E d ito ri \
Russell Baer J
Assoc. Editorj /
■v Leah Kauf Araan
^ liste r Brubaker
M o'’ T r~Br a c kb i
j Religious t Emma Histand
Aotivity i Miriam Lohman
X-Hall* Colleen Barton
Casual Comments« Margaret Horst
Soriblerusj Mrs. E . Go Gehman
Astral Societyi Daniel Millar
Avian Sooiaty i Luka Shank
Nature Sooiatyt Harman Ropp
Opam Botty Braokbill, Norman
~-s Kraus, Joseph Baer* Kenneth
_ "H ^ tw o lo , Sara Jana Weaver,
f *"] i8lsle Lehman
; i^uibh Martin Presoman:
"* Japet Weaver Russell Baer
Would you live with 1
tr?J? Then be honest
November 5, 1941 E . Mo S . V o l. I l l No. 8
Dynamitei We aeaooiate dynamite with the
blasting of rooks, at Isaat we do at the present
time. That terrifio blast the other afternoon
furnished inspiration for writing this particular
e d ito r ia l. Previous to that sudden outburst of
power, inspiration had been at a low ebb.
Dynamite is power. We know that by the
changes that »t brings about in the physical features
of the earth’ s surfaoeo Had it not bean
for dynamite, Culebra Cut in Panama Canal would
have been an impossibility.
Now there is a spiritual dynamite— the Gospel
of Jesus C h rist. This Gospel io the power
(dynamite) of God into salvation. The Christian
kncwa it by personal experience. This power
of salvation became Paul’ s ringing testimony
throughout the years of his mission a c t iv it ie s .
Tramp, tramp, trampl The soldiers of
Indian Town Gap were marching from their
immediate quarters to the wide open fie ld
before. The movement of their fe e t , keeping in
step, almost seemed ae perpetual motion as one
viewed it from the road. They, as one may say,
the cream of the nation, were training and carrying
out the commands of our government authorities.
I f these youths wore w illin g to serve our earthly
government to suoh an extent, what io the challenge
for us of the Heavenly Kingdom? Are we
marching forward, and at the same time keeping
in step with God's Word?
Weather Map Lesson 3
The light solid black lines you raoall are
isobars and pass through points of equal barometric
pressure. Just recently dashed linos
have appeared in the northern part of the map.
These are isotherms and pass through points of
equal temperature. However on the present
weather map there w ill be just one isotherm
and that w ill be the one passing through points
having a temperature of just 32 degrees
Fahrenheit, thus separating territory above
and below the freezing point. I t w ill ba
interesting to watch the southward and eastward
d r ift of that line as winter oomes on.
— M« T . Braokbill
Last week Miss Kemrer received an invitation
which \m.B in scroll style and written
in Latin. I t was from the la tin I I I Class
asking her to be present at their special
table on Saturday evening. Saturday evening
cama and they found at their plaices names
gleaned from study this year. Miss Kemrer
provided some Latin conundrums for amusement.
They ware amueing to say the least. I t is
needless to say that ws had a plsasent time.
v it a l to a life of f a i t h .”
Personality and You
You could be a v©z*y useful individual*
That is , at times you could be. useful. You
have reaohed physical adulthood, but s t ill
claim infant ways, Infantilisras handicap
you and distress your roommates and friends.
Of course you are hongat, but then the facts
of that problem in which you find yourself
involved are a b it distorted, because you see
thorn through youx* personal lenses. Perhaps
you have no childish t r a it s . Here in a little
te s t. Can you answer "Now?
1 . Do you love to look at yourself in the
2* Do you Trent things badly and then when
you have them you don’ t want them anymore if
3 . Are you always wishing you ware like
4 . Do you love to say humorous things, especially
when you can get the attention
of the orowd ?
5 . Do you laugh when the joke is on someone
e lse; when it in on you, you pout?
. 6 . Do you like to be begged and coaxed into
7 . Do you do things just because others do
not want you to?
8 . Do you actually work to get out of work?
9 . Do you shed' tears to get what you want?
10. Do you quit working unless you get publicity?
You are happily on the way to maturity
and usefulness i f you soor®
<»“»Ada M. Zimmerman
Really, Mr. Owl
I have noticed that very many are taking
some thought to the seeming impropriety of over-haste
in rising from prayer as i f it were
something from which we should quickly make
our escape. And one time just about everybody
d id , i . e . , take thought. We lingered a mo-ment,
on© of the most respectful moments of
--M. T . B.
Ironing, ironing and s t il l stacks of clothing
to be ironed. " I 'm hungry for loe~-oream,n
said one of the ironing force.
”What time is it? Perhaps we can go to
th© store when we have fin is h e d ,'1 said another.
nWe w ill not fin is h before ten o ’ olook,
said a th ird . When energy was at its lowest ebb,
a strange box appeared in the ironing room®
Thank you, Ralph Ifelin, Earl Zimmerman, Vernon
NlUtfley, Roy Showalter, Herbert Luehrs, and
Benjamin Kraybill. The p6psicles were re~
—* 11 Fa.n . nij e.i Prankhous•. .e.j r.i f 1
1 ■ Teday it seems like spring. Would I rather
it were spring? I f this wars spring then just
a f©w mor.3 months and this school year would be
over. No, I 'm glad it is not spring for I
enjoy this year too much to want it over so
soon. I enjoy every one of my classes. I
don’ t want them to stop ao soon. Astral Cociety
shows good interest. I am eager for i t to go
on. But i f the Pall fjants to play Spring, let
the birds go on twitting, and the leaves keep
clinging and the mild days keep lingering. But
let the year go in low gear, it is so pleasanti
And Spring way forget her engagement in five
months so far as 1 care. The present Kay
stretch to a hundred yearsi ' A hundred years
of Plane Geometry, Physios, College Math*', Oral
ExpressionI! Now, my dear Students, you may
speak. Ah, I hoar you say: '’Would spring were
— M. T . B .
On Sunday evening four girls made their
way across the campus and down to the park woods.
After spreading blankets they were csated to
enjoy those Sunday evening packed lunohos.
Before supper was over the sun had set behind!
the mountains. The sky was beautiful with
etreakfl of red and pink blending with th© blue.
In a -very short time the heavens lost its
color and the moonlight came streaming through
the half-bare limbs of the trees.
"Th© heavens declare the glory of God and
the firmament ahoweth His handiwork.”
The other morning, stretched far along tho'
tops of th© mountains were thin lines of orange
modulating into darker rod I Above was the
crisp blue morning sky, tinted with light d e licate
shades of pink and yellow! Glorious?
Yes, exquisitely glorious] I t took two things
to make possible this beautiful pioture— the
clouds and the su e.* ' Just so with usj our lives
would bo dark and dull without the Son to
shine on our clouds to make them bright and
— Borman Kraus
Everyone may succeed.
— Margaret Horst
Enjoy Kajeetio Singing.
~“ Sai*a L. Rush
Birthday greetings to those who had birthday?/
this past weekIJ
November 5S 1941 ' «3
Camara meet tonight*
-“Mo T . Braokbill
"As Ithers See Us"
The owl has difficulty to read the date of
the Smithsonian Literary Society program-? Per-hapa
it is because the date baa been changed so
Commendations are in order for the marked
improvement of the third floor bu lletin board®
May it remain oo»
Mirrors are very useful« We certainly
wouldn't like to get along without them, b u tJin
church their proper use is hot reflecting j[i|;%t
in someone's fa c e 9 In faot they should not ‘■be,
used here at all® ~
Off the Schedule ' /
Saturday evening found the Oral Expression
students, who had not gone home,, entering Room
M where coats ware lefts At the door *i> the
Art Laboratory they were welcomed by the host
Five conversational leaders usharod them
to five circles of chairs after which we conversed
for awhile® Then the small circles
formed one large circle® Out’ host, Benjamin
Kraybill, oonduoted the activities of the evening
very graciously making everyone fe e l at
ease* lie opened the program by telling us
the story of W is t le r ’ s painting "Mother0" The
program was an interesting one composed of
different types of conversation*
Several folks were quissed about such
things as their home country, their philoso-phy
of l i f e , and a trip to General Conferenceo
Horraan Derstin® attempted to sell red hair
dye to ua and another boy asked his "f a t h e r ,1*
Bro. Braokbill, for the use of his car<> Lois
Bylor applied for a position as a m i d for
Martha Wert. The May sisters gave a conversation
between a pumpkin and a turkey» Norman
Kraus attempted to borrow a dollar from two
boys and succeeded in one ua so »
The refreshments were delicious <> After
they were eaten Mrs.. Braekbill gave us an after-dinner
speech on the subject of her husbandJ
Brother Braokbill talked to ua about "Friendship"
in our devotional periods, Following this the
hostess thanked everyone for the contributione
which made the 9v.tui.ng a success a
Recently in my reading I found a phrase which
reads like thin,, "The idea is to make the moat
of what we have got®” I think most of ua have
found this to be trueo
--Ethel Bo May
When the Holy Spirit antar8 the heart, it
has a tendency to open the lip s, move the
handsp and even affects the pursee
God calls u.» up higher by giving ua more
work tc do0
The more and harder you continue to rub
the metal the brighter it w ill continue to
The bulk of the Christian's work is in the
valley instead of on the mountain topa
Reacue the homeless little outcastsj
among them may be another Mosesu
(continued next week)
Selected by--Luke Shank
The Most Interesting Biographioal
Section Of My Life
~~ Some people like to dwell in the past.,
while some are always anticipating future joys
and being diaappointedo
To me then, is nothing more interesting
or enjoyable than the pr«aent° There have been
very happy occasions in the paat, but there is
more pleasure in living today's joys than reliving
yesterday's. That trip to Massanutten
Caverns was bettor than anything that happened
last year, or five years ago* Last year I
was '’broke" when everyone else went to the
caverns,, Now I am a dignified and respected
Senior0 Last year I was only a Junior, which
is , of course, a desirable position, but not
to be compared with the honor of being a Senior,-,
This fa ll I have many friends, I belong at
school, 1 am wanted thara. last year there was
& welcome for averyone, but I wasn't quite in
the groove, I wouldn't have baen misseds Everything
is better; ths leaves are prettier, the
weather ie nicer, th® moon and stars shine
brighter, and the sun lias even been warmer0
You may live in the past, or forelive the
future, but as for me I ' l l live in the present®
— Alva Tice
A little while before the beginning of
sohool there was a great whirlwind from coast
to coast* It. started in Virginia and went wast
picking up a fragment in California, which
wah Amy Yoder« Continuing north to Oregon it
snatohed up Leah Atchison. Coming east to
Michigan Mildred Turner was caught up and
Beulah Lehman was grabbed from Pennsylvania®
I t ended by setting ua down in the upstairs of
K lin e ’ s house in Park View,
Although we gat under ona another's fe e t s
we are happily living together, enduring one
Bq on the lookout fox* another paper this
week-something now, something diffe re n t.
“ “ Editora
Communion of Books
" I t is chiefly through books that we enjoy
intercourse with superior minda; and these invaluable
means of communication are in the roach
of alio In the best IBooks great men talk to us?
give ua their most precious thoughts, and pour
their souls into ours. God be thanked for booksi
They are the voices of the distant and dead and
make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Books are the true levelero. They give to a l l ,
who w ill fa ith fu lly use them* the society* the
spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of
our raoe. No matter how poor I am; no matter
though the prosperous of my own time w il l not
enter and take tip their abode under my roof; i f
Milton w ill cross my threshold to sing to me of
Paradise, and Shakespeare to open to me the
worlds of imagination and the workings of human
heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical
wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual
companionship, and I may become a
cultivated man though excluded from what is
called the best society in the place where I
l i v e .”
Gleams From Room Ten
One lone star lent its light as I walked
briskly up the campus toward school. Eagerly I
read the announcement on the bu lletin board that
we would meet in the same email prayer groups
as we had during the revivals® After each one
had found a comfortable seat, a ll lights were
outened except a small one which burned inside
a miniature light house on the bureau. In deep,
rich tones our leader told the beautiful story
of the v i s i t of the Man of Galilee to the Bethany
home of Mary and Martha. Martha was eager
to prepare meat for the beloved Guest while
Mary, so enhanced by the presence of her Lord,
forgot earthly things, and drawing her stool up
to His feet she sat as one charmed, drinking in
the gracious words that poured from Hia lip s .
^But His attention ia turned toward the door as
Martha says anxiously, "Lo rd, dost thou not
care that my sister hath left me alone to serve?"
Seizing His opportunity to lead her to also
appreciate the best things of life He says, as
only the Great Teacher could, "Martha, Martha,
thou art careful and troubled about many things?
But one thing ie needful and Mary hath chosen
that good part, whioh shall not be taken away
from h e r ."
"One thing needful"-*-just whet vma it that
was needful in our lives to keep our flame
whioh had been rekindled during the revivals
ever clear and burning brightly? One girl is
aure she needs the Holy S p ir it ’ s presence to
dally add fuel to her flame0 Another determines
to keep hers trimmed of sin and indlfferenoe so
that hers might send forth a b r illia n t glow.
S t ill another suggests communion with her Lord
through the reading of His Word and prayer as
a needful elements Then w® silently slipped to
our knees, and out of a sincere heart asked the
Light of the VJorld to lend us Hie aid in keeping
the byways hero below ever lighted so that groping
strangers seeking Him might be directed in
the right course to the celestial city, His
dwelling place. The b e ll rang, and Blowly and
thoughtfully we arose and left the place whioh
almost seemed sacred for we fe lt that we had
seen the Lord face to face and His Glory
lingered with us.
-“ Grace Dorothy Lehman
The parrot in the Pan-Amorioan Building
would say nothing except " I don’ t like tha t."
Maybe our dress was puzzling to him.
As we entered the Bureau of Interior^ Leah
wisely remarked— "W e ’ re going to sea the fis h
in h e re ." We did see two or throe models of
f is h .
The guide in the F . B . I . kept reminding
us that "we must be stopping right along now
wo have a lot to see y e t ." We were glad for
the reminder and stepped along.
"Ocohi I hate t h i s ," from the girls*
Roy inquired of the oolored lady, "Does every
group moan like that on the elevator?”
Fern could just read and read day and
night without stopping to eat or sleep. She
would be quite busy in the Congressional
" I haven’ t seen any good looking people in
'Washington except the ones we brought along,"
John Horst’ s opinion. I ’m glad I went along.
After looking at the patchwork done on men's
faces, who had lost a lower jaw or a cheek in
a war some of the boys made this timely remarks
"Those pictures should be used on Join the
A m y posters. Many boys would not~l>e-~fooTed. "
— Margaret Horst
Last Wednesday morning before six there
was auch a commotion in the h a ll. The six
o ’ clock b e ll rang. Everything was quiet as a
mouse. The college students went to Washington,
so it shows that H. S . boys don*t make a ll the
Sanotifioation is a life time jobs,
" " " daily experience.
Procrastination ia the th ief of time.
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