February 16, 1944 EASTERN MONNONTTE SCHOOL V o l. V, No. 22
GLIMPSES 0? KENTUCKY
Yea, we actually had literary onoe again.
After an interesting ard informational in augural
address on "The Negro’ s Personality*
by Norman Kraua we heard a program on I.ife in
Kentucky. This meeting was exceptionally inter™
eating because of the experiences end asacci-ationa
our guest ape&kers— Brother and Siater
Lester Shank and Sister Rosa Mae Kurts-—are
enjoying on that f i e l d .
Mrc« Shsuik gave us a glimpae into the
lives of our neighbors in her talk "Aa the
People in Kantucky L iv e .” Kentuckian9 are
true southerners in their hospitality and when
v isitin g in their homes it is hard to Igave
the cheery warmth of ths glowing coals in the
"Making Christ Livo to the People” , by
Rosa Mae Kurts portrayed to ua the desperate
need of the Saviour aa a Comforter and a
persoxial Friend* The attendance at Sunday
School is quite regular and the ohildren are
eager hearer-n of the Gospel story*
"Harnessing the Energy of the Schoolroom14
proved to be quite a task to Lester Shank. It.
meant holding in check twenty-six or more
lively youngsters* Among theae ia Franklin D<>
Roosevelt Pennington J r . who is the natural
leader among the children. He likes to stay
close by jvhlle Leater i a eat Lag his lunch, and
i f Lester doesn’ t offer him something, a broad
hint may bring about the desired result'.
We nort inly thank our gueat speakers and
invite them 'back again®
Two numbers "May God Depend on You" and
"This I a the Time for Y/orlcing" sung by a
la d ies’ quartet challenged us to do our part
in the work of the Kingdom.
— Dorothy Lehman
NEWS FSOM RELIUIOUo MEETINGS
During the past few weaks we have Veen enjoying
rich spiritual blessing* from the numer-our
meeting* whloh we have beet privileged to
Last week, as we attended the various
sessions of tho M inister’ s Week program, wo
were made conscious anew of the many problems
that arise in the Christian Church today. Let
us support these servant* of God with our
The Young People's Bible Meeting on Sunday
evening was a challenge to each one of u s .
The vocation of bhe Church iii:
I . To worship Go-i and bring Him glory.
The ultimate aim of our woriship is to
glorify God. No mattar how busy we are in
ohuroh work, i f we are not doing it for His
glory we lasve missed our callings.— Glatiye Shonk
I I . Jo develop each individual Christian.
Love promotes spiritual growth and unity, Etch
individual Christian iti responsible for reflecting
* ray of lignt to the w o r ld .— Mary Hax-nish.
I I I . To corntJintly to witness for Christ*
The Charch is a witness fco the source o4* her
attitudes, life and power. A part of the
primary funoti ona of the church is to con1*
atantly wituoas for C h r i s t y a r t h a King.
I V . The Evangelisation of the World.
A . Ph3 nead for world evangelism.
B . The comiMind for world evangelism.
C . How ci’n’ wi 'evangel.i2e the world?
'Ihe only way to evangelize the world
is to follow the direct leading of the Holy
S pirits—"Henry Wober.
V> The Future Glory of die Church<,
Her. 2 2 jl 7— "And the Spirit and the
£1 ride say, Come* And let him that heareth
pny, Come. And let him that is athirst cune.
And whosoever w i l l , let him take the water of
life f r e e l y .1’— George Haeeltine.
Submitted by Ruth H . Shank
February “.6, 19 i4 V o l. ? , Ho. ZZ
EjCLl.iSOl’ d i i * o * • ■» « > » • J . Lester Brubaker
Aaaooiabo Editors « » « <» • . Ruth M. Krady
* « « 6 • • . Anna S&uder
. Elva Newawanger
Laura L . Uoulaon
• « . Graoe E . Gross
yracsman • • « • • 9 • • • • • Robert Keener
SpoKacr « • . * « * • c e 31. T . Braokbill
ihc Weather Vane is g woekly notrc. paper
published by the students cf Eastern Mennonito
Fellowship cn the plateau levels is one
of the fin est things in l i f e . After a l l , one
of the boat achievements is to make friend.!!,
and to be one.
I f I know the h the Book of books erp 1?.ina
the method of aria lug ala then I nay not doubt
that He ocm oletca&e mo from ain.
I f I kno'.-r thr.t He has the power to v=&sh
me clean uo tee woolly flakes of white enow
then I may noi; doubt i t .
I f T^knov tKat "l—R&vo appropriated Bis
saving power then the blessings of Gelvary are
rr.im and I iaa;y not doubt i t .
I f l”lmow TSKat He overcame In every attaok
of the enoiy and that His ovorooxair g grace is
is me th<>n I may not doubt for viotory w ill be
D in e »
I.'' I know, _I Kay not doubt. I may not
doubt the promises in Hie BcoF”of books, I may
not doubt -che aaviag power, I may not doubt
the overocoing power. I emy not doubt egain,
but I must truat find go on to perfection.
—" A » S •
” JUST A L I L ’ HINT"
Because gasoline is rationed, the day
students would t ppre^iate i f oh&ng®c of programs
and also the time cf programs •? ould be
posted be,fore they go hone. For Instance,
Friday night, aowe day studenta vho do not
iiave gaaollnw enough to oose in every Friday
night came at 7i-30 and ware di .appointed that
they couldn’ t attend their oem literary eooiety
and were also late for the other meeting.
— Several Day Students
Dear Revived Quo,
You have found s./s-ot peace again . Flow
preoioue the ei.perier.oiI Your sina are till'
confessed and u n d e rth e blood. Praise the
Lord for auoh a wonderful calvatxoni You have
made restitution in every possible m y . You
are on the road to real happiness, eternal
U F E l
But 'way be ol: in your rdnd— and perhaps
not very far back after a l l— is the memoiy of
having gone there steps before and dosp down
in your hoart the greatest oor.ocrn and longing
to go oxi and on a id on. T. ’mow you do.
I 'v 9 groped along far that higher «ay a long
time, too. So you tav3 another step called
woonojcrs.tioxu*’ Surely victory w ill always be
yourn now for you have given everything over
to the Ifc.aterj your life la His for tier vice
in whatever way He chooses to use you.
The:, -very t - , a ll too coo:', you realise
the presence of that old besotting a in . You
: ’lare up in imps bien^e and unkin:! thoughts in
response to. some irritating circumstances.
I t was only fo::* a fe'jr :ainuts3 but you have to
admit defeat and you f-3»l like giving up in
despair. Where is that p : oir.ited divina aid?
I f God has. srade a ll provision for your viotory
why did Ho allow this to happen?
Let me assure you that you are not aloue
in this experience. But that does not iielp
muoh. I f you v.sr.5 going to walk to Harrisonburg
and stopped Ira I f ’fay there would you expect
divine aid to take you the rest of the way?
Dear Revived Gao, you need to take another
ctop }jy fait-.:. Let the Holy S pirit speak
to you ar you study Homans 6, 7 and 8 where
Paul points the way to deliverance froa, indwoll-ing
s in . He soys, "Salvation and peace oome
through the oroea *of Christ’ s blood ao a covering
for sin and by fa it h you mueb reckon your
carnal, s in fu l, selfish nature oruoified with
Him on the crose that in neunea: of life in
union with Chrif t through ti e Spirit ye cay
be free froEi & i . anc’ have you;* fruits unto
ho .line sc
As you study RomanJ 6, 7 and 8 allow the
Holy S pirit to apeak to you through the Word
and for further illumination in takirg this
moat Important faith atop, read the African
Missionary letter Mo. 64.
Youru for Victorious Living,
Mrs. J . Otia Yoder
e j s /* / } ’t / i 1 S L 0
yh» hall.i-cf S.i: . tiara f:’.r -’; :; ;httn©d
oy tha pr©aano* of j digni'i©c> .‘.it- e levs
in ths f a l l of 1 »■>'/ w,en bho iati».‘©d them *s
a high school ju n io r. S.tt.S. U f a greatly
appealed t o .h e r , So much so tLut th© f a l l of
'2 8 found hor be.ok ge Inj this? t iie n s aeri-c-
us high aohcol ser ior* Her •firming pe 'tona
lit y and ability do fchi«f,a won fcr hor many
fact friendsv She left E*M. ■>. after graduating
in tlis spring of 5?9 w th w a l l hope- «-f ever
returning* i uri ^g th*. sumrsr of ’ 59 sir s m a
omployiid by Ear* Marg in & Oaapnny whore aho b©~
same quits ©ffijient in prokins "dog/- (frankfurters)*
Not for *<mg however, did faotory
work appeal to her lor in the spring of '4 0
she took e po ;i t i »>n a a t alea clerk u « ti e
Weaver' a Boo?', ate re in tjanouatsr u Sosietiiae
later a poaifiler a t tho Monnonit© Central Committee
was offered hex' whioh she accepted.., She
too'c a great interest in the work there avid enjoyed
it v'jry muoh. Whila there the desire
for more fiohcoling came to her* So in the fa ll
of ’ 42 ah? igain an bored our a: 11s and this
time as a junior Ctlle}© Bible student Her
a in i?. s lwaya to e >e a thing tirough to ths
fin} ah, ar.d tb.ua it is that; aha ia w 't h us
af-.iiin ;hie ye*r r:,v\ b looking for,ra..*d to grpd--
ufj.tinc this apr5 ig.
Ituu probab .y sre ."‘.or mostly a the dxnin^
rooc. where, she proves to l e an effic ie n t little
waitress this year* Alonp: with tVli work she
i« also Broth&r Mumaw-a a-'ioretary and also
doea typing far many of the other faculty mam-bers*
Ear hobbies are tennis, skating ard receiving
letters from th© state of New Jersey.
At this time let mo present to you Miaa
Ruth M . Krady, a y rocosnat©.
--I/iiura La uouison
■ "'pvxT' - ' -
"XT? ;ac»w knit by lo^a** ati-ong chair* .
' ' ./• a ll •«;» lover's 3ana.
- tho melody of l i f e , d avoid of tear*.
Be a a this prelude to tin 1-appy ;-a s r e /
For (six woek.a the brown eyed member of
the kitchen staff had boen eagerly looking forward
to February 9* On being questioned -
to what was going to happen on that dsy a'ie
would answer nonoha lantlyj f(.h, that is the
day S .B .T . olosas." But that wae not the
reason fo r h#»r happy antioipiiitiou*
On February 9» at 5'tOO p.m* at the home
of Brother J . L . Stauffer, Mia.1? Marie Sohul*
became Mrs, land is l& r tin * Their attendants
■sere Rohror Eahelmtir a.ud Qaraldin© Kartman*
Followlry the cerencny Brother and S'«.eter
Stauffer entertained thorn at a wadii:ig dinner
I :;’tar a honayaoon somewhere in the atony
south they cxpaot to return to their plao<s ol
duty I® rid is to C .P .S Ga.a > # 4 , Grottoes
it.ia, and Mari© to her A i m Mater*
Working wi^-h Marie ha a bv;en a pleasure*
\ie oan vlouQlisd her in her blue checkered
apron cheerfully preparing tempting dishes ir
hor owi* kitoheii •
The merriment v:& oooked up along with the
pudding and other things in th© E *K .3* kitchen
w ill bo loiig remembered«
The kitchen st a ff extend to Mr. and Mra
lAndiE Martin their beat wlahoa ~‘or ’r^ppineaa
in the years ahead*
“ -Mary Suter
Ihe Weather Var a ataff joins tie kittihon
staff ir wiKhing Landia and lifiri© t. a rery toat-
A WARTIME REJJEOY
The Footpath to Peace
To be g3ad of l i f e , because it gives you
a ohance to love and to work and tc play and
to look up at the stars j to be 8f«tia3'i&d with
your poasoeaiona, but not uonten'ed with you*
aelf until you havw aiacle tii© boat of tharnj to
deapiae nothing in the world except falsehood
and meanneaa, and to fear lothing ©?c©pt coward
icej to be g<nrerned by you,1 admirations rather
than by your di&guataj to ctret net! ing tifat
it your neighbor'a except his kindness of
heart and gentleness cf maar.ora% to think sel dom
of your enemies, often of your ..‘riend«i and
every day of Christ j end to s pend n much time
as you can with body and with spirit., In Sod*a
out-cf“ doora} these are little guice-pcai i o?
the footpath to peace*
-•“Henry /an Dj-'ke
--Submitted by Christian E» Lehman, J
» - 4“
G7ERiiEARi> BY OSft&LD
Lmily Brunk > ant to -visit her slater and
what do you think s le did? Of a ll the thingw
& fuirakinned o o ll^ te s g ^ X ml^ht piak to do,
iuciily choae ndlkdfiig tlta oowat^ Later she confessed
it waa Iking rnk&hin®,
* / / * * \ *
I t ali/ha^pened lufit Thutakdw n igh t. It
vra* a ahor;/ ride that Kiss Ziir^er|»an#a oar
undertook Juriywi b»r Huth Krady Wh|> w a aocam“
panied by/Laura Cqfalson«. % «y psi-e taking
Ruth Stai>rfe| to b\r home0 ’ oeca'Jfse the driver
oculdn!,t ,frii:ti tho headlight radish, they drove
down in tie W o n lig h t * Bro-<dsfark found the
switch foA tiwm with a l^>ok p ity . Then as
a last mednure the motor stalle d. That ao-oounts
f or%.ha ro<? ring ^ffBund that penetrated
the m i d n i g h t a ir . i Heads popnod out the vAn-dowso
"Two % air utyidens in^Uotread"* w»a
Bro* Mark’ s remark\ fj
* * V 7/ *
For aonic pe©^li*.r reason (unknovn to those
at his table) Laurc-aoe B.runk preferred to stand
by the table instead of sitting down to fin iah
his supper on Saturday evening. Doesn't h<9
Rooooiate with common class nembera or was
the re 30319 chemioal form o f oxygen and hydrogen
on the chair? Rosa surely looked gu ilty .
* * * *
Their ahirts don't look homemade but
surely they muat get practice in sewing some-whereo
Both Paul Landis and Norman Krau«
raised their handu when Brother Gehraan asked
the o.lans how many made their mouths go open
and shut as tftoy operated scissors to cut
* * * *
Here is Sammy Graber'a definition of
puffed wheat— "F r ie d , concentrated fcg^"
— The Eavesdropper
"STRANDED" THAT• S ALL
"N o ,1 said the bus driver, "I r o n 't drive
back to Harrisonburg in the marring i? it
snows tonight o'*
And then oamo tho heart-ainking feeling,
due to the failure of plans about ■pending a
quiet, restful evening at heme after a day*a
1 d id n 't like it either.. But stranded
1 was and would be until the next evening.
Then came the comfort of being near the sohool
and frien ds.
Moral» I f you’ re ever «trnsded, piok a
place near to 3 , M .S . and tbs Mieses Mosemann
and Rohrer home. Why, beinf ctranded i s n 't (
even that when you're Lear -there,
— Iona Miller
I 'v e boen here
This is where 1 mecn to stay*
Wo never say these words.
They are— juct an attitu de.
I t is not belligerent—
Not squatters' rights.
Just— the t r a i l ’ s been hardj
The asoent steep—
Here ia rest— Hero is attainment—
Here is sleep.
But in the night—
A l l unknown to me— my wakeful s e lf—
I dream— of fresher a ir— of apioer trees
Of brighter light and cooler shade«
And -waking— renewed in sp irit, acraiible up—
Begin the trail*
When 1 am tirsd— exhausted— maybe with defeat—
I aak--why is i t thus?
Why am I driven on?
Unknown to me—
This decision has been made
That I should tread this path
To climb this trail alone.
Am I stronger than the rest?
Is fate unkind to me?
Has providence--and then I stop.
Providence— of God— Why? ’Why?
Do I forget that He is ray companion?
That 1 walk -with God?
That he is leading me?
That ray of sun— .just one steo away
That ia He— and so He pulls mi on
' Making me go— one step ahead.
I hare not been alone.
This is tho reason I have been impelled to olimt
This is the reason T have been going up—
"He is my strength."
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