Table conversation w a s n 't hard to start
on Monday morning,. A l l of us s t i l l had
memories of a well-apread table that wae ours
to enjoy the day b e fo r e . No doubt each person
f e l t that he had had the beat moal, for
students oould be heard g iv ing a potato-to-pie
account of the meal that ho had been
served. Not only did we sn jcy the food but
we also wore d elighted yrith Parkview ho sp it
a l i t y , To be in a horns instead of school
to oat Sunday din ner should have shaken tho
last b i t of homesickness from anyone who wan
unfortunate enough to have a speck of that
dread diso aso* To the one v.ho ao c a re fu lly
planned our uurprisa and to those who pro-v
i d e ’ our ex c e lle n t dinners and e n te rta in ment
wo jo y fu lly exclaim, “ Thank you, wo
w o n 't forgot tho Sunday wo a l l dinad o u t .'1
— C . P . I I
I t was the b r is k , v i v i d , kind of day
when tho thought of ju s t being a l i v e is
e x o it i n g .
I t was Sunday, and via hiked tho la s t
mile and a h a lf to the Mutton hollow Church.
Hot; good it w a» to sou the sweet, beaming
facao of tho children a g a in , and our hearts
warmed anotv to them. Y e a , we love the mount
a in f o l k s , but v/hsn we are w ith them a ft e r
being absent a week, somehow t h e r e 's something
more than love t h e r e . I d o n ’ t quito
know vihat i t i s .
A fte r churoh we walked out of the h o llow
again* stepping stones aoross the streams
instead of using the foot logs.
I t ' s e xo iting to be a liv e and in service
fo r C h r is t .
B r o . Gehman in E n g lish Composition— " I
advise each stud tint to ho possessed o f a
good d ic t i o n a r y ."
Tramp, tramp, tramp— Out of tho oosy
"There we go’*, we oould honestly say—
f o r , about two miles (almost) up or dewn the
road we could Bee part of ua tramping along—
(moatiy R u sse ll) and singing to o , bocause
tramp, tramping, moana s in g , s in g in g .
I t was no matter the moon -wasn't f u l l .
Who cared? I t was lig h t enough to fe e l the
person in front tramp your tee and the pernor
behind catch your h e e l.
Wet had sung at the negro prison camp,
songs we knsw because a l l Menncnitea do, songs
the negroes remembered and asked us to s in g .
Songs w ith force rnd v ig o r , songs w ith so ftness
Swinging out from there we took tho long
way home— because— w e l l , who knows? Kindred
sp ir it s maybe, snappy a i r , or into x ic a tin g
That is it--(ahum). Yim d id gat lights
out in time, eh?
— Ethel Take
IVHAT 1 NO ORCHIDS
” 1 am sorry to bother you, but would you.
please change my order for an orchid carnage
to a few roses? I want to buy defense bonds
i n s t e a d .”
This is one of many, many ohanges and
s a c r ific e s in whioh people are now p a r t ic ip a t ing
to h elp th e ir country.
Why o a n 't we Christian s be more zealous
fo r war sufferers? I t is a splendid way to
show how we appreciate not having to buy defense
bonds. Whenever you make a purchase
at the o ffic e window, make a habit of saying,
"And a peace stamp, p l e a s e ."
In c id e n t a lly the fla v o r of the muoilage
— Caroline Plank
(Reprint from former Weath erm an
A stral Meeting — Thursday a t 6 ,« 4 0 p .m .
V W IH B R 7ATTE
Se'ptemb sr 1943 /o l . V , No. 2
S t a f f
E d itor . D O D O . . • J . Lester Brubaker
Associate Editors o o u . . • . Ruth M. Krady
. . . . . . . Anna Sauder
Sponsor . w o o ® . . . . . la. T . B rac k bill
Tha ‘Yeather Vane is a weekly newspaper
published by tha atudacts of the Eastern
Oh, that this weather could lest
i n d e fin it e ly i
— M . T . B .
WELL \'C/J ORCW th ia winter? Ch, of course,
some of you 'teen-aga boya w i l l grow in height
— you would do that at home. And a few of the
g ir l s w ill grow in w idth beoauao of Mary’ f
and Nannie*.s good cooking• A l l of ue wiI3
grow h ea lt h ie r under tha direc to rsh ip of our
p hy sic al education in stru c to rs. Bub it is
not physical growth I am thinking of*
W i l l you grew this w inter? Yea, 1 know
a l l w i l l , or a l l of us should, grow mentally
th is winter a ft e r eing exposed to the toaoh-ing
of our splendid professors. We w i l l grow
in s k i l l s , a r t s , sc ienc es, and B ib le l e a r n i
n g . But i t is not mental growth I am th inking
o f .
W i l l you grow t h is w inter? Me have
Sunday servioes fo r the community folk s And
student group. T.!e lave chapel exorcise;- und
F riday looming Devotion for the student body
p rim a rily . Wo have d a ily prayer c irc le groups
fo r the boys and g ir la sectio nally » And wa
have tha Morning v;atch period for you and
your roommate. Then, la s t ly , va have tne
Upper- Room where you can maet yoiir Lord alo n o .
7,i l l you grov op:‘.ritvially t h is wiritei ? That
is what I 'm thih'ting o f .
To tha student*; who came sinoo last week*
Mary E s r n is h , Ruth Chenk, Mae Sohrook,
C h r is t ia n Lehman, and Carl Yo der. And they
say moro are coming«
jft * * * *
wera in j u b i l e e , and there 1' l e f t him, hoping
his pa and ma vould brin g him along to the
c a fe te r ia on the side porch in the near future *
’*'■>63 picture disp la y o a se.
A & YOU INTERESTED in developing an appealing
personality? Would you like to got
along w ell with otharat Do you want to overcome
dieoouragements Above a l l , do you want
to accomplish many worthwhile things during
your lifetimet I f you have answered "yes'* to
these questionc, you w i l l want to eak your-u
e lf aid answer honestly the fo llow in g questions
given by Brother John H. Mtimaw in a
lecturo several years ago .
1 . Do you do a lot of d ay d re am in g ?
2 . Can you atand criticism?
3 . Are you discouraged whan others d i s agree
4 . Are you o ie rly sensitiv e about certain
5 . Are you bothered wibh sbynesB?
6 . Do you f e e l out of aorta at frequent
7 . Do you worry about imaginary mistakes?
8. Do you think others rr* constantly
-matching you vr.th a c r it ic a l eye?
9 . Do you have aelf-oonficlonoe and
1 0 . Do you worry over humiliating ax™
1 1 . Do you r e ta lita ta ?
1 2 . Do you c.i&lika b e in f ■t old how to do
a th in g2
I S . Do you cry when you f a i l ?
— B .
There was a great tragedy this morning,
or during the n i g h t . (Kay 2 6 , 1943) The nest
of Bert and Gertie (C a r d in a l) was torn down
and one baby i^ nowhare to be found. Baby
Wolsey lingered unharmed on a lower limb of
tha oedar. Tha other b ird s were scoldin g, end
Bert and G ertie we re nearly bc3i.de themselves
w ith excitement and consternation.
f h i l s we wara breathing out vengeance on
a l l possible marauders, Wolaey worked himself
gradually higher and higher a?aong the branches
u n t il he was aLnc-at on tha bopiaost limbs.
Bert and G ertie ware luring him every way thay
know to try his w in g s , And f i n a l l y tha zero
moment arrived and he took o ff across tha
garden on hio maiden f l i g h t of porhaps forty
feeto I n the middle of the f l i g h t Bert swooped
under Woleey as i f to support him* and the
l i t t l e oub landed on a limb at; i f he had dona
i t b e f o r e . The parents were t h r ille d as
never before at the feat of daring and skillo
Tha marvel of it a l l was that W o lse y 'a t a i l
assembly was neb more than sprouted, and hio
wings had to be p ro p e ller, rudaor, aelerons
and a l l .
managed to got
he sat quite oo
did he climb on
(Continued on Column 1 , th is page)
he tumblad on the ground. I
him perohod or, my r in g e r 3* where
ntented and only very reluctantly
to a limb» The parent bird®
oeptQiuoer i o , itMM
I f you w e r e n 't present at tho Smithaon .an
lit e r a r y la s t wt>ek, you miosod something. }Je~
H a v e i t or no t, wo ware on f i r e , a l l bac mao
t i e threatening cloud of separation vras hovar-ing
o 'e r us« "O u r family is too largoi 7/a
muat d iv id e I Such waa the news the.t caused
sany of us to shudder. The question of d i v i sion
resulted in one of the meat important
busin ess sessions in the history qa the Smith-sonianso
Rosa (Joldfus presented soma lo g ica l
rensons for a d iv is i o n and closed w it h , ’ Let
us nak® post-war plans n o w ." Paul Peachey
frankly told u3 that he was in favor of a
s p l i t , but he put forth an e ffo r t to hold u •.
the side which was opposed to a division#
This was rather e t a r t l in g . Our enthusiasm
was stirred and a liv e ly d isc u ssio n fo llo w ed .
The arguments that we muat d iv id e in order to
create nore in t e r e s t , that there are tco many
to be used on programs, that we need competit
i o n , and that i t must be done sometime, were
a l l challenged™ We were amused at Troyar
when ha s a id , "There ie plenty of room he.re
for us a l l and i f anyone enjoys speaking to
ompty s e a t s , le t him ohoosa a vacant period
and come to the chapel and be f r e e . " One
member, Brunic by name, who was apparently
anxious to get to the basket-ball flo o r ,
stated* "There has been so much said end so
w sll /-aid that I w i l l not take up anymore
time« I h e a r t ily agrse w it h the brotner (one
who favored a d i v i s i o n ) across the room-"
Roars of laughter fo llow ed .
Many of the members heartily agreed with
fcho remarks that it would ba c h ild is h to need
competition and that the Mennonita church has
had too many d iv isio n s a lre a d y .
A ft e r some h e s it a t io n , B r o . Brunk expressed
h im se lf, closing with the challenge
( ? ) that we could make history by div id in g
into two s o c i e t ie s . R. Shank immediately j a i d s
"Wa can make better history by being vary near
a s p lit and yet remaining u n i t e d ." B r o . Erunk
meant it a l l fo r our good but he just d i d n ’ t
understand how strong our family ties are..
He never raa a Smithsonian. Formor Smith
sonia.ua wore shocked at the thought of a divi~
s io n . F i n a l l y , the daaire to remnin one
family was pre v ale n t. A fter much debating , a
motion was made and seconded that the society
be evenly div ided in talent such as public
speaking, a t h l e t ic s , and musical talento B a l lots
were than d istrib u te d and we v o ted. I t
wat? a tonse moment when the te lle r s appeared;
Breath lessly we waited fo r the d o o iaio n . To
add to our anxiety both aides were challenged,
"Can you take i t ? " Then the pleasant news,
"There were sixty-nine v o te s, fifty- fiv e voted
'no* and fourtean said ’ y e s ’ . " The dreaded
olovd turned into a rainbow. Henceforth we
remain one b ig fam ily , the happiest everA
Unity is a large stepping*scone to auccoas.
> Hours have changed soma on account of
1 eginning later i n the morning.
Monday through Thursday
Closed over dinner hour 6 P . M.
Closed for Prayer C irc le 7j,30-
6 s 00 P<,M0 Thursday 7 j4 5~ 8 il5
Closed fo r night IOjOO
Friday same es other days except closing
at 7 j3 0 fo r nighto
Saturday 8 *0 0- 1 2 *0 0i lt00-4sCG.
Periodica l Room
TJond'ey through Friday 7? 50 A.Mo -
1 0 t00 P .M .
Except over Prayer C ir c le <*nd r e l i gious
(A fte r now study h a i l is completed opening
w i l l bo aame as Reading Room)„
Saturday 8 ^OO^-lOsOO
Sunday 7 s 00~“ 7 * 30
GAY STliEET MENHCNITE MISSION FOR COLORED
The main part of tho ■service at the c o l ored
mistiion on Sunday evening was conducted
by two students.
Lester Eahleman spoke to the children
uain^ a f la s h li g h t which was f i l l e d w ith trash
as an object lesson*
Gaorge R. Brunk proaohed a most convincing
©vangoliatio message* "Thou ahalt c a ll his
nama Jesus fo r he shall save his people from
th e ir s i n s ," was his text*
S iste r Webb, a recent convert, led for e
c losing eong "S t e a l away to J e s u s ," and sh®
knew how to do i t 0
A fte r the meeting was dismissed three
young mon sought pardon and peaoe. Their
prayers of penitence and testimonies of x'or-giveness
were t h r i l l i n g to h ear0
W i l l ycu PRAY fo r them?
. — Ralph Mo Shank
PICTURE3QTJE SPEECH . , ^ 4
The wind howled more s h r i l l y and seamed tr, The 3 it t lo twinkling stara oaao skipping out
blow out entirely the la s t lig h t of day« and danced by the ligh t of the moon*
Compiled b y Lydia M. B o ile r
. 3Y THE CAMPFIRE
Good e vening, ny dear C h ild re n , I. am
glad to havo a l l of you together thia eveningo
I t is so pleasant here ju s t before r e t ir in g
time* W it h the relax atio n and fresh a i r of
r few TTiinutes you oan return to your roc is
refreshed for your dreams.
Now i f iv© had peaches wo would have
peachea and cream i f we had the cream. But
here are a few baskets of popcorn b a lls that
I b e lie v e w i l l reaoh around i f each takes one..
The orlokets are o ffe rin g a free concert
tonight and the a i r ia vibrant with late
summer’ 3 tympanic musicians.
in the spring toward commencement time,
a sadness ia f e l t among ua at tha th o u g h t■of
se p a ra tin g . Tonight we need lend no thought
to th a t, and let ua enjoy to tha f u l l the
blessedness of a s s o c ia t io n . Tonight, no one
of us is to h im s e lf. Each of us is for
oth ers. You have* already mat some whom you
think w i l l be olose f r ie n d s , some whom you
wish ;would be and hop® w i l l b o . Have each
of you found soma whom you want to b e fr ie n d ,
some whom you foal w i l l need you to help them?
Perhaps l i f e to some of you has seamed a b i t
dry, d u l l and er^pty, while to others of you
i t has bean a babbling overflowing sp rin g .
Now c a n 't you somehow got together? Some of
you are an happy as the day ia long, and aome
who w ish you were that way to o . You need
each other. So.ue of you are going to make
matchwood of the b ig troubles you bump up
a g a in s t , and some o f you are going tc be
bumped over by l i t t l e tr o u b le s . I f juat acma-
I trod upon a star
Tha- glimmered from a grassy slough
A hundred dawns X slumbered through.
,nd once 2 lost the far
Wild cry of geese, whose s h ip lik e V
Ploughed through the foaming s k ie s ,
By gcseiping across a fence
W it h a neighbor I d e s p is e .
The white of pear trees waxod and waned
Nor could postpone i t s bloom
For one who lingered i n the house
To sweep a stuffy room—
Oh, God, who poured these cups of joy
That I have le ft untasted,
Forgive me on the judgment day
For the boauty I have wastedi
-—Submitted by Grace Mot*ler
b-7w you oot'ld gat teamed up i n pairs to meet
tro u b le s. Some of you are going to have
strings of A 1s tr a in lln g a ft e r y6ur names on
the honor r o ll and some of you are going to
be envying such fly in g honors. Couldn’ t you
ho f l y through your work at high a lt itu d e s
give a few lessons on a e r ia l attacks ca studies
to some rho never get th e ir fe a t o ff the grouii
■Some of y ou are by nature-, or by home
t r a in in g , or by consoious self-effo rt lovely
in your ways and mannersj and some of you b;
nature, in flu e n c e , or neglect cro not so lo v e ly .
Wdat oan the former hops to do and what can
the latter hope to accomplish? Y.ell, perhaps,
non» of Us gets so fa r in personal loveliness
that we can no longer f i t t i n g l y p ra y : " l e t
the beauty of Jesus be seen in mo."
One of the most valuable things to be
obtained i n school is the formation of a lar^e
c,irc?e of frie n d s and to drin k from them the
lig h t idnes of l i f e chat refresh the soul and
give i t loveliness and vigor i i & true sense.
S n roll i n the friendship-making course. Mute
out a l i s t of your frie n d s and by acquaintance
chats, fav o rs, smiles, e t c . , add to the l i s t
at lot,at one frien d a day, Why, it is possible
for every one to have everyone slae on hi.
l i s t ’ 'efo:/o the end of tha school y e a r . I -oe
by the glow in your faces here by the campfire
that some of yoa are are already enrolled i n
t n is course. jnany new frien ds to a l l of you.
Gocd n i g h t .
— Your Alma Mater
nAS ITHERS SEE US”
\ To-whool To-whooJ You, I ami I ’m
really learning to know who you a r e . You are
the f^neaii group of students that 1943 oould
give u s; aShi wh-an V tjiaiiscd, a few evening 3
ago, t h a t j ^ o & ^ a r e here, I could have
hooted a l l 1 if&ght 2ong\ I mean I could have,
i f I wou t t f ® * afro ld of d i ,t u r b l n «
too many p f y o u J L
" FirktSimpw-salons s^ount s, l o t ,” I heard
c-ne of youtaseiy, jo I w?\Bt^bo be very oareful
of what I J^Lrst thinJ^\o'f But one thing
I hate so lijjaoh that aiv\bi&\v>yea ajfc throw
sparks, Uribn ae o t i n g v H r , ^ t e ^ r f i rst time
you were o h w i n g *^ u ^ ~|r^ir^g^^l plaoea in tha
classroom^ ime3 I f e l t
lik e swoopiygi'rigWE down af^Lgiviiig several
ohewinpp-je'vV^I*;'^§»pd sharp ” FW-W*11
It^warS’ so r ^ ^ t h a ^ v y o u ^ ^ not forget
to thank your hoata afMvh’qate^Saa fo r those
good Sunday dinners thA^|>\JjpEjjred for youc
From whet I heard and must have
surely bean delighted to h&te y o u.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.