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Volume XVI/ Number I 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor L. Anna Schwenk 

Eva V. Arbegast 

School News Contributors -^ „ j ttt 

Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1919, at the Elizabethtown PostoflSce. 


In This Issue various scholastic departments. In 
This is the first number to ap- ^^^^ number appears an account of 
pear by the new editorial staff, ^^e change of schedule— from 
We hope to publish each month, as forty-minute periods to hour 
a new feature, some account of the Periods, and from a five-day week 
progress of the Endowment Cam- *« ^ five-and-one-half-day week— 
paign, under the direction of Prof, together with an account of the ad- 
Ralph W. Schlosser. The Depart- vantages of the change. The sev- 
mental Editor, Prof. H. H. Nye, eral contributing editors, thru 
will present the work of our their respective columns, will bring 


to our attention, month by month, 
the school activities of interest to 
the friends of our school. 

The Endowment Campaign 

Prof. Schlosser, on another page 
of this issue, presents some of the 
experiences of the canvassers and 
some interesting facts regarding 
the progress of the campaign. It 
is particularly gratifying to note 
that ninety-five per cent, of the 
members in each congregation are 
contributing. This point is very im- 
portant. A few individuals might 
possibly subscribe the entire 
amount the campaign aims to se- 
cure, or even a greater amount, 
and all the material ends — build- 
ings, equipment, etc — thus reached. 
But it is far more significant that 
practically every one is giving some- 
thing, small though his contribu- 
tion may be. It means, as Prof. 
Schlosser points out, that our peo- 
ple are back of this movement, that 
they have faith in our school and 
its possibilities for the future of 
our church. Money is essential in 
the conduct of a school; v^^ith 
money one can erect buildings, buy 
equipment, pay efficient teachers — 
thus furnishing the knowledge 
Which academic standards require. 
But if Elizabethtown College is to 
realize the mission to which she is 
pledged, the faith of our people in 
her possibilities is more assuring 
than the contributions of money. 
In the present situation, faith finds 
its expression in contribution, and 
contributions from practically ev- 

ery member mean a universal 
faith in the work which we have 
undertaken. President Butler, of 
Columbia* University, in a recent 
address on "The College and the 
Nation" says, **Each of these in- 
stitutions is an act of faith. Each 
one of them has come into being 
because there have been men and 
women of vision with the spirit of 
generous sacrifice, who have be- 
lieved that mankind could reach 
still greater heights of accomplish- 
ment and achievement, still higher 
measures of satisfaction and happi- 
ness, and still larger capacities for 
unselfishness and service. The 
American college is not built upon 
knowledge; it is built upon faith. 
Knowledge is its instrument, but 
faith is its motive power." 

Our College Times 

This title, we believe is most ap- 
propriate for our college publica- 
tion. As a newsbearer it brings to 
you, our patrons and friends, a 
record of the activities on College 
Hill. We are sure this is one rea- 
son for taking this periodical — be- 
cause it brings news from the place 
in which you are interested. We 
should like to emphasize in par- 
ticular the first part of this title so 
that, as you think of this place or 
this periodical, the "Our" stands 
out and holds your attention. This 
is "Our College" and "Our Col- 
lege Times." 

But why this emphasis? The 
opening paragraph in our college 
catalogue says, "The Brethren in 


Eastern Pennsylvania, having re- 
alized for some years the need of 
more special opportunities for edu- 
cating their children under Chris- 
tian influences, fostered the idea of 
establishing an institution in their 
midst." While our doors are closed 
to no one yet the needs of the chil- 
dren of our church were formost in 
the minds of the founders. They 
wanted education under Christian 
influences and Elizabethtown Col- 
lege stands ledged to supply 
that need and to realize that aim. 
In the Endowment Campaign, 
which is well under way, that aim 
is being reasserted. "We need in 
Eastern and Southern Pennsylvania 
a conservative college of the 
Church of the Brethren; (1) to 
perpetuate the ideals of the 
founders of our church and our 
school; (2) to preserve the con- 
servatism of the New Testament 
teachings; (3) to teach respect for 
the decisions of our Annual Con- 
ference ; (4) to prevent conserva- 
tism from stagnation; (5) 'To con- 
tend earnestly for the faith once 
for all delivered unto the saints." 

You will agree that no other 
school, in these two districts, of any 
description whatever, stands for 
the same ideals or is so well fitted 
to train our people for active ser- 
vice in our church. Here the fu- 
ture leaders of our church will be 
trained and from here will emanate 
an influence, thru the lives of our 
graduates, which will make the 
Church of the Brethren a power 
for righteousness and Christian in- 
fluence in every community. Any 
result less than this will be failure 

to realize the aim of those who 
founded this school and of those 
who are now enlarging its scope. 
At some other time we shall at- 
tempt to point out just how these 
aims can better be realized at 
Elizabethtown College than at 
other schools. For the present, we 
want you to feel that this college is 
inseparably bound up with the fu- 
ture welfare of our Church and 
that, as you think of the Church 
of the Brethren as "Our Church," 
you will also think of Elizabeth- 
town College as "Our College." 

And so the editorial policy of 
"Our College Times" shall be to 
help you to recognize that we at 
Elizabethtown College are striving 
to realize the aims set before us. 
As we come before you month by 
month we trust you will see in these 
pages, not only an account of the 
events which transpire, but also a 
record of continuous development 
and constant growth in the direc- 
tion of the ideals toward which we 
are facing. This is "Our College 
Times" because it represents "Our 
College;" it is "Our College" be- 
cause it supports the ideals and 
principles of "Our Church." 


Why is Miss Booz so glad to be 
at school this year? 

If Mr. Gingrich tore his shoe 
would Mr. "Eber-sole" it? 

If Laura Hershey was in a scrap 
would Elizabeth "Trimm-er" or 
would Mildred 'Bone-brake"? 

If "Mississ-ippi" and "Carolina" 
wore "New Jerseys" what would 


Endowment Campaign Notes 

standardization of Elizabeth- 
town College v/as once a dream, 
then became necessary, and is now 
being realized. Nineteen congre- 
gations have been solicited and 
over one-fourth of the amount 
needed for standardization has 
been raised. In Southern Pennsyl- 
vania the following congregations 
have been solicited: Upper Co- 
dorus, Upper Conewago, Falling 
Spring, Back Creek, Marsh Creek, 
Lost Creek, Buffalo and Sugar Val- 
ley. The congregations visited in 
Eastern Pennsylvania are: Spring 
Creek, Conewago, Annville, 

Maiden Creek, Tulpehocken, 
Ridgely, Peach Blossom, Lancaster, 
Lititz, Schuylkill and Shamokin. 

These congregations have thus 
far made their quotas on the aver- 
age. Marsh Creek holds the ban- 
ner thus far in Southern Pennsyl- 
vania having raised one hundred 
and fifty-two per cent, of its quota. 
The best record in Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania is held by the Schuylkill 
congregation with one hundred and 
sixty per cent, of its quota raised. 

If the remaining congregations 
contribute as the churches already 
solicited, Elizabethtown College 
will have a new birth into her 
rightful place among the other 
denominational colleges of our 
state. We will then have sufficient 
buildings, equipment, and endow- 
ment to compete with other 
standardized colleges. 

A brother remarked, "If the col- 
lege does not pay, turn the key." 
If we wanted to make money we 
would go to raising hogs. Our 
brother fails to see that a college 
with sixteen foreign missionaries 
from its ranks on the field does 
even PAY in time as well as in 

A sister in Franklin County 
hesitated in giving her quota. One 
half was what she proposed. The 
solicitor tried to show her the great 
good that could be accomplished 
by her donation, and finally she 
consented to give her quota saying, 
"This last year I gave more to the 
church than during any year, but 
it is also a fact that my chickens 
never laid better." 

One of our solicitors met a sis- 
ter in Lebanon County whose heart 
is in the Lord's work. After some 
parleying with the solicitors she 
finally said, "Well, I do want to see 
the faith of my church preached 
after I am gone, and I shall give 
you a donation now that I had in- 
tended to leave you in my will. 
Then I will know that you have it." 
How many more would better 
GIVE their thousands instead of 
LEAVING them? 

How often we hear, "O so many 
things have come around this 
year." But friends do you know 
that those who express themselves 
thus, are generally those who have 


given little to anything. Those who 
are contributing most to the en- 
dowment campaign are the very 
ones who gave liberally to other 
causes during the year. 

Several Aid Societies have al- 
ready placed themselves on the list 
of contributors. 

With ninety-five per cent, of the 
members contributing in every 
congregation it is no surprise to 
hear our brethren speak of OUR 
SCHOOL. We prefer this offering 
from practically every member so 
as to have a universal interest on 
the part of our members in the 

A washerwoman in Lancaster 
gave twenty-five dollars cash and 
wished she could do more. We 
might also state that her grand- 
daughter is preparing for the 
foreign field. O, for more sacri- 
ficing hearts! 

There is entirely too much of 
the spirit of the mistake made in 
the last line of a familiar hymn so 
as to read as follows: 

"Land MY safe on Canaan's 
shore." A prayer in accord with 
thousands of lives. 

We again quote an epitaph on a 
London tombstone: 

What I spent I had; 
What I saved I lost; 
What I gave I have. 

to those who have children be- 
cause they will get some benefit, 
and besides we do not know what 
we may need for ourselves. We 
have no children to care for us and 
Old Folks' Homes are expensive." 
And some who have children say, 
"Go to those who have no children 
because they can afford it better 
than we with our families, and they 
have no heirs." A little more 
prayer for today and less anxiety 
about tomorrow. 

How about this spirit? When 
Elder Jesse Ziegler, the first presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees, was 
about to give a good sum to the 
college he mentioned the fact to 
one of his sons and asked his 
opinion. The son replied, "Father, 
you scratched for your money, and 
we can do the same." 

A familiar question: "Do you 
think you can raise the money?" 
We no longer think it, we ARE 
raising it. 

And what about the Gibble 
Science Hall? Well, it is coming 
too. Bro. John Gibble, of Eliza- 
bethtown is doing much to place 
the building on the hill. Professor 
J. G. Meyer spent part of the sum- 
mer soliciting for this building 
fund. Brother Gibble reminds us 
continually," It will be done." 

Hold your Liberty Bonds for us 
and get credit for their face value. 

How strange! Some who have And Henry Ford is with us in 
no children tell the solicitor, "Go our campaign Thanks for the 



splendid work of our Board of 
Trustees. Considering the age of 
our school we are fortunate. 

By a strong united pull on the 
part of our former students and 
alumni, the Students Alumni Hall 
for married couples, will also be- 

come a reality. 

Miss Elizabeth Grosh, our ef- 
ficient office stenographer and 
bookkeeper, is kept quite busy 
handling our accounts in addition 
to other school duties. 

— R. W. S. 

Literary Notes 

An Autumn Day 

An autumn sun peeping over the 
distant hills presents a beautiful 
picture. The frost has been at work 
during the night, covering corn and 
grass. A cool invigorating air 
greets us. It is a joy, just to be 
alive in this world of freshness and 

The trees in the woodlands are 
a glow with color. Some trees 
have already lost their leaves while 
others are a beautiful shade of 
yellow or red. 

The garden flowers are very 
beautiful, too, the asters, marigolds 
and crysanthemums are in bloom. 
The vegetables and fruits are us- 
ually stored in the cellar for win- 
ter use. 

The boys have gathered many 
kinds of nuts, among them we find 
hickory, walnut and chestnuts. 

At the country school house the 
children can be seen busy at their 
lessons and during the noon hour 
they seem just as busy at play. 
They seem to enjoy the cool days 
of autumn, too. 

At the close of the autumn day, 
we have the most beautiful sun- 
sets of the whole year. As the sun 
nears the end of its circuit, its rays 
illuminate the whole sky with the 
most beautiful tints that nature 
can produce. In autumn we have 
perfect days. We can say with the 

"O suns, and skies and clouds of 

Count all your boasts together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour, 

October's bright blue weather." 

— M. O. 

The Beauties of Autumn 

Autumn is the time when nature 
is at her best, when she makes her 
last attempt to impress her beauty 
upon man, before entering upon 
the dreary season of winter. 

If one is up on some high point, 
where a large scope of land may 
be seen on all sides, the country 
looks like a large crazy patch- 
work quilt, with many different 
colors. Standing out prominently 
in this scene, are the corn fields. 


where the corn has been cut and 
put into shocks, giving the appear- 
ance of an Indian camp. Here and 
there are piles of golden corn and 
large yellow pumpkins. In the gar- 
dens are rows of cucumbers which 
have gotten ripe for seed, looking 
like so many nuggets of gold. 

As we approach the house, a 
profusion of colors is seen: red, 
yellow, purple, blue and white. 
When we get closer, we see the 
pink and yellow dahlias, purple as- 
ters, yellow marigolds, blue corn- 
flowers, and the orange nasturtiums, 
making the garden look like the 
habitation of the fairies. Along the 
fence rows and by the roadside 
are the wild flowers, asters and 
goiJen rod, which make autumn 
one of the most pleasant seasons. 

Looking at the woods from the 
distance, it has a light brown color, 
but upon closer investigation is 
found to be composed of many 
colors, the predominating one 
being red. We see the yellow and 
red of the maple, the dark red of 
the stately oak and the ivy, the 
lighter red of the dogwood and 
sassafras. All of these are inter- 
spersed by an evergreen here and 
there and occasionally another tree 
that is slow in changing color. 
About our feet we notice red ber- 
ries, the seed of Solomon's seal and 
tea and partridge berries. We re- 
vel in this beauty all about us and 
wish the season 

"When the frost is on the pumkin. 
And the fodder's in the shock" 
would be prolonged for our en- 

— E. Z. 

Scenery of Autumn 

What is more beautiful than a 
clear autumnal day! The air is 
crisp and sweet, the trees are gay 
and resplendent in color and off in 
the distance we see a wood and oh, 
the beauty of it! The trees form a 
scarlet and crimson haze, the 
mountains are the bluest blue and 
the sky is soft and fleecy. The 
orchards, fields, and vineyards are 
yielding their juicy fruits. 

We notice the cornfield : The 
shocks are standing in rows, the 
golden grain lies on the ground 
and the pumpkins are waiting to 
be gathered and made into de- 
licious pies. Everything seems so 
quiet and still, when out jumps a 
cunning rabbit and hurries away 
for fear of being eaught by the 

The flowers are not as numerous 
in autumn but perhaps they are 
more appreciated as they are so 
rare. Some of the flowers loved by 
everyone are the fringed gentian, 
golden rod, aster and chrysanthe- 
mums. How the water ripples and 
glimmers in the sunlight! It al- 
most seems as though it were talk- 

What is more beautiful than the 
close of an autumnal d^y, when all 
nature is at rest, and Mother Earth 
is illuminated as the great golden 
sun sinks in the western horizon, 
reflecting colors which cannot be 
described on paper. We are then 
made to think of the words in the 
book of books. "The Heavens de- 
clare the glory of God and the 
firmament showeth His handi- 

— F. M. S. 



Religious News 

We are living in an age in which 
every individual can throw his ef- 
forts into some great movement 
and be a vital factor in its progress. 
Life is so complex, people live so 
fast, and so many things happen. 
People are attempting big things 
and great results follow. 

In history each age has its great 
movements, events and heroes. 
These are recorded in books but 
are not the things by which the 
age is judged or known. It is the 
unconscious influence of an age by 
which it is judged; the unconscious 
influence of a life that tells most, 
and the unconscious influence of 
an educational institution that is 
most vital in the lives of those 
whom it touches. In our Christian 
schools we have activities for train- 
ing and inspiration which are 
necessary moulding factors. How- 
ever the greatest power lies in the 
atmosphere and spirit around the 

Life on College Hill is a big life 
and full of work. Going to -College 
means infinitely more than packing 
a trunk, leaving home and finding 
a room and books at the other end. 
We believe in training the whole 
being and therefore programs, so- 
cial functions, physical exercise, 
and religious activities are all 
fostered. But the biggest thing on 
College Hill is not taught nor can 
we convey it on paper for it must 
be caught. It is the result of all 
things worthwhile in books, in or- 
ganizations, and in character, the 

unconscious influence, a Christian 

The Student Volunteers or- 
ganized for the year with the fol- 
lowing officers elected: President, 
Ezra Wenger; Vice President, A. 
C. Baugher; Secretary, Sara C. 
Shisler; Asst. Secretary, L. Anna 
Schwenk ; Treasurer, Chester 
Royer; Chorister, Ephraim Meyer. 

A number of Volunteers who 
were away from school, teaching 
are back again. We have seven- 
teen members now, the largest 
number we have ever had at the 
beginning of the school year. All 
are eager and willing workers and 
by the Spirit's strength and guid- 
ance much service can be rendered. 

Mission study has been or- 
ganized for the Fall Term with a 
good enrollment. Instead of hav- 
ing the classes on Saturday even- 
ing as formerly, the work is of- 
fered as a regular study of the 
curriculum and the classes meet ev- 
ery Thursday at 3:00 P. M. 

Rev. Hassler, a returned mis- 
sionary from Africa favored us 
with a visit Setember the twenty- 
second and twenty-third. He was 
here last year and gave us helpful 
messages. Those of us who knew 
him were glad to welcome him 
back, and all appreciated his mes- 



On Sunday, September twenty- 
eight Prof. Ober spoke at the 
Children's Day at Bareville, Prof. 
Meyer preached at Ringold in the 
Antietam Congregation, and Prof. 
Nye gave the address at Children's 
Day in the Denver Church. 

Messrs. A. C. Baugher, Ezra 
Wenger, Ephraim Meyer and Ches- 
ter Royer spent the week-end of 
September twenty-seven and eight 
giving programmes in the Antie- 
tam congregation, Franklin county. 
The meetings were held in the 
Ringold, Waynesboro and Rouzer- 
ville churches. The following pro- 
gram was rendered at Waynesboro 
on Sunday morning: Character- 
istics of the Christian, Ephraim 
Meyer; Witnessing for Christ, A. 
C. Bangher; The Enlargement of 
our Horizon, Ezra Wenger; Special 
music was also given. 

"The great world's heart is aching, 

aching fiercely in the night. 
And God alone can heal it, and 
God alone give light; 
And the men to hear that mes- 
sage, and to speak the living 
Are you and I, my brothers, and 
the millions that have heard. 

Can we close our eyes to duty? 
Can we fold our hands at ease, 

While the gates of night stand open 
to the pathways of the seas? 
Can we shut up our compas- 
sions? Can we have our pray- 
ers unsaid, 
Till the lands which sin has 
blasted have been quenched 
from the dead?" 

We are always glad to have our 
missionaries on furlough, visit with 
us. It is a good opportunity to get 
acquainted with them and at the 
same time they always have help- 
ful messages. It was our privilege 
to have Dr. and Mrs. Wampler with 
us September thirty. A large 
audience greeted them in the Col- 
lege Chapel at 8:00 p. m. Dr. 
Wampler gave an illustrated lec- 
ture on the sanitary conditions of 
China and what the Christian 
doctors are doing to prevent and 
cure diseases. The pictures to- 
gether with an interesting explana- 
tion of each one made China's 
present conditions very real and 
her call to the Christian church, 
very loud. 

The origin and spread of di- 
seases and plaques in China is due 
to her ignorance about disease 
germs. The medical missionaries 
are doing a remarkable work by 
illustrated talks and other teaching 
in bringing about more healthful 
conditions, A number of slides em- 
phasized the need for sanitation in 
China. One picture showed a fruit 
stand on the side of a filthy street. 
Dust, flies, and even often a dis- 
eased vendor infect this food and 
the purchasers suffer. Then, too, 
other pictures showed the results 
of teaching and of medical skill. 
The slides were so arranged as to 
show the needs first, then the re- 
sults of work done among the 
Chinese, and ended with the 
picture of Shansi's doctors, six in 
number before Dr. Wampler left 
but only three there now to care 
for the millions in their territory. 
The need for doctors is very urgent 



but Dr. Wampler tells us that at 
present there is only one young 
man in Medical College in prepara- 
tion for the field and he has only 
begun his course. Each field needs 
one or more and only one is in 
sight now. 

Bro. Wampler's were also with 
us in Chapel the following morn- 
ing. Dr. Wampler in a forceful 
way presented China's need of 
workers according to the "different 
gifts" of men and women. Evan- 
gelists, educators, and doctors are 
most needed but mechanics, 
engineers, architects and business 
men are needed too. There is no 
need for an agricultural mission- 
ary in China now as the Chinese 

are good farmers and raise more 
per acre than the Americans do. 
But there is a present need for a 
business man to care for the 
finances and attend to the book- 
keeping work of the different sta- 
tions, and also to attend to the 
transportation of goods from the 
coast to the mission stations. 

The attitude of the government 
officials of Shansi is very encourag- 
ing. China's womanhood is ad- 
vancing. Everything foretells a 
great day for China in the near 
future if the Christian Church fol- 
lows the Son of Man as He goes 
forth to claim her for His kingdom. 

— S. C. S. 

School News 

Hurrah for Volley Ball! 

Miss Ziegler, in Rhetoric — The 
rabbits are below you. 

Miss Brubaker, in Rhetoric — 
What was the name of the "crick"? 

Quite a few students are en- 
rolled in the sewing course. 

Miss Martz thinks some people 
are a "Boone" to all mankind. 

Miss Esther Clapper visited her 
home in the Cumberland Valley. 

Miss Ruth G. Taylor was enter- 
tained by friends in Ephrata re- 

Miss Blanche E. Arbegast, of 
Mechanicsburg, visited recently on 
College Hill. 

Miss Kathryn Stauffer was 
visited by her parents on Saturday, 
September 27. 

Miss Myer in Reading, while 
speaking of a monotone — Get off 
and rattle it up. 

Miss Jessie Oellig motored to her 
home in Waynesboro recently with 
Prof. Meyer and family. 

Fringed gentians have appeared 
among us, making us realize that 
autumn is close at hand. 



Misses Laura Hershey and Eliza- 
beth Trimmer, of Lititz, spent a 
week-end at their homes recently. 

Miss Florence Moyer stopped off 
for a brief visit with us on her 
way to Manchester College, Ind. 

One evening the girls were play- 
ing base ball when Miss Fenninger 
remarked "Must we run to all four 

The trees will soon be putting on 
their fall dresses. We may then ex- 
pect some beautiful scenery in our 

We enjoyed Dr. Wampler's visit 
very much. May he have God's 
choicest blessings in his work in 

"How do you like the new hour 
program," is a common question on 
the hill these days. The answer 
usually is "Fine." 

A small barn owl was captured 
last evening on the third floor of 
Alpha Hall by Mr. Baugher. The 
owl will be given to the biology 

Oliver Zendt's studious nature 
was only revealed when he absent- 
mindedly walked into public 
speaking while studying his spell- 
ing lesson. 

we are always glad to welcome 
back old students. 

The work of the physical culture 
classes is largely out-door this 
term. Hikes, games, etc., take the 
place of the work in the gymna- 
sium. The students are grateful 
for the change. 

Before Mr. John Graham left for 
his work at Bethany, he gave some 
very splendid advice to the stu- 
dent-body at chapel exercises. We 
wish Mr. Graham much success in 
his new school home. 

Many of the students are taking 
advantage of the course in Mission 
Study. Credit is given for this the 
same as regular school work. This 
ought to mean much to the future 
missionary history of our church. 

We wonder who the obliging 
gentlemen were who so kindly car- 
ried the ice cream freezer to the 
basement on the night of the 
faculty reception. We imagine that 
Profs. Myer and Nye might be able 
to give us informaton on the above. 

Some of the French students are 
finding it rather difficult to acquire 
a good French account. The other 
day Monsieur Eckroth talked about 
'un liver (livre) and Miss Henning 
was heard to greet one of the 
gentlemen thus — "Oui, Madem- 
oiselle Baum." 

Rudolph Zeigler, a former stu- The tennis Courts are popular 
dent visited here over the week- places on these lovely Autumn 
end of September 20. Come again; days. Nearly all the students have 



joined the tennis association. A 
schedule for playing has been 
made out and much benefit is de- 
rived from the game. ^ 

Listen to what one of the poets 
has to say of Autumn: 
"A haze on the far horizon, 

The infinite, tender sky, 
The rich, ripe tints of the Cornfield, 

And the wild geese sailing high. 
And all over upland and lowland 

The charm of the golden rod. 
Some of us call it Autumn, 

And others call it God." 

A most enjoyable corn roast was 
tendered the students recently. 
They hiked to a school house a few 
miles from here. While there, they 
played games and when supper 
was announced no one needed to be 
urged to join in. Prof. Via was 
chief cook. He served us with 
roasted sweet potatoes, roasting 
ears, sandwiches and grapes. Ev- 
erybody had a very delightful 

Thursday evening, September 
25, a reception was tendered the 
students by the faculty in Music 
Hall. The students were presented 
to each member of the faculty. 
Music and conversation made the 
time pass pleasantly. The hall was 
beautifully decorated with vines. 
Dainty refreshments were served, 
after which the students said "bor- 
ne nuit." It goes without saying 
that every one had a good time. 

There is a fine spirit manifested 
by the students toward the literary 
society. Nearly every boarding stu- 
dent has joined and several day 
students. We would like to see one 
hundred per cent of the student- 
body, members of the literary so- 

Bro. Jacob Via, a brother to 
Prof. Via, conducted our chapel ex- 
ercises for us. His remarks were 
timely and well taken. 

— R. W. 
— E. M. A. 

Our School Departments 

Our Revised Schedule of Recitations 

Elizabethtown College has had a 
steady and healthy growth of nine- 
teen years and the dreams of the 
original founders as to the possi- 
bility of a "College" are gradually 
being realized. The school began 
to offer full College subjects about 
twelve years ago. Due to the high 
standards of work which the 
teachers required of advanced stu- 

dents, the students usually pursued 
three years of work here, and by 
transferring their credits, ceuld, by 
finishing the Senior Year's work in 
a recognized College, be gradu- 
ated in full standing from that in- 
stitution. The trustees perceiving 
that the psychological moment was 
at hand for putting forth strenuous 
efforts for endowing and fully 
standardizing the College, la«nch- 



ed this campaign at the opening of 
the year 1919. In harmony with 
this same movement of increasing 
the quality and effectiveness of the 
work of the school, two important 
changes were made at the opening 
of the present school year. The 
faculty voted to limit definitely the 
number of studies a student might 
pursue and to adopt a program of 
recitations each one hour in length. 

The number of studies per term 
for preparatory students is limited 
to six. This means about eighteen 
or twenty hours of recitation work 
per week. College students are 
limited to seventeen hours per 
week. The advantages of this 
scheme are obvious and may be 
briefly stated as follows : First, the 
student can do more thorough and 
effective work; Secondly, if stu- 
dents desire to transfer their cred- 
its to other recognized colleges, 
their units of credit will be more 
readily accepted. Thirdly, it as- 
sists in conserving the health of the 
student. Fourthly, it affords the 
student more time and opportunity 
to engage in other vital school 
functions; such as, physical recrea- 
tion, using the library, performing 
worthy literary society work, en- 
gaging in mission study and mis- 
sion work and participating in re- 
ligious activities. 

The advantages of the hour re- 
citation period accrue chiefly to 
our Pedagogical and Classical stu- 
dents. While there may be a 
pedagogical disadvantage in hav- 
ing hour recitations for the younger 
preparatory students who are pur- 
suing subjects which require con- 

siderable drill the teacher at his 
option may still meet his students 
four and five times per week and 
may adjust the work to secure the 
greatest advantages. 

One of the leading advantages of 
the hour recitation is that since all 
college credits are reckoned in 
terms of hours, it greatly facilitates 
this work. Furthermore, if a stu- 
dent desires to transfer credits to 
other schools the comparison of 
systems and courses is more readily 

Secondly since effective college 
work requires considerable library 
research work and laboratory 
work, the hour plan gives the stu- 
dent ample time for preparation. 
He recites fewer times in a week; 
hence his preparation period for 
the single session is lengthened and 
is also more continuous. He can 
therefore prepare more intensively 
and more extensively. It is as- 
sumed that the young man and 
woman in College devotes at least 
twice as much time in the prepara- 
tion and assimilation of a single 
lesson as the time of his actual 
recitation period calls for. 

Thirdly, the hour plan gives a 
longer period in a single session for 
intensive teaching. A forty-minute 
period, allowing a certain number 
of minutes for the students to pass 
between classrooms, affords a 
rather short space of time for en- 
larging upon an important or tech- 
nical subject under consideration. 
It gives more time for the review 
of previous lessons, for the pre- 
sentation of the new lesson and for 
a preview of the following assign- 



On the whole, the limited pro- 
gram of studies and the hour plan 
of recitations combined with thor- 
ough application and persistent ef- 
fort on the part of the student will 
result in greater efficiency on the 
part of the student and of the 
school as has been determined by 
an actual test. The new hour 
schedule has now been in effect 
about three weeks. A practical 
test of the efficiency of the work 
under the new regime was con- 
ducted by two of the professors. 
Some very valuable information 
was obtained by it. 

The following are some of the 
generalizations that were derived : 
It was shown that under the new 
regime 55 per cent, of the students 
study more, all told, while 42 per 
cent, study about the same amount. 
In comparing the hour recitation 
with the forty-five minute recitation 
plan it was found that 88 per cent, 
preferred the former to the latter, 
9 per cent, had no preference and 
only 3 per cent, preferred the lat- 
ter to the former. As to leisure 50 
per cent of the students thought 
they had more under the new plan 
while 40 per cent thought they had 
about the same amount. 

Of all the answers given, 82 per 
cent, incorporated the idea that 
greater actual results were being 
accomplished under the new 
schedule. The following are some 
of the typical reasons given by the 
students themselves for this con- 
clusion: The study period was not 
intercepted so frequently; more 
work can be accomplished during 
the class recitation period; since 

the period is longer more benefit 
can be derived from the lesson; 
there is more time for outside 
study; there is more time to pre- 
pare the lesson, even though it is 
longer; there is, more time to stick 
to the work, since a task begun can 
be finished by uninterrupted ef- 
fort; there is more time for work 
in the Library; since there are not 
so many interruptions, the time can 
be better conserved, that is, a con- 
tinuous period of reasonable length 
in study insures greater results 
than an aggregate of shorter 
periods; the work may be accom- 
plished more easily; that is, by the 
expenditure of less energy for the 
same amount of work ; the student 
can concentrate better; by spend- 
ing more time on one lesson, each 
lesson becomes a more complete 
unit of thought. This brief sum- 
mary of answers seems to justify 
fully the continuation of the new 

A number of new courses are of- 
fered during the fall term, to be 
followed by a number of other new 
Courses in the Winter and Spring 
Terms. In Education a new course 
is offered in Observation and Re- 
ports to students who have never 
taught. All such students will ob- 
serve recitations in the town 
schools and in nearby country 
schools. They will be required to 
bring written reports and con- 
structive criticisms of recitations 

In Religious Education the 
courses in Teacher-Training and 
Missions are receiving greater em- 
pkasis and hence greater recogni- 
tion. The First Course in Teacher- 



Training to be followed by the 
Second Course in the Winter Term 
are offered on a higher basis of 
thoroughness so that students can 
present these credits toward the 
completion of all our preparatory 
Courses including the Pedagogical 
Courses. Courses in Missions are 
given for Preparatory and College 
Credit. There are tv^o grades of 
Mission Study for Preparatory 
Credit — an introductory and an ad- 
vanced Course. A College Course 
in Mission Study is also offered. 
An advanced Course in the Book of 
Matthew is offered for College 
Credit in Bible Study. 

In College Work in History a new 
Course is offered in Medieval Euro- 
pean History based chiefly on Dr. 
Lynn Thorndike's text. This text 
is supplemented principally by 
Robinson's Readings in European 
History, Volume I. References are 
also given in the texts of Emerson, 
Adams, Bryce, Harding and other 
authorities on the Middle Ages. 
The members of the class are also 
required to read biographies and 
classics of this period and present 
written reports and constructive 
criticisms upon them. Throughout 
the course the moral, social, in- 
dustrial, cultural as well as the 
political aspects of the subject are 
emphasized. Special attention is 
also given to the contributions of 
medieval peoples and institutions 
to our modern development. 

In Social Science new courses 
are offered in social Psychology 
and Economics. The course in So- 
cial Psychology is based chiefly on 

Ross' text supplemented by class 
reports on assigned psychological 
questions. This course deals with 
the psychic factors in human so- 
ciety. It studies the various forms 
of association; the need of social 
coordination and control ; the part 
played by instinct, feeling, intel- 
lect, imitation, sympathy ; the na- 
ture of the social mind, social con- 
sciousness, public opinion and 
popular will; the phenomena of 
mob mind, custom, conventionality, 
fashion, social suggestion and valu- 
ation ; law and belief as means of 
social control ; the genesis and 
maintenance of the ethical ele- 
ments in social control. This course 
is to-be followed by a new course 
in Educational Sociology in the 
Winter Term and a new course in 
Rural Sociology in the Spring 

The Course in Economics is based 
chiefly on Bullock's Introduction to 
the Study of Economics, supple- 
mented by collateral readings in 
Bullock's Select Readings in Eco- 
nomics, Seager's Principles of Eco- 
nomics and Turner's IntroductiDn 
to Econo-mics, This is an ' intro- 
ductory course designed for the 
needs of the general student. A 
rapid survey of the Economic His- 
tory of the United States is given. 
A comprehensive study is made of 
our American system of produc- 
tion, transportation, exchange and 
consumption of economic goods. 
Questions of national and inter- 
national finance and the leading 
economic problems of the present 
day will be discussed. 

— H. H. N. 



Society Notes 

The meetings of the Keystone 
Literary Society are very interest- 
ing and well attended. Twenty- 
nine new members joined the So- 
ciety at our first public meeting. 
It is interesting to note that the 
same number were admitted at the 
first meeting in the fall of 1918. 

We bid welcome to these new 
students and hope they will take 
advantage of their new opportuni- 
ties and enjoy the work of the So- 

The following is a record of the 
programs rendered during the first 
month of this school year: 

Regular Program, Sept. 5, 1919 

Song, Star Spangled Banner, So- 
ciety; Discussion, Why I Belong to 
the Keystone Literary Society, 
Ephraim Meyer, Eva Arbegast, 
Clarence Sollenberger, A. C. 
Baugher, M. Ada Douty; Paper, 
Life of Beethoven, written by Mary 
Bixler, Sarah Royer; Music, The 
Last Hope, Victrola; Recitation, 
The Charge on Old Hundred, Mary 
Henning; Music, The Land of the 
Sky, blue Water, Victrola. 

Regular Program, Sept. 12, 1919 

Music, O Columbia, Society; 
Reading, A School of Early Days, 
Oliver Zendt; Essay, Physical Edu- 
cation in Our Colleges, Daniel 
Baum; Piano Solo, When the 
Lights are Low, Anna Enterline; 
Address, Prof. H. H. Nye; Recita- 
tion, The Best Cow in Peril, Flor- 
ence Shenk. 

Bird Program, Sept. 19, 1919 

Music, Society; Reading, To a 
Waterfowl, Raymond Wenger; 
Talk, My Favorite Bird, Daniel 
Myers; Reading, To a Bobolink, 
Elizabeth Trimmer; Music, Girls' 
Sextette, Wood Bird; Bird Quizz, 
Supera Martz; Reading, To a Sky- 
lark, Mildred Baer; Talk, My 
Favorite Bird, L. Anna Schwenk 
substituting for Ella Booz. 

Private Meeting, Sept. 27, 1919 

The following officers were 
elected to serve during the month 
of October: President, Mildred 
Baer; Vice President, Paul Weng- 
er; Secretary, Stanley Ober; Treas- 
urer, Daniel Myers; Chorister, 
Emma Ziegler; Critic, Prof. H. A. 

Alumni Notes 

Autumn is the great school time Gertrude Miller, B.E., '12; Mary 

of the year, the time when many Hershey, Pd.B., '15; Owen Her- 

faces turn toward the goal of ^^^^^ p^^p^ ,^5. j^^^ Hershey, 
learnmg. The followmg alumni 

were welcome guests on College ^^^P" '1^' Henry Hershey, Prep., 

Hill recently; Inez Byers, B.E., '17; '17; and John Graham, Pd.B., '17. 



"God took the fragrance of myriad 

The soul of the morning, the shade 
of the bowers. 
He plucked from the sunset the 

the line of its shading, 
The song from the brook and the 
bird's serenading; 
God took the quiet and peace of 

the fountain, 
The truth of the hills and the 
strength of the mountains. 
He bound them in faith that will 

ne'er break nor perish, 
And gave them to us in the 
friends that we cherish." 

The following persons who 
were students at the College last 
year are teaching in the public 
schools of Lancaster, Lebanon and 
Montgomery counties : Marie 
Myers, Hattie Eberly, Elizabeth 
Gibbel, Emma Zook, Kathryn Zug, 
Fanny Brubaker, Sallie Royer, 
Esther Hull, Mary Sloat, Martha 
Oberholtzer, Minerva Rettew, 
Edith Arnold, Jennie Shope, 
Nathan Meyer, Bertha Price, I. W. 
Taylor, Jr., Ruth Bucher, Minnie 
Myer and Rudolph Zeigler. Ac- 
cording to reports they are enjoy- 
ing their work. 

Although the force which has 
recently represented E. C. in the 
public schools of our land has been 
depleted by Cupids wooing and the 
lure of further pedagogical train- 
ing, the following are following 
their chosen profession: Lillian 
B«cker, B.E., '14; Isaac Kreider, 
A.B., '11, Denver, Pa.; Jacob 
Myers, A.B., Pd.B., '11, Hanover. 
Pa.; J. D. Reber, A.B., '14, Erie, 

Pa.; L. D. Rose, A.B., Pd.B., '10, 
Uniontown, Pa.; Amos Geib, A.B., 
Pd.B., '09, Klar, Pa.; E. Merton 
Crouthamel, A.B., Prep., '11; But- 
ler, Pa.; Scott Smith, A.B., '17, 
Nesquehoning, Pa. ; Rebekah 
Shaefer, A.B., Pd.B., '13, Ephrata, 

In addition to the twelve mem- 
bers of our present faculty, we are 
represented in the schools of high- 
er education by C. L. Martin, A.B., 
Pd.B., '13, at Mercersburg, Pa.; 
Gertrude Miller, B.E., '12, at Ma- 
pherson, Kansas, and Luella Fogel- 
sanger, Pd.B., '06, at Juniata Col- 
lege, Pa. 

A number of our Alumni have 
turned their faces towards other 
institutions of learning for further 
work. The list the editor has at 
hand includes the following names: 
John Kuhns, B.E., '14, Franklin & 
Marshall, Lancaster, Pa. ; Florence 
Moyer, Sara Beahm and John Her- 
shey. Prep., '16, will attend North 
Manchester College, Ind.; Inez 
Byers, B.E., '17, Anna Wolgemuth, 
Bus., '08 and John Graham, Pd.B., 
'17 will attend Bethany Bible 
School, Chicago, 111.; Anna Ruth 
Eshleman, Prep., '17, is attending 
Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.; 
Owen Hershey, Prep., '15, is plan- 
ning to complete the Classical 
Course at University of Pennsyl- 
vania this year. 

The editor desires information 
concerning the Khaki lads who 
have been transferred to civilian 
life. I know you will respond. 
Thank you! 

— E. B. 




W. S. SMITH, President PETER N. RUTT, Vice Pres. 




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Volume XVI 

Number 2 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor L. Anna Schwenk 

School News Contributors \ ^ * i ttt 

[ Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

Our College Times is published month y during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1919, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 


In This Issue 

The Alumni Editor presents this 
month an account of the men and 
women who have gone from Eliza- 
bethtown College to labor in the 
various mission fields of the world. 
The number is not large but it 
represents, in a tangible way, some 
of the fruits of the labors of those 
who have given of their time and 

effort to Elizabethtown College 
during the past twenty years. 

The new viewpoint in education 
is presented in the Departmental 
Editor's column. Socialization is a 
comparatively new word in educa- 
tion ; the idea itself was incorpor- 
ated into the teachings of Jesus al- 
most two thousand years ago. 
Gradually, but slowly, the world is 


coming to recognize the validity of 
Christian ideals. 

We are planning to present each 
month a contribution from some 
one of our school departments. 
Last month a general outlook of the 
year's work was presented; this 
month we hear from the Peda- 
gogical Department. Other depart- 
ments, to be heard from later, are 
the Natural Science, Physical 
Sciences, Mathematics, Bible, Lan- 
guages, etc. We hope thus to give 
you some idea of the work done in 
our classrooms. 

Missionary Visits 

Our school is proud of the dozen 
and more Missionaries whch have 
gone from here to the Foreign Mis- 
son Field, to say nothing of the 
scores of Mission workers at home. 

The very fact that so many of 
our Alumni are filling such places 
of service serves as a constant driv- 
ing force to those here at school. 
To the teachers it gives renewed 
energy and determination to give 
of their best to the students. To 
the students it serves as a challenge 
to overcome all barriers and pre- 
pare more thoroughly for larger 

But when those who have been 
in actual service abroad, come 
back and bring to us a report of 
what they have done and how they 
are being used of the Lord, it means 
ever so much more. These Mis- 
sionaries tell us in their simple way 
how Elizabethtown College has 
really served them. To them the 
motto, "Educate for service," is no 

longer a mere mott», printed uport 
the chapel wall, but it has become 
part of their own experience. They 
have lived it. They know what it 
means to use their education for 
service. They realize that the 
vitalizing factor in education is not 
so much in itself as in the end for 
which it is used. 

More than this, the Missionary 
visitors prove to us that the other 
ideals for which we stand are also 
practical and can be applied in any 
part of the world. They have dis- 
eminated this spirit in every lo- 
cality in which they have lived and 
worked. Of course when the visit- 
ors come they give us interesting 
accounts of travel, etc., but the 
most important part is their own 
personal testimonial for the school. 
Were it not for these things we 
would lose faith in our ideals and 
principles. But now we know they 
are true. We know they are prac- 
tical. They have been tried. 

Why a Church College? 

In a recent number of this 
periodical we tried to show that 
our school is inseparably bound up 
Math our Church and its welfare, 
and we suggested that the aims of 
Christian education, as held by our 
Church leaders, could better be 
realized at Elizabethtown than at 
other schools. 

Suppose, twenty-five years ago, 
two boys had been taken in their 
i: 'fancy from the same home and 
placed, the one into an English, tlic^ 
other into a German home. And 
suppose that they had studied the 


same things at school, for the same 
length of time and with equal 
thoroughness, so far as possible. 
Regardless of this attempt at 
similarity in the content of their 
training, one of those boys would 
have grown up to be an English- 
man, the other a German — enemies, 
perchance, seeking each other's life 
in a cause which he. considered 

If we analyze this result we find 
that the outcome of an education 
depends not alone upon the sub- 
jects taught. Our courses afford 
the same amount of mathematics, 
science, history, languages, etc., as 
the standards of schools of similar 
standing require. Yet we expect 
the students who study these sub- 
jects at our school to become dif- 
ferent men and women than if they 
took the same work elsewhere. The 
fact is that the value of school- 
training depends to a very large ex- 
tent upon the interpretation put 
upon the subjects learned and upon 
the environment under which the 
student lives. 

Occasionally, we hear of schools 
which hold the reputation for being 
centers of unbelief and atheism. 
The source of such an influence is 

the teacher. His personality, his 
influence are most potent in the life 
of the student. The teacher is one 
factor of the student's environment. 
Other factors, such as companions^ 
forms of recreation, physical sur- 
roundings, religious atmosphere, 
etc, etc. have their influence as 
well. All these must be considered 
in the selection of a school when 
the welfare of our youth is at stake. 
Now, no school is quite so well 
prepared to furnish the environ- 
ment desired by the people of our 
Church as a school where the at- 
mosphere is that of the Church 
of the Brethren and where the sur- 
roundings are in keeping "with the 
standards of our Church. Our 
young people deserve an education 
and they deserve the best to be had. 
They have been reared in homes 
where temperate living is the rule ; 
consequently they possess sound 
bodies which form the basis for 
well-trained minds. The best is 
none too good for them. May 
those who have the welfare of the 
Church of the Brethren at heart 
strive to make Elizabethtown Col- 
lege the best college in this com- 
munity and thus provide for their 
children the best possible means of 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

The solicitors encountered rainy 
weather and bad roads during the 
past few weeks. Twelve congre- 
gations in Southern Pennsylvania 
and eleven in Eastern Pennsylvania 

are now solicited. These congre- 
gations represent a total member- 
ship of 4045. This is one-third of 
the total memership of the two dis- 
tricts. All the mission points of the 


two state districts are canvassed. 
A few congregations have fallen 
below their quota. This means that 
a united effort is needed on the 
part of our congregations to stand- 
ardize Elizabethtown College. 

Six congregations have gone 
over the top in their contributions 
and thus the average has very 
nearly been kept. If the remain- 
ing congregations give their sup- 
port like the first twenty-three we 
shall attain the goal and have an 
institution on College Hill of which 
our two state districts may justly 
be DFoud. 

Elder G. N. Falkenstein and Pro- 
fessor R. W. Schlosser made a fly- 
ing tour in the college Ford through 
Perry and Mt. Olivet congregations 
in Perry county. Elders C. H. 
Steerman and W. H. Miller served 
as pilots and proved to be splendid 
helpers in the work. 'Several hun- 
dred miles were covered on this 
trip. These churches are under the 
direction of the District Mission 
Board, and are enthusiastic in the 
Lord's work. They subscribed a 
larger percentage of their quota 
than several of the large churches 

The ink supply of a solicitor's 
pen gave out while at work in the 
Upper Cumberland church. The 
solicitor had the promise of a 
pledge for one hundred dollars but 
there was no ink in the house, no 
indelible pencil, and no one had 
even an ordinary lead pencil. What 
was to be done? The solicitor final- 
ly procured the family shoe polish 

bottle, dipped his pen into it, and 
filled out the pledge. Thus one 
signature to a note is in shoe polish. 

One week was spent in the Min- 
go congregation. The roads were 
very slippery but the homes of all 
the members were reached. This 
congregation nearly reached its 
quota. With a few subscriptions 
that are not in yet, the quota may 
be reached. This congregation 
turned in more subscriptions to the 
Student-Alumni fund than any 
other church canvassed thus far. 

The solicitors visited in the home 
of Bro. Nathan Hoffman, in Potts- 
town, Pa. It was here that those 
interested in the locating of the 
College at the time it was being 
founded, met and considered Potts- 
town as a probable site for the 

One of the first professors of the 
college was Bro. J. A. Seese. He is 
now living near Parkerford. He is 
still interested in Elizabethtown 
College and gave a nice sum to- 
ward the standardizing of the 

While in this neighborhood the 
homes of two pastors were visited 
in the interests of our Student Al- 
umni fund. Bro. A. M. Dixon and 
^"ife of Parkerford were surprised 
on seeing one of their schoolmates 
call late one rainy evening. The 
neyt evening a call was mad^ at 
tie home of Bro. E. G. Diehm and 
'v.'fe in Royersford. Both of these 
f.oi<ples were former students of 
Elizabetthown College. They gave 


us their hearty co-operation in the 
enlarging of the scope of our ar 
tivities and wished us God speed 
in our work. 

The solicitors attended the Dis- 
crict Meeting of Southern Pennsyl 
•; nia held at Mechanicsburg, Cun> 
berland County. The delegate 
body was gratified in learning that 
the endowment campaign was suc- 
ceeding. Reports were given by 
Elder S. H. Hertzler, President of 
the Board of Trustees; by Elder L 
W. Taylor, Treasurer of the Col- 
lege ; and by Professor R. W. 
Schlosser, chairman of the Endow- 
ment Campaign. 

The Gibble Building fund is in- 
creasing but a united effort on the 
part of all the Gibble clan is neces- 
sary to place the Gibble' Science 
Hall on College Hill. About thir- 
teen hundred dollars was sub- 
scribed toward this fund in the 
Upper Cumberland congregation. 

The solicitors are pleased to re- 
port that nearly every home in the 
Upper Cumberland congregation 
subscribed. A number of students 
next year will hail from the vi- 
cinity of Huntsdale and Newville. 

Elder S. M. Stouffer very ably 
managed the work for this congre- 
gation, thus saving much time for 
the solicitors. Brethren Adam 
Basehore, Harry Sheaffer and John 
Gayman assisted nobly in the work. 
They kept us going, never stopping 
for rain or mud. 

Mohler house near Ephrata and 
solicit in the Spring Grove congre- 
gation immediately following the 
meeting. Then the remainder of 
November will be spent in the In- 
dian Creek, Springfield and Hat- 
field churches. 

This present campaign is a chal- 
lenge to the Church of the Brethren 
of Eastern and Southern Pennsyl- 
vania. We have one-ninth of the 
entire Brotherhood in these two 
districts. We have patrons enough, 
students enough, and money 
enough to have a first-class college 
on College Hill. Other denomina- 
tions have efficient schools to pre- 
pare young men and women for 
leadership. We can also have a 
standardized school if we WILL. 
Sacrifice on the part of every mem- 
ber will bring the end sought. 

If our church is to grow she 
must have a consecrated and train- 
ed leadership. Ninety-two per- 
cent of the ministers, missionaries, 
ard other Christian workers of 
other churches come out of the 
C hr'?tian College. Our college is 
needed to discover and enlist our 
young people to a life of conserva- 
tion. If the Church of the Brethren 
is to have a future she must edu- 
cate her young people. If the 
Church of the Brethren is to main- 
ta'P the teachings of the Lord, if 
sh • is to contend for the apostolic 
faith, she must educate her chil- 
dren under the influences of a 


The solicitors are planning to at- "To properly plant and nourish a 
tend the Ministerial Meeting at the Christian College is one of the high- 



est privileges of Christian men and 
women. If blessed is the man who 
plants a tree, then a hundred-fold 
more blessed is he that planteth a 
College, for there is no soil so pro- 
ductive as mind, and no seeds as 
fruitful as ideas. He who wishes to 
do the greatest possible good, and 
for the longest possible time, should 
nourish the fountains of learning, 
and help thirsting youth to the 

"Beating hearts are better than 
granite monuments." 

"A Christian college is the 
strategic point of effort for the 
Christian church. There you are 

dealing with the creative forces 
that make the future." 

"The outstanding function of the 
Christian College is the FREEDOM 
to teach RELIGION." 

— W. O. Thompson. 
"To secure trained LEADER- 
SHIP is the object of transcendent, 
urgent and world-wide concern." 

— John R. Mott. 
"The breath of its school chil- 
dren is the salvation of a nation." 

— Talmud. 

The world has yet to learn what 

can be done through education by 

colleges that are so fundamentally 

Christian as Elizabethtown College. 

— R. W. S. 

Literary Notes 

Autumn Touches in American 

"Ay, thou art welcome, heaven's 

delicious breath! 
When woods begin to wear the 

crimson leaf. 
And suns grow meek, and the 

meek suns grow brief. 
And the year £:riiiles as it draws 

near its death. 
Wind of the sunny south! Oh, 

still delay 
In the gay woods and in the 

golden air." 

This is our nature poet's welcome 
to autumn. He also says, "The 
spoils of the forest are beautiful, 
spotting the grassy hillocks with 
colors of purple, gold and red." 

There are many beautiful flowers 
in autumn, such as the golden-rod, 
which Bishop Quayle, a native 
lover, says, "certain I am, that the 
autumn flowers riot in yellow hues. 
The autumn flowers seem never to 
forget a syllable of sunlight any- 
more than love forgets a syllable of 
wooing; and in the Fall blooming 
they rehearse all they have heard. 
So the sunflowers and black-eyed 
Susans and the golden-rod save up 
and rehearse the sunhine of the 
year. Bless them for their ten- 
acious memories." 

The Fringed Gentian is the fav- 
orite flower, which Bryant says, "is 
bright with the dew of autumn and 
the color is of the heavens own 
blue. Its sweet quiet eye looks 


through the fringes to the sky so 
that it seems as if the flower has 
dropped from the blue sky." 
Autumn is the time to gather 

Which redden in the August noon, 
And drop, when gentle airs come 

That fan the blue September sky, 
While children come, with cries of 
And seek them where the fra- 
grant grass 
Betrays their bed to those who 
At the foot of the apple tree." 
George Arnold says, 

"At eve cool shadows fall. 
Across the garden wall 
And on the clustered grapes to pur- 
ple turning. 
And the pearly vapors lie 
Along the eastern sky, 
Where the broad harvest moon is 
redly looming." 
Autumn affords us many pleas- 
ures, such as the corn schocking 
and apple bees, where both young 
and old meet together. We must 
not neglect to mention that this is 
the time for nutting, the time as 
Helen Hunt Jackson says, 
"When chestnuts fall from Satin 

Without a sound of warning. 

"Autumn is the time of the year 
when summer tresses of green are 
shed. The woods have put on their 
glory. The mountains unfold into a 
beautiful colored landscape. The 
giant kingly oaks are robed in pur- 
ple and gold. Every leaf is splashed 
with splendor. October brings a 
touch of early frost and the trees 
glow with jewels.' 

Little wonder, that Byrant has 
spoken so beautifully, 
"Ah! 'twere a lot too blessed 
Forever in thy colored shades to 

Amid the kisses of the soft south- 
To rove and dream for aye." 
The hope of spring is hid in autumn. 
"The leaves are swept from the 

But the living buds are there. 
With folded flowers and foliage, 
To sprout in a kinder air." 

— E. K. 

The Boy's Program 

This program was rendered in 
Music Hall on Saturday evening, 
Ocober 18. The stage was arranged 
to represent a corn field. Along the 
front edge of the stage a worm 
fence was built. This was over- 
grown by wild honeysuckle and 
poison ivy. To the left of the stage 
was a large shock of husked corn. 
On the wall behind the stage, 
branches of green and red leaves 
were hung. This made a very beau- 
tiful background. It seemed as 
though we were looking at the 
trees from a distance, through the 
haze. In the middle of the stage 
was a shock of unhusked corn with 
a pile of corn beside it. All over 
the floor were scattered leaves and 
here and there was a dying pump- 
kin stalk with several pumpkins. A 
very unique feature was the "No 
Trespassing" sign on th« fence. 
This sign was removed when the 
program began and the announce- 
ment of the different members ap- 



peared on cards. To the left of 
audience a large welcome sign was 
placed. To the right of the audi- 
ence a few fall scenes were 
sketched on the board. The one 
showed people picking up apples 
while the other pictured a house 
and barn or home scene. The walls 
were tastefully decorated with 
corn stalks, while the lights were 
decorated with yellow leaves. This 
caused a mellow light to fall upon 
the scene making a reality of the 
depicted scene. 

At eight o'clock the program be- 
gan. The program was along agri- 

cultural lines. Each participant 
was dressed in farmer style. An 
address of welcome was given by 
Ezra Wenger in which he set forth 
the aim of the program. He said 
that it was intended to give the 
people a larger concept of farming 
and farm life. The selections by 
the quartet were suitable. The 
original dialogue by Messrs. Sollen- 
berger and Markey was very sug- 
gestive of farm life. 

Judging by the response of the 
audience the program was a suc- 

— R. W. 

Religious News 

Miss Sara Replogle, an alumna, 
recently spent several days on Col- 
lege Hill visiting her friends, for- 
mer school associates and teachers. 
On Tuesday, October the seventh 
she conducted our chapel exercises, 
after which she delivered her fare- 
well message to the student body 
and faculty. In her inspiring and 
whole-hearted talk she impressed 
us with the idea that we should 
not be satisfied with anything less 
than a maximum education, well 
rounded and well grounded. We 
cannot obtain too much Christian 
education, for the more we receive 
the more will be expected of us. 
The world today demands a thor- 
ough preparation. Therefore be 
not in haste to discontinue your 
school life, but rather make use of 
every opportunity and remain in 
school as long as you possibly can. 

or at least be sure to have a mar- 
gin to fall back upon. 

Who can tell how many souls 
her message inspired to make thor- 
ough preparation so that they may 
be of the greatest Christian service. 
We wish her God's speed in her 
most worthy calling of spreading 
the Master's message in the hearts 
of our unsaved brothers in India. 

On the evening of the tenth of 
October Mr. and Mrs. William 
Glasmire were given a farewell re- 
ception in Music Hall. The social 
committee had arranged the hall 
k^ery artistically for the occasion. 
Professor Ober, as chairman of the 
gathering, introduced to the stu- 
dent body Mr. and Mrs. Glasmire 
as former faculty members and 
now missionaries for Denmark. 
They are the fiirst alumni who leave 



Elizabethtown College as mission- 
aries and as man and wife. 

Mrs. Glasmire renewed our ap- 
preciation for the opportunity of 
attending a Christian college. It 
was here that she found her 
Saviour. It was here that she be- 
gan to give Him faithful service in 
Church and Sunday School and 
wherever she was needed. Is it any 
wonder that He was pleased to call 
her into greater service in Den- 

Mr. Glasmire, in his pleasing but 
forceful way, encouraged us to de- 
termine to cling to every task un- 
til it is finished. He said the world 
will either accept you as a worthy 
citizen or reject you as worthless in 
solving the largest problems of life 
and as a holder of any responsible 
position. Then, too, you must play 
fair every day, i. e., do unto others 
as you would have them do unto 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Glasmire are 
musicians and we believe that they 
will sing many souls to heaven. 
May their lives and words bring 
many unsaved Danish brothers to 
accept your Christ and my Christ. 

The Student Volunteers render- 
ed the following service on Satur- 

day evening, November the first, in 
the Mingo church, Montgomery 
County. "The Providential Prepa- 
ration of the World to Hear Christ" 
was discussed by Ezra Wenger. 
Miss Ada Douty spoke on, "The 
Deepening of the Spiritual Life." 
These discussions w^re followed by 
a talk, "The Propagation of the 
Faith," by David Markey. The last 
feature was a discussion "Our 
Present and Future," by Miss Sara 

On Sunday morning, November 
i.he second ,they attended the In- 
c:ian Creek church, where they 
l.articipated in a missionaiy pr> 
j^ram. Miss Shisler spoke on, "The 
Religion of Daily Life." Mr. 
Markey spoke of, "World Facts." 
Mr. Wenger defined, "Our Part in 
the Forward Movement." 

On Sunday afternoon they took 
part in a temperance program at 
the above named place. Miss 
Douty gave a reading, "The Boy 
with the Loaves." Mr. Markey 
spoke to the children, especially. 
Five minute talks on, "Temperance 
Reforms" were given in which Miss 
Shisler participated. The conclud- 
ing number was an address, "Meet- 
ing Temptation" by Mr. Wenger. 

— E. G. M. 

School News 

Miss Fogelsanger spent a week- 
end at her home in the Cumberland 
Valley recently. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Keeney 
visited their son, Walter, on Fri- 

day October 10. 

Who are the best apple pickers 
on the hill? Messrs. Zook and 
Zendt, nicht war? 



Miss Shisler, in the Dining Room, 
"I was working and did not get 
anything accomplished." 

Miss Anna Brubaker visited her 
sister, Miss Edna Brubaker, of the 
faculty, over Halloween. 

Miss Lottie Nies, of Lititz, Pa., 
was among the out of town guests 
at the Halloween party. 

One evening, shortly after the 
musicale. Miss Hannah Sherman 
was heard singing, **Zum, Zum, 
Zum, Zook, ook, Zum." 

It gives us great satisfaction to 
see our friends from town at our 
literary society programs. Come 
again, and bring others along. 

The faculty saw fit to grant Mr. 
David H. Markey permanent social 
privileges at the beginning of this 
fall term. Lucky, Lucky, Davy! 

Mr. Ekroth in Zoology, when 
asked what is meant by metamor- 
phosis; "Metamorphosis are the es- 
sential parts of an animal's life." 

How many new subscribers have 
you gotten for "Our College 
Times?" Everybody ought to sup- 
port the school paper and thus 
make it really worth while. 

In philosophy class Prof. Myer 
was looking at some papers with 
student's initials on them. Said he, 
"Who is M. A. D.?" 
Miss Douty — "I am." 
L. Myer— "What about?" 

Mr. Samuel King, an alumnus 
and Messrs. John Herr and John 
Sherman, former students, visited 
here over the week-end of October 
18. They were here for the boys' 
program. Their short stay was en- 
joyed by us. 

Prof. Meyer, Messrs. Wenger, 
Baugher and Meyer attended a 
lecture in Lebanon, on Oct. 23. The 
lecture was given by Congressman 
Fess. Mr. E. Wenger gave a short 
report of the lecture in Chapel the 
following morning. 

Miss Ruth Taylor very delight- 
fully entertained some of the girls 
on her birthday. Games, a con- 
test and above all, "eats" were on 
the program of the evening. When 
the last bell rang we went home 
feeling that it was good to have 
been there. 

Miss Helen G. Oellig who visited 
here recently gave us something to 
think about when she told us in 
Chapel that the destiny of our Col- 
lege and in a measure the destiny 
of our church depends on us as stu- 
dents. It ought to make each one 
of us more keen to help bear that 

We were quite sorry that one of 
our staff, Miss Anna Schwenk, be- 
came ill with appendicitis. She 
was taken to the Joseph Price hos- 
pital in Philadelphia, where she 
was operated upon. At this writ- 
ing her condition is very much im- 
proved and all her friends wish 
her a speedy return to health. Her 



editorial work has been assumed 
by Miss Ada G. Young. 

The first number of our lecture 
course was held in Market House 
Hall on October 29. It was an un- 
qualified success. The Welsh male 
quartette is a musical organization 
of high merit and each number of 
their program was enthusiastically 
received by the large audience. 
"Believe me if all Those Endearing 
Young Charms," "Whispering 
Hope," and "Auntie Skinner's 
Chicken Dinner" were among their 
most popular numbers. The reader 
was enjoyed and we feel that ev- 
ery one received his money's worth 
and more. We are always glad to 
have our friends come and enjoy 
these good things with us. 

We were fortunate in having 
Brother Galen B. Royer of Juniata 
College to conduct our chapel ex- 
ercises for us one day recently. He 
gave us a very helpful talk on "The 
Crime of Choosing Second Best." 
He told us that we may be com- 
mitting a great crime against so- 
ciety if we stop before we have a 
well-rounded education. Suppose 
Lincoln or our own Church leader 
James Quinter had been satisfied 
with second best, what effort would 
that have had on present day so- 
ciety. We must never be quilty of 
saying "Oh, what's the use?" We 
feel that Elder Royer's remarks 
were very timely and should be 
heeded by us. 

charge of the different teams. The 
result of his coaching is seen in the 
team work of the players. The 
field is in splendid condition for 
playing. With the basket ball sea- 
son only a short time off we look 
forward with eager anticipation for 
the opening of the season. We urge 
the students to pick their favorite 
team and then support it. We are 
planning to place three teams on 
the floor^ We are looking forward 
to tEe time when we shall have a 
well-equipped gymnasium and an 
athletic field, well laid out. A 
vigorous mind can only develop in 
a sound physical body. 

A most delightful Halloween so- 
cial was held for the students in 
the "gym" on Friday evening, 
October 30. The place was pro- 
fusely decorated with corn fodder 
and pumpkins. As the guests en- 
tered, each had his fortune told. 
This provided a great deal of fun. 
No less amusing were the shadow- 
pictures. Other merriment was 
provided by introducing some old- 
fashioned games. Delicious re- 
freshments appropriate to the sea- 
son were served. The grand march 
at the conclusion was led by Miss 
Brubaker and Mr. Meyer. All en- 
joyed the songs led by Mrs. Via, 
and as we bade each other good 
night we all decided it had been a 
very pleasant evening. 

The boys are playing soccer ev- 
ery afternoon. Prof. Hoffer has 

On Saturday morning, October 
the eleventh, the student body was 
given a pleasant surprise. We were 
going on an apple outing. The 
party started at eight o'clock. We 



were conveyed in a large lumber 
truck to the orchard, six miles 
northwest of town. The morning 
was beautiful and the ride was en- 
joyed by all. 

Upon arriving at the orchard we 
set to work. We were divided into 
sections of four with one boy as a 
leader. The girls picked from the 
ground while the boys climbed the 
trees. The apples were graded and 
measured by a number of teachers 
under the direction of Prof. Ober. 

At noon, dinner was served un- 
der a large apple tree. The eat- 
ables disappeared all too quickly 
before this crowd of hungry 
workers. All told one hundred and 
thirty bushels of apples were 
picked. I am sure we shall enjoy 
eating those apples because of our 
own effort in the work. 

On October 20 it was our 
privilege to have with us one of our 
former teachers, Miss Markley, 
who now lives in New York. At 
present Miss Markley is serving as 
secretary to the Board of Education 
of the Lutheran Church. Out of 
her large experience in war work 
she gave us a splendid talk. We 
think it was so good that we want to 

pass it along to you. She said that 
the war has been a searchlight for 
the past, present and future. Then 
she turned the searchlght on our 
industrial conditions. During the 
month of September America alone 
had 346 strikes. They do not de- 
note mad greed but the fact that 
we still misunderstand one another. 
Our human relationship must be 
adjusted. Our educational world 
has changed since the war. It does 
make a difference what we believe. 
"Erroneous opinions are almost as 
dangerous as sin." We must be 
trained as individuals who have re- 
sponsibility. The searchlight of war 
has been turned on the Church. It 
is easy k) bring charges against the 
church but difficult to remedy con- 
ditions. Men usually criticize the 
externalities in the Church because 
they can't get at the spirit. The 
searchlight has shown us that the 
spirit of religion must be lived 
anew by us. From the standpoint 
of the individual, the war has re- 
vealed new truths. We see the 
fallacy of the theory that we are 
not responsible to society. We are 
responsibly for our share of the 
world's work and we can't avoid it 
by saying "I didn't think," or "I 
don't know." 

Our School Departments 

The New Education 

Every epoch of history has main- 
tained a viewpoint of Education pe- 
culiar to itself. This is found to be 
true from the time of the childhood 

of the race down to the present era. 
The modern era of education has 
shown three distinctive types of 
educational theory: the school of 
psychology has emphasized the 



study of psychical activities and 
has made method the dominant 
factor in the educational process; 
the scientific school has emphasized 
science, as its name suggests, and 
has made the content of the curricu- 
lum, the dominant factor; the so- 
ciological school has been em- 
phasizing the study of the newer 
social sciences in order to ascer- 
tain the needs of society, and at- 
taches supreme importance to the 
aim of education. 

All educational thought prior to 
the oncoming of the present so- 
ciological school received its in- 
spiration from psychology. All 
s(ady centered upon the individual, 
since the study of the individual 
mind was the source of determin- 
ing the method to be employed by 
the teacher in helping the child to 
make the most of himself. Every 
theory of education, all the books 
on management and method, and 
every conception of the educational 
process manifested the dominance 
of the individual viewpoint. The pur- 
pose of education was to give the 
pupil right ideas with reference to 
his conduct and to train him in the 
art of living, in short it was the 
self-improvement of the individual. 

The new group of thinkers who 
are regulating the educational 
forces at present are interested 
primarily in the study of society, 
particularly in sociology which is 
the core of the newer social 
sciences. This method of study 
deals with the groups of society, 
bearing in mind especially their 
needs and aims. This school raises 
the question of the educational 

values of studies. This has led to 
the introduction of new studies 
into the curriculum and to the 
reorganization or elimination of 
the older ones. Scarcely any old 
study remains in the curriculum 
which has not had some elimina- 
tions or additions. The newer courses 
minimize the humanistic studies 
and give a prominent place to the 
social sciences. In all these changes 
may be seen the shifting of atten- 
tion from the emphasis on the in- 
dividual to the needs of society. 

The individual will still be 
trained, however, not so much to- 
ward the end of mere self-improve- 
ment, but the school aims to offer 
the largest democratic opportuni- 
ties for all and to prepare in- 
dividuals for efficient participation 
in all the activities of society. The 
new problem in education has come 
to be this: How may the school be- 
come the chief constructive force 
in the improvement of society and 
in the advancement of the public 
welfare? The school shall have its 
ideal purpose in the training of the 
youth to fill his place in the world 
of busy men as they are vigorously 
engaged in their economic, politic- 
al, social and religious pursuits. 
The pupil shall be made to see all 
relations of life and acquaint him- 
self with the processes of adjust- 
ment that he may be fitted to live 
completely in human society. 

The old idea of education im- 
plied teaching the elements of 
knowledge, training for citizenship, 
training men in the art of living 
and preparing them for an occupa- 
tion. The new education does all 



of these but does them not so much 
for the mere good of the individual 
as for the good of society as a 

— H. H. N. 

Socialization as an Educational 

The aim of education for cen- 
turies past has been individualistic 
and was thought of as consisting of 
a sound mind in a sound body. 
Thus the Greeks thought of educa- 
tion in the time of Socrates and 
Aristotle, and even to-day many 
educators still hold this narrow 
view. But there is a strong tendency 
leading away from the view that 
the individual is the end and 
means of education. The school is 
aiming more and more to get the 
child to do those things which are 
individually profitable and at the 
same time socially useful. The 
schools are widening their work by 
aiming to become an agency ready 
to act for the welfare of the com- 
munity. Their aim is to become 
socially efficient by making school 
and life one and the same con- 
tinuous process. 

This attaching of social meaning 
and value to all of the child's ac- 
tivities in school is what we mean 
by socialization as an educational 
objective. It implies a co-ordina- 
tion and organization of instincts 
so that the child will be able to 
adapt himself to others and to 
groups, and enjoy a life of sharing, 
a give and a take, a life of mutual 
complementation. These instincts 

are the raw materials in the child's 
original nature given him as a 
birthright, and the school aims to 
utilize and develop them so as to 
bring the child to realize that ne 
has a share in the activities of the 
corr.m unity and society in general. 

The school must aim to get the 
child to do things that are socially 
I! -^.e fill and individually profitable. 
It must aim to enable the pupil to 
get a grip upon himself and the 
world of men and things in order 
that he can use what he has ex- 
perienced, in making his life func- 
tion so that his "doings may be 
deeds and not misdeeds." The 
school must study the child, be- 
cause nothing gives such cogency 
to the idea of reform as to think of 
what it means to '"hildren and to 
future generations. This kind of 
study will result in better homes, 
better schools, better neighbor- 
hoods, etc. While the child is not 
exactly better than the world, his 
possibilities make us feel that the 
world ought to be better for his 
sake. So then when educators think 
of socalization as an educational 
objective they also become con- 
scious of the good of the child 
which in turn will have to result in 
a better environment for the child 
to live in. 

As the child becomes a person he 
also becomes a member of the ex- 
isting social order. We simply can- 
not keep the individual separate 
from society at large. And there- 
fore one of the most unreasonable 
things to do is to keep on letting 
the schools develop on the one 
side, that is on the outside, and 


learning on the olher side, that is in- 
side the Gchooi. Th'd school of to- 
day must organize io3 larger social 
life directly and consciously. It 
must go out of its doors. It must 
use the factory, the stores, the 
meadows and fields, the museums, 
not incidently, but fully, freely, 
and with deliberation. The teacher 
must go to the market with her 
children. She must take her draw- 
ing class to the woods, the lakes, 
the streets, the open fields. She 
must bring into the school room the 
artist, the musician, the singer, tha 
advertiser, the picture man, the 
story teller. We will then change 
our notion that the school in a 
cloistered building or institution, by 
breaking down its walls and having 
it come into direct contact with 
real life. 

Our ultimate reliance in securing 
desirable types of social order, in 
which the child has to live, must be 
the education of the individual so 
that he may do things socially de- 
sirable. A system of morality or 
of moral standards adequate to 
support a complex civilization is a 
concern of the very highest im- 
portance. The Hedonistic system 

of morals, the ethics of pleasure, 
and the ethics of self-realization 
(This word is sometimes used in a 
very good sense as the realization 
of the highest self in a highly so- 
cialized group) have all failed and 
civilization has collapsed in the 
most civilized parts of the world. 
There has been too much emphasis 
upon self-culture and self develop- 
ment regardless of the welfare of 
others. Ths rising generation must 
be made to realize that man "liveth 
not to himself aione." It is only 
when socialization becomes the 
educative objective of the church, 
school, press and of all other edu- 
cative forces, only when the ethics 
of service and love ' implicit in 
C l:\ristianity has become the mo- 
tivating force, that continuous de- 
velopmfnt and progress is possible. 
As long as there are men, who, like 
the popular German teacher of so 
called Christian ethics at Jena Uni- 
versity, say that. "Germany fights 
in order that the Slav may know his 
place," so long the social order is 
on a low plane and socialization is 
only a dream. 

— J. G. Meyer. 

Society Notes 

September is in the past and Oc- 
tober, with its "Bright Blue 
Weather" is rapidly passing by. 
Our K, L, S., in contrast with na- 
ture, is taking on new life and vim. 

Three public programs were 
given. The attendance far exceed- 
ed the usual turn-out. The society 

held one private session for par- 
liamentary drill in which our presi- 
dent. Miss K. Mildred Baer, showed 
splendid ability. At this meeting 
the following officers were elected 
to serve during November: Presi- 
dent, Clarence Sollenberger; Vice 



President, Ira Brandt; Secretary, 
Hulda Holsinger; Critic, Prof. Nye. 

The following program was 
given October 4, 1919, entirely in 
charge of our girls of the K. L. S. 
The president recited an original 
poem of Welcome. 

Part I — Music, Maids of Long 
Ago, by a quartette, Hulda Hol- 
singer, Emma Zeigler, Laura Her- 
shey and Mrs. Via. Camp Fire 
Girls, another quartette, Harriet 
Bartine, Jessie Oellig, Louise Jeter 
and Sallie Fenninger; Reading, Af- 
ter the Quarrel, L. Anna Schwenk; 
Reading, The First Visit to the 
Butcher, Eva V. Arbegast. 

Part II — Songs of Seven by Jean 
Ingelow, read by Miss Crouthamel. 
Musical accompaniment by Miss 
Brenisholtz; Music, "Swinging 
'Neath the Old Apple Tree," 
"Seven Times One," acted by Floy 
Schlosser; Music, "Mill May," 
"Seven Times Two," acted by Net- 
tie Wagner; Music, "Comin' Thru' 
The Rye," "Seven Times Three," 
acted by Edna Fogelsanger; Music, 
"Home, Sweet, Home," Seven 
Times Four, acted by Elizabeth 
Trimmer with Mildred and Helen 
Grace Meyer and Galen Schlosser; 
Music, "Whispering Hope," "Seven 
Times Five," acted by Vera Hack- 
man; Music, "Wedding March," 
"Seven Times Six;" Music, "A 
Home in Heaven," and "Seven 
Times Seven," both acted by Ada 
G. Young; Music by the Society, 
Auld Lang Syne ; Critics Remarks, 
Prof. Via. Prof. L. D. Rose an 
alumnus here on a visit gave a 
short address. 

. Boys' Keystone Literary Society 

Program Oct. 18, 1919 

Music, Solo, "In an Old Fash- 
ioned Town," E. G. Meyer; Talk, 
"Ideal Farm Life," Ephraim Hertz- 
ler; Anecdotes from the Farm, 
John Boone; Music, "Massa's in De 
Cold Cold Ground," "Workers and 
Shirkers," Male Quartette ; Paper, 
Agriculture as an Industry, Henry 
Wenger; Pantomime, Old Ken- 
tuckey Home, Messrs. Boone, 
Myers, Brandt, Baum and R. Wen- 
ger; Recitation, "When the Frost is 
on the Pumpkins," Chester Royer; 
Original Dialogue, Clarence Sollen- 
berger and David Markey; Music, 
Fishing, Male Quartette; Critic's 
Remarks, Prof. Via. At both of 
these programs free will offerings 
were taken. The amount lifted 
will be used to purchase victrola 

Autumn Program 

Oct. 25, 1919 

Music, Victrola Selection; Select 
Reading, "Tit for Tat," or "How 
Bill got Square," Mr. Ammon Get- 
tle ; Recitation, "October Weather," 
Miss Florence Shenk; Music, Vocal 
Solo, "Until the Dawn," Miss Sadie 
Hassler; Talk, "Autumn," Miss 
Ruth Taylor; Music, Victrola Selec- 
tion; Critic's Remarks, Prof. Via. 

Since our classes run on the basis 
of a six-day schedule, the society 
programs are rendered Saturday 

We cordially invite you all to our 

—A. G. Y. 



Alumni Notes 

Our Missionary Alumni 

The editor has chosen to name 
our Missionaries and to give a brief 
account of their work. 

Brother and Sister John M. Pit- 
tinger, members of the Faculty of 
Elizabethtown College, 1903-1904 
have represented us for the longest 
period of time in the oldest Mis- 
sion Field of the Church of the 
Brethren, India. At the same sta- 
tion, Dahanu, B. Mary Royer, Bi- 
ble '07, is located. Her work is 
largely the "personal touch." We 
are anticipating her furlough dur- 
ing this coming summer. 

Elmer Nedro'-^and his brother, 
Robert, former students, at Eliza- 
bethtown, are located at the Lake 
Ridge Mission, Ludlowville, N. Y. ; 
Emma S. Miller, who finished the 
English Bible Course in 1911, is ap- 
pointed to the Middle West as a 
Home Mission worker. Levi Zeig- 
ler, a former student, had been lo- 
cated at Shamokin in similar work. 
He has accepted the pastorate of 
the church at Denton, Md. 

W. E. Glasmire, Vocal Music, 
'10, and wife Leah (nee Shaeffer) 
Pd.B., '10, made a touching as well 
as impressive farewell visit at the 
college, where they addressed the 
student body and met all of them in 
a social way. They are giving their 
lives to Mission Work in Denmark, 
and we are hoping the Lord may 
work mightily in and thru them. 
The Graybills and the Glasmires 
sailed from Newport News on Oct. 

We are glad to claim as former 
students Brother and Sister Gray- 
bill, who have been conducting the 
missionary activities in Sweden in 
an able manner for the last seven 
years. Sister Graybill had charge 
of the Culinary Department and 
Brother Graybill enrolled as a stu- 
dent, and also served in the ca- 
pacity of teacher. They had re- 
turned to the states on their fur- 
lough this year and created a keen- 
er missionary interest wherever 
they went. They accepted a short- 
er furlough than was due them be- 
cause they yearned to get back to 
the work. 



L E. Oberholtzer, A.B., B.E., '05 
was the first of our representatives 
on the China field. Brother Fred 
M. Wampler, now home on a fur- 
lough, speaks of his unremitting en- 
ergy in the Lord's work at Ping 
Ting Hsein and roundabout. He 
showed pictures of Brother Ober- 
holtzer and Sister Rider, Bus., '03, 
at their work across the seas. Sis- 
ter Rider speaks for herself in the 
letter following these notes. Sister 
Mary Schaeffer, B.E., '13 is like- 
wise located at Ping Ting Hsien, 
where she is actively engaged in 
work since the period of Language 
Study is over. Charles Shoop who 
finished the Preparatory Course, in 
1905, is located at Canton, China, 
where he is interested in mission 
work, under the direction of the 
United Brethren Church. 

Kathryn Zeigler, Bible '08, is lo- 
cated at Anklesvaar, where her la- 
bors are largely confined to work 
among the women. She enlarges 
their mental horizon and increases 
their power to do; besides she gives 
them the Good News. 

Sara Replogle, Bible '14, has 
spent several years at Bethany Bi- 
ble School in further preparation. 
She is one of five new missionaries 
for India who will sail from New 
York, soon after Nov. 1. Her recent 
visit at her alma mater was ap- 
preciated. Nora Hollenberg, (nee 
Reber) A.B., Pd.B., '13, is likewise 
awaiting her passport to a new 
land. She and her husband have 
spent the summer among the 
churches of California. They like- 
wise spent several weeks at Mr. 
Hollenberg's home in Canada. We 

are expecting a farewell visit from 
her ere she sails. H. L. Smith, 
Pd.B., '09, is engaged in missionary 
work at Sarhassa, Bhogalpur Dis- 
trict, India. He is representing the 
River Brethren Church. 

To one and all of these faithful 
alumni we wish to say that we hope 
to be more trustworthy in "hold- 
ing the ropes" this school year, 
than during any preceding one. 
We wish you godspeed. 

— E. E. B. 

A Letter From China 

A very interesting letter from 
Sister Bessie M. Rider, '03, was 
read to the Elizabethtown Congre- 
gation on September 28. Sister 
Rider, at the time of writing, was 
enjoying an interfurlough vacation 
at a seaside resort in China, where 
a number of our missionaries were 
attending a conference held in the 
interests of missionary endeavor in 
China. Dr. Forrey was one of the 
speakers. The Forward Movement, 
which is engaging the attention of 
our Brotherhood at present, is also 
being pushed in China. There the 
missionary part of the endeavor is 
called the "Save China Move- 
ment." We are pleased to quote a 
part of this splendid letter, relat- 
ing to Sister Rider's own work and 
her solicitations in behalf of her 
alma mater — Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. The introduction into China 
of the National Phonetic System 
explained here, is a project of the 
largest significance, in every way, 
for China's future. 

(ootinued Next Month) 

ill ii)i,i,iii tmm 

Volume XVI I /-^'-'^-^ '1^1 Number 3 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

School News Contributors \ ^ ' j ttt 

[ Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

Our College Times is published month y during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

Subscription rates one dollar per year; fifteen cents per copy; six subscriptions 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 


The Library. students gather (for there are not 

At the eastern end of Memorial "^^^^^ enough rooms for each stu- 

Hall is perhaps the busiest room of ^^^t to have a separate desk or ta- 

the whole college, and undoubted- ^le) and study during their vacant 

ly the most interesting room. It Periods. At the end of each period 

serves a triple purpose, for it is a ^^ere is an exodus of one group of 

study room, museum and library students and an incoming of a new 

combined, the last of which is its srroup of students, 

main function. Here are several However, many of the students 

tables at which day and boarding come in to see, for you remember 


it is a museum, too. Here is the skel- 
eton, a vague, creepy terror to the 
new students; the spinning wheel; 
and a skein wheel, used by our an- 
cestors and a few generations ago ; 
the stone, hand grain crusher used 
in Bible times ; remains of the stone 
and bronze ages of man ; Indian rel- 
ics of many kinds; skeletons of sea 
animals; various kinds of rocks and 
minerals, trinkets; muskets and 
canteens of Revolutionary days; 
besides many pictures and a crow 
and squirrel mounted and present- 
ed by former students of the col- 

The rivaling interests of the li- 
brary are the bound books and the 
magazines and news corner, of 
whose popularity the books are 
jealously aware. But the books 
should not care so much for they 
have the privilege of being taken to 
the student's rooms and forming 
the most intimate acquaintance, if 
they are the responsive and inter- 
esting type of book, while the mag- 
azines are prohibited, by the law of 
libraries, from leaving their formal 
reception room, the library. They 
have scarcely made their debut in 
the society of college students be- 
fore they are packed away in dark 
musty cupboards, awaiting the ar- 
rival of their similar fated succes- 
sors, until their woebegun com- 
pany has reached a certain number, 
when they are removed from their 
prison, pressed into binders and 
take their place on the shelves be- 
side the books. 

Seven or eight hundred of the 
forty-five hundred books in the li- 
brary are bound volumes of useful 
Jnagazines, together with their key, 

the Reader's Guide Series. About 
fifteen hundred of the remainder 
are books, on various subjects, sent 
by the state and national libraries 
to be preserved for the use of the 
public. Six different complete sets 
of encyclopaedias and three large 
unabridged dictionaries serve very 
well for general reference work. 

The remainder of the books are 
on various subjects, such as Litera- 
ture, Fiction, Biography, History, 
Religion, Science, Education and 
Music. Since September the first 
of this year, eighty-six books have 
been added to the library. Of this 
number we are indebted to A. Z. 
Brubaker, lately deceased, of Leba- 
non, Pa., for a complete set of twen- 
ty-nine volumes of the "Biblical Il- 
lustrator," a valuable addition to 
our aids in the study of the Bible. 
We also gratefully acknowledge the 
gift of a list of books on Music from 
L. B. Herr, the proprietor of the 
large book store at Lancaster. 

The novel of Kipling, entitled 
"The Day's Work" presented by 
Mrs. Hostetter of Elizabethtown, 
and another by O'Henry, entitled,. 
"Heart of the West" given by Frank 
Groff, are much appreciated by all 
who have thus far read them. 

The library was too crowded for 
convenience before school opened 
(for many shelves had to have dou- 
ble tiers to accommodate all the 
books) and with these additions 
things are very much congested. 
Two shelves have been arranged for 
books of daily reference, and this, 
relieves conditions to a certain ex- 
tent, tho the shelves are yet double 
tiered in many places. 


We need a suite of rooms for a 
museum and a study hall for stu- 
dents not in classes and we urgently 
need a larger, better equipped li- 
brary separate from any other at- 

We are looking forward to the 
time when, in a few years, these 
things will not be merely a dream 
but a satisfying reality. We already 
see when we can point to a modern 
looking building and say with pride 
to our visitors who have helped 
make it possible, "Come and see 
what you have helped make possi- 
ble for us to enjoy." 

Supera D. Martz. 

The Student and His Reading. 

A college ought to emphasize not 
only the departments of work rep- 
resented by class-room recitations 
but it ought to foster the idea that 
daily and systematic library work 
ought to occupy a very prominent 
place in the student's routine work. 

The library ought to be a place 
which the student finds very com- 
panionable. Too often the library 
is thought by the student to be a 
place where books are kept but 
which to him are entirely strange 
and unexplored. He ought to be 
able to lay his hand upon any de- 
sired book placed systematically 
on the shelf of a large library. 

As a rule young people desire to 
read something. But a course in 
college ought to help one to select 
the best type of literature and to 
read to the greatest advantage by 
forming habits of careful observa- 
tion. During the recent war the 

American soldier was distinguished 
among the soldiers of the nations 
as a voracious reader of a type of 
literature that assists in attaining 
practical ends. A certain newspa- 
per editor says concerning our read- 
ing effectively : "In this respect in- 
telligence, the capacity to know 
and understand, is the national and 
dominant characteristic of the A- 
merican people. In that we easily 
lead the world and therein lies our 
power and progress," 

Accessibility to a large library 
should be regarded as an invalua- 
ble opportunity. When Andrew 
Carnegie was asked why he did not 
give his wealth to charitable chan- 
nels, hospitals, institutions for the 
needy and unfortunate rather than 
to the libraries he replied: "Those 
charitable objects appeal to many 
benefactors and are largely the 
duty of the state, but the library is 
the university of the common peo- 
ple, and how could I better serve 
my countrymen than by promoting 
the intelligence of the citizen, for 
intelligence makes for character 
and patriotism." 

The student should manifest a 
strong passion for thoroughness in 
his reading. Those who have thot 
most and done most and lived most 
as a result of their reading have 
brought their passion to it. I should 
like to append the following help- 
ful suggestions offered by Dr. G. 
Frederick to derive profit from 

1. Plan your reading. Select the 
books to be read far in advance. 
Prefer books that are old enough 
to be classical, attractive if possible, 
pure always. 


2. Vary your reading. Follow 
romance with history, history with 
biography, travel, art, science, phi- 
losophy and religion. Variety gives 
breadth and keeps up interest. 

3. Limit your reading. Know a 
few books well rather than many 
books indifferently. Intensive is 
better than extensive reading. Big 
fish swim in deep water. 

4. Fix your reading. To this 
end read carefully, weigh thoughts 
talk them over to yourself and with 
others, try to remember them. 
"Thinking makes what we read 

5. Time your readings. Have a 
book-hour each day if possible. 
Especially, however, utilize frag- 
ments of time for a few pages of 
reading. Little and often masters 
the largest volumes. 

6. Enrich your reading. This do 
by looking up all allusions to his- 
tory, poetry, art, mythology, per- 
sons, places, etc. 

7. Preserve your reading. Own, 
if possible, many of the books you 
read; Mark choice passages in 
them ; make comparisons of them ; 
often commune with them. 

To the above suggestions I should 
like to add two more: (a) Every stu- 
dent should keep a notebook in 
which notes on reading should be 
kept. Gems of literature and the 
cream of books and articles should 
be carefully gleaned for reference 
and for food for subsequent thot 
and assimilation, (b) It is, further- 
more, an indispensible help to a stu- 
dent to keep a systematic file of 
gems of literature, squibs of history, 
anecdotes and illustrations. If 
these are arranged by subjects in 

alphabetical order, they become a 
veritable mine of information for 
writing essays, preparing readings 
and addresses. The ultimate test 
of a good memory is not immedi- 
ate memorization of an infinite a- 
mount of material but the ability 
to locate material which was for- 
merly gleaned thru reading. 

— H. H. N. 

The Anniversary 

Nineteen years ago, Elizabeth- 
town College opened her doors to 
the public and started on a career 
destined to mold the lives of those 
who come under her influence. The 
account of the anniversary, on an- 
other page, gives some concrete 
facts concerning the results at- 
tained during these years in the 
number of missionaries, ministers, 
teachers, business men, etc., who 
have since found their places in the 
world. Colleges aim to train for 
service and the record of former 
students is, in part, a measure of 
the effectiveness of the training 
which a college affords. 

The college, however, does not 
aim to make professional men or 
specialists of its students so that the 
vocational achievements of its 
alumni cannot adequately show 
what the college did for them. Col- 
leges aim to give a liberal educa- 
tion, the kind of training that 
brings the student into the presence 
of the richest experience of the 
race, that gives him a wide know- 
ledge of the fundamental influences 
in human nature, that discloses to 
him the opportunities for Christian 


service, that reveals to him his own 
powers, and develops sound moral 
character so that the high purposes 
of life may be realized by proper 
control of the powers which have 
been awakened and developed. In 
other words, the function of the col- 
lege is to train the youth to be, 
rather than to do. Vocational train- 
ing is necessary, but the profession- 
al and technical schools furnish 
this preparation, primarily. 

What the college accomplishes, 
then, can only be determined by a 
just estimate of the character de- 
veloped. But who can estimate 
what these nineteen years of our 

own history have accomplished in 
this respect? Adequate measures 
of character are yet to be de- 
veloped. Influences come into our 
lives at the most unlooked for 
places and often are not detected 
till they show themselves in out- 
ward expression. Yet everyone who 
ever has attended Elizabethtown 
College, or any other school, has re- 
ceived some things which have 
tended to strengthen his character, 
to renew his purpose, and to en- 
large his vision of life. These things 
cannot be listed concretely; they 
belong to the greater realities of 
human life. 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

Soliciting for the Winter will be it. It is needless to say that a num- 
done largely in towns because of ber were former students and oth- 
the condition of the country roads, ers prospective students. 

The Student-Alumni fund and 
the Gibble fund have been growing 
and by special efforts put forth 
this coming Spring and Summer the 
goals set for these funds will be 

Miss Elizabeth Grosh, our book- 
keeper, has little time for vacation. 
With all of the additional duties 
placed upon her, as a result of the 
endowment campaign, her pleasant 
smile has held its own. 

The young brethren and sisters 
of this congregation nearly all gave 
their quota and some went beyond 

In one township near Harleys- 
ville over fifty per cent, of the teach- 
ers in the public schools are former 
students of Elizabethtown College. 
The schools of the following were 
visited: Ruth S. Bucher, Abel 
Young, Bertha Price and Melvin 

The work in the Springfield 
Church was managed by Elder 
Benj. Hottel, for Coopersburg, and 
by Bro. Nathan Kilhefner for 
Quakertown. This congregation 
was the seventh to go over the top 
by a nice margin. Practically ev- 
ery member in this congregation is 
a contributor to the Endowment 



fund. This congregation is another 
evidence of what can be done when 
we unite our efforts in a noble cause. 

December 1 was interest day. 
Those who gave pledges and have 
not paid off the principal should 
send in their interest money. There 
is no interest on what is paid off on 
the principal on or before Decem- 
ber 1. If the full amount of the 
pledge is paid no interest at all is 
required. If half of the principal 
is paid, send in half the interest 
stated in the letter sent to you. Any 
amount may be paid at any time on 
the principal. Several congrega- 
tions have paid off nearly all their 

From November 25th to 28th the 
members of the Hatfield congrega- 
tion were visited. Bro. Geo. Henn- 
ing of Lansdale, gave several days 
of his time and the use of his auto- 
mobile. He wants to see Eliza- 
bethtown College standardized and 
he surely did his share in the 
work in more ways than one. 

In Souderton and its vicinity 
Brethren Adam Crouthamel and P. 
H. Zendt served as pilots. This 
end of the congregation raised a lit- 
tle more than its quota. By the add- 
ing of a few hundred dollars more 
by some one or by a few persons, 
the Hatfield congregation will 
reach its quota. If you are interest- 
ed write to the chairman of the En- 
dowment campaign. 

the Spring Grove congregation. A 
good healthy school spirit was 
found among our brethren in this 
church. Mr. Isaac Taylor, Jr., one 
of our former students, teaching 
the Conestoga school in this church 
district, recently received the 
praise of the County Superinten- 
dent for the able manner in which 
he is conducting his school. 

Much rainy weather was encount- 
ered while the solicitors were at 
work in the Indian Creek congre- 
gation, in Montgomery County. The 
thanks of the Board of Trustees 
are due Elder Jos. Shissler for his 
untiring efforts in piloting the so- 
licitors through his congregation. 
Bro. Chas. Boaz, the busy farmer of 
Vernfield, gave his Ford to one par- 
ty of solicitors. 

On November 7 and 8 Elders G. 
N. Falkenstein, David Kilhefner, 
and Ralph W. Schlosser canvassed 

During the month of November 
four congregations were solicited: 
Spring Grove, Indian Creek, Spring- 
field and Hatfield. The first third of 
the goal has been attained, but 
nothing less than a great sacrifice 
on the part of the members of the 
Church of the Brethren will see the 
realization of our aim. 

The spirit of the forward Move- 
ment was running high at the Min- 
isterial and Sunday School meeting 
held on November 4 to the 6th. The 
hearts and the pocket books of the 
members were opened. Three 
thousand dollars were raised in a 
short time to purchase a church 
house at Freeville, New York, for 
the mission located there. A good 
brother whose heart is in the Lord's 
work was present and was holding 
one thousand dollars in reserve in 
case it would be needed for the 


l^reeville mission, but when the a- thousand dollars over to the Endow- 
mount for the church was raised ment fund of Elizabethtown Col- 
without his gift, he handed his one lege. R W S 

Literary Notes 

The Meeting of the Wise Men 

(From Ben Hur) 

Northward over the plains of 
Egypt was traveling, not a caravan, 
but one lonely stranger. He rode 
on a large dignified white drome- 
dary upon whose back were hung 
two boxes, one on either side. The 
inside of these were cushioned and 
very comfortable, so that the per- 
son in it could sit or half recline. 
Over all was an awning to protect 
the occupant from the warm sun. 
He was traveling toward the table- 
lands of the desert. The man was 
apparently sleeping, for he paid no 
attention to the camel, leaving him 
to choose the course. 

For four hours the camel kept up 
a steady pace of long, swinging 
strides. All vegetation had disap- 
peared and nothing could be seen 
but sand, sand everywhere, at some 
places perfectly level and at others 
in ridges or waves. 

No one seeks the desert for pleas- 
ure because of the dangers from 
sand storms, getting lost, hunger, 
thirst and wild animals, so our trav- 
eler was evidently not on a pleas- 
ure trip. Suddenly the camel ut- 
tered a cry or moan, peculiarly pite- 
ous, by which its kind always pro- 
test against an overload and some- 
times crave attention and rest. This 

woke up the man and he gave the 
signal for the camel to kneel. 

He got out and moved around a 
bit to get his blood into circulation. 
One peculiarity which was noticed 
about him was that he was un- 
armed, which was a very unusual 
thing, when crossing the desert. He 
fed the camel and tried to make 
him comfortable and then he got 
out a pack which, when it was op- 
ened, proved to be a tent. 

As he was doing these things, 
now and then he shaded his eyes 
and gazed off into the horizon as 
if looking for some one or some- 
thing. When he was disappointed 
several times he said, as if talking 
to his camel, "They will come. He 
that led me is leading them. I will 
make ready." He went on with his 
preparations for a meal, arranged 
the tent, preparing for three people. 
Once more he went out and looked 
long into the distance and lo ! in the 
east he saw a speck, it grew as 
large as a hand and larger and fin- 
ally a white dromedary like his own 
took shape. It drew nearer and 
finally stopped at the tent. This 
hian, who was from Hindostan, 
was sleeping too and when he woke 
up he looked about him and seemed 
to recognize his surroundings. He 
got out and the two travelers ad- 
dressed each other and although 



they were strangers there was a pe- 
culiar mutual understanding be- 
tween them. 

While they were standing and ex- 
changing greetings they looked to 
the north and saw another traveler 
coming on a white camel like their 
own. He came to where the first 
two were and dismounted. This 
man was different from the rest. 
He had a light complexion and 
proved to be a Greek. These three 
greeted each other with a strange 
emotion in their hearts. They knew 
now that the Spirit was leading 
them indeed. One strange thing 
about these three was that not any 
of them were armed, so their mis- 
sion was one of peace. 

The Egyptian invited them into 
the tent to the meal which he had 
set and a miracle was performed 
as they asked grace for each one 
spoke in his own language, but they 
all understood what was said by the 

While they were eating they told 
the story of how they came to be 
here. The Greek was a scholar 
and much concerned about relig- 
ious matters. He told how he 
wished to see this new King who 
was to come and how, one night 
when he was praying and impatient 
for Him to come, a star appeared 
and a voice spoke to him and told 
him to go in the morning as the 
spirit should direct and he would 
meet two others who were going to 
find the King who was now born. 

The others testified to the same 
experience with reference to the 

star and the voice. In the countries 
from which they came there was a 
vague belief in a true God, but there 
was nothing known of a Savior who 
was to come or, if they did know 
it, they would not believe it. These 
three men, tried to tell the people 
about Him, but they were mocked, 
laughed at and even stoned for 
their new ideas. These three were 
not satisfied but seemed to have 
had a revelation that one was com- 
ing in person to make God manifest 
and to redeem the world. For this 
they prayed earnestly, even living 
apart from other human beings so 
that their prayers would be more 
effective. It was while living in 
this solitary place that it was re- 
vealed to them that the One for 
whom they were praying to come 
had been born and they should go 
to seek him in Jerusalem. 

These three men represented the 
whole human race, as Noah had 
had three sons and these sons took 
up their abode after the flood in 
the countries from which these 
three wise men came. 

When they were all through tell- 
ing their experiences a silence fell, 
broken by sighs and tears. Silent- 
ly they got up, and went out into 
the night. They took down the 
tent and started out together in 
search of the Christ. Suddenly a- 
head of them a bright light flamed. 
Their hearts beat fast, their souls 
thrilled, and they shouted with one 
voice, "The Star! the Star! God is 
with us." — E. Z. 



Religious News 

Visit of the Traveling Secretary of 
the United Student Volunteers. 

We enjoyed two days of inspira- 
tion during Bro. Helser's visit with 
us from November four to six. He 
came full of good thots and sugges- 
tions that brought not only inspir- 
ation but real help. His personal- 
ity and manner inspires people to 
want to do and become. The en- 
tire student body and faculty 
were much benefited by his visit. 

On Wednesday morning he spoke 
in Chapel on "The Religions of the 
World." With the aid of a large 
map he spoke very impressively of 
the great needs of every country in 
the world. His closing thot was the 
fact that each one is individually 
responsible and no one is excused 
from doing his full share. He then 
spoke to the student body about the 
International Volunteer Convention 
to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, from 
December twenty-eight until Janu- 
aiy four. His aim was to show the 
need of sending delegates to bring 
back the many good things to be 
received from a convention of such 
a nature. Our students always re- 
spond when they see a need and 
they did then by deciding to send 
three representatives, the full num- 
ber allowed each college. 

On Wednesday evening he also 
led our prayer meeting in a very 
informal way. After prayer meet- 
ing all who wished to stay were 
promised another address by Bro. 
Helser. The student body showed 
their interest and appreciation by 
practically every one staying. He 

spoke mainly about the Volunteer- 
ing, its meaning, and the Volun- 
teer's purpose. He also gave the 
five goals of the Volunteers for this 
school year, namely: 

1. A Live Mission Study Class. 

2. A Better Quality of Volun- 

3. A Definite Way of Missionary 

4. Representation at all Con- 

5. Every Student Praying Defi- 
nitely for a Foreign Missionary. 

He spent practically all his time 
in private interviews with students. 
About fifty students interviewed 
him. In these talks he gave them 
advice and suggestions concerning 
their preparation and problems. 
This personal touch made his visit 
especially effective. 

He gave his final message during 
the Chapel period on Thursday 
morning. His theme was "Gospel 
Salesmanship." The requisites for 
successful salesmanship as he gave 
them were: honesty, knowledge of 
goods, believe in goods, and true de- 
votion to goods. The main thot 
thruout his talk was the gospel, its 
meaning to ourselves, and its mean- 
ing to others because of the way we 
live in it. A quotation from Timo- 
thy Stone summed up his message. 
"There is no commodity or piece of 
goods in the world that is able to be 
compared with the Gospel." 

The Fall term ends with a good 
attitude and keen interest on the 
part of the student body in all re- 
ligious activities. Our Wednesday 



evening prayer meetings and conse- 
cration services each Sunday morn- 
ing are a good thermometer of the 
spiritual life of the student body. 
More new students are taking part 
in these meetings than have done 
so in previous years and the results 

surely show growth. 

There is also an increased inter- 
est in the Volunteer Band. The 
meetings of the Volunteers are open 
for all who wish to come and many 
students attend each Saturday ev- 
ening. — S. C. S. 

Our Nineteenth Anniversary 

The nineteenth anniversary of 
the founding of Elizabethtown 
College was held in the College 
Chapel on November 13, 1919, at 8 
P. M. The following program was 
arranged and given: Invocation, 
Eld. G. N. Falkenstein; Anthem, 
"Send out Thy Light," (Gounod,) 
College Chorus; Opening AddresS; 
President H. K. Ober; "The Star 
Spangled Banner," Ladies' Chorus; 
Anniversary Address, Hon. Frank 
B. Willis, Ex-Governor of Ohio; 
Offering; Anthem, "All Hail the 
Power of Jesus Name;" College 
Chorus; Benediction, Eld. S. H. 

Elizabethtown College was incor- 
porated in 1899; the first building 
known as the Alpha Hall, was e- 
rected in 1900; a second building, 
Memorial Hall was built in 1905. 
In 1916 the donors of the College 
decided on a transfer of the man- 
agement and ownership of the 
school to the church and on April 
26, 1917, at the District Meeting, 
held at Bareville, Pa., the owner- 
ship and control of the college was 
transferred to the Eastern District 
of Pennsylvania, by the Board of 
Trustees, acting for the electors, 
and on October 30, 1917, the South- 
ern District of Pennsylvania, thru 

its District meeting decided to share 
in the ownership and control of the 
school. The Trustees, eight from 
Eastern Pennsylvania, and four 
from Southern Pennsylvania, as- 
sumed full control on January 2nd, 
1919, the date of the first meeting 
of these trustees. 

The academic work of the school 
was formally begun in Heisey's Au- 
ditorium, in Elizabethtown, on No- 
vember 13, 1900, with six students 
and three teachers. One of those 
teachers, Miss Elizabeth Myer, has 
been on the faculty since that time. 
The school was moved to College 
Hill on January 22, 1901, Alpha 
Hall being ready for occupancy on 
that date. The work of these years 
is represented in a tangible way by 
the former students and graduates 
who have gone out from Elizabeth- 
town College; 1,400 students and 
350 graduates have come under the 
influence of this environment dur- 
ing these years. Among them are 
fourteen elders; fifty-six ministers; 
twelve pastors ;twelve foreign mis- 
sionaries; scores of Sunday School 
Workers; twenty-three teachers in 
High Schools and Academies; thir- 
ty-six professors and instructors on 
Brethren College faculties; scores 
of public school teachers, clerks. 



stenographers and business men. 

The main feature of the Anniver- 
sary Program was the address de- 
livered by Ex-Governor Willis. In 
the opening of the address he paid 
a glowing tribute and expressed his 
obligation to two former Pennsyl- 
vania educators, Drs. N. C. Schaef- 
fer and Henry Houck, who served 
at the twenty-fifth anniversary of 
his alma mater. The ex-governor's 
address was a defense of the de- 
nominational college, an estimate 
of its influence in the community 
and its indispensability to our na- 
tional life and civilization. He ac- 
cepted the invitation to deliver the 
address, he said, because this is one 
of the Church Colleges of this coun- 
try — a reason he gave for belief in 
institutions like Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. "The life of the nation, the 
perpetuity of our institutions, the 
continuation of our civilization de- 
pends upon our denominational 
church college. The intimate inter- 
course between teacher and pupil, 
so essential in college training, can 
be secured only in the small de- 
nominational school. Great univer- 
sities cannot provide this essential 
and they are not doing it. Further- 
more, in a state-maintained institu- 
tion it is not possible to place stress 
on religion. "I believe in a religion 
with a backbone to it," the Ex-Gov- 
ernor said. "I want a religious 
faith and I want the boys and the 
girls who come up thru the schools 
and the colleges to know a reason 
for the faith that is in them. The 
Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only 
guide by which to solve our nation- 
al problems — it is the foundation 
of our civilization. When I read 

the biographies of the great men 
and women of Ohio, I find that they 
were trained in the small church 

The importance of education was 
emphasized in two respects. First, 
financially. A study of agricultur- 
al conditions in France, Belgium, 
and Germany, as compared with 
those of the United States, reveals 
the value of scientific training in 
this vocation. Economic necessity 
has compelled the farmers of these 
European countries to apply scien- 
tific methods in their farming in 
order to secure a competent return 
from the land. The application of 
science to farming doubles the pro- 
duction of the farm. Second, an 
education is important because of 
the increased amount one gets out 
of life. It develops the ability to 
get nearer to the things that are 
lasting and eternal; it furnishes a 
stronger grasp on the eternal veri- 

The second reason the speaker 
gave for his faith in Elizabethtown 
College was because it is located in 
a community where the old-fash- 
ioned virtues are still inculcated. 
We were encouraged to foster for 
ourselves five such virtues. There 
is the lesson or virtue of industry. 
At this point the Ex-Governor be- 
came reminiscent and called up out 
of his own experience a number of 
incidents illustrating his father's ef- 
forts to develop in him the habit of 
industry. Ex-Governor Willis con- 
cluded his address by merely nam- 
ing the remaining four virtues: 
Thrift, to save ; optimism, to be 
cheerful; patriotism, to exalt; and 
a good, old-fashioned faith to die 


The Bible Institute and Training School 

The annual Bible Institute at the College is scheduled to begin Jan- 
uary ninth, continuing to the fifteenth. In connection with the Insti- 
tute this year, a two weeks' course of definite study for ministers and 
Sunday School workers is arranged. This course begins at the same 
time that the Bible Institute begins and is to continue for two full 

This course is definitely planner] for church workers who feel tlie 
need of more training. It is open to all who want to improve them- 
selves for greater efficiency in their activities in the church and com- 
munity as ministers or Sunday School workers. Those who cannot leave 
their homes for a long period of time, will be able to arrange for these 
two weeks of exceptional opportunities. 

The instructors are specialists in their line of work. Elder E. B. 
Hoff, who is Associate-president of Bethany Bible School, of Chicago, 
has a national reputation as a Bib^e scholar. He will teach several 
classes in Bible subjects and at least one class twice a day for min- 
isters on sermon-building. 

Miss Elsie Shickle, of Roanoke, Virginia, who has a remarkable 
record as a teacher, is going to give a strong course for Sunday School 
teachers. She comes right from the field, being in the employ of the 
General Sunday School Board. She will have many helpful and prac- 
tical suggestions for the teachers of children. 

The work is so planned that those who desire to do so can complete 
the teacher-training course of the first year using the text book 
"Training the Sunday School Teacher," Book One. A class in Sunday 
School Administration is also planned for those who are interested in 
this line of work. 

It is the hope of the management that many will plan definitely to 
take these two weeks of splendid work. Write to Elizabethtown Col- 
lege for a circular giving full particulars as to the accommodations. 
It will be appreciated to have you send a list of names of persons who 
may be interested. 


Tentative Daily Schedule 

9 :00 A. M.— Bible Studies Elder Hoff 

10:00 A. M. — Sunday School Pedagogy Sister Shickle 

1 :00 P. M. — How Children Learn Prof. J. G. Meyer 

2:00 P. M.— Bible Studies Elder Hoff 

3:00 P. M. — Sunday School Pedagogy Sister Shickle 

4 :00 P. M. — Sermon Building Elder Hoff 

8 :00 P. M. — Sermon Elder Hoff and others 

Educational Program 

Saturday, Jan. 10, 1920 

1:30 to 4:00 P. M. 

Chairman, Pres. H. K. Ober 




ADDRESS Pres. Geo. D. Gossard, Lebanon Valley College 




Temperance Program 

Sunday, Jan. 11, 1920 

10:30 A. M. 

Chairman, Elder I. W. Taylor 







Write for circular giving complete daily schedule and other infor- 






Great interest has been shown in 
the society in the way in which the 
students responded to the different 
duties assigned to them. The fol- 
lowing programs were rendered 
during this month: 

Mr. Lester Myer; The Peace Con- 
ference, Mr. David Markey; Prob- 
lems of Americanization, Mr. Ezra 
Wenger; Literary Echo, Miss Esth- 
er Kreps; Critic's Remarks, Prof. 

Hallowe'en Program, Nov. 1. 

Music, Victrola Selection; Essay, 
The Origin of Hallowe'en, Miss 
Minerva Reber; Story, A Ghost 
Story, Mr. A. C. Baugher; Recita- 
tion, Little Orphan Annie, Miss 
Martha G. Young; Vocal Solo, One 
Sweetly Solemn Thought, Miss Em- 
ma Ziegler; Debate, Resolved 
that Hallowe'en pranks should be 
abolished by law. Affirmative: 
Miss Vera Hackman and Mr. John 
Boone; Negative: Miss Ethel Wen- 
ger and Mr. Henry Wenger. Crit- 
ics Remarks, Prof. Nye. 

Regular Program, Nov. 8. 

Music by the Society; Select 
Reading, The Smith of Rachenbach, 
Mr. John Bechtel; Recitation, Cur- 
few Must Not Ring Tonight, Miss 
Edith Witmer; Vocal Solo; Sympo- 
sium: The Year Since the Armis- 
tice; The Return of the Soldiers, 

Hunting Program, Nov. 15. 

Recitation, A Hymn to Diana — 
A Hunting We Will Go, Miss Jes- 
sie Oellig; Discussion, The Hunting 
Stage in the Development of the 
Race, Mr. Horace R,affensberger; 
Hunting Stories, Mr. Paul Wenger; 
Vocal Solo, Miss Edna Fogelsanger; 
Reading, Washington as a Hunter, 
Miss Laura Hershey ; Piano Solo, 
Snshiune Polka, Miss Floy Schlos- 
ser; Critic's Remarks, Prof. Hoffer. 

The debate and symposium were 
very interesting and well orated. 

The newly elected officers for 
the coming month are as follows : 
Pres., Daniel Myers; V. Pres., Jesse 
Reber; Sec, Mabel Bomberger; 
Treas., William Miller; Chorister, 
Ephraim Meyer; Critic, Mrs. Via. 
By your presence you will show 
that you are interested. A. G. Y. 


School News 

Welcome, new students. Miss Vera Kilhefner of Ephrata, 

visited Miss Ruth Kilhefner of the 

Wanted, by Mr. Baum, A bridle faculty, 

for his pony. 

Q. What is the Balm of Gilead? 

If Mr, H is mischevious in class A. A check from home when you 
is Vernon "Good?" are broke. 

Oilcloth went up. Ask the boys 
in the Boys' Dormitory. 

Miss Brubaker, of the faculty, 

who was ill, is recovering at her 

home in Lititz. 
Mr. Rmehart s success as a song 

leader is not yet assured. - 

One morning Miss R. O. looking 

Miss G, in the Dining room to Mr. at the sun rise exclaimed : "Oh, he 

R., "Can I depend on you." thinks he's bright." 

Miss R. Oellig, in Geometry: Miss Mary Bowman, a former 
Given the triangle ABCD." student, spent Sunday, November 
23, with Miss Ella Boaz. 

Mr. Baum in Geometry; "That 

line is divided into equal halves." gome of the students attended re- 
vival services at Rheems several 

Bro. Bowser and family of York, evenings during the past week, 

motored over to see us recently. 

. , Mr. B. — "I wonder how this Jello 

Miss Esther Kreps entertained ^^^j^ ^^ ^.^^ ^y^^p ^^ j^,„ 

her mother over a week-end re- ^-^^ O.— "Pretty sticky, I be- 

c^^t^y- lieve." 

Wanted : More reception rooms 
to satisfy the ever-increasing de- Walter Longenecker '18, attend- 
jjig^ji^ ed the Anniversary program. He is 
working on his father's farm at 

Mr. Rinehart in Dining room; Present. Come again, Walter. 

"After that reinfreshments were 

served." Miss Douty was reading in Latin 
class and translated the word "Po- 

The Misses Young were visited cula," which means cups like this, 

by their mother over the anni- "They placed the chips on the 

versary. table." 



Two of the girls were enjoying 
the luxury of sleeping late. Said 
one: "O this is Paradise." 

But when they had to get up 
they said, "Now this is Paradise 

After an unusually inspiring les- 
son in the College mission study 
class Prof. Myer said: "It surely is 
fine for us to meet and discuss 
some of these big questions. Why 
we have people of all ages." 

Mr. Rinehart's glaring weakness 
is that he cannot pass 126 Wash- 
ington street without stopping. 
This was manifested when he ask- 
ed two fellows to escort him home 
from church one Sunday night. 

Most of the pedagogical students 
as well as some of the other stu- 
dents attended several of the ses- 
sions of the teachers' institute held 
in Lancaster. They all reported 
splendid interest in the work. 

Mr. Boone seemed very sure 
about the meaning of tri-weekly in 
Geometry. I wonder why? No 
doubt he associated the word with 
some of his personal experiences. 

We are most happy to report that 
our former Society news editor is 
convalescing rapidly. Miss Schwenk 
has been out of the hospital for sev- 
eral weeks and hopes to enter on 
her regular school duties during 
the Winter term. 

Among former students who at- 
tended the anniversary program we 
note the following: Misses Emma 
Zook, Kathryn Zug, Fanny Br-ubak- 
er, Hattie Eberly, Lottie Nies, Edna 
Martin, Messrs. Walter Longeneck- 
er, Clyde Weaver. Most of these 
are teaching in Lancaster Co. 

We were fortunate in having 
Brother Byer, President of HebroH 
Seminary, to conduct our chapel ex- 
ercises recently. He read for us 
some very beautiful poems of 
Browning. We enjoyed his visit 
very much. Brother Byer was a 
student here at one time. 

Armistice Day was observed by 
extending Chapel hour. Prof. Nye 
spoke about the unrest which is 
now manifesting itself in nearly all 
walks of life; and our responsibil- 
ity for the solution of present day 

Mr. Paul Burkholder '22, who 
was "over there" spoke about the 
signing of the armistice and how 
it was received by the men at the 
front. He emphasized the fact 
that the gratitude of the men was 
expressed by a short period of si- 
lent prayer. 

Another of our girls, Miss Sara 
Royer, was taken ill with appendi- 
citis. She underwent an operation 
in the Lancaster General Hospital 
and at this writing is convalescing 
in fine shape. We wish her a swift 
recovery and an early return to 
College Hill. 



Miss Brubaker received a dainty 
box of good things from a friend of 
hers. Later she was telling her 
friend how much she enjoyed it. 
Said Miss Brubaker, "Oh that chick- 
en was so good. I was just hungiy 
for chicken and I certainly did en- 
joy it." 

Her friend: "Chicken! what 

Miss B : "Why that chicken you 
gave me. It was a wing I think." 

Her friend : "Oh that wasn't 
chicken. That was rabbit." 

A soccer tournament was ar- 
ranged by Prof. Hoffer, the coach, 
between the day students, captain- 
ed by Raffensberger and the Dormi- 
tory boys captained by Daniel My- 
ers. Up to date five games were 

The first two games were won by 
the "Dorm" boys by the score of 2 
to in each game. Sollenberger 
was the star for the "Dorm" boys. 
His goal shooting featured in their 
victories. The next two games 
were won by the Day students. 
Schaeffer's goal kicking and L. My- 
ers' line driving featured their vic- 
tories. They won by the scores of 
3 to 1 and 1 to 0. The last game 
was bitterly contested. Schaeffer's 
goal kicking was given the high 
light although the ball was kept in 
the Day students' territory. Mr. 
Zendt as goal-keeper, was the star 
for the "Dorm" boys. The game 
ended in a scoreless tie. 

missed on the hall and in the class 
room, yet his influence that he 
threw out while at school will go on 
as time will pass. 

We are sorry that one of our Ped- 
agogical students, Mr. John Boone, 
will not be with us Winter term. 
The boys gave him a surprise fare- 
well social before he left. The af- 
fair was held in Commercial Hall 
and the boys say they had a fine 
time, although all are sorry to lose 
Mr. Boone from their hall. 

E. V. A.— R. M. 

Mr. Boone leaves school with the 
best wishes of all the students. His 
cheerful, optimistic face will be 

On November twenty-fourth the 
boys of Memorial Hall gave a ban- 
quet with Mr. Boone as guest of 
honor. The banquet was given in 
Commercial Hall at nine o'clock. 
Mr. Boone was escorted into the 
hall where the boys were waiting. 
The affair was a complete surprise 
to him, making it all the more 
esting. During the banquet we had 
music on the Victrola. Henry Wen- 
ger was appointed toastmaster af- 
ter which the boys responded by 
giving toasts. Prof. Hoffer, Dan- 
iel Myers, Ephraim Meyer, Ezra 
Wenger, Clarence Sollenberger, A. 
C. Baugher and Jesse Reber spoke. 
The general sentiment of the toasts 
bespoke of Mr. Boone's high Chris- 
tian character and his noble purpo- 
ses which he has set out to attain. 
Mr. Boone gave the concluding 
toast in which he said that the high 
standards of the school should and 
must be upheld. With this the ban- 
quet was concluded. The boys, 
without an exception, expressed 
their opinion that the banquet was 
a success. 



Prof. J. W. Lear also spoke to us. 
He dwelt on the subject of adjust- 
ment. He told and vividly illustrat- 
ed by figures how that our entire 
Category of Education is a matter 
of Adjustment. He said, "It is not 
good for one child or one man to be 
alone because then he fails to learn 
how to adjust himself. Each of us 
must see that our programs will fit 
in and work with the programs of 
others." This matter of adjust- 
ment he told us is not a mere pas- 
sive submission but often is preced- 
ed by discovery. He then showed 
that with adjustment we spend the 
most of our time in discovering laws 
physical, social and spiritual, and 
if we adjust ourselves to them we 
will be counted as successful men 
and women. We certainly enjoyed 
both addresses because they were 
so practical and timely. 

Dr. Kurtz and Prof. Lear also 
met with the faculty and consulted 
with them on school problems. 
They left us after dinner to visit 
the rest of the Brethren schools, 
and carried with them the greetings 
from our school to the other schools, 
some of whose greetings they had 
brought to us. 

Two representatives from the Ed- 
ucational board of the Church of the 

Brethren, Dr. D. W. Kurtz and 
Prof. J. W. Lear visited our school 
on December 2. They attended 
our Chapel services and Dr. Kurtz 
conducted our devotional exercises 
after which he addressed the stu- 
dent body. He reviewed the pie- 
tistic movement which spread over 
entire Europe and extended to A- 
merica in that many of the best 
men migrated to America. He told 
us how we are the direct descen- 
dants of this "cream" of Europe 
and appealed to us to make good 
with our "trust." He praised our 
schools as being such for whose 
standards and work we need not 
apologize. A few statements he 
made are : "I am afraid we have not 
only lived off the interest on the 
legacy we have received from our 
ancestors but have begun on the 
principal." "The richer we are 
the more religion we need to keep 
decent." Taking the latter state- 
ment he showed that by keeping 
apace with the wealth which in- 
creased from seven billion dollars 
in 1850 to one hundred and eighty- 
seven billion dollars in 1914, we 
must be twenty times more religious 
now than at that time. With this 
graphic illustration he showed how 
stupendous the task of Christian 
Education is. E. V. A. 

R. M. 

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Volume XVI I ,9^"^^' ' 1 ^^ Number 4 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor •. Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor . . , Edna E. Brubaker 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

Eva V. Arbegast 

School News Contributors -, t^ j ttt 

Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

Our College Times is published month y during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

Subscription rates one dollar per year; fifteen cents per copy; six subscriptions 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 


The Training School a lucrative position to undertake 

By the time this issue reaches our ^^Id work for the Sunday School 

readers the regular Bible Institute Board; her training has been thor- 

will have been ended and the ^ugh and her experience m S. S. 

special training school for Sunday ^ork varied, so that out of her 

School teachers and ministers will training and experience she brings 

be opening. The dates for this ses- ^ helpful message to those who 

sion are Jan. 16—30. Two weeks ^ear her. Eld. Hoff will present 

of training for the most important ^^^^^ studies and will discuss min- 

work in our churches today— the isterial problems of various kinds. 

Sunday School— under the instruc- ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ "^^ attended the Bible 

tion of specialists in their respec- Institute, do not miss this special 

tive fields. Sister Shickle gave up effort to bring these lessons to you. 


We are sure that those who have 
attended the regular session will 
want to remain for the special ses- 
sion so that no urging is needed in 
that quarter now. 

School Spirit 

The International Student Volun- 
teer Conference held between Dec. 
31 and Jan. 5 at Des Moines, Iowa, 
has occasioned the manifestation 
of a very noble and creditable 
spirit among our students. Three 
delegates, our full quota, were sent 
and the matter of defraying their 
expenses was referred to the stu- 
dents in chapel. In a short time the 
Voluntary subscriptions toward the 
defraying of the expenses incurred 
by sending the delegates, amounted 
to over one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. This is really remarkable. 
The amount in itself is not so large 
but considering the number of 
students, the nature of their cir- 
cumstances, and the cause for 
which it was given, it is very com- 

It is worthwhile to look at the 
reason back of the giving which 
actuated such an altriustic mani- 
festation. Most of the students who 
gave had to sacrifice something 
else. They knew that only a few 
could have the rare privilege of at- 
tending such a conference, but yet 
they gave cheerfully. Giving in 
such a spirit surely is desirable. It 
is entirely unselfish. 

Another characteristic is notice- 
able. The delegates could not have 
gone had not all given. They pulled 
together. The grand thing about it 
all is the fact that, when only a few 
can enjoy a certain privilege, all 

the rest will stand together and 
say, "We will select of our number 
and we will bear their expenses. 
They will represent us and will 
bring us a report which all can 

Back of such action we find 
Christian ideals which are the mo- 
tivating and governing forces in 
our students* lives. 

New Year's Resolutions 

The beginning of the New Year 
brings with it the custom of 
making resolutions. All of us 
have made them in the past years 
— and broken them. The word 
"resolve" means, in its derivation, 
to loosen, to solve, to disentangle, 
to simplify. Taking the derivation 
of the word, to make resolutions 
would involve the simplification of 
the problem confronting one, the 
directing of the attention on its es- 
sential elements, seen in their true 
relations, and disentangled from 
the non-essential. 

A resolution most worth making 
is one that affects one's entire life- 
time — not made for one or two 
years only, but for all of one's fu- 
ture life. A resolution most worth 
making is further one that is made 
according to some principle gov- 
erning one's life, according to some 
all-absorbing interest, large enough 
and permanent enough to take in a 
man's life. Every resolution made 
should be considered in these two 
relations — Will it be worth while 
for my whole life ! Is it in accord 
with the principles that guide my 
life into larger usefulness and ser- 
vice ? 


Literary Notes 

Dr. Coleman's Lectures 

We were favored by a visit from 
Dr. Coleman on December ninth 
and tenth. He is the educational 
secretary for the Church of the 
Covenanters. The aim of the church 
for which he is working is to teach 
citizens of the United States the 
necessity of recognizing Jesus 
Christ and embodying him in all 
law. He delivered four lectures, 
while here, on social, ethical and 
religious subjects. In this article 
are given some of the things he 

What the world needs today is 
leaders, Christian leaders, and they 
must come from our Christian 
schools. To each one of us, God 
has given at least one talent and he 
has a work ready for us before we 
are ready for the work. 

There are four different kinds of 
minds that make up our world. 
They are: (1) the individual mind; 
(2) the national mind; (3) the 
world mind; (4) the Divine mind. 
Of these, the first three are subject 
to change. Charles Darwin taught 
"The struggle for existence" or 
"the survival of the fittest." Only 
those who put up a fight and are 
able to overcome their surround- 
ings will survive. Among lower 
animals, the weak die and the 
strong live. In Germany they 
taught this doctrine. They wanted 
to inculcate this even into the 
school boy and he was taught to 
carry his books on his back as he 
would have to carry his knapsack 

later. The Germans developed the 
superman and later the super-na- 

What composes a country is not 
its mountains, rivers and material 
things, but its ideas. It is one mind 
composed of many ideas and when 
there is one mind there is unity. 
Our country is a unit on prohibition. 

The true definition of a thing is 
what God meant it to be. The coun- 
try is in the process of definition 
and likewise our lives. It will not 
be properly defined until the end. 
Our work is to bring about the 
proper adjustment between the in- 
dividual, national, world and divine 
mind. When this adjustment is 
made, then the kingdom of God is 
at hand. The reason that two peo- 
ple fight is because they do not un- 
derstand each other, their minds 
have not been adjusted to each 
other. The fight about the league 
of nations is nothing but a dog fight 
on a larger scale. People do not 
think the same. Some people can 
never adjust themselves to any- 
thing and therefore become aliens 
of the world and are given a life 
sentence behind stone walls. There 
are also aliens in the church be- 
cause they have not adjusted them- 
selves to the church, have not been 
bom fully into it. 

A broad mind is the one that can 
touch the most people at the most 
points, most of the time. The un- 
selfish person gets most out of life 
since he gives his life for others. 
We are in school to get in touch 
with many people and in turn get 



them in touch with God. Our life 
in school is an index of the life af- 
ter we leave school. What states- 
men are wrestling with today are 
the same problems that we are 
dealing with in the home, school, 
everywhere, that is, to change 
things. We are all trying to make 
the world after our own plan either 
from the outside as a mother when 
she uses a switch, or from the in- 
side by changing the mind. Jesus 
was the greatest revolutionist that 
ever lived. We are changed by 
education and by regeneration. To 
make people think is good, but to 
make people think right is better. 
The Holy Spirit should change our 
direction and the teachers lead us 
along that line. 

There are two methods by which 
the affairs of the world are con- 
ducted. These are competition and 
co-operation. Darwin's principle 
was that of competition and this 
has become the principle of the 
world. Struggle is the principle of 
human progress. Which of these 
two principles shall rule is the 
question of every phase of life. The 
home and the church are two un- 
spoiled institutions; in the home we 
do not have competition nor in the 
church or at least it should not be 
there. What the world needs is 
co-operation or team work, as we 
see it in the home. The idea of the 
home needs to be expanded and be 
made a world idea. What is need- 
ed in the church, school and busi- 
ness world is co-operation. 

It is an advantage to us that the 
world is prosperous, and so nations 
are coming to feel the need of co- 
operation. The reason we have 

wars, famines and poverty is be- 
cause the nations have not learned 
to co-operate. The only thing that 
will bring this co-operation is the 
religion of Jesus Christ. If the na- 
tions would have the same religion, 
they could agree and dwell in 
unity. This religion breaks down 
the middle wall of partition. It 
will wipe away race prejudice. 
There is no race or individual any- 
where that is not needed. The idea 
is to make the religion of Jesus 
Christ the basis of business, politics 
and schools as well as of the 

What is it that keeps order in 
our cities? What is it that protects 
our railroads? It is the church or 
religion. The conscience of the 
community is created by the church. 
It is creating order all the time. 
Without the church the world 
would go back to chaos. 

Co-operation is something very 
simple but people have not learned 
to practice it, because they do not 
heed the rules of the game. 

Jesus Christ is at the head of the 
ethical system. He receives his 
authority from God. The greatest 
agency under Jesus Christ is the 
nation to whom Jesus has given 
authority. The nation gave au- 
thority to government and the gov- 
ernment in turn gave authority to 
corporations, schools, and other or- 
ganizations. The authority of all 
holders of responsibility came indi- 
rectly from God. Whenever au- 
thority is given its source should 
be recognized. No nation yet has 
acknowledged the authority of 
Jesus Christ. In our constitution, 
God is not mentioned. The great 


issue before the world today, is the 
recognition of this authority. God 
is calling on nations today to 
recognize His Son. We should seek 
to put into our fundamental law 
the recognition of Jesus Christ and 
make Him the supreme rule every- 

God made this world and it must 
be run according to his plan. So 
many people are trying to run the 
world without the instruction book. 
Lack of this instruction book 
brought about the world war. We 
have to accept the world as God 
made it and run it according to his 
plan. God created the world good. 
It got out .of repair and then Jesus 
came to repair it. We must finish 
the repairs. — E. Z. 

Preparation for Life 

"All education should be for- 
ward-looking and fruitful. But 
there is room for doubt whether 
earning a living is all there is to 
life. The idea of a liberal educa- 
tion is based on the contrary as- 
sumption. It is assumed, for ex- 
ample, that the unpaid duties of 
citizenship are a part of life, and 
that a man should be prepared for 
these by learning — something 
about the institutions Under which 
he lives and the obligations of the 
individual to the public. It is as- 
sumed that it is a part of life to 
live worthily as a human being may 
live who has his sensibilities re- 
fined, his imagination kindled, and 
his mind infonned and stimulated. 
On this assumption a man should 
be prepared not only to contribute 

marketable services to his com- 
munity, but to enrich his com- 
munity through the perfecting of 
his own life. 

It is further assumed that it is a 
part of life to grow and improve. 
If this is the case, then a man 
should be prepared not only to un- 
dertake jobs and employ methods 
already defined, but to create new 
jobs and new methods. To be 
qualified for this a man needs not 
technique but principles. 

The source of invention are a 
grasp of fundamental laws and a 
fertile imagination, neither of which 
is produced in a trade-school. An 
inventive engineer needs physics 
more than he needs shopwork; an 
inventive business man needs 
economics more than he needs ac- 
counting; an inventive architect 
needs the principles of design and 
the history of art more than he 
needs the art of reading and writ- 
ing specifications. In short, prep- 
aration for citizenship, for personal 
resourcefulness and for creative 
leadership is preparation for life; 
and it is the peculiar business of 
liberal education to provide that 

— Harvary Alumni Bulletin. 

Three College Presidents 

Pres. E. M. Hopkins, of Dart- 
mouth said recently, "I hold it true 
beyond the possibility of cavil that 
the criterion of the strength of a 
college is the strength of its faculty. 
If the faculty is strong, the college 
is strong; if the faculty is weak, the 
college is weak. Plant, material 


equipment, financial resouces, ad- 
ministrative methods, trustee or- 
ganization, alumni enthusiasm and 
loyalty, are but accessory to the 
getting and holding of strength at 
this point — none of them insigni- 
ficant in importance but all of them 

"The American people have a 
faith in education that is both sub- 
lime and pathetic. It is sublime be- 
cause it reveals so fine a spirit and 
so noble a purpose. It is pathetic 
in that it depends upon frail and 
feeble human instruments for its 
accomplishment. If the schools and 
colleges of the country were so to 
conduct themselves as to shake the 
nation's faith in them and in edu- 
cation, the resulting crash would 
be heard all round the world." 

— Pres, Butler, Columbia. 

"The college should aim to pro- 
mote intellectual persistence, moral 
character, and a sense of responsi- 

bility both for the sake of the stu- 
dent's own growth and for the 
benefit of the community about 
him. A very marked improvement 
in this respect has been made in the 
last score of years, but as yet our 
colleges are not on as high a plane 
as they ought to reach. The re- 
sults cannot be attained solely by 
the standards of examination, im- 
portant as these are. Nor will lec- 
tures, however excellent, suffice of 
themselves,. What is required is the 
personal influence of trained and 
mature minds upon untrained and 
immature ones, and therefore care- 
ful attention to the individual stu- 
dent, a close and friendly inter- 
course between instructor and pu- 
pil, sympathy and unremitting co- 
operation between the administra- 
tive authorities and the student 
body. All this demands a larger 
staff in proportion to the number of 
undergraduates, and consequently 
a larger expenditure than in the 
past." — Pres. Lowell, Harvard. 

Religious News 

Centuries ago people discovered 
that special training is needed by 
men who have great tasks to do. 
They also found out that books and 
teachers are essential to every in- 
dividual's training if good citizen- 
ship shall result. Our public schools, 
colleges and universities are the in- 
stitutions that have been establish- 
ed to bring about this result. But 
they are found lacking in supplying 
the leadership needed. 

The church has always had 
leaders and also an ever increasing 
vision of more and better leaders. 
She has studied the needs of the 
world and is conscious that she only 
can satisfy them. The world has 
awakened and discovered the same 
for herself. Therefore from the 
whole world comes the call for ef- 
ficient Christian leadership. What a 
momentous power lies in the Chris- 
tian College — the only hope of our 
nation and of the world ! 


In the complex society of the 
world many kinds of workers are 
needed. There is need and use for 
every talent from the smallest to 
the greatest. God's ideal is that all 
men shall know Him, that all work- 
men everywhere shall be Christian 
workmen. But that ideal cannot be 
realized unless many Christians to- 
day give all their time to Chris- 
tian service. This is the aim of the 
Volunteer Movement. 

Every Volunteer promises God 
his life without reserve to be used 
in a distinctively Christian voca- 
tion. This means that God's guid- 
ance be sought. It means also that 
preparation be made for leadership 
in the God-chosen field, either as a 
pastor, evangelist, teacher in a 
Christian School, medical mission- 
ary, or a home or foreign mission- 

The mission of the Church is the 
Great Commission of the Christ. 
The watch word of the Volunteers 
is "The World for Christ in this 
Generation." Our fundamental aim 
is the same, and that is the reason 
that the two are so vitally con- 
nected and that the Volunteer or- 
ganization is not separate from the 
church movement. 

Altho God has a plan for every 
life there are some whom he has 
given more ability and greater op- 
portunities than he has to others. 
Every student therefore who is 
blessed with the privileges of a 
Christian College and has good 
health should feel responsible to 
place his life in God's hands to be 
used all the time in Christian ser- 
vice. A person can be a true Chris- 
tian in any vocation if he does it on 

the stewardship plan, seeking first 
the kingdom of God and His 
righteousness. The world needs 
such Christians in every vocation, 
and Christian education thru the 
home, the church and the College 
must supply them. But the whole 
world, from the Christian nations 
to the lands where Christ's name 
has never been heard, needs Volun- 
teers to give all. Will not many 
more young Christians purpose to 
do this? 

On Sunday, December fourteen 
Messrs. Bangher, Reber, Hertzler, 
Royer and Sollenberger rendered 
programs at Carlisle and at Harris- 
burg. The following talks were 
given and special music was also a 
part of each service. 

"Reality in Religion," Clarence 

"Unity," Jesse Reber. 

"Intensified Missions," Ephraim 

"Visions," A. C. Bangher. 

At 7:30 p. m. of the same day, 
the following program was given 
at Newville. 

"Service," Emma Ziegler. 

Recitation, "There will be room 
in Heaven," Ella Boaz. 

"A Swarm of Bees," Laura Her- 

"No Room for Jesus," David 

Prof. Meyer spoke to the Volun- 
teers on Saturday evening, Decem- 
ber thirteen. An address by some 
Faculty member, or a special pro- 
gram by several Volunteers, is ar- 
ranged every week. These meet- 
ings are well attended and are al- 
ways helpful to all. — S. C. S. 



Our School Departments 

The Natural Sciences 

The Department of Natural 
Science offers courses in Political 
and Physical Geography, Geology, 
Zoology, Botany and Biology. The 
work done makes use of the libra- 
ry, class-room, field, laboratory, 
and private study. One of the 
values of the study of natural sci- 
ence derives from the fact that it 
affords this variety of means of 
contact with nature. In some 
branches of study the work is most- 
ly done in the private study, and 
possibly the library, but the natural 
sciences use the powers of observa- 
tion, comparison, analysis and de- 
duction, thus providing the best 
means for arousing and developing 
the powers of the mind. 

The student in Biology, for in- 
stance, observes the forms of life 
about him in nature and compares 
their characteristics; he takes such 
as he can into the laboratory and, 
upon closer observation, com- 
parison and analysis, forms con- 
clusions and derives principles 
showing the relations and functions 
of the various living forms. This is 
the end of instruction in natural 
science — to know natural life and 
natural forms in their relations, to 
understand their functions, and to 
appreciate their meaning for hu- 
man society and its growth and de- 

One term each is devoted to 
Physical Geography, Political 
Geography, and Geology; a semes- 
ter each to Elementary Zoology 

and Botany. In these latter courses 
considerable field and laboratory 
work are required. Thirty-five 
mounted specimens, together with 
a descriptive analysis of one speci- 
men of each of the larger groups of 
insects, carefully written up in 
notebook form, constitute this 
phase of the work in Zoology. In 
El. Botany the student collects, 
names and mounts one hundred 
specimens of the flora of the im- 
mediate community and analyzes 
twenty-five representative plants. 
Supplementary reading, beyond the 
scope of the classroom text, is as- 
signed and tested in both these 
courses. All our biological work is 
greatly facilitated by the addition 
to our equipment of thirteen dis- 
secting microscopes, the gift to the 
school of Mr. Graybill Minnich, of 
Lititz, Pa. 

In the course in College Biology 
now being given, considerable at- 
tention is given to the histological 
part of the subject. As a whole, 
the course is descriptive in nature. 
The characteristics and relations of 
the various groups of the animal 
world are carefully studied. The 
most prominent of these relations 
is that of "simple to complex." 
That is, the simplest organisms are 
studied first; then follow those 
more complex, and so on to the 
most complex. Thus the co-ordina- 
tion of the various elements, pro- 
cesses and functions of any one 
group of animals forms the next 
group, in order of complexity. 



On the practical side, application 
is made to problems of sanitation, 
food production and consumption, 
hygiene, disease, and heredity. The 
greatest need of this department is 
additional microscopes, of the com- 
pound type, to facilitate histologic- 
al work ; a number of new books on 
Natural Science have been added 
to the library this year, but addi- 
tions will be constantly needed 
here also ; specimens for the mu- 
seum are also welcomed. Tempor- 
ary adjustments have been made 
for the biological work by placing 
a number of laboratory tables into 
one of the classrooms, together 
with shelves for equipment, etc. 
The new Gibbel Science Hall will 
meet the needs for adequate space 
for storerooms, laboratory and 
classrooms for this department. 

— L S. H. 

Science from the Christian 

In the present era of education 
we are passing through a great 
transition marked by the passing of 
the ancient classical and disciplin- 
ary studies and the ushering in of 
sciences to an ever-increasing de- 
gree and constantly widening range 
of choices. The pendulum of time 
has swung from the disciplinary 
view of education to the practical 
view. The school is coming to be 
looked upon as the means for trans- 
mitting and fostering the material- 
ly valuable portions of our racial 

In this comparatively recent in- 
creasing emphasis upon science 
and physical matter there is great 
need on the part of the student and 
teacher of the proper viewpoint 
and a proper process of reasoning. 
Constantly handling material 
things and dealing with the prop- 
erties of matter may gradually 
cause the student to lose his sense 
of higher spiritual values and lead 
him to the point where he is 
prone to deny the existence of 
higher spiritual forms and realities. 
True reasoning demands a belief in 
God. Every student going into the 
laboratory ought to go thru with 
the aim of learning more of God. 
A course in school ought to bring 
one closer to God rather than lead 
one away from Him. A mind 
trained to think apart from the 
fundamentals of Christian truth is 
one of the great tragedies of 
modern education. 

The only rational process of 
thinking is the one which proceeds 
from the idea of the recognition of 
God as the center of the great 
realm of thought. Christian Educa- 
tion emphasizes the truth that we 
are living in a spiritual universe 
and that God is over and above all 
His creation. As the chemist 
analyzes matter he ought to be led 
to the thought that God the Divine 
author has spoken the whole realm 
of matter into existence. As the 
physicist discovers and applies the 
laws of physical matter he ought to 
bow in reverence to the Creator 
whose thoughts he is permitted to 
think after Him. With uncovered 
head he should stand in awe of the 
power that operates in secret at his 



feet. As the mathematician draws 
his plans and circles he ought not 
to fail to grasp the fact of the great 
Mathematical mind that planned 
and ordered the Universe. As the 
inventor brings forth his new 
product and the discoverer dis- 
closes some great truth; they are 
but acting in harmony with the 
great decree that man shall "Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and re- 
plenish the earth and subdue it." 

The Christian College tries to 
employ teachers of sound Christian 
character. There is a very large 
field of service open to the Chris- 
tian teacher of science. The teacher 
must create the atmosphere of the 
scientific laboratory and atmos- 
phere must ever foster a healthy, 
spiritual growth of the student. 
One of the great dangers of mod- 
ern secular education is the con- 
stant presence and pervading in- 

fluence of a laboratory instructor 
who may be a mighty engine of 
logic but may woefully lack the 
finer spiritual sensibilities that 
characterize the Christian who is in 
communion with God. A teacher 
with a flippant and unbelieving at- 
titude toward Christian truth may 
not only seriously vitiate the atmos- 
phere of a school but may wreck 
entirely the spiritual life of many 
of his students. Logic alone can- 
not solve the world's greatest prob- 
lems. The wisest and most con- 
structive thinker is he who admits 
his mental limitations and leaves 
sufficient room for faith. 

In short, the primal needs of the 
science department of a Christian 
College are the upholding of the 
fundamentals of Christian truth for 
mental stability and a Christian 
teacher for radiating an elevating 
atmosphere. — H. H. N 

At the opening of the winter livered a splendid inaugural ad- 
term, fourteen new members were dress on "Traits of Character." 
admitted to the society. 

The following program was then 
On December sixth, the society rendered: Music, Society; Discus- 
met in regular public session. The sion, Experience, Our Teacher, 
president, ■ Mr. Daniel Myers, de- Miss M. Ada Douty; Solo, The Mer- 



maid, Miss Kathryn Hassler. A 
timely and interesting debate on 
the subject, ''Resolved that the 
world-war has done more harm 
than good" was discussed affirma- 
tively by Miss Emma Zeigler and 
Mr. J. D. Reber and negatively by 
Miss Margaret Oellig and Mr. 
Robert Mohr; Reading, Both Sides, 
Miss Louise Jeter. This was follow- 
ed by a very unique trio, Poor Old 
Joe, Messrs. John Bechtel, Jr., 
Amos Meyer and Paul Zug. 

Regular Program 
Dec. 13 

Music, Silent Night, Holy Night, 
Victrola; Recitation, Uncle Pete, 
Miss Ella C. Boaz; Reading, The 
Christmas Sheaf, Miss Mabel Fred- 
erick; Music, Victrola selection. A 
very good essay on "Gifts" was 
then given by Miss Ruby Oellig. 
Mr. Henry Wenger then delivered 
an oration "Spartacus to the Gladi- 
ators" in a forceful and delightful 
manner. — A. G. Y. 

Alumni Notes 

B. F. Waltz, '10 has resigned the Pa. He served in the Intelligence 
pastorate of the Elk Lick Church, Department of the U. S. Army dur- 
Elk Lick, Pa. ing the war. 

Tillman Ebersole, '11, is prin- 
cipal of the Quarryville (Lane. 
Co.) High School. 

Paul H. Engle, '15, took a lead- 
ing part in an operatic and ballad 
recital at Philadelphia on Friday 
evening, Dec. 5. 

Francis L. Oleweiler, '11, is in 
business with his father-in-law, Mr. 
W. A. Withers, since his return 
from service overseas with the U. 
S. Army. 

Scott Smith, '17, has returned to 
his former position as instructor in 
the High School at Nesquahoming, 

S. G. Meyer, '10, conducted a 
series of meetings in the Lititz 
congregation during the latter part 
of November. Twenty-three ac- 
cessions are the result of this evan- 
gelistic effort. 

Nora L. Hollenberg (nee Reber) 
'13, with her husband, will sail 
with a party of outgoing mission- 
aries for the China Field on Janu- 
ary 27. They served in the pas- 
torate of a congregation at Liberty, 
111., just previous to the departure 
for their new field of activity. 

Jacob H. Gingrich, '15, accom- 
panied by Mrs. Gingrich, visited on 
College Hill on December 16. They 
spent part of their holiday vaca- 
tion at the home of Mr. Gingrich's 
parents, near Lebanon, Pa. Mr. 



Gingrich is pursuing graduate 
work in religious education at the 
University of Chicago in connec- 
tion with his work at Bethany Bible 
school as instructor in Expression. 

College Hill was the scene of a 
beautiful marriage ceremony on 
Christmas Day when Mary G. Her- 
shey, '15, became the wife of E. 
Merton Crouthamel, '11. The cere- 
mony took place at 4:30 p. m. in 
Music Hall, which was decorated 
in keeping with the occasion and 
the season. Eld. H. K. Ober was 
the officiating minister. The im- 
mediate families and a few friends 
of the bride and groom were the 
only guests. An informal recep- 
tion and luncheon followed the 
ceremony, after which the happy 
couple left for Butler, Pa., where 
Mr. Crouthamel is instructor of 
Mathematics in the High School. 

Letter From China 

The following letter, crowded 
out of the last issue, should have 
appeared in this column. — Ed. 

"We are much encouraged at 
the prospects for China with the 
new movement on foot for pushing 
missions, together with the intro- 
duction of the National Phonetic 
System, which is just beginning to 
attack China's illiteracy, and which 
we hope may, before many years, 
be the means of making the open 
Bible possible to all the Chinese 
throughout this great land. You 
will of course wonder what the Na- 
tional Phonetic System is. It is a 
phonetic alphabet for the Chinese 

language, consisting of thirty-nine 
symbols, and these symbols are 
then used in combination to form 
various words in the Chinese 
language. In the present system of 
Chinese, and the system which has 
been in use for many centuries 
past, there are thousands of char- 
acters, each character signifying a 
distinct word. As a result, only a 
very small percentage of the popu- 
lation of this country have been 
able to read. It is hoped and be- 
lieved, however, that by adopting 
and promoting the use of the Na- 
tional Phonetic Script it will enable 
those who are now illiterate to read 
and write intelligently in a short 
time. It is a Chinese product, being 
backed by the government, thus 
the illiterates look upon it not as 
one more dose of foreign medicine, 
but as a part of the national system 
of education. It is written verti- 
cally, just as the old characters 
have been, and a page written in 
the modified form has all the ap- 
pearance of Chinese. The new 
system is beyond the experimental 
stage and has splendid prospects of 
being made universal. It very 
vitally concerns the Christian 
Church in China, for we hope by it 
to enable every member of the 
church, as well as those outside, to 
be able to read the Bible for him- 
self. I, for one, am especially 
grateful for the simplified Chinese 
script for the purpose - of using it 
with the hospital patients, for we 
hope by this method to be able to 
help many to read God's word 
before leaving the hospital, for it 
can be very quickly learned. Since ' 
we have come here this summer I 



have undertaken to teach it to our 
cook, and in a very short time he 
had mastered the rudiments and in 
a few days time was able to read 
Mark's gospel quite readily, and I 
am expecting him, after his return 
home, to teach it to his mother and 

"You will rejoice with me to 
know of the splendid work now 
being done in Shansi, the province 
in which our mission stations are 
located, for the governor has been 
very active during the past couple 
years in bringing about moral re- 
forms, encouraging education, etc. 
He is much in sympathy with the 
work being done by the mission- 
aries, and the opportunities for ser- 
vice on the part of the missionaries 
of Shansi at this time are unlimited. 
This is a very remarkable fact 
when one considers the open doors 
in Shansi today and the favorable 
attitude of the governor toward 
missionary efforts in contrast to the 
conditions at the time of the Boxea* 
uprising in 1900, when the province 
of Shansi was the most anti-foreign 
of any province in China. Our 
present governor now stands head 
and shoulders over any other 
provincial governor in China in the 
way of effecting moral reforms and 
paving the way for work to be done 
by our Christian missionaries. 
Governor Yen has been pushing the 
National Phonetic Script more than 
any other governor in China, he 
has been enforcing the unbinding 
of feet, endeavoring to wipe out the 
opium trade, pushing education, 
etc. During the past year many of 
the schools in our province have 
almost doubled in enrollment. We 

trust that many of the other 
provincial governors may follow 
his example. You will readily see 
from these facts that at the present 
moment the church has within its 
reach an unparalleled opportunity 
for evangelistic work, and for 
bringing under gospel instruction 
many of those with whom inter- 
course might otherwise be difficult. 
Pray that through Him we may be 
equal to our opportunities as they 
come to us." 

"It has been a great joy not only 
to hear of the Forward Movement 
in Missions put forth by the home 
church, but also to know that Eliza- 
bethtown College is making similar 
strides, and that there are splendid 
prospects ahead of the school be- 
coming a standardized institution. 
Am so glad to know of the good 
work being done and believe that 
by the time I again see good old 
Elizabethtown College she will 
have greatly outgrown her present 
walls and will have under her in- 
struction young men and women 
far outnumbering those of the past. 
May the dear Father continue to 
bless in your efforts to promote His 
cause, both in connection with the 
college and the work of the 
Church, and may His grace ever 
abound toward you is my prayer. 

Yours in the Master's service, 

— Bessie M. Rider. 

Sister Rider graduated from 
Elizabethtown College in the Ad- 
vanced Commercial Course in 1903. 
Later she took up literary work and 
then pursued a course of training 
in the General Hospital at Lancas- 
ter, Pa., from which she was gradu- 
ated as nurse in 1913. In June 1915 



she was accepted by the General 
Conference for the work in China, 
having spent the previous year at 
the Bethany Bible School. She 
reached China in March, 1916. She 
is now the nurse-in-charge at the 
hospital conducted by our workers 
at Ping Ting Hsien, in the province 

of Shansi, which position she has 
held since taking up the work 
there. She was the first American 
nurse among our missionary force 
in China. Other alumni at the 
same station with sister Rider are 
I. E. Oberholtzer, '06, and Mary 
A. Schaeffer, '13. 

School News 

Wanted — A hair curler, by Miss 

Miss Shenk visited Miss Ethel 
Wenger at her home in the Mid- 
way Congregation. 

Prof. Hoffer delivered one of the 
important addresses at a local in- 
stitute in Elizabethtown recently. 

Mr. Hornafius very kindly acted 
as baggage master for Miss Hol- 
singer during the Christmas vaca- 

We overheard Miss Henning say 
to one of the girls the other day — 
"Oh, it's shocking to hear you so 

One of the girls said about an- 
other, "Oh! she is so confection- 

And again, "Oh, do be sensi- 
tive." (sensible). 

Dr. Coleman's lectures, reported 
elsewhere in this issue, were an in- 
spiration to all who heard them. 
They were deep in meaning and 
full of earnest thought. 

We are very happy to have with 
us again Miss Sara Royer who has 
recovered from her recent opera- 
tion. Miss Royer was glad to be 
able to resume her work. 

Miss Reber was speaking in 
Teacher's Training Class about 
holding teacher's meetings. She 
said, "If you can't have teacher's 
meetings once a week, have it twice 
a week." 

On the evening of December 17 
some of the students walked to 
Newville to attend the Christmas 
program given by the Newville S. 
S. They reported that the pro- 
gram was excellent. 

In Educational Psychology the 
class was studying the laws of 
learning. They were observing the 
actions of a six-day old chick con- 
fined in a pen. Said Prof. Meyer, 
"Mr. R. what will this chick do to 
get out?" 

Mr. R. — "Jump up against the 

Prof. M.— "What else will he 

Mr. R. — Crow. 



As we go to press the students 
and faculty are leaving for their 
homes to spend the Yuletide. Our 
vacation will extend until January 
5, so the New Year will be several 
days old when we meet again. 

The announcement by the Presi- 
dent in Chapel that Christmas va- 
cation was to be extended one week 
on account of the absence of sev- 
eral members of the faculty was 
greeted by a storm of applause. 

There has been quite a bit of 
sickness among the students re- 
cently. Our preceptress Miss 
Crouthamel, has been a friend in 
deed to all the girls. We certainly 
appreciate her services in our be- 

The new students are becoming 
adjusted to their new school home 
very rapidly. Things are a bit 
crowded but every one bears it 
cheerfully. On the whole, we are 
a very happy crowd on College 


We have been enjoying the 
privilege of using some of the 
Victrola records belonging to Mr. 
Ezra Wenger. Anyone who feels 
so disposed may continue the good 
work of presenting us with enter- 
tainment of this sort. 

of their hall at the beginning of 
the winter term. Conversation and 
a contest made the time pass 
rapidly. After enjoying the "eats" 
we all returned to our rooms happy 
in stomachs and hearts. 

A members' meeting of those be- 
longing to the Church of the Breth- 
ren was held for the students in 
Music Hall on December 16. Prof. 
Ober, Elder Taylor and Prof. 
Meyer gave instruction in church 
ordinances. These meetings are a 
great help to every student. 

On Thursday evening December 
18, the chorus class under the di- 
rection of Mrs. Via, rendered a 
Christmas cantata in the chapel. 
It was entitled "The Greatest Gift." 
Mises Bartine and Jeter, Messrs. 
Royer and Meyer sang the solos. 
They were ably supported by the 
chorus. Mrs. Via is to be con- 
gratulated on the splendid results. 

Elizabethtown College had its 
full quota of delegates at the In- 
ternational Student Volunteer Con- 
vention held at Des Moines, Iowa, 
Dec. 31 — Jan. 4. Messrs. Ezra 
Wenger and A. C. Baugher repre- 
sented the student body and Prof. 
J. G. Meyer the faculty. An ac- 
count of the meeting by the dele- 
gates will be published in our next 

Misses Ada and Martha Young 
delightfully entertained the girls 

On the evening of December 5, 
we enjoyed a splendid lecture on 



**What America Means to Me" by 
Dr. Evans. The lecture was full of 
humor and yet contained many 
nuggets of thought. Dr. Evans is 
a nephew of Lloyd George, the 
English premier, but is a citizen of 
the United States. His Irish good- 
humor was in evidence throughout 
the evening. 

The basket ball season opened 
with a public game on December 5. 
An enthusiastic crowd witnessed 
the game. The teams were evenly 
matched. It was a thriller from 
start to finish. The final score was 

On Friday evening Dec. 12, the 
Day and Boarding undergrads 
met. The passing of the under- 
grads featured the playing of the 
first half. The score was 17-7 in 
favor of the undergrads at the end 
of the first half. The final score 
was 24-21 in favor of the under- 

The season will only be a success 
if you make it so. Public games 
are played every Friday night. 
Come ! and cheer for your favorite 

Music Hall was the scene of a 
merry group of girls on the even- 
ing of December 17. The event 
was a surprise Christmas party for 
our friend and preceptress, Miss 
Crouthamel. To say she was sur- 
prised is expressing it mildly. Vic- 
trola music and some of the good 
old Christmas carols made all of 
us catch the spirit of the season. 
Then, too. Miss Kreps recited "The 

Trapper's Christmas Dinner" very 
effectively. Miss Douty, represent- 
ing the girls, presented Miss 
Crouthamel with a beautiful leather 
travelling bag as a token of our ap- 
preciation. After hearty good 
wishes we went to our rooms well 
pleased with the evening's cele- 
bration. — E. V. A. 

— R. W. 

Meeting of the P. S. E. A. 

The seventieth meeting of the 
Pennsylvania State Educational As- 
sociation convened at Philadelphia, 
Dec. 29 — Jan. 1. The big, out- 
standing topic of the meeting was, 
"Democracy — what are its de- 
mands on the public schools? How 
shall these demands be met?" 
Prominent educators from other 
states as well as from Pennsylvania 
were present to assist in the meet- 

One of these educators, Prof. C. 
H. Judd. of the University of 
Chicago, said, in the course of an 
address, that there is a present de- 
mand for a clearer understanding 
of social obligations and for train- 
ing to meet these obligations. The 
school must anticipate the needs of 
the community and, not by narrow 
courses but by a comprehensive 
view of the needs of society, trains 
pupils to be efficient in the dis- 
charge of their duties to society. 

Dr. A. D. Yocum, of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, in speak- 
ing along the same line, named 
three great objectives, on the social 
side, for education: (1) We must 
provide an education which tends 



to give a solution to our democratic, 
social problems; (2) The in- 
dividual must be brought to a 
higher social level; (3) We must 
insure to every American an unem- 
barassed entrance into our demo- 
cratic, social intercourse. A demo- 
cratic solution involves the sur- 
render on the part of the individual 
of anything which conflicts with 
the common good. The Prohibition 
Amendment is an example of such 
a democratic solution. 

Prof. A. R. Brubaker, President 
of Albany Normal College, Albany, 
N. Y., stated the problem by say- 
ing that the school is dedicated to 
the transmission to youth of the 
folkways of democracy. Some of 
the things included in folkways 
are care of health, habits of in- 
dustry, the socialized will, social- 
ized self-control, respect for law 
and order, the merging of the in- 
dividual will into the social will. 
Of these the socialized will is the 
most important. The school must 
produce the social-minded citizen. 
Everything in the curriculum must 
have social value and must be 
brought into the greatest social re- 
lief. ''Righteousness exalteih a na- 
tion" — but righteousness in a de- 
mocracy is a social righteousness. 
Righteousness has been named the 
masterword in the Old Testament; 
it is also the masterword in de- 

Pres. M. L. Burton, recently 
elected president of the University 
of Michigan, in an address on the 

demands of democracy, said that 
the war has taught us that educa- 
tion and democracy are insepara- 
ble. America believed in education 
before the war, but now she has a 
passion for education. The de- 
mands of democracy are three : 
First, it demands clear thinking on 
the part of everyone on all the is- 
sues before us. There is no room 
among us for the demagogue. We 
must use our heads. The things we 
have accepted as permanent in our 
democracy are all being questioned 
and are constantly undergoing 
changes. The only permanent ele- 
ment is the element of change. 
These problems of derfiocracy will 
always be before us, in some form 
or other. We must demand the 
facts; then we must insist upon 
legislation in keeping with the 
facts, when once they are at our 
disposal. We must acquire a calm- 
ness, a sane attitude, must see life 
steadily and see it whole — we must 
keep our heads. 

In the second place, democracy 
demands a profound respect for 
our American civilization. The 
present attitude of certain in- 
dividuals and groups should be a 
warning. We need constructive, 
sharply-defined thought for the 
next step before we wipe the slate 
clean and give up our present sub- 
stantial ways of doing. In the third 
place, democracy demands loyalty 
to the things which have value and 
which are considered vital to the 
life of our democratic institutions. 

—I. S. H. 



The Great Adventure 

Two young college boys were 
discussing a remarkable moving 
picture that they had seen. 

"It was exciting," said one, "but 
such things don't happen. They 
are made to order by the film com- 
pany. Nothing unusual happens 
nowadays. What chance is there 
for real adventure in our lives?" 

"There's the war. We could be- 
come aviators 'somewhere in 
France.' There would be thrills 
enough for you." 

"Yes but it isn't our war. What 
I want is real adventure in my own 

"There's Mexico. You might try 

"There's no 'adventure' in being 
shot at from behind a cactus or dy- 
ing of sunstroke on a treeless 

'What do you call adventure?" 

"Rescuing people in peril. Do- 
ing great things in the face of in- 
surmountable odds. Being a 'hero,' 
if you like. There's nothing left 
for a man here except money-grub- 
bing and politics and grinding in 
college. I wish I'd been born in the 
age of chivalry!" 

The student was half laughing, 
half serious as he spoke. Just then 
he looked up and saw coming down 
the street a group of noisy under- 
classmen, some of them new to city 

They stopped near a questionable 
resort, and two of the number went 

in. The others stayed outside argu- 
ing with one who had hesitated to 
enter. In the light of the street 
the student who was eager for ad- 
venture could see in the face of the 
fellow student a look of fear and 
shame, as if he were hailing at the 
parting of the ways. 

He who had bewailed the lack of 
"chances" for heroism hesitated, 
too, but only for a moment. Then 
he hurried forward, stepped into 
the group surrounding the hesitat- 
ing boy, put his hand on his shoul- 
der and said, "Don't go!" 

The youth stared at him, 
recognized him as a senior he had 
admired at a distance, glanced 
round at the faces of his tempters, 
and then, with a cry, shook off a 
hand that had been on his arm and 
walked away. No one spoke; the 
senior joined his friend and they 
went on toward the campus. They 
did not refer to what had happened 
but when the student reached his 
room he found himself trembling as 
if he had passed through some tre- 
mendous experience. 

He had. The great adventure 
had come to him. The saving of a 
soul had fallen to his lot. As he 
prayed his mother's prayer that 
night he asked for a vision that 
sees the knighthood that always 
exists in every age, the chivalry of 
the pure in heart, the great adven- 
ture of saving souls that stand 
trembling at the parting of the 
ways that separate Death and Life. 
— Youth's Companion. 

ill imwii itMii 

Volume XVII 7^^^ Number 5 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor J. G. Meyer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

School News Contributors ] t> j ttt 

( Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

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as an action of the United States legislature. 

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In This Issue their work. We hope all these ac- 

We have attempted to give a f.«"^*^ ^!" ^^ ^^^P^"^ ^"? '"^^^'■ 

rather extensive report of the work *^^^ *^ ^" «"^ ^^"^^^ workers. 

done in the Bible Institute and 

Training School. We hope thus to 

give to those who could not be ^^^ General Sessions 

present an account which will not The Bible Institute opened on 

only prove interesting but also in- Jan. 8 with a sermon by Eld. Albert 

structive. Sister Shickle's work in Hollinger, of Gettysburg, Pa., on 

Sunday School Pedagogies is given "Preparing the Heart for God's 

in such detail that our S, S. workers Truth." On the following evening 

can use this report as a guide in Eld. George Weaver, of Manheim, 


preached on "A Race for Life." 
Two other evening sessions were 
given to illustrate lectures on our 
India Missions by Eld. Emmert; an- 
other evening service was used by 
Sister Lydia Taylor in an address 
on "Dress Reform." The remain- 
ing evening services, throughout 
both sessions, were conducted by 
Eld. Hoff , who preached sermons on 
"Stewardship," "Experiential Re- 
ligion," "The Unique Value of Re- 
ligion, or Christianity the Saving 
Power of the World," "The In- 
dwelling of the Holy Spirit," 
"Christian Growth," "Christian 
Service," "Regeneration," "The 
Second Coming of Christ," etc. 
Nine of our students stood for 

Christ during these meetings. 

The attendance during the daily 
sessions of the Bible Institue was 
very good, the largest attendance, 
Tuesday p. m., Jan. 13, being about 
250, students excluded. The at- 
tendance during the Training 
School Sessions was not large but 
the interest was very good. Those 
who did attend expressed them- 
selves to the effect that this work 
should be perpetuated at our school 
and that more of our people should 
take advantage of these remark- 
able opportunities. Later we hope 
to say something further on the 
possibilities and outlook for work 
of this kind in the coming years. 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

The one large event at Eliza- 
bethtown College during the month 
of January was our Annual Bible 
Institute and Training School. The 
meetings were fraught with moun- 
tain-top experiences that put new 
zeal and redoubled determination 
into the faculty, the student-body, 
and our friends to make Elizabeth- 
town College an integral part in the 
great work of Christian education 
in our brotherhood. The college re- 
ceived a fresh baptism of the Holy 
Spirit. This spirit has swept over 
our two state districts, and congre- 
gation by congregation is doing 
their share in bringing our dream 
into reality. 

When our friends are brought 
face to face with the value of Chris- 
tian Education, practically all as- 
sist in our noble cause. The so- 
licitors frequently are told of the 
evil effects of sending young men 
and women to College. But there 
persons generally speak of those 
not going to a denominational col- 


A — Its Value to the Individual 

1. It provides for the perfect 
and symmetrical development of 
the whole man. 



2. It fits for the largest useful- 

3. It inspires to the highest 
ideals, motives and consecrated 

B — Its Value to the Church 

1. It saves the Church from 
formalism and fanaticism. 

2. It saves the Church from 
skepticism and infidelity. 

3. It keeps science and religion 
in harmony. 

4. It furnishes the. Church with 
her trained leaders. 

The Church gets ninety-two per 
cent, of all her ministers, mission- 
aries and other Christian workers 
from denominational colleges and 
less than four per cent, from the 
State schools. 

This alone makes the Christian 
college a necessity to the Church, 
and pays for all her outlay on her 
denominational colleges. 

In a period of five years, North- 
western University sent four-fifths 
as many missionaries to the foreign 
field as all the State Universities in 
America put together. Depauw 
University and Ohio Weslyan in the 
same period of five years, sent more 
missionaries to the foreign field 
than all the State Universities com- 

Christian education is necessary 
to teach the significance and value 
of Christian stewardship. It has 
been said, "If the colleges and the 
universities have large need of 
wealth, this wealth has larger need 
of the college and the university. 

Without the aid of the higher edu- 
cation of the past, much of the 
wealth never could have been 
created ; and without the aid of the 
higher education of the present, 
wealth would become sordid. And 
gold dust is no less dust because it 
is golden. The man of wealth needs 
the college to help him to be a 
noble man, quite as much as the 
college needs his money to help it 
make noble men." 

The Nation needs this higher 
Christian education to furnish it 
with moral and religious states- 
manship. It is the glory of our 
American history that a majority 
of our leading statesmen have been 
religious men, or men educated, in 
Christian ideals, and many of them 
educated in our denominational 

Justices of the Supreme Court 

Eight of the nine Justices of the 
Supreme Court of the United States 
are college men and seven of the 
eight are from denominational Col- 

Presidents of the United States 

Eighteen of twenty-six presi- 
dents of the United States are "col- 
lege men, and sixteen of the eigh- 
teen are from denominational col- 

Masters of American Literature 

Eighteen of the twenty-six 
recognized leaders of American 
Literature are college bred men, and 
seventeen of the eighteen are from 
denominational colleges. 


Members of Congress 

Of the members of Congress of 
1915, receiving a college education, 
who were prominent enough to be 
mentioned in "Who's Who" two- 
thirds were from denominational 

Higher Christian education is 
necessary to save or help save the 
nation from the spirit of com- 
mercialism. One of the greatest 
perils that threatens our nation to- 
day is the money-loving, money- 
worshiping spirit; and the peril 
seems to grow with our rapidly in- 
creasing wealth. The story of our 
increase in wealth is like a fairy 
tale. Our increase in population 
has been fabulous, but our increase 
in wealth more so. To illustrate 
this point, Josiah Strong says: 
"Before the Civil War our popula- 
tion was estimated at thirty-three 
millions; fifty years after the close 
of the war it was one hundred mil- 
lions. Our wealth at the beginning 
of the war was estimated at nine 
billions; fifty years after the close 
of the war it was estimated at one 
hundred eighty-seven billions. In- 
crease of population three-fold, 
while the increase of wealth was 
almost twenty-one fold. Only the 
recognition of Christian Steward- 
ship on the part of our rich men 
can save us from the blighting in- 
fluence of commercialism." 

"Carve your name high over shift- 
ing sand 
Where the steadfast rocks defy 
decay — 

'All you can hold in your cold, dead 
Is what you have given away.' 

"Build your pyramid skyward and 
Gazed at by millions, cultured 
they say — 
'All you can hold in your cold, dead 
Is what you have given away.' 

"Count your wide conquests of sea 
and land, 
Heap up the gold and hoard as 
you may — 
'All you can hold in your cold, dead 
Is what you have given away.' 

Elders S. H. Hertzler and Ralph 
W. Schlosser solicited the Carlisle 
congregation on January 21 and 
22. The solicitors had the privilege 
of demonstrating Bro. Jacob E. 
Trimmer's new limousine. Bro. 
Trimmer very ably managed the 
work in this church. This congre- 
gation is another for the honor roll. 
The quota is more than reached 
and seven homes not visited on ac- 
count of a lack of time. 

At present writing the solicitors 
are at work in the Ephrata Congre- 

Our members are awake to the 
needs of our school and we are joy- 
fully looking for the early stand- 
ardization of the college. To help 
to endow a Christian college is 
the most efficient use a Christian 
can make of time, strength and 
money. — R. W. S. 


Bible Institute and Training School 

Homiletics and Book Study 

Brother Hoff' s three weeks' stay 
at College has given us the oppor- 
tunity to know him as a teacher, a 
preacher and a friend. Our first 
impression was that he is a real 
Christian man, and his presence 
and work among us have only en- 
larged and deepened that first im- 
pression. He is deeply spiritual and 
yet his Christianity is very practic- 
al. His optimism and keen sense 
of humor make his spirit con- 

With due consideration of his 
capabilities, we agree with him 
that he has greatest power as a 
teacher. The first test that is 
usually applied to a teacher is 
whether the subject matter is well 
in hand- Bro. Hoff's knowledge of 
the Bible is so complete that it was 
a constant challenge to all. He did 
much of his teaching without re- 
ferring to his Bible. Outlines of 
whole books are so well fixed that 
he is able to outline them from 

His own love for the Bible, his 
exhaustive knowledge of it, and 
his simple yet effective methods of 
teaching, all inspire a love for 
God's word. He brings out nuggets 
where one expects to find them and 
where one does not. His insight 
into Divine truth is remarkable and 
his power to dig it out and pass it 
on is just as remarkable. Bible 
characters are real living men and 
women. He knows them and lives 
thru their experiences. Events 

happen again as he teaches. Ideals 
become more possible as he points 

The students have been especially 
inspired "to become." "I would 
rather live the next ten years than 
in any fifty years that are past," is 
one of the many statements that 
awakened a strong response from 
young men and women. There is 
also drawing power in his teaching. 
People sit and drink in all he gives. 
When they are drawn his holding 
power acts and causes them to fol- 
low him in his work. 

During the Bible Institute he 
taught the Book of Acts from 9 :00 
to 10:00 a. m. He gave a general 
outline of the book and told us that 
Acts 1 :8 contains the main di- 
visions of the book. Many good 
thoughts were emphasized, several 
of which were : "Things go when 
heaven and earth touch. What is 
born out of prayer is usually pretty 
good stuff." In speaking about 
Paul's call he said, "Men who are 
doing something get a call." 

One period was spent in a very 
interesting study of Job. He made 
several present day applications by 
saying, "We don't have enough re- 
ligion to be persecuted for it. As 
long as the church was loyal 
enough to be persecuted she pros- 

He opened the Book of Revela- 
tion so far during one period that 
its mystery began to clear. Many 
of those present ordered a copy of 
his book entitled, "The Message of 
the Book of Revelation." He has 



a very simple and practical in- 

Two periods were given to the 
study of Romans. One regret that 
Bro. Hoff had in all his work was 
that time allowed only a scan in- 
stead of a thorough study. He 
brought out the biggest lessons and 
commented on them, and urged 
that each one study the book and 
find its meaning. Some striking 
statements given were — "Only one 
thing can separate me from the 
love of Christ, my own will. Ex- 
ternal things have no nower." A 
man doesn't find his own best will 
until he has lost it in the will of 
God." In speaking of judgment in 
Chapter Two he said, "The world 
often blasphemes God because of 
our lives, and often lives beyond us 
in many things." 

Another period was spent on 
Prophecy. He had time only to 
name the leading prophets and 
make some comments. In speaking 
about the Messianic predictions in 
the prophets and their relation to 
the N. T. he said, "A man who 
criticizes the Bible is either ignorant 
or mean." 

During the two weeks Training 
School Bro. Hoff taught the follow- 

Old Testament History from 
9:00 to 10:00 a. m., Homiletics 
from 2:00 to 3:00 p. m., and the 
Gospel of St. John from 7:00 to 
8:00 p. m. 

He taught the Old Testament 
section of "Training the Sunday 
the author of the Old and New 
School Teacher," — Book I. He is 

Testament Study sections of this 

Bro. Hoff has traveled in the 
Orient and this enabled him to pre- 
sent the scenes of the past in the 
Orient in a most vivid manner. His 
extensive study and wide ex- 
perience constantly gave the class 
the advantage of a far broader 
viewpoint in the study of these les- 
sons than they could have had in 
personal study. The historical 
books of the Old Testament were 
presented to the class in their 
chronological order. The historical 
setting of the books of poetry and 
of prophecy was shown. A simple 
plan of systematic map drawing 
was also taught. 

Much interest was centered on 
the Homiletics class. Bro. Hoff set 
standards for the preacher and his 
sermon and began to make those 
standards practical at once. Each 
day one or two members of the 
class preached a short sermon. This 
was helpful to the one who preach- 
ed and to those who listened, be- 
cause the criticisms given on each 
message were constructive in form- 
ing a concept of the best sermon 
and how to make it most effective. 
Besides this, the ones who gave the 
messages found their strong and 
weak points and will know what to 
do in order to preach with more 

Some of the requirements of a 
good sermon as summed up during 
the last class period are: The truth 
of the message, appropriateness of 
message, well in hand, simplicity, 
sincerity, delivery and illustrations. 
All of these should be carefully 
considered, but the one that Bro. 


Hoff is most concerned about is that 
the message is absolutely true. 

The work on the Gospel of St. 
John can best be summed up in 
Bro. Hoff's own words, "I led you 
to the nuggets of truth and said, 
"Here it is. Dig it out and make the 
very most of it." Time was too 
short to present anything but a 
general outline of the Book and 
short pauses at the high points. 
But we are sure that he accom- 
plished his purpose which was to 
make people hungry. His niethods 
of study are so simple and the 
truths he gleams so rich that his 
teaching is a continual challenge 
to each one's best efforts in prayer- 
ful Bible Study. 

To appreciate all of this work is 
to have heard. Not to have heard 
is to have missed a wonderful 
mountain top experience, full of 
the biggest visions and richest 
spiritual blessings. Bro. Hoff was 
God's messenger, humble and un- 
assuming, thru whom God spoke 
with power. 

— S. C. S. 

Sunday School Pedagogics 

"She certainly knows children!" 
"What could it mean to have been 
taught by a teacher like her?" Ex- 
pressions such as these could be 
heard at every turn on College Hill. 
Of whom were they speaking? It 
is Miss Elsie Shickle, our Bible 
Term instructor-friend from Roa- 
noke, Virginia. We enjoyed every 
moment of her company. Her wide 
and varied practice has given her 

many interesting experiences which 
we were always ready to hear. 

"Pedagogy," she said, "is the art 
of teaching." But, alas, how few of 
us who claim to be teachers pos- 
sess this art. She treated this art 
of teaching largely as it figures in 
the Sunday School. The following 
is an attempt at summarizing what 
she gave in eight one-hour periods. 

The Sunday School is the church 
at work, teaching and studying the 
Work of God for the purpose of ef- 
fectively (1) winning souls to 
Christ; (2) building souls up in 
Christ; and (3) sending souls out 
for Christ. The three leading things 
involved in the process of teaching 

1. The course of study (Bible). 

2. The teacher (agent) 

3. The pupil (the most im- 

Every pupil is what he is be- 
cause of three factors: first his 
heredity — we are duty bound to 
recognize all his inborn capacities 
as far as possible with a willingness 
to distinguish both the good or de- 
sirable and the bad or undesirable, 
to perpetuate and develop the for- 
mer and to waste the latter by dis- 
use. Second, his environment is a 
vital factor in making him what he 
is — and we are responsible for it in 
so far as we can promote his phys- 
ical, mental, moral and spiritual 
life. And, third, his will helps to 
determine his destiny — and it is for 
us to encourage him to choose for 
himself, and often to direct. 

Commonly the grouping of chil- 
dren is done according to this plan : 
up to three years of age — Cradle 



Roll; four to five, or six — Begin- 
ners; six, or seven to eight — 
Primaries; nine totw^elve — Juniors; 
thirteen to sixteen — Intermediates; 
seventeen to twenty-four — Seniors; 
tw^enty-five to the oldest — Adults. 

Children are different from 
adults physically but much more 
different mentally; and these dif- 
ferent periods in the child's life de- 
mand different methods of treat- 
ment. To fulfill these demands we 
must study, know, and deal in- 
dividually with our pupils. 

In teaching children we must 
take into account the various pos- 
sible ways of approach, namely: 
hearing, sight, touch, smell and 
taste. And in presenting anything 
to be learned, we do best if we pro- 
vide for the use of as many of these 
five gateways as possible. For ex- 
ample we can tell the story and use 
objects or pictures; thus the chil- 
dren hear, see and touch and can 
perhaps smell and taste. 

Some educator has said that we 
do not know a thing till we can 
tell it; the Sunday School teacher 
has a splendid chance to test her 
work and to increase the interest of 
her pupils by allowing them to tell 
in story, picture, sand table or clay, 
what she has told. 

Following are a few character- 
istics of BEGINNERS which must 
not be crushed (as is commonly 
done) but should be wisely di- 
rected, for they are God given and 
valuable : selfishness ; imitation ; im- 
agination, which makes it so diffi- 
cult for them to distinguish be- 
twe.en what they see and hear and 
what they think; the animistic 

quality, prompted by which they 
see horses in chairs, real babies in 
dolls, etc.; curiosity — they are full 
of questions; and fear, which evi- 
dently comes from their desire to 
know, yet inability to explain, be- 
ginnings. And it is our business as 
teachers to lead them from that 
fear to God consciousness — to 
know that God sees. 

Of great importance is the way 
in which we answer their many and 
sometimes puzzling questions. If 
such baffling questions come to us 
from their curious little minds we 
easily do harm by saying, "Don't 
bother me now!" or "I don't know," 
or some other such answer by 
which we often try to quiet them or 
to escape other annoying questions. 
How much would it be to say, "I 
don't know but God knows." Above 
all, if we can answer, let us take 
time and do so for, after all, that 
is what we are here for (to help 
one another) and the children are 
the hope of the world. 

Following is a program plan for 
the BEGINNERS' class period: 1 
Opening Music, song of greeting; 2 
Opening prayer, the children being 
taught to take part; 3 Cradle Roll 
enrollment, entering new names; 4 
Birthday offering; and regular of- 
fering; 5 Circle Talk, time to talk 
about things that interest them, 
from the first day of school to a 
new dress or new neighbors, from 
a fall on the ice to a runaway or 
fire, if tactfully directed this circle 
talk will often lead up to the re- 
view of the lesson of the previous 
Sunday; 6 Review, in questions and 
answers or in story given by pupils; 



7 Activity, song and expression of 
last lesson or others in drawing, 
cutting, pasting, sand-table work 
or playing, etc.; 8 Story of to-day's 
lesson; 9 Closing, Short prayer, 
song, giving papers, etc, good-bye 
song. Song and moving about for 
exercise should come in as often as 
needed. This must not be neglected, 
for beginners can not sit quiet 
longer than several minutes at a 
time. Beginners' memory work 
should be slight, consisting of a few 
easy verses, little prayers, short 
children's songs and poems. Their 
religious training will consist of 
learning that God sees everything, 
cares for and loves us, and that we 
show our love for Him by our 
obedience to those over us. 

More important than the at- 
tractive classroom with its com- 
fortable seats and various ma- 
terials, and the program is the 
teacher's knowledge of his or her 
pupils. The ways to learn to know 
them are: (1) Study books on child 
study; (2) Study our own past 
childhood; and (3) Study the chil- 
dren themselves, especially in the 
light of their home conditions. We 
must remember that little things 
are big to them and we must 
recognize them. To be just we 
must study children's motives 
before we judge, scold, or punish. 
We must put ourselves in their 
places and we will be better able 
to do what is right by them. With- 
out such sympathy and love we are 
sure to fail, for they are the key to 
the child heart and only if we 
possess them can we explore the 
"wonderland" of his life. To be 

successful we must know their 
physical and mental strength and 
condition (do they hear well, see 
well, are they nervous, naturally 
cheerful, shy or forward, warm 
enough, etc., etc.) 

Practically the same program 
plan is a good one for the PRI- 
MARY class; the details of course 
should be different. The primaries 
are neither so selfish nor so sug- 
gestible as the beginners. Instead 
of being so fearful the former are 
very emotional. This condition 
may be due perhaps to the condi- 
tion of his nervous system, brought 
about by unfixed habits of eating, 
etc. Their activity is more pur- 
poseful than that of the previous 

Primary pupils may be expected 
to memorize a little more than they 
did as beginners, for example, the 
Lord's Prayer. Their religious train- 
ing is chiefly of the power of God. 
Our chance for this is the moment 
when they recognize that there is 
some mighty power that continues 
things. The abnormal pupils should 
be taught in a separate class. 

Some characteristics of the 
JUNIORS are helpful to the 
teachers of the boys and girls of 
this class. They are active they 
want to be doing something and 
that something must be worthwhile. 
The boys like to play together in 
"bunches" and girls like to play in 
crowds of girls. Beginning with 
this grade, boys and girls should 
have their own classes, one large 
reason being that they don't want 
to be together in the same class. 
Men should teach the boys and 
ladies the girls. 



Junior boys and girls like to read 
stirring stories of people who do 
things and, whether we wish it so 
or not, they will read. Much will 
depend upon what they read now, 
therefore they need to be guided in 

In this Golden Memory Age, as 
it is called, they should be en- 
couraged to memorize much, as the 
names of the Books of the Bible and 
their classification, verses and their 
locations, Psalms (first, twenty- 
third) and even long chapters. The 
memorizing of songs should be 
given especial emphasis in this 
period. During this period maps 
can best be impressed. If for any 
reason there could be no Junior 
class and there are one or two 
Juniors, put them with the next 
higher grade rather than with the 

The next two periods comprise 
the Adolescent period. Organiza- 
tion is good here if its definite pur- 
pose lies in the good of the church 
or of the community. It must give 
everybody a chance to do things if 
the class is to be held. 

period of awkwardness, as much as 
in any, children need our sympathy 
and people who can love and 
sympathize are wanted for them. 
In this period it is that clothes are 
too small and feet and hands so 
large. We should never laugh at 
their awkwardness. Just now we 
must be very careful that in trying 
to make our way into their hearts 
we do not force too hard and drive 
them away. The boys and girls, of- 
ten do not accept adult authority. 

Let us awake, for during this period 
it is that the greatest number leave 
the Sunday School. We must con- 
secrate everything we are and have 
for we must save them for His ser- 

This is sometimes called the peri- 
od of hoarding. The best dicipline 
anywhere is the best working atti- 
tude; so let us get the boys and 
girls to doing things. They surely 
will like to collect postcards, paste 
them together and send them to the 
missionaries together with cut patch- 
es strung in bundles, and countless 
other things. During this period we 
must help them fix good habits of 
prayer, Bible Study, reverence in 
holy places, etc. They can often to 
good advantage be intrusted with 
the opening or closing exercises of 
the Sunday School. A program 
plan which may be used is: (1) 
Opening, (2) Drill Hymns, Bible 
Characters, verses, etc.; (3) Re- 
view; (4) Activity (Map Work es- 
pecially) ; (6) New Lesson. In all 
the grades thus far discussed the 
classes should not number more 
than eight. 

In the early SENIOR period the 
watchword again is "Sympathy." 
In these years they are so self-con- 
scious, and we too often accuse 
them of being silly, and giggling, 
tickled in church over nothing. Be- 
ware of open, harsh and unjust 
criticism, for it may prove dis- 

At this time the desire for read- 
ing is again very strong and the 
club spirit has to a certain extent 
given way to a great delight in ro- 
mantic stories. As teachers we 



should often ask ourselves. "Is this 
the most worthwhile and fitting 
thing I can give them just now?" 
We must provide for their social life, 
or they themselves will and the 
"movies" are likely to be a means 
they will select. 

The seniors of the later part of 
the period are much more serious 
than earlier; they begin to plan for 
life. This is the opportune time to 
organize to do actual Christian ser- 
vice. They like to lead and direct. 

Miss Shickle gave us a talk on 
STORY-TELLING also. "A story," 
she said, "is a narration of events, 
true or imaginary, which form a 
vitally connected whole, presented 
in such a way that it appeals to 
the feelings rather than to the in- 
tellect. The power to tell a story 
to little children is a divine art." 
Story-telling can be used to a great 
extent and to very great advantage. 
Children of different ages want dif- 
ferent kinds of stories. Beginners 
like stories of children, homelife 
and of animals. Juniors like stories 
of adventure, and biographies of 
both men and women. Adolescents 
like stories of things done and to be 

The good story-teller has a pur- 
pose in giving her story (entertain- 
ment or a lesson), uses some ges- 
tures; keeping her voice low, she 
uses easy enough definite terms in 
good English ; uses short stories 
with not too much description; 
keeps right on with the action of 
the story with certainty; does not 
make her morals too plain, but al- 
lows her pupils (especially Jun- 
iors) to find and tell the moral. 

Beside her public instruction 
Miss Shickle has been very help- 
ful to many of us by her willing- 
ness to help us solve our various in- 
dividual problems. Let us be sin- 
cere in our work and begin anew 
to teach the word of God and to 
put the Christ life into our children. 
We are being measured and sound- 
ed — let us ring true. 

— Martha G. Young 

Dress Reform 

During the regular Bible Term 
we were favored by several short 
talks on "Dress" by Sister Lydia 
Taylor, who is working for the 
"Dress Reform committee" of the 
Church of the Brethren. She has 
had large experience in this work 
and gives very good talks on the 
conditions of today. 

One talk on "The Problem of 
Dress" was especially interesting. 
In it she gave us many things to 
consider more seriously. One ques- 
tion for all of us to think through 
carefully is, "Does dress affect one's 
character or does character affect 
the dress? or both?" 

Our bodies are temples given by 
God. Let us clothe them in ac- 
cordance with his will. Live the 
simple life which allows us to put 
first things first. If we deck our 
bodies with ruffles, lace and jewels 
we have our minds centered on 
them and forget God. All that can 
be put on the body can not gain 
and hold friends for us. It is the 
personality of the individual that 
can hold friends. 



Conditions in America today are 
getting worse and yet they are get- 
ting better. So many people follow 
Madame Fashion where'er she 
leads, but there are some who are 
becoming awakened and are work- 
ing for the day to come when all 
people will dress modestly and 

Today woman is undressing her- 
self instead of dressing. She has 
taken the big sleeves from her 
dress and now scarcely has any at 
all. So many wear waistless gowns 
today. Finally Madame Fashion 
took two feet from the length of 
her skirt and then she took two 
widths out of it. In the winter she 
wears veil waists and thin silk 
stockings to keep warm and in the 
summer she puts on furs to keep 

A Christian in simple attire is al- 
ways respected. Let us live the 
simple life as Christ did. If people 
would strive for that gilt-edged 
modesty which is the highest type, 
how soon this world would be- 
come better. It is the opposite of 
brazen facedness and loudness. We 
read in I Timothy 2 :9 how a woman 
should adorn herself. What is cost- 
ly arrayment? This does not mean 
that we shall use poor material. We 
should use the best food, the best 
material for our church houses and 
also the best clothing. This means 
clothing that is plain and simple 
and will last awhile. Something 
that does not go out of style, like 
the standard suits that are made 
to order. 

People today do not do what 
they ought to do but what they 

want to do. In I Corinthians 10 :31 
we read that "Whatsoever ye do, 
do all to the glory of God." Then 
let us dress to the glory of God. 
Simple dress has different relative 
values. There is an economic value, 
a psychological value and an 
aesthetic value. The most beauti- 
ful is the most simple as shown by 
the great demand for the painting 
called "The Madonna." This pic- 
ture of the mother and child is 
taken from simple life j&nd does 
not portray jev/elry and ruffles and 
lace. What we put on our bodies 
tells if we are witnessing for Christ 
or not. Gold is Satan's display. 
Live up to your profession or 
change it. It doesn't pay to profess 
one thing and be something else. 

Morals are lowered by the dress 
of today. But the thinking women 
have arisen. They don't buy the 
hobble skirt and French heels. 
They fit the shoe to the foot and 
not the foot to the shoe. "Yes, 
victory is coming and we will win 
the day." 

Sister Taylor met with our Col- 
lege girls and gave them a direct 
and instructive talk on Christian 
dress and the relation of our sisters 
to this persistent, present-day 

— K. Mildred Baer. 

Our India Mission 

Among the very interesting num- 
bers of our regular Bible Term 
were five lectures on India and two 
illustrated lectures on the people of 
India and the work of the mission- 



aries, given by Elder Jesse Emmert, 
who is home on furlough. Elder 
Emmert took up his work in India 
seventeen years ago and is now 
home on his second furlough, after 
which he expects to go back and 
resume his work at Bulsar. 

He gave an interesting account 
of the Sunday Schools in India. In 
order that we might get some idea 
of the work along this line in that 
country he put the following ac- 
count on the board: 

India Sunday School Unions 

102 different societies. 

1,788,627 Christians in these so- 

14,641 Sunday Schools. 

18,384 Teachers. 

505,114 pupils. 

This makes an average of 34 pu- 
pils per school and 21 per teacher. 
According to this they have 1.25 
teachers per school. Their need of 
good teachers is great. 

The Sunday Schools in our mis- 
sion have been making progress. 
Seventeen years ago there were 3 
Sunday Schools, and now there are 
73. The following is an account of 
the Sunday School in our mission at 

2217 enrollment. 

126 teachers. 

1.7 teachers per school. 

30 pupls per school. 

18 pupils per teacher. 

At Bulsar a Teacher Training 
class trains christian natives to 
carry on the work. They take a 
deep interest in their work and 
sometimes surpass us Americans in 
their willingness to do Sunday 

School work. They are more will- 
ing to teach a class when asked to 
do so than we who have had more 
and better training. 

Many are very grateful for the 
missionaries. When they pray they 
say "We thank Thee for America 
sending the missionaries to us," or 
"Help that the churches of Amer- 
ica may prosper.' 

Eld. Emmert also gave us a vis- 
ion of the opportunities for dif- 
ferent kinds of work on the mis- 
sion field. Our opportunities are 
limited by our capacity. 'Our mis- 
sions need spiritual teachers in the 
Biblo i'^hools. They need one for 
the boys and one for the girls. 
Literary men and women are need- 
ed, some one to give them uplift- 
ing and helpful stories, some one to 
give them good literature. The 
need of medical men and women is 
very great. They have only three 
doctors and more people come to 
them than can be cared for. The 
poor are given as good medicine as 
the rich but are charged only one 
or two cents while the rich pay one 

People who understand music 
well are needed. One of the most 
inspiring thing is song service. They 
often have song services until 
twelve and one o'clock at night and 
some services last until morning. 
Then there is great need for an all 
around missionary, a singer, di- 
rector and disciplinarian. 

Some may say, "why send mis- 
sionaries to the field?" The answer 
comes, "To help them to better con- 
ditions mentally and establish a 
church of Jesus Christ in India." 



There are all types of Christians in 
India, as in America. There are 
those who have been picked up 
from the lowest caste and are very 
honest and sincere Christians. Eld. 
Emmert told of one man who was 
under conviction for thirteen years 
and after he accepted Christ he 
was ready to die for Him. He tried 
hard to get other natives accept 
Him as their Saviour. 

The Indian people think America 
is next to Heaven. Many long to 
see America. They ask our mis- 
sionaries for teachers but they have 
none to give them. India and the 
other dark countries are loudly 
calling for our best men and 
women to bring them the light. 
Will we heed the call? 

— K. Mildred Baer. 

Our School Departments 

The Bible As A College Text Book 

One of the greatest problems of 
the present system of education is 
the one with reference to the po- 
sition which the Bible shall occupy 
in our general study. On every 
hand there are glaring instances of 
the neglect of this sacred book. 
During our colonial and early na- 
tional period of education, even 
down to the time of our own grand- 
fathers we learn that the Bible oc- 
cupied a very prominent place in 
general study. It was a leading 
textbook for reading in the school 
and in the home it was a general 
means of enjoyment during the 
long winter evenings by the fire- 
side. There are a number of rea- 
sons for this. There was a scarcity 
of reading matter and general 
literature. Books and magazines 
were rare and costly. Then, too 
the home was less divided and 
shattered by the inroads of diversi- 
fied industry and social allure- 

Since about 1840, however, a 
great and notable change has been 
taking place. The days of secular- 
ized education had come and the 
Bible was destined to find not only 
a secondary place in the curricu- 
lum but in many cases to be crowd- 
ed out. The constant clamoring of 
new studies for a place in the cur- 
riculum was another social force 
barring out this book. As a result 
our boys and girls are steeped in 
the study of science and material 
things at the expense of studying 
sacred literature. Furthermore, the 
rush of our commercial age and 
strong social allurements seem to 
leave very little time at present for 
Bible study even in our homes. 

Not only has secularized educa- 
tion crowded the Bible out of the 
school and relegated it to an in- 
conspicuous place but the Higher 
Critics who are a "refined pro- 
duct" of extreme secularization 
have gone much farther than this. 
They have actually tried, with 



their pickaxes of infidelity, to deny 
the Divine Inspiration of the Book 
and to dethrone the Son of God. 
What is left of Bible study in many 
colleges and universities is mere 
mockery or farce. 

These conditions of our day are 
not without their deplorable ef- 
fects. Many of our most thought- 
ful educators of the present day 
are astounded with the general 
lack of Bible knowledge prevailing 
among students in general. They 
are also deploring the moral atmos- 
phere and the immoral conduct ex- 
isting in many of our most promi- 
nent state institutions. Further- 
more, the ideals dominating the 
conduct and setting forth the life 
purposes of the student do not 

savor of moral nurture, to say 
nothing at all of Christian culture. 
The Christian College can today 
play a very prominent part in our 
national life by exalting once more 
the Bible to a place in our schools 
and colleges from which it has been 
thrust by the forces of secularizing. 
To be sure, we as a people have 
gained untold material and spirit- 
ual blessings by a secularized pub- 
lic school system but to have these 
at the expense of desecrating the 
Bible is to pay too expensively for 
them. May the day soon come 
when the christian colleges shall 
assert themselves more vigorously 
in this great battle for the Truth 
and may the Book of Books 
triumph over its foes. 

— H. H. N. 

Alumni Notes 


-More K. L. S. mem- 

Wanted — Brave, industrious stu- 
dents. Hard work, short hours and 
double pay. See committee on 
Literary Societies. Don't delay. 

The Alumni Editor will be glad 
for any news about former students 
and especially for any item of in- 
terest about our Alumni. 

Mr. Walter K. Gish. '05, who 
moved to Canada several years ago 
to take charge of a government 
tract, has recently moved to Stet- 
ler. Alberta, Canada. 

Will E. Glasmire. '07, his wife 
Leah, '08, and family are staying 
at Bro. J. F. Graybill's, '07, Malmo, 
Sweden, until April 1, 1920, when 
they intend to locate in Denmark 
to take charge of the work there. 

The commtttee on Literary So- 
cieties has announced the Senior 
oratorical contest for February, 
twenty-seventh. Mr. L. D, Rose, 
the donor of these prizes has raised 
the amount to twenty-five dollars. 

Although the weather has not 
been so favorable for some of our 
public meetings, yet the attendance 
has been good, the programs well 



rendered and much enjoyed by ev- 

Recently our cradle roll was in- 
creased by two girl visitors. The 
one Leah Mary came to the home of 
E. M. Hertzler, '16 and the other, 
Elizabeth, came to brighten the 
home of Condry Long, '12, of 
Washington, D. C. 

Verda E. Eckert, '17, was mar- 
ried to Elmer Gibbel one of our 
former students on Jan. 24, 1920. 
On New Year Laban Wenger and 
Nancy Horst were married. Mr. 
Wenger was a former student. We 
wish both these couples a happy 
and prosperous future. 

The members of the K. L. S. have 
all gotten a great deal of inspira- 
tion during our Bible Term and 
Teacher Training Course to ever 
strive on. A gem which fits us very 
well is: 

Our Society must grow, glow and go 
Because I will help to make it so. 

L. D. Rose, '11 of Uniontown, 
Pa., has recently increased his do- 
nation for prizes for our Oratorical 
Contest from fifteen to twenty-five 
dollars. Mr. Rose has a growing 
interest in his Alma Mater and we 
take this opportunity to express our 
appreciation of this enlarged dona- 
tion for the Oratorical Prizes. 

—J. G. M. 

Society met in public session, 
Saturday, January 17th, 1920 at 
3:00 p. m. The program rendered 
was as follows: Music by the oc- 
tette, "Happy Welcome;" This was 
followed by a very interesting dis- 
cussion by Mr. Ephraim Hertzler. 
We were then entertained with a 
reading "How Mr. Croville counted 
the Shingles on his House," by Miss 
K. Mildred Baer. Miss Laura 
Frantz then favored us with the 
biography of Luther Burbank, 

which showed that she spent a con- 
siderable amount of time on it. 
This was followed by the Literary 
Echo by Miss Ada G. Young. The 
E. C. Quartette then sang "God 
Bless Our President." Last, but not 
least, verily, no, we were addressed 
by our very worth-while brother 
and friend. Eld. E. B. Hoff. 

Regular Program 
January 31, 1920 

President's Inaugural Address; 



"Idealism," Mr. Chester Royer; 
Music, Solo, "You, Only You," Miss 
Mildred Gish ; Question Box, con- 
ducted by Mr. Stanley Ober; Music, 
Victrola Selection, "Caprice Poetic" ; 
Reminiscences of the Bible Term, 
Miss L. Anna Schwenk; Sym- 
posium. Which of these men did 
most for the public schools in Penn- 
sylvania? Nathan Schaeffer, Ruby 
Oellig; Thaddeus Stevens, Letha 

Spangler; J. P. Wickersham, Ira 
Brandt. Music, "Beautiful Flag," 
Junior Male Quartette, Critic's Re- 
marks. The following committees 
v/ere then appointed : Program : 
Prof. Nye, Miss L. Anna Schwenk, 
Mr. Raymond Wenger, Arrange- 
ment: Mr. Edward Zeigler, Mr. 
Oliver Zendt, Mr. Walter Keeny. 
Order: Mr. Stanley Ober, Mr. 
Robert Mohr, Mr. Milton Best. 

—A. G. Y. 

School News 

Ask "Bud" Wenger how he likes 

Miss Trimmer never gets the 
'horrors" of skating. 

Ask the ladies of the Girls' Dorm 
about strange noises at night. 

Daniel Myers in Modern History, 
"The Quakers fought against war." 

Miss A. was heard remarking, "I 
wonder what a sky hook looks 

Mrs. I. J. Kreider, our former art 
teacher, paid us a short visit during 
Bible Term. 

Prof. Ober attended a meeting 
of the General Sunday School 
Board in Elgin, Jan. 28-30. 

We are glad to report that Miss 
Lucy Brenneman, one of our stu- 
dents has recovered from her re- 
cent illness. 

Rev. Stoddard of Washington, 
D. C, spoke briefly in Chapel on 
"Secret Societies," one afternoon 
during Bible Term. 

Daniel Baum seems to be weak 
in his pedal extremities; at least no 
banana peelings were around when 
he fell in the Library. 

Miss R. O., who is studying rhet- 
oric, was heard saying one day, 
"Oh, Where's my "Wooley"? 
Whom did she mean? 

Prof. M. — "I didn't get my auto 
license yet?" 

Mr. A. C. B. — No, I didn't get my 
license either." 

The visitors were very generous 
in their praise of the work and con- 
duct of the students. This speaks 
well for the school. Will we up- 
hold this standard? It depends on 
YOU as students. 



Two of the girls were seated in a 
room when the light went out sud- 
denly. Miss S — : "Are you a- 

Miss J. O. : "Oh no, I'm not afraid 
when I'm not alone." 

Mr. Ober, to Mr. Raff ensberger : 
"Which is your favorite five and ten 
cent store?" 

Mr. R.— Any store where I can 
buy a 5-cent package of Hershey's 
chewing gum. 

Among former students who 
were Bble Term visitors we note 
the following: Misses Nies, Price, 
Heistand, Eberly, Royer, Longen- 
ecker, Myer, Gibble, Messrs. Bard 
Kreider and Gibble. 

The trustees of the college met 
here for business Jan. 8. On that 
day we heard one of them say "My, 
these good meals make we wish I 
were a boy at school again." 

Student — "Yes, then you'd wish 
the trustees would come twice a 

Thursday evening, Jan. 22 mark- 
ed the third number of our lecture 
course. The feature was a reading, 
"The Dawn of Tomorrow" by Miss 
Margaret Stahl. Miss Stahl is a 
reader of more than ordinary abil- 
ity and she delighted her audience 
with the presentation of the various 
characters of the story. 

Elizabethtown, Pa., Jan. 17, 1920. 
Dear Brother :~ 

I am proud to say that 
I am the only Theodore Roosevelt 
in our school. I am very fond of 

hunting as you well know and I fre- 
quently capture a "Bair or a "Bea- 
ver." I find this a most enjoyable 

Your loving brother. 

L D. B. 

On the evening of January 6, the 
Senior Class entertained the faculty 
at an informal reception in Music 
Hall. The room was profusely 
decorated with the class colors, 
pennants and cushions. Games 
and contests were introduced and 
the time passed very pleasantly. 
Dainty refreshments were served 
and when the "good nights" were 
said the faculty voted that the class 
was a fine host. 

These cold days are a boon for 
the Winter sport enthusiasts. Skat- 
ing is in vogue at present, with hik- 
ing out into the country a close sec- 
ond. The great out-of-doors ought 
to appeal to every red-blooded 
American as it is a God given op- 
portunity for the development of 
our bodies. Eld. Hoff said, "We 
must not develop our intellect at 
the expense of our bodies. There 
is nothing more pitiable than a phy- 
sical wreck at the end of a school 
career." Exercise and be physical- 
ly able and thereby increase your 
mental capacity. 

Basket ball is the major indoor 
sport at present. Practice is held 
every evening. Interest in the game 
is increasing every day. 

On January 16th the Day Stu- 
dents and Seniors met in a public 
game. Score was 28 to 24 in favor 
of the Day students. 


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Volume XVI I ^T^^-^-^-— t^ i i-^ Number 5^ 


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Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor J. G. Meyer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

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the convention by these delegates, these articles, you will catch some- 

They used a few hours in bringing thing of the message which this 


great gathering is intended to con- 

Of what benefit can such a con- 
ference be to our College? In the 
first place, it gives an opportunity 
to study the leaders of great move- 
ments, to learn something of their 
methods, their equipment for their 
tasks, their attitude toward life, 
their sources of power, and their 
contacts with those whom they 
lead. Each of us, to some extent, 
functions both as a leader and as a 
follower. By observing great 
leaders we learn, for our own use, 
of the difficult yet desired art of 

In the second place, it helps us 
to think in large terms. Here we 
are, busy with our own problems. 
We are likely to become so en- 
grossed in the immediate and the 
present that we become oblivious 
to the ultimate and supremely 
valuable. In conventions like these 
we are brought into touch with 
men who "see life steadily and see 
it whole," who out of large capacity 
and wide experience are ac- 
customed to think in nationwide 
and worldwide terms, who have 
their "fingers on the pulse of the 
world" and understand its needs 
and problems. We see our relation 
to the world outside of our im- 
mediate surroundings; we are face 
to face with the task of adjusting 
ourselves to the problems and de- 
mands of the world. 

In the third place, such meetings 
give inspiration. Without doubt 
this is the greatest benefit derived 
from them. Inspiration re-enforces 
the will, thus setting to work the 

abilities of men. The man or 
woman with a good education and 
complete training needs an inspira- 
tion to set him to work on worth- 
while tasks. The inspiration fur- 
nishes the direction and dynamic of 
the efltorts he puts forth. Many a 
successful individual can look back 
to some hour of inspiration when 
telling decisions were made di- 
recting life's energies to the accom- 
plishment of a great purpose. So. 
these who attended the convention, 
have been brought into the com- 
pelling field of inspiring forces and 
we who hear or read their reports 
feel too something of the same 
force which they have felt. 

Building Problems 

After much deliberation and dis- 
cussion by the Board of Trustees 
with reference to the Building 
Problems to be inaugurated at Eli- 
zabethtown College, they have ar- 
rived at the conclusion that, due to 
the high price of all building ma- 
terials and labor, the better plan 
will be to defer the building of the 
large Ladies Dormitory and Science 
Hall for the present and meet the 
demand for dormitory space by 
putting up a three story Apartment 
House, planned and arranged 
definitely, with the idea of serving 
ultimately for apartments, but 
being used for the next year or two 
for Dormitory purposes. By en- 
larging the present dining room 
and kitchen facilities and providing 
several more class rooms, it is pro- 
posed to take care of the immediate 
needs of the School until a more 


definite or settled condition of 
prices of materials and labor may 
obtain. We feel sure that the con- 
stituency of the College will com- 

mend the Board of Trustees for this 
wise move under the existing con- 

— H. K. Ober 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

The month of February was a 
busy one for the solicitors on the 
field. Not only v/ere they busy on 
the field but at the home base. 
Three congregations were can- 
vassed and a fourth congregation 
completed. Despite the wintry 
weather the solicitors and their 
Ford kept moving on. The success- 
es on the field were more than com- 
mensurate with the difficulties en- 
countered because of snow and ice. 

Elder David Kilhefner assisted 
nobly in the work at Ephrata. He 
had the work so well planned that 
the entire congregation of two hun- 
dred and forty-five members was 
solicited in four days. The solicitors 
were glad to notice the steady 
growth of school sentiment in this 
congregation and feel confident of 
continued support from this boro. 
A number of former students from 
this town gave generous donations 
toward the Student Alumni Hall. 

The trustees of the college held 
several important meetings during 
the last few months. The basement 
of Alpha Hall will be remodeled. 
The dining room and kitchen will 
be enlarged and Music Hall con- 
verted into two classrooms by a 
movable partition. 

The apartment building will be 
erected this coming summer. The 
first floor will be adapted to ac- 
commodate families who desire to 
do light house-keeping and attend 
college. The second and third 
floors will be so arranged that they 
will serve as a temporary boys' 
dormitory and later be converted 
into suites of rooms for families as 
occasion demands. 

"He that is good at making ex- 
cuses is seldom fit for anything 
else," says an old maxim. What do 
you think of these replies to our so- 

"I can't give anything to our 
church schools." 

She spends twenty cents a week 
for chocolate candy. 

"I have no children to send. It 
will never do me any good." 

He runs a Cadillac and owns four 

"There are so many calls for 
money these days." 

The elder says he rarely gives to 
any cause. 

"I can hardly make ends meet." 
He chews three packs of tobacco 
a week. 


"We have too many schools in 
the land. Boys can learn enough in 
high schools." 

He took his out of high school 
and put them to work in a factory 
because he says that's a better pay- 
ing proposition. 

"I must pay off my debts with 
what I earn." 

She chews gum. three packs a 

"I'll send you some cash LA- 

An attempt to get rid, of a so- 

"I am about to buy an automo- 

His Ford has run only a year. 

And so on ad infinitum ! 

Because the country districts 
were practically snowbound, Elders 
I. W. Taylor and Ralph W. Schlos- 
ser started for the city of Hanover. 
There is a congregation at that 
place consisting of one hundred 
and ten members. Brother Bruce 
Whitmore and Jacob E. Myers 
planned the work at this place. 
Brother Myers is a graduate of Eli- 
zabethtown College and holds a re- 
sponsible position in the Hanover 
High School. He also assisted in 
piloting the solicitors from home to 
home during the evening. Much 
credit is also due Brother Wilson 
Harlacher, a veteran of the Civil 
War, who nobly assisted in the 
work during the day. The country 
district was worked in a horseless 

sleigh owned by James Sellers, one 
of our staunch friends. Practically 
every home subscribed and the 
quota was overreached by fifteen 
per cent. 

Harrisburg was solicited next. 
This congregation consists of one 
hundred and forty-four members 
scattered in about eighty-five 
homes. Because of the illness of 
Elder I. W. Taylor the entire work 
devolved upon Professor Schlosser. 
By the assistance of the "Flying 
Parson," Brother Conner, two- 
thirds of the homes were visited on 
foot. The rest were reached in the 
Ford. This congregation has been 
taught to give and little persuasion 
was needed among the members of 
the Harrisburg congregation. It 
was a pleasure to solicit in the 
homes of those who tithe. Of 
course this congregation went over 
the top by twenty-seven per cent. 
Some of next year's students will 
hail from Harrisburg. 

The solicitors are planning to so- 
licit Chambersburg, York, Ship- 
pensburg, and Waynesboro during 
the next two months. Then all of 
Southern Pennsylvania will have 
been solicited excepting Pleasant 
Hill, Codorus, Lower Conewago, 
and Lower Cumberland Congrega- 

Ten congregations have gone 
over the top, ten have about made 
their quota, and eleven have fallen 
below their quota. Five thousand 
members have been solicited. If 
the remaining seven thousand give 
in proportion as those already so- 


licited the amount will be raised 
and Elizabethtown College will be 
a credit to our state districts and 
to the Brotherhood. With one- 
eighth of the Brethren in the 
United States owning our school 
there is no reason why we should 
not have a first-class standardized 

college. But if the rich would give 
in proportion as the wage earner 
we would raise twice the amount 
needed. Ninety-six per cent of the 
families visited have contributed to 
the Endowment fund. 

— R. W. S. 

The Des Moines Conference 

An Epoch Making Convention 

Few, if any, of those who lived 
in the days*of the Apostle Paul, or 
Savonarola, or of William Carey 
could have foretold the train of 
events that were to follow from 
movements initiated by them. 
"Behold how great a matter (for 
better or for worse) a little fire 
kindleth." This fact of great move- 
ments coming from insignificant be- 
ginnings is very true of the Student 
Volunteer Movement which had its 
beginning as a movement at Mount 
Hermon, Massachusetts, in 1886, 
when a few students met under a 
haystack and dedicated their lives 
to the Foreign Mission Cause. The 
eighth international convention of 
this Student Volunteer Movement 
held in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 31, 
to Jan. 4, was one of the most re- 
markable conferences ever held 
anywhere in the history of the 
Christian Church. 

If you could have been there to 
see the large delegate body, more 
than 7,000 students representing 
more than 1,000 schools and col- 
leges from the entire civilized 
world; if you could have heard the 

volume of song, as 10,000 voices 
joined in singing ''May Jesus Christ 
Be Praised," or "The Son of God 
Goes Forth to War;" if you could 
have heard Mott, Eddy, Zwemer, 
and Speer give their ripest thought 
with a conviction and an emotion 
that touched every heart; if you 
could have witnessed the pledging, 
in a few minutes time, of over 
$175,000, not for missions directly, 
but for the purpose of meeting the 
running expenses of this organiza- 
tion for the next four years; if you 
could have been present at only one 
of the periods of perfect quiet at 
the close of each session when from 
twenty to thirty minutes after the 
time for closing the session the 
audience lingered very patiently in 
wonderful silence in earnest prayer 
and devotion; if you could have 
seen and felt the need of the world, 
our new world, a plastic, over- 
wrought, tired, humbled, teachable 
and expectant world, you too would 
have been thrilled, without fail, by 
the possibilities wrapped up in the 
host of young lives as they were 
being vitalized, directed and em- 
powered by the Spirit of God. 



A most impressive sight was the 
gathering of young men and young 
women of other races from all the 
great fields, the living products of 
Christian missions. These included 
153 Chinese, fifty-five Japanese, 
and eighteen Filipinos, as well as 
nearly two hundred from some 
forty other lands such as Korea, 
India, Africa, Mexico, South 
America, Europe and Hawaii. It 
was like a visit to the mission fields 
to go from one of these foreign 
delegates' conferences to another, 
hearing the discussion of the prob- 
lems of non-Christian religions, 
politics and religion, social and in- 
dustrial welfare, education, medic- 
al work and evangelism in each 
separate country. The eloquence 
and earnestness of these foreign 
students was an example to the 
American College students, too 
many of whom come without 
serious purpose or interest in Chris- 
tian missions. Here also was a con- 
crete example of the unity of all 
races and classes, and types of 
thinking in the one family of Jesus 

The tide of interest rose from 
session to session as the program 
progressed, and many who had 
come from curiosity, for social rea- 
sons, or because they merely ex- 
pected a great student rally, were 
captured for Christ and His service. 
It was almost impossible for anyone 
not to resolve to be a better man 
or a better woman, or not to volun- 
teer in the great campaign to re- 
claim the world for Christ. That 
the Des Moines Convention had 
some practical results of the right 

sort is shown by the remark of a 
Princeton man, who said, "Well, 
fellows, I know what this means 
for me. It means that I must go 
back home and evangelize my own 
father in this generation." If such 
a spirit and practical fruitage 
could come to each of the thou- 
sands of delegates it would mean 
the speedy evangelization of 
America and of the world. 

It was indeed an epoch making 
convention. It cannot be otherwise 
but that a deeper and more serious 
religious life will characterize ev- 
ery American College and Univer- 
sity that was represented. A resolu- 
tion was adopted, proposed by the 
New York delegation, recommend- 
ing that all delegates on returning 
to their colleges, devote January to 
reporting the convention to their 
fellow students and to their local 
churches. February and March to 
the study of the Teachings of 
Christ and their application to the 
present conditions, April to re- 
cruiting for service at home and 
abroad. If this is being done faith- 
fully much good will result. 

But the real value of the conven- 
tion is to be judged by the number 
of lives that have been brought into 
vital touch with God through the 
surrender to Jesus Christ, that have 
brought their lives and ambitions 
into harmony with His program 
and that selfforgetfully devote 
themselves and all that they have 
to the service of men wherever God 
may direct them. In proportion as 
this is true of each delegate who at- 
tended the convention and of those 
whom these 7,000 or more, in turn, 
touch in their daily contact, shall 


this have been an epoch making 

— J. G. Meyer. 

Digest of the Addresses at the 
Des Moines Conference 

John R. Mott. chairman of the 
Convention, in his opening remarks 
brought before the delegates the 
aims of the meeting. He said that 
the first aim of the Conference is 
to catch a new vision of a NEW 
world, a suffering, sorrowing, torn, 
bewildered, confused, nervous, 
teachable, and expectant world. 
To this aim he added that all na- 
tions and peoples have their faces 
set toward a new hope, and they 
give us not only a new vision but 
also a new challenge, and that it is 
our christian duty to respond to this 
vision and accept the challenge. He 
said that God calls us to Leader- 
ship, the Leadership which Christ 
taught, namely, "He that would be 
greatest among men let him be the 
servant of all." The second aim of 
the Conference was that we may 
get a new accession of Power. He 
continued this thought by saying 
that we should receive irresistable 
power and down-right earnestness 
and responsive openness. 

On the subject, "The Eminency 
of God and the Immediacy of His 
Work," Robert E. Speer said "God 
is better than our best thoughts of 
Him, and God is nearer to us than 
our own sins." He pointed out five 
outstanding principles which will 
help us to make most of the great- 
ness and goodness of God, they are, 
first, we must strive for the spirit of 

co-operation; second, nation must 
not strive against the welfare of 
her neighboring nation; third, the 
value of persons should be rea- 
lized ; fourth, we must believe in 
God ; and last, the value of the in- 
dividual to the nation and the na- 
tion to the individual must always 
be borne in mind. He said that we 
should make use of God as Christ 
or as Paul did, and take advantage 
of the privilege of prayer and, then, 
who dare postpone the answers to 
our prayers? On the same subject 
Sherwood Eddy said, "15,000,000 
people in Europe and Asia face ac- 
tual starvation; 100,000,000 more 
are in destitute circumstances; and 
just last year there were 800,000 
Armenian Christians killed for the 
cause of the Master." One of the 
most striking statements that was 
heard at the convention was made 
by Mr. Eddy when he said that the 
United States holds one-third of 
the wealth of the world in her 
hands and then he asked whether 
we are the rich man with the beg- 
gar sitting at our door, knocking 
with bony hands for something to 

Doctor George Jones spoke in 
behalf of the colored race. He 
brought out the point that the 
colored race has a contribution to 
make towards the progress of the 
human race. He plead for better 
educational advantages for his race 
saying that they have suffered more 
during the last 50 years due to il- 
literacy and its accompanying evils 
than they have ever since their 
emancipation. The leadership of 
their race, he said, must come from 
the 11,000,000 colored people of 



America and that it is up to the 
American Churches to say whether 
the crossroads of railroads and 
steamship lines in Africa will mean 
a cross of exploitation or a cross of 

Bishop McDonnel said that the 
British Christian Movement in 
India reported that they do not 
want Christianity, for that is the re- 
ligion of Europe, what they want is 

Some striking statements on the 
topic, "Christianization of our Na- 
tional and International Life," 
were: "In 1914 we had enough 
brains, brawn and wealth to usher 
in the Millenium, but why didn't it 
come? The reason why Christianity 
did not prevent the great World 
War was because we did not have 
enough of it on hand in 1914. Do 
we have enough on hand now? To 
be alive, and young besides, is a 
great privilege. The past five 
years in the future will be studied 
profoundly by scholars for 1,000 
years to come. Our life must be 
humanized and christianized. We 
must go into all the world and 
teach and love all nations. Too 
many people feel like going into 
all the world and shoot or stone all 
nations into the kingdom." 

On the subject of the "Eminent 
Demands upon our Churches," Dr. 
James Vance said, "Where, if you 
were an orphan, would you go to 
be nursed, not to a woman canying 
a poodle dog; not to the woman 
with one or two children but to the 
family of ten children. The church 
must lay aside her garments of idle- 
ness and gird herself with the 
girdle of service. Christ wants to 

meet his followers at Calvary, and 
Calvary does not mean only ex- 
emption and a free post-mortal 
transportation to Paradise, but it 
means that we are ready to die for 
the Master's cause. We must not 
try to Americanize, Anglonize, or 
denationalize, but we must Chris- 
tianize the people who come to our 
shores and then we do not need to 
deport them. Religion is more often 
caught than taught." 

Doctor Saylor from Columbia 
University, in speaking on the 
qualifications of an educational 
missionary said that a missionary 
expecting to do work along the line 
of education must have breadth 
of social intellect, a deep con- 
tagious and plastic personality. 

Dr. Samuel Zwemer said that 
there are five main reasons why the 
Mohammedan religion failed ; first, 
it does not recognize the child; 
second, it has wrong concepts of 
home and womanhood ; third, it 
M^arps and degrades the intellect; 
fourth, it is an age long enemy of 
democracy ; and fifth, it fails spirit- 
ually, in that it takes "away my 
Lord" and millions know not where 
to find Him. Robert E. Speer on 
the same theme said, "Religion is 
the world's greatest power and it is 
also the world's greatest peril. 
Christianity is the life of God 
opened to the life of man." 

The four touchstones of our 
christian life as given by Sherwood 
Eddy are: first, are you pure? 
second, are you honest? third, are 
you living the unselfish life? fourth, 
are you going out to carry the un- 
selfish life of love? In Jesus Christ 
there is neither border, breed or 



birth. Zwemer said that Christ's 
pre-eminence in the life of Paul was 
due to his vision of Christ; his de- 
cision for Christ; and friendship 
with Christ. "There are many heads 
resting on the bosom of Jesus and 
there is still room for more." 

He continued by saying that over 
in Africa we are often lonely, here 
you have the crowds; there we see 
Christ, here you look for Him and 
talk about Him; there blood is 
freely shed for His cause, here lots 
of ink is shed; there they follow 
the leader of Peace, here they es- 
tablish war councils and recruiting 
stations; "in Armenia the chris- 
tians climbed to heaven on the 
steep slope of martyrdom, here we 
sing about it." 

Bishop MacDonnel said, "be- 
cause I know no better person I 
must joyously, cheerfully and jubi- 
lantly give Him control over me. 
He has a right to rule because of 
His highest purpose. I must make 
Christ sovereign, supreme and 

Does Christ have your vote to 
rule over the world? Every life is 
a plan of God. 

A. C. Baugher 

The Student Volunteer Movement 
for Foreign Missions 

This movement was started in 
1886 at Mount Hermon, Mass. 

Its purposes from the start which 
have been maintained thru all these 
years are : 

(1) "To awaken and maintain 
among all christian students of the 
United States and Canada in- 

telligent and active interest in 
foreign missions. 

(2) To enroll a sufficient number 
of properly qualified volunteers to 
meet the successive demands of 
the various Mission Boards of 
North America in their effort to 
give all living men the opportunity 
to know the Living Christ. 

(3) To help all such interesting 
missionaries in preparing for their 
life work and to enlist their co- 
operation in developing the mis- 
sionary life of the colleges, and of 
the home churches. 

(4) To lay an equal burden of 
responsibility on all the students 
who are to remain at home as min- 
isters and layworkers, that they 
may actively promote the mission- 
ary enterprise by their intelligent 
advocacy, by their gifts and by 
their prayers." 

"This movement is a recruiting 
agency and summons students to a 
world-wide crusade. It is not, 
however, an organization to send 
missionaries nor does it assume the 
functions of a missionary sending 
agency. It is unswervingly loyal to 
the churches." The field of this 
movement takes in about one 
thousand colleges which have 
about three hundred thousand 

By looking at the purpose of this 
movement, which was taken from 
John R. Mott's report, we can 
readily see that the movement is 
wide in its scope, deep in its pur- 
pose, and far reaching in its in- 

Some of the distinguishing fea- 
tures of this movement are : the 
missionary education it affords and 



fosters; the training in financial 
stewardship, besides contributing 
very much to the spiritual life of 
the colleges and universities ; in- 
fluencing men who could not go to 
the field; and, above all, bearing 
back to the home churches the in- 
spiration that was received in col- 

This movement is primarily a 
student movement. It is believed by 
all that the hope of evangelizing 
the world lies in the student ranks 
of our country. 

They are getting in touch with 
the vital problems of missions as 
no other group of people possibly 
could and, since the students are 
usually a select group from the 
very fact that they go to college, 
they are naturally the ones to 
whom appeals must be made to 
bring the message of Christ to all 
people. • Hence the "Student 
Volunteer Movement for Foreign 

As stated above, the primary 
purpose of the movement is to serve 
as a recruiting agency. Now it 
naturally follows that many stu- 
dents who are willing to go to 
foreign fields and have joined the 
movements are kept from going by 
different causes. 

If the movement wants to get 
students to go and then some who 
are kept from going does that mean 
that the purpose of the movement 
has failed? Not at all! Those who 
were willing to go to the foreign 
field and were prevented will 
surely become live wires on the 
home base. A foreign volunteer at 
home will surely mean more than a 
man on the foreign field Vv^ho is not 

interested in missions. 

Although this is a movement for 
foreign missions it does not militate 
against Home Missions. It is be- 
lieved that for every missionary 
that sails for foreign parts ten more 
will get the vision at home and will 
be better stewards of Christ's. This 
is proved with many actual circum- 
stances where one single man go- 
ing to the foreign field or stating 
his intention of going has gotten 
others to work in home fields, when 
they could not go to the foreign field. 

There is yet another phase to 
this movement that deserves em- 
phasis. Many foreign students are 
in our schools just now and when 
they come in contact with men who 
have volunteered to go to their 
own native lands it has a great ef- 
fect for good. They see the spirit 
of altruism and of Christ which 
exists in the hearts of the best peo- 
ple of our country. Again, the 
American students, by coming into 
contact with the foreign students, 
get their viewpoint and, being 
volunteers, they learn to appreciate 
them and even start to work in the 
foreign settlements of our country. 
The Student Volunteer move- 
ment for Foreign Missions is not a 
denominational movement but it 
deserves and should have the sup- 
port of all denominations in that 
they encourage the spirit of sacri- 
fice with which the movement is 
imbued so that the several denom- 
inational boards can draw from the 
ranks of Foreign Volunteers and 
man their respective mission sta- 
tions with men of vision, which 
means success for Christ's cause. 

— Ezra Wenger, 



Our School Departments 

Our Music Department 

The Music Department is con- 
tinually growing. Fifty-eight per 
cent of the students are studying 
music in one or more of the follow- 
ing classes — Glee Club, Chorus, 
Song Directing, Piano or Voice Cul- 

The Ladies' Glee Club and the 
Male Quartet furnish music for the 
various public programs. The Male 
Quartet has also rendered special 
music in a number of entertain- 
ments given in Lancaster and ad- 
joining counties. The Voice and 
Piano Students supply the demands 
in the Literary Society. 

On Monday and Thursday even- 
ings a number of the students meet 
in a class for practice in Song Di- 
recting. The aim of the class is to 
teach them to beat time correctly, 
to use the tuning-fork, to interpret 
and direct the hymns we use in our 
worship. Each person, after direct- 
ing, is critized. The work is very 
interesting. We hope to supply 
many of the churches with good 
song leaders. 

The Chorus Class is quite alive 
and working hard on the Cantata, 
"Esther the Beautiful Queen," to 
be rendered in the near future. An 
announcement will be made in a 
later issue of the College Times. 
Look for it. The following is the 
synopsis of the cantata — Esther 
was born in Persia five hundred 
years before Christ. Being an or- 
phan she was adopted by her cou- 
sin, Mordecai, who recognizing her 

great natural beauty, trained her 
in the accomplishments of highest 
womanhood. She was chosen by 
the King of the Realm to be his 
wife and Queen. She did not dis- 
close her nationality. Haman was 
Premier and favorite of the King. 
Haman hated Mordecai because he 
would not bow the knee to him as 
the King had commanded. He did 
not know Mordecai's relation to the 
Queen. To be revenged he ob- 
tained a decree for destroying all 
the Jews in the provinces. Mor- 
decai discovers the plot and 
charges the Queen to petition the 
King for the safety of her people, 
which she does at the peril of her 
life, on account of the law that no 
one should go unto the King unbid- 
den. The King hears her petition 
and Haman is defeated. Haman 
has prepared a gallows fifty cubits 
high for Mordecai. An attendant 
informs the King of the fact and 
the King orders Haman to be 
hanged from it and proclaimed 
Mordecai Premier in his stead. Af- 
ter this the people rejoice. The 
solos and choruses are beautiful 
and impressive. 

— Mrs. Jennie S. Via. 

Musical Culture 

Throughout all history man has 
shown a taste for music. He has 
always recognized its wholesome 
effect upon soul and body. The 
need of music in the advancement 
of humanity is very apparent. 



"From the Greek instrument with 
one string down to the wonderful 
pipe-organ, music has been in- 
tensely attractive and marvelously 
helpful, and for the good of the 
human family." Of all the fine 
arts, music has the greatest power 
in creating a taste for the beautiful 
and has the strongest charms for 
stirring the soul of man. Even the 
uncultured, to whom the grandest 
painting and the most exquisite 
forms of architecture may seem but 
ordinary, may, nevertheless, be 
moved by the sweet strains of a 
simple selection of music. 

Dr. Russell H. Conwell of Phila- 
delphia, says: "No art or science 
needs more to be developed today 
than that of music. Its influence on 
soul and body has been noticed and 
advanced by some of the greatest 
thinkers of ancient and modern 
times, therefore it is not necessary 
to discuss the supreme need for real 
music to bring into harmony mo- 
tives aHd movements for good. 
When we duly consider the sub- 
ject of music, and ask where we 
shall find the great musicians who 
are today so much in demand, we 
feel that many so-called schools of 
music are often more misleading 
than instructive and that they fol- 
low fashions that are more unrea- 
sonable than the fashions of dress." 

The art of music is a difficult one 
and necessitates in addition to a 
musical temperament, many years 
of careful practice to acquire pro- 
ficiency in the art. Since there are 
few great musicians and few young 
people capable of directing their 
companions in song, it follows that 

more young people in school should 
devote more of their time to the ac- 
quisition of this desirable art. Many 
have gone thru school who thought 
they were too busy to take this 
work but who today regret their 
lost opportunities. 

In every community there is 
need of creating higher tastes for 
music. As one passes thru the 
streets and hears the strains of 
music issuing from the various 
homes or amusement centers, one 
can soon judge the quality of music 
in which folks will delight. In 
these days of "cheap ragtime" and 
an abundance of low-class music, 
there is great danger of suggesting 
the vulgar and debasing lo the 
minds of the young. This type of 
niuiic often has a very far-reaching 
influence in the wrong dir'^^ction. 
It tends to create a taste for the 
low and debasing rather than a 
taste for the higher and better type 
of music. Our young people should 
be helped to admire the best. 

One of the great social needs of 
the present is more wholesome 
recreation centers. Our young peo- 
ple desire places to congregate. If 
they are not given wholesome cen- 
ters to satisfy this instinct, they 
will seek questionable surroundings. 
The "old-time singing school" satis- 
fied in part this great social prob- 
lem. Young people came together 
from the community and spent an 
evening or two of each week in 
wholesome song; many desirable 
acquaintances and companionships 
were thus formed and the young 
people of the community were 
more strongly united. Our young 
people would do v/ell to prepare for 



leadership in song and thus become 
a leader of the young people upon 
their return home from school. 
Thus more of the helpful com- 
munity gatherings might be revived 
as well as a higher taste for music. 

There is also a great demand for 
leaders in song in the various 
church congregations. Worship in 
song might become much more in- 
spiring and meaningful if it were 

given impetus by strong leadership. 
Many an hour of worship would 
mean more and produce more lasting 
results if there were more thrilling 
and soul-stirring music. This some- 
how attunes the soul to receive the 
best and causes it to rise to the 
heights of the infinite. Young peo- 
ple, do not fail to grasp these op- 
portunities for leadership and 
personal influence. 

— H. H. N. 

Religious News 

Profs. Ober and Meyer held a 
Bible Institute at Pine Grove from 
January the thirty-first until Febru- 
ary the first. The institute sched- 
uled for the Little Swatara District 
was called off because of influenza 
in the community. 

This year the students in the 
Colleges of the Church of the 
Brethren are aiming to raise eight 
thousand five hundred dollars for 
the equipment of a hospital in 
China. Plans are being made to 
launch our campaign during the 
first week in March. Look for the 
report in the next issue. 

On Tuesday, February the twen- 
ty-fourth, the Mission Boards, the 
Ministerial Boards, the Trustees of 
the College, and others met in the 
Elizabethtown church, and under 
the leadership of Eld. Chas. Bon- 
sack discussed the best methods of 
oranizing the work of the Forward 
Movement in the Eastern and 
Southern Districts. 

Rev. Petry, from Ohio, began 
evangelistic services in the Eliza- 
bethtown church, Sunday morning, 
February the twenty-second. The 
campaign began with good attend- 
ance and interest. Before the evan- 
gelist came a survey of the town 
was made and a number of cottage 
prayer meetings were held in pre- 
paration for the revival effort. 

Inspiration minus activity equals 
lost effort but inspiration plus ac- 
tivity equals results. 

A question that often arose dur- 
ing the rich feasts of the Bible 
Term and Training School was, 
"What are these things going to 
mean and how are they going to 
tell?" We are not able to deter- 
mine what the result of those in- 
fluences will be; but we are quite 
sure that some things are already 
being made practical in better 
Christian living. 

One result of the united effort 
and interest of the Bible Term is 
the morning prayer meeting, held 



from 6:30 to 7:00 a. m. Each hall 
conducts its own meeting and de- 
cides upon the methods of proced- 
ure. The spirit of the meetings is 
very encouraging and the number 
of students attending them is in- 
creasing. Those who attend are 
realizing the value of beginning the 
day under the inspiration of fellow- 
ship with one another and with 
God. Even tho these meetings are 
voluntary it is hoped that all will 
catch the meaning and decide to 

A delegation of fourteen students 
attended the Student Volunteer 
Conference of Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania and New Jersey, held at 
Juniata College, February 27-29. 
The delegate body consisted of 
about two hundred and fifty stu- 
dents representing the Colleges, 
Seminaries, Normal Schools and 
Universities of the above named 

Foster B. Statler of Juniata Col- 
lege, the President of the Union, 
presided at all the meetings. The 
speakers who gave one or two mes- 
sages were Mrs. J. M. Springer, 
Missionary to Africa: Dr. Cyril 
Haas, Physician-in-Chief of the 

American Hospital in Asia Minor; 
Wilbur Smith, Y. M. C. A. Secre- 
tary in India; Rev. Paul Kanamoii, 
an evangelist from Japan; May 
Fleming, Reperesentative of Stu- 
dent Volunteer Movement of 
American and Dr. Robert E. Speer 
Secretary of the Board of Foreign 
Missions of the Presbyterian 
Church of America. Mr. J. W. 
Yoder lead the meetings in inspir- 
ing song services. All the messages 
and songs helped to create the at- 
mosphere that climaxed on Sunday 
night during the great closing ad- 
dress by Dr. Speer. The aim of the 
leaders and speakers was to have 
things "go deep" and each session, 
as the close of the Conference drew 
nearer, indicated deepening con- 
victions, enlarged visions, changing 
purposes, heart cleansing and re- 
dedication of life. 

The whole Conference was a 
challenge to every young man and 
woman present. The final appeal 
came thru Dr. Speer and it came 
in such strength that, when he 
closed, the intense feelings, the 
great silence and the atmosphere 
of consecration and definite pur- 
pose already indicated the be- 
ginning of great results. 

— S. C. S. 

Alumni Notes 

Professor Walter K. Gish, '05, 
who moved to Canada several years 
ago to take charge of a government 
tract, has recently moved his fam- 
ily to Stettler,, Alberta, Canada. 

Elder Rufus P. Bucher, one of 
the first students of the College, is 
engaged in a series of meetings at 
Ephrata, Pa. At the end of the 
first week he was reported to have 



had sixteen converts. As this issue 
goes to press the meetings are still 
in progress. 

A number of our fellow alumni 
are reported sick of the ''flu," 
among whom are M. Alverda Groff. 
'04; H. H. Nye, '15; John Hershey, 
'06; Mary Hershey Crouthamel. 
'15 and Owen Hershey, '15. 

Our Alumni will be glad to learn 
of the joy that recently came into 
the home of E. G. Diehm, '13, when 
a son, Joseph Edgar, was born. The 
father has charge of the Church of 
the Brethren congregation at 

Elder Will E. Glassmire, '07, re- 
ferred to in our last issue as being 
unable to find a house in his new 
field, has after a vigorous search 
succeeded in getting a place to live 
in his assigned field, and should be 
addressed at Vilva Pax, Koldby, Pr. 
Hordum, Denmark. 

Miss Anna Ruth Eshleman, 07, 
now a student in Juniata College 
pursuing the College Course, has 
recently been appointed teacher of 
a class in Latin. We are glad for 
this recognition given one of our 
Alumni who has distinguished her- 
self as a thorough and capable stu- 

The following quotation was 
taken from a letter from Bro. J. E. 
Graybill, '07 to Mrs. Via. "Last 
Sunday (Feb. 1) we had our Dis- 
trict Meeting at Malmo, Sweden. It 
was one of the best, if not the best 

District Meeting we have had since 
in the work. We planned for ag- 
gressive work and trust the plan, if 
worked, will serve as a good part 
in the Forward Movement in 
Sweden. Two years ago we had a 
nice little ingathering. Last year we 
had but a few accessions. Now we 
have three that are awaiting bap- 
tism. We plough and sow and do 
as much watering as we can by the 
Grace of God and then leave the 
rest to the Lord to give the in- 
crease. We have learned to count 
on disappointments and so we are 
not disheartened when the work is 
up hill." 

Brother I. E. Oberholtzer, '05, 
now on the China field, assisted by 
Norman A. Seese and Walter J. 
Heisey, has written a very inter- 
ested booklet on mission propa- 
ganda representative of the China 
field entitled "China — A Challenge 
to the Church." The book is beau- 
tifully illustrated and, for anyone 
desiring to know what is now being 
done or planned for in the future, 
the book would prove exceedingly 
helpful. The book is designed to 
give a brief outline of conditions, 
needs and problems on the field, 
not as a textbook for the specialist, 
but as appeals to the general 
reader. The liberal insertions of 
descriptive illustrations should at 
once introduce and familiarize the 
reader with our China field, and so 
lead to more careful and thorough 
study, create a deeper interest in 
and sympathy for the Chinese peo- 
ple, and stimulate greater sacrifice 
for their evangelization. The book 
may be had by addressing the 



General Mission Board at Elgin, Il- 

Mrs. Nellie Hartman Schuler, '06 
lost her father. We take this op- 
portunity to express our heartfelt 
sympathy to Mrs. Schuler and fam- 
ily in this loss which she so keenly 
feels. Those who remember Mrs. 
Schuler as a student at Elizabeth- 
town College all join in this expres- 
sion of sympathy and encourage 
her to cast herself upon Him who 
doeth all things well. 

—J. G. M. 

A quiet, but rather romantic, 
wedding took place at the home of 
Professor and Mrs. H. A. Via on 
Monday, February the twenty-third. 
Miss Florence S. Miller, '10, a clerk 
in the War Department at Wash- 
ington, D. C, and Sergeant Eber- 
hard Sommer of the U. S. Marine 
Barracks at Quanteco, Virginia, 
were united in marriage on the 
above mentioned afternoon at three 
o'clock. . Professor Ober officiated. 
The ring ceremony was used. The 
couple started immediately for 
Washington, D. C, where they will 
be at home at 1754 S. St., N. W. 

The Keystone Literary Society 
met in public session, February 7th, 
1920, at 8:00 o'clock. The follow- 
ing program was rendered : Vocal 
Solo, Night of Dreams, Kathryn 
Stauffer; Recitation, Footsteps of 
Angels, Esther Bair. Ezra Wenger 
then gave an interesting discussion 
and a list of ten questions for de- 
bate for the Society. A piano duet, 
Danse Rustique, was beautifully 
rendered by Misses Stauffer and 
Witmer. An interesting debate. Re- 
solved that active participation in 
the Keystone Literary Society is of 
greater value to an individual than 

that derived from any one course 
of study given in this school; was 
discussed affirmatively by Mary 
Crouse and Daniel Baum, negative- 
ly by Esther Clopper and S. Clyde 

Literary Program 

Feb. 14, 1920 

Music, Victrola Selections; Read- 
ing, The White-footed Deer, Ruth 
Detwiler. A very interesting gen- 
eral information class was con- 
ducted by Edwin Rinehart. Recita- 
tion, Six Love-letters, Florence 



Shenk; Vocal Solo, The Rosary, 
Anna Enterline. A timely debate 
discussed affirmatively by K. Mil- 
dred Baer and Paul Wenger and 
negatively by Vernon Burkhart and 
David Markey, then followed. The 
question was: Resolved, That every 
Sunday School of the Church of the 
Brethren should require at least a 
one-year course of Teacher Train- 
ing for each of its teachers. The 
next feature on the program was a 
Victrola selection. 

The program for Feb. 28th, was 
postponed one week because the 
officers and others had gone to the 
Student Volunteer Conference at 
Juniata. — A. G. Y. 

The private program for Febru- 
ary 21st, 1920 resulted in the elec- 
tion of the following officers : Pres., 
Jesse Reber; V. Pres., Clarence 
Holsopple ; Sec, Mary Henning; 
Treas., John Bechtel; Chorister, 
Emma Ziegler; Critic, Ezra 

School News 

Ezra Wenger visited with Mr. 
Rinehart over the week-end of Feb- 
ruary 7. 

What a transformation! Our 
Drawing Room has become "un 
petit salon." 

Mrs. Rinehart of Waynesboro 
visited her son, Edwin, of our stu- 
dent-body, January 28. 

Our janitor, Mr. Schwenk, has 
again resumed his work after being 
absent because of illness. 

The coasting parties are a source 
of much pleasure to all the stu- 
dents, especially the "steadies." 

Miss Jessie Oellig prefers to take 
her walks alone because she says, 
"I like my own company 'Best'." 

Misses Shenk, Minnich and Hol- 

singer were the guests of Miss 
Mary Gibble, near Mastersonville, 

Miss Grace L. Hess, a former stu- 
dent, visited on College Hill. She is 
not teaching this winter but is at 
home on the farm. 

Mr. Rinehart in Rhetoric, while 
speaking of French knots, re- 
marked that little upheavels are 
left when the work is finished.. 

In an information class at a 
spelling bee Mr. E. Meyer was 
asked "Where is the Golden 
Gate?" He answered, "In heaven, I 

Owing to the illness of Dr. Gause, 
the fourth number of our lecture 
course had to be postponed. We 
hope to have this number in the 
near future, however. 



We are glad that Prof Nye has 
been able to resume his duties 
among us after an illness of two 

The Senior Oratorical Contest 
will be held, Friday, March 19 at 
8 p. m. We invite our friends to 
be present. 

— R. W. 

— E. V. A. 

Welcome, to our portals, new 
students ; may your days spent on 
the Hill be the happiest days of 
your life. Again we welcome you 
to our halls, to our classrooms and 
to our hearts. 

On February 16 some of our 
students and teachers heard Dr. 
Russel Conwell lecture in Lancas- 
ter. His subject was "The Silver 
Crown." They reported a lecture 
full of inspiration and vision. 

On Saturday evening, February 
21, we were entertained at a Pro- 
gressive Birthday Social in Music 
Hall. The social was arranged in 
honor of the great men whose 
birthdays occur during February. 
Music and games made the time 
pass pleasantly. Refreshments were 
served, after which we adjourned 
much pleased with the evening's 

The constituency of E. C. is 
mighty proud of their college and 
group of fine students and right- 
fully ought to be. On us will the 
future depend. Do you want to do 
the impossible? Do you want to 

have influence and command the 
respect of your schoolmates? Are 
your actions and words worthy of 
their respect? Was your thought 
revealed in that deed or word 
whether it was for good or for ill? 
Do you still cherish a High School 
freshman's ideals? Is that silly sissy 
talk that is so disgusting tho 
standard of your life? If that's the 
case you deserve to be criticized, 
and made a laughing stock. Of 
course, we make all allowance for 
babies and infants around here. 
Will we tolerate such pussy footing 
around the Hill or will we act like 
ladies and gentlemen? 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

WHEREAS, it has pleased our 
Loving Father to remove from our 
midst, our friend and fellow-stu- 
dent, Miss Alice Lehman, of whom 
we shall ever carry pleasant mem- 
ories of her quiet and cheerful dis- 
position, because she was an in- 
spiration to all who came in contact 
with her. be it resolved : 

That, we, the Faculty and Stu- 
dents of Elizabethtown College 
commend the bereft family to the 
tender care and mercy of our 
Heavenly Parent. M'ho doeth all 
things well. 

That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the bereaved mother. 

That a copy be printed in the 
next issue of "Our College Times" 
and in the Elizabethtown Chronicle. 
Resolution Committee, 
Laura Hess, 
Ella Boaz, 
Edith Witmer. 

Volume XVI 

Number 7 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor J. G. Meyer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

School News Contributors \ -r, ' j ttt 

[ Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

Our College Times is published month y during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

Subscription rates one dollar per year; fifteen cents per copy; six subscriptions 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

The Rewards of Teaching 

No good business man would un- 
dertake a venture or make an in- 
vestment without investigating the 
possible returns or gains. What is 
true of business in this respect ap- 
plies also to the teaching profession. 
No one should enter the teaching 
profession, however much he may 
be inclined toward it, without con- 
sidering the rewards which may be 
expected. The reason for this lies 

in the fact that such an estimate of 
rewards furnishes a certain meas- 
ure of success. 

What are some of the rewards 
of teaching? Doubtless, all teachers 
are agreed that large financial re- 
turns are not to be expected. All 
along the line, from the lowest- 
paid public school teacher to the 
highest paid university professor, 
few teachers are able to save much 
from their salary. The monetary 


rewards of teaching are the least 
important; the greatest and most 
significant rewards are spiritual. 

We may think of these rewards 
as either objective or subjective. 
One of the objective results which 
inspires every true teacher is a 
genuine response, on the part of the 
pupil, to the teacher's efforts. This 
response is a challenge to his sym- 
pathy, patience and utmost skill. 
It furnishes his opportunity to 
teach. A responsive pupil is an in- 
terested pupil, and when interest 
runs high results come more easily. 
It is, furthermore, a silent testi- 
monial to the teacher's ability as a 
leader and instructor and to his 
power to reach his pupils. 

Another objective reward of 
teaching, closely related to the first, 
is the evidence of growth in the 
pupil. Here patience has her per- 
fect work, for often months, and 
perhaps years, of a teacher's pains- 
taking effort are required to bring 
the desired change in conduct, in- 
terest or appreciation. How often 
men have paid eloquent tribute to 
some teacher who exerted a definite 

influence upon their lives. The 
teacher may not have been con- 
scious of the effects produced at 
the time but they speak of high 
professional ability just the same. 

Among other rewards, subjective 
in nature, is the teacher's con- 
sciousness that he is increasing in 
power as a teacher. Every one 
knows what a sense of satisfaction 
success brings with it. The teacher 
who reviews his professional life 
and is able to note improvement in 
his own methods and new acces- 
sions of teaching power has an ex- 
perience not given to men of in- 
ferior ability. 

The successful teacher, too, must 
feel that he is making a significant 
contribution to the world's social 
progress. The work in which he is 
engaged is the most vital and most 
fundamental in a democratic state. 
In his hands are the destinies of in- 
dividuals and nations. His moral 
responsibility is great but the spirit- 
ual rewards which come to him 
fully recompense for all his pains, 
inglorious though his task may of- 
ten appear. 

Our School Departments 

The Commercial Department 

The Commercial Department has 
not lagged in the forward move- 
ment activities of Elizabethtown 
College. From the beginning of 
the year the enrollment has been 
larger than usual. Not only in 
numbers do we exceed other years, 
but also in school training, previous 

to entering the Commercial work. 

Quite a number of the students 
had finished the four year high 
school course. To meet the needs 
of these active minds the program 
of recitations was arranged to give 
more attention to the shorthand 
and bookkeeping work, making it 
possible to finish both courses in 


one year. Not that the standards 
were lowered, but a more intensive 
course in the commercial work 

Our present course competes 
with those of the American Feder- 
ation of Commercial Schools, in the 
time required, and will compare 
very favorably if not exceed them 
in strength of subject matter given. 

The social side has not been en- 
tirely neglected. Our students are 
rather busy, nevertheless they find 
time for a few things that tend to- 
wards unifying the department in a 
social way. On the evening of 
March the fifth, a Commercial Stu- 
dents Luncheon was given in Music 
Hall. A very enjoyable event for 
all who participated. 

Our basket ball team made a 
good showing, and we are looking 
forward with expectations to the 
base ball team that is to be or- 
ganized in the near future. 

The Department expects to give 
two public programs this term. A 
literary program on April third and 
the regular commercial evening of 
commencement week. 

— H. V. 

A Practical Business Training 

Of the various departments of 
training offered by a college there 
is none which offers a more prac- 
tical training than the commercial 
department. This specific training 
is intended for those who shall fill 
office positions, manage business 
establishments, or administer their 
private affairs systematically. This 
training has, therefore a utilitarian 
value, for it is primarily concerned 

with the satisfaction of our eco- 
nomic needs and with the procur- 
ing of the "wherewithal" of our 
daily living. 

The business man has at no time 
ranked higher in social circles than 
he does at the present. The world 
has a large place for the prosper- 
ous, upright and generous business 
man. No man is better equipped 
than he from the standpoint of 
practical experience to lead and 
supervise the great social move- 
ments and campaigns of our day: 
The school board, the church, the 
political organization and other im- 
portant institutions are all soliciting 
his practical suggestions, and his 
ability for leadership. Then, too,, 
his hundreds and thousands and 
millions of dollars which he has ac- 
cumulated as the result of his lucra- 
tive and prosperous business are 
constantly being called for by the 
organizations whose mission is to 
save the world from heathenism, 
poverty and wrong. Never has the 
wealthy man assumed a larger pro- 
portion of the financial burden of 
humanity than he is willing to as- 
sume today. 

But to fill these positions of re- 
sponsibility and usefulness, the 
business man must necessarily se- 
cure adequate training. Seventy- 
five years ago, and even today irt 
many cases, men entertained the 
idea that in order to secure a good 
business training one must enter 
business early in life without any 
previous training and thus acquire 
proficiency in business by actual 
practice and experience. This^ 
worked splendidly in the case of 
those who were natively endowed. 


with a high degree of sound prac- 
tical wisdom and common sense ; 
but in the case of others the count- 
less ruins of bankrupt businesses 
scattered over the country are si- 
lent memorials of the need of more 
adequate preparatory training. The 
old adage "experience is the best 
teacher, but also the most ex- 
pensive" is nowhere more true than 
in practical busines life. It is very 
true that theory without construc- 
tive ability leads to failure and 
visionary dreams. Yet constructive 
ability can be greatly aided and im- 
proved by following a definite 
course of business training and im- 
bibing the ideas that represent the 
cumulative experience and hard- 
learned lessons of previous genera- 
tions of business men. By observing 
the failures and successes of other 
men, we profit by their experience 
and we are made conscious of the 
various difficulties and problems to 
be solved. Thus we are forearmed, 
as it were, to cope v/ith them. 

A business course, however, in- 
volves more than mere getting of 
facts. It means the actual practice 
in accounting and correspondence 
which one is expected to do in real 
business life. He is really engaged 
in a miniature business before he 
receives his sheepskin from the 
school which recommends him and 
sends him out for fuller and larger 
service in a large and active busi- 
ness world. 

As already intimated, there was 
never a greater need for trained 
men and women for business po- 
sitions than now. In this war-torn, 
distracted and disorganized world 
there is every avenue of oppor- 

tunity for the one who is suflficiently 
trained and wise and alert to help 
to restore business to normal con- 
ditions and to bring order and satis- 
faction out of this unprecedented 
chaos and confusion in the business 
world. Then, too, the present high 
prices of goods are indicative of 
great prosperity and prosperity al- 
ways calls for more trained men. 

Not only is there a great demand 
at present for young men in the 
commercial field, but due to keen 
industrial competition, wide-awake 
men are coming more and more to 
see the need of systematizing busi- 
ness. The farmer is slowly learn- 
ing that if his business is to prosper 
he must keep a set of books in or- 
der that he may know at any time 
his business standing. The up-to- 
date housewife realizes, that if she 
is to make ends meet during the 
present high cost of living and be- 
sides, to get ahead financially, the 
family budget is indispensable. Not 
only are the farmer and the house- 
wife placing their work on a busi- 
ness basis, but systematic book- 
keeping is indispensable in other 
business now, whether that business 
includes a small shop in the back- 
yard, or two hundred acres of the 
finest soil in Lancaster county, or an 
army of clerks and extensive office 
machinery in the highest sky- 
scraper of New York city. To no 
one, no matter what occupation or 
profession he pursues, is a business 
training lost. What a deplorable 
fact that during this age of rush 
and hurry so few young people take 
sufficient time to lay strong and 
sure the foundations of a success- 
ful business career. — H. H. N. 


Our Educational Work 

My Place in Society 

A human society is a group of 
people dwelling together who carry 
on a common life by means of men- 
tal interactions. They have a com- 
mon country, common institutions, 
and common ideals and purposes. 

These ideals and purposes 
change with time. I as one of the 
individuals who make up society 
must adapt myself to these changes. 
The aim of society is the welfare of 
its members. If this aim is to be 
realized, I must not be a stum- 
bling block by holding on to ideas 
upheld as best long ago, but I must 
live up to the times and adapt my- 
self to whatever may be helpful for 
the group. 

The responsibility of the in- 
dividual in a human society is great 
because of man's intellect. He has 
that self-consciousness which en- 
ables one to exercise thought and 
have feelings. He must live for the 
groups yesterday, today and tomor- 

My place is such that I must ever 
recognize the rights of those about 
me in the home, at school, in the 
church or any unit of society. Each 
person must stand accountable for 
his own deeds, and see that his 
standards are high so that they 
may ever uplift. Each one must 
do his own choosing. I cannot hide 
behind the community as a whole 
nor behind one person. Then my 
place in society is to lead such a 
moral life that it may impress those 
about me for greater good. I must 

control myself that society may be 
a little better for my having lived. 
Owen Meredith has said, *'No Life 
can be pure in its purpose and 
strong in its strife, and all life not 
be purer and stronger thereby. 

Another requirement is great 
breadth of sympathy. I must have 
sympathy for those of my own im- 
mediate group but more than this 
must reach out and help suffering 
humanity. Today we must rec- 
ognize the poor Armenians as our 
brothers and we must lend a help- 
ing hand if we will fill our place in 

My place in society also demands 
that I take the stand for truths 
honesty, obedience, industry, un- 
selfishness, kindness and other vir- 
tues which form a good character, 
because we only attain that which 
we desire and that for which we 

The individual is the only one 
who can modify society to make 
possible higher modes of personal 
living. My place is to help modify 
society and appreciate the contribu- 
tions that are made so that they 
may bring about social reforms and 
in order that they may progress. 

My place in society lets me do 
what and how I will so long as 
such doing does not interfere with 
what some one else, who has the 
same inalienable right, does, or 
wishes to have the opportunity for 

Summing it all up let me say, my 
place is to stand out in the field of 



life ready to shed my blood to the 
last drop in the service of my coun- 

— Mildred Baer. 

The Well-Disciplined School 

Educators tell us that the well- 
disciplined school is made con- 
spicuous by its absence. 

The old well-disciplined school 
was a sort of autocracy. The teach- 
er was the autocrat and the pupils 
were his trembling subjects. 

But the ideals of discipline have 
changsd and continue to change. 
The ideal school of today is not one 
whose teacher is a cold monarch, 
whom the children fear and avoid 
Avhenever possible ; but it is one 
whose teacher is a ready and sym- 
pathetic guide, whom the children 
respect and love. The modern well- 
disciplined school has reached or is 
approaching the state in which the 
collective will of the pupils sanc- 
tions courteous behavior, good ef- 
fort, etc., and disapprove of disor- 
der and other school room vices and 
thus they check the unruly new- 

Good discipline is the best work- 
ing attitude. We can easily pick 
out the well-disciplined school then 
by the following criteria : Are the 
pupils busy, are they eager to pre- 
pare their lessons or do some other 
things which is for his own real 
welfare or for that of the school? 
Is the individual pupil interested 
-enough in his work to start im- 
me"diately after his class is excused 
or does he waste, three, five or ten 
minutes in getting his material from 

his desk, or in disturbing others? 
Does he use his spare moments to 
good advantage, reading helpful 
books, magazines, etc., or does he 
waste them in idleness or in annoy- 
ing his nearest "neighbors"? If 
the latter conditions prevail the 
school is not well-disciplined. 

A good rule for the teacher to 
follow is, "Emphasize the "DO'S" 
rather than the "don'ts." By em- 
phasizing the latter she often sug- 
gests to the pupils things they likely 
would never have thought of and 
thus tempts them to do just what 
will displease her. The little minds 
being too weak morally to restrain 
themselves and of course will do 
the many attractive things of which 
he has been told. "Don't do that!" 

Furthermore the pupils of the 
well-disciplined school do not al- 
ways work, drudge and even slave 
(over books as some think) but 
they play ; and some psychologists 
have pleased to say that they play 
most of the time or all of it, be- 
cause their work has been made so 
attractive and pleasant that it is 
play. When they prepare and re- 
cite their lessons they do (other 
things as health, school room con- 
ditions, etc., being equal) enter into 
the "spirit" of it, just as much as 
they do when they do when playing 
a game of "Prisoners' Base," "Hide 
and Seek' or "Base Ball." 

We see then that some character- 
istic qualities of the well-disciplined 
school are interest, happiness, co- 
operation on the part of all, both 
teacher and pupils and intelligent 
sympathy on the part of the teacher 
and so far as possible on the part 
of the pupils as well. And good 


discipline does not necessarily 
mean "pin-drop-silence." Indeed it 
could not possibly mean this. 

— M. G. Young. 

The Socializing Recitation 

School is not mere preparation 
for life. School is life and life is 
school. If this is true the work of 
the school must be a socializing 
process for "no man liveth unto 
himself." In school pupils ought to 
live as members of a society. 
Therefore the subject matter to be 
taught must be given social content. 
We cannot force children to be- 
come socialized but any exercise 
which tends to further social ac- 
tivity or social outlook, which gives 
insight into social conditions or 
which influences the attitude to- 
wards society has a valuable place 
in education. 

The socializing recitation, then, 
should foster a spirit of sympathy 
and helpfulness. This may be ac- 
complished by introducing such 
subject matter that will throw 
light on the lives of people, their 
joys and sorrows, likes and dis- 
likes, occupations and achieve- 
ments, their geographical, political 
or economic conditions, their social 
institutions. Our recitation must 
have more social content. For ex- 
ample, we may study Russia by 
describing its surface and climate, 
but in such a recitation, because so- 
cial content is lacking, its socializ- 
ing value as a recitation is negli- 
gible. But if we study the needs of 
the Russian people socially, indus- 

trially, politically, in the. light of 
their present day struggle, we give 
such a recitation social content. So- 
cial insight will result and then the 
recitation truly becomes a socializ- 
ing agent. 

Some of the actual devices used 
in socializing the recitation may be 
mentioned as follows: Let the pu- 
pils write letters to real people ; 
let them learn to add so as to be 
able to keep score in a game ; let 
them measure material and com- 
pute costs. 

When individual members of the 
class prepare a certain part of the 
lesson to report to the entire class, 
their activities take on a social 
value because they are working not 
only for themselves but for others. 
Any service performed for the class 
and not for self-gratification is 
social. Group work may be used to 
great advantage, for group work- 
means co-operation. 

Such a subject as "Digging the 
Panama Canal" might easily be 
made the basis for such work; in 
history, the treatment of the Indians; 
by the early settlers in America ; in 
civics, the subject of street-cleaning.. 
Since one of the main aims in teach- 
ing civics is good-citizenship, civics 
has a high socializing value. Even 
arithmetic yields room for socializ- 
ation. Here the pupil may formu- 
late his own problems from actual 
life experiences. This is the high- 
est form of socialization. Here life 
is carried into the school and thus 
school becomes life. 

But perhaps the biggest asset in 
socializing a recitation is the atti- 
tude of and enthusiasm in the work 
on the part of the teacher. A tyran- 



nical, critical teacher makes social 
effort useless. He is out of sym- 
pathy and acts as a damper to the 
exuberant spirit of youth. But 
when teacher and pupil meet on a 
level of human sympathy and mu- 
tual agreement, then the most good 
will result. Then pupils will not 
merely exist in school, but live — 
actually live. Then school will be 
life and life will be school. 

— Eva V. Arbegast. 

Our Course in Education 

We may know the future de- 
mands which will be made on Eliza- 
bethtown College by studying the 
past and present demands and in- 
dications. Elizabethtown College is 
offering fifteen different courses 
and has offered these for years 
iDack. A study has been made of 
the number of graduates in these 
various courses of each year of our 
histoi*y. The table of statistics 
■given herewith contains the data 
that were found in this study. 

This table of statistics contains 
the number of students who com- 
pleted the various courses each 
year since 1903. The total number 
of graduates of each year including 
graduates from all courses appear 
at the foot of the table. The total 
number of graduates that com- 
pleted the different courses since 
the school started are found in the 
vertical column of totals on the 
ri-jht hand side of the table. The 
last vertical column of figures 
represents the rank of the courses 

which was found by multiplying 
the total number of graduates in 
each course by the length of the 
course in years. 

You will notice that the Peda- 
gogical Course stands at the top of 
the list in the rank column in the 
table of statistics. In the accom- 
panying cut the numbers in the top 
of the black columns represent the 
number of students enrolled in each 
of the different courses, at the 
present time. This same fact is 
also shown graphically by the 
black columns themselves, the 
length of which is to represent the 
number enrolled in the course in- 
dicated. Fifty-nine students are en- 
rolled in the course this year. 

Fourteen students are complet- 
ing this course this year. Many of 
these were offered flattering salaries 
and were strongly urged to teach, 
yet in the face of these facts they 
decided to spend this year in 
further preparation in order to 
magnify their work in their chosen 

Prospects for next year are very 
bright. By all appearances there 
will be some twenty seniors in our 
Course of Education. Many are 
planning to take advantage of our 
Special Spring Normal which is to 
open on April 12. In this eight- 
week session a number of public 
school teachers are planning to 
complete enough of the more ad- 
vanced subjects in the Pedagogical 
Course next year by taking the 
work as outlined in the senior year 
of the course. 

There seems to be an ever grow- 
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<our country. There never was a 
time when a well qualified teacher 
was sought for as today. Elizabeth- 
town College is willing and ready 
to shoulder her share of the re- 
sponsibility to meet this growing 
demand. We never had as strong 

a faculty as we will have next 
year. Our course is perfectly up-to- 
date. Our graduates are our guar- 
antee which we offer to those who 
are looking into the merits of our 
Course in Education with a view of 
completing it. — J. C. M. 

A Craphloil Representation 
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Teaching as a Profession 

Every pupil who is preparing to 
teach is entering one of the pro- 
fessions. The difference between a 
profession and a trade is that a 
profession is governed by nature, 
while a trade is guided by rules 

and directions. 

All professions have three phases 
of culture, but the teaching pro- 
fession has four phases of educa- 
tional culture. One of these is 
academic preparation. The amount 
that the teacher needs depends on 



the school and the subjects that he 
is going to teach. 

The capstone to the teacher's 
training is practice. He also must 
have theory. A teacher without 
theory is like one groping in the 
dark. He is not able to sift the 
chaff from the wheat. Theory and 
practice go hand in hand. 

In teaching, changes are being 
made all the time, in the methods 
of instruction and in the curri- 
culum, so the teacher must study 
and keep on learning in order to 
Iceep up to the times. The laymen 
as well as the teachers should know 
the changes that are being made. 
The child is being emphasized now 
r.iore than mere subject-matter. 

The teacher must know the con- 
tents and the principle values of 
v'hat he is going to teach. With- 
out knowing the why or aim of 
teaching a certain thing, his teach- 
ing will become mechanical. The 
teacher must have an aim in teach- 
ing a subject and must strive to that 

An educated man must be 
trained in all his powers in order to 
be of most service to his school and 
to his community. Education means 
the development of all the powers. 

The efficient teacher must know 
the interests of his pupils, must 
know the aim and content of what 
he is teaching, must be able to co- 
operate with fellow-teachers, 
school board, superintendent, and 
supervision and should have prac- 
tice and theory. 

— Sarah H. Rover. 

The Rural School Teacher 

The rural school teacher has a 
mission to perform which no one 
else can perform. His opportuni- 
ties to touch life and responsibili- 
ties in this great field are numerous. 
Of course he meets difficulties, he 
has problems to solve and he has 
obstacles to overcome. And for 
all this he often receives sordid in- 
justice, is frequently and woefully 
neglected and all too often receives 
little or no encouragement. 

The rural school teacher has the 
opportunity to inculcate "the best 
American ideals"; first in the chil- 
dren who are under his care; 
second, in the patrons of the school, 
and third, in the community at 
large. Not until he has done this is 
his mission fully and truly per- 
formed. However important, he 
must not simply be a good dis- 
ciplinarian in the school room he 
must not only know and use the 
best methods in teaching, but he 
must be a first-class social worker. 
It is his business to analyze and 
study social problems and condi- 
tions, then supply the best possible 
solutions. To do justice to this re- 
sponsible position he must not go 
to it blindly. He must be prepared 
and his preparation must be of the 
highest type. If a rural school 
teacher enters whole-heartedly and 
unreseveredly into the work he will 
not feel justified to take a position 
in the rural school until he has the 
best preparation. He must prove 
to the community that he is there 
with a vv^ell defined purpose of help- 
ing them and not simply for pas- 
time. After he has accomplished 



this, the problem of a satisfactory 

renumeration will easily be solved. 

— Henry Wenger. 

High School Problems 

If we wish to have any institution 
function efficiently, we must have a 
clear conception of the aim of that 
institution, and probably the best 
way to set forth the aim of the 
American High School is to con- 
trast it with the European High 
School. We see that the youth of 
the foreign high school, at the end 
of his course, has received more 
academic training than the Ameri- 
can youth of equal school age, but 
we see also that what the American 
youth lacks in academic training he 
makes up in vocational study. The 
foreign school savors very strongly 
of aristocracy because of their nar- 
row, cultural courses but it is the 
aim of the American high school to 
turn out pupils that have a broad 
democratic view of life, and are 
well grounded in the fundamentals 
of an ideal society. So we may sum 
up the aim under three points : first 
social efficiency, second good will, 
and third the harmless enjoyment 
of leisure time. 

The subject of discipline resolves 
itself into two methods of control, 
the direct and indirect. It is to the 
indirect method that we most con- 
stantly appeal for the easy control 
and regulation of our high school 
pupils. Under this method disci- 
pline becomes a positive factor and 
in the case of an offence, a private 
talk is very often all that is needed. 

Bagley says of this method, "It is a 
parodox that discipline becomes 
conspicious by its absence." It is 
like an engine, that has been ad- 
justed and well oiled before the 
steam was turned on, and now runs 
smoothly. The direct method may 
be resorted to in extreme cases. 

When we consider the vast fields 
of literature and the extensive sur- 
vey of science, together with his- 
tories, mathematics and studies of 
ethic, economic and civic value, we 
see at once that we cannot hope to 
formulate a curriculum that will 
ever touch all those points and at 
the same time give some vocational 
training. The problem then arises, 
what shall we put into our high 
school curriculum? John Dewey 
suggests that we "connect our edu- 
cation with the general march of 
events," and to do that we must 
take out much of our formal, theo- 
retical work and give place to the 
newer and more practical work. 
Our mathematics must be re- 
modeled, our science is undergoing 
a change from the theoretical to 
the practical and history must 
change its point of view. Each 
soul is tuned to a certain key, and 
it is the duty of the high school 
course to sound different keys to 
its pupils until one is sounded that 
will resonate clearly as a bell in the 
soul of that pupil that it tuned to 
the same pitch. Thus can the high 
school become a means of vocation- 
al guidance. 

We find a very strong and grow- 
ing sentiment for supervised study 
in the high schools of today. It is 
a period or perhaps periods regu- 
larly given to studj^ with one or 



sometimes two teachers in charge 
to foster the work. Its aim is to 
help the pupil to concentrate at the 
proper time and place so as to get 
and retain what is of most value, 
and to do it in the least time. It 
places the center of gravity, so to 
speak, in the pupil instead of in the 
teacher, and thus establishes a 
more stable equilibrium in the 
school. In our large cities where 
home work is well nigh impossible 
it is a very efficient substitute, for 
it causes the pupils to do more in- 
tensive work, to investigate with 
greater interest examine with 
definite purpose, and inquire with 
greater zeal. 

— L. N. Myer. 

Stimulating a Desire For Reading 

To stimulate reading interests is 
one of the chief aims of culture. 
The problem of reading is chiefly 
to develop at an early age skill in 
silent reading and to furnish chil- 
dren with such reading material 
which will lead them voluntarily to 
read enough to fix habits and in- 
terests in reading for life. 

The home, the school and the 
public can share in this matter. 
The home can furnish newspapers, 
magazines, such as the "Youth's 
Companion" and good, clean story 
books for the children. In the 
school this task is confined largely 
to the teacher. In the upper grades 
it is better to read a classic than .so 
many disconnected stories from the 
reader. Collateral reading should 
not be made too formal. A pupil 

who wishes to know more about 
something should be referred to 
some book or article that will tell 
what he wishes to know in a simple 
and direct manner. 

Later the pupil should tell the 
class the essential facts he had dis- 
covered in his reading. It is better 
to cultivate a desire to read by 
sending the pupil to the Saturday 
Evening Post than to kill that de- 
sire by offering him Paradise Lost 
when he cannot comprehend nor 
enjoy it. 

Another aid in stimulating a de- 
sire for reading is for -the teacher 
to read or tell a story partly, then 
let the pupils write how they 
thought the story ended and read 
their compositions to the class. 

Or when the teacher begins to 
tell a story, let the pupils find the 
book from which the extract was 
taken and read the rest of the story 
themselves. Many stories can be 
dramatized in a simple manner and 
the best parts of a poem memor- 
ized. The public can furnish the 
books for a library, which can be 
used v/ell in stimulating a desire 
for reading. 

— M. Ada Doutv. 

Methods in The Teaching of 

There are many differences of 
opinion as to the proper method in 
teaching reading. The older or 
Synthetic Methods of teaching 
reading have proved unpedagogic- 
al, tedious, illogical in basic prin- 
ciples, and unduly difficult. 



The later methods usually known 
as the Analytic Methods seem to 
have a more vital point of contact 
in that they have a language unit 
that represents some idea or image. 
Some hold that the word is the 
proper beginning, other think the 
sentence, with its complete thought 
is the rational initiatory step, and 
still others demand that the com- 
plete story is the only proper means 
of introducing the child to the art 
of reading. 

The story method of teaching 
reading seems by far the most pop- 
ular and modern of the three. The 
quickest results are usually at- 
tained by this method. In the story 
method the acquisition of thought is 
predominant, and the process of 
learning the symbols and me- 
chanics of reading are taught in- 
cidentally. The teaching of the 
basic story comes first. The story 
should be told by the teacher to 
the class, then the story becomes 
the subject of a number of conver- 
sation lessons, in which the teacher 
endeavors to have the children give 
the story. Finally the story is re- 
produced by the children by actual- 
ly dramatizing it. 

After the thought of the story is 
acquired the teacher will begin to 
have the children recognize verbal 
relations. This can be done by 
printing or writing a sentence on 
the blackboard, then reading by 
the teacher, and afterwards by the 
class. This way the children learn 
independent word recognition by 
the position of the word in a sen- 
tence, by comparison of a word 
with the same word in the known 
sentences, and by forming new 
sentences by placing old words in 
new relations. 

When the class is able to rec- 
ognize a sufficient number of words 
as their own, phonic drills may be 
introduced. Now the children be- 
gin to compare one word with an- 
other and discover their likeness 
and difference. In this way the 
child is taught to recognize the let- 
ters which compose the words. 

By this story, method the thought 
content holds the children's interest 
thus overcoming the drudgery of 
the synthetic methods. 

— E. M. Hertzler. 

Religious Notes 

The fundamentals of real Chris- 
tian living as Christ taught them 
are paradoxical. The reason that 
the church of to-day is going forth 
with so much power and zeal is be- 
cause she is ready to take Christ at 
his word and to live as he taught 
and exemplified. 

He that loseth his life shall find 
it. He that giveth it away shall re- 
tain it. Everytime you light an- 
other man's lamp at your torch of 
truth, yours shall receive an added 
flame. If you want to have, give. 
These are some of Christ's teach- 
mgs which are vital and essential La 



real joy, power and blessing. All 
of these prove that religion is ex- 
pression. To keep a feeling you 
must express it. To experience real 
joy you must give whatever and all 
you have and you shall have the 
life abundant. 

Our present civilization makes 
strong demands on every individual. 
The war taught the world that ev- 
ery one must contribute his part to 
society. Most people responded 
cheerfully with money and labor. 
But the greatest demands of the 
day are on the church. The call 
comes for men and women and 
money. Some step back and say the 
church cannot and need not do all 
that is asked of her. Others say it 
must be done and they act accord- 

The students in the Colleges of 
the Church of the Brethren decided 
to raise money to equip a hospital 
in China. The goal set was $8,500. 
The students, full of the spirit of 
service and appreciation of their 
blessings, decided to give their best 
and that was a much larger amount 
than the goal first set. 

Each college conducted its own 
campaign at the time best suited. 
Ours was launched after the Chapel 
period March 2. The delegates to 
the Student Volunteer Conference 
at Juniata College first gave their 
reports and impressions, all of 
which revealed great world needs 
and facts. Spirit ran high and 
most of the students and teachers 
were ready to meet the challenge 
by giving all they could, not of 

what they had but of what they 
were willing to sacrifice and earn. 

When the call for subscriptions 
was made the response began. In 
about twenty minutes $1157.50 was 
pledged. However, no one felt sat- 
isfied and so the amount continued 
to increase and by evening it had 
reached $1327.50. At present the 
amount is $1449.50. This money 
VIS pledged out of love for the less 
fortimate and no one could have 
found a happier group of people 
than those on College Hill. 

Last year the Student Volunteers 
at Elizabethtown decided to start a 
scholarship for the benefit of some 
worthy student preparing for 
definite mission work. The fund 
was started by placing $200 in 
bank. A committee appointed to 
work out the details decided that 
the amount of the scholarship shall 
be $2000. Their plan has been 
adopted and we hope to reach the 
goal not many years hence. 

The Student Volunteers have 
planned a number of deputation 
trips to the various churches of our 


Prof. Meyer spent the week-end 
of March 6 and 7 at Lake Ridge, 
New York. He went to conduct a 
council meeting. He also spent 
March 13 and 14 at Johnstown, Pa. 

— S. C. S. 








— — ~ — T — '^i^~~y~^i^ — T^ — IT Tb^ 

must grow, 
glow and go, 
and I will 
help to 
Therefore, I'll help you and 
you'll help me; then, what a help- 
ing world there'll be. 

March 6th, 1920 our Society met 
in regular session and rendered 
the following program: Music, 
Piano Solo, Chapel Bell, Emma 
Ziegler; A Monologue, Jimmy 
Brown's Idea of Prompt Obedience, 
Ethel B. Wenger. This was follow- 
ed by an original story by Vera 
Hackman. Mr, Holsopple then 
conducted an Information class 
which was very interesting. Music, 
Victrola Selection. 

No program was rendered the 
following week because of the re- 
cess between winter and spring 

Regular Program 

Mar. 20, 1920 

Music, Vocal Solo, Lullaby from 
Jocelyn, Louise Jeter; Essay, Ad- 
vantages of Office Work compared 
with Teaching, Emmert McDannel; 
Original Dialogue, Walter Keeney 
and Amnion Ziegler; Debate: Re- 
solved, that inter-collegiate athlet- 
ics should be tolerated in all schools 
Affirmative, Edward Ziegler, Mar- 
garet Oellig; Negative, Jessie Oel- 
lig, Daniel Myers. Music, Victrola 
Selection; Reading, The Bald-Head- 
ed Man, Grace Ober; Critic's Re- 

—A. G. Y. 



School Notes 

Miss Trimmer's favorite pronoun Due to the kindness of Mr. John 

is "H. E. R." Gibbel two nev/ shower baths have 

been installed for the use of the 
girls. These are very much ap- 
The "steadies" will enjoy tennis predated, 
because it is a "love" — ly game. 

The boys are getting the base 

Mr. Samuel King and Mr. Isaac ball fever. Already they have 

Taylor, Jr., were recent visitors on started light practice and as soon 

the hill. as the ground is in condition we 

expect ball games. 

Quite a few new students are 
among us. More are expected as 
the rural schools close. 

Professor in Geometry to Mr. R. 
"Excuse me for being so personal, 
but do you belong to the Wrigley 

Mr. Paul Wenger, while reading 
in French said, "Monsieur Per- 
richon a perdu son cheveux." (He 
meant "son chapeau.") 

The oratorical contest of the 
Keystone Literary Society will be 
held April 17. A good live contest 
is expected and we cordially invite 
all our friends to be "present. 


Act I — Their eyes met; 
Act II — Their lips met; 
Act III — Their souls met; 
Act IV — Their lawyers met. 

The Senior Class will render an 
The 1920 pennants were used for Arbor Day program on April 9, at 
the first time at the Senior Ora- 3 o'clock. On the evening of the 
torical Contest. They are neat in same day the anniversary program 
design and attractive in appear- of the Keystone Literary society 
ance. will be rendered. To all these pro- 

grams you are invited. 

The days from now until com- 

mencement will be busier than ever. We wonder why Mr. Paul Zug is 

Don't forget, however, that we so absent-minded lately. The other 

must keep physically fit to do our day he idly wandered into Rider's 

^^^^^- hardware store and asked for five 



pounds of noodles. On being in- 
formed that they didn't keep 
noodles he walked out again won- 
dering why the clerk laughed. 

Long life's a lovely thing to know, 
With lovely health and wealth 
And lovely name and fame — But, 
The loveliness of youth. 


Nature is bursting forth in bud 
and blossom, in twig and blade this 
springtide. With the coming of 
spring, our exuberant spirits should 
be liberated in the vigor of youth 
by intensive study, by spending 
much time with Mother Nature, by 
observing regular habits, and by 
sufficient exercise. 

On March 2 we had the pleasure 
of listening to a lecture by Presi- 
dent James A. Burns, who was in- 
strumental in breaking up the feud 
system in the mountains of Kentucky. 
He is the founder of Oneida School 
where mountain children are given 
the chance for an education. He 
gave his message in slow, simple 
language which charmed his large 

The Senior Oratorical Contest 
was held in College Chaepl on 
March 19. Four persons contested 
for the prizes. The orations were 
well delivered, masterful and force- 
ful in their appeal ; present day 

problems, vital and interesting, 
were discussed. Three prizes were 
awarded : first prize to Miss Eva 
Arbegast; second prize to Mr. Clar- 
ence Sollenberger; third prize to 
Miss Ada Douty. 

The interest and spirit mani- 
fested by the student body in the 
last few games of basket ball was 
very commendable and worthy to 
be emulated. Only by the students 
support can a game be lively and 
full of spirit. 

On March 5th the Commercials 
met the Literary Students in their 
third game. The game was closely 
contested from whistle to whistle. 
The first half was vibrant with 
thrills and ended with the Com. in 
the lead, 5-2. Each team had an 
enthusiastic crowd of supporters. 
S. Ober starred for the Literary 
with four field goals, with J. Bechtel 
playing a close game at guard. 
Paul Zug featured for the Com- 
mercials with 4 fouls and 1 field 
goal. Score at the close of the 
game was 18-13, favor of Literary 

The Faculty met the school in a 
basket ball game March 19. The 
school team was made up of 
"second stringers." The game had 
plenty of action. The first half 
finished with the Faculty leading 
10-4. The second half was hotly 
contested. The crowd supported 
the teams impartially. The school 
nosed the Faculty out in last few 
minutes of play. The final score 
was 15-14. 

— R. W. 
— E. V. A. 


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Volume XVI 1 ^ ' " Number 8 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor J. G. Meyer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

Eva V. Arbegast 

School News Contributors -, t, j ttt 

Raymond Wenger 

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Endowment and Academic tian education, that their children 

^, , J shall be trained and developed, 

both for their own well-being and 

In these columns have appeared for the service of the Kingdom of 

from time to time encouraging re- God. By their pledges they are 

ports of the progress of our Endow- placing a responsibility upon the 

ment Campaign. Prof. Schlosser school to furnish the training for 

and his assistants find a healthy and the highest ends conceived under 

inspiring interest in ' education the term "Christian education." 

among our constituents. By their The question those in charge of 

pledges and contributions they are the school can well afford to ask 

showing that they believe in Chris- themselves is, "Are we living up to 


the expectations of those who are 
looking this way?" The kind of 
reply they may expect will depend 
upon the criteria by which their 
work is measured. One can readily 
see that there will be as many 
criteria as there are individuals 
passing- judgment. The criterion 
to which any one holds as a test of 
Christian education is determined, 
in the last analysis, by the stand- 
ards which he upholds. 

One way, then, of meeting the re- 
quirements to which our school is 
put is to uphold standards which 
are high enough to meet the de- 
mands of the most exacting stand- 
ard by which we will be tested. The 
Endowment Campaign itself is an 
effort to meet certain financial 
standards set by the College and 
University Council for the right to 
grant the academic degree. When 
these, and certain other scholastic 
requirements, shall have been at- 
tained, Elizabethtown College will 
be standardized. 

But above and beyond any legal- 
istic standard there is another 
standard which must be upheld. 
This is the standard required by 
our moral obligations to the com- 
munity, to the Church, and to so- 
ciety at large. College life should 
furnish an environment thru both 
its curricular and its extracurricu- 
lar activities which will bring the 
student into a vital relation with 
the most fundamental experiences 
of these various groups. The high- 
est standards of the community, of 
the Church, and of society must be 
upheld — standards relating to 
w^ork, recreation, the right use of 

leisure, the relation of the in- 
dividual to his fellows, or any other 
form of human conduct. 

In order to reach this end the 
College curriculum must offer 
courses which will afford real cul- 
ture, which will bring the student 
into the presence of the treasured 
wisdom of the race, which will 
show him the actual condition of 
his immediate world, both material 
and social, and which will present 
the ideals which the race is cherish- 
ing. In such a curriculum there is 
no place for specialization. Present- 
day college curricula provide for 
concentration in definite fields with 
a wide distribution thruout the cur- 
riculum, but the products of such 
training are not specialists. The 
college should rather provide the 
training implied in Pres. Lowell's 
statement regarding an educated 
man — one who "knows everything 
about something and something 
about everything." 

If our college graduates are to be 
the leaders of the next generation 
they must be able to approach a 
task intelligently and see it thru to 
its completion ; they must have a 
just sense of values — must be able 
to "see life steadily and see it 
whole"; they must understand the 
dynamic factors in human experi- 
ence — the strong undercurrents 
which move and control men ; and 
they must possess a wide sympathy 
for their fellowmen. Such training 
is afforded only by holding to the 
highest academic standards. Such 
training the constituents of a stand- 
ardized Elizabethtown College 
have a right to demand for their 


We speak of a conservative col- 
lege. Only by training leaders in 
accordance with the best standards 
can the best in our community and 
church life be conserved and per- 
petuated. Conservatism is not a 
passive mold into which all the past 
is poured and handed over to the 
future, but it is rather an active 
process, selecting the most vital 

from that past and, by the action 
of intelligent experience upon it, in- 
terpreting it to the future. This is 
the only type of conservatism which 
is worth while. This demands the 
adherence to high standards, ac- 
ademic and otherwise. By such 
standards let our College be 
judged. May she ever stand the 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

The months of March and April 
were spent in the Chambersburg, 
York and Antietam congregations. 
More congregations would have 
been covered but helpers in the 
work were few and the congrega- 
tions solicited some of the largest 
in our state districts. 

The first week in March was 
spent in the Chambersburg Congre- 
gation. The work did not move so 
rapidly here because of the bad 
condition of the roads. This congre- 
gation has many staunch friends of 
the college. 

The next three weeks of March 
were busy ones in York. This con- 
gregation of four hundred and fifty 
members had to be visited at night 
because of most of the members 
work in the industrial plants of the 
city. Professor J. G. Meyer as- 
sisted in the evening work. Elder 
J. A. Long directed the work from 
his home and a number of the 
younger brethren of the York con- 
gregation assisted as pilots in the 
work. This congregation has the 
highest record of the thirty-four 

congregations solicited, unless the 
Antietam congregation 'surpasses it 
this coming week. The York con- 
gregation raised one hundred and 
sixty-eight per cent, of its quota. A 
number of men students were found 
in this city and community for the 
college next year. Ninety-seven 
per cent, of the members of this 
church contributed to the campaign 

Elders Taylor, Kilhefner, and 
Schlosser started the drive for the 
endowment fund in the Antietam 
Congregation the first week of 
April. This congregation includes 
the members of Waynesboro, 
Price's, Weltz's and Ronzerville, 
totalling about nine hundred and 
twenty-five. The solicitors worked 
under the direction of Elders H. M. 
Stover, being at work in the coun- 
try districts in day time and in the 
town during the evening. During 
the first three weeks of the campaign 
about three-fourths of the congre- 
gation was covered. This church 
has responded nobly. About one 
hundred and thirty-five per cent, of 



the quota is already raised. If the 
one-fourth remaining will con- 
tribute proportionately this congre- 
gation may reach the highest aver- 
age. In addition to funds a num- 
ber of students were found for this 
coming fall term. 

The solicitors announce with 
much pleasure the gift of Bro. 
Aaron Newcomer in the form of 
the Newcomer Memorial Library, 
which will grace the campus in the 
near future. The building will be 
erected by Bro. Newcomer and 
furnished by the college. We trust 
some more of our brethren and sis- 
ters will feel the importance of 
Christian education and in a sub- 
stantial way do something to per- 
petuate it for future generations. 

The solicitors are planning to 
finish the work around Waynesboro 
this week. This congregation is the 

home of one of our trustees, Elder 
C. R. Oellig, of several of our 
faculty members. Professor L. W. 
Leiter, and Miss Mildred Bone- 
brake, and of a number of present 
and former students. 

The greatest need of the so- 
licitors is for more help in the great 
task. Fifty-five hundred members 
remain to be seen. Unless some of 
our competent brethren will be 
willing to come to our aid the work 
may not be completed this year. 
But we trust that a number will 
grasp the importance of the work 
and the opportuneness of the move- 
ment and help to finish the task to 
which the response is so gratifying. 
Nothing short of a Herculean effort 
this summer will bring the w^ork to 
a successful completion. So. to the 

— R. W. S. 

Our School Departments 

The Use of Clear English 

English is usually regarded as 
the fundamental subject in the cur- 
riculum due to the fact that it is es- 
sential to everyday speech. No 
personal defect is so noticeable as 
the use of defective English. Ev- 
ery student should aspire to the use 
of the very best English. Since this 
art is so desirable it might be well 
to inquire as to the causes of de- 
fective English. 

Students who are brought up un- 
der Pennsylvania-German influence 
and are trained in German expres- 
sion and diction need especially to 

exercise strongly in the use of 
proper English. Not only does this 
kind of student possess a peculiar 
brogue, but many English idioms 
show a strong Germanic origin. In 
diction the order of words and the 
use of prepositions and adverbs 
needs to be watched carefully. 

Then, too. our methods of teach- 
ing English have been at fault. In 
the first place it might be said that 
our teaching has been too formal. 
We have been emphasizing the 
memorizing of rules and definitions 
and have failed to lead inductively 
to natural forms of expression, 
guided by these principles. The aim 


should be to give birth to new ideas 
and to aflford opportunity for the 
easy and natural expression of 
these ideas. Overemphasis has also 
been placed upon the study of an- 
cient and foreign languages. If 
some of this valuable time had been 
spent in acquiring the use of good 
English, infinitely more good might 
have been obtained. A close analy- 
sis of this matter reveals the fact 
that our procedure has been too un- 

Probably the greatest cause of 
poor English is the formation of 
slovenly habits of speech. It is pos- 
sible to know the principles of the 
English language and yet to be very 
deficient in its use. Unless the 
teaching of English arouses a desire 
on the part of the student to be- 
come more skilful in its use, the 
work fails to be effective. 

— H. H. N. 

Literature and the Child 

In all ages man has been alert to 
the cry of "Treasure." The energy 
and time he has expended in plan- 
ning as well as in actual digging is 
immeasurable. Home ties have 
been severed, lives have been sacri- 
ficed, oceans have been crossed, 
even continents have been explored 
by man in. search of glittering ore. 
Nevertheless, the majority of treas- 
ure-seekers have returned from 
their quest empty handed. 

In the meantime, these very men 
might have unearthed the "Acres 
of Diamonds" in their possession. 
They might have gained untold 

riches had they entered the treas- 
ureland of the spirit and claimed 
their own. Cheer and inspiration 
displace discouragment wherever 
men, the heirs of all the ages, ap- 
propriate their rightful kingdom, 
the kingdom of books. 

Heaven has tendered her best 
gifts, the child, to the care of hu- 
man beings. The imperishable 
mind in its most plastic state is of- 
ten marred by clumsy workman- 
ship. Unlimited possibilities are of- 
times crushed by short-sighted, self- 
centered parents and teachers. 
Those who assume the responsi- 
bility of child training must not 
only meet the physical needs, but 
they must meet the unfolding men- 
tal and soul needs, as well. They 
must be able to touch the magic 
spring of the soul windows and say, 
"Open Sesame." 

They who pipe for childish fol- 
lowers, must not only be equipped 
with a superficial knowledge of 
books, but they must have read the 
world's best literature in order that 
they may be what reading the 
best alone can make them. Then 
they will be able not only to teach 
the child how to read, but what is 
far more vital to the individual and 
social good, they will teach him 
what to read. 

Teachers of childhood, do you 
realize that you are giving into the 
hand of the child a powerful tool, 
for good or ill? Leaders of youth 
do you realize that it is largely 
yours to determine how the tool of 
reading will be directed? 

Many of your children will spend 
much time in reading after they 
leave school and become men and 



women of the word? What they 
Avill read and what the results will 
be largely depend on you. 

Will their reading serve any pur- 
pose other than to occupy time and 
afford pleasure? Will they pore 
over the comic supplement while 
they might be strengthening a life 
purpose by idealizing some heroic 
character? Will they waste their 
time and eyesight on the dime novel 
and sentimental love tale while 
they might be inbibling the precious 
life blood of a master spirit? 

Teach the girl to shut her door 
on the idle gossip of the housemaid 
and chat with pollyanna, sing with 
Pippa, or glean with Ruth. Let the 
boy escape from the meanness of 
the stable boy and roam the woods 
with Hiawatha, joust with Gala- 
had, play football with Tom Brown, 
or explore a new continent with 
David Livingstone. These are play- 
mates that never quarrel but will 
teach lessons of cheer, courage, 
purity and virtue. These are friends 
that uphold "the true, the beautiful 
and the good." To be on intimate 
terms with them is to be cultured 
and enobled. 

Then, too, the child who can turn 
this magic key can unlock the doors 
to all fields of knowledge, be it 
science, ethics, history or poetry. 
Oftimes the beauty of the out-of- 
doors and mother nature's lessons 
are first revealed by one of the na- 
ture-loving poets. What a vast vista 
of increasing delight is thus un- 
folded. What glory veils the com- 
monplace, what meaning is added 
to daily duties and daily bread, 
what songs sing themselves into the 

soul when touched by the alchemy 
of poetry. 

More true in the mental and 
moral world than in the physical is 
the statement, "we become like 
that which nourishes us." A look 
may start a young man's footsteps 
toward the juvenile court or the 
scientific laboratory, toward the 
penitentiary or the mission field. 
The book of power will generate 
character. The devotional book, 
read and reread will mellow and 
deepen the spirit. 

Knowing the value of books to 
the individual and society, I beg 
you to appeal to the youth of our 
land in the words of Ruskin when 
he says, "Have you measured and 
mapped out this short life and its 
possibilities? Do you know if you 
read this that you cannot read that 
— that what you lose today you 
cannot gain tomorrow?" Having 
thus equipped him, you have 
started him on the 'iibe-more- 
abundant" quest, and your name 
will be blessed for all time. 

"To fall in love with a good book 
is to add a rich gift to life's ex- 
perience. It is to have a new in- 
fluence pouring itself into our lives, 
a new teacher to inspire and refine 
us, a new friend to be by our side 
always, who, when life grows nar- 
row or weary, will take us into his 
wider, calmer, higher world." 

"Whether it be biography, intro- 
ducing us to some humble life made 
great by duty done ; or history, 
opening vistas into the movements 
and destines of nations that have 
passed away ; or poetry, making 
music of all the common things 
around us and filling the fields and 


skies and the work of the city and 
the cottage with eternal meaning. 
Whether it be these, or story books, 
or religious books, or science, no 
one can become the friend of one 
good book without being made 
wiser and better. 

"Books! those miraculous mem- 
ories of high thoughts and golden 
moods; those silver shells, tremu- 
lous with the wonderful secrets of 
ocean life ; those love letters that 
pass from hand to hand of a thou- 
sand lovers that never meet; those 
honey combs of dreams ; those or- 
chards of knowledge ; those still- 
beating hearts of the noble dead ; 
those mysterious signals that bea- 
con along the darksome path-ways 
of the past; voices thru which the 
myriad whisperings of the earth 
find perfect speech ; oracles thru 
which its mysteries call like voices 
in moonlit woods ; prisms of beauty ; 
urns stored with all the sweets of 
all the summers of time ; immortal 
nightingales that sing forever to 
the roses of life — Books!" 

— Edna Brubaker 

The Teacher as an Artist 

During the past centuries the 
world has had many great artists. 
Artists who by their achievements 
have proven their greatness. Art- 
ists who have won their just place 
of fame in the heart of the world. 
The name of Beethoven, the great 
musician, is cherished. Thru his 
marvelous power he imparted 
something to the world which no 
one else could have imparted. The 

Greek sculptor, Phidias, by his mas- 
terful skill gave the best that chisel 
and marble has ever produced. 
Raphael, the famous painter, has 
won fame and recognition because 
by his almost divine touch, he has 
produced his masterpiece which is 
appreciated, admired, and ap- 
proved by everybody. No one 
doubts that they were great artists. 
They are exalted, honored and 
revered as few men are. But there 
is another artist who has yet re- 
mained in obscurity, an artist whose 
power is almost infinite, an artist 
whose material instead ■ of being 
inert and impersonal is alive and 
personal. This artist is the un- 
crowned queen of the school-room. 

Is teaching really an art? What 
is art? Prof. Colvin defines art as 
"every regulated operation or dex- 
terity by which organized being 
pursue ends which they know 
beforehand, together with the rules 
and the result of every activity." 
That involves skill, the pursuit of 
ends involves intelligence, and the 
presence of rules shows the ability 
to be formally guided. Does teach- 
ing require skill? In no other art is 
the master obliged to draw from his 
resourcefulness and tact as is the 
teacher in the school-room. Does 
it require intelligence? To deal 
with the growing child mind the 
highest type of intelligence is need- 
ed. Has teaching rules of pro- 
cedure? It calls for the unknown 
to be associated with the related 
known. For in this way only can 
the child grasp new ideas. 

The musician realizes that a 
thorough knowledge of the tech- 
nique of music is essential. The 



sculptor feels the need of knowing 
in detail the composiiton of marble 
so that he may select the best ma- 
terial for his particular work. It is 
essential for the painter to know 
just what paints and brushes should 
be used and what kind of pictures 
should be painted to assure a suc- 
cessful career. These artists must 
learn to pay the price of untiring 
efforts. If it is important for these 
artists who work with inanimate 
objects to measure up to such a 
high standard how much more es- 
sential is it that the teacher attain 
even a higher standard because shv? 
works with human beings, she 
moulds the character of the child. 

The arti'?t teacher acquaints her- 
self with the child. She realizes 
that the child is a distinct person- 
ality, joyous spontaneous, natural 
and free. She is aware that the 
child is immature but has the power 
of growth and development. She 
recognizes original tendencies in 
the child. She makes ample allow- 
ance for them. She knows that a 
few of these tendencies must be 
eliminated and the others modified, 
redirected and developed. She 
understands that the child is timid, 
delicate, sensitive ; but she eagerly, 
anxiously, reverently watches for 
the little spark of genius, of soul, of 
individuality and so breathes the 
breath of life upon it that it can 
never again be crushed or re- 

In addition to knowing the child. 
the artist teacher is master of her 
subject matter. She is not satisfied 
with anything less than the best. 
She does not teach up to the edge 

of her knowledge. She has a broad 
back ground. She has an accumu- 
lated wealth ofknowledge. With 
such a wealth she has no fear to 
appear before her children. The 
subjects which she teaches express 
not merely facts, but the pupils 
minds swell and they are eager to 
enter regions of which they had not 
previously thought or known. 

How are these untold powers of 
the child developed? The fine art 
of teaching has a technique dif- 
ferent from that of any other art. 
To begin with, the artist teacher 
has a keen regard for the in- 
dividuality of her pupils. She 
handles each boy and girl with a 
particular care which takes into ac- 
count personal traits. For this rea- 
son she is versatile in the ways and 
means of her craft. Her teaching 
seldom repeats itself. Every mo- 
ment, every topic, every human 
mood is a new challenge to her re- 
sourcefulness. Hers is a life of ad- 
venture in which there is nothing of 
dull repetition, nor the monotony 
and the routine of which so many 
teachers complain. She knows that 
the education of the child rests 
largely on whether he is allowed to 
develop naturally or not. Her ways 
are interesting. She keeps her pu- 
pils open-eyed. She is sure of her 
purpose, but she does not drive. 
She stimulates, she suggests, she ex- 
emplifies. In her methods she is 
patient and round about, but the 
speed she puts in her pupils more 
than compensates for the length of 
the route taken. The artist teacher 
in unabashed regardless of the num- 
ber of visitors who see the incom- 
pleteness of each step. She is well 



poised, thoughtful, kind and sure, 
for in the end she has a perfect re- 
sult. She gives her own love of 
high values, clear thinking, and 
forceful action to her wards. Her 
creativeness is dynamic. She gives 
them the power to grow forever. 

The aim of the artist teacher is 
not to produce a mechanical some- 
thing, not to produce merely a book 
lover, not to produce a prodigy. 
Her purpose is to invigorate life 
thru knowledge. She finds inspira- 
tion in her work. She teaches be- 
cause she loves children. However 
narrow the field of study may seem 
to be, this master pursues her 
specialty v/ith a reverent regard for 
relationships and settings. She 
gives a liberal education in one 
course. Her treatment is specialized 
but not narrowing. Into the class 
room she brings a character as well 
as a mind. She conveys both values 
and truths. She does not forget the 
man in whom the trained mind is to 
reside. While her direct and ob- 
vious business is to make a thinker 

she never forgets the more im- 
portant obligations of training 
character. She teaches, she inspires, 
she is genial and those who study 
and labor under her guidance do so 
with spontaniety and affection. The 
men and women she rears are more 
than strong and forceful, learned 
and skillful ; they are harmoniously 
developed personalities, whole- 
some and charming, for whom the 
world steps aside. 

Teachers, it is to you that 
America looks for her future art- 
ists. Ask yourselves the question, 
"what is the effect of my teaching 
on the soul growth of" the chil- 
dren?" You are a greater artist 
than he who paints a picture, than 
he who carves a statue, than he 
who composes music. Your pro- 
duct is that wonderful thing, human 
conduct. You are a Creator. 
America looks to you for her fu- 
ture greatness, her united voice, for 
blending her races into one great, 
glorious commonwealth. 

— Henry Wenger, 

Religious Notes 

"I trust God to save me : He 
trusts me to save others." 

"What are Christians put into 
the world for except to do the im- 
possible in the strength of God?" 

"Your love has a broken wing if 
it cannot fly across the sea." 

"By lifting the burdens of others 
we lose our own." 

"Attachment to Christ is the only 
secret of detachment from the 

"The next thing to knowing that 
'we have found Him' is to find 
someone else and say. "Come and 

"The eagle that soars near the 
sun is not concerned how it will 
cross the streams." 

"A definition of a missionary — 
God's man in God's place, doing 
God's work in God's way for God's 



"The real secret of an unsatisfied 
life lies too often in an unsurrender- 
ed will." 

"Begin the day by pleading with 
God for men, and then go forth to 
plead with men for God." 

"The men who move the world 
are the ones who do not let the 
world move them." 

"Whatever outfit a man may 
have, however complete, without 
God's infit, will inevitably prove an 
absolute misfit." 

"Redemption from beginning to 
end is a problem in loss and gain in 
which the magnitude of our gain is 
determined by the multitude of our 

"Our expression of Christ de- 
pends upon His impression in us." 

"Some one put the rules of suc- 
cess in a set of startling paradoxes: 
If you want to get up, get down ; if 
you want to be seen, get out of 
sight; if you want to be great, go 
bury yourself. The man that buries 
himself in his books comes out by 
and by a historian, or a poet, a 
Gibbon, a Motley, or a Tennyson. 
The man who buries himself in the 
laboratory appears by and by as a 
Pasteur, Farady, or an Edison. The 
one who gets out of sight in the 
study of nature, reappears as a 
naturalist, an Agassiz, or a Dana ; 
the one who is lost to sight in the 
preparation for church work, or in 
devotion to needy men, ih seen in 
due time as a ripe, useful Christian, 
a Phillips Brooks or a Moody." 

Eld. H. C. Early preached in the 
Elizabethtown church April 18, 
both morning and evening. He 
gave enthusiastic discourses on the 
Forward Movement, showing how 
the Interchurch World Movement 
gives it an added impetus. 

Rev. Thomas, from Virginia, 
preached in the College Chapel on 
Sunday evening, April 11. His sub- 
ject was "W-A-N-T-E-D." 

Profs. Ober, Meyer anl Nye, Eld. 
Taylor, Mr. Ezra Wenger and 
Misses Ada Young and Esther 
Kintzel attended the District meet- 
ing held at Pine Grove, April 28 
and 29. 

The Student Volunteers rendered 
programs in fourteen churches dur- 
ing April. Everywhere the audi- 
ences were responsive and ap- 
preciative. A number of these 
churches were visited for the first 
time this year. All manifested a 
spirit of deep interest in and an en- 
couraging attitude toward, the 
great task of the church of today. 

Twelve more programs are plan- 
ned for the school year. 

— S. C. S. 

"Ambition is life's great pathway 
that points to the stars. It is lighted 
by the rays of hope that spring 
from the heart of man and is paved 
with beads of sweat that fall from 
his brow. 



Alumni Notes 

Extracts from Miss Bessie Rider's 
letter to her good friends in the 
homeland. Miss Rider, '03, is lo- 
cated at Ping Ting Hsien, Shansi, 
China. The letter from which these 
extracts were taken was written 
February 24, 1920. 

*'I have just returned from 
Shanghai, where I had been in at- 
tendance at the nurse's conference. 
We reached Shanghai, Thursday, 
February 5. Was so glad for the 
•opportunity to room at the China In- 
land Mission Home, for there were 
seven or eight other nurses rooming 
there besides, among them being 
Miss Atzel of the American Board 
Mission, who was my partner on the 

"While the China Inland Mission 
Hall had been the headquarters for 
our conference, it had been ar- 
ranged to have an all day session on 
Friday at the school for the blind, 
which was several miles outside the 
city. So automobiles were engaged 
for the purpose, and we were all 
taken out to the place Friday morn- 
ing by auto, somewhat different 
from our ordinary mode of travel 
here, which is either by donkey or 
sedan chair.. Of course, auto trips 
are somewhat commonplace to you 
folks, but it was quite a treat for 
those of us here in the interior of 
China. It was my first experience 
of the kind since leaving America. 
Could scarcely realize that I was in 
China at times, for some parts of 
Shanghai are so thoroughly 
foreignized. We had splendid ses- 

sions at the conference that day, 
the most important discussion being 
on the Hospital as a Missionary 
Agency. After close of the con- 
ference session we were escorted by 
Mr. Fryer (who is in charge of the 
school) through the blind school. 
We saw them at their industrial 
work, at their athletics, anl in the 
school room. It is simply wonder- 
ful the things they are able to do in 
their condition. They also furnished 
music for us, both instrumental and 
vocal, and displayed a g'reat deal of 
ability. In the evening we all went 
by richsha out to St. John's Uni- 
versity, where we had been invited 
to various homes on the compound 
to take supper. After supper had a 
session in one of the university 
buildings on Red Cross Work, and 
had lectures by a couple of the 

"Saturday the morning and af- 
ternoon sessions were held in the 
C. I. M. Hall. In the evening at- 
tended the C. I. M. Prayer Meeting. 
Was glad for the privilege of being 
there to know more about their 
work and workers. They continual- 
ly have missionaries coming and go- 
ing on furlough, and at the prayer 
meetings these various workers as 
they stop at the mission home give 
accounts of their work and state the 
needs for prayer in connection with 
their station. The C. I. M. work, 
you probably know, is far more ex- 
tensive than that of any other mis- 
sion in China, and their policy of 
doing mission work, I cannot help 



but admire them very much on the 
whole, for they are in general a 
very spiritual, self-sacrificing class 
of missionaries, and are doing a 
splendid work for China. Their ef- 
forts are more directly evangelistic 
than most other missions, putting 
less stress upon educational and 
medical work. While they would 
most likely be able to accomplish 
larger results by establishing more 
schools and hospitals, yet there is 
considerable tendency on the part 
of many in other missions to over- 
emphasize these phases of the work 
to the neglect of that for which 
they have primarily come to China. 
One needs to be constantly on the 
guard that first things may be con- 
stantly kept first." 

"On Monday there were morn- 
ing, afternoon and evening sessions 
of the conference held, and after 
close of the evening session tea was 
served. Tuesday morning the busi- 
ness session was held, which con- 
cluded the conference. We had a 
very inspiring, helpful conference 
with over fifty nurses in attendance 
from China's most northern to most 
southern provinces. One thing for 
which I was especially glad was the 
strong spiritual atmosphere which 
pervaded the meeting throughout. 
The time while at Shanghai was 
very fully taken up, for I had plan- 
ned to do some shopping, and the 
only time available for it was be- 
tween sessions, which wasn't very 
much, and then in the morning be- 
fore opening or in the evening when 
the foreign stores were closed. 
Wednesday morning most of left 
for home. On Tuesday evening five 

of us were invited out to the K'ung 
home for supper. Mrs. K'ung is 
president of the academy at T'aiku, 
where Miss Atzel is located, and I 
had met Mrs. K'ung there a little 
more than a year ago when I was 
there on a visit. They are very 
wealthy people and Chinese of con- 
siderable note. They live several 
miles outside the city, and Mrs. 
K'ung sent the chauffeur around to 
the C. I. M. Home with the auto to 
fetch us. They served a most 
elegant Chinese supper, and how 
Vv-e enjoyed it! Mrs. K'ung has a 
sister who is married to Sun Yat 
Sen, who was the first president of 
China, anl her ancestry were also 
people of some note, her great- 
grandfather having served as em- 
peror of China, though only for a 
very short time. And Mr. K'ung, 
her husband, is a direct descendant 
of Confucius, and is a man of much 
distinction and influence. Am glad 
to say he is a Christian," 

"On Wednesday morning Miss 
Atzel, Miss Dinkelacker and I 
started from Shanghai on our way 
homeward. Miss Dinkelacker's 
home is in Chananfu, and while she 
herself had planned to stop off else- 
where along the way. she arranged 
with her sister to entertain us, for 
they live together, having come to 
China at the same time. And she 
entertained us most royally. They 
are both lovely girls, and we en- 
joyed so much ■ our visit in their 
home, seeing the hospital work 
there, etc. The next morning Miss 
Atzel and I were off again on the 
train and met Edna and Myrtle af- 
ter we got on. We all stopped off 
at Techou together and had a lovely 



visit with Dr. Tuckers' there. Dr. 
Tuckers have just come back from 
furlough recently. They met quite 
a few of our friends while home in 
America, having visited at Bethany 
Bible School while at home, and I 
think they have given lectures 
there. Saturday evening we reach- 
ed Peking. Stayed with our folks 
who are in Peking in language 
school. Mrs. Li, having heard of 
my arrival, came around to call on 
Sunday afternoon. Was delighted 
to see her. She is a woman whom I 

have learned to love dearly while 
in language school in Peking. She 
is the wife of Pastor Li, who had 
charge of the church at the Ameri- 
can Board Mission in Peking. Net- 
tie Senger happened to be in Pek- 
ing too at the time, so she invited 
us both to her house for dinner the 
following day, and we had a most 
delightful little visit with them in 
their home. Left Peking Tuesday 
morning and reached home again 
Wedneslay afternoon. Seemed nice 
to get back again." 

—J. G. M. 

Private Meeting 

April 3, 1920 

After a short business session, the 
following members were electel to 
the various offices: Pres., Mr. 
Baum ; V. Pres., L. Anna Schwenk; 
Sec, Minerva Reber; Critic, E. G. 

Public Session 
April 10 

The President's inaugural ad- 
dress on "What Is Expected of 
Us?" was inspiring, instructive and 
interesting. After the appoint- 

ment of committees six people were 
admitted as members of the so- 
ciety. The following program was 
then rendered : Vocal Solo : "The 
Blind Plowman" by Kathryn Stauf- 
fer. This was followed by an in- 
teresting monologue," What She 
Lost" by Nettie Wagner. This was 
followed by a very good recitation, 
"The Legend of the Organbuilder" 
by Sallie Fenninger. A very inter- 
esting feature, an impromptu quar- 
tette by Emma Ziegler, Anna Gib- 
ble, Lester Royer and Amnion 
Ziegler was then rendered. The 
original dialogue by Sara Royer and 



Elward Ziegler was a delightful im- 
personation of every day life. Min- 
erva Reber reviewed very well for 
us. "The Hoosier School Master." 
A piano solo, "The Birds' Fare- 
well," was very well given by Myrle 

Because of the cantata given in 
Market Hall, April 17, in a private 
session of the Society, it was de- 
cided that the next program would 
be given April 24. 

The Annual Keystone Oratorical 
Contest was held April 23, in the 
College Chapel. The piano duet by 
Kathryn Stauffer and Edith Wit- 
mer was very much enjoyed. The 
chairman, Prof. L S. Hoffer, made 
some remarks on the benefit of an 
oratorical contest. After this, the 
following orations were given in a 
very able manner: "The Master- 
ful Art," Ralph R. Frey; "Nature's 
Challenge to the Youth," Robert 
Mohr; "America's Responsibility to 
the World," Daniel Myers; "Now," 
Stanley Ober; "The Moral Stand- 
arls of America," Horace Raffens- 
berger; "Our Negro Problem," 
Jesse Reber. While the judges, 
Prof. J. S. Harley, Prof. H. E. Geh- 
man and Prof. A. P. Wenger, were 
deciding as to the awarding of the 
prizes, the Ladies' chorus rendered, 
"The Little Grey Home in the 

The audience being well pleased, 
the chairman took the opportunity 
to allow each one to show his ap- 
preciation by means of an offering. 
After this, the quartette rendered a 
selection and, upon being applauded 
each time, returned four times. 

The judges awarded the first prize 
to Horace E, Raffensberger, the 
second prize to Jesse Reber, and 
the third prize, honorable mention, 
to Robert Mohr. 

Spring Program 
April 24 

In the absence of the president, 
the V. Pres., L. Anna Schwenk, had 
charge. The first number was a vo- 
cal solo : "The big brown Bear" by 
Mildred Gish. The recitation fol- 
lowing, Riley's "Baer Story — That 
Alexist made up his own self;" was 
interestingly given by Laura G. 
Hershey. The paper on "Flowers 
and Birds" by Mr. Oliver Zendt 
gave us new interest in both. Music, 
"Mill May" by the society. The de- 
bate. Resolved that birds are a 
greater source of usefulness to 
mankind than flowers. Affirmative, 
Abel Long, Raymond Wenger; 
Negative, Ruth Grubb, Clayton Re- 

Public Educational Program 
May 1, 1920 

The entire program was by the 
Pedagogical Seniors: Music, 

"America," by Society; Discus- 
sions: 'Aims in Teaching Language 
and Formal Grammar in the Public 
Schools," Miss Ada G. Young; 
"Oral and Silent Reading," Miss 
Ethel Wenger; "Importance of the 
Formation of Early Language Ha- 
bits," Miss Ruth G. Taylor; Music 
"The Family Doctor," mixed quar- 
tette ; Debate, Resolved, that after 
the school-year of 1922-1923 only 
those who have completed a four 
year Normal Course, or its equiva- 



lent, should be licensed to teach in er as an Artist," Mr. Henry Wen- 
the Public Schools of Pennsyl- ger; Critic's Remarks; Judges, Pro- 
vania." Affirmative, Miss Mildred fessor, I. J. Kreider, Denver, Pa.; 
Baer, Mr. L. N. Myer, Negative : Professor Garfield Shearer, Eliza- 
Miss M. Ada Douty, Mr. David bethtown. Pa. ; Professor Virgil C. 
Markey; Music, "Class Song," Holsinger, Bird-in-Hand, Pa. 
Senior Class; Oration. "The Teach- — A. G. Y. 

School Notes 

Books! tennis! basket ball! Are 
you a booster or knocker! 

We have enjoyed a few days of 
tennis. But the frequent rains have 
been unwelcome to the many fol- 
lowers of that sport. 

The trees are putting on their 
spring dresses. The campus is very 
lovely these days as the miracle of 
spring is unfolding before our eyes. 

Several of the teachers and stu- 
dents attended the District Meeting 
held recently at Pine Grove. The 
meeting was full of interest and 
well attended. 

Be sure to be on the look-out for 
the Senior number of "Our College 
Times." The Seniors are working 
hard to make it second to none, and 
we know you will welcome it as 
something worth while. 

Prof. Hoffer — "Don't wipe your 
mouth on that napkin." 

D a n M y e r s — ( W ho has 
shaved for a week) "W'hy?" 

Prof. Hoffer — "You'll wear 
hole in it." 


We hope that many of the 
alumni and former students are 
planning to be with us this year for 
commencement. The largest class 
in the history of the school will be 
graduated, and all loyal friends of 
the school are urged to be present. 
Remember the date, June 3, at 9:00 
A. M. 

College Hill is a busy place these 
days. The work on the new build- 
ings is progressing as rapidly as 
weather conditions allow. The boys 
have each pledged themselves to 
work ten hours without pay on 
these buildings. This is indicative 
of the splendid spirit which exists 
among our boys. 

The work of the spring normal is 
in full progress. The number of 
teachers taking this work is quite 
encouraging. Conditions in dining 
room, hall and library are crowded 



to the limit, but every one is cheer- 
ful about it. This shows how our 
school is growing and how urgently 
the new buildings are needed. 

The sacred cantata, "Esther," 
was given by the chorus class under 
the direction of Mrs. Via, in Mar- 
ket House Hall, on April 17. The 
beautiful story was well portrayed 
in song. The soloists were ably sup- 
ported by the choruses. It was one 
of the most successful musical num- 
bers ever given under the auspices 
of the school. 

What would school be — 

If Prof. Ober could not run? 

If Miss Brubaker would lose her 
sense of humor? 

If Prof. Hoffer could not grin? 

Without an assistant in the art 

If some of the reception rooms 
would be discontinued? 

With a light-switch on Memorial 

If Mr. E. Meyer could not sing? 

Following the announcement by 
the president that social hour would 
be strictly observed without any- in- 
fringement upon the students valu- 
able time, the S's looked very glum 
and protested vehemently. 

A few days afterward this an- 
nouncement was noted on the bul- 
letin board. Will the student who 
has "The Unknown Quantity" from 
the library please return it im- 
mediately? Just what was the 
"The Unknown Quantity?" 

Chapel Notes 

Prof. Meyer gave a talk on 
"Economy and Industry." He em- 
phasized the economy in time. His 
appeal that young people should 
conserve this, there most precious 
time in their youth was strong and 
forcible . Take a tip. Follow Prof. 
Meyer's example. 

Minor C. Miller while enroute to 
Boston University from Virginia 
made a stopover here at school. He 
conductel the Chapel Exercises, af- 
ter which he spoke in the interests 
of the Vacation Bible Schools. He 
gave appalling statistics showing 
that American children are de- 
ficient because of a lack of religious 
education. An avenue to bring this 
religious education is thru the Va- 
cation Bible School. 

Prof. Nye gave a chapel talk on 
"Dependableness" His subject and 
talk was a very appropriate one in 
these days of recklessness and un- 

A new face is noted in Professor's 
row. The new Professor is Prof. J. 
I. Baugher, who teaches the Nor- 
mal work. 

Did you know that Prof. Ober is 
chairman of the General Sunday 
School Board and also chairman of 
the Joint Board Committee work- 
ing in the interests of the Forward 
Movement. His executive ability 
and keen foresight has played a 
large part in his achievements. 

Prof. Nye was elected District 
Sunday School Secretary at the re- 
cent District Conference. 




Rain ! rain ! rain. 

The tennis courts are in excellent 
condition since the backstops were 
put up and the courts graded. In- 
terest in tennis is manifested in the 
number of people that have joined 
the association. 

Strike one — strike two — strike 
three — you're out. The base ball 
season opened on April 2 with a 
game between the two first teams. 
Two scrub teams were organized 
also. Wet grounds and cool weather 
have somewhat hindered the prog- 
ress of the teams although, with 
favorable conditions, the teams ex- 
pect to get under way. 

Know the success family? 

The father of success is work ; 

The mother of success is am- 

The oldest son is common sense ; 

Some of the other boys are per- 
severance, honesty, thoroughness, 
foresight, enthusiasm and co-opera- 

The oldest daughter is character; 

Some of her sisters are cheerful- 
ness, loyalty, courtesy, care, 
economy, sincerity and harmony. 

The baby is opportunity. 

Get well acquainted with the 
"old man" and you will be able to 
get along pretty well with all the 
rest of the family. 

One of the Boys — "Parle, 1st 
class, past ind., 1st person, singular. 
But that is wrong. 

Miss Arbegast — But this paper 
has future ind., and it is translated, 
"I talked." That is wronger yet. 

"Going in with your mind set on 
winning is the first essential to mak- 
ing a success in any work you may 
undertake. Half hearted effort will 
not take you very far in any line of 

If you think enough of a job to 
accept it — think enough of your- 
self to do your work the best you 
can and you will come out on top in 
the final count. 

Intelligent effort and close atten- 
tion to business will win out in this 
or any other line, and the success 
of the best men in every organiza- 
tion is the final proof that leaves no 
room for argument." 

— R. W. 
— E. V. A. 

A Man 

French Teacher- 
verb number 8. 

-Tell about 

In one of his political campaigns 
the late Gov. John Johnson, of Min- 
nesota, was taunted by an opponent 
with having "worked at chopping 
wood, carrying swill to cattle and 
cleaning dirty rollers in a country 
printshop in order to earn a living." 
Part of the governor's reply was: 
"I confess that, as a boy and a 
young man, I did all these things of 
which I am accused. Work of any 
honest nature has been to me the 
joy of my life. I have never felt for 
the ultimate success of my useful- 



ness and character that I could af- 
ford to be an idler. I see the result 
of idleness in every prison in ev- 
ery state of this Union. It is v^rit- 
ten in the misery of the faces be- 
hind the bars. I never wished to 
go to prison, I never wished to be a 

"I chopped wood. So did Wash- 
ington, so did Lincoln. I carried 
food to cattle. So did Grant and 
Sherman, and a thousand others. I 
did the chore work of a printing of- 
fice to help support my mother. 
Thousands of honest men have done 
that. I am proud that I did these 
things. If it is against me that I 
did them, I prefer to be defeated at 
the polls on the platform of honest 

"Honest work keeps worry from 
the mind and conscience. Honest 
work brings sweet sleep to your pil- 
low at night. Honest work stands 
you erect before your God and your 

"Honest work may, and does, soil 
tre hands, the clothes and the boots. 
Honest work brings callouses here 
and bumps there. Honest work, at 
times, tries every nerve and keeps 
the blood afire with endeavor, 

"But, gentlemen, honest work 
never calloused, soiled or broke any 
human heart." — Boy's World. 

paper was being made one day at 
a mill in Berkshire, England, when 
a careless woman forgot to put in 
the sizing material. The whole of 
the paper made was regarled as 
useless. The proprietor of the mill 
desired to write a note shortly af- 
terward and he took a piece of this 
waste paper, thinking it was good 
enough for the purpose. To his in- 
tense annoyance the ink spread all 
over the paper. Suddenly there 
came the thought that this paper 
would do instead of sand for, drying 
ink, and he at once advertised his 
waste paper as "blotting." 

There was such a big demand 
that the mill ceased to make or- 
dinary paper and was soon oc- 
cupied in making blotting paper 
only, the use of which soon spread 
to allcountries — Selected. 

To live in the presence of great 
truths and eternal laws — that is 
what keeps a man patient when the 
world ignores him and calm and 
unspoiled when the world praises 
him. — Blazac. 

Chiseled on the monument of 
Miss Mary Lyons, who founded the 
School for Girls at Mount Holyoke, 
there is this inscription : 

An Accidental Discovery 

Blotting paper was discovered 
purely by accident. Some ordinary 

"There is nothing in the universe 
that I fear except that I may not 
know my duty, or knowing my duty 
I may not do it." 

VOL. XVI 1 n ^ ^'^ "^^ NUMBER 9 

Senior IFlumber 

College ^iviies 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

Subscription rates one dollar per year; fifteen cents per copy; six subscriptions 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 


Our beloved and worthy teacher, 
we, the class of 1920 respectfully 
dedicate the Senior number of Our 
College Times as a token of ap- 



Elizabeth E. Myer 

Miss Elizabeth E. Myer, to whom we respectfully dedicate our Senior 
number of Our College Times, was born during the thrilling times of 
the Civil War. She was the daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Amanda 
Evans Myer, Bareville, Pennsylvania. 

She received her early education in the Bareville public schools. 
She worked in a store-clerking and keeping books — for three years. 
Tired of this she decided to prepare for teaching. She followed this 
most wise decision and went to Millersville State Normal School. She 
graduated from this school in 1887. She has taught ever since, missing 
only fractions of years — these were missed because of illness. 

Soon after her graduation she was elected to the assistant principal- 
ship of the Manheim High School, but on account of long continued 
sickness was not able to open the term and another teacher had to 
be employed. Her excellent service as teacher in the public schools 
was rendered in Upper Leacock, Leacock, Earl, East Hempfield, and 
Warwick townships. 

When Elizabethtown College was founded, she was asked to serve 
as teacher and also preceptress. From the very first she has been 
sincere in her work. Before starting her actual duties, she wondered 
and planned how she could do the most good for the girls who would 
be placed in her care. She came to the school in 1900 to be a member 
of its first faculty. This school had its beginning in the Abele Build- 
ing on Market Street. Miss Myer was rather disappointed when she 
came finding that there were no lady students. It was not long how- 
ver until a goodly number came and Miss Myer could and did put into 
practice the plans she had made. True, to the untrained minds of some 
of us, she seemed too watchful, too strict. But now we appreciate her 
untiring efforts to replace ignorance with intelligence, to tame the 
wild and too venturous and to replace rudeness with refinement and 


Miss Myer has been a member of the faculty ever since its beginning 
and is a vital part of the institution. She continued as preceptress liv- 
ing and boarding in the dormitory up until 1918 when, after a nervous 
breakdown, she was granted permission to live with a private family, 
so as to be relieved of the cares of public life. This change was an 
act of discretion for it has restored her to the vitality of former years. 
The subjects she teaches are Reading, Grammar and Orthography. 
Many students who have been in her classes remember well her force- 
ful manner of impressing the point under consideration with such ex- 
pressions as the following : "BE in any of its forms never takes an ob- 
ject — Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sat- 
urday, all the year round — NEVER." Her work is markedly thorough, 
credits given by Miss Myer have long been recognized by the M.S. N. S. 

She was editor-in-chief of "Our College Times" for five years. Dur- 
ing this time and afterward she was the life of it. 

It is her custom to spend her summer vacation at home — formerly 
with her parents, now with her youngest sister in whose hands the 
Myer home now is. 

Miss Myer has been a living example for us in numerous ways; her 
virtues are many. Those who know her best, know them. She is often 
paid tributes of honor by former students, patrons, teachers and others. 
Our former principal in urging us to return early from vacation, im- 
pressed us with the statement that Miss Myer had been here ready to 
begin work promptly at the opening of every term for sixteen years — 
forty-eight terms. 

Her industry, we often saw her light tell far into the night, as she 
spent her very life for us; her compassion for the suffering, the dis- 
couraged and the penitent, often she worked most of the night to relieve 
us when we were ill, and she was ready to use even her leisure mo- 
ments to help us out of difficulty or to give kindly advice; the straight- 
forwardness with which she expresses her convictions, even if others 
think differently ; her firm stand on convictions of what she believes to 
be right, and good and true; her appreciation of pure wit and humor; 
her willingness to recognize and apologize for her own mistakes (true 
greatness) ; these are some of the traits of character which we 
find in her whom we know as Miss Myer. We hope that many more 
boys and girls will be so fortunate as to come under her instruction. 
Her influence lives on, and on, and on. 


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Editorial Board 


Mildred Baer 

Associate Editors 

Ella Boaz Mark Basehore David Markey 

Alta Heisey Ruth Taylor 

Martha Young 

Art Editors 

Ada Young Clarence Sollenberger 

Business Manager 

John H, Herr 

Class Prophets 

Sarah Royer John Herr 

Class Historians 

Ethel Wenger Clarence Sollenberger 

Class Poet 

Clarence Sollenberger 

Faculty Advisor 

L S. Hoffer 


"Junior Faculty" 








Our Teachers 

All that we are and ever hope to be, we owe the largest part to our 
parents; the next largest part we owe to our teachers. In the lives of 
all of us their influence means more than curriculum, or text-book; 
more than memorizing and reciting — we cannot attempt to measure 
what it means. 

Our faculty represents training received in such institutions as 
Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Pennsylvania, Colum- 
bia University, Harvard University and other schools of high standing. 
Most of them were formerly students here, and returned to their 
Alma Mater to help carry on the work which has been so nobly begun. 

Our teachers strive to train our bodies and our intellects; to increase 
our power and skill; to develop our moral natures; to draw our souls 
closer and closer to our creators. They hold before us high ideals and 
urge us on to the higher life. They try to make of us good citizens for 
this world and for the next. In a word, their aim is to develop strong 
Christian characters; to help us get a well rounded education. 

The class of 1920 will leave with pleasant memories of our kind and 
sincere faculty. 






Mechanicsburg, .Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society. 

"Arby" completed the English Scientific 
Course in the Spring of 1917. After hav- 
ing taught two yeais, she decided to come 
back to College Hill and complete the 
Pedagogical course this year. 

She is a leader among the girls, and we 
are very proud of her. She won first 
prize in the Senior Oratorical Contest. 
He. interests are centered in writing ora- 
tions and giving them. "A dearth of 
words," "Arby" need never fear. 

She takes great delight in basket ball 
and tennis. Few basket ball games were 
successfully played without her cheering. 
She is never knov/n to reiiiain quiet for a 
very long time. 

Known for — "Pep." 
Avocation — "Basket ball." 

Biggest needs — "Eats." 

Social — "Watchful waiting." 


Waynesboro, Pa. 

"Little Baer" 

Keystone Literary Society. 

Although she's a Baer she is perfectly 
harmless. To convey the r'ght impression 
Tier name ought to be La: ib. You never 
see her cross or impatient. She always 
has time to help those who are in need. 
She was graduated from the Washington 
Township High School in 1917, and now 
is completing the Pedagogical Course. 
Mildred is always her teachers' standby. 
She listens to everything and believes al- 
most nothing. She expects to teach next 
year; that is all we know except that she 
says she has a nice fellow somewhere. 

Favorite Pastime — Keeping chickens be- 
cause she is fond of a "hennery." 

Strong Point — Self Control. 




Elizabethtown, Pa. 


Basket Ball. 

Behold! You have before you the like- 
ness of Elvin Walter Baker. He got tired 
of living the life of a business official in 
Hershey and came to college. 

"Measley" is a walking information 
bureau on all subjects. He is alvi^ays ready 
for an argument and his familiar "I know, 

but " will linger long in our memory. 

He has a statement to make on any sub- 
ject under discussion. But while this per- 
sistent "butting in" is rather disconcerting 
at times we hope he continues to be in- 
terested in public affairs. 

Much can be said about "Measley's" 
good nature. He is one of the all around 
good fellows of the class. 

Favorite study — Commercial Law. 

Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Keystone Literary Society. 

John Mark Withers Basehore of our 
class, is the Christopher Columbus George 
Washington Marquis De Lafayette Risdale, 
that we read about in the Hoosier School 
Boy. He is very small in size but Oh! that 

He is very fond of fruit and we learn 
that his favorite one is an olive. The old 
saying goes that "seven olives must be 
eaten before we learn to like them." Mark 
ate the seven. 

He doesn't move so fast but we know 
that some day with persistent effort he 
will reach his goal. 

"Mark" as you know is a Bible name 
and we believe he will be a prominent 
author of interesting Bible stories. 



Lineboro, Maryland 
"D. S.," "Dannie." 

Keystone Literary Society; Secretary of 
Y. M. W. A. 

This young man came to College Hill 
in the fall of 1916 and remained here 
ever since. Daniel is an all-around chap. 
Last winter when our fireman was ill, he 
soon proved to all his ability as an engin- 

As an athlete "D. S." is hard to beat. 

He shows inclinations along the line of 

One weakness we must say he has, and 
that is he must have excuse cards signed 
to go home about every three weeks. He 
is known for his good humor, and splendid 
tennis playing. 

^iggest Need — "More Time for Latin." 

Good Hand — "At the Table." 

Social — "Promiscuous." 


Vernfield, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 

This frizzy-haired sweet little disposition 
hails from Montgomery County. She first 
came to our hill in the Fall of 1914. She 
has taught three years among the little 
Dutch folk and was very successful. She 
came back to school last Fall and is now 
finishing the English Scientific Course. 
Only three years on the hill, and now she 
has her "A.B." fortunate isn't she? Ella 
is finishing the Sewing Course also. She 
believes in "preparedness." 

Favorite pastime — Room B., conversa- 

Favorite expression — "Look here, girls." 

Favorite song — Maryland, My Mary- 

Greatest need — Professor of Chemistry. 



Waynesboro, Pa. 

Keystone Literaiy Society; Volunteer 

This school teacher comes from Frank- 
lin County. She taught in a graded school 
for two years. She has also shown good 
ability in office work in the Landis Machine 
Works, Waynesboro. We were pleasantly 
surprised when at the opening of this term, 
she came to join our class. 

Myra was a student here before, and 
therefore easily fell in line with school 
work. She is much interested in missonary 
activity, and sometime will likely be 
mothering the little folks of India and 

Favorite expression — -"Ach, pshaw." 


Loganton, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 

Sugar Valley, Clinton Co., also sent a 
contribution to the class of 1920. This 
was a valuable contribution. Don't mis- 
understand us and think we needed a pro- 
duct from Sugar Valley to make our 
class spirit sweet. It was Ada we needed 
and she would be just as valuable if she 
came from Vinegar Valley. Ada first 
came here in 1912. She taught five years 
in her native county and now is finishing 
the Pedagogical Course. Ada is hoping 
to spend her future in doing mission work. 
We know she will be successful, for what- 
ever she starts, goes. 

Favorite Expression — "Oh, Pat." 

Favorite Song — "A mother was chasing 
her boy 'round the room." 




Elizabethtown, Pa. 

"Vieve" "Gen" 

This black-haired young lady is as 
modest as she appears. 

"Vieve" is always very industrious and 
has won the regard of all her teachers, 
but on the other hand she is never too 
busy to resist any sort of a good time. 
Evidently her motto is "Work while you 
work and play while you play." 

If we could look into the future we 
could undoubtedly see her holding some 
responsible position in a large office. 

Favorite pastime — "Running around." 
Matrimonial prospects — Improving. 
Genevieve we wish you the best of suc- 
cess in your vocation. 


Elizabethtown, Pa. 


Ex. School teacher; Keystone Literary 
Society; Base Ball. 

Mr. Ebersole made his fiist appearance 
on College Hill in 1914 and finished the 
English Scientific Course the Spring of 
1917. He spent two years teaching in the 
little red school house, in which work he 
was very successful. Clarence is a hard 
worker, no problem is too difficult for 
him. He is everybody's friend, but is 
rather reserved and quiet except when at- 
tending a base ball game. "Cap" is hard 
to beat in base ball and basket ball but is 
afraid to play tennis for fear one of the 
girls might ask him to play with her. Keep 
on the watch, Clarence will be president of 
one of our large universities ten years 

Favorite expression — "Ah me !" 

Favorite pastime — Playing base ball. 

Matrimonial prospects — Not developed. 




Elizabethtown, Pa. 


This studious young man came to Eliza- 
bethtown College in the winter term of 
1919 and has completed the bookkeeping 
course. He is a graduate from Eliz- 
abethtown High School, '19. We are 
proud to have Ralph as a member of our 

Ralph is always full of jokes. He makes 
things brighten up when he is at hand. 
Just ask Ralph to help you if you strike a 
snag. He is always on the job. 

Favorite pastime — Driving a Ford. 

Favorite expression— "Oh, Well." 

Matrimonial prospects — Very good if 
nobody spoils it. 


Elizabethtown, Pa. 


"Goody" is one of our prominent day 
students. After attending public school in 
Elizabethtown he decided to go to Eliza- 
bethtown College and he has successfully 
completed the Commercial Course. Ver- 
non has the ability to play the piano and 
is often called upon to prove his ability 
which is his delight. He is a jolly fellow 
and full of fun. 

Favorite expression — "Huh." 

Favorite pastime — Chewing gum. 

Matrimonial prospects — Getting better. 




Elizabethtown, Pa. 


Alta is Ihe charming lady of the class 
and ?he is as jolly as she is charming. Her 
one weak point is riding in a Chandler. 

Alta has very successfully completed 
the stenographic course. We predict for 
her a very succeessful career in the busi- 
ness world. We will hear from her in the 

Favorite pastime — Automobiling. 

Favorite song — "Oh! how I hate to get 
up in the morning." 

Favorite expression — "Good night." 

Matrimonial prospects — Rather good. 


Salunga, Pa. 


This bright young man hails from the 
(city) of Salunga. He is very proud of 
his home town but why shouldn't he be? 
He came to us as one of Salunga's star 
base ball players. John has successfully 
completed the Advanced Commercial 

"Johnny" is like most Johnnies are, he 
is always ready to answer a question 
when the teacher calls on him whether 
he knows it or not. 

John is a good cure for the blues. He 
can make you laugh, even in class when 
you don't want to. 

Favorite Expression — "Look out!" 

Favorite pastime — Spending his even- 
ings in the typewriting room. 

Matrimonial prospects^ — Hard to tell. 




Elizabethtown, Pa. 

"Eph" "Hertz" 

Volunteer Band; Keystone Literay So- 
ciety; Sunday School Superintendent. 

This ambitious young Lebanon County 
lad is loved and respected by all. He is a 
moulder by trade, but thinks that mould- 
ing lives is a worthier calling than mould- 
ing iron or brass. "Eph" started the Eng- 
lish Scientific Course in 1912 and com- 
pleted it in 1916. After teaching a year 
he returned again but was soon called to 
Camp Lee, Va., from which place he re- 
ceived his discharge at an early date. He 
then took unto himself as a wife Rhoda 
Miller, '15. This fall they moved to town 
so that "Hertz" could finish the Peda- 
gogical course. "Eph" is the proud father 
of Leah Hertzler. He is the Superin- 
tendent of the Newville Sunday School, 
and is a very active church worker. The 
class is expecting him to have a bright 


Ridgley, Md. 


Keystone Literary Society. 

This dignified, studious, and energetic 
young lady "Hulda Holsinger" hails from 

She sets a good example for her fellow 
students and class-mates, for she is al- 
ways as busy as a "bee," and wants to 
know at the end of the day that some- 
thing has been accomplished. 

Her favorite pastime is playing "tennis?" 
she is a natural born sports lady as she is 
fond of all out of door sports. 

We may someday have the pleasure of 
reading in one of the leading newspapers 
of the world, that Miss Hulda is champion 
tennis player of international games. 

Success to you Hulda. 



Pottstown, Pa. 

Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 
Band; Chorus Class. 

This lass from Chester County, com- 
pleted the work offeied by the East 
Coventry Township High School in 1916. 
She is now finishing- the English Scientific 
Course, here. She is very energetic. Al- 
though she io rather quiet, she is a good 

Esther has set a high goal, and we hope 
she will reach it in good time. She hopes 
next year to enter Bellevue Hospital, New 
Yoik City, to take training in that so noble 
profession of nursing. We hope her work 
there will be very successful and at the 
same time very pleasant. We trust that, 
as she wishes, she may sometime do much 
good for the sick people of heathen lands. 

Matrimonial prospects — Not known here. 

Favorite expression — "Good-night." 


Coopersburg, Pa. 

"Lydia" "Hey, Landis" 

Keystone Literary Society. 

Lydia is one of those girls who more 
frequently can be seen than heard and yet 
if you would be around on the halls some 
evening when the preceptress is not about 
you would change your mind, I fear. 

Miss Landis is always jolly. She may 
be taken as the exponent of optimism. 
Whoever gets the "blues" when she is 
around is surely a critical case. 

She will make her mark some day, and 
will never be sorry she graduated in the 
Stenographic Course. 

Best known for "Giggling." 

Most Proficient— "Hard Work." 

Favorite County — "Montgomery" ? ? 

Future — "Not Out Yet." 




EltzabethtoMrn, Pa. 


Emmert is one of our faithful com- 
mercial students. He has completed the 
Advanced Commercial Course. Emmert 
was somewhat bashful when he first came 
here but he has forgotten much of his 
bashfulness. Emmert is not easily excited 
and the only way to get him excited is to 
give him a paper to correct, that has many 
errors on it, and he will start making (x's)' 
all over it. At least that is the only way 
we could get him excited. 

Favorite expression^ — "Ach." 

Favoiite pastime- 
in bookkeeping. 

-Talking to Paul Zug 


Myerstown, Pa. 

"Markey" "Lucky Davie" 

Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 
Band; Book-room man; General Repair 

Could we do without him? No, indeed; 
too many broken window panes, locks, 
radiators, etc. We feel sure that he is 
being well-prepared for the duties which 
have evolved upon him in taking unto 
himself a wife, namely Alice, who is a 
friend to most of us. Together they 
graduated in 1917, he in the Science 
Course, she in the Bible Course. Apart of 
Winter term and most of Spring term have 
been very lonely for David as "She" has 
left the Hill. We will very likely hear of 
him in the future as a missionary doctor 
in a heathen country. He has already had 
valuable experience in caring for the sick. 

Pastime — Reading references for 

Philosophy of Education. 

Favorite expression — "Ach now." 



Bareville, Pa. 


Keystone Liteiary Society. 

Would you believe that this gentleman 
takes an interest in china painting? Well, 
he does, and if you lived on College Hill 
you would know why. "Les" spends much 
of his time in the art room. It is not the 
art as much as the artist that attracts him. 
He was graduated from the West Earl 
High School in 1915 and finished the Col- 
lege Preparatory Course here in 1916. 
This year he is completing the Pedagogical 
Course. For two years he was Assistant 
Principal of the West Earl High School, 
Some day we hope to see him as Supervisor 
of Schools. In his aim to do this we feel 
sure his interest in art will not wane. 

Favorite Pastime — Painting China. 

Matrimonial Prospects — "Sold." 


Waynesboro, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society. 

"Eddie" hails from good old Waynes- 
boro. Since the schools of Waynesboro 
could not satisfy his ceaseless craving for 
knowledge he came to College Hill during 
the Winter term of 1918. He is a great 
fellow to go on hikes through the sur- 
rounding country. Nothing pleases him 
more than to play a joke on some one, or 
to ask a string of questions. His greatest 
interests are centered in mathematics and 
he is expecting to become a mechanical 
engineer. "Eddie" is more interested in 
girls than in athletics. This interest shows 
itself through his frequent visits to Wash- 
ington Street. 

Favorite pastime — Going up Washing- 
ton Street. 

Favorite expression — "Well, Listen." 

Matrimonial prospects — -Seemirgly ex- 




Reamstown, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 
Band; Girls' Glee Club. 

This brown-eyed damsel hails from 
Reamstown where she was graduated from 
the High School in 1918. This year she 
is finishing the Pedagogical Course. 
Sarah simply loves Philosophy and 
Geometry (?) She could not be with us 
all year because of an attack of ap- 
pendicitis. Sarah considers herself ex- 
tremely fortunate in having a married 
brother living near the College, where she 
can take her meals, for she says College 
"eats" are not her style. Sarah hopes to 
spend her future in Mission work. 

Favorite Expression — "Gosh." 

Matrimonial Prospects — "You can't al- 
wavs sometimes tell." 


Elizabethtown, Pa, 


Keystone Literary Society; Volunteer 

This young man was born in Clinton 
Co. He attended the public school near 
his home and was graduated from the 
Loganton High School in 1915. He en- 
tered Elizabethtown College in the fall of 
1915 and this year is finishing the English 
Scientific Course. He taught one year in 
his native county. Two years ago Paul 
found it hard to study. His interests were 
not in school work that year. But now 
since he is able to go home every evening 
and find Ada and John Austin waiting for 
him, he is perfectly happy. We believe 
that some day Paul will be one of the best 
farmers of Lancaster County. 

Favorite expression — "I guess." 

Favorite pastime — Playing with John 



Carlisle, Pa. 

Treasure!' of the class; Volunteer Band; 
Keystone Literary Society; Basket Ball. 

After finishing a four year High School 
course at Carlisle, "Solly" came to College 
Hill in the Fall of 1917. At the end of 
that school year he returned to his father's 
farm and applied some of his knowledge 
there. This Fall Clarence returned to 
finish the Pedagogical Course. "Solly" won 
many friends, especially among the op- 
posite sex. He is always ready to lend a 
helping hand. He is especially fond of 
carrying suit cases to the Hershey trolley, 
when accompanied by one of the ladies. 
He has proved himself quite an orator in 
the recent Senior Oratorical Contest, 
where he won second prize. His future is 
rather uncertain as yet, but we bid him 
God speed in all he shall undertake. 

Favorite pastime — Meeting a committee 
of two. 


York, Pa. 

"Le," "Spangler" 

Keystone Literary Society. 

Letha hails from the prominent city of 
York. She came into our midst last Spring 
and has been here ever since. 

Letha is one of our active students, 
things have to go some when she is around. 

A distinguishing feature is her smile. 
On the hall she can be heard singing, 
"Smile the while, for while you smile, an- 
other smiles," perhaps that other one is 
"Johnnie," one can never tell. It seems to 
be contagious to say the least. 

Letha is a hard worker and is com- 
pleting the Stenographic Course in the 
1920 class. We predict a successful fu- 
ture for her, as stenographer. 

Favorite Dish — "Jonnie Cakes." 

Favorite Expression — "Go on," "Ach, 

Future Prospects — "Rather encour- 




Ephrata, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society; "Kitchen 

Ruth is one of our successful teachers. 
While in the work of teaching she had 
some difficult cases of discipline, but she 
came out victorious. One of her pupils, 
on being asked a question, replied, "I 
know but I don't want to say; I told you 
so often already." We don't know just 
what followed. 

From her history, one might expect her 
to be an ornithologist: Miss Taylor was 
born in the country next to a blacksmith's 
shop near Hinkletown, not far from 
Hahnstown. She taught school at Martin- 
dale. Ruth has lately been attending a 
good many wedding festivities. We are 
glad she is learning, about such proceed- 
ings as cooking, sewing, etc. Anything 
pertaining to meals is of interest to Ruth, 
but we have noticed she is especially in- 
terested in "Frying." 


York, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society. 

Here's to the little girl of our class 
whose motto is "I can't worry." "Net" 
is very small in stature, but she makes 
up for it with her superfluous energy. She 
is always surprising someone with her 
numerous jo":es and tricks. Her mind is 
like a machine, invented for the purpose 
of playirg jokes on her associates. 

Imagine this busy "little girl" of our 
class in a larga office in York. But we 
would advise the manager of the office to 
keep other "good stenographers" in view 
as her matrimonial prospects are good and 
her stay might prove lather short. 

We surely will miss her but we'll send 
her off with best wishes for her future 




Rexmont, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society. 

Ethel was graduated from the Corn- 
wall High School in 1918 and the follow- 
ing fall she entered Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. This year she is completing the 
Pedagogical Course. She is very proud of 
the fact that she is the youngest Peda- 
gogical Senior. Ethel is a girl who is hard 
to describe. She can often be heard and 
not seen (on the hall) and also often 
seen and not heard (in Philosophy class). 
According to Ethel's lung power when it 
comes to yelling she ought some day be a 
prima donna. After teaching a year Ethel 
hopes to become a nurse. We wish her 
success in her chosen work. 

Favorite expression — "I don't have 

Favorite Pastime — Meetings in Room K. 


Fredericksburg, Pa. 


President of class; Volunteer Band; 
Keystone Literary Society; Basket Ball; 
President of Tennis Association. 

The class of '20 can well be proud of 
"Hen" the tallest boy, from Lebanon 
County. As an executor he is hard to 
beat. In church work his work has proved 
to be very successful. He is a lover of 
athletics of all kinds but always gives his 
lessons first place. "Hen" came here to 
finish the Pedagogical Course. He is ex- 
pecting to have charge of some hospital in 
China or India fifteen years hence. His 
pleasing personality and quiet disposition 
won many friends for him. There must 
be something miraculous in his nature be- 
cause even "Bears" are perfectly harm- 
less in his presence. 

Favorite expression — "Yeah!" 
Favorite pastime — Trapping "Bears." 
Matrimonial prospects — Still hope. 




East Petersburg, Pa. 
"Mother," "Ada Gibbel" 

Keystone Literary Society; Secretary of 

We have known this girl for a long 
time. She finished the English Scientific 
Course in the Spring of 1917. Then she 
taught three years in the public schools of 
Lancaster County. She saw the value of 
more training and decided to come back 
to her Alma Mater and complete the 
Pedagogical Course this ' year. She has 
had two years at Millersville State Normal 
before coming to Elizabethtown. 

She is usually quiet, but not inactive. 
She is one of those girls who never make 
any trouble for hall-teachers. 

It is usually believed that she will go 
back to teaching next year but of course 
one can never tell what might be done 
next. Every one wonders why she has to 
go home every Saturday. 


East Petersburg, Pa. 

"Mar" "Mart" 

Keystone Literary Society. 

"Mar" was graduated from the Man- 
heim High School in 1916 with honors. 
The following fall she entered Elizabeth- 
town College. While here she decided to 
teach. She taught two years and cherishes 
fond memories of her little dutch boys 
and girls. Then she came back to finish the 
Pedagogical Course with the class of '20. 
Mighty lucky for the class that she did as 
she is one of Prof. Meyer's "faithful few" 
in Philosophy. She does not believe every- 
thing he says however for she insists on 
being a nurse sometime. The best wishes 
of the 1920 class go with her. 

Favorite Expression — "Nobody Home." 

Favorite Study — Public Speaking (?). 

Favorite Pastime — Playing Piano. 



Mastersonville, Pa. 
"Honorable Zug" 

"Quiet?" No, not so that you would no- 
tice it. "Mischievous?" "You said a 
mouthful." Paul is always in mischief. It 
almost breaks his heart when he must miss 
one of his classes. He was graduated from 
the Milton Grove High School in 1919 and 
is finishing the Bookkeeping Course this 
year. Paul is a tenor singer and says he 
hopes to lead the chorus when we dedicate 
our new buildings. Paul is a day student 
but he is seen out here sometimes on Sun- 
day afternoon between 3 and 5. Do you 
understand? Listen! I'll tell you. "Social 

Favorite eypression — "That's a loud 

Favorite Pastime — Hunting Muskrats. 


23 are members of the Brethren Church 
2 are members of the Bethel Church 
1 is a member of the Catholic Church 
1 is a member of the Lutheran Church 
1 is a member of the Mennonite Church 

5 are members of no church 
10 are Student Volunteers 

6 are Foreign Volunteers 

12 are Sunday School teachers or assistants 
1 is a Sunday School Superintendent 





The Sewing Department 

This department was introduced 
into the school in 1910. On the 
average, a class of ten girls finished 
this course every year, but we are 
proud to say that the 1920 class far 
exceeds any other class of previous 
years in numbers and in amount of 
work done. 

Among the articles made, were : 
fancy aprons, baby dresses, waists, 
skii-ts, men's shirts, lingerie dresses 
and underwear, kimonos, children's 
garments and coats. 

Twenty-three students all told 
finished the course this year. 
Among this number are four board- 
ing students who completed this 
course, in addition to their literary 

An evening class was organized 
and five girls from town completed 
the work. The rest of the class 
came from Lancaster, Columbia, 
Lawn, Mastersonville, Bellaire, 
Annville, Mount Joy, Rheems and 
Milton Grove and the surrounding 

Tvv'o more girls are taking up the 
work, but did not enter the class in 
time to finish the course. 

The spirit of the class was excel- 
lent. Each member of the class can 
feel justly proud of the work that 
was accomplished during the year 
and feel better qualified to enter 
their life-work. The demand for 
sewing is growing continually and 
we are glad that so many girls 
wanted to increase their accom- 
plishments by taking up this work. 

We have a very able teacher at 
the head of our department, Miss 
Laura Hess. In order to equip the 
department better and to show our 
appreciation and good-will more 
fully, the sewing class of 1920, with 
additional help from a few former 
sewing students, purchased a new 
"Singer" Sewing Machine. We 
hope future sewing students will 
follow the example of this class. 

Ruskin says "clothes carefully 
cared for and rightly worn, show a 
balance of mind and self respect." 



History of Class of 1920 

^'0 years you have vanished like 
Like ghosts you have glided 
And the light that was yours has 
And darkened before the day. 
You have faded and fled and left us 

And only now and then. 
In the wierd wild night of memory. 
Your faces glimmer again." 

The purpose of writing this his- 
tory is to record for your pleasure 
and interest the many deeds and 
accomplishments of this illustrious 
class of 1920, since its beginning in 
September almost eight years ago. 
There have been many failures and 
defeats, yet they are more than 
counterbalanced by the many suc- 
cesses that have been attained. 
Active in every phase of school life, 
interested in every undertaking, 
steadfast in purpose, true to the 
school in every respect, this class 
has set an example of which it can 
feel proud. 

In order to better understand the 
things that have helped to mold our 
character and the steady growth of 
our numbers, it is necessary to go 
back to that early day in September 
1912. It was on this day, when 
Ada Douty and David Markey first 
made their appearance on College 
Hill, that our Class had its origin. 
They were an odd looking pair and 
it was with much regret that this 
bashful young lady left her home in 

Sugar Valley and came here to 
gather some of the knowledge that 
was in store for her. In this she 
was not alone and it was only oui' 
little Dutchman, "Davy," who hailed 
from Lebanon County with his silly 
pranks and humor, that kept her 
from becoming melancholy during 
those first days of school. But the 
days lengthened into weeks and the 
weeks into months until at last the 
first year of service came to a close 
with triumph, 

Nineteen-thirteen brought forth 
no new members for our Class until 
December 31, when Ephraim Her- 
tzler, who had just returned from 
Kansas, arrived here and found 
himself in the midst of an ambitious 
crowd of knowledge seekers. 

The following year opened and 
to its great surprise the little old 
maid, now known as Ruth Groff 
Taylor, tired of the life at Neffsville 
Home, wandered here with great 
enthusiasm to quench her undying 
thirst for wisdom. At the same 
time our ranks were increased by 
the admission of Ella Boaz. This 
fair young lady attracted the at- 
tention of all, but especially one 
was overcome by her charming per- 
sonality and artificial curls. The 
next to appear in person was Clar- 
ence Ebersole. His jolly, yet re- 
served manner and studious habits 
immediately won for him many 
friends. And so this memorable 
year ended with many bright pros- 
pects for the future. 



The school-year of 1915 dawned 
brightly and with it came a brilliant 
young lad from Bareville who calls 
himself Lester Myer. He imediate- 
ly fell to work to satisfy his much 
coveted desire for a college educa- 
tion. This year also brought Eva 
Violet Arbegast, alias Arby, who 
came from the beautiful Cumber- 
land Valley. This "exceptional 
child" carries the honors of being 
the biggest talker and having the 
most ability to bluff. The Class of 
1920 is proud to own these two who 
have proven themselves worthy of 
being called Seniors. The next to 
fall in line was Paul Schwenk. He 
has a determined disposition and 
when his mind is once set, he says, 
"it is set." The Spring Term of 
1916 was brightened by the appear- 
ance of Myra Bohn of Waynesboro. 
Her quiet disposition was a great 
contrast to our noisy "Arby." 

The fall of the same year our 
number was increased by four more 
members. Among these was our 
Honorable President, Henry Wen- 
ger, whose striking personality and 
matchless ability secured for him 
the position he has attained. But 
we have one in our midst who is 
still ahead, it is Jay Vernon Good 
from our little old Elizabethtown. 
His hobby was book-keeping and it 
was nothing for him to miss a reci- 
tation but, no matter, he was al- 
ways "Good." The others were our 
Young Sisters, Ada and Martha, 
who hail from East Petersburg. 
These pious Sisters were greatly ad- 
mired by all who knew them. 

Daniel Baum, who came here in 
1917, was the next to enroll in our 

class. This York County lad is 
known for his quick temper and 
everlasting grumbling. Chester 
County's representative is Esther 
Kreps. Miss Kreps is quite in man- 
ner, reserved in temperament, and 
studious in habit. Another repre- 
sentative who volunteered his ser- 
vices was Clarence Sollenberger 
from Carlisle. This talented young 
man has proven himself a star in 
athletics, music and oratory. Thus 
ended the year of 1917. 

But in all the eight years of our 
class the year 1918 stands out as 
having made the largest contribu- 
tion in membership. .This is the 
year in which Mildred Baer of 
Waynesboro decided to increase 
her store of knowledge and join 
herself to those of our number who 
had previously enrolled. And all 
this while we gazed and won- 
dered how "one little head could 
carry all she knew." Sarah Royer, 
who hails from Bunker Hill in 
Reamstown, is the Champion 
grumbler of Alpha Hall and fre- 
quently entertains the girls with 
her melancholy monologues. Next 
comes our butcher from Salunga, 
John Harold Herr. This talented 
young butcher is also interested in 
typewriting and shorthand and 
spends his leisure hours in the little 
room to the right of the main en- 
trance of Memorial Hall. We have 
in our number of boys one of Eliza- 
bethtown's future business men. 
This little fellow is burdened with 
a great title, namely, John Mark 
Withers Basehore. We have in our 
midst Ethel Wenger whose cheer- 
ful disposition adds much to the 
humorous element of our class. She 



is a diligent student, never shirk- 
ing her duty for she is in the ranks 
of those who dare to climb and fear 
not a fall. The famous soloist of 
our class hails from Lehigh County. 
This musical young lady is known 
as Lydia Landis. She is also excep- 
tionally gifted along the line of 
giggling. In contrast to our giggling 
Lydia is the bashful young man, 
Emmert McDannel from Elizabeth- 
town. But in spite of his bashful- 
ness he is a very capable student. 
In December of 1918 there came 
from Waynesboro a husky looking 
lad bearing the name of Edwin 
Rinehart. He hides his candle 
under a bushel and lets his light 
shine only when he goes to Wash- 
ington street. With the opening of 
the year 1919 our Commercial De- 
partment was increased by the ar- 
rival of Genevieve Drohan who is 
also very studious and conservative. 
The Spring Term of the same year 
found Nettie Wagner and Letha 
Spangler timidly wending their 
way towards Alpha Hall. These 
two girls are great chums for where 
you find the one you will see the 

And now the final year has ar- 
rived at last. Our number was still 
increased by the appearance of 
Paul Zug our worthy student 
athlete. There also appeared from 
the Eastern shore of Maryland, 
Huldah I. Holsinger. She is very 
much interested in traveling and 
especially desires a Buick Roadster. 
Alta Heisey, the youngest member 
of our class, is one of our brilliant 
commercial students. Our steno- 
grapher is Elvin Baker, who ar- 

rived on September the eighteenth. 
He is noted for speed in shorthand 
and typewriting and frequently has 
a rising temperature when things 
go a little wrong. Last but not 
least of our number is Ralph Frey. 
His ability is well marked for he en- 
tered late in the Winter Term and 
successfully completed the book- 
keeping course. 

During the eight years of our ex- 
pedition it was necessary for some 
of our number to remain at dif- 
ferent posts along the way. Here 
they were engaged in various duties 
for different periods of time. Early 
on the morning of September third 
1919 we were aroused from our 
slumbers by the sound of the 
trumpet and hastily gathering up 
our necessities for the journey we 
made our way cheerfully to the old 
Camp ground on College Hill. 

Our first month was spent in pre- 
paration for the final effort to reach 
the end of our expedition. Having 
traveled thus far alone it became 
necessary to unite our efforts and 
work in unison to accomplish the 
great task ahead. With this in view, 
on the cloudy morning of October 
second, a brave young lad of our 
number announced in Chapel the 
first meeting to be held in Room A 
at 12 :45. It was at this meeting 
that the mobilization was affected 
with the following results: Presi- 
dent, Henry Wenger; Vice Presi- 
dent, Daniel Baum; Secretary, Ada 
Young; Treasurer, Clarence Sollen- 

The mobilization having now 
been completed we pursued our 
journey with great enthusiasm, but 
the path was not broken and we en- 



countered many new difficulties in 
the fields of education, science and 
business. Here we spent many 
weary days and nights struggling 
to gain a foothold where we could 
pitch our tents in order to muster 
our strength and again set forth 
into the depths of these unexplored 
territories. At times traveling was 
easy but it lasted only for a short 
distance until we came face to face 
with still greater problems which 
tested our ability. But we would 
not give up ; our goal was set and 
we were determined to take pos- 
session of the new lands. Day after 
day our journey slowly carried us 
on our way until December second 
when we arrived at the fortifica- 
tions of Music Hall. Here we laid 
aside all care and trouble and spent 
a most enjoyable evening by enter- 
taining our superiors, the Faculty. 

Having received much inspira- 
tion we again set forth the next day 
on our journey. As we journeyed 
on we made many valuable dis- 
coveries in spite of the defeats and 
failures which we encountered. We 
struggled on for five months before 
we arrived at a suitable place 
where we could pitch our tents for 
another period of rest. During this 
time we celebrated a most enjoy- 
able Arbor Day by planting a white 
birch tree in memory of the many 
accomplishments along the way. 

The following day we started on 
the last section of our journey to 
the "Promised Land." This part of 
our journey was the most pleasant 
for here we entered a sunny climate 
fiilled with birds and blooming with 
flowers and trees. And yet clouds 
of sorrow seemed to hover over us 

as the end of our journey drew 
nigh, for we realized that when our 
expedition was ended we would 
have to separate, never to meet 
again as we had traveled during 
this last year. 

One bright sunny morning our 
joy was great as we beheld a most 
magnificent view of the "Promised 
Land." As we gazed upon this 
land of hills and valleys we saw 
that the roads were not all smooth 
and that the trials which lay before 
us would be many. But we believe 
in the future as in the past, that we 
will show ourselves ready for any 
test we may meet. With victory so 
near at hand we put forth our 
greatest efforts and in a few days 
reached the Borderland of "Gradu- 
ation." The grand finale was now 
reached and we spent a day of 
praise and thanksgiving for our 
safe journey. This day, known as 
Class Day, was spent in further ef- 
forts for the triumphant entry into 
the "Promised Land" or the "Land 
of Graduation." The evening of the 
same day we were entertained by a 
few of the many who had gone 
before us and had taken possession 
of a portion of this much coveted 

Early in the morning of the next 
day, June third, 1920 the camp was 
astir with the final preparations 
and after roll call our forces, thirty- 
four in number, marched trium- 
phantly across the border amid the 
plaudits of a vast multitude of peo- 
ple who had assembled to see the 
largest Class enter into this beauti- 
ful land. Time will bring new in- 
terests into our lives, but what 
power can rend from our hearts the 


warm love for "College Hill?" The race is done 

Parting but not parted, laboring And we have won 

but not forgetting, we the Seniors Our banners floating high, 

wish success to those who will fol- We bid farewell to one and all, 

low. And dear old College Hill. 


Optimist M. Ada Douty 

Pessimist Daniel Baum 

Biggest Grouch Vernon Good 

Fault Finder Sara Royer 

Best Dressed Girl Letha Spangler 

Best Dressed Boy John Herr 

Baby Girl Alta Heisey 

Baby Boy Elvin Baker 

Most Mischievous Paul Zug 

Most Bashful Emmert McDannel 

Biggest Talker Hulda Holsinger 

Biggest Giggler Lydia Landis 

Most Dignified Genevieve Drohan 

Smallest Nettie Wagner 

Biggest Feet Henry Wenger 

Reddest Hair Clarence Sollenberger 

Most Lonesome David Markey 

First Married Ephraim Hertzler 

China Painter Lester Myer 

Most Brilliant Mildred Baer 

Biggest Bluffer Eva Arbegast 

Conscientious Philosopher Ruth Taylor 

Teacher's Pet Ethel Wenger 

Most Industrious Martha Young 

Curliest Hair Ella Boaz 

Best Looking Girl Ada Young 

Fattest Myra Bohn 

Lover of Long Walks Edwin Rinehart 

Girl Who Talks Least Esther Kreps 

Boy With Darkest Eyes Mark Basehore 

Greatest Athlete Clarence Ebersole 








On January 6, 1920; just a day 
after we reached College Hill after 
spending Christmas vacation at our 
homes the Seniors gave a reception 
in honor of the Faculty, in Music 
Hall, from 8:00 to 10:30 P. M. 

The Seniors worked hard all day 
decorating the Hall. The class 
colors, violet and heliotrope were 
very prominent and presented a 
striking appearance. The electric 
lights were draped with the colors, 
casting a mellow light over the 
whole room. Rocking chairs were 
placed here and there. A library 
table was placed in the center of 
the room, on which stood a beauti- 
ful bouquet of sweet peas. 

Plants and bouquets were set on 
the windows. The cosy corner of 
the room was restful, and beautiful, 
containing cushions, rugs, plants, 
piano, Victrola and chairs. 

The faculty were lined up in one 
part of the room, the Seniors in the 

An interesting feature of the 
evening was that of the impromptu 
literary program which the faculty 
rendered. The program consisted 
of sermons, funny tales, early ex- 
periences of our professors, an 
original dialogue between "two 
colored farmers," Mother Goose 
Rhyme, teaching a geography class, 
and addresses. We were sorry when 
this part of the program was over. 

Another feature of the evening 
was a game in which eight ques- 
tions were asked, each was to be 
answered by words which began 
with the persons initial letters. This 
lasted for about twenty minutes. 

Some of the questions which were 
asked were : "In what are you most 
successful?" "What is your favorite 
food?" "What is your chief diver- 
sion?" "What is your greatest 
hope?" etc. That some humorous 
answers were given can be easily 

Dainty refreshments were served 
— cakes, salted peanuts, fruit 
punch, and ice cream. The latter 
was carried in small, red flower- 
pots. Cocoa was sprinkled over the 
ice cream to give it the appearance 
of ground. Each flower-pot also 
contained a few, sweet peas and a 
spray of fern. 

Every one pronounced the even- 
ing a splendid success and it 
seemed as if all were reluctant to 
leave Music Hall. 


For several days the senior girls 
were having secret meetings. 
"What are the seniors up to now?" 
was asked more than once by the 
inquisitive Junior girls. Finally 
they found out. For upon entering 
their rooms one day they found in- 
vitations to come to the sewing 
room. Friday evening March 5, 
1920, found that all the girls and 
teachers had decided it "altogether 
fitting and proper" to accept their 
invitations. The Sewing Room no 
longer looked natural ; it was trans- 
formed into a bower of beauty, with 
the class colors heliotrope and vio- 
let. The few industrious girls who 
were so interested in their lessons 
as to forget when 9 o'clock came, 
were made aware of the hour by 



"Arby" blowing a large horn. 
Victrola music was furnished until 
the guests were all seated. Hulda 
Holsinger then gave a recitation in 
negro dialect. Of course no one but 
Hulda, whose playmates near her 
southern home were negro children, 
could do this. "Magic and Music" 
was then played. This was new to 
most of the girls. One girl left the 
room and the rest decided on some- 
thing she was to do when she re- 
turned. When she re-entered the 
room all began to sing and the girl 
moved about trying to discover 
what she was to do. As she got 
nearer the thing she was to do we 
sang softly. "Ask the girls how 
much laughing was done until Miss 
Crouthamel discovered what she 
was to do and turned the joke on 
one of the girls. Anna Schwenk 
then preached the A. B. C. sermon 
for us. The girls all voted that 
Anna missed her calling in life. 
Several vocal selections were also 
rendered. Pretzels and orangeade 
were served. The girls went to 
their rooms that evening hoping to 
see secret meetings of the senior 
girls soon again. 


April the sixteenth and twenty- 
third having been proclaimed the 
two days, by Governor William C. 
Sproul, of Pennsylvania, as the time 
for planting trees, the class chose 
the twenty-third, and as is cus- 
tomary rendered a program and 
planted their class tree. 

The exercises began at three 
o'clock in the afternoon and the fol- 
lowing interesting program was 
rendered: Address of Welcome, 
Henry Wenger; Reading, Hulda 
Holsinger; Music, Class; Dialogue, 
Five Seniors; Address, Prof. Kray- 
bill ; Music, J. Vernon Good; Plant- 
ing of the Tree; Music, Class. 

The first feature, the Address of 
Welcome by Mr. Wenger, the presi- 
dent of our class, was instructive 
and very valuable. He told in a few 
minutes the manifold value of trees 
and the conditions that would exist 
if trees were lacking, taking China 
as an example. 

The readings were interesting 
and well delivered. The dialogue 
which follows was original. Mr. 
Sollenberger was a florist and Miss 
Taylor, his stenographer. Misses 
Young and Wenger were pur- 
chasers and surely acted their parts 
well. Then we dare not forget Mr. 
Herr, the gentleman who thought 
trees and flowers a waste of money 
but later was influenced by the 
florist and purchasers that they are 
very valuable. 

The main feature was the Ad- 
dress by Prof. Kraybill of West 
Lampeter Vocational School. He 
gave us a very helpful address on 
"The Heroism of a Quiet Prepara- 
tion." He very emphatically and 
earnestly told the advantages of a 
College like ours and the influence 
of good literature. He used poetry 
quite frequently in his address, 
closing with one of Van Dyke's say- 



The music by the class consisted 
of the class song which was well re- 
ceived by the audience; and a song 
entitled, the White Birch Tree 
which was received with as much 
interest. The other number was a 
piano solo by Mr. Good which was 
very well given. 

The planting of the tree took 
place on the College Campus just 
east of Alpha Hall and every mem- 
ber of the class put some ground 
around the White Birch tree. The 
program was ended and Arbor 
Day, for the class of 1920, passed 
into history. 


Scene : Office at a Green House. 

Characters : 

Clarence Sollenberger Florist 

Ruth Taylor Bookkeeper 

John Herr Real Estate Agent 

Ethel Wenger Customer 

Martha Young Customer 

Enter, Sollenberger and Taylor 

Taylor — Good morning, Mr. Sol- 

Sollenberger — Good morning, 
Miss Taylor. I received several 
phone messages for trees this morn- 
ing. We have the prospects of do- 
ing a big business this week. 

Taylor — Yes, Arbor Day is draw- 
ing near and that always means a 
big business for us. 

Sollenberger — Arbor Day al- 
ways reminds me of the good old 
times on College Hill. It will be 10 
years in June since I graduated. 

Taylor — "Ten years! Tell me 
about some of your class. 

Sollenberger — Sure as there are 
no customers to interfere, I'll tell 
you about a few of them. There 
was Henry Wenger, our honorable 
president, he was a good old scout, 
always willing to do anything you'd 
ask him. I remember the time we 
asked him to take the presidency, 
the poor fellow was so conscious of 
the responsibility that he couldn't 
sleep for a whole week. 

Taylor — It don't wonder me if 
you were in the class. 

Sollenberger — Well that's so too, 
but that soon ended and he went to 
v/ork with determination to guide 
us safely thru the last strenuous 
year and indeed he succeeded well. 

Taylor — Who was your secretary ? 

Sollenberger — Ada Young. **Mo- 
ther" we called her and indeed she 
was a mother, for when ever any of 
us would get hurt or needed any 
help we would flock to her and 
she'd gather us under her wings 
and tenderly render the service 
needed. Yes, she would always 
send us off with a smile and we 
would go on our way rejoicing. 
But I must not forget to tell you 
about "Arby." We called her that 
for short but her right name was 
Eva Arbegast. She certainly had 
the right name for "Arby" gassed 
and gassed until one fine day she 
had a "seese," then she wasn't the 
same anymore. "Arby" was one of 
our brightest classmates and an ex- 
cellent school teacher and we were 
very sorry when she gave up teach- 
ing and entered the insurance 
agency. But such is life and we 
must have good people for all voca- 
tions. And there was John Herr 
you know him? 



Taylor — You mean that stingy 
old real estate agent up the street? 
Was he in your class? 

Sollenberger — Yes, that is the 
fellow.' He and I were good friends 
then as well as now, but I can't un- 
derstand what made him change 

Taylor — Yes I always pity his 
wife when ever I see her, he seems 
to be such a surly sort of a fellow. 

Sollenberger — Well John was 
the most congenial of our class- 
mates and we were proud of him 
but some how fate seems to have 
driven him the wrong way. 

Taylor — That must have been a 
very unique class — oh here comes a 
customer and it is John Herr. 
(Enter Mr. Herr) 

Sollenberger — Why, Hello John, 
what brought you down here this 

Herr — Hello Clarence, oh I was 
lying around home and my wife 
sent me down here for some flowers 
for her sister. I wouldn't give you 
two cents for all your flowers, I 
think they are nothing but a waste 
of money. 

Taylor — Surely Mr. Herr you do 
not hate flowers as bad as all that? 

Herr — Hate them ! I should say I 
do. You don't see any around my 
place and there won't be any there 
as long as I have anything to say 
about it. Why just this morning 
my wife wanted me to come down 
here to get some trees to plant in 
our front yard, for ornament, but I 
soon changed her mind about that. 

Sollenberger — Why John, what 
is getting the matter with you, you 
didn't used to be that way when 

we went to school. Don't you re- 
member how you bought flowers for 
a certain teacher on the Hill. 

Herr — Well that is all past and 
gone and times have changed, so I 
don't propose to spend much of my 
money on flowers. I tell you peo- 
ple would be a lot better off if they 
had learned, some time in their 
life the art of economy. But as it 
is they spend their money on many 
foolish dreams ; then when their 
money is spent, they look for their 
profits but their profits are not to 
be found. 

I'd consider flowers in that class, 
they are all right, beautiful and 
fresh for a day but after that they 
fade and die, than your money is 
gone and so are the flowers. Peo- 
ple would better learn the maxim 
"a penny saved is a penny earned" 
then "oh flowers where are thy 
money values." 

Sollenberger — Why John, what 
have you been eating this morning, 
you seem to be a little out of 

Herr — Out of humor nothing, 
but it just makes me sick to think 
of all the money people insist in 
spending on flowers when they 
know they will get no value out of 
them anyhow. 

(Enter Wenger) 

Wenger — Good morning every- 

Everybody — Good morning. 

Sollenberger — What can I do for 
you this morning? 

Wenger — Have you any sweet 

Sollenberger — Oh yes, I have 
some nice ones, how many will you 



Wenger — I would like to have 
two dozen. 
(Exit Sollenberger to green house) 

Wenger — (To Taylor) I came to 
get these flowers for a patient down 
at the hospital, I always think 
flowers in a patient's room help to 
cheer them. 

Taylor — So do L I always try 
to have some flowers on my desk. 
They seem to give me inspiration to 
go on with my work. Did I under- 
stand that you were a nurse? How 
do you like it? 

Wenger — Very well. The work 
is so much more fascinating than 
my work at school ever was. 

Taylor — Several years ago I had 
all plans made to enter nursing 
when one of my College teachers 
persuaded me not to. He said it 
was just a war craze which had 
gotten hold of me. Then I took up 
this line of work. I was often 
«orry I listened to him. But when 
1 am real sad these flowers cheer 

Wenger — That is one reason 
why we like to have flowers in the 
hospital. The patients will not be- 
come so discouraged for there is 
-something about flowers that keeps 
up their spirits. Oh, I think it must 
be wonderful to be surrounded by 
flowers all the time. 

Taylor — See Mr. Herr she knows 
some of the values of flowers. 

Herr — Perhaps she does but that 
does not convince me that flowers 
are of such wonderful value to us. 
(Enter Young) 

Young — Good morning folks. 

Everybody — Good morning. . 

Taylor — Mr. Sollenberger will 
soon be in from the green house. 
Have a chair? Miss Wenger just 
told me she is a nurse. What ward 
are you in? 

Young — Oh how interesting, do 

Wenger — I am Dr. Markey's 
private nurse at present. 

Taylor — What line of work are 
you doing? 

Wenger — Today he asked me to 
go on a case for him. He said it was 
one of his schoolmates; she is a very 
agreeable patient. Her name is 
Sarah Royer. 

Taylor and Young — Sarah 

Young — From Reamstown? 

Wenger — Yes, she had an opera- 
tion for appendicitis. Do you know 

Young — I should say I do. Isn't 
it too bad. That girl certainly does 
have her share of trouble. Is she 
very ill? 

Wenger — No she is getting along 
very nicely. 

Young — What are the visiting 
hours at the hospital today? 

Wenger — Oh, she is a private pa- 
tient and can be seen at any time. 

Young — If you are not in too 
great a hurry I should like to go 
with you to see her. 

Wenger — All right, I shall wait. 
(Enter Sollenberger) 

Sollenberger — Here are your 
flowers Miss Wenger. Good morn- 
ing Miss Young, what will you have 
this morning? 

Miss Young — Good morning Mr. 
Sollenberger, I should like to look 
at some trees. 



Sollenberger — All right, step out 
into the green house. 

Wenger — Oh, I do think these 
flowers are wonderful, don't you 
Mr. Herr? 

Herr — Oh yes, they are beautiful 
enough but they are a luxury and 
therefore a waste. 

Wenger — A luxury, a waste ! 
Why Mr. Herr I thought you were 
a larger hearted man than that. I 
believe with Wordsworth that "a 
flower is a being possessed with a 

Herr — Oh yes, it is easy enough 
to philosophize about flowers but 
you w^omen never think about the 
money you are throwing away for 
their purchase. (Enter Young) Say 
Miss Young, did it ever occur to 
you how much money really is 
wasted on trees? 

Young — Wasted! Why no Mr. 
Herr I fear you are mistaken. How 
could we get along without the 
shade they give us? I am sure I 
would not like to live in a house 
that didn't have any trees less than 
twenty feet from it. In looking 
back over your records as a real es- 
tate agent, don't you find that a 
property that has many trees can 
be sold more easily than one that 
didn't have any trees on it? 

Herr — Sure all my properties 
have trees on them, but they are 
not the expensive ornamental 
variety they are the inexpensive 
maple trees. 

Young — Well, how about timber 
for lumber? Surely we must have 
trees for it; and then for wood to 
burn and for furniture. Oh, we 
couldn't get along without trees. A 

great many of those dreaded land- 
slides occur because there are no 
trees to hold the ground in place 
with their roots. It is said, that if 
we do not rebuild out forests it will 
not be many decades until the un- 
checked storms will have wiped out 
animal life. And Mr. Herr, don't 
you remember that the trees help 
to purify the air for us? The 
leaves of every tree take in carbon 
dioxide and give off oxygen. 

Herr — Animal life is dependant 
on vegetable life but do you know 
I had quite forgotten that in my 
busy career. 

Young — And did you forget that 
every treeless country is a hungry 
country? That is why China is 
famine stricken so much of the 

Herr — Yes, now that famine in 
China, seems to me I did hear some- 
thing about that, but I had never 
taken time to look into the cause 
of it. 

Young — The population of China 
is very dense and the people pluck 
every shoot as soon as it appears 
above the ground. They even use 
the roots for food. Just recently 
the people there have been re- 
quired to plant trees. What has 
happened to that country can hap- 
pen to our country unless we wake 
up and plant trees. 

Taylor — Can't you see Mr. Herri 
That trees and flowers are a neces- 
sity and not a luxury. How and 
where would our birds, bees and 
beautiful butterflies live if it were 
not for the trees? Mr. Herr, which 
do you like better, summer or win- 



Herr — Summer of course. 

Taylor — And that is because of 
the trees and flowers that we have. 
How would you like to live on the 
desert and never see any trees and 
flowers? I am sure you would be 
glad to look at them then. I be- 
lieve you would soon awaken to the 
appreciation of their beauty then. 
I suggest that we send you to China. 

Herr — No thanks, I believe I'll 
stay in the States. 

Wenger — Mr. Herr, you surely 
will admit that a home that has 
flowers is more inviting than one 
that has no flowers. Just think of 
all the different color combinations 
and how very fragrant they are. 
Do you like honey (?) Mr. Herr? 

Herr — Do I like Honey? I should 
say I do. 

Wenger — Well if it wouldn't be 
for the flowers we couldn't have 
any. And then how much of our 
poetry is based on flowers and 
their value. And they also have a 
moral value, even a spiritual value 
for men have been converted by 
their beauty and their souls have 
been drawn near to God. 

Young — Well Miss Wenger, I am 
ready to go if you are. 

Wenger — Yes I am ready, and I 
hope Mr. Herr that you have 
changed your opinion about flowers. 

Young — And I hope the next 
time that I pass by your home I may 
see trees and flowers in your front 

Herr — Maybe you shall Miss 

(Exit Young and Wenger. Enter 

Sollenberger — Well John, what 
do you think about flowers and 
trees by this time ? 

Herr — Oh, I changed my mind a 
little bit. 

Sollenberger — Don't you really 
think there is beauty in them? 
Listen — 

"Oh! thou magic world of 

Fair ministers of grace, 

Soothing all on — 

Herr — Oh I don't care for your 
philosophy and poetry very much 
but I do like that flood and famine 
argument allright. 

Sollenberger — What flood and 
famine argument? 

Herr — Why, that famine in 
China, Don't you know anything 
about it? 

Sollenberger — Oh, I believe I did 
hear something about it, but what 
caused it anyhow? 

Herr — Why, the famine was 
caused by the treeless condition of 
the country. Say, I must get those 
flowers my wife sent me after. She 
wanted two dozen daisies, but if it 
is not too much trouble I believe 
I'll look at your trees. 

Sollenberger — All right John, 
we'll have a look at them im- 

(Sollenberger and Herr go to 
nursery) and return — 

Sollenberger — Well John, that 
was a fine lot of trees, wasn't it? 

Herr — Yes, it sure was, and I be- 
lieve ril take a few trees too. I 
want 12 White Birch, 7 Red 
Maples, and 6 Blue Maples. 


This surely has been a profitable (Exit Herr) 

morning to me, and I am sure that Sollenberger — I never thought 

the next time I look at flowers and he would buy any trees when he 

trees I shall think differently than came in this morning, did you? 

I ever did before. Well I must be Taylor — No I never did either, 

going, good-bye Clarence. and I do hope that he can smile the 

Sollenberger — Good-bye John, next time I pass him on the street. 

I'll attend to your order immediate- Sollenberger — Yes I hope so too. 

ly. (Exit Sollenberger and Taylor) 


A New Gait McDannel 

Hair Curler Boaz 

Pep Juniors 

All Periods Vacant Taylor 

Fat Reducer Bohn 

A Few More Years Young Sisters 

A Trap H. Wenger 

A "Henry" Baer 

Insurance Agent Arbegast 

More Ability to Bluff Sollenberger 

Fat Producer Spangler 

Pasteur Treatment ^. . (M. A. D)outy 

Nerve Tonic Royer 

More Decent Chairs College 

A "Vertebra" Brake HeiT 

A Stretcher Wagner 

A Bower in E'town Rinehart 

A New Girl to Kid Baum 

An Olive Bashore 

A Chance To Be College Cook Royer 

A Good Time Holsinger 

More References in Philosophy Seniors 

A Lock on Room B Boaz 

More Evening Classes E. Wenger 

Longer Shades for Room D Myer 

Another Light to Fix Markey 

Someone to Tease next Year Prof. Meyer 

Grocery Counter in the Hardware Store Zug 

A New Piece of Chewing Gum Good 

Different Color of Hair Two of our Girls 

Larger Dining Room College 

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We believe that Athletics, in Col- 
lege life, is an asset of no little 
merit. It is athletics which take 
away the monotony of the daily 
routine of class work and acts as a 
medicine to strengthen us for the 
day's work ahead. 

Never before in the history of 
Elizabethtown College have ath- 
letics taken such a step forward for 
the betterment of the individual. 
When we recognize this achieve- 
ment, we must not forget, however, 
the motive power that is back of 
it and a larger part of this may well 
be ascribed to Prof. I. S. Hoifer, 
who is head of the Athletic Depart- 
ment at the present time. 

Athletics, on College Hill, are 
divided into four main divisions, 
namely: base ball, basket ball, ten- 
nis and soccer. 

During the fall of the year a lit- 
tle base ball was played but no 
permanent teams were organized, 
so there were not many games 
played until the spring term, when 
two first and two second teams 
were organized, both teams alter- 
nating each evening. 

Following is the line-up of the 
first teams. 

Senators * Representatives 

J. Herr c. .H. Raffensperger 

O. Zendt p D. Myers 

H. Wenger. . . 1st E. Baker 

D, Baum 2nd L. Stauffer 

C. Ebersole. . .3rd..C. Sollenberger 

S. Ober ss P. Zug 

R. Mohr rf . . . .C. Holsopple 

R. Wenger cf M. Best 

J. Reber If J. Sherman 

These two teams met in several 
hotly contested games, the final re- 
sults being: 6-3, 11-8, 12-6, in favor 
of the Senators. 

During the winter term, basket 
ball was the leading sport at the 
College. There were teams chosen 
to represent the Faculty with Prof, 
I. S. Hoffer as Captain. A Com- 
mercial team with John Herr as 
Captain. A Junior team with Oliver 
Zendt as Captain. These teams fur- 
nished the games thruout the win- 
ter term, some of which were very 
close ones. 

Following is the line-up for the 
Senior team : 

D. Baum Forward 

J. Herr Foi-ward 

H. Wenger Center 

C. Sollenberger Guard 

M. Basehore Guard 

Soccer was played about the be- 
ginning of the Fall Term and lasted 
until the beginning of the Winter 
Term. This was the initial appear- 
ance of this game on the Hill, but 
it enjoyed a very profitable season 
and by all indications, it will be re- 
vived next year with renewed vigor. 

The principal games were played 
between the Boarding and the Day 
Students, each team winning two 
games. The condition of the weather 
prevented the final game from 
being played. 

At the beginning of the Fall 
Term, Tennis was given a grand 
opening and remained the leading 
sport until the coming of Jack 
Frost, when it was then set aside to 
be replaced by Soccer, it remained 
dormant until the latter part of 



April when it was revived with re- 
newed vigor. 

After considerable parleying, the 
back-stops and net-posts were put 
into good condition, after which the 
grounds were weeded, and dragged 
as well as lined. Even after the 
grounds were in good playing con- 
dition, the inclemency of the 
weather prohibited playing for a 
considerable length of time. 

Commercial Department 

The year of 1919 and '20 was 
opened with an enrollment of 37 
students. This is an increase -of 4 
per cent, over the enrollment of 
the previous year. Of this number 
fifteen are taking up the work in- 
volved in stenographic course and 
twenty-two are taking up the book- 
keeping course. 

This department ranks second in 
number with the other depart- 
ments. Its students have actively 
engaged in all the forward move- 
ments on College Hill. They are 
very energetic and industrious. 

The students held a social during 
the year which was both enjoyable 
and educational. Every student 

The department took an active 
part in basket ball, playing some of 
the best games ever played in the 
gymnasium. The players are : 

O. Zendt Forward 

E. Baker Forward 

P. Zug Centre 

A. Ziegler Guard 

H. Gingrich Guard 

The leading base ball players 
hail from the Commercials. 

During the Winter Term the 
class gave most of their time to 
their class work which accounts for 
the lack of more social events. The 
weather being permissible we took 
a hike far into the country and par- 
took of a dainty luncheon. We ar- 
rived home feeling tired but willing 
to begin our work the next day 
with new zeal. 

The stenographic students have 
been the first to have the opportu- 
nity of studying one of the advanced 
books in Office Training and have 
met with marked success. They 
have made rapid progress under 
the careful supervision of their 
competent teacher Miss Mildred I. 

The bookkeeping students' work 
has been made very interesting 
under the influence of their worthy 
instructor Prof. H. A. Via. The pen- 
manship classes this year have been 
exceeding large but nevertheless 
have displayed excellent work. 
Several have received certificates 
of business writing issued by the 
Zanerian College of Penmanship. 

Our graduating class is large this 
year compared with previous years 
but it is only a small portion of the 
number enrolled in the Commercial 
Department. However, the students 
finishing the courses have not hur- 
ried thru but have acquired a 
thorough knowledge of the com- 
mercial work. Some have taken 
work in other courses which 
eventually will be of value to them 
in the future. 

It is the hope of every member that 
all future clasn-:! v/ill manifest a 
greater interest in all the activities 
of the Commercial Department. 





Class Prophecy 

Miss Royer, (sitting at desk) — 
Last week while sorting the mail in 
the main office, in the Brethren 
Publishing House, I received a let- 
ter from Elizabethtown College, 
asking for the list of examination 
questions for the mission classes. 
This made me think back to the 
years which I spent there and of the 
wonderful change that was made 
there since I left. Five new build- 
ings have been erected in these past 
ten years. Then too, I thought of 
my classmates and what they all 
might be doing by this time. I be- 
lieve somebody rapped at the 
door. (Goes to door). "It is one of 
my classmates," Come in, and find 
a seat. You still look natural. I 
had just been thinking about my 
classmates, when you rapped. 
Where have you spent these many 

Mr. Herr — Oh, I worked for my 
father the summer after I left 
school but the following winter I 
went to Seattle, Washington, to 
visit my uncle. After roaming 
around in the west awhile I secured 
a position with the Great Northern 
Railway Company as traveling 
Supervisor, so you see I am getting 
my share of traveling. 

Royer — How did you happen to 
get in here? 

Herr — Well, I happened to 
glance in the paper the other day 
and I saw your name among those 
of the officers of the Brethren 
Publishing Company, so I thought I 
would drop into your office and sur- 

prise you a little, also find out about 
my former classmates. Have you 
heard from any of them lately? 

Royer — Yes, I received letters 
from quite a few and they told me 
what they are doing. I received 
one lately from Mildred Baer. I'll 
read it to you. (Reads letter) 
New York, N. Y. 

April 4, 1930 
Dear Miss Royer: — 

After 1 graduated from E'town 
College, I taught school several 
years, and have enjoyed it very 
much. Then I went to school at 
Manchester and specialized in 
Philosophy. Now I am filling the 
chair as teacher of Philosophy at 
Columbia University. 

Have you heard from any of 

Herr — Yes I know what some of 
them are doing. You know that 
fellow in our class who was always 
so quiet — never talked much — Mc- 
Dannel I believe his name was. 

Royer — Oh, yes, I remember — 
you mean Emmert McDannel. 

Herr — Yes that is his name, well 
he is repairing bicycles and sharp- 
ening lawn mowers in his old home 
town, Milton Grove. Say did you 
ever hear anything about the Presi- 
dent of our class? (Wenger I be- 
lieve his name was). I have not 
heard from him since I left school. 

Royer — Yes, I had been in New 
York last year and happened to get 
into the Head-quarters of the Stu- 
dent Volunteerc and there I met 
Esther Kreps. Ynu know she is 



secretary of that institution. She 
told me that the President of our 
class, Mr. Henry Wenger, left for 
China last fall, at the head of a 
force of Medical Doctors to work 
in the new hospital which had been 
erected the last year we were at 
Elizabethtown College. 

Do you know anything about 
David Markey? He also intended 
to be a medical missionary. 

Herr — I don't know what his in- 
tentions were but if those were his 
intentions then he missed them by a 
long ways as he is now drawing 
comic pictures for the Centerport 
Daily Gossip. 

And you know that other fellow 
that was in our class, who also was 
married, Ephraim Hertzler I be- 
lieve was his name, well he is going 
around the country making stump 
speeches for the Pennsylvania Hu- 
mane Society for the prevention of 
cruelty to animals. 

Royer — Do you remember the 
Young sisters who had been in our 
class? The oldest one, Ada, is ma- 
tron at the children's home in 
Rheems. And Martha wanted to be 
a nurse but became a school marm 
in the kindergarten at East Peters- 

Herr — What became of that fel- 
low that always went to the post- 
office by the way of Washington 

Royer — Do you mean Edwin 

Herr— Yes that i s the gentle- 
man's name. 

Royer — He became a doctor and 
is now at Marietta on the vaccine 
farm (the place where they ex- 

periment on horses) but in front of 
his office is the most beautiful 
"Bower" of flowers that you can 
find anywhere. And Daniel Baum, 
you remember him! well he taught 
school several years but gave up 
that profession and enlisted in the 
'Tlying Police Squadron, of Line- 

Who was that girl that had been 
the baby of our class? 

Herr — Oh you mean Nettie Wag- 
ner, after she left school she be- 
came a stenographer in the office of 
the American Chain Works of 
York, but now she is superintendent 
of the office force in that plant, and 
her two chums, (Letha Spangler 
and Alta Heisey) I guess you re- 
member them, well ''Lee" thot she 
would be a stenographer too, but 
when a certain young man, who 
was formerly from Myerstown, of- 
fered her a beautiful home in Flori- 
da, of course she consented and she 
is now down amongst the peach and 
orange blossoms. And Alta tried 
clerking in a store but that didn't 
go so she motored to New York in a 
"Chandler" and now she has one of 
the finest Manicuring Parlors on 

Royer — I also received a letter 
from my room-mate Miss Ella Boaz. 
whose name has been changed to 
Mrs. Baugher. 

Herr — Oh is that the lady with 
the hand-made curls? 

Royer — Yes that is the lady, you 
know her husband is a minister and 
she is assisting him in one of the 
large missions in New York City. 
That also makes me think of Miss 
Ada Douty, who roomed next to 



us. She taught her home school a 
few years and is now an instructor 
of French at the Loganton High 

Who were some of the other 
students in the Commercial Depart- 

Herr — There was Baker and 
Good, but neither of these lived up 
to what is implied by their names 
as Baker, after doing some odd 
jobs, became a waiter in the Cafe 
de la Boggs, or Kennewood as it is 
sometimes called, in Elizabethtown. 
While Goody finally became the 
pianist and organizer of the New- 
ville orchestra. 

Royer — Do you remember the 
fellow who used Room D for a re- 
ception room and also was assist- 
ant teacher of art? 

Herr — You mean Lester Myer? 

Royer — Yes, I heard lately that 
he is making book racks and easels 
etc., which he donates to the Eph- 
rata art institution, at which place 
he is a heavy stock holder, besides 
he teaches science in the Browns- 
town High School. 

Herr — If you remember we had 
another fellow in our class that was 
very quiet, his name, I believe, was 
Ralph Frey, he never got far from 
home but he made his mark in the 
world by raising sweet potatoes 
on the Ridge Road Farm. 

Royer — Speaking of Frey re- 
minds me of the conversation be- 
tween the Orator, Miss Eva Arbe- 
gast, and the Old Maid, Miss Ruth 
Taylor, of our class. Arby said that 
Taylor likes to get a big "Frey" 
but Ruth claimed, with Arby that 
she liked it well "Seesed." However 

Ruth never became a Frey and is 
now matron of the Old Maid's 
Home at Lancaster, while Arby is 
manager of the Mechanicsburg 
Garage in connection with the In- 
surance business conducted by her 

Didn't we have an athlete in our 

Herr — I guess you mean Clar- 
ence Ebersole, yes, I thought that 
he would make a great Ball player 
but I heard lately that he was fill- 
ing the position of water and bat 
boy with the crack Stevens Hill ball 
team ; he must sweep the grand 
stand once a week also to gain ad- 

Mark Basehore was some what 
of an athlete too, but he cast aside 
all athletic aspirations and I heard 
that he sailed for Italy last spring 
in search of Olives, 

Do you know what became of 
Lydia Landis and Paul Zug? 

Royer — I have not heard lately 
but a few years ago Miss Landis 
had been penmanship teacher in 
the Zanerian School of Penman- 
ship. And don't you know that 
Paul Zug became the head of the 
Commercial Department at Eliza- 
bethtown College? 

Herr — No I hadn't heard about 
Paul ; but I very near forgot to tell 
that I saw Miss Drohan in Salt Lake 
City last fall, she manages two five 
and ten cent stores in that city and 
she is what I would call a live wire 
business woman and I also ask if 
she knew anything concerning Miss 
Holsinger but she said she did not, 
have you heard anything? 



Royer — Yes, I had been at the 
Commencement at E'town College 
last year and met her there. She 
is floor-superintendent in the shoe 
factory in Elizabethtown. She told 
me about Myra Bohn who joined 
our class the Spring term she said 
that she is still taking Osteopathic 
treatments for the purpose of gett- 
ing "Leiter" and that she also has 
gotten her A. B. and is now going to 
Bethany Bible School. 

We almost forgot that romantic 
couple Mr. Clarence Sollenberger 
and Ethel Wenger. Do you know 
anything about them? 

Herr — Oh you mean the "bluf- 
fer" and the "pet" that used to be 
in Professor Meyer's class, yes, you 
know Mr. Sollenberger and the 
ministers daughter. Miss Wenger, 
always entertained a superabund- 
ance of friendship for each other 
but that friendship was broken 
when she filed her objections to his 
becoming a minister, although she 
induced him to prepare himself for 
Pastoral work. And now we find 
Miss Wenger as a trained nurse at 
the Jefferson Hospital in Philadel- 
phia, and she claims that her heart 
is in her work "Solely" and only. 
While Mr. Sollenberger after giv- 
ing up his ambitious strides to the 
pulpit is now ambulance driver at 
the Jefferson. And from all indi- 
cations his favorite motto must be, 
"If at first you don't succeed try, 
try again," and we sure all wish 
him success. 

And I must not forget to tell you 
about Mr. Paul Schwenk, you 

know he was one of the last to join 
our Illustrious Class, perhaps you 
might remember him best as the 
janitor and all around man at the 
college yet he was not content with 
these duties and ere two years 
separated him from that day of all 
school days (Commencement) he 
took upon his shoulder the wonder- 
ful task of superintending Mr. M. S. 
Hershey's farms at Hershey. Who 
was that girl that joined our class 
after Mr. Schwenck, about the mid- 
dle of the Spring term? 

Royer — Oh, that girl was Elsie 
Snavely. After she left school, she 
secured a position in Klein's Choco- 
late factory as bookkeeper. She 
worked there for several years with 
much success, then she went to 
Washington, D. C, where she se- 
cured a position as bookkeeper and 
is earning $2,000 a year. 

Herr — (Pulling out watch) Well 
Miss Royer I must hurry to the sta- 
tion as I haven't much time to get 
that train. I am surely very glad 
that I called at your office to see 
you and talk about our College Hill 
friends and if I ever happen to get 
along here again I will not forget to 
call at your office. 

Royer — Yes please do, I enjoyed 
this talk very much and am always 
glad to see and hear from my old 

Herr — (Shaking hands) Well 
good-bye Miss Royer and take good 
care of yourself. 

Royer — Thank you, good-bye 
Mr. Herr, I'll try to do that. 







Not to sound the plaudits of mighty men 

Whose valiant deeds are done ; 
Not to boast of the many, many scores 

Of victories they have won : 
Not to boast of the honors that are bestowed, 

Nor weep o'er the defeats that were many, 
But I write to tell of the accomplishments 

Of the Class of 1920. 

Oh, I love to think of our noble Class, 

For our hearts are true indeed; 
And our aims in life are lofty aims, 

Which the past has oft revealed. 
We have fought our way thru the years of the past 

With arms that are steady and strong. 
And now the coveted goal we have gained 

For which we have striven so long. 

Oh I love to think of our noble Class, 

And the store of wealth we hold ; 
For the wealth of wisdom, of virtue, of truth 

Is greater than silver and gold. 
Ah, we seek not silver and gold and pearls, 

Earthly worth, nor fame nor glory; 
Our aim is based on a life of service, 

Our goal is "Eternal Glory." 

Oh, I love to think of the days that are past, 

And the scenes that are left behind, 
For the memories of all those early days 

Are vivid still in my mind. 
I see once more the bashful youth 

And timid maiden fair. 
As you smiled at all our awkward ways 

And helped us our burdens bear. 

But who seeks to scorn our noble Class 

Let him hide his face in shame. 
For he knows not the cost of the sacrifice, 

E're we to this honor came. 
He knows not the hours of earnest toil. 

Thru days and nights of strife ; 
He knows not of the defeats and victories 

To win in the race of life. 


And so, as you follow us year by year, 

You see us slowly climb 
O'er rugged rocks and mountains steep 

To far up heights sublime ; 
Ah yes, we are slowly nearing the goal. 

But our school days not yet ended; 
We leave behind sacred paths and spots 

O'er which we here have wended. 

Old E'town College, with grateful hearts, 

We turn to you in thanks, 
For thou hast been a faithful guide 

Since we have joined thy ranks. 
Professors, students. Preps and all. 

Say about them what you may. 
Each did his share, as a brother should, 

To place us here today. 

At last we have gained the destined height, 

Our feet are firmly set. 
We have raised our banner to the skies, 

Dear "heliotrope and violet." 
We have conquered now what we've well begun, 

The race is won, I ween, 
Our cry rings loud thru the evening calm, 

"Rather to be than to seem." 

"Oh the years may come, and the years may go," 

But our memory still will linger 
On the dear old spot on "College Hill" 

Which ever to us grows dearer. 
"Fain would I now stay the tears that steal 

So silently into my heart, 
And fain would I turn from the echoing words, 

Dear classmates now we must part." 

Oh cruel fate, why dost thou so decree 

That our journey here shall end; 
Could we not linger yet awhile together 

And the happy days of friendship spend? 
Ah no, we must part dear classmates true. 

To meet never again as today; 
But the friendships formed as the days went by. 

Will never pass away. 


And now as we look on the tasks ahead, 

We see that the crown to be gained, 
Can be secured only by those who strive 

In the battle of life, well trained. 
And now to thee our "Alma Mater," 

We bid a sad adieu ; 
And hope to ever be to thee 

A credit just and true. 


We've spent many days on dear College Hill, 
Working and planning together. 
Gaining in knowledge and power and skill. 
To help solve life's problems better. 

Three cheers for the class, the class of nineteen twenty, 
And our colors of heliotrope and violet. 
Three cheers for our motto, "Rather to be than to seem.'* 
And our dear Alma Mater, to which we'll loyal be. 

We love our dear teachers so kind and true, 
And also our fellow students. 
We cherish fond mem'ries of all of you 
Who Educate for Service. 

We'll carry on what we've well begun 
Carrying the light near and far 
With our shoulders square and our step as one, 
Ready for work and service. 

But now as the time draws nearer to part ' 

And we must say to you farewell 

May you the message of God's love impart, ! 

And press on toward life eternal. 

K. M. B. 


High boom, Zickety Zack 
Here we come, clear the track 
We're the Senior's, we're not slow 
We're the class that makes things go. 
Rip Saw, Rip Saw, Rip Saw Punch ! 
We belong to the Senior bunch! 
Are we in it? Well, I guess! 
We're the Seniors, yes, yes, yes. 



If you see a certain chap 

With a wrinkled brow, 
And a very knowing look 

That seems to tell you how, 

He's a Senior. 

He's a very jolly lad, 

Always full of fun. 
But never giving up a task 

Till his duty's done. 

Yes, a Senior. 

If you see a maiden fair 

Who looks very wise. 
Just you take it down for good 

And do not show surprise. 

She's a Senior. 

If she gently offers you 

A little kind assistance, 
You won't have the heart at all 

To make the least resistance, for 

She's a Senior. 

If you're weary, down and out, 
Yes, filled with consternation. 

Just you go to them and ask 
For some information. 

They're Seniors. 

But listen, don't you try to be. 

To them, a superior, 
For you'll only show yourself 

Very much inferior. 

They're Seniors. 

So here, dear friends, we offer you 

A little kind advice. 
Before you try to rival us 
Just think it over twice, 

We're Seniors 
C. B. S. 



The Stranger Within Our Gates 

On Bedloe Island in New York 
harbor stands a colossal monument, 
the Statue of Liberty. High in the 
hand of Liberty a torch beams forth 
warm rays which guide and direct 
all who come within its range. Ev- 
ery year hundreds of thousands of 
people from foreign shores gaze 
upon this statue for the first time. 
Every month thousands come to our 
country to seek new homes. "Wel- 
come," the Statue shouts to them, 
"freedom for all forever." Light 
of heart, jubilant of speech, grate- 
ful to have reached the promised 
land the alien comes. The actor, 
the physician, the merchant and 
musician as well as the more hum- 
ble weaver and laborer flock to our 
shores. Now that the alien has 
come what shall be our attitude to- 
ward him? Granted we owe him 
something, what do we owe him? 

First of all we owe him some- 
thing industrially. He has come 
here attracted by our offer of a bet- 
ter livelihood than his native land 
can give. He has confidence in our 
country which he knows as the land 
of the free and the home of the 
brave. But how do we meet his 
confidence? By crowding him into 
factories not fit for animals. By 
herding him in even worse tene- 
mant houses. We exploit, we mis- 
treat, we crush and then we expect 
him to become a model citizen, a 
true loyal American. We treat him 
like a dog and expect him to be 
a man. But friends, our material 
and industrial pre-eminence has 
been built by just such men even 
though we have grossly mistreated 

them. The very foundations of our 
industrial democracy have been 
built by alien hands. Who would 
contest therefore that we owe the 
alien something industrially? 

America owes the aMen something 
from an educational standpoint. He 
has heard even before he left his 
native heath that in America every 
body has the chance to receive an 
education. Perhaps it is this very 
thing that has brought him to our 
shores. But when he comes he 
finds himself crowded into deepest 
obscurity. Then spring up the lit- 
tle Italys, the Chinatowns, the na- 
tive settlements which we so much 
deplore. But who's to blame? 
They crovv'd together for mutual 
help and naturally their own 
language supplants English. But 
there isn't an alien within the bor- 
ders of our country who couldn't 
receive an education if we would 
want to give it. Who dare say that 
we with our boundless resources 
are unable to do it, even though the 
task be stupendous? In the pro- 
portion that we educate, just in that 
proportion can we assimilate and 
save the alien. 

America has a great social debt 
to the alien for he comes to us with 
a goodly heritage. In all humility 
we must acknowledge that he 
brings to us gifts of the spirit, the 
music of Italy, the culture of 
Greece, the art of France. He 
comes to us with a smile but we re- 
turn his smile with a frown. We 
regard him as a nuisance because 
he brings with him lower standards 
of life than ours. We forget that 
in his breast glows too the spark of 
Divine Life. We call him "dago" 



and "wop." We crush with a fist 
of iron. Gone is his jubilant, buoy- 
ant life ! An easy mark is he for 
those who wish to use him as a tool 
in working destruction on our land. 
By our very attitude we push him 
into the arms of lawlessness. Why 
friends, do you know that aliens 
who do institute rebellion, and riot 
and the evils which we have been 
experiencing are incited by those 
who live within our law? Do you 
realize that we have an organized 
force of 60,000 people in this coun- 
try whose aim is to agitate the over- 
throw of the government by force, 
and that many of those 60,000 are 
l-rotected by and within our lav? 
But whom do they seek to carry 
I at their nefarious schemes? The 
poor untaught alien, an easy target, 
who they know is ignorant of our 
cherished history and traditions. 
Whom do we punish? The instiga- 
tors? No. We condemn, deport 
and even kill their victim, the alien, 
because someone within the law 
has caused him to transgress our 
law. We regard the alien as a 
Bolshevist, a Red, an anarchist. We 
deport without judicial trial. Are 
we not thus threatening the basic 
principles of our government which 
guarantee us the right of trial? But 
friends, for every alien so treated 
we may expect to find two Bolshe- 
vists spring up to take his place re- 
cruited from the ranks of those who 
resent the invasion of their rights. 
Shall we regard the alien as a 
Bolshevist simply because an acci- 
dent of birth decreed that he should 
be born under another flag than 
ours? We cry out in protest "No." 
We send him back home, for ex- 

ample, back to Russia, hell-torn, 
bleeding Russia. Is she better able 
to deal with than we? Further- 
more, are we not by our wholesale 
deportation giving wide-spread 
publicity to the very doctrines we 
are trying to stamp out? Shall we 
use Prussian methods of dealing 
with the very alien whose near kin 
have perhaps given their lives to 
the great cause of democracy and 
now lie in Flanders Field, dead on 
the field of honor? Friends, so long 
as we continue to use this Prussian 
sort of treatment we will never pay 
our social debt to the alien ! 

Above all else, America owes the 
alien something benevolently and 
spiritually. Benevolence, of such a 
motive we need not be ashamed. 
Religion, the thing that makes life 
worth while. If we have these to 
offer to the alien he will give back 
to us his many unused assets which 
would aid in our national spiritual 
life because he brings with him 
deep religious instincts despite the 
hard conditions of his own country. 
We need to give him our religion in 
order to keep it ourselves. We need 
to give him a faith so vital that it 
cannot help but permeate his life. 
Oh ! sham, Sunday-only religion 
won't do. It must be the real old- 
fashioned Christlike religion, the 
kind that has stood the test of ages. 
We need to give greatly and large- 
ly of the more abundant things of 

Oh that America might see her 
duty toward the alien ! Let us give 
him a chance industrially. Let us 
treat him like a brother. Let us 
have him work on a comparatively 
equal basis with us and watch him 



develop info a citizen whom we 
may proudly call our own. May we 
pay our debt to him educationally 
by sending earnest, devoted teach- 
ers into his settlements and have 
them inculcate the principles that 
make up the larger life. Let us 
pay our social debt by stopping ex- 
ploitation. Let us send our God- 
fearing ministers to the stranger 
within our gates so that they may 
impart aid. Let us help the alien 
to see that we are his protector, his 
elder brother, his friend in deed as 
well as in word. Let us show him 
that we will not break faith with 
him but keep the tryst which he 
made with Liberty when he en- 
tered New York harbor. Let us 
give him the thing that will develop 
hand, heaa and heart. Let us break 
down ignorance, vice and poverty 
of mind. Let us make him feel the 
inescapable oneness of mankind. 
May we pay our debt as did the 
Roman Citizen who said — 
"There is neither Jew nor Greek 
There is neither bond nor free." 

— Eva V. Arbegast. 

Lincoln or Lenine 

Many years ago, in a bleak, 
dreary region along the Nolin 
Creek in Kentucky, was born a 
child who some day was to be the 
ruler of a Great Nation. His par- 
ents were poor, and as he grew in 
age and stature the burdens of his 
life became heavy. He had little 
chance to acquire an education, 
save, as he said, "thru his saintly 
mother who llrst made him feel like 
a human being. It was she who 

took him out of the rut of degreda- 
tion, neglect and shiftlessness that, 
if long continued, might have con- 
trolled his destiny." She insisted 
that he be sent to school. She gave 
many anxious hours that she might 
teach her boy the beauties of na- 
ture, and the infinite love of Je- 

And was her teaching in vain? 
Did she fail to inspire him with 
honesty, with love, with compas- 
sion? Did that mother's great love 
for her son cause her to devote her 
time unwisely upon that boy? Did 
the grind of toil and study cause 
young Abraham Lincoln to sit down 
in despair and weep over his un- 
favorable circumstances? Not for a 
moment. The spirit of ambition 
waxed strong in his veins. His un- 
dying thirst for knowledge led him 
to sit far into the night pondering 
over some borrowed book in order 
to reach the highest pinnacle of 
service to his fellowmen. Yea, "he, 
while his companions slept was toil- 
ing upward in the night." 

Who does not admire a man 
"possessed of great natural vigor of 
intellect?" Who does not admire a 
man "possessed of a fund of strong 
common sense, which enables him 
to see, at a glance, thru the shams 
by which he is surrounded?" Who 
does not admire a man able to pur- 
sue his own aims with singleness of 
heart and directness of purpose?" 
Who does not love a true, simple, 
unaffected man, anxious to do his 
duty to the whole country and 
faithful in every place he oc- 
cupies?" such a man was Abraham 



All through his years of prepara- 
tion. Lincoln was looking forward 
to the day when he would render 
his greatest service to his country- 
men. The great day came at last. 
His years of preparation had not 
been in vain. His words, that he 
would someday be "President of 
the United States" were fulfilled. 
His great inaugural was the over- 
flowing of his generous, loving soul. 
Did he denounce his enemies? Did 
he hold contempt for his dis- 
satisfied countrymen? No. He was 
far above such deeds, as he ex- 
pressed in his remarkable in- 
augural, thus: "In your hands, my 
dissatisfied fellow countrymen and 
not in mine, are the momentous is- 
sues of civil war. The government 
will not assail you. You can have 
no conflict without being your- 
selves the aggressors. You have no 
oath registered in Heaven to 
destroy the government, while I 
have the most solemn one to pre- 
serve, protest and defend it. I am 
loath to close. We are not enemies 
but friends. We must not be 
enemies. Tho passion may have 
strained, it will not break our 
bonds of .affection. The mystic 
chords of memory stretching from 
every battle field and patriotic 
grave to every living heart and 
hearthstone all over this broad land, 
will yet swell the chorus of the 
union, when touched again, as sure- 
ly they will be, by the better angels 
of our nature." 

Alas! how sad. His words of 
truth and pleading were lost upon 
the men who had already plotted 
the disruption of the Union. His 
great heart was bleeding for his 

misled countrymen. His worst 
enemies were as dear to him as his 
closest friends. Thruout those four 
years of struggle "he bore the na- 
tion's perils, and trials, and sorrows 
ever on his mind." His burden 
was almost unbearable, as he con- 
fided to a friend, "how willingly 
would I exchange places today with 
the soldier who sleeps on the 
ground in the army of the Po- 
tomac." Only those who knew his 
inner life could feel how checkered 
it was with the deepest anxieties 
and most discomforting solicitude. 

But oh Lincoln! Lincoln! thy 
weary days on earth were num- 
bered. The enemy whom thou 
didst love was bearing down upon 
thee just as thy days of victory 
were complete. Soon dids't thou 
leave this weary world and find a 
happy home and rest; soon was't 
thou numbered with the redeemed 
in Heaven. Lincoln's work on 
earth was ended ; he had fought a 
good fight, he had finished his 
course, he had kept the faith. 

Let us now turn our attention to 
a dark page of the world's history. 
To a page covered with selfish mo- 
tives and inhuman actions. A page 
of bloodshed and bribery, caused 
by a man who wants all for himself. 
This man is none other than the 
great Russian outlaw, Nikolai Len- 

Nikolai Lenine the directing 
power behind the early outbreaks 
in Russia is the leader of the Bol- 
shevik movement. He was born of 
a noble family at Simbirsk, on the 
Volga, in 1870. He is quiet in man- 
ner, reserved in temperament, and 
studious in habit. This prominent 



leader of the Radical Social Demo- 
crats continued to gain favor and 
power until he has brought the 
world into a state of chaos and up- 
roar. Who can feel any regard for 
a criminal, a murderer, a very 
Judas? He convinced the people 
that they would get absolute free- 
dom. He used all the schemes he 
could plot to ensnare his helpless 
and imaginative countrymen for his 
own selfish and bloodthirsty lust. 
And what has been the result? 
They have been betrayed into the 
hands of a power-mad, fanatical 
band of notorious criminals, traitors 
and hired butchers. Behind them 
lie bleeding the dying forms of 
numberless innocent men. Behind 
them lie ruined the lives of beauti- 
ful maidens, of countless women 
and children. But why all this hor- 
ror and bloodshed? Who is at the 
head of all this? Is it a man with 
honest convictions? Is it a power 
that shall rule the future? . Is it a 
man that loves his fellowmen? Is 
it a man who will do all in his 
power to save his country from 
destruction? Is it a man who will 
lay down his life for his neighbor? 
No, it is Lenine, a being who cares 
only for himself; a typical Judas 
Iscariot who betrays those who 
trust in him. This is the blood- 
thirsty monster who is destroying 
all the sacred conceptions of man- 
kind. This is the synonym for 
hypocrisy, bribery and betrayal. 
This is Bolshevism. This is Lenine. 

But thank God the days of Bol- 
shevism are drawing to a close in 
Russia. True "that great land will 
soon bury it and seal its grave with 

a tombstone to mark its ignominy. 
Its memory will linger in the minds 
of the people as a great nightmare ; 
as an evil era ; as an epoch to which 
they will never want to return." 
Then will the days of Lenine be 
over. Then will come the dawn of 
a brighter, more glorious day. Then 
will each patriotic voice in the 
spirit of Webster, say: "When my 
eyes shall be turned to behold, for 
the last time the sun in Heaven, 
may I not see him shining on the 
broken and dishonored fragments 
of a once glorious Union : on states 
dissevered, discordant, belligerent: 
on a land rent with civil feuds or 
drenched it may be in fraternal 
blood." Oh Lord of Hosts forbid 
that this land of thine should ever 
suffer from the oppressions of an 
outrageous tyrant. "Let my last 
feeble and lingering glance rather 
behold the gorgeous ensign of the 
Republic" borne by a man like Lin- 
coln, "with malice towards none, 
with charity for all." 

— Clarence B. Sollenberger 

Taylor — Say, how do you spell 

Senior Girl— Why! "s-o-l-l-y," of 

Who can guess the other girl? 

Prof. Nye — Name some of the 
uses of the telephone in a rural 

H. Wenger — If there are any so- 
cial arrangements to be made the 
telephone comes in handy. 

Are you talking from experi- 



Mr. Baiim, in translating in 
Cicero, said. "Therefore he won for 
himself so great love by the motion 
of his 'corps.' " He meant "body." 

"If you would make good you 
must understand that the work 
which counts is the work in hand — 
it's the thing you've done that shows 
what you can, not the bigger and 
better things you plan. The work 
you do NOW must be done right if 
you reach your goal or your utmost 
height — so keep your aim but 
watch your step, doing your part 
each day with pep — for it's not 
what you do but how you do it that 
counts in making good." 

When Miss Taylor was a little 
girl she paid very good attention 
while the following scripture was 
being read at family worship. Gal.- 
6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not 
mocked; for whatsoever a man 
soweth, that shall he also reap." 
After the scripture was read Ruth 
innocently went to her mother and 
said "Mamma, now will you have to 
"rip" all my dresses that you 

E. Wenger — (Buying ribbon of 
the class colors) "You may give me 
a yard of ribbon." (Picking it up 
and turning to a classmate said) 
"Do you think that will go around 
my head?" 

"Nature plays no favorites in ap- 
portioning her day-time. The sun 
rises at the appointed hour for all 
alike and thus gives every man an 
equal start with his fellow-workers. 

Time is divided into past, present 
and future — with the future stead- 
ily shifting over to the past like the 
hands of a clock, and when it passes 
the ever present, is the time to 
think, act, and work — making ev- 
ery minute of the present count to 
insure the pleasant vision of a suc- 
cessful past." 

Although Mr. Sollenberger has 
never taken type-writing he is quite 
an expert in the business. He has a 
typewriter in his room and he says 
that he gets up such speed by times 
that he has to throw water on his 
machine to cool it. 

"The only Pessimism that is justi- 
fied is that which comes from a 
feeling that you have not been 
square with yourself in the effort 
you put forth. 

Any man who can sum up his 
day's work with a feeling of self- 
satisfaction that he has put in his 
best licks can lie on his couch at 
night with a good, clear conscience 
and has a right to expect only the 
best outcome from his work." 

The students are frequently 
greeted in the morning by a large 
dish of what they call "calfmeal."" 
How we pity the one who serves 
and has to break the rule in serving 
all alike because the biggest calf 
nearly always wants the most meaL. 

Mr. Herr — (Observing a table of 
new students) "That table talks 
much more than it used to ; Oh, T 
mean the people at the table." 


W. S. SMITH, President PETER N. RUTT, Vice Pres. 

AARON H. Martin, Cashier 



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Volume XVI 

Number 10 


Editor-in-Chief I. S. Hoffer 

Associate Editor Ezra Wenger 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor J. G. Meyer 

Eeligious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Ada G. Young 

School News Contributors \ t> ' j ttt 

I Raymond Wenger 

Business Manager H. A. Via 

Assistant Business Manager A. C. Baugher 

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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown PostoflSce. 


Another school year has just 
closed. As we look back upon the 
year's work we may recount a num- 
ber of events which show that Eliza- 
bethtown College has made a signi- 
ficant contribution to the cause of 
Christian education. Our Endowment 
Campaign has been progressing in 
an encouraging manner. A suc- 
cessful Bible Institute and Training 
School was conducted during the 
year. The total enrollment for the 

year was larger than during any 
previous year and the largest class 
in the history of the school was 
graduated this year. These are a 
few of the tangible things to which 
one may refer. The intangible, im- 
measurable, spiritual results can 
not be set down in any enumeration 
but every student who has been in 
this environment during the year 
and has made the most of his op- 
portunity has carried something 
with him from Elizabethtown Col- 


lege which can never be effaced, 
which has become a part of himself 
to guide and strengthen in the tasks 

Our Boys 

It is true that | practically every 
mother is proud of her boy. She 
believes in him and believes that 
there is none other like him. She 
has him for a standard among all 
boys and she grades others in pro- 
portion as they measure up to her 

Every parent who had a boy at 
Elizabethtown College this year can 
well be proud of him because they 
"made good" in more ways than 
one. One can not do justice to any 
of them unless one deals with them 
personally, but since that is impos- 
sible here we can only speak about 
things in general and as a whole, 
which is however nothing more 
than the sum total of the personali- 
ties of all the boys. 

More than one person has said 
during the year, "We have never 
had a better group of boys." The 
remarkable thing that first claims 
one's attention is the avidity and 
the aptness with which each boy 
fitted himself or allowed himself to 
be fitted into the group. It is an 
art for boys who come from such 
vastly different localities, as our 
group represents, to allow them- 
selves to be assimilated into the 
group with an almost negligible 
amount of friction. If boys can do 
this thing at a school where they 
are crowded together as they were 
here, it is a more than ordinary inci- 

dent and altho it may not attract 
the attention of many, yet to the 
more than casual observer there 
are revealed a number of traits 
which are indicative to the kind of 
homes they come from, and are pro- 
phetic because of what any one can 
feel sure to expect of them in the 

Not only is the quality of "fitting 
in" admirable but the ability and 
desire to change conditions if per- 
chance they are not good, is also 
worth noting. This is one of the 
things which the boys of Elizabeth- 
town College surely have done. 
Many good things have they started 
and many things that were ques- 
tionable or undesirable were done 
away with. 

In athletics the boys, although 
they have no match games with any 
outside teams, have learned to play 
clean and wholesome games. Not 
until this year have the boys as a 
whole taken so much active part in 
the games on the "Diamond, "" 
"Court" or "Gym." 

In throwing down wrongs or 
building up the right a mere sug- 
gestion was sufficient to cause a 
number to take up the matter and 
see it thru to the finish. 

The organization among the boys 
known as, "The Young Men's Wel- 
fare Association," was a complete 
success. It was conducive of getting 
the group to act in a body as soon 
as the reasonableness of a project 
was laid before them. 

The spiritual life of every boy 
who was here seems to haVe been 
quickened or revived. Many of them 
were not used to pray daily or in 
company with others as they had 


occasion to do here. O ! the joy that 
many and really most of the boys 
experienced when they got into 
such intimate relationship with 
Christ that they could go to Him 
unabashed and unhindered, no mat- 
ter who knew or who saw. Will 
any one ever forget the prayer 
groups in which personal things 
were discussed and then prayed 
for? Will any boy ever forget the 
"morning watch" which meant 
getting up at least thirty minutes 
earlier, when "staying in" would 
have been easier and in the stillness 
of the mornng talk to God and 
listen to God? Will any boy ever 
forget the Sunday morning service 

in Music Hall where there was no 
leader but the Holy Spirit? Yes, 
the boys have "made good" and 
have set for themselves standards 
of which they need not be ashamed. 

But still there is room for im- 
provement, just the little things but 
they count for so much. And to 
those who come back remains the 
task of perpetuating and raising 
the standards of this year. 

Mothers and fathers if you have 
any more boys, send them so that 
they may help others and others 
may help them to see life in a big 
way and to face life with Christ in 
their hearts. 

— E. W. 

Endowment Campaign Notes 

On January 2, 1919 there was in- 
augurated a forward movement in 
the interests of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. It was then that the joint 
board of trustees of Eastern and 
Southern Pennsylvania assumed the 
control and management of the col- 
lege. In this meeting the policies 
for the immediate future of the col- 
lege were determined. 

It was evident that the future of 
the school was doomed unless the 
college would be standardized ac- 
cording to the laws of the state. 
There are two requirements made 
in this particular statute: (1) the 
college shall have assets invested in 
buildings, equipment, and endow- 
ment to the amount of $500,000 (2) 
the college shall have at least six 
professors devoting all of their time 
to college work. 

At first thought he task seemed 
IMPOSSIBLE. The solicitors are 
now over more than half the field 
and have found the task | DIFFI- 
CULT. But judging from the suc- 
cess of the work on the whole thus 
far it is evident that the task will 
be DONE. 

A house to house canvass has 
been made in thirty-five congrega- 
tions representing a membership of 
nearly seven thousand. These con- 
gregations have contributed a total 
of nearly $270,000 of which amount 
nearly one-third is paid in. With 
five thousand members still to be 
seen, we feel confident that the goal 
will be reached. 

Of these thirty-five congrega- 
tions the following have gone over 
their quotas: Peach Blossom, 102 
per cent.; Upper Conewago, 105 


per cent; Codorus, 106 per cent.; 
Annville, 112 per cent.; Carlisle, 
112 per cent.; Hanover, 115 per 
cent.; Spring Creek, 118 per cent.; 
Harrisbiirg, 127 per cent. ; Spring- 
field, 129 per ce;fit. ; Marsh Creek, 
142 per cent.; Antietam, 155 per 
cent.; Schuylkill, 162 per cent.; 
York, 168 per cent. ; Another third 
of the congregations are within sev- 
eral hundred dollars of their 
quotas, and the remaining third 
have fallen below their quotas. 

The work in the Codorus Congre- 
gation, York County was inspiring. 
Elder J. H. Keller, one of our loyal 
trustass and also a former in- 
structor in the institution, directed 
the work in his end of the congre- 
gation. Elder D. Y. Brillhart who 
has charge of this large congrega- 
tion also assisted in the canvass. 
Elder S. B. Myer, one of the pa- 
trons of the school, was along most 
of the time. Others assisted for 
shorter periods of time. 

This congregation is strictly a ru- 
ral district with a large percentage 
of its members engaged in trucking 
and market gardening. Some more 
students will hail from this congre- 
gation next year. Professor Schlos- 
ser. Professor Laban W. Leiter, of 
Waynesboro and Bro. Jacob E. 
Myers of Hanover, all of whom are 
graduates of the school had the 
privilege of attending the love 
feast in this congregation on Sun- 
day evening, May 30. 

We feel that our congregations 
are awakening more and more to 
the need of Christian Education, 
and are confident that the remain- 
ing congregations will not suffer a 

defeat in the work so nobly begun. 
It required more faith in the be- 
ginning of the campaign for con- 
gregations and individuals, and con- 
sequently we must guard against 
any laxity in our efforts as solicitors 
and congregations lest we forget to 
lean upon the Lord as we have thus 
far done. By our united prayers 
and efforts we will accomplish our 

There is no reason why we should 
not be able to give our children the 
best educational facilities to be had. 
We have about one-eighth of our 
entire brotherhood standing back 
of us, with thousands of others in 
the plain sects in our school terri- 
tory who are patronizing us. Then 
there are many others who desire a 
school for their children where the 
dance, card playing, foot ball, in- 
ter-collegiate athletics, secret so- 
cieties, hazing, the use of tobacco, 
profanity, etc., are not tolerated. 
We stand for the maintenance of a 
Christian standard of living in ac- 
cordance with all the specific and 
general teachings of Christ and the 
apostles. Were it not for the dire 
need of schools of this type we 
would have no reason for extending 
our work. We feel the church 
and our community earnestly de- 
sire this noble work to go on. 

We hope to complete our cam- 
paign this winter. Then we shall 
take steps for the procuring of a 
state charter giving us the right to 
graduate students in the college 
course. We are hoping to have our 
new building ready for occupancy 
this fall, and trust the Science Hall 
and Ladies Dormitory will also soon 


grace our campus and give us the 
much needed recitation and dormi- 
tory rooms. 

Many young people will be 
visited this summer and we trust 
the new and old buildings will be 
completely filled on September 6, 
when the fall term opens. Young 
people, this is a rare privilege you 
have of entering the doors of a 
Christian institution of learning. 
The influences of a school of this 
type will help you in all your rela- 
tions in life, will give you an en- 
joyment which can never be taken 
from you, and fit you in this life 
for a fuller appreciation of the 
great world beyond. 

Do not only talk about going to 
school. Take hold of yourself and 
GO. The call of Christ for men and 
women is for those who have ac- 
quired a specific training under 
wholesome Christian influences, 
such as Elizabethtown College af- 

The solicitors are all planning to 
attend Conference. On their re- 
turn the District of Southern Penn- 
sylvania will be canvassed to a 
finish. Four congregations remain : 
Lower Conewago, Upper Cumber- 
land, Ridge and Pleasant Hill. If 
these make their quota the South- 
ern District as a whole will reach 
their goal. 

May every former student, and 
every one who has contributed to- 
ward the college, aim to induce one 
or more students to enter Elizabeth- 
town College this fall. This year's 
graduating class numbered fifty. 
But we hope this coming year will 
be the banner year for the institu- 
tion. Everyone who desires an 

education, desires it much, and 
wants it very much, will be able to 
get it. If you want to know more 
about this write to the president of 
the institution. 

— R. W. S. 

American College Education 

America's ruling passion is for 
education. Almost all the people 
share it. The laws of all the states 
require some school attendance. 
Our total investment in school 
plants, elementary and higher, ex- 
ceeds $3,500,000,000. We spend 
for education annually $1,000,000,- 

The rate of increase in school en- 
rollment is many times greater than 
the increase in population. There 
is an unprecedented attendance at 
our schools, with the exception of 
normal schools, this first year since 
the World War. 

In itself, education is neither 
good nor bad. It becomes one or 
the other in accordance with its 
content and motive. William Von 
Humboldt, the first Prussian min- 
ister of education, with Hegel, 
Treitschke, Nietzsche and others 
used education to create, maintain 
and strengthen Prussian militarism. 
Education so used is like a sharp, 
two-edged sword threatening the 
life of the world. 

Christian England and America 
use education to establish and de- 
fend the ideals of liberty, justice 
and righteousness. It was educa- 
tion in the service of these ideals 
which overcame the menace of a 



prostituted education and gave 
modern civilization another chance. 

This passion, this investment, this 
high motive, brings to the churches 
a responsibility unique and heavy. 
American education and all its pro- 
cesses must be Christianized. We 
must make our people good as well 
as wise, powerful and rich. The 
churches must implant in the hearts 
and consciences of their members 
and of all our people the funda- 
mental truth that "the soul of edu- 
cation is the education of the soul." 
The spirit of the Master Teacher 
must be present in our scnools. 
American education stands at its 
greatest door of opportunity. But 
it must not delay. Now is the mo- 
ment for occupancy and realization. 

In the educational program the 
college is central in its relationships 
and pre-eminent in importance. It 
imposes conditions on the educa- 
tional processes which precede it 
and largely determines those which 
follow. The completion of the col- 
lege course and the winning of the 
baccalaureate degree bring the stu- 
dent to the moment when, in an im- 
portant sense, childish things are 
put away and he becomes a man. 
He came to college a boy; he leaves 
college ready, at least, to begin to 
be a man. 

During the years immediately 
preceding college entrance the 
boy's life was like a fertile seed-bed 
which receives whatever is cast by 
the sower, whether good or bad. In 
this respect the years of adoles- 
cence, including those usually de- 
voted to college preparation, de- 
serve more careful attention than 
the college years. It is better 

economy to win now the seed than 
to pluck out the tares from the 
growing wheat. 

Whatever the seed sowing may 
have been the freshman enters 
upon a new experience. The 
horizon of childhood and early 
youth lifts and reveals long vistas 
of life and endeavor reaching into 
the dim distance. Purposes vaguely 
felt begin to take form and urgency. 
Ideals dimly seen become guiding 
stars. During four years the boy, 
about to become a man, is finding 
his place in the scheme of things. 
He is relating himself to the long 
past of human history and begin- 
viing to think forward into the un- 
known future. He is articulating 
himself with the web of present day 
life and beginning to concern him- 
self with its tangles and troubles. 
Out of it all there begins to emerge 
and take form whatever solid sub- 
stance and structure of manhood he 
is to possess and this process we 
call the formation of character. It 
is the chief business of the college. 
It is here that the destiny of the Re- 
public is largely determined. 

The conditions and influences of 
College life are, or should be 
formed in view of the objective 
which has just been stated. Some 
one has said that the most im- 
portant part of the university is its 
library ; but the most important 
part of the college is its faculty. 
The epigram points to a clear dis- 
tinction between the two different 
stages of study. The university 
student is seeking truth or acquir- 
ing skill. The college student, con- 
sciously or unconsciously, is seeking 
culture of mind, heart, and will. 


The means in either stage of 
study should be adapted to the end. 
Libraries and laboratories with 
scholars in charge will constitute 
the necessary equipment of the uni- 
versity. Teachers full of faith and 
enthusiasm are the sine qua non of 
the college. As flame kindles flame, 
so the genius for living is kindled in 
the heart of the student who is so 
fortunate as to find great teachers. 
**He fixed my destiny in life" said 
Thomas JeflFerson of William and 
Mary College. 

Many great teachers in our 

American colleges have guided 
thousands of earnest students into 
paths of service and honor. 
Recognition of the gifts of the col- 
leges to the life of the nation 
prompted a recent' editorial writer 
to say of the college : "They are the 
fountain heads of patriotism ; the 
life springs of national courage and 
devotion ; the inspiration of the peo- 
ple ; the sacred shrines of the ideals 
and the abnegations, which far 
more than her material prowess, 
make a nation great." 

— From the World Survey. 


Baccalaureate Sunday 

The exercises of Commencement 
Week began with the sermon to the 
graduating class on Sunday, May 
30, at 7:30 P. M. Preceding this 
service the class conducted the 
Christian Workers Meeting when 
several of their number told in an 
inspiring way of the benefits to be 
found in the religious activities af- 
forded at Elizabethtown College. 
The usual custom of having the 
seniors take charge of the last regu- 
lar mid-week prayer meeting was 
also followed this year. 

President H. K. Ober delivered 
the sermon to the graduates on the 
theme, ''Remember Jesus Christ." 
The discourse abounded with prac- 
tical suggestions to these young 
people who have now gone out in 
the world to find their places and to 
do their work. 

Musical Program 

A very excellent musical pro- 
gram, an annual Commencement 
feature, was rendered on Monday 
evening of Commencement week. 
The program was under the direc- 
tion of Mrs. H. A. Via and Miss 
Lore Brenisholtz of the music de- 
partment of the college. The 
creditable manner in which every 
number on the program was ren- 
dered speaks very highly of the 
thorough and painstaking instruc- 
tion given by Mrs. Via and Miss 
Brenisholtz. The audience was 
well pleased and attentively ap- 
preciative. The program was as 
follows: Part 1 — Reverie, Behr, 
Misses Mildred Meyer, Charlotte 
Kob; The Bird's Lullaby, Read, 
Miss Mildred Meyer; Nature's 
Song, OHara, Miss Mildred Gish ; 
The Brooklet, Ryder, Miss Floy 
Schlosser; Hearts and Flowers, To- 



bani. Miss Kathryn Stauffer; The 
Bird's Farewell, Read, Miss Myrle 
Ziig; Bolero, Streabbog, Misses 
Elizabeth Garber, Mary Buch, Mil- 
dred Meyer; Good Morning, 
Brother Sunshine, Lehman, Louise 
Jeter; Melody in F, Rubinstein, 
Misses Esther Kreps, 1st Piano; 
Emma Zeigler, 2nd Piano; Revel of 
the Wood Nymphs, Barbour, Miss 
Elizabeth Garber; The Gypsy Trail, 
Galloway, Messrs. Royer, Meyer, 
Wenger, Baugher; Valse Arabes- 
que, Lack, Miss Helen Hostetter. 
Part II — Fantasia Brilliante from 
"Martha," Beyer, Misses Edith Wit- 
mer Anna Keller, Helen Hostetter; 
(a) Mother, Oley Speaks, (b) Beau- 
tiful Land of My Dreams, Blount, 
(c) Go, Ye Messengers, Heyser, Mr. 
Ephraim Meyer; March Militaire 
von Schubert, Wagner, Misses 
Edith Witmer, Helen Hostetter, 1st 
Piano, Misses Kathryn Stauffer, 
Anna Enterline, 2nd Piano; (a) At 
Dawning, Cadman, (b) Love's Sor- 
row, Shelley, (c) If I Were King, 
Armitage, Ephraim Meyer; Les 
Sylphes, Bachman, Misses Edith 
Witmer, Anna Keller, Helen Hos- 
tetter, 1st Piano, Misses Kathryn 
Stauffer, Anna Enterline, Eliza- 
beth Witmer, 2nd Piano. 

Commercial Program 

The following program was ren- 
dered by the graduates of the Com- 
mercial Departemnt on Tuesday 
evening, June 1, 1920, in the Col- 
lege chapel: Invocation, Rev. J. G. 
Meyer; Pianologue, Lydia Landis; 
Girls Reading Club, Misses Drohan, 

Spangler, Snavely; Oration, Per- 
sonal Efficiency, Paul Zug; Piano 
Solo, Gondolieri, Nevin, Kathryn 
Stauffer; Oration, Commercial Edu- 
cation and Business Training, Em- 
mert McDannel; Star of the Night; 
Foreman, Ladies Glee Club; Dia- 
logue, A Saturday Morning in An 

Participants — Office Boy, Elvin 
Baker; Mr. Smith (a caller), Paul 
Zug; Miss Harris (secretary), Alta 
Heisey; Dorothy (clerk), Hulda 
Holsinger; Office Manager, John 
Herr; Mr. Grouch, (Pres. of B.), J. 
Vernon Good; Mr. Colby, (a cal- 
ler), Ralph Frey; Miss Vivian Jam- 
ison, (applicant), Reba Ream; Miss 
Brown, (applicant), Nettie Wag- 
ner; Mr. Floorwalker, Mark Ba- 

The various numbers presented 
portrayed the year's activities 
among the commercial students. 
The usual custom of inviting a 
speaker on this occasion was dis- 
pensed with this year and the 
dialogue was given instead. By a 
special arrangement of the rostrum 
a scene representing an inner and 
an outer office was presented. The 
activities and duties of office prac- 
tice were carried out by the partici- 
pants and the conversations pre- 
sented the value of perseverance, 
thorough training and careful at- 
tention to duty as qualities to be 
developed and sought by any one 
who aspires to a business calling. 

Class Day 

Class Day exercises were held on 
Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 P. M. 



Promptly at the time appointed the 
class filed into the chapel and took 
their places on the rostrum. After 
the address of welcome by the pres- 
ident of the class, Mr. Henry 
Wenger, the class history was read 
by Miss Ethel Wenger, The class 
poet, Mr. Clarence Sollenberger, 
then recited the class poem. Mr. 
Daniel Baum, in a pessimistic 
speech, tried to give everyone the 
"blues" of Elizabethtown College 
but the optimist. Miss Ada Douty, 
counteracted his influence by the 
cheerful pictures of school life 
which she presented. The futures 
of the various members of the class 
were disclosed by the class 
prophets, Mr. John Herr and Miss 
Sarah Royer, who presented the in- 
formation they had gathered, in an 
interesting dialogue. The presenta- 
tion of gifts to the school was made 
by Miss Letha Spangler. The class 
very generously presented the 
school with six lawn seats, two 
drinking fountains and two books 
on Birds and Flowers. Prof. Ober 
acknowledged these gifts in behalf 
of the Trustees and Faculty of the 
College. After Miss Hulda Hol- 
singer had made known the "last ' 
will and testament" of the class of 
1920, Miss Ella Boaz interpreted 
very skilfully in pantomime the 
hymn, "Lead Kindly Light." A 
mixed quartette furnished two se- 
lections of music during the pro- 
gram. The exercises closed with 
the singing of the class song. The 
class roll follows: 

Henry Wenger, Pres. ; Daniel S. 
Baum, V. Pres.; Ada G. Young, 
Sec. ; Clarence Sollenberger, Treas. ; 
Ephraim M. Hertzler, David 

Markey, K. Mildred Baer, Ruth C. 
Taylor, Martha G. Young, Ada 
Douty, Ethel B. Wenger, Eva B. 
Arbegast, Clarence Ebersole, Lester 
N. Myer, Sarah G. Royer, J. Mark 
M. Bashore, Emmert B. MacDan- 
nel, Hulda Hlosinger, John Harold 
Herr, Alta M. Heisey, J. Herman 
Good, Lydia M. Landis, Geneivieve 
Drohan, Elsie Snavely, Letha 
Spangler, Nettie L. Wagner, Elvin 
Baker, Ralph R. Fry, Paul Zug, 
Esther M. Kreps, Ella C. Boaz, Ed- 
win F. Rinehart, Paul Schwenk, 
Myra Bohn. Colors — Heliotrope 
and Violet. Motto — Rather to be, 
than to seem. Flower — iPansy, 


The Eighteenth Annual Com- 
mencement was held at 9:00 A. M., 
June 3, in the College Chapel. This 
room, with the adjoining available 
space, was completely filled by the 
friends and relatives of the mem- 
bers of the class. The program fol- 
lows : Invocation, Eld. I. W. Taylor ; 
Sing Ye Jehovah's Praises, Seward, 
Chorus Class; The Three Abilities, 
Martha G. Young, East Petersburg, 
Pa. ; The Virtue of Intolerance, 
Clarence Ebersole, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; The Dew Is On The Clover. 
Combs, Ladies Glee Club; Vessels 
Unto Honor, Eva V. Arbegast, Me- 
chanicsburg. Pa.; Whosoever Will, 
K. Mildred Baer, Waynesboro, Pa.; 
The Heavens Are Telling (Crea- 
tion) Haydn, Chorus Class; Ad- 
dress, Dr. Franklin Schlegel, Read- 
ing, Pa.; Presentation of Diplomas, 
Offering, Farewell to Thee, Earle, 



Male Quartette, Benediction, Eld. 
S. H. Hertzler. 

In his address, Dr. Schlegel em- 
phasized the social aspect of hu- 
man life. He used a familiar figure 
to present his theme, comparing our 
social life to a chain composed of 
many links. No man lives for him- 
self alone but is an integral part of 
the whole, yet, as the strength of 
the chain is no greater than that of 
its weakest link, so the strength of 
the social order, in the last analysis, 
depends upon the individual char- 

Vacation Notes 

Miss Lore Brenisholtz will teach 
instrumental music 
town, Greencastle, 
Waynesboro, Pa. 

in her home 
Pa., also at 

Profs. Ober, Meyer, Schlosser, 
Eld. I. W. Taylor, and Mr. Ezra 
Wenger will attend Annual Confer- 
ence. Eld. Taylor is a member of 
the Standing Committee. 

Prof. Nye will spend his summer 
at his home at Elizabethtown, from 
which place he will make numer- 

ous trips in pursuance of his duties 
as District Sunday School Secretary. 

Prof. Hoffer and Mr. A. C. 
Baugher will spend part of their 
summer at the Columbia Summer 
School pursuing courses of study. 
Prof. Hoffer will study Psychology; 
Mr. Baugher, Physical Science. 

Miss Myer will spend part of va- 
cation at her home at Bareville, 
Misses Crouthamel, Brubaker, 
Shisler, Martz, Kilhefner, Hess, and 
Bonebrake will also he at their 
homes, respectively, for the sum- 

Several members of the faculty 
will spend part of their time look- 
ing up new students or assisting in 
the Endowment Campaign. Prof. 
Meyer will spend the greater part 
of the summer in the field, in the 
interests of the Gibbel Fund. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Via will 
spend the summer in their home at 
Elizabethtown. The Taylors re- 
main at the College during the 
greater part of the summer; Eld. 
Taylor is the head of the Building 
Committee which has charge of the 
buildings now being erected. 

Religious Notes 

At the opening of each school 
year the atmosphere and Christian 
training of about one hundred 
homes begins to fuse and blend on 
College Hill. Altho the teachers 
are here to direct the activities, yet 

the home standards and individual 
ideals are the basis on which the 
year's work is built. Some students 
come with high Christian deals. 
They have attended church services 
from childhood ; prayer has become 



a habit and privilege, and service is 
a joy. These are ready to step into 
our religious activities and add an 
impetus from the beginning. At the 
close of school they leave with a 
year of Christian growth. There 
are others who catch the ideal 
sometime during the year and they 
leave with new motives, changed 
horizons, and some real Christian 

Our student body has supported 
the religious activities well this 
year. The prayer meeting leaders 
have all done their best to make our 
meetings worthwhile. Many stu- 
dents responded with a message 
when asked to discuss a topic. Even 
tho the students are required to at- 
tend, they come in a spirit of eager- 
ness and worship. Each Wednes- 
day evening truly is a source of re- 
freshment and strength. 

Every Sunday morning those who 
wish to attend go to Music Hall for 
a Voluntary testimony meeting. 
No one is appointed to take charge 
and no topics are assigned. 

Those present sing, speak, read a 
poem, and pray as the Spirit di- 
rects. Many heart messages are 
given and sacred memories cluster 
around our Sunday morning altar. 

For a number of years evening 
prayer meetings have been held on 
the hall. These have proved a 
good way to begin the evening's 
work. When the morning watch 
was started its success in respect to 
attendance seemed certain. Both 
the young men and young women 
foresaw its value and entered into 
it to make it one of the essential 
parts of each day's program. The 
attendance is not one hundred per 

cent., but those who attend and de- 
vote each day's best time and energy 
to sincere worship know that meet- 
ing God in the cool of the day adds 
a fragrance that makes the day, 
bigger, brighter, and more useful 
because of the experience. 

All of these meetings have by far 
more than an inspirational and 
character binding value. They are 
practical training in church leader- 
ship. The student who appreciates 
this opportunity goes out better pre- 
pared to work in his home church. 
The one who lets them pass by 
looks back with many regrets. 

No young person - with an op- 
portunity of attending a church 
school can afford to miss the train- 
ing afforded by the religious ac- 
tivities. Just as you cannot dream 
yourself into character you cannot 
dream yourself into being a leader. 
Hearing the world's best orator im- 
parts no oratory to the listener. 
Spending hours looking at a paint- 
ing does not make one an artist. 
Hearing the best music makes no 
one a musician. These all leave their 
impress and inspire but if that is not 
expressed in action it too is lost. If 
Ernest in the "Great Stone Face" 
had just looked and not lived he 
would not have become the noble 
man he was. Yes, he worshipped 
his ideal but he practiced it in daily 
life and in the practice he became 
like it. Every student comes to Col- 
lege with some ideal for the future. 
Perhaps it's high but maybe it 
needs to be hitched to a higher star. 
Whatever it is, the intervening 
space must be traversed by prac- 
tical experience. A Christian stu- 
dent in a Christian College, no mat- 



ter what his calling, must prepare 
to serve God with his talents de- 
veloped to their full power. Choose 
to come next year, then choose ev- 
ery opportunity for making your- 
self more efficient in His kingdom. 

The Student Volunteers 

It is a fact that most people do 
not support a movement or organi- 
zation that is new and untried. 
Four years ago when the Student 
Volunteers at Elizabethtown Col- 
lege organized some people stood 
aloof and immediately placed the 
Volunteers in a class by themselves. 
Others feared the results of such 
dreaming and still others were 
neutral, being indifferent to the out- 
come. The people thruout the two 
Districts knew nothing about the 

That group of students with the 
firm conviction of having done the 
right thing and with a bright hope 
for a large sphere of usefulness be- 
gan their work by letting their in- 
fluence go out among the student 
body. Since that time the number 
has grown each year. The Volun- 
teer Band has been a growing fac- 
tor in the life and activites of the 
school. Students, not Volunteers, 
are interested and attend the week- 
ly meetings. The Faculty sees the 
effect of its work and now also is 
a source of support and inspiration. 

When several Volunteers, soon 
after the first organization, with a 
prophetic outlook said that the 
Elizabethtown Volunteers are go- 
ing to foster and propagate a mis- 

sionary spirit thruout the Eastern 
District by getting in touch with the 
local churches, people considered it 
impractical. Today the District 
knows the Volunteers as coworkers 
because they have been in most of 
the congregations and by the help 
of God have done their best to be 
of service in His Kingdom. To get 
together and discuss the big things 
concerning the work in which all 
true Christians must be vitally in- 
terested is a force that unites and 
that makes understanding possible. 

The term ends with thirty-two 
Volunteers in school. Sixteen of 
these are definitely planning to go 
to the foreign field. Fourteen have 
joined the ranks during the year. 
Thirty seven programs have been 
given in the churches of the Eastern 
and Southern districts. 

Those who have been on the 
various teams are richer for the ex- 
perience. Thej^ brought back in- 
spiration and a stronger purpose to 
serve God with their whole heart, 
mind and strength. The motive for 
going has been a factor both direct- 
ly and indirectly in helping the 
kingdom of God to come into the 
hearts of men and women here and 
in the uttermost parts of the earth. 
Any good that has been done be- 
longs to Him thru whose strength 
all things worth while are done. 

The school year of 1919-20 has 
been one of work and blessing. We 
dare say that our future has far 
greater things for us than have yet 
been realized. But with the 
prayers and cooperation of the 
churches, with an eye that sees op- 
portunities and an ear that hears 
His voice, with the Spirit that 



makes all things posible, and with a ing forth to do bigger things in the 
willingness to do God's will what- future. Our golden age of service 
ever and wherever it is, we are go- is just dawning. — S, C. S. 






The K. L. S. has finished another 
year's work with more efficiency 
than ever before. The enrollment 
is larger than ever and we hope it 
shall ever grow as years come and 

The last programs rendered were 
as follows: 

Pennsylvania Program 

May 15, 1920 

Select reading, Amos Meyer; 
Natural Resources of our State, 
Ammon Gettel ; Vocal Solo, A Fin- 
land Love Song, John Bechtel; 
Pennsylvania's Great Educators, L. 

Anna Schwenk; Essay, Loyalty to 
our State, Elizabeth Trimmer; 
Music, Piano Duet, Anna Enterline 
and Emma Ziegler, Critic's Re- 

Current Events Program 

May 22, 1920 

Select Reading, Letha Spangler; 
Vocal Solo, My Laddie, Minerva 
Reber; Who Will Win the Pennant 
in 1920, Raymond Wenger; Present 
Status of the Peace Negotiations, 
Enos Weaver; Piano Duet, Misses 
enterline and Kreps; Critic's Re- 
marks. — A. G. Y. 

Alumni Notes 

Wednesday of Commencement 
Week was Alumni Day when many 
of the former graduates of the 
school returned to renew friend- 
ships. The Alumni luncheon was 
held in the dining room at five 
o'clock. The room was crowded to 
its utmost capacity. The Executive 

committee, A. C. Baugher, '17, E. 
G. Meyer, '19 and Ezra Wenger, 
'18, deserve much credit for the 
splendid services rendered. The 
Luncheon was thoroughly enjoyed 
by all. During the Luncheon John 
M. Miller, '05 served as Toastmas- 
ter. Practically all the classes were 



present. A representative or more 
from each class responded with a 
toast. A very pleasant social time 
was spent together. Toasts and 
conversations were indicative of 
deep seated loyalties in the hearts 
of all our Alumni. We shall ever 
remember this annual event with 
much pleasure. 

After the Luncheon, the Alumni 
Association held a short business 
session. The new organization ef- 
fected was as follows: President, J. 
Z. Herr, '05; First Vice President, 
E.G.Meyer, '19; Second Vice Presi- 
dent, E. M. Hertzler, '20 ; Third 
Vice President, Henry Wenger, '20; 
Recording Secretary, Floy Crout- 
hamel, '10; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Martha Martin, '09; Treas- 
urer, D. L. Landis, '05; Executive 
Committee, J. I. Baugher, '19, Em- 
ma Cashman Wampler, '09, J. G. 
Meyer, '05; Solicitor-Treasurer, 
James H. Breitigan, '05 ; Nominat- 
ing Committee, Mary Hess Reber, 
'05, Lillian G. Becker, '14, L. W. 
Leiter, '14. 

A telegram was received from 
this year's president, B. F. Waltz, 
'09, that it was impossible for him 
to be present. The Association 
appointed Rev. S. P. Sumpman, '11, 
as chairman of the public program, 
which oi!ice he filled with much 
credit. His well chosen words of 
welcome added much to the spirit 

of the meeting. Elder E. M. Wen- 
ger, Trustee, conducted the invoca- 
tion. Prof. H. K. Ober, presented 
the new class , thirty-four in number 
every one of whom joined the As- 

Miss Irene Wise, '11, the reader 
of the evening, splendidly recited 
"Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest," 
Rev. H. L. Smith, '09, returned mis- 
sionary from Sahassa, Bhogalpur, 
B. N. Wn. Ry., India, gave a pro- 
found address on the subject 
"Deep Crieth Unto Deep." The 
male quartet of the College, ren- 
dered several very excellent selec- 

There was a large and apprecia- 
tive audience present at the public 
meeting of the Association, which 
contributed much to the success of 
this meeting. 

The Alumni, numbering more 
than three hundred and fifty, mani- 
fest a spirit of sacrifice and good 
will that is very encouraging. Many 
of the Alumni have contributed 
very liberally to the Student- 
Alumni Hall that is in the process 
of erection on the College Campus 
at this writing. We have every 
reason to hope for great things 
from this noble body of our loyal 

—J. G. M. 



School Notes 

The following announcement was 
seen on the bulletin board one 

All out for the Leap Year Party, 
Saturday 8.00 A. M., Music Hall, 
under the auspices of the GIRLS' 
CLUB. The time appointed for the 
event came and passed but no 
party. Come around ye lasses, 
where is your get-up. Do they need 
a new calendar or where is there 
initiative ? 

How did you like the Senior num- 
ber of "Our College Times." Pretty 
fine, eh? 

Tennis holds the stage in popu- 
larity just now. From three o'clock 
on, the tennis courts are occupied 
by happy boys and girls. 

The spring love feast of the Eliz- 
abethtown church was held May 
16. The service was well attended 
and a deep interest was manifested 
by all. 

Prof. Ober in Methodology. "The 
people in Schiller's time must have 
put their hair up in puffs." Silence. 
A few seats creaked noticeably in 
the front row. 

The work on the new buildings 
is progressing as rapidly as pos- 
sible. It is hoped that they will be 

ready for occupancy by the opening 
of the fall term. 

Three of our own number have 
lately been called to the ministry. 
Prof. Hoffer and Mr. Ezra Wenger 
were called by the Elizabethtown 
Church and Mr. Clarence Sollen- 
berger by the Carlisle Church. 

The base ball season was short 
owing to weather conditions. How- 
ever, eight games were played by 
the first teams and seven games by 
the scrubs. The first teams are dead 
locked by a tie. 

This number will find students 
and teachers at their homes. Work 
for the summer will be in progress 
and yet we know their thoughts will 
often come to College Hill and the 
happy days we spent together. 

The funeral services of little 
Marion Nye, daughter of Prof, and 
Mrs. H. H. Nye, was attended by a 
large number of students. The en- 
tire family has our deepest sym- 
pathy in this bereavement. 

Quite a bit of interest was 
aroused on May 15 when an air- 
plane landed in a field near the col- 
lege. Several of the students 
availed themselves of the oppor- 
tunity to take a ride. They say the 
sensation is delightful. 



The students cf th 
French departments 
Miss Briibaker, enjo\ 
to the prostrate Jui 
May 15. Games and 
pla3'ed in th3 wcods 
boys made a fire 
marshmellows. Ma 
flowers were gathere 
deed an afternoon of 

English and 
laught by 

d an outing 
uper tree on 
contests were 
and after the 
they toasted 
^ly beautiful 
j.. It was in- 
rare pleasure. 

columns. We know no one has 
been offended by our mild fun. 

Miss Mildred Baer recently had 
her parents and brother as her 

The Senior class enjoyed a 
chicken and waffle supper at Mr. 
and Mrs. Monroe Hollinger's home 
on the evening of May 15. The 
table v/as loaded with good things 
and the Seniors did full justice to 
them. The trip was made in a large 
auto truck. Prof Hoffer and Mi:-s 
Crouthamel acted as chaperons. 

On Thursday, May 20 we had 
with us three county superinten- 
dents who examined the seniors in 
the Pedagogical Course. Dr. 
Fleischer from Lancaster Co., Prof. 
Snoke from Lebanon Co., and Prof. 
Stein from York Co., constituted the 
examining board. After the ex- 
aminations were completed they ad- 
dressed the entire student body in 
the chapel. They expressed them- 
selves as being very much pleased 
with our work. 

This will be the last issue pub- 
lished under the direction of this 
board of editors. The editors of 
this department want to thank all 
those who have contributed jokes 
or any items of interest to these 

£ome FavciliD Songs Around 
Coiles- Hi!l 

Miss Fenninger, "What a 'Baum' 
for the Weary"; Miss Gundrum, 
"He is "Abel" still to deliver me."; 
Miss Trimmer, "Till "We (two) 
Meet Again"; Steadies, "Mem- 
ories" ; Mr. Ober, "It's a long de- 
tour to Lititz but I'll get there" ; 
Everybody, "Home, Sweet Home"; 
Miss Spangler, "It is 'Good' to Be 

On May 29 the Senior class en- 
joj^ed an outing along Chiques 
creek near Mount Joy. The trip 
was made by trolley to Mount Joy 
and the remaining distance was 
covered on foot. Two splendid 
meals were served at Mr. and Mrs. 
Eraybill and the food disappeared 
rapidly when tho=:,e Seniors began 
work on it. The day was ideal. Ev- 
erybody had a splendid time. 

With the end of this school year 
the Boys' Welfare Association has 
closed its first year as a successful 
organization among the boys. Its 
inception was brought about when, 
on the 2nd of February, the Pre- 
ceptor with a number of boys met 
and discussed the advisability of 
forming a club for the purpose of 
fostering a closer friendship and 
spirit of good will as well as pro- 
moting cooperation between the 
boys and the Faculty. The ques- 
tion was discussed fully when we 



decided to effect an organization; 
Jesse Reber was chosen temporary 
chairman. A public meeting of the 
boys was held on the 3rd of Febru- 
ary, at which time an organization 
was effected, which resulted in the 
election of Henry Wenger as presi- 
dent, Raymond Wenger as Vice 
President, Daniel Myers as Secre- 
tary, and John Herr as Treasurer. 
A committee was appointed to 
draw up a constitution. The pre- 
amble of the. constitution sets forth 
the aim as well as the purpose ; the 
preamble reads as follows: 

"To keep the boys united in one 
body by having regular meetings 
and occasional social gatherings 
thus fostering a spirit of brotherli- 
ness and helpfulnes^v to create a 
proper school spirit; to suggest and 
support such projects which will 
contribute toward a common good ; 
to maintain a proper attitude to- 
ward the faculty and management 
of this school ; and to support them 
in their efforts to build up the 
school in a Christian manner." 

The fondest hopes of the 
founders were exceeded by the 
work which the club is doing. It has 
the hearty support of the Faculty 
and the splendid spirit of friendli- 
ness and cooperation w^ould alone 
make its existence justifiable. The 
organigation recognizes the fact 
that boys are boys and that they 
want to have something tangible. 
To this end the boys had a banquet 
at the end of the Spring Term. On 
the 30th of April a social was given 
at which time a number of games 
were played, violin solos rendered 
and a paper, "Charity Noises," was 
read by Mr. Herr. 

The evening of the 27th day of 
May was the banner occasion of the 
year. A banquet was given by the 
boys, with Members of the Faculty 
as guests of honor. The scene of the 
occasion v/as on the campus under 
a triangle of trees. The weird 
shadows seemed like phantoms 
chasing about in the breeze, and 
added to the novelty of the oc- 
casion. The president, Henry Wen- 
ger, was toastmaster for the occas- 
ion. Prior to the banquet, Mr. Best 
and Mr. Eby gave an ori^'inal dia- 
logue depicting farm life with a ten 
year old school boy who torments 
his father in the evening. After a 
fitting toast by the toastm.aster 
three students resporided. Toasts 
were new givfn by th-s Professors 
who by their witty toasts gave 
thoughts that are worth our con- 
sideration. The tenor of the toasts 
voiced the general sentiment that a 
spirit of good will, cooperation and 
helpfulness existed between the 
students and the Faculty. Mr. 
Groff, the guest of Prof. Ober, told 
that prepared men are needed to 
fill the gaping ranks all about us. 

The menu of the evening was 
pretzels, Neopolitan ice cream, 
cake and fruit punch. 

On the 25th of May the new or- 
ganization was effected for the en- 
suing year. Daniel Myers, presi- 
dent; Clarence Holsopple, Vice 
President; John Sherman, Secre- 
tary; Jesse Reber, Treasurer. The 
students not coming back next year 
wish the new organization success. 
May the club be a great influence 
for good. 

— R. W. 
— E. V. A. 




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