THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY. VOL. I. New Series. Greensboro^ N. C., Wednesday, January 18, t9tt No. 35 and Elon College, N. 0. LOCAL BRIEFS. 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 mencement representatives. It was moved and carried that the de sign presented by the penant committee be accepted. 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 faculty. A. Hall, President; Annie Griffin, Sec retary. 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, S cents. 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 cents. Totals; Scholars, 208; whole school 221. Collection, $3.27. J. Sipe Fleming, Sec. ATHLETIC ENTHUSIASM. 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 ball. The meeting adjourned amid much in terest and feeling. BASE BALL. 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- ites. ”) “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. BLUFF. 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. Menu. 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 corn. A Hungry Fellow. THE REVIVAL 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.