THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. IL New Series. Greensboro^ N. C.^ Wednesday, March 8, 1911 No. 4
and Elon College, N. C.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
-—Misses Barnes, Bryan and Clements
spent Saturday in Greensboro shopping.
—Mrs. \V. L. Smith spent Saturday and
Sunday visiting Prof. J. I. Foust, her
—In the Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening
Rev. J. F’. Morgan was the kader. Sub
ject, “Obedience to the Heavenly Vis
—Misses Clements. Grace Rollings,
Pearl Tuch, Nellie Heniiiig, Blanche and
Lila Newman, sjient Sunday in Graham
with Miss Helen Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hobby of Raleigh
visited their daughter, Mrs. Mose Atkin
son, from Saturday till Monday.
—Prof. and Mrs. Harpei; s[>ent Thurs
day in Greensboro shopping.
—Mr. L. J. Fonville and Miss Mamie
Fonville of Burlington spent Sunday af
ternoon with Miss Sadie Fonville.
—Miss Bessie McPherson led the Y. W.
C. A. Sunday afternoon. The subject was
“Reverence due to God.”
—Mr. and Mss. R. J. Kemodle went to
Semora, North Carolina, Wednesday to
attend the funeral of Mr. J. M. Scott.
Mrs. Scott was Miss Maude Taylor, ’05.
—Miss Elsie Cook of Burlington is
visiting Miss Nina Joe Clendinen.
—Mr. Ed. Roberts of Durham, a student,
had the misfortune to get his leg broken
■vliile ba^e-bail on tht (iiamona
—In the Philologian Society, Friday
evening the best speaker oratorically was
Mr. M. S. Revell. Debate; Query: Re
solved that the failure to pay open ac
counts should be misdemeanor. Won by
the affirmative. Best speaker on the af
firmative Mr. J. Lee Johnson. Best speak
er on the negative, Mr. E. T. Hints.
—The best speaker in the Clio Society
Fiiday evening was Mr. W. T. Powell.
Query of the debate, Resolved that China
is destined to become the commercial mis
tress of the world. Won by the negative.
Best speaker on the affirmative Mr. C.
J. Felton. Best speaker on the negative
Mr. J. A. Dickey.
—Thos^ who deserved special mention
in Psiphelian Society Friday evening were
Mjiss Maibelle Prifchette an original story.
Miss Lillian .Johnson a recitation. Miss
Mabel Faimer an essay.
—Mr. Roberts of Durham came up Sun
day, to be with his ferother since- he was
—Mr. B. L. Walker visited in Graham
—Mr. W. R. Roberson led in the Chris
tian Endeavor Society Sunday evening,
subject “Aid for the tempted.” It was
a real good spiritual meeting.
—Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Childs from Fair
field, Conn., are expected here Thursday.
Dr. Childs is going to deliver a course of
lectures in the Chapel.
—Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Mose
Atkinson, Mrs. Jont-s, Mis. J. W. Patton,
and Mrs. Moffitt went to Greensboro Wed
nesday evening to hear Mr. Chas. Butler
—Prof. B. B. Daughty, president of the
Appalachian Training School, of Boone,
was a pleasant visitor her« the first of the
FROM THE PULPIT.
Dr. J. U. Newman preached at the
eleven o’clock service here Sunday. No
comment on the seimon is necessary. A
selection was used from the book of
Jonah as tlie less(m of the morning. “How
God deals with a man that is unwilling
to work” was the central theme.
(iod speaks to every man and bids him
do a definite work. So often, as in the
ease of Jonah, man tries to gt-t away
from God and escape the work assigned
him by the ruler of the universe. In the
time of Jonah every nation had its own
god or gods. They thought these gods
dwelled only in their own land. Hence,
Jonah thought that he could escape God
by getting out of his own country. Every
one is familiar with the story of Jonah’s
attempted flight and the means God used
to kee]) him from shirking the task he
had been commatukI to do. In this aw
ful condition, driven to turn his thought.s
to God by reason of his affliction, he
poured out his soul in prayer. Then God
delivered him and sent him to do the same
■work that the former command bade him
do. .Tonah obeyed this last command, not
on account of his willingness to be an
agent in the salvation of Nineveb, bnt
because he feared the wrath of God.
It often happens that God uses an un
willing worker to advance his cause. When
Jonah delivertl the message to the peo
ple of Nineveh they repented of their
evil deeds and GckI had mercy upon them.
This displeased Jonah as he had wished
his preaching to have no effect that he
might see the city destroyed instead of
saved. He went out from the city and
built himself a tent, there to wait and
see what God would do. God did not
forsake the prophet but prot-e-cted him as
he dwelled there without the city. The
I'^ason Jonah was displeased was because
he wished God to conform to his own no
tion of how things should be done. The
same thing is often true of people today.
They are willing to do service so long as
they can cairy out their own plans, but
when God directs them to do a work con
trary to their own selfish ideas they be
come displeased. All this spirit is but
a reaping of the harvest of selfishness,
littleness, and bigotry which the individ
ual has sown in his own heart.
Jonah i-epresents Israel. God had chos
en this people to carry the light of his
love to all people. Israel was unwilling
to carry out her mission and to give to
the world the benefit of the ten command
ments. Israel presumed to gather unto
her.self all these nuggets of truth, not
realizing that only by sharing them with
others could she make them a greater
blessing to herself. Thus it was that
Israel became narrow', selfish—a pool of
spiritual stagnation in which form of
wo:ship supplanted the spiritual. The
same is true in the life of every person.
No one can attempt to appropriate the
blessings of a Chri.stian life to selfish ends
without losing the very blessings them
selves. Because of this the people of
Israel sufl^ered many hardships and wei'e
finally carried into captivity. Then, in
their distress they cried unto God and he
heard and delivered them; but when they
iieturned from bondage they remembered
not that they were to be the light of the
world and become more narrow in conduct
than ever, doing everything for their own
selfish ends. Israel continued in this
course until God allowed the nation to
be destroyed. Today the Jews are scat-
tered throughout the earth. They are
out of ha;mony with the plan of salva
tion and not in sympatliy with the church
of Christ. What an awful example of
the failure to share God-given blessings
Jonah was a gi'eat preacher to his own
j)eople. He lived in a prosperous age and
helped carry on many reforms in his own
nation. But when God called him to do
something for a people not his own he be
came dispi ased and sought to escape the
duty by flight. So often this is true in our
own lives. We aie bound up in self—nar
row, conceited, and unsympathetic. Could
we but realize that the highest joy is in
serving others, not in living solely for
self, it would bring into our lives a hap
piness which would surpass any we have
yet dreamed of.
Tl)(Tf^ are sotnr- pro'*t’cal >ns we may
get from this story of Jonah. As Jonah
represents Israel, in like manner his life
may represent you and me. The same
voice of God lives on. We often think
such things apply only to the preacher and
the church member. There is no man who
is not spoken to. All have a mission.
The question is: Will we heed the call and
cheerfully do the work that is given us
Jonah brought trouble not only to him
self but to others about him, and so may
we by failing to do our duty. We are
called to be noble and useful, and we
should throw away the things that deaden
us in body, mind, arrd soul. We are often
asleep in our own littleiiess, as it were,
dead to a sense of duty.
As in the case of Jonah, suffering comes
to all unwilling workmen. God does not
like to drive us, but through his mercy he
is sometimes forced to. God intends for
us to get some pleasure oirt of life’s work.
Why shorrld our work be a drudgery ? It
will not be if we are in harmony with
the divine plan. Often we stop and build
a tent for “self,” becoming displeased
with God and his mercy. If we tarry in
this tent of “self,” like Jonah we shall
despair. The question is not what we
have done, but: What does God require
SUNDAY-SCHOOL REPORT FOR
MARCH 5, 1911.
Class No. 1. Dr. J. U. Newman, Teacher.
Present. 14; collection, 23 cents.
Class No. 2. Prof. T. C. Amick, Teacher.
Present, 16; collection, 27 cents.
Class No. 3. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, Teacher.
Present, 17; collection, 43 cents.
Class No. 4. Mrs. R. J. Kernodle, Teach
er. Present, 14; collection, 41 cents.
Class No. 5. Mr. E. T. Hines, Teacher.
Present, 6; collection, 12 cents.
Class No. 6. Mr. R. A. Campbell, Teach
er. Present, 18; collection, 25 cents.
Class No. 7. Mrs. J. M. Patton, Teach
er. Present, 20; collection, 12 cents.
Class No. 8. Miss Ethel Clements, Teach-
cr. Present, 13; collection, 12 cents.
Class No. 0. Mrs . J. M. Saunders,
Teacher. Pre.sent, IS; collection, 10 cents.
Class No. 10. Mrs. J. L. Foster-, Teacher.
Present, 28; collection, 11 cents.
Citizens’ Bible Class. Prof. W. A. Har-
l>er. Teacher. Present, 18; collection, 25
Totals: Scholais, 188. Visitors, 2. Whole
School, 200. Collection, $2.41.
PUPILS OF EXPRESSION.
The students and college community
sperrt a delightful hour, Thursday even-
irrg March 2. in the college auditorium,
with Miss Clement’s class in Expressiorr.
The program was made up of aptly se
lected monologues, recitations and charac
ter sketches. Each pupil showed apt
ness and training for the parts they took
in the recital. If applause is an expres
sion of enjoyment, the class should feel
glad because of their gifts and training
in the department they represent.
The program follows:
An Early Call on Mr. Beari— Paine
.'iisei ]\Iary Foster
Seein’Things— Eugene Field
Miss Blondie Kernodle
The Knight and The Page— Howe
Miss Viola Frazier
A Moi-ning Ride— Bitney
Miss Sudie Lyerly
“Finished Education”— Selected
Mr. B. J. Earp
Before The Milliner’s Mirror— Bitney
Miss Lillian Johnson
Across the Fields to Anne—
Miss Maggie Isley
Piller Fights— Ellsworth
Miss Bessie McPherson
THE BAND ELECTS OFFICERS.
At the regular business meeting of the
College Band a few days since, the fol
lowing were ek'Cted officers.
President, M. W. McPherson, Secretary,
E. L. Doughtrey, Treasurer, J. S. Lincoln,
Assistant director, W. N. Huff. R. A.
Campbell remains director.
The band now has the largest regular
membership since its organization and
may be depended on foii some lively and
patriotic tunes at our ball games and oth
er gatherings during the copiipg spring.
TENNIS LOOKING UP.
P.V no means all the enthusiasm along
athletic lines is confined to base-ball. A
number of me-n are taking advantage of
the spring-weather to initiate their duck
garbs and to get their cuts and curves
under control. Manager Lincoln has this
phase of our life well under way and
the greatest difficulty at present seems
to be a lack of courts. Can’t we have a
few more, somehow ? This is a sport that
can be indulged in by both branches of
a co-ed school and as long as this is true
it will have its friends.