- .-J I JJ F1r
/ fho narrow way is \
/incidentally the high J
!way; and Bible restraint
\paradoxically gives tha
Christian the fu llest /
reedom a nan or woman can
r Russell Eaer\
>• Rosa Mae Kurtz-
/ Kathryn Hostotrar
V Rosalyn Brenremn
La Vina Kramcir J
i Kr: thryn Uostottoxf
\ Janet Weaver
\ Ruth Martin.
» • T . Bra.olcbill
April 2 8 , 1942 E„ 1.1. S . V o l. I l l No . 29
Springtime I Yes, i t is hers at laati
But beware! for it is accompanied by that contagious
malady^ called spring fover. Many havo
already succumbed to its powerful attacks. Look
at the crowded condition of the canpua at noon,
the deserted library after 2 :5 0 for proof of|this
fa c t.
I f not treated with extreme caution i t w ill
become more prevalent than the raeasle epidemic
that ravaged our populace so recently.
The fir s t symptom is class-room in d iffe r ence
which rapidly develops into a sort of
lethargy from which the individual cannot be
aroused except by indulgence in some outdoor
sport or by taking \valks|bo the Park woods at
certain times and seasons.
Other curious symptoms are painfully evident.
You may bo inflected tomorrow. Viatch
Gospel Tour to Southeastern Virginia
Left school at 9 il5 Saturday morning— Weaver's
Store— bulge on t ir e— oat while traveling—
Richmond..— heat— city of Denbigh-— James River
ferry— fiying boat— Fentress— speed limit 4 0—
Christian fellowship^ dinner in 15 minutes-—
Army trucks and more Army trucks— 20 minutes
late— ssss-s-^bangi blop-blop-blop— fla t t ir e—
University of V irgin ia— home.
And we sow the ocean, too.
DOfT *T STOP FRAYING*
"Prayor is not only worship; it is also an
invisible emanation of man’ s worshiping spirit
— the most powerful form of energy that can
generate. The influence of prayer on the
human rrdnd and body io as demonstrable as that
of the secret glands. Its results o&n be
measured in tern3 of inoroasod physical buoyancy,
greater intellectual vigor, moral stamin
a , and a deeper understanding of the realitiei
underlying human relationships."
— Alexis Carrell, H .D .
Oh, hush, ny heart, and take thine ease,
For here is April weather!
The daffodils beneath the trees
Aro a ll a-row together.
The lark is baok with his new note;
The scarlet tulip blowing;
And white— ay, white as my love’ s throat-
Ths dogwood bough^fere glowing.
Th® lilac bush is sweet again;
Down every wind that passes,
Fly flakes from hedgerow and from land;
The bees are in the grasses.
And g rief goes out, and joy cornea in ,
And care is but a feather;
And every lad his love can win,
For hero ia April weather.
S o l .“-Clarence j,»9 Bshlextian
Those of you who have ever attempted to
v/rite pros ntatior.s of your frionds know what
a task it is to expross in words what you see
in thoir liv e s . You appreciate your frionds,
of oourse, and yet how hard it i3 to put thoir
personalities on paper ! This adjective doesn't
quito dosoribe then, and that synonym i s n 't just
the thing e ith er. Suppose you were asked to
write a presentation of your Lord, what would
you say about Him? Perhaps you 'would say* He is
the One altogether lovely, the Fairest among ten
thousand, tho Lily of the Valley, and the Bright
and Corning Star. He is the Hose of Sharon. He
is tho 1 ay, the Truth, and the L if e . He is from
everlasting to everlasting, the same yesterday,
today and forever; yet He is a Man of sorrows and
acquainted with g r ie f. He is a Friend of sinners,
for Ho has come to bind tho broken hearted, to
open the eyes of the blin d, and to loose the
chains of the captives. His love never f a i l s .
He w ill aavo to the uttermost those who come to
Him, for Ho died for the sins of the whole world.
He never forsakes His own. he has gone to heaven
to prepare a place for us, and He is now pleading
for us at tho Father's right hand. He is looking
forward to tho tine when Ho shall present us to
the Father. Oh, it would bo so easy to write on
and on and still say so lit t le about our Lord in
comparison to what there is to say. Do you know
that the more wa use Him for our pattern the
easier our presentations are to write I
___ "—Leah Kauffman
(Found in Froshman and Sophomore Study Hall
waste basko t.)
April 19, 1942
.Penn.. P .
I was just wondorihg i f it would be possible
to avoid Old Testament History and Geography next
Wednesday, The reason for this as you can imagine
is to give us tirne to work a little so we can
buy several Senior Journals. We appreciate very
much your lotting us out to avoid tho usual X-am
rush m d just thought maybe you would be inter-ested
in another recess this t in e . V«e ore writing
a ll the faculty so as to secure complete cooperation.
Thanking you in advance for a ll.k in d
favors of the past, and also wishing you much
success, I am (a student)
-“ Submitted by Tv’arnetta Yako
The now building nakes me feel like a
stranger, but in my memory are thoughts of
yesteryear, and I can fool the sane friendly
spiritual atmosphere. God bless youJ
— John L . Fretz
On Thursday evening, April 23, the Avians
flocked to the liology Laboratory for their
regular monthly meeting. The migration,
feeding and nesting habits, distinctive color
markings, and songs of several birds wer©
discussed. V.ayne Ilottonstein told about tho
K illdeer. Ellen Keener in an original story
portrayed the life habits of the Baltimore
Oriole. Mamatta Yake read an os say on the
Phoebe, and Joseph Bollinger told us about the
Red-Y,inged Plackbird. Tho Meadow Minstrels
c/o Worman Kraus sang "A B ir d 's Host." The
closing featuro of the evening was tho showing
of natural color slides of birds by Brother
The dandelions have started their spring
drive on the premises. This evening I made a
surprise attaok on their a ir bases to prevent
their parachute troops from landing all over
the lawn and the neighbors* too.
Over there is a clump of Early Saxifrages
that take up tourist quarters with us every
year, and they are always welcome guests; and
just on the edpe of tho woods a fow precious
Anemones look their daintiest and sweetest.
I f you wore here and could toll me the
nano of this woe bit o' blossom in my hand and
could spell it correctly I might give you a
nickol if I had one. Unless you looked shax’p
for it you might miss seeing it altogether.
I t is one of the first flowor acquaintances
I made while a freshman in high school, and I
shall nevor forget its name: Caryophillacoao
Capsella Bursa Pastoris, or, in other words,
Shepherd's Purse. The-seedpod is shaped, so
they said, like j. shepherd's pocketbook, only
a shepherd d id n 't carry a pocketbook.
And the Dandelions a ren 't lions either, Mu*
only lion teeth. You seo hero a half dozen
of these golden posios. A half dozen, did I I
say? In these six blooms there are fully a *
thousand flowers. Each narrow ray is a perfect
and complete flower, and if I lot them go,
in a day or two each of them w ill dovolop into
a paratroop that w ill go forth in the conquest
of tho lawn. I must not permit that. I t
would bo like the long-ago story of sawing
dragon’ 3 teeth to raise a crop of soldiers.
But, do you know, these Kay Beotles, or
June Bugs, I mean Jure Bombers, are about again.
Yos sir, the bombers have como. The a ir w ill
soon be fu il of them these warm ovonings. I
have a nudge that our whole defense set-up is
not quite adequate for a ll those midgot flying
April 2 9 , 1942
G E T Y O U R
B H I O R J O U R N A L
There was a sharp, staccato b l a s t ,—
another,— and atill another. Rushing to the
window, I saw a procession of f ir e engines.
At every "chug" of the drawn engine fir e would
flare glaringly red from tho ohimney and simultaneously
fir e would drop to tho road and re-main
glowing for a time.
Instantaneously two boya swung around the
south end of the bu ildin g, When they reached the
campus the smaller was getting behind eo the
larger one grabbed hie hand and together made a
bee-line for the "h uffin g and puffing” steam fir®
engine a t the foot of the campus. The smaller
boy f a i r l y skinmed the ground as they ran. In cidentally
they wore John Shenk and Ernest
Eborsole. In short order groups of two, three,
or more were seen running as fast as thair legs
could carry them. After the fir s t wave, a second
wave of girls went racing across the campus. The
bandages (a reminiscence of First A id) were forgotten,
a person with a sprained ankle limped to
the scene, faculty members were seen to go, and
even Lester Shank and I fin a lly succumbed to the
demands of curiosity.
By the spouting water from the nozzles, the
old fir e horse proved he could give assistance
in fighting f i r e s . Some soaked boys can bear
hearty testimony to t h is. I t was very interesting
to watch Joseph Martin pull the whistle every
few rainutea, lie just couldn't help i t , his fin gers
Tho perforinance was climaxed by the three
fir e trueka swinging up the drive past the
front of the school. One student remarked that
thi.8 was the most exciting thing he had seen
around school in years and something which any
H .S . student could desire, i . e . , avoiding
study period. Perhaps, I oould safely adde
d lege students, too.
— George K iller
’..'HATI NO ORCHIDS
" I am sorry to bother you, but would you
please change my order for an orchid corsago
to a few rosea? I want to buy defense bonds
This is one of many, many changes and
sacrifices in which people are now.' participating
to help their country.
Why c an 't we Christians be more zealous for
war sufferers? It is a splendid way to show how
we appreciate not having to buy defense bonds.
Y/henever you make a purchase at the office window,
make a habit of saying "And a peace stamp, p lea se.’
Incidentally the flavor of tho mucilage is
- • Caroline Plank
Cki Saturday morning six of us, Brother
Hubert Peliman, Y.eldon Martin, Lestor Bshle-men,
Sara Jano Ueavor, and Margaret Horst met
in room C where we paused to ask tho blessing
of our Heavenly Father before starting on our
gospel tour to Lancaster. !Ve counted it a
privilege to tell others of "The Christ of the
Cross'1 who has become so precious to u s, and
also "The Yiay of The Cross5' which in by far
the happieafc way. The fir s t program wo gave
at the Lancaster Colored Mission and Steelton,
the second one at Vine S t . and Marietta. The
programs wore vroli attended. At each place we
were given e. warm reception and invited to come
back again. I t was interesting to see about
thirty*five former 15.M .S . students a t Marietta
on Sunday evening. He feel the Lord blessed
us in a wonderful way. I t was a comforting
thought to know that cur friends at home were
praying for us.
On our way home Monday morning we visited
one of tho C t?»S. camps near Hagerstown, Md.
whore Brother and Si star Mellinger are in
charge. About twonty-five boys are there at
present. I t was interesting for us to see
boys working in the kitchen and laundry.
Y»e came back to school Monday noon feeling
that we had a very pleasant and profitable trip*
— Esther Swartzentruber
Come Down to Starrywood
(Beg pardon, Mr. Noyes)
Come down to Starrywood,
In lilac time, in lilao time.
Como down to Starrywood in lilao time,
I t i s n ’ t f a r , you well know.
For there the dove is nesting nc*ar,
And the Thraehar spreads his cheer.
And the oak loaves soon appear
At Starrywood in lila c tin e .
Come down to Starrywood, we say.
The grass is green.
And the a ir is warm,
And tho boes are honey-minded.
Tho feathered chorus is on engagement
With Mocking Bird as maestro;
And the Song Sparrows sing the grace notes.
Como down to Starrywood, V.liy not?
To soe the clumps of garden teas,
To see the stars shine through the troes,
Oh w e ll, anything. Ah, please
Come down to Starrywood
In lila c time, in lila c time.
Come down to Starrywood in lilac time,
And whore it ia , you well knew .
— The Skylarks
C 0 I, L E fi S J U n 0 R - S E r r o v 0 !f ? T !T G 5 \ T
PY TJrii CAMPFIRE • NATURE SOCIETY BREEZES
These warm nights it is indeed delightful to We rods, v.'a hiked* T.'o climbed. On Satur-
8 it noar a few glimmers of fire an^^pnjoy the lay p.m. sixteen members of the Nature Sooiety
sweet oool odora of the woods and^nountains* Tho Brother and Sister Hostetter, and Kenreth Leasa,
stars aro so pretty seen through the bare branches as driver of one of the cars,,visited the
of the trees. In the quietness, sounds are hoard Travertine Beds near Singers Glen. These Traver~
from seemingly far-off places, and bird-calls tine Rco!*:s (not fo s s ils ) are hard clay-liko
answer miles apart. AhJ did you a ll see that bril- formations, noldod continually as the mountain
lWit meteor? I t had a long t a i l . stream highly charged with limestone tumbles
1 Yos, I wonted to have you High School Fro^h- along and deposits the limestone on leaves and
men this ovoning. 1 hope you are seated comfort- sticks. When the loaves and sticks decay the
ably on these leafy pillows. You have been with limestone crumbles and breaks o f f . On tho in-me
now nearly a year. Perhaps it seems a b it side we saw beautiful designs of leaves, sticks,
long and drawn-out at both ends as w ell as in tho e tc .
middle, but now it w ill soon be over, and you w il l Naturo was in her fu ll spring garb. ve saw
never live through another f ir s t year in High many varieties of flowers, tho red bud and sas-
School. Soma of you may have to repeat some safras being the most prominent. \e learned a
courses, but your f ir s t year w ill be yver forever, new method of catching lizard s. Kenneth Leaf;a
I t was an event to begin High School, demonstrated to us how to catoh them on the
similar to the day you first went to primary school. In s ta llment Plan. F irst, he took the t a i l then
I t was a big step. Some of you, I know, are older, waitaa“ aBout 7 1 vo minutos before he caught the
and for you there w»s more business in it and main body. Tho society decided to namo him
not so much heroism. Or was there more? You took Ichabod.
a few stops backward to start where you hod once — Herman E . Ropp
left o f f . That dosa require a bit of heroism, A Math. Student with Spring Fovor
especially i f your must step back f a r . I an in no mood for math, today.
I am glad to have had you, every one^but
sorry a few of you did not like it hore or benef
i t by it more. You Can’ t make up fo r it nowj
but these few remaining weeks may suffice to
give you a running start for next f a l l .
Some of you are s t ill os fresh as you were
last September or more so. 'I mean that in a complimentary
se n se ,—-you are Leon, eager, bright-eyed,
unspoiled, fresh ill tho socse of cloan,
firm, vigorous youth. Continue each succeeding
year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, to retain and
enhance that fine type of Christian-frosh, sweet,
well-favored and flavored young nan and women.
There is nothing f in e r . Cora© back and enter anew
in the mastery of the work that lies ahead. Keop
the stars in sight* God bless you. Good night*
— Your Alma Mater
On Saturday morning at 7 jl0 fiv e Avians;
Brother llostctter, Elizabeth Keener, Francos
Krupp, Kelvin saver and Luke Shank, l e ft for the
Park T/oods* The twonty-nina species wo observed
included our old friends, several new a rriv als,
and some species who were stopping over on their
migration north. V.'a found a few nests with ogps
The call of brown fie ld s and meadows
Drunk with aun-potent boverages dulls the magic
This is a different kind of witchery— spring*
This is the kind that makes a child
A miser, hoarding golden dandelions.
I am sorry to havo to s it in hero
And miss tho subtle secrets of the breo ze:
The h ills outside are petting farther s till
ahoad of mo in wisdom,
For that breeze has come from fa r , strange
p l a c e s ....
Oh, hore I am again, trying to be
Two places and being neither.
I am lagging behind my fellow-studonts too.
I must get back and delve again
Into tho satisfying logic on the
Blackboard even though I ’m in no mood
— Ruth Carper
"•AS I TITERS S'^fi !JSV
Say, Seniors l.hat about those lit tle
white cards? Don’ t wait to write them and
hand them back t i l l June* As before in ether
years, surely there were some who waited just
that long J Let'*, be in them as well as other bird-home a which were different. The sooner
under construction. On tho way baok to school wo the better I Got busy now and avoid the rush j
fathered the feeders which had been put out last 575ir
C^apJiBMBTfea to tho Y* P . B . M. committee
__ Luke Shank ^ or the lis t of programs already posted. i^y
A stra lite s: Meeting this coming Thursday.
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