King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. X]
MARCH, 1940.
[No. 5.


Hon. Sec.






School Chapel Service




Old Edwardians' Roll of Service


House Notes


The School Play


The Junior School


The Scientific Society


Another Ballade


The Library


Old Edwardians


The School Orchestra


More Term-End Puzzles


The Philharmonic Concerts




The Chess Club





ANOTHER Term has been spent under emergency conditions, Nether Edge are still with us, though in reduced numbers, and the School has again worked freakish hours. Apart from a dreary fortnight of afternoon shift at the beginning of Term, lessons have been held on every day in the morning (for five periods), and on two days only in the afternoon. The fatigue of these neces­sarily longer shifts has been felt by all, and though the School is by no means inhospitable, most of us will be glad to occupy the building exclusively again.

The long snow spell added further to our inconvenience. The School Football elevens Were, of course, unable to fulfil their engage­ments. For over a month no Football whatsoever was played. The 1st XI has played only two matches so far and is not likely to play again ; the 2nd XI has played only one game. House Football was thrown into confusion, and it was eventually decided to complete the 1st XI competitions only. The Cross-Country Run was put back a fortnight to March 16th, and the Athletic Sports postponed until next Term (April 27th).

The Dramatic Society have broken the monotony of the term with the production of Charley's Aunt, by Brandon Thomas, on March 8th and 9th. Sickness, among the cast-one unpatriotic artist contracted German Measles-caused the play to be postponed for a week, but the finished product was very satisfactory. A full account will be found on another page.

Hearty congratulations to : D. M. Jones on his State Scholarship and Open Scholarship for Classics of £100 a year at Trinity College, Cambridge ; G. H. Calvert on his Open Scholarship for Modern Languages of £60 a year at Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; G. S. Horner on winning an Open Scholarship in Classics of £90 a year at Pembroke College, Oxford.


The cold spell added considerably to the -picturesqueness of the School. During the severest weather icicles many feet long could be seen hanging in several places from the roof. The snow brought the usual dog-fights, enlivened this year by the presence of Nether Edge. Younger boys who were forced to run the gauntlet between rows of our guests in the street showed heroic self-control in abstaining from retaliation ; a snowball behind the ear is by no means an aid to cool-headedness.

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The suppression of excessive noise from the Lower School in the break and dinner hour seems to us a happy innovation. We had become almost resigned to feeling the School vibrate with din from high-spirited Form-rooms.

Unlike one or two amateur psycho-analysts in the Sixth Form, we have not observed any dangerous signs of repression in the temperament of the Lower School. It is with pleasure too, that we record that an effective check has been placed on stampeding along the corridors.

The Head Librarian reports a vast increase in the issue of books this Term. To whatever cause this is attributable-the black-out or the increase of leisure due to the changes in School hours-it is a happy sign. Many new books have been bought this Term, includ­ing a new batch of the ever-popular "William -" books, and adven­ture stories by Percy Westerman. These, of course, have been issued practically all the time. Nevertheless, old stock has not been neglected, and many books, which at one time were never moved from the shelves are now in regular issue.

We feel there is a crying need for more social activity - in, the School., Literary and debating societies in school life fluctuate in popularity. Just now they are at a low ebb. The Sixth Form Discussion Group is receiving very meagre support, as are' the Gramophone Club and the Chess Club. The Transitus Discussion Group has, so far as we are aware, gone completely out of com­mission. Societies in the Lower and Middle School are never heard of. Cannot some of our brighter lights stimulate some activity ?

School Chapel Service.

THE School Chapel Service was held on Sunday, January 14th, when we were privileged to hear an address by Dr. Alexander Wood, Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Dr. Wood showed, from Christ's example in washing the feet of His disciples, that the truly great man is the one who willingly serves his fellows, not the one who disdains to give service to anyone. Every one of us must endeavour to make his own contribution to the community, in return for the services of others, on which we draw for our food, shelter and clothing, and all other necessaries.

Those of us especially who are allowed to live a sheltered life in order to gain a higher education than most of our contemporaries, must realise our added obligation, for that preferential treatment is given to us to enable us to give greater service to our fellow men in our turn. We must, therefore, strive continually and willingly to prepare ourselves for our task, remembering that true Service is the greatest contribution we can make in life.

M. H. H.


It has been decided to institute a Commemoration Service to be held annually to commemorate the foundation of the School and its descent both from the Sheffield Royal Grammar School and from Wesley College. The connection with Wesley College will be recog­nised by holding the Service in the School Assembly Hall, which is part of the original Wesley College buildings, while the connection with the Sheffield Royal Grammar School will be marked by holding the service on a Sunday near to May 4th, the date in 1604 on which the Charter was granted to the Royal Grammar School.

The first Commemoration Service will be held on April 28th this year, when the sermon will be preached by the Right Rev. A. E. J. Rawlinson, the Bishop of Derby.

Old Edwardians' Roll of Service.

(This list includes the names published in THE MAGAZINE of December last. with additions and corrections received up to March 1st, 1940. We are asked by the Ministry of Information not to give fuller details of unit or station).

ADAMS, G. T. Sapper, Royal Engineers.

ARNOLD, G. Signaller, Royal Corps of Signals.

ARNOLD, S. K. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

ARTHY, J. C. Royal Artillery.

BAGGALEY, P. D. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

BAKEWELL, A. Lieut., Royal Artillery.

BELCHER, A. D. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

BESWICK, L. Major, Royal Army Service Corps.

BLACKHURST, J. W. Royal Corps of Signals.

BLAKE, H. Trooper, Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons.

BOOL, R. E. L/Cpl., Royal Engineers.

BOWMER, H. A. Royal Air Force.

BREESE, C. H. Royal Army Pay Corps.

BROUGH, V. G. P. Lieut., Sherwood Foresters.

BROUGHTON, C. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

BROWNE, P. W. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

CAWTHORNE, G. H. G. Flight-Lieut., Royal Air Force Reserve.

CHARE, K. A. Naval Airman, Fleet Air Arm.

CHARLESWORTH, R. K. Royal Artillery.

CHESHAM, G. Military Police.

CRAIG, R. L. Major, Royal Army Service Corps.

DENMAN, L. B. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

DOBSON, E. B. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

DOYLE, A. Royal Army Ordnance Corps, B.E.F.

EARL, J. G. C. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

ELLIS, J. L. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

EMBLING, A. D. H. Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force.

FAULKNER, A. Royal Artillery.

FEARNEHOUGH, L. 2nd Lieut., Royal Artillery.

FLETCHER, D. L. L/Cpl., Royal Engineers.

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

FULFORD, D. Flight Cadet, Royal Air Force.

FULFORD, J. M. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

FURZEY, D. A. Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force.

GARNER, H. C. Cpl., Royal Army Service Corps.

GILMORE, C. J. F. Chaplain, Royal Air Force.

GODDARD, G. W. Coy. Sergt. Major, Royal Tank Corps.

GOULDEN, G. H. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

GREENING, M. P. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

GRIFFITH, D. K. Royal Army Medical Corps.

HALL, G. V. Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force.

HOMES, R. Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force.

HOLMES O. S. Flight Lieut., Royal Air Force (Auxiliary).

HOOLE, C. L/Cpl., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

HORNER, F. K. Sergt., York and Lancs. Regt.

HORNER, P. N. Royal Engineers.

HOYLAND, J. C. Driver, Royal Artillery.

HUGHES, D. A. P. Sergt-Pilot, Royal Air Force.

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

HUTCHINSON, W. B. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

HUXTABLE, G. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

JENKINS, A. B. D. Royal Artillery.

JENKINSON, G. Royal Army Service Corps.

JENKINSON, G. W. L/Cpl., Royal Army Service Corps.

JOEL, L. G. Lieut., Royal Engineers.

JOHNSON, E. F. Royal Air Force (Auxiliary).

JONES, D. B. Corpl., Royal Army Service Corps.

JONES, G. F. Lieut., Royal Corps of Signals.

KIRKHAM, L. Corpl., Military Police.

KELSO, J. A. 2nd Lieut., York and Lancs. Regt.

LEE, J. B. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

LEESON, J. A. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

LIMB, S. Corpl., Royal Army Medical Corps.

LONG, A. W. R. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

LONSDALE, P. S. Corpl., Royal Air Force (Auxiliary).

LUMB, V. Driver, Royal Army Service Corps.

MACKINDER, J. C. Lieut., Royal Engineers.

MARRIAN, P. Sub-Lieut., Royal Naval Reserve:

MILES, S. Surgeon-Lieut., Royal Navy.

MOFFAT, R. C. Royal Air Force.

MOLD, J. C. Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, B.E.F.

MOND, D. M. Bombardier, Royal Artillery.

MOWAT, E. J. B. 2nd Lieut.

NAISH, E. F. E. Lieut., Royal Navy.

NAISH, G. O. Commander, Royal Navy.


NEWTON, H. H. Sapper, Royal Engineers.

NICHOLSON, T. de C. Royal Artillery.

NIXON, P. D. Sergt-Observer, Royal Air Force.

PARKIN, M. H. Sapper, Royal Engineers.

PARRAMORE, P. R. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

PEACE, A. J. M. Sergt-Pilot, Royal Air Force.

PHILLIPS, R. P. 2nd Lieut., Royal Army Service Corps.

PLATTS, R. G. Corpl., Royal Army Service Corps.

PRICE; F. C. R. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

RAYNER, G. H. Lieut., Army Dental Corps.

RAYNER, J. H. L/Cpl., York and Lancs. Regt.

REVITT, C. H. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

RICHMOND, J. Prob. Sub-Lieut (E), Royal Naval Volunteer Res.

ROBERTS, R. Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force.

ROBINSON, R. B. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

ROBINSON, W. R. Royal Corps of Signals.

RUBERY, J. W. Sergt., Royal Army Medical Corps.

SENIOR, D. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

SENTANCE, S. G. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

SHAW, P. L. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

SHIRTCLIFFE, R. Corpl., Royal Air Force (Auxiliary).

SIBLEY, D. C. G. (Master). 2nd Lieut., Royal Army Service Corps., B.E.F.

SKINNER, E. O. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

SNAPE, T. D. Observer, Royal Air Force.

SPEDDING, A. J. Driver, Royal Army Service Corps.

SWIFT, G. L. Sergt., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

TAYLOR, M. H. Royal Corps of Signals.

TORY, G. W. Lieut., Royal Artillery.

TURNER, A. S. Sergt., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

TURNER, G. H., B. L/Cpl., Royal Army Service Corps.

TURNER, S. Lt.-Col.

TURVEY, N. A. Royal Army Service Corps.

TWIDALE, T. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

TWYFORD, H. R. (Master). Flying Officer, Royal Air Force, B.E.F.

UNSWORTH, C. L. (Master). R.A.O.C.'

UTTLEY, J. Royal Scots. Regt.

VENABLES, N. C. Sergt., Royal Tank Regt.

VICARY, A. R. Lance Bombr., Royal Artillery.

VICARY, G. D. Somerset Light Infantry.

VICKERS, H. R. Surgeon-Lieut., Royal Navy.

VINCENT, L. Flight-Lieut., Royal Air Force.

WAINWRIGHT, K. J. Eng.-Sub.-Lieut., Royal Naval Reserve.

WARD, - R.E. Surveyors.

WATKINS, E. B. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

WATSON, L. Bombr., Royal Artillery.

WELCH, R. G. D. Lce Bombr., Royal Artillery.

WHATLIN, S. Corpl., Royal Air Force.

WHITE, J. A. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

WIDDISON, J. A. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WILKINSON, J. H. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WILKINSON, J. S. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

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

WILLIAMS, F. H. Surgeon-Lieut., Royal Navy.

WILLIAMS, A. H. D. 2nd Lieut., Royal Engineers.

WILLIAMS, J. H. Royal Corps of Signals.

WILSON, F. Corpl., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WINGFIELD, R. C. York and Lancs. Regt.

WOOD, G. K. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WOOD, G. S. Lieut., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WOODCOCK, D. H. Gunner, Royal Artillery.

YOUNG. P. Royal Army Service Corps.

The School Play.

THIS year the School Dramatic Society wisely decided that what we all needed was a good laugh, and instead of the traditional Shakespeare or Sheridan they gave us Charley's Aunt. The curious may find in this playa picture of undergraduate life in a vanished age of chaperones and champagne ; the boys of K.E.S. proved by their laughter that the play is amusing enough to live on though times have changed.

Shakespeare will stand up to the worst of acting ; farce succeeds by creating somewhat brittle illusions, shattered at once if the actors strike a false note. Farce needs pace, team-work, clear-cut characterisation, and sincerity-even solemnity-in acting ; the play succeeded because these essentials had been grasped,

The most exacting, if the "fattest," part is that of Lord Fancourt Babberley, alias Charley's Aunt ; it was excellently acted by Love. Someone remarked that he was rather like Charlie Chaplin, and the compliment was deserved. Love is a born comedian, who missed few chances of fun in action and facial expression, though his diction is not always good.

The two old gentlemen, acted by Truelove and Horner, are not easy parts to play ; both actors did well, Truelove, in particular, in appearance, voice, and manner was just as Mr. Spettigue should be. Townsend, as the Scout, spoke his lines well, though rather quietly. The young men were most pleasantly and naturally acted by Rhodes and Wheatley, who were sufficiently contrasted to add interest to the play. It is not easy amid the absurdities of farce to keep up the illusion in a " straight " part. Both Rhodes and Wheatley succeeded.

What of the ladies ? They had an especially difficult task in having to wear modern fashions before the critical eyes of mothers and sisters. The applause they earned was sufficient proof of their success. Campailla (Amy) was the livelier, Leeson (Kitty) the more feminine. Fenton (the real Aunt) looked extremely well, but was a little too subdued in manner. Cox was charmingly unsophisti­cated, but a little stilted in speech.

Above all, the work of the actors as a team was excellent, particularly in triumphing over the difficulties of a cramped stage. The only faults were a tendency not to speak out enough, and lack of experience in " pointing " lines. But the whole production was evidence of our good fortune in having at our disposal the unusual talents, ingenuity and devotion of Mr. Watling.

The stage manager (Bolton) and his staff had to cope with three different scenes, and did their job well. We are apt now to take for granted the efficient services of Mr. Redston and Mr. Magrath, but we must congratulate them on refusing to be intimidated by A.R.P., Black-out, and such nuisances.

Love was right when he took the chance to make fun of Hamburg and Haw-Haw ; two delightful evenings were quite the best antidote we could take for that poison, and we hope we may soon have another dose,

W. H. S.

The Scientific Society.

ALTHOUGH the Society was unable to function at all last Term, it has had a busy time since Christmas, and is looking forward to several more activities before the season closes.

The Annual General Meeting was held in the Large Lecture Room on January 16th; Mr. Redston presided. It was unanimously decided that "About £3 of the balance in hand be put aside for the purchase of science books for the School Library." The books have now been bought and are available from the Science Sections of the Library.

The first visit of the season was to the Fire Station, on January 31st. The party was shown over all the engines, tenders and auxiliary pumps. Efficiency is, of course, to be expected at fire stations, but no one could fail to be impressed with the completeness and thoroughness of our firemen's foresight, especially when one saw a bell ring in half a dozen different places, a fire-tender motor started up, the glass doors swung open and half a dozen other gadgets work-all by the pressing of one or two switches on one board in the control room. And how many tools and appliances are packed into the " Emergency Van," which can accommodate about six firemen inside and looks no more complicated than an ordinary grocer's van from the outside !

On February 14th, a party visited the works of Pawson & Brailsford, Ltd., printers. The chief interest of this visit is the process of marbling book edges. The pattern to be put on the edge of the book is made in paint of the various bright colours floating on a solution of a special Irish seaweed. Dozens of synthe­tic and natural substitutes have been tried for this seaweed, but not one has been successful. When one sees a book edge dipped in the liquid, the surplus solution washed off, and the marble effect left on, it seems so easy ; and yet it is only possible since some unknown man in the past made the million-to-one chance discovery of the Irish seaweed. All the various processes of printing, litho­graphy, typesetting and bookbinding were also seen.

The Half-Term visit on Monday, February 19th, was to Notting­ham and Derby. When the party arrived in the morning at the works of Dobsons' & M. Browne & Co., Ltd., lace manufacturers at Nottingham, half the members were entertained to coffee and biscuits while the other half were shown round the works. Then the first half went round the works while the others had refresh­ments. To attempt to describe lace machines is futile ; one must see them to believe that they work at all. Suffice it to say that they work on the jacquard process, and look strangely like gigantic harps, with threads of cotton for strings. They are lubricated with black lead-oil is disastrous. About a dozen women have the job of fastening together threads which have snapped in the turmoil of these machines. In the last department we visited, there were women working with what looked like ordinary sewing machines. But these machines worked so quickly that no one could get a very clear idea of what was going on, except that beautifully sewn floral designs appeared on the plain lace. Finally, the party saw several show-pieces, including a complete pictorial history in white lace of Joan of Arc.

The visit in the afternoon to the works of the Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co., Ltd., Derby, proved very interesting. Not only did the party learn how good china was made, but also, by contrast, how bad pottery was made. Only the most complicated designs are put on by transfer ; all the red, blue and gold designs for which Crown Derby China is famous, are done by hand throughout. All the paint and transfer is put on before the articles are dipped in the liquid glaze-there is an art in getting the glaze spread evenly - and then " fired." Several tons of coal are needed to " fire " one kiln of pottery. Each plate and two cups are put in an airtight container and when these containers have been stacked inside the kiln, the whole is bricked up and raised in temperature to several hundred degrees centigrade, by fires placed round the kiln. The visit ended with a long look round the showrooms ; it was, perhaps, the nearest we should ever be to such good pottery !

The most important item of this Term's activities was the lecture on " Soap Bubbles," by Mr. Redston on Monday, February 12th. After giving a short account of the way in which surface tension causes a liquid's surface to behave as a stretched elastic membrane, he proceeded to show the peculiar effects of this phenomenon. First he showed how the surfaces of soap solution stretched on wire frameworks, assumed shapes of least area and such that any meeting of three surfaces was at 120 degrees. Aniline in water in a beaker forms one large drop and when warmed it has the same density as water. When it is about to become less dense than the water it starts to fall in the water, and so makes a slow motion picture of how a drop of liquid forms, when about to fall from a tap. Waxed sieves-with genuine holes-were floated on water. A waxed needle floated also, but a larger one insisted on sinking, despite Mr. Redston's coaxing and assurances that it did float really. Soap bubbles were handled with woollen gloves, bounced against each other, coalesced and burst by being brought near a charged ebonite rod. Mr. Redston is to be complimented on the way in which all the experiments worked so well, especially because soap solution is such a fickle substance, and needs very careful preparation and keeping. It was a pity that the Fourth and Fifth Forms were not represented in greater numbers.

In conclusion, may I remind readers that the Scientific Society is open to all boys above the Third Forms. There is no drastic initiation ceremony as most boys seem to imagine. All activities of the Society are published on the notice board near the Newbould Lane doorway. Any boy wishing to take part in any visit has only to assume he is a member, and do what is asked. The worst fate that can happen to him, is to be sued for his annual subscrip­tion to the Society-3d. this year, and then he is a member.

A. T.

The Library.

THE Library seems to have benefited from the black-out and the severe weather ; at any rate, the circulation this year is more than double last year's, and there is every reason to hope that we may continue to have an issue of considerably more than a thousand books a Term in future. The increased interest which has been shown is most gratifying, though we feel that it is largely dependent on a continued flow of new books. Our purchas­ing resources are however, very limited, and we should like to appeal first to borrowers to return books as soon as they have read them, and secondly, to those who have any books which might be of use, to offer them. We should be particularly glad to receive interesting boys' adventure stories or modern " thrillers," and are extremely grateful to those who have already made presentations. As we expected, the Westerman and the " William " books are easily the most popular ; indeed, the latter seem to have been sought by nearly everyone from the seconds to the Prefects ; the race was usually to the swift.

There is a general complaint from subject librarians that not enough interest is taken in their books by boys below the Sixth Form. Details of their recent purchases and brief notes by them will be found below ; we will only add that if anyone requiring a book from one of the special subject libraries finds it inconvenient to obtain it himself, the Head Librarian will gladly make the necessary arrangements.

Finally, any suggestions for improving the library service will be welcomed ; for it is clear that there is still much room for expansion.

G. S. H.


Six excellent new books have been added to the Art Library this Term. These are books on Manet, Daumier, Turner, Gauguin, El Greco and Rodin, each containing many reproductions of the works of these artists, which will be invaluable to all who are interested in Art.

R. P.


The Scientific Society kindly presented Biology for Everyman in two volumes, and we have also obtained three rather specialised practical books.

The Library has most of the standard works on Biology, and, in addition, contains many popular books for light reading such as, A Picture Book of Evolution and Essays in Popular Science. Anyone who is interested in the subject is invited to use the Library, and we would be pleased to see an increase in the number of books borrowed, especially by members of the Biology Transitus.

J. E.


The Classical Library has been enriched this Term by a number of books which have been urgently needed. We have partly remedied the weakness in the philosophical section of the Library by the acquisition of Cyril Bailey's edition of Epicurus. We have also purchased three books recently published on Greek culture : Werner Jaeger's Paideia, and his study of Demosthenes - an attempt to elicit from his orations the criteria for their political under­standing ; and Gilbert Murray's Aristophanes. We would like to express our appreciation of H. F. Guite's munificence in presenting the Library with a number of much-needed texts (would that every Old Edwardian would emulate his example !), including Loeb editions of Menander, the speeches of Aeschines, and Books III and IV of Thucydides ; and Oxford Texts of Plato's Laws, etc., Cicero's Epistolae ad Familiares and Xenophon's Socratic Works.

L. W. F.


It is regrettable that the six bookcases on the West side of the Library should have been looked upon for years as the home of the dullest books and a collection of the grimmest learning. Once again we invite members of the Middle and Upper Forms of the School to make use of the drama, poetry and fiction sections, if not of the criticism. Any librarian will be glad to arrange loans.

We have an imposing list of new books this Term. First and most important is Child's English and Scottish Ballads, which fills a very glaring gap. This excellent book should find a more popular appeal than merely to Sixth Form students. The book's value lies in the fact that every extant version or fragment of such famous ballads as The Twa Corbies, Tam Lin and Chevy Chase, is printed. We have added two Nonesuch editions - the Ben Jonson and the Alexander Pushkin - books which present in very readable style the works of important authors. Marlowe's Plays and Poems Pope's works and Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, and Bee, have been bought. Another Scandinavian playwright, August Strindberg, is now represented in the drama section, and we have acquired the comedy, Ah Wilderness, and the tragedy, Mourning becomes Electra, by Eugene O'Neill-the American who has caused such a stir recently in the drama world. Two standard novels which were conspicuous by their absence, Tess of the D' Ubervilles, by Hardy, and Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, have been bought. Mayo kindly presented four novels by H. G. Wells on leaving. Finally, we have purchased The Personal Heresy, a controversy on Milton between C. S. Lewis and E. F. W. Tillyard.

J. H. P. U.


The History Library rejoices in the possession of two new works of out­standing merit and lasting utility. The one, by Professor Joliffe, casts light on the constitutional obscurities of Britain in the Middle Ages, which has proved invaluable to those studying that period. The other acquisition, Pirenne's History of Europe, is a work of genius indispensable to a true understanding of the period between the barbarian invasions and the sixteenth century. Fertile of ideas, it owes its freedom from befogging detail to the fact that it was written in a German prison camp, where Pirenne was confined during the last war.

These latest acquisitions supplement an already copious collection, which may prove of use to boys in the Transitus, as well as to the Sixth Form, who alone seem to patronise it at present.

J. S.


The prevailing impression of the Modern Language Library seems to be that it consists of a jumble of dull, dry text books, fit only for the consumption of the Sixth Form.

Fortunately that is far from being the case. The Library contains a large selection of good novels in French, German and Spanish, many of which provide easy and attractive reading even for those who are in the early stages of a language. The wide range of works of criticism is very valuable and helpful in the study of foreign literature, and provides ample material for the preparation of essays. The historical side too, is well repre­sented. Finally, for reference purposes, reliable dictionaries of all three languages are provided, as well as a number of grammars.

Hitler's Mein Kampf in the original German provides interesting reading for the student of current affairs, although its complex style makes it a difficult work for beginners.

Another notable book just acquired is Bithell's Modern German Literature, which covers the period from 1870 to 1938.

The librarians are always ready to help and advise in the selection of books, and would like to see many more boys in the Fifth and Transitus using the Library, which is intended for them just as much as for the Sixth.

M. H. H.


So far this year very few books have been borrowed from the Science Library, which is very surprising considering the great number of excellent books it contains. The books are not all highly technical, but many are of general reading interest. The Library is open to all boys in the School and the Science Librarian, Buckley, is available any time after School at the Prefects' Room for issuing books. The Chemistry section of the Library is kept in the Small Lecture Room, and the Physics section in the Large Lecture Room.

New Chemistry books this Term include Molecular Beams, by Fraser ; The Modern Atomic Theory, by Speakman ; Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen, by Knox, and a very good general reading book-Vitamins, by Harris. New Physics books include The Universe of Light, by Sir William Bragg ; The New Chemistry, by Andrade ; Einstein and Infield's The Evolution of Physics, and a general reading book, Television, by Moseley and McKay.

The Scientific society graciously presented the Library with four new books this Term-A Short History of Science, by Sherwood Taylor ; Research in Electricity, by Faraday ; Electrons, by Millikan and The Manufacture of Dyes, by Cain.


The School Orchestra.

THE Orchestra has suffered some losses since last year. Mr. Thomas' clarinet is sadly missed, and the viola section is now very weak. However, Mr. Fletcher has taken up the oboe, and he makes a very welcome addition to the wood wind. The brass still lack a trombone. If any boy of the School is thinking of taking up a brass instrument, let him choose the trombone.

This Term the last movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. I has had most of the attention. Other works we have been prac­tising are J. S. Bach's Overture " Orione," a Minuet and Gavotte by Lully, and a march by Woodhouse, called " Unity," a work of little merit. The Beethoven still offers many difficulties to all parts of the Orchestra, but we are gradually mastering the Overture, a very pleasant composition.

We are always glad to welcome more members, especially from among the lower Forms. To learn to play a musical instrument is as essential a part of education as learning mathematics or Latin.

G. H.C.

The Philharmonic Concerts.

THE last series of concerts has been given by Dr. Malcolm Sargent and the Halle Orchestra. Unfortunately, boys of the School were unable to attend the first of the three, as it was on one of those Saturday afternoons when we had to come to School. Thus we missed the performance of Brahms' first Pianoforte Concerto.

However, the other two concerts were held in the evening, and quite a large number of boys of the School enjoyed them both. In the first, the soloist was Myra Hess, and she gave excellent interpretations of Grieg's Pianoforte Concerto and Cesar Franck's Symphonic Variations for pianoforte and orchestra. The orchestra played Haydn's Symphony No. 97, the first movement of which our School Orchestra played in London a couple of years ago, and Tchaikovsky's Casse-Noisette suite. Both works were played with vigour and skill.

The third concert consisted of a ballet-suite by Gluck, orchestrated by Mottl, Lalo's Symphonic Espagnole for violin and orchestra, Delius' Brigg Fair, and Dvorak's New World Symphony. Although the playing throughout was excellent, the atmosphere at this concert was not so congenial as that of the preceding one, owing to the small attendance. The soloist was Antonio Brosa, who played with skill if not with feeling. The Symphony was very well received by the audience, as it deserved to be.

There will probably be other concerts later on and it is to be hoped that the audiences will be swelled by boys of the School.

G. H. C.

The Chess Club.

MEETINGS this Term have been rather thinly attended. Those who have been coming have shown keenness and evidently enjoyed their games. The problem-solving and games competitions have, to date, not produced sufficient points to make their quotation useful.

It is to be hoped that with the increasing length of day interest in this School activity will improve.


LAST term was a difficult one for the School Troop, but this term has seen a revival of the regular troop meetings and other activities. It has been decided to limit the troop to a total of 96 Scouts, divided into three sections of four patrols each, in charge of Mr. Gaskin, Mr. Cumming, and Mr. Harvey, whom we welcome as S.M. in place of Mr. Thomas. We have lost the help of A.S.M. R. B. Robinson, who is on active service, but we welcome D. W. Hawker, who is applying for a warrant as A.S.M. Mr. Cumming has now taken over the job of Q. M. Recruiting this term has brought the troop almost up to full strength.

The ban on the use of the School buildings compelled us to make fuller use of the Hut, which we hope will now serve its proper purpose as the home of Scouting in the School. Much has already been done to make the Hut more useful and more comfortable, and much more is planned, to be done when funds permit. The first step was the blacking-out of the windows-a fairly easy job ; the second, the installing of two stoves, which provided adequate heating even in the coldest days of this severe winter. Our intention is that the larger room in the Hut shall be kept comparatively bare, and suitable for the liveliest games, but that the smaller room shall be made as comfortable as possible, and used for reading and quiet activities. In this room there is still plenty of work to do (it has to be lined, decorated, and furnished), but there is no lack of enthusiasm and energy. A Scout Library has been formed and a cupboard bought for it. We have to thank Mr. Gaskin, Mr. Hickox, Mr. McKay, Mr. Savage, D. V. Peace, and J. A. M. Cooper for gifts of books.

Our impression is that there has been some falling off in efficiency as measured by the winning of First Class and other badges. The present importance of such things as First Aid, Fire fighting, Signalling, etc., is so obvious that no Scout ought to be content to remain half-trained for the work that the public expect Scouts to be able to do. The limiting of our numbers is designed to help us to eliminate slackers, and maintain a troop of Scouts, and not just of boys in Scout uniform.

A number of older Scouts are working as A.R.P. messengers ; others have done useful work in filling sandbags, collecting waste paper, etc. The collection of waste paper in the Western Division was organised by Mr. Smith, who was helped both by Rovers and Scouts of the School Troop. This work led to our buying a trek-cart. Paper collection is soon to be resumed, and no doubt other forms of service will be developed in the coming months. Naturally, during school terms work and games have the first claim on Scouts' time, but during the holidays there should be many chances of carrying out the Third Law. Sheffield is justly proud of its Scout Service Bureau, and it is to be hoped that all our Scouts will register for service during the school holidays.

Holidays suggest camping. At the moment it is not possible to say how camping will be regulated, but the Government is well aware of the value of Scout camping, and to quote The Scouter, " it is up to the Scouters of the Troop, and to the P. Ls., to get on with preparations for camp in the certain knowledge that camping will not only be allowed, but encouraged." In the meantime, Grimbocar is available, as well as the Rover site at Edale.

The Rovers have inevitably gone down in numbers owing to the war, but are no less active than before. Those Rovers who have joined the Forces have soon realised the value of Scout training, and for us at home the war has provided a fresh incentive to prepare ourselves to help others, and to look beyond present evils to the strengthening in peace of the world-wide brotherhood of Scouts.



THE weather this Term has prevented the 1st XI from completing a successful season. By the end of last Term the team was playing very well, but only two games have-been played so far this Term in neither of which did the School encounter much opposition.

Every member of the team knows his own faults, but criticism of the team will not be out of place if other footballers in the School, especially those who hope to be in next year's eleven, study them and try to avoid the same faults. Swift has been a reliable goal­keeper, but needs to pay much more attention to collecting a ball cleanly, especially a high ball, and not just pushing it down on to the ground first and then collecting it. His anticipation when running out has not been very good. The two backs, Sargent and Jeffries, have both been resolute and determined tacklers, but could still make better use of the ball in their clearances by clearing to an unmarked man. Both backs too, should remember that it is most important that they recover their positions quickly after going to tackle a man. Jeffries must remember that a full-back should never dribble. Parkin, the centre half-back, another deter­mined tackler, must remember always to mark the centre-forward closely and never wander away from him, especially up-field. One of the reasons why Wheatley has scored so many goals this season has been that he has been able to shake off the opposing centre-half with surprising ease and has been unmarked when passes came to him. Accurate marking and covering are essential in a good defence and a steady improvement in both these points has been noticeable throughout the season. The wing-halves in Football to-day have probably the hardest job of all. Hutton and Wigley have not been as accurate in their marking as they might have been, for it is generally from the inside forwards that attacks are started. The wingmen, Ashford and Fletcher, have been much too slow and missed many fine chances of cutting in and scoring them­selves. The days when School wingmen did that seem a long time ago. The wingers should also remember to centre the ball either squarely or a little behind, but never forward into the goalkeeper's„ reach. At inside forward, Rhodes, Gilfillan, Stamp and Buckley have all been guilty of failing to challenge the opposing wing-half when the latter was taking the ball up the field. If the inside fails to do this it means that one of the defenders must come up to tackle and in so doing always leaves an unmarked opponent in the attack ready for a pass.

The heading of the reserves of the team has been very poor. Boys in the School never seem to make any serious attempt to learn how to head the ball correctly until they reach the 1st XI. A School 1st XI should not have to be taught the technique but the tactics of the game, and I am sure the 1st XI of future years would be greatly improved if the footballers in the School would at least try to be able to head the ball correctly and kick with both feet, before they reach the first team.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Mr. Whiteley, who was in charge of the 1st XI last Term, in the absence of Mr. Waterhouse, for his excellent advice and criticism of the team, and Mr. Wheeler for his expert refereeing of the games at Whiteley Woods. Thanks also are due to the Headmaster for his coaching at the very beginning of the season.           

T. R. B.


1ST XI. Re-awards.-K. C. Hutton, M. Parkin, P. Rhodes, P. J. Wheatley. Awards. G. R. Gilfillan, R. F. Jeffries, N. G. Sargent.

2ND XI. Re-awards.-G. Bain, L. W. Fletcher. Awards.- F. S. Hall, G. A. Jowitt, J. K. Olivant, R. Stamp, G. W. Swift, W. E. Wigley.


Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, December 2nd. Team:- Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wigley ; Wheatley, M. F., Stamp, Wheatley, P. J. (Captain), Gilfillan, Fletcher.

The School lost the toss and kicked off towards the copse. The pitch was very muddy in the centre and in the goalmouths. A strong wind made it very difficult to control the ball accurately. The Falcons' side was not as strong as usual, for although the defence was the same, there were only one or two of the regular forwards playing. The play was fairly even at first, both sides experiencing some difficulty in accustoming themselves to the con­ditions. The Falcons opened the scoring after ten minutes when, Pearson ran down the middle and scored with a well-placed shot. The School attacked immediately afterwards and Wheatley, P. J. put the ball into the net with a good shot, but the goal was disallowed as Fletcher was yards offside. The School had a lucky escape when Pearson ran through and hit the foot of the post with Swift beaten. Shortly afterwards the same player added a second goal for the Falcons. Wheatley, P. J. replied for the School, when he was put onside by the ball glancing to him from an opponent. The School were playing much better and the passing was more accurate ; they did very well to be only one goal behind when kicking against the wind.

Half-time : School 1, Sheffield Falcons 2.

With the wind behind them the School attacked strongly after half-time and soon drew level. Hutton started the movement which led to the goal with a well-placed through pass to Fletcher and when the latter centred Wheatley, P. J. put the ball in the net. Soon afterwards the School took the lead when Hutton again made a beautiful through pass to Wheatley, P. J. on the right, who raced on, beat the Falcons' left-back, and scored with a well-placed shot. Wheatley completed his hat-trick just afterwards from a pass by Gilfillan, but Pearson reduced the lead when he scored with a through pass down the middle. However, the School quickly added another goal, when, after good work by Stamp and Wheatley, M. F. on the right-wing, Wheatley passed across to Fletcher, who easily scored with a shot just inside the post.

The School defence again played very well, but Pearson always looked dangerous when he got the ball, and was a constant menace. Jeffries, although tackling very well, was still on the slow side : his heading was good especially when he headed away a hard shot which would probably have gone in near the end of the game. Sargent and Parkin were as reliable as ever, but were never really tested during the game. Swift was also reliable in goal, and made one very good save towards the end. The wing halves, Hutton and Wigley, played very well, falling back into the defence one minute and then helping the forwards in attack the next ; Wigley, however, should pay much more attention to his passing-in which Hutton, incidentally, set a fine example in the second half. The forward line was good at times, and apart from one bad miss by Fletcher, took every possible chance. Our linesman, Wheatley, M. F., who had to play at the last moment, tried hard throughout the game ; Stamp was again conspicuous with his foraging in the forward line and should develop into a very good player. The other inside-forward, Gilfillan, made several good passes to open out the game and with Fletcher, formed a good wing in the second half. Wheatley, P. J., again led the line in his usual fine style, being an excellent opportunist.

Result : School 5, Sheffield Falcons 3. Scorers : Wheatley, P. J. 4, Fletcher,


Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday December 9th. Team :­Bain ; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Wigley ; Holmes, Stamp, Wheatley, Buckley, Gilfillan.

Buckley returned to the side for this match after a month's absence, but Swift, Fletcher and Ashford were all unable to play. The School lost the toss and kicked off towards the copse in rainy weather ; the pitch was in a dreadful condition, being very muddy indeed. Play was fairly even at the beginning and both sides took some time to settle down. Saville, the goal­keeper ; Wall, at right-back, and Pearson, at centre-half, were outstanding for the Lynwood Old Boys ; they constantly broke up the School attacks and started their own forwards moving. However, the School defence was quite safe, but the Lynwood Old Boys' forwards missed several chances. The School took the lead after some time with a very fortunate goal. When the School were attacking Olivant, at left-back for the Lynwood Old Boys, headed the ball past Pearson into the goalmouth straight to Wheatley, who easily scored. The School were now beginning to get on top and during one attack Buckley scored with a shot just inside the post.

Half-time : School 2, Lynwood Old Boys 0.

The School forward line was re-arranged at the beginning of the second half, Buckley and Gilfillan changing places with Stamp and Holmes. The move succeeded at once for straight from the kick-off the School swept down on the right-wing due to splendid passing between Gilfillan, Buckley and Wheatley, but when the latter was clean through Saville made a brilliant save to prevent a goal. However this was only the start of several similar movements and Wheatley soon ran through and scored a third goal for the School. The Lynwood Old Boys then re-arranged their team, Wall moving to centre-half and Pearson into the forward line. This move, too, was a successful one, for Pearson soon opened the scoring for the visitors. The School added a fourth goal though just afterwards when from a pass by Wheatley, Buckley crashed the ball into the corner of the net : this made the score 4-1. Immediately afterwards, however, the Lynwood Old Boys launched all into the attack and backed up by Wall, Pearson scored three more goals and Corner one, making the score 4-5. Most of these goals came from long clearances by Wall down the middle over Parkin's head, and it was not until Sargent and Jeffries kept well behind the centre-half that the School succeeded in stopping the Old Boys' forwards. The School rallied strongly when they found themselves one goal behind, and after a good movement by Gilfillan and Wheatley, Gilfillan levelled the scores from Wheatley's pass. The School then took the lead again when Wheatley passed down the middle for Buckley to run through and score. Just afterwards, Wheatley scored again to complete the scoring. Meanwhile, under the new defensive formation, the School defence easily held the visitor's forward line.

Result : School 7, Lynwood Old Boys 5. Scorers : Wheatley 3, Buckley 3, Gilfillan,


Played at Firth Park on Saturday, February 24th. Team :-Howard; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Hall, P. D. ; Rhodes, Gilfillan, Wheatley, Buckley, Fletcher.

T is was the first School match to be played during the Easter Term, and in spite of the absence of Swift and Stamp due to illness, the School side was a very strong one. Rhodes made a welcome return to the side, after a long absence due to cartilage trouble, although he was only able to play on the wing. The School lost the toss and kicked off down the slope of a very muddy pitch. Fletcher opened the scoring for the School from the first attack and Wheatley very soon added another. The play was mostly in the Firth Park half, and the School wisely kept the ball on the wings, especially on the right wing, which was on the top side of the pitch this half. Further goals for the School were scored in quick succession by Wheatley and Rhodes : the second of these was scored by Rhodes assisted by Wheatley, who together charged the Firth Park goalkeeper with the ball into the back of the net. From a corner awarded to Firth Park, Buckley made a long pass down the middle for Wheatley, who ran on and easily scored to complete his hat-trick. Fletcher added another good goal just before the interval.

Half-time : School 6, Firth Park 0.

Although kicking up the slope this half, the School attacked as strongly as before and Rhodes soon scored. The Firth Park attacks were easily repulsed by the School defenders, who tackled and cleared very well. Further goals were scored this half by Wheatley, Rhodes and Gilfillan to make the total up to ten.

The School side again combined together very well, just as it did in the matches before Christmas, and if the forwards had not been out of shooting practice, the score might easily have been even heavier. Howard, in goal, had not a single direct shot to save throughout the game, but what little he had to do, he did very well. In the defence, Sargent, Jeffries and Parkin were as good as ever in their tackling and clearing and in their covering, there was marked improvement. Hutton, at right-half, showed that he was certainly in his best position now, by giving an excellent display of football. His tackling, passing and covering were a delight to watch. The other wing half back, Hall, fitted into the side very well and showed considerable promise, though both he and Jeffries had very little trouble from the right wing. Rhodes and Gilfillan formed a good right wing : Gilfillan did a great amount of work at inside-right and made many fine passes, of which Rhodes made full use, Wheatley again led the forward line very well and Buckley and Fletcher completed a good left wing.

Result : School 10, Firth Park 0.

Scorers : Wheatley 4, Rhodes 3, Fletcher 2, Gilfillan.


Played at Carterknowle Road on Wednesday, February 28th. Team :­Howard ; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Hall, P. D. ; Holmes, Gilfillan, Ashford, Buckley, Fletcher.

The School side contained only seven regular 1st Team players, but the sides were made more equal since the Nether Edge team was short of one player. Buckley won the toss and chose to kick with the wind and rain behind the School side. Nether Edge attacked from the kick-off, but the attack was easily repelled and the School attacked continuously for some time. Eventually Holmes opened the scoring when he was playing centre­forward, but just afterwards Buckley missed a penalty awarded for a foul on himself. The play by both sides was very ragged, and the School side were taking a long time to settle down. After Fletcher had missed an open goal, the School went further ahead with a lucky goal when Hall deflected a long shot by Jeffries into the net. The School defence was in good form, but the forward line was at present very disjointed. From a corner by Hutton, Buckley headed on to the bar, but scored from the rebound and later headed another goal from another corner well taken by Hutton.

Half-time : School 4, Nether Edge 0.

Holmes went on to the wing and Ashford centre-forward at the beginning of this half, and the forward line immediately improved, frequently penetrat­ing the Nether Edge defence. Both wings were prominent and Ashford showed considerable improvement at centre-forward. Goals were scored by Ashford 2, Holmes, Hall, Jeffries and Buckley 8, this half, Buckley heading two of his from corners by Hutton. This half the whole side settled down immediately, and the passing among the forwards and wing halves was very good. The defence was quite safe, though it was never troubled at any time by the Nether Edge forwards. Nether Edge scored from a corner when Hall headed the ball into the corner of his own goal, but at no other time did they even look like scoring.

Result : School 15, Nether Edge 1.

Scorers : Buckley 8, Ashford 2, Holmes 2, Hall 2, Jeffries.


Played at High Storrs on Wednesday March 13th. Team :--Swift; Sargent, Jeffries ; Hutton, Parkin, Hall ; Rhodes, Stamp, Ashford, Buckley, Gilfillan.

The forward line had to be slightly altered for this match, as Wheatley and Fletcher were at Oxford. Buckley won the toss and chose to kick up the slope with the wind and rain. Play A as fairly even at first and the football was fast and entertaining to watch, but both defences were on top for a long time. The chief faults of the School side were that they were not getting to the ball quickly enough, and were holding on to the ball just a little too long. The School several times went near to scoring, and especially when the Central School goalkeeper turned a good shot by Rhodes round the post. Several corners awarded to the School were fruitless. Eventually Buckley put the ball in the net with a good left-foot shot, but the whistle sounded just before the ball crossed the line as Ashford was off-side. The Central School opened the scoring midway through the half, when the unmarked right-winger beat Swift with a shot just under the bar, after the School defence had been disorganised. However, not long afterwards, Hutton put the ball forward for Buckley to run through and score as the Central goalkeeper came out of his goal. From then onwards the School did most 'of the attacking and gradually began to wear down the opposing defence, and the Central goal had many narrow escapes.

Half-time : School 1, Central 1.

The School attacked consistently after half-time, and soon took the lead when Hutton scored from the touch-line with a dropping shot just inside the far post. The School side was now beginning to play much better and the defence, in which Sargent, Jeffries and Parkin were again prominent, was holding the opposing forwards quite easily. The Central side were beginning to show signs of tiring this half, and their defence was kept busy all the time. From a corner by Rhodes, Stamp eventually put the ball in the net after a scrimmage in the goalmouth, and a little later Ashford scored from a pass by Buckley. Just afterwards, Buckley completed the scoring with a shot into the top corner of the net.

The School side stood up to this hard and fast game very well, and won quite easily once they had worn down their opponents. The defence was safe, as usual, but the forwards were a little disjointed due in a large extent to the absence of Wheatley and Fletcher.

Result : School 5, Central School 1

Scorers : Buckley 2, Hutton, Stamp, Ashford.


This season, 2nd Team games have been restricted to seven matches, of which two have been won and the rest lost. The absence of good opportunities for training and team practices has had a marked effect on the performances, which would, I am sure, have been much better under normal circumstances.

The two most improved players in the side are Jowitt and Stamp, both of whom are strong, forceful footballers ; while Holmes has the ball control and skill to make a first-class forward if he will learn to use his weight to the best advantage. Olivant has been an enthusiastic captain.


Played at Firth Park on Saturday, February 24th. Team :-Chapman; Chamberlain and Powell ; Oliver, Olivant and Lake ; Dronfield, Cotton, Townsend, Malby and Wreghitt.

The School had a sadly depleted team for their first, and probably last, match of the Term. Firth Park with the advantage of the slope, scored a quick goal, and although the School fought back strongly, their attacks always broke down in front of goal. Many of the School's passes were not finding their men, and Firth Park, who seemed to be combining better, scored two more goals before the School could reply. The School right wing always looked more dangerous than the left, and it was the former which was chiefly responsible for the first goal. Even then it was Chamberlain, the right-back, who, after dribbling half the length of the field, sent in the centre which Malby converted.

Half time : K.E.S. 1, Firth Park Secondary School 3.

Not many minutes of the second half had gone when Townsend, who had changed places with Dronfield, dashed along the right wing and beat the goalkeeper with a beautiful low cross-shot. It looked as if the School was about to take control of the game ; but this was not to be the case, for Firth Park fought back and although kicking up the slope, scored three goals to the School's one. The latter goal was scored by Malby from a centre by Townsend. Firth Park's most dangerous forward was the left wing, who had a considerable turn of speed, and was consequently difficult to catch if he managed to break through the defence. The School left wing, both in attack and defence, being composed for the most part of boys new to the 2nd XI, did not attain to its customary standard of efficiency ; Malby, however, was dangerous in attack, while at right half Oliver played his usual sound game.

Result : School 3, Firth Park Secondary School 6. Scorers : Malby 2, Townsend 1.








































































The competitions for House 2nd and 3rd XI's were cancelled by decision of the Games Committee, February 29th.

House Notes.


House Notes in a Term such as we have enjoyed are bound to be meagre. Only one House match has been played up to date : it is hoped to finish the competition if the weather will let us, and also to have the Cross­Country, in which we have a record to defend, and if possible to beat. We record with regret the loss of C. Bain, E. S. Hall and W. E. Wigley, all of whom helped us very much in many ways ; we wish them all success in the future.

The Sports must not be forgotten, and if they take place next Term members of the House should be doing a bit of practice in the holidays. It is the effort of all the members of a House that wins these events, and not merely the star performances of one or two.

We want as many people as possible to pass the Swimming test this Term or next, and Coldwell (who is, we regret, very ill), is keen that the swimmers should keep in training. Dale will be in charge of Swim­ming, meanwhile.


We welcome to the House this year Mr. Fletcher, who has kindly con­sented to give us his assistance.

At the end of last Term we lost J. H. Mortimer, who had guided the Cricket and Football for the previous six months ; we send him our best wishes for the future.

The Football elevens have been fairly successful so far ; the 1st XI won decisively against Welbeck, though hampered by the snow, but the 2nd and 3rd XIs. have hardly had enough games to settle down.

In the Athletic Sports to be held at the beginning of next Term we expect a great deal from the younger members, and we hope that everyone who enters will see that he is fully trained and able to give of his best.

Anyone requiring help in preparation for the Swimming Sports should see Howarth as soon as possible ; there are quite a number of boys who show great promise in Swimming, and we hope they will develop their capabilities.


The season so far has been a very successful one. The 1st XI is at present first equal with Arundel, but there is every reason to suppose that, when we play them, we shall win. The team has played well, and the defence particularly is to be congratulated. The forwards are keen, but would do better if they would shoot at every opportunity. We congratulate Hutton and Jeffries on being awarded 1st XI colours. The 2nd XI has had a poor season, but there are some very promising young players in it, who should, in later years, give good service to the House. It has been a very good season for the 3rd XI, and it is a pity that they cannot continue with the good work and add to our cupboard another cup. When the Cross-Country Run takes place we hope that the House will be well represented and that Parsons and Wade will repeat their last year's performance.

Finally, looking forward to the Sports and the Water Polo, it is hoped that many boys will train hard for these events and by supporting the Champion Athlete help to secure the House Trophy.


Although Mervyn Jones left us last summer, this is the first opportunity we have had of congratulating him on winning a State Scholarship and an Open Scholarship for Classics at Trinity, Cambridge.

At the beginning of the Football Season, the 1st XI did not seem to have much chance of doing as well as last year's 1st XI. This was mainly due to the fact that the team was very light, but at the moment we occupy the same position in the League Table as we did last year, namely, fourth. The main reason why we have done so well is because every player has pulled his weight. Except for the first two matches which are the only ones we have lost, the defence has played exceedingly well. Kilner and Hemingway at full-back have combined very well with Craven at centre-half, who has performed the duty of marking the opposing centre­forward very well. Keighley, on the left wing, is a very promising young player and should do well. It is a pity that owing to the bad weather the 2nd XI games have been cancelled since our 2nd XI was top of the League Table and had every prospect of winning the 2nd XI League Cup.

As for the coming Cricket Season, it has almost become an accepted fact that the Cricket Casket should belong to Haddon and there can be no doubt but that our Knock-out Team will retain it.


Depleted by injuries, we have not been as successful as usual at Football. The team is small and very youthful ; most players seem disposed to seek individual distinction rather than work for the good of the team. Sargent has led us well, but many of the younger members seem to be lacking either in energy or spirit.

Many entries have been forthcoming for the Cross-Country Run and we sincerely hope that the number of starters will not be any less con­siderable. Boys should now be training for the Sports in order that we may recover our traditional supremacy. Success at Swimming, Fives and Cricket also necessitates hard training, and we wish to see as many members of the House practising for the coming competitions. Those who are unable to swim should try to do so before the Sports, since everyone can materially assist the House by swimming a length or breadth of the School Bath.

We have been very sorry to hear of Mr. Saville's protracted illness, and we wish him a swift recovery.


We congratulate Howes and Cotton on winning the Open Fives Doubles Competition at the close of the Summer Term.

Johnson, P. L., Drake, H., Lawton and Wilson, who helped to make last season successful at Cricket and Water Polo, have left, and conse­quently the Football 1st XI has had a desperately poor season. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have not had much chance of proving themselves, though they both won their first matches.

Although the Polo team has been seriously depleted, we hope to have trained a sufficient number of recruits by Whitsuntide to have a good chance of gaining the Trophy this summer.



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