Rosa Mae Kurts
M. T. Braokbill
and numerous other
things besides, E.M.S.
iu by far and wide the
best place in the world
to be 9
September 36, 1942 E.
The Staff wishes to extend sympathy to
Brother Moses Slabaugh and family upon the death
of Sister Slabaugh*s mother.
Who doesn’t like to be in oompany with someone
who is cheerful? A cheerful person, according
to Webster, is one who is full of good
spirits and who doesn’t let every little failure
or disappointment get him down. He will sing
and smile the clouds away rather tlian get the
A cheerful or sunny personality i3 the kind
that should be cultivated by every E.M.S, student.
In these first few weeks of adjustment
to th© daily routine of school life, couldn’t
w© all put forth a special effort to be more
cheerful? Take time to bo thoughtful of othersi
speak a word of encouragement to the timid student
or to those who may have a "tinge" of homesickness.
Try it; I ’m sure you will be happier
and at the same time you will be developing a
Personality and You
A sense of humor is the best First Aid for
mental emergencies. With a sense of humor you
may mix well some grains of common eense. Pei-haps
you wore born with this sense of the mind.
You are fortunate. Most of us have to cultivate
it. What shall you cultivate?
Humor is not giggling, telling pointless
jokea, making witty (?) remarks, or laughing
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loud and long at the miahaps of others. Humor
does not need to laugh with the mouth. There
io the laughter of the eyes end of the mind.
Humor sees that syrup is a good substitute
when sugar is not available. Humor sees
that rain on an outing is splendid make-up for
young faces. Humor sees a flat tire with the
air of "the worst is yet to come".
Humor ia having the "merry heart that
doeth good like a medicine.”
— Ada M. Zimmerman
Several boya have been taking turns
sleeping in the boya* infirmary until permanent
quarters are provided.
4 * *
Will the E.M.S. building oommittee please
notice? All dormitory rooms are oooupied.
Even the boys’ study hall is being used as
sleeping quarters. Reports are afloat that two
more students are coming. Would there be a
possibility of building a wing to the new wing?
* * *
When I paid a visit to the kitchen the
other day, the heat was simply depressing.
Really, as I am writing this my sympathy goes
out for our good-natured cooks as they labor
in that "bake oven" from morning until night.
Mr. Business Manager, 1 believe an eleotric fa:
suspended from the ceiling would be greatly appreciated.
Just a su* gg« es*tion.
When you ifralk across the linoleum in Mar- living room, ”piok up your feet, don’t shuffle alone*.” * B.
St® rrywoodn atab
Benny and Bessy Wren are taking up night
’rtaro at Starrywood* Just about dusk they
< Krht on the wisteria at the south end of the
porch and Oh dear me what a chatter they make I
Whether they are scolding each ether or us, or
whether they are just announcing their arrival,,
or whethor they are indulging in courtesies
over the question of who shall enter the lodging
first I am not able at this writing to sayj but
at the appropriate moment without further cero-moniea
Bessie, (l think it is she) flipa up
quietly to the wee little corner atop the poroh
poeto Two thirds of her tail sticks out beyond
the post. She first sits east and then sits
south and then changes her mind again and sits
east® Presently at the discrete moment Benny
mounts the bed post and perches perilously on.
the oomer* Bessie immediately sits south.
After having convinced himself that Bessie is
settled for the night he neatly squats beside
her. That beets anything 1 ever saw in birddcm.
It’s just too sweet for words. Now two-thirds
of two tails protrude, and all is well. Pleasant
* * *
And while I'm talking about tails, X am reminded
of another tale, a tala of a tail. One
d**y this summer the Queer, of Starrywooa called
my attention to a tail extending from the wall
of the attio. It was an interesting tail, an
Irresistible taill^ I held it tightly. Immediately
I was conscious of a stretch in the tail
as if something y?anted to pull it away from me*
It pulled and I pulled, and since the ooeffioient
of elasticity of a tail as well as of almost
anything else is a constant, the inevitable
happened. The elastic limit was reached and the
owner of the tail departed to parts unknown.
He lias probably by this time published his version
of this tale.for the benefit of all incautious
— M. T. Braokbill
Just in case there are any students here
that still have a touch of that terrible
malady that causes the tear duots to overplay
and the victim to suddenly feel a choking sensation,
I have a sure remedy to offer. It need
only be applied for a short period of time
until all the above named symptoms will disappear
and you will feel stronger than ever«>
I ’m speaking from experience. The first thing
and the last thing to do is to go to worko
Write an article for the Weather Vane, deliver
"The Way"; cheer others about you and above all
else work for Christ at every opportunity you
have. Nothing can strengthen your own Christian
life any more than spending the time you’ve
oonsflorated to God, in work for Rim,.
Drink Deep or t'aafco Not the Pierian Spr.ingi
”Korth, South* 3a st or V-eat
Whioh is the place I love the best”
The "sons and daughters” of J» B, Smith
met iii the chapel Friday evening for their
first program of the yearo Paul Peachey called
the meeting to order after whioh Gladys Shank
read the minutes of the outing held by the
Smithsoniana last spring. A quartet in charge
of Bit mi Martin se ng several selections *
Carolyn Plank told ua how the College Literary
became known as Smithsonian. "Sons and daughters
of J. B. Smith are we.” Ray Horst, who
w&3 representing the north (?), told us about
Lancaster County. Wo wonder if he will ever
lose hi a Pennsylvania Dutoh aueent. Next we
heard from Elsie Hosier from Tennaese®. It
was interesting to learn of the emotional
mountain people of the south. Ruth Byler told
us where the vrejt begins® I believe she suggested
it was in Ohio. Lois Sheak described
the Mennonite colony and also the defense program
in eastern Virginia«. Margaret Horst told
of some of her experiences this summer. She
seemed to think that driving a tractor m s the
most important* Following the election of officers,
Miar Zimmerman gave a splendid critic16
— Goldie Hunsmal
If some of the College students seem a
little stiff the next few days, it isn’t because
they are oollege students but because
they have been playing "College ball" at the
first outing of the nchcol year.
Saturday evening former Normal students,
together with this years Normal II students and
a few others climbed into a trailer pulled by
a *27 Chevrolet. It turned toward Hone Quarry
and arrived there, too, without any flat tires.
After a lively ball game the group enjoyed
a delectable supper of lamburger sandwiches,
toasted cheese sandwiches, tomatoes,
orange drink, graham oraokera (marshmallows
between) and apples.
While the evening shadowa appeared, we
descended the mountain. Our hearts were drawn
near to our great Creator as we beheld his
majestic handiwork, blended our voices in songs
of praise and listened to a quartet sing "Just
As God I .a & d , "Lead Kindly Light" and "Upward"
Darkness was upon us now* Fourteen jolly
College students again climbed into the trailer
and Chevrolet singing their way baok to dear
One of the Normal Ones,
First Student— WI aurely wish my autobiography
Sus-.vnd Studont-'^AbJut «hom did you write ifc?w
Sept,, 16, J942
"If it (a novol) makas you feol like
leaving your own task and running away, to scalp
Indians, or to gat into tho movies, it is the
wrong kind. If it opens your eyes to 'acree
of diamonds* at home, if it informs your mind,
purifies your heart, and strengthens your will
to fight more bravely your own battle right
where you are, it is the right kind*"
— Henry Turner Bailey
nThat Book is good whioh puts me in a
working mood." — Emerson
Beginning this week a doaen or so books
will be put on display on the desk and will be
changed every week. You may look at them right
there, take them to a table, or oheok them out.
The Bulletin Boards will also receive more
attention. Watoh them.
Through a downpour of rain I hurried from
tho X-Hall. I decided to borrow an umbrella so
that I might go to th® "Dorelline" apartment
of the Mumaw residence to prepare supper. The
first friend, whom I contacted for an umbrella,
had just givon hers to another out-of-the-dorm
student® The second attempt at another friend’s
door resulted in my getting the much-needed
article. When I again reached second floor I
searched in vain to find the partner who wanted
to share the umbrella. Finally, I decided to
leave unaccompanied. As I walked out the back
door ready to put up the umbrella, J. discovered
it had just stopped raining. I walked homo
enjoying a rainbow*
— Caroline Plank
To do what? To grasp every opportunity
that oomea our wayI As the year is just starting,
we should be wide awake and have our eyes
open, so that we might not miss one of the
grand opportunities that comes to us.
If we step into the library we should
fill every spare moment we have. In our
classes we should gain more knowledge by going
the second mile. Let us not forget the opportunities
we have in Christian service. We can
go to the jail and almshouses and glorify God
by singing. We may draw the people’s thoughts
heavenward by speaking to them. Then, too, wo
oe>.n deliver the raossag® of Salvation by taking
"Th® Way" to each home in Harrisonburg. The
echool year is short} let ua make use of our
time so we can look back and say we have been
blessed in attending E.M.S.
*C. Marvin Eghleman
My First Impressions of E.M.S.
As the fcua drov® toward Harrisonburg and
I caught a glimpse of brick buildings to the
right, my heart began to quivor for the first
time since I had thought of coming to E.M.S,
To think that I had come 'way down here to
Virginia to attend school where I knew only
one other student gave me a queer feeling.
But I didn’t have much time to think of that.
Brother Chester’s cheery welcome soon made me
brget the uneasy feoling. The ride through
the large town of Harrisonburg made me realise
that~we must be quite a distance from New York
City. E.M.S. looked just like the pictures 1
had seen of it. After a much appreciated r®«
past at Brother Chester’s home, I waa brought
to the school and shown around. Tho inside
impressed mo as much as the surroundings. Added
to the cheerfulness of the roojas was tho
friendliness of everyone* How could I help
but feol at homo in such a Christian atmosphere
1 am glad indeed that tho Lord led ms to E.M.S,
to prepare for my life work.
— Edith Vandor Ploeg
Tho X-Hall on Friday night was the scone
of a hard-fought basketball gam© bet»T®en th©
Armeriane and Philomatheans. Although some of
the now boys helped play, each boy did hie part
to make the game exciting. From th® to s-up
to the final T/hiatlo, we spectators were kept
oa our toss watching the quick and spectacular
plays. The game ended with a score of 25-18
in favor of the Armorians. To them v/e extend
our heartiest congratulations, but to th©
Phillios w® say, "If you don't succeed once,
— Coilson Barton
Knoxville's Need of God
Three years ago the ministers and th©
politioal loaders of Knoxville met in conference,
tho ministers asking tho mayor to stop
the legal sal© of whiskey.
Th© politicians’ argument was that if
Knoxville did not make whiskey legal th® minors
children would buy and drink through th® bootleggers
Three weeks ago one of Knoxville’s best
known ministers mot with the mayor to try to
get him to enforce blue laws for Knoxvillo.
If Knoxville, th® city with th© reputation
of having the most churches, would hav® a
passion for its lost souls that are going to
Christlasa groves, the problem would be elim-inatod.
Aavwrti* ©maul;'8 I t i a ' o uoxitg^ biology idk8A
It was the first for the school tormj also
for a few of us, the very first hike of that
The botanical life waa very well explained
to us by Brother Pellman, our capable— shall I
say, Pilot? V/e literally needed a boatman.
Before -we got started right the rain drops began
to cool our b>dieaj moreover they helped to make
more beautiful the verdure of Waterman’s WoodsI
About seventy-five different kinds of plants and
trees were observed but just before the heaviest
ahower we w;re piloted into a "so-called" rain
shelter. Hire we studied the peculiar, secret,
obstinate Inbits of e turtle of which we wanted
to take a picture.
After looking at a few more plant specimens
wh©3 tho rain had ceased, we waded through
the soppy meadow back "home5’•
— D. Rohrer Eshleman
r -iday evening after literary the Astral
Sooie'y of 1942-43 mot in the Aatra-labcratory
for ;s first program. After devotion and
olefbioa of officers we adjourned to Vesper
Heights 30 that wo could enjoy the program out
iv.der the stars.
You didn't know there was a royal family in
the sky, did you? Well, there iej Kenneth Leasa
told us about King Cepheus and his queen, Caaai-opeia.
The heiress to their throne was the
lovely Princess Andromeda who was delivered from
the jawa of a dreadful monster by noble Perseus.
E_r& Kafsiger told us about the animals in
the sky’s jsoo and the beautiful legends concerning
them. Ruth Winey gave un an interesting discussion
of the "Virgo" group of constellations.
The aky has heroes, too, Alton Horst told us.
Keroules and other famed characters of mythology
are forever visible to us as stars. The last
speaker, Caroline Plank, told us of a number of
constellations classed as miscellaneous. In the
few remaining minutes Bro. Braokbill pointed out
some of the heavenly bodies to us.
We descended the hill having more 3tar
friends than before® If you see any ’’atar-gaxers"
on a clear night, don’t become alarmed. It will
only bo the Astralites getting acquainted with
aom© more of our nooturml sky friende*
— Zuben el Genubi
What the Bible brings to you depends in a
arge measure on what you bring to it. You may
have a crumb, or a loaf, or a granary full to
ursting, juot as you choose.
cSCRIBLEHUS — Friday evening 3jl5
Dijsorcation on,— Well, read and find out.
Sohnitz I sing and the JJoonl Not that
the Moon necessarily has anything to do with
schnitr, but who knows?
Yea snit*, that’s a musical word and deserving
of a tonic solfa or a dominant seventh..
What emotions it oan stirl There now is a
theme for an entire oratorio. If only Barlow
had liked achnit* he would have written a
greater olasaio than he did on hasty pudding.
Why there is no comparison between oepfel
Sohnitt and musht Could any desert be rarer in
flavor? Why snits ia to mush or any other
principal diet or main entree what Oh well most
anything is to anything else, only better.
Ah snitzl At the consummation of dessert
I hie me to the aohnitz bag and top off
the meal with good old ^pple schneidinga. They
are so accessible there in the corner drawer.
I need no spoon, no diah, no acoop, but with
my hand I grab acdoaen little^dried-up crescents
and munch awaf fjj£ln§re now I had a hunoh
after all that the ; moon had 'Something to do
with snits. 'iThy the moon, has sonte^hing to do
with nearly everything elafekwe eat,\of course
schnits oould not be an exceptionI?lV
Oh the chewy, goody, goob y snitelings,
with the aged and mellow flavorVf cured apple I
Slightly springy, a little like ^um drojis but
superior to them as Oh well why n’ped I m£ke a
comparison? They are superior not so muih in
lasting properties as in that incomparable
flavor, better than that of the fresh apjple,
brash and raw and unseasoned by £he sun /fetnd the
air. / /
That toot of apple snits’’ia the cheapest
of delicacies. There’s no n^ed for ,-rfugar or
oream or palt or pepper or' spice pT-’ refrigerator
or overdo give gjv'preeerve,^6r restore that
inimitable, a£Xjjfrlng# and irresistible gusta-toriation.
When *aitf clown to my meals and
they are all delicious as any meals oould be
the thought of yonder sohnita poke with the
wrinkly, resilient, brown apple cuttings brings
a keen incentive to eat.
Aoh sohnitB, that’s what apples were made
Sohnita I sing and the Moonl
Mo T. Braokbill
If the Bible is worth anything at all, do
not hastily stuff down a chapter on retiring,
when you are too tired to enjoy it. Make it
your daily food. "Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly", either Christ is all in all, or
™ a°thing at all.
Submitted— Norman Deratine
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