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E» M. Yost,
Rosa Mae Kurtz
M. T . Brackbill
January S I , 1943
Our walk to and from the Mount Harman Church
in the Blue Ridge Mountains is beautified by a
small grove of pine trees. No natter what season
of the yoar we pass this way the pines have the
same oool inviting look. They do not ohange
their oolor or foliage ua moat trees of the
I wander if we Christians are evergreen the
year round or i f we have u season of the year
when our lives lie dormant. During such a period
we do not show forth God*a love and sunshine*
May our lives be evergreen a ll the time as the
pines in the forest and thus show God’ s beauty
to a world of discontent and s in .
The balmy,* spring like breeze of Saturday
gathered together S3venteen Aviane and started
them on a hike in Waterman1b Wood. I t was an
ideal day; the wind was singing in the pines, but
our feathered friends seemed few® The faithfu l
four, c row , ctarling, sparrow and turkey vulture
were neon firato Another bird was seen which we
oould not iden tify, Even Brother Hostetter was
unable to give its name. A purple finch posed
very obligingly and a ll of us got a good view of
him. Several cardinals proudly displayed their
beautiful red plumage. The damp scent of the
pine trees made one think of spring* I thiyik that
everyone * ho wont along e,.,joyed the hike* We
saw thirteen species*
— Ruth King
V o l. XV, No. 19
Gems from the Mission Meeting
January 16, 17
1* I f one villago of India had been vioitad-per
day from th® time of Christ until the present,
the whole of India would not yet be covered.
2 . I f a ll the people of the world would be lined
up to file by, one of every five persona would,
be an Indian.
3 . There are streaks of dawn appearing in tho
dark night of heathendom.
4 . I t is only the Man of God who can bring light.
Where the light of the Gospel goes darkness
5* Is it nothing to us that thousands and millions
are dying a spiritual death?
6 . God can take your l if e , break i t up, miiltiply
it and Bpread it out among the multitude.
7 . I t is n ’ t important how muoh we have but it
is important what we do with wliat we have.
8 » God oould do wonders with our loaves and
fis h e s , i f we would give Him our a l l .
9 . One sign of the ooming of the night is the
material and spiritual famine in the desert
world of today.
-“ Submitted by Ruth Krady
Nature Society program-fhur» eve, 6»00 B io l . Lab*
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Mixed Chorus program, Saturday evening 7 *30 p.m.
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Revival meetings begin Sunday* January 24o
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B© sure to noti o thf» Owl Critic * s report™
E . M. S.
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"Through the Telescope"
The planets are on parade8 Venus and Mercury
are in the lead passing in review in the low
western sky shortly after sunseto Then as night
draws her veils mere closely, Saturn with her
three halos steps forth into view hringing with
her one of Astronomy's most fascinating phenomena0
One little fellow in the parade is just a-bout
forgotton and unseen* since he is travelling
so closoly to the beautiful Saturn, llin
name io Uranus* Ho can bo seen easily with a
pair of binoculars.
The next notable figure we see is the kingly
Jupiter. IIo io vary--6ar?iTfti about the arrangement
of h ig.tra and keeps his satellites in a
very straight p^th. The p i e t i e s of Jupiter and
Saturn ano^tt^drSysautiful exam^ea of the orea-tive
artistry 'Icving. goajjren’ly Father. But
wo would not be ^ble*^to-Bj?e f.hem in Their fu ll
beauty if it ware'vpot for thjj^fefesoope.
Did you ever wondey^ho# far you see with a
telescope? The "l ig h t year” is the unit used to
measure distances. This unit equals the distanoe
light travels in one year. In statute miles this
diatanos is around 6 1 ,8 00 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0,00 0 . Can you
imagine a fstar being 8,00Cjftimes. this distanoe
from the earth? The avorage range of our t ele scopes
at Ve3por Heights Observatory is this a lmost
I f the Greater had placed a star at the outer
range of our telescope3 the day he oreated
Adam, we would not see the star for nearly 2 ,0 0 0
years yet ao it would b 9 so far from us that its
rays would not have renohod Earth yet.
let uo 11— Stand v -ill and oonsider the
wondrous workc of God” through the telescope.
Hs is a Professor and deJfclpitely so.
What's more h e 's oouthen/i\
Vie love him because he jafokesk us smile.
We love h^r*t)‘ecf;Xse ho'makes'us forget the
hard things in l i f e . \ / j
Vie love ihim because Ijo makes jwhot is ao "dry
as dust" anything but dul^ to u s . f... ___
Tie love M m because vftjyfCSe-Tfees "our~blank
faoes he goodnWturedly andfpa-t4.ekjS.ly says, ’’Did
you get it?" ^ridN^o^pattf^tiil^q'nnprahen0iofi
that we didnr*t “ get it " brings j^a in ile and/a "Well
I w ill te ll you •" And..he does 16,11.us and-w^
understand i t . ~Xnd|agai» our brows 'are- smooth-and
we smile1 \
llie comradeship is ^refreshing ijo our tired
minds. We know he* jjs hitman as are via and that ho
looks upon our whir\4, streaks and vjtin attempts
in understanding hurnbr. \ /
nia fa ith in th^ true his work among
his boys and his flpwors givos him a pleasant per-sonality
wo shall n^i> soon forgot.
The Avian program began with sons beautiful
t r i l l 3 by the Sylvian Songsters. Then as
Daniel Miller told uo about tho chici-ndoe, v-*e
learned that tine-bombo Gro nothing nan,?. The
Chiclaideo uses a time-bonb in fighting hor ene-mios,
too. Kenneth Heatwole ditouceod fooding
stations, one of which van callod thu . oather
Vane. By reading the diary of a eoy.rj sparrow,
Emm Hi stand gave uo a poep into hi- rrivata
l i f e . The Sylvian Songsters rang t 'o songs,
The Sparrow, and The Eaglo, in which you could
almost hear the opt«rrtw ohirp and caa tha eagle
soaring in the a ir . The fipooiftl Tern Students
ara invited to oona 'again.
— Ruth King
New student becoming adjusted to E .M .S .
etiquette 1 "Here is takes twice as long to eat
h alf as much as we get at home."
A new dish appearing on thy tab la .”cr the
fir s t tin o : Student— " t ’u n uni'st 1 :? o m of the
oook’ u new-fangled inventions."
Cubcutted by Entaa Hi stand
"As Ith e r3 See Hs"
"There eoul-food in our JJicsJon
Meeting," I jheard co.-caono £$jA( ao !-■>. came into
the ohapsl on Sunday morjjia'ig.; I v.as perched on
the edge of tjhe bt£“ Eajfl tr^-som under ;he loud
speaker listening with airlrA might.
"Y e a , ffejk e,yyryo\^b;\t l<;e babi-ar.," T
thought as J /wt/jjc’-tod thfc^jjStipfe oy.rly heads
playing w l $ i[ thdif rc.ttlot;, Voidt>, u.vid other
toys. Ima|in\s my coment/?;h&n 1 saw two or
throe Iilgh|Sot?ool stVftontr?, bay£, (sunribere of
that nex wtyToh cTaim to be fluparftor in understanding)
actually playing with ’iTjpa puzzles as
interested dnd happy es the littla'^honey-bunoh
ten or twslv^ years youngeV just across the
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Tho Weather Vane editors, report ‘t o jaa that
their refreshing view of the campus ^ '" t h e / ’ work
includes ohewi^g'^gum wrappers, gr£p boxes,
potato ohip bagb*\candy v/rappe,r6 ,^.su‘c'.:ar a ticks,
chalk, and v a r io u ^ p ie o e ^ *o f ' th « 'fo lliv in g 1
Kodak film boxes,^lao.c.,-'^;/par, liV'.t, ‘jponoil end*
two rotten apple>,^J^o o^r6am boxes'; a jmatch box,
tin f o i l , ,p.rc?tge^esr, piece of a o^nintalk, and
a bottlo of-ifiTc'. Como, s ^ d e n t c , lejb'is get busy.
At 1 0 :0 0 o?olock one F r id a y V ig h t , tbs editor
e.B he made his rounds in Room'0 saw p meat wrapp
e r oomo floating gently dovm. V J
— fKe Owl
January 2 1 , 1945 • 3 -
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• , ^ T 4.V.A ~ /» » 4.U ___ill-. _ —. _ _ /t ' \
\ / I saw the smoke of a hundred times ten thousand villages of
I saw the darkness of heathen night.
I saw the sorrow of 4 0 0 *0 0 0 ,0 00 Christiaan faces*
I saw the blazing funeral pyres of a thousand weeping widows,,
1 saw the festering syphilitic sores of her wretched people,,
1 heard the tolling of the bells of her heathen templeso
1 saw the smoke of 158000 Mennonite homes
I saw them take their ease in twelve-hundred dollar oars and
1 saw them thank their God for the wonderful principles of
I aaw them thank God for Eis goodness to them.
I saw one out of twenty of them in any active part or f u l l time
I saw one-thirtieth of one percent of them in In d ia .
What is the answer?
I tried to see the 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 cf China.
I fa ile d ; I could not see thomo
Their faces were lost in the unfathomable immensity of the
aum of 500, 000, 000*
They were too many; I could not see them.
Yet they are there, half a b il lio n of them.
What are we doing for them?
What is the answer?
I sew nations and churches comprising uncounted multitudes of
men stand before the Great White Throne.
I saw men of blood, of inoest, of a ll manner of lust, and of
ignorance of the blood of Christ thrown into the pit of
everlasting f i r e .
I saw the Mennonite people stand before the throne.
I heard the Lord of a ll the earth say, "and thou, thou unprofitable
servant, what hast thou brought?”
'What is the answer?
Yes, what is the answer?
Were you their spokesman, what would you say?
Would you say, ’’ Lord, w e ll, I ' l l admit w e’ve been negligent
about China, but look at our 20 missionaries in In d ia , our
20 in South America, our 20 in A fric a, our 150 in the home
fie ld ? "
And i f the Lord would say, ttWhat of your other 59,7P9,>, then
indeed, what would you say?
Yes, and what w ill He say?
What is the ansisar?
I heard God say to E zekiel, "and if thou toll them not„ their
blood ahall be upon your heads"
— Stqnley Shenk
"The Third Milo”
YIq heartily endorse and believe that it in
more blessed bo give t! ur. to receive, hut vro
were glad'fo r a g ift that was left outside our
door one day last vro ok. I t wasn't a large g if t ,
or an expensive g i f t , but. it was a g if t of kindness
which was expressed by & knock -on the door.
Tie answered, "Come i n ." The door d id n 't move
an inoh but was loft in position to receive another
rap which was a little louder than the
fir s t rep. Another invitation was given to
enter but there was no response. Our curiosity
was aroused and upon opening the door our eyes
f e l l upon a chair which wa a holding so invitingly
two bags of freshly popped popcorn, whioh would
tickle the fancy of any two roommates who failed
to get the early start in the morning that supplies
a breakfast in tho d ’.nlng room. Thank you
for your kindness.
— 3rd floor— Room 33
Down in Brazil
"A t night a gentle craokllng was audible in
my bedroom. It was some time before I could make
out what it was. The cockroaches, which in
Bracil are ^igantio i i p e p f x / as, big as one* a
thumb, tried to fly into jrwtrodjn at night in
order to feast on the bije|\| ^tjrumb.e’ on the floor,
or to gnaw the binding v ^ W T - b o o k s for the sake
of tho glue; but meat of woro caught out"
side try window by the bass that ware flying to
and frc<- These bats then cano into isy bedroom,
hung by thoir hind legs fr.:a the coiling lamp,
and there crunched their proy, so that the wing
covers of tLair victims lay about tho floors,
Other riuntur.-',-'.! hunters in my room wore certain
deliouta •. • of a yellowish color, which were
so transparent that one could see the blood
pulsating i... thoir arteries. With their outspread
spatulnto fingers they clung firmly to
the w all, and they waro even able to run upside
down across tl 3 co ilin g, '1
Read nA Natural!at in B r a s i l ," now in our
library for interesting information on the
people, plants and animals of this most attractive
South Amor i on n country.
— D . R . Hostetter
Feature Article fj- 4
Did you know?
Mury Cl ion Yoder is the great granddaughter
of Rosanna, the character in "Rosanna of the
Ruth Krady was born in the E .H .S . Home
Edith Vender Ploeg • s engagement to Go Ii*vin
Lehman has been announced?
Marlin Lehman has six brothers and six slaters
Tho ocoupantf?, of the-northeast corner room
on second .floor, boast neither brothers or sisters?
Loia Shenk was born on a boat along the
Atlantic couat? .
Sometimes it happens that a book whioh
somoone calls for and needs immediately is in
a do m i ton/ room from whioh everyone is absent
at the time. The librarian w ill in that case
take the liberty to enter the room to get the
book. I f the book is on third floor, she w ill
ask the person in charge there to do so.
last spring Brother and Sister Grant
Stoltzfua sent a sum of money to bo spent for
books, preferably of a devotional nature. To
dato the following have been purchased 1 Paxoon*
Life on the Highest Plane; The Kneeling Christi
a n ’*and The Happy Christian, both^y'tha^JnknoWn
Christian; Zwemer’ s The Cross Above the Crescent1
eight volumes of "My Covenant Series" written
particularly for Baptist students in college and
university campuses throughout the country.
Y/orldliness Out, of which you heard in chapel
one week,"T)elongs to the series. The others
are t Bible Study, Prayer and Meditation, Church
Loyalty, Sabbath Observance, Salvation, C'KriV-tian
Ownership and Christian vfitnes sing.
M i l M M a «^»»w .ii»i»«n» nii» Mnii — mrnMm w m «.»» !» mm ».«nr».»
The Soriblerus hold their latest-suasion in
the Physios Lab. in the evening jpf-^anuary 14.
Semester exams must have hit^tKe w/it'iipg-time
allotments of us pen-pusherr pr&tty h*(rd, be cause
we " a l l with one c a n t / c d g s u / t o make excuse"
when called upon■/or/p^p €oim vi\ >\ xt ions.
That is , almost a ll or us/e^cusou ourselves with
a murmured "nothing t'o ni^h^^'^There ivere three
brave writers who Sou^cjktime to write something
anyway, lydia Boi/l^<rs«ui us a- poem entitled
"My Star of H o p e " / S h a n k wrote touching-ly
of "The Ad.vonty.ros' of a Bag of’ Salted Peanuts"
I t oertainly prfd-'aGmo noi*ve~shaking experience!;.
Brother M. T^-Srfeckbill then road about " a Trip
to The MoonJ|£and e marvelous trip it was. It
is a wonder that its crew survived the ordeal—
especially the bcmb-blast that gave tho great
rockot its eaoapo velocity from the moon for its
return trip*' Science, however,, is a wonderful
thing and tho return trip was made successfullyo
The Soriblerus enjoyed tho tea and cookies and
managed to survive the taking of tho annual
— Stanley Shenk
A Karrow Escape From Death
I t was practically suioide for me to oven
venture out at a ll s ? * Sunday, but what oould I
do? That terrible fjimtti began to suffocate, to
burn * and avert to take my very life away0 Al most
I trembledj, thqn stopped just in time to
save myself from breaking off® Although I abhor
weakness I wept continuously as I saw my end
approaching* Than a shadow reached down end
saved mej The cold night wind revived ne»
— The Icicle
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