r w 7 w 5J Ao I. it n n I / I 1 U1J W 7 . \ J L \ \ r >LKJ Church membership doas not save, wearing plain clo thes/ is but mockery, the name Christian but a lie and a . misnomer, and we ourselves / era only counterfeits and hypocrites i f our lives are--— not transformed by divine grace- M .T .B . Editorj Russell Baar Associate Editorsj Rosa Mae Kurtz Kathryn Hostetter Typiitsi Ruth Krady Mildred Slagell Artists j Janet Weaver Ruth Martin Pressman* Paul Landis Sponsori Mo T . Braokbill February 3 , 1943 M. S . Vol IV , No. 21 Editorial According to a survey made not long ago cheerfulness is the most desirable personality trait vdth neatness ranking seoond. An attractive person is fir s t of a ll cheerful. How are you measuring up? Happily this agreeable tr ait may be cultivated. Have you fa llen into the habit of complaining and finding fault? Then try to go through a whole day without sulking or expressing displeasure. You’ ll be surprised at how good you f e e l . Maybe other people w ill too. — Ko Are We Praying Enough T Have you a real burden for a revival? Pray for a burden. Don’ t be satisfied with your burden* Pray for a greater burden® Now that you have a heavy burden for a rev iv a l, what are you doing with it? Pray your burden baok to God* This revival oan*t and won’ t stop this week, i f Christians keep on praying. Christ gava His own l i f e , His own blood, and hung on the cross for u s 0 Christ has atoned for our sins and has made it possible for us to live "The Life on the Highest Planec" Christ works through nan. Am I hindering the work of Christ by my life ? Am 1 preventing the power of Christ to be made manifest among B .M .S . students because I have not done my part on ray knaes® L et’ s pray more for a revival. We Need I t . -•“Melvin 7/eaver He W ill Comfort Me When my heart is fille d with sorrow, When sore trials overtake Then I look to Christ my Saviour, He w ill never me forsake. V<hen xay feet are tired from wandering Through this world of strife and sin, He w ill comfort, He w ill guide me, I f I only look to Him. When my eyas are growing dinner At the setting of l i f e ’ s sun, He w ill lead me, yea, n o 'l l lead, For His precious love I*ve won® Vjhen the road seems rough and weary, And ray friends forsake me, too, Then I turn my eyes toward Jesus And to Him be ever time. I w ill wait a little longer 'T i l l my Lord9s appointed time, For I know that I shall see Him, In that land beyond tho sky. On Ilia hands I ’ l l see the nail prints And the sword pierce at Ilis side. There 1 911 praise and trust Him ever. And within His love abide« — Pearl Schraok Christian Life Conference—-begins Friday e v e ., February 5. M inister’ s Week—-February 8-11. The Staff appreciates those contributions from our guost speakers at the Youth Guidance Conference3 " ’when I get back to school., it doean*t seem like the sane place* Really, 1 don't fee l at home." Such expresaiona one hears frequently from those in the past who have belonged to the E .M .S . group. Now, I don’ t feel that way about it at alio It is true that many familiar faoes are missing, in fact moat of them are goneu But new one a are there and more of them and that in encouraging® The praaent eager, earnest students who express a purpose in being in school, I know are getting ready to face life uat as w© did in earlier years® That makea one happy® During ray days at school I looked forward to having many things about the place that you are now e n jo y in o I am glad you have in reality what I had in drea/na. A few things are the same and I an happy for i t . There s t ill exists a warn spirit of fellowship, a daily sitting at His feet to learn from Him the thingb He would have you do. I say, "God blesa you everyone." — Emma Zimmerman Ilorst Enjoy What You Have Thoae new dishes with lines of red in that brightly lighted dining room should rake your neala oathetio experiences® Thanks for all the food I ate while I waa with you. Those h ills for views and mountain:! and clouds to hide the sun until it can suddenly make a glorious appaaring fille d me with r«pturo„ I thank God for the beautiful sunrise I a&w on Saturday morning. Thoae seata for lounging and many windowo for lighting in the g i r l s 1' lounge should rent many a weary soul. I think that room sheltered kind Miriam while I slept in her bed. That equipment for studying the heavenly bodies and the principles of physical science is certainly unusual for the small college.; Arid i f Brother Brackbill had not been aiok 1 might have become ao interested as to miss my Tueaday olasa at Go3hen College* The boarding students should thank God for the two womanly spirits that live with them contin u ally, the Dean of Women and the Greok toach-er » I love them both. Be sure to appreciate your history teacher who with d iffic u lty passed his college algebra <> I am so sorry I oan*t recall hie grade» Ask him* Surely you oan*t miss the spirit that hovers over the institution*. I came away greatly refreshed because I fe lt God waa there and He blessed me« His blessing 1 pray to f a ll upon the faculty and students of Eastern Mennonito School. — Alta Mae Erb • 2 GUESS WHO She aita on a ohair that goes round and round, but seldom uses it for that purposeo Not because she is n st the type that would enjoy a riae on a nerry-grround but just because she s too busy helping other people. Light wavy hair orowna her fa ir head and a most pleasant smile lightens her sweet faces She i s n ’ t exactly baahful and has a nice curt way about her that makes one want to learn to know her better* When not kindly helping others from her beautiful sen!"circle desk or from around in the room of books, she is studying her lessons fa it h fu lly . I f you dee her dreamily gazing out the window you might knew she is thinking up some interesting worthwhile thought for you to read. A Music B Echo Brother Stauffer--"If you want to eat between meals eet something light, like an orango-" Billy-~"Angel food oake ia as light as an orange, ia n 8t it?" --Esther S . King Prom The Cookie Jar Behind The Swinging Doors on Saturday Night The scene on Saturday night was not an unusual occurrence. A waitress ruahed out from the dining hall® "Twonty-four e xtra ," she informed u s. Where did they a ll come from? They were not here at noon. Three waitroaaeB and four cooks started going round to tine tune of "Ezekiel saw de wheel! (A quartet was entertaining the dining hall fo lks*) During the rush bells began ringing. You wore not forgotten. Yfe knew you were sitting down to a table with empty china0 It just takes a little tirae to serve twenty-four unexpected people. And remember, the bread does not come slic ed. Pleas© do not think the waitresses are extravagant, nervous, or ohislers i f the bread comes in odd shapes. They are hurrying» I make a plea In behalf of our reliable waitresses. Give then a chance at such times. They know your needs and w ill serve you as quickly as possible« I am sure they would appreciate this thoughtfulness. I f they were to give you more efficient service than they have been giving it would be neoessary for eaoh waitress to have a pair of roller skates* Behind those doors they do many last minute things for you. They give the last touches to a birthday cake, light the candles, sing for you and serve the ice-cream. And they do it cheerfu lly , alwavtu February 3 , 1943 - 3 A Peeling of Kinship No words can express the delight I f e l t on Thursday when I found myself surrounded by thousands of my tiny f ir s t cousins.. Many of them kissed mo as they want by and I found mys e lf longing to join in their merry game of tag . Some could not stop oven to tell me their first names but each went by the surname of Sleet so I fe lt related. Some whispered that the Snows were coming. Soon I saw them. Always I loved their soft dainty forms, graceful ways, and light caresses. Even i f they were not quite so olosely related as the Sleets I appreciated these me?ry little cousins fu lly as much. Brothers and sisters cane to join me, too. Certainly ray feeling of loneliness has gone forever■ ‘ « \/ ) r / ~ \ ( r ~ y r > r / V jT * - |5 i y I c i o l e ¥ Go To a Child I never cease to marvel at the nearness to the Kingdom of a c h ild . Sunday morning a little tot -who has just recently celebrated her f if t h birthday was sitting beside mo in ohurch. As she leafed through a Life Song Book she saw several lines of ugly, bold handv/riting inn id e the - cover of the book. I would have been ashamed if she could have read them. She looked at the marking. Then she asked me to open her pocket book from which she took a pencil with an eraser and began to erase neatly and clearly every trace of the disgraceful defacing. YJhile she cleared the book, she looked up to me and said, "Someone d id n 't know bettor, did they?" Need more be said? — L . Caroline Plank Apology I am sorry for the criticism on my part of the one who has ohargo of the loud speaking system in our ohapel. The statement in last week's issue of the Weather Vane should not have appeared before the student body. — The Editor "Be not righteous over muoh, neither make thyself over wise} why shouldest thou destroy th y s e lf»" (A choice gleaning from a work on Ethios) —Walter Sohlabach Sta rrywoodnote g The birds do not like this fine white damask table cloth that the snow flakes recently la id . They prefer tbs green grass doilies and even the brown homespun .earth. Uothor pushed back the snow litfe$?frojj the porch floor the to table. Oh sparrows, the Bes- »ite r tg on the now as juncos, D om y e ie , the nuthatcha an airdrome with » tak3.ng off or teucy run. And Bun's Jrafc big as she, are !|o^Mny £he 'home fir e a burning in the old homest^a/ijp .in the tree. They know their Mother's fViends,,stil]. live here and they think they'have :'ii^j>r'^ted tj'ie right to the premises and the f^ee oa|.’e te r ia . Eut they are foui> fifth s joy and one-fifth nuisance. They scamper on the roof and climb up on the poroh screens, and dig into the flower pots, and bury nuts in the gardens and in the grass. I t i3 uncanny how they looate a buried nut even when it is covered with snow. They need no map, no tapeline, no transit, no peach limb, no compass, no bomb sight or any such gadget. Maybe they count the springs and bounds in certain directions. Y/hat-ever it is , i t ’ s a ll done very quickly, and before you could got out your map cquirrly’ s up a tree puncturing the s hell. — M. T . Brackbill The Acid Test of True Diaoipleship This is a personal te s t. The questions were gathered from Friday Morning Devotion Sermon given by Brother Yost. Do I love God more than any earthly thing? Am I among those who hope they are saved? Do I a H ot/ lit tle things to come between me and the Lord Jesuo? Do I have frien is who are really my enemies? Do I have a mere profession or a real possession? Have I surrendered a ll and let Jesus become Lord of my life? How much is my heart attached to the things that I possess? Are my actions governed by ay love for Christ? Do I belong to church merely for what I can get from it? Have I , because of love, given myself wholly to the Lord and to Christian service? Is my devotion to Christ deep enough that 1 am w illing to go anywhere with Him? These are the tests of true discipleahip. Where do we stand? — liuth E . King Wind and loo Monday afternoon found nine young biologists with Brother Hostotter and Brother Tollman (the instructors) a ll clothed in ocats and overshoes ready to go in queat for planaria and crawfish. The planaria is a small, elongated, f l a t , leaflike creature ( ooranonly called fla t worms) found in freshwater ponds beneath rocks; so our destination was tho pond over the h i l l . We started out in the best of spirits with Brother Hostetter carrying the specimen can. I t was lots of fun walking in the snow until we reached the top of the ice crusted h i l l , when it became more interesting. Here wo mat Mr. Wind who seemed to have had possession of tho h ill at that t in e . After some bagging, he fin a lly consented to our crossing the stile and we began an adventurous ski ride down the other side. Bare rocks were used for brakes, and after an eventftil descent we reached our destination. Finding planaria and crayfish p len tifu l, we quiokly oaptured our q u j^R ^a n d set out on the voyage home. SomoCv&^g$,-0 turned out to be, toot The noiee by the slip of tho right foot and a r^p^criS: the left mixed with the groan of the wirj& f eour ears as v/e bravely climbed the hillTremeward. More than one b io logist found his ventral surface to be in oloue proximity with the smooth ice. When several of the boys ascertained the summit, a firm grip was gotten on the old fence whioh runs along the ridge, and by the formation of a human chain, Brother Hostetter was promptly brought to a plaoe of safety. It v/as a simple task to make the last lap of our sojourn. Everyone agreed that it had been a d r ill in, Physical Sduoation rather than a Biology fie ld t r ip . — John Horst The Biography of Dorothy Catherine Kemrer Those of us who do not oomo from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, must admit that its widespread fane ia not mere* fa b le . Sevan of our present faculty members come from her s o il. One of these is Misa Kemrer who was born June 9 , 1098. Her parents were and s t ill are farmers interested in trucking, although they do live in the city limits of Lancaster. She has one sister, three brothers and one footer brother. She became a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, but now attends at M illersville when she ia at home. Miss Kemrer attended Stevens High School in Lancaster, where she was never absent during the four years and graduated in 1915. Although she had some classical subjeots, she took the commercial course intending to do office work. About this time her family moved into the vioin-ity of M ille r s v ille , where they lived for a fe%sr years. The State Normal School was now nearby. Her father who had also taught school said, ’’T/e* 11 make a teacher ,of you y e t ." She changed her plana and proparod for teaching. After graduation in 3.917, three years ware spent in a grade school in Manor Township, Lancaster County. Then oame the call to the church eohool in V ir g in ia . Here she has been since with the exception of one year whioh she spent at Goshen College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925 in the sane olass with Joseph Graber of In d ia , Kelson Litwiller of South America, and J . Paul Saudor of Tampa, Florida. Five summer sessions were spent at Pennsylvania State College whore she received her Master degree in 1931. The subject of her thesis was, "A Linguistic and Grammatical Commentary on Joron»*s Latin Version of Evangeliun Socunduri Johannem, Chap. I-X." In the cummer of 1938 she was at the University of Virginia in further preparation for the commercial work of her teaching program. She came to D .T!,S , in the year 1920, just after the school moved from the parjc to the h i l l . Latin has always been in her teaching program. She carried p.n English subject at f i r s t . jfethe-matios is one of her favorite subject;;; she taught algebra a number ox’ years, and also has had some classes in geometry and trigonometry. Greek lias been in her schedule since 1S2S. Typewriting was introduced in 1935. Students have found Hiss Kemrer a teacher under whom they really learned their subjeot. She has the qualities of being both exacting and kin d. It is with pleasure that her Latins and her Greeks look back to the years in her classes. She likes to study birds and stars. Governing a l l her work is her concern for the student body and her love for her Lord. — Sadie Hartsler Isabel eating dinner, nI Tm so glnd we havtr,trr*-pEft food in our mouths, it tastes so good.” — Caroline Plank Plaoe— Roo*a G Time— During English I Class Eva Taylor (very muoh excited) "There’ s a hornet in this roomUi" Mrs. Braokbill and others, (after observing) " I t is only a big fl; ." — A Freshman God is goc to usi We have been inspired and blessed by 1 s Word. We have a glorious opportunity to th* ik Him. W© also have an opportunity to seek 1 ia face in prayer for others and ourselves. "When Pray r delights thee least, then lear to sgy, Soul, now is greatest need that thou shouldfst pray«K — Marlori® Filer 4 - February 3 , 1043 » 6 - Tho Jtaeric«i~Irish-White Potato A Dominican priest oarriod the soado of tha potato to Spain in 1G36, from it'a native home in the high valleys of the Peruvian Andes» Sir Franoia Drake brought some of the tubers to Portsmouth, England, in 1586, who gave then as a curiosity to Sir Walter Raleigh. Those were planted on Raleigh’ s estate near Cork, Ire lan d, After the settlement of Virginia in 1607 potatoes in England were a common food for both men and hogs. " I n 1638, the Royal Sooiety of London took heed to tho fanines tliat were sweeping Ireland from failure of tho grain crops, and tried to ea~ tablish the potato in the land as a r e lie f food. I t required many, many years for tho Ir is h really to aooept these nourishing tubers as a substitute for the grain on which they had always dependedj but little by lit t le their grain-fields were turned into field s of potatoes." In 1728, an effort was made to introduoe tho potato into Scotland as a nourishing food for the poorer classes; but tho good Presbyterians got down their Bibles and looked in vain for any mention of potatoes in tho Good Book. A food not reoorded there., they decided, could only have come into existenco through the machinations of the devilj so they would have none of i t . " "Mo P am entier was one of the French savants who believed that rank poison lurked in the potato# One day he invited to dinner a dosen i l l u s trious confreres who held tho sane opinion. Th© ohef was given carte blanchej and that bold man, having recently eaten some of the tubers and found them both harmless and deliciou s, deoided to serve them in d is g u is e ." "When the last spoonful of potatoes had been eaten, the guests were so enthusiastic about the new dish that the ohef was called in to divulge his recipe. When he revealed that it was potatoes they had eaten, they were in p an ic ." From America to England, then to Ireland and baok again to America. Road tho interosting accounts of our garden vegetables in "Vegetables in tho Garden and their Legends" by Vernon Quinn. I t is in our library. — D« R« H03tetter Notei Mrs. Mumaw wrote the biography in last week's issue Your Religion? Is it the kind that brings you victory, peace, joy, hope and assuranoe now, or is it a religion that you don’ t use muoTi Vut have it a-round so i t ’ s handy when you die? -“■Beulah Lehman Pedicatorial Service Probably tho members of VVoavor* a Churoh experienced yesterday a b it of the joy fe lt by national Israel on that great day of dedication when the glory of God desoonded into the temple while from its great altar flowed the blood of twenty thousand oxen. During the fir s t part of the afternoon servioe Harry Brunk led the audience through the dimly-lighted chatnbero of tho past to get a few glirrproe of the two Weavers' Churohes of the past. Tho fir s t C'lio 'm e a log atructuro thirty foot wide and forty feat long, covered with pine-board elding. I t was the fourth Mennonite Church to bo bu ilt in V ir g in ia . The seoond Churoh, which was in use until the completion of tho present now ono was b u ilt during the early eighties of the lust oantury. The Eocond ohambor into which v.'o were takon, this tine by D« A . Blessor, chairmen of the building committee of th® now churoh, was much brighter than tho first bocauso wo wore shown the prosent. Ho gave muoh interesting in formation concerning tho building operations whioh wore begun eighteen months ago. J . Ir v in Lehman lastly lad u:: ir,to a chamber both darker and brighter than the two preceding, tho fu ture. In an inspiring way he showed that while the future is dark in that it is unknown, it is bright because tho churoh can look forward to meeting her bridegroom, the Lord •Teaus Christ. Aa the new churoh building lias beon dedioated to the Lord, ao let the heart 0* eaoh member be dedicated to his Master. — Paul Peachey m y "Aa Ithars See Us" r r ® J J i iM tajjiil <Cr;5 I knbw something good about you— ;fWho pioke^ up blyinots a gale of wind sent rolling over tha olcak\.rcozn<flporo W h o laid a ''ao;'08 s t h e mud for girls pickink their vvay tp^theTx-hall. Wio^cteppoH'*ov«r in the deep snow to let e a a o fi» a ^ 1a‘§ you in t^e qar track. 'VfftoVjQnt an extra letter home last week. — The Owl \ / K-$CVit3 Npto 3 Special Bible Term'Coi'sMnoanent, February 10, * * * Brother Yost uang "Tho Waysida Croaa" in oliapol exercises on Tuesday morning# Ha was accompanied by a man’ s ootot.
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|Title||Weather Vane (1943-02-03) Vol. 4 No. 21|
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5J Ao I.
it n n I / I
W 7 . \ J L
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Church membership doas
not save, wearing plain clo thes/
is but mockery, the name
Christian but a lie and a .
misnomer, and we ourselves /
era only counterfeits and
hypocrites i f our lives are--—
not transformed by divine grace-
M .T .B .
Rosa Mae Kurtz
Mo T . Braokbill
February 3 , 1943 M. S . Vol IV , No. 21
According to a survey made not long ago
cheerfulness is the most desirable personality
trait vdth neatness ranking seoond. An attractive
person is fir s t of a ll cheerful. How are
you measuring up? Happily this agreeable tr ait
may be cultivated. Have you fa llen into the
habit of complaining and finding fault? Then
try to go through a whole day without sulking
or expressing displeasure. You’ ll be surprised
at how good you f e e l . Maybe other people w ill
Are We Praying Enough T
Have you a real burden for a revival?
Pray for a burden.
Don’ t be satisfied with your burden*
Pray for a greater burden®
Now that you have a heavy burden for a rev
iv a l, what are you doing with it?
Pray your burden baok to God* This revival
oan*t and won’ t stop this week, i f Christians
keep on praying.
Christ gava His own l i f e , His own blood,
and hung on the cross for u s 0 Christ has atoned
for our sins and has made it possible for us to
live "The Life on the Highest Planec" Christ
works through nan. Am I hindering the
work of Christ by my life ? Am 1 preventing the
power of Christ to be made manifest among B .M .S .
students because I have not done my part on ray
L et’ s pray more for a revival. We Need I t .
He W ill Comfort Me
When my heart is fille d with sorrow,
When sore trials overtake
Then I look to Christ my Saviour,
He w ill never me forsake.
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