North Carolina Newspapers

    THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. IL New Series. Greensboro^ N. C.^ Wednesday, April 26, 19H No. tl
and Elon College, N. C.
IiOdALS AND PERSONALS.
-—Dr. Moftitt spent several clays last
■week in Aslieboro, in the interest of the
Colli ffe.
—Miss I’attie Preston spent Saliir'l:
and Siinday at her home at Belew’s
Creek.
—Misses Siidie and Sallie McCauley
spfrnt Saturday night and Sunday in Gib-
sonville at Jlr. B. Davidson’s.
—Miss P’tta Anman, of Searr;Ove. spent
several days the first of the week with
her uncle. Prof. W. P. Lawrence.
—Dr. .T. 0. Atkinson filled the pnl|>it
here Sunday mornin". Ilis sermon was-
good.
—Mr. S. Beam, of Chapel Hill, spent
Friday, April 1st, here.
—Mr. R. .'V. Campbell led in the Chris
tian Kndeavon Sunday eveninfr. Subject,
“Sabbath Benefits.” The meftinsf was
interestiufT and instructive.
—Tliose in tlie Psiphclian Society who
deserved s]>ecial mention Friday evcninp:,
wer^ Miss Annie Baswell, Projiliecy of
Art Class; Miss Terna Garrett, Piano
Solo; Miss Winnie DuKant, Essay.
—Tn the Y. W. C. A. Sunday after
noon. Aflfi“ Cirillin was the hader. Sub
ject: “Ciod's Oift to Man.” Tliere was
a froi'il attendance.
—K,‘v. and Mrs. AY. (r. Clements, of
nr — ; .1 I
their way to North Wilkesboro to att'Tid
the fuii.ral of their 'daus'lit r-in-law. Mrs.
Joe Clements.
—Profs, llarjier. Wicker and Amick at
tended til,' North Carolina Sunday School
A.ssociation in Ilifrh Point tlie 2Sth and
29th.
—Miss fieoriria Connelly, of Dallas,
spent a few days he:e last week with Mrs.
W. F. Lowe.
—Miss Clements refnrned ilonday af
ternoon from North Wilkesboro wliere she
attended the funeral of li r sister-in-law.
—Miss Harris, of Old Trinity, is vis-
itinp lier sister, M s. W. F. I,owe.
—Messrs. Marvin McPherson and Jen-
ninirs r.incoln visited in l!urlinf;^on Sat
urday night.
—Tlie graded school here closed Mon
day. The pupils ent'rtained tlie patrons
witli an interesting programme in (he af-
teriKton.
—^Iess:s. J. S. and A. L. Lincoln en
tered the intercollegiate tennis tourna
ment in Chapel Hill, Thursday and Fri
day, A]iiil 2(llli and 'Jlst.
—In 111!' Clio Society Friday eveninir,
the (|uery, Kesolved, that reformations re-
foi'm, was w(m by (lie alfirmative. Best
speaker on the affirmative, Felton; best
speaker on tlie negative, Dickey. Ora-
torically, Loftin.
THE TOWN NOMINATES A TICKET
FOR THE MAY ELECTION.
Tue.sday evening, April 25. the citi
zens of the town met in a citizens’ con
vention in 1 espouse to a call by Mayor
Lawrence. J. C, McAdams was elected
president of the convention with R. J.
Kernodle secretary.
The question as to increase in the rate
of taxes from 20 cts. to not e.xceeding 30
cts. on the one hundred dollars, and from
60 cts. to not exceeding 00 cts. on the
poll, for the purpose of lighting the streets
of the town, was discussed, and the sen
timent expressed was almost unanimous
in favor of the lights.
Dogs running at large in the town came
in for a round of denunciation so that
the new Board of Aldermen to be elect
ed Tuesday, May 2, are likely to find
strong sentiment in favor of a strict dog
law.
The nominees ^o b, vc "“d on May 2,
wtre named as follows: for JIayor, W. P.
L.iwrence; for Alde:men, W. T. Noah, J.
C. McAdams,, J. Fletcher Somers, 0. B.
Barnes and T. C. Amick; and for Chief
of Police, R. J. Kerinodle. The Conven
tion was attended by a large majority of
tlie citizens, and indicates increased in
terest in town atlairs.
FROM THE PULPIT.
The pulpit was filled Sunday morning
by the regular pastor. Rev. ,J. (). Atkin
son, who in his usual strong and eloquent
manner, jireaclied an excellent seriinon
from Proverlis 29:1S, “Where there is no
vision iieo))l^ ]ie-ish.'' Fnmi tliis text
he derived (he following subject, "The
food of till soul.” and sp'd;:' partly as
I’lllows: “ I lie wonl pensli. is Iranslaicl
in the modern versions to iiuan that all
restraint is removed, and doubtless that
; i a fair translation.
“If I were to undertake to teach all
the text suggests, I would have to teach
all tire modern Psycholngy and Histoiy.
Of course, 1 would not attempt that in
this discourse. The text says that many
things which we possess are not as real
and .tine as the things which we perceive
with the mind. The tiling which is deep
er than the seen is that of which the
seen is the product.
“I need not argue that many of the
tilings which we see and feel are not the
real things. The conception of this col
lege is more real than what we see in the
building and men connected with it.
There is something moie real and abiding
than the classroom, the walls and the
teachers. It is not they, but the con-
ce]ition back of them that influences us.
The things that will go with us, will not
be things'which we have seen or touched.
It will be the vision that we have caught
here. After all the real things that we
have to deal with are not the tangible
things about us, but the visions. 1 have
heard a distinguished speaker say from
this platform, ‘‘When you see Tom ask
ing a boy to walk with him, we do not
expect much from him; but it is when he
goes alone and meditates on the future
that he sees visions that transfo;m him
into a source of power.
The soul must have visions or it will
die. There is no tietter way to put the
soul out of existence than to decide that
the r^al things are what we see.
“The most real and abiding thing we
get, when the organ plays, i.s that which
is from beyond. I can put up with any
book that gives a hero or heroine who
has caught a vision from beyond. It
seems to me that this soul of ouis is
caged and beats violently and rastlessly
and long foi freedom beyond the nar
row confines of its cage.
“Sometimes our soul longs for a day
that it has not seen. I have a longing
for highei things than 1 have everi per
ceived, faces beyond that I have never be
held, fellowshi])s that I have never en-
j"iel.
“If 1 couhl not get a good booL that
wmild gne my soul an outlet, that it
might soar toward the things beyond I
would die. If I could heai no^god music
that would fill my soul with I'apture, I
would die.
“Now I ask myself why people perish
where there is no vision. We see 'that
in lsra(d when they had no men with vis
ions they had war, distress, and destruc
tion.
In the days of Moses, the man who
sjient forty years in dreamings, anu days
in meiKtation on the mountain top, when
this man of visions was with his jieople
he lead them successfully, but when he
was away just a short time and the lea-
d( rship was left to those who saw no
visions but believeil that the real and t.ue
things were the things around them, the
j>ei>ple fell into iiiolatiy. They lost sight
.1- •' , u;.. . II..' ' ! ' , ■ ,
them.
“They hod the realistic men with them,
just as we have them today, who teaidi
that man’s best friend is the dollar. Hell
could not teach a more pernicious doc
trine than that. The salvation of the
jieople dejiends today on those who see
visions of the wonderful power and in
fluence of the one supreme God.
J. Campbell Morgan said: ‘When I get
to heaven I want to find Paul and ask
him what he did with tlio.se high Priest's
letters.’ Paul got the letters to arixst
the men, but saw a vision on the way,
and he decided that for him he would
not be disobedient to the heavenly vision.
Paul, what did you do with those let
ters? Doubtless you threw them on the
riibbisl, heap or you gave them to the
flames. Many things today become as
worthless trash to us wdien we see the real
and tniie vision.
riie Biljle from lid to lid is visionary.
It teaches a useless man that he may be
come useful. It has to do with those
things beyond.
To day while we a:e here the richest,
the )ioorest and even kings will bow be-
tor Him. Yet we are told that that man
was reared in a M-orkshop and without
a home. Rich men worship Him to catch
a vision of what they hojie to be. Poor
men worsliij, Him, foi, He is (o them all
that they C(nil,I wish for. Kings con
ceive the reality of their dreams in Him.
“The aiti.st .sees the life of .Tesus
Christ. The sweetest songs are inspired
I>y the man of Galilee. So, I say, there
is reality in visiuns.
Then further, the only invitation tiiat
comes to ns to restrain ourselves is the
invitation of a vision.
“\ou read the confession of a man who
lias bfc-en brought to self-murder. lie will
tell that life itself has no vision. The
iirodiji'al sou at tirst had no vision, but
when he came to want and misery he dar
ed to look up and see a vision. Unless
he had done that he wouhl have perished.
He tiiou^ht of the luxury and splendor
of his father’s house, but the- minor re-
stjaiuts and inconveniences were oblitera-
tc-d. He da.ed to dream of a day that
would (‘ome. The day will rorae and now
is here M-lien the dead shall hear the
voice of the Son (>f (jod and live.
Our souls may live in joy today, if
they have luard the Son of God. What
a i)rivilejje to lay aside all the thin^
and cares of life to lift our souls to hea
ven ! I get tired of the mean and sorr
did tilings of evnrydaj’ life and long for
the hour »f worj^hij) when my soul ca"
reach out to things l)eyond. Oh, please
'od. unfold tlie veil and let us see be
yond.
‘‘A vision is not a dream, but a star
which illuminates and lures one on, de-
ligliting the soul. If you want to read a
history of restraint, read the history of
our lievolutionary AVar. There we would
see such men as Patrick Heniy and Gko.
ushington dreaming dreams and seeing
visions.
1 want to siiy in conclusion that often
Hi; ' iii>; s('t \isinn • i flio ]-t ,,,,
hnur>. It may lake darkness, and dis-
tnss to fit ouii eyes to see the visions,
“A traveler once talking with a man
who dwelt in an humble cottage near a
niagnificent castle, asked the peasant if
he cnuld .see the splendor of the castle.
He replied that, he, could only see it dur
ing the cold and bleak winter when all
(hat goes to make life happy was chilled
by the wint.y snows. P.ut to see the
castle when all was dark and dreary was
enough to make life happy. When you
and r enjoy health and prosperity, we
may be allured by the mean and sordid
things around us; Init when all turns
against us we may be able to see the,
mansion more clearly.
Only in feeding on the food of the vis
ion docs the soul become full and en
larged. Only as we give place to the
^■ision is the soul made full in the glory
beyond.
J. S. T.
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT FOR
APRIL 23, 1911.
Class No. 1, Dr. J. U. Newman, Teach
er,. Present, IS; collectiim, 2fi cts.
Class No. 2. P:of. T. C. Aimck, Teacher.
Present, IS; collection, 25 cts.
( lass No. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, Teach
er. Present 15; collection, :fO cts.
Class No. 4. Mrs. If. J. Kernodle, Teach
er. Present. 2.3; collecton. 70 cts.
Class No. 5. J\Ir. F. T. Hines, Teacher.
Present, 6; collection, S cts.
Cla.ss No. 0. Jlr. A. Hall, Teacher.
Present, 15; collection, 41 cts.
Class No. 7. Mis. .7. W. Patton, Teach
er. Present, 24; collection, 0 cts.
Class No. 8. Miss Ft he! Clements,
Teacher. Present, 10; collection, 4 cts.
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