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1 Iona Miller /'
i Colleen Barton
\ Elsie Lehman
\r&n«t Weaver ,/
"80 per oent intellectual growth
17 per oent character building
3 par oent spiritual developments''
The above percentages are taken from statistics
showing the three-fold contribution of
our public school curricula. Over twenty-five
timea as much emphasis is placed on intellectual
growth as on spiritual development® There is no
question about the one-sidednesss of secular
Are wo thankful enough for the opportunities
afforded by the *nvironmont of H. M. S.— ■
an institution endeavoring to place a balanced
emphasis upon intellectual growth, character
building j, and spiritual development?
Again the Lord has given ua the opportunities
to have a series of revival meetings;. When
we are granted privileges wo should make use of
them* in fact God expects ua to do soe
May the Word or Seed fall on good soil
rathor than stony or thorny ground#
In order that the soil may be ready, tine
must be spent in prayer. Each evening we can
prepare for the message by orr prirate devotion,
as well as heartily participating in our small
" T IC K -T O C K ; T IC K -TQ C K "
Da, mi, re, sol? do, re, mi, do; mi, do,
re, sol; sol, re, mi, do; one, two, three; and
memories of home flooded o'er my being as I
thought of our chimes and our clock, a
precious, meaningful gift in our small home®
And row as I sit in reverie I again hear the
ohimes-'-iai, re, do* sol. Did you realise, dear
students, that our chimes clock had been absent
a whole year from our dormitory? Did you not
miss the mellow, soft sounds of its note3 ? Are
not its ticks and music a welcome to our ears?
Indeed the second floor office occupants arc
delighted with the presence of the chimes again.
I believe too, that the reception room visitors
revel in its clear, soft tones. Ah yesi and
even to tho sleepless pondering minds at night
it is a comfort for the dense, black silence
flees when cur clock begins to speako And :-x»
wo are happy, srweet chimes, to again hoar your
koft aounda; we appreciate them more each day®
— Edna W« Hertsler
The articles in "Gospel Herald" January
15,' 1342 by H. S« Bondori "Our Duties and
Privileges as Loyal Christian Citizens” and
"A Massage to Nonrosistant Christians'* should be
read by each one of you® Let me urge all students
, especially college and upper class high
school students, to read everything pertaining
to our Konresistant Principles, our Relief Work,
and our Civilian Public Service Camps®
The February “Christian Reader's Digest"
carries an article« "Monday Morning" that may
throw light on your own Monday morning experiences.
"Correct English'* is coming out in a new
format. The contents are just as good as before
Are you reading this 'vorth-while magazine?
Wo certainly appreciated that visitor.
The moment he stepped inside o w doors, he
oaught the warmth of the atmosphere in our
hone and immediately we could feel that he was
almost like a part of the family* Although
the EurroundingE w r e strange to him, he
adapted fcicicelf very nicely to every situation
confronting him. Whenever any of the members
of the family assisted this stranger in hie
adjustments, they were graoiously thanked. He
•was willing to have a share in all of our joys
and sorrows and we, in turn, were roada glad
when we saw that he was enjoying all our hone
activities* All of ue, I am sure, missed our
visitor ?«hen he left ua»
Just so it is with you as Short Tern
student*• We appreciate your presence, your
facet of gratitude, and your wholehearted
cooperation. Wo hops you feel at home in this
large family here at school and are also finding
joy in participating in all the opportunities
for service* You. will be missed when
you leave us*
— Lois Eyler
BY THE FIRESIDE
If you pardon me, I shall put s. log on the
f ire «
My dear children, do you love the Lord?
I knots’ you de> arrd nothing cheers me more than
to see in your daily conduct and devotions ovi~ '
dances of that di/ine affection. That love in
you makes a difference that the world can mark*
It takes the hardness out of your faces, if any
t o o there; it relaxes the worried lines; it
beams in honest trusting and trustful eyes that
none can m3,stake*
That love puts a temp in your pathway.
Hot a headlight that blindingly to others shines
far in one direction, not a smoky lantern with
feeble flickering flame, but a luminous orb that
shines in all directions like a star.
That love energises your minds and bodies.
I can tell whose love for the Lord is strong by
the way you work for Him and for no* I like to
see you cone to clasoas cheerful, pleasant,
courteous, and with a confidence that is born
of honest labor. That sort of thing is highly
contagious.. Yea, it is. Perhaps you might
think it isn’t always so; but yoii must not forget
that in some folks the period of incubation
for smiles is rather longer than in others.
Your Aina Mater
After the first day of examinations Rath
Click being asked how she felt over the day’s
work replied, "My head aches, my eyes burn, my
stomach aches, p.nd my feet hurt; otherwise I
-~lKifcm£tted by Mildred Brunk and Rhode
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QUARTETS IK ECLIPSE
I can think of nothing that so interferes
with my enjoyment of good special music as to
sit before a quartet one or two of whose members
are hidden by other members of the same
singing group* Why, instead of standing in a
bunch or in a huddle, don't they appear before
us in a straight line and give us an eyeful as
well as an earful? Why should the two in front
have a corner on visibility? Why should two
diminutive ladies be blacked out by two big
bulks of men, as happened some months ago? Why
should anyone argue that the music sounds better
when "focused from a single point," when there
isn’t a soul on the campus who, blindfolded,
could tell whether the quartet fifteen or fifty
feet from him is stending in a bunch or in a
line?— Unisa3 indeed in the one case two
voices would sound muffled and faints
Away with this shouldering and a lb owing
back, and this craning and peering from behind!
Assay with this double-laapfrog-at-any-moment
arrangement of quartets*
Even if they must us® two or four books—
or memorize their songs— let our singers realise
that a straight line is the shortest distance
between a song well sung end an rmdj.on.oa well
— E. G. Gehman
FRC8J THE INFIRMARY:
(Roy Harnish claims that ho has the secret
for gaining attention— convalescing from an
agpsndoctomy.. In fact ho hao reoeived a visit
from several of the nurses of Rockingham
Memorial Hospital— *Ed.)
While I was in the hospital I was amazed
at the cheer and "get-we 11 pull'1 in flowers,
gifts, cr-.rds, and visitors. My gratitude for
the kind visits and many other things received
is beyond expression.
Flowers— 2 plants, 2 bouquets
Gift-Basket of fruit from College
Thanks to everyone.
— Roy Famish
The best thing you can do during periods
of anxiety is to get out, forget yourself,
and have some real invigorating funl "We”
and l!Us" second floor basketball enthusiasts,
really had a delightful rough and tough but
clean-out gam® of basketball Monday evening
with Margaret Horst eo our efficient referee.
Sara Marie Yoder, captain of "We” and Phyllis
Liven good, captain of i?Us" chose sides after
a group of us met in the X-IIall for the best
and closest game of th? year. ”Us" pushed
forward triumphant with a 1S-16 victory, even
at the end of the second quarter*
February 4* 1942 ~U«
' "AS 1 THERE SEE ITS”
I bars not fully recovered frosi the humilia-tion
X experienced last Friday morning during
the first prayer of the weekly devotional period.
I approached the chapel with the usual anticipation
of the swoefc fragrance which rises from
the fellowship of true worshippers# A strange
premonition told roe all was not well there. As
students knelt to pray something disturbed me#
I bowed my head with reverent reapeot for the
occasion# It occurred to me that from n$r parch
1 might be able to see what this intruding
spirit was, so I opened one eya slightly* What
I raw shocked me go much that I opened both eye a
and ganad* Students wore looking this way and
that? some were exchanging looks and motionsj
few were adjusting their clothes; and one or tvo
were just looking around, 1 would like to have
locked at the guilty persons eye to eye but
they did not aae ma„ That does not make aa much
difference as a consciousness of the Eyes which
are looking down from above* "Th-> eyas of the
Lord are in every place beholding the evil and
The owl was fortunate in not getting a
mark lower than zero on any of his (her, its)
There is still entirely too much ..tottering
in the swain floor hall® \
DEAR OWL CRITIC 9 ^ */\
When we girls want to sharpen a pencil in
the cloakroom the first thing to do is to locate
the pencil sharpener9 If it Isn’t on the
floor, it is very likely on tho window sill or
bn one of the bookshelves, The next act in the
procedure is to hail a good friend with a
mighty grip to hold it firm vihile we sharpen
Is there anything you could do about that
condition? All you would need is two screws0
A perplexed ons f ^Nrri(
Betty Web or ji
DEAR MR. dTL CRITIC, ^ i U
Did the clock in the typing room consider
himself included when we were told to be quiet
in class, or what la the cause for his not having
said a word for over a week?
Would someone be so kind as to start it?
— La Vina Kramer t f/f
ECHO PRC?,5 SUNDAY SCHOOL. \LZg- '
The word is the tait $ the people are the
fish,. You and I should "Launch out in the deep
and fish for lost soulso”
I have observed that the faculty members
and the students of the Eastern Mennonite School
manifest a true Christ-like spirit*
Did you ever write when you had nothing to
write about? We had five contributions on
^Bothing" at thin meeting.
Margaret Martin depicted "Nothing” aa the
word that embrtioes the accomplishments of a
vacations. Stanley Shenk gave hia characteristic
ph .losophloal viewpoint* Grace Metslar
gave an interesting analysis of a child's mind
eager to know the definition of the wordo
Brother pel)man gave a literary treatise of the
subject* Brother Brackbill's paper contained
quite a complete summary of the other contributions
® It is surprising what a lot of constructive
ideas were proaented on the subject
about which we all smiled at firstr.
A paper entitled "My Sense of Security,"
by Mrs,!, Gehman was read in which an attempt was
made to show the fallacy of seeking security in
the material things of life0 Brother Gehman,
In a few paragraphs entitled, "Quartets in
Eclipse*," suggested improvements in appearance
and arrangement of quartets while serving on
Daniel Miller read a well-written treatise
on "Rains" He told of the reactions of rain
on writers in literature» Someone commented on
th« article, "It was aa refreshing ao an April
shower"Spring" was the title of an interesting
story by Lester Brubaker* in which he
beautifully portrayed family scenes of various
generations of the same line ranging from the
immigrant stage to the present well-established
—•-Mrs® Ea G„ Gehman
Some Ilka to please the crowd and b©
Held in high esteem?
Some s every moment of the day,
Whether in school or out at play
Think and plan in just what way
Some honor they might gain®
Soma even go so far as take
Suggestions from the worlds
Seeming not .In the least to aeo
That the world just laughs when they try to
Dressed. up like them but profess to be
Disciples of the cross,,
Jesus himeelf, when he came to earth,
Choee to be humbly born»
First ha lay in a manger bed
Then later had no place to lay his head,
Then finally being on the cross and bled
Are we so much better than he?
0hs, iilaeter cleans,e our hearts of pride6 and In
Its place be Thou pleased to ooma and sit enthroned
where Thou too long ha fit been disowned,,
d i i i iti i‘ i. iuj 01
My dears, it is pleasant her© by the hearth.
Here is hose, and haart, and health, and happiness.
Isn't it wonderful? And more wonderful than all that,
in our circle tonight is an unseen m e m b e r n o t a
strangera more than a guest,-our Brother, Comrade,
Redeemer, our Beloved Lord I Divine company, divine
comfort, divine help, divine peace!
That’s what makes S. M. S. differents the
abiding presence of our Lord# And we all believe
that, but do we think of it often enough? Arid do wo
always aot as though we believed it? The Lord
wants ua to have a good time, but I rather suspect
He wants us to be sensible about it* To speak of
a senseless Christian doosn't make sense, and where
in the catalog oould we find such an idea as Christian
nonsense? The idea cracks up at the first
There are so many of us on the campus now that
we hardly get well acquainted with everyone. But
the Lord ia easy to meet and no one should miss
or cheat Ills gracious companionship. ',7© may speak
to Him at any time, anywhere, and you will have
precious times with Him in your prayer groups
these coming weeks* Lord Jesus, come into our
hearts,— to stay*
— Alma Mater
ECHOES or1 w SHORT-TERMERS"
Someone, after looking through the telescope
at the moon for the first time, said that she
didn’t think the moon ted such a fair com-plexion.
Why isn’t the 3. M. S. syrup stiff in January?
1 suppose the students use so much of it that it
doesn’t have time to become stiff*
Short-tarmors homesick? Fever-they just wish
they could drop in at home for one glimpse and then
be at E. M» S. again*
— Ruth Garber
Thanks regular students for your kind invitations
to attend your Literary Societies.
IVe enjoyed your programs very much*
"Repentance is a change of mind."
nF®ith is beliaving God’s word and acting
"All power ia of God."
Pacts of assurance— Fact, Faith, Feeling.
— Ha Ion Y.'eaver
It is a thrill to have the measles but
bhe big; est thrill oornes whan you are making
up your work— semester exams.
Ivin Wear;-o r
A word ol* appreciation is due to the stay-at-
homes on the other Saturday afternoon who
sang for some of' the community foil in the
evening. The songs were well chosen and
genuinely appreciated by the listeners.
— One who hoard.
A FREEZE FROM GERMA1T I CLASS
Brother Gehman-'* Students, this morning
wa’ll have an oral tost.”
Lois Martin-14But, Brother Gehman, I don’t
have any pencillf!
— Submitted by Colleen Barton
Worry about nothing.
Pray about everything*
Be thankful for anything.
STARRY!’* 00D1J OTSS
Old Mocker sticks around and weathero
the winter; but it io hard on him. He’s
the mopiest, dopiest grumpiest, dingiest
thing you over saw. Does he ever sing? Oh
yes, once in a while when the weather is just
right, and then it is just to clear his
throat of the rust. The other day on our
way homo we saw Mopy perched on a limb overhanging
the road. "Y.all", says I, !,jrouH
going to stand by and be a gentleman once”
as we passed just under him almost within
reach. But no, ha flew away, his eye flashing
disgust or dis-aomething else just a
lot like some people who, when you are about
to meet them and say "How-de-do," turn their
heads in a northerly direction*
But it won't be long now till Mr* Sun vd.ll
call^ for chorus practice and Old Grumpy
will gull up on his vocal cords. "And then
you will change your mind about me." says he,
And who killed all the polecats around?
My unbounded gratitude to him! I haven’t
smelt one for weeks* I can sleep through
entire nights without a whiff or even a
dream of one. It doesn’t seen possible.
La at winter, as I recall, indaed the past
few winters, it seamed that they broadcasted
nightly, and I didn’t care a bit for their
acrid program. But what does cheer my heart
these nights of lets is the charming tremolo
of the Screech Owl. I could sleep in the
superlative if he would perch on ny window
sill and serenade ia& with his quivery tran-quiloquy
all night long!
/ «.««M* T. B*
It was a real pleasure to relax in my seat
and listen to the wonderful chorus music.
They sang with enthusiasm the selections of
sacred musio* The Vosper Singer® brought to
us also inspirational messages that moved us*
— George Miller
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