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\ your songs.
-M. T . B.
Wed. 6 - 7 , Scriblerus
Thura. 6 - ? :15, Astral Maeting
(Bring your Astraguides and plant* t die
Tuos. and Wed.“ "Brother and
Sister Smoker IN&
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Rosa Maa Eurta.
1 Brownie Hartman
M. T. Brackbill
April 15, 1042 E . M. S. Vol. Ill Ho. 27
Farewell, farewell, Weather Vane readers.
Ho, you don't need to worry that the oook won’ t
tell you about the variable winds of school life ,
that is ac long as you do your part. The faithful
editor with the help of his tiro new assistant
a w ill see that you get yourWeather Vane
every week just aa before.
A breeay time to you for the rest of the
Welcome, new Weather Vane editorsJ Before
you lies a pathj maybe it looks dim and haay
but it leads to the noble heights of real journalism.
We, %-rho are tending the task on to you
have tried to elimb those heights but still
they tower above us and still they beckon the
ambitious persons usho w ill climb faithfully,
forgetting the weariness of the steep t r a il.
So here’ s to the new editors, hard work and
success in making a bigger and better Weather
Margaret and Miriam, you have done splendid
work. It was a pleasure to work with you on the
Weather Vane staff. This past year of newa
collecting w ill long be remembered. It has been
enjoyable-to say the least. And to the retiring
typists permit me to say, "Benigne d io is .”
Strains of exquisite rnusio sounded within
the walls of E . M. S . Great crowds of people
flooked to enjoy the season with us.
Did we think, as we listened, of the time
when wa shall see that Holy City? Did we
anticipate the time when xso shall live there?
" I t shall eoae to pass that at eventide
it shall be light."
The little man who had a busy day m s loafing
compared with you yesterday— provided you
are an adult weighing about 175 pounds.
Here’ s what happened to you yesterday.
Your heart beat 103,689 times. Your blood
traveled 168,000,000 miles. You breathed
23,040 times. You inhaled 438 cubic feet of
a ir .
Ko wonder you got that "four o'clock letdown."
You braced yourself with 3| pounds
of food and 2 .9 pounds of liquids.
You gave off 8 5 .6 degress P. in heat. Even
if somebody once called you lasy, yesterday
you generated 450 foot-tons of energy.
You spoke 4,800 word®, moved 750 major mus-oles,
and exercised 7,0 00 ,00 0 bx*ain oells. You
turned over in your sleep last night between
25 and 35 times.
Your nails grew .000046 inches, your hair
Maybe you ought to take things easy today
and rest up.
Prom "The Advisor"
Submitted by Luke Shank
^ Well Mozart and Jenny Mockingbird are at
it* Yes, they are building a nest. Or rather,
I ehould say, Jenny .is. Mozart, he just hangs
around fiddling. It isn 't right. Yfhy doesn't
old Mosart truck the timbers to her and let
Jenny sing duets with him I He ought to give her
a little time out for two-part composition. I
know Jenny ia a primo soprano, just as good se
her namesake. But that husband of hersl He is
taking too seriously the coming concert season
just opening# ,.And I raked him about it the
other day and gave him a piece of my Hindi
‘'You laey tenor,” flays I , "why don’ t you give
Jenny a life ^nd allow her a little practice,
tool” Says he* "The Madam won't let me.
She cays if I help, the nest will fa ll apart
and spill the babies* So all I oan do is ait
around and practice my songs.M
I didn't know how much to believe of the
old man's story, so I v/ent over to Jenny and
says I » "Mrs.'Mockingbird, I observe that the
heft of building faj-ls on you while your capable
husband idles around singing. YJhy doesn't he
help, and then you could both sing together
sometime s .w
Says ahes "Mozart doesn't know a stick
from a nhoe lace. I f I would ask him to bring
a string, he'd lik^ ao,,not bring a worm or a
n a il. I 'd stooner have him sing than be in iqy
road. Wo do sing together sometimes at nightj
but that is not generally known.”
Extra1! Extra IJ
Mildred Slagell, Leah Atchison, Mildred
Turner, and Amy Yoder had tha honor of beisig
guests of Misses Betty Mosenann and Ava Rohrer
on April 2, 1942. After partaking of the delightful
dirmor, we spent the reminder of ne
evening in visiting and playing peggity.
Each one of us represented a different-state
and, of course, cur state the best. Vo
girls felt very much at home sinoe none of v. i
have had the privilege of going hosae during ' he
Extra! Extrai Extra 1 Gueas what I hoard 11
The 1942 Senior Journal is gojng to be bigger
and better than ever before. Eight more pagtf
than-last year, and more pictures. Originality
and uniqueness are portrayed in its presentations,
its piotures, its speeches, and its
title-pagea. Because of these "extra's" in t i ;
Senior Journal and because prices of material i
are constantly going up, it will be necessary to
raise the prioe of it to # .3 5 . But for a rea .
bargain you will buy four for $ 1 .3 5 , six for
$2 .0 0 , twelve for # 3.50.
Get your Senior Journal.
— H. Herbert Luehra
Park YJcods Entertainment
Sizzling hot wieners, toasted oheese sandwiches,
delicious brown marshmallows, an ideal
evening, and more than twenty jolly girls ma<’ e
a good combination for a happy time in Fark
Y/ooda on the Monday evening after Easter. Miss
Hartsler was the thoughtful one who planned it
for all the girls who did not go homo for the
vacation. Wo all looked forward with eager
anticipation to a good time. V/hen we arrived
we found a fire already biasing in the fir e place
(proving that librarianc oan do more than
check books). The large table was soon laden
with all the things that go with an outdoor
feast, and beat of a ll, we could fix our food
just as we liked it best, thus assuring satisfaction
for everyone's taste peculiarities.
"Informality" was the keynote as we ohatted and
ate. Incidentally, Miss Hartzler didn't have to
oarry much back home either, for the out-of-doors
was a good appetite sharpener. As the
twilight began to fa ll, we separated but r=/eet
memories of the oocasion shall long linger with
— Grace Lehman
Visitors from Sideling Hill C. 0. Camp this
past weekend were Naomi Shank, Fred Yoder, James
Shank, and Mark Moyer. Aooording to reports
several of the boys expect to move to a farm
near Hagerstown, Maryland.
The need of a new and larger auditorium
was again emphasized as ovorflow crotfds attended
"The Holy City" on Saturday night and fcS*©
musical program on Sunday afternoon.
Our meeting just before vacation was not
largely attended. (The procedure was quite
informal. However there wore several new
editorial members present and there were several
splendid contributions read to the group.)
"The Snow" was written by Lester Brubaker.
Snow was portrayed as the expression of many
good things. He told what the snowstorm means
to the children, to the housewife, to the farmer
and to others.
"Two Sisters" by Ruth Carper was written
in honor of her sisters, one portrayed as a
violet, the other as a rose. Of the violet
she wrote about "a aoul-deop mystery of the dark,
cool forest." And of the rose she wrote, "I am
afraid even the silver spear of a birdcall will
pierce your delicate petals."
"Doesn't That Smell Good?" was a fragrant
contribution by Miriam Lehman. She took us on a
journey through the woodc to enjoy the rich odors
of the forest— the odor® of rain and wild rose
and horwysuokle, of fire and tea and hamburger®.
A savozy subject was this for a student, especially
at this time of the yearj
' April 15, 2942
Touring in Ohio and Michigan
Ju st 8 few highlights concerning the Gospel
Tour to Ohio and M ichigan,
Splendid wea ther*—rnin one day
Receptive audiences— churches well-filled
Christian hospitality— superb ,
Delicious food— fried and more fried
Tire rationing— seven flats (4 blowout#)
Visits on the Bide^lines
The Ohio Galt Companyt Hittrain. Ohio
Boxboard Company, Rittman, Ohio
Smuckerf c Apple Butter Factory* Orrville
A bachelor *a maple syrup grows near
Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh
Ten scheduled programs were given# In
addition,, the octet sang for shut-ins in
several of the communities• On Thursday evening
a program was given at Sideling Hill C. 0® Camp.
Personnel \ Brother Daniel, two Normans,
two Landia boys, two Martins, one Weaver, one
Shank, sue Shank, a preacher, end a Baer®
The new furniture in the Periodical Room
is a gift from this year's Short Bifole Tam
students. You all join in a chorus of Thank
You's, I am sure*
The chairs, tables, and charging desk in
the Reading Room are a gift of the class of
1937, and not 1939, as was erroneously reported
in the March bulletin.
It looks now as if both tours will materialise
as planned, but so many are uncertain
about their going that it is hardly possible yet
to snake a definite and concluding statement
about them. Now it is very necessary to know
soon what we are going to do. And so let rn©
urge every one who has not given final word to
do so as soon as you can. 1 am sure you are
anxious to know definitely what to look forward
to, and the necessary arrangements for the trip
demand as early a final decision as possible.,
I f all go who have handed in their names,
I am quite sure t h a t , i f w® go in cars, the
prices of the tours w i l l be very close to the
amounts I gave you in the chapel in our last
meeting* and that includes nea rly everythin g,
except incidentals such as postcards, stamps,
ice-cream cones of course. And an unexpected foe
might be required where we do not a n tic ip a te i t .
It is a little hard to predict everythin g.
Once it is known definitely how matters
are going to plan oxit you will be informed of
all necessary details in due time0
In the meantime I am hoping that your
fondest anticipations in either tour will be
exceeded by the aotual realizatio n.,
— M.T.l’ rackbill
Student Teaoher— Fish can't hear® They do have
a keen sense of smell0"
Pupil— 1"Why donst people talk when fishing?”
Student Teacher-'-” So that the earth won ■ t be
jarred. The fish can feel the trembles of
CLASSIFIED WORD ORIGINS
Sags— from French Gauge, which comes from
latin palvia, from oaIru*, "saved*"
Dandelion-"!® from French dent d© lion* ” lion's
tooth.” The neotary or apur of the del*
phinium suggests the shape cf the dolphin*
so the flower takes .its nemo from
Greek delphis, "dolphin.”
Geranium— bears a fruit suggesting the bill of
a crane; go the plant get® its name
from Groalc genaaoe* "orane«n
Snap dragon— from the shape of the flower 3
Aoter— star flower— from Greek aster, "stars"
Rhododendron— literally 11 a rose tree," from
the Greek rhoden, "roses'’ and dendron*
"t r e e ."
" “■Bernice May
"AS ITHERS SEE US"
Ee chewed gum in church# He chewed gum in
the halls afterward. He was still chewing gum
after the dinner bell rang* He chewed it going
down the basement steps. . . . . What do you reckon
he did with the stuff in tho dining room? In-deed
ha web a senior at thats
# £ $
Samotimofi there are enough thumb tacks on
the first floor bulletin board} sometime® there
ar<a not enough,and sometimes there ie a surplus0
That in itself is not a problem. But it is a
problem when same one must play with them.
Frankly, our first floor bulletin board with
thumb tacks noticeably out of place in some in~
congruous design looks like a kindergarten
pester board. Not long ago some mind engineered
the taking of tack® from their useful task of
holding d am the cornera of programs« I could
sea every little breeze rustle the loose ends
on otherwise 'attractive notices or program!*
"HOW should a person administer just ordinary
good sense to such a delinquent?"
"Give them something to dol
Brother Weaver, dc you have any aand left from
the recant building operations? I would 'like
to borrow soma for several of the children0"
Yes, ho did* Ha played ball on the front
lawn since I made my former speech. If it happens
again* I ’ ll advertise him in a " classified
a d ." ,lCCv
/■A » 5)f
,VT h \
Many tiaasly subjects are overworked and dry.
However our fourth term addr »ss m s ar. interesting
aa it was timely# Miss Rohrer not only
reminded ua of things wo axe having to do without
these days* but she turned our attention
towards things that endure#
No one ever promised that silk stockings*,
rubber tires** gasoline, sugar, e t a ., would last
forever,, But we are sure that the hills will
never hide, the pines will not stop whispering,
the morning glory will not droop, and spring
will always oam back.
There are reatful scenes,, as the level
oountryside and cattle resting in the cool
shade of large quiet trees* There are scenes
with the upward tug t high arches, skyscrapers,
and slender silhouetted trees®
’’Great scenes impress j m a ile r ones content*"
Then there is the world of book friends®
We may enjoy living, hunting,, building-and
traveling with them#
Our live® are made purer, nobler, and richer
by the fine qualities we find in our true
Our spiritual happiness becomes complete
when v.’® rely on nothing but God* The inward
rest of peace brings true satisfaction*
"Forgive us^ God, for eyes that see not*"
-“ Sara Jane Weaver
A BIT OF FATIRS
Would you like to retain your ejohool girl
complexion? So you still take pride in your
Grecian nose and firm chin?
Here is an easy# economical wayo Every day,,
or at least not less than four times a weoks
eorooge your face upwqrd , dmrnward, and sideward
in a steady* even, and graceful movement*
It la exceeding popular to take a dose of your
beauty while you are in church® It is very
pleasing to the eye to behold the rhythmic
motion of such a face, especially during religious
I f you would be happy, be healthy# Pearly
white teeth w ill be yours* You can be proud of
your smile., This treatment is also reooramended
as an "after dinner" standby,. Begin your graceful
face twisting once more,and you can be
assured of good digestion*
Do not only anticipate health* happiness,
and loveliness, but realise your dreams« In
other words, "Chew gum*"
— Rebecca Riehl
War begets poverty
Poverty j, peace j
Peace begets plenty.
Then riches increase j
Riches bring pride,
And pride is war*e ground?
War begets povertyj
So goes the round*
" “Contributed by M« Beohler
TIE QOSHSL TEAM TO PENNSYLVANIA loft Thursday
noon# Making brief stops at MoMlnn! 9 and
Brackblll’ s Markets, '.ra arrived at Morristown
in due time®
On Friday morning wo worshipped with the
Deep Run congregation.. A peculiarity to us was
the arrangement of the seats* On e it'e r side
of the building the raised benches ran parallel
with the walls so that the »®n sat facing the
women who occupied the central seats* At Sara
Rush's home we ware treated to a sumptuous
meal* From here we went to the Eastern Menno-nite
Home. Wo en joyed the service and the
visit there* The evening service was at the*
Saturday noon we dined with Borman Loux3 s
parents® From here we want along with Brother.
Lapp to a preparatory service at the Swamp
congregation* Brother Slabaugh preached* By
late afternoon we were journeying baok to
Norristown® All of us had part in the services
at the Mission*
All, except Aldus, attended the singing at
the Souderton church* The eleven hundred people
present made the building quiver with their
volume of earnest and enthusiastic singing* It
was a very inspirational song service whioh ut/*&
but a foretaste of the singing in heaven# Paul
Landis’ parents furnished supper for us* The
hospitality ehown us by the people was on a
grand scale* We had lack of nothing— exoept
The Pottstown Mission was our last appointment*
We found a spiritual group of people and
workers* The audience was very attentive and
appreciative» Throughout our trip w© experienced
a warmth of Christian fellowships After
the service three of ua went to Bally for the
night* We left the next morning (Monday) at
9 1?0 for school* ?fe arrived safely at school
at 6«45* Vie are grateful to God for the oppor-t
uni tie a of witnessing for Him and renewing old
acquaintances and making new ones*
— George T* Miller
TIRE TROUBLE? NOT A E XT £
yesterday eighteen of the E* M« S. family had
the opportunity to visit the schools of Esther
Eshleman, Martha Wikerd, Doris Sell, Mabel
Eshleraan, James Eshleman, and John Garber. We
enjoyed the classes of reading, music, arithmetic,
healthj and geography*
The beautiful sunshine, the perfect wild
flowers, rushing streams, majestic mountains,
children, teachers and their work,, fellowship
with the group, delicious lunch whioh hit the
spot, good oars (we didn’ t h a w one flat)-“all
in ai l , it was a wonderful day*
“ -Margaret Martin
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