Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1931

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OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, Ltd. Furniture, Silver, China, Bric-a-brac, etc. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME 484 KING EDWARD AVENUE, OTTAWA Mrs. C. H. Buck History, Mathematics Miss D. M. Thwaite, Forms VI Matric, V Arts, English Miss A. M. Woolcott, Form V Matric - French, Spanish Miss D. M. Bayes, Form V c - - Mathematics, Latin Miss E. M. Mills, Form IV a - - - History, Latin Miss L. Green, Form IV - - Dancing, Drill, Games Miss B. Adams ------ Form III Miss K. Neal, Form II - - - - Junior School Miss C. Gegg ------ Preparatory Miss D. C. Tipple ------ Music Miss F. Claudet ----- Junior Music Miss Skinner ----- Junior French Miss M. Challis - - Dramatics and Speech Training Mdme. de Buy - - French Conversation, German Miss H. Dunlop - - - - Registered Nurse Vi itixiQ g)taff Miss Haanel Art Mrs. H. O. McCurry Singing Rev. E. Frank Salmon Bible Study MAGAZINE STAFF Editor Sub-Editors Literary Manager Art Manager Sports Managers Advertisements Photography Secretary Advisor to the Magazine Staff Miss D. M. Thwaite The Secretary acknowledges with thanks the receipt of the following magazines: — The Ashburian, St. Andrew ' s College Review, Trafalgar Echoes, The Oracle, King ' s Hall, Compton. B.C.S. Magazine Hatfield Hall, Cobourg, Vox Lycei, Lux Glebana, Argosy of Commerce. — D. C. , . . B. SiFTON {B. Gordon M. Seely ,H. ACHESON .N. Keeper (C. Hill (R. White (C. Wilson ' e. Kenny . . J. Dunlop . .D. Clark SAMARA 5 CONTENTS PAGE Frontispiece. Elmwood Staff. Magazine Staff. 7. Editorial. 8. In Memoriam. 9. School Notes. 13. House Notes. 16. School Calendar. 18. Boarders Notes. 21. Sports Notes. 23. Criticism of 1st Team. 24. Dramatics Notes. 26. Music Notes. 28. Old Girls ' Notes. 31. Old Girls ' Play. 32. Prefects ' 30- ' 31. 34. Elmwood Acrostic MoiRA Leathem, F 35. Zenana Mission Lecture. 35. Miss Bell ' s ' Cello Recital. 36. Mrs. Eric Browne ' s Art Lecture. 20. Acrostics IV A 38. Essay on the " Mexican Turtle " 40. Ode to a Mexican Turtle 41. " Jane Hartley and the Highwayman " M. Seely, VI M 43. To the W ild Geese . .D. Clark, V M B. Gordon, VI M 44. A View from a Country Steeple 45. Beauty 46. A Winter Scene 47. A Winter Landscape 48. The Ship 49. The Man at the Wheel P. Crerar, V C D. Thwaite E. McMillan, V C . E. Cantlie VI M B. Kennedy, IV B 51. " 1492, and All That " 50. Visiting Impressions 54. " Christmas Eve ' P. Crerar, V C 6 SAMARA 55. Just a Junior C. Hill, VI M 57. Boarders ' Beads A Parody. 58. The Antique Shop T. Bond, V Arts 59. An Old House in the Country C. Irwin, IV A 60. V Matric Alphabet M. Craig, V M 61. The Music Recital C. Irwin, IV A 62. The Seasons M. Craig, V M 63. Signs of Spring J. Workman, VC 63. " Nobody, My Darling! " . G. Bronson, IV A 64. Personals. M. Craig, V M 65. Humour H. Acheson, VI M 67. The Elmwood Bus R. Youle, IV B 68. Shylock at Home M. Seely, VI M 69. Bassanio ' s First Visit to Belmont E. Cantlie, VI M 70. A Glimpse of Wild Canada -I J? ' . IT. Bond V Arts 72. " My Puppies ' Feeding Time " E. Southam, IV A 72. " A Stitch in Time Saves Nine " .A. Bethune, 73. A Strange Case C. Irwin, IV A 74. Pussy Willow . .K. Inkster, IV B 74. Music M. O ' Connor, 75. Exams M. Leathem, 7F 76. Spring G. McDougald, 76. " Visions of Youth; Dreams of Old Age " . .M. McCarthy, V A 78. " Merry Christmas! " B. Sifton, VI M 79. " Fire! " E. Cantlie, VI M 81. Greece B. Sifton, VI M 82. Autographs. 84. School Directory. End of This Samara. Advertisements. SAMARA 7 EDITORIAL Elmwood is nearing the end of another year. It has been a year of progress, and we hope that much has been done to uphold the traditions of previous years and to raise for those who come after us new standards of loyalty and sportsmanship. There were many new girls this year, and we feel that they settled in remarkably well, and are proving a credit to their respec- tive Houses. The year has been one of keenness and achievement in work and play. Many girls are attempting matriculation in June, and we wish them the best of success. Basketball has been prac- tised with enthusiasm under the leadership of Miss Green, and there have been various matches. This year our Tennis Team won the Ottawa Inter-Scholastic Championship Shield, and archery and lacrosee are also popular. Badmint on was played by the Boarderj . Elmwood this year secured corporate membership in the League of Nations, and we are very proud of our new position. Our interest was further aroused by Lady Foster ' s lectures on the subject, which gave us a real insight into the work of the League. We very much regretted the departure of their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Willingdon. They were kind enough to visit us on several occasions, and we are sure that Canada will miss them greatly. We should like to wish them all success in India, and to welcome cordially to Ottawa their successors, the Earl and Countess of Bessborough. We should like to thank the members of the Magazine Staff for their hard work and faithful co-operation in producing Samara, and also to acknowledge the many contributions, showing the variety of talent that exists among all classes in the school. — B. S. 8 SAMARA 3n i¥lemortam It was with great regret that we heard in April of the death of Cranston Wilkes, whilst at school in England. Cranston was a pupil at Elmwood from January, 1924, to June, 1926. On behalf of the School we should like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family. SAMARA 9 Her Excellency, the Countess of Bessborough, has graciously consented to become our patroness. Several new mistresses came to us in September, and we all heartily welcome them. Miss Thwaite is the English mistress, Miss Gegg has the preparatory forms, Miss Green takes physical training and dancing, and Madame de Buy teaches us French, French Conversation and German. Miss Dunlop has piloted us safely through the winter without any affliction beyond colds; Miss Claudet teaches music to the younger ones, besides being our pianist for dancing and singing. We congratulate the matriculation girls who did so well last June. The examinations results are as follows: — Upper School H. Acheson: English Composition C. C. Bov man: English Composition 1st, English Literature 2nd, French Authors 1st, French Composition 1st. G. Jost: Modern History C, French Authors 2nd, French Composition 2nd. E. Kenny: English Composition C, Modern History 1st, Algebra C, Trigonometry 2nd, French Authors C, French Com- position 2nd. C. Macphail: English Composition 1st, English Literature 1st, French Authors 1st, French Composition 1st. 10 SAMARA Middle School H. Acheson: English Literature C, Canadian History C, Geometry 3rd, Latin Composition C, French Authors 3rd, French Composition 3rd. C. Bowman: Ancient History 1st, Geometry C, Latin Authors 3rd, Latin Composition 3rd, Spanish Authors 2nd, Spanish Com- position 2nd. F. Coristine: Enghsh Composition 2nd, Literature C, Cana- dian History C, French Authors 1st, French Composition 1st. R. Eliot: Enghsh Composition 1st, Ancient History 1st, Algebra C, Geometry 2nd Latin Authors C, Latin Composition C, Fi ench Authors 2nd, French Authors 3rd, Spanish Authors 2nd Spanis ' h Composition C. B. Gordon: English Composition 1st, English Literature 2nd, Canadian History 2nd, Geometry 2nd, French Authors 1st, French Compos;Jtion 1st. C. Hill: English Composition 3rd, English Literature 3rd, Canadian History 2nd, Geometry C, French Authors C, French Composition 2nd. E. Kenny: Latin Composition C, German Composition C. C. Macphail: Ancient History 1st, Algebra C, Latin Authors 1st, Geometry 1st. E. McMillan: English Composition C, English Literature 3rd, Canadian History 1st, Geometry C. M. Peters: Ancient History 3rd, French Composition 3rd. M. Seely: Composition 3rd, Literature 1st, Canadian History 1st, Geomet ry 1st, French Authors 1st, French Composition 1st. E. Sifton: English Composition 2nd, English Literature 1st, Canadian History 1st, Geometry 2nd, French Authors 1st, French Composition 1st. M. Symington: Ancient Histbry 2nd, Latin Authors C, French Authors 3rd, French Composition 3rd. J. White: Ancient History 2nd. R. White: English Composition C, English Literature C, Canadian History 3rd, French Composition 3rd. C. Wilson: Canadian History 3rd, Geometry C, French Authors C, French Composition 2nd. SAMARA 11 This year Helen Acheson, Betty Gordon, Florence Coristine, Evelyn Cantlie, Cynthia Hill, Margot Seely, Betty Sifton, Cairine Wilson and Rachel White are taking a few Upper School subjects and are hoping to finish their pass matriculation, while fourteen girls in V. Matric, and several of V Arts are taking the first part of the Middle School examination. The prize winners of last year gave the school a reproduction in plaster of sections of the Parthenon Frieze which hangs in the corridor leading to the Hall. The prize-winners were: — Catherine Macphail Genevieve Bronson Marion Gale Hope Gilmour Elizabeth Kenny Betty Hooper Charlotte Bowman Doreen Graham Janet Southam Joan Keefer Cairine Wilson Marjorie McKinnon Betty Sifton Louise MacBrien Margot Seely Mary Marjorie Blair Betty Gordon Winsome Hooper Jeannie Dunlop Gaye Douglas Mary Malloch Barbara Ross Betty Flaunt Ann Perley-Robertson We take this opportunity to thank all our generous friends for the many gifts they have given us. Last June Mr. Flaunt gave us a statue of David which stands in the library; Dr. Doughty pre- sented us with a set of valuable prints of Canada and an auto- graphed picture of Queen Mary; Mr. H. S. Southam gave us a picture; and Mrs. Sherwood presented a complete set of the Book of Knowledge to the library. Archdeacon Fleming, who gave us a delightful talk on his work among the Eskimos, sent us a copy of a marriage certificate of two Quakers with the signature of Elizabeth Fry as witness; and Mrs. Buck obtained a valuable engraving of Elizabeth Fry when she was in England last summer. Margaret Symington presented an inter-house basketball cup to the school this year and the tennis team won a handsome inter- scholastic shield, which we hope to retain this season. Several of the girls made frocks, bonnets, nightgowns and scrap books to send to the Nasik Hospital in India, where we support a cot, the gifts being first sent to Toronto to be put into an exhibition of work there. 12 SAMARA This year a new office has been created, that of School Monitor, in preparation for future prefectship. The first three girls to hold it are: Evelyn Cantlie, Diana Clark and Norma Hall. We recently had a delightful surprise treat, through the kind- ness of Mr. W. J. Southam, of Hamilton; it took the " melting " form of ice cream and chocolate eclairs, which were, nevertheless, most enjoyable! Last autumn the daughters of Lord Stonehaven, Governor- General of Australia, who were staying at Rideau Hall, paid us a visit, when the prefects and boarders entertained them at tea. We learn that they are now at school in England. The school sent flowers and a message of good wishes to Her Excellency, Lady Willingdon, when she left for England in Janu- ary last; and by return we received from her a charming wire of acknowledgment and farewell. Her Excellency had not merely been an official patroness of Elmwood, but she had always taken a keen personal interest in the school, and had visited it more than once. SAMARA 13 KELLER tergT srgg HOUSE NOTES s House spirit is becoming keener every year, and this year House Days have been inaugurated. The House Day is usually kept on the birthday of the House patroness; it opens with the hymn and prayer of the House, and then there is a short speech by the House Prefect on its history and ideals. It is hoped that these Days will inspire us to still further efforts for the honour of our respective Houses — Nightingale, Keller or Fry. Last year Nightingale was fortunate enough to win the Shield after a year of hard work under the careful and devoted guidance of Catherine Macphail. Among our members are Norma Hall, the Senior Tennis Champion of Elmwood, and Quebec Junior Champion, who also led the Elmwood Tennis Team to victory in the Inter-scholastic competition; Cairine Wilson, the Ottawa Ladie? ' Swimming Champion in 1930; Mary Malloch the winner of the Intermediate Sports cup; and three girls on the 1st Basketball Team. In the autumn Nightingale played Fry and Keller at basket- ball, defeating both teams, and this spring we hope to win the cup presented last September by Margaret Symington. Our array of toys for the orphans last Christmas, though very good and meriting two red stars, was not equal to that of Keller, and we lost the distinction which we had held for several years of NIGHTINGALE HOUSE 14 SAMARA having produced the best collection. Next Christmas, however, we hope to recapture the title and we suggest that members of Nightingale shall begin collecting now with that object. The members of the House this year are: — School Monitors Norma Hall, Evelyn Cantlie Mary Ardern, Dorothy Blackburn, Genevieve Bronson, Vir- ginia Coristine, Debora Coulson, Mary Craig, Katherine Dunning, Joan Fraser, Doreen Graham, Katherine Inkster, Catherine Irwin Joan Keefer, Peggy Law, Eleanor Legget, Helen Mackay, Mary Malloch, Harriet Mathias, Betty McLachhn, Elizabeth McMillan, Christine McNaughton, Betty Flaunt, Celia Froctor, Ethel South- am, Elizabeth Symington, Susan Watson. Mistresses:- — -Miss Neal, Miss Challis, Miss Gegg. Last year, under the prefectship of Medora Britton, Keller was second for the House Shield, and this year we are trying hard to recapture it from Nightingale. Last year, also, Audrey Gilmour and Helen Acheson won the Senior Tennis Doubles, while Nancy Bonnar won the Junior Singles. This year we were fortunate enough to be able to give the largest number of toys to the Christmas collection for the poor, for which we received three red stars. In sports, we were beaten in basketball by Nightingale, but hope to recover our prestige on Sports Day. Helen Acheson is a valuable member of the Tennis Team, while Anne Coghlin and June White upheld the honour of the House at the Minto. Our House Day is to be October 1st. Our House hymn, " Fight the Good Fight " , was chosen because of its spirit of incen- tive to overcome difficulties, as our patroness has; our House crest, Mercury flying over the mountains, symbolizes the same ideal. Our House prayer, too, is in keeping with our motto " Fair Play " . The House members for the year are: — House Prefect Betty Sifton Prefects Cynthia Hill and Helen Acheson School Monitor Diana Clark Prefect House Senior Cairine Wilson . . Betty Gordon KELLER HOUSE SAMARA 15 Elizabeth Alguire, Marjory Barron, Cecil Bate, Frances Bates, Eleanor Carson, Alix Chamberlain, Rosemary Clark, Alison Cochrane, Anne Coghlin, Florence Coristine, Ann Creighton, Sybil Doughty, Ethel Finnie, Lilian Gardner, Ann Gorrell, Betty Hamilton, Nancy Haultain, Moira Leathem, Dorothy Leggett, Grace McDougald, Jean Robertson, Pamela Simpson, June White, Jean Workman. Mistresses: — Miss Woolcott, Miss Bayes, Miss Adams. FRY HOUSE Fry is very proud of having had among its house members Margaret Symington, the Archery Champion, whom we heartily congratulate. She very generously presented a cup for inter- house basketball, and Fry hopes to be the victor. Nini Keefer, whom we are all proud to have as a house mem- ber, is holder of the Senior Sports Cup. This year Mrs. Buck presented us with an engraving of Eliza- beth Fry for which we thank her very much. Archdeacon Fleming generously presented us a marriage certificate with her signature as one of the witnesses. The interest in our patroness is thus made more vivid to all the members of the house. In the first term. Fry ranked last in red stars, but there is still time left, and we are all trying hard to raise the number standing to our credit. The House members for the year are: — Head of House .... Rachel White (Sports Captain) House Senior Margot Seely Lilias Ahearn, Theodosia Bond, Glen Borbridge, Gladys Carling, Margaret Carson, Peggy Crerar, Miriam Cruickshank, Jean Dunlop, Patricia Gait, Hope Gilmour, Mary H ampson, Betty Harris, Janet Hill, Betty Hooper, Nini Keefer, Eleanor Kenny, Barbara Kennedy, Kathleen Lawson, Dorothy Laidlaw, Mary McCarthy, Elaine MacFarlane, Patricia Macoun, Ruth Monk, Joan Watson, Anna Wilson, Rosemary Youle. Mistresses: — Miss Thwaite, Miss Mills, Madame de Buy. 16 SAMARA SCHOOL CALENDAR FIRST TERM September 18th.— School opened. September 20th. — Boarders went to Wakefield. September 27th.— Boarders went to Rockhurst. September 29th. — Geographical Society lecture by Sir Herbert Wilkins at the Chateau. October 6th. — Tennis Shield Competition against Ladies ' College. October 11th. — Finals of Tennis Competition against Glebe Collegiate at Rideau Courts. October 16th. — Jascha Heifetz concert at Glebe Collegiate. October 20th. — Miss Deneke ' s lecture, " Programme Music " . October 24th.— ' ' The Gingerbread Man " , presented by the Rotary Club at the Little Theatre. Our thanks are due to Hon. Cairine Wilson. October 5i 5 .— Hallowe ' en Fancy Dress Party. November 1st. — Boarders went to the " Silent Enemy " at the Imperial Theatre. Our thanks are due to Mrs. W. J. Watson. November 6th. — Beula Duffey (pianist) at the Chateau. November 7th-12th. — Thanksgiving week-end. November 17th. — Exhibition Match by the British team at the Badminton Club. November 18th. — Claire Dux (singer) at the Glebe Collegiate. November 21st. — Character Sketches by Mrs. Frank Ross at the Little Theatre. November 26th.— Miss Edwards ' play, " The Private Secretary " . November 28th. — Boarders went to " Abraham Lincoln " at the Centre Theatre. December 2nd. — Horse Show. Our thanks are due to Mr. Hugh Carson. December 5th. — Jose Iturbi (pianist) at the Glebe Collegiate. December 9th. — Little Symphony Orchestra at the Glebe Col- legiate. December 17th. — Miss Maud Bell ' s ' cello recital at Elmwood. December 18th. — Christmas Party. December 19th. — Closing for Christmas holidays. January 8th. — Return after Christmas. January 21st. — Mrs. Eric Brown ' s lecture on Eighteenth Cen- tury Art. SAMARA 17 January 22nd. — Irene Miller (pianist) at the Little Theatre. January 23rd. — Angna Enters (dancer) at the Little Theatre. January 30ih. — Visit to National Art Gallery. Talk by Mrs. Brown. SECOND TERM February 5 .— Chamlee (singer) and Gruppe ( ' cellist) at the Glebe Collegiate. February 6th-7 th. — M ' mto Follies, " Aladdin and His Lamp " . February 7th. — Ski-jumping Ontario Championship. February Win. — Two-piano recital at the Little Theatre February 16th.— Miss Hood (viohnist) and Miss Prutzman (pia- nist) at the Chateau. February 20th-25th. — Term week-end. February 24th. — Her Excellency ' s holiday. March 5th. — Mrs. McCurry ' s recital at the Little Theatre. March 6th. — Bird Lecture at the Public School. March 7th. — Minto Luncheon. Non-Mintoites went to " Kis- met " at the Centre Theatre. March 9th. — Ruth Draper at the Embassy Theatre. March 10th.- — Mr. Baker ' s lecture on Burma. March 11th. — Lady Foster ' s lecture on the League of Nations. March 16th.— Visit to the Art Gallery. March 19th. — Confirmation Service at Christ Church. March 21st.— hshhuiy play, " As You Like It " at the Little Theatre. March 23rd. — Lady Foster ' s second lecture on the League of Nations. March 25th. — EastCir holdiays begin. April 9th. — Return after Easter. April 10th.— Old Girls ' play, " Hay Fever " . April 11th.- — Savoy Choir at the Glebe Collegiate. April 18th.- — Boarders went to Wakefield. April 23rd. — Little Symphony Orchestra at the Glebe Collegiate. April riZ.— Basketball match against Ladies ' College, (lost 24-49). April 27th.— Y won Barrette (pianist). May 5 .— Senior Beginners ' play, " Coriolanus " . May 8th: — Dancing Recital. May 15th. — Intermediate play, " The Knight of the Burning Pestje " . May 22nd. — Senior play, " Antigone " . 18 SAMARA May 25th.- — School holiday. June 9th. — Closing day. June 15th. — Toronto Matricuilation Exams commence. BOARDERS ' NOTES September 17th saw the arrival of ten new boarders, as well as four- teen of the original inmates of Elm- wood; and, as soon as our faculties had adjusted them.selves we duly noted the change of the Prefects Sitting Room to ' Teter Pan " and the creation of a bedroom for three on its former site. Putting the thought of our summer ' s freedom behind us, we soon settled down to our routine of studies, prac- tising and play-houfS; and we must admit that we began to enjoy school life once again. The monotony has been broken on numerous occasions through- out the year by concerts which have been enjoyed even by those who do not indulge a weakness for matutinal and twilight ren- derings of doubtful harmony; while the three plays which we attended, ' ' The Gingerbread Man " , ' ' The Private Secretary " and " As You Like It " (the last put on by Ashbury), were vastly enter- taining. The Thanksgiving Party lived up to its reputation for gaiety, also the Christmas Party, in which all the school joined. But shortly before Christmas a shadow was cast upon our rising spirits by the prospect of participating in that ordeal known as a " Musical and Dramatic Evening " . Our efforts, though humble, were apparently appreciated by the audience, and since then we have put on several impromptu performances, which were far more enjoyable, at least to those taking part, and provided an outlet for our superfluous energy. With the arrival of the cold weather, the more ambitious members of the Elmwood boarders attended the Minto Skating Club twice or thrice weekly, with clock-like regularity, and their long practices brought forth very good results, as was proved by their performance in the Minto Follies, " Aladdin and His Lamp " , a truly great event for all of us. During the absence of the skaters, 20 SAMARA the remnant of the boarders repaired to that famous centre of winter activities, " The Hill " , there to slide and ski with the greatest enthusiasm, despite frequent collisions and falls. The school grounds were also the scene of many and varied winter pas;times, while building operations on the tennis courts, and along the court-yard were carried on (chiefly by the Sixt,h Form) throughout the season of snow piles. Now that Spring is here again, those of us who hope to attempt Matriculation are working with the maximum of speed and energy, our efforts being purictuated by hectic basketball practices, and erratic rallies at tennis. Symptoms of a reviving interest in agri- culture are also evident, and the lower border of the vegetable garden shows a marked impiovement since we have taken to cultivating it in individual plots. The present boarders have sanguine hopes that their labours may perhaps help to provide future generations of Elmwoodians with some of the necessities of life. Who knows? — E. ACROSTICS GeOmetry LiteratUre AlgebRa ArithmEtic Dictation ScriptUre Composition GrAmmar HisTory Latin GeOgraphy FreNch Betty HoopeiR, Form IV A Peggy Law, Form IIL SAMARA 21 This year, due to the untiring efforts of Miss Green, we have played more bas ' ketball matches than usual, and although there was snow on the ground, we still played House Matches. We also played four games against old girls, three against the first team and one against the second. Our first team was victorious, but our second was beaten. Old Girls who played were as follows: — J. Wilson, L. Irvin, J. White, N. MacCarthy, F. Driiry, P. Fosbery, C. Macphail, D. and A. Peck, S. Smellie, S. Houston, B. Fauquier, V. Gilmour. Our first team: — Forwards: B. Sifton, R. White (captain); Centres: C. Wilson, H. Mackay; Guards: D. Coulson, N. Keefer. Our second team: — Forwards: M. Seely, A. Coghlin; Centres: W. Acheson N. Keefer; Guards: C. Hill (captain), E. Cantlie. The Old Girls played the Mistresses and won 34-10. The present girls played them also and won 40-16. Staff Tedim:— Forwards: Miss Bayes, Miss Gegg; Centres: Misp Claudet, Miss Green; Guards: Miss Thwaite, Miss Mills. This year Marga ret Symington very kindly presented a cup for inter-house basketball. So far Nightingale is ahead, having beaten Fry 36-32 and Keller 24-18. Nightingale Team. — Forwards: N. Hall, M. Ardern; Centres: C. Wilson, H. Mackay (captain); Guards: E. Cantlie, D. Coulson. Fry Team. — Forwards: M. Seely, R. White (captain); Centres: N. Keefer, M. McCarthy; Guards: J. Dunlop, T. Bond. Keller Team. — Forwards: B. Sifton, A. Coghlin; Centres: H. Acheson, D. Clark; Guards: F. Bates, C. Hill (captain). We have also made considerable pi ogress in tennis, and entered the Inter-scholastic Tournament in September, when we were 22 SAMARA successful in winning the shield. The Team was: N. Hall, H. Mackay, H. Acheson, M. Seely and R. White. They played the Ladies College first team, then the Glebe Collegiate. As it is the first time Elmwood has played any outside tennis, we are very proud of the result, and take this opportunity of congratulating the players. The shield was presented to us by Mr. Murphy, on behalf of the O.D.L.T.A. The Hon. Cairine Wilson, whose deep interest in all the doings of Elmwood we much appreciate, was also present, and addressed the school. Owing to rain the tennis tournament last June was postponed and the doubles had to be won by default. The results were: Senior Singles: N. Hall, Runner up: H. Acheson. Doubles: A. Gilmour and H. Acheson. Junior Champion: N. Bonnar. After Miss Elliott left, our lacrosse sticks were idle until Miss Green came and renewed our interest in that thrilling game. Since then we have had many practices, and a few full games. Badminton and Ping-pong are popular; and a few energetic juniors play jacks and hop scotch! Elmwood put in some enthusiastic work at the Minto during the winter. Debora Coulson and Anne Coghlin passed their fourth class test, and the latter also passed her third class in Montreal. Mary Craig won the senior junior races. We are proud of having a champion skater on the staff, Miss F. Claudet, who won the Canadian Pairs, with Mr. Chauncey Bangs and also the North American Fours, with Miss K. Lopdell, Melville Rogers and Guy Owen. We congratulate her heartily on her achievements on the ice. SAMARA 23 FIRST TEAM CRITICISMS Guards : NiNi Keeper. Nini ' s play has improved considerably this year and as a result she has obtained her removal from the 2nd to the 1st Team. Her intercepting and jumping are particularly good — but her marking still needs a lot of work. Debora Coulson. Debora plays a hard game, and her mark- ing and intercepting have improved, but her weak point is a certain slowness and indecision in getting rid of the ball once having got it in her possession. Centres. Jumping Centre — Helen Mackay. Plays a good game on the whole, but is inclined to spoil her work by unintentional roughness and by falling down on the ground far too much for a 1st Team player. Roving Centre — Cairine Wilson. Is an energetic and untiring player. Her spacing with J. centre still needs a lot of thought and care as they are both too often free in the same spot. This causes unnecessary muddling and slows down the whole game. Shooter. Rachel White is a keen player and her shooting is very good on the whole. As a captain Rachel is inclined to get excited too easily; she would help her team a great deal if she could appear rather calmer and more controlled, as the team always unconsciously follows the Captain ' s example. Betty Sifton is a very keen and helpful member of the team, her shooting is steady and good on the whole, but she is too easily put off by really good guarding. General. On the whole the play of the first team has im- proved. Individually their play is good and as a team their spacing and combination is getting better slowly — but at present the general fault is a definite lack of self-control and determina- tion to win a losing game. This is no doubt partly due to the very sjiort basketball season. 24 SAMARA This year, under the talented direction of Miss Challis, the Senior Dramatics Class is producing a Greek tragedy, the " Anti- gone " of Sophocles, which is much more advanced than any play Elmwood has so far attempted. This first performance takes place on May 22nd, and on May 26th the understudies will give their interpretation of the drama. Other important artistic events will take place, in the following order: May 5th: ' A Midsummer Night ' s Dream " by the Junior Beginners. " Coriolanus " by the Senior Beginners. May 8th: Dancing Demonstration. May 16th: " The Knight of the Burn- ing Pestle " by the Intermediate Dramatics Class. The music recital will take place towards the end of May The boarders have had several very enjoyable, if nerve-wracking, dramatic evenings during t|ie year. Some were impromptu performances, in which everyone took part; others had been pre- pared by the elocution class, and Miss Tipple ' s music pupils. Mr. and Mrs. Buck and the members of the Staff formed a highly appreciative audience. In conclusion we should like to say how deeply we value the untiring zeal of Miss Chaillis, in stimulating our dramatic enthu- siasm. — E. M. G. 26 SAMARA You-oo - ou YOO -oo Oco oo -oo o MUSIC NOTES This year the music has progressed very favourably, but still we have not been able to start the long wished-for school orchestra, although we have in our midst one violin pupil, and with Miss Tipple ' s ' cello we were hoping to make a small start in the shape of a trio. We hope that next year it may be possible to do so. As the numbers of music pupils have increased considerably, it has been necessary to add Miss Frances Claudet to the music- teaching staff, and she has been very successful in instilling a love of this art among the very junior pupils of the school. Last year Mr. Puddicombe ' s gold medal was won by Diana Clark as being the best interpretative player of that year. The silver medal for the girl who had made the most improve- ment during the year was won by Nini Keefer. This year nine girls have been entered for the Associate Board music exams and we wish them every success. We were very fortunate in again having season tickets for Mr. Tremblay ' s series of concerts: October 16th. — Heifetz, the world-renowned violinist; we all came away wishing we could play the violin. SAMARA 27 November 18th. — Clara Dux, a very charming soprano, who kept her audience spell-bound. December 5th.— Iturbi, the pianist who made us all feel that we should never be able to play the paino. We enjoyed him more than Rachmaninoff. December 17th. — We enjoyed a delightful lecture-recital at school by Miss Maud Bell, who played the ' cello. On January 22nd Irene Miller, an old pupil of Mr. Puddicombe, gave a very charming recital. On February 5th Chamlee, a great tenor, and Gruppe, a ' cellist gave a joint recital; the former, in our opinion, almost reached the standard of Edward Johnson. On February 10th we attended a two-piano recital at the Little Theatre. We were very much interested in this rather unusual type of performance. We missed the fifth concert of the series, given by the Barrere Symphony, on account of our mid-term week-end; but we under- stand from all who heard it that we lost a very great treat. Mrs. McCurry ' s recital at the Little Theatre on March 5th was absolutely delightful. We came away very proud of the fact that she teaches us singing, and thinking how lucky we are that a distinguished singer like herself should take such an interest in us. We were all disappointed that Horowitz, the well-known pianist, had to cancel his performance, owing to immigration difficulties; but we hear that he will fulfil this engagement next autumn. During the year we were fortunate in having a visit from Miss Margaret Deneke, choirmaster of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, who gave us a delightful lecture-recital on programme music. We have also attended two concerts given by the Ottawa Little Symphony Orchestra, an assembly of local talent whose rapid rise to popularity since its organisacion a few years ago, is remark- able. In conclusion we should like to thank Miss Tipple for all she does towards arranging these musical treats, giving so generously her time and energy to our music. 28 SAMARA OFFICERS ELMWOOD OLD GIRLS ' ASSOCIATION President Mrs. C. H. Buck Isf Vice-President Sylvia Smellie 2nd Vice-President Jocelyn White Secretary , Catherine Dougherty Treasurer Betty Fauquier Acting Treasurer Catherine Dougherty Mabel Dunlop Toronto „ , . ; RosLYN Arnold Montreal Executive ... . . I Nancy MacCarthy Ottawa ( Catherine Macphail Ottawa Sports Convenor Janet Wilson Dramatic Convenor Vals Gilmour OLD GIRLS ' NOTES Perhaps the most exciting news of our Old Girls is the marriage of Patricia Fosbery to Grange Kingsmill, which took place on March 25th. Pat had previously been studying art in New York. Betty Fauquier has been visiting Mrs. Kenneth Weir in Scot- land and both are now spending some time on the Continent. Janet Southam is taking the Mediterranean Cruise and is going to France, Holland and Belgium later. She is expected home some time in May. Mrs. W. Willoughby (Amea Brewin) has returned from Poland and is living in Washington where her husband is at present stationed. SAMARA 29 Mrs. F. C. Chiswell (Nora MacCarthy) is living in London, England. She paid a visit to her parents last summer. Julia MacBrien is in London, England, studying Dramatic Art at the Royal Academy. She is expected home in August. Louisa Fauquier is travelling abroad with her parents. Marjorie Borden is studying art in New York. She was a bridesmaid at Patricia Fosbery ' s wedding. Vals Gilmour has done some good work for the Drama League again this winter. Diana Kingsmill also took part in one of the plays and did very well. Nancy MacCarthy worked hard for the Twentieth Century Liberal Association last fall and made election speeches in the Maritime provinces. Mabel Dunlop, Molly Houston, Letitia Wilson, Betty Carter, Enid Palmer and Hilda Salmon are all at Toronto University. Elizabeth Kenny is studying at McGill and Gladys Jost is at Dalhousie University. Mrs. Douglas Blair (Gwendolyn Borden) is now president of the Ottawa Branch of the Twentieth Century Liberal Association. She worked very hard during the last elections. Betty Hogg expects to go abroad again this summer. Mrs. Henry Gill (Vera Birkett) is living in Ottawa and has two delightful children. Mrs. Shirley Woods (Catherine Guthrie) is living in Ottawa and has a little son about a year old. Luella Irvin has been in Beverly Hills, California, visiting relatives. Olive Wilson has been in Ottawa this winter and is working hard for the Twentieth Century Liberal Association. Sybil Rhodes has returned to Ottawa to live. Sybil was an ardent worker for the Conservative cause in the last elections. Elmwood Old Girls were largely represented among this year ' s debutantes and, we may say, had a very busy season. Ottawa. — Janet Southam, Jocelyn White, Edith Baskerville, Janet Wilson, Frances Drury, Morna Peters, Catherine Macphail, 30 SAMARA Luella Irvin, Betty Toller, Marian Gale, Jean Finnie, Catherine Bate, Betty Hogg, Jean Burns, Marian Coolidge, Enid Palmer, Betty Carter, Isaber Grant. Montreal. — -Roslyn Arnold, Ruth Seely, Jean Brodie, Mar- jorie Wallace, Catherine Grant, Betty Vaughan, Margaret Sy- mington. Toronto. — Kitty Gordon, Medora Britton, Mary and Mabel Dunlop. Jocelyn White has recently been operated on for appendicitis and is doing very we,ll. Mrs. John Belcourt (Hope McMahon) has a small daughter. Catherine Dougherty, Sylvia Smellie and Sue Houston have been in Ottawa this winter taking part in various activities. Lorna and Mary Blackburn, Dorothy and Alice Peck and Mary Devlin have also been in the Capital most of the winter. Vivien Palmer was abroad with her people last summer. Claudia Coristine is at school in Paris. Charlotte Bowman is studying at the Lisgar Collegiate. Ruth Bostock is studying at the University of British Colum- bia. Beryl Brett is engaged in literary work in London, England; Monica Brett has been acting at the Old Vic Theatre. Mrs. Buck, when in England last summer, was delighted to have a glimpse of the latter, who came to see her off at Euston when she returned to Canada. Hyacinth Lambart got her B.A. degree from McGill last spring. Congratulations, Hyacinth! Clare Borbridge has been in Toronto this winter, studying art. Ruth Eliot is travelling abroad, with her family. SAMARA 31 THE OLD GIRLS ' PLAY After all the excitements of the holidays, the first days at school always seem rather tame. So we were delighted to hear when we came back after Easter that the Old Girls were giving their play the next day, April 10th. But I don ' t think any of us expected it to be such a very exciting an d entertaining evening. The play was a comedy by Noel Coward, called " Hay Fever " and although there were four men ' s parts, sp well did they disguise themselves in make-up, voice and movement, that we quite easily forgot it, even in the love-scenes. And the combination of Noel Coward ' s witty lines with the performers ' clever way of " putting them over " made the play one long laugh. But at the end I think we of the school (for there was a large public audience), came away in quite a serious frame of mind; because we were resolved to work extra hard at our Dramatics, so as to be good enough, when we leave, to join such a highly talented company as the Old Girls ' Dramatic Society. The caste of " Hay Fever " was as follows: — Sorel Bliss Vals Gilmour Simon Bliss Diana Kingsmill Clara Catherine Dougherty Judith Bliss Sylvia Smellie David Bliss Sybil Rhodes Sandy Tyrrell Frances Drury Myra Arundel Nancy MacCarthy Richard Greathem Lorna Blackburn Jackie Coryton Catherine Macphail SAMARA 32 PREFECTS SCairine holds the Elmwood endurance record as she has been here for eleven and a half years. She is prominent in sports (and classroom?), as she holds the Ottawa Ladies ' Swimming Cham- pionship anjd is a valu jDle asset to the basket- b,all team. Her charming grin greets her house every morning — she is Head of Nightingale. Cairine has the pleasure of carrying Mrs. Buck ' s books into the Hall and calling the register, be- sides being well-acquainted with the bells. Hers, too, is the arduous duty of collecting subscriptions from the school. Rache is Head of Fry and as the enthusiastic captain of the basketball team has inspired them to hard-won victories — but there are more games to come! She is invaluable to the Sixth, as she brings us all the Ottawa gossip every Moniday morning. Rache is the only Prefect to adorp the choir, and her deep voice booms out joyously each morn, specially at singing class on Wednesday. She is also responsible for the waiting list and dinner register. Sifton has kept the high standard that Keller reached during Medora Britton ' s reign. Though Keller has fallen to second place in the matter of red stars, Sifton has high hopes ' of regaining the shield. She is still struggling through the Library register — " Never say die, Betty! " Betty is a staunch consumer during prefects ' tea; her weekly cry is " Bags not take the tea-things down. " However she tries valiantly to keep the meeting down to business. Skinny, a fair-haired Prefect of Keller was made a House Senior in September, but just before Christmas she gained the privileges of a Prefect. She is endeared to Miss Green for her help in dressing the Juniors after dancing classes. Skinny is Keller ' s sports captain and her second basketball team is in very close running with the first team. 34 SAMARA Margot, the bright light of the Sixth Form won her House Senior ' s badge just before Christ- mas and has since shown herself worthy of it. ' ' " a At prefect ' s tea, Margot is the sole milk addict, ■HM| but she makes up for this by the amount she eats. Hr Betty was also made a House Senior before ▼ Christmas and has successfully justified her posi- tion. If Betty is seen in front of us, anywhere, we know we must be late! The Sixth are also expectamtly awaiting the day when she will not have to borrow. Betty, however, is an excellent worker (once she gets started). Itchie, who came to school last year, is the envy of the Sixth, because her hair is already fa shionably long. This year she was made a Prefect and has done some useful work with the Preparatory, her sptecial care. Perhaps that is where she got some of her childish traits! 1 V ELMWOOD E ' s for exams, twice every year; L is for Latin, we hand in with fear; M is for Mistress, before whom we quail; W ' s Work, after which we are pale; O is for Office,, we ' re better outside! O is for Ottawa, the home of our pride; D for Detentions, we ' d rather not get! This is our school (if you haven ' t guessed yet!) MoiRA Lea THEM, Lower VI A. SAMARA 35 ZENANA BIBLE AND MEDICAL MISSION IN INDIA Elmwood feels it a great privilege indeed to have a small share in the splendid work being done by the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission in India. For some years we have supported a cot in the hospital at Nasik. We are now hoping to establish a sewing circle and trust that during the year we shall be able to send some small garments and other useful articles. It was a great pleasure to have visits from Mrs. Fleming and Miss Foster. From Mrs. Fleming we learned much about the organization and the work that is being done by women and schools throughout Canada, and Elmwood is very glad to be able to share in this splendid work. Last autumn we were delighed to welcome Miss Foster as we always feel that she is our especial link with the work in India. Her address, illustrated by lantern slides, was most inspiring. Her pictures gave us such a clear idea of the needs, and also of the work being done. We were particularly impressed by what the wonderful care of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission does for the children who enter their homes. It is almost impossible to believe, unless we had seen actual pictures, that those children could have grown and developed into the promising girls of a few years later. Our prayers and sincere good wishes will ever be with this work. MISS BELL ' S ' CELLO RECITAL On Wednesday, December 17th, we were privileged to hear a most delightful lecture-recital from Miss Maud Bell, the dis- tinguished ' cellist, who has charmed audiences all over the world ■ by her playing. Among other interesting items illustrating her lecture, Miss Bell played some folk-songs, including the ' ' Londonderry Air " , and an old Highland lament of plaintive sweetness; her ' cello is a magnificent instrument of great age, and mellowness of tone. Miss Bell captivated us all, not only by her beautiful playing, but also by her own charming personality; we hope very much that she will be able to come again to ' ' Elmwood " in the future. 36 SAMARA MRS. BROWN ' S ART LECTURE On Tuesday, January 20th, the school listened to a delightful lecture, when Mrs. Eric Brown, a well-known authority on art, came and talked to us, Mrs. Brown has visited Elmwood before, and those of us who had heatd her previously looked forward with great pleasure to this visit. The subject of her lecture was " Life as Seen by the Eighteenth Century Painters in England " . Mrs. Brown began by telling us to imagine ourselves debutantes on our first visit to London for the season ; we we re told of all the things we should see and hear, and soon felt ourselves as belonging to the eighteenth century, in which period lived the artists whose work we were to see. The first painter we heard about, and whose pictures we saw (for the lecture was illustrated by lantern slides) was Hogarth who painted pictures of every-day life; we were shown four of his pictures, among them scenes from " Marriage a la Mode " , and " The Shrimp Girl " . Then followed Sir Joshua Reynolds, a great portrait painter whose " Three Graces " , and portraits of Lord Heathfield and Mrs. Siddons we saw on the screen. We next heard of Thomas Gainsborough, for many years the rival of Sir Joshua: as examples of his brilliant art we were shown " The Blue Boy " , and his portrait of Mrs. Siddons, the grrat tragic actress. A wonderful picture of the " Death of Wolfe " , by Benjamin West, stirred us deeply; and we were next shown portraits of Lady Hamilton, and of himself, by Romney, that strange man of gypsy blood. Hoppner ' s " Lord Nelspn " , and Lawrence ' s " Miss Rich " followed, and then we passed from portrait painters to Morla,nd, who depicted country life, and Rowlandson, whose ca.ricatures were sold to pay his debts. Pictures of the " Boarding School " (Morland), " The Sitting Room " and " Inland Watering Place " (Rowlandson) concluded a most enjoyable lecture. We can assure Mrs. Brown that she routed in us all a keen interest in " English Life as seen by painters of the Eighteenth Century " . — Norma Hall, V Arts. SAMARA 37 LAUGHING AT LIFE Baron — " Hello Beauty-ful! " Mr. and Mrs. Buck — " A Peach of a Pair. " Miss Tipple — " You ' re Driving Me Crazy. " Miss Mills — " Three Little Words " (Quickly, Girls, Please.) Miss Dunlop — " Button Up Your Overcoat. " Miss Green — " I Got Rhythm. " Miss Fuller— " Little By Little. " Miss Claudet — " You ' re the Melody. " Mrs. McCurry — " Sing Something Simple. " Miss Skinner — " Old Fashioned Girl " . Miss Klotz — " Something to Remember You By. " Miss Adams — " Betty Co-ed. " Miss Gegg— " Ring Dem Bells. " Miss Thwaite— " Fll Be Your Friend With Pleasure. ' Miss Challis — " In the Land of Let ' s Pretend. " 38 SAMARA Madame — " There ' s Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie. " Mr. Salmon — " Sing, You Sinners. " Miss Neale — " My Babies Just Care for Me. " Miss Bayes — " I Don ' t Mind Walking in the Rain. ' Miss Woolcott — " In a Little Spanish Town. " Miss Haanel — " Painting the Clouds With Sunshine. " " Boarders — " Turn on the Heat. ' — Harriett Mathias and Betty Gordon. The following item is the prize-winning essay on the Mexican Turtle, an award very kindly presented to us by Mr. Bradley, Jr. Ethel Finnie ' s essay came next in order of merit. PRIZE ESSAY ON THE MEXICAN TURTLE The Mexican Turtle is a reptile of dull olive and brown in colour, with an orange stripe down the middle of its back; its stomach is also of the same orange with green spots to identify its age. Its sjize is approximately one and a half inches by two inches. The nose is so marvellously made that it can breathe both on land and in water. One can distinguish the male by the nail-like spine of its tail. Ijts jaws are extremely strong for its size. It s home is in slow running rivers or streams, where it lives a long life of about three hundred years. Its habits in its native land (which is Mexico) are most inter- esting. The female lays her eggs in sand and leaves them (unseen to human eyes and untouched by human hands) buried for the SAMARA 39 sun to cast its warm rays upon, and thus hatch them. Many days pass without a sign of baby turtles, until one day there rs an up- heaval in the sand, where the eggs are buried, and there emerge from this spot many little black turtles of about half an inch by an inch in size. By instinct they run straight to water, and from there they seek safety in some weed till their shells harden and they can resist their enemies. After three days in confinement they are able to appear out of their place of concealment, and to begin their life of independence. It was not long, however, before some traders, on their way to Canada, discovered the habitation of the Mexican turtles, and hiding in the underbrush, waited till the turtles unaware of their danger, ventured ashore. Then their dreaded enemies ran between them and the water and scooped a large net under the tiny black reptiles. The men were very pleasjed with their catch, and soon had them packed abreast in a barrel. For a few days the turtles lived without either food, light or water. At last when the barrel was opened, they found themselves in a large aquarium, in Mr. Bradley ' s clean, airy store in Ottawa, where they were looked after with the greatest care. In captivity, the turtles need strict care as they cannot look after themselves. Their favourite food (in summer) is raw beef hung on a string where it can be easily reached; they are also fond of ant eggs During the winter months they hibernate, and usually sleep, so one must provide them with shells or something which they may crawl under and hide themselves from the light. In summer, it is kind, as well as necessary, to give them a little freedom to roam in the damp grass. They need to have a fairly large-sized glass bowl, with sand, rocks and shells. They can live in deep water providing there is something for tjiem to rest upon above water, although shallow water is preferable. Their bowl should not be entirely in the sun, but should have a certain amount of shade as well. They are able to float in deep water for a con- siderable time by puffing themselves full with air. But this is not so comfortable as the former way above related. Many interesting experiments have been tried on these reptiles. They cannot be called cruel, as it is said that they are cold-blooded and do not fee l the torture they endure. Signor Redi once cut off a turtle ' s head and found that it lived for twenty-three days without it. Again he extracted the brain from one and it lived six months unaware that it had suffered any loss. Another man 40 SAMARA cut off a turtle ' s head and its mouth kept continually opening and shutting. He afterwards cut out its heart and placed it on a dish where it kept beating until about noon the following day. The End Authors ' Note. — We did not have much knowledge of Mexican turtles before we wrote this essay, but we have achieved more interest and understanding, after our attempt to write about the Mexican turtle. E. South AM, IV A E. Symington ODE TO A MEXICAN TURTLE (4 prize having been offered for the best essay on the above) Why didst thou flee from Mexico? O! Turtle, O! To visit cold Ontario? O! Turtle, O! But when we heard of thy great fame, And searched to justify thy claim, (That every turtle ' s not the same;) O! Turtle, O! We found thy praise in massive tome, Encyclopedians extolled thy home Among the miry, Mexican loam : — O! Turtle, O! We found thy disposition sweet. And swift as lightning were thy feet: — O! Turtle, O! A startling creature thou didst prove. Thy fame will ever onwards move: — O! Turtle, O! How unfortunate is Mexico, O! Turtle, O! That thou art in Ontario, May thou never leave for Jericho: — O! Turtle, O! Note. — Irregularity in verse due to suppressed emotion. — M ARGOT Seely, VI Matric. SAMARA 41 JANE HARTLEY AND THE HIGHWAYMAN It was a brilliant moonlight night. Fleecy clouds scudded across the starry sky. The " Exeter Fly " was crowded, but the four spirited bays whirled it along in splendid style. The coach was on its way to Exeter, and little Jane Hartley, the youngest passenger, only geven years old, was wildly excited, for she had never travelled before. She was going to stay with her grandmother; and her old nurse, a large, kindly, jovial woman, was looking after her on the journey. Mrs. Buggins, having had a large dinner at ' Ye Spotted Piglet " , the last inn where they had halted, was feeling inclined for a short doze, or " forty winks " as she herself put it. Jane, however, was much too excited to feel sleepy. Just as Mrs. Buggins ' head began to nod, a shrill voice beside her would say: " Do look at this town, Nannie! It ' s all lighted up. " " Oh, Nannie, did you see that lovely big church? " " This town is big! It isn ' t Exeter, is it? " " Nannie, Nannie, do wake up! We mustn ' t miss Exeter. " Poor Nannie would now be thoroughly awake again. " Hush, dear, hush! You must be quiet, and go to sleep like a good girl. " " Yes, Nannie, I will. " And Jane shut her eyes obediently. Two minutes after the last outburst the silence was again broken. This time Jane said in a whisper, " Nannie, are there such things as highwaymen? " " No, dear, of course not! What silly person put that idea into your innocent litj:le head? " " Mummie told me all about them. Nannie, is she silly? " Mrs. Buggins fell into an abashed silence. Meanwhile the coach rushed on into the night. Though noisy, its swaying, rattling, and the jingling of harness, were so monotonous that after a while all itg inmates feel asleep one after another, including Jane, who to he r nurse ' s unfeigned relief, did at last succumb. The coach seemed to gather speed as it went dashing up and down hills, and round corners, through litt)e villages, over bridges and between avenues of treeS). It was nearing a main crossroad now, and the driver could see the moonlight on the white finger post from far away. He slowed his horses ' pace along the dusty road, keeping his eyes fixed on the sign post. Suddenly he saw the shadow of a man on horseback move across, in front of it. He rubbed his eyes, thinking he must be dreaming. The vehicle 42 SAMARA was quite close now, and he realised what those shadows meant. ' ' Highwaymen! " he muttered to himself. It was too late to avoid them, but perhaps if he could get up sufficient speed they would be unable to stop him. The bays bounded forward, at the un- expected crack of the whip, and the driver set his teeth grimly. They had almost reached the sign post now; the moment had come. ... Jane sat up with a start. She had had such an exciting dream, but at the sound of a scream she woke confusedly, to find the coach had stopped. It was Mrs. Buggins who had screamed, and her usually red face was deathly pale. " Are we in Exeter, Nannie? Why are you looking so funny? Everybody looks so stiff and odd ! " Mrs. Buggins turned to the child. ' T was wrong, duckie. Look at the highwayman! " Jane looked; she wasn ' t in the least frightened. There was the highwayman at the door, with a pistol in each hand. " Oh, Nannie, he looks just like the picture in my story book! He ' s got a mask, too; what do you want, Mr. Highwayman? " " Your money, or your life " was the grim answer. " You can have my money: it ' s in my pocket, here. I have got six whole pennies: there they are, all for you, Mr. Highway- man. Now you must go away. I don ' t mind you a bit, but they all seem to be frightened of you, so you ' d better go. You don ' t mind, do you? " " No, missie, I ' ll go, to please you. You are the first person who hasn ' t been afraid of me, so I won ' t give you cause to be. Good-night, everyone! It was mighty lucky for you that this young lady was travelling with you to-night, you miserable cowards ! You can keep your pennies, missie. Thank you all the same. " And the highwayman swung his horse round, and galloped away into the night. " Bless my soul! " said the worthy Mrs. Buggins. " Bless my soul! " " Was i ' t he a nice man? I ' m feeling terribly sleepy, Naniiie " . And Jane curled up against Mrs. Buggins, and was soon fast asleep. — Diana Clark, V Matric. SAMARA 43 To The Wild (jecse A hush of twiHght settles on the bay, And weaves a brooding spell through earth and sky; It soothes the little winds that moan and sigh, And fills with peace the last red glow of day. When presently the mojiient ' s breathless sway Is broken by the honking, homeward cry Of geese, their white throats shining as they fly, Their wings wide-spread in ordered V array. From warm palm-girt lagoons they northward soar, A black and silver wedge in gallant flight. To seek the wild, blue tarns of Labrador And build their nests. Meantime they swoop and light On drifting ice to rest; while far ashore A single star proclaims th|e coming night. — Betty Gordo n, VI. Mairic. 44 SAMARA A VIEW FROM A COUNTRY STEEPLE In the Lake District of England, nestled among rolling green hills, lie many small villages. One of the most picturesque is Glenside, which overlooks a small lake. It is unmarked by the touch of passing years, for it does not lie in the path of tourists. On a hill a short distance from the village is an old stone church, approached by a winding path through a shady wood. By the door of the church stands a huge elm tree, casting its shadow over the peaceful graveyard with its sunken tombstones. On the day of our visit to this tranquil spot, the inside of the church was dim and cool, compared with the glare of the afternoon sun outside, and we rested in one of the worn pews. In the corner of the church we noticed a stone stairway winding upwards, and on climbing it, we came out on a little platform on the outside of the steeple. The sun was just setting, and its last rays turned the waters of the lake to molten gold, and changed the glossy green ivy leaves on the steeple to a dull bronze. Suddenly, we heard a step behind us, and, turning, saw a strange figure. It was a man, tall and gaunt, clad in rough grey garments; with his white hair and straggling beard, his appearance harmon- ized perfectly with his surroundings of rugged grey stone. But it was his eyes that attracted us, for they shone like burning coals in the rays of the sun, as he stared at us dumbly. Then he turned, and, seizing a rope, began to toll the huge bell suspended there. At the first notes, flocks of swallows darted out, filling the air with shrill chatter, and wheeling about the steeple: as the echoes died away, he gave us one more look with his weird eyes, and strode down the steps. We looked once again over the lake, for now twilight was sweeping acroFys the land. Bats darted hither and thither and behind the purple hills the moon rose, making a rippling silver path along the water. Silently we walked down the stairs, and into the darkened church; through the grave-yard, with the tombs;tones standing out stiff and stark in the moonlight, and down the hill, towards the cheery lights of the village. • — Peggy Crerar, Form V C. SAMARA 45 BEAUTY Strange beauty calls to this wild restless heart In throbbing rapture of the violin : A blackbird ' s song, the brightness of a star, The glancing of a river out and in Throug h overhanging branches of green trees. The frosted moon lifting her sickle thin To cleave the filigree of winter boughs That frame her frozen loveliness within. Clear dawn, and misty dusk, and velvet dew; The midnight majesty of starlit skies; The ocean-whispers sounding in a shell As echoes of sea-music faintly rise; The Apr l dance of wind-blown hyacinth : The trustful faith that lives in love-lit eyes; The tenderness in every mother ' s face; The self-less splendour of great sacrifice. O Beauty, make my heart thy dwelling-place. That I may sing the glories of thy grace In words inspired by burning love for thee, Beauty, my Queen, be glorified through me. — D. M. Thwaite. 46 SAMARA A WINTER SCENE One cold winter morning I decided it was high time that I took a tramp in the snow-clad forest, that skirted the edge of the clearing around the log-cabin. I would go out and view the beauties of Nature; I donned furs and snowshoes and stepped out into the brilliance of a sparkling winter ' s morn. Silently I tramped through the thicket, and under the trees, leaving the cabin and all marks of man behind. I observed at my feet the tracks of many furry friends. Once or twice I caught sjght of a timid peering face gazing at me from under the shelter of a bush; then would come a flurry of soft snow, the flash of a small body, and the creature had vanished. Unexpectedly I came upon a deer standing like a graven image in the path before me. For a moment it stared, great brown eyes wide, long legs quivering: then up came his stumpy white tail, he wheeled and was gone, whilst I stood sj:ill, amazed at the beauty of this creature in its native haunts. I had a twinge of pain when I thought of how many of thesp dainty and pretty creatures I had shot for skin and meat. I turned, and wended my way along, gazing with a new delight at the scenery. As I looked with joy at a large white owl, sitting on a snow-clad tree, scarcely seen against the background of white, another tree laden with snow dropped its fluffy cargo down my neck, burying me in a white flurry. I stood up, shaking off the snow, and glaring at the owl, who seemed to chuckle at my plight. At last I turned my steps homeward, skirting the edge of an ice-bound lake, locked in its snowy prison. I passed the tall majestic pines, with cold crowns upon their heads, that nodded in the sjight wind that had sprung up. This same wind now skated along the lake, whirling the snow up into white clouds, then it was gone. Every now and then there crossed and re-crossed in front of me tracks of woodland folk. Now the entire aspect of the forest was changing: Old Sol, coming out in all his glory, soon melted the powdery snow, so that now it stuck to trees and bare branches, making them bend under their snowy burdens. By this tim.e I had come once more upon the cabin made of logs cut from neigh- liOLiring timber. It formed a pretty picture. At that moment ihc door opened, and I heard my name called; there stood Adam SAMARA 47 with a savoury " something " in a frying pan, and, famished by my walk, 1 broke into a run towards him. But I did not easily forget the vivid impressions of that winter ' s morning tramp. — E. McMillan, V C. A WINTER LANDSCAPE Slowly across the lonely uplands, the light of day fades, sha- dows creep from the fringe of the pine trees, a night wind sighs mournfully among the snow-laden branches. Overhead, the blue of the sky fades and becomes a soft violet, brightening to turquoise towards the west, where, in a blaze of flaming glory, the sun casts its last rays upon the silent hills. Sharp against the crimson and gold of the banking clouds are silhouetted the bare branches of the forest, and the fir trees stand out blackly against the saffron-tinted foothills. The towering range of mountains to the east is transfigured by the rosy glow of the setting sun, and the mists that swirl about their unseen peaks become veils of blended light, casting a softening radiance over the rugged ranges. The dying sun sinks lower in the west; the upper clouds, now mauve and silver-grey, sweep over the delicate turquoise of the sky, while low along the horizon the gold and saffron deepen to darkest crimson, and burning scarlet. For one sublime moment the whole world leaps to flaming colour in the last rays of the sun ere it dips beneath the far-off hills, leaving the lonely scene to the triumphing powers of darkness. The glow on plains and uplands fades away, a pearly greyness steals over the snowy hills, and lower and lower the gathering mists creep, obscuring alike the craggy mountain slopes, and the shadowy fringe of the forest. The night wind moans, chill and infinitely sad, through the sighing branches, and from the shadows, echoing down the dim aisles of the wood, an owl sends forth his hunting-cry, remote and forlorn. — E. Cantlie. 48 SAMARA THE SHIP Over the sea one star-lit night A beautiful ship sailed into our sight. Ov the waters of dark green-blue Glided that ship of many a hue. For a while she hov ered out from the land As if in wait fof some pirate ban.d. But spon she departed toward the West As if in search o f some other quest. We watched for a time until at last All we could see was the top of her mast. SAMARA 49 THE MAN AT THE WHEEL Storm clouds scud across a leaden sky, while beneath them the gray foam-flecjced sea rolls and tosses angrily. A ship ploughs steadily onwards, buffetting the waves, its bow rising and falling in a shower of spray. At the wheel is a sturdy, broad-shoulflered figure in oilskins, and high rubber boots. He stands immovable on the lurching vessel, indifferent to the swish of the water over her decks, and the whistling of the wind through the shjouds, while his powerful fingers grasp the spokes of the wheel. His bronzed, weather-beaten face is strong, and full of charp acter. A few locks of curly black hair escape from under his dripping sou ' -wester, a nd fall over his broad forehead. His nose is straight, and clearly chiselled. A short black pipe hangs from the corner of a firm but sensitive mouth. His chin is square and resolute, and a pair of clear frank blue eyes gaze steadily through the storm. Strong and fearless, immovable amid the buffetting of wind and water, he seems the very spirit of human endurance in conflict with the forces of Nature. — B. SiFTON, VI Matric. 50 SAMARA VISITING IMPRESSIONS HE GUEST, upon entering the proud city of Ottawa, is at once driven round the ParHament Buildings by a still more proud resident of the capital city; then the journey at once continues to Rockcliffe, where the car silently wends its way to a moderately large cream-coloured es- tablishment; the engine slowly dies, and the driver beamingly proclaims to the interested visitor that " This is Elmwood " . The time happens to be 11.15 a.m., and, scurrying gracefully about the courtyard may be seen many nymph-like figures in green, with berets perched becomingly on their sleek hair. In one corner three girls of medium size are seemingly practising a dance- step, which appears to be of great difficulty, for the largest of the three is suddenly thrown forward, and landing with a jar on the pavement, she breaks into a mirthless giggle, then rises to continue the dance. To the right, against a wall, stands a group of girls, one of whom, with her smiling face raised to the sky, is singing a trium- phant song, while she chews, at the same time, a rosy apple. Nearer the front of the courtyard stand four or five girls holding cameras focussed upon a large woolly object, resembling a dog, that poses proudly for a moment, then jumps up suddenly at the sound of munching biscuit. The intent " camerawomen " start all over again, hoping that at last Beauty-boy will consent to pose like a gentleman. The guest is thrilled by these glimpses of girlish recreation, and goes home to his native town with glowing accounts of the wonderful school, Elmwood. — J. Workman, V C. SAMARA 51 1492 AND ALL THAT {With apologies to ' ' 1066 And All That ' ' ) HE FIRST Memorable date in Canadian History Fourtee n hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue " and discovered America (sjO call- ed because it was thought to be India). This was A Good Thing, but soon afterwards the ™f 54iZ£D TC OCEAN using bootleg- gers ' booze — A Fatal Vice. The first Memorable Frenchman was C hamplain (either a soldier, sailor, scholar or road-mender), who pursued his voca - tion till he was made a baron and namfed after the lake his road led to (before this he was called Sarnuel De). Then the bold bad baron Frontenac (founder of Frontenac ' s Ale) came and fought the Bishop till Li- PUR9U m VOCATION quor caused the downfall of both. Soon the English tired of French pronunciation, so the Wolf took Quebec by secretly scalinig the heights in his night-shirt 52 SAMARA pi and burying the French gener als in shell-holes when he heard who were running. Henceforth Quebec was pronounced Quebec (instead of Quebec). The English (the Wolf ' s friends) lived peaceabl} in Canada (now Canada), only quarrelling over the Family Compact (which everyone wanted to use at once), till the Americans (Columbus ' desQendaots) had a Tea-Pajty in Bostop Harbour, thus causing a Seven Years War (in 1812)— A Bad Thing. SAMARA 53 Here History becomes political and so involved it ceases to be Memorable — A Doubtful Thing. A A DouhtPul IRlNCi iD. Clark, V. Matric, IB. SiFTON, VI. Matric. SAMARA CHRISTMAS EVE The sun sinks down behind the trees at last, And dusky shadows steal across the sky, The ragged scurrying clouds do quickly fly, As stronger grows the stinging winter blast. Now one by one the stars come peeping bright. Shedding their rays across the frosty earth. The wind shrieks through the trees in eerie mirth, And snow and sleet whirl fiercely down all night. The fury of the storm has lasted long. But now the last stars pale before the dawn; The joyous cry arises " Christ is born! " Together rich and poor praise Him with song. — Peggy Crerar, Form VC. SAMARA 55 JUST A JUNIOR ( With apologies to H. J. Maclean) Lord, I am but a little girl That goes each day to Elmwood ; I rise and eat and toil and sleep Just like all others should. The only colours in my life Are yellow and dark green, Still on the whole I ' m as content As yet I ' ve ever been. But sometimes when my little voice Grpws bold and very loud, I dream I am a prefect fierce With all they are allowed. I see myself a different girl. Quite brainy and much older, The golden pin of prefect worth, Is glistening at my shoulder. 56 SAMARA I stride into a noisy room, And with a piece of chalk, I write down all the names of girls Who sit and talk and talk. But as I pass the prefects ' room, And joy at what I see, A ghost is ever at my back — The ghost of naughty me. And soon or late my dreams will pas , With neither thoughts or mentions, And I ' ll be in my form ' -room Just struggling o ' er detentions. O Lord, some pray to Thee for stars. Some for an A or B, But all I ask is just one chance To go to a prefects ' tea! — C. Hill. SAMARA 57 BOARDER ' S BEADS Parody on ' ' The Rosary ' ' With apologies o R. C. Rogers The hours I ' ve mended thee, dear heart, Are as a string of tears to me ; I count them over, every run apart, My hosiery, my hosiery! Each hole a tear, each tear a mend To press a toe in anguish wrung: I darn my socks unto the end, And there a knot is hung! 58 SAMARA THE ANTIQUE SHOP In a dark little back street in East London there are rows and rows of dingy little shops with smoke-blackened fronts, and old creaking doors, their dirty show-windows frequently exposing no more than a single piece of furniture, dusty and old. They all have steps leading down from the front door into little junk- crowded rooms below the street level, where the light of day penetrates the gloom only in a single bright beam filtering through the grimy windows for an hour, on sunny days, otherwise it is a realm of grey, unrelieved twilight. The antique shop, kept by a decrepit old Chinaman, is just such another as these — a neglected show-room in front, and a few small, stuffy rooms at the back, with the upper storeys let to shady tenants of mysterious habits- — and, from the outside, it differs in no way from its neighbours. But what an infinite array of treasures gleaming dully from the dim recesses of the apart- ment, greets the eyes of the intruder! Great tall brasses of Persian and Chinese art, still gleaming in their ancient glory; exquisite old furniture piled in heaps, or scattered about the room; rolls of pricelesjs tapestry, some hanging on the walls, festooned with cobwebs, and dust: silk schawls, with long heavy fringes and beautifully embroidered designs, lying untidily over an old brass- bound sea-chest, filled with more of these gay memories of sunny Spain, some even still faintly perfumed, their scent weighing with the musty odours of the shop; beautiful old clocks of all kinds enclosed in priceless cases, now warped and silent, gazing quietly and serenejy upon the dusty crowded room; these are some of the old Chinaman ' s treasures. Against the wall there stand lovely old cabinets inlaid with brass or wood, some with glass doors, and velvet shelves, on which lies a collection of tiny carved Chinese figures, snuff-boxes or painted porcelain, and a few jade trinkets; while over in a corner, mount- ing guard over the room, stands a small brass cannon, its wooden base cracked and weather-worn, and the barrel green with verdigris. Some hidden influence in that shop creates an atmosphere of awe: it makes one whisper; to speak aloud seems irreverent. Perhaps it is the age which every article radiates into the gloomy dusty air . . . the accumulated memories from past ages, of thoughts and minds, so different from our hurried spirits. There is one incongruous object in this collection of antiques: perched upon an ancient oak table is a little squat modern clock, SAMARA 59 ticking away busily and unconcernedly the minutes whose passage weighs on us so heavily; it alone seems to claim affinity with us moderns, and our feverish existence. Beautiful though all these treasures are, we are glad to escape from this oppressive store- house of memories, into the clear light and sunshine of the upper air. ■ — Theodosia Bond, Lower V Arts. AN OLD HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY There it stood, off a small but beautiful country lane; old, neglected, forgotten by its once loving inmates. Surrounded by sheltering trees , and covered with creeping vines, it looked as if no one had ever cared for it: but they had, and the now neglected garden showed this. It had once been arranged in wide borders, with hollyhocks and delphiniums at the back, but now it was overrun with weeds, and only a few hardy plants were still growing here and there. Over the porch grew lovely roses, struggling successfully to live. The house itself, although outwardly forgotten, had many pleasant memgries to thrive upon. Once through those empty halls had run little children, chasing each other, and eagerly shout- ing in their joy. Those children had grown up in those halls, still singing with the joy of youth: then It had come. Men passed to and fro, wearing grave faces; women wept silently; they all said good-bye, and parted, the men to an unknown disaster, " War " , and the women to a safer refuge. Many narrow escapes had the old house during the days that followed. Shells had burst all round it, but by the grace of Provi- 60 SAMARA dence it had survived, and now it was awaiting the return of the loved ones. Not all would return, for two of the white-haired old lady ' s sons had given up their lives for their country. Never- theless the house was eagerly awaiting the return of the family and proud to have such a family to wait for. — C. Irwin, Form IV A {Lower). V MATRIG ALPHABET A is for Algebra when we ' re never slack, B is for Brains which none of us lack, C is for Conduct — I don ' t like to say, D is for Don ' ts which we hear every day; E is for Each of Us; no two the same, F ' s for our Form; Five Matric is it ' s name. G is for Geometry, an odd angle or square, H is for Hardship we all have to bear, I is for Ink on our fingers and face: J is for Juniors we keep in their place. K is for Knowledge we ' re full to the brim, L is for Lessons we study with vim, IVI is for Marks got in cloakroom and hall, N is for Naughty, which we ' re never at all, O is for Office, where ' tis not well to be seen, P is for Pins on our tunics of green, Q is for Questions, and it ' s many we ask, R is for Rules which to keep are a task, S is for Stars and studies and such, T is for Tongues which we use far too much, U is for Uniform, tidy and neat, V is for Verbs which are never a treat, W ' s for Writing which we never shirk, X stands for Experts — which we are at our work, Y is for Yard where we play at Recess Z ' s for the Zeal which we all possess. — M. CisjaGy V Matric. SAMARA 61. THE MUSIC RECITAL H Kay, did Cairine tell you? You ' ve changed places ! You see Miss Tipple told Cairinie, and Cairinie ' s just told me. V. h my, don ' t you feel nervous? I am so all athrill; That ' s Margot playing " Prelude " now. Oh! did you hear that trill? You know where mine goes " dum dee dee " That ' s where I make mistakes; Sifton says that later we ' ll have Gingerale and cakes. What! ! my turn now? Oh, where ' s my piece? Don ' t worry, T ' ll take care. Why DO they look so hard at me? They KNOW it ' s rude to stare! Oh, where ' s that pedal.? Well, here goes, Dum dee dee; dee dum: Oh gracious! ! Well, it ' s too late now, (sigh) I should have used my thumb. {Later) Oh no, I was just terrible. They say that practice makes A perfect player, MAYBE, T say, aren ' t these good cakes! — C. Irwin, Form. IV A. 62 SAMARA THE SEASONS I love to cross the fields in Spring And listen to the Robins sing I can almost hear rhe green things growing And I love to feel the south wind blowing I love to walk on a summer day I love to smell the new-mown hay And hear the cherry-laden trees Rustling in the summer breeze. I love when the harvest time comes round And nuts beneath the trees are found And when the leaves begin to fall I love this time the best of all. I love when Winter gains her hold, And all is white and bitter cold, I love to walk across the snow And listen to the North Wind blow. — M. Craig, V M, SAMARA 63 SIGNS OF SPRING Plaunt sheds her woolHes. Indoor shoes appear dirty. Sifton loosens her jaw. Windows silently dip up from bottom. Tink washes her hair. Strange bursts of song heard everywhere. Baron becomes lazier. Headgear is frequently lost. Studies slacken sadly. And Elmwood is in constant bustle. — J. Workman, V C. NOBODY, MY DARLING! HEN cups get smashed, And plates get broken. And things get lost. Why — ' tis a token — ' Twas Nobody, my darling! When books get torn. And inkpots fall, And mi ' lk gets spilled. Why, after all, ' Twas Nobody, my darling! When walls get scratched. And floors get muddy. And clothes get ripped, Why — ' tis a study; But after all ' Twas Nobody, my darling! • — Genevieve Bronson, Lower IV A, 64 SAMARA PERSONALS (A thriving business is done by these members of V M,) CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS DO YOU MAKE FEEBLE PUNS? Learn to overcome this weakness BE SOLEMN LEARN HOW GET Write to T7T? A NTr ' tTQ " RAXtTQ r KAIM L.r!vO o v 1 rLo " Advice to the Punster " HAVE YOU A CACKLING LEARN TO ACT LAUGH? Be dramatic, emotional, romantic Overcome this defect Be graceful in every movement HAVE A PERFECTLY-MODULATED LAUGH Take a Budding Actress ' s Advice — Write to Take TINK KENNY Treatment CECIL BATE DOES YOUR HAIR BOTHER YOU? IS YOUR WRITING LEGIBLE? Wear it the newest way Learn How to Wield A Pen Get Take Private Lessons from JOAN WATSON ' S Pamphlet " Slick Coiffures " DOROTHY BLACKBURN — M. Craig, V M. SAMARA 65 Where can a man buy a cap for his knee, or a key for a lock of his hair? Why is a sick elephant like a dead bee? — One is a seedy beast, the other is a bee deceased. 1st She. — ' Toor girl! I am sorry you did not pass the exam- ination. What was the reason, I wonder? " 2nd She. — -{Also wondering) — " I can ' t think. " Father. — " My boy, don ' t you think it is about time for you to stand alone? " Son. — " Sure, Dad. I can stand a loan at any time. " Pupil. — " My ancestors were all men of brains. " Professor. — " Too bad that you were disinherited! " Art Mistress. — " What are you drawing? " Pupil. — " A horse and waggon. " Art Mistress. — " I see the horse, but where ' s the waggon? ' Pupil. — " Oh, the horse has to draw that! " Who was the conqueror of Greece? — Dutch Cleanser. " Do your shoes hurt? " " No; it ' s my feet that hurt. " Why is a kiss on the telephone like a straw hat? — Because neither is felt. SAMARA We are pleased to learn that — Milton ' s most famous work was " Dante ' s Inferno " . A certain knight rode a beautiful ivory-black horse. The soldiers whom Florence Nightingale nursed in the Crimea were all covered in red tape. That Sir Walter Scott was devoted to the boarders. One of Wordsworth ' s renowned poems is " Imitations of Im- morality. " Frequently heard in the Assembly Hall: — " Oh wash-up the King! ' " " While eternal angels run. " SAMARA 67 THE ELMWOOD BUS " Oh! Driver, I ' m so sorry — That I am late to-day, I thought it was a lorry Just come outside to stay. " The Driver just looks grim and says " Well, never mind to-day. " I shiver in my seat, and hope He won ' t give me away. The Tower Clock has faces four — North, South, and East and West — I think the one that we can see, Is not like all the rest. I don ' t think it is fair to play A trick like that on us; It makes us all like little bears. And in an awful fuss. And when we get to school " Oh,! dear, " Says Prefect with a sigh, " The second bell has gone, you know. " And up the stairs I fly. And day by day the ' bus arrives. And how I have to rush! Oh! life is such a scramble. All through that wretched bus ! — Rosemary Youle, Form IV B. 68 SAMARA SHYLOCK AT HOME Along the narrow street hurried a Jew, his narrow shoulders bent, and his face care-worn. He drew up his flowing garments, and mounted the steps leading to a dingy house, and taking a bunch of keys from an inner pocket, he slowly unlocked the door. Closing it carefully behind him, he entered a room furnished in Oriental fashion. The carpets, cushions, and chairs all gave an impression of luWry and good taste, in surprising contrast to the ugly exterior. This was the house of Shylock, the richest and most hated money-lender in Venice. Tfie Jew sank down upon one of the deeply cushioned chairs, and calling harshly for Launcelot, he sat there lost in thought. All the events of that tiring day passed through his mind: the chilly silence, and hardly concealed scorn, as he had drawn near the assembly of merchants on the Rialto, and had walked with a feigned humility through their midst. The pleadings of his miserable debtors, who had soon found their prayers vain; and finally th e intervention of Antonio. As he thought thjs, an expression of hate most terrible to see flashed over his finely-cut features. What a fool he had been to remain silent and servile, before the insults poured upon him by that sanctimonious Christian ! Here his meditation was interrupted by the noisy entrance of Launcelot, who was hastily cramming food into his mouth and prancing innocently up to his master. Shylock looked sharply at the youth, who so often vexed his very soul by prodigality of fooc} and time, and then said: ' ' Hie thee, thou fool, to my daughter, Jessica, and bid her come to me at once. " With a bow, and a side-long glance of malevolent mischief, Launcelot skipped out of the room, leaving the Jew to his unpleasant memories. Some moments later, Jessica came into the room, and in a gentle voice enquired h ' er father ' s wish. Bidding her sit down before a desk which stood near, he took a sheaf of papers, and Jessica began writing with a long quill pen. Shylock reading over her shoulder. She sighed wearily, as she worked at making a list of the Jew ' s clients. How distasteful it was to be reminded that her father ' s business was the lending of money at an exorbitant rate of interest, which had ruined many a poor citizen of Venice. She well knew how merciless her father could be in his money transactions. She examined his face, lined and wrinkled, parch- ment-yellow in hue, and at the moment twisted into an expression SAMARA 69 of greed as he read aloud the names and figures representing the fruit of his labours. As she continued her work, his expression gradually changed, his voice faltered and for very weariness he lay back in his chair. As Jessica tur ned to ascertain the cause of her father ' s silence, she saw that the fast-waning light had fallen upon his face, illum- inating and softening its features, and giving them an aspect of kindliness such as she had never noticed before. She rose quietly, glad to be relieved of her irksome task, and, giving the Jew a final glance, she left the room. Shylock slept. — M. Seely, VI Matric, BASSANIO S FIRST VISIT TO BELMONT The sun was sinking to rest behind a low range of hills, and a balmy summer ' s day was drawing to a close, as Bassanio reached the iron gates guarding the grounds of Belmont, and for the first time caught a glimpse of the stately mansion beyond, the home of the wealthy merchant who had for many years been a true friend to his own family. Followed by his attendants, the young man cantered along the poplar-shaded roadway, and reined in his steed at the marble doorway of the castle, from which liveried retainers came hurrying to take charge of his mount, and to lead Bassanio into the presence of their master. Down cool dusky corridors, and through lofty halls strode Bassanio, his long cloak swinging from his shoulders, until he reached the spacious, tapestry-hung chamber where his host, an aged, white-bearded merchant, received him with all due cor- diality. For a time they talked together of the affairs of the family; then the venerable merchant, charmed by the pleasjng aspect and manners of the young man, led Bassanio into a further chamber, there to make the acquaintance of his only daughter, Portia. When they entered the room, the lady, richly attired in a flowing robe of azure silk, was seated at the open window, her white hands lingering upon the strings of a harp, with the rays of the setting sun shining upon her golden hair like a halo. Bassanio was stricken dumb for a moment by this vision of loveliness, and indeed Portia herself was no less impressed by the tall handsome 70 SAMARA stranger, who now bowed before her, kissing her hand so gallantly. From the first moment of their acquaintance, the two felt strongly drawn to each other, and their mutual attachment grew apace, as„ later in the evening, they strolled together through the shadowy garden. The mercha nt had discreetly left them alone together for a time, and as they wandered amid the fragrant blossoms, heard the silvery splash of the fountains, and felt the velvety turf beneath their feet, it seemed to Bas,sanio that Portia was the loveliest creature in all the world; and he determined in his heart, to make her his own bride. The lady for her part was not, as befitted one of her charms, unacciistomed to entertaining male visitors, and she was well versed in the judging of character; so that she was able to appre- ciate, from the first, Bassanio ' s many virtues, his courage, his honesty, his fine moral sense, quite apart from the strong fascina- tion which he exercised over her. And so, under the spell of the moonlit garden, the romance of Bassanio and Portia sjprang into being; and late that night, as Bassanio made his adieux, and galloped away down the shadowy avenue of poplars, his heart was beating high witfi hope, for he had seen in Portia ' s eyes the promise which as yet he dare not ask her to make in words: but Fate had arranged a game of chance with Bassanio, and before he won his lady ' s hand, he must play his part in it — E. Cantlie, VI Matric. A GLIMPSE OF WILD CANADA We were travelling in the sixty-seventh car of a freight-train, and we had gone to sleep swayed and jolted by the movement of the long line of cars. We woke to find everything still and quiet, for we were on a siding right in the wilds of Northern Quebec, about two hundred miles from Ottawa. After breakfast we were soon outside, armed with our skis; we piled ourselves and them into the waiting sleigh, which was to take us to Camp Traverse. It was one of those perfect winter days, bright and clear, which are only found in Canada. The sun glinted on the crisp snow so that it looked like crystal, and the dark pines, heavily burdened, showed up vividly against the deep blue sky. The two horses drew the sleigh speedily forward, their hoofs crunching on the crusted snow. In the thick bush on either side we could see SAMARA 71 many signs of wild animal life: the tracks of deer and numerous rabbits, and we thought we saw a solitary wolf. It was exciting to think how far we were from civilisation, and that practically the only people within miles of us were isolated bushrangers. We were nearing the camp now, and climbing a slight hill, at the top we drew up, and saw the whole landscape spread out before us. Directly below was the camp itself, consjisting of half a dozen log cabins, built in the typical Canadian style. These were situated almost on the edge of Lake Traversje, which was at that time completely frozen over. We drove up to the main cabin, where our host was awaiting us, and after a very substan- tial lunch, to which our ravenous appetites did ample just ce, we were offered, of all exciting thingsj a drive in a dog-sleigh! We engerly accepted this thrilling offer, the dogs were soon harnessed, and we climbed into the sleigh. There were nine huskies in the team, all of them stretched out at a gallop: being seated so near the ground we seemed to go at a tremendous speed. We swung, skidding, round corners, we pulled up hills and then dashed wildly down the other side, with the wind rushing past us in a torrent. The driver stood on the back of the sleigh, shouting strange words of encourage.ment, such as " Mush! Ju! Ghar! " We found ourselves back at the camp all too soon, and after an afternoon ' s skiing, having said good-bye, we piled into the sleigh once more, and started on our homeward trail. The sun had gone down when we reached the train again: the strong, pure air h ' ad made us both so sleepy that we clambered into our bunks soon after supper, having spent literally a perfect day. ID. Clark, V Matric. 1t. Bond, V Arts. 72 SAMARA MY PUPPIES ' FEEDING TIME In the corner of the garden bright Three ea ' ger pups, a lovely sight, To feed them is my chief delight. " Yum-yum, " says Spots, " smells good to me " While Squib, the speediest of the three, With small red tongue laps greedily. Their mother, wise young Lady Dee, Is close at hand to oversee And offer counsel to all three. " My mistress is kind, " thinks Lady Dee, " She loves my pups, and presently She ' ll find a bone to give to me. " — Ethel Sou ' Pham, Form Upper IV- A. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE Once a long time ago a young girl sat sewing. She had just finished a big hole in a woollen stocking, and just then came across a small hole. " Ah, " she said, " this is only a little hole. I will not bother with it. " So she left her work, and went out. While she was out, her small dog saw the unfinished work, and thought it would be great fun to play with it. When his mistress came home, the hole had grown much larger, and the stocking was torn and tattered, " Ah, me! " she said, " if I only had mended the hole before! " ■ — Anne Bethune, Form 11. SAMARA 73 A STRANGE CASE Whiat have I done that ' s wrong to-day? Why am I in disgrace? I ' ve been as good as puppies could, Witness my shining face. Of coufse, I chewed my master ' s shoe; Hut then, only a bit. And when I knew I was quite through, I trotted back with it. I bounced into the chicken-pen ; The chickens all did flee. It was such fun to see them run, I watcjied them with great glee. Well, then I went to visit Cook — She ' s very good and kind — I smelt a meal — I didn ' t steal, I knew she wouldn ' t mind. I found, when I came in to tea. That I was in disgrace: I ' ve been as good as puppies could. Witness my shining face. — C. Irwin, IV- A (Lower). 74 SAMARA PUSSY-WILLOW Da rling little Pussy-willow On your shiny brownish pillow, You, look so cosy and so warm Surely you cannot come to harm. You bring the news that spring is here, The gayest time of all the year. — Katherine Inkster, Form IV MUSIC In the world there is most beautiful music. The trees make music when the wind blows on them. They make a rustling music. The trains make a tooting music. The stream makes a rushing music. But the music I like best is people singing. — M. O ' Connor, Form I. SAMARA 75 EXAMS! A trembling victim once I sat, How could I do that French exam? What was the word for " very fat " ? I thought and thought. How dumb I am! On it went, grew worse and worse. Oh dear, oh dear! what does that mean? Oh what can be the word for " purse " ? " Time ' s up " , called forth a voice serene. Next came awful Geography. What is the height of Langdale Pike? Where, oh where, is the river Dee? I wish I knew what Wales is like ! At last the bell for dinner went. With one accord our steps we bent To that one room where there ' s no book But only food whereon to look! — MoiRA Leathem, Lower IV A. 76 SAMARA SPRING Busy bees are humming by; Sun is shining in the sky; Spring is nigh ! Spring is nigh ! Pretty flowers lift their heads From their little garden beds; Round the earth the Springtime treads. Scattering magic everywhere, Making earth look very fair, Everywhere, Everywhere. Little rabbits hop about; In the brooks are little trout — Spring is here, without a doubt. — Grace McDougald, Form II. VISIONS OF YOUTH, DREAMS OF OLD AGE I THOUGHTFUL boy of about fourteen years of age K m( walking up and down in a small but neat . KS garden. His name was Napoleon Bonaparte, Tf- PBi i d he was dreaming great dreams of the future. m He thought of the day when nations would give way and yield ufider his crue)iing blows. He s w great armies in Egypt, on the hot parching desert; in England, face-to-face with the flashing red coats of the enemy; in Austria, in Spain, everywhere! The roar of distant waves beating on the rocks sounded like the thunder of cannon, and the boy ' s heart leapt, for his dreams were becoming more and more dazzling. He visioned great crowds of people, and his own glorious name on tjie lips of everyone; he saw his little Corsican home free and happy, and France — -ah! he was its great leader. He pictured himself as Emperor of all Europe; he saw kingdoms yield under his iron hand; others struggling for freedom, only to be crushed again. He saw, too, a beautiful woman, his beloved companion through life, and a smiling, rosy-cheeked boy, who would succeed him after death. SAMARA Oh, those glorious, glorious dreams! Little did he know how they would one day come true, with what tragic consequences! On a high rock, far above the wild rough sea, sat a man, on whose haggard face were written discouragement, failure, utter loss. Yes, God had allowed his youthful dreams to materialize — • but they had proved false and vain. His thought wandered far, far away from that lonely isle of St. Helena. He saw himself again in Egypt, cheering his down-hearted soldiers who were dying of thirst and disease; in Austria, at the head of that adoring army; crossing the Alps. Ah, life had been all he wanted then! But now — he covered his face with his hands, and tried to drive away these despairing thoughts, but they came thicker and faster, in spite of his efforts. He saw himself in Russia, being followed across that cold bleak country by his still devoted army; here surely, he had thought to gain victory after victory. But the Russians had fled before him, leaving burnt villages and empty towns to await his frozen starving soldiers. What had he done then, to encourage his men? Deserted — yes, deserted that whole army when it needed him most, and now remorse and shame filled his heart; but it was too late. He shifted his position, and tried to bring his mind back to earth, but it would slip away, and he found himself in retrospect once more on the field of Waterloo. Hje could see the red coats of the enemy, not, as he had visioned them in youth, defeated; but victoriouvs, putting his own army to rout. Oh! what would he not give to fight that battle over again! Give him the men, give him the arms, and then he would show the nations that the glorious dreams of his childhood could be accomplished! But instead of that he was an exile on a remote island, bereft of family and friends; and the stricken man gazed forlornly out to sea, as he contemplated the hopeless future stretching before him, a waste of grey unprofitable years, in which he would find no consolation for his weary soul. — Mary McCarthy, V Arts 78 SAMARA MERRY CHRISTMAS! ' ' " Ready, Mother? " " Just coming, dear. " The sweet-faced, white-haired old lady gave a last glance at the " Merry Xmas " in the window, and the mistletoe over tlhe door, and hurried out to join her son and husband in the car. " Gee, I ' ll be glad to see Bill again, won ' t you. Mother? " " I surely will, dearie. It must be six months since he was home. We shall have to make the most of it while he is here! " She smiled contentedly. " We ' ll have a regular family Christmas. There will be a grand dinner to-night — I have a nice fat turkey for him, and a mince pie. Then we will all sit round the fire and talk- — he is sure to have a lot to tell us. " They drew up at the flying field as the sun topped the horizon. " Good morning, sjir, " called a mechanic, " Merry Christmas! " " Merry Christmas to you, John. " " Look, Mother, look, there he is! " A dark speck appears against the sunrise, drawing steadily nearer till they can hear the roar of the engines. The ' plane circles the field, once, twice, and again. An arm waves, a handslpme, freckled face grins boyishly. The skis brush the field — there is a sudden lurch, a flurry of snow. Crash ! Mechanics rush to the overturned ' plane, the doctor hurries out. The pilot is carefully lowered from the cock-pit and laid on the ground. The doctor kneels beside him, opens his coat. Blood seeps through the gray flannel shirt and stains the snow. He groans, and opens a pair of clear blue eyes. " Why, hello, Mother! Hello, Dad! Hello, Bob, old fellow ' Glad to see you all. " The handsome, freckled face grins boyishly. " Merry Christmas- — everybody. " An arm waves feebly, the grin fades, and the head f ls t)ack. „B SiFTON, VI Matric. SAMARA 79 FIRE! It was All Hallows ' E ' en, and dusk was falling fast over the barren woods, and the sere fields, while a ghostly sea-mist veiled the stark rocks of the shore, and crept across the desolate sand- dunes. All was silent, save for the eerie wailing of the wind, which whistled and moaned round the corners of the gaunt old house standing alone upon the crest of the hill. The two travellers upon the lonely road edged closer together, and shivered involuntarily in the dark gloom; they felt the menace and the terror of the deserted old monastery on the cliff, for they had heard tales of its ghostly ttenants, and the malignant spell of evil which it cast over all who approached it. The villagers spoke in whispers of flickering lights and cowled figures, and ghastly shrieks echoing along those ancient corridors, and there were rumours of unearthly rites performed at dead of night within those bleak grey walls. Again the travellers cast uneasy glances towards the massive stone pile towering above them. The taller man growled something under his breath, then muttered fearfully, " The place ought to be pulled down and burnt, though, of course, there can ' t be any truth in their stories of ghosts and devils! " He turned away and began to move on, when suddenly his companion clutched him frantically by the arm. " Look! " he cried, and his voice was hoarse with fear. From one of the gaping upper windows shot a flickering blue flame, licking savagely at the sagging roof, and eating away the moulding frame. Another and another followed the first flame; clouds of acrid, greenish smoke poured out of the windows; the whole barren hill-crest was lit up in the unearthly glare. The ghostly silence was broken by the weird hissing of the fire, and the dull crash of falling stone and timber, as great tongues of flame, white and orange, yellow and red, shot out of the ancient windows, and hungrily devoured the crumbling walls. In the fitful light of the blaze, the two travellers stood silent and awe-stricken at the sight before their eyes, and it seemed to their over-wrought imagination that ghostly figures flitted to and fro along the burning corridors, cowled figures, clad in robes of rusty black, the spiiits of long-departed monks. The howling wind redoubled its strength, and, catching the tongues of fire in its blast, fanned the ruins into a roaring inferno. The upper storeys crashed earthwards amid a cloud of grey-black smoke, and a shower of crumbling masonry, and, as they fell, the 80 SAMARA storm burst out in all its fury. Hundreds of feet below, beneath the over-hanging cliff upon which the haunted monastery was standing, the waves lashed in frenzy against the rocks, and the wind swept down upon the blaze with uncontrolled rage. Higher and higher leapt the columns of red and orange flame, thicker and thicker poured the inky smoke, till, with one rending crash, the foundations collapsed, and, as the masses of timber and stone toppled downward to the brink of the cliff, there suddenly came a splintering cracky the overhanging bank gave way and the whole edge of the cliff on which the monastery had s,tood went hurtling downwards, sweeping the blazing ruins into the raging sea below. The two travellers stood utterly dumbfounded, staring at the gaping rent in the edge of the cliff. Then, with one accord, they turned silently away. For a long while they trudged on without speaking, their heads bent, their collars up-turned. Then at last the taller man muttered, almost as if to himself, T never thought I ' d live to see the like of that. A fire in a haunted monastery, and a land slip into the sea! I can scarcely yet beHeve my eyes ' " It is All Hallows ' E ' en, my friend, " returned the second traveller softly, " and stranger things than this have happened on this night. " • — EvELYN Cantlie, VI MatHc. SAMARA 81 GREECE LAND as free as its own mountain air Each citizen a deep-browed demi-god Prepared to serve his city ' s sacred sod With splendid body and a mind as fair; And they were ever first to do and dare, The farthest shores by them were foremost trod; With flame their poets ' noble thoughts were shod, " Let all be Beauty, " was their deepest prayer. Greece fell before the Macedonian ' s ire, Her golden splendour and her power past; But still her painters ' souls are blazed in fire. Her sculptors ' works in lasting marble cast. Still sounds the music of her ancient lyre, And still we bow before her wisdom vast. — B. SiFTON, VI Matric. 82 SAMARA SAMARA 83 AUTOGRAPHS— CoM inwerf 84 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, Lrthlingborough, Northants, England. Madame de Buy — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Miss M. Challis — Fairlawn, Churchwalk, Worthing, England. Miss F. Claudet— Howick Street, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Miss H. Dunlop— 2051 Stanley Street, Montreal, Que. Miss Fuller — 300 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Miss G. Gegg — The Vicarage, Bampton-in-the-Bush, Oxford, England. Miss L. Green — Froyle, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Miss Haanel— 236 First Avenue Ottawa. Mrs. H. O. McCurry— 66 Robert Street, Ottawa. Miss E. Mills— 188 Powell Avenue, Ottawa. Miss K. Neal — 494 Bay Street, Ottawa. Rev. E. F. Salmon — 436 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Miss Skinner — 163 James Street, Ottawa. Miss D. M. Thwaite — 61 JTornsey Lane, Highgate, London N. 6, England. Miss D. C. Tipple- — Overton House, St. George ' s Road, Chelten- ham, England. Miss A. M. Woolcott — -66, Avondale Road, South Croydon, England. Helen Acheson — -11 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. LiLiAS Ahearn— 450 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Elizabeth Alguire — 107 Sydney Street, Cornwall. Mary Ardern — 903 Landsowne Avenue, Calgary. Cecil Bate — 192 Cobourg Street, Ottawa. Frances Bates — 1 McKinnon Road, Rockcliffe. Marjory Barron — 308 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Anne Betiiune — Berkenfels, Rockcliffe Park. SAMARA 85 Mary Marjorie Blair — Aylmer Road, Que. Dorothy Blackburn — -70 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Glenn Borbridge— 290 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Theodosia Bond — -3548 Mountain Street, Montreal, Que. Genevieve Bronson — Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park. IsOBEL Bryson — 258 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Margaret Carson — -286 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Eleanor Carson — 286 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Evelyn Cantlie— 3414 Stanley Street, Montreal, Que. Gladys Carling — -6 Range Road, Ottawa. Alex Chamberlain — ' 18 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Diana Clark — Earnscliffe, Ottawa. Rosemary Clarke — 90 Park Road, Rockcliffe. Alison Cochrane — Coltrin Road, Rockcliffe. Florence Coristine — 440 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Virginia Coristine — 440 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Anne Coghlin — 1826 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Que. Debora Coulson — ' 19 Rosedale Road, Toronto. Ann Creighton — 325 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Peggy Crerar — Landsowne Road, Rockcliffe. Mary Craig — 309 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Miriam Cruikshank — 34 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe. Gaye Douglas — 226 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Sybil Doughty — 38 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa. Jean Dunlop — 217 Poplar Planes Road, Toronto. Katherine Dunning — 20 Range Road, Ottawa. Susan Edwards — 407 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Jane Edwards— 407 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Pamela Erwin — 138 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Ethel Finnie — 303 Waverley Street, Ottawa. Joan Eraser — Rockcliffe Park. Beatrice Eraser — -Rockcliffe Park. Patricia Galt — Margam, Rockcliffe Park. Lillian Gardner — -328 Waverley Street, Ottawa. Hope Gilmour — Rockcliffe Park. Betty Gordon — ' Turret Lodge, Britannia Bay. 86 SAMARA Ann Gorrell— 445 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. DoREEN Graham — 19 Lindenlea Road, Ottawa. Betty Hamilton — 706 Echo Drive, Ottawa. Betty Harris— 59 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Nancy Haultain— 67 Manor Road, Rockcliffe. Norma Hall— 8 Range Road, Ottawa. Mary Hampson— 1501 McGregor Street, Montreal, Que. Janet Hill — 410 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Cynthia Hill— 335 Chapel Street, Ottawa. Betty Hooper — Selbourne, Rockcliffe Park. Winsome Hooper — Selbourne, Rockcliffe Park. Katherine Inkster— 18 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Catherine Irwin — Inverlynn, Whitby. NiNi Keeper— 87 MacKay Street, Ottawa. Eleanor Kenny — Buckingham, Que. Barbara Kennedy — Riverview, Macleod, Alberta. Joan Keeper — 190 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe. Peggy Law— 220 Lisgar Road, Rockcliffe. Dorothy Laidlaw — 295 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Kathleen Lawson — 149 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Eleanor Leggett — Rockcliffe Park. Dorothy Leggett — Rockcliffe Park. MoiRA Leathem — 490 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa. Mary Malloch — 6 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe. Patricia Macoun — Experimental Farm, Ottawa. Harriett Mathias — 21 Gordon Crescent, Montreal, Que. Louise MacBrien— Aylmer Road, Que. Elaine McFarlane— 417 Elgin Street, Ottawa. Marjorie McKinnon— 323 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa. Helen MacKay— 20 McGregor Street, Montreal, Que. Betty McLachlin — 228 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Grace McDougald— 64 Manor Road, Rockcliffe. Mary McCarthy — 212 Cobourg Street, Ottawa. Elizabeth McMillan — 415 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Christine McN ughton— 333 Chapel Street, Ottawa. SAMARA 87 Ruth Monk — 112 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. Marion Monk — 112 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. Melodie O ' Connor — 160 Bay Street, Ottawa. Betty Plaunt — 1 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa. Celia Proctor — 131 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Jean Perley-Robertson — Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Anne Perley-Robertson — Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Barbara Ross — 35 Goulbourn Avenue, Ottawa. M ARGOT Seely — 14 Seaforth Avenue, Montreal, Que. Penelope Sherwood— Rockcliffe Park. Betty Sifton — 1535 Bernard Avenue, Montreal, Que. Ethel Southam — Casa Loma, Rockcliffe Park. Virginia Stannard — -300 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Elizabeth Symington — 1116 Elgin Terrace, Peel Street North, Montreal, Que. Joan Watson — Edgecliffe, Head of Beckett ' s Drive, Hamilton. Susan Watson — Edgecliffe, Head of Beckett ' s Drive, Hamilton. Barbara Watson— 75 Manor Road, Rockcliffe. Cairine Wilson— The Manor House, Rockcliffe Park. Anna Wilson — The Manor House, Rockcliffe Park. Esther Wilkes— Rockcliffe Park. Rachel White— 603 Besserer Street, Ottawa. June White— 603 Besserer Street, Ottawa. Phillida Whitby— 226 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Jean Workman — 292 Gilmour Street, Ottawa. Rosemary Youle— 104 Lewis Street, Ottawa. Joan Ziegler — Park Road, Rockcliffe. 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(Rockcliffe) Phone RIDEAU 22 Residence Phone: RIDEAU 629 CARDINAL RIDING SCHOOL •oi o FIRST CLASS SADDLE HORSES Riding Paddock in Connection with Stables. Private Lessons Given A. BEDARD 67 CREIGHTON ST. MEAT PRODUCE PURVEYOR TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL AND ELMWOOD SCHOOL Only the most select Meat, Fish, Poultry, Fruit and Vegetables sold. The Filmo Motion Picture Pro- jector is ideal for school and home use. Approved by the National Board of Fire Under- writers for showing anywhere by anyone, without an enclosing booth. A large library of films is available for rental. For demonstration phone QUEEN 2300 PHOTOGRAPHIC STORES LIMITED 65 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA ONTARIO The Summer Sports Girl comes to Devlin ' s for The smartest sports togs (those clever little matelot sweaters they are wearing this year, for example) The loveliest summereveningf rocks — (the new embroidered organdies are adorably youthful) — the cleverest hats — the newest thing in hosiery — and the trickiest of summer undies. Devlin ' sis the store of youth fashion. DyXe art at fur jmt Af Spe cia ry Shop ofSastvrm Canatla 1 evlinS Canadian Hydro Electric Corporation LIMITED CONTROLLING Gatineau Power Co. Gatineau Electric Light Co., Ltd. Saint John River Power Co. 679,519 H.P. IN OPERATION AND UNDER CONSTRUCTION Head Office: OTTAWA CANADA WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF F. L. C. Bond, Esq. D. KEMP EDWARDS LIM TED LUMBER AND FACTORY WORK Head Office: COR. BAYS WATER AVENUE and SOMERSET ST. Telephones: SHER. 4064, 4065, 4066 Branch: 30 VICTORIA STREET, EASTVIEW, ONT. Telephone: RIDEAU 183 ' TRY US FOR SERVICE " NORMAN W. CAMPBELL Chemist and Druggist 71 SPARKS STREET, OTTAWA, Ontario Telephone: QUEEN 159 TAILORS BREECHES MAKERS TO DISCRIMINATING LADIES GENTLEMEN FOR OVER SIXTY YEARS. FOUNDE D 18 0 ESTO R. 2152 GEO.E. PRESTON 6- SONS LIMITED 217 Rideau St. FRITH ' S FLOWERS BEECHWOOD GREENHOUSES Phone R. 1100. Members of The Florists Telegraph Delivery Association Incorporated. DAILY DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY A. E. MORELAND Importer of Foreign and Domestic Fruits HOT HOUSE VEGETABLES A SPECIALTY Phone: RIDEAU 559 120 RIDEAU STREET - OTTAV A - CANADA Always ask for BUTTERNUT BREAD RICH AS BUTTER, SWEET AS A NUT CANADA BREAD CO., Ltd. Phone: SHERWOOD 600 3ERM PROOF ICE As supplied to Elmwood School MANUFACTURED BY Ottawa Artificial Ice Co., Ltd. 387 NICHOLAS ST., OTTAWA. Phone: R. 568— R. 269 G. T. GREEN T)ecorator Phone: CARLING 235 750 BANK STREET, OTTAWA, Canada BEST QUALITY COAL AND COKE ALL SIZES, A FUEL FOR EVERY PURPOSE J. G. Butterworth Co., Limited- 147 SPARKS STREET Phones: Q. 665—666 orward It was Napoleon ' s Philosophy ! When in doubt attack ! We use a milder term in business competition these days, but the precept holds true — to go forward is the only solution for doubt. 1930 was merely a pause in the progress of Manitoba and Saskatchewan — the people there have faith and courage — the excessive caution experienced during the past year is rapidly disappearing. Manufacturers who wish to reap the full return from these sound and responsive markets should lay their foundations now. Deliver your advertising message to the vast audience of the daily paper readers through the dominant n ediums in these provinces. THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS THE REGINA LEADER POST THE SASKATCHEWAN STAR- PHOENIX Maintaining offices in Eastern Canada for advertisers ' service. TORONTO 1206 Canada Permanent Building Wm. Houstin, Manager MONTREAL 225 Confederation Building H. M. Sandison, Manager Represented in the United States by: Henry de Clerque Inc. NEW YORK CHICAGO THE James Macl aren Company Limited MANUFACTURERS OF THIS IS THE PLACE TO BUY YOUR BOOKS AND STATIONERY THORBURN 6? ABBOTT LIMITED Stationers and Booksellers SHEAFFER, PARKER and WATERMAN ' S FOUNTAIN PENS 115 SPARKS STREET - OTTAWA

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