January 5, 1344
EASTERN MENNCNITE SCHOOL Vol. V, No. 16
HAPPY WELCOME!* FROM THE NEWS ROOI
"Ah. do you really naan it I "Why, that’ s
ray birthday, tool To think that my coming to
E»M,S„ meant finding a twin —a really true
t\*inilr' "Mary Jonen, you say? From Springe,
Pennsylvania?" "Yes, she likes oysters but
data at s lumkea— alive or dead*"
I f fin© would have had the power to under-atend
about four hundred different conversations
at the same time last Thursday night,
these fe-.r ©solamations would be only a vague
idea of irhffit ha would have hoard# Just like
all other get-aoquaint^d socials, there was
every in; ioatioa. of an enjoyable time.
An ..ntereating program did its share of
introduoi.ng too* Through it the short termors
learned ';c< know a few of the many talented
irdividuals who live at E.M .S.
We, as Special Bible Termers want to thank
the regular students for the warn, welcome
fueling they showed ua» v;e think they are
simply grand. Even though we have been here
only a ftw days wo already feel very muoh at
Aa ve -svere leaving the Assembly Hall
Thursday evening our thought,3 were something
like t h i » "How true— we remember only one-fortieth
of what wo hoarIl"
How many name.s aid you-remember??
— Marian H, Garber
Did you have some books sold at the
second-hand book sale in the beginning of the
year for which you havs not yet received your
money? I f sso, see me as soon as it is oon~
vsnient for you to do so.
— Paul Landis
Hi-wdy, Folks I
She New Ye&r is quite a "baby yet. But
ho is quite a handsome one and has all the
possibilities of making good.
Say, Special Termers, do not become
alarmed if you see some regulars with worried
looks, You see throughout th© course of a
school year there are certain periods Imcran
* * examinations* Like .certain dircases they
creep up on us unawares. To students who have
studied throughout the yoar era:r.s? art periods
of. relaxation. Th© ceaolurior is— a worried
look does not express relaxation.
At least on einte resting feature of an
icy day is the beauty of the t-raes--real
Christmasy, I 'd say.
According to official reports supplies
(fcome aay boxes} in dormitory rooms, as a
result of returns from Christa®s vacation,
ere pretty nearly exhausted.
What is it in a person that :cakee him
smile when he sees someone else fall? And
why does the one who falls jump up to see if
anyone witnessed the fall?
’jF.itil another week, may you receive an
ffA." in the test.
— Your News Caster
SO THIS IS 18441
Something happened several nights ago.
I m.s soundly asleep—“I always am. There
was a shuffle in the hall, than a knock on
the door— my dream continued, but became a
b it confused. The door opened— I was reaching
a point of sub-consciousness now— a swish,
and all tos quiet. I slept one
The next morning I opened the closet,
and what do you think? In place of an old
man, dirty, unkcwpt, who seemed to be taking
possession of the whole pl^oe, down in the
corner tucked -.y a“’ cHxsbby little chappy.
His ri^Me? Wijyvli$4l
j'jfc;Iwi\x v 5, 1944 _ _ ~ ~ Y o ': C ~- T ,"'l :joT"fg
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Tne Weather Vane i i a weaV.ly newspaper
published by the studen jp of Eastern Mennonite
I f W8 can not put 3ur time oars in reverse
and travel again the road of 1943 ~ri th another
x'r^ah twelve months' experienoe* i?j >an tour
ha new road of 1944 with revised maps and
otherwise improved road guides, and here's hoping
there will be leas laeless baggr^©, lest*
los-.ng of the r y , fewe • mishaps and lesa regard.
for the Devil’ a roid signso
— M.T ,B.
* * * * *
"TAKE THIS ONE,” a lid the tea char to liar
pupil who oame with troubling lipa asking lor
s clean aheat of pp.par* The child had epolled
•'ohy f i r s t one, but how ,ila f eoe beamed whey.
hi« haada graaped the unaoiied papor. He scss
allow® 1 another opportunity to write success
in pla j© of f e i l u i a .
"Take this one", unya the Master to hia
ohild u he opens hia eves to the morning,
which preaente another :iew day. With hopeful
eye his ohild o^ea a pa je of opportunities
” Tnke this one", to heard Him say, and
already ws have written with Indelible ink on
eeveral of ite pages* !e does not offer us
ell of the new year whet we hang our calendars
upon the nail*
" Take this one", w» hear him aay, "and
i f you f a i l , ohild, don t become too disoour-ugad
over your failure. If you auocaed don't
become too elated over your success.'1 And if
we fa il or if we succeei, maybe we will hear
Him aay once again, "Ta<e this one, Childs"
— A , S u
TEhCOMB, SPECIAL B IBLE Tern at-tdentsI
We era dolighfced to hav-s you he, e a To ua
you ar bringing no-,? friendships, new joy a,
new challenges, new fellowship >.nd n»w oppor-tui
Iti; * a ll of which w j sh».;l acmedey cherish
as boautiful maiaorias. ?/e are so. cry t l»t •.«>
are ao crowded here* but perhaps that will
bring ua closer together and cause ua to
become bettor acquaintedS
This paper that you are reading ia the
WEATHER VAN30 We wan £ you to enjoy reading
it and alao to onjoy contributing artioles
and little ,breeraa~ for It while you are
with ua 5
Again a hearty welcome to you; and may
God ricnly bleas your stay arong u* •
* . m * * *
2 STAR.1YWOODKOIES ^ c / ^ '
Mos^irt l i t on hia favorIto ce alpa, and
aaya 1 , "My dear old friend, I am to very glid
to aee you. That'a what's been the matter
with ny eye a of la te ; they haven't beta seeing
enough of you.'1 I vnaa just a b it heaitant
in approaching this m eat o in old, familiar
tenia, i’or j. d id n 't lr.\ow Low serious h i« pet
peeve last summer roa .ly 'ma or hoy long it
would laat afi;er ay rather uniortunate connection
with their doiaa 3tic affalrt when
Koiaxi; un i Jennie fcocLciagbird were rearing
their yois.ig ruaicletej but he tock ore of the
aumsraaultingeat aomerwaulta you ever saw ae
he charged furiously into the first two and
a half scorca jf the fantasy *ith ell its
frills and frolics, and 1 know we rere old
But he had no mors Mian aubsided from
hia burst of acrobatic ventriloquism when he
catapulted into th 3 air and Tie rbled off in a.
gay double double » a * a r 5 of t. on 3 rapturous
cone to, so I ka&w he ttj» delighted to aee me.
1 know bravely will ”aat summer thftt
when these j' liy troube.doura of our caupua
really thought th 1 iii -.uctiuon ovjr carefully
and had 1st a little dfcean easape from thair
highly trrought i«Qot4.onp that th.'jy would understand
perfectly the true motiw of their old
friend and landlord.
Sure t f my j *ounc I aought tc reestablish
old-time fc.miliarit;ie8c Say?. J, nV / dear old
robin, I »ve* ju«t been noticing in your fancy.,
rapturouc anti e -riiat veauci ul olothes you
wear and how a uaningly ba..*r.jd is the lining
of your frock coato Tell ms please the history
of those jp.ra. ” It ■was the very thing
Moaarb war.tt d or nesdei tc win Ibaok his old
friend) so he took another up!f?>rd tumble into
the ©thrar, bubbling all over'with dsmi-oej^i-quavorss
(Hia > tary ollijwa next w sek.)
COHORAHTIATIONS to th<j) nez/ly-y/a is — Beule h
Ls'2iascti and Da/id Troy«r* May the;/ experience
January o, ‘1044
\ VACATION /
-v* Slap*!; l & W .
there m a still food on the table
No matter nof^«rcrek^you ate I
And" now wh>
^iTo bells — S
For thia briwg
of V^mo you deoido
Just how latb'ySiT’l l be a'bout” 4 No bells — ?and then
B®for® you realise \rhat * a happened,
Youc r® iinde| the Bell System again.
— Elva Newswangor
IMPORTANT BATTLE PAGESi
Ah saei Wha?£ next? In a field not too
distant and a tilne not too long paet you rdght
hav© seen three faculty mombora, one holding
an ear, another the tail and still linother the
ear of a pig, boing twisted, drugged and literally
to/seed around the fie ld . It stseias that
the three faoulty members were trying to kill
the pig, and the pig# which probably never
heard of nonresistanoe, upon divining the intent
of •■iie faoulty members, with a squeal and
a jump tore away -wi th the above battle ensuing.
Who were the three faculty members? I wish
(n'i "-John Miller,, Oral Expression Reporter
»2jj*j££/ <i — ojz,<L - o)< rr><2 u.>$'-j hio c ) t / /J
E3RE *S A POSY, :3PSCIAL BIBLE TERMERS
I enjoyed having you on the "H ill"1 Saturday
evening# You wore a pleasant interested
group that listened and asked questions and
stayed cn for the evening, most of you. I
hope you were a# pleased to be there as I was
to have you. FMlfty-seven registered. The
temperature w&a twenty-four degrees Farenheit.
Seeing with the telescope was ideal, although
hate and clouds obsoured acme of the sky and
the Moon dimmed cut th© stars. Really you
Tiere a lovely group and I tzbs glad to have you.
I hope you o&n visit the Observatory again*
Thanks for your contributions.
— M. X. Braokbill
DO YOU KNOT
Where to find the world*a greatest waterworks?
What plant has a hundred miles of
roots? How to gat inr.ide information on tree
trunks? What happens to aake autumn oolora?
How the winter buds work? How to -gee plant
oolora th© year around? What equipment treee
and greases use for wind pollination? The
beauties in pollen jewelry? How flowers and
insects f it each other? By what tools cross-pollination
There is a wealth of plant information
in Rutherford Plat ;’ s new book "This Green
World'S Tfiia is a scientific book whioh reads
like fiction. Read i t 3 at least look at the
pictures, It ie in our library.
— D. R. Eostetter
"The folks who gc hone for Christmas will
have no monopoly on the good times,* I told
myself aa groups of students rapidly dispersed,
waiting baggage disappeared, and the halls
became mockingly ailent© And they didn'tI
I ’m sure that the girls will long remember
the good time we had at Goldie's on Tuesday
©vening. We matched our wits in oontests
and aang conga. We had refreshments too —
the ohsmpion oake-bekar must hfive contributed
to these — and than Goldie read to ua. In
the course of tho evening, Elisabeth oollooted
all the pink and blue ribbon bows whioh the
roat of ue forfeited by saying, "y e s ". Before
we left, though, aha very generously gave ue
each one buck,
Wednesday evcmlng found the entire group
eating supper— a very delicious one, I assure
you— at Brp. Melvin Ruth's home. We stared
at Mrs. Ruth's question, 51 How did you lila
th® 'poasum?" She later informed ue that it
tsas tame rabbit. And then some of uo broatheu
again. The evening m s spent placing gasios.
We learned to kne^ each other better. Since
then we knov; that Emerson is a "deap thinker,w
and that Loren Is very generous.
On Sunday evening the group aaat again,
this time at Ere. Mtfmswa on College Avenue.
W© played gr<ra©s until aupper tins (find ■%?
still haven31 gathered together all of Jacob's
family) and then did wo aatl There wore
gonerouc helpings of noodles, peas, salad,
oookies, candy, nuts, f r u it ,— and ioe oroam.
We ate happily too, as psychologisto Bay
we should, for we were kept entertained by
interesting aooounts of happenings in real
l ife .
Don't you wish yon had been here too?
— Jladys Mumaw
AS I HEAIiD IT
Some one coming from the mail, boxer—
" I t 's just like Mother Hubbard’ s oupboard.
‘ A plea far all boys to unbutton their
shirts before sending them to be laundered.
A boy having 12 white shirts in the
-h— Jasper didjii
Eighty-isix handkies appeared in the wash
one person* Do you wonder wh«?
— The Ironing hoard
n j </ s ' L 7 ? 9 t o n —
sc' ip im s s
T-sn xieaibera cf Scriblerun met in the
Phyalee Laboratory to enjoy & numfc-tr of as-eellsnt
contributions. " Snow” , u poem in froa
vsreo by Lister Brubaker, captured th© sp_rit
of the season* In her poram,, “ European’ Relief,”
Elisabeth Erb painted a picture of a war-torn
country end challenged, us to (jive, go, and
pray# Paul Feachey read an editorial in which
he challenged us to evaluate ouraelvas honestly.
Grace 7/enger read a description of an aunt’ s
attitude toward Christmas* Ruth Stauffer18
story, “ To College and Back," toid about a
twenty-dollar b ill which took a trip to a
western college while the family pu»slad about
ita disappearance. Brother Braokbill read two
clever poems, a dascription of the "April
Celoatinl Zoo” and the autobiography of a
— Grace Tilenger
07BRHEARP BY OST/A ID
Laura Coulaon aeanis to have a saanla for
unlawfully dismissing olaases if the regular
instructor isn’ t there. After writing on the
board, "This class will not meet today", rho
turned around and there stood Brother Geliaian's
proxy. Doesn’ t blond M i r look nise with a
Why do peopl^-hojr-es^ one foot? Ia it
instinct or nc^visai ty? Geraldine L&ndis was
hopping icMy''the^Eri'-e^9' »ig^t because (as I
overheard jt t ) /(he oouldn’ t Mack her other
bedroom S/lipper* \ \
Her*’ a / hint to the hunkry poys on third
flo o r . ft/sater Bn/baker b^ougnt aeven boxes
from honta i II thihk they nearly a l l had food
in them*! I V
Girp.s,l girls I I t ’ s le&^y eari Marion
Jantai w^dered if the .boya jfoulc! start asking
the girlj\ to 'special tables ijov'. Heretofore
the process ivae revalued
Sx&Q ^sople are bo thoughtful, at least
Novin Milled is* Brother y&niel asked him a
question in Psychology whi'oh he oouldn’ t , or
rather, didn’v^ansvrar foi/a while. "Hurry,
hurry,” ooaxed Brother Daniel, "the rest ©re
Impatiently waiting the ^tnsvrar- *n "Maybe you
had better relievo their unxiuty, " Nevin
ana1 we red.
Happy birthday to Mary Hepner0 Did you
eee her lovely gifta? Elva and Emily gave her
a milk bottle tied up in ribbona plus a dead
mouse* in the bottom* I didn't know that the
milk shortage was th&t brad,
— The eavesdropper
GOT FIRST AuLEQIMCE
"Hbthing Wv j).d jLaprjia* the world more
than for Christians to fihow real loyalty to
the ohuroh of Jesus Chriato
"The ohuroh should have first place in
our hearts, the highest plaoe in our nind
the principal place in our activitiea. We
wrong the church, if wa deny her the fiiat
'‘To the Church of Christ we owe ov.r z ia.1, ,
our benevolence, and our prayeroe When we
negleot ita service, w. injure ito good na:ae»
we lessen it* power, w discourage its mcwmera
and we ohill our own s ;uld. Her unity, peioe,
and progress should oo -oern our lives."1
— Submitted by Paul M. Landis
"AS ITHERS SEE US”
The faot that you Special Bible Tern
etudenta Tavc not hearl from me ia no indication
that I haven’ t be n thinking about you*
Paat ia, thie ia the f rat opportunity I have
had of extending to yo a hearty wolco*e.
It gives ale i uoh a warn feeling to see the
place bubblii g over wi h lif««* And not' to
you, to rsgu'ar ntuden a, to faculty, wish
you happinent and suce 03 in the new y«ar*
Vihi Is wu’ re think, .ng about the new year
and all our I appino5ae n in the old year,, I
hops you, I tiean .regulnr ^iJients, haven't
forgotten eoiae ’.Find adrionitiona I H e
given. You know*m«e pej%}© \sarn by their
peat mistake!!* vs^b fobfo/ aoiuainted with
many wise people [heW )hla e ^ a ’dixyear* but /
judging by the nupiber tit} 01^3 of m i ^
takes by a f(5W of Nvob* 1 ’m not\qu^t«^oert*l
where yov would oorno i i the o a t o ^ V v i a d o m
or ita oppos te» »v\ \ v z ' f \
Isn ’t the snotKbe \utifully wfi^te-^
should think you woMi jnovor d,t8^^ce
it by throwing it otNS I'gVt"
or care, or sven at p« are not ,jp^
ing you r.lay •. / / X \ \ \ ^
I ’m ju s ; thrinev 'with ideiOc^Viving
a new year b-jfore rapm For me the
boat evero I ’m giving you just two
Reat lut on No, 1 I shall oritioiB6<
you leas severely, arc oompliment you acre
frequent', y, iut
Resolution No. 2c I ahall watch you
— The Owl
P. S» R soolution >Io. 3 . I shall keep
reaoluti ma ans and t« 0.
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