THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. I. New Series. Greensboro^ N. C., Wednesday, January 18, t9tt No. 35
and Elon College, N. 0.
Mr. C. T. Rand who was a member of
the Sophomore Class before Christmas,
but has left school iu order to accept a
position with the W. C. Adkins Co., Ral-
eig^li, came up Sunday evening and spent
the night and Monday with friends at
the East Dormitory.
—Prof. Spikard, a member of the fac
ulty of Bingham Military Academy, Me-
bane, N. C., came over Sunday evening to
spend a while with his old school-mate
Mr. K. A. Campbell.
Rev. A. T. Banks led the weekly devo
tional meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Satur
day evening. The service was well at
tended and a helpful session was held.
The ('hristian Endeavor Society Sun
day evening, presented a general discus
sion, of the subject: “Lessons from great
lives,” Abraham was upheld as the cen
tral figure for emulation, and the immor
tal fame of this man of God, was reviewed
with interest and profit. Rev. J. Lee
Johnson was the leader of the discussion,
and Misses Mabel Farmer, Annie Bagwell,
Vesa Gay, Lucy Gregory and Virgie Beale
read the scripture les.sons, reading the
verses alternately, which added much
to the impressiveness of the service.
The Christian Choir composed of Misses
Sallie Mc(’auley, Mabel Farmer, (irace
Killings, Vera (iay, Annie Bagwell, Lucy
Gregory, and Virgie Beale and Messrs. R.
A. Campbell, A. F. Banks, R. L. Walker
and E. T. Hines, assisted by Mrs. J. W.
Patton, organist, furnished music for the
society, which added much to the inter
est of the meeting.
The Rev. Leon E. Smith, a member of
the class ’30, now pastor of Walker ave
nue Christian church, Greensboro, was
here for a short while Tuesday.
Miss Cora Lawrence, of High Point,
who has been visiting her sister at Lil-
ling'ton, stopped here on her return trip, to
spend Saturday and Sunday with her
cousin, Prof. W. P. Lawrence.
It is with much regret that we announce
the illness of Miss Affie Griffin, our Local
News Editor. We anxiously hope for her
a speedy recovery.
Dr. J. U. Newman was the pieacher at
the eleven o’clock service Sunday. His
sermon was practical, logical and received
the attention and approval of the villagers
and students alike.
SENIOR CLASS MEETING.
Class Penants and the matter of class
representatives at commencement.
The Senior class met on the evening of
Jan. 11 to consider the matter of com
It was moved and carried that the de
sign presented by the penant committee
It was decided that the class petition
the faculty to elect representatives for
commencement, Mr. W. L. Wells being
appointed to lay the matter before the
A. Hall, President; Annie Griffin, Sec
Reported by M. F.
THE SUNDAY SERMON.
A very practical sermon delivered in a
masterly way by Dr. J. U. Newman, made
the eleven o’clock service Sunday, an hour
of uplift and instruction.
As a basis for his discourse. Dr. New
man selected the fifteenth chapter of I.
Kings. Asa was upheld as a man of God,
which l;d the speaker to choose as his
subject; “The kind of a man that God
can use. ’ ’
The speaker said in part: The extreme
moments of life are the most critical,
when an individual is in a state of ecstacy:
when he is full of the joy of success and
victorj-, his vanity may eclijise and ob
scure his better judgment. If a man is
to amount to anything he must ba strong
in himself; must have an unimpeachable
character, which is the essence of strength
and must seek to bectmie more like the
image after which model he was made.
If a man would have power, he must
realize that he is the child of God. The
man faithful, is the one that God can use.
A Ilian becomes powerful by being con
nected with the source of power. All who
have been powerful and successful, were
connected with the sources. There is no
limit to man's possibilities when God di
rects his course in life. Asa was a man
that God could, and did use, a i>erfect man,
and submissive to His will. The Master
said to liis disciples, He that would be
greatest among you, let him be servant of
all. God can usex the man who is willing
to render him .service.
The basis of work is the Word of God.
The man who separates himself from God
has separated his life from the great
source of power, which incapacitates his
usefulness to Him. Great reforms have
their source in the Word of God. Mar
tin Luther found an old Latin Bible in
the librarj- one day; he read it, became
impressed and God gave his power to him,
and a great reformation followed. Wy-
cliffe’s translation of the Book gave such
an impetus to people of England that the
world can never forget.
If our work is to be effective, it must
have the approval of God, and must have
the impetus of divine inspiration. One
of the woeful observations of the present
day is lack of knowledge of the scrip
tures among the men in high stations,
yet out of this darkness comes a hope
ful aspect; there is an increasing inter
est in Bible reading, and the people will
again be u.sed of God. The one great
thing which impedes this returning means
of grace is self; if self could be moved,
then God could use us.
Good omens linger in the future; re
forms everywhere are removing the hin
drance. The recent interest in the study
of Sociology has the power of God be
hind it. In tho.se good old days in New
England when the family altar was re
vered and maintained, there were men
of power, poets such as Holmes, Whittier
and Longfellow. Those days have passed
and the altars have fallen. Where are
the poets of New England today?
When Asa came into power, he re-es-
tablished the altars of the past and they
reconsecrated themselves. Just so will
our people receive power when they
place themselves in line to be used.
The man that’s strong is in the right.
Such men are led and kept by the power
of God. Vast crowds linger upon the
words of Moody, Torrry, Chapman and
others, as they W’ould hold a sweet mor
sel upon the tongue; why? They have re
ceived the power of God.
The great men of the world have been
the men that God could use, men of the
Bible, men of faith and men of God.
E. T. H,
Sunday-school Report for Jan. 15, 1911.
Class No. 1. Dr. ,J. U. Newman, Teacher.
Present, 21; collection, 40 cents.
Class No. 2. Prof. T. C. Amick, Teacher.
Piesent, 20; collection, 36 cents.
('lass No. 3. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, Teacher.
Present, 19; collection, 48 cents.
Class No. 4. Mrs. R. J. Kernodle,
Teacher. Present, 17; collection, 32 cents.
(lass No. 5. Teacher-Training. Mr. E.
T. Hines, Teacher. Pre.sent, 5; collection,
Class No. 0. Mission Study Class. Mr.
R. A. Campbell, Teacher. Present, 24;
collection, 63 cents.
Class No. 7. Mrs. J. W. Patton, Teacher.
Present, 25; collection, 9 cents.
(’liiss No. S. \fiss Cleinentv, Te.acher.
Present, 14; collection, 14 cents.
Class No. 9. Mrs. ,J. M. Saunders, Teach
er. i resent, IS; collection, 12 cents.
Class No. 10. Mr. J. L. Foster, Teacher.
Present, 29; collection, 16 cents.
Citizens’ Bible Class. Pi of. W. A. Har
per, Teacher. Present, 23; collection, 40
Totals; Scholars, 208; whole school
221. Collection, $3.27.
J. Sipe Fleming, Sec.
The male members of the student body
met in mass meeting on last Thursday
evening, Mr. J. P. Farmer presiding, and
no little enthusiasm was manifested, both
by the large attendance and by the
speeches made in behalf of a more en
thusiastic athletic spirit.
Coach Hearne made a short, but well
placed, talk nn the importance of Athletics
to all college students; he was followed
on the floor by Mr. A. L. Lincoln who
encouraged the boys to do everjthing to
encourage the boys in their work in base
The meeting adjourned amid much in
terest and feeling.
Democrats vs. Republicans.
Politics assumed a new phase here when
on Friday last, at 3:30 p. m., the boosters
of Tariff for revenue only crossed bats
with the protectionists. As the elephant
outweighs the donkey and is superior in
point of avoirdupois, so the Republicans,
aided by such men as Coach Heai-ne, Pear
sons, Sparrow and others of last year’s
varsity, seemed to have their adversar
ies outclassed. But what the Democrats
lacked in point of fame and reputation
they made up in “ginger” and “pep,”
so after a series of ups and downs, in
nings and “outings” the game resulted in
a score of 4—4 (in favor of the ‘Baalam-
“Rooters” and “Rooteresses” galore
were present and if Pettigrew’s battalion
or Haven's massive artillery had sudden
ly burst forth in ferocious bombardment,
they doubtless would have passed unnotic
ed, so great was the din and roar of voices.
Music, such as the angels (of West Dor
mitory) sing was there to soothe and to
cheer, to comfort and beguile, to give
courage and to enlinen, A vario colored
scene presented itself along the bleachers.
Red sweaters, white sweaters, white hats,
Oxford ca])s etc., greeted the eyes of the
plav ei s.
Poythiess, a new comer on the Hill,
pitched superb ball for the Democrats
and with Dickey (’12) at the receiving
end foimed a battery hard to beat.
“Prosjjerity ” Pearsons was the slab
artist of Hearne’s brigade and, with his
in-shoots, drops, “spittus” etc. uncorked
such a variety of benders that few of
Republicans were able to connect safely.
Wright caught for the big chief.
The game was greatly encouraged by all
and incidentally showed that when the
season formally opens for regTilar base
ball, our athl.tic rivals will find the Mar
oon and girld has a bunch hard to down.
Some one said;
I ’11 give you a dime
If you’ll make me a rhyme
That will burn like lime
For a week at a time—
I want a Pantomime
That will suit Miss Jemime
The very next time
She goes for a climb
On the slippery slime,
Of a foot log.
My heart sinks down when I behold
Those red beans in that big white bowl.
So it was when I first came;
I am a senior, ’tis the same.
So let it be when I am gone—
Red beans, beef, soup and half-cooked
A Hungry Fellow.
To be'gin next Sunday. The Religious or
ganizations making preparation.
A series of evangelistic meetings is to
be protracted from next Sunday’s service.
The religious organizations are preparing
to enter these meetings with the religious
life as fully awake as possible through
prayer and devotion.
Dr. Atkinson will preach at the eleven
o’clock service and will conduct the even
ing service also. At the morning ser
vice the communion of the Lord’s supper
will be administered, and two new dea
cons, W. A. Harper and D. W. Brown,
chosen at the December quarterly con
ference, will be ordained. The revival
meetings will be held each avening through
the week and all are invited to attend.