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December 17. 1841 E« Mo S, Vol. H I Ho. 14
It was Christmas eve. Joan sobbing intermittently
was waIking down the street. She was
headed for the Monnonite Relief Station. There
was a reason for those sobs. Bereft of father,
mother, and big brother, she was in reality an
orphan. Even her preoious doll, the one for
whioh. mother had made a new dross as a present,
was buried in tho ruins.
Is it necessary for me to continue this
brief episode in the life of Joan, an inhabitant
of unoooupied Franco? Or perhaps there may be
a Joan in Washington, in Lancaster, and in
Harrisonburg during the next several weeks and
months. May we during this Christmas season
remember the less fortunate ones.
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of
the least of these my brethren, ye have dono
it unto me."
Nature oertainly is wonderful. The glittering,
glassy ooat of ioe on the trees,
fences, telephone and light wires transformed
the somewhat drab autumn landscape into a
sparkling fairyland. Now for some ioe on the
ponds — and maybe we shall have some skatingt
Won't that be funJJ
Before this ■week-end India may have seemed
a very distant land, but Brother Smucker’e
wholehearted messages made us acquainted with
India and its people. India, a land of aiany
religions and millions of people, needs to learn
of tho Saviour of the world. This work needs
our prayers. Remember the great power in prayer
which was shown by the incidents whioh Brother
Smuoker told to us.
Books have been dated due December 22,
was done to prevent a last minute rush on
Deoomber 23. And remember a book due December
22 and kept over the holidays will run up a
The Librarian wishes you some time for
reading during vacation, the kind you speoially
want to do, not something that has been assigned.
— liar ts lor
Now don't be a?raid. I am just going to
ask if you would like to help spread the gospel
by tossing a tract bomb to some wayfarer.
Sheets of paper will be placed on the
bulletin board sometime in the near future. You
who are driving home at Christmas will then
please give us tho desired infcrmation. If someone
is ooming for you, sign for that person.
— Tract Committee
A Christian’s word ia as good as his note.
The students of Old Testament Book Study II
will not bo out .one by proverbial Solomon.
Here are just a few of their many proverbs.
Better Is it to Bay little than to talk
always with nothing to aay.
— Ida Bright
As the new day, fresh from the hand of
God, speaks of purity, so the regenerated heart
reveals the presence of Christ.
— Isabel Oroh
He who tells everything he knows is as a
oloud whloh oamot hold its moisture.
— Elisabeth Keener
He that waiteth upon the Lord when ho go-eth
into chapel, reoeiveth a blessing but he that
whispereth to his neighbor causoth two hungry
— Ada Layman
Heaven is only a step from the penitent
sinner, but millions of miles from the hypocrite.
— David Yoder
THE EXPERIMENT WORKED WELL
A vote of ooiranendation for the spirit of
cooperation, vigor of attack, and results obtained
in the productions—
Have you read it? See the came on the bul-letin
board. It takes ua baok 300 years by recording
interesting happenings of the year 1622.
When students do well, I like to tell them.
So hero it ic, Normal Seniors, "You have done
oommendable work." I know you got a lot of fun
(profitable searching in encyclopedias, library
books, histories, geographies, etc.),out of the
experiment. It worked because you worked it.
— D. W. Lehman
To the person responsible for turning on
the lights at the lower end of the campus on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, the
girls of Shank’s Apartments wish to extend a
hearty "Thank you.” It did help so muoh to
avoid stopping into the many puddles on the
road, as well aa having head-on collisions with
persons coming the opposite direction. If you
knew, most thoughtful one, tho sincere appreciation
of our hearts, we believe they'll be turned
on during some more dark and dreary nights..
— Grace Lehman
"The more necessary we make ourselves to
others tho more will our absenoe be felt."
Selooted by — Luke J. Shank
Aa gold more brilliant from the fire appears,
so friendship brightens by length of
years. — Lucy Martin
The difference between a safe driver and
a dangerous one is good habits.
— Sergent Puller
Tho driver ia the brain of the automobile.
"Wise habits are the servants of men.”
Job of policemen is to educate people to
— Lieutenant Grove
Leah is planning to move to Kansas; a he
thinks that there "in the middle of the desert"
she will be safe from the Japanese.
Crawford, a nominee for president in 1824,
"was superannuated" and "inoapaoitated by a
He was just too old in everyday language.
— Margaret Horiit
HE REAPED W E T HE SCT7ED— Part Five
"Extra 1 EScEraT "Ttoaci ail about the murder 1
Youth slays antagonist and self! ExtraI
ExtraJ" This was the ory of Lycone newsboys
one Monday morning.
A gentlemen stepped up to one of the boys,
saying, "Paper, please." Having received and
paid for It he went on to hio offioe where he
read the account of the startling murder to hie
"Youth slays antagonist and self. Early
this morning a murder ocourred at 'Ray'« Place,’
looal night club with a notorious reputation.
A young oouple, Charles Gilbert and Miss Joyoe
Konkins, entered the joint at 11:30 last night
and bought a number of beers from the proprietor,
"Soon afterwards Tom Punk entered tho night
club and also ordered liquor. Punk had beon a
good friend of Gilbert's but lately had become
antagonistic toward him because the latter was
engaged to Mias Menkins, whose affection Punk
had wanted to win.
"After drinking a few beers Punk walked up
to Gilbert and pointing a revolver at him told
him to stop going with Mlae Menkins. Gilbert
instead of complying, grabbed the gun from his
assailant's hand and sent three shots into
"All this happened before anyone at 'Ray’s
Place’ could halt it. Several man immediately
ran toward Gilbert, but with lightning speed he
sent two bullets into his own heart......
"The coroner announced both men dead....
Gilbert's mother collapsed....Her life is said
to be in danger....Mr* Gilbert appeared deeply
— J. Laster Brubaker
D p o a a b e r 77, 3,9<:1 *>?
Friday night was a eautiful one~r-for
those who were asleap» or those of uu w> > ware
among the few straggling motoriats creepii ;
along West Virginian hif ways it toe othe; rt.se0
The falling rain frose ( i the roads, tree *
fences, telephone wires, and on moving mo or
vehioles, Defrosters failed to keep wind
shields cleared^ Huge semi-trad1era and rucks
stranded on mountain sides were unable tc move
further, northwest of Winchester t iree trucks
skidded off the road along the mouncain side,/
The radiator grille of the new oar of one motorist
became coated with ioe ao completely that
all air circulation was out off® The motor
became overheated so badly that when the radiator
oap 'Jfl&s removed* the motor burst into flame«o
Needless to aay we ware glad to see the
dawn of Saturday morning and we oan appreciate
more fully today’s beautiful sunshine#
“— Paul Peachey
OFF THE SCHEDULE
The icy atmosphere on Friday night did not
freeze the high-keyed spirits of the College
Seniors as they were sura the night had much in
store for them-, To begin with the unique invitations
stated, wShhh 8:15--lli302'1 We did not
know where we were going nor what all m e going
to be done« We were taken to the home of our
claae adviser, Brother John- Mumaw* The home
waa attractively decorated with holly and pine*
It was lighted with candles— all adding to the
myatio atmosphere» Leah Kauffman,, Margaret
Martin, Leroy Zook, and Paul Lauver started the
social by singing, "Jingle Bells,." We heard
Villa, tool Th® Executive Committee had a
business meeting for our benefit in which they
drew up a slate of nominees for olaes officers
sinc-e "All boys must go to camp and the girls
will have to take over the organisation*" We
learned that Margaret Horst and I are too quiet
and baokward to assure them of a good President,
also that Lean Kauffman might be too young and
Inexperienced to b© treasurer,, We surely had
fun pulling taffy after this— eating it, too*
Then came even a greater surprise— The
Mumaws had their entertainment of the class the
same nighto We girls were glad they allowed ua
to help prepare the feast of good things to
work up an appetite after ©ating so much taffy 3
Our stomaohs nearly groaned from eating ao many
sandwiches, salad„ pioklest, ice cream, etc,,, eto0
Before we left Brother Mumaw gave us each a
letter opener for a Christmas gifto
Marnetta Yake thought half the treat wae
not getting Into school until ll*30c Elsie»
Esther, Miriam* the Loux's* and I thought part
of it was helping MrSo Muroaw whsh dishes after
the others leftc Don’t ask us when we arrived
— Carolyn King
I hare a pie oire upstairs * It is auoh a
beautiful picture I've been appreciating it
for over three yc irae Yet I/m not tired of it*
Perhaps one reased that It has never bored me
is that while it is forever changing, It is yet
forever th© same0 I have just been Iboking at
it. Again I have enjoyed its
In the foreground lies the E. K. S» campus*,
Beyond it stretch away the rolling, gray-green
and lavender fields and hills* To the right
lies Harrisonburg in its little pocket. To the
left rise the gentle summits of nearby heights*
This'is beautiful “"-and yet it is not the pictures
Ah, beyond and above the foreground and
at eye-level lies the picture that I love— the
long, crouching profile of Massanutten, in
places gaunt and pinched, in places full and
roundedt> Yes, it is Maasanuttea which fills
Just now it is clad in sober brown0 It
appears dormant^ Almost it seems to be a sleep®
But no, it is vigilant-. It is fairly pulsing
with a hidden, mysterious vitality* It lies
prone but it is not asleep* It is waiting.
Time to it means nothing.
An hour from now it will be many shades
darker than it is now® Did we not know it as
an old friend, we might almost think*that it
was about to spring upon u»0 Yee, it la an
everohanging picture® Tomorrow at early dawn
it will be a sentinel of the coming day, bold
and blue, alert and erect against th© lightening
aky« Next month it may snuggle in a mantle of
rich ermine* Through the mellowing days of
Spring it will become day by day more green and
more blue3 By -midsummer it will be a rioh,
lurTuriouo green and a heavy, regal blue. By
fall it will rim riot in leaping oolors of
carnival hue. And then it will be again the
same brown-blue mountain, soberly quiet, yet
vitally alive, seemingly dormant, yet orouohing
Isn’t Massanutten wonderful? And 1 oan
see it all from my own room* My window frames
auoh a beautiful picture.
STARRYW OODIT OTES
Of all things, there’s Bun sitting in a
robin-s3 nest on the wall Si The leaves are fallen
from the vine that once hid the nest¥ and there
it is as oonfspiououB a# a ahelf in the parlor0
What a mantelpiece Bun would make scrunched
down into the neat as if she were trying to get
as much of her tquirreliy self into it as possible,?
But head and tail and moat of her protrudes
o The little puss, what is she doing up
there? I guasa aha is e self-appointed air-raid
warden on the lookout for, for, fora oh maybe
owl® and hawka and other dive bombers
— Me To Bo
BY THE FIRESIDE
Excuse me, please, I must roll another log
on to the firs. The fire blazes more oheerily
along toward the Christmafe time'* Yea, I was
out gathering evergreens *and holly* Thought
they would give the hearth a holiday flavor.
And, of oourse, a few candles help.
Just a few more days and you will be baok
to your homes again. I joy.with you in the
pleasures you anticipate. And yet while you
are here at S. M. S. you are at home, at least
I, your Alma Mater (foster mother), hope you
feel that way, and I am quite sure you do. I
am trying to make it seem that way as muoh as
possible, and hope with the new oonatruotions
completed I can make it more that way.
One of your brothers came home the other
day. He was homosick. He is now going to
another oohool, but it isn't quite home to him.
My dear ohildrenj there are other eduoational
mothers bigger and farther-reaching in their
curricula, but there ia none who loves you more
truly or works more sincerely and untiringly
for your highest welfare and most thorough
May your Christmas be sweet and the New
Year be twelve months happy.
Goodbye and be good.
"AS ITHERS SEE US”
It is'' about time to change the oalendar in
the library. President Roosevelt did ohange
the date of Thanksgiving, but he didn't move
Christmas back to September.
The owl was awakened by a terrifio noiae- on
Friday night. I ’ll soon have to wear ear muffs
even when I sleep. Just a hint
to the Seniors of the College
A small truth suffices to overthrow a most
carefully built edifice of lies, — Anderson
Discussing slavery pro and oon in American
History olaes, someone with a sudden idee spoke
up, "All men are created equal." He thought it
was a Scripture verse. It's a good argument,
but we would like to know where the reference is
found. We finally agreed that it must be a
phrase from the constitution of the United States.
After reading many essays on the "Ideal
Wife" and "Ideal Husband" in English III,
Mrs. Brackbill asked the class if it thought an
ideal husband could be found. A young lady immediately
answered, nI hope so."
When Margaret Horst was asked to eat a lit
» 4~ tle faster, she replied, "Don't you have to
quit shoveling coal to let it burn?" Maybe some
of us are not giving our coal a chanoe to burn.
— Kenneth' Heatwole
The staff would like to give each of you a
Christmas present on Tuesday morning in the form
of a Weather Vane. This means that material
must be in by Saturday 2t00 p.m. Several brief
Christmas med itations Wil1 be appreciated.
With Christmas well on the way, many are
ohoosing gifts for friends. Often we hear
someone say that they like to give useful gifts.
Sometimes they say that they wish to give something
that the person can keep for a long time.
Then again we hear people say that they would
like to give something difforont.
I have an idea; it isn't net* and the gift
isn't different but it's one that will last
forever. It's one that never grows old} one
that will bring joy and usefulness to our
lives. It meets all the requirements of a perfect
and valuable gift.
This Christmas let us share the gift that
God has given with those to whom, perhaps, we
do not usually give gifts. If we want to experience
a meaningful and wonderful holiday season—
a season of speoial service to our Lord,
let us share the glad tidings of the Unspeakable
?lie girls at Berea spent a very enjoyable
afternoon on Saturday pulling taffy. Those who
wish to sample it may visit Berea.
— Anna Stoltzfus
THE XR®ING ROOM
Here at this dear old E. M. S.
There’s one room I adore.
I prize it high above the rest.
This room I can’t abhor.
It always seems to call to mo
And tells me I must come
I know I dare not try to flee:—
My lessons go undone.
I no mere step inside the door
jto 4 .ji- 3 ra..lla - p ile a ^£_jh irtc ,
Dretfeesj Jmnkies by the rcaorb^
That iSffiaoflt make me J^ErkT'
But in this all its work
I truly fSn^ti^rest--
For herej^^jrngxtoa talk and work
Andij^tfer t h i n k w teats.
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