King Edward VII School Magazine

[No. 4


Hon. Sec.







An Old Bike ..


School Notes


The Trip to Wimereux


The Durer Woodcuts




The School Play




Scientific Society




The Orchestra


Oxford Letter


Parliamentary News


Sheffield University Letter




The Modern Language Library


A Guide to Politics ..


House Notes ..







IN previous issues the Editorial has contained notes on the more important events of the term. We have now decided to transfer these to a separate section, which will be entitled " School Notes". The only function left to the Editorial is to apologise for any deficiencies in the Magazine, such as the shortness of the Editorial. But football, usually so extravagant of space, has but begun, and we have. received very few individual efforts. Only the Scientific Society still provides its satisfying reports.

In concluding we would like to thank the youth who put some silver paper into the box in the Library. But we do not collect for the hospitals. We advise him to send it in future to the Gloops Club.

School Notes.

IT is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of H. G. Bailey of the Sixth at Lodge Moor Hospital on November 10th. Bailey was an active participant in many school activities ; his character made him popular with all. We extend our sincere sympathy to all who have felt his loss. The School, the Sixth Form, the Scout Troop and his own Patrol were represented at the funeral service, at Ranmoor Methodist Church on November 13th.

On Armistice Day, Saturday, November 11th, the School paid its tribute to the fallen. The usual service was held and the Roll of Honour was read. The address was given by the Rev. E. H. Rawlins, vicar of Norton Lees Church. He urged his hearers to choose the difficult path and face dangers and adversities with courage, taking as example those who fell in the War ; the address was much appreciated for its unusually vigorous and militant note. The School then formed around the War Memorial, on which wreaths were laid by Brown, for the School, and by G. A. Bolsover, for the Old Edwardians Association.

In conclusion the Last Post was sounded.

On Peace Day, October 26th, only one of the many ceremonies, which have taken place in past years, was retained ; but it was the essential part : Our half-holiday. After Prayers the Headmaster gave a lucid and impartial sketch of the present situation in Germany, which ended on a reassuring note. It would seem that Peace Day is treading the path of oblivion which Empire Day traversed years ago. Are we losing interest in both ?

We congratulate the following on their appointment as Prefects of the School : A. Gilpin, R. K. Holloway, G. Laughton, H. E. Pearson, C. A. Pogson, and J. W. Tuchschmid ; as Head Prefect, T. S. Brown ; as Second Prefect, D. Howe ; as Head Librarian, A. G. Dawtry ; as Captain of Football, H. E. Pearson ; and as Captain of Fives. D. Howe.

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This term has seen further changes in the Staff. Mr. Reyner, who had come to seem almost an indispensable part of K.E.S., has transferred his allegiance to Ampleforth, where we wish him every success much as we regret his going. Mr. J. Smith, whose services to us were of shorter duration, but none the less valued, especially by his VIth form German pupils, has left for London, en route for the Board of Education ; we look forward to hearing of his rapid rise to eminence in the Educational hierarchy.

In place of these two respectively, we are glad to welcome Mr. W. E. Glister and Mr. C. A. L. Prins.

Our warmest sympathy goes out to Mr. Green, who has been incapacitated all this term by a serious illness ; we hear with relief of his satisfactory progress, and hope to see him fully restored before long. His work is being done by Mr. Michell, who has also proved a valuable performer in the Orchestra.

The Durer Woodcuts.

THERE are few Western arts without an Eastern history, or in which one is not at some time tempted to find the achieve­ments of the East more impressive than those of the West. This is nowhere truer than when applied to woodcuts ; known in China for centuries before they appeared in Europe, they reached perfection in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Japanese colour prints. It is not known whether they were re­invented in Europe or imported from the East ; but block prints are unknown before the beginning of the fifteenth century. The earliest date that is fixed with certainty is that of a print of St. Christopher of 1423, surviving in the Rylands Library at Manchester and included in its present exhibition of Book Illustration in the fifteenth century. Cut in soft wood and in outline, this, like most early block prints, was coloured afterwards by hand. At first they aped the miniature, both as regards subject and manner, and many formed the basis for the miniaturist's guide, disappearing under his overpainting.

As the printed book from movable type ousted the manuscript and the block-book, so the woodcut shook off colour and relied on line alone. Nor has colour-printing in Europe ever been as popular as in the East, or attained the same standard of excellence.

Durer was born three-quarters of a century after the appearance of the woodcut, and he had behind him a solid tradition, being born at Nuremburg in the country which had introduced both sorts of printing. He himself added to Germany's claims by inventing etching. Of his art you will judge for yourselves from his woodcuts, which will, I hope, spread gradually over the whole school.

Actually the compositions are due to Durer himself, who left the business of cutting to unknown assistants-but that is a fact which need not concern you until you come to compare his woodcuts with other aspects of his work. One suggestion only-Italy was the country of origin of the Renaissance ; and it was Italy that gave to Western Europe all the outward refinement of life, down to the code of manners which obtains in civilised society to-day. That fact is necessarily reflected in contemporary art ; the vigour of the Durer woodcuts is surprising, bat it is an animal, rather than a spiritual, richness. As boys, however, are uncivilised animals, that should mean that you will appreciate Durer before you fall for Titian or Perugino.

J. H. W.

(The set of reproductions bought by the School, and available for exhibition in class-rooms, consists of 346 cuts on about 200 plates of uniform size. Frames cost about 5s., can doubtless be made for less, and should have a loose plywood back to facilitate changing.)

The School Play,

" HENRY IV. PART I." December 1, 2.

"WISDOM cries out in the streets, and no man regards it."

Generations of schoolboys read Shakespeare ; few of them see his plays acted. The pleasure that the acting of the First Part of King Henry IV gave to both the audience and the players is reason enough to justify the undertaking. But like Falstaff, schools are often betrayed by instinct, which is a great matter ; were we not pedagogues on instinct, would the school have existed so long without an adequate stage, or should we be satisfied with a play a year, and a Shakespeare play once in a school lifetime?

" Give me life ; " cries Falstaff. Nowadays, it is not the figures of the history book, it is he whom we want brought to life. Though he is set in a background of stirring events, and painted in the colours of the Elizabethan age, this massive comic creature of genius has won the undying fame he himself derided. He was played by Sentance with a skill that ensured the success of the play ; for a boy it was a splendid piece of acting, excellent from first to last, subtle and alive. " Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more frailty." More wit and wisdom, too ; " I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." Sentance made us believe all this ; he made Falstaff, Falstaff makes the play.

The frame of the play is the story of the rebellion of the Percys, Glendower and their allies. Shakespeare has created the character of Hotspur to balance that of Falstaff. To Hotspur he has given a touch of that tragic quality that was more fully revealed in later plays. The part was acted by Gilpin with dignity and spirit ; he helped greatly to preserve the balance and unity of the play.

Prince Hal's is a less convincing part-to a modern audience he is " neither fish nor flesh ; a man knows not where to have him. W. J. Smith had obviously worked hard to make the part carry conviction ; noticeably among the cast he acted while others were speaking. It was a brave effort, but he lacked the grace and experience needed for the complete achievement of his aim.

The minor parts in the Falstaff scenes were well done ; Walton, Welch, Peace, and Nagle all acted capably. I liked best the mock interview between the Prince and his father, but no doubt others would disagree. In the more serious scenes, Gill as Lady Percy was excellent, and the scene at Bangor was admirably done. The King is a prominent figure, and not an easy one to act. Howard Robinson was sufficiently dignified, although his speech was often hurried and indistinct. Laughton, Miller and Youens were the best of the others. The battle scenes-always a difficulty-were well managed.

The faults were the usual ones of young and inexperienced actors: slowness on cues, uncontrolled gesture, stiffness in movement, and inattentiveness during others' speeches. But they were not marked enough seriously to disturb our enjoyment. More annoying was the tendency to rush through the longer speeches, sacrificing the beauty of Shakespeare's verse in a mistaken attempt at speed and naturalness. The audience-who have a part to play - behaved badly ; chattering, fidgeting, running about between scenes, reacting noisily to the inevitable little accidents, and applauding at ill-timed moments.

The co-operation of Mr. Simm and Mr. Watling was a great success. The former showed his skill in the speed, balance, and " light and shade " he gave to the play, and in the training of an even team of actors ; the latter triumphed as usual over the in­conveniences of the stage, and in setting, lighting, with Mr. Redston's skilful help, and rapid change of scene did all a producer could have desired.

" And since this business so far is done, let us not leave till all our own be won." Can we have Henry IV, Part Two, from the same company, with the same Falstaff ?

W. H. S.

Scientific Society.

THE Annual General Meeting of the Society was held in the L.L.R. on October 10th, at 4.25 p.m., the chair being taken by Mr. Shorter.

Owing to the absence of the minute book and balance sheet, it was decided to elect a secretary straight away. J. Richmond was proposed by P. H. Monypenny, and was elected without opposition. The committee, consisting of P. H. Monypenny, J. Colquhoun, F. M. Bishop, G. Bloom, J. W. C. Bridges and A. E. P. Craven, was then elected. The meeting was then adjourned till October 17th.

At the adjourned meeting the minutes and balance sheet of the 1932 meeting were read, and passed unanimously.

It was then decided, after some deliberation, to expend -5 on the purchase of books for the Science Library. The meeting then closed.

The first visit of the session was to the printing works of Messrs. Loxley Brothers, Ltd., on October the 18th.

We were first shown the hand setting of type, and then the mechanical method. This consisted of a machine rather like a typewriter which punched holes on a roll of paper, each hole cor­responding to a letter or number. The roll of paper was then transferred to a typecasting machine, where the metal type was produced. From this a cast was made, from which the printing was done.

The next type of printing was that of three colour printing. From the three primary colours red, yellow and blue, almost any other colour could be produced.

The party was then shown lithograph printing. The design to be printed is etched on a zinc plate and transferred to the paper through a rubber sheet. This printing does not emboss the paper. The visit concluded with a very interesting talk on paper and paper making.

At half-term the Society paid a visit to Raleigh Cycle Works, Nottingham. In the course of the visit the party saw the making of the whole of the cycles, from the strip steel to the complete cycle.

We were first shown the machines cutting cog-wheels, which were then assembled to form the working part of the Sturmey-Archer three-speed gear. This was then fitted into the hub, which had been stamped out from sheet steel. When it is completely assembled each gear is tested and put under heavy stress to make sure that no parts are defective.

The frames of the cycles are made from tubing which is rolled from strip steel, soldered, trued and cut into suitable lengths all on the same machine. The frames are then made by clamping the required parts together and dipping them into molten brass. The parts which have to be chromium plated are first-nickel-plated to give them a shine and then given a surface of chromium plating g,,.6 of an inch thick. This is transparent so that the shiny parts seen on the cycle are not chromium plate, but nickel plate.

The wheel rims are similarly made, and great care is taken in fixing the spokes and making the wheel true. We were greatly interested and amused by the speed with which tyres and inner rubes may be put round a wheel-apparently just a twist and a flick and the thing is on.

Most of the Raleigh enamelled parts are black, so that the enamelling has to be done in enormous spraying tanks through which the parts are slowly drawn. Any other colour must be sprayed by hand.

When the cycles are completed, except for saddles, they are placed in the general store which holds 3,000 bicycles at once. From there they are rushed off in lorry and trainloads every day.

The visit was very enjoyable and comprehensible to everybody.

After lunch the party visited Boots' Fine Chemical Works at Island Street. There we saw how saccharin, which is five hundred end fifty times as sweet as sugar, was made from toluene, a by-product in the manufacture of coal gas. Since there is a tax of thirty shillings per pound imposed on it, the whole process is under he supervision of an excise officer, whose sole duty is to collect the tax. Next, we saw the plant for making aspirin, and a hundred-weight box of it sufficient for making 120,000 tablets. There is a rage plant for making chloroform, which is redistilled under a huge refractionating column.

In another part of the works sodium sulphate crystals were being armed from salt and sulphuric acid, crystallised, dried, crushed and sorted. Here also, bismuth carbonate was being made from the octal. In another part ox livers were being minced, concentrated, and separated into haemoglobin and liver extract. Amongst other plants there was that for making insulin from the pancreas of the ox. In this process a mincer was used which could mince up a whole boned ox in seven minutes. After a very enjoyable visit, the party was very kindly entertained to tea.

By the kind permission of Mr. Reed, a party paid a visit to the underground workings of Skiers Springs Colliery at Wentworth. We were first shown the winding gear and the fan for extracting air from the workings, and then descended below ground. After a good walk, the party reached the coal face, where each member turned miner for a few minutes, Before leaving that face a shot was fired for as. We then visited the face a little farther along and saw an electric coal cutter, this was not in motion, as it was only worked at night. After a visit to the stables we came to the surface once again and all very much enjoyed sandwiches and lemonade which was very kindly provided by Mr. Reed for us before we returned home.

The Orchestra.

FRESH from its London triumphs, the K.E.S. Orchestra has returned to a less illustrious stage, and is at the moment concentrating on music for the Christmas Concert. Experience in the Queen's Hall, however, has not been without its fruits. Onlookers must have noticed a certain hauteur in the Orchestra's mien as it waits for Mr. Baylis to raise his baton. ; to scoffers its haughty retort is that it is the third best School Orchestra in the length and breadth of England.

Certain veterans have left us : Wragg and Camm leave a gap it is hard to fill, and Mr. Reyner's cheerful trombone is, alas, silent. Youthful talent is, however, not lacking ; a promising collection of second violins speaks well for the Orchestra of the future. Moreover, we are able to welcome Mr. Michell and Mr. H. S. Smith.

Hadyn's " Clock Symphony," Sullivan's " Patience," " The Weymouth Chimes," and certain Christmas songs will provide a feast of good music for those so well advised as to attend the School Concert.

All who can play an instrument are invited to join so distinguished a society. Let me conclude with Haywood's well-worn pun : Come and join our happy band.

C. A. P.

Parliamentary News.

A WARM debate followed the introduction on October of the Motion
` That this House congratulates Herr Hitler on the work he has done for Germany."

The Proposer, Mr. JAMES, opened with a severe castigation of those who revived the old war legends of " frightfulness," and followed his introductory " strafe " with a defence of the anti-Semite activities of the new German dispensation. Desperate diseases demand radical remedies ; the acute financial distress in Germany was the fault of a banking system selfishly and sordidly manipulated by Jews, and the temporary hardships inevitably inflicted on the unprincipled money-changers had been grossly magnified by a Press that was subject to Jewish control. As regards Politics, the Treaty of Versailles had been destroyed by the Allies, and the new Germany, far from being a menace, was actually Europe's bulwark against Communism and the Slavonic horde. Herr Hitler had raised a great nation from degradation, and if he had acted in defiance of neighbouring States, his grateful people would remember that the Allies who now scrambled for the fragments from Il Duce's table had shown equal suspicion when Mussolini undertook the re-invigoration of Italy.

The accuracy of his assertions was categorically denied by Mr. BISHOP in a promising maiden speech. Thereupon, Mr. BOLER insisted on reading a letter, recently received from Germany, and expatiating on Jewish mal-practices with loose logic but over­whelming earnestness. The House welcomed the light relief provided by Mr. LAUGHTON'S sentimental reflections on modern England, whose governmental methods he regarded as menaced by the new Dictatorships. He was strongly supported by Mr. DAWTRY, who, in the best speech he has yet given, pleaded for loyalty to the system that recognises the claims of individual Liberty.

Both Mr. TUCHSCHMID and Mr. GILPIN declared that Herr Hitler deserved praise for the moral reform he had effected, and for the employment schemes he had planned for a workless and starving people. Mr. BAILEY doubted the practicability of those schemes, and regretted the encouragement of a bellicose national excitement. That practised orator, Mr. W. SMITH, having waited till all the recognised rhetoricians had revealed their hands, trumped all their tricks in a shattering speech. The Third Republic was an even greater mockery than the Fascist State, and it was outrageous that a House with such traditions should be asked to fawn upon a tyrant who gave blood to a nation that asked for bread. His eloquence, and his tactics, prevailed ; the motion was rejected.

On November 20th, in a house somewhat thinner than usual, Mr. BROWN proposed the motion " That this House regrets the Government's attitude toward Disarmament." The inability of Mr. SMITH and Mr. TUCHSCHMID to defend a government whose policy they obviously condemned, and the rather rambling tirades of the Opposition, made the debate rather dull. Mr. BROWN was the only member to pay strict attention to the motion before the House, and his words were merely critical. He accused the Government of causing widespread dissatisfaction with England's disarmament policy ; the Conference itself was " decrepit, stagnant, and even dead." The delegates were merely drifting, and instead of being the heroes they might have been, were but querulous members of the herd. No equality of status had been given to Germany, and Herr Hitler, realising that no progress was possible in an atmosphere of such everlasting doubt, was quite justified in leaving Geneva. In reply, Mr. W. SMITH maintained that the Government had done everything possible in the cause of world peace, and the Conference had foundered mainly through French distrust of Germany. Briton could proceed not a step further in safety, until some con­centrated effort towards disarmament was made.

Mr. GILPIN marred a speech in support of the motion by an introduction of school topics into an Assembly representative of the nation. Mr. JAMES contented himself with an expression of the Fascist point of view, urging the Government to be proud of its nationality and not of its sentimentality. Mr. TUCHSCHMID'S somewhat hesitant appeal for time failed to obtain the support of a single member on the Opposition benches. Mr. DAWTRY then informed the House of his intention to continue the discussion on the Government's policy towards Disarmament where Mr. BROWN had left it, but when he resumed his seat, the debate had made no material progress. Mr. LAUGHTON thought that it would be a pity if Mr. JAMES' sentiments were shared by all. Mr. SMITH made a last effort, but in vain ; an overwhelming majority voted the Government's defeat.



I AM a Fascist because our creed is the only one in the world which teaches discipline and obedience ; which bids its followers sacrifice all they possess for an ideal ; which elevates politics into heroism. Fascism is Discipline.

I am a Fascist because our party alone promises to work for the prestige of Britain, to link up the Empire by ties of brotherhood, to put an end to the present truckling to foreigners, and to revive in the British a true conception of their nation's dignity. Fascism is Patriotism.

I am a Fascist because our party alone offers a reasonable remedy for the desperate economic depression, and in particular for unemployment.

I am a Fascist because our creed exalts the dignity of labour, and of struggle. Our creed grants to labour the reward which Communism denies it, and all other parties cheat it of.

I am a Fascist because our creed alone will put an end to the hypocrisy and selfishness of party politics and will unite the talents of all in the regulation of the country's affairs. I am a Fascist because our party unites all classes, creeds and occupations in the service of the common Fatherland.

Patriotism, Discipline, Service-these are the traditions which appeal to me in Fascism, and will appeal to many more, " if England to herself do rest but true ".



I AM a Communist because Communism is the only political party which has a really progressive economic policy ; because Communism alone asserts not merely the theoretical, but also the practical equality of men-and this whilst men are starving in a world of plenty ; because Communism is sincerely devoted to the cause of world peace, which it realises is essential for the material prosperity and happiness of the majority ; because in Russia, the nearest approach to a Communist state, a successful drive is being made against the corruption and injustice of the ancient regime ; because Communism, true Communism at least, will give man every opportunity to develop to the full the mental and physical qualities

he has received from Nature-or God (for true Communism does not forbid a man to believe in a God) ; because Communism means the beginning of an idyllic classless society, devoid of insidious sectional, interest.

Fascism, under whatever name it may masquerade, is but a more virulent form of Toryism, bolstering up a diehard and desperate capitalism. Liberalism and Socialism of all shades have com­promised with the devil, have vainly tried to put new wine into old bottles. Only a radical change, a revolution effected from below, can save the world. In fine I am a Communist because Com­munism is to be the great Ideal-because I believe in the Golden Age, the brave new world.


THE capitalist method of production and distribution for the sake of profit has been proved a failure, for all economists admit that under the present system it is impossible for all to find work and living wages ; and it is wrong morally that one should depend for the very means to live on the chances and vicissitudes of cut-throat competition. The ideal state, in which man need no longer spend all his energies merely on obtaining the means to live, can be attained by the socialisation of the means of production and distribution ; and that is neither impossible and against human nature, as Conservatives would have it, nor only to be got at by violent revolution, as we are told by Communists.

Socialism is international, and realises that man must progress beyond a narrow, exclusive local patriotism such as the Fascist would inspire in the people. Socialism sees that the world is, once and for all, a unit and to try to split it up into separate parts politically or economically is retrogression. Socialism is not frightened of pointing out the faults in the present political, social, and economic systems. It does not try to get out of responsibility by unjustifiable references to " human nature", or to remain blind to facts by appeals to primitive passion. Socialism stands for international peace and goodwill, a society without arbitrary divisions, and an equitable method of production and distribution.


WHY I, of all people, should have been chosen to expound political views is entirely beyond my comprehension. Politics is so dangerous a game that it is folly to display one's hard too openly, especially when that hand may be a poor

one. Like a game of cards, politics, to a great extent, is a game of bluff. It matters little of what party one is nowadays so long as that party holds the trump-card. Politics is no longer a struggle of ideals, it has become the vantage point of the ambitious. Yet we call ourselves Socialists, Conservatives, and Liberals. The theories of Conservatism and Liberalism seem to have been lost in the mists of antiquity, for we are more or less what our fathers were. We take their creed for granted. Socialism, a newer cult still finds disciples. Liberalism is far different from what it was. It is not the same as Burke and Gladstone found and left it. Unlike Conservatism, Liberalism is always changing. The freedom that it professes it finds in its policy of the middle course. It forms always the counter-poise between the two extremes. And yet always the Party itself revolves round the vexed question of Laissez Faire. Even Conservatives have been forced to admit that in theory Laissez Faire is the noblest ideal. That this ideal will not work at present does not shatter the Liberal Party or weaken its argument. The Liberal Party will always stand for what is right. Ultimately their policy is bound to triumph because it is a great deal more far-sighted than Conservative preventatives or Labour remedies,


A Guide to Politics.

I. FREE TRADE. An economic system whereby Customs officials can take a holiday while foreigners play Hamlet with the Home market.

2. INCOME TAX. A Communistic system of taking from the rich and giving to the poor, disguised under a mass of calculation.

3. PARLIAMENT.-An expensive way of providing with a living some hundreds of persons good for nothing else.

4. ELECTIONS. A waste of paper designed to impress the working man with a sense of his own importance.

5. CONSERVATIVES. Politicians who realise that the British Constitution is too shaky to be touched, and therefore wish to leave it as it is.

6. SOCIALISTS. Politicians who wish to provide a free living for all good-for-naughts, including themselves.

7. LIBERALS. Intellectuals who enjoy being in Parliament, but do not know exactly what to do there, for whom the Conservatives are too somnolent and the Socialists too verminous.

8. DEMOCRACY. A method of reproducing the unreasonable whims, inconstant fancies and self-seeking machinations of the multitude in the policy of a country.

9. UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF. Pardonable as an emergency measure, as a permanent institution fatal.

10. JINGOES. A term applied by cowards to brave men.

11. COMMUNISM. An ideal which in theory should make all men equally rich and happy, and which in practice makes them all equally poor and wretched.

12. THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION. An expression of the fallacy of the Divine Right of Majorities.

13. SOVIET RUSSIA. A warning to all other nations not to destroy until they are sure they can rebuild.

14. THE LEAGUE *OF NATIONS. An illustration of man's eternal folly in attempting to be wiser than all his ancestors.

15. PACIFISM. A cunning concealment of brute self-preserva­tion under a mask of philanthropy.

16. LABOUR PEERS. At once upstarts and renegades.

17. DISARMAMENT. A very sensible attempt at economy which has been given a false moral value.

18. FASCISM. Making the best of a very bad job by methods of trial and error,

" O. D. M."


COLD, wet days-russet leaves,
Birds no longer nest 'neath the eaves,
Misty mornings damp and grey­
Never mind, Autumn is nearer May.

Scarlet robin is bolder now
And looks for food from the waving bough
Round red moon at the close of day­
Never mind, Autumn is nearer May.

Cows in the meadows no longer graze,
Not to be seen through the gath'ring haze,
Soon we shall hear the jay with its plumage gay­
Never mind, Autumn is nearer May.


An Old Bike.

IT was a hand-me-down from my brother four years ago, and he professed no great sorrow at losing a treasure. For these past four years, it has been heard, if not seen, o'er England's green and pleasant land, as well as in the neighbourhood of the School.

Last summer, however, its doom was pronounced by many unadmiring relatives. Owing to a mistake on the part of one of the above-mentioned relatives, it found itself conveyed by train to the coast north of Flamborough. Once there, it had a good rest, but within an hour of being destined for the farmer's scrap heap, it found itself being fondly carried to the village wheelwright, who was so rightly named, that the bike not only-wheeled right, but also conveyed me right to Sawdon the following day.

And now began its last and greatest triumph ! My brother, evidently appreciating the honour of having ridden beside it to Sawdon, suggested a " cyke," which would consist of a visit to our lately left camp at the coast. There, excited by the enthusiasm of the more encouraging of the relatives, and undamped by the horror of the discouraging, the " cyke " was now extended to a journey from end to end of Yorkshire and across the Pennines. Small wonder that, as it flashed through the villages, ahead of the rest of the party, the raw youths of Lancashire stared in amazement, crying, " Crikey ! Like Shell. What was it ? "

After a day's rest, it again set forth, bound once more for Sawdon, a hundred and two miles away, which it reached in triumph that same day, taking the mightiest hills of the Pennines like a Rolls Royce. Since its return to Sheffield, it has rested on its laurels, which are not quite dry.

Does anyone want to buy an old bike?

W. I. D.

The Trip to Wimereux.

THE K.E.S. party to France under the usual guidance of Mr. Green, left the L.M.S. station at 8.57 a.m. It was a windy day, and many feared the crossing to come. We had an excellent reserved coach (one of the new L.M.S. ones) to London. Having crossed London, we left Victoria on the Continental Boat Express, which took us on to the quay at Folkestone. Our fears for the crossing increased, for the sea was very, choppy. Very soon after we left the harbour, on the Maid of Orleans, things began to happen. It was said to be the worst crossing for twenty years. The worst period was towards the end of the journey when the ship heeled over, shooting all the luggage on which many of our party were seated, to the rail. We eventually arrived about 6 p.m., at the Grand Hotel de la Manche, the largest and most popular hotel in Wimereux, situated " sur la digue," and dominating the surround­ing country with its four squat towers. After unpacking we had dinner and then retired early.

The first few days were spent in making arrangements for tennis, bathing and thoroughly exploring the town. Wimereux is a town of considerable size, possessing a Casino and a. handsome Mairie, and within a rickety tram-ride of Boulogne. The Casino, on the South Cliff proved an attraction to the sporting gentry and one evening the more advanced enjoyed a French Comedy (with great understanding ?). All bathed and Mr. Green successfully taught his little boy to swim. Most of the time was freely spent in our own interests. Many played tennis, some spent rashly, as Mrs. Green said, at the Japanese billiards, others explored the coast and neighbouring country. Fortunately, no-one had to go home on the next boat. Each evening, we all thoroughly enjoyed a con­versation of a pleasant nature with a French " dame ".

Life in the hotel was quite palatial. The cuisine was excellent except for the ghastly repetition of fish. Two lifts supplied the party with ample amusement at odd moments, until two members were left helpless in mid-air. Our rooms were on the top floor, attended by a rotund " femme de chambre ".

On Sunday morning, the whole party set off in the hotel bus to spend the day at Le Touquet. Not only was Le Touquet of interest to us, sight-seers, but also the beautiful countryside, bathed in the sunshine which enriched the whole day, through which the journey took us. Considerable curiosity was aroused by the numerous and quaintly-wrought calvaries which characterize the French countryside. The numerous churches too, provide scope for the ecclesiologist and the War Graves at Etaples cannot fail to impress all. At last we arrived at Le Touquet, Paris-Plage, a small but extremely fashionable watering place which caters for all types of visitors. The bathing pool., perhaps the most luxurious in Europe, should not be missed. The Casino and Racecourse are no doubt of interest to the foreign traveller and the Forest is very pleasant during the heat of the day. By patronising the numerous pleasure parks and attractive shops, and driving the little " Buggy " cars, the day soon passes and the hour for returning hastens on, for a few hours is not very long to see a place so appealing as Le Touquet. Some of us will riot quickly forget the meaning of " Sens Unique ".

Money soon became scarce, except with one or two of our wise young people. The French system of tipping mast have cut large holes in some of our pockets. The American Bar was also one of our luxuries.

A climax was reached when on the eve of our departure, amidst the usual excitement and bedroom feasts, the whole hotel was plunged into darkness. After breakfasting heartily on Wednesday morning, the 9th, we left Wimereux at 10 a.m., and caught the Isle of Thanet from Boulogne. It was a glorious day and we could not have had a better crossing, for we needed it in compensation for the other. Coming home again by the Boat Train to Victoria, we again crossed London, seeing many of the famous buildings in " splints". At 4.55 p.m., the Yorkshireman pulled out of St. Pancras, carrying a very cheery crowd of returning Yorkshiremen from France. We had all got to know one another better during our stay in France. Our French had greatly improved, and no one this time had walked along the spouting, six stories above the road, to recover a lost franc. The holiday ended when the train deposited us promptly at 8.2 p.m. Many people who met as, remarked how very much cheerier we all seemed. Well, we had been some 300 miles from K.E.S., for 10 days, and we all had appreciated the space between that building and Wimereux.

We all would like to take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation of Mr. Green's untiring efforts to make the holiday the success that it was, and our deepest regret for his present state of ill-health.

P. D. N.
A. G. H.
D. W. B.



BECOMING more adventurous, a few members of the Troop decided to seek fresh fields of activity by camping in Scotland this summer. Some excellent camp sites were discovered, and it is hoped that next year the whole Troop may visit there. In the latter half of August the whole Troop again spent an enjoyable fortnight's camping at Sawdon. The weather was favourable and good work was done in badge-passing, and especially hiking ; the Camping Trophy was won by the Pigeons. The number of campers in the Troop has increased considerably, and an examination of statistics reveals that 76 per cent. of the Troop camped at Sawdon, and that 90 per cent. camped at some time during the year. Week­end camping, however, has been very disappointing, probably because it cannot maintain itself against the attack of compulsory cricket and homework.

We came back this term to find that Troop "A" was to be divided into House sections, Wentworth temporarily combining with Clumber, owing to lack of numbers and a leader ; this, however, we hope will soon be overcome. Recruiting has been particularly keen this term and already we have nineteen to swell our ranks ; in consequence of this it is proposed to form three new patrols. We congratulate the following on being made Patrol Leaders A. G. Vickers, R. Holmes, A. White, G. Wood, and J. H. Wilkinson.

On October 14th we were very fortunate in receiving a visit from Hubert Martin, the International Commissioner, who had come to Sheffield for the Scout Association Dinner. He was shown the Hut, the Crypt and the Rover Den, and at noon gave a ten minute recruiting address to the second and third forms.

This year both Troops combined to present a very successful Scout Night, when the 1933 film, taken at Sawdon by Pickersgill, was shown. Other items included rope-spinning, a presentation of lantern slides by Mr. Gaskin, and singing.

In conclusion we take this opportunity of congratulating those scouts who gained Life Saving Awards ; they are the first in the Troop to gain them, and we hope they will not be the last.

J. K. W.


IT was with deepest regret that we heard of the death, on November 10th, of H. G. Bailey, a member of the Troop since its inception, and a most enthusiastic Scout. A wreath subscribed by the Troop and the presence of the Golden Plover Patrol at the funeral gave but a poor expression of the Troop's sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. Bailey in their bereavement.

A Summer Camp, blessed with fine weather, was held at Glen Isle and New Galloway. Boating and swimming were enjoyed to the full. We were fortunate enough to have with us M. Chailley, a well-known figure in French scouting, and temperaments so different as John Coates and " Blossom " Bloom. The Headmaster paid a surprise visit and distributed largess in a much appreciated form - in ginger beer.

We are fortunate enough to be able to welcome Mr. Prins, Mr. J. Smith and Mr. Thomas as A/S/M's, and have no doubt that an increase in the number of officers will mean an increase in the efficiency of the Troop. Five new P/L's. have been appointed - Schofield, Wood, Wragg, Carlisle and Lee, and with so young a Court of Honour much of its work falls on Boswell's broad shoulders. Flint continues to put in an incredible amount of work, whilst floppy is always on the spot when he is most needed-as on Armistice Sunday.

Thanks to the enthusiasm of a number of moderate swimmers and to Taylor, we won the Troop Swimming Cup competed for by all Sheffield. Nor must I neglect to congratulate Bishop on his Bushman's Thong, an award only gained three times in the history of the Troop.

The Armistice Sunday Parade saw an excellent turn-out, and even if the weather were cold and the sermon inaudible (a tradition carefully observed), the 167th " B " at least led the singing.

C. A. P.



Mr. Savage is now taking a full part in the troop work, but Mr. Gaskin continues to look after our section in the absence of an A. S. M. We deeply regret the loss of H. G. Bailey, one of our best scouts. This term several recruits have been invested and two patrol leaders also, Wragg and Carlisle. Work for proficiency badges and first and second class tests is in full swing.



The team's record of ten successive victories is a fine one, and calls for some comment. It has been achieved mainly by playing to an agreed plan ; by a fine team spirit in which unselfishness on the part of all members of the side has been most marked ; and by complete physical fitness. It is notable that among many hollow victories, on the few occasions when the defence has had to fight every inch of the way, it has responded magnificently. Finally, I cannot pay too high a tribute to the example and leadership of the captain, Pearson.

E. G. S.

SCHOOL 1st XI RECORD to Dec. 2nd .
















SCORERS.-Gray, R., 31 ; Pearson, 20; Hart, 13; Hawkswell, 10; Gray, W. S., 6 ; Fulford, 2 ; Howe, Walton, Smith, 1 each.


On Wednesday, 27th September, at Whiteley Woods the 1st XI began this season's splendid run of victories. The teams were :­

School.-Tuchschmid ; Sivil, Fisher ; Howe, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Pearson, Hawkswell, Gray, R., Gray, W. S.

Mr ' Saville's XI.-Anderson; Wall, Davies ; Ronksley, Watt-Smith, Williams, J. ; Mr. Smith, Tufft, Shortland, Smith, D. S. B., Mr. Saville.

Mr. Carter refereed.

Pearson won the toss, and Shortland kicked off towards the brook. The school were soon in the picture with an early goal. The visitors conceded a corner on the left, and from Gray's flag-kick Hawkswell nodded in. But the opposing side rapidly recovered, and their centre-half caused 'anxiety with a long drive. By this time Ronksley and Wall had changed places. The school attacked again, and were unlucky not to score when Pearson drew his man and shot. Watt-Smith again manoeuvred into a shooting position and tested the school 'keeper with a hard drive; Tuchschmid saved, but was unable to hold the ball. However he recovered confidently and continued t) play a very sound game. Smith, D. had a great chance in front of goal, but he drove over. Burgan subsequently put across a dropping shot, which Anderson managed to smother. Despite the greasy surface and a steady drizzle excellent football was being played-" burly football without the grills". The visiting forwards were working very hard, but the School defence gave them no rope, though at one time Mr. Saville all but scored with a shot across the goal mouth. Fisher in particular was playing brilliantly. The wing-halves were following up well, and on one occasion Howe's shot very nearly beat Anderson, who was only just able to turn the ball for a corner.

A brilliant effort by Tufft was frustrated by Tuchschmid's full-length dive ; the game continued fast and furious. Pearson was again very unlucky when he hit the upright with a cross-drive. At half-time the score was still 1-0 in the School's favour.

Early in the second half Gray, R., very nearly increased school's lead with a fast drive. Following a foul taken by Wall, Tuchschmid put the ball over the bar in magnificent style. A few minutes later Smith, D., wriggled his way through the school defence and equalised with a hard shot into the top of the net. Sivil meanwhile was quite equal to the task laid upon him, one of his clearances when Tufft was going through being particularly praiseworthy. The game was packed with thrills. First Tufft tested Tuchschmid with a stinger, then Burgan sent across a pile-driver for Anderson to stop. Un­doubtedly the finest unsuccessful shooting effort of the match was when Pearson went through on the right and grazed the cross-bar. The School's vigorous efforts were 'rewarded when Gray, W. S., beat Ronksley, ran on, and centred for Pearson to meet the ball in the air and score with an unstopp­able first-time drive. Mr. Saville's XI put on pressure, but the School would not yield an inch, though Tufft and Mr. Smith made frequent speculative shots. The tackling of Settle and Walton was commendably hard, whilst Howe used his head (literally and metaphorically) to good effect. The whistle went with the School creating history (recent history at least)-worthy victors of a hard-fought game by 2 goals to 1. For the visitors the half-backs had played brilliantly, whilst in the school side, Sivil, Tuchschmid, Fisher and Pearson were outstanding.

Result-School, 2 ; Mr. Saville's XI, 1. Scorers-Hawkswell, Pearson.


Played at Rotherham, Saturday October 13th, a windless day. Pearson won the toss, and Rotherham kicked off. The school started off well, swinging the ball well from wing to wing. But although playing the better football their efforts went unrewarded for a long time. Then just after 25 minutes play Hawkswell took the ball past the goal-keeper but mis-kicked, Hart however running up to tap the ball into the net. This inspired the school who attacked strongly, both wing men sending in some good centres. Then, about 3 minutes before half-time, the school forced a corner and Gray, S. sent in a fine corner, which Hart headed past the goal-keeper.

Half-time : R.G.S., 0 ; K.E.S., 2.

The School kicked off after the interval and immediately swept down on the Rotherham goal, which had two very narrow shaves. The School were now the better side, Rotherham only managing to break away occasionally, and when they did the School backs cleared so well that Tuchschmid was very rarely called upon to save. Then Pearson scored two goals in quick succession, his second was a magnificent shot, being from a very difficult angle. Then Hart receiving a pass from Gray, S. scored a fifth goal for the School. After this the School forwards pressed very hard indeed, and just before time Hawkswell scored for the School its sixth and last goal.

Result.-R.G.S., 0 ; K.E.S., 6.

Team.-Tuchschmid ; Sivil, Fisher ; Settle, Dawtry, Walton ; Burgan, Pearson, Hawkswell, Hart, Gray, S.

Scorers.-Hart, 3 ; Pearson, 2 ; Hawkswell, 1.


Played at Derby, Saturday October 28th.

The School kicked off well, and within 20 minutes Gray, R. had got his hat-'trick. His first goal he headed into the net from a centre from his brother, and his other two were fine shots. Then the School bottled up the Derby team in their own half, Settle playing magnificently and Howe in spite of the fact that he got his mouth badly kicked, playing very pluckily Hart then headed in a goal from a centre from one of Burgan's corners, and a little later Gray, R. scored his fourth and the School's fifth goal. Then Pearson got two goals from long distance shots just before half-time.

Half-time : Derby, 0 ; K.E.S., 7.

A minute after the start of the second-half, Pearson scored again, he also getting his hat-trick. Shortly after this Pearson and Hart both scored again. Then, with the score at 10-0, the game slowed down considerably for about a quarter of an hour. Then 7 goals came in 10 minutes. Gray, R. got the first by barging the goal-keeper and one of the backs into the net, inspired by this Gray got four more goals and Hart one. Then just before time Pearson scored again.

Result-.Derby, 0 ; K.E.S , 18.

Team.-Tuchschmid ; Sivil, Fisher ; Howe, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Hart, Gray, R., Pearson, Gray, S.

Scorers.-Gray, R., 10 ; Pearson, 5 ; Hart, 3.


Played at High Storrs on Saturday, November 4th.

The Central won the toss and elected to kick with the strong icy wind which was blowing down the pitch. They immediately attacked very strongly, and struck the cross-bar twice with bewildering rapidity, while Tuchschmid with a very good save turned the next shot round the upright. The School got the ball away from their goal-mouth, and Gray, S. took the ball up the wing and centred, from which Pearson headed a goal. The School continued to press strongly, and a little later, during a scrimmage in front of the Central goal-mouth, Gray. R. headed the ball into the net. Next Hawkswell, not to be outdone by the other forwards, got two goals, his second a fine head. Even this did not dismay Central, however, and they broke away and their centre-forward scored with a hard shot. Then just before half-time Gray, R. scored with a well placed shot.

Half-time : Central, 1 ; K.E.S., 5.

The School rekicked-off after half-time and almost immediately Hawkswell got a goal, which was shortly followed by one from Pearson. Then the Central rather evened the game out, their defence,, especially their rather small centre-half, playing very well. Their weak point however was their forward line, which on receiving the ball never seemed to make any headway. So it was not long before Gray, R. scored his third and the School's eighth goal. After this the School played very good football, especially on the top-wing, although Burgan on the bottom was rather starved. Pearson got the next two goals, his second from a penalty, which was a fine goal, although the goal-keeper made a very plucky attempt to save it. Gray, R. then got a goal, which was shortly followed, by a much earned goal by the Central centre-forward, who was trying hard to open out the game. However this seemed only a flash in the pan for the School pressed to the attack straight away. Gray, R. rushed the goal-keeper who spun round, and the referee awarded a goal. Then with only a minute to go the ball rolled out of a scrimmage in front of the Central goal-mouth, and Walton running up crashed it into the net.

Result.-Central, 2 ; K.E.S., 13.

Team. -Tuchschmid '; Sivil, Fisher ; Howe, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Hawkswell, Gray, R., Pearson and. Gray, S.

Scorers.-Gray, R., 5, Pearson 4, Hawkswell 3, Walton 1.


Played at Repton on Saturday, November 11th.

From the kick-off the school pressed immediately, and if the shooting of the school forwards had not been quite so wild the school would soon have been ahead. Repton soon found their feet however, and it was only the first-time kicking of the backs that saved the school goal whenever Repton broke away. Then following a centre from Gray, S., there was, a melee in front of the Repton goal, out of which Hart managed to guide the ball into the corner of the net, half an hour after the beginning of the game. This spurred on the Repton team who became very dangerous, and just before half-time they scored an equalising goal.

Half-time : Repton 1, K.E.S. 1.

The first twenty minutes of the second half was a ding-dong battle, neither side making much headway. Then Hart with a fine header converted Burgan's centre into a goal. Repton again attacked fiercely, Tuchschmid being called upon to clear hastily once or twice, and once when a cross shot from their left wing had Tuchschmid well beaten, Fisher, who was playing remarkably well, cleared on the goal-line. This woke up the school, and the half-backs played magnificently, while the whole team's passing was very good. Then with a fine drive, from a fair distance out, Pearson put the school still further in the lead. During the few remaining minutes the school over played Repton but failed to score again although the Repton goal had several close shaves.     +

Result.-Repton 1, K.E.S. 3.

Team. -Tuchschmid; Sivil, Fisher ; Hawkswell, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Pearson, Gray, R., Hart, Gray, S.


Played at Whiteley Woods, on Wednesday, 15th November,

Bootham lost the toss and had to kick towards the brook. Gray, R., soon scored, and Gray, S., cut in to give the School their second goal. Then Bootham determined to equalise, got a goal, but Gray, R., put the School still farther ahead. But Bootham, rather startlingly, rushed two goals through the School's defence. This did not perturb the School at all however, for almost immediately Gray, S., scored again. Hart was the next to score, shortly followed by two more goals from Gray, R., Then just before half­time Pearson and Gray, R., scored again.

Half-time : K.E.S., 9 ; Bootham, 3.

After the interval Hart soon scored again, followed by goals from Gray, R., and Gray, S. Then followed a lapse in which Bootham forced another goal. This, however, was but a flash in the pan. For Gray, R., got another, which was followed by a goal from a fine shot from Pearson. Gray. R., put two more goals to the Schools' score before time.

Result.-K.E.S., 16; Bootham, 4.

Team.-Tuchschmid ;' Fisher, Sivil ;        Hawkswell, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Pearson, Gray, R., Hart, Gray, S..

Scorers. --Gray, R., 9 ; Gray, S., 3 ; Hart, 2 ; Pearson, 2.


Played at Chesterfield, on Saturday, November 18th.

The School lost the toss, and had to start kicking uphill, and although they attacked strongly they made no impression on the Chesterfield defence. Then after a ding-dong battle, lasting for half-an hour, Chesterfield scored a goal. This did not seem very serious, but almost immediately they scored two more, with startling rapidity. This dazed the School, but just before half-time they got a goal through Hart. Even this however seemed but a flash in the pan, for straight away Chesterfield scored another.

Half-time : K.E.S., 1 ; Chesterfield, 4.

The School started off in a very determined manner, and after about twenty minutes play Hawkswell scored with a fine drop shot, this inspired the School, and soon after Gray, R scored, with a fairly long distance shot. At this time it seemed as if the School would turn the tables and make the probable defeat into a win. But although they pressed hard, no goal resulted. Then about ten minutes before the final whistle, Hawkswell took the ball down the field, passed two men and shot, but unluckily, the ball cannoned off one of the Chesterfield backs. Hawkswell recaptured the ball again, and half turning, shot at the goal. The shot took the goal-keeper completely by surprise. The School then, absolutely bombarded the Chesterfield goal, their defence con­tinually clearing into touch. Then three minutes before time, Pearson received a pass from Gray, R., and sent in a magnificent, first-time drive, which had the goal-keeper hopelessly beaten.

Result.-K.E.S., 5 ; Chesterfield, 4.

Team.--Tuchschmid ;    Sivil, Fisher.; Hawkswell, Settle, Walton ; Burgan, Pearson, Gray, R., Hart, Gray, S.


Played at Whiteley Woods, on Saturday, November 25th.

Pearson lost the toss and the School had to kick towards the brook. But this did not hinder them from having the game well in hand, and Gray, R., soon scored. Soon afterwards the School forwards again swept up the field, and from a pass from Smith, J. E., Gray, R. slipped the ball past the goal­keeper. The School's third goal was scored again by Gray, R., but this time the pass came from Pearson. By this time the School were easily the best team, and it was not long before Gray, R., got another goal, this time from a corner from his brother. The next goal was a very good one, Gray, S. swung the ball across to the opposite wing, and Smith, J. E., cut in and scored with a lovely cross shot. Then just before half-time Hart and Gray, R. Scored again.

Half-time : K.E.S., 7 ; Sheffield Club, 0.

The School continued to attack strongly and Gray, R. got another two goals and then scoring slowed down, the Club commenced to attack and their right wing slipped past the backs, cut right in, and fired point blank. Coulton made a desperate and plucky attempt to stop the shot, but he only managed to deflect it, and the ball struck the upright, and entered the net. But except for this break away, the School's defence remained firm, and it was not long before the School got another goal, this time from Gray, S., who cut in and sent in a cross shot. Gray, R. then scored another, from a corner from Smith, and soon after, Hart got another with a long distance shot. Then just as he was about to shoot, Gray, R. was fouled on the goal-line nearly, and Pearson with apparent ease, converted the penalty into a goal. Just before time Gray, R., scored again, for the School.

Result.-K.E.S., 13; Sheffield Club, 1.

Team-Coulton ; Sivil, Fisher ; Hawkswell, Settle, Walton ; Smith, Pearson, Gray, R., Hart, Gray, S.


Played at Whiteley Woods, on December 2nd.

The School kicked away from the brook, and from the very start the game was a ding-dong battle. At first neither side made much headway, but half-way through the first half, Hart gave Gray, S. a pass, Gray, S. took the ball right along the wing and centred right across the front of the Falcons goal mouth, Fulford finding no difficulty in driving the ball into the net. The School continued pressing until the end of the first half, but no goal re­sulted.

Half-time : K.E.S., 1 ; Falcons, 0.

After the interval the Falcons began to press immediately, and caught the School's defence off its balance, for two goals were scored against them, with alarming rapidity. But the School, nothing daunted, set about, to re­cover the ground they had lost. Then half an hour after the interval Pearson who was playing a fine game at right-half took the ball up the field, and shot from about 30 yards out. The ball flashed past the goal-keeper, who never even saw it. The School renewed their efforts, helped by howls of encouragement from the touch line. Then following some hard work by Settle and Walton, the forwards got going again, Gray, R. nearly scoring twice Then very near the end of play, Fulford, with a very well placed shot, beat the goal-keeper again, and so put the School ahead. The School held on to this lead with grim determination, the defence playing extremely well.

Result.-K.E.S., 3 ; Falcons, 2.

Team-Coulton ; Sivil, Fisher ; Pearson, Settle, Walton ; Smith, Fulford,. Gray, R., Hart, Gray, S.


On Saturday, 4th November, at Whiteley Woods, in ideal weather. The team, which had already defeated Rotherham Grammar School by 6 goals to 5, and Nether Edge Secondary School by 5 goals to 2, might well feel confident.

Team.-Coulton ; Thorpe, Pogson ; Burley, Dawtry (captain), Boler 'Smith, Hart, Youens, Thirkill, Nagle.

Dawtry lost the toss and the Central captain chose to defend the Brook goal. Hart quickly opened the scoring with a lob over from the right. The school kept up the pressure, and a hot shot by Youens forced a corner. Nagle subsequently made a good effort, but his shot was a little too high. Then Thirkill ran through and netted. Shortly after Youens rattled the post, whilst Burley was prominent with a long, speculative drive. Youens further increased the lead by lashing the ball into the goal through a crowd of players. The Central inside-left burst through the School defence and beat Coulton with an oblique shot. The School broke away again, and Boler's shot all but found its billet. During the next few minutes the School defence underwent a gruelling test but it emerged with colours flying. However a Central forward again made for goal, and though his shot was stopped by Coulton, he registered on the second attempt. The School rallied strongly and Thirkill made several good scoring efforts. There was a thrill when Coulton just managed to clear at the foot of the post. The School put on pressure, both Dawtry and Nagle being unlucky not to score.

In the second half the School rapidly asserted their superiority. Boler shot hard, and the visiting goalkeeper was so disconcerted that Hart had no difficulty in running the ball into the net. Thirkill and Youens went through together, and the latter put on the fifth. At one time there were as many as five men defending the Central 'keeper from Youens' determined rushes. The sixth and last goal fell to Thirkill, the goalkeeper failing to hold what was not a very fierce shot. The game had been hard fought, but clean, the tackling of the backs being particularly praiseworthy.

Result-School 2nd, 6 ; C. S. S. 2nd, 2.

Scorers-Hart (2), Youens (2), Thirkill (2).


On Saturday, 11th November, at Whiteley Woods.

Team. - Coulton ; Dobson, Pogson ; Burley, Dawtry, Boler ; Smith Thirkill, Youens, Fulford, Nagle.

The visitors won the toss and the School kicked off towards the Brook goal. The School attacked strongly, and Smith, Fulford, Thirkill and Boler all made shooting attempts. On the whole the visitors were lucky to take the lead when one of their men sent in a hard ground shot over which Coulton fell too late. The School rallied strongly and Youens drive shook the cross-bar. The School forced corner after corner, and the pressure was only relieved by the whistle for half-time.

Play was much faster in the second half, and Fulford very nearly beat the opposing custodian. Youens, who had gone inside-left, went back to tackle, and pushed the ball to Smith, from whose centre Fulford headed the equaliser. There followed a series of corners on the right wing, all of which were very accurately placed by Smith. Eventually, as the end of the game was drawing near, Youens gained possession of the ball and ploughed his way through all opposition to score a dramatic goal which gave the School the lead. A few minutes later Fulford walked a third goal through, and shortly after Thirkill hit the side rigging. The defence, in particular Dobson, played a sterling game, whilst the half-backs gave ample support to the forwards.

Result-School 2nd XI, 3 ; Firth Park 2nd XI, 1. Scorers-Fulford (2), Youens.


Wednesday, 15th November, at York. The ground was very heavy, and rain continued to fall during the game.

Team-Coulton ; Thorpe, Pogson ; Burley, Dawtry, Boler; Smith, Thirkill, Fulford, Bedford, Nagle.

The home side won the toss, though the choice of direction gave them little advantage. Straight from the kick-off the School took the lead. Fulford ran through, and put the ball out of the goalkeeper's reach into the corner of the net. A few minutes later he was unlucky when his header hit the bar. Then Smith broke away and shot. The 'keeper saved, but he was charged by Bedford, who hustled the ball into the net. Bedford also it was who put on the third goal. When a Bootham forward shot, the ball stuck in the mud in the goal-mouth ; Coulton calmly retrieved the ball and cleared. From Smith's centre Fulford put on a fourth goal with the last kick of the first half.

Early in the second half Nagle beat his man, cut in, and further increased the score with a good shot. Smith' was brought down whilst going though and the School were awarded a penalty ; Fulford however failed to convert. From Nagle's flag-kick the ball came out to Dawtry, who scored the last goal with his shot from the edge of the penalty area. Once again the steady defence had made such a fine victory possible.

Result-School 2nd XI, 6 ; Bootham 2nd XI, 0. Scorers-Fulford (2), Bedford (2), Nagle, Dawtry.


Saturday, 18th September, at Whiteley Woods. Owing to the recent heavy rain the game had to be played on the 2nd XI pitch, and the time had to be cut down to 35 minutes each way on account of the fog.

Team-Coulton ; Thorpe, Pogson ; Burley, Dawtry, Boler ; Smith, Thirkill, Fulford, Bedford, Nagle.

Dawtry won the toss and set the School to attack the Brook goal. Early in the game a dropping shot of Bedford's harassed the visitors goalkeeper. Pressure on the School right wing forced a corner, and from Smith's kick Fulford headed in. The School played hard ; and Nagle and Thirkill were both just a little too high with their shots.

Thirkill consolidated the Schools lead with a solo effort, whilst from Nagle's pass he scooped in a third goal. Smith ran round the back when tackled his shot was stopped, but he made no mistake about the second time. Largely owing to the rock-like school defence, especially Thorpe and Burley, the 2nd XI was, like the 1st, still an undefeated side when it left the field,

Result-School 2nd XI, 4 ; Chesterfield 2nd XI, 0. Scorers-Fulford, Thirkill (2), Smith.




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Walton, J. K.






Tuchschmid, J. W.






Fisher, M. E. T.






Nicholas, J. F.






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Total scores of School

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Oxford Letter.

25th November, 1933.

Dear Mr. Editor,

Mercury travelling on a Sunbeam has carried the good news to Oxford, stopping only at Burton on the way : the Repton match has been won. It has long been a gibe that­
" Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa Oxoni,"
-but the present case is an exception : in addition, there are rumours, over a teapot in New College or a pint jug in Jesus, that another volume has been added to that saga which any enterprising annalist could write round the School's musical development. But, while we can congratulate the School, I doubt if any of the School, at any rate that section which reads, for edification and other purposes, the " New Statesman," will want to hear the word " Oxford " ; but, let me hasten to say, whatever Lady Houston and the proctors may think of us, the free speech of the ".Seventh " club has not been curtailed ; we are still free to say what we like about Mr.----.

Our annual dinner, held last Wednesday, was a great success, in spite of St. John's somewhat macabre taste in claret ; four visitors came over from Cambridge in a mood of proper humility ; Mason made one of his excellent jokes : Ronksley was seen to smile : Evans discoursed discursively over his wide repertoire Appleby enjoyed himself in the distance and in the still greater distance sat the Great Men, competently controlled by President Laughton. The only saddening element was the apparition of " blanchailles "-a word admirably calculated to bring to most of us visions of minute scraps of paper and still minuter totals of marks.

But, lest the School, and even yourself, Mr. Editor, should die of dazzlement if I prolong the picture-let us escape to our mundane moments : Camm has sent bayonets to join spotted ties in the Chamber of Horrors and leads New College pacifists ; whereas one has the uncomfortable feeling that no one can work these days as hard as Tasker does without being a poison gas inventor ; con­solingly, however, our other chemist, Evans, could never be accused of inventing anything except excuses for his tutor ; Harrison, one can see, and sometimes, if the wind blows aright, hear, anytime on the river, or maybe, a weary and unsatisfied pilgrim after truth, in the Gallery of the Union. Cook is a seldom-seen figure, having attained, like Arnold, the dignity of lodgings. Vallans will argue you into speechlessness somewhere about 3 a.m. (if you have not mutually referred the matter to the Higher Arbitrament), and spends his afternoons rowing ; Wigfull rests from the Higher Mathematic and " The Times " by juggling with Rover Crew accounts ; Williams shows a fine missionary spirit in his frequent visits to a certain Fenland seminary ; the rest of us, like Mr. Baldwin-" just keep plugging along," and avoiding our creditors.

Yours sincerely,

Sheffield University Letter.

The University.
Western Bank.
16th November, 1933.

Dear Mr. Editor,

An account of the activities of O.Es. at the University is becom­ing increasingly difficult, partly owing to the increased numbers of boys from School coming up here and partly owing to the fact that I have now been left School 42 years, and do not know many of the O.E. freshers. For the benefit of future Old Edwardian University Representatives, I strongly recommend people coming up to Sheffield to wear the O.E. tie and not to wait for formal introduction to O.Es. of other years before looking at them, even if they were Prefects at School.

Old Edwardians are still taking an active part in the life of Western Bank and St. George's Square. McKay is a Vice-President of the Student's Union. Tilbrook and Davies are also members ; last year Tilbrook was very enthusiastic in his duties as Secretary of the Swimming club. Taylor, Williams, Davies and Anderson played cricket regularly and many O.Es. play Rugger enthusiastically if not too well. Whitman has had several games with the 1st XV this year and I believe that Donnison is a sound hooker. Cumming is playing with the Hockey XI and he, with Guest and Lloyd, is to be seen running about with a mask and foils. Hill has maintained the promise in Athletics he showed at School ; he obtained the Victor Ludorum in the last University Sports for his performance in the 3 miles, and he now seems to spend his time either trying to find somebody to lay the trail for the Harriers club, or with Linacre, producing weird sounds from saxophones.

As for myself, I still try and stagger 100 yards ; on special occasions I manage 220, but with increasing age these occasions are becoming fewer. The rest of my time is taken by counting the days to the next examination, or by trying to persuade people to come to the Medical Society meetings. Incidentally there are three O.Es. on the Medical Society Committee.

I apologise, Mr. Editor, for rambling on in this fashion, but I hope that this cancels out with letters about which I completely forgot until the appearance of the MAGAZINE in which they should have been.

Before closing I wish to congratulate the Soccer team on their amazing run of victories and I wish the School best of luck.

Yours sincerely,


The Modern Language Library.

" La Bruyere "-Paul Morillot.

It is a pity that the French seem unable to present their books in other than the most dismal editions imaginable. Bad print, poor paper, and flimsy binding scare away those who would otherwise find considerable delight in French literature. La Bruyere by Morillot is an example of this. 'Is interesting book shows none of its good qualities in its appearance. In fact, it is quite insignificant. But Morillot has made a masterly study of one of the most mysterious Frenchmen who have ever lived. " Mysterious " because very little of La Bruyere's life is known. The man who wrote " Les Caracteres " has left us no solid traces of his life. He was a government official in Caen, he became tutor to the Condes children in whose household he lived until he died, a disappointed man ; but apart from his essays and reflections on his century he has left us no record of himself, Morillot has. tried, and indeed has given us as complete an account of La Bruyere and his writings as is possible. He gives us a picture of the silent philosopher moving among court society in the reign of Louis XIV and observing it with an aloof and critical eye. Unable to take part in the game, La Bruyere must turn spectator. Certainly his comments are most interesting, and live to this day because he has not only painted society, but mankind. He was a philosopher before he was a critic. For those who enjoy La Bruyere's remarks on the world around him, Morillot's monograph is worth reading, because, not only does it strengthen our acquaintance with the philosopher, but it elucidates many obscure points in his life and thought. Those of analytic mind on with scholarships in view will be pleased to find that Morillot with characteristic French predilection for orderliness has carefully planned his chapters and sub-sections so that they are simple and easy to remember.


House Notes.


The House indeed suffered a great blow through the loss of Memmott, under whose able leadership we enjoyed a period of undoubted success. Then the loss of Smith, A. H., and Hanson, on his day perhaps the best fast bowler the House has had for many years, was an additional blow. To these three stalwarts we wish the best of luck in their future careers. As was to be expected the first eleven has proved rather weak, neverthe­less although the team has lost its first three matches, there are some signs of improvement, and we are not without hopes of bringing off some victories in the near future. Congratulations are due to Thompson for some sound displays, and Kent and Richardson have at times played well. The House Notes would not be complete without some reference to the magnificent finish of last cricket season, when Clumber and Lynwood were soundly beaten. Against Clumber the opening pair put on 56 for the first wicket, a thing that has not happened for many years and Hanson ran through the powerful batting sides of Clumber and Lynwood. Nothing has yet been decided about a House Social, but it may be possible to arrange something in conjunction with Welbeck next term.


Although Christmas is near, cricket must have the first mention in these notes. The House did far better than was expected, with a record of four wins and three defeats, and third place in the table. The credit for,. this must go largely to the four school players, two of whom--Slack and Nicholas-we have now lost, but there are some promising young players who should help the house to a high position next year. Despite the depletion of the football team by the leaving of several members, we have won three points from three matches. Our defeat by Haddon was not unexpected and the draw with Lynwood was a good effort. The team owes a lot to Fisher's captaincy, and all hope to see him back again after Christmas.


The House has lost an excellent supporter in P. Freeman, who entered the Sheffield University this session. Freeman was appointed Fives Captain last year and so improved the standard of Fives in the House that Clumber was placed second in the Senior Competition and fourth in the junior. Dobson is taking over the duties of House Fives Captain, and it is hoped that he will receive great support from the House. The football season has begun well, as neither our 2nd XI nor 3rd XI have been beaten so far, and our 1st XI after beginning the season very well, easily beating Sherwood and Wentworth, lost heavily to Welbeck Clumber now has three Scout Patrols to its credit. They are the Bulls, P/L Balbirnie ; The Stags, P/L I. R. Scutt ; The Hawks, P/L Peace. The Scoutmaster of the three patrols is Mr. R. G. Exton, assisted by J. Colquhoun. At the House meeting at the beginning of term F. Hart was re-elected House Football Captain, with J. K. Walton as vice captain. The annual Social is to take place on December 15th, and this time Wentworth are joining in with us, so that we are looking forward to another successful Social.


The triumph which has marked Haddon's activities this term has been marked by a grave tragedy. H. G. Bailey, a member of the House for the past six years, died on Friday, November 10th, at Lodge Moor. He played cricket and football, was an enthusiastic Scout, and excelled as a long-distance runner ; the House will not forget his splendid performance last March, without which the Cross-Country Cup could never have been won. We take this opportunity of extending our sincere sympathy to Bailey's parents.

W. H. Fletcher and R H. James are carrying on Haddon's high academic traditions. Not only did they gain the only State and Town Trust Scholarships awarded to the School on this year's Higher Certificate Examination, but they were respectively first and second in England in that examination. The House has every reason to be proud of this double achievement.

Football, in spite of injuries and illness, has been a continual run of success The First Eleven, which includes seven members of the two School teams, seems already assured of the Cup ; in its first four matches it has beaten Welbeck, Chatsworth, Sherwood and Wentworth, scoring fifty-six goals against two. Though the outstanding play of Sivil at full-back, of Howe at half-back, and of the brothers Gray on the forward line cannot be exaggerated, the favourable scores have been the result of unselfish team work, rather than individual brilliance ; if that spirit persists, there is no reason why the pleasing score of 26-0 against Wentworth should not be repeated before the end of the season. The same team work is visible in the Second and Third Elevens, both of which stand at the top of their tables. The Second, whose goal average is forty-one against one, are fortunate in possessing a brilliant, youthful forward-line, and the Third, who have registered impressive victories of 10-0 and 11-1 over Sherwood and Wentworth, have revealed talent which should preserve Haddon's soccer superiority for many years to come.


None regrets more than Lynwood the departure of Mr. S. T. Reyner during the three years he has been Assistant-Housemaster he has done much to forward the interests of the House, and it is largely due to his encouragement and coaching that Lynwood's unparalleled successes are due. We wish) him the best of luck in his new school.

Fortunately we are able to welcome as his successor Mr. Glister, an enthusiastic and all-round sportsman, who has already proved himself an able Housemaster.

This summer, also, we have suffered the loss of three of our stalwarts Vincent, the prince of House centre-halves and Victor Ludorum, is now at Trinity, Cambridge ; Shortland, a second Cavanagh in the fives-court, an excellent footballer, an all-round cricketer, and no mean runner, has left for Denmark ; equally sore is the loss of Wragg, dependableness itself, whether on the football field, in the water, on the stage, or as No. 11 of a team only too often desperately in need of runs.

Congratulations to Pearson on his appointment as Prefect and Captain of Football, and to Brown who is proving an excellent Head of the School.

The Soccer teams, if weaker than last year's, have upset more than one opponent and Lynwood is at least prepared to show the School that she can take, as well as inflict, a thrashing.

The House Social will be held on December 15th : I have no doubt that every member of the House will attend and enjoy an excellent evening's entertainment.


The House has nothing to be proud of. The loss of many valuable members has not only weakened its strength, but, seemingly, its morale. If Sherwood is to regain any of its former glory, the younger members must seriously support the House on the touchline, and in all its activities. Whether Sherwood is to retain its dramatic laurels depends on the success of the House Social which will be held either this term or next.

In Football the House has not been as successful as it might have been. But although the First Eleven have lost three of their matches so far, they gained a hopeful victory over Arundel, and there are prospects of beating Chatsworth and Wentworth after Christmas.

We must also congratulate Senior on getting a place in the School Fives Team.


Two very valuable members of the house, Tingle and Ronksley, left at the end of last term and we wish them the very best of luck in their new ventures.

This term Settle was appointed Captain of Football and is our only member in the School 1st XI. The house 1st XI has lost two and won one match, and the forwards must learn to play with the rest of the team and not to hold the ball too long.

The 2nd and 3rd XI's have not been doing too well and they must realise that the football field is not a conversazione.

We would like to see more members of the house in the Scouts. This applies more especially to those who do not play games, for it is one way in which they can serve the house.

A house meeting was held on November 16th, and it was decided to hold a house social, which would be run on different lines from those of previous years, taking the form of games in the gym.


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