King Edward VII School Magazine

VOL. X]
DECEMBER 1939 
[No. 4

Editors
H. F. GUITE, J. H. P. UPTON.

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

CONTENTS

Editorial

151

Football

166

School Notes

152

Fives

177

Education in War-time-first phase

153

Swimming

178

   

Parliamentary journal

.178

Views on the War

156

Tuesday Club

180

School To-Day

159

The Gramophone Club

180

Winchelsea, 1939

160

Old Edwardians

181

North of England Schools and Clubs Camp, 1939

161

Old Edwardians' Roll of Service

182

The Philharmonic Concerts

162

Oxford Letter

184

Ballade

163

Junior School

186

Wednesday

164

Term End Puzzles

188

A Tale from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar "

165

Notices ..

.190


Editorial.

WE have completed our first Term under war conditions. Until the blast-proof, splinter-proof and gas-proof shelters were constructed to accommodate the School, boys had the experience of being taught in private houses all over the city. Though appreciated by those who have been able to indulge in all the comforts of the home, the Home Service scheme has unavoidably suspended most of the School's social activities. The Orchestra, the Scientific Society, the Choir and the School Scouts, as well as the smaller clubs and societies, have all had a blank Term. We sincerely hope that now the School is reassembled these activities will be taken up with renewed vigour in these dark times, when many other recreations are necessarily curtailed.

During the Term we have watched with interest the construction of the catacomb under the School Close. The difficulties of drain­ing, falls of earth and the inclemency of the weather, have made the construction of the shelters a titanic task. Our first experience of them in an Air Raid practice showed them to be as dry and comfortable as subterranean caverns could be. The shriekings of hundreds of shrill treble voices, however, on the subject of hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line, added little to the general comfort.

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Staff as well as boys will no doubt be glad to be gathered within the School building once again. We have been pleased to note that many Masters have reverted to that primitive and somewhat exacting method of transport, the bicycle. Judging by reports we have heard of excursions from Totley to Norwood, many of the Staff seem to have had an arduous Term.

School Notes.

A  SHORT service of memory was held on Armistice Day at the School War Memorial, attended by representatives of the Staff, the Prefects and Old Edwardians, the contingent of the Balloon Barrage Service who have been training within our walls, and the workmen employed in trench-shelter construction. The Headmaster read the Roll of Honour, wreaths were placed on the Memorial on behalf of the School, the Old Edwardians and the Balloon Barrage contingent, and buglers of the latter sounded the Last Post.

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P. J. Wheatley is Head of the School for a second year. Amid the uncertainties and added responsibilities of the present upheaval he has found time to win a Hastings Scholarship for Natural Science at The Queen's College, Oxford, on which we heartily congratulate him.

Congratulations to R. G. S. Ludlam, J. K. Olivant and J. G. Bolton, on their appointment as Prefects.

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There are some changes on the Staff, some permanent, some temporary. In place of Mr. Hunter and Mr. Thomas we welcome Mr. B. C. Harvey, M.A., of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Mr. H. G. Lee-Uff, B.A., of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Mr. Waterhouse has been commandeered for evacuation duty at Newark, Magnus Grammar School, and his place here is being taken by Mr. W. H. Finch, B.A. The Junior School is bereaved by the departure of Messrs. Twyford and Sibley on military duties, but one at least of them has been temporarily replaced by Mr. L. M. de Sausmarez, A.R.C.A.

We also record with pleasure and congratulation the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Twyford, and the marriage of Mr. Sibley to Miss Peggy Angus, of the Staff of the Sheffield Girls' High School.

Congratulations also to Mr. Moles on obtaining a First Class in the Final Honours School of French in the University of London ; and on his marriage to Miss Dorothy Distance, M.A.

A list will be found on a later page of a number of Old Edwardians known to be serving in His Majesty's forces. This list is manifestly only in its infancy at present, but we depend on O.E.'s and their relatives to make it complete and correct. The Headmaster will be very glad to receive accurate particulars of all O.E.'s or former Masters who are serving, together with decorations, promotions and changes in Unit as they occur.

Education in War-time first phase

THE parlour-school phase in the history of King Edward VII School lasted ten weeks. Perhaps in this business age a brief stocktaking might be permitted before we plunge on Monday, December 4th, into the second, sharing-with-Nether Edge, phase.

Broadly speaking the home-service scheme proved successful, and the first place in contributing to that happy result must without any doubt be given to the parents as providers of accommodation : lounges, dining and billiard rooms, even bedrooms, were offered. They faced without protest the inevitable slight depreciation in value of their furniture, and supported as broadmindedly as possible the results of the younger generation's liking for chewing gum, interest in aeronautics (expressed in paper models, hidden usually behind the bookcase) and gathering, fortunately for a short season, of acorns and " conkers." Programmes of housework were altered to avoid vacuum cleaning and the like during school hours. Despite insincere protestations from the Staff, morning and afternoon saw refreshments pressed upon them, and rumour has it that one gentle­man in a single morning accepted coffee and biscuits from no less than three hostesses. Elsewhere, their kindness was directed to the greater happiness of the greater number : hostesses would provide dartboards, chessmen and attractive gardens for the recrea­tion of their " school," or even lay in a stock of sweets and chocolates for sale to the greedy on a "help-yourself-and-leave-your-money " principle. Perhaps in the eyes of the group concerned, the most valued contribution to its welfare seemed a clock which gained progressively as the morning or afternoon wore on ; being in Sub-school E, with its two-and-a-half-hour periods, the usefulness of this kind provision can be appreciated. In such ways many of the temporary classrooms acquired a quite unique and personal atmos­phere which none of the official classrooms at Glossop Road could hope to rival ; and perhaps, in reminiscence, the Old Boys of the 1940's will regard the halcyon days of these last ten weeks with a vividness out of all proportion to their duration. Finally, it must be mentioned that the hostesses played yet another part, which was perhaps less welcome to the boys, in smoothing the rough places of the scheme by supervising while the master was not with the group : on more than one occasion the master, on entering the classroom was greeted with an otherwise quite unnatural sigh of relief.

The reaction of Headmaster and Staff to the scheme will obviously not permit of any generalised comment, save that the contact with the parents was invaluable. But of the boys, some rough observations may be attempted. The Fifth worked hardest, with a baleful eye always on July, 1940; and the homogeneous groups also were naturally able to receive more tuition and cover more ground than those including a few Fourth, Third and Second Form boys. All groups, in those half-periods when a master was not with them, may have chatted idly, talked scandal or dis­cussed the day's news, besides doing sufficient work to avoid the just consequences of its neglect. That was to be expected : they enjoyed their " dolce far niente . . . . nobody contradicente " ; but, as was no less expected, they behaved well enough to allow the first phase of wartime education to be pronounced a success. Boys found that work unfinished in " school " had to be completed at home, and after an initial period of experiment they for the most part settled down into a steady pace of activity which, being un­supervised, was for that the more valuable.

Only the future findings of the Staff can rightly assess how far academic progress has suffered ; but personal calculations suggest that the loss has been comparatively trifling : the decrease in quantity of tuition has largely been compensated by its more individual nature. Variety is after all the spice of life : the School has been shaken up and should benefit. When the odds and ends have been tidied away during the remainder of this Term, and two Terms of more normal, solid work have been put in, the annual review next July should show increased profits. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not the war will interfere with our efforts more rudely during what is left of the School Year.

C.

[As a supplement and background to the above impressions the historian of the future may like to have the following facts on record. The authorities having decided against evacuation of the less vulnerable areas of Sheffield, schools were to be carried on by a scheme of " Home Service " until such time as the completion of suitable air-raid shelters made it possible to re-open school buildings. For us the scheme worked out thus : the School was divided into five " sub-schools," each containing the boys of one resi­dential district-approximately equal in numbers though by no means so in area, owing to the greater number of boys living in the westerly parts as compared with the north-east-south area. Each sub-school was in the hands of a group of six masters, covering between them the six main faculties of Classics, Science, Mathematics, History-and-English, Modern Languages and Junior School work, and boys met in groups of about a dozen in the rooms of private houses. Each master thus had about twenty-four boys, housed at two reasonably adjacent addresses, under his care during any given period. The boys stayed where they were, and the masters travelled round, by bus, tram, bicycle or Shanks's pony. This applied only to the Fifth Form and downwards ; the Sixth and Transitus were assembled in similar groups in a few rooms in or near the School, and thus were able to follow a more or less normal time-table. This went on for the first ten weeks of Term, and on December 4th the School was re-opened to a time-table concentrated mainly into the morning hours (8.30 to 12.10) to allow Nether Edge School the use of the building for the rest of the day. It will be remarked from other news appearing in this Magazine that a considerable amount of out-of-school activity was carried on despite the extraordinary handicaps : Football, Swimming, Fives and some of the Societies, filled in the rapidly shortening hours between work and utter darkness. There were no air-raids].

Views on the War.

I.

FOR once a war has some considerable ideological object. The Nazi Government of Germany was brought into power by force, its policy is aggressive and never has it hesitated to use violent means to achieve its ends. If we make peace now, it merely means that National Socialism will have a breathing-space in which to prepare for a fresh onslaught on the British Empire, and with greater forces than it can at present command. If National Socialism is successful, the world will have to be prepared for Nazi domination and all the tyranny that the German conception of Empire carries with it. We went to war to prevent a German domination of Europe and obviously it would be worse than useless to stop in the middle of the job.

Furthermore, despite rumours to the contrary, Germany is acting in complete collaboration with Russia. We shall eventually go to war with Russia and, if we expel the Nazi Government in this war, it is more than likely that Germany will be with us in the next. The danger is that, if we beat Germany, Russian influence will Bolshevise her, but the danger is inevitable and in no way alters the reasons for continuing the war.

CONSERVATIVE.

II.

Some pacifists, in giving their opinions on the war, delve into their imaginations and call the experience found there divine inspira­tion. Others, less mystical, are content to place their whole faith in selected quotations from the Bible or other religious writings and having delivered themselves up to this faith, are impervious to reason. The majority of people, while respecting the attitude of such pacifists, do not understand it, and indeed there is no reason why they should even try to do so. Faith and revelation are personal matters not to be probed and sifted by gentlemen trying to prove something. Reason is not the standard of measurement for the faiths and concepts of the soul. Therefore, reserve judge­ment on such men. Nevertheless, for the vast majority reason is and will remain the standard against which everything must fall or stand.

The difference between this war and the last lies not in the causes but in the attitude of the people. Cold reason has been brought to bear on the matter. Past wars, supported by the head­strong enthusiasm of the people, brought tragedy into the homes of millions and destruction to the face of the earth. In recent years enthusiasm has waned. It has been seen that although the last war was not lost, everlasting peace was not found. " That was the fault of the treaty makers," they say. " The next treaty makers will profit by their predecessors mistakes." But is it reasonable to suppose that the passions which dictated the Treaty of Versailles will not be present in the treaty which will end this war ?

The nature and manifestations of capitalist economy, however, have not changed progressively during the last twenty-one years. We are told that our war aims at the moment are merely to win the war, as witness Mr. Duff Cooper's reply to Mr. Lloyd George in the House of Commons. So, partly by auto-suggestion and partly by emotional appeals, the government is attempting to stir the country out of its indifference.

There are cries of : " Think what would happen if the war were not fought ! " These same warmongers sometimes say that, when the war is won, Federal Union must be established. Surely it would be much easier to establish Federal Union now when the need for it is pressing than when nations are rushing for their share of the spoils. Peace can still be realised round a conference table.

Meanwhile, the demon of suffering extends across Western Europe.

This article is not inspired by Defeatism and its attendant neuroses, but by the knowledge that the peoples of the world are following false gods (if the substantial gentlemen of Downing Street can even figuratively be called gods) and by the conviction that the peoples of the world, sated with suffering, will rise up in a common bond of brotherhood against the tyranny of their economic environment.

OBJECTOR.

III.

I support the prosecution of this war because, as a democrat, I maintain the right of men to shape their own destiny as far as is compatible with the freedom of others.

The issue in this war is perfectly plain. In the European democratic countries a certain measure of freedom-purely political -had been gained for the working class by a hard and long struggle ; social and economic freedom were on the way. Nazi Germany menaced the freedom which we possessed and, indeed, in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Austria, popular government was ruthlessly destroyed. In the interests of all peoples we undertook to counter this threat. It is fantastic to say that this war is motivated by greed, for no one has anything to gain. We do not fight the cause of a vicious Imperialism ; we fight for the liberty of all men and in a struggle which few can feel themselves morally justified in opposing. We do not fight in a narrow national interest but in the interest of all, to destroy a horrible and ruthless tyranny which threatens to swallow up the world. The people of France and Britain have realised the madness of war from bitter experience. Reluctantly, sadly, we have entered the struggle, but all must be convinced that force is the only language which an international bully and brigand can understand.

Before we come to the horror and hatred of a bloody and cruel war let us demand the formulation of peace terms. Now, while the issue is clear, while our ideals are so high and while our vision is unclouded by the passions of a bitter and sorrowful struggle, let us demand the drawing up of a plan for a new Europe. It has been said that all wars start as a crusade and end as a struggle for material gain. Let us therefore start now to plan a new Europe, devoid of national barriers and hatreds, a federated and united Europe, free from fear and from slavery.

SOCIALIST.

IV.

First we must consider why we are at war. This conflict is undoubtedly an Imperialist war of the first order : the satisfied capitalists, the financiers of the bourgeois democracies are fighting the dissatisfied capitalists, the German financiers. Superficially, however, the war is to defend freedom against barbarism--democracy against Fascism. But who created this barbaric Fascism ? Surely the very bourgeois democratic capitalists themselves, when, after the last war, they avidly reduced Germany to the lowest state of degradation to fill their own pockets by depriving her of colonial markets and by the imposition of a colossal and indefinite financial burden. To quote the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. : " The world bourgeoisie seeks to disentangle itself from its insoluble contradictions by a bestial Fascism."

It did not take long for the bourgeois diplomats to realise the value of this barbaric regime as a check to their arch-enemy socialism embodied in the U.S.S.R., and cautiously they supported it. This theory is proved by the statistics of our exports to Nazi Germany and by a declaration before the war that a weak Germany would be a menace to Europe and by the fact that the capitalist powers have shown which regime they preferred in Spain, Austria and Czechoslovakia, where there were powerful socialist movements. Moreover, when the U.S.S.R. offered its full collaboration in a genuine system of collective security against Fascism, the bourgeois diplomats soon showed which side they were backing.

But this cunning game has now been stopped. The Nazis, abandoning their designs on Russia agreed to a Russian proposal for a treaty and the capitalists of the Western democracies found themselves once more faced with a hostile Germany. Two courses were open : give up the colonies or fight it out. The latter course was taken, since an imperialist will never give up, except under compulsion, what he has once seized.

With regard to the results of the war there are two possibilities -either we win or we lose. The latter, of course, is very unlikely, but even victory would not provide a satisfactory conclusion. Germany would merely be put in her place, and after the loss of millions of human lives, the stage would be prepared for a recurrence of war.

Our first aim, then, must be the overthrow of the capitalist system which is the root cause of the trouble. The consequent liberation of the colonies would deprive Hitler of his claim to power, namely, territorial grievances, and at the same time kindle the revolutionary spirit in the minds of the German proletariat. But such a policy would only be successful if carried out simultaneously in all the principal allied countries, and it is to this end that the communists of these countries should work.

COMMUNIST.

School To-Day.

SCHOOL in wartime is such fun,
We've got the Masters on the run ;
They travel round from door to door
To try and teach us more and more.
For half an hour we have to think,
We use our brains until we blink.
The next half hour we like the best­
But horrors ! when we have a test !

P. J. (IIB).

Winchelsea, 1939.

THE Camp started under a severe disadvantage, for during the first fortnight not a day passed without a series of showers. Under the circumstances, the Camp might easily have sunk into a state of chilly and apathetic boredom, had it not been for several interesting excursions.

Naturally Rye was the first to be visited. An intriguing town is Rye, full of historical interest, antique shops and " Ye Oldes." Later, we went farther afield, to Canterbury. We were shown round the fine Cathedral, and Mr. Eggleshaw led a party round the Abbey. We were fortunate in having an excellent guide. He led us round the old ruins, all of fabulous age, and showed us the remains of Saxon Kings, relics of St. Augustine, and even Druid sculpture. In the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral we were shown a section dating from 597 A.D. In future years campers will probably see the tombs of Bertha and Ethelbert, the patrons of St. Augustine, which are to be excavated. In the crypt, there is a dark patch on a pillar, which was once believed to be the ghost of the murdered Becket. Truly, there is no lack of interesting ruins in Canterbury.

The next excursion was to Dungeness, and thither walked six hardy members of the party. The others went by bus to the Pilot, and then by the miniature railway to the lighthouse. The six who walked just sat outside the Pilot Inn, and watched Stanley win 2/- in a slot machine.

Next, we visited Bodiam Castle. From the outside, Bodiam Castle is almost perfectly preserved, but within, it is a total ruin with little to see except a large well, and a single tower. Leaving Bodiam, we drove to Battle Abbey, where we saw Senlac Hill, and a few remains of the original abbey built by William the Conqueror. Inside the grounds is a girls' school. Since the girls were on holiday, we were able to see the School Assembly Hall, in which was a tattered banner supposed to have been presented to William I by Pope Gregory. From Battle, we drove to Hastings, where hordes of ravening infants were divided among seniors and given their tea.

In the Camp itself, " George " Mortimer and Truelove, following an afternoon in a boat, bought rods, and fished steadily through all kinds of bad weather. Others played stumps and cricket, and it can be safely said that, thanks to the energy of Mr. Saville, the Camp has once more been a great success.

K. P. S.

North of England Schools and Clubs Camp, 1939.

IT must indeed be a robust and enthusiastic camp which will stand three successive days of rain without being damped in something more than material things. Yet, from start to finish the North of England Schools and Clubs Camp preserved an excellent spirit of comradeship and cheerfulness under wretched conditions.

Under the Camp Chief, the Rev. K. Oliver, seventy boys from public and army schools, together with an equal number from vari­ous boys' clubs, spent a happy time under canvas in the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire, near Baslow. When we arrived on August 12th, an advance guard had already pitched some thirty bell tents on the slopes of the park. The previous night had been so stormy that the advance party had been obliged to sleep in tents pitched inside one of four large marquees.

We were not long in settling down in our new surroundings. The Camp officials and leaders helped to stimulate " mixing," and one and all soon felt thoroughly at home. At 7.0 a.m. we were roused by the discordant clang of a bell. At 7.30 a.m. there was a voluntary service, followed by breakfast shortly after eight. For the purposes of competition we were divided into fourteen sections, each section having a leader, a deputy and ten members. After breakfast the sections vied with each other in novelty and neatness of kit arrangement. Later in the morning came voluntary P.T. and games for which points were awarded for the inter-section competitions. Hurdling, obstacle races, football dribbling, tug o' war, weight carrying and throwing, provided ample exercise for the energetic. A most extraordinary game, facetiously called " Foot and Mouth," was frequently played. The object of the game, which, however, ultimately became a secondary considera­tion, was to score goals through nets sixty yards apart. The field of operations was unlimited, there were no fouls, and the game often devolved into a pure brawl. The ground was uneven and, since cows were in the neighbourhood, falls were apt to be particu­larly unpleasant. It was considered a feat to escape from " Foot and Mouth " unscathed.

After lunch at 1.0 p.m., voluntary bathes, rambles and inter­section challenge matches occupied the remainder of the day. Tea was provided at 5.0 p.m. In the evening concerts were arranged in one of the marquees, and on three nights films were shown. One vividly remembers a hundred and fifty happy fellows with enamel mugs rushing madly across the camping ground in the darkness to obtain hot cocoa after the concert. Finally " lights out " was sounded at 10.30 p.m.

In the words of one boy : " Chatsworth is a gentleman's camp." There was no cooking to be done : our meals were not the usual unpleasant consumption of under- or over-done dishes ; the army cooks provided both quality and quantity. The Camp's amenities were really remarkable : an organised postal delivery and collection, a bank, a canteen, a reading room (with all the daily papers) showers and a chapel tent. Everything was volun­tary : there was no regimentation and no drudgery.

On the last day we rose at 5.0 a.m. to strike the tents, although one section had its tents struck four or five hours too early. By 10.0 a.m. all signs of the past week's happiness had disappeared. All our brief but firm friendships were for the time being severed, as many left for gloomy airless factories, while we - the lucky ones - sought " fresh woods and pastures new." Farewell, Chatsworth, 1939!   

J. H. P. U.
T. R. B.

The Philharmonic Concerts.

THE Philharmonic Concerts are being given in the City Hall this season as usual, except that their number has been reduced to three, and they are being held in the afternoon in order to enable the audience to get home before the black-out. The orchestra in all three concerts is the well-known Halle Orchestra, conducted in the first two by Sir Thomas Beecham, and in the third by Mr. Basil Cameron.

The first concert, held on Saturday, November 4th, consisted of two works by Mozart, the " Paris " Symphony and the Pianoforte Concerto in C minor ; the solo part in the latter was ably and feelingly played by Mr. John Davies. The whole of the second part of the concert was taken up by a fine performance of Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D.

The second concert was held on November 18th. The pro­gramme included Sibelius' " En Saga " and the Violin Concerto, and Beethoven's 7th Symphony. Mr. Henry Holst gave an amaz­ing display of his technical ability in the solo part of the concerto. For some listeners the predominance of this extremely difficult solo part robbed the work 'of its aesthetic value. Beethoven's 7th Symphony was excellently played.

The standard of performance in both concerts was very high, and was fully appreciated by large audiences. Sir Thomas Beecham must be congratulated for his really fine conducting and interpretation.

In addition to the Symphony Concerts, three Chamber Music Concerts are being held in the Memorial Hall. The first was given on Saturday, November 25th, by the Stratton String Quartet. Their programme consisted of a Haydn Quartet, Dvorak's "Nigger " Quartet, written by the composer during his sojourn in America, and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, in which the clarinet was played by Mr. Alwyn Kell. The atmosphere at this concert was charming, and the music and its interpretation were warmly applauded by the audience.

Boys of the School were able to attend all these concerts, cheap rates being available for the Symphony Concerts. Comparatively few, however, have taken advantage of them, a surprising fact considering that in these troubled times good music is perhaps the finest thing for promoting a tranquil mind.

G. H. C.

Ballade.

(FOR A CYNICAL ACQUAINTANCE).

AND still new beauties are revealed,
As summers come and winters fade­
The waving wheat-ears of the field,
The sportive Dryads in the glade !
When you are told, " Lay down your spade,
Come, sir, believe and follow me ! "
You rest unmoved by the crusade.
Oh, Nerephon, we weep for thee !

Those who have at Life's altars kneeled,
If foiled by Fortune, loathsome jade,
In Faith an eager sword did wield ;
For them no other course was made.
And on their graves are laurels laid ;
And tears for them we cannot see,
For Faith in full her debt has paid.
But, Nerephon, we weep for thee !

Your reasoned self you cannot yield,
Though in the cause you may parade.
Belief is not your certain shield
Against the sceptic's cannonade.
Though-in your very doubt arranged,
Safe from impostors you shall be­
No willing pawn in Devil's trade­
Yet, Nerephon, we weep for thee !

Envoi.
Prince-who the call of Faith obeyed
Attain to immortality
-When even by their Saints betrayed­
How, Nerephon, we weep for thee !

H. C. R.

Wednesday,

THE bus at the lane top stops with a jerk,
With a whoop and a shout we all scramble off.
We're happy 'cause football's a great change from work,
And by Wednesday we've just about had enough.
So three cheers for football, and off at a rate
We start for the field hoping not to be late.

Excited and breathless we strip off our vest,
We're all dressed and ready, not forgetting our boots.
We've made up our minds that we'll all do our best,
And with great expectations we await the ref.'s hoots.
We're off !-what a game ! We play with great vigour ;
Our number of goals has reached a high figure.

Oh ! What a good game, we later discuss it
While having our shower and watching the steam.
As we rush for the bus, hoping not to have missed it,
We think of the way we defeated the team.
Well, here's to next week, and we'll make it our aim
That in future we'll always win every game.

A. M. (IID).

A Tale from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar ".

THE SCHEME IS PREPARED.

" But since the affairs of men rest still uncertain,

Let's reason with the worst that may befall."

THE REACTION OF PARENTS, BOYS AND STAFF.

" That mothers shall but smile when they behold

Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war."

" For mine own part,

I shall be glad to learn of noble men."

(Aloud, with tongue in cheek).

" What should the wars do with these jigging fools ?"

(Aside, approving the decision to make leaching a reserved

occupation).

" And we must take the current when it serves,

Or lose our venture." (Fifth Former, brooding).

" What can be avoided

Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods? "

INCIDENTS.

" Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear."

" The noise of battle hurtled in the air."

" And keep us all in servile fearfulness." (The hostess ?).

" This hill is far enough." (Master, panting).

" I will be here again, even with a thought."

" To groan or sweat under the business,

Either led or driven, as we point the way."

" You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things ! "

" Prepare the body, then, and follow us ! "

COMMENT.

" They that have done this deed are honourable ;

What private griefs they have, alas ! I know not."

(But furniture at least has suffered).

" There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it."

E.

Football.

1ST XI.

HAVING most members of last year's 1st XI still in School we looked forward to a good season. In the games we have been able to arrange so far, the team has done little to dis­appoint this view, and on almost every occasion has acquitted itself well. Many of the matches have been played at a standard much higher than we usually meet in School Football.

During the season injuries robbed the team of players of con­siderable experience in Buckley and Rhodes, but the team is going on playing with the same keenness and effectiveness. One instance of this team spirit was at York, where a team apparently very much weakened by the absence of Buckley, Rhodes and Hutton, gave a fine exhibition of football and defeated a strong Bootham side by 11 goals to 3.

Wheatley at centre forward seems to have found his most effective position, and at times his goal scoring seems more prolific than his run-getting was in the Cricket season. Probably the most improved players in the side since last year are Sargent and Parkin, who invariably give us grand exhibitions of defence, and Gilfillan, whose play is at times delightful.

The great thing about the team this year is its will to win and the way each man always pulls his weight, due in great measure to good captaincy by Buckley, who seems able always to get the best out of his team.

E. W.
K.E.S. v. MR. F. T. SAVILLE'S XI.

Played at Whiteley Woods, Wednesday, September 27th. Teams :­School : Swift, Sargent, Jeffries ; Wheatley, Parkin, Wigley ; Ball, P. D., Dodge, Buckley, Rhodes, Gilfillan. Mr. F, T. Saville's XI : Saville, Hayhurst,

Howarth ; Bolsover, Thirsk, Morels ; Melling, Watt-Smith, Fulford, Pearson, Powell.

The School won the toss and Mr. Saville's XI kicked off towards the copse. The University right-wing of the opponents soon showed its strength by running straight through the School defence and scored through Watt­

Smith. The School team certainly looked shocked but quickly drew level again in a similar attack, for from a beautiful pass by Wheatley down the middle, Rhodes ran through and scored. The School took some time to

settle down, and Mr. Saville's XI scored some good goals before half-time. The trouble came mainly from the right-wing of Fulford, Watt-Smith and Melling, who were in very good form. However, when the School settled down, play became more even and from a centre from the left-wing, Dodge put the ball in the net to score the School's second goal.

Half-time : School 2, Mr. Saville's XI 7.

The School started the second half in fine style and were constantly on the attack. However, Mr. Saville's XI scored first from a breakaway through Fulford. The School replied almost immediately for, from a good pass by Rhodes down the middle, Buckley ran on and scored just inside the post. After this the School forwards delivered several strong attacks on the opposing defence and Rhodes hit the crossbar with a smashing shot. Mr. Saville's XI, scored another goal from a breakaway, but Buckley again replied for the School with a high shot from just over the half-way line which took Saville, in goal, by surprise.

This half was much more even, and the School played some good football against more experienced opponents. The teamwork was good considering it was the first time playing together, although it took some time to start working properly. The marking in the defence was not good, the wing halves in particular allowing the opposing inside-forwards far too much room. Lack of training showed itself in getting off the mark quickly when going for the ball, but this should improve as the season progresses.

Result : School 4, Mr. Saville's XI 9.

Scorers : Rhodes, Dodge, Buckley 2.

K.E.S. V. OLD EDWARDIANS.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 7th. Teams :-School Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wheatley ; Gilfillan, Buckley, Rhodes, Dodge, Fletcher. O.E.'s : Thirkill, Sorby, Downing, F. C. ; Sivil, E. W., Walton, Howarth ; Powell, Gray R., Downing, P., Sivil, V. R., Gray, W. S.

Buckley won the toss and the O.E.'s kicked off towards the copse. Play started very cautiously, the wet grass and skidding ball worrying both sides. The O.E.'s were the first to settle down, and during one of their attacks Wheatley unfortunately put the ball into his own net when passing back to Swift, who had run out of his goal. However, Wheatley soon made amends by making an excellent pass down the middle for Rhodes to run through and score. The School then made some good attacks on both wings and both Rhodes and Gilfillan went near to scoring ; at the other end Swift made a good save from Sivil, V.R. The O.E.'s took the lead from a throw-in on the right when Gray, R. passed to his brother, Gray, W. S. in the middle, who scored with an excellent right foot shot. The School immediately attacked again on the right-wing and from a pass by Gilfillan, Rhodes put the ball in the net.

Half-time : School 2, O.E.'s 2.

The School attacked strongly after the interval, but had to re-arrange their forward line very soon due to a slight injury to Rhodes, who went on the left wing, Fletcher going inside left, Buckley centre-forward and Dodge inside-right. However, this led to a goal immediately, for from a very good shot by Fletcher, Thirkill was forced to give away a corner on the left. Rhodes took this in fine style, and putting the ball over to the far post, Buckley headed it into the net. The forward line was then re-arranged as before, and the School nearly went further ahead when from a pass down the right by Rhodes, Buckley hit the far post. The School were now attacking constantly and the defence were easily countering any O.E.'s breakaways. However, the School's next goal was very lucky, for from a long, bouncing shot by Buckley just over the half-way line, Thirkill allowed the ball to enter the. net just under the angle of the crossbar and post. This made up for the O.E.'s lucky first goal. The O.E.'s then launched all into attack and scored._ through Powell, on the right-wing. The School defence was playing very well though, and giving very little away. The School immediately attacked strongly again and Wheatley hit the post from a corner. When the final whistle went Wheatley was just running through with the hall with a clear path to goal.

The School played very well this match and there was not a weak link anywhere in the team. Hutton's return at wing-half strengthened the defence and also helped the forwards in attack. Dodge, at inside-left, was very promising and should develop into a very good player, while Fletcher showed excellent promise on the left-wing.

Result : School 4, Old Edwardians 3.

Scorers : Rhodes 2, Buckley 2.

K.E.S. V. OLD EDWARDIANS.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 14th. Teams School : Swift ; Sargent, Stamp ; Hutton, Parkin, Dodge ; Gilfillan, Rhodes,

Wheatley, Buckley, Fletcher. O.E.'s : Thirkill ; Sorby, Downing, F. C. ; Pashley, D., Sivil, E. W., Walton ; Williams, Gray, R., Downing, P., Sivil, V. R., Powell.

For this match the School were without Jeffries, who was injured, and the Old Edwardians were without Gray, W. S., who had been called up. Buckley again beat Gray, R. in the toss, and the O.E.'s kicked off towards the copse. The Old Boys soon attacked strongly and after several movements on the right-wing were two goals up, both scored by Gray, R. Soon after­wards the School had the ball in the net from a good shot by Rhodes, but Wheatley was offside, and so the goal was not allowed. However, this only stirred the School to greater efforts and after a good movement on the right­wing by Gilfillan and Rhodes, Wheatley scored with a good left foot shot. The School immediately attacked on the left, and after some quick passing between Dodge and Buckley, Buckley scored with a good shot. Wheatley then put the School ahead after making a good run down the right-wing. Next the O.E's attacked strongly and kept the School defence very busy for a long time until Rhodes finally cleared the ball down the middle which took the O.E.'s defence by surprise and Wheatley ran through and scored to complete his hat trick. The Old Boys replied with another goal, and then Wheatley added another goal from a pass by Buckley after a quick throw-in on the left by Fletcher.

Half-time : School 5, Old Edwardians 3.

The Old Edwardians' attacked strongly after the interval, but after a short time lost the services of their captain, Gray, R., who injured his left foot, and had to go off. This was a big blow to the Old Boys, for Gray had been playing very well indeed and hall started nearly all their attacks. The School were now only one goal ahead for Powell easily scored following Gray's injury when the School defence failed to play to the whistle. However, the School soon began to dominate the game and the keenness which marked the first half gradually disappeared. The School forwards added six more goals, four of which were scored by Wheatley to make his total for the match eight, and two by Rhodes, one of which was a penalty. Wheatley's goals were scored chiefly by running down the middle with passes from the other forwards, and he scored with every possible chance throughout the match with swift, well-placed shots. After Rhodes was tripped up just as he was about to score, he himself scored from the penalty with a hard, rising shot. The O.E.'s depleted side stuck gamely to their task right up to the final whistle, and made several attacks on the School goal, during one of which Pashley scored after Swift had had to throw the ball out.

Result : School 11, Old Edwardians 5.

Scorers : Wheatley 8, Rhodes 2 (1 penalty), Buckley.

K.E.S. v. WOODHOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 21st. Team :-Swift, Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Dodge ; Ashford, Rhodes, Wheatley, Buckley, Gilfillan.

The School forward line was slightly altered for this match, for Fletcher was unable to play ; Gilfillan crossed over to the left-wing and Ashford came in on the right. The School lost the toss and kicked off towards the brook. The School attacked immediately and Wheatley soon opened the scoring. Soon afterwards Rhodes scored from a penalty with a smashing shot, when one of the Woodhouse defenders handled the ball. The ball hardly ever left the Woodhouse half and there were many good attacks by the School on both wings as well as down the centre, whilst the defence was steady. Both Ashford and Gilfillan on the wings were prominent in the School attacks, and made good use of the passes from Rhodes and Buckley. Buckley added another two goals with left-foot shots and Wheatley made the score 5-0. From a corner well taken by Ashford, Buckley headed the ball into the goal where a Woodhouse defender deflected it into the net at the other side. Woodhouse attacked more towards half-time, but never really looked like scoring, and from a clearance of one of these attacks, Wheatley raced down the middle and scored again.

Half-time : School 7, Woodhouse 0.

The School attacked immediately after half-time but did not score for some time until Gilfillan cut in on the wing and scored with a good shot. Rhodes and Wheatley then added a couple more with good shots. At this point Woodhouse were pressing harder and scored an excellent goal after a good movement by one of their inside men. However, the School soon took up the initiative again and Gilfillan added two more good goals to complete his hat-trick. Woodhouse, however, attacked spiritedly whenever possible and scored a second goal. Buckley headed another goal for the School from a corner kick well taken by Gilfillan. The complete superiority of the School team may be shown when Jeffries, from left full-back took the ball up the field on his own, dribbled past several men and then scored with a good low shot just inside the post. Wheatley, again taking all possible chances, completed the scoring soon afterwards.

The School team combined well throughout the match, and on this display there is every prospect of a successful season. Ashford, on his first appearance in the first team, gave a good display and combined well with Rhodes, who, as usual, started many fine attacks in mid-field. On the other wing Gilfillan gave an outstanding display and combined well with Buckley at inside-left ; while Wheatley at centre-forward, led the line in fine style. In the defence, Swift was reliable whenever he had anything to do, his anticipation being very good. The two backs, Sargent and Jeffries, tackled and kicked very well, and Hutton and Dodge at wing-half, stopped the Woodhouse forwards effectively as well as supplying the forwards with good passes. Parkin played his usual strong game at centre-half, blocking out the opposing centre­forward completely, and also gave several good passes to the forwards.

Result : School 15, Woodhouse 2.

Scorers : Wheatley 5, Buckley 4, Gilfillan 3, Rhodes 2 (1 penalty), Jeffries.

K.E.S. v. REPTON 2ND Xl.

Played at Repton on Saturday, -November 4th. Team :-Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wigley ; Gilfillan, Rhodes, Wheatley, Buckley Fletcher.

The School won the toss, but there was no advantage to be gained by this. After Repton had kicked off, the School soon gained possession of the ball, swept down the field and Wheatley easily scored from close range. However, Repton equalised soon afterwards through their centre-forward, and a little later took the lead. The play in mid-field was fairly even, though owing to the large size of the ground, the School defence found it very difficult to clear accurately to their forwards. Consequently our attack never revealed itself at its best, and Repton scored three more goals before half-time.

Half-time : School 1, Repton 5.

The School attacked immediately after the interval and Wheatley scored with a hard shot. Repton soon replied with another goal from a corner, but straight from the kick-off the School attacked down the middle and Buckley ran through and easily scored. The School were playing much better now that they had become accustomed to the size of the ground and the Repton defence was kept very busy. From a centre by Fletcher on the left-wing, Gilfillan raced into the goalmouth to meet the ball and crashed it into the roof of the net with an unstoppable shot. Repton's centre-forward, however, scored again with a good shot after Swift had come out of his goal.. The School were soon back on the attack though, and Rhodes added another goal with a smashing shot into the corner of the net. A little later, from a centre by Wheatley out on the right, Buckley headed the ball into the net just beneath the crossbar, so that the School were now only one goal behind. For the remainder of the match, the School strove desperately to obtain another goal, whilst Repton strove equally desperately to hang on to their lead. Just before the end the School very nearly obtained another goal: Wheatley sent in a hard, low shot from just about the same position as Rhodes was in when he scored, and the ball was travelling well wide and away from the goalkeeper. But this time the Repton goalkeeper made a brilliant save by diving full-length and just managing to divert the ball past the post. From the resulting corner taken by Fletcher, Buckley headed the ball just wide of the post. The School were still attacking when the final whistle went.

Result : School 6, Repton 7.

Scorers : Wheatley 2, Buckley 2, Gilfillan, Rhodes.

K.E.S. v. H. E. PEARSON'S XI.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 11th. Team Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wigley ; Ashford, Rhodes, Wheatley, Buckley, Fletcher.

Buckley lost the toss and the School kicked off towards the brook. The School soon attacked strongly but Harold Pearson, at centre-half, nearly always broke up the attacks with good clearances. The visitors took the lead after some time against the run of play : Nornable, on the right-wing, obtained the ball from a good goal-kick taken by the left full-back, and ran on after beating Jeffries on speed to put the ball into the net well wide of Swift. The School were soon back on the attack, however, but unfortunately Buckley had to retire on the left-wing due to a knee injury, and Fletcher came inside. Nevertheless, the School continued to press hard, but all the forwards were guilty of missing quite easy chances in the goalmouth. A goal was bound to come sooner or later though, and the School equalised when Buckley scored with a well-placed shot after coming into the middle of the goalmouth. Shortly afterwards Rhodes put the School ahead with a good shot from just outside the penalty area. Pearson's XI, however, equalised before half-time when Downing headed a very good goal from a corner on the right-wing.

Half-time : School 2, H. E. Pearson's XI 2.

No sooner had the second half begun, than Rhodes displaced a cartilage in his left knee when being tackled and had to leave the field. The School's ten men, however, played harder than ever and soon took the lead. The first goal was rather lucky, for in attempting to shoot Buckley just sliced the ball into the goalmouth where it happened to go to Wheatley, who promptly shot it into the net. Just afterwards the School scored again when Wheatley placed the ball to one side of Pearson for Buckley to run up and slam it into the net. The visitors reduced the lead very quickly when Downing scored with a shot off the post, but the School replied with another lucky goal. The ball was placed down the middle for Wheatley, and as the goalkeeper came out to tackle him, he allowed the ball to go through his legs, and Wheatley who had fallen to the ground managed to kick it into the unguarded goal. Mr. Cumming replied for the visitors with a long, dropping shot, but Wheatley completed his hat-trick with a shot from a very acute angle to make the School's total six. Buckley, who had moved back to inside forward when Rhodes went off, now had to go on the wing again and the School were playing virtually with three forwards. Consequently the visitors were able to attack strongly, but the School defence were playing very well indeed and held the opposing forwards very successfully. Luck was on the School's side though, for the woodwork of the goal was hit more than once. Downing scored again for the visitors before the end to complete his hat-trick. The School defence held out until the final whistle and so the School won by the odd goal. Sargent, Jeffries, Hutton and Parkin were outstanding in the defence in the second half, especially in their tackling, while Swift made several good saves in goal.

Result : School 6, H. E. Pearson's XI 5.

Scorers : Wheatley 3, Buckley 2, Rhodes.

K.E.S. v.

ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

Played at Rotherham on Saturday, November 18th. Team :-Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin (Captain), Hall, E. S., Ashford, Wigley, Holmes, Gilfillan, Fletcher.

The School side looked very unfamiliar without the three senior members of the side, Buckley, Wheatley and Rhodes. Rhodes had cartilage trouble, which will probably keep him out of the side for the rest of the season, while Wheatley, who had been in Oxford all the week, arrived too late to play. In the absence of Buckley, who was suffering from fluid on the knee, Parkin captained the weakened side. He started well by winning the toss and Rotherham kicked off facing the sun. The play was fairly even at first, but the light ball was making it very difficult to control and to make good long. passes. The Rotherham forward line was very lively and made several good movements, whilst their defence easily held the School forwards. Rotherham were very soon two goals ahead, the second of these being from a centre after a clever movement on the left-wing. Gilfillan and Fletcher started a good movement on the half-way line between them and when Gilfillan put Fletcher clean through, the winger missed a good chance through being too slow. The rest of the forward line were very poor and looked as though they needed a good hard knock to wake them up.

Half-time : School 0, Rotherham 2.

The School attacked more in the second half, chiefly due to the untiring efforts of Hutton and Gilfillan, but the rest of the forwards made little use of their chances. Rotherham looked dangerous each time they attacked and scored three more very good goals this half. One of them came after the winger had made a delightful dribble down the wing, and from his excellent centre another forward headed the ball accurately into the net well out of Swift's reach. Despite the excellent work of Hutton and Gilfillan in the attack, the other forwards failed to respond to their examples. The School defence was not as good as usual, due chiefly to the fact that they were overworked throughout the match, for nearly every time they cleared to the forwards the ball was soon back again. The Rotherham forward line too was very troublesome, for although only small, the forwards were fast and lively and combined together very well, a state which was sadly lacking in the School forward line. All five goals by Rotherham were good ones, resulting from good movements by the forwards, but their defence did not look very reliable when fairly hard-pressed.

Result : School 0, Rotherham 5.

K.E.S. v. BOOTHAM SCHOOL.

Played at York on Wednesday, November 22nd. Team :-Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hall, E. S., Parkin, Wigley ; Ashford, Stamp, Wheatley (Captain), Gilfillan, Fletcher.

Although Wheatley was able to return to the side for this match, the side was still without three old colours, for beside Buckley and Rhodes, Hutton was also on the injured list with a sprained ankle. Wheatley captained the side and having lost the toss, kicked off for the School. The School attacked immediately and nearly scored straight from the start. From a corner on the left wing, Wigley scored with a good, hard shot from just outside the penalty area when the ball came out to him, A little later, from an excellent passing movement on the right between Ashford and Stamp, the latter passed to Wheatley, who easily scored, although challenged by the centre-half. A little later from a pass by Ashford, Wheatley scored with a brilliant shot on the floor just inside the post, from outside the penalty area. The School were playing very well indeed, and the Bootham forwards were never able to settle down, simply because the School defence never allowed them to. Wheatley added two more goals when he ran through the middle and scored after beating the Bootham backs on his own : one of these goals came from a direct pass from Jeffries at full-back. From a centre by Fletcher, Stamp headed on to the crossbar, but Wheatley promptly put the ball in the net from the rebound.

Half-time : School 6, Bootham 0.

The School added two more goals soon after the interval. Wheatley scored the first after a Bootham hack had miskicked in the goalmouth and Gilfillan the second after the goalkeeper had dropped the ball when charged by Fletcher. Then a quick change came over the game as a result of a penalty awarded to Bootham, from which Dixon, their captain, made no mistake. The penalty was apparently awarded for a charge by Parkin on the Bootham centre-forward. This success encouraged Bootham to greater efforts and the School defence lost a little of its confidence especially when Dixon scored twice with very good shots immediately afterwards. However, the School quickly pulled themselves together and were soon on top again. Wheatley scored three more goals as well as hitting the woodwork twice ; Stamp also hit the bar with a good shot.

Wheatley had a joy-day at centre forward in scoring nine goals, being particularly impressive with his brilliant shooting. However, his success was also due to the unselfish play of the other forwards who supported him excellently. Stamp was outstanding at inside-right and with Ashford, formed a good right wing. The other wing was equally as good, with Gilfillan displaying delightful ball control and distribution at inside-left. The wing halves, Hall and Wigley, were good especially in attack in which they started many good movements. The rest of the defence, Sargent, Parkin, Jeffries and the goalkeeper Swift, were in excellent form. The tackling of the backs and centre-half was very good,. whilst the first time-kicking showed consider­able improvement. The only real criticism to be offered to the team on this display was that the heading of the whole side was very noticeably weak and will have to be improved.

Result : School 11, Bootham 3.

Scorers : Wheatley 9, Wigley, Gilfillan.

K.E.S. V. OLD EDWARDIANS.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 25th. Teams :­School : Swift ; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wigley ; Ashford, Stamp, Wheatley (Captain), Gilfillan, Fletcher. O.E.'s : Thirkill ; Sorby, Downing, F. C. ; Sivil, E. W., Walton, Pashley, D. ; Pashley, P., Pearson, Gray, R., Sivil, V. R., White.

The School won the toss and the O.E.'s kicked off towards the brook. Good football was practically impossible owing to the rain and strong wind. The O.E.'s attacked strongly and were soon a goal up when Pearson scored. After surviving several strong attacks, the School attacked more often but several easy chances were missed. The Old Boys also missed many easy chances, but these misses were due to the fact that the weather was making it very difficult to control the ball. The football of both sides improved when the teams had become accustomed to the weather, and eventually the School equalised when Fletcher scored. However, before halftime, Gray scored for the O.E.'s to make the Old Boys one goal ahead.

Half-time : School 1, O.E.'s 2.

The School attacked strongly after half-time, but could not pierce the O.E.'s strong defence. The Old Boys increased their lead from a breakaway, but Stamp scored again for the School with a well-placed shot after some good work on the left wing. At this point the School were doing all the attacking and Wheatley hit the underside of the crossbar with a hard shot. The O.E.'s defence, however, was playing very well, and gave very little away. The superior stamina of the more experienced Old Boys now began to show itself and the O.E.'s went further ahead with two more goals.

The School forwards were well held most of the match and consequently the School defence was kept busy. Parkin and Sargent were outstanding throughout the match, their tackling being excellent. Jeffries was too slow and the wing halves, although good in defence, did not support the forwards with many good passes, being chiefly content with kicking the ball anywhere up the field. Swift played well in goal, but the forwards, although trying hard, were not quick or clever enough to beat the O.E.'s defence very often. Considering the terrible playing conditions, the football was good and enter­taining to watch.

Result : School 2, Old Edwardians 5. Scorers : Fletcher, Stamp.

2ND XI MATCHES.

K.E.S. v. OLD EDWARDIANS.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, October 7th. The School won the toss and elected to kick towards the brook. Although kicking against the slope, the Old Boys had most of the play and scored the first goal after about ten minutes. Shortly afterwards another goal was added, but then the School, after several ineffective attacks, scored their first goal, from a centre by Ashford, which Hall, P. D., placed out of the goalkeeper's reach. Before half-time the Old Boys scored once more.

Half-time : O.E.'s 3, K.E.S. 1.

Things did not look too good for the School, when, shortly after the resumption of play, the Old Boys scored another goal. The School were now putting pressure on the Old Boys' defence, and deservedly scored a much-needed goal through Wigley, who dribbled past two or three defenders before scoring. Although Bain had to make occasional saves in the School goal, play was mainly concentrated in the Old Boys' half, and before the final whistle went, Hall, P. D., helped through the goal another centre from Ashford, who was now playing very well.

Result : O.E.'s 4, K.E.S. 3.

K.E.S. v. JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1ST XI.

Played at Intake on Saturday, October 14th. The School lost the toss and kicked down the slope into a fairly strong wind. The School gradually took the initiative, while the defence proved steady, Bain making some good saves. Holmes scored the first goal with a good shot which completely beat the goalkeeper. Malby, on the left-wing, followed with another from a centre by Ashford. After a scrummage in the J.T.S. goalmouth, Holmes tapped the ball past a back and the goalkeeper into the net, to score his second goal and the third of the match.

Half time : Junior Technical School 0, K.E.S. 3.

The School had an early shock when, a few minutes after the restart, the J.T.S. centre-forward, whom Jowitt had kept quiet up to then, headed a goal from an excellent corner. For a time the School forwards were troubled by off-side tactics, but before long made themselves master of the situation and the ball was constantly in the J.T.S. goal-mouth. Townsend found little difficulty in scoring two good goals. But the missed opportunities were glaringly obvious.

Result : Junior Technical School 1, K.E.S. 5.

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

Played at Woodhouse on Saturday, October 21st. Team : Bain ; Chamberlain and Olivant ; Stamp, Jowitt and Hall, E. S.; Hall, P. D., Wigley, Townsend, Holmes and Malby.

The School lost the toss and kicked up the slope. There was little wind. The ball moved about all over the field, while the School made several attacks on the Woodhouse goal. The forwards however, were unsuccessful in their shooting, most of the shots going wide of the goal. It was fortunate for the School that one of the Woodhouse defenders unintentionally scored a goal in passing back to the goalkeeper. Shortly afterwards the Woodhouse forwards made amends for this slip by scoring a good goal after a sweeping attack from the half-way line. Before half-time, Townsend scored two goals for the School.

Score : Woodhouse Grammar School 1, K.E.S. 3.

Although Bain had to make one or two saves, the defence was sound, and the School was never in danger. The ball was for the most part in the Woodhouse half, but the School forwards were again inaccurate in their shoot­ing. Hall, P. D., scored a first-class goal from a difficult angle by a rising shot which finished up in the top corner of the net. A little later, Hall had another success, when Townsend headed a perfect corner from him into the net.

Result : Woodhouse Grammar School 1, K.E.S. 5.

K.E.S. v. NETHER EDGE 1ST XI.

Played at Ecclesall on Saturday, October 28th. Team : Bain ; Chamber­lain and Olivant ; Stamp, Jowitt and Hall, E. S.; Ashford, Wigley, Townsend, Holmes and Hall, P. D.

The School, after winning the toss, decided to kick against the wind, which was remarkably strong. Nether Edge opened their account with a high shot carried by the wind, which passed just under the bar out of Bain's reach. The wind was also largely responsible for the next goal. A high corner kick was blown into the corner of the net with Bain again unable to reach the ball. After about twenty minutes' play, the School suffered an unfortunate loss, for Wigley received a severe kick and was unable to play again in the match. The wind was making it difficult for the School defenders to clear the ball, and Nether Edge scored two more goals before half-time. Just before half-time, the School were awarded a penalty kick, but the shot hit the upright and after a scrummage in the Nether Edge goalmouth, the ball was cleared.

Score : Nether Edge 4, K.E.S. 0.

The School, with the wind behind them, put on considerable pressure for a time but the fact that the School has only four forwards made it difficult for them to get in any scoring shots. Any hopes the School had of forcing a draw were finally shattered when Nether Edge scored another goal after a breakaway.

Result : Nether Edge 5, K.E.S. 0.

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

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 18th. Team :­Bain ; Chamberlain and Olivant ; Oliver, Jowitt and Stamp ; Dronfield, Shaw, Townsend, Hall, P. D. and Malby.

The School having lost the toss, kicked off in the direction of Whiteley Woods. Right from the start it could be seen that the teams were evenly matched, and rarely did either appear dangerous in attack. Rotherham's first goal was, perhaps, rather a lucky one. Bain came out of his goal to meet an attack, but failed to gather the ball, which rolled towards the open goal. A School defender tapped the ball down towards his right-wing, intending to follow it and clear. A Rotherham forward was there before him and sent across the School goalmouth a fast, low shot, which bounced off another forward into the net. Shortly afterwards, Shaw equalised from a centre by Malby.

Half-time : K.E.S. 1, Rotherham Grammar School 1.

Rotherham were the more convincing side in the second half, scoring two goals, both from scrummages in the goalmouth, with the School unable to reply. About half way through the second half, Hall was disabled by a kick on the knee, and was a passenger on the left-wing for the remainder of the game. Towards the end the School began to tire ; nevertheless they defended stubbornly, although with little chance of forcing a draw. Bain was safe in goal and Oliver played well at right-half.

Result : K.E.S. 1, Rotherham Grammar School 3.

K.E.S. V. OLD EDWARDIANS 2ND Xl.

Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, November 25th. Team : Bain ; Chamberlain and Olivant ; Oliver, Jowitt and Hall, E. S. ; Dronfield, Hall, P. D., Townsend, Holmes and Malby.

The most important thing in this game was the mud, which made it difficult both to control the ball and to retain one's equilibrium. The School, as usual, lost the toss, and kicked towards the brook. Both teams were somewhat different from those which had met earlier in the season, but again, true to tradition, the Old Boys showed themselves superior to the School. Both teams made frequent attacks, but the Old Boys were more successful, scoring two goals before half-time.

Half-time : K.E.S. 0, Old Edwardians 2.

The School were in a better position, when Malby steered a centre from Dronfield past the goalkeeper. They had to wait a long time for their next goal, however, for the Old Boys were irresistible, scoring three goals without reply. Malby completed his hat-trick by scoring two more goals from centres from the right-wing. The Old Boys scored one more goal, thus putting the issue beyond doubt.

Result : K.E.S. 3, Old Edwardians 6.

HOUSE FOOTBALL MATCHES.

   

1939 - 1940.

 

1ST ROUND.

     

Sherwood

v.

Welbeck.

1 - 9

Arundel

v.

Wentworth.

14 - 1

Chatsworth

v.

Lynwood.

 

Clumber

v.

Haddon.

18 - 1

2ND ROUND.

     

Welbeck

v.

Wentworth.

 

Sherwood

v.

Lynwood.

 

Arundel

v.

Haddon. i

12 - 1

Chatsworth

v.

Clumber.

 

3RD ROUND.

     

Arundel

v.

Chatsworth.

5 - 1

Welbeck

v.

Haddon.

1 - 4

Sherwood

v.

Clumber.

 

Wentworth

v.

Lynwood.

5 - 5

4TH ROUND.

     

Lynwood

v.

Haddon.

 

Wentworth

v.

Clumber.

 

Welbeck

v.

Chatsworth.

 

Arundel

v.

Sherwood.

 

5TH ROUND.

     

Arundel

v.

Clumber.

 

Sherwood

v.

Chatsworth.

 

Haddon

v.

Wentworth.

 

Lynwood

v.

Welbeck.

 

6TH ROUND.

     

Chatsworth

v.

Wentworth.

 

Clumber

v.

Welbeck.

 

Arundel

v.

Lynwood.

 

Sherwood

v.

Haddon.

 

7TH ROUND.

     

Clumber

v.

Lynwood.

 

Chatsworth

v.

Haddon.

 

Wentworth

v.

Sherwood.

 

Arundel

v.

Welbeck.

 

Fives.

T HE 1st IV has not been brilliantly successful during the year, losing by a small margin to Halifax, and also to the University and the Staff. Against these losses, we beat the Training College three times fairly easily. The 2nd IV, in their only game, also beat the Training College 2nd IV very easily. The 1st IV usually consisted of Wheatley, P. J., Buckley, T. R., Fletcher, L. W. and Cotton, J. M., although Rhodes, P. also played until he injured his knee. Fives colours have been awarded to Wheatley, P. J. and Fletcher, L. W. and re-awarded to Buckley, T. R. In 1938, interest in Fives seemed to be reviving among members of the School. There was a great increase of boys desiring to learn to play the game, so that one had dreams of an Open Championship comprised of some thirty entrants. It was an illusion, for in the Open Championship last Term there were less than ten competitors. T. R. Buckley again won the Open Singles Championship, beating P. J. Wheatley after a hard struggle. The House Senior Fives Championship was won by the Sherwood pair, Cotton, J. M. and Howes, who beat Arundel in the Final.

L. W. F.

Swimming.

ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY AWARDS.

Silver (Award of Merit) Bar.-K. Coldwell.

Silver (Award of Merit).-K. V. Wilson, R. H. Foggitt.

1st Class Instructor.-D. C. Burnham.

2nd Class Instructor.-G. H. Foggitt, F. C. Snowdon.

Bronze Bar.-F. C. Snowdon, R. H. Maxfield, J. H. Longden, K. D. Harrison, J. A. Thompson, A. H. Parkin, F. Britland, G. H. Foggitt.

Bronze.-D. Benn, D. A. Coe, R. J. Pryor, T. T. Wolstenholme, R. V. Clements, J. M. L. Upton, D. F. Briscoe, L. H. Truelove, P. R. Earl, J. G. Oliver, C. R. Sifton, K. D. McKenzie.

Intermediate (including Elementary).-M. R. Catton, J. D. Bird, G. E. Gill, D. A. Lonsdale, J. B. McWhinnie, J. P. Milnes, R. B. H. Greaves, M. B. Wilson.

WATER POLO.

Water Polo this Term has been confined to team practices and two matches against scratch Sheffield University teams, one of which was won and the other drawn. It is hoped that it will be possible to arrange more matches and practices next Term in readiness for House Matches in the Summer Term.

Parliamentary Journal.

IN spite of such hindrances as black-outs and restriction of numbers, the Discussion Group has been able to continue its activity this Term. Luckily, the Sixth Form has been centred round the School, so that members of all sections have been able to attend.

Last Term we lost Messrs. Mayo, Halle and that Grand Old Man of the Sixth Form, Mr. Guite. With the infusion of new and fiery blood, age and wisdom has been called upon once again to temper youth and enthusiasm. Mr. Wade has continually belched forth vague phrases about proletariats, bourgeoisie and capitalists, but has fortunately awed few with his evidently extensive knowledge of Second or, should I say, Third International propaganda. Mr. Searle-Barnes has occasionally broken silence to drop a well-meditated comment. Other newcomers, Messrs. Olivant and Stanley, have repeatedly found their conservative views shaken.

Through the kindness of Mr. Petter, our Chairman, the first two meetings were held at his house. Mr. Scott introduced " All authority is unnecessary." Assuming that any society must be judged by the amount of happiness it gives to its members, he maintained that for the most part, authority did nothing but provoke unhappiness. Logical though his theories were, the Group was almost unanimous in declaring them impracticable.

Mr. Stanley next introduced : " What is a Great Man ? " He argued that a great man was not one who was master in one sphere but one who excelled in many spheres, whereupon a voice promptly suggested : " Stalin for instance ! " Others declared that a man should be accounted great if he left the world a better place than when he found it. The theory that the great man was the good man was also put forward, but the most interesting suggestion came from Mr. Rogers. He argued that the great man was he who rose entirely above his environment who emancipated himself from all self-consciousness and mental slavery to others, and who would consequently be perfectly happy to live in solitude on an island. Whether Mr. Rogers intends to put his beliefs into practice is not yet known.

Mr. Hawker next delivered a treatise on " Peace Terms." After a long examination of past mistakes, he tried to find a basis for a fair and lasting peace. But he only succeeded in unearthing the problem as to whether a lasting peace could exist in a world of nation states.

This led to the next discussion when Mr. Upton brought up the question of" National Sovereignty." He said that the historical basis showed nationalism to have grown up, not in the general interest but in the interest of particular classes ; and in such interests it continued. He also attacked it from the ethical point of view and finally maintained that it was blatantly artificial. There was little disagreement and the Group was generally of the opinion that the end of the war should herald at least an attempt at federalism and the breaking down of national barriers.

Finally Mr. Wade treated us to one of his tirades in dealing with his favourite subject, " Capitalism." Both the economic and the moral evils of capitalism, he decried in fiercest terms but encountered stubborn opposition from Messrs. Hipkins and Stanley. On being taxed with the recent imperialist activities of his communist Utopia, Mr. Wade pleaded the sacred cause of " liberation of the workers." The discussion ultimately degenerated into a discussion of communism in practice. The advocates of capitalism, however, were led to admit a number of the present economic system's fundamental evils.

Once again we send out an appeal to our Scientific colleagues to join us in these friendly, entertaining and illuminating discussions. Our attendance this Term has, unfortunately, been almost entirely limited to Modern Studies people. We express our gratitude to Mr. Petter for his patience.

J. H. P. U.

Tuesday Club.

A S the parents of most of its members prefer them to be at home by black-out time, this dignified Society has been unable to meet, but we hope to resume our meetings as the days grow longer.

G. S. V. P.

The Gramophone Club.

IN spite of inevitable handicaps, the Gramophone Club has had a most successful Term. Though only six people attended the first concert, which consisted of light works by Mendelsohn, Rossini and Wagner, the next week a full dozen listened to a talk on Beethoven, by Stanley. The points he raised were useful, but the lecture suffered because his illustrations were all from the sonatas ; however, we finished off with the Prometheus Overture, which satisfied everyone. Although that intensely dramatic Overture Leonora No. 3 was played at our next concert, it would be wrong to assume that we have had nothing but Beethoven. Mr. Bradley very kindly lent us the Brahms Violin Concerto, and Mr. Petter Mozart's " Jupiter " Symphony. It is hardly necessary to add that these works were thoroughly enjoyed.

The Club evidently likes some " kick " in its concerts. Thus the thrilling drama of Beethoven, and the Mozartian atmosphere of powdered wigs and gold brocade find a ready audience. On the other hand, recordings of piano music arouse little enthusiasm. Indeed even pianoforte masterpieces like the " Waldstein " go unheeded.

The Gramophone Club is democratic, it exists not purely for edification but also for pleasure. Most people in the upper part of the School are perfectly capable of enjoying good music, and the music played by the Gramophone Club some even find more digestible than that played at the Philharmonic Concerts.

The first concert next Term will be the 1st Beethoven Symphony, a light, tuneful and thoroughly enjoyable work, and it is hoped that many will turn up at the Music Room to hear it. In conclusion, we should like to thank Mr. Bradley, Mr. Petter and Olivant, who lent records ; Mr. Baylis, who allowed us to use the Music Room ; the Office Staff, who have frequently waited patiently for the return of the radiogram key, and finally those whose attendance has made the Gramophone Club possible.

K. P. S.

Old Edwardians.

BIRTH.

To Mr. and Mrs. W. A. TILBROOK, on October 24th, 1939, a son.

DEATH.

Captain ARNOLD EDESON (Sheffield Royal Grammar School) died at his home, 38, Roslin Road, Sheffield, on November 17th, 1939.

MARRIAGES.

H. T. BATEMAN (1925-1930) on August 19th, 1939, to Miss Mabel Clarke, of Sheffield.

Dr. L. MULLINS (1926-1933) on August 12th, 1939, to Miss Dora Tingle, of Sheffield and Birmingham.

W. S. PARKER (1917-1926) on August 12th, 1939, to Miss Phyllis L. Coulton, of Sheffield.

H. A. L. COWARD (1928-1930) on September 9th, 1939, to Miss Phyllis N. Harvey, of Sheffield.

N. S. LAYCOCK (1924-1931), on September 9th, 1939, to Miss Amy I. Busson, of Edgeware, Middlesex.

H. H. NEWTON (1918-1927) on September 2nd, 1939, to Miss K. Parkin, of Sheffield.

Dr. J. M. RIDYARD (1919-1927) on September 1st, 1939, to Miss Frieda G. Walker, of Sheffield.

Surgeon Lieut. S. MILES, R.N. (1921-1930) on September 7th, 1939, to Miss Frances M. Rose, of Sheffield.

K. J. F. STACEY (1924-1930) to Miss Joan Beal, of Sheffield.

K. S. RAMAGE (1924-1927) on September 1st, 1939, to Miss Charlotte F. Brunton, of Glasgow.

S. K. ARNOLD (1922-1931) to Miss Mary Murray, of Sheffield.

J. W. TUCHSCHMID (1926-1934) on October 14th, 1939, to Miss E. B. M. Stirling, of Glasgow.

R. G. BEARD, on December 9th, 1939, to Miss C. Lorna Booth, of Sheffield.

PHILIP ALLEN (1922-1930) has been appointed a private secretary to Sir John Anderson, Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security.

Dr. E. L. M. MILLAR (1922-1930) has been appointed assistant Medical Officer of Health for Derby.

Four O.E.'s are playing in the Sheffield University Hockey Team, namely, A. B. Fitzjohn, O. B. Mortimer, G. G. Lee and R. D. Bolsover.

Old Edwardians' Roll of Service.

(Information received to December 1st, 1939).

ARNOLD, G. Signaller, Royal Corps of Signals.

ARNOLD, S. K. Gunner, 122 Light A.A. Regt. R. A.

BAGGALEY, P. D. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park R.A.O.C.

BESWICK, L. Major R.A.S.C., H.Q. Staff, 7th A.A. Division.

BOWMER, H. A. R.A.F.

BROUGHTON, C. Gunner, C. Troop, 281 Battery R.A.

BROWNE, P. W. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park R.A.O.C.

CAWTHORNE, G. H. G. Flight Lieut., R.A.F. Reserve.

CHARLESWORTH, R. K. 13th Light A.A. Regt., R.A.

CHESHAM, G. Military Police.

CRAIG, R. L. Major, R.A.S.C.

DENMAN, L. B. R/A Coy., 17 Squad I.T.C., K.O.Y.L.I.

DOYLE, A. R.A.O.C.

EARL, J. G. C. Gunner, R.F.A.

ELLIS, J. L. 4th Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

EMBLING, A. D. H. Aircraftsman, R.A.F.

FEARNEHOUGH, L. 2nd Lieut., R.A.

FOXON, D. H. Lieut., Royal Army Pay Corps.

FULFORD, D. Flight Cadet, R.A.F.

FULFORD, J. M. Accepted for R.A.F.V.R.

GARNER, H. C. Cpl., D. Coy., R.A.S.C.

GILMORE, C. J. F. Chaplain, R.A.F.

HALL, G. V. Wireless Op., R.A.F.

HOLMES, R. Aircraftsman, R.A.F.

HOLMES, O. S. Flight Lieut., W.R. Balloon Barrage, R.A.F.

HOOLE, C. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park., R.A.O.C.

HOYLAND, J. C. Driver 38th Battn. 13th Light A.A. Regt., R.A.

HUNTER, T. F. Sergt., 4th Lincolnshire Regt.

HUTCHINSON, W. B. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

HUXTABLE, G. Gunner, R.F.A.

JENKINS, A. B. D. A.A. Regt., R.A.

JENKINSON, G. R.A.S.C.

JENKINSON, G. W. Lce.-Cpl., B.Coy., R.A.S.C.

JOEL, L. G. 2nd Lieut., 40th (Sherwood Foresters), A.A. Battn., R.E.

KIRKHAM, L. Corpl., 50th (N.) Div., Provost Coy., M.P.

LEE, J. B. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

LEES, J. Sergt., R.E.

LONG, A. W. R. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

LONSDALE, P. S. (Military Medal 1914-18), Corpl., 939 Balloon Barrage Squadron, R.A.F.

MILES,. S. Surgeon Lieut., R.N.

MOLD, J. C. Driver, 2nd Corps Troop Supply Col., R.A.S.C., B.E.F.

NIXON, P. D. Sergt. Observer, 44 Squadron, R.A.F.

PARRAMORE, P. R. Gunner, 122/13th Light A.A. Regt., R.A.

PASHLEY, J. H. 164th O.C.T.U.

PATTINSON, F. J. Supply Personnel Coy.

PEACE, A. J. M. R.A.F.

PHILLIPS, R. P. 2nd Lieut., R.A.S.C., No. 1 Bridge Coy., B.E.F.

PLATTS, R. G. Corpl., 18th Coy., R.A.S.C.

PRICE, F. C. R. Gunner, 122/13th Light A.A. Regt., R.A.

RAYNER, J. H. Lance Cpl., B Coy. Hallamshire Battn., York and Lancaster Regt.

ROBINSON, W. R. Signalman, 2nd Ops. Training Battn., 2nd Signal Training Centre.

SIBLEY, D. C. G. (Master). 2nd Lieut. No. 2 Reserve M.T. Coy., R.A.S.C., B.E.F.

SNAPE, T. D. Observer, R.A.F.

SPEDDING, A. J. Driver, C. Section 520 Coy., R.A.S.C.

TORY, G. W. Lieut., 207 A.A. Battery, R.A.

TURNER, A. S. Sergt., No. 4 Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

TURVEY, N. A. 543 Coy., R.A.S.C., Cavalry Division.

TWYFORD, H. R. (Master). Flying Officer, No. 62 Fighter Wing, B.E.F.

VICARY, A. R. Lance Bombardier, 123rd Regt., R.A.

VICARY, G. D. Somerset Light Infantry.

VICKERS, H. R. Surgeon Lieut., R.N.

VINCENT, L. Flight Lieut., 115 (B) Squadron, R.A.F.

WAINWRIGHT, K. J. Eng. Sub. Lieut., R.N.R.

WATKINS, E. B. Gunner Troop, 167 64/34 Light A.A. Regt., R.A.

WHATLIN, S. Corpl., R.A.F.

WILLIAMS, A. H. D. 2nd Lieut., R.E.

WILLIAMS, E. T. 2nd Lieut., 1st King's Dragoon Guards.

WILLIAMS, F. H. Surgeon Lieut., R.N.

WILSON, F. Corpl., R.A.O.C.

WOOD, G. K. No. 4 Ordnance Field Park, R.A.O.C.

Oxford Letter.

The Queen's College, Oxford.

November 30th, 1939.

Dear Mr. Editor,

Different people have different ideas about what should be contained in an Oxford letter. Some use the opportunity to air political views or hurl precarious insults ; some merely show off superior knowledge or recount drawing-room stories of their inner circle of friends : nearly all apologise in the first paragraph for their lack of literary ability, and complete unworthiness to emulate the pithy prose of previous writers. But, as a mathematician, I find it more logical not to apologise for a style which does not exist, and, in fact, I do not pretend to write any more than a long list of cutting remarks about Old Edwardians in Oxford.

Oxford always works wonders on Freshmen, but Mayo seems to have caught the full force of the dreaming spires, and is at last beginning to display possibilities. The war, too, has had strange effects on others at Magdalen. Simon dreams of a Lieutenant's uniform in between emergency examinations ; Marsh has sought consolation in love, and even Williams still condescends to speak to one occasionally.

Bolsover, strangely enough, complains of a lack of corpses, but I would venture to say it was something more liquid than dead bodies which tempted him to do a spot of night climbing quite recently.

To mention Bloom at all is a contravention of the Official Secrets Act, but, if nothing else, war work has at least changed the colour of his fingers. Gadsby's present idea of life is a judicious mixture of ping-pong balls and formulae for high explosives.

Thanks to the Government, Queen's virtually is no more. Sachse now lives in Worcester College, whither, we hope, he has taken his chewing gum. Chare is exiled to a particularly unbecom­ing part of New College, and there, in spite of this bad taste in Architecture, claims to be doing a fabulous amount of work, before joining the Fleet Air Arm. Chesham is going to teach Fascism to the Military Police.

In spite of the war, Allen continues to live the life of a gentleman. His success as a host is only outrivalled by his inability to quell the more boisterous element of the Seventh Club, and his capacity for dissipating my time.

There are noticeable absentees too. Burley has transported his ideas of Bohemia to the deck of a tramp steamer, and hopes to teach the Navy a thing or two on his return. Balliol is without its champion, for Maude is using the call of the Militia as an excuse to stay at home ; believe me, there are other reasons.

Camm continues to wield a paternal eye, and when not deploring the futility of arms and the absence of his professor, lavishes enter­tainment on his lady pupils-at least, as far as petrol rations allow.

For myself, I just live in hope, awaiting the pleasure of an almost static officialdom, and meanwhile pretending to do just a little work.

But strangely enough, the academic part of Oxford does manage to hold together, even though uniforms far outnumber gowns, and depleted bus services make lodgings seem an endless distance away. Those of us who live out beyond Magdalen Bridge often wonder if a bomb will every find its mark there, and thus sever completely our now slender connections with the University.

I am, Sir,

Yours etc.,

C. KENNETH THORNHILL.

Junior School.

AFTER about six weeks of Home Service, we returned to Clarke House, sharing the building with Sheffield Commercial College. Comfortable, as most of us were, at the homes where hospitality was so generously given, we were, I think, all very glad to get back to School.

During our absence the contractors had been very busy on the cellars and had converted them into very excellent Air Raid Shelters. Ample seating accommodation is provided ; they are well lighted, dry and warm.

We have had daily Assembly for Prayers, conducted by the Headmaster, in the Gymnasium. From him we learnt that Mr. Twyford and Mr. Sibley were away in France on Military duty.

Owing to the reduced number of junior School Masters, we have six Forms instead of eight.

About seventy boys were promoted to the Senior School at the end of last Term ; so that we looked rather a small number when we lined up for prayers on Monday, October 30th.

All the Houses have suffered owing to the promotion of their leading cricketers and footballers ; the Britons in particular. Mr. Baylis is taking charge of the Britons during Mr. Twyford's absence and Miss Copley has taken Mr. Sibley's place for the Normans.

Our old opponents, Birkdale and Westbourne, have both gone out of Sheffield for the time being, so that matches with them will be out of the question and so far it has not been possible to arrange games with the 2nd Forms, who are still on Home Service.

In spite of the inconveniences of the times, we have been for­tunate in getting games at Whiteley Woods either in the mornings or afternoons. The attendances have been good. Several of the new boys have already shown good promise of becoming useful players.

House matches are in full swing and the results up to date are as follows :­

1ST XI's.

   

Angles

v. Britons

7-0.

Normans

v. Saxons

7-1.

Angles

v. Osborn

1-9.

Britons

v. Normans

1-3.

2ND Xl'S.

   

Angles

v. Britons

4-0.

Normans

v. Saxons

2-1.

Angles

v. Osborn

4-1.

Britons

v. Normans

0-12.

We hope to hear soon that those boys who served their Houses so well at footer last season are making their presence felt in the various Houses to which they are allotted.

We must not forget to place on record that the tuck shop, a new institution at Clarke House, is now functioning during the intervals and is very popular ; that and the morning milk supply go a long way towards making up for any inconveniences of the dinner hour these days.

The following boys were elected as Captains of Houses :­

ANGLES : P. H. Wreghitt ; BRITONS : W. E. Whiteley ; NORMANS : J. H. Young ; OSBORN : C. M. Wilson ; SAXONS : K. G. Neal.

It is more than likely that our Annual Christmas Tea Party will be out of the question this Term-perhaps we may be able to arrange a " little show "- without the usual tea.

Physical Training periods have not been possible this Term - owing to Mr. Ward's duties elsewhere ; but the School Baths have been well used in School hours and out.

Between twenty and thirty Juniors joined the Camp Party at Winchelsea this summer. We are sure they enjoyed themselves. Particulars of those memorable days will probably be found else­where in these pages or in a future issue.

We are very grateful to those boys who presented books to the Junior School Library on leaving last Term. Thirty volumes were thus added to the shelves and the books have been much appreciated.

The average number of boys using the Library during the year was between 80 and 90 per cent.

" Books of Adventure " was the most popular section used, and the most read book was the " Great Aeroplane." We notice that school stories are not as popular as they used to be. The Nature Study Section has been well used, particularly during the Summer Term, which helps to show how the Nature Study Lessons have ` caught on'.

The big volumes of various Boys' Annuals containing short stories have been popular with the younger boys and with them " Toad of Toad Hall " stood high in popularity. We notice too, that Henty, Ballantyne, Kingston, Manville-Fenn, are not read as they used to be.

We heard a few days ago that Mr. Sibley was home on leave and that he had taken the opportunity of getting married. We all wish him and Mrs. Sibley many years of prosperity and happiness.

 

 

Notices.

Contributions for THE MAGAZINE should be addressed to THE EDITOR, SCHOOL MAGAZINE, K.E.S. A box will also be found in the School Library into which all communications may be put.

All Contributions should be written clearly in ink, on one side of the paper only, with an ample margin on the left-hand side. It is a convenience if the number of words in an article be stated at the top of the first page.

The Editor will be glad to be kept informed of the doings of O.E's - especially those in distant parts of the world-in order that THE MAGAZINE may form a link between them and the School.

THE MAGAZINE can be supplied to any other than present members of the School at 6d. per copy, or for a subscription of 1/6 a year, post free.

OLD EDWARDIANS' ASSOCIATION.-Hon. Secretary, G. A. BOLSOVER, 70, Queen Street, Sheffield.

O.E. FOOTBALL CLUB.-All boys leaving School who wish to join should communicate with the Hon. Secretary, E. W. Sivil, 39, Canterbury Avenue. Sheffield, 10.

O.E. CRICKET CLUB.-HOD. Secretary, R. G. BEARD, 45, Bank Street, Sheffield, 1.