COTE OR CHILDISH — WHICH? LITTLE FIYE-YEAR-CXP
I have never been quit© able to grasp th©
sig n ific a n c e of an anniversary c e le b r a t io n . I
do not mean to Imply that there i3 none t h e r e 0
But th ia ia ny problem. C elebratio n seems to
indicate gladness that a happy past is over and
who would be glad fo r that? To have no oelebra~
tion seems to in d io a te a laok of appreciation
fo r an illu s t r io u s beginning and who would
f a i l to appreciate?
This ia Anniversary the F i f t h , of the
Weather Van©* liVhatovsr msy be your reason fo r
doing so, l e t 's o e le b ra te . I t has had a good
past — perhaps an in o red ib ly c re dita ble post®
But say, does it have a future? H e r a 'a th© real
reason fo r anniversary c alebratio n — the fu tu re*
I t ’ s lik e this © Som® things we d id as five-year
olds may hav© been ’’ c u t e ." But what i f w© war©
doing th© same things today, (assuming-, of course,
that w e ’ re n o t)? To say th© le a s t , thay ju st
w o uld n’ t b© oute.
Tho Weather Van© h a 9 bean "mighty out©.’’
I t s t i l l is* But the time ia ju s t around the
oorner ( i t may evsn be h are ) that we ®hould so©
acme d e fin it e signs of grcwn-up-nass. * Thin
means that what was considered a good Weather
Vane a year ago may not b© considered a good one
today# Pleas© d o n ’ t say you are too busy to
p artic ip a te in the Weather V an e. And a ft e r
you hav© q uit saying i t , please q uit thinking
i t . Nor dara we forgot the q u a lity of the
material that we turn in to the e d it o r s . W©
must keep making it b e t t e r .
The Weather Vane in good. You may -wish to
o a ll it c u t e . But remember, a grown-up* who has
kept his childhood cutaneaa is no longer cute.
H e 's c h i l d i s h .*
*At f i v e ! Ah, Bro th er, d o n ’ t rob i t of its
lawful ohildhood and youths
—-M. T . B«k
Happy b irthda y to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday l i t t l e Woo. 'r.hor Vane
Happy birthday to y ou.
Csn i t b© that old g o soon? I t s^ems so
recent that I r v i n B . Horst ca~» to the Labors**
tory to ta lk Journal (ho m s t, cm e d ito r ) and
out of the diso:'.salon ca^.o the idea of the
Weather Vene, a f r ie n d ly r iv a l of the Journal,
a sort of half-broth :r , peri ;p'o C! : M o l e e r
in various mood a has served wtj.ll as th©
masthead or xaasoot and ia auggejjtive of what
th is l i t t l e newaaheet has been and i a 0 I t ia
i n a large sens© a weather vane of the school.
I ' l l guess there i s n 't a fresh e r l i t t l e ne>:o“
paper in a l l the schools of the country. Oh
i t may be a l i t t l e homely and a l i t t l e hard to
read sometimes, (w e 'r e trying to remedy th a t,
however)j i t may appear a l i t t l e related to
the peasant class of nev/eiee, but i t ' s a daar
l i t t l e weekly w ith a rainbow in its h a i r .
I t i s n 't pretentious at a l l , but ind eed, it was
not intended to be that-a~way. Our Journal,
you know, is d ig n ity and a l l t h a t , and comes
out in formal dress and has to be read by a whole
twenty per cent of the fa c u lt y before it is
oonsidered aafo to bs released to the p r in t e r .
So you see i t is worth a subscription p r ic e .
But only f i v e par cent of th® fa c u lt y reads the
Weather Vane before it is p r in t e d , and b o
you get i t a l l for no th in g . I re a lly think
i t ’ s worth e thank you or two.
— If. T . B .
TC'toEar 1944...*". ... “ Vol. Vi, NOo 8
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Editor » g - • o . o ® b J® Leeter Brubaker
L it e r a r y , . . . . . * , Mery Kurt*
Newa. . . . « . » g „ , , John M ille r
Feature '. «. . • . . * . * Anna Sauder
. Art » « o « o o . o * . Norman Kraus
Sub-Staff— Rhoda Krady, Helen Good,- Pearl
Ho stetter, "The Eavesdropper,'11 '
"The Owl o'1
Production Staff--Roealyn Brenneman, Merna
Brennernan, Alma Brunk, Daniel Baer.
Sponaor. c * » • o * t o i k e T t Brackbill
d-<iring the sohool
Ea stern Mennonite
VANS is published weekly
year by the students of
There* e r e l ig i o n of some sort; I n 'a 11
wo do and say and think® Our r e l i g i o n ,
and everyone ha a some- is not what t o
profess or preaoh n e c e s s a r ily , but what we
ARE. * v
~ M . T . B . '
This wsek v.-e ere celebrating the f i f t h
birthday of the Weather Van®. The. p a s t , we
f e e l , has beeri su c c essfu l, and the future
looks rosy .
« x> * y , # -s -it
The sixth year of the Weather Van® w i l l
be begun under- a- new- s t a f f arrangement with
a s lig h t ly d if f e r e n t type of organ isatio n.
The o ld , chough changed from the organisation
of former y e a r s , was found to be inadequate.
Next week*s issue w i l l be the f i r s t issue of
a completely revised Weather Vane,, D o n ’ t be
too amazed however, i f the change a n st as
great at f i r s t glance as you expected*
——J * L . B e
I f you lik e thie Weather Vane# it is
because o f the in s p ir a t io n afforded the
s t a f f by the treat of de lic io u s pea. •$ fc
Brother B r a o k b i ll,
We are glad to welcome Nathan Hege back
a ft e r herring been absent for several weeka.«"
During hi® absence ha was a patient in a
Phi .1 ade lphia hoapita 1 »
An unu.suei guevc v is it e d the campus for
several d ava« Sh# aaked the Dean of Women 11’
she *ae going to provide ft birthday cake, but
requested her not to show for the v is it o r likea
surprises !■ This welcome 4-year old guest# Mxas
Rachel Horet„ travelled by t r a in from Scottdale
to v i s i t her Aunt Ada,, Mias Herat attends
kindergarten,, but also takes the position of
instructor jsa and admits that she becomes quite
amused at her dolls®
Misses Betty Webar and LaVina Kramer of
Scottdale v is it e d E» M. S=, Daniel Kramer was
probably proud of h is sister for more than or.e
reason when the waitresses carried those two
giant-siue pies in the iin in g hall®
Mr. A lton Horst spent a p ro fitab le weekend
v i s i t i n g hie Alma Mater and adjacent poin£a»
Miss Beatrice Hartman returned to the
Rockingham M«morial Hospital fo r further t r e a t ment*
Last Monday she underwent a tonsillectomy
Brother W alter Otto v is it e d his son Darrel
and also brought an appreciated message to the
students on Sunday morning*
Miss Emily Brunk spent the week-end v i s i t ing
her s is t e r , Marie.
Two sets of sisters* Misses Pearl and
Etezel, and Misses Alma and Ruth, a o c e spm ie d
by Interested friend.-* v is it e d eastern pennay^
1vania recently* Kahaeman Hospital in
P hiladelphia was one of the points of interset*
and Pearl is convinced she want a to be a nurse.,
and not an undertaker»
A great exodus beginning Friday noon
transpired here, and i f you fee l that your name
■ should be in the 15:«4; of •home-goeirs'j w do too*
Time and space would not permit me to say how
many homes were brightened by a on t and daughters
who rejoiced to leave these portals*
— A . S*
"W hat, when, where, wliy is this and tha t?’*
Sp. id. students h e r e , fiv e years ago-.
"We scarcely know the habitat
I n which we l i v e , and learn , and grow .’*
^Signs and posters are confusing—
Make us wonder, cause us doubt.
What we need is compact fusing
Of the news and views a b o u t :”
Came to the re a oue— pioneers
Of print* and when the morn
H a d 'cleared the mist of sweat and te a rs,
The "Weather Vane" was born®
Point on. Point on, oh Weavher Vane,
To c l e a r , true path* o aapyijae-es
E x e m p l i f i e d ,• oome sun or rsii;,
porr.a ' fl oc«&r *
- v. K 1®b~ rd Detweil e r
October 2 5 , 1944 -3«
SCHOOL DAY OUT
The fa c u lt y must have had Brother
B r a c k b i l l ’ a aervioee b o a weather propheto
They could not have oh&stm a better day foir
the outing® We give Brother Hostetter the
credit for the fin e lo c a t io n . He rea lly knows
n a t u r e 's "beauty spots o'* But the weather and
location were not the only ideal things about
i t . Every feature of the d a y ’ s program was
i d e a lly arranged* What fa c u lt y but that of
E . M. S . could have done such a good job? The
good wives of the fa c u lt y members also helped
make the day a success, both with t h e ir presence
and with the caks3 they brought. Cakes too from
the lady teachers*
The f i r s t feature wa3 a period of mental
recreation as we listened to music and speeches.
Then we roasted hot dogs and ate our lunches=
A ft e r lunch we played t.ug--o1 -war and oook-f
i g h t i n g , ran ra c e s, skipped ropes, and b u i l t
human pyramida» Strange how that whetted our
appetites I Bub tha fa c u lty was equal to the
ocoasion and treated ua to refreshments. Three
so ft b a ll gamee follow ed, two of whioh ended
with ty ing scores.
I t ia the week a f t e r . The f a i r e r ones are
s t i l l b lu s h in g . Everyone walks lik e fo rty years
l a t e r , (every student, I m ean.) But we are a l l
apry enough to r is e e n th u s ia s tic a lly to give
a vote of thanks to our fa o u lt y .
I S IT FOTEING TO YOU?
That C hrist Jesun came to earth
Through a humble, lowly b irt h
Just for you, and for me?
That He liv ed a l i f e so holy .
Pull of service meek and lowly
A l l for you, and for me?
That He shed His l i f e ’ s blood freo
On the cruel cursed tree
Just for y ou, and for me?
That He spent three nights entombed
That His loved ones be not doomed
And thla fo r you, and for me?
That asoending o ser death victorious
He preparao our mansions g lo r io u s .
One fo r y ou, and one for me?
I s i t nothing to you
That your fellows a l l about you
Lost in darkness as at midnight
Long to hear the word of rescue;
Long to see the lighthouse light?
Long to hear the glorious message
Of Sa lvatio n f u l l and free?
I s i t nothing to you?
OUT ON A PEKFECT DAY
The happy cooperation on the school
outing last Wednesday w*e just as outstanding
to me as the perfect day arid the be a u tifu l
meadow and woodland that the Lord gave u a 0 Yov
followed directions promptly and accuratelyj
you listened c onsiderately ; you played hard;
you ate with gusto* you got busy and did things
whan scheduled events did not include you.
Good sportsmanship was evident on a l l parta
of the vast playground- The s p ir i t of thank~
fuln ess throughout tho groiip was even more
co lorful than the colors on the treoe sad
v eg e tatio n . I ainoex*oly b e lie v e that the Lord
enjoyed the outing w ith u s , d o n ’ t you?
* * * * * * * *
"Were the cakes good?" You might a a well
a s k , "Was there any l e f t ? " I f you d o n 't know
a lre a d y , those good oaken were to be ted for
the e&tlng because fac u lty members or employees
of tho School furnished them.
* * * * * * * *
We were a l l glad that B r o . B ra o k b lll was
on the job w ith h is cameraao I am am :io u3 to
see what a l l he "c a u g h t ."
* * * * * * * *
So ft b a ll scores* Young man 4 , Old Men lo
Dormitory g ir le 3 3 , Non Dorra g i r l s 33
I n the aollege competition, Don
Augsburgsr’ s side loot Z 1 to 2 9 .
* * * * * * * *
Martha Xling won th® Eaakot B a ll throw
among th® college g i r l s .
* * * * * * * *
The oollego boya used their “ b e e f ” to
out=pull a l l contestants in tho tug~of“ w ar.
Th® highaohool aophomorec a ft e r defeating th®
freshmen and ju n io r teams met chair "Waterloo"
In the senior team.
* * * * ! < ! * * *
The running raocs resulted a« follo«?a
(fin is h e d in order lin to d ..)
Freshmen- ’ Rod Yfobar, James Blosser
Sophomores- D i l l s r , B . Soudar
Juniors- R . S e l l , G« Derstins
Seniors- Reinford, Baer
College- R . Eshlemr.n*, Don Augsburger
Freshmen- R* Shova<ar, G . Mumtvw
Sophomores-. Ho Brennaman, A» Showalter
Juniors- Pellman* Marie Yoder
Seniors- Glov er, Ulrioh
Col logs'* Mo Schrock, A . W a v e r
Winners of the f i n a l s i Glover- Girla
R» Eahleman* Eo ys0
— Malvin Ruth
. - OVERHEARD BY OSWALD
/ V ' ...Can anyone help solve th is p ro b 'ea
J LsS. ) which 28 disturbing Brother Mark
\ / / S t a u f f e r ’ s peace of mind He would
/ / like to know what would happen xf
( « emetine he would be forced to sneese
\ ,%J twice at the sane tin e*
\ ^ \ "Those scales in the nursery d o n ’ t A- e ig h
accuz’a t e l y ,” saya Merlin M ille r * "But why do
you c a l l i t the nursery?” asked M r i a m B arge r
” , soause there is a nurse t h e r e ," ha oono?uded.
Sa5.d Ire n e Haltepnan., " I ju st mu at write
home to mother to t e l l her how i a u o h T T o r e her
a ad how much money I n e e d ."
Brothar D<: R . Hostetter (a f t e r the school
picture w s taken)* "A t every count my smile
became broader t i l l I looked like a H a llow e ’ en
p mpkir, ”
Zelda Breeden, last Wednesday—-MI like to
watoh the fa c u lt y members at this outing® At
sohool they are ju st examples, but hers they are
true to l i f e T
An S« Ms S® student entered a shoe dtore
and asked! for a pair of shoet) for gym. The
c ark asked "How old is he?”
We wonder what Brothar Menno Brunk meant
when he s a id , ’’I t ' s reasonably c e r t a in , with-o
it a dtfubt.”
On pioture taking day Mim Barge must
have given more than her usual attention to
t ’vs■ curly-headed Pauls (Landis anrt Peachey).
for she was heard wondering which uses the
most bobby pins at night A more .,*ignifioent
(w ith acknowledgement to Brother Chester)
question in iny mind i s , ’’Where do they get
these pr- is?"
Anyone s e llin g birthday cards should
find a well-paying oustomer i n Anna Weaver*-
A fte r addressing a greeting to her l i t t l e
s ...3 fo r October 8 , she remembered v/n&t ch^
ju s t helped celebrate her birthday on August
"A S 1THERS SEE USf!
Lengthy conversation is a f i n e thing
in i t » p a c e , but its place is not
over the arinking fountain* I " v® ~
«een E . M<> S« students who wished to
quench a burning t h ir s t afte r an e s p
e c ia lly dry alass approach the foun*
t a i n , ther^ back 'p o litely away again* unsat =
i s f i e d , because the foun tain waa being used as
a gatepost» I f It is urgent for you to have
a committee meeting, a d a te , or just a plain
ta lk in the job in h a l l , couldn’ t you fin d \ more
secluded part of the hall? I t is possible that
dormitory students become so desperate from
th ir s t that they rush to th e ir ro oms , to tin o ff
a soda or s bottle of m ilk , and blin dly throw
the empty bottle out of the window*, -hat may
be the explanation , or part of i t a for the
trash you aeo lying on tha d r iv e , olirtgitig to
the hedges, and lit t e r in g the lawn around the
b u ildin g *o Window-washers d o n 't appreciate
having m ilk , cheese, and j e l l y from second and
third floors destroy the Veavty of tha shining
panes of f i r s t floo r end basement windows,
i f you were at home, would your mother allow
you to throw paper, b ottles* and spoiled food
from your bedroom window? Mother Owl never
allowed' that at Oak Tree Houseo
— The Owl
The group and outing pictures are -up for
sale* Order blanks you w i l l fin d on che l i t t l e
des.k near the south d isp la y casa< Please l i s t
the numbers of the pictures you desire nuraeri~=
c a lly in order as 8^ 8, 11, 14., 15, and not
11, 3 S 15„ 8 , 1 4 . When I make up your orders
I shall be lass, lik e ly to make a mistakeo
The prices w i l l be the same ao last yearj
snaps, ten cent® each
5 x 8 enlargements, 36 cents each ( / ? }
8 x 10 60 ” ” r S J
I can not make 11 x 14 enlargements this year
because I can not get the paper»
Next week you may place your orders? by
coming to the Physics Laboratory from 12»20 to-
1 :0 0 , during the nocn hour, in th© following
order according to tha i n it ia l of your last
Monday A to 0 inclusive
Tuesday H to K
Wednesday I, to R
Thursday • S to Z
I t w i l l help i f the day students come during
the for© part of the period while the boarding .
students ars s t i l l at lunch.
Be praps?,red to pay . in advance when you
place your order.
I can not promise when 1 shall fiava t u e r *
pictures ready for y ou. I t way be a J • -|l
more, lik e ly more*
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