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' ’ Sponsor*
11. T. Brackbill
November 25, 1942 E. M. S. Vol. IV, No. 13
Tho oovor pago of the current Christian
Monitor depicta throe reasons for Thanksgivingt
namely, the Roly Bible, the hone, and the horn
of plenty. Praise to God, Immortal Praise!I
"But these are written, that ye
The night believe that Jeaue is the
Holy Christ, the Son of Godj and that
Bible believing ye might have life
through His name." John £0:31
"Children ebay your paronts in
Hoiua all things; for this ia well
pleasing unto the Lord.
Col. 3 120
"But ray God shall supply all your
Plenty need according to hia riches in
glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4»19
”In everything give thanks-—
School on Saturday. Immediately our spirits
sink to the lowest ponaible level. Suddenly
Saturday beoomes one of the most preoiotia longed-for
days of the wook. Will wo really have to
give up Saturday! From November 16 to December 16
we have no Saturdays free except one. How in~
------ ft. Coming events— Lloy Knisa lectures
Deoember 3rd to 6th.
Vfith deepest regret we remember the nice
let-down feeling on Friday at 3:45 p.m., the
delightful enoose on Saturday morning, the de-lioioua
nothing-tt-do feeling on Saturday
afternoon and the ploasant get-togethers on
Saturday evening. Those highly enjoyed pastimes
are out for the duration of 1942. But,
oh joyl December 18 ia coming when we shall
be absolutely free for a whole weak and a
half. The three extra school days will be
forgotten as we enjoy the holidays with the
Mr. Turk’s Philosophy
"There’s a big fat turkey out on Grandpa’s
farm." He gobbles when we laugh— he
gobbles when we look at h/m, or slam a door
or anything. He’s nervous 1 That’s why he
gobbles at everything. I ’ve told him over and
over that it isn’t him we’re going to eat but
yesterday he stood right in the middle of the
chicken yard and just drooped hia feathers way
down. If he only knew it, he could be the
happiest fowl on the place but he won't be
comforted because he doeon’t believe the truth
There are people like Mr. TurkS Not you
of course, nor me— Oh, Noll— 0: are we?
— Iona Miller
At long last it nay be aaid that the pioturea
which you ordered a long tine ago will be ready
for you in a oouple day®. Perhaps by Wednesday
you can obtain them at the front entranceo
--M. To Braokbill
By The Hearth
'‘■Good evening, my dear teachers, I an so
happy to have an hour with you tonight. My heart
is full of joy and gratitude for the furtuitoua
circumstances of the present year.
Here are sono StayWn wine saps from a
Broadway orchard i*; Thoy aro at their beat, aa
they are just beginning’to bellow slightly.’
Help yourfcalvda to the knives and the plates.
Indeed ':tho Lord is gracious to ua here. In
this sequestered vala, the world's chaos and
turmoil aaen ratrier remato. Little interferes
with the- routine of the year’s work. I
But, ny dear teoohers, the Lord ie grad out
toward ne in giving you to me. There are twenty-one
of you left of th# eighty-one who have been
here. Many of you have long been with ms, some
over twenty years, arid you average fourteen years
in whole years or in pert, totaling nearly three
hundred years of experience within my walls, be-sides
your teaching elsewhere. You bridge the
ravine through which have plashed the years
since I fir3t began. You gather up the threads
of history and tradition running through a quarter
of a oentury. Your collegiate training sums
up more than a hundred years. Yours is the
wisdom of a iron who spent a century in college
studying widely differing courses, and yet
who is fresh in vigor, memory and enthusiasm.
What a privilege, I think, to sit at your side
and learn the wisdom gleaned through the agaai
~»:But «h, you know, I think you have a wonderful
privilege to have these fine young folks
in your clasues, and to pass on the torch of
truth to theia who graap it eagerly, and who in
turn will pass it on'to others. And here ia
something heartening for you. They love you« I
hear then on■their knees and in their hearts pray
and feel a sincere gratitude for you. Whether
you know 4 ^ or a°t» iyou are all the better for
that. And so, take heart.
Some of you are graying fast and getting a
bit bald, and you are getting near the tops of
your ladders, but you are at your best and good
for some decades yet to come, I hope.
I want to cheer you on. I know you get
tired. I know you put yourselves to the full
into your work. I know you feel a need of inspiration
at times to give you the necessary urge.
I know you take to heart your task and feel its
responsibility. I know you love your students,
even those who creep to class and bolt for the
door at the sign of dismissal. I know you try to
ur*der«tan<? and sympathise* I know you try to
stimulate then to achieve,— I know all that.
I knew too that it all looks to you like a
But listen* It isn't. The yoars have
already long aince come, when our children in
coming their memories of school days here
have turned a loving grateful thought toward
you. They are doing it today, and giving it
a place in their Thanksgiving prayer.
Take courage, go on. My blessing on
— Alica Mater
I Saw Him....
Giv® a friendly*' sMle to a stranger.
Take the blame for nomething fad might not
■ V have done* ’ a 4 ~
Forgive the mistake of another-*graciously,\
and forget itii
Rejoice with one who rejoiced.
Sympathize with a weeping one.
Help the helpless. • ----
Successfully manage three enterprises.
The loved father of five children.
The owner of a strikingly pleasant personality.
The possessor of a jolly and kind heart.
An openminded, thinking, busir.ees man mainly
interested in the greatest business—
Determined to live life at its beat— always.
’’The Lord ia my shepherdj I shall not
want.5' Surely the Lord ie a shepherd to each
of us. If we all will take a few minutes to
recall what our Shepherd ha a done for us this
past year, I know wa will soo how graciously
the Lord has taken care of all our neuida and
many wanta. So as we enter the ueason of
Thanksgiving, let us all prr,ise and thank our
Lord for the many bleusinga as our Pilgrim
Fathers did on the First Thanksgiving Day in :
tiie Plymouth Colony in the fall of 1621.
■ % ■■■■-. ' — -Ray -Horst -•
Mind your tongue? Don’t let it speak
hasty, cruel, unkind, or wicked words. Mind2
Mind your eyaal Don’t permit them to
look on wicked books, pictures, or objeots.
Mind your ears I Don't suffer them to
listen to wicked speeches, songs, or words.
Mind your lips I Don't let tobacco foul
them. Don't let strong drink paaa through
Mind your hands I Don't let then steal or
fight, or writs fifty evil word a.
Mind your heart1 Don’t let the love of
sin dwell in it. Ask Jesus to make it Hia
r.nrr * * *
— Sel’» G. Marvin Eahleman
November *25, 1942
Stranger than FictionI
Vampire Bats, Gient Armadillo, Cofiti, Peccary,
Tapir, Paca, Viechacha, Capybara, Marmoset,
Hcatain, Toucan, Cook-of-the-Rock, vBushinaster,
Piranha, Parasol Ant and other peculiar and unusual
creatures, seldom seen in the zoo, are
pictured in "The Great Naturalists Explore
South America*’ by Outright. The great naturalists
include Humboldt, Darwin, Wallace, and Hudson.
The author attempts to record the travels
and observations of these scientists, and after
reading the book we declare that he has don© an
excallonb piece of work. We regret that there
are too many '^legists'1 today, and too few naturalists
Vihat animal is able to make an opening in the
skin of a sleeping individual, auck blood, and
leave without awakening him?
What animal gives birth to four young at a
time, of same sor and identical in all respects*
Did you know that a species of alga grows
on the fur of animals?
7/here dose the Coatimondi live?
Yshat group of monkeys resemble squirrels?
’’Though not bigger than a settor (dog), it
roars like any jaguar, tiger or lion’’ What is
What snake may tip the scales at 236 pounds?
How does the electric eel produce its
What are the "plums"?
Read "The Great Naturalists Explore South
America" and learn about the interesting creat-uree
south of us.
— D. R, Hoatotter
Via were really "sounded out" on the Knoxville
trip. Grammar corrections flowed freely and
beneficially, but the motive criticisms were
really hard on us— not too hard, however.
If you smiled when introduced, you had bean
practicing for weeks. If you helped at the
Mission Home, you were trying to make a good impression.
If you apologized for a slam, you did
so only because you were afraid it would reach
the Weather Vane. If you gave someone a compliment,
you meant it as a slam. If you were re-luotant
to take "seconds” of food, it was mock
— L. Caroline Plank
Venus, the Evening Star
It may be a few weeks before you get a good
glimpse at Venus for the reason that the ecliptic
just now in the evening is very low and thet means
that the vertical rise of Venus from the setting
sun will be rather slow. But it will be good to
be on the alert if you want to be the first one
to sea it in the southwest after sundown*
Have any of you heard students saying to
their fellow classmates, "Bean, please?" If
you have heard this expression and do not
understand its significance perhaps an explanation
would bo in order. It's like this.
Saturday evening eight girls and fivo boys
arrived anmassa at the homo of Betty Mosemann
and Ava Rohrsr, in response to the unique invitations
they had previously reoeivad.
After we were shown into the cheerful
livingroom with its friondly fira, we were
each given ten email boans. Anyone answering
"yes" or "no" throughout the evening 2iad to
forfeit a bean to the person with whan he was
talking* "Fireman" and "Gao'sar" v/ere two
words portrayed very dramatically in charades,
the game of two people acting a word and the
others guessing it. A word game followed this.
Can you change the word "leva" into "hate" by
making new words, changing only one letter at
a time? It can be done.
Delicious refreshments wore served. Before
we left the beans were counted. Gladys
Shank had twenty, Lester Eshloman was second
with eighteen, while several were bankrupt.
Mary Harnish, Ruth Shenk, Grace Ketzler,
Gladys Shank, Ruth Bylor, Ruth Krady, Dorothy
Hackman, Barbara Garber, Russell Baer, Lester
Eshleman, Lester Brubaker, John Horst and
Paul Peachey unite in saying, "Thank you,
Betty and Ava, for the pleasant
'S CD ^ “-Barbara Garber
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C.P. S. Camp //• 36
Santa Barbara, Cal„
Dear Editors 1
Received the November 11th iarma of the
Weather Vane yesterday. 1 like it very much
a3 do some of the other boys here in Camp.
Tha more I road your paper, the greater longing
I have to some day visit E.M.S. and its
students. Thanks very much and may God bless
you in your work.
* * * Henry Kettering
Our school paper has reached the western
coast. There are a number of C.P.S. Camps
v/hioh are not receiving a Weather Vane. Assure
that brother, or relativo, or friend a
Vane beginning this vraek. Please pay subscription
fee of 75/ to Kathryn Hostetter.
Echoes from intro» ~U? Jiuylo Clave
A. rare kind of breaJcf set to a served to uti
at 7 j00 e«mc last Wednesday morning, in room F
by Brother J* Mark Stauffer* A box of delicious
(?) ohoas-3 and oraokers vras passed* We
v/ere invited to eat as many as our appetites
called for. Several students were brave enough
to take a whole one® Others ventured to try a
half. Several wore satisfied with a smells
The taste of cheese lingered with us* When' we
begged to be excused for a drink we were told
that water wouldn’t bring relief® We are glad
for one thing, we are still living. Aren't you
sorry you missed it? Brother Hoatetter pronounced
— Mina Click
When to Give Thanks
"Giving is living," the angel said.
"Go fetid the hungry sweet charity^s bread*"
"Must I keep giving and giving again?"
My selfish and guerulous answer rang a
"Ho", said the Angelo Her look pierced me
"Just give ’till the Master stops giving to
When I fijjst saw that poem on a mite box
I was deeply impressed and later I was told that
to really give and give oneself means to give
until it hurts* Let us carry that thought over
into Thanksgiving remembering the blessing in
adversity and giving thanks when it hurts*
Many times daily we say "Thank You"* In
laot, this phrase flows so freely from our lips
that we hardly realize it as an expression of
appreciation from the heart* But vrhen trouble
or sorrow overtakes ua then we begin to understand
and appreciate* as never before, the
thoughtfulness of loved onaa and friends., At
suoh times even a thank you seems insufficient,
to express onevs appreciation. Just such a tlia©
To the Senior Claea and all others who so
kindly shared our recant sorrow I want to express
my deop appreciation* Your sympathies and
prayers have been a real source of strength end
oomfort to us* God bless you for them*
Mother's going was indeed a shook and the
vacancy in the home is greato But after her life
of useful service to Goa we could not have asked
]Um to have done differently* Her life shall
always be a challenge ano inspiration to me0 X
thank God for the woiderful mother He p-ave me
and for the years we could spend together* And
now, she has on'y >vri~
We scrtainly appreciated the warmth and
hospitality of the Mission Home after our long,
cold drive to Altoona, Pennsylvaniaa
Our first program was given at Cannon
Station on Saturday afternoon* Saturday night
we enjoyed a pleasant visit with the Mission
On Sunday morning we were greeted at the
Altoona Mission by many happy, friendly people*
Sunday afternoon we met with the folks at Mill
Run Chapel* Brother and Sister Aaron Showalter
ore laborers for the Lord at thio place.
After the program we left for Johnstown,
Pa* We were welcomed by the Mission workers,
Brother and Sister Isaac Mast and daughter
Eunice* Our last program was given in the
Johnstown Chapol Sunday night.
We (Brother II* A. Brunk, Brother and Sister
Halph Shank, Martin Leliraan, Betty Brackbill
and Graoe Netsler) were happy we could testify
for the Lord on the Altoona and Johnstown tour*
"South of the Border"
We came through the misty twilight to a
house on the edge of the woods. After being
welcomed by our smiling little hostess we
chatted together pleasantly and looked with appreciative
eyes on the inviting table. Our
place ofcrde were graced by orange pumpkins and
cur napkinB illustrated plentoua food stores.,
One of the main dishes ?«ie Mexican chill
con earn©, a preparation of beans and meat™ A
oottage cheese salad on crisp lettuce was garnished
with radish rosea and French dressing*
When thirsty, we sipped ginger ale and grapo
fruit juice* Our meal was concluded with angel
food cake and grapes *
Elsie Kosier* for she it vies who entertained
ua, disclosed the K^steries of Mexican
cookery including the preparing of the dish she
served* The five of us thank Eiaie for the very
en,i oyab le evening *
*— One of the Five
Wanted— Sorae Pep
On Saturday evening after the study period
a group of students met in the X-hall to witness
a game between the Armerians and Philoinatheans*
Both teams did good work but the Armerians came
out on top with e score of 24 to 13. The interest^
howeverwas somewhat lacking and the crowd
ura a sine 110
Students, let"a rally around and some
interest Into our basketball games* When the
next p*• ' & n® Id '■* sur® ere thore &nd
iioost ur tear, wit'!- soma real cheering* Show
tnoiti in*-: •»: ** i n.i w them ~0Q%a Just having
you there on tne sidelinea and giving your
support will spur them on tc do their best*
Come on Students of E*M0S0 Lat6s go4
— Goldie L. Hummel
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