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Editor. . . . . Harry Hertzler
Assooiate Editor. .Cora Miller
April 16, 1940 A r t is t . • . .V iv ian Burkholder
V o l. I ,
The other day a faculty member made the remark
that a oertain student here at school is always
so dependable. This student has many duties to
perform aside from his lessons, and class work,
yet he oan be depended upon to execute them a ll
fa ith fu lly and w e ll. He is characterised by his
promptness, diligence, constancy, efficien cy ,
and oourtesy. He carries a great deal of responsibility
because the faculty and student-body
know that they can depend on him. That
type of a person is an asset to the school,
ohuroh, and the community. That too is the type
of person God is looking for to carry on His
great work. W ill He find that you and I are
SSome books are to be tasted, others to be
swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and d i gested."
— Francis Bacon
Some students niblle at their lessons, others
hastily scan them without getting much benefit
from them, while others really study them and
make their knowledge a part of themselves.
Brother Lehman in Old Testament History class
gave us the following classification of students
for when the teacher fails to state specifically
the next day’ s assignments
"A ” students study thoroughly the next lesson
and learn a little above requirements.
"B " students learn simply the answers to the
questions and nothing more.
wCn students glance over the next lesson fearing
that there might have been an assignment
"D " students do nothing because the teacher
failed to make a speoific assignment of the next
Which are you, a taster, a swallower, or an aa-similater,
cr do you 3 imply open your intellectual
mouth and expect something to fly into it?
Do we ever stop to think how oourteous the l i brarians
are to us?
As soon as we ask them for something, just like
a dart they are on their fe e t .
Ho. 22 Typist.................... Florence Luts
Advisors. . . .M. T . Braokbill
"O f course," we say, "That is their business."
Yes, it probably i s . But how different their serv-i&
e to us might b e. They could say, "Ju st a minute
and I ' l l be with y o u ." I t does not natter i f they
are correcting papers, reading an exciting book,
concentrating on a lesson, or reading that much-cherished
letter from home. One half second after
we present our problem they are on their feet looking
for the desired book.
Suppose we are at our desk writing our lesson or
in deep thought and we have to walk two feet for an
eraser. Don’ t we simply hate to get up? Doesn't
i t take a lot of effort?
Let us appreciate more our librarian s” "service
with a smile".
— Florenoe Yothers
The sign outside the door of Room E read, "Faoulty
Meeting W it h in ". In s id e , fifteen teachers had interestedly
listened for a while to Miss Kemrer's
review of a professional book. Then Jj^gan the
usual prooedure,— but suddenly, and indeed, right
in the middle of one of Brother Gehman's sentences,
Miss Hartzler, addressing the chairman, interrupted
with "May I please pass some napkins?" ¥vre received
them. Miss Zimmerman was on duty next serving
generous portions of ioe cream and cookies. Some
of us smiled knowingly, others kept wondering what
it was a l l about. F in ally , Brother Brackbill was
called upon to explain, "This is to the honor of a
oertain blonde lady, a former b r illia n t student of
Lancaster High who arrived at E .M .S . on this very
day, April 12, twenty years ago. While we enjoyed
our refreshments the toast continued— a brief review
of our honored Miss Kemrer's contribution to
our school throughout these years. Surprises never
seem quite complete without music, so a faculty
quartet sang words especially penned for the occasion
by Brother Gehman. Many more successful years
to you, Miss Kemrer.
— Mrs. Paul Stauffer
(Tunes A ll through the Might)
Sister Kemrer, you have wrought here
All through the years;
Youths and maidens you have taught here,
In hopes and fears.
Over Greek they’ve pored and pondered;,
Through a ll Gaul explored and wandered,
And in math they’ ve scored or blundered
Through smiles or tears.
And your typers, speed-beseeohing,
Pound through the day.
And in more than routine teaching
You hold your sway:
You are doing work th a t’ a noble
I n young hearts responsive, mobile.
May the Lord reward you double
Now and for aye.
As you serve another twenty
Years in the School
God grant you success a-plenty—
A yielded tool.
May you work at His good pleasure,
Gain for Him peculiar treasure,
Bring Him glory without measure,
A ll through the School.
“ -By E . G . Gehman
Reorganization of the Philopoesian Society
took pl-ace on April 3o • Harry Hertsler was
elected president? Paul Ilunsberger, vice presidents
Virginia Moyers, secretary, and Kathryn
Cline, a r t is t . This society, composed of 13
members, spends many happy hours together in
Rooms E and R, where they meet to read and dis-cuss
the original poetry of its members. There
is an occasional treat when a faculty member is
called in to give a lecture on poetry.
Variation in a class certainly is grand. Tuesday
morning at seven o ’ clock instead of trying
to figure out some brain developing problems in
Algebra I I , Brother Braokbill started the class
by treating us to some delicious Par-t-Pet
crackers. We all enjoyed them very much, but
since one girl d id n ’ t have breakfast I imagine
she was especially glad to relieve that empty
fe e lin g . A hearty "Thank you", to Brother
— Brother Brackbill
Imagine k illin g a person and then patching him
up with a substance that comes from the same
b o ttle ,” said Brother Hostetter.
This wonderful substance is called nitrocellulose.
I n class, Brother Hostetter made some of
i t and showed us soma of its many u ses. When
he bold a piece of nitrated cotton over a flame,
it immediately burned without leaving any ashes.
Since it is so explosive it is used in making
smokeless powder for guns. When nitrated cotton
was partly dissolved in ether and alcohol, and
then pulled into a thin sheet i t became isinglaai
Rayon thread is made by forcing this partly d issolved
mass into very fine threads and then winding
several of these together. When the cotton
was almost dissolved Brother Hostetter passed the
beaker around, so that each student could put on an
application of new akin, whether he needed it or
not! At this stage patent leather is also made by
adding carbon black and spreading i t on a cloth
after which it becomes hard. Nitrocellulose is al-so
used in making photographio film s, lacquers, and
— Margaret Martin
Emily Post has fin a lly arrived in the library in
her ’’Blue Book of Social Usage” . ’’Behave Yours
elf" w ill be of special interest to Freshmen and
Sophomoresi however, the most advanced college
student among Tie w ill find it profitable reading.
I . E . Burkhart and E .L . Weaver are Mermonite
authors of two new bocks recently received, "The
World Goal of Bible Missions" and ’’Spiritual
Lessons from the Literary Masters” respectively.
The library has a concordance of the Septuagint,
the Greek translation of the Old Testaments
"The Mennonite Yearbook and Directory*' gives the
locations of all out mission stations with the
names of a ll the missionaries. You may be surprised
at the large number. IIere3 too, you w ill
find names of all boards and committees with the
members of each. The Mennonite Church is a living
organism through which God has been working. I ’m
glad to belong to I t , arer?fc you?
There is a "Y<ho ’ s Who Among the Kennonites". The
call number is 209W24.
How many of you have looked at the picture of
Menno Simon’ s church at Witmarsum? Do you know
where it hangs?
Talking in an undertone is distracting. The
library is to be quiet alvmys. There is such a
thing as a "lib rary atmosphere” . Every student
can help create and maintain i t .
The daffodils on the desk are a g ift from Mrs,
— Sadie Harts ler
The high school .junior class spent Saturday evening,
April 13, in the home of our class advisor,
He had suggested that each member be ready to
contribute something towards the evening s entertainment.
I f you dould have heard some of our responses, it
would be needless to say the program proved to be
intersly interesting. As an opening our president
Landis feirtin, led us in a number of songs. The
selections that followed were varied in the form
of readings, music, and recitations. After the
program, prizes ware awarded the winners of several
Before leaving we offered a number of voluntary
prayers in appreciation for euch blessingso I ' e
sure eaoh junior will treasure the memory of
this enjoyable time®
On the evening of the 11th Mr0 and Mrs* Jo Ho
Shenk honored their son Dyard at a rec e p tio n
He was recently married to Ruth Herteler,
sister to our editor, Harry Hertzler.
The guests were served with a sumptuous plat©
lunch and then spend some time in singing0
Those present from the student body weres
Evelyn Bruak, Vivian Burkholder, Harry Hertzler,
Corn M ille r, Joseph Stutsman and Naomi Si a ok,a
“ "Naomi Shank
FEATHER RE PORT
In India Mission Study we are glad to know what
I n d ia 's great work is , and how India stands a-mong
other nations in land and religion.
In our Mission Study Glass we are happy to hear
that there are 1 4 ,9 50 souls of the India people
■who are aaved. ^orne of the India Christians are
doing wonderful work for the Lord. Some of them
are doing 3ible work,, some are preachers, and
some are helping missionaries to save the lost
aouls of In d ia ,
Vie are very grateful to Sistar Hartzler for her
interest in the India people end that she wants
us to know what a great work is ahead of us in
our Christian l i f e . Let ue pray for the India
missions and for the lost people of In d ia .
— Kenneth Fisher
Thursday evening Miss Elsie Martin, Miss Harte-le
r , Miss Kara^r, Miss Eshleman, A llen Herr and-
I enjoyed a very pleasant evening at Brother and
Sister H. B« Keener's. After a typical Virginia
meal, the Sisters helped with the dishes while
the men v is it e d .
Old times v'ere discussed by the older members
present. Allen and I listened very attentively
to stories of some of the pranks played by students
in the past. We heard some very interesting
The evening sped by swiftly but as a last re™
quirement we wore asked to play successfully a
game called ’'Hole-in-One*5«
TJe bade them adieu with grateful hearts, wishing
them God's richest blessings.
— Georgs Miller
I, was struck this morning by a miaaile. I had
thrown it myself. I t was a boomerang — a
_3, H - k . - nio
V o l, I -it 2.
VARIABLE ViTNDS * ^
Saturday evening nine students armed with aprons
and. second-best clothes arrived at the home of
Emma i>howalter0 The boys5 were very original in
form, consisting of red or blue bandannas with the
strings borrowed from the boys* bathrobes,. We
were immediately divided into ;roups of two each,
given cards with our instructions and set to work,
for we were to prepare our own mealS For the
next two hours we baked pies and upside-down oake,
roade ioe cream and saladg, prepared steak, gravy,
beans and spaghetti, sliced bread, and made
numerous minor preparations for the meal.
’Then we sat down to eat soma wore heard to remark
rather critically of one dish or another, " I t
looks good, but I haven't tasted i t y e t .1'
As we le ft , we left we took with us pleasant
memories of the unique and much-enjoyed form of
Latest Improvement- New lights in Room E» These
mysterious lights furnish a white, cold light
which is restful to the eye9 , They hax^e a total
of 90 watts and furnish as much light as the former
— Elmer Showalter
"Any plaoe large enough for the Lord to call us
to is large enough for us to give our best in
endeavor, in prayer, in attempts to genre Him
f a i t h f u l l y .”
— E« G. Gehiraa
"Pray until the tears come; work until you sive&tj
and give until it hurts."
— Quoted by Moses Slabaugh
"Both heaven and hell are interested in missionary
Submitted by Mahlon Hess
"Men may live like fools, but fools they cannot
d i e ."
— Robert Pollock quoted by
R .J . Shenk
"There are many good things in this life that we
noed to put in second plaoe, or w© w ill rob our-adSres
s p ir itu a lly ."
— R. J . Shenk
" I n Christ we are riohar than the suooeeaful
financier; we have a higher position thsEa the
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