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THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. L New Series. Greensboro, N. C., Wednesday, Februaiy 8, No. 38
and Elon College, N. 0.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
Miss Aflie (ii-niii is s|ieiidiii'r a few days
in Chaiiel Hill, 'visiting the family of her
brother, Ml’. ('. H. (Irillin.
Miss Sallie Mc('auley returned Monday
from her liome at Cliapel Hill, where she
has been for some days.
Miss Karnes of the department of music
and Miss Hryan of the Art de|iaitment
spent Saturday in ([reen.sboro, slioppiuir.
Miss Sadie Fon\'ille, cdass ’11, spent Sat-
urday with hen ])arents at Builington.
We a:e sLtI •'> announce a continued
imp'rovement is the condition of Miss Mary
J’oster, class ’11. We wish for her an
Miss Lois I)a\idson, class ’l!i, spent
Saturday and Sunday with her paj-ents
Mr. Samuel Tate, father of our efTicient
librarian. Miss Mamie Tate, is recoveiin"
from an attack of pneumonia. We hope
that he may regain his usual health.
Mr. R. 0. Tate of N.n-.folk, Va., is spend-
inff a few days with his father, Mr. Sam
Dr. .1. U. Newman preached at the
eleven o’clock service Sunday, and deliver
ed a jn’actical. helpful sermon.
Prof. W. 1’. Lawrence, of the chair of
English, and Editorrin-chief of the Week
ly. has lieen ill f(U' a day or two. We wish
for him a speedy recovery.
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Sunday with Miss Amiie Watson.
Miss Bertlia Ricks, who has, for scmie
months, been at the home of Kev. .1. il.
Patton, returned to flreensboro Saturday.
Miss Emina Shejiherd, of Gibsonville,
spent Sunday and Monday with Miss'-s
Jewel and Ruby Michael.
Miss Annie Hippey, of Shetucket, N.
0., has been very ill for several days at
West Dormitoiy. Her mother is with
her. and her condition is somewhat im-
Mr. E. L. Paufrhtry led the Christian
Endeavor, Sunday evening. The topic of
the meeting was; “Christian Endeavor—
Why?’’ The subject was treated in an
admirable way, and the meeting was en
joyed by a Ia:ge number of the students.
In tlie Pliilologian Hall Friday even
ing, Mr. 0. D. Poythi-ess was awarded
first honors oratorically. In the debate
Mr. E. T. nines was adjudged the best
speaker of the affirmative, and Mr. I). C.
Holt best speake.!- of the negative. The
qusetion: Resolved, that the International
Antagonism created by the duties on im
ports is detrimental to all nations. The
decision was awarded to the affirmative.
MRS. KERNODLE ENTERTAINS.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. ,J. Ker-
nodle was the scene of a brilliant recep
tion on Eiiday evening, ’(he third of Feb
ruary’, when a few of their friends passed
the hours from eight until eleven in a
manner so pleasant as to make them seem
all too short.
Numerous games were engaged in, of
which progressive hearts seemed a favxir-
ite, and when the bell rang for the last
time it was found that Miss Blandie Ker-
nodle, sister of Mr. Kernodle, had secur
ed the greatest number of “lucky
throws.” As a lewai'd she received a neat
ly bound volume of “The Shepherl of the
Hills,’' which was j>resented to her by
Mr. A. L. Lincoln with a few well chosen
words. Later in the evening refreshments
were ser\ed aftei which the ha])j)y com
pany disjieiksed, -\i iting the evening one of
the most jdeasaut and successful of the
season. Mrs. Kernodle was assisted by
Mesdanies Harpei', and .1. 0. Atkinson.
Those jireseut were Misses Pitt, Rarnes,
Clements and liryan of the Faculty;
Mi.sses Lawrence, Fii'rmeii and Annie Wat-
s n of the village and Miss Bhmdie Ker
nodle of Ossijie. N. C. Messrs. Pearson,
Siiarr w, Linc(dn, A. L. llearne, Haskins,
Fai,nier, Moore, Holland and Mc(’anley
of the c. liege and Mr. Polhu’d of Ossipe,
On Wednesday and Thursday of next
week Dr. E. T'. Hoenshel of Dayton, Va,.
comes to us to speak two evenings;Vine on
tlie subject “Through Syria and the P'.ast
•Jordan Country,” and Thuj'sday, concern
ing “Iceland.” The two lectures aie stor.-
ies of tra\el by the sjieaker and are in
tensely interesting as well as highly in
structive. Dr. H ienshel has had wide ex-
j.eri]ice as a lecturei- and traveler, and
comi^ highly recommended both by his ap-
ous press comments. Coming as he does
nnler the auspices of the general athletic
association each man in college should
feel a ]iersonal interest in boosting the
Wednesday and Thursd,ay, Februaiy ]■’)
Dr. Snmmerbell, of New Yoik and
Dr. Frank S. Child will also be present
with us, each deliveiing a series of lec
tures during the p:esent month. Sub
jects will be announced later.
THE SUNDAY SERMON.
A spiritual feast was spread before the
audience here at the regular morning ser
vice Sunday. Dr. J. Newman was the
dispenser of the life-giving food, and
douhtless, many felt strengthened as they
pa’’,took of the message he brought.
The Scripture lesson was a selection
from the ninth chapter of Mark and the
speaker used the scenes relating t’o the
Transfiguration as the subject of his dis
Dr. Newman said there were two
scenes given here; one on the mountain,
the othe; in the valley. These represent
scenes that are ccmimon in the life of all
l.eojde. Christ w’ent upon the mountain
to pray and as he prayed his countenance
beciime changed, his raiment become shin
ing, and heavenly vi.sitors conversed with
him. Moses represented the Law and
Elias the Prophets. These were the two
great foices in the Old Testament dispen
sation. Here Christ, Moses, and Elias
talked about the coming trials of Calvary,
and through the benefits derived there
from, Christ was prepared for the suffer
ing at Jerusalem.
The impetuous Peter was so influenced
by the vision he saw that he desired to
make threte tabernacles; one for Christ,
one for Moses, and one for Elias, that
they might remain always in heavenly as-
sociatiins. ISefove this the discij)les had
disputed much when Christ had told them
what was to be his fate and Peter, James,
and Jolin were carried to this [ilace that
they might see a visim of what is beyond
this life. But Christ did not intend that
the disciples should stay ui>ou Mt. Trans-
tiguratiou. The Master could luvve le-
mained here and escaped the agony of
Calvary, but in tlie \alley there was hu
man need and suifering; a sin-cursed
world needed his tender care and the Mas
ter must hasten to minister to that need.
Isaiah saw a visicm of hea\en, but when
the vision ceased he must hasten to the
scenes of earth for service. The Master
left the associations of the Transfigura
tion because he cinild ilo seiTice in the
world. Had Christ chosen through this
means to have escaped CaUary there
would have been no ('hristians today, and
the world would have never known the
saving intlnence of the Christian faith.
Dr. Newman said that there were three
j’arts to the scene on that mountain: the
Fallier and Son, Moses and Elias, and the
conversation conceining salvation. Like
wise the scene in the vfllley is divided into
three parts: the Father and Son in sor-
; tl.f s ii'i/.ed. nnd tin'
faultfinding niultitule. The nine disci
ples left in the valley could not heal the
person brought to them because they were
not ])ie]>ared for such work. No one not
in harmony with divine things can be in
his right mind. A ]ierson must be pre-
]'ai'ed for the work in ^iew before he can
accom|dish anything that, is worth while.
Three classes of men were piesented for
consideration. The first class are those
who go alone with God until they get a
vision and then they return to do service
for needy humanity. Such men and wo
men as these are the ones that save the
church. Who accomplished most after
Pentec'.st? It was Peter, .Tames and .Tolin,
the ones who saw Cliiist transfigured.
Take the work of these three men from
the history of the early church and not
much will be left. So it is that often God
I an not make much out of us because wi:
are not piepaved for such service. The
second class are those who are Christians
but have only a vague, general idea of
what their faith means. They must fail
because they are not piepared. The third
class is the fault-finding multitude. Crat-
icisni has not much value because those
who criticise are usually those who can
not give the service they are criticising.
Following this Dr. Newman made a
strong plea that we know God and culti
vate His presence. Isaiah told the men of
his day to stay on God. Prayer and ser
vice were pointed out as the means of
knowing God. But it is not enough that
we know God alone. These visions are
given that we may go down into the
world of need and suffering and do some
sen-ice that will make some heart hap
pier, some man or woman better, lifting
them to a higher plane of usefulness and
life. We sometimes think that if we
could stay in a good meeting always we
AViuild be bettei, but this is not God’s pur
pose. He is not looking for, such a Chris
tian b’lit is seeking the one who can give
service. It is only the man of vision who
can help his fellowmen and this vision
can be had in no other way but through
cullivating (rod’s presence in our lives.
Go to God. get the vision, then go where
there is service re(|niied and renderi that
ser\i(e as the Spirit may direct,
All men of influence for good in the
world ha\e been men who lived in close
touch with (iod. They leceived the vis
ion then found a wovik to do. Moses would
have remained a tender of sheep had he
not ITeard the voice of (Jod and obeyed
that voice. By obeying the vision Moses
freed his ]ieople from slavery and gave
to the worhl an influence for good that
can never be estimated. Paul saw a vis
ion, obeye,l the call and became a man of
great jiower in establishing the chureh of
(iod. This is tine of all great men. And
we must get a like vision hef(n'e we can
become a power for good, or lend a helping
hand to those around us who so sorely
need the counsel that comes only from the
true and noble heait.
In conclusion Dr. Newman made an ear
nest [ilea that those who had caught a
vision of Go.l during the recent serres of
hi-.i . I,: that vi^i ii
real in their daily lives. The ministerial
association was cited as a means by which
the ministerial students could get a vision
of (jrod and then go out and be men of
power in service. AVe must remember
that God is ours. All liis resources are
at our command. Get God's message and
go out with that power for a life of
aggressive service, ever keeping the life
hid with Christ in God.
E. L. D.
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT FOR SUN
DAY, FEB. 5, 1911.
Class No. 1. Dr. J. U. Newman, Teach
er. Present, 1,S; collection, 20 cents.
Class No. 2. Prof. T. C. Amick, Teach
er. Piesent, 21; collection, 22 cents.
Class No. .3. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, Teach
er. Present, l.S; collection, 70 cents.
Class No. 4. Mrs. R. ,1, Kernodle, Teach
er. Present, l.H; collection, 57 cents.
Class No. 5. Jlr. E. T. Hines, Teacher.
Present, S; collection, 27 cents.
Class No. (i. Mission Study Class. Mr.
R. A. Campbell, Teacher. Present, l.S;
collection, 37 cents.
Class No. 7. Mrs. J. W. Patton, Teacher.
Present, 24; collection, 7 cents.
Class No. .S. Miss Ethel Clements,
Teacher. Present, 1.5; collection, .S cents.
Class No. 0. Mrs. .1. W. Saunders,
Teacher. Present, 14; collection, IG cts.
Class No. 10. Mrs. J. L. Foster, Teach
er. Piesent, 27; collection, 6 cents.
Citizens’ Bible Class. Prof. AV. A. Har
per, Teacher. Present, 21 ; collection, 26
Totals: Scholars, 201. Whole school 206;
J. Sipe Fleming, Sec.