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THE ASHBURIAN ASHBURY COLLEGE OTTAM A VOL. XXIX 1946 THE ASHBURIAN 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Volume XXIX . . Summer 1946 Roll of Honour 4 Dedication 5 Staff 6 School Officers 7 Editorial 8 School Notes 9 Chapel Notes 13 The Choir 14 Form Notes 15 Cadet Corps 19 Gym Notes 23 Boxing 25 Cross Country 26 Prefects Monitors 27 The School Play 30 Clubs 32 Rugby Football 35 Soccer 42 Hockey 45 Skiing 48 " Panorama " 49 Abinger Hill Letter 50 Ashbury Jubilee Address 53 Literary Section 56 Old Boy ' s Notes • 67 Montreal Old Boy ' s 71 Form List 1945-46 72 Autographs 74 Our Advertisers 75 Angus, Alexander, F.O. Baker, H. M., Lieutenant Beard, T. N. K., Midshipman Critchley, John, Lieutenant Edwards, John, Lieutenant Emeno, Lionel, Pilot Officer Graham, Robert, Pilot Officer Hart, C. F., Fit. Lt. Hart, Francis J., Sergeant Pilot Hertzberg, P., Lieutenant Hyman, George, Lieutenant Jarvis, L. F., Fit. Lt. Lambart, F. H., Captain Lambert, F. fl. H., F.O. Little, T. B., Fit. Lt. MacBrien, G. D., F.O. MacDonald, A. L. L., Second Lt. MacDonald, Ian, W. A. G. Millen, Harry C, Pilot Officer Rowley, John, D.S.O., Lt. Col. Shuttleworth, Lord, Pilot Officer Smart, A. G., Fit. Sgt. Snell, A. E., F. O. Symington, J. A., Captain Tudhope, L. F., F. O. Wallace, John, Lieutenant Waterfield, R., Lt. (Master) Whinney, R., Sub. Lt. Wood, J. E. R., Pdot Officer " }e ' tt name Ittietl) for clrcrmorc ' THE ASHBURIAN 5 Headmaster C. L. Ogden Glass, M. A. WE DEDICAIE this issue to our new HEAUMASTEI!, MR. C. L. 0. GLASS, M. A., WHO IN HIS SHORT TENURE OF OFFICE AND WITHOUT THOUGHT FOR HIMSELF, HAS DONE SO MUCH TO INFUSE NEW SPIRIT INTO ASHBURY AND UNDER WHOSE GUIDANCE THE FUTURE OF THE SCHOOL IS 6 THE ASHBURIAN THE STAFF Headmaster C. L. Ogden Glass, M.A. St. John ' s College, Oxford B.A ., Bishop ' s University, Lennoxville Rhodes Scholar, Quebec Senior Master and Housemaster A. D. Brain, B.A., (Toronto) -Sometime Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford Assistant Masters A. B. Belcher, R.M.C. Kingston Rev. A. J. Poole, B.A., L.Th., B.D., McGill University J. A. Powell, B.A., Toronto University; Trinity College, Cambridge W. R. Wright, B.A., McGill University J. S. Nev ton, Professional Certificate, Ontario Dept. of Education Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Professional Certificate, Ontario and Quebec Depts. of Education Miss E. Barker, Former Headmistress British Consulate Elementary School, Madeira E. Pilgrim, Former Captain of the School Miss I. WooDBURN, Mus. Bac, Bishop ' s University, Lennoxville, Associate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music Major H. J. Woods, M.B.E., Head of the Dept. of Physical Training and 0-C Cadets Lt. Col. E. G. Brine, R.M.A., Woolwich - L. H. Sibley, B.Sc, McGill University Nurse Matron Dietician Miss H. A. Maclaughlin, R.R.C, R.N., Mrs. H. R. PiNHEY Asst. Nurse Matron Miss C. Houghton Bursar Secretary Miss A. Thoms T. B. Rankin THE ASHBURIAN 7 SCHOOL OFFICERS Captain oj the School J. F. Smith Captain of the Boarders P. W. E. Richardson Captain of the Day-Boys J. G. M. Hooper Prefects ; R. C. Thomas F. H. Mingie H. W. Bulpit W. A. Nelles I. M. Elliott Monitors S. Pegram I. Macgregor G. H. Read J. S. Pettigrew M. H. Gault P. A. Breithaupt CADET CORPS Corps Leader Major J. G. M. Hooper Second in Command Captain P. W. E. Richardson Lieutenants G, H. Read P. A. Breithaupt I. M. Elliott I. Macgregor D. Fair Cadet Sergeant Major Cadet Quartermaster-Sergeant J. F. Smith E. Castello GAMES CAPTAINS Football Hockey Cricket P. W. E. Richardson R. C. Thomas P. W. E. Richardson Soccer Skiing S. Pegram A, Price Games Vice-Captains Football Hockey Cricket I. M. Elliott I. M. Elliott J. F. Smith Soccer Skiing J. S, Pettigrew A. Holmes HOUSE CAPTAINS Woollcombe Connaught J. F. Smith P. W. E. Richardson g THE ASHBURIAN EDITORIAL Q INCE publication of Volume XXVIII of The Ashburian in June, 1945, the world has seen the end to active hostilities amongst its nations and an organisation of United Nations is actively engaged in building the solid foundation so badly needed for a world to remain at Peace. As the world, then, enters upon a new era, a new lease of life, so indeed does Ashbury. When this volume is published, a first year under our new Headmaster and our firit year with a world at peace will have passed. New vistas are now open to us ; to those about to leave the road is no longer lined with tanks and guns but with oppor- tunities, opportunities to help forge a better world. To the School is open a vista of happiness, prosperity, success and service. Much has been already said in " Panorama ' ' and elsewhere about our new Headmaster the new spirit which he brings to Ashbury made itself manifest very early in the school year and we fully subscribe to all that has been said in his praise. In expressing such thanks: to Mr. Glass for all he has already done and will do for Ashbury we would also like to say that we realise how beset with difficulties his path has been. We would like to offer our words of encouragement and express our conviction that in years to come Ashburians, past and present, will remember with thankfulness in their hearts the strivings of their " Head " on their behalf. A school such as Ashbury requires the solid backing of her Old Boys. Very active measures have been taken lately towards build- ing up a strong and lively Ashbury Old Boys ' Association. Efforts have been made in this issue to gather as mucli Old Ashburian newj as possible; it has not been easy to gain this information and every effort has been made to maintain accuracy. We ask forgiveness for any omissions or inaccuracies and, at the same time, would ask Old Boys to keep in touch with " The Ashburian " . Let us have your changes of address and any news or information about any Old Boys. It is hoped to publish as an appendix to our next issue (Christ- mas) a list of Old Boys with addresses. The co-operation of Old Boys in compiling this list accurately is earnestly requested. THE ASHBURIAN 9 In future it is intended to publish " The Ashburian " twice a year, at Christmas and in June. Reports on Cricket, the closing and any other items too late for this issue will be included in our next issue at Christmas. We would take this opportunity to remind our readers that this is your school magazine and as such deserves your full support. So keep sending in your literary contributions. The Editors also invite your criticisms and suggestions. Please let us have them. In conclusion we would like to extend all good wishes to those who are leaving Ashbury. May you have good fortune in your var- ious undertakings and may you in some way or another be able to take an active part in healing the wounds of this battle-scarred world and forging a lasting peace. SCHOOL NOTES On 12th September the school opened with a full house roughly divided at 50 boys each per Boarder, Weekly Boarder and Day Boys. We welcome to the staff Lt. Col. E. G. Brine, Mr. L. H. Sibley and Major H. J. Woods, M.B.E. all three recently released from the army or essential war ' services, may their time at Ashbury be long and prosperous. We are also glad to have with us on the staff last year ' s Head Boy, Mr. E. B. Pilgrim. Shortly after the start of the term we lost the services of Mrs. Arnold our Housekeeper; the times we live in make this position a most unenviable one and we are indeed lucky to have secured the services of Mrs. Pinhey. During the winter months a number of House Dances were held on Saturday nights and were much enjoyed by all concerned. On October 23rd the Senior and Middle Schools accepted the kind invitation of Elmwood School to a recital by Mrs. Phoebe Erskine MacKellar. Scenes from Julius Caesar, As You Like It and Macbeth were ably acted and much appreciated by the audience. 10 THE ASHBURIAN Hallowe ' en was celebrated in the school by a movie enter- tainment followed by cakes and drinks, all kindly arranged for by the Headmaster. On November 2nd the Cadet Corps paraded at the Victory Loan Indicator and put on a very good show. Dr. Basil Darwent of the National Research Council gave a most interesting address on the atomic bomb, on Saturday, Novem- ber 17th. On the following Saturday we all enjoyed an interesting and amusing talk on " The Reduction of Boulogne " , given by Lt.-Colonel- Roger Rowley, D.S.O., an Ashbury Old Boy. A further talk by an old Ashburian which we much enjoyed, was given to us when Group Captain MacBrien, O.B.E., spoke of his experiences in the R.C.A.F. Under Mr. Sibley ' s able direction a school choir has been form- ed and evening service on the last Sunday of the Christmas Term was held as a Carol Service. We were all saddened during the Christmas holidays by the sud- den death of Marcello Villatoro who was spending his holidays at the school. His sudden and untimely death, at the age of fourteen, is mujch regretted by all of us. The start of the ,Easter Term saw one change in the staff, in the departure of Mr. Cranston and the arrival of Mr. J. A. Powell, an Ashbury Old Boy. To the former we wish God speed and to the latter a hearty welcome back to his old school. The beginning of the Easter Term also saw the fulfilment of an outstanding need in the conversion of the old ping-pong room in- to a Senior common room. Early in the term Mrs. Macdonald left and we welcomed in her place as assistant matron, Miss C. Houghton. On January 31st th school received a welcome visit from it ' s founder and former Headm aster, the Rev. Dr. G. P. WooUcombe, who gave us all a short address. Another famous old boy to visit the school recently was Lt. General Guy Simmonds.- He read the lesson in chapel on Sunday evening, April 6th, and afterwards gave us a short address in the assembly room. A further addition to the staff was made at the commencemefit of the summer term and we extend a very hearty welcome to Mr. W. R. Wright. THE ASHBURIAN 11 We learn with regret that the school has lost the services of Mr. D. R. Thomas, School Bursar, and we wish him bon voyage on his forthcoming flight to England. We welcome in his place, Mr. T. B. Rankin. The Ashburian takes this opportunity of congratulating " Pan- orama " on it ' s fourth anniversary and on the position of importance this paper holds i n the school. We were particularly glad to note the tribute " Panorama " paid in including Mr. Oliver in " Ashbury Album " ; it would indeed be hard to think of Ashbury without Mr. Oliver who has devoted so much of his life to the welfare of this school. In concluding these notes we feel mention should be made of " George " . During the Christmas Term the school acquired a mas- cot familiarly known to all as " George " . Unfortunately this little dog of unknown origin and uncertain ancestry, died during the Christmas holidays despite great efTorts on the part of Admiral and Mrs. Nelles to save him. 12 THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN 15 CHAPEL NOTES CHAPEL activities were conducted again this year under the direction of Rev. A. J. Poole as School Chaplain. The regular Sunday Services have been conducted by the Chaplain, with the time of Holy Communion being changed to 8.30 and held every Sunday. The majority of the addresses have been given by the Headmaster and Mr. Poole. The Housemaster, Mr. A. D. Brain, has again favoured us with two most inspiring sermons, while ex- cellent addresses were delivered, one each by Mr. A. B. Belcher, Col. E. G. Brine and Mr. L. H. Sibley. On Armistice Day the boarders and masters attended a Mem- orial Service at Christ Church Cathedral. The Very Rev. H. H. Clark, Dean of the Cathedral, conducted the service and Dean Cole- man who was on loan to the Diocese as Missioner from British Col- umbia preached on " Remembrance " . A rather different type of Memorial Service was conducted in our own chapel when we reas- sembled on January 27th and held a special service in memory of Marcello Villatoro who had passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospi- tal during the Christmas vacation. The service, a most impressive one throughout, was led by Mr. Poole, while the Headmaster preach- ed a very fitting tribute to Marcello. We had hoped to have our founder. Dr. Woollcombe, as a guest preacher during the year. As that could not be arranged and at the invitation of Dr. Woollcombe, the boarders and staff attended All Saints ' Church on February 10th and heard him preach. The Rev. Roland Bodger, L.Th., Rector of St. Cuthbert ' s, Mont- real, visited us on March 24th and preached a challenging sermon on the requirements and standards of a Christian, We were successful in having the Confirmation moved ahead to the Lent Term this year, thus enabling the candidates to be free to devote their undivided attention to academic work in the rather- short Trinity Term. The Rt. Rev. Robert Jefferson, B. D., D. D., Lord Bishop of Otta a, visited the school on March 26th and con- firmed 10 boys. Mr. Poole acted as Chaplain to the Bishop and Dr. Woollcombe read the Lesson. This year ' s Confirmation Class de- 14 THE ASHBURIAN cided to combine with the class of ' 44 and donate three altar cus- hions, as well as two kneeling stools for the servers ' stalls. The up- holsterers assure us that we shall have these in plenty of time for dedication before the end of the school year. A great deal of thanks and appreciation is due Mr. L. H. Sibley for the efficient service he has rendered the Chapel as organist. Un- der his able direction a competent choir has put in an appearance for the first time. We hope this will be continued as a permanent feature of the Chapel, and appeal to all boys to support it whole- heartedly. Much credit is due Tony Price and Donald Gardner for their faithful service as chapel clerks. In the Lent Term, owing to the fact that the ski team took Price away on various week-ends and Gardner was ill, the chaplain appointed Pieter Lighthall as assistant chapel clerk. Lighthall has more than justified his appointment and has proved a capable assistant. We regret that it has not been possible to secure a prayer book to match the hymn book for the Prie Dieu. As soon as one is avail- able it will be accepted and dedicated as a gift of Elmwood. The beginning of the Lent Term a Chapel Choir was formed. The original members were: — McNeil. Gardner II, Copley, Baskerville II, Wilson, Smith II, Naylor II and McDowell. The Choir were on hand at all Sunday morning chapel services to aid in the singing, and regular choir practices were held each Thursday evening. McNeil and Wilson sang solos during the term which were enjoyed by all. The last Sunday evening of the Michelmas Term the choir assisted in a carol service. McNeil, Gardner II, Darby and Grant 11 sang solos. It is to be hoped that as time goes on, there will be an increase of numbers in the choir, and that some of the Seniors can come along to sing tenor and basso. THE ASHBURIAN 15 FORM NOTES THE SIXTH FORMER ' S LOT IF he ' s neat, he ' s conceited. If he ' s careless, he ' s a bum. If he ' s pleasant, he ' s a flirt. If he ' s brief, he ' s a grouch. If he hurries, he overlooks things. If he takes his time, he ' s lazy. If he ' s ener- getic, he ' s trying to make a record. If he ' s deliberate, he ' s too slow to catch a cold. If you hit him, he ' s a coward. If he hits you back, he ' s a bully. If he outwits you, he ' s a sneak. If you see him first, he ' s a dum ' bell. If he makes good, he ' s lucky. If he misses his chances, he ' s a simp. If he gets promoted, he ' s got pull. If he doesn ' t, ah well, what ' s the use . . .? FORM V . It seems to be the fashion to write form notes in verse, So herewith is our effort, for better or for worse. September last we started, a hetrogeneous crowd, But now we ' re really different and only half as loud. Why some of us arc working! It ' s no longer a surprise. When Vander reels off Euclid and Keyes his homework tries. There have been English periods when without fuss or noise, Dover has been speechless, which mystifies us boys. We ' re really quite a mixture, not all of us are good, But when a brain wave hits us and we ' re really in the mood, We ' ll surprise e ' en Mr. Sibley by writing up our notes, And fill examinations with an amazing lot of " quotes " . Fischel doing factors is something you should view His look of concentration and face a blueish hue. When Howie Clark is reading French and doing a translation The language that he ' s talking in requires some explanation! In all we number twenty-two and tho ' deserving mention The rest of us are currently too busy in detention. But really we ' re a happy team and should you ever doubt it Just come along to classroom " D " — we ' ll tell you all about it! THE ASHBUrjAN FORM II — NOTES " B " is for Bailey who sits and gazes But does very well if not in one of his dazes. " B " is also for Berniere from sunny France, He is learning English at every chance. Another " B " for Bow with a book in his hand, If he doesn t put it away he knows where he ' ll land. " E " stands for Echlin who is poor in his work, And it ' s only because he acts like a jerk. " F " is for Finlay with plenty to say, He has to be scolded throughout the day. " H " is for Hibbard, the noisy young scamp, Sometinies his room looks like that of a tramp. " M " is for Maxwell with his feet in the aisle, If he ' d do more work he ' d be less of a trial. " M " stands for McDowell with questions to ask. He can do very well at any old task. " M " is also for Milholland from the IJ. S. A. When finished his work at drawing he ' ll play. " N " for Nowakowski we must let stand, He can make more noise than many a band. " S " is for Shaw, always doing his best, He ' s trying to catch up on the work he has missed. " S " stands for Sobie whose nickname is Cy, He doesn ' t like History but can always get by. " Y " is for Younger, the monitor of the form, Td do good work he must have been born. A fine lot of boys with plenty to do. Put them all together and they make Form II, THE ASHBURIAN FORM I — NOTES On the ground floor of our school, Is a class room where we sit. There isn ' t any other room, Half as nice as it. It ' s away from all the noise Of all the other boys. It ' s warm and comfy too. And there ' s lots for us to do. We are made up in divisions. The best are in Div. A. If we ' ll ever get beyond that It ' s difficult to say. There are lazy boys and busy boys, Fat and thin ones too. But whatever shape or make we are, There ' s lots for us to do. Our monitor is Bogart, A round and chubby lad. Although he ' s full of mischief We ' ve never known him bad. In all we ' re eighteen pupils. Boarders and day boys too. But whatever group we come in, There ' s lots for us to do. I saw a r a t sitting on a wall boo I cried and it jumped into its hole THE ASHBURIAN CADET CORPS rpHE system in Cadet Corps training this year was entirely dif- ferent from that followed in the past in that all cadet train- ing was done at the one time viz.: two hours every Thursday after- noon as opposed to class periods all through the week. This change, like all changes and innovations had its advantages and disadvantages. Chief among the advantages were: (a) the cadets were able to parade in full uniform and boots without caus- ing undue wear and tear both on clothing and on halls and stair- cases; (b) the corps learned to work together as a unit constantly and (c) the academic syllabus was not unduly interfered with. The principal disadvantage was in not being able to give the same detailed attention and instruction to a very large class as was possible with a succession of small classes. But this did not prove to be too great an obstacle to overcome due to the excellent help afforded the corps instructor by Mr. Pilgrim, the corps officers and W. O. ' s and H. Bulpit and C. Brown. There seems to be no doubt that the system in use is the best possible and that it will continue to be used. The cadet year started on Sept. 12th, 1945, with a parade for organization, taking of platoon and section rolls and issuing of uniforms and rifles. Here another drastic change was made in that the corps which had been operating as a battalion of three coys, in previous years was formed as a company of three platoons, each of three sections and in view of the actual strength in numbers this was a far more satisfactory and suitable basis. 20 THE ASHBURIAN Major H. J. Woods, M.B.E., the R.C.R. (Retired) joined the school staff as physical director and cadet instructor and supervised the organization parades which resulted in the following slate of officers: — Commanding. Cadet Major J. C. M. Hooper; 2nd i|c., Cadet Capt. P. W. E. Richardson; Adjutant, Cadet Lieut. D. Fair; No. 1 Platoon, Cadet Lieut. G. Read; No. 2, Platoon Cadet Lieut. P. Breithaupt; No. 3 Platoon. Cadet Lieut. I. Elliott; Supy. Pin. Cmdr., Cadet Lieut. L MacGregor; C.SM., J. F. Smith and C.Q.M.S., E. Castello. The junior corps was organized as a separate unit on the same three platoon basis with platoon leaders only and was placed under the charge of Mr. Pilgrim who supervised all its training during the year. Training in the senior corps started in earnest on Sept. 26th and to ascertain the capabilities of the corps Major Woods took complete charge of all activities for the first few parades after which Coy. Pin. and Sec. Cmdrs. were placed in complete charge of their own commands under the supervision and guidance of the instructor. Instruction was given in weapon training, company, platoon and section drill, rifle firing, saluting, map reading, first aid, march dis- cipline, rifle exercises, Morse and semaphore signalling, physical training, knots erul lashings, route marching, range firing, care and cleaning of the rifle and rifle coaching . Informative lecturcttes were inserted into the training pro- gramme here and there and questionnaires frequently held by Pin. Cmdrs. proved quite helpful and instructive. An attempt was made to organize a bugle band but as no quali- fied instructor was available it was decided to disband for the winter months in the hope that a better chance would be afforded in the spring and the instruments were locked away in November. Our hopes in this respect however were not realized and no fur- ther attempt at band training was made. A signal section was formed for Morse training with H. Bulpit, a trained R.C.N, telegraphist, appointed as instructor and succeed- ed in attaining a high standard of efficiency. THE ASHBURIAN 21 Similarly a first aid team of three stretcher crews was organ- ized and progressed excellently under the tuition of Cadet C. Brown, a qualified " First Aider " . Our first appearance in public was participation in the Ninth Victory Loan Parade March Past on the 2nd of November, 1945, when No. 137 Ashbury College Cadet Corps alone represented the cadet movement in Canada at ceremonies in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and did an excellent job for which we received congratulations from National Defence Headquarters. Shortly afterwards winter closed in on us and placed a severe strain on training generally, due to lack of sufficient room but with co-operative work on the part of the corps and the exercise of much ingenuity on the part of the commanding staff this obstacle, the worst of all, was taken in stride and no break or loss occurred in training. Various allied subjects were taken up and absorbed so that when the weather cleared again we were ready to start pre- parations for the final inspection in May. Unfortunately the " Ashburian " had to go to press before the final inspection so that a full report on same will not be available until Christmas but as an alternative the following brief outline will give the proposed programme: General salute and inspection in line. March past by platoons. March past in column of route. Advance in review order and general salute. Coy. platoon and section drill. Squad work in Morse and semaphore signalling. Map reading, knots and lashings, aiming instruction, rifle exer- cises, first aid, etc. Massed physical training. Gymnastic display on horse, parallel bars and mats. Tableaux by whole corps — senior and junior. Final address by inspecting officer and presentation of Platoon Cup. 22 [ THE ASHBURIAN At time of writing everything points to an excellent show with all personnel of the corps being keen to hold the leadership among cadet corps in M.D. No. 3 gained a year ago. Viewed in retrospect it has been a good year with everyone working hard in an effort to not only maintain but better a high standard and the corps instructor is indebted to all ranks in general for their willing co-operation and attention to work and in par- ticular to the corps commander, Major Hooper, for an excellent job; his officers and C.S.M. Smith and C.Q.M.S. Castello who formed a- fine team; to Bulpit and Brown for their much-needed help and last but by no means least, Mr. Pilgrim for his unfailing good-humour and patience in bringing along the junior corps very often under extremely and trying circumstances. It is absurd to spend one half of life in struggling for riches or power, and the other half in wondering why you are not possessed of happiness, which has nothing to do with either. A little mouse was running Atop a cereal box. Amazed, out cried her sister: ' " You ' re crazy as a fox " . To which our friend replied: " Stop acting like a fop. It says here clear as day Just tear along the top " . THE ASHBURIAN 23 GYM NOTES THIS school year has been a very successful and gratifying one in the sphere of physical training and gymnastics and when one remembers the physical condition of the boys in general at com- mencement and compares it with the present standard the value of this training is emphasized. For the last couple of years P.T. as a formal activity had lapsed due to the difficulty of getting instructors in war-time so that train- ing in this work started literally from scratch in September, but once started the progress made was remarkable. Work was planned and carried out as follows:— Forms I and II. P.T. and organized games; Forms Transitus and III, P.T., boxing, mat work and some elementary vaulting horsework; Form Shell, P.T., elementary gym on all apparatus, boxing and club-swinging; Forms IV and V, Advanced P.T., gymnastics on all apparatus, and indoor training on field sports events. In the Junior school the classes were very enthusiastic and the small boys worked and played hard, with each boy without ex- ception being given the opportunity to take control of the class and organize, teach and conduct a game of his own choosing. The boxing in Transitus and III uncovered some very promis- ing material and a good foundation was laid for further training in succeeding years. Forms IV and V with a few additions from Shell made up the school gym teams for the show during cadet inspection and school closing and their standard of work on the horse, parallel bar and groundwork was surprisingly high. Voluntary gym in the evening was very well attended and some of the outstanding performers put in lots of time and effort per- fecting their work; certain evenings were allotted to games only and lots of practice matches in basketball and volleyball were held. The VI Form syllabus did not allow for any P.T. this year with the result that only a few of this form were included in the gym teams but it is hoped that in the not too distant future all classes will take gym. In that event there is no doubt that in a couple of years Ash- bury will have excellent gym teams on all apparatus quite capable of competing with any in the province if the same spirit and en- thusiasm is shown in the future as in the year just : nished. THE ASHBURIAN THE ASHBURIAN 25 BOXING TTN URING the year there was little boxing but in the annual tour- nament on May 13th there was a considerable amount of ability and gameness shown. Eight bouts were fought and Woollcombe House won a fairly comfortable majority to take the 15 points awarded for boxing in the competition for the Wilson Shield. To this writer, the most interesting bout of the evening was that between Scott and Paterson in the Intermediate Middleweight divi- sion. It was a thriUing hard-hitting fight all the way with Paterson emerging the winner of the Ashbury College Cup, and also the E. C. Grant Cup for ringcraft. In the first fight of the evening MacCordick outpointed Finlay II, but the latter although considerably smaller put up a good fight and the decision was fairly close. This fight was in the Junior Light- weight for the Chester Master Cup. In the Intermediate Lightweight class, Kenny eked out a nar- row win over Grant II in a cleverly fought bout to take the Edwards Cup. For the Ashbury College and Fauquier Cups, both awarded to Senior Lightweights, Brownlee gained a well-earned win over Nay- lor I to take the former, while Van der Voot gained the latter by vir- tue of a T.K.O. over Dreyfus, whose teeth band split, cutting his lip badly. . . , . j In the Junior Heavyweight class for Ashbury College Cup, Mul- ligan showed too much hitting power for Cotter and gained a fairly easy decision. Thomas outlasted Hamilton in the Intermediate Heavyweight class to win the Evans Cup for the second time. In the final bout of the evening Clark gained a unanimous de- cision over his heavier opponent, de Sosa, punishing him with hard blows to the body, and managing to avoid the latter ' s vicious rights. It was a good evening ' s entertainment and our thanks go to Major Woods, who was coach and referee, the boxers themselves, and last, but not least, the other officials. 2f THE ASHBURIAN CROSS-COUNTRY T N the annual cross-country races, held this year on May 4th, Connaught gained a 13 point majority, to win the ev6nt fairly easily and giving them a dangerous lead in the Inter-House compe- tition. The Senior Race saw a most exciting finish by Howie Clark, who overtook Robertson in the last few yards to win for Woollcombe by one second in the time of 25.21. However Robertson, Brown and Kenny, all of Connaught, took the next three positions. Indeed in all four races, Connaught won two of the first three places. Heney II, a boy who should make a name for himself as an ath- lete here won the Intermediate race comfortably with a time of 21.13, with Nesbitt and Earl placing second and third respectively. Grant II beat a large entry in the Junior Race to win easily in 12.09, with Chisholm coming second and Cullwick third. The Under 11 Race featured another thrilling finish, Sobie II edging McCracken by one second, with McDowell not far behind. Thousands cf people who smile at the illusions and dreams of youth, are wasting the vigour of manhood in pursuing the equally un- substantial and far less beautiful shadows of wealth and station and pride. " I can do as I like " , cries the fool who forget? if ever he knew, how little choice there is in life. 27 PREFECTS MDNITDRS JOHN SMITH— Captain of the school. An efficient ' well-liked Head Boy, fully imbued with the team spirit — a games enthusiast of outstanding ability particularly shining in rugby and cricket He does well in class especially in Mathematics and Science. John is heading for civil engineer- ing via the University of Toronto. Our best wishes go with him. PETER W. E. RICHARDSON— Captain of Board- ers. " Rich " is Ashbury ' s all-round sportsman. Former Captain of Soccer and this year ' s Cap- tain of Rugby and Cricket and second in com- mand of the cadet corps. His ability of inspiring his teams on to victory marks " Rich " as a future leader of men. JOHN HOOPER — Captain of Day Boys. Efficiency is John ' s hallmark. Upright in character as in his bearing he is much admired by all. Tho ' of out- standing scholastic ability he is also a useful athlete, representing his school in Rugby and Cricket. Last but not least he is Commanding Officer of the Cadet Corps. FRANK MINGIE—Pre e ct. It is hard to imagine Ashbury without Frank ' s thunderous voice and 210 pound frame. A great enthusiast with a strong sense of responsibility and always a kindly eye to the smaller boys. A natural athlete who gained his Rugby and Hockey colours and who is currently showing prowess on the cricket field. HARRY BULPIT— Pre ect. A member of the school since 1942. Harry took time away from his scholastic career to operate " Huff Duff " on North Atlantic Patrol in the Royal Canadian Navy. A keen athlete he won his colours in Rugby and Hockey and is also an excellent Soccer player. WILLIAM NELLES — Prefect. Bill has been at Ash- bury longer than any other pupil. A good student and member of the Rugby team, he is also Editor of " The Ashburian " . But Bill is best known for his unlimited generosity and unfailing good humcr. THE ASHBURIAN ROBERT THOMAS— Prefect. Coming to Ashbury in 1939 " Robbie " entered inunediately upon a distinguished sports career, culminating this year as Captain of Hockey. Like Harry Bulpit, " Robbie " took time out of his scholastic career to serve in the army whence he got his dis- charge in October, 1945. IAN ELLIOTT— Pre cct. lan ' s academic career at Ashbury is somewhat overshadowed by his many other accomplishments. A natural and very courageous athlete he represented the school at Rugby and Hockey in which latter team he was the Vice Captain. He also holds the rank of Lieutenant in the Cadet Corps. Ian pos- sesses a grand sense of humor and a lively interest in world affairs. GORDON READ— Afonitor. " Gordie " first cai e to Ashbury in 1941 and altho of a quiet and un- assuming disposition he has nevertheless, been weU to the fore in all healthful pursuits. He has shown particular ability in Hockey and cricket for which he was awarded his school colours. IAN MACGREGOR — Monitor. Since joining Ash- bury in March, 1943 " Mac " has entered enthus- iastically into a variety of school activities. He proved a reliable lineman on the Rugby team and an efficient officer in the Cadet Corps. No word on " Mac " would be complete without mentioning his prowess on the dance floor. PETER BREIHAUPT— Monifor. Coming to Ash- bury in 1941 " Pete " has travelled along his scholastic path without an apparent woriy in the- world. He has represented the school at Rugby, Hockey and Cricket and served as an officer in the Cadet Corps. JOHN PETTIGREW— Monitor. " Tubby " came to Ashbury in February, 1942 and has entered enthusiastically into all school activities. In athletics he was Vice-Captain of Soccer and plays in the Cricket XI. But perhaps he is best known for his excellent work as publisher ot Panorama. THE ASHBURIAN 29 STANLEY PEGRAM— Monitor. Not an outstand- scholar " Stan " has won general respect and popularity for his strong sense of responsibility and his unfailing good humour. In athletics he was Captain of Soccer and a member of the Cricket XI. He is also a keen and skilful pianist. MICHAEL GAULT — Monitor. Coming here from the U.S.A. in 1943 he soon found his place amongst the leaders. Representing his school at Rugby and Cricket, Mike will be remembered particularly for his fine pass receiving. We understand he is heading for Yale. May good luck be his. Most things that men value do not seem to be worth what it costs to get them. War is a bad form of unrestrained, collective insanity. Men make wars and then foolishly pray to be saved from the dis- astrous consequences of their own acts. 30 THE ASHBURIAN THE SCHOOL PLAY N Saturday, March 16th, the combined Ashbury and Elmwood Dramatic Societies played for a large and appreciative audience " The Late Christopher Bean " by Sidney Howard. That this year ' s production outshone any previous play for many years, is due to the admirable direction and production of Mr. Belcher and so many weeks of hard work and whole hearted co-operation of his cast. This modern comedy, with its scenes laid in the home of a rural doctor in New England, must have presented considerable difficulties to producer and ac tors, It always seems easier to play a part more naturally in period costume than in straight modern parts and great credit is again due to the producer and to the members of the cast who played these parts. Mary Paterson ' s portrayal of Abby was outstanding. Her com- plete naturalness and smooth performance were the more remark- able as I understand it was her first appearance on any stage. John Hooper, as Davenport, also gave a polished and most creditable per- formance. Mrs. Haggett and her daughters, played by Susan Mess, Wendy Hughson and Philippa McLaren respectively, were admir- able supporters of the principals, although, in the case of the daugh- ters, with rather uninteresting roles. The remaining cast — the oily and unpleasant Tallant played by Lorne Eliot, the shy and honest Creamer by John Smith, the sleek and grasping Rosen played by Michael Birchwood and the mercenary Dr. Haggett by Bill Nelles, caused a good deal of hilarity in their " character " parts. Here I would like to pay especial congratulations to Nelles, who, although he had been ill for the last week of rehearsals, carried on the tradi- tion of the theatre " The Show Must Go On " , and appeared although still feeling below par and whose excellent performance gave no ink- ling of his indisposition. THE ASHBURIAN 31 I will not go into the plot and details of ' " The Late Christopher Bean " as this has already been done most successfully by Mr. Powell in " Panorama " but I would like to reiterate what he said, that the few criticisms that might be made, are only that two or three of the voices were insufficiently resonant for such a large auditorium. A slight poverty of gesture among the " character " actors, the tempo of the whole could have been more varied to some effect. Following the play the cast and various members of the staffs of both schools were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Glass which rounded off a most enjoyable evening. The next joint performance of the Dramatic Societies will, I am sure, be eagerly awaited by parents and friends alike. Some men, like mountains, can only be seen with advantage at a distance. He who feels that his life is wasted in common work, has failed to see that no necessary work is common, and that no life, honestly lived can be wasted. 32 THE ASHBURIAN CLUBS THE SCIENCE CLUB " KyTEETINGS of this club were held during the year in the Lec- ■ ' ■ ture Room and the Laboratory. Members learnt how to work with glass tubing and performed many experiments. The club was addressed during the Michelmas Term by Allan Holmes on the subject of " The Atomic Bomb " . In the Lent Term, a visit was made by the Club to the Ottawa Gas Works, where the members were shown how " carburetted Blue Gas " was made. This was a most instructive tour. Later in the Term, as part of the Project plan, visits were also made to the Ottawa Filtration Plant, and the Gatineau Power House. THE CAMERA CLUB TATHEN the Clubs were formed at the start of the school year • " only a mere handful of camera fans could be found in the school and not all of these owned cameras but showed considerable interest. Then again some of these members belonged to a far too popular CLUB, the name of which I will leave to your imagination. So by and large our meetings were somewhat erratic but quite enjoy- able. Fischel, our star photographer, gave us some valuable tips. We had hoped to be able to find a room in the school which we might use as a dark room, but this unfortunately was not pos- sible owing to every available space being utilized. Shortage of films too was a distinct drawback. We were most fortunate how- ever in being offered the use of John Hooper ' s dark room and equip- ment at his home and we shall greatly appreciate this next year. We would like to thank Mrs. Hooper and John for their generosity. When the weather was favourable we went on two or three out- door excursions complete with loaded cameras and some good pic- tures were secured. It is hoped that next year sufficient good pictures will be ob- tained to enable us to have one or more competitions and with the THE ASHBURIAN 33 use of the dark r oom we shall develop and print our own films and so cut expenses down for all of us and add to our interest. Any suggestions for furthering the interests of the Club will be greatly appreciated and now that films and cameras are more easily obtained we shall hope for more members. SUMMER HOLIDAY COMPETITION A prize will be awarded for the best picture depicting " SUM- MER " . So get your supply of films and keep your eyes open. Bring your pictures to the first Club meeting next year or mail them to The Camera Club, Ashbury College, and see whether YOU can ' t win this competition. — B. B. THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB THE International Relations Club was opened on the first Sat- urday of the year by Mr. Glass. Officers elected were Smith I, President; Birch wood, Secy, and Nelles, Asst.-Secy. Meetings on Saturday mornings were handicapped by lack of members, which was largely due to the detention club. However, a wide and interesting range of current topics were discussed, includ- ing the Atomic Bomb and the establishment of the U.N.O. The club feels rather proud in that, before the Security Council was formed to control the Atomic Bomb, proposals for a similar council and scheme of control were drawn up by the club members. During the fall we were honored by a visit from Dr. Basil Dar- went, Ph. D. of the National Research Council. He gave us a most interesting and perhaps a little discouraged lecture on the struc- ture and basic principles of the Atomic Bomb. Though many of the physical formulae which he showed us, were a little above our heads, most of us were able to conceive something about the basic ideas pertaining to the bomb. We are deeply indebted to Dr. Dar- went for his visit. Though the meetings were all too few due to interruptions by other activities, they were very successful. If some of these interrup- tions could be eliminated next year the club should really flourish. THE ASHBURIAN 55 RUGBY FOOTBALL - 1946 FIRST XII. COLOURS: P. Richardson I. Elliott H. Bulpit R. Thomas J. Smith H. Clark M. Gault F. Mingie THIS year for the first time in thirteen years we had what can be called a successful season. Our record of six wins and three defeats, one of the losses being in the Old Boy ' s game, is a good one and yet in a way it was a disappointing one because we did not carry off the inter-school championship between Lower Canada Col- lege, Bishop ' s College School and ourselves. After beating L.C.C. by a considerable margin in the first game at Ashbury they managed to beat us 1-0 at Montreal in a game throughout which we held the edge in play, thus forcing a draw for first place. At the beginning of the season, our prospects looked very bright. We had most of the team of 1944 back and there was a considerable amount of new talent. Peter Richardson and Ian Elliott were elect- ed captain and vice-captain respectively and by their brilliant play and good leadership throughout the season showed how well they deservied their appointments. Moreover we had in Mr. Glass, a first class coach, whose handling of the team deserves nothing less than the highest praise. The season began early, the first game being played against the High School of Commerce team, and being the heavier and more ex- perienced team Ashbury won it very easily by a 21-1 score. Howie Clark fell on the ball behind the Commerce line for a pair of touch- downs, while Mingie bucked through for another, after Gault and Brown had taken the ball to the opposing one yard line, and Smith ' s touchdown converted by Elliott on a pass from Brown completed the Ashbury scoring. The sole Commerce point came in the second quarter on a rouge. Four days later on October 6th the first of the important matches was played against Bishop ' s College School at Lennoxville. Weather conditions were perfect and the ground was a little soft from the lieavy rains. The first half featured sloppy, scrappy football and o Q O ?6 : 3 ft W Q a. I i-J (U o 3 o p fC - • M S3 (TQ o Q • (TQ • O C 3 O ft) •-i W o £3 5- S o a " (Ti - ■a 1 QTQ THE ASHBURIAN 37 ended with the B.C.S. team in the lead by 1-0. Our team came to life at the beginning of the third quarter, Elliott bucking through the line for a thirty yard gain to their thirty-five yard line. The B.C.S. line held for two downs, and then Mingie hoisted one of his best kicks of the year over the line. The B.C.S. back fumbled and Smith fell on the ball for the only major score of the game. The convert failed but, in spite of frequent Ashbury fumbles, B.C.S. were only able to add one more rouge to make the final score 5-2 for us. El- liott, Mingie, Clark and Smith stood out for Ashbury in this game but the whole team deserves credit for the win. Encouraged by this win, the team played Nepean High School on the following Wednesday, but our opponents came from behind in the second half to beat us, 12-6. The first Ashbury score came in the first quarter, when Mike Gault made a magnificent catch on a pass from Brown and took the ball to the Nepean 10, from where Richiardson punted over the line for a rouge. Our touchdown came when Brown made a long gain, carrying the ball to the one yard line and Mingie bucked over. However for the rest of the game it was Nepean all the way. Near the end of the half, superb plunging brought them a touchdown which was converted to tie the score. At the beginning of the second half, Nepean, using a play against which we seemed able to do nothing, drove deep mto Ashbury terri- tory and got a second touchdown which was also converted. The rest of the game however remained scoreless with Ashbury manag- ing to hold their own. Three days later Lower Canada, who had previously trimmed Bishop ' s played the team at Ottawa in a fast and exciting game. In the first half Ashbury was not up to par, and in the second quarter L.C.C. got their only score on a touchdown. At the begin- ning of the second half Ashbury began to play the game of which they were really capable and from then on the ball was constantly in Lower Canada territory. With Frank Mingie and Ian Elliott doing most of the ball-carrying and quarterback Richardson calling the plays perfectly, the team drove down the field for three touch- downs, two of which were converted by Thomas. The first two came on end runs by Brown, the former coming after a 10 yard pass from Brown to Gault, and the second after a 25 yard run, Bul- pit having lateralled a pass to him. The third major came on a 10 yard plunge by Clark, after Elliott had taken the ball to the L.C.C. 10 yard strip on a pass from Mingie. The whole team played ex- ceptionally well, but Richardson ' s expert quartering, the plunging of Mingie and Elliott, the general all round play of Smith and Brown, and the tackling of Gault and Clark stood out particularly. 38 THE ASHBURIAN Lower Canada was now crossed off as a serious obstacle in our attempt for the championship, but having only edged out B.C.S. in the first game we were a little worried about the second one play- ed a week later on the 20th of October. It resulted in an easy win however, 19-6, and gave us the cup presented only that year fo " competition between B.C.S. and ourselves by the B.C.S. Old Boys ' Association, which of course was very pleasing to us as they had be- come accustomed to trouncing us rather heavily in preceding years. After an eventless first quarter we took advantage of a poor Bishop ' s kick which went into touch on their 25 yard line. Clark went for nine yards, and a plunge by Mingie, and a cut through the end of the line by Elliott followed by a quarterback sneak by Richardson gave us our first major. Thomas converted. Shortly afterwards Gault recovered a B.C.S. fumble on their 10 yard line and Brown went around left end for his second touchdown. The convert failed but a rouge by Richardson near the end of the half made the score 12-0. B.C.S. got away for a quick point at the beginning of the sec- ond half when Thomas was rouged behind the Ashbury line, but by dint of an excellent 25 yard Mingie to Gault pass, some good plung- ing by Clark and the superior kicking of Richardson the ball was ap:ain carried deep into Bishop ' s territory and Richardson again punted over their dead line. Then B.C.S. made their bid. Faulty defence gave them a completed 50 yard pass and from our one yard line they bucked over, after being held on the first two attempts. The convert fa ' led. Ashbury kicked off and held Bishop ' s on their 25. A forward pass was called but Mingie finding the way clear took the ball over himself for the final score of the game with Thomas ajain (onverting. Special praise in this game goes to Howie Clark, who played a sensational game on the line with a painfully poisoned hand, and to Doug Hall, whose leg was badly bruised. Starring also were Mingie, Elliott, Richardson and Gault. The following Saturday we played The New Edinburgh Tigers and . iiarkcd by the brilliant play of Captain Peter Richardson beat 11 cm in a fast but for Ashbury, costly victory. Frank Mingie was put out for the rest of the season Vv ith a dislocated shoulder and llii? factor undoubtedly had a laroe effect upon the result of h.C.C. game. Several other members of the team also rcc-civo;] in- ii:ie,s but they were not so serious. Early in the gam? Ricuardsou iuoi ed for a rouge but the climax came in the third quarter when h a ria(ic tv. o apociacuiar runs for touciidowns. The first om ■ ,:ri fr( m our own 45 yard strip where Richardson caught their kick and U)ok it Go yards f 3: ' the fir.-t laajjr. Ti.o second one v;a.- . J ' THE ASHBURIAN 39 yard dash coming after he had intercepted a pass behind the Ash- bury line. Thomas kept up the good work by getting the convert. The other two touchdowns were in the final quarter, Wally Schroeder making ours on a pass from Richardson while in the dying mom- ents of the game, New Edinburgh finally managed to cross the Ash- bury line with the ball to end the scoring. Then on November 10th came the heartbreak. The team tra- velled to Montreal to play Lower Canada on a cold dismal day but by the time the game was over it seemed far more dismal for we came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 score. This was indeed a bitter pill to swallow for it cost us the undisputed championship of the " Little Big Three " league by enabling Lower Canada to tie us for that honor. The team just could not score. Twice we were on their three yard line and both times we failed to go over. The rst great opportunity came in the first few minutes, when a terrific drive took the team to the three yard strip. There the enemy line held for three downs and Darling kicked out of danger. In the second quarter, Darling aided by the strong wind punted over our line for ther fatal point. Still the team was not able to regain their old form until in the third quarter Richardson took the ball from the 35 to the 3. For two downs the Lower Canada line held, on the third Richardson kicked for a rouge but the play was called back for roughing on the line after the whistle and from then on the team just didn ' t seem to have the necessary drive. The captain and vice-captain and Gault stood out in this game but although we held the territorial advantage throughout the game we could not capitalize on our breaks. We still had one more game to play before the Old Boy ' s match look place — a game against Lisgar Seniors. A pass from Thomas to Smith for the convert of Gault ' s touchdown proved to be the margin of victory in this game, the final score being 6-5. Lisgar got a quick touchdown but the convert failed and near the end of the first quarter found the Ashburians deep in Lisgar territory. At the beginning of the second quarter Lisgar attempted to run the ball out on a third down but failed and Ashbury got possession on the Lisgar 15. A pass from Elliott to " Mr. Hands " Gault took us 12 yards and a repeat of the same play brought us a touchdown which was converted. Lisgar pressed hard and drove deep into our end but they fumbled on the three yard line, and Clark recovered it and Richardson hoisted the ball 60 yards out of danger. The third quarter was very even but in the fourth quarter Lisgar pressed hard and on the last play of the game kicked in an attempt for a rouge but Thomas returned the kick leaving the school winnej-s by one point. This victory was especially pleasing in that we usually 40. THE ASHBURIAN played the Lisgar Juniors, who inevitably used to beat us, and this win over their Senior team was therefore all the more gratifying. The last game of the season was played on November 17th in bitter weather and with two inches of snow on the ground. This game was very interesting as several of the Old Boys had played for professional or big amateur teams. The Old Boys beat us by a 12- 5 count. Ashbury opened the scoring with their only score of the game when Richardson made another of his spectacular runs, this one being a 90 yard one. At the beginning of the second quarter however Joe Thomas of Ottawa Trojans kicked for a rouge and shortly afterwards Ian Barclay of the Montreal Hornets went through the line for the winning points. In the second half Thomas got another rouge and an unconverted touchdown to make the final score 12-5. In the House game, Woollcombe defeated Connaught 10-8, in an extremely hard-fought and even game, which was anyone ' s right up to the final whistle. Clark ' s two touchdowns proved the margin of victory, while the Connaught points came on a touchdown by Read which was converted by Richardson, and two rouges by Richardson. There were three fields in operation this year, showing the great strides football is making at Ashbury, in fact it is now the major fall sport at the school, with soccer occupying a very small part in the school life. The second football field was ably handled by Mr. Pilgrim, while Col. Brine coached the little boys. For next year the prospects are good. Signs point to the team being smaller but faster, and it should be a spirited one. We wish them the best of luck, hoping that they will make next year as successful as the 1945 season undoubtedly was. THE ASHBURIAN 41 UNDER FIFTEEN SOCCER FIELD 1945 1st Row: — S. Chisholm, D. Heney, G. Grant, W. Grant, M. Parsons. 2nd Row: — R. MacNeil. A. Pritchard, R. Darby, D. Macdonidd, G. Gray. 3rd Row: — Ogden Glass, Esq.- M. Earl, Major H. J. Woods. 42 THE ASHBURIAN SOCCER 1945 COLOURS:— S. Pegram J. Pettigrew. Characters — Pegram — Captain of the First Field and a hard-working centre- half who acted well as a pivot for the team. A rugged player, he seems to like it best when the going is really tough, and played ex- cellently all season. Pettigrew — Vice-captain of the First Field and a speedy and steady outside right. Assisted greatly in the early practices in help- ing to shake the beginners into place, and played and centred well in competition. Fair — Played a rugged and forceful game at right half and thrives on tough going. His effectiveness is lessened by being a " one-foot kicker " but he played well in competition and made up the deficiency with hard work. Villatoro — Centre-forward. Had the makings of an expert and polished soccer player. He was speedy and clever and by his sud- den and tragic death the game lost one who showed promise of being a star performer. Dreyfus — A speedy inside-right who played a good game all season in spite of a very painful heel injury, setting up many scor- ing plays. Cray — Outside left. Fast and willing. Played well all season and was improving in technique with every game. Should be one of the stalwarts on next year ' s team. Borja — Inside left. A very effective worker although lacking style and polish. Rather excitable and prone to talk too much dur- ing play but nevertheless proved to be a very valuable player in competition. Eliot — Left full back. Quite fast, rangy, and willing to mix. A little too prone to roam forward in his eagerness but was very steady and reliable on defence. Earl — Left half. A strong player, fairly speedy and a little awkward in style but effective. Mixes it well and likes the rough going. With a little more practice will be a good man on next year ' s team. Heney I — Right full back. Showed unusual adaptability in play- ing various positions. A very willing and effective player and im- proving all the time. THE ASHBURIAN ' 43 Darby — Goalkeeper. Usually reliable in the goal, he rather tended to treat the easy shots a little too lightly. Should be very useful next year. Castello — 12th man. A strong and hard-working player with an unorthodox but often effective style. Although a " one foot kick- er " , he played well when called upon. Ball — Although he only played one game, showed great promise in goal. Later unable to play because of illness. The season saw a great depreciation in the quality of soccer played. The rule forbidding football players to play soccer also took from the soccer team most of the extremely good players of last year ' s team. Nevertheless under Major Wood ' s able coaching and the capable captaincy of Stan Pegram, a team was whipped into shape which edjred Sedberrh School in a three game series and tied our old rivals from Lower Canada College. The first game of the season was played at Montebello against Sedbergh and ended with a well-deserved 5-0 win for our opponents. A return match was played under better conditions at Ash ' bury, and we coasted to a 4-2 victory, with Boria. Villatoro, Dreyfus, and Petti- grew all clicking for goals. The defence in this game was al-o ■ x- cellent. At the request of the Headmaster of Sedbergh. Mr. Wood, a deciding ame wa ' - played at A hbury a Avcek later. As the r ' ame dragged on with excellent defensive play on both sides, it appeared that it would result in a scoreless tie, but just before the end. when it was fairly dark, Dreyfus scored the only goal of the game to take the series. Lower Canada brought a big, but not very expert team to Ot- tawa late in the season, and although we outplayed them through- out the game, the forwards were not up to their usual standard and we had to fight hard to tie up the score, 2-2, Borja getting both our goals. We had a good Under 15 team but although it beat Selwyn House twice, it lost both its games to L.C.C., who had a surprisingly large team, 4-1, and 2-0. The team beat St. Albans from Brockville, 2-0. In the inter-house games Connaught beat Woollcombe by scores of 2-1 and 3-0. Junior soccer, coached by Mr. Poole, had a successful sep-son with considerable promise being shown by many of the younger boys. THE ASHBURIAN 45 HOCKEY 1946 NEW COLOURS:— F. Mingie D. Hall C. Brown. THE chief impression of this year ' s hockey season is of a finroup of boys who went out on the ice anxious to do their best and who took their losses with a smile and a greater determination to do better next time. The season ended with a win over our friends and rivals from Buckingham High School, and this win was, in a sense, typical of the spirit of our hockey team this season; they did not win many matches but they never gave up trying. In what might be called pre-season games we drew twice with Car- leton College and, although in later games we were defeated by this adult, more experienced team, we ever got nearer to bringing off an- other draw if not a win. We derived much benefit from our games with Carleton College; games which were played with the best of feeling between the teams, and we are very grateful to the Carleton College players for affording us the opportunity of getting these excellent practices. A review of our games with Bishops and Lower Canada leaves us with a feeling that there is little to choose between the three of us, and a longing that circumstances could have given us another crack at them both. Our team this year was not such that any particular star out- shone his mates; suffice it to say that we were well led through a not unsuccessful season by Captain Robbie Thomas who was en- thusiastically supported by vice-captain Ian Elliott and the rest of the team. Summary of Results. Carleton College, draw, 4-4. Carleton College, draw, 3 - 3. Lisgar Seniors, win, 5-2. Carleton College, lost, 8-9. Buckingham High School, lost, 4-5. Bishop ' s College School, lost, 4-8. Lisgar Seniors, lost, 3-5. Lower Canada College, draw, 2-2. Carleton College, lostj 5-10. 46 THE ASHBURIAN Carleton College, lost, 6-9. Lower Canada College, draw, 2-2. Ashbury Old Boys, lost, 6-7. Buckingham High School, win, 4-2. Vice-captain Ian Elliott lead the scoring with 22 points follow- ed by Read (17) and Brown (14). The House matches produced keen, vigorous hockey in which the stronger Connaught team came out on top despite stout-hearted opposition put up by Woollcombe. Characters — Thomas I — Captain. A fine skater and a valuable forward. His cheery smile was seldom missing and helped maintain the high mor- ale of the team. Elliott I — Vice-captain. An excellent vice-captain and one of the hardest working members of the team. A very fine skater who led the scoring with eight goals and 14 assists. Read — A fast skating, unselfish forward who always worked hard. Mingie — A hard working defence player who, when he used his weight was invaluable to the team. Hall — A very useful, hard skating forward whose weakness was in his shooting. This fault was fast disappearing towards the end of the season. Brown — A good hockey player whose game could be improved with better skating. In games and practices he always played hard. Bulpit — A very valuable defence player whose frequent ab- sences were an unfortunate handicap to his team. Richardson — Handicapped by somewhat weak skating, he was, nevertheless, a useful forward who often came through with a needed goal. Clark — A very hard-working defence player with a grand spirit. Hamilton — In matches his performances in goal were generally excellent but he took practices far too casually. MacBride — A very plucky defence player. There is still room for improvement in his skating. Birchwood — Manager. A very efficient, popular and hard-work- ing manager. THE ASHBURIAN 47 FIRST SKI FIELD 1945-46 1st Row: — S. Price, W. Knight, A. Price. R. Mace, W. Brownlee. 2nd Row: — Ogden Glass, Esq., W. Schroeder. Major H. J. Woods. 48 THE ASHBURIAN SKIING REVIEW X HIS year in spite of a short season and lack of experienced skiers a ski team captained by Tony Price was formed. Although the team participated in no local events it made two trips to Monte- bello and there took part in cross-country, down-hill and slalom races. In early February the team attended the annual invitation meet sponsored by the Seignory Club and contested in the three event races for the Dunning Trophy. Although the snow conditions were excellent, the experienced competition proved a little too much for our young entries, many of whom were racing for their first time. Two weeks later the team again travelled to Montebello and were the guests of Sedbergh Scho ol in a small meet. There was a downhill race over an extremely difficult course, new to both teams, and a tricky slalom over which all skiers were given three runs, due to the small number of contestants. Despite the fact that the results obtained in both encounters were far from good, valuable experience was gained by all and prom- ising talent was uncovered in the form of Stan Brownlee and Scott Price who, in spite of their extreme youth both in years and exper- ience, did their best and obtained excellent results. The following received their first team sweaters and crests: — T. Price, S. Price, S. Brownlee, G. Knight, D. Mace, W. Schroeder THE ASHBURIAN 49 PANORAMA SINCE its inception four years ago " PANORAMA " has become more and more part of the school. Where at first only a few staff members a nd senior boys were on the subscription list now al- most the whole school, and even some outside subscribers, receive the paper. Yet in spite of this great increase in circulation few readers know how the paper is organised or produced, and fewer still realise the amount of work that goes into each issue. As in all papers and magazines the staff of " Panorama " is divid- ed into two branches, the editorial and the business departments. The business section is headed by the publisher who is responsible for the finances, production and distribution of the paper. In this job he is aided by the printing and circulation managers and their various assistants. The editorial department is directed by the editor and the associate editor. These two are responsible for fill- ing the paper with material written by themselves or other colum- nists and staff members. General policies of the paper are decided upon by the " Panorama Board " , composed of the publisher and the two senior editors. It is this board which, acting through the edi- tor, is responsible for all material appearing in the paper. " PANORAMA " is distributed on Monday morning and that afternoon the following week ' s issue begins to take shape. Subjects for regular features, such as editorials and Ashbury Album, are decided upon and the assignments given out. During the next four days special news events, if any occur during this period, are recorded and written up. By Friday most of the material is in the hands of the editors and another meeting takes place. In this meeting the layout, changes, and special features are decided upon and week- end assignments are also distributed. On Sunday all the articles have to be in and last minute changes, if necessary, in the layout are made. The stencils are then cut under the supervision of the publisher and editor, who have to make cuts in some places and insert fillers in others to give the pages their final appearance. After the stencils have been cut they are handed over to the printing manager who returns with the finished product by ten o ' clock that evening. Monday morning the papers are sort- 50 THE ASHBURIAN ed and distributed by the circulation manager and in the afternoon the staff start all over again. " panorama ' s ' ' main object and purpose has been to act as the voice of the boys of Ashbury, to present their views on all sub- jects, national as well as local, and to give them the news. It is true that no one voice can fairly represent two hundred boys, but we have done the best we could. It is here that we would like to ap- peal to the readers of " PANORAMA " to co-operate with us in put- ting out the paper. This co-operation is needed in two ways, each as important as the other. Firstly, contributions of all kinds of ma- terial are badly needed. " PANORAMA " is your paper and you must help to fill it. But we would also like to ask you to hand such contibutions in before the weekly deadline as a promised article which doesn ' t arrive is far more disruptive than no promise and no article. The second piece of co-operation is in promptness in pay- ing subscriptions. The paper carries no paid advertising and all our funds come from subscriptions. L nless that money is forthcoming the paper cannot operate. If this help is given then " PANORAMA " will next year ascend to even greater heights than its founders ana former editors dreamed possible. M. BIRCHWOOD (Editor, " Panorama " .) A LETTER FROM ABINGER HILL DEAR EDITORS,— I am touched that I should have been asked for a message from this side. I was hoping to be allowed to send one anyway. It is important to let you know that Abmger Hill is now revived, even though not on the same site nor under the same name! The Abinger Hill traditions and all its methods and its ageing Headmaster are to be found at ASHFOLD, HANDCR0S8, SUSSEX, a large and beau- tiful house in an exquisite part of souihern rural England quite un- spoilt either by war or the presence of electrified railways in the vicinity. We are away to a flying start with seventy boys, which is our present total capacity, and the ageing Headmaster reffered to has THE ASHBURIAN 51 as a member of his financial syndicate RICHARD SYKES, with whom he can and does talk over the Ashbury days to his heart ' s content. A great number of the one time members of the Abinger Hill expeditionary force of 1940 have already been to visit us, and in fact there is practically no one whom I have not seen, and pretty fre- quently, though many are now grown up and in His Majesty ' s Forces, the destination still of every young man in this country. Panorama arrives very regularly, and I am very much indebt- ed to some unknown benefactor for this, since I am unable to pay my subscription, keen though I am to do so. Incidentally I had both Dan Farson and Anthony West staying here a few week-ends ago. Panorama and the regular arrival of the Saturday Evening Citizen and Journal keeps us very well abreast of the news on your side, but not as well as the Ashbury College magazine will and I look forward very eagerly to seeing a copy. It is clear to us that a new and ex- citing age has been ushered in at Ashbury, and I only wish I could be there to enjoy the life under your new Headmaster. Generations pass quickly in a school. We are soon gone and forgotten and I fear that the signature that you read at the end of this letter will soon mean nothing any more — but while it does let me send to all friends at Ashbury (many of whom, thank goodness, will be lifelong ones) and to all who remember the Abinger Hill con- tingent, our warm greetings and affection from across the sea. We shall never forget the innumerable kindnesses we received. You should hear people talking about those days and then you would know how true this is. With a nostalgic sigh for the sunshine and the open heartedness of Canada, and with undying gratitude for all that Ashbury did for us. Yours ever sincerely, JAMES HARRISON. THE ASHBURIAN ADDRESS AT CLOSING CEREMONY OF ASHBURY June 13th, 1941. {As the following jine address by our jounder, Dr. Woollcombe was originally published at a time when many old Ashburians were overseas it is again published in this issue). I consider it as a very great privilege to have been invited by your Head-master to give the leading address on this most important occasion. And first, I must offer my congratulations to the Head-master and to all of his assistants, upon the good and lasting work that has been accomplished during this past year. And too, I would heartily congratulate the boys on the part they have done in making this year so successful a one. Loyalty, co- operation, steadiness of purpose will inevitably produce lasting and ef- fective results; and any success you have brought to your school has been largely due to these important factors. Some of you are, in a few minutes, going up to receive prizes, whether for work done in the class-rooms or in the playing-fields, I congratulate you: but, I also would like to congratulate those boys who will not receive any prizes, but who, during this year, have really tried to do their best, and have advanced, if even a little way, towards the goal of successful accomplishment. And, too, I must congratulate Ashbury on reaching this Jubilee year. May there be stretching in front of her many, many years of truly successful work. And, too, may her children — i.e. all her past pupils, gather around her, suporting her, strengthening her, and con- stantly seeing that she is supplied w-ith those things that are necessary for her continued siicgess. And, lastly, may I congratulate myself as founder of the school upon being spared to be present at this Jubilee closing — I look back over these fifty years. I can see myself as a young man with the ex- perience of near three years as an assistant-master in two of the best boarding schools in Canada. 1 see myself arriving in Ottawa — then a small city of about 35,000 — because I had been told that a private school was needed in Ottawa. I see myself opening a school there in September, 1891 in a large room in the then Victoria Chambers — a building now replaced by that fine structure known as the Victoria Building. Here starting with 17 boys and limiting the numbers to 22, I remained in these quarters for three years. 54 THE ASHBURIAN In those years I taught everything on the curriculum except that I had an assistant — a Mr. Fleury — to take the French and a Dr. Mc- Meeliin who taught elocution and writing. In 1894, the school rented a large old-fashioned but roomy house on Wellington St., on the site where now is placed the large building of the Metropolitan Life Co. In those days, our school yard ran back from the house to Sparks street from which there was a small gate of entrance. Many an inter- esting tale could be told of the six years spent there, but time would fail. Here, in theee Wellington street quarters, our numbers increased. We had 12 boarders, all we could accommodate and about 40 day boys. It may interest some of you to know why this school has been named ' Ashbury ' . Well, when I started this school, I looked about for a suitable name — and finally decided to call the school ' Ashbury ' be- cause for a number of generations, an estate known as Ashbury had . been in the Woollcombe family. This estate was situated in the north- ern part of Devonshire from which county most of the Woollcombe • family come. Thus in 1900 the school was formed into a joint stock company with the late Mr. W. H. Rowley as first president. We purchased a large building on Argvle Ave, opposite to where is now situated the Canadian National Museum. We added two or three class-rooms to the buildin.o-. and, a3 a playing-field, we had the use of a large field now part of the beautiful grounds of the National Museum. From 12 h - rdors and 40 day boys we very soon increased our numbers. Within a few years our number reached 100, 25 of whom were boarders. On the occasion when our number reached 100, a spe- cial half-holiday was granted by the Head. It would be interesting to recall the various masters and the many boys who passed through my hands during these ten years, but, once more, time would fail. But on looking back upon these ten years, there remains the memory of ten very happy years — a memory of earnest and capable assistants and of a particularly fine set of boys. To have been so closely associated with them will, for me, be always a great pleasure and a real privilege. In 1909 ten acres of good land, although of a very rocky char- acter, were bought in Rockcliffe and building was commenced that summer, and in the following May 24th, 1910, the school moved into its new quarters. And here I should like to emphasize the gratitude the school will always feel towards the late Mr. J. B. Fraser. He took a very great interest in the building of the school premises and in the preparations of the grounds. And his interest was of a very practical THE ASHBURIAN 55 nature; for Mr. Fraser invested in the school company more than $30,000, and this you will understand was an act of generosity of very great use and moment. In 1912 the chapel was built and without any extra cost to the school, I asked a number of fathers of the boys to supply the bricks and mortar and then a number of mothers supplied the necessary ec- clisiastical furniture. Every article needed for the proper conduct of Divine worship was given by these mothers — and for this real service Ashbury is lastingly indebted. Then in August 4, 1914 came the First Great War. At it ' s outbreak, when so many institutions were financially hit, Ashbury did not es- cape. But thanks to the courage and faith of the Messrs. W: H. Row- ley, of Col. J. W. Woods, of J. B. Fraser and of the other governors Ashbury was tided over the crisis. The numbers in the school began steadily to increase, and right up to the beginning of the great finan- cial depression in 1929, the school continued to expand and became known as one of the best boarding schools in Canada. But, in those four years of relentless and terrific warfare, Ash- bury had every reason to be proud of the attitude displayed by her staff and her boys. During this war, over three hundred old or present A.shburians volunteered an( -v ere accepted for overseas service. Some forty of these brave young men gave up their lives for the freedom of the Empire; numbers of them were ' gassed ' or wounded, all acquitted themselves valiantly. Today, not a few of them have again crossed the seas to fight against that world enemy, that is seeking to destroy our liberty, our freedom, our belief in God. And, too, as I look back upon th e general attitude of the then Ashbury boys during those four fateful years, I cannot but rejoice that I was privileged to be their ' Head ' . All the boys, even the younger ones, seemed to realize the supreme importance of winning the war. Unless physically unfit, practically every boy, then at school, on leav- ing Ashbury, enlisted in one of the then units. At the school, during these four years, there was no grumbling or complaining at unexpect- ed privations or at unusual demand upon their accustomed free time. All seemed to realize that Canada was at war. and that, therefore, they were under war conditions. Yes, upon looking back upon thos? tragic years. I am particularly proud of beino- Head of Ashbury at tha. time. 56 THE ASHBURIAN LITERARY SECTION AFTERWARDS Many things would be otherwise if people could only think of the afterward. But they cannot. It requires imagination to see that this act or that may mean an afterwards and most people either have no imagination or it is overpowered by greed or hate, or passion or fear. When the timid person runs away nobody knows how he grieves afterwards. When the brutal word is said or the ugly act is done, there is always the afterwards — the sad regretful afterwards. The lost chance, the neglected opportunity, the abused con- fidence, the betrayed trust, all have an afterwards. No one knows how bitter. The affection that seemed to be closed by death has often a grand, peaceful, soul-keeping afterwards. Dark days of helpless gloom are often succeeded by an after- wards of pleasant memories that make the evening of life beautiful. That which today appears hopeless, may afterwards become glorious. The great thing is to so live that a fterwards, when the past can- not be altered there may be no regrets. Remember always in the present that there will be most certainly an afterwards which must remain unaltered through all time. — D. R. T. THE ASHBURIAN ' o7 SKIING ON THE OTTAWA RIVER One Sunday afternoon when I had nothing to do I decided to get Mike and go skiing. I went over to the School and got Mike and after he had changed and reported out, we went over to Rock- cliffe Park. It was very icy there so we decided to ski up the Ottawa River to Gatineau Mills. We started out across the river and stopped at Gatineau Point to ask an old lady how far it was to Gatineau Mills. It was about six miles. We skied about four miles and stopped again to ask a little boy how far it was from there to Gatineau Mills. He couldn ' t speak English so we had a good chance to try out our not too good French. Finally we found out that he didn ' t know where it was at all. As it was getting dark we started back, skiing across to a little island with several cottages on it. When we got near the cot- tages we saw that they had all been broken into. So we decided to have a better look. We could see that the vandals had come on skis like ourselves and had taken off their skis and walked through the deep snow, breaking into one cottage after another, leaving de- struction after each. We soon left the mess and started back again. When we got near the middle of the river we saw that the ice was very weak so we headed for the far shore in a hurry. We met a couple coming across about the same place we had just left. So we warned them of the thin ice. When we finally got home we had big bowls of Pork Beans and then Mike went back to school. Most likely to do his unfinish- ed prep. — Earl, Form V. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? Phew! What nonsense! You may say; but listen, grant me a hearing and I ' ll have you a ghost believer yet! This topic, much debated a few years ago, has been turned into a means of amuse- ment, hundreds of stories and movies have covered chain dragging and psychological gliosts, but few have covered the matter in a serious fashion. SB THE ASHBURIAN Firstly, man must have a spirit; for scientists may be able to explain the function and the purpose of every part of the body and what makes the body work, but when they are asked v hat causes a personality, taste and character of a person, they are " stumped " by the abstract. Since the " spirit " is so unbelievable and beyond man ' s compre- hension, is it not possible for the " spirit " of a man to live after it ' s death, and return to earth to redeem some deed which does not seem just? Secondly, ghosts have been photographed in England, under the presence of official psychologists. Although invisible to the eye, dogs have barked at invisible things, cats have arched their backs and hissed for no " concrete " reason. Further evidence of ghosts is given in The Standard (Mont- real, Feb. 16, 1946). Photographs and vvitnesses all testified to the presence of a " Poltegeist " which haunts Allan Rhodes. This ghost is a prankster, for objects fly mysteriously about the room, the boy who was tied to, a bed is found untied. Surely photographs do not deceive. Sure, it ' s a good way to publicity. But there is a dividing line between humor and the truth. Take my advice, believe in ghosts A. Holmes, Form VT. ALL OVER AGAIN It is well that the young in the times of their hopelessness and doubt should remember that in every branch of human achievement, the world ' s work has all to be done over again. Great pictures have to be painted, great books have to be pub- lished, great poems have to be written, great inventions have to be found out, great secrets have to be discovered in science and art. The world is as new now as ever it was since God said " Let there be light " . Everything that was good and great since the world began all has to be done over again. The greatest days of heroes are yet to dawn. Among the boys and girls who think that all that was noblest and best was done long THE ASHBURIAN 59 ago, there are many who will do greater things than ever were done before, and in hundreds of years to come the greatest and most glor- ious things in human life and achievement will be repeated. There ought to be no despair. Let every youth live up to the very highest of her or his aspiration. There is one qualification for great service that most young peo- ple can learn, namely obedience. 1 do not mean, necessarily, obed- ience to this person or to that, but obedience in its widest sense. The person who wants to write a book must, hrst of all, be obed- ient and learn to read. He must be obedient and write according to the laws of language. He must be obedient and obey the laws of thought and expression. Obedience means a great deal more than merely acting as somebody in authority tells you to act. The great- est law of life is obedience. It is not necessary for anyone who wants to do great things to go to Japan, or India, or Australia, or even to Washington and London. The great work can be done in any place where you hap- pen to be. If the work is soinewhere else you will find it. Just as One who was born at Bethlehem found His way to Gethsemane and Calvary. The marvel of the sea is not less than it was ten thousand years ago; or the wonders of the sky; or the glory of the earth; or the fascination of life; or the solemnity of death. Nothing is less than ever it was, and nothing is exhausted or worn out. All through this beautiful land there are waiting for the youth of every generation tlie cups and crowns which are the symbols of service. How are you to get ready? Do the best you know and do it thoroughly and rever ' ently and without ostentation and pride. It is true, I am sure of it, that the best is still to be. The best is al- ways still to be, but you must have faith and you must learn obedience. _ — D. R. T. 60 THE ASHBURIAN TWILIGHT ATTACK ON A SUBMARINE The preliminary air stages of the combined operations had pro- ceeded according to plan — the torpedo striking force, the fighters with incendiary ammunition, the dive bombers, the depth charge carriers, and the dummy-parachute-troop carriers had performed their several duties with determination and despatch. Enemy aircraft had all been shot down or destroyed on the ground and all the shipping in the Diego Suarez anchorage had been thoroughly ' blitzed ' ; but there were still two or three submarines unaccounted for, if our intelligence was correct. So that when the troop transports and tank and assault landing craft carriers, advancing behind the fleet sweepers, had reach- ed their anchorage off Ambararata Bay and had begun disgorging their men and equipment for the army ' s advance from the west, a continuous A S patrol had to be maintained to protect them. Consequently, at 0430 on May 7th, four Swordfish, armed with two- 450 lb. depth charges each, stood on deck ready to fly off and carry out a parallel-track dawn A S patrol over the approaches to the anchorage. The pilots and observers, came out on deck where it was still quite dark, down from the final briefing in Air Operations Room and manned the aircraft, the air gunners being there already. Wings ' voice came out crisply over the loud speakers, " start up all aircraft " , and the engines roared into life. A moment later, the Deck Control Officer got the affirmative from Flying Control and signalled the first aircraft to fly off, the remaining three of us. following in quick suc- cession — one . . . two . . . three , . . four ... all off O.K. We circled the carrier, " ILLUSTRIOUS " , to gain the ordered height of 800 feet and set predetermined courses independently, using the met. wind provided by ' Schoolie ' to arrive at the positions from which the A S patrol was to be carried out. We were flying nearly due east from the carriers which were steaming up and down in the Mozambique Channel about 30 miles due west of the anchorage; since we were chugging along into a head wind, out E.T.A. at the ordered position was not until 0510, the end of nautical twilight. I tuned up the Beacon receiver and settled myself and my equipment in the ex- pectation of a very dull 2 1-2 hours of staring at the water a,nd the many little coral formations in the vicinity. About 15 minutes after taking off, the hills of northern Madagas- car began to loom in the distance, silhoutted very faintly against the THE ASHBURIAN 61 eastern sky which was by this time becoming slightly light. But as some of these hills exceed 1,500 feet, the water below us was still in darkness and would remain so for at least another quarter hour. By now, we were within two or three minutes of our E.T.A., so I leaned out over the port side of my open cockpit the better to observe any islands which would help me to determine our exact position. And I was somewhat surprised to see, fine on the port bow about three hun- dred yards ahead of us a rather long and narrow white wake or wash, evidently being made by some vessel heading in the same direction as we were, and at quite considerable speed. I leaned forward and jab- bed my pilot, Sub-Lieutenant (A) H. H. Alexander, R.N.V.R., on the shoulder and pointed with my other hand. He looked, and almost in the same instant dived sharply down over whatever it might turn out to be to examine it more closely. All three of us were greatly surprised to see a submarine ' s conning tower; and, without needing any prompting from me, our air gunner, an old hand, proceecied to fire intermittent bursts at it with the rear gun to discourage an one on board from manning its guns. The pilot pulled the machine to port in a vertical turn and yelled over the voice- pipe, " Shall I attack? " " Yes, attack " , I shouted back and fired a two- star Very ' s cartridge to attract the attention of other A S aircraft or ships in the vicinity. By this time, the pilot was the aircraft at about 50 feet on his course for the run up to the target, from fine on the port quarter across the track ahead of the SjM. It had started to crash-dive and only the top of the aftermost part of the conning tower was now awash and visible. If such an attack is to be judged solely on its results, my pilot could not have done better; for his stick dropped squarely across the path of the S M, and as we turned sharply away again to port all three of us had the satsifaction of seeing the last visible part of the conning tower disappear into the ver} center of a monstrous double upheaval. The depth charges had done their work well, for they were set to go off at 50 feet and must have done so directly below the liapless vessel. It came to the surface immediately with the whole length of the deck awash, and in the growing light we could dimly see that the crew was scrambling out on deck and jumping off into the water. 62 THE ASHBURIAN While the pilot circled round the scene, I hurriedly coded up a signal giving the result of the attack for transmission to " ILLUS- TRIOUS " on the reconnaissance wave, and gave it to the air gunner who had his set tuned up in readiness. While he was sendmg this off, I fired another couple of Very ' s cartridges and flashed to the destroyer " PAKENHAM " and the corvette " JASMINE " a mile or two away in the anchorage to cojne and lend a hand. We conned them towards the area, and beijig satisfied that they could easily find the large oil patch and about 20 swimming survivors, we decided to return to " IL- LUSTRIOUS " and report the results verbally, for we had seen the S M go dc. n uy the stern some minutes previously. We arived back at the ship, landed on immediately, and went straight up to report to the Captain and to the Intelligence Officers, (appointed from among the ship ' s senior officers for the duration of the operation) whose job it is to take down the most detailed descrip- tion of whatever happens while it is still perfectly fresh in one ' s memory. The Captain, having been reassured by us that there was no question whatever in our minds that the S M had been really sunk, seemed satisfied and sent us down to the Intelligence Officers who took down the details of the story from each of us in turn. But as soon as we were comfortably settled in the Wardroom with big breakfasts in front of us, we were recalled to the bridge to be informed that the corvette had been unable to find the survivors. So off we had to go agahi to show them the place. However, by the time we arrived at the scene, the corvette had found them and was busily moving about picking them up in twos and threes. We did what we could to help by flying up and down over the area and dropping smoke-floats to mark chaps in the water that the corvette had missed ; and before we left, she flashed in answer to our question that the survivors numbered four officers and some twenty ratings (later amplified to six officers and forty-four ratings) and that the S M was ' LeHeros ' , (of 1,385 tons displacement as we later learn- ed). Thereupon, we flashed, " Many thanks " , and reset course for the carrier and breakfast. — Contributed by an R.C.N.V.R. officer (an Ashbury Old Boy), by kind permission of R.C.N.M.R. THE ASHBURIAN 63 THE STOX AND THE FORK One dine fay in the siddle of mummer, a mox fet a stork, and teing the bily wype, he thickly trought of a quunny fick: ' " Would you lave hunch mith we on Sednesday? " waid the stox to the fork. The stork (a dusy ban mese thays!) after cong lonsideration agreed. The SOX ferved some selicious doop in plat flates, and of stourse the cork nould cot wink it drith his bong leak. Stut the bork was a spood gort, and out of mindness kade a inturn revitation for the tox. The thox finking sim a hucker, accepted readdily. Tis thime, the sork sterved lome sovely dape gruice in a jecanter. The lox who foved jape gruice (and do whoesn ' t?) curst out brying, hen whe nould cot jink the druice. The mory has two storals: Dirst, fo as you dould we bo ne by; decond, Son ' t stool around with the fork. (With apologies to Colonel Stoopnagle). MY PET MONKEY, " CHIPS. " One day when I was walking through the jungle I saw a mon- key ' s nest up in the tree and there was a baby monkey in the nest. Then I heard a noise coming towards me but I didn ' t know what it was. Suddenly I saw a big snake climbing the tree. I quickly got out my shotgun and shot it right through the head. It fell to the ground. I climbed the tree, got the monkey and brought him home. Some days later when I was taking him for a walk I saw some- thing moving towards me. It was a band of man-eating tigers. There was only one way of escape but that wouldn ' t work very well. I just had to wait until something happened. Just when they were about to spring the little monkey gave another squeal and a whole family of apes came down from the trees. They chased away all the tigers. Then the little monkey gave another squeak and they went away again. We hurried home and I told the story to my father. He got his men and we went out and caught the tigers and brought them home. Then we killed and skinned them. After that I got a name for him. It was " Chip the Hero " and every night I used to tell the story to my friends. — Shaw Form II 64 THE ASHBURIAN LOOPY Loopy was a small aeroplane — the kind that flyers cheerfully call a hedgehopper. That ' s because such a light, gay little plane can skim over the ground with the ease of a bird. But even hedgehop- ping is a lot harder than it looks. One mistake and the ground feels very hard. Loopy ' s job was to help the pilot teach the students how to fly. He liked his job, but, he liked to fly alone also. He wanted to skim over the trees and show the birds how to fly. One day a " know-it-all " came to the airport and asked the pilot to let him go up alone. Loopy knew that kind well. It al- ways meant a troublesome day. The pilot took off and soared up into the sky. He didn ' t care about proper flying. His greedy eyes were glued to the people below. Loopy, who always kept a weather eye on the sky, saw a big black cloud rolling toward them. Seeing that a storm was coming he coughed his motor and tried everything he could think of to warn the pilot of the danger. But it was of no use. Suddenly they were swept into the big black cloud. The wind howled fiercely and even at his full speed Loopy could not make any progress. He stood still in the air, then started to turn over and over. The dials on the board glared like fierce faces. The " know-it-all " was scared out of his wits. Cowardly he took his parachute out, jumped, and Loopy was left all alone. He remembered what he was going to do. Just in time he found out he could go up. Up and up he sailed. Then he found he could turn, and around he went. The storm no longer frightened him. He sailed up into the clouds and showed the birds how to fly. If the gas would only have lasted he would have kept it up all day. But being a wise pilot he soon decided it was time to go home. Down he came and everyone thought it was the prettiest landing they had ever seen. The few that noticed the " know-it-aii " gave him the hoots and jeers he so richly deserved. Loopy no longer teaches students how to fly. He is a sky writer and they all say that he writes the best of all. The fact is that he never forgets to cross his " t ' s " and dot his " i ' s " . — Bow, Form II. THE ASHBURIAN MR. CLASS ' S DOC " BONNIE " At the beginning of this term a new Headmaster came to Ash- bury. We were very glad to see that he had a nice woolly dog. Its name was Bonnie. It was an old English sheep dog. It was very friendly and liked to play with children. It had no tail and it was very large. Sometimes we threw sticks and Bonnie ran after them. When she ran after the sticks she bounced up and down. One day my mother was walking past Ashbury and Bonnie followed her all the way home. The next morning Bonnie was still at our house, and when I went to school she followed me back to school. Everyone likes Bonnie, and she is a very good guard and when I come to school she barks and runs up to me and sniffs around me. And when I go home she runs back to her house. — Judd II, Form 1. SPRINC (By McDowell) The winter is past. The spring is here at last. And now that is is spring, I think I ought to sing. Then out comes the sun, And the sap starts to run. When you see a robin, He ' s nearly always bobbin ' . Then come April showers, And up spring the flowers. And the green grass, It starts to flash. Now you see the trees. And start to hear the bees. Now you get your hook, And start running to the brook. — McDowell, Form II. THE ASHBURIAN SPRING (By Younger II.) The long winter is past, And the spring has come fast. Now it is Spring, We hear the birds sing. The bright warm sun, Has made the sap run. The robin is here, And the swallow is near. The warm spring showers Will bring lovely flowers. There is a mass, Of bright green grass. And you hear the bees A-buzzing through the trees. And yonder is the brook, Where I fish with my hook. Aren ' t you glad that Spring is here? The nicest time of all the year. — Younger II, Form 11. Cherry blossoms shining bright and new, Out in the garden tree — As though I see Faces peeping through; Just a little cherry tree. And me. — Bow, Form II. THE ASHBURIAN 67 OLD BOYS NOTES rpHE Ashburian believes that the character of a school is reflected largely in it ' s Old Boys and that the strength of a school is in no small measure dependent on the unity of and support given by it ' s Old Boys. In the following notes we have given all the news we have been able to gather of our Old Ashburians. We have done our best to maintain accuracy. We apologise for any errors or omis- sions. We had hoped to have included letters from Old Ashburians at the various universities but these have not been forthcoming. We make this appeal to all Old Boys of Ashbury to keep in touch with us and send us your news for inclusion in the December, 1946 issue of The Ashburian. 68 THE ASHBURIAN OLD BOYS NEWS ANGUS, Commander F.W.R., Royal Canadian Volunteer Re- serve appointed an Oflficer of Order of the British Empire ( Military- Division ) for services at Naval Headquarters, Ottawa. BARCLAY, Ian, was awarded his football colours for McGill Uni- versity. BRODIE, A. B., served overseas in the 15th Field Regiment, R.C. A., and has now received his discharge from the army. CARSLEY, Major C. F., was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire in December, 1944, and returned from overseas in November, 1945. He is now assistant to the President, The Lion Vinegar Company Ltd., Drolet St., Montreal. CHALLIES, Lt.-Col. G. S., who held an appointment as Lieut.-Col. on the Directorate of Staff Duties, N.D.H.Q., Ottawa has now retired from the army. CHIPMAN, Lt.-Commander (S.B.) W. W., has retired from the R.C.N.V.R., in which he held a position as Deputy Judge Advocate General, and has become a junior partner in the firm of Messrs. Wainwright, Elder and Laidley, Barristers and Solicitors, Montreal. ELWOOD, Major E. C, has retired from the army in which he held an appointment in the Judge Advocate General ' s Branch, N.D.H.Q., Ottawa. GALE, C. G., (Ashbury 1934) Bachelor of Commerce, McGill 1939. Served two years with the Navy in Newfoundland as Lieuten- ant (S) R.C.N.V.R. Now doing post graduate work at McGill Uni- versity. GURD, Capt. C. S., recently retired from the Canadian Army in which he held a commission in the Royal Canadian Artillery. JOSEPH, Squadron Leader H., has retired from the R.C.A.F. from which he was attached to the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, and has become a member of the firm of H. Joseph and Co. Inc., Real Estate and Insurance Agents, Montreal. LAWRENCE, Capt. B., was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with the 8th Reece. Regt. THE ASHBURIAN C9 LEE, Tony, has been elected President second year, of the Uni- versity of Bishop ' s College, Lennoxville and was voted most valuable football player for his university. MacBRIEN, Group Capt. W., has been appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire. MacKENZIE, Lt.-Col. D. W., R.C.A.M.C., recently returned from active service, has now retired from the army and has been appoint- ed to full-time duties as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the newly created Experimental Surgical Laboratories, McGill University, with a parallel appointment as Surgeon in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. MacKENZIE, Captain K. R., R.C.A.M.C., has recently retired from the Canadian Army Overseas. MacLAREN, James C, has been elected President of his year at Dalhousie University and also awarded a golden " D " for outstand- ing achievement at the University. MATTHEWS, David, has been awarded the McKerras Scholarship in Latin at Queen ' s University. McMASTER, Major D. R., M.B.E., R.C.A., returned from active services overseas, in the " Mauretania " in December last. MINNES, J. F., has recently retired from the R.C.A.F. in which he held a commission as Squadron Leader in the Medical Branch. PARKER, Lt.-Col. C. A., has returned from overseas where he held an appointment as Military Assistant, Canadian Military Head- quarters, London, and has now retired from the army. PUGSLEY, W. H., has published a most interesting and instructive book on life on the Royal Canadian Navy ' s lower deck, entitled " Saints, Devils and Ordinary Seamen " . Lieut. (S) Pugsley, R.C.N. V.R., requested and eventually obtained permission to resign his corrimission so that he might re-enlist as an ordinary seaman and, thereby, gain first hand information for his book. REID, H. N., Vice-Admiral H.R., C.B., has been appointed Chief of the Naval Service. Royal Canadian Navy. RpBINSON, F. Barclay, has been elected President 1946-47 of the Ashbury Old Boy ' s Association in Montreal, 70 THE ASHBURIAN ROWLEY, Lt.-Col. J., who we deeply regreat was killed in action, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and mentioned in despatches. ROWLEY, Lt.-Col. R., who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Bar, and mentioned in despatches, received his awards at the last investiture held by Lord Athlone, then Governor-General of Canada. Lt.-Col. Roger Rowley is now serving with the Alaska Com- mand. SCHLEMM, Lieut. L. G. W. served with the R.C.N. V.R. and Royal Navy, has now retired. SIMMONDS, Lt. -General Guy, we were glad to welcome General Simmonds back to his old school shortly after his return from his distinguished career overseas. STANFIELD, Gordon D., has become President of the Starr Manu- facturing Works, Ltd., Dartmouth, N. S., after having spent some years as Assistant General Superintendent Trenton Industries, Ltd., Trenton, N. S. TREMAIN. Brigadier A. E. D., E.D. Royal Canadian Artillery has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) for services in command, overseas, of the 2nd Field Regiment R.C.A. (1939-41), of the artillery of the 1st Canadian Division (1941-42j, of the artillery of the 2nd Canadian Corps (1943- 44) and of the First Canadian Army Increment (1944). With a fine record of service in two wars Brigadier Tremain has now returned to his civilian post as a member of Moat and Company, Stock Brokers, Montreal. TREMAIN, Colonel K. H.. R.C.A.. has been appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) for outstand- ing service in the Royal Canadian Artillery at N.D.H.Q., Ottawa and as Commandant, Canadian Artillery Training Centre, Petawawa. VETTS, Captain Peter, was awarded the Mi litary Cross. He is now studying law at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. THE ASHBURIAN OLD BOYS LIST MONTREAL LIST JJ. K. McMaster W. D. Benson u. L . ooutnain Lr. r . Benson, J r. Lr. is., wrignt K. R. MacKienzie w. rt. iiiaKin, Jr. A. w . r . JJ. Matnias J. S. Drew Forbes Wilson ill. XI. Allen 0. r . xl. Liane A. J. Campbell w. xl. Wilson TT T TD «1 J r. H. J . xvonaius L. R. Avery Ian Barclay ri. Josepii, Jr. E. P. Earnshaw u. Jv. jsjenneay w. A. urrant K. ri. Uraig W. Bonnar, Jr. Fred Cowans Ian Macorquodale Hi. J. Kenaud K. M. Lieatnem TT T TT.» ' H. K. Hampson It . R. Daniels G. K. Henderson J. R. Ferguson R. W. Coristme J. A. Henderson D. G. Weary J. G. Carrique E. P. Newcombe F. W. Angus E. P. Phelan R. B. Cockburn C. E. Pacaud W. H. Pugsley J. C. Merrett H. A. Cowans J. W. Ross, Jr. J. S. Stephens J. S. Gait L. D. Palmer L. F. C. Hart H. F. Stanfield J. W. Sharpe D. M. Stewart C. F. Coristine D. Cowans, Jr. P. Woollcombe J. S. Oppe T. W. Beauclerk H. S. Garland J S. B. Pemberton J. N. MacLaren C. V. W. Vickers W. J. Hart W. F. Humphrey C. J. G. Molson J. G. M. Lemoine G. S. Challies J. B. Morgan G. 0. Currie W. W. Chipman T. W. Lyman FORM SENIOR SCHOOL VIA BaU Birchwood Bulpit Elliott I Eliot II Hooper MacGregor Mingie Nelles Read Richardson Smith I Thomas I VIB Brown Fleck Gault Goodeve Holmes Knight Mace McBride Pegram Pettigrew Price I Schroeder VIC Borja Breithaupt Dreyfus Fair FeUche Fowler Gardner I Cibbs THE ASHBURIAN LIST Hall Hamilton 1 Hampson Kenny Liz MacRae Mordy Nash Nesbitt Paterson Robertson Roome Scott Sosa Weaver MIDDLE SCHOOL V Baskerville I Brownlee Castello Clark Darby Dover Earl Fischel Gallaman Grant I Hart Heney I Heney II Keyes Lighthall Macdonald Mercer Naylor I Thomas II Van der Voort Watson Zilberg THE ASHBURIAN SHELL Judd I Chisholm Kemp Creighton McCracken Gottlieb Mulligan Grant II Pettet Hayes Shepherd Hillary Sobie I MacCordick Travers, Parsons Vaughan Pritchard Younger I Stapley IV Bailey I Boyd Berniere I Elcock Bow Ferguson I Finlay XVldCl trli Echlin Poaps Hibbard Maxwell Ql 1 TVI CAT McDowell Milholland JUNIOR SCHOOL trAnsitus Sobie II Carstairs bhaw Copley Younger II Cray CuUwick Ferguson II Acheson Foran Bailey II Gardner II Eemiere II Genesove Bogart Hundevad Freedman ividlloUl Galloway iviorbe Hodgins Owen Judd II Lahey Naylor II III Pritchard Alexander Roberts Baskerville II Samuels Cotter Singer Dillon Snell Finlay I Sobie III Foulkes Vintcent Gilbert Wilson Graham Baird THE ASHBURIAN R H. 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