April 26, 1944 EASTERN MENNCNITE SCHOOL V o l. V , No. 32
OUT IN BEAUTIFUL NATURE
Balray breezes, bright sunshine, gay spirits,
beautiful sunset, and twinkling stare, a ll
helped to make a perfect evening in the natural
amphitheater of Keener’ s pasture. Oh, y©3,
the crayfish, too, furnished entertainment as
we 7.1 as the tug of warf, and the baseball game.
•'Calling a l l Smiths oninna" brought ua to the
fenoe where we were se.ved wainars, bune, potato
chips, lemonade, ice oream. 'While sea tad
around the campfire w© listened to a program
of jnuiric and readings* The ovening was brought
to a climax when Profcher Br&ckbill tpoke to
ur on "Who knoweth whether thou art come to
the kingdom for such a time as th is? ”
—“Mary Kathryn King
” 1 WILL PEAR NO EVIL"
Wide-eyed with wonderment and terror-stricken,
a tiny six-year-old colored boy
stands beside the bed of his dying father.
The grief of hiss lit t l e heart oould only bo
expressed in deep, bard sobs that shook his
little f r a il body.
"S o n ," came the lev/ voice of his father
as a thin arm drew the lad oloaer to his bedside,
" I w ill soon be leaving you, but do n 't
forget there is One who has promised to be a
father to the fatherless end a mother to the
motherless. When you get in trouble, go to
Him. He willhelp you. He ie your friend/." .
In the tranquil moments that followed, little
Jisonie’ s father silently slipped away.
Often the stormy billawe of life have
beaten against his soul and turbulent waters
wifthed to overflow, but juet as rftsn ha has
besn reminded again of the truth of his father’s
statements and has fled to his Eternal Refuge
where net? courage and strength brought peace
and calm to his troubled heart.
— T i l l i e Yoder
AS A WAITRESS SEES IT
As we hurry baok and forth carrying water
pitchers, gathering ticket® ,■ r e fillin g aoup
bowls, e t c ., it m y see® to some to be an un-r
om n tie job« W ell, it may b© the same old
routine or it may not, it a ll depends on the
people we serve.
Every boll rung by the hoata presents
the question® What oould be wanted now? W e ll,
it might be most anything.
" I just wanted to introduce you to my
b ro ther," was what or>e host rang to aay. And
we were pleased to meet him, too# Or, "May
we have a Saar a, Eoobuok catalogue, Ff.u I can’t
sea over the bouquet?" Or perhaps, "Please
go to mailbox 92 and get my letter, Miriam
aaya i t ’ s extra s p e c ia l." W© were glad to
comply. Or, "May w® have the etiquette book,
I want to see what to do when my pie is turned
over on the tablecloth." An aesthetic in d ividual
request®, "W ill you please raise the
shades, I ’ d like to eee the sunrise?" Or wiih
pleading countenance another asks, "W ill you
aak Mies Z . i f I may ht.v® ’ per1 to go home?"
Or some member of the table revcmls,
to the host’ s chagrin. ■ "Why, he says’ whenever
you come around he can’ t th in k." I guess we
frighten them out of their w its. Or then comes
the ‘request, "W ill you go to my room and get
my chocolate syrup?” Or someone even &aks,
"Please send one of the day students to the
store for ice oream." Then a weather enthusiast
requests, "7/ill you go to tho window and
see if the fog 1© a l l gone, please?" But the
time our heart warmed was when the hoot rang
and s a il, "S a y , did anyone ever t e ll you hew
swoet you are?15
So, when we hurry through tho d in in g '
room with what appears to be a slight umlle r
even a broad grin, can you blame us too much?
— Just One of Them—-
f'Y io u k ts .<?$CL«igUw* ~ /
April T 9 4 4 VoT. v, No. 32
Editor * * Lester Brubaker
Associate Editors «. • » *■ . Ruth. M» Krady
O » J • • . Mary Kurts
Typists « 0 - Siva Hewarwanger
<i o jt . a it m a a « Evelyn Shoemaker
n » « 9 v a a. i ® a Laura L. Coulson
Artist 9 V . Grace E . Gross
pressman • • • • • • « • V © • Robert Keener
ISponsor . . . . . . . . * * « M. T, Braokbill
You’ ve lea mod a lot this year? ' Goodi
But truth in any dapartment la ao vest that
one in a lifetime can make but a beginning in
— M .T .B .
THE E)»ITOR WISHES to express appreciation
to the Vv’Ofither Vane staff f or their very
splendid cooperation in the production of thin
news weekly throughout tho present school year*
Hot only ;o those whose names appear on the
staff as printed above, but aleo to Anna Sfcuder
and Miriam Hiestand, who were on the a’t a f f a
large part of the year, is a word of oommenda-.
tion due* nThe Owl” and "Oswald” did a splendid
pieoe of work, too*
And to the contributors” -a very speoial
'thank-you." You have made the Weather Vane
what it ia»
Next Tear we are expecting you e l . to be
back and nelp make an even setter Weather Vsna
titan we hive had this year.,
Yours for a pleasant summer,
“•“ *J»L»B .
WHA.T XETERBSTING THINGS words a r e . Mere
vocal sounds, yet upon them hangs the happiness
or sorrow of the universe® With only a
■word love lehpa like a f i r e , yet words hav6
iciiled® ifen’ s moods and attitudes are expressed.
by words and by words man's moods and
attitudes are formed•
A ll the emotions and passions of ran are
stirred b;/ words and by words man int calmed
ard soothed a a by a gentle cooling T*r»«es® at
It is fascinating to play with wordsj it
is exciting, it is enchanting. There ere word
artiste in this world just as there are music
a rtis ts , and artists who daub rolor on canvas.
Bars are seme vivid Yrord pictures produced by
master word artists*
. "Across the moor a ste of shal low mist was
.rollingi and the trees in the valley, like
orowsing cattle, stood knee-deep in whitenaeiw"1
(Con!t rt tf ? of next column)
"The pines were swinging with the wind*
f il l in g space with a murmur like the sound of
"The twilight, like a floating v e il,
hovered over sea and land®”
"Ahead of the vessel, the narrow vista of
glassy water was n blase of purple and golden
color* arranged in a faultless harmony of tone
that was like music or lyrical verse in its
direct apoeal to the emotions®”
"The clesh and uproar of the disputing
vrators relied in their ears like the grand,
sustained bass of some huge cathedral organ."
"The a ir lashed his face like a stinging
wave of water.”
"She sang a weird, wild melody that seemed,
like a running torrent, to hava fallen from
the crests of the mountains, bringing with it
echoes for the farthest summits, mingled with
soft wailing? of a "mournful w in d ."
Words— they fascinate me like trembling,
throbbing ohordn stir the musician and rare
and lovely blends of line and color thrill the
a r t is t .
A pamphlet came in this morning on "The
S pirit of Par,! Revere— a Glorious Heritage for
American Industry.*6 Before the Revolutionary
War, Revere was a silver smith. After the war
he founded the copper and brass industry in
the United States. 7ou w ill like the 'm y the
atojy is written.
Tho daffodils and lilaea you have been
enjoying have a ll acme from sunny southeastern
V ir g in ia■from Dunbighites t George R. Frank
and Mary Florence Shenk.
"The Great Smokies and the Elue Ridge’*--
W e ll, any lover of the* mountains and the people
there w ill be enthusiastic about the book.
To people who have not studied Greek* The
Wuest books are treasures. One title of the
nix we have is "Untranslatable Riches from
the Greek New Testament."
W. R . *8 NEED
I t has been observed that Brother Men no
Brui k has literally carried out Hebrews 13 s5
and Phillipians 4 s 1 1 . Perhaps by virtue of
his patience, someone would take the responai-b
i l i t y of bosto ring uuon him the honorary
degree of a desk stand thereby relieving him
of th8 burden of emptying the wastebasket each
morning i n order to provide something upon
which to place his books*
April 26, 1944 -3-
No, we did not go to the X-Ha11 or to the
cornfield as gome of us supposed wo might,, but
wo want to the Hostetter home for our Senior
Swiftly the evening paafled while we were
playing games and having an enjoyable time.
The adjectives we snppl^ed at random for a
short story turned out to be very humorous . ?'e
needed the paper to write answers to such questions
as, “Who in the Senior clues weara the
smallest shoes," and "Who .is the most handsome
man in the olaas?"
A ahort devotional period was guided by
our advisor. After eating the delicious food
our evening was brought to an abrupt end due
to the olook hands pointing near to tena
MEMORIES Ob’ DEAR OLD E .M .S .
I 'm thinking today f our Alma Mater
And the days we enjoyed long ago.
Pond mem*Ties of chata while dining linger
Scores of friends we there learned to know.
I vision the cakes made by dear ladies
And the mob that around the tables stood
After ploying and feasting we thanked our
For giving u day in tha wood.
I*m thinking of those suoh aa Goldfus Junior
How in hope they at mail-time stood b y .
I recall gath'ring grain for Chanticleer
When *ie feared oar Vane would d ie .
Many classroom didousaions seemed curtailed
When our leasona we knew, no doubt,
But i f perchance Brother Chester would spy ue
He our "John Henrys" boldly called out.
I have .visions of scenes in the new assembly,
Especially of one Friday night
Ylhen we heard of the great Darius Green
And the end of his fir s t noble flig h t ,
Then I think of the Thanksgiving social
And red apples dangling in a row,
How we toiled in our efforts to munch them
As they tauntingly dashed to and fr o .
I remember heart-throbs from the hil'l-top
Mass’nutten with its flaming morning hood.
Sweet strains from our Jenry and Mosart
As we strolled through the famous Park Wood.
Of the glorious revival I'm thinking,
Youth’ s Conf’ renoe and Upper Room prayers.
There we met face to faoe with our Saviour
Who saved us from Satan’ s luring snares.
— Submitted by Edna Detwaller
"SEARCH ME, 0 GOD"
As you lay year head upon the pillow at
night can you reflect upon the activities of
that day with the conscious assurance that
it hae been one of victory for Christ? Have
you challenged one soul to live more nobly?
In even the small dstalls of your oonduot have
you made a contribution to the enrichment and
enjoyment of another's experience? Have you
carried with you a warm love that has caused
the chill in someone's heart to flee? Has
one soul been lifted oloser to the heart of
God because he fe lt His presence in you?
Yes, friend* it is poasible to live a
b eautifu l, pure i.nl holy life that w ill challenge
to perfection* Others have proved i t .
But, praise the Lord, there is no end to the
heights w® can attain in the l ife on the high
plane? I t yet remains to be seen what can be
done through the soula who w ill completely
yield themselves to Christ*.
Have you e-rer stopped to consider the
great loss of others i f you should fa il? The
Lord needs you to enlarge the borders of His
kingdom. Tne specific work He has for you to
do can b© done by no one e ls e . However small
that task may bo* it will not be unseen by
the Masterc He may only aak you to speak a
word or breath® a prayer for someone, but it
is His appointed work for you*,
"Lord how can I do aught but give thee
even my innermost affections in fu ll oonae-oration.
I f thou canst love another eoul
through me, here 3a my capacity to love® Use
it to thy glory Extend to otherh thy loving
affpotions and abundant maroy through the
charm®! of thy servant• "
— Barbara Hostetler
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
2 os. good manners
12 o «. common sense
12 ot. of consideration
Put over a gentle fir e of self-reapeot,
boil down to 2 o k . of forgetfulness and sweeten
with woman or man-hood. Take 2 os® before
This persoriptlon can be fille d at the
House of Understanding next door to Reason,
on Independence Street.
Submitted by Mae Schrook
OVERHEAT® BY OSWALD
No, no,, Emily,, purple Gracklea
aren’ t flowera, they are birda I
Tp/t< disillusioned girl had visi oxm
& £ a flowering tree whan she hoard
tik about the trees boing fu ll
of purple Qraokles*
Brother Menno has e rather
clever idea that may be of help
to those of you v&io he.ve money
He said that race people tire so
poor that they eat beef tongue and ox tail
' s oup to make enda meet«
In a discussion about m n ’ n Adam s apple,,
Frank Urunk gave the theory that ifwin had
them too but they went on down to their feet
and took the form of bunlone•
Ae Lam-renoe Trunk m a driving along a
country road, he pointed to a horse end remarked
to a city friend "See that animal over
there* th a t4s a ocmj it makes ’Baa b a a ’ *" I ’ d
nxy Jasper needs co oheok up on his ecology®
Paul Kniss inquired of Emily Brunk— "Do
you f i l e your nisils?" 'Smily dlsaloa«d the
fact that she d i d e Paul replied that, h©
throw* his away*
A fter the rapid chocking of the roll*
Brother Kusnaw remarked, Manyone who i s n ’ t here
m y 'absent’ -"
Brother Chester— there are two lessons I
wau.it y:>u to l o a m from the l if e of Elijahs
The one is taker froji the Incident when he fled
from a t o r .
Emerson— Is that the' lesson you want us
I t is reported that Joseph Baer made the
f ollowing statement last' week* "G irls are
faulted with constantly changing tfceir minds»
Bay a are sometimes?? faulted with not being,
able to make up their minds— and in some
cases the girls are to blame*'1
— The Eavesdropper
"AS ITHERS ’ SEE US’*
The Owl has boon .laid up with
what most of you people are beginning
to show indications of— -*
A note of warning— honor roll
students who are attacked frequently
lose their position.
Tha Owl wishes ardently that there might
a way of eliminating ineny of the diaturb-nnoes
around the oampus during cur quiet
flvraday afternoons •
Only a few more weeks are l e f t . Couldn’ t
are establish a "hands o ff" policy on p. 11 bulletin
Aid now let me drive home the fa ct that'
only a few more weeks of school are leftj T
eay— only a few more weeks are l e f t .
And i f they do’—
I an.re not
My jhoioe was only thiso
1 could n t diej
I had my • rork to do,
% place so f i l l
wit i comfort and
Though I was cruelly robbed*
I did not weep,
I poured my strength
Into my other branches—
To feel them grow and tug
At tiy main trunk.
But noe I would net band.
I had not died|
I only at nd
Giving hry l i f e ,
I am a half-burnt pine.
"BE OF GOOD CHEER"
"Stand a bill and see the salvation of the
Lord*" (;3xodue 14? 13)
These word?? contain God’:a ooinmand to the
Christian when he has been brought into hard,
unexpected d iffic u lt ie s * He cannot retreat
or go forward® Yih t is he now to do? God’ s
Word to him is , "Stand s t i l l * "
When ;he Ghri tian reaohea such situations
in l ife he should ;ive heed to God's instructions
rather than to others that may come to
him* At auoh a ti »> despair is likely to
whisper liG\ve up» What is the use anyway?"1
Cowardice w ill *»ay, "Retreat, give up your
Christian l i f e . ” Your impulse* may urge* "Get
busy. Do aomathingo Batter to do the wrong
t.iing than to d> nothing."
But Jod’ a orders are, " Stend s t i l l * " Do
not act caiokly* Do not m y words you w ill
later regret* Be patien4 , kind and Ghristlike.
Wait oheerfu■ly anr pati‘ fitly on the Lord, a-rid
it w ill not be" loni snti yo" w ill observe Him
removing d iffio u ” f : ea ou of the m y and w ill
hear the command, '‘Go fo w a r d ."
ili.K, Mae tiraoan
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