Vol.16. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23,1908. No. ii
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
THE SERMON FOR JANUARY
PREACHED "kJY REV. W. A. LAM-BETH.
His Subject Was Progressive The
ology and His Sermon Was
. Rev. W. A. Lambeth preached
the University sermon for January
in Gerrard Hall last Sunday night.
Mr. Lambeth is a very young- man,
having- only recently graduated
from Trinity College. Notwith
standing his. youth, he preached
one of the best sermons of the year.
It was what a college man wanted
to hear. His theme was progres
sive theology. He took his text
from Psalms 144:9. "I will sing a
new song unto the Lord." Mr.
Lambeth said in substance:
A young man said to me the
other day that his brother was go
ing to quit college this year because
he was losing his religion. It was
with him a choice between educa
tion and religion. Is it necessary
to choose between these' alterna
tives? What I have to say tonight
is to that young man.
Forty-four years ago the Moni
tor and Merrimac, the first, iron
clads, fought it out in Hampton
Roads. The other week Admiral
E vans sailed out of Hampton Roads
with sixteen new battleships no
one of which bore a mark of the
Spanish War. This is typical of
advancement in all lines. Advance
ment in theology has been very
marked and lias been characterized
by five things.
In the first place advancement is
not hostile to religion. Conceptions
of astronomy have changed but the
stars have remained fixed. Con
ceptions of geology have made way
for new conceptions, but the earth
is still the same. What astronomy
is to the stars and what geology is
to the earth theology is to religion.
Old theology is making way ior the
new, but religion is ever the same.
Do not be afraid that your reason
is forcing you into new conceptions.
Present day progressive theology
is not only harmless but necessary.
It is necessary because the current
theology is inadequate and inaccur
ate. The present creeds are not
apace with the humanism the
fatherhood of God and the brother
hood of man. The President of
Brown University said: "The
creeds have taken away my Lord
and I know not where they have
Present day progressive theology
is also inevitable for three reasons.
First because the intellectual men
are striving after intellectual peace.
As poets and pai titers they restless
ly strive to satisfy their mental and
spiritual yearnings. Second, great
leaders elsewhere have changed; In
England, Tennyson and Browning
gave melodious expression to pro
gressive theology. Third, thought
centres are championing it. Col
leges and centres of learning are
spreading new ideas and creeds of
These creeds are temporary, yet
they are powerful. They are pow
erful because they are the nearest
present approximation to transcrib
ing the thought and life of Christ.
The creed of the 20th century is
yet to be written. Young men,
now is the time for vou; Write a
creed out of your own experience.
It will be only temporary, but it
will be powerful. To be powerful it
must be incarnated in a man who is
intellectually, courageous, and tol
After all, present day progress
ive theology doesn't save or damn a
man. Old theology doesn't save or
damn a man." His acts, his charac
ter save or damn him. A man is
saved most who loves most the life
of Christ. All that modern pro
gressive theology does is to make
the life of Christ more, completely
capable of realization.
BANQUETS TO MR. SIMMONS
THE SCRUBS AND FRESHMEN DO
At the meeting 'of the Geological
Seminary Tuesday night Prof.
Cobb gave an extremely interesting
lecture on "Causes of Earth
quakes." The lecture was illus
trated by lanteru slides made from
photographs of ground, movements
in the San Francisco disaster and
the great Japan earthquake.
Another Star Course Entertain
ment. The next Star Course attraction
will be the appearance of Russel
H. Con well on Wednesday, Janu
ary 29. Mr. Conwell, who is Pres
ident of Temple College, Phila
delphia, is a brilliant preacher, ora
tor, and author. He has been in
the lecture field forty-four years,
during whicli period he has de
livered here and abroad nearly six
thousand lectures. He was an in
timate associate with Beecher,
Holmes, Emerson, Whittier, Wen
dell Phillips, Douglass, Grant,
Garfield, and other of America's
great men. He is today one of the
most popular speakers in the coun
try, and among the last of the stars
who made the platform brilliant in
the days of Gough and Beecher.
He is pastor of the Baptist Tem
ple, Philadelphia. This great
church has a capacity of over 4,000,
yet so great is the attraction of Mr.
Con well's preaching that admission
is obtained by tickets, and thous
ands are often turned away.
The Star Course committee is
unusually fortunate in securing the
services of Mr. Conwell. The
tickets are on sale at Eubanks's
drug store. '
Pitt County Club.
The students from Pitt County,
eighteen in number, met Friday
night and orginized a county club.
The following officers were elected:
J. H. Coward, president;
Lee Davenport, vice-president.
L. A. Brown, secretary and
The Scrubs Hold Forth Saturday
Night and Freshmen Mon
The "Scrub" Banquet held at
Pickard & Stroud's Cafe Saturday
night was a great success. In ad
dition to the regular members of
the "scrub" squad, Coach Sim
mons and Mr. Jacocks, both of
whom helped to make the "scrubs,"
Football players believe , in
playing the game out, and talk
ing, if at all, after the game is
over. This idea was carried out,
there being no speeches between
courses. The eatables were de
voured in true football fashion, and
while the cigars were being passed
around Captain Jim Hanes, acting
as toast-master, called on several
members of the team for impromptu
Manager Gaddy, Captain-elect
Don McRae, and Grier made short
speeches, and Blalock got in a few
jokes on the side. Jacocks laid
aside the modesty which he usually
shows when called on for a speech
at mass meetings. He told the men
to aspire for positions on the var
sity, and to get in 'raining for next
season by going out for the track
team this spring.
Coach Simmons expressed his re
gret that he is soon to leave the
Hill. He gave a brief review of
the past season, and closed by of
fering his help to all the men who
wished it. Coach Simmons will be
missed by the whole college, but
his loss will be felt most by the
members of the "scrub" football
team. He is the one who has made
a "scrub's" life worth living. Not
only has he drilled the players in
the game of football, but by his
own example he has taught them
the moral lessons of football. He
has shown them that clean play is
the best, and he has helped to stir
up a feeling of good fellowship be
tween the team-mates. With the
deep-felt adieu of Coach Simmons
the banquet was brought to a fit
ting close. , '
and Coach Simmons the best
coach of class teams ever at the
University.the crowd dispersed and
sought their beds quietly and
The Commencement Marshals.
The Junior class has passed
through its annual political fight
over the election of the Commence
ment marshals. The fight this
year was rather lukewarm in com
parison with the contests of the two
years, immediately preceding, and
consequently the services of the
peace-maker will not be needed to
such an extent as heretofore. The
marshals elected were: H. P. Mas
ten, chief; Wade Montgomery, W.
P. Grier, Don MacRae, Joe Parker,
R. M. Wilson, R. D. Eames, subs.
At Pickard's Hotel Monday night
the members of the Freshman foot
ball team held a banquet in honor
of Coach Simmons. Four courses
were served and a good time is
reported by all. Captain John
Tillett acted as toastmaster and
Coach Simmons made the principal
talk, though all present had some
thing to say.
It is said that Oliver's subject
was "To Him That Hath Cheek
Much shall be Given." It is like
wise reported that Matse Jesse
made a speech on "Etiquette for
Freshmen," to which Captain
Tillett responded on "The Value
of the Forward Pass."
After voting 1911 the best ever
Ball Managers Nominated.
The faculty committee elected
last week by the Senior class ap
pointed as the nominating com
mittee: Seniors O. R. Rand, S.
Rae Logan, J. W. Hester, W. C.
Coughenour; Juniors K. D. Bat
tle, F. E. Winslow, F. P. Graham.
This committee met in Professor
Williams's study Tuesday night
and nominated the following men to
stand for election as commencement
ball managers Saturday.
Seniors: B. L. Banks, Jr., R.
H. Chatham, W. C. Coughenour,
G. M. Fountain, J. Q. Jackson, B.
G. Muse, M. Orr, D. Phillips; W.
C. Woodard, W. E. Yelverton.
Juniors: K. D. Battle, Don Gil
liam, J. G. Hanes, R. S. McNeill.
H. L. Perry, C. B. Ruffin.
Of these nominees five from the
Senior and two from the Junior
class are to be elected.
The annual Soph-Junior Debate
will be held in Gerrard Hall on
February 7. The query is "Re
solved, That the United States
Senators should be elected by the
direct vote of the People." The
Phi debaters, Messrs. J. W. Urn
stead, Jr., and L. C. Kerr, will de
fend the affirmative, and the Di
debaters, Messrs. F. P. Graham
and J. W. Freeman, will defend
Scholarship Examinations Held.
Mr. Stuart G. Noble, '07, who
is now teaching at the Horner
Military Institute, arrived Monday,
and together with Mr. O. R. Rand,
stood the examination for the
Rhodes Scholarship, which was
held Tuesday and Wednesday. Im
mediately after the examination the
papers were sent to Oxford, ajd it
will be some time before the suc
cessful candidate will be announced.
The Inter-Society Debaters.
The Commencement debaters
elected Saturday night are: Mes
srs. J. W. umstead, Jr., and Mon
roe Gaddy, Phi; and M. J, Jones
and O. C. Cox. Di,
The Fresh-Soph debaters are:
Messrs. C. R. Wharton, '11, and
A. H. Wolfe, '10. Di; and J. A. Mc
Kay, '11, and J. A. Highsmith,