Ifepch 1944 EASTERN HEM ONI TE SCHOOL Vol. V, No. 27
A SPARKLING ADVENTURE
Pat rolls of boddijg, big boxes of grub,
and seventy high spirits were finally packed
and w© were off to Sparkling* It wasn’ t long
until that favorite spot was » sparkle with
Ilfs and activity. Forgotten were tha oaroe
end burdens that college students tire woat to
oarry. So far as; wo ware concerned nothing
like Biology, Greek, or German or dignity ex-ia
bad anymore. We played until the cheery
light of a big bon fire drew ub into a M g
circle and with the stars twinkling over u b we
listened to one of those unforgettable programs
whioh are always a part of E .M .S . outings.
There were readings that made the night ring
with laughter. Tho.ve was irmoio that only the
"?aaiouB Four” can give* And you should have
heard the ^jokea that were told on us X
And then oame the " treat.," There wore
wisnera to roast, orange drink and big cake a,
whioh I oan't find wordn to deisoribe, K d o by
day student girl«.
A<n a fitting olimax to a lovely evening
we turned our thoughts heavenward as we recounted
the things that make u^ appreciate
God*a har:diworkff Again w© listened to music
that made ua forget the world and think ofthe
Sometime after midnight we rolled up in
our blankets and ilept (?) till the thought of
baoon with eggs teased us into action. After
putting away our enormous breakfast wo played
games again until ‘way past time to be baok at
school*, We reluotcntly ua id farewell to
— Gladys Shank
L O S T !
Ten 3-*cent stamps, co:nawhero on the campus.
I f found PLEASE return to Grace E. Gross
BYjT SENIOR JOURNALS HOT
THE SENIORS ARE ENTERTAIN EE--
At the invitation sf our CIp.ro Advisor,
Brother Mark Stauffer, wo wonded cur way dewn
to tho "Little White Houao," for a social on
As W9 entered the oo*y living room, we
were ©aoh given r. slip of paper with a name
on i t , whioh was to be our own for the evening.
Then we were told to find tha rest of our
family and get rea£y to giro come kind of entertainment
for everyone. Wh»t a time we did havei
M«ny wished they were left-handed e.e we
were instructed to draw the profile of the
percon next to us— with our left hamU Such
fioroe expressions s,a appoarrci on*"ot’:'. . ■ i »
gentle countenances, when we viewed tho resulting
No, it wasn’ t n blackout, the lights were
turned off beoauea v;o weren’ t supposed to see
the articles which wore passed fr-wi hand to
hand. When the lights wore again turned on,
we were ehooked to find out whnt poor memories
Ae a special feature, Sidney Sbaoffer read
for us "The Goldbergs At The Beach” , “ Little
Batiste", "All the World’ s a Stage” vnd
"Hamlet’ s Soliloquy**.
Last but not l^aat, we were served with
a very delicious lunch, including caka and
At special request, Sidney Shaeffer sgain
read for uo the first number.
Then wo scurried into our wraps, rand bid
our host and hostess "Good-bye" in haste,
"Beoauee,” said Paul Lanvis, "we -Rant to avoid
trouble at the other end."
Yes, vs had a wonderful timeI
— (Pheba Shenk)
D R I F T
One Faculty member to another vh lie
pointing to the College students !.c>. ' <iM
truck for Sparkling i .Sae ..hrit; a v> ).xofy»
student looks like \toon hu’ a Aost hif d ig n it y "
Unroll 21 , 1944 Vol. V, No. 22
Editor * • • » » • • « • J* Jeoter Brubaker
Aaaooiate Editors .
Typists . . . . . . to . » Elva N war anger
Artiat . . ® . . ® « m . . . Grace E . Jrosa
. «. • Robert Y sener
Sponaor . . . . . . <& . . fco T. Bra< Scbill
The Weather Vane is a weekly newspeper
published by the atud nts of Eastern He? aonite
SPRING C 3LES OP
Station Vernal Equine 1944« Spring oa] ling
Virginia* Arrival da *yed on c.ooount of the
weather. Priority s® ared on ’ hunde- showers.
Promised early delive y. No shortage reported
on points for the flo sra nor construct} on
materials for trees a i nhruba* Coining fine.
Vio atta Spring
— M.T.F .
FOR YOU, CHRIST
torture, agony ard di
suffered for Him? Dc
more than you can bee
Will you do only what
more? For you, Chris
and scoffing* He wer
end in love. He went
but because H© wanted
You who are afra
ferent in aotione and
turned around— it io
son to be, and is, as
lad. A oruel dea'ih of
gracee What have you
s a little ridicule ream
? Do yoti ohaf'J urder a
h or scht ol regulation?
you k ? s to do, aid no
diea. He bora ridioula,
the who; e way willingly
not boouuse H? hfi to go
tO gO o
i and asliamed to I e dif-dress
have things all
hriat who has aveyy renamed
• M.M K.
monthly Rural Evangel
Could you paee a
points printed in the
to week? Do you kno?<
the ohurch‘ 8 own pape
includes all of you?
May I remind you
from the main ataoka
table*? and not return
iaaion peper ia the bi-published
by the Indiana-
beat, on outstanding
Goapel Hfcrald from waek
f or~tl'.e fairXijr"wf foF
again that books jou uee
re to be left on the
id to the shelves?
Brother Brunkt , "Cl ope your book a and ^ ' i ^ e
W ' r o n . « • ! ' * " »
°0nM ti0“ 01 -E»«»r &Sg
.In Saturday evening at 7 j30„ MaroH 18, *
1944 the high school Freshmen gathered in the
study hall for a pleasant evening. We played
Ships A v a i l i n g , Cat and Rat, and inany other
While eating peanuts and candy, of which
wo had aa abundant supply, we aaksd riddles®
We wiah fco ttenk Miss Wenger for the enjoyable
AN EVENING OF FUN
On Saturday evening twenty-five Sophomorea
m»t at 8s00 in the Assembly Hall for a good
time. And indeed it m a i We firat had to
take a three-leaf clover with an Irish name on
it* Then the ” Pa’ a" had to get their families
together* After the families got together,
"Pa" introduced hie family. After p3aying aome
games ws ware handed papers with ahort d»-
aoriptioae of some of our classmates. A prise
■weia givea to the one who guessed the moat.
While w® had refreshments, oar apcnaor told us
about Saint Patricks All the Sophomorea want
to thank Miss Lefever again for the vory enjoyable
— Helen Mumaw
WITNESSING IN THE MOUNTAINS
Early Sunday morning five of ua left, r it)
Brother A. Go Eeiahman for Wardenville, West
Virginia* It was cold and the roada were icy
but we wore on business for the King. Every
couple miles Brother Hsi.ilmn had to get out
and scrap® the ice from the windshield. W®
arrived there about H iO O a.m. Paul Knias
led the congregation in alngingo Henry Weber
conducted the devotional exercises. Although
there were but three children present we had.
a children’ h talk by Ruth Krady. I'm sure th«
older folks enjoyed it as well aa did the
Several quartet numbers were sung after
which Brother Heiahman preached.
Mrs. Maoon Cline had prepared a delicious
lunoh for ue and brought it to the ohuroh.
One interestirg thing about this congregation
is that I found moat of them are related,
The three— Heiahman, ShowsIter, and Brill
aecmed to make up the congregation.
— Laura Coulson
D R I F T
Theodore Waiters was playing soft ball
the other day, with his aide up to bat.
Tho pitcher for the team in the field
evidently thought his pitching rather good,
for after the on© up to bat let several go
by, the .pitcher said, "I wish we had an wap."
"Y e a ,” addad Theodore, waiting his turn
J;>: bat, "«o we could tcrJc.'
'"“ iiik.O id Siitillt
SAGA OF TWENTY-PIVB YEARS AGO (2)
While I was waiting in the depot thinking
of my far-off home, of the maple~augar.making
and the good times connected with it, and wishing
I was somewhere where the trains didn't
get atuok on the hills or the ooaahes cluttered
up with "hen coops'1 „ I was met by the president,
Brother J« B . Smith, and th® business
manager, Brother H. $» froyer,, and m n conducted
to the car parked outside. Wow I was
prepared for nearly everything, but when I saw
for tho first time this primitive vehicle my
heart sank within rae« But the school was in
a beautiful park, 1 thought. Of course, Mr<>
Henry Ford h»d not yet dreamed of the Model A
or the 7-8, at least tho publio had not bean
advised of it, but oertsinly this was the first
oar he dryarned of. It too probably hauled
chickens on oooesion. i had often pung that
pretty sentimental dittyj "Carry me baok to
old Virginia", and I often thought I ’d really
1 ik© to go there. Sow that I was here I a lmost
felt like singingi Garry me book out
againj but save me, 0 save me from another
ride on the train that flilted with th«a shacks
f,long the track, and 0 please, not in this
We chugged along Main Sbrset, right
through the heart of th© town, myself alone on
the middle of the back seat looking eagerly
forward to get a glimpse of the "p o rk"3 I f
I had any misgivings about risking a ride in
the flivver, they were well grounded, for not
six months later I nearly lost my life in it
when it oollided with a telephone pole* (No,
I was not drivingo) Up over Depot Hill, the
oity oame suddenly to an end. At any rate the
park riai not in Harrisonburg. Presently tho
oar turned into an oak woods enclosing within
its embrace a large white frame tenement build
ingo Tils was the park and this E.M .S.
But I must yet say, that E.M.S. ’'jitney"
became famous for other reasons then that it
brought me to E.M.S. and Inter nearly knocked
my eye out. Many « teacher and many a student
got a ride in it going to town or to the depot
back there in the deys when nearly all of us
came and went by train. E.M .S. could not have
survived without that gasoline-dsr/ouring quad-raped,
and a picture of E»M.S„ in the early
twenties without that fira-sating buggy would
be incomplete* Ir, became a part of the institution,—
indeed it. was almost sn institution
in its e lf. I t surely should here been pre-seived
for the E.M.S. museum, and future generations*
I fear some day it vdll lose its
historicity and become legendary, or be forgotten
entirely. A:, for the train,— I think
it, is still in operation.
RENEWAL OF SOCIAL JOYS
On Saturday evening for the first time in
the history of E.M .S . the Freshman*Sophomore
class of the College Bible Department met for
a olass social.
We really learned how difficult it !» to
carry on a conversation without taking ’’yes"
or "n o ". Some peopl* seemed to have a spuoial
talent in oolleoting beans. Lester Brubaker
reed an original otory entitled "Those Little
Pauses," and Norman Kraus gave a reading. Our
class adviser, Brother Slabaugh, gave us a very
helpfuj. talk on !'The Art of Sleeping." I f anyone
needs some limericks, go to Paul Knits,. he
has a supply of good ones. A ladias* quartet
furnished th© music for the evening. Can you
picture Brother Slabaugn and Joseph Baer balancing
themselves on milk bottles with uheir
right foot on their left knee, then threading
I. needle? Try it for yourself and so© how
eeay it i s .
After br ..^g served delicious home-mad© ice
cream, eher.y pis, orange-ade, and nuts we
deo3.ded to play mouse and each on© go to his
own house. We all left Room M feeling that a
good social time had been enjoyed by a l l .
—Nary Kathryn King
A GOOD TIME AT BEREA,
"everyone be ho re by nine", was vhe comment
ms.de by our Me trer.
Hs.vJ.ng made arrangements with Graoa to do
to(, nine o ’ clock found t’je Bereaaa in th»
living room of Berea Cottage. We haa gathered
for a farewell social for Edith Byler.
The room was lighted by candlelight end
chairs were arranged In a circle about the room
Wo started our evening’ s entertainment by
singing. Alter' singing awhilo, our two maids
entered the room with hot ooooa, cake, and
orackers. We found that m had very keen appetites
when we first took a bite into the
delj.oioue cake. While eating we told jokea
After wo had finished our coooa and had
eaten tho last crumb of our cake, we again
sang for awhile, until it was almost tim® for
lights out5 Aftor singing nGod be with you
till wa meat again," we scampered off to our
several rooms * tirod, happy, and yet sad ♦■•hat
Edith was leaving and that we irould have to
again turn to studies the next morning.
— Ruth Yoder
OVERHEARD BY OSWALD
By the rumors that I hear there is
vory seldom any food or ohoioe morsels
in the dormitory that aro left
there long enough to besom® aged.
1 was vary muoh surprised to find
Cana and Anna in posseseion of a
jarton of hard cookies and doughnuts* To
prove to you that they wore hard— it took six
hofty blows from Anna’ s haimaer to make an impression
upon one cookieI
Whon Dorothy Lehman was a little girl aha
seemingly had a mania for pronouncing, or
rather mispronouncing words. She wanted to
aay one time that Robert was on idiot but instead
ehe called him an " i-dot". Dorothy ©lao
played with a little girl whoeo name w«u Tvrila,
but Dotty oallod her '’Twilight” .
At tha college senior social at Broker
Chester’ s different ob^eots ‘were shown to the
group that suggested, sung title s. A picture
of Brother Cheater and hiis wife in their courting
days was ehosn to suggo3t "When You and I
Were Young, Maggie". Can you imagine what
Grace Motsler vms thinking about when aha named
it r,ln the Sweet By® and Bye" i
I hear that irank Brunk can keep a eeorot
but the people to whom he tells his scorets
oan’ t keep them*
Instead of a menu for dinner, 11 bo an a and
noodles" to Havln Miller suggests that part
of our anatomy above O’.ar nackn.
In case you notice a cloudiness in the
water lately just remembor that Lester Eahleman
waa in the aquarium.
— The Eavesdropper
I thought spring m a in the air.
The birds were singing without a care,
The flowers were pushing through so fa ir,
And wo were playing tennis by the pair*
Old man winter came baok on the sly,
So we pull out our boots end gloves with
First day of spring, go sledding, we ory.
And enjoy winter sports singing,— spring
"Variety is the spice of life *"
THE SENIORS AT BROTHER CHESTER’ S ‘
On Saturday evening we, the college
aeniore,wended our way to Bi’other Chester’ s
home. The cordial weloome giver-, ua was merely
a forecast of the profitable evening we enjoyed.
Our artistic talent or perhaps laok of
it was displayed in tho "dldjever see" feature*
We drew sketohes illustrating such expressions
aa, ”Didjov®r oee a board walk cr a horse f l y ,"
Prances received first prise for "Didjever
see a peanut-butt-her," To Bernice wont second
place for "Didjever sea a oat-fish?”
A long time ago when we had fir s t began
our school oareern we learned that there tvas
a distinct advantage in having a ahort name*
Vto thought-bo again in the relay in whioh wo
ware required to ape 12. cur names backward—
In the song guessing contest different
objaots suggested the eong titloS-. A doll on
a rooking chair tied to a clothos tree represented
"Rock-a-by Baby in the Tree-top.” Ross,
who knew all the pong titles, received an
extra large dish of loo arec.ru when the tasty
refreshmsnts wsre served.
In our prayer circle Brother Chester portrayed
Christ as our touchstone of character*
Just like a touchstone, our character in revealed
as we oontaot our Master. Ko challenged
ua to ring :jrue sc wa learn to know Him better*
To Brother Chester and his family wo say,
"Thank you for the Christian fellowship and
the inspiration to nobler ?.iving as we yield
ourselves to the Touchstone of character."
"AS ITHERS SEE US”
Weren’ t you disturbed in the
Sunday morning service during
tha singing of that last impres-hymn
"Under an Eastern Sky"?
^ ^ u r in g the last half of the last
line you were shuffling and dropping
books into the holders in
a moat noisily distrecting manner.
please, please, peoplel
Can’ t you be reverent enough to
wo hold your book until the last
word has been stag? It would add so much to
our worship periods. (Most of you are not
that economical with your time otherwise)*
* o «
With all tho outinga and aooiala of last
week-end. I ’m expecting great things to happen
in olaeorooms this week.
Your a for more socials—
— Tha Oscl
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