April 5 , 1944 EASTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL V o l. V , No. 29
1ST YOUR TRIALS BE BLESSINGS
Do you find roatsons for being joyful even
whan the day begins with raindrops falling?
Without April showers, oould there be any May
When you feol that you aro being tried
more than others, rojoioe and be glad that the
Lord aaas f i t to put you through a refining
prooass that w ill make you capable of more e ffic
ie n t sorvioa for Him*
Without a struggle or b&tbl© no truly
great things can bo accomplished. So whatever
atands in tho way for you to conquer, do your
best with strength from the Lord to defeat the
fo e . For e v e r y tost God w ill supply graoe and
wisdom in nbundanoe i f wo only aak.
Is thoro a ju s t ifia b le reason for anyone
to 1 ; so courage oven when dark clouds hover low?
When trying circumstances find their way into
your l i f e , dare you stop to quotation the promises
Rathor than wondering why these things
come into your l i f e , delight yourself in the
p ossibilities of a rlobar, nobler and purer
Melinda Raskin has well said, "The word
•diaoouragofisent1 ia not to bo found in tho
dictionary of tho kingdom of heaven.”
"Eaetor is the annual Amorloan religious
spasm#" — Morgan
"Nothing is easior than fault-findingj no
talent, no £3lf~d@nials no brain s, no character
nro required to sot up in the grumbling
" I t in oasier to plan our work, than to
work our p la n ."
Submitted by Moses Slabaugh
SAGA OP TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (3 )
After meeting the various other members
of the faoultyj Brother J . L . Stauffer,
Miss Elisabeth Horaoh, Mias Marion Charlton
and Brother H . B* Keener, Brother J . E . Kurtt,
hall manager, showed .mo my room. Now I «as
not anticipating palatial dormitory accommodations.
I know, at least I was suro, E .M .S .
did not have any five million dollar esdoraaent
with a oorroapondirig equipment, and I was not
expecting eider-down pillows and "Beauty-rost*
mattresaos. But I was a b it t&kan back when
the furnishings of my room consisted of a bed
and two bod springs. Th©re was ao table, no
chair, no dresser, no olouet, no wardrobe,
nothing to cover tho floor or the wall or th®
bed. But it was well supplied with bad spring su
I would hardly need more than two. But by
bead time the extra spring had disappeared and
a mattress was on the bod. I n du© time a
table arrived and ono chair. My trunk was
wardrobe, dresser and guest-ohalr. l:,i the
course of a week I managed to doviso a fixture
for my table to hold books, pencils, papars,
©to. That, I think, was the original table
super-etruoture, tho prototypo of hundreds to
follow, soma vary elaborate. That too should
b® in tho museum.
The noxt day 1 took up my dutloa as instructor
of botany, Casear, and two classes
in algebra, and I waa assigned a coat at the
hall manager's tab le. lie was to do what Re
could to kesp me from getting homosi oh and to
acquaint m© with th© etiquette in vogue.
Within three weeks I introduced tennis and a
aystem of demerits. It persisted fifte e n or
more years too lo n g ,— I mean tho demerit system
d id . Tennis had more morit and has survived.
The original tennis court should have a marker,
it la an historic epot.
— M .T .B .
Apri2 S, 1944 ToIT V, No . 29
Editor . < • » » . * . . . J . Lester Brubaker
Associate Editors . . . . . . Ruth M. Krady
. . . . . . . . Mary Kurt*
Typists • * . . . < > . . . . Elva Newswanger
. . . . . . . . c . Evelyn Shoetsaker
. . . . . . . . . . Laura L . Coulson
A rtist Grac® 8 . Gross
Prosaman....................................... Robert E®®n®r
Sponaor . . . . . . . . . * . » M. T . B rsolcb i l i
The Weather V$n© i i a vreikly iiswap&par
published by the students of Eastern J©nnon.lt3
I t was V-day Jong ago * "1 have won the
viotory over the worlds”
Did you know i f you send your laundry ^
dowu after seven on Monday morning that it
doe8 not get washed t i l l the next week?
Did you know i f your name* get bo faint
that they o a n 't be read* that your clothas
w ill be put into the lost box?
Did you know i f you send such articles
as sweaters down to be crashed, that you do it
a t your 07m risk?
Did you know i f you a©nd your clothes
down during the middle, of the week that they
lie near pipes that may cause rust apota?
Did you know that thorn’ s a ioat box in
the laundry room for articles that come down
in shirt pocketsa eto?
Did you know that big buttons and sippers
rr® apt to bo broken in th-? wringer?
Did you know tliat accidents w ill happen
in the best of fsmilioa ana that they eometimev
happen in the lanndrv too?
Did you know that the laundry girls are
— La an Dry Roo.n
PASSION WEEK! WHAT ©motions it stirs in
our breastsi What pain at Hir pain, what
griof at His g r ie f , what agony and sorrow at
Hia a&ony and sorrow* He died for you and He
died for we*
T/e think of the resurrection, and w? are-glad.
We rejoice and look up with new hop©
end new courage, paaeaing onwai d in l i f e 's
warfare with revived spirits*
Or do Ws<s?
We look at ou""selv®‘3 and mope* W© »e©
our failures and d-3Spair» We b q v the suocaasas
of others and are jealoua. We grovel in th®
luat of our own weak human ways and never as-oend
th® heights of viotory that are ours in
Christ Jesus *
Look to th© cross I Atonement has been
made I’or our 8inB»
Look to tha empty tombl Victorious, j o y ful
living ia ours.
Look to the skies il Our rodsmj /ion draweth
~~J. L .B .
Too Go<>& t© Keep
. Brother* Oh., look at a l l chos© Blackbirds*
Sibb®r» They re not Blaokbird&i They "r a
Purple Erf okbillsi
Brother > Where did you learn that?
Si.itcr s Why donst you know that I am
* * *
That1 a a ll righto Just so vou don't call
the Starlings after us* w© wont aindo That'-j
nearly as good p.a the story r.s beard loag tgo
' Iwt B ra^ko iilj yore e orods b©tv;©9i;. raiar a id
fcL* ilbm t roiis* * The 3i.y.: irks
O.PEN LETTER TO THE SENIORS
Dearest Seniorsit We are glad to say that
aftsr giving more consideration to the problem
referred to in our last communication to you
in tha Weather Vane we think that there are
several solutions worth trying out® We have
upset ©verything and discovered & suitable
place just north of th® "Gym" that has poesi-biliti'
3s# least, it hsn the proper slope
for draining off rapidly a sudden shower. We
may be able to pop a couples barrel® of pop
corn, or procure a carload of "doekies" ( o ae
in do) gia?rant®G& to be ri -jh in Vitamins Q
and Z« We think we might be able to borrow
th® tank wagon of son® threshing outfit ar>d
mix up an ad® wife]* the he p of a few lemons*
I f we do not use many lemons it-will not r e quire
so much sorghum, jiou understand. There
ar© possibilities too in ououmber anlts and
grsan persimaon pure©. These do not take
points * Yea, we ar® so happy to thlrk that
it lies at lsast two thirds in th® rcalme of
th© possible to do something with this adverse
situation, but w© must add this warningi do
not expsot too much from us and bo prepared
for the worst*
Yours for the best under tha ciroira-stanoea,
par Zana Yuna Zana
P .S Word has just been received that r.t> oan
3©cure pullman reservations for us a ll on the
C . & C . R. Ri, destinationt Zamb©si Dell in
Rainbow Caron* We ar© norking on this -
T f Z
I t gives ma great pleasure to present to
you Kathryn. You hf>ve met her before, though,,
haven't you, through her spioy editorials in
the Weather Vtmo last year? Sow sha is a busy
College Senior, enjoying her work as an as-sistant
editor of the coming Senior Journals
Her interests are many and varied and yet
into =*aoh she puts her heart and soul* Music
brings her great pleasure® Her soprano voice
hae enriched many a quertat and i f you have
once hoard her play, "To a V IId R o s e , ' 1 you w ill
ot «oon forget. Her years of training have
not heen in v a in e
We li2 e her naa'aness, her cheerfulness,
ier senso of humor, and her x’riendlinesso
Each Sunday eh© spends in the Blva Ridge
your>tair>s and the twelve lit t le tots that oall
her "teacher" adore her*
Shall we take e peep into the future?
Suppose m step into a Houthern hospital, a
white clad nurse is ooming down the hallj you
cnovr her, donet you? Of course, it s Kathryn—
r.o, row Mies Ho8tetter.
We wish her God’ s richest blessings as
fhe pursues her chosen profession,.
— Ruth Stauffer
WHAT IS ITT
"Fabulous accounts have been given oon-
>erning hia rorks, a id that whioh he has done
has been exaggerated beyond recognition*, Macny
of the descriptions Of him- ere grotesque, and
oany aooounta of his works are uncanny. His
tail hae baen made to do the work of s pile-dri%-
er, and soma of the old accounts credit him
with drivinr, stakes into the ground that were
as large as a man’ s thigh and five or six feat
lo r *. Stories hare been ';old that his tall
ife used aa a trowel in plastering the house
and the dan o A few tritera st«tad that he
’’ xveo in a threa-story lodge
For further information concerning this
mimal oonsult " I n Beaver 1/orld" by Enos M i l l s .
:his is * recent volumes added to our library*
— D* R. Hostetter
FOf: vSSUS SAKS AND BY HIS GHACE
When you think* when you speak, when you read,
when you write,
When you sing, when you walk, when you seek
for delight— *
To bf> kept from a ll evil at home and abroad.
Live alw&ya as under the "eye of the Lord.”
Whatever you think, both in joy and in woe,
Think nothing /ou would not like Jesus to know.
Whatever you sny in a whisper or clear,
Say nothing you would not like Jesus to hear.
Whatever you reed*, though the page may alluiaj
Read nothing of which you are perfectly sure
Consternation at onc,e would be. seen in your
I f God uhouid eay solemnly, "Show me that
Whatever you writa in haste or with heed
Write nothing you would not like Jesus to read.
Whatever yoa sing, in the midst of your glees,
Sing nothing tliat God's listening ear could
Wherever you go, never go where you fear
God’ s quastion being asked you, "What doest
Whatever the pastime in whloh you engage,*
yor ths ohaeri.ig cf youth, or the solaoe of age,,
Turn a m y from each pleasure youad shrink
Were God to look down and say— "What are
— Submitted by Omar Stahl
WHAT'S HI A NAME?
Many of the utudents gave their father's
in itia ls on registration day, but wa also have
an interesting assortment of names* The nama
John top3 the lis t since there are 21 students
whose father ht.s that name® There are 11 who
claim Henry, 9 Levi, Daniel, 6 George and
6 Charles. Th» ra art? 5 Amoses, Elmers, Ralphs
Abrams, Claytons and Perrys who have sons or
daughters in school. Of the Edwins, Aarons,
Josephs and Frank* 4 of each have students
here, and 3 of each Christian, Earl, Lewis,
Jamas, Noah„ and J.rao There are two students
who olaxm eeoh of the following as thair father*
Christ, Fred, Harvey, Allan, Chester, Albert,
Clyde, Lloy. Carl, Paul, Titus, Elas^ Ammon,
Reuben* Jaoob, Raymond, Mahlon, Isaac, Uriel,
Andrew, Jacob, ‘Jenno, D,»vid, Phare a „ Jason,
Simon, Kudj Dewey„ Wade, and Roberta And *eoh
of the following ia rlaimed by one student*
Tobias, S p fic e i, O i l ars Newton, Alien, Hobartc
Delbert, H< nor, Just o«, Hiram,' Sol, Mark,
Otho, Ward Glenn, W lliam, Claude, Liar ion,
Shem, Leo, Q:*ie, Jar y , Austin^ Weaver, Stonert
Grenvillo, purrel, £ tlomon, Martin, Maynards
Enos, V/aitsrJ Mauri. < », Jesse, Ross. Moses,
Nick, Bert, Hey, Cli •ence, Laban, Benjamin,
Edward, Truman, Aldi le, Horace, Nevin, Herman,
0V8RHEAHD BY OSWALD
Thlt? seems to be "inventing
week.” Brother Gahman gRve tho
English Composition olaaa a word
to spell which he described as
e "noun in the past tense
I n Armor.Ian Literary the people
•wore to answwr the roll call by
saying the name of a bird# Sammy
Graber crossed a bird vdth an airplane and the
r e s u l t a "Plying Portress,’®
fcios Wenger9a idea Is n ’ t quite perfected
as yet» It seems as though she o an 't so© any
use for those red 3kins on peanut*. With a
series of letters to the Peanut Growers and
O .P .A . she plana to persuade them to leave
that annoying part of the peanut offa
Seeing a group of college girls in the
main hall Bis remarked to B&rnie and Frances,
"W e ll, what’ s a ll this? la that them College
Amphibians?B Gould Bis have meant Anthonisns?
“ “ The Eavesdropper
S u \q y * ij C d b LJ O j f e C a ‘ * \ t f 21 & 'r
KBDITAT1OHS CN A FIR
Yea, a ll alone it stands .
Agair-at a lowering eky
A silent sentinel
To every passerby.
And beaten by the winds
Storm-tossed and rocked by gales
Because the other fir s
Go slid not withstand the a s s a ils .
ifoy I be strong-'-
- - 1 uited as the fir *
And »nid l i f e ’ s shocking galea of strife
Bo never mad© to stir*
Though a ll others fa il
And tempests oft reour
May a ll my fa ith in She® remain
Deep-rooted aa th© fir®
— Mary Kurts
"THE .El .05S DID IT "
The sacra 29-28 in favor of Denbigh at:
the basketball game Friday night did it a l l .
Wa Lancastrians ware determined to replay and
really know which team was the better.
Saturday evening at Si30 found a ll loyal
Lancastrians and. Denbighites In the ex-hall
eager for the game to begin. The soore was
close throughout. At the h alf we found Denbigh
ahead 15-14. Something had to be done. The
Lancaster g irls rallied 1To“ihe situation rlfch
chewing-gum, lemons and towels. Now, they
had to do something I During the l&st half
excitement ran high and goal after goal v-m
made for Lancaster. We know the I. mens did
itS (Too bad the Denbigh girls oo;».ld only
furnish their team with w ate r.) The fin a l
score revealed 37-24 in favor of the "Garden
Spo t.” But the Denbighites were good sports.
Three cheers for Denbigh, but four cheers for
— Ruth Krady
"AS ITHER' SEE US"
It is really bad enough when
girls have to drop their hankies
in the classrooms, h alls, audit-opium,
e t c ., but it is worse,
a hundred times w o r e , to thuab-tack
them to the front hall
^bulletin board. 7., yes, oven I ,
had to remove oneT'l st weeST
( i ’ ll not say with what} I would
not begin to handle the dirty
t h in g s ). Really now, l e f t
never egain display such a
thing on our bu lletin board. Suppose a guest
would come in .
I hear that the Business Education classes
are adopting a new slogan, " Right the fir a t
time." That's something to work far. I tfish
a 1‘1 "of you would adopt i t . There would not
be nearly so many red marks on returned papers.
Is your name on the new honor roll? I
looked fc r~ T t.“' T think I ' l l have 30 keep my
eye on these-who missed Itj and i f porohtmoo
■it was because of lasiness, spring fa v o r ,In attention,
too much day-dreaming, I oould do
a little prodding with some of the rtsharps"
Going on gospel tours during Banter time*
Remember that folks w ill observe you and say,
"That is what an. SMS student 3aidw, or "That
is what an.BUS student d i d " , or even "D id you
see how they ate?" (with apologies to "The
Goldbergs at the Beach")*
I *m beginning to preen my feathers -for
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