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February 2 3 y 1944
EASTERN MENNQMITE SCHOOL V o l. V, Noe 23
FROM THE NEWS ROOM
A forraal announcement* Laura and Ruth,
lave returned to aaaum© their class work after
et moot refrenhing weekend. We may expect
them ncy- to get something accomplished in the
vniy of poeltive anawara in olaaaroom reoita-t
io n . Now don’ t expact too much from them
fchia week* You see, we know from the experience
of others that it takes about a week to
On the second floor of the Moaomnnn apartments
live three “Baers’1 —“father Baer, mother
Baer, and daughter Anna Catherine* Wo are
certainly glad to have them as students of
E .M .S . and Park View Boraal respectively*
Greetings to Lancaster Mennonite Sohool.
We were indeed glad to htve in our midst an
Rlumnue of our school, Bro. Mahlon Hass. It
is a acmroe of encouragement to us to know of
former students who are giving their livos
in the service of the Master.
A hearty welcome to Marie Wolgemuth. She
lias joined tne general working force«
Time to close now. My sympathy to all
— Your News Caster
Books ta lk— in their own quiet way. But—
i f they had speaking mechanisms suoh as people
do you would hear them aayi
"Keep me from hot radiators and direct sunli
g h t .”
"Wash your hands before you use me*"
"Lay me down respectfully— not open with face
’'My corners turned dotm for book marks? W e illi
" Pencils and suoh like thick things used for
boofcaarks hurt my b a c k ."
"Proteot me in some way i f you must carry me
through rain or fmow. _ t M i c ^ e r
1 *1 1 1* 3 ^ 0,v — t i b r w i a n
TEAT UNFORGETTABLE ARCH
On Saturday afternoon at 4 :& 0 p*m. an
enthusiatstio oarlond was urging the Oldaiaobile
down the Valley Pike to Natural Bridge® I t
was an invigorating afternoon to be leaving
the school behind and to be stepping into one
of nature11 a beauty spots. Before long we saw
the bridge 215 feet above us spanning the
composed brook which bo innocently out t-ha
Broh hundreds or? ye?rn age.
After exploring e roiik-bourd trail along
Cedar Creek's border af e^ergreon trees, grape
v in o s , fallen bsmoased troes we oaught sight
of Lacey F a l la » Thsra they were s t il l tripping,
fa llin g , dancing, eliding, boiling,
rolling down over the rooks.
Back a t the Bridge we eat in awe as the
lights basked the moistened structure with
their colors and w&rath, The aoul of the
organ rolled its song; over the h ills while
the creation story was retold and we fe lt as
though we -vore aotually witn jfising the beginning
of Geni>aia. Ae the o d o r s flooded and
dimmed the arch we could r.ae all sorts of
figures on the rockj Inoluding a seahorse and
a rate The moat fantastic was a smiling
Oriental girl with long curls carrying a tray
on her head which bora a roast pi^o Everything
was rustic and beautiful juat ae God had
given it to nature when she moved in , that
was before man battered her furniture. Memories
of those sceneo give ue a feeling of
— Ellen Keener
The fourteenth am iversas'y of the
Astral Society, February 2 4 , 1S44, 6i40 p.m.
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Editor . . . . . . . . « . J . Lester Brubaker
Associate Lditoro . . . . . . Ruth !£.. Krady
.................... o Anna Sauder
Typists « . . . .................... Elva Nowswanger
. . . . . . . . . . Miriam Hiestand
. . . . . . . . . . L*ura I*. Coulaon
Artist? Craoe E* Gross
Baomi Kar.no 1
Pressman . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Keener
Sponsor « * . o . . o . . » M. T . Braokblll
r^f&n e' i V T ^ m i k l y paper"**
published by the students of Sastern Mennonita
Jesus came not ro mi oh to forgive sin as
to forgive tho sinnarj net to k il l sin but to
rescue tha sinnerj not to ealve Bin but*savo
the «i;mar» not to apoIo,?i£e for sin but to
understand *£h® sinnerj not to whitowaah s i a but
■So %BkS£%vwb‘'sinner| not to ohange sin but to
transform tha sinner) not so much to dir for
...In ’awsd^/bo give his life for tho sit nor that
ha might liv e .
fein w ill always remain wrong, black,
dirty, indefensible, debasing and deadening}
b it tha sinner can hop® to be cleaned* redeemed
— M .T .B .
Das r Weather Vana readers.
Poor Chr.nti'ileer is suffering from a very
bad oat,a o. malnutrition* He has bean rather
il l r?oi* ;ho past several montho* At times ha
has showed slight improvement, and his attending
doctors lied high hopoe for his complete
reoo/ery. But now again they ara gravely shaking
tlvsir heads,, They claim that tha only
thing that w ill pull hin Through is lots of
good wholesome food— lots of grain and plenty
of fresh greens. And jus ; a little spice
might be good for him, too*
So wo*re tailing you about it , Weather
Vane readers. You are tha people who supply
the food for Chanticleer, We do tha cooking
nod pr»‘pcring. But af you d o n 't want Chanti-
*loer %o auocomb to weakness* please give him
food* yrit®, write, wrifc®4 Just whatever
eoms3 to ^your mTaoT You eeem to enjoy the
'feather Vane, but i f no one writer, far it, J.t
Erl! 1 becor^a smaller and- an® < ler uuv; 1 it fins ly
"'s h r 'v ’ls tip .”
Yours hopefuly*- TLe E liv.or
r ,S An 'oa tan ■see. by looki ig on -i-e aaooad
column of t.ae la s t 'page cf tl, xa Weather vanua
Chu it io ic e r ‘ t c o n d i o r ' ly . ' -te ' rr; ®-
, , S . a." fou iai vht ic fc m a s f t ^ o l l oat'd,
1 * y.ou pv; :xp.- £ete -t V
640,000 species of insects ars known and
A mature oolony of paper wasps may oon-tain
3 ,0 0 0 individuals, an organization surely
to be avoided.
large ant ooloniea ara said to oomprise
5 0 0,00 0 individuals.
£4,688 aphido have bean oounted on a
single tomato plants
I t is estimated that there may be from
1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 to 66,000^000 insects por aare in
The quean termite is able to produce 60
eggtis por eecond until several million are la id ,
A ocrtain investigator figured that a
pair of flies beginning in April might be the
progenitors, i f a ll were to l ir e , of 191,010,-
0 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 individuals by August of
the same year* Truly thia should anoonrage
ull of ua to swat tho fir s t fly*
The largest living inaeot is a moth of
Brasil which ha a a win,; expanse of alovon
irehot• The longest living insect is tho
Afriotn Stick insoot, measuring olevan inches
in length« Tha «m l l a s t inseotr? majr mas sure
ona one-hundredtn of an inch or lasa in length.
■’’General Entomology" by Proeo is on our
library sh elf. Look through i t 0
--•I). R« Hostetter
Betwaen picture-taking and candy-eating
in Scriblerus on Thursday evening we heard
some very interesting productionr, both huraor-oui!
snd aeriou,; •
Graoe Motsl«r read " I n «he £orse and
Duggy Days." in his oaurtirg days her father
was orpaoially grateful for a horno with soma
sense whan, on hia return from r cortein
young lady * a houac one n ight, he awoke ju it
in ticie to see a trsin whim1, by while "Old
Dobbin'* stood quietly waiting to let it pass*
Ruth Xrady read a poexa entitled "Prayer of
A story, ’’The Bad Man11, by Ralph Shank,
was a piece of children'n literature but
evidently i t may b® enjoyed by grown-ups, too.
l\ru. Rf.lph Shank read, " I n the Sunset.” In
her iraagination ih:i can se^ he ■ Lord ooming
in the v iv id , glowing sunset«, Paul Peachey*a
poem presented the pnilosophar tha piotrassin.
How differently they do sea thingsi "That I
May Know rim” m a a poam by Mins. Gliok* I t
SG 'ivM poetry m s '’a ll the go" for Lester
Brulaker t lso read one anti ;lod "Th is is l i f o . n
Whezi '-rao'1/ vjanger read *Snot<" eho took us
r ig h t 'w it >. her ba i to tho tie® when, tocher,
r-sean-J an; tbl'ig i -oa a .T.?hi>:,r3rO'W- fille d
with the ''aroma" of saventy woolen mittens
dry is s: on; at- the heater to t loading a o *«* and
hurt; inoee, Vi\ -u : Vffng t* «norrl
— 01at>ys fhank
February 23, 1944 -3-
OVSRHEAFD BY OSWALD
"They are turnii.g the Weather Vane into
a funny paper,” remarked Ruth Xrady when she
viewed that two-.Inch aqur.ro above ;h© Hall of
Honor last week*
D M you aeo Beatrioa Hartman watching the
cooks make dewey buna last week? Interesting,,
ie n #t it?
I f thia recipe is good Jeanette T/hetstone
w ill coon be on the highwuy to wealth* Take
one glass of water, add EoM.S. eyrup and a
daah of Alka-Seltreru The reault should bo
Coo* Cola °
Hear ye the profound words of wisdom
uttered by Norman Deratine "VJhat thia world
needs is less oider in father and more mother
’’I ' l l give yov. extra good measure," explained
Ne-vin as he handed Mi so Erb an extra
penn;< whan he paid for somo p i l l s . Hot.over,
he had overlooked the fact tiiat some o f the
dimes turned out to be those shiny pennies*
"W ill this give mo an *A* on .iy raporfc?"
aeJced Earl Mohler when he gsva Miso Lef&var a
paokage containing a chi cken neck and a m e
Rons is such an agreeable pereicn* In
Theology class he kspt nodding his head each
time Brother Chester explained a point. "Are
you sure th a t’ s r^ght, hotaln Brother Cheater
aoked him and then ne quit nodding..
Brother Gehrran remarked, " I f tmyone
doesn't want his mme announced as I read the
comp please raise your hand before I read i t . "
Oh wh£\t a breath*taking sighti Alarmed
by auspicious sounds I glanced out the window
and iiaw•-three victims of cruel murder* Joseph
Baer, Ruth Stauffer and tjt.ie 1 Take wera each
holding a s t iff cat by the t a i l , gently etreking
their fura tne wrong way* Arnold Moahier
wondered i f that was astronomy clpssJ
Christ Lehman says that he has an awful
good memory but that i t 9s too short*
THE KING'S BUSINESS
The tr a il w&a very muddy and steep* Some-'
times we were walking under 1'jjslook and pine and
then sometimas only the cloudy sky was above us.
Brother Hcstettera thought th»t we were probably
getting loot and as they traveled along
on another trail in another direction to v is it
another home their sympathy was mentally ex-tended
We did not get lost but found our deflfci-natior
tucked a way in a hollow between several
ridges. They wer« glad tr> see ue and wa spent
several happy hours with them®
The Hiuidy miles we retraced to our oar.
WHat did it matter that wo were exhausted and
( con t at bottom oi s^ t o'lum?)
b r A l + f e d
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PRAYER OP CONSECRATI OK
I would not be an eagle, soaring high
Alone and lonely, dwelling in the sky.
Nor yet a snowflake, Master, would I be.
Though purs and stainless, sent to earth
’ Tis here, ’ tis gonej its l ife has ebbec
In cne swift moment its use to men is
I would not be a l il y , stately t a l l ,
Monaroh of the bloomt?, transcending a l l .
-’Tin too regel, Lord, for use, ncr even
6an be produaed for men. A roae Thou
Beautiful and fragrant. Father, though
it" b e }
I aare not to copy i t c To be admired
i k least of Iffe to me.
Thy flowera and birds and snowflakes, a ll
Thou haat mada that man, Thy crowning one,
may happy be*
9Tis well for them to ba aloof, admired
Eut nobler work has man* iSay from my
life ba wrung
A ll selfish motives, Lord. I only mint
Of use to mankind and of use to Thee.
— Ruth Ksady
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hungry and whet did it matt, r that the I'ontia
got atuck in the iju«i and wo had to put on
the chains to get out? I * did r*t even count?
Vie were on the King"* Business
SCMB COD IIVER OIL AND GRIT FOR CHANTICLEER
I haven'1fc soon or heard of another aohool
paper just lika the Weather Vane.
I t ’ s homely.
I t ’ 8 timely.
I t ' s snappy.
I t 'd b r i e f .
I t ’ s kitohen fresh.
Since it is f ir s t primarily fo r our own
lit t le cirola wo can bo a b it more frank in
our expression and lay bare a b it more freoly
our oonviotion and reactions.
It is intended to offer inducements to
every student to develop his writing a b il it y .
The place of writing in our ohuroh is
la r^e . Some of us probably w il l never bo
ministers or missionaries, but there w ill
always bs a place for worth while writing, and
it is enduring.
I t is a privilege to have a particular
responsibility as a V/eather Vane staff member.
Our Weather Vane is unique in some ways
It ia not pretenaive.
It is not exclusive.
I t is not in fa n t ile .
I t is not erudite.
I t is not predominantly sports or
jokes or foolishness.
It is nsithcr a ll theology.
I t is just a rather balanced roxmded-out
aggregation of a ll that goea into our school
l i f e , experience and thinking.
A family sheet«
A little gossip paper.
Bits of philosophy,
of l i f e ,
of oompliment and praise
of current history,
of religious thought,
of poetry or near poetry,
of moral musinga,
of advice and advisements,
of quaint art,
of everything worth while,
of a l l kinds of weather,
and other thinga.
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