October 8, 1943 EASTERS? HEMKWITE SCHOOL Vo l. V , No. 5
NEWS THAT IS METIS I ! i
Your friendly News Caater says:
Did you observe the reaction on the part
of th® student body when Brother Stauffer an-ncunoed
Wedneaday ae the day to be spent in
the out-of-doors? The behavior reaction m y
be analysed as follows* ( I ) Students having
fu ll schedules on the particular day mentioned
ieeued eighe of reliefj their hearts were made
gladi (2 ) Students having & very light achod-ule
just wished that it might be held at an-other
time, possibly on Tuesday or Thursday.
But aren’ t we hard to please?
Now this la for boye only; Ask Earl
Mohler where he keeps the key to hia top
dresser drawer. The point is thle— the drawer
is fil le d with foodstuffs.
Hear Y ei! Eesr YeiS vOpen House'this coming
Saturday evening. (Don't you believe i t ) .
Ross Goldfua returned from hie trip home
at 4*00 o'clock on Monday morning. He retired
end then arose for breakfast at 6 j4 6 . He
thought quite a b it of the fact that he was up
for breakfa&t—but the dsy wac just beginning.
In Christian Theology class ho m s "r e p r imanded"
three times by Brother Chester for
sleeping. This via a during the 9 :1 5 period.
And he spent the 1»55 period sleeping through
Ths boys ted something over the girls this
weak* Vn'hat? Why ths President m a v isitin g
in third floor rooms.
A prosperous week to you!
— Hews Caster
" I t ia irapoasibls to participate in any
way in the war effort and s till be motivated
by th© love* of God*"
Soriblarus Society — Thursday svenizig,
October 7 , 6»40 p.m.
d i d y o u kncm i t ?
Public Literary on Friday evening held the
interoat of a ll who attended. The program,
entitled "Are You in the Know?" offered several
talks and readings supplemented by numbers
from a mixed quartet, and while profitable,
was very entertaining.
Anything from yodeling to Mendelssohn
literally illustrates the variety of the program
for Elva Loia Gable began with a yodeling
demonstration. The discussion of the "wonder
bean", by Anna S<auder, informed ua of tha poss
ib ilit ie s of rubber cr sausage)® from the
soybean. Miriam Barge asserted her b elie f
that we w ill be " i n plaeticu from head to foot"
within several years. Kenneth Keatwole’ s
"D o n 't Beliave I t " vsa vary sincere. The
speaker was afraid the audience was flupersti-*
tious, we gather.
A mixed quartet in charge of Ruth Krady
sang the lovely folk song, "Bendemear ”e Stream1’ .
The next speaker that Melvin Weaver, ohainnan,
introduced discussed life after the war. This
time it m s . "Post-War Markets" by Mary Kurtz.
Kitohens and helicopters— everything ia planned.
Norman Kraus warned us not to believo it
before ho gave the humorous "Darius Green and
His Flying Machine." The audience even had
visions of Darius fly in g . The fom o r quartet
closed with "Nocturne" by Mendelssohn with
fa ir ies and elves and a fo rest's quietness.
” " L .Y .
0? COURSE I I
Someone walking up to the offloo window*
"Give me twelve penny post card,3. 1!
Ths girl at the window; f4A ll r ig h t .1'
Tho eomoones "How much?"
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First parsoni " I want tan one-cent stampso"
Second persona ^ O .K ."
First Egjcflujn; "How much?"
-The Girl at tha Office
otober 6 , I94& V o l. V., Noc 6
S t iff
Associate Editors . . . . o « Ruth Mo Krady
0 « o . . . . Anna Sauder
Laura L . Coulson
I f a student some a here and spenda a year
or more and doss not grow in the graces of
divine love, ~ no matter how good his grades
have been, no matter what he may have done of
worth in this w o r ld '3 coin* i f hia ohar&cter
haa not been straightened end strengthened,
enobled and love-illumined, he hae not got a
thing worth one cent in Heaven's currency..
DID YOTJ EVER think ho;/ fortunate w® are to
be attending Eastern Mennonite Sohool? We
have a faculty that wa can b© proud of-~if wo
may be proad, They ere, fir s t of a l l , Christian—
wholeheartedly and conservatively
Christian. They are ecluoated to the axtent
that they are able to tec.oh college subjects
— and the high school students g^t the bene-f
i t of tliia. And I'm so glad that they are
interested in each of us. They are always
■willing to sacrifice some of thair valuable
time to help us solve a problem, or just to
chat awhile with us.
Did you ever think how fortunate we are?
~~J. L .D .
Seeking an explanation for "mercantilism"
in American History olasn, Brother Harry Brunk
"W e ll, what do you think— ah—B ill y Rhodes'?"
Billy* ’’I ’m not thinkings’*
Brother Brunk " I thought s o ."
In American History olaoa we have a unique
group— "Know-Nothings5 . The only requirement
nseded to belong to thia group is— "know"-
nothing"--or, at least, "d o n 't know the an dwer
to the question he springs on you onawaree."
Quite a distinctive group!
firyd r t Qt,r\ V-j, !
Brother Gebman informed us in Oral Expression
class that the Chemistry which he
has forgotten would f i l l a couple of books it
We wonder how much ha must havo known! S
— Submitted by Lola ShornIter
M' '.art and «onny (mocking b irdq ) moved up '
here on the campus after you all had gone last
aprlng and *;dded another young artist to their
clan0 And. one day I found this youngster in
the earn© arbor the Thrashers inhabited., Mosart
got mad at me, plumb lost his head, for some
reason or other and used the strongest language
he had to chide me for disturbing his
baby, and ever afterwards when he would see
me coming up the walk he would start to rant,
and it got so that he would meet me two-third*
down the oampuo and start hurling insults
One of these tines I ' l l just take the
trouble to explain to him that I just naturally
like to see pretty babies and w ill go out of
my s.ay any clay to see one, and we *11 be on
soft speaking terms again. Meanwhile Mocart
and I are just a little on the oute, and the
Brown Thrashers, they won't even look at me.
Morali I f you want to start something, ju«t
meddle with some one's family a ffa ir s .
— M .T .B .
MISSICK PRAYER MEETING
Our minds were directed to Canada when
Emerson McDowell told as of the work at Markham
Ontario. Many ohuroh' doors had been d o s e d
in this l o c a l i t y but the Markham congregation
is etrivis'g to open them* In one neighboring
community there wero twenty-one converts, one
of whom i i now preaching a living testimony.
Paul Peachey then took us to Ophir, Kentucky,
and related instances which revealed
the urgent need of workers thare. Young
children around the age of six years indulge
in practices which are harmful to the body and
muoh carousing is done late at night by those
who are intoxicated. Here the emotional religion
has to be contended with--one man said
he bad gotten religion fourteen times.
Villi we meet the challenge and pray for
the work and workers at these placen?
— Edna Mao Mast
Always sign your name when submitting an
artioTo for the Weather Vane. Otherwise it
w ill not be printed} in itia ls are not satisfactory
Ootobor 6 , 1345
ws.s Paul whan ha fir s t oame hero. Would you
have gunanod it?
Now he la president of the Y . F . C . A .—
and very e ffic ie n t, too.
Pfeul is &li*c sdltor-in-ohiof of the
’’Journal^, and hia editorials g iva proof of
hie writing a b ilit y . A mercber of the junior
olass thin yas.r, ha is enrolled in the' College
Bible department. After lie receives his Th .B .
degree, he plans to continue his education
with a major in sociology*
Congenial, oonvarsant, understanding, considerate,
intellectual, philcnophiosl— that
Meet Mr. Paul Peacheyi
— Lawrence Brunk
f a r e w e l l :
Last Wednesday evening wo ansombled for
a farewell service for an alumna of S .M .S .
— Sister Rosa Mae Kurts. She had received
and accepted the call as a mission worker
to the Kentuckian f i e l d . After several opening
songs, Brother Daniel had charge of the
devotional period. A men*3 quartet in cars
of Paul Peachey presented a challenge to each
of us in the song, ”Jtoy G-ecl Depend on Ycu?n
Roaa Uaa expressed her desire and willingness
to go to Kentucky in her topic, " I -jsli^it to
do Thy W i l l . ” Brother Rhodes in his short
talk emphasised the fact that God i s n ’ t interested
as muoh in our gi. fta of money as Ha is
in the giving of our a l l , or our liv e s, for
His service. The rest of tho time wr,e spent
in preysr for the work and the workers on that
f i e l d .
Rosa Mae was a loyal associate editor to
this weekly paper last year and I ‘a sure we
a ll wish her the Lord’ s richest blessings as
she labors for Him in the mountains of Kentucky.
A LIZARD HUNT
Have any of you ever seen pfeul Landie on
a lizard hunt? Follow him on a warm, sunshiny
day and i f he repeats exactly what ho did on
Sunday, this is -what you’ ll see.
H a ’ l l spot his victim on tho post of a
r ail fenoe. From his pockets h e ’ ll take a
black thread about thirty-six inches long.
Carefully, h e ’ l l make a noose in one end and
the other erd h e ’ l l fasten to a stick about
four feet long.
Holding the stiok at arms length and trying
to keep his balanoe on a round rook, h e ’ ll
endeavor to slip the nooae over the l i z a r d ’ s
head. Because of the broeze(?)» h e ’ ll f a i l .
Discarding his snare, h e ’ l l make a dive,
trying to capture it with his hand.
Triumphantly h e ’ l l hold up his catch. The
lizard has ©soaped, but Paul w ill yet have
its wiggling, t a ili
Sow”cTo you like catching (? ) liza rd s, Paul?
— Mary Kurtz
SMELL THAT HAY?
"Dress in old, warm clothes and be there
by 6 i16 Saturday evening.”
Such instructions oausad us to wonder what
was up for the evening in the Weber home. As
we were welcomed, they gav*j us tags to show
our now names for the evening.
Who oared to stay behind upon the sugges--
tion of a hay ride? Sure enough, Brother and
Sister Weber were waiting for us at the end
of Bark V/ooda on tbe wagon with Lady and Bob
having itching foot to go. Scon we were
’Vnerrily1' riding along. The thrills of the
ride bagan after leaving the smooth road. A
flut.p now and then on the rooks and the bumps
of the old, dirt road, and orcwding through
the narrow gates of the farm led us to a
lovely spot beside a woodland.
Around the bonfire wo enjoyed a game, ”1
Brought Back What I Borrowed” . A program consisted
o f a few amusing quartet selections,
reading, a continued story, and a debate. Just
aek ”Daddy Long-Legs” , Lester Eshlemnn to you,
for a new way to eat without hands. ’’Alice
I n Wonderland” , Anna Sauder, might tell you
hew easy it is to get along without fe e t.
Refreshments, with plenty of good, fresh cider,
topped off the lovely evening.
To the Weber family wo want to express
another hearty thank you for this most enjoyable
OTSPJFAtS 9 * OSf:A?J)
"Two cents, 1 hav© two, whoJ11 rake i t
th res?” — Did you know that ths Gladys who
quietly eits behind th© library des?k can be
a fine auctioneer?
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Why won>y about gasoline rationing? Did
you sea the hay ^agon halt in front of th®
sohool about ten o'©look Satui’day evening?
* * * * * * ! ( ;
1 heard that there is a ax.Mll class-1-
four girls to b© exeat--that meet a in Brother
Mark S tau ffer’ s private office and that ©aoh
girl talks about ’’my man",* What are thoes
girls talking about? My advice is that you
see a member of th© History of Musio olacs
and ask for an explanationi
* * * * * * *
Perhaps it was an -oversight on th© part
of the waitress— I do n 't know® I'm referring;
to th® table of four in the dining ha l i the
time Earl Mohler almost got enough to ©atJ
* * * * * * *
For some reason or other it is taken for
granted that girls are fearful when it cornea
to snakes and miaa and things like th a t . I
have to wonder at times i f the boys are not
a fra id , too. Ross M. Goldfua declavee that
it depends upor- the sisoS Th® size of what?
* * * * * * *
I haard that Paul Poaohey thinks there
are petrified snakes ©round his home* How“
aver* by this time Paul may be convinced by
Brother Hostetter that th© "snakes'1 are some
other geological specimen.
* * * * * * *
I f you haven't been getting enough nail
to suit your fanoy, you m y be interacted in
the letters that certain boys from third
floor can read to you* They really tickle
the f unny bone I
— The Savasdroppar
THE "BRIGHT SPOTS™ IN LIFS
Bible Sohool was going along smoothly
and successfully until the morning that five-year-
old Ellrn Ann came with a M g piece of
ohewing ym. in her mouth. In utter diaguat
at hearing the words stu-.ible over her ohew-ing
gum ac she made an effort to repeat her
memory work,, Rosa Ivkri® proceeded to explain
to Ellen Ann in an enthusiastic micnner, that
Bible Sohool was not the props? place to be
"There now"„ aha commanded, as jhe pulled
her neighbor" a little black er.r forward,
"S t ic k it back of your ear, and leave i t there»
Ellen Ann obeyed promptlyI V ,
— T i l H e Yoder
S IfieJ ms — -t-'HLCAGO -iVEHUE CliUSOIT
"The child of God has oact off the old
garment and put on a new® The old garment
is put on again when there ia dirty work to
"Tha peraon who haa experienced the cleansing
of the Blood and ia being nourished bj-the
Bread w ill naturally be flaming with the
Firs of the S p ir it ."
Are you on fir©? I f not, why not?
— Helen King
"AS ITHERS SEE US"
How could teachers and students tolerate
for so many days that warped and miarolled
curtain in Room A? Some thoughtful boy could
have taken it dovn and rerolled it in a
* * * * * * *
Tha cloakroom looked eo clean and orderly
a ll Monday morning. That*3 to your credit,
g i r l si so often I wink aa hard as I can with
both eyes #ien I pass that door.
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Who-o-o-? Yvho~o? Last week— was I cur-prised—
■! overheard a student address a teacher
by his fir s t nam©0 I t ahooded me sc badly,
I tumbled right ripv.n off na^toerch, bi*uised
some feathers, aKckwaa scyaaKamed that I stood
in the corner a lln g T h e wallland the museum
case all morning— n<rVooug^e\tc fly back up»
* * I* giX I
m e thorough It provoked and
„ t:d n 't eieflPjTa^ a ll one day
aaly the n e x t J A faculty mem-oe
iof furnitrlre for sale near
D id n 't aVae of you ill-o
and sorifbio on the sheet
s I You * re
eo you do i t «
is t w4ok .1
end very reat
ber placed a
th® front an
But 1 t all
at tha oloe
And i f he oho1
me b y my roice o
rdly bear the bu*t£.o
prayera before the
chance #o say, "Amen."
to add a word or two more
to hia prayer than some of you had oalculaceds
thu result is disastrous* I f you can't wait
to rise until after the "Amen" has been said,
please don’ t kneal. Really now, are you
r e a lly preylag?
Too many sleepers in church o.u Sunday
morningI And it was not the minister'a fa u lt .
Even an owl could keep awak).
To-whoo, to-who, to-yo-o-uu.
— The Owl
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