Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA)

 - Class of 1949

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Q I I w I Q 1 i 1 5 S 5 2 i E 1 1 Q 5 i E 3 5 i Q i 1 3 1 2 I I I ! ! a n x 1 5 s 1 1 3 i s I 3 - I s 1 S S ! 1 x Z a Q 4 5 I E z E 2 2 2 I Q 2 1 ,Wh .I 1 F PUBLISHED BY THE SENIORS OF THE FRANCONIAHMENNONIT DAY SCHOOL SOUDERTON, PENNSY NIA EDITORS ELIZABETH souDER MARY GOTWALS GLADYS LAND!-:s .-Andis.-nasal? ,,.., DEDICATIO 'In nur fzlllllilll pzlrvnis. Wlllb hun- nlllfm-HI,-my um'lu-11, ITIXIXVIL amd Sil4'l'iiilxP4l fm' U10 1-lll'lIll'l'ilIIl't of our f,llri4li:ln c-wlllvalliml, this xnlunw is lovingly simlivzllwl. The School Board Seated Left to Right: ,lacoh Rittenhouse, Robert Souder, ,lohn Lapp, Earl Delp. Standing: Marcus Clemens, Silas Craybill. David Histand. The Growth of the Franconia Mennonite Day School For a long time there had been a 'growing interest on the part of a number of our people in the Franconia Conference district, that a Christian Day School should be provided to give our children a Christian education. Through prayer, conviction was deepened, and on July 5th, 1945, a meeting was called with approximately thirty families represented. A committee of three brethren was appointed to investigate the possibility of opening a school. A former schoolhouse was purchased on the Cowpath Road near Souderton, Pa.. and converted into a two story, two room schoolhouse. On September 2-lth, 1945, the first Christian Day School in the Franconia Con- ference District was opened with 88 pupils in grades one to seven, repre- senting 40 families. The teachers were Bro. Abram Yoder and Sister Esther Freed. Interest kept growing and the 1946-47 term was opened with 133 pupils enrolled in grades one to eight, representing 65 families. By permission of the Franconia Mennonite Congregation, the one room schoolhouse adjoining the Franconia Church was used to accommodate the increasing number of pupils, and Sister Grace Bergey was employed as a third teacher. The l9'3l'7-lgilrg term was opened with 171 pupils enrolled in grades one to ninc. representing 83 families. The Elmer B. Moyer Building on West Chestnut Street, Souderton, Pa., was rented and two more teachers were em- 4 ployed: Bro. Lawrence Brunk and Sister Beulah Landis. Sister Ellen Eshelman was employed as teacher of the upper grades taking Bro. Yoderis place. Because of the increased interest and the overcrowded condition in all the classrooms, plans were made to build a new two room school on the site of the other schoolhouse on the Cowpath Road near Souderton. This building was started in the fall of 1947 and completed for the opening of school in September, 194-8. The 194-8-l9ll-9 term was opened with an enrollment of 216 pupils in grades one to ten, representing 110 families. Also a school was opened at Danboro in the Doylestown section in September of 1948 with 23 pupils enrolled in grades from one to seven with Bro. Wilmer Landis as teacher. The children attending these schools represent eighteen different Churches and mission stations. Three busses are used to convey the children to and from school. The busses cover a radius of approximately six miles from the school. We praise the Lord for the Franconia Mennonite Day School which has proved a blessing to many. May the Lord continue to direct the Mennonite Church, that when our children and our grandchildren have grown to young manhood and young womanhood, it may be said of them as Paul said to Timothy, '6And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith in Christ Jesusf, Eternity alone will reveal the true value of the Christian Day School. -ROBERT SOUDER Grades 9 and l0 Grades 7 and 8 English My dear Graduates: Now that you have climbed a rung higher. you either may obtain a wider view of the world vista beyond, or narrow your vision to selfis terri- tory. However, after matching eyes with Christ for the true prospective, you see that you have outgrown this world's toys. Do you see the parched world before you with its dry rock beds? You have the source for fountains of living water that can quench hatred, unhap- piness, selfishness. strife. and cause rivers of gladness to flow. Great is your task! imploring eyes are turning to you because you have your eyes on Him. You must live your unfailing best in response to needs about you. I trust that your working, playing, thinking. praying. laughing, singing to- gether as you gained bits of knowledge and life has broadened your discretion as well as given you increased wisdom. As you look at life and the world, you will see that because problems are great, the role of the Christian is more than ordinarily significant. In spite of uncertainty and change, there is always that deep peace and call to higher ground. Live the present full of joy. ever with an alert mind and the great heart that is sensitive to life's obligations. Then at eventide there shall be light! Sincerely yours. -EI.l.EN K. ESHLEMAN 6 Grades 7 and 8 Plane Geometry and Music Fellow Students: It has been a real pleasure to work with you through this past year. May I suggest for the coming years that we have Cod first, others second, and ourselves last. Certainly, the persons with the greatest Christian testimony have this as a part of their everyday life. God, as creator and sustainer of life and nature, obviously should hold first place in our lives. We should give our all for Him. Then, as we give our all for Him, that would certainly put others next in line. We can't possibly be selfish and think of ourselves if we have God first. I think if we make this rule the aim of our lives, we will have a radiant testimony for our Lord as well as find true happiness in our lives. As ever, -E. K. HERTZLER 7 y Laureate Staff Seated Left to Right: Gladys Landes, Elizabeth Souder, Mary Gotwals. Standing: Evelyn Nice. Fern Kulp, Shirley' Cehman, Floyd Metz, Marie Benner. Elizabeth Codshall, Mary Wismer. Editor ....i......... .... i............ ............. ..,.. ........i.. E L I z A BETH SOUDER Associate Editors ...... .......... M ARY GOTWALS GLADYS LANDES Business Manager .,,.. ..........,.,., FLOYD METZ Artists ...............,..... ..,,,,., SHIRLEY GEHMAN EVELYN NICE - Photography Editors ......... ......... M ARIE BENNER FERN KULP Advertising Manager .......... .......l................. M ARY WISMER Publicity ........r....,.,,,...,..,,. ,.....,. ...... E L IZABETH GODSHAL1. Adviser . ..,..,......,,. .............................,...... E LLEN K. ESHELMAN Now that the first issue of the LAUREATE has become history, we wish to thank all of you who have given us your help by contributing photo- graphs, typing, subscriptions, advertisements, etc. Without your help its publication would have been impossible. As in ali pioneer work, later years will probably produce better Laureates than this initial one. But since you have all shown interest in its making, we sincerely hope its debut will fulfill your highest expectations and promote the cause of Christian education. 0 n Class Motto Sl Qui' Eyed on .Min H Class O cers Left to Right: Mary Gotwals, Elizabeth Souder, Evelyn Nice. CLASS PRESIDENT 'S MESSAGE Ah, give me, Lord, the single eye Which aims at nought but theeg May each one of us, as the graduating class of 1949. possess this desire as we pass through the portal of a new phase of life. Before us lie many opportunities which we are incapable of grasping without the guidance of our Master who has designed each turn in our life. In order to serve our Master in the field prepared for us, our eyes must be fixed on Himg we must ulook full in His wonderful face". Even though the shades of night envelope about us and our vision is blurred, our eyes must be fastened on Him, for He is the only one who can steer us safely into the sunlight again. May each one of us be faithful in performing the service He will assign us. so that when our course on earth is finished, we may see His loving eyes upon us and hear Him say, '6Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." -ELIZABETH SOUDER Seniors MARIE BEN NER SELLERSVILLE, PA. Doesnit let her studies interfere with her education . . . lively . . . carefree . . . base- ball fan . . . jovial . . . unassuming . . appreciates G0d's greatness. SHIRLEY GEHMAN Monwoon, PA. Assertive . . . sings unusually low . . . ener- getic on the ball field . . . optimistic . . possesses a peculiar sense of humor . willing to lend a helping hand. ELIZABETH GODSHALL SOUDERTON, PA. Fun-loving . . . impulsive . . . a warm friend .... vigorous .... domestically minded . . . part-time clerk in her father's store . . . willing to serve her Master. MARY GOTWALS SOUDERTON, PA. A jolly chuckle . . . would thrive in Con- gressional Library . . . candid . . . literary abilities . . . excellent student . . . photo- graphy aspirant . . . future R.N .... seeker of the truth. 12 Seniors FERN KULP Ti:1.FoRD, PA. Jolly disposition . . . congenial . . . happy- go lucky . . . presents a tall and slender silhouette . . . known for her nicknames . . . looks on the sunny side of life . . . poetical abilities . . . Christian attitude. GLADYS LANDES LANSDALE, R. D., PA. Lady-like . . . friendly . . . our leading soprano . . . creates a trim figure on the ice . . . graceful . . . fascinated by the tang of hospital life . . . a travel enthusiast . . . lofty Christian ideals. FLOYD METZ BERGEY. PA. Neat appearance . . . our capable business manager . . . alert . . . a future business enterpriser . . . a live wire . . . appreciates the value of the Christian life. EVELYN NICE HARLEYSVILLE, PA. Our efficient class secretary . . . agile sports girl . . . anticipates dorm life . . . artistic . . . plays piano well . . . possessive . . . friendly. 13 Seniors ELIZABETH SOUDER TELFORD, R. D., PA. Versatile . . . participates in sports by leaps and bounds . . . studious . . . longs - to see the world . . . intellectual . . . sings for her Master . . . genuinely Christian. . MARY WISMER SOUDERTON, R. D., PA. A Beautiful contralto . . . seen with uLizzie" . . . culinary abilities . . . adores kittens . . . nursing ambitions . . . sterling Christian V' ' character. Class Poem OUR EYES ON HIM Now our future is before us, Our deeds lie down behind us. We hope to keep our eyes on Christ for ayeg Ever forward and ever onward, With our faces turned toward Christg Our redeemer, our rock, our stay. We know not what's ahead In this world of sin and dread, But we want to do the will of Christ forever. Do Christis will alway, then say, We will never lose the Way If we keep our eyes on Him and fail Him never. by FERN KULP 14 Class Will Being of sound mind, we, the Senior Class of 19419, do hereby bequeath these, our possessions, to our successors. Because of Ada Clemens' efficiency, she shall distribute our posses- sions among the heirs. With best regards, Elizabeth Codshall bequeaths her giggle to supple- ment Doris Freed's cackle. Fern Kulp happily wills her slender waist to Verna Garis. Shirley Gehman strongly desires Mary Kulp to possess a portion of her muscles and any additional hair pins she can spare. Mary Wismer gives her sparkling dark eyes to Lorraine Stutzman. Gladys Landes thoughtfully wills her long fingers to Faith Moyer, hoping they will be a benefit to her in her piano playing. Mary Gotwals bestows her glasses, with great joy, to anyone who wishes to be troubled thereby. Elizabeth Souder sadly transmits her fondness for dill pickles to Mary Lapp, hoping her tastehuds will respond favorably. Evelyn Nice gives her well-groomed hands to Alice Allebach. Marie Benner bequeaths her thick blond hair to Emma Jane Hunsberger and Frances Derstine. Floyd Metz bestows his wittiness upon Esther Mack. The Class leaves the old clock to Gerald Cassel, hoping he will be able to repair it in his leisure hours. The Class also desires Penny, the campus dog, to have all its left-over lunches. 15 Class Prophecy I As shadows lengthened over the earth, the sky grew strangely dim. Weirdly glimmering on the hilltop, the old schoolhouse forced many not- distant memories on my mind. As I wearily climbed the hill an ungainly shape caught my eyes. Against the schoolhouse wall amid deep shadows, one lone sunbeam touched a steel knob till it gleamed like burnished gold. The knob seemed to pull me to it, promising many strange revelations. Standing before it, I recalled my frequent reverie about the future. Presently, I examined the machine ffor this it appeared to bej more closely. Finding a tag attached to the knob, I read: To whom it may concern: This machine is a time machine. Turn the dials and you will be transported into another time, be it past or future. Beware, lest you misuse it. Fare you well. I turned the knob, twirled the dial, took one last look at the setting sun, and turned my face resolutely toward the future. II My dizziness was slowly disappearing. I looked about. I thought, "This is not my former location! True, the far-off scenery is the same, but here is an imposing four-story building. It looks like a school. And the campus is greatly changed. Here are beautiful lawns where once there were only fields, tree-shaded walks, modern ball fields, tennis and volley-ball courts surrounded by a small village which seems to be the crowning touch of it all. 'aBut look! What is this eerie spectre that approaches?" In a hollow voice it spoke: HI am the Spirit of 1949. Follow me and learn many thingsf' It led the way up the stone steps into the hallway. 'GThis," said the spectre, "is the Administration Building and most of the classrooms of the Franconia Mennonite School. It is not a Day School only. HHere comes a distinguished-looking man in his middle thirties who is Professor of Mathematics. I-Ie started teaching in the pioneer days of the school when he had not acquired his doctor's degree as yet. Now he is renowned as the best mathematical teacher in the state. "Here is a row of children proceeding to the examining room. A Well, well. There is Doctor Eshleman. His wife keeps house for him at their home near the campus. She is frequently a substitute teacher here, and is the experienced advisor of many Laureate staffs. "The tall nurse directing the children is Fern Kulp. She has risen rapidly as a nurse and could have taken a better paying position. But when duty called her to guard the health of the students of her Alma Mater, she gladly responded to her Christian duty. The spirit led me through the building to peep into the shining lab- oratories and busy classrooms. Walking out into the sunshine again, I in- quired of it: MSurely, since you are the Spirit of 1949, you must have something to tell me of the first graduating class?,' 16 It answered nothing, but suddenly the scene changed. Instead of a quiet campus, we now were on a busy street. On one side was a store half a block wide-Godshall's Super Market. We walked through the doors and into the busy store. A brisk blonde woman flashed here and there dir- ecting emplovees. I looked closely. Surely? Yes, it was Elizabeth God- shall! Further along the thoroughfare a large factory was situated. The whistle blew. It must have been closing time. Streams of happy looking people flowed out the doors. The spirit informed me, "This is the factory with the best working conditions in the county. Needless to say, the man- ager is very prosperous." Just then a well-dressed man stepped out from a private entrance, jumped into his Model-T Ford and drove away. The spirit enlightened me concerning his identity: Floyd Metz, the manager, and a great cause for good in the community. Proceeding along through the business section, we arrived at the resi- dential section. The spirit pointed between two houses. Leaning over a fence in deep-let's not say gossip-conversation, were two women. Even half a dozen children playing noisily together did not distract them. Will Evelyn Nice and Shirley Gehman always be so inseparable? On the next block a large hospital was located. Wishing to investigate the health facilities of the city, we inspected one of its wards. Noting the efficiency of its management we remarked upon it to a nurse. "Ever since our two head nurses have been here," she replied, "this place has been run very efficiently. It's practically a model hospitalf' Wondering who these expert creatures were, we strolled off into the halls. There we saw them-we could tell by the respect given them-Gladys Landes and Mary Gotwals. true Christian nurses. We were also told of another reason for the bospital's success. Their dietitian is renowned as having the best culinary abilities east of the Missis- sippi. The nurses complain that people demand hospitalization so that they may savor Marie Benner's delicious food. Behind the hospital was an excellent musical conservatory. After en- tering, we looked into a classroom. The pupils were paying rapt attention to their teacher. We, too, were struck by the beauty of her singing. The con- tralto voice seemed familiar, and we recognized it as that of Mary Wismer, a graduate of '4-9. This spirit looked at me and said, 'tNow you have seen everyone of your graduating class except Elizabeth Souder. Let us go to Washington, D.C. Instantly I found myself before the National Gallery of Art. I was about to move on when the spirit stopped me and led me into the building. We joined a long line of people before a room. After we finally were in, we ravished our eyes with beautiful paintings within. A guard, seeing our in- terest, informed us that the artist was Elizabeth Souder whose work was taking the country by storm. III I found myself before the Time Machine again. "Now that you have caught a glimpse of your future, keep on the lookout for its fulfillment. It all depends on you. Time will tell." And the spirit vanished forever. I twirled the dial with the echo of the words uttered by the spirit still ringing in my ears: TIME WILL TELL! I7 N? s N---.- s. xvk i Ns, Q95 .25 if .alll 5. k Qk . . '5 N!! git tb pls-as MZJQFCKM Juniors Row One-L. to R.: Alice Allebach, Gerald Cassel, Ada Clemens. Row Two: Frances Derstine, Doris Freed, Verna Garis. Row Three: Emma Jane Hunsberger, Mary Kulp, Mary Lapp. Row Four: Esther Mack, Faith Moyer, Lorraine Stutzman. 1 2 u Nlueh learning and many late hours loomed lmefore us as we returned to sehool in Septemlwer illl. This partieular year appeared rather difliieult lfeeause we were ever eonseious that we were taking mostly lllth grade sull- qjeets. However. time has passed so quieklv that the end of the year has approar-hed hefore we have lveen fully aware of it. 'l'hroughout the year we have taken part in various types ol' projects. Having heen asked to serve on several Young Pe0ple's Meeting programs with the tenth grade. we aeeepted the invitations. We sang at several ehurehes hefore Christmas. hut then eame our Christmas program to praetiee for. Ar Christmas time we also went out caroling one afternoon to invalids. shut-ins. or aged folks who we knew would enjoy singing. After Christmas we sang again at several different churches. A Christian l,il'e Conference was also held hy Bro. liapp from January fil to lfehruary l. ln the forenoons he gave a message to the seventh. eighth. ninth. and tenth grades: hut in the afternoons he had a personal interview with eaeh student of these grades. Some of his messages were ahout Jesus our Ideal. Jesus our Advocate. and jesus our lntereessor. We. as a class. now antieipate the advent of another sehool year from which we eagerly evpeet to graduate. with many different ideas in store for our future. Grade Eight Row One-L. to R.: Murray Alderfer, Ray Alderfer, Walter Detwiler, ,loan Emmerick. Henry Cehman, Edward Godshall. Row Two: Florence Hackman, Wilmer Halteman, Arlin Hunsberger, Merrill Keeler, Shirley Kulp, Beatrice Landes. Row Three: Laverne Landes, Mary ,lane Landis, Grace Mininger, Ellen Moyer, Curtis Nice, Lorraine Nice. Row Four: Evelyn Rittenhouse, Walton Rittenhouse, Lois Souder, Donald Yoder. Grade Sefven How One-L. to R,: Ahram Allehach, Roland Benner, Charles Bolton, Christine lfhristophvl, Rirfhard Claris, Almrani Codshall. Row Two: Glenda Codshall, .lohn Havkman, Kathryn Hackman, Mildred Halteman, Lorraine llunslmerger, Lorraine Kric-heel. Row Three: Dorothy Landes Marvin Landes, Franklin Landis, Daniel Leatherman, Emma Jean Mack, Betty Rittenhouse. Row Four: Carl Ruth, Harold Shisler, Richard Wright. This school year has been high-lighted by a number of events for the seventh and eighth grades. One of the main events was the Christian Life Conference conducted by B-rother John Lapp. Each morning, for one week, these meetings were followed by personal interviews with the pupils of grades seven to ten. Visiting missionaries also held our attention with their experiences of the past. Stephen Solomon, Lawrence Burkholder, and Jacob Clemens told us of their missionary and relief work in India, China, and Ethiopia. Science being the most outstanding subject, we touched such phases of mechanical work as the engine of the automobile and airplane, parts of the radio, telephone, and the water pump. Soil and soil conservation were also a part of our science studies. Many of us look forward to industrial arts period. During this period the girls crochet, embroider, and knit. Within the various periods, the boys sanded the desk tops, made a backstop, and an incinerator. They also made a variety of models to enter into a contest, including airplanes, jeeps, trains, and racers. The winner was Laverne Landis-a tall, quiet fellow with plenty of ambition. Because of his excellent sanding job, his airplane was the winner. Speaking of ambitions, we might tell of some of our ambitions and hobbies. Grace Mininger-Nurse. .loan Emmerick--Missionary to Africa. Henry Gehman and Abram Godshall-Chorister. Ray Alderfer and Abraham Allebach-Art work. Evelyn Rittenhouse and Daniel Leatherman-Reading. Mildred Halteman and Kathryn Hackman--Crocheting. Batter up! Strike two, ball two-Strike three, you're out! This out- standing and exciting game is now in progress with Curtis Nice and Durrell Hange as champion pitchers, and Charles Bolton and Ray Alderfer as our champion catchers. Many physical education periods were spent playing baseball, softball, and football, or by exercising if the weather was suitable. This was one of the periods looked forward to most. 24 1 ff gg, if 16 fi, 1 K -1 W ...... X . , 'Q' 42 in 2 K 1 Grade Six Row One-L. to R.: Mary fllenif-ns, Glen Derstinv, Ahram Fredf-rick, Mark Curis, Miriam Comlshull. Row Two: john Cotwals, Melvin Halteinun, Kathryn llnnshergrc-r, Nlnnrml llunSl1crg1Pr, Ruth Kulp. Row Three: Arlene Landvs, Addiv Landis, Donald Landis, Marilyn Landes, .Ianws Lapp. Row Four: Ruth Moyer, .loan Musselrnzm. Stanley Nice, Marlow Stutzman, Shirley Swartley. Row Five: Rolwrt Kramer, Lois WlSIll9T. Paul Wismer. Grade F ifve Row One-WL. to R.: Eileen Alderfer. Elaine Anders, Shirley Bechtel, Murray Br-idler, Suzanne Christophe-l. Row Two: Arlene Clemens, Eleanor Derstine, Mary Derstine, Elizabeth Carges, Marie Cehman, Row Three: Keith Codshall, Daniel Keeler, Marilyn Kriehel, Rachel Kulp, Elaine Landes. Row Four: Betty Landis, Daniel Lupp, Mary Mack, David Meyers, john Mininger. Row Five: Kathryn Nice, .lohn Ruth, Kenneth Seitz, lames Souder, Larry Stemple. ' A new school! What a thrill of anticipation went through us! Probably half of our group had been in the old school beside the church, and although we had many fond memories of it, this new school would he so much better. But by the end of the first week and even the first month, we were not so elated about the idea anymore. It was hard to concentrate in the midst of a building program. However, since our rooms have been finished we really appreciate the new school. Our group numbered forty-nineg and we found that it took cooperation to keep things running smoothly. After we learned to know each other, we found that we could have many pleasant times together. The organization of a club brought new interest. Besides giving us entertainment, it has also developed talents and has given ideas on the proper procedures of a business meeting. In the early autumn we had an interesting products show, everyone bringing a typical product raised in this community. At Christmas we gave a program in which everyone took part. Another interesting feature in the spring was the hobby show. Each one brought his hobby to widen our interest. Coming back after Christmas vacation did not seem so bad either when we knew there would be a trip to the Franklin Institute the following week. This proved to be quite an interesting day for most of us. Besides the plane- tarium demonstration, we also enjoyed the attractions of the museum. Probably the most outstanding was the atomic energy exhibit. Throughout the year we also had speakers coming in who always added inspiration to our program. We had Stephen Solomon from India, relief workers from Ethiopia, China and Europe. These consecrated Christians helped us to get a broader vision of the need of the world and the work that our church is doing. This tied in nicely with our Friday morning devotional program when we spent the time discussing needs of the world and how our church can help to meet the need. After this discussion period, we spent time in prayer for requests that were made from the discussion. And, thus. with the school year drawing to a close, we cherish the time spent together and feel challenged to go on doing our best in the future. --GRACE BERGEY 28 a s Grade Four Row One-'l,. to R.: Sylvia Nlmlvrfer, Donald Clenu-ns, joseph Crr-ssmun, Glenn Fr:-ed, l,0uvc-rnv Klmlshall. How Two: Clayton Gotwals, Sharon Hunsberger, flurlis Krutz, Ruth l,zmrli:1, Silllllllll llapp. Row Threw: lfstlwr lfatllc-rnlan, Ruth Br-ryl Martin, Auvlrvy MHZ, Ramflnvl Meyers. Arlvn Moyer. Row Four: Jacob Rittenhouse, Emily Shisler. Merle Stutzman. Grade Three 1 l i l Row One-L. to R.: Brian Alderler. Ralph Alderfer, James Allehach, Glenn Anders, Darlene Reidler, Edgar Bolton. Row Two: Earl Delp, Jr., Earlene Delp, Anna Derstine, Norman Frederick, Mary Godshall, Dennis Hackman. Row Three: Gerald Halteman, Harold Halteman, Lareta Halteman, Leroy Halteman, Miriam llalteman, Mabel Hunsherger. Row Four: Merrill Huns- lrerger, Lawrence Kratz, Wayne Kralz, David Kulp, Betty Jane Landis, Lois Mininger. Row Five: Richard Moyer, David Rittenhouse, Dallas Shelley, loan Souder, Kathryn Wismer. Q l ' V To the accompaniment of the ham- mer, saw, and sandpaper our school year was begun in September. The first weeks were filled with many adjust- ments for both teacher and pupils. Be- cause of the large number in third and fourth grades, eight pupils left us to join the second graders and Miss Clem- mer. Our number has been thirty-nine for the remainder of the term. The work continued to progress more smoothly as the weeks rolled around. Interspersed with our regular school work during the year was an autumn nature hike, a spelling bee at Thanksgiving time, Christmas program practicing, caroling at the Colmar Convalescent Home, giving the Christmas program, caroling at Eastertime, and enjoying the many interesting speakers that' have been provided for us throughout the year. Celebrating St. Valen- tine's Day in a unique way brought joy to us since we tried to contribute to the happiness of others. A total of 333.00 was donated as gifts for Bro. Stephen Solomon and Bro. Paul Ruth instead of purchasing valentines for each other. I have appreciated the way many of the pupils have shown marked improvement in their study habits and lesson preparation. But my greatest inspiration has come as a result of the children's keen interest in our Friday devotional period. The many requests for prayer and the sincere prayers that have been offered by these young children have thrilled me many times. After teaching in state schools in previous years, I am convinced that the Christian Day School plays a vital part in molding the lives of our children as God would have them molded. As I leave the school and these children this year to enter another field of service, my prayers will remain with the work that the children throughout the years will blossom for Him and will thereby be used in His service for the church. God bless and keep you, friends of mine, While we're so many miles apartl And I'll remember you in prayer, 'LBecause I have you in my heartf, Fond memories of the days gone by, I'll always cherish in my heart, And in my love and in my prayers, Dear friends, you'll always have a part. 'U fgW'inifred M. Nienhuisn --Doms S. SHI-:NK 32 Q Ks Grade Two wily , NN. i"5":.a af 7 -- l l l 1 3155A I E i -a-fi!" , fvf:'!Y'a an - . , Gb Row Onegli. to R.: Rhoda Alderfer, Raymond Paul Alle-bach, Gerald Benner, Rebecca Bishop, Rosemary Christophel, Orrie Clemens. Row Two: Gerald Derstine, Geraldine Derstine, Betty Ann Fetteroif, Sara Frederick, Ernest Geh- man, lVlary Ann Godshall. Row Three: Stanley Halteman, Donald Hedrick, Arlene Hunsberger. Glenn Hunsberger, Abram Kratz, David Landis. Row Four: Gladys Landis, Rhoda Landis, Edna Mack, William Meyers, Elsie Moyer, Harold Moyer. Row Five: Nancy Musselman, Naomi Rittenhouse, Willard Ruth, Delbert Seitz, Ruth Shisler, Daniel Yoder. We are building every day, At our work and at our play, Not with hammer blow on blow, Not with timber sawing so, Building a house not made with hands, Far in the Fatheris perfect lands. We are building every day, Building for eternity. One day last fall I walked out on the playground and noticed the child- ren were unusually busy building miniature roads, bridges and tunnels. I was amazed at the skill and painstaking efforts they bestowed upon their work. As I stood and watched them for awhile, I almost unconsciously started humming the above chorus which we often sing in our morning worship period. This little incident left an indelible impression on my mind. Our Lord, the Master Builder, has a perfect blueprint for our lives and He wants to help us build our lives around that great plan. If we choose rather to build upon our own ambitions our buildings will not be able to stand the tests of time, but will soon crumble into ruins. We are bui ding every day, whether it is in learning to read or spell new words, wor ing arithmetic problems, memorizing Bible verses, or any of our daily tasks. Perhaps we are adding only a few bricks each day, but if we follow the plan of the Master Builder it will surely result in a building that will stand for all eternity. With that impression was born the desire to help the children grasp the full message of the song. If they could realize that the ultimate goal of all our activities is in building for eternity it would add purpose and meaning to' all their daily tasks which so often seem commonplace and insignificant to them. It should help them to put forth their best efforts and guard against the habits of mediocrity. I knew this would not be an easy task. It could not be accomplished in a day, no, not even in a week or even a month for they are very young and do not easily grasp abstract meanings. Here before me was a concrete illustration of the deeper meaning of life. Here was a great opportunity to sow the precious seed which must then be carefully nurtured day by day. Realizing how incompetent I was of myself for the great assignment of helping to build lives for eternity, I breathed a fervent prayer to the Master Teacher for daily wisdom, guidance, and patience. It is my prayer that the motto, g'Building For Eternity", will ever become more meaningful to the children as they ascend new rungs in the ladder of life. -BETTY CLEMMER 35 W Grade One Row One-I.. to R.: l.oiQ Alflm-rf:-r. David Bolton. Carolyn DPTSflIlP. John lisht, Delorvs Comlsliall, Fm Haltenian. Row Two: Larry Hangs-, Pearl Hunslwrger, l.avernv Kratz, Kefnnvrli Kruop, Lois Kulp. William Landis. Row Three: .lose-ph Lapp, Robe-rt lic-ister, Hannah Nlavk, Lois Xlininger, Marv Nice, .lanws Slwllwy. Row Four: .lolm Merle S0lltll"I'. llonalfl Stutzman, l'aul Wisnn-r. 37 Was that your little girl - your little boy - who just a few months ago stepped from babyhood into first grade? What an important step it wasg the big new world lay before them. Peep just a moment, if you wish, into just part of that new world of theirs. t ' lt's 8:45. At the screech of the bus brakes, several little feet scamper toward the green and white building. "Whose row is it today?" usually opens the topic of the morning. As if waiting for the morn, the sandbox by the little window welcomes the few early comers. Gathered around this all important object, the six-year old conversation ranges anywhere from their resume of the week-end to guessing the name of the new baby sister. The little hand moves quickly to nine. The next and last bus load completes the group and a busy day begins. As we "Begin the Day With Godl', how His ever-loving heart must warm to the child voices of innocence as their songs and prayers re-echo in heaven! Prayers not eloquently spoken, but prayers from a child's heart, rising in true simplicity and faith to their Heavenly'Father. Then "rabbits, squirrels, possums, and chiprnunks" find their little chairs and enter into story land, discovering it through their own eyes and from their own books for the first time. This is merely the beginning of these little lives who will be the gen- eration of tomorrow. Who are we but His servants, whose soul desire must be to help in the task of molding these dear ones and leading them into that great kingdom of God. -B1-:TTY DETWEILER 38 Dcmboro School Qs! 5 ,5 1 " ww' uf' uw 01141---l,. to H.: P11111 I,11111lis. ,lunmc-'S Landis, xlllfif' Histund, Earl l.u111lis, Xxyillilfli Swurtle-y. Uulr' Uctxxvilvr. Ruw Twin: Norma lliiiliilld, Nlvrrill Histulld, lnlm 'Vly1'rs. Lui- NIWTS. NHV1111111 Nlyfrrs, ills-nn Mye-rs. How 'IWI111-e-1 Nlvrrill I5e-twm-il:-r, Nlurxin Nlnyw. llvtly Lou Lev, Bl11l'tllLi fVIy1-rs. Wilmer My:-1's. Nancy lou w'illKf'l'5. Row Fnllrz I'1I'l'lH1l Wm' Wy:-rs. Dah- kxlllil'1'F, Hulwrl Dc'hvc'il1'r. lfluim- Detwvilvr, P11111 Delwr-iler. 40 I The Christian Day School at Danboro reminds one of what happens when a family moves. Many things need to be done, but the seemingly most important is begun first. The term was begun a week late. New friendships needed to be formed. Some persons needed to try to get along with each other and stay sweet, whereas before they had only meeting acquaintance. Parents need to incon- venience themselves to transport their pupils. According to certain testi- monies, blessings have been rich for the price we have paid and the faith exercised in moving into this venture. The work in the school has been most outstanding along the following points: 1. Becoming better acquainted with the Creator's plan. Bible study and Bible Memory work has been a time of sowing the Living Word. Pleasant changes have been noticed from time to time. Half the pupils have con- fessed Christ as Saviour. lt has been encouraging to know that the parents expect the teacher to make known C0d,s Word. 2. Learning and practising good management habits. Too often, people cannot go ahead when they are forced to plan and work their own program. In our school we had a special opportunity to stress the importance of being good stewards of time. People were urged to look for a job when they had an extra moment. This "Good Samaritani' habit made the good deeds shine rather than the selfish and lazy inclinations of the flesh. 3. Cooperation is practiced in a peculiar way. We must share a limited play area. The more diligent and rapid workers help in the lower grades similar to family style. We learn from each other in many ways in which the more thoroughly graded schools lack the opportunity. Where certain persons were unlikeable because of minor weaknesses, it gave opportunity to round off corners and watch growth. -WILMER LANDIS 41 .xgcfiuified 'Q' K . .sa .QQ QF Girls' Chorus FIRST ROW: l,. to R.-lfmma .lane Hunsberger, Esther Mack, Lorraine Stutz- rnan, lflizaln-th Codshall, Ada Clemens, Evelyn Nice, Mary Vvismer, Marie Benner, Frances llerstine, Mary Cotwals. SECOND ROW: Faith Moyer, Mary Lapp. Verna tfaris, Mary Kulp, Elizabeth Souder, Cladvs Landes, Fern Kulp, Shirley Cehnian, Doris Freed, Alice Allebach. It all began in November. 194-7. The eighth and ninth grades could not decide what sort of Christmas program we ought to present, until someone suggested that we give a musical program. Being pleased with the idea. we decided to organize as a chorus under Lawrence l3runk's leadership. It wasnit long before we were asked to sing at Lansdale Mission. Then early in the '18-'19 term the re- quest came that the school chorus sing at Rocky Ridge Song Service. Because lVlr. Brunk was no longer with us. lVlr. Hertzler agreed to become our new director. Since the only two boys in ninth and tenth grades preferred not to rejoin the chorus. it was reorganized as a girls' chorus. Gradually more requests came asking the chorus to participate in Young People's Meetings at various churches. We also sang at our Christmas program. a Rocky Ridge literary. and an Easter sunrise ser- vice. Wie appreciate the ability to testify in song and desire to render our best to Him. f-eGr..-tors l,ANnEs 46 Stellarian Society Row One-L, to R.: lilsther Mack, Faith Moyer, Ada Clemens, Marie Benner, Francis Derstine. Row Two: Alice Allebach, Evelyn Nice, Doris Freed, Grace Nlininger, Mary Cotwals, Elizabeth Codshall. Row Three: Floyd Metz. Verna Caris. Gladys liandes. Shirley Cehinan. Elizabeth Souder, Mary Walton Rittenhouse. We. of Stellarian. have had a happy term studying the heavens. Near the beginning of the school year. some of us interested in astronomy formed a society to study the heavens. Mr. Hertzler. also interested. agreed to be our advisor. During the year we have had activities such as composing a constitu- tion. visiting Fels Planetarium, skating. watching an eclipse of the moon. and listening to lVlr. Hertzler's lectures. Our aim is to learn more about God's heavens and to appreciate Godis greatness in creating them. -17 Hilltop Call 3 I 1 Seated-L. to R.: Mary Cotwals, Penny, Ada Clemens. Row One: Verna Garis, Faith Moyer, Francis Derstine, Elizabeth Godshall, Marie Benner. Row Two: Alice Allehach, Mary Lapp, Elizabeth Souder, Floyd Metz, Shirley Gehman, Gladys landes, Evelyn Nice. Hilltop Call Staff Editor - Ada, Clemens Artists Assistant Editor - Mary Gotwals Evelyn Nice Elizabeth Soudef REPORTI-:Rs Devotions Curricular Activities Alice Allehach Mary Lapp Verna Garis Elizabeth Godshall Music Fern Kulp Faith Moyer Gladys Landes Mary Wlismer Outside Activities Penny - Floyd Metz Frances Derstine Marie Benner Shirley Gehman Reports of the activities of the ninth and tenth grades have been pub- lished monthly in the "Voice of Youthv giving the youth of this conference a glimpse of the activities at Franconia Mennonite School. We express our hearty appreciation to that staff. Penny, the most popular memher of the campus and school news, is Mr. l-lertzlerls dog. who overhears hits of conversation which are published monthly. 48 N 4 1 1 L... N We gratefully acknowledge the work of Warren Wenger and the Warthel Photos who very kindly donated their time and labor to usg and the help of Elam Hertzler in photographyg and the work of Alma Keyser. our typist. 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Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1950 Edition, Page 1


Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1951 Edition, Page 1


Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1952 Edition, Page 1


Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1953 Edition, Page 1


Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 44

1949, pg 44

Franconia Mennonite School - Laureate Yearbook (Souderton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 23

1949, pg 23

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