February 2 , 1944 EASTERN MEMCRITE SCHOCL V o l. V , No# 20
R E V 1 V
” 0 taste and see that the Lord ia good"'
Thia offer is extended to a l l who w ill acoe
It for today only because we have no promis
of tomorrow. (Proverba 27 »1) During thia
b r ie f period of revival meetings I aaked the
Lord to reveal to mo a ll the things, whether
great or email, that were preventing me from
living a victorious l i f e . While reading Luke
16, my oonsoienoo told me that I had been deny!
ing my Lord by living with the current of the \
world. Then thia verse was brought to my a t"
tentionj !,3e not conformed to thia world, but
be ye transformed in Him.” I am glad that we
have a forgiving, Father and One who la Interested
in even the very details of our lives.
After much struggling, I at laat became reconciled
to fully surrender my a l l to Him; and
give up thoae things that have been hindering
me from having that peace that pas3eth a ll
understanding. Since I have promised the
Lord that X w ill be obedient to His guidance
and have confessed tho lit t le things that He
requested, I am able to express a new found
joy in my Christian experience. Have you, too,
laid your a l l on the altar of God? Remember,
you have no~promiee of tomorrow!
~-Miriam S . Hiestand
"Peace, Wonderful Peace." I am sure that
this has been my experience an well as of many
other students here at school. I can 3ay that
these revival meetings have meant more than
any others in my l i f e . Aa these meetings
close it is my desire not to fa ll back, but
to have a continued peace with God.
I R E S
"Ask, and it shall be given you, seek,
d ye shall findj knock, and it shall be
ened unto y o u ."“ -Matthew ? « 7 .
I asked forgiveness of sin , and God gave
i t to me| I sought peace and I found it* I
knocked and God opened tho way. TThat a wonderful
and merciful Godi I thank God for Hie
I cleansing power} for the psaee Ho can give to
f; those who crucify s e l f .
* The Christian life is going to be a hard
life to liv e . But I know that with God all
things are pooaible. The things that v/eHFSave
to give up are so very small coiaparod to
those Christ gave up for u a .
I am determined by God*a grace to go a ll
the way, and live e l i f e oonsecrated to God«
Yes, God answers prayer.
,9F©ao0, peace, wonderful peace
Peace, peace, glorlouo peaoe.
Since ay Redeemer has raraomed my soul
I have pea09, owest peaoec”
Many of us have satisfied that longing
for peace by giving heed to the S p ir it ’ s
tender pleadings during these revival meetin
gs. Words f a i l to express the joy and peace
which comes to one by doing so. It makes you
want to shout for joy* Have you found that
peace that paaseth a ll understanding and that
.joy unspeakable and fu ll of glory? Have you
gained the victory? I f net— "Why not now?"
— Laura Juris Yoder
Fob rua rv 11, 1944 Volo V, No. T O
Editor 9 J . Lester Brubakar
Associate Editors * . . • . • .Ruth M. jirady
V O • * • . • Anna Sauder
• « Blva News'smngar
«* • Klrlem Hieatand
PreQQmn « < » • « • « • • tt . . Robert K««ner
SpOXl^OI* © o » # » e o * e & M. I'.. Brsckbill
T'as Weather Vara is e weekly newspaper
published by the etudeKt* of Eastern Mennonit©
After a l l , what does it profit to do the
wrong thing? No good, no happiness, ao last-iig
merit onn cama of sin® S in ’ s a lake* a
cheat., scoundrel* Why brii..; it into our
bosoms fee gnaw at our peaoe? Wo oan*t sin and
relax, nor rest und<*r guilt® We wouldn’ t sell
our house for a dime* Why barter’ our souls
ior th® d e v il’ s oountsrfoit coin?
— Ji. T ,B«
"THOU GOD SSEST me.n Truly, God knows
our hearts batter than wa oursa.vea know them*
And Hi a S pirit raveoia to ue, things that;
hinder our testimony—waya in which we deay
our Lord. May God forgive our m a y sine and
l&ad us on to fulroas of jo-/ in Him,
God has bean answering prayer in a mar~
valoua way* We have seen our trvs> ocl ©s and
i t has humbled us« Oh, that our lives heaoa"
forth might be a continuous testimony to
others of the grace? of God, We must keep
prayings we must keep working. We must pray
and work harder than ever before for Satan
w ill tiy harder than ever to cause us to deny
our Lord again— fir s t in little things that
lead on to bigger ones.
May God help us to KEEP the fires burning*
Mry we carry to our homes and whs?aver we go
the light of the gospel. May w© ne' er be
satisfied with an "eaay-got” and neiisy-goinj"
Christian experience. Kay we rea'olvs to spread
t «e glad tidings to the uttermost part of the
earthj, beginning at homao
To Him be the glory»
— J .L .B .
The Lord hath dom great things for us;
whereof w<3 are glad»n We are avide aware of
this jepeoially daring this time of* heart
aaarching and spiritual refreshment. Prayers
have beer* answered ar i God ha a given many of
ua a victory and peaoe auoh as ws hav® at*ver
experienced. We olaim the prowi.se that " i f
we confess our. sins. Ho is faithful and just
to forgive ua our siun, ana to cleanse us f r »
May God halp ua a ll to keep the spirit
of revival burning on our oaapu#.
■=-&» r.i'"n Jant«i
GOD IS ABIE
God is able to give ua strength to overcome
our sins* His method is not a litt le
leas of our apeoific sin or sins until vn
don#t practice them anymore, but He is able,
to take them out of our life entirely i f we
aek him in fa ith believing. ' In one of the
large oity missions of our country a man atocd
and confessed Christ ad hie Saviour. Before
that ha had bean guilty of picking as high a*
twenty pookete a day« Suppose he would have
saidj, wHow that I ’m n Christian I ' l l only
pick fifteen tomorrow, the next day twelve,
than eighty and so on until I am free of that;
sin*” Wa would a ll m y that thafc5a absurd,
yet meny Chrletian# try t<- got rid of ain
that i u y . But th a t’ s not God’ s plaa. No—
He doesn’ t taka out the root and t'.ll~~m* s t ill
have* the old nature to contend with,- But we
a»n by Hia power ke^p the roots of sin out so
low that .Jin w ill no t'be manifest in our
liv e s » Praise His Holy Name,-,
— Homan I'erstina
" f:'e vy & , iv ’&z
BIOGRAPHIT OF MELVIN ROTH
I t was the shortest day of the yoar of
1906, but a very happy day, for a fin s sixth
baby arrived in the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Ruth, two milea west of Chalfont, Pennsylvania.
Many pleasant hours were spent with hie five
bx*others, one sister and a foster s is t e r.
While Melvin -me growing to manhood his
mother needed help more than his father did
since she was not well and his sister was working
away from home. Melvin was taught well by
his mother to wear an apron, wash dishes, oook,
clean and scrub, which ho has never forgotten*
His early school days were spent in a
l it t le two-room school house adjoining his
fa th e r ’ s farm. Hia high school days began at
Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In the f a l l of 1928
he cane t:. to complete hia high sohool
and to find a climate bettor auited to him
since hi» had acquired asthma in early t^ena.
He suocsadod in these, ae well aa BKjofcing his
future wife fo r the f ir s t time. He graduated
from High School in 1931 and Junior College
After working in the toy factory near the
sohool and spending a year on a dairy farm at
Denbigh, V ir g in ia , he was called back to his
Alma Mater in the spring of 1935 aa Dean of Man.
On the sixth day of the following June he
married Sarah Shank of Broadway, V ir g in ia .
They want to housekeeping in "Cinder Path Cottage"
on the Campus and after a year and a
half aaoyed to the home he bought on the Mt.
She summers sinoe becoming Dean of Men
have boon spent in Bible Schools, soliciting
for the Sohool, and in attending Madison College,
and New York University to complete hin
B . S . degree.
Melvin thoroughly enjoys working and playing
with the boys, but is eagerly awaitod at
home by Eleanor who finds him a good playmate
and real papa,
Reading, observing birds, and strolling
over the h ills t.ra his hobbies. In his work
and play K*.s central interest is honoring his
He is found to be a husband of the most
excellent s o r b y h is w ife .
— Mrs. Melvin Ruth
f a t , o - u s % S/
STARRYW 00JN0TE S
Conclusion to th® Tale of the Skunk Tracksi
One timo I lived in the home of a hunter,
trapper and fur trader# One Sunday morning I
went to the barn to polish my shoes prior to
going to Church.
For florae reason, or no reacts?., I did not
take the trouble to investigate what was in
the big box I used before 1 bad finished shining,
and to my consternation I discovered it
had live skunks in it and the slats were rather
far apart too. Just why they tolerated a ll
the commotion I vras never able to explain until
just the other day. I t must be this way*
They probably liked the smell of the polishj
for i f their own impossible perfume is tolerable
to their lit t le noses, hrw utterly fetching
and subduing murt bo the subtle odor of
Two-In-One ahoe polish to therai
Really a most effective v<ay to win the
war quickly would be to enlist the* cervices
of about f if t y million trained skunks and set
them dowi in the more populous sec tim s of
the enemy‘ s country some week by little parachutes.
That idea can go vdth the fift y
thousand other ideas for winning the vsar and
I won’ t evsn ask for a patent on i t .
W a ll, these tracks on the snow are the
daintiest litt le tracks you ever saw. They
are so innocent-looking. I put my nose down
to them. Yes, they are innocent,—no aigr of
a s cent,— sweet as the anowt
— M .T .B .
0 LOVE THAT WILT NOT LET ME GO
0 Love that wilt not lot me go,
I rest ray W3ary soul in thee j
1 give thee baok the lif e I owe,
That in thine ccenn depths its flow
May richer, fu lle r be .
0 cross that 1iftest up my head,
I daro not ask to f l y from theej
1 lay in dust l i f e 's glory dead.
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless b e .
— George Ma the a on
Submitted by Grace Metaler
THE WEATHER MAP
The modern weather map looks like Egyptian
hieroglyphics, cuneiform or Chinaas aanu-aoripto
Tb© symbols, of oourae, a /e none of
theag, but a aye;fcom of shorthand in weether
terma. I f you ere ambitious enough to learn
them you wi l l teke pleasure, I are au.ro, in
understand ing and reading the snap from day to
day., and in noting the progress oi the weather
in our oountry.
The immediate i’oreoaeta for our section
w ill be found in the lower left i:i blaok p rint.
Unfortunately th® map oomaa a day late and
the foreaaate are to ur not what the weather
w ill b e , out what It io . But we can at let at
check on the weatherman’ ?.- prediction*» However,
there is a little prod lotion that we
m y tsafely make. Our weather come* from the
west, thanks to the westerlies, and the weather
our neighbors to tho west have today we may
likely have tomorrow. The weather the Kiddle
West has today we may e:;poot to have in a few
days, modified, perhaps, better or worse.
The key to all the symbols you w ill find
in H u e print at tha bottom of each map. You
can read this and be your own teacher i f you
are ambitious enougn. I f not you might be
content to master them & few at a timo each
week with me»
The light curving continuous black lines
that traverse the country art* isobars and paas
xh, ough points o~ equal atmospheric pressure.
The numbers at the ends of these lines indi~
sate millibars of pressure, which can be read
in inches of mercury by using the scale at the
top of the map. One thousand millibars equal
29»03 incheu cr standard atmospheric pressure.
The lines chow gradients of pre^svre jutvt ac
the oontour linas on a phye i.Of-1 map a how gradients
of elevation# Where the gradient is
steep the lines are cioise together, and the
change in pressure is raple. Where the gradient
is Plight the lines are far apart and the
change in pressure is trlow. The a rot enolosed
by the highest Isobar is marked high, and the
area enclosed by the lowest is marked low.
Storm centers are the lows, and they are severe
i f the gx’adient is steep and the isobars are
close together* I ahal?. call attention to the
fir r t storm center that appears of any consequence
by narking it v-ith a red p*.nail. You
w ill •*mnt to mark its p-ogresi, we«trard,
whether it '.nortaao in intensity or decreases
and 1..S effect upon our weather when it arriv es.
CVTSRKEARB BY QSWA ID
What is so enchanting about Greek that
it should be the subject of ao muoh convyr-nation?
Listen.to this chatter;
Marion Jant*i^j^-A^atci..^iaa•—**I heard
ycu dropped Gree^yft!-■-...... " V
Paui“ -l*Th/C,'^.-r±gh,fe. did hear the
bang? / / \ v \
Gladys jShajek— "No one oovkc’Ailsar that j
ii du.dn6t d^ojp fa r enough* \ j
lie pictuht'fiqy.;,e facssne of
aim,a he 4.-iS*”fengr;>83©d
Then X-? kCve t/li
Paul Landijs i ■ he cl\i
in 3r iaae«1 '
. - -
Her© i res wane preserve flom English
Compcaitic \ jeir, j )
WA pe\son who t h i n k e ^ y the inoh and
talks by tfce yard should be Removed by the
foot i" Figu^ativeV'r, of cov^ao.
When Rose Treked tfohn jniller what- was on
hia mind he shoot hia headf and replied,
"N o th in g". K etiri eth-i^ « e ar'1 laughed and said,
"That must be c o m f o r t a b l e D o e s he know from
Sdariop, Jantsl is an optiniat in every
sense of the word. Here is 1: jr breakfaat
menu* " I f I hi\d aome oreap I ' d have cream and
poetuiq, i f I had the poatum.1’
”1 3 XTHEHS SEE US"
To the r ig h t ,— to/fche right,--when you
walk thru thg> halli^ / y^l*: kn*w that thia is
in. our halla, maybe in-
'you— jrhrt-regurd it a' poa-when
iiii u e and tiie
possible; b j
tween the ad
Ing I ^aa in
tho Jight but
to eae what I
x y -
such attitudes, &4ki- y<$* posture
stand ing a r o u n d ^ ^ > < ^ ^ ^ n 3 ;in g
and more--1, y ^ & y n o t
the night wonae|rCng why, oH^
oh, what could be don* about
rather be an owl than somo people
manners5 owls do not uisgraoe the ent-anoeo
to public buildings.
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