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D igitized by the Internet Archive in 2014 https: details ashburian193619ashb THE ASHBURI AN A8HBURY COLLEGE OTTAWA VOL. XIX. TRINITY TERM No. 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Dedication .... _ 3 Foreword _ 5 School Officers 7 Magazine Staff 9 Editorial 11 School Notes 13 Chapel Notes 15 Old Boys ' Notes ' .. 16 A Glimpse of Conway 23 R.M.S. Queen Mary 27 The Rustic Moralist 31 Baseball versus Cricket 32 . . . Some of the People Some of the Time ... 33 Book Reviews 36 Youth ' s Problem ,39 The Eldest Son . ' 40 Dropping Things 41 A Query 42 Man ' s Heritage 43 The Debating Society « 45 The Mock Trial 47 The Trip to Oshawa 49 The Christmas Concert 51 Cadet Corps Inspection 53 The Boxing Tournament 56 Senior Games : Hockey 59 Skiing 62 Cross Country 63 Badminton 63 Cricket , ; . , 63 Intermediate Games : Hockey 65 Cross Country 67 Exchanges 69 The Ashburian Junior 71 Autographs 85 THE ASHBUR1AN mm mm n Jflajntr-Qknrral i tr dlamrs JHariBriru, |2C.(£.E, EiH. S., (Hammissimxst of ti}t itmjal (Canadian fHmuttrn $talirr and a frinto at Asl|twrg of lung standing tljts iasnr of Asljbnrtan is rrsnrrtfnUn, frbiratrd. Major-General Sir James MacBrien. K.C.B.. C.M.G., D.S.O. THE ASH BUM AN [5] Royal Canadian Mounted police OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OTTAWA June 2nd, 1936. Even though I am unworthy of it, I appreciate the honour of having the June number of the Ashburian dedicated to me, and also the honour of being asked to write this Foreword. I am glad of the opportunity of paying a tribute to a School of which I have the highest opinion, and to have this chance of sending a message to its Staff and Students. The favourable opinion which I have formed of Ashbury College is founded upon sixteen years of intimate associa- tion brought about by the attendance of my three sons at the school during that period. Most people righxly place much importance upon the scholastic attainments of the students and graduates of a college, and, in this respect, Ashbury has an enviable record. I am firmly convinced that those students who grasp their opportunities will leave Ashbury with their minds and bodies trained sufficiently well to give them a mental, moral and physical reserve of power for their " life ' s work. " My observations of the operations of the School lead me to believe that the Headmaster and Staff have made the develop- ment of character their chief aim, and have put it above the mere accumulation of knowledge. Character has been defined as that organism which desires, deliberates and wills a person to action, and it therefore regulates and determines the life of an individual. I am sure all will agree that the Headmaster has been very wise in placing character building as the chief objective of the School. Physical training and fitness has also been given a prominent place in the training of the boys at Ashbur ' , as the Staff appear to have recognized that a healthy mind is not possible without a healthy body. [6] THE ASHBURIAN I have always been gratified, too, to find that high ideals of citizenship, as may De practised in all walks of life, are constantly being kept before the students. The real test of a school lies in the lives of the students after graduation, and as Ashbury Old Boys are found in many prominent positions throughout Canada and elsewhere, it may be safely assumed that the School has been highly successful in attaining its aims of character building, scholastic training and physical culture, as well as training in citizenship. My message is that of congratulation to the Head- master and Staff for the excellence of the instruction in all its phases given in the past and at the present time at Ashbury. My message to the Students is to remind you that service to one ' s country is the first qualification of ci tizenship. You young Canadians who are fortunate enough to pass through Ashbury have a wonderful opportunity of equip- ping yourselves for the duty and the high privilege of a life of service to your country. " Give me leave to live and die in this opinion: that he is not worthy to live at all, who for selfishness, fear or danger of death, shunneth his country ' s service and his own honour. " With best wishes to all at Ashbury for their future health and happiness, and for the continued success of their splendid School. THE ASH BU Rl AN [7] H. A. Barends D. M. Lawson j$mb $1 rtUct ]. B. KlRKPATRICK H. D. L. Snelling A. C. Dunning J. C. Tyrer Captain of Rugby K. W. Heuser (lattifH (Eajrtaitta Captain of Soccer D. S. Paterson Captain of Hockey D. M. Lawson No. I Platoon L eader A. C. Dunning Captain of Cricket H. D. L. Snelling Company Leader H. A. Barends Vo. 2 Platoon Leader D. M. Lawson Drum Major J. B. KlRKPATRICK Signalling Officer D. S. Paterson Band Sergeant K. W. Heuser librarian J. C. Tyrer Lawrence I, G. Brown. L. Snelling, A. Grant, Wilgress II W. H. Hewitt, Esq., A. Dunning. H. M. Porritt, Esq., D. Lawson. J. Tyrer. THE ASH BU Rl AN [9] iiagazte Staff H. M. Porritt, Esq. A. C. Dunning G. E. Brown J. C. Tvrer Spurts liters D. M. Lawson W- A. Grant Exrljanric iEiiitnr H. D. L. Snelling 01|c Ashburtan Shutter E. D. Wilgress A. B. R. Lawrence rrrctaru uJrrasnrcr attft Hkx xxu B iKanagrr W. H. Hewitt, Esq. THE ASHBURIAN [11] EDITORIAL ON June 20th. term closes, and another school year is ended. Another school year: hut this year, surely, is distinguished by something that lifts it out of the category of " just another school year, " distinguished by something that in itself will remain a school memory as long as we live. There are few memories of our school days which time and tricks of memory will not distort somewhat as we grow older. As the affairs of the world, business and family life play an ever increasing part in our lives it will not be easy to recall all the things we would like to, those many incidents we thought so all-important while we were at school. Sometimes we shall experience difficulty in remembering the names of those boys who were our friends in the different forms. We may for- get who captained the hockey team that year we were in the Fifth, who won all the cups on our last Sports Day ; we may forget too who taught such and such subjects, but looking back we will recall that 1936 was the year in which a very kindly gentleman, our King, died. To us in Canada the memory of King George will always be associated with the radio. It was over the radio that we listened to his Christmas broadcasts ; it was by means of the radio that we were able, in a way, to share in the Jubilee celebrations, and it was over the radio that we heard those last bulletins and the simple announcement of his death, and the memory of that broadcast will re- main in our minds when the Italian conquest of Ethiopia and Germany ' s re- occupation of the Rhineland have long been forgotten. There was something particularly moving about that broadcast. There was nothing cheap about it, nothing sentimental. Official bulletins were read as soon as they were received, and between these announcements there was to be heard only the sound of Bow Bells ringing in the distance, calling, as it were, to the Empire to come and watch by the bed of its king. The thoughts of all those thousands of people listening to those bells, wait- ing, must have been very diverse. Some recalled, no doubt, the occasions when they had seen the King, riding in the Row, at Cowes, on one of the Jubilee drives ; others called to mind the King at the Front in those strenuous years from 1914 to 1918 ; others still, who had never seen the King, probably remem- bered the sound of his voice, and pictured to themselves his smile, so familiar from his photographs. A host of memories those bells called up. But our own thoughts that night in January were not so much of the life which, we were told, was " moving peacefully towards its close, " nor of the Queen, for whom one experienced an instinctive sympathy, but rather our mind seemed to centre on the Throne itself and on the man who would soon be called to carry on the traditions and uphold the ideals of a nation, of a people, of a [12] THE ASHBURIAN whole history. We seemed to see the pageant of England passing before us, her conquests, her successes, her trials, and a long list of names we had not perhaps called to mind for years seemed suddenly to spring up, Hastings, Agincourt, Crecy, The Black Prince, Cromwell, Drake, and a great feeling of pride and faith superseded the feeling of remorse and sorrow, and when the bells stopped and our thoughts turned once again towards Sandringham we knew somehow that there was nothing here for tears, " nothing to wail. Or knock the breast ; no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise or blame ; nothing but well and fair. And what may quiet us in a death so noble. " THE ASHBURIAN [13] SCHOOL NOTES WE regret to record the death of Rev. W. S. Major who on many occas- ions in the past has taken services in the chapel. Last term Mrs. Forbes Angus presented the School with a framed copy of the late King ' s speech on the occasion of the Jubilee, and had frames made for Lord and Lady Bessborough ' s pictures to match. The following is an extract from the Ottawa Journal of March 13th: BYTOWN MUSEUM EXHIBITION To those interested in the evolution of Canadian education, the exhibit has proved of more than usual interest. Included are pictures of early school houses, and of teachers, and volumes of old school books. Much interest was taken in the picture of old Ashbury School House, on Wellington Street, named after the home of the Woollcombes that has been in Devonshire since 1497. We congratulate Dunning on winning a prize offered by the Canadian Authors ' Association for his review of the Oxford Book of Canadian Poetry. His review is printed elsewhere in the Magazine. On February 27th, the School was presented with a Great Dane. A pure- bred, and full of dignity, " George " endeared himself immediately to everybody, and particularly to Oliver, his Guardian Angel at Ashbury. Unfortunately George hurt his leg and in biting at the bandages with which the Vet. had tied it up, he was poisoned, and after a few days in the hospital he died. George was given to the School by Mr. Rodney Adamson of Toronto and Mr. Barry German of Ottawa. On May 21st, a School Golf Match was played at the Hunt Club. It was a perfect day and everybody enjoyed himself immensely. The match was arranged by the Headmaster and was open to any Masters or boys who could give an approximate guarantee not to take more than 120 shots for the eighteen holes. One boy, Ronalds, scored a 77, and one-third of the competitors were under a hundred. We congratulate Mr. Whitfield on being re-elected President of the O.V.C.C. This is the fourth year that he has held this office. [H] THE ASHBURIAN THE HEADMASTER and PREFECTS J. Tyrer, D. Lawson, J. B. Kirkpatrick (Head Prefect), The Headmaster. H. Barends, L. Snelling. A. Dunning. THE ASHBURIAN [15 J SCHOOL NOTES (Cont ' d) The Ashburian, continuing its policy of awarding prizes for entries sent into the Magazine, gave the following awards for contributions to this issue: Articles, three Special Prizes; Barends, Grant and Tyrer: Stories. First Prize, Dunning; Second Prize, Tyrer: Verse, First Prize, Forde ; Second Prize, Grant ; Special Prize, Paterson : Photography, First Prize, Hyndman ; Second Prize, Heuser II: One-Act Plays, No Awards. The literary entries were judged by Mr. Brodie. We regret to announce the resignation of Mr. W. H. Hewitt as Secretary- Treasurer of The Ashburian. Mr. Hewitt has been connected with Ashbury for a number of years. He was Gym. Instructor here from 1912 to 1924 and has been responsible for looking after the business end of the Magazine for the last fifteen years. The success of The Ashburian in the past has been largely due to his efforts. CHAPEL NOTES THE following clergy have taken services in the School Chapel since the last issue of the Magazine was published ; Rev. Canon Bedford-Jones, Rev. Canon Waterman, and the Rev. W. J.i Bradley. Archdeacon Netten has continued his series of Friday Divinity Classes. On December 15th, a Carol Service was held in the Chapel. The boys, under the direction of Mr. Edwards, sang nine carols, the congregation joining in the better known ones. Some of the less familiar carols, such as " A Gallery Carol, " and " How Far Is It To Bethlehem, " which had interesting settings, were particularly pleasing. On the afternoon of January 20th, when the grave condition of King George was announced over the radio, Dr. Bedford-Jones conducted a short Interces- sion Service, when prayers for the King and the Royal Family were read. The next morning the School had its Memorial Service. This service was taken by the Rev. W. J. Bradley. The Archbishop was in the Chancel. His Grace addressed the boys on the meaning of the occasion and the importance of the Throne as the Empire ' s symbol of permanency and unity. On January 28th, the School attended the official Memorial Service in the Cathedral. On March 22nd, the Archbishop again visited the School and preached at the evening service. [16] THE ASHBURIAN On Wednesday, June 3rd, a Confirmation Service was held in the Chapel. Four candidates, McCallum I, McCallum II, King and Langley, were presented by Archdeacon Netten and were confirmed by the Rt. Rev. John Lyons, D.D., Lord Bishop of Ontario. OLD BOYS ' NOTES SINCE the last issue of the Ashburian went to press three Old Boys have married. John Fauquier, who left Ashbury in 1927, married Dorothea Agnes Coulson on November 26th, in St. John ' s Church, Ottawa. Gilbert Fauquier was the Best Man. John and his wife are now living in Noranda. On December 17th, Edgar N. Rhodes was married to Maryon Murphy. The wedding took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. David Woods, who was at the School from 1925 to 1930, was married in Toronto to Joyce Pattullo Lownsbrough ; and David Ross McMaster, who was President of the Old Boys ' Association last year, is to be married in Montreal on June 18th, to Elizabeth Aimee Budden. The President of the Old Boys ' Association this year is Gilbert Fauquier. We congratulate Edward Woollcombe on the birth of a daughter. Two Old Ashburians have distinguished themselves in England this winter. Robert Bowman, who was at the School from 1921 to 1928, recently joined the staff of the Daily Express, but before that he was with the B.B.C. and was one of those sent to Garmisch-Partenkirchen to broadcast running commentaries on the Olympic Games. The other Old Boy who has been in the news lately in England is Lou Bates. In a newspaper competition, started by Bob Bowman, to find out who the public thought were England ' s best hockey players, Lou Bates received the greatest number of votes for a defenceman. We congratulate R. W. Southam and Neville Spence on graduating from Queen ' s University, the former with a BA. degree and the latter with a B. Sc. Spence also won the Metallurgical Engineering Medal. Ramsey Park — Ashbury, 1931-1932 — received the degree of B.A. from the University of Toronto at its last meeting of Convocation. THE ASHBURIAN I The following is an extract from the Halifax Mail : " Robert L. Stanfield, B.A., son of Mrs. Stanfield and the late Lieutenanl Governo r Frank Stanfield, of Truro, was presented with the Governor- General ' s Gold Medal, with highest honours in fourth year Arts at the annual Convocation Exercises of Dalhousie University on Tuesday. Mr. Stanfield won a graduation diploma with high honours in Eco- nomics and Political Science He also was awarded the North British Centennial Bursary, and the Overseas League essay prize in second year Arts. " Bob Stanfield was at Ashbury from 1929 to 1932. We reproduce below a copy of a letter we have received from Robert Dav son, who left Ashbury last June and who is now at Dalhousie. Dalhousie University. Halifax, N.S., February 28th. Dear Mr. Editor, On looking through the Christmas issue of the Ashburian I came across a letter from Bishop ' s College. Seeing this letter inspired me to write to you, as Ashbury is well represented on this campus too, and I thought that some of the boys, and the Old Boys, would be interested to hear about them. Ashbury has, in all, ten boys attending- this university, all of whom are playing a major part in the college activities. John Rowdey is a second year law student and is a frequent visitor to the " Trial Club ' . Norman Gillies is taking a course in Geology and still has the military chest developed earlier in life under Sergeant-Major Stone. John Weldon and Stephen Macnutt are on the University boxing team ; the former is the holder of the middle-weight title, and the latter the welter-weight. Yours truly was badly taken to the cleaners in the final of the featherweight division ! Basil Whalley, in the freshman class together with YVeldon and Macnutt, received honourable mention for his fine work on the fresh- man football team. The two Stanfield brothers have been here several years : Pete is doing well in Engineering and is on the first line of the senior hockey [18] THE ASHBURIAN The Grounds THE ASHBURIAN [19] Old Boys ' Notes (Cont ' d) team; Boh is the studious one, and spends a great deal of time on his studies. The two remaining Ashhurians are Mason Johnson and Jack Bouti- lier, hoth of whom are " doing nicely " and entering into all the usual college activities as well as attending most of the prescrihed lectures. In closing this rather crude letter I would like to mention that we all hope for Ashhury ' s continued success. Sincerely yours, Rohert K. Davidson. L. H. Roherts Jr., who was President of the Dehating Society in his last year at Ashhury, has heen elected President of the Bishop ' s University Debat- ing Society and a member of the Students ' Executive Council. During the year he has debated for the university against Loyola College, Montreal, and against New York University. Roger Rowley is working for Gillies Brothers Lumber Mills at Braeside, Ontario. J. A. Calder is working this summer for the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. The following Old Boys have visited the School recently ; G. R. Perodeau, B. P. McCurdy, C. W. Fullerton, W. H. Hurd, W. F. Hadley, M. D. MacBrien, W. H. T. Wilson, A. C. Evans, A. Chapleau, R. W. Southam and Rowley Booth. We congratulate most heartily Jack Wilson, who left Ashbury in 1926, on receiving the degree of Ph. D. from Princeton. Since leaving School Jock has had a distinguished academic career. In 1930 he graduated from Toronto with a first class degree in Arts and went to Cambridge, leaving there in 1932 with an honours degree and a Pilot ' s Licence. Jock ' s specialty is Geology, and the sub- ject of his recent thesis for the Doctor ' s degree was " Structual Geology in Montana. " McGill University, Montreal. Dear Sir, I received your letter two very busy weeks ago, and have had no earlier opportunity of answering it. I have compiled as large a list as possible and I hope the following information will be of interest to some Ashhurians. [20] THE ASHBURIAN ' George " and Friends. THE ASHBURIAN [21] Old Boys ' Notes (Cont ' d) Ronald Leathern, who in his early years distinguished himself with the Players ' Club, is taking his M.A. this year. He is a brilliant student of Political Economy. Also graduating are Lem Schlemm, who is still busy with his badminton, and the Brodies who have been active with the Players ' Club. Bruce Ritchie and Fraser MacOuorquodale do much to liven up the House Faculty, while Ian MacOuorquodale, a Players ' Club Execu- itve, when last seen had grown a moustache and was playing the part of " A Jungle " in this year ' s Red and White Review. Charlie Gale, as debonnaire as ever, is busy exercising and dieting to keep his figure down, and still owes me a dozen oysters. Yuile knocks down High Jump bars with monotonous regularity. Jim Calder was on the Intermediate Track Team and lead the Inter- fraternity Hockey League scorers. A new prize arrival this year was Jack Ross who entered Alining Engineering — a great Social Creditor. Jack won the Intercollegiate Middleweight Boxing Title and has also done well in his studies. He is now surveying at Ste. Anne ' s. Another Ashbury boy is Oliver Whitby. We don ' t see much of him as he spends most of his time in the lab. Last year ' s freshman class, though small, did very well. Waldor Lyman, and Kennedy with his inimitable impersonations, are famous to most of McGill, John Ferguson, placed second in a class of three hundred, was elected Assistant Manager of the Senior Hockey Team, an exceptional honour for a first year student. My own accomplishments include being Playing Manager of our Championship Golf Team and Lightweight member of the Intercolleg- ite Championship Boxing Team. And now, Sir, may I take this opportunity to thank you for allow- ing me to act as Press-Agent for McGill, and may I assure any future Ashburians coming to McGill that we will give them a very warm wel- come. Yours sincerely, Graham Ferguson. Word has just reached us that on Saturday, May 23rd, David Fauquier, who was Head Prefect in 1933, was married in Toronto to Ailene Rogers Fleming. Finally, we congratulate Alexander Garvock, B. Eng., on receiving another degree from McGill at the May meeting of Convocation. Alex, is now a graduate in Commerce as well as in Engineering. [22] THE ASHBURIAN The Annex THE ASH BURIAN [23| A GLIMPSE OF CONWAY By J. C. TYRER THE visitor to England, in his anxiety to see such beauty spots as the Lake District, Devon, Somerset and Lincolnshire, will often find that when the time comes to leave for home he has not visited Wales, and in missing a visit to this particular part of the British Isles he has been deprived of a wealth of beauty and education. Conway, originally a small fishing town not far from Landudno, is one of the " beauty spots " of North Wales. Its castle, if not the grandest is the most graceful castle in the country. We had always heard so, and a guide book — perhaps somewhat naturally — only confirmed our preconceived ideas. In any case, we started for Conway. The journey from London was broken into two parts in order that we might spend some time in Chester, and although we arrived in this famous old city rather late in the evening we were able to inspect the walls which circle the town, walls upon which one can walk quite safely for their entire distance. From Chester to Conway is far from just a train journey. It was a pano- rama of beauty and serenity eclipsed only by the little town of Conway, a rare old town with walls like those of Chester but different in that the whole town is within the boundaries of the walls. As we approach, the castle appeared in all its sombre austerity, standing out sharply against the bright blue sky. Our train seemed to be the proverbial bull in this wonderful china shop as it pierced the quiet atmosphere of the town with its shrill whistle. There was no taxi to take us to the hotel but it is only a short walk. The hotel at which we stayed seems to have a definite place in history, for besides being the site of a Cistercian abbey it has housed four generations of the writer ' s family. Early next morning we set out for the castle determined to find out every- thing there was to be learned about it. Conway stands on the edge of a steep rock and is washed by an arm of the Conway River, once famous for its plentiful pearls. It was built by Edward I in 1284, and since then has played a formidable part in history. A very short time after it was finished, Edward was besieged, and it was only the arrival of a fleet in the nick of time that saved him from disaster. Built as it was on the side of a river it was in ideal surroundings, for although a land force might cut it off on one side it was a very difficult business to command the nearby waters. [24] THE ASHBURIAN The School THE ASHBURIAN [25] A Glimpse of Conway (Cont ' d) Richard III started from the castle on the journey to London which ended with his imprisonment there. It was here also that the erratic Archbishop Wil- liams was born and later served for both the Roundheads and the Royalists. In 1646 it was the scene of General Myttons ' s seizure of the Irish defenders and the consequent action of throwing them into the river bound together in pairs, back to back. So much for its history. When the castle was built, the entrance was by way of a drawbridge over a deep moat, but today a small path takes its place although the remains of the drawbridge are still there. The walls are twelve to fifteen feet thick, and their present condition is marvellous when one considers the number of years of hard weather they have withstood. As we enter we find ourselves in one of the two courts into which the castle is divided. This court is bounded by what was once the beautiful apartments of the King and Queen, but they are now in a sad state of decay and our imagination is left to fill in the details as best we may. On one side of this same court are the remains of the huge banqueting hall. One hundred and thirty feet long, thirty feet wide and thirty-two feet high, it requires no mental effort to picture the lavish feasts that were once spread before the guests. In time past it was supported by nine arches of which only two re- main and these in their antiquity seem to resist the arm of Time with a boldness that does credit to the architect, Henry de Elreton. As we pass to the second court we see the ruins of a little chapel and the sub- terranean rooms in which huge supplies of food were kept. In the second court are the King ' s and Queen ' s towers, and here we are more fortunate for the building is in a much better state of preservation and we are able to gain some interesting if scanty knowledge of the type of architecture employed. Adjoining these towers are the ' priests rooms ' , as they were called, and passing these we come to a little terrace which affords an entrancing view of the town and the surrounding country. Carried away from the present we cannot help but think of the kings and queens who must have paraded without and within the castle ' s walls. Perhaps we stand on the post of some armoured sentry who scanned the countryside round about for some sign of an approaching army. Pictures of great balls, lavish feasts and entertainments flit before us, and as we are recalled to the present and see below the steady stream of automobiles we cannot help but think of the poet ' s cry ; No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change : Thy pyramids built up with newer might To me are nothing new, nothing strange ; They are but dressings of a former sight. [26] THE ASHBURIAN i Courtesy Cunard -White Star Line R.M.S. Queen Mary THE ASHBURIAN [27] R.M.S. QUEEN MARY By W. A. GRANT RM.S. Queen Mary, pride of the British Mercantile Marine, completed her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on June 1st. This giant liner, the flagship of the Cunard-White Star line is undoubtedly the finest ship afloat even though she is not the largest. This great ship represents no wild departure from Britain ' s accepted shipbuilding standards in an effort to assert her supremacy on the high seas at a time of renewed competition ; the Queen Mary is not a freak, her design and construction is the answer to a demand, and her size is the result of a gradual increase in the size of vessels generally to meet an ever increasing tourist trade. Then too the Queen Mary has not been built, as have so many ships lately, with speed the main consideration, but rather with the idea that she might be, although a fast ship and a luxurious ship, above all a safe ship. Ten years were spent in drawing up blue prints for her design. Then came long and arduous experiments with perfect scale models in water-tanks to see how the ship would behave in water. Seventeen of these models were scrapped before the final design was decided upon. Full scale drawings were then made of the ship and the keel laid late in 1930. The company to whose care the building of the Queen Mary was entrusted was the veteran John Brown Company on the Clyde in Scotland. This company has long been famous for the long and distinguished list of great ships that have been constructed in its yards, a list including such names as the Empress of Britain and the magnificent but ill-fated Lusitania. Then came the crisis of 1931, when the national credit of Britain hung trembling in the balance, and work ceased on the ship. Thus she stood for two years, gaunt and rust stained, until national help was obtained in 1934 and Parliament voted a huge subsidy in order that the " 534 " might be completed. As the day of the launching approached, as preparations were made to receive the Royal visitors and the many distinguished guests, other men were engaged in the task of seeing that the ship would enter the water at the correct speed and be brought to a stop before her stern rammed the opposite bank. Actually, so accurate were the calculations that the ship stopped within a few feet of the estimated position. The ship, as is universally known, was launched by Queen Mary in the presence of the late King and the then Prince of Wales, the first time that a British ship has been launched by the consort of a reigning monarch. The date of the launching was Wednesday, the 26th of September. When she took the water the Queen Mary weighed 40,000 tons, over 30,000 less than the weight at which she now tips the scale having been completely fitted inside and out. [28] THE ASHBURIAN R.M.S. Queen Mary in King George V Graving Dock. Southampton. Courtesy Cunard-Whtte Star Line THE ASHBURIAN [29] R.M.S. Queen Mary (Cont ' d) In the fitting-out basin the ship remained until 1936, when she sailed down the Clyde to the open sea. At one time during- her journey down stream she was aground fore and aft and there was the danger that as the tide went down her back would be broken, but she made the trip safely and docked in Southampton. The Queen Mary, however, is not merely a mechanical triumph ; she is an artistic triumph as well. The greatest designers and decorators have all played their part in making this ship the Queen of the Seas. Beautiful as is the ex- terior of the boat her interior is well able to keep pace with it in magnificence. The public rooms are on a scale never before attempted. The main lounge, ninety feet long, seventy feet wide and twenty-two feet high, is finished in a gold tinted, veneered wood. At one end of this room there is a fully equipped stage, while in the whole room the ships of Columbus ' s fleet, plus the first Cunarder, the Britannia, might be placed with ease. The first class restaurant is the largest room ever built into a ship, being one hundred and eighteen feet wide and one hundred and sixty feet long by thirty feet in height. The veranda grill is yet another room in which modern invention plays an important part. In this room the lights change colour completely as the music varies in tone and theme. The Queen Mary has also been fitted with two swimming pools, one for the first class passengers, the other for the Tourists, and a cocktail bar of immense pro- portions has been fitted in the front of the superstructure and commands a view of the limitless ocean beyond. This is only a glimpse of the sumptuous interior of this giant liner, yet it gives a good impression of her magnificence and the thought that lies behind every detail of her construction. She is a luxury liner, but above that she is, as the King himself remarked when he inspected her in March of this year, a ship " built for utility " . May she fulfil her mission and be a means of cementing even further friendships between the Old World and the New. [30] THE ASHBURIAN Impromptu. THE ASHBURIAN [31] THE RUSTIC MORALIST By H A. BARENDS HE poets sing of April, and May, " raising her sweet-smelling head from her soft, warm pillow, " and bathing the tired world with her balmy per- fume of pleasant sunshine and multi-coloured flowers, and so on. But poets or no poets, old Ezra, who all winter has sat creaking his rheumatic limbs by the warm stove in mother Fish ' s kitchen, has actually walked to the village Post Office. This is a sure sign that spring has arrived, and that Ezra ' s bones have lost some of their raspings. In a few short days the younger generation will begin its spring ritual of making love amid the moon-glow and the gentle pulsing of scent-laden breezes which set the heart on fire and make even the " ugliest duckling " appear a second Venus in the eyes of her rustic companion. Yes, Spring is a wonderful creation, and it certainly does its part in reliev- ing weary people and making them forget their toils and sorrows for a short space, for the few hours they have to remember — and forget. [32] THE ASHBURIAN BASEBALL VERSUS CRICKET (Or Vice-Versa.) By J. B. KIRKPATRICK WHY is it that people always pick on the poor little game of cricket and insist on comparing it with baseball? Why not be original and start a little argument about Tiddley-Winks, or Forty Winks, I just forget the name of the game, versus Shy Sadie, sevens wild. In both cricket and baseball, if it is necessary to compare them, the players try to hit the ball. Very unsuccessfully in baseball it seems, but at least they try to hit some distance, whereas in cricket one can, with a certain amount of prac- tice, just give it a gentle tap and be sure of a hearty clap from the spectators. To be an umpire in a cricket game it is necessary to be a human semaphore and to be able to wave one ' s arms about after the manner of a skilled contor- tionist. But on the other hand one need never fear being hit on the head by a hot dog that has been soaked in mustard. The English crowd at a cricket game is very nice in this way. for they appreciate the feeling ' s of the umpire. They know he does not want to go home and take a bath to get the mustard off, for he might miss tea or at the very least only get there in time to be given a cold cup and a very dry bath bun. So being ladies and gentlemen they don ' t put any mustard on the hot dog. Of course the American baseball umpire never takes a bath anyway. I have known some to go around for over a year with a bit of dry mustard and a withered hot dog behind the ears. To the Americans cricket is a silly game and not worth playing ; to the English baseball is a stupid game and not worth playing. I am going to leave the Americans playing baseball and the English playing cricket, and I refuse to hinder them in their little games. Personally if I was questioned as to which I thought was the greatest of all games, I should undoubtedly say Blind Man ' s Buff! THE ASHBURIAN ....Some of the People Some of the Time By A. C. DUNNING T OU can never guess who is coming to dinner tonight, " Mrs. Wilson told Y her husband breathlessly, the moment she got home. " No, who is it? " he asked. " It ' s Professor Waldemar Stockman, the man I nearly married, once, thoueh he wasn ' t a professor then. He ' s in town for a convention and I met him by chance on the street this afternoon. " " Did you really nearly marry Waldemar Stockman? " Mr. Wilson asked. " You know that I did ! " Mrs. Wilson said in exasperation. " And you know very well that you threatened to shoot him once, and what a terrible time we had, the three of us, before I finally decided to marry you. " " The occurrence seems to elude me, though I remember Waldemar Stock- man very well, " Mr. Wilson answered. " Now don ' t try to pretend that you ' ve forgotten that terrible day. You bought a gun. You were going to shoot both of us, and then commit suicide. But tonight you must forget all that, and let bygones be bygones. I ' m sure that the Professor has forgiven you, and we must treat him kindly and not remind him of the unpleasant past. It is the least we can do for him. He didn ' t act as though he was very happy. " " Why should he be happy with a convention on his hands? He probably didn ' t want to attend it anyway. " " I mean his losing me, and still being single, and the memory of that terrible day haunting him, " Mrs. Wilson said vaguely, with a far-away look in her eyes. " He ' s forgotten all that adolescent nonsense long ago. " " One simply doesn ' t forget such things, " Mrs. Wilson said. " They leave a scar that never heals. " " Well, I forgot it. I couldn ' t even think who Waldemar Stockman was for a moment. " " But you were the winner and he was the loser. " " What winner? " Mr. Wilson asked bluntly. " Oh, quit acting as if you had forgotten it all, though you must not say any- thing to remind Waldemar of it tonight. " Mr. Wilson was still upstairs dressing when Professor Stockman arrived. [34] THE ASHBURIAN " No, I ' ll go myself, " Mrs. Wilson told the maid when the doorbell rang. « She opened the door and saw the Professor standing there smiling, as if anti- cipating her presence, bearing up bravely, she thought. " Come right in. Mr. Wilson will be down in a minute. Give me your hat and coat. " She spoke all in one breath, in an effort to relieve the tension — she was sure that it was a tense moment — and put Professor Stockman at his ease. But the Professor was not ill at ease. He walked in and began looking about as though he was thinking of renting the house. He didn ' t say, " Xice little place you have here, " because he had long ago trained himself not to say such things, but he did say, " You have a beautiful hom e, Ellen. It makes me wish I ' d gone into business instead of teaching. " " But you have your books and — well, your books, and those intangible possessions of the mind, " she said. She could see that Professor Stockman had aged more than her husband. Disappointment and frustration ages one more than actual privation, she thought. " The intangible possessions of the mind, as you call them, are vastly over- rated, " the Professor said. " I would trade them any day for something tangible, like a nice bank account. " Mrs. Wilson had hoped, yet feared, that he was going to say that he would have traded all his intangible possessions for her. But even though he hadn ' t said it she was sure that he had thought it. She must be very careful not to say anything that would hurt him ; the poor fellow had suffered enough already. The Professor ate heartily and talked with Mr. Wilson about a number of things just as though he was really interested in them. She could see that he was being brave, and a lump came into her throat when she thought how he must be suffering in spite of his air of gaiety. Then when the conversation turned to things of the past she grew alarmed and tried to change the subject. She tried to catch her husband ' s eye, but it wouldn ' t be caught and she held her breath when he said, " Those were the days all right. Do you remember the antics I went through the month before Ellen and I were married? " Oh, she thought, George Wilson, you are so utterly, utterly tactless. " I ' ll say I do! " laughed the Professor. " Have you still got that gun you were going to use for the double murder and suicide? " " Yep ! Still got it, " said George. " Keep it as a souvenir of those dear, dead days of my youth. " " That terrible day, " laughed Mrs. Wilson, though her laugh sounded rather hollow. The Professor laughed too, but Mrs. Wilson thought he sounded a little hysterical. THE ASHBURIAN I 35 | " I ' ll show you the gun, " Mr. Wilson said. He left the table and went upstairs to get it. " Oh please don ' t ! " his wife cried in a horrified voice, but when .Mr. Wilson came downstairs he was carrying the gun. " Let me see it, " requested the Professor. Mrs. Wilson tried to protest, but she couldn ' t make a sound. She looked at Professor Stockman and saw that there was a peculiar light in his eyes; insane, she thought. " Be careful. It ' s loaded. " When the Professor stood up with the gun in his hand Mrs. Wilson closed her eyes. " There is only one way out for we three, " the Professor said in a husky voice, his sly wink in the direction of the husband passing unnoticed by Mrs. Wilson, " and that way is death : a bullet for the woman I love, one for the man that stands between us, and one for myself. There is no other way. " Mrs. Wilson waited for the bullet, but it didn ' t come. Then she heard her husband and the Professor shouting with laughter and opened her eyes. " You have remembered my very words after all these years! " George Wilson said when he had once again gained control of himself. " I should remember them. You frightened me nearly out of my wits. " the Professor said. " Do you remember how you fainted, Mrs. Wilson? " Of course she remembered, but being a woman she pretended to faint again and never really recovered until Waldemar Stockman had safely left the house. The Professor was never again asked to dinner. [36] THE ASHBURIAN BOOK REVIEWS THE OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN VERSE Reviewed by A. C. DUNNING (Awarded third prize by the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Authors Association for the best review by a schoolboy of a boolf written by a Canadian.) THIS book contains a widely diversified collection of Canadian poems. The volume is a collection of short poems culled from the verse of Canadian writers, and covers in its range the one hundred and seventy-five years from the capture of Quebec to the present day. In other books of Canadian poetry, too much emphasis has been placed upon the works of such masters of Canadian verse as Bliss Carman, Wilfred Campbell and Robert W. Service, and too little placed upon earlier Canadian works. This book, however, gives a proper view of the gradual development of our verse, and many poems which are placed within its covers appear for the first time in the pages of any Canadian anthology. The author has not tried to make this merely a collection of the best Cana- dian poetry, but has rather tried to stimulate a renewed interest in Canadian poetry generally, and to show the improvement and development in type and style of Canadian verse, from its birth down to the present time. The Oxford anthology fills a long-standing need for a really representative collection of Canadian verse and is assured a welcome by all who take an in- telligent interest in the literature of our own country. s|c afe ?(c ?)s GINO WATKINS By J. H. SCOTT Reviewed by J. B. REYNOLDS STANLEY Baldwin wrote recently ; " Gino Watkins was a man — a boy I was going to say — whom I had the pleasure of knowing. If he had lived he might have ranked, and in the opinion of men qualified to judge would have ranked among the greatest Polar explorers. " Gino Watkins was a tall well built man, if a little frail. Susceptible to colds, he overcame this handicap by sleeping before an open window. Ever since his school days at Elstree Lodge and later at Cambridge, Watkins had shown a genius for leadership. His men were never underlings, but were his companions. He kept them cheerful always, even when they were in the greatest danger. No one had to go anywhere he did not wish to, or thought was too dangerous. Even if his companions did not believe in his plan they trusted in his luck. THE ASHBURIAN When he was twenty years old the desire to be an explorer came upon him. He decided to go north, and since there was no one to take him he organized an expedition of his own. He chose eight men and in 1927 chartered a ship to sail to Edge Island. Watkins led the party successfully and safely, obtaining valu- able and interesting information. In 1928, with only two companions and the support of the Royal Geographi- cal Society, Watkins set out for Labrador. He covered two thousand miles on foot and by canoe, mapping as he went and he brought back more data than any other explorer with a similar party. After the Labrador exploration Gino Watkins led three more ; one to the Antarctic, one to Greenland and one to Graham Land. It was on this last ex- pedition that he met death while hunting alone in his Kayak. At the age of twenty-five Gino Watkins had accomplished all this, as well as having had audiences with two kings. During his short life he made many friends. Those who knew him intimately, loved him ; those who did not admired him. This book, well written and full of graphic descriptions, is one that should appeal to anyone who has a taste for adventure or an imagination to be kindled. THE APPLE TREE By JOHN GALSWORTHY Reviewed by G. E. BROWN MANY stories have been written about the infatuation of a college student for a pretty, simple, country girl. Tom Brown at Oxford is written around just such an incident. But to a reader of Galsworthy ' s " The Apple Tree " this old plot takes on a new significance. This is a story of remi- niscence. Frank Ashurst, no longer a young man, and his wife are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary by a picnic in the country. His wife, interested in art in an amateur way, proceeds to the top of a hill to sketch the landscape that unfolds before her, and leaves Ashurst to his thoughts. It is in these thoughts, prompted by a curious coincidence, that Ashurst stumbles upon one of those moments of extreme beauty, which, lying in the deep recesses of one ' s mind and seemingly almost forgotten, can never be called to mind without a pang and a feeling of the transiency of those moments of beauty in one ' s life, those divine sparks that makes one ' s life something a little better than a beast ' s. Ashurst. alone with his thoughts, called to mind just some such moments of beauty, and what he remembered — " The Apple tree, the Singing, and the Gold, " — is the story Gals- worthy has to tell. L 38 ] THE ASHBU RIAN Twenty-five years ago, the hero, Frank Ashurst. was on a walking tour in England, when an old injury to his knee bothered him and he was forced to put up at a farmhouse. The people who owned the farm were of Gaelic descent and consequently highly imaginative, and the daughter of the household, Megan David, was no exception. Ashurst fell in love with her simplicity and trustfulness, and under an old apple tree promised to make her his wife. In order to take her to London to live he had to buy her new clothes, and for this purpose he went to a nearby town, a sea-side resort. Here, however, he met an old friend, who, in the company of his three sisters, was enjoying a holiday. Ashurst saved his friend from drowning, and, as a result, was taken into the bosom of the family, and it was at this point in the narrative that he first realized he could never marry Megan. After much discomforting thought he resolved not to go back. Even then his conscience assailed him for the misery he had brought to the poor girl, and he tried to lay the blame of the unfortunate affair on the spring. At length he re- covered partially from the " compunctious visitings " of conscience and married his friend ' s sister, Stella. Now. twenty-five years later, he comes across a suicide ' s grave by the crossroads, and from a local rustic he learns the sad tale of Megan ' s death, a death which resulted from a broken heart. In an ecstasy, Megan had drowned herself in the small pond at the foot of the apple tree. Galsworthy ' s perfect understanding of the type of man he describes, a type which in the language of the everyday is termed a gentleman, makes the torture he goes through when he finally is brought to his senses very real. The uncom- mon grasp which the author has on the character of the hero, however, is not the only reascn for the popularity of the story. The description of the farm and its life, during Ashurst ' s stay there, is superbly done and makes the reader realize how familiar with rural life Galsworthy must have been. He describes with considerable insight the gurgling of the trout-streams of the farm, the ap- pearance of the green pastures, and the men going out to milk the cows, but his best descriptions have to deal with the approach of darkness and the suspension of the day ' s activities for rest. As he sits on the veranda of the house Ashurst hears the drowsy tinklings of the distant cowbells herald the approach of dusk and the cessation of the afternoon heat. He hears the pigs squealing for their evening mush, the horses stamping in their stalls while feeding, the evening songs of the birds, and as it gets later the whirr and almost inaudible squeak of the bats. When darkness comes he hears Megan putting her young cousins to sleep in the room above and wandering out to the big apple tree to watch her through the window, he notices the white blossoms on the tree take the indefinite shape of gray haze and the breezes blow the scent of the apple-blossoms around him in a too-sweet cloud of perfume. It is a vivid, beautiful picture, " The Apple tree, the Singing and the Gold. " and a book of singular charm and universal appeal. THE ASH BU Rl AN [39| YOUTH ' S PROBLEM By D. WURTELE IT has been said that the thoughts of the young- dwell upon the future, those of the middle-aged upon the present, and those of the old on the past. Cer- tainly this saying seems to be true, at least with respect to the young, for their conversation nearly always dwells on future things. The main topic dis cussed by the youth of to-day is the question of what he is going to take up as a career. This is especially true with boys. What has made them think along this line ? The depression, although a curse in many ways, has done some good. It is due to it that youth has been made more thoughtful. With unemployed and discontented men surrounding him and the fear that he might join their ranks when he becomes of age, has caused him to take thought for his future. When considering the problem of a career, long and careful thought should be given to it. The sooner a young boy begins to think about this question, after the age of twelve, the better. However, he must take into consideration several facts ; what he is most adapted to and what interests him most. A person can be much more successful when he works on something in which he is interested. Many people ' s lives have been ruined because they have selected a career in which they have no interest and f or which they are by reason of training or temperament not suited. Then, too, there is no use selecting a career in which there is no future. An example of this can be seen from the past generation, a great many of whom chose civil engineering as their future occupation ; but there was soon too great a number for the demand and consequently many were unable to find work in that line. One must select a profession in which there is a future and to do this one must talk to all kinds and types of men. Again, one must make sure that one ' s talents do really lie in that direction and if they do, there is every chance of making a success. Hard work naturally follows upon the adoption of any career and this is the prime factor in assuring even a modest success. There is a very true saying of Shakespeare that states, " There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which taken at the flood leads on to fortune. " The tides of the ocean are greatest in the spring and so we may presume that Shakespeare meant that the tide in men ' s affairs is greatest also in the spring of their lives. It is then that opportunities arrive and it is then that one must toil so that one can take advantage of them, since they will never return again. Opportunity, they say, knocks but once, and it is for youth to see that that knock does not go unheeded. [40] THE ASH BURl AN THE ELDEST SON By J. C. TYRER TAMATU Kautu looked at the parade which was passing his house and held back a tear. He could see his two younger brothers marching off to a fierce battle without him. It was only that afternoon that he was told that there was no place for him in the army. " Traditional custom, " said the Recruiting Officer, " rules eldest son of widow must not leave her in time of war or peace, and news from North China says that your elder brother has been killed in border skirmish. Very sorry. " Standing on the balcony of his lovely house Tamatu viewed the departing armv — bayonets shining in the hot sun of Japan, thousands of enthusiastic sons of Nippon stamping towards the battle-fields. The scene was indeed cruel. Tamatu did not know what to do. A great strife between loyalty to his glorious country and the unbounding love which he held for his mother ate at his heart. Ask her to kill herself for purest honour? That was his first thought and he could not drive it from his mind. " Mother, " he said slowly. There was no answer. It was almost two minutes before Tamatu turned round, so deep was he in thought. " Mother, " he repeated. A dim foreboding seized hold of him and now, thoroughly alarmed, he rushed into his mother ' s room. She was not there. Realization flashed upon him, and he ran to the tiny chapel where for countless generations his family had worshipped the incarnated virtues of their august and revered ancestors. A pool of blood and the tip of a sword protruding from his mother ' s back revealed everything. Tamatu drew away the sword. " A hundred enemies shall die by this sword, " he swore, and with a shout Tamatu marched off to the wars. THE ASHBUMAN DROPPING THINGS It ' s polite to drop a curtsey, But to ' drop a bricfy ' is rude; Tho ' to drop a hint is tactful, Yet to drop an ' h ' is crude. To drop a veil to delicate, To drop a vice is strong, To drop a friend we can ' t pretend Is anything but wrong. The man who drops a bombshell Will troubles reap as his fair crop ; Dropping oil on troubled waters Will a quarrel often stop. The misanthropic man drops out, The social man drops in — You drop a catch and lose a match, You drop a goal and win. — E. FoRDE. [42] THE ASHBURIAN A QUERY The lesson learni long years ago, When former nations fought the foe, Has been forgotten quite. The boundless wisdom of the sage Is lost to this enlightened age, When common sense yields place to rage, And Might is Right. Must cultured nations sloop so low, And lose their self-possession so That they resort to strife? Red poppies bloom o ' er Flanders yet, And countries groan with mighty debt. Is ' t possible thai man forget In one short span of life? — D. S. Paterson. THE ASH BU Rl AN [43| MAN ' S HERITAGE The lust for power must be the curse of man; We struggle onwards, ruthlessly, and lo ! When we have power, grasped firmly in our hands, We find arrayed against us foe on foe. How happy is the man who lives in peace Amongst his neighbours ; who can count his friends; Who loves the birds, the beasts, the linnet ' s song, And see beyond the storm the rainbow ' s ends. — W. A. Grant. [44] THE ASHBURIAN THE ASH BU MAN [45] THE DEBATING SOCIETY THIS year has been a very successful one from the point of view of the Debating Society. Only one plan fell through, and that was the debate against Lennoxville. We had looked forward this year to welcoming the Bishop ' s College School debaters to Ashbury but it had to be put off twice on account of sickness, the last time only at the last minute when the debaters were already in Ottawa. Next year we hope for better luck. Mr. Porritt, the Honorary President of the Society has given a cup to be awarded annually to the boy who has shown the most interest in the activities of the Society and has proved himself an able debater. We congratulate Kirk- patrick, this year ' s President, on being the first winner of the trophy. The Society held five regular meetings this winter when various Motions were debated and put before the House, a Staff versus Boys debate, a Hat Ni ght and, finally, on the last night of the Lent term, staged a Mock Trial, which is reported elsewhere in the magazine; in all, a full programme. In the Staff versus Boys debate the Staff was represented by Messrs. Porritt, Brain and Broclie, and the boys by Kirkpatrick, Wurtele and Tyrer. the team that would have debated against B.C.S. had the fixture not had to be cancelled. Next year the Society may stage a Mock Parliament as well as hold its regular meetings every Sunday night. This, it is felt, would afford a unique opportunity for the members to learn something about the intricacies of Parlia- mentary procedure and the difficulty of debating when the unexpected element, mild heckling and minor interruptions are not always absent. [46] THE ASHBURIAN The Mock Trial THE ASH BU Rl AN [47| THE MOCK TRIAL By W. A. GRANT THIS year, by way of a change, instead of putting on a play at the Little Theatre, Ashbury, under the aegis of the Debating Society, staged a Muck- Trial in the School gymnasium. The script was specially written for the occasion by Mr. Porritt. who also directed the Mock Trial. Briefly the plot was as follows : a man, one James Walsh of Falkenburg, Ontario, had been murdered, and a suspect, Robert Davidson, had been accused of the murder. Davidson maintained that he had left the town before the murder had been committed. He was, he said, a travelling salesman who had gone to Falkenburg to sell his wares and had had nothing to do with the crime. This statement seemed improbable to the authorities as the only house he had been known to visit in the neighbourhood was the victim ' s. Fin- ally Sherlock Holmes proved beyond all shadow of doubt that the man David- son belonged to a band of terrorists who had been put in gaol years before, largely through the efforts of Walsh. Davidson, the first to be released from prison had sought out Walsh deliberately and, in a spirit of revenge, had killed him. Davidson, on hearing the evidence against him in court, realized the futility of an appeal and committed suicide in the dock by swallowing some poison that had remained mysteriously in his possession throughout the trial. The part of the Judge was played by Mr. Porritt and that of the Crown Attorney by Kirkpatrick, who was particularly well cast. He thoroughly en- tered into the spirit of the thing and the Trial ' s success was largely due to his efforts. The Defence Counsel was played by Tyrer who was exceedingly gx od as the rather American " shyster " lawyer. His enunciation was clear and he did not appear to be in the least nervous. Ellis as Jenkins, gave a most creditable performance in the part of the late James Walsh ' s suspicious-looking and susceptible butler. Perkins the maid, played by Knox, was an extremely convincing flapper whose efforts to flirt with all and sundry were most amusing. Wurtele, as Doctor Watson, looked the part but at times was a little difficult to hear. Barends, who played the part of the boring County Coroner, was admirable. The Drug Store clerk, Lawson, was one of the best character sketches of the evening. His breeziness, appearance and manner alike were perfect. [48] THE ASHBURIAN Brown II ' s Station Master was, in some ways, the most finished performance " of the evening. To say that he looked the part of the Station Master may not be flattering but he seemed to sink his own personality into the part to such an extent that to say that he was thoroughly convincing would only be an under- statement. He was the Station Master. Musk, as his assistant in the Baggage Room, was inclined to overdo a trifle the gazing round but otherwise was ex- cellent. " Old Martha. " played by Stedman, appeared slightly more rheumatic than necessary but this exaggeration only added to the spirit of general amusement and hilarity which audience and actors alike seemed to enjoy to the utmost. Paterson played the part of Sherlock Holmes and was so well costumed that nobody could mistake who he was meant to be. Blair was an inimitable gardener. Robinson, who took the part of Inspector Hawkins of the Toronto Police Force, had a difficult role and he played it with admirable restraint. Murray was Bob Davidson, the murderer of James Walsh. The Clerks of the Court, Ghent and Reynolds, added to the success of the evening, giving the traditional air of boredom and slavery to routine that one usually associates with underpaid court officials, and Balders in a borrowed uniform was the last word in policemen. The jury was as widely representative a body as one could find anywhere, and included such a variety of elements as is seldom found this said of Port Said — an Indian tea planter, a gangster, a Bavarian with Nazi leanings, a fop, and a Miss Emily Fitch, a well-preserved female of doubtful age. A final word must be said about the setting which was very realistic, chiefly on account of its simplicity. It gave just the right impression. But the whole show gave " just the right impression " : it was an undoubted success and created a decided, added interest in the Debating Society. THE ASHBURIAN [49] THE TRIP TO OSHAWA By D. MACLAREN BOUT two o ' clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 19th, Forms IV and V left the school for Oshawa, to inspect the General Motors works. The party, which was in charge of Mr. Johnson, travelled by road in five cars, and arrived in Oshawa a little after nine that night. We ran through several storms on the road between Kingston and Ottawa, but nobody suffered. Heuser ' s car developed a leak in its gas tank, and in just over a mile he lost nearly ten gallons of gasoline. Fortunately he managed to get it plugged up at a service station, and was able to proceed less expensively. We spent the night at the Genosha Hotel, and at nine o ' clock the next morning assembled in the General Motors Auditorium, where we were welcomed by the Personnel Manager of the Company. We then set off to tour the buildings with two guides, Mr. Blow and Mr. Lofthouse. The factory itself is divided into two main plants, the West plant, in which all the welding and body work is done, and the South plant, in which all the assembly work is done. The engines for the cars are made in Walkerville, and the parts for the engines, the axles, the generators and other such pieces of machinery are made in St. Catherines. From the Auditorium our guides took us to the welding room, where all the steel parts which go to make up the Fisher bodies are welded together. We then went to a large room above this building, where all the fabrics for the lining of the car, seats and so on, are cut and sewn. In another part of the plant the bodies are taken to a room in which all the places where the parts have been welded together are smoothed down, and covered with a solder paste, a mixture of 70 ( c lead and 30 c c tin. After this process, it is almost impossible to detect the joints. We next saw the finished bodies being taken to a room, where they are sprayed with an acid which cleans all the dirt and foreign matter off them. They are then given their primary coat of paint. This paint is put on with sprays, and a whole body is painted in a very short while. Two kinds of paint are used, or rather one of two processes can be selected for the finish of the car, the Duco process, which takes ten or twelve coats to give a satisfactory finish, or the De Luxe, which takes only two or three coats. After they are painted, the bodies are sent through a series of ovens with an average temperature of 215 degrees. The dashboards, and all the other necessary parts are now put into the body, fixed on, incidentally, as the body moves continuously on its way to the store room, where it is kept until needed in the assembly room. [50] THE ASH BUM AN Having seen the bodies made, we were then taken to the stamping room, where all the mudgards, gasoline tanks, and other metal objects are stamped out of sheet metal by huge dyes. But as our time was short, we had to hurry through this section of the building and did not see as much of it as we would have liked. Finally we arrived in the assembly room, where the cars are actually put together. Here the frame passes down a lane and comes out at the end in the form of a motor car, and there is a special lane for each type of car. Unfortu- nately we only had time to see the Chevrolets assembled. The frame is put on a truck and is taken down the line. While it goes along, first the engine is fastened on and then the gasoline tank and wheels, and as soon as the wheels are put on the chassis it is automatically taken off the truck. All the wheels are in a long chute, each set of five painted a different colour. It takes a great deal of calculation to arrange the wheels so that the right coloured body is put on the chassis with the correspondingly coloured wheels. The body is lowered down a shaft and fitted onto the chassis in a compara- tively short time. After this, only the wiring and a few other details have to be fitted and then the car is finished. It is interesting to notice that in all these processes there is absolutely no delay ; everything ' is done with lightning-like speed. After the inspection we were all invited to a lunch given by the General Motors. Colonel Chapell presided and proposed a toast to the King, after which he made a short speech. When he had finished, the Sales Manager explained to us the General Motors ' system of selling cars, and Mr. Shortt told us about the spare parts storage for all the cars, and invited us to visit it after lunch. We accepted his invitation, after King had thanked Colonel Chapell for being so kind to us while we were there. We spent about half an hour in the spare parts storage, and then we went to the hotel, where we all got into the cars again and started for home. On the way home, Courtney was stopped by a speed cop who accused him of cut- ting in the night before on the way to Oshawa. However this difficulty was soon overcome and we got on our way again, and after a stop at Kingston for supper, we arrived safely in Ottawa about ten o ' clock. The weather had been reasonably fine all the time, except for the storms we encountered on the way up, and everyone felt that he had had a thoroughly good time. The thanks of the whole party are due those who were kind enough to lend their cars, for in doing so they made the trip financially possible. THE ASHBU RIAN [51] THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT By A. C. DUNNING ON the evening of December 18th, 1935. the boys presented a Christmas concert in the gymnasium. The performance was attended by a number of parents and friends of the school, all of whom seemed to enjoy them- selves immensely. The programme was divided into two parts, the first being entirely musical and the second dramatic. Although the programme was not as varied as it might have been, the whole performance was most enjoyable. The programme opened with three songs by the Junior School, all of which were well sung and provided a good opening for the evening ' s entertainment. Following " this Bronson played a pianoforte solo and showed considerable talent. Two traditional carols were then sung by the Seniors and these were followed by a pianoforte duet by Mr. Tanner and Wright. The Juniors then sang three more songs, after which Lane played two violin solos, Kreisler ' s ' Schon Rosmarin ' and Alard ' s ' Brindisi ' . Two pianoforte solos by Wright and two sea chanties by the Seniors completed the first half of the programme. After the interval a series of " One Minute Mysteries " was put on by some of the Seniors, under the direction of Mr. Edwards. Grant, as Le Compere, was exceedingly good, and though he hardly gave the audience enough time to discover for itself the flaws in the alibis of the suspects in each play, he proved to be an excellent Master of Ceremonies. After each play he gave the correct solution to the mystery and told how the suspects were brought to justice. The three mysteries were " The Old House " , " The Alibi " , and " Which Was the Thief? " and the casts were as follows : — THE OLD HOUSE Canning, (A Suspect) A Tramp Inspector Walsh Sergeant Loran Knox Blair Viets I McCallum I THE ALIBI " Smarty " Plainclothesman Robinson King WHICH WAS THE THIEF? Miss Watson Chauffeur Inspector Sergeant Ronalds 111 ....Heuser 1 1 Ghent Burrows [52] THE ASHBURIAN In " The Old House " Blair and Veits I were particularly good, though Knox also played his part well. Both Robinson and King were good in " The Alibi " and resembled some- what the popular ' movie ' conception of a Gangster and a G-Man. In " Which Was the Thief? " Ronalds III and Ghent were outstanding, with Heuser II and Burrows lending splendid support. " Which Was the Thief? " was perhaps the best of the three plays as it offered a little more scope for the players than either of the other two and was somewhat better acted. Very few in the audience were able to discover the real thief before being told who he really was by the Master of Ceremonies. Lewis Carroll ' s " The Walrus and the Carpenter " was then put on by mem- bers of the Junior School, with the following cast : Narrator Newcombe Walrus ' _ Bailey Carpenter .....Ronalds II Voice of the Oysters Bronson All four performers were good and the piece proved to be exceedinglv popular with the audience. The make-up and costuming of this short " Dramatic Recitation " , was singularly effective. " The Walrus and the Carpenter " was directed by Mr. Brodie. The last item on the programme was a humorous play, written and produced by Mr. Johnson, and acted by members of the Upper Sixth, assisted by some of the boys from the other forms, and Phillips and Angell from the Junior School. This was, in all probability, the most amusing event of the evening, and the thanks of the school are due to Miss Bourne for ' properties ' . The cast of " Explosives " was — Chairman Bryan Professor Vacuum , Wurtele Herr Tonic ..Brown II Insurance Agent Lawson Orderly Snelling Doctor ...Phillips Nurse Angell Briefly, the play centred around a lecture on explosives given by Professor Vacuum. After being shocked by several deafening explosions, bangs and crashes, and after watching the Professor ' s apparently suicidal carelessness in handling dynamite, the audience was forced to conclude that Chemistry was not the Professor ' s happiest metier. The concert concluded with the National Anthem, after which everyone repaired to the Dining Room for refreshments. THE ASHBURIAN [53| THE CADET CORPS INSPECTION By H. A. BARENDS ON Wednesday morning, May 13th, the Cadet Corps paraded for its annual Inspection. The weather was ideal, and the Inspection was watched by a large gathering of parents and friends. At eleven o ' clock the Cadets formed up under Company Leader H. A. Barends and marched on to the field, headed by the band under K. W. Heuser, Band Master, and J. B. Kirkpatrick, Drum Major. The Colours were then marched on by Colour Officer Paterson. Lieut.-Col. G. E. R. Pearkes, V.C., D.S.O., M.C. attended by Captain de L. H. M. Panet, General Staff Officer, M.D. 3, and accompanied by the Headmaster and Sergt-Maj. Stone, Cadet Instructor, inspected the Corps, which then executed the March Past in Line, the March Past in Column of Platoons, the March Past in Column of Fours, and finally the Advance in Review Order, giving the General Salute to Col. Pearkes, who had taken up his position at the Saluting Base. The two platoons, under A. C. Dunning and D. M. Lawson then competed for the Woods Cup, at the conclusion of which they formed a hollow square and listened to the remarks of the inspecting officer. Colonel Pearkes said that courage is a virtue which is required in civil life as well as in the arena of war. He congratulated the cadets on the excellence of their turn-out and general discipline, and stressed the fact that it was an ex- cellent idea to desire to attain the qualities traditionally attributed to a true soldier ; courage, perfect physical fitness, and discipline. No. 2 Platoon, under command of D. M. Lawson, was announced winner of the Woods Cup, and the Colonel then asked the Headmaster to grant the boys a half holiday. The Headmaster then spoke a few words expressing his pleasure at being aide to welcome so many friends and parents to the Inspection, and, thanking Colonel Pearkes for his visit, granted his request for a half holiday. The Cadets then gave three cheers for Col. Pearkes followed by three cheers for His Majesty. The Corps then paraded off the field, and was dismissed. In the afternoon at 3 p.m. the boys gave an exhibition of Gymnastics and Physical Training. The Junior School gave the first exhibition, consisting of a P.T. display followed by a tableau. The boys showed a precision and dexterity which won them hearty applause from the spectators. Following this Forms IV and V gave a further Physical Training display which featured maze marching and agility work on the mats. Form VB THE ASHBURIAN [55] followed next and gave an interesting display of horse work, finishing with a tableau. An excellent exhibition of parallel bar work was contributed bv the VI and Upper VI forms. The final work of the gymnastic competition for the Connaught Cup finished the exhibition. Captain de L. H. M. Panet, an old Ashburian, judged the per- formance. D. S. Paterson was the winner, with J. B. Reynolds a close second. At the conclusion of the programme the following trophies and medals for shooting and gymnastics were presented to the winners by Mrs. E. F. Newcombe : The Connaught Cup for Gymnastics — D. S. Paterson. The Woods Cup for the Winning Platoon — D. M. Lawson. The O ' Connor Cup for Senior School shooting — H. A. Barends. The Scott Cup for boys between fifteen and sixteen shooting — H. A. Ellis. The Cox Cup for boys under fifteen shooting — H. M. Baker. The Humphrey Cup for Junior School shooting — J. A. MacGowan. Special Medal for obtaining Highest Aggregate in the D.C.R.A. Competition for Cadets— D. Wurtele (Aggregate: 270 out of 300). Winners of Second Class Medals in D.C.R.A. Competition for Cadets — H. M. Baker (85.6%) and D. Stewart (86.3%). Winner of A. C. Brown Shield for obtaining highest number of Bulls in D.C.R.A. and Imperial Challenge Shield Competitions — G. Murray (21 Bulls out of 50 shots). Winner of Strathcona Trust Silver Medal for Highest Aggregate in D.C.R.A. and Imperial Challenge Shield — L. Burrows (357 points out of a possible 400 ) . [56] THE ASHBURIAN THE BOXING TOURNAMENT By H. A. BARENDS. BEFORE a very interested gallery of spectators the School held its annual Boxing Competition on March 21st. Six events were held this year, two of them being exhibition bouts since three of the scheduled fights had to be forfeited by competitors because of illness. However, the contestants staged a very interesting performance, and the audience witnessed some spirited and clever ring action. The Headmaster opened the proceedings with a short address. He compli- mented Mr. A. D. Brain and Sergeant-Major Stone on the capable and efficient way in which they had trained the boys in the manly art of self-defence. Mr. Brain had trained the Seniors, and the Sergeant-Major the Juniors. The tourna- ment then proceeded. Following the events Lieut. -Col. and Mrs. C. H. King presented the trophies to the winners of the various divisions. After Colonel King had distributed the awards he gave a short and interesting address, stressing the importance of voung men learning boxing, and its value both as a branch of athletics and as an asset in later life. He also went on to say that school sports not only serve to con- dition the body but also help the younger generation to realize what sportsman- ship and fair play really are. THE BOUTS. JUNIOR SCHOOL Exhibition: P. Angell vs. G. H. Fairbanks. Both fighters were well matched, although Angell was the more aggressive of the two, and was awarded the decision. It was a plucky and interesting bout and the contestants showed decided promise. Finals: Junior Heavyweight Championship, J. MacGowan vs. A. B. R. Lawrence. Lawrence showed a nice left jab and appeared the victor by a slight margin in the first two rounds, but MacGowan tired him, and in the final round, by stag- ing several rallies which put him slightly in the lead, won the decision, but only after he had exerted himself to the limit. SENIOR SCHOOL. Finals: Intermediate Lightweight Championship, A. Wilson vs. J. McCallum. Wilson won by a close decision in this bout, while McCallum was awarded the Ringcraft Cup. McCallum turned in a plucky effort before admitting de- feat, being outweighed and outreached by his opponent. Wilson held his smaller rival off with a smart two-fisted attack all through the three rounds. McCallum constantly strove to solve his rival ' s style, and although receiving considerable punishment never gave up. THE ASHBU RIAN [57| Finals: Intermediate Heavyweight Championship, J. Langley vs. G. Murray. This was the most hotly contested affair of the evening, Langley carrying off the judge ' s award only after an extra round. The first round was fought on fairly even terms, hut in the second and third some fierce rallies ensued, and Murray, who continually forced the pace but failed to pierce Langley ' s guard, lost the decision at the end of the extra round. Langley ' s clever boxing and foot-work enabled him to win by a slight margin. Exhibition: H. A. Barends vs. J. Colvil. As the last event of the evening Barends and Colvil put on a three round exhibition upon which no decision was given. Colvil took an offensive attitude while Barends adopted a defensive position. Both put on an interesting per- formance. The Boxing Trophies and their winners for this year are as follows : Senior Heavyweight — Given by G. E. Fauquier, Esq. H. A. Barends, won by default over H. D. L. Snelling. Senior Lightweight — Given by G. E. Fauquier, Esq. J. Colvil, won by default over B. R. King. Intermediate Lightweight — Given by A. B. Evans, Esq. J. Langley awarded decision over G. Murray. Intermediate Middleweight — Given by E. Kerr, Esq. T. N. K. Beard awarded decision over D. Maclaren. Intermediate Lightweight — Given by Colonel C. M. Edwards A. Wilson awarded decision over J. McCallum. Junior Lightweight — Given by Rev. H. Chester-Master M. Curry, won by default over D. Veits. The Ringcraft Trophy — Given by E. C. Grant Esq., Won by J. McCallum. The Officials: Referee George E. Glossop, Esq. W. M. Anderson, Esq. W. Campbell, Esq. W. H. Brodie, Esq. F. E, B. Whitfield, Esq. Sergt.-Maj. F. W. Stone Judge Judge Time-Keeper Official Recorder m. c. : [58] THE ASHBURIAN FIRST VI. F. E. B. Whitfield Esq.. L. Courtney. Cy. Denneny J. Reynolds. D. S. Paterson. J. B. Kirkpatrick. N. McCormick, A. C. Dunning, A. H. Balders, D. M. Lawson (Capt) J. R. Allan K. W. Heuser. H. J. Ronalds. THE ASHBURIAN [59] SENIOR GAMES HOCKEY GAIN we enjoyed a successful season, although we failed to win back the jt- Old Boys ' Cup which we lost to Lower Canada last year. The team J;ook rather a long time to settle down, and we lost our two away School games before the team began to show the form it began to display later on. The win over Lower Canada College at the Auditorium was a particularly useful per- formance. There are several promising - recruits coming along and we look forward with confidence to a really good season next year. YVe owe a great debt of gratitude to Cy. Denneny, the old Ottawa forward, who gave us generously of his time and experience, and was tireless in his efforts to instil into the team a deeper knowledge of the game. The School played its first game of the regular schedule with Ottawa Technical School and lost 4-0. Although the game was lost it was a great help to the team. The excellent playing of our opponents served to accelerate the School ' s attempts. Lawson turned in the best performance, and thoroughly justified his selection as captain. On January 22nd, the School played Lower Canada College in Montreal in the first game of the Ashbury Old Boys ' Cup competition, and was beaten 4 - 0. A heart-breaking failure in the first period seemed to discourage the team some- what, but this was soon overcome. Despite the fine spirit they showed, the School could not quite pass the heavier Lower Canada team, and on the occasions when they did so over-excitement caused them to miss. There were a number of Old Boys on the side lines, and their encouragement had no small effect on the team. Ronalds, Lawson and Kirkpatrick turned in the best performances for the School, while Brooks, Beveridge and Johnson excelled for Lower Canada. On February 1st. we played our second game in the Old Boys ' Cup series, and lost to Bishop ' s College School by the Score of 6 - 5. The high score in- dicates the wide-open game played by both teams, as well as the weak efforts of both goalkeepers. In the opening minutes Lawson beat the Bishop ' s goalkeeper by a clever manoeuvre, and the game seemed to be won already. Two minutes after Lawson ' s goal, a mistake by one of our side caused Bishop ' s first goal, soon followed by a shot from Robinson which placed the opposing team in the lead. A series of remarkable rushes by Lawson, Balders, McCormick and Ronalds resulted in the high score of 5 - 5. Unfortunately Ashbury seemed quite satisfied with a tie. This attitude was responsible, in large measure, for our downfall, for in the last thirty seconds of the game Lord of Bishop ' s scored from the blue line, leaving them the winners by six goals to five. The return game with Lower Canada took place in Ottawa on February 8th, and resulted in a victory for Ashbury. Lower Canada scored in the first [60] THE ASHBURIAN Senior Ski Race THE ASHBURIAN [61] period, and this spurred the School on to greater efforts, and in the second period they gained a lead which was held to the end of the game. The first goal was scored by Reynolds on a lone rush. Bryan soon followed with a shot that put the School in the lead. The third goal for the School was scored by a beauti- fully executed play by Lawson, Balders and Ronalds, which ended with Balders sending a neat shot past the L.C.C. goaler, leaving Ashbury the winners by a score of 3 - 1. The last game for the Old Boy ' s Cup was played against Bishop ' s College School in Ottawa on February 15th, and produced another victory for Ashbury The first score came early in the game, when Lawson broke away in a fine solo rush, which ended in a hard shot past the goalkeeper. The Bishop ' s team tried hard to even the score, but the School held firm and soon added to their one goal margin when Ronalds raised the score to 2 - 0 with a shot from the blue line. Despite this handicap the Bishop ' s team were far from beaten. Their continual rushes never seemed to stop and the School defence showed a fine brand of hockey in the way they held off the repeated attacks. Only once did the opposing team pass them, when Castonguay led a rush that ended in a goal. The teams left the ice with the score standing at 2 - 0 in favour of Ashbury, and the fine display of clean hockey was a credit to both sides. The School is indebted to the Rideau Juniors, Ottawa University, St. Malachy ' s Juniors, and the New Edinburgh Juniors for a series of practice games. HOCKEY CHARACTERS By D. M. LAWSON J. R. Allan : Goalkeeper, 2nd year on team ; An excellent keeper and Vice- captain. He must learn to stay in his nets more. His clearing was rather weak, but his saves from close-in shots were remarkable. J. B. Kirkpatrick : Defence, 3rd year cn team ; A very useful player who had an excellent poke-check. He began to use his weight effectively towards the end of the season and became a very useful stick-handler. He must learn to break more quickly. K. W. Heuser : Defence, 2nd year on team ; A very fast-breaking defenceman who had a very effective poke-check. He must learn to use his weight to greater advantage. A. H. Balders : Forward, 3rd year on team ; A very fast skater who was good at covering his man. He must learn to play his position, and strengthen his shot. H. J. Ronalds : Forward. 2nd year on team ; A player with a very hard shot he was an excellent stick-handler if inclined to be slow. His inability to watch his cover sometimes proved costly. [62] THE ASHBURIAN Paterson: Forward, 2nd year on team; A fast skater, he does not take advant- age of his speed. He has a powerful but inaccurate shot and must learn to play his position and watch his cover. Reynolds : Forward. 2nd year on team ; An effective play-maker who was greatly handicapped by lack of size and speed. He has a very accurate shot but is very slow in back-checking, and should learn to break faster. McCormick : Forward, 2nd year on team ; A very fast skater who knew how to cover his man. A strong " shot, but rather inclined to go too far into the corner before shooting. He must learn to take passes more effectively. Bryan: Forward, 1st year on team; A very reliable player with an excellent poke-check. Quite a fast skater but very slow to break. His loss, half way through the season, was a severe blow to the team. Dunning: Defence, 1st year on team; He did not improve as much as expected. A fast but unsteady skater who must learn to pass the puck. Proved quite useful as a relief forward and had an exceptionally hard shot. By F. E. B. WHITFIELD, ESQ. D. M. Lawson : (Captain) Centre, 3rd year on team ; A very hard working player who always gave everything he had. A good playmaker who consistently made openings for his wings : a sound shot, but occasionally inclined to be erratic. He was tireless in his covering and set a splendid example to his team. SKIING THE Cross Country race was held on Wednesday, February 5th, over the usual course from the Hut below Pine Lake to the hill overlooking Fairy Lake. Weather conditions were ideal and a good race resulted in a well deserved win for Snelling. The first three men home were : — 1. Snelling 21.30 2. Burrows 22.30 3. Lawson 22.45 Owing to the vagaries of the weather it was not found possible to hold either the Slalom race or the Jumping Competition. THE ASHBURIAN [63 J CROSS COUNTRY THE Senior race was held on May 14th. this year, rather later than usual. Burrows, who ran a well judged race throughout, succeeded in beating Wurtele by ten yards. The first seven men only scored points for their Houses, but ninety percent of those who entered finished the course, which showed a great improvement on the performances of the last few years. The times of the first three men home were as follows : Lawson beat Ronalds in the final of the Open Singles, while in the Handicap Doubles, Brown I and McCallum I defeated Snelling and Ronalds. At the time of going to press the Senior Eleven has played four Club matches, winning two and losing two. The scores of the School games will be published in the next issue of The Ashburian. 1. Burrows 2. Wurtele 3. Ellis 28.28 28.36 30.16 BADMINTON CRICKET [64] THE ASHBURIAN SECOND VI. G. Murray. J. Brown, D. Ghent. I. Blair. R. B. Main. L. Courtney. J. Colvil, W. Robinson. J. Knox. L. Burrows. THE ASH BUR! AN [651 INTERMEDIATE GAMES HOCKEY SECOND TEAM It was extremely difficult this year to arrange fixtures for the Second Team, but a series of games was played against the York Street Public School. Of these games three were played on our own ice and two at the Auditorium. UNDER 15 TEAM Ashbury versus Selwyn House Played at Ashbury, February 1st. Tied 4 - 4. The opening part of the game was a trifle one-sided as the Ashbury team appeared to have no combination. Selwyn House opened the scoring on a goal by Porter. Selwyn House broke through the defence a few minutes later and Savage put them still further ahead after picking up a loose puck in front of t he net. Wilgress I was the next scorer, opening for Ashbury. but a little later Nors- worthy placed Selwyn House ahead 3-1. Wilson I, Ashbury ' s defenceman, on a lone rush, beat Le Mesurier for Ash- bury ' s second goal. Soon after the face-off of the second period Winters beat Barclay with a hard shot, but Main scored for the School shortly after on a pass from Wilgress I. Before the end of the period Barclay made several spectacular saves to keep the score down. MacGowan, for Ashbury, scored the only goal of the third period, thus evening the scoring. MacGowan was unfortunate enough to hit the post with a hard shot just before the final whistle blew. The teams were as follows : Selwyn House — Goal, Le Mesurier ; Defence, Winters (Capt.), Little, Culver; Centre, Norsworthy, Tetrault ; Wings, Peacock, Porter, Savage, Scrimger. Ashbury — Goal, Barclay (Capt.); Defence, Langley, Beard, Wilson I; Centre, MacGowan, Wilgress I ; Wings, Main Forde. Mr. Edwards refereed and Mr. Wiseman of Selwyn House acted as time- keeper. Ashbury versus Selwyn House Played in Montreal, February 14th. Tied 2 - 2. [66] THE ASHBURIAN UNDER 15 VI. A. Wilson. E. C. N. Edwards Esq., T. N. K. Beard J. MacGowan. J. Langley, I. Barclay. R. B. Main, E. Forde. THE ASHBURIAN [67] Soon after the start of the first period Main scored for Ashbury on a shot from the blue line which the Selwyn House goalkeeper accidentally pushed into the net. During the second period Langley put the School still further ahead with a goal scored after a solo rush. After this good beginning Ashbury was unable to hold its advantage and Selwyn House pressed hard and evened the score on goals by Norsworthy and Tetrault. This evening of the score took place within thirty seconds of the final whistle, when Barclay was subjected to a veritable and continuous bom- bardment from the whole Selwyn House team. His goaltending throughout the game was good, but in the last period, despite Selwyn House ' s last minute goals, it was remarkable. It was, of course, a great disappointment to see the score evened when vic- tory seemed so near. Nevertheless the game was obviously enjoyed by both sides. Furthermore we feel that the Selwyn House and Ashbury teams cannot but lie grateful for the interest in the game that was shown by the large audience of Selwyn House and Ashbury parents and friends of both schools who at- tended the game. CROSS COUNTRY The race was held on May 4th, in rather heavy weather. It resulted in an easy win for Burrows and his form was so superior to that of the remaining runners that only two others scored : 1. Burrows 32.12 2. McCallum II 35.19 3. McCallum I 35.20 [68] THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN [69] EXCHANGES The Ashburian acknowledges receipt of the following - contemporaries : — The Albanian Acta Ridleiana The Broadcaster The College Times The Felstedian The Grove Chronicle The Kensington Oracle The Laurentian Lux Glebana The Marlburian The Meteor The Mitre The Northland Echo The Patrician Herald The Record R. M. C. Review St. Andrew ' s College Review Selwyn House Magazine The Tonbridgian The Wanganui Collegian. THE A S II 15 I R I A X JUN IOR ASHBURY COLLEGE OTTAWA VOL. III. TRINITY TERM No. 2 THE ASHBURIAN [73] Smtinr Sdtnnl ©fftrmi E. D. Wilgress R. Wilson J. MacGowan (Jlaptain of iFnotbali (Eaptain of Sjarlmj (Captain of (Ertrkrt A. B. R. Lawrence J. MacGowan E. D. Wilgress iCtbrarian E. D. Wilgress E. D. Wilgress A. B. R. Lawrence [74] THE ASH BUR! AN JUNIOR SCHOOL VI. D. Veits, I. MacDonald, R. Wilson, M. Curry F. Bronson, E. D. Wilgress, A. B. R. Lawrence, J. MacGowan. R. Bailey. THE ASHBURIAN [75] EDITORIAL. RECENTLY we were all amazed to read of the successful rescue of Dr. Robertson and Mr. Alfred Scadding from the Moose River Mine. We were amazed because, in the first place, it seemed impossible that the two men should have survived their long imprisonment, and in the second place we were amazed at the perseverance and determination of the draegermen who rescued them. From every point of view it was a remarkable achievement and both those above ground and those below showed a courage and loyalty that must have inspired everyone who read about it. There is a great lesson to be learnt from such an incident, the lesson that however much we may admire sterling qualities in others, courage and loyalty are not qualities of mind just to be read about but qualities to have. History is full of examples of great purpose and devotion to duty. In 1492 a new con- tinent was discovered. But Columbus only discovered America at the risk of his own life, for had land not been sighted when it was, the discontented and superstitious crew of the Santa Maria, a crew made up largely of criminals, would have mutinied and Columbus would have been murdered. The spirit of courage and loyalty in the face of tremendous and overwhelming odds made immortal in the story of England Scott ' s last expedition to the South Pole in 1911-1912, and it was this same spirit that characterized Lindberg ' s flight across the ocean in 1927. But courage and loyalty are not qualities that come to the surface, as it were, only at crucial moments or in times of emergency, nor do they imply in their meaning merely physical daring and reckless self-sacrifice. What they do imply, however, is strength of character and strength of purpose, and that is something that must he acquired and developed young, now, at school. We have our loyalties here as much as anywhere else. We must be loyal to our school, to our friends, to our ideals, and there are plenty of occasions too when we can show real courage, though naturally these occasions will not call for courage of such heroic proportions as the Moose River disaster did. But when we read of such examples of bravery we should take stock and ask ourselves if we are making the most of all our opportunities to develop these qualities ourselves. If we are, well and good, but if we are not we shall never amount to very much nor be able to contribute anything really worth while to the national life of our country, and we owe it to our country at all times to give her of our best. [76] THE ASHBURIAN JUNIOR SCHOOL NOTES DURING the holidays numerous hoys spent their time having measles. Mr. Porritt was not to he outdone by the hoys. He timed his rash with the best possible judgment, causing the opening of term to be put off four days. We congratulate MacGowan on being made a Monitor. We have started again to make speeches to Mr. Brodie in the mornings. Some of us feel quite competent already to give pointers to the gentlemen on Parliament Hill. Our subjects have ranged from The Hudson ' s Bay Company, The Moose River Tragedy, The R.C.M.P., and Canterbury Cathedral to short talks on travel and industry. So far Mr. Brodie has borne up very well. Birthdays this Spring have included Bailey ' s, Lawrence Fs and Angell ' s. The last, we understand, was rather a sore point with the Boarders as they watched Miss Lewis and the four Junior Boarders gormandizing all the cake and ice-cream. One day last term Major Newcombe addressed the School and told us some of the reasons why we are sent to school. He ended by asking the Headmaster to give as a half holiday, which seemed quite the best reason to us. The annual change to shorts was accompanied by the usual minor injuries. Lawrence II (of course) and Wilson won all the honours, the former scraping both knees several times and the latter, falling off his bicycle while proving Safety Week was all " bunkum " , came off only second best after an unequal contest with hard Mother Earth. THE ASHBURIAN [771 A Visit to the Armstrong-Siddeley Works By E. D. WILGRESS JUST after the last issue of the Ashhurian had gone to the press the Junior School had the privilege of visiting the Armstrong-Siddeley Aircraft Com- pany ' s shops in Ottawa. The Juniors, needless to say, were all looking forward to the occasion and when the taxis arrived at their destination, they rushed out eager to explore the works. Once inside the building our guide showed us the different parts of the Lynx and Jaguar engines which greatly interested us, but it was the process of cleaning the various parts of the engine that seemed to hold everybody ' s atten- tion most. This was done on the top floor. The paint shop is always kept at a certain temperature, to prevent the paint from becoming lumpy. After watching this and having seen a motor taken apart and cleaned we were taken to see how the wings of an aeroplane are made. The making of these wings is a very curious process for besides being extremely light each part must be welded separately, even the smallest struts must be welded. The ailerons and elevators are made separately from the wings and tail wings themselves, but they are made with the same care, and the same metal and canvas is used as in the wings. The Juniors greatly admired the insignia and they returned home with large strips of red, white and blue canvas as souvenirs. Our guide then showed us the frame of an aeroplane with all its instruments. These instruments are very delicate, for the pilot has often to rely wholly upon his instruments. The pedals which turn the rudders, and the joystick can be controlled by either pilot. After thanking our guide we returned home, having enjoyed our visit im- mensely and already looking forward to another one. [78] THE ASHBURIAN Juniors THE ASHBURIAN [79] THE IMPROVEMENTS in MODES of TRAVEL By R. D. VIETS TRAVEL has improved immensely since the olden days, because electricity and gasoline and our labour saving machines, which are run by gasoline and electricity, were not invented very long ago. People travelled on horseback or in a sailboat in the olden days, but nowa- days we have trains, cars, aeroplanes, and ships that are no longer run by sails, although people do sail sometimes for pleasure. The engines of trains and ships which are run by coal are steam engines invented by a man named Stevenson early in the nineteenth century. It is amazing to look back two hundred years and compare the means of travel then with those now. Look at our magnificent boats, with dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all sorts of conveniences, and then think of the old sailing ships which the wind had to keep moving to make them go, and now we have cars and aeroplanes that save weeks of travel. In 1903 the first aeroplane was invented, but at the time of the Great War there were thousands. Probably if a person of the eighteenth century could come to life and see an aeroplane flying overhead he would think it was a big bird. Inside aeroplanes today are little seats but in the biggest air liners there are beds and chairs like there are in trains. In an air liner too you can travel one hundred times as far in two days as you could in two weeks two hundred years ago. Such is the power of modern science. [80] THE ASHBURIAN READING AS A HOBBY By P. ANGELL I LIKE reading as a hobby because it is so interesting for a rainy day, or when you have nothing else to do, and nearly every book has some exciting part in it. The kind of books I like to read best are The Three Musketeers, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and stories of the Reign of Terror. One of my favourite books is Under Drake ' s Flag. It is about a young boy wh o goes to sea with Sir Francis Drake and loots different towns and de- stroys a Spanish Inquisition prison, and goes back home after many adventures. Our Junior Liberary has some very good books in it by Henty, Southey and many other famous authors of books for boys. Of course, if there is any boy who likes books on some special subject, The Wonder Books are the best. I have one Wonder Book. It is the Wonder Book of the Navy, and it tells one many interesting things about ships. The library has others. Altogether reading is a very old and wonderful hobby. I for one, could not get on without books, and I am sure there are hundreds of others who would hate it if for some reason no more books were to be printed. It would be very dull then. ESKIMOS By G. H. FAIRBANKS ESKIMOS are a very clever race of people for they need to work hard for their living. They live in snow huts in the far north of Canada and Greenland. Their huts are very cleverly made and they have to be very strong, or else Polar bears would break in at night when everybody was asleep. Eskimos make most of their tools out of bone from Walrus tusks and they also make from them harpoons, spears, beads, knives and many other things. From the skins of the animals they make their clothes and beautiful coats and jackets. When the Eskimo wants to go somewhere he harnesses a light, but large sledge to a team of about twelve Huskie dogs. These dogs are usually very wild and are also very strong and tricky. The Hudson ' s Bay Company has made life much easier for these Eskimos as they supply guns, leather, provisions, tools and implements and many other needed things in exchange for the furs we see made into lovely coats and worn by ladies in the winter time. THE ASH BUM AN [81] THE JUNIOR MUSE There once was a fellow named Chandi, Whose hobby was eating rich candy : His wife once made some, When she used all his rum, But he thought that that candy ivas dandy. — I. MacDonald. There once was a lady from Tor, Who swam to the opposite shore; She let out a screech, Which brought forth a leech, And one or two other things more. — P. Angell. 182] THE ASHBURIAN LOVE EMBALMED - A BALLAD — The Wedding Was set when she called at his shop, (The balmy emb aimer balmed on) " I love you, dear Club, but my Worfy must not stop, " (The balmy embalmer balmed on.) She was tired and weary, she ' d worked such a lot, (The balmy embalmer balmed on) While awaiting her love she lay down on a col, (The balmy embalmer balmed on.) His mind on the Wedding, he worked with a might, (The balmy embalmer balmed on) And proceeded to embalm everybody in sight; (The balmy embalmer balmed on.) Now this poor wretched soul, as unthinking he sped, (The balmy embalmer balmed on) Embalmed his true love, sleeping there on the bed, (And the balmy embalmer balmed on.) The work done at last, to the church he did flee. (The balmy embalmer balmed on) He called to his love but no answer got he, (So the balmy embalmer balmed on.) He calls through the night and he called through the day, (The balmy embalmer balms on) Still no answer there comes, although Time Marches On, And that is the end of my lay. — A. B. R. Lawrence. THE ASHBUR1AN [83] JUNIOR GAMES HOCKEY HE past season was successful and enjoyable : the weather w as kind to us and enabled us to have plenty of clean, hard ice without an undue amount of snow shovelling ; and we were able to use the full-size senior rink for most of the season. MacGowan was a successful captain ; he is an exceptionally good stick- handler with an eye for openings; if he is to become as g ' ood as he promises to be, he must practice speed-skating, at present he is inclined to be slow. Wilgress, Bailey, Bronson and Viets all show promise and played some remarkably good games on the forward line. All of them are much better able to keep their positions than they used to be last year Wilson and MacDonald composed the main defence ; Wilson is well able to stop an attacking forward, but he must learn to do something with the puck when he gets it ; at present his usual conclusion of a good defensive movement is to play a golf shot up the ice. MacDonald carried the puck well on occasions, but his skating and stick- handling are at present uncontrolled, and in consequence he is apt quite unin- tentionally to trip. Both Curry, the goalkeeper, and Lawrence I had the misfortunte to miss much practice owing to illness, but both should do well another year. On February 6th, the juniors played the Public School on their rink. The score of this game was 8 - 7 in Ashbury ' s favour. The first goal was scored by the Public School which made it 1 - 0 in their favour but the next four goals were put in by MacGowan before half time. Ashbury was a little handicapped because of the size of the rink. It was very small and we had been used to a large rink. After half time Wilgress scored a goal, but all the other goals were scored by MacGowan who got most of them in from centre. It was a close game from start to finish, with Ashbury in the lead one minute, and the Public School the next. The line up was as follows: — MacGowan, centre; Bailey, 1. wing; Bronson, r. wing; Wilson, defence; MacDonald, defence; Curry, Goal. Subs.: Lawrence I. Viets II, Wilgress II. JUNIORS verses ROCKCLIFFE On March 22nd, Ashbury again played the Public School, on this time the match was played at the Auditorium. Neither of the teams had played there before. [84] THE ASHBURIAN Ashbury also won this game with the score 6-2. All the goals were scored by MacGowan, our captain. At half time four goals were scored for Ashbury and one for the Public School. After half time the Public School scored another, but Ashbury scored two more, so we won 6-2. In both these games Burrows ' starred ' for the Public School. We look for- ward to more games with them next year. The line up for this game was : — MacGowan, centre ; Bronson and Bailey, wings; MacDonald and Wilson, defence; Lawrence I, goal. Subs: Curry, Viets HE Junior Cross Country was run this year on February 5th. under ex- II, Wilgress II. SKIING cedent weather conditions. The times were as follows: 1 Wilgress II Lawrence I 11.30 3 2 Wilson II 13.50 15.30 4, Lawrence II 18.30 THE ASHBURIAN [85] Autographs ADVERTISING SECTION THE ASHBURI AN ASHBURY COLLEGE OTTAWA VOL. XX MICHAELMAS TERM No. 1 THE ASHBURIAN TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Dedication , 3 Foreword : 5 Letter to Editor 7 Editorial 13 Chapel Notes 15 School Notes ' - 1 6 Schoolboys Learning to Fly _ 17 Old Boys ' Notes _ 18 My First Experience of " Hitch Hiking " 25 The Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936 27 Open That Door 32 Special Midnight Show at 12.05 33 The R.C.M.P. in the North . 35 The Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch Railway 37 The Cruise of the Mary Ann 38 Lest We Forget - 41 You Ask Me Why ' . _. 42 The June Closing 43 International Relations Club 45 The Prefects 47 In Memoriam •_ 50 Senior Games Cricket ..1 51 Football 59 The Library 68 Exchanges 69 THE ASHBURIAN [3] o Hirljolaa fHantgomrry Arrljoalf, iHast?r of Arts of GDxforo Uniurrsitir atto l raomastcr of Afiljburtj (EoUrgA ®l|tfi Inshup of tljt Asljbunatt is Slcaorrtfullg Srdiratri. THE ASHBURIAN N. M. Archdale, M.A. ASHBURY COLLEGE ROCKCLIFFE PARK OTTAWA N. M. ARCHDALE, M.A. HEADMASTER Deeply sensible of the honour laid on my all unworthy shoulders , I am very glad of this op- portunity to say something toAshbury. Firstly, I wish to express my gratitude for the friendliness, appreciation, loyalty and enthusiasm with which I have been welcomed . Thi s , though in a sense personal , seems an appropriate thought at this season of the year, for there has been comparative peace, and any amount of good-will. Next , may I give my idea of what a School should be. I do this with a certain diffidence, being a newcomer to this great country, and following two such distinguished predecessors, bat I feel the occasion calls for some such s tatement . 1 1 should be a healthy, happy, industrious community, with all striving cheerfully together towards the same goal, even if from different angles. There must be dis- cipline, but it should be self -discipline with authority more in the role of a reminder than in that of a dictator. This is an ideal, and obviously will not materialize in a day. It is not, however, im- possible of attainment , and I intend to travel along that road as far and as fast as is consistent with safety. This I cannot do alone, so that I am doubly grateful for the chance to ask all concerned with Ashbury to help maintain the long and honourable traditions of the School, and at the same time to practice what I have never heard better expressed than in my old school motto, " Work of each for weal of all . " A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all . jRnrkrliffr park Wttnmu His Grace The Most Reverend J. C. Roper, D.D., Lord Archbishop of Ottawa. Hoarfo cf (BavtvnotB President E. F. Newcombe, Esq., K.C. Alfred B. Evans, Esq., Montreal G. E. Fauquier, Esq., Ottawa M. R. Ferguson, Esq., Montreal F. A. Heney, Esq., Ottawa Dr. D. W. MacKenzie, Montreal R. H. McMaster, Esq., Montreal H. S. Southam, Esq., Ottawa James Wilson, Esq., Montreal Norman Wilson, Esq., Ottawa Rev. G. P. Woollcombe, MA, L.L.D., England ifraimtastrr N. M. Archdale, Esq., M.A. Miss E. Hammill THE VICARAGE, WOODFORD HALSE, RUGBY, ENGLAND, November 1st, 1936 My Dear Ashburians, I have been asked by your Editor to write a few lines for your next issue, and I have very much pleasure in doing so. Let me first offer my sincere con- gratulations upon ihe steady growth and increas- ing importance of the Ashburian to-day. It has taken a good many years for the boys of Ashbury to become impressed with the necessity of taking a practical interest and an active part in the composition of their Magazine; but I am more than glad to know that, to-day, most of the " copy " now furnished is supplied by the boys themselves. And this fact must necessarily tend to make for the greater popularity of our magazine. When we study the early issues, we cannot but praise the courage and perseverance of those who, in spite of great difficulties, brought our " Ashburian " into being: and, too, we can estimate the great advance that it has made both in its size and in the character of its ' ' matter 1 ' . So with many congratulations, both to those in the past and to those who are at present guiding its destinies, I wish the " Ashburian " a very long and a most successful life. When this letter is published, Christmas will once more be close at hand;and may I therefore wish you all a very merry Christmas and a New Year full of genuine happiness. May this coming year see a large increase in the number of boys at Ashbury, and a return to that condition when the school was usually filled to its doors. Under the wise guidance of our new Head, we can confidently expect that these wishes will be realized; a.nd that, within a very short period, Ashbury will once more occupy that impor- tant and foremost position that characterized it for so many years. My thoughts are so oftentimes with Ashbury; and to yDU all, Masters, Boys, Parents, I send the warmest greetings from your old Head and your sincere friend, [8] THE ASHBURIAN THE STAFF Left to Right :— H M. Porntt, E. C. N. Edwards, W. H. Brodie, The Headmaster, F. E. B. Whitfield, J. W Johnson, A. D. Brain. THE ASHBURIAN [9] ®hr Staff HEADMASTER N. M. ARCHDALE, M.A., The Queen ' s College, Oxford. W. H. BRODIE, B.A., London University, Sometime Derby Scholar. F. E. B. WHITFIELD, M.A., Sometime Scholar of University College, Durham. E. C. N. EDWARDS, M.A., Christ ' s College, Cambridge. J. W. JOHNSON, B.Sc, University of Toronto; Research Diploma, St. Catherine ' s College, Oxford; I.O.D.E. Scholar 1928. H. M. PORRITT, M.A., University of Bishop ' s College, Lennoxville. A. D BRAIN, Sometime Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford. PHYSICAL DIRECTOR Sergeant-Major F. W. Stone, Late A.P.T. Staff, Aldershot. DIETICIAN SECRETARY TO THE HEADMASTER NURSE AND MATRON Miss E. Wadleigh Miss M. Birch Miss N. Lewis, R.N. rhonl (§tt ttv tljrau ftrrfrrt A. C. Dunning H. D. L. Snelling H. J. Ronalds $rrfrrtB A. H. Balders W. N. McCormick QIaiirt (Harps Company Leader A. C. Dunning Rugby D. L. Snelling (Samrss (Captains H ocl ey A. H. Balders Cricket H. D. L. Snelli Chairman W. H. Ellis Srliattng S ' ortrtij Secretary D. M. Stewart W. H. Ellis tGtbrarsj (Commtttrc D. M. Stewart A. C. Dunning [12] THE ASHBURIAN ®hr Mu mxm Staff £iitl0r-in-(!!lju f H. M. Porritt, Esq. Ottnr A. C. Dunning AaBtatatit Enitnrs W. H. Ellis J. C. Phillips D. M. Stewart Aiurrttatng iHattagrrH J. C. Viets D. Maclaren H. J. Ronalds H. D. L. Snelling A. H. Balders iSrpnrtrr Exdjaitgc Enttur W. A. Grant I. A. Barclay W. H. King AHl)burtan -liiuiinr F. E. Bronson R. D. Viets M. Curry THE ASHBURIAN [13] EDITORIAL IT was announced last June by the Chairman of the Board of Governors that the resignation of Mr. H. F. Wright as Headmaster of Ashbury had finally been ac- cepted, though only, as Major Newcombe remarked in the course of his speech at the Closing, " after months of discussion and consideration, " and with due regard to " his expressed wishes. " Mr. Wright is now on the Staff of Upper Canada College, and to both him and his wife, and Geoffrey, who have left many friends at Ashbury, we offer our very best wishes for the future. Our new Headmaster, Mr. N. M, Archdale, arrived in Ottawa early in August, and with his wife and family moved into Ashbury House. It seems a belated welcome that we offer them now, but that is because this is the first issue of the school mag- azine since their arrival, and, though late, our welcome is none the less sincere. Mr. Archdale, who until his appointment as Headmaster of Ashbury was Head- master of Chartham Towers, Surrey, England, was educated at Bedales and Queen ' s College, Oxford. He comes to us with an enviable athletic record, having been awarded his Blue for Association Football, and his Half Blue for Water Polo. Be- sides this he played for the university at Hockey and Lacrosse, and for his college at Cricket and Tennis. It is only a comparatively short time since Mr. Archdale took over the Headmas- tership, but the community life of a boarding school, a vertible entity in itself, is such that we seem to have known him for a great deal longer than the one term of three months, and his interest in our many activities, possibly more varied this year than ever before, is a matter of great satisfaction to everyone in the School. The Ashburian respectfully offers to Mr. Archdale its sincere good wishes for a long and successful tenure of the Headmastership of Ashbury. " Gosh 1 I ' m not interested in what ' s go!ng on in Europe. Turn over. " We heard the remark the other day. Somebody was trying to read the front page of The Citizen in the Library and the " gosh " gentleman wanted to read about King Clancy ' s retirement. We do not blame him; it was a worthy desire. We read about it too. But you cannot dismiss Europe like that — or anywhere else, or any- thing else. My friend, we live in interesting times. There is probably more of interest and moment happening in the world today than ever before. Nations are adopting new principles of government, new social legislation is coming into effect throughout the world, in an endeavour to improve the lot of the worker and the small wage earner. [14] THE ASH3URIAN Humanitarian ideas are no longer looked upon as idealistic but are put into practice, and slum clearance, unemployment insurance, and free medical attention for the poor are now a recognized part of civilization. Science has progressed by such leaps and bounds that, like Aladdin, we have but to rub cur lamp and the Djinn of invention instantaneously appears to do our bidding. Civilization, however, is paradoxical. If this age has been forward in some wav it has been retrograde in others This year of grace sees no Utopia on earth. In spite of all social change and regimentation to help the less fortunate, to better con- ditions for all, strife rears its ugly head wherever we choose to look. In Spain brother kills brother; father, son, in Siberia the mines are still worked by men who dared to differ with authority; in Germany the Gestapo work swiftly and silently, while in the East the old lust for conguest, disguised under the new, twentieth century cloak of a desire to civilize, characterizes Japan ' s cggression on the mainland. It is an in- teresting age. But how many of us at school realize this, really try to understand what is actually going on about us ? Here we have a branch of The International Rela- tions Club. Twice a week we are told about current events in morning rollcall. Some of us — our friend included, in spite of Clancy — read the papers. But a grasp of world affairs depends on something more than just listening and reading. It calls for thought, discussion, exchange cf views, not when you are twenty and have left school, but now, while you are trying to form ideas and opinions of your own. History is in the making. It is not a finished thing, nor, again, is it something for the future. It is being written now. Change that " Gosh 1 I ' m not interested " to " Holy Smoke I am interested. " It ' s worth it. THE ASHBURIAN [15] CHAPEL NOTES THE majority of the Sunday services this term have been conducted by the Head- master and his addresses, we venture to suggest, have been appreciated as much by the Masters as the Boys. Mr. Edwards has been in charge of the singing and occasionally Magor has play- ed the organ at the morning service. The lessons have been read by the boys, by Dunning on Sundays and by various other senior boys, by rota, at week-day evening prayers. On September 20th, Rev. Harold Floud preached in the Chapel. The High Com- missioner for Great Britain, Sir Francis Floud, was in the congregation. Holy Communion has been cele brated by the Venerable Archdeacon Snowden at Early Service on the first Sunday of each month this term. On October 25th, the School paraded to St. Bartholemew ' s for Morning Service, and on November 29th Mr. Brodie gave a short address at Matins. [16] THE ASHBUR1AN SCHOOL NOTES ON September 26th, the Headmaster and Mrs. Archdale had the honour of being invited to lunch at Government House, and on October 13th the Headmaster was received in audience by His Excellency. Early in the term the Headmaster was made an honorary member of the Gover- nor-General ' s Footguard ' s Mess. We congratulate Mr. Edwards on the birth of a son. Rev. W. H. Bradley has recently been appointed curate of St. Matthew ' s Church. Mr. Bradley took many services in the Chapel last year and also played in the Staff vs. Boys cricket match. On November 5th Major D. L. McKeand talked to the School on the significance of November 1 1 th and the purpose behind wearing a Poppy on Remembrance Day. We congratulate John C. Phillips on winning a Leonard Foundation Scholarship. This is the first time that this scholarship has been awarded to an Ashbury boy and we wish Phillips the best of luck in his work. Early in October The Ford Motor Company of Canada lent us a Ford V8 chassis, so that the boys might have a better idea of the mechanism and construction of a modern motor car. The ' A ' and ' B ' Houses have now been named: Connaught and Woollcombe. During the term Mr. Porritt appeared with the Drama League in the role of the Dauphin in Bernard Shaw ' s St. Joan, and Messrs. Brodie and Johnson are in the Drama League ' s Christmas production of The Pirates of Penzance. Grant ' s poem, " Man ' s Heritage, " which appeared in the last issue of The Ash- burian, was recently reprinted in the Ottawa Citizen. On October 7th some of the Boarders attended the performance of Mendels- sohn ' s oratorio " St. Paul, " by the Pageant Choir, and on November 21st a number of them went to see " St. Joan " at the Little Theatre. Members of the School have also visited the mills of the International Paper Company, in East Templeton, and the Royal Mint this term, and on October 16th attended the Military Tattoo. As was announced in the last issue of The Ashburian, Mr. Hewitt has resigned the post of Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager of the Magazine. This term the advertising has been collected by a committee of boys, who have, in consequence, profited in that they have learnt something about the management of their maga- zine. THE ASHBURIAN [17] Again, as was done last year, the Ashburian offered several prizes for con- tributions to this issue. The winners were as follows: — Poetry; 1st Prize, W. A. Grant, Articles; 1st Prize, R. Lane, 2nd Prize, A. C. Dunning, 3rd Prize, W. King; Stories; 1st Prize, A. H. Balders, 2nd Prize, H. Baker, Photography, 1st Prize, W. Ellis. We regret to announce the death of Sergeant Abraham Mockford, who was for many years in charge of the Cadet Corps and Gymnastic Instructor at Ashbury. The Staff sent a wreath, and Sergeant-Major Stone represented the School at the funeral. SCHOOLBOYS LEARNING TO FLY An Editorial Reproduced from The Ottawa Citizen of September 12th. XV " T " HE new headmaster of Ashbury College, N. M. Archdale, mentioned the possi- bility of starting an aviation class for schoolboys in a letter to The Citizen last Wednesday. Excellent results are being obtained from the Public Schools ' avia- tion camp in England, near Norwich. The earliest age at which the boys are ad- mitted is 17. They are taught to fly solo, and in a week or so they qualify for their pilot ' s " A " licences. The air-minded schoolboys go on to take cross-country flying, forced landing practice and blind flying instruction. " Experience has shown that this British camp helps to spread " air-mindedness " in the schools, and it provides an opportunity for boys to prepare themselves for the profession of aviation. Last year, twenty boys attended the camp; fourteen have since received commissions in the Royal Air Force. One boy who learned to fly at the camp was placed seventh out of 180 competitors in the examination for the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell. " Light airplanes of standard pattern are used for the flying instruction. Since the flying clubs began using light machines like the Moth biplane, designed to be handled without undue difficulty, while avoiding the expense of the high-powered aircraft engine, some notable long-distance and record-breaking flights have been made. The Atlantic ocean has been crossed and solo flying speed records have been established between England and Australia and England and South Africa by British machines of light design. Many fast cabin types have lately been manufactured for private owners. It would be an advantage to Canada to give qualified Canadian schoolboys such an introduction to the realm of aircraft as the Public Schools ' avia- tion camp is doing in England. " [18] THE ASHBU RIAN OLD BOYS ' NOTES WE congratulate Bob Labatt on his marriage to Miss Katharine Currie, and Charles Camsell who recently married Miss Edythe Mills. The former mar- riage was solemnized in Hamilton and the latter in Ottawa. Another marriage of interest to Old Boys was that of Jack Lemoine to Miss Mar- garet Churchill in New York on June 23rd. Jack Dewar was Best Man and Eric Riodon was one of the ushers. We congratulate Ned Rhodes on the birth of a son, and John Fauquier, who has also joined the ranks of the Proud Fathers; likewise a boy. Congratulations too to George Woollcombe on the birth of a daughter. Eric Beardmore has recently been elected a member of the Montreal Curb Ex- change. The following are quotations from the Ottawa Citizen of October 10th: R. T. Bowman ' s Success Chatting in connection with the activities of the British Broadcasting corporation, Ma|or Murray remarked that Robert T. Bowman, formerly of Ottawa, was now the second highest paid radio commentator in Europe. Mr. Bowman, he said had already gone far and was facing a brilliant future. Pole vault honors at the Royal Military College field day at Kingston went to Michael MacBrien .... The son of Sir James MacBrien, Commis- sioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was better than an average athlete while a student at Ashbury College. G. H. Moffatt, who was at Ashbury from 1923 to 1926 is now on the Staff of Bishop ' s College School. John Bassett Jr., (1923-29) graduated from Bishop ' s University last June with a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy. He was awarded too the John W. Y. Smith prize for Political Economy and the Howard Ferguson Cup, awarded to " That student of high academic standing whose athletic and other activities bring distinction to the University. " THE ASHBURIAN [19] Robert Southam is attending the Columbia School of Journalism in New York. His brother Gordon, is now in Vancouver. Lincoln Magor has been named Dux of the Montreal High School. Magor was in the Junior School four years ago. The following is an extract from the Montreal Gazette of September 11th:- W. Pugsley, Ottawa, Gets Harvard Degree Word has been received here that William Howard Pugsley, only son of W. G. Pugsley, K.C., and Mrs. Pugsley, of Ottawa, has been granted the degree of M B. A., (Master of Business Administration), from the Graduate School of Business Adminis- tration of Harvard University. Mr. Pugsley was one of the seven graduates obtaining their degree " with high distinction " out of a graduating class of 271 . Features of the very successful scholas- tic career of Mr. Pugsley include his winning of a scholarship when graduating from Ashbury College in 1929. He attended McGill University and received the degree Bachelor of Commerce in 1934 being second in his class. He is a grandson of the late Hon. William Pugsley, minister of public works in the cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Launer. Recent visitors to the School include — Pat Bogert, Bruce Ritchie, John Fau- quier, Adam Fauquier, David Fauquier, John Garland, Len Schlemm, Malcolm Grant, Bill Hadley, Douglas Wurtele, Peter Wilson, Brophie Dunne, Avery Stairs, J. B. Kirk- patrick, Michael MacBrien and John Ferguson. A most successful meeting of the Montreal branch of the Old Boys ' Association was held in the Windsor Hotel on October 30th. About eighty Old Boys were present and Gilbert Fauquier, President of the Association, presided. Mr. Archdale addressed the meeting, outlining the policy he intended to follow at Ashbury, and mentioned changes he had already made in the organization of the School. We reproduce below letters that have been sent to the Editors from Old Boys and which we think will be of interest to others who have left the School. [20] THE ASHBURIAN McGILL UNIVERSITY. MONTREAL, P. QUE. November 10th 1936 Dear Sir, You have asked for information as to the doings of Old Ashburians at McGill, so I might as well start with members of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, to which five of us have been pledged this year. Jim Calder is in his third year Science and is trying out for the Intermediate Hockey Team. Graham Ferguson is on the Boxing Team and is also Playing Manager of the Golf Team. His brother, " Burbank " , — popularly referred to as Contact Man for " The Shadow " — is Vice-President of Second Year Commerce and Assistant Manager of the Senior Hockey Team. Art Yuile is in First Year Engineering, and rumour has it that " Chippy Reynolds " is thinking of " Coming Out " this year and wearing his blue organdie dress. In his spare time he does a bit of Commerce. Enough for the Kappa Alphas. Russell Cowans occasionally appears at his Commerce lectures, in which case he is loudly applauded. Desmond Black is President of First Year Commerce. Edward Fauquier is usually encountering difficulties with the Montreal Police, who seem to hold their own views on his ability to drive a car. Meredith Molson, Ace Montreal Flyer, hopes to get into the R. A. F. in the near future. Ian Macorquodale, Oliver Whitby, Charlie Gale, Keith Kennedy, Bill Hurd and Bill Fullerton are often seen around the campus, on their way to and from their numerous activities. As for myself, I am dabbling in Science and dreaming of the golf season that is to come. We were delighted to have the opportunity of meeting Mr. Archdale last month and look forward to seeing many Ashburians at McGill next year. Yours very sincerely, (Signed) J. B. Kirkpatrick. THE ASHBURIAN [21] QUEEN ' S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONT. November 10th 1936 Dear Sir, In reply to your request for Old Boys ' News I find that numerically Ashbury is not particularly well represented here this year. However, the diminutive proportions of our group, I trust, merely attest its select nature. George Malloch, third year Commerce, and incidentally the only old boy who is not a member of this year ' s class, may frequently be seen around the Union at meal times due to a pronounced dislike of boarding house fare. Victor Stuart, who left Ashbury several years ago, is registered in first year Arts and from all appearances seems to be bearing his burden well. A student at Ashbury from 1932-35 George Clark is also an Arts freshman and devotes much of his spare time to the orchestra. Howard " Cream " Barends who is taking prep-med:cine this year is representing Queen ' s juniors as inside. The rest of his time he divides between avoiding eight o ' clock lectures and pyjama parades. As for myself I derive intense enjoyment from the compulsory P.T. classes which bear a remarkable resemblance to the Sergeant Major ' s detention parades with which I had some little experience. Thanking you for the privilege of acting as your representative, I am, Yours sincerely, (Signed) Graham E. Brown. [22] THE ASHBURIAN BISHOP ' S UNIVERSITY, LENNOXVILLE, P. QUE. November 11th 1936 Dr. Mr. Editor, Thank you very much for your letter. I hear there have been quite a few changes around the school since the new headmaster has taken over. If I have time this term I intend to pay a visit to Ottawa and find out just what has been done. Some of the improvements I have been told about sound almost unbelievable 1 I am enjoying Bishop ' s very much. I have discovered — as you always insisted — that there is a lot to be said for the residential university. There is a friendliness at Bishop ' s that is not found everywhere. Other Ashbury Old Boys here are Baskervi I !e and Roberts. " Pete " , as president of the Debating Society, is a prominent figure. He is also Assistant Manager of the hockey team. " Count " Baskervi He is just as dapper and efficient as ever. He is Assistant Manager of the rugby team. Mason Johnston was here for a few days — but he went back to Dalhousie to finish his course there. John Bassett was here last year — but is this year studying French in Brussels. Hugh Powell is now at Os- goode Hall. As I have the disagreeable job of goading the other freshmen into working, I have my work cut out for me. There is a showing of three one-act plays at the time I am writing this, and all the work seems to fall on the shoulders of the freshmen. I am very glad to hear from different sources that the school is doing so well this year. My congratulations to the new Headmaster. Give my best to everyone at Ashbury. Yours, very sincerely, (Signed) Don Paterson. We congratulate Paterson on being elected Senior freshman, and quote the fol- lowing from The Mitre, Donald S. Paterson — Our senior freshman hails from the shore of Lake Superior, where he was born on April 22, 1918, in the city of Fort William. He attended Ash- bury College for four years and has come to Bishop ' s to obtain his B.A. degree. He contemplates joining the O.T.C. and is active in rugby, hockey, tennis, badminton and golf. His future, uncertain. THE ASHBURIAN [23] ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO. November 18th 1936 Dear Mr. Editor, It is not, I think, until one leaves it that one appreciates school. Now that I can see Ashbury as it really stands, it gives me great pride to be able to class myself as an Old Ashburian. There are here, at the Royal Military College, five boys who actually graduated from Ashbury and two who went there for a number of years. Hadley, who is among the five who graduated, is in his third year and will be- come a Senior Cadet next year. He usually stands within the first five of his class in academic work and, like many other Ashburians, shows his sporting aptitude by turning out for various games. Stairs, who came to R.M.C. from Ashbury last year, may be classed as a math- matical genius; while MacBrien, who is in the same class and who was Head Prefect at Ashbury, was on the first Rugby and Hockey teams. Unfortunately, owing to medical reasons, he is unable to play this year, but hopes to be able to take his place on the teams once more next year. Palmer, who spent a number of years at Ashbury, was on the first Hockey team, but had bad luck with injuries. Ashbury ' s chief claimant for fame here is Gillies, who has the happy knack of being able to make anyone laugh at any time. To show how varied are the activities of Old Boys at the College, Peter Wilson won the Intermediate sailing race last year. The last of the seven Ashburians at the Royal Military College is Yours very sincerely, (Signed) Douglas B. Wurtele. Robert Stanfield has left Dalhousie and is now attending the Harvard Law School. We congratulate T. M. Barott, who was at Ashbury from 1931 to 1932 and who is now at B.S.C., on winning the Lieutenant-Governor ' s prize for Science and the General Proficiency prize for the Sixth Form. We regret to announce the death of W. S. Trenholme, President of James Wil- son and Company, Montreal. We offer our sincere sympathy to his family. [24] THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN [25] MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF " HITCH HIKING " By R. L. LANE FROM the Dictionary we learn that " hitch " means " to move in jerks, " which, linked with " hiking " — the meaning of which we all know — aptly describes that peculiar method of travel — " hitch-hiking. " " Hitch-hiking! What a low mode of travel, " you may say. But it is a rare and enjoyable deviation from riding in luxurious pullman cars. I decided to become a " hitch-hiker " while on holiday this summer and the following is an account of my " travels by thumb. " As I had recently learnt that to become a proficient " hitch-hiker " one must not hike, I patiently stood by the gravel roadside, with my pack on my back, ready to begin the one hundred and two mile journey to Ottawa. Opposite me, the large triangular sign, " Y.M.C.A., Boys ' Camp-On-Da-Da-Waks, " easily caught one ' s eye and I counted on it being in my favour for a " lift " . I was not far wrong and after about five trucks had passed me in a cloud of dust, a large Ford truck appeared on the crest of the hill. I gave it a heart-rending look and mopped my brow. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and in a moment I had climbed into the cab. My first lift! I settled comfortably for a long ride and recounted my history to the man. He seemed quite interested to hear that I was a counsellor at the " Y " Camp and that to-morrow was my day-off, and I was not a little disappointed and disgusted when he turned off my route after a journey of about three miles. I walked through the neighbouring village and began to " thumb " all manner of vehicles on the outskirts, at the same time watching the sun set. I had counted on covering half the journey during the evening but it looked as if I might not be so fortunate. I nibbled some broken biscuits and casually thumbed a passing truck. To my amazement it slowed down, and running up to it I once more clambered in and unslung my pack.- This ride took me as far as Renfrew, practically half way, and I made enquiries as to a transport truck which came through the town about eleven o ' clock at night. I had missed it and I walked through the town and out into the main highway. Luck was with me and almost immediately a ride was " hooked " in a battered old Chevro- let car which crawled into Arnprior about half an hour later. I thought that I would shorten still further the remaining distance before seeking lodgings. For almost three quarters of an hour I stood on the far end of the cement bridge of Arnprior, watching a never-ending stream of cars flash by me. The street light over my head was covered with moths and flies and I felt very chilly and alone. Finally a car stopped and I eagerly opened the door and sighed as I fell back on the rear seat. This, however, was only the first of three short rides which " jerked " me [26] THE ASHBURIAN only about four miles nearer my goal. I walked another mile to a small village by a bend in the highway. It was almost one o ' clock and I decided to " turn in " at a farm nearby which was still illuminated. After a good sleep I rose early and without waiting for breakfast, walked briskly out on to the highway. I peered at the sign pointing toward the village where I had spent the night. It read " Kinburn " , and underneath was written in pencil, " This place kin burn for all I care. " I soundly agreed with the anonymous defacer of highway signs and began to thumb an approaching truck. It stopped slowly, and after thanking the driver I climbed over the seemingly terribly high sides, as the cab was occupied, and lumped down on to a pile of hay. I lay down, a feat which was not easy to do in a truck swaying from side to side, and counted myself lucky for starting out so early in the morning. I was unable to see where we were going and never thought the driver might take a side road. I looked up at the tree-tops passing overhead and joyfully anticipated entering Ottawa again after a month at camp. Luckily the driver was heading for Ottawa, and after a while I caught the sound of passing street cars and felt the truck bump over the tracks. I had arrived. When the truck stopped I made use of my lessons in vaulting and gracefully leaped over the truck ' s side. My pack caught, but I extracted myself painfully and dropped to hard pavement. I boarded the first on-coming street car and sat back in the seat. Wouldn ' t my parents be surprised to see me ? They were, and the reprimand I received on telling of my adventure would make me weigh the matter most carefully before again " thumbing " my way along the King ' s Highway. THE ASHBURIAN [27] THE OLYMPIC GAMES, BERLIN, 1936 By A. C. DUNNING MUCH, almost too much, has been written, shown in the films, or spoken about this year ' s Olympic Games at Berlin. Hundreds of thousands of people saw this great athletic meet and among the crowds was a group of Canadian school boys, including the writer, who visited the Games under the auspices of the Overseas Education League. Once in Germany, however, the League relinquished us and we became the guests of the German Olympic Games ' Committee. Wishing to dispose of us as quickly and quietly as possible the committee promptly billetted us in a semi-military camp along with over six hundred boys from other nations. The Canadian Group arrived at the camp in Berlin late one evening in July and were treated to tasty refreshments, consisting of plain tea, artificial jam and good blackish bread. We then gathered around the central flag pole while the leader of the camp welcomed us and our flag was raised. Having risen early and travelled far that day, the weary group was ready for a good sound sleep on comfortable beds. We were to be disillusioned and disappointed. Our hosts showed us to our tent, (a large one containing about thirty beds, or rather bunks, and lockers), wished us good-night, and departed. Wearily we dropped into our bunks and struck the practically bare, straw-covered boards with stunning and resounding whacks. Though none of us were seriously injured, we received slight bruises and all gave vent to our feelings by harsh words which bruised the surround- ing atmosphere as the beds had us. However, we gallantly made the best of our op- portunity for a good sleep, and by two in the morning had succeeded in dropping off into a fitful slumber. Promptly at six-fifteen in the dawning we were rudely awakened and told, nay ordered, to get up and prepare to march into Berlin and view the ceremony at the tomb of Germany ' s Unknown Warrior. Again we thoroughly bombarded the atmos- phere and refused to get up. However, the presence of fully armed and grim vis- aged German soldiers in our tent changed our minds for us and we hurriedly arose. We were quite naturally expecting a hot, appetizing breakfast, but when, after waiting in line to receive our rations, we were each given three hard buns and a cup of plain tea, with a plate of butter for the whole group; we heartily rued the day we left our parential roofs. A few minutes after we had finished our repast we were ordered to prepare to march. Little did we know what lay in store for us. Singing gaily we followed the other groups down the streets of Berlin. After marching along An Dcr Heerstrasse and down various side streets, we at length arrived at Pichelsburg, a station on the Berlin elevated railway, and waited for our right train. We believed we had nearly completed half our marching for the day, but such was not the case. As we sped through the city we relaxed in the luxurious hard-wood seats of the over-crowded train and wondered what was to happen next. We found this out altogether too soon. Alighting from the train we formed up THE ASHBURIAN [29] in our line of March and followed the other groups out of the station, up this street, down that, until at length we reached Unter Den Linden. We marched a con- siderable distance along that wide, flag bedecked military street, between crowds of cheering citizens. How loud was the cheering for the Italian group immediately in front of us, but how quickly it died down as we came along. We began to feel downhearted and by this time our feet were numb and sore, but as we passed the C.P.R. and other Canadian office buildings, we were greeted by a burst of cheering which raised our spirits and helped to make us forget our sore, blistered feet. Finally we drew up opposite the tomb of the Unknown Warrior and witnessed the ceremony and the laying of wreaths by high German officials. Germany ' s finest troops and marines demonstrated their marching ability and " marched past " in snappy " goose step. " After this brief breathing spell we set out at a brisk pace for Der Lustgarten nnd Alters Museum. Here we lined each side of the huge square in front of the museum while thousands of " Hitler Youth " marched into the centre of the square in close formation. General Goenng and officials of the " Youth " spoke of glorious, re- born Germany and the high standing of its military and semi-military organizations. Hundreds of " Youth " paraded between the closely packed ranks bearing the flags and standards of the German military units; a colourful pageant. A Greek runner bearing a flame from the Olympic torch at Athens was heralded in, ran through the ranks amid tumultuous cheers and lit with his firebrand a torch, or rather a metal bowl set in stone at each end of the square. He gave the Olympic salute and de- parted on the run, leaving behind him a wildly cheering and enthusiastic crowd. Again we began to march and after some time arrived at another elevated station, or bahnhof as the Germans say, and boarded a train for the Reichssport- fcld. Another comfortable ride on springy hard-wood benches and we at length ar- rived at the Olympic Stadium where we were to partake of our first German luncheon. We marched along the crowded drives of the Olympic grounds to the stands about the Polo field where, after waiting for a few moments, we were met by a truck carrying our lunch. All greeted its arrival with loud cheers and much shouting and yel- ling, for we expected a hearty meal after our long march. We crowded round our lunch wagon and each was handed a brown paper bag and told to hurry up. Eagerly we ripped open our bags. They contained two dry, blackish-bread sandwiches, but in spite of the character of the sandwiches and the possibility of strangulation from choking we gulped then down rapidly. We were again ready to proceed when the dirigible " Hindenburg " passed very low overhead. Much to the consternation of our leaders we immediately broke ranks and secured many good photographs of the mighty airship as she cruised slowly past. After our refreshing and appetizing meal we proceeded to the Olympic Stadium to view the inaugural ceremonies of the XI Olympic Games. Our group managed to secure seats on the steps of one aisle at the end of the Stadium and was able to see everything, although from a considerable distance. Amid tremendous cheering and band playing, Hitler and other high German of- ficials took their seats in the huge special box in the stands, from where " Der Fuhrer " [30] THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN [3 1] addressed the audience by means of loud speakers. Scarcely had he finished when another runner, bearing a lighted torch, entered at one end of the Stadium, de- scended the steps there, and ran around the track to where the Olympic torch stood. There he gave the Olympic salute and amid riotous cheering lit the torch. The Olympic Games were formally opened. The teams of the various countries then marched around the track and lined up in the huge sguare in the centre of the Stadium to be welcomed by Hitler and the chairman of the German Games Committee. The Greek team led the parade fol- lowed by the other teams in alphabetical order. Leading each team were two mem- bers of that team, one carrying a sign bearing the name of the country and the other that country ' s flag. The French contingent dipped its flag to the ground while passing Hitler ' s box and were greeted with loud cheers, but when the Italian team entered the arena it received a veritable ovation which lasted until they had taken up their position in the square. The Canadian team marched past, gave the Olympic salute and dip- ped its flag. They were cheered too, but it was not until they were passing our group that they were really well received. We all cheered and yelled until we were hoarse and were able to see the effect of cur clamounngs on Canada ' s Olympic re- presentatives. The other teams marched past, Germany, as host bringing up the rear and being well acclaimed. When all the Olympic teams were lined up " Der Fuhrer " welcomed them and wished them all success, (as he spoke in German, we had to take other people ' s word for this.) The teams then all paraded out of the Stadium and we marched home for dinner. Our first camp dinner consisted of tough meat, sour sauerkraut and plain tea. A very delightful meal delightfully served, as the other meals had been, by members of our group, on rude board tables. The camp normally was run on military lines — two hundred and thirty-eight soldiers shared it with us — and we had to have a signed permit before we were al- lowed to leave the camp. These permits allowed us out until twelve o ' clock at the latest, but as we never returned much before dawn we were forced to find some other entrance as the gates were locked and barred and in plain view of the guard tent. In a very short time we discovered, or rather made, a hole under the fence, conveniently situated quite near our own tent and in the shadow of some trees some distance from the guards. Every night we entered by this hole under the fence, and even now most of us could find our way to it with our eyes closed, if we were suddenly to find ourselves once again in camp in Berlin. In spite of our seemingly difficult time in camp, we were all sorry to leave it when the day of our departure arrived, and although the leaders of the camp appeared sorry to see us depart, we felt sure there was an element of joy in their hearts, for we had broken up the whole military organization of the camp during our brief visit. It is significant to note that scarcely two days had elapsed since our departure from the camp when we heard that the camp leader had committed suicide, and one of the seconds in command had died under suspicious circumstances, appropriately put down to ptomaine poison. Deutsch nbcr alles! [32] THE ASHBURIAN OPEN THAT DOOR By H. M. BAKER IVING is a weird occupation at first, but after years of it, one thinks no I J more of descending to the weed-covered bottom of the deep sea than of eat- ing one ' s breakfast. In all my years of experience, I never forgot one incident in the depths of the salty water; it gave me a slight feeling of apprehension each time the diving suit was fitted on, just like when you come down late to breakfast and hope the poached eggs are not too cold. " We steamed south from New York trying to locate a liner which had found- ered off the coast of Trinidad. Our ship, which was small but seaworthy, made the trip in about two weeks and then operations began. We had the approximate posi- tion of the wreck and by sounding located it quite easily the second day. " I received orders from the captain to go down to see how badly the ship was damaged and find out if the rocks that had sunk it in the incredibly short space of three minutes had left anything worth bringing to the surface, and to see if I could find the two hundred thousand pounds in gold bars which it was rumoured the sub- merged hulk contained. " My rubber diving suit was put on and heavy weights attached to my feet and the belt to pull me down in the water. As soon as my helmet was clamped down, a sailor started pumping life-giving air, and I slid over the side. I had with me my usual equipment — lamp, a torch capable of cutting through six inches of steel plate, and a small telephone attached inside my helmet with which I could communicate with the control ship. There was a rope there for me to slide down, and down I went, so slowly though, that it was annoying. The pressure of water at a few fathoms is tremendous, so a diver has to let himself down very, very slowly, and come up even more slowly, or he will go mad extraordinarily quickly, from the sudden changes of pressure. " As I slipped through the green waters, inch by inch, I took stock of my fan- tastic surroundings. Fishes of all descriptions, fat, thin, long, short, meek, and fero- cious, swam past at an alarming rate. The tips of long weeds gripped me and in the gloom I caught sight of jagged rocks. As I got farther and farther from the surface of the sea the light faded, and I could only see dimly the wonders of the ocean bed. " Suddenly a darker shape took form directly beneath me. It was the " Santa Cruz. " As I landed gently on the deck, I saw a great rip in the bow which had let in tons of salty sea and sent the rolling ship to rest. How quickly it must have sunk ! " I had been given instructions as to where the precious metal might be hidden, so I immediately went down one deck to the First Class Ballroom. The heavy steel door was stuck and in spite of several efforts, I could not manage to dislodge it. I took my torch and cut through that door as if it had been paper. The next moment I almost fainted. Through the opening came eerie white forms, bobbing upwards past me, and bursting when they got to the surface. THE ASH BURI AN [33] " These were the passengers of the " Santa Cruz " who had been dancing when the ship struck the rocks. In their haste to escape the door had been jammed, and they had probably all yelled, " Open the door! For God ' s sake, open that door. " And now I, I had opened the door! " I screamed in my telephone and started clambering up frantically towards the deck. But still the white shapes bobbed around me, shooting past me, hundreds, thousands, of them. " The captain called through the telephone, ' Down, you fool, do you want to live in an asylum the rest of your life? Go down again and come up slowly. ' Down I went, in a horrible nightmare, and came up foot by foot, each foot seeming to take an hour. " As I got higher, the water pressure lessened. This made the bodies swell, and a queerer effect could not be imagined. To have bloated white shapes rubbing against you which you know are human corpses is an experience beyond all compre- hension. I went up, up, up I guess I fainted. " SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SHOW AT 12.05 By H. D. L. SNELLING THEY are all the same. The picture is terrible; you wonder how in heaven ' s name you were ever persuaded to come, and, to top it off, you have to get up early the following morning. Upon arriving at the theatre you are confronted with " Tickets $1.00. " " Oh well, " you say, " the show is bound to be good. " You will soon change your mind. At least you are seated: two rows from the front and on the extreme left. After a lengthy wait, during which the gallery whistles and stamps its feet, the pic- ture begins. What a position you are in. Everything is beautifully out of propor- tion, but it ' s no use trying to move, as fifty other people have the same idea. You want to leave, but the rest of the party won ' t hear of it. You can rule sleep out: an extended nap possibly. Some giant intellect behind, helps you doze by repeating. " Oh, isn ' t that cute! " till you think you will scream. You begin to count how many times she says it. You decide to look around and see if any of your friends are there. Not one, they have probably been to one before. But what a crowd is there. The city slickers are well represented, reeking of brill lantine and straighting their multi hued ties. Their ladies, if any, are there too, chewing gum and reeking too of perfume. Of course there is bound to be a " smart guy " there who simply " panics " the party. What you would like to say to him. At last the picture ends and you breathe a sigh of relief. But wait, it ' s a double bill. You can ' t go yet. Well, after another intolerable wait the second pic- ture ends, if possible worse than the first. Then comes the National Anthem. Instead of playing the usual short stanza, a whole verse is played. A picture of the King — the late one — is thrown on the screen upside down, and quickly changed. However nobody notices. Everybody is tense like a sprinter, waiting to begin that dash up the aisle. [34] THE ASHBU RIAN THE ASHBURIAN [35] It ' s over. You are swept along and drop your hat. Somebody laughingly gives it to you, after a few dozen have tramped on it. You are on your way again. Some- body is trying to edge ahead of you. Trip him. No, better still, shoulder him out of the way. This perhaps suits the savage mood you are in. At last you are out, searching for your party. Here they come. Happy faces! The only thing left to do is open the car and get out of here. What 1 You have lost the keys ? Go and find them, Sucker! THE R.C.M.P. IN THE NORTH By H. W. KING EVERY June, from Montreal, the Hudson ' s Bay Company supply boat " Nascopie " leaves on its annual trip to the north. Besides her cargo of provisions the Nas- copie has on board an officer and a number of men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who will spend a period of from two to three years on duty in the barren Canadian Arctic. During this time they must acquaint themselves with the nature of their work and obtain the confidence of those under their jurisdiction, and also maintain law and order over a very large territory. It is this ability to under- stand the manners and thoughts of the natives that distinguishes the Police. The Eskimo of today is not such a different character from what he was a cen- tury ago. Although he lives by little other than what he kills, he has profited from the invasion of the white man, as, when the explorer, and trapper of the colonies to the south ventured to the land of snow and ice in search of further profit from their snares, they brought rifles and ammunition, civilized clothing, trinkets, and other aids known to the white man, all of which made the existence of the Eskimo more pleasant and certainly less toilsome. His outlook, however, has not, with the exception of a few cases of inter-mar- riage, been affected, and it has been necessary to deal with them accordingly, being as generous as possible, but at the same time maintaining a definite sense of law and order. The boundaries of the Canadian Arctic, not being narrowly limited, necessitate a good deal of travelling to cover, even within the limits of a police patrol. Astound- ing as it may be, upon realization, trips amounting to thousands of miles, and tak- ing months to perform, have actually been made by men of the force in the course of a single patrol, and even now with the advent of aircraft there remains glory enough in a trip of a such a character, although the hardships and privations are lessened a hundredfold, but unfortunately the more antiquated means of transporta- tion still prevail. As the natives live on, or near the coast, the convenience of water travel is appreciated. The effect of the Mounted Police on the Canadian North has been to convert it into a law abiding district, and to open it up in preparation to receive the benefits and advantages which modern civilization has to offer. [36] THE ASHBURFAN THE ASHBURIAN [37] THE ROMNEY, HYTHE, DYMCHURCH RAILWAY By W. N. McCORMICK ONE of the most interesting things which I had the pleasure of visiting last summer while I was in England was the small railway which runs from Hythe to Dymchurch. These are two towns situated on the South coast of England not far from Dover, and are about five miles apart. On this particular railway there are six engines and thirty or more cars to look after what little passenger traffic there is between the towns, and there are also a few baggage cars to carry the mail and hand baggage. The engines are built accurately to the scale of one-third the original size and are cleverly constructed miniatures of England ' s famous trains, such as the Royal Scott and others, while they also have a scale model of a Canadian Paci- fic Prairie Express engine. The coaches are also scale models of English carriages and hold about twelve passengers each, and although one cannot stand up in them, they are exceedingly comfortable to ride in. As I was travelling with a group of Canadian School-boys they put on the Can- adian engine for our special benefit. There were thirty of us, but as another boy and myself arrived at the station a little late all the coaches were filled so we rode with the baggage. There were no cattle cars on this train. When the train got under way the Baggage Master, the only other human occu- pant of our carriage, told us that we were travelling between forty and forty-five miles per hour. It was the wierdest sensation imaginable sitting in the baggage van, which was scarcely wide enough for two people, rattling along at this seemingly fast rate of speed with the doors wide open and the ground and tall grass flying past us hardly two feet from where we were sitting. On reaching Dymchurch at the other end of the line we talked to the engineer and among some of the things he told us was the fact that he had had the train fully loaded, going as fast as seventy miles an hour. The controls, it was interest- ing to notice, were in exactly the same place as they are in its prototype in Canada, and, from what I could see, the only difference was in the fire-box and the front of the tender which were purposely out of proportion so that the engineer could shovel coal — with what looked to me very much like a fire place scoop — into the fire box without getting out of the cab. After taking a number of photographs of the miniature train, as we called it, we returned to Eastbourne where we were staying, riding in our bus from the Dym- church station which seemed positively enormous after the cramped quarters in the world ' s smallest passenger train. [38] THE ASHBURIAN THE CRUISE OF THE MARY ANN By A. H. BALDERS THE Mary Ann out of Cape Tormentine, N.B., keeled far over to port, her leeward rail awash, as Captain Foster peered anxiously out to sea, and then at the large bow wave of a fast police cutter a mile and a half astern. It was evening, and the rocky headlands of the Maine coast were now only barely visible in the gathering dusk. Suddenly the captain turned. " It ' s no good, Smith, " he said to his mate standing nearby. " We can never make the nine mile limit before they are up with us. I guess they caught us nap- ping this time. " " Things do look pretty tough right now, " agreed Smith. " If we could only have got the stuff into Portland sooner, but Malone and the shore crew never answered our signal to send the launches out to us. As it was we hung off Rum Row for three days. There was nothing we could do except come inside and try to find out what had happened. " " Yes, but we took too big a chance, and now that cutter ' s after us. I ' d give anything to be back at anchor off Cape Tormentine. " " Wait, I have an idea, we may get away OK yet. Ready about. We ' re com- ing up into the wind. Haul down the main sheet, and let go your starboard ancnor, that cutter hasn ' t got us yet. " The crew of the Mary Ann looked at one another somewhat amazed, as they carried out Captain Foster ' s orders. Why was the Mary Ann anchoring inside the nine mile limit, with a coast guard cutter on her trail? — True the launch was gain- ing on them, and they would never have time to reach " the Row, " but they expected Foster to stay under sail until the police boat actually overtook them. " The old man ' s got something fishy up his sleeve, " said Smith to a seaman standing near him. " You ' re right there, " the other replied, " Old Foster is as slippery as an eel. He can wiggle out of more tight jams than any rum captain on this coast. " By this time it was getting very dark, and the launch could only just be seen about a mile astern. " Light your riding lights, " Foster beilowed across the deck, " and put another in the rigging — low, about four feet from the bottom of the spar, so that all three lights will be quite close together. " I guess this is part of his plan, thought Smith, but I ' d love to know what the old boy ' s up to. In a very few minutes the lights of the on coming rum chaser grew closer, until the roar of its powerful motors could be heard only about three hundred yards away. Then suddenly the steady purr stopped, and the speed boat rolled slug- gishly on the heavy Atlantic swell. The rattle of her anchor chain could be heard THE ASHBURIAN [39] on board the Mary Ann, and soon her riding lights could be seen clearly glowing through the murky gloom. " Guess they ' re going to wait and board us in the morning, " said one of the crew. " They can watch our lights all night, until dawn. — Those chaser crews never did like boarding a rum ship at night, too many funny things can happen in the dark, — and they ' d rather wait till morning. " Hour after hour, the schooner and the watchful cutter rocked gently side by side. Neither crew slept much, however, as the situation was too tense for that. Finally, at 2.10 a.m., Smith was called to the Captain ' s cabin. " I want you to take that large raft that we keep in the hold down aft there, " said the captain. " Nail a big plank on it sticking upwards. Put those spare riding lights we carry on each side of the raft, and a lantern at the top of the plank. Above all don ' t make too much noise with that hammer, as I don ' t want the launch to hear you. Come back and report to me when it ' s done. " " Yes Sir, " answered the astonished mate, now completely baffled. What would the old man want with a raft in the middle of the night, he thought. Forty-five minutes later, Smith again appeared in the doorway of the captain ' s cabin. " It ' s all ready sir, " he said. " Right " replied Foster, as he strode cut on deck. " Now men I want you to be very careful and not make any noise. Take the raft up forward and lower it over the starboard side. " Quickly the crew of the Mary Ann lowered down the craft till the water lapped steadily at its side. " Now, " said Foster, " this is going to be the trickiest part of it all. Smith, I want you light those three lights on the raft, and at exactly the same time, you turn our lights off, " he said to a seaman beside him. " If that look-out on the cutter is not very wide awake, he will never see the change. " " And we will be able to make a getaway, " said the amazed mate. " That ' s the idea, " Foster replied. Soon the captain ' s orders had been carried out, and the lights from the raft shone dimly across the water. The schooner lay in complete darkness. Steathily, the anchor chain was hauled up; — still no sound came from the cutter, and slowly, very slowly, the Mary Ann slipped off into the night. " That launch is going to be pretty sore at dawn when they realize that they have been watching a raft " , chuckled Foster some hours later. " They certainly will " replied Smith, " and by that time we should be about seven miles outside the limit, and on our way back to New Brunswick. I certainly will be glad to see the Cape again. " " So will I, Smith. If this wind holds, we should get through the Strait of Northumberland and drop anchor off Cape Tormentine within forty-eight hours- Cape Tormeatine and home for the Mary Ann. She deserves a spell of rest. " " Yes Sir, she does, " was all Smith could think of to say. [40] THE ASHBURIAN H fifcury Cfbttejre- Slteir Ram? Libethfor tftormm? 1914 - 1915 D. ARMSTRONG; c.e.f. J.R. ARNOLD!, " " " i?;r. " ,T F. G.AVERY, capt.r.e. H. BILLINGS, lieut.r.f.c. A.H.BOSTQCK, lieut. s.h. Wm BROOKE, twrnin. G. B.BROWN. 00RPl.32».? BATTY. G. B.CAR ' LING.cAPT.p.p.e.i..i. J.B.CARLINC.ufKT.R f.s. C.C.CHIPMAN, iw BATTY. C.P.COTTON. Lieut, 2«»c.r.». E. D,CURRIER.. om a l » u 7. ' «tr Y . H. A.B. DICKEY, cAPT.zsTTH .win. A.G.FRASER, lieut.sst butt. A.U.G1LM0UR, CORPL.B.M.G.B C.R.M.GODWIN.uEUT.a-PBATT. J.L.GOOWIN, lieut. iv c.f.a C. F.O.GORMAN, a.m. a. J . M . H A 2 E N.capmsv batty.c.f.a. A.A.HENDERSON, ' S ' J batt. J.B.L.HENEY, lieut. r.f.c. 6.R. HERON,-major,78 t ? batt. V.BARRlNGTuN-KEIWETT. Vj?l R.H.LELIEVRE, lieut. bfc. A.S.LEMESURIER. batt. E.J.LOWE, c.e. h.maclean, b.e.f. D. H. MASS ON, lieut. rn. a. s. R.G.MASSON,l ' sut.R.f c. E. McLACHLIN.MEur.i5 ' -« batty A.W.MOORE, wjir.m.r. A.PRATT,LiEuT.i«?e.E.8. E.H.READ. lieut. r.f.g. D.V.RITCHIE, cm s R.L.SL ADEN, lieut. p.p.o.l.i. D. A. B. SMART. lieut. 77t» batt. G.R.SMITH, LIEUT. 42 IP R.TURRIFF, P P.c.L.i. j.r.woods. ?sr T D S T„n T « 7 M« I . s J.S.WRIGHT.CAPT.50T-BATT. THE ASHBURIAN [41] LEST WE FORGET By H. D. L. SNELLING November 11th, 1936. EIGHTEEN years ago today the drums of war ceased their monotonous rolling; man returned to his agricultural or business life. All, however, did not return. Some stayed to sleep in Flanders Fields. Some few million men perished from 1914 to 1918. For what? They did not know why they were fighting. Men were brought from the field, fr om the workshop, from factory and office, equipped as soldiers and told to kill the enemy for Freedom ' s sake, to kill a foe for the most part as innocent as they. A man imagined a great German empire. He dreamed of an empire stretching from the Rhine through Central Europe to the Black Sea and the Holy Land. To this man his subjects ' lives were but as pawns in his gigantic game of chess. But Hu- manity upset the board, and the outraged feelings of the civilized world were re- sponsible for a complete reversal of the Imperalist ' s dream. The Fatherland was de- feated, chaos ruled in its stead, and the great dreamer was forced into ignominious exile in Holland. For four years this useless bloodshed went on, four years of carnage and slaugh- ter. Was it worth it ? Can millions of dead souls be forgotten, even by those too young to recall the horror of the times? Experience is worth the cost at most prices. But not this one. [42] THE ASHBURIAN YOU ASK ME WHY By W. H. ELLIS WHY do most Canadians stick to the cities all the year ' round ' 5 The only answer to this question is that they do not know enough of their own country to be able to appreciate it. You may say, " Oh, but we do! We ' ve been to Toronto and Montreal. Why we ' ve been through all the larger cities of Canada. " That is all very well, but Canada is not composed of only its two greatest cities, or, for that matter, of all its cities. Therefore, get away from the cities and see your country as it is, and as it was a thousand years ago. There will be many who will scoff at this suggestion. They will, for instance, say that it is impossible to get to such parts of the Dominion unless one is willing to spend days, or even weeks, in doing so, and not many have the leisure time to do this. Granted that not many have much time to spare, one great advantage is that to reach uncivilized country, one need not spare more than a few hours. There are, within thirty miles of the capital of your country, many square miles of virgin forest, little-known lakes, and, in all, some of the most beautiful scenery which the world can offer. Visit it and you will not be disappointed. One hears of financial depressions and of hard times, yet most of the families of Canada possess a car. But, on looking into the kind of service to which these valuable machines are put, one finds that they are used chiefly for two things — de- livering merchandise and driving to the office. Now, I do not suggest that either of these practices be stopped, indeed such a suggestion would be useless, for man is ever finding new methods of cultivating his indolence. However, I do advocate that the automobile be used more for travelling and for visiting parts of Canada which are too little known. Of course semi-wilderness may not appeal to many. In such cases, why not visit a farm, or merely spend some time at a summer cottage, or at one of the numerous camps scattered all over your country. Such a change of scenery will be appreciated by all who have enough sense to try it. In the Province of Ontario, alone, there are forty-three ' King ' s Highways ' and a motor trip along any of them is a most enjoy- able experience. Then there are the parts of Canada which draw tourists from a few parts of that country and from many parts of the United States of America. Among such may be listed Victoria, Niagara Falls, the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Penninsula, the St. Lawrence River Valley, Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy. The shame of it is that it takes Americans to visit Canadian points of interest. The tourist trade is desirable, but should not Canadians also take some interest in this country — your own country? 5 THE ASHBURIAN [43] THE JUNE CLOSING ON Saturday, June 20th ; the School held its annual Field Day. The weather, as befitted the occasion, was delightful. In the morning the preliminaries were run off, leaving only the finals and semi-finals for the afternoon. The sports started with the |unior events, which were run off very successfully. Although there were no new records made, Bronson equalled the record in the 100 yard dash previously established by Colvil. Following this the Intermediates and Seniors demonstrated their athletic ability. At four-thirty, when the sports were concluded the visitors and boys adjourned to the front lawn, where a platform had been prepared for the prize giving. On the platform were Major Newcombe, Chairman of the Board of Governors, the Hon. Cairine Wilson, Mr. Norman Wilson, the Hon. Justice and Mrs. Hyndman, the Head- master and Mr. W. H. Brodie. Major Newcombe addressed the visitors and School, stressing the importance of the responsibilities the young people are facing today. " You have all looked for- ward to the day when you leave school, " he said, " as being a great event in your lives; but when you come to look back on it in the future you will realize even more what an important occasion it is. " Major Newcombe officially announced Mr. Wright ' s resignation and the ap- pointment of Mr. Archdale to the headmastership. Mr. Wright then read this an- nual report and expressed his regrets at leaving Ashbury. Kirkpatrick, the Head Prefect, gave a valedictory address, after which the schol- astic and athletic prizes were presented by Mrs. Newcombe and Senator Wilson Academic prizes were awarded as follows: General Proficiency, Upper VI, G. E. Brown; Form VI, A. C Dunning and H. D. L. Snelling; Form VB, H. M. Baker and R. Lane, Form V, M. B. Crearer, D. M. Stewart and J. C. Vets; Form IV, J. Langley and A. M. Wilson. Special prizes were: Governor General ' s medal, G. E. Brown, Southam cup, A. C. Dunning; Wodehouse Prize (Science) G.E. Brown; Whitfield (Latin) D. B. Wurtele; Forbes Angus (French) H. D. L. Snelling; Wilson (Maths) D. B. Wurtele; Porritt (English) G. E. Brown; Debating Society trophy, J. B. Kirkpatrick; Public Speaking, Form VI, D. B. Wurtele, Form VB, D. J. Ghent; Form V, H. W. King; Form IV, A. M. Wilson, and Junior School, A. B. R. Lawrence; Nelson Shield, J. B. Kirkpatrick. Awards for Junior School were — Division A, 1, E. D. Wilgress; 2, F. E. Bronson and R. D. Viets; Division B 1, R.C. P. Whitfield. The Newcombe prize and the Snell- ing prize for oral French were both awarded to E. D. Wilgress. Then followed the presentation of the Sports cups. [44] THE ASHBURIAN Senior sports, Fleming Cup, donated by Mrs. H. S. Fleming, won by J. C. Tyrer. Intermediate sports, Stanley Wright Cup, donated by the late Mrs. Gorman in memory of her brother who was killed in the War, won by G. K. Wright. Junior sports, Aylwin Cup, donated by an Old Boy, won by F. E. Bronson. Beardmore Cup for 880 yards event, donated by Mrs. F. N. Beardmore in memory of her son who was at Ashbury for some years, won by D. B. Wurtele, with J. M. Brown second. Results were as follows: SENIOR SPORTS 100 yards— J. C. Tyrer, K. W. Heuser. Hurdles — J. C. Tyrer, D. M. Lawson. 880 yards— D. B. Wurtele, J. M. Brown. High jump — H. A. Barends, G. K. Wright. 220 yards — K. W. Heuser, W. N. McCormick. Throwing the cricket ball — G. Murray, A. C. Dunning. Mile — L. F. Burrows, H. Ellis. 440 yards— D. B. Wurtele, J. M. Brown. Obstacle race — J. C. Tyrer, E. B. Forde. Long jump — J. C. Tyrer, L. F. Burrows. Old Boys ' race — H. Z. Palmer, J. Stannard. Inter-house tug of war — Won by " B " House with H. Snelling, H. Barends, A. Dunning, J. Ronalds, J. Colvil, J. Allan, D. Lawson and J. Langley. Relay race — Won by " A " House, with K. Heuser, F. Burrows, J. Tyrer and D. Wurtele. INTERMEDIATE SPORTS High )ump — G. K. Wright, H. M. Baker. 100 yards— G. K. Wright, R. Lane. 440 yards— I. S. Blair, G. K. Wright. Hurdles — I. S. Blair, D. Maclaren. Long jump — L. F. Burrows, G. K. Wright. 220 yards— G. K. Wright, R. Lane. JUNIOR SPORTS 100 yards — F. E. Bronson, J. McGowan. Obstacle race — A. B. R. Lawrence, R. D. Viets. 100 yards (under 12)— G. Fairbanks, R. C. P. Whitfield. 220 yards — F. E. Bronson, R. Windsor. Long jump — F. E. Bronson, J. MacGowan. Throwing the cricket ball — A. B. R. Lawrence. THE ASH BUR! AN [45] Badminton Singles won by D. M. Lawson, and doubles by C. McCallum and J. M. Brown. Ski race, run during the winter — Won by H. D. L. Snelling. Senior cross-country cup — L. F. Burrows. Cross-country, 2nd medal — D. B. Wurtele. Intermediate cross-country cup — L. F. Burrows. Roberts Allan Cup for junior gymnasium work — R. B. Bailey. The Wilson Shield for House competition was won by " A " House. CRICKET PRIZES The Wilson trophies, donated by Mrs. James Wilson of Montreal: Batting aver- age, J. B. Kirkpatrick; bowling average, H. D. L. Snelling. H. S. Southam bat for the most improved senior cricketer — Won by H. J. Ronalds. School trophy for best junior cricketer — Won by R. C. P. Whitfield. TENNIS PRIZES Open singles — Wiggins Cup, won by J. B. Kirkpatrick. Open doubles— Won by H. M. Baker and J. H. K. Wallace. Intermediate doubles — Won by H. M. Baker and J. H. K. Wallace. Junior singles — Won by E. D. Wilgress. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB As an outcome of the morning talks on current events, the Ashbury Branch of the International Relations Club was revived this term. The first meeting was held in Room 7 on Thursday, November 19th. Seventeen senior members were enrolled, and elections of officers were held, which resulted as follows: — President: W. H. Ellis Secretary: J. C. Phillips Chairman: Mr. A. D. Brain. At the second meeting a short paper on " The Relations of Canada to England and the Empire " was read by the Chairman, and was followed by general discussion. A Junior Section is in the process of formation. [46] THE ASHBURIAN ..IS THE ASHBURIAN [47] THE PREFECTS AVERY CHARLES DUNNING, Head Prefect. " Ave " was born on May 1st, 1919, and came to Ashbury in September 1931. He played on the Second VI in his second and third years, and on the First Hockey Team since then. He is a triple Colour in Football and was a member of the Soccer Team for two years. Besides this, Avery has taken an active interest in the Cadet Corps, and has been a Colour in Cricket for two years, and has been on both the Library Com- mittee and the Magazine Staff for two years. This year he is Editor of the Ash- burian. At the Closing last June, Dunning was awarded the Southam Cup and won a Sixth Form General Proficiency prize. HENRY DAVID LEE SNELLING, Prefect. Born on- September 20th, 1919, Lee came to Ashbury in the palmy days of ' 28- 29, and has always taken a keen interest in Football. For the last three seasons he has been on the First Team and this year captained the Ashbury side. Lee played on the Second Hockey Team in 1934-35 and again in 1 935-36, and has captained the Senior Cricket Team for two years. Snelling was awarded a General Proficiency prize last June and also succeeded in winning the Forbes Angus prize for French. He is an Advertising Manager on the staff of The Ashburian, and once played a promin- ent part in a certain pantomime called " The Lighthouse-Keeper ' s Daughter. " He was the daughter. THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN [49] HENRY JAY RONALDS, Prefect. Jay first saw the light on July 27th, 1919, and came to Ashbury twelve years later. He played on the Second Hockey Team during the season 1934-1935, and on the First Team as well that year, a singular achievement. In that year too Jay won his Colours in Hockey. Each subsequent winter has seen him a member of the First Hockey Team, and for the past three years he has been a regular member of the First Football Team, winning his Colours this year. In 1934 Jay played Senior Soccer and the following year was both on the Senior Soccer and First XI Teams. He is an Advertising Manager on the Staff of the Magazine. Last year Jay was in the finals of the Badminton tournament, but it is on the links that he particularly ex- cels. Two years ago Ronalds won the Province of Quebec Junior Golf Championship, and this year tied the finals to be defeated in the play-off. WILLIAM NORMAN McCORMICK, Prefect. " Norm " was born on August 4th, 1917, and came to us in 1930. He played Second Hockey in 1931-1932 and 1932-1933. For the last three years he has been a member of the First Team. Norman won his Football Colours both this year and last, and played on the Senior Soccer Team in 1934 and 1935. Last year he was a member of the First Cricket XI. ARTHUR HUGH BALDERS, Prefect. Roaring out of the Maritimes on the Ocean Limited " Art " first saw civilized people in 1918, and the War was over. Hockey has always been a favourite sport with Balders and he played on the Second Team during the season 1934-1935, and has earned a place on the first team each year since then, and won his Colours last year. This year he is Captain of Hockey. Both last year and this " Art " played on the First Football Team, and on the First Soccer Team last year and the year before. He is also an Advertising Manager on the Magazine Staff. [50] THE ASHBURIAN IN MEMORIAM By W. A. GRANT Black sentinels they stand Against the sky; Keeping a silent tryst — The moon rid es high. And I alone of mortals stand On hallo rved ground; And all the world is still, Without a sound. The earth in mourning is All black and white; The trees, with arms stretched out. Reach for the light. We are all supplicants — The trees and I. 0 1 Give us hack our Peace again, Lord most high. THE ASHBURIAN [51] GAMES CRICKET DURING the past season the team showed an all round improvement which augurs well for the future. Ashbury finished in the top half of the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council which was quite a creditable performance as there were many newcomers in the team and the experience gained during a fairly full season should bear fruit next year. The annual game with Bishop ' s College School had to be scratched owing to illness. TEAM CHARACTERS, 1936 By F. E. B. WHITFIELD, Esq. H. D. L. Snelling. Captain. 3rd Year on the team. A most enthusiastic and ener- getic captain who handled his team well in the field. A steady medium paced bowler with a decided swing from leg. Could vary his pace with advantage. As a batsman he did not really fulfil the promise of the last two years. Has the makings of a stylist but uncertain footwork was a handicap and he did not con- trol his off shots properly. Safe catch. A. C. Dunning. Vice-captain. 2nd Year on the team. A much improved batsman who has learned to temper his hitting powers with discretion. Rather too in- clined to sweep a ball on his leg stump behind the wicket. For a man not natur- ally fitted for the position he made a good showing as wicket keeper. J. B. Kirkpatnck. 4th year on the team. A very useful fast medium bowler with a really good slow ball. Should study the arrangements of his slips on a fast wicket. Improved considerably as a batsman and at the end of the season was learning to make good use of his height and reach. A safe catch and a sound field. J. B. Reynolds. 1st year on the team. Has the makings of a batsman but has yet to learn to coordinate brain and body. Has some idea of footwork but his reaction is still rather slow. A good fieldsman close to the wicket and a safe catch. H. J. Ronalds. 2nd year on the team. A much improved cricketer with some really good forcing shots on the leg side. His defence is still rather crude but it has gained greatly in effectiveness. If he takes pains he may develop into a useful bowler next year. One of the best fieldsmen on the side, always safe and fre- quently brilliant in the slips. J. C. Tyrer. 2nd year on the team. Very disappointing as a batsman. Although he possessed a good eye he quite failed to reproduce fhe ability to hit which brought him runs last year. A good catch but too lethargic in the field. [52] THE ASHBURIAN SENIOR XI, 1936 G. K Wright, I. A. Barclay, H. J. Ronalds, W. N McCormick, D. J. Ghent, C. McCallum, J. C. Tyrer, A C. Dunning, H. D. L. Snelling, (Copt ), J. B. Kirkpatrick, J. B. Reynolds. THE ASHBURIAN [53] McCormick. 1st year on the team. Has no pretensions to style but could hit the ball very hard at times and make runs when they were badly wanted. A safe catch. McCallum I. 1st year on the team. Shows some promise as a batsman, but must learn not to draw away from balls on his leg stump. Has a nice easy action and may well develop into a useful slow medium bowler next year. A safe catch but rather sluggish in the field. Wright. 1 st year on the team. As a batsman he is still very inexperienced and a stiffness in the shoulders rather spoils his shots on the off side. Could usually be trusted to deal faithfully with any leg ball. Good in the field. Ghent. 1st year on the team. A left handed batsman with some idea of style, but did not watch the ball sufficiently closely to be really effective. Might be use- ful as a bowler next year if he does not try to overbowl himself. Should pay more attention to his fielding. Barclay. 1st year on the team. A left handed batsman with a strong unorthodox defence. Is deficient in scoring strokes at present but should develop consider- ably next year. A promising bowler with some command of length. A safe catch. AVERAGES BATTING Times Highest Innings Not out Runs Score Average Kirkpatrick 13 1 245 63 20.41 Ronalds 13 1 187 51 15.58 Dunning 13 2 141 40 12.26 Reynolds 13 3 109 48 10.90 Snel ling 14 0 89 20 6.35 Tyrer 12 1 64 28 5.81 Wright 9 0 32 " 14 3.55 Blair 4 0 13 7 3.25 McCallum 1 10 0 32 3.20 Ghent 9 0 16 4 1.77 Also batted McCormick - 8 6 101 35 50.50 Barclay 5 2 23 12 7.66 [54] BOWLING THE ASHBURIAN Average Snelling 7.84 Kirkpatrick 8.23 Ronalds 14.91 0. M. R. W 113.5 15 298 38 124.2 17 354 43 56 6 179 12 Also bowled McCallum I 7.00 4 Ghent 8.00 9 Barclay 17.00 5 Tyrer 25.00 10 14 16 17 25 ASHBURY vs. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE Played in Montreal, June 6th. Ashbury College, 1st Innings. Reynolds b. Macdonald — 0 McCallum I b Campbell — 11 Snelling leapt) b. Campbell _ 0 Dunning I. b.w.b. Macdonald 3 Kirkpatrick c. Macdonald b. Campbell 1 Ronalds c. Taylor b Campbell 0 McCormick not out 32 Tyrer c. b. Macdonald — 5 Ghent b. Campbell 1 Wright b. Macdonald 6 Murray c Horwood b. Macdonald 1 bxtra ' 3 TOTAL 63 Campbell, 5 for 26, Macdonald, 5 for 34 Ashbury College, 2nd Innings. b. Campbell 17 b. Campbell 1 st. Pleasants b. Macdonald 10 not out _ 40 b. Campbell 47 5 (for 4 wkts). — — - 120 Innings declared closed Lower Canada College, 1st Innings Murray, leapt), b. McCallum 23 Dunn, b. Kirkpatrick 5 Horwood, b Kirkpatrick 2 Pleasants, b. Ghent 5 Routledge, b. Kirkpatrick 28 Macdonald, b. Kirkpatrick 0 Taylor, b Kirkpatrick .. 0 Sweet, c. Ghent, b. Kirkpatrick 0 Giddings, b Snelling _ 0 Gray, b Snelling 1 Campbell, not out 0 Extras 6 TOTAL ....... 70 Kirkpatrick 5 for 31 . Lower Canada College, 2nd Innings b. Snelling 10 not out 1 c. Dunning, b. Snelling _ 19 b. Snelling _ 7 run out _. 22 b. Kirkpatrick 14 1. b.w.b. Snelling 0 b. Kirkpatrick 0 c Tyrer, b. Snelling ._ 4 2 (for 8 wkts) 76 Snelling 5 for 30 THE ASHBURIAN [55] ASHBURY vs. THE STAFF Played at Ashbury, May 22nd. The Staff F. N. Smith, c McCormick, b. Ronalds 11 F. E. B. Whitfield, (capt), c. Tyrer b. Ronalds .... 19 H. F. Wright, b. Kirkpatrick _. 61 G. P. Mant, c. b. Snelling 73 A. D Brain c. Kirkpatrick, b. Ronalds 6 W. H. Brodie, not out 20 McCallum, 11 b. Snelling „ 5 Rev. W. H. Bradley, b. Snelling 1 Sergt-Major Stone, 1. b w b. Kirkpatrick 1 Grant, not out 0 Murray, did not bat Extras 8 TOTAL (for 8 wkts) 208 Innings declored closed. Snelling, 3 for 60, Ronalds, 3 for 59 Ashbury College Reynolds, b. Brodie 48 Barclay, b. Brain 3 Snelling, (capt), c. b. Wright 7 Ronalds, c. Murray, b. Wright _ 7 Kirkpatrick, c. Murray, b. Brain 38 Dunning, 1. b.w b. Brain 12 Tyrer, b. Mant 5 McCallum, 1. c. b. Brain 3 Blair, b. Whitfield 2 Wright, b. Whitfield 7 McCormick, not out 9 _ -- 1 5 156 Brain 4 for 45. ASHBURY vs. GOVERNMENT HOUSE Played at Rideau Hall, May 20th. Gover nment House R. Rowley, b. Snelling _ 14 H. S. Granam, c. Mr. Whitfield, b. Snelling 5 P. Hobbs, c. Reynolds, b. Kirkpatrick 5 P. B. Smellie, b. Snelling 1 E. Chedd, b. Kirkpatrick 2 Capt. P. J. Boyle, (capt), b. Ronalds 5 H. Fryer, not out 5 F. Boucher, b. Ronalds ._ 5 J. Vickers, run out 0 K. Powers, run out _ 0 G. Boucher, b. Blair 5 G. Campbell, c. Dunning, b. Blair 0 Extras 10 TOTAL 57 Ashbury College Mr. Whitfield, b. Hobbs 5 Snelling, (capt), b. Graham 2 Ronalds, c. Rowley, b. Hobbs 8 Kirkpatrick, c. Boyle, b. Hobbs 5 Mr. Brain, run out 11 Dunning, b Hobbs _ 2 Ghent, c. Graham, b. Boyle 2 Tyrer, c. sub. b. Rowley 2 Reynolds, not out _ 12 Wright, c. b Boyle 1 Blair, c. Boyle, b. Graham 4 4 5 ASHBURY vs. GOVERNMENT HOUSE Played at Rideau Hall, June 3rd. Government House P. Hobbs, c. Ghent, b. Snelling 18 F. N. Smith, b Kirkpatrick 7 P. Smellie, b. Kirkpatrick 5 H. S. Graham, c. Kirkpatrick, b. Snelling 19 Capt. P. J. Boyle, (capt), c. b. Ghent 13 R. Elston, l.b.w. b. Mr. Whitfield _ 0 F. Boucher, c. McCormick, b. Kirkpatrick 4 Col. Mackenzie, b. Kirkpatrick 3 G. Boucher, b. Kirkpatrick _ 0 Lt. S. G. Rivers Smith, b. Ronalds 7 A. Seaby, b. Kirkpatrick 2 E. Chedd, not out 1 Extras 9 TOTAL ....88 Kirkpatrick 6 for 28. Ashbury College Reynolds, b Hobbs 1 Blair, c. Boyle, b. Hobbs 0 Snelling, (capt), c. Boyle b. Hobbs 1 Dunning, c. Hobbs, b. Graham 34 Kirkpatrick, b. Smellie 63 Ronalds, c Boyle, b. Smellie 16 Tyrer, not out 2 Ghent, b. Hobbs 0 McCormick ) Wright ) Mr Whitfield I did not bat Mr, Brodie ) 8 (for 7 wkts) — — — 125 [56] THE ASHBURIAN ASH BURY vs. OTTAWA Played at Ashbury, April 26th. Ashbury College Mr. Whitfield, b. G. F. Currie 16 McCallum, 1 b. Snipper 6 Snelling, leapt), b. Grierson 9 Mr, Brain, c. b. Grierson 1 Ronalds, b. Snipper 16 Dunning, b. Snipper 1 Wright, c. Sharkie, b Pinhey 14 Tyrer, c. Minion, b. Snipper 4 Grant, b. Philpotts 0 Allan, b. Macfarlane 2 Barclay, not out 0 Extras . TOTAL 1 70 Ottawa G. F. Currie, (capt), c. Dunning, b. Mr. Whitfield 9 V. Macfarlane, b. Mr. Whitfield 17 J. Grierson, c. Dunning, b Ronalds 27 F. Sharkie, c. b. Ronalds ._ — 14 C. Pinhey, b. Ronalds _ 6 W. E. Currie, not out 9 H. Snipper c. b. Barclay _ 1 P. K. Phi I [potts, not out 11 D. Currie ) H. Minion ) did not bat F. Rogers ) (for 6 wkts) . Ronalds 3 for 17. 101 ASHBURY vs. DEFENCE Played at Rideau Hall, May 2nd. Defence A. E. Heatley 1 .b.w., b. Snelling 3 R. A. Macmullen, I. b.w., b. Kirkpatrick 5 J. C Seager, c. McCormick, b. Ronalds 6 R. Marsh, c. b. Snelling 5 C. V. Craik c. Wright, b. Snelling 4 T. Bee, c. Mr. Brodie, b. Snelling : 8 B. Lloyd, (capt), b. Snelling • 5 D. Wilson, b. Snelling 4 R. Edelstein, not out 1 J. Graham, b. Snelling 0 J. R. Edwards, b Ronalds 0 Extras 7 TOTAL _ 48 Snelling 7 for 26. Ashbury College McCallum, I, b. Craik 0 Tyrer, c. Seager, b. Craik 0 Snelling, (capt), c. b. Craik 14 Wright, b. Craik 4 Ronalds, c Edwards, b. Craik _ 8 Kirkpatrick, c. Macmullen, b. Craik 0 Dunning, c. b. Craik — 0 Ghent, b. Craik 3 Mr. Brodie, c. Edelstein, b. Marsh 0 McCormick, not out ._ 1 Reynolds, b Craik 0 2 32 ASHBURY vs. THE PRESS Played at Rideau Hall, May 6th. Ashbury College Mr Whitfield, c. Barciay, b Dicker 16 McCallum, I, b. Macfarlane 2 Snelling, (capt), b. Macfarlane 6 Ronalds, c. Mant, b. Turner 18 Wright, b. Dicker 0 Dunning, I. b.w., Mant ..— 17 Kirkpatrick, run out 3 Tyrer, run out 28 McCormick, b. Macfarlane 2 Ghent, c. b. Mant 2 Reynolds not out 7 Extras 3 TOTAI 104 The Press C. V. Craik, b. Kirkpatrick 3 Lloyd Roberts, b. Mr Kirkpatrick 0 G. Dicker, b. Mr. Whitfield _ 2 G. Mant, (capt), b. Kirkpatrick 31 T. Macfarlane, b Mr. Whitfield 12 I. Barclay, c. Wright, b. Snelling 10 T. Turner, c. b. Kirkpatrick 2 F. Lefeuvre, b. Tyrer 4 M. Morgan, not out 0 S. Hayes, b. Snelling 3 A, Hemming, b. Snelling _ 0 20 86 Kirkpatrick 3 for 23; Snelling 3 for 19. THE ASHBUR1AN ASHBURY vs. NEW EDINBURGH Played at Ashbury, May 9th. New Edinburgh H Powers, b. Snelling . 2 E. S. Donaldson, c. Mr Whitfield, b. Kirkpatrick- 10 N. Elston, c. Barclay, b Mr. Brain 4 W. Craig, b. Kirkpatrick 15 C. Brassington, b Kirkpatrick 0 A. Seaby, c. b. Mr Brain 1 F Boucher, (capt) b. Mr. Brain 2 G. Boucher, b. Mr. Brain 2 V. Vickers, h.w.b. Kirkpatrick 0. A. Gray, not out — — — 0 D. Fish, c. Mr Whitfield, b. Mr. Brain 0 Extras 1 TOTAI _ 37 Mr Brain, 5 for 5, Kirkpatrick, 4 for 25 Ashbury College Mr. Whitfield, run out McCallum, I. b. Elston — Snelling, (capt), run out Ronalds, c. b. Vickers Dunning, b. Vickers - - Mr. Brain, b. Donaldson Kirkpatrick, c Craig, b. Donaldson Tyrer, b. Elston Mr. Brodie, c. b. Powers Reynolds, not out — Barclay, b. Elston ASHBURY vs. CATHEDRAL Played at Rideau Hall, May 23rd Cathedral P Hobbs, c. Ronalds, b. Snelling 4 P. F. Howe, run out 37 C. Brampton, c Dunning, b. Snelling 4 H. I. Bryan, c. Dunning, b. Snelling 10 A. V. Waite, b. Snelling 6 F. A. R. James, b. Kirkpatrick _ 18 Rev. G. 0 Davies, c Ronalds, b. Kirkpatrick 0 H. Williams, I b w , b Kirkpatrick 0 E. F. Hitchman, c. Dunning, b. Snelling 24 G. Birkett, Ibw, b. Kirkpatrick 6 E. Williams, not out 0 Extras 10 TOTAI 119 Kirkpatrick, 4 for 29; Snelling, 5 for 29. Ashbury College Reynolds, c. Waite, b Brampton _ ... Mr. Whitfield, c Hitchman, b. Hobbs Snelling, b. Hobbs Ronalds, b. Brampton Kirkpatrick, not out - Dunning, st. James, b. Hobbs Tyrer, b. Hobbs _ — - Ghent b. Hobbs — McCallum, I. b. Hobbs McCormick, c. b. Kirkpatrick Wright, b. Hobbs _ _ ASHBURY vs. CORNWALL Played at Ashbury, May 30th. Ashbury College Mr. Whitfield, c T. McGlynn, b. Booth 31 Reynolds, b. T. McGlynn 2 Snelling, (capt), c. Booth, b. T. McGlynn 18 Ronalds, c b. Wilkinson 3 Kirkpatrick, c. B. McGlynn, b. Wilkinson 12 Dunning, not out 15 Tyrer, c. T. McGlynn, b. Wilkinson 0 Ghent, Ibw, b Wilkinson 4 Blair, c. b. T McGlynn _ 7 Wright, b. T. McGlynn 0 McCormick, not out 22 Extras 10 TOTAL (for 9 wkts). 124 Innings declared closed. Cornwall E Booth, b. Snelling W Wilkinson, h.w.b Kirkpatrick W. Thompson, b. Kirkpatrick T. McGlynn, b. Kirkpatrick R. Pearson, b. Snelling J. McGlynn, st. Dunning, b. Kirkpatrick B. McGlynn, not out J. Couper, b. Snelling _ P. McCue, b Snelling R Moloney, h.w.b. Kirkpatrick C. Fungeling, run out — Kirkpatrick, 5 for 19; Snelling, 4 for 16. [58J THE ASHBURIAN ASHBURY vs. THE PRESS Played at Rideau Hall on June 10th. Ashbury College Reynolds, b. Dicker _ 7 Mr. Whitfield, b. Dicker 15 Snelling, leapt), b. Dicker 1 Dunning, b. Dicker 0 Kirkpatrick, c Lefeuvre, b. Stevens 0 Ronalds, b. Dicker 49 Mr Brodie, c. Hodge, b. Mant 12 Barclay, not out 12 Tyrer, c. Mant, b. Dicker 0 McCallum, I c Mant, b. Dicker 8 Ghent, c. Ackland, b. Dicker 0 Extras 6 TOTAL 110 The Press G. P Mant, leapt), b. Snelling 2 W. H Stevens, c. McCallum, b. Mr. Whitfield .... 18 G. DicKer, b. Kirkpatrick 30 C. H Ackland, b Ronalds 4 T. Macfarlane, c. Tyrer, b. Mr. Whitfield 26 T. Turner, b. Snelling 0 H. Hodge, not out 10 F. Lefeuvre, c. Dunning, b. Kirkpatrick 5 T. Jarvis, c. b. Kirkpatrick 0 L. Roberts, b. Kirkpatrick 0 A. E. Hemming, b. Kirkpatrick 0 10 105 Kirkpatrick, 5 for 34 ASHBURY vs. THE OLD BOYS Played at Ashbury, June 13th. Ashbury College Reynolds, b. Smellie 0 Barclay, c. MacBrien, b. Powell 7 Snelling, leapt), b. Perodeau _ _ 1 Dunning, run out 6 Kirkpatrick b. Brodie _ 37 Ronalds, not out 51 McCormick, not out 35 McCallum, I. ) Tyrer, ) did not bat Ghent ) Wright ) Extras _ _. 10 TOTAL (for 5 wkts) 156 Innings declared closed. Old Boys P. B. Smellie, c. Kirkpatrick, b. Snelling 40 G. Perodeau, c. Ronalds, b. Kirkpatrick .— 7 A. Powell, c. Dunning, b. Kirkpatrick 1 S B. Gilmour, c. Ronalds, b. Kirkpatrick 10 J. Johnson, run out 2 J. S Irvin, not out 18 M. MacBrien, c. Ronalds, b. Kirkpatrick 0 W. H. Brodie, not out 2 C. D. Boyce ) J. Guthrie ) did not bat L. Bates ) 10 (for 6 wkts) 90 Kirkpatrick, 4 for 42. THE ASHBURIAN [59] FOOTBALL THE season was rather a disappointment from the point of view of results. With very few of last year ' s team back and little experienced material to draw from it was hardly to be expected that the team would do well. Several times during the season they played in a manner which suggested that they were better than they appeared to be, and there seemed to be no real reason why they should not have kept that form up. However the experience gained during the term should prove valuable next year when there should be a very useful nucleus for the side. Again we had the valuable assistance of Blair Gilmour, who gave us generously of his time and ability. TEAM CHARACTERS, 1936 By F. E. B. WHITFIELD, Esq. H. D. L. Snelling. Captain. Middle. 2nd year on the team. A good line man who always gave of his best from start to finish. Sound ball carrier and really strong tackle. A most enthusiastic captain. A. C. Dunning. Vice-captain. Half. 3rd year on the team. A strong defensive player with a useful turn of speed. Reliable kicker. Was badly handicapped by injury all through the season. W. N. McCormick. Flying Wing. 2nd year on the team. A good all round player. A strong runner, but still a little too inclined to run across the ground. A very sure and determined tackier, who learned to move in to meet his man. Very quick in getting down under kicks. L. A. Courtney. Snap. 2nd year on the team. A fearless tackle whose determination more than compensated for his lack of weight. His snapping was reliable all through the season. D. J. Ghent. Outside. 1st year on the team. In spite of lack of experience he was a decided acquisition. Fairly quick in getting down the field under kicks. A hard tackle. J. C. Viets. Inside. 1st year on the team. ..A hard working line man who should develop into a really useful player next season. Has still something to learn about interference. An improved tackle. R. A. Borden. Inside. 1st year on the team. Is young and comparatively new to the game but works really hard. His interference is improving but he should pay more attention to his tackling. H J. Ronalds. 3rd year on the team. Has the makings of a line plunger and at times his " clipping " was very useful, but should learn not to overdo this form of defence. [60] THE ASHB ' JRIAN SENIOR Xli, 1936 G. Murray, Blair Gilmour, Esq., R A Borden, F. E. B. Whitfield, Esq, R Lane A H. Balders, C. McCallum, J. Brown, I. S. Blair, D J. Ghent, W A. Grant, D. Maclaren, H. J. Ronalds, J. K. C. Wallace, L. A. Courtney, H. D. L. Snelling, (Capt.), J. Knox, W. N. McCormick, Inset — A. C Dunning. THE ASHBURIAN [61] Knox. Middle. 1st year on the team. Could tackle well on occasion but was rather too lethargic to be really effective on the line. Murray I. Half. 1st year on the team. A good catch but he did not really develop as he should have done. As a ball carrier he must learn to start much more quickly. Can throw a forward pass. May be very useful next year. Grant. Quarter. 1st year on the team. Did well in a position to which he was quite new. Has not yet learned how to drive his team to the best advantage but worked hard all through. Wallace. Half. 1st year on the team. Is young and inexperienced but may de- velop into a useful man next year. Had to take over the kicking duties half way through the season and did really well. He kicked a long ball and was very consistent. His tackling is improving but still needs attention. Should learn to catch the ball and not wait for the bounce. Blair. Outside. 1st year on the team. Can tackle quite well but far too inclined to " clip " in open field. Balders. Half. 2nd year on the team. Is still lacking in experience but might de- velop into a Middle next year. Maclaren. Outside. 1st year on the team. Rather slow in all his movements, though he was obviously trying all the time. Occasionally tackled well. Lane. Spare outside. Always worked hard and his tackling was useful at times. McCallum I. Spare half. Has a useful turn of speed and some tackling ability. Should develop considerably next year. Brown. Spare snap. His snapping was good but is at present very inexperienced. [62] THE ASHBURIAN HOME versus LOWER CANADA COLLEGE Lost 29 - 0 The game was played on the School field on Saturday, October 3rd. It was a fine sunny day with a moderate wind. Ashbury kicked off into the wind. A Lower Canada man was able to run the ball back nearly to the centre line, and, after about a minute ' s play, scored their first touchdown, which they converted. Lower Canada went on, little checked by the Ashbury team, and scored twenty- nine points, including five touchdowns, while Ashbury was unable to make any score. This was Ashbury ' s first defeat of the season, and was largely due to the fact that the players seemed unable to keep hold of the ball, or to tackle their opponents. However, Ashbury picked up considerably as the game progressed. The teams were as follows: Lower Canada: Flying Wing, Aird; Halves, Zeller, Gregory and Howood; Quar- ter, Zeller, Snap, Dumbrill; Insides, Falls and Neale; Middles, Johnson and Wur- tele; Outsides, Muckley and Pare; Subs, Sweet, Lorimer, Taylor, Hendery, Ekers and Giddings. Ashbury: Flying Wing, McCorrmick; Halves, Dunning, Main and Blair; Quarter, Grant; Snap, Ronalds; Insides, Lane and Courtney; Middles, Snelling and Knox; Out- sides, Ghent and Maclaren; Subs, Viets, Balders, Brown and Wallace. THE ASHBURIAN [63] HOME versus BISHOP ' S COLLEGE SCHOOL Lost 14-3 Bishop ' s came here on Saturday, October 24th, and the game was played under most favourable conditions. Bishop ' s kicked off and Ashbury seemed for some time to be holding their own. Wallace, who was kicking well, sent the ball flying over the line, and the runner was tackled on the spot where he caught it. The visitors rallied, however, and evened the score with a rouge. In the second quarter Webster scored a touchdown, which was converted, giving Bishop ' s a lead which our boys were unable to overcome. Ashbury made another rouge and at half time the score was seven to two against us. In the third quarter another single was scored by B. C. S. while in the last period Wallace tried a drop, but it was wide, and the ends went down and tackled for one more point. Bishop ' s scored another touchdown, with Webster sneaking around the short end, to fool completely the defenders. This was again converted, and the final score was fourteen to three for Bishop ' s. The teams were as follows: Bishop ' s College School: Flying wing, Black; Halves, Doheny, Cross and Robin- son; Quarter, Webster; Snap, Byers; Insides, Colditz and Norsworthy; Middles, Wind- sor and Castonguay, Outsides, Coghill and Rodney-Walters; Subs, Schafran, Mac- Lean, Taylor, Shaughnessy and Anglin. Ashbury College: Flying Wing, McCormick; Halves, Murray, Wallace and Balders; Quarter, Grant; Snap, Brown; Insides, Ronalds and Courtney; Middles, Snel- I ing and Knox; Outsides, Ghent and Blair; Subs, Borden, Lane, McCallum, Maclaren. [64J THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN [65] AWAY versus BISHOP ' S COLLEGE SCHOOL Lost 24-0 The game was played at Bishop ' s on Saturday, November 7th. There was about four inches of snow on the field, and though some had been scrapped off it did not help to make the ground any better, for what remained melted and made thick, slip- pery mud, which made the ball hard to hold. Ashbury won the toss and kicked off. Bishop ' s got the ball and threw a couple of successful forward passes while the ball was still dry enough. They gained yards several times and finally broke clear and scored a touchdown. Whenever we got the ball we kicked on the first down, in accordance with a plan to let them do all the running in the first half. The score at the end of the first half was twelve to noth- ing. The home team had made two touchdowns, one of them being converted, and a rouge. During the third and fourth periods we tried line punches and end runs, but all to no avail, for only once did it look as though we might score, when Snelling got away, but he was tackled after going twelve yards. We were held well out of the scoring range and in our own half of the field most of the time. Bishop ' s scored two more touchdowns and converted both before the final whistle was blown. The teams were as follows: Bishop ' s College School: Flying Wing, Black; Halves, Doheny, Cross and Robin- son; Quarter, Webster; Snap, Byers; Insides, Colditz and Norsworthy; Middles, Wind- sor and Castonguay; Outsides, Coghill and Rodney- Walters; Subs, Schafran, Mac- Lean, Taylor, Shaughnessy and Anglin. Ashbury College: Flying Wing, McCormick; Halves, Wallace, Murray and Balders; Quarter, Grant; Snap, Courtney, Insides, Viets and Ronalds, Middles, Snel- ling and Knox; Outsides, Ghent and Blair; Subs, Maclaren, McCallum, Brown and Borden. [66] THE ASHBURIAN AWAY versus LOWER CANADA COLLEGE Lost 24-0 The game was played on the morning of Saturday, November 14th, in Mon- treal. The field was wet and, in places, slippery. We chose to take the wind and so L. C. C. kicked off. We then proceeded to kick on every first down while we had the wind, but Lower Canada proved better at opening holes in the line for their plunges than we were, and drove us back. Though Wallace was kicking well, the Lower Canada backs were able to run the ball back a considerable distance every time and thus, by tackling our men promptly, they gained many valuable yards. Snelling and Ronalds starred for Ash- bury by plunging through for yards several times as the game was drawing to a close, but this advantage was lost when a forward pass was intercepted. The teams were as follows: Lower Canada College: Flying Wing, Aird; Halves, Zeller, Gregory and Horwood; Quarter, Zeller; Snap, Dumbrill; Insides, Falls and Neale; Middles, Johnson and Wurtele; Outsides, Muckley and Pare; Subs, Sweet, Lormier, Taylor, Hendery, Ekers and Giddings. Ashbury College: Flying Wing, Borden; Halves, McCormick, Wallace and Murray; Quarter, Grant; Snap, Courtney; Insides, Viets and Ronalds; Middles, Snel- ling and Knox; Outsides, Blair and Maclaren; Subs, Balders, McCallum, Brown and Lane. THE ASHBU RIAN [67] THE OLD BOYS GAME By E. Keith Davidson (Ashbury 1925 - 1929) Lost 10 - 0 On Saturday morning, October 17th, the air about the school grounds was heavy with rain, but the Old Boys must have mistaken the day for the 17th of March as they possessed such a fighting spirit they defeated the school 10 to 0. The Old Boys endeavoured to go through a few setting up exercises before the game, but one Old Boy bent over too far and had great difficulty in getting upright again so that ended the practice. When the teams lined up, the Old Boys were lacking in spots for head gear, knee pads and a couple of players. However, they set to work to play and talk so that you would have thought their mascot must have been a little bull. The quality of the game was not strained; it was, in fact, coarse, and the final score does not indicate the play. The result would have been very different if the referees, linesmen and timekeeper had shown less partiality for the School, and the fact that the Old Boys knew nothing about the modern rules did not help matters. Blair Gilmour was not outstanding for the Old Boys on account of having played for the Ottawa Team the week before, but he did save his team from being scored against once by doing a submarine dive under the whole school team, coming up for air and yards. McCormick was a double threat to the Old Boys and his eel-like movements made him a difficult number for them to stop. Dunning also played a good game until the Old Boys ' flotilla put him out of action and he was oozed to the side lines. The referees, F. E. B. Whitfield and A. D. Brain were really the most valuable players the School had and they deserve a lot of credit. The teams: Old Boys — Flying wing, Rowley; Halves, Perodeau, Castonguay, Dunne; Quarter, Gilmour; Snap, Denison; Insides, Ellis and Balders; Middles, K. Davidson and Black- burn; Outsides, A. Fauquier and Main. Ashbury College — Flying wing, McCormick; Halves, Dunning, Wallace, C. Mc- Callum; Quarter, Grant, Snap, Brown; Insides, Viets and Courtney; Middles, Snel- ling and Knox; Outsides, MacLaren and Lane. Referees: F. E. B. Whitfield and A. D. Brain. [68] THE ASHBURIAN INTERMEDIATE XI versus ST. ALBAN ' S XI Won 2-1 Ashbury was successful in its first soccer game on November 7th by defeating St. Alban ' s 2-1. Both teams were well matched, and it was only through the superior playing of our halves and backs that St. Alban ' s was only able to score once. In the first half the St. Alban ' s team showed itself greatly superior to ours, and Abbot managed to score off a corner kick for St. Alban ' s. However, in the second half Ashbury tightened up and Heuser managed to even the score on a pass from Baker. The play then became fast, and finally Phillips scored the deciding goal. St. Alban ' s made a determined assault, but to no avail, for the game ended a few min- utes later with Ashbury victorious. The teams were as follows: St. Alban ' s: Goal, Mackay; Backs, Donnan I and Donnan II; Halves, Campbell I, Edwards, (Captain) Young; Forwards, Harrison, Downer, Abbot, Brodie and Hall. Ashbury College: Goal, MacGcwan; Backs, Wilson I and Burrows; Halves, Wil- son II, McCallum II and Stewart, Forwards, Stedman, Main, Phillips, Baker (Cap- tain) and Heuser. THE LIBRARY THIS term has shown us that, during the present school year, we may expect a great deal of interest in the School Library. No words can over-emphasize the necessity of frequent and varied reading — nor can anyone attempt to deny its pleasures. Lately, a number of new books have been added to the Library. Some of the most popular of these are: On the Rim of the Abyss, Liberty and Equality, Propa- ganda and Dictatorship, A Place in the Sun, Bar-20, and Old Man Mystery. The Library subscribes to several of the best and most interesting magazines. Sports ' news and accounts of other events of general interest are supplied by two daily newspapers. The new reading period each day has proved popular with the boys and has given opportunity for more reading. From time to time, a number of books are taken out of one of the circulating libraries in the city, and, usually, before they are returned, a good percentage of them has been read. It is gratifying to note the increasing interest which is being shown towards the Library, and it is to be hoped that this interest will continue to increase, for, in this way, the boys of Ashbury will learn the benefits and delights of reading as a pastime. This year a Library Board, consisting of The Headmaster, Mr. Brodie, and three of the boys, has been formed, and its members have made it their duty to look after the Library and to offer what advice they can on the choice of books. THE ASHBURIAN [69] EXCHANGES The Editors gratefully acknowledge receiving the following: Acta Ridlciana, Ridley College, St. Catherines, Ont. The Broadcaster, School 51, Buffalo, N. Y. The College Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto. The Felstedian, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex, England. The Grove Chronicle, Lakefield Preparatory School, Lakefield, Ont. The Lawrentian, St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, England. The Marlburian, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wilts, England. The Meteor, Rugby School, Rugby, England. The Mitre, Bishop ' s University, Lennoxville, P. Que. The Record, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont. The R. M. C. Review, R. M. C, Kingston, Ont. The St. Andrew ' s College Review, St. Andrew ' s College, Aurora, Ont. The Tonbridgian, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent, England. The Wanganui Collegian, Wanganui College, Wanganui, New Zealand. St. Thomas ' College Magazine, St. Thomas College, Colombo, Ceylon. The Trinity University Review, Trinity University, Toronto. The Beaver Log, Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School, Montreal. Olla Podrida, Halifax Ladies ' College, Halifax, N.S. Samara, Elmwood School, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. The Trafalgar Echoes, Trafalgar Institute, Montreal. The Lower Canada College Magazine, Lower Canada College, Montreal. THE ASH BURI AN JUNIOR ASHBIJRY COLLEGE OTTAWA VOL. IV. MICHAELMAS TERM No. 1 [72] THE ASHBURIAN TABLE OF CONTENTS (Junior) Page Editorial 74 Junior School Notes . 76 An Adventure in India 77 The Paper Making Industry • 78 Flying in Canada : 79 Homework 80 Limericks 81 Junior Games Soccer 82 THE ASHBURIAN [73] iluntor Bttyttxil ©fftr rs llnnitnr J. MacGowan (Eaptain of § orrrr J. MacGowan librarian R. C. P. Whitfield JHagaEinr iSrurpBrntattitpa F. E. Branson R. D. Viets M. Curry [74] THE ASHBURIAN EDITORIAL By GRAHAM E. BROWN Editor The Ashbunan 1935-1936. IT is scarcely fitting at the beginning of the Coronation year to call to mind any but joyful incidents. But at the same time it is impossible to forget that only a year ago there was just such another joyful celebration, King George ' s Silver Jubilee. Twenty-five years, years in which the Empire engaged in two great struggles, in which she smoothed out many internal troubles, and in which her people were gradu- ally introduced to the wonders which were part of the world ' s progress — during those years George V reigned as King, and at all times was a pattern to whom his subjects might look for guidance. He endeared himself to everyone by reason of his peaceful nature, happy domestic life and, above all, by his earnest kindness, qualities which were all made manifest to his people by his radio talks. And so, though he reigned in just as unsettled an age as any other ruler, King George ' s name will not pass into history like the dim figure of William the Con- queror, coupled irrevocably to the Battle of Hastings, but as a kindly gentleman who had only the finest and most peaceful interests of his people at heart. Let us, therefore, while looking forward to the future and pressing on with eager hope, be mindful of the past, appreciative of the past, and grateful for the past. It is a splendid heritage. THE ASHBURIAN UNDER 14 SOCCER, 1936 D. Viets, P. Berry, R. A. Wilson, C. Burrows, A, M. M. Curry, E. D. Wilgress, F. E. Bronson R. B. Boiley, A. Phillips, A. B R Lawrence, (Capr.), J. MacGowan, R G. R. Lawrence. Inset G. R. Goodwin [76] THE ASHBURIAN JUNIOR SCHOOL NOTES MacGOWAN is Head Lion in the Zoo this year; in other words he has been appointed Monitor. This term Lawrence II has been the recipient of many congratulations on the improvement in his handwriting, supposedly due to a new pen of which he is very proud. A new subject has been introduced into the Junior School, Science, and Mr. Arch- dale has started a course of talks on current events. True to form the Juniors look wise and say nothing. We congratulate the Sergeant-Maior on his lucky escape from Bailey ' s invisible bullet. It seems that this marvellous bullet is capable of passing right through the Bull ' s-eye without a single mark of its passage being noticeable on the target. Cadets have been introduced into the J. S., that is to say " Bantams. " Judging by the clucking that is to be heard on corps days the name is quite appropriate. Viets and Branson passed the autumn in plaster. Viets got into one of his casts through being chased by the Rockcliffe constabulary (a posse of one) on Hallowe ' en. We congratulate Whitfield on being made Junior Librarian. Yes, it is quite true that Roger was seen in the Library giving out books once this term! We congratulate too the following on entering our august circle — Key I, Key II, Murray II and Goodwin. The historical ruler, claimed by both Newcombe and Bailey, and said to have been in existence ever since they entered the Junior School was recently broken. For a short time there was civil war in the School on a scale nothing less severe to what is going on in Spain. Sling-shots and pea-shooters were the rage. How- ever, Mr. Porritt got one of his collecting ' bugs ' and the implements of war decreased at such an alarming rate that peace had to be declared. Finally, we, Bronson, Viets and Curry, congratulate ourselves on being appointed Junior School representatives on the staff of The Ashbunan. THE ASH BUM AN [77] AN ADVENTURE IN INDIA By G. R. GOODWIN THE story which I am about to relate, although it may sound unbelievable, is quite true, and was told to me by a friend of mine who has lived many years in India. " As I came out of the club one night my carriage drove up but I dismissed it as the night was so cool I thought I would walk home. However the hour was late, so I decided to take a short cut. This short cut led through the native quar- ter of the village where I was stationed. The streets were dark and poorly lit and before I realized it I had involuntarily quickened my pace. " I had not gone far before I heard a patter of feet. Turning round I gazed into the dark, but I could see nothing. I walked on, and again I heard the soft padding of many feet. I wheeled around but could see nothing. Now I quick- ened my walk almost to a run, but closer and closer came the mysterious, blood chil- ling sound. At the next corner I fairly bounced around, and I saw, not fifty feet away, a pack of rats; huge ones they were too. " My breath caught in my throat and I ran, ran as hard as I could go. I glanced over my shoulder. They were gaining on me. They were enormous rats, some as big as dogs. There large numbers made them courageous and I knew that they could quite easily kill and devour a man; me. " My only chance now lay in my climbing over a wall at the far end of the street. I ran for that wall harder than I ever ran for anything in my life. I leaped in the air, grasped the wall and pulled myself over. As I did this I felt a rat on my leg, and with a shudder I kicked him off. I lay panting on the ground till I regained my breath, and then started home. And to this day when I think of those rats my breath catches in my throat. " This adventure would be impossible nowadays because the native quarters are kept much cleaner and numbers of rates have been done away with. Until recently, however, rats were a real menace in India. " [78] THE ASH BUM AN THE PAPER MAKING INDUSTRY By R. D. VIETS HE paper industry is surely one of the most interesting in the world. When a person picks up a piece of paper he may think that it has been put through complicated processes before it is finally made into paper, but the mak- ing of paper is a very simple thing although it calls for a great deal of machinery. Many men are employed in this industry. There are two individual jobs; one in the mills, and the other in the forests where the wood is cut. The lumberjacks, as they are called, go up north into the forests and cut wood, most of which is cut in winter because it is easier to drag logs over the snow than it is over the bare ground. The logs are taken to the nearest river and floated down stream, but if it is winter, they are left on the ice until the spring break-up, when they float down stream and are sent to their respective mills. The first process is the barking, when big revolving spikes tear off the bark, after which the logs are sent to the " Sawing Room, " where they are cut into two- foot lengths. When the logs have been barked and cut, they are sent to a room where they are held against big, circular, revolving saws, which tear off the protrud- ing bits and the knots. They are then sent down into a long water trough, where they float along and are measured to see that they are exactly two feet long, and able to enter the grinding machine. Inside this is a big sand-stone grindstone, which re- volves very fast as the logs are held against it . Hoses are sprayed into the machine so that the pulp. will not burn because of the friction. When the pulp has been made, it is sent through a pipe to a room where it is finally made into paper. The pulp is now mixed with about ninety-nine per cent water, and sprayed on to an endless belt, which goes over about fifty hot rollers. Finally it comes out as paper. Coloured paper is made by mixing dye with the solu- tion that is sprayed upon the endless belt. The paper is then taken to the cutting factory, where it is cut into paper towels, napkins and writing paper. Finally it is packed and shipped to wholesalers, and then to retailers, where it is bought by us. THE ASHBURIAN [79] FLYING IN CANADA By M. CURRY AS Canada is such a large country there is a great need for speedy transporta- tion, from city to city, and to outlying points. It is often necessary to send medicines to mining points, whose only form of communication with the outside world is the aeroplane. From nearly all these out-of-the-way mining districts gold, silver and copper are flown to busy centres by aeroplane to be sent to the mint in Ottawa. Often all the mining machinery, essential for the working of a big mine, has to be taken to the mine by aeroplane. The R.C.M.P. have done a great deal of work in the North by aeroplane in res- cuing miners, Eskimos and sometimes even their own men, who have been lost in the snow. Flying was started in the R.C.M.P. by Major-Genera I Sir James MacBrien. The machines they use are mostly Fairchilds and Bellancas. In the year 1935 more than 5,000,000 pounds of mail was flown in Canada, al- though 957© of Canada ' s population never saw a mail plane in the air. Air mail ser- vice has just begun between big Canadian cities, yet the pounds of mail, luggage and goods flown per day is a greater average in proportion to the population of the coun- try than that flown by any other country in the world. If war should break out Canada has not more than five modern fighting planes that could be used with any effectiveness in combat in the air. Slowly but surely Canada is building up its air force, as it is its army and navy. The possibilities of trans-Atlantic flying must also be considered. They are great. The Honourable C. D. Howe, minister of Transportation, said in a recent speech that he felt sure that by 1938 there would be a regular service between America and Europe. Flying in Canada is, perhaps, more in its infancy than in any other country in the world, but it is rapidly growing and we hope that it will not be very long before the R.C.A.F. is counted one of the most important and powerful air forces in the world. [80] THE ASHBURIAN HOMEWORK By R. G. R. LAWRENCE EVERY day when I go to school I begin hoping that the day will bring me tons ot Homework. In the holidays I always feel very sad and I long for the classroom and Study period. It is nice to sit down at the Library table, after a hard game of Soccer and plenty of schoolwork, to begin a lot of Arithmetic problems and hundreds of French and Latin sentences — to say nothing of memorizing some of the longer " Shorter Poems. " When I finish I begin again, just to revise my work. How happy I am when I see a whole day ' s Homework in front of me, finished. When finally I do go to bed I feel melancholy and cry myself to sleep because I can- not study my French verbs any longer. If I don ' t go to sleep I go straight down to breakfast. Yes, Homework should definitely be encouraged by the Masters throughout the School. It ' s such fun ! The Editors decline to accept responsibility for any sentiments expressed in the above article. THE ASHBURIAN [81] LIMERICKS By P. ANGELL There was a young man from Rye, Who flew everywhere in the s y. With some cafce and a ffnife, A pig and his wife, And a coffin, in case he should die. By R. WINDSOR There was a young man from Marlborough, Who knew a young lady from Harborough ; They were never loo happy, And as he Was so " sappy " The lady went bad? to Harborough. By R. GOODWIN There once was a fellow named Bill, Who, in climbing a rather steep hill, (It Was just for a ramble,) Cot caught in a bramble, And now his best trousers are nil. And now — the old man from Bengal, Who went to a Fancy Dress Ball; He went, just for fun, Dressed up as a bun, Bui a dog ale him up in the hall. [82] THE ASHBURIAN SOCCER UNDER 14 versus SELWYN HOUSE Away, Lost 1 - 0 ON October 1 5th, Ashbury ' s 1 4 and Under Team played Selwyn House on a very muddy field. Selwyn House won the toss, and took the choice of ends, while Ashbury kicked off. For the first half hour, the play went from one end to the other. Most of the play ers, except the defence and goalers, had a hard time to keep on their feet, be- cause of the extremely muddy ground. It was also very hard to dribble or raise the ball. About the middle of the last half Selwyn House scored a goal. The rest of the play from then onward was generally down at the Selwyn House end, but Ashbury failed to score. Selwyn House was very fortunate in having a skillful goaler, because Ashbury ' s forward placed some very pretty shots, which just failed to go in. When the game ended the score was 1 - 0 in favour of Selwyn House. The line-up was as follows: Goal, Goodwin; Backs, Wilson II and Berry; R. Half, Curry; Centre Half, Lawrence I (Capt. ); L. Half, Lawrence II; L. Wing, Mac- Gowan; Centre, Burrows II; R. Wing, Phillips III; Insides, Wilgress II and Bailey. JUNIORS vs. ROCKCLIFFE PUBLIC SCHOOL At Home, Won 5 - 1 On November 5th, the Juniors played the Public School on our own field. The game started at 3.45 on a lovely afternoon. Ashbury had a decided edge and got two goals in the first quarter of an hour, both scored by MacGowan on clever passing plays. The Public School then scored on a penalty shot by Teal, their Captain. Before half time Bailey scored on a pretty shot. THE ASHBURIAN [83] On the second half both MacGowan and Angell scored, making the final score 5-1. The line-up was as follows: Goal, Key II; R. Back, Murray; I. Back, Key I; R. Half, Phillips I; C. Half, Curry; L. Half, Lawrence II; R. Wing, Bailey; R. Inside, Angell; Centre, MacGowan (Capt.); L. Inside, Windsor; L. Wing, Fairbanks. JUNIORS versus ST. ALBAN ' S Won 2 - O ' On the morning of Saturday, November 7th, a Junior soccer team played the St. Alban ' s Junior soccer team on our own field. Ashbury won the toss, and our captain, Lawrence I, took the choice of ends and St. Alban ' s kicked off. In the first half there were no goals scored, and the play was all at their end, although they played well and made use of their weight. In the second half we took the ball down the field and shortly afterwards Bur- rows II scored a goal. At the next kick-off St. Alban ' s showed good team work and took the ball down the field, but we succeeded in getting it back at their end again. Burrows II sent a pass into the centre to Bailey, who shot and scored. From then on there was only one exciting play, and that was when Burrows 1 1 got off himself with no one to stop him but the goaler, but in the heat of the moment he shot straight at the goaler and the ball bounced off the goaler back into the field. The teams were as follows: St. Alban ' s: Goal, Moore (Captain); Backs, Sainsbury, Nicholl-Carne; Halves, Adams I, Adams II, and Hebert; Forwards, Cooper, Goodeve, Donnan III, Ross and Cossitt. Ashbury College: Goal, Key II; Backs, Key I and Murray II; Halves, Lawrence II, Lawrence I (Captain) and Whitfield; Forwards, Angell, Windsor, Viets II, Burrows 1 1 and Bailey. [84] THE ASHBURIAN JUNIORS vs. ROCKCLIFFE PUBLIC SCHOOL Away : Lost, 4 - 1 . On November 12th, the Juniors played the Public School on the latter ' s ground. Ashbury won the toss and took choice of ends. The field was so small that pas- sing was extremely difficult, and consequently the play went straight from one end of the field to the other. After about ten minutes, Teal, their Captain, scored, giving them a 1-0 lead. This was followed after five minutes by MacGowan scoring from close in, thus tying the score at 1 - 1. Just before the end of the first half, MacGowan knocked one in with his elbow, but it was not counted. In the second half, the Public School scored three goals, all by Teal. Ashbury ' s boys tried to even it up, but were weak around the goal mouth. Playing on a much smaller field than that to which they had been accustomed, Ashbury did not put up as good a show as they should have. The line-up was as follows: Goal, Key II, R. Back, Murray II; L. Back, Whit- field, R. Half, Curry, L. Half, Lawrence II; C. Half, Key I, R. Wing, Bailey; R. Inside, Windsor; Centre forward, MacGowan (Capt ); L. Inside, Viets II; L. Wing, Angell.

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