September ?.3, 1942 E . M. S . V o l. IV , No, 4
Rosa Mae Kurtz
M* T . Brackbill
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I t was 9i30 a .m ., time for Sunday school.
Majestio music was floating down from the ohimes
in the tower. Quite a number of people were
assembling for worship on this particular mornin
As I waited for the red light to turn
green I noticed a family of three ooming up the
sidewalk* The father was on the side toward
the street and the lit t le boy (Junior, perhaps)
was trudging along between father and mother.
Aa the trio approaohed the c om e r . Junior (? )
looked up into the face of his father and held
out hia lit tle white hand as i f to say, "Give me
a penny"* With no hesitation on the part of
father the penny made its appearance. And you
should have seen that face beam with literal sunshine
* * *
"Ask and it (power to live the Christian
life at its maximum) shall be ^iven you*"
— B .
Aren’ t we good reflectorst The person who
stumbled against you and rushed on without a
word oaused a alight frown upon your brow0 An
unexpected kind act mctde your eyea grow bright*
When you saw the winsome smile of your best
friend your faoe lit up instantly* A cloud of
gloom partially eclipsed your countenance when
you heard that unkind word tnougntiessiy uttered^
Yes, w e ’ re good reflectors* But wait! What
kind of an image are we showing the other person?
Astral Society, Friday 8 il5 * Indoors or outfc
Is Yours a One Story Intellect?
"The mind becomes like that upon which it
In turn we might say that the mind in s is tently
feeds upon that which it has become lik e .
Another author speaks of one, two, and three
story in tellects. A survey made on a typical
day last week showed that approximately sixty
students read the daily newspapers in our reading
room on that particular day. Their reading
wa8 distributed over the various sections of
the papers as follows
Headlines (only) — — — --- 4
One or more front page articles — 35
"Funnies'1 -— ------ --- ----- 31
Miscellaneous a r t i c l e s -- — ----29
Pictorial sections — — — — — 2
Advertisements --— ----- — — — 6
E d i t o r i a l s ----- -- ---- — — 2
Those scanning entire paper — ---16
No attempt was made to classify these readers
as one, or two, or three story intellects,
but it was decided that the "funnies" unquestionably
belong to the "one story" realm*
— Committee of Statistical Research
"Procrastination is the gangster that ie
going t r o u g h this world and ia robbing immortal
nouls of heaven^,"
"Worry about nothing
Pray about everything
Be thankful for anything."
— Author Unknown
— Submitted by Walter Sohlabaoh
“ & -
Prom the Cookie Jar
"Were it ap easy to cook, as to tell how
to cook, and wiah were a dish, we could dine
from our book.” I am sure the person who wrote
these lines must have boon a cook.-
I t might be nice these hot days to wave a
wishing wand and havo a ll thoae good dishea wa
like without ao much stewing and fry in g « I f a
wish were a dish likely we would not wial. for
those nourishing foods, but in these days of
auger rationing we would be calling for a heaping
dish of delicious chocolate fudge and a
pitcher of ice cold lemonade# Wo may tarry
long at the bon-bon box and ice-cream counter.
1 am glad it was not planned that we
should live by wishing. I t 's so muoh fun to
work# I am aure we would be a crabbed, dissatisfied
family i f we did not have interesting
things to do.
Maybe we would be like stupid Peter who
sat down on top of the wishing gate and oried'
beOauae he couldn't find i t . He d id n 't do a
thing but wish he could find the wishing gate
so his wishes could be granted.
Last week I heard someone wishing for cooler
weather. Our kitchen ia hot these September
days but when old man winter comes puffing thro
our back yard and blows his ioy breath against
our windows you w ill hear us say, "How oozy it
i s . " There will be chatting over the coffee
oup3 at breakfast by the friendly kitchen stovee
— Mary Suter
Cm September 15, the Freshman and Sophomore
day student girls were entertained by Miss
Zimmerman at the "Park Retreat".
Our appetites being the only admission
asked, we arrived there in high s p irits . Some
of us were not very well eoquainted so we intro-duced
ourselves by telling our names and where
we were from# Incidently the largest number
represented were "Park Viewers'*. Ey this time
we had worked up enormous appetites® Due to
the fact that we were asked to bring nothing
exoept our appetites the food that was prepared
for us disappeared very rapidly*, The tasty
lunch included toasted cheese sandwiohesa potatc
chipst. weinersv apples,, cookies,, pickles„ tomtt“'
toes,, and candy u I t was then time for us all to
return to the sohool for our 1>00 p<,m« c las sea o
We a il wiah trc> extend to Miss Zimmerman our
>•••!»*• ion and Thank You*a" for the nice time
(■ v". 0-ai Expression l- (tear
.ii* '.■ £ >T,*ter ■'o i o r e d b o y s ^ o a o o o o
Fr om Engli sh 11 Z It* 3 s *
Directions on how to drive a car0
"F ir s t you adjust the seat and then sit be-n
“ -I.# Mae Bt i*e r '
Mr., Hawkins, gazing gloomily into space,
dreamily arises from a bunk and lights a cigare
tte . He utters, "Even they have left me—
averybody drinks, why must I be the one that
doesn't know when to stop?— Have I come to this?
Gan it possibly be I ’m io Jail? — Oh why* why
tfhy, did I ever start? Where can I go, what oan
I do? Is this all that shall come of my life ? ”
* * *
His thinking is interrupted by the sound
of footiiteps below his window. " I wonder who
the unluoky chap ia? 1 hope he cornea into my
c e l l . I need oompany for this boredom w ill
drive me ineanao"
* * *
Soft music floats into hio cell® "Troubled
heart thy God ia c a llin g .”
" I 'm troubled a ll r ig h t ,” he muses* "I
wonder who they are?" Hawkins reclined on hia
bare bunk to drink the worda in . "He ia drawing
very near a” — -
* * *
In 'the dim light he aeea a young man with
a book. On him God haa laid the responsibility
of saving this soulo W ill this messenger be
successful? Or w ill another soul reject the
loving Saviour? This messenger ia no stronger
than the power of the prayers bolstering him*.
Each Sunday scenes similar to this take
place in the Harrisonburg prison,, Prayer
determines largely what the result w ill be<,
Prayer prepares the heart of the prisoner so
that he oan receive the message» Prayer prepares
the message before the messenger gives
i t o Prayer calls down power from heaven with
which to present the message* Prayer keeps the
convert safe from evil after he receives the
messageo W ill you pray?
« * *
Converts who are now in ja il a re » Woodroe
Falla„ Allen Roedeap,, Gilbert. Long Saint Clair ,
and Prank Hypero Theae found their Saviour
last Sundayo Leander Long was converted the
Sunday before^ After his 'trio : Thursday .
' ©turned home0 Hia chief vtr-e * <• r: <
feels weak* but ia dete. mir." ' ’ 1
wife a Christian hue band c Me.. j -
baokslidi-n and says:, ” 1 oan’ t im *v •<
here, why try?"
W ill these men have victory; Auc the*'.-
names to your prayer iiat..
— Ezra Nafziger
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B-B i-A-X-I-M~U-M C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
Lord, I like it Here
Lord, I like it hare.
The world thou hast mo.do is good.
The sun’ s so warm, the morn’ s so cool.
The air how swaet and bracing!
The mountain water how refreshing I
I long not for the golden streetsj
The grasa is kind, the flowers cheering.
The City fa ir I long not for
With mountains, woods and gardens here*
Heaven’ s for me when body's done
And my soul can’ t sense this world's f a ir
f i e l d s .
Lord, I ’m here where you want me to he,
And here let me rejoice to live
Nor pine for happier world.
Let me work ny work and bless my day.
Give me power and w ill to taste
Barth’ s! sweets, and sense tsy duty,
The truth of the hour to learn.
Let mo be content with the present—
Hot tomorrow but today,
Nor next year but now*
Let me dream and hopej but let me
In today see dreams oome true—
Some beauty seen, some truth discovered,
Some soul l i t up*
Lord, I like it here.
— M .T .E .
Do You Feel at Home?
In Africa ■where the houses are made of mud
and grass it is not so d iffic u lt to move and
build another if the garbage has risen to the
window level. Their mode of living calls for
no bettor d isp o sa l'o f garbage and rubbish than
to "throw it out the window.” However, here
at E .M .S . it would be slightly inconvenient to
move the bu ildin g, so we move the rubbish instead.
We do not move it from the place where
it has fallen out of the window or on the floor,
but when we find ourselves in the possession
of suoh a rtic le s , we move toward a waste-basket
or a receptacle of liko purpose and make the
Since we are Americans, let us use American
customs. But i f you are from Africa we
want you to feel at home so you may throw things
out the window. After the satisfaction of this
homey feeling has, oome over you, quiokly Americanize
for a few minutes end as fast af/ you can
go pick up that unsightly b it of trash that no
one likes to see.
— Caroline Plank
Our words slip by,
Like arrows fly
TiTlth motives good,
We make them go,
For weal or woe,
To make hearts glad,
In human hearts
Love’ s message starts
The joys of life
Hate's poisonod darts
Give stinging smarts
That fester deep
Our words react,
With deep lmpaot.
And alnvays add
Their good or bad
Or s in .
Dear Lord, inspire
In us desire
For words of light
And make us wise
To use and prise
The words that l i f t
By J . S . Axtell
— Selected by J . L . S .
"As Ithers See Us”
Phutt--phutt— sputter, cough— ahem-aheml
At last I am able to make myself heard. I have
been silent so long that I was hardly sure I
s t il l possessed the faculty of speeoh. Whew,
this dust is stiflin gj I oan hardly breathe.
I t is bad enough to have ones beak and eyes
covered let alone being exposed to publio gase
on top of the museum ca3e with even the color
of ones feathers changed by dust.
* * *
My friend the fox has whispered to me about
the boy in Chapel who sits with .his neok resting
against the baok of the bench.
* * * '
And say, oouldn’ t some of the fir s t floor
b u lletin board announcements be posted in heater
form? I have reference at this moment to tha
announcement concerning the Senior proofs.
B~B £ M-A-X-I-Ji-U-M C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
An Id e a s Seniors
Hare9% afl idea for a class g i t t V a * air-1
cular wall of river rook two and a half feet
high around the observatory* with stone benohefi
inserted at four or five plaoeso And with it
a pyramydal sun dial just south of the building
in the enclosures, The diameter of the enclosure
would have the else of the mowed lawp
around it now.
This would set o ff the building in a
beautiful manner*. You could do this this fa ll
before winter and enjoy the sight of your g ift
the rest of the year* Much of this work you
*»ould do yourselves and thus reduoa the money
cost of the g i f t , YJhat do you say2
Off the Schedule
Sfo» it -wasn’ t a parade, we weren’ t orderly
enough for that* And it wasn't a stampede, a lthough
I ’ ll admit we did start off with a bang
and a lot of noise. But wa were off on a hikeo
The bu lletin board said w© would be gene about
an hour and a quarter, and--"No steap h ills T*
That vas a ll the information we oould secure*
Yfhat more oould we ask than s. bright moon overhead
with just enough cloudlets to make a few
silver lin in gs, a friend by our side, and
melody in our heart, and going plaoas— 1
We sang, wa talked* wa laughed, we walked-*-
Yes, wa walked, well someone said a good five
miles, but I say that by a ll appearanoas,
( s t i f f jo in ts, you know,) it was at least five
And we had the privilege of leaving our
testimony with tha lads in the oonviot camp.
They said they enjoyed our singing and askad
ue to oome again*
I t was tha and of a perfect day— a perfect
— Isabel Groh
L ife i What is life ? I t is that which oomee
from Goda Then it belongs to God and if it belongs
to Him, He has a right to claim it at any
time. Ha has only entrusted it to us for a
short period of time and put into our possession
the power of choice. I t is ours to ohoose
whether we shall return to Him who has prepared
a beautiful place for us or go to tha place prepared
for the devil and his angels. Why should
it be than that so many ohoose tha place which
is less beautiful? Why la it that those of us
who are walking in the Light f a i l to eaa the
need of thosa about us? Have we realised tha
seriousness of their ohoioe? Is there nothing
we can do about it?
— T illia Yoder
^ ijrom _the
’ " The announcement on the bulletin board
rsad "Basketball tonight-—Adelphians versus
Armerianso Coma sea them get b e a t .” Which
t*am was to be defeated? Evidently, tha only
w-sy wa oould find out was to follow the two
teams to the X-Hallo
Basketball fans crowded the gyms slum to
ohaor tha players on and to learn the final
outcome., The Adelphian quintet, urged on by
rrany enthusiasts, played hardj but they ware
unable to quell the superior opposition of the
Armarian quintet scoring 37 points to the
I f the Adelphian team continues to play as
it did Friday night, it w ill provide ampla competition
for the other teams®
-•"Barbara C . Garber
Why I Cam© to E .M .S .
Why I came to E .M .S . often comes to my
mind. Why did I leave my home and community
and go to a placo where the people ware a ll
strangara to mo? I found out that the young men
and woman era not etrangars but that w© are one
family working for tha same causa* I think
E .M .S . ia worth many times the sacrifice that
wa had to make to be hare. I bslieve that 'lien
this school year is over wo can say that this
has bean nA Leading Of The Lord.”
The new linoleum adds brightness* to our
kitchen. We aay thank you, Bra* Weaver, for
selecting tha oheery pattern for us.
Wa also want to thank David Troyer for
giving us the alootrio fan to use during these
hot, fa ll days.
— The Three Cookies
B rie f
Those dawey buns last Thursday evening received
a favorable recaption• Thora are calls
* * *
A patient in tha third floor infirmary
rapidly recovered on Sunday. The school nurse
surely must live given him soma strong medicine.
The illness v is reported at 8 o ’ clock. Sunday
morning. By tha middle of th© afternoon tha
"patient” ~m again walking around tha campus.
*> !i> $
That waj quite a snappy breose that prevailed
on Meiday morning.
* * *
Hava plenty of patience. Your mail boxes
w ill soon be assigned to you.
♦ * *
Did you hear? Bro. D» W. Lehman picked 126
bushels of opplas on Saturday. At five cant*
par bushel, wall, you can fig'tr> t auto
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