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October 13, 1943 EASTERN M E M M IT E SCHOOL V o l. V , No. 6
O P E N H O
AS T13E GIRLS SAW IT
Ah, k b I What shall X write? Criticism
might not bo iris© and flattery i s n ’ t Christian.
What a delicate task! But wait— i s n 't there
a way out? Don’ t the boys deserve shower* of
bouquets? Of course they do.
1 believe the ®xoitoment began when we
entered the dining h a l l . Yes, a hungry group
gathered around the tables, but no boys appeared.
Brains were taxed to the utmost for
the cause of suoh an unusual event. D idn ’ t
they hear the bell? What could they be up
to? There’ s just no telling what boy3 w ill
do. But would they go without supper? Did
they expeot the girls to serve ioe oreasn and
soup in Rooxa R? Ar® they s t ill aorubbing
floors, or did they fle e the oountry to avoid
entertaining the girls?
Curiosity was aroused to a greater degree
when we found third floor desolate»
Imagine, inviting guests to your home when you
do n 't expeot to be thereJ But was the place
actually desolate? Hew about Bachelor's Ball?
Visible shadows caused thundor on the door,
then the contents of the large room flowed
into the hall singing, "W e 'r e coming to Open
House," to the tune of "Old Black Joo0" The
entertainment began* There were cheery voices,
broad smiles, chocolate candy, dishes fille d
with popcorn and potato chipa, plus stacks of
cookies. Who told them that we liked suoh
Did you hoar the girls exoleim, "A ren ’ t
these rooms nice?” " I d id n 't know boys has
so much originality and good t a s t e .” "These
rooms have a feminine touch. Do you suppose
they learned it from their mothers and sisters?"
"Look at those pretty plants! Who said boys
d o n 't like flowers?" "D o n ’ t they have a lot
of dogs? and there’ s a bunnyj i t ’ s a liv e , too®
Poor lit t le things i t ’ s b a sh fu l!" "See those
nice curtains? They have nice ruga tooo And
io n 9t everything clean? I d :n t aee erne speck
of duat3" (Con’ t on page 2)
D S E J
AS THE BOYS SAW IT
\tlum the supper be ll rang, instead of going
to supper the masculine members of this school
stealthily clambered down the fii^a escape, on
the start of a "sneak" so-exper
that it may vrell go down I In iE .jw ^p ^ j«t o r y .
While the feminine m&mberaVi^wtantly and
wonderingly ate Bupper t jm ;;
rushed up and across the?
where, to the delight of
with a tub fu ll of soup’
cream o After our apf
dulled, a group of tl
S'/the h ill
, Brother Melvin
freexer v-of io©
© ir heads together and emerge'
of "Old Black Joe" a ll their--own
the words thoroughly impress
we tramped aoroea the medd-otr
so to the school, which wj»;
entered by way of the fifre*
I quote Brother M e n , i f this
ia successful i t will-b^^^itt^t»*'"--.iThie la
the day and age of Iv in .
G irla , we really ^p^eclflT^ed^the way you
treated us on sooond flo,o,rt I ^ m ^ u r e there
i s n 't a fallow who wasn^^W^S^jWT feel at home
and how that food " h i t .
So l e t 's a ll gjuye tlsrae/bheera to Brother
Melvin, to the aoq^Wl^roiridtteejand to a ll the
fellows for their n^Cojrfloua oo-oporaiion, and
three cheers t o /a L T i j w girls for showing ue
auoh a good t imp;'/bzi/aeoond floor®
■ ''/ — John Miller
ARE YOU DOING YOUR UTMOST TO MAKE THESE
REVIVAL MEETINGS THE GREATEST POSSIBLE SUCCES
BOTH FOR YOURSELF AND FOR THE OTHER STUDENTS?
ARE YOU REALLY MAKING THESE REVIVAL
MEETINGS A MATTER OF PRAYER?
— Melvin Weaver
FiEATHSR V M S
Ootober 13, 1945 V o l. V, No. 6
Editor • • • ....................... J . Laster Brubaker
Assooiate Editors . . . . . . ‘Ruth M. Krady
<* « a
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Laura• L . Coulson
. . Grace Gross a
M. T. Braofcbill
The Weather Van© la a weekly newspaper
published by the students of Eastern Mennonite
School. ___ _________ _________
I t ' s "garden-fresh", "kitchen-fresh",
"oven-fresh", and ao on; but I would add yet
— M. T . B ,
TIME IS PRBCIOUSi Never before have I
ao v iv idly realized the truth of this as I
have this year. So very muoh is expected of
us and ire are challenged to do our boat.
Tine Is demanded for studying our assignments %
priotiaing special music; writing compositions,
tern papers, thesesj recreation and other
extra-ourrloular a c t iv it ie s . We need to invent
our time widely, not to spend it heedlessly.
During our Revival Meetings these things'
w ill continue to be demanded of us, but in
addition to this we w ill need to spend time in
prayer, meditation and heart-searching i f we
are to get the blessings God has for u s. Let
us determine that nothing, not ©v'-sn legitimate
a c t iv it ie s, shall keep us from receiving the
bept from these Revival Meetings«
\ — H.M.K.
c m ! U S f
A Candle in the Window
Are the candles
God aets on the window eills of heaven*
Their flames burn brightly
Trimmed by Ilie grace and mercy.
Their twinkling beauty
Bocj^n the wandering soul home
To the embrace of a loving Fathere
— Elisabeth Erb
AS THE GIRI3. SAW IT (Con’ t) '
Boys, these are/ only^a few of th© many
bouquets the girls/gay® V °u® > You have entertained.
us royal|yc We aav "Thank You” from
the bottom of our hearts k o r ^our kind
............. ^ " ’ 7
i t a l l t y 0 j j 1
VESPER S E i m M — Ope
have been com p ile vwltkofct ’i t . Th© s b ; ’'.waller a
S f ^ >
were present to o / T^a&af Modn, the Royal
Family, and the/Bear rfmilfr opting in on u s .
D id n ’ t it give'-you a J^Vraeyl feeling to gather
around tbi^Sssrftihs whjLi^’ fwmlly tlee^..
b ouaii mo txA voiff ~Eeja rt a ? The'"'~'-N
mbs io nssScbars- ■&’? '^ f f ^ h l n g ^ p l L r i t u a 1
atmosphere^•■*?jhe?r-elutf' ■ S h e a p ^ ’.eSl^ted
roe's sag® ^^r .^;.;v *.d a^;^|E 5 ^i|ay '
nob'ltf yQ.u li'Sjj'ifed
to stViye for the'-^h&^jlCts.'it p J i's ^ ^ fw life i ^
Thank you, Alma Mater, for your compliments. >
Fellow^Trbudents, shall we meet the
challenges of our Alma” Matar? -■Let* a be Taith-fu
— Mina Gliok
The most attractively arranged room on
third floor, according to the report of the
room judgea, I f that of Roarer Eehleman and
Lester Brubaker. Three other rooms are judged
■worthy of honorable mention—-those of Lester
Eshleman and Paul Paaohey, Rosa Goldfus and
’Wilbur Mel linger, and Paul Landia and Paul
On seoond floor, Ruth Alderfer and Ellen
Keener receive fir s t place. Honorable mention
is given to the rooms of Pearl Harta and idna
Mae Mast, Martha Jane and Mary June Turner,
and Ruth Krady and -W.ura Coulson*
Grace Wenger }
Ava M. Rohrar) Room judges
H. B« Weaver )
I f you had peeped into the Physics Lab.
on Thursday evening you might have wondered
why a few people were gathered around tables
nibbling salted nuts. Well, that was the
Sorlblerua Society in its fir s t meTating of
the year. This society is composed of some of
E .M .S . 's scribblers? who like to meet occasionally,
read com© of their own products and
have them criticized by their fellow-members.
On this particular evening while we munched
our nuts we listened interestedly as Lester
Brubaker read to us, "For Rstg’ l a r ", a humorous
sketoh picturing the awkward beginnings of a
courtship. Gladys Shank read a atory entitled
"As the Stars Forever and E v er." Brother
B rao k bill's contribution was a beautiful t r i bute
to old age, "Growing C ^ V ’
^ ^ — Reporter
Cctobor I S , 1945
Tragedy in Birdom. One day as I praucod
to look into tha Brown Thrasharo* nsat I
lifted up ay hoad among the rose* thorns and
lo* the nost t o u empty. What had happjnad?
The birdlata war© too young to f l y . What
had atirrod thorn out? Surely no oat would
or oould push its e lf up into that loaa* of
needlae. I looked about for tho b ir d ie s.
Almost at my foot was ona lit t le dumpling down
on its km o s and a 3leap. I liftad it up into
the neato And not muoh farther away I saw
what wae left of hia brother who must have
fa llen out much e a r lier .
After I placed the bird in tho nest 2
fe lt orawling things on my hand, and I saw
a number of tiny lioelets scurrying about and
tic k lin g . I f that little bir d , I thought,
haa several hundred of those pests tiokling
him 1 do not wonder ho wants to move. Twio®
I placed him in the nont, and as often did he
f a l l out. On my nent trip I brought sona da-louBing
powder and peppered him thoroughly.
Whenever I handled the littla darling ita
parenta became naarly frantic and uquawked
and thrashed about as if they wara right inad
at ms and ooneldar^cL jfts /O^^gtential homioide.
I held up them oo thay
oould soe -t‘° *>ut
they saw no a ll and thair
words continued to Tre quid's as b it t e r . Prom ,
then on they eosmod to be on the watch for
me and would bagin abusing ms in their bird
language, meeting me part way down the oampus,
just ae Mosart d id .
W e ll, to conoludo this littla tale , X
must cay that I do not aa yet know whether
the little fellow diad of lioe or was ourad
by powder, but I eaw him no mora* After that
it was vary lonesome when 1 oama by.
— M .T .B .
IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING
Wo need fraah roadways in our thinking.
There is eo muoh beautiful country that
thought can run through! And yet some speakers
raraly venture off the few main roads, and they
get just a b it dusty, and monotonous. I t is
ao refreshing to be taken by tha speaker in a
ramble through some new delightful tarrainl I
believe in warning against the evils and tha
errors and othar ©yeaorea along the road, but
why not help us sea tha righteous beauty of
the landscape? Anyway lat ua penetrate tha
countryside. Oh for more soul-building excursions
in the fie ld s of God I There is no
use always to paw down the main road raving
at the billboard3. There arc timoe when that
is needed, of oourse, but Oh, do not forget
to take us to tha lakes, meadows and up the
mountain trails tool
"ANSWER TO A UZARD HUNT"
I must oonfeaa that what Mary Hurt, said
last weak is true. I Iind to ba satisfied with
tho wiggling tail of a lisard that time instead
of with n lis a rd . But this v/cok holds
a different history entirely1
My oatoh consists of a whole of another
one of thes© reptiles. I f fcnis sounds too
muoh like a ” lizard story” v is it Brother
Hootatter somo day about the time the sun is
shining brightly into tho east aide of tho
Biologioal Laboratory. There you w ill find
■four lieards in a homo prapsrad for them, two
of which I olaim the honor of having oaught.
Catching lizards is graat sport, Mary!
They are very quiok in their movements, but
that presents a greater challenge and makos it
so. muoh more alluring, too.
A liuard-oatihing enthusiast,
"? — Paul Landis
Despite the loss of Joseph Baer's falsa
teeth, sharp needle prioks, black end bluo
marks, s t i f f limb#, and tho ja n ito r 's third
base f a l l , E .M .S . students and faculty had a
moot enjoyable outing at Martin's Yifood laet
With blu®, cloudless skies and beautiful
Ootobar weather, v.asn11 it a perfaot day?
Hiking through Virginia h i l l s , pas sing peao<5-
fu l farmhouses, seeing ourly headad twine on
a front porch and farther on thirteen lit t le
pigss what oould have been more delightful?
A lso , did you notice nature'a handiwork on
soma of the b r illia n t ly colored leaves?
A f t e r ’playing auch games as prisoner'a
bass, thro*? deep, , and
baseball, everyone^?© It nearly, s£anred J Someone
sa id jguitjs,, emMafc i-ca Jhasjfce
s lo w ly ^ as t^^r^^-.waa^g&thorijpg^for lunoh.
T a a t y ' ' f a o . \ k e c ;«aKgcrl'-WScTp nut, ‘chocolate,
and Coconut cak^g^in ft qaon-ba-f .or£ otten. i.
Noi'6lt^Di^iXt..thit ^oiri o i ^ ^ ice oraa\and
orange driSc’f ^ , f
tiad. you known bo^oraj^^at a n .l e g l u n t
has fourty thousand m\iao|.os ICulTca tJ^hnpc?
Several £of the other ^sf^;erno^^,rpgnfem/ highlights
wor©< a humoroue reading. Logged
G o o b c ” and the rendition by a quarts-^ of tho
memorable melodies "Grinding Coffee'* and "The
Bussing Bumble B®ea.n
Latar two baseball garaae wera playod, tho
girls and boya both timaa being viotorioua
over tho faculty members.
A tired but happy student body wended thei?
way slowly homeward, coma of them einging, but
a ll of them thinking, " I 'm so glad to get back
to tha dear old E .M .S .”
— Geraldine Grosa
OVERHEARD BY OSWALD
Paul Peachey d id n ’ t have quits enough
wind to blow out a ll the candles on hia birthday
cakaj two s t ill burned. "That means two
years until you are married, Paul?” someone
Paul answerd, ’’W ell, I guess th a t's
about r ig h t .”
* * * «! $
Frank Brunk, looking at the preparation
being made in the reoeption room for Open
Houass 11 The girls must really like us i f
they f i x up like t h i n .”
* * * * *
Juiit as overheard during and after the
outing and Open House^-****®— -—
’’Him, euoh eu-M^-dolic^aua cake I" ‘‘in
years to cos®, wa^ll a®e'“o&k wkeee lining this
road the E .M .S . Jstujient body'walked returning
from the outing^” / ^ ’\ M j
" I think acorns ®ren Jround their
way into tha s^ho’ol buildi i ^ . ”
"Please c^pnfjt Sake me l&ngh, It h u rts.”
"Could ydi ;^o your physiifol ed. exercises?
X was just tocr et^ff ap.d sore.JJ,
”l t didn' t a f ^ e o t ^ e . ^ & s j M J120 sit-ups
anyway." V w f
'\3uess I j o % can 't take i t . i
„Aybe t h e y -- -- - --- y
” H<*t this on®, i t ’ is Jf^oked.";>
"Watch outi Did you lt>efe-««f5der the bed?”
”No, but this is Paul Krdas’ s room and i f
ha \\(?Y£under the bed hia feat could be seen.”
'’What; a triumphal entryi"
"Such good housekeepers these fallows are 2
I d id n 't imagine they lad euch attractive
"This in real oandy.”
" I smell popcorn— tastes better than it
s me lie though.f'
"A rabbit J That makes four inhabitants
in this room, doesn't it?"
"iiieee toothpicks are just the right
f i n i s h ."
What a variety of Liaaoots we ee© in tha a a
g i r l s ’ rooms I”
* * * * *
Entering a seoond floor roort blessed with
pip.}* Norman Kraus and Lawrence Brunk snarvel?ied
at the beautiful heater pipe arrangem ent....
I t ’ s grand that some people can find beauty
even in the unlovely J I f only more of uc
were that wayi
— The Eavesdropper
Nelson Brunk's current event in American
History c la s st
"The United States has declared Mar on
Japan and Germany*
— Lura Bender
WE WISH TO INB’OHM YOU-”
That we boys did have something to eat
Saturday night. The fir s t course consisted of
cooked beans, pork, diced potato®*?, celery,
bread, butter and meat broth. The ascend
course consisted of cookies!, a herb a’, and leftovers
from the fir s t course. You girls had
aoup, celery, bread and sherbet*.
That girla cannot be trusted and must
study feeing each other.
That a thorough dusting above the g ir l s '
doors, moldings., e t c ., Trould be helpful.
That we (tk® boye) were amazed et the
number of dogs, .cata, do lls, and other trin kets
too numerous to be mentioned, among grown
g ir l s .
That the g ir la ' rooms display a surprising
amount of imitation and lack of originality^
for instancei the "l i t t l e davenports’' .
That from our observation of the g i r l s ’
and boys’ rooms, it costs mors to finance a
girl at school tlan a boy.
That you a ren ’ t to take us seriously.
— Lavrrsnc® Brunk
— Maynard Yoder
THANK YOU NOTE
Special thanks is offered to lira. Noah
Show*Iter mho has so graciouely donated oome
coat hangers to the girla cloak-room. Those
benefltted w ill most deoply appreciate this
g i f t .
ASTRAL PICTURE — Today, 1 :3 0 at the
Obaervatory. Prompt, please.
”AS ITHERS SEE US"
H-0-0-0-T. I know my voice is monotonous,
but it ia not nearly s \ ^ad as haying the
leader of 'most every/ j
"A t this time wo will*1
You know, I thifil:
litt le word. It ha
- " Can 't
» ' ft a%
y-<9 so gpa so.
miuh a pretty
.« a beautifu
l sentiment. But Swhen I hear pefr^le using
it in publio, espeoiV..ly in r o fb ^ n a s tc songs,
wVt^r-* T lmr™r -f-V.j'v-r ?] -V.n csv whdn I know they meaji to say **il'we&'il'fffJ
comes sour in my modph a t once'
Bump I Bump.' my big
say you bump tho Qthpr
i t be«
r \ W W
Did you think it wae.-kJU^''
A \ x/a v a3£?3S7*
W ill som9-Te^j|tt^p^‘ person Yk>l\i|a take
down the Physi'3sri~,Btiuc2^on regulaMqm lajieet
that ia disgracing the I hall b a lijb Ln
board? From the realms of v^ed^OBj, i I yfr} it ^-a
obsolete, antiquated, or nayb\^uV; J1/a inly
"worn o ut.” \ a \\
Were you the person for wnors;.*' committee
ted to w a it.fiv e minutes,
twenty minutes last week: ?sero you so importanU
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