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THE ELON COLLECsF WEEKLY.
VOL. IL New Series. Greensboro, N. C, Wednesday, March I, I9H No. 3
and Elon College, N. C.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
—Miss Josie Priteha'id, of Chapel Hill,
a foi'iiier student lure, is visiting Mrs.
J. M. Saiinders and friends at tlie col
—Messrs. II. A. MoPTitt and Albert
Higf,^bee, of Dnrliam, were here to attend
tlie Clio entertainment Wednesday eve
—Miss K ttie Stephenson, a fo.raer stu
dent, of l.ouisville, Ala., who has just
finished teaching the Morrisville, Nort)i
(^arolina school, is spending a few days
here, the guest of Miss Ethel Clemrnts.
—Mr. \X. S. Winstead, of l.awrence-
ville, Virginia, a former student, spent
Wednesday here with friends. He also
attended the Clio entertainment.
—Mr. Reps Williamson, of Djiveis, Va..
visited his daughter, Mrs. J. 0. Atkinson,
this past week.
—Mr. and Mrs. J. Beale Johnson, Miss
Pfarl Walker, ’09, and Mi.ss Annie Mor
gan Fauc-ette, of Rui'lington, spent Wed
nesday jiight at Prof. Harper’s.
—Miss Blanche Pinchback of Blanche,
si>ent Wednesday and Thursday here with
Miss F.ankie McNeal.
—Miss Annie Lawrence sp:nt Satur
day and Sunday with her sister at Mc-
— In tile Philologian Society Friday eve
ning till' h.-st si)oaker oratnricallv was
Mr. K. A. Truitt. Debate, Query: Re
solved, That the government should abol
ish private proper ty in lands. Won by
the negative. Best speaker on the affir
mative, Mr. ,J. S. Truitt. Best speaker on
the negative, Mr. A. T. Banks.
—Those in the Psiphelian Society who
deserved special mtntion Friday evening
were Miss Louise Whitehurst, a recitation;
Miss Maggie Iseley, an essay; Miss Lucy
Gregorv', vocal solo.
In the Clio Society F'liday evening
Mr. F. H. Anderson was the I^est speaker
oratorically. Debate, Query: Resolved,
That Canadian reciprocity would be ben
eficial to the general intertst of the two
countries. Won by the negative. Best
speaker on the affirmative, Mr. II. B. Law
rence. Best speaker on the negative, Mr.
(}. C. Cobb.
Miss Nellie Sut' Fleming led in the
Y. W. C. A. Sunday afternoon. The uni
versal prayer subject was used.
^ —Mtv Ed. Gregory, of Chapel Hill, spent
Saturday and Sunday here with his sis
ter, Miss Lucy.
-/Mr. Charles Butler, the noted singtr,
came down £;om Greensboro Saturday
morning and sang in the college chapel
to the delight of all. Mr. Butler is as
sisting Kev. L. E. Smith in his revival in
Miss Ruth Hall, of Burlington, spent
from Wednesday till Friday with Miss
Hattie Belle Smith.
Mr. J. f’. West, Jr.. formerly a stu
dent here, now of Washington and Lee
University, visited f.iends 'Wednesday and
—Miss Clare Henley, of Greensboro, is
visiting Miss Hattie Belle Smith.
—Miss Helen Simmons, of Graham,
came up Wednesday evening to attend the
Clio ententainment, returning Thursday
—Mr. Preston Coggins, of Louisville, N.
C., visited at Rev. C. 0. DuRant’s Thurs
day and Friday.
—Di. J. U, Newman preached at Bur
lington Sunday morning and evening for
Dr. Fleming, who was in Dayton, Ohio,
attending the American Christian Conven
—Profs. Hai’])er and Lawrence were
b(ith away Saturday and Sunday in the
interest of tli£ ('ollcge. Prof. Harper at
Ajijile Chapel and P;of. Lawrence at Un
—Rev. J. B. Earp visited his jiarents
at Semora, N. ("., from Tuesday (ill Sun
—Mr. C. C. Fonvill , ’10, was in town
Saturday and Sunday. He is a member
of the Chapel Hill Dramatic Club, that
l>res^nted. Goldsmith's comedy, “She
Sloops to Con(iuer” in the Auditorium
—Mr C. B. Huflhies, of Raleigh, visited
at Rev. L. I. Cox’s Saturday and Snn-
—Mr. and M.s. L. J. Fonvill? and Miss
Mamie Fonville, of Burlington, attended
the play Saturday evening.
—Miss lla Johnson, ’OM, who has been
(eactiin!!' .it Pine .App! -. .Ma„ with Prof
S K. Denton, ’01, passed through here
Sunday morning for her home at LedK'V,
Virginia, having been called there to the
bedside of her fathe;, who was thought
to be dying.
—Dr. J. 0. Atkinson filled the pulpit
yesterd.Ty morning, preaching one of his
usual good sermons.
—I’rof. N. F. Brannock spent Wednes
day at Mebaue with his family and was
kept at home the remainder of the- week
on account of the illness of his children.
FROM THE PULPIT.
A selection from the 4th chapter of
Revelation was used as the Scripture les
son for last Sunday’s sermon. The sub-
j;ct was “God’s second covenant, or the
promise that shall never fail.” This was
Dr. Atkinson’s regular appointment, and
he filled it with pleasure and pofit to all.
When John was in the ‘Spirit” and
permitted !o get a glimpse of heaven, he
saw a rainbow round about the throne
like unto an emerald. We all are famil
iar with the story of why the rainbow was
created. As man gazes upon that wonder
ful manifestation of God’s promise he
knows that a Hood will ne\'er again de
stroy the (a.th. The rainbow represents
in its make-up purity and completion. It
is, as it were, God’s signature to the cov
enant typified that which was to come in
the new. and this was realized in the
birth of Christ.
r>r. Atkinson next discussed the mean
ing of this. He said it meant that when
we reached our henvenly home we would
see two things: Christ and a rainbow.
Whatever is manifested in the world God
has thought out in the heavens. And the
shadows of these things only did God
tiing out for us to see. The rainbow John
saw was ve:y different from the one we
see—it was like an emerald. John saw
a thing that attracted and held the at
tention, he saw the fullness, the purity,
and the alory of God.
In hea^'en is the reality. Here we see
only the shadows of the realities which
fade not awaj’. All of us are aware of our
limitations to reach th> majesty of God.
Here we know men of small intellect,
wlien we get home to glory we shall be
giants and associate with giants: here we
have poor friendshijis, there friendships
fail not; lirre we are misinterpreted; in
heaven we shall know even as we are
known. God did not think man out as
a poor worm of the dust. He saw in man
the- shadow of what 1k' ■\\as to be. Here
we raise our voices in song and fill our
hearts with praise, but this is as nothing
\\ hen comj’-ared to that angel choir we niay
join when earthly limitations are taken
The speaker said that he never saw
f llowmni rise to hi”li art but that he said
in his heart. “God is going to allow me to
enjoy such privileges as those some day.’’
e have not y t caught the fullness of
the desi”-n God has in store for us in the
now covenant. There are great ideas and
‘*i:ati‘US in minds cf h>w estate. Geo.
T’.iho't. who has influc.:c.‘d English lit ra-
pcare. l.as shown I'-nv ilie humble life of
one like A.lam Bede cimld be posess d of
motives as pure and high as those of any
chrrchman in the land. Search, if you
will, the heart-mo'ive of the mo.st lowly
person, and you will find there hop's and
aspirations as high as in any sanctuary
C!od has always written his promise on
the source from whence the destruction
was to come. Hence when He promised
no more to destroy the earth by rain the
promise was stamped upon the cloud, the
a.rpncy through which the rain is sent.
This was true in case of the new covenant.
Christ was sent into the world in an evil
age and among corrujit surroundings. This
last covenant .si'rnifies tliat this earth is
no more to be destroyed by sin than it
is by a second flood. Darwin’s theory
produced much skepticism and seemed to
le sweeping out Ch.istianity, but that
F.iire age that produc d a Darwin gave
to the pulpit a Spurgeon. The same age
that gave- to the forces of skepticism a
Hu.vley gave likewise to the Church a
Moody. Thus it has always been that
wh n the forces of evil were gathering
fast then was seen the promise of God
manifesting a redeeming and a saving in
There are possibilities of rainbows all
about us. Supply the proper conditions
to all pure light and a lainbow will ba
forme-tl. Likewise there is no limitation
to the power and grace Christ can instill
within us if we will only yield to him.
We are foolish if we do not avail our
selves of the piivileges and the promises
of Christ. Do this and we may share the
promise that shall never fail and live
with all the great and good who have
been washed in the' blood vf the Lamb.
“We shall come with joy and gladness,
\\ B shall gather ’nnind the throne;
Face to face with those that love u.s,
e shall know as we are known:
And the song of our redemption
Shall resound thrmjgli endless day.
When the shadows have departed
And the mists have rolled a\\av.”
E. L. D.
THE CLIO ENTERTAINMENT.
On Wedn.'sday, last, at eight o'clock
P. M., the I lio Literary' Society of
Colkge held its annual e.lebration in the
college chapel. Numerous invitations had
been sent out and as a response a largr;
r.ni apj)reciative audience greeted fhosgi
l'artici|iating in the program.
Tho president of the occa.sion, Mr. C. J.
Felton, deliver.d the welcome addre*;
in his usual i asy manner and spoke biief-
ly of the purpose, benefit, etc., of such a
society as that which he represented; al
so the \alue of the p«we>r and ability of
speech. Following the remarks of ths
l>resident, this program was rendered:
llumortuis Quartette—fJeorge W’ashington
Was a F iend of Mine.
Vocal solo—Danny Deever—Damroschj
0. M. Barn s.
Oration—New Nationalism; (!. C. Cobb.
Limricks^. J. A. Dickvy, Jr.
pfil 1 f.n' I II'CTO - '!e1: ' b) Tin.
Ro.sary—Nexin. R. A. Campbell.
Query—Resolved. That woild conditions
demand an increase in our navy of fifty
percent annually, over last ycai’s ap-
pro[)riation for the ii;xt ten years.
Affirmative; ('. W. Rountree, and 0. G.
Negative: F. F. Myrick and W. R. Rober
(Mr. Myrick Iwing taken suddenly ill,
his speech was read by Mr. R. A. Camp
While the judges, M^r. J. A. Long, of
Giahara. Prof. Lindsey, of Graham, and
Hon. C. E. Everett, of Durham, N. C.^
were reaching their decision the quar
tette, composed of Messrs. Walker, Lin
coln, J. S. Campbell and Barnes, 0. M.,
sang “Hoarest Thou?” by Matter.
Mr. J. A. Long in announcing the de
cision of the judges ga\T the victoi-y to
the afjirmative. Doubtless tl-,e contest
would have been closer bad Mr. Myrick
been present to assist bis colleague. At
any rate to Mr. Roberson was awarded
the orator’s medal, he having made the
best appearance from an oratorical stand-
All on fh- program a«(|nitted themselves
creditably and esijecially Mr. Cobb with
his oration, which appears elsewhere in
this issue. Mr. Dickey also pulled off .some
thing new in the shape of Burlesque on
the Elon College Weekly, which proved an
excellent number. The program was en-
tir'ly satisfactory and highly enjoved by
all. It also speaks well for the excel
lent work being done by the society which
^these yo\ing men repiesented and is a
credit to t.he institution of which this
society is ^ part.