Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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Woolcott, Form V Matric. - French, German, Spanish Miss J. Klotz, Form IV b and c - - Latin and French Miss K. Neal ----- Form III Miss V. Odell i ( - - Form II Prep, and Dancing Miss B. Adams Miss V. Elliott - Drill Miss D. C. Tipple ----- Music Miss M. Hulbert - - - Registered Nurse Vtetting g taff Madame Gauthier - - French Conversation Miss Haanel - Art Mrs. H. O. McCurry - Singing Rev. E. Frank Salmon - Bible Study THE GRAPHIC PUBLISHERS, LIMITED OTTAWA, CANADA SAMARA 5 CONTENTS PAGE Frontispiece. 7. School Notes. 10. House Notes. 13. School Calendar. 15. Senior Section. 15. Service, Fellowship and Fair Play. . . .Catherine Macphail, V Matric. 16. Exams Roslyn Arnold, Form VI B 17. Modern Short Stories Betty Carter, Form VI. Mai. 18. The Legend of the Scarlet Pimpernel F. Coristine, Form V c. 20. Shadows of the Centuries Joan Gausden, Form VI b. 21. A Day in the Court of King Arthur Tink Kenny, Form IV b 23. Some Familiar Sayings of the Mistresses. 23. The Church Bells J. Hill, Form IV c. 24. Aldermaston Park Roslyn Arnold, Form VI b. 24. The Boarders ' Holiday Florence Coristine, Form V c. 26. How To Express the Emotions With Technique Joan Ahearn and Luella Irvin, Form V c. 27. My Paraquettes J. Smart, Form IV b. 28. A Trip in 1939 E. Meekins and J. Ahearn, Form V c. 31. The Boarder Prefects M. Dunlop and C. Grant. 32. Flat Advertisements Seen in the Montreal Star. 33. Have You Heard? Tink Kenny and Joan Gausden. 34. Photographs. 35. The Beauty of Art is Greater than the Beauty of Nature. . . . M. Symington, Form V Matric. 36. Photographs. 37. The Senior Boarders Discussed. C. Grant and J. Gausdea. 38. The Boarders ' Mus-i-cal. . . By Marion Gale, Form VI Mat. and Kitty Gordon, Form VI b. 39. All Hallowe ' en Jane Smart, Form IV b. 40. The Archery Meet Betty Sifton. 41. A Morning with the Sixth Form R. Arnold and M. Duwlop, Form VI. 42. The Cry of Five Matric. {With apologies to the Lady of the Lake). Jocelyn White and Betty Toller, Form V Matric. 43. The Penalties of Fame Betty Carter and Enid Palmer, Form VI Matric. 6 SAMARA Contents — contd. 44. A Day in an Elizabethan Family Elaine Meekins, Form V c. 47. Anecdote B. Sifton, Form V c. 47. Mistress Pussy-W:llow Betty North, Form IV b. 47. The Desert J. Brodie, Form VI b. 48. An Evening in the Senior Classroom. R. Arnold, Form VI b. (With apologies to Ralph Hodgson). 49. Jokes. 50. Fun with the Scotch. 51. A Ballad Morna Peters, Form V Matric. 52. Nocturne Norma Hall, Form IV b. 53. Travel — Illustrated — 53. Banff Janet Southam, Form Vc Upper. 55. Trinidad — British West Indies Betty Vaughan, Form VI Matric. 58. Hongkong Joan Gausden, Form VI b. 60. Nassau Ruth Seely, VI Matric. 64. Autumn Catherine Macphail, Form V Matric. 65. Nunc Dimittis The Sixth of 1928-29. 66. Illustration by M. Carson. 67. Juniors. 67. The Sweater II Form Song. (With apologies to the old ballad). 68. Story of the Days H. Gilmour, Form III. 69. Because We ' re the Juniors The Junior Boarders. 70. An Unexpected Adventure Hazel Sansom, Form III. 71. Naughty Dolly Joy Armstrong, Form III. 72. Max Ethel Southam, Form III. 73. My Story as a Lamp Post . . Genevieve Bronson, Form III. 75. Baron Joy Armstrong, Form III. 76. Humour. 77. Photographs. 78. Drama Notes. 79. Sports Betty Carter, Captain. 81. The First Annual Archery Meeting. 83. Photographs — Archery. 84. Old Girl ' s News. 86. Autographs. 88. School Directory. 92. The End of this Samara. SAMARA 7 preparatory and dancing mistress, Miss Eliott is the physical training mistress and Miss Klotz teaches French, Latin and some of the Lower School. At Christmas, owing to ill-health, Miss Aitchison had to give up her art class here and her place was taken by Miss Haanel who fitted in very quickly. We would like to take the opportunity here of giving them all a very hearty welcome. We would like to congratulate the girls who were successful in their matriculation examinations last year. The results were excellent and practically every paper that was written was a pass at least. The individual standing was as follows: — Betty Carter: Latin Authors 2, Latin Composition 3, French Authors 2, French Composition c, German Authors c, German Composition c. Mabel Dunlop: English Composition 1, English Literature 1, British History 1, French Authors 1, French Composition 3, Algebra 2, Geometry 3, Latin Authors 2, Latin Composition c. Patricia Fosbery : Algebra c, Geometry c, French Authors c, French Composition c. Marian Gale: English Composition c, English Literature 1, British History 2, Algebra 1, Geometry c, Latin Authors c, French Authors 3, French Composition c. Betty Hogg: English Composition 1, English Literature c, British History 1, French Authors c, French Composition c. Elizabeth Kenny: English Literature c, British History 2, French Authors c, French Composition c. Maureen Macoun: Ancient History 1. Enid Palmer: Ancient History 1, Geometry 3, Latin Composi- tion c. Irene Salmon: Ancient History 1. 8 SAMARA Hilda Salmon: Ancient History 3. Ruth Seely: English Composition 3, English Literature 2, British History 2, Latin Authors c, Latin Composition c; French Authors 2, French Composition 1. Elizabeth Vaughan: English Composition 3, English Litera- ture 2, British History 2, Latin Authors 3, Latin Composition 3, French Authors 1, French Composition 1. Janet Wilson: English Literature c, British History 3, Algebra c, Geometry 2, French Authors 3, French Composition 3. Besides trying the Ontario Matriculation, two girls completed their McGill examinations. Their very creditable results were as follows: — Maureen Macoun: French Composition 66, French Translation 72, Latin Composition 45, Latin Translation 57, Geo- metry 65. Hilda Salmon: French Composition 65, French Translation 62, Geometry 50, Latin Composition 45, Latin Translation 60. This year still more are trying their Matriculation. Betty Carter, Mabel Dunlop, Marian Gale, Janet Wilson, and Ruth Seely are trying part of their Senior Matriculation and Janet Wilson, Betty Vaughan, Enid Palmer, Ruth Seely, Marian Gale, Mabel Dunlop and Elizabeth Kenny are finishing their Junior. Margaret Symington, Jocelyn White, Jean Finnie, Sharley Bow- man, Catherine MacPhail and Morna Peters are taking the first part of their Junior exams. We hope that last year ' s successes will continue with this year ' s candidates. We are expecting Elmwood to be a matriculation centre this year. This means that instead of going to the Collegiate for our exams, we will have them here at school. Although from Mrs. Buck ' s point of view this is a much better arrangement, the girls do not seem to be very appreciative of it. Last year the prize winners gave the school a beautiful maho- gany grandfather clock. It stands in the corner of the stairs in the entrance hall and merrily rings out every hour. The prize winners were: Betty Carter, Betty Vaughan, Irene Salmon, Mabel Dunlop, Janet Wilson, Ruth Seely, Maureen Macoun, Hilda Salmon, Roslyn Arnold, Kitty Gordon, Louise Courtney, Elaine Meekins, Betty Smart, Betty Sifton, Janet Southam, Luella Irvin, Catherine Bate, Eleanor Kenny, Mary Gray, Jane Smart, Helen MacKay, Jeannie Dunlop, Norma Hall, I [ope Gilmour, Betty Hooper, Genevieve Bronson, Ethel Southam, Geoffrey Goodwin, Lilias Ahearn, Louise MacBrien. SAMARA 9 This year Mr. H. S. Southam has presented us with two more beautiful pictures. One, an oil, is an old English beech in Alder- maston Park by Yeend King. The other is a water colour of sheep grazing, from the Dutch school and by Van de Weele. We would like to take the opportunity here of thanking Mr. and Mrs. South- am for their many gifts to the school. If beautiful surroundings influence us for the better, they have done a very great deal in influencing us in the right way. Last fall the school received a very important new member. This was a beautiful St. Bernard puppy, another gift of Mrs. Southam. The boarders chose Baron for his name as his brother, who belongs to Mrs. Southam, is called Duke. He has grown very fast this winter and everyone has become very fond of him. Dr. Marian Bostock came to school last spring and gave us an illustrated talk on hospital work in India. As a re.-ult of this talk, Elmwood started to support a cot in a hospital at Nassik. This means that we insure the health of many more than otherwise could have been attended to during the year. As usual the Christmas party was held on the second last day of the autumn term. The Junior School has their party from 4.30 till 7 o ' clock and the Senior School ' s was from 6 to 10.30. Every- one played games for prizes and several skits were gi en. Some of the boarders parodied a staff meeting and the prefects demon- strated a bus ride to a concert. Santa Claus, too, was able to pay us a visit and this greatly added to everyone ' s enjoyment. We should like to acknowledge the receipt of the magazines which we have received since the publication of the last magazine: B.C.S. Magazine; The Beaver Log; The Ashburian; L.C.C. Maga- zine; Acta Ridleina. 10 SAMARA Mouse Note This year is the third year since the houses have started. As we look back, we can see what great strides have been made. When the houses began there were between ten and fifteen mem- bers and now there are between twenty-five and thirty in each house. The houses, too, have encouraged the individual to give way for the good of the community. Most school matters are now made house competitions, whereas formerly they were in- dividual ones. Nightingale House. — Last year Nightingale was the proud possessor of the shield, which is won by the house leading in red stars. It was a very close competition, hence the glory of winning was all the greater. We also would like to congratulate Norma Hall on winning the intermediate tennis championship. It was a very good game. Each year we collect toys to give away to the poor children at Christmas. This is made a house matter, and the house having the most toys wins three red stars. For the third time Nightin- gale was the winner. For the first term this year, Nightingale was last in red stars, but there is time yet and everyone is working very hard to bring up the number. The house members for the year are:— Head of the House. Mabel Dunlop House Senior Ruth Seely SAMARA 11 Joan Ahearn, Catherine Bate, Dorothy Blackburn, Genevieve Bronson, Mary Craig, Joan Fraser, Isabel Grant, Marian Gale, Norma Hall, Betty Hogg, Elizabeth Kenny, Helen MacKay, Betty MacLachlin, Christine MacNaughton, Elizabeth MacMil- lan, Catherine MacPhail, Mary Malloch, Betty Plaunt, Hazel Sansom, Betty Smart, Ethel Southam, Nancy, Toller, Suran Watson, Cairine Wilson, Isabel Wilson, Cecilie Wood. Fry House.- — Last spring Fry was proud of Betty Hooper who won the Junior Sports Cup, Jane Smart who won the Inter- mediate, and Betty Carter who tied with Janet Wilson for the Senior. This gave to us the House Sports Cup, which this year we are all going to endeavour to retain. During the year Mrs. Buck said she would judge between the different houses for singing in Prayers. To the one who sang with the most tone a red star was to be given, and this star was awarded to Fry. In the first term Fry held second place in the number of red stars, and everyone is going to try their hardest to make that place first in the second term. The House members for the year are: — Head Girl Betty Carter Head of the House Betty Vaughan Prefect Vivien Palmer House Senior . . ' . Roslyn Arnold Joy Armstrong, Betty Ball, Margaret Carson, Jean Burns, Jeannie Dunlop, Ruth Eliot, Jean Finnie, Claudia Coristine, Betty Harris, Janet Hill, Luella Irvin, Dorothy Hardy, Hope Gilmour, Nini Keefer, Eleanor Kenny, Elaine MacFarlane, Betty North, Betty Smart, Janet Southam, Margaret Symington, Betty Toller, Rachel White, Joan W 7 atson, Betty Hooper. Keller House. — For the second time, one of our members, Betty Sifton, has been the winner of a prize for an essay. Wilson MacDonald, the well-known Canadian poet, offered a prize for the best essay on his visit to Elmwood.. Betty won this and received a beautifully hand-painted poem. Last year Keller did very well in sports; Janet Wilson tied with Betty Carter for the Senior Sports Championship. In tennis, the Senior Cup was won by Kitty Gordon with Elaine Meekins as runner up; in archery, Kitty Gordon won the Archery Cup for the best score obtained in a National round. Our congratulations are due to these very creditable members of the House. 12 SAMARA At the end of the first term, Keller was leading the houses, having more stars than either of the other two. We all hope that we can maintain that position this term and be able to call the House Shield ours for 1928-29. The House members for the year are — Head of the House Janet Wilson Jean Brodie, Catherine Grant, Enid Palmer, Prefects , Nancy Atkinson, Cecil Bate, Medora Britton, Sharley Bowman, Alison Cochrane, Florence Coristine, Louise Courtney, Frances Drury, Ethel Finnie, Lillian Gardner, Joan Gausden, Audrey Gil- mour, Kitty Gordon, Nancy Haultain, Cynthia Hall, Ruth Hugh- son, Elaine Meekins, Ella McMillan, Norma Peters, Betty Sifton, June White, Jean Workman. As last year, there are twenty-four boarders — thirteen Seniors, six Intermediates, and five Juniors. Most of the boarders were here last year and the few new ones have fitted in splendidly. This year for the first time we have named all the rooms. All the school was asked to give in lists of suggestions and out of the many handed in the following were chosen: Arcadia, Sleepy Hollow, Afterglow (which has a sunset view), Binnorie, Kanata, Diana ' s Rest (which overlooks the archery field), Happy Hall. Maple Bloom, Peter Pan and Wynken, Blynken and Nod- — three rooms around a corner. The infirmary also has been named Golden Morn, because it is on the east and gets the sunlight every morning. The names are all painted in gold letters on the door and they are a great source of pride. SAMARA 13 The boarders ' Hallowe ' en party last fall was a great success. All the boarders dressed up in whatever they could collect and a prize was given for the cleverest costume. We danced, played organized games and were visited by some of the day girls dressed as thugs. About 10 o ' clock refreshments were served and when we had removed our war paint we all went to bed. Twice during the past term the boarders have entertained the Staff. First we had a musical evening and the programme consisted of piano solos and a poem and a mime given by some members of the dramatics class. Then a few weeks later we had a gym evening and with Miss Eliott in command, we attempted to demonstrate to Mr. and Mrs. Buck and the rest of the Staff our skill, apparatus work and Danish dancing. These were the first times for quite a while that we had entertained the Mistresses and we are expecting to do more in the near future. rfc fie Jy Jp wjv SCHOOL CALENDAR FIRST TERM September 12th. — School opened. September loth.- — Lafleche Caves (Saturday). September 28th.- — Old Girls ' Basketball Match. 18-10 for present girls. King of Kings. October 1st. — Westminster Glee Singers. October 6th.- — Visited Mrs. Smart at Kingsmere (Saturday). October 13th.— Wakefield for tea (Saturday). October 15th. — English School Girls ' visit. October 31st. — Archery contest. Boarders party for Hallowe ' en. November Ist.—Vc and VI Forms Basketball Match. November 8th.- — Songs of the Hebrides by Miss Marie Thomp- son. November 9th-13th. — Thanksgiving week-end. November 20th.- — Wilson MacDonald came to school. November 21st— Saw Cornelius Otis Skinner at the Little Theatre. December 1st— Angna Enters at Little Theatre. Basketball at Ladies ' College— 40-32 for Elmwood. December 3rd.- — Seniors went to hear Dr. Mercer lecture. 14 SAMARA December 7th. — Horse Show. Our thanks are due to Mr. Hugh Carson and Mr. Norman Wilson. December 15th.- — Another match with Ladies ' College ' — 45-41 for Elmwood. December 19th.- — Christmas party. December 20th.- — Closing for Christmas Holidays. SECOND TERM January 9th.- — Return to school. January 18th.- — Mr. Campbell Mclnnis came and talked to us. January 21st.- — Beginning of exams. February 5th.- — University players. February 6th. — Rear-Admiral Gordon Campbell lecture. February 7th. — Hart House String Quartette. February 12th.- — -Lecture on " Shakespeare ' s Plays and Who Wrote Them? " February 13th. — L ' Alliance Francaise. February 15th. — Lecture on Architecture of Old Quebec. February 18th: — Junior Minto Competitions. February 19th: — Boarders ' Musicale. February 20th.- — Mrs. Brown on the Medici period in Italy. February 22nd.- — Free Week-end. February 27th: — L ' Alliance Francaise. Mile. Louise Arnoux and M. Leo Pol Morin. March 1st and 2nd. — Junior Minto Carnival. March 2nd: — Junior Drama League (Saturday). March 3rd: — Chapel at Ashbury. March 4th.— Mrs. Brown on " The Dutch School of Art. " March 9th: — Kingsmere Lodge (Saturday). March 11th: — Another visit from Mr. Campbell Mclnnis. March 13th— R.U.R. (Drama League). March 18th. — Alexander Brailowsky. March 20th. — " The Masque of The Two Strangers " by Inter- mediate Dramatics Cla s and U X = 0 " by six of the Senior Class. March 22nd.— Old Girls ' play, " Patricia Brent, Spinster " . March 23rd. — Dicken ' s Recital by Frank Speaight. March 27th. — Easter Holidays. rlr» rlfc fa Vf vft vf SAMARA 15 " SERVICE, FELLOWSHIP AND FAIR PLAY " " Service, fellowship and fair play! ' What an inspiring motto to carry through life! If we could always live up to that ideal our characters would be wholly beautiful, and when dying, it would be a great comfort to search through the recesses of our memories, and find there not one blot to stain the perfect story of our lives. But in order to fulfil the requirements of che motto we must first understand fully what they signify. There are many types of service. The most conspicuous is that of the king. Sometimes we forget that the king serves us but when we remember the motto of the Prince of Wales, " I serve, " we are reminded how great the services are which the king renders us. Then come the ministers of state, who serve us in greater or less degree. The poets and writers idealize heroes and immortalize their home-lands, thus inspiring us to serve our king and country with all our hearts. Consider Scotland, a bleak, barren country. But where are there found more loyal people than the Scots? It is partly due to the influence of her poets that Scotland is so dear to her people. But service does not mean only service to our country and people as a whole. There are also services done by one individual to another, sometimes so humble that only God knows of them. In Browning ' s poem, " Pippa Passes, " one recalls how Pippa ' s joyous song reached the ears of 3 16 SAMARA several persons in the hour of their great temptation, and how it seemed to them as God ' s own voice pointing out the way. Fellowship is closely allied with service. When people are serving their country they are bound together in a great fellow- ship. They are like brothers working for the common good. Chil- dren should keep the thought of fellowship before them in their school-life. They should not strive for individual honour, but as one body working for the honour of the school. They should be kind to one another and help to make the school the happy place it is intended to be. Fair play naturally follows fellowship. When working to- gether for a common cause, we learn to understand the other person ' s temptations and discouragements, his joys and sorrows, and so we learn to sympathize with him and love him. We feel that it is quite as important that he should receive fair play as that we would receive it ourselves. Service is the greatest of the three qualities in our motto. Our Lord taught that it is one of the first duties of every Chris- tian, and He, Himself, is our example. We must not stand aside and wait for some great opportunity to help, but each day do all we can to make someone else happier for our being here. It will not be hard to do these little services if we remember Browning ' s inspiring words : All service is the same with God — With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we: there is no last nor first. —Catherine Macphail. V Matric. fin tin tin vf vy EXAMS As I sat there in glum dismay, A frown upon my brow. I looked about, my fellows at, For work, I knew not how! I could not think, I could not write, My brain was in a whirl; And as I sat, in like distress, I saw another girl. SAMARA 17 I thought of History, thought of French, And Maths, in harmony, What was the use when I was meant To write on Geometry. But when the marks came out — Oh well, what is the use of worrying, I tied with that same girl who sat Beside me in our flurrying. (Written during an exam.) — Roslyn Arnold, Form VI B s|? $p ip MODERN SHORT STORIES Perhaps the reason why the short story flourishes so much in the present day, is because the modern mind is in such a hurry. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the horse was still the fastest mode of locomotion. Later men stood amazed at a loco- motive that could make twenty miles an hour. Now even the •fastest motor car is too slow for us, and we must fly. It cannot be expected that in all this hurry we should find a " three decker " among the month ' s best sellers. The short story differs from the novel in that, in the short story there is no development of character, no long descriptions and plots within plots. There are many kinds of short stories. Some of the most interesting and varied of short stories are written by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling gives us short stories of Romance, of the Indian civil service and the army, of animals, stories almost farcical in their humour, and almost perfect love stories, such as the " Brushwood boy, " mystic stories such as " At the End of the Passage, " and " The Mark of the Beast, " stories of the transmigration of souls as for example, " The Finest Story in the World, " storie s of Anglo- Indian children as " Baa Baa Black Sheep " and " W r ee Willie Winkie. " All these short stories, though entirely different in subject matter, are one in the fact that all are about one incident, told briefly and straight-forwardly. There is no development of character and no long descriptions. As well as the better class of modern short stories, there are the more crude ones, which are in modern magazines, such as 18 SAMARA Cosmopolitan and College Humour. Most of these short stories are read and forgotten, and with comparatively no thought except to make them good sellers. Most people when thinking of " Modern Short Stories " think only of the latter class. But short stories can be just as well written, just as worth while, and just as interesting as any novel. " Modern Short Stories, " like any other fiction, provide a broad field for good or bad reading. u • — Betty Carter, Form VI. Mat. cJh $e vjw ijgt THE LEGEND OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Where the sun-beams dance and play, With the happy blades of grass. When the butterflies bright and gay, Suck honey from flowers, as they pass. There among the blooms so sweet, Grew a lonely little flower red And lonely and forlorn, he ' d seek A flower which would nod its head At him; he was but shunned instead. All around was happiness Yet he alone was sad. For God had given everyone else A playfellow good or bad. One night as he sat dreaming, about, The wonderful land of his hopes, SAMARA 19 A dear little breeze came to dance, and played, On his pipe the sweetest of notes But while he was leaping so lightly and gay, A mischievous rain cloud came by Thought of a naughty trick he could play To make poor little breezelet cry. But Pimpernel guesses what he was going to do And called to the breeze fluttering round ; " Come into my cup or you ' ll get wet through, Come into the shelter I ' ve found for you, Or perhaps, little Breeze, you ' ll be drowned. " Now Pimpernel ' s heart was filled with sorrow, When he saw what the rain-cloud was going to do, And he folded his petals around the breeze And kept him dry till the rain was through. And the windlet listened to his tale of woe, And jumped into the light with a happy face, For the little red petals had covered him so That the rain had not touched him in any place. Then he rose in the air and flew straight to the king And told him of Pimpernel ' s sorrow, And the King ' s heart was touched for the little red flower And he said: " I will see him to-morrow. " Now our small flower has many a friend He is as happy as he can be And he ' s loved by all, and this shows in the end, That good deeds are rewarded, you see. N.B. — And the only thing that little Pimpernel had to do in return was to close up his petals when it was going to rain, and that is why it is sometimes called Traveller ' s Weather Glass. F. Coristine, Form V c. 20 SAMARA SHADOWS OF THE CENTURIES Joan Gausden, Form VI b. SAMARA 21 A DAY IN THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR Cedric awoke, stretched his arms and yawned. It was a par- ticularly beautiful day, he decided, and just right for the tourna- ment. For to-day was no ordinary day at the court of the great King Arthur. All the knights and mighty men of valour from near and far were coming to try their skill, and there was to be a great tournament. Cedric pondered on this for a while, and then arose and dressed himself in a short green tunic, with a wide leather belt, long brown hose and funny pointed shoes. He then went out to wash himself at the well in the courtyard, and view the beauty of the ea. ' ly morning. After a while he observed Queen Guinevere in her rose garden, and ran over to bid her good morning. He then went in to his breakfast. Cedric, a lad of 13, like many others, was a page boy at the great court. His great ambition was to be a knight as nearly as possible like Arthur. After breakfast he and Denis, his best friend, went to the stables to help groom their horses, for there every boy must work 22 SAMARA as well as play. Just as they had finish- ed, a messenger came and told them they were wanted in the Great Hall, and they followed him very nervously, won- dering what was going to happen. But Arthur received them with smiles. " My lads, " he said, " I am well pleased with you. You have worked hard. And now, for a reward, you, shall help at the tournament this afternoon. " After thanking the king, they went away, rejoicing. So after dinner, instead of stay- ing dully at the castle with the rest, they went down to the place where the tournament was held. It was a gay scene. The pavilions were gorgeously draped, and filled with great lords and ladies in satins and 6 jewels. Finally the King and Queen " arrived, trumpets blew, and the knights in their shining armour rode out upon the field. Cedric and Denis felt very proud to be helping. But all good times must end. So when the laurels had been placed on the head of the victor, they all rode up the drive for a night of feasting. It was a gay scene. Gedric moved about passing food and filling wine-glasses, and felt very happy indeed. At last, when the pale flush of dawn was in the sky, he crept slowly and wearily to bed. And, as he gazed up at the waning stars, he remarked to him- self, " this has been a day indeed! " •Tink Kenny. Form IV b SAMARA 23 SOME FAMILIAR SAYINGS OF THE MISTRESSES " Now all lift your chairs. " " Please get out of the doorway. " ' ' Stretch up. " ' ' Does anyone up here want a pill to-night ? " " What IS happening up here? " " Hurry up out. " " Uraramra. " " Be quick. " rj rfa r3( Jf vjv Jg THE CHURCH BELLS The village bells, they sound so sweet, When you go along the street ; When they ring, you think they say, Come now, come now, let us play. The Sabbath bells, they sound so sweet, Softly, softly, o ' er the street, As we pass we think they say, Come now, come now, let us pray. — J. Hill, Form IV c. 24 SAMARA ALDERMASTON PARK In this .picture by Yeend King there is an atmosphere of tran- quility and peacefulness. No one would imagine that an old spreading tree would make such an interesting and colourful com- position. Browning says — For, don ' t you mark, we ' re made so that we love First when we see them painted, things we have passed Perhaps a hundred times nor care to see. The tree, placed to one side of the picture, is a gigantic beech, with wide spreading branches which are gnarled and curling. The foliage is at its most vivid colour, which is intensified by its thickness. All the colours in the picture, green, blues and siennas, blend in to give an impression of a bright summer ' s day. The shadow cast by the tree is thrown on the ground immediately under it, and the lake and ground behind it painted with the sun shining on them, give a perfect effect of perspective both in space and colour; this also tells us that it is mid-day by the way in which the shadow is cast. The whole gives one a feeling of mid-summer, with the heat of noon-day relieved now and then by a cool breeze, and the fresh colour of green and sky. Under the tree there is a little fawn, practically invisible by its colouring which blends in with its surroundings. It is in the act of flight, and is perhaps placed there to give a feeling of life, and take away an atmosphere of intense solitude. — Roslyn Arnold, Form VI b. rift fin rift Vf Jf Jf THE BOARDERS ' HOLIDAY (With apologies to R. Browning) Skiis and toboggans, to the bus and away! The boarders are going to Kingsmere to-day With chatter so merry, and laughter so gay, Skis, ski-poles, to the bus, and away! They ride into Hull, where they stop by the way, They are going to purchase some candy, 1 11 lay, " We must have some nourishing food ! " bellow they, Bags, baggage, to the bus and away! SAMARA 25 At OLD CHELSEA place, in their ski-ing array, The boarders all dash for seat on the sleigh, " What? You want us to walk on our feet all the way When there ' s plenty of room with the bags on the sleigh! " " Not so! " said the mistress, " I wanted to say That there ' s plenty of room if you do not delay. For we must get to Kingsmere before twelve to-day, So hop on with the bags and we ' ll up and away! " The sun ' s shining brightly, the sky ' s not grey; " We ' ve arrived here at last, oh most beautiful day! And now for some dinner, then ski-ing! " shout they. Dinner, with coffee, then to ski-ing away! They have eaten their dinner, and are off and away, Their skis are strapped, they ' re prepared for the fray, Of bumps, bruises, falls, they will all have this day. Skis and toboggans, to the hills and away! Says a mischievous girl at the end of the day: " I ' ve decided to stay here for good, by my fay, Any one that gainsays me, I surely will slay, W ith my skis and my ski-poles, I ' m off and away! " She is being held fast, as she sits on the sleigh, While back to the school it is wending its way. The girls are all sighing, and here ' s what they say: " Skis and toboggans, to the school-house, away! " — Florence Coristine. Form V c. 26 SAMARA HOW TO EXPRESS THE EMOTIONS WITH TECHNIQUE To be perfect in the Art of Expression the person in question has to put her whole heart into her face, thus, The second movement in this great art, one has to distort one ' s face to a great length, producing sorrow. There is not only sorrow in this great world, but sitting at her right side is fear, that dread- ful monster that sometimes takes you by the hair, thus turning it grey. Sitting on the left side is anger, and to produce anger one must let the mouth des- cend, thus showing the teeth, the nostrils spread, lips curled, and brows knit. Not only do these unpleasant expressions ap- pear in life, but let us look at the other side, where we find joy and laughter. To express joy one ' s face is lit up producing brightness. Surprise is also a very great exercise for the features. SAMARA 27 Last, but not least, comes laughter. Laughter should really head this list, but we have left it to the end of this. —Joan Ahearn and Luella Irvin, Form Vc. rjn r${ r9n JJw Jf MY PARAQUETTES I have two little Parraquettes, Their names are Squeak and Squawk; And they must have their tongues split, If I would have them talk. Their breasts are green as green can be, Their crowns are black and yellow, The female is the nervous one — The male a bold young fellow. There is a cat in our house, Who likes young birds to eat! One day he saw my little birds, And thought, " A morsel sweet. " He sprang at them, with hungry eyes, That naughty little kitten, Just then I saw, and ran to save, My parraquettes from being bitten. J. Smart, Form IV b. 28 SAMARA A TRIP IN 1939 The fire had burned low. The room was cold. A book lay open in my lap, but it had long since been forgotten. A great feeling of loneliness swept over me — a longing for my old class- mates of Elmwood. " Where were they all? What were they doing now? " I asked myself. Scenes of those old school days flooded my mind together with pictures of their laughing faces. I had heard that some of them were scattered abroad, and obeying a sudden impulse, I resolved to start out in search of them. I rushed out to my trusty plane, the Miss Elmwood, filled the tank with gasoline, and with a tiny package of sandwiches, set off across the broad Atlantic, bound for Paris. The trip was a smooth one, and in a surprisingly short time I had landed at Le Bourget, Avhere I left Miss Elmwood in safe hands and taxied to the Ritz. As I entered the lobby I noticed instantly that something interesting was happening. There was a steady buzz of voices and people were craning their necks to see a tall striking figure, surrounded by a bevy of admirers. She was slowly descending the grand staircase. " Zat ees ze Mees Geelmour, " I heard a page inform a tourist just behind me. " She ees known as ze bes ' dressed Mademoiselle r ' " vj a Paree. " To my great astonishment, I J ' recognized — Audrey! After a happy but all too short time together, I boarded my plane again— this time Vienna bound ! I soon reach- ed Austria ' s capital, but in making a landing I dislocated my shoulder, and although it gave me little concern, I thought it best to go to a hospital to have it set. This was 1— quickly remedied, and as I hastened out I lost my way in the long corridors. I opened a door on my right which I believed must lead to the stairs — but I was mistaken! To my great horror, I saw be- fore me a doctor, dressed in immaculate white, brand- ishing a large knife over an operating table. He raised his head, annoyed at my disturbance, and who shoud it be but my old friend Luella Irvin — the great- est woman surgeon of the time — a specialist in ap- pendices, with a record of extricating them at the rate of five a minute! SAMARA 29 U.COURTNEY Rome next — the city of beauty and mem- ories! As I stood admiringly in front of St. Peter ' s, a Rolls-Royce drew up to the curb a few yards in front of me. A tall stately woman stepped out leisurely from the car. " Mademoiselle the Ambassadress, " murmur- ed the liveried chauffeur standing in atten- dance. " Louise Courtney, " I shrieked, hastening to meet her. A few days later found the Miss Elmwood winging across the English Channel bound for Croydon Field. Just over the shore at Dover my attention w r as drawn by excited cheers and shouts below. Looking down, I saw a great crowd gathered at the water ' s edge. " Must be a channel swimmer, " I said to myself, and flew lower. My surmise proved correct, for at that moment the dripping figure of the new champion — Cairine Wilson — was borne from the water. The record she had es- tablished, I later discovered, was five minutes, sixteen seconds ! A few hours later found me shopping in the busy streets of London. So many things to buy, so many lovely things to see! I stopped to gaze at a par ticularly beautiful window of a smart shop. " Here, " thought I, " will be the wrap I have been looking for. " I hastened inside and was soon looking at a rack of beautiful coats from which I found it very hard to choose. " I came in here, " I remarked to the attendant, " be- cause you have the most artistic window display in London. " " Yes, " she answered, " we were fortunate in getting the services of Miss Cecilie Wood. " " Cecilie Wood! " I repeated in amaze- ment. " I wonder if I might see her? " I was assured that I might and was conducted to a small private office on the next floor. Here I found Cecilie — grown most business-like. I explained my trip and we discussed our various experiences since we had last met. Incidentally I picked up a coloured wisp of dainty coloured silk. " Care- less still, Cecilie? " I remarked, " Here is your handkerchief. " She laughed : " That ' s my latest creation. Handy frock for week-ends isn ' t it, " she replied. C • WO O D 30 SAMARA 1B8L B.5 FTON " By the way, have you seen this? " ask- ed Cecilie, picking up a book from her desk. " It is the prize novel of the year • — just published. Who else could have written it but our clever Betty Sifton? " The next day all London was in a state of excitement, and none more excited than I for was I not to be presented at Court? I marvelled at the beauty and splendour of St. James, and here I received another sur- prise. Among the state- ly beauties in silks and satins was the Duchess of Zooglebug, whom I recognised as— Janet Southam. Some of my old classmates were accounted for! Now I de- cided to return to America. I took a Northern route over the Atlantic this time, passing over Canada — and Ottawa — on my way to New York. Flying low over Laurier Avenue, I espied someone leading a long procession of small children down the street. With the aid of my powerful field glasses, I discovered that this was not the Pied Piper of Hame- lin, as I had expected, but Betty Smart, taking her family out for an airing B. SMART Arriving in New York that evening, I flew down Broadway, marvelling at the glittering lights. Suddenly a great noise reached my ears above the roar of the plane. Curious to know what it was all about, I circled several times over the spot from which it came. I finally discovered the noise to be shouts of laughter, issuing from the Princess Theatre, where I learned that Miss Joan Ahearn, who had stolen the laurels of Ruth Draper, was amusing an ad- miring throng. SAMARA 31 R. WHITE While shopping the next morning on Fifth Avenue, to my great astonishment I came to the new establishment of — Miss Rachel White, New York ' s most celebrated jdf interior decorator. I rushed into the building, ma A and the first person I met was Rachel herself. She was as surprised and delighted as I, and immediately took me into her private office. Here I met with difficulties. I was invited Jl f tWjk t() s ' ! down, but in that room of modernistic urn Hff L furniture, I confess 1 could not tell a table A II from a chair! After much hesitation I took a ' I I hi desperate plunge and sat hopefully down on the specim en nearest me. " Get up, " cried Rachel in dismay, " you ' re sitting on my desk! " A week later saw me home once more. Again the day was chilly: a big fire burned brightly on the hearth, and I, curled up before it, finished my book — satisfied. E. Meekins J. Ahearn rjn ejf efas Vft vjw JV THE BOARDER PREFECTS There is a young lady called Roily, Who is perpetually jolly, She laughs till she cries And practically dies — Till you ' d think her quite off her trolley. We have in our midst one called Ruth, Who, we would tell you the truth, Has a number for all things ' — The short and the small things — And system too bright for her youth. Form V c. 4 32 SAMARA A prefect of this school is Janet, Who thinks of all towns on this planet Montreal is the star, And winner by far, For no place can touch it, now can it? There is a young girl nick-named Vaughan, Who never was known to do wrong, For she was quite mild When she was a child, But now all that mildness is gone. Another young girl is called Mabel, Who sleeps whenever she ' s able, We won ' t say that she ' s late For breakfast at eight, She ' s late every time for the table. The above girl ' s room-mate was Kay, Who strived very hard every day, With sponge and with water Much more than she oughta, To get Mibs up and away. We have here a pianist called Jean, Who can play on most any machine, The piano, the comb Or the old gramophone, But none which require gasoline. — M. Dunlop C. Grant. r$( r9n fin CJb wjw vf Seen in the Montreal Star: Flat Advertisements WE have a flat for you, come and get it. LOWER flat of 5 rooms and bath room convenient to cars. LOWER flat of 4 rooms and bath room heated by proprietor. FLAT of four rooms, fronting a park. Beautifully decorated automobile accommodation, suitable for young couple. SIX rooms and bath near Forum. SAMARA 33 HAVE YOU HEARD? Mabel is at last growing her hair. Rolly has won the Elmwood prize for gigglers. Kay has given up Scotch jokes. Vaughan is going to take the Sandow treatment. Ruthie is preparing a " Who ' s Who. " Janet is starting a select clothes salon in Hull. Jean is going to be an " interior " decorator. Kitty is aiming at being a prima donna. Marian is entered for the Olympic High Jump. Lizzie is going to knit herself bed-socks. Symie is taking stretching exercises. Dodo is planning to go on a porridge diet. Claudia is setting up a fruit store on Sparks St. Joansie is taking up music as a profession. Flossie is understudying Mary Pickford. Jeannie is getting a home-work book. Sue has decided not to go into the movies. Helen is training to be a waitress. Joan is going to be a debater. Janet would like to be a dressmaker. — Tink Kenny and Joan Gausden 34 SAMARA The Prefects. Betty Carter, Head Girl. Heads of the Houses. Basket Ball Team. SAMARA 35 THE BEAUTY OF ART IS GREATER THAN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE On this subject there is, of c ourse, great difference of opinion as there is a great deal to be said for both Art and Nature. In all things Nature is the foundation of Art, but that is no reason why Art could not be more beautiful, as it is Nature in a higher form. God made the earth and also made man, and therefore man is not needed to improve Nature if it did not do the world some good or make it more beautiful. Music is a great art and the best of music is made by mankind. People will say: " What could be sweeter than the song of some wild bird? " But music cannot be put into the souls of humans by hearing a bird sing. Take the case of a person who has had no training and yet has a beautiful voice, and compare it with a person who has an equally beautiful voice which has been trained by an artis t. Would there not be a great difference? The trained voice would be much more beautiful than the untrained voice. Playing music on the piano is an art and is very educative. People may play the piano by ear, but do they benefit by it? They might put music into their souls, but not train their brain. Pictures are perhaps not more beautiful than nature and when looking at a picture you look at the inspiration of the artist as well as the picture. Skating is an art and therefore can be a consideration. A person may have the ability to skate but without proper instruc- tion can accomplish nothing. Skating, like every other art, is difficult, but can be beautiful in its progressing stages. Certainly no one could get on in the world if it were not for art. Does not art train the brain? And how would the world keep on turning on its axis if our brains were not trained properly? Though Art and Nature are built on the same foundations, I certainly think that art is a higher form of Nature. As I said before, God would not create artists if the world did not benefit by them. — M. Symington. Form V Matric. SAMARA 37 rt 3 o H O J3 •° CD C bfl .5P -2 CD C 5 .3 a O 03 C 03 L o3 03 O O o jy .2 o a B 03 43 u 03 a o5 43 u 3 O a 0) bfl bfl o3 U g --3 3 PQ cn CD o .3 a 03 b 0 OJ o o o .2 " So ■3 42 03 £ .tj 03 ■2 43 N 3 IT: bfl P § U n 2 3 a o a 38 SAMARA THE BOARDERS ' MUS-I-CAL We all were sitting round the lounge The news came like a thunder-bolt; Our hearts stood still, our knees did quake, We almost wished we could revolt. The message brought by prefect kind, Our happiness did almost ban ; For on the eve of the Tuesday next A boarder ' s musical was planned. Some were to play, others to act, Each envied the part of her friend ; The hands of the players stiffened and shook- — Oh! if it were only now the end. The day arrived, ' twas bleak and cold, No plan of escape to them occurred, Their fate was sealed, the time was short, Life seemed to them all quite absurd. Do I look pale? I ' m sure I ' m sick. Each asked of her neighbour in whispered tone ; But as they looked with anxious gaze, Their rosy cheeks concealed all bone. The hall was filled, we waited there, Each victim to her doom did go ; Oh ! how they wished for their music then As they pressed the pedal with trembling toe. The stage was cleared, the curtains drawn, The actors found their minds a blank, But as the audience did applaud, Away their former fears all sank. ' Tis clone, ' tis done! they cried in glee, As each in turn her part performed, Then they espied refreshments good- — But not to rush they had been warned. SAMARA 39 Then they to bed quite happy went, Feeling a good day ' s work was o ' er, Oh! happy end to a day that was feared, And so they hoped there ' d be more and more. By Marion Gale, Form VI Matric. and Kitty Gordon, Form VI B. rA tfo r$f% VJV vjw WJV ALL HALLOWE ' EN In days of yore, the people thought That ghosts and witches walked the earth ; That witches burnt you in a pot, And ghosts would kill you just for mirth. One night in every year they came To feast, and revel in the land. The gravestones they would topple down, To waken up the ghostly band. The superstitious maidens, they Would boil a cabbage leaf, or two ; The cabbage must be nicely shaped, The leaf a-dripping with the dew. Then when the brew was nearly done, The maiden fair, while saying grace, Would take a mirror, round and bright, There to behold her husband ' s face. No man of sense would venture forth, To walk or travel far, that eve, For he would ne ' er return again, At least, ' tis what those people believe. Now on All Hallowe ' en, we go In clothes all fancy, bright and gay; We beg for apples in the town ; The bright moon lighting up our way. — Jane Smart Form IV b. 40 SAMARA YflEET When the bell went for the end of school, we all rushed down to see the archery. At one end of the field the archers were.stand- ing, dressed in green school sweaters and tunics, and carrying their bows. Major Chapman, in a green leather coat and slouch hat, moved about among them, watching and advising. On a hill at the side, among the dark trees, bleak and bare under the gray sky, were grouped the spectators, mistresses and girls. A little apart stood Mrs. Buck, with Mrs. Southam and Mrs. Wilson, discussing the merits of the various competitors. Half of the archers took their positions in line, preparatory to shooting. Then each took an arrow from her quiver, fitted it to her bow, aimed, and there was a sharp whizzing sound as the arrows sped through the air. An instant after several " plonks " showed that some, at least, of the archers had been successful in hitting the target. When they had all shot their three arrows they stepped back to allow the others, who had been talking to the Major, to shoot. These went through the same performance, and then they all trudged off to the other end of the field, to get their arrows and shoot them back. The spectators then saw a very different sight. The archers could still be seen, but the point of interest was the targets. The bows bent, and then the arrows whistled down the field, swifter than the eye could follow. It was then that I realized the full meaning of the expression, " Swift as an arrow. " Some of the shots were short, and some wide or long, but many found their billets in the targets, ' and a few " golds " were scored. The spec- tators eagerly noted the hits, and commented on the chances of each archer. By the time all the arrows had been shot the targets looked like big porcupines. The performance went on for some time, the archers shooting and then changing ends, and then doing it again and again. Kitty Gordon and Janet Wilson seemed to hit the bull the most often. SAMARA 41 At last it was over, and everybody went in to the prize-giving. Major Chapman made a very fine speech, and then the prizes were presented. Kitty Gordon won Mrs. Ahearn ' s challenge cup for the highest score during the year; Janet Wilson won the prize for the " best black " ; and Ruth Seely won the prize for the " best gold. " Major Chapman was given three hearty cheers when he rose to go. The autumn archery meet was thus concluded. — Betty Sifton, Form V c. A MORNING WITH THE SIXTH FORM " My dear, I haven ' t done my French and have you seen the maths? I hadn ' t time to work at them, I have to have some baths, And what is more my heels are high And Mrs. Buck will nearly die! " And then went Betty with the bell to summon us to prayers, And when ' twas o ' er we scuttled back to start our morning cares, The algebra we couldn ' t do As well as all our history too. Then all morn long we worked like slaves and only stopped for lunch Just two small biscuits and a glass of milk is all we get to munch But in the courtyard with great glee We talk and laugh and make whoopee! And back to work we go again to struggle until one Then when we ' ve washed and combed our hair, we unto dinner run. And there we talk a little bit But mostly we just sit and sit! And every day we work like that and harder than one knows We read, add, write, sing, dance and act and also mend our clothes For when we ' ve finished here, then we Have learnt all that is known, you see. — R. Arnold and M. Dunlop, Form VI. 42 SAMARA THE CRY OF FIVE MATRIC. (With apologies to the Lady of the Lake) Hail to the class who in triumph advances ! Honoured and blest be the girls of our line ! Long live the fifth in the class-room that glances Over the field where the view is so fine Heaven give us knowledge To send us to college, Happy to work and gay in our play. While every class-room then Echoes our praise again — Five Matric, Five Matric, brilliant and gay! Ours is no slackness, as we have heard told, Blooming at Elmwqod at college to fail. When results have been heard WE won ' t turn cold For many " congrats " will come by each mail. We ' ll go to college then And wield a mighty pen. Then we return not to work but to play. Our school-day memories then Echo our praise again — ■ Debutantes, Debutantes, brilliant and gay! — Jocelyn White and Betty Toller, Form V Mairic. SAMARA 43 THE PENALTIES OF FAME Girls: Oh! to be a prefect, And deal out marks galore, And boss the other girls around And say: " Now talk no more! " Prefects : The duties of a prefect Are not just what you say; We have our troubles all the time, And all we say is nay! Girls: But then the prefects have their time, It comes but once a week ; And then into our sins they spy And find the bad they seek. Prefects : But also we are very kind And give you good marks too, For all the ways you try to help, And all good things you do. Girls : The prefects never get in wrong, No black stars have they yet ; But everything we seem to do The more black stars we get! Prefects: But just to end this little rhyme, We ' ll tell you here and now, Behind the office door we get Our little rows — and how ! — Betty Carter and Enid Palmer, Form VI Matric. 44 SAMARA A DAY IN AN ELIZABETHAN FAMILY I sat in a reverie in my little brown study curled up in a big comfortable chair drawn up before a roaring wood fire. I listened to the wind howling outside and the rain beating against the window with an intense feeling of comfort and safety. An open book lay in my lap — a book about the time of Good Queen Bess — a book the story had long been forgotten. I was, as I have said, in a reverie, wondering what it would have been like to have lived then. Suddenly the room began to change. The big comfy chairs turned into heavy mahogany with high, straight backs. The desk and table that were small a minute before, were now very large, also of mahogany, and carved curiously. The pictures on the walls became thick tapestries, and the jolly fireplace changed in a small queer stove. After taking all these things in, it oc- curred to me to look down at myself. I was sitting very upright in a chair high-backed like the others. My short, modern sport dress was transferred into a heavy, long brocade one, with a tight waist that almost took my breath away, and a full hooped skirt. I could feel that my hair was long and up in a funny little bun, and on the top of my head sat a queer little cap. There was a very uncomfortable ruff around my neck, and, lastly, instead of a book, a large piece of tapestry lay in my lap on which I was working diligently! How queer it all seemed! I perceived by the sandy hour-glass on the table that it was ten of the clock. At that moment I heard footsteps in the small corridor outside this room, and a lady, presumably my mother, appeared at the door. " Oh, Mother dear, it is time to stop, J is it not? I have sewed for two hours. " I heard myself saying. " Yes, daughter. I came to tell thee that thy tutor is here, and thou should not keep him waiting. " I got up and put my sewing neatly away and went into the next room. The furniture in that room was much the same as the other, though the room was small- er, and in the middle stood a long table. There were no tapestries on the walls of the school room (for so it was) as in the drawing room. Standing by the table was my tutor. He was a middle-aged man with a kind face. SAMARA 45 He looked like a German, though I wasn ' t sure, and was dressed in a doublet and hose. I dropped a light curtsey as I entered the room, and sat down at the table for two hours of Greek and Latin. It was then that I appreciated our own modern schools! After lessons were over and Sir Hugh, the tutor, had gone, dinner was served. Such a display of rich food, for my family happened to be that of a noble. The table appeared as though s et for a banquet, and I could not begin to eat all that was given me. When my brother asked why I was not eating, I an- swered that I felt a trifle indisposed, for I faintly re- membered that ladies often did in those days! After dinner I was sent to my room, which was typical of the time with a large poster bed, for a rest. This, in my modern mind, seemed very silly, but it could not be helped. By that time I began to feel that the Elizabethan time was not so much fun after all! At three of the clock I arose and dressed myself for the after- noon. I could hardly refrain from sliding down those lovely wide banisters, but I imagined the horror of my mother if I did, so I walked down as sedately as I could. When I entered the drawing-room, remembering to make a curtsey as I did so, I could tell that excitement was prevailing. In the room were my mother, brother and some servants- — my father had gone out. Edward, my brother, was opening one of the casement windows when I came in. I enquired, politely, what the matter was. " Hast not thou heard, " cried Edward, " the Queen is coming this way on her daily walk! " I thought it would be good fun to see Queen Bess, as I had studied so much about her, so I ran to the window and leaned out. There she was, picking her way carefully along the uneven pavement attended by many courtiers. She wore a gorgeous robe of silks and satins. On her bright red hair was a large jewelled head-drees, and a large ruff encircled her neck. She was laughing and talking gaily and looked exactly like pictures I had seen of her. I took out my lace handkerchief and waved it frantically, evoking disapproval from my mother, who told me sternly that such a demonstration was not lady-like! Then, right under our window the Queen came to a mud puddle — the tradi- tional mud puddle ! And there was Sir Walter Raleigh taking off his cloak for her to walk upon. She smiled and thanked him, 46 SAMARA as she stepped across. After all the excitement had passed, my mother suggested a ride in the park. So we got into the coach and four and went for a jolt over the rough cobble stones. Oh, what a slow, queer way of travelling it seemed! After a time we returned and had supper. This was a small, dainty meal, not in the least like the large dinner. Once or twice I tried to join in the conversation at the table, but was sternly reprimanded by my father who told me that little girls should be seen and not heard. I didn ' t dare to argue, so I finished the meal in silence. After it was over I sewed on my tapestry for about half an hour, and was then ordered to bed, though it was just eight o ' clock. I was extremely disconcerted at being sent off at this early hour, but as I was expected to obey, I did as I was told. At this moment, however, I " came to earth " with a crash. The wind had torn a large branch from a tree outside, and its fall had awakened me. So it was only a dream! I could hardly realize it at first, it had all been so real. I was glad, very glad, to get back to the twentieth century, however, for I liked my free- dom in the modern time, and would not give it up for a world of Queen?! — Elaine Meekins, Form V c. SAMARA 47 ANECDOTE Pres de chez nous, au bord de la riviere, il y a une vieille cabane en bois au milieu d ' une jolie forme. Dans cette cabane habite un viel Irlandais qui fut un des premiers colons a s ' etablir dans cette region bordant le saint-Laurent. Un jour, un Monsieur du nom de Holt vint le voir et lui de- manda si il voulait bien vendre sa ferme, mais, cette ferme etant tout ce que le viel Irlandais possedait il lui demanda done un prix assez eleve; Monsieur Holt, qui ne voulait pas payer une si gros somme, perdit patience au milieu de la discussion, et s ' exclama " Monsieur, je vous verrai a votre destination derniere avant de vous payer un tel prix. " L ' Irlandais le regarda un instant, et lui repondit: " Monsieur, ma destination derniere est le ciel; mais, je serai tres surprised vous voir la! " — B. Sifton. Form V c. tin HEN Mistress Pussy-Willow opens wide her eye, When Winter ' s wintry gales and snows all say good-bye, Then violets blue and snowdrops sweet Spring to the earth the sun to greet. The robin ' s song hails each new day, The blue-birds too are on their way. Then murmuring brooks and breezes sing That glorious song — the Song of Spring. — Betty North, Form IV b. THE DESERT I saw an empty desert with its old and drifting sands, And camels ' hoofs were faintly seen across the great wide strands And all around, the blistering sun a drowsy radiance cast, It was the only one who knew of sorrows that has passed. For miles and miles the sand stretched on until it touched the sky, That ether with its sheet of blue above we reached so high ; If only I might find some stream to bathe my fevered head, Or a fresh and green oasis where my body might be fed. — J. Brodie, Form VI b. 5 48 SAMARA AN EVENING IN THE SENIOR CLASSROOM Janet with typewriter Far in the class now, With piles of script which she did consume ; Up to her neck. There came a comrade For her up to bed to go, And visions of biscuits loom Making her weak. Quiet as a mouse in a Corner our Lizzie lay, Draped on a desk with a book Twice her height — " Now to get even and The man who has written this Never will live for Another to write. " " Mabel! " Each syllable Heavy as lead did fall " Mabel " a voice did ring From the door-way. Please come and tidy Your bedroom, since Friday It ' s been in a state To make anyone gray. Picture that class-room bright, Jean with her hair so light Supple and dumb to her Slim finger tips. Marian, sighing, And Kay with a biscuit Half way to her lips. 1 SAMARA 49 Oh, what a clatter when Bell went for going to bed, See them all laughing and Taking their leave, How their beds felt to them Oh, how they hated them, How they all longed to be Up and be free. (With apologies to Ralph Hodgson) Oh, had our simple Joan Working o ' er there alone, Had she but known the Wrong prep, she was doing. Then in a rush she came, Kitty, yes, that ' s her name, Tumbling in twenty rings Into the class. R. Arnold, Form VI B. JOKES Teacher in {Hygiene class): Jean, what is the liquid substance in blood? Bright Girl: Asthma. In a general knowledge exam, we learnt that " the face that launched a thousand ships, " belonged to Napoleon. Also — the Sphinx is a wild animal in North America. Heard at the Dinner Table: " If you don ' t want to eat your skin, I will. " " Give me your stuffing? " We learn from a sixth form essay that Napoleon had great comportment. 50 SAMARA Have you heard about the Scotchman- — Who died of a broken heart because he was offered a penny Who after his third daughter ' s wedding had the confetti dry cleaned ? Who was married in his back yard so that the chickens could eat the rice? Who ' s name was Vincent and they called him Vin to save the cent? Who went down the stairs backwards to save his front steps? Who died on a " pay as you leave " street car? And Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotchman had a bet as to who could stay under water the longest. The Scotchman was drowned! An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotchman were drinking ale, when three flies fell into their drinks. The Englishman called for more, the Irishman took his out — and the Scotchman rung his out. Some Scotchmen were getting up a string quartette, and they debated for a long time whether they could do with three. A Scotchman was travelling on a train and kept buying a ticket at each ticket-office he came to. A lady asked him why he got off at every station and he said that the doctor told him that he might fall down dead any minute and he couldn ' t waste any fare. for his thoughts when he wasn ' t thinking? SAMARA 51 A Scotchman who shot his mother and father so that he could go to the orphans ' treat. Scotchmen are now stopping all Scotch jokes because they are made at their own expense. A BALLAD LADY sat sighing alone by a pool -t— Hid deep in a leafy vale, m I 1 She sighed for a true love, a lad passing bold, 1 Who would succour a maiden frail. M V ■ A stalwart young knight came striding along, m f And he paused when the lady he spied, Ife " Oh lady so fair, " he said, bowing low, " May I rest for a while by your side? " She smiled at the knight as he lay on the sward, Ah, he looked as if rest were his need, " Fair maiden, " he murmured, " I ' m weary and worn, For footpads have stolen my steed. " I would rest in this green leafy wood if I could, But yonder, is that not a light? " " ' Tis my castle, " she said, " I will act as your guide. " Then the frail maiden succoured the knight. — Morna Peters, Form V Matric. 52 SAMARA NOCTURNE A dark blue sky, a huge silver moon, shining on the equally dark blue sea, tiny silver stars, palm trees bending to the water ' s edge, a strip of smooth sand, silver in the moonlight, and a little way back from the sea a grove of orange trees. The sound in the distance of darkies strumming their banjos and singing old plan- tation songs, comes through the mystic stillness of the semi- tropical night. A figure comes along the strip of sand slowly, and sits down on a rock and gazes dreamily out to sea. Voices are heard in the distance and more figures appear from the darkness of the orange grove. They throw themselves down on the sand and lie motionless. The dreamer on the rock does not appear to notice the newcomers; he is engrossed in his own thoughts. The music from the banjos and the singing draws nearer and four or five darky men appear and range themselves behind the strip of sand slightly in the shadow of the orange trees. As they start the opening notes of an old negro spiritual, the figures on the sand get up and joining hands, dance in a line just where the wavelets break on the shore— back and forth they sway in time to the weird old song which is being sung in a low crooning voice by one of the darkies, accompanied by the banjos. They dance for some time in the moonlight, which makes everything almost as bright as day. Suddenly the music stops, the shimmering figures fade away; the moon goes behind a cloud; the fragrance of the orange groves becomes fainter, and I wake up in a chair beside the fire with the wind howling about the house. I get up and look out of the window, to see driving snow and feel an icy draught blowing through a crack in the window pane. -Norma Hall, Form IV b. SAMARA 53 BANFF HOTEL Banff! The most beautiful spot I have ever seen. Being surrounded by the world famous Rocky Mountains makes it still more wonderful. Banff is just a small town in the province of Alberta. It is what you might call a holiday making town, in summer and winter. We went there about the middle of July last summer, and being there for only a week we could not do everything or go everywhere in such a short time, but what we did do I will tell you of. We stayed at the wonderful Banff Springs Hotel, which is situated on the Bow River and Falls. The rushing river and the snow-peaked mountains with which you are surrounded, make a wonderful picture. The hotel, of course, owns many horses. They were by no means the nice looking type of horses, but that didn ' t matter so long as you were on them and trailing up the sides of the mountains. This is what we generally did in the mornings, riding on the narrow paths, up the sides of mountains, through woods, and sometimes 54 SAMARA LAKE LOUISE in the open. The horses are so well trained that they will cross the river, which is quite swift, and go to the other side, just as though they were on dry land. Coming back we would rush for the swimming pool, which is outside, beside the hotel Motoring was a usual pastime at Banff, so therefore we hired a seven-passenger car and drove off to Lake Louise, another lovely summer and winter holiday place. In front of the hotel is Lake Louise with the Glacier opposite, as the photograph shows. On the road between Banff and Lake Louise, the motorists are usually stopped by a black bear, who is so tame that you can go up and feed him. Elks, moose and all kinds of wild animals come to the edge of the road, and look at you to be sure that you are all right. The reason they are so tame is because nobody can shoot any kind of an animal, from the smallest to the biggest, and the animals seem to know this. Tennis and golf in Banff are not played very much, the people are not very enthusiastic, as in some other places. Horse back riding and motoring are the most popular. I am sure that the people who have never been to Banff and have never seen the Rocky Mountains, one of the outstanding features of Canada, have missed a great deal. Janet Southam, Form Vc Upper. SAMARA 55 MAIN STREET TRINIDAD: BRITISH WEST INDIES Trinidad is the largest island of the British West Indies; its area is approximately fifty-five by forty square miles. The coast is, for the most part, high and rocky, but there are, of course, stretches of sand below the cliffs, or at intervals between them. In the interior, mountains rise for a height of three thousand feet and the scenery is magnificent. Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad, is a very interesting busy town. The main thoroughfares are a decided contrast to those of the other islands. They are crowded with a motley throng, from the half-naked wanderer with his staff, to the negress, marketing in spotless white, who are attracted by the displays in the shop windows, which are arranged to draw the natives rather than the white people. The inhabitants are chiefly of Spanish and French descent, but every nationality is represented— Europeans, Chinese, Ja- panese, Africans, East Indians. There are some palatial homes of Moorish architecture, while Government House is an exceedingly tropical dwelling of spacious, open rooms, situated in a park of luxuriant trees at the foot of the mountain that rises behind the town. 1— Native Htt 2 — Botanical Gard( ns. ; — Hindu Temple. 4 — Cccoa Plantation. SAMARA 57 GOVERNOR ' S RESIDENCE San Fernando, a missionary village, forty miles out of Port- of-Spain, is quite worth seeing. When driving out, one pass- es through huge cocoa and sugar planta. tions, cocoanut and banana groves, and also through the oil fields which lie in that district. San Fernan- do itself, is very hilly and quaint. Besides its court hous and stores, it has two colleges, one for East Indian girls and the other for boys. Both are amid quiet, tropical beauty; the girls have a splendid view of the sur- rounding country, and in the distance, across the sea, is the dim outline of the mighty mountains of Venezuela. The school life of the shy East Indian is very different to that of a Canadian. The school-girls in San Fernando take turns in cooking meals for the whole establishment- — doing house-work, washing and sewing- — all these in addition to study and sport, but they are quick and alert and manage it all very well. There are numerous other villages, places and things of interest, especially to a Northerner, in Trinidad. These include customs, dress and social caste. Indeed, Trinidad has a horrible and fantas- tic aspect, too, as every place hap, par- ticularly such a cos- mopolitan one. Civ- ilization, however, is making steady pro- gress, and even now this island has been called " The Brightest Jewel of the Carib- bean. " —Betty Vaughan, Form VI Matric. SUGAR CANE PLANTATION 58 SAMARA HONGKONG It was an extremely hot day when our ship, the Tango Maru, came into Hongkong harbour and drew up alongside the wharf. We disembarked, and arranging about the transportation of our baggage, seated ourselves in some sedan chairs. These sedan chairs are chairs on two poles which are carried by the coolies. They can be either closed or open, according to the weather. We had open ones. We tried to take a photograph of the coolies carrying chairs, but the coolies refused, sincerely believing that the camera had an evil eye. Then we were taken to the train which was to take us up the peak, which is the large mountain at the base of which is Hongkong, where we were to stay in a friend ' s house. The train was merely a collection of cars, joined together, which were taken up the side of the Peak by means of a pulle . The natives are forced to wait until all the Europeans are seated in the front cars, before they are allowed to take their places in the rear cars. We left the train at a small station which was near the summit of the mountain, and once again took to chairs. This time the chairs were closed as rain was beginning to fall. The coolies wore capes of straw to protect them from the dampness, they also wore their large hats. We were carried along the roads which were sometimes above the clouds. It was all very interesting, but we were glad to get into the warmth of the house. SAMARA 59 We made several journeys down into the city and saw many strange and interesting sights. Among which were a Chinese funeral and the celebrated Street of Flowers. In Chinese funerals, as in ours, the people are clad mainly in black and the friends of the dead man led the procession. A large painted picture of the de- ceased was carried before the coffin and following the coffin were the hired mourners in rickshaws, clad in black and weeping loudly. It was a most inspiring ceremony. The Street of Flowers was, as its name denotes, a street en- tirely devoted to the selling of flowers of every kind and colour. Both sides were crowded with booths, from behind which the merchants called out their wares in sing song voices. It was a beautiful sight and extremely tempting to the purse, but we at last managed to tear ourselves away from it and go in search of further sights of interest. We had expected to find all the Chinamen wearing pigcails, but we were very disappointed to find that very few had them, and many men wore the European costume. We saw several Chinese sitting on the side of the road having their hair cut, and it made one ' s blood run cold to see the immense iron shears that were used in this operation. The days passed very quickly in this delightful manner, and we were very sorry when at last the time came for us to leave. But before us we had the expectation of even greater pleasures and so, though we cast many regretful glances back at Hongkong 60 SAMARA as the ship slowly sailed out of the harbour, we looked forward eagerly to our arrival in Shanghai, which was our next destination. • — Joan Gausden, Form VI b. rig r$f r$rs Vf Vf Vf NASSAU Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and is situated on New Providence Island. It can be reached by boat or by aeroplane from Miami which takes but two hours. The climate is wonderful, keeping a very even temperature from December until May. After that it becomes much warmer, although there is always a cool breeze in the evening. The water is a beautiful colour, clear green some places, and a deep blue in others. Sea weed on the bottom, and clouds over- head make it very streaked. The soil of the island is practically all sand, but nevertheless the little vegetation there is, is extremely beautiful. The principal tree is the silk cotton tree. It has an enormous trunk and its branches spread to a great width and have an abundance of foliage. There are also many palms, the cocoanut and the Royal Palm being the most common. Many pines grow in the interior and around swamps which are inclined to be infested with insect life of all sorts. There are many beautiful flowers all very brilliantly coloured. Among the most common is the Hibiscus — it grows in great profusion and in a variety of vivid colours. Tomatoes are the only food which grow in abundance on the island. They are one of the chief exports, are planted in immense fieldr, which to the eye are just rocky waste. How the tomatoes flourish is very strange ' — they do not grow very high but nevertheless have very luscious fruit. SAMARA 61 HfcRKtT Worm The island ' s largest export is sponges. These are dived for by natives. They are then brought into the sponge wharf and there sorted out and bartered for. They are then washed and packed in bales very, very tightly. One would be amazed to see how many sponges can be packed into a moderate sized bale. There are many very old places of historical interest to visit. It is a mistaken idea that many are ruins of Spanish origin, for they are not. They are English. There is a very old and mys- terious bell loft in the back window of a store. This is very small, but more than 18 inches in diameter and numerals on the inside tell us it was cast in 1657 and no doubt in a Spanish foundry. This bell is expecially in- teresting because it was found under several fathoms of sea water and also that it shows places of being hit, on one place persis- tently as a ship ' s bell is, as well as showing the regular marks of a church bell. This bell has most probably had a very interesting history, it has been in a belfry, aship and on the ocean bed. What is its stoiy? There are a number of forts in Nassau which were used for- merly as defences on which the earlier inhabitants firmly relied. Fort Montague, built in 1741, is on the water ' s edge, and once had a few guns which guarded the upper end of the harbour. It now represents picturesque old mins. 62 SAMARA Fort Charlotte is much larger and had the duty of guarding the lower and more used entrance to the harbour. There are now no guns left, but it is very imposing. On top of a high hill over- looking the sea. On coming into the harbour it is one of the first things you see. It is very interesting to walk underneath the fort into dark galleries, guard rooms and dungeons. This Fort and Fort Fincastle are now signal stations for ships. Fort Fincastle has no underground rooms at all, but is inter- esting in that it is made from native stone quarried from a neigh- bouring ledge. The Queen ' s Staircase is adjacent to this old fort, and is a very colourful remainder and reminder of older days. Ft is a long flight of stone stairs, coloured by weathering and overhung with vege- tation which presents a very attractive sight. The Gregory Arch is a constant reminder of the engineering skill and labour employed in days gone by. It is a tunnel from the main part of the city to Grant ' s or Nigger Town, which is on a higher level. This archway is extremely beautiful — Nature having made it so after many years of constant weathering and also growth of vegetation. Near the middle of the island is a pot-hole in the middle of a pine forest. This is called the Mermaid ' s Pool. It was probably formed, many many years ago, by the rush and swirl of opposing tides when all was channel bed. This lies in a ridge between hills and a stone was caught in a crevice and was dashed from side to side by the rush of water, thus making this deep hole. It was so deep that when the water receded leaving the dry land, some remained in here. The bottom of this ominous pool cannot be seen unless a white stone is thrown in and then it can be seen to rest many yards down. The sides are very high and so when once you get in, it would be hard to get out. Therefore what crimes and casualties lie hidden in its depths from centuries ago none can tell. There are a number of caves on this island, chiefly interesting to the naturalist and botanist, for some of the vegetation and formations inside are extremely rare. There is one cave called Jane Gale ' s, which is still being made by waves at high tide. This is named after a movie actress who did some work here. In modern Nassau there are a number of very good-looking buildings which are worthy of note. SAMARA 63 The market has a large building in which all the produce of the Bahama Islands is brought and sold and here there is also a covered building outside without sides. This is especially colourful as there are all kinds of native fruits, flowers and vege- tables here. The library contains many very good volumes, some of them very old. It is an octagonal building which was originally the jail. Below this building and surrounded by exceptionally well-kept gardens, is the Court House. In this all the cases taken by police- men are tried before a magistrate and corresponds to our police courts. All tourists spend at least half an hour listening to the quaint way the negroes speak and how child-like they are when reprimanded. This is a very interesting spot and many people came day after day to hear the cases tried. A beautiful new wharf and store house have been built and the channel has been dredged, so that now even the largest steamer can come right into the dock. Before this they had to anchor outside the bar and all passengers and cargo came in on a tender. Also in rough weather they had to dock on the west coast, on a very old wharf and then drive ten miles into the town over a very rough road. Nassau is becoming veiy modernized and there are now three large hotels here. There v- only one bank, The Royal Bank of Canada, which has a very imposing building. It is very nice, as a Canadian, to feel that it is a Canadian bank which has the honour of being the only one in the Bahamas. The British Crown is represented here by a Governor-General and the chief officers are also appointed by the Crown. There are 64 SAMARA designated counsellors as well as the elected assembly. All the different islands of the Bahamas send representatives to this Parliament. The opening of the Legislature by the Governor is especially colourful as the natives desire pomp and ceremony. The whole procedure is very impressive and awe-inspiring- — in fact, one is made to feel the Governor ' s dais is the Throne of England. The Nassau policemen are all natives, and it is very amusing to see them direct traffic. They are quite as serious about direct- ing a donkey cart as a very large automobile. In 1926 Nassau was hit by a very great hurricane; many lives were lost and many sponge boats went down with all on board. Some churches were destroyed, other badly damaged, but even after all this destruction, the native proved himself full of courage and resourcefulness. They did not waste time deploring their losses, but immediately set about repairing the damages. It is for this reason that Nassau is the flourishing and beautiful place it is at the present day. Ruth Seely, VI Malric- rS? +$r vg iff JJv AUTUMN Most bounteous season of the year, When trees are decked with colours gay, And fluttering leaves are falling here, Tossed in the west wind ' s reckless way. When rosy apples load che trees Until they bend beneath the weight And ripened corn sways with the breeze Far in the field beyond the gate. We love to wander through the woods, With rustling leaves about our feet, And see the birds in gathering broods Flying to southern summer ' s heat. Oh Autumn ! with your plenteous horn Filled to the brim from Ceres ' halls, We dare not think of time forlorn, When you have gone, and winter falls. • — Catherine Macphail. Form V Matric. SAMARA 65 NUNC DIMITTIS It seems impossible to believe that we have come to our last year of school. From henceforth hopscotch, jacks and our own peculiar kind of bridge will be memories of the past. And from now on we hope to be allowed to push our chairs in and out at meals, eat marmalade with our bacon and have more than two min- utes to dress in. Of course we who are boarders will miss our nightly arguments on all subjects from missionaries and politics to the latest jazz and fashions, and the hour when soda biscuits are brought out and we all sit around silently munching. And what will our head girl do without having to ring the bell every half hour and call frantically for the register before morning prayers? But though it is such things as these that will remind us of our days at Elmwood, we will not forget the other side of school life, too. As well as learning our ordinary lessons, we hope we have learnt others too ' — team work, toleration of other people ' s ideas and actions and the value of tradition. Next year some of us will be abroad, some at university and others at home. So we wish the best of luck to next year ' s Sixth and hope they will have as much fun as we have had. Good-bye, Elmwood. We will all be back again some time soon. Here ' s to a night when, with the infirmary as a guest room, we may have to sleep three in a bed ! —The Sixth of 1928-29. SAMARA 67 JUNI9RS THE SWEATER (With apologies to the old ballad) Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? I ' ve looked through bag and cloakroom, but no sweater can I see, But it ' s here I would have my green sweater safe with me. Chorus: It ' s gone with its colours to the land of Mystery. But it ' s here I would have my green sweater safe with me. Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? I ' ve asked all the Prefects, they looked at every name, They said that I was careless and on me cast the blame. Chorus: It ' s gone with its colours to the land of Mystery. But it ' s here I would have my green sweater safe with me. Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? I found my Form Mistress and told her of my plight, She said that I must find it or stay at school all night. Chorus: Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? Oh, where, tell me where, can my old green sweater be? Oh, sweater, could you tell me wherever you may be For it ' s here upon my peg that my sweater I would see. Chorus: — II Form Song. 68 SAMARA STORY OF THE DAYS Long ago the Romans, and other early nations, used to wor- ship the moon, the sun, the wind, the water, and so on. Thus, the days of the week got their names. The seventh day of the week was (and is now) called Sunday. It was always treated as a very reverent day, and on this day they brought out their idols and worshipped them to the Sun god. Monday was named after the moon goddess, Diana, who was supposed to drive her chariot across the sky at night. She is also said to have been seen hunting in the forests or by the reeds. Now the Norsemen had a god of war named Tyr, and when a terrible wolf spirit, Fenris, troubled the people, Tyr ventured to do the dangerous deed of killing him. In accomplishing it he lost one hand. Tuesday was named after Tyr. Wednesday comes from Odin, or Woden, the god who used to send two black ravens around the earth for news. He also sent Valkyries or maidens to bring the souls of heroes slain in battle to feast with him. Thursday obtained its name from the great god of war, Thor, who is the strongest of all the gods. He carries an axe, so heavy that it is impossible for anyone but himself to lift. Friday is named after Freya, wife of Woden, lest she should be jealous of her husband. Saturday comes from Saturn, the god in whose honour the Romans used to feast and drink. So we see that each day of the week has a history of its own and now after all these years the names have come down to us from the early Romans, although they may be a little bit altered. — H. Gilmour, Form III. SAMARA 69 BECAUSE WE ' RE THE JUNIORS I? Five Junior Boarders of Elmwood are we, JJ We are very good, but the Staff don ' t agree — 4 Because we ' re the Juniors. jfl We go to bed every night at eight, XTrn.c». And are never allowed to stay up late — Because we ' re the Juniors. We never go out to concerts at nights, Even if it is the best of sights — Because we ' re the Juniors. Because the Seniors haven ' t theirs yet, Second helpings we rarely get, Because we ' re the Juniors. Within a horrible place called Pound, Most of our things are generally found — Because we ' re the Juniors. We have a prefect where ' er we go, In case we might jump into the snow — Because we ' re the Junior?. The Seniors wash hair by the light of the moon, Ours has to be done in the afternoon — Because we ' re the Juniors. We ' re never allowed to talk or laugh, Or we get into trouble with the Staff — Because we ' re the Juniors. We ' re only allowed of candies two, We must never visit other girls ' rooms, Or settled and sad will be our dooms — Because we ' re the Juniors. 70 SAMARA For fear that the carpet will need some repairs, We ' re seldom allowed to use the front stairs — Because we ' re the Juniors. But now we ' ll tell you something true, In a few years time we ' ll be prefects too — Though now we ' re Juniors! ■ — The Junior Boarders rSh rSh 3e Jf vjw vjw AN UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE Four girls one summer afternoon gathered together by the edge of Sparrow Lake, one of the lovely Muskoka lakes, wondering what they should do after their swim. One member of the party suggested they should go for a row in the boat which was moored to the wharf nearby. The question arose, where should they go? Someone sug- gested Bensinger ' s, a farm about a mile along the shore past Cape Rock. All cried " Yes " at once, and so, seated in the leaky old row-boat, they started off, and taking turns at the oars they soon reached their destination. It was a glorious day, the birds were singing gaily and the sun was shining brightly as they walked up to the cottage. All the children rushed out to meet them, seeming bright and happy that their friends had come to pay them a visit. They played gaily together for what appeared quite a short while, when, noticing that a wind had sprung up, and that the lake appeared to be getting rough, they resolved to start for home at once. The two older boys kindly offered to take their punt and row along beside them to see that the girls came to no harm on their return journey. The passage through the tall weeds which extended some distance from the shore, was made with ease. But on reaching the open water the boat was caught by the wind, and in spite of frantic efforts made by the girls, no progress could be made against it. The boys were strong rowers and succeeded in towing the girls back into the friendly shelter of the weeds. Great haste was SAMARA 71 made to the shore, and four badly frightened girls climbed out of the boat, which by this time was partly filled with water. It was decided that the boys should take the leaky old row-boat back home while the girls walked along the edge of the lake through the bush. The people at home were very worried when the girls ' absence was noticed, and the old boat missed from its usual place, especially as something that looked like an upturned row-boat could be seen adrift on the lake. Their anxiety was relieved when the boys appeared with the boat, but so strong was the wind that even they required the as- sistance of one of the men with a motor-boat before they could get to the shore. The four girls, pale and frightened, finally reached home in safety, much to the joy of the family, and none the worse for their hazardous experience, or the long walk through the forest. They were very sorry to learn of the anxiety their thoughtless action had caused, and resolved never to go off on the lake again without permission. — Hazel Sansom, Form III. r rs r9n r s Jf» Vf» vg» NAUGHTY DOLLY Dolly, like most other girls, Always wore the finest curls, But one day scissors firmly gripped Her lovely curls she quickly snipped. Her mother coming home from town, Where she had gone to buy a gown, When she caught sight of Dolly ' s bob, Right then and there began to sob. —Joy Armstrong, Form III. 72 SAMARA MAX Max is my own pony. He is between 14 and 15 years old. The reason for my not being sure of his age is because a horse ' s or a pony ' s age cannot be told by his owner after he is twelve years old, unless the owner has had the horse or pony before he was twelve. Before a horse is twelve you can tell his age by his teeth. Max is a very clever and intelligent pony. He can " shake hands " with both front feet. He will give you the one you touch. He also stands up on his hind feet and boxes. When he comes home from a good ride, I unsaddle him. The first thing he does is to roll in his stall and kicks the sides, at the same time making an awful noise. Then he gets up and looks around to see if he is being brought any sugar. I made up a little poem about him. This is it: When he starts out he is very, very slow, But on his way back you ought to see him go. — Ethel Southam, Form III. SAMARA 73 MY STORY AS A LAMP POST I am a lamp post situated near the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. At night I feel very grand, when my powerful light is turned on. I help people in many ways. When they go past me I hear stray bits of odd news and frequently children ' s secrets. You would think I am lonely, but I always have human beings near me, and I see and hear a great deal more than ordinary people do, so I have many things to think about when all is still. When I was planted I was quite young, so I was not used to the traffic and noises of the city. One day I heard a terrific noise (that sounded like a large number of people screaming) and soon I saw some bright red motor cars, rushing wildly past me at a great speed. I later learned that they were fire-reels, from my friend the robin, who said that they were motor cars, armed with instruments to extinguish fires. I have been a witness to many accidents, and one day a great, big, heavy truck bumped into my side and made a slight hole in me. In the year of 1928 (near Christmas time) I watched a huge Christmas tree being planted in the square behind the Post Office. It was decorated with hundreds of coloured lights, which looked very pretty at night. I am quite tired of the noisy city and would like to change places with my brother, for a while, who lives in a quiet part of the country. I ' ll tell you a secret if you promise not to let anyone know. Well, one very cold wintry night, two little fairies were flying by, seeking shelter. Blinded by the snow, they flew accidentally into my post by the hole where the big truck had bumped into me. They decided to live in my big glass globe which I use as an eye and have made a cozy nest in one corner of it. They are a great deal of company for me, because I can understand them better than human beings. Sometimes my globe is covered with smoke from the trains, so I cannot see out, but the occupants of it amuse me greatly by the thrilling story of their life. One night a few minutes after the Station, Post Office and Parliament Building ' s clocks had struck twelve o ' clock, two men 74 SAMARA emerged from a dark corner and much to my joy very cautiously came over and stood underneath my light. They were very rough looking and each carried a large sack on his back. Oh! how I should have loved to have been able to walk and run, for I think they were thieves from their whispered conversa- tion that I overheard, which ran something like this: — " Do you remember that rich old lady who is so frightened at anything at all, and who was always talking about that precious goblet? " " Yes, I remember her well, and that goblet is on the table by the window. I saw it as I passed yesterday. " " .Surely she wouldn ' t miss that goblet, until we were out of the city and had sold it for lots of money. " " Let ' s do that, Pat, " replied the other as they stole out of sight. A few days later I heard that the goblet had been found and restored to its owner and the thieves were in prison. — Genevieve Bronson, Form III. BETTY BALL Form III - SAMARA 75 BARON Baron is a puppy, A very nice one too, And I wish that you could see All the things that he can do. He lives in Elmwood courtyard When he isn ' t on the rink! Miss Tipple is his mistress, And gives him food and drink. He is the dearest puppy That ever you have seen, His ears are long and flapping, And he is never mean. — Joy Armstrong, Form III. 76 SAMARA Little Boy (after being naughty at school): " O! Mummie, I was promoted; the teacher made me sit beside her! ' ' First Wife: " You told me that Dentist didn ' t hurt. " Second Wife: " Neither did he, it was his instruments that hurt you. " Mother: " Tommy, what did I tell you I ' d do if you touched that jam? " Tommy: " Now isn ' t that funny you forgot; I forgot too! " Aunt: " Hello, Tommy, we don ' t see as much of you as we used to. " Tommy: " No, I wear long trousers. " J- 78 SAMARA Elmwood, as we all know, has always been noted for its ac- tivity in dramatics, and this year has been no less active than its predecessors. Amongst the outstanding events are to be men- tioned the Boarders Musical and Dramatic Entertainment given on February 19th, 1929. The pianoforte solos were played by Helen Mackay, Elizabeth Kenny, Joan Ahearn, Jean Dunlop, Florence Cor istine, Marian Gale, Catherine Grant, Medora Britton, Eleanor Kenny, Janet Wilson, Roslyn Arnold, Mabel Dunlop and Jean Brodie. The dramatic programme included " Chimborazo, " a mime, given by Kitty Gordon, Margaret Symington, Joan Gausden; also a dramatic version of " The King ' s Breakfast, " performed by Claudia Coristine, Susan Watson, Betty Sifton and Joan Watson. On March 20th, the Senior Dramatics Class presented " X = 0, A Night of the Trojan War " by John Drinkwater. This was preceded by the Intermediate Dramatics Class in " The Masque of the Two Strangers " by Lady Alix Egerton. After Easter the performances will be as follows: April 24th: " Six Who Pass While Lentils Boil. " The Mech- anics ' performance of " Pyramus and Thisbe " from " The Mid- summer Night ' s Dream, " by Lower Intermediate and Junior Classes. May 17th: " Merry Wives of Windsor " by the Senior Class. May 1st: A dancing display is to be given by Miss Odell ' s pupils. SAMARA 79 A much greater interest has been taken in sports this year, due, perhaps, partly to the fact that two new games have been started — Lacrosse and Danish Longball. We hope to see this enthusiasm increasing, and so make the playing field the scene of greater activity and sportsmanship. In spite of the interest shown in Lacrosse and Longball, Bas- ketball was still the favourite, and our results in matches against the Old Girls and Ottawa Ladies ' College are gratifying. Home Sept. 28th. Old Girls vs School VI J Oct. 27th: Old Girls vs School VI J On November Forms Vc and VI. School 18-10 ischool 22-6 Away Dec. 1st: Ottawa Ladies ' College vs [ " School School VI. J 40-32 Dec. 15th: Ottawa Ladies ' College] vs School School VI J 45-31 1st and 14th matches were played between The teams were very evenly matched and the games exciting. In the first game the honours went to Vc with a score of 18-16, but in the second game Form VI with a score of, 16-12, proved the victors with a margin of 2 points. We also had practice games against the Staff, but on account of the winter coming suddenly upon us, the actual match did not take place. We hope that the Staff will accept our challenge in the spring. Team Shots: — R. White. Rachael ' s game is improving, but she is still not quick enough to attack. Her shooting is very good and reliable. (1 mention). 80 SAMARA B. Carter. Considering the newness of her position in the field, Betty did some good work. She is a thoroughly reliable Captain and works well with the team. Centres: E. Meekins. Elaine is doing good work; she must guard against running with the ball. J. Ahearn. Good steady play, with good clear passing. As centre she has control of the game, and shows promise (2 mentions). K. Gordon does good work and is a reliable defence, (l mention). J. Gausden. Joan plays well. Her game is thoroughly reliable (1 mention). Tennis. — We had quite a lot of tennis in the autumn, but no matches were played. The Tennis Cups presented by Betty Fauquier and Mrs. Russell Smart were competed for in the spring. Last year the Senior Cup was won by K. Gordon and the Junior Cup by N. Hall. Archery.— Much interest has been taken in Archery this year. On October 31st we held our first meet. The following awards were made :■ — Best Score: K. Gordon. 47-179. Best Gold: R. Seely. Most Blacks: J. Wilson, Skating.- — The outdoor rink was used very little this year, but much good work was done at the Minto Skating Club, our successes there being: — Minto Cup (Junior Girl Championship) — 1. B. Carter. 2. M. Symington. The Wilson Cup (for qualified skaters.) — 1. B. Carter. 3. M. Symington. A.S.A.C. 3rd Class Test.—]. White, R. White, A. Gilmour, L. Courtney. Junior Test.- — E. Meekins. Races were held at the Minto Club every Monday, and Cup were won by those gaining the most points in their respective groups. The successful competitors from Elmwood were: — 14-18 years: B. Carter. 10-14 years: M. Craig. 8-10 years: J. White. The school was strongly represented at the Junior Minto Car- nival held on March 1st and 2nd. SAMARA 81 Skiing. — On March 9th the Boarders and most of the Staff enjoyed all the thrills and spills of skiing at Kingsmere. It was voted a wonderful day by all and we hope that it will become an annual event. We have very much enjoyed our work this year, all the more so because of the enthusiastic help given us by Miss Elliott. We all feel that we should like to thank her very much and take this opportunity of showing our appreciation. ! — Betty Carter, Captain. r$t r$f r$f% JJw wjw f ELMWOOD SCHOOL, ROCKCLIFFE, HOLDS ITS FIRST ANNUAL ARCHERY MEETING The first autumn prize meeting, which it is hoped will become an annual event, was held on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, at Elmwood school. Five pairs of targets were set out, which, together with the girls ' green uniforms, looked very picturesque on the Elmwood grounds, which afford an ideal archery range. Fourteen shooters faced the targets at 2.30 p.m. and began a full national rourd (four dozen arrows at 60 yards and two dozen at 50 yards), which they completed at 4.15. The shooting was very keen and the style generally good (in two or three cases, excellent) and considering the coldness of the afternoon and the presence of a difficult cross wind at one end and the fact that all were beginners this year, the scores in some cases were very commendable. Much interest was shown in the shooting by quite a large number of spectators. The prizes were presented by Major G. A. E. Chap- man, who, in a few words explained his great appreciation of the progress made and emphasized the absolute necessity of correct style towards the attainment of satisfactory scores. Targets, scores and prize list: Target 1 — H. S. G. M. Svmington 28 102 J. Wilson 40 140 2 E. Meekins 20 66 2 Target 2— R. Arnold 18 74 J. Brodie 17 69 R. Eliot 9 23 82 SAMARA Target 3— B. Smart 12 50 J. Southam 13 51 1 M. Dunlop 36 155 3 Target 4- — R. Seely 19 65 3 K. Gordon 47 179 3 J. Ahearn 15 53 Target 5 — M. Gale 23 99 E. Palmer 19 67 1 Prizes— The Ahearn Challenge Cup for best score during the season (presented by Mrs. Franklyn Ahearn), won by K. Gordon, 53 — 189. Best score of the meeting, K. Gordon, 47 — 179. Best Gold, R. Seely. Most Blacks, J. Wilson. Elmwood is greatly indebted to Major G. A. E. Chapman for the time he has spent so generously and interest he has taken in developing archery at the school. The pupils are extremely fortunate in profitting by his expert teaching and hope to achieve a standard of excellence of which Major Chapman will be proud. $e e3e rSS Jg Vft KITTY GORDON — Champion 1929 84 SAMARA § OLDCIRL ' 5 MEU3 r All Old Girls will be pleased to know that Mrs. H. S. Philpot has consented to be one of our vice-presidents. A very nice letter wishing the Association all success was received from her after last year ' s magazine had gone to press. Mrs. Philpot is living in Oxford, where her son John, an Old Elmwoodian of Preparatory School Days, is attending Balliol College, while his brother William is doing interesting things in West Africa. Betty Peek, who graduated from Wellesley College after leaving Elm- wood, has also been studying at Oxford during the past year, and was living with Mrs. Philpot for a time. The Elmwood Old Girls ' Association which was started in June, 1927, gave their first dramatic performance at the Elmwood School Hall on March 22nd. This was the first production on account of so many of the members being away last winter. This Spring, however, some of the members produced the play, " Pa- tricia Brent, Spinster, " under the direction of Nancy MacCarthy and Sylvia Smellie. The Hall was well filled and a collection of $119.00 was made, the balance of which was given to the Ottawa Welfare Bureau after expenses were paid. Some difficulty was found in choosing a play, as of course all the members of the Association are girls, so it was decided to adapt a play from the novel " Patricia Brent, Spinster, " an undertaking which Nancy MacCarthy very ably performed. The cast in order of appearance was as follows:- — Miss Wangle Sylvia Smellie Mrs. Mossycop-Smyth Patricia Fosbery Patricia Brent Vals Gilmour SAMARA 85 Miss Sikkim Catherine Dogherty Mrs. Omsk Norton Julia MacBrien Lord Peter Brown Betty Fauquier Gustave Dorothy Peck Miss Adelaide Brent Letty Wilson Peel Alice Peck Lady Tanagra Bowen Nancy MacCarthy Waitress Alice Peck Cook Letty Wilson The play was preceded by a curtain-raiser, a debutantes ' bridge game. Those who took part were Nancy MacCarthy, Marian Murphy, Dorothy Peck and Sylvia Smellie. This was followed by a dance by Julia MacBrien and Sybil Rhodes. We hope in our next performance that some Elmwood Old Boys will be in the cast. We wish to thank Mrs. Buck for the use of the Hall and the properties she so kindly lent us for our play, and to thank Mrs. Edward Fauquier for the ice cream and cakes enjoyed by the performers afterwards. Old Girls will be interested to hear that Lucy Crowdy was married to the Hon. Jock Wier of Glasgow, Scotland, on March 2nd, at Christ Church Cathedral, and the reception was held at Government House, where her father is secretary to His Excel- lency. Betty Fauquier, Louisa Fauquier, Lorna and Mary Black- burn, also Elmwood Old Girls, were among the bridesmaids. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chisnell on March 21st. Mrs. Chisnell was formerly Nora MacCarthy. Betty Fauquier will spend the summer abroad, in Europe. Marjorie Borden and Mary Rosamond are spending the Spring in Italy. Nancy MacCarthy is going to London for April and May. Lorna Blackburn ' s engagement to Jimmy Crowdy has been announced. Catherine Guthrie is to be married to Shirley Woods in June. Beryl Brett is in England writing scenarios for the Gainsborough Film Company. Monica Brett is a promising young actress. She has been playing at the Old Vic in London under the direction of Sybil Thorndike. Julia MacBrien and Sybil Rhodes were both staying in Ottawa recently and both took part in the Elmwood Old Girls ' play " Patricia Brent, Spinster " . 86 SAMARA SAMARA 87 AUTOGRAPHS — contd. 88 SAMARA SCHOOL DIRECTORY Mrs. C. H. Buck— Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. THE STAFF Miss E. Adams— 68 Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa. Miss D. Bayes— 102 Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northants, Eng. Miss M. Challis— Fairlawn, Churchwalk, Worthing, Eng. Miss V. Elliott- — 32 Gungate, Tamworth, Staffs, Eng. Miss G. E. Evans— Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Mme. H. Gauthier — 320 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Miss Haanell— 236 First Avenue, Ottawa. Miss M. Hulbert— 88 Victoria Street, Ottawa. Miss J. Klotz— 52 Alexandria Street, Ottawa. Mrs. H. O. McCurry— 126 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. Miss K. Neal— Hull, Que. Miss V. Odell — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Rev. E. F. Salmon— 436 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Miss D. C. Tipple —Overton House, St. George ' s Road, Chelten- ham, Eng. Joan Ahearn— 450 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Lilias Ahearn— 450 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. , Joy Armstrong — Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Roslyn Arnold— 3430 Ontario Avenue, Montreal, Que. Nancy Atkinson— Stratchona Apts., Laurier Avenue, Ottawa. Betty Ball- — 76 Union Street, Ottawa. Catherine Bate— 460 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Cecil Bate— 460 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Anne Bethune— Berkenfels, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Dorothy Blackburn— 70 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Glen Borbridge- — 290 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Elizabeth Bowden — 381 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Julia Bowden — 381 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Sharley Bowman— Cloverdale Road, Rockclifte, Ottawa. Medora Britton— 259 Dunvegan Road, Toronto, Ont. Jean Brodie— 37 Upper Bellvue Avenue, Westmount, Que. Genevieve Bronson — 210 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Jean Burns — 224 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. SAMARA 89 Eleanor Carson— 286 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Margaret Carson- — 286 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Betty Carter — Prospect Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Diana Clarke — 251 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Allison Cochrane — 266 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Claudia Coristine — 440 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Florence Coristine — 440 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Louise Courtney— 470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Mary Craig— 309 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Anne Creighton — 229 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Francis Drury — 3 Rideau Apts., Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Jean Dunlop— Pembroke, Ont. Mabel Dunlop — Pembroke, Ont. Susan Edwards— 407 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Ruth Eliot — 148 Elgin Street, Ottawa. Joan Elkins — 292 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. Valliere Elkins— 292 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. Ethel Finnie— 303 Waverlev Street, Ottawa. Jean Finnie — 303 Waverley Street, Ottawa. Beatrice Fraser — 58 Carling Avenue, Ottawa. Joan Fraser- — 58 Carling Avenue, Ottawa. Marian Gale — 91 Cartier Street, Ottawa. Lilian Gardiner— 328 Waverley Street, Ottawa. Joan Gausden- — 400 Kensington Avenue, Westmount, Que. Gill German— 63 Manor Avenue, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Audrey Gilmour— 24 Russell Avenue, Ottawa. Hope Gilmour— Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Gwendolyn Goodwin— R.R. No. 3, St. Catharines, Ont. Kitty Gordo:-. ' — 14 Beaumont Road, Toronto, Ont. Doree:; Graham— 19 Lindenlea Road, Ottawa. Catherine Gra: t— 16 Chelsea Place, Montreal, Que. Isobel Gra: t— 186 Waverley Street, Ottawa. Mary Gray- — 457 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. Norma Hall — 8 Range Road, Ottawa. Betty Hamilton— 706 Echo Drive, Ottawa. Dorothy Hardy— 443 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. 90 SAMARA Betty Harris— 59 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Nancy Haultain— 67 Manor Avenue, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Cynthia Hill — 335 Chapel Street, Ottawa. Janet Hill — 410 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Elizabeth Hogg— 226 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. Betty Hooper — Elmwood Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Winsome Hooper— Elmwood Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Ruth Hughson— 293 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Luella Irvin— 103 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. NiNi Keefer-— 35 McKay Street, Ottawa. Eleanor Kenny — Buckingham, Que. Elizabeth Kenny— Buckingham, Que. Moira Leatham-490 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Catherine MacPhail — 445 Albert Street, Ottawa. Helen Mackay — 20 McGregor Street, Montreal, Que. Mary Malloch — 6 Mariposa Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Elaine McFarlane — 346 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Marjory McKinnon— 323 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa. Betty McLachlin — 170 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. Elizabeth McMillan — 415 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Ella McMillan — 415 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Christine McNaughton — 493 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Elaine Meekins— 519 Strathcona Apts., Laurier Avenue, Ottawa. Marion Monk— 112 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. Ruth Monk — 112 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. Enid Palmer — 170 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Vivian Palmer— 170 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Morn a Peters- 369 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Anne Phillips— Ballybegs, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Elizabeth Plaunt — 1 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa, Anne Robertson— Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Jean Robertson- — Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Barbara Ross — 35 Goulbourn Avenue, Ottawa. SAMARA 91 Hazel Sansom — Sweetland Apt?., Ottawa. Ruth Seely- — 14 Seaforth Avenue, Montreal, Que. Betty Sifton — 1535 Bernard Avenue, Montreal, Que. Betty Smart — 361 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Jane Smart — 361 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Ethel Southam— Casa Loma t Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Janet Southam — Casa Loma, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Margaret Symington- — 1116 Elgin Terrace, Peel Street North, Montreal, Que. Betty Toller — 62 Powell Avenue, Ottawa. Nancy Toller — 62 Powell Avenue, Ottawa. Betty Vaughan- — 91, The Boulevard, Westmount, Que. Diana Vernon- — 319 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Peter Viets— 487 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Joan Watson— 814 30th Avenue W., Calgary, Alberta. Susan Watson— 814 30th Avenue W., Calgary, Alberta. Jocelyn White — 603 Besserer Street, Ottawa. June White- — 603 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Rachel White — 603 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Anna Wilson — 192 Daly A " enue, Ottawa. Cairine Wilson— 192 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Isobel Wilson— R.R. No. 1, Hull, Que. Janet Wilson— 192 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Cecilie Wood— 198 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Jean Workman— 292 Gilmour Street, Ottawa. SAMARA THE END OF THIS SAMARA Purveyor to His Excellency the Governor General and Elmwood School A. BEDARD Butcher SERVICE AND QUALITY CHOICE MEATS, VEGETABLES, CANNED FOODS, BUTTER AND EGGS Phone: RIDEAU 417 48 CREIGHTON STREET, OTTAWA, Canada P.S.— WE WILL MOVE TO OUR NEW STORE AT 67 CREIGHTON STREET, ON OR ABOUT JUNE FIRST, 1929 Combine Distinction with Economy Furniture and Furnishings from Cleghorn Beattie will give your home that desirable air of individuality. 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Percy Chemists by appointment to their Excellencies the Lord and Lady Willingdon DELIVERY TO ELMWOOD SEVERAL TIMES DAILY STEEL LOCKERS for SCHOOLS MADE IN CANADA By THE STEEL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. PEMBROKE, ONTARIO DON ' T ONLY SAY SAUSAGE SAY SLINKS THEN YOU ARE SURE OF THE BEST VAII S LAUNDRY LIMITED " A LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR EVERY FAMILY " Telephone : QUEEN 2000 O WELLINGTON AT BAY STREET OTTAWA JAS. F. CUNNINGHAM, F.C.A. (CAN.); C.A. G. DE H. CUNNINGHAM, C.A. CUNNINGHAM CO. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ❖ 21 0 BOOTH BUILDING - 16S SPARKS STREET - OTTAWA Phone: QUEEN 2173 The PEMBROKE LUMBER CO. . LIMITED Manufacturers of OTTAWA VALLEY PINE PLANING MILL IN CONNECTION PEMBROKE, ONTARIO, CANADA J.F.CUNNINGHAM G. DE H. CUNNINGHAM R. RUSSELL SPARKS CUNNINGHAM SPARKS INSURANCE Representing — Mercantile Fire Insurance Co., Northern Assurance Co., Phoenix Assurance Co., of London, Eng., Canada Accident and Fire Assurance Co., Boiler Inspection Ins. Co., Northwestern Nat. Ins. Co. Phone: QUEEN 2173 21 0 BOOTH BUILDING - 16S SPARKS STREET - OTTAWA THE GRAY LINE OTTAWA ' S DE LUXE MOTOR COACH SERVICE Operates sightseeing busses throughout the Capital District during the summer months, starting from the Chateau Laurier PRIVATE MOTOR COACHES OF THE MOST COMFORT- ABLE DESIGN PROVIDED AT REASONABLE RATES FOR LOCAL AND OUT-OF-TOWN TRIPS Telephone: Queen 7200 Night Calls: Carling 2985 ELECTRIC FITTINGS AT ELMWOOD SUPPLIED BY Eclipse Plating Sales C° LIMITED LACO LAMPS ELECTROPLATING, REFINISHING AND REPAIRING ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING ILLUMINATING FIXTURES and GLASSWARE ELECTRICAL FITTINGS GENERAL SALES AGENTS P. M. Grimes, President Phone: Q. 731 188 SLATER ST., OTTAWA, Canada FACTS ELMWOOD SCHOOL IS NOTED FOR THE ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF ITS, PUPILS The even temperature maintained in the building is largely due to the construction of its walls which have Hayley ' s Cinder Blocks incorporated in them, making them frost- pro of and at the same time fire-proof HARRY HAYLEY Cement Products Manufacturer HURDMAN ROAD Phone: R. 1881 With the Compliments OF THE Sun Life of Canada W. LYLE RE ID, Division Manager ® SUN LIFE BUILDING OTTAWA CANADA THE NEW REALISTIC THE MOST NATURAL AND PERFECT PERMANENT WAVE will not discolor while hair A REALISTIC PERMANENT WAVE is THE IDEAL WAVE The Realistic Method is altogether new — a new way of winding hair from the ends toward the scalp — a new wave — softer, smoother and more natural Why not arrange to-day to have your Realistic Permanent Wave Phone QUEEN 3110 for an Appointment MISSES MacMAHON 196 SPARKS STREET, OTTAWA Dr. L. M. MacMAHON, Foot Specialist CHILDREN ' S PICTURE BOOKS DICTIONARIES BOOKS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS EDUCATIONAL BOOKS for the PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL BOOKS 61 AND 63 SPARKS STREET, OTTAWA CANADA Phones: QUEEN 1232 and 1233 COMPLIMENTS OF Clarkson Gordon Dilworth Gilforth Nash : WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF Thomas Arnold Esq. : . i :

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