Rosa Mao Kurts
If. T. Braokbill
It Could Be V/oraa
School next Saturday,
following Wednesday's schedule.
Thank:: to the Janitor for
cleaning the gravel front the
November 18 j, 1942 ___ _
One fourth of the sohool year is gonei This
paat term waa the longest of the four school
terms. The other three will be a part of history
before we realise it. All of us, by this time,
have become adjusted to the routine of school
life and are acquainted with the students and
faculty. I am cure that we feel at hone around
Maybe some of us ware playing in our class
work the first term and were not making the best
use of our time. Perhaps we wanted to see what
grades we made bafora wa studied too hardi Let*s
make our sohool work really count co that our
money will be well spent in the remaining three
terms of sohool. ‘
'THERE SHALL I WORK?
W. T. Truett
"Father, where sliall I work today?"
And my love flowed warm and fraej
Then Ha pointed me out a humble spot,
. And said, ’’Tend theit for M e 0"
1 answered quiokly, "Oh, no, not that.
Why no one would ever sea,
No matter how well iny work was donej
Not that little place for meo"
And the word He spoke, it was not stern.
He answered me tenderly,
”Ah, little one, search that heart of thine,>
Art thou working for them or Me?
Nazareth was « little place
And so wan Galilee a”
— ’"The Pilot"
______ ______________ Vol. IV No. 12
7/hen you think of Gospel Teams, what is
brought to your mind? You’re right, it’s
tracts. Four Gospel Teams went out over the
week end and quite a number of traots were
On Thursday evening e tract wrapping bee
was hold in Room B . About twenty-five willing
helpers came. Many hands nsede the work go
fast. Around fifteen hundred wrapped tracts
were tha results of our labors.
Perhaps you think that wrapping and distributing
tracts is such insignificant work.
We cannot see all the results of thin work but
I ’m sure God will bless eaoh one that gave hie
time to help.
— Elisabeth Bailer
The Worth of a Human Soul
How; valuable do we regard human souls?
God gave His only begotten Son to redeem souls
and considers one soul worth more than the
whole worlds ~ ”
Sunday morning Brother B. B* King brought
vividly to our minds the fact that there are
thousands of lost souls in the rural areas and
mountain districts of our country.
— Ellen Kauffman
Ad Luna et Cetera* »
About a month from now you will be given
. a chance to see the moon, Saturn and Jupiter
through the telescopes«
— M oT oB o
E. M. S.
3y the Hearth
Yes, my Dears, that la a lovely bouquet, it
is a gift from Parkview Nurseries. X am glad to
share it with you* 1 want also to give you soma
posies this evening, not for your vases, but for
You know, not a beautiful word or aot escapes
me<> I see you in your rooms, in classes,,
on the campus, on the halls, in town, or the
road. I see you everywhere. And oh how I am
thrilled to see among you the Christian graoes,
tho virtues, the marks of refinement and culture,
the outworkings of Christian lov®.
You will not know, perhaps, otherwise how
muoh your sincerely friendly word to one of your
teachers meant to him* It showed him too that
your sooial barometer registered a favorable
"high”. Your oourteaies, kindnesses, thoughtfulnesses
win for you esteem, admiration, favor
that are not small factors in your cuocesa. 1
know too how good it makes.you feel.
I do not like to spoil this bouquet, but I
must say, I know too how mean and craven, dirty
and despicable a few feel when they "pull off"
some trick, some deprecating or disrespectful
lunge, or when they willfully and openly disregard
a rule for show purposes. The misery is
ail theirs. And there isn’t any down-paymant
toward sucoess in it either.
I like to see you serious, of course, but
serious with a smile. You can't trade smilas for
unprepared lessons, and not many of you try to
do that. But 1 know your teaohera would rather
see you smile when you do not know your lesson
than frown or soowl. But I see your tears, too.
They tell a story nothing else does. But a
smile through tears,-that’s best of all. Thar®
is conscience, struggle, and victory that those
tears focus onto success.
And it comes, surely it comes. If Christian
effort can't expect success, what on earth
oan? To see you accomplish things is the joy of
my soul. I know how happy you are whan you can
solve that unyielding problem, when you manage
at last to whip up your originality to a trot in
that theme or speech. I know how glad you are
to help a opmrade through a hard pull. I know
how you tingle with delight when you oan lift a
schoolmate out of discouragement or dispondency.
I want you to know I am thrilled,too.
My Dears, is E.M.S. different? Is it?
Ah, it is just such things as these that make it
ao. Cod bless you and help you to keep it so.
Not just to bo different,, No, not thatj but to
be what a Christian sohool ought to be.
— Your Alma Mater
On. Saturday evening about 30 students
accompanied by Mias Kemrer wont to the X-Hall.
All of the students were full of vim,
vitality, and life. Everyone was ready for an
exciting evening. The first game suggested
was "Doea She Cackle." Immediately the students
formed two lines and the game started.
The X-Eall echoed with the sound of hens cackling.
After tho Eons stopped ’’cackling" the
"Plying Dutchman’1- proceeded to fly around the
circle. But it was "too deep” for the Dutchman
because it v?au ’‘Throe Deep*'’
"Bird, Pioh, end Animal" was the next
gams played. Thin was followed by a relay
of setting up "Ten Pins".
At Sjl6 thirty happy students walked
from the X-Eall back to their dormitories remarking
about the wonderful time they had.
— Dorothy Hackman
Nimrod vs. Avian Society
At six o'clock Thursday evening, November
12 the Avian Society met in the Biology
L&b. and enjoyed a program about game birds
and their protection. Urio Bonder instructed
us in the protection of gam® birds. Biographies
of the English P.ing^necked Pheasant,
Bob Y/hite Quail and the Wild Gecne were given
by Gladys IIo s tetter, Bernice Kolb and Dorothy
Lehman, respectively. The Jtsadow Minstrels
in care of Joseph Baer sang "The Lark Song."
Betty Braokbill recited the poem "To a Waterfowl"
by IVilliam Cullen Bryant. Alton Horst
told us how to be good sportsmen while hunting.
Finally Brother Hostetter showed us
colored slides of hiu visit with Jack Miner.
— Evalyn M. Shoemaker
Don't Be a Blur
1 would like to take a picture of you all
at your Thanksgiving Dinner. It will have to
be a tins picture of a ecaond or more. I bes=--
itat© vory muoh to ask you to delay for a few
minutes your enjoyment of the feast, but I
believe you will like to have a remsmbranoa of
that event and will graciously cooperate in
promptly growing quiet and holding perfeotly
still the short while necessary. Thank you.
Astral Sooietyi Regular meeting Thursday
6 a O C p, n.
Communion» Sunday even: lg
M o v . JLb, I S & g - 3 -
"As Ithara See Ua"
To the winning debate team
To the losera for giving them a good
To tha/uefoars, for so thoroughly ushering
bufc couldn't ther^' ija a few lea a
trips \o th^fore.jKJMaryanga stand,
miorophbna and such?
j \ +
A pp les^orr^eak^ftA$-. or!’Saturday were
nioe and c$lincs|^%ut' i*ha/ chji.S.dren somehow
couldn't ort the slfiip and jroj pooled them onto
the floor fat\^ho fitesit ©n^i'anok, and then company
came.j I "hope ^pay cfidn't Maine the
janitor, f’pr it waa the childrens way of
doing thinga. \
Waa th^t you who wrote on Joseph B a e r’s
neat bullet^i board announcement of Class
Mooting? Ijdidn’t think £t waa youS Of
course, the \c&rd probably *[iould haya b e a ^ ' ^
taken down wkeh the moating **waa o v s e . /
Public D ^ ^ r a r y spirit Stp.s rsiu ^ned*-full-grown,
and an old-time crowd o^tJag^j^'listen-*
ers stimulated thh platform apiS&ksra.
There are some mo;'~ab in /it<j?e,--' ao bring your
inspiring faces tfgaAns \
and Armenitriisuarg 'all "haying impro^p^u prog
grams, or/'6fiey have run ot^t of ideas; or they
are afraid no one will oomoXif they\po8t a
program or . . . The bulletin boaaS looks
rather hopeless as far ae Idtee&sy* activities
go. Time wae when two programs were up simultaneously.
Committees to the reeouel
— The Owl
Pennsylvania Goapal Tour
The Gospel Tour group to Stealton, Meck-villa,
and Lancaster report a very profitable
time. Saturday afternoon was spent in visiting
several homes and singing at a funeral
eervioa in Steelton. The program at the
mission in the evening was well attended.
Sister Arlene Bumbaugh is enjoying her work
as a co-worker in the mission homa0
The group was splendidly reoeived at the
Meckville Mission. After visiting in several
homes we enjoyed a supper at Gladys' home.
The last program was given at Vine Street
Mission in Lancaster. Before returning on
Monday we visited the Lancaster Mannonita
School where we took part in the devotional
exercises. Personnel! Anna Souder, Marjorie
Sta vrya oodnctos
The wind waa mad* It wanted to push everything
over, tear everything up, blow everything
away. It was in a bad mood, temperature subnormal,
and suffering a fit of tantrums.
Hats wore first worn, suraly, where no wind
blew; but why they don’t put chin straps on the
flittery things for civilian use, 1 hardly know.
One needs his hands ordinarily for other purposes
than carrying guns, but when you have to
hold your hat on with both hand*?, whatever are
‘you going to dc?
Mosart w asn’t hanging on to his hate But
it did require some effort to keep hanging on to
the limb on which he waa perohsd* That tail of
his iff a wonderful balancor and stabiliser, iSven
ao ha waa doing a beautiful rooking chair rhythm
and singing nosso fcrta, a la ataoatto. I ventured
Mosart, saya I, I w r s wanting to aak you
whether the campus folks have been a bit more
sociable than they woro a month ago. Have they
been visiting with you vary muoh?
Says he; "To toll the truth of the matter,
only two have puased for a chat with ua, and they
were a delightful pair of young ladiea. Jenny
said afterwards that we ought to have them on
our Rockingham Mockingbird a capo11a spring concert
next May, an prlma donnas or prima something"
Saya I, Well Sir, my good friend, I am indeed
sorry that t*uoh a notable couple of giftod
artists ahoyId rocaivo suoh neglect at the hands
of our people, I thought euroly I had done something
to remedy the matter. But Mozart, you know,
wo Mennonitea are awfully busy people. You never
saw the like of it anywhers 0.1.2a * And we are
dreadfully practical. Say, an idea strikes me.
I tall you what to do: Offer voice l e a E o n s for
a nominal fee and advertise in th« Weather Vane.
I'll give you free use of the Observatory as
your studio. Perhaps, later on, our Music Director
will share his offices in the new chapel
when it is completed.
The Avian Trail
8 i00 Saturday morning found eleven Avians
ready to follow their leader to Waterman's Wood.
As we left tha building, throa of the group
turned back for more wraps. When they joined ua
their number had increased to six. We awaited
the rising of the sun with eagerness, for toes,
fingers and faces wera beginning to tell ua how
cold it waa. The oraws had almost convinced ua
that thoy ware the only birds in existence, when
Brother Hoatetter picked out the call of a golden_. Filer, Ellen Keener, Rohrer Eshleman, Paul
orowned Kinglet. In all, eighteen species of Showalter, and Russell Baer,
winter birds were seen. Persimmons, ic,e-cold \ — Secretary
from Mother Nature*a refrigerator, were served
ao refreshment, t
Come on, loyfcl Avians, let’s all turn out
for the next hike.
-~Ruih P.. Y.*r\r
”t*o to the Head of the Class”
Nino Collage students and ex-college students
were entertained by Miriam, Esther and
fiorothy Lehnan Saturday evening. Vlo had a very
good tine playing "Go to tho Head of the Class"
It v<raa interesting for some of the new sohool
teaohers to '’play” sohool. Each pupil waa allowed
to move up one desk if he could answer
the question asked by the teacher, Robert Lehman.
If he could not answer, he stayed in the
dime© c o m e r . (Some of us had a bard time
getting out of that comer.) Bright pupils
could skip a grade by passing an examination.
If you were the toaoher’s pet you were allowed
to advance several desks. For writing note*
or making faces at the teacher, a pupil was
demoted rather than' promoted*
,A delicious lunch of ice cream, rite
oraokera, lemonade, ohooolate-ooversd peanuta,
and apples waa devoured just about six minutes
before 10»00 p.m.
— Lillian Brunk
On Language Health
language is the stuff thoughts are made of.
Ever dislocate a wordl Cheer up. It ie a
Reduction of verbal fractures require no
splints. With the application of grammar, healing
is immediate. But c'on’t forget it is easy
to rebreak them.
Hast forgot a word? Let it trouble thee
not. Get thee a tfeesaurua.
For common language ills consult a good
grammar or a dictionary.
From the Land of Books
"If I oame into fortune, the first thing I
should do would be to buy a house and put up
bookshelvesj then I should buy books to fill them.
Then I should buy a chair and oit down and read
There are a great many actions that would
never be committed if men oculd always remember
Hew books on missions are on the shelvesi
Nigeria, the land, the People, and Christian
Progress ; Tho Task of tKe Christiaan Church3 The
F rontXer Peopled of India} tKq Cross above the
orescent •"'S't'irS’lB’tl'oaT Survey of'TjorTdHSfisalong
TtTTis one 'la on res'srve)
Mennonitos in Europe by John Horsch is the
newesF b'oolc"on our lustory as a ohuroh. S. F.
Coffman in his introduction to the book says,
f,It is fortunate for the brotherhood that the
author of this volume on the history of the
Mennonite Churoh in Europe should have been born
and reared almost at the doorstep of the birth-plaoe
of the Mennonite Churoh. John Horsch—
through his diligent research over a period of 53
years has brought to us the light of the past*"
A l>v*a y \ n n
- 4 -
~fsn Ages of Man Expressed in Menu Form
1. Milk i
2. Milk and bread
3. Milk, bread, eggs and spinach
4. Oatmeal, bread and butter, green apples
and all day suokere*
5. loe cream sodas and hot dogs
6 * Minute steaks, fried potatoes, coffee and
7. Bouillon, roast duck, weinter schnitzel,
potato parislenno, egg plant a 1 *opera,
demi tasse and Roquefort chees®.
8. Two soft boiled eggs, toast and milk.
9. Crackers and milk-
- - Submitted by Me ry Ilurst
After seeing many of the soot-blaokenW
homos of Knoxville, we were taken into on® of
tho ,hom©8 which was blackened by sin. The
very sick mother war? not p,ble to speak to us
because of partial unconsciousness. Brother
Gehman spoke to the 'family about salvation,
tho only answer was— silencei We appreciated
in a new way the message of several gospel
ecngs as we sang them in this audienou. Bro*
Shenk planned to return to this home again
Monday hoping for an opportunity to help the
pneumonia victim before her fate is eternally
sealed. — J, Lestor Eahlenan
Our first program was at the Knoxville
Kiesion Friday night and we were there again
Sunday forenoon. Saturday evening and Sunday
evening w© were at Concord, Tm’e were inspired
by the oonseoratsd live;; of the workers at
the Mission and enjoyed tho Christian fellowship
with them. At the services we found people,
especially children, who were eager for
the truth* their almost perfect behavior and
attention showed it. May the Lord bless the
seed 'that was sown that it may bring forth
— Mary FIorenoa Shenk
Overheard in the Station Wagon
When the three men w o r e .on the front seat.
"It la 00 orowdod that we have to breathe al-ternately.:‘
Brother Gehman when Gladya drove— "She
handles that steering wheel aa if she had out
her teeth on' it.”
The staff erroneously reported in last
w eek’s paper that LeRoy fceeik is a campee. We
regret the error.
* * *
Lewie Strite and George Miller left for
camp at Galax, Virginia, this week.
>* * >*
Reports of West Virginia and Altoona
Gospel tear3 will appear in asxt week's paper.
— Newa Caster
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