THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. I. New Series. GreensborO; N. C., Wednesday, January 25, 1911 No. 36
and Elon College, N. 0.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
—Miss Susie Hitch of Norfolk, Va.,
spent last Thursday and Friday here vis
iting her nnple, Rev. J. W. Wellous.
—Dr. Moffit left Saturday for Youngs-
ville, in interest of the college.
—Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hobby who have
recently moved near hei-e from Raleigh,
spent Sunday with Prof. and Mrs. Har
—Dr, J. 0. Atkinson filled the pulpit
at the eleven o’clock service Sunday. He
gave «ne of liis usual able and inspiring
sermons. Just before the sermon Prof.
W. A. Harpei’ was ordained deacon of
the cliurch. Afterwards the laird's Sup
per was administered.
—In the Y. M. 0. A. Hall Saturday
evening Mr. H. S. .Tohnson, traveling col
lege secretary of the associations of North
and South Carolina, addressed the young
men. There was a good attendance and
a splendid meeting.
—Tlie many friends of Mr. AV. S. Tate
regret to hear of his severe illness with
pneumonia. It is hojied he will soon be
—Mr. A. L. Lincoln visited Mr. IL A.
Molfitt in Durham Saturday and Sunday.
He returned by way of Oraham.
—Mr. S. (r. \Velll)orn of (ireensboro w'as
a visitor here Sunday.
—Miss Annie Watson is acting as libra
rian, Miss Tate being at InmiP on ac-
■•oi'nt of tlio illt'PKs nf her father.
— Miss Selina Sh(Hik, student, was call
ed home Thursday on account of the
death of her sister.
—Mr. Felix Smith of Charlotte visit
ed his cousins here Sunday, the Misses
—Those who deserved special mention
in the Psiphelian Society Friday evening
were Miss Maibelle Pritcliette Piano Solo,
Miss lillian Johnson, an essay, Miss Ma
bel Farmer vocal solo.
—In the Philologian Society Friday
evening Mr. J. J. Kellum was the best
speaker oratorically. Debate; Query:
Resolved that the world would be econ
omically better if all nations were con
solidated under one Oovernmt'nt. Won
by the negative. Best speaker on the
affirmative J. S. Truitt. Best speaker
on the negative A. T. Banks.
—Rev. Me I). Howsare, pastor Chris
tian Memorial Temjile in Norfolk, Va.,
is expected Monday to assist Dr. Atkin
son in a series of meetings which began
—Miss Sadie Fonville was the leader
of the Y. W. C. A. Sunday afternoon.
While there was only a small crowd of
girls out, on account of the rain, yet there
was a real insjnring service, based on
—Miss Bilyion of Greensboro was a vis
itor here one day last week.
—Mrs. AV. R. Hobby and two children
of Raleigh are visiting her sister, Mrs.
—In the Clio Society Friday evening
the best speaker oratorically was Mr.
C. J. Felton. Debate; Query; Resolved
that the Canal Zone should be fortified.
W’on by the negative. Best speaker on
the affirmative Mr. J. S. Lincoln. Best
speaker on the negative Mr. R. L. AVal-
—In the Christian Endeavor prayer-
meeting Sunday evening. Dr. J. 0. Atkin
son conducted the service. The meeting
was indeed an interesting one and bene-
ticial to all present.
I’rof. W. A. Flick of the Burlington
High School spent Sunday here visiting
THE SUNDAY SERMON.
Those who attended the eleven o’cU)ck
service Sunday enjoyed a rare privilege
indesd. Dr. J. O. Atkinson was the speak
er of the morning. This was Dr. Atkin
son’s regular a[)pointment, and in accord
ance with his custom he had a message
for all wlio would liear.
Tlie speaker used as his subject: “Hea
venly Keoogiiition,” basing his discourse
on the Scripture as found in St. John's
(iospel, 2(): l(i. The subject was analyzed
as meaning the power of the individual
to recognize heavenly and divine things.
Tiii-e? kinds of education, training, or
sensitiveness were placed before the audi
ence for their consideration, viz: physi
cal. mental and spiritual.
The jihysical sentitiveness of man was
likened to the surve>or's needle that is
easily acted upon b\ .xternal things. It
is possible for a person to be so inflenced
by tliines of a ;physi • il iinture onlv that
all things else are placed in the back
The individual is mentally sensitive
when tlie mind is given nj) entirely to men
tal achievements. The mind may become
so well trained along this line that a slight
error in speech will have the same effect
on the cultivated ear as the false note
does u]>on the musician. Thomas A. Edi
son was cited as having doubted the sal
vation of the immiorlal soul. The speaker
said that some people thought this oi)in-
ion one of weight because Mr. Edison was
a man of great intellectual power. Then
giving his own opinion of this matter, he
said: “To me this testimony has the min
imum influence. I had rather take the
testimony of an old, saintly person. ' Were
such a ]ierson to say to me that he doubted
the mystery of the soul’s salvation I
should perhajis yield an attentive year. But
Thomas A. Edison through yielding to
mental sen.sitiveness has deadened the sane
sense of Divine things.”
Following this the speaker explained in
impressive language how it was ]x>ssible
for an individual to combine the pliv’si-
cal and mental until the sjaritual would
be lost sight of entirely. Dr. Atkinsons
said that he thought all would agree that
there is a sjnritnal sensitiveness. With
this in mind he took us on an imaginary
journey to the tomb of Christ. Rumor
had raised it about that He was not there
but had arisen, or had, perhaj^s, been sto
len away. Then came his followers to
investigate. John, the most loved of all,
stood at the entrance, the inpetuous Peter
rushed with unhallowed feet into the tomb,
but the Master was not seen by them. Ma
ry stood without weeping, but through her
tears shone the eyes of a deeply spiritual
being and she saw what John and Peter
could not see. Where was the Son of God
when Peter and John looked into the
tomb? As they left that tomb they
thought there was nothing there but the
eni[)ty space where once had lain the body
of their Master.
The discourse continued asserting that
there are a host of things which are dead
to thos- who are trained only in the phy
sical and mental. Hence, it happens that
divine service seems long, the prayer te
dious, and timely warning's from the pul
pit become of no avail. We are anxious
lo leave the sanctuary, and hastening away
we say: “There is nothing there.”
('including. Dr. Atkinson imjiressed up
on his hearers the fact that it was the priv
ilege of all to live in such a state of spirit
ual appreciation that things Divine could
be seen, and the approach of God recog
nized. God ajiproaches everv’ one, and we
must not blame Him but ourselves, if we
see Him not. AVe must be ready to ap
propriate God when He comes. So, often
when the choir sings and we hear the mel
ody of sime soul-stirring soul, we just
know God a]>proacbes.. When we gaze
on the beauty of God in the universe and
our hearts are entranced by the grandeur
of the scene, we just know He is near.
Then, considering that God approaches and
that we have the power to appropriate
Him il becomes our dntv lo live ahvnvs
in His piesence.
E. L. D.
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT FOR SUN
DAY, JAN. 22, 1911.
Class No. 1. Dr. .T. U. Newman, teacher.
Present, 15; collection, 25 cts.
Class No. 2. Prof. T. C. Amick, teacher,
Present, 16; collection, 27 cts.
Class No. 3. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, teacher.
Present, 14; collection, 10 cts.
Class No. 4. Mrs. K. J. Kernodle, teach
er. Present, 15; collection, 38 cts.
Class No. 5. Teacher-Training. Mr.
E. T. Hines, teacher. Present, 9; collec
tion, IG cts.
Cla.ss No. (). Mission Study. Mr. R.
A. Campbell, teacher. Present, 15; col
lection, 20 cts.
Class No. 7. Intermediate. Mrs. J. W.
Patton, teacher. Present, 20; collection,
Class No. 8. Junior. Miss Ethel Clem
ents, teacher. Present 12; collection, 5 cts.
Class No, 9, Primary. Mrs. ,1. M. Saun
ders, teacher. Present, 18; collection, 8
Class No. 10. Primary. Mrs. J. L. Fos
ter, teacher. Present, 14; collection, 9 cts.
Citizen’s Bible Class. Prof. W. A. Har
per, teacher. Present, 23; collection, 28
Totals: Scholars, 171. Wholt School,
184. Collection, .$1.98.
J. Sipe Fleming, Secretary.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
—Famine and plague are ravaging in
China. At Harbin, in Manchuria, more
than 1,300 have died, and the disease con
tinues to spread. Every day adds 100 or
more cases, and almost all of them are
fatal within fortyeight hours. Tlie Chi-
I'fcse Government, missionary doctors, and
relief societies are doing all they can to
prevent the disease from spreading, and
to bring relief to the suffering.
—The Federal Gn-ernment, for experi
ment has opened forty-eight )M)stal banks
-—one in each State of the L^nion. If the
exi)erimeiit proves succe.ssful (Congress, no
doubt, will provide for its extension to
all our cities. The one in this State is at
—The Bank Guaranty System as oper
ated in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nevada is
constitutional. This is the unanimous de
cision of the Supreme Court of the Uni
—Great Britian is jdanning for great
all-Iiritish Imperial exjiosition to be held
in London, opening June, 1915, in oele- _
bration of the seven hundredth anniver
sary of the Magna ('haita. This will be
strictly British, and no foreign nation will
be invited to participate.
—Bribery again. Senator Stephenson,
of Wisconsin, is charged with securing his
nomination by bribery. IJnlike Senator
Lorimer's case where the Legislature was
bought, Senator Stephenson bribed the
people in the primary election. He ac
knowledged that $107,000 was used to se
cure his nomination.
—The (ierman Emperor has signified
tiis a"i'eptancr of n *‘;uul of *1.25**.000.
jilaced in his hands by Mr. Andrew Carne
gie, the income of which is to be used for
the reward of acts of heroism in saving
human life; and has apjioinfed a com
mission to administer it. As with the
similar endowments previously established
by Mr. Carnegie in the United States,
Great Britian, and France, provision will
be made from the fund for the dependents
of those who lose their lives in heroic ef
fort to save their fellow men, or for the
heroes themselves, if they survive their
The Self-Government Club.
The following were elected by the Self-
Government Club of East Dormitory as
the officers for remainder of the
scholastic term of 1910-11:
A. C. Hall, President; W. L. Anderson,
Vice-President; V. R. Holt, Secretary;
C. J. Felton, Treasurer.
The Board of Governors were elected by
the Faculty from the twelve nominees
made by the ('lub as follows:
J. .7. Ingle, Robert Lincohi, W. H. Flem
ing, R. A. Campbell, Bunn Hearn, and
W. R. Robinson,
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