Ashbury College - Ashburian Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)
- Class of 1969
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JOSEPH 5. IRVIN
.lOSI".Pll S. IRYIN
During his ten years at Ashbury he was known as Pop lrvin, and he
was the greatest athlete ever to attend the School.
Captain of football, of soccer, of hockey. of cricket. hcavvweight
boxing championg he won the shooting prize, the lfleming Cup for track.
the Connaught Cup for gvm.
.loc was more than just an outstanding school boy athlete. lle was
a leader and a fine example for every Ashburian of his day to look up to
and admire. These qualities were recognized in his appointment as Offi-
cer Commanding the Cadet Corps, and were climaxed when he was
named Head Prefect and Captain of the School.
The academic side had not been neglectedg and after .loe graduated
from Ashbury in 1928 he was admitted to R.Nl.C. where he continued his
successes. On his graduation from the Xlilitary College he was awarded
the Prince of lYales Trophy for outstanding achievement during his four
years at the College.
joe entered business in Ottawa, but still found time to dominate the
local sporting scene. He turned down a chance in the National Hockey
League which would have moved him from Ottawa, but starred with the
Shamrocks and Ottawa Senators. He became a standout kicking half-
back for the Rough Riders.
However, it is his Ashbury association which concerns us in these
pages. joe resumed his connection with the School in 1951 when joe.
jr. was enrolledg he was a Member of the Board of Governors for seven
years, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1956-1958.
lYhen his firm moved from Ottawa, joe elected to remain here. and
in December. 1959, he joined the staff of Ashbury. ltle became Director
of Administration and continued in this post until his death on 5 April.
1969, from heart trouble.
Ashbury will not see his like again.
HERBERT S. DALTON
Herb Dalton joined us at Ashbury in 1955. He had had wide
experience as a schoolinaster and bursar and settled cheerfully into the
life of the School. His wife Nluriel was already on the staff, and together
they remained at Ashbury until 196-1, when they moved to Nova Scotia.
Un their return to Ottawa in 1966, Herb was welcomed back to the staff,
first as teacher, then to take over as School Bursar. He died of
heart trouble on 8 March. His good nature and cheerful co-operation
will be missed by all.
The Captain of School writes:
lflveryone at Ashbury and in particular his own form, Grade 13,
were shocked by Ciary's death. Gary was the all-round Ashbury stu-
dent: he had been accepted by the university of his choice, and in football
had won the llarry O'l3rien Trophy. llc was an outstanding skier.
Vlfe all miss Clary very much, and his death leaves a scar we cannot
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A. B. R. Lawrence, Esq., Q.C., M.P.P. ....................................,.. ....... I Jttawa
Commander C. H. Little, R.C.N. CRet'd.D, Vice-Cbnir11m11 ...... ....... ,..,... .... . . . Ottawa
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6 THE ASHBURIAN
W. A. -IOYCE, D.S.O., ED., B.Sc.
A .vsistmzt Headmaster
j. j. Al.aR1.AND, A.C.P., M.I.N.O. C.Unrhe111nticsD
P. A. :XI.EXANDER, B.A. CI-Iisiory, Latin? REV. H. G. JANIES, MA., Dip. Theol.
R. j. .ANDERSON lPbysimI Edumtimzj fDi'4'i7li'.Vi, Ffwfb, E7?81i5b?1 CIJUPIUUI
XY. XV. BYFORD, B.Sc. CCbe111istryJ K. D. NILES, BA. fE11gli.vb, History?
A. DE CORCUERA, B..-X., f.1laIbe111nlic5, PARKER qGe0gmpby3
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Ix?1po11Zgf13L15tc'r, C01llIt'lIlgb1' Home M' H' PENTON' BA' cEngI1sb' Hutoryp
A. Emx, B.Sc. CPby5ifs, .Untbefzzatiesl VV- H- SOMERVIU-E lL'77i77v Fff"1fl'7
P. C. FURDYCE, NIA. KAN? G. VV. THOKISON, L.R.A.NI., A.R.C.fNI.,
J. A. GLOX'ER, AIA.. fF7'C7IFl.U, A-R-C-0-, L-T-C-L fM1l5fl'x7,
Housevlznster, Woollemlzbe House I-Iozrxenmster, New Home
Master in Charge
NI. H. E. SHERXVOOD, B.A.
XIRS. G. XY. BABBITT ffllathevlmricsl R. LAIRD fHisto1'y, Geogrnpbyb
bl. L. BEEUELI. lSvic11c'c", H. j. ROBERTSON, B.A. fE11glisbJ
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j. H. HLMPHREYS lO1'aI Freneb, fRer'd .1fIa.vteri11 Charge!
GC0.f4"JPb.Vl DR. IQATHARINE SPENCER, D. Sc. O.
1' also teaches in the Seniorfjunior School!
K. Huzn fAL'L'0Il7Ifn717f, MRS. M. BOYCE llzmior Sc'bo0I.Harr011J
HRS. Y. E. CQENSEY fScercmry1 MRS. G. R. CIXVYNNE-'TINIOTHY
HRS. XY. A. Pmmf: fBIlI'SL'l7'J fSGI1i0f Svbool .WMTUIIJ
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fIlcm1'111nxter'x Scvrcmryl C. B. Pl-ZTRIE, NLD.
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TH Ii S' I' A If If
Bark Ro-tc: H. Humphreys. A. Egan. H. bl. Rnhertwn, R. Laird. The Rex. ll. CI
james, P. C. Fordyce. R. Anderson, l.. Reetlell.
.lliildle Row: XY. H. Sninerville. K. D. Niles, H. Pentnn. P. A. Alexander. A. de
Cnreuera. Alaster uf Connaught Huuse: I. R. Parker. P. I. l"lx'nn, ll. I.. Polk.
1-u-Um RW. Am. G. W. Babbitt. cs. xx'."l'iwm..m, .xmi-r .Rf New time-. J. -I.
Xlarland, Assistant Headrnasterg XY. A. jnyee, Headinasterg Xl. H. lf. Slierxxuoj.
Alaster in Charge of the -Iuninr Sehnulg tl. A. Cilnver. Alaxter uf XYnnllcninlie
Hnuseg Dr. K. Spencer.
.-Ibxellfz XV. Byford.
Bark Rout R. A. Paquctte. XY. K. I.. Daxvmn, -I. R. Al. Tyas. R. Berger, Xl. H. If
Connell, P. G. Parker.
From Rolf: P. C. Smith. Captain nf Xkbnllennibe Hnnseg XY. H. tl. Hauglitnn. Captain
of the School. XY. A. jnyee. lfsq.. Headmaster: P. CI. Loftus. Captain uf the Day
Buys. C. E. Barnes. Captain of New House.
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Captain of Scbool
C. E. BARNES P. G. LOETUS
R. BERGER R. A. PAQUETTE
M. H. E. CONNELI. P. G. PARKER
W. K. L. DAXVSON P. C. SINIITH
J. R. M. TYAS
aptain of lV00l'lC0'llIl7C Home Captain of New Home
P. C. SMITH C. E. BARNES
Captain of Connangbt Home
P. G. LOETUS
Captains of Football Captain of Skiing
STRATTON R. J. CIlIX'ERS G. R. CAIRNS
Captain of Hockey Captain of Soccer
W. K. L. DAXVSON P. G. LOETUS
Captain of Curling
P. G. PARKER
Officer Conznmnding Second in Conznmnd
CfA'1A-IOR W. HAUGHTON CXCAPT. J. C. R. TURTON
CfLT. P. G. LOETUS
Cflns. j. R. M. TYAS, C. BARNES, XV. K. I.. ITAXVSON
Company Sergeant Major Q7lf17'fC'7'7llt7.YfC7' Sergeant
R. j. CmvERs G. R. C.-XIRNS
Drnrn Major O.C. Flag Party
R. L. R. VAN R, Bmznmz
by VV. G. R. XYilSon
zo THE ASHBURIAN
Now, also, with deep regret we have to record the death of our
Visitor, Lord Alexander, who died of heart failure in London on 16 june.
His two sons, Brian and Shane, came to us when Lord Alexander was ap-
pointed Governor-General. During his period of office in Canada he
dutifully inspected the cadets, who are attached to the Governor-Gem
eral's Foot Guards, and was well known to Ashbury as parent and friend.
He became School Visitor on relinquishing the Governor-Generalship in
1952, when he returned to England to become Minister of Defence. Our
sympathies go to Lady Alexander and her sons in their loss of this great
and gentle soldier.
The school closed this year on 12 June and details of the exercises are
in the middle of this journal. Not long after the war, a retiring head-
master stressed elsewhere that the aim of his school was breadth of interest
and a capacity to elicit not only leaders but happy eccentrics of all kinds,
placing more emphasis on correct self-expression than on ambition. The
President of Brock University Ca former Rhodes scholar and disting-
uished member of External Affairsj spoke most ably on this theme and
extended it, and so did the Captain of School in his valedictory. Ash-
bury, we think, is in one way and another taking notice of the point.
CThe Graduating Class gave a hand-made clock for the school libraryj.
There are perhaps fewer accounts this year of so-called club activi-
ties. This is balanced by the introduction of more literary contributions
and copies of drawings and photographs. Mr. Fordyce, who came to
teach drawing and painting this year, has the promise of the coaching
house being turned into a studio for the school shortly, and no doubt this
side of Ashbury life will be developed. Mr. Fordyce, by the way, is a
painter in oils and acrylic colours who sells profitably many of his pic-
tures, especially those of Newfoundland. It was nice for the Masters'
Common Room to be able to give one to Mrs. Blyth as a mark of their
affection and respect for her. The Headmistress of Elmwood is going
to England with her husband, Lieut.-Colonel David Blyth, who will be
en poste there for the next three years.
One of the biggest changes in school has been the replacement of
four very courteous and painstaking Central European waitresses by
boys who are detailed in turn for duty by their houses. VVhile the stan-
dard of our waitresses has not yet been reached, we are glad to mention
that the service is better now than it was when the boys first took over at
the beginning of the school year. Another remarkable change is the
wearing of shorts in the spring term by masters in the junior School. Mr.
Beedell, a former Olympic canoeist, led, we believe, followed by Mr.
Flynn with some interesting Australian measurements and Mr. Robertson
with the standard, short South African version.
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lf we have to record that I2 bovs. after tuition in term time.
obtained their motor driving licences in the year, we must sav that Ash,
bury did very well in the .Xliles for Xlillions walk. As in the previous vear,
all the younger entrants succeeded in completing the -HP-mile walk.
Nlartin ll in 9A deserves special congratulations. At the annual sports
dinner the guest speakers were Alt. Christopher Lang and Xlr. llarry
jerome. Alt. -lerome, a gold medalist now living in l3.C. who has run in
three Olympics, made an interesting point: the annual changeover of
competitors from the United States is high, new entrants every year.
Supplementing the films shown in school. an Ashbury Film Society
was formed to show films of outstanding merit which are not often avail-
able to the public. The programme included the Russian I,I'TllL'C .4le.1n111-
der N e-cski and Battleship ljofevnkin, the japanese S6?'1'L'11 Si'!71lIlI'ilT. the
Sicilian La Term T remit, and Buster Keaton in The GL'lIC'Ti1I. It had
been hoped that membership of the Canadian Federation of Film Societies
would keep costs down and give us access to an up-to-date catalogue of
16 mm films available in Canada. This has not proved to be so. lndeed.
a charge of 535.00 by the Canadian Film Institute for The G6'7I6l'i1f, which
is only two reels, is thought to be too high. Starting in September. we
will show some films the Czechoslovak Embassy has kindly offered to
In February the German Ambassador talked to the Senior School
on an historical approach to European political union. The Ambassador,
whose mother was English and who has been decorated with the KCYO,
delighted the audience by turning the obviously loaded question with the
suggestion that the questioner should ask his colleague the French Ambas-
sador. In March the South African Ambasador explained his govern-
ment's policy on apartheid. Both speakers were well received. Very
worth mentioning, too, is the standing ovation given by Ashbury and
Elmwood to Le Theatre du Nouveau Klonde playing Labiche's Les Deux
Timides at Elmwood. This English speaking, Anglican audience made
no bones at all about the warmth they felt for the French Canadian com-
pany, whose political and theatrical sentiments were quite clear at ques-
tion time after the play.
About the turn of the century there appeared in a book by the late
Anson A. Gard called The Hub and The Spokes, or. The Capital and its
E11t'ir071s, the following two paragraphs on Ashbury, sandwiched be-
tween comment on a reception in honour of Cardinal Gibbons and a note
on the Ottawa Ladies College: A
'If one may judge by the prominence of its shareholders. and the
high standing of its pupils. there are few colleges in Canada that
will equal Ashbury, on Argyle Avenue. which. under the able
Head Nlaster. Rev. Geo. P. XYoollcombe. and his competent
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assistants, is growing, or rather has grown, to the limit of its
'lt may xvell be called "The Rugby of Canada." To say: "I was
a pupil at Ashbury" is at once an honor and a pride, for among
its attendance are some of the best names in the Dominionf
Like all schools, Ashbury since the death of its founder has met uneven
times. XYclcome, then, was the news the l-leadmaster gave the school in
Alay that Mr. Pickering, the grandfather of four boys inthe Junior School,
had made a trust of 3l00,000 for the education at Ashbury of a few boys
whose parents could not normally be expected to afford the fees.
Filling in the gaps, we owe thanks to the Apostolic Delegate for
giving Roman Catholic boys at Ashbury the privilege of using his do-
mestic chapel. XVe have to say goodbye to Alf. Glyn james who is taking
over the chaplaincy at Trinity College School, to Alr. de Corcuera who
has built himself one of the more unusual country establishments in Que-
bec, and to Mr. Alexander who is taking his cannon to the town of Pre-
scott. The list of boys leaving is given later. To Bill l-laughton, and to
For those who remain there are the following remarks:
'l see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent
on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth is reck-
less beyond words. U'hen l was a boy, we were taught to be
discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth is exceed-
ingly xvise and impatient of restraintf
-Hesiod, about 800 B.C.
And there is one request for the Administration: may cups please be
put on the candlestands in Chapel to save the ladies' dresses at Christmas-
THE TURUNTO-DUMINIUN BANK
14 THE AsHBUR1AN
A BRIDGE FOR THE MAQUIS
lt was in the spring of 1944, when the Germans had decided to
crush the resistance movement in the 'maquisf Three determined men,
lying in the humid grass, were looking at a bridge, some 500 yards down
the track. At the other end of the bridge, the chimney on top of the
cabin smoked lightly, evoking the agreeable sight of coffee, the enhancing
feeling of warmth . . .
But it was cold. Simon lowered his binoculars and puffed in his
hands to warm them. He could hear the short breath of Pepe and Marco's
teeth clashing in his mouth.
'lt's not fear, you know, Engineerf said Marco in a low voice', 'itls
Simon turned around and winked at him. Then, suddenly, all three
held their breath. A soldier had just come out of the cabin, and walked
on the bridge, adjusting the sling of his rifle on his shoulder. After a few
paces, he went to the balustrade and spat into the stream. Then, he
started his solitary walk again, looking at the mountains.
Simon thought he heard, very far down in the valley, behind the
slopes, a distant and faint rumble. 'lt must be the convoy', he told him-
self, 'it will be here in less than an hour, and by that time the bridge will
have to be blown'.
'Letls go', he said.
It was hard for him to stop looking at the elegant arch that joined the
two slopes, the solid concrete foundations that supported with grace the
platform. The bridge gave an impression of strength, power and daring,
combined with beauty and elegance.
'Are you dreaming, Comrade? asked Marco.
The two men were already up and were loading on their shoulders
the heavy sacks that contained the necessary material. Simon straightened
himself, took the explosives and followed them.
They went down the woody slope. Their soft shoes slid silently on
the pine needles.
Simon's head, strangely enough, was clear and organized. He had
photographed the bridge, he knew where to place the charge, and where
to hide the mechanism that would provoke the explosion.
He had no questions to ask himself. Last night, a messenger had
arrived at their camp. He had asked Simon:
'Are you the engineer?
'lt seems sol
'You have to blow Bridge 22 ovcr the Renansao. A convoy is due
to pass at 4 o'clock on the 15th. You have to destroy the bridge to stop it.
These are orders'.
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Simon had had a shock, but nobody asked for his opinion: he had to
So he was descending the little path, with a bitter taste in his mouth,
which could be either fear or anger.
They reached the road. The bridge was a few feet awav, but the
thickness of the forest still made them invisible. Thev only 'heard the
footsteps of the sentinel, striding along, whistling Lili .llazilwlc to the
'l'll take care of the guy", said Nlarco reaching for his knife.
Simon stopped him.
'Out of the question! They're six, in the cabin. At the slightest
sound we'll have them on our backsl.
'So what? Three partisans against six German regulars. XYe're
'VVC want to blow the bridge, nothing more'.
Simon was astonished that he could talk that way. He didn't know
he had such a sense of duty.
Marco put his knife in his belt again.
Simon separated the branches.
WVhen he's at the other end', he said.
They waited a long minute. The sentinel, turning his back on them.
went slowly away.
'Now . . . '
They moved furtively. one behind the other, from the forest to the
road, then, quickly, jumped in the ravine, where stood the end of the
bridge. There was, between the bridge and the rock, a sort of nook,
isolated and quiet, where they unloaded their sacks. The footsteps were
'He'll turn around and go', said Simon very low. VVhen he's at the
other end, you make yourselves scarcel.
'But you, comrade?
'I'll do very well alone'.
'It's true you're an engineer', observed Nlarco. This bridge, you
'Of course', said Simon, sadly.
They waited, crouched under the sonorous platform, until the sen-
tinel's footsteps faded away at the other end, and then, the two men
climbed the ravine.
'VVait for me up there. l'll join you'.
They disappeared immediately. '
Simon set to work. He wasnt afraid. :Xnd still, during his work.
he wanted to leave everything there and go up into the protective woods.
But his hands went on working. building destruction. precise. skilful.
He crawled on the metallic beam until he reached the exact place where
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the charge, in exploding, would make the maximum damage. He placed
the charges, fixed them solidly with wire, placed the detonator and
started unrolling the electric wire. He heard, down in the gorge, the
torrent wildly roaring on the rocks. VVhen the footsteps neared, Simon
interrupted his work, and, motionless, waited.
He finished placing the first charge. He came back, carefully, flat
on iis face on the metal bar. He stopped an instant where they had left
the rocks and puffed on his fingers, then took a new bundle of explosives
ane set to work on the second beam.
For half-an-hour he was at work. It seemed to him that in the
valey the rumbling of the motors came closer. He had to be quick.
Simon finished placing the dynamite and the detonator, then came back
to iis starting point, unrolling the cord. He joined the two wires. He
was astonished at his calm. Still a moment and all would be over. He
gat iered the empty sacks, climbed up the ravine and went into the forest.
He set the wire he was dragging behind him to the clock mechanism and
There. lt was done . . . How simple it was! ln a quarter of an
hour, the bridge would blow up. Of this beautiful construction of iron
and concrete, there would only be left a distorted wreck in the stream.
Simon looked at the intact bridge a last time. He had tears in his eyes.
lle turned and went up to the cave Where his companions waited.
He was half way up the slope when he heard a detonation, then a
deep grumbling. He turned around. A light cloud of smoke was sus-
pended in mid-air. The echo rolled from one side to the other of the
mountain and then, slowly, extinguished. Nothing was left.
Simon started walking again.
He found Marco and Pepe at the fixed place. All three started the
long walk back together. They could not stay long there . . .
'Beautiful job', said Marco.
Simon remained silent.
'What did you construct, before the war', inquired Marco.
'Bridgesh answered the young man.
'True? . . . Built many?
'Only one. l haven't been an engineer for long. I haven't worked
much. Only one . . . But l think it wasn't too bad'.
'XYhere?' asked Pepe.
'Here, very close, said Simon. In the mountain on the Renansao .
Bridge 22, you'know?'
They walked a bit more. Pepe was thinking.
'lt's sometimes hard to do what one must,' he said finally.
Simon thouffht he was ri fht.
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THE XV IND
The mocking wind was blowing, blowing
O'er the bleak Chaldean sands
O'er the wreck and ruin, mounds eternal-seeming
The hopes and dreams of a thousand lands
Around him they blew, laughing, screaming
Little man, We know your kind
TYorking, toiling, sweating, dreaming
Yet withal - deaf and dumb and blind
Kings and Emperors have we seen
Each in his greatness thinking "None so great as l"
Yet through the ages many such have been
Only we remain - We and the sky
O'er the sands a wind was blowing
He rose, shaking off the ancient sands
A shuddering unease was growing, growing
As he left that ancient, lonely land.
AN ODE TO BATTLE
Now buckle on your weapon belts
Soon red blood will stain the grassy veldts
Be not all ours! Though we toil on for hours and hours
And red ruin like the bright rose flowers
The sun burns hot on the fast and furious fight
Hell-wielded weapons spread their blight
The steel shod lances dip to kill
Only the corpses are quiet, calm and still
Nlaces whirl and sabres slash
The sun catches armour with a blinding flash
This sanguine strife, feud and food of men
If reason has, is beyond our ken
So war on! Shall we let the weapons rust?
ln dying, kill! Raise a name above the dust!
S. M. Stirling
XYEASELS IN MIND
The weasel, mink, marten, fisher, otter, badger, wolverine are all
members of the North American family, vllllsrclidac. And for the Alaskan
lfskimos catching a weasel means very good luck indeed.
According to body structure the weasel family falls into three or
four categories: the typically slender mink and marten and short-tailed
weasel, the squat bow-legged badger and wolverine, and the sinuous
aquatic otter, All eat flesh and fish.
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XYirh a macabre taste for interior decoration, weasels, at once the
most efficient machines of destruction and jovial make-up artists, line
their nests with bloody fur and bones and dried-up meats -- their hunt
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. the weasel is about the bloodthirst-
iest animal in creation: the size of an enemv cannot deter him, and the
skull ofa weasel has been found nicely embedded in the neck of an eagle.
Up to two feet in length the weasel is, of course, the farmer's friend,
the scourge of rodents. l lis white winter coat is fittinglv the traditional
ornament of kings, nobles, and judges. More than 5Il,000 skins have
gone into robes for a British coronation.
Multiply that scrap of devilish fury 50 times and you have the
likeness of a wolverine: incredibly strong, though slow, he can drag a
carcam three times his size for a mile or more.
Breaking into a cabin he lacks taste for decoration, and leaves it a
shambles. Finding the hunter's food cache, he fills himself and overflows
and sprays what he leaves with a foul-smelling musk, marking the residue
as his own.
About a million wild mink are trapped each year for the fashion and
comfort of our women. Active in the day and at night, the restless mink
is equally at home in the forest and in water. Small game birds and
henhouses are his urge, and he will vary the plat dn jour with fish, frogs,
and other aquatic life.
His place of domicile is a muskrat hole in a stream bank, a cavity
under tree roots, a hollow log or stump. H. R Plummer
On a day that was, he decided to create a peaceful world, a world
where the inhabitants were meek, mild, and simple. He made it a world
of tranquility, brightness, and sunshine. ln this creation it never rained.
but there were little sparkling streams flowing down picturesque moun-
tain sides. It was warm, but not hot, it was cool but not cold. The peo-
ple were slightly intelligent: clever enough to appreciate the beauty
and simplicity - and that was some cleverness. They enioyed soft music
and paintings in soft colours. He gave the people love. so there was no
need for violence or war.
'Yes', thought the Creator. 'this is beautifulf Then he saw every-
thing-too beautiful, too perfect. ln a sudden fit of impatience and
anger he destroyed the world. He ordered floods, famine and disease.
and wiped out the last of the terrified world.
This time, because he was in an annoyed, even fierce, mood, he
created a world of hate and violence. He made the inhabitants belliger-
ent giants, uglv, eonceited, and powerful. He divided them into two fac-
22 THE ASHBURIAN
tions who so utterly loathed and detested each other, that there was con-
stant war. They were a primitive, fierce, cruel race, possessing uncanny
strength and cunning. VVhenever two parties from each clan met, the
earth would shake and groan under their blows.
Eventually, the Creator grew bored with this, too. He had the two
clans wipe out each other, then he crushed the world in his fist. He pon-
dered over what to try next. Then the thought came to him. He de-
cided to build a world of good and evil. He would balance them equally.
The forces of good would oppose the forces of corruption. Both sides
were superior beings with supreme intelligence. Their weapons were
more than modern.
He now found the world very interesting, for he hadn't decided
who should be allowed to prevail, the pure ones or the evil ones. Of
course their wars were beyond imagination: such was their weaponry.
just when one side was about to overthrow the other, the will to survive
saved the loser. Then the Creator was interrupted.
Again came the shout: 'juniorl Come home to dinner at oncef
R. H. D. Halupka
AN EXCITING SHGRT STORY
Last Monday I remember getting up and feeling that this was going
to be a good week - so I thought. I got dressed, had breakfast and went
off to school. It was just a normal day. As usual on Monday morning,
we had a meeting with the Headmaster, Mr. Joyce. He told us all the
important things that happened during the week. But he missed one
that was very important to me.
So, after the meeting, we all went to classes. XV e have physics Hrst
period every Monday morning. It was just another physics' period,
like any other. Then came English. I thought that as usual we would
read a short story Qwe have been reading short stories latelyj. But today
was different - today we had to fuvfite a short story. IVell, that was a
surprise, because I like writing short stories. Or at least I thought I did.
Uiell, our master was kind enough to give us that period to start writing
I took out my pen, got a pad, and settled down to think of an exciting
topic. The bell went and I still didn't have an exciting, or interesting
topic. That night we had an English prep. so I thought I would write
the story then - because I like writing exciting stories. So that night I
took out my pen and pad, and this time I sat for half an hour and nothing
came to my head. And I said to myself- But I like writing stories.
The next day we had English. XYC were told again we could work
on our short stories. Everyone seemed eager to get to work, expanding
and deepening what he had written yesterday. NYhat did I do? I sat for
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+0 minutes and thought about a stupid boy who didn't have fun at a dance
after spending all week getting ready for it. That didn't sound too
exciting, or original, so another period was wasted.
Right about now I was getting mad. I kept telling myself that I
liked writing stories- but I hadn't written anything al week long.
Again, the next day we were allowed to 'continue' our stories. .-Xgainfl
sat there thinking of something I could write about. Then I thoughft that
perhaps someone might be amused by my trials of finding a subiect to
write on. Not new, but it was just about the only thing I eould do.
I have not yet thought of something really suitable, but I still like
writin stories. .,
g J. C.. xi.1Ctif,m1t1
A DREAM COME TRUE
fwith apologies to the Readers' Digestj
The eyes are diamonds, harsh and straight and bright. The hair
glitters and there is not the dullness of gold. The face is the best quality
Quite flawless: it goes without saying really that her mind is pure,
her touch gentle, her speech soft and modulated. Her smile welcomes all.
She walks the streets like a queen waiting for the opening of parlia-
ment, apart from the scene and the people who belong to it.
She has none of the ordinary aptitudes, such as athleticism, but she
has one gift anyone would cherish and that is ctiritas.
You can find her doing most things: talking to anyone who wants
to talk to her, cheering on a game. She makes no distinction of age, race,
colour, or creed.
Some look at hands: her eyes are everything. Clearly they belong to
her face. Her whole get-up sparkles like the cleanliness of an unpolluted
Her conversation is never bitchy, so the doors of their houses Cif
they have theml are always open to her. She is the finest person I know.
A DECISION BETXYEEN NIISERY AND PEACE
He sat deiected and alone at a corner table. The coffee cup lay be-
side his hand untouched and his cigarette slowly burned unnoticed in
the ashtray. His face was white, whiter than any word eould describe
and the skin over it was stretched taut to produce a skull-like image of
transparency. Below one could see the deliclte blue veins, throbbing
with the warm blood flowing through them.
He hadn't eaten for days and his eyes seemed to bear witness that he
had been weeping rather severely. The red swollen sockets just seemed
2-I THE ASHBURIAN
to contrast more effectively with the deep black eyes that looked like a
deep dark void broken only by the glorious flashes that struck novas in
He knew taat the townspeople didn't like the way he was acting
but he didn't care. He was determined not to let them destroy what
feelings he had left. His gaze drifted uninterrupted slowly around the
smoky tavern. How could his father have accepted these people as
friends? These people who thought to show any emotion openly was
He could feel the scorn they felt for him as they sat with their cigars
and beer and pointed at him with their pudgy fingers but he didn't care.
He was still outside their group. You could see the cold flame burning
inside him, a flame that refused to be extinguished. He still had the
strength to think, to question, and not to accept anything without
How could his father have accepted this for so long? How often
had he sat in this chair, staring at these surroundings, drinking, smoking,
talking, content with his filthy environment? The whole place painfully
cramped the mind and shrunk the soul, cutting down one's scope to a
place bordered by pine and oak. This is what he left his own family for?
The whole bar was nothing but a dark black box with its key slowly
turning in a lock that could never be re-opened.
These thoughts left the poor man in misery, for he was looking for
an answer and no one was there to fill the gaps. Time would answer
everything but first he IHLISI' find his own faith: something he could hold
out onto and let time and space flow through, enough for life and death.
These ideas had stopped his weeping. His pain had been replaced by
Last night his father had been late. He was usually late, but this
time me was later than usual and our young man had to look for him. lt
was still dusk and the evening fog came in clinging to his face.
As he crossed the bridge he couldn't see the water underneath but
he knew what it was like, brown water shifting and slithering against the
beams of the bridge. Ahead stood a solitary figure leaning on a rail, black
and terrifying against the crimson sky. A figure with drooped shoulders
and between them a weary head staring at the gurgling below him. The
young man had screamed, terrified in anticipation, but the other just
sadly turned his white face toward him and then back to the water.
Below a pale hand receded under the water as the ripples silently
rushed away to leave its surface unbroken once more. He could feel the
icy water around his father's neck and the burning as it found its way to
the nose and throat. The powerful current tugging at his body bringing
him down to the muddy bed, sending a shower of filth into the already
rancid water. Then the scum settled slowly on and over the body, lying
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silently on its grimy pyre far below the crests of green above. It would
shiver the numbest flesh.
Now he knew what was expected of him. lle was to become like
the rest. He nmst accept this pain, dilute it with indifference. beer and
time, and let the FCSI of his emotions YCgCf1lfC. This is what had happened
to everyone else.
Now he could see the reasons for their elaborate ceremonies and
organizations. They were all moral cowards. Once before they were
hurt, so now they hid and refused to acknowledge the pain, hoping it
would go away.
Indifference was their only hope. Nerves shocked and burnt from
the terror of the past now only calmed by that same terror. The point
had been reached where the exodus from the heart was a salvation in itself.
This was his choice to accept his father's life or salvation. He could
stay here and try to become indifferent to the whole issue, or he could
try to accept it as it really was and live according to his emotions. But
like his father he wasn't very strong. His father built his life from sand.
praying for rain to wash away the decay. XYhen the rain came he found
his ideas the truth and was so horrified he couldn't face them. He melted
into a group, and tried to forget himself as an individual person, until
finally he found the time and knew what he had lost.
Our youthful friend now placed in the same slot began to under-
stand a little the destiny of man. He remembered the cause and reasons
for his father's death. He felt horrified and even more terrified for his
visualization of himself in the role of his father. The idea destroyed his
moral code. Pained and horrified, the role intrigued him. XYhat could
his father's life hold for him? VVhat salvation and relief from his own
personal torment? A little peace, if only it were possible.
His curiosity had broken through its chains and he made the fatal
mistake of straying from private reflection to his own private reality.
His own private reality now became his own reality. He was now in the
role he had previously only contemplated.
He stood up, horrified and with a wail of despair ran through the
door. The people he passed became snarling, grunting animals.
Uutside the day was just leaving. Dusk seemed to beautify the area.
hiding the ugliness and illuminating the beauty. A soft rain refreshed his
flushed face. The rain was gentle and kind. Behind came only soft
sobbings and the silent death of a dozen souls.
He stopped. The sky was turning deep blood-red. an old hen's egg.
His head drooped between his shoulders. He looked down. A noise
softly echoed below him. He leaned wearily against the bridge.
Below the green waves played noisily, rising and breaking against
I. lf. Carrigan
26 THE AsHBU1c1.4N
CATULLI CARMEN LXXXIV
Arrius, a fool, said
S iootable when he meant suitable,
Hinsidious when he meant insidious:
F-attered and flapping the While
He had spoken so well.
I believe his mother spoke like that,
AQso an uncle
And his motherls people.
Tien, thank God, he was sent to Syria:
XVe all had a restg
Had just begun to forget the dissonance
XYhen back came the word,
That from old Arrius' passage
XVe now had the damn'd Hionian she.
M. P. Howes
The town lies on a flat Wasteland by the side of the river. The
river is dirty and so is the town. All through the summer the river
smells, dirt lies in the streets of the town. The paint on the houses peels
off in strips. The wood underneath is grey but the sky is blue. Then it
snows and all the dirt is covered. The sky is grey but the river is frozen.
The air smells clean. The snow embraces the wasteland with maternal
concern, pleasantly shadowed lumps mark the site of the dirt.
The winter wears on and the snow is criss-crossed with hundreds of
The dirt mingles with the White of the snow and a horrible brown
oozing slush, interspersed with pickets of white, masks the town.
The snow catches in the cracks of the paint and hides them.
Pleasantly tapered icicles hang from broken eaves and an ivory
tracery on the windows covers the cracks in the panes.
The children of the town play in the snow and their teeth stand
out yellow against it.
ln the local store the floor is covered with the brown slush. The
white dress of the big woman at the counter is spotted with it.
The paint on the church is whiter than snow. Christmas tree lights
hang from the fits by the door - and it's February.
The snow melts, the ice on the river breaks up - spring thaw. The
brown slush gives way to brown puddles. Sodden dirt emerges from
its long winter sleep. The clothes of the children are no longer white
when they get up from the ground. The ground is wet and brown. The
sky is grey and so is the river. lt starts to move sluggishlv. The season
of hope is upon us. i P. G. Loftus
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SIIUULD STUDENTS XYORK IN THIS SUMMER?
AN UPINION FROM 9A
One of the major questions, perhaps problems, confronting society
today: should students work in the summer? My mission is to find some
answers to this puzzling issue.
In the solution of a problem of this nature, we must obtain certain
specifics about it. If you Want to take the word student in its general
meaning, it means any person of any age going to any institution and
being taught by qualified teachers. The age differential could range any-
where between 5 and 50, and more in some extraordinary cases. But let
us assume people in junior high, in more detail in senior high. Those in
colleges should be especially concerned.
Now that we have established what levels of a student body we are
talking about, let's discuss. each category of the above mentioned. Get
this clear: I do not think it absolutely essential for a person of junior
high age Qusually 14 or 155 to try to find an occupation in the summer
vacation. If he desires it, his summer can be hot and lazy. But I will
say this: a young person who does get a job in the holidays is laying a solid
foundation from which he will get experience, probably dealing with
people and likely with money matters.
The student in senior high is a bit different. During the summer
most of them have nothing to do. They never think of getting a job and
doing something useful or constructive. Consequently, breakage of the
law in these months is not infrequent, a good percentage of lawbreakers
being senior students. I think it is quite easy to draw a conclusion from
this. It is not utterly mandatory to get a job at this age, but, unless you
have something else that is really Worth while, your best summer will
be spent doing a task of some kind.
Finally, we come to the controversial and much talked about college
student. In most cases it is only fair on the part of the student to earn
some money to help pay for his tuition. If not working, what are they
going to do with their time: smoke, read poetry, have a baby?
They need experience in jobs at this point. Only in too short a time
they will be faced with the unenviable prospect of being completely
self-sufficient, paying taxes and all the rest of it which is politely called
the 'rat race'.
I sincerely hope that I have given you some outline on whether you
should get a job or not in the summer. In conclusion, then: let all your
summers be prosperous ones.
I. M. D. Smith
THE ASHBURIAN 29
Tl lli CROSSING
The water seemed cold, but the distance was not far. There were
only small waves on shore and all looked calm across the straits. ideal
conditions for the crossing. The two men waited in the woods for the
sun to go in, for this would lessen the chalice of being seen as they crossed
the wide expanse of beach.
The sun went in and a flock of birds honked overhead, giving them
Cover from being heard. It was time. The two raced across the sand,
but one tripped on a rock and gashed his leg. The seconds crawled by
as he staggered up and made it to the water without being seen.
The two began swimming across the straits, but the leg of the first
was bleeding rapidly. The cold water and the loss of blood were numb-
ing it, soon rendering it useless for swimming. They were not halfway
across and already their progress had almost stopped as the wounded
man strained to keep swimming. The current was taking them steadily
downstream, and the slightest swell was making breathing difficult. The
bleeding man sputtered and coughed, then sank. The other man swam
towards him, but the first came up. He was seeing double and found it
hard to concentrate. Another wave went over him and he went down
again, his lungs filling with water. Panic struck him as everything
started swimming around in his head. A fantastic kaleidoscope was FLIFI1-
ing around in his eyes with a rainbow of colours spiralling outwards.
The colours began spinning out of control and he felt them crushing in
on him. He felt death creeping over him, first in his toes, then his feet,
then his ankles.
Suddenly the colours were shattered and death left him as his com-
panion pulled him out of the water. He gasped for air, and found it.
Some sense came back to him and he started swimming for shore again,
still panic-striken as he fought to keep up.
He was pulled under again, and the fantastic assortment of colours
came back. The crashing of the sea drilled into his ears, producing a
rasping, howling noise. In his terror he thrashed about and accidentally
gave a terrific blow to his would-be reseuer. The screaming sea was slic-
ing his mind to pieces. The colours turned, then spun, then pressed. then
charged, but finally peace came over him. He was not breathing, but
was at peace. He opened his eyes and saw a beautiful underwater world.
His companion swam toward him, but the dying man pushed him away
and glided back. The underwater world was too beautiful against the
background of changing colour to have it ruined.
He pushed him away again, and again. He felt death creeping up
him again, but did not mind. Death in this soft, graceful underwater
30 THE AsHBUR1AN
world was too peaceful to pass up. His legs were now useless, but he
was glad to die in this manner. His companion was at the surface for
breath as he sank away into the peaceful world of the dead. just before
he died he felt himself being carried away to some unknown paradise,
content in his death in this world of the peaceful.
His companion tried to drag the dead body to the surface, but failed.
The body was swept away downstream towards the sea, towards the
beautiful, peaceful world of the sea.
B. A. Boyd
LOVE IN THE SPRING
The four eyes looked longingly from the dark interior of the shelt-
er. It was a day of indescribable beauty that comes rarely on this planet.
The whole body was sleek and warm and tingling to move out into the
morning air. VVashed and clean the body stood firm with dignity and
pride on the cement floor. The shadow of apple blossoms touched its
heart and warmed it. It was spring: no more frigid mornings when
effort could hardly start it.
All the snow had gone: not a dirty speck of it touched its once
crusted body. VVarm rays replaced the coldness of the grey. Sprouts
of grass lay on the thick earth, a rug to play on. There were trees that
were not there in winter. Then came footsteps, and a shot of excitement
lashed its body. A door slammed, a key in -the switch, and a metallic
green, 1968 Thunderbird ran slowly out of the garage.
I. M. D. SNIITH
On a translation by R. Berger of Baudelairels IJHOMME ET LA
Water's a mirror, old man,
And not much good at that
VVithout the help of Blosius,
Ludofuicus, old man.
G!OSl.flg GPIPIH O fl ies
Thursday, june 12th, 1969
For the graduating students, their parents and friends
at 2:30 p.m.
Conducted by the School Chaplain
THE REV. H. GLYN JAMES, M.A., Dip.Theol.
ASHBURY COLLEGE CHAPEL
HYMN 427 - The School Hymn -- "He who would valiant be
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
THE LORD'S PRAYER
LESSON - The Headmaster
PRAYERS AND BENEDICTION
HYMN 469 - CPart 25 - "Lord dismiss us with thy blessing
PRIZE GIVING 3:15 p.m.
MALCOLM E. GRANT, Esq.,
Clzctirmcln of the Board of Gave
Captain Of the School
Dr. JAMES A. GIBSON, M.A., B.Litt., D.PhiI. fOxonI, LL.D.
Presic1'ent and Vice-Clzurzcellor of Brock University
MRS. J. A. GIBSON
THE CHARLES ROWLEY BOOTH
MRS. ARNE BLYBERG
THE ROBERT GERALD MOORE
MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR ENGLISH
THE GARY HORNING MEMORIAL SHIELD
FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING
MRS. EDITH MOORE
THE MEMORIAL PRIZES,
ATHLETIC TROPHIES AND SPECIAL AWARDS
presented by the Guest nj Hmmm'
DR. JAMES A. GIBSON
CLOSING REMARKS -- CHAI
The Cdllmiill of Sclvmf
The age of student revolt is with us. llowever, l am happy to rc-
port that for at least another year it has not reached Ashbury.
Some of you are perhaps wondering why! Well, in some measure
it is due to the hard work and diligence of the Prefects and Room Cap-
Possibly it may be attributed to the frequency of detentions or the
ever menacing presence of Stanley, a leather strap.
On the other hand. it could be chalked up solely to the occasional
Saturday night diversion in Ottawa's Twin City. But these are not the
This school differs from the main stream of education in North
America in so much as it can avoid the pitfalls which the large, imper-
sonal institutions tend to foster.
A community like Ashbury is rare on this continentg but its rarity
is the essence of its suceew, which we must endeavour to preserve with
Learning has as much to do with personalities as books. lt is the
opportunity for the interplay of these personalities in a small community
which makes this type of school invaluable. This was shown in particu-
lar this year by the sudden death of one of my classmates, Gary llorning.
The sympathy expressed by all of the students, not only by the full
attendance at the funeral, but by the shock and disbelief expressed in
each face for some time after the event, indicate that this school is more
than a mere place for gaining knowledge.
This school has always insisted on the observance of certain stan-
dards and values. Here we would like to thank those who have helped
us to become aware of what we are.
Unquestionably, therefore. we owe our gratitude to the l leadmastcr
and his Staff for serving us well in this respect. Those of us who are
leaving do so, needless to say, with many memories.
lVe well remember the 8-8 tie in football against Bishops under the
guidance of the best football coach Ashbury has seen since Tiny Her-
mann. I am of course referring to Nlr. Bobby Simpson.
34 THE ASHBURIAN
XV e will remember cadets, even though some of us are trying des-
perately to forget.
I'm sure that we'll remember Ruddigore. All of us will certainly
remember the most extravagant graduation dance Ashbury has witnessed
in a long time. Some of you parents may remember it as well because of
the expense involved.
YVithout a doubt we will remember the security provided to the
property by Mr. Alexander's cannon on Inspection Day.
And we will remember details, the wakeup bells, breakfast bells,
class bells, lunch bells, dinner bells, and maybe even prep bells.
lYe will remember beans on VVednesday, and fish on Friday and
baloney on Saturday and especially Ted's Tuckshop, which enabled us
But I suppose in the end our geatest memories of Ashbury will be of
the lasting friendships founded.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the I-Ieadmaster, the
Assistant Headmaster and the Housemasters for giving me their support
in the performance of my duties. I should also like to thank the Prefects
for their untiring efforts in assisting me.
Finally, I want to leave you With a thought that has become of in-
creasing importance to me: we have been vested with the responsibility
of making a democratic society viable. To do so, it seems to me we must
not shrink from criticism and dissent on a rational level. XVe mLlSt re-
cognize problems and pursue with honesty and energy their solution.
Above all, we must make every effort to achieve an individuality, in a
world beset with institutions, attitudes and computers that continually
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36 THE ASHBURIAN
BILL HALIGHTON, Captain of School, Cadet Officer Commanding the
Corps, First Football for three years, Track and Field, Ski Squad.
McGill Cfor social sciencej.
ROBLRI' BIQRGER, President of Student Council, Chairman of jewish Stu-
dents, Cadet Officer Commanding the Colour Party, Co-chairman
of Dance Committee, Second Football and Second Hockey. Plays
the drums. Pro-bably to XVestern University.
KPiI'l'H D.-xwsoN, Lieutenant in Corps, First Hockey for four years, First
Soccer for two. Plays cricket. Also plays the drums. To a uni-
PHILIP LoF'rUs, Head of Connaught House, Cadet Officer Commanding
the Guard of Honour, Captain of Soccer and of Cricket. Acts and
writes. To McGill or VVestern.
Bois PAQUETTE, First Football. Curled for Ashbury for two years. To a
university for pharmacy.
PHIL PARKER, a drummer in the Corps. Captain of Curling for two years.
To Carleton for arts.
CHRIS SNIITH, Head of XVoollcombe House, Sergeant of the Guard, First
Football, First Hockey, Track Team. To Carleton or Ottawa.
LIAMES TYAs, Lieutenant in the Corps. Likes sport cars. Medicine at
Queen's, VVestern, or Toronto.
Rami-LI. B.LxRRIos, trumpet leader in the Corps, First Soccer. He has taken
part in Gilbert and Sullivan as designer and performer. Artistic
talent. To the Ontario College of Art.
NIKIK GRKJOAI, Quarter-Master Sergeant, First Soccer and Track Team.
Highly qualified as swimming instructor and Lifeguardsman. Curled
for Ashbury. Collects coins. To University of New Brunswick for
A'llCHAEI. Howss, Platoon Sergeant. Curled for Ashbury for two years.
To Ottawa University for an honours degree in arts.
BRIAN NIEECH, Corporal of the Guard, First Football. Plays the guitar
and paints. To Carleton.
Rolslms VAN, Drum Major. Curled for Ashbury. Interested in karate
and swimming. A gcographer. Carleton University.
P1Q'rr:R Ac, First Soccer. Sings. To a university.
FRI-Ill Bl.xL'x1.xNN, Co-captain First Soccer. Beginning in the under 12's
has played in every soccer, hockey. and cricket team. 'lio travel in
lfurope for at least a year.
BRUCE CI..fXRK, a bugler in the Corps, Track and Field and Swimming.
Played in Gilbert and Sullivan. To Carleton.
ALLAN AlAcooNAl.o, Corporal of the Guard, Room Captain. Second
Soccer. Special interest in photography. To Nlontreal.
Ros PA'1'I5RsoN, Lance-Corporal in the Corps, Room Captain, First Soccer,
Ski Team, First Cricket. Probably to Lakehead L'niversitv, though
would like eventually to enter the University of the lYest Indies.
AIICHAEL S'rRA'r'roN, in the Guard, First Football and Ski Team. To a
ANNUAL CFRENIONIAL INSPECTION
The Cadet Corps was inspected this year on Friday, 9 Xlay, by
Brigadier-General li. A. C. Amy, DSO, OBE, MC, CD. A steady down-
pour all day on Thursday had caused cancellation of the Dress Rehearsal
and it was therefore with some anxiety that we faced the big day.
Overcast skies and the threat of still more rain resulted in a rather
small turn-out of interested parents and friends. Those who did make
the effort, however, were rewarded with one of the best Inspections in
several years. The turn-out of the cadets was first-class and they rose to
the occasion in fine style. The Ceremonial part of the parade went off
without a hitch and the squad demonstrations that followed were all
carried out most competently.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the afternoon was a display of 18th
century Gun Drill with a cannon of around 1765 vintage. XYith good
technique and some sleight of hand the youngsters in the audience felt
they actually saw the cannon ball flying through the air before striking
the target. Awards for good service and proficiency were made as
Xlost Promising Recruit Cadet D. Nlorrison
Host Conscientious N.C.O. Cadet CSNI R. j. Chivers
Best Bandsman Band Sergeant A. ll. Fogel
Best Officer Cadet Captain j. C. R. Turton
C.O.'s Award Cadet Nlajor XY. l laughton
Best Platoon No. 2 Platoon. Cadet Lieutenant
nl. R. Xl. Tyas
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18th CENTURY TVVO-POUNDER
This cannon used for the gunnery display was found by a French ancestor
of mine on the Isle of Orleans near Quebec in 1763. Traces of the British broad
arrow appear before the touch-hole, indicating that it was made about 1750.
I procured a set of wheels and axle from an old freight wagon and with the
help of Went, Bowen, Elkin, Durrett, Ramsey, Barott, Foster and others made a
gun carriage, shaping and drilling two-inch oak.
Against the scepticism of Mr. Anderson, we proved that the cannon could
fire safely a bare two weeks before the inspection. Thanks to Loftus' excellent
historical research, the gun crew-Durrett, Went, Bowen, Keyes, Atchison-
developed a gun pattern on that used by the British Army around 1770.
A few notes on the drill may be of interest.
"Prepare your pieeen - gun crew takes out barrel plug, places water bucket
on ground, removes ramrod from carriage rack, and generally takes up firing
"Charge your piece!" -- the powder charge is placed within the muzzle.
"Ramrod home!" - the charge is rammed home.
"VVads,, -greased linen wads are placed within the muzzle, rammed down
against the powder charge. These contain the explosion until it builds up sufficient
thrust, as well as hold the cannon ball in place.
"Ramrod home" -the wads are rammed into position.
"Ball " - the ball carrier places the two-pound ball within the muzzle.
"Ramrod home!" - the charge is rammed home.
"Prime your piece" - the gunner takes a long, thin, sharp spike and drives it
down the touch hole to penetrate the bag of powder. Removing the spike, he then
fills the touch hole with priming powder.
"Prepare to fire!" -the gunner lights his match.
"Touch fire!" - the gunner touches his match to the loose powder filling the
touch hole, and the gun fires.
"Sponges home!" - the ranimer soaks his sponge, pushes it down the barrel
and draws it OLII, extinguishing any live sparks which might ignite the next charge
of powder being rammed home.
The only problem that remained to be solved was the explosion of the field
charges and target in time with the cannon explosions. Thanks to Mr. Egan's pain-
ful experiments, M r. Byford's suggestions, Mr. Anderson's twelve-volt car battery,
Mr. Somerville's Zippo lighter, and a plentiful supply of wire, boxes, paint, and
powder, firing was a success. The first ball fell behind the target, the second a
little short, the third, of course, demolished the target.
P. A. A.
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Ashbury and lilmwood students and staff joined on 2 and 3 .Nlav to
present the third in a series of productions of Ciilbert and Sullivan oper-
CIHIS. ln the past two years the universal favourites Trial by Iurtv and
H..ll.S. Pivmfore were presented to enthusiastic audiences. llut this year
the more challenging and less well-known Rzlddigore was chosen. Two
performances were given at lflmwood, where the small stage miracu-
lously accommodated a cast of -I-3, to the great delight of packed
audiences made up of enthusiastic schoolmates, parents, teachers and
friends of both schools.
Ruddigare is vintage Gilbert and Sullivan, with the usual mixture of
orphans, masquerades, pining maidens and threatened lovers. The
chorus of bridesmaids was effectively handled by a bevy of beautiful
girls from Elmwood, while Ashbury provided an extraordinary collec-
tion of Bucks and Blades!
Dawn Harwood-jones as Rose Nlaybud, the etiquette-conscious
heroine, performed with a sure ease and grace which captivated the
audiences. She played with just the right note of sincerity. jon Mac-
donald as the love-lorn hero posing as a simple peasant to escape his
heritage of horror was properly boyish, believable and charming.
Special mention should be made of Cathy Maclaren's portrayal of
Mad Margaret. She carried the role of the discarded sweetheart of the
Lord of Ruddigore with a surety that gripped the audience, going from
madness to comedy with truly professional ease.
Capable performances were also given by janet Hughson as Dame
Hannah, Dell Hallett as Richard Dauntless and Norman .Nlacdonnell as
Sir Despard Murgatroyd.
The first act set was executed with skill and imagination by Rafael
Barrios and Brian Nleech. This brilliant and sunny waterfront Cwhere
one could almost smell the sea breezesll was replaced for the second act
by a brooding hall in Ruddigore Castle, dominated by the nine family
portraits Qlooking uncannily like members of the Ashbury staffl painted
with effective skill by the versatile Dawn Harwood-jones.
Gasps of delight greeted the transformation scene when the family
portraits became real people, in a properly chilling atmosphere. The
impressive lighting effects were capably handled by Mr. Tony Iifgan and
Mr. Geoffrey Thomson Cdirectorj and Mrs. Lorna Harwood-jones
Cassistant director and accompanisty have set a fine standard of produc-
tion, and are to be congratulated on the over-all excellence achieved. as
well as the courage to undertake a work that involves such large numbers
of students. The performances both nights flowed in a seemingly effort-
less manner and maintained a pace which held the attention of the audi-
ences throughout. Tf. B. P-
Photographs backstage and on stage follow lby H. S. XX'ent and A. FJ
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CONFIRMATION CLASS- 8 MARCH, 1969
Back Row: I. E. Carrigan, I. H. Smith, D. M. Stewart, C. M. joyce, R. M. Trites,
M. L. W. Barnes.
Third R0-'wz S. H. james, R. H. Babbitt, S. G. Comis, S. D. Harcourt, P. P. Hogarth,
C. P. Fabricius.
Second Rofw: C. E. S. Barnes, Rt. Rev. E. S. Reed, Rev. H. G. james.
Front Row: C. M. Taylor, R. S. VValker, R. P. M. Braden, j. D. Maclaren,
M. C. Rowlinson.
Oct. 19 Wedding: james Tucker and Barbara Seney.
Oct. 20 Harvest Thanksgiving:
Preacher - The Rev. john Hilton CLIniversity of Ottawaj
Collection to the U. of O. Viet Nam Orphans Committee
Foodstuffs to the Salvation Army Men's Hostel
Oct. 27 Old Boys' Service, including the Baptism of Richard, son
of Stuart and Sheila Chandler
Nov. 17 Remembrance Service:
Preacher - The Headmaster
Collection to the Eastview Poppy Fund
Dec. I5 f'l6 Carols bv Candlelight:
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Parents on Sunday, boys on Monday
Collections to the Ashbury Social Service Scheme
Mar. 8 Confirmation:
Conducted by The Rt. Rev. Ifrnest S. Reed, Bishop of
1 7 candidates - 9 junior, 8 senior
May -I C.C.F. Parade to St. Bartholomexv's C iurchz
Service conducted bv the Rev. james Barnett
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THE CHAPLAIN AND SERVERS
Back R0-w: I.. S. Smith, N. C. Macdonnell, G. Macdonald.
I"r0r1t R0-uw A. A. Luciani, The Rev. H. G. james, C. li. S. Barnes.
Fall Term: 8.20 a.m.. Holy Communiong 11.00 a.m., Klorning Prayer.
Winter and Spring Terms: The service attended by all the boarders was
held at 7:15 p.m. and took the form of either Evening
Prayer or Holy Communion. In view of the poor atten-
dance in the Fall Term, voluntary communion services
were held only 3 or 4 times in each of these terms.
Weekdays: Readings Csome from outside the Biblej based on weekly
themes, with appropriate hymns and prayers as far as
Other Visiting Preachers
Dr. Stephen Penton OlcGill Universitylg The Rev. Allan Xleakin
COttawabg The Rev. Marshall Laverty fQueen's Universityjg The Rev.
XVilliam Belford CSt. james, Hullhg Dr. john Stewart CGeneral Hospital,
Other Charities Supported
The Primate's Nigeria Biafra Relief Fundg The Church Armyg
Canadian Cancer Societyg Canadian Red Cross Youth Fund.
Servers and Helpers
Ciur thanks to the Servers: Charles Barnes fHeadJ, Tony Luciani,
jon Macdonald. Norman Xlacdonnell. Llewellyn Smith. And to Airs.
Gwynne-Timothy for looking after robes, sanctuary furnishings and
altar lineng Mrs. james for altar flowers. H. G.
44 THE ASHBURIAN
CHRISTMAS SERVICE IN CHAPEL
Processional hymn: Once in royal David's city CGanntlettj
Bidding Prayer Cthe Chaplainj
First Lesson: God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of
woman shall bruise the serpent's head. Reader: a chorister CJ. D.
Carol: Adam lay ybounden CPete1' lVa1'1ockD
Hymn: Turn back, O Man, forswear thy foolish ways C Genefuan Psalter,
Second Lesson: God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall
all nations of the earth be blessed. Reader: a junior School monitor
CD. C. Patersonj
Psalm paraphrase: The Lord will come, and not be slow Carr. Henry G.
Third Lesson: Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet
lsaiah. Reader: An intermediate CL. S. Smithj
Carol: God rest you merry, Gentlemen C English traditionnlj
F onrth Lesson: The prophet Micah foresees the glory of little Bethlehem.
Reader: A room captain CR. Chiversj
Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem CEngIish ttaditioimlj
Fifth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Reader: Captain of School CVV. Haughtonj
Magnificat CGeo1'ge Dysonj
Sixth Lesson: St. Matthew tells of Christls holy birth. Reader: a parent
CLt. Comdr. G. VV. Babbittj
Carol: Angels from the realms of glory CF tench, att. Martin Shttfwj
Carol: Unto us a boy is born CI 5 th C., art. Geoffrey Shafwj
Seventh Lesson: The Shepherds go to the manger. Reader: the Master in
Charge of the Junior School
Carol: The Shepherds lay on the lonely hill CG. IV. 7117071150775
Hymn: NVhile Shepherds watch'd their flocks by night Cl592J
Eighth Lesson: The XVise Men are led by the star to jesus.
Reader: the Headmaster
Carol: The first Nowcll the angel did say CEnglish 17th 0.2
Ninth Lesson: St. john unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation.
Reader: the Chairman of the Board of Governors
Hymn: O come, all ye Faithful Cflnon., fonnd in .IIS about 17455
Versicle and Response, followed by the Collect for Christmas Day Cthe
Blessing Cthe Chaplainj
Recessional Hymn: Hark the herald angels sing
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livery morning at 8.40. Tuesday to Friday, the I3 -Iewish bovs assem-
ble in Room lf Cusually the French classroom! for their own short
services. Everyone in turn takes a special part in the service, as leader or
by looking after the books and other things we use at prayer. The duties
last for a week at a time, and are arranged by myself as chairman.
Our own chaplain, Rabbi Eckstein, comes daily to help and lead us.
He often gives us honours at the downtown Synagogue on Saturday
mornings. On great holidays he leads us in song and distributes gifts,
helping us to celebrate the occasion in whatever way we can. T
We are grateful to our chaplain for his care and attention to us. and
to the Headmaster for giving us the opportunity to maintain our sense
of 'jewishnessl R. Berger
XYOOLLCONIBE HOUSE NOTES
TYoollcombe House saw the arrival this year of a new Housemaster
in the person of Xlr. J. A. Glover, who cameito Ashbury from Taunton
School in England. The Prefects were Chris Smith CHead of House?
and Robert Paquette, the Room Captains were Pat Barott, Glen Cairns.
Robert Paterson and Charles Perlman.
Alany boys of TYoollcombe House were active members of School
teams, and a few were outstanding in this field. Chris Smith won the
Lee Snelling Trophy for the most valuable player in First Football, while
Pat Barott was awarded the Tiny Hermann Trophy for the most im-
proved player. Top skiing honours went to Glen Cairns, who took the
Evan Gill Trophy for the most valuable member of the first team, and to
Rob Paterson, who received the Coristine Cup as the best cross-country
skier. Rob Paterson also won the Anderson Trophy for the INOSI valu-
able member of First Soccer.
The following members of TYoollcombe played on School teams:
lst Football - Pat Barott, Greg Bowen, Bob Lovell, Brian Aleech,
Charles Perlman, jay Ronalds, Chris Smith, Doug Vingoe, Sydney
NYilansky, 2nd Football- Bill Dalley, Peter McNally, Lenny Rosenhek,
David Siversky, Nlark Smith, lst Soccer - Fred Blaumann, Glen Cairns.
Chris Harrison. Charles Alaclaren, Robert Paterson, lst Hockey - Pat
Barott, Fred Blaumann, jay Ronalds, Chris Smith, Znd Hockey - Peter
McNally, Alark Smith, Curling Team - Robert Elkin, Robert Paquette,
lst Ski Team - Glen Cairns, jimmy Cuttle, Bill Dalley, Rob Paterson,
Track Team - Chris Smith, Ronalds, Mark Smith, lst Cricket - Fred
Blaumann, Chris Harrison, Dev Nundy, Rob Paterson.
Several members of the House took part in the Ashbury-Elmwood
production of Ruddigorez Sydney TYilansky played Old Adam. while
Hr. Thomzon and New House
Mr. Glover and Wbollcombe House
THE ASHBURIAN 47
Greg Davies, Mark joyce, Bob Lovell and David Stewart were members
of the chorus. Pat Barott did valuable work with the lighting.
As we go to press we look forward to the l louse Dinner to be held
at the Savoy Hotel on 11 june.
P. C. S.x11'm
As Housemaster I should like to thank Chris Smith for the conscien-
tious and effective manner in which he has performed the office of Head
of House, my thanks also to Bob Paquette and the Room Captains for
their services to the House. I should like also to take this opportunity of
congratulating those members of lYoollcombe who have distinguished
themselves in various fields.
J. A. G.
NEW' HOUSE NOTES
For the second time in its two-year history New House has had a
spectacular year under the guiding influence of Mr. Thomson, with
Charlie Barnes as Head of House, Martin Connell as Ind ly C, and Steven
Budovitch, Rick Chivers, Bruce Goldie and Allan Macdonald as Room
As the first term settled down, so did we Cafter a fashion! J. Charlie
Barnes, Rafael Barrios, Dell Hallett and Stephen M'ent represented us on
the lst Soccer Team, and Steven Budovitch, Rick Chivers, Richard
Glickman, Dave Ku, Mike Stratton and Al Myers Cas manager? on the
lst Football Team. The 2nd Soccer Team contained Mike Barnes, Rob
Halupka, Richard Bennett, Tony and Ricky Luciani and Norman
Macdonnell, while the Znd Football Team fared a little better with Bill
Pike, Doug Aboud, Bruce Goldie, Tim Drummond, jeff Graham,
Gerard XVilson, Lew Smith, Sandy Stiles, Steve Macdonald and Bob
Kenny showing their prowess on the line.
The Fall Term Cincluding the examinationslj passed quickly, and
we returned after Christmas ready to face the challenges of the M'inter
Term. Doug Aboud, Rick Chivers, Al Myers and Dell Hallett played
on the lst Hockey Team, while the 2nd Team was lucky to have Richard
Bennett, Jeff Graham, Bill Pike, Sandy Smallwood and Gerard VVilson.
Cn other ice, Roger Ramsay and Steve Budovitch played on the 2nd
Curling Team, while Bruce Goldie and Mike Stratton were pillars of the
As regards House games, it was only by a narrow margin that we
were defeated in the finals - probably due to having the House Captain
45' THE ASHBURIAN
Sports in the Spring Term showed some promise, with Charlie
Barnes, Rick Chivers and Sandy Stiles on the Cricket Team, and Robert
Berkovich, Bruce Clark Cour red-headed late-comerj, Richard Glickman,
Bob Kenny, Dell Hallett, Mike Barnes, Tony and Ricky Luciani gaining
glory Cin varying degreeslj on the Track Team.
In the production of Ruddigore we fared well, with Dell Hallet
CRichard Dauntlessl and Norman Macdonnell CSir Despard Murga-
troydj playing lead parts - backed, vocally, by Rafael Barrios Cwho also
painted the first act sceneryl, Bruce Clark, Dave Ku and Martin Connell.
VVe also donated various backstage helpers-and our Housemaster as
Director and Head Ghost!
Also in the Spring Term came serious CPD cadets. Bandsmen Barrios,
Clark, Glickman and Ku aided the musical portion of the proceedings,
while Martin Connell, Dell Hallett, Allan Macdonald, Norman Mac-
donnell and Mike Stratton graced the Guard of Honour. Un Inspection
Day our only two officers did well, with VV.O.2 R. Chivers winning the
best N.C.O. award and Lt. C. Barnes, IIC No. 2 Platoon, coming through
with the trophy for the best platoon. These two, together with Tony
Luciani, later represented us in the gym display.
The House has also contributed to the work of the Chapel. Servers
included Charlie Barnes, Tony Luciani, Norman Macdonnell and Lew
Smith, while Doug Aboud, Dell Hallett and Dave Ku were stalwarts of
Our contributions to the majority of events in the school year have
now been mentioned, but there are numerous other activities in everyday
life into which each of us has entered with varying enthusiasm fserving
tables, for instancej which helped for hinderedj to some degree in
making New House what it was this year. It is what happened this
year which will determine the future of the house throughout its next
three terms. VVe now look forward to our final fling of this year - our
House Dinner at the Skyline Hotel.
C. E. S. BARNES
As Housemaster of New House, I would like to add a footnote to
Charlie Barnes' notes. I am immensely proud of the many and varied
contributions which nearly everyone in the House has made to the life of
Ashbury this year, it is particularly gratifying to see the same names
mentioned in so many vastly differing activities. And no housemaster
could wish for a friendlier and more co-operative crowd, or a keencr and
more loyal House Captain. My thanks to him, and to all of you, for a
memorable and happy year.
G. XV. T.
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Despite the scepticism of some of the senior boys all of the dances
held during the PLISI year were successful both socially and financially.
The first term marked a new idea in dances for us. The two dances held
in the fall term fone a semi-formal at Christmasl were joint efforts with
Elmwood, this was true for the one dance held at lilmwood as well. In
the second term a discothetjue was held and it was well attended and
very enjoyable. During the spring term our Formal was to be held, but
before our "Annual Dance" we had a smaller dance and it was perhaps
the best attended of all our dances. Some of the groups we hired were:
"The Censored", "The Renaissance", "Cellophane Dream", and "The
To close out the year we held our Formal on 9 Nlay at the lil Xlirador
Motor Hotel. The entertainment was provided by L'The Eaton Show-
band" and the whole affair was a resounding success. Some of the mas-
ters were in fine form that evening.
Vl'e want to thank those who helped in the setting up of the dances
and those who in the last term went out and made money towards the
Formal. They did so through several "hockey lotteries". We also thank
those who drew decorations and ads for us. "They" were really one
person, "Raphael Barriosw.
1968-69 was a very successful year and our only regret was the
apathy of some of the older students, from whom we had expected un-
qualified support and maybe even a little help. lf next year's committee
can overcome this indifference, 1969-70 should be a great year for dances
at Ashbury. We avoided using last year's profits and those together
with the money we made this year should keep next year's committee on
a firm financial basis.
Co-chairman - KEI'I'H D.-xwsox, ROBER'l' BERGIQR
Other Members -jul Tvas, BILL HAL'oH'roN.
SENIOR LIBRARY NOTES
Following last year's initial success, the library has continued to
enjoy the support of manv students, for relaxation, and the more serious
business of study.
Donations of some fine books are being received and, undoubtedly.
consideration will soon be given to expanding the shelves.
The addition of a newspaper and magazine rack has proved ex-
tremely beneficial in maintaining a neater appearance. as the library was
beginning to suffer from a surfeit of magazines, from which few were
50 THE ASHBURIAN
Sydney XYilansky takes charge of the hi-fi equipment on VVednesday
evenings for those wishing to play records or tapes, and I take this op-
portunity to thank him for very loyal help throughout the year.
The library Hnes have been used to buy twelve book supports, these
are colourful and a great aid in preventing books from toppling.
It would be appreciated if the few who do not return books on the
required date would make a special effort next year.
A very popular innovation this year has been the monthly appear-
ance of the Bookmobile. This has taken the place of the Campus book
club, and was an immediate success since there is such a wide variety of
books from which to choose.
It is once again my pleasure to extend sincere and grateful thanks to
the following for their generous support of the library.
Mrs. P. H. Davies
Dr. G. Hooper
Cdr. C. H. Little
R. XV. Southam, Esq.
Senor Joaquin Villasana Y Alonso
XV. R. VVilson, Esq.
The Embassy of Finland
"Reach for the Topn Contestants
P. G. Loftus
N. C. Macdonnell
Lastly, my warm thanks to the librarians for their aid in helping
to keep the library running smoothly.
R. Bennett S. VVilansky D. Dollin
G. XVilson D. Vingoe Macdonald
The Students' Council was organized again this year, but met with
only limited success because of lack of support from the student body.
The members were: Grade 13, R. Berger, President, M. Howes, Vice-
president, 12, M. Stratton, G. Cairns, llA, C. Harrison, llB, Turton,
IUA, B. Boyd, Secretary-Treasurer, IOB, G. lYilson, 9A, M. Joyce, 9B,
THE ASHBURIAN il
The first item of concern for the Students' Council was to draw
up a badly-needed constitution. After lengthv debate and special con-
stitutional meetings this was finallv done.
Questions and suggestions from the student body were twice collec-
ted and ofhcially presented to the Headmaster. once at a special council
meeting and once by the President. These suggestions were taken into
consideration and the Headmaster's replies were well received.
In the winter term a Ball-Hockey Tournament and a Pool Tourna-
ment were set up by the Students' Council. The former was a great
success with the games being played on outdoor and indoor ice in the
second week of March. 9A was the Middle-School champion and IIA
was the Upper-School champion. However, there was a great lack of
support for the Pool Tournament, and it had to be cancelled.
B. A. Bovn
The annual Public Speaking Contest was held in Argyle Hall on 29
May before a voluntary audience of about 50 boys and members of staff.
New departures this year were the invitation of outside judges - Colonel
E. T. Munro, The Reverend Eugene Green, and Air. Hector Ewing fa
former winner of the Ashbury Public Speaking Prizej - and the intro-
duction of Intermediate and Senior Divisions with a prize for each. All
but one of the competitors succeeded in limiting their speeches to the
prescribed period of five minutes, and freedom of choice resulted in a
wide variety of subjects.
Heaney C9BJ: Problems of over-population.
joyce C9AJ: The City of Washington.
Stirling QIOAD: Methods of IVarfare.
de Dardel C1 IAQ: The Diplomatic Corps.
Harrison CIIAJ: Boarding-School Life in England and Canada.
Niacdonnell C1291 Recognition of Communist China.
Berger 1131: In praise of Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
The Ross McMaster Prize for the Intermediate Division was won
by Heaney, and the Gary Horning Memorial Shield for the Senior Divi-
sion was won by de Dardel.
H. G. 1.
if THE ASHBURIAN
The club continued this year under the direction of Mr. Byford.
Members included Martin, Schofield, Hope, Nlclieown, at least one
Smith, VVinterton, and myself as secretary.
Martin spent his time at the sink in the qualitative analysis of tap
water. Much time was spent in boiling away gallons and gallons of
water in order to obtain the necessary concentration. The presence of
iron and sulphates was detected through various, intriguing tests. Flame
detected sodium and calcium. A spectrophotometric analysis detected
nitrates and organic matter.
XVhitwill's first experiment was the catalytic oxidation of ammonia.
This was carried one step further. VVhitwill decided to analyse the solu-
tion remaining in the flask by testing for nitrates. After having first
practised the brown ring test for nitrates on different nitrate solutions,
XYhitwill went on to test for the presence of nitrates in the ammonium
XVinterton performed various sugar experiments. To start with he
heated table sugar to about 215 degrees, at which temperature it began
to decompose, resulting in a substance called caramel. Later, by heating
ordinary table sugar, a mixture of various disaccharides with dilute
hydrochloric acid, XVinterton formed simpler monosaccharides, collec-
tively known as invert sugars. A similar process takes place within the
human digestive system, as the body cannot directly digest the complex
disaccarides it has first to break them down into simpler monosaccharides
using enzymes such as lactose and sucrose produced by the pancreas.
S. T. Vlfhitwill
NITROGEN FIXATION: A FUNDAMENTAL PROCESS
Canada is fortunate with so many raw materials for the chemical
industry as well as water and electric power. Air, water and electric
power are all required to produce a line of nitrogen compounds. Nitric
acid is an especially important nitrogen compound for the chemical
manufacturing industries, being used to make explosives, fertilizers, some
plastics, dyes, drugs and photographic films. Of course Canada's primary
industries such as mining and lumbering make extensive use of many
types of explosives, and the transportation industries require explosives
to open up difficult terrain.
To make nitric acid, one starts with ammonia. The economical
manufacture of ammonia requires cheap electric power. The Halufr
process combines nitrogen, obtained by the fractional distillation of
liquid air, and hydrogen usually obtained from the electrolysis of brine.
The mixture of the two gases under high pressure is passed through
steel tubes electrically heated. The ammonia gas produced is removed
either by liquefaction or absorption in water.
THE ASIIISURIAX i
Much of the nitric acid used in industry is made from ammonia gas
by the Ort-u'.1ld process. The ammonia is oxidized by the oxygen of air
to nitric oxide by passing a mixture of ammonia and air through an
aluminum chamber across which is stretched a fine platinum gauze. To
start the reaction, the gauze is heated electrically to a temperature rang-
ing from 700tC to 9U0'C. The nitric acid formed is then oxidized hy
the oxygen in the air to nitrogen dioxide and this gas is then dissolved
in a water spray to form nitric acid.
"Fixing" or combining nitrogen with other elements was a major
accomplishment of the early chemical industry. Two atoms of nitrogen
are so firmly bound to form molecular nitrogen that at low temperature
they do not separate to form union with other atoms. However, elec-
trically heated to high temperatures, nitrogen becomes very active and
forms many compounds.
In the Science Club, l conducted two experiments on nitrogen fix-
ation, which were simplified demonstrations of the production of nitric
acid from ammonia.
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I K j NYDROXIDE
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In this experiment an attempt is made to burn ammonia in air. No
reaction occurs. Combustion can take place if the oxygen concentration
is increased from the 2132, of air to pure oxygen. Since more oxygen
molecules are in contact with ammonia, a flame can be produced by
either a jet of ammonia in an oxygen atmosphere or a jet of oxygen in an
Since the use of pure oxygen would not be economic commercially.
the second experiment demonstrates the fundamentals of the Ort-uurld
process, whereby a catalyst enables the reaction to proceed using the
oxygen content present in air. A piece of hot platinum coil was sus-
pended from a copper wire and then was inserted into a flask containing
ammonia hydroxide. After the ammonia gas had been used up. a blue
colour was noted on the surface of the copper wire. This is copper nit-
rate whlch indicated that nitric acid was present. C. A. SCHDHUID
S4 THE ASI-IBURIAN
FIRST FOOTBALL TEAM
Winners of the "G.P." Cup
Buffs Row: H. j. Ronalds, D. Y. Ku, S. M. Wilansky, G. S. Bowen, D. Durrett, B. H.
Weiner, P. A. Hamilton, G. R. Crain, Esq.
Middle Row: W. A. joyce, Esq., R. A. Paquette, W. H. Haughton, B. Meech, R. B.
Lovell, R. V. Glickrnan, J. D. Vingoe, G. F. McCarney, A. W. T. Myers, R. L.
From Row: G. Horning, A. Fogel, C. L. Perlman, S. B. Budoviteih, R. J. Chivers,
Co-Capt., M. C. Stratton, Co-Capt., P. W. Barott, P. C. Smith, R. Pigden.
Absent: J. C. R. Turton.
Under new head coach Bobby Simpson, Ashbury's football team
posted a winning record of four wins, two losses, and a tie for the season.
After two weeks of daily practice they played their first game at
home, and easily handled Selwyn House, 47-0, as Rick Chivers enjoyed
his best game of the season, scoring five touchdowns.
90 percent of the players played both ways in a heavily contested
and hard game against Stanstead, who won 39-I l. The score does not
indicate the aggressive play of Ashbury, whose loss here can be put
down to mental errors.
On a dusty field in Montreal, Ashbury played a return match against
Selwyn House, and again shut them out by a score of I9-0.
The game against Osgoode was contested without official referees,
the Second Team coach, Nlr. Penton, assistant First Team coach jeff
Crain, and the Osgoode coach stepping in to officiate at the game, which
Ashbury lost 26-6.
THE ASIIBURIAN ii
Against Ottawa University lligh School's intermediate team Ash-
bury won easily, 27-6.
The game which shortly followed was the annual Old Boys' game,
which ended at the final play with all players on the field. 'Ashbury
again recorded a win, 15-6.
Culminating the season was the much anticipated game against
Bishop's for which the team had worked hard for two weeks. ln the first
half Rick Chivers plunged for Ashbury's only touchdown. Ashbury
held Bishop's by one lone point until late in the fourth quarter, when
Bishops scored to take an 8-7 lead.
Hath less than two minutes to go, quarterback Chris Smith engin-
eered a drive close enough into the Bishop's end of the field, whereby
Chris was able to punt for a single point, ending the game in an 8-8 tie.
The following week, coach Bobby Simpson visited the school for
one last meeting with the team. Here he singled out players who, he
felt, had done most for the team.
Players specially mentioned were Rick Chivers, Mike Stratton,
Steve Budoviteh, Chris Smith, and Art Fogel. The player most appre-
ciated and recognised for his 100 percent effort in every game was Pat
The First Team was captained by Rick Chivers and Alike Stratton,
and managed by Al Myers and Bob Paquette.
R. A. PAQl.'F'l"l'R
Although the season produced, perhaps, another rather dubious
record on paper, this does not reflect the enthusiasm and spirit which
the team held throughout the season. The beating it suffered at the
hands of Stanstead had the effect of creating, surprisingly, only a mom-
entary setback. All the players are to be given full credit for bouncing
back from this defeat as though unscathed.
The remainder of the season was an uphill battle, concluding with
an outstanding performance against Bishops Going into the game.
Bishop's were easily 30-point favourites, and although the final score was
Bishop's, 6, Ashbury, O, well over half the offensive play was controlled
by Ashbury, who failed to score from Bishop's five-yard line twice.
This can probably be put down to the fact that,Ashbury were not
used to being inside the opposition's 25-yard line, the inexperience lead-
ing to some anxiety and confusion on the part of both players and coaches.
Doug Aboud, Dave Beattie, Bruce Kayes, Murray Lee, Bruce Goldie.
and jim Beqaj played two ways the whole game against the Bishops
56 THE ASHBURIAN
SECOND FOOTBALL TEAM
Back Row: T. G. Martin, A. J. Stiles, R. A. Anapolsky, B. F. Burke, j. R. Ellis,
L. Rosenhek, D. M. Heaney, R. B. Kayes, P. G. Parker, Coach.
Middle Row: M. I-I. Penton, Esq., M. l. D. Smith, T. L. Drummond, P. C. Don,
M. A. Lee, D. J. Morrison, W. S. Dalley, D. E. Aboud, D. VV. Beattie, S. R.
Macdonald, D. J. Siversky, K. D. Niles, Esq.
From Row: P. N. Ballinger, R. M. Kenny, D. M. YV. Stewart, j. K. Beqai, P. C.
McNally, M. P. Kelly, Co-Capt., P. S. Graham, Co-Capt., A. Kufsky, M. I. L.
Robertson, L. S. Smith, R. B. Goldie.
The quarterbacking of Mike Kelly and the strong running of Paul
Don supplemented the line play, and the result was a well-rounded,
powerful offence. The game is, or should be, played for enjoyment,
and the spirit exhibited during the Bishop's game was indicative of the
splendid attitude the players always adopted, despite the discouraging
losses incurred. XVe hope that this approach will serve as the norm for
M. H. P.
This year saw a small nucleus of last year's team backing a few gradu-
ates from the Second Team and a few willing newcomers. The final
record showed exactly 50 percent, but does not indicate the depths to
which the team sank whilst playing a losing game, or the heights to which
they rose when, for example, they beat Bishop's, 2-1.
The greatest fault was that of 'standing around', observing instead
of participating in the game, which no amount of admonition or coercion
could, in a given game. alter. Maybe this attitude had its roots in the
first game, when an inept lffastview lfleven was defeated ll-0: it gave
FIRST SOCCER TEAM
Back Row: A. Egan, Esq., H. S. VVent, D. R. Hallett, C. H. Xlaclaren, K. B. Kennedy,
R. I. Gaskell, C. H. Harrison, G. R. Cairns, XV. A. -loyce, Ilsq.
Front R0-7.3: R. Barrios, A., VV. K. L. Dawson, R. j. Paterson, A. Blaumann, C., Vice-
Capt., P. G. Loftus, Capt., R. M. Carlton, C. S. Barnes, j. G. Xlacdonald.
the team an uniustifiably high opinion of itself. Abysmal defeats were
suffered at the hands of Sir lYilfrid Laurier, Hillcrest, and Ridgemont,
whilst narrow victories were recorded over Rideau and Gloucester.
Lisgar, the eventual city champions, came to Ashbury with a glow-
ing record and the ensuing game brought out the best performance by a
touring team in the league. Lisgar won 2-0. Again, in the Bishop's game
Ashbury overcame the handicap of an injured goalkeeper and, to begin
with, a 1-0 deficit before ending the season on an encouraging note:
'Chris, Now, NOW"-Harrison's solo, equalising goal is particularly
As far as individuals go, several deserve mention for better or worse.
Rob Paterson proved the most consistent and competent player on the
team: his skill never decreasing and his ccool' never lost. Rick fthe
farmerl Carlton proved himself a consistent and stalwart defender, and
made up for many another person's mistake. Philip Loftus at first as-
sumed that a captain's job was all show and little duty, and his game
suffered accordingly. Latterly he acquired a nicer balance.
Charlie Barnes took over the unenviable Ofoalkee er's 'ob with
l D 0 Al I
excellent grace and enthusiasm, and clearly proved his worth. Chris
Harrison's extroversion could not iermit of his stavinv in Goal, and his
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presence in the forward line was much appreciated, even though he
ruined the coach's vocal chords.
Fred Blaumann really could go from one extreme to the other. Glen
Cairns showed unhealthy enthusiasm at times. Then Keith Dawson.
who, if he could only run half as fast as he skates ..., Keltie Kennedy.
who gets IC for effort every game, and Charlie Klaclaren, who only
really learns how to hustle in the last game of the season . . .
Not a bad bunch, really. H A. E.
95' THE ASHBURIAN
SECOND SOCCER TEAM
Hack Rout de Dardel, XI. L. VV. Barnes, R. Xl. Trites, N. C. Klacdonnell, G.
Xlaedonald, C. H. Klaclaren, N. E. Nlacleod, R. Parker, Esq.
Middle Ro-ug: D. T. Yaxley, D. R. Hallett, R. H. D. Halupka, R. L. Bennett, Capt.,
B. A. Boyd, A. A. Luciani.
Front Row: R. G. Luciani, K. VV. Campbell, S. H. james.
This has been a promising year for the Second Team. Our new
coach Olr. Parkerj has taken a good look at the players, and there is
evidence of an improved team next year.
Our team is a young one and most of the plavers are small, but
potentially fairly ahle. Occasionally, a few hoys from the Odd Squad
League played with us and even helped us.
XYC record this year's results: four wins Cover St. Georges, Confed-
eration, XYoodroffe, St. Georges againj seven losses Cto llillcrest.
Sedhergh, Stanstead, Ridgemont, Nlerivale, Ottawa Technical, Scdhergh
againl and two tics fxvith Champlain, Bishop's.l
R. L. BlTNNli'l'li
THE ASHBURIAN S9
ODD SQUAD AND SOCCICR I.lCACiL'l',
This Autumn term we had the novel situation at school in that
there were far too many boys trying out for too few soccer and football
teams. XYhen the suitable few were chosen, the odds and ends Cat first
a small group, which quickly grewj were formed into a soccer league.
Of three loose teams games were played each sports afternoon on a
rotation basis, with the odd team out indulging in some other activity.
Basically the teams had a few strong members, and were captained
by Berger, Connell, and Goldie. But it was found, as time went by, that
absentees from playing teams were replaced by boys from the odd team
out. Quite often, teams would number fifteen or more strong for weakj
as team captains traded members back and forth.
Eventually, a challenge arrived from the Second Team, and a soccer
league team was formed to play them, and modestly . . . won. Frustrat-
ed, the Second Team challenged us to a return match. We won again.
Mr. Anderson then arranged a match against Sedbergh. The soccer
league team was carefully selected, and included one or two players from
the First and Second Teams who had not yet seen much action in
matches. Preparatory practices were held with First Soccer Team play-
ers like Blaumann and Paterson helping in the last-minute training.
Sedbergh came down and gave us a good game. We played hard
and, in spite of our lack of formal training, very well. Sedbergh beat us
but spectators agreed that the win was more by luck than our lack of
skill and effort.
NYith the end of the football and soccer season, and preparations for
hockey, skiing, and other winter sports in sight, the Odd Squad Soccer
League disintegrated after a satisfying term.
P. A. A.
60 THE ASHBURIAN
FIRST HOCKEY TEAM
Back R0-w: VV. A. joyce, Esq., D. E. Almond, G. F. McCarney, D. B. Dollin, D.
Morrison, NI. P. Kelly, H. j. Ronalds, R. 1. Chivers, P. VV. Barott.
From Rauf: P. C. Smith, j. G. Nlacdonald, XV. K. L. Dawson, Capt., A. E. Fogel,
D. R. Hallett, Vice-Capt., A. M. Blaumann, C., A. VV. T. Myers.
Absent: john Lee, Esq., Coach.
First Hockey this year suffered in their season for two main reasons.
In the first place they were missing six regulars from last year's team
and during this season they really had no full-time coach to blend them
into a team. There were several promising young rookies on the squad
but it takes considerable time for them to fit into the routine of things.
During the early part of the season it was obvious that spirit was lacking
and it took a lot of effort on the part of a few of the older players to
settle the squad down and make them want to play good hockey. As the
season progressed the teamwork began to improve and by the end of the
season they were playing a fairly good brand of hockey. Some thanks
are due to Mr. Sherwood and Xlr. Penton for pitching in to help out
when needed. Nlr. Lee, from Carleton, came in as coach and helped out
in particular with good advice in goal-tending. Not one of our better
seasons but some good building for next year.
Results of games played 1968-69.
Friday, 17 january. v. Philomon XYright H.S. at Eastview Arena.
XVon. 9-1. Scorers: Kelly, 2, llallett 2, Carlton 2, Nlyers 1, Chivers l,
THE ASIFIHURI.-IN 61
Tuesday, january 2l, V. Eastview ll.S. at lfastview Arena. Lost
4-3. Scorers: Hallett l, Smith l. I, Blaumann I.
Friday, 2+ january, V. St. Pat's lel.S. at lfastview Arena. Lost 7-2.
Scorers: Hallett 1, Blaumann 1.
Saturday, l February, V. B.C.S. at Eastview Arena. Tie 3-3. Scor-
ers: Hallett l, Chivers l, Blaumann I.
Mednesday, 12 February at Selwyn House. M'on 5-3. Scorers:
Chivers 2, Kennedy l, Kelly l, Myers 1.
Saturday, 22 February, v. Stanstead at Lower Canada College. Lost
Friday, 28 February V. Old Boys at Eastview Arena. Lost 5-4. Scor-
ers: Kelly 2, Myers 1, Smith I. 1.
Record: Played - 7, M'on - 2, Lost - 4, Tied - l.
Captain: Dawson. Vice-Captain: Hallett.
The first game against Lower Canada College was a loss, 2-0. Con-
sidering this school's reputation for producing first-class hockey teams,
our Second Team put in an encouraging performance. The two matches
against Sedbergh resulted in a 7-7 tie and -P-O win for us.
Aboud, Boyd, and Graham provided a strong defensive unit, and
jay Ronalds and Gerald M'ilson played well in the nets. Bennett, Beqaj,
Trites, and Morrison formed the basis of the offensive lines.
M. H. P.
SECOND HOCKEY TEAM
Back Row: L. A. Smallwood, B. A. Boyd, P. S. Graham, R. M. Tritcs, D. T. Yaxley,
XV. A. Pike, M. H. Penton, Esq.
Front Row: I. M. D. Smith, P. C. McNally, VV. G. R. VVilson, j. K. Beqaj, R. L.
Bennett, D. B. Johnston.
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THE SKI TEAM
Bark Row: P. A. Alexander, Esq., T. G. Martin, J. N. Martineau, VV. S. Dalley, C. M.
Cook, R. B. Goldie, Mgr., K. D. Niles, Esq.
From' Row: C. H. Maelaren, P. C. j. Don, G. R. Cairns, Capt., R. j. Paterson, M. C.
In Front: -I. F. Cuttle.
Absent: j. C. R. Turton.
The First Ski Team took part in two competitive events this year:
the Ontario High School Invitation Meet at Camp Fortune and, of course,
the Tri-School Meet at Owl's Head in the Eastern Townships.
The races at Fortune took place in typical February conditions-
severe temperatures and a hard-packed course frequently interrupted by
patches of ice.
The giant slalom was our most successful endeavour with Cuttle,
Don and Cairns all recording commendable times.
The slalom course made the earlier event look like a picnic. A steep
pitch coupled with an intricate course and severe ice conditions offered a
real challenge to even our best skiers. Don covered the course in quite
respectable time, but Cairns and Cuttle were unfortunate victims of the
difficult conditions. Happily, Paterson and Stratton saved us from dis-
qualification through a combination of dexterity and admirable deter-
The cross-country race took place the following day, and whatever
confidence might have been lost on the slalom course was quickly re-
gained by Paterson's magnificent effort in this event, placing third in
the whole Province of Ontario. Special mention should also be made
here of Cuttle and Turton. The former, despite his diminutive size and
thirteen years, put in a truly fine performance, nearly collapsing from
sheer effort as he crossed the finishing line. The latter entered the race
at very short notice as a substitute for Don, who was down with back
THE ASHBURIAN 6?
The Tri-School Meet at Uwl's Head was marred by a run of bad
luck. In the giant slalom, two of our best skiers, Cairns and Cuttle, were
disqualified. Cairns in particular was unfortunate, slipping through a
rather precipitous starting gate a fraction of a second before the 'go'
signal. Fortunately, the other members of the team were able to save us
from outright disqualification.
The slalom event also came close to disaster. Don and Cairns were
The cross-country race did something to retrieve our fallen fortunes.
Cairns and Paterson both finished the course in excellent time with the
other not far behind.
Although Ashbury finished at the bottom of the field in this meet,
it could hardly be termed a disaster. Alpine racing rarely, if ever, offers
a second chance, and our speediest skiers simply didn't get the breaks.
Next year should be a different story.
K. D. N.
For the first time Ashbury entered the Ottawa High Schools'
League, and won five of the 14 matches played, all but one or two at the
RCMP Curling Club. Some of the losses were quite infuriating, often by
merely one point, probably lost in the last throw of the match. This, we
are told, makes the game worthwhile, although we are reminded of the
importance of the first rules of the game, set out on 17 November 1739
by the Muthil Curling Club in Scotland, when harsh penalties were im-
posed for gambling and swearing.
At one time or another we won against Hillcrest, Rideau Ctwicej,
Gloucester, and Ridgemont Clast year's champions.D Of the indepen-
dent schools, Bishops came down for the first time to the Rideau Curling
Club with two teams. The First Ashbury Team won and the Second
Team, deservedly, lost, for, as Commodore Ross mentioned, while pre-
senting commemoration glasses to Bishops there is little to be said in
favour of a team which, when leading by seven or eight points, loses two
successive ends by five points each. Remarkable play, anywhere.
In Lakefield, on the other hand, where we curled on I Xlarch. the
First Team just lost, and the Second Team put on an intriguing win.
The same good play had come out a week earlier, when two masters'
teams were thoroughly trounced, though, admittedly, hardly a master
had ever thrown a rock in play before. The house matches, which end
the season, produced an unusual result.
Vlbollcombe, skipped by Paquette. Cvice-skip of the First Teamb
first beat New House, and then went on in the following week to beat
Bark Rofw: VV. H. Somerville, Fsq., R. G. Ramsay, S. B. Budovitch, R. F. Elkin.
Front Row: P. G. Parker, Skip, R. A. Paquette, M. P. Howes, C. A. Schofield.
Abram: W. J. N. Groom.
Connaught, skipped by Parker, and playing members all of Whom had
once belonged to the First Team: 12-7. To Parker, of course, we owe
pretty Well everything for his care, patience, and excellent, continuing
instruction. Ashbury has been lucky to have one who, incidentally, is
greatly esteemed by the high school teams we have played against.
Schofield has been a useful lead, placing his own rocks and clearing
the house of his opponents Howes has settled down and played cour-
teously and reliably. iVe are glad to have Budovitch, a First Footballer,
in the Second Team. There is much promise here. Likewise in Elkin
and Ramsay, who, when he observes the customary of the house, skips
most obligingly. Kayes, too, has shown promise, and so has Gaskell
fresplendent in Fair Isle gearj, when he remembers that a sheet holds
eight players, seven besides himself.
Pencer is keen, and so at last is Glickman, and, for the Bishop's
match, Chivers put in one noble appearance, at eight a.m. On the gentler
side, we feel that one of the nicest things about the season was when
three or four iifilll1XVOUd girls came on Tuesdays to join us on the ice: We
hope that next year lilmwood will play a team against Ashbury. Again,
we are grateful to Commodore Ross for his help and interest, and also
Dr. llopkins, whom Mr. Byford introduced to the teams.
Those who have curled at Ashbury know what difficulty we had at
first in fixing upon suitable clothes for the teams. The photograph
shows that the problem has been more or less quietly settled.
THE ASHBURIAN gg
TH li CRC DSS-CC DU XTRY
205 boys ran on 16 April in four categories: under 12, under I+,
intermediate, and senior. The first race started at 2.30 pan. A steadv
doxvnpour continued most of the afternoon, and considering weather
conditions winning times were quite good.
Farquhar 2. james ll. 3. Babbitt ll.
Time: 17 min. 38 sec.
Pinnn 1. 2. XlcEachran 3. Reeve
Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
Macdonald 11.2. .NlcNallv 3. Arden
i Time: l9min.
Barrios 2. Stratton 3. Gaskell
Time: 27 min. 42 secs.
Dragons Goblins Hobbits W'izards
8 6 5 2
8 6 4 2
0 8 0 O
16 20 9 -I
W'inning Team: Goblins
Wvoollcombe Connaught New House
2 5 1
2 9 7
s is Q
7 29 27
Winning House: Connaught.
Congratulations to all those who gained points for their team totals:
Under 12: W'alker, james, Babbitt ll, Thomson, Braden, Tross.
Rawlinson, Heaton, Farquhar, Anapolskv, W'ilson 111, NlacDermot,
Under 1-I: Howe, Bennett 11, Reeve, Copestake. Beedell. Pitfield.
Pimm, Dahlberg, Xlangifesta, Xlaclsaren, Trites, Yaxley ll, james l,
Nlaeleod, Smith lll, Lueiani ll. Boyd 1, Cuttle, Polk, XlcEachran.
Intermediate: Beqaj, MacDonald 111, Stiles, Hallett. Macdonald ll.
Bennett 1, Davies, Barnes 11, Smith 11, Morrison, Arden. McNally.
Senior: Barrios, Stratton, Gaskell, Smith 1, Harrison. Haughton,
Durrett, Ellis 1, Kennedy, Schofield, Yan. Connell. Ronalds. W'hitxvill.
Berger, W'einer, Bowen. R. 3-
66 THE AsHBUR1AN
Since November a party of enthusiasts has been swimming three
times a week at the St. Laurent and Gloucester Centennial Pools. Some
would say that St. Laurent has the advantage of warmer air and warmer
water, but it does have one major drawback, namely, no full-length
swimming. The 'deep end' is reserved for diving, and even there the
water was not deep enough for Joyce who, on our very first visit, shot
vertically downwards like a cormorant and gashed his head open on the
bottom! Fortunately he lived to dive again. Other conspicuous divers
have been Davies, noted for his grace, and Luciani I, noted for his aero-
We have had the Gloucester Pool all to ourselves for one hour each
week, and there we have held races and waterpolo games, and practised
the skill of 'drown-proofing' - a method of survival which involves
hanging motionless just below the surface, arms forward and head
bowed, and coming up for air when required. How useful this is can
be seen by the fact that a seaman, washed overboard in the Mediterranean,
stayed alive in this way for two days, and drifted for sixty miles! After
trying it out for himself, the Chaplain rates his chances of survival pretty
high. He has found that the top of his head is always above water.
Maybe he holds more than the average amount of Chotb air?
SCHOOL v. MASTERS
In a sticky afternoon in May the School CLoftus, captainj just
defeated the Masters, who were all out for 93. The School made 94 for
8 in about the same time. Perhaps Mr. Egan Ccaptainj, who had dared
to post thirteen players for the match, had not been too confident the
Masters would win: in fact our only stylish and reliable bats are the
Headmaster Cwho has played in Englandl, Mr. Flynn Cfrom Australiaj,
Mr. Robertson Qfrom South Africal, and Mr. james, who has the natural
aptitude of a clergyman of the Church of England for the game.
The Masters' bowling was only fair, Mr. james distinguished himself
at wicket, and Mr. Laird took a splendid catch at mid-on. Once Mr.
Robertson, who was exercising for the first time after an operation for
appendicitis, had been dismissed for 49 runs on a nice catch at square
leg by Dawson, Masters' wickets fell for few, if any, runs. Loftus, of
course, bowled well, and so did Barnes, Paterson and lilaumann. Beqaj,
Ashbury's first Albanian cricketer Cand Moslem to bootl, proved a most
determined fielder and raised the standard of the School's fielding, which
was efficient enough. Congratulations, too, to Nundy Qfrom Bihari who
displayed much Hindu cleverness at wicket.
THE ASHBURIAN 67
Mr. Penton, with an unfinished conversion course behind him, gave
some forthright baseball hits, adding up a spectacular I2 runs, before
being bowled by Loftus. Masters were all out at four o'clock, and in
order proceeded Loftus C25 runsl, Paterson UU, lilaumann Col, liarnes
QZZJ, Harrison Cl-H, Chivers C-H, Dawson COJ, Macdonald fnot out 132,
Stiles C5 5, Nundy Cnot out 59. l larrison here is probably the best bat -
and we would expect it of one who has spent some years at L'ppinghan1.
The season at Ashbury cannot give much time to cricket, and this
year, owing to the development schemes of the town planners of Notting-
ham, we have missed nets. Messrs. Gunn and Moore, turned out of their
old premises after 200 years, could not send us in time the new nets Ash-
bury had ordered. No doubt there will be constructive practice in the nets
next year under Mr. Robertson.
Courteous and informed umpiring by Mr. Thomson and Mr. Ted
Marshall attended the play.
TI-IE CRICKET TEAM
Bark R0-wx I. A. Stoddard, G. Macdonald, A. M. Blaumann, C., K. Beqai, XY. K.
I.. Dawson, D. C. Nundy, A. Egan, Esq.
From Ro-1:1 A. J. Stiles, R. Paterson, D. M. P. Durrett, P. G. Loftus, Captain, C. Il.
Harrison, C. E. S. Barnes, R. j. Chivers.
Gradc 13: Mr. Byford absent
Mr. Alcxandcr and Grade 11A
Mr. Egan and Grade 12
Mr. Glover and Grade 11B
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SENIOR SCIIOOL FORM LIST
AS AT I APRIL 1969
Grade 13- Mr. XY. XY. Byford:
Dawson, XY. K. L.
Groom, XY. j. N.
Horning, G. N.
Howes, M. P.
Loftus, P. G.
Meech, B. M.
Paquette, R. A.
Parker, P. G.
Tyas, J. R. M.
Van, R. L. R.
Grade 11A - Mr.
Budovitch, S. B.
Carlton, R. M.
Carrigan, I. E.
de Dardel, J.-j.
Graham, P. j. S.
Hallett, D. R.
Halupka, R. H.
Harrison, C. H.
ohnson I R
Macdon 1Id II j
-I , j. .
Laidler, j. R.
Maclaren I, C.
Martin I, D. j.
Perlman, C. L.
Schofield, C. A.
Stiles, A. j.
Vingoe, j. D.
VVeiner I, B. H.
Went, H. S.
Whitwill, S. T.
Crude 12 Mr. .Y Iigan:
Au, Y. 'l'. I'. 30
Barnes I, C.Ii. 5
Barott, I'. XY. 18
Berkovich, R. -I. 30
Blaumann, A. 30
Cairns, G. R. 21
Clark, B. j. 27
Connell, M. H. Ii. 12
Cook, C. M. 3
den Haan, j. XY. 16
Dollin, ID. B. 20
Durrett, D. IXI. P. 19
Ellis I, M. H. 29
Gaskell, R. I. 25
Glickman, R. Y. 29
Johnston I, A. A. S. 17
Kennedy, K. B. 28
Ku, D. Y. Y. 12
MacDonald I, A. H. 11
Macdonnell, N. C. 9
Paterson I, R. j. 12
Smith I, P. C. 2-1
Stratton, M. C. 28
Grade 11B e Mr. j. A. Glover
Atchison, S. D. 3
Ballinger, P. 10
Bates, T. A. 10
Bowen, G. S. 11
Chivers, R. 6
Dalley, XY. S. 15
Fogel, A. E. 27
Goldie, R. B. 2-I
Kayes, R. B. 1-1
Kelly, M. P. 12
Leffler, P. D. 4
McNeil, D. A. 31
Myers, A. XY. 'I'. 15
Nund5'f D. C. 9
Pencer, G. FI. 5
Ramsay, R. G. - 17
Rosenhek I, L. 5
Rothwell, G. B. 21
Turton, C.R . 11
Yaxley I, E. L. 16
Xlr. Somerville and Grade IOA
Mr. Niles and Grade 9A
Mr. Parker and Grade 10B
Mr. Penton and Grade 9B
Grade 10A - M
r. W. H. Somerville:
Bennett I, R. I.. 13. -1.
Boyd I, B. A.
Don, P. C.
Elkin, R. F.
Luciani I, A.
Pigden, J. R.
Smith II, L. S.
Stirling, S. M. 30. 9.
Stoddard I, I. A. 21.10.
XYilansky, S. M. 8. 8.
Winterton, S. S. 9. 5.
Grade 9A - Mr. H. Penton:
Barnes II, M. L. W. 18. 5.
de Noyelle, G. D. 1. 8.
Ellis II,J. R. 11. 8.
Fabricius, C. P. 6. 6.
Hope, P. 11. 9.
James I, S. H. 7. 3.
Johnston II, D. B. 30. 7.
Joyce, C. M. 11. 6.
Lindsey, C. R. 2-1.12.
Lynch-Staunton I, Y. 2-1. 1.
MacLeod I, N. 9.10.
Martin II, T. G. 16. 6.
Plummer, VV. R. 2-1. 3.
Robertson, M. I. L. 23. 1.
Siversky, D. J. 27. 12.
Smith III, I. M. D. 3. 9.
Smith IV, I. H.
Trites, R. M.
Yaxley II, IJ. T. 14. 3.
Grade 10B A- Mr. J. R. Parker
Ashton, A. F. D. 22
Davies, G. C. 31
Drummond, T. L. 22
Kenny, R. M. 13
Lovell, R. B. 21
MacDonald III, S. R. Z6
Pike, XY. A. 17
Ronalds, H. J. 21
Smallwood, L. A. 2-1
XYilson I, XY. G. R. 31
Grade 9B - Mr. K. D. Niles:
Aboud, D. E. 8
Anapolsky I, R. 23
Beqaj, J. K. 19
Cuttle, F. 20
Heaney, D. M. 17
Kufsky, A. 22
Latimer, J. C. 8
Luciani II, R. G. 23
Martineau, G. 10
McKeown, P. 9
Morrison, D. J. 20
Rickard, J. P. 6
Sagi, J. J. 2-I
Stewart, D. M. 4
Form Prizes for General Proficiency
Grade 5 Eric Wilson Grade 9A
6 Simon james 10B
7B Robert Henderson 10.-X
7A Stephen Grahovac 11B
SD Stephen Tanos IIA
8A Frederick Stoddard 12
9B Peter Mclieown 13
Junior School Awards of Merit
Grade 5 Babbitt prize
6 Humphreys prize
7B Robertson prize
7A Flynn prize
SB Beedell prize
8.-X Sherwood prize
The Woodburn Music Prizes
Grade 5 ,Iames Thompson 7
6 Roderium Dowling 8
The Polk Prize for Poetry Reading
Junior Gregory Dowd
The Ladies' Guild Prizes
junior Improvement in French
The Public Speaking Prizes
Junior The Charles Gale prize
Intermediate The Ross McMaster prize
The Thomson Choir Prizes
Junior Robert Xlialker
The Honour Academic Prizes
Middle School Classes
School prize for science
Devine prize for Latin
Iobling prize for French
Fordyce prize for art
Junior Matriculation Classes
The Brain prize for ancient history
The Pemberton prize for geography
The Dr. O. gl. Firestone prize for mathematics
The Egan prize for physics
The Byford prize for chemistry
The F. li. B. Xlhitlield prize for Latin
Senior Matriculation Classes
The llon. George Drew prize for English
The l'. Alexander prize for history
The XY. XY. Byford prize for chemistry
The Read prize for Latin
The Angus prize for French
Senior Douglas Abond
I. The C. Rowley Booth Memorial Trophy
For all round achievement in grade ll Charles Barnt-s
J. The Robert Gerald Moore Memorial Prize for English
Grade I2 Michael Stratton
The Gary Horning Memorial Shield for Public Speaking
jean-jacques de llardel
K. The Memorial Prizes
:Xdam Podhradsky memorial prize for modern history Roslt-riv Haskell
Snelgrove memorial prize for mathematics Robert Berger
Fiorenza Drew memorial prize for French Roderic Gaskell
likes memorial prize for physics james Tyas
L. The Athletic Prizes
The Track and Field Championships
Midget: The Hillary Medal Tomniy Mcl.e
junior: The Aylwyn Cup Mark Smith
lntermediate: The Stanley Wright Cup Gregory llaxve
Senior: The Fleming Cup john Turton
The Connaught Cup for gymnastics Richard Chivers
The E. B. Pilgrim trophy for long distance running Rafael Barrios
The Professor j. B. Ewing cup 4 Most Valuable member of the track and held team
M. Special Awards
The Pittield Shield- junior School House competition The Cohlins Ron Xrdcn
The Moods Shield - jr. School, academics, sports, character Robert Pitncld
Southam Cup - Best record in scholarship S sports Chris Smith
The Nelson Shield - The best influence in the School XYilliam Haughton
N. The Governor General's Medal Robert Berger
THE ROOM CAPTAINS
Back R0-19: S. B. Budovitch, C. L. Perlman. G. R. Cairns. A. H. Macdonald.
From R0-13: P. XV. Barott, R. j. Paterson, XV. A. joyce, Headmaster, R. B. Goldie R
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'IUNIOR YOI,L'Nllf XIX' IN
76 THE ASHBURIAN
VVhen thinking back over the year and its highlights, the Hrst thought that
comes to mind is our new staff. Last year's recruiting was fortunate indeed!
Hugh Roberson joined us from South Africa to teach English. ln addition to
this he has instituted a programme of developmental reading which he will con-
tinue next year and expand to include Grades 6 to 8. Mr. Robertson also found
time to organize and run a very successful swimming programme and coach the
junior Cricket Team. He leaves the junior School to take over the Senior
History Department and will be very sorely missed.
Our Australian newcomer, Peter Flynn, is another very sound addition to
the staff. As someone remarked, "Every staff needs an Australianw! VVe cer-
tainly have oursl His work both in and out of the classroom has been first class
due to the fine rapport he has established with the boys. Fortunately, the Senior
School has not been able to lure him away.
jim Humphreys, from Montreal, joined the staff to take over the difficult
task of Oral French and has done a fine job. In addition, he takes the boys rid-
ing on Saturdays and, in fact, is always ready -to help in any way he can. This
is most appreciated.
Last, but certainly not least -John Beedell. I spent many months recruiting
him but the time was well worth it. Mr. Beedell has designed an imaginative
Science Programme as well as handled the sports and physical education. His
various talents are well reiiected in the way he has set up the Science Classroom.
A valuable criterion by which to judge any school is the staff. The best
programmes will fall flat unless there are competent men to carry them out. VVC
have a staff that would compare very favourably with the best anywhere.
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JUNIOR SCHOOL MONITORS
Back Row: XI. S. Jelenick, R. D. Arden, E. G. J. McGrath, R. S. Grant-VVhyte, T. A.
Dickson, D. Pryde.
From Rofwz R. G. Pimm, D. C. Paterson, Head Boy, XI. H. li. Sherwood, Esq., R. H.
Pitfield, Captain of the Day Boys, V. B. P. Moshansky.
JUNIOR SCHOOL MONITORS
There has been just one set of monitors this year. All were old boys
with one new boy - Dickson CXYinnipegD.
Before the monitors received their pins they had to prove themselves
worthy. By Christmas they all had their pins.
There were six day boys and four boarder monitors. The day boys
were Ted McGrath, Bob Pimm, Ron Arden, Bob Pitfield, Stuart Jelenick
and Derek Pryde. The boarders were Don Paterson, Rob Grant-
XVhyte, Tom Dickson and Blair Nloshansky. Some of their respon-
sibilities and duties were getting the boys Ollt for and in from break,
Chapel lates and enforcing good behavior through the day.
Thanks to Dr. Spencer we improved our Bible reading in chapel
each morning. .
The decisions I have had to make and the responsibilities placed
upon me this year as a monitor will help me in the later years of my life
as an adult. Also I would like to thank Nlr. Sherwood for the help he
has given the monitors this year.
Dox PA'1'ERsox, Head Nlonitor
75' THE ASHBURIAN
Bark Rofwz J. D. MacLaren, F. L. Stoddard, G. C. Cuzner, M. P. Viner, R. S. VVal'ker,
T. D. Boyd, C. T. Koressis, D. F. Babbitt.
Third Row: Mrs. D. Gwynne-Timothy, Choir Mother, D. NI. XV. Stewart, G. NI. jeffrey,
E. W. Cahn, R. H. Babbitt, Arnold, T. A. Dickson, C. M. Joyce, The Rev.
H. G. james.
Sccmzd Row: A. S. Johnston, D. Y. Ku, j. G. Macdonald, G. XV. Thomson, Choir
Master, D. R. Hallett, D. E. Aboud, R. M. Trites.
From Row: R. W. Dowling, G. A. B. Dowd, C. M. Taylor, C. Thompson, R. P.
M. Braden, P. P. Hogarth, P. M. Wiener.
The choir had a fine year under the organization of Mr. Thomson.
lVe sang at many differentiplaces, such as a recital at Ken Parisien Studios
and at St. BartholemeW's Church.
XVe had choir practices every Monday and Thursday and before the
service on Sunday. For most of the year our services were in the evening
NVQ: learned to sing all the psalms and anthems in harmony, with the
choir divided into trebles, altos, tenors and basses.
Our Christmas service was a great success. The service was sung by
candlelight as has been the Ashbury tradition for many years. The solo,
"Once in Royal David's City", was sung beautifully by Robert Walker.
The choir also sang at the Confirmation Service.
Mrs. Gwynne-Timothy helped us greatly as Choir Xlother through-
out the year.
As a treat from the Ashbury Ladies' Guild the choir had a very
enjoyable trip to the movie, "Oliver".
In all, it was a very successful year. Romani' ll. B.-XBBl'l"l'
THE ASHBURIAN T9
THE HUNIANIJQ SOCIETY CONTICST
livery year the Ilumane Society holds an essav-writing contest for
all school children. Ashbury usually wins a few prizes and last vear won
a trophy. This year Bennett 2 received 3rd prize in the Rockcliffe
District and grit 853 out of ten. XIcLeod 2 captured 8'f1+4-X10 for his
essay which won another prize for Ashbury. The prizes awarded bv the
Humane Society to the boys were books. Bennett 2 received "Rascal"
and McLeod 2 is reading the same book.
The Humane Society
"But mom, he looked so sad and so lovable," I pleaded, even though
I knew I was fighting a losing battle. "I just had to bring him. He pro-
bably would have been - been dead if I hadn't".
"I'm very sorry, but we just can't keep him. We hardly have
enough room with one menagerie to say nothing of starting another
one," replied Mom, with a look that confirmed my fears. "Well have to
give him to the Humane Society to look after him."
"TVhat on earth is the Humane Society, Mom?" I asked.
"Hell, it's a society for helping stray animals and making sure that
people treat their pets well and that sort of thing. Frankly, I'm very
glad there is such a society. Remember how Nlr. F ccacac. . used to treat his
beautiful Persian cat. The reason he has been leaving it alone lately is
because the Humane Society sued him as he deserved. He'll be in big
trouble if he is caught again." explained Mother.
"But Mom, how do they treat their animals?" I questioned her.
"From what I hear the animals are kept very healthy. XYhy, I hear
the best place for them is the Humane Society! " she replied.
If they are that good with animals, maybe it would be better if we
sent him there," I decided, satisfied that I had at least found a home for
the poor pup.
"lim glad you've made the right decision because it is better for us
and him," declared Mother, and. gesturing with her right hand, led us out
to the car. R. B1-LNNEIV1'
A TRIP TO THE KOREAN CONCERT
On Saturday, the Sth of October, a bus left Ashbury carrying in it
all of the junior boarders and a few day boys who wanted to see the
Korean Orphan's Children's Choir. After a brisk ride we stopped at the
Civic Centre. As we entered the building I'm sure we must have attrac-
ted a lot of stares, what with about 60 boys in blazers marching in single
file! After a while waiting the lights dimmed and on came a speaker who
introduced the Prime Minister of Korea to us. He gave a speech com-
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paring Korea and Canada and telling how the choir was formed. After
singing Canada's and Korea's national anthems the choir went onto the
stage and started singing. VVe were all very surprised to hear such high
voices all in key together to make the song sound like one person singing.
Even some of the people who said they would go to sleep sat up in their
chairs to admire the gay and colorful costumes the boys and girls were
wearing. After listening to about twenty or thirty minutes of very
good singing there was a break. During the break we listened to one of
the boys in the choir playing a violin. He was very gifted and we
thought he was quite good for a boy of his age. VVhen the choir came on
again they were dressed in 'fSunday Best". After another half hour the
concert ended. A little while later we were at the school after enjoying
a very pleasant evening. BENNETI' II, Trans "A"
TH IL OTTAVVA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT
On the night of Thursday, November 7, all of the junior boarders
and some day boys went to the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Concert at the
High School of Commerce. There were lots of other Ottawa schools
there and I must say we drew some attention when we walked in wearing
our school uniform.
The guest soloist was Angela Hewitt, who as some of the old boys
will remember played at Ashbury about three years ago. Miss Hewitt
played very well and with the orchestra they played some very complex
music which I am sure was enjoyed by all.
DAVID MACLAREN, Trans "A"
JUNIOR SCHOOL TRIPS AND THE PANCAKE TOSS
The junior School made six trips this year and had a "pancake tossf'
The first trip was made to caves in St. Pierre de VVakeHeld by about 25
day boys and boarders. The caves were quite dark, being artificially
lighted only in some areas. VVC saw many stalactites and stalagmites,
including some peculiar formations. The stone was gray and brown
with a little pink feldspar in some places.
The next three trips were made on 17 December, the last day of the
fall term, by three different pairs of classes. Trans A and B went to
.Nlagistrate's Court. Forms 3A and B visited the RCMP Barracks. Forms
1 and 2 went to the Museum of Science and Technology. At the Mag-
istrate's Court, we saw people tried for theft, smoking marijuana and
taking LSD. The Museum of Science and Technology contains large
exhibits of transportation equipment consisting of horse-drawn vehicles,
antique automobiles, trains and steam engines, airplanes, including
THE ASHHURIAN Sl
models, and fariu implements. In addition, it has exhibits on earlv science
and working exhibits which the viewer can operate. I
To give the boarders a change from the usual evening meal, in iuid-
winter they were taken to Sharry's on the Xlall to have aispecial dinner,
where they enjoyed Polynesian food.
The last trip, in mid-April, was voluntary for Trans A and I3 to see
the play. "I Remember Hama," produced by the IJramatists Play Service
Inc., a play based on the author's memories of her family life as a child.
The "pancake toss" took place in january. The chef made up a
batch of slightly rubbery dough which was thrown out on the snow.
The objective was to bring back the largest piece of dough to the starting
point. The two boys who tied for first place, Anderson and Ross. re-
ceived prizes of candy and fruit.
FRED S'i'oooARu, Trans If-X"
OUR BABY SISTER
As you might or might not know Ashbury College has adopted a
little girl in Italy. We have sent many letters to the girl and we have
received many letters in return. We have sent money to the girl and she
is now living much better than before and she is in better health also.
A XYELCONIE FROM THE CONINIONXYEALTH
I would like to introduce to you three of our new teachers. They
come from all over the world. The Hrst is Nlr. Flynn who was born
in Australia. Nlr. Flynn teaches math and science. But I know him as a
math teacher of which he does a very good job. Mr. Flynn is a very nice
person. I-le has the ability to control his temper and his class. Alf. Flynn
also takes art classes every Wednesday night. Un finishing this short
note about Mr. Flynn I would like to say he is one of the best teachers I
have come across and probably the best I will come across.
The next of our three new teachers is Alr. Ielumpreys who was born
in England. Alf. Humpreys teaches Latin and Ural French. Ile has a
very good personality and is able to take a joke. Ile is a good athlete
and is very interested in Rugby.
And last but by no means least is Nlr. Robertson who has just moved
from South Africa. Alf. Robertson teaches Geography and English. I Ie
is also the coach of the Cricket and Swimming Team.
Altogether I think these three teachers make valuable additions to
XYelcome. LEE Axorizsox
sz THE ASHBUMAN
JUNIOR SCHOOL LIBRARY
This year the library was directed much better in the second year of
use. More books filled the shelves, thanks to those who have donated
This year, when the list for volunteers for librarians went up quite a
few names went on the list. Boys in grade eight or last year's librarians
were given first choice to be or not to be librarians but those who were
chosen were a lot of help to the library.
VVe did not have the Campus Book Club this year. Instead we had
the Bookmobile. Mr. Hutchings who runs the bookmobile says that we
are the best behaved school boys in Ottawa. The bookmobile sells only
paperbacks and the National News Co. organized the bookniobile.
Library fines were the same as last year: live cents a day. This is
done so the other boys will get their books back on time so other boys
can read them. The fines, which were collected this year, bought the
library book supports.
During the year the library magazines were making a mess of the
tables so the school bought a magazine rack and one for the newspapers.
The names of those who have generously donated books are listed
Lee Anderson R. Childers VV. j. R. VVilson, Esq.
Edward Cahn R. H. Henderson
Thank-you to all the librarians who have helped the library in their
The Imzior School Lilmwinfzs
L. Anderson I. Cuthbertson T. Kuhn
I. Arnold S. james P. Taticek
Cahn C. Koressis
Pearls upon the window-pane,
Each with a picture up-side down,
Beyond, the clouds are filled with rain,
The trees and Howers wear a frown,
Splashes on the window pane,
Little daggers, pointing down,
Pearls and daggers link and run,
Tears are shed for the absent sun.
THE ASHHURIAN S3
NEW' YORK TRIP
"YYill anybody else be there besides us, sir?" The question was
asked by one of a group of a hundred Canadian school bovs as we
walked toward the YYinter Garden to see the Broadwav' musical,
"Mame". This innocent approach to the wonder world of Xew York
City was shared by the majority of the students, aged Ill-14, most of
whom were making their first visit to the city.
Our invasion of New York was the third in what has developed into
an annual excursion for the junior boys of Ashbury College.
YYe had taken Expo fairly well in stride, perhaps in our ignorance of
the many problems which can develop when handling boys in the mass,
away from the helpful restrictions of school buildings. The following
year found us on a three day visit to Quebec City, and again, surprisingly,
no unhappy incident spoiled a very pleasant holiday. However when we
set out to cross the border we were far from sanguine. How we fared
you will decide for yourself after reading the following paragraphs.
Tuesday, May 13th, was a difficult day for the staff, and a long one
for both staff and boys. Not a great deal of academic progress, I fear,
was made. Finally books were put away, classrooms locked, and, waved
off by a clutch of parents, our group of 110 fthe boys, 9 staff members
and a nursel were bussed to the station. A change of trains at Nlontreal
settled us on the day coaches of the Delaware and Hudson. Two coaches
had been reserved for the group, and we made an overnight trip, arriving
at Grand Central at seven the following morning.
Lugging our bags, heads craned skyward much of the time, we
walked across town to our hotel, The President, at Broadway and 48th
St. Skies were clear, spirits high, and the excitement almost tangible. By
nine o'clock the boys had settled into their rooms, showered, changed
to green jackets and grey Hannels, and breakfasted. VVaiting for us were
two coaches of a sightseeing bus line. YYe had arranged for the down-
town tour fChinatown, the Bowery, VVall Street, the Battery, etc.l, and
this proved a happy introduction to the city.
The start was not auspicious as our guide, a Hungarian girl, stood
by the bus door, storm clouds flooding her unsmiling face while fifty
boys streamed past her. Her gradual relaxation, and relief, as we moved
south were explained when she confided to the leader of our group that
school parties were usually uncontrolled, noisy and rude. At the end of
the trip she was obviously sincere when the boys were told that she had
enjoyed the tour because we had been the best group she had encountered
in her eight years as guide.
Our buses left us off at the 43rd St. pier of the Circle Line which
provides a three hour boat trip around Manhattan. The weather was
clear and the circuit was impressive, made more sparkling by the steady
X4 THE ASHBURIAN
comment of a quick witted and knowledgeable announcer. His descrip-
tions were vivid and amusing. These guides are frequently actors be-
tween stage appearances and certainly our personable young man would
have fitted this description.
The boys had been given lunch money and the run on hot dogs and
cokes at the refreshment counter must have set something of a record.
After passing the SS. France, the largest liner afloat, we docked and
walked to 8th Avenue where the N.Y. Transit Authority had provided
two city buses to carry us to the Museum of Natural History. At one
stage of our journey uptown we slowed to watch a movie being filmed on
the sidewalks of New York. jack Lemmon and his lady were going
through some antics for a film to be released in the fall.
The museum is almost overpowering and our hour there could give
us only a faint Havour of the exhibits. The timetable Cand the 5 p.m.
closing hourl reminded us that buses were waiting to return us to the
The next adventure was considered with contrasting feelings. The
boys simply rode the crest of a wave of excitement, secure in a faith in
their protection by an adult world. The adults were worried. 110 units
had to be processed through the bowels of New York, on the subway at
a busy time, fed 110 steaks, and returned intact to the hotel. No doubt
visions of that live third rail flashed through anxious minds of many of
At this point I would like to express a strong tribute to the boys.
Throughout the trip they were cooperative, well behaved and cheerful.
Wherever we went the youngsters received compliments from New
Yorkers, supposedly so cold, impersonal and self-centered.
Our worry was unfounded as we merged with the strap hanging
crowds and rode down to 1-lth St. XYe collected steaks at Tads with
production line efficiency and were almost blase when we made the
return trip on the subway. A walk through the Village was to have
followed our dinner, but when weary adults decided on a return to the
hotel and bed, no objection was voiced. This was the only instance
when our programme, laid out months in advance, was not followed.
Next morning Cult seems as though we had been here for a week,"
said Nurseh, we set out on a long sightseeing walk. The clear skies as
well as the crowded immensity of the city made the next couple of hours
pass with sustained pleasure. The walk was a leisurely affair. Long
blocks brought us to Sth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. The boys
crowded together for a group photograph on the plaza facing the tower-
ing building, we wandered through its lobby, visited St. Patrick's
Cathedral, window shopped as we walked up 5th Avenue, made a fascin-
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fine old Plaza Hotel, and ended at the Central Park Zoo. Here the boys
were turned loose for an hour or so until our city buses arrived to take us
back down the avenue to the Empire State building. Visibility was 25
miles which means that two thousand square miles of the metropolitan
area of New York spread out for us to marvel at.
Following our descent from the skies, city buses swept us across to
the United Nations. A further parenthetical note is perhaps in order.
The efficient movement of our group could not have been possible with-
out the cooperation of the city transit system. Special buses, following
their regular route, can be arranged in advance to pick up large groups
at the regular fare of 2Oc per passenger. A phone call from Ottawa had
provided us with this convenience. VVithout this service we would have
had to take regular transport, splitting the group onto three or four buses,
extending the time by an hour or so each trip, and destroying our tight
time table. ln fact, our drivers technically broke regulations by letting
us off at the exact point of our destination in every case.
Our pre-arranged tour of the impressive buildings at the United
Nations lived up to expectations. The U.N. is territorially independent,
the ground having been donated by Rockefeller and the city of New
York. VVe were at a tiny unit within the city as the Vatican is a separate
unit within the city of Rome. U.N. stamps, for instance cannot be used
outside the area.
We returned to Times Square where the boys were allowed an hour
or so on their own before the Big Dinner. COne memorable meal has
become a tradition on the junior school tripsj. VVe ate at a fine Italian
restaurant in the theatrical district and then headed for the lVinter
Garden. To return to the opening paragraph of this account, we did
not, in fact, comprise the entire audience. VVe made up perhaps 37,
of the audience, but our green jackets sweeping across two rows in the
balcony looked handsome, and once the curtain rose for "Maine", we
were the only ones present as far the boys were concerned. They were
familiar with the music as the score had been introduced during recent
music appreciation classes at school. The show itself was excellent, with
lively dancing, good humour and catchy tunes. The first Broadway
musical at an impressionable age will carry permanent happy memories
for the boys - and most of the adults, too.
A three block walk brought us to the hotel and allowed us six hours
sleep before an early breakfast and the day train back to Montreal and
Complete cost of the trip? 5565 per boy Cpartly American dollarsj.
Next year? Usaka.
'1' H If A S H is U R IA N .w
IXIPRIQSSIONS UF NIQW YORK
There are papers everywhere-they have been swept onto the
stairs of basement apartments. There is soot on everything, but it smells
relatively clean. I get a closed-in feeling from the tall buildings that
seem to meet over my head. There is no silence anywhere, not even on a
This hotel is no Chateau Laurier but it is a roof over our heads. l'm
hot and sticky and there is no hot water. I have the feeling that some-
thing is going to scurry across the Hoor. There are stores everywhere
around usg I wonder where all the people live.
Chinatown is astonishingly clean. I think it is my favorite part of
New York. The telephone booths have peculiar pagoda tops. There
seem to be very few people on the streets. This Buddhist temple is some-
thing new and interesting. I've never seen anything like it before. Half
way in the light dims until there are only red lamps lighting a brassy-gold
statue of Buddha. A little jewel sparkles in his forehead. There are
statuettes of Chinese gods on either side of him. It is very quiet.
Next door to the temple is a curiosity shop. I can smell the musty
odour of incenseg I wonder if Mom would like some.
There is a block-headed American at the ticket office. Nlr. Sher-
wood cannot make him understand what kind of tickets he wants.
Canadian honesty wins and finally we get on the boat. I can feel the
engines, vibrations. The water is very dirty and has a peculiar smell. It
does not smell clean and fishy like Nova Scotia waters. From out on the
water, New York looks small but high. The Statue of Liberty looks
bigger than I expected. Inwood Park is a surpriseg I did not expect any
of New York to be that thickly populated with trees. I wonder if any-
body is ever going to open that railroad bridge so our boat can go
This is a delicious steak! Done just the way I like itg well done but
nice and tender. lVhat a huge potato! I could never eat it all. Real
butter on the garlic roll. Almost as good as a homemade mealg much
better than last night's ham sandwich.
The United Nations buildings have most interesting shapes. The
gifts from various countries are very impressiveg the swinging pendulum.
powered by the sun, from Hollandg Norway's gift. the statue of a person
made from a single tree trunkg a huge Persian rug, three Hoors high.
The orchestra adds a lot to "NIame". I can see why it is a "hit".
There is as much going on behind me as in front of me. Two stupid
females from Wisconsin seem to know nothing about Canada. although
their state borders our country.
88 THE ASHBURIAN
"You boys aren't Americans, are you? VVhere're you from?
"T'hat's up north, isn't it? VVhere and in what do you live?"
"Ottawa, Ontario. In igloos."
"lVhat're Canada's favorite sports?
"Lacrosse and checkers!"
Nothing is more boring that a full day on a train. At Montreal we
enjoy two minutes of term fiwlm. At last we're back in Ottawa. My
legs feel funny, they vibrate a little. I'm glad I'm Canadian. I couldn't
last an honest day in the States by myself.
FRED STODDARD, Trans "A"
AN UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE
One sultry summer's afternoon when Rob, my brother and I were
fishing, millions of bubbles gurgled their way to the surface of the water.
The sky grew grey and the whole atmosphere became eerie. As it was
suppertime, we hoisted the anchor, started the motor, and skimmed across
the glass-like lake.
just as we entered the cottage, a cool strong gust of wind, a loud
clap of thunder and a shattering bolt of lightning, stopped us in our
tracks. The lake, minutes before as calm as a millpond, now erupted in
angry waves. This turbulence of nature grew until we were spellbound
with the sight before us. VVith the wind one hundred miles per hour, and
the rain lashing at the window panes, we felt helpless.
Suddenly, a rather large tree crashed to the ground. The lawn
furniture, caught in a swirl, was hurled to the top of the hill. The
little white rowboat was tossed about like a match stick on the choppy
waters and finally gave up and was submerged near shore. Limbs and
branches continually fell to the ground. A fleeting glimpse out of the
side window showed us the flattened tent. This chaos continued for
about half an hour.
VVhen the winds subsided and the downpour turned to a drizzle, we
ventured outside to survey the upheaval. Rob plodded up the sodden
path to the top of the hill only to come pounding down again and sending
us all to panic stations once again. Lightning had struck the wires and
set a nearby tree on fire. A quick trip to town brought the emergency
hydro crew. They handled the situation with conhdence and in two or
three hours all was right once more. In two or three weeks with blood,
sweat, and toil, our things were restored to normal. It was a most unusual
day. Scorl' I-IARcoUR'1'
THE ASHBURIAN S9
Back R0-wa S. Mcflachran, P. Mangifesta, D. Pryde, E. Dahlberg, S. Harcourt I, P.
Copestake, N. Polk, P. Hogarth.
I-'rom Row: G. jeffrey, R. Dowling, D. Reeve, P. Harcourt ll, T. McLeod ll.
MILES FOR MILLIONS - 1969
This year the forty-mile walk was a great success. The walk on
Saturday, 1+ April, was set up with sixteen checkpoints with about three
miles between each check point.
About 35,000 people started and about 7,000 people Finished.
The City of Ottawa raised about EB-l50,000 and Ashbury raised about
Back Row: S. Comis, K. Gillett. B. Magner, E. Dahlberg, E. Cahn, D. Grills, R. Pitfield,
C. Taylor, D. Lawrence, R. Crinion, G. Rennie.
Middle Row: G. Thompson, A Tross, M. Achbar, G. McKenna, A. Haythornthwaite,
J. Thompson, V. MacDermot, T. Boyd, P. Farquhar, M. Stone, j. Ford.
Frovzt Row: P. Mangifesta, L. Anderson, G. jeffrey, S. Harcourt l, D. Reeve, P.
Harcourt ll, T. McLeod ll, P. Copestake, N. Polk, S. McEachran.
90 THE ASHBURIAN
A MAN THAT I XVOULD HAVE ADMIRED
There are many people that I admire such as my parents and relatives,
teachers and political people. VVho shall I pick? My choice will be a
person that I never knew, but I'm sure that if I had, I would be a better
person for it.
Samuel Eugene Stevens was born in the 1840's in Vermont. His
father and brother were both ministers. During the Civil VVar he be-
came a doctor. It was then said that in a New England family the smart-
est goes into Medicine, the next goes into the Clergy then the slowest goes
into Education. CPop was born in New Yorkb.
In the 1910's he wrote four books called:
Volume l. The Philosophy of the Great Unconscious. This was
summed up in one sentence from the Christian Register. '4Seeing no rea-
son to believe in the supernatural, or to hold that consciousness can have
existence apart from a physical organization, our author attempts to show
how much remains to one that believes the Universe in which we play
our part is a great unconscious organism."
Volume 2. Science and Superstition. In this comes the profound
quotation, "To the memory of Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the
stake in Rome, February 16, 1600, by command of the spiritual author-
ities of the Christian Church - for daring to thinkf'
Volume 3. The Economy of Misery, and last but not least, Immor-
Some of Uncle Sam's quotations before he died were:
"VVho question much, learn muchf'
"The only thing I have against cleanliness is that it is next to god-
"Minds formed on a supernatural concept of things have but one
idea, and this is a wrong one."
And one that is more true now than when he wrote it, "You should
build a wall around the South and send missionaries to it."
He died in the 1930's because he would not put an extra log on the
Ere. N. POLK
It was one chilly winter's day,
VVhen church bells were ringing,
And children were singing,
Old had joy in their hearts,
Young were happy for Christmas was there,
Children were prancing, their hearts were dancing
They were happy for Christmas was there.
THE ASHHURIAN 91
IIURRICANIC XI' SIQX
The wind tossed the fiimsv raft catapulting its occupants into the
air then with a slap to the sea. The day before the sea seemed so friendly
and blue. Now it was in a frenzy of fury, lashing waves upon the terri-
fied castaways. The occupants were numbered five. They had lost their
way in a small cruiser and after springing a bad leak had to relv on the
raft as a last resort. I
Half dead with exhaustion the five righted the raft and dragged each
other aboard. The raging wind spilled thousands of gallons of salty sea
water soaking every inch of clothing draped about their shivering bodys.
The drenched garments clung to them as they held on to prevent falling
out. Wind and sea fought against them and their raft was not completely
on their side. If the weight was not distributed evenly the raft would flip
with the next wave. The thunder clapped and lightning flashed blind-
ing them each time. Again the raft capsized tumbling the five into the
great depths. After every one was aboard it was noticed only four had
made it. Fear gripped them like a giant cold hand. Finally after one
more deluge of rain the hurricane subsided. The remaining four made
it to a south sea island. To their surprise they found they had, in this
small craft, had lived through one of the greatest hurricanes of all history.
One night I dreamt that I was in England. I saw gentle rolling hills
green with grass and in the background I saw about twenty dogs running
after a fox and behind the dogs I saw men in bright red coats on beautiful
black horses. As I watched the horses gallop, they suddenly disappeared
into a forest of oak and elm trees.
As I stared at the trees they suddenly turned into a castle with bright
red fiags and lions painted on them. Then I saw the drawbridge slowly
lower and somebody motioned to me to come in. XYhen I got inside I
thought I had stepped into a new world. As I looked around I saw
beautiful ornate wood carvings of animals. At the very end of a corridor
I saw an archway which opened into a big room with a bright red carpet
and in the middle of the ceiling was a big crystal chandelier.
Then I saw a door and I walked toward it and opened it. XYhen I
turned around I saw that the castle had disappeared and I was standing in
an open field. As I looked up I saw a hill covered with yellow fiowers.
XYhen I got to the top of the hill a village started to take shape in
front of me. As I looked down I saw that the houses had thatched roofs
and through the roofs grew grass and on some of the roofs grew beauti-
ful coloured fiowers. As I looked closer I saw that just about every
92 THE ASHBURIAN
house had window boxes full of beautiful coloured flowers. This dream,
sadly, came to an end when my alarm clock Hlled the silence with a ting-
lX4IKE PERLEX'-ROBERTSON, Trans HB"
A LITTLE BIT OF NATURE
The heads of grass rippled slightly, when touched by a fresh breeze.
Flowers cast up their fragrant aroma to the sky, only to be whisked
away by a cheeky little wind, to be lost for ever in the noonday sky.
Coming from nowhere and going to anywhere a tiny breeze, skip-
ped through meadows and danced over mountains, only to be caught by
a forest of trees. They groaned and the branches moaned as the wind
tore to be free. The leaves rustled and shivered, whispering sec-
rets as gusts of air blew through them. Twigs snapped and branches
swayed as the wind raged on and on. VVith a cry of pain, they let go,
sending the whirling wind rolling over and over down a small hill crush-
ing hundreds of flowers as he went. The air burned with the smell of
A rippling glistening stream gurgled merrily, as is wound throughout
a small forest, sloshing over rocks, under branches as it went. Finally it
plunged over a small waterfall, splashing on rocks, tossing up tiny pieces
of sand and pebbles.
The sky grey, as billowing clouds send out swirling tentacles of
darkness to envelope the helpless day. The clouds fill with anger, cast
down fiery bolts of death and smother the earth again and again.
Smoke rose from the scorched earth, to sting the eyes of the clouds. VVith
shame and sorrow the clouds begin to cry torrents of water, that soothed
the scorched earth below.
Snowdrops are shy little people with modest heads hanging down,
Tulips are stately young ladies with wide-spread crimson gown,
Daffodils are gay little children dancing in golden glee,
For springtime is Hower time, that's what it means to me.
lnconspicuous, shy scented violets, hiding beneath the trees,
Sugary-scented arbutus, a banquet for singing bees,
The ruby-teared wake robin, a lover's broken heart,
Away from the smog of the city, they belong to a world apart.
FRED STODDARD, Transitus "An
THE AsH1sU1e1.4.v 93
Freedom is a rare gift in this era which is endowed to onlv a few
countries, and in my opinion Canada is the frccst and safest of all the
Freedom to some is only a word, only a subject known as a govern-
ment called Democracy.
XYhat is freedom? Freedom is being able to have a job, work for
yourself, supporting a good healthy family, living in peace, love and joy.
lt is being able to have a voice in public affairs, being able to travel from
one city to another freely. lt's to be free!
China is a nation inhabited by peasants and farmers, none of whom
have a voice in the government, they are banished to their farms to slave
and toil for the government receiving nothing in reward. A Chinese
rebelling against Communism lives in great fear with danger facing him
from all directions. He and his family flee from the government contin-
Canadians are bestowed with a gift which few other countries are
allowed, freedom. Farmers toil their land and are rewarded, and for the
citizen, Democracy offers a go-od job, pay, and old age pension, a safe
home and a loving family. That's freedom!
"lVhat was that? Y" cried joe drowsily. The early morning stillness
was suddenly shattered by a gun's report which abruptly awoke his
companion. They quickly dressed and peered through their hotel win-
dow. To their amazement scarcely more than a hundred feet away was a
substantially large riot. The boys were held spell-bound at the strange
After managing to leave the incident they clambered up the stairway
which led to the hotel's dining lounge. They ordered their meals and ate
hastily. During the meal few words were uttered for they were deeply
absorbed in their thoughts.
They paid the bill and descended the stairs. Once at the lobby they
checked out. In the distance they could vaguely make out the sound
of a police car's siren. It gradually increased in volume as the cruiser
approached. Bob ran outside and signalled joe to follow. The riot had
died down considerably, since they had last observed it. just then a pow-
erful motor sputtered, caught hold and roared away. It contained a few
injured Negroes. They questioned a nearby onlooker asking him what
the skirmish was about. He replied, "It was originally a negro human
right demonstration but it got out of hand." They thanked the man and
94 THE ASHHURIAN
There were still signs of the battle, some broken glass and here and
there puddles of blood on the streets. They came across a night-stick
which they salvaged and kept as a souvenir of their excursion to Chicago.
THE VVORLD IVE LIVE IN
The U'orld we live in today is a hectic world. It is full of the things
that will one day desroy a world. Hunger, garbage disposal, atomic
power, over-population, and racial friction are some of the problems of
The Hrst problem is hunger. Over three quarters of the world is
starving. Most of the people are in the Far East. But there are some in
Latin America and Africa. In Biafra, many children have died as a result
of that there is not enough food. So the starving goes on.
Garbage will soon pile up until there will be garbage everywhere we
look. There will be giant plagues in which many will die. There was
a garbage strike in New York City in which the streets were filled with
the unwanted material. So the garbage piled up.
Atomic wars have been threatening the earth for 25 years. Two
atomic bombs were dropped on japan in VVJV. II. United States and
Russia have equally powerful atomic powers. Many other countries
have atomic weapons. If there were to be an atomic war, it would be the
end of the world. So, the weapons increase in number. Over-population
is a problem also. Birth Control centres have been set up around the
world to tackle the problem, but each year there is an increasing number
The racial problem could be easily stopped if one race could get
along with another. In the "United States" it is a very bad problem.
So the arguments pile up.
IVhy all these problems? Don't blame me everybody says. But, if
everybody did "try" the problems would not "pile up".
lXIA'r'1'H1f2w S'1'oN1c, Form II
There had been several newspaper reports on airplanes being hi-
jacked to Cuba so I said to myself: "XYhy, if all these people are succeed-
ing, couldn't I?" Instead of going to Cuba l would go to I Iawaii. I spent
the next couple of weeks at the airport preparing my plan.
February the Zlst was the night for me to board. Flight number
I-+89 was leaving for Los Angeles at 8: 30 p.m. I was to deliver food for
the plane and hide till after departure.
THE ASHBURIAN QS
8:30 p.1n. all passengers were aboard and the big doors were closed.
IYC took off, in the confusion of serving dinner. l was able to get a seat
and read a magazine. An hour before landing I would have to make mv
move. At the right time, I asked the stewardess if I could go up to the
cockpit to see what it was like. She went to ask the pilots permission and
in live minutes brought me up. I closed the door behind me and took out
my gun and said "This is a stick up turn your course to llawaii and no
They thought I was joking until they saw my gun. They turned the
plane slightly west and later notified the passengers. The rest of the
trip was very quiet and in five hours we landed in I Iawaii.
Since I had been to Hawaii before I was able to make my getaway.
After three beautiful months in the sun, surfing, swimming and Hshing,
I decided to board a ship to japan and work at Expo 70.
jonx ARNor.n, Form ll
IIIT BY A TORPEDO
During 1940 in XYorld IYar II the H.Nl.S. Sparrow, a passenger
ship was making her way to France. Wie had been travelling less than
five days when we were warned of German U boat raids. On the eighth
day we sighted a black pole projecting out of the water, which was mov-
ing at a fair speed. We knew what it was.
It was the periscope of a German U boat. A U boat is a submarine.
These vessels are fifty feet long in length. They have a crew of twelve.
They carry deadly torpedoes in the bow. They can submerge to a depth
of fifty feet.
As the object moved toward us, we saw a strange object ejected
from the craft. It was a torpedo, and it was steadily gaining speed as it
moved toward us. Fortunately, it missed our craft. Another came, it
XYhen the noise of the explosion reached my ears, I felt as though I
had been shot. There were women screaming, children crying, and the
old just waiting to die. The ship had been hit in the hull. The water
came rushing in. Everyone thought they were doomed so nobody did
anything. Those who did jump overboard were machine-gunned by
the surfacing submarine. Nobody escaped. There were innumerable
bodies on the surface of the water, slowly sinking to join the others.
Now I rest in peace with a bullet in my chest, and I will no longer
hear the explosion of a torpedo, the screaming of women, or the crying
of children, but will rest forever in Davy jones Locker.
Xlarruriw Sroxii, Form II
96 THE ASHBURIAN
The ravenous fire ate hungrily through our camp site destroying
everything in its path. VVe woke to the eerie crackling sound of the
burning trees. Then looking outside I saw the raging Hre at our door-
step. IVe sped out the back of the tent and panic stricken raced through
I ran about five hundred yards and then stopped. Suddenly I real-
ized I was alone. It was as if I was in a race. My friends had dropped
out and I was racing alone with my enemy the Hre. But where was I
racing? I knew there was a stream near by but I wasn't sure of its location.
I regained my courage and ran harder than ever because I noticed the fire
was almost in a complete circle around me and the massive walls of Hames
were racing toward me.
Now I was beginning to feel the pain of running and the blistering
heat of the Hre. I started coughing from the deadly smoke and the black
haze of it behind me. I seemed to think I was in a boiling oven and was
beginning to be roasted.
Then suddenly I saw a clearing. I ran to it and saw the stream
twenty-Hve yards away. I knew when I crossed the stream I was safe
from the devastating fire.
Now I realized there was no more danger because by now the forest
rangers were on the scene and would search for survivors. They picked
me up in a helicopter and took me to their post where I discovered I was
the only survivor of ten. I found it hard to believe that such a peaceful
hike could turn into such a dreadful experience until I awoke and found
it was only a bad dream. BOB HENDERSON
ASHBURYIS TRIP TO THE DGMINION OBSERVATORY
The cool night air was filtering through the rumblings of the bus and
quick talking boys as Mr. Beedell's throng of star watchers headed for the
In twenty minutes we had slowly pulled through the gates of the
Iixperimental Farm and headed to the Ubservatory buildings. IVith a
slight lurch forward the bus had stopped and the boys hustled out onto
the dew bitten grass, all eyes skyward.
We were split into two groups, one to go up into the observatory
dome, where the telescope was, and the other down to a separate building
to view a movie. Then we would vice versa the program. I was in the
group seeing the movie first.
The movie was very good. Although it was made in 1960 it still
was very knowledgeable. It was done by the National Film Board and it
THE ASHBURIAN H7
After the film we went to the observatory dome to use the telescope.
CThis building has a rounded roof that can turn, with opening doors.
The telescope has a special device to keep on pinpoint aim as the planets
move in the sky.J Inside, in the bottom of the building a young student
of astronomy showed us pictures of different phenomenas and explained
Finally the moment arrived which most of us had been waiting for.
The chance to look through the large telescope. XYC were shown jupiter
and four of its moons and the moon. This was very exciting.
I, with many others enjoyed this trip very much and would like to
thank Mr. Beedell for an enjoyable evening.
Boys who have had a vear's average of 80'fQ, or better, are excused
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from final exams. These boys are:
Trans A: Babbitt II, Copestake, Harcourt I, jelenick, Pitlield, Stod-
Trans B: Arden, Tanos.
IIIB: Grahovae, Magner, KIacDermot, Klulock.
II: james II, McLeod, Stone, Teron.
I: Brown, Hargrove, Power, Rosen, Thompson II, IYilson III.
On Wednesday morning Klr. Laird took us to Mackenzie Kings
Estate at Kingsmere and then to Laurier House. In the afternoon we
stayed at school.
On Thursday morning we went, with Mr. Humphreys, to Chris
Teron's home in Kanata. In the afternoon we had a track meet.
On Friday morning Mr. Flynn took us to a miniature golf course.
In the afternoon we went on a tour of Radio Station CKCY, courtesy of
On Monday morning Nlr. Robertson took us on a tour of the
National Arts Centre and in the afternoon we saw N.F.B. films at the
National Art Gallery. A
On Tuesday morning and afternoon Mr. Laird took us to Scott
Harcourt's cottage on Norway Lake.
UNDER 1-I SOCCER TEAM
VVinners of the E.C.C.E.S.S.A. K Rideau Cups
Bnflc Row: T. A. Dickson, N. G. Birks, R. S. Childers, C. AI. Pare, AI. I-I. E. Sherwood,
Esq., R. H. Pitfield, D. C. Paterson, D. G. Rennie, D. j. Ross.
lfrovlr Row: D. Pryde, I. D. Cuthhertson, R. D. Arden, R. Grant-VVl1yte, Capt.,
R. G. Pinlini, Vice-Capt., I.. IRI. Zunenshine, P. A. AI2lI1gIfCSf2l.
JUNIOR SOCCER TEAM
RIDEAU CUP AND CARLETON COUNTY CUP CHAMPS
Mr. Sherwood, Coiifb
R. Grant-IVhyte KCI, Centre
R. Arden, Left l7I5idL'
D. Pryde, Right Inside
L. Zunenshine, Left II'iHg'
R. Pinnn CAD, Right II'i11g'
I. Cuthbertson, L. Hnlflnick
D. Rennie, C. Hnlflnivk
R. Childers, R. H.1lfImc'le
R. Pitfield, L. I"i1lllmc'le
D. Paterson. R. Fzllllmclc
. Pure, Goalie
T. Dickson, Sparc
N. Birks, Spare
D. Ross, Sparc
P. Copestake, Sparc
UNDER 13 SOCCER TEAM
Back Row: j. L. Beedell, Esq., T. O. D. McLeod, G. VV. Howe, R. j. Henderson
M. S. jelenick, R. H. Babbitt, T. C. Koressis, E. Dahlberg.
From Rout A. james, R. j. G. Bennett, S. D. Harcourt, CI. A. Annpolsky, Capt.
F. Villasana, D. Reeve, Vice-Capt., P. M. VViener.
UNDER 13 NB" TEAM
Back Rofw: L. Beedell, Esq., A. S. Tross, K. Pekelsky, C. B. Scott, S. G. Moulds
C. D. -Iaquays, P. M. Taticek, M. Beedell, D. F. Babbitt, M. H. E. Sherwood
.Hiddle Row: M. XV. Tkachuk, R. VV. Dowling, C. N. Power, C. N. Teron, C. M
Paterson, P. M. VViener, D. K. Brown.
From Rofw: j. S. Rosen, C. XV. Byford, R. M. W'ilson, G. M. jeffrey, Capt., P. J
Harcourt, M. Lynch-Staunton, I. K. Hargrove, B. H. Chick.
In Front: D. G. Cuzner, j. C. Thompson, M. E. Pimm, il. K. Moffatt.
100 THE ASI-IBURIAN
jUNIOR HOCKEY TEAM
Winners of the E.C.C.E.S.S.A. Tro-phy
Back Row: M. H. E. Sherwood, Esq., B. H. Chick, P. Harcourt, D. Reeve, A.
Mailman, P. Mangifesta, M. j. Beedell, E. Dahlberg.
Front R0-'wz G. M. jeffrey, T. O. D. McLeod, R. H. Pitfield, D. Pryde, Capt., D. G.
Rennie, G. B. P. johnson, R. G. Pimm.
jUNlOR SCHOOL HOCKEY
lt was that time of year again . . . hockey.
lt took about a month, whittling down the junior School into the
team and after countless practices, drills, workouts and anything else
possible, that team, under the coaching of Mr. Sherwood, felt ready for
the first game.
The first game was at Hull Arena against Viscount Alexander with
Pimm in nets, Prydc at centre, Mailman and McLeod on wings and
johnson and Pitfield on defence.
Scoring went to Pryde and Rennie getting doubles, Birks getting a
single and McLeod, johnson, Mailman, Pifield and Dahlberg assisting.
XYC swept 5-2.
As a prep game for the juniors, we hosted the Senior 2nds on Ash-
bury ice. Our only goal went to Rennie with McLeod assisting. lYe
tied them 1-1.
THE ASHBURIAN 1111
Perhaps the most exciting game was when we went to l,.C.CQ. in
Montreal to challenge the team that has beat Ashbury at least 9 years
since Mr. Sherwood has coached the team but we beat them 3-2 'with
Dahlberg assisting both Rennie's goals and Rennie assisting Xlangifestrfs
Sedburgh paid us a visit and we swept 9-5 with 5 goals by Pryde, 2 by
Mailman, 1 by McLeod and Mangifesta. Assists were 2 by Pitfield, 3 by
McLeod, 1 by johnson, Dahlberg and Mangifesta.
Again we THCI Viscount Alexander at Hull but this was their better
team. Goals went to Mailman, McLeod and Birks with Mailman getting
the only assist. lVe won 3-1.
lVe felt it was time to pay St. Georges a visit so again we penetrated
Montreal territory. Pryde got a hat trick and McLeod singled. Assists
went 2 to McLeod, 1 by Pryde and Mailman. We bounced them 4-0.
For this game each team had to travel to Papineauville. There we
dashed Sedburgh. Pimm was pulled as goalie, replaced by Jeffreys, took
Dahlberg's place and got an amazing 2 assists in 10 minutes, along with
3 assists by Dahlberg, 2 by Reeve and 1 by Pryde and Birks. Goals were
scored with Pryde, McLeod, Birks and Mangifesta getting doubles and
johnson and Reeve singling. XYe shut them out 10-0.
Meanwhile the Senior Znds were itching to beat us but the Eastview
arena certainly wasn't a good choice. Even though they hired fake
refs in Barrot and Fogel, we laughed them out of the arena 6-4 with
clinkers by Birks, Pryde and Rennie getting doubles, Birks, johnson,
Mailman, Pryde and Mangifesta getting assists.
With Fogel getting fired, Barrot reffed the game when St. Georges
visited us on Ashbury ice. Pryde got 2 and Rennie got 1. McLeod and
lVe went on to many more games and enjoyed a perfect season and
didn't lose one game. We won the out-of-town trophy and all-in-all we
had a successful season.
102 THE ASHBURIAN
,IUNIOR SVVIMMING TEAM
Iiaflc R0-'wr C. M. Pare, H. Robertson, Fsq., J. S. McEachran.
lfrunr Roar: T. A. Dickson, S. D. Harcourt, P. G. Copestake.
This year for the first time, the Junior School had a swim team -
and a very successful one at that! Ashbury swimmers competed in three
meets, in addition to their own. Their first competition was against the
Gloucester Swim Club. This was an informal meet. This was followed
by the Bayshore Swim Meet in which they competed against all of the
Ottawa Clubs. Finally, they competed in the Gloucester Swim Meet.
Ashbury won a number of events at all these meets, but suffered on the
scoreboard from the lack of a girls' team. The medley relay team con-
sisted of Nlclfachran Cbutterflyj, Copestake Cliackstrolcej, Harcourt I
Clireaststrokej. and Parc CCrawlJ On the record this relay team is pro-
bably one of the best junior school teams in Ottawa.
Ashbury's intra-mural swim meet was held at the CFB. Rockclitfe
pool. Cioblins won with Hying colours, followed by XYizards, Dragons.
and Hobbits in that order. This meet was an outstanding success and is
now planned as an annual event.
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Two weaknesses were evident in this years' program. The swim-
mers didn't have enough time for proper training, and lacked a girls' team
for all outside competitions. These disadvantages could be overcome by
constructing a pool to be shared by Ashbury and lilmwood and by
having Elmwood compete with Ashbury as a team.
Many thanks to Mr. H. Robertson for coaching us this year and for
or anizin such an en'o able meet.
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JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM
Back Row: C. M. Pare, V. B. P. Moshansky, P. AI. Taticek, E. McGrath, R. J. Hender-
son, j. S. McEachran, R. Laird, Esq.
Front Row: P. G. Copestake, L. XV. Anderson, NI. S. jelenick, R. D. Arden, Capt.,
F. Villasana, L. Zunenshine, A. H. Sainsbury.
The Ashbury College basketball team played three games. Our first
game was at St. Georges It was a good game but Ashbury lost by about
20 points. We went by bus to Alontreal at St. Georges Our second
game was against Bayshore, the Ashbury team put up a good game but
they lost. The third game was at Viscount Alexander. It was a close
game but as luck would have it the Ashbury team lost. The top scorer
was Ron Arden in all three games. PETER THICIQK
104 THE ASI-IBURIAN
THE GYM TEAM
Bark Row: R. D. Arden, D. G. Rennie, L. Beedell, Esq., T. A. Dickson, K. Bryan.
Third Row: D. Pryde, N. G. Birks, A. H. Sainsbury, D. F. J. Babbitt, D. j. Ross.
Second Rofwz G. W. Howe, R. S. Walker, S. D. Harcourt, L. W. Anderson, P. P.
Hogarth, P. E. Hurley.
Front Row: G. R. McKenna, P. J. Harcourt, D. Reeve, V. T. MacDermot, R. G. Pimm,
R. G. Bennett.
THE GYMNASTIC TOURNAMENT
The gym tournament took place on May 13. The boys involved in
this affair were Alan Sainsbury, Kim Bryan, Patrick Hurley, Doug Ross
and Ron Arden. The judges were Mr. Stewart the person who donated
the H. Stewart Trophy and Mr. Anderson. The boys had to do four
compulsories which were the headspring on the mats, neckspring on the
width box, the straddle on the long box, and the straddle on the parallel
bars. lCach boy had to do four options one on each piece of equipment.
Une of the options of each boy was a long arm by Kim Bryan, a head-
spring on the long box by Alan Sainsbury, a flying bent back lift by
Patrick, a flying angel by Doug Ross and a long arm by Ron Arden. It
was a close competition but Arden won with a slight ten point lead over
Many thanks to Mr. Stewart for judging the events and for pre-
sentin f the tro h f.
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JUNIOR CRICKET TEAM
Back Row: R. G. Pimm, J. S. McEachran, D. C. Paterson, H. j. Robertson, Esq., R. H.
Pitfield, R. D. Arden, P. G. Copestake.
Front Row: M. S. jelenick, P. Mangifesta, D. Pryde, R. S. Grant-Whyte, Captain, D.
Reeve, P. M. Taticek.
The Cricket season was a rather short season for various reasons. IYC
had no cricket nets Cdue to the delay in shippingj. This had hampered
us, as a result of this our bowling and fielding have been better than our
batting. We had three games. Our first game was against Sedburgh and
we beat them in an exciting game. The highlight of the season was the
tour to Trinity College School QPort I-Iopeb and Lakeiield which were
our other games. T.C.S. was too good for us and we lost, but we beat
Lakefield comfortably. The captain of the team was Grant-Xlhyte. lelis
bowling was outstanding, and the best batter on the tour was Nlangifesta.
The Best Cricketer Award will be presented at the end of the term.
106 THE ASHBURIAN
THE CROSS COUNTRY RUNS
It was a cold and rainy afternoon, XVednesday, April 16th, when all
the Ashbury boys turned out to run . . .
This year a new Wa of awardin oints was tried. Instead of the
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Winner of each age class winning all the points, it was done by award-
in oints to each finisher with a time limit. The house that had the
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most boys in by the limit Won the most points.
. . . On this cold and dreary afternoon Ashbury junior boys ran
very well and many boys distinguished themselves as good runners.
Results of the Cross-Country Races: April 16th, 1969
Under 12 years lst Farquhar Time: 17 m. 38 secs.
2nd james II
3rd Babbitt II
Under 14 years lst Pimm I Time: 16 m. 28 secs.
Intermediate lst Macdonald Time: 19 m.
E vent Dmgom G oblim Hobbits Ufizards
Under 12 8 6 5 2
Under 14 8 6 4 2
Intermediate 0 8 0 0
Total 16 20 9 4
Congratulations to all those who gained points for their team totals.
Under 12: VValker, james, Babbitt II, Thomson, Braden, Tross, Rawlin-
son, Heaton, Farquhar, Anapolsky, IVilson III, IX iill lacDermot, Boyd,
Under 14: Howe, Bennett II, Reeve, Copestake, Beedell, Pitfield, Pimm,
Dahlberg, Nlangifesta, MacLaren, Trites, Yaxley II, james I, Mac-
leod, Smith lll, Luciani Il, Boyd l, Cuttle, Polk, McEachran.
Imermediate: Beqaj, MacDonald lll, Stiles, Hallett, Macdonald II, Ben-
nett l, Davies, Barnes ll, Smith ll, A ilil lorrison, Arden, McNally, Rick-
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JUNIOR SOFTBALL TEAM
Back Rofwz M. H. E. Sherwood, Esq., P. G. Copestake, D. G. Rennie, R. Childers,
J. S. McEachran, D. C. Paterson.
From Row: D. Reeve, P. Mangifesta, R. S. Grant-VVhyte, R. D. Arden, R. H. Pitheld,
THE SPORTS DINNER
The Sports Dinner, the annual dinner for all teammates and coaches
of Ashbury College.
This year the dinner was held in the dining hall where the junior
and Senior teams joined to be awarded prizes and to hear the speakers.
As usual we were given one of Mark Taticek's delicious turkey dinners.
fMark is our great cooklj.
The speakers were the world's fastest man, Mr. Harry Jerome and
Mr. Christopher Lang, Director of Taskforce on sports. The special
guest was Mr. Sam Berger, the president of the Ottawa Rough Riders.
The awards were in the main presented to the Senior teams. How-
ever the juniors received the two cups won in Soccer. presented to
Robert Grant-lVhyte, captain and Robert Pimm, vice captain. The
Hockey Cup was presented to Derek Pryde our Hving center icenian.
It was an enjoyable evening.
103 THE ASHBURIAN
SAILING TEAM - 1969
On Sunday, june lst, boys from Lakefield, Ridley, Hillfield, L.C.C.,
Crescent School and Ashbury, took part in a Regatta sponsored by Lake-
The weather was perfect. Each school rotated from one boat to
another, in a series of seven races, ending up with the boat they started
in. The boats were "Albacores" and are about 12' in length.
Pimm I, Babbitt I, and I represented the Jr. School, and Mr. Sher-
wood kindly provided the transportation and coaching. Though Lake-
field came out on top, with Hillfield and Ridley following, we placed
Many thanks must go to Lakefield for their kind hospitality, for all
sailors were provided with excellent accommodation and meals.
The Rifle Range this year was instructed by Mr. Tottenham, any
boy was allowed to enter, and they shot a series of targets. In the end
near March and April, the best six boys were picked from each of the
four houses, and a shoot off was held. The best shot was Grant-VVhyte
and second to him was McEachran.
Mr. Tottenham also had two assistants, Stephen Comis and Scott
CAMPING TRIP '69
On a warm, sunny May Saturday, Mr. Beedell accompanied by Mr.
Tottenham, Mr. Laird and Mr. Humphreys along with 32 members of
the junior School, set off up the Ottawa River in four XVar Canoes and
three small canoes.
VVe paddled 12 miles up stream with no real objective except to Hnd
a good camping spot. We got the tent up and then had a terrific supper
of Hamburgers. After supper we had a sing song and retired, tired but
happy. The next morning we packed our gear and paddled for home,
with everyone supporting a sunburn and sore muscles.
TOBOGGANING - 1969
On a cold, crisp and sunny day, Mr. Humphreys and Mr. Tottenham,
assisted by Commander Babbitt and his stationwagon, went out on the
slopes with members of the junior School.
Mark, the cook, had arranged an extremely good box lunch and we
stayed most of the day on the slopes.
XVe returned to the school soaked to the skin and tired. XVe would
like to thank Ashbury mothers for the use of their son's toboggans.
THE ASHBUIHAN mo
The Olympics at Ashbury this year was much like the real Olympics
except that the events had been changed.
Each team of every house had a Hag of the country they would be
representing in the games. Mr. Beedell obtained these Hags from each
embassy. The Olympics took 3 to 4 days in length while each team
played a different country each day. On the first day of the olympics
there was a great show of colour as the Hags mingled together high in the
There were many events all the way from the tug of war and the
wheel barrel race all the way to the very fast relay races.
The team that won in total points was the Dragons followed very
closely by the Hobbits and then by the Goblins and XVizards.
The Olympics were a lot of fun and gave each boy a small sample as
to what the real Olympics are like.
It was fun and everybody enjoyed participating. R PHQFIFLD
ASHBURY POETRY CONTEST
The contestants this year were David Babbitt, Jeff Rosen, Nlatthew
Stone, Gregory Dowd, Nick Polk and Philip TVeiner. The contestants
were given a compulsory poem, "The S-oldierl' by Rupert Brook. The
contestants were given about three weeks before the contest to read and
to study this poem. They were then given a poem "An Old XVoman of
the Road" by Padraic Colum.
The judges, Dr. Spencer and Mr. Polk, said that all the contestants
read their poems well. Although none memorized the prepared poem all
knew it well. T MCGRUH
JUNIOR PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
It was the second last day of school and true to plan, the annual
public speaking contest was held.
Mr. Polk and Mr. james kindly consented to judge the contest.
The following names are those of the competitors and their topics:
Doug Ross - Model Rocketing
David Maclaren -Apollo 8 Mission
Robert XValker - Duckbill Platypus
Don Paterson - Lakehead
Chris Power - Animal Conservation
The winner David Maclaren was awarded a poetry book at closing
ere ' .
C monies ERIC D.-XIeII,I3ERG
110 THE ASHBURIAN
HOUSE SHOOTING COMPETITION
I would like to thank Stephen Comis and Scott McEachran for their
help and assistance in the Rifle Range. They both did a terrific job. I
would also like to congratulate Robert Grant-VVhyte who scored 275
and was the best shot of junior School, and Scott Mcllachran who came
second with 272. TVell done.
The Competition started after Christmas with a total of 45 boys.
From this group I picked the best 24 boys, 6 representing each house.
These 6 Boys had five different targets to shoot at with a total of 300
points for a perfect score. The Competition ended the 2nd Week after
the Easter break.
I hope the competition was interesting and I would like to compli-
ment everybody for a job well done. T. C. TOTTENHAM
H owe Shooting
HOBBITS 25 50 25 100 100 300
Grant-VVhyte 24 42 25 92 92 275
Arnold 25 7
Haythornthwaite 25 6
Paterson II 202
Kuhn 25 1
Beedell 25 6
Harcourt I 201
GOBLIN S 300
Hurley 2 14
Mcllachran 27 2
Rowlinson 25 7
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I ima ine there were a lot of ood chess matches this year. I know I
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had a lot especially against Peter Tatieek and Pietro Nlangifesta. I hose
games were really close. As you can see below I won in Trans A, Festa
won in Trans B5 Zunenshine in 3A and Anapolsky in 3I35 james in Iform
II Cschool ehampj and IYilson IV in Form I.
Unfortunately the chess ran a little slow this year even though Xlr.
Humphreys kept pushing people to pQay. He had hoped to have more
tournaments but there wasn't time. I would have liked to get another
crack at james Cpresuming I won lwhich is doubtfullb. I imagine a lot of
people would haveg Zunenshine for one. There were a lot of contestants
this year and, thanks to Mr. Humphreys, we managed to get them all in.
SO I would like tO thank Mr. Humphreys for making it possible and hope
that he will keep up the good work.
vs. PIMM II
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WILSON III CHAMPION
vs. WILSON III
VS- 2 MCULDS
HARCOURT II ,
JOHNSON LYNCH- AIOLLDS
LYNCH SEEAUYTCN i STAUNTON
MCKENNA 3 JAMES H
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JAMES II A ' '
vs. s JAMES II s JAMES II V
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ARNOLD BABBITT II,
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FORM TRANS B
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VS' P MANGIFESTA,
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ROBERTSON PERLEY- T '
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FORM TRANS A
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FORM III A
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FORM 111 B ANAPOLSKY II JUNIOR SCHQUI
TRANS A HOWE J CHAMPION
TRANS B MANGIFESTA Y
There once was a boy in Trans A,
XVho loved to jump and to play,
He plays there no more,
'Cause his foot is quite sore,
And he limps ,bout the school all the day.
There was a young boy named Lee
VVho wondered what he could see
He thought of many a sight
But mainly of Paris at night
And settled for Clayton on Sea.
I am a boy of thirteen,
XVho in Trans A have been seen,
My name is a bird,
VVhich seems quite absurd,
And at the sports I'm very keen.
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Copestake's a boy in Trans A,
XYho rudeness would never display,
In front of a teacher,
For it is his feature,
To do it when teacher's away.
If some teacher should happen along,
XVhile he's chanting a rather rude song,
Mr. Sherwood, would 'tend it.
Armed with cane he would end it,
And right a IHOSI horrible wrong.
In cross country I sure am no jet
And I've not been initiated yet
I'm a goalie in soccer
In football, a blocker
But hockey's still my best bet.
There once was a boy named Rob
For short he was always Bob
I-Ie was popular with the girls
Since he liked their curls
But with the boys he was known as Rob.
Each morning as I lie in bed,
And try to open my eyes,
I find I'm just a sleepy head,
I'd rather lie in bed than rise.
There's exceptions to this rule, A
XYhen I awake with ease,
That's when I'm going to school,
And carrying my skis.
There once was a boy named the Hoge
XV ho was known as a bit of a Rogue
Once breaking the rule
He called Tati a fool
And now he resides in the morgue.
I am a boy in Transitus A
Who has had fun to this very day
I have to change my gear
For I go off next year
To Lakefield to work and to play.
I'd like to fail, I'd feel no shame,
The junior School has been a game,
Study, exams, work and play,
I've had fun in Trans A
The Senior School won't be the same.
There once was a fellow called CAK
Who his homework he just would not hack,
To Mister Beedell
One day he said h - --,
And he ended up getting a whack.
There was a young boy named Mac
NVhose math he just could not hack
He found out one day
In a strange new way
In math you must Work not slack.
An Ashbury student named Ted
Needs hot tea on rising from bed
He kicks up a fuss
Nearly misses his bus
XYhen his mother makes coffee instead.
There once was a boy named Pimmbo,
XVho went to a school to learn limbo,
IYhile under the bar,
He went too far,
There once 'was a boy named Pimmbo.
There was a young guy in Trans A
XYho of the cruel masters would say
They'll all of us kill
If We take a bad spill
Cn the night of the gym display.
The faces were grey in Trans A
As they all decided to pray
For things to go well
XYith good old Beedell
Nobody ventured to say.
My name is Nicholas Polk
I am a Trans A bloke
VVork, I abhor
Play, I adore
I always like a good joke.
My name is Derek Prydeg
And I just love to ride,
I go every week,
To saddle old peakg
And take him for one "H - --" of a ride.
There was a boy named the Rowl
XV hose aversion to Latin was droll
His work he would shirk
And Mister Polk he would irk
And down his marks would fall.
Also in poetry I fear
He would not have been liked by E. Lear
His rhymes don't rhyme
And he knows not why
Science rhymes not with I.
There was a young fellow named Stodds
VVho loved to eat fillets of cod
He studied his best
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ARDILN, RoN - My friends call me nose. My favourite sport is soccer.
My best friends are Don Paterson and Grant-IYhvte.
BRYAN, KIM -I live in Ottawa. My best friend is Pat Hurley.
CAI-IN, EDXVARD - This is my fourth year at Ashbury. I am in grade eight.
My favourite sports are hockey, soccer and cricket. My best sub-
jects are Latin, science and essay.
CAAIERON, LYLE -I have many friends. My favourite sports are skiing,
swimming and soccer.
CHILDERS, RICHARD -I live in Canada's Capital. This year has been the
best one so far. The classes were good and the teachers were great.
The New York trip topped off a great year at Ashbury.
ISUTHBERTSON, IAN - This is my fifth year at Ashbury. My favourite
sports are softball and tennis. I like History and Science.
DIcKsoN, Ton - My nickname is IVinnie. My best friend is Blair
Moshansky. My favorite sports are soccer and swimming. My
favourite subject is Math.
HURLEY, PAT-I like Ashbury and hope to come back next year. My
favourite master is Mr. Laird.
MANc:IFI5s'rA, PIERO - Everybody calls me Mangi. I have been at Ash-
bury for six years and I am coming to Grade Nine next year. I live
in Brantford, Ont. My best friends are David Reeve. Gerry Ana-
polsky and Derek Pryde.
NIARAZZA, PAT-This is my second year at Ashbury. I will be in the
senior school next year. My best past-time is playing the guitar.
AIOSHANSKY, BLAIR - My home is in Alberta. This is my second year at
Ashbury and I enjoyed it very much. Next year I hope to be enter-
ing the senior school. I hope to study law when I finish school.
120 THE ASHBURIAN
PA'I'ERsoN, DoN - Everyone knows me as "Don". I live in Lakehead and
I hope to come back next year. My favorite sport is soccer.
PIIRLEX'-ROBER'I'SON, NIIKE -I live in Rockcliffe Park. I have been here
for five years and I hope to come back. My favourite sport is skiing.
RENNIE, DoN- This is my first year at Ashbury. I will be coming
back next year. My favorite sport is hockey.
RENNIE, GORDON - This is my first year at Ashbury. I am coming back
next year. My favorite sport is hockey and baseball. My friends
are Mangi and Pryde.
Ross, DOL'GL.AS T. B. - This has been my best year at Ashbury. I hope
to come back next year. My favourite friends are Stephen Tanos and
Kim Bryan. My future ambition is to be a lawyer.
SAINSBURY, ALAN -I was born in Ottawa. My nickname is the Saint.
This is my last year at Ashbury.
TANos, STEPHEN -This is my Hrst year at Ashbury. I have enjoyed it
very much. My best subjects are Math, Science and English. My
favourite sport is track and field. My favourite friends are Doug
Ross and Kim Bryan. In the future I hope to become a lawyer.
FORM IIIA NOTES
BEEDELL, AIIKE - This is my first year at Ashbury. I've enjoyed it very
much. I'm in IIIA and my best subjects are Science and Geography.
BOYD, TREvoR - Birdie, this is my 6th year at Ashbury. My best subject
is Geography and lunch hour. My best sport is Track and Field.
CLIFFORD, STEVEN - I think Ashbury is a good school, it is the best school
Ilve been to, for instance the sports facilities are good with one and
a half hours of sports a day. The teachers are a lot better too. I find
that I learn a lot Inore than in other schools.
CRINION, ROGER-I am 12 years old. My favorite sports are football
and soccer. I like to read Tarzan books. The combination to my
locker is left to 38, right past 38 to 26, and left to 18. This is my
first and last year at Ashbury.
Down, GREIQORX' - This is my second year at Ashbury. I won the poetry
reading last year. I am eleven years old. My best subject is Math.
My best friend is Taylor.
CIRAHOYAC, S'I'IaPI-IEN - This is my fourth year at Ashbury, and I feel the
most successful. l am eleven and live in Ottawa. My favorite sub-
ject is lunch. My best sport is baseball.
GRII.I.s, DAN.A - This is my third year at Ashbury. My best friends are
john Ford, David Reeve and Stephen Grahovac.
IdAYTHORN'l'HXVAl'l'li, ADRIAN -I am twelve years old and my best sub-
jects are Math and Spelling. This is my first year at Ashbury. I live
in liemptville, Ontario.
JAQUAYS, CHARLES DEAN - My nickname is Chawolly. This is my first
year being a boarder and it is very interesting. My father is putting
up a seven acre cold storage warehouse in Lachine in which most of
the instant frozen foods companies will be storing their foodstuffs
there such as Blue TVater, Farm House, Birdseye and Swanson. He
will be putting other warehouses such as this one in the VVest Indies
at which I hope to work in future years.
LAXVRENCE, DAVID - This is my first year at Ashbury. My favorite sub-
jects are Music, Science, and lunch. My favorite sport is Cricket.
I hope to be in Trans A next year.
LOEB, ARTHUR - I am twelve years old in Grade 7. My favorite sports
are soccer, football and hockey. I will be coming back next year to
VINCENT NIACIDERAIOT -I am eleven years old in my first year at Ash-
bury. Two things I like about Ashbury are the sports and most of
the people here. Since I have come here I have found interest in
horseback riding, soccer and cricket among others.
REEVE, DAVID-Nickname: VVretched. I have been at Ashbury for
three years. I am thirteen and in grade 7A. My best friends are
Piero Nlagnifesta, Mike Beedell and Don Paterson. My favorite
sports are Baseball, Hockey and Track. My favorite teachers are
Mr. Sherwood and Mr. Flynn. I hate Zunenshine.
ZUNENSHINE, LESLIE - This is my second year at Ashbury. My favorite
sports are soccer and hockey. I am in IIIA. I like History because
you fool around. I hate Reeve.
XXIILSOX, PETER - This is my third year at Ashbury. My favorite hob-
bies are flying and boating. Next year I hope to be in Trans A.
IIIB FORM NOTES
ANAPOLSKY, GERRY -This is my fourth year at Ashbury and I like it
very much. My favourite subjects are History and Geography.
My favourite sports are hockey and soccer. XV hen I grow up I
would like to be a chemist or a computer programmer.
CONIIS, STEPHEN - This is my third year here. I live in Montreal and I
am thirteen years old.
I'IAlVIIL'l'0N, jot-IN - This is my fourth month at Ashbury and I like it. I
am 12 years old and I live in Ottawa. My favorite subject is history
and my favorite sport is tennis.
I-IENDERSQN, BOB - This is my second year at Ashbury and I like it very
much. My favorite sports are soccer, swimming and track and field.
My favorite subjects are Latin and English.
IEFFREY, GEORGE - My nickname is jeff or jeffrey. My best friends are
f'ILddy the Ted" CTed VVilgressJ "Legs" CBob Hendersonj and
Tiny Tim C Grant Thompsonl. My best sports are hockey, soccer,
swiming, baseball and cricket. I was the goalie for the hockey and
soccer team. This is my first year at Ashbury and I'm coming back
next year. I am going to be a doctor.
IQERR, Douu - I am fourteen years old, I enjoy hunting, fishing. This is
my second year at Ashbury, I enjoy it. My future ambition is to be
a mee guy.
KUHN, THIDAIAS - This is my third year at Ashbury. My favourite sub-
ject is Geography and I play hockey, softball and cricket. I live in
Montreal, the great city.
LIiBOI.DL'S, lJ1e'rr1R - I'm thirteen years old. I have been going to Ashbury
for three months and I like it very much.
THE ASHBURIAN 123
AIACPHEE, PETER - This is Iny second year at Ashbury and l like it Ll lot.
I hope to come back next year. I
IIIICIIIACHRAN, SCo'r'I' - I enjoy all sports at the school. I enjoy everyone
in the school. M'hen I grow up I would like to be an architect. I like
being a boarder.
PARI-Z, CHRIS-This is my first year at Ashbury. My favorite sport is
soccer. My best subject is gym and my worst is all the rest.
THoMPsoN, GR.AN'l' - This is my third year at Ashbury and a most plea-
surable one too. I hope I can come back next year.
XIILLASANA, FERNANDII -This is my first year at Ashbury. I am from
Mexico and I like it very Inuch. My favorite sports are soccer, base-
ball and water skiing. My favorite subjects are mathematics,
science and English. IVhen I grow up I would like to be an archi-
VINER, IXIICHAEL - This is my first year at Ashbury. My favourite sub-
ject is science. I have no favorite teachers or masters. I want to be
a designer of Dragsters and engines.
IVILGRESS, TED - This is my fourth year here and I enjoy Ashbury very
much. I like playing soccer, football and softball. My favorite hob-
bies are coins and stamp collecting. My favorite subjects are geo-
graphy and history.
FORM II NOTES
ARNOLD, 'IOHN -I have been going to Ashbury now for half a year. In
the summer I go to camp for a month. I live in Rockcliffe Park and
like it very much. I like everybody here and hope I will be able to
live here for many a year to come.
BABBITT, DAX'ID - This is my fourth year at Ashbury College. I hope to
stay here to Grade 8. My best friends are Harcourt and james. I
hope to teach when I grow up. My hobby is skiing. It is also my
best sport along with football. I am in the choir.
BRADEN, RoBBIE - IYhen I first came here I hated Ashbury. but now I
hope to come here next year. My best friends are james. Tross, and
Farquhar. I'm in the choir and my best sports are soccer and track.
BURKE-ROBER'I'SON, IAN - I live in Dunrobin. Ont. My school is obvious.
My friends are Dowling and Braden. I am a boarder and hope to be
back next year. -
CHICK, BRUCE - This is my Hfth year at Ashbury. My favorite subject
is math and my favorite sport is snow skiing. This year I made the
DONVLING, Roo - This is my second year at Ashbury. My best friends
are Babbitt and Harcourt. My hobbys are hunting, fishing. trapping.
I2-1 THE ASHBURIAN
FARQUHAR, PAUL -I am ll years old and this is my first year. My best
friends are Braden, Tross, Paterson, Harcourt and Babbitt. My nick-
name is Fignuton. I hope to come back next year.
IJARCOURT, PETER - This is my fourth year at Ashbury and I hope to stay
here till grade 13. IVhen I grow up I want to be an entomologist. I
like sports very much. My two best friends are Rob Simmonds and
JANIES, SIMON - This year I am leaving. I am 11 years old and my friends
are, Babbitt, Tross, Simmonds and Paterson. I am good in sports and
my studies. I hope to do just as well in my next school. I would
like to be a diplomat when I grow up.
JOHNSON, BLAINE - This is my Hrst year at Ashbury. I like all the sub-
jects. My hobby is all sports and I made the hockey team. I like the
school very much.
LYNCH-S'I'AUNToN, MICHAEL-This is my third year at Ashbury and I
like it very much. I wish to be a vet when I grow up. My favorite
sport is softball. I like riding and driving too. My friends are Chick
AICKENNA, GEORGE - This is my second year at Ashbury. I like it very
much. I am glad there is a school like Ashbury. It is important to
all of us. When I grow up I will be a priest.
McI.EoIJ, Tom - This is my first year here. My favourite teachers are
Mr. Flynn and Mr. Sherwood and my favorite subjects are History
and Geography. My best friend is Harcourt I and I got an M.L.T.S.
MoULIJs, STEPHEN - Most people call me Steve. My best friends are P.
Harcourt and Babbitt.
PA'I'ERsoN, COLIN -I am twelve years of age. This is my first year at
Ashbury and I am enjoying it. My best friends are james and Bab-
bitt. VVhen I am older I plan to be a marine engineer.
SIIXINIONDS, ROB - This is my first year at Ashbury. I hope to return next
year and the following years. My best friends are Dave Babbitt and
Peter Harcourt. I would like to be a dentist.
S'I'II.BoRN, Sco'I"I' - This is my sixth year at Ashbury. My favorite sub-
ject is gym. My hobby is war. I came to Ashbury in 1963. My
best friends are Chick and Babbitt. I am going to be an architect.
S'roNIc, lX4A'1'THEVV - This is my last year at Ashbury, and I have enjoyed
it very much. My favorite sport is Waterskiing. I am not very good
at other sports, but I try to do well in my studies.
VTERON, CIIRIS -This is my first year at Ashbury and I have enjoyed it
very much. VVhen I grow up I wish to be an architect. I am
coming back next year and I hope until grade 13. My favorite
subjects are Math and Geography. I got my M.L.T.S. this year.
TRoss, AN'rHoNY - I am twelve years old. My favorite sports are soft-
ball, track and soccer. My nickname is Ant. I hope to come back
XVIENER, PHILIP - This is my second year at Ashbury and I am staying
until grade thirteen. My best friends are Robin Bennett, and David
Babbitt, and Mark Zagerman.
ZAGERNIAN, MARK-This is my first year at Ashbury. I like it very
much. My favorite master is Mr. Flynn. My best subjects are Spel-
ling, Math and Poetry. My best friends are YViener, and Paterson.
FORM I NOTES
BROWN, DAX'ID - This is my first year at Ashbury. My name is Davy.
My favourite sports are soccer, hockey and softball. My favourite
hobbies are Chemistry and building nIodel airplanes. My friends are
john Zucearini, Michael Tkachuk and jay Moffatt.
BYFORD, XXIILLIAINI COLIN -This is my third year at Ashbury. I have
a small brother named Robert. He is seven. I am ten years old.
My best friend is Pimm.
CUZNER, GUY - This is my Hrst year at Ashbury. I am in the choir. I
like it at Ashbury. My friends are Haythornthwaite and Clifford.
My favourite sport is soccer.
HARGROW'E, IAN - This is my second year at Ashbury. It has been quite
successful. My friends are Rosen, Power, Thompson, IYilson,
Lynch-Staunton and Chick.
HEATON, HUGH - This is my first year at Ashbury. My favourite sports
are baseball and track and field. I hope to stay here until grade
thirteen. My best friend is Cuzner.
A'lIOFFAT'I', jom' - My best friend is Hargrove and my favourite sport is
softball. My favourite teachers are Mr. Laird and Mrs. Babbitt.
Pitiqizrskx, joHN -This is my first year at Ashbury and I like it. My
best friends are Power and Hargrove. My favourite sports are base-
ball, soccer and track and Held. VVhen I grow up I hope to be a
doctor, and I hope to return to Ashbury next September.
Pmixr, lX"IA'l"1'HEXV - This is is my first year at Ashbury. I like it very
much. I also like Mr. Sherwood very much. My best friend is
Powicn, CHR1s - This is my first year at Ashbury. I want to be on the
Riding Olympic team. My favourite sports are hockey, soccer and
riding. My best friends are all Form I and some of Form II.
Rosrzx, JEFF - This is my first year at Ashbury and I like it very much.
My favourite sport is High jumping. I hope to come back next
year. I like everyone in my class.
Scorr, CHRIS - This is my Hrst year at Ashbury and I like it a lot. My
best friends are Babbitt and Moulds. My favourite sports are riding
and hockey. I want to be a racing car driver when I grow up. I am
coming back next year.
TIQACHUK, AIICHAPII. - This is my first year at Ashbury. I am ten years
old. My best friend is jay Moffat. I hope to come back next year.
Tnoxipsox, JIAINIY - This is my first year at Ashbury and I have found
it very successful. My favorite subjects are Science, Math and
Geography. My best sports are track and Held, hockey and softball.
My best friends are Eric VVilson, Chris Power and Guy Cuzner.
Someday I would like to be a doctor.
XYu.sox, lime- This is my first year at Ashbury and I have found it
quite successful. I am ten years old and I am in grade five. My
ambition is to be a doctor. I hope that my next year will be as suc-
cessful as my first.
XYii.soN, Riciiiaxim - This is my first year at Ashbury College. My hob-
bics are skiing, hockey and softball. I hope to stay until Grade Eight.
ZL'cC,xR1x1, jonx -I like the school. One of my best friends is David
Brown. l will come back next year as a day boy.
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