C. W. FLETCHER, J. H. WILLIAMS.
Mr. E. F. WATLING.
Speech Day, June 28th, 1938
Natural History Society
Athletic Sports, 1938
The Swimming Sports,July 5th
"Where Wise Men Meet..."
The German Exchange-Easter, 1938
Sixth Form Discussion Group
Homage to Alexander Pope
The Tuesday Club
Old Edwardians Cricket Club
Old Edwardians Football Club
All Contributions Thankfully Received ..
We have written in prose,
And as everyone knows,
The result has been far too respectable ;
So now we'll disburse Our remarks here in verse
And try to be much more delectable.
True; we've not much to say
This is just a display
Of ill-wit and mis-placed virtuosity
Still of Spring now we sing
And of birds-on the wing
Joie-de-vivre and such-like verbosity.
There is childish blank verse,
House reports and, what's worse,
The accounts of the School Teams' relapses,
But their gaining reproaches
For waving from coaches
We'll excuse as forgivable lapses.
These Editorials anonymous
That word you know's synonymous
With pseudonyms and cowards' noms de guerre
Depend on inspiration
And now in desperation
Our metre's gone wrong,
And we can't last out long,
Though we gnash with our teeth and tear tufts from our hair.
THE SCHOOL SONG.
THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT.
LATIN ADDRESS OF
WELCOME, SPOKEN BY G. D. BOLSOVER,
HEAD OF THE SCHOOL.
and Distribution of Prizes.
CYRIL BAILEY, EsQ., M.B.E., F.B.A.; D.Litt.
(Public Orator of
: "Turn Back 0 Man" Holst
THE SCHOOL CHOIR (with Orchestral Accompaniment) and SCHOOL.
Vote of Thanks to Dr. Bailey, proposed by Dr. A. W. PICKARDCAMBRIDGE, M.A., D.Litt., Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University, and seconded by Professor J. D. CRAIG.
" Waltzing Matilda " .. .. .. An Australian Folk Song
GOD SAVE THE KING.
Accompaniment and introductory music (Haydn's Symphony No. 97, First Movement) by the School Orchestra, conducted by Mr. P. L. Baylis.
AFTER the singing of ' Reveille,' the Chairman, Councillor Evans, welcomed Dr. Bailey and congratulated the School on an especially fine year of scholastic achievement and athletic attainment. In every sphere of School life, he wanted to congratulate heartily Headmaster, Staff and Boys alike.
The new School Song was sung with a zest that revealed its growing popularity, and the Headmaster rose to give his Report.
" For most of the year, a
school was much more like the manufacturing than the commercial side of the
business." On Speech Day he had to display his goods for sale. Even when
he had had a year of exceptional attainment, as the last one had been, he was
bound to admit an element of luck. About ten years ago " an unusually
small, but as it had turned out, an unusually bright, collection of infants
" had entered the junior School. That their parents had sent them at all at
that difficult period had been an act of faith which he much appreciated, and
he hoped they had never regretted. That collection of infants had ended up by
gaining eight open awards at
Forty Higher Certificates had been gained, with twenty-one distinctions. Eight of these had been won by the Classical side, and B. Mayo had repeated W. H. Fletcher's performance of four distinctions. The 77 boys who had gained School Certificate would be the last to obtain on them Matriculation exemption at the Northern Universities.
On the centenary of
The Headmaster regretted that Dr. Pickard-Cambridge was retiring from the Board of Governors. To have had behind the School a man of such expert insight into the body and soul of education had been of incalculable benefit.
Turning to topics of a more general nature, the Headmaster denied that, as some had maintained, democracy depended entirely on the Schools-they could be the strength of dictatorships, if they were directed to producing that docile herd-like spirit essential to autocracies. A people fit for freedom had to have not only the right kind of school, but the right kind of home, and the element in democracy that specially needed the home as well as the school was personal religion. That was the only thing which could combat the materialistic docility of a people ripe for dictatorship. To us in this country, the individual was real ; what mattered was whether he minded the things of God or of man. A return to personal religion would lead men to look beyond mere material satisfaction of class or of nation to the good of all mankind. He wanted to appeal therefore to parents first to view with suspicion any tendency towards the degradation of their children's personalities by massproduction in education ; to approve it only if it appeared in forms inevitable, like the School Certificate, or " inherently desirable," like compulsory games. Secondly, he begged them to keep alive in their children " every impulse towards a spiritual outlook, a sense of principle, and a capacity for fair, independent and reasonable judgment." In both endeavours, the School would do what it could to help them.
Dr. Bailey was welcomed by the Head of the School in the following speech, (written by J. H. Simon) :
Multos iam annos mos est apud hunc ludum die festo hospitem nostrum
semper afficit, ideo quod tantus adest concursus tamque insignis cum urbis nostrae senatorum civiumque tum huius ludi magistrorum et alumnorum. Nunc tamen multo difficilius esse intellego hoc officio fungi. Hodie enim salutandus est mihi vir eruditissimus, Latinae ipse linguae doctor, qui tot Poetarum Latinorum opera reeensuit, tot libros de operibus scriptoribusque L!atinis et Graecis illustrissimos scripsit ; accedit autem quod hospes noster orator est eloquentissimus adeo ut non verba tantum sed etiam elocutionem reprehendere possit. Quae tamen mihi incommoda, ca vobis commodissima. Omnes enim qui adsunt eloquentiam team, hospes inclutissime, audire cupiunt ; omnes to sciunt, virum minime ut dicunt " umbratilem," consilium optimum summa verborum ,felicitate omnibus daturum ; atque ut verbis ita vita semper felix sis Precantur. Nos tamen, qui pueri sumus, et gratias tibi agimus quod, animo etiam erga ignavos semper benevolo, Lucretii versus nobis obscurissimos Anglice reddidisti, et to oramus ut item magistros nostros verbis mulceas, ne lab ores nobis onerosiores imponant. Haec igitur "hand mollia fatu " statim concludo ut omnes Cyrillum Bailey, Ordini Imperii Britannici adscriptum, Academiae Britannicae Socium, litterarum doctorem, societatis ad antiquitates colendas institutae principem, collegii Balliolensis socium et tutorem nunc audiamus.
Bolsover's delivery suggested that Latin was his native tongue. His Ciceronian persuasiveness evidently combated the impulse Dr. Bailey had first formed when he saw that the Choir was about to sing " Turn Back 0 Man ". Bolsover's Latin came trippingly off his tongue, and he did not overstep the modesty of nature, but suited the action to the word, the word to the action. Indeed, he almost out-Hamletted his own Hamlet. Certainly, he deceived Dr. Bailey, who courteously began to reply to him in Latin, but whether he saw that Bolsover appeared " sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought "-we would not say dumbfoundedor whether he took pity on those who had not been educated at the School, he continued his speech in fluent English.
What was the use of education ? asked Dr. Bailey. Little or none, if one measured it with a materialistic yardstick. Its value was that it gave one resources upon which to draw in after life. He wanted us to have three types of interests ; in people, in things, and in literature. From intercourse with other people we could learn something more than, and something different from, mere book learning. The effort of getting to know other people would draw us out from our own selfishnesses, and our reward would be the enrichment of our experiences and a deepening of our characters by sympathy with those of others. The influence of the character of a master or university professor was such as would have a great effect on our own. He greatly praised the system of international exchanges ; nothing could lead more quickly to a spirit of understanding and co-operation between the nations.
He wanted us to be interested in things ; in hobbies, in political and international affairs. All our efforts should be towards a widening of vision, of understanding, and of sympathy.
The treasure trove of literature contained the crystallised thoughts of great men down the generations. The value of History was that it taught of the rise and fall of man and his institutions ; Science sought out the nature of man and his environments, and the legacy of the Classics was the tradition of one of the world's greatest civilisations. A man was once discovered reading Virgil in his lunch hour. To those that mocked and asked what use, he had replied, " None, thank God ! " None in the market of this world, but how less bearable would it be were we not able to draw on the resources of our education.
Dr. A. W. Pickard-Cambridge proposed the vote of thanks to
Dr. Bailey. He added his contribution in praise of classical learning and
commented that the School was the only one in
Professor Craig, who seconded the vote of thanks, said that he 'had been a pupil of Dr. Bailey's and could well appreciate the point in his speech about the great influence of master on pupil.
Speech Day, 1938, ended with the singing of " Waltzing Matilda," which reminded us how much the playing of the Orchestra and the singing of the Choir had added to success of the evening.
The principal prize-winners were :-Royal Grammar School, Classical, T. G. Crookes ; Royal Grammar School, Ancient History, D. K. Griffith ; Wesley College, Science, J. Gadsby ; Wesley College, English (History), J. H. Williams ; French, German, Modern Language Essay and English Essay, K. A. Chare ; English and English Poem, J. B. Harrison ; Biology, G. D. Bolsover ; Classical Composition, B. Mayo.
The " record " Honours List for the year ending on this Speech Day was as follows :- - ' .
T. G. CROOKES :-(1) Open Scholarship of £100 a year for Classics at Oriel College, Oxford ; (2) The Akroyd Scholarship of £50 a year, open to all the Schools of Yorkshire ; (3) State Scholarship up to the value of £150 a year.
J. GADSBY :-(1) Open Scholarship of
£100 a year for Natural Science at
J. H. WILLIAMS :-Open Demyship of £100 a year for Modern History at Magdalen College Oxford.
L. N. GOLDSBROUGH :-Open
Scholarship of £100 a year for Natural Science at
K. A. CHARE :-(1)
J. B. HARRISON :-Open Scholarship
of £60 a year with the Arthur Sells (closed) Exhibition of £50 a year at
J. H. SIMON :-(1) Open Exhibition
of £80 a year for Classics at
J. S. BEARD :-Open Exhibition of
£80 a year for Natural Science at
B. MAYO :-State Scholarship up to the value of £150 a year.
A. HOLDEN :-Open Exhibition of £30
a year at the Imperial College of Science in the
E. BIGGIN :-Technical Scholarship
A. GORDON :-Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship of £50 a year for three
L. B. DENMAN :-Corporation
Scholarship of £30 a year for three years, at
W. SORBY :-Technical Studentship at
D. N. D. ALLEN :-(1) Town Trustees' Scholarship of £50 a year, awarded on the Higher Certificate Examination ; (2) The Founders' Exhibition of Sheffield Royal Grammar School.
G. CHESHAM :-(1) The Akroyd Scholarship ; (2) a Kitchener Memorial Scholarship up to the value of £100 a year.
E. F. GOOD :-(1) Additional
Founders' Exhibition of X50 a year of
Education Committee Scholarships tenable at Sheffield
H. HARDY, P. H. HOPPER, G. G. LEE, H. E. NEWTON, D. W. SMITH.
TRAINING for the Sports in 1938 was made difficult by the somewhat unusual circumstance of overcrowding. This is a new excuse for not training properly-but of course it was more than outweighed by the perfect conditions underfoot, which made the track consistently faster than it can have been for years. In the circumstances a large entry was to be expected, and did in fact materialize. Yet while the number of people on the close on half-holidays was greater than ever before, the number of those who are prepared to train at all seriously remains small ; may their good example be contagious !
An event in which the good effect of steady practice was
very clear was the High Jump. For the first time we had at least two
competitors doing a type of Western Roll. One of them, G. I. Chapman,
deservedly won the Senior Event with a jump of 5ft 12in. Perhaps his success
will encourage other promising jumpers to try the new style. Chapman later
competed in the Under 16 High Jump at the Public Schools' Sports in
There were many good races during the Sports, and we have seldom seen such a series of tussles for places as was seen in the various 100 Yards Events. The judges' task was no sinecure. D. Fulford was second in the Senior 100 Yards, but first in all the other races, and a good successor to his brother as Champion Athlete. His most consistent rival was L. B. Denman, who gave him a good race in several events.
G. H. Parsons was this year in the Under 15 Class, and again won his events quite decisively. If he does not overdo things while he is young, he should do very well later on.
The House Competition resulted in a win for
In the Senior Tug Chatsworth's row of heavyweights proved too much for their opponents, whilst in the Under 14 event the '° Sherwood team had but to lean rhythmically, and their opponents appeared to advance headlong !
We sympathised, as usual, with those who barked their shins in barrels, and enmeshed their limbs in nets, during the course of the Obstacle Race. And as for the Sack Race, it was clear from the very first heats that this year's virtuoso, Bywaters, had the event
in the bag " (sic).
After the Sports the Mistress Cutler, Mrs. F. A. Neill, kindly presented the trophies.
The results were as follows :
100 YARDS.-Open : 1st, Burley, W. A. ; 2nd, Fulford, D. ; 3rd Barry, D. A. Time, 115 sec. 14-15 years : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Jones, E. A.; 3rd, Wright, M. Time, 115 sec. 12-14 years : 1st, Winston, D. ; 2nd, Dronfield, R. ; 3rd, Wheatley, M. F. Time, 12J sec. 10-12 years 1st, Smith, J. D.; 2nd, Thompson, M. R.; 3rd, Johnson, F. G. Time, 131 sec. Under 10 years : 1st, Whalley, D. A. ; 2nd, Milner, A. J. ; 3rd, Siddell, J. A. Time, 145 sec.
220 YARDS.-Open : 1st, Fulford, D. ; 2nd, Barry, D. A. ; 3rd, Denman, L. B. Time, 25f sec. 14-15 years : 1st, Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Jones, E. A. ; 3rd, Malby, P. H. Time, 265 sec. 12-14 years : 1st, Winston, D. ; 2nd, Jowitt, G. A. ; 3rd, Dronfield, R. Time, 28J sec. 10-12 years : 1st, Smith, J. D.; 2nd, Thompson, M. R.; 3rd, Reeve, D. E. D. Time, 314, sec. Under 10 years : 1st, Whalley, D. A. ; 2nd, Milner, A. J. ; 3rd, Siddell, J. A. Time, 345 sec.
QUARTER MILE.-Open : 1st, Fulford, D. ; 2nd, Chare, K. A.; 3rd, Denman, L. B. Time, 585 sec. 14-15 years : 1st Parsons, G. H. ; 2nd, Malby, P. H. ; 3rd, Jones, E. A. Time, 615 sec. 12-14 years : 1st Nowill, J. A. ; 2nd, Sheppard, M. ; 3rd,. Oliver, J. G. Time, 705 sec. Under 12 years : 1st, Thompson, J. E. ; 2nd, Burkinshaw, M. B. ; 3rd, Reeve, D. E. D.
HALF MILE.-Open : 1st, Fulford, D. ; 2nd, Denman, L. B. ; 3rd, Wheatley, P. J. Time, 2 min. 19 sec.
ONE MILE.-Open.: 1st, Fulford, D. ; 2nd, Denman, L. B. ; 3rd, Shardlow, R. M. Time, 5 min. 21 sec.
HALF MILE HANDICAP.-1st, Booth, J. A. 2nd, Shardlow, R. M.; 3rd, Townsend, R. V.
ONE MILE HANDICAP.-1st, Wade, L. M.; 2nd,
Slater, W. D.; 3rd,
HIGH jump.-Open: 1st, Chapman, G. I. ; 2nd, Burley, W. A.; 3rd, Rhodes, P. Height, 5 ft. 12 in. 12-15 years : 1st, Cotton, J. M. ; 2nd, Lawton, A. G. ; 3rd, Phillips, R. Height, 4 ft. 64 in. Under 12 years ; 1st, Thompson, M. R. ; 2nd, Reeve, D. E. D. ; Dakin, R. H. Height, 3 ft. 11 in.
LONG jump.-Open: 1st, Ledingham, G. 2nd, Burley, W. A.; 3rd, Wheatley, P. J. Length, 17 ft. 112 in. 12-15 years : 1st, Hall, E. S. 2nd, Horn, J. ; 3rd, Lawton, A. G. Length, 16 ft. 0 in. Under 12 years : 1st, Reeve, D. E. D. ; 2nd, Thompson, M. R. ; 3rd, Lonsdale, D. A. Length, 13 ft. 10 in.
SACK RACE.-Over 12 years : 1st, Bywaters, K. R. 2nd, Chapman, G. I. Under 12 years : 1st, Wolstenholme, M. ; 2nd, Beevers, J. R.
OBSTACLE RACE.-Over 12 years : 1st, Gunter, P. J. ; 2nd, Beardsmore, W. J. ; 3rd, Harrison, J. G. Under 12 years : 1st, Lee, J. E. ; 2nd, Shapero, P.; 3rd, Craven, G.
SENIOR SCHOOL.-Over 14 : 1st,
JUNIOR SCHOOL.-1St, Osborn; 2nd, Britons ; 3rd, Angles.
CHAMPION HousE. -
CHAMPION ATHLETE.-Fulford, D.
THE standard of swimming in the school is not exceptionally high. Considering the fact that we have on the premises, such an excellent bath, it is rather disappointing. Only a small proportion of the boys take advantage of the periods which are set aside for voluntary bathes, and of these, the number who get enthusiastic about swimming, either from the point of view of style or speed, is surprisingly small. There is little doubt that many boys will realise when it is too late, what a good opportunity they are missing.
Two alterations were made in the list of events compared with last year. Firstly, a " neat dive " has been introduced for boys under 15 years. This is undoubtedly an event to be encouraged, and produced some good efforts. Secondly, the " Open neat dive " was decided by three dives, one from the side; one from the spring-board, and one from the five-metre board, instead of by dives from the side only, as in previous years. This is now the most spectacular item on the programme, and actually produced the highest standard in the open events. R. Maddocks was first and has possibilities of becoming a first class diver.
For the first time a Water Polo match was played at the Sports, and it was quite evident that the game is very much in its infancy in the school. The standard of play should improve considerably next year when it is hoped to run a House competition and some School matches.
G. H. Foggitt is to be congratulated on being- the only recordbreaker of the day. He reduced the " under 14, 1 length, breaststroke " record by 1/5th second, in 24 1/5th seconds. R. Maddocks and F. C. Downing had a grand fight for the individual swimming championship and ended level. They were largely instrumental in Chatsworth winning "the House Championship with a comfortable lead of 93 points.
Free Style (1 length).-1, Downing, F. C. ; 2, Maddocks, R. ; 3, Gebhard, J. D.
Free Style (3 lengths).-1, Maddocks, R.; 2, Downing, F. C.: 3, Morgans, L. E.
Breast Stroke (2 lengths).-1, Holden, A,.; 2, Okell, W. F.; 3, Coldwell, K.
Back Stroke (2 lengths).-1, Downing, F. C.; 2, Coldwell, K.; 3, Rogers, H. C.
Style Swimming.-1, Foggitt, R. H.; 2, Coldwell, K.; 3, Holden, A.
Neat Dive.-1, Maddocks, R. ; 2, Fulford, D. ; 3,
HOUSE RELAY (SENIOR)-FOR THE MELLING CUP.
1, Chatsworth-Flint, W. M.1- Holden, A.; Downing, F. C.; Maddocks, R.
2, Clumber-Bolsover, G. D.; Okell, W. F.; Hutton, K.; Chamberlain, P. B.
HOUSE RELAY (JUNIOR).
1, HADDON-Holmes, S. H. ; Sturt, W. G. ; Howard, J. D. ; Hitchcock, B.
2, WENTWORTH - Foggitt, G. H. Ownsworth, W. H. ; Stones, E. C. ; Glatman, S.
Neat Dive.'-1, Cotton, J. M. ; 2, Foggitt, G. H. ; 3, Swycher,
Free Style (2 lengths).-1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, Leeson, R. G. ; 3, Foggitt R. H.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Foggitt, R. H. ; 2, Dale, H. M. ; 3, Sturt, W. G.
Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Denham, R. M. ; 2, Foggitt, R. H. ; 3, Nicol, D. M.
Free Style (1 length).-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Sturt, W. G. ; 3, Peace, V.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Foggitt, G. H. (24 1/5th sec. Record) ; Dale, H. M. ; 3, Sturt, W. G.
Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Foggitt, G. H. ; 2, Nowill, J. ; 3, Wolstenholme, T. T.
A Sherwood v. Wentworth B
A Team.-Drake, H.; Johnson, P. L. ; Roycroft, J. S. ; Downing,
F. C. ; Morgans,
L. E. ; Maddocks, R. ;
B Team.-Richardson, K.; Parkin, M.; Chamberlain, P. B.; Bolsover,
G. D.; Swycher,
WINNER.-B Team. Score 4-0.
" DAILY INDEPENDENT " CHALLENGE SHIELD. (To be held by the Champion Swimmer). Awarded to Maddocks, R., and Downing, F. C. Total number of swimmers, 277.
When the British Empire Games Team set sail for Australia aboard the Orient liner Ormonde, on December 4th, 1937, it realised that a wonderful adventure lay before it, but even the most experienced and travelled members did not fully comprehend all the pleasure and enjoyment which the next four months had in store for them.
The team was composed of roughly 90 members which included some 60 men and 30 women. The different sports represented were athletics, boxing, wrestling, swimming, cycling and rowing.
As is not unnatural for December, the Atlantic was rough -
very rough - and the
We enjoyed every moment of the outward trip, eating to repletion, doing physical exercises all morning and basking in the sun all afternoon. At every port of call the local British Empire Games Association turned out to meet us with a fleet of motor-cars and took us to see everything that was worth seeing.
After six weeks we arrived at long last in
The hospitality of the Australian people was truly amazing,
and had we desired we could have had dinner out every evening and spent every
day sightseeing in someone's motor-car, but that was not to be, for our training
schedule had to be adhered to strictly. We were however, free to do as we
pleased in the afternoons and at week-ends, when we did out best to see all
that was worthy of note in
That which appealed to the swimmers however, was no doubt
the countless number of beaches which were within easy reach of
As the week of the competitions grew closer everyone became fitter and fitter and retired to bed at very early hours, some even sleeping all afternoon. Nerves became frayed and highly strung, due to the proximity and importance of the contests, and to the fact that this series of Games is only held once every four years.
On the opening day there was a grand parade of athletes
representing almost every corner of the British Empire and apart from the
Dominions, Bermuda, British Guinea, Trinidad,
On the results of the, events, be they athletics, boxing or swimming,
I will not dwell, for by now they are history, and those who want can look them
up for themselves. For myself the most impressive moment was when the Medley
Relay team consisting of three of us swimming different styles, won the race for
To tell of all that we did, and all the friends that we made, and the souvenirs which we bought would be well nigh impossible in so short a narrative as this, but I might just mention that my collection of souvenirs included, inter alia, the native boomerangs, a sword fish's sword, part of an aeroplane which crashed before our eyes one day at Cronulla beach, imitation koala bears and kangaroos, ivory and ebony elephants from Ceylon and silks from Aden.
The return journey was a veritable feast of fruit from morning till night and many lazy days were spent in comparison with the hard work of the previous two months.
To conclude, I must say that we who were fortunate enough to
be chosen to represent
ON Thursday, March 31st, a party of twenty-three boys from
K.E.S. set off for
Then life began : a glorious fortnight of aesthetic and physical improvement, administered with Teutonic thoroughness, and imbibed in devastating doses that nearly wrecked the British constitution.
To treat first of the aesthetic : we visited an infinity of Schloses and Burgen, Hohlen and Rathauser to see exquisite stalagmites and stalactites, paintings in miraculous perspective by the Master of Durer, endless gilded corridors of an aristocratic antiquity ; incredible furniture and still more incredible people. We embraced in a fortnight the culture of centuries, and it tired our receptive powers a little, as well as our legs, but the memories of all we saw will be lasting, if promiscuous.
There was too, another and perhaps more precious aspect of these almost daily excursions ; each took us through the unfamiliar scenery of the Harz and presented a variety of charming landscapes red-roofed villages nestling in the undulations of vast open fields ; the steep, wooded cliffs of the Bodetal ; the scenery round the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz - we went there on one unforgettable day, when there were white clouds and blue sky above, and crisp, deep white snow underfoot, which disappeared away under the pines in endless rises and falls between the trunks of the trees. Even the Philistines in our midst were moved.
Physical edification 'was promoted chiefly by the notorious 7 a.m. or earlier Fruhsport, when you crept out of a warm bed into a pair of gym shorts, and footed it through the wood for a mile or so. The fresh air with which you then filled your lungs was preserved for further use later in the day, when you travelled in the black hole of German Calcutta and dined in a hermeticallysealed room. Thorough, whichever way you took it. We played soccer too, and on one occasion licked a local side by a narrow margin, in fact we probably shouldn't have won but some ill-advised person deprived Mr. Fletcher of a lump of his flesh, which prompted him to score a couple of goals to put the matter right.
On April 14th we departed for
It was a great life in
It is hard to sum up such a holiday ; much has been left out, such as the occasion of Hitler's birthday, the final
dinner in the Rundfunkturm, or our adventures in Blankenburg. But the trouble is that the wrong things
always stick in one's mind. Mr. Waterhouse's inimitable achievement in
Maid : " Que voulez-vous, Monsieur?"
Mr. W.: " Pourriez-vous me donned ein Glas Wasser, bitte, s'il vous plait?"
A grand effort, because the flabbergasted maid brought him vin ordinaire out of sheer admiration.
Or a conversation like this, in any German town : " Und hier haben wir das alteste, beruhmteste, schonste Schloss ganz Deutschlands. Sie konnen's unmoglich versaumen."
" Frank, there's a kuchen shop over there." " O.K. Come on."
Exit two Philistines.
" That's a nice piece of architecture, Arthur, over the road there."
" Hm, not much shape about it, and the Classical never did appeal to me as much as the Romantic."
" No, but the foundations of that are pretty good."
It requires a knowledge of architecture, of course, to appreciate that, and you only learn by travel ; it gives you a discriminating judgment whilst increasing the catholicity of your taste. Go yourself some time and find out !
K. A. C. and A. H.
Her culture to the ignorant imparts.
Rude blacks she blesses with the Roman Peace
Parades her regimented sons-like geese.
A mindless generation she would raise ;
And those with minds must use them but for praise.
Papers in hand three sit on public bench
" Dear ! Dear ! " says one, and straight the third doth blench,
"Tut ! Tut ! " the second as he reads the sheet,
" No Politics ! " squeaks three, and beats retreat.
In England, though all have the right to think,
Some stupid asses can't be made to drink
And so to something safer than the news
Young John Bull turns, his paltry self t'amuse,
Tries flicks, road-houses, racquets, bats, clubs, cues,
Dabbles in pools, backs dogs, whate'er's in vogue,
And trusts the honour of an oft-prov'd rogue.
" Let not your minds be troubled," says His Grace,
" Though pacts be broken, and
the League lose face."
"Air raids on
(Unless in sacred oil you've chanced t'invest.
Then clad in righteous wrath you safely can
Bully the red, defaulting, Mexican).
Discreetly men to Principle may cling,
But ne'er forget that Interest's the thing
J. B. H.
GREAT Uncle Richard was a Character. Perhaps that is why he
was my favourite uncle, and why I always anticipated
my visits to him with greet happiness. His life history appeared more legendary
than palpable-one could never be too sure of the authenticity of his tales of
long years of adventurous life in South America, the Bermudas and the
This process of evolution, though hardly inexplicable, caused me further uneasiness each time I visited him. He was always as fond of me as I of him, but I had found the former heartiness far more to my liking than the nervous introspectiveness that took its place. It was particularly disturbing one Christmas ; gone was all the hale cheeriness which I had formerly known ; he would sit in his library all day long and far into the night, swathed in the long, tasselled dressing-gown which I had bought him as a Christmas present, reading laboriously through all manner of works, from Ovid to Shakespeare, avoiding (to all appearance conscientiously) that lighter class of reading which one would imagine would interest an octogenarian. It was as though he was suddenly seized with a panic to obtain before death overtook him that education which his unconventionality had formerly denied him ; and, lacking other guidance was (without discretion), choosing as his literature every high-sounding work of which he had ever heard.
Occasionally he would apply to me for elucidation on subjects which puzzled him, though more often than not I was unable to satisfy him. I have forgotten most of his problems, but one I have particular cause to remember, though I did not pay much attention to it at the time. I happened to be able to inform him in answer to his query that Nemesis was known to the Greeks as the goddess of vengeance and chastisement, punishing arrogance or boastfulness accompanying extraordinary good fortune ; I must also have given the impression that she followed close on the heels of her victim, probably by mentioning, by way of an embellishment to my explanation, a certain slip in Schiller's Piccolomini, of which I had a vague recollection. Further details of my explanation have escaped my memory, for, as I say, I had no particular reason to take note of them at the time.
The next occasion on which I visited my uncle was early in spring. I had not intended going to see him until the summer, but news of his apparently failing health caused me to visit him sooner. It was not long before I perceived a distinct decline in his health, both mental and physical. For the first time I saw him looking really old. Frailty of body and a distressing instability of mind seemed to have taken the place of his former vigour. I was told by his valet that my uncle spent most of each day in bed, and in the evening remained huddled up in his long, tasselled dressing-gown in the library, sometimes reading, more often staring into the fire and muttering to himself. The valet told me that my uncle caused him much anxiety by sending all the servants to bed at ten o'clock prompt, always refusing to be taken to bed himself. When the Master retired to his room no one could say, though he was always found there safe and sound when his breakfast was taken up at nine in the morning.
Precisely the same routine was observed the night I arrived. My uncle and I ate a simple meal by candlelight, during which the old man fidgetted impatiently and spoke little. When we had finished we repaired to the library, and my uncle gave the order for the servants to go to bed as soon as their duties were completed. He remained silent, staring into the fire, and listening nervously until he heard them retire. Then, drawing his chair close to mine, and leaning forward until his pale, wrinkled face was but a few inches from my own, he began to speak in a hoarse whisper.
I found it difficult to follow the faltering story which he told. He began with a long, disconnected narrative of his early life, with many aspects of which I was unfamiliar. He told how he had accumulated great wealth during his wanderings, and made no small point of the fact that his methods were not always scrupulous. Again and again he harped on this fact, and I began to realize that I was in effect listening to a confession. At first I was unable to define the reason for this nervous outburst, but as he rambled on, the pitch of his voice gradually rising higher and higher, I gathered that it was prompted by no mere pricking of conscience, that there was indeed some obscure phenomenon behind this agonizing mental disturbance. Incredulously I heard him relate in agitated tones how, every night, as he ascended the stairs, he was haunted by some stealthy being, which followed close on his heels, halting when he halted, running when he ran. He would turn and see nothing, yet with every step he took he could hear the soft footfall of the presence behind. His voice rose to a shriek. " It will get me ! " he cried fervently ; " it must get me ! I have sinned, and must suffer ! The Goddess of Vengeance- must have her victim
Nemesis ! "
He sank back in his chair, his hands covering his face. I stared at him bewildered, as he slouched there whimpering like a frightened dog, and uttering from time to time the word " Nemesis ! " At last I thought I understood, but was at a loss as to what I should say. Should I humour him, or
Suddenly he got to his feet, and stood staring down at me, his eyes blazing with a peculiar passion. " You don't believe," he cried, " but you must ! Come ! "
He turned and hobbled slowly to the door, his dressing-gown hanging limply over his shoulders, the tassels trailing on the floor. For a moment I stood hesitating ; then, in response to another call, began to follow. At the foot of the stairs he halted. " You must go first," he said. " Slowly. And listen carefully."
I began to mount the stairs as I was bid, not caring to turn round. He followed close on my heels. We mounted in silencethe only sounds of which I was aware were the pat-pat of my own slippered feet, the shuffle of my uncle's carpet-slippers, andunmistakably, a little behind our own, the soft pad of a third set of steps. I turned, and saw my uncle and-no one else. He pushed me on. " Keep going," he whispered hoarsely. " The Goddess of Vengeance-Nemesis-she must follow." We came to my uncle's room.
" You see," he whispered, " she must get me-some day."
He swept his dressing-gown around him, and stepped over the threshold. I stood bewildered as the door closed behind him.
When my uncle sat in his library next evening the familiar tasselled dressing-gown did not hang limply over his shoulders.
DEEP in the mountains of Timbuctoo
Lives a man of ninety,
He lives on nothing but orange-peel
Cut in thin slices
For his monthly meal.
All day he contemplates the void
And swots at flies
Which he's decoyed
Into his cave, in which he grows
Banana-trees and mistle-toes,
Which he well knows
He'll never sell, and that is why
He chews his peel.
Sell him balloons when they fly past
On roller-skates and motor-cars,
Balloons which last
For years and years and years and years
Until they burst with a loud bang,
A bang which clears
The cave of flies ; then in his lair
He chews his peel
And swots at air.
OUR cat is called Tommy ; he is eighteen months old. He is one of those cats that are very particular about the food he eats. This is his diet. He usually eats half a pound of stewing beef a day. (He eats it raw). He won't look at cooked meat. Sometimes he eats sardines for a change. We buy him small tins which cost two-pence.
I will now get back to what I was about to say. It happened last year. When the snow came-it was the first time he had seen it-it was really comical to watch him. He put one foot in the snow which was about two inches deep at the time and he quickly drew it back. He licked it dry and put it out again. It was kept in this time. He risked the other paw and finally the last two. He picked his way carefully across the yard and jumped gingerly up, the steps on to the lawn and finally took to his heels and fled.
To end up with I must say two more things. When Mother comes in with the shopping basket hull of food he always seems to know if there is anything for him. He jumps up on the stool and smells all round the basket. He is cute. When any new flowers are put on my cupboard top he sits by them and sniffs at each one in turn and if he can get his head in the vase, he takes a long drink of the water. If we give him milk he refuses to drink it.
I HAVE been asked to " write something for the Mag." Why should I? Why should I scintillate just that a few boys may have an excuse to do no work on the last day of Term ? Do you really want a Mag ? If so, why don't you write it yourselves ? And say what you mean.
Well, well, here is a compromise. Two stories about you ; in fact you wrote them, though you didn't realise it.
I was feeling fed up. Why ? Oh, I don't know, does one ever know just why ? Anyway I had just found that I had left my keys at home, and that meant all sorts of horrid snags. Yes, that was the obvious reason.
The Form saw me hunt through my pockets and then curse under my breath (" What's the matter, sir ? " " Get on with your work "), and saw that I was annoyed. (" Please sir, are you in a bad temper this morning? " " Yes And then someone laughed.
You may not have realised the
brutality which takes place inside the walls of even up-to-date schools like
What was I to do ? I couldn't ignore the laugh-it was so obviously asking, for trouble, and if ignored it would surely have gone on to more desperate measures. No, I must nip it in the bud ; crush the insurrection ; quell the riot. So I said : " Tell mejust why do you take such intense pleasure in the misery of schoolmasters ? "
" Well, you see, sir, it's like this." He was leaning back in his seat and thoroughly enjoying himself. " I look on schoolmasters as a sort of plague, and when one of them annoys me I just try to get in a crack at another one, just to keep the plague down."
So now we know.
There was a new boy in the class. And the class were uppish, a bit above themselves (so I thought). I thought " they're just doing it to show off to a new boy ; I'll larn' em." And I did -a hundred lines all round. Very quiet they were too ; quite a shock. Then the voice of one of the class broke the silence. " Gerr, you're only doing it to show off to a new boy."
A week later. I am taking Special Time Table. Very crowded ; two Forms ; a Fifth Form Set and a Second Form. Very peaceful at first. Then a Fifth-former starts fooling about. " Come here ! What are you doing? ! Fifth-former tries to be funny. I roar at him (insubordination !) ; set him a thundering big imposition. Then I sit and think ....
The period is nearly over. " Bring me what you've done of that imposition." Very slowly I tear it up, everyone listens expectantly. "Alright, that'll do. We've both been showing off. You've been showing off to the Second Form kids that you could rag me, and I've been showing off that I could squash you, so we're about quits."
And just remember that next time both of you-both sorts of plague !
THE 1st XI looked good from the beginning. We said " Oh, they ought to beat every school they play." They didn't of course ; very few cricket teams live up to that sort of expectation ; but they did something better. Under the excellent captaincy of Bolsover they steadily improved and finally came to the very top of their form on the day of the Old Boys' match. They beat a very strong Old Boys' XI and beat them fairly and squarely. That showed them to be a very good team at their best. In criticism one might point to a few off days in which fielding was poor, and to the lack of a bowler who could uproot a pair of batsmen who put up the barn door.
The 2nd XI started the season as a collection of possibilities with not much prospect of being a really good team. They started shakily, but just managed to win their first match and have had a very good season ; far better than I, for one, ever expected. Williams, J. H., is to be complimented on producing such a successful team from so uncertain a beginning.
P. F. T.
The keenness of two or three and spasmodic bursts of energy
in the nets on the part of others, have produced rather moderate results this
season. There seems to be an idea among some that it is only necessary to come
to nets immediately before a match, and one or two players who might have been
promising have not made the progress expected of them, merely because they
neglected net practice. The match against Nether Edge was played in very cold
weather and consequently many catches were dropped. Our batting was good but
did not have the luck previously enjoyed by Nether Edge. In the match versus
The Under 15 team has the important function of recruiting players for the 1st and 2nd XI's. It is not composed only of ex-members of the Under 14 XI., some of whom go straight into one of the two top teams. There is, therefore, plenty of room in it for players who failed to get into the Under 14 team. These are the people, who, we think, need particularly to be encouraged. Failure to get into the Under 14 team need in no way mean the end of cricketing ambition. By taking a keen interest in Under 15 activities they put themselves well in the running for selection to play in the 2nd XI.
Although it was difficult to arrange satisfactory trial games early in the term, and many younger boys did not have the chance they deserved of earning a place in the side, the Under 14 XI has played rather better cricket than usual. The batting of the side has been promising, in spite of a rather long tail, and the bowling has been accurate and of good length, though lacking in sting. The fielding, at its best lively and full of hostility and at its worst extremely slovenly, has been rather uncertain. Of the individual players, Holmes is by far the best, while Parfitt has been a sound captain and is a promising batsman. Brawley has done very well as a batsman, bowler and fielder, and Whatlin as a batsman and bowler.
Up to the present there have been five matches of which the
first, against Nether Edge, was lost. There has been one tie (thanks to the
E. W. T.
K.E.S. v. CRAVEN GENTLEMEN.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, 7th
May. Bolsover won the toss and decided to field. Buckley and Downing
opened and two wickets were down for eight runs. There were no surprises during
the innings, everybody bowling steadily and the
Craven innings closed at 105. The School opened with Buckley and Fletcher.
Buckley was missed off his first ball and bowled off his second. Fletcher was
bowled with a ball that never rose an inch and Bolsover was
unluckily run out. Score, 6 for 3 wickets. Chare and
Wheatley then came together and gradually brought the score to 67 when Chare
was out l.b.w. Hutton came and Wheatley went. Gebhard came and Hutton went. Turner came
and Gebhard went.
K.E.S. v. F. T. SAVILLE'S XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on 11th May. Bolsover lost the toss and the School fielded without the services of Fletcher. ' Buckley and Downing opened but both received rough
treatment from Mr. Brearley and Fulford, J. The first
wicket fell at 39, when Fulford mistimed a full-toss
of Buckley s, and was out l.b.w. The next wicket
carried the score to 94, before Wall was l.b.w. to
The School started disastrously, Chare and Buckley leaving before the score was opened. Wheatley left at 8, Hutton at 11 and Gebhard and Powell at 21. Then Downing again came to the rescue. He and Bolsover both batted very soundly against the good bowling of Maddocks and Fulford, J. They carried the score to 47, before Bolsover was out to an excellent ball from Fulford. The rest was just a procession, with only Downing batting at all well and the score closed at 70.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, 14th
May. Bolsover won the toss and elected to field. Buckley and Downing opened and soon Gebhard took a
nice catch in the slips with the score at 5. Downing then bowled the next man
and two wickets were down for 9. Then came a
considerable stand which took the score to 57, before it was eventually broken
by a catch off
The School then went in to bat, having to make 182 runs in 1
hour 40 minutes to win. Wheatley and Hutton opened and carried the score to 15
before Hutton was bowled. Chare came and started confidently with a couple of
fours before Wheatley left at 28. Buckley followed and was soon l.b.w., and Bolsover, who started with a lovely off-drive,
was " drained." Downing and Gebhard both stayed for a few minutes with Chare, who was
batting magnificently. Time was drawing to a close when Powell came and went.
Turner hit 2 and then was stumped.
K.E.S. V. SHEFFIELD COLLEGIATE.
Played at Abbeydale on Wednesday, 25th
May. The School batted first and started disastrously, Wheatley, Chare
and Bolsover leaving before the score reached double figures. Buckley was out
soon after, so was Fletcher and it remained for Hutton and Rhodes to pull the
side together a bit. They added about 30 before
K.E.S. V. MOUNT ST. MARY'S
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, 4th June. Bolsover won the toss and decided to field on a wicket which was drying after the heavy rains, and looked rather sticky. Buckley and Downing opened very steadily and both had l.b.w. decisions given them before the score reached double figures. McGovern then came in and hit Downing half-way to Bents Green before Powell brilliantly caught him at deep mid-wicket. Fletcher then proceeded to get the next three batsmen out for one run and Bolsover finished off the last man.
The School had to get 67 runs in an hour and a half. Fletcher and Wheatley opened and although Fletcher kept one end up steadily his partners continued to come and go before Buckley made the winning hit. Fletcher continued to bat comfortably until 6.30, carrying his score to 46 not out, before stumps were drawn.
K.E.S. v. H. E. PEARSON'S XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Whit Tuesday. Bolsover won the toss and the School fielded first, Buckley and Downing opening to the two Batemans, who both batted very well, their running between wickets being perfect. The score mounted quickly, and it was not until Fletcher had been brought on that the first wicket fell at 44. Fletcher continued to bowl well all through the innings, and when Downing came back they ran through the side, the score closing at 93 and Fletcher ending up with the good analysis of 7 for 26.
Fletcher and Bolsover opened comfortably against Waghorn, but the former was unluckily " drained with only two to his credit. Bolsover left at 6, Powell and Wheatley at 10, and although Buckley batted stolidly with Chare for a time, Pearson continued to run through the School team and had the extraordinary analysis of 8.5 Overs, 5.5 Maidens, 9 Runs, 10 Wickets.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Thursday, 16th
June. Bolsover lost the toss and the School fielded on a hard wicket,
Buckley and Downing bowling.
Fletcher and Bolsover opened and straightaway Fletcher began hitting fours, and when Bolsover came out at 21, Fletcher had scored 19 of them. Chare came in and he and Fletcher soon knocked off the required runs. The School continued batting until 6.30, Fletcher taking his score to 72, Chare making 26, Powell 23 and Downing 29.
K.E.S. v Wakefield G.S.
K.E.S. v. OLD EDWARDIANS.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, 11th June. Bolsover lost the toss but Burdekin decided to bat so the School as usual fielded first, and was soon successful, Downing getting Bateman, A. W. l.b.w. in the second over. Wickets continued to fall steadily. Buckley was swinging the ball a lot, Bolsover held two lovely catches at second slip and Downing kept a steady length. Pearson and Saville made a stand for the 7th wicket, but Pearson left soon after lunch and the innings soon closed.
Fletcher and Bolsover opened steadily for the School against the fast bowling of Hardy and Pearson, and it was not until 33 that Bolsover left to a good caught and bowled by Ambler. Chare did not last long, but Fletcher and Powell took the score up to 76 before Fletcher was out after a steady innings of 40. Wheatley went in and after a hearty clump for 6 came out again, and the Old Boys score was passed by Buckley and Powell with still 6 wickets to fall-a very good performance by the School players.
WENTWORTH-CLUMBER HOUSE FINAL.
The final of the House Knock-out matches took place at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, June 29th. Wentworth batted first against Bolsover and Powell's bowling. There were two or three times when Wentworth's hopes were very small, but Buckley, Booth and Simon were the heroes of the innings, making 31, 23 and 13, respectively. Clumber were not so fortunate in having one or two batsmen capable of making a stand. In reply to Wentworth's 96, they only made 37. All except Bolsover's fighting spirit was crushed when Wentworth again made 99 in the second innings. Rain and time prevented Clumber from doing anything better than losing three wickets for 14.
BEFORE turning to the matches which have been played this term it is perhaps meet that a few words should be said about the state of the game in the School.
This term we have been very fortunate in having a very
enthusiastic member of the Staff, Mr. Cumming, as Fives Master. He soon revived
interest in the game by acquiring, from places unknown, four new pairs of gloves
and a stock of proper Rugby balls, which are definitely much better to play
with than the old
Another accomplishment of Mr. Cumming is that he has succeeded
in making several Fives players realize that the two erections behind the Rugby
Courts are not merely typical examples of 20th century architecture, but are
actually Eton Fives' Courts. As we have two Eton Courts it seems a shame that
more people do not use them. Eton Fives, although not as fast and furious as
Rugby, is a game of much skill, and no doubt it would be worth the while of
some of the venerable philosophers of the Sixth Form who apparently are too
lazy to play
This term has been largely occupied by Competition matches, and there have been several good games. It is perhaps unfair to individualise, but two or three games stand out. Possibly the best match, so far, was that between Buckley and Wheatley, which Buckley eventually won, owing to his greater speed about the court. Wheatley had a very good match with Fletcher, C. W., the result of which was in doubt right until the end, when Wheatley's superior stamina and experience pulled him through.
In the House Competition the finalists are Clumber and Wentworth. Clumber provided a surprise by beating Chatsworth, but the other games have gone according to expectations. The feature of the " Under 14 " Competitions has been the number of boys who were entered by zealous House Fives Captains, and who had never played Fives before. As a result of this, progress has been somewhat delayed, but it is hoped that both the Competitions will be finished before the end of term.
It is difficult in these rainy days of July to hark back to the bone-hard pitches of May, and to think of the endless sunny days and of the jolly games we played. But it is perhaps because of them that we have had more than the usual enthusiasm this term ; we really have tried to hold a straight bat and to overcome the natural tendency to run away to square leg when a terrifying fast bowler bears down on us.
As in football, 2A, largely composed of last year's XI, have provided the sternest opposition for our Saturday games ; and it says much for our present XI that, though defeated at the first meeting, they fought bravely enough at the second to earn a creditable victory. We like to think of that for our other Saturday exploits have been rather mixed ; more often than not we have been defeated.
In outside matches we have met, and narrowly defeated, Westbourne ; and we are hoping to do so again very shortly.
Birkdale, as usual, brought over a side proficient at all points, and we gave
them all the assistance that we could by running ourselves out and dropping
most of the vital catches. We deserved to be defeated, and we were given our
deserts. It is a pity that we have to go to press before our annual match with
In the Inter-House Competition, not yet completed, Osborn are proving too strong for the other Houses in the 1st XI matches ; already they must win the Cup. In the 2nd XI games the position is very open, three Houses still holding a chance of winning. The 3rd XI Competition has been rather scrappy, as many teams have been incomplete ; but there again Osborn seem capable of beating all opposition.
Generally speaking, the batting has shown steady improvement through the term, Keighley, J. B. W., being our best performer ; Burkinshaw, N. B., has also played several good opening innings with him. It is in bowling however, that we have made our greatest finds ; Gledhill, J. H., and Leeson, J. M., often bowling successfully throughout an innings. The fielding has not been up to the standard of last year's-a very high standard, by the way. But Gill, G., has been outstanding in enthusiasm and skill, and his example is gradually helping others to improve. Keighley and Gledhill are good fieldsmen, but both have a tendency to wait for the ball instead of running in to field it as early as possible.
We should like, in conclusion, to mention gratefully the large and ever-widening support and encouragement given by many parents.
STOP-PRESS :-The match against Rotherham Grammar School Junior XI was won by 70 runs to 27. We should like to congratulate the winners especially on their fine exhibition of fielding and bowling.
The results of the events held on July 9th were as follows :
ONE LENGTH FREE STYLE.
1, Leeson, J. M. (S) ; 2, Wolstenholme, N. (N) ; 3, Stubbs, K. F. (0).
ONE BREADTH BEGINNERS' RACE.
1, Hind, J. A. (S) ; 2, Burkinshaw, N. B. (0) ; 3, Thorpe, F. C. (B).
ONE LENGTH BACK STROKE.
1, Wolstenholme, N. (N) ; 2, Gill, G. E. (N) ; and Burwell, P. R. (A).
1, Wolstenholme, N. (N); 2, Thompson, J. E. (B); 3, Martin, D. S. W. (B)
DIVING FOR PLATES.
1, Thompson, M. R. (0) ; 2, Wolstenholme, N. (N) ; 3, Martin, D. S. W. (B).
HOUSE RELAY RACE.
1, Angles ; 2, Britons ; 3, Saxons.
WE began the season this year with a fruitful expedition from Killamarsh to Barlborough, under the experienced leadership of Dr. Rankin. The canal, now disused, despite its industrial surroundings, is a happy hunting ground for aquarists.
Later in the term we explored the Grindleford valley, picking up quite a number of -unusual botanical specimens.
The Society, having lost several of its original members, and although having a fairly numerous youthful following, would welcome new members in the coming year.
W. A. M.
THE Scientific Society has been comparatively active this year, and a considerable number of visits have taken place, amongst which there have been a, few of especial interest.
On 6th October, a party visited the Works of the Sheffield Smelting Company, Limited. At these works sweepings from factories all over the world are smelted to recover precious metals from them. The party were shown how the various metals were separated and purified, an interesting problem from the analytical point of view, but perhaps the most impressive aspect of the visit was the very valuable nature of some of the products. At the beginning of the visit much interest was aroused by even quite small blocks of gold, but by the end of the visit we had almost ceased to take any interest in that metal, having seen considerable quantities of platinum, palladium and iridium, in addition to specimens of even more valuable metals.
On 16th October, a small party visited the Printing Works of
Messrs. Pawson and Brailsford,
The February Half-Term visit was very well attended. The
Works visited were those of Messrs. John Player and Sons, at Nottingham, and
the glass works of the British Thomson-Houston Company, Limited, at
'After lunch in Nottingham the party returned to
The year's visits concluded on 20th June, with a visit to the Automatic Telephone Exchange. The complicated automatic system was explained, and members of the party were allowed to inspect the apparatus.
THIS term has been one of great activity for the Orchestra.
We have played in two School Orchestra Festivals, in
A week after this, on Saturday 18th June, somewhat more
confident about playing in a strange hall after our experiences in
But the section in which it has been most evident has been the brass. This term the brass has found its feet : and if we go on at the rate we are going on at the project of founding a Brass Band, under the tuition of a professional, in addition to the Orchestra, may well be realised. .
This term we are hard at work on " Turn Back, 0 Man " (played in its entirety now that accidentals have lost their power to scare us) and " Waltzing Matilda," in collaboration with the School Choir and the School. The School may rest assured that its music will not fall below the level of its speeches.
As hinted above, the Orchestra needs more brass players if we are to have brass in the morning hymn and eventually a brass band ; any who want to take up a brass instrument (or, for that matter, any kind of orchestral instrument) should see Mr. Baylis without a moment's hesitation.
D. M. T.
A GOOD deal of work has been put in by the School Choir during the past year, although it has only been found possible for the Choir to appear in public on two occasions. These were the performances of " lolanthe," in February, and Speech Day, in June, and on the latter no less than the former occasion, the Choir contributed its due share towards the success of the evening.
It is reasonable to hope that there may be some kind of a
Concert next Christmas, followed in the not too-distant future by another
Gilbert and Sullivan opera. In order that the Choir may continue to perform
efficiently, recruits will be wanted at the beginning of next term,
particularly tenors and basses. I appeal to members of the
J. H. A.
PASSING by the library on Friday night, you hear heated arguments on deep intellectual subjects ; you may be sure that you are hearing the opinions of the mighty minds of the Transitus.
Under the able chairmanship of Mr. Cumming, the Transitus has formed a discussion group, a friendly and unprejudiced gathering, to discuss anything from the weighty matters of state and politics to lighter subjects such as the " Psychology of fat men."
Although this coterie is almost a monopoly of the modern studies Transitus, classical and scientific students have always been welcomed and the regular members have been sorry to note that they have not taken the opportunity of airing their views (if they have any).
We have, however, had the pleasure of the company and opinions of Messrs. Gibbon and Ludlam. Mr. Ludlam has put forward some particularly emphatic theories which defied argument yet failed to convince. Mr. Gibbon's sudden explosions into fierce rhetoric at times interrupted the peaceful somnolence of some of the less active participants. Mr. Stoecker's theories which he claimed to be axiomatic, were found, on dissection, to require more substantial proof than that they were the fruit of some of the greatest " left " authorities. Mr. Rogers urged the psycho-analysis of Hitler as a solution for some of the political problems of today and his idealist philosophy has caused some of the more sceptical members to doubt their existence. The National Government has a staunch supporter in Mr. Upton, who, we suspect, has a militarist mind, and would have us believe that war is a boon to the community in that it eliminates the surplus population of this overcrowded planet. " Peace, perfect peace " is the maxim of Messrs. Revill and Calvert, who regard human nature through rose-tinted glasses and are quite convinced that aggression is the outcome of repression. Mr. Scott, another Conservative member, rarely puts forward revolutionary theories, but successfully maintains the sanity of the meeting when the subject is drifting into the clouds of unreality.
As pioneers in this intellectual sphere, the Transitus would like to feel that it has established a precedent which will be followed by succeeding members of the form. At the close of an enjoyable year the members wish to thank sincerely Mr. Cumming for his efficient and generous leadership.
H. C. R.
J. H. P. U.
THE Committee which was formed in the summer of 1937 to collect and administer a fund for the commemoration of the Centenary of Wesley College, completed its task on 30th June of this year. A meeting was held on that evening at the School to receive the reports of the Secretary and Treasurer of the fund and to unveil the memorial tablet, which has been placed in the vestibule.
A sum of just over three hundred pounds has been subscribed and has been devoted to three objects : (1) The Wesley College Prizes, to be awarded annually to the best boys on the English and Science sides respectively ; won this year by J. H. Williams and J. Gadsby ; (2) the Trophy for Water Polo, to be competed for by House teams, as soon as these come into existence ; (3) the Commemorative Tablet.
This most beautiful piece of work in bronze and enamel, the
design of Mr. E. Mansell Jenkinson,
has been placed on the west wall of the vestibule. It bears the arms of
The unveiling was performed by Mr. Joseph Merrill, who was a
Sixth Form Discussion Group,
THE Discussion Group holds about six meetings a term in the two Winter terms. In these meetings we deal quite informally with political and economic questions, social problems, with religion in its relation to individuals and to the State. Our aim is to express our own ideas and to hear other people's. Above all it is to try and find a solution to problems by the pooling of various points of view rather than to attempt to establish our own argument as in a debate. We are particularly anxious that the whole Vlth shall be represented next year and that Classical, Modern, and Scientific sides will take equal part in our discussions which concern questions which are the business of everybody who reads a newspaper and takes an interest in what is going on around him.
G. S. V. P.
IN spite of the difficulty of fitting in out-of-school activities in a busy term, when anyway most people's instinct at 4.15 is to make for the open air, the Tuesday Club has had two full meetings. The stories read to us depend for their effect not so much on character drawing or description, as on a quick succession of lively incidents frequently involving a distressing loss of life. The stories of R. E. Walker and D. R. Dronfield, however, marked a considerable advance in the standard of construction and in the ingenuity with which the plots were developed by the authors, but the Tuesday Club will be fulfilling its ultimate purpose when it is realised that to create a character who is alive and real to the reader, and to describe a scene in a story so that the reader sees it clearly in his own mind, are . two functions of the author which are just as important as his ability to think out a plot.
T. H. Shaddock's contribution was of a different kind : it was a highly allusive satire in the style of Swift's " Gulliver's Travels," and was perhaps the best piece of writing we have heard.
There will be a number of vacancies for membership next term. G. S. V. P.
C. E. KING (1921-1926), who went to
C. A. FRITH (1917-1922) has left the Sheffield Education Offices to become Assistant Education Officer at Dewsbury.
A. SIMMERS (1921-1929) was married
H. R. VICKERS (1923-1929) is Clinical Assistant in the Derma tological Department of the Sheffield Royal Infirmary.
C. E. HOPKINSON (1919-1927) is Assistant Master at
C. S. HALL (1908-1915) is Second Master, and acting
J. A. HOPKINSON (1922-1930) was married on 16th July, to
Miss F. Wilkin (Romany,
E. J. DANIELL (1924-1932) is with Newton Chambers and Co., Ltd., as a student of mining engineering.
Change of address :
F. L. PRESTON, 31,
S. L. EVERITT, Weston Heath Farm, Nr. Shifnal,
R. P. PHILLIPS (1919-1927) was President of the Sheffield Junior Chamber of Commerce for 1937-38.
J. H. SHEPHARD is Engineering Assistant to the Borough of Romford (Town Hall, Romford, Essex).
T. H. WALKER (1919-1928), formerly with the Electric
Construction Company, Wolverhampton, and Lecturer at
J. DRINNAN (1919-1928) was married on 18th June at
E. G. TURNER (1921-1930), is a Lecturer 'in the Department
of Humanities in the
G. L. CAMM (1922-1933) was elected to the Senior
Mathematical Scholarship at
F. A. BYRNE (1925-1932) has obtained the Diploma of M.R.C.V.S.
R. H. M. COULTON (1929-1934) passed the Second Professional
Examination of the
H. A. HOLDEN (1929-1936) obtained First Class in Mathematics
and Physics in the Intermediate (B.Sc.) Examination at the Imperial College of
R. A. TREVETHICK (1924-1934) has been elected President of
the Medical Society at
E. R. MONYPENNY is Secretary of this Society.
A. M. JERROM is an accountant at the C.W.S. Printing Works, Reading, where, he tells us, are also Tom FISHER, who has just opened the "" Reading Vaudeville Club", and P. J. WATSON LIDDELL who is a schoolmaster. He wants t o know if there are any other O.E's. " in this-hole." We hope there are, since evidently a nucleus exists for a live branch of the O.E.A. !
G. A. MASON (Queen's College) : First Class Honours in Literae Humaniores.
R. K. HOLLOWAY (
C. A. POGSON (
L. N. WILD (
E. NAGLE (
C. -K. THORNHILL (Queen's College) : First Class in Mathematical Moderations.
H. Y. LARDER (
E. 'MARSH and A. J. MAUDE :-Satisfied Examiners in Pass Moderations.
I. R. SCUTT, of Trinity Hall, Squire Scholar :-Third Class in Part I (1937) and in Part 11 (1938) of the Law Tripos.
E. F. GOOD, Scholar of Gonville and
J. A. KELSO, H. ROBINSON : General Degree of B.A.
P. H. HOPPER, L. R. KAY, J. HIGGINBOTHAM : Inter. B.A. Arts, Division 2.
H. HARDY : Inter. B.A. Arts, Division 1.
A. GILPIN, J. HORNER, A. R. KENT : Diploma in Education.
B. W. HASTIE : Diploma in Public Administration, Part I, Div. 1.
D. E. WHITMAN : Inter. B.Sc. Division 2.
V. G. S. DAMMS : M.B., Ch.B. Final, Part 1.
G. L. HERMITTE, P. E. H. HOWARTH : M.B., Ch.B. First Examina tion.
R. D. BOLSOVER : Diploma of L.D.S. Second Examination Part 2.
G. S. F. GILL, G. G. LEE, R. V. MATHER, M. V. SAVILLE : Inter. LL.B.
J. G. WHITMAN : Ph.D., Civil Engineering.
P. H. MONYPENNY : B.Eng. Honours, Class 1.
R. ALLISON : B.Eng. Division 2.
K. W. SLACK : M.Sc. Tech.
D. F. GORDON, H. J. PHAFF : B.Met., First Examination, Honours.
J. N. BLACKHURST : Inter.B.Met.
R. H. WILLIAMSON : M.A.
P. R. CRIMP : Thomas Woodcock Prize.
N. SIDDALL : Laverick Prize, C,
W E are having a most enjoyable season and have been very pleased to welcome several new members who left School during the last year.
For the first time for many years, the School beat us on Old Boys' Day, and I think some of the credit for that victory must go to Waghorn for his coaching.
Of the matches we have played to date,, we have won six, lost six and drawn two, while four matches have been scratched, one of which was because of the dryness of the ground, and that game, ironically enough, was against Ashford-in-the-Water.
I would like to invite all boys who leave School to play their cricket with us-they will be made very welcome, and I am sure they will enjoy themselves.
R. G. BEARD,
MY letter published in the last issue of this magazine indicated the success enjoyed by the Club in the season just concluded. The Fixture List was the largest ever arranged by the Club, namely 33 matches for the 1st XI, and 30 for the 2nd XI, including League Fixtures.
The 1st team finished third in the First Division of the South Yorkshire Amateur League, its results being as follows :
-a creditable effort. Particularly worthy of mention is the Club's victory by 5 goals to 4 over the whole strength of Sheffield Clubs' Association League Team.
The 2nd team, having suffered heavily from injuries to its best players, and from the initial difficulty experienced in moulding an effective combination, finished third from the bottom in the Second Division of the League :-
The number of victories gained towards the end of the season, however, forecasts a much higher position in the future.
The financial position of the Club is better than ever previously, and we have now a respectable credit balance at the bank. This newly-found monetary strength is due partly to increased membership but more especially to two very successful dances held in January and March. We note with pleasure the considerable proportion of Old Edwardians present at these functions.
The Committee accepted with regret the resignation for business reasons of Mr. E. J. Hornsby, formerly Honorary Treasurer, whose practical enthusiasm has largely contributed to the Club's recent rise to success.
Finally, may I request all who are leaving School this summer and would like to join us, please to communicate with the Honorary Secretary-Mr. E. W. Sivil (27, Canterbury Avenue), or myself.
S. E. BOLER,
A PRIZE, consisting of a Book Token of the value of 7/6, and a Second Prize, of the value of 3/6, will be awarded for the best suggestions for Six New School Rules. Frivolity will not be disqualified, neither will seriousness ; but scurrility or high treason will be severely suppressed.
Entries must be written on one side of the paper, with the Competitor's name written on the back, and must be addressed to the Editor of The Magazine and delivered at the School Office not later than the first Saturday of next term (September 17th).
The winning entries will be published in the next issue of The Magazine.
Although the House has not done brilliantly so far this term, it was very heartening to see that both the 2nd and 3rd Cricket XI's reached the Final of their respective League Knock-Outs. The one bright feature in the activities of the 1st XI was the rout of Arundel. We succeeded in getting them out for 7 runs : Maddocks taking 5 for 4, and Matthews 4 for 1.
Fives has not been altogether neglected in the House, although the younger members do not appear to have taken as much interest in the game, as would have been expected, as result of the greater facilities which now exist. In the House Competition the " Over 14 " pair were caught on an off-day by Clumber, and lost the first set before they found their form. They staged a grand recovery in the next set and were unlucky to be beaten 16-14 after leading 14-11.
The Swimming Heats as far as we are concerned have proved most successful, and although Wentworth are running us as close as any House has done in the last three years, we hope to be the Champion House once again, as Maddocks, Downing and Flint are a very formidable trio to be up against. .
Congratulations to Crookes, T. G., on being awarded the Akroyd Scholarship, in addition to his Open Scholarship to
The House Cricket this term has been very encouraging. All three League Teams passed into the second round of their knock-out competition. The " Open Knock-Out " side had little difficulty in reaching their Final, but, after a full afternoon's cricket, they were defeated by Wentworth in a game that was interesting right to the end. Meanwhile, the League 2nd XI had reached the final and beaten a strong Chatsworth side-a very good performance on which Chamberlain and his team are to be congratulated.
Swimming is not in a very strong position this year, judging by the number of Clumber finalists ; the number of swimmers, however, is encouraging, and it is satisfying to see that there is considerable strength in the younger portion of the House. Perhaps next year ... Okell has earned the thanks of the House for his efforts with the Swimming this year.
The Senior pair has reached the final of the House Fives Competition, and we are anxiously waiting to see what our juniors will do ! We have a representative still in the closing rounds of the Open Singles Competition. Unfortunately we shall be losing Sorby at the end of this School Year ; this loss is indeed serious, as Sorby has now for several years played a very prominent part in all the activities of the House. Nevertheless, we have the utmost confidence in those who will be left in charge of the House next year, and wish them every possible success,
Haddon's Cricket this term met with unexpected reverses which were relieved by the well-merited success of the League 1st XI. The 2nd and 3rd XI's suffered perhaps from insufficient practice, for they contained several promising people who might have made some runs. The knockout 1st XI hardly did itself credit against Clumber-the score book explains why with sufficient eloquence. But the League 1st XI, with prolific scoring and good bowling, played excellent cricket with decisive victories ; in each case the good batting and bowling of Moffat, Cantrell, Woodcock and Holmes was well backed up by the younger members of the team.
Little need be said of our Fives and Swimming, for neither, to use a tactful negative, has been particularly bright. We do, however, congratulate the Under 14 team for its success in the Relay. It was a welcome indication that Haddon swimming has palmier days before it.
There were no outstanding performances by Sherwood people in the Athletic Sports at the end of last term, except that of Ledingham, whom we congratulate on his fine performance in winning the Long Jump.
In the knock-out House matches, Sherwood did very well to beat Welbeck in the first round after a hard fight. In the next round, however, we met Clumber, and were easily beaten by a much stronger team. The First League XI also could get no further than the second round. After easily beating Wentworth in the first round, we were just as easily beaten by Haddon in the next. For this match the Sherwood team was without Ledingham and, whilst warmly congratulating him on his promotion to the School 2nd XI, we regret his absence from the House XI, which is much weaker in consequence. The 2nd and 3rd XI's also won their first-round matches.
In the Fives Competition the Under 14 team have reached the semi-final round, and in the Open Singles Competition Cotton is to be congratulated on the very good fight, which he put up against Wheatley, an older and more experienced player.
At the time of writing the Swimming Sports have not yet taken place, but we hope to do well, and have already scored a good number of points through those people who can swim the length of the School Bath. The standard of swimming in the House is good, particularly amongst the younger members, and should improve with practice. Roycroft particularly is to be congratulated on his fine swimming in the 14-16 Class.
Paulo maiora canamus ! On this, the last occasion when the present writer will contribute to these Notes, it is a great pleasure to note that Wentworth has had a much better term than for a long time in the past. In the Sports, to go back to before Easter for a moment, we showed an improvement on the years before, although not occupying a very high position in the House Competition. The great triumph this term, has been of course, the winning of the Cricket Casket, and it was a very fine feat to " dismiss " the best batting side of any House for a beggarly 37 runs, due to the fierce bowling of Buckley and Newton,, aided- by keen fielding. In the Wentworth batting Buckley saved the side in the first innings, while Booth was very sound all round. It was a pity we did not do better in the League Knock-Out matches. And, mirabile dictu ! on one occasion Wentworth actually had four people in the School 1st XI. Tempora mutantur ! In Fives and Swimming our prospects are equally rosy. In the former we have a very good chance of winning the Open and House Championships : in the latter the position of runner-up should be ours-and, gentle reader, you will know whether I am right by the time you read this. In connection with the Swimming, thanks must be extended to Gebhard for the hard work he has put in. At last, then, Wentworth is waking up. Don't go to sleep again-what about the Sports and the Football Cup for our next athletic triumphs ? Ave atque vale !
We have hardly had a successful Cricket season-distinctly not-but at least we have seen that the House contains plenty of promising youthful talent. There has been little weight in the House teams for some years ; there will be less now. But that is no reason for you youngsters to sit down and weep in saddened desperation. Your job is to make yourselves as good as you can, now-the weight will come later.
The less said about the Knock-out the better. Rather look forward to a good Soccer season. But though, as a whole, the 2nd and 3rd XI's have not been very successful, it is obvious that here are some promising players for some years to come.
Now to the Obituaries. Fulford, who has been Captain of nearly everything, and has done well in all, is leaving us this term. We must congratulate him particularly on his fine performance in the Sports, when he became Champion Athlete, and we all wish him every success in his new activities. And now to be personal. The hand that has written these notes for the last two years will write them no more. There will next year be a new Head and a new Captain of Welbeck. They must be backed up as their predecessors always have been. Most of you do not know what it has been like to have been in Welbeck. Some of us have seen her a great House ; all of you know her as a good one. At present she is going through a thin period as all Houses inevitably do. Those who have gone have left a good House behind them ; it rests with those who are left to make her a great one.
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O.E. FOOTBALL CLUB.-All boys leaving School who wish to join should communicate with the Hon. Secretary, E. J. HORNSBY, 59, Clarkegrove Road, Sheffield, 10.
O.E. CRICKET CLUB.-Hon. Secretary, R. G. BEARD, 45,