September 2 2 , 1943 EASTERN MENNGNITE SCHOOL V o l . V , No. 3
FROM THE NBVVi
Howdy fo Ik s 1 .
Well a i r , new students are arriving
almost every other d a y . Our frien d* Iv an
Haas, arrived on Friday aftern oon . He is
making his heme at Hartman’ s Apartments<> Ivan
is a farmer and comes from "u p back of L i t i t z ,
Pennsylvania. L i t i t z i3 a weXl~knOt*m pretzel
Meet Helen Garber, s ist e r of Barbara.
Helen oame on Sunday.morning. 1 am not just
p o s it iv e , but I be lie v e Helen is liv in g on
second flo o r and ia enjoying the p riv ile g e
of having two roommates. You know not every
student is able to have two rooznzna ;e a a
Brother J . R. Mumaw ia 3ondnoting evangel
ia t io meetinga at the Blooming Glen,
Pennsylvania, congregati on thia weeko
From the plains of In d ia ia cams* LeRoy
Yoder. LeRoy arrived Sunday evening. He
missed h is bus at C in c in n a ti which oaused
a delay of six hour in h i j a rriv in g h e re .
He had his f i r s t meal ia tha d in in g hall on
Monday noon. He wan the aeve ith one at the
t a b le , too. L e t 's give LeRoy a hearty welcome«
"Can you take i t ? " These words from the
memorable speech of Brother Harry Brunk on
the night of the get-acquaintad meeting are
s t i l l bobbing up now and t h s n . L it t le d ii
Brother Brunk r e a lise that these words would
Just across from me is a b e a u t ifu l
boquet made up of a s t er s , z i n n ia s , and tuba
roaea. 1 move i t closer to get the l u l l benef
i t of its unusual frag ran c e 0
The benches for the new auditorium have
been coming fo r a long time. According to
last reports the benches are i n Harrisonburg,
and should be here by the time thia goes to
Floyd Vi'atkins, *41, has enrolled in
College Bible aiong w ith C h r is t ia n Lehman.
E lisa b e th Horst deoided on Tuesday morning
of lar;t week to come to E, M. S» Arriving ,
on Sunday afternoon, ahe immediately moved
int o Shoup3 a a pa rtment s „
Hac that fe e lin g of homesickness passed
— Your frieiT31y Hewe Caster
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i t was even worth going to la t e , and
i f y o u 'r e a Smithsonian y o u 'l l knew what 1
moan. I t was right up there on par w ith the
f i r s t history-making meeting ••.nci thin one
gave ua each the promise of one humdred more
years of life®
I 'm c e rta in ly glad Papa nnci Mama d i d n 't
give us each the same hereditary accomplishments,
or pity our g re at big fam ily . Oh,
that would be a meas. Maybe the program com-mittee
waa trying to see what we d id have,
or what "we a l l " can d o . nho knows? Pop
programs u sually are fun., e s p e c ia lly when
t h e y ’ re a "fam ily a f f a i r " . •
Did Lester mean that fo r a moon? I hope,
and with thoae waves the quartet could e a s ily
have sung, “ Many brave hearts are asleep in
the deep^-Eo beware--'beware I--”
W e i l , they would have needed to row, too, in
auch a stream. (D o n 't laugh) Did you know
that sone people thought they c o u ld n 't sing
u n t il that ponderous moment when Mr. President
s a id , "Number so and so w i l l then lead us in
a s o n g ." And sometime, l e t 's get E l i e n to
te ll us what beoame of Peter? nobody ever
s a i d . That debate?, W e l l , who M u thought it?
Boys take more money to raise -han g: rls,
^ 1 laj9*~ girls ask for morel
^ v — Ethel Yake
1 ^ . r o / w t rctt uotLt- faoP-
WEATHER m i
September ?-Z, 1 9 4 5 ____ _____ V o 3 » *, g o . '6
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E d i t o r ................. . . . . J . Lon,;. ;r v.v baker
Associate Editors . . . . . . Rath 1 Krady
. . . . . . . AxaaA Sander
TypiBts . . . . . . . . . . Elvi. le^E-wanger
..................... .... Mir Ism ]’• 3atend
. . . . i . . . . . Laura L . Couleon
/ : r t i c t ..................................................Grt Gross
Pressman . . . . . . . . . . . Robert ©ener
Sp^nsc* . . . . . . . . . . M. ■ hr-- okbi 3.1
The Weather Vans is a weakly newspaper
published by the students of Eastern K m n o n lt e
The most important thing at E .M . S . is not
the teaching of f&cta nor the dev'i loping of
in te lle c tu a l fa c u lt ie s ,- but the r e c t ify in g
and the b e a u tify in g of c hara cter.
— m . r . b .
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Youth in the ago of abundant energy with
vigor at its peak. Yet in this period rs
must consider the problem of maintain* ;ig that
physical e f f i c i e n c y .
To those who must f a l l in l i n o , this
present physical education plan msy not app
e a l . toe baa s a i d , and' maybe raa-iy more have
f e l t like say in g, " I s n ’ t i t av,ful that we
havi to spend so much time e x e rc isin g ?"
Does the "r e c r e a t io n r e v iv a l" aos,. ua
too much in time and energy? The physical
education student learns many social lessons
which ho must know to get along v»a'..l v; til
othersc Ta be successful eaoh one muss play
the game f a i r l y and" c o o p e r a t iv e l y .' by spending
time i-i the fr e s h a i r and sunshine, you
w i l l to guarding your precious h e a lt h . Renewed
energy r i l l 'bo your experien ce, for
the out-of-do era works wonders. Th'-- grind
of the day w i l l net seem so long ,nd Liard i f
time is spent in p la y .
Whether it be a game of soft b a l l or
monotonous c alisth en ics shall we enter with
wholehearted s p ir its ? Shall we p r o fit
s o c ia lly , mortally, phy sic ally and s p ir it u a lly
by tha "r e c r e a tio n r e v iv a l"?
Hers we go— to the gymnasium or t ie playground
to guard our preoious^fe a 1th.
" I F I WOULD come to your church at the
School, would you knov. me?"
This question was spoken by a l i t t l e
wisencd-ffc’oed woman i n ana-war to our invitation
to the Sunday se r v ic e s . Her sharp, quick
eye8 bespoke her keen perception an she welted
fo r the answer. She was h e a r t ily assured that
her presence would bo ve loomed.
She w a s n 't a pleasing sig h t , in f a o t , she
was f i l t h y . Her quaint knitted bonnet and
rusty blc.c’c drees were d e f i n i t e l y • nt of d a te .
But her quia.-,ion me,do me t h in k . How th r ille d
she was by cur singing of the good old hymns.
How her lonely heart was overjoyed by the
l i t t l e recognition aho received from u a . Wo
are determined' that should we over see her
h ere, we turely would do cu-* boat to make her
f e e l e t homo.
"T he w o r l d 'i s starving f o r 'a l i t t l e b it
of l o v e ." Let ua from our abundance of happiness
let a few drop:! overflow into the
lo n e ly , unwanted souls about us.
HEW H E M S ' T H E FACULTY
S is t e r Grace Wenger was culled to relieve
the heavy teaching loads of several members of
the F a culty. She is teaching English I I and
I I I and' E n glish H isto ry . The Woathor Vane
extends a hearty welcome to Mias 1;.‘ongor and
also s be lated hearty w-jlcomo to Mias L efe v er.
These In dies are in more than one sense new
Graces at S .M .S .
" I f you w i l l le t Him do anything He wanta
to w ith you, He v i l l do anything for you th a t
you want Him to d o ."
Quoted by Anna Sauder
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"When ia? a l i s t e n s , God speaks .
V/hsn man obeys, God ’w o r k s ."
s jt >J: * =*r * * # * # *;t
"Man* l i f e means tender ‘ teens, teachable
tw enties, t ir e le s s t h i r t i e s , f i e r y fo rtie s
fo r c ib le f i f t i e s , serious s i x t i e s , aching
e ig h t ie s , shortening b reath, death, tho sod,
G o d ."
-"Submitted by Kenneth Leasa
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,#Our happiness depends not s;> much upon
our environment as it doe3 upon what is within.
— Miss Zimmerman
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A S O L E M N T H O U G E T
WliierenVV/eFy man has his b e gin n in g, no
man ha:, an and<,
— Submitted by Kenneth Leasa
■jfjpramDer Z'd>, xv;-ai
THINGS OF BEAUTY I HAVE. ADORED
A t i n y , ourly-haired, colored b<»by nestled
anugg3,y in a soft basket-bad, fa s t asleep*
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The radiant glow on th& fac e or a newborn
babe in C hrist as he gave his f i r s t
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The hopefulness of an old C hristian grandmother
who l i v e 3 a l l alone in a shabby l i t t l e >
hovel on the h i l l .
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The joy that beams from the face of one
who is oonaeorated to the M a ste r’ s w i l l and
has found real s a t is fa c t io n Ir. that consecration
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1'h.itj is what Bert and G ertie Cardinal
told th e ir surviving baby when he was old
enough to go out into the world on h is own:
“W olsey, y o u 'l l soon h a v ) a gorgeous
ooat of flaming r e d , T h a t ’ l l sralre moat of the
b ird s envy you, but they w o n ’ t hurt y ou, except
a few , who w i l l like the taste of you
rather than your good looks. Man generally
w i l l ba your f r i e n d , but not always, and you
oannot t e l l who w i l l and who w on’ t , so beware
a l l men. Take no chances. I f you build a
neat near a hou3e, e s p e c ia lly near e door,
you muft be content to be chased o ff the neat
often or else e x h ib it a great deal of f o r t i tude.
The chances are that people going in
and out the door w i l l net harr: you, but s t i l l
there is some r i s k . I t ' s a good plf. co to
b u ild for protection from the storm and the
r a in s , but cats might fin d it easier to reach
you., and everyone w i l l stop to look at you,
y e 3 , all the neighbors and v is it o r s * You w i l l
ha’vo no privacy at a l l . They w i l l set a g l i t tering
gadget near and take pictures of you
and give you a great deal of publicity perhaps -
And, .volsey, you m e t be prepared fo r
anything. A ra in may drench you.; a limb may
crash down on you in a storm., soma marauder
may steal an ogg, or a baby and wreck your
ne st, and may even cripple you or eat you.
But YJolaey, you mustn“t think too much about
these th in g s . As long as you last you must
help f i l l the world with good music, and teach
your babies to do the sane»"
And so closes another chapter at Starry-wood.
— M .T .B .
GAYS I f you enjoy the leather Vane,, why
not write a short, ananoy a r t ic le for it?
On the wall behind the pulpit of the
l i t t l s Mission on the corner, hangs a picture
of the One who was c ru c ifie d I The beauty ia
not in the wooden crosses or in the dying
non, but in the revelation of b | rt of the
depth of the great love of God tc the homan
fam ily .
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An aged grandfather is seated at on«s one’
of the dining-room tab]e with a plate of food
before him. Three-year-old V io le t climbs
upon and kneels down on a chair at the other
end of the t a b l e .
Reverently, q u ie t ly , they bow th e ir heads
and l i t t l e V io le t lisps a short prayer, a l l
her own. Th® sweetness of innocent childhood
and the wisdom of age I
— T i l l i e Ycder
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OVERHEARD BY OSKAU)
Do you eat j e l l y bread? Certain Canadians
and Cew Yorkers dc notJI T.’ant about
bread w ith j e l l y ?
I heard rumors of a Peak' climb for last
Saturday, but i t seams my fortune is to just
Do any of need your clothes
mended? Loo?$/at one-.^f l i s t e r Bt'hlenan’ s
handkerchiefs fo r a eatnpl^of someone*’ s
mending. > . \
Did/y oi)'hear rfboqt p ^ t special table
in the din in g h a ll SaljurUrfy night whan the
f6llowsise^te:| the g i / l s r That was supposed
to bu Gysrfan sty le , I heirr.
They ^ a y ^ family,/^oved into parkview ex-'
p e c tin g ’.to \>9 h i a / f l k start cor lui-ity, but
the report ia n d & ^ h a l ^ j L o y eve surrounded by
Catholic1* . Itsmuut be thrf ''s i s t e r s .”
I f you. a r e ^ip t g a t i n g enough to oat in
the d i n in g ^ ja l l sc\ the Knias b ro th e rs. Perhaps
they wild serve youfan Indifen concoctiono
How about ricaSpnd ourryt
Speaking ci^ e a t i n g / can ycu imagine
Lawrence Brunk*s 'fNfcj&MIng when h.e got up Sunday
morning and saw most of “die food gone and only
animal tracks instead of ration points given
in return? Some of the fellows were at Luray
H i l l Saturday night and iiunday®
"AS ITHERS SEE ’JS'8
I*m becoming old * Age means exp erien c e» Ex
perience lias taug'.t me that the s t t « 1 1 group
of late-comera to Sunday services always makea
a lot of new d i s c i p l e s . So watch outJ I*v e
turned a ^torlleaf. Thia year proselyting of
th is k i n d m W l l p o sitiv e ly not bo to lera ted .
A / “7i — owi
ALL YE S M I T I! S 0 N 1 A H S, LEND ICE YOOR CARS*»
* Sfc J*S jfe j * jfc ^ ^ ^ Jj.
Th>.» information has gone out both in spoken word and in w ritin g that Bro, Drunk
nav a Smithsonian. "Though I mignt a .so have confidence" as a Smithsonian, " i f
any other" Smithsonian* "th in k e th that ha hath whereof ho might tr u s t " as a Smithsonian,
” 1 mors.-" Duly aocepted as a member September 2 2 , 1 9 2 2 ; gave an expo sition of 'Darwinism
on Qotdber 3 , 19 2 2 ; tha following week 1 affirmed w ith my colleague the su b je ct, "Re-solved
that the growing in te re st in a th le tic s has done moro fo r good health than any
Cviioi influence of the past l i i t y y e a r s ,1, and won; elected President at a business meeting
November 3, 1 3 2 2 ; and eang "O ld Time R e l i g io n ' as a fourth member of a mixed quartet on
January 1 2 , 1923„
On January 2 6 , 1925, 1 gave a character sketch, "The Ton,rue" j on February 16, 1923,
, 1 g a ;■■© a Kistory of Rockingham County before the C iv i l W ar, and sang baas fn a quartet;
February 2 3 , 1 9 2 3 ,1 aang in a mixed o c te t; on March 9 , 1923, I spoke on the*Practioal
Aspert a of Psychology/1 on March 3 0 , 1 9 2 3 ,1 led in the In v o c atio n ; on A p r il 1 3 , 1923,
Harry Brunk and John R . Mumaw sang e. duet, "The Unseen C i t y " ; the same evening Harry
Brun.'< was duly elected to the o ffic e of Usher in the Smithsonian Literary So ciety ; on
May 4 ,1 sang as a fourth member $n an o rig in a l quertel- w ith Ssxy sEenk, 'Dorothy" Kemrer
and Walter Bergey; and m May 1.9, 1923, I read Tennyson's "ittysees".
The records also show that during the school year 1922 and I S 23 I paid the treasurer
of the So ciety twenty cents aa absence fe e s , and last but not le a s t , the tr e a s u r e r ’ s
report fo r June 5, 1923^,shows that Harry Brunk paid the regular foe of the Smithsonian
So ciety which was one dollar and f i f t y cents*
I n conclusion nlease a llow me to say that a similar record w i l l be impossible for
the most popular member (which I was net in 1922-23) of the Smithsonian L iterary Society
during the school year 1943-44, to say nothing of others. The reason for this is obvious
--the Society is too largo* When the above record wae possible the Smithsonian roster
had reached the grand total of aixteen members.
I t is true that for sentimental reasons the Society should not be d iv id e d . But we
cannot liv e or sentiment. Even Smithsonians w i l l learn this somatime. My deer Friends,
the Smithsonian Literary Society cannot live long on the slogan expressed on the placard
displayed on the b u lle t in board — *We are one B ig Happy Family.- I t is only hard -York
and a p p lic atio n on the part of each member of the organization that w i l l put i t a c ro ss.
A good Webster Society (or give i t some other name) could be just aa good, just as grand,
and just as awe- inspiring as the Smithsonian S o cie ty .
At Itiast this is trues I f tije Smithsonian L ite r a r y Society is to b© a liv in g somet
h in g , good programs must be poatad on the b u l l e t i n board and these must be conscientiously
and e n t h u s ia s t ic a lly worked out by members of the So ciety . Your Constitution says that
Smithsonian programs should be posted two weeks in advanoe of r e n d it io n . And this is
Wednesday and no program for Friday evening? W hat's wrong with the Smithsonian Literary
Society? I s it dying of the complications of old age?
Yours in love and f i d e l i t y to our Grand Old So ciety,1
H. A . BRUNK
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