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September 20, 1944 EASTERN MENNGNITE SCHOOL Vol. W , No. 3
OVER ONE HUNDRED STUDENTS
HIKE TO MUNDY’S QUARRY
E. M. S. raraed Saturday afternoon, and
Instead of following a quecjn, we wore led by
our aooial committee chairman* Nearly 130
of ua left the campua, walked down past Berea,
arrived at the Edom Pike, and turned left®
After walking a short distance on the road,
wo turned right; this led ue to the railroad,
which w® followed until we arrived at an old
lime-kiln. Here we walked around in the stone
quarry and looked at the massive diesel power
unit. After a while we played games such as
"My Grandmother's Cat Died,," nThree Daep,"
"Flying Dutchman," otc.
By this time everyone was thirsty and hungry
so we formed two lines ana were served cold
drinks and hot dogn. After receiving all these
vitamins and calories, we war® ready for the
return hike, whioh was even more interesting
than the tramp out had been, foi we went through
a wood and did some hill climbix g. Several
girls got muddy shoes while crossing a small
brook. Soon we were back at the school and I
think everyone had received pie ty of exercise*
We were glad supper was delayed fifteen minute*
for our benefit.
— Christian Lehman
"So long as we don't demonstrate to men
that we have something better than they have, it
will be difficult to win men for Christ.”
J. R. Mumaw.
nYife control the siae of the ohannel through
whioh our portion of God's boundless blessings
--Submitted by Joseph F. Baer
PAUL PEACHEY, JOURNAL EDITOR, IS
INTERVIEWED BY WEATHER VANS REPORTER
A re-christening of the E. M. S. Sohool
Journal was announced by Paul Peachey, editor-in-
chief of the Journal, in a reoent interview
in whioh he revealed some plans and pdioies
for the ooming season.
Renaming the twenty-two year old publication
wus perhaps the most outstanding change listed
by Paul, although he also stated that he has
hopes of supplementing the Journal with pictures
sometime in the future. He also expressed a
determination to avoid printing so many news
item3 that the literary matter would not have a
fair share of space.
According to Paul, most of the articles
printed in the Journal are solicited, but the
Journal encouragesvoluntary contributions from
the students. The quality of the articles
submitted in relation to the standards of the
Journal will, of oourse, determine whether or
not the material will be published. Sometimes
subject matter for the Journal is reoeived from
English Composition classes.
The Journal, a volume of new high-lighta
and inspiring literary works las a circulation
of PJO students, alumni, and other interested
friends. In addition to school articles, it
oontains speoial features pertaining to alumni
as well as a feature on community notes of
Asked what functions the Journal performs,
Paul smilingly replied, "I think the functions
of the Journal are to tie together the students
and alumni and to build up a family spirit»n
Any student who hasa suggestion for a now
name for the Journal i3 invited to turn it in
to the Weather Vane.
— H* G.
'September ^7"T§44 ™ VoTTTlT^H^TT
Editor Jo Lester Brubaker
Literary ...............Mary Kurts
News • • • • • • • • • • John Miller
Feature • • • • • • • . . Anna S&uder
Art • • • • • • • • • • Norman Kraus
Sub-Staff“-Rhoda Krady, Helen Good, Pearl
Ho8tetter, "The Eaveedropper,”
Production Staff— ^Uosalyn Brenneman, Mara®
Brenneman, Alma Brunk, Daniel Basr.
Sponsor « « . . o o . o o Mo To Br&okbill
WEATHER" xtTjp3ST5Sb/»S WseJ&y
during the eohool year by the'atudenta of
Eastern Mennonite School.
Autumn begins Saturday morning
2 mino past midnight.
«—M. To Bo
Can anything be more annoying than the
fly that persists on sitting on your noae?
After each impatient sweep of your hand to
frighten him he obligingly returns with frank
The rainy weather haa limited *th® acti“
vitios of this past to the class rooms of
E» M. S« and with maddening persistence the
fly occupies himsjlf with investigations of
the various surfaoss of protoplasm exposed
by the students. Th® enduranoe he displays,
in spite of th© many interruptions he receives
can well be studied by the wide-awake youth*
If such persistence would be exeroiaed by
the person engaged in absorbing various lesson
assignments, what great knowledge would become
a part of the average studento Nothing, not
even near death, would cause anyone to forsake
his talk, and the vast sjsounts of knowledge lihat
would become a part of saoh student within a
year’s time would be tremendouso
When next interruptions seek to draw th®
mind from the acquiring of knowledge during
study hours or in th® olass room, consider the
endurance of the fly and, exercise to the limit
your strength fortitude, ignore th® interruption,
no matter how tantalising or alluring it3 call*
With dogged persistence stick to the task at
hand and, allowing no exceptions, COMPLETE IT I
You shall, as aftero your reward, live happily ever
— M. Ko
Through sarnsst, sinoare consideration of
a problem relating to a Biblical standard main-*
tainad by our ohurch, conviction waa being
strengthened in th® heart of a student. While
ha pondonsd, a thoughtless, rebellious, fallow^
student let fall a word of acornful criticism
of the church of his choice. Conviction fled
as doubt and indaoision entered and the upirit
of this world had won another victory®
Three visitors sat in the house of worship*
In th® pew before tham were six students, who,
judging by their conduct throughout the ser»
vices, must hav® coma to Cod’s sanotuary with
the spirit of irreveronoa and mockery. Th®
visitors suraly could not heve raoeived a
favorable irr.preaaion of our lev® for God and
respect for Kis house®
DID YOU KHCW?
As Rohrer Eahleman, chairman for th®
Activities period on V’ednesday, announced th®
title of the program for the morning, ho
promised us that we would be sur® to hear th®
truth about E. M. S. And wa were not die™
After a quartet in car® of Harold Brsnaman
had fjung for us, Paul Psaohsy gav® some interousting
faots about the campus. Graca Matzler
void of th® background of a larg® number of
our ischoolKatea, Kary Kurt* opoke on th® alumni,,
and Joseph Bear followed by reminding us of th®
groat heritage which is ours in E. M. S.
In th® absence of Lawrano© Brunk, Norman
Kraus took oharg® of the men’s ohorus of the
summer school«, When the chorus had sung th®
first stanza of "Alnaa Mater” to th® tune of
Londonderry Air, the entir® audience enthusiastically
Said Alphi® Zook as h® gava th® young
pony in th® north pasture th® one© ov®r« "Oh,
l6ok, his hoofs haven't split yet! Or do they?1*
Anyone having a Plan® Gaomatry to lend
or sail see Katherine Schaefar immediately.
— M. T. B a
September 20, 1944 -3=
lAUHELS OP CHARACTER
I confer my highest honor® on the hearts of my
sons and daughters*
The distinction of being an athletic star, a
social favorite, of being the beat dressed, tha most
beautiful or the most handsome, of being gifted in
song, in speech, in wit, in scholarship, or in leader-ship—
the distinction of being any or all of these,
ten or fifteen years or even two years from now may
fade to but a dim memory of fortuitous school days
and propitious circumstances.
Prowess in the game, brilliance of superior performance,
the shout of applause or the smile of admiration
— all alike will lose the glamour of their
But — my dear children, if you are honest, if
you are ainoere, if you are kind, if you follow the
track of right as your Christian conscience points
it out to you, if you keep faith with the high ideals
and the lofty principles of Christian character and
Then — you shall wear upon your heart the highest
award I have to offer you* And, live you ever so long,
with the gathering years, the happy satisfaction will
grow in the ever-cherished memory that you are a
EASTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL
Your Alma Mater
OVERHEARD BY OSWALD
I'm beginning to think our professors have a pretty hazy idea of titna.
Brother Mark, Stauffer in Mixed Chorus—
"I think we should all breathe together.
Let's do it after 'Christmas.,n
In Ethics class Brother Lehman was
using the principle of soimd to illustrate a
point. Somewhere along the line ha said, "And
the next day, ifc took the whistle a whole year
to travel to uo 1”
Barbara Keeneri "It’s fun to be naughty
sometimes if it’s nice naughty.”
A visitor came up to Dorothy Lehrnar and
asked if she will be a normal graduate like
her sisters. Mischievous Dorothy answered,
"No, I'm abnormal.”
Clayton Witmer on observing the drapes in
the information office remarked, "What our
room needs is drapes, Ralph. They’d ba so
nice to sweep the dirt behind ?'
Paul Kniao referring to the Smithsonianaj
"We don't want to catch up with themj they are
going in the wrong direction."
There are some peculiar people around
here, at least, on the basketball floor.
According to Brother Melvin last Friday night
one of the players had his "hind foot" over
the boundary line.
After having run from Chapel to the
Administration Building Monday morning, Norman
Kraus shared his wisdom by remarking, "If it
keeps on raining like this, it will never atop."
— The Eavesdropper
My dear unreliable, indefinite, enigmatic,
slanderous Oswald. When saw you me carrying
around an ironing card, board, or anything else
related to an iron? Do you not fear that the
confidence the students have in your spicy
column will be severely shaken if you persist
in penning suoh paradoxical patter?
— Kenneth Leaaa
All contributions which were pledged to
the Y. P. C. A.laat Spring for September 15
are due and will be gratefully received.
— Rohrer Eshleman, Treae.
Phi I, hrY7\(s\r\Ct t~\s
Who lias been masticating a resinou
and nauseating substance known to
mortals as chewing gum? In my ran^
derings through the buildings, I have
stepped in it, parched on it, and
once, while I was flitting by a table
the;Wstele8E adhssi/e clung to ay wing feathers^
I have been at a loss to explain the use of
this gum. It is neither nutritious nor stimulative.
My friend Bessie the Bovine argues that
it has & recreational effoct, and she ought to
know. Certainly the look of vacant rapture which
envelops Bessie’s countenance while she is
chewing her oud is akin to the exproaaion on the
faces of guia^ chewing mortals. I have thin to
say in Bessie’s favor 1 her chaxving is oorapara^
Passage through the main hall between
classes is becoming diffioult. I have observed
busy students and teachers patiently and impa^
tiently waiting to got through the orowd at the
bulletin board. Perhaps the few minutes between
classes is not the best time to observe and
comment at length on posted notices. I don’t
mind it. I just flit over your heads. But I
feel sorry for the people who are limited to
walking. Have you been guilty? Y-OU?
— The Owl
our "budding artist,” Mias Gladys Brunk,
noted ohiefly for her concentration during
evening study periods in the library. Your
sketch upon request.
~-Ruby Be." key
PHILGMATHEANS WIN FIR I INTER”
SOCIETY GAME OF THE SEASON
Friday night found all ti a basketball
fans in a ica33 movement towarc the X~hall.
The bulletin board had annoum >d, Philo-matheana
vs. Armerians, and ti it combination of
teams spelled only one word— ation.
The Armerians launohed t a offensive and
kept the goals largely in the r favor. By
the end of the third quarter ha aoora was
24-18 with the Armerians aheis 0
When the last quarter wl .stb sounded, the boya went back onto the i Loor, heaving,
limping and nearly spant. T! jy put everything
into play in thoft few remain ig minutes,
while the crowd went wild. he Philomatheens
stepped forward and tied the 24 points of the
Armerians. Amid the oontinv ua yells of the
spectators oam® the shrill f roe of the referee'«
whistle. The men. The game wbaasl l a wfaisg hetv,ei 1 whsetriefxf fsiog hwte.r e Tthhee Philomatheans wear the iaur< is, having won
29 to 24 in the first game cf the seanon.
— P. H.
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