You have been elected to fill an office. Whether it’s on the Board, thj
Council, the Staff, the Cabinet, or some other organization on the cam
pus doesn’t matter. You have been selected because people like you,
have confidence in you, and want you.
Those of us who have gone before are happy that you have received
this honor. We congratulate you, but — may we say just a little more
Your office is not only an honor, but it is a privilege and an oppor
tunity. Many have gone before you, others will come after you, but
THIS IS YOUR YEAR.
Now you are just beginning. There is much to learn; there are aHfead
of you many situations that you would never think of having to meet.
It’s hard to think clearly about just what your aims and purposes
One year from now things will be much clearer to you. The decis
ions that were definitely for the best, the little thoughtless blunders
you made, the things you should have done but just neglected, the op
portunities that you let slip by, — you’ll be able to enumerate them
all. You will wish that you had done some things differently. But your
record will be written; it will be too late to erase or change. Now is
the time to resolve to make that record what you want it to be, not
one to be ashamed of, but one to be proud of—the best that you can do.
According to the poem by Henry Van Dyke;
Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his record true:
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow-men sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and Heaven securely.
“To think without confusion clearly.’’ Whether you are president or
just a member of the organization, your vote counts the same. Make
it count for the right side.
“To love his fellow-men sincerely.’' Don’t let the appetite for publi
city and popularity destroy the poise and sincerity which mark true
leadership. Be considerate, be patient, be humble, and walk with men
as Christ, the Master of Men, walked the road.
“To act from honest motives purely.” Think now what your aim is.
Consider what Christ wants you to accomplish. Don’t consume too
much time on unimportant details; make every hour count toward the
ultimate aim. And remember “the worth of a leader is not measured
by the number of offices he holds or the number of causes he promotes
but by the difference he makes in human life.”
“To trust in God and Heaven secuiely.” Whatever you attempt to
do alone will surely be a failure, but you can be assured as was Paul:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Phil
Yes, you have been honored. And we congratulate you. But we also
challenge you: what kind of a record.will you look back upon in
March, I960? g
Our interesting guest editorial
this month is by Miss Steading.
Who can resist the temptation
to get outside and enjoy this beau
tiful sunny weather? May we
suggest that the teachers try hav
ing classes out on the lawn?
IN THOUGHT AND IN DEED
Simple but sound advice at the
beginning of another year:
Work while you work,
Play while you play;
That is the way
To be happy and gay.
All that you do,
Do with your might;
Things done by halves
Are I. ever done right.
One things at a time,
And that done well,
Is the best of rules.
As many can tell.
—Continued on Page 8
Sincerity in promoting international friendship will again be P
this summer in the Work Camps of Europe. Sponsored by
Council of Churches, the program of service calls for “mature, ,
ful, understanding — and dedicated Christians” to translate
into action by living out what they profess. The opportuni y
and work alongside people, despoiled, demoralized, and
stricken, is a challenge that American Youth has taken m P
summers and will take in 1949.
The screening of hundreds of applicants in order to select on^
finest representatives is now taking place. The young peoP
pointed will spend a minimum of one month in a work ^^ggibly
operating countries of Europe: Germany, Italy, France, P
others. They will go knowing that manual labor — from of
debris of the past war to the harvesting of crops i®
the main contributions. Nevertheless, there will be time
to be on®
contributions in study, worship, and recreation. In addition, g))ar-
pected that the volunteer campers will maintain an attitu e
ing life’s experiences with their equals rather than of givm
selves to people in need. ndard®
Life for the workers will not be geared according to the s
of comfort and security generally accepted as commonplace . giaj
cans. Living quarters may leak; hot water may be scarce, jn
taste unusual; and varying social customs may seem j alway®
spite of all these trials the group’s interests and welfare wi
be considered in preference to individual desires. Furthermo
seeing tours will not be a part of the work progam; the
trips will be before or after the camp session. mass.
This program presupposes a love for people — people m
not just individuals — and a recognition of work as hon ^
value then of work in co,:imon, by social-minded people ,g wh®
tensive in promoting international friendship. Those ^gr the
have already taken parts in the work camps are T*'®
uaKen parts in tne worx camps aic >=“— nants.
practical value to both European and United States par
long look ahead indicates that much can be ^ugught
Master’s command, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor, ^ g.
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