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Painting, R. J. R. Williamson (2D)

King Edward VII School Magazine.

VOL. IX]
DECEMBER, 1936
[No. 7.

Editors:
E. MARSH, C. W. FLETCHER.

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

CONTENTS.

School Notes

286

Junior School Football

309

The Swimming Bath

287

Old Edwardians

310

The North of  England Schools'

 

Orchestra Notes

310

and Clubs' Camp

288

Scientific Society

311

Sark

290

Scouting

312

Climbing the Blumlisalphorn

292

The Library

313

Winchelsea, 1936

295

House Notes

315

To a Patriot

298

Crossword Puzzle

319

"This is a far, far better thing "

299

Notices

320

The New Municipal Car Park

301

Illustrations :­

 

An Oxford Letter

302

Drawing, F. C. Scott (3C)

 

The Swimming Sports, 1936

303

The Problem

 

Football

304

Painting, R. J. R. Williamson (2D)

 

School Notes.

WE deeply regret to record the death of Cyril Silverstone, aged 14, a member of 3c and of Welbeck, who died during August of rheumatic fever. We extend our sincere sympathy to his relatives.

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The usual sluggishness of the Christmas Term has been dispelled by a long-awaited event. At last the new Bath has been finished. No longer shall we hear those sarcastic jokes, those tales of breaking the ice. We sincerely hope that full use will be made of our new possession, and that the Headmaster's desire for a maximum number of swimmers in the School will at last be realised with the increased facilities for tuition and practice.

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It is with regret that we bid a last farewell to Mr. Arnold Thompson. He has rendered the School long and faithful service and we wish him every happiness in his retirement.

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The other changes in the Staff we will enumerate, if we may, with conciseness, thus : Valete-Messrs. J. H. Whitfield, C. A. L. Prins, R. G. Exton, A. C. Edwards. Salvete-Messrs. E. D. Tappe (Senior Classical Master), W. F. Wheeler (Chemistry and Biology), G. S. V. Petter (English), A. V. Fletcher and R. E. D. Lister (Mod. Languages), P. Taylor (Mathematics) and Mr. G. S. Smith, who is replacing Mr. Michell during a long, much-regretted illness.

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Mr. Exton's departure was only known at the last minute of last term, when he was appointed to be Senior Mathematical Master at Mansfield Grammar School. With our congratulations to him we will couple those now due to Mr. Simm, who leaves us this term to be Senior English Master at the Central Secondary School, Birmingham. It will be seen that an unprecedented number of large and regrettable gaps in our community now lie open to be filled, but to those who will be, or are already efficiently filling them, we offer warm welcome.

Congratulations to G. D. Bolsover, W. A. Burley, J. A. Fuller, J. Gadsby, ,J. B. Harrison, G. G. Lee, E. Marsh, N. Sachse and M. V. Saville, on being appointed prefects ; to D. N. D. Allen, on being appointed Head of the School ; to A. J. Maude, on being appointed Second Prefect ; to M. V. Saville, Captain of Football ; to W. A. Burley, Head Librarian and Captain of Fives.

Congratulations also to N. Sachse, on being awarded a State Scholarship of value up to £130, a Town Trust Scholarship of X50 a year and a Hastings Scholarship at Queen's College, Oxford, of X100 a year; to E. Marsh, on being awarded a State Scholarship, and a Town Trust Scholarship of value £50 a year ; and to G. Chesham, on being awarded a Hastings Scholarship.

Peace Day this year was celebrated on September 23rd, when the School was addressed by Mr. Donald Grant, who gave a brief survey of world affairs. Later he spoke to the Sixth and Transitus on " Present Day Europe."

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School Chapel Service was held on September 27th. The sermon was delivered by the Provost of Sheffield, the Very Rev. A. C. E. Jarvis.

* * *

Armistice was kept as in former years, with a service and cere­mony at the Memorial. The address was given by the Rev. Alfred Hall.

* * *

The School Collection this Term was held in aid of the Sheffield Hospitals. The total amount collected was £22 13s. 321. Forms 2A, 2B and 2c, and 3A, 3B and 3C are specially to be congratulated on their contributions.

The Swimming Bath.

ON October 15th, 1936, the new Swimming Bath was declared open by the Right Honourable Sir Stanley Jackson, and the first person to enter the water was Michael H. Taylor (O.E.), who proceeded, appropriately enough, to break the Yorkshire record for 150 yards backstroke, performing the distance in 1 minute 45 4/5 seconds.

With this notable and auspicious send-off the history of swimming at K.E.S. entered a new and well-promising phase. The Bath is built on the site of the old open-air pool, and contains swimming space of 100 feet by 30 feet, with all the necessary adjuncts of dressing-rooms and heating apparatus. Its use is not, it is true, the exclusive right of K.E.S. boys, but nearly all forms get a chance to include swimming in their physical training periods, while a certain amount of "voluntary time" is available for others after school. How this will work out in the peak periods of the Summer Term has yet to be seen, but at the least it is clear that there should be far more swimmers in the School by the end of next summer than there have ever been before.

The building has been carried out with the efficiency which we have come to expect from the Education Committee and the leading local firms, but it should be added that the generosity of certain friends of the School has been responsible for securing outer walls of a stone in keeping with the old School buildings, so that what might have been an outbreak of brick has been in some degree tempered to a suitable harmony with its surroundings.

The further events of the opening day were as follows :­

INTER-SCHOOL RELAY RACE, FREE STYLE, ONE LENGTH EACH.­1, Bootham School; 2, Leeds G.S. ; 3, King Edward's ; 4, Nottingham H.S.

HOUSE RELAY RACE, FREE STYLE, ONE LENGTH EACH.-1, Chatsworth; 2, Lynwood ; 3, Haddon.

INTER-SCHOOL OLD BOYS RACE, FREE STYLE, Two LENGTHS.­1, M. H. Taylor, K.E.S. ; 2, Councillor T. B. Johnson, Leeds G.S. ; 3, T. W. S. Rushton, Nottingham H.S.

Mr. Roy Henson, the 200 yards breast stroke champion of Yorkshire, and holder of the English record of 2 min. 36 sec., gave an exhibition of breast stroke swimming and R. Westby, champion diver of Sheffield and of the North-Eastern Counties (1933-35), gave an exhibition of diving.

The North of England Schools' and Clubs' Camp.

THE North of England Schools' and Clubs' Camp, a branch of the Duke of York's Camp, was held this year in the pleasant surroundings of Chatsworth Park from 1st to 8th August. The chief aim of this Camp is to promote the team spirit between public school boys and lads from clubs. Thus, the whole camp was divided into fourteen sections, each of which consisted of about eleven boys, a leader and a deputy-leader, and had two bell-tents. The food was cooked by five ex-Army cooks, fatigue duty being taken each day by two sections.

 

THE PROBLEM.

The rousing gong was sounded at 7 a.m. every morning, with voluntary Church or Chapel Service at 7.30 a.m., and prayers at 8 a.m. At 8.10 a.m. came breakfast, after which preparation was made for kit inspection, which took place at 9.45 a.m. Marks were awarded for neatness and originality in arranging kit, so that each section managed to develop a different arrangement of palliasses, etc., each morning. On one morning a section produced a very fine bar complete with Bass bottles and signs, borrowed from a near-by inn, and a very stout landlord. The Camp Chief on his daily round of inspection was presented with a bottle of Bass. Next morning, needless to say, that section found itself nearly bottom in the section list.

At 10.30 a.m. everyday there were compulsory games, consisting largely of relay races, ordinary flat races, obstacle races, hurdles, ball-carrying and sand bag races. One race called land-boats was between teams running backwards astride a thirty-foot pole, with one man running forwards who acted as cox. One very popular game, called " Foot and Mouth," was described by news reporters as " the world's roughest game." Netball goals were placed fifty yards apart and each side had a goal-keeper, who was alone allowed in a circle of about six feet radius round the pole. This was the only rule in the game. The ball used was an ordinary soccer ball, and the game was played for five minutes each way. Any method could be used to score a goal, and consequently if anyone in Camp appeared to be injured, it was immediately assumed that he had been playing "Foot and Mouth."

Games were followed by physical training or bathing. The P.T. was conducted by an Army Instructor from Sandhurst, and the Duke of Devonshire's private pool was used for bathing. Lunch was at 1.15. The afternoon was usually occupied with challenge games between the different sections. Afternoon tea was at 4.30 and bathing again at 5.15. After supper at 7.30 a concert was held in a special tent fitted with a stage and lighting effects. The night's programme ended with a cinema show and the Camp turned in at 10.30 p.m.

On the last night a farewell bonfire was lit and next morning we all said "Au Revoir " to about 170 new-found friends, after enjoying a very pleasant holiday.

N. S. and F. H.

Sark.

I HAVE never been a member of such a quiet railway carriageful of boys, as I was on Monday, 27th July. We had been rowdy enough for the first half of the journey-why had we suddenly shut up? My theory is that we had come too near a journey by sea to make jokes about it. Apprehension subdued us.

Next door, however, there was one person at least who appeared immune; he spent his time filling in the coupons in a magazine he had found-with startling result. For a week later, two men enquired at our camp for a certain Miss Appleby, their intention being to give her particulars of how she might obtain a pension of £1000 a year for life when she was sixty, or words to that effect. I hope to include a photograph of her benefactors in this account.

I digress. The " Isle of Guernsey " was kind, and only four of the party fulfilled our hopes, and even these imperfectly. After seven hours tossing, we still had to earn our breakfast, by carrying luggage a mile up a steep hill. We had looked forward to an island so small that such a thing was impossible.

However, we eventually arrived at our camp site, where Mr. Hickox proceeded to have a race with the youngest member of each patrol-they to see how many buckets they could get into the well at once, and he to see how many he could keep out of it at once.

We soon learnt that a fire of green gorse, with a patrol leader asleep beside it, and the rest of the patrol getting more green gorse is not a fire for very long.

Bad weather set in next day, and came to a head on Friday, when new macintoshes and tents were torn to shreds, aeroplanes came down by the dozen, and tenderfeet were soaked to the bone - bedding and all. Incidentally, Mr. McKay lit all the fires, with the help of Mr. Hickox's powerful lungs.

It turned fine on Saturday and we had a camp fire where we heard a clock near a lonely farm, which didn't know whether it was striking two or four ; an absent-minded lecturer ; a pretty milk­maid ; a Black Card and a ghost story-and we tried to sing the Ghost's High Noon.

We went to church next morning, but we were promptly ejected because the vicar was too kind-hearted to bore us with the thirty-nine articles.

Three-quarters of the camp spent Tuesday fishing, and caught two fish. Perhaps that is the reason why they decided not to spend half a crown each to go with a fisherman in a rowing boat on Saturday afternoon.

For the first time in all my experience, we had a quartermaster with a kind heart. We never ran short of food, and personally, I took full advantage of the fact that the patrol next door couldn't eat as much dinner as my patrol.

Another troop came to Sark just when the weather was at its worst. I don't suppose they have as good an opinion of the sea as we have. Anyhow, they camped about half a mile from us, and they invited us to their camp fire, at which our good old " Symingtons' Self-absorbing Soup-squares " came in very useful. We challenged them to a game of stumps a day or two later, but we lost all the balls before long, so we spent the rest of the evening telling ghost stories and drinking very sweet cocoa.

Sark was an exceedingly active camp. We went on an exploring expedition of some sort or another every day. We went to three different lots of Caves, which were all very interesting, but the chief interest of one of them was the climbing down the hill towards them with the aid or otherwise of a rope tied to a tree. We also saw the lighthouse, which is a building of little height, halfway up the cliff, and has a red beam. We visited Venus bath on a very cold day, and only four or five people bathed. We had a wide game on the last Saturday of the camp, at which we learnt that a neckerchief was not quite so valuable as a human being. !

We removed the camp to the school-room next day, and the wooden floor on which we slept was in strong contrast with the soft turf in the field. This was just as well, as there was no difficulty in rousing the sleepers at 6 o'clock next morning-not even as much as there had been at half-past seven other mornings.

We ate our breakfast with our loins girded, our shoes on our feet, and our staff in our hand, and we ate it in haste, as the boat was to go at 8 o'clock. We managed to get to London with still a little money and a few boys left, so we had a meal before taking the train for Sheffield.

Next time we go, would somebody mind organising a fleet of cars to take us from the station, as we may not be so well off as to afford a taxi fare then?

Wid.

Climbing the Blumlisalphorn.

"GOOD," said Freddi, " that will be just thirteen. A very good number ! We shall have three ropes, one of which I will lead. Morelle shall take the second and our English friend the third." Freddi's precise English was always a delight to us and under the present circumstances, his optimistic remarks with regard to the number of our party were most comforting.

A council-of-war of those chosen to take part in an assault on the Blumlisalphorn-a peak of some 12,000 feet which dominates the mountains round Kandersteg, had been called and S. W. and I were lucky enough to be among the favoured few. We had been staying at the Scout Chalet at Kandersteg with a party of scouts from the School when the opportunity offered itself and we had not been slow to take it. The morning of Tuesday, 25th August there­fore, found us looking forward with keen anticipation to a couple of days packed with new experiences and thrills. Freddi, the warden, of the Chalet, who was to act as our guide, was an experienced Swiss climber, powerfully built, with a face scarred by a fall which he had experienced some years before and which had damaged his lip, making him speak in a strange nasal way.

We planned to spend Tuesday night at the Hohturli Hut (9,000 feet), climbing up the stiff but easy slope in the afternoon so that we should reach the dusty moraine climb in the " cool " of the evening. We were then to set out early on Wednesday morning over the glacier and reach the summit, weather permitting, by 9 o'clock. The meeting broke up to enable us to go down to Kandersteg for provisions.

By 1.45 p.m. the whole party, equipped with snow glasses and face cream, were assembled ready to start. Our route lay first up the well-beaten path through pine woods to the Oeshinensee-a beautiful blue lake cradled in a crater of the mountains. Taking the path to the left of the lake we wound through more pine woods until we arrived on a cliff overbrowing the lake. Below us, mirrored in its calm waters, was the reflection of the Blumlisalphorn, our objective, rising straight up out of the lake and over-topping all the neighbouring peaks. Looking down into the valley from which we had climbed, we could still see Kandersteg, while opposite, on the other side of the valley, could be seen the Allmen Alp, carved like a huge basin out of the mountain side.

Continuing our climb we came to the actual Blumlisalp-a huge grass slope which serves as summer pasturage for the cattle of farmers of the Kander valley. Our guide had decreed that we should climb according to Swiss Army regulations-that is fifty minutes climb and ten minutes rest. " Thus we shall not tire," he said conclusively. At every stopping place he advocated some form of refreshment. After the first hour we retired into the shade. The second brought us to a stream where we drank sparingly and at the third Freddi startled us by saying : " Here fruits are good ! "­and they were. From then on the path wound up the dusty rubble of the moraine. The Hut seemed quite near but the necessity of winding backwards and forwards took a long time and we arrived at the Hut, standing on a low ridge of the mountains, about 6.45 p.m. tired out and absolutely parched.

After a drink of cocoa stirred into cold water we went outside to examine the view, but the air had turned suddenly cold and we had to put on sweaters and jackets. The sun was just setting and we were treated to a marvellous exhibition of the " alpen-glow "­a reddish effect which the snow takes on in the rays of the setting sun. A few yards away from the Hut the glacier began and we could see the route which we should take on the following morning. Below us, Kandersteg had been blotted out by a layer of cloud which had gathered in the crater formed by the Oeshinensee, while on the other side could be seen Lake Thun nestling far down in the valley. We reluctantly turned back into the Hut for supper, taking with us a glimpse of the Jungfrau bathed blood-red in the rays of the setting sun.

Later in the evening we again went outside to admire the view by moonlight. Some trick of the atmosphere caused the moon to take on a greenish tinge which tinted the snow all round, except where the shadows lay like fathomless caverns. A party of Germans who were also staying in the Hut for the night, had gone a little way on to the glacier and we had an impromptu sing-song, each party singing a tune alternately. At last, silenced by the awful solemnity of the scene, we prepared to go indoors. By this time the lights of Kandersteg were visible and we could see ships moving like fairy lanterns over the waters of Lake Thun. We were isolated in the midst of Chaos and looked down on the poor struggling world as if we had no part in it.

We went inside and prepared for bed. The upper story of the Hut consisted of a long room taken up mainly by a huge bunk stretching the whole length of the wall. On this we lay fully dressed and slept the sleep of the weary.

At 3.45 the next morning, Freddi awakened us. We had planned to start at 4.30 a.m. so as to accomplish our task and be back at the Hut, off the snow, before the heat of the sun could cause avalanches. There was no rubbing of eyes this morning. We rose immediately, tense with excitement. The great moment had come. Downstairs another party was astir making final preparations before setting off. Our breakfast, consisting of tea tasting badly of condensed milk, bread and " bully " finished, we put on all our available clothes, pulled our caps down over our ears and went outside into the icy stillness of the night. S. W. and I were in the first rope led by Freddi who skilfully knotted us on to the rope - a final testing of knots and we were off, plodding over the glacier in single file, the ropes swinging rhythmically to our walk.

On the glacier all was black darkness, but behind the mountains to the east, a yellowish glow was beginning to appear. By the time we had reached the top of the first slope the whole of the eastern sky was aglow with vivid yellow and pink lights and we were able to slide down the slope which led to the second stretch of glacier in the clear, cold light of dawn. Then began another upward slope to the foot of an almost perpendicular cliff of ice at whose base lay a huge crevasse, twelve or fifteen feet wide. This we crossed at a narrow place by making a somewhat precarious jump on to an ice step in the cliff face. Passing safely over we proceeded to ascend the face by means of ice steps. The going was fairly easy, and after the first feeling of insecurity had passed away, was extremely exhilarating. Arrived at the top we found ourselves on a narrow col, from one end of which rose the final pyramid of the Blumlisalphorn. A short climb up the ridge brought us to the beginning of the end. But the mountain had saved its piece de resistance to the last. We were now confronted with a 200 feet rock face from which the snow had been blown and which was rendered dangerous by a generous coating of iron-hard ice. Freddi seemed quite cheerful however, so we began the ascent. It was a slow job, and before ten minutes of clinging to the icy rock had passed, our hands were completely numb. Some thousands of feet below us lay the Oeshinensee, and it was pretty obvious that if we slipped and Freddi failed to hold us with his ice-axe, we should be liable to take a somewhat precipitant early morning bathe. We reached the top without accident, however, and found that a couple of hundred feet of climbing up ice-steps would bring us to the summit. At 7.45 a.m. we reached our goal, to be greeted by the most glorious scene I have ever witnessed. Below us, down a sheer drop of 2,000 feet, lay the Kander glacier, while on every side mountains rose up to meet us, bathed in the glorious pink light of the early sun. To the east stood the Jungfrau, to the west Mont Blanc raised its symmetrical mass ; while to the south, far in the distance, could be seen Monte Rosa, queen of the Italian Alps and, not far away, the wicked Matterhorn, whose bent finger shape speaks of implacable cruelty.

Even amid that splendour, human needs would not be denied, and we set upon our picnic-breakfast with ravenous appetites. The other ropes did not arrive until a little later and, as the space on the mountain top was not very large, we began the descent to make room for the others. More expeditions come to grief on the descent than on the upward climb, and ours was no exception. Whereas the ascent had been made without incident, the descent was packed full of thrills. It was obvious that we could not go down over the rock face, so we took a line a little to the right of the rocks and descended the ice-face. It was necessary to trust ourselves entirely to Freddi's piolet, and on several occasions we all slipped, only to be pulled up as the strain was taken by the axe buried deep in the ice. It took us two hours to descend 200 feet of this ice, and we were extremely thankful to arrive back safely on the col. But the last rope led by an Englishman who had only had experience of rock-climbing, tried to make the downward passage over the rocks and naturally got into difficulties. For an hour and a half we watched them struggling to descend. Finally the last man dropped his axe and Freddi decided to go up and fetch them down on the ice. This he did, and another hour saw us all collected again on the col.

The delay occasioned by the last rope, however, had given the snow time to melt a little in the mid-day sun, and it was obvious that the return passage over the crevasse was not going to be easy. The ice-steps down the face had all melted into wet snow which gave alarmingly under one's weight. The first two ropes crossed the crevasse safely again, but the third got into further difficulties. The second man did not leave the first sufficient rope to jump with and he was pulled from his foothold into the crevasse. Luckily the last man had a good hold and the misfortune was soon righted so that a tired but happy party made its way over the glacier back to the Hut to begin the final descent to Kandersteg.

G. G. L.

Winchelsea, 1936.

WINCHELSEA is a town which has become a village. Guide books give no assistance to those in search of its beauties, and indeed wilfully mislead those who seek its history. It is one of the association of Cinque Ports still, but the sea has receded, taking Winchelsea's importance with it. Yet it must be emphasised that the Cinque Ports and the two "Ancient Towns " were never really as important as their annalists would suggest, and the boasts that we owe English sea power (and those liberties which in some obscure way have been linked with it) to Winchelsea and its fellow towns, have little validity. When the ports were enchartered it was merely an example of the English habit of sanc­tifying piracy. True, an informal organisation existed under the Confessor, but it did not receive official recognition until, in 1278, the combination of naval needs and the menace of the Portsmen them­selves made it expedient. The annual service of 57 ships for a fortnight was easily met by the fisher-folk who received in exchange, not merely the judicial and fiscal immunities for which many mediaeval boroughs successfully bargained, but certain unique privileges : the control of the Yarmouth herring fair, the right of baronial summons to the young Parliament, and the honour of bearing the royal canopy at a coronation. But, just as changes in the size of ships and the silting of harbours caused a decline in the naval value of the Ports, so their " liberties " were side-tracked by the double role of their Warden, and their organisation was not completed until they had outlived their usefulness.

It was Winchelsea's good fortune then, to have been a town early enough to have eluded the urban stamp. No longer a port, it stands on its hill, islanded by the marsh. Its streets form a pattern like the wise wrinkles on the face of a kindly old woman. Winchelsea has not capitalised its past, and even Rye seems bustling beside it. Attempts have been made to bring it within our steno­graphic civilisation. Bungalows have crept from the Strand Gate towards the sea ; caravans have spawned along the beach road ; a noisy, ill-ventilated dance hall has mushroomed itself into what looks like acceptance. It is supposed to replace an old smugglers' inn, which was attacked, perhaps by mistake, when one night, five years ago, the sea contemptuously slapped the gimcrack town which which was growing up outside the gates. Since then a sea wall has been built and man has had to act as his own sanitary inspector.

All towns are women who woo, yet pretend to be wooed, but this one will not deck her mediaeval cloak with modern tinsel. Winchelsea was a king's mistress centuries ago and does not readily succumb to the mere modern. She sits serene, not from disdain, but with a deep-lived content. Time has made her not only an honest woman but a wise one.

Yet it may be asserted that the School Camp in its brief twenty years has become old enough for Winchelsea to accept. On a strip of land about 200 yards from the sea shore, Mr. Saville annually provides boys with a holiday, parents with a rest, and Edwardians of all ages with a rendez-vous which cannot be ignored. For it is impossible to go to camp only once. Those who go for the first time find themselves, perhaps even to their surprise, returning within a year or two, for it is a virus which none would want to destroy. Moreover, it is essentially the School Camp, and some indeed show to it as much loyalty as to the School itself. Mr. Saville has made no attempt to build up such a tradition, for traditions are only consciously established when they have begun to decline. But if there is one thing obvious in Winchelsea's summer, it is that " Saville's Camp " is immanent. Should you doubt it, walk down a street in Rye with " The Man " if you would see how fame may be accepted modestly, or, again, note the way " Crusty " slips a Yorkshire word slyly into his burr.

Mr. Saville does not run the Camp like a bureaucrat, nor, for that matter, like a scoutmaster. His method is a subtly disciplined freedom, mixed with an almost inscrutable humour. The " juniors " have, in addition to camping itself, bathing, cricket and various expeditions to keep them content. This year they went to Battle Abbey, to Canterbury and to the cricket festival at Hastings. They were let into the secrets of Rye by Captain Vidler, and besides the sophistications of Bertram Mills' circus, some twenty of them spent a day under sail extracting the sea from their blood. One wet day more than that number played a hard game of " soccer " against five of the big battalion and, with the aid of the referee and the omnipresence of seven forwards in the goal-mouth, won a narrow victory.

The first week in August is cricket week for the Sheffield Ramblers. This year it was very successful. Geoffrey Beard and Waghorn shared the bowling with tireless success. W. A. Burley batted attractively throughout the tour, and, if the fielding of some was more acrobatic than convincing, except at Frindsbury, it was usually efficient. Harry Starmer Smith was a useful opening bat and Dr. Reyner and Colin Thirsk were an able pair of captains. The latter's declaration at Pelsham was very popular and lent excitement to an attractive game. The " Doctor " was as effective on the field as he was generous with cigarettes in the pavilion. The Ramblers were only defeated once and then only because, for clinical reasons, Cornelius, the tail-bone, was resting. The tour was full of good cricket, yet next year's fixtures seem to offer even better. Besides the regular fixtures at Rye, Winchelsea and Ashford, and Mrs. Scott's delightful hospitality at Pelsham, Sir Charles Kilpatrick is bringing over an eleven, and we are to play Frindsbury, Bexhill, Robertsbridge and, probably, Mar-'en, once more. A grey car has been ordered to attend each match, to keep the local " J.P. " awake. A new opening bat is being secured to join Starmer Smith, and the imperturbable Joel will provide as usual, an alarming conglomeration of accessories. The feudal element in local umpiring will, of course, remain undisturbed.

Yet, just as the younger members of the Camp find there more than enough for a holiday, so too the Ramblers are not merely cricketers. Winchelsea Flower Show, for example, is an annual event not readily avoided. It suits both : the " rabble " collect the cocoanuts which the " gentry " arrogantly dislodge, and the subsequent dance remains as popular as it was in the days of its brass band. Headline news was rare. Gordon Joel turned kidnapper and ended by jumping nonchalantly into the sea. Colin Thirsk became an aeronaut (it was the only time any in Camp ever saw him), and Stanley Reyner, besides rescuing a sheep from a morass, led a male voice choir. Bacchus's car dropped dead with its accustomed readiness. Increasingly esoteric anecdotes might be recalled to no purpose ; how for example, a mysterious parcel arrived from Bill Williams or a less mysterious one for Harry Starmer Smith.

It remains to thank Mr. Saville. He has been rewarded for his work in Sheffield by a new junior School. Perhaps the regularity with which Edwardians return to Winchelsea will suggest to him that, there too, his work is not forgotten. Winchelsea, rich in her past, has absorbed him into her present. He has added his own short chapter to the history, a chapter, fortunately, not yet complete.

B.

To a Patriot.

AS I was a-walking one fine summer's day
Midst steelworks and gasworks all rusty and grey
And long blank-walled factories in fearsome array
There came to my notice a poor, sickly lad :
In paper, not woollens, was little Tom clad,
And I wept at the sight of this spectacle sad.
" O, what can I do for you, Tommy," I cried,
And as on brown paper his tears he dried.
Poor, starved little infant he sobbed and he sighed,
" More armaments, battleships, bombs I need
And nitrates and rubber, us heroes to feed,
It's for copper and nickel I tearfully plead."
So I piled up his copper and nitrates on high
Heaped shells and bright cannon right up to the sky,
And ugly squat tanks and ethyl-chlor-tri.
But poor Tommy, alas, he quite wasted away
And I on his grave a memorial lay­
" To a Patriot."

J. B. H.

"This is a far, far better thing"

"  . and as you're coming back you might bring me a small bottle of olive oil-from the Emporium."
" Must it be the Emporium ? "
" Yes."
" But you know how I loathe the place."
" Really, Peter, you're impossible. Pull yourself together."
" Yes, dear."

The People's Emporium loomed along the pavement. The massive commissionaire glared at me. I turned, cannoned into a show-case, apologised, and shot through the door.

A dark figure glided up to me. I swallowed, smiled, raised my hat, and said : " I want a small bottle of olive oil."
" Certainly. Mr. Blehring, show this gentleman some of our finest Lucca."
" But I want to buy a small .... "
" Come this way, sir, if you please." We floated past Exceptional Offers and Astounding Bargains into a palace of glass and light.

"Now here we have the very finest Lucca, refined by an Exclusive Process from Extra-Special Fruits in one of the Premier ... "
" I want a small bottle of olive oil."
" If you would like to read this interesting Little Booklet, describing the Process in Detail. You observe the Superior  ... "
" Stop ! " I held up my hand. " I want a small bottle of olive oil-no more, no less. It is for my wife. She is Very Particular."
"Ah, I see, you are requiring the De Luxe Quality ... "
"I want a small bottle of olive oil."

Mr. Blehring looked at me in pained surprise. " You don't seem to realise that this is the Genuine Article of Outstanding Purity ... "

Sadly I turned away, murmuring to myself : " I want a ..." Waiting till the commissionaire was engaged in conversation I slipped out un-noticed.

Across the street a bare shop window caught my eye - " Herbs and Oils." Thankfully I sought refuge in its dim interior.

" I want a small bottle of olive oil."

The man behind the counter produced a bottle-a plain bottle with a cork in it.

I eyed it doubtfully.

" Is this the finest Lucca, refined by an Exclusive Process ? " He looked at me with a puzzled expression.
" You did ask for olive oil, didn't you ? "

" Peter, what is this bottle on the hall table ? "
" Olive oil ! " (triumphantly).
" But there's no label : you did get it from the Emporium? "
" N-no."
" You didn't go    ? Really, you're almost sub-human. How you can let yourself be put off with these inferior grades .... '

And now I am writing out a neat little label which I intend to wear attached to my buttonhole :­
SUPERIOR FINISH.
UNBREAKABLE.
GUARANTEED FOR FIFTY YEARS.

And if this doesn't restore my wife's confidence in me, I shall take myself back to the People's Emporium and see if they will change me for the " De Luxe Quality."

P F T

The New Municipal Car Park.

A FEW days ago, I had the privilege of inspecting the new Municipal Car Park. It is situated in the grounds of King Edward's School midst delightful surroundings. There is accommodation for at least ten cars, to say nothing of motor-cycles ; there is no charge for accommodation and there is no time limit ; and lastly it is covered in-what a boon for car owners.

To reach the car park, one enters the School grounds from the Glossop Road entrance after carefully negotiating the very difficult turn ; one must also be careful not to take away the wooden gates in one's passage through. Having got into the School grounds one must proceed with caution along the yard passing the School tuck-shop on the right. Then, with a deft turn of the wheel, one may enter the car-park and pull up.

I arrived on a bicycle.

I negotiated the main-entrance and arrived in the car-park after tacking carefully to and fro' up the yard. One large rat was seated in the only space available and with its right eye surveyed me with disgust ; its left eye was focussed with a hypnotic gaze on a " car " situated at the end of the shelter. It was a rusty car ; it had a steep list to starboard due to the fact that the tyres were deflated. On seeing my bicycle, the rat retreated hastily to its hole and left me alone surrounded on all sides by antediluvian automobiles of divers breeds. One of them attracted my attention particularly ; it had been a Morris, but it had seen better days, and the trials and chances of this fleeting world had left their imprint upon it.

But I have since heard that this car-park was once a covered in play-ground, where boys were wont to sport themselves with rubber balls. They are now without their covered-in-playground; their realm of sport has been usurped by the owners of certain automobiles ; it has turned been into a car-menagerie where one may par one's cast-off free of charge.

Therefore, gentle reader, if you are one of the yard-football fanatics, remove this viper that you cherish in your midst ; rid yourself of this plague of cast-off cars, and let this car-park recover its former status ; so that you may once again indulge in the games you love for " mens sana in corpore sano "; or as the poet said­" Good shut to bad rubbish."

M. V. S.

An Oxford Letter.

110, Banbury Road, Oxford.

The formula for " Oxford " letters is simple-several innuendoes, a. few wisecracks, and a lot of talk of pipes and beer and the amount of work that one can avoid doing. I have no intention, even had I sufficient skill in verbal fireworks, to write in such a vein. I felt though, that after six years in Sheffield, I should like to make a more adequate farewell than was possible at the end of last terra. There are two things which seem to be essential in whoever teaches an enthusiasm for knowledge, both in general and in particular, and an enthusiasm for those to whom knowledge is to be given. I do not know whether I have ever succeeded in imparting much know­ledge (either in French or English or Art), but I should not like to disappear entirely from the Sheffield scene without stating how much I have enjoyed the company of those whom I have taught. I shall remember with some nostalgia the pleasant times in Room 72, and I shall be delighted always to hear from those who enjoyed themselves there with me.

A poster here in Oxford reminded me some time ago of a very frequent source of argument in 3A. It said that the Head of an Oxford College recommended thrillers for school libraries. I bought the paper to examine his reasons, and found, as I had suspected, that they were little better than those of 3A themselves. He imagined that their inclusion would encourage the habit of reading. The habit of reading, though, is no better than any other habit, and much worse than many. I have known people who have read for years, and are still as foolish as when they started. It is not the habit of reading that is important, but that of thinking. You will find in life that the same inexperience that one feels in a new form attends one always, because the situations of life are always changing. That is why it is more necessary to form the judgement than to know the date of Waterloo, or the present tense of recevoir. That is why very often the most important part of lessons is the time you think you've made the master waste.

But as I preached this doctrine long enough to the heathen, I must be excused from developing it further here-the more so because it was my intention merely to offer my best wishes to all my friends, both on the Staff and in the School.

J. H. WHITFIELD.

The Swimming Sports, 1936.

THE Sports were held this year at Heeley Baths, as the new School Bath was not completed in time. The Heats took place on 28th September, when the Long Plunge was also held. The winner of this event was G. M. P. Greening, who plunged 42 feet.

The finals were held on 2nd October. The Senior Relay Race, on which the Melling Cup is awarded, went to Chatsworth, who had an easy lead over Lynwood. Haddon, who finished second, were disqualified. The Junior Relay was won by Wentworth.

The individual stars of the evening were G. M. P. Greening and R. H. Foggitt. Greening won the 100 Yards Open, Long Plunge and One Length Open, and was second in the Neat Dive. He gained 70 points, thus winning the Sheffield Independent Cup for the best individual performance. Foggitt, although only competing in Under 14 Events, gained second place with 56 points.

The House Trophy went to Chatsworth with 258 points. Wentworth, with 120, were second.

RESULTS.

OVER 16 AND OPEN EVENTS.

3 Lengths, Free Style.-1, Greening, G. M, P. ; 2, Howarth, P. E. H. ; 3, Hayhurst, A. P.

2 Lengths, Breast Stroke..--1, Holden, A.; 2, Green, A. J. R. ; 3, Larder, H. Y.

2 Lengths, Back Stroke.--1, Howarth, P. E. H.; 2, Larder, 1-1. Y. ; 3, Burley, W. A.

1 Length Free Style--I, Greening, G. M. P. ; 2, Howarth, P. E. H.: 3, Maddocks, R.

Neat Dive.--I, Hayhurst, A. P. ; 2, Greening, G. 151. P.; 3, Baker, G. D.

Style Swimming-l, Foggitt, R. H,; 2, Fulford, D.; 3, Hayhurst, A. P.

14-16 EVENTS.

2 Lengths, Free Style.---1, Maddocks, R. ; 2, Fowlston, D. ; 3, Bramah, N. J.

I Length, Breast Stroke.--I, Okell, W. F. ; 2, Belcher, A. D. ; 3, Upton, J. H.

I Length, Back Stroke.--1, Bramah, N. J. ; 2, Fulford, D.; 3, Belcher, A. D.

UNDER 14 EVENTS.

1 Length, Free Style.-1, Foggitt, R. H. ; 2, Linsley, D. W. ; 3, Howarth, J. A.

I Length Breast Stroke.-1, Foggitt, R. H.; 2, Medley, J. A.; 3, Johnson, M. W.

1 Length, Back Stroke.-1, Foggitt, R. H. ; 2, Howarth, J. A. ; 3, Langley, C.

JUNIOR SCHOOL EVENTS.

.1 Length Free Style.-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Wilkins, P. S. W. ; 3 Simpson, H. H.

Neat Dive.-1, Foggitt, G. H.; 2, Swycher, D. D.

Beginners' Race, I Breadth.-1, Martin, D. S. ; 2, Aubrey, R. J. ; 3, Beecroft, R. C.

SENIOR RELAY.-1, Chatsworth ; 2, Lynwood. UNDER 14 RELAY.-l, Wentworth ; 2, Sherwood.

JUNIOR SCHOOL RELAY.-1, Saxons ; 2, Britons.

POINTS WERE WON AS FOLLOWS :­

Chatsworth

258

Clumber, Welbeck..

98

Wentworth

120

Arundel

85

Sherwood ..

118

Haddon

71 

Lynwood ..

112

   

Football.

THE 1ST XI.

AT last our undefeated record against schools, which we have held for more than three years, has gone. Many of us knew that this year would be a thin one, and we had stoically nerved ourselves for the inevitable. We can hardly expect to lose six colours from a side and play football of the highest quality, and we have had to suffer the additional handicap in the inexperience of the new recruits to the team. There are many splendid young footballers in our present 1st XI who will one day show their worth, and I have no doubt that next season, perhaps even next Term, there will be a reversal of our fortunes. W. S. Gray, who was injured at the beginning of the Term, has been a serious loss to us. He was the mainspring of the forward line and was playing brilliantly when he was "crocked." M. V. Saville has played his part as Captain with commendable fortitude and has never lost heart. W. A. Burley has toiled like a lion and done everything he could on more than one occasion to rally a bedraggled and dispirited defence.

E. G. S.

SCHOOL 1ST XI V. MR. F. T. SAVILLE'S XI.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, September 30th. The School XI won the toss and kicked towards the brook. Play at first was very even. After a quarter of an hour Fulford J. M. scored for the School off a good centre from Simmonite. Pearson equalised from a pass from Mr. R. B. Graham. Towards the end of the first half, Mr. Saville's XI began to attack more and were very unfortunate in missing at least two goals. Melling F. failed to score with two very good shots and Gray R. made many unsuccessful attempts before he finally gave his side the lead.

Half-time score : Mr. Saville's XI 2, K.E.S. 1.

Fulford scored his second goal immediately the School had kicked off for the second half but Mr. Saville's XI took the lead again with a goal from Gray R. The School team was not combining so well as their opponents ; the forwards were passing well and working hard but the opposing forwards were well supported by a strong defence. Good combination enabled Gray R. and Pearson each to score again. The School did not give up hope and a fresh attack brought a goal from Simmonite who played consistently well at left wing. In the last few minutes Tufft scored for Mr. Saville's XI and Fulford brought the School's score to four. Mr. Saville's XI was rather the better team throughout the game and deserved their victory but the School made valiant efforts to avoid defeat.

Result : Mr. Saville's XI 6, K.E.S. 4.

K.E.S. " A " TEAM v. DERBY SCHOOL 1ST XI.

Played at Derby on Saturday October 3rd. Owing to the overwhelming defeat of Derby in the pa t two or three years with such scores as 17-0, it was decided to send an " team this year, consisting of the 2nd XI slightly reinforced. The match was played in glorious weather, more fitted for cricket than football and the players found it particularly warm work. Derby won the toss and chose to play away from the sun. The School kicked off and for the first twenty minutes showed unassailable superiority. Their passing was crisper and better placed than that of their opponents and in the first few minutes Williams centred hitting one of the Derby backs and scoring. The Derby team soon sized up their opponents tactics, however, and began to open out the game, swinging the ball freely and accurately, but another centre from Williams R. H. D. was netted by Barnes C. C. giving K.E.S. a lead of two. Shortly afterwards the Derby men began pressing strongly and Coleman and Morrisroe both scored for Derby putting the teams on level terms at the inter­val.

Half-time score 2-2.

The second half. opened with a raid by K.E.S. which ended in Rhodes scoring off one of the Derby men, but shortly afterwards Paxton again equal­ised for Derby, Although the game continued to be keenly contested to the end, no further score was made and the game ended in a draw.

Result : School 3, Derby 3.

Scorers : Williams off Bellfield 1, Barnes C. C. 1, Rhodes 1.

K.E.S. 1sT XI v. THE YORKSHIRE OUTCASTS.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 10th. The Outcasts had in the past always fielded a heavy and skilful team and this year w.-)S no exception, so that the rather light School team were at a definite disadvantage in tackling. The kick-off was timed for 3 o'clock but some of the visitors arrived late and it was after 3.15 p.m. before the match started. Saville lost the toss, and the School kicked off towards the coppice. After several minutes fast but ragged play in which neither team seemed to have any definite advantage, Fulford J. M. put a difficult shot into the top corner of the goal, giving the School first blood. The School's lead was of short duration, however, and the Outcasts soon began to short their advantage in weight by scoring five goals without any further answer from the School. Saville in goal, had been badly shaken up by a kick in the face near the beginning of the game and was obviously feeling the effects. The Outcasts were showing great skill in marking their men and usually managed to gain control of the ball by sheer weight.

Half-time score : School 1, Outcasts 5.

The second half brought a rally from K.E.S. and it was ten minutes before the Outcasts again opened the scoring. At that point the School began to press and Simmonite scored twice in quick succession. These were answered by two from the Outcasts, one of which was inadvertently scored by Burley in an attempt to clear, and shortly before the end of the game, Moffatt scored a fourth goal for K.E.S., making the final score 8-4 for the Outcasts.

Result : School 4, Outcasts 8.

Scorers : Fulford J. M. 1, Simmonite 2, Moffatt 1.

K.E.S. 1ST XI v. DONCASTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1ST XI.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 17th. During the whole of the morning the weather had been none too promising and rain was obviously on its way, driven by a gusty west wind. In accordance with expectations a steady downpour set in shortly after the kick-off and combined with the wind to make conditions difficult as well as unpleasant. The Doncaster captain won the toss and elected to play towards the stream. The School started brilliantly by dashing through and enabling Fulford to score without much opposition from the Doncaster defence but the visitors soon pulled themselves together and played with great enthusiasm. Their efforts were quite unavail­ing, however, and the K.E.S. forwards had little difficulty in breaking through, so that before half-time Fulford, J. M. aided by passes from Sivil G. B. and Williams R. H. D. was able to score three more goals. W. S. Gray also scored putting the half-time score at 5-0 for K.E.S.

Interval score : School 5, Doncaster 0.

The second half was merely a repetition of the first. The wind and rain had increased in intensity and conditions had become definitely unpleasant. The School again opened the scoring with a raid on the Doncaster goal which ended in Fulford heading his fifth goal and later he scored a further two, aided by passes from Rollin. The game ended with W. S. Gray again finding the net to bring the score level with that of K.E.S. against Doncaster, last year.

Result : School 9, Doncaster, 0.

Scorers : Fulford 7, Gray 2.

K.E.S. 1ST XI V. WOODHOUSE SECONDARY SCHOOL 1ST XI.

Played at Woodhouse on Saturday, October 24th. On arriving at the ground, the K.E.S. spectators who had travelled with the team discovered that a strong wind was blowing down the pitch which sloped from goal to goal. It was obvious that conditions were going to be somewhat trying. The Wood­house captain won the toss and elected to play with the wind and the slope of the ground. K.E.S. kicked off and Gray W. S. scored immediately from a brilliant raid on the Woodhouse goal, but for some twenty minutes afterwards neither side seemed to have a definite advantage. Fulford J. M. then broke through with a clever piece of headwork and scored. Shortly before half-time, Woodhouse began to attack more strongly and a long shot, swerving in the wind, beat Saville in goal and brought the half-time score to 2-1.

Interval score : K.E.S. 2, Woodhouse 1.

The wind had freshened considerably during the first half and as a result, play in the second half was rather wild. K.E.S. playing with the wind, were unable to keep up with the ball so that for some time there was no score. Woodhouse then made a raid on the K.E.S. goal and scored, drawing level with their opponents. Shortly afterwards, however, Fulford J. M. headed in a pass from Sivil G. B. putting K. E. S. in the lead again, and the game ended without further score.

The wind had made accurate work impossible so that play on the whole was scrappy.

Result : K.E.S. 3, Woodhouse 2.

Scorers : Gray W. S. 1, Fulford J. M. 2.

K.E.S. 1ST XI v. THE R.A.F. COLLEGE, CRANWELL.

Played at Cranwell on Saturday, October, 31st. It was a somewhat overawed team which arrived before the palatial college at Cranwell and hopes already far from high, were decreased by being shown through a bewildering maze of corridors to the changing room. The whole building spoke of efficiency and before it we quailed inwardly.

The pitch proved to be absolutely flat so Saville, who won the toss, elected to play against a slight wind. For some minutes play was even but on gaining confidence the School began to press strongly and Fulford J. M. scored. Pressure was maintained and Gray W. S. added two more to the score, putting the School in an extremely strong position. Shortly before half-time Fulford T. M. again scored bringing the half-time score to 4-0 for the School.

Interval score : K.E.S. 4, Cranwell 0.

The second half brought a stronger defence from the Cranwell men and the School had to go all out to keep attacking. Fulford J. M. again added to the score but the Cranwell forwards kept enlivening the game for the K.E.S. defence by determined and dangerous dashes down the wing which were only marred by bad centering. A sixth goal was secured for the School by Fulford and the game looked like finishing without further score when a foul in the penalty area gave Gray W. S. the opportunity to score again and the game ended in a seven nil victory for K.E.S. The School team played good football throughout the game, but Simmonite on the wing was noticeable for his brilliant centres which rarely failed to find their mark. The defence played a sound game as a whole, Tingle and Allan displaying cool and skilful tackling.

Result : K.E.S. 7, Cranwell 0.

Scorers : Fulford J. M. 4, Gray W. S, 3.

K.E.S. 1ST XI v. Repton School 2ND XI.

Played at Repton on Saturday, November 7th. During the whole morning the weather outlook had not been very bright and we were not surprised, therefore, when a downpour commenced shortly after the kick-off. The flat, low-lying pitch at Repton was not so heavy as had been expected but condi­tions were sufficiently trying for players and spectators alike. Saville won the toss and elected to kick against a fresh wind. For some twenty minutes play seemed fairly even. The Repton men were much faster on the ball than K.E.S. and their efforts were rewarded by the inside right heading a good centre from the left wing into the net. K.E.S. began to press harder and several dangerous attacks were made on the Repton goal, which finally resulted in Fulford J. M. scoring and putting the teams on level terms at the interval.

Interval score : K.E.S. 1, Repton 1.

Repton began the second half by attacking fiercely and a quick goal rewarded their efforts. K.E.S. then began to carry the game into their opponents' half and until the end of the game play remained there with the exception of one or two dashes by the Repton wingmen. Five minutes before the end of the game Repton were still winning when Williams R. H. D., who had played a good game throughout sent in a powerful oblique shot from the wing which completely beat the Repton goalkeeper and the game ended in a draw.

Result : K.E.S. 2, Repton 2.

Scorers : Fulford 1, Williams R. H. D. 1.

ACKWORTH 1ST XI v. SCHOOL 2ND XI.

Played at home on Wednesday, November 18th, under difficult conditions. Ackworth kicked off towards the road, stormed the School goal and were soon one up. For twenty minutes neither side settled down until Miles broke through and scored for School. Shortly afterwards Miles again scored, and the half-time score was School, two, Ackworth, one. The School ended the first half attacking strongly, but good wing play was wasted by bad finishing. On resuming, both sides attacked strongly. Ackworth soon equalising, and drawing ahead, 3-2. Almost immediately Miles scored his third goal to equalise for School. A fine break-away and goal by Simmonite put the School ahead. Ackworth played furiously, equalised and five minutes from the end dashed the School's hopes with a fine scoring header. Though they tried hard to score again, School's efforts were unavailing and Ackworth won 5-4. In the last twenty minutes the oncoming darkness made shirts hard to distinguish, but School's failure was due to starvation of unmarked wings and particularly by bad inside play.

K.E.S. 2ND XI v. OLD EDWARDIANS 2ND XI.

Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, November 28th. The School won the toss, and kicked off towards the brook. The visitors opened with a well-organised movement culminating in a shot by Pashley D., which went over the cross-bar. Shortly afterwards the Old Boys scored from a scrimmage in the goal-mouth following a corner-kick. The School fought back, Hayhurst and Shooter combining well on the right, but Moffatt and Simmonite were handicapped by their lack of size. It was not long before the visitors again scored. Towards the end of the first half Shooter, Chare and Hayhurst tried shots at goal, but were all unsuccessful.

Half-time score : 2-0.

The Old Boys increased their lead early in the second half, but by this time the School had found its best form, and the next few minutes saw a remarkable recovery. Ledingham made use of a good pass, cut in towards goal, and shot hard for the bottom corner of the net. The ball struck Dobson's foot on its way into the goal. The School kept up the pressure ; first Ledingham scored then Hayhurst tapped the ball into the net after a desperate scramble in the goal-mouth. A few minutes later Shooter's hard rising shot from the edge of penalty area secured the lead for the School. After this spate of goals came the visitors' turn to attack, and the School backs had considerable difficulty in holding the opposing forwards in check. In spite of the valiant efforts of Holden and Sorby the Old Boys broke through the defence, and after drawing level, once more obtained the lead, which they held for the rest of the game.

Final Score : Old Edwardians 5, K. E. S. 2nd XI 4.

Junior School Football.

UNTIL rain, fog and snow stopped us-the last date on our list of results is November 17th !-we had a most enjoyable season.

The 1st XI were getting well together and playing good football. The forwards did not finish as strongly as last year's team ; but, against this, the defence was much tighter. Their matches have thus been more closely fought ; they have drawn three, and have never won by more than a one-goal margin. Yet they have only lost twice ; to 2A by an odd goal, and to Birkdale by five goals in a match played in pouring rain and on a quagmire pitch. On Birkdale's own ground they drew, thanks to a magnificent display by Oliver, who has been a tower of strength at centre-half. Behind him, Powell has played extremely well and Winston has improved greatly. Newton, at left half, has shown good form ; and all the forwards have worked hard and with determination. Their lack of shooting power may be partly due to the cramped pitch on which, temporarily, because of the building of the swimming bath, they have had to get their experience. Especially at one end, there was little room to work the ball clear for a shot.

Our House matches have been notable for the appearance of the new House, Osborn. Inspired by Mr. Saville, they have surprised some who thought them easy game.

This programme is also held up by the weather ; but it is already clear that the 1st XI competition is all but a walk-over for the Angles. In the 2nd XI competition, the position is more interesting; and so far Britons and Osborn, both undefeated, are leading the field.

We can only hope for better weather next term ; especially as we have not yet played Westbourne School, in spite of three attempts and two trips actually to their ground. As the brother of our centre-forward, Holles, is Westbourne's centre-forward, this match promises to put the Cup Final completely in the shade.

Old Edwardians.

G. W. M. REES (1920-1926)- was married on November 2nd, 1936, to Miss Alice M. Senior, of Sheffield.

A. GILLIES (1917-1924) was married on August 20th, 1936, to Miss Joyce Burtin.

W. H. MURFIN (1921-1929) was married on August 22nd, 1936, to Miss Joan Edwards.

K. G. BRINDLEY (1931-1935) distinguished himself in the " Boys' Golf Championship " at Birkdale last August, reaching the third round, where he lost by 3 and 2.

Orchestra Notes.

THIS term the Orchestra has no longer been able to rely on the assistance of Mr. Exton and Larder, who have both served us well in past years ; but Mr. Lister is a welcome addition to the 'cellists. The work has been varied and interesting. Considerable time has been spent on the Mozart G minor Symphony, which, unfortunately, has not yet reached the general technical standard necessary for performance at the School Concert, and has consequently been " shelved " for the time being. We have obtained a good deal of pleasure from the rehearsals of a Minuet and Gavotte, by Lully, a delightfully plaintive piece of music which should prove a success. The Orchestra's intention this year is to play simple pieces well, rather than perform difficult works indifferently ; consequently, the March from Handel's Scipio has received more attention than its simplicity would seem to deserve.

Eric Coates' well-known Summer Day's Suite has been played recently, with a view to inclusion in the Concert programme. There are, in addition, three songs to be accompanied by the Orchestra the Agincourt Song, Che Faro and a charming French song Quittez Pasteurs, have been rehearsed, and a group of percussion players will accompany a Toy Symphony, containing arrangements of well-known airs. Possibly, however, some of these items may be omitted for lack of time, as the new School Choir threatens to steal some of our " thunder " this year.

The standard of play has improved steadily throughout the Term. The 'cello section has, as usual, been doing splendid work ; the wood-wind has been consistently good ; while the violins have combined well. Taking all in all, there is no reason to suppose that the Orchestra will be found wanting at the Queen's Hall next year.

L. R. K.

Scientific Society.

AT the end of the Easter Term last year the Scientific Society broke new ground by paying a visit to London. A party of twenty-two visited the Houses of Parliament in the morning, and the South Kensington Science Museum in the afternoon. The visit to the Houses of Parliament was very interesting indeed, and we were fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Louis William Smith, M.P. for Hallam, in whose constituency the School lies, as a guide. After an enjoyable lunch the party made its way, under the guidance of Mr. Redston, to the South Kensington Museum. Once inside the building, the individual members of the party were left to their own devices, and spent some three hours looking at the various exhibits. We were then piloted once more across London by Mr. Redston, without whom we should most assuredly have got lost, to St. Pancras Station in time to catch the 6.15 p.m. train back to Sheffield. The visit was extremely interesting and it is to be hoped that it will not be the last of its kind.

The Half-Term visit this Term was to Warrington and Liverpool. After starting at the unearthly hour of 7.40 a.m. we drove straight to Warrington, to the works there of the British Aluminium Com­pany. We were shown the rolling and fashioning of large aluminium blocks, that are sent from the firm's works in Scotland . They have to reduce the ore to metal there, as it is a place where the necessary electric power is cheap. We were amazed at the number of articles that are made from aluminium ; besides the familiar culinary utensils, we saw the manufacture of motor-car, motor-bus and aeroplane fittings. " Duralumin " (alloy of aluminium and magnesium) is used chiefly for aeroplane parts, as it combines the low density of aluminium with the hardness and toughness of a mild steel. The visit was very interesting and novel, and also very well explained. After this visit, we drove to Liverpool and through the Mersey Tunnel to Port Sunlight. There we had lunch, and visited Messrs. Lever Brothers' Soap Works, where we were shown the manufacture and packing of everything from the famous " Lifebuoy " to cheap scent. The Works are very self-contained ; all packing boxes are made and printed on the premises. Our guides emphasised the fact that soap cartons were printed there in about fifty different languages ! The Works is essentially a " visitors' place." It gives the impression (whether fictitious or otherwise we could not decide) of marvellous efficiency. Afterwards we visited the Margarine Works belonging to the same firm ; an interesting, though somewhat brief visit. We unanimously decided, that, although the manufacture of margarine is carried out under amazingly hygienic conditions, we all preferred butter for aesthetic reasons. We returned to Port Sunlight for tea, and afterwards returned via the Mersey Tunnel, stopping for a while in Manchester on the way back.

Other visits this Term included interesting ones to Messrs. Peter Dixon's Paper Mills at Oughtibridge, and to Messrs. Newton Chambers' Coal Distillation Plant at Thorncliffe.

N. S. AND J. G.

Scouting.

CHATSWORTH-HADDON.

THE chief item of news in this term's report is, of course, the Summer Camp. Chatsworth-Haddon, along with Lynwood­Sherwood, spent a fortnight in the extreme south-west of Pembrokeshire, at Dale. We camped on an excellent site, with fine sea bathing, and plenty of good wood nearby. The weather was not very favourable, but most of the Tenderfeet had already been well broken-in to a wet camp at Derwent, so the rain did not play such havoc among blankets, pyjamas, etc., as it might have done. The wind was often rather violent, and although it made fire-lighting difficult at times, it made the sea bathing all the more exciting.

There was, as usual, a rush to catch the train back home, but this time we failed by about an hour, and arrived home early on the following morning.

We are sorry to say good-bye to Phil Browne this term, and the loss of such an " old stager " will be much felt in the section. However, R. C. Moffatt is to be congratulated on his appointment as P.L. of the Beavers, and all are confident that the patrol will continue to thrive under its new leader. In the temporary absence of M. S. Thompson from active work, Darley has been appointed as acting P.L. of the Squirrels, and we are ,sure that he will be successful in his duties. We are also glad to welcome Mr. Helliwell as an assistant for Mr. Smith, and hope that he will enjoy working with us.

The winter nights do not allow for much outdoor work now, and as we have no camps in the immediate future to look forward to and prepare for, our Scouting necessarily assumes an indoor nature. There is plenty to do, however, for we have several recruits, Peace, Simpson, Nowell, Collins, Jubb, Howard and Wilson to train up to Second Class standard, and many to work for First Class, besides the good resolutions of some people to go a-badging.

So we embark cheerfully on our work for the winter, with the wonderfully cheering thought of the next camping holiday always at the back of our minds to urge us on to greater effort in the cause of Scouting.

J. A. F.

The Library.

WE are exceedingly glad to observe the ever-growing number of younger boys who use the Main Fiction Library. It would, indeed, be most gratifying if some of the older members of the School would avail themselves more frequently of opportunities offered by the Branch Libraries. They must surely realise by now that wide reading is both helpful to study and entertaining as an amusement. Recently the Library has been increased by many new books, several of which are reviewed below. Yet again, we emphasise that the Library represents too great an opportunity to be neglected either by student or book-lover.

W. A. B.

ENGLISH.

The Library has been brought up to date by the addition of three volumes of works by T. S. Eliot. The essays are masterpieces of lucid expression, and are full of useful information, particularly with respect to the Elizabethan dramatists. Too often one finds that people are inclined to regard Shakespeare as the only Elizabethan playwright. For those who would like to investigate further into the literature written by Shakespeare's contemporaries, no better introduction could be found than T. S. Eliot's Elizabethan Essays.

T. S. Eliot's poetry presents considerable difficulty to the uninitiated if read without any reference to any introductory work, it produces an effect somewhat similar to the sensation which one feels on waking, before conscious thought has gained control of the mind. But luckily the library possesses an admirable introduction, and there is no reason why some of the older members of the school should not make the further acquaintance of the poet who so impressed them by Murder in the Cathedral.

E.M.

CLASSICS.

During the past six months, the Classical Library has manifested a definite though hesitant revival. Several new books have been added, and some of those which were thought to have permanently changed their address, have been returned. In fact the shelves are assuming a more prosperous appearance, and losing that haggard look which has so long been the despair of the sympa­thetic observer. But there are still many gaps, and I should like to take this opportunity of asking those who have books which they no longer require, whether they be old boys or boys of the school, if they will kindly return them.

Indeed, despite the optimism which I evinced above, the Classical library is sadly depleted in proportion to its mission, which is to give the members of the school some knowledge, however superficial, of a subject which has and will exert an inconceivably extensive influence on our present civilisation. To judge from its popularity, it seems to be achieving its object, but it cannot do so without books, and it needs considerable enlargement, particularly in the case of texts and translations. Any contributions will be gratefully received.

There is just one delusion I would like to dispel. Among our many customers we are chagrined to find hardly any from the science side and the forms below the transitus. Apparently they are deterred by that awesome work, " Classical " . But that is nonsense ; let me assure them that they will all be most cordially welcomed in room 47, and that we have books to interest everyone, whether the demand be for intricate technicality or ingenious story and statement of fact.

We are indebted to G. S. Metcalf for a translation of the Odyssey by the late T. E. Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia). In his preface, the translator defines it as his intention to attempt to give a rendering which is simple and yet digni­fied. Far be it from me to criticise such a great scholar, but it seems to me that he adheres closely to his first principle, but does so rather to the detriment of the second ; for at times his admirable simplicity and tenacious following of the text verge almost on the ludicrous. But, in my opinion, this book's main interest lies in its reflection of the character of the translator. We do not find that sense of awe with an undercurrent of disinterest which the town-bred translator is apt to betray, but this is obviously the work of a man inured to such perils as the hero of the Odyssey endured. The rendering is accordingly free from that feeling of awe, and there is a sort of fellow feeling for the harassed adventurer.

H. Y. Larder has kindly helped to increase our selection of texts by the presentation of the Oxford text of Tacitus' minor works, which include the Germania, Agricola, and the Dialogus de oratoribus.

T.G.C.

MODERN LANGUAGES.

This term unfortunately, we have received no new books for the Modern Language Library. There are still many serious omissions especially in the German and Spanish sections of the library ; to have a reasonably full library we need more of the works of Hebbel, Kleist, Hauptmann, etc. There is also a shortage of books of literary criticism in the above sections. Nevertheless the library will prove very beneficial to those who are taking foreign Literature papers in the Higher Certificate and I should advice the Transitus particularly to make the best of the opportunities it offers.

F.H.

HISTORY.

The History Library received several books at the beginning of this school year, chief among them being The Nineteenth Century by Grant and Temperly and Lipson's Europe in the Nineteenth Century. This last book is typical of the type of history book that is being written to-day ; the style is more analytical than narrative, the traditional method of writing from the stand­point of international politics is discarded in favour of a concise and connected account of the internal development of States. This treatment is very successful and interesting ; the books are well worth reading.

G. C.

ART.

May I remind the School that there is such a thing as an Art Library ? For the-untalented, it contains books on Architecture, Paintings, Sculptures, etc., while for the artists there are numerous books which might help to improve their talent. To the sceptics who declare that there are no books, in the library, worth reading, I would say that there could be speedy expansion if the demand were made known.

Books may be obtained from the library in the Art Room on Tuesdays, at 4.15 p.m. and Saturdays 12.25 p.m.

Gifts of manuals etc., to the library will always be greatly appreciated.

A.T.

House Notes.

ARUNDEL.

The House Football XIs have not had a very successful season so far. Several valuable members of the House left at the end of last term, and the loss of White, A. A. is felt particularly. Under the captaincy of Wheatley, P. J. the 1st XI won their first match, against Sherwood, but have lost the other three matches played.

The 2nd XI results have been disappointing, all four games being lost. The 3rd XI have only won one match, but there are several promising players new to the House this term in both the 2nd and 3rd XIs.

In the Swimming Sports the House met with only moderate success. The " over 14 " team qualified for the final and came in third, but the " under 14 " team were last in their heat. The Swimmers, however, were young and required more tuition and practice, so that with the use of the Swimming Bath the prospects for the next Swimming Sports are quite good. The Swimmers are urged to make full use of the Bath so that the House may have two very useful teams.

CHATSWORTH.

The progress of the House this term has been for the most part satisfactory At the moment of writing the 1st XI is at the head of the table, and none of the present members of the team will forget the magnificent struggle with Haddon-an initial success which has inspired the eleven with confidence. Our heartiest thanks are due to Howarth P. E. H., whose activities extend far beyond the football field ; his untiring patience in teaching the younger members of the House to swim was only equalled.

The 2nd XI, while not being so successful as the 1st, gives promise of future talent, and the third is not lacking in enthusiasm, although it needs the guidance of the older players.

Now that we no longer have to strive against the speed of M. H. Taylor in the Swimming Sports, the House's task has been considerably lightened; but, in anticipation of the all round improvement in the standard of swimming of the School, owing to the facilities offered by the new bath, we hope that the House will not slacken its efforts.

The progress of fives has been less satisfactory ; few of the younger mem­bers have taken up the game, although in extenuation the weather now is not particularly suitable. We hope that there will be a considerable increase in the number of learners when Spring finally arrives.

CLUMBER.

The House is young this year, and has been very unfortunate in the departure of Mr. Exton. We miss him in football, swimming, running, and the social activities of the House ; perhaps the greatest loss will be felt by the Scouts, but, in that sphere, *e welcome the help of Mr. Taylor. Despite the lack of Melling, our football teams are all persevering ; the 1st XI ran Lynwood very close, and only suffered one other defeat. In swimming, the youngness of our candidates, and, consequently, the less points they could gain, was a severe handicap :' nevertheless, we ended fifth. The Scouts are doing good work, and are pleased to gain reinforce­ment from the new members of the House ; any boy wishing to join our Scouts should see Mr. Gaskin. We welcome these new boys to the House, and send our good wishes with those that have left us. We take this opportunity of reminding boys that training for the Sports and Cross Country should start in good time next term. The date of the House Social has not yet been determined ; boys will be notified of this later.

HADDON.

The outstanding events this term have been the Swimming Sports and the House Relay events at the opening of the new bath. Our efforts in the first of these were not altogether what we should wish, due mainly to the lack of keenness in the middle and lower parts of the House. It is to be hoped that the new baths tempt many more to learn to swim so that in future years we may do better. The relay team at the opening of the baths did quite creditably, gaining third place.

So far, the football competition is shaping very well in our favour. The 1st XI lost to Chatsworth but have still a good chance of winning the cup by beating Lynwood. It is to be hoped that Gray W. S. will have recovered from the injury to his leg for that all-important match. The second and third XIs have not been so successful but 'are maintaining a fair position in their divisions being third and second respectively.

Heartiest congratulations to N. Sachse on his Hastings Scholarship and on the State and Town Trust Scholarships awarded on the result of the Higher Certificate.

In conclusion may we advise all members of the House to take advantage of the opportunities given for running round the Cross Country Course. We must do well in that event next term and it is never too early to begin training.

LYNWOOD.

The House deeply regrets that, owing to illness, Mr. Savage has not been able to carry on his usual activities for part of this term. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

We were sorry to lose Graham, Siddall and Flint last term and to them and all who left we wish every success in their new surroundings. To boys who are new to the School or who have come from the junior School we give a hearty welcome.

Congratulations to Saville, M. V., Burley W. A., and Harrison, J. B. on being made prefects and especially to Saville on being made School Football Captain and to Burley, who, we are sure, will make an excellent Fives Captain. Congratulations also to Chesham G. on winning a Hastings Scholarship for History.

Unfortunately, this term we had not M. H. Taylor or Flint to help us carry off the swimming shield ; nevertheless, the over 14 relay team did well to finish second. The beginning of term brought the opening of the new bath and Lynwood boys particularly were proud to see M. H. Taylor break the 150 yards back-stroke record.

At football the 1st XI has played consistently, winning three matches and drawing one ; the 2nd XI has been less consistent, only winning one match, losing one and drawing two. The 3rd XI has won all its matches and stands a good chance of winning the Championship. At the end of term we intend to hold the customary House Social and everyone should make it his special duty to attend.

SHERWOOD.

The loss of our House Captain, Pashley D. at the end of last term was a severe one, but we take this opportunity of wishing him every success in his new venture. We welcome the nineteen new boys to the House, and hope they will take their full share in House activities.

The House football 1st XI has not achieved, as yet, any great successes but they have played hard. Hamley, Pashley and Ledingham have played consistently well. The 2nd XI has done well ; we hope for their continued success, as that means a useful 1st XI next year. The 3rd, XI despite its record must not be discouraged, but still go on playing as hard as possible. Taking part in the House activities is what really matters and we are very glad to see so many Sherwood Shirts about on Wednesday afternoons.

In the Swimming Sports at the beginning of the term we put up a good show and were third.

We hope to end this term with a Social on December 11th when we hope the whole House will meet together for a night's entertainment. We close, wishing all in Sherwood a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

WELBECK.

The House as a large and enthusiastic junior majority, with very few senior members. which while promising well for the future, renders progress somewhat difficult for the present. We were very sorry to lose in Settle a very capable Head of the House and Captain of Football ; he left a gap difficult to fill. Indeed, we are very fortunate to have found in Fulford yet another fine Football Captain. We wish him every success. But at the end of this term, Welbeck will suffer a serious blow in the departure of Mr. Simm. Whilst heartily congratulating him on his appointment at Birmingham, we cannot but be sorry to lose such a good friend to the House. In him, the House has an enthusiastic tutor in football, cricket and fives, a fine leader of the House troop, and one who is interested in every branch of the House's activities. We shall have to look far to find one who can prove a worthy successor.

Our first Eleven has had but moderate success ; the 2nd XI has fared somewhat better and lies second in the table. House fives and swimming are also progressing satisfactorily. At present we are but holding our own ; in the future, with our promising junior members, we hope to excel. But above all, the House has a quality worth more than mere material rewards : it has a vigorous and wholesome House spirit.

WENTWORTH.

The Swimming Sports provided an agreeable surprise, in which, though a long way behind Chatsworth, we were runners up. We have much Junior talent, and ought to do very well in a year or two. Congratulations to Foggitt R. H. on his individual performance. The football season has so far been disappointing. In the first eleven Buckley was absent at the beginning of the season, but the team did not play as well as possible.

All three elevens seem to be lacking in willingness to work hard for 90 minutes in a match, and results would be better if they were to concen­trate on this. The 3rd eleven is doing well, but must work harder, if it is to gain first place. The less said about the 2nd, the better . . . . wake up, Wentworth !

K.E.S. A Topical Crossword.

 

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