KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL MAGAZINE

VOL. XVI                                            SPRING 1967                                             No. 7

CONTENTS

RECORD SECTION

MR. N. L. CLAPTON

347

JUNIOR PLAY

358

SCHOOL NOTES

348

SCOUTING

360

MAGAZINE NOTES

351

HIGH SOCIETY

362

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

352

HOUSE NOTES

365

Music

354

SPORTS

325

SCHOOL LIBRARY

355

OLD EDWARDIANS

403

THE SCHOOL PLAYS

356

   

MAGAZINE SECTION:

EDITORIAL

369

IT TAKES TIME

379

CENSUS

369

FRAGMENTVM

379

AGE

372

PROLOGUE

380

EDITOR'S NOTE

372

SNOWDON

381

SKI TRIP

373

THE OUTCAST

383

LEAMINGTON SPA

374

BERLIN

383

THE WIND

375

A.G.J. LEXICON

384

VOLUNTARY SERVICE

375

THE COMMON MARKET

387

FABLE

376

THIRTY YEARS BACK

387

W. D. L. SCOBIE

376

CORRESPONDENCE

388

PRAGMATISM

379

   

  Mr. N. L. Clapton

WE deeply regret to have to report the death, in Sheffield on January 24th, of our late Headmaster, Mr. N. L. Clapton. The School was represented at his funeral by the Headmaster, Mr. Jackson, members of the staff, and a large number of senior boys. We are grateful to Mr. Jackson for allowing us to print the text of the following tribute, delivered by him at School assembly on January 25th:-

Mr. Clapton took up his appointment as Headmaster of this School on 1st November, 1950 and retired on 31st August, 1965. He had a distinguished University career as a Scholar of Hertford College, Oxford, and was successively Senior Mathematics Master at Watford Grammar School and Glasgow Academy. Early in the war, he was appointed first Headmaster of Boteler Grammar School, Warrington and remained there until he came to Sheffield.

We did not know him as a teacher, but, by coincidence, I also began my teaching career at Watford and I know with what respect and affection he is remembered as a gifted teacher of Mathematics.

It is not easy to speak of Mr. Clapton. Very few of us can remember him as a really fit man. He broke a leg in an accident in his home at the end of the Whit Holiday in 1958 and never recovered full vigour. Very few of us can remember him as a happy family man and we tend to think of him only as a rather lonely widower. Very few indeed knew all the difficulties and misfortune of his personal life over the past ten years or so. Those who did cannot but marvel at his resilience and at the lack of interference with his professional life.

We know that as a young man he was an enthusiastic climber and fell-walker. He had an almost fanatic affection for animals and their welfare. His main recreation in later life was to take his dog into the Derbyshire countryside. He was a wide reader, with a fondness for ghost stories. He took a close interest in the choice of books for the Library; looked at them all, and read many.

A full appreciation of his work as Headmaster here appeared in the School Magazine for the Autumn Term, 1965. 1 commend a re-reading to you. I wish now to speak but briefly of those qualities which distinguished his tenure.

He had a clear aim-that every boy entering the School should use his talents to the utmost. Academic distinction should be pursued, but not to the detriment of the development of the whole personality. Widening of academic opportunities was accompanied by a corresponding growth in games, in crafts, in societies.

As an administrator, he was reliable and conscientious to excess. His personal attention to detail had to be experienced to be believed. He loathed procrastination and hypocrisy. He was a man of decision, for whom the needs of the School, as he saw them, transcended all other considerations. He sought neither publicity nor popularity nor praise.

He had a wide knowledge, great powers of analysis, an encyclopaedic memory. These gifts combined with a sound judgment to make a man of wisdom.

It was less clear to the casual acquaintance that Mr. Clapton was also a man of great fairness and deep sympathy, with a strong sense of humour. He had a reputation for the accuracy and fairness of his testimonials. I can now disclose that when he had occasion to write one for a boy who had crossed his path repeatedly, he would ask me to scrutinise the draft to ensure that it was fair to the boy concerned. It always was. He spared no pains to help those in need: not least, those who had done little to help themselves. He was sometimes aloof and not easy to approach. But once this was done, anyone (be he master, boy or parent) who had a genuine problem was assured of a sympathetic and patient hearing and of wise and understanding counsel.

Today we express our gratitude for Mr. Clapton's life and work, especially in the unstinted service which he gave for nearly fifteen years to this School.. We acknowledge our undoubted debt to him. Aware that he sacrificed himself to our School, we send our deep sympathy to his daughter, his son and his grand-children in their more personal loss.

SCHOOL NOTES

SINCE the publication of the last Magazine we have welcomed three new full-time members of the staff and one part-time and temporary member. This last was Mrs. T. Wyatt, who helped to fill a gap in the Biology Department during the Lent term. Mr. P. O. Jones and Mr. W. F. Randle also came to us at the beginning of the Lent term, the former from Newfield Secondary School for boys to teach art and the latter from Sheffield University to teach mathematics. At the beginning of the Summer term we were joined by Mr. Ruding, who comes from Rotherham Grammar School to be Head of the Biology Department. We wish all these a happy and rewarding time at K.E.S.

On the other side of the account we bade farewell to three members of staff at the end of the Autumn term, and to Mrs. Wyatt at the end of the Lent term. We are most grateful to her for so readily stepping into the breach and so capably coping with the daunting demands of an unfamiliar syllabus and hordes of strange pupils. She showed no qualms about holding her own in the midst of men and boys, and we certainly miss her lively presence.

Of those who left at the end of the Autumn Mr. K. Bridgwater had been with us longest. Since September 1957 he had taught at various times physics, chemistry and mathematics. Enthusiasts for model aeroplanes and table tennis have long enjoyed his active support and encouragement, and he was both himself a keen swimmer and a regular supervisor of his fellow devotees in the baths. As a teacher he never spared himself in the effort to understand his pupils' problems and put them on a way to solving them. But, endowed as he was with a varied talent, his teaching was as much that of an artist as of a scientist, and aimed rather at civilising the mind than at stocking it with facts and techniques. A natural reserve made him chary of displaying his own artistic abilities, but their quality was clear from his work as one of the make-up team for School plays. Those who shared his taste for Italian lakes, literature and opera (and his detestation of Wagner) were most likely to enjoy the privilege of close friendship: but it is believed that, in all his time with us, he never so far forgot himself as to address any of his colleagues (let alone a pupil) by anything other than his surname. He leaves us, grateful alike for his long service to the School and his quizzical companionship, for Churcher's College, Petersfield.

Mr. J. S. Fordham had been Head of the Biology Department since September, 1963. Apart from maintaining and indeed enhancing the high standards of his department, and fostering an active Natural History Society, he has given unwearied service to School rugby since 1964. In coaching, refereeing and supporting the First XV he amply demonstrated the passion for the game and instinctive sense for its subtleties which only those from certain Western fringes of our island can truly claim as their birthright. His singleness of purpose in this respect was emphasised by his sedulous efforts to avoid involvement in the alien sports of cricket and soccer. Even when his good nature allowed him to he pressed into service with the staff soccer team he showed his independence by obtaining a position as near as possible to the edge of the field. In his last year at the School he took over from Mr. Twyford as Housemaster of Lynwood, and successfully maintained the enthusiastic traditions of his predecessor. Of his sidelines (probably not profitable) as School Beekeeper and Frog Hunter space forbids more than a mention. He was at all times a genial, energetic and sincere mentor, colleague and friend, and Yeovil School's gain is very much our loss.

The end of the Autumn term also saw the departure of Mr. C. A. Shreeve who had come to us in a temporary capacity at the beginning of the year. We regret that his short stay with us was further curtailed by a sudden and very acute illness, but we are grateful to him for what he did to maintain interest and activity in the Art Department during the first part of the term. He goes on to a post at Firth Park Grammar School.

To these who have left us we extend our warmest wishes for happiness and success in their future careers.

We are proud to report the establishment of a Redston Award in memory of Gerald D. Redston, an O.E. and only son of Mr. H. Redston who taught at K.E.S. from 1921 to 1960 and was Senior Physics Master. Gerald Redston was a pupil here from 1930 to 1941. He went to Sheffield University, specialised in glass technology and gained the M.Sc. degree for research in this subject. After holding several research posts he became technical manager of Epsom Glass Industries and was a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technologists, and for one year held office as its President.

He was killed in a car accident in 1965 and leaves a wife and two sons. As a tribute to his memory his fellow scientists in London have established a Redston Award to be given annually for outstanding services to glass technology. The award itself consists of a large optical lens, engraved and mounted on a base of ruby glass.

We are very pleased to hear of the appointment of Sir Geoffrey Tory, who was at the School from 1923 to 1931, as High Commissioner in Malta, and offer him our respectful congratulations.

Among academic successes we are pleased to record those of the Anderson twins. P. B. Anderson, who entered St. Catherine's College, Oxford, as a commoner in October 1964 has been elected to a Sembal Exhibition by the college with effect from October 1966; while his brother, A. J. Anderson, has been awarded a college prize at Worcester College, Oxford, for distinction in preclinical examinations in May, 1966.

As we go to press we hear that P. M. Holmes has worthily maintained the School's tradition of success in the European Schools Day Essay Competition by having his essay judged as the best submitted by a British competitor in the senior section this year. He has been awarded one of two prizes offered by the European Communities, and his essay now goes forward for consideration by the international panel for the award of the Council of Europe Gold Medal. We offer him our warm congratulations.

UNIVERSITY AND OTHER AWARDS

WE congratulate the following on winning awards at Universities and other places of Higher Education:-

J. R. G. ARMYTAGE

Scholarship (Natural Science) at Churchill College, Cambridge

G. W. J. BALL

Scholarship (Modern Studies for P.P.E.) at The Queen's College, Oxford

D. G. BRADBURY

Scholarship (Natural Science) at The Queen's College, Oxford

D. G. BUNCE

Y.E.B. Scholarship for Electrical Engineering at Bristol University

J. CRAWFORD

Foundation Scholarship at the Royal College of Music

D. J. FINCH

Exhibition (Natural Science) at Downing College, Cambridge

T. J. GLOAG

Hastings Meritorious Award (Physics) and British Aircraft Corporation Industrial Scholarship at The Queen's College, Oxford

P. M. HOLMES

Scholarship (Economics) at Christ's College, Cambridge

R. J. MARSHALL

Scholarship (Civil Engineering) at Birmingham University

J. PEMBERTON

Exhibition (Law) at Trinity Hall, Cambridge

J. S. RICHARDSON

Exhibition (Economics and Mathematics with Statistics) at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

The following appointments of prefects and sub-prefects have been made since the Autumn term:-

From the beginning of the Lent term:
Prefects-J. Hallam, S. A. Roberts.
Sub-Prefects-J. W. Leigh, I. P. Lusis, J. H. Rees, J. Shirt.

From 22nd February:
Prefects-R. Bollington, I. C. A. F. Robinson, C. J. Stones.
Sub-Prefects-I. Button, J. Cowley, L. M. Jenkins, G. C. Scott, J. P. Woodhouse

From the beginning of the Summer term
Deputy Head Prefect-R. J. Dunsford
Prefects-R. I. Nicolson, J. Shirt, J. M. Tuckwood, J. L. Wragg.
Sub-Prefects--I. M. Broome, R. C. Digby, R. M. Dixon, A. P. Fogell, P. A. Gregory, J. C. Smith, D. J. Wildman

We are grateful to Mr. J. J. H. Clay for bringing to our notice a number of points of interest for students of the history of the School. Recalling an article in the Magazine for July, 1937, marking the centenary of Wesley College, Mr. Clay, who was at that time Senior English and History Master, tells us that this article was compiled by himself from information supplied by James Shearer, M.A. (Aberdeen), a master at Wesley College who stayed to take charge of the office at K.E.S.; and F. T. Saville who taught at Wesley College and remained as Head of the K.E.S. Junior School. He points out, however, that Mr. Saville's position was strictly that of Deputy for Mr. J. H. Hichens, first Headmaster of the School as a whole. Of F.T.S. he also recalls that he lived in a house called Lynwood on Clarkehouse Road (this is still there, now part of the Sheffield College of Education), and took in those boys who boarded in the early days of K.E.S. There were enough of them for a separate "House"-hence the present Lynwood.

Magazine Notes

WE regret the appearance of two errors in the last issue of the Magazine (Autumn, 1966). In the introduction to his article on K.E.S. Mr. P. J. Wallis was wrongly described as teaching history at the School in 1950, when the article first appeared. In fact he was at the time Head of the Mathematics Department. The editors apologise sincerely for this mistake, and can only plead in mitigation the highly professional style of the article in question. But we should have known better than to assume that what any member of staff at K.E.S. professes is necessarily his only, or even his most cherished, field of interest.

Convicted of the other error we can only blush to the roots of our Classical traditions, and trust that not too many of our erudite readers were outraged by our completely unauthenticated and inept "varia lectio" in the line of Horace prefacing the article "In the Bath." Perhaps we can take some comfort from having provided a vivid contemporary illustration of the perils which have always beset the transmission of manuscripts. (Anyone still in the dark should consult Horace Odes III, 13).

The Magazine Committee is now composed of:-

Messrs. R. A. Braunholtz (General Editor), M. T. J. Axford (Literary Editor), D. A. Ayres (Sports Editor), J. Wrigley (Business Editor); R. Bollington (Chief Assistant Editor), A. T. Sutherland (Assistant Literary Editor), D. M. Hodgkin (Assistant Sports Editor), P. J. Thorpe (Assistant Business Editor), R. S. Lehman, K. B. Sykes, P. T. Bacon (Assistant General Editors), K. M. Romanski (Junior Assistant Editor).

 PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

THE Prize Distribution, held in the evening of November 23rd, was this year notable for two innovations. First, both in courtesy and significance, the prizes were given away by a lady. Mrs. Robson, wife of the Vice Chancellor of Sheffield University, who later delivered the traditional address, performed this function with disarming grace, and thus played her part in a year which has perhaps seen more assaults on our severely masculine traditions than any in the School's previous history. Second, and significant only of the decline of mass meetings which has led to the demise of the Victoria Hall as we once knew it, the occasion took place in the cavernous arena of the City Hall. We gained, no doubt, in dignity and comfort what we lost in informality; and the hall appeared sufficiently well filled to have proved the inadequacy of our former surroundings.

On the platform for the main business of the evening were the Vice Chancellor, Professor Robson, and his wife; the Lady Mayoress; Alderman Ballard; the Headmaster and Mrs. Sharrock; and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. The Lord Mayor and the Director of Education were regrettably unable to be present owing to illness.

The Headmaster opened his report by expressing gratitude to all those who had made him and his family welcome in Sheffield and at the School, and especially to Mr. Clapton and to the Old Edwardians. After welcoming the platform party he proceeded to describe some of his `first reactions' to the School.

Of the boys his first impression was of "tremendous ability and enthusiasm." But he was aware of a few exceptions, boys who had been leading lights in their primary schools but faded away rather than face the stiffer demands of our more competitive society. There were others who coasted along with a minimum of effort: these were few, but it was regrettable that any boys in the School should find insufficient encouragement and stimulus. But the element which gave the Headmaster greatest concern consisted of those who valued themselves too highly, regarding their brains as a virtue rather than a gift. The "conscious thrust and scope of the mind" was a permanent pleasure in life, but a pleasure that could be shared, and must not be used as a means of escape from life. A lot could fairly be expected from "the most lavishly reared of all generations," and there was no limit to the value of intelligent, out-going and responsible citizens.

The tendency towards isolation was inherent in the immensely varied and absorbing life of the School. But a boy's education could not satisfactorily develop without reference both to the home environment and to society as a whole. It was for this reason that there would be increasing opportunities for parents to come to the School, and a "Careers Convention" was to be inaugurated later in the year. The Headmaster also expressed his gratitude to those parents who supported the School in a more traditional way by attending at plays, concerts and sporting events, and he recommended others to interest themselves in all the School does.

He went on to mention encouraging developments in the involvement of the School in the cultural life of the city, especially in its relation with the College of Technology and the University. He expressed the hope that more boys would take part in voluntary service to the community, and especially that they would consider using the spare time after gaining university places in a more socially useful manner.

The Headmaster then turned to the staff, and expressed his certainty that the quality of the School life and its standard of academic excellence were directly due to their "devoted and scholarly energies." There were no "favoured few" at King Edward's: every boy had great opportunities and senior staff taught at all levels. The interest of the staff as well as the enthusiasm of the boys was reflected in the School's fine sporting tradition and the vast range of societies and out-of-school activities. In thanking those members of staff who had left during the year the Headmaster pointed out that three of the six had gone on to posts in Further Education. He thanked severally the various ancillary staff, and paid a warm tribute to Mr. Helliwell.

Finally, addressing the parents, he assured them that he was aware that no school could maintain its standards if it was distrustful of change. We should learn from experience, "and the changing educational, economic and social priorities will not find us unprepared, nor you ill-informed."

After the distribution of the prizes, and the delivery of the Latin Address of Welcome by the Deputy Head Prefect, Professor Robson rose to address the School. He excused himself with a concentrated and dissembling wit from fulfilling either of the traditional speechmaker's duties of being amusing and brief. This formed an apt prelude to an address on the theme of inconsistency, with particular reference to our attitude towards university education. "On the one hand there is commonly a faintly scornful attitude. Universities are said to be expensive, somewhat airy-fairy, impractical institutions, places where young people loaf about in a generally unwashed state and where absent-minded dons live in dream-worlds of their own. At the same time, the outside world appears to place a somewhat exaggerated value on university qualifications and each year the pressure grows for more university places, courses and degrees." He went on to stress that, while university education had a certain function and demanded a certain type of mental aptitude, this was only one among many kinds of mental and physical skills, and enjoyed no special claim to merit. "History is replete with examples of men and women who would not have been selected by universities but who have made enormous contributions to human knowledge, welfare and happiness." These reflections led Professor Robson to deny any basis for many of the inconsistent attitudes towards universities. The all-important thing was to discover and develop our individual aptitudes to the best of our abilities. One should not be overconcerned by today's paradoxical attitudes, remembering that they were likely to be the laughing-stock of tomorrow. To conclude his argument he quoted Pope's lines

"Honour and shame from no condition rise, Act well your part, there all the honour lies."

The evening ended with a musical performance by the School orchestra, choir and soloists, which receives separate notice elsewhere.

 MUSIC

THE musical flavour of a school year is necessarily the product of the particular talents which come to the fore in their individual aspect and in combination (if you see what we mean), and this year has been one in which solo instrumental talent and Composition have been particularly noteworthy.

I. C. A. F. Robinson's "Elegy for Two Violins and Piano" at Prize Distribution proved a most attractive and skilful composition, and its interpretation by the composer with J. Crawford and L. M. Jenkins (both violinists of an attainment rarely found in a school) brought forth its full magic. The Orchestra began the Entertainment part of the proceedings in fine style with Bizet's "Farandole" from L'Arlesienne, and supported the Choir in Sullivan's "Entrance and March of the Peers" as the finale. The Choir also sang Sargent's "A Cowboy Carol," the Madrigal Group a setting of Emerson's "The Mountain and the Squirrel" by the South American Jean Berger, and "Praecepta Edwardensia more cantuum Angli-corum" - a title which concealed a selection of the School Rules sung to Anglican chants, ending with our own version of the School motto: "Fac Nil, Recte Time," "Do nothing at the right time." This item was much appreciated. M. J. Jepson and J. N. May were a well-matched pair in Handel's "0 lovely peace," and D. M. Hodgkin gave mature expression to Vaughan Williams' "Linden Lea." Another solo item was a Vivaldi movement deftly played by D. R. D. Clarke, 'cello.

Since 1949 the Choir has sung some ninety different carols ranging from some of the earliest to examples of Kodaly, Walton and Britten, a fine library built up by adding a few new ones each year, as finance has allowed. Of the new ones sung at the Carol Service, to a capacity congregation again, in St. John's, Ranmoor, Hendrie's "As I outrode this endris night," for trebles, proved most attractive with its Menotti-like idiom. The Choir also again sang a lunch-time Carol programme in the Cathedral forecourt.

The short Spring term brought a concentration of effort on the items for the May Concert, members of the Choir, Madrigal Group, Orchestra, Concerto Group meeting weekly with, in most cases, admirable reliability, though our numbers suffered more than usual from early leavers and from a lack of stamina on the part of a few junior choir members. The conductor prayed for bad weather on Choir practice days, but it was always fine, and the call of the Great Outdoors-or Close-was an additional factor to contend with.

Composition and virtuosity in performance again marked the music for the Plays. I. C. A. F. Robinson's score for the Corneille play was full of wit, skill and felicities, and was as wittily presented from their curtained alcove by a String Quartet of Crawford, Jenkins, M. P. R. Linskill and Clarke. The songs were tunefully sung by M. R. Ainsworth, T. C. Ramsden and A. J. Robinson. Linskill's evocative melismata, played by G. Hulse on the oboe, also deftly set the atmosphere for the Yeats piece.

Hearty congratulations go to John Crawford on his Scholarship to the Royal College of Music, which he will take up in the autumn, and to Lyn Jenkins on his joining Crawford in membership of the National Youth Orchestra-the first time we have had such a "double."

 THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

THE First Form arrived at the beginning of the Spring Term without there seeming to be any panic among the longer established inhabitants. As most of our `steadies' leave sharp at four o'clock they tend not to meet the new users, and there is therefore little friction. Untidiness is less, but the usual list of missing books has risen slightly. If those careless gentlemen who have books out which they have forgotten to have issued return them, we will then be left only with deliberate unauthorised removals to deal with.

Once again this term has seen us indebted to our generous benefactors. The school library is very poor, and the cost of books is rising. Even allowing for the ready acceptance of well-made paperbacks we do not really keep abreast of our most humble requirements. If we are to continue to function adequately we must therefore rely on charity, and that of course means your charity. I have therefore coined a new library slogan-LET US BE YOUR WASTEPAPERBASKET. Do not throw away books or specialist magazines, send them to me and I will arrange for them to be examined so that those of use to any department of the school can be saved. Our shelves and filing cabinets will absorb what we can and we can dispose of the remainder. Have you looked in your attic recently, or your own bookshelves? Meanwhile we would like to put on record gifts from the following-W. H. Bailey, G. W. J. Ball, Mrs. R. Bates, J. R. Beale, C. R. Brown, D. G. Bunce, P. J. Claxton, P. Collier, A. E. T. Cook, R. Cross, I. Darley, E. D. Faulkner, J. Hardy, P. M. Holmes, P. Horner, P. G. Howard, R. A. Butt, S. Ingram, N. J. Johnson, D. D. Marshall, R. J. Marshall, N. J. Morton, Morganite Ltd., M. E. Orton, J. Pemberton, J. R. Pilling, J. A. Ramsden, I. F. Roe, J. Shirt, B. A. Silver, 1. P. Storey, D. R. Thomson, P. J. Thorpe, J. A. Tew, Prefects 1964/65, Prefects 1966/67, the Librarian. A special mention must go to Dr. S. J. Collier for donating both his own most recent work and a collection of contemporary French texts.

In conclusion I would like to thank all the librarians for their enthusiastic labours, particularly the Chief Librarian and his deputy. So keen are they that the one has fined the other, and then, being found himself at fault, has fined himself. Moved by this act of disinterested service to the library, I have decided that all librarians will be allowed a reduction of 6 pence in the pound on all their fines. It is not always appreciated that the librarians work very hard checking books, dusting books, clearing away magazines and books left lying around by others, registering and issuing books until 4.30 most evenings. They deserve the thanks, not only of myself, but of everyone whose studies are made easier by the existence of the library and also by the staff whose work would otherwise be made more difficult.

W.D.L.S.

THE SCHOOL PLAYS

ON 16th, 17th and 18th March, the Dramatic Society, following the classical order of the serious and the comic, performed The Resurrection by W. B. Yeats and The Liar, translated and adapted by the producer from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille.

A week before Easter, many of the audience may have been ready for a Miracle Play; some may have understood the symbolism of a Noh play or the stylization of a Greek tragedy; but all were sternly tested by the allusive poetry and metaphysical exploration of The Resurrection. Yet the play is topical, in that it reminds us that all the variety of attitudes to Christianity upon which we pride ourselves today was present from the beginning: the rationalism of The Hebrew ("He was the best man who ever lived"), played with authority by E. R. Hemming; the scepticism of The Greek ("There was nothing there but a phantom"), played by C. R. Ellins; the anxious doubts of the Apostles, reported by the Hebrew, and the plain credulity of the women, reported by the devoted Syrian (C. B. Wilson).

 

PHILISTE (J. H. Taylor), CLIFTON (R. H. Falk)
DORANTE (A. J. Robinson), ALCIPPE (T. C. Ramsden)

At the same time, Yeats contrasts the tenuous, emergent worship of the Eleven in the inner room with the vigorous, age-old ritual of Dionysus being performed outside: each involved violence and the death of its God, each inspired devotion; but the more popular would soon be obliterated by that of the tiny minority. It is to the credit of the cast, which included R. J. Williams as the Commentator and M. G. Machin as Christ, that this contrast shone through. The performance was enhanced by the atmospheric, Levantine music of M. P. R. Linskill, performed by G. Hulse (oboe) and P. G. Meredith (drum).

CHRIST (M. G. Machin) THE GREEK (C. R. Ellins)

For The Liar, D. M. N. Higgins had transformed the stage with an imaginative set of varied angles and levels, including a minute balcony and a musicians' gallery. Here was disclosed a string quartet, Crawford and Jenkins with Linskill and D. Clark, playing a catchy, nagging entr'acte by I. C. A. F. Robinson: a parody of music with corresponding intonation, and some subtle acting by the second violin, to set the mood authentically for gaiety and intrigue.

 

 

LUCRECE (Joyce Kenworthy), FELIX (A. D. Falk)

Dorante (A. J. Robinson) arrived, leaving his books for a Seventeenth Century playboy's life in Paris, lying his way with style into a love-affair and a duel, and out of an arranged marriage. R. H. Falk played his valet, Cliton, confidently and unselfishly, with broad voice and rough but loyal attitude providing an excellent foil. T. C. Ramsden gave a delightful performance of the vain dandy Alcippe, supported with taste and control by J. H. Taylor as his friend Philiste. M. R. Ainsworth was excellent as Geronte, rousing the audience with his mimicry of an irate old father, and showing great power and flexibility of voice. A. D. Falk, A. R. Wyatt and G. B. Darvill as servants played well, enjoying their parts without detracting from the main actors. The important innovation of the production, so clearly right that one must wonder that it was not done long ago, was the invitation of Ruth Askham, Helen Ashe and Joyce Kenworthy from Grange Grammar School to play the pert, provocative Clarice, her friend and confidante Isabelle, and the quiet Lucrece, whom Dorante chose in a last-minute escape from his gross error and confusion of the girls. They brought to the play a charm and realism that would otherwise have been missed, and are to be thanked for helping to make such an attractive production.

GERONTE (M. R. Ainsworth), MUSICIANS

The whole cast, like that of The Resurrection, moved easily and spoke with admirable clarity; Miss Askham, Ramsden and Ainsworth enlivened the play with their songs. In the fluency of their entrances, the actors went far to overcome the problems of our Hall; and for the sake of realism, endured the rigours of the "Green Room." They were supported, as always, by an army of workers: electricians capable of instantaneous response; carpenters to construct our most elaborate set; members of staff and wives to guide them and to deal with costume, make-up and all the varied business of a play. The achievement of Mr. Axford's production was rewarding, both for the entertainment of the audience and for the experience gained by the players. We look forward to the next School Play with pleasant anticipation.

G. W. T.

We are grateful to D. P. Oldfield for allowing us to use his photographs of the School plays.

Junior Play

THE Junior Play this year was a production of three of the Wakefield Mystery plays. Two of these--the famous Second Shepherds' Play and the Offering of the Three Kings-are from the pen of the anonymous Wakefield Master, working shortly before 1420 and probably a monk at Nostell Priory, to which house the cycle probably belongs. The Second Shepherds' Play with its comic sub-plot of Mak the sheep-stealer really makes an independent secular farce, until its close connection with the structure of the shepherds' arrival at the scene of Christ's nativity, and the presentation of the Magi becomes clear. The medieval love of echoing a religious theme in a grotesque context is well established (think of gargoyles and misericords) so need not concern us as being inappropriate. The contrast between the cold windy moors and the calm scene in the stable, the hectic boisterousness of the shepherds and the quiet silence of the Virgin is well made and in effect gives tension to the otherwise undramatic nativity scenes. Compare this with the third play of the Flight into Egypt, stilted and without tension. The Wakefield Master produced, according to E. K. Chambers, `the pick of medieval vernacular drama,' and certainly there is nothing in any of the other cycles to approach his style. Many of the other plays in the Wakefield Cycle are derivatives from that of York, hieratic, formal and stiff, the humour forced and unconvincing. The Wakefield Master's sense of humour points his intense feeling for the human situation, and it is this more than anything else that makes his work outstanding. Here is a short section from another of his plays, that of Noah and his Wife. This play is established in the manuscripts as being of Wakefield, and is the key to localising the entire cycle.

Noah:-Lord, homward will I hast as fast that as I may;
My wife will I frast what she will say,
And I am agast that we get some fray
Betwixt us both;
For she is full tethee,
For litill oft angre;
If any thyng wrang be,
Soyne is she wroth.             (enter his wife)
God spede, dere wife, how fayre ye?
Wife:-Now, as ever myght I thryfe, the wars I thee see.
Do tell me belife where hast thou thus long be?
To dede may we dryfe, or lif, for the,
For want.

The play was produced by Mr. C. I. Cook, who also did the transcription into modern English. His production made clear the structural echoes in the double nativity in the Shepherds' Play and, with the aid of subtle lighting and stage composition, he carried this over to the play of the Three Wise Men. The stage movement and expression were of a high standard, and there was some amusing and convincing mime, always difficult with young actors. The enjoyment of the cast was reflected in the pace of the action which bubbled along in the early scenes, but was contained in the stable, where the awe of the rustics was most impressive. The Three Kings play was more formal, the dignity of the Magi being well contrasted to the evil of Herod. This effect was heightened by the imaginative use of make-up and splendidly appropriate costumes. The actors in the third play manfully tackled their thankless task. This is not a rewarding piece and its main function was to show the depth and power of the anonymous writer of the two previous plays.

This was a most rewarding and enjoyable production and all connected with it should be warmly congratulated. Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Cook for his unpretentious transcription. It is not an easy task to make Middle English palatable to modern ears without straining its atmosphere. Here is a section of the original accompanied by two famous modern versions-

Mak-How? Gyll, art thou in? Get us som lyght.
 Gyll--Who makys sich dyn this tyme of the nyght?
I am sett for to spyn I hope not I myght
Ryse a penny to wyn, I shrew them on hyght.

Here is A. W. Pollard-
Mac-How, Gill, art thou in? Get us some light.
Wife-Who makes such din this time of night?
I am set for to spin: I hope not I might
Rise a penny to win: I shrew them on height.

The American scholar John Gassner-
Mak-How, Gill, art thou in? Get us some light.
Wife-Who makes such din this time of the night?
I am set for to spin: I think not I might
Rise a penny to win-a curse on him alight.

Mr. Cook's much freer version-
Mak--Hey Gill, are you there? Bring us a light.
Gill-Who makes so much row at this time of night?
I'm all set to spin. I hoped that I might
Make a penny or two. I don't think it's right.

I think it was all very right indeed-and we got more than our money's worth.

W.D.L.S.

SCOUTING

Scout Troop

DURING the winter months the troop has enjoyed a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities. Outdoor activities included a hike camp at half term, and two wide games, one each term. Both of these were well manoeuvred and very enjoyable, with one taking place in the Fox House area and the other in the Rivelin Dams area. The Troop also held the annual Christmas party, had one meeting run by the seniors, and competed very successfully in the Rivelin district swimming gala.

This year's Whit Camp will be held at Newstead Abbey, and summer camp at Powerscourt, near Dublin, Eire.

Once again the Parents' Association played an important role in organising activities for the term. They organised a Military Whist Drive, and a special vote of thanks must go to Mr. Barraclough, who conducted a slide-show on India, at which slides of summer camp were also shown.

Congratulations must go to J. P. Chitty, N. Davenport, N. Peace, S. Lorber, and P. R. Hopkinson on obtaining first class badges, to Mr. Hillam, and old boy, D. R. Barraclough, on obtaining their warrants, and to S. J. Williams on obtaining his Queen's Scout Badge.

Our thanks go to Mr. Hillam, who, despite being new at the School, has willingly taken on the job of Scout Master, and has made every effort in organising the troop and its activities.

Senior Scouts

THE School Seniors have once again suffered from a lack of participating numbers, and meetings have consequently become less regular. Out of doors activities have been encouraging, however. Three teams were raised for the Holmstrom Trophy competition, and the group was represented by a composite patrol in the Westbourne Trophy competition, where it finished eighth. Two seniors apart from staff accompanied the Troop to Whit camp, but the numbers are not sufficient for a separate Summer camp this year.

Steve Williams must be congratulated on gaining his Queen's Scout award, and Brierley has also been spending a great deal of time on badge-work. Effort on the part of all seniors was reflected in the good Bob-a-Job returns. Unfortunately representation at the St. George's Day parade was extremely poor, although this can partly be accounted for by the participation of two of our number in the City Association Band.

Activities will continue this term in connection with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.                J. L. WRAGG, T.L.

 

W.D.L.S.


  

THE ART SOCIETY was only revived with the advent of Mr. Jones at the beginning of the Lent term, but already it boasts large attendances for its regular Monday lunchtime illustrated talks. On Saturday, 11th February, its members heard Sir Roland Penrose lecture on Picasso in the Library Theatre, and on Tuesday, 21st, they visited the Arts Tower for, among other things, Geoffrey Broadbent's talk, "From Pop to Dada."

For those who would like to come to "do art," future prospects include the formation of a practical group, talks by members and visits to local lectures and exhibitions.

The CHRISTIAN FORUM'S meetings have been of two kinds, those which were well attended, and those which were not. Of the latter type were discussions on the Books of Matthew and Philippians, and on the subject of Money. Of the former were talks by visiting speakers; Rabbi Chait on "The Principles of Judaism," the Reverend Michael Cole on "The Authority of the Bible" and the Reverend David Post on "Is Life Worth Living?" In addition were held a brains-trust and a quiz, organised by the retiring chairman, E. R. Hemming.

Great success and a full programme of meetings is recorded by the CLASSICAL SOCIETY. During the Autumn term illustrated talks on a variety of subjects were given, and a game of classical charades based on the Greek myths greatly amused its end-of-term audience. In the Lent term two meetings were held: a quiz, which Mr. Warkup's team won after a closely fought battle, and a filmstrip on Ancient Greece presented by A. L. Laycock and D. Belton of 4L.

The Society hopes to meet with similar success in the Summer term, and extends its cordial invitation to those outside the "hard core" of regular supporters to attend.

Continuing its carefully stressed prosperity, the ECONOMICS SOCIETY has held eight meetings during the last two terms. In the first meeting, a debate, the fact that Mr. Wilson was incompetent was repudiated by all present. The next meeting featured Professor Crick speaking on the British Party System, and this was followed by another outside speaker, Mr. Sara, speaking on Sheffield's steel industry. In the last two meetings of the term, Pemberton outlined similarities between Ramsey MacDonald and Harold Wilson, and Inspector Holden talked on "Crime and the Courts."

The Lent term began with Dr. Mitchell speaking on the work of the Prices and Incomes Board, and later Mr. R. Leadbetter spoke about the Abbeydale Works. Finally, a visit was made to the "Morning Telegraph."

The GEOGRAPHY SOCIETY held several lunchtime meetings, and one Sunday jaunt, during the Autumn term. Its members were entertained by talks on a variety of subjects ranging from tropical cyclones and the geomorphology of Anglesey to travels in Mexico and European field patterns, their interest varying correspondingly.

The meetings of the SENIOR HISTORY SOCIETY have included talks and trips. Among the former were an interesting discussion of certain aspects of 1066 by Professor Miller of Sheffield University, which provided a good opportunity to go beyond the narrow period of `A' level history, and a talk on a minibus trip to Bath, which brought the largest amount of audience response of the year, by J. C. Smith. Humour, both very clearly intentional and unfortunately accidental and a well drawn blackboard map provided the basis of an able exegesis. Two trips were made-to Lincoln and to Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle, respectively. The first of these trips caused all the more excitement as it was by train. The other proved equally enjoyable, mainly thanks to the custodian of Bolsover, who "gave the party his thoughts" on the keep.

The JUNIOR HISTORY SOCIETY'S meetings so far have been hampered by the difficulties in obtaining filmstrips and in persuading sandwich-eaters to give up their room for more aesthetic pursuits. In spite of these insurmountable difficulties, and after widespread advertising for a film about Hadrian's Wall, one on Stonehenge was shown, and illustrated talks on Ancient Greece, the School and enclosures around Sheffield were given, all playing to packed houses.

Those who went to SENIOR LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY meetings will probably remember the fierce disputes between supporters of sartorial elegance and the beatnicks who considered it little more than decadent exhibitionism, and again between the supporters and adversaries of ochlocracy in the debate, "This House Does Not Support Public Opinion."

More specifically literary meetings included expositions, studies, digressions and investigations on "The Georgian Theatre at Richmond" (T. C. Ramsden), "Dylan Thomas" (Tim Taylor), "Librarianship" (Mr. Saunders, Director of the Postgraduate School of Librarianship), and "Sociology and the Written Word" (Dr. Mann, of Sheffield University).

The JUNIOR LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY has enjoyed an opinionated and vociferous year. It began with the deceptive calm which greeted Mr. Hillam's witty discourse on Parliament and Debating Procedure. It rapidly reached fever pitch with the Balloon Debate in which Mr. M. Mouse emerged triumphant by a whisker. Having thus survived the silly season, the debating team of Falk and Spencer, and later in the year Sykes and Bacon, reached the semi-final of the University Competition only to fall at this penultimate fence to the Girls' High School.

The Lent term saw the revival of the MODERN LANGUAGE SOCIETY. Although it only held two meetings, talks by Mr. Adam on Chekhov as a dramatist, and J. C. Smith on Descartes and his influence were well attended, showing that there is a demand for a society of this nature. A more extensive programme is hoped to be arranged for the Summer term.

Despite the loss to Yeovil Grammar School at the end of the Autumn term of Mr. Fordham, who was responsible both for the revival and the running of the NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY, numerous well attended meetings were held this year. Films on subjects ranging from Soap and Margarine to Darwinism were shown, and talks were given on University Life, Electronmicroscopy, Man's Parasites, Bees and Angling from an unusual standpoint, that of the fish!

Under Mr. Holdford's welcome supervision, `audience participation' is the theme for the Summer term, when there will be more visits on the extremely popular lines of the one to Tennants' Brewery.

Since their meeting began in the Autumn term, the membership of the JUNIOR RADIO SOCIETY has dwindled from twenty-five down to a hard (ferrite?) core of six. This did not, however, prevent their producing a one-transistor radio, of questionable success, and on this memorable occasion they experienced a temporarily increased attendance.

To help them along, the members have had the valuable assistance of Dr. Knowles, who sold them parts cheaply, and did everything ha could to further their electrical KNOWLEDGE.

If the members of the Junior Radio Society were disappointed at their dwindling attendances, STAMP CLUB members must have been more so, since their last meetings were attended by only five boys. This was despite the introduction for the first time of a competition, in which Mr. Scobie generously gave a Shakespeare first day cover to the boy who bast presented three sheets of stamps. This was won by the secretary, G. F. Sivil.

Other meetings included talks by M. Tuckwood on "American Stamps" and "Buying and Selling Stamps at a Profit," R. Bollington on "Stamps of the Channel Isles," and K. M. Romanski on his Polish collection.

The credit for producing the splendid set for the School Play belongs to the members of the CRAFT AND CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY, who also performed the difficult task of enlarging the stage for both the School and the Junior Plays, despite the limitations imposed by a vary short Lent term. On top of this, a good deal of individual work was done by members during the year. Future meetings, except when stage construction is being carried out, will be held on Thursdays instead of Fridays.

Also helping, to a lesser extent, in the production of the Junior Play ware the members of the ORIGAMI SOCIETY, who, by means of their dexterous paper folding, produced a Nativity Scene for it. Previous to this, a series of introductory meetings had been held to demonstrate the basic folds. Regretfully, the Society's regular Friday meetings were discontinued because of Mr. Scobie's Friday meetings with seventy-three young ladies. However, these (the meetings) have now been resumed, when members demonstrate their favourite modals.

Music Club

THE Music Club has held a varied programme of interesting meetings this year, before audiences of varying sizes from four upwards. The traditional Christmas Quiz and record request programmes, however, remain popular.

Before Christmas Ramsden spoke with fin-de-siecle perspicuity on Ravel, and Manning, in contrast `ax oribus infantium', on Tchaikowski. Two meetings which lasted far into the night were Linskill's talk on Greek music, with authentic fragments recorded on location at Delphi (a joint meeting with the Classical Society) and Mr. Braunholtz's enlightened axposition of Haydn's string quartets and practical jokes, profusely illustrated with records and maps of Austria. Audience participation was invited at the Victorian Evening where saccharine piety was, we hope, exploded by our rowdy performance of W. Fiddian Moulton's most excruciating hymnody, together with "humorous" duets and a stirring "descriptive fantasia," "Fire, Fire!"

The only meeting of the Lent term was a demonstration of Hi-Fi equipment by Mr. Stansfield, our "musico estudiante', who gave some helpful advice on choosing equipment, although the adherents of the phonograph thought the cleaning habit rather excessive. Mr. Barnes must, as always, be thanked for his polyphonic acumen, his expansive ubiquity and his cream buns.

M.R.A.

(The above notice has been printed in full, partly by way of riposte to our Correspondent-see p 388; and partly as an example to others. If all contributions were of such quality our work as editors would be not only pleasanter but also considerably lighter. - Edd.).

HOUSE NOTES

THE past season has been one of somewhat mixed results for ARUNDEL, but there have been several encouraging successes. The Senior soccer XI had a moderately good season, being placed third in the league, but inconsistency robbed them of several points. The team's spirit and the ability of the younger members should bring an even better placing next season. The Senior cross-country team also did well, coming in third, mainly owing to some efficient "packing," and their Middle School counterparts were unlucky not to win, gaining only three points more than the winners. Arundel won the second form cross-country championship with a very good all-round performance. In both the Senior and Middle School rugby sevens the House was narrowly beaten in the first round, and in the Senior competition had the misfortune to meet the eventual Winners.

T. J. Gloag and N. Johnstone are to be congratulated on places at Oxford and Cambridge respectively, and A. Lawrence must be thanked for his work as secretary. R. A. Burns has proved himself to be an able and amiable soccer and House captain.

CHATSWORTH, under the guidance of Mr. Harrison, has had both some hearteningly near misses-football shewed some improvement and rugby and water polo went particularly well-and at least one notable success, the winning of the distance swimming. This attests, in the manifest effort of almost every individual, a healthy House ethos. There is hope, too, for Chatsworth's characteristic substantial if unspectacular solidity in cricket. Special thanks also go to the indefatigable House pianist.

A familiar note reappears in CLUMBER's record of "fairly mixed results". The soccer teams were quite successful, and the Senior team must be especially congratulated for winning both their knock-out competitions. The Juniors also did very well but were unfortunately beaten in the final of their knock-out competition. The rugby results were moderate, the Senior team being beaten in the first round by the eventual winners, Sherwood, and the Middle School being defeated in the semi-finals.

The House came dismally near the bottom in most of the crosscountry championships, owing to insufficient "packing" near the winners. But in water polo it held the same position in the league this year as last, namely fourth. Much credit here is due to R. J. Dunsford and J. S. Richardson, who scored all but two of the eighteen goals. In the knockout the House Was defeated in the first round.

Finally, the House congratulates R. J. Dunsford and S. A. Roberts on being appointed House captain and vice-captain, and offers thanks to J. S. Richardson for his extensive help to the House, and congratulations on his Cambridge award.

Little success has been recorded by HADDON so far this year. The Senior football team failed to fulfil the promise of a side which contained several members of last year's successful team, and the Middle School team lost all its matches. Swimming and rugby results were also poor. Such success as has been achieved has been concentrated in the Junior School, who are to be congratulated on the feat of winning the seven-a-side knockout competition, scoring fifty points and conceding none. The Juniors also came second in their cross-country competition. Two House captains, J. A. Tew and J. S. Mottram, have left during the last two terms. Thanks and best wishes are extended to these and to all leavers.

As for others, so for LYNWOOD the last two terms have been of mixed success. The soccer teams did well, the Senior side winning the league though unsuccessful in the knock-out. The Senior cross-country team notably won the House championship with a record score; Gregory, Pringle, Henty and Hallam being the first four runners home. Gregory must especially be congratulated on his running successes for the School. The water polo team had a disappointing season, but hopes for the future are high.

The House lost the services of Mr. J. S. Fordham as House Master at the end of the Autumn term, and in sending its good wishes after him the House also extends a welcome to Mr. G. Y. Adam, and hopes he will have an enjoyable time as his successor. E. R. Hemming served in his quiet but efficient way as House Captain until he left at Easter, being succeeded by J. L. Wragg.

Refreshingly, SHERWOOD is able to report a relatively successful year so far. Both the water polo and rugby sevens teams performed well, the former winning both the league and the knock-out competition for the second year running, the latter the knock-out for the second year running. The Senior soccer teams did well in the knock-outs, but lost to the very strong Clumber side in the respective finals. A brave effort was put up in the cross-country, which was won by Lynwood with a very strong team indeed. The major success gained by the House in the Middle School was the victory over Chatsworth in the play-off for the soccer league.

Congratulations go to all who have gained university places, and best wishes for success to all leavers, especially M. E. Orton, who has proved a most capable House captain. Thanks are also due to Mr. Hemming and the House tutors for their services, and it is hoped that Sherwood's recent successes will be continued. With strong entries in both the athletic and swimming sports the House's future looks bright.

AGJ

The winter season has been one of reasonable success for WELBECK but with few outstanding results. The Senior and Middle School football teams had some successes in their leagues, but little came of any of the knock-out competitions, despite the efforts of the respective teams. The Middle School rugby team had one of Welbeck's outstanding successes, Winning the seven-a-side knock-out, though the Senior team did not reach the second round.

In the cross-country competitions the best results Were gained by the first and second form teams, the first formers doing very well to win their competition, and the second form team being placed fourth. Once again one of Welbeck's main successes was water polo, beaten only by Sherwood in both league and knock-out.

Finally the House Wishes success to all those who have left this term, and especially to two of Welbeck's most reliable sportsmen, Bradbury, who left at Christmas ultimately to go to Oxford, and Winter, who leaves to go to Bristol University.

During this school year any improvements in WENTWORTH's results in some sports have been offset by deterioration in standards elsewhere. In the cross-country championship the results were better than last year, but in the rugby sevens championship the House was knocked out earlier than last year. It is a sad tale of decline in standard on the football field as well, with Worse results in the knock-out championship, and also a loWer position in the water polo league. In general the Senior School teams did better than the Middle School teams, but neither did as well as last year.

There have been changes in the House officials with the departure of the House captain, T. J. Warn, the vice-captain, S. M. Wright, and the secretary, G. W. J. Ball. The House wishes the newcomers, especially the new captain, L. M. Jenkins, and the leavers good luck in their new situations, and hopes for better results in the next terms.

A.G.J.

RESULTS OF INTER-HOUSE COMPETITIONS, 1966-67

SENIOR SCHOOL

FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

Winners----Lynwood (12 pts) Runners-up--Wentworth (11 pts)

FOOTBALL KNOCK-OUT:

Semi-finals-Clumber 5, Wentworth 1;Sherwood 13, Welbeck 0.

Final-Clumber 2, Sherwood 0.

FOOTBALL SEVEN-A-SIDE KNOCK-OUT:

Semi finals---Sherwood 8, Haddon 4;Clumber 6, Wentworth 5.

Final--Clumber 14, Sherwood 6.

CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP:

Placings and points-A, Lynwood (86); 2, Chatsworth (105); 3, Arundel (264): 4, Sherwood (267); 5, Wentworth (276); 6, Clumber (290); 7, Welbeck (449); 8, Haddon (503).

Individual placings-1, P. A. Gregory (Lynwood); 2, M. J. Henty (Lynwood); 3, R. Pringle (Lynwood); 4, J. J. Hallam (Lynwood).

RUGBY SEVENS KNOCK-OUT:

Semi-finals-Haddon 6, Chatsworth 8; Lynwood 0, Sherwood

Final-Chatsworth 5, Sherwood 13.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

Chatsworth and Sherwood gained 9 points each. In a play-off Sherwood beat Chatsworth 2-1. Welbeck, Wentworth and Clumber each gained 8 points.

FOOTBALL SEVEN-A-SIDE KNOCK-OUT:

Final-Clumber 9, Chatsworth 0.

CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP:

Placings and points-1, Chatsworth (160); 2, Arundel (163); 3, Lynwood (251); 4, Sherwood (259); 5, Welbeck (290); 6, Wentworth (356); 7, Clumber (370); 8, Haddon (403).

Individual placings-1, J. W. Wragg (Wentworth); 2, M. Roberts (Chatsworth); 3, J. Crookes (Welbeck).

RUGBY SEVENS KNOCK-OUT:

Semi finals-Haddon 0, Welbeck 17; Chatsworth 25, Clumber 0

Final-Welbeck 12, Chatsworth 8.


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 MAGAZINE SECTION

EDITORIAL

LAST term, in view of various criticisms of the magazine, we decided to hold a sort of informal census of opinion to find out where we were going right or wrong._ This editorial does not set out to defend the school magazine against its adversaries, but merely to show the variety of the criticisms and the consequent difficulties of pleasing everyone.

There were, however, certain opinions which Were more or less generally held. A desire for illustrations and photographs was quite prominent. Certain people asked for pictures of masters. We hope that this issue will please them. A lot of people would like to see jokes and cartoons. We would welcome contributions of these from them.

Sporty types thought that House reports and games results should be given more prominence and that their own achievements should be more obvious. On the other hand, many people would be quite pleased to see these reports and results occupy much less, if any, space.

There seems to be an "anti-intellectual" movement spreading through the School. A dislike of esoteric and in-crowd 6th Form poetry Was declared by some, whereas one solitary protest spoke out against old-fashioned poems-whatever they might be.

"High Society" was summarily dismissed by one person as a typical example of bourgeois revisionism. We do not quite see how the pooling together of things constitutes this. Still there were many protests against the grouping of these reports. As has been written in previous magazines, we would welcome suggestions for alterations and improvements. This is your school magazine. It is up to you to make it as near to how you would like it as possible.

R. B.

Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Form Census-% 1967

THIS census followed the basic pattern of those taken in 1960 and 1963. 226 forms were completed by boys in 5th Special, 6th and 7th Forms. 1963 figures are given in brackets.

GAMES-Winter: 52% prefer soccer (50%); 12% rugby (13%); 7%, cross-country (14%); 11% hockey (10%); 18% none (13%).

Summer: 48% tennis (49%); 25% cricket (39%); 16% others (4%); 11% none (8%).

36% play for a school team.

NEWSPAPERS READ REGULARLY: 58% Star (35%); 17% Times (20%); 25% Morning Telegraph (27%); 18% Express (13%); 14% Guardian (22%); 13%, Mirror; 11% Mail (13%); 19% others; 3% none (6%).

POLITICS: 34% Conservative (36%); 25% Labour (27%); 12% Liberal (13%); 2% Communist (1%); 27% none (23%).
48% have same political views as their parents (53%)-
56%
oppose American policy in Vietnam.
67% believe Britain should retain her nuclear arms (74%).

GIRL FRIENDS: 38% have a regular girl friend (37%). Of girl friends 74% at school (70%); 9% at college or university (10%); 17% at work (20%). Of those at school: 22% High Storrs (24%); 16% Abbeydale (17%); 13% High School (9%); 6 King Ecgberts (17%); 43% others (33%).

SMOKING: 15% regularly (19%); 24% occasionally (24%); 61 never (57% )

DRINKING: 28% regularly (21%); 63% occasionally (55%); 9 never (24%).

RELIGION: 43% Anglican (4-8%)., 11% Methodist (18%); 12 others; 34% none. 34% regularly attend a place of worship (48%).

LEISURE: 43% Youth Club members (29%); 14% Scouts (11%); 97% have T.V. (94%). 21% go out one night a week (2 3%); 31% two (3 2%); 48% more often (39%). 1 boy does not go out (6%).

TIME ALLOWED TO STAY OUT: Saturdays: 32% before midnight (36%); 5% before 1 a.m. (52%); 63% after 1 a.m. (12%).

Weekdays- 30% before 11 p.m. (29%); 10% before midnight (60%); 60% after midnight (11%).

DRIVING: 14% have car driving licence (13%); 21% provisional licence (17%); 12% motor-cycle licence (5%). 5% have own car (3%); 7% motor-cycle; 6% scooter.

INCOME: 5% less than 7/6 (5%); 40% 7/6 to 15/- (56%); 36% 15/- to 25/- (30%); 19% over 25/- (9%). 10% find their income ample; 58% adequate; 32% insufficient.

FUTURES: 88% intend to go to university (74%); 34% definitely decided on a career (34%); 38% would like to emigrate (51%).

MISCELLANEOUS: 87% regularly use public library (77%); 64% regularly use school library. 24% wear glasses permanently (25%); 12% occasionally (11%). 55% have been abroad (53%). 77% born in Sheffield (72%). 68% would like to attend a co-educational school (49%). 14% are in favour of the school going comprehensive (9%); 29% undecided; 57% oppose.

The most noticeable difference from the census of 1963 is the time at which boys are allowed to come in. The reason seems to be that parents who were fairly lenient in 1963 now give their sons complete freedom. While on the subject of leisure, the rise in youth club membership is a very good sign, as is the drop in the number of those who smoke; warnings about cancer are probably having some effect, but it seems that people are turning to drink instead.

The distribution of support for the political parties as a whole has changed little, with all three major parties losing support to the don't-knows. All the Communists were to be found in the sixth form, and all but one in 6MS. It is perhaps surprising that the sixth and seventh forms were more radical than the fifth, where over 45% were Conservatives; the fifth were also the most politically-minded form, with only 20% don't-knows.

One great upsurge has been in the number of people who read the `Star'. In 1963, this figure had fallen from 42%, and youth club attendances had also dropped, so that it was assumed that a general decline in interest in local affairs had taken place; it now seems that this trend has been reversed. It is pleasing to note that the figure for people who don't read a daily newspaper is down to 3%-obviously a triumph for those trying to get boys through the general paper. People were also asked to state which periodicals they read, but no clear favourite emerged. The two most popular were The New Scientist and The Statist, both obviously periodicals for specialists.

The number of girl friends has again changed little (in 1960, it was 37% also), and there is no recognisable pattern emerging with them. In the sixth and seventh forms, more scientists have girl friends but in the fifth it is the MS forms who have the majority (5MSB actually has over 50% with girl friends-the only form which has). It appears that High Storrs is still the most popular school for providing girl friends, but increasing numbers are being provided by schools outside the "Big Four."

It is interesting to note that the number of people intending to go to University is up again after a big drop in 1963. This figure is only 2% below the 1957 level of 90%. On careers, it was mostly scientists who had made up their minds, and in these doctors and engineers were the most popular. Of the people who would like to emigrate, nearly 50% chose North America as their destination, clearly K.E.S.'s version of the "brain drain."

The number of school societies attended on average (1.8) is down after a rise in 1963 (to 2.3). In 1963 however the highly-popular, if short-lived, film societies were flourishing. The school library is not used by as many boys as one might expect. This was especially true among the science forms, and perhaps suggests that the science section needs expanding.

Another fall to be noticed is in the number of those who prefer cricket in the summer season; this may be due to the school's lack of success in this sport. Minor sports, such as hockey, fives and golf all contributed a little to this fall. There has been little change in-the popularity of winter sports.

Suggestions were again asked for, but very little of importance emerged. Demands for less homework, the modifying or abolition of school uniforms, and for senior school smoking rooms were frequent, but obviously were not put forward seriously. Many boys wanted improved facilities for sport and indoor toilets--matters which were raised in the School Council; this does at least show that there is strong support for those members of the Council who put forward such proposals. In 1963 6.3% advocated sex education, in 1967 nobody wanted it, which, along with the rise in the number of people wanting to attend a co-educational school, must be a sign of the times.

R.J.W.

Age

Ted
was an old bear
with one glass eye
and worn fur.
Its head
was detached from the body,
with cardboard disks showing
at all the joints.
Its paws were undone,
its squeal was lost.
It was old.

D. THOMPSON.

EDITOR'S NOTE

On this page we were to have published a "poeme trouve." Unfortunately, this has been mislaid.

 Easter Ski Trip to Austria

A DAY or more's travelling time by coach, boat, and train brought the party of 28 once lively boys and three. accompanying staff to the village of Mayrhofen among the high Alps of the Austrian Tyrol. So far no incidents, except perhaps for the case of the invisible courier and the mysterious disappearance of a bottle of rum which was surreptitiously smuggled into France. In Innsbruck not only did the courier materialise, but the rum also reappeared in its entirety.

The hotel's wooden annexe with its central heating and double glazing made the stay comfortable. The speciality of the house was a mass-produced, high-tensile roll which put a sharp edge on most of our teeth and succeeded in neatly bisecting a set of dentures. The owner, however, bore his temporary loss with typical Elizabethan fortitude. The village was soon found to be commercialised and a small allowance did not go far, especially in the Diele. The weather could have been better, but at least the snow was fresh every morning.

The ski slopes were situated aloft near the summit of the Penken, and travel between village and slopes was necessarily by an ear-popping, vertiginous cable-car. Progress in the art was initially slow mainly owing to the mutual lack of understanding with a German-speaking instructor. But by the end of the week those who persevered enjoyed a memorable time on the red run. Since most of the visitors, it seemed, were wearing "pots" when we arrived, it was not surprising that we too had our share of misfortune. M. J. Fair broke his ankle on the second day and spent most of his time admiring the Alps from the horizontal position. R. H. Falk was more fortunate: his accident occurred on the last day. Their return home was alleviated by wheel chairs and at one stage by a parcel trolley.

A small group forsook the pleasure of the snow for a trip to Salzburg on the final day. Neither the coach-driver nor the rain could spoil the few hours in that picturesque town. On one evening the entertainment consisted of Tyrolean dances and songs, with just a dash of yodelling, but usually much of the time was devoted to ornithological pursuits. Many friendships were made, some surviving after the return.

In all the trip was a jolly experience, one which some were looking forward to again. The only sad episode was the broaching of two expensive bottles of liqueur by our leader in an unintentional libation to the pavement. Never has the atmosphere in Victoria been so fragrant (or so blue!).

Finally, our thanks are due to Messrs. Nuttall and A. (r. Jones for so ably organising and accompanying the expedition.

LEAMINGTON SPA, 1931 (poeme jamais perdue)

There was a young harem from Penge,

SOUTH SEA MISSIONS XIV.-THE SAMOA DISTRICT

11 7o. Upolu and Manono (Lufilufi), Frank Firth, District

Training Institution

Aleipata Section, Native Assistant Missionary to be sent

The names of the tools shown in fig. 38 are:

Knee tool, and centering and facing tools Adjustable hollow mill, finishing

kk calls to take up passengers for Shrewsbury or beyond on

notice being given to the Stationmaster

They are therefore valueless as permanent fillings. They usually set slowly and a notable shrinkage takes place. 1:1:d/m:-:m//f:-:-/fe:-:-//s:--:s/f:--.f:f/I

Safata Section, a Catechist to be sent

t      arrives 4 mins. earlier

1929. Air stamps. Air stamps of Italy overprinted Libia.

52. 6o. 50c. red ................................................ 0 5 0 9

Swing knurl or thread roll holder

Cross-slide knurl holder (side)

Cross-slide knurl holder (top)

xx calls to set down on informing Guard at Machynlleth

Falealili Section, a Catechist

Oxychloride cements as a class are readily acted upon by the alkaline and acid fluids of the mouth, especially at the cervical edges.

53. 80c. brown and purple. . . 0 8 0 6
A On Saturdays arr. 9. 55 p.m.

"Don't worry, I'll get my revenge!"

.. the action is electro-pneumatic and will have to be replaced before long      

............and every 18 minutes

The poem was composed by taking random passages from the first six books which came to hand, which were:-
Dental Metallurgy (Ernest A. Smith) (1910) Stanley Gibbons Simplified 1944
Minutes of the 26th Annual Conference of Methodist Ministers (1869)
Automatic Screw Machine Practice (Douglas T. Hamilton) (1912)
Bradshaw, No. 1,521 (May-June 1961)
The sol-fa version of the bass line of Sweet and Low (Harm. Sir Joseph Barnby)
plus a statement seen at the back of a church (by a strange coincidence in Leamington) and two lines of a non-existent limerick.

M. R. AINSWORTH

The Wind

The wind blew softly for a while,
But then, in a gust, it came,
We heard the children crying aloud,
"The wind is back again."

It blew the chimneys to the ground,
And pulled the windows from the pane, The
coastguard cried to the sailors afar,
"The wind is back again."

Then sure enough the people went,
Amidst the wind and pouring rain,
They heard the screams of 'people in fright,
"The wind is back again."

Then shortly the wind began to go down,
 And went away with the rain,
No more we'll hear the people cry,
"The wind is back again."

S. T. ELLIOTT

Voluntary Community Service

IT must once again be reported that although "Youth Action-Sheffield" is still a thriving organization the School group is not fulfilling its main purpose. This is the task of personal contact with old or disabled people. These people by force of circumstances are pushed aside from the main centres of activity in our society. They need help and comfort, and young people must go out and provide these for people who are unable to obtain them for themselves.

In spite of the lack of this type of activity other events have taken place. Just before Christmas a large number of boys helped in a shopping expedition at Pauldens for disabled people. The shoppers were collected at their homes, escorted round the shop, given refreshments and taken home after going on a tour of the Christmas illuminations. In the Lent term several boys gave up part of their half-term holiday to decorate an old lady's flat.

Thanks for his tireless work are extended to J. A. Tew, the Group Secretary, who left at Christmas. Thanks are also due to Mr. Baker for his help in the running of the group.

J. COWLEY (Group Secretary)

FABLE, D'APRES JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

 La grive voulant nager

 Le merle et la grive, se rencontrant un jour,
En haut d'un grand arbre, tout aupres d'un rivage,
Se mirent tous les deux, et chacun a son tour,
A s'y entretenir des bienfaits de la nage.
"Que noes deux nagions?" dit le merle, "C'est beau!
"Je crois l'idee folle, done, quoi que l'on me die,
"Je vais rester ceans--j'estime trop ma vie."
La grive, en revanche, vouloit nager dans l'eau,
Et s'y precipita. Mais vite elle sombra,
Et cria a l'aide d'une voix fort piteuse.
Voyant de son perchoir la grive malheureuse,
Le merle la suivit, puis au bord l'attira.
Enfin, it l'attrapa, dans son bee la saisit;
Jusques en haut porta la mauvaise marronne.
"Noble sieur," dit-elle, "je vous dois ma personne,
"C'est qu'a cause de vous je vis.
"Merci, merci de tout mon coeur."
"Helas," dit-il, ''j'avois grand'peur
"Que vous ne vous noyassiez."
Il est maintes grives qui habitent le monde
A qui ces bons conseils que l'on passe a la ronde.
Si l'on fait ce qu'on vent, en ne se bornant pas,
Vite, on succombera a d'attrayants appas.
Il vaut mieux admettre que, vraiment au contraire,
Il faut se contenter de ce que l'on peut faire.
 J. C. SMITH

A Conducted Tour Around W. D. L. Scobie

MUCH of the material in this article will, no doubt, be familiar to those who already know W.D.L.S., and to such people I hope this will be in the nature of a refresher course in Scobie-ology. For those who do not know him (surely a minority) this article will be of use as a guide and as an introduction.

William Douglas Locke Scobie was born (contrary to popular opinion) "in Glasgow, on the North side; not actually in the Gorbals, but almost." The Queen's Park Primary School was graced with the presence of the young William, whence he graduated to the Queen's Park Grammar School. He left the Grammar School at an early age and went to the Glasgow School of Art as a full-time student studying decoration, design, and the history of art and architecture, "for nearly three years, until I decided that (a) I was too interested in art to be really a part of it, and (b) the things I was training myself to do, art criticism and design, were neither of them things which I really felt I wanted to do."

From Art School the steps of W.D.L.S. took him for about a year "into the wilderness," where he contemplated joining the Benedictines. "I now think, on looking back, that this was a tolerable fascination for bright colours and old lace, or it may be that there are strong transvestite elements in a love of the Church in adolescence." When asked what drove him away from the Church, he replied, "I started doing comparative religion as a prior move and came to the conclusion that the Church had some claim to interest and perhaps even to truth, if that much-abused word has any application here. It had no claim to uniqueness because I could find no element in the Church's teachings which I could not balance from elsewhere. It reached the stage where I felt that if the depiction in the Bible of the God of the Christians was an accurate one, then he was not a gentleman with whom I cared to be acquainted. I felt that I could not come into any close contact with a deity who was vicious, brutal, narrow-minded, and out of date."

While wishing to join the Church, W.D.L.S. never thought of himself as a parish priest with a little flock. "I thought that it would take me most of my life to placate God's anger at my arrogance. Nor did I see myself as the social gadfly which most parish priests are." Thus the world was deprived of the sight of `Brother William' pacing the cloisters. However, he takes pains to point out, "I am not in fact a lapsed Christian, I actually handed in my resignation to my bishop. "

After this "Church phase," by means of a bit of nepotism, he managed to get a job at the Ministry of Labour, where he stayed for eight years finding employment for Irish labourers on the hydro-electric schemes. "On some occasions there were no jobs vacant, and on one of these occasions I had a full-sized desk, complete with papers and filing cabinet, thrown at me. Fortunately I managed to dodge under another desk, and it hit my superior instead." For this the irate Hibernian received three months `preventive detention', but "like all Irishmen he was a gentleman, and after doing his time he came back to shake my hand. Happily, this time I was able to find him a job."

W.D.L.S. did not wish to divulge his other experiences in this particular occupation, but he does recommend the following piece of advice to those who wish to succeed in the Civil Service: "Ignore all the regulations. I always arrived at 9.30 on principle, used the telephones as though they were my own, and extended my forty-five minute lunch break to an hour and a half.

"The secret of how to get away with all this is not to play golf. You see, the minds of the authorities work in this way: they cannot conceive of you doing this deliberately, so their attitude is that you must know that you won't get fired, so you must know somebody; but you don't play golf with the manager or the area supervisor, so it must be somebody higher. Eventually, you become such a nuisance that they want to get rid of you and the only way they can do this is by promoting you because they don't know who they will offend if they don't." - Following this success formula, W.D.L.S. was eventually promoted and moved away from the Ministry of Labour to the Inland Revenue and a small department in London, a department which, sad to say, no longer exists.

From the Inland Revenue department, at the relatively advanced age of thirty, he went, armed with several assorted diplomas, to Oxford, where he read English. W.D.L.S. recollects this period of his life with "great enjoyment," but prefers to keep these recollections to himself.

The teaching profession which he subsequently entered, took him from school to school, until he reached De Aston School (a public school which took boarders), Market Rasen. About this town he says, "The natives never quite forgave me for my habit of calling it `the village'." Upon being asked why he left De Aston to come to K.E.S., he replied cryptically, "We are just good friends."

General Details

Food

On the subject of food, after declaring that he liked just about everything, he added, "I'm not terribly keen on baby bees in honey, their wings flap around so, but I don't mind ants in chocolate."

Views on Sheffield

"This is one of the most exciting cities in Europe at the moment. It's architecturally thrilling. The University is at long last beginning to look like a junior college of technology. The whole city is going places. In ten years' time it will look like any good, small German town. The cultural activities are good. There are concerts if you want them. The art galleries are very good. The theatre is no worse than it is anywhere else outside London. You've even got Great Hucklow, the poor man's Glyndebourne."

As we come to the end of this article, just a reminder that W. D. L. Scobie is of course currently appearing at King Edward VII School, modelling ties.

Pragmatism

(or the woeful tale of a democratically elected government's dilemma)

Down on the dockside,
cranes stand idle,
one day token strike-
for three weeks or more;
shop stewards fuming
over disputed tea breaks,
wishing Karl Marx were still around to guide them
red faced industrialists,
poring avidly over Keynes and Beveridge,
give up exasperated;
C.N.D. marchers
trundle through the dockland,
stepping over railway lines,
writing on walls:
apathetic ministers
drive up from Chequers,
 visit the city
and canvass for the next
general election,
proclaiming that everyone's in the wrong,
preaching the code
of prices and incomes;
and meanwhile on the dock,
 the ships stand idle,
and the sea-birds nest
in the silence
of unused
machinery.                                                                             
I. C. TREECE

It Takes Time ... .

"You should not expect this great nation to give you anything; you should offer yourselves to its service."

(William F. Gladstone, 1885)

"Comrades, do not sit back and await the benefits of our great proletarian democracy, it is your duty to work and struggle for our glorious country."

(Mao Tse-Tung, 1952)

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country."

(John F. Kennedy, 1961)

Fragmentvm Reconditvm

Many people say
that composing haikus is
just a waste of time                                                                                  J. C. SMITH

Prologue

On the second morning
The scent of sickness still
Enscarfed the winter trees.
The surrounding forest shrank back
Into a gray mystery;
No sun, dim light filtered from all sides.

We three stood at the extremities
Of a triangle, watching
The space between us and the wood beyond.
Still and silent as the stone
Of which we are carved.

Yesterday was warm, the sun shone;
There were shadows yesterday,
Yesterday the bracken awoke,
Yesterday the birds, with polychromatic plumage,
Caroled the spring.

Yesterday people came, shouting
And laughing, to see us
And wonder. They gathered wood
To light their fires and ate the
Food they had brought with them.
We knew them.
Although it was unnumbered time
Since we had last looked on men
We remembered them and our charge.
No voice had we or feeling
Only that memory.
"They shall not dig in the earth"
The earth within our triangle,
Which countless centuries of growth and decay
Had bound into a stubborn seal
Over what lay beneath. Our mission.
"They shall not dig in the earth."

The people ate and talked and,
Finishing their meal, took up spades
And thrust them into the soil.
Such an effort it took them
To impregnate their foreign blades
They stood wearied, and as they stood
We called up the cold mists of the valley
To cover the sun,
 And in the dimness we
Vanquished them.
Only their fires burnt on
Through day and night
And still they burn
Adding to the sky's obscurity their heavy vapours.

A. J. Robinson

SNOWDON SNOWED ON

THE coach left the School just half an hour after lessons stopped for half term, on the Thursday night. Inside the coach were approximately two dozen second and third year hikers, chaperoned by two fourth and one fifth year, who were in turn watched closely by three masters. And the coach was being driven to Snowdonia by the same 16-stone-super-size driver who had hauled the Fell Walkers to Malham. He had a broken nose and rejoiced in the name of Mike, but we did not hold that against him.

There was no radio, so the back-seat choir was in no danger of being drowned out. Anyway, no radio could compete with even a dozen enthusiastic hikers.

So the coach arrived (noisily) among the Snowdon mountains and the boys leapt from the coach onto Welsh soil, or rather Welsh water, which surrounded the coach like a moat.

Bryn Gwynant Youth Hostel situated in the foothills, almost, of Snowdon itself. Like every hostel in the district, you get a magnificent view from each window, but no other hostel, surely, could have a group of Yorkshire hikers gazing dumbly at a group of London hikers cheerfully belting out a Cockneyed version of "llkla Moor." 0uch!

For some boys who were sleeping at a hostel for the first time the night was exciting. For others it was just noisy. Luckily the bulk of the party were quartered in an annexe, some distance from the hostel, and the warden was out of hearing range.

The Friday morning dawned absolutely clear, beautifully sunny and not too hot. Perfect, in other words, for hiking. The schedule was not difficult-a "loosening-up" hike to Cnicht, along a ridge that afforded a magnificent view, made perhaps better by the brilliant sunshine. But don't let's get lyrical. It was 2,265 feet high, and believe me, that's two thousand feet too much for the average hiker.

The evening was highlighted by the arrival of Mr. Anderson, as a reinforcement for Messrs. Allen, Paice and Booth. That same night there was a wild battle in one dorm., as a result of which J.S.A., J.C.A. and the afore-mentioned three "Old Boys" (Barker, Cooper and Wragg) were all dragged from their bunks in a threshing mass of blankets and deposited on the floor. Boys will be boys I suppose.

 Next day was `Snowdon day'. At first we thought it would be as sunny as the previous day, and it was, till lunch.

Before the meal we had battled our way to about 3,000 feet, in a slight, intermittent drizzle. We ate on the snow line, amid a hail of snowballs, then the sleet began.

Entangled in the rear of a 100-strong crocodile of southerners-many of whom defied Nature and came in shorts, the mad reckless fools--we sploshed our way to the top, and a frenzied hunt was launched for a tin hidden by a K.E.S. party the week before. Wragg's tin of orange juice, having been placed in Mr. Anderson's bed by Barker, was confiscated and offered as a prize. This was claimed by Fitzpatrick, who found the mystery object. (The tin contained the signatures of all who had conquered the peak the previous week).

On the way down, the party halted at the foot of a peak called Y Lliwedd (pronounced Ithluith) and the more energetic (or crazier) members of the party, decided to attempt to run up it in a quarter of an hour, while the others waited below. This climb was a little under a thousand feet. Cooper, Wragg and the aptly-named Mr. Paice went up in ten, and down in six minutes, and you never saw three prouder, more satisfied-looking physical wrecks.

We changed hostels that night, and went along the valley to Capel Curig. A party from Scunthorpe was already in occupation. All our boys immediately rubbed the football scene in-two first division teams to one third-and to prove their point, Wednesday and United both won. Scunthorpe didn't play that day.

Apart from the necessity of peeling four potatoes each in freezing water in a dark backyard, Capel Curig was an extremely pleasant hostel. It was a pity the packed lunches were largely inedible, and supper and breakfast only one degree better, but you can't have everything.

Then came Sunday and Tryfan, an ugly black lump of rock, 3,010 feet high. The party split into two groups, the fast and the slow, and the ascent was made more or less without difficulty in good weather. We of the first party were supposed to slip up another dirty great peak after Tryfan, but it seemed so misty that we simply walked round it. Once on the other side of the peak (Glyder Fach), the mist lifted. Mr. Paice promptly suggested a repeat of Y Lliwedd, and he, Mr. Anderson and Barker pounded gamely to the top. Those of us who felt that once is enough whiled away the time by throwing stones into a bog and yodelling like madmen to Mr. Allen's party, who were across the valley, just coming off Tryfan.

The prodigals returning, we charged at the last few bumps between us and the hostel, and Mr. Anderson broke off half-way to return to his car and go home.

The party slept their last night in Wales that night, and, come morning, exchanged final remarks on football with our friends from Scunthorpe, and tramped into Betws-y-Coed in twos and threes; rendez-vous-ing with the resigned Mike in front of the station.

The singing was more harmonious that afternoon after all the practice and later attempts at song by the K.E.S. chemistry department duo were most effectively and raucously shouted down. Let's face it, masters can't sing.

For the record-After prolonged battles with Waistnidge's stick on the Friday the second form stick-wrestling champion was declared to be Howarth; with Dabbs championing for the thirds, and Howarth was declared the winner of the contest of the champions. Mr. Paice beat Mr. Allen at the same sport, but was soundly defeated by Howarth, although it must be stated that the master used one hand only.

J.W.W.

The Outcast

I wander, going thither,
I wander, going thither,
Seeing, observing, hearing, listening,
I am a wanderer, a wonderer, a wanderer.

Who dream of palaces while sleeping in huts,
Who dreams of steaks while gnawing on old bones,
People laugh at me, pity me, jeer at me, leer at me,
For I am a wanderer, a wonderer, a wanderer.

I belong to no-one but myself,
I am my own master, his servant, and all else,
 I have visions but none care, for none dare,
 I have fevers but none nurse, yet some curse,
For I am a wanderer, a wonderer, a wanderer.

I wander where no-one else has trod,
Wandering is my life, I have no god,
For I am a wanderer, a wonderer, a wanderer,
For I am alone and a wanderer.
A. D. FALK

BERLIN

SLOWLY, as you walk alone the Kurfurstendam you realize that West Berlin is not the bomb-ridden city you expected; all that remains to remind you of the past is the bell tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, but even that is surrounded by the modern architecture of the new church.

The neon lights flash on and off as you walk past restaurant after restaurant, cinema after cinema, all new. You visit the Charlottenburg palace, one quarter of a mile of completely restored beauty.

You see the Victory Column of the Napoleonic Wars, restored. The Kongreshalle with fountains and gardens. Then, as you approach the Brandenburger Gate, walking through the Tiergarten, you see, in the vague distance, the first sign of harsh reality, the unrepaired rubble of Communism.

As you ride under the streets of this divided city you see on the platforms of East Berlin the Russian soldiers armed with sten guns in case anyone is fool enough to try to board the train to freedom and the West.

Then there is the customs. You are allowed to change a minimum of SD. M. into Eastern currency but not to change it back or take it back with you!

In East Berlin there still lies the rubble of war stretching from the Wall for at least a quarter of a mile. The shops? What shops? There are three solitary, dilapidated shops in the shopping centre of this drab, uninteresting city.

There you have Berlin-a city with two faces.                

D. A. SEAL

THE CONCISE A. G. J. LEXICON

(729th edition)

ALCOHOLISM-" Rumours that I am an alcoholic are untrue, I watch fractionally more television."

ANGLING-He is very fond of coarse fishing, but has also indulged in fly- and sea-fishing. Once caught a pike ("it was fully 15 inches long"). "I am sure my interest stems from the fact that I was born under the sign of Pisces."

BAGPIPES-"The most detestable implement ever devised by man!"

B.B.C. 2-"A waste of money-the reception's too poor."

CLASSICS-"I was steered into classics by my headmaster-the most intelligent boys always were."

CYCLING-"I was very fond of cycling once, but have always been frightened of tandems."

DOLE-After leaving the navy he spent two months on the dole.

DRINK-"I like a sweet stout, but I have only a small capacity (about 4 pints)-I could go more but I know it would have disastrous consequences."
"I have never been paralytic!"

EDUCATION-He went to Liverpool Collegiate School.

ELECTIONS-"I vote negatively like too many others, and their votes tell."

FACE-(see page 367).

FAMILIES-Does not believe in family allowances-"If people have a family let them pay for it; I don't see why I should support other people's families."

GAMES-A keen footballer-"I usually played in my college 2nd XI, but once or twice in the first."

GESTICULATION-"This and feigned anger are the most important elements of teaching."

HOBBIES--Likes doing something constructive, e.g. carpentry.

HOMOGENEITY-"I am very homogeneous with this establishment, having been born in the reign of Edward VII."

ICE CREAM--Between his time at university and in the navy he made ice cream for Lyons & Co. Ltd. "It was hard work, but the best part of the job was the beer bottles kept cool in the fridge."

INTERVIEWS-" I've always been glad to get away from them, especially during the time when I was on the dole. "

JAUNTS-"I remember a very happy weekend in Paris ..."

JOBS-"I wouldn't mind any job, except a repetitive office job."

K.E.S.-He came in January, 1960 and has stayed because "I like it."

KOMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS-"I have grave doubts."

LATIN-Has always taught this at K.E.S., also Russian here, and Scripture, English, French and Algebra in Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL-Born here, near the centre of the old city-"I never had any trouble speaking Liverpuddlian, only English." `

MARRIAGE-"I get bored with a woman after a while and could not imagine living with one al I my life."

Music-Prefers the sombre sort, "Pop" does not impress him.

NAVY-He spent his two years National Service in the "Senior Service" -several months on a destroyer in the English Channel and a couple of months on a submarine depot ship sailing between Gibraltar and Casablanca ("it is a racy part of the world, I saw quite a lot going on! ").

NUTRIENTS-Likes plain English food, and for an occasional change, an Indian or Chinese meal-"I once had caterpillars in lettuce, and I've been fond of them ever since."

OBEDIENCE-" I'm very tolerant of boys' attitudes on this.

OFFICIALDOM-" Very annoying."

POLITICS-Doesn't believe in party politics. "Most politicians inspire me with no confidence at all-and I'm not too keen on some important Ministers in the Labour Cabinet. "

PUBS-"I'm not a regular, I only go two or three nights a week."

QUALMS-"I've never been sorry for anything I have done-if it was a mistake well that's too bad."

QUOTATION-"I dislike being quoted!"

RELIGION-Christian ethics.

RUM-Once drank ten men's rations in the Bay of Biscay.

SCHOOL-"An institution for increasing the intellectual capacity of the students."

STOCKS-Spent a day in them being pelted.-" It opened my eyes to the savagery of human nature."

TAX-"The amount I paid over the last year would have bought half the MI.

TELEVISION-Loves Coronation Street. Hates Juke Box Jury.

UNFORGETTABLE-The time when he taught at a Liverpool Secondary Modern School-"A very lively place, people were continually in trouble with the police."

UNIVERSITY-Cambridge (Emmanuel College)-"The most beautiful town in England-far better than Oxford, a dingy industrial place."

VICE-"Despite my name (Arthur Gaylord), I have relatively few vices.

VIOLENCE-"I am not a man of violence, except in Liverpool."

WELSH-He has an affinity for the Welsh, because of his name and the large Irish community in Liverpool.

WOMEN IN TEACHING-"We have equal pay in that the men are paid as little as the women."

XERCISE-Golf, tennis and badminton--"They help to keep a slim figure."

XUBERANCE-Adores square-dancing.

YARNS-Mainly about his days in the navy-"The day we smuggled a man ashore, down the anchor-chain, because he refused to have his inoculations." Or "When I steered a 20,000 ton ship through some Portuguese sardine boats and scrubbed the decks the next day."

YOUTH-" Youth today is mollycoddled!"

ZEALOUS-" Only when I played the back end of a pantomime cow."

ZENITH OF HOPE "Everton for the Cup, next year 1"

The Common Market

Said a bulldog to a bullfrog,
While strolling by the sea,
"If we built a channel tunnel
Think how close we two would be."

Said bullfrog to friend bulldog,
"Listen to my speech and hark it,
 Why join up with the continent
I f you're not in the Common Market?"

Now bulldog did not like this
And he wisely thus remarked,
"But then the price of food would rise
And farmers would get narked."

But the chief bulldog, he liked it,
He thought it was just great
He tried and tried, and at last applied,
But the chief bullfrog said, "Wait!"

And some politicians grumbled,
 
While the more pugnacious fought,
And the nerves of all the country
 Were tired, cross and taut.

Then the chief bullfrog he answered,
For to do so he was pressed
His answer was, it was, it was
But surely you have guessed?

A. D. FALK

Thirty Years Back

 (From the Magazine for March, 1937)

EDITORIAL

SINCE two terms ago our predecessors, Nagle and Larder, made an appeal for more and better contributions, the attitude of the school as a whole towards the magazine has not changed. We often receive complaints that there is too much recording work included; on the other hand the people whom the records concern are extremely annoyed if we even suggest that they should be shortened. Consequently we have to try to strike the happy medium by keeping the recording work as complete as possible and at the same time increasing the literary content. But this is not as easy as it seems.

To look at the boys of King Edward VII School playing on the asphalt one gets the impression that they have not a single inhibition in the world. But put pens in their hands, and say to them "The Magazine needs poems, articles, and short stories!"-and what a startling change! The boys who have been yelling at the top of their voices out of sheer joy in self-expression now become shy and retiring, and shame-facedly mumble excuses. This is what we editors have to cope with. How can we increase the literary value of the Magazine if all our budding geniuses are content to hide their lights under bushels?

Well, you literary aspirants, now comes your big opportunity. It is proposed that to celebrate the centenary of Wesley College the Magazine shall produce an extra edition at the beginning of next term. Whether you get an extra edition or not depends entirely upon you. We cannot produce a magazine without material, so if you do not wish our failure to produce an extra edition to go down, in the annals of the school to your everlasting shame, set to work at once!

Correspondence

Dear Sir,

As a regular reader of your Magazine for some years, I note with consternation its shift of balance. I welcomed the return to a smaller format, and very much appreciate the two-tone colour scheme which has recently been introduced, but these external reforms cannot compensate for the weird goings-on inside.

The only sound reason for compressing society reports into a continuous narrative of moderate length, it would seem, is to create more space for original literary contributions--a very laudable aim. But if not sufficient of such contributions are forthcoming (and it has been obvious of late that they are not, for the colour section has suffered a drastic decrease in size), why continue to lump these reports together? Indeed, in doing so, you are sacrificing some of your best material-well do I remember the witty society chronicles of yesteryear! Just because these reports are "conscripted," so to speak, does not mean that they are of necessity dull, insipid, and lifeless..

However, if you will not be swayed from your present policy, I should like to make a constructive suggestion. Make each society report (as tendered) an automatic entry for the Literary Competition. I am confident that several of them are of sufficient merit to win it.

Yours, etc,,

SPORTS

 FOOTBALL

FIRST XI

THIS has been the most successful season for many years. After losing the first two games against Manchester G.S. and De La Salle (both by the odd goal), the team played 17 successive matches against other schools without defeat, winning 15 and drawing 2.

It would be unfair to single out individuals in what was essentially a team effort, achieved through a great deal of hard work and enthusiasm and application to training. Although prepared to discuss and apply the tactical approach, the essence of their success was in the fluidity and freedom in their approach to the game.

We were always fortunate in having competent replacements whenever regular team-members left school or were injured. Many of these are quite young and should give valuable service in future years. The only disappointment of the season was that we Were unable to retain the Yorkshire Senior Schools Seven a Side Trophy.

Although the story was that of a successful team rather than of individuals (a list of players and appearances is appended), special mention must be made of the captain-T. J. Warn. With a combination of coolness and experience he was able to set a very fine example. Perhaps a little more verbal encouragement might have helped at times, but he was always the first to give the extra effort when it was needed. He can be justifiably proud of his year as captain. Our congratulations must also be offered to R. M. Priestley who was selected for the County in every fixture this season.

Finally, We would like to pay tribute to the hard yet fair way all the members of the team played. Their enthusiasm and their demeanour made it a pleasure to have charge of them.

J.C.H., T. N.

Results:

Opponents

Result

Score

Venue

De La Salle

Lost

3-2

A

Manchester G.S.

Lost

2-1

H

High Storrs G.S.

Drew

2-2

A

Rowlinson Tech.

Won

7-1

A

Old Edwardians

Lost

5-3

H

Huddersfield N.C.

Won

3-1

A

Bolton

Won

4-1

A

Abbeydale G.S.

Won

4-3

A

Maltby G.S.

Won

6-0

H

Nunthorpe G.S.

Won

7-0

H

Bootham G.S.

Won

8-0

H

Ecclesfield G.S.

Drew

2-2

H

Manchester G.S.

Won

2-1

A

Old Edwardians

Lost

6-2

H

Mexborough

Won

5-1

H

Abbeydale G.S.

Won

5-0

H

Pontefract

Won

2-0

H

Barnsley G.S.

Won

5-1

A

City G.S.

Won

4-1

H

Percy Jackson

Won

4-1

A

Huddersfield N.C.

Lost

3-2

H

Nunthorpe G.S. ...

Won

6-1

A

P. J. Jepson's XI

Lost

3-1

H

Wintringham G.S., Grimsby

Won

4-1

H

Yorkshire Seven-a-Side Competition:

v.

Percy Jackson

Drew 0-0

v.

Hanson G.S., Leeds

Drew 4-4

v.

Central Tech,

won 18-0

Played, 24; won, 15; lost, 7; drawn, 2; goals for, 92 (3 o.gs.); goals against, 41.

Inter-School Games-Played, 20; won, 15; lost, 3; drawn, 2.

Appearances and Goals:-Richardson, 24, 20; Dunsford, 22, 4; Warn (C.), 22, 0; Hodgkin, 22, 4; Tattersall, 22, 0; Clarke, 22, 1; Milner, 20, 17; Whalley, 20, 1; Priestley, 20, 21; Steinman, 18, 5; Bradbury, 11, 0; Wood, 11, 11; Cowley, 7, 4; Roberts, 7, 0; Gregory, 6, 0; Repen, 4, 0; Turner, 4, 1; Cartwright, 2, 0.

Yorks. Seven-a-Side Team-Tattersall, Warn, Milner, Dunsford, Priestley, Hodgkin, Richardson.

SECOND XI

WHAT started as a season full of high expectations had a relatively disappointing end so far as results were concerned. As in previous years the team suffered many changes; some boys left and others were promoted. Eventually a number of 3rd XI players won their place and gained experience that will be of value next season.

The services of John Tew, last year's captain, were missed when he left. His gentlemanly conduct, coolness in defence, and resolution in attack set the pattern for many a game. Carrying on in the same tradition, Eric Hemming set a very good example on and off the field. His captaincy was one of cheerful determination and impeccable manners.

The 4-2-4 system (or the 4-0-6, as the case often was) led to some fine attacking football. Unfortunately many games were lost when innumerable simple opportunities were not taken by the forwards. Turner's accuracy close to goal had to be seen to be believed! At the other end the defence played their own system, trying to create gaps for the opposition. In this they generally succeeded; Davies in goal had a busy season. He was given ample opportunity to show his promise. The back line consisted of Roberts, Capper, Repen and Hemming, each playing well individually.

Tew, Hyatt and latterly Peace were the midfield links, and Turner, Longstaff, Cowley, Fogell and Lee formed the forward line. It is a tribute to their speed and craft that in spite of so many missed opportunities they contributed 81 goals in 21 games.

Summary of results:

Played, 21; won, 8; lost, 11; drawn, 2; goals for, 81; goals against, 61. A.G.J.

THIRD XI

THE record of the 3rd XI has gone a long way to establish the team as a group of serious and competent footballers, and not just a collection of remnants. Selection of course had to be postponed until the lit and 2nd XIs had had their pick, but even so there was considerable competition for places in the team. This was particularly felt by the two ex-1st XI goalkeepers who were competing for that place in the 3rds. And when seventh formers were seen at Thursday night training sessions it was realised that the 3rd XI had assumed a new image.

Longstaff scored four goals in the first three matches, and was promptly discovered by the 2nd XI. Davies scored the team's first hat-trick, and also disappeared into the 2nd XI-as a goalkeeper. Strong emerged (from right back) as a roving goal scorer and in one spell of six consecutive matches he netted sixteen goals. Burns took over as leading goal getter after Christmas, and ended the season with a tally of fifteen goals in eight games. Others in the hat-trick club were Lee, who scored and missed the most spectacular goals of the season, and Slack, who had his hair cut for the team photograph. In addition Hyatt scored five with his head, Woollas five from the left wing, Peace nine from inside, and long shots, from wing halves Broome and Dungworth, added further goals.

In a defence that was not often troubled Cartwright (for most of the season), Woodcock and Woodhouse performed very competently between the posts. In Hill and Nicolson the team had a pair Of rugged, efficient and left-footed full-backs. These two, with the ever cheerful captain Broome, and Thorpe (who might have had more games for the 2nds), formed the nucleus of the team throughout the season. West, Richards and Dungworth filled the left half spot at different times. Hodgkinson also played before Christmas, after an appearance against the team as Huddersfield Amateurs' strongest player. Many of the above played for the Seconds for part of the season.

Most of the early matches comprised a dour first half and a goal rout in the second. Double figures were reached in the return match at Manchester, after which their referee ventured to suggest that the run of play had been about even. The only black spot for the team was the Pre.'s Dance, it appears. On the morning after this august event, the team lost for the only time-though it is to their credit that all eleven players found their way to the pitch even if the fresh air did hurt.

Congratulations to Broome and his team for scoring more goals per game and losing fewer games than other footballing sides, of wider fame, within the school. In spite of this, rumours about entering for the Amateur Cup next year are still being denied.

Summary of results:-

Played, 16; won, 15; lost, 1; goals for, 90; goals against, 24.

M.J.H. B.K.

UNDER 15 XI

THE team this year has seen many changes due to an unfortunate run of injuries. Despite this, it has been a successful season with the development of a good team spirit under the leadership of Gillam and Loukes as Captain and Vice-Captain respectively.

The success of the team was largely due to a tightening of the defence by changing to a 4-2-4 system. Mower was reliable in goal, Thomas an effective sweeper, Mines and Sellars always tackled well with Gillam and Walker adding an element of strength. Loukes covered every blade of grass at Whiteley Woods and was ably supported in the forward line by Allen, Johnstone, Maynard, Burrows, Aplin and Peterkin. Thanks must also go to several others whose efforts as players and supporters were most welcome.

As a climax to the season, the team put up a very good performance in the Yorkshire 7-a-side Tournament at Dinnington. After winning their "league," they went on to clinch the next round being finally beaten in a close fight by the team that eventually won the final.

Summary of Results:-

Played, 18; won, 10; lost, 6; drawn, 2; goals for, 52; goals against, 37.

D.R.H. D.C.J.

UNDER 14 XI

THROUGH a combination of sound fitness and pleasing team spirit, the Under 14 XI enjoyed a most successful season. Had not a weakened side lost to Manchester G.S. in the second match, the team would not have tasted defeat until mid-January. Then a hard fought struggle with Abbeydale was lost 3-1 to end a run of nine games without defeat. In a strong finish to the season, six of the last seven matches were won handsomely.

Highlights of an interesting year were the "revenge" victory at Manchester and the tense return duel with Abbeydale when a tragic defensive error denied the team a well-earned win. Double figures were scored against Pontefract, and almost on two other occasions.

Seal claimed 37 of the team's 82 goals, a reward for his speed and anticipation in the penalty area, though he might have had even more with steadier finishing! Hawkins was the outstanding player in the side, playing powerfully in both defence and attack, and he deservedly won a place in the Under 15 Sevens team. Waistnidge showed great courage and skill in goal while the captain Jepson set a fine example of selfless effort and amazing stamina. The new slim Blair, Bonsall and Kay were tenacious in an uncompromising defence, while Hadley and Bowler got through an immense amount of constructive work in mid-field. Thompson proved a most useful "utility" player, and Dabbs, on his day, was a dangerous winger. Noble (especially early in the season), Dodd and Peacock all made valuable contributions to the team's success.

Summary of Results:-

Played, 22; won, 13; drawn, 5; lost, 4; goals for, 82; goals against, 45.

D.A.A. M.F.A.E.

UNDER 13 XI

THIS season the Under 13 XI won 10 and drew 3 of the 20 games played. 62 goals were scored and 59 conceded, the leading goalscorers being D. A. Smith, Fidler and Moore for us, and S. P. Smith against us!

The team were most successful at home; in fact, the first five successive away games were lost and it was not until the last match before Christmas that the team recorded its first and only "double," against Dc La Salle College. However, during the second half of the season, as we gained in confidence and experience, we lost only one game, against Percy Jackson School.

S. P. Smith, the captain, was the team's outstanding player while Codd, Collier and Straker were ever-presents in the side. Fitzpatrick proved a reliable and capable reserve.

Team from: N. Wood, J. Collier, M. Gilbert, G. Codd, S. Smith, N. Marshall, D. Smith, J. Straker, M. Fidler, J. Lister, I. Moore, M. Fitzpatrick, G. Lavender, S. Keys, G. Thompson, E. Robinson, A. Cheetham, S. Porter, J. Robins.

J. B. L. J. E. T.

RUGBY

FIRST XV

THIS has been on the whole a good season for the 1st XV; not only was there a credit of victories over defeats, but also of points for over points against. The team has, however, only broken one record-no previous K.E.S. rugby side has managed to draw three matches in one season.

There have been no outstanding individuals in the team this year although one must mention Scott, Johnson and Hallam, the weight of the side, who were the mainstay of the forwards. Grant, too, the scrumhalf, deserves mention-he spent most of his time among the forwards rather than behind them. Hallam's powerful accurate kicking did much to demoralise the opposition before the match-he should try to put them between the posts during the match as well.

The three-quarters were very sound in defence, especially Winter with his devastating tackles, but did not fulfil their potential in attack. At full-back, Greenwood was very sound after a disappointing start in the centre and soon regained his confidence enough to take part in many attacking moves.

Finally, during the Easter holidays a team of seven together with some supporters went by minibus to take part in a 7-a-side Tournament in Loughborough. Unfortunately, the opposition in the first round turned out to be one of the best rugby schools in Yorkshire and the result, a 21-0 defeat. As four of this team, Johnson, Mawson, Scott and Greenwood will still be available next year, perhaps they will do better.

The team owed a great deal to Mr. Fordham, who left at Christmas after two and a half season in charge of the 1st XV. We wish him the best of luck in his new post. Thanks are also due to Mr. Taylor who coached us to a run of four victories almost as soon as he took over at Christmas. Best wishes to him and the team for next season.

Record:-

Played, 24; won, 11; drawn, 3; lost 10; points for, 176; points against,

I have been pleased to inherit from Mr. Fordham so enthusiastic a team. R. J. Williams has led them well; John Hallam has helped him to ensure a good spirit to our game. Tackling was vigorous, but must become more accurate as the Loughborough experience showed. The tight scrum has been good, but it is even more important to ensure possession from ruck and line-out. The backs, though competent, were prone to waste possession by naive kicking: backing up and passing must be developed, to produce a positive style of play.

G.W.T.

            UNDER 15 XV

POTENTIALLY this was a very promising side with a number of last year's team still available. Results, however, though very satisfactory, did not always match this potential.

The regular threequarters line of Barker, Ireson, Cooper and Lavender, though often individually sound, rarely played as a unit. Too many moves were broken by a pass badly given or taken. The centres developed a pathological hatred for running straight, while the wingers often lacked penetration. Tackling was inclined to be insecure, but fortunately in Priestley there was a cool and capable full-back equal to any occasion.

Last season's scrum half, Hopkinson, again served the team well and was constantly busy round the serum. His partner at fly-half, R. Brown, was converted from full-back and gained steadily in confidence throughout the season, despite an alarming tendency to take on the whole of the opposing pack. The forwards were most ably led by Mawson, who also captained the team. He helped to mould them into a capable pack and his tireless and enterprising play was a fine example. He had good support from Butler, T. Brown, Belton, Wragg, Rotherham, Nicholson, Childs and Buddery. The latter was a very useful utility player, besides captaining the Under 14 team.

The forwards usually gained good possession from the set scrums but they tended to be slow in following up on the opposition's mistakes, and thus chances were left begging. At the line-out neither Butler nor Wragg used his height and weight to the best advantage and here again possession was sometimes lost.

The season was crowned by the winning of the Combes-Allott nine-a-side trophy. The team had an extremely difficult passage to the final, in which they beat Myers Grove in a close game. Mawson, R. Brown and Butler are to be congratulated on their selection for the South Yorkshire XV.

Record: Played, 18; won, 10; lost, 8; Pts. for, 140; against, 130.

P.N.W.

             UNDER 13 XV

AT the beginning of the season it was obvious that this was potentially quite a good team which relied very much on a few outstanding individuals. By the end of the season they had developed remarkable team work for so young a team, discovered several more very good players and broken all records. Their remarkable run of success was due mainly to this cohesiveness and it is worth recording that 26 boys played for the team of whom no less than 21 scored points-a fact which gives some indication of the quality and enthusiasm of the reserves who have a thankless task, especially at Castle Dike in mid-winter (though it is also worth noting that the weather too broke all records this season, only one game having to be called off and several games being transferred to Castle Dike).

Another big factor in the team's success was its enthusiasm: the reserves always turned up, we always had a touch-judge, training sessions were always well, and noisily, attended and it was noticeable as the season wore on that our team was usually fitter than its opponents. The pack were frequently successful in pushing some much heavier opposition, and though sometimes outplayed in the line-out through lack of inches, they more than made up for this by their enthusiasm and speed about the field. Of the backs suffice it to say that the state of the ball appeared to make little difference to the speed and precision of their handling. On one occasion, even, a member of the First XV was overheard to mutter envious, and somewhat unconventional, praise of the speed of transfer of the ball to the wing.

Having stressed the fact that success was due to the unity of the team we nevertheless feel that it would not be out of place to mention Barrott-the captain and outside half-who was undoubtedly the player of the season although he once or twice appeared to lose interest when the team were 15 or so points up. He led the team with enthusiasm, authority and occasionally, extremely verbally. He scored a lot of points himself but, much more important, frequently and unselfishly created openings for others to take advantage of. His tackling, a department of the game in which we were not strong at the beginning of the season, has been a joy to watch although he occasionally tried to take his man too low!

Space forbids mention of the many other players who deserve mention or of the many memorable events of the season, the record must speak for itself. The team has played and won 17 games, scoring 285 points against 30. Top scorers were Kenning-79 points) (46 from goal kicks), Barrott-53 points, Hall, A. M.-36 points; in addition Barrott and Hall A. M. scored 4 times in a game and Barrott, Raynor, Howarth and Jones scored hat-tricks. We entered two nines competitions; in the first, the Hill trophy, we were runners up losing the final 3-0 after playing a quarter final round which lasted 45 minutes; we won the second, the Luther Milner Shield; in both competitions we were able to enter two teams for the first time.

The following matches were played, all won: City Grammar (h) 30-0; Maltby (h) 9-5; Don Valley (h) 9-5; Newfield (a) 12-0; Hartley Brook (a) 8-3; Jordanthorpe (a) 9-0; Ecclesfield (h) 6-0; De La Salle (h) 25-0; Gleadless Valley (a) 18-3; Hartley Brook (h) 3-0; Mount Saint Mary (a) 9-5; Gleadless Valley (h) 8-3; Jordanthorpe (h) 14-3; City Grammar (a; played at Castle Dike) 39-0; De La Salle (a) 61-3; High Storrs (h) 14-0; Lady Manners (h) 11-0.

The following boys have played for the team: Backhouse, C. J., Ball, J. J. F., Barrott, G. (captain), Brown, D. A., Deakin, A. J., Foley, G. D., Gravestock, A. W., Hall, A. M., Hall, J. K., Hallam, R., Holt, P., Howarth, S. J., Jacques R., Jones, P. G., Kenning, P. J., Knight, P. F., Litherland, C. S., Machin, S. J., Munro, A. T. D., Plews, D. A., Raynor, M., Ryalls, R. C., Sarginson, R. E., Shelley, D. J., Sherratt, N. R., Smith, M.

C.I.C., A.H.W.

 

UNDER 13 WINNERS OF THE LUTHER MILNER SHIELD

Back Row (left to right) J. K. Hall, A. J. Deakin, G. D. Foley, A. M. Hall
Front Row
(left to right) R. Hallam, P. J. Kenning, G. Barrott (Captain), P. G. Jones, S. J. Howarth.

  

    HOCKEY

THE School Team had a more favourable season this year, especially during the Christmas Term when the team was playing nine of last year's players. In the Spring Term the team was unfortunate in losing the services of Gloag, Orton, Ball and Hill which destroyed the successful equilibrium that had been created; and the team had to be reorganised by trial and error. The main drawback at this time was a lack of goal scoring ability by the forwards hindered by a usually inadequate link with the half-backs.

Individual performances were on the whole good; Kingsley again showing his capabilities as goalkeeper. Freeston and the captain Ball showed amazingly good stick control at times. Milburn, Ellins and Tuckwood have been valuable for the goals they scored and the enthusiasm they have shown.

In the Yorkshire Six-a-Side tournament at Leeds the team was placed equal third in a league of six. The speed of play on the hard, `Red gras' court emphasised the need for training as a team.

The appearance of both a Second XI and an Under 15 XI shows the increasing popularity of hockey in the School-no doubt their skill will increase with practice.

There have been several `social' matches during the season including matches against the 1st XV and the 1st XI-both of whom realised that hockey is not such a feminine game as they had previously imagined. The season closed when the Hockey XI played the young ladies of Abbeydale Grammar School in a good game-they handled their sticks with their usual aplomb.

We must again thank Mr. Baker for devoting much time and effort to the team and be encouraged by Ball's captaincy and support even after he had left School.

J. L. WRAGG.

Played, 19; won, 9; drew, 3; lost, 7.

I would like to extend my thanks to Ball for his excellent captaincy-he was a constant source of inspiration during his long tenure; to Wragg for willingly and ably accepting the captaincy upon Ball's leaving School, and to Hill for the hard and efficient work he did as Secretary.

Full Colours were awarded to: J. L. Wragg, C. R. Freeston.

Half Colours were awarded to D. Milburn, S. P. Kingsley.

C.H.B.

CROSS COUNTRY

FIRST VIII

THE 1966-67 season was for the First Eight much more successful than the previous season.

The additions Of Pringle and Henty to the team were very advantageous and their performances promising for next year. The team ran well together, especially Atkin, Button and Hallam, and the climax came when we were placed sixth out of twenty teams in the North Midlands Championships at Staveley, a great improvement on last year's 19th.

  

This season saw the start of the Sheffield Grammar Schools League and the Senior team finished second to Abbeydale. Other teams competing were High Storrs, Firth Park and Aston Woodhouse. Our only defeats in the League were early fixtures against Firth Park and Abbeydale, and both of these were avenged later in the season. It is to be hoped that the League will continue in future years.

UNDER 15

The under-fifteens suffered gravely from lack of support at the beginning of the season, but improved later on, with Wragg, Roberts and Brookes running consistently well. In the League they were placed last and only won three matches all season. However, greater success is expected next year, when some of this year's U-13 runners will be running for them.

UNDER 13

The under-thirteen team lost several of last year's runners to other school teams, but despite this was the strongest of the three teams. Some first-formers again ran for this team and one of these, O'Brien, won several matches and looks a good prospect. The captain was Noyland and he fulfilled his function well, setting a good example to the rest of the runners in his team by running consistently well all season.

In the Sheffield Championships at Graves Park on January 21st the Senior team was placed 3rd out of four, the intermediates 2nd out of 19, and the juniors 7th out of 32.

Mr. Allen was joined this year by Mr. Chapman, who apart from acting as chauffeur for the senior team, managed the U-15's. Mr. Allen has devoted an enormous amount of time to us, and our thanks are due to both him and Mr. Chapman. I hope the results justify their efforts.

I would like also to personally thank Button for the lively and efficient way in which he has carried out the job of secretary throughout the season.

Next season's captain will be Henty, with Pringle as Secretary.

P.A.G.

P. A. Gregory has captained the team most ably throughout the season, and developed an excellent team spirit which did much to improve the team's performances. He set an outstanding example by his own steady improvement in performance, and his efforts were well rewarded by selection for Sheffield and then for Yorkshire. He was placed 54th in the English Schools Championships and was the individual winner in the North Midlands Schools Championships held at Staveley. He was first home in all but three inter-school matches, and beat the school course record time, previously held by Skidmore, on two occasions.

J.C.A.

CHESS

THE first team has not had a too successful season this year. It failed to win the Sheffield Schools league-the first time for five years-by losing two matches and drawing a third. In spite of this it has been an enjoyable time for the players themselves.

For the first time for many years we have drawn on young talent to provide the main body of the team: three third formers and a second former. They have however proved to be just as able and probably more enthusiastic than older players.

This season also saw a new development which has been considered for some time, the introduction of a second team. Though the results were only average they were as good as could be expected and it has had a good start. We hope it will continue to improve next year and provide useful practice for future first team members. We would like to thank the players who have supported this new venture, and also to thank Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Adam for their help in starting it.  

Two players, the captain, R. I. Nicolson and S. J. Mann, have distinguished themselves, one by winning the Sheffield Schools Congress and the other by coming first in the Junior Divisions of the Sheffield and the Bury congresses. 1. Cooper also came second in his division at Sheffield.

The Chess Club continued to meet every Friday, but while it was well supported by the Junior School the absence of seniors was unfortunately obvious. Many people seem to stop playing as they reach higher forms, especially the fourth year. We invite all players, regardless of strength, to come next season and play what is certainly a very interesting and absorbing game.

RESULTS (K.E.S. score first):-

First Team: v. High Storrs, 5-1; v. Thornbridge, 21-31; v. Ecclesfield, 4-2; v. Thornbridge, 2I-31i; v. Abbeydale, 3-3; v. Dronfield, 6-0; and 4J-1 J; v. High Storrs, 5-1.

Second Team: v. High Storrs, 4-2; v. Thornbridge, 3-3; v. Penistone, 3-3; v. Ecclesfield, 1J-4J; v. De La Salle, 3-3.

G.H.

STAFF FOOTBALL

THIS has been a most enjoyable season, containing many moments of enduring pleasure, the most memorable being the last minute equaliser which crowned a three goal fight-back against Ecclesfield Staff. During a crowded season, only one match was lost against another staff team. This speaks volumes for the tactical leadership of the veteran ex-Navy full back and his patented 1-9-1 system. Yet such glory is never lightly earned, as was illustrated when tragedy befell the left back. Attempting a comprehensive tackle against a Chaucer heavyweight, he fractured a nether limb.

Darling of the terraces was undoubtedly the meandering Man of Kent (not to turn professional after all)-though his style thwarted the legendary goalscoring prowess of his partner the Golden Boot. For almost the first time since his halcyon days as a Middlesbrough schoolboy prodigy, the centre forward's crinkly head found the net on more than one occasion.

The historians forming the left flank of the defence impressed with their wide vocabulary, if little else, and more verbal encouragement was proffered by the balding Burnley wing half (a promising discovery indeed) and the volatile ex-Rotherham professional. The team's heartfelt thanks go to the right-footed left wing pair-the dynamic duo-who retrieved innumerable wayward passes from adjoining fields.

Despite other lucrative offers for his men (only one has infamously succumbed so far) the Merseyside chief is quietly confident of leading an equally talented combination in next winter's campaigns.

IN VINO VERITAS

 

  

THE OLD EDWARDIANS' CRICKET CLUB

(Season 1966)

THE club continues to provide attractive, friendly cricket, with a fixture list which has been improved year by year. First and second team fixtures are arranged each Saturday during the season and these are supplemented with a number of Sunday and Evening matches. The long week-end tour to Cambridge each year is now an established success and this season it is being extended to four days.

The 1966 season was only an average one from the point of view of results, as the following statistics show:-

 

P.

W.

L.

D.

1st XI

24

9

9

6

2nd Xl

18

7

7

4

The first team results were notable for hard won victories over Duffield, K.E.S., Sheffield Collegiate and the 12th Man tourists, whilst in a high scoring game against Bradfield Tony Ollerenshaw was dismissed one run short of his century.

The tour was marred by bad weather which unfortunately resulted in the cancellation of the match against R.A.F. Cranwell.

The club is entirely dependent on past members of the school for its playing strength, and welcomes applications from senior boys still at school who will be selected to play during the summer vacation.

OLD EDWARDIANS' SOCCER CLUB

(Season 1966-7)

ONCE again both teams have competed in the South Yorkshire Amateur League, Yorkshire Old Boys Shield and Junior Shield.

The First XI, under the captaincy of Richard Nosowski, has fared satisfactorily, even though the final league position was not as good as last season. This was due to a crop of injuries to several key players. However, the "new look" side has settled down very well and this augurs favourably for the future.

Contrary to the past few seasons the Second XI has not had to struggle to avoid relegation, and in fact at one stage of the campaign were candidates for promotion. This honour was denied them because of first-team calls and the unavailability of several players at the wrong stage of the season. Skipper Gordon Grist must be well pleased with his side's determined efforts.

During the season Peter Everitt retired after fourteen years (eleven as captain) as a playing member of the club and is now a qualified referee under the auspices of the Sheffield and Hallamshire C.F.A.

New members we welcome-Please contact the Secretary for details of training and practice matches.

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