Ashbury College - Ashburian Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1937

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THE ASHBURIAN I 21 I OLD BOYS' LETTERS We reproduce below vorious letters thot hove been received from Old Boys lst November V937 To Ashburions, Post ond Presentie The Old Boys of Ashbury hove been especiolly honoured this veor by the dedico- tion to them of the Christmos issue of the "Ashburion", ond o request hos been mode thot we should molce some contribution to the mogozine. lt is fitting, therefore, thot the ottention of the reoders should be colled to the work of o mon thot hos done more thon ony other in the building up ond moin- tciining of the "Ashbury Old Boys' Associotion". This mon is C. J. G. Molson, better known to his friends os "Jock". At the inception of the Associotion, in l93O, he wos elected o member of the Committee. ln l932 he become Secretory-Treosurer, fulfilling the responsibilities of these joint positions with greot credit until l93'5, when he resigned, feeling thot his business octivities did not permit him to do justice to them both. The Associotion thought so well of him, however, ond felt so little oble to dispense with the help of o mon who hos retoined such on interest in the offoirs of the School since he left it, in l9l8, thot he wos re-elected os Treosurer, the Secretory- ship being mode seporote. l-le hos held the post ever since. l therefore toke the liberty of thonking him, on beholf of the Old Boys' Asso- ciotion ond, if l moy, of Ashbury itself, for the unselfish woy he hos devoted himself to this tosk for oll these yeors. Moy there be others willing ond oble to corry on os he hos done. With kindest regords to you oll, Yours sincerely, RAN DOL l-l, GAU LT, Secretory.

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i221 THE ASHBURIAN 437 St. James St., Montreal. Dear Sir, This is just a line to express my appreciation of the Ashburian's action in dedicating the Christmas number to "The Old Boys". lt seems a very short time since l was in my last year at Ashbury, and yet on counting up it turns out to be exactly twenty years. At that time-l9l5-l9l8-many boys leaving the School were going straight into khaki, and we used to feel great pride in hearing and telling of the activities at the front of those who had been our seniors. Those of us remain- ing at School were hoping las boys willl that the war would last until we also were old enough to get there too. Things were far from dull at Ashbury however, as for instance a certain neigh- bour of the School would no doubt assure inguirers. This neighbour had an excellent crop of melons in his garden. One morning on waking, the melons had disappeared! This episode, however, was not repeated, at least not to the writer's knowledge. Partly no doubt on account of the l-lead's masterly handling of the situation, and partly due to the fact that there were no more melons to arouse hungry boysgto dark adventure. Then there was the fire at Mr. Philpot's house, to which the School turned out "en masse". The boys emptied the house of furniture and kept the flames in check until the fire brigade arrived. incidentally, a most successful photo of Mr. Philpot teaching in class was taken, without his knowledge, by one of the boys. An ex- ercise book with a hole cut in it big enough for the lens to look through made the necessary camouflage. In thinking of Ashbury at that time, however, one's mind always returns to the central guiding figure of the period- Dr. Woollcombe. By many years of hard work, and a keen understanding of those under his care, he built up a School through which we, its Old Boys, are proud to have passed. Both Present and Old Boys can feel that Ashbury is worthy of their best efforts towards maintaining, undernits present able leadership, a standard second to none in the Dominion. Yours sincerely, C. J. G. MOLSON, Treasurer, ASHBURY OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION.

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