April 2 , 1S40
V o l. I , No. 20
The new torn begins—
the last lapse of the
y ear’ s raoe.
— M .T .B .
Editor. ................ Lester Shank
Associate Editor. .Cora Miller
A r t is t . . • .Vivian Burkholder
Typist. . . . . .Florence Luts
Advisors. . . .M. T . Braokbill
Who would dare to aay that some surprises are
not pleasant? We are certain the Easter vacationists
enjoyed the surprise edition of the
Weather Vane when they returned to school. Yes,
the Easter Leftover st a ff did a splendid piece of
work and the regular staff wishes to extend to
them sinoerest thanks and appreciation for the
Spring is here againl Signs of newness of life
are present everywhere. The grass is again
green. The wheat fields are showing signs of
growth. Soon the trees w ill be bursting forth
with a rich fo lia g e . What a glorious time of the
year spring is I
What a beautiful type of the resurrection when
we shall come forth with now and glo rified bodies
like unto hia own glorious body.
Occupants of the dormitories wish to extend
their thanks to the Araerian quartet for their
singing after 1 0 :0 0 o ’ clock on Saturday evening.
Have you noticed the oheary, homey look the
kitchen is wearing lately? I t 's a ll due to the
new window shades and dainty ruffled curtains.
They were a g ift from our short term oook, Mary
-“Nannie and Mary
The third term address w ill be given during the
Special Activities period on Wednesday morning
by Bro. H . A . Brunk.
College Child Study Class
One of our reoent assignments was to observe a
child for an hour and note its actions and words.
We are now having the privilege of listening to
the reports as they are given by the different
members of the class. Some of the outstanding
characteristics of children \iiiich were brought
to our attention were action, imitation, inquisitiveness,
discovery and desire for approval.
I n Music B Class we are busily engaged in the
work of harmonization, with the e ffio ien t help
and guidance of Bro. J . Mark Stauffer. This work
is very interesting, and we a l l enjoy i t . Who
knows but what this class may turn out some of
the best composers of a ll times!
— Virginia Bontrager
On Tuesday afternoon, Bro. Braokbill took the
Physics class on a trip to the "CasacD’1 ice
plant in Harrisonburg. A very obliging gentleman
in the plant explained the method of making
ic e . He also showed ue the various cold storage
departments. After enjoying several apples from
our thoughtful teacher's supply, w© started to
return to sohool but before arriving we were
again treated, this time with ice oream. We had
a very interesting t r ip .
— Elmer Showalter
On Wednesday morning, Maroh 20, twelve of us
young men met in room E for a short season of
prayer to invoke the Lord’ s blessing on our
Gospel tour. The group consisted of an octet—
Mark Stauffer, Moses Slataugh, James Shank,
Simeon Hurst, Earl Mauet, Samuel Eafziger, Aaron
Showalter, Daniel Suter, and four speakers—
Henry Hurst, Paul Martin, Charles Hertzler and
Lester Shank. While we were loading our baggage
a group of students standing nearby sang, rSpeed
We left sohool at 8s30 and arrived at New
Wilmington, Pa. at Mary Emm Zook’ s home just in
time for a delicious and much appreciated supper.
That evening we gave the program, "The Christian^
Confliot11, at the New Wilmington church and the
octet gave six messages in song. After the meeting
a Methodist minister who was present, commended
aome of the young men for the stand they
are taking in wearing the uniform garb.
Thursday evening we gavo the program, ’’The
Supreme Sacrifice” , at the Meadville church
aeveral miles north west of Meadville, Pa. The
octet also sang eight songs.
We le ft Meadville early Good Friday morning and
arrived at North Lima, Ohio in time for dinner
which was served in the basement of the Church.
Friday afternoon wa gave the program, "The
Supreme Sacrifice'1, aooompanied by several songs
from the octet,, after which B ro . Ernest Miller of
Goshen College gave a short massage on, "The Pour
Men Who Bore Crosses". In the evening Dro. Moses
Slabaugh and Bro. Ernest Miller both spoke and
the octet sang six songs.
Saturday afternoon we left for Hudson, Ohio, On
our way we stopped a t Bro. M. C . Lehman's home and
sang for his mother who is sick in bed* She told
us about some of the work her son is doing in
Europe at the present time.
Saturday evening ws gave the program, "The Living
Hope", at the Plain View church near Hudson, Ohio.
Sunday morning we went to the Bethel ohurch south
of Wadsworth, Ohio, for Stmday Sohool, after which
we gave the program, "The Living Hope". On Sunday
afternoon we gave this same program at the Salem
church where Broo Rudy Stauffer ia the minister in
charge. After the program we went to the Cld
Peoples Home a t Marahalville, Ohio, and gave a program
there. One of the girls showed us through
the home. Sunday evening we were at Martin*e
church where Bro. Stanford Mumaw is minister and
gave the program, "The Supreme S a c r ifio a ".
On Monday afternoon the octet sang for a lady in
Wooster who was oelebrating her 88th birthday that
day. Although she was bedfast she was fu l l cf sunshine.
On Monday evening we gave the program, "The
Christian’ s C o n flic t", at the Millers Creek churoh
near Millersburg, Ohio.
Tuesday we came to the Canton mission. In the
afternoon some of u g went with Bro. Hostetter to
sing to several old ladles who were unable to at-tend
In the evening we gave the program, "The Living
Hope", at the Canton Mission, after whloh Bro.
S . J . Miller from Pigeon, Michigan, gave a short
Bro. Miller is conducting a series of revive!
meetings at the Canton Mission at present. After
the meeting we returned to our dear old E .M .S .
Our group was impressed with the attendance at
our meetings, as well as the interest shown in the
messages and the sympathetic attitude toward the
school we represented.
— Simeon Hurst
On Thursday afternoon five young men and Bro.
Gehman left the campus to make history for E .M .S .
They liad the honor of being the fir s t E .M .S .
Gospel team to be sent to the Franoonla Conference
D is tr ic t. The group consisted of Bro. Gehman,
Mahlon Hess, Irvin Horst, James Histand, David
Landis, and Norman Loux.
Programs were given at eight churohes; Fricay
morning at Rockhill} Friday evening at Soudertonj
Saturday evening at Baileyj Sunday morning at
Line Lexington} Sunday afternoon at Dqj0.estowr; j
Sunday evening at Skippack; Monday evening at
Blooming Glenj Tuesday evening at Deep Run.
These are a ll comparatively large churohes and
there was a splendid turnout each time. Wo were
received with wonderful hospitality at each
place. The programs consisted of congregational
singing led by the choristers Histand and Landis
and short talks by Hess, Horst, and Loux followed
by a sermon by Bro. Gehrnan. At several of the
churches Bro. Gehman called on some of the other
students who were present for testimonies. On
Monday evening Bro. Leidy Ilunsicker, a widely-known
ohorister from Blooming Glen, invited the
group to his house for a social which was held
for his Bible Class. Here the group load a
splendid opportunity to contact forty young
The group returned to sohool Wednesday evening.
They a ll fe l t that they received many spiritual
blessings from the trip and are praying that
this may be the opening of a new fie ld for Easten
— Norman Loux
A number of folks from the valley plan to attend
the wedding of Byard Shenk and Ruth Bertzler on
Sunday, April seventh at the Warwick River
Mennonite Churoh in Denbigh, V irgin ia .
Bro. Otis Yoder, '3 7 , from Midland, Michigan,
had oh&rge of chapel oervioe on Monday morning,
April f i r s t . We appreciated his message on
Spring's clarion call forbids den ial. Witness
C. K. Lehman. Reoently he posted the following
notice, " I w ill not be here at 3 :4 5 . My garden
is c a llin g ."
— Stanley Shenk
Thursday evening the Maugansville Churoh was
fille d with home folks to enjoy the regular
social singing held twice a month. However,
there was to be some special music that evening
by the Armerian quartet from E .M .S . The boys
gave splendidly six selections by memory and
how my heart rejoiced that I , too, was an
— Margaret Martin
On Saturday evening a ohorus of 183 members,
ably directed by Bro. C. K . Lehman sang "The
Heavens are T e llin g ", "The Holy C it y ", and the
"H allelujah Chorus". This y ear's group was the
largest of the groups which have rendered this
annual program at E .M .S . An audience of approximately
1000 fill e d the ohapel, room A , and
almost the entire length of the main h a ll.
Sunday afternoon a large crowd again came to
hear a program given by the M en 's, L a d ie s ', and
Mixed Choruses. Much of this program was given
at the time of Short Term and was repeated by
request. Music was also rendered by a mixed
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quartet ana man's octeto
v;o wars glad to welcome & largo number of chorus
members of former years to help in the rendition
of the Holy City program. Without their h9lp we
csuld never have had the success that we d id .
T O ® ADO
The Pennsylvania-German Society presented a program
Friday evening, March 29, whioh was the joyous
climax of a busy week of exams. To those who
understood Pennsylvania Dutch, it was interesting
tut to those who did not understand, i t was much
more interestingi To hear them speak was quite
enough to bring forth the laughter frcsn the wondering
and imagining persons who knew not their
substance of speech.
Several girls who ware seated on the front
benoh in chapel next to an objeci resembling a
camping cot which wee clothed in a white sheet
called for all sorts of guesses as to its sig nificance
in the program. One girl held in her
doors and transoms .>
2o 200 doors large enough to walk through are in
the’ administration building.
— Myers and Stover
1. Main bell rings 36 times in one sohool day^
1» 68 are expecting to graduate thia yea re
1„ Loavos of bread E .M .S* consumes in one week
varies but. at the closest calculation 295 loaves.
2 . E»MoS. consumes weekly 97 pounds of butter.
— Edna Wenger
1 . 55 benches in chapel.
2* 42 trees are around the front campus.
3„ School has 195 metal folding ohairs.
4., Approximately 4 7 5 ,0 0 0 cubic feet are in the
5 . 96 differend courses are running this semester.
6» 37 window panes in one window in the ahapel»
7 . 115 radiators in administration building,
posession a spool of thread and a needle and sseingS. No pictures in Room D«
this, the g i r l s 1 curiousity was aroused and they 9» 13 seniors of last year have returned for this
wondered who was to be the subjaot of the inexper- sohool year.
ienced surgeon. But their imaginative ideas were SUNBEAMS
shattered whan the sheet was removed and a quilting The world of sinners doesn't need advice. I t
frame was uncovered. The very informal converse- needs a Saviour.
tlon among the 6 girla and 4 boys as the girls — Moses Slabaugh
worked untiringly on the quilt must have been quite At oreation God showed Bis power,
interesting judging from the response of laughter. At Sinai He showed His ju s tic e .
I f you are interested in further details about
what they said you might ask one who participated
in the conversation. — Ellen Brunk
On Thursday evening we were glad to weloome among
At Calvary He showed Hia love*.
— Mosea Slabaugh
Habitual ruts of speaking are graves with both
ands knocked out.
us Dr. L i l l i s Shank, recently returned from A fr ic a . We should not wait until we are in hell to gat a
•Ve were again reminded that following the example
of Christ we may through healing of sick bodies be
able •* o apply the healing remedies to sin sick
ANSWERS TO INTELLIGENCE TEST
1.234 students enrolled Dacember 1G, 1939.
2 0 95 students go to Park Schoolo
missionary s p ir it . Us. 16.
— Moaas Slabaugh
The frowns of the world would not so easily d is quiet
us i f we did not so eagerly seek its smiles*
— Menno Brunk
Submitted by Aaron Showalte
He who thinking to ©scape troubles, changeth hi*
placej, w ill find them wherever he goes.
3 . The population of Park View since the census werepride is the parent of disobedience and the con-taken
Sept. 15, 1939 (including only permanent res-tempt of God,
idents) is 390.
4o 187 temporary residentso
5. 22 teachers at E.M#So this year.
6 . 96 mail boxes in hallo
— Lois Weaver
1. About 4500 bricks ware used in the construction
of the observatory,,
1 . ZZQatepa in the school (not counting the fire
escapes and on tha campus)®
2 . 131^ slates in the blaok boards in the achoolo
True obedience bows to God’ s time aa well as His
way and w i l l 0
I t is the curse of impiety not to perceive the
Hand of God in calamitiese
Submitted by Edna Wenger
Ordination doesn’t make an angel out of a man,
but places greater responsibilities upon him and
requires greater faithfulnesso
--Eo Go Gehman
The body is not the man* it is only his housa-
Approximately 4650 bound volumes in the Library®Yet lots of people live a# i f the body ware the
— Ruth Weaver man, thus lowering themaelver to the level of
1 3 2506 window panaa are in KLoiltS. inoluding brutes.
— EoGo Gehman
Submitted by Mahion Hess
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