A p r il 2 3 , 1940
¥ o l. I , Ho. 23
E d it o r . . . . . Harry Her\;zler
Associate E d i t o r . .Cora M ille r
A r t i s t . . . ..Vivian Burkholder
T y p is t . . . . » .Florence Lutz
A d v ia o rs. • . »M. T . Brao kbill
I r v i n Horet
NEW FEATURE OF THE WEATHER VANE
A ll r ig h t , su b sc rib e rs, hare is your chance to
get your questions answered. I f you have a question
that has bean ir r it a t in g your b r a i n , now is
the time to get rid of i t .
Just writ© your question, p la in ly address it
’’ Quiz Bureau” , and drop i t in the TJeather Vane
We hope th is new department w i l l make the Westher
Vane even more in terestin g and p ro fitable to you*
A ll questions signed by the author w i l l be given
due c o n sid e ra tio n . We w i l l do our test to answer
every question so oome on w ith them--get them o ff
your mind and make room for the answer.
"What we w i l l we a r e .'1 Does it s trik e us as
forcsabla as it should that wa can b e , by the
help of God* exaotly whr.t we want to be? Yes,
the above quotation is absolu tely tr u e . We eo-quire
the very character we would have. Since
t h is is true a great r e s p o n s ib ilit y rests upon
each one of u s . Character b u i l d i n g , the greatest
task of a l i f e time, can best be don© in y outh.
The g i r l and the boy of today w i l l be the man
and the woman of tomorrow. How much d e t o m i n a t
i o n , perseverance, and will-power do we have?
The answer i s , —-just what we ourselves are I .
— M ille r
The High School Junior Class sin c erely wishes
to 3how t h e ir appreciation to Brother and S is te r
Gehman fo r the splendid time we had in t h e ir
home on Saturday e vening . The time seemed a l l
— Alta Maust, Dorothy Landis
"JUMPING" CONDITIONS :
Some knewj Those who d id not know, "Jumped"S
Who?? Home Eo . G i r l s .
Why?? The newly in s ta lle d b ell rang.
When?? Tuesday, A p ril 1 6 , 1940
Where?? Home Eo . Lab.
— Mary M« Kurtz
The s t a f f is sorry fo r an error appearing in
the last e d itio n of the Weather V an e. The D r i f t
in tho f i r s t column on page two signed "Brother
B r a o k b ill" should have bean signed "Margaret
M a r t i n ".
I n E n g lis h I I I class one morning we found out
that Thomas Carlyle was born of "pheasant parents'
Aak Clayton Berkey about i t .
— Dorothy Landis
Warning to a l l b ic y c lis ts I Tha Harrisonburg
c it y police have given the following warnings to
s tu d e n t s :
B icy cles should travel on the right hand aide of
the road following the same d ire c tio n as auto-m
o b ila s.
A l l bic y cles ridden at night should be equipped
with l i g h t s .
As the Presiden t of our nation t h r i l l s to de«p-saa
f i s h i n g , so tho President of this in s titu tio n
t h r i l l s to trout f i s h i n g . The season opened
Saturday morning, A p ril 2 0 , whioh proved to be a
r a in y , dismal day . Not daunted in the le a s t.
Brother S t a u ffe r and Brother J . E . Kurtz, who went
with him, arose at 4s00 o ’ clock and by 4 ; 4 5
started out for a day of trout f i s h i n g . Due to
the very poor weather and the high w ate r, b e "
tween them they pulled in only sixteen* T h e y 're
looking forward to better luck next time, for
only once is not enough fo r them.
— Mary M. Kurtz
We wish to oongratiilate A lle n Harr for his
splendid work in Typing I . He has recently at~
t&ined the speed of 50 net words per minute,
the moat aver attain ed by any one this year in
Typing I .
“ “Anna Witmer
During the week end of A p r il 12th~14th the
Gocpel Team made its third to ur. Leaving school
shortly a ft e r lunch on F r id a y , we arrived at
B ro . Roy O t t o 's home in time fo r supper. A program
vres given a t the Springs church in the
evening. We spent Saturday morning v i s it i n g w ith
tho people of that community, going on to Johnstown
in the aftern o o n . Our second program was
given at the Blough Church on Saturday ev e n in g »
A ft e r the program we traveled through snow to
Sc ottdela, a rriv in g there about m idnight. On
Sunday morning we v i s it e d both o the mission
stations during the Sunday Sohoc hour and were
w ith the home congregation d urir , the ohuroh
hour. I n the afternoon a progre i was giv en at
the Maaontcwn ohurch. A fte r eat .ng a de lic io u s
supper in the basement of the o3 irch we traveled
to P in to , Md. where our last pr< 5ram wag given on
Vi/e were thankful for this oppo tunity of meeting
the folk s in these communities, as w e ll as for
the p riv ile g e o f g iv ing a testJ ;ony in aong and
word for our Lord.
— Lester ihank
Brother Gehraan and his boys again went on a Gospel
Tour through Eastern Pennsylvania over the
week en d . They had the usual Gofjpel-team pleasures
of spreading the Word, meeting and making
fr ie n d s , eating good meals, and tea sin g each
other, which o f f s e t the r a i n y , cool weather and
laok of sle e p .
Saturday evening Brother Gehman preaohed a t
Vine Street Missio n in Lancaster and the boys want
to Y . P . B .M . a t East Chestnut S t r e e t . I n Sunday
morning they took part i n the services at Conestoga
Church, Morgantown. Sunday afternoon was
spent at the Bowmanavilie Church and Sunday eve
a t Maple Grove, near Gap.
We v is it e d in the following homes, Audrey H ess,
John L an d is, Silvanua S t o l t z f u s , and Elmer Horst.
The boys arrived on the campus a t 12 sSO Monday
f e e lin g that t h e i r efforts had received God's
b l e s s in g .
— Ir v i n Horst
A word of appreciation to the L a d ie s ' Quartet
that sang above the lib r a r y on Sunday morning.
The so ft strains of "A t the Cross” and " I f I
Could Hear My Mother Pray A g ain " seemed p erfectly
attuned to the peace of the lib r a r y on a
morning of the Lord‘ s Day.
— Stanley Shenk
On Monday morning the College Old Testament
History C l a s s , which is now studying E l i j a h , was
given an intere stin g in sig h t into the character
of this prophet.
Brother Lehman suddenly paused in his d isc u ssio n
and s a i d , "Now take this man E l i j a h . He had the
courage to face the 450 prophets of Baal and then
— he ran from a woman! Jeiaebel soared him—■ '
and he d i d n 't stop rjnn ing u n t il he got to S i n a i I"
— Stanley Shenk
A song that once originated at E .M . S . was carried
to Michigan by a student that attended here years
ago . A fte r c ir c lin g around in Michigan i t f i n a l l y
came back to E .M .S . as a new song, i t was sung by
two g ir ls at the Jun io r So cial held a t Brother EoGa
Gehman's la s t Saturday n i g h t , A p r il 15o This song
is, " I Found a Peanut” 0
Do you lik e cloudy d*tys similar to those we
have bean h tving of late? F rida y , although
ra in y was e bright ona fo r the Chemistry students
A fte r giv.ii 3 an assignment, Brother Ilostetter
announced ih a t since i t was a cloudy day he
could shew us p ic t u r e s . I n our course wo studied
about petroleum, c o a l, and pottery, so these
pictures pertaining to the r e fin in g of petroleum,
mining of bituminous coal and making of pottery
were very in t e r e s t in g .
— Margaret Martin
I n Current History Class we have been receiving
refreshings la t e ly in the form of "pop quisles".
They have r e a lly affe c te d one member so fter as
to inspire her to w rite poetry. —“She w r i t e s :
My teacher s a y s , "W e ‘ 11 have a q u i a .w
My mind grow-:i dim and numb,
1 have forgotten a l l 1 Isarnodj
I fe e l so dreadful dumb.
I s i t and chew my poncil st i l
My b ra in grown f r a t i l e d q u i t e .
I w rite the answers one by one
But only h a lf are r ig h t .
By Leah Kauffman
A member of the class then spoke up and said
the poem, was an untruth because she got a l l the
questions r ig h t .
— Naomi Krady
On the evening of A p r il 2 0 , fiv e walking rook-p
ile s staggered through the portals of the E .M .S .
deposited t h e ir burdens, and preparsd to gc down
to d in n e r . They ware Geology students who were
ju s t returning from a hike to nearly points of
in t e r e s t . The fa c t that they had been tramping
in the rain fo r s ix hours had dampened th e ir
s p ir it s not a b i t .
W ith Brother Hoatetter i n charge, the student
group consisted of D aniel S u te r, Harry H erta le r,
George M i l l e r , Orie G utrell and m y se lf. During
the day we v i s it e d Tide Sp rin g , Green H i l l , The
Travertine Beds, Chimney Rook and F u l k 's Run.
Although the main interest o f the group was in
the c o lle c tio n of specimens, time was found for
such b it s of horseplay such as le a p in g (? ) streams
pushing our oomradea a t inconvenient moments and
wringing out each others clothes *
’Jpon s it t i n g down to d in n e r, we promptly renamed
the crackers and called them sh a le , the
t 'W ad , sandstone ( o o l i t h i c ) , the pea a „ concretion!
the soup conglomerate, the syrup, lava, and the
chocolate cake with white ising;1 chert w ith oal-oite
v e i n s .
Now we are wondering what to do with the rock
p iles in our rooms,
-“ Stanley Shenk
The ironing room g irls have almost fin is h e d the
ironing fo r th is yearo This is a l l that remains
to hit done? 5 0 0 0 h an d k e rc h ie fss 1000 sh irts*
S40 n a p k in s, 360 tablecloths.. 600 p illo w cases,
450 drosses and 1750 miscellaneous a r t i c l e s—
8000 pieces in a ll#
— Emma Showalter
Th© Smithsonian program deserves honorable
mention f o r the entertain in g program which
they arranged* The program, s c o n te st, proved
vary in te r e s tin g * Ea rl Maust won the solo son-t
e s t , Cleo Weaver th© reading c ontest, Edna
Wenger the oratio n, Evelyn Brunk and Miriam
Lehman th© duet c o n test, and V ir g in ia Moyers the
d eb a te . The debate was* resolved that during the
year niS40-41” Berea Cottage should be reserved
fo r the Collage girls?. V ir g i n i a upheld "che
Hegative® We were thoroughly convinced by bar
mariner of debating that ghe was speaking from
conviction* "The Golden Arm" was the reading
•which Clao gave so whole-heartedly# Those who
b elie v e in ghosts were able to hear the ghost
demand, "G i v e ms my golden armI”
-“ Cheater Shank
By request the Armerian Quartet participated in
th® closing program of the Maugansville s o c ia l
singing on Thursday evening. A p r i l 1 8 . The quarte
t was transported to the Maryland v i l l a g e by
Jam©® Shank* Besides the Armerian Quartet.,
four other q u a rt e t s , a t r i o , and a s o l o i s t ,
rendered a e le c t io n s . The crowd m a too large fo r
the u su a l meeting p l a c e , a small union church, so
the young folk s met in the auditorium of the
Maugansvilie consolidated sc h o o l. The A-merian
Quartet received a hearty in v ita t io n to return to
— Paul Martin
S a rlv Saturday morning a group of us l e f t school
to spend the day at Catawba Sanatorium w ith S i s te
r Mary K eener, our former matron.
The group was made up of Mrs* C* K* Lehman,
Misses Dorothy Kemrer, Sadie Hartasler, Betty
Moseman, E l s i e M artin and Naomi Shank*
We arriv ed a t Catawba Shortly before noon and
we had the pleasure of eating dinner w ith S is t e r
Mary in tha d in in g h a ll* Following dinner we
were shown through the large infirmary and several
other b u ildin g s of in t e r e s t .
The remaining part of the afternoon waa spent
in company w ith S is t e r !*ary. She gave us an in-eight
into her work which she e n jo y s . Vie belisv©
that ah® f i l l s a large plaoo among the patients
there e s p e c ia lly in a missionary w a y .
The evening meal was provided by several of the
group w ith the intentio n of eating i t out in th®
open® Because of the rain S i s t e r Mary made
plan® fo r us to enjoy i t by the largu fire p la c e
in the r ec ep tio n room of the N u r s e s » home.
The day was enjoyed by $.11 even though Brother
Cheater In his te a sing manner had told us upon
leaving that i f we had the sense we were born
A - p n \ ■ 2 3 , i 9 V o
Vo / > 3T -2 j$
w ith we w o u ld n 't choose such a rainy day fo r a
t r ip *
“ “ Naomi Shank
O n • Saturday morning three industrious boys ware
Been entering the rooms on third f l o o r . They
were making th© beds that had not been renovated*
They reported a to ta l of 1 8§ b e d s , These young
men were Herbert Leaman, John Thomas, and Rohrer
--George M ille r
JOHN WESLEY’ S RULE
Do a l l th© good you can.
By a l l th© means you can.
I n a l l the ways you can.
I n a l l the pla ces you oan.
At a l l th© time# you can.
To a l l the people you can.
As long ass ever you can.
-“ Ruth Kurt*
" I d e a l s are lik e the stars— we never reach them,
but like the mariners on the s a a , we chart our
course by them."
■— Carl Sohur*
Submitted by Rohrer
’’The time is s h o r t ." I C o r . 7 i 2 3
nThings of tremendous importance clamor to be
don® before we go into e te r n ity and meet God*”
— Moses Slabaugh
"We need encouragement, but now p r a i s e .1'
— J* R . Mumaw
“ The a t tit u d e of some toward our Church ia such
that they loathe ©van her good things? to others,
even th© b it t e r things are sw e e t.”
— J . R . Mumaw
"P ra y e r is not an attempt to wrest from God what
He ia u nw illin g to b e s tow .’*
Quoted by Esther Yothers
’’Expressions of kindneas come na tura lly to th©
man who is kind at h e a r t ."
— Luella Moshier
“Words are mighty, because th©y express the
eoui of man."
— L uella Moshier
"Harsh words, lik e h a ils t o n e s , beat down and
destroy what they would re fresh i f melted into
r a i n d r o p s ."
Quoted by Ruth Snavely
“ Kind words? produo© t h e i r image upon th© s o u l ."
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