King Edward VII School Magazine.

VOL. VIII]
JULY, 1934
[No. 6.

Editors
R. H. JAMES, E. NAGLE.

Hon. Sec.:
Mr. E. F. WATLING.

CONTENTS.

School Notes

189

Free Verse

219

Speech Day

192

The Orchestra

221

junior School Open Day

197

Fives Notes

221

The Athletic Sports

197

Old Edwardians

222

The Swimming Sports

199

Oxford Letter

225

Poplars

201

Cambridge Letter

226

Symphony in a Minor Key

202

Library Notes

227

Cricket, 1934

203

House Notes

229

The Boxing Club

212

Correspondence

234

Scouting

213

Notices

234

The Derbyshire Hike

215

   

School Notes

A LARGE gap is to be made in the Staff at the end of this term by the retirement of Mr. Shorter, whose connection with the School goes back to the date of its foundation, and indeed into the still more shadowy distances of the Grammar School period. Mr. Shorter was appointed as Science Master at King Edward VII's in 1905, and a year later was appointed Senior Science Master, which post he has occupied these 28 years. The fact that under his and Dr. Hichens' leadership the School quickly rose to distinguished heights of scholarship, especially on the scientific side, is a sufficient testimony to Mr. Shorter's efficiency. Not less gratefully will numerous Edwardians remember various other services which he has faithfully rendered in the cause of Science, music and sport. The foundation and continuous good work of the Scientific Society has been due to his enthusiasm, while his unfailing interest in the Old Edwardians' Association, of which he is President this year, has been a tower of strength to that somewhat fluctuating organisation. We trust that Mr. and Mrs. Shorter will enjoy many years of retired leisure, and that we shall see or hear of them as often as possible.

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The illness which overtook Mr. Green about a year ago is proving unhappily a long and obstinate one, and it seems that his retirement from the staff must now be regarded as permanent. His many friends here will sympathise with him in this misfortune which has so unexpectedly ended a useful and happy term of service to the School. We understand that he is receiving expert treatment in London, from which it is hoped some favourable result may be obtained.

Mr. Green came to us in 1918, and has had charge of several generations of middle and upper forms in French and German. On the " out-of-school " side, his excursions into the countryside, and a series of holiday tours to France, were a modest, and quietly effective, contribution to the social life of the School. We are sorry to have to say good-bye to him in such unfortunate circumstances.

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Congratulations to W. H. Fletcher on winning the Earnshaw Scholarship of £50 a year ; to G. Laughton on his Town Trust Scholarship of £50 a year ; to V. G. S. Damms on his Edgar Allen " B " Scholarship of £130 a year ; to L. A. McQuillin and to P. H. Monypenny on winning the Robert Styring Scholarship ; to J. Richmond on his Technical Studentship at Sheffield University. The Headmaster showed his appreciation of these scholarships by granting the School a half-holiday on the occasion of the Australians' visit to Sheffield on July 14th.

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The School Chapel Service was held this term on 6th May. The service itself was simple and pleasing, and we heard a fine address by Mr. T. E. Harvey. After discussing in more general terms the question of the Christian life, he concluded with a moving picture of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, some of whose deep and beautiful thoughts had been read earlier in the service by the Headmaster.

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On 18th May the Sixth and Transitus had the good fortune to hear an illuminating talk on the European situation, given by Dr. Visser T'Hooft, a Dutchman and General. Secretary of the World Student Christian Union. He spoke for some 30 minutes.

in perfect English, outlining the factors in the present international position which make for war, and explaining the way in which the Student Christian Union promotes a better mutual understanding between the peoples of two countries such as Germany and France—one of the surest ways of preserving the peace of the world. After his speech he was kind enough to answer any questions anyone wished to ask him.

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The School Orchestra went to London again on 2nd June to take part in the Orchestral Competition for Schools. As the Headmaster very elegantly expressed the result, Westminster School were too good for our orchestra, and there was no other school for us to beat. Lest this seem faint praise, we recall that the great Mr. Charles Woodhouse, leader of the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, said some very nice things about our players.

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This term a School Boxing Club has been formed under the direction of Mr. Unsworth. It has been received with great enthusiasm by all sections of the School and promises to become a permanent and flourishing School institution. It is an excellent notion and we wish Mr. Unsworth and his amiable instructors all good luck and good temper. An account of the finals in the knock-out competitions is to be found on another page.

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Speech Day this year was on 12th July. Our distinguished visitor was Canon H. A. P. Sawyer, late Headmaster of Shrewsbury School and present chaplain of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A full account is given on another page.

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The Swimming Sports were held this term on 3rd July. A full account of them is given elsewhere, and we would only mention here the remarkable feat of M. H. Taylor, who won five out of the six senior events.

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The School Collection this term realised £26 3s. 51d., in aid of the new children's home that is being built to take the place of Fairthorne Green. That beautiful house has proved too small, and we hope that the larger house, whose opening was attended by the Headmaster and the Head of the School on 21st July, will succeed in continuing and extending the fine work done at the old place.

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Speech Day.

JULY 12TH, 1934.

PROGRAMME.

The School Song.
The Chairman.
The Headmaster's Report.
Anthem : " Turn back, 0 man " (Holst).
Latin Address of Welcome by L. S. BROWN, Head of the School.

Address and Distribution of Prizes by
The Rev. Canon H. A. P. SAWYER, M.A.

Song : "Linden Lea."

" THE CASTAWAYS."
(A Scene faithfully transcribed from The Swiss Family Robinson, a classic of a hundred years ago), acted by
G. LAUGHTON, A. GILPIN, W. J. SMITH, E. NAGLE, L. S. BROWN and HY. ROBINSON.

Shanties : " The Dead Horse."
" We'll haul the bowlin' "
Soloist : MR. W. E. GLISTER.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

THE SPEECHES.

The Chairman, Councillor E. GANDY, apologised for the absence of Alderman Rowlinson, who was prevented by educational business in London from attending Speech Day. His announcements on behalf of the Education Committee included two pieces of good news : first, the completion of the plans for the new junior School and Swimming Bath, which had now passed to the stage of consideration by the Board of Education, and secondly the institution of a Prize for Classics from the funds of the Grammar School Exhibition. He welcomed Canon Sawyer and the Lord Mayor, as well as the visitors and parents, for whose interest and co-operation the Education Committee were always sincerely grateful.

The HEADMASTER'S report opened in unorthodox fashion with a description of the record season achieved by the Football XI, of which H. E. Pearson was Captain-" a splendid team." Fisher and Settle, the left-back and centre-half, as well as Pearson and Gray, the principal goal scorers, received special commendation in a team which played together strenuously and intelligently. In the scholarship list, the successes of James, Fletcher, Brown, and Holloway at Oxford, Laughton at Cambridge, and Damms at Sheffield, were notable and representative of every side of the School work. School Certificates of 1933 (43), and Higher Certificates (45 with 22 distinctions out of 50 candidates), were very satisfactory, the latter being the best result since we abandoned the practice of regularly putting boys in for the Higher one year after gaining their School Certificates.

The Board of Education Inspection held last Summer resulted in a report which held a judicious balance between approval of what is good in the old and readiness to experiment with what is new. It was ten years since they last visited the School, and though they found some of the changes made in the interval not altogether to their liking, they showed ready appreciation of others, such as the institution of the Scouts. They gave special commendation, as then, to the examination successes of boys in the Sixth Form, to the distinctions gained by former members of the School, and to the position which the School occupies in the educational provision of our City.

The Honours list contained eight First Classes at Sheffield University this year, and a particularly good list of successes won by the handful of our boys who go to Cambridge. (Enumerated in another part of this Magazine).

" It is specially fitting," said the Headmaster, " that I should pass from speaking of the Old Boys to say a few words about the coming retirement of Mr. Shorter. I think the esteem in which a master is held by his former pupils is a very fair criterion of his worth, and generation after generation of Old Edwardians, and earlier than that of Old Grammar School boys, has recognised the steady and unfailing service which Mr. Shorter has given to them and to the School. We shall all wish to him and to Mrs. Shorter the most comfortable and happy of retirements on the Norfolk coast.

I must mention also with much regret and sympathy the loss that the School is suffering through the serious illness of Mr. Green. On the other side we have been delighted to welcome back Mr. Watkins.

In Mr. Shorter's retirement we lose the last personal link within the School with our forbears of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School. I should like Old Boys of that School who may be here to know how much we value our historical connexion with them and particularly to tell them that their old Headmaster, the Rev. A. B. Haslam, who is astonishingly well for his age, would actually have been here today but for the peremptory orders of his doctor. He sent us his greetings for today, and I am sure that you would wish me to convey to him our warmest good wishes and our admiration of his spirit."

The Report concluded with a reference to the institution of the School Chapel Service, which had been held in each of the last three terms, and which had met with the very warm and encouraging support of parents. Explaining the ideas which had lain behind the institution of this Service the Headmaster said:

" In the first place, the unity of such a School as this should I think have, in the widest sense, a spiritual basis. I mean that we should wish the boys here to be not only a community of those who come to the same building, who work together and play together for a few years, and then get their varied qualifications at the same time and go out into the world vaguely conscious that they have begun their individual lives in one another's company. A school should be, something more than that. It should be a place where a boy, individually yet in the company of his fellows, works out the elements of his philosophy of life ; where he begins to decide what he really' values most and what is to come second or third on the list. It can be also a community in which there is a real spirit of dedication for service and of preparation to be useful in the life that is ahead. I think that these Services will help a little, indeed may already have helped, to strengthen that element in the life of the School.

The second reason is a short one : it is the obvious suitability of having from time to time a service for boys as boys, addressed by someone particularly well able to speak to their special needs. This reason has I know led many of those parents, whose boys ordinarily attend their own places of worship, to be glad for them to come three times a year to a service of their own at School.

The third reason should I think appeal specially to those who attend no place of worship. It is that we live in an age which is almost consciously awaiting a rediscovery of faith. Of the present general lack of firth there is little doubt. I have sometimes guessed that about 40 per cent. of our boys come from homes where there is little or no outward practice of religion ; perhaps in the general community the proportion is even higher. But I am certain that in not one out of ten of those homes is there any active hostility to real religion, or even a convinced indifference. More often religious practice has been driven out by honest doubt or uncongenial services, coupled perhaps with the superior attractions of the open country or of the, latest mechanical gadget. I believe such parents and their boys are ready for two things, a new and truer portrait of Jesus Himself, and a new interpretation of the Christian faith in the light of modern problems and modern conditions. The new portrait of the historical Jesus is actually available as a result of modern study of the Bible. For a convincing and practical re-interpretation of the Christian faith, I am afraid we are still waiting. This does not mean that the older portraits and the accepted interpretations have no value. In my opinion we make a mistake if we discard them before we have anything demonstrably better to put in their place. Our aim here, in our morning prayers and in Divinity classes and in these Chapel Services, is to keep all that is best (and all that we can keep) of the faith and wisdom of the past, but so to keep it that we give to the boys nothing that is false, and as little as we can that they may later have to unlearn or discard. In these days of waiting for new light, probably the most valuable thing that we can do for our boys is to give them a service in which, without raising any of the great controversial issues of the past, they may have a chance of seeing those essential truths of religion that are agreed on by all those, whether avowed Christians or not, who care less for those good things of life that are material and transitory and more for those that are spiritual and eternal. The most that I feel that this uncertain age can yet aspire to is that we should ' prove all things, hold fast to that which is good,' and lay firm and honest foundations on which we hope that a later age with more creative vision may confidently build."

The Latin address of welcome to Canon Sawyer, written by W. H. Fletcher, and delivered by L. S. Brown, Head of the School, was as follows:

Est mihi virum amplissimum multisque in artibus eruditissimum pro sociis meis illustrissimorum huiusce urbis in congressu civium sententiis aptis consalutare ; qui tamen haud scio utrum quod in lingua hac aliena minime sim exercitus an quod nullam peritiam loquendi habeam indignior sim qui id efficiam. At in hoc viro cum tam excellens tam singulare sit ingenium, fieri non potest quin ex hac re ipsa facultatem quandam laudandi hand contemnendam facilius, di immortales, mihi capere videatur. Excipiamus igitur in hanc scholam nostram virum qui puerorum prius aped Salopienses curam habebat, qui iuvenes nunc Oxoniensi in collegio Corporis Christi summa benignitate intuetur, quem utroque in officio discipuli amicum et magistrum solent venerari ; quem, ut tanta ex auctoritate experientiaque tanta puerorum et iuvenum, re vera omnis generis hominum, nos etiam intellegemus qua ratione variis in vitae aetatibus res et adversas et secundas aequo ammo sustinere possimus, nunc in hanc contionem produeo Haroldum Athelstone Parry Sawyer, artium humaniorum lumen simul ecclesiaeque Anglicanae ornamentum.

Canon SAWYER professed himself delighted to be once more in the familiar friendly atmosphere of a boys' school, and warmed up to his speech by the quotation of a few well-selected " howlers," even the Latin one securing its meed of respectful laughter. He complimented the School on its high standard of work and play, and suggested that a well-conducted day-school, drawing boys from homes for the most part in close proximity to the School, with parents giving ready and willing co-operation, should be able to give to it's boys something of equal value to what is given by a boarding-school.

The main part of his address was devoted to a consideration of the most important things to be learned at school-summed up in the principle that it is not what one learns, but, the way in which one learns it, the habits of thought and character so formed, that make school-life valuable. First among the important lessons to be learnt was the respect for Truth. " Learn to speak the truth, be the truth, and seek the truth." This involved mental discipline, and a fearless determination to pursue the quest to the end.. "Amid the thrill and charm of education, there can be certain temptations to neglect the' grind' and to scamp the spadework of learning, and to try to dispense with the mental discipline altogether. But you cannot short-circuit the truth. There is no bye-pass to the delectable mountains. You can get to them only,, by the hammer, hammer, hammer, 'on the hard high road of fact, thought, accuracy, and sacrifice."

. The second important lesson was the lesson of Liberty. This could grow only in an atmosphere of trust and along with the habit of thinking for oneself. " It is better even to choose wrongly than never to be allowed to choose at all." The greatest need for democracy in the present day was for citizens finely trained in the use of liberty, The breakdown in democracy in many countries of the world to-day was due to the failure of their peoples to understand and guard the right principles of liberty, which resulted in the rise of dictatorships of various kinds.

Lastly, it was part of the task of education to create and preserve Joy in the world. By learning to enjoy work, and by finding joy in the business of learning, they would be on the way to bringing back into the world some of the joy that was everywhere being crushed out of it by modern conditions, especially in the great industrial centres.

A vote of thanks to Canon Sawyer was, proposed by the LORD MAYOR, and seconded by Dr. A. W. PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE.

The principal prize-winners were :-
W. P. Taylor Mathematical Prize, L, S. Brown ;
Classics and Ancient History, W. H. Fletcher and E. Nagle ;
History and French Prizes, R. H. James ;
English, W. J. Smith ;
German, J. W. Tuchschmid ;
Spanish, G. Laughton ;
Chemistry and Physics, G. M. I. Bloom ;
English Essay, C. A. Pogson ;
English Poem, T. H. Miller.

Junior School Open Day.

JULY 7TH, 1934.

ON this annual occasion one never knows whether to marvel more at the versatility and endurance of the Staff who conduct the kaleidoscopic pageant of Art, Athletics, Cricket, Swimming, Drama, or the indefatigable enthusiasm of the performers therein. Non-stop Variety has nothing to teach K.E.S.J.S.

Cricket ... v. Rotherham Grammar School ... drawn, K.E.S. 44 for 5, Rotherham 33 for 3. Handwork Exhibition ... full of fascinating brushwork, baskets, blotters, and other bright ideas, many of them even brighter than usual. Gym. Display ... warm work for all concerned, including spectators. Swimming . races for all ages, from one-breadth upwards ... Britons, 107 points, Normans 60, Saxons 38, Angles 24. Tea . . served in garden, happy thought. Dramatic Entertainment at Lynwood . . . "Alice in Wonderland” ... La Femme Muette " (100 per cent. French) ... " The Golden West” ... cowboys (with horse), Indians (with feathers), city gent (with moustache) ... " Pyramus and Thisbe " ... as true as truest horse that yet would never tire ... What, not finished yet ? . . . " Treasure Island " to follow.. .. And all well worth waiting for. Happy thought, Sunday to-morrow. How do they do it ?

The Athletic Sports.

SPORTS Day this year was notable for the fine jumping of P. W. Youens and H. E. Pearson. Pearson's 19ft. 7.5 ins. was only 1.25 in. short of the record made by G. I. Paine in 1912. Youens cleared 5ft. 3ins. and would probably have done better if the " take-off " had been firmer. As it was, his jump established a new school record, beating that which J. C. Revill set up in 1926 by 0.5 of an inch. Howarth was in splendid form in the 12-15 High Jump. He simply eclipsed all other competitors and eventually cleared 4ft. 10.5ins.

R. Gray won the Challenge Cup for the Champion Athlete and well deserved the honour. He carried off the Mile Open, the 100 yards, the 220 yards, the Half Mile Handicap and Half Mile Open, and was well placed in the Cross Country. The 100 yards Open was a very disappointing affair, the time being only 4/5 secs. better than Mortimer's in the 14-15 race.

The tugs of war provided the usual rustic display of organised "elephantics," and the stupendous Clumber giants were far too much for their less adipose opponents. When will this extraordinary event cease to be classed as an Athletic pursuit ?

E. G. S.

[Apparently there are still those who wish to see this event continued : Lynwood Old Boys' Association has offered a Challenge Cup for the Under 14 Tug-of-War, and the offer has been gladly accepted.-ED.]

RESULTS.

100 YARDS.-Open: 1, R. Gray;. 2, P. H. Monypenny ; 3, J. H. Blaskey ; 4, W. S. Gray. Time, 11sec. 14-15 1, O. B. Mortimer; 2nd, D. W. Green ; 3, G. A. Graham ; 4, F. Melling. Time, 11 4-5 sec. 12-14: 1, R. A. Fretwell ; 2, D. A. Windeler ; 3, P. L. Mellor, 4, P. D. Windeler. Time, 12 2-5 sec. 10-12 : 1, J. L. Barton ; 2, J. T. Bagnall ; 3, P. Rhodes ; 4, G. L. Wincott. Time, 13 2-5 sec. Under 10 : 1, M. F. Wheatley ; 2, J. Pickin ; 3, E, D. Mather. Time, 14 4-5 sec.

LONG JUMP,-Open. 1, H. E. Pearson ; 2, J. C, Hawkswell ; 3, P. W. Youens ; 4; P. H. Monypenny. Distance, 19ft 7.5ins. 12-15: 1, O. B. Mortimer ; 2, R. A. Fretwell ; 3, P. E. H. Howarth ; 4, G. H. Cotton. Length, 16ft, 2.5 ins. Under 12 : 1, J. I. Barton ; 2, J. R. Broughton ; 3, A. Drake ; 4, F. C. Downing. Distance, 15ft. 1.5ins.

HIGH jump.-Open: 1, P. W. Youens ; 2, M. H, Taylor ; 3, 3. C. Hawkswell and J. C. Borrodell. Height, 5ft. 3ins. 12-15: 1, P. H. Howarth ; 2, G. H. Cotton ; 3, S. Limb ; 4, D. Fowlston. Height, 4ft. 10.5 ins Under 12 : 1, J. I. Barton ; 2, H. Drake ; 3, A. N. Cooper ; 4, J. W. Potts. Height, 3ft. 7.5 ins.

220 YARDS.-Open. 1, R. Gray ; 2W. S. Gray ; 3, J. M. Fulford ; 4, J. H. Blaskey. Time, 26 2-5sec. 14-15: 1, O. B. Mortimer ; 2, F. Melling ; 3, D. W. Green ; 4, G. A. Graham. Time, 28sec. 12-14: 1, R. A. Fretwell ; 2, D. A. Windeler ; 3, P. Pashley ; 4, L. Heald. Time, 29 3-5sec. 10-12: 1, J. I. Barton ; 2, J. T. Bagnall ; 3, J. D. Gebhard ; 4, R. Broughton. Time, 32 3-5sec. Under 10 : 1, M. F. Wheatley ; 2, P E. Middleton ; 3, J. Picken ; 4, E. D, Mather. Time, 35 2-5sec.

QUARTER MILE.-Open: 1, F. Nagle ; 2, W. S. Gray : 3, V. G. S. Damms ; 4, A. R. Kent. Time, 61 4-5sec. 14-15: 1, F. Melling ; 2, O. B. Mortimer ; 3, G. A. Graham ; 4, P. E. H. Howarth. Time, 66 4-5sec. 12-14 : 1, D. A. Windeler ; 2, D. Fowlston ; 3, L. Heald ; 4, P. L. Mellor. Time, 67 2-5sec. Under 12 : 1, J. D. Gebbard ; 2, J. T. Bagnall ; 3, J. I. Barton ; 4, G. L. Wincott. Time, 73 2-5sec.

HALF-MILE HANDICAP.-1, R. Gray, 24yds. ; 2, N. Siddall, 30yds. ; 3, D. B. Heard, 19yds. Time, 2min. 22 2-5sec.

SACK RACE.-Over 12: 1, V. R. Sivil ; 2, R. A. Cherry. Under 12 : 1, G. R. Taylor ; 2, J. K. Dunkerley.

OLD Boys' RACE.-1, N. L. Evans ; 2, R. H. Hill.

OBSTACLE.-Over 12 : 1, V. R. Sivil ; 2, C. Tomlinson ; 3, C. B. L. Hart. Under 12 : 1, J. K. P. Perera ; 2, J. G. Wilson ; 3, J. D. Gebhard.

INTER-HOUSE RELAYS.-Senior : 1, Haddon (P. H. Monypenny, A. G. Dawtry, W. S. Gray and R. Gray) ; 2, Lynwood ; 3, Chatsworth ; 4, Arundel. Junior : 1, Normans (Gebhard, Parsons, Mortimer and Fowlston) ; 2, axons ; 3, Britons. Under 14 (Senior School) ; 1, Lynwood (P. D. Windeler, D. A. Windeler, P. Rhodes and R. A. Fretwell).

INTER-HOUSE TUG-OF-WAR.-Senior: Clumber (S. G. Cairns, J K. Walton, P. W. Youens, 1. R. Scutt, E. B. Dobson and S. B. Youens) beat Wentworth. Under 14: Clumber (G. D. Bolsover, W. F. Okell, S. W. Hammerton, H. A. Harker, J. H. Pashley and T. G. Carr) beat Lynwood, Junior School : Normans (J. H. Mortimer, J . Bridge, J. D. Gebhard, . Fowlston, C. W. A. Jepson and J. A. Howarth) beat Angles.

CROSS COUNTRY.-Senior: 1, J. M. Fulford ; 2, V. Lumb ; 3, N. Siddall ; 4, F. Melling. Under 14: 1, R. H. D. Williams ; 2, P. Pashley ; 3, A. Morton ; 4, L. Heald. Junior School : 1, D. Fowlston ; 2, P. L. Mellor ; 3. J. D. Gebhard ; 4, J. H. Banner.

CROSS COUNTRY (House Placings).-Senior School : 1, Haddon ; 2, Welbeck ; 3, Lynwood. Under 14: 1, Welbeck ; 2, Wentworth ; 3, Arundel. Junior School : 1, Normans ; 2, Saxons ; 3, Angles.

HALF-MILE.-Open: 1, R. Gray ; 2, D, Howe ; 3, A. R. Kent ; 4, E. R. Monypenny. Time, 2min. 25 1-5sec.

MILE (Open).--1, R. Gray ; 2, J. M. Fulford ; 3, V. Lumb ; 4, A. R. Kent. Time, 5min. 20sec.

HALF-MILE.-Open: 1, R. Gray ; 2, D. Howe ; 3, A. R. Kent ; 4, E. R. Monypenny. Time, 2min. 25 1-5sec.

BEST ATHLETE (Challenge Cup).-R. Gray.

INTER-HOUSE COMPETITION.-Senior School (Challenge Cup) : Lynwood, 500 points. Junior Schools (Challenge Cup) ; Normans.

The Swimming Sports.

ON July 3rd at Glossop Road Baths, a large audience of parents and Edwardians, past and present, saw some remarkably fine swimming and a number of keenly-contested races. It was most encouraging to see the O.E's. turn out a team capable of beating a strong School four by half a length. Lynwood won the House Championship and the Melling Cup for the fifth successive year, thanks to good times put up by Damms, Burley and Taylor. It is pleasant to note that, largely as a result of swimming in gym. classes, 54 per cent. of the Senior School can now swim. The figures for the last three years are : 1932, 197 ; 1933, 239 ; 1934, 273.

My only grumble was that the organisation of the Sports was, if anything, too efficient. Event followed event in bewildering succession. Competitors had no time to recover their breath, nor had expectancy an opportunity to whet the appetites of the audience. I left the Bath at 8.30 not only breathless, but convinced that a feast of sport had been thrust down my throat before ever I had time to digest it. The climax of the evening, the Senior Relay, came all too soon. At the Athletic Sports we have obstacle races, sack races, and a military band to provide a welcome respite. Would not a slippery pole, a plate-collecting competition, a House polo final, or even a lighted candle relay fulfil a similar function?

C. A. P.

RESULTS.

OPEN EVENTS.

Free Style (1 length).-I. Taylor, M. H.; 2, Damms, V. G. S.; 3, Hawkswell, J. C,
Style Swimming.-1, Hastie, B. W.; 2, Taylor, M. H.; 3, Carr, D. F.
Neat Dive.-l, Taylor, M. H. ; 2, Carr, D. F. ; 3, Fulford, D.
Long Plunge.-1, Taylor, M. H. ; 2, Carr, D. F. ; 3, Hastie, B. W.

OVER 16.

Free Style (3 lengths).-I, Taylor, M. H.; 2, Damms, V. G. S., 3, Green, A. J. R.

Breast Stroke (2 lengths).-1. Taylor, M. H.; 2, Hawkswell, J. C.; 3, Foggitt, C. H.

Back Stroke (2 lengths),-1, Taylor, M. H.; 2, Hawkswell, J. C.; 3, Foggitt, C. H.

HOUSE RELAY (SENIOR)-FOR THE MELLING CUP.

1, Lynwood (Pogson, C. A.; Damms, V. G. S.; Flint, A. F.; Taylor, M. H. Reserve-Burley, W. A.).

2, Wentworth (Hawkswell, J. C.; Foggitt, C. H.; Wood, G. S.; Trevethick, R. A. Reserve-Sentance, S. G.).

HOUSE RELAY JUNIOR).

1, Welbeck (Fulford, D.; Hall, J. D.; Rogers, H. C.; Morgans, L. E. Reserve-Rome D. D.).

2, Chatsworth (Maddocks, R. Stanley, J. M. ; Staker, A. ; Downing, F. C, Reserve-Gunn, P.).

AGE 14-16.

Free Style (2 lengths).-1, Allan, J. H. ; 2, Burley, W. A. ; 3, Hastie, B. W.

Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Holden, A.; 2, Hastie, B. W.; 3, Fulford, J. M.

Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Burley, W. A.; 2, Hastie, B. W.; 3, Allan, J. H.

UNDER 14.

Free Style (1 length).-1, Okell, W. F.; .2, Rogers, H. C.; 3, Downing, F. C.

Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Fulford, D. ; 2, Okell, W. F. ; 3, Belcher, A. D.

Back Stroke (I length)-1, Belcher, A. D. ; 2, Corner, J. E. D.; 3, Fulford, D.

HOUSE TROPHY.

1. Lynwood (285 points).         5. Haddon (92).

2. Chatsworth (123).    6. Wentworth (90).

3. Welbeck (120).        7. Sherwood (76).

4. Arundel (112).          Clumber (76).

Total number of Swimmers-273.

Poplars.

THE trembling mist clears from the paling sky,
And slender pencils, budding poplars, stand
Sleepily swaying. There by dawn-breeze fanned
They stir so drowsily, with rustling sigh
Wake to the fresh day's glory. Swinging high
They wave, waiting until the sun's bright hand
Shall gold their green athwart, with chequered band
Of dark and light, to show their beauty shy.

The lazy willow lounging in the shade,
The sallow ash, stirred by the breeze of night,
Have nothing of the grace of these-so neat
And yet so wild, their loveliness displayed
By slow-waving branches-green poplars, high,
Traced in the hazy sky at noonday heat.

T. H. MILLER.

Symphony in a Minor Key,

Andante:

Lights seen at night ;
The spectrum of the sun at setting,
Hills blue-slashed on the opal open'd fanwise,
The sob of seas at evening
When the lone bird calls and cries
Across the wet sand flats ;
Spouts of song to wake the dying sense.
Allegretto:

The quick pulsations of sensation quiver
In radiant splendour ; shafts of pure light
That beat and dart,
And hammer out their music.
The bright flame jags at my heart
Till each vein throbs and glows
Unfolding like the petals of a rose.

Adagio leading to Finale:

The surging motions of the final thought
Drown in gold harmony the rebel blood.
The first theme comes ;
The lone bird cries ;
The luscious colours from a loaded brush
Are honey-smoothed to twilit skies.
*          *          *          *
With deep crescendo of the rolling drums
The night clouds forward rush ;
The lone bird comes,
And wheels and cries,
And mounts its panting wings fanwise
With sweeps of nectar-music, spouts of song,
In long-drawn agony of sweet sound.
The clouds roll on
And mask the theme ;
The bird song thrills and dies
Beneath the mystery of night.
*          *          *          *
The waves boom on.

G. L.

Cricket, 1934.

THE chief feature of this season's cricket was been the change in the House Championship system. Under the new arrangement the league teams were debarred from playing members of the School 1st and 2nd XI's, but in the Knock-out Competition teams were at full strength. This new scheme has made it possible to play more Big Games, and thus given an opportunity for more intensive coaching in team work. Another satisfactory feature of the change over has been the wider opportunities offered to keen youngsters in somewhat better class cricket than that in which they have been accustomed to play. An astonishing amount of opposition -from House Captains was experienced when the scheme was first mooted, and one heard a great deal about " House Spirit." In commenting on this matter I should like to point out that the house spirit would have been demonstrated far more effectively had the captains done their share of coaching at the nets. Haddon House had a very successful season and won both the League Competition and the Knock-out.

In spite of indifferent health and an extremely trying summer, Smith has given yeoman service.

1ST XI.

The average age of this year's 1st XI was about 15.5, and for so young a team the batting showed commendable steadiness. The fielding was usually sound and crisp and sometimes brilliant. The bowling which promised to be the strongest side of the team's work, was rather disappointing. At all times we lacked a match-winning bowler, and our stock bowlers were too easily tired and knocked off their length.

M. E. T. FISHER. An excellent Captain on and off the field. Has developed into a very good forcing batsman and has played some fine " captain's " innings. Hits good and hard but too often lifts the ball. Believes that the best means of defence is attack. Still a brilliant field.

R. GRAY.-Has fulfilled his promise of last year. Has played many very fine innings with a good style and admirable restraint, including a grand 133 against Wakefield G.S. He carpets the ball very well, especially when hitting to leg a somewhat difficult stroke. Has bowled very steadily with good results. A good field.

J. W. TUCHSCHMID.-A useful opening batsman. Has definitely increased his scoring strokes and has maintained a solid defence. For a beginner his wicket keeping has been on most occasions very satisfactory.

W. S. GRAY.-His batting has lacked defence and his bowling common sense. Fielding good.

J. C. HAWKESWELL.-When his batting was good it was very, very good, but when it was bad it was horrid. A useful change bowler and an excellent field.

R. G. D. WELCH.-A good straight bat with a well-lifted elbow. Has some good forcing strokes and a solid defence. Has played some very stout-hearted innings. Has bowled consistently well and with a good length. Of late some of the devil seems to have gone from his bowling. A good close-in field.

J. W. SETTLE.-Intended by nature to be a six or nothing batsman, but has had few opportunities. A steady and sensible bowler, inasmuch as that he uses his energy for delivering the ball rather than labouring up to the wicket. A good field with hands like a crocodile's jaws.

J. M. FULFORD.-Nothing should prevent him from being a very good fast bowler. Has an excellent style, can bowl a very dangerous ball, but for reasons best known to himself he spends considerable effort in delivering long hops. At the beginning of the season and on occasions since, he has bowled really well. His batting has been decidedly good, while his fielding has been either brilliant or poor.

F. MELLING.-A stylist. A youngster chock full of Cricket, who has taken infinite pains to learn all he can about the game. He is becoming an' all-round-the-wicket batsman, his back play being particularly well developed. I like his attention to the finer points of. the game. His fielding is safe, alive and intelligent.

G. A.. GRAHAM.-A young natural bowler with an easy style. Has bowled excellently on occasions, but must not let circumstances so easily spoil his length and direction. A steady, yet aggressive batsman. His fielding can improve.

W. A. BURLEY.-A solid forcing batsman, admirable in a crisis. Has played some valuable innings, especially when it was necessary to `stop the rot." Fields well when the spirit moves him.

H. S. S.

MR. SAVILLE'S XI. v. K.E.S. 1ST XI.

Mr. Saville, having won the toss, decided to bat and Fulford and Gray W. S. opened the School's bowling. Fulford took an early wicket, but obtained no more throughout the innings ; Gray W. S., however, was more successful, and wickets fell steadily until Tufft went in to bat. After being missed when he had scored only 3 runs, he went on to score 49 before being bowled by Gray R. Except for a good innings by the Headmaster, no other batsmen did particularly well. Mr. Saville declared the innings closed at 111 for 9.

Gray R and Hawkswell opened the School's innings, but Hawkswell was soon out. Wickets fell rather too rapidly, but Gray W. S. and Welch improved the position in spite of lad light until Gray was caught out and the School's innings closed for 108.

MR. SAVILLE's XI.

 

K.E.S.

 

Burdekin L. b. Fulford

2

Gray, R„ run out

17

Wall C. R., b. Gray, W. S

2

Hawkswell, bowled Wall

4

Burdekin, J. T., c.' Fulford, b. Gray, W. S

5

Fisher, c. and b. Wall

3

Smith, H. S., c. Hawkswell, b. Gray W. S

3

Tuchschmid, c. and b. Wall

7

Tufft, G., b. Gray R

47

Gray, W. S., c. Burdekin, J. b. Burdekin, L.

32

Buck C. c. Hawkswell, b. Gray, W. 3.

0

Melling, b. Buck

7

Thirsk, C. b. Gray R

2

Fulford, b. Burdekin L

8

Gibbs, H. B. S., c. b. Hawkswell

8

Sivil, C. Burdekin, L. b, Wall

9

R. B. Graham, b. Gray, R.

19

Welch, b. Burdekin L

18

G. Nornable, not out

4

Youens, not out

2

Saville, F. T., not out

5

Howe, run out

1

Extras

18

Extras

4

Total- for 9 wkts. decl'd.

111

Total ...:

108

Bowling.-Gray, W. S. 4 for 26; Gray, R. 3 for 32.

School lost by 3 runs.

LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL v. K.E.S. 1ST XI. MAY 12TH.

Leeds won the toss and batted first on a hard, dry wicket. The School bowlers were soon successful, and Leeds lost 3 wickets for 23 runs. However, they recovered through a fine stand between Wormald, who scored 41 before being caught by Settle on the boundary, and Webster. After these two had been dismissed, Leeds were soon out, but not before they had piled up the substantial total of 131 runs.

School's two opening batsmen commenced with confidence and seemed set when Tuchschmid was run out in attempting to sneak a run. The School then collapsed in a most alarming manner and lost 4 wickets without any addition to the score. Gray W. S, played a very valuable innings, and together with Welch, carried the total to 55 before Gray was caught behind the stumps. Sivil was soon out, but Welch and Fulford made another stand. Fulford batted very well and included in his score a 6 and two 4s. Welch batted excellently and did not make a mistake in his innings, which lasted an hour and a quarter.

LEEDS.   K.E.S.  

Atkinson, J. R. c. Fulford, b. Welch .

3

Gray, R., b. Smith

8

Rakusen, A. c. Gray, R., b. Gray, W. S.

5

Tuchschmid, run out

1

Warburton D. c. Settle, b. Gray, R...

3

J. C. Hawkswell, c. Sugden, b. Smith. 5

Wormald, ,V. H. c. Settle, b. Welch

41

M. E. T. Fisher, b. Smith

0

Shepherd, D. A. b. Hawkswell

10

F. Melling, c, and b. Smith

0

Webster, F. c. Hawkswell, b. Gray, W. S.

25

W. S. Gray, c. Sugden, b, Capes

31

Sugden A. N. c. Settle, b. Gray R. %..

1

R. G. D. Welch, not out

17

Jones, R. F. l.b.w., b. Fulford.

8

E. W. Sivil, C. Capes

0

Smith, E. C. b. Fulford

17

M. Fulford, C. Smith

24

Capes, R. G. not out

4

W. Settle, C. Smith

0

Bailey, J. l.b.w., b. Fulford

0

E. Boler, C. C. Capes

0

Extras

17

Extras

13

Total

131

Total

97

Bowling Fulford 3 for 14.

 

Bowling.-Capes 3 for 17, Smith 8 for 18.
School lost by 34 runs.

 

CRAVEN GENTLEMEN v. K.E.S. 1ST XI. MAY 19TH,

The Craven Gentlemen won the toss and batted first. The School bowlers were soon successful, and had S of their opponent's wickets down for only 12 runs. However, some good batting by Cruttender, Green and Bateman raised the score to 74 for 8. The last 2 wickets quickly fell, and our opponents were dismissed for 76. Gray W. S. and Fulford both returned very good bowling averages, the former having taken 2 wickets at a cost of 2 runs each, and the latter 5 at just over 3J runs.

The School soon ran into trouble ; Gray R. was out for I to a brilliant catch by Moxon in the slips, and Hawkswell fell to a good catch by Hall. At this point School had only obtained 4 runs, but Fisher and Tuchschmid soon retrieved the situation and raised the score to 53 before being parted. Our opponent's score was passed with 5 wickets down and a great deal of credit must be given to Melling for his good batting. Sivil batted well for 12 not out, Graham, the last man in, was unlucky to play on and the School's innings closed for 109.

CRAVEN GENTLEMEN.

 

K.E.S.

 

Lonsad, A. P. H., b. Gray, W. S.

0

Gray, R., c, Moxon, b. Cruttenden ....

1

Cruttenden, J. C., hit wkt b. Welch

25

Tuchschmid, J. W., l.b.w., b. Moxon

15

Walker, R. G. M. c. Welch, b. Fulford

1

Hawkswell, J. C., c. Hall, b. Moxon

3

Hall, P. M., b. Gray W. S

1

Fisher, M. E. T., c. Woods, Hirst, b. Moxon

33

Lythe, J., L.b.w., b. Fulford

0

Gray, W. S., c. Woods, Hirst, b. Cruttenden

15

Walton, C. W., l.b.w., b. Fulford ....

0

Welch, R. G. D., b. Moxon     

0

Green, A. C., c. Gray R., b. Welch ..

14

Melling, F., b. Walker  

18

Bateman R. M., b. Fulford

18

Fulford, J. M. c. Moxon, b. Cruttenden

0

Wood, Hirst, b. Gray, R.

6

Sivil, E. W., not out

12

Moxon, C. S., not out

2

Settle, J. W. c. Walker b. Walton

5

Wood, Herbert, c. Welch, b. Fulford

0

Graham, G. A., b. Walton

2

Extras

9

Extras  

5

............

76

Total   

109

Bowling.-Gray, W. S. 2 for 4, Fulford 5 for 18.

Bowling.-Moxon 4 for 23, Cruttender 3 for 28.

School won by 33 runs.

MR. BATEMAN'S XI. v. K.E.S. 1ST XI. MAY 21ST.

Mr. Bateman's XI batted first, and had scored 32 before their first wicket fell. Their second wicket fell at 43, after which the School bowlers were a little more successful, as only about 20 runs were added for the next 5 wickets. Our opponents' tail wagged however, and added another 30 runs before the whole side was but. Young compiled a useful score at the end of the innings. For the School Welch, Gray R. and Hawkswell bowled well.

Gray R. and Tuchschmid opened for the School, and seemed set for a good score together, but Gray was clean bowled by Bateman A. W. with only 8 runs on the board. Tuchschmid batted well, but scored very slowly, his 6 runs taking something like an hour to obtain. Wickets fell steadily, and there seemed no one who could stop the rot. Melling seemed to be batting comfortably, but was clean bowled by Bateman A. W. when he had scored 9 (incidentally this was the top score). The end soon came, School having only managed to obtain just over half their opponents' score. Bateman A. W. was the star performer in Mr. Bateman's XI, he scored 14 and then took 7 wickets for only 23 runs.

MR. BATEMAN'S XI.

 

K.E.S.

 

Bateman, W. A., L.b.w., b. Gray R

14

Gray R., b. Bateman A. W

6

Corbridge, W., c. Gray R., b. Welch

25

Tuchschmid, J W., l.b.w., C. Thorpe

8

Bradshaw, N. b. Welch

3

Hawkswell, J. C., st. Darley, b. Bateman, A. W

0

Bateman, H. T.  b. Gray

6

Fisher, M. E. T c. Bradshaw, b. Thorpe

5

Darley, H, st. Tuchschmid, b. Gray R.

4

Gray W. S. c. Wales b. Bateman, A. W.

1

Watkins, E., c. Gray R., b. Hawkswell

11

Welch R. G. D., b. Thorpe

1

Thorpe, S., b. Welch:

1

Melling, F., b. Bateman, A. W

9

Eycles, T., c. Settle, b. Welch

4

Fulford, J. M., b. Bateman, A. W..

0

Cunningham, J., run out

2

Sivil, E, W c. Wales b. Bateman A. W.

5

Young, A., b. Hawkswell

15

Settle. W., c. Bradshaw, b. Bateman, A. W.

8

Wales, 0., not out

1

Graham, G. A., not out...

1

Extras

6

Extras

6

 

92

Total

47

Bowling.-Gray R. s for 13, Welch 4 for 29.

Bowling .-Bateman, A. W. 7 for 23, Thorpe 3 for 6.
School lost by 35 runs.

THE OLD EDWARDIANS v. K.E.S. 1ST XI. JUNE 9TH.

School batted first with Gray R. and Tuchschmid opening the innings. Both were batting well when Gray jumped out to a ball from Burdekin, missed, and was well stumped. Gray W. S. was soon out, but Fisher and Tuchschmid made a great stand of 58. The partnership was broken very unluckily ; a ball from Ambler was well off the wicket, but hit Fisher in the stomach and bounced on to the wicket. Tuchschmid was then run out through a misunderstanding between Welch and himself. Welch was then clean bowled, but Melling and Hawkswell stayed together, both batting quite well. Hawkswell hit a 6 off Burdekin and tried to repeat the stroke with the next ball, but skied it and was caught out by Beard. There was not much else of interest in the School's innings, except Melling's bright knock of 21.

School commenced extremely well in the field and the Old Edwardians had lost 3 wickets for only 2 runs. However, their success was only short lived, as the position was retrieved by Vernon G. E., Ambler, Beard, Pearson and Merchant. Pearson played extremely well but he was very lucky to be missed when he had scored only a few runs. Vernon T. G. and Pearson carried the score to 152, when the Old Edwardians looked certain of victory. Pearson then made a terrific hit, but was well caught on the boundary by Fulford. Newman, the next man in, made the winning hit with a 4, but in attempting to repeat the stroke, was caught by Fulford with the score at 148. The last two men put on 12 before Welch caught Brough h off Gray W. S. Special mention must be made of Hawkswell's brilliant catch to dismiss Ambler, and the bowling of Gray W. S, which seemed to have several of the batsmen in difficulties.

K.E.S.

 

OLD EDWARDIANS

 

Gray, R,, st. Merchant, b. Burdekin ..

16

Thirsk, C., run out

0

Tuchschmid, J W., run out

29

Walton, J. K. b. Fulford

1

Gray W, S., b, Thirsk

1

Burdekin, J.' c. Settle, b. Welch....

0

Fisher, M. E. T., b. Ambler

35

Vernon, E. G., c. Burley, b. Gray, W. S.

24

Welch, R, G. D., b. Ambler

0

Ambler, F., c. Hawkswell, b. Welch ..

21

Melling, F., c. Brough, b. Vernon, E, G.

21

Beard, R. G., b. Graham

14

Hawkswell, C., c. Beard, b. Burdekin

17

Pearson, H. E., c. Fulford, b. Gray, W. S.

40

Fulford, J. ., c. Ambler, b. Vernon, E. G.

8

Merchant, J G., b. Gray, W. S.

19

Burley, W. A., c. and b. Vernon, E. G.

4

Vernon, T. G„ not out

21

Graham G. A., b. Vernon, E. G.

3

Newman, J., c. Fulford, b. Graham.

4

Settle, Y. W., not out

3

Brough, V. G. P., c. Welch, b. Gray, W. S.

6

Extras

10

Extras

10

Total

147

Total

180

Bowling.-Vernon 4 for 32, Ambler 2 for 19.

 

Bowling. Gray, W. S. 4 for 84.

 
   

School lost by 18 runs.

 

WAKEFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL V. K.E.S. 1ST XI. JUNE 16TH.

Fisher won the toss and sent Wakefield in to bat. In the second over of the match Fulford obtained a wicket. Marsden and Colson then looked like making a stand, but Marsden was clean bowled by Fulford with the total at 17. Welch, who had so far not been successful in obtaining a wicket, was taken off in favour of Graham, This move was good, as Graham took 2 wickets in his first over and another in his second. Thorp was neatly stumped by Tuchschmid, and Colson, who seemed to be the only promising batsman, was caught by Gray R. while the third man was clean bowled. Blunt was the only other batsman to Show resistance, and Wakefield's innings closed for 54. Graham returned the fine average of 5 for 12, and Gray W. S. 2 for 5.

School opened badly, and Tuchschmid was out with the score at 3. Gray W. S. and Gray R. put on 36 for the next wicket before Gray W. S. was well stumped in jumping out to a ball from Skelton. Fisher, after a brief knock, skied a ball from Dutton, and was well caught by Skelton. Welch and Gray R. then put on 64 for the next wicket before Welch was clean bowled. Gray R. had been batting very steadily and had Scored over half the side's runs. Welch played very well for his 22.

The next batsman in, Melling, was very unlucky to be run out before he had had a ball. Gray R. and Hawkswell then joined in a great stand which put on 110 in 30 minutes. During this partnership Gray R. scored his first 100 in a School match ; he bat] batted extremely well, his strokes being clean and his timing excellent. Hawkswell in his knock of 46, scored 6 fours and a six. Fulford and Gray batted well together, until Gray, after a mag­nificent innings of 133, was l.b.w. to Slater. Burley and Fulford continued steadily until Fisher declared the innings closed. School had put together the huge total of 259 for 7, a really magnificent effort. Wakefield tried night bowlers, but none of them seemed to be able to keep the runs down ; one bowler had 16 scored off him in one over. The School took only two and a half hours to compile their huge total.

WAKEFIELD.

 

K.E.S.

 

Marsden. T., l.b.w., b. Fulford

0

Gray, 12., l.b.w, b. Slater

133

Adams, J., b. Fulford

7

Tuchschmid, J. W., l.b.w., b. Thorp

0

Colson, l:. W., c. Gray, R., b. Graham

22

Gray, W. S., st. Colson, b. Skelton ....

15

Little, A. B., b. Graham

3

Fisher, M. E. T., c. Skelton, b. Dutton

6

Thorp, R., st. Tuchschmid, b. Graham

11

Welch, R. G. D., b. Adams

22

Oliver, A., c. and b. Graham .2

 

Melling, P., run out

0

button, R., c. Melling, b. Graham ....

7

Hawkswell, I. C., b. Audsley

46

Skelton, E. A., b. Gray, W. S

4

Fulford, J. M., not out

22

Slater, E., C. Burley, b. Fulford

0

Burley, W. A., not out

5

Blunt, N., not out

8

Extras

10

Audsley, C., b. Gray, W. S

0

   

Extras

1

Total .

259 for 7

Total

54

   

Bowling.-Welch 0 for 13, Fulford 3 for 23, Graham 5 for 12, Gray, W. S. 2 for 5.

Did not bat:-Graham, G. A.; Settle J. W.
School won by 205 runs.

2ND XI.

The 2nd XI has had a moderately successful season : only one match has been lost, although the last two matches, which resulted in draws, were not altogether in our favour. The batting has been very good at times, the bowling steady-White, in particular, has bowled consistently well : he displays great promise-and the

fielding sound and occasionally excellent. There seems to be very good hope for the future, although one would like to see more regular attendance at nets from several members of the team, More match practice and a greater number of matches, both of which will be possible under the revised conditions, will make an enormous difference to the standard of Cricket in the 2nd XI, and there is every prospect of good success next season.

J, K. M,

K.E.S. 2ND XI v. LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2ND XI.

Played at Leeds on Saturday, May 12th. The School won the toss and sent Leeds in to bat. After Graham had taken an early wicket with the score at 20, the second wicket pair, their confidence increased by a number of loose halls, raised the score rapidly to 59, when Graham was again successful. After this, wickets fell with some regularity until the ninth, which added 27 runs. The ninth and tenth wickets both fell at 117. The School's bowling, with the exception of Howe and Graham, lacked sting. Howe's direction was not very good, but Graham bowled well throughout.

The School lost three early wickets, and then Trevethick and Ogden steadily pulled the game round. Trevethick was out at last for a fine 33. Dobson and Ogden continued to bat well, and when Dobson came out the score was 101. By good running between the wickets by the tail-end batsmen, Leeds' total was passed two minutes before the time fixed for drawing stumps.

Ainslie, l.b.w. Graham

12

Dawtry, b. Harrison

2

Bolton, b. Howe

30

Trevethick, b.

33

Tasker, l.b.w. Graham

15

Youens, l.b.w

11

Smith, b. Graham

16

Howe, b. Marshall

4

Jenkins, b. TREVETHICK •.

6

Ogden, run out

26

Seargill, c. b. Graham

2

Dobson, b. Hardy

17

Hodgson, b• Graham

2

Burley, c. and b. Harrison

9

Morley, c. b. Howe

18

Pashley, b. Hardy

0

Marshall, b. Graham

11

Nagle, b..

2

Harrison, not out

10

Graham, not out

4

Hardy, c., b. Howe

0

Bedford, not out

1

Extras

6

Extras

25.

 

117

Total

123 for 9

K.E.S, v. ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Away), JUNE 2ND.

The School opened very merrily against Rotherham with a boundary from Dawtry, but it was obviously an evil omen. Trevethick made only one hit before being caught. Dobson and Dawtry were the only batsmen who showed any confidence, Dobson hitting four boundaries. The rest of the team collapsed very sadly, the whole side being out for 66. The trouble was caused mainly by Woodger, the Rotherham bowler who bowled throughout the game taking five wickets for 22.

Rotherham's opening batsmen played very steadily and cautiously, but were dismissed for 21 runs. Bridges and Bartholomew, however, made light work of the School's bowling and soon equalled the School's total. It was mainly the School's batting which was responsible for such a heavy defeat. White bowled extremely well, although he only took one wicket ; Settle had more to show for his skill, taking five wickets for 31 runs.

ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL.   K.E.S.  

Barker, b. White

13

Dawtry, b. Woodger

9

Howarth b. Boler

8

Trevethick, e. and b. Liversidge

4

Bridges, b. Boler

30

Dobson, b. Woodger

21

Bartholomew. b. Settle

34

Youens, b. Woodger

3

Washington, c. Settle, b. Boler

15

Settle, c. Saxton, b. Woodger

8

Woodger, b. Settle

5

Boler, b. Copley

0

Liversidge, b. Settle

10

O den, c. and b. Copley

1

Saxton, b. Settle

6

Pogson, c., and b. Saxton

0

Vardey, c. Dobson, b-. Boler

2

Pashley, not out

3

Copley, not out

16

Nagle, b. Woodger

4

Kennen, l.b.w. Settle

1

White, b. Saxton, . .

1

Extras

12

Extras

14

Total

154

 

66

Settle, 5  for 31

     

K.E.S. V. PUPIL TEACHER CENTRE (Home), JUNE 16TH.

Howe won the toss and decided to bat first. There was little sun and a very hard pitch in his favour. Dawtry and Trevethick opened steadily, although Trevethick did not seem too comfortable. When they seemed to have batted themselves in, Dawtry was out l.b.w. to Morrell. Trevethick, however, continued to play a very good innings, scoring 42 runs before he was out to a very good catch. Youens was unlucky in being out for 1, but he should make sure of his bowling before striking out. Sivil and Ogden made an excellent stand, some very good strokes being shown by both batsmen. Nagle must have been in a very happy mood this afternoon ; he hit five boundaries in succession, but in his eagerness was stumped.

The P.T.C. opening batsmen realised that they must get to work quickly if they were to wipe off the School's score and proceeded to knock four boundaries off Boler's first over. The School was not looking too pleased when Hall, the opening batsman, went on to score 45 before being sent back to the Pavilion. But apart from Hall, the School had little difficulty with any of the other batsmen, the fielding being quite brilliant. The only obstacle in the way of victory was lack of time. Boler was the hero of the day. After a very bad spell at the beginning of the (game, he came back to dismiss the tail of P.T.C's team. He bowled the last man with the last bowl of the last over of the game 1 White bowled quite well throughout the game, and when Boler collapsed, Howe proved a very present help in time of trouble.

K.E.S,

 

PUPIL TEACHER CENTRE.

 

Dawtry, A. G., l.b.w., b. Morrell

9

Hall, l.b.w. and b. Howe

45

Trevethick, c, Bowers, b. Morrell ....

42

Marshall, l.b.w., b. White

14

Dobson, b. Bentley

12

Hempstock, c. Ogden, b. Howe

2

Youens, P. W. b, Bentley

1

Weddle' c. Sivil, b White

12

Sivil, c, Hempstock, b. Casby

36

Morrell, c and b. White

3

Boler, o. Hempstock, b. Casby

7

Ellin, b. Boler

12

Howe, D., e. Smith, b. Hall

3

Bowers, b. Boler

13

Ogden, c. Weddle, b. Hall

31

Smith, not out

5

Nagle, E., at, and b. Casby

20

Jackson, c. Sivil, b. White

4

Saville, e' Jackson, b. Hall

4

Bentley, b. Boler

0

White, not out

0

Casby, b. Boler

4

Extras

8

Extras .

9

Total

171

Total

123

School won by 48 runs.

K.E.S. V. MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE.

It was an extremely hot day and a very hard wicket-more suitable for bathing than playing at Cricket. But this is not the place for feeble attempts at verse. M.S.M. won the toss and of course, decided to bat first. Their opening batsmen certainly intended to make runs-they drove as furiously as Jehu. However, the first wicket fell for 14 runs. The damage was done mainly by Bourke, who played a very good innings, scoring 27. White bowled very well indeed. He reminded one of Rhodes in the way he tempted his batsman, by allowing him to hit him for 5, only to clean bowl him next ball. The School's fielding was weak upon several occasions-the field seemed to he set badly, but it was probably because we were strange to the ground. Recompense was paid in the way of one or two good catches-Dawtry's in particular. Boler must be praised for bowling as fast as ever beneath a scorching sun, taking four good wickets for 30 runs.

With an ideal wicket confronting us, we ought to have knocked up 90 runs in no time. Ogden and Sivil opened very cautiously and scored very slowly. A faulty stroke on the part of Ogden led to his early fall. Sivil batted very well and it was unfortunate that he was run out when he might have gone on to provide us with a valuable score. Trevethick did his best to quicken up the scoring, and his example was followed by the rest of the batsmen. That was perhaps the reason we were only 78 when stumps were drawn. Our men came out in their eagerness to score. Nevertheless it was quite a pleasing game.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S.

 

K.E.S.

 

Turner, c. Trevethick, b. Boler

5

Sivil, run out

19

Cornford, c. Boler, b. White

10

Ogden, b. Waterkeyn

5

Bawcke, c. Dobson, b. Boler

27

Trevethick, c., b. Arnold

11

Waterkeyn, b. White

1

Dawtry, b. Smith

2

Blythe, b. White

4

Dobson, b. Waterkeyn

5

Kennedy, l.b.w. White

9

Fletcher, c. Macdonald, b. Arnold ....

8

Hyde, c Dawtry, b. White

4

Boler, b. Arnold

4

Arnold, b. Boler

o

Howe, run out

6

Ord, c. Sivil, b. White

15

Nagle, not out

5

Macdonald, not out

10

Saville, run out

3

Smith, b. Boler

0

White, not out

0

Extras

5

Extras

10

Total

90

Total

78

White, 6 for 49; Boler, 4 for 30.

   

JUNIOR ELEVENS.

The Under 15 XI has had a very disappointing season. It has only played two matches, in both of which it played rather "scrappy" Cricket. The first match, against the Central Secondary School, was won by 47 runs to 40, thanks to Fuller, who bowled with great success. The second match, against Doncaster Grammar School, resulted in a draw, though either side might have won through a little smart fielding. The side would probably play better if it had more matches.

The Under 14 XI has had a most successful term and has won all its four matches with great ease. In 'spite of the inevitable childish errors, the batting has been steady and the side has proved strangely free from "rabbits." The bowling of Partridge and Buckley has been so successful that it was only necessary to change it in one match. Bolsover has proved a very good Captain. But the most pleasing feature of the team's play has certainly been its fielding, which has been of excellent quality, and very keen even on the hottest day.

E. W. T.

JUNIOR SCHOOL CRICKET. 1ST XI RESULTS.

v. Birkdale School, away

won, 53 to 44.

v. Birkdale School, home

won, 93 to 50.

v. Westbourne School, home

lost, 57 to 33.

v. Rotherham Grammar School

draw, 44 for 5 and 33 for 3.

The Boxing Club.

THE edifying spectacle of seeing two of his fellow creatures batter each other into a state of bloody and unrecognizable insensibility, has always had a peculiar attraction for the ordinary Englishman. Witty continental gentlemen have dismissed us with the remark that " The English are good judges of cattle"—we are, it would seem, consistent in our tastes.

Nevertheless, if a love of boxing is pre-eminently an English characteristic, it is a characteristic to be proud of, for it comprehends self-discipline, courage, tenacity and—perhaps above all—the capacity to take a sound beating without whining. Hazlitt never made a better point than when he wrote : " Ye who despise the Fancy (i.e., the art of boxing) do something to shew as much pluck, or as much self-possession as it demands, before you assume a superiority which you have never given a single proof of, in the whole course of your lives."

By means of the foregoing preamble, and with the help of the title, the intelligent reader will, no doubt, have inferred that-at long last-a boxing club has been instituted. For this we have to tend our sincere thanks to Mr. Unsworth-who, seeing by a preliminary meeting that there was a large demand for such a club, has spent a great deal of time in making it the success it is, and, we hope, will be ; and with Mr. Unsworth we must couple the names of Messrs.. Scott and Tompkins, our most patient and efficient instructors.

The club meetings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights.

H V S Shorter by H Redston
Burbage Bridge by P Gate

 

THE BOXING FINALS.

The Boxing Finals were held before a large audience on Friday, July 6th. There were eight contests in all, of which the results were :—

1. Beetle-weight class.-C. W. Fletcher beat A. J. Collins.
2. Mosquito-weight class.-W. Stroud beat P. L. Johnson.
3. Gnat-weight class.-G. K. Wood beat J. G. C. Earl.
4. Fly-weight class.-A. P. Hayhurst beat E. Marsh.
5. Feather-weight class.-D. Howe beat J. Darlow.
6. Light-weight class.-F. A. Shakespeare beat R. O. Barker.
7. Welter-weight class.-J. Settle beat W. H. Fletcher.
8. Light-heavyweight class.-P. W. Youens beat S. G. Sentance.

Some of the features of the contests that stand out in one's mind are the devastating power of Howe's right hook, which his opponent was completely unable to check-although he tried in a very gallant manner ; Fletcher's extreme pluckiness in taking a great deal of heavy punishment, the aggressive and successful fighting of Shakespeare and Hayhurst ; Settle's cleverness, and the remarkable " toughness " of Sentance.

P. W. Y.

Scouting.

CLUMBER SECTION.

THE Section was founded in October under the leadership of S. M. Exton, henceforth known as " M." The section consisted mainly of young, rather inexperienced scouts, but as work progressed, experience was gained, until at the beginning of the present term our section consisted on the whole of 2nd class scouts and great promise for future times was shown. This promise was fulfilled by our junior team being successful in the Under 14 Scout Cross Country run. The team was made up of Hammerton, Shakespeare F., Walker R. J., Sorby, Shakespeare M. J. and Carr, and are to be congratulated on their success. We could not put in a strong team for the Telegraph Trophy on account of inexperience, but the team sent in, led by P/L Peace and consisting of Cherry, Carr, Shakespeare, Barton, Scott, have benefitted greatly by the experience. One feature of the term has been the meetings at Black Brook, where wide games have been played with the Arundel section. Now we come to the end of term and are looking forward with great eagerness to our Summer camp, to be held in conjunction with Arundel at Stonethwaite, in the Lake District.

CHATSWORTH AND HADDON SECTION.

The Summer term, with its outdoor activities and the approaching joys of camping, always rouses the spirit of scouting from its long hibernation. The Whitsuntide week-end is soon upon us, but this year the camp at Derwent was poorly attended, and few tenderfeet were " broken in." Though wet, the camp was quite jolly, and fine weather on the Monday enabled us to snatch a bathe and enjoy some amusing sports in addition to the time-honoured cricket match with Derwent Village. Mr. Hewitt's new lorry did its part in great style. We congratulate our patrol, led by J. C. Borrodell, on capturing the Telegraph Trophy this year, after spending a week-end of competitive camping at Kiveton. The Monday meetings are largely composed of competitions in leaf collecting, signalling and relays, games such as handball and rounders, and a dip in the School bath, which is greatly appreciated at the end of these hot days. For those camping this summer, there will be a lantern lecture reviewing the site chosen, by Mr. Gaskin. This is at Llanthony Abbey, in Monmouthshire, only a few hundred yards out of Wales, where we hope to witness very few of the downpours which are said to be a speciality of that district. Mr. Smith who will be with us, will be quite at home here.

D. W. B.

LYNWOOD AND SHERWOOD SECTION.

We opened the Summer Term with a short meeting for the choice of a camping ground for the Summer camp, and now we have arranged to camp near Clun, in Shropshire, about four miles from the Welsh border. We hope to have as good a turnout as we did at the Whitsuntide camp at Ashover, where we had two full patrols under P.L's McInnes and Taylor. Another half-wit helped in the Grub Mansion, and we enjoyed a very good camp on a marvellous site. Most of our activities have been out of doors this term. We have done signalling, leaf hunting, lashings of tower building, and played many a jolly game, in which the honours were fairly even in both Houses, but we have not yet been reduced to the cooking of hot meals on boiling hot days. An occasional bathe in the School bath was very welcome, and reminds us of future joys at the Summer camp.

MITRE.

WELBECK AND WENTWORTH SECTION.

Again we have to thank Mr. Kirkham for allowing us to camp at Kelstedge, at Whitsuntide. The real joys of scouting began when we went into camp there. The weather was not particularly favourable, but it failed to stop the majority of our troop enjoying themselves on the lake. A useful week-end was spent preparing tenderfeet for the Summer camp. Since then our Monday meetings have been spent practising cooking, and judging by the faces of the spectators drawn by the savoury smells, we ought, at least, to feed well in the Summer.

The Summer camp will be held at Corfe Castle, in Dorset, from July 31st to August 14th. It is situated in charming country and within 300 yards of a beautiful bathing cove. Given good weather we shall certainly have a very fine camp. We expect 22 scouts out of 25 will camp this year. This is a reasonable percentage, but we shall not be content until we are 100 per cent. campers.

In the competition for the Telegraph Trophy this term, our team was placed third ; they were 2.5 points behind the winning team.

The Derbyshire Hike.

THE object of our journey was to explore, as far as we could in the space of a week, those parts of Derbyshire which we considered to be the most interesting. To avoid carrying blankets and tents, we stayed at Youth Hostels on four. nights and spent the other two in camp at a spot previously selected, where our kit had already been dumped.

During the seven days, we covered 103 miles on foot, a distance which, although by no means a record, showed our determination to fulfil our intentions. Nor were we continually " hogging " it, for much time was spent in geological and architectural investigations in caves and churches. Mileage was not our chief aim, and uninteresting, country was avoided by convenient trips on 'buses and trains, an admission which leaves unimpaired our boast walking over one hundred miles.

On the first day, then, our little party of ten started off from H.Q. and " bussed " to Lodge Lane whence we made our way up to Stanage Pole by way of Wyming Brook and Redmires. At the Pole, Mr. Gaskin's suggestion that the initials J. C. and certain Roman numerals indicated a personal visit of the famous general J. Caesar was doubted by most of us, although we cannot personally vouch for the intelligence of certain Tenderfeet. A visit to Hathersage Church next claimed our attention, and we duly inspected the usual curios there which are doubtless known to our readers. A dash for the Hope train put an end to our otherwise peaceful lunch, and we again set foot on the high road to Hope Station, with the exception of Mr. Gaskin, who had returned home from Hathersage. Castleton was our next port of call, and while our budding mountaineers risked their necks in trying to prove that Peveril Castle was not impregnable, the less hare-brained members of the band ambled round to Peak Cavern. Sad to relate, the Castle is impregnable, even today, for our adventurers were held to ransom by an officer of H.M. Office of Works for the sum of l.5d. per head. Meanwhile the following conversation was heard in the village square :—

Scout : " Can you tell me where the entrance to the Castle is ? "
Deaf man :-" Eh ? "
Scout :-as before, but louder.
Deaf man :-" Eh? "
Scout :-As before, inserting " Peveril " before " Castle."
Deaf man :-" Oh, yes, it's there " (pointing to the Peveril Hotel).

THE NIGHT'S LODGINGS.

THURS. .. DERWENT HALL (Y. Hostel) A
FRI. .. ERRWOOD FARM (Y. Hostel) B
SAT. .. HARTINGTON HALL (Y. Hostel) C
SUN. . , D
MON. .. BAKEWELL (Scouts' Camping Ground) E
TUES. .. „ „ F
WED. .. HOME "

Rapid visits to Peak Cavern and the Speedwell Mine closed our adventures in Castleton. We hastened back to Hope, and finished the day with a climb over Win Hill to Derwent Hall Youth Hostel, which we reached somewhat foot-sore, but triumphant.

The next day we climbed to Crook Hill and made our way towards Edale by Jaggers Clough and Nether Booth. We attacked Mam Tor without delay, and would have conquered it in record time, had we not been delayed by a farmer, who insisted that a certain footpath marked on the map was private property. Thus we were forced, " sadder and wiser men," to make a circuitous detour to the summit. After admiring the view, we made our way to Chapel-en-le-Frith by Rushup Edge, whiling the miles away with stirring stories of Captain Jack White and the apostle of the Peak. A welcome cup of tea at Chapel and a bus ride to Whaley Bridge put fresh vigour into our limbs, and in the cool of the evening we wended our way up the Goyt Valley to Errwood Youth Hostel.

The following day we met a true " Knight of the road," who gave us an excellent demonstration of fire lighting. Beyond Axe Edge, we followed the Leek, road to the Dove and Manifold sources, and after a walk through the valley of the Dove reached the Youth Hostel at Hartington. The Hall was to be our base over the weekend, for Sunday was spent, without kit, in a visit to Church, followed, after a 'bus ride to Alsop-en-le-Dale, by a walk through Thorpe Village to Dovedale, which we followed as far as Lode Mill, filled with disgust at the crowds of trippers who swarmed up and down this otherwise beautiful valley. We admired the usual sights, investigated Raynard's Cave, and then set off up Beresford Dale to Hartington again. Let few words be wasted over the steak served up that evening. We fear that some Tender-foot was responsible, but his name does not remain on record the fact remains that many jaws were sore for the rest of that night.

In the morning we made a bee-line for the old Tumulus of Gib Hill, and then visited the Arborlow stone circle, where we re-enacted the old sacrificial rite, the victim being our youngest member. Youlegreave Church was the last point of interest before we entered the beautiful Lathkill Dale on our way to Overhaddon and Bakewell. The weather, which had been very favourable to us since the start of the hike, now broke up and we fully appreciated the good turn of the Bakewell Scouts who had already pitched our tents. We were glad to bed down for the night, whilst a snow storm raged around us. Our last whole day was spent in a stroll to Birchover and Robin Hood's Stride, ending with tea in a Bakewell cafe. A campfire sing-song was held, with our benefactors, the Bakewell Scouts, as guests. And so to bed, if not to sleep, for it appeared that two P/Ls. were capable of spinning weird ghost-yarns.

After striking camp next day, we set out on foot to Tideswell, by way of the Largstones, Monsal Dale and Litton. The main interest there was the " Cathedral of the Peak," the largest and most interesting Church we had yet visited, and a striking contrast to the modern church at Litton. Our adventures ended with a dash to Great Hucklow for tea, after which we returned home by 'bus.

So we returned, undaunted either by blisters or by the Gorgonzola which had haunted us all the week, from a most enjoyable hike. All thanks are due to Mr. Exton, who so ably arranged for our welfare and comfort.

I.R.S.

Free Verse,

I ALWAYS felt sure that he was a poet.-You can tell them, can't you?. His hair was always a bit-well, matted : and he was very inattentive in class. -And poets aren't expected to wash their necks as often as prose-writers, are they ? –Little things, but significant.

The difficulty was to get a specimen of his stuff. Poets are notoriously shy birds. Like rabbits, they eat their offspring, if one shows too great an interest in the litter. -Human parents eat you if you don't ; which is really a bright thought on my part and suggests what scientists and others call an acid test to decide in border-line cases whether we have human beings or conies. But I digress. Confident that some day the secret would out, I bided my time.

Last Wednesday after school Snooks elected to clean out his desk. Something inside me said, ' Now's your chance' : and I pretended to be very busy marking exercise books.

He dug out the contents with maddening deliberation. A peppermint or two which had lurked there since last Xmas—matured in wood, as the wine catalogues say-further delayed things. The act of suction seemed to throw him into a poetic trance. -Like absinthe, you know, which those French johnnies use. But at last, joy of joys, he crumpled up some old papers and threw them into the waste paper box.

Artfully I retrieved them, when he was replacing his books, and smoothed out a likely-looking sheet.

At the top of the page-very nicely written and neatly underlined-I read :—

" PLINY DESCRIBES HIS UNCLE'S CONDUCT DURING THE ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS."

-Just what I expected. You know Browning's " The Bishop orders his tomb at St. Praxed's Church." It's an old trick to get into the other fellow's skin, so to speak, and describe his sensations.

I read on :—

My uncle at Misenum was ruling the fleet.

(In your old-fashioned way you probably expected a line to rhyme with that. Something of this sort : " Being dead nuts on discipline, he ruled it a treat." Ah I That's where you begin to go wrong. A mere glance showed me that this was Free Verse. Free Verse has neither rhyme nor rhythm. The poem begins like that to catch you. If it rhymes, it may be Tennyson or Longfellow or Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, but we know nowadays that it is not Poetry-not with a capital P.)

I read on :—

September        . . about the seventh hour My mother indicates

Cloud appears

She puts on her shoes

ascended a place

Cloud was rising . . . . uncertain from what

mountain

Vesuvius was afterwards learnt Sometimes white, sometimes dirty

according as it had .      . earth or ashes He orders a ship to be fitted out.

While he goes out of the house,

He accepts letters . . . . imminent peril He leads down the ships, ascends himself . . . . help . . . . holds course into danger

He noted down all the figures as they appeared.

There it was-a little masterpiece. The nervous, staccato utterance brought the whole scene vividly before me. I could see the larva-no, lava-" sometimes white, sometimes dirty." That ejaculatory " help ! " too-how true to nature ! And the old lady putting on her boots-elastic-sided, I'm certain. Just what an agitated old lady would do. -And uncle noting down all the figures as they appeared. Doesn't that remind you of keen uncles at Bramall Lane ? All the world over uncles do that sort of thing.

" Snooks," I said, " this must be published. You have got the divine afflatus-there's not a doubt of that."

The boy mystified me by asking if it meant staying in bed, because, at his place, a little of that went a long way.

I said : " You are a Poet-I have long suspected it--and you must claim your laurels. I have heard that Kipling's ' Recessional' was rescued from the waste paper basket. The world nearly lost another pearl in this."

He turned very red.

" That's the rough copy of my Latin Unseen at the Easter Exam.," he said.

I can't stand that boy Snooks. Why somebody doesn't wash him and cut his beastly hair, I don't know.

The Orchestra.

THE institution of orchestral accompaniment to the morning hymn has proved an unqualified success. Not only does it provide practice for a section of the Orchestra, but has also given a tremendous fillip to drowsy choristers. Gallery trebles now strive to emulate the clarionet, whilst the gruffness of the Upper School attunes itself to the 'cello and double-bass.

None but the Philistine can doubt the vast improvement in tone during the past twelve-months, but how great the advance only the connoisseur can judge. The stimulus of the Queen's Hall visits had been largely responsible for such increase in efficiency, and the value of thorough practice of test-pieces cannot be over-estimated. We are hoping that our Speech-Day performance will put previous efforts in the shade. The School may rest assured that its music will not fall below the level of its speeches.

C. A. P.

Fives Notes.

THE School Fives players have been very unfortunate this year ; the-courts are, as it were, crumbling away under our feet, and we have been unable to play any home matches owing to the bad weather we had in the Lent term. Of the three matches our 1st IV played, two were lost, one to Leeds University second, and the other by 5 points to Retford. In the other a strong Heath Grammar School IV who had beaten the Leeds IV was beaten at Halifax by 9 games to 3. The second IV only played one match, against Retford, whom they beat by 12 games to none. An innovation was the Eton Fives fixture at home with Chesterfield Grammar School, who beat us by 12 games to none. We hope this will become an annual fixture.

The standard of play in the school as a whole, is improving greatly, especially in the under fourteen section, and there have been some good matches to date in the under fourteen House Championship, Sherwood and Chatsworth taking Wentworth and Haddon respectively to a third game.

It has been recommended to the games committee that Dawtry, Fisher and Pogson should be awarded their fives colours. This year the four first team players were seeded in the draw and the arrangement has been very satisfactory. Senior gave Fisher a very hard game in the second round, winning the first game, but Fisher recovered well to win the other two. Pogson was beaten in the third round after a good game with Dobson, who produced some very fine shots.

D. H.

Old Edwardians.

OXFORD.

I. G. PHILIP, 1st Class Honours in Modern History (1933).

C. E. KING, 1st Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1933).

E. L. MOORE, 3rd Class Honours in Modern History (1933).

P. E. LANDON, 1st Class Honours in Classical Moderations.

L. VALLANS, Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarship for German.

G. L. CAMM, 1st Class Honours in Mathematical Moderations.

L. A. RONKSLEY, 2nd Class Honours in Mathematical Moderations.

L. N. WILD, Open Exhibition for Classics at Merton College (from Sheffield University).

CAMBRIDGE.

P. ALLEN, 1st Class Honours in Part II History Tripos (1933) ; 1st Class Honours in Part I Mediaeval and Modern Languages Tripos (1934) ; Whewell International Law Scholarship of £100 ; Bachelor Scholarship for History and College Prize.

R. F. TYAS, 2nd Class Honours in History Tripos.

D. PARKER, 2nd Class Honours Part I Mediaeval and Modern Languages Tripos.

G. W. TORY, 1st Class Honours in Part II Mediaeval and Modern Languages Tripos ; Foundation Scholarship for Modern Languages, and College Prize.

G. M. TINGLE, 1st Class Honours in Part I Mediaeval and Modern Languages Tripos.

G. N. RODGERS and L. VINCENT, 2nd Class Honours in Part I Mediaeval and Modern Languages Tripos.

SHEFFIELD.

Master of Science.-R. T. Gaunt, J. L. Linacre, E. L. M. Millar, S. Miles.

Master of Laws.-T. E. Brown.

Final B. A.: Honours in Classics, Class I.-L. N. Wild. Honours in Latin, Class I.-W. V. Wade. Honours in History, Class I.—G. J. Cumming.

Final B.Sc. : Honours in Chemistry, Class II. 2.-T. A. Taylor.
Honours in Physiology,Class II. 2.-G. K. Burton. Ordinary.—Div. II.-D. A. Derry, T. P. Lloyd.

Final M.B., CH.B.-G. F. E. Ramsden, H. R. Vickers.

Final B.Eng.: Honours in Electrical Engineering, Class I.-E. D. Griess. Honours in Civil Engineering, Class I.-L. B. Haley, R. H. Hill, W. A. Tilbrook, J. G. Whitman.

Final B.Met. : Ordinary, Div. I.-J. E. Trickett : Div. II.-J. A. Hopkinson.

Inter. B.A.: Honours in Classics.-E. Crabtree, P. J. Watson-Liddell. Honours in French and German.-A. J. Memmott. Inter. B.Sc.: Div. I.-G. A. Geach, L. Mullins.

Second Exam. (Part I) for M.B., Ch.B.-A. K. Beardshaw, E. G. Crookes, R. B. Davies.

First Exam. for M. B., Ch.B.-A. H. Smith.

Preliminary Exam. for Diploma L.D.S.-J. B. Adam, R. L. N. Stewart, R. A. Thomasson.

Inter. LL.B.-R. Beale, R. H. Buckley, B. H. Clark, F. K. Horner.

Inter.B.Eng. ; Div. I.-P. Freeman. Ord.-J. F. Nicholas.

Certificate in Architecture.-C. W. L. Windle.

Diploma in Education.-W. S. Parker.

Diploma in Public Administration.-A. E. Leeding.

Gladstone Memorial Prize for History.-G. J. Cumming.

Mappin Medal and Premiums for Engineering.-E. D. Griess, L. B. Haley.

Final Examination of the Law Society.-R. H. Graveson (with Hons. Class II), S. E. Furey, C. F. Morton.

Preliminary Examination of the Law Society.-C. O. Adams.

Degree of B.Com., University of London.-J. B. Clegg.

First Professional Exam., Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Edin.-F. A. Byrne.

I. G. PHILIP has been appointed Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

A. GOODWIN is a Fellow and Tutor in History at Jesus College, Oxford.

H. A. HODGES, M.A., D.Phil, formerly of Balliol College, Oxford, has been appointed Professor of Philosophy at Reading University.

W. G. HUMPHREY (K.E.S. 1917-1922), formerly of Queen's College, Oxford, has been appointed Headmaster of the Leys School, Cambridge.

C. E. HOPKINSON (K.E.S. 1919-1927), has been appointed History Master at the Crossley and Porter School, Halifax.

H. E. ALLEN (K.E.S. 1907-1911), former student of the Sheffield School of Art, and a member of the Sheffield Society of Artists, has had the distinction of having three of his pictures hung in the Royal Academy.

Two of them, "A Derbyshire Well-Dressing," and "A Derbyshire Farmstead," evidently derived their inspiration from local scenes.

Captain F. W. KIRK (1916-1919), after service with the Eagle Oil Company and Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Company, has been appointed Pilot at Southampton Docks, a post of considerable importance and responsibility, and an unusual honour for a man of his age.

Dr. W. McC. CLYDE (19.18-1920), Lecturer in English Literature at the University of St. Andrews, is the author of " The Struggle for the Freedom of the Press from Caxton to Cromwell," published by the Oxford University Press.

B. T. SHORTLAND (K.E.S. 1924-1933), is, or was, at the Svend Holtze Course of Physical Education at Fredensborg, Denmark He writes : "Although you seem many miles away, it is very easy to picture the Old School peacefully slumbering while Old drones out some scientific formula, or a string of interesting historical events. What a life ! At the same time we here are either making notes on ' The Significance of Youth as an index to Health,' teaching an unruly class of Danish schoolboys, or perspiring freely while performing a never-ending gymnastic co-ordination exercise under the direction of the Principal-similar activities continuing from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. I must say, although it is hard work, it is interesting, and a great life. When we do get any time off, we have an exceedingly good time. There are thirteen of us on the course from all parts of the British Isles, and a jolly crowd too. We are situated in an ideal spot near sea and lakes, and so shall have a chance of good water activities during the spring and summer. We are also within half an hour's journey of Copenhagen. Denmark, the home of physical education, is ideal for the study of all free sports and education. The smallest hamlet has it's own gymnasium and sports club ; the members of such groups may be only farmer boys, but their interest and ability is astounding. Talking of keenness, I hear the School Soccer team have had a very successful season ; which can be understood with the leader­ship of H. E. Pearson. I wish him and the School the same success in the coming Cricket season."

A. HORNSBY has been appointed to the South Rhodesian Military Mounted Police and careers across Southern Africa on a thoroughbred charger.

The Marriage took place on February 26, 1934, at Anvers, France, between G. DE LAUSNAY (K.E.S., Lynwood, 1915-1922), and Agnes Martougin.

In the Sheffield University Swimming Sports on June 21, K. U. FOGGITT won the 100 yards breast stroke ; W. A. TILBROOK was 2nd in the 50 yards, 3rd in the 100 yards breast stroke, 2nd in the 50 yards back stroke, and 2nd in the Neat Dive.

In the Sheffield University O.T.C. Shooting Competitions, J. DONNISON won the Beswick Trophy.

Oxford Letter.

St. Edmund Hall,
Oxford.
29th May.

Dear Mr. Editor,

A year at Oxford left me Byronic : two years leave me wanly tolerant. I consort with Communists and future dictators, a swarming, wordy brood. I know that a due modicum of blatancy and obsequiousness can take anyone to the presidency of any Oxford Club. Oxford Soccer is food for Voltaire ; the 'Varsity XI might conceivably give Sherwood II a hard game. Dons insist on brevity and wit ; Bacon and George Robey might collaborate to satisfy them. An innate Wertherism drives me to the conclusion that the average undergraduate is a deal below the average. And yet darts at the Seventh Club eases the blackest of despair.

Turner warmly enthuses over Aristophanes' merry little quips ; Laughton sighs for the days when he was a lad and a playwright to boot, and when I was his leading lady. The loutishness Harrison spasmodically revealed in the Prefects' Room has burgeoned at last. He has made worthy efforts to sublimate it in verse, in plaintive elegies and merry madrigal, but he has long since resigned himself to Jesus old. Vallans alternately wins scholarships and ploughs collections. Evans wields a pretty punt pole. His dainty, I might even say whimsical, methods of tumbling in are masterpieces of unobtrusive artistry. Burley hits up runs and smokes his pipe. Mason warmly denies he ever chews twist. But Camm is less forthright on the subject ; I might even say he is suspiciously evasive. Wigfull and Ronksley both assure me that bodies still fall from Eiffel Tower, and that those versatile gentlemen A, B, and C. still dig their perennial ditches and build their perennial walls. Appleby is at one with Williams and Harrison in Olympian contempt for Edwards. But the odd scuffle one always hears on knocking on their doors is the scuffle of the historian hiding his Edwards. Arnold having taken Schools, is at once patriarchal and care-free. Coates merely wears red shirts.

But Schools and seconds loom up for the most of us ; omnes eodem cogimur, as we Latin scholars say. And at times we are even tempted to wish we had gone instead to that intellectual necropolis the wags laughingly call Cambridge ; but not often.

Yours sincerely,

H. F. Cook.

Cambridge Letter.

To the Editor, K.E.S. Magazine.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. June.

Dear Sir,

Although in recent years Cambridge Letters have appeared in the Magazine only very occasionally, it must not he assumed that there is general inactivity among O.E.s' here. This year saw an increase in our numbers, there being seven of us, with A. B. Swallow, assistant master at the Cambridge County School, to complete the octet. I regret that it was never my privilege to be an English Grouper, and am well aware of my limitations as a stylist. The wit and polish of the Oxford Letters are quite beyond lie. Consequently, Mr. Editor, you must he content to print a mere catalogue.

The Escafian Club (we have a tic and pay no subscription), held a ])inner on Wednesday, March 7th, in the Dorothy Café, the guests being the Headmaster, Mr. Scutt and Weston and Coates from Oxford. Mr. Swallow was in the Chair. The company afterwards retired to my rooms in Sidney, where the approach of midnight put an end to all conversational and bibulous activities. We hope to be able to institute the Dinner as an annual function.

The Queen's trio have been prominent in the soccer world, and Tingle has our congratulations on being appointed soccer secretary. Parker too, has been soccer secretary at Emmanuel. He and Vincent are inseparables, and are often to be seen on the tennis court. They are specialists in Hot Jazz. Tyas won his oar in the Lents, is a First May Colour, and is going with the Sidney Boat to Henley. In the Lents I rowed in the Sidney Third Boat which registered a bump against an incautious duck which swain across our bows. Tingle can move a punt faster than anyone else on the river, and he steers a canoe to a nicety. He displayed incredible patience endeavouring to teach me how to manipulate a punt pole, and when in disgust I retired on to terra firma, he very nearly had me guessing with his terrific cross-court forehand drives.

Turning to matters academic, congratulations to Allen on winning a Whewell Scholarship, mainly in International Law. The Tripos Lists do us credit, especially Tory, with First Class Honours in Part 11 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, and Tingle (French and German), and Allen (German), with Firsts in Part I of the same Tripos. Congratulations to all who have won scholarships from the School. Anyone who comes to swell our select band can be sure of a warm welcome.

I am,
Yours sincerely,
G. N. Rogers.

Library Notes.

THE Library has had quite a good year. The decline in the number of borrowers, which resulted from the establishment of Form libraries, has not only been stemmed, but the tide has actually turned. A comparison of the Library registers of this and last year shows that, although Howe and 21) still account for a very large proportion of the books borrowed, the School as a whole is making much greater use of the Library. It is to be hoped that this increase will be maintained in future years.

It should not be necessary to remind all those who are leaving this term that it is their duty to present at least one book to the Library. It is, of course, impossible for everyone to emulate the generous example of II. E. Pearson, who presented 23 of Henty's novels when he left at Easter ; but there is no reason why every leaver should not, as a' departing gesture, become a benefactor to his School Library, which is extremely hard hit by shortage of funds.

In conclusion, the Head Librarian would like to express his thanks to all assistant librarians, whose competence and industry has in most cases been exemplary.

A. G. D.

HISTORY.

This part of the library has been increased by three volumes this term : " The Nabobs of Madras," by Henry Dodwell (presented by G. M. Tingle), and Two by R. B. Mowat- " The Age of Reason " and " England in the Eighteenth Century." The books by Mowat represent a comparatively new tendency in the art of history writing. Up to the present day history has generally meant the laborious study of battles and kings, intrigues and ministers : and no doubt people will continue for some time yet to write this kind of history. But there has now appeared a type of historian who does not go into such a mass of details, but who aims at presenting a more or less complete picture of any particular period in all its aspects. Wells's " Outline of History " is an attempt (and not a very successful one) to write such a history of the whole world from the beginning of time up to the present. Mowat attempts nothing so ambitious : he confines himself to one century and gives us as it were a bird's-eye view of it. Politics receive their share of attention, but he deals besides with literature, education, economics, crime, war, music, and in fact everything which forms a part of the life of the eighteenth century. He crystallises within about forty chapters the whole spirit of the age, in England in the one volume, on the continent in the other. But this is not his only object, he aims too at " de-bunking " certain misconceptions about the period which are still commonly accepted. For instance, he insists that the age of Pope, Swift, Johnson. Sterne, Smollet, Fielding, Blake anti Chatterton in England was not a (lead one as far as literature was concerned. Again, the late arrival of the Industrial Revolution on the Continent was not, he maintains, due to warfare and its ravages-France was no more subject to them than England-but to the persistence of " Certain ideals and habits bound up with the historical development of the Continental peasantry and petty bourgeoisie." Taking the eighteenth century as a whole, he finds its fundamental charm in the existence of a " genuine intellectual cosmopolitan elite " consisting of men like Lessing, Rousseaux, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Dr. Johnson, Franklin, Mozart and Goethe.

Altogether these two studies form a first-class general survey of the eighteenth century.

ENGLISH.

Now that last term's beautiful bibliographical extravagance is but a fragrant and inspiring memory, the addition of a book to the English Library has once again become an event, rather than a commonplace—

" Shades of the prison house returning ... "

But let us not rail against Fortune because the ambrosian goblet has been rudely snatched from our lips. Let its rather cast one lingering glance (of that gratitude which is borne of humility) back to the fast-Biding Elysium, then strain forward for a first sight of " fresh fields and pastures new." And if we count our blessings we shall find that their number, if not legion, is at least five. And of the five, all but one we will pass over without further comment-Denys Thompson's " Reading and Descrimination," S. F. Wilmot's " Life of a tiger and life of an elephant," Conrad's " The Rescue," and Jane Austen's " Northanger Abbey " and " Persuasion,"-additions welcome but not startling.

We reminded our readers in our last issue that our Shakespearian criticism has attained " well-nigh ungovernable dimensions." We now tell them with pleasure that its unruliness continues to grow. "A Companion to Shakespeare Studies," jointly edited by G. B. Harrison and Harley Granville-Barker, is a work which has all the merits of specialisation-it's fifteen contributors are indeed specialists-without any resulting diffuseness. The publisher's blurb runs-" The wide scope of the book and the editors have produced a book, not an assemblage of discourses-and the eminent names of the contributors make this Companion an essential part of the equipment not only of Shakespearian scholars, but of all members of the reading public who are interested in the present state of Shakespearian studies." The publisher's blurb is justified ; and we might add that members of the Transitus, may, without any fear of presumption, include themselves in the reading public.

House Notes.

ARUNDEL—

After a disappointing Football season, the House restored to a certain extent its lost prestige by an encouraging show in the Athletic Sports, for which Kent and Lumb in the senior events, and Heald in the junior were mainly responsible. With only two of last year's successful team still available, the House 1st XI could only struggle gamely, but the 2nd and 3rd XIs have at tinges played very well indeed, and have finished in satisfactory positions in their respective competitions. Several promising young plovers, especially Dales, Limb, Newman and Richards, have been discovered, and should serve the House well in future years, both on the Cricket and Football field. Congratulations arc due to White A. A., on gaining his place in the School 2nd NI, and especially on his excellent bowling against Mr. H. S. Smith's XI, when he dismissed ignominiously several star batsmen : lie also achieved the rare distinction of clean bowling the Headmaster.

In the Swimming Sports, the House should do well under the able captaincy of Hastie ; there has been a most marked improvement in the number of those able to swim, while we have several versatile swimmers who will doubtless put up a capable performance in their respective events.

This Midsummer we hid farewell to Kent, who for many years has been a valued member of the House : a reliable full-back, a first class runner, a lusty hitter when runs are most needed, and a steady swimmer, his loss will indeed be hard to repair. However, we take the opportunity of wishing him and all other boys in Arundel who are leaving us this year the very best of luck in their future careers.

CHATSWORTH—

We must admit at once that we have achieved little distinction at Cricket. In the Inman Cup we won only two or three matches, and we were dismissed from the knock-out competition in the first round. But we have young players in the House who should serve us well in future years. Howarth, Burgins and Borrodell should make excellent bowlers, and the batting is not beyond hope. Fisher has led the School 1st XI well and has played some good innings. Ogden has proved a most valuable member of the School 2nd XI. In the Sports last term several members of the House acquitted themselves well, especially Howarth, who won the 12-15 High jump with what was for his tender years a remarkable leap of 4ft. 11in. Fives is in a flourishing state : our Under 14 pair were narrowly beaten by a strong Haddon pair, and Holden should do well in the Under 14 singles championship. The first pair won both their first and second round matches with great ease ; Fisher has a great chance of winning the Fives Open championship.

In the Swimming Sports we were second to Lynwood in the House competition, a very creditable place in view of all the points Taylor won by himself for the winners. Congratulations especially to Carr and Green for the work they have put in at the baths in teaching Chatsworth's novices to swim and to swim well, to Holden on his victory in the 14-16 breast stroke race and to the Under 14 Relay team which finished second in a thrilling final. In conclusion we say good-bye to Fisher, who leaves us this term. He has served us well in every branch of sport for many years, being in his last year captain of Cricket and Football. He has indeed given us every reason to wish to have him with us longer, but every member of Chatsworth will join in wishing him the best of luck.

CLUMBER—

Congratulations to J. Colquhoun and P. W. Youens on being made Prefects, and also to the latter on beating the School high jump record at the Sports last term with a jump of 5ft. 3in. Clumber was fairly successful in the Sports mainly owing to the efforts of P. W. Youens and Melling in the Over 14 events, and to Barton in the Under 14 events. We won both the Under 14 and the Over 14 Tug-of-War. Youens carried off the Open High jump for the third time in succession. At the House meeting at the beginning of term, P. W. Youens was elected captain of Cricket and J. Richmond captain of Swimming. Clumber are in the final of the Knock-out Cricket Tournament and have also done fairly well in the Cricket League. Our success in the Knock-out Tournament was mainly due to the batting of Melling, who is one of the leading lights in the School XI and Dobson one of the best bats in the School 2nd XI, and to the bowling of Greatorex and Walker G. K. We must also thank Greatorex for the sporting way he has played up to Melling, as he is by nature a slogger. Several of our House matches were won by Greatorex's keeping his end up whilst Melling scored runs.

The tale is not so bright when we come to Swimming. We are missing Hart and Walton badly. We have fared poorly in the 14 events, but have done very well in the Under 14 events. In the heats of the latter Okell came in first in all the races he entered for, and we may look forward to more successful years in the near future. At the present time less than half of us can swim. This is disgraceful, and it is time some of us tried hard to learn. Mr. Exton and Richmond have been at the baths every week this last term, but nobody has come forward to take advantage of their help. Let us try and have many more swimmers for the next swimming sports, for, not only is ability to swim a good thing both for ourselves and others, but every boy in the House who can swim gets points for the House, and thus helps to hack up the good swimmers like Okell.

HADDON—

This has been Haddon's great year. At the end of last term we followed up our easy acquisition of the Football and Cross-Country Cups by gaining the first and second places in almost every senior race at the Sports. Though the Lynwood juniors enabled them to retain the Challenge Cup, the open events were a Haddon monopoly. R. Gray, the champion athlete was first in every race but the quarter-mile ; P. H. Monypenny was second in the 100 yards, W. S. Gray second in the 220 yards and quarter-mile, and D. Howe second in the half-mile. The Half-Mile Handicap Cup, presented by the Old Boys, which has been in Haddon's possession ever since its ~inauguration, was won easily by R. Gray. Though in the relay race Howe, who won the race for us last year, was unable to run, we won this event very comfortably. P. H. Monypenny won a very fast first lap, and each subsequent runner considerably increased his lead-so that our last runner finished fully 30 yards ahead of the Lynwood man.

At Fives the House's performance has also been outstanding. At the time of writing the competitions are not yet quite complete, but the House has already achieved considerable distinction. In the Open Competition four out of the last eight were in Haddon, and two of these have reached the semi-final ; in the one semi-final which has already been played, Howe beat Dobson in straight sets. In the House Competition we have beaten Welbeck and Sherwood, and meet Chatsworth in the final.

At Cricket we have won both the Cup and the Casket. We started the season by winning all nine games against Clumber, Wentworth and Arundel in splendid style ; the two outstanding events of these games were the not-out century of W. S. Gray against Wentworth, when he took the major share in a record House match partnership of 152, and R. Gray's hearty 91 against Arundel. The new system, however, hit Haddon very hard, since we were already virtually certain of both trophies and since we had twice as many School players as any other House. Still, the whole House responded nobly to the call for increased efforts, with the result that our depleted League sides all finished top of their respective divisions-to win the Inman Cup by the big margin of 19 points. There is no room here to pay individual tribute to those who have helped in this achievement ; suffice it to say that there is not a single player in any eleven who has not pulled his weight and contributed to the success of his team. It would be unfair not to mention the excellent work of W. H. Fletcher, E. R. Monypenny and R. L. Forrest, who have not only captained their respective teams admirably, but have set a splendid example by their batting ; Fletcher, especially, deserves credit for a series of fine scores, which eventually gained for him a well-merited place in the School Second. To reach the final of the Casket competition, in which of course we fielded our best team, we beat Sherwood and Welbeck, the former by ten wickets and the latter by 30 runs. In the final we trounced Clumber by 236 (a record total, we believe, for a. House match), against 63 : the features of this game were the magnificent 78 of E. W. Sivil and, as usual, the all-round brilliance of the brothers Gray. It was a grand finale to a grand season.

This year, then, has been Haddon's year. We have scored at the same time quite as striking scholastic successes. The only two State Scholarships won by the School, and two of the three Oxford Scholarships have been won by members of the House. Our academic ascendancy, moreover seems certain to continue, and there is no reason why our athletic successes should not also be repeated. Some of the leading lights are indeed departing-P. H, Monypenny, a sprinter of uncommon merit, H. D. Bedford, a good cricketer and a fine footballer, W. H. Fletcher, an exceptionally good batsman and a sound exponent of most other games. Above all, D. Howe is leaving. Haddon's debt to Howe cannot be fully appreciated on paper, there is no sphere of the House's activities which has not felt his powerful influence. As House Captain of Football for three years, he has inspired the whole of the team by his splendid example ; as a runner, though ill-health has restricted his activities; in recent years, he has always been brilliant, winning the Under 14 Cross Country and finishing third in the Open Cross Country when only 15 ; as a cricketer, he has been an excellent bowler and a good bat ; and as School Captain of Fives, he has proved himself probably the most capable exponent of that game in the School. His loss will be irreparable, but the seeds which such people as he have sown are sure to reap a plentiful harvest in the future. No House has a better set of youngsters than Haddon, and there is no reason why it should not prolong its all round supremacy for many years to come.

LYNWOOD—

The House has every, reason to be satisfied with this year's achievements, which have rather exceeded our expectations.

The greatest success was gained in the Athletic Sports, when Lynwood sprang a very pleasant surprise on the rest of the School by retaining the Sports Cup for the third year in succession by a margin of just over 100 points. This was an extraordinarily fine performance, as it was essentially the outcome of determined work by the whole House. Of the Seniors, we must congratulate Pearson on his brilliant long jumping, and the Senior Relay team, Siddall, Pogson, Brown and Damms, which ran with determination to be second to the stars of Haddon. The Under 14 members of the House, perhaps, deserve most praise. Though handicapped by the unfortunate absence of their leader, Williams, they overcame all opposition. The Junior Relay team, the two Windelers, Rhodes and Fretwell, romped home easy winners. Truly March 26th was a clay of one of the mightiest triumphs of Lynwood's proud history, and it would be difficult to find anything which gave Mr, Saville more pleasure than the excellent work of the House on that day.

The Cricket season has been moderately successful.. In the Knock-out Tournament, the House was beaten by Clumber after a very keen game in the semi-final. This was rather disappointing, for we should have liked a shot at the mighty Haddon. The three League teams have clone quite well, and the House may be runners-up for the Inman Cup. Graham deserves much praise for his excellent performances, and is rapidly developing into a mighty man of Cricket. We must congratulate him and Burley on their appearances for the School 1st XI.

Fives has provided some disappointment too, but our hopes for the future are quite bright. Younger members of the House are strongly urged to start playing early in their School life.

Turning to the future, the swimmers, led by Taylor, Flint, Pogson and Damms, have an excellent chance of retaining the two trophies for the third year in succession. Taylor has been hard at work this term, and we hope his energies will be favourably viewed by the Fates.

Before leaving the subject of sport, we should like to thank Messrs. Glister and Savage for all their work for the House this year.

Hearty congratulations to Damms on his Edgar Allen Scholarship at Sheffield University. We also lose this term the two veterans of the House, Brown and Pogson. Brown has been head of the House for three years, a School Prefect for two years and, this last year, head of the School. We wish him the best of luck in his new vocation as a scholar of St. John's, Oxford. That enthusiastic trojan, Pogson, follows Burley to Merton College, Oxford, and we feel sure he will maintain there the high traditions of Lynwood. To all other leavers this term, we wish the very best of luck in their new activities.

SHERWOOD—

At the beginning of the term we had great expectations of holding a high place in the Cricket table, and our opening victories over Arundel and Lynwood afforded a sound basis to our hopes. In the first match of the season, against Arundel, D. Pashley's score of over 50 runs was a good augury for future success. Then with remarkable suddenness the new system was thrust upon us, and as a result, in the League matches, we lost the invaluable assistance of Boler, Welch and the elder Pashley, and consequently our 1st XI was not so fortunate as hitherto, though we managed to beat Wentworth. With the consequent reshuffling of the teams, the 2nd and 3rd XIs suffered in like manner. In the Knock-out competition we had the misfortune to draw Haddon, and so advanced no further than the first round.

Under the supervision of Cotton and Green, the swimmers in the House should gain a fair number of points in the Swimming Sports.

During the past year Sherwood has been hampered by a number of misfortunes, but now we have Mr. Watkins once more with us there is no reason why next year should not be an important one in the annals of the House. It should be remembered that the House spirit does not end at the Cricket or Football teams ; Scouts, actors and even artists are all useful members. But the ardent supporter of every House activity is the most useful of all.

WELBECK—

This term Settle was appointed captain and Coulton vice-captain of Cricket. The House 1st XI has clone well, beating Wentworth, the holders, in the first round and only losing to Haddon by 30 runs after a great struggle in the second round of the Knock-out competition for the Cricket Casket.

Settle and J. M. Fulford are to be congratulated on being chosen to play in the School 1st XI.

The Whitsuntide camp was held in the grounds of Amber House, by the kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Kirkham, there being eight members of the House present.

A patrol from the Wentworth-Welbeck section of the Scouts was led by Coulton in the Telegraph Trophy. The Welbeck members of the patrol were Coulton, Reid, Twidale and Morgans and this patrol was third, only two and a half points behind the leaders.

Turning to Boxing circles (or rings), there are several members of the House in the recently-formed Boxing club who are acquitting themselves very well. Settle, Blaskey and Hayhurst seem to be progressing excellently, having all won their bouts in the first round, and we place great hopes in them for future rounds.

Reid was appointed captain of Swimming this term and in the heats of the Swimming Sports, several members swam very well. We wish every Welbeck swimmer every success in the final of the Swimming Sports. In the Fives House championship, Settle and Blaskey put up an excellent opposition to the Haddon pair, who are also a School pair. We congratulate all past members who have done well in the recent examinations at the Universities.

We wish every member of the House who is leaving School at the end of this term the best of luck in their new activities.

WENTWORTH

In the Inter-House Fives competition Wentworth suffered defeat at the hands of Chatsworth. The Cricket season, however, has been a moderately successful one for all the elevens. The 1st XI played three matches before the new system was instituted, winning against Chatsworth and Welbeck, but losing (somewhat emphatically, it must be admitted), against Haddon. The new system meant that for league matches we lost Hawkswell and Trevethick ; but we managed to win two of the remaining league matches, besides beating Sherwood in a friendly game. In the Knock-out competition we had the misfortune to be beaten in the first round by Welbeck, although we had won a previous match against that House, playing with the same teams.

We congratulate our House on being runners up for the Melling Cup, but at the same time we must appeal to more members of the House to learn to swim ; the increase of this year's numbers of swimmers on last year's is not nearly so big as it ought to be.

CORRESPONDENCE.

A SCHOOL BADGE.

Dear Sir,         

A few terms ago some mention was made about a School badge made in metal, suitable for fixing on the underside of the lapel of the coat. This would be a great convenience for those who do not wear caps, as a badge loose in the pocket is very often lost, and, I am sure the cost would not run very high. Could not something be done about this ?

Yours etc., P. B.

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