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November 24, 1943 'LSTEHB MEMOMITE SCHOOL V o l. V s No. 12
ARE YOU LIVING A MAJIIIUM CHRISTIAN LIFE?
FoTiowirg are twelve question* that w il l
test your relationship with your Lcrcu Have
thuae twelve things taken plaoe in your l if e
today? Can you iay nyoa" to all?
1 . Have you thanked the Lord for the prlvi-lege
oi being Hl*j, because you are free
from the past?
2 . Hare you beer oona? iouta of Hla presence
a a yru went about your work?
3 . Have yuu been actively cjnacioua of one
single victory that you owed to Chriat
4c Have you exchanged at least one spiritual
truth with someone?
6 ® Have you asked for one d e firite thing
6* Hr.s Ho answered at least on® request you
have made whether it tms made today or
La the past?
7 . Have you kept from bain?; a partner to
foolish and idle talk?
8* Have you prayed for at lea^t one un-aavea
noul, or for aomoone who needs a
closer w r I k with his Lord?
9 . Have yuu aakad Kim for Immediate fo rgiveness
for a wrong you permitto^ in
an unguarded moment?
1 0 . Have you found a nugget of truth in
God9 a Word that left a < hallenging in-pro
salon with you a ll day?
11s Are you so nearly one with Him that at
a moment*a notice you can cs,rry out a
commission He may give you?
1 2 o Have you, on your kneas5 again told the
Lord that as far as you aro concerned it
is settled* that you mean by Hia grace
to live your whole life yieldad to Him?
I f you can say "yes" to these quea'oions
then vou are living the innar life that is
laying thi femdatior. for an aggressive Christian
— Ada Mo Zimmerman
m i thankful?
Thanksgiving to me carries with it the?
thought of hearts truly thankful to God for
the many bleasings He had blessed us with*
. I like to ask myeelf a few questions to
Boa i f I am truly thankful. Perhaps you
could apply the same question** to your l i f e .
When I have peace and joy in my toul,
knowing that Christ’ s death has sav-sd mo from
sin* am I thankful? When I look at nature and
up into the haavens., Am I thankful that God
has permitted me to enjoy these beautiss of
His hani? Am I thankful for my Christian
home? Aiu I thankful for jcod health? Am :
thankful? Yea* I am thaririTul, but how thankfu
l am I? Does my l if e show that 1 am thank-ful?
I f I arc not doing the most axid beat th«t
I can for toy Lord, I am not really thankfu,..
Am I rea1ly thankful?
_ _ , , — — Melvin H. Weaver
Cur loving heavenly Father bestow* upon
His ohildren bountiful favors and blessingfl
— yet many of these rich blessings are unheeded
by us because wo are asking for and
looking for some greater blessing. Let us
not overlook the oommon blessings from our
Father because beauty is always present in
them* Thank God for His averyday gifts to u <»
THE BEST STATE
Which do you think is the best state ;o
live i n r—'V irgin ia, New York, Maryland, Oh .o,
The best state to me is the State _n£
ASTRAL S‘X I S T Y — Thursday 6s30 p.m*
You may get your picture* t A to K next. Tuaa®,
L to Z next Wed-, Call at Physics LabO)f0 ^
November 24 „ 1 9 4 3 ” voio v , N o T Y i
o «, = J L e s t s r Brubescar
« o * o 0 .Ruth M? Krady
« . c Anna Sauder
a Elva Kewswar.ger
. Miriam Hie*stand
» Iflura Lc Coulson
.• .. Grace So Grose
. . Robert Keener
_________ _ ^ _________ M« r* Brsckbill
Woe the r Van© is a weekly newsjfaper
published by th© students of Eastorn Mennonit©
S c h o o l . ______ ____ ___________
I t might not be out of place at a l l to
be thankful for a thankful heart i f one is hada
— M .T .B .
ARE YOU THANKFULi
That you are living in America, the land
That the government allows you freedom
That you have a Christian heritage?
That you have the privilege of attending
a Christian college?
That God provided for you the plat. of
s 'v a t i o n ?
World conditions today nor© than ever
before ohallsnge us to be thankful for the
blessinga ws hav©« A ll over the world there
if? untold physical suffering* great mental
anguish and immeasurable spiritual distress?
Are you truly thankful this Thanksgiving Cay ?
Let u» prove our thankfulness giving our iiveo
in losing service to Goi»
— R.M.K .
THE EDITOR’ S PRAYER
Lard, thia is tne WuLTESR VAIiS
I t in oonaooratod
” o Thoeii
V/e work on it
<sFor Thy glory,
""May a l l its pages
V,rear the cloak of truth..
May its ©very word
Challenge to noble living#
Yr© are consecrated
We do our work
"A# unto Thee o"
Lord, thie le tho WEATHER VANE.
FROM If IE ''HALL OF MUSIC”
Saturday, November 13„ your nueic Instructor,
accompanied by five ladies, motored
to C-.P.So Cainp No<> 20 at Sideling Hillo Aa
we neared the camp, flurries of anow greeted
us a« well aa the ever-present north windo
The warmth of Ralph Hernley’ a cozy log cabin
gave us a fine introduction to the camp®
A few hour* before wo arrived, a serious
accident had taken place» The truok in whioh
two camp boys ware riding slid across the
Super Highway, toppled .over the railing and
down a stony f i l l at least 160 feet deep, Tho
boys escaped ty kicking out tha windshield.
A nearby farmer, seeing tho accident, hurried
to the scene wi th his horses and took tho
boys to hia hou3. A stata trooper, surprised
to find thorn a liv e , speeded th« boya to the
nearest hospital. Tho driver, John Lehman,
reicained oonecioufl throughout ths accident,
but suffered a number of craakid r ib s . Olen
Britsch, tho other boy, was confined to tho
hospital on account of brckon ribo0 Saturday
evening supper *as an imp.rassiv© one as the
oampers a ll bo«sd their heads in prayer for
th® two boyao
Tho Saturday evening meeting was given
to a dieousaior of secular muaic. The quartet
and the soloist presented eovaral numbers
each# Sunday eironing was devoted to religious
music with additional spooial muc»io» Ths
boys war® very appreciative and our trip ’a a
Monday morning dawned a ’c 12s00 a.m. with
no light except that of tho mooiu Near 2
o ’ clock, five little sleepy girls and one
little sleepy bey sank in the aaa of sl&epi
sloop that only the Shenandoah Valley or.n give*
— J® Mark Stauffer.
I like to
read our school paper, end
I 'm sure you dr • I also like to look at the
pictures,. Wo live a grand a rt is t, as you
have a ll seen. But, personally, I don* t like
to have pictures and words a ll mixed upl
Ytfhen you want to taste the distinct flavor of
©aoh of two vegetables you don’t make them
into a soup, dc. you?
y ^ 7 The Owl looks vary dignified, but,
■>, _'v^personally, I do n 't see how he can keep his
wits about him when he is placed In th© center
y f of a l l the noi*e h® lie a made* and I ’m sure wo
C /d o n 't get the fu ll benefit of what he has
__ said. Wayb© he wouldn’ t have to tall ub thing*
so often i f (he she it s ) words were more’
When the eye doctor examined my eyes ho
told me that I could see better than I was
but to save me, I can-t make out
What do th©
sera© of tho rrords in our paper,
rest of you think, aboirtr"tnis?
V j -■ -JTor-aftn *r?.v.a
■^Oon’ t yb& a l l acres’ ijh&$ ’ fcias T i l l i e '1
(as harVoolorad frlenqp edy) *d®a<prv®a to/bo
present©^ in th® ttall »f Honor? ’m sura you
do* T illle is one <%£ our s t u d i e d rlgh school
Bible seniors, a maiden of simplicity, .humility
, sincerity, loyalty, dependability, and
unselfishness. Her burden for souls and fe r vent
efforts in bringing the gospel to th®
lost ia a challenge to a ll her fr ien d s .
Evory Saturday morning she f i l l s a bag
with Sunday-School papers, tracts, Testaments
and Bible® to take along on her missionary
tour to the colored folk of Harrisonburg*
Eaoh Sunday ah® gives valuable assistance to
the mission for the colored» Her life is continually
overflowing for her Lord. Feart-aohes
and disappointment® do not remove
T i l l i e "s sincere smiles.
Contributions from her pen help to make
our school paper interesting. She is also a
friend of books.
We appreciate Tilli®*e presence at E .M .S .
knowing that her radiant Christian testimony
has an enriching in f lue.no® upon her fellow-etudenta.
We wish hor the ohoioe blessings of
God as she seeks a more complete knowledge of
the Bible and labors for Christ in His great
— Mina Glick
COLLEGE HIKERS OUTING
Last Friday evening six fa ith fu l College
Hikers and Bro* Hoetetter piled into Rohrsr
BshlonF.n5 s oar and left for the mountains'.
About an hour later we got out and scratched
our limbs. Sc this is Reddish Knob, 4590 f a a t -
above level? We hiked over the aountain
until we found a- place to make aupper over an
open fir e « After the meal some of • ho group
went up to the tower while others o the ambitious
onas gasad at th© stars. A out 9*30
w® began to explore the mountain. ,e hiked
until after eleven o'clo ck, then we md<9 our
t e a s . After a talk l y Bro. HoatatCer, vre hau
prayer« Sooji >^e *#ar»» In D*'&«mx&j<d.
" I *m cold, give me more oovar." "Br~r,
I ,Jm cold too* I/at'a go down to the o ar.”
So two boys slipped out and ran to the oar;
then they b u ilt a f i r e . One of the boys’
trouser lags caught fir e but it was soon
After a while the rest of the gang oame
to the fir e and in less than an hour we had
About half past nine we started back for
school. We stopped along the way whenever we
saw some interesting sights or plants. Then
Brother Hostetter would show ua th® rainy
plant® and other bits of interest. We reached
school Jurat in tin© to get ready for dinner.
Wo wore "tir e d but happy"*
— Jo Maynard Yoder
HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN SHORTHAND?,-^
We are interested in knowing how many
peop?® on the campus (faoulty, assistants, and
studants included) hava had at least one year
of shorthand. Flaaea sign your names below
th© announcement on the bu lletin hoard.
Shorthand I I Claes
per Mrs. Stauffer
A GLIMPSE INTO C .P .S ,
C .P .S . life is really interestingc That
is the way we fe lt after bpending a night end
a day at the Luray camp.
A banquet v;ua held Saturday night in
honor of the camp nurco who is leaving.. W®
fe l t it to be quite a privilege to b® invited
to attend and taka part in tho program- A
vary interesting number on the program t h the
group singing of " I ' v e Seen Workin? on the
Railroad*’ to the musical rhythm vihat was
created by alternate tapping on the table and M.
tumblers with our silverware.
After witnessing the dumping of eevoral
cots and being threatened with the same procedure
we decided to pull our eota together
for the night"-nothing happenedi
Having given our program of muaio on
Sunday evsning we started back to school
through fog and snow so thiok that Rosa had
to s-iok his head out of the window to see
the * hit® line on the road0 Tl'ien Maynard and
Norai n claimed funny feelings in their stomaohs
whlc’ . necessitated their being rearranged in
the sar. We are happy to report our arrival
with no casualties.
Vie think the men in C .P a3. are thankful
for rnuoh this Thanksgiving ponson.
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1 j OVERHEARD B'-f OSWALD
When Mftyhar.' Yoder was passing out the
English Compoaiticns he questioned Brother
Gehman a« to the ownership of one without a
name or titleo Brother Gehman examined it and
aa he handed it baok remarked3 " I t 1* Maynard
Yoder*80 Chiokena always oome home to roosto”
Try to visualise this scene. At the
volley ball game a* Joyce Blosaer was preparing
to serve one of the girls oalled out, "Now
a l l help Jcyoe o ver.”
Cue of the high school seniors must bo
related to Confuoius for he iaaued forth this
reiLarkj " I t ' s a great life if you do n 't
Mary Hepnor wanted a book about the
Mormons and so she politely asiced the librarian
i f she oould give her information about
English Composition, aooording to Kenneth
Heatwole, is the place where every body acts
natural at onoe=.
Perhaps we oould have soma more of the
new aoup so Looter Brubaker oould have sjnple
time to thoroughly investigate and identify
its contents. Last Thursday he thought the
little partiolea in the bottom of the bowl
were pieecs of goat's liv e r .
I f you see Phoebe Branner chewing arsay
on a oar rot aa she journeys towards the
Gymnasium you w ill understand shy. She explained
to Brother Daniel that-she has to eat
before she can tell her left hind from her
J jy k 3
A SOIfG OF PRAISE
Dear Lord, my welling spring of gratitude
:;ow ruTiO so fu ll it eoon must overflow.
I give Thee thanks for strength eaoh day
And life and pow'r to feel f a ll breezes blowj
For ays* to see the blue bird in his f l i g h t , _
And taste, to taste wild berries on the plain;
For ears to hear soft voices of the nightj
For nose to sense the clean sweet aiaell of
I thank Thee fo r- a mind that serves toy aoul
To reoognite these blessinga from ebove
Yrfc more encompassed in itc little vdiole
That greater p o w e r, Thee, to know and lovo
And thank Thee for that deathless part of mo
Tn Thi^e own time to be at home with Thee.
— Dora Taylor, *53
AS I SAW IT
Please., boya, don’ t think that every one
who put# eight white chirta In the waah for
one week w ill have his: name in the TfSATHER VANE
as Jasper dido We a!so recognise those who
■wear blue oneso
I f Lawrence tries to tell you he d id n ’ t
have eight shirts— don't believe it! Five
boards, five irons and ten girls w ill testify
that he dido
There certainly would be a cut-down in
tuition i f all the boys would take lessons
from Rohrer. His theory states that only the
ouffs and collars and the piece deem the front
need to be ironed— ooata oover the rest.
< *** — The Ironing Board
- " SUB STI TUTIQfT”
'."Our oiass room is occupied” I exclaimed
a student act the life of Christ Class met at
the door of "Y/R*1' last Wednerday to witnoss
two men upon giant step-ladders hanging ligh ts.
Could you gueea where we went fo r claas? I f
you had peeked in through the chapel door
you would have eeen us perohed in a big semi-oirole
upon the platform. No, we waren't
planning to serve on an activities period
program,* However; our fa c ia l muscles were
plenty active, not spying anything about the
emothered giggles r s we left our teaaher to
the fate of finding a suitable perch to cope
with our positions. The discussion we had
about the Pharisees d id n 't affeot our exalted
statoo, neither did our teacher humiliate us
by pointing out a low? r seat. (And no one
fo il a»l® )pS)
— Mina Gliok
"AS ITHERS SEE US"
There is one boy (I a it baok of him,
sometimes, life le s s ) ^ d i never bruah,?s the
dandruff andiha\^*3^f hi* shoulders after he
combs. To,.*'wy.Q? w h o w ^ o ?
I wish/the^vlaf«Tfoptions of the study
hall doors i m S j n U 'kipt.Vree from finger
marksu SxaMp^oi ^-Jt“,rJ-s-rt-fi^o ^Ao-o-rs1 to the library.
The libJ^ry" ha's cha i r s ^ 'o u n d the tables,
Room B does ef\sa,— and ^er^yp<Uig room, and
others. I a dene the a t ^ \ t Y v ^ o o a * ^ v i £ g
the room, aet$.-J?is ohatr\b^^M'ia^'i^jrdeVly
•way. Some "oni&dren'3, w ^ & ^ t h ^ i ^ s l l rings,
leave in auoh ^ f r u s i j s y ^ f & u t t i e ’’ that
a l l they tliink t ^ u a h \ X f \ v p h a i r baok
« * n R„ l l y ,
there ha 'Tween a t ii^ ^ .^ n . ^ i f i ’ p'vKtJQo1' Guess
I ' l l have to pa rah on t o ^ \ f door "all-the-
time". But, just a m b ^ X /y ^ s r h a p s that
student wovit to Sunday Sohoox—tliiB past
Suttdav mo: a Inge
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