The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, September 29, 1915, Image 1
THE GUILFORDIAN VOLUME II ADDRESSES AT CONFERENCE Dr. Poteat. The opening address of the Y. M. C. A. Conference was given Thursday evening, Sept. li.'U-d by Dr. \Y. L. Poteat, of Wake Forest College. 1 >r. Poteat's theme was "Christ's Program of Action.'* From his opening sentence, ''A young man of the first century greets a young man of the twen tieth century," lie held the undi vided attention of the audience. He told how Christ came to heal the broken-hearted 1o preach de liverance to the captives, to give sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. lie said .farther that "Christ is more con cerned with conduct than opinions and that redemption of the world will come about through the changed life of the individual." The following clipping is taken from the Greensboro Daily News: "Dr. Poteat described the meth ods of Christ as being thoroughly democratic. Christ's purpose was to correct the sinning and fore stall the unfortunate members of society. Christ's plan, Dr. Poteat explained, was the renovation of society. This great plan was to be accomplished and realized by the simple process of changing the life of the individual and thereby transforming the entire social group." Dr. Neal L. Anderson. The speaker of Friday evening was Dr. Neal L. Anderson, of \\ inston-Salem. His theme was "The Book." After a brief intro duction, Dr. Anderson spoke of the Bible as it applies directly to students. When speaking of the great conflict between the church and modern science the speaker asked the question: "Can the Ii --ble survive the modern conflicts?" In his answer to this question he brought out the fact that of all books on Philosophy and Ancient History, the Bible is the greatest and most ancient. "It has sur vived the attacks of the past cen turies and will continue to sur vive," he s;iid, "and since this is an age in which mind reigns it should be ;in age in which God reigns." In conclusion Dr. Anderson told what to do with the lible — "know it and read it," he said. "When reading this Book of all books, think of what you read and read intelligently. Above all things, have great passages which (Continued on page three.) GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., SEPTEMBER 29, 1915. Y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE The Young Men's Christian As sociation of North Carolina has just closed its annual conference at Guilford College. It was per haps the most inspiring gathering that ever came together upon our campus. Ninety-five delegates and several visitors and speakers came to spend their time in this conference. For three days we had the pleasure of entertaining a bunch of the finest college fellows in our State. Early last spring Guilford in vited those in charge to bring the conference to Guilford and the in vitation was accepted. Therefore when we came back this fall our whole student body was permea ted with anxiety over the coming conference. Those of us who had attended the meetings elsewhere, and especially those who went to Elon College last fall, were much concerned, for we had had a glimpse of the importance of these gatherings, and also of the way in which other colleges had enter tained the delegates. We realized that we were to have a great priv ilege and also a great responsibil ity. But the little trouble in pre paring the entertainment was too small to be thought of when we considered the great benefits that would fall to us by having such a group of men visit: us. Then, too, the faculty was very generous in aiding us; Ihe Young Women's Christian Association was glad to help; and the people in the com munity offered rooms to the dele gates in a most Christian-like spirit. And let us say now and here that the Guilford College Y. M. C. A. feels deeply indebted to those who have been so kind in helping to make the conference possible. Our time for preparation was not to last long for the time soon arrived. As the time drew nigh several associations sent in their notices. However the lirst real sign of the Conference was the arrival of (he eleven delegates from Wake Forest College, one from Buie's Creek, and one from Rutherford College. These came Thursday afternoon. A little la ter Mr. E. G. Wilson, State Secre tary, arrived accompanied by twenty-seven delegates from Dav idson College. That evening and next day they continued to come until El on College was represent ed by twelve delegates; A. & M., fifteen; Carolina, five; Trinity, flf teen; Trinity Park, two; AYinter ville High School, one; Oak llidge, five; Brevard, one. The conference spirit started at breakfast Friday morning. The college yells and songs made Founders llall dining room, where all dined, ring. At S:-0 Thursday the conference began. Dr. W. 1). Weatherford led in an hour's Bi ble study, using as a text book, "Introducing Men to Christ," written by himself. Of course com ment is not necessary for every one knows what the results were with such leader as we had. The leader in his usual way of clear reasoning explained what it means to be a Christian. He would ask dillicult questions and then help the fellows to answer them. Some of the definitions which he gave will show how able he is as a teacher. He said: kv A Christian is a man whose whole personality goes out in fel lowship with God and man. It is one who through daily association with God and Christ has taught him what to do." Air. Weather ford declared that intellectual as sent was not sufficient to make one a Christian. Many new and pro found truths were brought to us by this earnest Christian worker. After this Air. J. J. King, Gen eral Secretary of the A. & Al. Asso ciation, and Air. T. C. Boushall, General Secretary of the Univer sity Association, made very inter esting addresses on general Y. AI. C. A. work. The afternoon was spent in discussions led by Dr. Weatherford, Alessrs. King and Boushall. In these discussions one's duties and privileges in life were held up in a forceful manner. Again Saturday morning Dr. Weatherford led the Bible study, his subject being, "Questions of Forgiveness and Faith." He de lined faith as ''the intellectual as sent as to the reality of a fact or person and a deliberate surrender to that fact or person." He main tained that God could forgive no one until such a one would re pent, for "God cannot approve one's actions until one makes one's actions conform to the will of God. This makes God and man friends." The leader then pro ceeded to consider what the mean ing of Friendship is. lie said the use of friends is to share ideals. He declared: "The biggest thing that you can do for another man (Continued on fourth page.) NUMBER 2 CAMPUS SOCIAL On Friday afternoon, Sept. 24, from 4 :.*>() to ! o'clock, the mem bers of the V. W. C. A. entertain ed the visiting conference delega tions and the V. M. C. A. cabi net. The campus was decorated with sofa pillows and pennants of the colleges represented. As each vis itor appeared on (lie scene he was given a little grey book entitled Quaker Maids, and assigned the task of securing the names of the girls present, and, incidentally, a word or two from them. As soon as a few names had been exchang ed and visitors began to feel a bit acquainted the members of the social committee served punch from a green bower which had been arranged under a tree with vines and screens. FACULTY MEMBERS ELECTED TO GUI LFORDI AN BOARD. At a recent meeting of the Guilpoudiax board, Prof. \Y. 10. Moore and Prof. J. I>. Woosley were elected to membership. They will enjoy the same privileges (of writing a column cr so each week) and will have the same powers as the student members of the board. These men were gladly welcom ed to our last meeting at which time they kindly consented to serve us in the capacities of cen sor and Alumni editor. Prof. Moore as head of the English de partment will be a very compe tent censor, while Prof. Woosley as secretary of the Alumni Asso ciation is best fitted to keep ns in touch with former Guilfordians. Y. W. C. A. NOTES. At the Thursday evening meet ing this week Mary Ina Sham burger presented very briefly our plan of systematic giving to mis sions. Every member is given the op portunity of making monthly pledges to a fund which contrib utes each year to the support of two foreign missionaircs. This custom was established several years ago because the Association realized the fact that a definite, regular habit of giving is a funda mental lesson which every college girl should learn. The number and amount of the pledges made at litis meeting shows thai our girls understand the significance of the Master's words when he said, "it. is more blessed to give than to receive."