March 1, 1944 EASTERN MENNCNITE SCHOOL o l. V, No. 24
The Astral Society had a birthday last
week. A ll tha "present and past" Aatralitea
■were iavited to the splendid litt le party that
wan given In honor of tha society*
Mias Grace Lefever told uo of the birth
of the society in her talk, "The Day of the
Great Two-Inch." She claims most of u », at
that time, wore able to count our age on one
hand. I ’m not so sure about that. I t wae a
pleasure to hear her t e l l of those "good old
days" when the society lust on the h il l top
(on a spot which they called the Ridge-Way
Dimple) for prayer, study, and fellowship. One
night they were thrilled to see their fir s t
This talk was followed by demonstrations
given by Brother Brackbill.
A red sunset is caused by dust. We oaw
The oolor of stars depends on the temperature.
We caw demonstrated what is oalled,
"Eclipsing B in a r ie s ", the manner in which the
stars eclipse each other.
Brother Braokbill stood on a rotating
platform and showed us what would happen i f
the world would pulsate like the stars. Some
of our days would be lorg and aorne would be
Last of a ll was the yummle-yum-yum— the
Birthday Cake. The Astral Sooiety joins in
thanking the Braokbills for the lovely party.
Don't you wish you were an Aotralite?
— Miriam Barge
000D THINGS AHEAD
Many years ago our school had a beginning.
The young people of that day bad many interesting
and good times too. They are going to
t e ll us about it next Wednesday (Maroh 8 )
during Activity Period and in the evening,
pictures w il l be shown 'too of those early beginnings.
The coEsaunity is cordially invited
to this First Annual founders’ Day Program.
Day students, -- Spread tne news 4
— D . W« Lehman
COLLEGE SNAP *
Going to bed at nine-thirty Friday night
gave everyone extra pep for turday night.
So desks were pushed back i:i ':.o study h all,
and a large group of college tudenta gathered
there for a good time.
I know we a ll like our < u names pretty
w ell, but wasn’ t it fun oL.au log with someone
else for awhile? I d id n ’ t v a l i s e we had such
outstanding soloists until I > played musloal
blind man’ s b l u f f . 7lre lea rood & lot of new
gossip, too* but of course m; don’ t believe
everything we hear* Who wo lid havo believed
that W .M .S . possessed a ll tu different things
that were borrowed and b r o u ; t back?
A ll reports indicate tint it wan too much
for laura. According to he*1 own testimony,
she fe lt a ll vrcak even befcr* we finished
The nine-forty b e ll raiij a ll too soon,
but w e ’ re looking forward to soras more evenings
like this one.
— Harlan Jantci
SPRING FETOR J
Spring ia in the air I I can prove it to
you. At what other time of the year do our
imagination.'? stray so fa r a fie ld . When else
do some youiig menb fanoy turn to love and
their thoughts to romance. During whet other
season of the year are we so ready to forgive,
so quiok to appreciate, ao clow to anger, and
so prone to neglect our B tu d iss. 0 , pardon
mo, I d id n ’ t mean to remind you of your lessons.
Why don’ t we organize a softball game
at 3»45? Or why not go for a long hike out
across the fielde this afternoon?
Hava you any troubles, my friend? Is
anything worrying you? Forget I t , pal. "G o d’ s
in His heaven, a l l ’ s right with the world."
Ma rcF 1 ,. 1644 y s i . 7 , n o » t s '
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‘"'VKfrv?e@7JEer Vane’ 'ia a w e e H y newsp iper
published by th© students of Eastern Me aionite
School. _________ _ ____ _____ __ ,___
Orrer heard b ana thing about "complet j
eradication." How at out keeping the si' jot®
down? — M .T .B .
THERE IS A THIEF AMONG US * Masculine or
feminine, I know not. I have proof of this by
witnessing the devastation be h^s wrought*
He stealss steals from everyone regardl-sss of
their station* Yes, he (or is i t oho) 3vod
•teaIp from our faculty*
Sorce of las., must I say nearly a ll >f us,
a:*e assisting this piu lolner of student ? and
faculty* We Invite i si ( or is it her) into
our rooms end enterte.in him by the horn « We
even share with him the goodies w@ reoc- It s
from our home folks*
He steals valuables* He is not content
with mere taking of pencils,, candy or such
t r i f l e s • He crave;; peoples• reputations and
characters» Hie ( or is it her) main c alight
is to -steal a good nsme from a student and
give him heartaches ir return*
Meet Mr« (or it* i t Miss) Gossip! .teet
him and for«ver afterward snub him, shv a him,,
compel him to retreat from our campus*
— R .N .K .
Miss Spring stopped o ff here yesterday,
(Sunday) on her ejinur 1 pre-equinox inspection
tour. Old M^n Wintes m s noticeably nrpping,
or was he off on a hop to the* Pole? T ;e
Vernal Princess found things quite sat^ afaotorys
tulips, crocuses, candy tuft and oolumhine had
their little fingers out to shake hand si with
hor. The leaves on. the honey suckle buahen
were starting to burst through their bud oases*
The Blue Bird m s around and Mosart* while Titmouse
and Cardinal were aersnadin,; their royal
visitor* It wau a balmy day and a ll lif e was
at attention or v&s already on the marc i, but
th® little iM'iy I i f ted n fin*-, ai *«
skipped clown South agaisw Oxa >. a rf-.'ats
be right mean. $o the delict t ;
rta^n,;^ unstookmeed . eet *
a s sue
;»r 1 a»
.hoo.3 _ t d 5 m Vt
•** A • i « u •
THE 17/0 VIEWS
/> ) c r
it philosopher and a plowman
Beneath a tree one diy,
Ghanoed to arset aa they had walked
Each in his separate wiy™
Upon his brow one proudly bore
A eelf-oomplaeont a i r .
The other without pretense vain
Carried only eweat-drops there®
The fir s t with wise and pieroing eye
Searched thro * heav5n es empty blue,:
With haughty frown he fa ile d to see,
What beauty roundabout him grew®
In search for beauty that thould be,
What to him seemed ideal,
His look bypassed and failed to see
Beneath his feet the beauty real.?-
Th© ploroan bent with labor’ s loaf?
Stopped "neath the tree to rest.
He. deeply breathed the buoyant a i r .
He fe l t his lot most b le s t .
H..ts hand was gnarled, his face Tree t;ano
The hair strayed o 'e r his brow.
Upon his wall worn clumsy shoe
Duet mad® by furrowing plow.
With pure disgust the one arose .
To walk his stilted way*
The other talked with grateful heart,
Forth to complete his day®
Upon his sleepless bed that night,
One dreamt of what should be.
I n sleep the other d o s e d his eye^
And dreamt of things that be .
— Paul Peachey
1„ Believing God when everything else
seems lE.pc ssible*
2-. Ti t, acoeptanoe of a challenge of
meeting an unknown f u ’ ure*
5 . v’aith surmou ts the teats of delay,
in the fr ition of ti. promises*
4* Faith bows ii humble submission to God<
— C. K. Lehs&n
.iubmitt: . by Mr#* Ruth II. Shank
March 1, 1944
"A HOUSE OP PRAYER”
Lucius, th® Roman* stood at the ge.te of
Jerusalem in ofsgsr expectation® The long-waited-
for moment had arrived. In his homo
c ity ( Rome, he had met some of thoso people
called Jaws and from them learned of the wor~
ship of tho true God. But they had also told
him that in Jerusalem was the temple of this
Gcd and there, in p&rtioular, it wae poaaible
for a l l nations to moot Him* And now he was
sent by the king with an important massage
to the governor of Jerusalem. Here was hi*
opportunity to really take part in the true
Luoiua etood at the gate of the Temple
hoping that oomeone would offer to explain to
him the method of approaoh to God but instead,
he saw much confusion, oattle etampeding among
the people, merohants driving hard bargains,
the poor being thrust aside and nowhere any
quiet spot where an humble Gontile might meet
* * * ' * *
Mr. Smith was a widely traveled man and
on** day on a train he had met a man who was a
Mennonite. This man told him of the religious
boliefa of the Mennonitea and showed him how
they tried to live out the principles taught
A DELIGHTFUL Y/ESK-END
Last Friday after olaasas Frank Brunk,
Emily Brunk, Mary Hepner, Helen Garber, Ernest
Roth, Arnold Moeier, and I headed for the natio
n ’ s C ap ital. We arrived at Emily’ s home in
good time for a nice long sooial, 'fhe main
feature of which was pulling t a ffy . I t was
boiled just long enough and was a big success.
On Saturday wo wont night-seeingj we went
to the Museum and saw ancient automobiles, air
planes, bicycles and a ll kinds of dinasoura and
whale (skeletons. 1?;e also aaw a modern pla stio
car. Next we tsent to the Medical Museum, the
Monument and the Zoo.
Saturday evening th® girls made a very do-lioioua
dinner for u s . The climax to thiB was
lemon meringue pie® I can truthfully aay I
have never oaten bettor pie in my l i f e . Some
other joyful hours were spent listening to Mary
Hepner tickling the piano keys, and listening
to the phonographo We were fortunate to have
Arnold Moaier, the expert camera man along to
tf,ke pictures of interesting thin gs. Helen
Garber was favored with a v is it from her bro-
. ther, On Sunday we went to Cottage City Church.
Ray Shenk preached an impreaaivo sermon which
we a ll enjoyed. The kind hoopitality of
Emily whilo wa wore in her oo«y home made the
week” end moat enjoyable.
“ -Christian K» Lehman
aemed to Mr. Si-.
•to be tho ideal way of l i f e . He was also told
that in *■ ariouti j-arts of the oountry there
were set'; lament a of these people.
Now Mr. Smith foiind himself detained in
one of these very plaoes so he decided to
v is it a church sorvics of these people whose
doctrines had bean so appealingly explained
He arrived in plenty of time for the
service„ Slowly, the congregation straggled
in , somo arriving even whan the minister was
h alf through hi* oarmon., And they d id n 't
enter quietly either* Thoua who a r fi/e d early
took the back seats so late-comars had bo move
forward r else they sat on the front seats
and turn d to atar© at those arriving later.
Or they eaned over and talked to their neighbors
so frequently that those behind them had
dlffio u l ;y in following th© minister’ s line
After the service they spoke to one another
abaut homaa and farms but not once paid
any attention tc Mr. Smith axospt to give him
ioy stares which nearned to aay '*Why over did
you ocino ?" And Mr., Smith went away without
having enjoyed that rest that oomos from true
worship £18 he had expected*
A h -u l ® of prayer?
— Elva Newe?w&ng©r
IP YOU PLEIA.SE
There are rot two hundred thirty-eight
mail boras in o\ r hall as was stated in the
Smithaorian Sooiety Friday evening. Inntoad
there are one hundred ninety-two.
I t is not definitely proved that Tornadoes,
Cyclones, or Hurricanes are able to "driv e1*
straws into solid wood as waa also stated at
tha same gathering. It ie true that straws
are found in poles and trees following the
most severe windstorms. The theory thv.t the
straw is blown into cracks opened by the great
torsi one L or tvrieting force of the cyclone
and then entrapped when the craoks clone seems
to be mere logical than th© old idea that
strav/ ie "driven” into the fsolid wood*
I f thia theory doeo not meet the approval
of your oritioal minda.^I do not proz>us© to
chow you proof of its v a lid ity . On the other
hand, d: d anyone over prove to you that straws
wer© driven into wood?
fH’ia idea if not o rigin al. Source is
— Kennath Lep.sa
OVERHEARD BY OSWALD
Harkt Whence issue these tone a of unsurpassed
baauty? Ah, *tis Paul Peachey singing
''End of a Porf^^J3ssyJk >? t 6 :4 5 in the mcrnlngo
The taV J^'ire re turiln^l and m go ■ e
glimpte of inSi^e college cays of
Brother Hie wast^bafc^at was u «arton
which a Jyono time had held\a d j)*en bo :© of
C om f '/f& it « This c d ^ a n ie k t |]rtiole wr e
©mptie^f e W r y Thanksgiving, $Ch|ji3tmas arid Birthday
AiraiWrsaryi Any ffiousej/wrjlld lac > -' t tha
ohane»j for suohfta home. One 'Jifortun \ty little
calma j d i 4 find « home but he^w&e a t r ifl e too
noisy ijind ^rother GaJanan &rGnd him be I'ora the
a p rin ^euao uatio n . I^ie mouse was then : rana-ferred'Ato
a oandy box jgiven to some girla
floor « —
declares jihat the group that
d id n ’ paint the tow;, red,
fright# of the Ridiculous" I
thought to rrffitetlf when ft saw Evelyn Shoemaker
with two g l a a 8 ^ _ a r ^ a ^ j u g of cider ai uhe w a
about to go to the reception room.
— The Eaveeir pper
SATURDAY EVENING DICING HA.LL BREEZE*;
1 o The be ll wsr.s rung and the waitruss air
noumied the birthdays of Emerson MoDowell and
Elmer Stauffer* Later Evelyn Shoemaker was
3 ®an counting tha candles on Emerson’ 3 iak©«.
I f you wonder hour nieny there war®, she night
tell you i f you’ d ask.
5 . Ruth Shank and Gladys Mumaw entertained
four of the faculty ladies.
'3. Others, too, admired the flower ; Mae
Sohrook got for a certain table— the fl jwera
Lester Brubaker pa&sad around several t-mea.
Bofor3 leaving the table they each tcok a
sweat pea and some chocs red onec.
4 . Via snag happy birthday to Mark Xniss
and. Ruth Byler* When Ruth rose, the fire
others got up too* Perhaps they couldn't wait
t i l l their birthdays came or did they a 11' have
6 . Mina Gliok fin a lly served her pumpkin
pie but Nevia, who had long been looking fo rward
to the time, had other obligations outside
the dining h a ll. Don’ t baoum© anxious* The
pie was a ll eaten even though Nevin d id n ’ t feet
6 . Did you notice that Mies Zimmerman *a
and Paul Landis !s unreserved tables p: ox id to
be special. There ware six boys at lies
Zimmerman * s table end six girls at R ul Land is is
° — Edna Mae Mast
AS X SAW IT
Gat on your mark, g ir ls , there’ s competition
ahead. With the ease and gi’noefulness of
a young polar bear Lawrenoe Brunk stood at the
ironing board and displayed hie talant in the
faminina arts* With on© hand In his pooket,
and the othor drapod over the iron handle ha
daintily pressed the lit t l e wrinkles out of
Lols Yaka’ a drass. When his critical aye had
thoroughly examined and re-examined this
masterpiece ha gantly piled the drsps on th#
Haro is a gentle hint to a ll you wisa
people. Names havo a way of washing out of
clothes and we can't seam to figure out to whom
the artioioa may belong. Why do n 't you try
marking soma of your clothes agp.in?
Hare may bo a unique method to gat top
quality service; follow Arnold Moshier's
mathod of marking shirts— "Arnold J . Moshier,
Handle with Care*"1 Does he rofsr to tha shirt
— The Ironing Board
"AS 1THBRS SEE US”
f'T j, 1 want to call attention again to
© \ th® misspelled words on bulletin
* V board announcements. For example,
someone without license, poetic or
_otherwis®, substituted th© letter
~re?l for "u " in Wilbur Mellinger’ s
name last wsak® I. am about to
levy a fine of a penny par word
for ihia spelling. J. need some pin-money
to buy pin-feather remover.
May I suggest "tKnt ”those of you who havo
no classes before chapel clear th© halls and
move promptly to tha assembly. This last
minute "jam” is uncalled f o r . Sometimes I ’m
reminded of th© moron who reportedly waited
on a street oomer with a piece of breed
waiting for soma traffio-jam.
Sunday afternoon was so lovely that I
almost wished I ware a day-bird instead of a
night-bird. Hare is a suggestion to a ll you
who have either ohronic or periodic blues.
Wasn’t tha afternoon sunshine coming out of
th© dons© morning mist marvelous? Things like
that happen in the psychological and spiritual
returns just as w e ll.
Yours for no roora blues,
— The Owl
PtS® Words cannot express my appreoi&tioii for
tha removal of thoso hieroglyphics, designed
to piotura my lovely.form, from my timely
message tha last time it appeared** What further
shall I say ?
On Saturday on© of our Canadian friends was shookod at- tha American* s straight-froin-the-shouldar
way of saying things* While making a purohase at a- small Jewlsh-owned grooary store in
Washington, Ernest Roth was -asked by the woman waiting on him i f he was vi siting at Bruakfc. He
Itold har that he Imagine Hit* fcurpri&a wLas- this stranger than asked, Yfhat s.r^ you doing.
trying to make Emily?1' — Prank Brunk
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