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January 19, 194i
WHAT IS OUR ANSWER?
Is the voice of experience in te llig ib le
to ua? W ill wo be wise enough to haed the
viarainga before wo in reality plunge into an
abyss of regret? Are x;a truly grateful for
the interest of our underatending le&doru in
us? From our past Youth Guidance Conference
we have beon lured to th3 ?ery boat things in
l i f e . W ill ./a aoov.pt the ahallenge, boys, to
enter a vocation where our litres w il l be on
unqv.eatiombl© ascot to Christ and the ohuroh?
W ill tie koap our bodies ae spotless temples
for the im e r presence of the Holy Spirit?
W ill we liave a roproaohlcss life behind us
which we Fhal.l never bo ashamed to own? W ill
our radiancy be greatest in the darkest vales
of life? I f re do theae things, boys, we
shall naver meet boys happier than ourtrelvea
and our Master's eyes shall not look elsewhere
for greater eatiafaotien.
— J . Lester Eshleman
IN APPRKCIATI ON OP THE MISSION MEETING
" I did not -Rant to leave,'* rue the expression
of one concerning the clone of our
Mission Meetings Undoubtedly many others were
equally loath to leave for His Presence was
b o reel and we had tasted the good Word of
The glimpses of P au l’ s missionary seal
and the ocmpelling motive of hi® l i f e ware an
inspiration! a ohaliengol* I f ay motto "For
to me to live is Christ1’ ? Do I do thingo bs~ ,
cause "the love of Christ oomstraineth me"?
Ia sy "s p ir it stirred" because of the sin and
ev il on every hand?
After these £pirit-filled messages I
realise s.n o s that I am ft "trustee*' and "woe
is unto me", i f I do not proclaim the. Christ—
the joy, peace, love, and happinesa of being
His c h ild. How can I but coniseorate nay l i f e ,
mv a ll to Him? , , . . . . rr, v ^juia o-‘; our .tearfea bum m sn.on u s r ’
V o l. V, No. 18
FROM THE GIRLS’ VIEWPOINT
"Tha W o r n I W .nt to B e "— What a challenging
thought for our Youth Guidance Conference!
Throughout the aeaaiona the highest
idea Is a:i& 8tai dard3 for beautiful womanhood
were uphold. The msnsagoa proacnted by the
Spirit-felled cpeekara brought ua facc to
face with the issues of l i f e . Ws ;ire bu ild ing
our characters duy by day and the r.-omsn
we want to be cepencLi upon how fee live today*
We were reminded that life io not a bed of
rosies, There w ill be problems to face, but
i f we take Christ wi th ua and meet the tetst
•with a fa ir mind, m -,d.2.1 realise to the fu l l
the blessings G>d lias in store for u a . Tru?.y,
in spirit and purpose we vrant our lives to be
in the center of God*a will whore we can
follow His loading step by step.
I am oure that I can say for the girls
that we sincere?ly appreciated a conference of
thiB nature and wish to thank those mho made
it possible for us to enjoy these blessings.
— Kathryn E . Hoatetter
There are three roadi* for husaanityi
1 . The low road— self gratification—
dscoribed in Roaarne 1 .
2 . Middle read— where gulf ia conquering
you. Defeated acula walk here*
Paul describes this ro?,d in Romans 7 .
3 . The High road— the road of Triumph,
Romane 8 . I f ws give ourselves to
his mastery then there w ill aoon be
a waving grain field supplying bread
for the world.
"Are you so busy that you feol that you
are chasing tomorrow while yesterday ia
snapping a t ^ o u r heala?"
— Edna Wenger
EASTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL
. WEATHER VANE
January 19^ 1544 ~" Vol» VV Ho9 IF
Editor . - . . . • • • . . . J . Lester Brubaker
Associate Editors . . . . . . Ruth Mo Krady
Typists Siva N«wswanger
. . . . . . . . . . !!irlam HiestaiJd
• Laura L . Coulson
Artist Grace E . Gross
Pra«»8ii'*n . . . . . c e . o . . Robert Keener
Spo?' «or . . . p . . . . . * M u T . Braokbill
Tlie *e*ther vane is a' we fitly nwapaper
published by the students of Eastern Meancnite
I f tutoring is what a tutor does when
he tutors, why i s n 't teaohering whot a teacher
<?o«s when he teachers? And if teaching is
fh/it a teajhtr does whon he teaches, why inn*t
iuting what a tutor does when he tutos?
CONSECRATIONJi Fhnt doet. it mean ? When
we accept Christ, we olaim tfira as our Saviour„
When we oonseorAte ourselves, we claim Him as
our Lord. When we receive cur call to definite
service and e.ooopt that c a ll , v;e claim Him as
Sod never calls those who are simply waltzing
for a higher c a l l ; He calif those who art
fa ith fu lly performing the taska at hand* the
-bask of bSiJig kind to those about us*
wa it to give to others hops and faith
1 want to do n il that the Mas ;or saith
I want to live my l if e from day to day
I *m ture I stall not p&s» again this way*'1
rI shall pass this way but one©* any good
that i oan do, or any kindness uhat 1 can show
to any h « ^ n being, let me do it now. l a x me
not d ,f e r i t , nor neglect it- for I shall not
pas.i this way again.*8
— R .M .K .
I w is \ to express my appreoianion to
„hs college seniors and all the others who
have remembered ?bs» Tliank you for your
s< ay evening
30 as I
THE HALL CLOCK
)ur clock is a very intelligent clook.
In fa c t , it seems almost human in its working*
It calls loudly and insistently to announce
time of r is in g , meal t ii» „ periods of
activity,, change of o la sue*, and even bed time
fo r those within sound of its voice.
Whence a l l its store of knowledge?
Let ua listen in on a conversation that
took place between the Business Manager and
the clock one day. TXt least, I E x p o s e i t
didc) I t rani ~~ *
3ro. Weaver \
On Monday, wedMea
you w ill ring e/t/^heae |ime4
the specif io jho^Dij at w$iioh
"There ia cne €ra®e>ption« to
you mast rting a inst<$»'
have told iyoy o a i m r day^rt
"tn ifiday t h « i ^ ^ * H i a ^l^ghtly d i f ferent,
11 apd; he indicatedt^he longer period
of ohapel jaervioe. remeriber that,
'i'm suve0w| I
"NowJ oft 3aturday* you w ill jjrJipg at 6t30,
7 (0 0 , and ’12 jio’ clock?'a a usual,® B|u'lf instead of
indicating! oi|a*jaea, m m w ill anrbjusjoe the
morning Stud^ vP^r^o&, A ls o '/ in tit'} evening,
dinner wllipL bV sa^rved\at jj.jiiO insjMad o^ at
6a00. I 'm odre fogx*)/ git-al'dng ja}l right®”
The ijk l t h f u l aadat, ancl
ticked s t e k a iiy r iT~ w il,lT ~ i“ w i l l , Yes, s ir ,
I w i l l ."
'And now there's one thing more," Brother
Weaver continued® "Qnoi in a while, the
chapel period is extended and rung over tiira.
In that case you w ill need to-— t" but here
the clock jerked its hands ai;d shook its head
v io len tly .
" I s that aaJciug too much?" the kind-hearted
Business Manager asked. "W e ll, a ll
rig h t. W e 'l l aej i f we can take care of that
aatter in sc,ne other Kayo"
Fow, when a Che pel Service runs over. tJ.mft,
Uise Metaler says, rdon ms* but I believe
w e 'l l let you te.ke a vacation fo r a w hile.
l fl l ring the bells untj.1 noon#"
Dividing periods 1» some W i n g that just
can’ t be explained to the d o c k .
It seems, as I said,, ftta.oa c hunan.
A HINT TO SHOPPERS
jRffOKiaates bsocme vei*y intimate, so much
so, thf t they wear eaoh ot iera clothing
(tee evening 1 r or« on» of Joseph Baer9s
white shirts. Before 1 put it on I asked him
That else it t o m . Pe replied, ’'Siso 14*|-
with the button mrv«d ap.r
, Just**9 W ' n H F 'E ' aTtcya— DonJt go 1-30
the s » « and auk fnr ft’* * ^ i » «— 2f,”«u*?.l b®
"• "Y d S Y
I t was in the F all of 1940 whan thox*e
arrived on the E .M .S . oampus from the 'tJarden-spot
of the world" a young roan by the name
of-“ "pardon me", I aha11 t e ll you later.
Anyway, this young man had juat graduates
from high school and was interested in two
years of general Coilogo work* He would ofton
u tilis e his hours of lato permission in c a t e r ing
."phyaioij or College Algebra problems. Between
problems an occasional cheese sandtrioh
would find a welcome.
After being here one year ho was promoted
+;j ’ihor second year. Engineer aspirations soon
gave way to more interest in the Bible Department.
Upon graduating from College in 1942, he
decided to ro tum for two additional year a of
B ib le .
There is no doubt that my fellow senior
thoroughly on joy a school l i f e . Quite e ffic ie n t
he is on the basketball flo o r . Those who eat
at hia table in the dining hall say that he
irakes them feel at home which spells congenia
l it y .
In addition to assisting in the work in
the Blue Ridge Mountwins, the oo-oooupant of
the northeast room on third floor has numerous
responsibilities at school. He is President
of the Athletic Association and in this office
arranges for o ffic ia l games, Vice-president,
bminons manager arid photographer of the College
Senior olaso, and member of the Tract ooHEoittse.
Time is also taker, out for letter~writing
several times a week.
Without further ado, I present ROSS M.
— Russell Baer
EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK END
" I f none of the heathen would be fair-minded
there would never be heathen c o n verts.1
— Charles Hostetter
ie Adols 5C9r'je« „ Prod'. Brflr.vi3nf.vi
The other morning I saw some tracks in
the enow. They wore the imprints of lit t le
hands lik:> those of a baby monkey. So they
were not cog tracks, nor rabbit, nor squirrel,
nor fowl, nor pig,, but skunk,— plain mtdul-terated
a 'd unoontaalmta':’. polocat trcoko*
They wore a l l in buaofcos .vo that tho creature
muet Imvo prooeodod by little hope aa i f he
were in a hurry but s t il l taking hia time
Never.- saw a al.ttnk in e. hurry fiid you?
Neitl3r did I . The nearest thing to it was
one I Haw aha fling a bur; right In c y direction
when I sat- him, but "which dirootion he in-media
tely changed when he s a w n e . Poleoata
are the n< at imperturbable creatures on this
planet. They have nothing to fe ar . They
defy the ’ hole universei ororything on. this
side of t a ":oon and on tl j other s.’.do. They
woli know the reason too. They ero the original
investors of gas warfare* t!ny are the
originals as bomb engineers. They knew they
are f ormii'iable« The belong to the olasn of
the Libya; lien, the Bongo1 tiger and the
elepl cjnt, no sat tor fzorn where he oomoo * And
I am sure the skunk Gould make a l l three of
thea tremble with consternation.
The tikunk In supreme in his lin e , just
nearly alone. A few atink bugu Ihrvo chieoled
into the gas .game e l i t t l e , but they never
did anyth:. ig very epeotaoular.
We hed a dog one time who did n ’ t believe
in p o l e c a t but I ’ l l tell you about h i a ne&t
She Lad been i l l for several days. We
had baen \ any oaring for the reat of the
fam il/ while the nurse waited on her. One
day she called me to her room. Pulling up
a ama'!.l atool, I sat by her bedside '*hilo we
chattod and talked about various things and
oirounfitanoea in l i f e . Her life had been
enriched by oloae daily communion with her
Lord and I returned to the kitchen, inspired
and challenged to strive for yet nobler ideals
beoauao of having spent a few moments with her.
* * * *
Our eyee mat in the dining hall as she
passed our table to the or..3 beyond. Her
sincere amila found an eoho in my heart. The
tug to live on the highest plan© ag*.in grew
He stood before the c lan s. Hia fAoe
expressed deep thought. Tactfully, he endeavored
to draw out tha be»t from eaoh atudent
We knew hia life was noble and sincere and
that he fe l t a deep concern for vigorous youth.
Shall we. disappoint him? Nol We dare not.
he m a ehovm %0 nB & botter way of l i f * .
— T i l l i e Yod«;r
OVERHEARD B'!> OSWALD
"Are you sleeping, Brother Mss rk, Brother
...rk?1' The n.e^eerw»dul« told fc *e voic.;•• olaee
students to 5»6et at aov< n *f.lfty-f ire on Wed«
aosiaj m ora^g^^ififKin'^Ko in s t ru c to r dicta t
appear th4y promptly marclfiqd i c m the r -ad
a ad aany for r lilac \
NoJ no/, .Tiy frien ds, sprfyng\ i s n ’ t here
yet* fhat/p] eaa6nt odoi you] oas. inhale »a you
i.md&rj through l-^e hall*\jcn^s /.’r o n e girl^s
room oj i tnird fl^or« M a A a n Gafcber laid ©
Toorlyi ofr-oped bottle of perfvrab on the bed and
the ocijtents saturated the^etovers to a great
degreeA When Ha*oId Ijov ssinia heard i t , i.e
q u it3 scien tifically rppurjled that it we>.it
from i *Vi-eater oono anti ati on to a ler-ser
m u l ^ n i o 8 ;»T’'ote t ils one in English
Composition*. olassV ^ou t a seasick humorist
who s-nng, ”7 ^ brsakfasltf ia ovor the ocean *
K'y dinner la Jy.er the v a , I f this ship w ill
keep up its moticftv^en,'*feat w il l beocme cf
Of? a 111 the stunt* to do in skating
il s a B.’-unk ifsn’ t s.«tisf.: >jd:: ah« ra-.tn to do
a different one® This new feat is what she
-3a 11s the '-s’.ran d iv e .” Let your .jragi nation
run m d juat picture it yo-jrself«.
Wouldn't it ba profitable foj the rftole
school to d o in Educational Psychology just
now- Emily and to?.-son are debiting wh ther
boyjs er g irls are ia re val
- -The Envaedroppe-
SERPENTSJ '9 AKES.
"Orat sneke ia that? W ill it b it e ? Is
it poiiionous? What ia its ooiur'i Row big
:*s it? what doe.; it eat'r C m it ,t :..%;?
Which of the following sn».koe do you
h;,nk .re poisonous?
Olass make Pine Smkt
:lsihbcr? S n k o 3ull Snake
Hoop Snake Sca:*!Ufc King Snake
Sand Vipei Thunder Srakf
Southern Spearhead Sel* end Pepper Swa’ e
Orewn Snake Che *irered Adder
Blauk-maki-*- 'C -- — trrejn Water Snake
Whip snake * -■ -Ma. aoad--Ba« ied Wst.e»* Snake
Corn Snaks Wat ;r Moo os ;in
pilot Snake ^ " 'jwat»r Rattle
Fob Snako / / Mud Snake
in d ig o Stake * Sanlte
i otfconuDuth V • j^Cpr*^ Snake.
Pp. tlesn -ike ' - M ^ls fn d Ik oca in
"What Saahe ' i v ’^ k a V * by Cenant and
!,i tit s S 1 ant: -re -mny «■.«>.■■ Q' >s bl - .?
fr? yt>a« XI is U * ur library.
* * * h .>.
TO A COtNTRY C IURCH
The vide gravel entraice,
TUb i ire »7noulded e e r 'h ,
-he j it hm y ending to the step®,
Ihj I OTwaod, a touoh of beauty, by the wey.,
f r:m ettos sorapo^, bant with use,
fh® vast »ady ttbep,
the ifrooiced key.,
i'he cs.pv.jd in it ia ls on the door
(naughty b o y '.
The v-m\ sill-
The patohsd rrnnev in the a i sle .
The I jnahes Iftokiiig half t h ,i r varnish.
The i/ton book^ minus sturdy cover«p
The i read-marked stop up to the pulpit,
2 ha 1 u a r«.gc*3 in the. B ible—
The se toll aac cf your lif'e of long ago*
C "i< c" e quiot ohuroh*
“ -ISliaabeth Srb
nAS ITESRS SEE UStt'
I ka« i yo i would be curio sec 1
heard yo-i talking ill year in the dining
hair, fir s t floor hall„ X-hull, in faot
eve:y-...her-, • *'Yho is tm- owi??51 f h m
sorauone voluntaeru WI b*slier-e i t ’ s so-and
«-t..t*n "Wells I ah. 11 relievo your
susv>e-so® Re- s'jbar- ti-ie secret X promised
you 1 iss iBsfc'i The o ;t1 is— i s n 't who
you i lought he i a .
[t haa r U been quite disturbing
to me , but I hops th?.t the person tapper-i.
ag Ti lth che C.<.r.-|ali;m last week did it
In ii.-'i;:>5*<'.nje,.~-^ni I hope by atr: he is
Vs I ija . i ' ^ h:4l uoinations? I wish
a o m o x ji a-ti^il m * I s t il l see, or
thizJkii «!>>„ jv } o c^jl'o pal cnow'^all
H y S n A to w a r ^/d ^o rs feh^\j,ir«dowj/y' so
3x.oJ- ■ ^ hec.fi aaid. fb-:^.h'..^.s
v»ui.d s m *nr**xyQ:r&;yr■ ^■ilTacn -
h k pn:otl,*e i ^ v Perhaps
'!i\Vs just go.iittfr&f pjtft^es In
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