “Pennsylvania.” Par-
malee established a new endurance rec
ord. He remained in the air 3 hours and
—A hard fight is on between New Or
leans and San Francisco as to who shall
obtain recognition from the Government
for an exhibition in 1915 to celebrate the
opening of the Panama Canal. There is,
of course, no more reason for holding
such an exhibition in San Francisco than
in New York or Boston, but the Califor
nians have raised a lot of money and
have the backing of the transcontinental
—The plague, in China regardless of
quarantine, continues to spread. It is
feared that the whde Empire will be in
fected by it. In North China almost
all traffic has ceased.
—There were, according to census bu
reau, 11,254,115 bales of cotton ginned in
1910, compared with 9,787,592 in 1909;
and 12,666,203 in 1908.