King Edward VII School Magazine.

[No. 1.


Hon. Sec.


Editorial 1 The Inter-School Debate 22
School Notes 2 Where Wiser Men Meet 26
The Head    3 Football      27
Obituary             4 Junior School Football 35
Evening Strains 8 Swimming and Water Polo 36
School Chapel Service 9 Scientific Society 37
Swiss Stroll  10 Orchestra Notes 39
Sark Camp, 1938                           12 The Choir 39
Visit to Hadrian's Wall 13 The Library 40
The Bank XI         16 The Tuesday Club 41
Patriotic Considerations 19 The Gramophone Club 41
Surrey Street Muses   20 Old Edwardians 41
Lines to a Schoolmaster 21 House Notes 43
Sophocles's " Trachiniae" at Manchester 22 Notices  45
    Crossword Puzzle 46


THE approaching end of the Michaelmas term is heralded by the frenzied efforts of the Choir and the Orchestra, the stormy sessions of Social-committees, and the eager anticipation of the end-of-term festivities. It is indeed fortunate that freedom from examinations allows us to indulge ourselves to the full in such festive orgies as the " Shout ".

The School was by no means exempt from the universal dismay manifested at the prospect of war. During the dark days of the crisis boys no longer ran with gleeful faces through the corridors, but were strangely subdued, and changed their merriment for grave-eyed consternation. A. R. P, materials were beginning to be piled around the school, and the Scouts were dutifully engaged in distributing pamphlets to householders in the surrounding district.

Happily none of these things were needed, and we may now reasonably look forward to a Christmas of peace, if not of goodwill. We who are young and will tomorrow be the masters of our fate, must begin even now to shoulder our responsibilities by making ourselves fully acquainted with world problems, so that, when our time comes, we may devise saner solutions than those attempted by the modern world.

School Notes

CONGRATULATIONS to P. J. Wheatley on being appointed Head of the School and Captain of Fives, T. R. Buckley on being made Captain of Football. The following are appointed Prefects: T. R. Buckley, F. W. Colquhoun, J. E. D. Corner, J. H. M. Fisher, L. W. Fletcher, H. F. Guite, G. S. Horner, P. Rhodes and A. Thornhill.

G. S. Horner is Head Librarian and M. H. Hipkins is Library Secretary. They are both to be commended for the hard work they have put into the Library, and for their successful efforts to increase its usefulness.

We welcome to the Staff of the Senior School Mr. E. Whiteley of the Carnegie Physical Training College, and re-welcome to the Junior School Mrs. J. K. Michell. Mr. Watson takes Mr. Kyffin's place as Bath Manager and Swimming Instructor.

Messrs. Whiteley and Watson, with the assistance out of school of Mr. Brearley, have helped to improve the swimming of the School in various ways this term. An article elsewhere tells of Water-Polo practice and Life Saving classes; in addition the num-ber of non-swimmers in the Senior School has this term been reduced by one third.

Mr. Gilman, who fills Mr. (Joe) Herrett's place, has, we are pleased to observe, already gained that popularity which is a traditional attribute of K.E.S. porters.

 We congratulate Mr. Cumming on his marriage, and wish him and Mrs. Cumming every happiness.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Waterhouse has been selected to play for an F.A. Amateur XT against the Air Force at Cranwell, and that Mr. Brearley is playing Hockey for Yorkshire.

The Armistice Service was celebrated this term with the customary observances, and the address was given by Canon H. E. Foster, Vicar of St. John's, Ranmoor.

The Christmas Concert will be held on December 17th, and the " Shout " on December 19th, the last night of term.

The following boys were awarded Scholarships on the results of Higher Certificate, July, 1938.

GADSBY, J.: State Scholarship and the Founders' Exhibition.

MAYO, B.: Town Trust Scholarship.

HARRISON, J. B.: West Riding County Major Scholarship. (awarded on the Higher Certificate of the Northern Board).

GOLDSBROUGH, L. N.: Additional Founders'.

BEARD, J. S.: Additional Founders'.

CROOKES, T. G.: Additional Founders' (Honorary).

GORDON, A.: Ernest Adlington Scholarship.

CHARE, K, A, and GOLDSBROUGH, L. N. were on the Reserve List for State Scholarships.

The Head.

R. B. Graham, M.A. Headmaster, 1928 - 1938.

ON the last day of last term we were told that this term was to be Mr. Graham's last as Headmaster of K.E.S.; he had been offered, and had accepted, the Headmastership of Bradford Grammar School.

A cursory survey of the last eleven years leaves the impression that there is no side of the School's life that cannot record definite advance. Exhaustive comment would not be decorous at this moment, but the future historian will, we hope, remember to credit Mr. Graham's term of office with record achievements in the scholastic field and sonic equally notable football seasons; with an increased awareness in the Upper School of national and international affairs and opportunities for international experience and friend-ships; with progressive adaptation of time-tables and curriculum with the object of finding the right mental diet for every boy; with the acquisition of a new Swimming Bath and a new junior School; with a busy hum of sociable and educative " activities "; and with a lead towards something more than formality in our corporate religious exercises.

We wish Mr. and Mrs. Graham all the happiness and good fortune that Bradford has in its power to bestow.

We look forward to welcoming, in due course, our new Headmaster, Dr. A. W. Barton-alumnus of Nottingham High School science scholar and first class honours man of Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. of Cambridge, B.Sc. and Ph.D. of London, Chief Physics Master of Repton School. When we add that Dr. Barton is an athlete of distinction and well known in the Football Associa-tion as a referee of the first. rank, it will be clear that we have grounds for confidence in the Education Committee's choice.



JAMES Harvey Hichens was born at Redruth, in Cornwall, in 1859. He was educated at Epsom College and at The Queen's College, Oxford. The son of a doctor, he was intended for the medical profession, but Chemistry became his main interest, and it was in this subject that he took his degree (B.A., 1886; M.A., 1888) After coming down from Oxford, he was successively assistant master at Radley College, housemaster at Cheltenham College, and headmaster at Wolverhampton Grammar School. After the nine years spent at the last named, it was said: " he has entirely re-organised the school, and the number of its scholars has doubled, whilst its curriculum has been extended and it has won a high reputation as a first-grade school." 

In 1903, it had been decided to amalgamate the two principal schools in Sheffield-The Royal Grammar School and the Wesley College; after being suitably adapted, the buildings of the latter were to house the new King Edward VII School, which was to be opened in September, 1905. Earlier in the same year Mr. Hichens was selected as the first Headmaster, commencing his work-as was announced in the press at the time-" at a salary of £800 per annum, with residence at the School."

He had greater opportunities here than at Wolverhampton, and the way he used them is too well known for it to be necessary to describe it in detail. When he came to Sheffield, he found a new school without traditions and without standing: when he retired twenty-one years later, he left it in a position amongst the great day schools of the land. In his last Speech Day report, he was justly proud to give examples of the progress made by the School: that in its early years it had achieved only a very lowly record in the Higher School Certificate Examination, but the standard had consistently improved until, in 1925, King Edward's stood easily first in the number of Distinctions gained; or again, that since 1905, nearly -£60,000 worth of scholarships had been won by boys from the School.

On his retirement in 1926, Dr. Hichens went to live at Paignton. He was awarded the honorary degree of LL.D. by the University of Sheffield in 1927. He died on September 12th, 1938.

Dr. Hichen's work can be considered in two parts: the lesser one, that done as a teacher of Chemistry; the greater, that done as an educational organiser. (It is with the former part only that the present writer has any special competence to deal). During most of their time at the School most boys saw him from across the inevitable gulf which appeared to separate a small boy from " the Boss." He was always very neatly dressed in black clothes of a formal cut, and even so hardened a person as a newspaper reporter found his presence " stern and somewhat awe-inspiring "-an effect partly due perhaps to the very dark, dark glasses he often wore. But the comparatively few of us who had the good fortune to reach his sixth form Chemistry class came to know him better, and to learn that a kindly smile might lie behind those dark glasses. We also learnt some Chemistry; for he must surely have been without equals as a teacher of the subject in its more elementary, and therefore in its more fundamental, aspects. In addition to his lectures, which gave us a thorough grounding in General and Inorganic Chemistry, he would have us at his house for special coaching on one evening each week. In the laboratory he presided over our analytical work, which was based upon his own book of tables. He used to emphasise his teaching with some memorable aphorisms, such as the following, with its curiously imparted stress " Dry tests are your sheet anchor! "

Here is a story illustrating the thoroughness and persistency of his methods. At one time boys from the School used to take their Higher Certificate examination in practical Chemistry at the University, and the Headmaster sent a list of apparatus to be provided for each of his boys. The list was so long that the Professor of Chemistry had to protest that he could not provide them with more than was considered sufficient for his own honours students. Dr. Hichens was not to he put off so easily. He had the extra apparatus--a large load of it--sent from the School to the University.

For the quality of his work as Headmaster, the facts-they are generally known-are sufficient evidence. In subjects other than Chemistry, the great successes won by the School were obviously due in the direct sense to his staff of assistant masters; but he himself must be held largely responsible for the selection of these men. And he was the ultimate driving force behind the work of the whole School. He served on many committees dealing with educational matters, not only at Wolverhampton and at Sheffield, but also during his retirement at Paignton.

Dr. Hichens was a great Headmaster in his generation. To say this is to admit that, when judged by the standards prevailing today, he may have had short-comings. Possibly we may wonder whether he did not place too high a value upon examinational successes; the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction now. But, if he had such failings, he certainly had the corresponding qualities in a high degree. The word " thorough " has been used more than once, and no other word so adequately sums up his approach to all his duties. No detail was to be neglected. He spared himself no pains, and expected others to do the same.

The words spoken by public orators have usually to be taken with regard to their context; but those applied, to Dr. Hichens when he was an honorary graduand can be accepted literally and without reservation: for him there was " no trouble too great, no obstacle too difficult, no detail too insignificant, if the mastery of it con-tributed to the growing efficiency and splendour of the institution he had the proud honour to serve." With such a man, working in such a way, the results could not have failed to be impressive.

J. C. S.

 Another Old Edwardian writes:-

" The impression that has endured down the years is that this man of dignified efficiency might equally well have governed a colony, an office in Whitehall, or a diocese. Few were surprised when it became known that he had had the opportunity to be headmaster of more than one great school. Possibly more important still is the fact that few were surprised that he refused, for he loved this School above himself.

He surmounted obstacles with an imperturbable persistence which was so much a part of him that it was hard to realise that he had any obstacles in his path at all. No situation ever seemed too much for him: he had solved his own problems before he spoke of them so that he always made administration appear easy.

Obstacles had to be cleared, but no sense of strain must be shown in the clearing. Of comparatively slight stature, for example, he somehow conveyed the impression of a larger man. Having a severe affliction of the. eyes necessitating the use of smoked glasses, he could yet ensure that a boy was more careful in his presence than under the eagle glance of another. Acutely sensitive and affectionate in disposition, a rigid sense of justice made him control emotion so well that many erred in thinking him cold. Character it was, purely and simply, that in twenty years enabled him to change a stunted, rather unwanted phoenix of a school into Cock o' the North. Judged by its scholars of Oxford and Cambridge, the description is not inapt.

Small things, we are told, reveal the greater, and certain clearly-remembered incidents provide a surer key to his character than careful analysis. One impression is of a rather young father bringing his eight-year-old son to see the Headmaster with a view to putting him at the School. The father, an old public school boy, was a little doubtful. At the interview, formalities completed, the Headmaster asked: " What is the boy going to do in life? " Eight-years-old was terrified. " My great ambition for him is Oxford and one of the professions," replied his father. Smoked lenses regarded a now completely petrified small boy for a long time. " He shall go to Oxford and join one of the professions," said the Headmaster. That is considerably more than twenty years ago now, and the eight-year-old is going rather bald; when occasion demands he writes " M.A. (Oxon)." after his name, but quite humbly, knowing it was all due really to one man's vision, for he was a very average boy.

There is an impression of the Head taking a Junior Form, just once, in mental arithmetic and chuckling when he got one of his own sums wrong; of the Head standing on the top of the main steps, very still, gazing into space one November afternoon in 1918, when nearly everyone had gone away to shout and go mad generally; of the Head who wanted you to bend your arms a little lower though no stroke ever deviated by one millimetre from its predecessor at the point of impact; of a Head who made you feel far worse when he only spoke to you. There is a recollection of a delightful host in his own home, insisting that you took precedence although you were only fifteen; a fleeting memory of a cold, clear voice that broke slightly for the first and last time when he read prayers at the end of his last Term. ' Last scene of all,' a time when we met by accident in an hotel well-known to all Oxford men and ' dicatur veritas, ruat coelum,' one smoked his cigars and drank a glass of his port. We talked for three hours and, though he had retired some years before, he remembered the writer's own generations at School (the years of them) better than the writer.

He had a very sure faith in both worlds and he interpreted that faith with more zeal and success than the common run of men. An epitaph comes easily to mind: he would he content with it, for he used it himself a myriad times. It is just a transposition of most of our terminal reports. 'J. H. H. Very satisfactory.'


Evening Strains.

WAFTED on the warm night breeze
From the hall of dancing feet
Comes the mellow moan
Of a saxophone
And a drum's steady beat.

H. C. R.

 School Chapel Service.

SCHOOL Chapel Service, held on Sunday, 18th September, was conducted, appropriately enough, by its founder, the Head-master.

As part of the Service he read St. Francis of Assisis' - Thanks-giving for all created things." In his address he reviewed the life of St. Francis from the time that he left his comfortable home in Assisi to the miracle of the stigmata at La Verna. This life, more Christlike than any other of any time, served to revive belief in an age of doubt. It was above all else a life based on prayer.

Prayer, continued the Headmaster, was the centre of all religion. But what was prayer, and what did it mean? The first definition of prayer was " asking God for things." It clearly mattered what sort of thing we asked for, and it was useless to ask God temporarily to change for our benefit those laws which he had devised for the welfare of the whole human race. But it was obviously intended that there should be more in it than that. Secondly, did prayer consist of " saying prayers "? It was well that our prayers should be clothed in beautiful language, but there was a danger of insincerity in the constant repetition of set prayers. Thirdly, was prayer " the soul's sincere desire "? Desire was clearly the kernel of prayer. Prayer, indeed, was the bringing of our desires into God's presence, where only those that survived would be fulfilled.

What therefore should we pray for in the present appalling state of the world? We should pray not merely that peace should be maintained, but that our country might have clean hands, that she might be forgiven for her failures, and that she might have sufficient stature to lead the world in the way of peace.

How were our prayers answered? Some would be their own answer, others would help us to bring the answer nearer by changing our own lives, and all would help us to increase the spiritual force for good in the world. We could not do better than to study the prayers of Jesus, and especially the Lord's Prayer. Having made a brief but penetrating analysis of this prayer, the Headmaster concluded with a plea that we should try each morning to mean it as we said it together.

I should like on this occasion to record my gratitude to the Headmaster for having instituted the School Chapel Service. It cannot but have wrought much good in the School, and I myself have found many of the services inspiring, and all of them helpful.

H. F. G.

 Swiss Stroll.

ON August 12th we crossed the Channel from Dover to Ostend, at which rather dingy port we arrived in time for a huge meal. We travelled to Brussels in comparative comfort, in spite

of the wooden seats, but here we met our first example of " Night Travel ". As you may know, continental carriages have only four doors, two at each end, and as these doors are surrounded by an ex-cited crowd of people, who all try to board the train at the same time, and have no respect for their fellow passengers, getting into a train requires brute force. Well! Once inside the carriage we were ushered into our compartments by an official with a sky-blue uniform. He managed to get ten of us into each compartment, where we endeavoured to sleep. Unfortunately the window of our compartment leaked, and as it rained heavily all night we awoke to find ourselves sitting in a puddle, which extended the whole length of the seat.

At Davos we had our first encounter with Swiss food. For supper that night we had sausages, which (believe it or not) were one foot long (we measured one with B--'s eversharp). A few of the party managed to eat the whole of their sausage, upon which feat they were complimented by our two leaders. All our meals, however, did not consist of sausage. We found Swiss food very good, and at the end of the trip everyone was eating at least three times as much as at the beginning.

The Youth Hostels in which we stayed during the whole of our tour were, for the most part, very clean, and well-managed. The " beds " consisted of huge wooden shelves, two fastened to each wall, upon which the sleeping bags and rugs were arranged. At Disentis we had the interesting experience of sleeping in a barn, with pigs and a huge manure heap on the ground floor beneath us.

Most of our time in Switzerland was spent in walking. Besides our ten mile walks over mountain passes from one hostel to the next, a few of us climbed the Statzerhorn, on whose summit we had the stickiest lunch of the trip, surrounded by a herd of some twenty inquisitive goats. From here we had a magnificent view, extending as much as fifty miles in some directions, and including many of the most famous peaks in the Eastern Alps. We also went to see a glacier, but it was so cold when we arrived that the visit only lasted fifteen minutes. Our last real walk from Disentis to Hospenthal was the funniest of all, although at the time we were all very far from feeling even slightly amused. We set out amidst threatening weather, and at about midday it began to rain in earnest. Lunch was eaten in a cowshed! After lunch the real storm began. [t rained and rained. Water trickled down our necks, into our boots and up to our sleeves, until we were wet to the skin. Mac, who always prided himself on travelling light, and made scathing remarks about people who carried heavy rucksacks, lead sent his raincoat by train. On arriving at Hospenthal you can imagine how he looked.

The next morning we set out quite early and after a two hours walk down the Schollenen Gorge we arrived at Goschenen from where we took the train to Flu den. Here we boarded a lake steamer and after a stop at Seelisberg for lunch, we eventually arrived at Lucerne. The lake has a most peculiar bluish-green colour, which gives it a very beautiful appearance when viewed from a height. On arriving at Lucerne we were rushed off to a hostel in the suburbs, and after dinner we were shown round the town. After breakfast, next morning, we were given a lecture on the history of Lucerne, after which we went round the " Glacier Gardens." Here we saw how a glacier by grinding small boulders round and round had made huge holes in the rock. We also saw the " Lion Monument " carved in solid rock, which commemorates the soldiers of the " Swiss Guard " who were killed during the French Revolution.

The rest of the day we spent in the curio shops with which Lucerne is filled.

At three o'clock we all met at the station and took the train to Basle, where we arrived after a two hour journey. We were met by two Swiss schoolmasters, who showed us round the town. We visited the Cathedral, and saw all the main bridges across the Rhine. After supper we went with some Swiss schoolboys to a cafe in the outskirts of Basle where we talked until it was time for us to catch our train.

We should like to thank Mr. Bradley and Mr. McKay for all the trouble they took to make the holiday the success that it was, and hope that a similar expedition may be arranged for next summer.

K. G.

 Sark Camp, 1938.

V W ITV happy memories of a previous visit, we decided that the attractions of Sark easily outweighed the discomforts of a long and tiring journey. Those of us who have camped there twice still feel that this small island has many secret nooks, crannies and rock scrambles well worth exploring. Mr. McKay and Mr. Hickox, and 23 scouts left Sheffield at 4 p.m. Monday, July 25th, spent the night on board a crowded steamer, tenderfeet in bunks, " toughs " strewn about on hatch covers and under life-boats, heads in scuppers, and arrived at Sark at 8 a.m., Tuesday, raven-ously hungry.

The camp site was at the north end of the island again, but this time on Mr. Charles Perree's farm. We were pleased to find that Mr. Perree had great piles of dried gorse cut and stacked ready for our use.

The whole fortnight was spent in exploring. Besides visiting such favoured spots as Les Boutiques Caves, Port du Moulin, Les Fontaines, Dixiart and Derrible Bay, we found an extra thrill in a complete examination of the Gouliot caves. Our visit luckily coincided with very low spring tides, so we were able to follow, from the bottom of the chimney, the dark narrow passage containing deep water, through which it was necessary to swim right through to the wonderful inner cave. Here the walls from top to bottom glisten in the rays of an electric torch, (if you have been skilful enough to swim and yet keep it dry),-a mass of red, green, pink, yellow and white anemones. A weird, fascinating and un-forgettable experience.

The same spring tide obligingly enabled us to go through the great single cave which goes right through the Moie de Mouton.

The weather was faultless, and most of us bathed at least twice a day. I think the best bathe was at Havre Gosselin, Sark's second harbour, with its deep clear water. As it is an excellent place for high diving, J. Hall and Coldwell were able to entertain us.

We played two football matches against the Sark boys, and won both. In the Sark Sports our team-Wigley, W. E., McKay, K. S., Slater, W. D., and Wheatley, P.J. won second place in the Visitors' Relay, and for prize were offered the choice of cigarettes, a case of beer, or an order on the grocer. We must confess that we owed this famous choice largely to a great lap run by Wheatley.

 There are fortunately no accidents to record, but Jack has probably not forgotten tipping a plate of stewed plums neatly down the inside of his shirt (but outside his body of course).

Perhaps the best day of all was Saturday, the day before we struck camp. Mrs. Walroth invited us to tea at her delightful house, which was originally the " barracks " of the silver miners in Little Sark. With Mrs. Walroth as keeper of the score, and Mr. Walroth as a recruit of the Stag patrol, we had some amusing patrol swimming events in a narrow inlet of the sea, near Venus Bath. Each event was followed by the handing of prizes to all, winners, runners-up and losers. Swimming was followed by a tea, the adequacy of which was never in doubt; and then more games, from javelin throwing to rounders, and more prizes. Mr. and Mrs. Walroth's generosity in entertaining us thus was overwhelming. The last night in Sark some slept in Perree's " bungalow," some slept (?) sitting almost upright in Sark " chariots," and some preferred to lie on the grass beneath them. But we caught the 8 a.m. boat to Guernsey.

A calm return passage, a patch of fog off the Needles that caused us to miss our connection in London, and arrival in Sheffield at 130. a.m. Tuesday, brought to an end a memorable camp.

Visit to Hadrian's Wall.

T HIS expedition was hurriedly decided upon at the end of the Summer Term, when it was realised that the Classical Sixth had had no opportunity this year for studying the relics of bygone ages " in situ." Deciding that we need not go further afield than our own country, Mr. Tappe proposed that we could not do better than pay a visit to the Roman Wall, the Maginot Line of Roman Britain.

The party consisted of Mr. Tappe, Mr. G. N. G. Smith, Guite and myself. Our route was planned in detail on the day of breaking up, and we arranged to ' hike ' along the wall from Newcastle to Carlisle, stopping for the night at Youth Hostels. We met at the railway station early in the morning of August 8th, all except Mr. Tappe who was to meet us at Newcastle. Rain was falling steadily and the prospect looked gloomy enough; for we should see little of the Wall, Mr. Smith informed us, if it rained all the time, But as

 visited the 12th-century Lanercost Abbey, but were not particularly interested in the tombs and family histories of this and that Earl of Carlisle which the 84-year old custodian insisted on showing us. Feeling hot and tired, we decided not to walk the remaining miles to Carlisle, but finished the journey by train. We found our Youth Hostel-a palatial residence after those to which we had become accustomed-and Guite and I finished off a strenuous day with a quiet game of chess.

Our hike was over, and we were to return to Sheffield the next day. However, we found time in the morning to visit the Cathedral, and the Museum, where many objects and inscriptions from the Roman Wall were collected. I remember being particularly amused by an imposing wooden tablet beautifully polished and en-graved with Roman characters painted in red, commemorating the construction of one of the forts; in the middle was a small blackened fragment. It was the original from which the whole tablet had been conjecturally reconstructed, though not a single whole letter remained! Soon we were back in the grimy atmosphere of Sheffield, and we parted company, not to meet again till next term, but completely satisfied with a holiday that had been thoroughly enjoyable as well as instructive.


The Bank XI.

A Puzzle Re-hashed.

T HE master crook surveyed his apprentice and decided that he would do-a lithe sly youth, with slickness and cunning about him, but not much thinking power behind the shifty eyes. He would never be a key-man, indeed; but for this job he would do.

" Now, my lad," he said, " we have to find just who's who in this Bank. One of them is an old hand who would help us if we reminded him of a thing or two, and I think I know his office in the Bank, but I don't know what alias he's hiding behind. Now here's a list of the Bank officials from their central register, and here's an alphabetical list of the people employed there, eleven on each list. You get in when the cleaners are at work to-morrow morning and hide in the big empty cupboard under the counter at the end furthest from the Manager's Office. Can you do shorthand? " " Yes." " In the dark? " " Yes." " Then write down any odd things you hear that'll show which person is in which job. Have some sense now. You'd best learn the two lists off before you start."

The apprentice wandered idly away and surveyed the lists as he went. They ran as follows:-


(in order of importance)           (alphabetically).

Director.                                 Mr. Adams.

Manager.                                Mrs. Brown.

Assistant-Manager.                 Mr. Clark.

2nd Assistant-Manager.           Miss Dale

Cashier.                                  Mr. Evans.

Counter Clerk.                        Mrs. Ford.

2nd Counter Clerk.                 Mr. Grant.

Book-keeper.                         Miss Hill.

1st Typist.                               Mr. Jones.

2nd Typist.                              Mrs. Kane.

Caretaker.                               Mr. Long.

" A lot of women," said the apprentice meditatively. " But I suppose it is so nowadays."

He managed his entry quite happily, and by the time the Bank officials arrived next morning he was ensconced in the rather cramped and stuffy quarters under the counter with a pencil and paper, a banana (which he calculated could be eaten noiselessly) and a feeling of relief that his chief had chosen the Bank's half-day for this expedition. He heard no end of small scraps of talk, long and quite useless conversations (some of which passed quite literally over his head "), with here and there an employee's name or some other hint that might, he could not quite say how, prove useful if he knew how to handle it.

At about a quarter to two he emerged, somewhat stiffly, by a window into a quiet back street, loosened his limbs with some active but unobtrusive covering of the ground, and then sat down on a seat in a park to meditate.

Darn it; he didn't know a single name that he could fit with confidence to a single official title; Some of those women must have mannish voices, he thought. Or else the men all talked like  women. Which was it? Well, anyway, here were the notes. Thank heaven he could read his own shorthand. He sorted them out a bit, numbered them, for they were all scraps without much connection one with another, and wrote them painfully out in long hand. Here they are:-

1. " Our 2nd Counter Clerk has got a new hat: copying the Assistant Manager's style, eh?"

2. " Funny man, Mr. Grant. When he wants a typist he always sends Miss Hill to fetch him one."

3. (2nd Counter Clerk talking): " I don't like him; do you Mrs. Brown? He wouldn't be in the Bank if he wasn't the Director's beloved grandson. What does a Bank want with a 2nd Assistant Manager, anyway?"

4. (Speaker unknown): " Unfortunately I live rather near the Director; nearer than anyone except Grant and Long and Mrs. Kane."

5. " Doesn't move fast, the caretaker: lived in the same garret ever since he was a boy, and you'd believe it."

6. " Oh yes, we always have someone well-dressed for Counter Clerk. Perky isn't he? But he's son-in-law to the first typist and you should hear him being told about it."

7. " He lives at Firwood: you know, the extra special bachelors' club on the hill. Rather cheek of a Cashier, I think, when his Manager lives there too."

8. (2nd Counter Clerk speaking again, this time about the 2nd typist): " We had equal shares in our father's estate when he died, but it wasn't much good to us."

9. " Fancy both staying on in the same Bank when you used to be engaged to be married to one another--one as Assistant Manager and the other Book-keeper!"

10. " That's Mr. Adams. He and our 2nd Typist are quite the leaders in the gay, young unmarried set."

11. " Nosy old thing, that Book-keeper-but misses the obvious sometimes. Didn't know yesterday that Mr. Jones regularly gives his old suits to Mr. Evans. There's no fool like an old fool, as they say."

The apprentice pored over the document till he was due to report and got no for'arder. Not one official could he place for certain. Then he went rather disconsolately to his chief and handed in the original two lists and his own ineffectual notes, and looked at the ground.

The chief was sitting at his desk, and he received the documents with a grunt.

When the apprentice looked up there was an unusual gleam in the great man's eye. He quickly picked up a pencil and on the first of the two lists wrote the first initial of the holder after each of the official titles. " There," he said. The apprentice gasped. " Excuse me, sir," he said politely, " but how on earth did you do that?" " A little deduction, boy, a little deduction, with the odd spot of subtraction thrown in. You've done your job, all right, thank you, Good morning."

(The list of the Bank Officials with their several offices, as
the Master Crook deduced it, will be found on page 43).

Patriotic Considerations.

BIG bloated banker,
Sunk in a sofa,
Thinks of investments
In distant Africa,
Humid East Africa,
Quaint Tanganyika;
Thinks of his five-per-cents
And his plantation rents,
Britain at all events
Must keep Tanganyika.

H. C. R,

 Surrey Street Muses.

THERE is a sanctuary to Muses dear,

A true Parnassus in this smoke-stained town,
Scarce seen or known save to the chosen few,
Worshippers of the Muses, who alone
May set their foot within the sacred shrine.
A noble pile of gleaming marble walls
(Speak not of soot-disfigured masonry)
It stands, the dwelling of the Blessed Ones.
Within there reigns an august solitude,
No voice of mortals from the land of men
Disturbs its sacred, everlasting calm;
Silent as shadows through its gilded doors
Pass to and fro the solemn votaries. . . .

Enough of such hyperbole!
What is this sacred shrine?
A name denied to poetry,
'Tis easy to divine.
There students every night repair,
Night after night you'll find them there,
Each in his favourite easy chair,
With books around them spread;
Works of poets, rows and rows,
Lexicons for Latin prose,
Shelley, Sophocles,-who knows?-
Scholars born and bred.
Others, too, come here and stay,
Come at all hours of the day,
Come to pass their time away
In the shades of lore;
Many are the faces too,
Stay for but an hour or two,
Wander round the shelves to view
Curious books and volumes new,
And are seen no more.
But what of one, best-known far
Of them all, one fixed star.
Where all others planets are,
Who is always there?
One who works but listlessly
Certain nights; 'tis known that he
Finds Venus with Melpomene,
And stays until 9.33,
And even then reluctantly,
With many a " Good-night " greeting he
Descends the waiting stair. . . .

Where is this home of pleasures unalloyed?
Seek not to know, ye lesser breeds and wild,
Lest its delights be null, its raptures void,
And its eternal solitude defiled.

Lines To A Schoolmaster.

Written on receiving Two out of Ten for a Prose.

BRUTISH wretch, would'st give me Two?
But Two from Ten? Is that my due
For condescendingly preparing
A prose magnificent, which, bearing
The stamp of authenticity,
A pedant of simplicity,
Like you, should have received with pleasure,
And gloated over at his leisure?
I fear for you! The canker of suspicion
Gnaws at your heart; your earth-restricted vision
Sees only simple plagiarisms, cannot rise
To higher concepts like collective enterprise,
Mutual assistance, brother-help, co-operation,
Nor even to time-honoured methods like collation
From several texts. If therefore I should deign
At some far off, kind-hearted moment once again
To summon an authority, into a barb'rous patter
To translate, and reward with other matter
The said authority, and negligently then
To leave the said translation in your lowly den,
I trust that you'll appreciate, 0 traitor
To tact and savoir faire, that men much greater
Than you would at such honour be struck dumb
And weakly indicate by gestures some
Small fraction of their gratitude, and later
From the reflected glory feet still greater.

You should feel even prouder;
For this my rhymed curse
Lifts you from dark oblivion
Into immortal verse.                                     H.E.S.

 Sophocles's "Trachiniae" at Manchester.

ON Wednesday evening, November 30th, seventeen of us went to the Whitworth Art Galleries in Manchester to see Sophocles's Greek tragedy, " The Trachiniae ' , acted in English. It had been freshly translated for the purpose and was very well acted. Most of us had not seen a Greek play before, and some of us had not read the " Trachiniae " either in Greek or in English, so it was a new and interesting experience and we appreciated its full dramatic effect.

The bus journey was enlivened by the driver switching the radio on in the middle of the fat stock prices and taking us to various other places in mistake for the Whitworth Art Gallery and by a small choir at the back who had brought their hymn books specially for the purpose. Starting at 5.30 and getting back at 11.30 we had an enjoyable evening.

M. H. R.

The Inter-School Debate

ON the 28th November, a debate on the best type of social organisation was held in the Assembly Hall. After the Headmaster had welcomed our visitors, and Mr. Wheatley had explained the rules for the discussion, Miss J. Brown, of the Central Girls' School, spoke on Communism. Those who disliked Communism, she said, should clearly decide whether they disliked the principle of Communism, or merely the Communism practised in Russia; for ruthlessness was not inevitable in Communism, but depended on the people. The Communists believed that change could only come by revolution, and that force and bloodshed would unfortunately be necessary to suppress opposition; but they would form a classless society, and, with the abolition of the production and ownership by the few, the capital of the country could be used for the good of all. Everyone would be a citizen and shareholder in the state. There would be educational equality for all, and equality of the sexes in all professions. According to Communism, liberty was the opportunity for exercising one's faculties. There would be liberty to work, liberty to enter a Trade Union, liberty to hold meetings. Although Marx was an Atheist, Communism was now tending towards tolerance; nevertheless, Christianity, as at present organised, could not survive.

The second speaker on this subject was Mr. Thompson of Nether Edge. Communists, he said, did not take poverty for granted; they gave equal chances to all, believing that the standard of living should be that made possible by the natural resources of the country. There were two classes of people now--those who lived on what they earned, and those who lived on rents and on profits made by others; but what the rich possessed was not wealth, but power over the flow of wealth.

Miss Coulson of Abbeydale Secondary High School was the first speaker on Fascism, which was, she said, a new world idea. Fascists believed that the will of the people should prevail. They would insist on Members of Parliament living in their constituencies; voting, however, would be by profession, and members would all have to watch the interest of the profession that elected them. At the present time people could only hope for re-armament, and perhaps there would be war at the end; there would be no cause for war under Fascism; Parliament would discuss Home Affairs, not Foreign. Education would be classless until the age of fifteen, but after that education would depend on talent. All boys would have air training, and after that they could join the army. Every-one, of course, would want to. Fascism came to Britain in her hour of need, and soon Britain would realize that it was necessary, and would destroy Communism, so that she. would once again lead the world.

The next speaker was Mr. Draycott, of Firth Park, who said that Fascism was the tonic necessary to set the world right again. Under Fascism there would be no political parties, and Parliament would consist of experts in special subjects. The Fascists could abolish unemployment by making the rich industries help the poor with subsidies, by settling unemployed in the Empire, and by organising a labour Service.

Mr. J. H. Horn, of the City Secondary School, introduced the case for democracy. Democracy, he said, tried to give such freedom to minorities as was compatible with the safety of the majority, and combined policy with law, which was guarded by public opinion. Parliament could call politicians to account for their actions, and, with the party system, policy could be changed without causing anarchy. The monarchy was necessary to maintain the bonds between the parts of the Empire. The aim of Democracy was not to dominate, but to treat other nations as equals, and for that end  it tried to give a sense of tolerance; the ideal of dictatorship arose from the fear that man would misuse the discoveries of modern science. But surely the state was made for man, not man for the state.

Miss E. Vollans, of the High School, was the second speaker on democracy. Its end was the common good, and its instrument the will of the people. But England was only an imperfect democracy, and its defects had been used to condemn the system. The totalita-rian states could, however, claim to have done what the democracies had failed to do; for social reforms and public works depended on money; in the limited time available, Parliament could not deal with everything that ought to be discussed, and the mass of the electorate was not interested. Industry should be rationalised, so that production equalled demand, and also nationalised, so that funds would be raised from the profits of industry. Reforms were necessary before the government could truly be said to represent the people. It was unreasonable to expect everyone to take a continual interest in politics, but everyone ought to use his vote, and for that end education and wise teaching were necessary.

An open discussion then began.

Mr. Stoecker pointed out that the Fascist speaker had said that under Fascism there would be no war. He asked therefore why everyone would be expected to serve in the army. Miss Coulson replied that of course there would be no war, but an army would be necessary to subdue Communists.

Mr. Prepsler said the Fascists would solve the unemployment problem by putting the unemployed in the army, or by giving them the jobs of those put in concentration camps; and, since they did not believe in the concentration of wealth in the hands of individ-uals, he asked what they proposed to do about football pools. Mr. Draycott replied that the unemployed would be absorbed into rationalised industry and imperial trade. He thought that the people would still be able to enter football pools.

Mr. Guite asked if he would be "smashed", since, on religious grounds, he could not submit to Fascism. Mr. Draycott replied that Quakers and Pacifists were people who could only exist behind the rest of the nation; it might be possible to accommodate them.

Mr. Baker said it was impossible to be both a Christian and a Fascist, to which Miss Coulson replied that religion would have to meet politics. Mr. Baker answered that he would prefer to keep his religious views and take the consequences.

Mr. Upton said that the evils of capitalism existed both under Fascism and Democracy. Capitalists caused slumps, and could force the Government to do their will by threatening to precipitate a crisis. Mr. Draycott replied that trade could be extended within the Empire; the capitalists had given Hitler power, but he was now bringing them under the state.

Miss Milward argued that Pacifists could support only a democ-racy; Miss Coulson asked if Pacifists would fight for their own country, to which Mr. Guite replied that Pacifists would not fight under any circumstances.

Miss Vollans pointed out that Fascism depended on the Empire and we should have to fight to keep our colonies. Mr. Draycott replied that Germany's former colonies would be returned to her, so that there would be no cause for war.

Mr. Rogers said that professional politicians were parasites; a government was only necessary to maintain an unjust: system, and no government was necessary in a perfect state.

Mr. Richardson asked if the Fascists would accept the principle of self-determination for subject peoples.

Mr. Revill said that it was surely far more necessary to have food and clothing than to have a vote; liberty was freedom to follow one's artistic tastes.

The Chairman then declared the debate closed.

G. S. H.

 Where Wiser Men Meet.

UNDER the chairmanship of Mr. Petter, the Sixth Form Discussion Group pursued its activities this Term with renewed vigour. Apart from Messrs. Guite, Mayo and Horner, the dregs of last year's glory, the Group consisted entirely of upstarts.

Various subjects were distorted and various irrelevant con-clusions reached. " Czecho-Slovakia " aroused great interest, particularly from certain members personally concerned with the minorities problem. A basis for argument was provided on this occasion by Mr. Stoecker's list of statistics, unfortunately meaning-less to many. After the crisis the discussion was resumed, but consisted chiefly of bickerings and " I told you so's." Mr. Chamberlain, who had received a vote of confidence the week before, was severely censured.

" The Function of Art," the subject of the next wrangle, was introduced by Mr. Revill, who provided plenty of debatable material. What the function really is, however, is still a mystery to most people.

Mr. Love's babblings on the subject of " Science and Religion " excited admiration but no comprehension. The advocate of the religious cause was none other than our old friend Mr. Guite, always to the fore in theological arguments. Scarcely anyone reciprocated his views, but at least they were expressed more methodically than those of the Scientists. Mr. Halle, who seemed to have little in common with Mr. Love, reduced the company to a collection of chemical stimuli. Mr. Guite and his Christian soldiers needed a second day to rout the heretics, but, unfortunately, as they were about to emerge victorious the opposing parties decided that they were fighting the same cause, and the altercation collapsed. The discussion closed with Mr. Rogers bemoaning the assembly's evasion of fundamentals. Mr. Horner watched all in Sphinx-like silence.

On the 2nd of December, Mr. Helliwell kindly addressed the Group on "Art." The few members present had a short but interesting discussion on a subject extremely difficult to explore.

The Group thanks Mr. Petter for his leadership and hopes to continue under his guidance with increased attendance and enthusiasm next Term.

J. H. P. U.




Played at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday. 29th September. Teams:--School-Knight; Parkin, Jeffries; Buckley, Whitehead. Wheatley; Simmeson, Moffatt, Hutton, Rhodes, Fletcher. Mr. Saville's XI-Saville; Wall, Graham (G. A.); Mr. Graham, Barber, Thirsk; Melling, Pearson, Fulford, Burley, Mr. Brearley. Mr. Saville's XI kicked off towards the brook goal in a slight drizzle. The School XI was largely new, only Buckley, Wheatley and Rhodes having played in the corresponding match last season. Mr. Saville's XI. with an exceptionally strong team, soon had the ball in the School's goal area. Fulford opened the scoring for Mr. Saville's XI, having nobody in his way except the goalkeeper; within a few minutes, however, the School replied through Fletcher, who cut in and scored during a melee in the goal-mouth. But Mr. Saville's Xl began to attack very strongly. though it was some time before another goal was scored. Melling and Fulford (2) added further goals, and by half-time the score was 4-1.

After the interval, Mr. Saville's XI dominated the game completely. Buckley in particular, worked like a trojan in the defence; Moffat was prominent with some extremely clever dribbles, one of which led to Rhodes scoring the School's second goal just after Fulford had scored three goals, of which the second was a beautiful header. The score was then 11-2. The ball hardly left the School's half after that, and Pearson scored with a beautiful cross-shot. The most noteworthy goal which was scored between that and the close; Burley shot from 20 yards out after a long run. The final score was 19-2 in favour of Mr. Saville's XI.


Played at Derby on Saturday, 1st October. Team:Bain; Parkin, Jeffries; Buckley, Whitehead, Wheatley; Simmerson, Moffat, Hutton, Rhodes, Fletcher.

The School won the toss and Derby kicked off on a perfectly level pitch with hardly any wind blowing. The School seemed at first to be doing most of the attacking, but they were uncertain in front of goal. After a quarter of an hour, however, Moffat gave us the lead from a pass by Fletcher. After this, Derby pressed strongly and soon had the ball in the net. but their forward was given offside. Following a free-kick, Rhodes put the School further ahead when Moffat had kicked the ball right across the front of the goalmouth. But before half-time the Derby outside-left reduced the arrears after a solo run. The School had done most of the attacking: they were certainly a little unlucky not to score more, but the defence was hard pressed just before the interval, for it was clear that Derby's goal had given them confidence. Half-time, 2-1.

Very soon after half-time Derby equalised. The ball was deflected off a School defender into the goal. This unfortunate occurrence spurred the School on to further efforts, and Moffat added two more goals: he was playing very well indeed. Buckley also was puzzling the Derby defenders with his frequent excursions on to the wing. Finally, after a misunderstanding over a pass back to the goalkeeper, Moffat hit the post, and Rhodes rammed the ball home. Derby then attacked strongly, and should have scored again, but a forward kicked the ball clean over the bar with an empty goal in front. of him.

Score: School 5, Derby 2.


Played at Whiteley Woods. Saturday 8th October. Team:--Knight; Parkin. Jeffries; Buckley, Whitehead. Wheatley; Simmerson. Moffat. Hutton. Rhodes, Fletcher.

The team which the Outcasts fielded was not quite as heavy as in past years, but they were exceptionally fast., and it looked at first as though the School were in for a heavy defeat. The School, kicking towards the stream, began strongly, but within a quarter of an hour the Outcasts had scored two goals, of which the second was a remarkable long shot into the corner of the net. But the School attacked very strongly after this, and Rhodes reduced the arrears. It was not long before the Outcasts were two ahead, their centre-forward luring Knight out of his goal, and soon after that they added another. But the School were not to be outdone, and Buckley headed in from a corner. The School were playing altogether now. Each side added a goal before half-time, Hutton being the scorer for the School. Half-time: School 3, Outcasts 5.

After half-time, the Outcasts attacked very strongly, and after a brilliant run by their outside-right they increased their lead. They would have added another soon after that had not Knight turned the ball round the post in great style. But the Outcasts were the next to score, the ball glancing off two Outcast heads into the goal after a corner kick. The School were now the stronger side. however. and Rhodes and Hutton added goals. They had been very unlucky not to score before. After this the ball was very rarely in the School's half, but two breakaways by the Outcasts resulted in goals. An enthusiastic touch-line roused the School to further efforts, and they applied very strong pressure. Although the Outcasts' goalkeeper played a very good game. Moffat who had played exceptionally well, and Rhodes added further goals before the close. The School gave a far better display than was expected, and were very unlucky not to score more than two goals in the closing stages of the game.

Score:-School 7, Outcasts 9.


Played at Cranwell, Saturday, 15th October. Team:--Knight; Parkin, Jeffries; Buckley, Whitehead, Wheatley; Colquhoun. Moffat, Hutton, Rhodes, Fletcher. Buckley won the toss and Cranwell kicked off on a level ground and a calm clay. It soon became evident that Cranwell knew how to use their weight, and in the first few minutes they would have scored but for a full-length dive by Knight. After about ten minutes, however, Rhodes took the ball down the field in a brilliant dribble, and Hutton eventually put the ball in. This goal was all against the run of the play. Shortly afterwards, from a corner by Colquhoun, Buckley headed the ball perfectly into the corner of the net. After this the School began to press harder. but were unable to score; Cranwell retaliated and in saving a shot from the left wing, Knight fisted out to a Cranwell man, who left him no chance. Cranwell appeared now to be the stronger side, but their second goal was extremely lucky, and rested on the doubt of an offside decision. The School did not attempt to tackle the forward. Immediately after this they went ahead after a movement on the right wing: this one was a well-deserved goal. Before half-time they added two more goals; for the first one, their forward managed to shoot well through what was a very small gap in the goal.

Half-time:-School 2, Cranwell 5.

It had been evident in the closing stages of the first half that Cranwell had been going all out; the question was whether they could keep it up. They added a goal directly after half-time, and, owing to their superior kicking power, their half-backs could always drop back to stop a School advance: their clearances always found the forwards. The School, on the other hand, showed only a very limited kicking power. Some promising movements were engineered by Colquhoun on the right wing, but the School were weak in front of goal, and nothing came of them. But the ball was never far from the centre-line: and it was mainly due to breakaways by their inside-right that Cranwell got their goals. In about 20 minutes after half-time they added three more goals. Then the School revived and pressed, Wheatley being unlucky not to score. Cranwell added two more goals from cross-shots before the close. The School lost this match through inability to get into the ball and through weak kicking. But the score would have been much more than it was had not Knight been on top of form and made several first-class saves.

Result:-School 2, Cranwell 11.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday. 19th October. Team:-Bain; Parkin, Jeffries; Wheatley, Rhodes. Hall; Colquhoun, Moffat, Hutton, Buckley, Gilfillan. The School lost the toss and defended the brook goal. The Rotherham side was very fast in spite of its weight, and their speed got them goals in the early stages of the game. The state of the ground made clever football impossible, but the School attacked very strongly at first. Rotherham. however, were soon three goals up by means of passes clown the middle which the wingmen cut in and picked tit); the left-wing was particularly fast. Moffat. however, reduced the arrears with a good cross-shot, and Hutton added another goal when on the ground. Now the play was more even, and both goal-keepers were having plenty to do. Hutton equalised for us, but -Rotherham broke away and scored with a fine shot into the roof of the net before half-time. when the score was School 3, Rotherham 4.

After half-time, Rotherham attacked strongly, but Bain was brilliant: in goal-mouth scrimmages, he went for the ball and pounced on it like a hawk on its prey. Having survived a long period of defence, we began to attack and Colquhoun equalised with a beautiful dropping shot from near the corner flag. He played a very good game throughout, but the School did not feed him enough in the second half, when he had firmer ground to run on: he was considerably faster than the back opposed to him. Bain was soon in the picture again, but Rotherham managed to score a further goal. Soon after this, however, Wheatley equalised and Moffat gave us the lead again. Just before time, Buckley scored with a beautiful long shot on the goal-keeper's left. We thus won by 7 goals to 5.


Played at Woodhouse, Saturday, 22nd October. Team:-Knight; Parkin, Jeffries; Wheatley, Whitehead, Cantrell; Colquhoun, Moffat, Hutton, Buckley, Gilfillan. For this match, there were some changes mainly because of an unfortunate injury to Rhodes. Buckley filled his place at inside-left, Wheatley crossed over to right-half, Cantrell coming in at left-half.

Also Fletcher was dropped for Gilfillan. We won the toss and kicked with the slope of the ground. and very soon after the kick-off, Buckley headed to Moffat, who dribbled the ball over the goal line. But soon after that Wood-house equalised. We regained the lead when a pass from Moffat to Buckley went eventually to Wheatley, who shot first time, leaving the goal-keeper no chance. Again, Woodhouse equalised with an equally meritorious shot, and they added another before half-time. Half-time: School 2, Woodhouse 3,

After the interval the School pressed, and Buckley and Moffat both went very close with good shots. But Woodhouse scored the next goal after a melee in the goal-mouth. Immediately after this, however, Hutton reduced the arrears. But, encouraged by their touch-line. Woodhouse regained the lead, and although the School pressed very hard in the closing stages of the game. Moffat particularly being unlucky not to score after a great individual effort. Woodhouse held on to their lead.

The School backs were too often beaten conclusively after their first defeat, and often passed to each other instead of clearing the ball.

Result:-School 4, Woodhouse 5.

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

Played at Repton, Saturday, 5th November. For this match the School were without Whitehead, who was injured, and also without Knight. Repton supplied a goalkeeper, who played very well indeed. The rest of the School's team was Slater, Jeffries; Wheatley, Parkin, Cantrell; Colquhoun, Moffat, Hutton, Buckley, Gilfillan. We lost the toss, and had to kick facing the sun. The pitch was exceptionally large and perfectly flat. School began quite well, but Repton gradually gained the upper hand and scored after about a quarter of an hour. '['he first half was uneventful on the whole, and neither side was able to engineer any really effective movements. It was creditable to the School that they had managed to hold Lepton to the extent of only one goal in the first half. against the sun. Some of this credit must, however, go to the Lepton goalkeeper who was playing for us.

Half-time: School 0, Repton 1.

After half-time the School attacked, but Lepton's right-wing, who was very fast, broke away and another goal was scored. These breakaways of Repton were very dangerous owing to the speed with which they were being carried out, and two more on the left-wing resulted in further goals. '['hen the Repton centre-forward rail through and scored another goal which might have been averted had not our goalkeeper stayed in his goal--his one serious error in the match. More desultory play was followed by another Repton goal, but after that the School attacked strongly and four of the forwards very nearly scored. The last Repton goal was their best, the forward driving the ball home through a very small gap in the goal. In the closing stages of the game sudden gusts of wind made accurate passing difficult. The School sometimes kicked the ball out when they might have used it to better purpose, but speed was the decisive factor in the game.

Result:-School 0. Repton 6.


Played Friday, 11th November. Buckley won the toss and the Staff, without the services of the Headmaster, kicked off towards the wood. The Staff soon scored through Mr. Brearley, but from then he was well watched by Parkin, and he was rarely a danger to the School defence. On their form, at the beginning of the match. the Staff looked as though they would win the match easily, and this seemed even more probable when the Staff scored a second goal: Mr. Fletcher. receiving the hall from Mr. Brearley, headed it well wide of Knight into the goal. The Staff half-back line was playing very well and constantly broke up School attacks. while the Staff backs checked the School wingmen nearly every time,. Halfway through this half the School scored their first goal. when Moffat, picking up a pass, beat Mr. Bradley. The Staff, however, attacked vigorously and scored their third goal through Mr. Titchmarsh. The School. however, in no way disheartened, kicked off again, and their persistence was rewarded by a second goal just before half-time. Hutton chased a through pass and as Mr. Bradley came out of goal, scored.

Half-time:---Staff 3, School 2,

When play was resumed the School attacked immediately and soon obtained their third goal through Gilfillan. The School were playing much better this half and were constantly attacking. They had bad luck when Moffat headed on to the cross-bar, but soon afterwards Buckley scored the School's fourth goal. The Staff had their share of bad luck when Mr. Fletcher hit the cross-bar; but when the School attacked again. Gilfillan scored from Colquhoun's centre. The School added yet another goal when Wheatley scored from a breakaway. The School defence was playing very well and Knight rarely had to save any shots although Mr. Whiteley nearly scored for the Staff when he hit the bottom of the goalpost. Buckley scored the School's seventh goal from a corner kick by Gilfillan. Immediately afterwards Gilfillan completed his hat-trick when he scored the School's eighth goal.

Final Score:-Staff 3, School 8.

Teams:-Staff--Mr. Bradley; Mr. Whiteley and Mr. McKay; Mr. Ward. Mr. Waterhouse and Mr. Cumming; Mr. Thomas, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. Brearley. Mr. Titchmarsh and Mr Waghorn.

School--Knight; Slater and Jeffries; Wheatley, Parkin and Hall; Colquhoun, Moffat, Hutton, Buckley and Gilfillan.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Wednesday. 16th November. Team Knight; Morgans, Jeffries; Wheatley, Parkin, Hall (E. S.); Colquhoun, Moffat. Hutton, Buckley, Gilfillan. The School kicked off towards the brook on a pitch which was very muddy and made hall control difficult, Hutton and Buckley both very nearly scored in the early stages of the game. From a movement on their left-wing, which was exceptionally fast and gave the School trouble throughout the game, Ackworth opened the scoring, but Hutton immediately equalised. Ackworth replied strongly, but Knight brought off a very good save. Play was even for some time after this, but then the School scored twice: Hutton got the first from a goalmouth scrim-mage and Gilfillan the second from a centre from the opposite wing. Ackworth replied and encouraged by this goal, scored two more from left-wing break-aways. But from a centre by Colquhoun, Hutton equalised and soon after that put us ahead after a corner by Gilfillan had gone to Buckley.

Half-time:--School 5, Ackworth 4.

 After about 20 minutes of desultory play in the second half, Ackworth equalised. and about five minutes later regained their lead. Mainly through the excellence of their goalkeeper, they held on to their lead in spite of deter-mined pressure from the School. After a long period of fruitless attacking by the School, Buckley having beaten several men, passed to Hutton, who scored, and soon afterwards the School regained their lead. a corner by Gilfillan being turned to good account by Hutton again. Moffat and Gilfillan added further goals, the latter's a beautiful cross-shot which took the goalkeeper by surprise. Just after this (the mist was becoming more of a hindrance now), Moffat completed the School's total.

Result:-School 10, Ackworth 6.

Scorers:-Hutton 6, Moffat 2, Gilfillan 2.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, 26th November. Teams:-School- Bain; Parkin, Jeffries; Wheatley, Rhodes, Hall; Colquhoun, Moffatt, Hutton, Buckley, Fletcher; O.E's.-Thirkill; Sorby, Howarth; Rollin, Sivil (E. N.), Walton; Sivil (V. It.), Gray (R.). Hawkswell, Pearson, Gray (W. S.). We lost the toss and defended the brook goal. The ground was hopeless for good football; but the School made the mistake throughout the match. of neglecting the top wing, where there was least mud. Soon after the start a centre from his brother gave Gray L. the O.E's. first goal. This was followed by a brilliant header by Hawkswell from a centre by Sivil (V. It.). The School then attacked and Buckley nearly scored; at the other end Pearson hit the post. Very soon, however, Pearson made no mistake with a penalty after a foul on Hawkswell. Moffat forced a corner after a clever piece of dribbling, but nothing came of it. To clear, after this attack, Sivil (E. W.) passed to Pearson, who ran up the field and scored with a fine shot into the top corner of the net. Then a School defender was unlucky enough to score through his own goal in attempting to clear; considering the state the ground was in this was nothing more than had luck. Hawkswell added two more before half-time, the first from a centre from Gray S. and the best after a shot from Gray R. hit the post.

Half-time:--School 0, O.E's. 7.

After half-time the School began to attack, but the O.E's. soon retaliated, and the School goal had some narrow escapes: Bain was playing very well. Hawkswell added two goals quickly, the first after a centre from Gray (S.). the second after a brilliant solo run. After an interval Gray (R.) headed in again. and Gray S. and Pearson both nearly scored. Bain was playing brilliantly. and shirking nothing. Gray R. then placed the ball perfectly for Hawkswell to head in. Bain pounced on it but could not prevent its going over the line. Then Rollin added another from a pass by Hawkswell. The School attacked strongly and scored through Hutton five minutes from time. If the School had looked more to the top wing instead of trying to plough through the centre they might have scored more goals. The play of Jeffries deserves mention: few of the O.E's. goals were scored from the right-wing.

Result:-School 1, O.E's. 12.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, 3rd December. Team:---Bain; Sargent, Jeffries; Buckley. Parkin. Wheatley; Colquhoun. Moffat. Hutton, Rhodes, Gilfillan. The School kicked off towards the copse and attacked strongly; very soon they were rewarded with a goal, for Rhodes shot and the goalkeeper's save went to Hutton, who made no mistake. But soon the Falcons equalised and went ahead by shots which went over Bain's head. They soon increased their lead, in spite of valiant efforts by Bain; Hutton nearly scored at the other end. By half-time they had increased their lead to 1-9; their fifth goal particularly was a very fine shot.

In the second half they increased their lead after a movement in the right-wing. Play became more equal now, and the School deserved two goals at least, and at last they were awarded a penalty, a chance which Rhodes made

good use of with a powerful shot to the right of the goalkeeper. The pitch was very muddy and the ball would hardly roll at all; after this penalty the Falcons tried ground shots, and the crowd was amused when the ball simply stuck in the mud round the goal, and Parkin and Jeffries managed to clear on the goal-line. In spite of brilliant play by Bain. the Falcons added another before time. The backs came out too much, and the right-wing was neglected: the Falcons gave an object lesson to the School in swinging the ball about the field.

Result:--School 2. Falcons 11.


The prospect for the School 2nd XI at the beginning of the season was extremely bad as there seemed to be very little material of any value from which a good team could be formed. However, after many experiments, a moderately good side has been built up and it has a fair chance of success against second elevens of other schools. It is when playing school first elevens that the side is hopelessly out-classed. Of the sixteen players who have been tried in the team, only three can fairly be called "two-footed" players. This is an immense handicap and it cannot be stressed too much that if boys wish to become efficient footballers, they must practice kicking with both feet.

Amongst the individual players, Booth is perhaps the most noticeable. He has speed and courage and if he could learn to shoot well, would be a very good centre forward. Sargent is improving rapidly at full back, his tackling being particularly good. Un-fortunately, his left foot kicking is so weak as to be almost useless. Fletcher, L. W. has good ball control but has not sufficient " dash ". Holmes is a junior player of great promise having very good ball control, a good sense of position, and ability to pass the ball at the right moment. Bain in goal has played several good games before he was put into the 1st XI and Corner has been an enthus-iastic Captain.

The House competitions have so far not progressed sufficiently for any conclusions to be drawn, one round not having been com-pleted. Osborn are. however. the only side to have won all the 1st Xl matches they have played , while the Saxons are overwhelming all others in the 2nd N I competition.

The Saturday games still attract good numbers, of parents as well as boys. The 1st XI have not lost one of these games, but the opposition has been very weak; generally, the junior elevens of the various School Houses have turned up far from complete. The one exception was a game with 2D at the beginning of the Term, when we had a rousing game, ending in a 3-3 draw.

Swimming and Water Polo.

SWIMMING has been making steady progress during the term, Many new names have been added to the list of " swimmers " (those who can swim one length), and it is interesting to note that 63 per cent. of boys in the senior school can now swim (December 1st). This is not considered an ideal state of affairs, but it is much better than it was a few years ago, and the number is gradually increasing. Many " swimmers " have made good progress both in style and speed. Pickering, F. B. (2D), a newcomer to the School, is extremely good for his age, particularly at back crawl. and he might easily turn out to be a future champion.

Only one swimming match has been held this term and it ended in a comfortable victory for the School over Nottingham High School by 39 points to 16. The most exciting event was the free style relay race in which Roycroft, J. S., the last swimmer, entered the water three yards behind his opponent and won by one yard. Foggitt, G. H., won the breast stroke and neat dive events and Pickering won the back stroke.

Tile general standard of Water Polo has also improved considerably. Two unofficial school matches have been played against the Junior Technical School, each of which resulted in a 4-1 victory. Coldwell, K. is the best player in the side, having developed quite a powerful throw. Roycroft, J. S., Chamberlain, P. B., and Richardson, K., are also promising. House practice matches have been organised and four houses have turned out reasonably efficient teams. It is hoped that House swimming captains will encourage and coach their players so that a full Mouse competition can be held in the summer.

In the department of Life Saying, there has been considerable activity and before the end of term 22 people will be examined for the Bronze Medallion of the R.L.S.S,

Scientific Society.

THE annual general meeting of the Society took place on Friday, 16th September, at 4.30 p.m., under the chairmanship of Mr. Redston. The meeting expressed thanks to the retiring Secretary, J. Gadsby, for his excellent work during a long period of office.


The party of six members were first shown the most modern eye-testing apparatus, consisting primarily of two adjustable revolving cylinders of lenses, which not only cuts out the error in old trial spectacles due to the short space between two lenses inserted in the latter, but ensures that the patient sees through the lenses in the same position as through spectacles made to order. The instrument for looking into the patient's eye was demonstrated, but not explained.

The lenses are ground to prescription with rouge. The frames are cut out of slabs of the compound material (which seems to be made of some mysterious alchemy) and rounded off with files, while the ear pieces are sticks filed, and bent while warmed by a current of warm air. The lenses are inserted in the grooves in the frames while the latter are expanded by warming. The modern shapes of lenses are cut by a diamond on a holder, constrained by shapes of steel, sometimes quite different to the resulting shape of the lens.


The 27 members made a tour of Goole Docks in the morning, and saw three different methods of loading coal into ships. The first one picked up railway trucks and tilted them in mid-air until their contents fell into the hold of the ship. The second took railway trucks in a lift and levered them over until the coal fell out, while the third lifted coal containers, which are drawn from the collieries in tens along the canals, out of the water in a cradle, tilted them, and after every piece of coal had been scraped out, let down the containers into the water. The party also saw the latest locks, which, before opening, allow the levels on both sides of the gates to equalise by means of an underground channel. The Docks are at a higher level than the river at high tide so that water from the canals is used. Most of the trade is carried on by continental coal-exporting ships and Norwegian, Danish, and other ships which import eggs, butter, cheese, etc.

At Reckitt's, although the party was received very hospitably, very little of scientific interest was seen.


A party of 36 members heard a very explicit and instructive lecture on the application of X-Rays to metallurgy.

After the lecture the party was conducted round the departments of metallurgy, etc., including the new laboratory opened in September last by Sir William Bragg.


The 24 members enjoyed a very interesting tour of the snuff works. Snuff is merely finely ground tobacco. Before grinding the tuns of tobacco are broken up into the separate " hands," stacked, and sprayed with a little water and soda to keep it fresh. After being finely ground it is scented by ordinary scents, and packed in various ways. The small 2d. tins seem to take more packing than all the other larger tins together. The number of pounds of snuff consumed in Sheffield alone, per week, is truly amazing.

After the tour of the works Mr. Harland invited the party to look round his excellent curio collection.

 Orchestra Notes.

IN response to the appeals for more brass which have regularly appeared in this article we can now boast five trumpets and a horn, and can thus play music in which the brass has a prominent part. As newcomers this term to the trumpets, we ' welcome Hipkins, M. H. and Hill, H. A. W. The second violins have been largely reinforced, and we would like particularly in this connection to thank Mr. Moles for the work he is putting in coaching them for the School Concert.

We are now preparing for the School Concert with great vigour with the Choir we are doing airs by Purcell and the strings are accompanying the Middle School in Nicholls' " Toy Symphony on American Airs."

The orchestral items include the first movement of Handel's Water Music orchestrated or rather made possible to listen to, by Hamilton Harty: the first movement of a symphony by Gossec, unjustly pushed into the background by his contemporary Haydn, and a scherzo by Charles Woodhouse, which those who went up to London last summer remember with mixed feelings having played at sight, and a few short songs by Brahms. Also, five of us are at work on the first movement of the E flat quintet of Schumann for piano and strings.

It will now be possible for those who take up a wind instrument to have lessons at School, and wood-wind instruments particularly are wanted now. But anyone who has ever thought of playing any instrument should dismiss all hesitation from his thoughts and go straight to Mr. Baylis.

D. M. J.

The Choir.

THE Choir, now about fifty strong, is rehearsing for the School Concert, when several songs, both with and without Orches-tra, are to be presented. Next term, the morning hymns will be rehearsed more regularly than at present, and also the music for Speech Day will be tried.

Will anyone who wishes to join the Choir please see Mr. Atkins before the end of the term? Altos and tenors are especially welcome, also anyone who will still be at School at Christmas, 1939, and who would be willing to take part in the operatic production.


 The Library.

ALL sections of the School Library have now been recatalogued; the card indexes have been put in working order, and borrowers should make full use of them.

The new Middle School Library of non-fiction books has been well patronised, but there are many boys who do not yet know of its existence. Although it was planned for boys in the Middle School, there is no reason why it should not be used by those who consider themselves of higher rank, for there are books to interest everybody. Librarians will be pleased to give all the help they can to boys requiring books on special subjects. Besides the new books of which this section is mainly composed a number of new books has been bought for the Branch Libraries.

We are glad to say that for most of this Term boys have been able to take out or return books on any day of the week; this system will be continued.

Most boys who use the Library during the dinner-hour seem to be interested only in the periodicals; we should be greatly obliged if they would take a little more care of them. It would also be helpful if boys did not disturb the chairs and benches. Everyone who uses the Library should read the rules.

Finally, we should like to thank those Old Boys who have filled some of the gaps in the library collection. Need we say that any further help would be most welcome?

G. S. H.


Last term the Classical Library was left in a chronic state of disorganisation. In accordance with the general revision of the School Library this term, it has now been thoroughly overhauled, rearranged and re-catalogued, and the card-index has been brought up to date and restored to working order. Some books are still in the possession of Old Boys, but it is hoped they will be recovered by and by.

The new books this year have been chosen with a view to filling a long-felt deficiency rather than to open up new fields of learning. First and foremost we have the three volumes of the " Lyra Graeca,'' which is invaluable both for its complete collection of the fragments of the Greek lyric poets, and for the evidence from ancient sources of all we know concerning them. The other books are of value chiefly to the students of Greek history: How and Wells' " Commentary on Herodotus," which is in the form of notes to the text of Herodotus, but contains in addition useful information on all branches of the historian's subject; and Tod's " Greek Inscriptions," a survey of the archaeological evidence which supplements the narrative of the ancient historians.

B. M.


The Tuesday Club.

THE Tuesday Club has held regular meetings during the term, generally once a week. The standard of the stories contributed is on the upgrade, gradually we are producing authors not of blood and thunder, but of stories which have the merit of good description and originality of plot. The Chairman is J. D. Edgeley and the Secretary, N. R. Hiller. We would welcome about half-a-dozen new members from the 4ths or 3rds next term.

The Gramophone Club.

THE Club has devoted its meetings chiefly to illustrating the Sheffield Philharmonic Society's concerts. Among the works played, the most important was the Pathetic Symphony of Tschaikowsky. There was one evening meeting to hear a performance of the Violin Concerto of Beethoven.

Old Edwardians.


MASON, D. M. (1922-1929) on June 30th, to Miss Marion Cook.

HURST, F. A. (1921-1929) on July 16th, to Miss Yvonne Cockayne.

MOUNTFORD, F. P. (1920-1928) on September 3rd, to Miss Evelyn Lomas.

BELK, C. K. (1921-1927) on March 19th, to Miss Mary Bateman.

WINKLE, C. W. L. (1923-1930) on September 15th, to Miss Marian Firth.

NEWTON, F. W. (1925-1929) on June 4th, to Miss Betty Douglas.

SOMERVILLE, A. L. (1919-1927) on August 13th.

A. G. DAWTRY has passed the Final Examination of the Law Society and has been appointed Assistant Solicitor to the Sheffield Corporation.

G. A. BOLSOVER, Secretary of the Old Edwardians Association, was elected to the Sheffield City Council as representative of the Ecclesall Ward, and is a member of the Secondary Education Sub-Committee and other Sub-committees of the Education Committee.

F. W. NEWTON is at the Tring Branch of the Midland Bank. Address: Jasmine, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts.

C. B. J. HART is Senior French Master at Reigate Grammar School. Address: 18 Meadow Way, Reigate, Surrey.

G. M. TINGLE is a Probationer Vice-Consul at Peking, and will be abroad for three years.

A. L. SOMERVILLE is designing a bridge for the Southampton Corporation. Address: 35 Butterfield Road, Southampton.

F. H. WILLIAMS is Medical Officer on the gunboat Cicala and is enjoying exciting experiences in Chinese waters.

C. F. HURST (1916-1924) was recently elected to the Board of Samuel Osborn & Co., Ltd., and associated companies, and is Vice-President of Sheffield Junior Chamber of Commerce.

F. L. THOMAS is a Clerk at Woolwich Arsenal. Address: 83, Congreve Road, Eltham, S. E. 9.

H. R. VICKERS has been appointed Dermatological Registrar to the Royal Infirmary, Sheffield.

Rev. A. B. SWALLOW (1916-1923) has succeeded Rev. A. King as Curate of St. Mark's Church, Sheffield.

G. F. E. RAMSDEN has received an appointment in the Sudan Medical Service.

A. H. BRIGGS is an Ophthalmic Surgeon in Lincoln.

E. G. CROOKES is House Surgeon at the Royal infirmary, Sheffield.

J. M. BROOKS (1906-1913), who commenced practice as auctioneer and estate agent at Bakewell in August 1920, is principal partner in the firm of Marchant Brooks & Co., of Bakewell and Matlock. Past Master of Dorothy Vernon Lodge, Bakewell, he received provincial honours in the province of Derbyshire, 1937.

G. REDMAYNE (1919-1923) has been appointed Manager of the Bank of British West Africa at Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria.

B. PICKERSGILL has been for the last two years in a technical post with the G.P.O. Film Unit (21 Soho Square, W.1). His latest duties include the direction of an animated puppet film in colour for children.

THE BANK X1-SOLUTION (see page 16).

Director Mrs. Ford.
Manager Mr. GRANT.
Assistant Manager Miss HILL.
2nd Assistant Manager Mr. ADAMS.
Cashier           Mr. LONG.
Counter-Clerk Mr. JONES.
2nd Counter Clerk Mrs. KANE.
Book-keeper  Mr. CLARK.
1st Typist Mrs. BROWN.
2nd Typist Miss DALE.
Caretaker   Mr. EVANS.

House Notes.


A glance at the League tables will show that the House football has not, as yet, met with great success, and as excuse, we can only offer the loss of such warriors as Holden. Crookes, Downing. Sarjant, Flint and Maddocks, to all of whom we wish success in the future,

The 1st XI has been particularly unfortunate, but the match against Welbeck showed some improvement and gave its a little encouragement for the remaining ones. The 2nd has managed to win three matches and draw one, but there is a need for better team work and more shooting; the players have been rather flattered by the results. The 3rd has won two and drawn one. but we hope to see brighter times when its skill has been improved by experience.

It does not seem likely that we shall be quite as successful in Swimming as we have been in the last few years. but we want to get as many points as possible for boys who can swim a length. so swimming should not be neglected because summer is a long way ahead.


The loss of four great stalwarts in Bolsover, Sorby, Powell and Shooter. was very great, but there were still some good footballers in the House, and a well-balanced team has been formed. This is shown by the fact that we are easily at the top of the 1st XI League, after having played five matches.

 The House is hoping to regain the Challenge Cup next Tern, and if everyone does his bit this is by no means an impossibility.

Swimming is also improving in the House this year, and, under the leadership of Okell we ought to have better success than we had last year.


We were very sorry to lose K. A. Chare last "Perm, but we wish him every success at Oxford. He has always been an able and helpful Head of the House and Captain of Cricket and Football.

This Term. the House 1st XI has not proved itself as strong on the field as it is on paper. Moffat, who has played consistently well, has captained the House team very ably, and next Term the 1st XI ought to improve its position in its division. The keenest match. so far, has been that against Arundel, whom we defeated 4-3. The 2nd XI, under the captaincy of H. M. Jones, has done well. being fourth in its division, while the 3rd XI is second in its division.

We take this opportunity of reminding all members of the House that the Sports and the Cross-Country will soon be here again, and that it is never too early to start training. There is no reason why we should not do well in both these events, and we hope that more people than usual will enter and train for these events next Term.


The 1st XI has done fairly well this Term, but has had the misfortune to have been deprived of its Captain, Rhodes. who has proved a worthy successor to Burley. The 2nd XI. under the veteran generalship of Barnes, is top of its division, and the 3rd XI, captained by Bishop, is fourth.

We congratulate Harrison on his County Major Scholarship, and wish him success in his career at Cambridge. Guite has succeeded to the headship of the House. and is to be congratulated on having organised a most enjoyable House Social. In Guite. Corner, Rhodes and Fisher. we can boast a record number of prefects. We welcome all new members of the House, and urge them and others to start early next Term with their training for the Sports. Corner is anxious that boys should learn to swim, if they cannot already do so, and that those who can swim should become proficient at Water Polo. It is hoped that next Term the House will make a determined effort to repeat last year's victory in the Sports.


This Term the House sustained the great loss of Gadsby, who has been Head for several years, and also Ledingham.

We now have a complete Water Polo team, which practises regularly every Tuesday night, and we are looking forward to gaining a high place in the Inter-House Competitions to take place next year. Two of our players, Roycroft and Drake, are among the best players in the School, and the former has a certain place in the School team.


Although Wentworth lost the services of Griffiths, Newton and Gebhard last Term, the House has done surprisingly well this Term. The 1st XI Football team, after many uninteresting seasons near the bottom of the table, has at last, come near the top. Last year we won the Cricket Casket, the Open Singles and Doubles Fives Cups and also a cup in the Sports. This year, now we have got the talent, the House should do even better, and it is up to everyone to realise that they can do their part in lifting the House out of the oblivion in which it has rested for many, many years.

Towards the end of next Term, Fives and Swimming will be dealt with seriously: the prospects for both are very good. Parkin is in charge of the Swimming, and anyone who wishes to see him may do so in Room 63. The new boys in the House should do this as soon as possible next Term. Anyone who wishes to learn to play Fives should see Buckley at the Prefects' Room. The younger boys of the House, and especially those who do not play Cricket or Football, should try to learn this game, which they will find very interesting.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Topical Crossword.



I. What Mr. Moles bought for 5/6.
8. The occupant of Room 63's this is tied in reef-knots.
12. rev. An island of the West Coast of Eire.
13. Adjective applied to butter.
14. Clinker lava.
15. M industrious spirit (" The 'tempest.")
16. Renowned for his green baize sports
17. Sharpen. [coat.
19. The letter which the natives of Northern Ireland apparently never forget to pronounce is here missed out from it.
21. Old up North.
22. " The - of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power."
24. rev. Played well in the Head's place at 25. He trumpets.       [Cricket.
27. Stack's his neighbour.
29. Those who arrive 6 down never fail to this the voice from 83.
31. For identification.
34. A step or a negative in France.
35. Satisfactory these have now been evolved.
36. Favourite hunting ground for lesson
37. See 40 down. [readers.
38. T in Morse.
39. Painted green.
40. What the spectators call the football.
41. She was a spectator during the French Revolution.
43. and 42 down. Product of wit. 44. We put this in out of patriotism.
4G. rev. Scull.
47. The cricketer on the hearth.
48. 2 down can this as well as eat bananas.
49. and 49 down. A sunken fence laughs.
50. Divides England from Scotland.
51. Marble.
52. Told to pick things up.


1. 16 across was this when he charged the ref. in the back in the Staff Match.
2. See 48 across.
3. The Gym. Master obviously uses Plenty
4, rev. And tear.           [of this
5. We have sung of this king.
(3. See 29.
7. 13. R. could digress upon this property of the Assembly Hall at length.
8. Bore.
9. rev. Much about nothing.
10. This paper must be watched for.
11. The porter is still this to most of us.
18. Applied to schoolboys though not to potatoes.
20. Gadsby was clever at getting these.
23. Went with beauty.
26. The light this charged at Balaclava.
28. A song of joy.
30. You must do this before joining hands over the anvil.
32. Arrived in 55 B.C. (This for the kids).
33. -- 6 case.
40. rev.
37. Bad teeth.
42. See 42 across.       
43. Newt.
45. Furnishing company.
49. See 49 across.